Saturday, September 05, 2009


Losing a whole year, a 1997 subhit from Third Eye Blind, from their titleless debut album.

After listening to their CD, I thought these guys were one of the most promising acts of 97. After that, never heard anything anymore.

Metropolis is a rather good number by The Church, an aussie new wave/rock band which saw the light in 1980 in Canberra. Their biggest hit was, of course, Under The Milky Way, from the album Starfish (1988). Metropolis is from the subsequent album, Gold Afternoon Fix (1990).

The video would be bearable were it not for the irritant drag. What do you want, it was shot in Euro Sin City aka Amsterdam (I hope there's no Dutch peeking in).



I reported earlier about the commotion around the headscarf ban imposed by an Antwerp High School, the Koninklijk Atheneum.

Since Tuesday, September 1, there have been angry protests from 150-200 muslim girls and their parents at the school gates. The girls that were willing to lay off their scarves upon entering were scolded and intimidated. Which is unbelievably ironic, since the protestors were toting a.o. placards reading "Vrije Keuze" (Free Choice). Keep in mind that it was EXACTLY the fact that non-veilwearing girls were pressed to cover up that led Karin Heremans, the Director of the Koninklijk Atheneum, to impose the ban, in a perhaps futile attempt to stop the islamic radicalization of her school.

And now this:

The entire week the muslim parents and their daughters have shouted slogans like "ALL FLEMINGS GET OUT!". I kid you not.

Of course, it don't make much difference - the percentage of muslim students at the Koninklijk Atheneum has risen from 48% in 2001 to 80% this year. Courtesy the socialist party.

More from the article. Keep in mind it's from De Standaard, a regime newspaper par excellence. If they print it...

"Heremans was given police protection last week. Just like in the days after the announcement of the headscarf ban at the end of June, there was also a police officer present on the school's grounds. Heremans' private house is also under police surveillance. Heremans, who has become the face of the headscarf ban, is especially disturbed by verbal threats on the street. Especially by older muslim men, she says."

If you need to order police officers to watch over schoolchildren, and a bodyguard for the school principal, you are in


Wednesday, September 02, 2009


In late August, 1939, under the suspect pretense of an amiable courtesy visit, the German battleship Schleswig-Holstein dropped anchor in the channel off Westerplatte and on September 1, at exactly 04:45 local time, began it's barrage of the Polish outpost with its superior 280 and 150mm guns. Thus began Germany's invasion of Poland, igniting the powderkeg that would explode into World War II.

Expecting an easy victory, the German offensive was sternly repelled by Polish small arms and machine gun fire, and suffered unexpected losses during two more assaults upon Westerplatte the same day. The only Polish 75mm gun was destroyed after discharging 28 shells into the German position across the channel. Despite a German naval infantry invasion, sustained bombardment by heavy artillery and diving airraids from German warplanes, the Polish garrison repulsed the Germans for seven days, before the depleted unit, suffering from exhaustion, severe injury and a shortage of food, water, ammunition and medical supplies, was forced to surrender on September 7th.

Over the course of the violent engagement some 2,600 German soldiers fought against the 205-strong garrison of stalwart Poles. The exact number of German casualties has never been disclosed, but is assumed to be quite high in comparison to the Polish figures - of the 205 Polish soldiers defending the outpost, only 14 perished (including the Polish radio operator, later executed for refusing to divulge radio codes to the German side) while 53 were wounded...

The following video shows you how the German battleship Schleswig-Holstein shelled the small peninsula of Westerplatte and its handful of defenders. Despite the fireworks, despite the Stukas, despite repeated assaults by three thousand plus Germans... the barely two hundred Polish soldiers under Major Sucharski... held out for one week.

Thus started World War II. Seventy years ago.


Monday, August 31, 2009


"... Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy.

On 9-10 May of this year," the May 14 memorandum explained, "Sen. Edward Kennedy's close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow." (Tunney was Kennedy's law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) "The senator charged Tunney to convey the following message, through confidential contacts, to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Y. Andropov."

Kennedy's message was simple. He proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election. "The only real potential threats to Reagan are problems of war and peace and Soviet-American relations," the memorandum stated. "These issues, according to the senator, will without a doubt become the most important of the election campaign."

Kennedy made Andropov a couple of specific offers.

First he offered to visit Moscow. "The main purpose of the meeting, according to the senator, would be to arm Soviet officials with explanations regarding problems of nuclear disarmament so they may be better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA." Kennedy would help the Soviets deal with Reagan by telling them how to brush up their propaganda.

Then he offered to make it possible for Andropov to sit down for a few interviews on American television. "A direct appeal ... to the American people will, without a doubt, attract a great deal of attention and interest in the country. ... If the proposal is recognized as worthy, then Kennedy and his friends will bring about suitable steps to have representatives of the largest television companies in the USA contact Y.V. Andropov for an invitation to Moscow for the interviews. ... The senator underlined the importance that this initiative should be seen as coming from the American side."

Kennedy would make certain the networks gave Andropov air time--and that they rigged the arrangement to look like honest journalism.

Kennedy proved eager to deal with Andropov--the leader of the Soviet Union, a former director of the KGB and a principal mover in both the crushing of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the suppression of the 1968 Prague Spring--at least in part to advance his own political prospects...."

- Peter Robinson on

May 68'ers who were NOT protesting US troops in 'Nam and who were therefore NOT cool. 72 Czechoslovakians were killed, 266 severely wounded, and 436 lightly wounded. Andropov was the main proponent of the "extreme measures" to wipe out the Czechoslovakian Revolt. Ted must have forgotten that by the early eighties.

Hat tip the USN's digital brownshirt, CDR Salamander.


Sunday, August 30, 2009



From De Standaard, August 28, 2009:

Thursday night riots took place in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek between a hundred youths and police. The turmoil started around 10.15pm when a patrolling car got a stone thrown through the windshield. But things got really out of hand around 11.30pm...

... Youths had set car tyres alight and when firefighters arrived, they were pelted with stones. Two passers-by, who asked a group of youths what was going on, were attacked with pepperspray and kicked and beaten repeatedly. Their attackers fled with the wallet of one of the victims.

Firefighters had to intervene again around midnight to extinguish the fire of several burning tyres placed in the middle of the Ribeaucourt and Mexico street in Molenbeek. Upon arrival, youths threw heavy stones and other projectiles at them. Thereupon the firefighers requested police backup.

Some twenty police officers of Brussels West Zone arrived. They were reinforced by another thirty from Zone Brussels Capital/Elsene. Furthermore two Federal Police trucks with water cannons were dispatched. Around 2am a group of one hundred youths gathered in Ribeaucourt street. They busted two doors of an apartment block and set two vehicles on the inner courtyard alight, and damaged four others. According to the police, they were masked and armed with iron bars and stones.

Thrice police charged from 2.15 am, before the group of youths dispersed. Police went after them till Molenbeek's canal zone. Four police vehicles were damaged. Stones rained on the vehicles roofs. Youths torched public benches, flowerbeds and letter boxes. The Federal Police trucks with water cannons extinguished the fires, since the firefighers refused to deploy without escort.


From Het Laatste Nieuws, August 27, 2009:

Youths chase police with projectiles in Anderlecht

In the neighborhood of Aumale subway station in Anderlecht, a clash occurred on wednesday night between around twenty youths and police. The incident took place around 5pm, when Federal Police officers were checking two persons' ID's, following a violent robbery that had just taken place. The inquiry quickly attracted some twenty youths. They offended the officers and pleted them with stones. Thereupon the officers requested backup including police dogs.

The reinforcements proceeded with checking ID's of several youths. A twenty-five year old thereupon grasped an officer and beat two others, while he tried to rob them of their weapon. He was then bitten in his thigh by a police dog, carried to a hospital and subsequently arrested.

Finally police left the scene, under a hail of projectiles. One officer got hurt in the neck. (Belga/sps)


From Der Tagesspiegel, August 13, 2009:

Police attacked by 30-strong crowd.

When police officers wanted to check the identity of a twenty-three year old in Wedding, they were surrounded by a group of yuths. Only the arrival of reinforcements prevented that the individual was freed by the crowd.

Berlin - a group of around thirty persons attacked police officers in Wedding on Sunday evening. As a police spokesman clarified, the officers wanted to check the identity of a twenty-three year old in Buttman street. The subject beat the officers and tried to get free on the way to their patrol car. A group of around thirty youths appeared of which several attacked the officers. Only the arrival of reinforcements and the use of pepperspray prevented that the subject was freed by the crowd. Apart from this individual, a 24-year old was arrested too. One police officer was slightly wounded.

The "youths" in Molenbeek and Anderlecht were Moroccans. The "youths" in Wedding were Turks. Happy Ramafuckingdam.

Perhaps never before in the history of mankind have the signs that warn of an impending disaster been so manifold, widespread and unmistakable. At the moment that I write this, the Belgian CDH party (formerly the Walloon Christian Democrats, but their chairwoman changed the meaning of the "C" into "Center", CDH now means Centrist Democrats and Humanists) is heavily involved in a legislative battle to obtain regularization for 50,000 illegals, of which the overwhelming majority are muslims. Chances that the regularization will indeed take place are very, very high. When the powderkeg finally explodes, I sincerely hope that there will still be time to mete out justice to those responsible for Europes doom. They ruin our children's future, indeed the future of generations unborn - it would only be just that they pay their "fair share".