Mathieu Slama: “Europe is This Place Without Identity, Without Culture”

Mathieu Slama is a French political journalist and essayist who teaches at the Sorbonne. In the following video he discusses his vision of Europe as a cosmopolitan paradise where all citizens are identity-free, and where evil nationalism can gain no traction. He acknowledges that current events are trending against him, and specifically mentions Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán as representing the forces of identitarian reaction.

From his tweet that accompanied the video:


The identity of Europe is to be without identity. It is to be the place of human rights and openness. Which is the complete opposite of what it is today.

Renaud Camus, who posted the video on Twitter, remarked:

Here is the speech of the Genocidal Bloc in one of its purest versions. Just as France has no culture, Europe has no identity. Disappearance is its essence, its destruction is a non-crime by definition without a criminal.

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

Video transcript:

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The Great Vaccine Leap Forward

An earlier version of this essay was first published in Norwegian at the website

The Great Vaccine Leap Forward

by Fjordman

The people of China have repeatedly been used as pawns in grandiose plans. Authoritarian leaders have wanted to carry out major upheavals in society, without considering the suffering this could inflict on individuals.

In The Great Leap Forward under the Communist dictator Mao, China was to become an economic superpower through the collectivization of Chinese agriculture. People were treated as faceless means of production. The result was disastrous.

One of the frightening things about our age is that Western leaders are now inflicting great suffering on their populations by subjecting them to grandiose social and medical experiments.

Several specialists warn against what they call turbo cancer. Different types of cancers are now suddenly behaving more aggressively and developing faster than they normally would have done just a few years ago. Many young people are also affected by this.

This phenomenon seems to have begun after hundreds of millions of people across much of the world were injected with mRNA-based so-called coronavirus vaccines.

One of the experts who directly links the increase in aggressive cancer to the so-called corona vaccines is Ute Krüger from Germany. She has worked in Sweden for a long time and speaks Swedish well. Krüger is a specialist in pathology with more than 25 years of experience. For many years, she has also conducted cancer research at Lund University.[1]

Since the fall of 2022, she has been warning against the emergence of a new type of fast-growing “turbo tumors”. Many different types of cancer are showing a strong increase over the past few years, in both men and women.[2]

She has sounded the alarm in the scientific community, but has not received the response she had hoped for. No one in Kalmar, Sweden, where Krüger was employed, was interested in the study she proposed.

Despite increasing documentation of serious and potentially life-threatening side effects, criticism of mRNA-based injections has been dismissed as conspiracy theories for several years. Ute Krüger has now resigned as a senior physician and runs a private clinic.[3]

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The ‘Holy’ Connection

Our Israeli correspondent MC presents an overview of the current culture wars, which seem to be approaching their climax now in the Gaza Strip.

The ‘Holy’ Connection

by MC

It has become very obvious over the past few months that a new Nazism has taken hold. Worldwide.

Occult Nazism has always been more popular than Marxism, which is a top-down movement achieving power by revolution and the exclusion of dissidents. Nazism, however, is a bottom-up movement achieving power by a democratic vote (and maybe a little voter fraud on the side) but usually aligned with public opinion (suitably softened up by unceasing propaganda).

In the current climate, many Nazis don’t actually realize that they are Nazis. They do as Nazis do, say the things that Nazis say, and think they are warriors for ‘social justice’. Their ignorance of history is astounding.

In a democracy, once the vote is counted, the loser should retire into opposition whilst accepting the outcome as the will of the people. But if (when) that stops happening, there is no longer a democracy, and we slip into an ‘-ism’ of some sort.

We see this here in Israel where we have been betrayed by those who (at the behest of Brandon) want to topple the democratically elected Netanyahu government. We have IDF generals so distracted by politics that they failed to respond to reports that Hamas was planning something big on October 7th.

President Trump won in 2016, but the opposition claimed the election was not legitimate (yet provided no proof) and proceeded to harass the administration with tactics from the political gutter.

2020 was an obvious fraud, but the Constitutional safety net failed to work and America has its worst administration ever, making even President Carter look good in comparison.

In the UK the so called ‘Conservative’ party turned socialist years ago. Everyone is so frightened of being called a ‘racist’ that those who should be ensuring equality are blinded by skin colour bias. Having allowed Islam into the country, the pols are now too timid to deal with the fallout. Islam does not adapt; it only settles and colonises. Islam is not a “religion of Peace”; it is a particularly insipid form of religion-based socialism unafraid of using violence and terrorism to achieve its nefarious and deceitful aims.

Islam targets peaceful societies, identifies their weak points and uses any means to divide, colonise and settle. They are the ‘settlers’ colonising and inflicting their opinions (and authoritarian religion) on the surrounding indigenous peoples — or killing them, exactly as it says in the Koran.

So Islamic groups in UK are much more dangerous than, say, Mosley’s Union of British Fascists in the interwar period. Mainly because the government lacks the will to deal with it. They will happily lock up Tommy Robinson on trumped-up political charges, but will not deal with the real problem of the Islamic invasion and occupation.

The political fantasies of ‘diversity’ and ‘multiculturalism’ are much like the Nazi fantasies of ‘Volksgemeinschaft’ (the national community of Aryans) and ‘Lebensraum’ (living space a.k.a. the invasion and occupation of Eastern Europe).

‘Socialism’ is state control of the economy, and DEI creeping into business is exactly that.

Even if obfuscated by SJWs claiming a moral high ground.

SJWs have discovered that if they slither through the moral sewer of ‘ends justifying the means’, they can sling their venom with impunity by inventing new political mountaintops of their own, and skin colour politics is their Annapurna. Their Everest is race-based Socialism (Nazism), but is always obscured in the clouds.

A ‘socialist’ is one who wants to control other people and force them to obey a set of ritual and religious-type laws as dictated by their own ‘socialist’ beliefs. Socialists believe in ‘socialism’ as a secular humanist-based religion, and also that the unbeliever is not fit to live in their society.

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Full-Blown Tyranny ca. 2030

Below is Paul Weston’s latest take on the degraded dystopia into which formerly Great Britain has deteriorated:

For links to Paul Weston’s previous essays, see the Paul Weston Archives.

Hat tip: Steen.

Wokist Socialism

MC includes a discussion of various types of socialism as a preface to his latest update from Sderot.

Wokist Socialism

by MC

Marxism is just the most successful of a long line of ‘socialisms’ and most people have been programmed to perceive Marxism as the only socialism.

This is simply not true. In the period after the First World War, three socialisms started competing against each other for popularity: Class-based socialism (Marxism), Race-based socialism (Nazism) and Nation-based socialism (Italian Fascism and maybe FDR-driven Americanism).

The US Supreme Court scotched ‘Blue Eagle’ FDR’s version of full on socialism pretty quickly.

National Recovery Administration (NRA) logo from the 1930s

Also, other centuries had other forms of socialism; Islamic (religious) socialism and Jacobin (equality-based) Socialism stand out as being highly lethal in their respective heydays. The Spanish Inquisition could also qualify as religion-based socialism, but was by no means as lethal as other forms.

Under pressure from Marxist class-based socialism, Nazi race-based socialism was contorted into a supposed ‘right-wing’ slot, and yes, compared to class-based Marxism, it was a little bit to the right.

Marxists have proven to be extremely good at lies, and their propaganda reflects it. Marxist propaganda creates a fictional fantasy of Utopian ideals, much like the Star Trek picture of the planet free from religion and capitalism.

As Marxists began to grab hold of the institutions, so Marxist socialism began to dominate Western culture, and the other ‘socialisms’ were suppressed and (relatively) demonized.

Race-based socialism (Nazism) was somehow equated to conservatism because of a perceived ‘racism’ amongst conservatives. But it was Democrats (Marxists) who demonstrated this particular racism: Jim Crow, the KKK, etc.

This race-based socialism of the Nazis was particularly focussed on Jews, but also Slavs (whose land was needed for Lebensraum) Gypsies, gays and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Those with non-white skin colours were perceived as just a slave class of Untermenschen.

Jews were ‘dangerous’ Untermenschen and a threat to the Aryan culture, whereas Africans were compliant Untermenschen.

Marxism redefined ‘socialism’ in its own image. To many, it became the only standard of socialism, and Marxism became “king of the castle” as such.

The Moral High Ground of ideas has always been a feature of Marxism. It is like a Wild West street at Universal Studios, a theatrical foreground shielding the Gulag mass killing machine behind the façade. The stars were Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin, all mass murderers with a smile for the camera.

They had many acolytes in the West. They infiltrated Defence, Administration and the executive and probably even the FDR White House (Hopkins).

All socialism is a death cult where unbelievers forfeit their right to life and can be exploited as slaves, or just plain exterminated.

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Money Has Its Favorites

The following article is a suitable follow-up to last night’s story about war profiteers. It’s a reminder that making money off endless wars is just one form of corruption among many others. The EU in particular seems to have been deliberately designed to enable massive corruption of all types behind an opaque protective screen.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Uncut News:

The Rockefeller and Bill Gates foundations on the sponsorship list of EU decision-makers

Many of the more than 12,000 lobbyists who approach the EU institutions are sponsored by the Rockefeller and Bill Gates foundations, which provide enormous sums of money. As a rule, lobbyists officially try to influence the political decisions of EU heads of government in the interests of their own organizations. The European Court of Auditors has warned in a special report that lobbying without transparency mechanisms can lead to undue influence, unfair competition and even corruption.

Lobbying in the European Parliament and the European Commission consumes hundreds of millions of euros and more every year. More than 12,000 non-governmental organizations and companies are trying to influence the policies of EU decision-makers. In its special report “EU Transparency Register — Useful but limited information on lobbying activities”, the European Court of Auditors warns that lobbying activities without transparency mechanisms can lead to undue influence, unfair competition or even corruption.

“Registered organizations can self-identify which category they belong to and this determines what financial reporting requirements apply. There is therefore a risk that registered entities funded by third parties may not disclose certain financial information, including their sources of funding, by declaring that they represent their own or the collective interests of their members. Significant limitations have also been identified in the information provided on the public transparency register website. Some important data are missing, such as data on individual meetings with members of the European Parliament or historical data on newly registered organizations. Furthermore, the website does not provide aggregated data on lobbyists and their activities in an interactive form,” says the European Court of Auditors report.

Big names behind the lobbyists

Pandemic Action Network, a non-governmental organization based in the USA, joined forces on the 18th of June, registered as a lobbyist with the European Union in 2020 and met with representatives of the European Commission in 2020 to specifically prepare EU legislative proposals or measures as part of the Covid-19 response and reconstruction plans as well as the EU vaccination strategy.

The 2022 financial report names the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with almost €2.3 million, the Rockefeller Foundation with €715,000 and the pharmaceutical companies Merck and Johnson & Johnson as donors. The Rockefeller Foundation registered as a lobbyist in the EU Transparency Register in May 2023 and states that it works with the European Commission to combat poverty and promote a green future and has a lobbying budget of €294 million. The US-based International Aids Vaccine Initiative Inc., which officially registered as a lobbyist in March 2021, claims to be a non-profit scientific research organization developing vaccines and antibodies against HIV, tuberculosis and emerging infectious diseases (including Covid-19).

The organization has received EU grants of €2.45 million in 2022 and €3.5 million in 2023. In 2022, the organization also received €21 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and €73 million from the US government.

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Not Quite the Götterdämmerung I Expected

Update: Thank you all for your kind words. That was not quite the response I expected!

Your comments have given me a lot to think about for future twentieth-anniversary posts.

We’ll be coming up on the twentieth anniversary of Gates of Vienna later this year, and the process of preparing for an anniversary post has induced a sort of reverie in me as I contemplate the events of the past two decades.

Things have changed a lot, both externally and internally. I often feel like I’m too old to be doing this sort of thing. I’m over seventy now, and should be relaxing somewhere pleasant, enjoying the time that remains to me before I shuffle off this mortal coil.

And I sometimes feel like I’m close to burning out — I’ve just seen too way much information, most of it horrible. I wish I could return to the naïve, idealistic state of mind that I had when I started this job, but, alas, that’s not an option. Once you walk through the door of greater awareness, there’s no turning back. And, worst of all, I don’t think I’ve reached the limit of ghastly understanding. It seems likely that the worst is yet to come.

I’ve been working with Vlad for more than fifteen years now, and he says he’s feeling the pressure of burnout, too. We talk on the phone fairly frequently about all this stuff, in an effort to keep each other sane. With mixed results.

Anyway… for the time being, I’ll continue trawling through the hideous news every day and presenting it here, for your delectation (or horror, as the case may be).

The worst part of the recollection process is the growing awareness that all my efforts at Counterjihad have for naught. It’s been coming on gradually, and has intensified over the past few years, as the incidence of jihad in Europe has increased to the point where I can’t cover it all. It used to be that I could post about every major incident when it occurred, but that’s no longer possible — most of the stories get relegated to the news feed, if I have any coverage of them at all. There are just too many of them.

As Islamization has increased, the persecution of those who criticize it — or even just point it out — has intensified concomitantly. A number of Europeans that I worked with have been prosecuted; once again, I can’t keep track of them all. Many of them have now ceased their Counterjihad activities — when the choice is between losing your livelihood and giving up your Islamophobia, it’s not surprising that people decide to quit this line of work. If I actually lived in Europe, I might well have been driven out of it myself.

I used to think that making more people aware of what’s happening would help turn the tide. If a critical mass of understanding could only be reached, especially among elected representatives, the process of Islamization might be reversible. Back in 2007 and 2008 I said I thought we had a window of ten or fifteen years in which to begin the process of reversal. Unfortunately, that window has now closed. The demographics of Western Europe have passed the point of no return. The white natives are having fewer children, while the Muslims are having more, and all the while additional “asylum seekers” are pouring in. Tomorrow belongs to them.

Central and Eastern Europe may well be able to avoid the worst, at least for a while, but Western European countries will metamorphose into Muslim societies. Sweden, the UK, the Netherlands, and France will be the first to become Islamic republics, with Germany, Austria, Spain, and Italy following close behind. It’s too late to stop the process; it’s only a matter of time.

No one in a position of political power will take action against the inevitable. Anyone who is inclined to oppose Islamization finds out as soon as he rises high enough in the hierarchy that opposition is not permitted. The order comes down from above, and you either give up your opposition (relevant example: Giorgia Meloni), or your career comes to an end. There are always multiple ways to make an independent-minded politician an offer he can’t refuse. I can’t say exactly who the shadowy unelected globalists are who give the orders, but they’re out there giving them. Their gravitational influence is large enough to shift the orbits of our elected leaders.

As we approach 2050, the Islamization process will intensify to the point where civil strife will break out in Western Europe. If nuclear war can somehow be avoided, it may be possible for white enclaves to form where the worst of the Islamic excesses are kept at bay. However, based on the current demographics, the Caliphate will have control of the major cities. If the welfare jizya ceases to flow to the urban ghettos, then the Muslims living there will have to resort to razzias, which is their traditional way of dealing with privation. We can expect well-armed masses of them to descend on the suburbs and rural areas, where they can rape and pillage to their hearts’ content.

They will have the arms, and, sad to say, they will have more military-age men than the white natives will. By that time most of the remaining whites will be geezers. Thus we can expect that their enclaves will gradually shrink, while the culturally enriched sharia banlieues will gradually expand.

And that’s just the Islamization aspect of the coming collapse. One of the ghastly realizations I’ve come to during the past two decades is that Islamization is just one tool in the demonic toolbox accessed by our globalist masters. The culture wars that are raging all across the West feature several other lytic agents designed to break down traditional societies and render them unable to resist the planned apocalypse — Build Back Better, the Great Reset, or whatever they choose to call it.

The most recent destructive fad is the “trans” craze, which is dissolving every social institution it touches so rapidly that it’s hard to take in what’s happening. And that’s certainly not the last such craze — it’s already clear that bestiality, polygamy, incest, and pedophilia are coming up soon. For all I know, necrophilia, necrophagia, and cannibalism may be next on the menu. Cannibals have rights, too!

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The Emir of Sint-Joost Fails to Stop NatCon

The mayor of the Brussels municipality Sint-Joost-ten-Node is named Emir Kir. That tells you all you need to know: Brussels (at least that district) is ruled by an emir. It’s a province of the Caliphate.

Yesterday the police raided National Conservatism Conference (NatCon) in Sint-Joost on the orders of the mayor, in an attempt to shut the event down. However, they did not actually halt the conference. Judicial intervention allowed the proceedings to continue.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from the Flemish daily De Standaard:

Police raid during conservative congress blows up in the face of Mayor Kir

By sending the police to disrupt a congress of right-wing conservatives in Sint-Joost, Mayor Emir Kir gave those present the chance to make their point about structural censorship in front of the cameras. Premier De Croo also called Kir’s action “unacceptable”.

by Pieter Van Maele
April 17, 2024

“Belgium is bowing under the weight of sharia,” said the French radical-right politician, Éric Zemmour, Tuesday afternoon. “It is once again clear that in Brussels, a dissenting voice cannot be heard,” said Filip Dewinter (Vlaams Belang party). The Brexit advocate Nigel Farage said, “This undemocratic behavior has now convinced me that Brexit was the only correct choice.” Viktor Orbán, the Hungarian premier, tweeted that he was again reminded of his struggle against the communist regime in the 1980s. “We didn’t give up then, and we shouldn’t do that now.”

All four were supposed to take part in the National Conservatism Conference (NatCon) in Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday, a two-day right-wing conservative congress. That was originally supposed to take place in a hall in Brussels-City until the manager got wind of the content and canceled the event. Then the organizers switched to Etterbeek, where the same thing happened. On Tuesday morning, they were forced to settle on Claridge Hall in Sint-Joost-ten-Node. The manager of the hall said that after “consultation with his lawyer,” he had decided the event could go forward.

Event not stopped

That was strictly against the wishes of Emir Kir (independent) the mayor of the Brussels municipality, who sent the police in Tuesday to put an “immediate” stop to the congress. He did that on the basis of a threat assessment by the anti-terrorist service Ocad, De Standaard learned, in which there was a warning of a possible disruption, not just by the right-wing event itself, but also by extreme leftist counter-demonstrators. “Racists are not welcome in Brussels, nor in Etterbeek, nor in Sint-Joost,” Kir also tweeted Tuesday.

Then around noon — Nigel Farage was speaking — a handful of police officers entered the hall, the meeting having been in progress for some hours. That took place literally behind closed doors. On the thickly-sealed roll-down shutters hung a note with the telephone number of someone in the organizing Mathias Corvinus Collegium, a right-wing think tank from Hungary.

Éric Zemmour stated to the press: “Belgium is bowing under the weight of sharia.”

The police did not completely stop the event. They did set up a cordon of about twenty riot police in front of the entrance to the hall. Whoever was outside the hall at that moment, like Zemmour, was not allowed back in by the officers. Inside, the congress went on virtually undisturbed.

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The Road Back to Slavery

Our Hungarian correspondent László brings a European perspective to bear on the frame of mind that makes people long for slavery.

Escaped slaves, Cumberland Landing, Va., May 1862

The Road Back to Slavery

by László

I was reading this article about the American Civil War when I saw this picture of a group of “contrabands”. The site defines the word, in the context of the Civil War, as “a term used to describe freed or escaped slaves.”

Then it struck me that while they (in the picture) are halfway out of slavery, we seem to be halfway in.

Look at the picture: how disoriented, confused, purposeless these people seem to be. I searched for more pictures and they all look the same in all of them.

Actually it’s a specific phenomenon, what I call “prisoners’ nostalgia”, popularly known from the movie The Shawshank Redemption, in which long-time prison inmates become unable to function properly in society when they finally get out of jail, and hence they kind of long for their old “home”.

I conclude that capabilities for freedom (an inner capacity) are indispensable for living in liberty (an outer condition).

So again, ex-slaves apparently go through a state of disorientation, confusion and purposelessness. They’re obviously unable to live in, and with, liberty in that state of mind and level of education and life experience.

Now, what’s happening to the people of the West? With every new generation folks are becoming increasingly more disoriented, confused, purposeless: the exact condition in which people long for slavery and captivity. The point where they give up liberty for safety.

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The Play’s the Thing

Concerning the events of the last 24 hours: the Iranian attack on Israel resembles an extravagant theatrical production. Just look at all the media hoopla about an operation that didn’t kill or seriously injure anyone.

Iran was behind the Hamas attacks last October 7. It has also been behind the recent Hezbollah attacks on northern Israel, which have driven thousands of people from their homes. Those two operations (and many others) show that the Iranians can be very effective at harming Israel when they want to.

Conclusion: the mullahs didn’t really intend to do any serious damage to Israel last night.

I’m not sure what the motivation was for all the theatre, but I’m convinced it’s theatre. Mark Steyn has reached similar conclusions. And so has Sundance at Conservative Tree House. (That last link features some plausible speculation about what’s behind the scrim.)

Everything I say here is pure speculation. I’m no expert. I don’t know what’s going on. I just know there’s more to this than meets the eye.

Whenever I encounter indications of skullduggery, the first question I ask myself is: Cui bono? In this case, the answer is not at all obvious. There are, however, some data points that are worth examining.

According to The Jerusalem Post:

Iran informed Turkey in advance of its planned operation against Israel, a Turkish diplomatic source told Reuters on Sunday, adding that Washington had conveyed to Tehran via Ankara that any action it took had to be “within certain limits.”

Turkey, which has denounced Israel for its campaign on Gaza, said earlier on Sunday that it did not want a further escalation of tensions in the region.

The Turkish source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan had spoken to both his US and Iranian counterparts in the past week to discuss the planned Iranian operation, adding Ankara had been made aware of possible developments.

So the USA gave the green light for Iran to attack Israel “within certain limits”. And what might those limits have been? Based on what eventuated last night, it seems that Iran was enjoined not to cause significant Israeli casualties or do serious damage to the infrastructure of the Jewish state.

Those are pretty hard terms for a jihad-based entity like the Islamic Republic of Iran. Why would the mullahs agree to such humiliating restrictions?

After all, the Israelis did severe damage to Iranian honor by attacking that building in Damascus and killing major Iranian assets. Iran was honor-bound to mount a decisive response against Israel. They needed something to that would make faithful Muslims take to the streets all over the world, shouting with joy and handing out candy. But they also knew that if they were effective in their actions, Israel might do them significant damage. The Jewish state is quite capable of doing grievous harm to Iran. Doing so might trigger World War Three, with mushroom clouds waiting just over the horizon, but Israel can certainly nobble Iran if the situation is dire enough to require it.

Knowing all this, the State Department made Iran an offer that would allow it to salvage its international honor without ushering in Armageddon. Presumably the panjandrums at State also had enough leverage to persuade the Israelis to go along with the dirty deal.

So that’s a possible explanation for what Iran got out of the deal. What did the USA and its British mini-me get?

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Whose Face Will Be on the Trillion-Dollar Bill?

Some of the things that President Biden and the Democrat Party have been doing over the past few months are pretty bizarre, considering that this is an election year.

Hispanics and even blacks are shifting away from the Democrats. Young people — the parti-colored Zoomer TikTok generation — are increasingly drawn towards Donald Trump. The way things are going, there won’t be enough dump trucks available to haul in the “found” ballots required to put Joe Biden over the top on the night of November 5th. The Democrats are virtuosos at rigging elections, but even in the dystopian twilight of 21st-century America, elections can only be stolen at the margin. The race has to be at least somewhat close in order to pull off an effective steal.

The Democrat apparat seems utterly unconcerned with making sure the race is a tight one. One unpopular policy after another is being pushed — open borders, criminals released without bail, the promotion of sexual perversion, the war against the internal combustion engine, uniformed soldiers with pink hair mincing around in high heels…

And, to top it all off, there was the “Transgender Day of Visibility” on Easter Sunday. Don’t they even want to win the election?

Well, maybe they really don’t.

I’d been thinking along those lines for a while, and then last week I happened to read something similar at ZeroHedge, an essay saying that they’re going to let Trump win.

These are the key paragraphs:

Let Trump back in, and fight him on home turf — in the maze of the executive bureaucracy. Some of his backers have announced their intention to become politically competent in the event that he wins — but compared to the alternatives, that’s a very manageable risk.

More importantly: let Trump hold the bag for the all-but-guaranteed economic calamity of the next four years. The regime could skate for another decade if they succeed in pinning the collapse on a dangerous, erratic right-wing upstart. [emphasis added]

Everything I say here tonight is pure speculation. I’m not an expert on any of these matters, and especially not on financial issues. I’m just a reasonably well-informed layperson who reads a lot of information from diverse points of view.

It’s undeniable that the country is headed towards some form of fiscal calamity. As I mentioned last month, money-printing is being taken to new extremes:

I swore off making specific predictions after the previous great fiscal crisis in 2009, when my prognostications were so completely wrong. I never would have thought they could keep the racket going for another fifteen years, but here we are. The Powers That Be have managed to do a lot with derivatives and real estate bubbles.

But the debt graph can’t keep going up with a steadily increasing slope — it just can’t. Someday the pyramid scheme will come crashing down, and the chickens will come home to roost. Based on the current debt acceleration, it won’t be much longer. It might take a week; it might take a decade. But the chickens will be roosting relatively soon.

The thing is, the people who keep the Ponzi scheme afloat know exactly what’s coming. They know the money-printing tactic will eventually stop working. It’s a complex process, what with cryptocurrencies, CBDCs, derivatives, paper and digital “futures” of precious metals, and now the BRICS alternatives. Keeping those plates spinning must surely be a tricky business.

And the people in charge know that a collapse of the dollar will eventually come. In order enrich themselves fully, and assure themselves an unbroken hold on the levers of power, they will need to time the crisis carefully. At exactly the right moment they will topple the pillars supporting the dollar-based economy, after having thoroughly prepared the replacement system that will be built on the smoking ruins of the old one.

So which patsy will be nominally in charge when the house of cards comes tumbling down? Who will preside over the Great Collapse?

Whose face will be on the Zimbabwe-style trillion-dollar bill?

For a long time I thought Brandon was being set up as the fall guy. He was always obviously a disposable president, a non-re-electable senile geezer who could be pushed aside when he was no longer needed. The people who crafted his policies and wrote his speeches clearly didn’t try to make him more popular. I assumed that when the time was right, he would be gently eased out (and Kamala, too, although that part would be tricky), and a substitute such as Gavin Newsom or Big Mike installed to run in 2024, someone who was at least plausible enough that the election could be rigged on his behalf.

But it never happened. And the scripts that Brandon has been following have been so damaging to him that it’s obvious that his handlers don’t really want him to win re-election. It is intended that he go down in flames, taking the Democrat Party with him.

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A Small Country Far Away

Our Israeli correspondent MC sends an update from Sderot, preceded by a reflection on the history of appeasement.

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain shakes hands with German Chancellor Adolf Hitler in Munich, September 1938

A Small Country Far Away

by MC

Most people who are blind to Hamas’ atrocities probably think along the lines of Israel being “a small nation, far away”, with little understanding that Hamas is only as far away as the nearest CAIR or Muslim Council office. When Chamberlain waved his piece of paper in 1938, everybody (except the Czechs) heaved a sigh of relief.

What the world did not understand was that the Nazis (and all other socialists) are liars, and deceit is part and parcel of being a social humanist as well as being an Islamist.

Lying is a natural way of life. One reason the Ten Commandments were so revolutionary was that they forbade both ‘false witness’ and murder.

A corollary to the Ten Commandments and Torah is that every word and action that we take adds to or changes Creation and thus can we be judged at the appropriate time.

Kibbutz Beeri was a ‘socialist’ kibbutz as kibbutzim go, but Hamas is no respecter of any Western political nuances. The ‘useful idiots’ are always disposable once they become ‘useless idiots’, maybe even dangerous idiots, because they think they are deserving of rewards and privileges.

Both Communism and Nazism had the tendency to make that reward a bullet in the back of the neck…

Jews have been with us for some thousands of years. Thus there must be something unique behind Jewish culture. Those who do not believe that God is behind that culture should appreciate that there must be something special at the root of Judaism that makes it so persistent.

Secular humanists should take note: Socialism failed in France and turned to mass murder. It failed in Russia and turned to mass murder. It failed in Germany and turned to mass murder. Same with Cambodia and Cuba. Chinese communism resorted to mass murder even before firmly in power.

Is there a noticeable trend here? One would think not, judging by the avidity with which people try to repeat the socialist ‘experiment’ and hope for different results.

But Islam is probably the biggest mass slaughterer of all time, and we call it a “Religion of Peace”. Is this existential irony a part of that same insanity?

Those Ivy League universities which allow the persecution of Jews because woke-fake propaganda says that Jews are colonialists and settlers should read the real history of Israel and the Jews. The idea of the modern “Jewish Homeland” entered international law with the San Remo treaty in 1922. This treaty was included in the United Nations Charter under article 80, so EVERY signatory of the United Nations Charter accepted that Israel has the right to exist.

Gaza and “Judea and Samaria” were illegally occupied by Egypt and Jordan respectively when the world left Israel to the wolves and vultures in the 1948 War of Independence, when the Arab world tried to continue the work of the Holocaust, but were beaten back.

There has always been Jewish occupation of the land. If you dig a hole in Israel you find mainly Jewish, but also Roman, Philistine or Canaanite remains, but not ‘Palestinian’, because the current iteration of ‘Palestine’ was only invented in 1963.

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Boy vs. Man

This is a little exercise in compare-and-contrast. A lot more could be said on the topic (two topics, actually), but we’ll start with this simple comparison.

First, French President Emmanuel “Toy Boy” Macron, who really, really seems to want a direct military confrontation with Russia. From Sky News:

Europe should prepare for war if it wants peace, French President Emmanuel Macron has said.

In an interview on French national television, Mr Macron said Vladimir Putin’s Russia was an adversary that would not stop in Ukraine if it defeated Kyiv’s troops.

“If Russia wins this war, Europe’s credibility will be reduced to zero,” Mr Macron said.

He added: “If war spread in Europe, Russia would be to blame.

“But if we decided to be weak, if we decided today that we would not respond, it would be choosing defeat already. And I don’t want that.”

He went on to say Europe’s security was “at stake in Ukraine”.

Mr Macron said it was important for Europe not to draw red lines, which would signal weakness to the Kremlin and encourage it to push on with its invasion of Ukraine.

But he refused to give detail on what a deployment to Ukraine might look like.

Mr Macron also reiterated his position on sending Western troops into Ukraine should not be ruled out but added that today’s situation did not require that.

“We’re not in that situation today,” he said, but added that “all these options are possible”.

Europe’s security is “at stake in Ukraine” only in the sense that interfering with what Russia considers its existential security issues is VERY bad for the security of the EU.

Time was, European political leaders (think: Bismarck) had a very well-developed sense of Realpolitik, of what was possible, and what might be accomplished within the constraints posed by the strengths and weaknesses of the competing great powers. But nothing remotely like that is in evidence today. Western leaders seem to fall all over themselves to strike a match next to the pool of gasoline that the Ukraine war represents.

There is a lot of speculation about why Mr. Macron is engaging in this flagrantly inflammatory rhetoric. One theory holds that he (and other EU leaders) are aware that the USA is about to cut its losses and bail on Ukraine, leaving the Europeans holding the bag. The collapse of the Ukrainian project will have devastating political consequences for the European Union, the full ramifications of which are not yet visible.

OK, that was the boy. Now consider one of the few adults on the European political scene.

The following report gives a representative account of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán from the point of view of the Western establishment — specifically, the media component of the Deep State known as The Washington Post. For many years I have assiduously avoided reading the WaPo, but I suppressed my gag reflex long enough to read this article in order to get an idea of the Conventional Wisdom on Mr. Orbán.

Some excerpts:

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Where Should Europeans Flee To When Our Countries Have Been Destroyed?

An earlier version of this essay was first published in Norwegian at the website

Where Should Europeans Flee To When Our Countries Have Been Destroyed?

by Fjordman

The national conservative government in Hungary has been under pressure from the EU for years because they oppose large-scale non-European immigration.

The Hungarians point out that the EU’s immigration policies create insecurity and instability in many European countries. By admitting large numbers of illegal immigrants each year, the EU also encourages continued large non-European immigration to Europe.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó stated on February 13, 2024, that a radical change of EU immigration policy is necessary in order to protect Europeans and their safety. Brussels’ open migration policy creates a real danger of “Europeans losing Europe,” he claimed.[1]

Unfortunately, this is not an exaggeration. If current trends continue, Europe may effectively cease to be the homeland of Europeans.

I have previously written that the migrations we are experiencing now are the largest and fastest in all of human history. In scope, they far surpass the so-called Migration Period which we associate with the fall of the Western Roman Empire.[2]

In Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, we were also largely dealing with migration within Europe. Now, foreign peoples from other continents are flooding into Europe.

According to a survey from 2023, one in five Swedes felt that their area has become less safe. At the same time, a narrow majority (51 per cent) of Swedes stated that they have personally considered moving to another place because of rising insecurity.[3]

Millions of Swedes no longer feel comfortable in their own neighbourhood. That half of the Swedish population has seriously considered moving from their current home due to fear of crime and violence would have been totally unthinkable 50 years earlier. At that time, Sweden was still a safe and relatively ethnically homogeneous country.

Now, Sweden has become a Multicultural country with mass immigration and massive rates of violent crime among imported clan cultures. The big question is: Where should citizens move to avoid these problems?

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