Tuesday, May 21, 2019



Sunday, May 19, 2019


First the Cato Institute video. An excellent comparison between Chile and Venezuela:

Augusto Pinochet was not your ideal grandpa, but he saved Chile the horrible ordeal of Venezuela. Chileans should be grateful for that.

Then a video by Prager University: "How's socialism doing in Venezuela"?

Americans are next year offered the choice between More Winning or 'democratic socialism'. In the UK, the chance that a communist like Corbyn becomes PM is nog unthinkable.

Which begs the question: how many Venezuelas does the world need before people finally begin to understand socialism belongs in the dustbin of history?


Saturday, May 18, 2019


Had to happen one day. Fleetwood Mac with Go Your Own Way. From the iconic Rumours album (1977). Recorded (largely) in Sausalito's Record Plant.

One of the sounds I grew up with. Snicker.

John Cougar Mellencamp with Jack and Diane. Album American Fool (1982).

Your typical American Fool, but I do appreciate his work for Farm Aid.

Slaap wel.



All hail to the great state of Alabama which passed the Human Life Protection Act, and I hear that Missouri will follow suit.

Don't fall for the fake argument of this law forcing women to carry genetically impaired foetuses or the offspring of rapists. That argument is as old as the hills, and it's a lie. Liberal legislation has enabled the abortions of perfectly healthy human beings in the OVERWHELMING majority of cases. In the few single digit - or less than single digit - cases where the above mentioned categories come into play, I'm sure there are ways to find a humane solution. If the baby's birth really poses a threat to the health of the mother - as was the case during my wife's second pregnancy for instance - well, any sensible hospital staff does not even need a vehicle like the HLPA. These things can be discussed and solved on the spot, serenely and discreetly. And if the baby's father is a rapist, why does no one ever talk about the many couples out there incapable of having children? If a woman absolutely does not want to raise the child - which is of course perfectly understandable - well, I hear that in the US at least, the number of people waiting to adopt a child is almost forty times the number of 'available' children. There is not a shred of doubt in my mind that most would welcome children conceived in rape.

In short, it's better to trust human common sense and not have bad legislation which will immediately be exploited for completely other ends than the ones it was purportedly designed for. Roe vs Wade has resulted in the deaths of between 55 and 60 million foetuses which were neither genetically impaired or fathered by sexual predators. I'm not saying that having no legislation at all, or legislation like Alabama's HLPA, is always a good thing. I am just saying that sometimes it's better to stick with less than ideal laws severely restricting abortions - which may, alas and indeed, sometimes result in a tragic outcome - than providing laws that spell doom for litterally millions.

Anyway, predictably, the left lost its head collectively. One such idiot proved for the umpteenth time that leftists simply CANNOT grasp the concept that out there, there are good, decent, intelligent people who just happen to have another opinion. As Saint Winston once said, "some people's idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage."

Via RedState:

That twat is another excellent example of the left's idea of freedom of speech and expression: "Sure, you can say what you want as long as it's exactly what I think". Straight out of the textbook of Frankfurter School icon Herbert Marcuse, more precisely from his 1965 essay 'Repressive Tolerance':

"Liberating tolerance, then, would mean intolerance against movements from the Right and toleration of movements from the Left.

Surely, no government can be expected to foster its own subversion, but in a democracy such a right is vested in the people (i.e. in the majority of the people). This means that the ways should not be blocked on which a subversive majority could develop, and if they are blocked by organized repression and indoctrination, their reopening may require apparently undemocratic means. They would include the withdrawal of toleration of speech and assembly from groups and movements which promote aggressive policies, armament, chauvinism, discrimination on the grounds of race and religion, or which oppose the extension of public services, social security, medical care, etc."

In short, freedom of speech for mee but not for thee, cause you disagree with mee. A staple of the left since time immemorial.

For more info, a little more than one year ago, we had a blogpost up about the Frankfurter School and its wretched teachings.

Anyway, kudos to that police officer for teaching that twat a lesson. Though she being a liberal, it's a safe bet she will have learned nothing.


Thursday, May 16, 2019


I have never had a high opinion of the Dutch King, so this series of photographs of him joining an iftar dinner is no surprise for me.

Of special interest is that women and men eat separately, but the Monarch of the Most Tolerant Nation On Earth apparently has no problem with setting the clock back fourteen centuries. Via GeenStijl:

Never mind the blonde gal at Willem Alexander's side. It's not his wife Queen Maxima. Must be a staffer or something. Anyway, the ONLY reason that this twat is allowed to sit at male-dominated tables is because of WimLex.

Apartheid in The Netherlands, A.D. 2019. The real howler is that in the photo below, you can see the King having a good time with muslim male chauvinist pigs - not that feminists have a problem with them - below a photo of Anti-Apartheid icon Nelson F. Mandela (F for Fucking, cause he was a commie terrorist, but I digress).

In other news, earlier this year The Netherlands Times reported that dozens could have been killed in a terrorist attack which was foiled last September:


"The Netherlands escaped a terrorist attack that could've resulted in "dozens of victims" with the arrest of seven suspects in Arnhem and Weert in September last year, the Public Prosecutor said in court on Thursday - the first proforma hearing in this case. Only three of the six suspects still in detention were present at the hearing, AD reports.

"The suspects said goodbye to friends. These suspects were on the way to commit an attack, with dozens of victims. The Netherlands escaped a major attack", the Prosecutor said.

According to the Prosecutor, the attack was to happen at a festival. The suspects discussed how they would get ready outside the festival, and then go in and commit an attack. "They also talked about tactics: how should they do it? And what to do if one of them is tagged by the police?" They decided not to walk too close to each other, and detonate their bomb vest if they police grab them, the Prosecutor said.

The Prosecutor stressed that there was never a real danger, because the police infiltrated this group and foiled their plans. "But how different it could have been. If the string had broken with the infiltrators, we might have had dozens of victims."

The police infiltration started on May 18th last year, after intelligence service AIVD informed the police that main suspect Hardi N. was planning an attack. The police infiltrators made first contact with the group on June 5th in Arnhem. The suspects were eventually arrested in Arnhem and Weert on September 27th.

Shortly before their arrests, four of the suspects attended firearms training at a home in a holiday park in Weert, Limburg. What they did not know is that the two men who gave them training and provided the firearms, which had been made safe, were undercover police officers. The home was full of eavesdropping equipment and cameras. When the four left the park in a van, they were arrested. Three others were arrested in the Arnhem region. One of the seven suspects has since been released and did not have to appear in court on Thursday.

The suspects who did have to appear are 34-year-old Hardi N., 21-year-old Wail el A., 21-year-old Nabil B., 21-year-old Morat M., 30-year-old Shevan A. and 26-year-old Nadeem S. All of the suspects originally came from the Arnhem region, but some of them moved to Rotterdam and Vlaardingen recently. Their homes were searched after their arrests..."

Dammit, I digress again. Cause that foiled terrorist attack had nothing to do with islam.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Although it's a Dutch ad, produced by the PVV (Partij voor Vrijheid, Geert Wilders' party), it might as well serve for my dear fellow countrymen and -women (all three of them), since in little more than a week there's going to be parliamentary elections in Belgium.

Ignore the danger at your own peril. But if you are a sane and alert person, vote for people and parties who want to stop the horrifying process of islamization of our countries and indeed, our entire continent.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Time to start a new series, "This is the Enemy", and what better enemy to focus on first than the ultraleft LGBTQ community? Via Newswars:

"Converse has announced the release of a new line of shoes celebrating LGBT culture alongside a marketing campaign featuring characters of various sexual orientations, including an 11-year-old ‘drag kid’ who goes by the stage name ‘Desmond Is Amazing.’

“We’re happy to launch our Pride Collection, partnering with six individuals connected to the LGBTQ+ community who show the power of expressing one’s true self,” the apparel company tweeted on Monday.

Desmond is highlighted on the Converse website wearing a flamboyant outfit and make-up, striking a dramatic dance pose alongside a quote stating, “There is no normal.”

A brief bio describes him as a “drag kid / lgbtq+ advocate.”

Desmond Napoles has autism, according to his parents, who say that his ‘drag performances’ help him to cope with his disability.

He began to garner attention in 2015 after dancing in the NYC Pride Parade, and amid rising popularity on social media, Napoles was invited to appear on Good Morning America, where he danced for the audience and was paid a visit from three adult drag queens.

In late 2018, disturbing video footage surfaced of Desmond performing at gay bars in Brooklyn and San Francisco, while grown men threw bills at him, and shortly afterwards, journalists discovered Desmond had appeared in a interview with infamous 90s “club kid” Michael Alig, who had spent 17 years in jail for the killing and dismemberment of a fellow clubber and drug dealer.

“On Alig’s show ‘Pee-ew!’ 10-year-old Desmond sat between Alig and Alig’s fellow ‘Club Kid’ Ernie Glam, making stilted conversation about the child’s favorite television shows, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and ‘Dragula,'” LifeSite reports. “Over their heads was a painting of a cartoon child skipping rope over the word ‘Rohypnol.’ Rohypnol is a well-known date rape drug often used to incapacitate victims marked for sexual assault.”"

Here are a couple of videos the bastards at YouTube won't yank:


I will repeat it again. Over here at DowneastBlog we don't hate homosexuals and lesbians. Personally, although I haven't delved in the how or why of people being gay, I tend to believe that one cannot 'blame' someone being that way anymore than one can blame someone for having freckles or blonde hair. To the best of my knowledge, the percentage of gay people in society is around 3 per cent. I might add that one of my four best friends is gay. He lives with his partner, a Swiss man, near the town of L. And my friend is one of the nicest chaps you will ever meet. When he confided his being so in 1989 or thereabouts, I told him I didn't care.

But there's a kind of bipolar disorde, for want of a better denominator, between the acceptance by society of a mere biological fact and not dwelling upon it any more than necessary, and the outright promotion of the gay lifestyle the way we witness it now. Especially in a time when Whites are literally on the road to extinction.

If you are a sane person, fight this dangerous and destructive propaganda with all your might.


Tuesday, May 07, 2019


Said that joker.

No pun intended!


Monday, May 06, 2019


All of them should be deported. ALL - OF - THEM. Via Breitbart:

"The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reported Friday that the Muslim American Society Islamic Center in Philadelphia (MAS Philly) had uploaded a video of children wearing Palestinian attire and singing jihadist songs.

The video, which was uploaded to the center’s Facebook page on April 22, appears to be one of several videos uploaded in celebration of “Ummah Day.” (The word “ummah” refers to the worldwide Muslim community.) The center uploaded several other videos to its Facebook page, each featuring children making presentations that represented other Muslim countries. However, the Palestinian video now appears to have been deleted.

In the video, which MEMRI reposted with subtitles, the children are shown singing jihadist or terrorist songs, praising the “blood of martyrs,” a reference to suicide bombing. They also sing “Our Palestine must return to us,” and recite speeches praising suicide bombers: “They compete with one another to reach Paradise.” They add: “We will chop off their heads, and we will liberate the sorrowful and exalted Al-Aqsa Mosque … and we will subject them to eternal torture.” One child wears a t-shirt showing a map of Palestine on which Israel has been eliminated.

Such videos of children pledging their loyalty to terrorism are common on Palestinian television, particularly but not exclusively in Gaza, which is run by the Hamas terrorist group. Other Palestinian Authority publications extol the virtues of terror; to this day, the Palestinian government pays stipends to jailed terrorists and the families of dead ones.

In a statement posted to the MAS Philly Facebook page Saturday, the center said “not all songs were properly vetted.” It added: “This was an unintended mistake and an oversight in which the center and the students are remorseful.” "

An unintended mistake huh? The center and the students are remorseful huh?

MY A - S - S. We have heard that song before.


"The Hadith makes it clear that Muslims are allowed to lie to unbelievers in order to defeat them or protect themselves. There are several forms:

a.) Taqiyya - Saying something that isn't true as it relates to the Muslim identity. This is a Shiite term: the Sunni counterpart is Muda'rat.

b.) Kitman - Lying by omission. An example would be when Muslim apologists quote only a fragment of verse 5:32 (that if anyone kills "it shall be as if he had killed all mankind") while neglecting to mention that the rest of the verse (and the next) mandate murder in undefined cases of "corruption" and "mischief."

c.) Tawriya - Intentionally creating a false impression.

d.) Muruna - 'Blending in' by setting aside some practices of Islam or Sharia in order to advance others."

Be a fool at your own peril.


Saturday, May 04, 2019


Over at American Thinker, Peter Skurkiss with a piece about about the once respected magazine Time drooling over Pete Buttigieg and his 'husband':

"An early pioneer of conservative talk radio was the late Bob Grant (1929–2013), who broadcast out of New York City. Often when Grant was commenting on some outrage in the news, he'd say, "It's sick out there and getting sicker." If only he knew how his words would ring ever more true in the years to come.

This is not a family. It's a TRAVESTY of a family.

The case in point is the cover of the current Time magazine. It is a photograph of "Mayor Pete" Buttigieg and his "husband" Chasten Buttigieg standing close together with the caption "First Family." (Permit me a minor digression here. If Chasten is the "husband" of this couple, why are both of them using Buttigieg's last name and not Chasten's, which is Glezman? I guess I'm too old and deplorable to understand such nuances.)

This cover and its accompanying story is an in-your-face, full-blown endorsement of homosexual "marriage" and the effort to make it appear normal. Here we are seeing propaganda at its finest. It is an example of what the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.) meant when he talked about "defining deviancy down."

Moynihan based this observation of the work of sociologist Emile Durkheim, who said there is a limit to bad behavior that a society can tolerate before it starts to lower its standards. Is this not what we have been seeing since the 1960s? One insult to the family, to fatherhood, to patriotism, and to normality itself ratchets traditional standards down. At that point, the system digests the changes, rests for a brief time, and then the Left begins its next assault. The trajectory is always down, never up.

I have been following the 'defining deviance down' process for more years than I care to remember. At first I was shocked at what the counterculture was able to get away with. Now I unfortunately believe that the end is not yet in sight in America's race to the gutter."

The near-pathological obsession of the left with gay relationships is astounding, even more so in light of the simply catastrophic demographic evolution in both Europe and North America, especially in the former. WHY is popular 'culture' doing its very best to extol the virtues of a lifestyle that is barren, anti-evolution and profoundly unhealthy? Here, for example, is a short trait about the health risks involved for gay males:

"Unhealthy sexual behaviors occur among both heterosexuals and homosexuals. Yet the medical and social science evidence indicate that homosexual behavior is uniformly unhealthy. Although both male and female homosexual practices lead to increases in Sexually Transmitted Diseases, the practices and diseases are sufficiently different that they merit separate discussion.

1. Male Homosexual Behavior

Men having sex with other men leads to greater health risks than men having sex with women1 not only because of promiscuity but also because of the nature of sex among men. A British researcher summarizes the danger as follows:

“Male homosexual behaviour is not simply either ‘active’ or ‘passive,’ since penile-anal, mouth-penile, and hand-anal sexual contact is usual for both partners, and mouth-anal contact is not infrequent. . . . Mouth-anal contact is the reason for the relatively high incidence of diseases caused by bowel pathogens in male homosexuals. Trauma may encourage the entry of micro-organisms and thus lead to primary syphilitic lesions occurring in the anogenital area. . . . In addition to sodomy, trauma may be caused by foreign bodies, including stimulators of various kinds, penile adornments, and prostheses.”2

Although the specific activities addressed below may be practiced by heterosexuals at times, homosexual men engage in these activities to a far greater extent.3

a. Anal-genital

Anal intercourse is the sine qua non of sex for many gay men.4 Yet human physiology makes it clear that the body was not designed to accommodate this activity. The rectum is significantly different from the vagina with regard to suitability for penetration by a penis. The vagina has natural lubricants and is supported by a network of muscles. It is composed of a mucus membrane with a multi-layer stratified squamous epithelium that allows it to endure friction without damage and to resist the immunological actions caused by semen and sperm. In comparison, the anus is a delicate mechanism of small muscles that comprise an “exit-only” passage. With repeated trauma, friction and stretching, the sphincter loses its tone and its ability to maintain a tight seal. Consequently, anal intercourse leads to leakage of fecal material that can easily become chronic.

The potential for injury is exacerbated by the fact that the intestine has only a single layer of cells separating it from highly vascular tissue, that is, blood. Therefore, any organisms that are introduced into the rectum have a much easier time establishing a foothold for infection than they would in a vagina. The single layer tissue cannot withstand the friction associated with penile penetration, resulting in traumas that expose both participants to blood, organisms in feces, and a mixing of bodily fluids.

Furthermore, ejaculate has components that are immunosuppressive. In the course of ordinary reproductive physiology, this allows the sperm to evade the immune defenses of the female. Rectal insemination of rabbits has shown that sperm impaired the immune defenses of the recipient.5 Semen may have a similar impact on humans.6

The end result is that the fragility of the anus and rectum, along with the immunosuppressive effect of ejaculate, make anal-genital intercourse a most efficient manner of transmitting HIV and other infections. The list of diseases found with extraordinary frequency among male homosexual practitioners as a result of anal intercourse is alarming:

Anal Cancer
Chlamydia trachomatis
Giardia lamblia
Herpes simplex virus
Human immunodeficiency virus
Human papilloma virus
Isospora belli
Viral hepatitis types B & C

Sexual transmission of some of these diseases is so rare in the exclusively heterosexual population as to be virtually unknown. Others, while found among heterosexual and homosexual practitioners, are clearly predominated by those involved in homosexual activity. Syphilis, for example is found among heterosexual and homosexual practitioners. But in 1999, King County, Washington (Seattle), reported that 85 percent of syphilis cases were among self-identified homosexual practitioners.8 And as noted above, syphilis among homosexual men is now at epidemic levels in San Francisco...."

Read the rest here. Sorry if you just ate.

But be all that as it may... the overenthusiastic promotion of gay lifestyles by our moral betters comes in the worst of times, demography-wise. Whites are a dying race. There's no denying it anymore. Here, for instance, are the last two pages of a quarterly bulletin issued by an association of former students of a High School somewhere in Flanders. I'm sure it's the same story from De Panne to Sint-Pieters-Voeren. This is the last but one page, dealing with the "Overlijdens", the recently deceased (parents, uncles, aunts, brothers of former students):

Twelve dead and counting, wait indeed, there's more. The last page mentions another two deceased, and then we come to the paragraph with the newborns ('Geboorten'):

So, in short, we are talking here about fourteen people who have left us, and one replacement. Minus fourteen and plus one makes minus thirteen.

Or how about this? Here are two other telling pics, from a run of the mill parish church in Flanders, as you can find them anywhere from the North Sea to the German border. In Belgian Catholic churches, it is customary to provide two placards near the church entrance to display either remembrance cards and little crosses of the recently deceased, on the one hand:

In this case, eight people...

Or, on the other hand, little shells with the names of recently baptized children:

One. Just one. A little darling by the name of Lore.

Sure, you will argue that not all young parents are baptizing their children anymore. Well, that's fair. Still, I would wager, without checking any data, that a slight majority still does it. There used to be a time, not too long ago, when the little shells could reliably be used as a parameter for births. But okay, let's assume that only one newborn 'Biobelgian' out of two is baptized. Assume that for this little one who got sprinkled with Holy Water, there's another one who was not. That still leaves us with eight dead people vs two who will step in their place. Not good arithmetic. Especially not when, alas, we have to conclude that year after year, the number of people who choose to depart from this world WITHOUT Christian rites is ALSO steeply on the rise. On that first placard, there's perhaps three people missing who opted for having their ashes thrown and scattered in the wind without the Catholic church having a say in it. Not enough for our comparison to cancel out, percentage-wise, the non-baptized newborns, but we're getting there, certainly. Europe, more so than North America, can't seem to put Christianity out there with the garbage bags fast enough.

So Europe has apparently decided not to procreate anymore, at least the natives. And to discourage those who would still think of making kids themselves, there's now a gargantuan propaganda effort at work to fool our youngsters into believing that males buttplugging other males, or females doing females, is just as wonderful and normal - actually, even more so - than what heterosexuals do between the sheets.

We are already destroying ourselves.

But it seems that for the left things still don't go fast enough. The Time propaganda hit job, see above, is but one piece of evidence among a gazillion.


Friday, May 03, 2019


During which Sparky Sweets, PhD, tells us a thing or two about Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness, in the following Thug Notes installment:

I must have read it some eight to nine years back in this commemmorative edition of H.P. Lovecraft:

I thought it lacked some plot substance, but overall it was a good read. Lovecraft does have a beautiful, measured, clear writing style, even though these days it must come over as a tad old-fashioned. But if you are into books, buy Necronomicon, it'll be a nice and worthy addition to your library.

While we are at it, here's some Lovecraft 101:

Have a nice weekend!


Thursday, May 02, 2019

MAY 2ND, 2019.

It's been 8 years since my father died.

My father started working at age 14 and quit at 74. He died three years later, not a month and a half after his 77th birthday. He enjoyed a full pension a whole three years and three months. And I find myself wondering, was all that toil, all that labour, all that sacrifice, necessary?

For him personally, perhaps not. He could have had an easier old day. But it enabled my three siblings and me to pursue higher studies. It was my parents' daily travail - cause let's certainly not forget my mother - day in and day out, year after year, that made our lives more rewarding and comfortable. It's not that we grew up to be carefree and spoiled brats; it's that their efforts gave us a very serious head start in life. Something the four of us benefit from to this day. May my wife and I be able to do the same for our kids.

My father. What an example.

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me."
~ Psalm 23:4 ~

Rest in peace dad. You are not forgotten.


Wednesday, May 01, 2019


More news about the mechanisms behind the riots following the alleged sexual abuse of a 4 year old girl of Guinese parents in primary school Ecole No. 1 in Schaarbeek, Brussels.

As we have seen, a thorough medical examination of the child revealed only that the blood in her underwear was manifestly not the result of sexual abuse, but of an infection caused by bad hygiene. For perhaps obvious reasons the parents of the kid refused to acknowledge this and kept insisting their child had been sexually assaulted by school staff. That's an echo of another notorious case in Antwerp some six years back, where muslim parents of primary school 'De Blokkendoos' went so totally berserk over alleged sexual abuse by a female autochton teacher that the woman in question broke down psychologically. In that case, a judicial enquiry proved beyond doubt that nothing happened, but the false rumours kept spreading like wildfire via social media, and in the end the teacher, Magalie Alpaerts, mentally incapable to resume work, lost her job.

As for this case, here too, the excessive and violent reactions were fueled by what cannot be labeled otherwise than 'fake news'. And the main culprits are:

a.) one Yusuf Yildiz, a Schaarbeek City Council member for cdH, a centrist party. cdH used to be the Walloon, French speaking counterpart of the 'Flemish' 'Christian' 'Democrats' until some twelve years ago, when the then Chairwoman, Joelle Milquet, decided that the 'C' for 'Christian' was sooooooo old-fashioned and from then on cdH simply meant 'centre démocrate Humaniste'. But I digress. Anyway, via HLN, a screenshot of Yusuf Yildiz' short film, which he spread via social media and wherein he stated, without proof whatsoever and BEFORE the results of the medical examination were in, that the girl had been sexually assaulted:

Yildiz put the film on Friday on his FaceBook page, and litterally labeled the case “the sexual abuse of a 4 year old child on École 1”. The video was viewed almost 160,000 times and shared more than 3,000 times.

b.) One Abobakre Bouhjar, Parti Socialiste.

c.) One Cellou Satina Diallo, City Council member for the Parti Socialiste. He, too, would have exhorted his followers to take violent action. This is a list of 'Mr' Diallo's demands:

By his own confession, 'Mr' Diallo spent the entire morning and noon following the results of the medical examination before the school entrance, sharing photos and films, and oh so happily fanning the flames of anti-white sentiment. Which is quite rich, since as a City Council member he is paid to look after Schaarbeek's best interests, and not waste his time out in the streets... while his salary is ultimately being paid by those same hated Whites. But how could our community organizer be bothered by such mundane things as, dunno, doing something about Schaarbeeks potholes, when gullible Flemings continue to lavishly pour their tax money in the bottomless sinkholes of Brussels and Wallonia?

Yusuf Yildiz, Abobakre Bouhjar, Cellou Satina Diallo... if Population Replacement was the Brussels Underground, we would have reached the end of the line by now. This is what happens when 'progressive' parties put wholly unqualified people on lists with the naked aim to garner as many votes as possible from the imported voting cattle in their districts. And if you import the Third World, you become the Third World. If nothing is done to counter this, the local firestorm which we have been witnessing these past days on the streets of Schaarbeek will one day engulf the entire nation.

Anyway, affter reading how a number of two-digit IQ 'officials' were able to stoke serious unrest in a Belgian commune, I was reminded of an article by Mark Steyn in The Irish Times a full 16 years back, with the apt title "The sting in Sudan's tale of vanishing penises":

"I haven't really followed Sudanese current events closely since, oh, Gen Kitchener's victory over the Mahdi at the Battle of Omdurman in 1898. But a recent story from that benighted land happened to catch my eye.

Last month mass hysteria apparently swept the capital city, Khartoum, after reports that foreigners were shaking hands with Sudanese men and causing their penises to disappear. One victim, a fabric merchant, told his story to the London Arabic newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi. A man from west Africa came into the shop and "shook the store owner's hand powerfully until the owner felt his penis melt into his body".

I know the feeling. The same thing happened to me after shaking hands with Hillary Clinton. Anyway, as Al-Quds reported, "The store owner became hysterical, and was taken to the hospital." The country's "Chief Criminal Attorney-General" Yasser Ahmad Muhammad told the Sudanese daily Al-Rai Al-A'am that "the rumour broke out when one merchant went to another merchant to buy some Karkady [a Sudanese beverage]. Suddenly, the seller felt his penis shrivelling".

The invaluable Middle East Media Research Institute, in its exhaustive coverage, noted that the penises of Khartoum were vulnerable not merely to handshaking. "Another victim, who refused to give his name, said that while he was at the market, a man approached him, gave him a comb, and asked him to comb his hair. When he did so, within seconds, he said, he felt a strange sensation and discovered that he had lost his penis."

Tales of the vanishing penises ran rampant round the city, spread by cellphones and text messages. Sudan's Health Minister Ahmad Bilal Othman said that the epidemic was "scientifically groundless", and that it was "sorcery, magic, or an emotional problem".


There's something rather sad about a culture that has to import even its pathologies. The telling detail of the vanishing penis hysteria is that it was spread by text-messaging. You can own a cellphone yet still believe that foreigners are able, with a mere handshake, to cause your penis to melt away.

Aside from its doubts in its collective manhood, Sudan is no laughing matter. Two million people have been slaughtered there in the last decade. The Christian minority is vanishing a lot faster than that fabric merchant's wedding tackle. Osama certainly found the country fertile ground for his ideology: Sudanese mujahideen have been captured as far afield as Algeria, Bosnia, Chechnya and Afghanistan. An economic basket-case with a 27 per cent literacy rate has managed to find enough spare cash to export revolutionary Islam to many other countries. And they've got half-a-billion dollars' worth of state-of-the-art Chinese weaponry from Iran.

A handshake-fearing guy with a cellphone is one thing; what happens when the handshake-fearers have cellphones and a suitcase nuke? It's at the intersection of apparently indestructible ancient ignorance and cheap, widely available Western technology that the dark imponderables of the future lie...."

Well, what do you know. Here we are, sixteen years later, and Sudan has come to Belgium, only in this case Sudan is Guinee. Those throngs of Third World flotsam are UN-EM-PLO-YA-BLE in any society where asphalt roads are more numerous than earthen ones, and yet they are here, all of them have a roof over their heads, all are well fed and cared for, and everybody has a smartphone, courtesy taxpayer money from Belgium's dying white population. The 4 year old girl in question was examined in a top notch hospital (say what you will about Belgium, but our Health Care system still ranks among the best of the world), yet the highest post all the bottle, egg and banana skin throwers in the Schaarbeek demo could aspire to is that of janitor in that establishment.

Well okay, the most capable among them.

It is not going to end well.