A Spectre is Haunting Europe

I posted last Monday about the conviction of the French writer Renaud Camus, who was sentenced to two months in prison (suspended) for writing about immigration as the Great Replacement of European peoples.

The following article from the Swedish dissident site Samhällsnytt discusses Mr. Camus’ conviction. Many thanks to LN for the translation:

French intellectual sentenced to prison — for talking about immigration as a population replacement

January 22, 2020

The French writer and political thinker Renaud Camus has been sentenced to two months in prison. This is because he described mass immigration to Europe in terms such as invasion, colonization and population replacement.

Renaud Camus is best known for his book Le Grand Remplacement from 2011 in which he develops his thoughts on an ongoing exchange of people directed by a political elite.

In a court in the French city of Auch, the author was sentenced to prison and €1,800 (about SEK 19,000 [$2,000]) in fines. He says this himself in a post on Twitter…

Renaud Camus also has to pay €1,800 to two “anti-racist” organizations that are the target in the case — SOS Racism and LICRA (International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism).

The crime he is accused of is “a general call for hatred or violence because of origin, ethnicity, nationality, race or religion”.

The speech for which the author has now been sentenced was given in 2017 and can be read in its entirety — translated from French to English.

The video version of Mr. Camus’ speech is here. Below is the English text:

A spectre haunts Europe and the world. It is Replacism

Renaud Camus, President of the CNRE [National Council of European Resistance]

January 15, 2018

Immigration has become invasion, invasion a migratory submersion. France and Europe are a hundred times more colonised, and more seriously so, than they ever colonised themselves. The only irreversible colonisation is a demographic one, the one which takes place via population transfer.

Some people now say there is no colonisation, that the word is not proper, because there is no military conquest. Those people are wrong. The army of conquest are the delinquents large and small, all of those people who make life impossible for Europeans by harming them in every possible way, from the so-called incivilities to terrorism, which is in fact nothing but an extension of the rest. All the perpetrators of terrorist attacks launched their career in the violation of common law. Moreover, there are no terrorists. There is an Occupier who, from time to time, executes a few hostages, as occupiers have always done. I call occupiers all those who declare themselves to be such, or behave as such.

The change in people, ethnic substitution, the Great Replacement, is by far the most important event in the history of our country since it has existed, because, with another people, the history, if it continues, will no longer be the history of France. France has always marvellously assimilated individuals who wanted to be assimilated. It cannot — it simply cannot — assimilate peoples, much less peoples who are hostile, demanding, even hateful and conquering. It requires a peerless form of vanity and complete ignorance of what a people is to think that with a changed population, another people, France would still be France. In the present situation, all words are liars but the most mendacious of all is “French”. There are no “French” jihadists, for example. If they are jihadists then they are not French.

To believe that there are only French people in France is a complete illusion. There are invaders and invaded, colonisers and colonised, occupiers and the occupied.

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The Railroading of Tommy Robinson

The following video is a report on Tommy Robinson by Lars Andersen, a Danish vlogger and former police officer. Mr. Andersen discusses Tommy’s speech at the Free Press Society and his interview on Danish TV, both of which were published here earlier this week.

The subtitled video of the Deadline interview with Peter Münster referred to by Mr. Andersen was posted here last September.

This video is an excellent fisking of the Danish MSM. Many thanks to Tania Groth for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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The Cultural Enrichment Game

MissPiggy has translated an article from the Kronen Zeitung about propaganda workshops in a Vienna school that force children to role-play the experience of migrants when they apply for asylum.

The translator includes this note:

People need to know what kind of deviant vileness they are imposing our children WITHOUT permission. THEY ARE THE ENEMY. Those are tactics the enemy uses. Sneaky and perverted brainwashing.

The translated article:

Vienna

CHILDREN BEING MARKED and the fuss made over “refugee games” in the Viennese School

by Michael Pommer
January 22, 2020

The suspicion sounds really unbelievable: Somewhere between breakfast and homework, children at a Viennese school are said to have been forced into a “refugee game” in order to experience first-hand what it feels like to be displaced. Asylum associations actually offer such workshops for educational institutions.

And this is how the story is supposed to have happened: Students at an educational institution were forced to play the game. As soon as they arrived in the building, so the accusation goes, they were treated like refugees, even being marked as such with coloured bands of fabric.

But the story goes even further: The 12- to 14-year-olds were made to wait a long time in a room. Apparently to simulate through first-hand experience the complexity and the psychological terror caused by an asylum application procedure.

Not discussed with parents

Sounds absurd, but such workshops really do exist. They are offered by the Asylum Coordination Austria, among others. “Has this been arranged with the parents?”, the Krone asks. “No, what for?” responds the employee Herbert Langthaler. “We’ve already had 10,000 students in such workshops.”

Department of Education audits

This “game” is advertised something like this: “The aim is to highlight the experiences of displaced people and the emotions associated with them, such as fear, loneliness and despair.” The Directorate of Education considers this to be problematic and is examining it.

Hat tip: Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff.

Matteo Salvini’s Complete Speech on Israel and Jew-Hatred

On Monday I posted an excerpt from a speech about Jew-hatred given in the Italian Senate by former Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. The video below shows the entirety of Mr. Salvini’s remarks.

The full text hasn’t completely assuaged my reservations about outlawing opposition to the existence of the State of Israel. I can (grudgingly) admit to a very narrow window of necessity to criminalize any interference in the execution of a sovereign state’s foreign policy as it pertains to Israel — but that’s it. And even that gives me First Amendment heartburn.

In any case, the complete speech is now available, and you can judge for yourselves. Many thanks to FouseSquawk for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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Who is Alma Zadic?

Last year’s snap election in Austria confirmed my assessment of the character of Chancellor Sebastian “Boy” Kurz: he is an unprincipled opportunist who will tack in whatever political direction is required to keep his career sailing towards greater power and control.

Prior to last September Mr. Kurz had presided over a coalition government which included his party, the ÖVP (Österreichische Volkspartei, Austrian People’s Party) and the “far-right” FPÖ (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs, Austrian Freedom Party) led by Heinz-Christian Strache. Unfortunately for both men, Mr. Strache’s “Ibiza scandal” brought down the government and forced a snap election.

When the smoke cleared after the election, Sebastian Kurz remained top dog in the Austrian political scene. The only difference is that now he leads a coalition with the “far-left” Greens. In other words, he’s willing to do whatever it takes to stay in power.

Part of the ÖVP’s New Green Deal involved installing a Muslima named Alma Zadic as justice minister. In the essay below Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff provides an overview of Ms. Zadic in her new political role. For readers who are interested, Elisabeth has also written two pieces at Gatestone on the new government, “The Austrian People’s Party and the Greens — A Successful Coalition for the Future?” and “Austrian Coalition Agreement: The ‘Road to Serfdom’”.

Who is Alma Zadic?

by Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff

Austria’s new minister of justice, the pretty, smart thirty-something Alma Zadic, currently occupies the center of attention in Austria, that is, in Austrian mainstream media. She is known for her outspokenness with regard to “online hatred”, and she has been turned into the poster girl for the fight against “online hate”, calling for and looking to implement strict measures to eradicate this particularly nasty form of hatred. She needs to look no further than Germany, where the previous minister of justice and current foreign minister Heiko Maas has already paved the way for a law that allows police to raid the homes of Facebook users in the middle of the night simply for voicing an opinion and not being polite enough about it.

Who is Alma Zadic?

In a recent interview, Alma Zadic said she was born in Tuzla during the Bosnian war and fled together with her brother and her parents to Austria. Her father arrived in Austria in 1992 and was reunited with his family in 1994, when she and her brother and her mother left Tuzla in a UN convoy. Zadic says she was traumatized by these events and does not remember most of what happened prior to entering school in Austrian at the age of 10. She did not feel welcome in her first school, mostly because she did not speak German yet; only when she switched to a school with a higher proportion of foreigners did she feel accepted and supported. Zadic reports that she was subjected to racism as a young girl and often shed secret tears.

Nevertheless, Zadic was able to take advantage of Austria’s excellent education system by finishing school, graduating from law school, gaining practical experience in a place like the Catholic university in Viacenza, Italy, and a postgraduate degree at Columbia University. This was complemented by traineeships at the International Organization of Migration as well as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. She practiced law until she was elected a member of the Austrian parliament in 2017 for the far-left “Liste Pilz”, which she left for the Greens when re-election chances diminished for the 2019 elections.

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Tommy Robinson in Copenhagen

As you all know by now, last week Tommy Robinson received the prestigious Sappho Award from the Danish Free Press Society in Copenhagen.

The full speech given by Tommy after receiving the award is embedded below. But first, there’s an interview with Tommy from the Danish MSM — an antagonistic one, of course; how could it be otherwise?

Many thanks to Tania Groth for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling (the transcript at the bottom of this post only includes the Danish portion at the beginning, and not the English-language exchanges in the interview):

Below is Tommy’s entire speech, as posted on the YouTube channel for the Free Press Society. Now that they’ve uploaded more than an hour of Tommy Robinson, how long do you think it will take before their channel is yanked?

By the way — I feel compelled to point out that in his speech Tommy made extensive use of Tania’s translation of a Danish TV clip, which was subtitled by Vlad and posted here last September. It’s good to have been of service to the cause:

See also Steen’s report on Tommy’s speech (in Danish).

Transcript of the introduction to the interview:

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Renaud Camus Convicted and Sentenced for Mentioning the Great Replacement

All across Western Europe writers are being arrested, prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced simply for their opinions on certain topics — immigration, Islam, national identity, etc. They are, in effect, being found guilty of blasphemy against the core secular scriptures of Multiculturalism.

Below is a an Italian article about the sentencing of the French intellectual Renaud Camus (no relation to Albert, as far as I know) for criticizing immigration. There may be articles in French on the same topic, but none has been pointed out to me.

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

France: Renaud Camus convicted for criticizing immigration

Renaud Camus has been sentenced to two months in prison, suspended on condition he compensate two anti-racist associations with 1,800 euros. The reason? He criticized immigration.

New troubles for the French writer Renaud Camus. After being convicted for incitement to racial hatred in 2014, the founder of the Parti de l’In-nocence, the author of Le Grand Remplacement (The Great Replacement), that is, the colonization of France (and more generally, Europe) on the part of Islamic migrants, as reported by La Verità, he has now been sentenced to two months in prison, suspended on condition that he compensate each of the two designated anti-racist civilian parties, SOS Racisme and the LICRA [International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism].

The judges charged him with the crime of public incitement to hate or violence on the basis of origin, ethnicity, nationality, race or religion through words, writings, images, or means of electronic public communication.

The magistrates of the tribunal of Auch have charged the French intellectual for a speech delivered on November 19, 2017 in Colombey-les-deux Eglises before the National Council of European Resistance, which Camus himself shared on his social network. “Immigration has become an invasion,” declared Camus in the speech cited by the magistrates. “The irreversible colonization is demographic colonization, by the replacement of the population.” And also: “The ethnic substitution, the great replacement, is the most important event in the history of our nation since it has existed; as with other people, if the story continues, it will not be that of France.” “There are no French jihadists,” he stressed, and, “if there are jihadists, they are not French.” What we need, he then explained, “is for all who oppose Islamization and African conquests to rally. What is necessary is a national consensus of resistance, of European resistance, because all European nations are invited to carry on at our side the struggle for the salvation of our common civilization, Celtic, Slavic, Germanic, Greek-Latin, Judeo-Christian.”

A specter haunting Europe and the world, he finally remarked in one of the passages targeted by the judges, “is the substitution, the tendency to substitute everything with its emulator, normalized, standardized, interchangeable: The original with its copy, the authentic with its imitation, the true with the false, the mothers with surrogate mothers, the culture with free time and entertainment.” Open the heavens. One might, naturally, not be in agreement with the thesis of Camus and his “exclusive” nationalism, but at what point has it become illegal to maintain that immigration represents “an invasion”? What is strange about affirming that uncontrolled and wild immigration of immigrants to a European country risks changing it radically and changing it from a demographic point of view, from its culture, from its customs and morals? Do we have to pretend that it doesn’t, and that identity does not exist? Or, in any case, does saying it constitute a crime of opinion?

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Fjordman: Why Laws Against Hate Speech Are Dangerous

Fjordman’s latest essay has been published at the Gatestone Institute. Below are some excerpts.

In November 2019, Germans celebrated the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany 30 years earlier. That same month, Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a speech to the German federal parliament (Bundestag), advocated more restrictions on free speech for all Germans. She warned that free speech has limits:

“Those limits begin where hatred is spread. They begin where the dignity of other people is violated. This house will and must oppose extreme speech. Otherwise, our society will no longer be the free society that it was.”

Merkel received great applause.

Critics, however, would claim that curtailing freedom in order to protect freedom sounds a bit Orwellian. One of the first acts of any tyrant or repressive regime is usually to abolish freedom of speech. Merkel should know this: she lived under a repressive regime — in the communist dictatorship of East Germany, where she studied at Karl Marx University.

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects freedom of speech, specifically speech critical of the government, and prohibits the state from limiting free speech. The First Amendment was placed first in the Bill of Rights because the American Founding Fathers realized that freedom of speech is fundamental to a free society. US President George Washington said:

“For if Men are to be precluded from offering their Sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences… reason is of no use to us; the freedom of Speech may be taken away, and, dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter.”

Without freedom of speech, you cannot truly be free. Freedom of speech exists precisely to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority.

What exactly is “hate speech,” and who gets to define it? Those who love justice usually also hate injustice. But what is justice? Social justice? Economic justice? Ecological justice? Religious fundamentalist justice? Climate justice?

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Fascism is Alive and Doing Very Well

Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan sends an overview of the current political situation in the Netherlands, and also the rest of the West.

Fascism is alive and doing very well

by H. Numan

It is very much alive, and thriving. In both the USA and the EU. It is not a lot different from the past, but they have learned many lessons. One of them is that uniforms and flags are out. The current uniforms are either tailored suits (Obama, Clinton) or filthy clothing and an unwashed appearance (Michael Moore). That supposedly gives them a workman’s appearance, or so they like to think. Sometimes they combine a tailored suit with a ragged appearance (Bernie Sanders). In the EU it’s more tailored suits if they work in the higher echelons of the EU. However, the really hardcore socialists wear filthy clothing as a badge of honor. It represents the working men they don’t represent.

Today very few people know that national socialists are just another branch of socialism. They lack the ‘inter prefix’. That’s all. Hitler was a socialist. He admired Mussolini, who also was a socialist. Mussolini was congratulated by Lenin himself when he took over the Italian government. A lot of Nazis and Fascists admired the Roosevelt administration. The feelings were mutual: the US Democrats of the day admired the Nazis and the Fascists. Hitler was particularly impressed by the racial policies of the Democrat party and its Jim Crow laws. He based his Nuremberg laws on those laws. Eugenics were thought up by Democrats, and ‘improved’ by the Nazis. Hitler was Man of the Year 1938 in Time Magazine. On the other side of the pond Mussolini was greatly admired as the guy who made the trains run on time. Socialism really works, and it rules!

Then came World War Two. Which was half-lost by socialism. The then-socialist nations of Germany and Italy were taken over by democracy; that was a win. But one-third of Germany and Eastern Europe was taken over by socialism. That was a severe loss. The socialists, in particular the US Democrats, had to dump (and dumb) their previous association with their old comrades. Admittedly, socialists didn’t know exactly what was going on in the concentration camps. Nobody outside Germany did. That’s not an excuse, mind you. Because the existence of concentration camps was common knowledge.

It was also well known those camps were horrible. What was not known was the scale of the horrors. Or that many were actually extermination camps. Socialists have no problem at all with camps. The USSR had them. China still has them. Those in North Korea are probably a bit worse than German concentration camps. I’m pretty sure Venezuela also has their never-return camps. All socialists states have them. They can’t live without camps. Even today. Some Bernie Sanders staffers (not adherents!) insinuated that camps will have to be set up for Trump supporters after the 2020 elections. Concentration camps are like smoking: highly addictive for socialists, and it’s difficult to kick the habit.

I specifically say “staffer”, because that is significant. If a rank-and-file socialist yearns for camps to lock up Trump supporters, well. Nothing to worry about. Lots of people do that. On both sides of the fence. But when one of Sanders’ ranking staffers says it, that is almost policy. Especially if he is not rebuked by his boss for it.

Is there a difference between national socialism, as practiced by Hitler and international socialism as practiced by Clinton, Sanders and the Euro socialists? Of course. Lots of differences. Bernie has a crummy haircut, for example. And modern socialists don’t run camps yet. But they will, eventually. Because socialism cannot work without concentration re-education camps.

They have changed their strategy seriously. At this moment the media, the courts and most of the government are firmly in progressive control. So much so that they can allow a few dissidents to speak their minds. In America you have conservative broadcasters and judges. In Europe hardly any. In The Netherlands I know of none. Dissidents are not officially harassed, but that most certainly does happen, unofficially.

For example, Gregorius Nekschot (pseudonym; Gregorius Shot-in-the-neck) drew cartoons that are far more offensive then the Charlie Hebdo and Danish cartoons combined. Have a look, and draw your own conclusions. The cartoon riots were simply a tryout to see if they could get away with it. (They could.) If they ignored the Nekschot cartoons but started rioting over the Danish cartoons, you know it was a provocation.

Now, Gregorius was arrested in the middle of the night by a ten-man heavily armed SWAT team. Thoroughly questioned. Where the police gleefully told him: now you are no longer anonymous. They now know who you are. Have a nice life! After that and a lot of public outcry, they let him go. There was no need to lock him up anymore. He had learned his lesson. Gregorius stopped drawing cartoons. At this moment he is back in the saddle drawing cartoons, after many years of silence.

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Viktor Orbán: Grappling With the Soros Network in the European Parliament

Below is an excerpt from a weekly radio interview with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. The radio station’s format involves a still photo over an audio track, so there is no actual video of him speaking.

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

Video transcript:

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Girls Just Wanna Have Culturally Enriched Fun

The following video from Germany seems an appropriate follow-up to yesterday’s post about three American girls in Spain who may have falsely accused three Afghan culture-enrichers of rape as part of an insurance scam.

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

Video transcript:

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Almost Heaven


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Most Americans over the age of 40 know how the state of West Virginia was formed. For the youngsters, or for readers in the Far Abroad, this is what happened:

During the Recent Unpleasantness (a.k.a. the American Civil War or the War Between the States) counties in the western part of Virginia voted to secede from Virginia after Virginia seceded from the Union. They then established themselves as the separate and independent State of West Virginia.

Those good folks out in Them Thar Hills are close kin to the rural residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia, especially in the counties hard on the border with West Virginia — Buchanan, Tazewell, Bland, Giles, Craig, Alleghany, Bath, Augusta, Rockbridge, etc.

Now West Virginia is offering an opportunity to the 2nd Amendment Sanctuary counties and localities here in Virginia: If we want to secede from the tyrannical government in Richmond, we are invited to apply for admission to the State of West Virginia.

The counties up there along the Blue Ridge may well jump at the opportunity, and some of the ones down here in the Piedmont could follow suit. I don’t know if the same sentiment would extend all the way east to Tidewater and the Eastern Shore, but it could be that all the declared sanctuary counties and cities would want to stick together. If they do, most of the Commonwealth of Virginia will abscond to West Virginia, leaving only Northern Virginia (the Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy) and a few progressive islands such as Richmond and Albemarle County (with its embedded Li’l Kumquat, Charlottesville). In other words, the original Commonwealth of Virginia will have been almost completely reconstituted.

Now, that’s one of history’s little ironies.

Below is the full text (also archived here) of the bill introduced yesterday in the West Virginia House of Delegates:

House Concurrent Resolution 8

(By Delegates Howell, Summers, Shott, Householder, C. Martin, Hott, Graves, Cadle, Barnhart, J. Jeffries, Maynard, Phillips, Foster, Hamrick, Steele, D. Jeffries, Wilson, Waxman, Bartlett, Paynter and Linville)

[Introduced January 14, 2020]

Providing for an election to be had, pending approval of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and a majority of qualified citizens voting upon the proposition prior to August 1, 2020, for the admission of certain counties and independent cities of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be admitted to the State of West Virginia as constituent counties, under the provisions of Article VI, Section 11 of the Constitution of West Virginia

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Homeless or Not??

Before her fibromyalgia became so severe that she had to quit working, Dymphna’s final job was at a charitable organization that helped mentally ill people, many of them homeless. This week’s edition of Dymphna’s Greatest Hits (from September 2009) draws on that work experience.

Homeless or Not??

by Dymphna
Originally published on September 29, 2009

The story below has been on my mind ever since it arrived via email a few weeks ago.

First, I’ll present just the story itself, which my friend thought amusing (as did all the commenters at the site). After you read it and decide for yourself what this situation is about, I’ll give my interpretation of the events. Having saved our email exchange, I’ll also give my friend’s arguments against my interpretation.

Several blogs posted this when it first appeared. Unfortunately, I no longer remember where I ran across their posts, though I do remember they drew the same conclusion as my friend, i.e. that it was simply a weird amusing story from Kansas:

A man and woman decided to give the phrase “Dumpster diving” a new twist over the weekend, crawling inside one on North Waco so they could be alone.

But while they were engaged in what Wichita police described as “an intimate moment,” they were robbed by a man armed with a pocket knife.

It all unfolded shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of North Waco, police said, when the man and woman, both 44, crawled into the trash container for privacy.

A short time later, a 59-year-old man and his 64-year-old companion interrupted the couple inside the trash container.

With the older man encouraging him, the 59-year-old man pulled out a pocket knife and took shoes, jewelry and the 44-year-old man’s wallet.

Police were notified, and officers found the two suspects a short time later. The stolen property was recovered.

Okay, there you have the bare facts. I looked around for more details, but none were to be had. Thus, we’ll have to go with what we’ve got here.

How did you read this story?

Here’s my response to my friend:

Thanks for sending this (I think). It made me immensely sad.

I felt so sorry for all of those people. They were like something out of a Flannery O’Connor short story. Degraded and such casual evil.

The couple must’ve been homeless. And the villains don’t sound any better off.

I’m not sure I’m up to reading the comments about them unless there is some compassion somewhere in them. Is there?

My friend didn’t agree with my interpretation at all. He wrote back:

I doubt that they are homeless.

Remember that the thieves got away with jewelry and a wallet.

And most homeless people don’t call the cops when something happens. If anyone was homeless, I think it was the robbers.

As I read his reply, the time I’d spent working with homeless people came flooding back in full Technicolor. I intuitively knew that these were not only homeless people but likely from that class of homeless known as “the ambulatory mentally ill”.

The fate of these folks is the result of legislation going back to Kennedy’s era, when the enlightened elite decided to open the doors of our mental institutions and send patients back into their communities to be cared for by local folks. Of course this novel legislation, which eventually created “Community Service Boards” who would oversee the mentally ill, was another case of unfunded or underfunded federal do-goodism. If you think ObamaCare is a good idea, just look at federal mandates as they apply to CSBs. It would be funny if it didn’t damage so many people. And if the dedicated staff at your local CSB didn’t have so few resources to help the walking weirdoes (as other homeless people call them).

This report [pdf], by Kaiser, is overly optimistic in my view:

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