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:

Video transcript:

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Tommy Robinson: Viktor Orbán is the Defender of Europe

The European parliamentary elections began today and will continue until Sunday. Our Hungarian correspondent László sends this report on the current political alignment between Tommy Robinson and the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Tommy praising Orbán: “the strongest leader of Europe is Orbán, not Merkel or Macron”

by László

This video is the special English edition of the mainstream “M1” public broadcaster — the same report was on TV in Hungarian as well. The original video report was made by the right-wing media outlet Pesti Srácok in England and then all the Hungarian conservative media published it.

[It is a bit strange that you actually cannot hear Tommy himself in the this report — the English-language studio must have gotten the dubbed Hungarian version. But this is not the point here.]

This is of course political propaganda before the upcoming Sunday EU election here, but still it is noteworthy that the judgement of Tommy Robinson is what Orbán is measured by in the state media. In the video (at 01:15) you can hear the truth about Muslim rape gangs without any PC bias.

As I wrote last year, Tommy is mainstream in Hungary.

Now Tommy has perhaps become even more mainstream.

But it is not that surprising if you take into consideration what Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary Zsolt Semjén said on TV in April:

The defence against Islam is part of the Hungarian identity […] Islam divides the world into two parts. One is the dar al-islam, that is, the area that has already surrendered to Islam, and the dar al-harb which is the jihad or the land of war […] In my identity, János Hunyadi is dominant. [emphasis added]

This is the “Islamophobic” Hunyadi, who stopped Islam at Nándorfehérvár in 1456.

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The Blind Men and the Elephant in the Room

With the European parliamentary elections rapidly approaching, and after today’s reports that Prime Minister Theresa May will seek a vote in the House of Commons on a second Brexit referendum, Seneca III sends these thoughts on the apocalyptic state of affairs in Modern Multicultural Britain.

The Blind Men and the Elephant in the Room

By Seneca III

The global war of minds continues unabated in virtually every sphere of our lives, always under the dark shadow of the elephant in the room.

For example, four top Western generals recently met at Sandhurst to debate items that change the essential character of war: the utility of autonomous weapons, the possibilities of pharmacological enhancement of soldiers, and the enduring importance of deception. It is reported that the discussion was held in a context in which each of them indicated the tension between military advantage and ethical constraints.

Why anyone would think there should be ethical constraints in a war against global Islam, which does not recognise such restraints in any way at all, is beyond me. The purpose of war is to ensure one’s own survival, and only total war seen through to victory can guarantee that. But, as always, at the end of the day policy is determined by politicians, as determined by their interests and those of their financial backers, not those of the body politic they were elected to serve.

In Westminster the current malignant proclivities of our parliamentarians, all of them, reminds me of a Wagnerian opera, where just before the gods marched into Valhalla it was said that it would end in Götterdämmerung… the destruction of the gods and of all things in a final battle with evil powers. The ongoing persecution of elderly veterans from wars long gone, wars which they were sent to fight according to the policies of the government of the day, is a living example of this process.

Thus, a problem I now foresee is that when the reality of their failing position and future prospects finally sinks in, the political classes will throw to the wind any sense of probity and decency they may have left and adopt a scorched-earth policy on their way out, doing even more damage to our democratic processes, our national security and the integrity of parliament than they already have, and leave us with nothing but the elephant in the room — that is why men and women of the indigenous ethnic majority must be able to decide on their own values and priorities and negotiate with others of the same to mutual benefit. When negotiation with invaders and their enablers is no longer an option, when that collection of deconstructionists is irrevocably determined to prevail in its interests alone, irrespective of ours, another dynamic enters human affairs from stage right.

That essential dynamic, freedom, is, above all other things, the most expensive, for it requires of us a willingness to confront those who would deprive us of that freedom — these days under the guise of ‘refugee’, asylum seeker’, ‘human rights’, ‘multiculturalism’ or those other moronic epithets bandied around with manic ferocity when anyone has the temerity to question the veracity of this evil nonsense — ‘Fascist!’, ‘Far Right’ and ‘Racist’. This is what unavoidably places us in the forefront of the battle ready to fight them to their death, for on that path is found the only way we can pass what is left of our freedom on to our children and grandchildren with any sense of surety.

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A Tale of Two Opinions

Europeans are of two minds.

One of those minds is a small one, shared by relatively few people — European commissioners, most members of the European Parliament, the leaders and members of establishment parties in the member states, elite academics, and media apparatchiks.

The second mind is the one shared by ordinary European citizens.

The first mind is of the opinion that Islam belongs in Europe: “Everyone knows that!”

The second mind believes that Islam has never belonged in Europe, does not belong there now, and never will belong there.

The first opinion is well-represented by Frans Timmermans. Mr. Timmermans is currently serving as first vice president of the European Commission, and is in line to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as the next president of the European Commission. That is, if the new “populist” European Parliament doesn’t withhold its support for him; we’ll know after this week’s elections. The European Commission doesn’t answer to the European Parliament, or any other body but itself, but it might be reluctant to seat a new president who had already been given a vote of no confidence by its alleged “parliament”.

Anyway, here’s what Mr. Timmermans had to say about Islam in Europe. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

In contrast, the video below highlights the results of a phone-in poll in Germany. More than 95% of the callers said: “No, Islam does NOT belong in Europe.”

Mind you, this was a self-selected sample — people who watched a certain TV program and decided to call in. But it’s still significant. And I doubt the citizens of France, Britain, Denmark, or Italy are any less “Islamophobic” than the Germans.

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

Frans Timmermans is Dutch. Maybe the Dutch are more tolerant and understanding than the Germans. Maybe they, unlike the ignorant and unwashed of the European hinterlands, are aware of Islam’s rich place in European history, which it has held since 600 years prior to the time it was founded.

Video transcript #1:

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Farage’s Fatal Flaw

The European parliamentary elections are coming up next weekend, and it looks like Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party will all but run the table when Britons choose their new crop of MEPs. But where does Mr. Farage stand on the issue of Islam? Michael Copeland’s new essay takes a look at the topic.

Farage’s Fatal Flaw

by Michael Copeland

Nigel Farage is remarkable. He knows his EU subject matter completely. His assessments are perceptive, his responses quick, forthright, and to the point. He is not afraid to speak his mind. The British like that. He has worked hard and persistently over the years after founding the United Kingdom Independence Party, UKIP.

It is very largely due to Farage that the British people have been made aware of the undemocratic nature of the EU. He has exposed the fact that its leaders are not elected but appointed by each other, that they cannot be dismissed by the voters, and that the European Parliament has no power to introduce legislation, but is given only the role of endorsing what the unelected leaders supply to it. He has left UKIP. At a time when British voters have hugely lost confidence in the traditional main parties, his newly-formed Brexit party seems likely to sweep the coming elections for the European Parliament. It is a testament to his leadership.

There is one important area, however, where Farage is not an authority, and that is Islam. Robert Spencer, a considerable expert on Islam, writes:

Nigel Farage… reveals his abject ignorance of Islam and the jihad threat…

No politician today can afford to be in that position. The danger is too great.

What “we absolutely must do”, insists Mr. Farage, is to “get the vast majority of muslims on our side against the bad guys.”

No deal, Mr. Farage. Learning curve needed. The “vast majority of muslims” are not available: Islam has walled them off: they are only permitted to be on Islam’s side and to do what Islam instructs. There is no mileage in that stratagem. It is a dead end. Muslims are not allowed any leeway by Islam’s rules. The doctrines set out in the texts are neither negotiable nor optional. Control is total:

It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. (Koran 33:36, part of Islamic law)

Muslims are not permitted to choose: they are instructed, and they have to submit. The word Islam means “submission”. There is no room for conscientious objection. Dr. Salah al-Sawy, the Secretary-General of the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America, issued a ruling, or fatwa, citing the above verse:

For things which have been stipulated in the texts of Islam, the [Muslim community] possesses no power except to acknowledge and obey.

The famous Pakistani scholar Abul Ala Maududi (d.1979) stressed:

No one can regard any field of his affairs as personal and private… the Islamic State bears a kind of resemblance to the Fascist and Communist states.

There is no private conscience in Islam. The Egyptian sheikh Yassir al-Burhani makes this clear in an interview:

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An Old Tale for the Feast of Saint Dymphna

This essay first appeared in 2005 on my old blog. A reader from the past suddenly turned up with a reminder that today is May 15th, Dymphna’s Day – I had forgotten; May has continued to clutter up with remembrances as the years fly on.

So here’s the post resurrected from its original spot and planted as is, or was, though some of the nonessential facts are no longer au courant.

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The saints’ stories were among my favorites growing up. I don’t mean the anemic virgins-and-martyrs-eaten-by-lions books, illustrated with men and women lifting their eyes heavenwards as the lions stalked them in the background, waiting for the blessing of the food before they ate it. Nor did St. Sebastian, his body full of arrows, hold my attention, other than a brief look —“yikes”— and turn the page, please.

There were lots of men and women who were canonized for more mundane reasons than dying for their faith and it was their stories which attracted me. In my house, being full as it was of expatriate Dubliners, St. Patrick had pride of place. My mother never quite got over the fact that while New York City and Savannah had large parades on his feast day, the rest of the country used it as an excuse to drink green beer. In Ireland, on St. Patrick’s Day, in serious honor to his name, the bars were all closed and the churches were open.

Alongside St. Patrick there was St. Bridgid. Early on, the Catholic Church had a rough gender equality; frequently a male saint had a companion female saint. They usually knew one another. To my mind, some of them probably got up to a little hanky-panky: the intensity of the holy can do that. One thinks of Heloise and Abelard, those star-crossed lovers who veered from the paths of holiness, dropping off into the ravines of fleshly distractions. In Spain, St. Theresa of Avila and John of the Cross were friends. He was the more mystic of the two; she was the reformer.

The thing is, the desire for union with God and the desire for union with another human being arise from the same root — the urge for transcendence, for flight from our solitary experience, for immortality. Given our differing temperaments, predilections, and experiences we can diverge in many ways from the usual paths of what the Church used to term “vocation.” The idea was not that we chose what we would do with our lives; instead we were to listen to that small inner voice in order to be given our marching orders. Within evangelical circles, I believe the term “calling” refers particularly to some kind of ministry. Back in the old pre-Vatican II days, it meant that you were supposed to have divine assistance in trying to figure out what you were going to do with this, your one and only life. Some of those choices were limited; now there are almost no limits at all and young people freeze in the quandary of too much choice and too little direction. Saint Dymphna’s situation was familiar: her “vocation” was not what she chose but rather what was forced upon her by circumstance.

But before we consider her story, let’s discuss its veracity. The oral tradition surrounding Saint Dymphna probably points to a real person, given some of the artifacts. In Roman Catholic terms, the relics of Dymphna are considered “first class” relics. But that’s hardly important here since we are talking about a mythos which likely formed around an all-too-familiar story, a situation which repeated itself through the generations in many areas of Europe (the story is too old to call these “countries” in the modern sense). There are similarly named women with comparable stories in Ireland and in Germany.

Since we can’t know for sure, and since there seem to be physical remnants of someone in a final resting place, I choose to envision Dymphna as real. For lack of a better term, call her my transitional object. But that’s my meaning: you can read her story and decide its significance for yourself. I am merely the teller of the tale. Since there are variations in the stories, I have chosen to present the dominant narrative while appropriating elements from various accounts.

Dymphna was born in the 7th century (a contemporary of Mohammed, though as far from Allah’s servant as one can be and still exist on the same planet). She was the daughter of an Irish chieftain father, Damon, and an unnamed Christian mother. At least this is how most stories present her parentage. Since Patrick knew intimately the clan system in Ireland his strategy was to convert all the chieftains first, knowing the rest would follow (a good strategy. It worked with Constantinople). Thus, it’s likely Damon was in fact a Christian, though this takes some of the luster off the shamrock. To get around the problem of his obviously murderous tendencies, he is often portrayed as a pagan rather than a Christian. Hagiography is not history.

The tragedy opens when Dymphna is an adolescent. Her mother dies, leaving behind a deeply grieving widower and his daughter. The solution for his bereavement, suggested by his councilors, is to find a replacement for dead wife. The king agrees to this advice and begins the search for a successor to his wife.

He had only two stipulations: the candidate must be nobly born and she must resemble his dead wife. Having lived among Celts all my life, I don’t find the latter requirement to be very difficult — there can be a sameness running through some of us — but it was a problem for the chieftain . After searching the kingdom — and several other clans, who knows? — no woman was presented who qualified on both counts. The king (King, Chieftain, it’s all the same. Ask an Irishman and he’ll tell you he’s “Irish all the way back to the Kings”) grew ever more melancholy until (as you guessed) his eye fell upon his daughter. She fit both requirements: she was both nobly born and she was, most unfortunately for her, the spitting image of her mother. Problem solved. Damon would marry his child.

Dymphna, let us say, demurred. Her immediate response? Probably “Yecch!” or its Gaelic equivalent. The notion of marrying one’s own father may be a genetically hard-wired disinclination; it may be that and an admixture of social conditioning about what one does or does not do with one’s elders. Whatever the reason, Dymphna declined. She declined repeatedly. When push came to shove, Dymphna did the intelligent and courageous thing: she left for parts unknown. Even though her flight failed to save her, I’ll explain later why it was a smart move, however flawed it may have been in its execution.

It was also a good strategy to take others with her. There is a safety in numbers when you are fleeing someone dangerous. This is not universally true, of course, but to this day it remains a good idea to move en tourage, especially if those around you are devoted to your safety. Dymphna took her elderly confessor, Gerebemus — and some versions claim she also fled with the court jester and his wife. This strikes me as an anachronism. Did Irish chieftains maintain court jesters in the 6th century? Given what we know about the temperament of Irish chieftains, a jester in his court would seem to be an occupation with a short shelf life. And if this couple did go along we hear nothing further of them once Ireland has been left behind.

When they come aground, Dymphna and Gerebemus are in Antwerp. They move on from there to the town of Gheel, or Geel, some twenty-five miles away. Once there, Dymphna set up some kind of hermitage for herself and for Gerebemus. A Catholic church was already in existence so Dymphna’s arrival would not have been untoward. A devout, wealthy woman could well have been a welcome addition in a small town.

In short order, Dymphna was reputed to have healing powers. Being a foreigner, this power would more likely be conferred upon her than it would have been to someone known to the inhabitants from childhood. And her resources, which enabled her to purchase the poultices and powders for healing, would have added to her reputation for curing the sick. However, it was the use of her wealth which allowed her father to track her down. Sending out his minions to trace the path of the gold coins used along her route of escape — his gold coins — it wasn’t difficult to find an errant daughter. In short order, the Irish chieftain faced his prey.

Once more Dymphna was given her choice: marriage to her father or death. Gerebemus, her old confessor, attempted to ward off the King. He was summarily executed. Dymphna was adamant: she wouldn’t marry her father and she was going to remain where she was. Her father beheaded Dymphna then and there and returned to Ireland, leaving his daughter’s body and that of Gerebemus where they lay.

One account I read a few years ago (and cannot find) said that the townspeople were so remorseful at having failed to protect Dymphna, and felt so keenly their loss, that they entombed the bodies together and built a shrine in their memory. As it goes in these stories, accounts of miraculous cures began to accumulate, enough of them over a long enough period of time that eventually a church was built in Dymphna’s honor and her remains were placed there (those of Gerebemus were by most accounts removed to Kanten, though Sonsbeck, Germany claims his relics, except for his head, which supposedly remains with Dymphna in Gheel). The church burned in 1489 and was rebuilt in 1532. It still stands.

At some point, probably in the 17th century, an asylum was established in Gheel, no doubt partly based on the fact that the shrine to Saint Dymphna was alleged to have cured people with epilepsy and emotional ailments. Like Dymphna herself, though, this hospital was no ordinary venture. When patients arrive in Gheel, they are institutionalized for observation and then gradually released into the community to live and work among the townspeople. This unique (and I use the word advisedly since I know of no other such arrangement between consensual reality and lunacy) seems to have great efficacy.

Other countries came to study the Gheel model. Whether it translates to anywhere else is questionable, however. Remember that Gheel’s original response, all those centuries ago, was one of remorse for having failed to protect a young girl from a horrible death at the hands of her father. In our “so-sorry” culture, where the rush to forgive the tyrant while the victims lie bleeding, such a transplant is probably not possible.

Dymphna was not a victim. She failed to achieve her freedom, but she never knuckled under and she refused to be cowed by a homicidally melancholic father. No, Dymphna is a victor. Her life is proof that there are worse things than dying. Her decision to leave an intolerable situation was wise. Her lack of cunning in using the gold coins which permitted her determined “lover” to find her is often repeated today when abused women run, only to be tracked down by their trail of credit card receipts.

The original appended notes are below the fold.

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Auschwitz and the SPD

As an appropriate follow-up to tonight’s panel discussion from Israel, Henryk Broder writes about the shameless exploitation of Auschwitz by German Social Democrats.

Many thanks to JLH for the translation from Mr. Broder’s website:

Auschwitz and the SPD

by Henryk M. Broder
May 9, 2019

The fantasy land of German social democracy is located in southern Poland, about 70 kilometers west of Cracow and about 40 kilometers southeast of Katowice. The geographic coordinates are: latitude 50°02′03″ N and longitude 19°12′37″E, 232 meters above sea level. The place is called Auschwitz, alternatively Oswiecim, and was designated by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site.

For over a million people, Auschwitz was a final stop and a mass grave. For Heiko Maas,[1] it was a factor that decided his choice of profession. He had, says the minister, “entered politics because of Auschwitz.” Actually, he entered politics because his second state law examination was so bad that he had no chance of being appointed as a state’s attorney or a judge — not even in Saarland. So he became a politician. Because of Auschwitz. Give me a break!

Sigmar Gabriel[2] did not enter politics because of Auschwitz, but because of his father, who was a Nazi, as Gabriel admitted unasked. It is seen as the metaphorical equivalent. As his father is for one of them, Auschwitz is for the other. And Gabriel, too, refers often to that German symbol of longing. At a fundraiser of the German National Foundation for the European elections, he said it “was exciting” to participate as the continent was being shaped. And that it was “a ray of hope that, in a time full of conflict, we have managed to come from Auschwitz to Maastricht in less than a generation. I find it a genuine miracle that we have come from hostility and genocide in less than a human lifespan, to become first partners and then friends. That is the real miracle of the European Union’s guiding light in an otherwise grim world.”

Yes, he really said that — the big baby of the SPD — and with a facial expression as if he had just discovered that there had been a short circuit in his playroom, where he had spent so many happy hours. Similarly, for Maas and some bards of the SPD, Auschwitz is not the last stop, but the light at the end of the tunnel, a start, the beginning of a better world. The people who died in this place did not die in vain. The gods heard their cries for help and made possible a direct connection from Auschwitz to Maastricht. And now, according to the subtext, if we don’t watch out, we will be going back to Auschwitz.

Gabriel is nuts, to say the least. What he is doing is covered by paragraph 168 of the criminal code[3] and is “punishable by up to three years’ imprisonment or a financial fine.” Or a long weekend in Greifswald with the youngsters of Feine Sahne Fischfilet [German punk band] in company with Robert Menasse [Austrian writer known for themes of loneliness and alienation] and Heiko Maas.

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The Chinese Threat Is Existential

It was bound to come to this. As usual, Washington’s administrative state has been diverting attention from the real problem by entertaining themselves with adolescent scary stories about Russia’s interference in our elections. As if…

This is a hot mess and it could become a radioactive hot mess in the not-too-distant future. Global warming is looming?? No, China is looming and looming large. Steve Bannon lays out the problem, a greater threat than the Soviet Union ever was, and we are much weakened by our elites who would sell us out for their own bottom lines:

The Center for Security Policy is sponsoring the ‘Committee on the Present Danger: China’ (CPDC). Its name harkens back to Soviet Russia and the now-dead Cold War.

From Bill Gertz at The Free Beacon:

China under Communist Party rule poses an existential threat and must be countered with stronger defense, economic, and political measures, according to a new committee of experts.

Former government, military, and intelligence leaders joined by business leaders and human rights advocates warned during an inaugural press briefing that Communist China poses the most dangerous threat to the United States and the world.

Creation of the Committee on the Present Danger-China follows three earlier iterations of the storied organization that played influential roles in American national security policy beginning in the 1950s and throughout the Cold War and after.

The panel includes a blue-ribbon roster of 43 experts including former CIA Director R. James Woolsey, former Education Secretary William Bennett, former Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence ret. Lt. Gen. Gerald Boykin, and former Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.).

Other notable figures include University of Pennsylvania China specialist Arthur Waldron, strategic missile defense expert Henry Cooper, Chinese Christian activist Bob Fu, former Voice of America China broadcaster Sasha Gong, and retired Navy Capt. James Fanell, former intelligence director for the Pacific Fleet.

One of the first actions by the committee was to issue a warning on the anticipated U.S.-China trade deal that is said to be close to being completed.

“The trade deal the Trump administration is now negotiating with China is expected to address its Communist Party’s longstanding practice of stealing American intellectual property—the life-blood of our information-based economy and a key component of our national security,” the statement said.

“It remains to be seen whether any new commitments from the Chinese to end this practice will be honored since past ones have not.”

Frank Gaffney, vice chairman of the Committee, said even if a trade deal is reached and China honors its commitments, “we are still facing a world of hurt at their hands.”

“We must address these other dimensions of the problem that ultimately emanate from the character of the communist regime, mainly that it is ruled, brutally, in a totalitarian fashion, by the Chinese Communist Party,” Gaffney said.

Committee chairman Brian Kennedy said the independent, non-partisan group will seek to educate and inform the American public and government policymakers regarding the threat from China ruled by the Communist Party of China.

The threat includes a large-scale military buildup, active information and political warfare that targets the American people, business, political, and media elites, and Beijing’s aggressive cyber and economic warfare.

“The Committee takes no ideological point of view, rather it relies on the facts as reasonable people can understand them,” Kennedy said. “Armed with these facts, the Committee believes the common sense of the American people will demand from their elected officials that all reasonable measures be taken to defend the United States, our economic interests, and the security of the American people.”

Woolsey, former CIA director in the administration of Bill Clinton, said China is seeking to defeat the United States according to the dictums of the ancient Chinese strategist Sun Tzu—without having to engage in a major conflict.

“We have to be able to turn away Chinese domination of our Internet,” Woolsey said, noting efforts by China’s Huawei Technologies and other firms to control the emerging 5G telecommunications technology.

Boykin, undersecretary of defense for intelligence in the George W. Bush administration, said the Chinese intelligence threat has increased rapidly and through cyber attacks stolen or reverse-engineered large amounts of advanced American technology.

The Chinese strategy against the United States was outlined in a 1999 book by two People’s Liberation Army colonels called Unrestricted Warfare. The book called for using all forms of warfare—military, diplomatic, economic, financial, and even terrorism—to win wars.

The book “laid out the absolute road-map for how they intended to take over America, and they are in the process of doing everything they said they wanted to do in that treatise,” Boykin said.

Boykin said a counterintelligence briefing he received at the Pentagon revealed Chinese intelligence agencies had planted spies throughout the United States.

As I’ve suggested in the past, learn Mandarin. Or teach it to your children. They may need it to survive in the future.

Please Read This Book!

We’ve discussed the importance of American Betrayal here in the past, but JLH sends this reminder for those who have not yet read the book.

Please Read This Book!

by JLH

It’s the new McCarthyism! It’s a return to McCarthy!

I find this annoying but also amusing when I encounter it in the remarks of a left-leaning writer or politician. When I find it in the remarks of one of the many uninformed or oblivious as a parenthetical characterization, I am disappointed that there are so many of them.

But when I find it in the remarks of Republican members of Congress, or even in an essay in that most effective and informed conservative blog Breitbart, I vacillate between fury and the despair Kierkegaard referred to as “the sickness unto death.” How can it be that informed conservatives and constitutionalists are unaware of the serial vindication of Senator Joseph McCarthy — “Tailgunner Joe,” the presumptive creator of the “Red Scare”? And the REALITY of what he was uncovering when he was smeared and forced into a corner… the most memorable moment of which may have come in the Army-McCarthy hearings, when the army’s attorney Joseph Welch, reproached McCarthy for offering the information that a young man in Welch’s firm’s employ belonged to a suspect organization: “Have you no sense of decency, sir?” This cry of apparent outrage in defense of a member of his own team has become a shibboleth of McCarthy foes ever since, used as though it applied to everything he had done.

How can anyone not know of the work of the distinguished academic, M. Stanton Evans: Stalin’s Secret Agents and Blacklisted by History; or of Vladimir Bukovsky, author of To Build a Castle and co-founder of the Soviet dissident movement, and others. And if they were in fact ignorant of these and other figures who have offered a different perspective, how can they not know of Diana West’s 2013 book: American Betrayal: The Secret Assault On Our Nation’s Character.

Well, of course, it may be that “right-thinking” bookstore owners and librarians do not consider it fit for public display. The profit motive still works, though, as I found out when I ordered it through my local (need I say left-leaning, virtue-signaling) bookstore and, after reading it, donated it to my (ditto) library, because I knew they would not refuse a donation. For heaven’s sake, go find it in a public library, locate it on Amazon, just look it up online. But do not delay in finding and reading this meticulously annotated and devastating analysis of the McCarthy era, of the FDR administration, of everything you have not been told by all those who have an interest in keeping you ignorant and encouraging you to continue saying “McCarthyism” when you should be saying “socialism,” “elitism,” or “just plain damned ignorance.” So no one can say to you, “Have you no intelligence?”

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Islam Can’t Change and Won’t Change

The following essay by H. Numan was originally published in Dutch at E.J. Bron’s website, and has been translated into English by the author.

Islam can’t change and won’t change

by H. Numan

Most of the time I fully agree with Geert Wilders, but not all the time. In this case I think Wilders has very few options. In nearly every interview he points towards ‘bad’ mohammedans, and rightly so. He always says they have to adapt to our values and cultures. That’s where he goes wrong. It doesn’t happen. They don’t do it, and worse: they will not do it. I’m pretty sure Wilders knows that better than anyone else. But what can he say? Even though he is 100% correct, every judge in Holland or Europe would condemn him. For whatever reason they can think of.

Let’s start with the koran and Mr. Mo himself. All religions reason in circles; the worst offender by far is islam. The koran is the word of god, dictated by the angel Gabriel to Mohammed. Who is also appointed to be the last prophet ever. How do we know that? Mo said so. What’s the proof for that? It is written in the koran. In other words, the koran is proof for the veracity of the koran. Mo’s appointment as last prophet is quite important. Because all subsequent prophets, for example Joseph Smith (Mormonism) or Ron Hubbard (Scientology) are automatically false prophets. It’s written in the koran that God himself didn’t want to work with prophets after Mohammed. Therefore anyone claiming to be a prophet must be false.

The entire religion is set up so it cannot be changed. Normal books are mostly written in chronological order. Not the koran. The surahs are ordered by length. Those verses were revealed to Mo over a period of 23 years. Very often in dreams, when Mo was in bad need of divine backup. A great example are the Satanic verses:

Mo had taken Mecca, which at the time already was the Lourdes of Sandland. Allah existed, but wasn’t the one and only god yet. It was one of the many gods that could be worshiped — for a small fee, of course — there. The Meccanos made a handsome dirham out of this business. Mo’s order to abandon the entire business except for Allah didn’t sit very well with them. They politely asked the prophet to really think long about it, perhaps sleep on it. Give his command the next morning, not right now. Supposing tomorrow his command would stand? Well, not a problem. They would behead the prophet, so he could discuss it in person with the great god himself. Sweet dreams! In the night Gabriel appeared and told Mo that the order was false. Allah hadn’t given the order. It was Satan. Therefore, no worries. Business as usual.

We see this happen lot with Mo: Gabriel coming to the rescue in a dream. Polygamy was common in that area, but usually no more than 3-4 women. When questions were asked why Mo kept a whole herd he told them he was given permission. In a dream. Same story when people wondered if Aisha wasn’t a tad too young to marry: “Allah told me I could”. In a dream? “Of course in a dream! You didn’t think the supreme being would bother to visit his humble prophet in the flesh, do you? Oh, before I forget. Allah also gave permission only to me. You can’t marry toddlers. Only prophets can. And I’m the last one. Sorry about that.”

The ordering of the koran is also a mystery. At least to anyone who is not a mohammedan, that is. The ordering is not chronological, but by length of surahs. That’s not a coincidence. The friendly chapters (surahs) were written when Mo lived in Medina and tried to be friendly. He had to; at the time he didn’t hold absolute power. As Mo was anything but friendly, those are the shortest verses. That changed completely when Mo conquered Mecca. Friendliness went out of the window immediately.

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A Plea for Unity and Resistance Via a Musical Journey

Seneca III sends this special-purpose musical interlude to his fellow citizens in the British Isles.

A Plea for Unity and Resistance Via a Musical Journey

by Seneca III

These are change times, dangerous times, and as such ask of us many demanding questions. Foremost in my mind is our ethnic survival, and we will not survive if we continue as we are now, ideologically fragmented and disunited, pulling every different direction imaginable.

Thus, can we in this small, chill, windswept archipelago in the North Atlantic discard the burden of a turbulent past and put an end to ancient tribal differences, commit the memories of bloodshed and enmity into a well of deep quietude, cast aside the subliminal resonances of centuries of internecine conflict, centuries that made us who we are and what we are as people and, instead, turn now together to face off the latest threat and look onward to the next thousand years?

It is imperative that each and every one of us accept that our principal enemies are no longer internal; they are external, and they are here within us and around us in great numbers, bereft of all mercy and full of hatred for what we were in our prime and what they were not nor ever will be.

Are we to become the victims of our treacherous political classes and their bag carriers, of affluent suicidal altruism fed by a pointless guilt for what was the way of men then, now and ever shall be?

Somehow, we collectively made it together, albeit raggedly, through the yesteryears, so “Does not tomorrow deserve a chance as well?”

We could do it if we all pulled together and demonstrated yet again that barbarism and tyranny can never sustain unless enabled by those who would have it so in their own interests and those who would knowingly stand back and do nothing.

A Musical Journey — in order of national populations by size

England:

Scotland:

Eire:

Wales:

— Seneca III, somewhere in the middle, this 30th day of April 2019

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

Once Again: How Difficult Was it to Set Fire to the Ancient Oak Beams in Notre Dame?

Since last week’s disastrous fire at the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris there has been a lot of discussion about what could possibly have set those 800-year-old oak beams ablaze. The fire has been officially designated an accident, with several different theories advanced about how it might have started.

In the following video, a German craftsman who works in wood tries a series of experiments in an attempt to set a very old oak beam on fire. It’s not as venerable as those formerly in the cathedral of Notre Dame — a mere 250 years old or thereabouts — but it’s very hard and dry, and proves intractably resistant to ignition.

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

As a reminder of the significance of this issue, here is last week’s video of a discussion about those ancient oak beams, featuring the retired architect-in-chief at Notre Dame:

Video transcript #1:

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Islam’s Sex Slaves in Britain

This article by Michael Copeland was first published at LibertyGB in July 2013. Since then there has been news coverage of dozens of Yazidi sex slaves in Iraq, of 276 Christian Nigerian girls abducted by night from boarding school to be sex slaves for Boko Haram, and a stream of further scandals in the UK of entrapment of underage English girls for marketing in muslim sex-slave networks.

Islam’s Sex Slaves in Britain

by Michael Copeland

The media term ‘Asian grooming’ is libellous, misleading, and inaccurate. It gratuitously slanders the Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Indian Hindu, Indian Sikh, Thai Buddhist, and many other Asian peoples. The term ‘grooming’ is misleading: to many it concerns men’s hairdressing. The principal complaint, though, is that it is inaccurate. The phenomenon is not Asian but Muslim. It is Islamic sex-slave-taking.

Islam has never abolished slavery: rules of Sharia law govern it. Islam authorises the taking of slaves: the Koran calls them “what your right hand possesses” (4:24). No Islamic state has signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which outlaws slavery. Instead, they have their own Cairo Declaration of Human Rights, which subordinates every provision to Sharia Law. Slavery, even though nominally made illegal by man-made statute, is in use today in several Islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia, Mali, Sudan and even Egypt, because Sharia overrides “man-made” law. A Christian charity works in Africa buying slaves’ freedom. This liberates some, but it does not, in fact, discourage the kidnapping, as it provides a ready sale.

Sex slaves are a significant feature of slavery. “When I want a sex slave”, says Egyptian Salafi sheikh Huwayni, “I go to the market and choose the woman I like and purchase her.” (Translating Jihad, 11 June 2011) Film footage from the 1960s of Arab Muslims purchasing African slaves can be seen on the Internet. The Koran authorises sex slaves: “lawful unto you are … what your right hand possesses.” (4:24) The text does say “what”, not “whom”: slaves and women are chattels, like domestic animals. Sharia law is seventh-century. Unchanged, it is held to be unchangeable. There has never been a reformation.

In Islamic teaching all non-Muslim countries are Dar al Harb, the ‘Realm of War’: “Britain has always been Dar al Harb,” Anjem Choudary assured the BBC. “Allah is an enemy to unbelievers,” says Koran 2:98, which means that Muslims must be, too. In any such realm of war the soldiers of Allah, the jihadis, are entitled to take slaves from the non-Muslim enemy, the kuffar: Sheikh Saad al-Buraik exhorted his listeners:

Their women are yours to take, legitimately. God made them yours. Why don’t you enslave their women?

Sheikh Huwayni confirms the law (Translating Jihad, 11 June 2011):

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The Nihilism of Emmanuel Macron

The following video by Maxime Lépante juxtaposes the Notre Dame fire with a couple of clips of President Emmanuel “Toy Boy” Macron denying the existence of French art and culture.

When I first heard Mr. Macron’s words, they seemed familiar, and I eventually recalled what they reminded me of — Mona Sahlin, at that time an MP for the Social Democrats in Sweden, speaking to a Turkish youth organization in 2002:

I cannot figure out what Swedish culture is. I think that’s what makes many Swedes jealous of immigrant groups. You have a culture, an identity, a history, something that brings you together. And what do we have? We have Midsummer’s Eve and such silly things.

As an alternative label for Mr. Macron’s and Ms. Sahlin’s nihilistic sentiments, Dymphna coined a new word: “Erasism”.

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

Video transcript:

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