Children, Parents, and Grandparents

Ava Lon, who normally translates German, French, and Polish for us, contributes occasional essays for Gates of Vienna. Below is her meditation on the different roles played by parents, grandparents, and other relatives in the raising of children.

Children, Parents, and Grandparents

by Ava Lon

The subject of childless Europeans keeps coming up, in reference to the high fertility of the Muslim invaders.

Thinking about this issue led me to the conclusion that cultures (and I don’t say “civilizations” for obvious reasons) that have close-knit families have a strong advantage over the West. Grandmas, sisters, cousins, aunties, make having more children simply easier for a woman: they (her family members) can help with cooking with cleaning; they can babysit when she’s seeing a doctor, or spending an afternoon with a girlfriend. Add to that the fact that in those countries, having a cleaning lady is possible even for families with modest revenues, because it’s really cheap, and you have the one of the important answers of why Western females don’t procreate. One of the answers. Not the only one.

Don’t forget that being a mother is a 24/7 job. Women do need to take a break from that, like any other human needs a break from any other job. I went through this as a young woman: without the help of a husband (who was working long hours already and two jobs at one point, so I don’t blame him), without the support of friends and families (neither my mom nor my mother-in-law were reliable helpers), one is simply very, very lonely and very, very tired. I wanted more than two children and I had to earn each of them (staying in bed for nine months every time so I wouldn’t lose them. Even so, the first time around I did, and it is still hard, years later).

And yes, I am telling you how a mother feels when she has help, instead of telling you about all she should give to her children. You know how it works: mom happy, everybody happy; and like on a plane, in case of an emergency: before you give the oxygen mask to your child, take one yourself.

If you think it sounds like a truism, think twice. It is obviously a very important factor, not having guilt-free family support, not having to pay for a baby sitter, and not being able to come home a little later, for whatever reason. It is great to come home after an afternoon of errands and find your children happily playing under the supervision of your mother, or your mother-in-law, or your sister or you aunt or all of the above. It is great to simply be able to take a shower without having someone knocking at the door of your bathroom, yelling and crying. It is wonderful to be able to take a nap, after taking care of a crying baby for a number of nights, or breastfeeding. It is something that makes you want to have more children: you just CAN imagine, that you can do it, because you know this family members want those kids as much as you want them. They will take their time and appreciate it, because those kids are perpetuating their, genes too. They make life worth living; they give life a sense of purpose.

It certainly was the case with both of my grandmothers, who willingly gave some of their time to take care of me and my cousins on both sides of the family. The best kindergarten in the world cannot replace a devout grandmother or grandfather, because children should be raised by grown-ups, and not by other children. Don’t get me wrong; kindergartens have their place society as well, not the least because some mothers have no choice; and I command them for having children, despite not having any decent support.

I am actually blaming the idea of insurance and retirement funds for that development , believe it or not. My mom or my in-laws never had to please us (my husband and me), so we would take care of them later, so we would help them in illness and old age (not that I wouldn’t do it anyway). Therefore they never felt the need, the urge, the duty, the INSTINCT of supporting their children, their grand children, their genes, their legacy.

So if you tell me that European women are lazy or selfish I’ll tell you that some really are, and that many bought the feminist narrative (about being the victims of men, and the necessity of self-affirmation by the lack of progeny). But I’ll tell you who the really lazy, selfish people are: it’s the people from the generation of my mother and from mine who couldn’t wait to retire and have fun, somewhere on a beach for the rest of their lives. I met a number of them. And yes, they worked hard, and it’s their money, and what am I talking about? But the result is very visible, because absent grandparents are extremely contraceptive.

You can look at just the next ten or twenty years of your life, and then not care about the rest, or you can make an effort and first imagine that you grandchildren will actually live way beyond your life. What world are you leaving behind? What have you done for them that was done for you? You weren’t living in a void, either; I’ll bet your parents and grandparents worked all their lives and cared about future generations more than about the next beach and golf course.

My mom didn’t, and my in-laws didn’t, when I was expecting, and was on a serious bed rest. So we had to hire someone to help, although my well-off mother-in-law lived just around the corner. And it wasn’t just me: most of my friends couldn’t count on their parents where their children were concerned. How many times have I heard that a girlfriend wished for more than one or two kids, but simply had no support from her family, except at Christmas?

I don’t say grandparents are perfect caregivers: parents aren’t; nobody is. You might still need a shrink twenty years after your mother or grandmother passes away, I know. And having brothers and sisters is no guarantee against being lonely, but perhaps better socialized and less neurotic…

I used to live in China as an expatriate. Our neighborhood was about 33% white, 33% Chinese and 33% mixed families, all of which had a cleaning and cooking ladies. Most of those women were pregnant with their third, fourth or fifth child. We arrived with a four-year-old and a baby, so I was busy with the younger one, but had we stayed longer, I would have followed the trend and example and had at least one more. Returning to Europe — where children are your problem: they should be quiet at all times (not even talking about crying kids; giggling and polite ones also seemed to annoy the general public) and are only worth mentioning when they themselves become taxpayers — was very dissuasive.

What is wrong with the West is that in some places you cannot talk to your neighbor without prior appointment on the phone. Nobody wants to be bothered. Everyone’s time is money, everyone is important and “you are taking advantage of us if you want us to babysit,” as my father-in-law used to say. He is old and half-blind today. Who do you think brought him to the doctor? My son did. And he didn’t say he was taken advantage of. But he could have.

I am not bitter. I am describing a larger trend that should be overturned, if we want to survive as a civilization. My experience was very typical in Switzerland, where I was living when my children were born. I have heard it wasn’t very different from the experience of my French and German friends (of course I cannot support it with statistics — this is an essay about my life, not a research paper; but I would love to see if anyone every was interested in the subject).

When Hillary Clinton says that it “takes a village to raise a child”, I cringe, because she means that the government should have a say in what you teach your kids. Nevertheless: yes, it used to be the village, where people knew each other. Where your family and neighbors reacted when your son or daughter was misbehaving, and made sure you, as parent, found out about it. Where your parents lived next door and children could just walk into their or the neighbors’ house.

What’s wrong with that? What’s wrong with more role models in a child’s life than a mother and an all-too-frequently absent, father? What’s wrong with having more people than parents and a teacher (the government) to show the young ones what’s right and what’s wrong?

I think people should be encouraged to be grandparents. I wrote an essay about it a couple of years ago. This is also a tribute to my grandparents:

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by MC

Russia and Germany were the first nations to seriously adopt the then so-called new ‘science’ of humanism, which posited that man is ‘god’ and that humanity, if taught to obey instead of think, would enter into a new utopia where each man exists for the benefit of society (a.k.a. the elite) rather than society’s existing for the benefit of man.

The new man’s religion was to be that of participation in a social collective, following rules laid down by a social elite of humanist thinkers who, by virtue of their superior intellect, knew what is best for humanity as a whole.

The Russians chose ‘class’ as their defining meme; the Germans chose ‘race’ as theirs. Every action of humanity was defined by its relationship, however tenuous, to those dominant memes.

Both of these grand experiments failed, but each with huge butchery bill in human life and toil.

But up from the ashes grow the oleanders of success.

This time the meme is qualified ‘anti-racism’, where we are all equal except anybody who is still attached to a Judeo-Christian belief system. And here I must qualify the idea of belief.

Many Christians do not actually believe in a risen Christ, and many Jews do not believe that Yah gave Moses a set of rules for living in harmony with creation at Mount Horeb. These social gospel adherents are part and parcel of the problem, not the solution. It is this phenomenon which gives rise to difficulties in perception, particularly in terms of so-called Jews in the USA who support DNC communism. Whilst these may be Jews by descent, and maybe even by tradition, their actions align with all that is abhorred by real God-centered Judaism.

The truth is that Israel is a tiny little nation state artificially created as a ‘homeland’ for Jews, much like Monrovia and Liberia were created for ex-slaves of African descent in America who were not wanted by the rest of society. To Europeans the Jews were like flea bites, and Europeans just could not resist scratching the itch. When those fleas proved difficult to exterminate, then a homeland for them was created where they could be safely despised and rejected at a distance. The amazing thing is that this was predicted in biblical prophecy.

Thus, for the ‘anti-racism’ meme to prosper, the biblical (Judeo-Christian) basis of Western society must be expunged. The picture of Jews back in the Holy Land is a vivid and enduring picture of biblical consistency. The Bible also tells us that Nimrod built Babel and its much vaunted tower, from the destruction of which Yah created ‘diversity’, nation states and languages.

Utopian political-religionists therefore do not like these pictures. Their own legacy for humanity, from which they have to continually distance themselves, is starvation, gulags and ovens. The modern ‘anti-racist’ meme serves to rebuild a figurative Babel as a one-world structure.

To many, diversity means ‘curry and chips’. To the politicians it means the dilution of the God-given nations and their Christian cultures, which are based on even more ancient Toraic principles of equality before the law.

Satan hates those Toraic principles, and even if you believe Satan to be a fantasy figure, that fantasy seems to be becoming more and more a reality before our eyes. Satan is an angel of light. He appears to us as all that is good, but always wants us to ‘do our own thing’ — that way he gets the chaos he needs to expand his domain.

The information embedded in Creation tells those of us with any intellect at all that there is a creator. Whether He/She resides in heaven or the Pleiades is irrelevant to this essay. Those who have some common sense try to live in harmony with that creation; this is called civilization. Others, however, want another, more human-foible-orientated godship (or non-godship as the case may be), and mass death always seems to be the unintended consequence. People see the light (of this fallen angel) and become ensnared. Few can then escape — to escape requires a loss of face, an admission of having been deceived by the serpent, and few are capable of such a confession. So they battle on trying to convince all and sundry that they too are godlike creatures who have a rightful control over the life and death of the great unwashed.

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Diminishing Returns

There’s been a lot of discussion recently about declining fertility rates in the West. The aging of Western populations — along with the continuing fecundity of the Third World — generates an osmotic pressure that inexorably sucks masses of illiterate immigrants, most of them Muslims, through the increasingly porous membranes of Western societies.

The Wikipedia article on fertility rates features three tables of data from three different sources. I used the figures supplied for 2016 by the Population Reference Bureau, which were similar to those provided by the World Bank, but somewhat higher than the data in the CIA World Factbook.

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The map above shows the fertility rates for European countries, including Russia and Turkey (which is relevant because it still has a European toehold in Constantinople).

The replacement fertility rate — the TFR under which a population will exactly reproduce itself and remain stable — is about 2.1 children per woman. Of the countries shown on the map, only two — Kosovo and Turkey — are at or above replacement rate. Romania is at the bottom with 1.2, and the average of the rest is between 1.5 and 1.6.

Analyzing these figures is complicated by the increasing numbers of Third-World immigrants and their descendants in European countries. Ideological imperatives prevent most countries from including ethnicity when collecting such data, so it’s difficult to determine how much of the higher fertility rate of, say, France is due to the substantial proportion of Muslims being sustained by a generous welfare system. The same might be said of Britain, Sweden, Belgium, and the Netherlands. I suspect the underlying average rate for white Europeans in those countries is closer to 1.4 or 1.5, as we see in much of Central Europe.

Within ten years or so it will be all but impossible to gather reliable fertility data on white Western Europeans, given the ideological blinders and the skewed statistics generated by the newly-arrived fecund ethnicities.

The decline in the fertility rate is similar in all the other developed nations of the world. I’ve included two tables of global data at the bottom of this post, one in descending order by fertility rate and the other alphabetical. Ethnic Europeans are not the only ones failing to procreate — Japan, China, Thailand, El Salvador, and Costa Rica are all below replacement rate. Among Muslim countries, Iran, Qatar, the UAE, Malaysia, and Lebanon have rates under 2.1.

The highest rates are found in Africa — the most destitute countries in the world. Of the higher rates outside of Africa, Afghanistan and Yemen are prominent on the list. The bulk of these people are Muslims, and most of the new arrivals in Europe come from these countries.

The current situation obviously cannot continue indefinitely. We don’t know whether fertility rates among whites in the West will ever bottom out and rebound; there are simply no historical precedents. However, as long as Western countries maintain their current welfare states — and there’s no sign of any reduction in the enthusiasm for them — young people will have to pay an increasingly higher portion of their wealth in taxes to support an increasingly elderly population, which will depress their countries’ fertility even further.

Perhaps we will end up with thinly-populated wealthy countries whose prosperity is maintained by sophisticated robotics and defended by nuclear weapons.

Or, as seems more likely, we will be gradually replaced by the “brown” people currently pouring in. When they become predominant in the population, their inherited intellectual capabilities will preclude the maintenance of any sophisticated robotics, and their skills and/or work ethic will not provide the level of wealth to which their host countries had previously been accustomed.

What will the West look like at that point? The only thing we can say with assurance is that there won’t be all that many white people left.

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With a fertility rate of 3.1, Israel is an exception to the general trend in the West. It’s hard to tell how much of that fertility is based on the Israeli Arab population (“Palestine” is listed separately, and has a rate of 4.1). However, according to anecdotal reports, the Hasidim tend to have very large families.

Table: descending order by fertility rate:

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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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A Filipina Wages Jihad in Brussels

As reported in the news feed on Monday, a woman boarded a bus in Brussels and attacked two passengers with a machete, wounding them both. After leaving the bus she attacked a third victim in a fast-food restaurant. She refused to follow police instructions (presumably “Drop that knife!”) and was shot and wounded.

Early reports gave no details about the woman, but the use of a machete suggested that there may have been an Allahu Akhbar factor in the attack. Later accounts described the woman as an “Asian”. The Belgian media do not usually follow the British protocol of using the code word “Asian” for Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, so it was hard to say for sure which nationality was meant.

When I told Vlad about it, he said: “I’ll bet it was a veiled Muslima from Mindanao in the Philippines.” — that is, where the MILF Islamic insurgency holds sway.

And it turns out he was right: the perp was eventually identified as a Filipina, and as the video of the shooting demonstrates, she was veiled.

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

Here’s one of the later news reports on the incident, from Reuters:

Brussels Police Hold Filipina After Bus Stabbing

(Reuters) – Belgian police identified a woman who stabbed and wounded three people on a Brussels bus on Monday as a 52-year-old originally from the Philippines whom they do not believe acted from political motives.

The woman, accused of attempted murder, had yet to be questioned by prosecutors as she was receiving medical attention after being shot by police during the incident on a busy shopping street, spokesman Xavier Dellicour said on Tuesday.

“No motive is being ruled out at this stage but terrorism is not the most likely case,” said Dellicour, whose office is not the one which normally handles terrorism cases in Belgium.

The three people wounded were all released from hospital on Monday. Local media quoted witnesses as saying an argument broke out on the No. 38 bus and the woman pulled out a knife. Police shot her twice after she got off but refused to cooperate.

The woman’s name has not been released.

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Primal Virtue

The title of Dymphna’s post, “Something Vicious and Dishonorable”, made me think of the opposite of Vice, which is Virtue. And Virtue always makes me think of the wisdom of Lao Tzu, as recorded in the The Tao Te Ching two and a half millennia ago. The word “virtue” appears no fewer than sixty-four times in Gia-Fu Feng’s translation of the book.

Below is the 51st chapter of The Tao Te Ching:

All things arise from Tao.
They are nourished by Virtue.
They are formed from matter.
They are shaped by environment.
Thus the ten thousand things all respect Tao and honor Virtue.
Respect of Tao and honor of Virtue are not demanded,
But they are in the nature of things.

Therefore all things arise from Tao.
By Virtue they are nourished,
Developed, cared for,
Sheltered, comforted,
Grown, and protected.
Creating without claiming,
Doing without taking credit,
Guiding without interfering,
This is Primal Virtue.

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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A Nightmare, Reborn

Note: This essay was first posted on September 15, and was on top for several days. Scroll down for more recent posts, including the ISIS terrorists already in Germany, “Refugee Crisis: Facts and Myths”, and a video of Aldo Sterone talking about the European “migration crisis”.

Our Central European correspondent Max Denken returns with an overview of the “migration crisis” — not just the current metastasis of the disease in Europe, but also the symptoms exhibited throughout the twilight of the Western world.

Update: One paragraph of the text has been revised to answer objections raised by readers in the comments.

Victims of a capsized migrant boat in the Mediterranean Sea

[Credit: “Dying on the doorstep of Fortress Europe”,]

A Nightmare, Reborn

Part 1

by Max Denken

Hope for thee, suicide for me

Like Goethe’s Young Werther (The Sorrows of Young Werther (German: Die Leiden des jungen Werthers, 1774) Europe is committing suicide.

An unrequited love, as was the case with Goethe’s protagonist, except in this case it’s not for Lotte but for non-White, non-Christian “humanity.” An inability to take one’s own side in a conflict — ditto Werther, plus that’s the very definition of “Progressive.” A conviction, like Werther’s, that her suicide is necessary to restore balance and happiness — in her case, of the world. And voilà: the shot booms.

This being the 21st century, a pastiche of Beethoven’s and Schiller’s Ode to Joy is playing in the background, affirming the suicide’s undying “celebration” of the “European values” of “unity in diversity, freedom, peace, and solidarity.” Which would have been great, had the diversity not been artificially torqued to include at least 50 million aliens from all corners of the Third World. The great majority of whom are unalterably alien and unabsorbable Muslims.

Now even that has been superseded by prostration before a drowning tide of “refugees” from Africa and the Middle East — mostly Muslims, too. Muslims that Europe has fought at least ten major wars between AD 711 and 1699 to keep out of Europe, not counting dozens of bloody regional wars that individual nations had to wage to protect themselves from Islamic aggression, e.g. Russia (nine wars with Turkey alone ending 1878), Poland, Hungary, Byzantium, Greece, Cyprus, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania and others.

All that is accompanied by massive propaganda, lying, obfuscation, subterfuge, blackmail of dissenters and sheer terror at the hand of the states’ and EU’s ruling elites, hired “anti-racist” hounds, journalists groomed by postmodern Marxist mentors, freelance Antifa shock troops, and their Muslim allies. The psychotic illusion started long ego, when Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi’s foisted his European Union “dream” onto the European elite in the 1920s. The elite then foisted it on a bamboozled population, beginning in the 1950s-60s (see Jean Monnet, Giscard d’Estaing, Helmut Kohl and others) [1].

Coudenhove-Kalergi, a rich cosmopolitan aristocrat who, like today’s European and American potentates of the New World Order, never held a real job or balanced a checkbook, wrote in his Practical Idealism:

“The man of the future will be of mixed race. Today’s races and classes will gradually disappear owing to the vanishing of space, time, and prejudice. The Eurasian-Negroid race of the future, similar in its appearance to the Ancient Egyptians, will replace the diversity of peoples with a diversity of individuals.”[2]

He also wrote, in his Pan-European Manifesto (Eng. trans. Alfred A. Knopf, 1926, as Pan Europe) “Every great political happening began as a Utopia and ended as a Reality.” How true: we might adduce such additional examples as the Children’s Crusade in 1212, Communism, Maoism, National Socialism, and even Jim Jones’s Peoples Temple, of Jonestown, Guyana fame.

If Coudenhove-Kalergi is the utopian Karl Marx of “Pan-Europeanism,” those who are implementing his ideas — among them recipients of the European Prize Coudenhove-Kalergi: Herman Van Rompuy and Angela Merkel — are its “realist” Lenins. After all, they see daily how Europe, under their ministrations, is turning into a dark nightmare, though with faster trains and healthier food than in bygone days.

In his 2012 acceptance speech for this prize, Mr. Van Rompuy described the unification (and deconstruction) of Europe as a “peace project.” This, in an era when the Coudenhovian elite’s pet demographics butcher British soldiers or Dutch artists on the streets of their own hometowns, “groom” tens of thousands of little British girls and rape tens of thousands of Scandinavian women, shoot up with military rifles French, Belgian, Danish and German autochthon citizens, toss hand grenades in Sweden and petrol bombs in France, blow up commuter-stuffed trains in Spain and trash bins in Italian high schools, set up terror-ruled sharia “no-go” zones all over Europe, decapitate in Syria, and now riot, attack ferries, trains and buses, pull people out of their cars by their hair, and murder Nigerian Christians at sea and Sicilian grandparents on land.

Neither the exact number of “refugees” is available nor their composition; too scary, that. Official European statistics are as camouflaged as are the pixelated, skin tone-altered photos and videos of perpetrators of major crimes featured in European media reports.

The UN has stated that the number of “migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean to Europe” has soared past 300,000 so far this year, and some 2,500 more have died trying. That the migrants’ risking their lives or “dying while trying” is not the business of Europe but the business of the migrants can no longer be mentioned in the estrogen-dripping mental asylum of “humanist values” that Europe has become. Quite like the inability of Americans to comprehend that all modes of immigration are meant to benefit the country taking in the immigrants; whether it helps the immigrants is their concern alone.

According to Frontex — a curious European creation supposed to guard EU’s borders while keeping them open and facilitating invading “refugees’” access — more than 350,000 migrants were “detected at the EU’s borders” in January-August 2015, compared with 280,000 detections in 2014.

Confusing European Commission reports (Eurostat) compel researchers to pore over the numbers. Per BBC News, Eurostat’s data shows that the number of asylum claims in the EU rose to 626,065 in 2014, up from 435,190 in 2013. The 626k figure in 2014 does not quite agree with the Frontex “detections” of 280k in 2014. Oxford’s Benjamin Henning, on his geography/demography blog, computes 570k asylum claims for the same year, based on the same Eurostat data. But then, none of these counts the uncountables anyway. Neither can Eurostat’s number of 417,430 officially recorded asylum claims in the first half of 2015, computed by Henning, compared to 350k “detected” through August by Frontex.

Eurostat’s tables named “Country of immigrants’ origin” instead show European countries in which the immigrants are present. Frontex has published some partial numbers that allow for an educated guess as to the origin of the refugees — in descending numerical order: Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Kosovo, Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa and Pakistan (BBC News report 1.9.2015). Libya is strangely missing, though it’s a major source of the invasion flotilla crossing the Mediterranean.

At any rate, all that is just the beginning. Preparing Europe to meet its destiny, the UN warns of “record high” 60 million displaced persons in broadening global conflicts. “The Great Migration will be with us for decades,” advises a recent headline in the British Telegraph, advising wisely, “It is not war, but money that drives people abroad. That is not going to change any time soon.” However, infected by the standard Western cultural spongiform encephalitis, the Telegraph treats “migration” as though it were a supreme force of nature, uncontrollable and irresistible.

Africa’s population, now 1.1 billion, is projected to grow to 2.4 billion by 2050. Pew Research Center estimates that the Muslim population of the Middle East and Africa alone will have grown to 552 million in 2050, from 317 million in 2010. India, whose current population approaches 1.3 billion, recently announced that it will be seeking “to emigrate” 300 million of its own. If you don’t know already where all this Third World surplus will seek to relocate, you are either an important member of the European Commission, an official in the Obama administration, or a do-good Christian, Jew or “humanist” white person, particularly of the female persuasion.

Already, well over 12 million — 20% of France’s population — are the foreign-born and their children, most of them African and Middle-Eastern Muslims. The respective ratios are 22% in Sweden and 16% in Norway. Sweden (population 9.6 million) is the top self-dissolving nation with 33,000 “refugees” granted asylum in 2014, then Germany (pop. 86 million) with 48,000, France and Italy (21,000 each) and the UK (14,000).

In multiple European cities, the majority of male babies born in area hospitals are named Muhammad. Other than the name and the creed, it’s quite the same in the United States. There are 147 Latinos, 41 Blacks and six Whites born every hour in the United States — asserts a powerful consortium of megabusiness (e.g. MasterCard), the Obama White House (Cecilia Munoz, WH Director of Domestic Policy Council), race/ethnicity plunder groups (same Cecilia Munoz, ex Sr. V.P. of La Raza), politicians, and rich (and white) progressive do-gooders (e.g. Pew Charitable Trust) that assembled recently under the auspices of Washington Beltway “news” magazine National Journal. This can’t be true, yet, as the 2010 census shows that 54.4% of births were to non-Hispanic whites — however, it does show the ruling elite’s fond anticipation of that hallowed year, 2043, when the majority of U.S. population will be non-white. And in Sidney, Australia, schools are becoming “Anglo-ghettos,” with students of foreign background ranging from 52% in public high schools to 22% in independent schools (2011 stats; now it’s worse).

Both Europe and the United States have already lost control of their borders, but the consequences are direr for Europe. The strife, chaos, disorientation, despair and seeds of future decline, anarchy, tyranny, internecine war and genocide that Europe’s rulers have dumped on their subjects may be apprehended from a small roster of recent headlines, reproduced here for future archeologists of lost civilizations:

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9/11, Part II: No Americans Flew Into This Crane

A crane fell in Mecca on 9/11/2015. The number of dead and the amount of destruction pales in comparison to what happened in New York City on that pellucid September morning in 2001.

Of course I’m not implying any connection between the two events. Such a comparison would be tacky. Besides since one dead Muslim is worth a thousand kafir, what we have here is Karmic justice on a platter.

NOTE: This has been another 9/11 Memorial Re-enactment brought to you once again by Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Infidels dancing in the streets of Witchita, Mayberry, Scuitate, etc., are to be ignored. Obviously they are blind to the beauties of Islam and the will of Allah.

Outreach to the Shinto Community

How did President Bush’s response to 9-11 in 2001 compare with the words and actions of President Roosevelt after Pearl Harbor sixty years earlier?

As it happens, the reactions of the two presidents were surprisingly similar within their contemporaneous context. Vlad Tepes has ferreted out some rare footage from old newsreel archives that shows the longer version of FDR’s address to Congress on the day after the surprise attack by Japan. The first part of the president’s speech will be familiar to most readers, but the rest of his address is not as well known:

(Note: Yes, this is satire. Sort of.)

The Advent of the Chinese Imperium

“Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

Our Czech correspondent Gemini sent me this email today:

Speaking of formative books in the field of history, recently I have found one that i find crucial. It is an academic work dealing with one social phenomenon that covers all eras, cultural memory namely. It can be fully applied also to what has currently been happening when it comes to islam. It was written by the German egyptologist Jan Assmann in 1990 and not long ago it was also translated into English. I appreciate it dearly!

Cultural Memory and Early Civilization: Writing, Remembrance, and Political Imagination

Below is my reply.

Thanks for the recommendation. That kind of cultural-anthropological reflection on what Jung would call our collective unconscious fascinates me.

Why do those books have to be so very expensive?

What makes the new world — particularly the North American continent — different is the up-close encounters/clashes/amalgamations that have taken place in the last 300+ years. And what a long strange trip that has been. Not to mention the mass destruction of the indigenous peoples.

Also, the effect of large genocides — the Armenians are but one example — on the Old World’s collective memory has to be taken into account. There are the ones we permit ourselves to know about and those which have fallen into The Oubliette…

…this German scholar: does he mention the massive collapse of Egyptian culture and commerce due to the repeated invasions of Arabs over generations?

Egypt was the breadbasket of the Mediterranean; its cheap papyrus allowed widespread literacy to spread; it fostered commerce (and peace) throughout the Mediterranean. Its prosperity spread thru North Africa, and all that was wiped out by a repeated barbarity of monumental proportions.

The nomads who invaded Egypt permitted their animals to graze on the wheat shoots and trample the complex terraced irrigation infrastructure of the Nile farmers. In Egypt, as elsewhere, the wheel was UNinvented. The tribal warriors’ “justice” system allowed any Muslim to take from any non-Muslim to the point that it became futile to continue building carts in any area controlled by the Arabs. Or to do much of anything.

If he doesn’t cover the desertification of MENA, then he has missed the main point of the Middle East and North Africa: that its culture was exterminated by Arab depredations over the course of centuries.

The same goes for Persia and India.

The so-called Dark Ages of Europe were caused by the flight of Mediterranean coastal peoples into the mountains and fortified redoubts. This happened due to the Arabs’ insatiable appetite for slaves to do their work. Even the Norse sold them slaves from their own incursions into Russian territories.

The rise of the Cosa Nostra in coastal Sicily and surrounding areas was a response to exposure to Arab methods of control of property and women, and so on, ad infinitum, ad nauseam.

The harrowing of civilization by Arabs has yet to be fully told. It is being unearthed to some extent — literally — by archeology. And what is being revealed is not only artifacts but also what isn’t there; for example, in the digs in Spain they are finding no evidence of the so-called Andalusian splendor of the Moors. It turns out they built nothing — their effects can be seen in some minor modifications to already extant churches, which they converted into mosques. No splendid baths, no palaces, etc. Just brutal occupations.

Arabs and Arab-dominated countries hate history. It’s un-Islamic. That’s why they’re so busy destroying the oldest edifices in Medina and Mecca — history is idolatry. They’ll get around to the Egyptian monuments eventually — when they can figure out how to destroy them.

The history of the Arabs is one of horrific destruction of peoples, places, artifacts, and memory. The real history of India has yet to be written but it is, again, one of repeated mass destruction and genocide.

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Oppression Instead of Admission, Part IV

Note: This post was originally published on February 23, and was “sticky” for several days. Scroll down for Part 2 of “The Betrayal Papers”, “Whitewash at the White Mosque”, “The Slandering of Shahina Siddiqui”, “How Many Muslims Live in Germany?”, a video of Fatima Houda-Pépin discussing Islam in Quebec, a video interview with Christian Zeitz about the ominous significance of Austria’s new Islam Law, and also last night’s news feed.

This is the fourth essay in a series by Takuan Seiyo. Previously: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

Edvard Munch, The Scream, 1893

Oppression Instead of Admission
Part IV

by Takuan Seiyo

The final gambit (continued)

As soon as Part III of this work went to print, asserting in its penultimate paragraph that the worse things are the more the Rulers mash the throttle pedal of the runaway train, they upped the ante, again.

The Guardian informed that Great Britain worries about too few Muslims in its army and aims to bolster their recruitment. The smiling portrait therein of British Defence Secretary John Reid, with his senior military advisor, Imam Asim Hafiz, should forever hang in the corridors of Whitehall right along the scowling portrait of Mr. Reid’s predecessor, Winston Churchill, and his military advisors.

As to Hafiz, he asserted that diversity is “one of the UK’s strengths” and “the values of the armed forces” are fully compatible with the values of Islam. But, gentle reader, before one hatches bad feelings toward Imam Asim, recall, as per the antecedent chapter in this work, what the fabled American general William Casey said on the same subject, and what a Battalion Commander in the even more fabled 101st Airborne Division wrote.

Consider that even as The Mirror acknowledges “ONE MILLION” (their emphasis) British children victims of sex abuse gangs and a Labour MP cries useless tears over this without acknowledging her party’s direct culpability, they refuse to identify who these “grooming” gangs are.

Should Muslims be blamed for putting to work demolition tools handed to them, wrapped in festive ribbons, by smiling Whites-in-charge?

So let’s repeat the question: Why Are They Doing It?

These are intelligent, educated, Christian-in-varying-degrees (yes, even the atheists are) beneficiaries of the best that the highest, i.e. Western, civilization this world has ever seen could offer, and often born in the most privileged social strata. Why are they sawing off the branch on which they and their descendants are perched — moreover, a branch that has taken well over six thousand years to sprout and grow through fire, drought, hail, ice and locust?

I often use sardonic terms to describe these people, usually taken from camp sci-fi films of the ’50s-’60s or from the medical dictionary of psychopathology and brain diseases. Some milder critical pundits do that too, e.g. PJ Media’s “Obama Now Meets the Colloquial Definition of Insanity.” But Obama is, for sure, far from insane; he knows exactly what he is doing and is clever and resourceful in doing it. And I use such mocking terms only as shorthand, standing for a much more complex phenomenon.

They, whom I call on occasion THEY — like in They Came from Beyond Space (Embassy Pictures, 1967) — are really only the Loons in the Club of Loons, Crooks and Traitors ruling the West, with major assistance from innumerable indentured servant drones — perhaps two thirds of the West’s total population of one billion plus.

They Came from Beyond Space, but our Loons came from Harvard and Oxford

There are two main kinds of Loons. Both fit Robert Frost’s definition of a liberal as someone too broad-minded to take his own side in a fight — but there are differences. Real Loons are of the Left; they answer to all the main definitions of insanity in their perpetual quest to improve the world despite constantly repeated evidence that they are destroying it. Socialist and Green politicians are a prize specimen, as are, disproportionately, Jews, Scandinavians, women, artists, lawyers, journalists, teachers, academics, and the gullible young.

Then there are Loons of the Right (and Center) who are really not Loons but Fools. The Fool pathology is ravaging the ranks of almost all Christian denominations, as they have conflated their religion with the agenda of the Swedish Socialist Justice Party (or other such). George W. Bush is iconic in this category.

There are three main kinds of Crooks. There are the major Money Crooks, e.g. the Globalists, banksters, money-debasing central banks, financial manipulators, all the legislators and regulators they have bought, and the corporate CEO’s smashing the economic base of their nations because they can shave 47 cents-per-unit by making it, shoddier, in China.

Then there are the major rank-and-power crooks, e.g. the colonels and generals and chief bureaucrats and other powerful opportunists mouthing and enforcing evil stupidities even though they know better.

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The Future Cyberwar

The following article about the implications of the cyber attack on Sony — regardless of who the real perpetrators turn out to be — was published recently by the Center for Security Policy.

Warnings of Post-Sony Cyber Attacks on U.S. Grid Underscored by Penetration of South Korean Nuclear Plants’ Computers

(Washington, DC): In the aftermath of the devastating attacks on Sony Pictures computers, there is a heightened recognition that other information technology systems may be at risk of what President Obama last week depicted as “cyber vandalism.” Others call it an act of war in the new domain known as the cyberbattlespace.

Increasingly, national leaders are recognizing that one of the prime targets for such attacks in the future may be the control systems of the U.S. electric bulk power distribution system, better known as the electrical grid. The salience of those concerns has only been intensified by today’s news that computers have been hacked at the company that runs South Korea’s nuclear power plants.

A report from Reuters quotes a South Korean specialist in nuclear designs, South Korea University’s Su Kune-yull, as saying: “This demonstrated that, if anyone is intent with malice to infiltrate the system, it would be impossible to say with confidence that such an effort would be blocked completely. And a compromise of nuclear reactors’ safety pretty clearly means there is a gaping hole in national security.”

The Secure the Grid Coalition — a group of American national security practitioners, scientists and engineers co-chaired by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Clinton Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey — has long believed that the vulnerabilities of the U.S. grid pose an existential threat to the United States. That is a finding confirmed by no fewer than eleven different studies performed or commissioned by the federal government over the past decade.

Unfortunately, cyber attacks are not the only manner in which large regions of the country could be subjected to disruption or destruction of the electric grid. These include: physical sabotage of the kind seen notably at the PG&E Metcalf Substation outside of San Jose, California on April 16, 2013; the danger of strategic electromagnetic pulse (EMP) strikes involving the detonation of one or more nuclear weapons high above the United States; the use of radio frequency weapons (RFW) to do locally what an EMP would do over large areas, weapons that can be built using readily available hardware or adapted from commercial technology; and naturally occurring intense geomagnetic disturbances (GMD) that produce potentially devastating electromagnetic solar storms.

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