Marine Le Pen on the Farming Crisis in France

In the following video Marine Le Pen, the leader of the Front National in France, discusses the most recent in a wave of suicides among farmers and agricultural workers.

This video makes it clear that Ms. Le Pen, like other French politicians, is a syndicalist rather than a proponent of free markets. She doesn’t want the government to stop interfering with agriculture; she wants it to practice the correct kind of interference — policies that benefit farmers as well as consumers. She is, in effect, demanding that the state resume its traditional duties vis-à-vis the farmers and the peasants.

It’s a reminder that there is no free market in French agriculture, and probably never has been. Liberté does not mean the freedom to cultivate whatever you want and sell it to whomever you want at the highest price the market will bear. Farming is a government-managed enterprise, and Marine Le Pen is calling for it to be managed properly, for the benefit of those French citizens who toil diligently to produce food.

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

Ava Lon has also translated a series of related articles. First, from the Europe 1 radio network:

Côtes-d’Armor: a farmer found hanged in her milking parlor

February 24, 2017

[banner in the picture: We are feeding you, but we ourselves are starving.]

As the Salon de l’Agriculture opens in Paris on Saturday, a milk producer, the mother of two children, killed herself on Friday in the Côtes-d’Armor.

A milk producer from Côtes-d’Armor, who was weathering the milk crisis very badly, was found hanged in her milking parlor, it was learned Friday at the gendarmerie, while in Paris the Agricultural Salon is opening.

A mother of two

“A 47-year-old woman, a mother of two children, who produced milk with her husband and a partner in a GAEC (Agricultural Grouping of Joint Exploitation) in Plumieux, Côtes-d’Armor, was found by the latter hanged from a beam Thursday at 7:00 am,” said the gendarmerie of Côtes-d’Armor. “In financial difficulties, she left a message saying she was sorry but could not stand the situation anymore,” said the duty officer. “According to her husband, she was tired of having to work a lot and just barely succeed in paying the bills,” he added.

Income down 26.1% last year

According to INSEE [National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies] figures published in December, the average income of a farm manager decreased by 26.1% in 2016 compared to 2015. The most affected sectors are the production of cereals and the production of milk, which suffered from full European competition after the abandonment of European milk quotas in 2015.

From Le Parisien:

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Millions for Refugees, But Not One Pfennig for Schools

The following video doesn’t day anything about asylum seekers or immigration, yet the “refugee” issue lurks in the background throughout. To get an idea of why the funding of schools in Berlin is a casualty of Chancellor Merkel’s immigration policy, check out this article from Breitbart:

Entire German 2016 Budget Surplus Earmarked for Migrants

The German government will allocate the entire six billion euro 2016 budget surplus to migrants after the two coalition parties failed to agree on how to spend it.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party proposed using the €6.2 billion surplus to pay off debts, while the Social Democrats (SPD) wanted to spend it on digital infrastructure projects. As a compromise the money has gone solely to migrant projects instead, Der Spiegel reports.

The present funds allocated toward migrant programmes is already €12 billion, which is thought to be more than enough to handle the needs of the over one million migrants in Germany. The budget surplus would take the money up to over 18 billion — far more than required.

Nash Montana, who translated the video for subtitling, includes this introduction:

I have a minor problem with this. It doesn’t mention “refugees”. But it’s an example of how the Old Parties are ruining the infrastructure of the country by spending billions upon billions for the “refugees” while completely not giving a [goldarn] about the infrastructure for German children. The school in Berlin that’s shown in the video is worse than anything I have ever seen in the USA. It’s like a third-world hellhole.

The text in the link under the video reads:

Dilapidated schools in Germany: Already 34 billion euros needed for renovations.

These are not houses designated for demolition — this is what schools look like that our children go to. Berlin parents have had enough and have created the campaign “Einstürzende Schulbauten”. [This is a play on the punk rock band from the ‘80s, the “Einstürzende Neubauten”.]

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Transcript:

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Viktor Orbán: “A Nation That is Not Capable of Reproducing Itself Does Not Deserve to Exist”

On January 23 Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán gave a speech at the 4th Lámfalussy Lectures conference in Budapest. Below is an excerpt from his talk; the entire speech has been subtitled, and is available here.

Many thanks to CrossWare for yet another mammoth effort of translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Transcript of the full speech (47 minutes; the above excerpt is from 33:36-38:36):

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György Nógrádi: Europe’s Fate is Sealed

The following discussion took place a couple of days ago on EchoTV in Hungary. The presenter on the program welcomed György Nógrádi, a national security expert, economist, and professor of military science. The conversation ranged over the migration crisis, national security issues, political affairs in Europe, and — what else? — today’s election in the USA.

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

Transcript:

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Simple Arithmetic and the Mechanics of Tyranny

Simple Arithmetic and the Mechanics of Tyranny

by Seneca III

At 1615 hrs this afternoon, 7 October, 2016, I recorded the £, US $ and Euro (€) exchange rates. Here they are:

US   $1.00 = €1.12   — hence $100.00 buys €112.00          
    £1.00 = €1.12   — hence £100.00 buys €112.00    
    £1.00 = $1.25   — hence £100.00 buys $125.00    
 

And therefore (excluding trading costs):

If I buy £100.00 worth of € I end up with €112.00

But $125 buys €140.00, so if I first buy £100.00 worth of $, giving me $125.00, and then use that to buy €, I end up with €140.00, €28.00 (22.4%) more, and thus all of this begs the questions why and to whose benefit?

Well, in answer, several things have to be taken into consideration:

The globalist banking establishment and its New World Order plutocrats and political backers control the system for their benefit and their benefit alone. They also have to try to keep the lid on the fact that this system they have created is nothing more than a giant Ponzi scheme teetering on the edge of a precipice.

Consider also — The UK has just thrown the Brexit spanner into their devious works and must not only be punished but seen to be punished as a lesson to other independently minded nation states that might be considering steering a similar course.

However, they, the ‘Banksters’, cannot afford to throw the current US (mal)administration into the furnace as well by downgrading the US $ because the US electorate, despite the obfuscation intentionally being generated by the incessant promulgation of the ‘racist’ meme is, first and foremost, acutely concerned about the economic situation and thus any such action would reflect badly on the Obama Democrats and their plan to shuffle Hilary Rodham Clinton into the White House in order to finish the job of destroying America as an independent nation — and also the future of many or all of the other free, democratic States that loosely comprise the ‘West’ as a whole.

All of this, simply put, is but socio-economic warfare implemented by a relatively small coterie of ‘Internationalists’ with the malignant intent of seizing and implementing draconian power on a scale never before conceived or achieved — it is nothing more and nothing less than that.

— Seneca III, Middle England, October 7th 2016.

For links to previous essays by Seneca III, see the Seneca III Archives.

The Looming Crisis in Europe

Georg Spöttle is a German-Hungarian security analyst with special expertise in Central European affairs. The following Hungarian-language interview was published recently in Demokrata.hu. CrossWare, who translated the interview, includes this brief bio of Georg Spöttle (based on another interview): Soul of a commando 2002

Georg Spöttle was born of a German mother and a Hungarian father (he uses his mother’s name). He lived in both in Germany and Hungary. He joined the German army (Bundeswehr) at age 20, specializing in experimental weaponry. Following his personal interest in the Middle East, he learned Arabic and visited many countries in the region. Recruited by the German military intelligence service for his extensive knowledge (he also speaks four different languages), he spent ten years in service. After that he joined the Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalalamt, equivalent of the NSA and MI5). He spent another ten years in the service, visited many Middle Eastern countries (Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, …) as an operations officer. Since he retired from active service and now living in Hungary he has worked as a security/anti-terrorist expert with very good connections to the office of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. He also has extensive knowledge of the German military and great connections to the European intelligence community. (his blog [Hungarian])

The translated interview:

Europe on the brink of civil war

Published August 27, 2016

In France they have restored the National Guard. It looks like Germany is preparing for a near-war, or a natural disaster, storing fuels and emergency supplies, while the larger part of the population is visibly upset about the handling of the migration crisis. To learn about the reason of the panicky preparation in the two largest country in the EU, we asked the security-political expert Georg Spöttle.

As if they’re preparing for the attack of an invisible enemy in Western Europe. In France, after a long time they’ve reactivated the National Guard, increasing the number of reservists, strengthening the civilian defenses and increasing the number of armed people. Germany is even stranger: they are increasing their oil and gasoline reserves in more than hundred locations, checking firefighting materials and chemical defense materials as they would in a war. Now with a change in the law, the Bundeswehr (German army) can be used inside the country. What are they preparing for?

In Germany they try to prepare for attacks against critical infrastructure. A serious attack most likely would happen against these soft targets. Now even the police are sure that the Islamic State is preparing for an attack in Germany, so they prepare, and are not just being overly cautious there. Not long ago even the leader of the police union wrote a book in which he warns about the catastrophic results that could happen if immigration is not drastically limited, and no checks are implemented on those arriving in the country. He even discusses how the chaos could lead to civil disobedience. One thing for sure, as a result of unlimited and unchecked immigration, the Islamic State now has a beachhead in Europe. A good portion of the earlier terror actions are connected to the organization, even though the media presented this cases as isolated and mentally unstable people’s individual actions. In France they reacted fairly quickly to the erosion of the security situation. Even as President Hollande tried to prepare the population for more burials after Nice, they made some good decisions which may help the situation. The National Guard is a good idea, as the American example showed. After 9/11 they did a lot to avoid chaos and lynching. This type of organization is greatly needed in Germany too.

We don’t hear much in the media, but in Germany dissatisfaction has reached the level where many migrant centers have been burned down. How will this end?

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Is Cultural Enrichment Coming to Japan?

Japan has long been held up as a role model for those who oppose mass immigration into Western countries. The Japanese have managed to create and maintain a prosperous high-tech economy without importing millions of culture-enrichers. Like the West, the Japanese face a catastrophic demographic decline, but they have not responded to the aging of their population by inviting in a horde of illiterate young third-worlders.

Not yet, anyway.

The people who control your financial future and mine — the central bankers of Japan, Europe, and the United States — met last week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The banksters are deeply concerned by the failure of their current policies to maintain the global financial system in the smoothly-functioning state they prefer. Zero interest rates and massive “quantitative easing” have not restored the growth-generating conditions of the 1990s. So the world’s financial leaders are pooling their brain power in an effort to find a solution. Formerly fringe ideas such as negative interest rates — which effectively means the abolition of cash — are now on the table.

One of the proposed solutions for global fiscal anemia is that Japan should change its immigration policies and allow in significantly more migrants. It worked so well for Germany and Britain — why shouldn’t the Japanese jump on the bandwagon? The head of Japan’s central bank is apparently trying to persuade Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of the wisdom of importing youngsters en-masse from the Third World. Cultural enrichment plus financial enrichment — what could possibly go wrong?

By the way — this is the way the most crucial decisions that affect your life and mine are made. The real action is not in all the glitzy election contests and parliamentary debates. It’s right there in those plush climate-controlled venues where the global banksters meet. No one elected them, and none of us has any control over what they decide. Elected leaders can only plead with the banking wizards to adopt their preferred policies.

And the banksters are generally able to make offers that political leaders can’t refuse. So keep an eye on Japan — if the Third World starts flowing into the Home Islands, you’ll know who really rules in Japan, just as they rule everywhere else.

Below are excerpts from a Reuters report from Jackson Hole (emphasis added):

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To Chaos and Beyond — Faye, on Fate and Futurism, Part 3

Below is the second part of Seneca III’s review of the writings of Guillaume Faye. Previously: Part 1, Part 2.

To Chaos and Beyond — Faye, on Fate and Futurism Part 3

by Seneca III

Forward

I have held off posting this concluding review of Faye’s trilogy for seven months. My reticence has been due to the fact that I felt that if I presented it too early, before events predicted by Faye occurred, and occurred closely within his predicted time frame, it would fall upon barren ground and be assigned to either or both of the categories ‘wishful thinking’ and ‘interesting fiction at best’.

It is also important to note that ‘Archeofuturism’ was first published, in French, in 1998, ‘Why we Fight’ in 2001 and ‘Convergence of Catastrophes’ in 2004. However I chose to present this series of reviews in a different order — Why we Fight, Convergence of Catastrophes and Archeofuturism — for two reasons: Firstly, ‘Why we Fight’ and ‘Convergence of Catastrophes’ both detail, elaborate and expand upon the underlying concepts of his general thesis (THE CLASH OF CIVILISATIONS, ETHNIC INVASION, CATASTROPHE THEORY, GIANT ECONOMIC CRISIS etc., etc.) as they are introduced and briefly explored in the first part of ‘Archeofuturism’, and it would be pointless to re-iterate them.

Secondly, the final quarter of ‘Archeofuturism’ is a 21,000 word novella in which a hypothetical functionary of the ‘Eurosiberian Federation’ describes a vacuum-tube train journey across the European Continent from Brest on the Atlantic coast to his hometown on the shores of the Bering Strait. He shares part of this journey with a young Indian woman visitor who asks why and how the breakdown of the old, Western European order began and progressed and eventually became the Federation, and it is here that Professor Faye’s uncanny prescience — or profound depth of scholarship, I know not which — surfaces, and it is that which I shall focus upon in Part 3.

In the novella the dates of certain seminal events proposed by the narrator (Oblomov) are variable only by a year, or two at most, from the dates of recent and current events, and this is telling because in reality they were predicted by Faye eighteen years ago and many have eventuated over the course of the last six months; others are so obviously on our near horizon or can easily be extrapolated from our present circumstance.

Consequently this final review is a series of loosely connected (and abridged) abstracts from those passages in the novella that describe the lead up to the Great Catastrophe and its aftermath, and then later detail the Functionary’s answers to the young woman’s questions. Those dates and descriptions therein which match, or closely match, recent and unfolding events are emboldened so that you the reader can more easily identify and compare them with the reality you find about you, and thus come to your own conclusions.

[N.B.: Interlocutions below and in square brackets are mine. S III.]

“Archeofuturism [the concept] is thus both archaic and futuristic, for it validates the primordiality of Homer’s epic values in the same breath that it advances the most daring of contemporary science…

…Faye’s Archeofuturism holds out an understanding of this world collapsing about us, imbuing European peoples with a strategy to think through the coming storms and get to the other side — to that post catastrophic age, where a new cycle of being awaits them, as they return to the spirit that lies not in the past per se, but in advance of what is to come.”

— Michael O’Meara, Saint Ignatius of Loyola Day, 2010.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF DIMITRI LEONIDOVITCH OBLOMOV

A Chronicle of Archeofuturist Times

Abstracts

Brest, 22 June 2073

The Brest-Moscow-Komsomolsk bullet train left at 8:17 AM. The Plenipotentiary Councillor of the Eurosiberian Federation, Dimitri Leonidovich Oblomov, was running late. He hadn’t slept much and had woken at the last minute with a furry tongue. The business meeting with the Ministry of the Navy of the autonomous state of Brittany had gone on until 2:00 AM, so long had it taken Dimitri to get those Celts — stubborn as mules — to reach an agreement…

…On the whole the planetrain journey from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific took three hours. Following the traumatic occurrence of the great Catastrophe of 2014-2016, the Renaissance of 2030 and the building of the Eurosiberian Federation, which was given the name of ‘Empire of the Two-Headed Eagle — for it marked the fusion between the [remnants of the] European Union and Russia with the Pact of Prague in 2038 — the revolutionary Federal Government had chosen to make a clean break from the ideas of the past in the field of transport, as in all other fields…

Brest-Berlin

The screen in front of Dimitri displayed the speed of the underground train: 1,670 kilometers per hour. On a simple map a luminous dot indicated its position: ten minutes away from Paris Montparnasse. Paris…A city that must have been magnificent in the Twentieth century, Dimitri thought. He had few memories of it. He was only ten in 2016 when his family had fled the city plagued by anarchy and hunger to return to Russia. Most of the monuments had been burnt and destroyed, and its museums and treasures pillaged during the civil war that had broken out before the Great Catastrophe…

Berlin-Warsaw-Kiev

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Bill Whittle’s “Iron Triangle”

Bill Whittle describes well what he calls “the Progressive iron triangle of the New York media, L.A. culture machine, and Washington’s beltway corruption”.

Everyone within that triangulation hates, loathes and despises “populists”. Suicide is preferable to associating with us, the great mass of the stubbornly ignorant middle class who refuse to mind their betters. We’re a rowdy, ungovernable bunch.

As I’ve mentioned before, this rift harks back to the origins of the Jacksonian Democrats, a now-extinct bunch who fought successfully against the Adams dynasty to take power in Washington in the first quarter of the 19th century. It died back as the elite slowly took hold of the permanent bureaucracy, came into flower briefly with Reagan only to disappear again. Now it would appear to have resurrected itself in the form of a large part of the electorate which finds Donald Trump more to their tastes than anyone the elitists would have them choose.

To understand the elitists’ hatred of the middle class, I will recommend to you again – nay urge you to read and metabolize – Fred Siegel’s deft, definitive digging up of the roots of the elites’ scorn and their sleazy alliance with the underclass, people they would never consider their social equals, merely useful electoral fodder…

The reader will be taken aback at how old and enduring this anti-American claque really is.

The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class

One reviewer put it well [my emphasis below – D]:

“The roots of American liberalism are not compassion but snobbery… Siegel traces the development of liberalism from the cultural critics of the post WWI years to the gentry liberals today, and he shows how the common thread is scorn for middle-class Americans and for America itself. This is a stunningly original—and convincing—book.”

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Alerta! The Abortion of Rome Reborn?

Our Colombian correspondent Diego sends this précis of the past decade of European history as seen from a Latin American perspective.

Alerta! The Abortion of Rome Reborn?
by Diego

When I was a child, you could say my family had a pathological fear of the EU.

Why? Well, I grew up in a fundamentalist “Evangelical” family. I don’t know if the term carries the same connotations in the USA/Europe as it does in Colombian environment. Because we had no nearby church for most of my early childhood, we spent Sunday mornings watching people like Jack Van Impe and John Haggee, and when they turned to Bible Prophecy, there was one common theme:

The European Union was the Roman Empire reborn, where the Antichrist would arise in the End Days.

It’s been a long time since then, almost a decade. At the time, seen from Colombia, such a perspective seemed quite likely. The EU was overtaking the US economy. In Colombia, up until 2011-13, the euro was more expensive than the US dollar (I think the euro was around 2500-3000 pesos, versus 1900-2500 for the USD — now it’s nearly 3400 pesos the USD).

Politically it seemed to the outer world as if the EU was a cohesive unit, and migration was not even in the table. Back then we in Colombia did not even speak much of Latin illegals crossing into the USA, much less about Muslims into Europe.

What made this perspective begin to shatter? I believe it was the 2008 crisis.

Colombia was a lucky country. We heard a lot about how this would be a second 1929, but Colombia soldiered on, with a superb Minster of Economy (Oscar Ivan Zuluaga) and with a government (the Uribe Administration) that was competent overall. The crisis was felt in external commerce, but our everyday lives were not much affected. However, we noticed from here how the situation in Europe went downhill.

A second moment was Anders Behring Breivik’s attack on Utøya. It was big news, and it was definitely something unexpected. But it did bring to our attention the issues in Europe, beyond the mere economic aspect.

I think it is in “Mother Earth”, a short story by Isaac Asimov that deals with the final fall of the Terran Empire, where a very interesting perspective on history is presented. at the beginning of the story. A historian says that he is only waiting for the end of the Empire to publish his work, aptly named “The Rise and Fall of the Terran Empire”. During the conversation, he divides the end in three points, one that is a tiny nub that begins the process, a second point, where a bit of hindsight and the ability to read tell you what is going on, and — the least important — when the fall is finally obvious.

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Tet, Take Two: Islam’s 2016 European Offensive

Matthew Bracken is the author of Enemies Foreign and Domestic, and a well-known advocate for Second Amendment rights. The following guest-essay by Mr. Bracken is also being published at Western Rifle Shooters Association.

Tet, Take Two:
Islam’s 2016 European Offensive

By Matthew Bracken, November 2015

More than a decade ago I wrote my first novel, Enemies Foreign and Domestic. Part of my motivation was to establish my bona fides at forecasting social, political and military trends. I didn’t like the direction America was heading, and I wanted to warn as many readers as possible about some of the dangers I saw coming. At the end of 2015, I hope that my past success at prognostication will encourage people to pay heed to this essay.

As we roll into the New Year, we are witnessing the prelude to the culmination of a titanic struggle between three great actors. Three great social forces are now set in motion for a 2016 showdown and collision that will, in historical terms, be on par with the First and Second World Wars.

Two of these great social forces are currently allied in a de facto coalition against the third. They have forged an unwritten agreement to jointly murder the weakest of the three forces while it is in their combined power to do so. One of these two social forces would be content to share totalitarian control over large swaths of the globe with the other remaining social force. One of these social forces will never be satisfied until it achieves complete domination of the entire planet. So what are these three great social forces? They are Islam, international socialism, and nationalism.

Allow me to explain the salient aspects of each, and how they relate to the coming 2016 cataclysm.

1. Islam

Islam is similar to a self-replicating supercomputer virus. It is a hydra-headed monster, designed by its creators to be an unstoppable formula for global conquest. It’s almost impossible to eradicate, because it has no central brain or control center. Islam is like a starfish: when you cut off a limb, another grows to replace it. The names of the Muslim leaders, and the names of their Islamic groups, are transitory and ultimately unimportant. Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda are succeeded by Al-Baghdadi and the Islamic State, but they will all pass from the scene and be replaced by others. While Muslim leaders and regimes have come and gone, Islam itself has remained steadfastly at war with the non-Muslim world for 1,400 years.

Islam does not recognize secular national boundaries. To devout Muslims, there are only two significant realms of the world. First is the Dar al-Islam — the House of Islam, which is the land of the believers. The other is the Dar al-Harb — the House of War, which must be made Islamic by any means, including violent jihad. The expansion of Islam is sometimes held in check for long periods, but more often Islam is on the march, acquiring new territory. Once conquered by Islam, territory is rarely taken back, Spain being a notable exception.

The Muslim world produces almost no books or new inventions. Short of finding oil under their feet, most Islamic nations are backward and impoverished. So wherein lies the power source for Islam’s nearly constant expansion over the past fourteen centuries? The motor and the battery of Islam are the Koran and the Hadith, or sayings of Mohammed. A messianic Mahdi, Caliph or Ayatollah with sufficient charisma can accelerate Islam’s pace of conquest, but individual men are not the driving force.

Secular “Muslim in name only” strongmen from Saddam Hussein to Muamar Qadafi can hold Islamism in check for a period with brutal methods, but strongmen are often assassinated or otherwise removed from power, and in any event, they cannot live forever. Once the secular strongmen are gone, fanatical mullahs are able to stir their zealous Muslim followers into sufficient ardor to reinstall a radical Islamist regime under Sharia Law, according to the Koran.

This pattern of secular strongmen being followed by fanatical Islamist leaders has recurred many times over the past millennium and longer. Do not be fooled by modernists like King Abdullah of Jordan. To the true believer of Islam, any king or strongman is never more than a rifle shot or grenade toss away from being kinetically deposed, and replaced by another Islamist fanatic.

The persistent virulence of Mohammed’s 7th Century plan for global domination means that it is always ready to erupt in a fresh outbreak. Islam is like a brushfire or ringworm infection: it is dead and barren within the ring, but flares up where it parasitically feeds off the healthy non-Islamic societies around it. What produces this uniquely fanatical motivation, from within nations and peoples that otherwise seem devoid of energy and new ideas?

The motivation lies within the words of the Koran and Hadith. Most simply distilled, in the earthly realm, these Islamic texts offer immoral men sanction for thrill-killing, looting, raping, and capturing infidel slaves, and when these jihadists are killed, they are promised a perpetual orgy with seventy-two nubile virgin slave girls in Mohammed’s sick, evil and perverted Muslim paradise. Unlike the Jewish and Christian Bibles, the Koran and Hadith appeal not to man’s better angels, but to the darkest aspects of human nature. (Tellingly, Moses and Jesus are said to have climbed to mountaintops to communicate with their God, while Mohammed received his messages from Allah deep inside a bat cave.)

A meaningful or permanent reformation of Islam is impossible, because a new generation of fanatics, wielding the unexpurgated Koran and Hadith as their weapons, will always declare the reformists to be apostates and murder them. In Islam, the fanatics who are holding the unalterable Koran in one hand and a sword in the other always stand ready to seize complete power and exterminate their enemies.

This latent danger breeds fear and causes nearly all non-Muslims to be carefully circumspect in their dealings with Muslims, lest they lose their heads at a later date. This intentionally fostered fear of Islam is used as a cudgel against those who would otherwise resist its domination. The immutable Koran is the constant fountainhead of bloody Islamic conquest. Radical Islam is the pure Islam, the Koranic Islam, the real Islam.

Anyone who does not understand this bitter reality is dangerously ignorant of the past 1,400 years of human history.

2. International Socialism

The second great actor or social force is international socialism. It can also be aptly described under the rubrics of leftism, statism, cultural Marxism and communism. These all inhabit the international socialist spectrum. I trace these cultural Marxists at least back to the Jacobins of the 18th Century, a clique of secular humanists who were early globalists aligned with Freemasonry.

The nucleus of the group that would later become the Jacobins moved from Germany to France with a coherent and fully developed plan to engineer a social explosion as a means to take power. The Jacobin destabilization plan became the template for many more bloody “people’s revolutions” to come. Following the French Revolution, we are familiar with Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Mao. We are less familiar with the early 20th Century British Fabian socialists, or the Italian Marxist theoretician Antonio Gramsci, or the German “Frankfurt School” of international socialists, who transplanted their vision to the United States via Columbia University.

Unlike Vladimir Lenin and the Communists, they understood that international socialism’s goals could not be fully accomplished until the strong edifice of Western Civilization was hollowed out and sabotaged from within. In the end, the clandestine international socialist forces which burrowed deep within the Western womb achieved results which were far more permanent than the militarily-imposed revolutionary “war Communism” of Lenin and Mao.

Over the course of the past century, while Communism collapsed in the Soviet Union, the Fabian socialists have been increasingly successful at poisoning the roots of national, cultural and ethnic identity, leaving the inheritors of Western Civilization disorganized and demoralized, with no central belief system to rally behind. Why has this deliberate demoralization and dumbing-down process occurred? The international socialists have believed at least since the French Revolution that it was their duty to impose a top-down feudal order upon the ordinary “dumb masses,” a new world order managed by self-proclaimed experts chosen from among the correctly-educated elites, both for the benefit of the ignoramuses, and as a way to line their own pockets and continue to live an elite lifestyle of wealth and power.

It may seem paradoxical that major corporate and banking interests are deeply invested in the international socialist new world order, but when you untangle the threads it actually makes perfect sense. Today’s international banks and mega-corporations are powerful global actors in their own right, and they are now written into each new international trade agreement. In fact, corporate lawyers author most of the pages of the multi-thousand-page trade pacts, which are now coming down like rain. Trade pacts which were never voted on by American or European citizens, pacts which are taking on the force of international treaty law, superseding even the United States Constitution.

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Europe is Threatened by a Transformation to the Point of Being of Unrecognizable

The following speech about the European “migration” crisis by Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary was originally published on Andreas Unterberger’s website. JLH has kindly translated the text from the German.

Note: Mr. Orban’s speech was given in Hungarian, and the text was then translated into German. This translation from the German may differ somewhat from other direct English translations, if any such are extant:

Andreas-Unterberger.at — The not quite non-political diary and the many not quite boring partner pages

Europe is Threatened by a Transformation to the Point of Being of Unrecognizable

August 4, 2015
author: Viktor Orban

A speech by the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orban, at the 26th student encampment of the Free Summer University in Bálványos is worthy of appearing here as a guest commentary, since — apart from the British prime minister — there is no other politician in all of Europe who tells it like it is. It is really heartening (even though clearly formulated from the Hungarian perspective). It is miles removed from anything Austrian politicians utter.

Here is the majority of what Orban said, translated:

A year ago I said that we live in times when anything can happen, and I still say so today. Who would have thought that Europe would not be capable of protecting its own borders against unarmed refugees? Who would have thought, for instance, that things could go so far in France that the leader of the Islamic community there would publicly propose to the French state that it leave its depopulated Christian churches to his community, since they would be happy to turn them into Islamic houses of worship? Who would have thought that the United States of America would be wiretapping leading German politicians?

All of this has happened, and yet the sky is not falling. And who would have thought that we Europeans would act as if nothing had happened, and continue friendly free-trade negotiations with a partner who probably knew our negotiating positions before we did?

The uncertainty of the future can mislead us into pondering the nature of the political future, or to put it more precisely, the natural history of being able to recognize the future. We tend to imagine the future and/or the study of the future as does a ship’s captain sailing into the unknown. We stand at the prow of the ship, telescope in hand, and use it to reconnoiter the unfamiliar coast. In this endeavor, the captain has an advantage, i.e., the one who finds the future first will be the one with the sharper eyes or the better telescope. As if the future is somewhere out there like a yet undiscovered continent, just waiting for us to find it.

But, dear friends, the future is of an entirely different nature. That is, the most important characteristic of the future is that it is not yet complete, does not yet exist and will only occur after this moment. So it makes no sense whatsoever to strain our eyes looking forward to discover it. It would be far more rewarding to think of the future as does the rower in a regatta, that is, with his back to the direction of travel. That way, you see what lies behind you, and what gradually comes into your field of vision. Thus, the bow of the boat is being steered in the direction of the future as the coast appears in our view.

We should therefore deduce the future from the entirety of what we already know. This means that pondering the future is not a contest that is about seeing as far as possible into the future, but rather about understanding the past better. The winner in that enterprise is the one who gains a deeper understanding of the past and can more swiftly and courageously comprehend its lessons. At the same time, this represents the starting point for political leadership and planning. That is good news, since to understand things we need, first of all, our minds — that is our reason — and human reason is equally distributed in the world. In this respect, every person is certain of having more of it than others. When we think about the future of the European Union, and our own future within it, we must first consider the past of the European Union.

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We Did Not Cause the Refugee Misery

The following op-ed by Henryk Broder about the immigration crisis in Europe was originally published in Die Welt. Many thanks to JLH for the translation:

We Did Not Cause the Refugee Misery

by Henryk Broder

The problem of refugees should be solved where it originates — in accordance with the principle of who caused it — and with the aid of organizations responsible for “Islamic solidarity.”

Recently, the actor Benno Fürmann was a guest on “aspects” — the cultural magazine show on ZDF (German Television II). Not to promote a new film or a new book, but to report on his trip to the island of Lampedusa, whither he had traveled to put a face on an action by Amnesty International. His face.

Fürmann was not pleased by the reporting about the people “who are chipping away at our status quo.” He does not see “this humanism we talk so much about and do so little for.” Lebanon has taken in one million Syrians; and all of Europe just 140,000. These numbers are out of proportion to the fear that is being “stirred up” against the refugees. This, he said, cannot go on. “As Germans and Europeans, we are to blame.”

Then, in a video clip, the internal European statistics are given. “In Sweden, 1,960 refugees per 1 million residents are taken. In Germany, 470 per 1 million residents.” That was what Benno Fürmann meant when he spoke of “lack of support.” “What we are doing is not good enough, considering how well off we are right now and what we are capable of doing.”

According to estimates by the UN refugee aid organizations, the civil war in Syria alone has “forced almost ten million Syrians to flee.” In a population of 21 million, that means that almost every second Syrian has had to flee from the violence committed by one side or the other. Three million are living/camping in neighboring countries — in Turkey, in Lebanon, in Jordan and in Iraq. Approximately seven million of them are wandering around in their own country. It is a once-in-a-century catastrophe — a genocide.

The “Peaceful Solution” Was Not a Good Idea

How many of these people should “we” take in so as not to be guilty of “lacking in support” as Benno Fürmann puts it? A million? Two million? How about all of them? What would be appropriate and sufficient, measured on the scale of how well off we are and what we are capable of doing?

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