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The Antikythera Mechanism: 2000 Year Old “Computer” Discovered

From TechRepublic:

Thought to have been built at the end of the second century BCE, the Antikythera mechanism is considered the first programmable computer. Thanks to an intricate series of gears and dials, the mechanism could be used as a calendar, to track the phases of the moon, and to predict eclipses. It’s an object out of time: no other artefact as complex was built during the thousand years after the mechanism’s creation—that we know of.

The Antikythera mechanism was named after the shipwreck on which it was discovered. Having sunk to the bottom of the sea in the first century BCE taking the mechanism with it, the shipwreck lay undisturbed until 1900, when a group of Greek sponge divers discovered it and began bringing its treasures to the surface.

It’s in vogue nowadays to look on ancestors with disdain, to portray later generations as higher “evolutions” (technologically, culturally, and genetically), however discoveries like this help correct the record, defy the Darwinists. Similarly, archaeologists often comment how the most recent stratas are often not the most advanced, when studying an historical site.

Ancestors deserve respect, and hopefully with this discovery fewer will become bland secular humanist individualists who neglect ancestors and dream of producing “superior” offspring. The conservative honors ancestors and honors God, and some of our ancestors were more than barbarians.

Iraq: Assyrian Artifacts Destroyed

News Link: IS Destroys Ancient Artifacts (Daily Mail).

The destabilisation of Iraq and mass immigration into Europe have created a sort of Bolshevik Muslim who has no home, no ethnicity, only Islam. Such is the essence of Islamic State. Many of its fighters are foreign, not Arab, and the same cosmopolitan, anti-heritage tendency can be expected from other Muslims in Western lands. As diversity grows, it might be that European artifacts and books should be stored in Iceland, Finland, or Japan, three of the last non-cosmopolitan global holdouts.

The US has spent $2 trillion destabilising Iraq, and the mess only grows worse. Millions of Muslims have been imported into Europe and her colonies, and ancient Muslim and Christian communities have been eradicated in Iraq’s chaos.

Bush and Obama, together, have ruined Iraq and with it some of the oldest relics. Iraq, under secular Saddam Hussein, would never have allowed the destruction of its museums. The ancient Marsh Arabs were victims of Hussein, but order was at least preserved, most heritage preserved. We saw similar destruction and looting in Egypt when the US helped remove Mohamed Morsi and in Iraq after Hussein’s removal. Libya, another American victim, has also been destabilised after Gaddafi’s removal.

This is just too horrific for words; Cosmopolitanism is an evil thing. Perhaps more important than opposing immigration is stopping US foreign involvement. Israel and Middle East Sunnis want similar attacks on Iran and whatever remains of Assad’s Syria. I would wish the destruction of whatever is sacred to these war-mongering brutes, but I expect they’re no different from Russian Bolsheviks who valued nothing, hate all heritage as false idols that obstruct “reason” or abstract faith.

There is little difference between an Islamic Bolshevik and a secular humanist Bolshevik. They both wish the destruction of tradition, heritage, identity. The only means of resisting is to keep out immigrants, oppose miscegenation, preserve identity. A Traditionalist, be he Muslim or Christian, can in theory balance a respect for tradition with his faith. A cosmopolitan, however, lives in the abstract and is thus unstable, dangerous.

It’s fitting that Nick Griffin, a nationalist, helped avoid war in Syria, for a time, until Obama’s aid to Syrian rebels resulted in ISIS. Nick Griffin can currently be found here (Facebook).