Philosophers’ Football



…by Jonas E. Alexis


Sometimes our daily schedule and even what is happening in the world can rob us being joyful people. There is indeed an ideological war going on, but that is no reason for despair at all. As the old saying goes: “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones…”

Almost two thousand years ago, a man by the name of Paul wrote: “whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

If Paul (just one man!) could have a “merry heart” while he was still being persecuted and stoned by the powers that be, then we all can do the same. As we are all engaged in a fight against evil and corruption, against the deep and dark forces which have crippled much of the West, sometimes a good laugh may revive our spirit.

Zionism and Neoconservatism/Neo-Bolshevism are certainly powerful ideological forces. They are so powerful and dark that they have locked the masses in a matrix for more than forty years now. In order to continue to challenge those powerful forces, our spirit has to be alert at all time.

But staying alert does not necessarily being sad. As a corollary, reading sad stories does not necessarily mean that there is no hope. For example, it has been reported that one Yemeni man has recently lost “27 family members in Saudi-led air strike.”

How would you, as an individual, react if you just wake up one morning and realize that 27 members of your family have been blasted by a deliberate explosion? More importantly, how would that play out if Hamas happens to kill an Israeli family in one day? Just yesterday “a massive airstrike’ hit a marketplace and killed at least 45 civilians, wounding another 50” in Fayoush, Yemen.

“Officials told the AP that ‘bodies were strewn about following the strike.’ The bombing was carried out by what is typically referred to as a ‘Saudi-led coalition’; it is rarely mentioned in Western media reports that the U.S. is providing very substantial support to this ‘Saudi-led’ war in Yemen, now in its fifth month, which has repeatedly, recklessly killed Yemeni civilians.

“Because these deaths of innocents are at the hands of the U.S. government and its despotic allies, it is very predictable how they will be covered in the U.S. None of the victims will be profiled in American media; it’ll be very surprising if any of their names are even mentioned.

“No major American television outlet will interview their grieving families. Americans will never learn about their extinguished life aspirations, or the children turned into orphans, or the parents who will now bury their infants. There will be no #FayoushStrong Twitter hashtags trending in the U.S. It’ll be like it never happened: blissful ignorance.”

That indeed is a sad story. And this is one reason why that the Zionist machination of much of the West is on virtually everyone’s mind at this present moment. As Denis Rancourt has recently pointed out:

“The Zionist project has shown itself to be an expansionist and genocidal project, rather than a benign national emancipation project. This has been more than clear to all observers for a long time. Israel is now seen for what it is: a criminal and rogue state deeply motivated by racist exceptionalism, with a majority population that apparently wants to exterminate Palestinians.

“Israel’s hate is the hate of a genocidal campaign. It can only be stopped by resisting the campaign and shunning the murderers. A sufficiently firm treatment of Israel can constrain it to follow international law, and to accept the needed reparations and equal-party justice-based negotiations regarding illegally occupied land and the right of return.”

“Palestinians need a conscious and moral world that respects itself enough to actually fight for justice. We must always stand against the empire’s brutal plans, most visibly, the on-going murder campaigns against Gaza, Palestine, Yemen, and Syria in the immediate, while continuing to support resistance in every region that it is manifested.”

Prof. Denis Rancourt
Prof. Denis Rancourt

Rancourt added:

“Any country that serves US geopolitical machinations is protected by the US regime, and is thereby shielded from war crime prosecutions, no matter how horrendous and obvious its mass murders may be.

“The history of this pattern is unambiguous, and the protection typically extends to the economic, diplomatic, and military spheres. This is especially true for Israel which is in a symbiotic relation with powerful Israel lobbies in the US, France, Canada, Australia…

“In the UK the domestic Israel lobby is somewhat kept in check by strong popular activism that impacts electoral politics…

“Israel’s blockade against the Gaza Strip, in combination with Israel’s periodic military massacres of Palestinians in Gaza and all-out destruction of public infrastructure, is an international crime of the highest order. There is no rational justification for the blockade against Gaza, unless the ultimate Israeli goal is progressive genocidal extermination and evacuation of Gaza.

“Israel’s policy and practice of periodic military slaughters and destruction of public and housing infrastructures, combined with an effectively permanent blockade, can only be objectively understood as a long-term Israeli goal to annihilate Palestinians. This is the on-going, systematic, and long-term Israel genocide that is clear for everyone to see, and that is explicitly managed by Israeli political and opinion leaders.

“Israel’s mass crimes cannot be justified as part of any legitimate political or military tactic. There is no realistic existential threat to the Jewish State. Israel is the regional superpower, with one of the most powerful armies in the world.

“Israel’s fabricated myth of an existential threat is untenable in the face of its history and of the hard evidence. On the contrary, if anything it is Israel’s power, predatory designs, and influence and interference in the interest of empire that are a sustained threat to stability in the region.

“There is no sign that enough will ever be enough. Israel could choose to respect human rights and the right of return, in negotiating reparations and resource sharing, or it can continue to practice its criminal campaigns. It has the power to make those decisions. There is every sign that Israel will never make just reparation decisions without sufficient global pressure.”

Put simply, the ideological war is real and requires concentration. And every serious person is to be involved in that cosmic conflict. It is worth fighting for. (Rancourt in particular has lost his prestigious job for this very reason, but he certainly has not succumbed to the enemy.) To cite again Alexander Solzhenitsyn,

“And thus, overcoming our temerity, let each man choose: will he remain a witting servant of the lies, or has the time come for him to stand straight as an honest man, worthy of the respect of his children and contemporaries?”

Yet do not let the ideological battle rob you of your joy and happiness and even of a good humor. Always keep in mind that “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones…”

By “a merry heart,” we are not talking about people like Sarah Silverman and Larry David, who never miss their opportunity to degrade the Goyim and corrupt the culture and change decent communication into an essentially Talmudic colony:

By “a merry heart,” we are again talking about things that are noble, lovely, and true. We are talking about an environment that is not hostile to the moral and political order and that is conducive to decent communication and dialogue.

Which brings me to the actual point. Frederick Toben just sent me a video clip about philosophy and soccer and I simply could not stop laughing after watching it. If you know something about soccer and philosophy, then you will find the clip unbelievably hilarious. Don’t worry—it is less than five minutes:

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