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PI Newsletter #37

1. Retired US Colonel: Israel is Dragging the United States into World War

Israel is in the process of plunging America into a war with Iran that could destroy what’s left of the Middle East and ignite a third world war, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, warned in Washington approximately a week ago.

Wilkerson, a retired army colonel who now teaches at Washington-area universities, didn’t hold back in his critique of where the status quo is leading the United States via its client state, Israel.

Retired US Colonel: Israel is dragging the United States into World War

2. Karl Marx, Zombie

The philosopher’s admirers continue to try to animate a corpse.


3. Pippi Longstocking—Victim Of Sweden’s Immigration “Problem”

What is it about Sweden that has led to such a fervent embracing of Political Correctness?

The country has always had a strong culture of consensus, perhaps because its ultra-cold climate meant that only cooperative groups survived. Once a set of ideas is adopted, very few dissenters rise up. By the time a bad idea becomes so obvious it can no longer be denied, the damage has been done and is often irreversible.

The Political Correctness phenomenon took up the torch handed down from extreme Lutheranism, utterly intolerant, no diversity of opinion, fanatical, rather like Luther himself. The populace continued to be manipulated to think the right things, overtly idolizing the disempowered (though the Swedish poor have been replaced by the immigrant), and seeing minor disagreements as inspired by the devil himself.  Thus Roland Huntford argued in his 1971 book The New Totalitarians that Sweden had thus never developed a civic, individualist culture but instead remained centralized and authoritarian …


4.  “Like The Roman”– Enoch Powell’s Prophetic Speech, 50th Anniversary Edition

Enoch Powell’s speech to the Annual General Meeting of the West Midlands Area Conservative Political Centre, Birmingham, England, April 20, 1968.

The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils.

In seeking to do so, it encounters obstacles which are deeply rooted in human nature. One is that by the very order of things such evils are not demonstrable until they have occurred: At each stage in their onset there is room for doubt and for dispute whether they be real or imaginary. By the same token, they attract little attention in comparison with current troubles, which are both indisputable and pressing: whence the besetting temptation of all politics to concern itself with the immediate present at the expense of the future. Above all, people are disposed to mistake predicting troubles for causing troubles and even for desiring troubles: “if only”, they love to think, “if only people wouldn’t talk about it, it probably wouldn’t happen”. Perhaps this habit goes back to the primitive belief that the word and the thing, the name and the object, are identical.

At all events, the discussion of future grave but, with effort now, avoidable evils is the most unpopular and at the same time the most necessary occupation for the politician. Those who knowingly shirk it, deserve, and not infrequently receive, the curses of those who come after.



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