May Day!

The most important holiday of the year for Progressives is May 1st, which Vlad calls the “commie Christmas”. May Day fell on Saturday this year, which made it doubly auspicious for the vanguard of the world revolution.

A crowd of Antifa activists, left-revolutionaries, and supporters of “Palestine” marched in Berlin last Saturday and engaged in their customary practice of sending police to the hospital. The report below shows some video excerpts from the goings-on.

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

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We Can’t Throw the Rascals Out

It has now been one hundred days since the Investiture of the Puppet, and the political junkies have moved out of the “honeymoon” phase and into the early run-up to the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential contest. Republican stalwarts are plotting strategy for retaking the House and/or Senate. The intertubes are abuzz with speculation about whether Trump will run again, or whom he might pick as his running mate, or whom he might endorse if he decides not to run. Pundits and punditesses are tracking and analyzing Joe Biden’s every mumbled utterance and Kamala Harris’ every raucous guffaw. Cartoonists and meme artists are in a frenzy of mockery, given that they have so much ludicrosity and buffoonery at hand to work with.

But, really, what’s the point?

To all appearances everything in the political world is business as usual. As if nothing out of the ordinary happened in the wee hours of November 4, 2020. As if millions of votes weren’t created out of thin air — call it “fiat voting” — by the party that runs the permanent government and operates in symbiosis with the media and Big Tech. As if the same scoundrels aren’t in control of how the votes will be counted next time. As if they aren’t plotting even greater control (see H.R. 1, the “For the People Act”).

Even Donald Trump seems to subscribe to the widespread illusion, and is looking forward to trying again in 2024. Doesn’t he realize why he lost to an unappealing apparatchik afflicted with senile dementia? Why does he think the result will be any different when he has to run against Kamala?

I enjoy reading the punditry of mainstream Republican partisans, who post witty and entertaining observations about all the bizarre political goings-on in Washington D.C., or on the Left Coast, or in the lofty empyrean of the ivory towers of Woke Academia. But I don’t confuse any of it with reality. The sound and fury of D.C. bears no more relation to real life than do The West Wing or The Simpsons. Paying attention to all that political theater is just a way of passing time until Ragnarøk finally arrives in full force.

I must admit, however, that I find it difficult to put aside my ingrained habits of thinking. Whenever some particularly grotesque Progressive policy is implemented by city, state, or federal lawmakers, my customary response is: “Well, those people got what they voted for.”

It’s hard to remember that they may not actually have voted for it. It’s quite possible, especially at the federal level, that key office-holders who shepherd the enactment of all this egregious wokeness were not the choice of a majority of voters in their particular constituencies. Democrats and RINOs have now perfected the process of controlling who gets elected. From now on there will be no legislative majorities that do not support the preferred policies of the Powers That Be.

When I stop being enthralled by the baroque theatrical production inside the Beltway, and think about what’s really happening, it’s quite depressing. That’s when I wish I could take the blue pill and re-enter the Matrix. Alas, I haven’t yet figured out how to do that.

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The Democrats now have better control over how the votes are counted than Stalin could ever have dreamed of. And, unlike Uncle Joe, they don’t have to order anybody shot to make sure of the outcome. Or not as many of them, anyway. Just a few unfortunate suicides and car accidents here and there.

There are three major factors that have enabled their iron grip on the election process:

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Belgian MP Gets Culturally Enriched

The N-VA (Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie, New Flemish Alliance) is a Flemish separatist party in Belgium. In the following video you’ll see a member of parliament for the N-VA, Mathias Vanden Borre, trying to escape the efforts of a group of “youths” in Brussels who seek to culturally enrich him. The video ends just as the beating begins.

Even though Mr. Vanden Borre is a member of a party that wants Dutch to be the sole official language in Flanders, for some reason he is speaking French when making the recording on his cell phone.

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

Thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this Dutch-language article from Het Laatste Nieuws about the attack on Mathias Vanden Borre:

MP films how Brussels youths attack him: “Stomped, beaten and almost robbed”

[Photo caption: Brussels MP Mathias Vanden Borre (N-VA) suddenly surrounded and receives a couple of heavy blows]

Brussels MP Mathias Vanden Borre (N-VA) has made a film in which can be seen how he was attacked by a number of youths. “I was attacked, stomped, beaten, and almost robbed,” Vanden Borre tells HLN. The MP was able to flee but sustained injuries. The police have confirmed the story and are conducting an investigation.

The events occurred around 5pm in Brussels in the Essegem neighborhood, on the border of Jette and Laken. “I was with my wife and my 7-day-old son visiting a photographer. While my wife and my son were still inside, I went out for a walk around the block,” said Vanden Borre to HLN. The N-VA member of Parliament knows the area because he himself lives nearby.

“Suddenly six or seven young guys came walking behind me. They began yelling at me to intimidate me. I grabbed my cell phone and began to film. Then they came closer. I first got a kick in my side, then a blow on my jaw. One of them tried to steal my cell phone. Then I ran.”

Vanden Borre was able to escape, but the gang ran after him. “Then I ran another 500 meters and called the police.” They were at the scene within a few minutes with several teams, according to the MP.

Ringing in the ears

“My jaw is swollen, and I suffer from ringing in the ears,” says Vanden Borre, who visited a doctor this afternoon and is unable to work for three days. He has no idea why the youths attacked him. “They came after me out of nowhere,” said Vanden Borre.

A police spokesperson confirms to HLN that an investigation of the attack is in progress. Whether the perpetrators have been caught is not clear. “A police officer immediately recognized one of the guys from my images. So I assume that they are well-known to the police,” Vanden Borre also said at the police station this evening where he was filing a complaint. He hopes that the images taken, which he has put on social media, will help in the identification of his attackers.

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French Generals: If Nothing is Done, Civil War Will Come

On April 21 an open letter signed by twenty retired French generals was published. It warns about the imminent danger to the Republic if action is not taken to reverse the establishment of areas of France that are no longer governed by French law.

The first of the signatories is none other than General Christian Piquemal, the former commander of the Foreign Legion. Longtime readers will remember Gen. Piquemal from back in 2016, when he was arrested after speaking at a PEGIDA rally in Calais. Some sort of pressure was brought to bear against him — I suspect threats against family members — and he was forced to recant his remarks. However, he didn’t retire permanently from the Counterjihad scene, and spoke out again in 2017.

See these previous posts about Gen. Piquemal:

Last week’s open letter has been published at a number of French-language websites; the version below was translated from a copy posted at Valeurs Actuelles.

The original is in the grandiloquent formal style that the French reserve for important and solemn occasions. A machine translation doesn’t do justice to it, so I’ve been waiting for a manual translation by a native speaker. The translator remarked that “A machine translation would have produced two big contresens and a rather flat style.”

We owe Nathalie a debt of gratitude for undertaking this major translation:

Mr. President,
Ladies and gentlemen of the government,
Ladies and gentlemen of the Parliament,

The hour is one of great peril: France is in the greatest danger and she is assailed on all sides by a number of mortal threats. We, who, though retired, shall ever remain soldiers sworn to our duty to France, cannot remain indifferent to the fate of our beautiful country.

Our tricolour flags aren’t mere pieces of cloth, they symbolise the tradition of those who, across the ages, and whatever their faiths and colour of their skin, have served France and given their lives for her. On those flags are written in letters of gold these words: “Honour and Fatherland”[1]. Our honour today lies in the denunciation of the crumbling disintegration of our motherland.

— A disintegration whose only goal, via a certain anti-racism, is to create on our soil a discontent, even a hatred between communities. Today, some speak of racialism, indigenism[3], de-colonial[4] theories; but through those words we know them: racial war is the ultimate aim of those hateful fanatics. They hold our nation in utter contempt; they loathe her culture, her traditions and want to see her crumble to dust by annihilating her Past and her History. That is why they are so keen, through the destruction of statues, on besmirching great soldiers and statesmen of old, by analysing words that were written centuries ago.

— A disintegration of the land itself, where Islamists and the hordes from the Projects[5] carve out their own territories where our Constitution is disregarded and alien dogmas hold sway. Yet each and every Frenchman, whatever his belief or non-belief, should be able to call every inch of the territory home; there cannot and must not be any town, any neighbourhood where the law of the land no longer applies.

— A disintegration, for hatred triumphs over fraternity when, as the French people, wearing yellow jackets, demonstrate in the streets to express their despair, the authorities wield the forces of law enforcement as auxilliary forces and scapegoats.

This when hooded agents provocateurs smash shops and sometimes threaten these same police forces. Even though the latter are acting under the orders, sometimes contradictory, of you who give those directives.

The menace grows more formidable, and violence grows stronger with each passing day. Who could have predicted ten years ago that a teacher would one day be beheaded as he left work? But we, who serve the Nation, who have always been ready to lay down our lives for her, as our duty demanded of us as soldiers, cannot possibly remain idle spectators when faced with such acts.

It is thus the duty of those who govern our country to gird their loins and eradicate those perils. To do so often requires nothing more than enforcing existing laws, without pusillanimity. Do not forget that, like us, an overwhelming majority of our fellow citizens are angered by your shilly-shallying and your guilty silences.

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What Do The Letters “BLM” Make You Think Of?

If you’re a white American, and you’re being asked the above question by someone you don’t know very well, chances are you’ll say something like this:

“BLM stands for Black Lives Matter, which means that it’s very important to consider the legacy of systemic racism in this country, and that white people must work to overcome it.”

I know that’s what I’d say, all the while maintaining a careful deadpan. To do otherwise might be hazardous to my health.

And I wouldn’t tell a pollster my true opinions on the topic, because I’m paranoid, and don’t trust that my answers to the poll (along with my name and address) wouldn’t end up in some FBI database. However, it appears that not all Americans share my paranoia.

The University of Massachusetts in conjunction with the Boston TV station WCVB (an ABC affiliate) just released the results of an opinion poll. Their headline for the report chooses to focus on the fact that “[f]ewer than half of Americans support goals of Black Lives Matter movement”, but that’s not what I found most interesting about the poll. What stood out for me was the fact that fully 60% of respondents — enough to end a filibuster if it were in the Senate — associate “Black Lives Matter” with the word “riot”.

That doesn’t bode too well for race relations in this country. Most white people have been prudently keeping their mouths shut about BLM in public circumstances, because the consequences of not doing so have become more than obvious in the past year or so. However, in private they appear to be irredeemably WAYCIST on the subject. Not just “protests”, but “riots” and “looting” — that’s what racial “justice” in 21st-century America involves.

And those are the ones who are willing to reveal their doubleplus ungood thoughts to a pollster. How many of the other 40% are paranoids like me, and wouldn’t dare state their true opinions?

It seems the 24/7 MSM propaganda on the topic of “racism” hasn’t had the intended effect.

Here’s the report from WCVB:

UMass Amherst/WCVB Poll: Fewer than half of Americans support goals of Black Lives Matter movement

AMHERST, Mass. — America is divided about whether to support the Black Lives Matter movement, according to the results of a new poll.

The UMass Amherst/WCVB Poll asked 1,000 people nationwide whether they support the goals of BLM and found that 48% expressed either some or strong support. Another 14% said they were neutral on the subject and 32% said they somewhat or strongly opposed the movement’s goals.

Among only those who voted for President Joe Biden in 2020, support for BLM swells to 84% while only 9% of Trump voters said the same. Of those who voted for the former Republican president, 73% said they oppose BLM’s goals.

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More Rocks for Vox

Last Friday I posted about violent Antifa attacks against leaders of the anti-immigration Vox Party during a rally in Vallecas, a district of Madrid. Vallecas is described as an “underprivileged” neighborhood, which means its residents tend to vote for socialists, which is why Vox is not permitted to campaign there.

The video below was taken at the same event in Vallecas. It includes extensive footage of the violent behavior of the anti-Vox rioters. The first minute of the video shows police attempting to deal with young hoodlums who continuously pelt them with rocks and bricks.

There was a time not too many decades ago — within my lifetime; I can remember it — when this level of ultra-violence during a riot would be answered with the judicious use of live ammunition by riot police. This was true even in “advanced” countries, but the rules of engagement have changed throughout the West in the intervening years. Lethal force may never be used against violent rioters, even when their own actions may be potentially lethal for their victims.

Antifa “activists” are bold with their violence because they are confident that they incur almost no physical risk by doing so. And if they happen to be arrested — which is statistically unlikely — in most jurisdictions they will earn at most a slap on the wrist, and be out on the streets again prying up paving stones within 36 hours.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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Covid and the Great Reset — Together Creating Fear… and Resistance

The UK, like most of the Western world, is still under lockdown. Our English correspondent Seneca III sends his observations on the current COVID dystopia in his homeland.

Covid and the Great Reset — Together Creating Fear… and Resistance

by Seneca III

A global anti-lockdown and anti-mask resistance movement is evolving. On Saturday 20/3/2021 in the UK, Australia, Holland, Belgium, France, Austria, Germany, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Canada, Serbia, Croatia, Ukraine and many other locations[1] people were marching and peacefully demonstrating that they have had enough of the misguided, inept and draconian government responses to the SARS-CoV-2 viral epidemic.

Unfortunately, on Sunday the 21st another protest in no way connected with the marchers took place in Bristol, UK, (and again on Monday). They bore no resemblance to those on Saturday. It was the usual Rent-a-Mob event and when the police attempted to close it down riot, property destruction and the torching of police vehicles was the mob’s Pavlovian response. On Sunday twenty police officers were injured in the process, some seriously… it reminded me more of Portland, Oregon, than the pleasant English mercantile city I had known before its transition into a Marxist-Socialist satrapy and subsequent destabilising enrichment.

Video recordings of the worldwide events on Saturday, including in London, show no signs of aggression or vandalism and the police who accompanied them were simply controlling traffic and escorting the marchers safely. My greatest fear is that more events such as that in Bristol will be misinterpreted and conflated with those genuine, peaceful marchers, thus diluting the support of otherwise sympathetic non-participants and encouraging governments to continue their oppression.

It must be widely understood that the Bristol rabble were a different animal. Some of them appeared to be yet more criminal thugs from the BLM and XR stable. No doubt the anarchists of ANTIFA were out in force as well in pursuit of their objective, which is to create a state of chaos which they can then exploit at their leisure. It also appears that this scabrous crew were reinforced by contingents drawn from the underbelly of our society, a collection of cretinous lowlifes addicted to the adrenaline rush of free-range gratuitous violence, arson and momentary fame in some social media sinkhole.

Indeed, many of these moral and intellectual dwarfs should rightly be categorized as ‘Enemies of the State’ and closed down completely by the Powers That Be, not as a species with protected characteristics to be kneeled before and indulged in whatever mayhem they choose to inflict upon us.

By comparison, those who marched on Saturday constituted the genuine, law-abiding core of the resistance. They were perfectly normal people who are tired of the hysterical antics of their respective governments and just want to get on with their lives. They are seeking respite from the debilitating psychological byproducts of enforced lockdowns and the progressive physical and mental carnage affecting all age groups, particularly this current generation of young people who are still in the process of maturing and who could suffer long-term damage from prolonged low-level hypoxic oxygen deprivation caused by masking.

The desire of these people to live their lives free from the draconian edicts of their inept and often corrupted ruling classes, who appear attracted by the thought of some lucrative position in a ‘New World Order’, is purely intuitive in many cases, because the participants either don’t know of or fail to fully comprehend the horrors awaiting them in the Great Reset/New World Order project now being quietly implemented around them with the fortuitous assistance of an escaped bio-warfare agent.

Meanwhile, as the pressure mounts the British government seems not to understand that the power of an oppressed people can be a terrible thing when a significant percentage of the polis unites, breaks out of the trap with a single purpose and seeks relief from the excessive legislative and executive actions levelled by privileged power groups and their beneficiaries who are intent upon destroying the fundamental health, freedoms and futures of the citizenry. Those who marched on Saturday understand that their children are the ones who will have to pay the bills for this debacle and probably will have to fight for their ethnic survival as well if things are not corrected soon. That is a terrible burden to lay on future generations.

Political power addicts always tend to become over-endowed with false images of their own exceptionalism and privilege, and these misconceptions must be reined in from time to time by force if necessary. The reality is that hidden behind their faux public personas, their earnest entreaties whereby they demand of us and impose upon us things that we are told we must accept for our own good are a means to their ends, not ours.

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BLM Riot in Liège

In the Belgian city of Liège (Flemish Luik, Walloon Lidje), over-excited “youths” from Black Lives Matter became upset, and expressed their political dissatisfaction by destroying businesses and throwing stones and large objects at the police.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Below is the accompanying article about the riot in Liège, also translated by FouseSquawk:

Riot in Liège: 200 youths plunder shops and pelt police

About 200 participants in a Black Lives Matter demonstration this afternoon sought confrontations with police in various locations in Liège. They plundered a fast food restaurant. That is reported by the local police. At least 2 officers were injured, and the police station was pelted.

Several hundred people set off in small groups to the city center of Liège with “the intention of causing damage”, according to the police. One officer on a bicycle was attacked by demonstrators on Saint-Lambert Square. Another agent suffered an injury at Saint-Lambert Gallery. A McDonald’s fast-food restaurant on Republic of France Square was looted.

The police came in to the scene large numbers with a water cannon. Around 4pm the police station was also pelted with stones, as well as several police vehicles. According to the police, it involved youths who consciously sought confrontation and moved “fast and in groups.”

At about 4:30pm the atmosphere was still grim. The police were present en masse at Saint-Lambert Square, where some 50 youths had gathered at the TEC bus stop. Residents were asked not to go into the city center. The Liège mayor sent local businessmen a report via BE-alert asking them to close the stores.

Tonight, calm gradually returned to the city center. The number of officers also decreased in the city. The Liège police said that a Black Lives Matter protest was effectively planned for Saturday afternoon. The reason was a forceful arrest of a woman Monday morning on the Saint-Lambert Square in Liège.

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Journalist Severely Beaten by “Youths” in Reims

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this culture-enriching report from Le Figaro:

Photo-journalist attacked in Reims: A suspect in custody for “aggravated attempted murder”

Anes Saïd K. (21) placed in provisional detention after having remained silent during his custody.

by Aude Bariéty
March 3, 2021

This Wednesday, 3 March, the Republic Prosecutor of Reims, Matthieu Bourrette, announced the indictment of the principal suspect in the attack on the photo-journalist Christian Lantenois. Anes Saïd K., an Algerian, 21, who has lived in Reims for three years, was charged with “aggravated attempted murder” and placed in provisional detention. He faces life imprisonment.

This ultra-violent attack took place Saturday, 27 February in the afternoon, in the space of 57 seconds, in a parking area of the library of the Croix Rouge quarter of Reims. Shortly after 3pm, while the photo-journalist of the Union-L’Ardennais was trying to take some photos of a group of youths who were obviously preparing to fight with other youths, he was spotted by several individuals.

Christian Lantenois then tried to get back into the passenger side of his vehicle, but didn’t have time. A youth rushed up to him, struck him with blows from a stick, then with his own camera. “A second individual was seen swinging a baton in the direction of the victim, but it appears that the blows struck the ground and not Christian Lantenois,” declared the prosecutor during a press conference.

Attacked because of his profession

“It is obvious that the presence of Christian Lantenois embarrassed the individuals who were preparing to commit violence, and that he was attacked as he was exercising his profession as a photo-journalist, and for this reason,” emphasized Matthieu Bourrette, all while noting that “this element is not an aggravating circumstance on a strictly legal level.”

“It is probable that the group of individuals who spotted him wanted not only to attack him, but also to recover the memory card of his camera and the photos taken,” continued the magistrate. After the events, the camera was recovered without its memory card.

The personnel at the library came to the assistance of the wounded man before emergency personnel arrived at the scene at about 3:30. The 60+-year-old man was treated at the scene for an hour and a half before being transported to the CHU. His vital prognosis is today still engaged (urgent/unstable). Placed in an artificial coma, he suffers notably from very severe cranial trauma and cerebral hemorrhaging.

The 21-year-old man suspected of beating the photo-journalist was identified and apprehended on Monday, March 1, “on the public highway”. Placed in custody, Anes Saïd K. maintained “complete silence”. “No hearing could be held,” explained the prosecutor, who described, “a rather irritated individual.”

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The following essay by our Israeli correspondent MC serves as an appropriate companion to H. Numan’s piece posted earlier tonight. It’s good to have persepctives from abroad on what’s happening here in the Nation Formerly Known as the United States of America.

American Socialism is like playing Russian Roulette with an automatic pistol: there are just too many individualists and too many pistols for a quiet transition to the average socialist utopia.

We have loaded the Biden bullet into the magazine of our 1911 pattern Colt along with a few blanks, and we put it to our collective temple thinking that the blanks are benign.

So here we are, all set. What chance do we have of surviving?

The USA is on the brink of a full-scale Fascist bullet in the bonce, but through ignorance and misdirection, they are unaware that even the blanks are dangerous. One can, if one is stupid enough, play Russian roulette with a revolver and get away with it most of the time, but a semi-automatic pistol is going to kill you every time you pull the trigger (sic), blank or ball.

I lived under socialism for decades; I saw it creep and corrode society until it destroyed the mechanisms that allowed the poor to prosper and the intelligent to be fulfilled.

It starts with education, the process of giving men and woman an asset that they can sell in the employment marketplace, an asset that does not go away, and can be sold and resold on a daily basis.

I profited enormously by being selected for an academic education, and from being groomed as a manager of men, as an intellectual capable of self-learning. But that door, the one that I came through, was eventually slammed shut by socialists, socialists who wanted the utopian equality of outcomes rather than the achievable equality of opportunity.

My paternal grandfather was a coalminer from Yorkshire (the other one, the Jewish one, was a Stoker in the Royal Navy). The miner was a convener of the ILP (Independent Labour Party); whereas the ‘Labour’ party was a country club for rich gentlemen who could not make it in the Liberal or Tory parties of the time, the ILP wanted to get real actual working men and women into Parliament. Arthur, my grandfather, believed in education, and he got his four sons and one of his two daughters through to ‘school certificate’ (high school graduation). My father’s education was interrupted by the War, but his younger brother went on to get a bachelor’s degree, unheard of at the time.

Socialism, with its roots in 19th-century romanticism, cannot admit to being wrong. Pragmatically, we all have different IQs and abilities, but within the socialist romance we are all born equal. Romance is a genre where outcomes follow predictable and desirable courses and the heroes and heroines all live happily ever after, but in politics, romanticism is dangerous, and the outcomes can be dire.

‘Equality’ is always a hard and elusive master. The romantics pictured a happy state led by an elite (themselves) of ‘virtuous’ administrators. A lovely comfortable picture — for cows and sheep!

Joseph, he of the ‘technicolor’ dreamcoat, was set apart by his father who recognized his potential. But his brothers just saw what they perceived as his, Joseph’s, arrogance. So they sold him into Egyptian slavery, they squandered their greatest family asset through petty jealousy.

But Joseph was blessed by Yahovah, and as such, he would have succeeded in any situation. His brothers would have prospered greatly if they had been a little less self-obsessed.

Imagine, if the brothers had revered Joseph instead of despising him, then Egypt would have come begging to them for food rather than their having to go to Egypt.

I lived in South Africa during the final years of Apartheid. It was an eye opener. Whilst apartheid stifled growth, it preserved identities and allowed cultural interaction at a level that was ‘defined’ by the idea that high walls made good neighbours; Africans were allowed to defecate in the gutter, whites were not. Apartheid has inbuilt elements of paternalism and socialism; as well as preserving cultural integrity, it gave a defined role to the Afrikaner (Boer = farmer).

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Why the 2020 Olof Palme Prize Went to Black Lives Matter

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from the Swedish blog Ledarsidorna:

Why the 2020 Olof Palme Prize went to Black Lives Matter

The recipient of the 2020 Olof Palme Prize for 2020, Black Lives Matter, can be described as logical against the background of the movement’s composition and its respective individual positions or expressed sympathies, positions supporting totalitarian states or membership in alternative movement organizations with explicit Marxist or anti-Semitic values.

The civil rights organization Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation receives the 2020 Olof Palme Prize. Olof Palme’s Memorial Fund explains the reason in writing.

“Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation works for peaceful civil disobedience against police brutality and racist violence throughout the whole world. The BLM movement, in the broadest sense, has uniquely highlighted the African-American minority’s vulnerability, pain, and anger over not being valued like people of other skin colors.”

The Black Lives Global Network Foundation is a decentralized movement that was founded by Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi. The trio were reacting to Trayvon Martin’s death and the subsequent police investigation.

The movement grew strongly after the protests in Ferguson in 2014, and last summer had an enormous international impact in connection with the protests against the police intervention that led to George Floyd’s death.

Among prizewinners from previous years are the Holocaust survivors Hedi Fried and Emerich Roth, the author John Le Carre, the whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and Rosa Taikon.

The prize is awarded annually for an especially significant effort in the spirit of Olof Palme. The prize is awarded, whenever possible, on Olof Palme’s birthday, January 30. The Olof Palme Prize consists of a diploma and a monetary award of US$100,000.

Black Lives Matter’s anti-Semitic and violent history

The BLM movement has a close connection and cooperation with the BDS movement: Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions, directed against the state of Israel. The BDS movement’s warmest advocate is Anna Karin Hammar, of the Swedish Church. The BDS movement has been classified by German Chancellor Angela Merkel as an anti-Semitic organization.

Islamic Viewpoints on the Dutch Riots

Yesterday H. Numan filed a report on the massive anti-curfew riots that have engulfed the Netherlands in the past few days. Below are three videos by culture-enriching “Dutchmen” with their contrasting views on what’s been happening. Many thanks to C for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling.

The fact that three prominent Muslims chose to weigh in on the topic is an indication that the reports alleging immigrant dominance among the rioters are most likely true. Note: At least two of the three men featured in these videos are reportedly secular Muslims. Make of that fact what you will.

First comes the notorious fugitive Sait Çınar, who was featured in this space several weeks ago. The translator includes this introduction:

Our old friend Sait Çınar, the man who would be Osama (and shoot Wilders), is enjoying the curfew riots from wherever he’s living in Turkey. He’s proud of “his” vandals and tells them to arm up. Sait mentions army deployment, which has been debated in parliament. The PM has said there’s no need at present, but it’s not ruled out, either.

In the second video, the Muslim vlogger Youstoub calls out the rioters. The accompanying text on Instagram:

Only pigs s*** where they eat — also a message to everybody who has an online following and is inciting people to cause chaos. Nothing is private on internet, remember that well, before you’re woken by a SWAT team kicking down the door of your hardworking parents. Think about what you’re doing.

In the final video Ahmed Aboutaleb, the mayor of Rotterdam, addresses the people of his city. The translator includes this note:

He addresses the rioters directly, appeals to their civic pride, their conscience and their common sense (good luck with that).

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Massive Riots Over the Whole Country

As reported in the news feed in recent days, there have been massive riots in multiple locations in The Netherlands as a reaction to the new COVID-19 curfew. Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan sends this report on what’s happening.

Massive riots over the whole country

by H. Numan

Quite a lot is happening in the land behind the dykes. For starters, the government resigned. A couple of weeks ago I wrote an essay that this was going to happen. It did. After resigning, the now caretaker premier ordered a highly controversial curfew because of the ongoing Chinese virus pandemic. This lead to major riots now spreading all over the country.

This curfew is the first one after World War Two. We Dutch have some pretty bad memories about curfews. The last chap who ordered it was executed. He was Reichscommissar Seyss-Inquart. His name translates almost perfectly into six and a quarter in Dutch, which became his nickname. Unofficial of course, as he didn’t have a sense of humor. On the remains of his command bunker you can still see chalk marks with 6¼ near the entrance. But I digress.

The resignation of the cabinet was inevitable. A long-smoldering scandal in the tax department was going to end in a full parliamentary debate. Heads would roll. Something that normally doesn’t worry Mark Rutte too much. This time, his own head was on the block. By resigning he prevented that debate, and continues as caretaker premier and as a candidate in the coming elections.

It’s legal — but barely. Imagine a company where the billing department made huge blunders. So big that firing the head of the department won’t do. The CEO might be fired by the board. So the CEO simply resigns to avoid an inquiry. As there is no inquiry, he can remain a candidate for CEO. I’m not sure if this would be possible in the business world, but in politics it works.

It’s even worse: his advisors openly said that he can now rule by decree. He doesn’t have to listen to parliament anymore, as he has resigned. After all, you can’t fire someone who resigned. His position is now much stronger than before.

In my book, ordering the most controversial law since World War Two is not exactly something a caretaker should do. I think it’s probably legal, otherwise we would have heard the opposition about it.

But that’s what happened. The decree passed, no problems there. We don’t hear from the opposition on it, but rather from the electorate. Many of them. By throwing bricks. On Saturday and Sunday huge riots broke in Amsterdam and Eindhoven. Those riots have spread throughout the country. Once the police started to enforce that curfew, the riot police had to act on it. Supported by water cannons and mounted police. Who are the rioters? Well, the media are working very hard to put the blame on supporters of Geert Wilders and Thierry Baudet.

The leader of the Labor party, Tobias Asscher, had to resign himself, just before the resignation of the cabinet. He’s been replaced in the party by Mrs. Ploumen, who openly accuses Wilders of inciting the riots. Don’t worry, Ploumen is not very popular. Not in the party, and certainly not outside. They simply haven’t got anyone else at the moment. The PvdA [Labor Party] currently has nine seats. With Ploumen at the helm, that’ll be a lot fewer.

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The Facebook Spring in Egypt

Ashraf Ramelah sends a new report on the persecution of Copts and the suppression of free speech in Egypt.

Social media used to incite sectarian strife against Coptic Christians in Egypt

by Dr. Ashraf Ramelah

The most recent escalation of violence against Egyptian Copts living in Egypt occurred last month (November 2020) and was sparked by Facebook posts prompting Muslim radicals to retaliate for religious comments. After reading Christian “insults” Muslim goons set out to attack Coptic villages.

Christian Copts clarifying points on social media have been victims of sectarian hunts and ambushes by ruffians looking for a trigger to pull. Counterfeit pages that scammers produce bait Christians into commenting and then charge them with insulting Islam.

Copts are often tricked into responses by Islamists who have befriended them with hidden identities — sometimes showing a Christian cross to trick the page owner. Islamists harass and instigate in a scheme to entrap. Those are only the thugs at work. Additionally, the state’s “internet police” spy on Christian Facebook pages to target anti-Islam sentiments.

In other cases, Islamic hackers steal the page owner’s identity and make incendiary statements to frame a Facebook page owner and then track the Christian victim to his home. One such incident led to the village of Al Barsha in part of Al Minya Governorate (300 km south of Cairo).

It did not matter to Islam’s vigilantes that official sources confirmed the hacking of the Al Barsha villager’s Facebook account. Nor did it matter that the Al Barsha Christian did not make the remarks. Islamists set out to harm this Coptic family and displace them from their home just the same.

Molotov cocktails were thrown, the church was targeted as well, and the security police came in to prevent further damage.

Bedouin courts handle tech platform “offenses”

Conflicts instigated and executed by Muslim fundamentalists end up in the customary reconciliation sessions known as Bedouin courts. The Christian is always forced to plead guilty when innocent and pay dearly by handing over his home, farm or business to the criminals. The mandatory “peace” agreement of these arbitration sessions always sets the Islamic criminal free and punishes the innocent Christian family. This is precisely the purpose of the arbitration court.

Egypt’s Interior Ministry blames hostile countries; acknowledges Copts as targets

Last year the Egyptian Interior Ministry warned that thousands of Egyptian Facebook accounts were fakes. It added that “great numbers of these fake pages are outside the country and sponsored, funded and managed by countries that are hostile to Egypt.” The Interior Minister’s office went on to say that “such pages are used to spread rumors aiming to generate unrest by Muslim Brotherhood terrorist groups inciting acts of sabotage and violence and spreading chaos in the country, and especially against Copts.”

According to these statements, the stalking and scamming is generated by outside enemies and followed through by inside terror elements. All of it is religious warfare. Meanwhile, what are religious leaders of Al Azhar Institute saying or doing? Islamic censorship and terrorizing due to religious discrimination on social media platforms will not stop unless leaders show the way. The esteemed center of Sunni Islamic scholarship alone holds the power of interpretation of Quranic teachings. Supremacy teachings unfortunately do not support or aid followers to achieve peace and harmony with fellow citizens.

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