Don’t Believe in Climate Change? You Jew-Hater!

Piers Corbyn is the brother of Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party in the UK. The former Corbyn is a climate physicist, who caused a stir recently when he spoke in the German Bundestag and departed from the Narrative on climate change. As a result of his heresy, he was accused of being an anti-Semite — as if that had anything to do with the issue.

I notice that the unfortunate Mr. Corbyn (Piers, that is) made the mistake of engaging the issue, and denying that he was an anti-Semite. He trotted out the classic defense: he has a lot of Jewish friends. This was a mistake. As I have said in the past, defending oneself against charges of racism is to take part in a mug’s game. You can’t help but lose. The deck is stacked against you. To go on defense is to lose ground.

As for his brother Jeremy not being a Jew-hater: if he isn’t one, he does a darned good imitation. Maybe he’s just pandering to the Jew-haters (especially the Muslim ones) in the Labour Party’s base.

Piers Corbyn gave his presentation and answered questions in English, with a simultaneous voice-over in German. MissPiggy has translated the German parts, and when the English parts were masked by the voice-over, she translated the German translation. I edited and formatted the resulting text, so the English in the subtitles may differ slightly here and there from Mr. Corbyn’s actual words.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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A Good Trick

Many thanks to JLH for translated this essay by Hans Heckel in the Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung:

Good Trick

How they’re giving us the bird with the electric re-allocation charge, what was left out of the climate packet, and what Merkel wants with Huawei.

Satiric week-in-review

by Hans Heckel
October 19, 2019

Well, at least that’s something. So as not to annoy the Germans too much, the despised EEG levy, also called the Clean Energy Assessment, will — just in time for the 2021 Bundestag election — be lowered by 0.25 cents per kilowatt hour. The money will not, of course, be sent to us. It is only intended to balance out a part of the already foreseen CO2 tax, which could lead to undesirable decisions in the voting booth.

The lowering of the EEG levy is a signal that the political establishment also takes seriously the worries of the lower income strata. That is, they are not just paying attention to the climate concerns of those living in mini-mansion neighborhoods and chic historical districts frequented by politicians and leading journalists. It warms the heart and makes skeptical voters mellow.

So, on January 1, 2021, the “lowering” of the levy will see a change from 6.4 cents to 6.5 cents. A reason for hard-pressed electricity consumers to breathe a sigh of… Wait a minute!

Since when is a change from 6.4 cents to 6.5 cents a “lowering”? Is that a typo? No, No. It’s a simple trick. On January 1, 2020, they will raise the price more than 5% to a whopping 6.75 cents, then just a year later offer us a price of 6.5 cents as an epic unburdening of households. Clever, isn’t it?

Will anyone notice? Not likely, or the people responsible for this would stay away from such a ruse. A year is a long time to drive the climate hysteria to never-before-seen heights. Who is going to nit-pick “levies” when the planet is at stake? See?

It doesn’t matter that the world is hardly engaged, and the German uproar over CO2 has no measurable effect worldwide. Germany is, after all, a rich country and obligated to play a leading role in saving the world’s climate. The others will see that we are right, and fall in line. That is what they did with the no-borders intake of asylum seekers, right? No they didn’t. And won’t. Nonetheless, our Interior Minister Seehofer acts as though they were, and sends inviting signals to the potential lands of the wave of future asylum seekers, which, by all accounts, is already forming up. But let’s stay with the climate thing. In this case, there is the ominous possible erosion of a decisive base supporting the construct of the whole climate thing — i.e., that stuff about being a “rich country”.

It has occurred to one attentive writer that nowhere in all of the government’s climate package does the idea of “competitiveness” appear. As the country next to Denmark in the world in highest electric costs and an equivalent percentage of exports, completely ignoring this aspect is quite an accomplishment.

This author suggests, in Cicero, that a “borders compensation system” be concluded swiftly with our trading partners to offset the climate-policy-determined higher German prices. In other words, Berlin should convince the administrations of our competitors to artificially raise the cost of their exports and artificially lower the cost of their imports so that the good Germans do not throw themselves under the wheels of their own runaway policy.

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Fredrik Reinfeldt, Deconstructor of Sweden


Fredrik Reinfeldt: “I hate the Sweden Democrats”

As a follow-up to Saturday’s post, the essay below about Fredrik Reinfeldt’s policies was published in February of 2013 by the now-dormant Swedish dissident site Bojkotta Aftonbladet. Many thanks to LN for the translation:

Fredrik Reinfeldt is a TOTAL disaster for Sweden

Fredrik Reinfeldt has been prime minister in Sweden since 2006. On the same day he became prime minister he began working to increase immigration to Sweden. Since then, over 600,000 immigrants have come here, which is an average of 100,000 a year.

Reinfeldt’s policy has caused great anger among Swedes, and that anger increases with each passing year. The Swedish Democrats entered the Riksdag in 2010 and now make a strong showing in public opinion polls of about 10%, which would make the party Sweden’s third-largest in the Riksdag if elections were held today.

Those who join SD come from all parties but in recent times many Moderates [Reinfeldt’s party] have woken up and expressed support for SD’s policies. Within the Moderates, every third municipal politician is critical of parts of immigration policy, but the party is deeply divided. The Moderates are entirely governed by ultra-liberals, image-makers and globalists who do not intend to let go of power.

From the very beginning, Fredrik Reinfeldt’s policy was a total disaster for Sweden. He not only greatly increased immigration but also changed the constitution so that Sweden went from being a Swedish country to suddenly become “multicultural” — the constitution was changed without the people being asked. The change was voted through stealthily on November 24, 2010. It managed to happen without a single influential newspaper creating debates about it or informing the Swedish people about what was going on. Neither Swedish State Television nor Swedish Radio informed the Swedes about the constitutional change, and no public debates have taken place about it. That constitutional change should be annulled.

The fact that Fredrik Reinfeldt was able to implement such a satanic amendment to the Constitution is due to his cooperation with three other ultra-liberal parties that also want to destroy Sweden. Sweden’s parliament consists of seven treacherous parties that have been able to retain their power and influence because they have been backed up by state television and radio, by globalist newspaper groups such as the Bonnier Group, Schibsted and Stampen, who work around the clock to break down Swedish identity. In addition, we have the entire LO collective of unions that are fighting for everything and everyone except the Swedes.

The other day, Tobias Billström said he would set up a working group to “look” at the future migration policy. Billström said verbatim:

It is very important in this context to remember that the masses of people who come to Sweden affect both of these areas, and we can see that there is room for a discussion on how to influence the number of those who come to Sweden and at the same time protect the right to asylum. I think that this working group needs to spend a lot of time discussing… The purpose of this working group is to plot a course not only for the 2014 election but for the entire next term of office.

Billström just wanted to send a signal to his voters and really meant: “We should pretend that we do not want to increase immigration more right now because it just means that SD is growing even more.” In fact, the whole argument about “numbers” and the appointment of a working group is just a publicity scam. Nothing would happen, no reduction would happen.

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Bankrupted by “Refugees”, Germany Prepares for War

The two unconnected articles below acquire more significance when posted together. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations.

First, from Handelsblatt:

Government Report: Refugee costs amounted to 23 billion euros in 2018

Last year, the German federal government spent 23 billion euros on refugees. Of this amount, 7.9 billion was spent on combating the causes of flight.

Berlin — According to a media report, the federal government spent 23 billion euros last year to fight the causes of flight and to care for arriving migrants. This is a further increase compared to 2017, reports the Bild newspaper (Monday). At that time, just under 21 billion euros were spent. The newspaper refers to the government report “Refugee and Integration Costs”, which is to be approved by the cabinet on Wednesday.

The largest part of the money, about 7.9 billion euros, had been used to fight the causes of flight. In addition, more than 4 billion euros were spent on Hartz IV (welfare benefits). According to the report, 7.5 billion euros went to the federal states, for example for the registration and accommodation of refugees up to the asylum decision as well as integration courses.

The second article from the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung describes the preparations by a German relief agency the possibility of war:

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Greta’s Handlers

It’s been obvious from the beginning that the cultural frenzy surrounding the child climate warrior Greta Thunberg is not a spontaneous one. And, since a lot of people stand to make a lot of money from the “save the climate” fad, it’s no surprise that there are various moneyed interests arranging and coordinating the media feast focused on Miss Greta.

In contrast to the carefully staged appearances before the U.S. Congress and the UN, consider this press conference where the young lady is forced to speak without a script (Hat tip László).

The following video report details some of the people and organizations behind Greta, Inc. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

On a related note, here’s a report from Deutschland-Kurier (also translated by MissPiggy) on the connections between George Soros and the climate marches and strikes:

Who is actually behind the carefully planned and elaborately organised climate marches?

The Child Soldiers of Soros & Co.

Today [Friday September 20] a “climate strike” has been ordered. Not nationwide — worldwide! Take a guess at who is pulling the strings in the background? Luisa Neubauer (23) has become a columnist for Stern, at least that’s what has been reported by the quasi semi-official Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) yesterday. From now on, the “climate activist” will be writing along with three other authors in the Hamburg magazine. Her column is called “Auf dem Weg nach morgen” (On our way to tomorrow).

Let’s come back to the here and now. “Fridays For Future” is back nationwide and this time even worldwide — including sit-in blockades and traffic chaos in Berlin and elsewhere. Neubauer is one of the main organisers of the school-skipping demonstrations. Of course, she only flies out of “necessity” herself — but she does so regularly.

When Neubauer isn’t flying around, she pleads for blocking bridges or airports. According to Neubauer, these are symbols for “the system of profit-based management”, which should be questioned. Apparently the geography student read Karl Marx too. People, listen to the signals!

Neubauer is calling for two crimes that can be punished with imprisonment: dangerous interference with air traffic (§ 315 StGB) and dangerous interference with road traffic (§ 315b StGB). But even if Neubauer were to be actually charged with anything, which is highly questionable today in Germany, she would probably get away with a fine (at most). As a Stern author, she won’t have a problem paying.

George Soros is not far away

Neubauer hasn’t been going to school for a while now. She doesn’t really need to work either. Neubauer almost enjoys a kind of diplomatic status. She is a “youth ambassador” for ONE, an international lobby and campaign organization. As such, it is to be assumed, Neubauer also gets paid, and not too badly. So her salary as a Stern author is just a welcome bonus.

Now you can have three guesses who the source is that keep ONE going. That’s right. The money of the organisation flows from, among other things, the pots of the Open Society Foundation of George Soros, which can be read on the ONE’s webpages.

In general, there are interesting connections in the Fridays for Future support network. Evidence suggests that George Soros and his organisation Open Society Foundation stand behind actions that take place in the immediate vicinity of Thunberg & Co. A close liaison between Soros and Greta Thunberg, according to media reports, is Luisa Neubauer.

Neubauer, who is a Green Party member, leads the battalions of children with a firm hand. The central organisational hub is the aforementioned NGO ONE, in which the Thunberg colleague Neubauer pulls the strings as “Youth Ambassador”. By the way, Neubauer, is not only involved with ONE, but also with the NGOs 350.org and The Hunger Project.

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Viktor Orbán in Rome: Forget Migrant Distribution Quotas. We Need Deportation Quotas!

Last Saturday Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was invited to speak at an annual event hosted by the Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) in Rome. If Italians are ever allowed to vote again, the FdI will almost certainly become part of the next governing coalition, along with Matteo Salvini and the Lega.

Mr. Orbán gave a rousing speech that was punctuated about five minutes in by the Italian audience singing a popular political anthem (in Italian) about the Hungarian uprising against the Soviets in 1956. When you watch that part of the excerpt below, you’ll see Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the Fratelli d’Italia, stand up and sing along with everyone else.

Many thanks to CrossWare for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling. The translated lyrics of the Italian song have been inserted at the appropriate point:

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Alice Weidel: “The crisis isn’t coming, the crisis is already here”

Alice Weidel is the co-leader (with Alexander Gauland) of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany).

The following video shows a speech given by Ms. Weidel on the floor of the Bundestag. In it she addresses the manifold failures of the policies of the current German government (a coalition between the Christian Democrats and the Social Democrats) under the chancellorship of Angela Merkel.

Ms. Weidel is blisteringly effective in her presentation, as evidenced by the other parties’ attempts to shout her down. It’s encouraging to hear the list of issues she covers, which extend far beyond the topic of immigration, which is usually the primary focus of the AfD. These policy proposals indicate that the AfD has matured to the point where it has the competence to govern the country, if it is ever given the chance.

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

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Cultural Nonsense

Victor Onrust is a Gates of Vienna reader from the Netherlands. He sent this essay sometime last year, and I have been so dilatory that I failed to post it until now. For the first time in many months, the pressure of new material has abated — possibly because MissPiggy is on vacation! — and I’ve actually had time to dig down into my immense “to do” pile and excavate some material that should have been posted long ago.

This article is a response to an essay by Peter in Thailand.

Cultural nonsense

by Victor Onrust

I have followed “Peter’s” series on the loony left. And although he makes some good observations, especially in part one and part three, The Red Evolution IV: The Subversive Left is rather problematic. Although he doesn’t state this explicitly he sees “Cultural Marxism” as a conspiracy theory. An active conspiracy theory, at work in the here and now. As with most conspiracy ideas, little is said about who the conspirators are. Some vaguely-defined groups are held responsible. To my knowledge, any conspiracy needs some committee or other organization that has a definite plan. So I will leave it at that: CM is not a conspiracy.

So what is it? For most of the more regular users, especially in Europe, it describes the ideology of the (loony) left, the social justice warriors, etc. The core of CM is: There is great injustice and inequality in the world; many groups (“natives”, women, homosexuals, people of [black] color) are oppressed and exploited by… the white male. This should end, if necessary, with revolutionary violence. Each of these named groups have their own ideas, cultures, which are equal or even superior to the culture of the white man.

It is clear that these ideas have great influence and are put in to actual policies by the ruling class. The question is: Where did these ideas come from, why are they called “Cultural Marxism”, and why are they so influential?
In general, and Peter is no exception, the primary source of CM is thought to be the Frankfurter School, while many add Gramsci. What is interesting is that I haven’t found any article, with references to Frankfurter School authors, describing how this Cultural Marxism came about. The one thing I have found is that Martin Jay, the author of The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School fell into a trap set by William Lind (also here towards the end). Note in the piece by Jay that there are certainly anti-Semitic issues with CM, as is usual for most world-scale conspiracy-theories.

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French Communist, 1992: Politicians will tell you they can do nothing, because the EU orders come from Brussels

The Treaty of Maastricht in 1992 was the biggest single step in the gradual formation of the European Union. Before it came the Treaty of Rome and various other treaties that created the European Coal and Steel Community, the European Economic Community, and the European Community. Maastricht marked the beginning of the European Union, which reached its final form with the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty in 2009.

The video below is from an interview with Francis Wurtz, a French communist who served in the European Parliament from 1979 to 2009. It was recorded in 1992, before the treaty was signed. He said, “If Maastricht passes, I tell you that there will be a social explosion when people realize what kind of trap they have been led into.” That and his other predictions were exactly right; he could see what was coming.

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

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And Yet Another Symptom…

Once more Tucker Carlson’s people go out and about to film the homeless human wreckage on the West Coast while he adds commentary. I like the way he stays off the screen for the most part.

[I was under the impression he was a California native, but it turns out Carlson was born and raised in the D.C. area. Back in November, his home was attacked by a bunch of speech suppressors while his wife was there, alone. The Antifa mob managed to break the front door before police arrived.]

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This time he opens with California’s boat people but then moves quickly on to Eugene, Oregon, where he finds some hope.

Eugene, a smaller city, has a college, making it a liberal bastion. But it also has a group of Vincent de Paul workers who have set up tents for the homeless. Unlike my experience with the Salvation Army – a hard-working group in Charlottesville – the Vincent de Paul workers take in the drunks and drugged out. That’s quite impressive and unusual. Like Jordan Peterson’s advice on how to take charge of your life, the workers do require that beds be made and personal gear be stored away. The large tents they use appear to be old military surplus equipment.

I wish they’d had a longer interview. When I was first placed in an orphanage, the whole routine was healing in the long run. And it included making our beds each morning. The experience made me love routine. This all-too-brief interview left me wanting to know more about the program. [For some reason, I keep thinking of an early poem of the Baron’s titled The Decay of the Social Fabric in Tidewater VA…can’t find it in my files, though.]

For those who are interested, here’s more information on St. Vinnie’s, as they call it.

Another Symptom of Our Growing Social Problem

This is the third in a series by Tucker Carlson on homelessness. He is focusing on the west coast, but the social evil is ubiquitous. [I searched in vain for the second part of the series yesterday. If anyone finds it, please leave a link in the comments.]

In my experience with the homeless, the issues he mentions – mental illness and broken families – are all too true. The roots of those causes are deep and difficult to unravel. For those I worked with who were using only their prescribed medications, family shunning was common and long-standing.

Very often mental illnesses don’t show up until mid-or-late adolescence. When it occurs, families are not prepared to deal with the attendant out-of-control behavior; their child has become a strange monster. Send a teenager to his room? He’ll break up the house. Impulsive, destructive behavior escalates as the mental problems increase. Unprepared families have no idea how to cope. For intact families not riven with their own unresolved issues, things can be turned around but it’s a painful process.

One grassroots group, NAMI, has been particularly effective in resourcing help. This is not a government bureaucracy:

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

I found our local group and wanted to attend so I could figure out how to effectively help my daughter. She died of a methadone overdose the day I’d chosen for my first visit. I never had the heart to go back.

Meanwhile, back in Seattle, there are unexpected consequences. One is
contaminated seafood:

As more and more American communities grapple with opioid addiction, the human toll of the epidemic has grown in both scope and severity. And now, scientists at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have found evidence that drug’s impact has literally flowed downstream to affect marine life, as well.

Specifically, they used mussels as a barometer of pollution in the waters off Seattle and discovered that oxycodone is now present enough in the marine environment there for shellfish to test positive.

The surge in homelessness has many causes. The hollowing out of the American family is one. And the loss of manufacturing jobs which led eventually to the opioid crisis is another. When meaning is lost, people will find substitutes.

I hope Tucker Carlson builds on what he learns about homelessness in America. And I also hope he addresses, however briefly, the surge in the “retired” population, many of whom live in their vans or cars, moving from job to job.

It’s not just a California/west coast problem.

Just a Symptom of Our Growing Social Problems

Tucker Carlson will have an ongoing feature this week, focusing on homelessness. It would appear he’s going to concentrate on the west coast, but it’s a problem everywhere.

Charlottesville, Virginia has a problem with homelessness and drug addiction, but they won’t advertise the fact. I used to work in a drop-in center a few blocks (and a whole world) away from that mess the city cooked up and then spewed out at the unsuspecting. I mean the theater of racial “unrest”, our modern version of the Leftist Theater of the Absurd.

As Carlson mentions, this whole thing started in the 60s with Kennedy’s ill-advised closing of mental hospitals and turning out its denizens into their communities to be preyed upon by the criminal class.

Who Needs Tyranny With a Democracy Like This?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suffered a significant loss when the mayoralty of Istanbul fell into the hands of the opposition in the recent local elections. But he and his party are not willing to concede without a fight.

JLH, who translated the following article about what happened in Istanbul, includes this introductory note:

Why does this sound so familiar? Perhaps Ilhan Omar can explain
the close philosophical resemblance of Democrat socialism and Turkish Islam.

The translated article from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (which itself was translated from Turkish to German):

Letter From Istanbul: We Simply Do Not Accept That We Lost the Election

By Bülent Mumay
April 11, 2019
Translated from Turkish to German by Sabine Adatepe

Erdogan has not yet overcome the shock of having lost Istanbul, where he began his regime 25 years ago. The head of state who had made the “will of the people” sacred and transfigured the voting urn to a mythical icon, is trying every possible trick to avoid handing over the city, which he lost by a nose. On March 31 he lost the metropolis and its nine million voters by 20,000 votes. Although he had publicly conceded defeat in his balcony speech after midnight, he tried several strange schemes in the dawning hours of April 1. Erdogan was able to remain dominant in several communities, but lost in several metropolitan areas. Why is he fighting above all for Istanbul?

We begin with how Istanbul was lost. Before the March 31 election, there were two prominent names: Erdogan’s candidate for mayor of Istanbul was Binali Yildirim, his comrade since the days of working in local politics, to whom he had left his post of Prime Minister. Yildirim’s opponent was Ekrem Imamoglu, who had administered a smaller district of Istanbul for the CHP (Republican People’s Party [Kemalist]). When his candidacy was announced two months before, only 30% of the voters knew his name. How did it happen that the AKP (Justice and Development Party), which had run the city for 25 years, lost to a less popular challenger?

There are several reasons. Two elections preceding March 31 showed the AKP losing strength in Istanbul. In the referendum of 2017, Erdogan’s constitutional reform had won nationwide approval. But in Istanbul the nays were slightly ahead. In the presidential election of 2018, Erdogan barely made 50%. The economic crisis, which was more pronounced in metropolitan areas, hastened the weakening of the AKP. The integrative approach of the CHP candidates versus Erdogan’s polarizing rhetoric assured that the social democrats also received votes from the center-right. To the question of whether the regime’s repressive policies worked in favor of the opposition: Those responsible for the fact that the opposition was invisible in 95% of the controlled media now think, “Keeping the opposition off television backfired.”

When it was clear that Istanbul would be lost, Erdogan instituted an interesting plan. He intended to prevent the opposition from going into the streets to celebrate its triumph and also to postpone the feeling of defeat among his own voters. The AKP had raised no objections in the local elections, but as the results began to turn negative, it claimed there had been irregularities. While they were in the lead, they said nothing. But when they began to lose, they claimed irregularities in the system of the election commission, which was under their control. The AKP’s demand to recount the invalid votes again was accepted by Erdogan’s hand-picked members of the commission. This yielded a slight lessening of the CHP’s lead, but not enough to endanger Imamoglu’s victory.

Democratic Elections as a Putsch

In their 25 years of local rule and 17 of national rule, the AKP had, with consistent outrage, denied objections by the opposition at elections. And now they themselves raised objections. AKP Interior Minster Süleyman Soylu had even maintained: “We are among the few countries where elections are not doubted.” The palace Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin had proudly declared: “In Turkey, there is no deception at the ballot box.” And former Vice President Bekir Bozdag said: “Anyone who says there was fraud at the ballot box has already lost.” Mehmet Özhaseki, the defeated AKP candidate for Ankara, had reproached the opposition just days before the election: “When they encounter facts, they say ‘Votes were stolen’.” The sharpest turnabout came fro the vice-chair of the AKP, Ali Ihsan Yavuz. Shortly before the election, “We are probably worldwide the country with the greatest election security.” After the loss in the cities, he said: “This election is a monstrous stain on our democracy” and called for AKP supporters to gather before the election commission.

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Of Brainwashing and Bathwater

MC weighs in on all the latest trendy socialist initiatives that plague the 21st-century body politic in the West.

Of Brainwashing and Bathwater

by MC

The idea of child abuse is defined by a Christian doctrine based upon the words of Yahushua (Jesus), “Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” It goes on to explain that those who meddle with these children of the kingdom will suffer a fate so bad that they should drown themselves.

It is quite graphic and it is inbuilt into the Christian culture.

So, if we step outside the Christian culture we need to beware, for many a baby is thrown out when we vote for either Islam or humanism.

In the period following the Russian revolution in 1917 we have some graphic accounts of child abuse. Maxim Gorky (or maybe Orlando Figes quoting Gorky) describes starving little girls lifting up their skirts and exposing themselves in the hope of attracting the attention of someone who could give them a crust of bread in return for favours. These children were just the useless human rubble left in the street after the purging of the class enemy. They were “useless eaters”, as Adolf called them in his identical revolution two decades later.

The various socialist revolutions discarded (or worse) many children, for Karl Marx wrote no scriptures specifically about protecting children.

I have never understood Ali Bakr (the first Caliph after the prophet) giving his six year old daughter to a man he must have known to be a sexual predator, but then there is no protection for children in Islam either.

When we step away from Judeo-Christianity we leave behind some very profound doctrines.

The French revolution started as a revolt against the abuses of the Aristocracy and Church leaders who had abandoned their calling at the behest of those same Aristos, for they believed that the ten commandments no longer applied to those of the ‘important’ bloodlines; they were only for the peasants.

In the power vacuum that followed the storming of the Bastille, a series of new political religions based upon humanism and the goddess of reason took hold, so the tumbrels rumbled, the drums rolled — as did the heads of the many of the innocent — and children starved.

The Ten Commandments and other Judeo-Christian principles establish a framework that has worked and has produced a working environment which, although not perfect, has created a peak of civilization, and it is only in a civilized state that child abuse can even be defined.

But socialists, of course, think they can do better, and that by demolishing the house built on rock, they can replace it with something more fair and more equal but built on the sands of toleration and moral relativity. And that this time it will not fail like on every other occasion man has experimented with self-godship.

What they cannot seem to understand is that it was Judeo-Christianity that was the real healing and beneficial revolution, and that it is their new socialism that is the same old, same old cruelty and abuse.

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