Saturday, May 09, 2009


There was a relatively brief time in the first half of the nineties when all cool pop rock seemed to come from the UK. On this side of the pond anyway. The phenomenon was called Britpop, and supposedly it was a reaction to the US' grunge, with a nostalgic wink to the famous British guitar groups of the sixties. Prominent groups were Blur, Supergrass and of course, Oasis, but Kula Shaker, The Verve, The Charlatans, Pulp (I most definitely didn't like Pulp, but that's just my opinion) and Suede were strong brands in those days. The Ur Britpop group is said to be The Stone Roses, who debuted in 89, but all bands owed much to The Smiths. Britpop produced in all probably around twenty, twenty-five superhits. Again, just my opinion. In 1995, the phenomenon was at its height, something emphasized too by the fierce contest between Blur and Oasis - eventually, Oasis won. What I will remember forever - apart from the great sound - is how terribly young many band members were - Gaz Coombes from Supergrass, Blur's Damon Albarn, etc., how arrogant some were (think Noel and Liam Gallagher from Oasis), and how annoyingly effeminate others (Albarn again, but also Suede's Brett Anderson). I never precisely pinpointed the end of Britpop, but I remember well when I thought Oasis was finished: upon hearing Stand by me, from the 97 album Be here now . Somewhat to my surprise, I only recently learned that music critic Jon Savage defined the end of the entire movement as coinciding with the release of that album. To the best of my knowledge, only one Britpop group survives in more or less viable state to this day: Radiohead.

Now, music. First Blur.

This was Song2 from the album Blur (1997). Some say this was one of the first post-Britpop singles. Dunno, but the fact that it's so ballsy certainly distinguishes it from their earlier work.

Then Supergrass.

Sun hits the sky, one of the three singles on In it for the money (also 1997).

Then Elastica with Waking Up, from the titleless debut album (1995). By know most readers will know I hate live performances, but this is the only decent video I was able to dig up as a subsitute for the studio version. It's not too atrocious, in fact, for a live performance it's quite good. Many groups absolutely suck when out of the safe, cozy and carefree environment of the studio. The singer is Justine Frischmann, ex-Suede.

Finally, Oasis with D'you know what I mean, taken from Be here now (1997). According to the Miserable Fat Belgian Bastard, the last good Oasis song. After that it was all downhill.

Hey, nite all! Except you, Charles Johnson.


Thursday, May 07, 2009


I borrowed most of the following videos from the BNP website. Recently, I have decided, when referring to the British Right, to no longer count the British Conservative Party, since their leader, David Cameron, is an absolute and complete idiot and totally unworthy to be Thatcher's heir. When talking about the British Right, I will therefore only imply the BNP, the British National Party. I mainly have two objections of my own. Firstly, I suspect that although officially the party allows people of all races to enter, there are still a fair number of white supremacists and pure racists in the BNP's ranks. Given the official partyline though, I will give the BNP the benefit of the doubt. Especially since I have seen, in my own country with the VB, how such a policy imposed top down eventually affects, and ultimately sanitizes, the entire party.

Secondly, from an economic Point of View, the BNP can hardly be called Right. They oppose free trade an favour protectionism to "protect" British jobs. It is clear that the BNP's economic think tank - if there is such a thing - has never heard of William Buckley, Von Mises or Hayek. In this manner, the BNP, with its outdated, archaic views on economy, not acknowledging despite the facts that free trade is in reality a job creator, does not differ that much from Labour.

However - it is clear that the BNP is at least Culturally Right. It is THEM who dare to expose the grusome reality of a country succumbing to millions of muslim barbarians. It is THEM who rightly emphasize the importance of a national identity. And it is THEM who, although the BNP is a secular party, at least lament the horrifying process of Britains churces being turned into mosques.

Watch... and shiver:

1.) St Mark’s Cathedral in Peckham is now called the New Peckham Mosque.

2.) Cardiff, Wales. Street intimidation by a muslim horde. 150 year old church is taken into possession by the barbarians to convert as a mosque.

3.) The Central Mosque of Brent was previously a church built around the 18th century but it is now used exclusively for Muslim ceremonies.

4.) The Forest Gate Church, now a mosque, was built by Henry Wright in 1886 and was a Christian church for over 120 years.

5.) The Brick Lane Church is more than 250 years old, being built in 1743 as a French Protestant Church. By 1819 it had became a Methodist Chapel and in 1898 it was converted into the Spitalfields Great Synagogue. It now serves the local community as a mosque.

6.) The Albert Park Methodist Chapel on Burton Road, West Didsbury, in Manchester, was opened for worship in 1883. It is now the Didsbury Mosque and Islamic Centre and has an attendance of around 1,000 people a day.

7.) The Wembley Central Mosque in Middlesex near west London is yet another church which has been converted into a mosque.

8.) The Glodwick Baptist Church in Oldham was opened in 1927, but is now the Glodwick Jamia Mosque, Dar-Ul-Aloom Nasqshbandia and Muslim “Community Welfare Centre.”

9.) The Green Lane Mosque is based in Birmingham and is one of the biggest and well known mosques in the United Kingdom. It was first used as a church in 1890.

Tony Blair may be a nice chap personally, and he bravely joined the fight shoulder to shoulder with the US in Iraq, but the unbridled immigration with possibly fatal conclusions happened under his watch... and he still doesn't seem to grasp the scale of the damage done.

On June 4, 2009, elections for the European Parliament will take place in the UK. Here is a chance for freedom-loving Britons, aghast at the suicidal direction their country is taking, to punch the swines who are responsible for this potentially fatal predicament hard in the face. As a VB member who understands the issues all too well - since our problems are your problems, and what the BNP goes through now the VB underwent more than a decade ago already - I can only say... VOTE BNP.


Tuesday, May 05, 2009


For those of you who shouldn't know it, David Cameron is the leader of the British Conservative Party, the Tories.

Confronted with such madness, it's always a pleasure to read Melanie Phillips' take. Mrs. Phillips is a well-known British columnist and author who now writes mainly for the Daily Mail. The BBC has described her as "one of the [U.K.] media's leading right-wing voices" and a "controversial" columnist", which is, certainly if it's coming from that collection of leftozoid dhimmi traitors who already sixty years ago angered Winston Churchill to no end, a hell of a compliment. From The Spectator:

Friday, 1st May 2009

Conservative Home reports:

A member of the shadow cabinet told me to look out for five things in the next few months that Team Cameron would be emphasing to show that ‘new Toryism’ is still alive and kicking - despite the ‘age of austerity’:

•Further promotion of women and ethnic minority Conservatives.
•Outreach to gay rights groups (yesterday we learnt this).
•More emphasis on environmental policies. At Spring Forum in Cheltenham Greg Clark MP promised to make Britain the ‘Saudi Arabia of renewable energy.’
•Loud trumpeting of the fact that the NHS and international development are the top two Tory spending priorities.
•More initiatives on social justice with a greater role for Iain Duncan Smith.

So let’s get this right. We have Stalin’s nervous breakdown going on in Number 10, the British economy smashed to pieces, world war three about to erupt courtesy of Pakistan and Iran, the implosion of the taxpayer model of public service, and the institutionalised intimidation and bullying of citizens upholding the values of right and wrong as a result of the dominance of group rights and minority pseudo-‘victim’ culture – and the Tories propose to shimmy around on neo-Marxist and nihilistic rainbow coalition marches as they take us back to a pre-industrial peasant economy, with Iain Duncan Smith tacked on as camouflage for the final disintegration of normative values, common sense and national survival.

A conservative opposition? More like a Weimar cabaret act.

Yup. Can't agree more.


I suppose DowneastBlog is being read by gay people. It is important to know that personally, I do not harbor hostile feelings towards members of the gay and lesbian community. I do not consider myself homophobic. I am a christian, and I know that some of my fellow bloggers, readers and commenters who are of the same faith will frown upon what I'm going to write now, but - I doubt if I would even label being gay as a sin. I am okay with some sort of civic relationship for those gay couples who wish to forsake a promiscuous lifestyle. I am however squarely against gay marriage and gay adoption, which I consider as a gross travesty of the (sacred, if we also consider a marriage before church) formalization of a decent family-life, and normal parenthood, respectively. Children need to have a mother and a father. All the rest is dangerous politically correct insanity. Period.

Sunday, May 03, 2009


This video has been doing the rounds a gazillion times already. Still, I post it here again since the message can't be brought often enough.

Correction though: 25% of BRUSSELS, not Belgium, is muslim already. Of course, that is bad enough already.

We are indeed on the eve of a catastrophic evolution. Everywhere on the planet where islam has first gotten a foothold, then a sizeable minority, ultimately a majority, a decline in every aspect by which a successful society is characterized has taken place. Apart from the obvious setbacks wth regards to human rights, the cultural life, even the care for the environment... possibly the worst affected parameter by muslim dominance will be the economy. And here we can observe a curious situation. Whenever, in civilized countries, the economic situation takes a turn for the worse, measures are taken to reverse the undesirable evolution. These measures can, depending on the ideological signature of the government in charge, take the form of tax cuts, lowering or even abolishing import tariffs, deregulation, state investments in infrastructure, enhancing education budgets etc...

... but all in all, in most cases of the past decades - I am NOT counting the current crisis, which is indeed a very bad thing - all in all, the negative evolutions in the economies of most industrialized countries can, with some exxageration, be considered as ripples on the economic pond.

The upcoming islamization of our countries will, on the other hand, have a negative effect on our economies and the prosperity they created for our citizens to an extent that is as yet unseen in modern times. When islam takes over, unemployment will skyrocket, investments will plummet, and technological innovation will come to a halt. Just take a look at unemployment numbers in islamic countries, or try to gauge how the present level of granting credits to the industry can be maintained with their sluggish financial systems. But perhaps the greatest impediment will simply be... that in a country under islamic rule, the most precious material to keep things going will run out... qualified people.

We here in the west, and in other developed countries elsewhere in Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America, need a constant influx of scientists, engineers, and technicians. But already we can see that the growing islamic communities simply fail grossly to produce that precious human material. What to think, e.g., of this brief summary (via François Desouche):

In Belgium, the educational level of immigrant pupils is far less than that of indiginous pupils, in Flanders as well as in Wallonia.

According to a study comparing school results by pupils in 57 countries, "no other industrialised country exhibits such a wide chasm between immigrant students and others, and the results obtained by students of foreign origin are among the poorest in the developed world".

In mathematics, the youths from immigrant parents obtain only 444 points (2nd generation) and 406 (first arrivals) in the PISA tests, which is catastropic accoring to the investigators.

18% of immigrant students, 36% of the immigrants of the second generation and 53% of the first arrivals do not reach the level "2" on the PISA scale, considered the absolute minimum of competence required to insert onself into professional life.

In other words... just WHO will, in thirty years time, man our factories? Our research centers? Our high-tech R&D parks? Our nuclear powerplants? Our automotive industry?

Being overwhelmed by a foreign culture needs not to be that bad, if the invaders bring a civilization of a higher order with them. The Romans beat all Gallic tribes, but it wasn't a bad thing for western Europe, far from it. But the present situation is something altogether different. Western Europe is being overwhelmed AGAIN... but by a culture that is completely and utterly inferior. And what are our powers-that-be doing? Letting even more invaders in, grovel for them, and prosecute those who dare to ask critical questions! In light of this appalling evolution, it becomes paramount to expose our lying and irresponsible politicians for the cowardly crooks they are, and the upcoming elections for the European Parliament offer an excellent occasion to punch them hard in the face. But will indeginous Europeans do that? Everyone around me seems to be sleepwalking.