Saturday, February 16, 2019


Townhall's Cortney O'Brien reports on the upcoming book by Karin Agness Lips: "She's Conservative: Stories of Trials and Triumphs on America's College Campuses", available here. Lips is the President of Network of Enlightened Women, or NeW for short, America's premier organization for conservative university women.

We all know that leftists are always pro freedom of speech on the one condition that you agree with them. If you don't, they are suddenly not so nice anymore. Perhaps nowhere else is this phenomenon more visible than on campuses - especially American ones. Here are a couple of young American women who have decided to speak out:

The young conservative women whose stories make up the book are: Emily Hall, Vanessa Rivera, Caroline Hakes, Allison Berger, Margaret Reid, Emily Jashinsky, Mia Steupert, Brianna Mirabile, Grace Bannister, Neetu Chandak, Taylor Roth, Amelia Irvine, Jessica Martinez, Magdalene Horzempa, Charlotte Townsend, Brooke Reynolds, Sarah George, Katie Yoder (a Townhall contributor), Sophie Czerniecki, Brittany Slaughter, Paris Rizzo, and Rebecca Malone.

What we also know is that conservative women are far hotter than liberal ones:


Tuesday, February 12, 2019


I really wonder what's happened to the dems. Once upon a time, they were 'reasonable' leftists - somewhat. Clearly, that era has gone. It's a party carried away further and further to the left, not only by its fringes and minorities, but also by its dwindling white component. They have totally lost it. Only one thing can save the Democratic Party and that is destruction. I'm with Derek Hunter. Don't miss his piece over at Townhall:

"There are no areas in which liberals, progressives, leftists, socialists, or whatever they want to call themselves this week, are working for the betterment of American citizens or to advance the cause of individual liberty. Their entire existence appears to be just the opposite. That’s why they must be destroyed.

Rush Limbaugh, if I remember correctly, used to talk about wanting to keep a few liberals around so future generations could see that they were once real. That was in the 90s, when they still had a grasp on reality. Seems quaint now.

Now it’s as if those liberals never existed. Nancy Pelosi’s city is overrun with feces and used hypodermic needles as illegal aliens flood her state. She doesn’t see disaster, or even a problem, she sees what she’d like to bring everywhere.

To that end, Democrats are moving to destroy the ideas that make up America; everything that makes the United States worth defending.

It’s not just the so-called “Green New Deal,” the Marxist dream packaged as the answer to imaginary problems and pushed by the buck-toothed, bug-eyed Freshman Congresswoman from New York, it’s every concept they’re advocating.

A concept like eliminating cow farts and planes would have been treated like the joke it is just 5 years ago, now it’s gospel with millions of devotees. Monetary benefits for people “unwilling to work” would’ve gotten a politician run out of town, just as blatantly lying about it would have. Now a throne-sniffing media and presidential hopefuls treats its author like she’s the giver of light and not the incompetent narcissist who’s lucky breathing is a reflex because she’d forget how to do it that it she is."


"Everything Democrats are is a lie, everything the advocate for is cover for those lies. And everything they are pushing is the antithesis of what made this country the beacon of liberty for the world.

I don’t know why they hate liberty, I don’t know why they seek to make this country like those people flee to come here, I just know that they do. And I know they must be stopped.

But stopping them isn’t an option; they can’t be stopped. They’re like the Terminator – they will not stop. They can only be vanquished, destroyed. And destroyed they must be."


We can no longer count on the insanity of their words and actions to turn people off. The “Green New Deal” resolution read like an authoritarian kindergartener’s letter to Santa Claus, yet it was greeted by adults who should know better as important and serious. We’re too far removed from the horrors of communism in the Cold War for those lessons to resonate with voters, we’re too deep into an education system indoctrinating a generation into believing collectivism works and government is the only entity capable of delivering opportunity. Too many people believed elected leaders when they said the system was rigged against them, that there’s no point in trying.

Young people expect government to protect them, to parent them, to provide. They’ve been conditioned to despise success; envy and entitlement have supplanted the American Spirit. Liberalism has gone from being a contrary philosophy to being an evil.

It’s not enough to beat it an election or two, it must be thoroughly decimated. If it is not destroyed, it will win. If it wins, it’s over.

When addressing how to pay for the government assuming the role of providing so much in the name of saving the planet, the “Green New Deal” simply declares, “At the end of the day, this is an investment in our economy that should grow our wealth as a nation, so the question isn’t how will we pay for it, but what will we do with our new shared prosperity.”

There is no lie too big to tell and no shortage of people conditioned and willing to believe it. You can’t “compromise “with that, you must destroy it before it destroys you."


Sunday, February 10, 2019


Via Mail Online:

"...Writing on online forum Mumsnet, Mrs Scottow – who has also been served with a court order that bans her from referring to her accuser as a man – claimed: 'I was arrested in my home by three officers, with my autistic ten-year-old daughter and breastfed 20-month-old son present.

'I was then detained for seven hours in a cell with no sanitary products (which I said I needed) before being interviewed then later released under investigation ... I was arrested for harassment and malicious communications because I called someone out and misgendered them on Twitter.'

Confirming the arrest, Hertfordshire Police said: 'We take all reports of malicious communication seriously.'

The case is the latest where police have been accused of being heavy-handed in dealing with people who go online to debate gender issues.

Sitcom writer Graham Linehan was given a verbal harassment warning by West Yorkshire Police after transgender activist Stephanie Hayden reported him for referring to her by her previous names and pronouns on Twitter.

It was complaints by Miss Hayden that led both to the arrest of, and injunction against, Mrs Scottow.

High Court papers obtained by The Mail on Sunday detail how Mrs Scottow is accused of a 'campaign of targeted harassment' against Miss Hayden, allegedly motivated by her 'status as a transgender woman'.

The papers claim that, as a 'toxic' debate raged online over plans to allow people to 'self-ID' as another gender, Mrs Scottow tweeted 'defamatory' messages about Miss Hayden.

She is also alleged to have used accounts in two names to 'harass, defame, and publish derogatory and defamatory tweets' about Miss Hayden, including referring to her as male, stating she was 'racist, xenophobic and a crook' and mocking her as a 'fake lawyer'.

Mrs Scottow denied harassing or defaming Miss Hayden and said she holds a 'genuine and reasonable belief' that a human 'cannot practically speaking change sex', but Deputy Judge Jason Coppel QC issued an interim injunction that bans her from posting any personal information about Miss Hayden on social media, 'referencing her as a man' or linking her to her 'former male identity'..."

As much as I try to feel empathy for people who feel like they were born in the body of a sex not their own, it should be stated emphatically that cutting off your dick and have it replaced by something resembling a vagina does NOT make you a woman. And vice versa. There's obviously a lot of suffering involved, and I also do think we cannot simply dismiss the urge to change your sex as a whim. It's sometimes quite obvious that destinies got screwed up hormonally.

Even so, again, one can undergo some sort of cosmetic surgery to have appendages of the opposite sex added but that's what it will remain - cosmetic changes. At best one can resemble the opposite sex - but whether that's a service to the individual involved or society in general remains to be seen.

I must admit that with the enthusiastic transgenderism dada - the latest 'progressive' fad - the Left fooled me. I was convinced that after gay marriage and gay adoption the left would go full force for legalization of sex with children, in anticipation of their great happy marriage - or so they kid themselves - with their muslim allies.

But no, apparently that can wait for the moment. First advancement of the LGBTQ agenda. Of a more ominous nature however is the inexorable slide towards a police state, to quell dissent from normal people. With every passing day, it becomes clearer that the Left is aiming for a dictatorship. In few places in the developed world this is as obvious as in Britain. I am beginning to regard George Orwell as a visionary.

INGSOC is the name of the fictional political party in Oceania, more or less Britain and North America under a totalitarian government ruled by Big Brother in Orwell's novel 1984. It's that state's 'Newspeak' abbreviation for "English" and "Socialism".

Small Britain and the US are not a future homogenous totalitarian state yet, but leftists on either side of the pond are doing their damnedest best to crush dissent all right.

In the US, there's the surprising emergence of a figure like Donald Trump, who is becoming a beacon of hope for freedom-lovers everywhere.

But in Small Britain, INGSOC rule is indeed becoming a reality.


Saturday, February 09, 2019


As the catastrophic implications of authochton Europeans to self-reproduce become increasingly clear, the brazenness of those who are replacing us is going crescendo. In many European cities and neighborhoods a combination of extremely low fertility among White Europeans and 'soft ethnic cleansing' by (mostly muslim) usurpers has led to a complete demographic turnaround to the extent that these places no longer resemble Europe.

Life is hard for the few authochtons who still remain in what are now de facto foreign entities on European soil. It's even harder for the remnants of European Jewry. A report from Berlin, via The Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism:

"There are many indications that antisemitism in Germany has increased in recent years on social media, in the public domain, within the political system, and in society at large. Jews often try to avoid locations where antisemitism is at its worst or may affect them. But that is not possible for schoolchildren. A number of extreme antisemitic incidents in German schools have been published in recent years, and by elaborating on several that have taken place in Berlin, we can get an indication of how serious the problem has become.

In April 2017, a Jewish school boy was tormented by fellow pupils of Arab and Turkish descent at a public school in Berlin’s Friedenau district. To protect his identity, his first name was changed, and he became known in the media as Oscar Michalski. He was not only insulted, but an older student shot at him with a realistic-looking gun. He also strangled Oscar to the point of unconsciousness. The school’s population is about 80 percent Muslim; most are of Turkish and some of Arab provenance.

The school’s headmaster, who taught mathematics in the victim’s class, said that he was unaware of the problems. And the school’s administration and social worker ignored them even after they were alerted by the victim’s parents. His parents then moved Oscar to another school. The French-German public broadcaster Arte broadcast a documentary on the story of Oscar.

Another case of antisemitism in a Berlin school came to light in December 2017. There, an 18-year old Jewish high school pupil at the Ernst-Reuter-School in the Gesundbrunnen neighborhood was told by a female student during a discussion on the Middle East that “Hitler was good, he has murdered Jews.” Fellow students added, “you are all child murderers” and “you should all be decapitated.” From that point on during recess, the boy decided to remain indoors for his security.

In March 2018, a second-grade Jewish girl at the Paul Simmel Elementary School in Berlin’s Tempelhof-Schöneberg neighborhood was mobbed because of her Jewish identity. Her father said that his daughter had been insulted and threatened with death by Muslim pupils because “she doesn’t believe in Allah.”

At the Paul Simmel school (grand majority muslim schoolchildren) in Berlin a Jewish girl was told by a muslim girl that "those who do not believe in Allah will be burned".

Also in 2018, German-Jewish student Liam Rückert relocated from Berlin to Israel, in part because he had experienced rampant hatred of Jews at his Jungfernheide public school in Berlin’s Spandau neighborhood. The school is known to be problematic. Sixty-two percent of its pupils come from migrant backgrounds. Rückert said that he realized he had to conceal his Jewish identity when, during a discussion about the Middle East conflict, a student of Arab origin said that if there were a Jew in the class, he would kill him. Rückert also said that he had a gay Arab friend called Hussein. They shared their secret identities. Once Rückert’s Jewish identity became known, he was constantly insulted with words like “shit Jew” and “shit Israeli.” The school refused his request to change classes. His mother, who is of Israeli descent, said: “We received no support from the school administration.”

In June 2018, it became known that at the highly reputed John F. Kennedy School in the Berlin Zehlendorf neighborhood, a Jewish student had been harassed by various pupils for several months. This school’s pupils are primarily from German elite families, as well as those of foreign diplomats. One classmate blew cigarette smoke in the student’s face and told him he should “think about his gassed ancestors.” On other occasions, he received notes from classmates emblazoned with a swastika. A large part of the class tolerated the harassment or participated in it. There had also been antisemitic incidents aimed at a female Jewish student. The school’s administration said that they hadn’t understood the problems for several months, but took action as soon as the issue became known. At the beginning of the new school year, the administration plans to introduce a special program on discrimination.

German authorities are slowly waking up to the problem of antisemitism in schools, and are beginning to address it, but only partly. The government recognizes that in many cases, the alleged perpetrators are the children of Muslim immigrants, particularly in Berlin, which has the largest Muslim and Jewish communities.

Despite some recent laudable efforts to combat the problem, it will take a long time before most German schools will effectively deal properly with antisemitic and racist incidents, and educate pupils against discrimination. If incidents nevertheless occur, the perpetrators should be severely punished. All such incidents should be reported to the authorities and school administrations, and those that do not comply should be reprimanded or replaced. This sounds like a near-utopian vision of how the German reality will develop."

Manfred Gerstenfeld is an Austrian-born Israeli author and former Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Eva Odrischinsky is an editor at the Vidal Sassoon Center for the Study of Antisemitism

A video that adresses the same problem, courtesy our Waffenbrueder at Gates of Vienna:


Thursday, February 07, 2019


Over at American Thinker, Monica Showalter disassembles the walking disaster that is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

"New York 'it girl' and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has always carried one great big piece of political designer baggage with her: Socialism, with all its ghastly train of ruin, which she is trying to repackage as something fresh and new and fashionable. So all eyes were on her as she got a big condemnation of socialism right in her face from President Trump at his State of the Union speech the other night, with the president denouncing its horrors in Venezuela and declaring "America will never be a socialist country." Seventy-six percent of Americans approved of the speech.

MSNBC's Chris Matthews, hardly a hostile interviewer, asked her for a response and she came up with this whopper.

Here's the transcript from RealClearPolitics:

"What did you make of the president's aggressive statement about Venezuela tonight, and he talked about being a socialist country and how we're never going to be a socialist country. It was pretty truculent but it tied the notion of socialism to that particular regime. What do you think about the president, why he did that?" MSNBC's Chris Matthews asked.

"I think that he needs to do it because he feels like -- he feels himself losing on the issues," Ocasio-Cortez said. "Every single policy proposal that we have adopted and presented to the American public has been overwhelmingly popular, even some with a majority of Republican voters supporting what we're talking about."

"I think he sees himself losing on the issues, he sees himself losing on the wall in the southern border, and he needs to grasp at an ad hominem attack and this is his way of doing it," the Congresswoman said. "What we need to realize is happening is this is an issue of authoritarian regime versus democracy. In order for him to try to dissuade or throw people off the scent of the trail, he has to really make and confuse the public. And I think that that's exactly what he's trying to do."

"Confuse the public"?

What is there to be confused about?

Venezuela's a disastrous failure under 20 years of socialism, with starvation, zero medical care, industrial collapse, sovereign default, massive inflation, and millions of Venezuelans fleeing for their lives. It's not Cuba they're fleeing to, either, it's any place their feet will reach that isn't socialist.

And her dismissal of the matter as an 'ad hominem attack' is nonsense - Trump brought up no person, which is where the 'hominem' comes fro, he brought up the results of her own beloved socialism.

What gets me about this is that Ocasio-Cortez is trying to pass off her socialism as something different, the argument that 'ours will be a really good socialism,' which dates back to what radicals in the 1960s argued as they pushed for socialism in places like Cambodia, something that led skull heaps with 3 million dead.

Tom Wolfe, who first observed this, noted that lefties have been pushing a Utopian vision of 'our socialism will be a very good socialism' for years.

Ocasio-Cortez (and her patron, Bernie Sanders) are always attempting to claim that all they want is a Denmark-style socialism, but that's nonsense - Denmark and the other Scandinavian states have market economies with no attacks on anyone for being rich or having a business, and very large welfare states - which, surprise, they are dismantling. The socialism Ocasio-Cortez is promoting is a very different kind, the kind of massive taxation, expropriation, state planning and an explicit claim that "capitalism will not always exist."

So let's take a look at how Venezuela got the way it got.

It came to socialism in 1998, nearly a decade after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

It was premised on a rejection of IMF fiscal choking as a means of paying off government overspending at a time when oil prices were low. There's plenty to criticize in that, but the solution offered, by Hugo Chavez, who took office in early 1999, is an even bigger disaster.

Chavez got elected democratically.

He ran into trouble when made a lunge for the money, illegally taking over the country's state oil company around 2002 and using its earnings not to keep the business maintained and productive, but as a vehicle for social services spending. You know, like Sweden. He fired the nation's oil experts and brought in politically correct cronies to take their place. "Now, the oil belongs to the people," he thundered.

Getting away with that, it didn't take long for him to start expropriating businesses in the name of 'ending inequality' and handing them over to more socialist cronies in the name of 'the people' too, which did wonders for the investment climate. Homes of "the rich" also were targeted. He changed the constitution to a socialist one, 'for the people' and called his socialist revolution "bolivarian" and said there would be no turning back. All of this would of course lead to a 'sea of happiness' and guys like Oliver Stone, Sean Penn, and Bernie Sanders cheered.

He also started cheating on elections, with electronic device manipulation (hey, it was modern!) and praise from boobs such as Jimmy Carter. A recall referendum on held in 2004 was clearly a product of this manipulation and fraud, and the beginnings of the opposition, led by Maria Corina Machado, began the first inklings of resistance in the name of democracy. No, Alexandria, the people were not confused by about that point. Yet all of this in Venezuela was still recognized as 'democratic socialism,' not the bad kind Fidel Castro enacted, shooting his way into power.

The downward slide continued. Judges were replaced by adherents of socialism and rule of law became subject to rule of socialism, in the name of social justice. Guns were confiscated, in the name of the public good. Free speech was shut down - with newspaper after newspaper going bust for lack of newsprint (they couldn't buy it from abroad because dollars were unobtainable, once again in the name of socialist equality). Television news was even more trashed - with Chavista goons shooting up their news floors (I saw this with my own eyes at Globovision headquarters in Caracas) and Chavista cronies with access to dollars buying up the few that remained. No more free press. All done in the name of the people's own good..."

I suspect AOC has of late been shying away for marketing reasons from that dreaded word that begins with S and ends on ocialism. The buzzword now seems to be Green New Deal.

Which proves that AOC not only flunked economy lessons but history lessons as well. There's a very good book out there by Amity Shlaes, The Forgotten Man: a New History of the Great Depression, in which Mrs Shlaes makes the convincing case that FDR's New Deal, far from solving America's woes in the thirties, actually aggravated them. Check out this video with Peter Robinson, in another life a speechwriter for President Reagan, interviewing the author:

I would buy one for Madam Socialist Vortex, but I'm not sure about her reading skills either.


Tuesday, February 05, 2019


Nicholas Sandmann's lawyer, First Amendment expert L. Lin Wood, released a smack in your face video about what really happened on JAN 18, 2019 in front of the Lincoln Memorial:

Nick Sandmann’s legal team will send defamation suit warning letters to a lengthy list of: celebs, media outlets, those Catholic dioceses cowardly enough to not stand up for their exemplary pupils, and journalists, all of whom falsely accused Sandmann and his classmates of humiliating and harassing a Native American. The following list of those persons and organizations listed in the lawsuit has been released by The Cincinnati Inquirer:

The Washington Post
The New York Times
Cable News Network, Inc. (CNN)
The Guardian
National Public Radio
Atlantic Media Inc.
Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.
Diocese of Covington
Diocese of Lexington
Archdiocese of Louisville
Diocese of Baltimore
Ana Cabrera
Sara Sidner
Erin Burnett
S.E. Cupp
Elliot C. McLaughlin
Amanda Watts
Emanuella Grinberg
Michelle Boorstein
Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
Antonio Olivo
Joe Heim
Michael E. Miller
Eli Rosenberg
Isaac Stanley-Becker
Kristine Phillips
Sarah Mervosh
Emily S. Rueb
Maggie Haberman
David Brooks
Shannon Doyne
Kurt Eichenwald
Andrea Mitchell
Savannah Guthrie
Joy Reid
Chuck Todd
Noah Berlatsky
Elisha Fieldstadt
Eun Kyung Kim
Bill Maher
Warner Media
Condé Nast
The Hill
The Atlantic
Ilhan Omar
Elizabeth Warren
Kathy Griffin
Alyssa Milano
Jim Carrey

About halfway thru that video you will see S.E. Cupp, a supposedly conservative pundit. Conservative my ass. I've been following her for perhaps 5 years now, and she's about as Conservative as your run of the mill euro 'christian' 'democrat'. Help expose her for what she is. She has no place on the Right.


Monday, February 04, 2019


As per usual, an eloguent video courtesy Prager University:

There's indeed no arguing. Leftists are generally so absorbed in their own self-righteousness they take it at face value that no sane person could even think slightly differently from the way they do.

I have, alas, witnessed this several times in the company of family and friends of a rather leftist persuasion. Over the past year, on three separate occasions, during shared meals, suddenly Woman X (and then Man X) at one occasion, or Woman Y at another, or Sister X on a third occasion, would explode stating that "Trump was an asshole". On each occasion the woman put this statement forward with such an imperial air of being correct on the subject, that merely contemplating that someone else at the table might disagree to even the slightest extent, was out of the question.

Now I absolutely LOATHE, say, Hillary Clinton. But there's not a hair on my head that would think of suddenly exclaiming "Hillary Clinton is a perfidious CROOK" the moment I would sit down to have a nice meal with people you otherwise like.

These are just three separate occasions, but there have been many more. I can only conclude that leftists absolutely DON'T like it when someone disagrees with their exalted POV.

But then...

... I guess I'm telling you nothing new.


Sunday, February 03, 2019


By now you must be getting to know Anuna De Wever, the 17 year old schoolgirl climate activist and Flemish version of Sweden's Greta Thunberg. If you don't, you're not up to date. Even the BBC, the New York Times and Leonardo Di Caprio have discovered her:

Some stills. This from the demo last Thursday:

Ms De Wever would NEVER be such a phenomenon if it wasn't for the eager, drooling two-pronged support of both MSM and the traditional parties. Belgian MSM, choke choke choke full of leftists and greens, is quite orgasmic because Anuna De Wever, as someone who is easy on the eye, very outspoken, AND not sure about whether she's a boy or a girl, is their dream candidate to promote the climate apocalypse if we don't go back living in caves. And surprise surprise, Anuna's mother is... a sociologist, and her father 'works' in the city planning department, i.e. sitting on his warm ass for a cushy government job.

This for instance is an HLN screenshot of two weeks back:

"Portrait of Anuna De Wever (17), the climate warrior who doesn't want to be a boy or a girl."

Not to be outdone, the Belgian traditional political parties are doing their damnedest best to recuperate the mass phenomenon of tens of thousands of youths demonstrating "for the climate" each and every week in Brussels, Ghent, Liège and next week Leuven, for in three months, there will be national and European elections and this climate lunacy is THE perfect excuse to neutralize the real pressing issue, unbridled immigration.

Meanwhile, in the real world, via The Weather Network:

"Sunday, February 3, 2019, 10:50 AM - Heavy snow left thousands of vehicles stranded in a 12 km-long traffic jam on an Italian highway Saturday. Firefighters were called upon to rescue some 200 people who had been trapped in cars and buses for hours amid freezing temperatures."

For the Howler of the Weekend, we turn to the Pyrenees, the mountain chain between France and Spain, where around one thousand Flemish schoolchildren en route for snow classes and ski lessons in Andorra, got stuck in their buses when a pass was blocked by a snowstorm:

"For about one thousand Flemish students their winter sports vacation in Andorra did not exactly start on a positive note. On 1,000m alt. several Belgian buses were surprised by a snowstorm. The foul weather even caused one of the buses to start swerving on the mountain road and a snow chain broke off. The youths were stuck for hours. To make matters worse, afterwards they got to hear that the mountain pass had been closed off. The beginning of hours of uncertainty. In the meantime the mountain pass is open again."

Cripes Suzette. Last time I checked they had been sitting on those buses for 42 hours. They should have skipped ski classes instead of mathematics classes. 42 hours! And now the poor sods are all guilty of excess CO2 emissions!


Friday, February 01, 2019


... during which Shane and Ryan (Buzzfeed Unsolved) will entertain you on the subject of UFOs:

I like these guys. They are goofy and sympatico.




A man with a record as PM of Canada so impressive that it makes you wonder what got in Canadians' heads to replace him with a lunatic:

And a class act too.


Sunday, January 27, 2019


From Egard Watches:

Like the logo.


Saturday, January 26, 2019


No comment for the rest. I guess I'm too put down by the President caving in to a bunch of immorals hellbent on destroying the country.


Thursday, January 24, 2019


On January 10, 2019, DowneastBlog bestowed the Twat of the Day Award on Anuna De Wever, the 17-year old schoolgirl from Antwerp who exhorted her Flemish peers to skip class for the climate:

"From now on Anuna (17) will skip class every Thursday for the climate: "What's a missed hour of mathematics, if you can also demonstrate for a better climate?"

And boy, did the message about skipping math class fall on deaf ears. Not. A couple of days later 4,000 youths skipped class to demonstrate in Brussels. For the climate. Again, via HLN:

"Eight days ago Anuna De Wever (17) and Kyra Gantois (19) decided to skip class every Thursday, to protest in Brussels and ask for attention for the climate. Yesterday was Day 1 of their action and - fasten your seat belts - a staggering 4,000 students demonstrated in Brussels. "I'm so fucking glad!"

You don't say. Indeed, what's a paltry 4,000 missed hours of mathematics? 8,000 by the week after? 16,000, 32,000, 640,000??? The Climate warming up is more important. Let Chinese and Indian schoolchildren study mathematics and let us demonstrate! Progress!!!"

If Anuna continues the way she does, I may have to give her a Twat of the Day Nobel Prize before Spring. Today, Thursday, no less than 35,000 boys and girls who would be far better off taking classes in calculus or statistics, decided to roam the streets of Brussels - conveniently hampering the local economy - to stave off the catastrophic warming up of the planet:

"Youths massively skipping class took to the streets in Brussel to demonstrate for the climate. Police estimates there were about 35,000 of them, almost three times as many as on the march last week."

In the north of the Baltic, there is a group of islands off the Finish coast, the Kvarken Archipelago. During the last Ice Age, as most of Scandinavia was covered under a mile-high ice layer, the weight forced the land underneath downwards with tremendous force. Around 13,000 years ago, this layer, which had taken around 100,000 years to form, melted away in a mere three thousand years. What we are seeing in Scandinavia - with the Kvarken Archipelago merely a very visible phenomenon - is that the land takes far more time to bounce back. Compare it to your fuel storage tank buried in your lawn. Throughout winter, you use it up pretty quickly and when empty, you rush to fill it. Were you to stop using it to warm your house - when you feel you have to save the planet, for instance - you'd better fill that now useless tank with sand, or else it will emerge in you lawn after a couple of years. It's called inertia. Same as what's happening in Scandinavia. Islands popping up - and which will continue to do so for an estimated 10,000 years - are a reminder of a once gargantuan ice pack defying description.

The question we have to ask ourselves, apart from what caused the last Ice Age in the first place (and the ones preceding it), is of course, WHAT EXACTLY caused this comparatively sudden deglaciation?

If you think it was because of the CO2 of the campfires of some 300,000 Cro Magnons, I have a slot in Ms. De Wever's next demo to sell you. And while we are at it, if at the same time you want to do something about world poverty, why, I can sell you two tickets for the price of one! Because Anuna has some ideas about that too. Via Knack:

"There's something fundamentally wrong with our monetary system. [...] The World Bank could help for countries doing an effort. It's only paper, they only have to print it."

Indeed. If memory serves, the technique did wonders in Germany in the twenties, Zimbabwe in the eighties and nineties, and most recently, in Venezuela. Small wonder that Ms De Wever is the left's newfound heroine, although to be sure, all the other 'traditional' parties are doing their best as suitors. Only Vlaams Belang refrains from doing so, but they are some sort of Cro Magnons anyway.

But I have to admit it, she and her peers scare me. SCARE me, SCARE me, SCARE me. You may ask, why? It's just a 17 year old schoolgirl, right?

Er, no. If for a moment we forget there is such a thing as gender - in other words if we assume there were no XXs or XYs in today's demo - then we could witness this Thursday, JAN 24, 2019, around 35,000 Anuna De Wevers in the streets of Brussels. Almost everyone of them is 17, 18 or 19 years old.

In Belgium, you are eligible to vote when you're 18.

On MAY 26, 2019, there will be national and European elections in Belgium.