Tuesday, May 19, 2020

OBAMAGATE: THE ROGUE COUNTER INTEL TRAP

In his vlog Common Sense, Rudy Giuliani is 'debriefing' George Papadopoulos. The former Trump campaign advisor recounts the events as of 2015 that led to his indictment for lying to the FBI, in effect a crime created by the Mueller Investigation. Papadopoulos' book "Deep State" has the ring of a very exciting spy novel, but it is actually a real life conspiracy against then candicate, now sitting President Trump. 


A Rogue Counter-Intelligence Trap, Part of Obamagate with George Papadopoulos.

UPDATE: In episode 36 of Common Sense, Rudy Giuliani analyzes the rogue counter-intelligence trap, part of Obamagate, with Former Policy Advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, George Papadopoulos!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

THE MORAL PRICE OF THE CORONA PANDEMIC

From the battle ground of the ongoing corona crisis the question emerges what price Governments are willing to pay to save the lives of their citizens? They won't answer the dreaded query of course, but we can infer it from their actions. Because there is no cure or vaccination, politicians must choose between letting nature take its course, or fight it with the limited means at their disposal, at a very high price to the tax payer and the economy?



The Rush Limbaugh Show March 31, 2020.

Rush Limbaugh yesterday cracked the moral code of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He handed us the key with his observation that what separates this outbreak from any of the usual seasonal flus, is the fact we have no known cure or vaccination against COVID-19. In other words, we have no other means of combatting it than with A. so called "herd immunization" -- in fact laisser faire, taking the high price of the dizzying mortality rate for granted -- or B. fight it with the limited means that we have, such as (selectively) closing the borders, quarantine, testing testing testing, voluntary "shelter in place" type rules and "social distancing".

Saturday, March 7, 2020

GIULIANI'S CORRUPTION TRIAL: $5.3 BILLION AID MISSING

For two years President Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani has been secretly investigating the involvement of the Ukraine's former Government of Petro Poroshenko in Spygate, and their collusion with the Democrats, Obama's VP, Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden role on the board of Ukraine's gas giant Burisma. The former prosecutor and corruption fighter is now disclosing his findings in the format of trial per podcast. 



Rudy Giuliani Common Sense Podcast Ep.11: $5.3 Billion in Ukrainian Foreign Aid Missing.

UPDATE: In Episode 11 Giuliani is interviewing Ukrainian parlementarian Andrii Derkach. He is also sitting on the Budget Committee. They discuss the report made up on December 18, 2017 by the Accounting Chamber, a Ukrainian, independent auditing committee assessing expenditures. Between 2014 and 2017 at least 5,3 billion dollars in foreign aid is unaccounted for, wrongfully diverted and/or misspent (see also posting on Feb. 23).

Friday, February 7, 2020

UKRAINE: THE FINAL PIECE

Remember the Arab Spring and similar "spontaneous, indiginous uprisings in the Obama/Clinton era? Remember the Orange Revolution and the Maidan uprising in Ukraine? Remember the Russian Collusion Investigations probing Russia's relations with the Trump Campaign in 2016? Glenn Beck is connecting the dots and explains what it all had to do with the impeachment of President Trump under the guise of 'withholding aid to Ukraine'. 



Glenn Beck Presents: Ukraine: The Final Piece.

UPDATE: The media and the Left drove the narrative from the start on the July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky. They wanted us to see only one thing. It’s time to look at more. Glenn Beck connects the dots between the phone call that led to the impeachment of President Trump and why an investigation into Hunter Biden is so important.

Monday, July 8, 2019

About PomoNews

PomoNews.com as a news blog has been discontinued. The PomoNews Archive however is still available as a reference blog concerning two major threats to modern Western Enlightenment civilization based on individual liberty:

- Postmodernism (pomo)
- Premodernism (premo)

The basis of our enquiries is a book entitled Explaining Postmodernism, written by Professor of Philosophy, Stephen Hicks. The tome can be downloaded here. Sampler in Persian (PDF).


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Sunday, July 7, 2019

The Counter Enlightenment: Introduction (1)

The present is a series of key postings on the roots of contemporary European political philosophy. These ideas shaped many states on the continent, determined the nature of the Government, and defined the role of the people as state subjects. The result is a distinct European culture that is shaping the world today as it is taking over the USA. 


Cuba, Calle Bernaza. H/t @KarelBecerra.

UPDATE:

The idea of the creation of a personalized universe, or rather a personal version of the universe originates with Protagoras (490-420 BC), who said "man is the measure of all things", he meant individual man, rather than mankind. The sophists of the rough, second generation, notably Trasymachus, a character in Plato's Republic, put that notion of subjectivism pragmatically to good use. In classical Greece the sophists used language, not in the service of truth or the transfer of information, but as a strategy for political point-scoring. Does this begin to ring a bell? The sophists held that justice is in the interest of the stronger, that might makes right.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

The Counter Enlightenment: Rousseau's Ravages (2)

The present is a series of key postings on the roots of contemporary European political philosophy. These ideas shaped many states on the continent, determined the nature of the Government, and defined the role of the people as state subjects. The result is a distinct European culture that is shaping the world today as it is taking over the USA. 


Have you ever signed up for the social contract? 

Continued from The Counter-Enlightenment: Introduction (1)

Swiss-French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau's (1712-1778) personal life is marked by traits sounding awkwardly contemporary. Self-pity and paranoia play see-saw with wrong choices and blaming others. In Rousseau's world view man is by nature good, but it is society that is the cause of corruption and vice. Iconic for Rousseauian thought is the image of the noble savage, man in his natural state before his fall from Paradise.

Friday, July 5, 2019

The Counter Enlightenment: Countering Kant (3)

The present is a series of key postings on the roots of contemporary European political philosophy. These ideas shaped many states on the continent, determined the nature of the Government, and defined the role of the people as state subjects. The result is a distinct European culture that is shaping the world today as it is taking over the USA. 


Kant's subjectivism opened the door to the acceptance of contradiction.

Continued from The Counter-Enlightenment: Rousseau's Ravages (2)

Often erroneously classified as part of the Enlightenment, Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is in his mindset entirely antithetical to the values of that movement: he is a typical religious totalitarian who laid the groundwork for full blown subjectivism, the concept of mankind as the ultimate collective under a One World Government and anti-moral altruist ethics. Kant does not have the mind of a scientist, but of a religionist.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

The Counter Enlightenment: Heckling Hegel (4)

The present is a series of key postings on the roots of contemporary European political philosophy. These ideas shaped many states on the continent, determined the nature of the Government, and defined the role of the people as state subjects. The result is a distinct European culture that is shaping the world today as it is taking over the USA. 


Left and Right Hegelians at war.

Continued from The Counter Enlightenment: Countering Kant (3)

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) was, like Immanuel Kant (Part 3), a great admirer of Jean Jacques Rousseau (part 2). Like today's cosmologists are warping reason for their Holy Grail, the 'theory of everything', these anti philosophers of the Counter Enlightenment did the same in their efforts to unify faith and reason. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The Counter Enlightenment: Flunking Fichte (5)

The present is a series of key postings on the roots of contemporary European political philosophy. These ideas shaped many states on the continent, determined the nature of the Government, and defined the role of the people as state subjects. The result is a distinct European culture that is shaping the world today as it is taking over the USA. 


The paradox, the contradiction and the oxymoron have merged into postmodern "logic". 

Continued from The Counter Enlightenment: Heckling Hegel (4)
"Education should aim at destroying free will so that after pupils are thus schooled they will be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting otherwise than as their school masters would have wished."
Meet the Professor from hell, Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762-1814), Head of Philosophy and Psychology Dept. of the Prussian University of Berlin, in 1810.