You’re Nothing But a Pack of Cards!

Off with her head!’ the Queen shouted at the top of her voice. Nobody moved.

‘Who cares for you?’ said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) ‘You’re nothing but a pack of cards!’

— Lewis Carroll, from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

In case you’ve been traversing the Antarctic, and have been without an Internet connection for the last few days, Donald Trump has caused a new uproar in the media and among the chatterati. His latest offense was to tell the “Squad” (four communist congressbabes: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley) that if they hate America so much, they should just get on back to where they came from.

Progressive apoplexy ensued. Even though it was obvious that Mr. Trump had directed his remarks specifically towards the non-native Ilhan Omar, the media went into high dudgeon on behalf of all four “women of color” — as if Occasional Cortex were any more colored than I am.

Further details would be tedious and are not worth listing here. If you’re interested, and can stomach these Progressive outlets, here’s the media’s take on Donald Trump’s latest demonstration of “racism”:

Among the non-Woke, opinion is divided on the effectiveness of the president’s latest sally against the socialist Multicults.

In favor of Mr. Trump: He is forcing Nancy Pelosi to give full support to the four congressgendernonbinaries she had just tried to distance herself from. Last week they were anathema to the Speaker of the House; this week they are victims of racist abuse. The president has driven Ms. Pelosi into a corner where she has no choice but to embrace the four people she knows are destroying the Democrats’ chances of holding onto the House next year.

Against Mr. Trump: The president has played into the hands of those who label him a “racist”. He will alienate those undecided voters who might otherwise be leaning towards the Republicans.

Regardless of whether he is pursuing a winning or losing strategy — only time will tell — Mr. Trump is obviously following my advice and refusing to play the game. The huge furor over his first tweets about the Squad did not deter him in the slightest — the day after his initial tweets he doubled down on his theme, elaborating on the Squad’s hatred of America. He’s not at all concerned about being called a “racist”.

In other words, he declined to play the game — the currently accepted, universal Progressive game of forcing non-Progressives to backpedal and try to prove to the world that they do not deserve to be called “racists”.

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“If We Don’t Speak Now”

“If we don’t speak now”

by Tabitha Korol

“Speak now or forever hold your peace” is based upon the marriage liturgy of the Christians’ Book of Common Prayer. Today it may refer to our self-monitoring for the irrational fear of not being politically correct.

After reading my essay, “An Assumption of Dignity” on the Internet, a reader commented, “I circulated it to our editorial board who found it very moving. However, based entirely on the reality of it not being ‘politically correct,’ I am recommending that it will not be posted on our educational site. That said, given its compelling nature, I will circulate it privately and selectively.”

This poignant communication appears to be from an academic, in a corporate or military milieu, who wants to share it but is constrained by a fear of being classified “intolerant”. In years past, he’d have thought nothing about forwarding and posting the article with his observations on said educational site. Today, in this post-Obama era, he is threatened by the vitriol that would explode were he to dispatch ideas antithetical to those of people who set the political agenda, intimidated by the possibilities that harm would come to his family, and concerned that he could be summarily dismissed from his position if the first two and harassed if the third.

Although our First Amendment remains unchanged, with its protections extended to all individuals in the United States, the writer nevertheless reasoned that sharing information contradictory to the views of the ruling class could offend and must be done surreptitiously and with extreme caution. He is judicious and self-monitoring, but feeling defenseless in his isolated position; he is slowly conforming to “the plan.” Guarded, he is gradually growing fearful of and more submissive to those in power.

The purveyors of hate-speech accusations work to divide us into groups based on their immutable features — race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, family breakdown, and views on innumerable subjects. They have always existed in history but are far more forcefully promoted by those who now hold sway over our schools, government, and the workplace. When these were still insufficient to more completely affect our massive population, the ruling class devised issues for additional divisiveness — climate, abortion and post-partum infanticide, American monuments and symbols, slavery and LGBTQ reparations, a unique foreign invasion, and so many more. And when our young adults leave the schools to join the mainstream of American life, they will take with them not only their learned prejudices, but also their ways of stifling the free speech of others who would dare to disagree.

The left has worked doggedly to insert their values into our lives, and because they use compassion as their tactic, traditional Americans failed to see that the compassion was highly selective. Compassion for the mother is denied the unborn child; compassion for the gender-confused is denied the healthy heterosexual; compassion for the Muslim newcomer is denied the indigenous Christian and Jew. We have even witnessed the compassion shown more for the criminal than for his victim in a court of law.

This selective compassion is denied our President, a man who serves his country selflessly, even donating his paychecks to worthy causes. Why does the Left rant about President Trump, insult his every sentence, mannerism, activity? For one thing, it serves to comfort the Left, to keep them engaged with trivia to dodge the discomfort of acknowledging his triumphs. For another, and perhaps the crux of the issue, is that when they cannot suppress his speech, they can still suppress what they hear. They impose their will on others by censoring what’s available to the public, such as on Google, Facebook and Twitter, and discredit the rest. The Shangri La for the left is when society is so controlled that it becomes self-censoring. We are almost there.

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Woman Gang-Raped by “Germans” on Mallorca

An 18-year-old holidaymaker on the island of Mallorca was raped by four men whom German media identify as “Germans”. If they’d been Swedes or Russians living in Germany, they’d be identified as “Swedish-Germans” or “Russian-Germans” — they would have received an ethnic hyphen. But since they’re Turks, they’re just called “Germans”. When an alert reader sees the swarthy faces of the punks, or their first names — Serhat, Azad, Yakub and Baran — it becomes obvious that they’re Turks.

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

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Ann Widdecomb Tells the BBC to Get Stuffed

Or words to that effect.

Yesterday I posted a brief clip of Ann Widdecomb’s remarks on the floor of the European Parliament. Ms. Widdecomb represents Southwest England for the Brexit Party, and stated forthrightly in her speech her reasons for being glad that the UK will be leaving the European Union.

The woke mandarins who run the BBC were appalled by Ms. Widdecomb’s doubleplus ungood statements, and invited her to be interviewed so they could revile her in an appropriate fashion. They sent the cutest and most clueless airheaded blond SJW in their stable (can I say that, or is it equinophobia?) to do the job. The interviewer stuck to the script, but in my opinion she got dumped out of her saddle and dragged by the stirrups down the steep and rocky hillside of Ms. Widdecomb’s rhetoric.

I hope we see a lot more of this admirable woman:

Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.

The Sea-Watch 3: Pro and Con

As everybody knows by now, the migrant-ferry vessel Sea-Watch 3 recently attempted to run the blockade at the port of Lampedusa. Its trustafarian captain, Carola Rackete (whom some wag has dubbed “The Sea Witch”), and her crew were detained by Italian authorities. Ms. Rackete is now under house arrest in Sicily.

Below are three German videos about the events in Lampedusa. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

The first video is essentially state-sponsored propaganda, as retailed by German TV. Carola Rackete is a heroine. The Italians are backwards and reactionary. And the president of the German Federal Republic reminds the Italians that they are subordinate to the Berlin-Paris Axis, and must do as they are told.

Gottfried Curio of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) does merit a brief sound bite in this clip. However, the government’s official line on the situation dominates the Narrative:

In the second video, a vlogger named Henryk Stöckl analyzes the events in the harbor at Lampedusa and draws conclusions that run contrary to the official line. I don’t know why Mr. Stöckl hasn’t received a minatory visit from the Stasi Bundespolizei, but for some reason he remains at large:

The third video features Beatrix von Storch, the deputy leader of the AfD. Ms. Von Storch is marginally less likely than Mr. Stöckl to be arrested for her opinions — only marginally — because she is a sitting member of the Bundestag:

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Dirty Business up in Portland

Below is Mark Steyn’s take on the Antifa-generated street violence in Portland last weekend. He includes a useful portmanteau word to describe the self-appointed arbiters of public ideology: “Klantifa”. I looked the neologism up, and it was evidently coined sometime last summer, but I’d never heard it before.

The Antifa groups (which were all but non-existent in the USA before the election of Donald Trump) are the enforcers of the Democrat party line in major American cities. The cities are run by the Democrat political establishment, which approves of Antifa’s choice of targets. The police stand down because the mayors order them to stand down and let their pet street thugs bash the fash. The Antifa bully boys are ostensibly independent of any party or government or political organization, which provides the plausible deniability that the pols require. The city fathers can then wring their hands and deplore the “violence”, as if it were a natural disaster, like a flood or a tornado:

Portlantifa

My 2014 book The [Un]documented Mark Steyn includes this prescient quotation from a decade earlier:

‘The lofty idea of ‘the war on racism’ is gradually turning into a hideously false ideology,’ the French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut said in 2005. ‘And this anti-racism will be for the 21st century what Communism was for the 20th century: a source of violence.’

Indeed. One is also mindful of a famous aperçu by Ennio Flaiano, the Italian screenwriter who gave us La Dolce Vita and Nights of Cabiria:

In Italia i fascisti si dividono in due categorie : i fascisti e gli antifascisti

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“In Italy the fascists are divided into two categories: the fascists and the anti-fascists.” In America the division is a little more lop-sided: There is no organized fascist movement except for the so-called anti-fascist movement: Antifa wear uniforms and masks on the streets of American cities and perpetrate violence with the support and connivance of powerful Democrat politicians and their hideously politicized police departments.

The consent of the latter is especially important: in the Democrats’ northern fiefdoms the cops increasingly behave as they did in the party’s old southern fiefdoms — they’re there not to keep the peace but to ensure that their buddies in the Klan — whoops, sorry, I mean Klantifa — get to give the designated “troublemakers” a bloody good hiding. Thus in Portland, Oregon the police stood by and let Antifa beat the crap out of reporter Andy Ngo, steal thousands of dollars’ worth of his equipment, and put him in hospital with a brain hemorrhage. But that’s just policing as usual in a corrupt municipality increasingly without the law. As Democrat Mayor and Police Commissioner Ted Wheeler put it last year, after his officers again sat back and watched as Antifa blocked streets and threatened and intimidated drivers:

I was appalled by what I saw in the video, but I support the Portland Police Bureau’s decision not to intervene.

They’re getting so good at “not intervening” it might be easier for the city simply to lay them off and contract out all “law enforcement” to Antifa.

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The Sea-Watch 3: A German Perspective

The video below is an appropriate follow-up to the previous post, which featured Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini discussing the Sea-Watch 3, a migrant-ferry vessel captained by a German woman that attempted to run the Italian blockade at the port of Lampedusa.

I’m especially impressed by the calm, objective reporting by the television reporter, as exemplified by his description of Mr. Salvini as “a loud-mouthed right-wing populist”.

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

The report below from Politically Incorrect (also translated by MissPiggy) analyzes the above video and asks some pertinent questions about it:

What is the current role of the German press in human trafficking?

This past Thursday, the Sea-Watch 3 invaded Italian territorial waters, contrary to an explicit ban by the country’s government. The German professional tugboat captain Carola Rackete, now in Italian custody, had taken in “42 refugees rescued from distress at sea” off the Libyan coast to present herself to the world as a noble saviour. For this she needed a port of destination (or maybe not), but all European countries had refused her up until then. You read correctly: every European country, not only naughty Italy.

So on June 27th, with a grandstanding pose in front of the camera (0:21 min) she announces that she will enter the port of Lampedusa: “I will proceed into the port. Be informed! I will proceed into the port. Over.”

That’s just what a noble person from Germany does, who wants to serve as a role model for the world. The cameras for the show were provided by NDR [German taxpayer-funded TV], which was “embedded” on the Sea-Watch with two journalists. Why were they there, and since when? Just two of several questions that the critical observer has to ask himself. The NDR journalists had reported this previously from the Sea-Watch entering the Italian port:

From reporter Jonas Schreieck:

After pictures showing the unfortunate condition of the poor “refugees” (0:33 min), Schreieck says that the mood is tense, that nearby Lampedusa is, “only a stone’s throw away”, “was a glimmer of hope for the rescued”, but alas now the police are on board. Then the presenter of the programme adds that the Italian Minister of the Interior (Salvini) is known as a “loud-mouthed right-wing populist” and gave a speech full of rage.

The second reporter Nadia Kailouili in the video from June 27 2019 (from 0:31 min) says:

“Yes, the captain went into the territorial waters of Italy yesterday. She has had rescued people on board for more than 15 days now and since then has not received any promise from a European port to take the people to safety.” Kailouili also describes the contact with the Italian authorities as a deplorable condition of the poor “refugees”.

As you can see, the establishment’s reporting is right in line with Merkel’s state doctrine, no critical questions. However, we at PI News, as a non-mainstream news blog would have, liked to have an answer to the following questions:

1.   For how long have NDR journalists been at Sea-Watch? For how long was the stay planned, how long was it actually?
2.   Were they only there as a couple or with other employees (camera, sound) on board? How many in total?
3.   What was the reason that the NDR employees went on board?
4.   Were the circumstances of the “rescue” questioned (position of the damaged boat, why it became unseaworthy, cooperation of Sea-Watch with the human trafficking mafia)? If so, when will it be reported?
5.   Is/was the NDR aware that Interior Minister Salvini would probably have allowed the refugees ashore immediately if other European countries had agreed to accept them?
6.   How did the NDR journalists get onboard (helicopter, ship)?
7.   What was the cost of the transfer of the NDR team to Italy, and from there to the ship, as well as the entire stay (approximate information)?
 

We kindly ask the NDR to answer these questions. As usual, we will publish the answer unchanged and unabridged. But since we know that transparency and openness are not the strength of the NDR, we rather expect that the NDR will not answer us. Of course, the broadcaster knows about this article, because the employees regularly read along on our website. Furthermore, with the publication of this article, we also sent an email with the link to the NDR.

In addition, we would like to ask our readers to address some of the questions to the NDR in a slightly modified form. Should you receive an answer, we will be happy to publish it at PI News.

Contact Information:

Norddeutscher Rundfunk
Lutz Marmor (Intendant)
Rothenbaumchaussee 132
20149 Hamburg
Tel. 00 49 (040) 4156 – 0
Fax 00 49 (040) 44 76 02
E-Mail: ndr@ndr.de

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Are Twitter’s Shareholders the Arbiters of Free Speech in the Netherlands?

That’s what Martin Bosma asks during what seems to be a parliamentary committee hearing (I’m not sure exactly what it was; our Dutch readers can tell us). The incident that prompted the discussion was the suspension of Geert Wilders from Twitter due to his tweet about immigration.

Mr. Bosma is a member of Mr. Wilders’ party, the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV). However, what is surprising in this instance is that that Jan Middendorp, a representative of a rival party, the VVD, is in broad agreement with the PVV on the issue.

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

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People-Smugglers Busted and Brought to Sicily

The Italian government is really cracking down on the trafficking of migrants from Libya across the Mediterranean. Not only are they denying entry to the NGO migrant-ferries, they are intercepting and arresting the people-smugglers before they can return to Libya.

This “hardline” (as the media describe it) policy is guaranteed to inflame the Puir Wee Bairn Syndrome among the media and the chatterati, who treat every migrant as if he were a child, never mind the fact that he has a receding hairline and a full beard. They are adamant that not a single hair on his itty-bitty head be harmed.

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini seems immune to the syndrome, fortunately. He’s doing what needs to be done, which is what the voters elected him to do.

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

Below are excerpts from three articles (hat tips to Insubria and Reader From Chicago) about a related case, that of the Sea-Watch 3, a vessel which flies a Dutch flag and is owned by a German NGO.

First, from ANSA:

Dutch Should Intervene on Sea-Watch Salvini Tells Conte

UNHCR urges Italy to let rescued migrants land on Lampedusa

(ANSA) — Rome, June 21 — Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Friday wrote to Premier Giuseppe Conte reiterating his ‘closed ports’ policy and saying that the Netherlands should deal with the Sea-Watch 3, which has been stuck in international waters south of Lampedusa for nine days with 43 rescued migrants aboard.

Salvini, who is also deputy premier and leader of the anti-migrant League party, said “a fresh energetic initiative of sensibilisation” was needed towards the Netherlands, given that the ship, which is run by a German NGO, flies a Dutch flag.

Meanwhile the UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, again urged Italy to let the Sea-Watch migrants land on Lampedusa.

“These desperate people must be disembarked, it is an obligation sanctioned by international norms,” said UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch.

“Italy has a responsibility to let these people land,” said Baloch.

“None of them must return”, he said, to war-torn Libya which has no internationally recognised ports of safety.

Salvini has vowed that “none of them will land in Italy”.

He reiterated Friday, after the UNHCR appeal, that “the interior ministry decides who gets into Italy”.

From France24:

Italy Holds Netherlands, EU ‘Responsible’ For Migrant Boat

Italy’s hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini said he would hold the Netherlands and the European Union “responsible” for the fate of 42 migrants that Rome has blocked from disembarking at Italian ports for over a week.

The Dutch-flagged rescue boat Sea-Watch 3 has been stuck in the Mediterranean since rescuing 53 migrants drifting in an inflatable raft off the coast of Libya on June 12.

And again, from ANSA:

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Cyberattack on Iran

President Trump ordered a cyberattack yesterday on Iranian military systems. This is interesting news for three reasons:

1.   It avoids the media frenzy that would have erupted after a missile strike. CNN reporters would have stood next to piles of smoking rubble and interviewed wailing Iranian women about the death of their puir wee bairns. It’s harder to gin up public outrage over the disabling of a puir wee server farm.

In terms of military effectiveness, I don’t know which is preferable, the missile strike or the cyberattack. However, in terms of the Information War — which is largely what this is — the cyberattack is a better move.

2.   This is not the response the military-industrial complex would have preferred. They don’t have much skin in cyberattacks. They want to see expensive physical assets employed so that expensive replacements must be procured by the Pentagon. They want to be able to test their weapons systems under real-life battlefield conditions. This did not meet their needs at all.
3.   A number of years (maybe even more than a decade) ago, it was rumored that the Israelis and the Russians had collaborated to make sure all of Iran’s military computer systems were infected by malware, so that a cyberattack could be launched by either country whenever it became necessary. I don’t remember the source for the story, but it was more credible than DEBKA.

The Russians have been enabling the Iranian nuclear program, which under normal circumstances wouldn’t make any sense, given the proximity of Iran to the southern border of Russia. However, if they’ve ensured that all the Iranian systems are reliably booby-trapped, they can make a lot of money by supplying Iran with technical expertise, and then disable everything if it becomes a threat to them.

Below are excerpts from an article in The Washington Times:

U.S. cyberattack strikes Iran’s military computers

The U.S. launched a sweeping cyberattack against the Iranian military last week in direct response to Iran’s downing of an American surveillance drone, U.S. officials told the Associated Press over the weekend, confirming that President Trump personally approved the retaliatory measures.

The response was aimed at Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a branch of the nation’s military that the White House officially labeled a terrorist organization earlier this year. The cyberattack targeted computer systems that control the Corps’ rocket and missile launchers, administration officials said.

Yahoo News first reported the strike over the weekend.

The cyberattack was presented to the president as one of several options following last week’s incident in which Iran shot down a U.S. drone over the Strait of Hormuz. While no Americans were abroad the aircraft, the shoot-down still added more fuel to growing military tensions between the two sides and brought Mr. Trump to the brink of ordering airstrikes against Iranian targets.

Also, here’s an article about the attack from CBS News, but I haven’t really looked at it yet.

The False Narrative of a “Manhunt” in Chemnitz

Last August three young men were attacked by culture-enrichers in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, and one of the victims later died. There were mass demonstrations in response the following week. An antifa group used a brief video of a confrontation that took place during the demos, and mischaracterized what happened in it, claiming that it showed a “manhunt” of foreigners by right-wing extremists. The media eagerly ran with the story — the arbiters of German politics and culture are Wessis, and are always ready to look down on Ossis as backward racists.

The government took its cue from the media. Even Chancellor Merkel chimed in to condemn the “manhunt” in Chemnitz. When the president of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Hans Georg Maaßen, said that the intelligence services had no indication that any such manhunts had occurred, he was pressured into resigning his position.

Now, almost ten months later, the government of Angela Merkel has finally admitted that it got its information from the mainstream media, and had never done any actual investigation of the allegations about a “manhunt” in Chemnitz.

So at last there is a clear chain of custody for the false narrative about what happened in Chemnitz: It was manufactured by a far-left antifa group, accepted and amplified uncritically by the mainstream media, and then adopted equally uncritically by the federal government of Germany. A member of the government whose sense of integrity required that he tell the truth was forced out of his office, and the government officially stonewalled any questions about the narrative for many months afterwards.

The two videos below concern the eventual debunking of the Chemnitz narrative. The first shows a brief speech in the Bundestag by Ulrich Oehme, who represents Saxony for the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany). Mr. Oehme draws the chamber’s attention to the government’s deliberate propagation of the false narrative on Chemnitz, and demands that Angela Merkel step down as chancellor.

The second video is a report by Epoch Times that gives a detailed description and a timeline of events between August 2018 and June 2019.

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

Video 1: Dr. Merkel, Step Down!

Video 2: A Timeline of the False Narrative

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Stoking Herkimer

When I turned eleven I graduated from the Cub Scouts and moved up into the Boy Scouts. We lived in the southern suburbs of Baltimore at the time, and every year our troop spent a week at a BSA camp in northeastern Maryland. A week of intense heat, mosquitoes, swimming, shooting, nature study — anyone who’s been in the Boy Scouts knows the drill.

Our campsite was medium-level when it came to fixtures and conveniences. In the more primitive sites, the scouts had to dig their own latrines and cook over a campfire. In the more swanky sites there was a little electrified building with a kitchen and a dining room, and not far away a modern latrine building.

Our site was in between. We had a latrine building of sorts, and a big canopy tent with picnic tables and a propane stove for a dining hall. And for hot water we had Herkimer.

Herkimer was a massive thick-walled cylindrical tank that we used as a water boiler. It sat over a fire on four big cinderblocks, and was fed by a water pipe from a well that served all the campsites in the area. I don’t know why it was called Herkimer — for some mysterious reason, that was the boiler’s name.

Herkimer had to be fired up before every meal, because the metal trays we used as plates had to be washed in very hot water. Our troop leaders explained the need for rigorous food hygiene, remarking that a failure to run those trays through boiling water would cause the troop to come down with diarrhea — which at scout camp was not a pleasant experience, even with a latrine building less than a hundred yards away.

So three times a day Herkimer was ravenous for wood. The camp management delivered a load of junk wood every morning that could be used for the fire, but it was never quite enough. We Boy Scouts would be sent out into the woods (which our campsite was in the middle of) to fetch whatever additional wood we could find. We weren’t allowed to cut living trees, but we could take down small dead ones, pick up deadfalls, and gather whatever else we could find. We broke up discarded packing cases and threw in big thick hunks of cardboard. Anything that would burn was fair game — I remember using a shovel to root out a large stump and break it up to stoke Herkimer.

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Herkimer came to mind recently when I was contemplating the enormous political and cultural upheavals that are characteristic of our time.

Let’s take a look at the running of that big old water boiler as a process. We could break it down into three parts:

1.   The objective. The purpose of Herkimer was to generate sufficient quantities of boiling water to achieve culinary hygiene. One might devise other schemes for reaching the same objective, but at that particular place and time, a large metal tank with water piped into it and a fire underneath comprised the established system.
2.   The method. One opened the valve to let water into the tank and ignited the fuel underneath. Thermodynamics took care of the rest.
3.   Praxis. Two major components were required for operation, water and fuel. The former was taken care of by a well and a pump. For the latter a horde of grubby Boy Scouts was required. Again, one can imagine other schemes to achieve the same goal — paying top dollar for truckloads of charcoal briquettes to be hauled in, for example. But scrounging for junk wood was the chosen procedure.
 

There’s a socio-political Herkimer currently operating in Western Civilization. We’ve all observed the continuous onslaught against established religion, traditional customs, and cultural institutions that have been built up over the course of more than a thousand years. New rules and practices that would have been unimaginable a generation or two ago are being forced upon a populace that never desired or requested them. I’ll give some specific examples later on in this essay.

This destructive process is painfully visible in its innumerable manifestations, but teasing out the various strands of its three components is a tricky business. Nevertheless, we’ll give it a try.

1. The objective

What is the purpose of all this unpopular cultural coercion? The ostensible reasons — “human rights”, “diversity”, “social justice”, and so on — are obviously only the cover story. The real purpose is generally occluded, and can only be deduced by observing its myriad manifestations within our society.

The apparent goal of all these actions is lysis: the breaking down of long-established social structures. Lytic agents are being deployed throughout society to dissolve cultural membranes and connective tissue.

In the case of Herkimer, the overseers of the process — the camp management and our troop leaders — established the goal. The overseers of our societal Herkimer are of necessity less obvious. They are commonly labeled “globalists”, but a more accurate term might be “global socialists”, since socialism has always been a major component of the one-world utopias conceived by the visionaries of the blood-soaked century that preceded this one.

A new world is being built, and all the components of the old one must be disassembled before the new order can be constructed. That’s what the cultural Herkimer is for.

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Diana West: “The Victors in America Were the Communists”

In her latest book, The Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy, Diana West investigates the Communist influences on various players in the “SpyGate” and “Russian collusion” conspiracies that aimed to take down Donald Trump. The focus on the Red Thread has reopened discussion of the issues discussed in her earlier book, American Betrayal, which caused so much controversy back in 2013 by daring to question the hagiography surrounding Saint FDR.

Concerning the video below, Ms. West says:

There is something so timely about this 2013 interview with Erick Stakelbeck, an excellent interviewer, that I decided to repost it. The topic is my then-new book American Betrayal, but the conversation is all about the introduction of socialism and subversion into the US government, which soon flourished as “the Swamp.”

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for re-uploading this video:

The Origins of “Operation Ibiza”

Based on the following investigative article, the setup of Heinz-Christian Strache in Ibiza was a freelance project that finally found a buyer just before the European Parliamentary elections.

Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff tells us that:

This is currently the definitive account of what really happened. Strache has in the meantime filed a police complaint in Germany against five people.

He is also mulling over his decision whether to become an MEP following his election to the European Parliament with 44,000 votes!

Many thanks to JLH for translating this article from EU-Infothek:

Ibiza Connection — The Whole, Unique, Incredible Story

May 27, 2019

EU-Infothek first reported on this matter on May 20, 2019. A few days later EU-Infothek was first to reveal the puppet-masters, namely the Vienna Attorney Ramin Mirfakhrai and the detective Julian Hessenthaler.

On account of media pressure arising from these revelations, one of those involved in the early phase of producing this video contacted channel 24 and confirmed the EU-Infothek reports, especially the identity of the attorney and the detective.

The broad media coverage in Austria and Germany brought EU-Infothek several thousands of communications daily, including some interesting pointers. As already reported on May 24th, one insider contacted us and promised further details.

Just as ZDF [Second German Television] was packing up their camera after an interview with EU-Infothek, one of the most important figures in the affair phoned us in answer to our public request for information. This developed into a first and, in retrospect, somewhat humorous contact and dialogue.

Insider: So What do you want from me?

EU-Infothek: Credible information that you met yesterday in Munich with a representative of one of the largest media companies in Germany, which also publishes a newsmagazine. That you asked €300,000 for further information.

Insider: Correct.

That was the beginning of a wonderful information chain

This obviously honest reaction led to an hours-long personal conversation near the German border with two of the most important persons from inner security circles, who had participated in the sale of the video. Here is the whole story as credibly told by insiders.

Until sometime around the turn of the year 2014/2015, more than a dozen security people from Austria, Germany and the Balkans, from a joint firm, were working very successfully with prestigious international concerns. They solved problems connected with cigarette smuggling, corrupt practices in awarding commissions, etc. However, they were then implicated in a big industrial espionage scandal involving an internationally active Upper Austrian industrial enterprise. After the scandal leaked out, the security firm lost all business from well-known firms. After millions in earnings, bankruptcy was imminent.

One of the partners in the security firm, Mr. Sascha Wandl, has to appear in circuit court in Krems at the end of July to answer a charge of libel. A witness in this trial is the now familiar detective Julian Hessenthaler. In the criminal trial in Austria, all charges against the industrial enterprise and all others involved were dropped.

Sascha Wandl lost his nerve and, in a 15-page exhaustive confession/self-indictment through Mag. Sebastian Lesigang, identified all the participants and their activities to authorities, thereby making himself some “friends for life.”

The Business Model

During the years from 2015 to 2017, the hard core of experienced mercenaries together with attorney Ramin Mirfakhrai of the security firm came to the conclusion that it was necessary to develop and implement a new business model. The problem of a political party or a company would be addressed, and the “solution” produced. The finished product would then be offered for sale to the political group or party.

In 2017, several circumstances coincided favorably for the implementation of the business idea of the four security musketeers. One member of a security detail who was very close to H. C Strache found himself compelled to volunteer to Mirfakhrai running commentary on the habits, comments, preferences, weaknesses and contacts of his highly-placed boss. Without having to pay for it, the attorney learned in precise detail everything about Strache and his intimate environment. 24/7.

The second fortuitous circumstance was that the Strache intimate and friend Mag. Johann Gudenus (aristocratic bloodline, graduate in law of the Moscow Diplomatic University) inherited a forest property with private hunting rights in Krems Valley, ca. 20 kilometers north of Krems.

An attractive Serbian-born female real estate agent, who was personally acquainted with the Gudenus family, spoke to him about commissioning her to sell the estate. EU-Infothek reported on it. An information center was established in the office of the Viennese attorney: 24-hour reports on Strache, personal contact to Gudenus through the property sale. The attorney and his friends from security made use of the information and the contacts. The idea was rapidly conceived to feed this fresh information on Strache (at that time, FPÖ [Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs, Austrian Freedom Party] party leader and member of parliament, but not vice chancellor) into one common comprehensible document/video.

The business model was implemented, as reported by EU-Infothek.

A recent rumor that Gudenus received €200,000 from the alleged niece of a Russian oligarch as down-payment on the property is just a rumor and not supported by any facts.

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