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Yes, the Vietnam War Was Wrong, and Yet, Thank You for Your Service

I did not like this war one bit, but I think we should go easy on the guys who fought over there. Face it, they are just pawns. Their country called, they answered. If if their country called them for a dubious thing, the fact that they answered is still worth something. My main beef against the US military is that we hardly ever fight on the side of the good guys anymore. We are always for the bad guys or at least fighting for some dubious cause.

And we commit war crimes like crazy, though we seem to be getting a lot better about this. The Rules of Engagement in Iraq were much stricter than in Vietnam and certainly than in Korea, where I wonder if we were even following any rules at all. We need to knock it off with the White Phosphorus already though. We no longer use napalm (thank God!) and we have ended the use of cluster bombs (good show!). We really need to end the use of all depleted uranium ammunition though. The stuff is toxic as Hell and it’s got to go.

Almost no enemy POW’s were executed in Iraq or Afghanistan. I am afraid that we did this in Vietnam (CIA’s abominable Phoenix Plan), and in Korea, it looks like there were some terrible cases of this and even of US troops executing hundreds of South Korean civilians. My Lai was not the only massacre in Vietnam. There were many more smaller ones. It was fairly common for US soldiers to rape and murder young Vietnamese women villagers, especially in enemy territory. No, I do not approve of setting huts on fire in villages. Free-fire zones were a complete abomination. Carpet bombing with B-52’s is madness. The use of Agent Orange was an outrage.

US troops were not really monsters. After Tet, severe cynicism set in among US soldiers. Drug use skyrocketed, especially heroin, and I believe ceasefires were often negotiated with the local NVA or Viet Cong. Fragging or assassination of hated officers by those under the command rose to epidemic levels. Many to most of the men felt that the cause they were fighting for was complete bullshit, and they were probably right. We had a draft in the US, and those men were called up and ordered to serve. You can hardly fault a soldier for being drafted into war.

But I will say that the US military is damn good. And I can respect that. The 173rd Airborne was legendary in Vietnam. It has long been said to be one of the finest units in the US military, and I believe they may still exist.

Does it make sense to say that you thought the war was a great big mistake and still thank the men who served for their service? I don’t know, but I am going to do it anyway.

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The Insanity of Americans Part 36,827: America – The Curious Land Where Everyone Is Above Average

I don’t understand this fetish Americans have with superiority. It’s like Lake Wobegon where everyone is above average.

To give you an example, 90% of Americans state that they are above average drivers.  Obviously that is logically impossible.

Fully 25% of Americans think they are in the top 1% of the income bracket. I am not sure, but that may be around $300,000/yr. So full one quarter of Americans are so damn stupid that they think they make 300 grand no matter what their income is. I guess they failed elementary school math.

Fully 50% of Americans are absolutely certain that they will be millionaires one day. I believe 1% of Americans are millionaires. So 50% of Americans are absolutely certain that they will be in the top 1%. Ain’t gonna happen.

We see this in the Game Community where PUA fraudsters and con artists (and trust me, every single PUA guru is a fraudster and a scam artist) try to sell men PUA snake oil that insists that 100% of men can be in the top 15-20% of men (statistical Alphas) if only they try harder. I challenge every one of these PUA crooks to tell me how 100% of American men can end up in the top 15% of men. Is it some magic trick of math?

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Alt Left: Are SJW’s Mostly Insane, Mostly Evil or Both?

Christopher: If you hate Democrats so much and you hate Republicans even more, why not just vote Green?

The fact that millions of people vote for parties while holding their noses with a clothes peg is the reason why we are in this mess.

Also SJW’s are not well-meaning. They want to destroy Western civilization just so they can look cool and rebellious. Anti-SJW’s may not always be perfect, but at least they don’t want think Western Civilization is the most homophobic, racist, least tolerant society on Earth when actually it is the best place to be an ethnic minority or gay.

Actually I do vote Green a fair amount of the time. But this last election I looked at the Green platform and decided that the Greens were seriously out of their minds. I mean talk about SJW’s! The Greens are vastly worse SJW’s than even the Democraps are.

Often if I think that the Democrap does not have a chance, say my district is very rightwing (which has been the situation almost my entire life in California, even today), then I will just vote Green because the Democrap does not stand a chance anyway. Or if the Democrap is obviously going to wipe out the Republican completely, I might vote Green. Also it depends on how crappy the Democrap is. Diane Feinstein is a rightwing monster, but I have always liked Barbara Boxer. And I really love Kamala Harris. Those are actual Democrats, not the usual Democraps. We are really growing some fine Democrats here in California.

Your extreme denunciation of SJW’s is interesting. I do not think they are evil poison selling the destruction of society. That’s what Republicans do. I think the SJW’s are just selling insanity. Instead of a dystopic horrorshow, the world the SJW’s want strikes me more as an insane asylum. Never attribute to malice what you can attribute to idiocy. And it’s best not to attribute to evil what is better seen as simply insanity. Many mentally ill people seem evil, but often they are simply insane and the insanity is what’s causing their awful behavior. Their hearts are actually decent deep down inside.

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Alt Left: If the Rate of Homosexuality in Populations Can Increase or Decrease, What’s to Stop It from Going Full-blown to 100% or Even 0? Do Humans Just Reap the Most Benefits by Having Homosexuals at 10%?

Answered on Quora.

The 10% figure is one of the biggest lies out there, but everyone believes it. It is repeated by gay activists and the Gay Lobby like a mantra, but it is almost certainly not true. It is based on the Kinsey Study, but even the Kinsey Study did not find that 10% of the population were truly gay in the way a gay person is now.

Like anyone else, gay people would like to increase their numbers. I don’t blame them.

If I were gay, I would want as many hot men available to date as possible. The fact that 97% of males are not gay must be very depressing to gay men. I think it would make me not only depressed but confused. How could I tell which men were gay and which were not?
Gaydar is another lie of the Gay Lobby. The truth is it doesn’t even work. Gay men hit on straight men all the time thinking that we straight men are gay. Obviously their Gaydar is broken. So if Gaydar doesn’t work and is just a conceit, and you really can’t figure out if a man is gay or not, what is a gay man to do? I am thinking it must be Hellish. What infernal confusion!

The truth is that many population studies in the US consistently find that at the most 3% of the US population identifies themselves as gay. There may be some closet cases lying in the surveys, but I doubt if there are many. In some studies, half of those 3% are married to women! How is that compatible with these studies being flawed by mass hidden closet cases? They keep doing the surveys, and they keep coming up with at the most 3% of men are gay. So we have to use the 3% figure in talking about the gay percentage of the population.

Gay activists and their Lobby hate these low figures because they think there is strength in numbers. They think that if people think there are only a tiny number of gay men, people will be freer to bully and persecute them. Whereas if they are a large figure like 10%, people will accept them more. I am not sure if it is true. Maybe it is. But they’re still lying, even if they are lying for a good reason. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

I would like to differentiate between gay men in general and gay activists and the Gay Lobby. Quite a few gay men dislike the Lobby and the activists. I have a gay friend who despises both of them. He says gay men just need to get married, move to the suburbs in a nice house and live quietly and unobtrusively like the rest of their neighbors. I concur!

So please do not think that by attacking the activists and the Lobby I am attacking all gay men. Certainly not. In fact, I encourage gay men to reject both activism and the Lobby. They’re counterproductive, and ~80% of the things they say are flat out lies. Gay activism, like all the other Identity Politics, is just propaganda. As feminism is nothing but propaganda for women, gay activism is nothing but propaganda for gays.

Nevertheless, I encourage all gay men to fight for their basic rights. I just don’t think lying is the right way to get what’s due to them. Not only will I support them, but I will help them, as I participate in some worthy gay political campaigns!

Surveys done with medical students found that ~3–4% of men identify as gay, gay being 0–100 to 20–80 on a scale orientation where 0–100 = completely gay. Another 2% identify as gay-leaning bisexuals, these being 30–70 to 40–60 on the same scale. Only 1% of men identify as fully bisexual, showing the stereotype about few people being purely bisexual is based on fact.

Adding up the numbers, 6% of men in these surveys identify as leaning gay, either bisexual or fully gay. Keep in mind that 2% of those men have a pretty strong lean towards women too, so they are not that gay. Another 1% are the “pure bis” who cannot logically be seen as gay either, neither can they be seen as straight. These are the people most perfectly identified as bisexual.

So population surveys get 3%, and medical student surveys get 6%. I don’t know what to do. Let’s go by majority rules and take the population surveys and say that 3% of men are gay.

This figure tends to be pretty steady for whatever reason. My research leads me to believe that true biological homosexuality (which surely exists and is the case with most gay men) is caused by hormonal aberrations and abnormalities in the womb. I doubt if it is genetic. There is some pretty good evidence leading to this conclusion. For whatever reason, these hormonal aberrations seem to occur in only ~3% of male births, and at least in the last few decades, nothing changes that.

Adding weight to my theory, there is research out there that shows that after 1990 in the Czech Republic, great efforts were put into monitoring pregnant women, adjusting their hormonal levels to the proper level, and keeping them from going off. Incredibly, research showed that this effort caused the rates of homosexuality and transsexualism to plummet. Not collapse but plummet.

Therefore, there may indeed by a “cure” for male homosexuality or at least a way to prevent it. I assure you that the Gay Lobby does wish to do anything to prevent homosexuality and transsexualism even if the mother desires this. But this shows how we might be able to artificially lower or even raise the rate of male homosexuality.
Now since the rate seems to be at a steady rate of 3%, and all evidence seems to be that the 3% rate (or lower) is the norm all over the world for biological male homosexuality, I would say we have nothing to worry about gay men taking over the world, though some of the real radicals would love to do that, trust me. Go read some of their documents. But the vast majority of gay men reject this gay chauvinism or gay imperialism.

The rate is 3% now, and it will be 3% in the future, unless we start lowering it as above.

This is why the question does not make sense. If biological male homosexuality occurs at a steady low rate everywhere on Earth without change, the rate of such cannot go much higher than 3%, certainly not to 100%, and it will not go down zero either, at least naturally on its own.

On the other hand, straight men have a tremendous potential for bisexuality. There are societies currently and in the past where very high percentages of men (up to 95%) engaged in regular sex with men (while also having lots of sex with women) throughout their lives. So you can definitely end up with societies like Afghanistan where many straight (by sexual orientation) men engage in homosexual behavior.
We must distinguish between orientation and behavior. They tend to follow each other pretty well but not always. Ancient Greece and Rome are good examples of where they can diverge a lot.

Now if you want to ask what would happen if 100% of men were behaviorally bisexual and were engaging in sex with men on a regular basis as in Ancient Greece and Rome, that’s another question, and I don’t think you questioner is asking that here. Personally I think it would be utterly catastrophic, although gay men would think they were in Paradise. Then again, the sky has not fallen in Afghanistan, where something like this is already going on.

Male homosexuality is bad for society. It brings along a whole host of problems and yes, diseases, along with it which impose considerable cost on society. I would like to add that these problems impose these costs on gay men themselves in terms of mental and physical illness, a whole lot of very sketchy behavior, and a culture that does not seem to be healthy at all in many ways. Despite the societal effects, the overwhelming costs of these problems are borne by gay men themselves.

Nevertheless, I feel that these are gay men’s problems. It is unspeakably rude and selfish to say that gay men’s problems which hurt them so much are terrible for the rest of us for whatever reason. It’s like someone walks into your house with a broken leg wanting help and you scream at him for ruining your day. How rude! How selfish!
Gay men’s problems are for them to solve. We need to stay out of it. If they want to deal with this stuff, let them go to it. We will help them, but the ball’s in their court.

I would like to point out that lots of things are not good for society, but we allow or tolerate them anyway, as it’s just not the place of society or the state to regulate people’s behavior, lifestyles, and choices.

In terms of the costs to society, yes there are some, especially in disease burden and medical expenses, but keep in mind that gay men are only 3% of the male population and a tiny 1.5% of the total population. Basically, whatever problems male homosexuality causes, we in the US can handle them very easily because gay men’s numbers are so small. If the percentages of gay men were to climb radically beyond 3%, the costs to society would be much more severe, and it would be something we could not deal with well. But that’s a whole other hypothetical problem.

As far as benefits go, I am going to be a radical here and say that society as a whole probably reaps exactly zero benefits from homosexuality either male or female. The effects on society are either negative or (mostly) neutral, but even when they are negative, their tiny numbers allow us to handle these effects well.

For the life of me, as a straight man, I cannot fathom any benefits from having gay men in my society. Somebody needs to clue me here. What’s in it for me, or for straight society as a whole? Color me confused!

Most straight men would probably be perfectly happy to never deal with another gay man for the rest of our lives. It’s not that they are horrible for us, but there’s no benefit at all, and there is a certain downside (they constantly try to seduce us). Most of us don’t really hate them at all (we are more indifferent towards them than anything else) but we don’t feel any special love for them, and I wager they would not be missed.

Nevertheless, despite this fact of there being no benefit to us, we straight men need to support full rights for biologically gay men. We need to wish for them the same happy and healthy lives as we do for ourselves, not even 1% less.

Please realize that these men did not choose to be this way. We straight men are straight only due to sheer luck and a roll of the genetic dice. Any of us could have ended up gay too. If you are straight, try to imagine if you had been wired up gay instead. Imagine yourself just as you are, except you are a gay man instead of a straight man. That’s called empathy. What would you like to the world to be like? This is the world that straight men need to create for gay men, not for any particular reason, but only because it’s simply the right thing to do.

No matter what we straight men think about male homosexuality (and a lot of us are profoundly repulsed by it), nevertheless at the end of the day, we have to be kind.

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PUA/Game: The Black Women and Asian Men Interracial Pairing Project: Doomed before It Leaves the Starting Gate

There is now a movement, with an extreme Cultural Left emphasis, to get Black women and Asian men together. Some have said that this is a pairing of the two least desirable races among the genders. Black women are supposedly the least desirable women according to surveys on dating sites, and Asian men are supposedly the least desirable men according to those same surveys.

I would add here that Black men seem to like Black women just fine.

It’s also true that Asian women seem to like Asian men just fine. I just spent several days in Mountain View, an extremely heavily Asian (mostly Chinese) city in California. Most of the Chinese women were quite willingly hooked up with ordinary Chinese men even though it is a truism in HBD circles that Asian men are the least masculine men of all.

As you can see, Black women as the least feminine women and Asian and Indian men as the least masculine men get the short end of the stick. A Black woman/Asian man pairing would be bizarre. You are asking the most masculine women to pair with the least masculine men. Black women probably see Asian men as severe wimps. You are also asking the least masculine men to hook up with the most masculine women.  For an Asian man to date a Black must nearly feel gay, as if he is with a man. The people at the far ends of the spectrum are the least likely to choose each other.

The argument though is that Black women and Asian men are both SOL in US culture, so these two most rejected groups will have to hook up with each other out of necessity more than anything else. I am just not seeing it. Black women probably prefer a vibrator over some wimpy Asian guy.

An Asian men probably prefer porn and a fleshlight over nearly animalistic, masculinized Black women. After all, Asian men are encultured to prefer the most feminine women of them all – their own. Why would such men who want the most feminine women choose the least feminine women? Those would be the last men to do so.

Black women are encultured to prefer the most masculine men of them all – Black men. As women choose upwards in masculinity, can you blame them? Black men are like the prize to a Black woman. Why would women who want the most masculine men choose the least masculine men? They wouldn’t. They would rather stay home and rub one out in privacy. It’s better than some wimpy guy.

So this project of getting Asian men to pair up with Black women, even out of desperation, seems like a folly. Charging at windmills may be good exercise, but it never accomplishes anything.

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PUA/Game: Even in the Land of the Nerds, Women Still Probably Prefer Alphas

I spent a few days in Silicon Valley recently, mostly in Mountain View, where I spent four days. Mountain View was swarming with nerdy men of all races. Most of the White and Indian men there were quite nerdy. I would think that if you had great Game and you went to Silicon Valley, you might be able to clean up because so many of the men were such nerds, and you have to think that those women there are probably hungry for some Game-supercharged Alpha men, who seem to be in short supply.

Even in the Land of the Nerds, I am sure that most women still prefer Alphas. That’s just Mother Nature calling them home. They’re not even thinking about it or aware of it. It’s 40,000 years of evolution talking. In so many ways, we may as well  still be living in caves. We are not as different from cavepeople as we think.

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Alt Left: The Creation of a New Race in the US – a Black/White Converged Race

It must be that males across space and time have been specifically selecting for beauty in females. The less attractive females were apparently simply selected against.

We see this trend even in modern times as the Black phenotype in the US has remarkably merged with the White phenotype, but only from the late 1800’s on. The changes in Black skulls in the US from the 1870’s on are nothing short of miraculous. Some it is probably due to diet, but most of it seems to be due to pure genetics. At the same time, a remarkable change has occurred in the White phenotype in terms of selection against archaic features and for progressive features from the 1600’s to the present day such that White people now look more like Black people than they do like their very own Colonial ancestors.

We what we are seeing is a merger of the two races. We have already had the creation of the American Negro, almost a new race among Blacks characterized by more progessive features and greater beauty, fewer archaic features, increased intelligence (apparently genetic) and heavy White minority admixture. Yet US Whites are also creating a new race as they merge together with Blacks phenotypically. It is almost as if we are heading towards the creation of a new Black-White merged and somewhat mixed race here in the Americas. Some it is due to interbreeding, but much is also due to parallel development.

What happened what that after the First Liberation, Black men were probably finally able to be more selective in Black females. They selected for lighter skin and Whiter or at least more progressive features and against more archaic features. Black females were also able to be more choosy about men. As some Black men began to accumulate money and wealth (quite a bit of which could be accumulated in Black neighborhoods among the new Black professionals) women began selecting possibly for the most moneyed, prominent or powerful men.

This type of Black men has always been lighter-skinned and more White-admixed than other Blacks. Hence these men would have more progessive and fewer archaic features. It also seems to be a truism that archaic features as associated with lower IQ’s and more progressive features are associated with higher IQ’s. This is even true across racial lines and within races themselves. Mass Black selection for more progressive and Whiter features may have led to the increased IQ among US Negroes, which can only partly be explained by genetics. There may also have been some epigenetics at work here in the US.

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Alt Left: Gay Men: A Behavioral Profile

This is a post from a comment by former commenter, now banned, Trash. However it was so well-done that I thought it was worth a post of its own. For all of his considerable faults, Trash was definitely a good writer, one of the best writers I’ve ever had among my commenters.

Although the Cultural Left flips on this type of thing and screams homophobia and stereotyping and bigotry, I know quite a bit about gay men having spent so much time in LA and Hollywood. Hollywood is gay as Hell. It’s at least as gay as Frisco and maybe even more so.

At this point, I have been around enough gay men that I could almost write an encyclopedia about them, and sadly it would not all be complimentary. There is a serious downside to gay men and especially their severely problematic culture that is never discussed anymore due to fears of being called homophobic. Nevertheless, the arguments are for the most part true, and if you back to before 1970, you can see that many clinicians who wrote about male homosexuality could well have been writing down those observations today. Although male homosexuality is not a mental illness, it almost acts like one. I think a better way to see it is to see male homosexuality as a “syndrome” since it’s not fair to call it a mental illness considering how many gay men are psychologically healthy, even robustly so.

Although the following will be condemned as homophobic, stereotypical and the work of  a bigot, bottom line is just about everything  Trash wrote below is 100% true about gay men.

Trash: Gay men also seem to adopt behaviors or mannerisms you would see in older women as a result of emulating aunts or grandmothers instead of uncles or other male family members.

They can be quite shrill.

Clothes will be important them, and even if they are not attractive they will be overly concerned about their personal appearance. They make wonderful interior decorators because this is also important. They will become hairdressers more often than straight males, or work in restaurants as they have grown up in kitchens as opposed to underneath a car or building a house.

They show little facility with tools or manual labor. They lack coordination, though of course some like Bruce Jenner defy this general rule. They do not like the outdoors, camping or home improvement because from an early age they gravitated towards the female head of the household.

Although gays work out in gyms constantly, they will generally not be employed in manual work involving physical exertion.

Generally they are more right-sided than left-sided thinkers. They can talk forever about humanities or the arts but do not excel in chemistry, physics or math (There will be 1,000 exceptions out of a billion in the world).

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Hinduism: The Ugly Truth about a Major World Religion

Excellent post by our great commenter Judith Mirville breaking down what Hinduism is really all about. I really think that this is simply an ancient backwards religion typical of many such religions.

I was a sort of wayward Hindu myself for a decade (to be more accurate, a devotee of Kali : being one, though it makes you belong to Hindu India in some way, makes you belong to it like a New Orleans voodoo practitioner belongs to Christian America, that is say looked upon as a representative of the spiritual archenemy), I was already 100% agreeing with all what you say about India right from the start and now I agree 700%.

Hindu Brahmins are just a plainly evil bunch, what they call their religion is pure witchcraft. Actually, what you imagine about Haitian Black magicians thanks to Hollywood does apply to Hindu Brahmins : they wend their way in any organized society -through malevolent magic alone. Hinduism doesn’t exist as such – it is more a religious culture than a religion, but more than 80% of people classified as Hindus are practitioners of the Vaishnava (more vulgarly known under the name of the cult of Rama and Krishna) religion, considering all beings as mere appearances of just one supreme one, Vishnu (about 10% are of the Shivaite current, which is the more interesting part of Hindu culture most Westerners love to enthuse about but is considered malefic by other Hindus, the other 10% being the devotees of more “backward” animistic cults).

To me, Vishnu, as defined by Sanskrit scholars, is the Indian name for Lucifer. Vishnu is supposed to be the supreme maintainer of the worlds, and the way he maintains the world is through deception. Vishnu is best conceived of as the supreme banker of the Universe, the lender of karmic good points you have to earn back through hard life until you win the right to nonexistence.

Vishnu has a female consort, Lakshmi, which is nothing but money. Money is venerated indeed as the supreme female deity herself, no matter the dirty way it is earned (actually the dirtier the better), and banknotes have to be kissed before being deposited on Lakshmi’s altar by all worthy pious shopkeepers.

The Universe is ruled by three principles – deception, rage, and obscurantism in decreasing order of hierarchy, and the more exclusively you devote yourself to deception by renouncing pleasure (all pleasure leads downward into obscurity according to that view: it is the most puritanical culture in the whole world to the point where only the Protestant Englishmen could understand it somewhat and manage it among the European colonists who tried to access that subcontinent) and to revolt against the order of things, the higher you climb in the hierarchy of beings.

There is no place for divine grace within that system, only for good and bad karmic points you earn and spend. There is no divine free gift – you have to earn your way upwards by your own effort alone, and you must never help anyone suffering, as all suffering is rightly deserved. What is given to you by Vishnu is lent, not freely given, and you must pay back with interest. It hence comes to no surprise that such a country is the paradise of all Western Banksters devising the best future for humanity in the long run.

What always made me marvel right from the start is the way the hippie movement led so many romantic Westerners in quest of spirituality to such a haven of pure callousness – it one proof more it was right from the start a remotely-controlled movement to bring about the first generation of Westerners since long that renounced to bequeath a world a little better to their sons and daughters.

Caste is part and parcel of Vaishnava Hinduism, actually it is the main thing about it. Without caste there can be no Hinduism in the same way without charity there can be no Christianity worthy of that name (except in the American Republican acceptance).

The principle of caste is that you must never love your work for work to be work. If you love your work for itself or for the good it brings to the world you make the cardinal offense against Vishnu and against your own salvation, as you fail to pay back your karmic points. Those who are guilty of wanting to change the world for the better are the lowest of the low, the pariahs – they are outside the faith by definition and to be treated as foes to mistreat lest you share their guilt. The greatest sin of all is to cry out what you feel is true, as it is Vishnu’s privilege alone to tell the truth to those of are worthy of it. Being a whistleblower of any sort makes you the target of rightful assassination.

Those who are still attached to earthly pleasures but at least renounce to participate in the advent of another better world and to creativity in general form the lower class among the Hindu proper, the shudras: they are not entitled to education but to effort only for a pittance.

Those who dislike pleasure and rather like pleasure deferral as a way to gain power over those still attached to it but are still attached to their individual will are the merchant or bourgeois caste, the vaishyas.

Those who also dislike individual achievement and take more pleasure in countering others’ will though they are still attached to honor are the warriors and rulers, the Kshatriyas.

Those who are not attached to honor but rather to destroying others through moral blame are the Brahmans. It is very hard to have a real glimpse of Hinduism by fraying with Hindus because it is forbidden to them to teach you any truth, as you are outside their fold and must be pariahs for the very pleasure of being interested too much in what is not your business.

The duty of any guru is to swindle you by any means if you are not among the three upper castes, and the best you can achieve as a non-Hindu is to be a capitalist to be esteemed thanks to money alone.

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Modern American Buddhism and Evangelical Protestantism As Ancient Pagan Religions

The perverted Buddhism practiced by materialistic young Americans harkens back to the ancient feature or the old religions where one made prayers or gave offerings to get whatever one wanted, material or otherwise, whether for good or for evil.

A friend of mine went to a Buddhist meeting and was told that the essence of Buddhism was that you simply chanted and prayed to the Buddha for “whatever you want,” and examples were given of money, sex, power, a job, material objects or whatever.

It’s hard to believe that the actual Buddha himself would countenance such a coarse and vulgar attachment to the material world. The essence of Buddha’s teaching was to “get out of the wheel” – the wheel meaning the wheel of desire – and to attain a state of satori where you no longer desire, want or need much of anything beyond what is necessary for survival. Only by making such a clean break with earthly matters may one hope to attain enlightenment. As you can see, this American Buddhism is quite a perversion.

The frankly heretical modern Prosperity Gospel of Conservative Republican Evangelicals in America is obviously nothing more than a riff off the ancient “make a prayer or give an offering to your God for whatever it is that you want” – in this case, being America, of course everyone wants money and only money, as this is the only thing of matter or even value in American culture.

A quick look at the statements of Jesus, a man sworn to poverty and contemptuous of the rich, shows the perversion and outright heresy of Prosperity Doctrine.

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