Wednesday, November 30, 2011

China Chill: the hidden nukes

DailyMail: "China's nuclear arsenal could be up to FORTY times bigger than thought, three-year study of secret documents reveals"

China's nuclear arsenal may be many times larger than estimates suggest, a group of students have claimed after three years of painstaking researching through restricted documents. Led by a former top Pentagon official, the students at Georgetown University, in Washington DC, have scrutinised satellite imagery, translated Chinese military documents and filtered through thousands of online files. The focus of their extensive research has been the thousands of miles of underground tunnels dug by the Second Artillery Corps to hide China's missile arsenal. (...) >>>

Nov. 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Dialectics: Hegel's rat wheel

Gold Werewolf: "Likely, the most important thing you will ever read"

Georg Hegel is probably the most important man that most have never heard of. Hegel’s theory of argument and persuasion absolutely pervades the entire way issues are viewed in the instant media driven 21st century. I have borrowed an excellent synopsis of Hegel’s methods from Niki Raapana and Nordica Friedrich.

In 1847 the London Communist League (Karl Marx and Frederick Engels) used Hegel's theory of the dialectic to back up their economic theory of communism. Now, in the 21st century, Hegelian-Marxist thinking affects our entire social and political structure. The Hegelian dialectic is the framework for guiding our thoughts and actions into conflicts that lead us to a predetermined solution. If we do not understand how the Hegelian dialectic shapes our perceptions of the world, then we do not know how we are helping to implement the vision.When we remain locked into dialectical thinking, we cannot see out of the box. (...) >>>

Nov. 29, 2011