Everyone in a democracy has the right to publicly express his or her thoughts. But what percentage of the adult population in a democracy think thoughts valuable for other humans?
Centuries ago, those who expressed thoughts valuable for mankind have been called thinkers of genius.
From the mid-30s, the Nazi dictator of Germany was Hitler, a former German soldier in World War I, who decided to conquer France in 1940.
France was an oasis of Western refinements, with its writers and artists of genius, and its military genius Napoleon, still well remembered in the West, though he died in 1821.
Many contemporaries outside Germany concluded that Hitler’s decision to conquer France showed that he was a clown: a former World War I soldier had challenged France, with British troops in France to help its defense. The world-famous comical actor Charlie Chaplin joked that what annoyed him was that Hitler evoked more laughter than did Chaplin!
But when the German troops, led by a German World War I soldier, stepped into France, the French and British troops never stopped retreating.
Today, about 70 years after Hitler entered France (1940), I went on Yahoo! to check what information they have on Hitler’s victory and the defeat of France (after all the laughter at his expense). My search request “Hitler’s conquest of France” yielded a book, published in 2000, by Ernest R. May: “Strange Victory: Hitler’s Conquest of France.”
Why? I also noticed that the words “strange victory” appeared in front of almost all entries.
Professor Ernest R. May explained that he had not found any causes of Hitler’s victory and the defeat of France, hence the title of his book. But he hoped to continue his research to find the cause of Hitler’s (strange?) victory. However, in 2009, May died at the age of 80. He had taught at Harvard for 55 years.
So, what is the cause of Hitler’s victory?
Hitler became the dictator of Germany in the mid 1930s. He did not recognize any civic freedoms. He had been turning Germany into a single military machine. All Germans were to behave like automatons, following his orders, as to whether to stay alive or to die.
And France with its Paris remained the world’s most beautiful country.
Now, imagine that the attempt of the People’s Republic of China to establish the People’s Republic of the World (PRW) ended with PRW’s victory and the defeat of the countries which resisted it.
What is the cause?
Were he alive, May would have answered that since the cause is unknown to him, he has to put words “Strange Victory” before the title. That is — “Strange Victory: The People’s Republic of China Has Become the People’s Republic of the World.”
Actually, the victory of China (exceeding the population of the United States by 1 billion) would not be strange except to minds like professor May’s.
Professorship is based on the assumption that if a certain Ernest May taught at Harvard for 55 years, he is a “distinguished Harvard historian of world wars [like the war of Hitler’s Germany with France?], intelligence [!] and international relations.”
However, in the United States, ranked in authority far above a professor like Ernest May are those elected in general election, and their absurdity far exceeds that of May.
The larger the number of people voting for a U.S. president, for example, the less talented, intelligent, and knowledgeable they are (and hence a mentally lower will be the U.S. president they will elect). The British know it, and hence their entirely different system of choosing their prime minister.
My readers write to me that there is only one way to save Western democracies from the “strange victory” of the dictatorship of China. Since we enjoy democratic freedoms, we should encourage and support news sites such as Newsmax.com.
We should rely on the Western democratic governments to collect the primary new data and process them into columns for the general public and into memos for governing institutions.
In dictatorships, the dictators are motivated by the fear of being overthrown or killed by a rival. Let our efforts be motivated by our admiration for freedom.
Lev Navrozov can be reached at email@example.com
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