Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/19/2019

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced that he will run for president again in 2020. Mr. Sanders’ electoral chances are not rated as good, since he will be running as a straight, cis-gendered white male.

In other news, according to the latest polls, the Lega — the party of Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini — is set to become the second-largest party in the European Parliament after the elections in May.

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Groping is Just the Price We Have to Pay for Living in a Multicultural Society

The following video from Austria features Irmgard Griss, an Austrian lawyer, judge, and former president of the Austrian Supreme Court. When she was elected to the National Council, Ms. Griss was supported by NEOS, a progressive pro-EU party that has vigorously championed women’s rights.

Her interlocutor is Henryk Broder, a popular writer and commentator.

Ms. Griss seems to be willing to accept a little gropin’ & rapin’ from migrants, as long as they don’t actually get arrested for theft or murder or something like that.

Who says feminists are inflexible?

Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Below is the accompanying article from the Kronen Zeitung, also translated by Nash:

NEOS politician wants tolerance for macho migrants

The NEOS-representative and former OGH- president Irmgard Griss has just presented a quite interesting new course concerning the topic of migration. On a talk show at Servus TV, Griss literally said: “If he (refugee/migrant) won’t recognize our values, in terms of not recognizing the equality of women… I think we can get over that.” And her answer to Henryk Broder’s objection simply was: “Yes we’ll have to live with it.”

Just one look into the Krone archives shows how determined the NEOS has been in the past fighting for the equality of women and for the strengthening and furthering of women’s rights in Austria. The party is even presenting the women’s rights speaker Claudia Gamon as a top candidate to the coming EU-elections in May.

Therefore it was all the more surprising for viewers of the talk show “Hangar 7” on Servus TV when they heard Irmgard Griss’ latest about-face: The former president of the High Court, Austria’s Supreme Court, was of the following opinion concerning deportation of risk-asylum seekers: “If he (refugee/migrant) is not a thief, if he doesn’t kill anyone, if he’s not delinquent, but if he only does not accept our values, meaning he’s against women’s equality — oh, well, we can get over that.”

Maybe not his daughter

Henryk Broder, the well known author, who was also a participant in the show, interrupted Griss: “Get over that? Maybe not his daughter!” And he made a clear gesture of his hand on his neck, implying decapitation.

[Translator’s note: Here the article does not mention that Griss’ nonchalant answer to Broder is: “Pfft, she can defend herself,” in a very disparaging tone of voice. But in the short 37-second video you can hear her say that. Don’t know why the article didn’t mention that outrageously dismissive comment.]

However, the NEOS politician didn’t let herself be sidetracked to advocate for tolerance for outdated and dangerous macho behavior among migrants. In fact she doubled down: “We have to remain grounded. Yes. We are going to have to live with that.”

Should have been president

On the internet Griss’ statements have already caused intense debates: “Irmgard Griss from the NEOS says here very unironically that we can get over it when people come to Austria who do not acknowledge our values, such as gender equality.” And the sociologist Bernhard Heinzlmaier ironically commented: “So it is clear: Irmgard Griss should absolutely have become our president. She always finds the right words. Thank you.”

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Gottfried Curio: “Islam is Not Adaptable to European Standards of Democratic Countries”

The video below shows a portion of a speech given by Dr. Gottfried Curio of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) at the New Year’s Reception in Augsburg on February 3, 2019.

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

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/18/2019

The Spanish navy has been harassing ships in the Strait of Gibraltar. Two ships were anchored well within British territorial waters off Gibraltar when they were approached by a Spanish naval vessel.

In other British nautical news, as many as 34 migrants were rescued by ships of the British border force off the coast of Kent.

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Florence: A Culture-Enriching Brawl With Clubs

Those mischievous “Italian” “youths” have been up to their boisterous hijinks again, this time in Florence.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from Il Giornale:

Florence: Punitive Dispatch in Downtown: Beaten Bloody with Bars

A true punitive dispatch during the evening in Florence. Four men beat a Maghrebian (North African) in one of the most central squares of the city during aperativo hour. The shouts of passersby and the arrival of the police patrols

It was once more a night of violence in Florence. In the central Ciompi Square, a violent brawl with sticks and clubs. It all happened around 9 pm, Tuesday, February 12th when four men, apparently all North Africans, fell upon another person, kicking him, jumping on top of him, hitting him with clubs, and according to what emerged, a gun is believed to have appeared.

The origin of the brawl, yet another among foreigners (brawl among foreigners in the middle of the night: four arrested, one in hospital), could be a settling of accounts. The people present immediately called the police. By the time they arrived — seven police and Carabinieri — the four attackers had already managed to disappear. A little later, however, a Guardia di Finanza patrol succeeded in stopping one of the men not far from Ciompi Square.

The victim of the beating, of Maghrebian (North African) origin, suffered various injuries to the head, but remained conscious during the rescue and treatment procedures. Investigations to identify all the participants are already in progress, supplemented with a video taken of most of the incident by a citizen.

[The link in the Italian text refers to a separate incident in another city, Brescia.]

One Tiny Little Glimpse Into the European Soul


Children of the DDR in the ’70s

The video and article below concern the daycare system that was used in the German Democratic Republic (DDR, commonly known as East Germany) until the fall of the Wall.

Note: When I was editing the text, I had a lot of trouble picking out a phrase (adjusted from the translation) to render the all-week overnight daycare that was standard practice in the DDR. The Germans have a phrase for it, but we don’t have an equivalent, as far as I know. So the phrase I coined — “weeklong daycare” — was simply the best expedient I could think of.

Nash Montana, who translated the material, includes this explanatory note about German TV programming:

German TV is keen on reenactments of dramatic scenes, so every scene in this video is reenacted. It’s not real, but just for dramatic effect.

On TV they re-enact entire court cases from family and criminal court. For instance, the “Judge Judy” equivalent on German TV has every case re-enacted — it’s really horrible, not just because of the bad acting but because it’s literally made for 3-year-old children. It’s the worst form of brainwashing I have ever seen, and it happens every day on German TV.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

The accompanying article from Deutschlandfunk Kultur, also translated by Nash:

The weeklong daycare center kids of the DDR

By Lotta Wieden

Many children in the DDR spent their childhood in weeklong daycare centers, often with far-reaching consequences for their adult life. Research that indicated the negative aspects for the development of these children was suppressed in the DDR. Today, the affected children and new research are working out the consequences.

Most of the children are between 40 and 60 years old now. How many were there really? We will never know. To this day there is very little information about this topic. But it is generally believed that in the DDR territory in the years between 1949 to 1989 hundreds of thousands of babies and small children were given to these centers to be taken care of.

The DDR in the ‘50s affirmed that the construction of the socialist society had begun. The six-day work week was the rule, for mothers too. Article 7 of the still-young Constitution said: “Men and women have equal rights. All laws and decisions which are against women’s equal rights are hereby suspended.” But equal rights were only for women, and only at their place of work. And the question of who was going to care for their children was one that hit single mothers especially hard.


Until 1965 the DDR functioned under the six-day work week rule, even for mothers

Research under pressure

Within five years, so the Constitution said, the DDR had to establish 160,000 kindergarten seats, 40,000 daycare seats, and 60,000 care seats for babies and toddlers. As a consequence, the number of weeklong care centers alone for babies and toddlers rose from 2,500 in the year 1950 to about 14,300 in the year 1955. Ten years later in 1965, Statistics show 37,900 for weeklong care centers for children under the age of three. And the entire massive expansion was accompanied by an equally massive daily propaganda machine. Until the mid-’60s these toddler weeklong care centers were propagandized as equal, if not the better alternative, to familial care.

The mid-’50s the East Berlin Humboldt University began with the first scientific examination into the development of care center children of the DDR. The leading doctor is Eva Schmidt-Kolmer who later became the director of the Institute for the Hygiene of Children and Youths in Berlin. She had documented the development of more than 1,700 children between the ages of zero and three. The random sample group had 440 weeklong care center kids in it. It was examined how well children could orient themselves and move about in a room, and how far their speech and vocabulary and their social skills were developed. The results of that examination revealed grave deficits among the weeklong care center kids in all of the tested subjects.

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Vlad’s YouTube Channel Has Been Taken Down

For the last few days there has been a concerted push by Google to age-restrict dozens of videos on Vlad’s channel, some of them years old. He also got a “community guidelines” strike, which is more serious. When the second such strike came in early this morning, YouTube pulled his channel.

We don’t know what caused this sudden wave of persecution. His videos have become more popular lately, and have been embedded at several major sites, so that may be part of the reason — he grew so tall that his head had to be cut off.

Anyway, for many months everything he has posted on YouTube has been mirrored on his BitChute channel. I don’t have time to go back and replace all the YouTube embeds in our posts, but if you’re looking for a particular video, you can find it at the BitChute Channel. And visit Vlad Tepes for more information and updates.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/17/2019

Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from a train in Germany after a pistol was found in a toilet when the train was in the station at Frankfurt airport. A cleaner found the weapon, and it was unloaded, but the authorities decided to exercise an abundance of caution.

In other news, a transgender “woman” in Scotland who molested a 10-year-old girl in a supermarket toilet in Kirkaldy was released from custody without serving any time in prison.

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Brigitte Bardot Speaks Out in Support of the Yellow Vests

Men of a certain age will recall Brigitte Bardot as a sex siren par excellence in French cinema during the 1960s. In later years Ms. Bardot took up animal rights as her cause, and then resistance to mass immigration into France. The latter activism has caused her to be prosecuted several times.

In the following pair of videos Ms. Bardot shows her support for the Yellow Vest protesters by donning a yellow vest and speaking to the press.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

Video #1:

Video #2:

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/16/2019

In his homily yesterday Pope Francis said that Christians need to overcome their fear of migrants. His Holiness reminded his flock that migrants “are also the Lord’s privileged ones.”

In other news, during today’s Yellow Vest demonstrations in France, a vehicle reportedly plowed into a crowd of protesters, injuring a number of people.

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Meanwhile, Back in Bangkok

As long-time readers know, H. Numan is not just our Dutch correspondent, he is also our Bangkok correspondent. In the latter capacity, he sends this much-needed update on the latest political goings-on in Thailand.

Meanwhile, back in Bangkok

by H. Numan

I haven’t written about Thailand for a long time. There’s a good reason for that: we had several military coups. Generals generally don’t like to be criticized, and ours are no exception. As both the Baron and I can’t afford legal fees, better be safe than sorry. Also, his late majesty King Bhumibol died. His successor is king Maha Vajiralongkorn, his son. King Bhumibol reigned from 1950 to 2016; that’s 76 years. His reign was the longest ever in Thai history, and one of the longest rulers of all time. The new king is therefore no spring chicken. At 64 he is the oldest ruler of Thailand ever to ascend to the throne. Currently queen Elisabeth II of the United Kingdom holds the title of longest-ruling monarch.

Now, about that criticism generals and kings don’t like: Thailand has the strictest lèse-majesté laws, not on this planet, rather in the entire solar system. Any criticism can — and must — be prosecuted by the authorities. The punishment is 12 years in jail, for each offense. Offenses can be cumulative: someone liked 6 ‘wrong’ pictures of the king on Facebook a couple of years back, and got 6 x 12 = 72 years. Under Thai law the sentence can be reduced by half by the court if the suspect cooperates, which he did. So this chappie only has to serve a mere 36 years for liking something incorrect on Facebook. It’s also an excellent way to get even with people you have a quarrel with: when you submit a charge of lèse-majesté, the police must investigate it by law, even if they know it’s a trumped-up charge.

The generals were quite keen on using the lèse-majesté laws to get opponents off the streets. The last coup happened in 2014, and is about to be ended with ‘democratic’ elections to be held on the 24th of March. Strict censorship is still in place, but a bit relaxed. So I don’t have to worry too much about getting 12 years or more in jail. Let’s update you folks what’s happening in the land of the smileys:

Living in Thailand I am amazed how the Thais can get away with just about anything. We have had a full-blown mohammedan uprising in the three southernmost provinces bordering on Malaysia since 2004. Sometimes the terrorists expand their activities outside those provinces. The two most infamous of those attacks were the one at the Erawan shrine in 2014, and the Mother’s Day bombing on 12 August 2015, almost to the day a year later. Those two were by far the worst terrorist attacks ever in Thailand.

The Mother’s Day bombing was a series of bomb attacks in Bangkok and the southern part of Thailand with, 17 victims. The attack on the Erawan shrine — which is, incidentally, within easy walking distance of my house — was the worst attack ever, with over 20 victims.

Technically the attack on the Erawan shrine wasn’t done by our own home grown mozzies, but by Uighurs. A few weeks before Thailand extradited 200 of them back to China. The Uighurs didn’t like that and took revenge. Uighurs are, by the way, also muslims, but from China.

Those two attacks made international headlines, but the day-to-day violence since 2004? Rarely. Don’t underestimate it. Since 2004 more than 7,500 people have died due to mohammedan violence. That’s more than both intifadas and the Northern Irish civil war combined.

It’s a real mess down south. Teachers and government officials are regularly targeted. So much so that teachers get guns, ammunition, training and severance pay from the government. A full army corps is necessary to keep some semblance of law and order. Without any attention whatsoever from the international media…

The same goes for corruption. The generals who committed the last coup in 2014 said they did it to combat corruption. Now, we had a funny little incident that show how sincere they are. Vice Premier General Prawit Wongsuwan was seen wearing a very expensive watch. Someone discovered he hadn’t declared that watch when he took office. So people started paying attention what he was wearing. It turned out he had a whole collection of very expensive and undeclared watches, about 24 of them. Not to mention undeclared expensive diamond rings as well.

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A Bridge Too Far

Tabitha Korol’s latest essay concerns a recent event staged by the “Interfaith” movement — which, as Maj. Stephen Coughlin has so assiduously documented, is simply a cover for infiltration and indoctrination by agents of the Muslim Brotherhood, in which naïve Christians and Jews become unwitting dupes.

A Bridge Too Far*

by Tabitha Korol

It was brought to my attention that Westmount Temple Emanu-el Beth Shalom in Montreal hosted a Muslim-Awareness Interfaith Shabbat Dinner on January 25, 2019, to pay homage to the six dead and nineteen wounded from a lone attack on a Montreal mosque two years previously. Such well-meaning, but naïve, efforts were hijacked by Muslim apologists to promote their false victimhood status to garner sympathy from others.

One might wonder why there was no outreach from Jews or Muslims for the desecration attack in March 2018 on a synagogue in Thornhill, and no homage paid for the October, 2018 massacre of eleven congregants of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, inasmuch as Canada and the US are connected in many ways. Neither was there any form of condolence or apology offered when a small Canadian Arab newspaper, Al Saraha, published an antisemitic article that posited why Hitler killed the Jews, stated that the number of six million Jews killed during the Holocaust was severely inflated, and asserted that Jews are to blame for Germany’s economic collapse, sexual license and promiscuity.

Inasmuch as the Jewish-Muslim Interfaith Dinner so closely preceded Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day designated to confront the hatred and crimes against the Jewish people, it begs the question as to why that was not incorporated into the outreach, except that Muslims do not grant victimhood status to others, and they continue to deny the Holocaust as the systematic murder of six million Jews. Our FBI records show that Jews still experience the greatest number, by far, of attacks and assaults, yet nothing was done to honor those victims and awaken the attendees to the dire situation of antisemitism that is once again upon us.

It is pertinent to include herewith a few unpalatable facts. Muslims have killed 669 million people over 1400 years, a number quite astounding, but correct. Those who were not killed — the Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and others — were forced into captivity and conversion. They became the ancestors of today’s 1.6 billion Muslims, including the masses who are now committing unspeakable crimes in Sweden, Germany, France, England — 29 countries worldwide.

Arab-Islamic attacks on Jews began with the Battle of Khaybar in 628 AD, against Christians with raids into Byzantine lands in 630, and rapidly engulfed the non-Arab people of North Africa, Spain, Persia, and beyond. In 1801, the Barbary pirates attacked American shipping, and in 2000, the USS Cole. The World Trade Center was attacked twice, in 1993 and 2001, followed by group bombings, shootings, stabbings, and property damage — hate crimes. However, in a country the size of America, the imams have informed their jihadis that eventual conquest must be achieved by other means — through civilizational or stealth jihad. Hence, our government now has an inordinate number of Muslims in office. Unashamedly antisemitic and anti-American, they are working to change our laws to be increasingly socialist and then sharia-compliant.

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/15/2019

A man named Gary Martin opened fire with a gun in a manufacturing facility in the Chicago suburb of Aurora, killing five people and wounding a number of others. The suspect was shot dead by police. Mr. Martin is thought to have been an employee of the plant where the attack took place.

In other news, ten illegal migrants who disembarked from two separate boats were detained in Kent in southern England after crossing the Channel from France.

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Merkel’s Looney Bin Germany, Year 13

Here’s another batch of rhetorical eloquence from Gottfried Curio, a member of the Bundestag for the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany).

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

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