Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/30/2016

Russia has softened its policy towards Turkey, and has lifted the ban that prevents Russian holidaymakers from taking charter flights to Turkish resorts. President Erdogan’s apology to President Putin evidently had the desired effect. Mr. Putin also offered his condolences to Turkey for Tuesday’s deadly terror attack on Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul.

In other news, according to economists, Germany may face a loss of 750,000 jobs if Chancellor Merkel does not conclude a free trade deal with the newly independent United Kingdom.

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Juncker to EU Member States: We Don’t Need Your Consent!

According to Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the Politburo European Commission, EU apparatchiks neither want nor need the approval of member states when concluding trade deals.

Many thanks to JLH for translating this article from Der Tagesspiegel. The translator includes this note:

The tension between the system and its members appears in this business-as-usual glimpse into who does what in the EU. Again, I am reminded of the old Brit comedy series Yes, Minister, chronicling the clash of bureaucrat and politician.

The translated article:

TTIP Model at EU Summit:

Merkel Pressures Juncker in the CETA Decision

The free trade agreement with Canada (CETA) will not be decided by the national parliaments when it comes to the EU Commission. Jean-Claude Juncker shared this information at the Brussels summit meeting.

June 28, 2016

Photo caption: Angela Merkel, Tuesday evening at the summit in Brussels

Are there calls from all sides for more democracy and transparency after the British departure? Hardly. This looks more like fear. Fear, not only of their own citizens, but now apparently of the national parliaments which could bring about the downfall of the agreement.
— comment in spreeathen[1]

Shortly after the Brexit referendum, the EU Commission took an extremely controversial decision. The will of Brussels authorities is that the parliaments of the European states are to have no part in the decision about the negotiated free trade agreement with Canada. Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Commission chair, shared this information at the 28-state Brussels summit, as the Deutsche Presse Agency (dpa) learned.

Chancellor Angela Merkel, however, intends to draw the Bundestag into the European-Canadian deliberations on CETA. “We will ask the Bundestag for its opinion,” she said Tuesday evening in Brussels. There were good reasons for the national parliaments to be involved [she said], the Commission had just given its legal opinion first. That was no reason to “pillory them.”

Juncker admitted that the national parliaments must also be drawn into the evaluation. A majority of member nations were of this opinion. As to the TTIP free trade agreement with the USA, no one had objections to the Commission continuing negotiations with Washington. Merkel also said there was a clear brief for further negotiations. The British decision for Brexit changed nothing.

Several EU states, including Germany, had spoken out against classifying CETA as a pure EU agreement and treating it according to the normal EU legislative procedures. This would lead to the EU parliament’s participation in the ratification, and national parliaments like the Bundestag would not be able to vote on it.

Because of a critical public, this participation was considered in Berlin to be indispensable. In Brussels, however, there had long been the concern that parliaments of individual states could block the development of European trade policy and thus make Europe inept in trade. In normal EU legislative procedure, the member states in the European council and the European parliament vote on the suggestions of the Commission.

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Now I’m Strong, Stronger Than Your Law

Today is the 82nd anniversary of the “Night of the Long Knives”, the bloody purge that consolidated the power of the Nazi Party and Adolf Hitler and effectively ended the rule of law in post-Weimar Germany.

The orgy of extra-judicial killing began in the wee hours of June 30, 1934, when Hitler — then still Chancellor and not yet the Führer, which had to wait for the death of President Hindenburg a month later — landed with his entourage at Munich airport to have a reckoning with the leadership of the SA (the Sturmabteilung or Storm Troopers), and especially with its commander, Ernst Röhm. The SA was the last remaining independent force that could conceivably rival Hitler and the Nazi Party. It had three million members who acted as a paramilitary force against communists, socialists, and other enemies of the Nazis. When the Nazis gained uncontested political power, rather than give up their street-fighting ways, the storm troopers continued to do drunken battle with their perceived enemies — not just communists and socialists, but Catholics, conservatives, foreign diplomats, and random passers-by. Their antics had become a severe irritation to Hitler, and Röhm’s undisguised ambition and contempt for his ostensible leader posed a threat to the Nazi hierarchy.

Thus began a 48-hour bloodletting, mostly carried out by the SS (Schutzstaffel, the main rival of the SA) in Bavaria and other parts of Germany. Upwards of a hundred, and possibly several hundred people were summarily executed under Hitler’s orders.

Homosexuality was rife in the leadership of the SA, including Röhm, and when Hitler surprised the leaders at the hotel where they were staying, at least one officer was rousted from his bed along with his much younger catamite. Both were immediately taken outside the hotel and shot.

Röhm and dozens of other officers were executed the same day, and more on the next. Most of the victims were leaders of the SA, but not all — a number of prominent politicians who thwarted Hitler or questioned his decisions were dispatched. When the bloodshed was over, Hitler had gained undisputed political power in Germany. In a speech not long afterwards, he declared himself “the supreme judge of the German people.” His cabinet dutifully passed a law retroactively legalizing the actions taken during the purge.

The law is very important to Germans. Following the rules precisely comes naturally, and is considered the highest virtue. Thus, despite the veneer of legality that was imposed after the fact, the Night of the Long Knives must not have sat well with many Germans — politicians, soldiers, businessmen, and ordinary people. Their assent to those events, whether tacit or explicit, probably contributed (along with the later Holocaust of the Jews) to the collective sense of national guilt.

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The following song is Al Stewart’s take on that bloody night in 1934. It was released in 1973 as one of the tracks on his album Past, Present and Future:

When Dymphna, the future Baron, and I went to our first (and only) Al Stewart show back in 2002, we had a chance to meet the man himself during the break between sets.

“I just want to shake your hand, after all these decades,” I said. “I’m a history buff, and when I first discovered your music, I couldn’t believe that someone had actually written a song about the Night of the Long Knives.”

“Oh, yes,” he replied. “That’s a good one. I’m glad you mentioned it. I think I’ll do it during the second set.”

And so he did. It was somewhat different from the version above, since he was doing solo acoustic that night, but the guitar prelude and postlude were exactly the same.

The song lyrics are below the jump:

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Islamo-IQ and the Inversion of European Intelligence

Rembrandt Clancy has translated a recent article by Hans-Peter Raddatz about the European Left’s concern that Jews in Europe may be turning towards the “populist” Right in the face of the Islamic onslaught in Europe.

The translator includes an introduction, plus a full translation of the article referred to and criticized by Dr. Raddatz in his essay.

Islamo-IQ and the Inversion of European Intelligence

by Rembrandt Clancy

The following article by Dr. Hans-Peter Raddatz, “Gottschlich and the Totalitarian IQ”, is a critique of a slightly earlier article by Maximilian Gottschlich entitled “Are the Jews being taken in by the Right?”. Dr. Gottschlich is professor emeritus for Journalism and Communications at the University of Vienna. He has been involved for years with the pursuit of Jewish-Christian reconciliation (

Because Dr. Raddatz makes frequent reference in his article to Prof. Gottschlich’s contribution, we supply a translation of the latter which is to be found at the bottom of this posting. The Gottschlich article expresses some of the properties of Critical Theory belonging to the Frankfurt School: — Christianity is toxic; an ‘eye to the Right’; universal, mostly unconscious European anti-Semitism and the portrayal of Germans and Austrians as hostages to their National Socialist past. Considering that favoured minorities are not normally subject to Critical theory, Prof. Gottschlich gives Islam a singular function when considered against the background of the Jewish-Christian “dialogue” mentioned above.

Gottschlich and the Totalitarian IQ

by Hans-Peter Raddatz
21 June 2016

Original German-language source: Politically Incorrect
Translation: Rembrandt Clancy

Just as Sigmund Freud once sensed “discontent in the culture” [Unbehagen in der Kultur][1], so today, discontent with interculturalism is spreading throughout all of Europe: there is a growing resistance in civil society, which on account of progressive Islamisation is beginning to realise that “tolerance” is another word for the globalist-socialist expropriation, which, with the diktats of the appropriately billed “EUSSR”, is merely continuing the tradition of European systems of violence.

Proof of the growing neo-totalitarianism resulting from this are the endlessly varying formulae opposing xenophobia, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, all of which, taken together, constitute stern psychologisms which co-opt thinking in a radical way, for as is often emphasised by their protagonists, there is “no alternative”.[2] Also, when Germany, for example, takes in two-thirds of all EU immigrants, and recently 1.5 million of them in a single year, the politico-media agitprop commissars see in citizens who speak of being overwhelmed by immigrants, nothing other than “Islamophobic incendiaries” who “foment anti-Semitic conflicts”, add peace-spoiling “fuel to the fire” and understand democracy as a “neo-fascist state”.

He who has no alternative reveals his complete absence of knowledge and urgently requires recourse to enemy imagos and defamation, for these spare thinking; but he is also constrained to the psychic projection of his own deficiencies onto opponents of the system. Just as it was favourable for the red-brown forerunners and Islam to project an identical enemy imago onto the Judeo-Christian old-culture, so too in the current modern age, all “values” are inverted,[3] be they democracy, morality or also what was formerly called “common sense”.

Therefore the measurement of intelligence and the ability to think are likewise completely inverted, these having been geared at one time to the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) of the old culture. With this inversion, the return of the intercultural activists to the primitive “thinking” of the pre-modern era saves us from the danger of prejudice, for the assessment of which a mirror image of IQ is now entirely sufficient: in other words, the more radically an apostle of tolerance champions the continuing presence of an overwhelming number of immigrants, the higher is his Islamo-IQ, and of course the lower is his IQ when set against the standards of the old Europe.

To access a ready source of information about the inversion of intelligence, the “journalism expert” Maximilian Gottschlich, among others, provides abundant treatises, including the pompously entitled “Unredeemed Shadows” (2012) [Unerlöste Schatten]. Their historical and logical deficits leave no doubt about the cultural IQ of the author, but they do leave open the question as to what persuaded the editor of the Schöningh Publishing House to indulge this poorly done, substandard work. A condensed version of the same work, to which the controversial mainstream author has given his best, prompted corresponding indignation. It was an article he published in the Vienna press, “Are the Jews Being Taken in by the Right?”. (06 June, 2016).

The kernel of the matter is that Gottschlich’s products offer a representative synopsis of the principle battle-clichés and submission-diktats of the “cultural dialogue”. In the case of this article, however, given the bombastic bromides which fill the gap left by educational poverty, the author rather ensures laughter on the side of the old IQ. Thus, across the span of two-thousand years, “Christendom” is supposed to have pursued nothing other than the persecution of Jews; and its modern successor, the critical — and naturally “populist” — civil society, is only motivated to persecute Muslims, who pursue a new anti-Semitism.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/29/2016

The Japanese Supreme Court has upheld the government’s policy of maintaining a blanket surveillance of the Muslim community. The ruling was handed down in response to a lawsuit by Muslims who claimed the surveillance was discriminatory and unconstitutional.

In other news, in the wake of recent shootings of police in the suburbs of Paris, French beach police are going to arm themselves this summer. In addition to self-protection, the armed police will be better able to deal with potential terror attacks on beach resorts.

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Paul Weston: The Politics of Civilizational Destruction

In his first video since last week’s Brexit vote, Paul Weston of Liberty GB talks about the hatreds and divisions fomented by the Left through their policies of mass immigration and Multiculturalism.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

Paul Weston is a British-based writer who focuses on the damage done to Western Civilisation by the hard left’s ongoing cultural revolution, which seeks to destroy the Christian, capitalist and racial base of the West. He is now one of the leaders of PEGIDA UK, and is also the leader of Liberty GB. His website may be found here, and his political Facebook page here. For links to his previous essays, see the Paul Weston Archives.

Edwin Wagensveld’s Speech at the Mosbjerg Folkefest

Below is a speech given at the annual Mosbjerg Folkefest in Denmark by Edwin Wagensveld of Dutch PEGIDA, after an introduction by Tania Groth. The introduction is in Danish, and has been subtitled in English; Mr. Wagensveld’s speech is in English.

Mr. Wagensveld was featured in a video several months ago when he was arrested by police for wearing a pig hat at a PEGIDA demonstration in the Netherlands.

Many thanks to Henrik Clausen for recording this video, and Vlad Tepes for editing, subtitling, and uploading it:

Bedfordshire Police: ISIS Represents All Muslims!

Tommy Robinson has once again come under the scrutiny of the Lidless Eye, a.k.a. the Bedfordshire Police. This time his “crime” was to carry a banner to France for the Euros football match that read ‘F*** ISIS”. Now — despite the fact that ISIS has nothing to do with Islam, as we all know — the police are concerned that Tommy’s actions will “incite racial hatred against Muslims”.

The circumstances of Tommy’s encounter with law enforcement were related to us by a British contact who knows him:

Tommy returned early from the European football cup in France because of his mother’s medical condition. He was in bed when three uniformed policemen burst into his house, scaring his wife and children, to present him with a travel banning order and telling him he was not to leave the country, even though there is absolutely no reason for it. He has appeared in court and is planning an appeal against this ban hopefully next [this] week. The persecution continues!

Below is a press Release from Tommy’s barrister

My Client, known as Tommy Robinson, has been served with an application for a football banning order by Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police. The main purpose of Bedfordshire Police serving this football banning order was to prevent Tommy Robinson from traveling to France for the Euros. Following an application to the Court, the court has now seen fit to remove that draconian restriction on his liberty.

However Bedfordshire Police persist in making the civil football banning order application, and this application will be heard by the court in September 2016. Tommy Robinson will contest this application.

The mainstay of the application by Bedfordshire Police is that Tommy Robinson, while in France was pictured wearing an Anti ISIS T Shirt, and holding up an English Saint George Cross flag with ‘F*** ISIS’ written across it, and that this was aimed at inciting racial hatred against Muslims. Both I and my client are very concerned that the Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police and the UK Football Policing Unit have equated Tommy Robinson’s demonstration against a banned extremist terrorist organisation as being the same as showing hatred towards people of the Muslim faith. The Prime Minister David Cameron in his House of Commons speech on 2nd December 2015 referred to the ‘Evil’ of ISIS, and that British Muslims were appalled by ISIS. He further said that the attacks in Syria by the British Military were “far from an attack on Islam, we are engaging in the defence of Islam… failing to act would betray British Muslims”. It now appears that both Bedfordshire Police and the UK Football Policing Unit are linking ISIS to the general Muslim people and population, because it suits their purpose of the campaign of harassment against Tommy Robinson.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/28/2016

At least 36 people were killed when three suicide bombers attacked the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul with guns and explosives. The Islamic State has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack. Most of the victims were Turks, but some were foreigners. The death toll is expected to rise.

In other news, more than 3,300 would-be migrants were rescued on Sunday by the Italian coast guard off the coast of Libya.

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A Culturally Enriched High School Graduation in Denmark

Young culture-enrichers in Denmark are increasingly disrupting a traditional Danish graduation custom by violent attacks on high school students who visit the homes of graduates.

Many thanks to Tania for translating this article from Den Korte Avis:

Everyone is familiar with the sight of open-bodied trucks filled with noisy happy students. It is a Danish tradition for high-spirited students to drive around and visit individual students’ homes on the day they don their graduation caps.

So it was with a class from Ørestad Gymnasium. But a day that began with celebration and joy was turned into something of a nightmare when a group of immigrant men attacked the vehicle, launching various “missiles”.

It happened in a Hørgården tenement on Amager, where many immigrants live. Here Mohamed also lives; he was one of the students on the truck.

A group of migrant boys and young men had planned an attack. In a video you can see how the waste containers were rolled out on the road to block the vehicle while students were inside at Mohamed’s family’s apartment. Watch the video here.

The driver, Brian Brandt, who stayed down by the truck, said he could see a group of youngsters with eggs, water balloons and cooking oil gather together on a nearby lawn. More and more people came to join them.

As the students came down the street one of the immigrant boys stood ready with a bottle of cooking oil, which was shaken and then sprayed over them. Then the rest of the group began to bombard the students with water balloons, eggs and flour.

Brian Brandt, who has been driving these student parties for 20 years, says he has never experienced anything like it.

“It was a shock to see the behavior of these young men. All the attackers had an immigrant background, and they were totally indifferent to what I said to them. At one point I was afraid that they would smash the truck,” says Brian Brandt to Ekstra Bladet.

He quickly tried to get the truck quickly away from the narrow Bryde Alley, but it was difficult, as the road was blocked by containers.

“They barricaded themselves and were ready with eggs by the containers, so I chose to back out. But when I get a ways down the road, I encounter other vehicles,” says Brian Brandt to Ekstra Bladet. These can also be seen on the video.

Meanwhile the attackers bombarded the truck with eggs and water balloons and even jumped up on the side of the truck and begin pouring cooking oil over some students who were trying to hide under some banners which they had torn from the side of the truck bed.

One of the students in the truck was Stina Marie Carlsen. She tells about the experience which for her was a huge shock:

“I notice that a crowd of about 20 young people start to congregate around the truck, but don’t otherwise think anything of it. When we get up into the back of the truck, they suddenly began attacking us and throwing eggs and oil and flour. Several of my classmates begin to pull some carpets off the pallet tables that were in the middle of the vehicle, while the others pulled banners from the side of the truck in an attempt to use these as protection,” says Stina Marie Carlsen to BT.

“I was beginning to think about how to get away from there, as the driver could not drive anywhere. Imagine if they came up to us in the wagon! At the same time it was really disgusting to feel egg and flour running down my head and my back. I was completely soaked afterwards and it stank terribly,” she says to BT.

Stina Marie Carlsen was afraid that the rest of the day would be ruined and the student run canceled as the truck was completely covered in eggs and oil after the attack.

The trip, however, was completed, although only with effort.

“I had to shower a total of three times during the rest of the trip because I could not get the smell of eggs and oil away. At the same time I kept finding eggshells in my hair. My mother had to come with a change of clothes for me, “says Stina Marie Carlsen to BT.

Mohamed: It was just for fun – Police: We take it very seriously

Mohamed El Ar Bagi tells EB, that it really was for him the eggs were intended, and that the throwing of eggs after students had been a tradition in the area for some years, he says.

“But this time they may have gone too far. But we just laughed and blotches of egg on my student cap is only a dear memory of the day,” says Mohamed.

Others are also trying to downplay the attack. They’re just little boys, they said. But on the video you can see that they are big guys.

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Farage’s Speech to the Enemy + Another Sturm and Drang

A passing storm – fierce while it lasted – has knocked out our power. AGAIN. This is brought to you via battery.

I haven’t even finished watching this piece from Peter Schiff’s channel on You Tube. But I thought most of our readers would enjoy this childish uproar. Ain’t it a wonder how lefties the world over sound the same?

While I enjoyed this (and will finish watching it along with y’all) I can’t help but note what commenter Hesperado pointed out with his link to Debby Schlussel’s rant. Her title encapsulates the whole problem:

Brexit, Schmexit – All Irrelevant Without Islamexit

It’s a shame the accompanying text is so unrelentingly mean-spirited, e.g.,

You have to laugh at the stupid British, quarreling with themselves over something that will be completely irrelevant in just a few decades. Without getting rid of Islam and Muslims from their country–which they’ll never do–whether or not the UKistan exits from the European Union (EU) just doesn’t matter. Brexit is meaningless without Islamexit.

There’s more at her website, unfortunately written with the same bilious pen that marks her style. Why is this woman so angry? It’s as though someone ran a spike through her soul and left it there so she’s had to grow scar tissue around it to survive. Yes, I am well aware she’d treat my comment with her usual derisive smack-down. That’s okay…[but, Hesperado, I’d appreciate it if you didn’t let her know, eh? I’m too tired to fight]…

Londonistan, the biggest financial capital in the EU, is fast becoming a foreign country in the midst of the rest of England and Britain.

So…Brexit is what, precisely? Perhaps a prelude to a start of a beginning of The Beginning. In the midst of unremitting bad news, let us celebrate.

By the way, if you want to see how good Hesperado is,read this gem,
from 2008 no less.