Sunday, 16 April 2017

Ostara is for the Free. Easter is for the Slaves

SWPE is a party which understands the need to break the capitalist mind control. It is not enough to look at the economic stranglehold of capitalism, there are other - often more powerful - forms of control.  One such form of control is religion. And what better time to look at the destructive force of religion than  at the highest festival of Christianity, 'Easter'.

The Christian celebration of Easter marks the date when the Christian Church tells us that a man named Jesus (for whom their is no historical evidence independent of the Church itself), was executed by the Roman Empire at the request of the Hebrew authorities, for behaving in a manner which was disrespectful of said authorities.  We are supposed to believe that because the Hebrew authorities ordered this man's execution, that makes Christians and Jews implacable enemies. However, the story-tellers would have us believe that Jesus was in Jerusalem at this time in order to celebrate and sanctify the Hebrew festival of Pesach (Passover), making him an adherent and defender of the Hebrew faith, and therefore as a practioner of that faith, a Jew himself.  The most important festival of Christianity is the origin of Christian anti-Semitism, and of Christian reverence for the religion of the Jewish people!  With a beginning like that, no wonder the Christians are so confused about what they are supposed to believe!

But to go back to Pesach, the festival is a celebration of Hebrew Supremacy.  The infamous god of the Hebrews is said to have sent his chief executioner - no less that the Angel of Death itself - to murder all the infants in Egypt, as a punishment for the Egyptians failing to recognise the Hebrews as the Ruling Class, as chosen by their own deity.  Of course, there is no historical proof of this crime against humanity ever happening - other than in the religious texts which dutifully describe it as fact, referencing themselves as proof.

By celebrating Peasch/Passover, Jesus sends a clear message that he believes in the Chosen People tale and by so doing, legitimises for all his followers, the idea of a hereditary Ruling Class and an unchangeable Class System.  This reinforces the rule of Capitalism with the elite having the right to dictate to the rest of the people, and it makes the idea of Revolution against 'god's' wishes.  The concept of obedience to authority being rewarded in some imaginary afterlife, takes on a racist element, with the Chosen People ideology allowing for a distinct class of people to have the right to impose any manner of tyranny on those who are not Chosen.  The Ruling Class can do what they want and the Working Class just have to put up with it and wait to be rewarded when they are dead.  A great charter for the Rulers, but not so great for the Ruled.

On to Easter.  The festival of Easter is the celebration of a man dying and coming ack to life after three days, then sneaking around to tell his best mates that he has conquered death because he is a god in human form.  He claims that he has done this to save all of humanity from being sent to 'hell' for eternal torture, for crimes commited before they were born by an ancient ancestor for who their is no historical proof other than in the Hebrew texts which are the unquestionable word of god and any research into them is itself punishable by a long-term trip to hell.  Why he didn't just appear on a cloud and tell the entire world, or maybe close down hell, end death and merge the physical realm with his 'Heaven' is never explained.  The man who could defeat death and as a god could do absolutely anything, preferred to do it in secret and chose as the only people who could verify his amazing deeds, people who could not be historically proven to ever have existed, except - yes you guessed it - in the Flat Earth preaching, Ruling Class reinforcing, Dinosaur / Stone Henge denying 'sacred and infallible' Abrahamic texts.

If this all seems a little implausible, it gets worse.  The Jesus figure himself is a rehashing of a story which was told at least 16 times before (see the World's 16 Crucified Saviours).  The Bible in all its forms (Torah, New Testament, Talmud, Koran, Book of Mormon etc), justifies itself, with historical proof for anything at all, being alarmingly lacking.

It should surprise no-one to discover that - just like Christmas - 'Easter' is a wholly Heathen festival which has been corrupted to justify the rule of despots and financiers, under the veneer of being a time of reflection for the adherents of the Abrahamic cult of Christianity. The name 'Easter' is the modern English spelling of Œstre, which comes from the German Ostara (Ost meaning East, and in the name Ostara referring to the light of dawn, shining from the east). The modern German name for Easter is Ostern - the etymological trail is not hard to follow.

Ostara is the Saxon (Heathen) Great Mother Goddess of fertility, whose festival is associated with the Spring Equinox - the time of rebirth after Winter. Her sacred animal is the Hare (due in part to its famous sex drive), which is venerated as the 'Easter Bunny'.  It is from Œstre that we get Œstrogen - the female hormone. Easter is a festival to celebrate a return to life (a resurrection if one prefers that term) following the 'death' of Winter, and as one would expect of a celebration of life, it is also a celebration of fertility.  The super-fertile Easter Bunny is joined by the giving of painted Easter Eggs (now more commonly, colourfully wrapped chocolate eggs) in what is an ancient Heathen festival of renewal.

In what is a remarkable display of the cruelty of the Christian Elders, the origins of the Easter Egg Hunt can be found in the persecution of the followers of the indigenous ways, by those who pushed the new religion at the point of a sword.  The followers of Christianity converted Europe to Christianity by murdering those who wouldn't accept the new ideology.  The giving of coloured Eggs to honour Œstre/Ostara had to be done in such a way as to keep attention away from those doing the giving. Parents would hide the eggs and children would hunt for them (being especially careful to do so when the brutal Christian bigots were not looking).  This resulted in the thugs of the Church following children at the time of the festival and upon catching them with coloured eggs, punishing them and their families by burning them alive or similarly torturing and murdering them.

The Cult of the Phrygian fertility goddess Cybele, which appeared in Rome at least two centuries before Jesus is said to have been born, included the worship of her consort Attis. Attis was born of a virgin; he died on Black Friday (at the time of the Spring Equinox) and was resurrected three days later. It isn't quite so easy to claim that the Resurrection has nothing to do with Easter as it is to dismiss Easter Eggs. As Christianity gained numbers of followers, the followers of Jesus attacked the followers of Attis, making them early victims of the persecution and violence which was to plunge Europe into the Dark Ages.

The whole story of the Resurrection was added on to Christianity to give the ideology a more mystical element and make it easier for Heathens to be converted.  In the early Church, there was debate as to whether Jesus was a god, a being of light, a revolutionary or a prophet.  He was made into a god by virtue of a majority vote in Nicæa, at the same time as gospels unacceptable to the Roman Empire, were shelved. A festival which we have been told is exclusively Christian, is in fact a pre-Christian, Heathen one, which was formally made a part of Christianity at the 325 Council of Nicæa. Like pretty much all of Christian doctrine, it was included in the religion by means of a vote of men - hardly something one would expect of the work of a god! This explains why no opportunity has been missed by the three branches of the Abrahamic religion (Judaism, Christianity, Islam), to destroy the libraries of antiquity and all other sources of knowledge which prove that the three-headed religion is a political creation which has mixed lies with stolen knowledge (falsely attributed to itself), to gain near-global mastery.

The Christian Easter is the religious justification for the existence of the Ruling Class, based on a Cult of Death and Obedience.  The pre-Christian Ostara is a festival of life, which celebrates the end of winter, the return of the bounty of nature, of joy, of reproduction, and of the positivity and hope which comes from the unity of the People and Nature.  Ostara is the spiritual embodiment of the Socialist ethos.  Easter is the imposition of the fear and tyranny of the Capitalist way of thinking. Ostara is for people who understand the beauty of nature, the need for mutual support, the importance of self reliance.  Easter is for people who 'know their place' and who will not fight for a better world because they have been hoodwinked into believing that acting as obedient little slaves in this world will gain them riches in an unknown world which they are told they will enter when they are dead.

To break free from Capitalism requires breaking free from the mental chains which prevent us seeing that we can have a better world in the world of nature, rather than waiting until we are dead for something which the religious arm of the Ruling Class tell us awaits good obedient serfs..  When Lenin called religion the opiate of the masses, he was referring to all religions wich demand obedience in their followers.  Christianity, (with its military/class hierarchy of priests, bishops, cardinals, pope) is a religion which demands blind faith in its followers.  The pre-Christian Heathen religions of our ancesters - the Druidism, Odinism, Asatru, Vanatru and others - placed importance on the here and now, on community, on what we would now term environmentalism.  Our ancesters considered anything which comes after death as of lesser importance.

As Socialists, we have to reject the opiate-like mind destruction and slave-enducing mental/spiritual poison of the Abrahamic religion in any of its forms.  We need to experience the bond of nature and people which the Heathen way of thinking reinforces.  We need to awaken from our spiritual slumber and embrace the positive life-enhancing ideals of those who came before the Abrahamic butchers enslaved most of humanity.

Ostara is for the Free. Easter is for the Slaves.

Even though Ostara has been and gone - happening at the time of the Spring Equinox - on this day when the imposter is in full flow, it is time to reaffirm our opposition to the ways of the enemy, and to reaffirm our own ways as a source of strength and a foundation for rebirth and renewal.

Happy Ostara!

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Long Live the DPRK. Freedom from Yankee Imperialism

Today marks what would have been the 105th Birthday of the founder of the free sovereign Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The capitalist multi-millionaire president of the USA has threatened the DPRK with war for daring to have its own system of government and to live as a shining example of the fact that it is possible to have an economy which serves the people and not global bankers.

We salute the people of the DPRK and pledge our friendship and our support for all who are fighting against the terrorist maniacs who are pushing the USA and its criminal Zionist collaborators to threaten the DPRK with war.

The 'crime' of the DPRK is its determination to maintain its own way and to not submit to the tyranny of global finance capitalism and multinational corporate slavery.  The DPRK is one of only a very few countries without a Rothschild Central Bank.

As stated on the DPRK's website:

"The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a genuine workers' state in which all the people are completely liberated from exploitation and oppression. The workers, peasants, soldiers and intellectuals are the true masters of their destiny and are in a unique position to defend their interests."

It is for providing living proof that the despotism of globalism is not all powerful that the DPRK is lied about and threatened. Unlike the war-mongers of the globalist west, the DPRK has never invaded another country, seeking only the unification of its own territory in the 1950 war of liberation, which would have freed the south of Korea but for the interference of the USA - the very country which had created the lapdog south in 1945 as a part of their continuing war of aggression against the peoples of Asia.

The declaration that the DPRK will go to war if the USA chooses the path of war, is not a statement of aggression, but of resistance to aggression. The DPRK will not be bullied by the terrorists of the USA into surrendering the freedom and way of life the people of the DPRK hold dear.  We salute their resilience and stand with the DPRK should the enemies of humanity attack that nation.

Long Live the Democratic People's Republic of Korea!  May you continue to give inspiration to the world.  May you outlive your enemies and form a cornerstone of a free Socialist world in which the sickness of capitalism is swept away.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Party Statement on US attacks on Syria

Last year, SWPE commented on the election for President of the USA.  With Bernie Sanders out of the race, and with Jill Stein squeezed out by a system which ensures only a Democrat or Republican can win, the only candidates left with any chance of winning were Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.  There was no chance of a decent President coming from a choice between two such awful people, so our advise was for people to vote for the lesser of two evils.

There were issues of concern from the Trump camp, including the declaration of intent to end the provision of Health Care (Obamacare), although Trump spoke of replacing it with an alternative which would be more affordable, rather than simply scrapping it.  Obamacare remains in place and this broken promise stands as an early indicator of how his term in office has become - a series of u-turns on pledges; a continuation of the policies of the previous regime, directly against the wishes of the people who voted for him.

Domestic politics apart, the main reason we saw Trump as the lesser of two evils, was his declaration for peace.  The USA has long been a notorious agent of global corporate imperialism.  The USA has been the driving force behind the destruction of Serbia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, the Sudan, the Ukraine and many other sovereign nations.  Trump spoke of ending this imperialist aggression; Clinton spoke of war with Russia.  We advised people to vote for Trump to avert the catastrophe of war for corporate interests, with profits being gained at the cost of human lives.

While Hillary Clinton was screaming hysterically for blood in the Middle East, Trump spoke of the need for the USA to mind its own business and not interfere in the internal problems of sovereign nations.  As has been seen by the War Crimes inflicted upon the Syrian Arab Republic this week by now President Trump, the only difference between the two candidates on this issue was that Clinton was more than happy to proclaim her blood lust, Trump chose to hide his.

Trump made a point of declaring that he believes Jerusalem must be recognised as the capital of Israel.  Jerusalem is a city in the occupied territory known internationally as the West Bank, to the Israelis as the twin provinces of Judea and Samaria, and to the Palestinians as home.  Trump's declaration is an affront to the people of Palestine, who were seeking a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine problem, even being ready to give up the majority of their country by recognising Israel as a sovereign entity, in return for the recognition of the much smaller territories of Gaza and the West Bank as the sovereign nation of Palestine.  His toadying to global Zionism has encouraged the Zionist state to build more settlements in Palestine, pushing the people of that land deeper into despair and subjugation.

The Global Zionist agenda is for the creation of 'Greater Israel' on land stolen from the peoples of Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, the Lebanon, Iraq and Syria.  The Zionist States of Turkey and Saudi Arabia are working alongside Israel itself to achieve this goal, with the full military backing of their vassal, the USA, and the assistance of the Kurds who see the opportunity for the creation of a sovereign state of Kurdistan from the ruins of the nations smashed by the Zionist war machine.

The contrived wars of aggression against the free Arab Republic of Iraq, under Saddam Hussein were a part of the destabilisation of the Middle East for the strengthening of the Zionist centre of global operations.  It is no coincidence that the lying War Criminals, George 'w' Bush and Tony Blair used the propaganda of (chemical) Weapons of Mass Destruction being used by the government of Iraq against the Iraqi people to justify the invasion and destruction of Iraq, and now the equally deceitful Donald Trump is using the propaganda of chemical weapons being used by the government of Syria against 'rebels' (Terrorists) in that country.  In both cases, the propaganda is a complete fabrication.

There were no WMDs in Iraq, and the Sarin weapons in Syria which killed a handful of people during an air strike by the government against a terrorist controlled area, were weapons held by the Terrorists which were hit in the air-raid.  If the Syrian air force had not hit the Terrorists' store of chemical weapons, they would have been used against ordinary Syrians - not by the government, but by the Terrorists!  Trump has just launched an attack on the victims of global Zionist aggression, to defend the very people who were preparing to murder Syrian civilians with a stockpile of chemicals which was hit by a fortunate airstrike.

The criminal attack on the sovereign nation of Syria is a part of the drive to subjugate the entire Middle East to global capitalism, including the control of the monetary supply by the Zionist Rothschild banking mafia.  The Islamic State is just Al Qaeda renamed and redeployed as a fake Muslim operation to destabilise Muslim nations and create an image which justifies the deployment of the military of the West and Zionist states in order to confront it, until it is needed elsewhere for more destabilisation operations.  If Islamic State was really the anti-Semitic Islamic extremist entity it is purported to be, then why do its fighters get medical and military support from Israel?  Why also do they never attack Israel?  Why do they concentrate their attacks on Muslim countries and do everything they can to justify the dehumanisation of Muslims in general?  It doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to figure this one out.

Trump is just another stooge. He is the same as Clinton.  He is not the lesser of two evils. He is the equal of two evils.  Democracy is a sham. The solutions to the woes of the Working Class can only come through Revolution, not through Reformism from the ballot box, and certainly not from the presidency of a multi-millionaire oil-loving, Israel-worshipping liar.  The people of the USA have been lied to, and they are not the only victims of the lies - the greatest victims are the peoples of the Middle East who ae being murdered for the agenda of increasing Global Zionist Capitalist power.

So what is to be done?  We must make sure that no one in  military uniform is allowed to go unchallenged. We call for all our military men and women to mutiny rather than shed any blood for profit. The Revolution needs the support of our Military, and we need to support their refusal to fight for the Ruling Class.  We need to bring the Military into the Revolutionary fold, and to let them know that anyone who wears the insignia of NATO or who fights for the Capitalist cause against our brothers and sisters in any part of the world, declares him/herself an enemy of the People, and as an enemy combatant, with all that entails.