Helen Dale’s first novel ‘The Hand That Signed The Paper’ won critical acclaim and a variety of prestigious prizes like the Miles Franklin Award. Yet, what followed her heightened visibility in the public eye was not a privileged pathway to more success, but a decades-long cancel-culture witchhunt. In her book she described the pressures on and the weaknesses of Ukrainians during WWII. Stalin committed a genocide against them only a few years earlier. The Nazis, at the time, looked like an opportunity to break free from Russian control. It is this historical dilemma Vladimir Putin weaponizes against Ukraine today. In those dark years a disproportionate number of Holocaust enablers emerged from this brutalised country. Cultures change. Ukrainians have made huge strides in the past. One very visible, and thus often repeated, example is that they voted for a president who is the descendent of survivors of both major genocides the country had seen, the Holocaust and the Holodomor.
I summed up, re-organised and illustrated some of the points Konstantin made in his conversation with Triggernometry partner Francis Foster. You find the full conversation here:
Please, share my content! I try to upload fairly regularly. Sometimes, though, I invest time in improvements which is bad for the social media algorithms. This time I made a pause to set myself up to make these illustrations that I premiere today with this video.
I re-purposed a creative license image to speed up the process (I didn’t want to think up a street scenery):
On September 13th, multiple detailed bomb construction manuals, doxxed home addresses of politicians (mostly AfD) and a blatant call to murder was published on Indymedia. The site can be accessed anonymously, but this specific post is now made accessible for subscribed users only. However, I found it archived in the google cache.
The Biden administration and its NATO allies have scrambled out of Afghanistan in the most chaotic and irresponsible way: Weapons fell into the hands of the enemy and, in an attempt to not embarrass the now exiled government, the level of security was misrepresented leaving thousands trapped. During the preparation of the withdrawal no time was spent to identify those who could have moved to other places, non-Western countries, and in the rare cases of highly skilled and highly freedom-oriented individuals, to Western countries. Now, thousands of unknown passengers are transported to Western nations and nobody can identify who is deserving and who merely seeks their financial luck.
Was the war a mistake? After the initial revenge for 9/11 it seems to have grown into one. NGOs and many a military officer saw an opportunity to elevate their status and income. They did not honestly report the (lack of) progress to the citizens at home while more and more money sank into the swamp. Afghanistan was not ready to run its own affairs and won’t be anytime soon. It is a place where small advances can be encouraged, but large civilisational jumps can’t be imposed. The same holds true for immigrant populations. It is not enlightened to expect more of people than they can achieve. The individual can be advanced if he is open to it. Masses of people or entire countries will have to take their time.
The story sounded fishy from the get-go. The media buzz began with a white man who was said to have claimed asylum as a Syrian refugee in order to receive the generous welfare benefits available in 2015 and beyond. An attention bait, it seemed, because soon later the man was declared a far-right extremist who supposedly plotted an act of terror. “That‘s just a press scam targeted at conservatives, isn’t it? He probably does not even exist.” That’s what I thought. But Franco Albrecht is real. And he sat in custody for seven months. This is his story.
On the 20th January 2017 the young lieutenant of the Jäger Battalion 291 attended the Ball of Military Officers in Vienna (Ball der Offiziere). He found an old French police and military weapon, a pistol of the brand Unique 17, in the bushes outside. The press would later call it a „Wehrmacht pistol“ because it was also carried by German officers during the Nazi occupation of France. Waking up with a hangover the next day he had forgotten about the antique souvenir in his pocket and rushed to the airport. After discovering it again in his coat he tried to stash it in the cleaners‘ closet in the men’s room. One of the cleaners told the police about it and an alarm was attached. When Albrecht returned to collect the gun, he got arrested. This is when the avalanche of madness came crushing down.
His finger prints had already been known even though he had not committed any known previous crimes. But finger prints were used to register the undocumented immigrants in 2015/2016 and Franco Albrecht used to be David Benjamin back then, a Christian refugee from Syria mobbed for his Jewish name. A mock identity.
I explain the arrest and the asylum claim story in the following video.
What followed was a string of home raids and arrests culminating in the claim that Franco Albrecht and a handful of accomplices tried to topple the state with the found vintage gun and blame it on a non-existing Christian refugee to make it look like an Islamist assault. No sane person could say such a sentence with a straight face, but if you work in the mainstream media, you don’t have to be sane. Even the most random scribbles were blown into far-fetched crime plotting allegations. In the following video, I line out the details of the raids, confiscations and accusations.
Of course, our media were not really woke if they had not done their best to paint the man as a Neonazi. As already mentioned, the Wehrmacht pistol was a French model. An old, valuable copper-sketch print on the wall was described as “Landser poster” because “Landser” is an extinct word for a soldier, a word most Germans rather associate with a Neonazi band than with the military. Their most resourceful quarry, however, was his unpublished master thesis attempt that he made for the elite university École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr. I detail the provided evidence in the following video.
Franco Albrecht is not an isolated case. He was just the most prominent victim of the crackdown. Following his arrest, reporters of the communist paper “taz” went on a research spree to smear any contact of his for their familiarity with one another. The journalists discovered the Telegram chat group “Südkreuz“ which was frequented by Albrecht. It belonged to the „Hannibal“ network. The administrator André S took his pseudonym from the show “The A Team.” The network formed a prepper milieu drawn from former policemen, soldiers and security workers. Leaked chat protocols led to more home searches and the tight German gun laws, which make the legal procurement of arms next to impossible, resulted in arrests and treason accusations as far-fetched as those against Franco Albrecht. This is explained in more detail in the following video.
The deeper reasons for the paranoia and neuroticism that led to all of this are manifold. The most imminent shift in our elite culture followed the failed coup d’etat in Turkey in 2016. Ursula von der Leyen, who is now President of the EU Commission and who was Germany’s Defence Minister at the time, used Albrecht’s arrest for a bonkers iconoclasm in all military bases across the country. It even extended beyond security circles and saw, for instance, the portrait of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt removed from a public hall of the University of Hamburg that bears his name. He wore Wehrmacht attire on the picture. The population, however, let it happen because the military skepticism draws from many sources, not only from the dire experience from both World Wars. Among other things (e.g. the leftist pseudo-pacifism) there is an underlying envy of the last remaining superpower which is expressed in habitual anti-military self-righteousness. The dynamics that lead to the jealous anti-Americanism and that are currently most often described with the word “globalism” can be traced from the writings and talks of one of its loudest proponents Thomas P. M. Barnett, the author of “The Pentagon’s New Map.” He argues that the connectivity between people and places were the main if not sole source of prosperity and peace in and of itself and that rules, including the Western framework, our political system that conservatives believe allow freedom to operate, were just arbitrary and can just as well be removed down the road.
The iconoclasm and Bundeswehr witch-hunt Franco Albrecht and others fell victim to is permissible in a culture that has been accustomed to excessive anti-military skepticism for a long time. The German-language Wikipedia entry for the Bundeswehr reflects perfectly its weird presentation of the armed forces as a white-collar office with an attached sports ground. Girls preferred. The constitution expressively commands that no offensive war must be started. And it sounds so nice … until you wonder what modern government ever said it starts a war for fun. Is that the voice of peace or is it just the voice of immaturity? An institutional expression of that anti-military skepticism is a secret service specialised in the surveillance of the ideology of our soldiers, the Military Defence Service (German akronym: MAD, stands for Militärischer Abschirmdienst). In order to surveil reservists they have formed a joint task-force with the civilian thought crime spy agency Verfassungsschutz. Both agencies are an expression of the paranoia that is commonplace among all corrupt elites around the world, but a specialised secret service that looks into the thoughts of security forces are the cream on the cake. The legal foundation for the elite’s fear of the wider public is the Streitbare Demokratie (something like “defensive democracy” or “ready-to-fight democracy”). It is the idea that only Germany alone had ever experienced tyranny and persecution and that Germans must take different measures than Western nations. In the detail it allows to deprive the citizenry of all rights. The elites present themselves as innocent angels and reinterpret history so as to create the impression the now unwilling Nazis were driven by a braying, savage population into their crimes. This in turn is a common popular misreading of Max Weber’s “monopoly on power” or “monopoly on violence”(Gewaltmonopol) idea that describes statehood and is often mistaken for a normative command. In the eyes of our elites control ranks higher than creating trust. The question at this point is: Is the left able or even willing to deescalate? Reflecting on this cultural context, I have video-taped a corresponding talk here.
In my video on Yom Kippur I cautioned the viewers that information is rolling in slowly and that the picture may change entirely. That, indeed, did happen. Of the semi-professional attack conducted by a group of terrorist, only a lone-wolve attack remains. But we know something about the shooter and his motivation. So I discuss the info and the overall political and economic situation in which the shooting happened. While many try to exploit the massacre, some of us still sincerely wish that this will stop.
European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici has gone on the attack once again, claiming that “war” could come to Europe should populist anti-establishment parties win in the upcoming European Parliament elections. Mr Moscovici refused to identify any parties or politicians by name but addressed “populists” and “nationalists” at a meeting of the Centre for European Reform saying nationalists would impose a “national preference” that could both lead to the destruction of the European Union and potentially to “war,” Il Giornale reports.
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by Michael Bee
Everyone is brainwashed. The entire world is brainwashed in some way. Whether you like it or not, you’ve been brainwashed. It starts the moment you’re born, and ends the moment you die. Unless one is very, very good at completely isolating oneself, there’s no way to escape it. The entire world is a 24/7/365 effort to keep as many people brainwashed as possible. Madison Avenue and many, many, many other places see to that.
The term “Brainwashing”, which is a direct translation of the Chinese words for “wash brain”, was supposedly coined in the early 1950’s by an American journalist and alleged CIA operative named Edward Hunter, who was commenting on how the Chinese communists went about conditioning and “re-educating” those who fell into their hands that they felt worthy of “re-development” to see things in their own unique way.
During the Korean War, the U.S. was extremely dismayed and profoundly disturbed by the relatively high number of American POWs who apparently switched sides, or at least became “supporters” of their communist captors. It was apparent, if not obvious, that the communists were employing extreme methods to extract “confessions”, as stated by General Mark Clark:
“Whether these statements ever passed the lips of these unfortunate men is doubtful. If they did, however, too familiar are the mind-annihilating methods of these Communists in extorting whatever words they want …. The men themselves are not to blame, and they have my deepest sympathy for having been used in this abominable way.”
Post-war examination of repatriated POWs confirmed what had been long suspected, but rather it being an ancient Chinese secret, it was revealed that the Soviets were behind the techniques used to break down the POWs. The Russians have used these methods for many decades, going back to the days of the Czars. I had a Russian tell me a joke that went something like this:
“A group of Soviets was touring an Egyptian museum when they came across a sarcophagus that contained an unknown ancient Egyptian VIP of some sort. Four KGB agents told everyone to clear the room, while they and the mummy remained. A half-hour later, the KGB men emerged and informed the group of the mummy’s name, his title, the years he lived, and much other data. Astounded, someone asked how they came into so much information? The answer from the KGB men? “He confessed.”
Rather than using physical torture in the usual sense, brainwashing involves a combination of physical and psychological torture and coercion over extended periods of time. The “good, cop, bad cop” approach is also frequently used. In addition to getting information, they are also trying to warp the subject person’s perception of reality. For you Trekkies out there, the Star Trek: The Next Generation two-part episode “Chain of Command” illustrated this vividly; apparently, sensory deprivation, sensory bombardment, forced nakedness, stress positions, dehydration, starvation, physical pain, and cultural humiliation are literally Universally, or at least Galactically used. “There are four lights!”, yells a defiant Captain Picard, as he is lead away from his interrogator/torturer, who put much effort toward convincing Picard there were five lights.
The Americans were so disturbed by the whole POW situation in Korea that a special committee, chaired by Senator John McClellan of Arkansas, was held in June of 1956. Among the people that testified were medical professionals and service members who were actually subjected to brainwashing. The results were interesting, and shouldn’t have been surprising; in any case, they confirmed what had been suspected all along.
I found it significant that the majority of the “confessors” and “turncoats” were U.S. Army soldiers. Although fairly small numbers of U.S. Marines were also captured, proportionally the number of turncoats and collaborators among them was a fraction of that of the Army. Colonel William Frash, USMC, testified to the Committee that the reasons Marines were so resistant to brainwashing was because, essentially, they were Marines. Colonel Frash went on to explain that Marines had better training, had a much higher esprit de corps and worked as a team, while Army soldiers were draftees who were poorly trained, had poor morale, and had no unit cohesion. Anybody who has seen the 1986 movie Platoon should be able to relate to how the NAM, or New-Ass Man, is treated by his “fellow” soldiers.
The result of the behavior of service members captured during the Korean War prompted President Eisenhower to issue The Code of Conduct in 1955:
I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.
I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.
If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.
If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.
When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.
I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.
Lofty goals for sure, but do they work? Are they realistic? As the saying goes, every man has a breaking point. The U.S. found out in Vietnam that they also had a problem with communist brainwashing techniques being used on its captive service members, but as the majority of U.S. POWs in the Vietnam War were pilots, who almost invariably were college graduates and commissioned officers, the success of brainwashing was somewhat mitigated; however, numerous POWs were investigated for their behavior while in captivity. Unless it was done with some obvious enthusiasm, I would never believe a statement made by a captive service member supportive of an enemy as being anything less than a forced confession.
Ooops, my mistake. No, sorry, that would be a real refugee.
The family of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan Wednesday after nearly a decade on death row, is “living in straight terror” and seeking a Western country to grant expedited asylum in the face of violent protests calling for her death, the chairman of a charity aiding Christians in the country told Breitbart News on Thursday.