Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/31/2017

Matteo Salvini, the leader of the separatist Lega Nord party in Italy, has intensified his rhetoric against the EU. Mr. Salvini said, “You can’t any longer speak about immigration, but about an invasion organised, funded and planned by Brussels with the complicity of Rome.”

In other news, an “Australian” woman who allegedly sent her daughters to Africa to undergo FGM has requested to act pro se in her upcoming trial in Brisbane.

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The Ongoing Boycott of the PVV

The video below constitutes “inside baseball” from Dutch politics, to some extent. It shows Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) speaking in Parliament about the fact that he and his party have been shut out from negotiations concerning the formation of a new government, which have been going on since the elections on March 15. In other words, the cordon sanitaire around the PVV is still in place.

You can also see the usual parliamentary ankle-biters pestering Mr. Wilders with their niggling questions.

In the video, the word informateur is subtitled as “informant” or “informer”. Normally this word would not be translated, but left in the original (which is French, anyway), since the English parliamentary system never produced a position with a comparable function.

Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan gave us a brief overview of the informateur’s function back in January:

Tradition says that the winner of the elections can appoint an informateur (inquirer), or, if the polls are very tight or negotiations are expected to be difficult, a pre-informateur (pre-inquirer). Not that long ago this was a royal prerogative. The queen could appoint anyone she wanted, and didn’t have to explain why. A few years ago this royal prerogative was taken away and given to Parliament.

So, the chair will appoint someone to consult all parties, write down with whom they want to govern, with whom they don’t, and under what conditions. This takes a couple of days, and he reports back to the chair. Based on the results, further consultation will take place, until it’s reasonably certain a cabinet can be formed. Then the informateur becomes formateur: he will form a cabinet and become its leader as prime minister. It’s customary to appoint an elderly statesmen or politician to do this inquiring. When the negotiations are nearly finished, a new informateur will be appointed, who will be asked to become formateur. The whole circus can be over in a fortnight, but it can also take a full year. There is no time limit. In Belgium the record is 2.5 years.

Here’s Geert Wilders talking about the informateur and the boycott of the PVV, all the while parrying the ankle-biters:

Murder in the Pedestrian Zone

A man was stabbed to death today in broad daylight on the street in the town of Oldenburg in Lower Saxony.

Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating this brief article from Bild:

Arrests in Oldenburg: Man stabbed in pedestrian zone

May 31, 2017

Oldenburg — Terrible murder in the pedestrian zone in Oldenburg in Lower Saxony.

A man was stabbed on the street. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

At around 6 pm the victim engaged in a loud dispute with the perpetrators in Achternstrasse. After the deed the men escaped.

Officers from the Homicide Investigation Unit secured evidence in the shopping street at the scene.

A police helicopter circled over the city, and a large squad searched for the perpetrator. Officers arrested two people, who are now being interrogated. The investigations continue.

But there’s more to the story: according to reliable sources in Germany, the killers are Syrian refugees. I don’t know of any news reports yet about this aspect of the incident, but as soon as I get any further information, I’ll post it.

Update:: A slight adjustment to the translation has been made in consultation with Ava Lon.

Fjordman: Visiting Malta and Svalbard

Visiting Malta and Svalbard

By Fjordman

Within the space of six months, I visited two archipelagos in the extreme south and extreme north of Europe: Malta and Svalbard. It was a fascinating set of contrasts. I spent a few days in Malta in late December 2016. This was my first visit there, but hopefully not the last.

Malta’s location in the southern Mediterranean has historically given it great strategic importance as a naval base. Different peoples such as the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Moors, Normans, Sicilians, Spaniards, Knights of St. John, French and British have ruled the islands. The Maltese also showed bravery during the Second World War. The country became a republic in 1974. Malta joined the European Union (EU) in 2004 and adopted the euro currency in 2008.

Valletta is the nation’s capital and largest city. It is named after Jean de Valette (1495-1568), a French nobleman and Grand Master of the Order of Malta. He and his forces fought bravely against numerically superior Ottoman forces during the Great Siege of Malta in 1565.

Valletta’s impressive fortifications reminded me of another walled southern European city, the medieval Old Town on the Greek island of Rhodes. The fortifications in Valletta and the City of Rhodes were built by the Catholic order the Knights Hospitaller of Saint John to protect the islands against Islamic raids. However, if you visit the Old Town of Rhodes, you will see several mosques dating back to Ottoman times. On Rhodes, Christians fought bravely against the Turks, and lost. On Malta, Christians fought bravely against the Turks, and won.

Maltese is a strange dialect of Arabic, but with many Italian and English words due to historical influences. The Maltese language is the only Semitic language written with Latin characters. Today, the people of Malta are overwhelmingly supporters of the Roman Catholic Church. They are devout Christians who are proud of having beaten back Muslim invaders. And they will say this — in Arabic.

St John’s Co-Cathedral, a Roman Catholic co-cathedral dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, is the most lavishly decorated church in Valletta. It is a must-see for any visitor. It also contains a famous oil painting by the Italian artist Caravaggio, The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist. I also found it interesting to see an exhibition where locals had created many nativity scenes with the baby Jesus. This was obviously something they took very seriously.

The Megalithic Temples of Malta are impressive constructions for such small islands. Some of them are older than the Egyptian pyramids. The first ones from around 3600 BC predate the foundation of the ancient Egyptian state. They were built at the same time as the Sumerians developed a written language in Mesopotamia. The National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta gives a good overview of these developments.

I visited two of these megalithic temple complexes, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra. Both are located on the main island of Malta. The neighboring island of Gozo also harbors some of these very ancient stone temples. Unfortunately, I did not have the time to visit Gozo in December 2016. The Azure Window was a famous limestone natural arch on Gozo. On March 8, 2017, it collapsed after a heavy storm. I had missed my one chance of seeing it.

During a taxi ride outside Valletta, I noticed some African and Middle Eastern asylum seekers in the small town of Marsa. Apparently, there was a reception center there. Yet I also saw some recent immigrants from the Middle East and Africa in Valletta. Most of them were young men. They were not tourists, like me, but they did not seem to be working, either.

I asked the taxi driver about this. He commented that if you talked to them, many of these immigrants freely stated that they simply want a better life for themselves by migrating to Europe. While that may be an understandable urge, I pointed that out that Africa will grow by more than one billion people in the coming 30 years, twice the population of the entire European Union. The global population growth in just a couple of days is enough to overwhelm a small nation like Malta, with less than half a million inhabitants.

I also commented to the Maltese taxi driver that the euro currency and perhaps the EU itself may collapse within a generation. Interestingly, he did not disagree with me in this view.

You will probably see more veiled Muslim women in Oslo or Stockholm in far northern Europe than you do in Valletta. However, I did see some of them. The Maltese people have suffered many Jihad attacks and slave raids by Muslims, as have other Europeans. They have fought fiercely and bravely for centuries to keep Muslim out of their lands. Now they are members of the EU. They are supposed to be “tolerant” and let Muslims in without resistance.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/30/2017

Opponents of a planned mosque in the German city of Erfurt expressed their objections to the proposed building by leaving pig parts at the site. Half a pig’s head, pigs’ feet, and entrails were among the delicacies impaled on stakes at the building site.

In other news, Romanian police detained eleven migrants who were allegedly trying to cross the Hungarian border and enter the Schengen Zone.

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Do Not Accept Islamic Terrorism and Islamism as the “New Normal”

The following essay was originally published at the Polish website in a slightly different form:

Do Not Accept Islamic Terrorism and Islamism as the “New Normal”

by Jan Wójcik

After the Manchester attack it is clear that yet another act of terror moves us less than previous attacks. We discuss less, we are less outraged, there are fewer expressions of solidarity. We start accepting it as the “new normal”.

Accommodation to an existing situation is a human habit. We could observe it in even such extreme conditions as German Nazi death camps. The same thing also happens in media outlets. After the invasion in Iraq, every suicide bombing was noticed. But as months passed by and there was yet another, and another, the number of casualties got… boring.

On the one hand terrorists want us to be shocked, outraged; they want to provoke conflict. So one might claim that less excitement about another attack will make the achieving of their goals harder. But that can also mean that they will try to find something more attractive for the media, which means more violent.

But there is also another side. Politicians, security officials, and journalists want to convince us that terrorist atrocities are part of the risk connected with life. We hear London’s mayor Sadiq Khan saying it is “a part and parcel of living in a big city” to risk becoming a terrorist’s victim. We hear that those lone wolves are unpredictable and impossible to spot, even though they are on police watch lists. Convincing us to believe it will make politicians’ lives easier. And that is exactly the opposite of what we should do.

In that sense it is worth noticing Maajid Nawaz kicking lazy bottoms which hide their ineffectiveness behind the freshly coined phrase “lone wolf”. Politicians who use it to say that there is no good solution. Security officials who say that they are unable to monitor the whole of society. Finally Muslim communities, who can claim that there is no general problem with radicalization; there are just isolated cases.

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…And the Far-Flung Islets of Langerhans

This post was supposed to go up yesterday, but I didn’t get to it. Which is a good thing, because among the last-minute stragglers were donations that allowed me to add Belgium and Luxembourg to the list.

This is the roster of locations from which gifts originated in last week’s Spring Fundraiser:

Stateside: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming

Near Abroad: Mexico

Far Abroad: Belgium, Finland, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and the UK

Canada: British Columbia, Newfoundland, Ontario, and Saskatchewan

Australia: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, and Western Australia

Once again, our gratitude to all those whose generous contributions keep this website going. There were so many of you: lots of modest donations from individual readers, the essence of crowdfunding.

The thank-you notes are already going out, but it will take a while longer before they’re done — a happy task if ever there was one.


Last week’s jihad massacre in Manchester prompted our Israeli correspondent MC to share some thoughts on “racism” and related matters.


by MC

An irrational fear of racism? No. An irrational fear of being called a racist? YES.

Only white people are race-o-phobes, because only white people (or maybe a few well-integrated ‘others’) can be called racist.

I can rape, pillage and steal to my heart’s (dis)content, but I only need to be thought to think something negative about those whose skin colour is darker than mine to be thought of as racist, and if, god forbid, I think that a supremacist religion that supports rape, slavery, looting and slaughter is something foul, then I must be a far-out racist outlaw.

But wait — in my culture, names and name calling are not supposed to hurt me, but in the brave new world of prescribed virtuosity, name-calling has impact. I am no longer innocent until proven guilty, I am guilty solely by implication and by the testimony of a self-appointed somebody judged to be more ‘submitted’ than myself.

Submitted to what?

Submitted to the new Nazism, of course. That’s what.

There never was much of an air gap between Communists and Nazis. With Cultural Marxism that gap is now microscopic. The new Nazi race focus has changed from Jews to (believing) Christians, and even the Pope is infected.

I am not a Christian, and I live in Asia. I look around me, and I see multiple products of Western technology, a gift from a Christian Europe and a Judeo-Christian USA. Then the ‘Seva Adom’ air raid warning goes off and I have about 15 seconds to gather my grandchildren and get them into shelter. This is my corresponding gift from Islam.

I have many relations in Manchester, which is the place where my father was born and grew up. Many of his nephews and nieces, my cousins and their offspring, are still living and working there. I have a very RATIONAL fear of both Muslims and especially of Islam and its book of death.

And so I found myself looking through the Manchester casualty lists to see if there was anybody I knew.

Fragmentation bombs are designed solely to kill and maim, to inflict horrific injuries on people; in this case, innocent people, both the very young and their grandparents.

Why? Because the holy book of Islam, the Koran, tells us that killing unbelievers is a highway to heaven, and that if you have failed to keep the onerous burden of the prescribed ritual of Islamic religious culture, then you can shortcut the process by blowing little 8-year-old girls to pieces.

Within Torah, one can atone for violations of Torah, and with Christianity Jesus died for your sins, but within Islam there is only a scale of justice — that is, unless you are a shahid, a holy martyr who has died whilst fighting the unbeliever.

Like Communism, Islam does not work until all are believers, hence the butcher’s bill of infidel Mancunians.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/29/2017

The Japanese government issued a strong protest over North Korea’s latest test of a ballistic missile, which landed within Japan’s exclusive maritime economic zone. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that his government, acting in concert with the United States, would take decisive action against North Korea.

In other news, asylum seekers in Germany have devised a sneaky ploy to escape deportation: they confess to murder, which carries a death sentence in their home countries. Thus, under EU rules, they cannot be deported.

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The Anis Amri Case: Police Incompetence, or Something Else?

As we reported last December, the Berlin truck jihadi Anis Amri was “known to police”, and had previously been in custody. He had committed crimes, and should have been deported, but was let go. According to media reports, he had been released on “orders from above”.

Now it turns out that various lower-level elements of the Berlin police are being investigated for obstruction of justice and altering documents related to the Anis Amri case. One has to wonder: were these officers simply covering up police incompetence and dereliction? Or are they the designated sacrificial lambs now facing the knife to save the careers of their superiors?

Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this brief TV report, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Here’s the report from Bild referred to in the video, also translated by Nash:

Amri case: Police officers in Berlin raided

May 29, 2017

Berlin — After it was alleged that files in the Amri case had been manipulated, the apartments and places of work of multiple police officers of the State Office of Criminal Investigation in Berlin were raided.

The immediate environment of one accused officer was thoroughly examined, says the spokesman for the Berlin district attorney, Martin Steltner. This resulted in the searches of multiple other colleagues, but those are — according to the prosecution — seen as witnesses. Cell phones, laptops and various storage media were confiscated.

Berlin’s interior senator Andreas Geisel (SPD) has filed the criminal complaint after it became known that investigative reports about Amri were retroactively manipulated — they were trimmed and softened — after the terrorist attack in Berlin’s Christmas Market at the Gedächtniskirche. The reason for this was possibly to cover up the idleness and inaction of authorities before the terrorist attack. The question is whether the devastating attack could possibly have been prevented if Amri had been arrested for other criminal activities before he carried it out.

According to the state prosecutor, after the interior senator filed the criminal complaint, criminal investigative proceedings were initiated for official obstruction of justice and falsification of documents. The suspicion is mostly directed towards one officer in particular, the spokesman for the prosecutor’s office said.

During the previous week the board of enquiry established by the Berlin government fractions SPD, Left and Green Party had determined that there may have been mistakes made by authorities in the Amri case. The board wants the investigation to begin before the parliamentary summer vacation.

Initially the special investigator for the Berlin Senate, the former Federal Public Prosecutor Bruno Jost, will present an interim report by July 3rd. Jost has probably found manipulated reports concerning Amri. The board of enquiry explained that Jost’s investigations had uncovered grave blunders by the security authorities. The investigation is also expected to show structural questions regarding federal and local cooperation, and the entire architecture of security in the country.

On Monday the SPD, Left and Green Party demanded increased preventive work against radicalization as well as a joint-mutual anti-terror training center from Berlin, Brandenburg and the federal government. Together with the operation of “critical infrastructure” the security authorities should furthermore establish a situation room. Victims will be looked after better, and for family, relatives and survivors of terror attacks, a central point of contact must be established. Multiple Berlin media reported about this on Monday.

Video transcript:

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Italy: Keep the Migrants Away from the G7!

The following article appeared in the Italian press just before the recent G7 meeting in Sicily began. In their determination to keep the mujahideen from disturbing the G7, the EU authorities inadvertently revealed something that everyone already knows: they are capable of stopping the flow of migrants into Italian ports any time they want. The logistical capability is there, but not the will.

Many thanks to Giusy for translating this piece from Il Giornale:

Stop landings in Sicily (but only during the G7)

May 15, 2017
by Sergio Rame

The directive of the Chief of police: possible risks with the arrival of illegal immigrants. And so the blockade: Sicilian ports will no longer be able to accept the (migrant) boats (but only during the G7)

It is possible to set up a naval blockade to stop immigrant landings.

But they do so only on the occasion of the Taormina G7. At the summit, in fact, police chief Franco Gabrielli proceeded to put Sicily under lockdown. So much so that, as predicted by the Messaggero (newspaper), Schengen has been closed, “restoring border controls for the period from 10 to 30 May”, and has implemented the naval blockade to “prevent the continuous flow of migrants from reaching” sensitive ports.

In recent days, three thousand servicemen, five thousand law enforcement agents and an impressive number of secret service personnel have already arrived in Sicily. The goal is to secure Taormina and make sure there are no nasty surprises at the G7. Under the circumstances, Gabrielli has developed a handbook of one hundred and thirty pages to ensure maximum security for all heads of State. The measures will become effective as of this morning. The Sicilian ports of Ragusa, Siracusa, Catania and Messina have already been locked down: the boats and rubber craft, which already fill the Mediterranean Sea, will no longer be able to dock but will be diverted to other ports. “It was necessary to achieve, starting today — we read in the police Chief’s statement — a progressive reduction in the number of landings in Messina and then throughout Sicily, avoiding engagement with the island’s ports: applicable to Messina 18 to 28 May, all the others from 22 to 28 May. In effect, a naval blockade.

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Forget “Coexist” in French Social Housing

The following clip from a talk show on French TV features a young woman who works for the housing authority. She explains the institutional impossibility of placing Muslims together with Jews in housing — specifically because of what the Muslims habitually do to Jews in their midst.

Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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A Late Spring Quarterly: The Heart at Home

Note: This post was a “sticky” feature for all of Fundraising Week. Scroll down for more items posted since this time a week ago.

If you missed fundraising week — well, the Tip Cup is still in business…

Click here to read Geert Wilders’ op-ed on the jihad terror attack in Manchester.

Spring Fundraiser 2017, Day Seven

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Sunday’s update from Dymphna: Won’t You Come Home, Bill Bailey?

Last day of this Spring Quarterly Fundraiser, y’all. Last call for donations!

Tip jarIf you’ve been meaning to do so all week, now is your chance to tick that box on your to-do list — the one that says “donate to Gates of Vienna soonest”… What? It’s not there?? Find a pen, write it down and then hit the “Donate” button. Or send yourself a message on your iPhone: “donate to GoV”. You’ll feel so virtuous and we’ll feel so appreciated. It’s a sure Win-Win, right?

[The Baron says I often forget to remind everyone that this is a fundraiser post. Instead I jump into the theme, sans the commercial. But since these commercials are in place of daily adverts, I have to remind everyone what this post is doing up here…

…At one time, I considered doing the Amazon thing that other places use. But Bezos bought The Washington Post and has some cozy deal with the CIA, so we’ll pass on that one…]

As anyone knows who’s followed this long winding trail of breadcrumbs back to the beginning, our theme is home. For some time now, the estrangement from a common cultural home has been growing. As Lincoln echoed back during the Civil War, a house divided against itself cannot stand. You could look at his reminder on several levels: a divided West, a divided EU, a divided U.K. And because America is so large, “divided” can’t even begin to cover our fractional fussing and fuming. Sometimes my native home reminds me of a distressed, abandoned baby that can’t stop crying and can’t be comforted. It latches frantically onto one leader after another only to find out the fantasy of no more problems was just that: fantasy.

That’s where we are right now: divided, distressed, and many of us in denial. That third group are the ones who walk away: they refuse to vote or to participate because they figure that by the time anyone has managed to claw their way to the top, they’re not worth voting for anyway.

I’m not there… yet. But if Donald Trump doesn’t come back here and start tending to the home fires, we have a problem. Several venues, including The New York Times have covered the latest immigrant (slave) story. No, no one calls them slaves but those “losers” — to use Donald Trump’s own term — are being hauled into the country while he’s out there pressing the flesh and posing for pictures that the Left immediately picks apart — e.g., he doesn’t shake hands correctly. Sheesh.

Come home, Bill Bailey. And bring Rex Tillerson with you. We need you both to rein in the State Department before the shooting starts. As Ann Corcoran reported, US State Department continues its pattern of secrecy regarding refugee resettlement:

The leading non-profit watchdog on government transparency, Judicial Watch, has been digging into records relating to the resettlement of tens of thousands of refugees and other migrants and the money we spend on them.

JW reported that while the Dept of Health and Human Services was forthcoming about the cost of care for the tens of thousands of ‘Unaccompanied Alien Children’ (they are NOT refugees) spread throughout America, the State Department continues to withhold information about what you pay for the resettlement of refugees from around the world.

Incidentally, I like the use of the words “foreign nationals” in this article to describe the disparate people we are paying to care for.

Again, the ‘children’ from Central America are not “refugees” and that distinction must continue to be made because the Open Borders Left is working every day to make you think that the mostly male teens are refugees escaping persecution.

Read the ways they’ve worked out to keep us in the dark, here.

Ann has lots more, but she also keeps a score sheet on her right sidebar. The latest entry says, May 24, 2017: 45,172 [foreign nationals] admitted (this is 6,966 refugees since the supposed moratorium began and 15,050 since Trump was inaugurated). He’s on track to let in more than Obama.

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All right, Donald. I get that you had to make some of those foreign visits and you might as well do it in one fell swoop since you had to do the G7 Circus. But we need your riding herd on your promises back here. I know if Hillary were in charge, there would be 50,000 more “immigrants” than you’ve let in. But that’s cold comfort at this point. We need you to demand that the evil losers (to coin a phrase) at Foggy Bottom start running a more transparent State Department. We need to see you and Tillerson, shoulder-to-shoulder, and bolder and bolder, bringing down those Augean stables. If not you, who? If not now, when?

It will always be important to the history of this country that you kept the kleptomaniac Clinton out of the Oval Office. We all remember how many historical artifacts she stole during her last tenure and her sticky fingers are even dirtier than they were then. You deserve our praise for that.

But if you don’t protect us against a continuing onslaught of foreign nationals, then we’re doomed, and you are, too, along with the rest of us. There is some number beyond which foreign people make one a stranger in his own land. It has happened to England, for sure. I hear less about the rest of the United Kingdom, but the Commonwealth is struggling. We elected you to struggle for us. Ignore the freak-leaks. They’re intended to distract you. For that matter, quit with daily press briefings. They cause far too much sausage-making and those jornolists are fat enough. Let them did for their own news. Never did a group more need the exercise.

Come home, Bill Bailey. We already know you’re not like your lazy predecessor, so show us some shrinkage on the numbers of foreign devils entering the country via your State Department.(You bought it, sir. You own it.)

The wall? Enh. Save it for later, when you need it to make points. The very odor of a wall has driven back many of those who were here. Things are quieter (it’s relative) on the southwestern front. But stop the State Department’s slave trafficking. It’s sickening. And get busy on those supercilious Sanctuary Cities. Rein in our imperial judiciary which thinks it can override your orders.

And now for my favorite rendition of this song, which has been going through my head ever since I began pondering today on the not-Clinton’s absence:

Saturday’s generous people hailed from:

Stateside: California, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia

Near Abroad: Mexico

Far Abroad: Israel and the UK

Canada: British Columbia

Australia: Victoria

Saturday’s update from the Baron

Dymphna found this excellent quote from Robert Heinlein to head this morning’s update:

All societies are based on rules to protect pregnant women and young children. All else is surplusage, excrescence, adornment, luxury, or folly, which can — and must — be dumped in emergency to preserve this prime function. As racial survival is the only universal morality, no other basic is possible. Attempts to formulate a “perfect society” on any foundation other than “Women and children first!” is not only witless, it is automatically genocidal. Nevertheless, starry-eyed idealists (all of them male) have tried endlessly — and no doubt will keep on trying.

Intermission: Excerpts from the Notebooks of Lazarus Long, pp. 242-243

So how well is the degenerate post-modern society of Great Britain performing this prime function? The answer is abundantly clear: not at all.

The news from Manchester came in on Monday not long after the start of this fundraiser. Needless to say, the tragedy atrocity has dominated the conversation since then. As of the time of this writing, nothing significant has changed in the official response to the incident. The usual blather, the declarations of determination and solidarity, and above all, the assurance that “hate” — i.e., any criticism of Islam — will not be tolerated in Modern Multicultural Britain.

It remains to be seen whether any awakening will occur among the general public in the UK. I’m not optimistic. After watching the reactions to previous jihad attacks — not just in Britain, but in France, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Australia, and the USA — there’s no sign of any growing public awareness of the significance of what is happening. Government propaganda and the Lügenpresse have seen to that. The hermetic seal on popular discourse is largely unbroken.

All of the above would seem to mitigate against this blog and the purpose of Fundraising Week. Why continue fighting for a futile cause?


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