Monday, December 28, 2015


Our top notch chronicler of Europe's announced death, Mark Steyn, nails it as per usual:

"...In this Christmas season, what we used to call Christendom is sad and diminished, led by a fatuous social-justice pope and a European political class that has doubled down on civilizational suicide. Here is a small but telling story of the new France:

NICE, France – Valérie Aubry-Dumont got the news in a WhatsApp message from deep inside Islamic State territory. "Mom, you're going to be a grandmother," wrote her teenage daughter, Cléa.

When Aubry-Dumont last saw her daughter, Cléa was a 16-year-old girl attending Catholic school in a Paris suburb. After a breakup, Cléa met a young man online and within months the couple fled France to live in a stretch of northern Syria ruled by Islamic State.

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Islam has a three-pronged strategy for its conquest of Europe: immigration, fertility, and conversion. I have been writing about the last for years. From seven years ago:

Let's say you work in an office in those cities: One day they install a Muslim prayer room, and a few folks head off at the designated time, while the rest of you get on with what passes for work in the EU. A couple of years go by, and it's now a few more folks scooting off to the prayer room. Then it's a majority. And the ones who don't are beginning to feel a bit awkward about being left behind.

What do you do? The future showed up a lot sooner than you thought... If you're the average post-Christian Eurosecularist, what's the big deal? Who wants to be the last guy sitting in the office sharpening his pencil during morning prayers?

Funny how quickly it all happened. There was the woman on reception, but she retired. And the guy in personnel who used to say, sotto voce, that Geert Wilders had a point. But he emigrated the year after Wilders did.

Four years later, just to underline the point, Arnoud van Doorn, the producer of Wilders's "Islamophobic" film Fitna, converted to Islam.

Yet I failed to discern perhaps the most poignant trend in this abandonment of their inheritance by native Europeans:

For some French families, the Paris attacks, while deepening the wedge between militants and the West, were a painful reminder of their ties to the enemy.

The French wife of Foued Mohamed-Aggad—who along with two others killed 90 people in Paris's Bataclan concert hall on Nov. 13—is living in Islamic State territory and ready to give birth "any day now," said Françoise Cotta, a lawyer Mohamed-Aggad's mother approached in an attempt to bring the child back to France.

"An alarming number of young men and women are leaving France to start a family in Syria," said Alain Ruffion, director at Unimed, a group that works to prevent the radicalization of residents around the southern French city of Nice.

Read that sentence and marvel. The Continent is in its unprecedented demographic death spiral because insufficient "young men and women" wish to start a family in Europe. But significant numbers of demoiselles like Cléa Aubry-Dumont are eager to find a nice fierce bearded young man and go off with him to "start a family in Syria". You'd almost get the impression Europe is literally barren soil.

As for this side of the Atlantic, it's not just that Trump wasn't hurt by his call for an end to Muslim immigration, but that (once you detach his name from the proposal) even 45 per cent of Democrats support the idea. In Europe, given the prosecutions of Geert Wilders and Marine LePen, it's not clear you're even allowed to pose the question. And, until it's asked and answered, there will be more and more middle-aged ladies like Valérie Aubry-Dumont who lose their daughters to Allah. Because something always beats nothing, and all Hollande and Merkel and the Eutopian political class are offering their subjects is one big cobwebbed nothing...."

Mr Steyn might have added Europe's insane MSM. In Belgium, chief among these is the self-proclaimed "quality newspaper" De Standaard.

Yesterday we posted here the video and transcript of Czech President Milos Zeman's Christmas message to the Czech people.

Today, De Standaard found it necessary not to address the very substantial threats to Europe's future President Zeman warns about, but...

... to ridicule and chastise him. A screenshot from their site:

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The title reads: "The Czech Republic's Orban", because the Gutmenschen at DS have no love lost for that other True European Patriot either.

"Just like the past year, Milos Zeman wasn't interested in delivering a reconciling Christmas message. The Czech President, who has been attacking for years anything islamic, called the refugees fleeing to Europe "an organized invasion" - from under his embellished Christmas Tree."

Last week, it became known that in Somalia, Tajikistand and Brunei Christmas celebrations have been banned, and I wouldn't be surprised if Turkey follows suit next year.

But all of that does not matter to the suicidal lunatics who make up De Standaard's staff. What matters is that Milos Zeman is made to look like a hatemongering fool.


Sunday, December 27, 2015


Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, commonly referred to as Camille Corot, was an extremely prolific French landscape and portrait artist (and printmaker in etching and early photographer), who essentially fulfilled a bridge function between Neo-Classicism/Realism, and Impressionism, with a transit over Romanticism.

An immense materpiece of a youthful Corot: Le pont de Narni (1926). Actually my personal favorite.

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Breathtaking how he captures the reflection of the sunlight on the water!

La femme à la Perle (1869), arguably his best known work:

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Imho, a work that can easily compete with La Gioconda.

Souvenir de Mortefontaine (1864).

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You can admire it in the Louvre, which has had it since 1889.




Eat this, "Frau" Merkel: Czech President Milos Zeman in his Christmas message for Czech TV makes it crystal clear that he judges the immigration crisis an organized invasion from muslim countries.

A quick transcript:

"And so there is, in the [EU's] foreign policy, a black stain of shame, and that's the immigration crisis.

Politicians who close their eyes for the fact that the migration wave hasn't already rolled over us, and are telling us not to worry, remind me of a former mayor of Prague. At the time of the floods this mayor stood on the bridge and told everybody that the situation is under control. Two hours later the Prague Underground was under water. Sometimes I feel like Cassandra [in Greek mythology King Priam's daughter, who was given by Apollo the gift of foretelling the future but simultaneously cursed to never finding anyone to believe her], who warned Troy of imminent invaders, but I am absolutely convinced that that what is coming is an organized invasion and not a spontaneous influx of refugees.

Those who are in favor of immigration talk of empathy, of solidarity. Empathy is required towards the old, the sick and especially the children. The great majority however of the illegal immigrants are young, healthy men without families.

And I ask myself why these men don't take weapons in their hands and fight for their own countries' freedom and against IS?

The migration crisis is obviously making IS stronger, and I cannot imagine that in the days of the Boehmen und Maehren Protektorat [how the Nazis called occupied Czechoslovakia] our country's young men would have fled to Great Britain to ask for welfare checks.

They fled to take up arms for the freedom of their country [enough Czechs managed to escape to Great Britain to form a brigade, and there were sufficient airmen to form two fighter squadrons, 310 and 312, and one bomber squadron, 311].

The same goes for those fleeing countries where there is no war, which at the same time is weakening these countries.

When on 17 November a pro-immigration demonstration was organized, I was informed by our intelligence services that the signs in the demonstration would contain the message: "This is not our country. Refugees welcome". Then someone told the organizers that a message like that was grotesquely stupid, and so it was changed into the slightly less idiotic "This country is for everybody. Refugees welcome."

At the end of my Christmas message I want to assure you of two very obvious things:



Dear friends, a happy and joyful New Year."

Hat tip our German Waffenbruder, Stefan Herre at PI News.


Saturday, December 26, 2015


INXS with New Sensation. Aussie band was from Sydney, started originally in 1977 as The Farriss Brothers.

From the 1987 album Kick. In my not so humble opinion, their best.

Billy Joel with Where's the Orchestra, a calm ballad to end the day.

From the 1982 album The Nylon Curtain.

Slaap wel.



Also, don't miss this article by American Thinker's Carol Brown: Islam, rape, and the fate of Western women:

"Perhaps there is no European country where rape has reached epidemic proportions as it has in Sweden, a country now known as the “rape capital” of Europe. Sweden ranks Number 2 on the global list of rape countries. From 1975 to present, rape in Sweden has increased 1472%. Based on this model, it is now projected that one in four Swedish women (and sometimes little girls) will be raped. Rape of men and boys is also on the rise.

Making this nightmarish situation worse, the authorities hide what’s going on, make outlandish excuses for it, and/or side with the rapists. Dhimmitude has taken hold. Few, if any, will state the truth: that the majority of rapes in Sweden are committed by Muslim males.

Of note, a large number of Muslim rapists are under the age of 18 and, if brought to “justice,” receive exceedingly light sentences (even lighter than the absurd non-punishment adults receive) because they are considered juveniles. And so they are released back onto the streets in a flash. To commit more rape. Related to this issue is the fact that many Muslim men in Sweden are classified as “unaccompanied children” when they arrive.

The sickness that has taken over Swedish culture is so shocking that in one case where a Somali Muslim was found guilty of raping a dying woman to death (which is horrific enough), the judicial system refused to send him back to Somalia because they determined he would be just as much a risk to women in Somalia as he would be to women in Sweden. And so Swedish women were disregarded out of deference to Somali women..."

And some more info from The Gatestone Institute, "One month of islam and multiculturalism in Sweden: July 2015."

"Between January 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014, 58 people were shot in Gothenburg. Fifty-seven were men; their median age was 26. Most injuries were in their arms and legs. Ten of the patients died. The total care time for the 47 admitted patients who survived was 316 days, putting the net health care cost at 6.2 million kronor ($730,000).

Since the study was concluded, criminal gangs have continued shooting at each other in Gothenburg (map). There were twelve shootings during the first five months of this year. Five young men died, and 16 people were wounded.

On July 14, a 22-year-old Somali man was prosecuted for a brutal rape in Uppsala earlier this summer. The man found his victim, a woman in her twenties, on the street at 5 a.m. He wrestled her to the ground, sat on her, held her arms down and said: "Do you want to live or die?" He repeated the question several times during the rape. Afterward, he fled the scene, but thanks to the victim's description was apprehended a few hours later. At the time of his arrest, he had her cell phone on him. The 22-year-old has previous convictions for making unlawful threats, assault, battery and sexual molestation. However, that did not stop him from writing on Facebook that he thinks people who damage society should be deported from Sweden.

On July 15, a 30-year-old Kurdish man from Iraq was prosecuted for the attempted murder of a 40-year-old woman in Stockholm. The man wanted residency status; to that end, he tried to force the woman to marry him. When she refused, he stabbed her eight times in the face and chest. The knife attack took place on a walkway in a residential area. The woman sustained life-threatening injuries.

On July 16, two Kurdish men, aged 21 and 30, were convicted of being involved in an explosion in Nyköping on March 2. Two people were killed. Police believe the men packing a half-kilogram (1.1 pounds) of explosive material into a metal box when it suddenly went off. It is not known what the bomb was to be used for, but the district court concluded that the device "had no other meaningful use other than to cause people harm." An explosives expert who testified during the trial said he had never before seen such a device, and that the very powerful bomb could have killed or injured people up to 600 meters (650 yards) away.

One of the two convicted men is not a Swedish citizen; and despite this being his eighth conviction for a violent crime in Sweden, he will not be deported to his native Iran. He was sentenced to two years in prison, and his partner in crime to one year and ten months.

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On July 17, the Swedish Security Service (Säpo) revealed to date, between 30 and 40 women have traveled from Sweden to Syria to join the Islamic State (ISIS). In an e-mail to the Dagens Eko public radio news program, Säpo wrote that this is a "serious and disturbing turn of events," adding that, "there are no verified reports that these women are actively taking part in combat or training for combat."

Peder Hyllengren of the National Defense College told Dagens Eko that ISIS has a rather large group of sympathizing women in Sweden. "There are at least ten times as many who sympathize, compared to how many have gone," says Hyllengren. "It's about building the caliphate, becoming wives and birthing a new generation of jihadis. They become housewives, but many are very active in spreading the propaganda."

On July 18, the local daily Östra Småland wrote that a group of Christian asylum seekers in the city of Kalmar, after being harassed and threatened by Muslims, had been forced to move from the Immigration Service housing where they were staying. The Muslims demanded that they stop wearing crosses and other Christian symbols, and did not allow them to use joint facilities, such as the kitchen, when Muslims were in there..."

Happy thoughts to you.


Thursday, December 24, 2015


A Merry Christmas to all readers of good will!

For this year's nativity scene I chose a 2002 painting by Simon Dewey, "For God So Loved the World".

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I thought a performance of "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht" by the Wiener Saengerknaben might be in order. I actually wonder why I never thought of that before.

Silent night, holy night,
all is calm, all is bright
round yon virgin mother and child.
Holy infant, so tender and mild,
sleep in heavenly peace,
sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night,
shepherds quake at the sight;
glories stream from heaven afar,
heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ the Savior is born,
Christ the Savior is born!

Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love's pure light;
radiant beams from thy holy face
with the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.

Silent night, holy night,
wondrous star, lend thy light;
with the angels let us sing,
Alleluia to our King;
Christ the Savior is born,
Christ the Savior is born!

In all likelihood the most popular Christmas carol, it was composed in 1818 by a Franz Xaver Gruber, a schoolmaster and organist in Arnsdorf in what was then the Austrian Empire. The lyrics however had been written already two years before by Father Joseph Mohr, a young priest in the village of Oberndorf, and it was in his parish church, dedicated to Saint Nicholas, that the first performance took place, on Christmas Eve 1818.

Good night,


Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Liebe Leser und Leserinnen, anbei die Text der Rede Filip Dewinters waehrend der PEGIDA-Demonstration in Dresden am 7. Dezember:

"Heute steht hier das wehrfähige Dresden. Das wehrfähige Dresden und das wehrfähige Europa. Dank dafür das ich hier, diesem Abend, Teil sein darf der Patriotischen Europäer gegen Islamisierung des Abendlandes.
Denn ja, wenn die Politiker nicht hören wollen, dann soll das Volk sprechen und handeln. Unserer Widerstandsbewegung ist die letzte Hoffnung für ein deutsches Deutschland und für ein europäisches Europa.

Liebe Freunde,

Nach den Anschlägen in Paris, Brüssel, Madrid, London und New York ist es klar : Europa befindet sich in einem Krieg mit dem Islam. Leider haben wir, durch die Masseneinwanderung denn Feind herein geholt. Die Masseneinwanderung ist das Trojanischer Pferd der Islamischen Terrorismus.

Ich wohne in Belgien und arbeite in Brüssel, der Jihad Hauptstadt Europas. Islamischen Terrorismus ist Heut zu Tage, Belgiens Hauptexportprodukt. Nicht Raqqa sondern Brüssel ist der Hauptstadt der IS.

Drei von fünf IS-Terroristen die die Attacken von Paris begangen haben sind in Europa als Flüchtlinge eingetroffen. Die Masse der Flüchtlinge ist eine Armee ohne Uniform oder Waffen. Sie bildet die fünfte Kolonne der Islam. Sie sind gekommen um zu dominieren und zu kolonisieren.

Schließung der Grenzen ist die einzige Antwort auf die IS-terrorismus. Schließung der Grenzen, wie es Ungarn (Oengaarn) tut, ist kein Akt von Fremdenfeindlichkeit oder Rassismus, im Gegenteil… Schließung der Grenze heißt nicht man hasst die Menschen außerhalb die Grenzen, sondern man liebt die Menschen innerhalb der Grenzen. Viellicht sollten wir mal erwägen für jeden unschuldigen Bürger der in Europa durch einem Terroristischen „Flüchtling“ ermordet wird, einem Politiker der gerne eifert für „offenen Grenzen“ nach einem Gebiet unter IS Kontrolle zu deportieren?

Liebe Freunde,

Der Islam ist eine Eroberungsreligion, der die Demokratie zu vernichten und durch eine auf dem Scharia basierte, islamische Diktatur zu ersetzen beabsichtigt. Es unterliegt keinem Zweifel, dass der Islam entschlossen ist, ganz Europa zu erbeuten. Der Islam ist wie ein Raubtier, immer bereit das schwächste Opfer an zu greifen. Die europäische Bevölkerung altert und stirbt aus, dabei wird sie dauernd geblendet von den multikulti- „Weg-mit-uns“-Denken.

Wie Aids einwirkt auf die physische Widerstandsfähigkeit eines Menschen, so untergräbt der Multikultur die Identität und demographische Wehrhaftigkeit eines Volkes und einer Zivilisation.

Nicht nur begeht Europa im demographischen Bereich Selbstmord, gleichfalls trauen wir uns auch nicht länger, für die Normen und Wertvorstellungen unseres Abendlandes einzutreten. Die Europäische Kultur endet da wo die Multikultur anfangt!

Der radikale Islam hat uns in der Tat den Kampf angesagt. Nicht jetzt oder gestern, sondern etwa vor 1400 Jahren. Die Terroranschläge am 9. September in New York und Washington, in Madrid und in London und Paris stellen nur einen bedauernswerten, aktuellen Höhepunkt dar, in einem Krieg, der inzwischen fast vierzehn Jahrhunderte andauert.

Der Islam bekriegt Europa und den freien Westen schon seit vierzehn Jahrhunderten! Der Koran ist eine „License to kill“, – eine Lizenz um zu töten – in der ohne weiteres aufgerufen wird zur Bekämpfung der sogenannten „Kafirs“, die Nicht-Muslime.

Die Ursache allen Elends, die Quelle allen Übels ist das Buch: der Koran. Der Koran, heißt es, ist das wörtliche Wort Allahs, von Mohamed geschrieben. Der Koran liest wie ein Militärhandbuch zur Vernichtung der Kafirs, (die Unglaublichen, nicht-Muslime) Es geht nicht nur um Jihadisten und Salafisten, der Koran selbst ist das Problem, denn wer Koran sät, wird Jihad ernten.

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Lassen Sie sich nichts einreden. Der gemäßigte Islam existiert nicht. Der Islam strebt die absolute Weltherrschaft an. Es ist eine imperialistische Religion, die ihr unlauteres Ziel mit Hilfe von Gewalt verfolgt. Die erste muslimische Invasion Europas wurde im Jahre 732 bei Poitiers ein Ende bereitet. Der zweite Einfall der Mohammedaner wurde 1683 vor den Wiener Toren gestoppt. Nun kommt es darauf an, auch die dritte islamische Invasion, die momentan voll im Gange ist, zum Stillstand zu bringen und sogar zurückzudrängen zu dem Ort, an dem der Islam hingehört, nämlich der anderen Seite des Mittelmeere.

Die multikulturelle Gesellschaft in Europa führt zu kulturellen Apartheid, zu kulturellen Gettos, wo Gettofundamentalisten und örtliche Ayatollahs das Regiment führen. In diesen Gettos werden die europäischen Normen und Werte von den Bewohnern nicht annerkannt und dulden die Behörden ein Grossteil der da verübten Gesetzwidrigkeiten. Frauen die verweigern das Kopftuch zu tragen werden beschimpft und sogar angegriffen. Alles was dem Islam widerspricht, wird unter Druck gesetzt. Almählich wird in diesen Bezirken der Scharia eingeführt. Straftate werden durch die Finger gesehen, damit Krawalle vermieden werden. Multikulturell bedeutet häufig multikriminell.

Liebe Freunde,

Wenn Sie mich fragen, ob ich ein Ausländerhasser bin, dann antworte ich ganz aufrichtig: „nein“. Ich habe nichts gegen Leute Fremder Herkunft, solange sie sich anpassen, anständig verhalten und unseren Normen und Werten fügen. Wenn Sie mich fragen, ob ich ein Xenophobe bin, dann lautet die Antwort eben: „ja“. In dem Sinne das eine „Phobie“ einer Tiefen Angst dar stellt. Und ja, ich fürchte mich vor dem Islam. Das größte Irrtum, das wir Europäer begehen können, ist es, den Islam, um der politischen Korrektheit willen, für eine friedvolle und tolerante Religion zu halten. Der Glauben der Muslime ist auch tatsächlich friedlich, insoweit nur die eigenen Anhänger betroffen sind, die sich nach dem Willen Allahs, der im Koran ausführlich dargelegt wird, zu richten haben. Gegenüber den Dhimmis, den Ungläubigen, verhält der Islam sich als eine gewaltsame und nachtragende Religion. Die Islamophobie betrifft nicht nur ein unkontrollierbares Angstphänomen, sondern auch die Pflicht und die Aufgabe für jeden, der die Zukunft Europas sicherstellen möchte. Europa, das heißt das alte Rom und Griechenland, die Aufklärung und die jüdisch-christlichen Wurzeln. Europa ist ein Weltteil der Schlösser und Kathedralen, nicht der Moscheen und Minaretten.

Heute stehen wer zusammen in einer weder gefundenen Widerstands Bund. Deutschen, Flamen, Europäer, die sich ruck-ruchen zugekehrt in Einigkeit und Freiheit wiederseitig gegen den islam verteidigen wollen.

Danke für Eure Einladung und dreimal Hoch!"

Und hier gibt's es die Rede von Anke Van dermeersch, die wichtigste Vlaams Belang Politikerin (Sie ist Senatorin fuer Vlaams Belang ins Belgische Parlament).

"Meine Damen und Herren, Filip Dewinter hat Recht, denn Frauen sind fürwahr das erste Opfer der wachsenden Islamisierung. Deshalb möchte ich heute Abend vor allem für die Frauen sprechen.

Als Politikerin und Senatorin ist es mein Auftrag, ja, meine Pflicht, vor der Frauenfeindlichkeit des Islams zu warnen.

Allah liebt keine Frauen! Der Islam propagiert Hass.

Hass gegen Ungläubige, aber auch Hass gegen Frauen, die als minderwertig betrachtet werden.

Das öffentlich sichtbare Markenzeichen dieser Minderwertigkeit ist das Kopftuch, das Symbol der Unterdrückung.

Burka und Kopftuch sind de facto identisch, der Unterschied liegt nur im Zentimetermaß der Textilien. Das Kopftuch ist für Frauen wie die Rassel für die Leprakranken und der Stern für die Juden.

Deswegen habe ich im Jahre 2004 als erste Abgeordnete in Europa im belgischen Senat ein allgemeines Burkaverbot beantragt. (viel Applaus) Ich war damit die Vorreiterin dieses Verbots und ich bin stolz darauf, dass dieses Verbot mittlerweile in Belgien, Frankreich und vielen anderen europäischen Ländern eingeführt wurde. (Applaus)

Die Burka, der Koran und die Scharia sind der absolute Widerspruch zu unserem gesellschaftlichen Prinzip der Gleichheit von Frau und Mann und der von Frauen so mühsam erkämpften Emanzipation. Und das akzeptiere ich nicht! (Applaus)

Meine Damen und Herren, Sklavinnen – das ist die einzig reservierte Rolle für die Frauen in der islamischen Welt.

Der Islam zwingt Frauen zu wählen – entweder Hure oder Sklavin zu sein. Aber ich will weder das eine noch das andere sein.

Als Frau möchte ich mit Respekt behandelt werden, nicht wie ein Utensil. (Applaus) Als Frau möchte ich aus Liebe heiraten und nicht zu einer Zwangsheirat verpflichtet werden. Als Frau möchte ich die Tatsache, dass ich Frau bin genießen und nicht genital verstümmelt werden. Als Frau möchte ich meine Kinder lieben, beschützen und ausbilden und nicht ein Produktionsherd sein für Dschihadisten.

Frauen schaffen neues Leben.

Wir geben Europa die Zukunft!

Wir kämpfen für unsere Kinder!

Deshalb kämpfen wir gegen Multikultur, gegen die derzeitige europäische Asylpolitik, gegen Masseneinwanderung und vor allem gegen die Islamisierung unseres Abendlandes. (Viel Applaus)

Filip, eine gewarnte Frau zählt doppelt!"


Monday, December 21, 2015


An absolute must read by Brian Joondeph over at American Thinker: RIP Republican Party.

"If there was any question about the relevance of the Republican Party, this week’s budget deal removes all doubt. The Republican Party might as well close up shop and merge with the Democrats. Not as a merger of equals, but more of a capitulation, a surrender, a sellout. There is no need for two parties in Washington DC as only one party is relevant in terms of advancing an agenda. The irony is that the agenda driving party is in the minority and despite losing badly in two midterm elections, the Democrats are still running Congress.

Another 2000-plus page bill passed by Congress with little transparency or discussion. You mean ObamaCare? No Paul Ryan’s $1.1 trillion spending bill, his first major legislative “achievement” as House Speaker.

The deal suspends the debt limit until 2017, well after the presidential election, effectively taking unsustainable debt off the table as a campaign issue. Obama doubled the national debt? So what? Republicans are helping him. Don’t worry though, the spending cuts will take place in 2025, when most of the current Congress voting for this spending spree will either be retired or working as K Street lobbyists.

Remember the 2010 GOP “Pledge to America”? Paul Ryan hopes you don’t. Especially some of these key pieces.

"An arrogant and out-of-touch government of self-appointed elites makes decisions, issues mandates, and enacts laws without accepting or requesting the input of the many.

An unchecked executive, a compliant legislature, and an overreaching judiciary have combined to thwart the will of the people and overturn their votes and their values, striking down long- standing laws and institutions and scorning the deepest beliefs of the American people."

What have Republican voters gotten for believing the 2010 “Pledge”? After voting in solid majorities in both the House and Senate, it’s business as usual, as if Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid were still in charge. Perhaps they are.

What has this latest budget deal done to thwart the Obama agenda? Very little. The omnibus bill fully funds Obama’s executive amnesty program. Sanctuary cities are funded -- so much for Kate Steinle’s tragic death bringing attention to sanctuary cities like San Francisco. Refugee resettlement programs are funded, allowing thousands of “refugees” into the country. With access to federal benefits. Ask Europe how that’s working out.

Worried about refugees from countries sympathetic to Islamic jihad? No problem. The student and fiancée visa programs are funded, along with green card and other refugee programs. Did the San Bernardino shootings not happen? Any lessons learned?

Illegal aliens coming across the southern border? Ryan’s bill funds their resettlement. Must be comforting to families terrorized by illegals. There is even funding for the release of criminal aliens. Let’s not leave out the bill quadrupling H-2B visas for unskilled guest workers. Unemployed Americans must be thrilled about more competition for entry level jobs. Illegals even have their tax credits funded by Ryan’s bill.

Any funds allocated to complete the southern border fence promised in 2006? No. Somehow Congress ran out of money for that. But not for a tall security fence around Paul Ryan’s own home. If fences don’t work, why does he and his family need one?

And there is more. Planned Parenthood is fully funded, despite their baby butchery. No funding cuts to ObamaCare either, kicking down the road some of the onerous ObamaCare taxes. Even Obama’s global warming climate change bill receives funding without any restriction.

Ryan can’t fund the fence on our southern border, but he can sure fund everything else.

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Two narcissist partners in crime. I can't believe anymore I once endorsed the fucking traitor on the right for Romney's veep. And what's with the sudden appearance of the beard? You think that makes you sexy, asshole???

Instead of opposition to the Obama/Democrat agenda, Republicans have not only surrendered, but are also advancing this agenda. Do they not understand checks and balances? Separation of powers? Apparently not. The Republican leadership in Congress is acting as if they were an Obama administration cabinet department.

Impeachment is off the table. So is Republican’s “power of the purse” because the leadership has ruled out any government shutdown. Obama can do what he wants and spend money freely on his pet programs because the necessary checks on the executive branch have been willingly abandoned by the Republican leadership.

Where is the opposition to the agenda of the left? Isn’t that what Republicans promised if given control of the House and Senate? Where are the leaders? Where are the statesmen?

Republican establishment types wonder why Donald Trump is leading in the polls. Trump is filling the leadership vacuum left by Ryan, Boehner, and McConnell. “We the people” see the GOP morphing into the DNC, despite promises to the contrary over the past four years. The smart set at Fox News can’t understand why “we the people” aren’t flocking to Jeb or Marco, and instead supporting racist/fascist Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.

These two may be the last and only hope of maintaining a two-party system. If the establishment manages to destroy Trump and Cruz, then it’s lights out for the Republican party. The base will stay home and the Founding Fathers will roll over in their graves. As for any future support for the GOP, my answer be a Mrs. Clinton refrain, “What difference does it make?” The Republican Party will be six feet under and we will have one-party rule in Washington, DC."

Brian C Joondeph, MD, MPS, a Denver based retina surgeon and writer.

What I would long have held for impossible has happened: I'm absolutely FURIOUS about the Republican Party. I cannot fathom anymore what evil spirits have gotten hold in the GOP leadership. The ease with which they time and again BETRAY their consituency is breathtaking. And I say this as an outsider.

Trump is no conservative. Trump is an opportunist. Trump in all likelihood won't keep his promises. But because of the sheer and utter CONTEMPT with which the so called Grand Old Party treats its voters, he DESERVES to win.

I never thought I would one day endorse Trump for the Republican nominee. Rick Perry was my man. I was astounded to hear that he, of all people, dropped out first.

Next I thought very highly of Dr Carson. But then he started to say funny things.

After Ryan's collaboration with the party that's purposefully RUINING the US, I see no other option anymore than supporting a Trump/Cruz ticket. It's America's last hope.


Sunday, December 20, 2015


Two works by Caspar David Friedrich (5 September 1774 – 7 May 1840), the most prominent German Romantic landscape painter.

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'Wanderer above a sea of fog'

My personal favorite. Painted in 1818. It's actually some kind of composite image since it depicts real mountainous features but which lie, in reality, too far apart from each other to be caught in such a narrow view. To the left is either the Rosenberg or the Kaltenberg, "summits" in the northwest of the Czech Republic. To the right is the Zirkelstein, a table hill in Saxon Switzerland SE of Dresden.

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'Cemetery entrance'

Good night.


Saturday, December 19, 2015


Spot on article by David Deming over at American Thinker:

"...In 1975, I took a college course in psychology. The professor invited a gay man to speak to the class. He explained to us, "I'm just like you, only I prefer to have sex with men instead of women." No one objected or protested. What did we know? The thesis seemed plausible then, and today most people regard it as axiomatic.

The gay agenda is to convince the heterosexual majority that there are no appreciable differences between homosexuals and heterosexuals. We are to believe that sexual preference is merely a personal choice with no broader ramifications for society. The choice of a sexual partner or partners is supposed to be as innocuous as choosing a flavor of ice cream. The inescapable corollary is that any biases against homosexuality are necessarily irrational.

Attitudes toward homosexuality have shifted dramatically since the 1970s. In 1977, forty-three percent of the population thought homosexual relations between consenting adults should be criminalized. By 2015, this number had dropped to twenty-eight percent. As recently as 1996, only twenty-eight percent of poll respondents endorsed gay marriage. By 2015, the number had risen to fifty-eight percent. In Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), the US Supreme Court declared that gay marriage is a Constitutional right.

The gay agenda is now a fait accompli. How was it sold to the American people? In three ways. First, by control of language. Second, by media propaganda. Third, by relying upon the fact that ignorance is the normal human condition. Most people do not have a clue as to what homosexuals do or what the medical consequences of these practices are.

The most significant tool for promoting the gay agenda was the introduction of the word "homophobia." A phobia is an irrational fear. Thus the use of the term homophobia automatically implies that any aversion or objection to any facet of homosexuality is irrational. The beauty of this is that it removes the burden of argument. The speaker or writer who uses this term has presumed what needs to be demonstrated. Control of language is control of thought.

Nothing illustrates gay propaganda better than the film American Beauty (1999), a movie written and produced by gay men. The Oscar-winning film portrays two heterosexual couples, both of whom have dysfunctional marriages. The lead character, Lester Burnham, is married to a cold, faithless, and selfish realtor preoccupied with maintaining a proper image. Deeply dissatisfied with a life devoid of meaning, the forty-two-old Burnham resigns the position that he has held for the last fourteen years. Realizing that the time at which he was happiest in his life was when he worked at a fast-food restaurant during high school, Burnham finds work at a burger-and-fries joint. At one point in the film, Burnham seems to be on the verge of making an emotional breakthrough with his spouse. But the moment is spoiled when his wife refuses to make love on the living room sofa because it might leave a stain."

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Carolyn Burnham, Lester's wife, enthusiastically firing a Smith & Wesson 5906 on a range early on in the movie. In American Beauty, the "bad" characters, Carolyn and ex-Marine Colonel Fitts, enjoy pleasures typically associated with rightwingers - like gun possession.

"The other couple is even worse. The father is a retired Marine, a homophobic martinet who collects Nazi memorabilia and beats his wife and son. As the movie unfolds, we find that the Marine's homophobia springs from his own suppressed and latent homosexuality. The only happy people in the entire film are a gay couple that live across the street. They are well-adjusted, smart, and funny. Invariably, every depiction of gay people in major American media today is unfailingly positive..."

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At this point in the film, the ex-colonel's son Ricky shows Burnham's daughter his father's collection of nazi memorabilia. Also very convenient, 'cause Marines are the epitome of evil rightwingers and rightwingers are closet (or not so closet) Nazis, right?

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The moment Chris Cooper's character, the ex-USMC Colonel Frank Fitts, oh so conveniently a suppressed homosexual, tries to kiss Lester Burnham. 'Cause every homophobic like Fitts and each and everyone who opposes the leftozoid gay dadas like gay marriage and adoption MUST himself be a closet homosexual, right?

The message conveyed by American Beauty is clear. The conventional heterosexual lifestyle and bourgeoisie family that was extolled by previous generations as the epitome of the good life is dysfunctional. Conservatives harbor secret fascist fantasies. They are wife beaters and child abusers. These anti-social derangements spring from the suppression of their own latent homosexual desires. Homosexuality is not merely acceptable, it is superior. If we would all just embrace our inner queer, the world would be a beautiful place...."

Before we go any further with Dr. Deming's interesting article, it is worth recalling that Chris Cooper is a liberal, Mena Suvari and Anette Bening are flaming liberals, and Kevin Spacey is a lunatic liberal, at one point going so far as to cozy up with Venezuela's Thugh-in-Chief Hugo Chavez who almost singlehandedly ruined his once prosperous country.

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It's easy to understand why actors like these played their roles in a movie like American Beauty with gusto.

".. Thus we have come in a short period of forty years from regarding homosexuality as a criminal and immoral activity to one that is not only acceptable, but a lifestyle worth celebrating. Progressives view the gay agenda as the inevitable outcome of the moral evolution of the human race. In 2003, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien bolstered his endorsement of gay marriage by explaining that "you have to look at history as an evolution of society." Acceptance of homosexuality as normal and healthy is viewed as akin to the abolition of torture, slavery, and bear-baiting. It's another milestone in a grand morality play featuring the inevitable triumph of reason and enlightenment over superstition and prejudice.

There's just one problem with the gay agenda: it's based on a lie. Homosexuals are not like heterosexuals, nor is the practice of homosexuality innocuous. The single largest problem for the gay agenda is medical science. In 2014, the CDC found that men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM), about 1 percent of the population, accounted for 83 percent of syphilis cases in the U.S. Syphilis, a disease that was once on the verge of eradication, is spreading like wildfire. According to the CDC, syphilis rates "are increasing at an alarming rate." The statistics for AIDS are similar. In 2010, MSM were responsible for 63 percent of new AIDS cases in the US. The rate of anal cancer among MSM is seventeen times higher than among heterosexuals. It is alarming that the gay community exhibits no restraint and cannot be self-policing. Even school children know about condoms, yet venereal diseases rage unchecked through the population of gay men. A recent report in the medical literature found that infection rates for both gonorrhea and chlamydia are increasing among MSM.

The fact that about two-thirds of syphilis and AIDS cases occur amongst one percent of the population tells us something that is immediate and unambiguous: that homosexuality is not an innocuous choice. What gay men do behind closed doors is fundamentally different from what heterosexuals usually do in their bedrooms. It's also more dangerous. In 1975, when that young man appeared before my psychology class, and told us in all apparent sincerity, "I'm just like you," he was lying.

Statistical data on syphilis and AIDS are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The CDC warns us that "many cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis continue to go undiagnosed and unreported." Other STDS, including, human papillomavirus, herpes, and trichomoniasis, "are not routinely reported." And now we have a new horror: a virulent strain of meningitis which strikes suddenly and can kill in a few hours. The Family Research Council describes the sexual practices of homosexuals as "a medical horror story." Of course, the Family Research Council is a conservative advocacy organization. Nevertheless, their claims are backed up by references to the medical literature. Every thesis has to be evaluated on its intrinsic merits, not the aims and objectives of its advocates..."

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Some scientific material the Family Research Council is referring to.

"... Hypocrisy bothers me. Many of the same people who are enthusiastic about the gay agenda will denounce people who object to mandatory vaccinations. They remind us that vaccinations achieve the common good of reducing disease. But they won't accept that restricting the practice of homosexuality achieves the same end. If you don't accept climate alarmism, you're called a denier of science. But what medical science says about homosexuality is ignored or derided as homophobic propaganda. We are informed, endlessly, of the costs of gun violence, cigarette smoking, and obesity. What is the cost of homosexuality? How much does it cost to treat syphilis, AIDS, and a whole host of other diseases? What cost will we bear for the reemergence of syphilis, a disease that was almost eradicated? Neither are these plagues limited to gays. Bisexual men spread them into the heterosexual population.

I want to anticipate and answer the criticism that venereal diseases also occur among, and are spread by, heterosexuals. Yes, it's true. Every disease that is commonplace among homosexuals also occurs among heterosexuals. Every dangerous or questionable practice engaged in by homosexuals is also found in the heterosexual population. Granting these facts, there are two reasons the argument fails. First, the primary difference is a matter of degree. When 1 percent of the population gives rise to 83 percent of the syphilis cases, we're talking about a profound difference. Second, heterosexual sex must be tolerated because it's necessary for the propagation of the human race. In contrast, homosexuality is completely sterile and practiced only for personal gratification and hedonistic pleasure.

A lot of people will misunderstand what I am trying to accomplish with this essay. I'm not arguing that homosexuality is unnatural. The word "natural" is hopelessly ambiguous, and there are lots of "natural" things that most people would regard as bad. Examples include murder and the bubonic plague. My personal opinion is that homosexuality is usually ingrained, and not a matter of choice. I am certainly not advocating the persecution of gay people. I favor toleration of people who are different from the majority. I'm not advocating anything other than open discussion. I wrote this essay because I object to having a massive fraud foisted upon me. The gay agenda is based upon a lie.

It is a medical fact that the practice of homosexuality tends to promote the spread of disease. If you don't like or accept that fact, it's just too bad. As the saying goes, you're entitled to your own opinion, but you're not entitled to your own facts. There is a logical and intelligible argument to be made for restricting and discouraging homosexuality that is not based upon religion but medical science. The moral opprobrium attached to homosexuality by our ancestors was not based on irrational prejudice but sound reasoning. Homosexuality ought to be tolerated, not celebrated."

Dr. Deming is professor of arts and sciences at the University of Oklahoma, and the author of Black & White: Politically Incorrect Essays on Politics, Culture, Science, Religion, Energy and Environment (CreateSpace, 2011).



Kate Bush with The man with the child in his eyes.

From her 1978 debut album The Kick Inside.

Electronic with Getting Away with it.

First single (1989) of this UK dance group around Bernard Sumner (ex-Joy Division, New Order) and the brilliant guitarist Johnny Marr (ex-Smiths).

Slaap wel.


Thursday, December 17, 2015


Geldermalsen, The Netherlands. The town authorities wanted to establish an asylum center capable of holding 1,500 in a commne of 11,000 people.

The people rioted. As they should.

I am a man of Law and Order. HOWEVER... when it has become crystal clear that our leaders, or what passes for it, pursue policies not only against the will of the people, but also policies that are HARMING us, policies which even endanger the future of our offspring, then... violence is allowed in my book.

This is the first time that I see our moral betters flee for safety, and I like every bit of it.

Go Geldermalsen!


Tuesday, December 15, 2015


The car chase in The French Connection, a movie from 1971:

Unforgettable scene in which detective Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle, played by Gene Hackman, gives chase to a killer fleeing on board an elevated train along Stilwell Avenue, Brooklyn.

Directed by William Friedkin. Two years later he did The Exorcist.


Monday, December 14, 2015


Call me grumpy. I probably am. But I don't care.

Ad today on HLN's site (Het Laatste Nieuws).

An ad from the well-known Dutch bank ING (Internationale Nederlanden Groep).

You see the ad's wings on either side of the central news column, plus a smaller window with the same message.



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Don't get me wrong, I'm convinced lasting and true relationships of this kind are possible. I'm sure they do happen.

What I take issue with is that this is an umpteenth example of a Europe that has completely lost its impetus for procreation, forever promoting or championing alternative lifestyles.

Preferably lifestyles that do not produce offspring.

The woman looks like she's in her late fifties.

The guy looks like he's in his mid-thirties.

For those ladies out there happening to be around that age, for God's sake, don't you ever think I am one of those mysoginists who discard women mentally once they're past 45. I'm not that kind of guy. Heck, a lady in a loving relationship with a guy twenty years her junior may even be reading this - I don't deny or begrudge you the pleasure and the sense of fulfillment you possibly draw from it.

It's just that it's getting more and more difficult for me to endure the bombardment of messages promoting each and every possible way of relationship EXCEPT the one that got us all on the world in the first place: a relationship of a male and a female, both in fertile ages, both devoted to each other, both in a timeframe that allows bringing up a gaggle of kids while they're in their prime.

In the meantime, there's a certain demographic in Europe that's exhibiting an extraordinary tendency to reproduce. When I drive my kids to school, or when I happen to race through town from one client to another, I CAN'T miss the scores of veiled women pushing baby carts, more often than not swarmed by three or four more very young kids.

Europe's men are sterile and have forgotten what their instrument is for in the first place.

Europe's females are barren and are in all kinds of media almost encouraged to give lesbian relationships a try.

We are doomed.

There are times that I'm so fed up with it all that I'd like to call it quits over here in moribund Europe. That I do no longer want to be surrounded by people celebrating death. Whether they be the ever more ubiquitous muslims, or my own post-christian compatriots who are no longer interested - even opposed to - in passing on their genes.

But even if this is turning out to be my kind of fight - tapping away at a keyboard close to midnight decrying our civilizational decline - then I can't walk away from it no more than a trooper from 10th Mountain Division can walk away from a firefight in the Hindu Kush.


Sunday, December 13, 2015


Dymphna from Gates Of Vienna reacted to my last post and apparently remembered the controversy the VB caused when the first contacts between US counterjihad groups and their European allies, a.o. the Vlaams Belang, were established... around 2005, that was.

Back in the day, there was this prolific blogger Little Green Footballs (LGF), supposedly an ally, who went ballistic when news of the contacts emerged.

Since it appears Dymphna may want to link to the Filip Dewinter video I posted earlier this day, but wants to be prepared in case she and her blog is smeared again with false allegations of connections with "neo nazis", I will post an LGF rebuke from 2007 here.

I have stated on numerous occasions that I would not have joined the VB in the street fighting days (1977 - mid nineties), I have been confident for a long time now that the party is clean.

It would also like to stress emphatically that in order to judge the VB properly, a minimal knowledge of what I would label the "Flemish struggle" is an absolute necessity. Because for at least a century and a half, Flemings were some kind of second-rank citizens in Belgium. Throughout history, Flemish patriots sided twice - in both World Wars - with the occupier in hopes of obtaining a minimum of self-governance. They were dead wrong, of course. Now it is true that Vlaams Belang's predecessor, the Vlaams Blok, continued to worship key figures among these patriots - but not for ideological reasons.

If you doubt my words, ask yourselves why Anglosaxons e.g. refer to the famous university town "Leuven", site of Belgium's oldest university and as Flemish as can be, as "Louvain" - it's francophone pronunciation. The same goes for Malines. Or for Bruges. Quintessentially Flemish cities, but known from Seattle to Brighton by their Walloon - i.e. French - names.

There is a reason for that. The reason is that since its inception in 1830 and actually long before that, Flanders, which gave the world a.o. capitalism, Flemish Masters, Simon Stevin, William of Moerbeke, and which provided the Dutch with masses of intellect fleeing the Spanish in the sixteenth century (which played no small part in The Netherlands becoming a world power)... was for at least 150 years regarded and treated as a ludicrous backwater inhabited by morons by it's French speaking elites.

I have reposted here my first attempt at rebuking Charles Johnson's dishonest neo nazi allegations:

(from 2007):

.... These days it seems I can't open up LGF or there's another smear from Charles Johnson, LGF founder and chief editor, against the party I am a member of, the Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest). Mr. Johnson, who, btw, I still admire very much for keeping up a blog which learns us a gazillion of facts on the true nature of the "Religion of Peace", seems to have become convinced that the Vlaams Belang, and the Sweden Democrats party for that matter, are neo-nazi parties.

I can't really speak for the Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna), of which I had never heard before the Brussels Counterjihad Conference a couple of weeks ago. After looking briefly into their past, I did indeed find quite a lot of troublesome material. However, the party seems to have gotten rid of its Nazi supporters a decade ago: at least all the openly extremist members were expelled. They formed a fascist splinter party, the National Democrats, which is actually denouncing SD. Furthermore, I think it's hard to call SD anti-Semitic when it is led by a Jew, Ted Ekeroth, especially when that Jew won the Zionist Herzl Award 2006. Sverigedemokraterna's site also states that it considers the 1948 UN Declaration on Human Rights an inalienable centerpiece of its politics. Jesus, why do I bother you with facts? Check out their site yourself, it doesn't exactly look like Der Stuermer to me. If we are to apply Johnson's standards for judging a party, then the Democratic Party should be steered clear off because its leader in the Senate, Stephen Douglas (D-Illinois) pushed a pro-slavery act through Congress in 1854. Hey wait, now there's an idea...

As for the Vlaams Belang, the first shot fired by Johnson was the allegation that in 2005, the VB shunned a Resolution condemning the Nazi death camps.

The resolution Mr. Johnson is referring to is actually an EU Resolution, more specifically the January 27th, 2005 European Parliament Resolution PE 354.156 on Remembrance of the Holocaust, Anti-Semitism and Racism. Now here's the thing: imho anyone with a clear and objective view on things should notice the stink when a party like the VB is accused of not signing a Resolution condemning the Holocaust, because really, who, apart from the Nazis themselves and Ahmadinejad plus the usual suspects would not sign such a document? Why on earth would a party which is Israel's loudest supporter in the Belgian political landscape oppose a Holocaust Resolution??? The reason is very simple. The VB did not sign this resolution since it is a Leftist/Green fabrication intended to provide "legal" basis for prosecuting any European party opposing or at least questioning unburdened immigration. When we take a close look at PE 354.156 we find under Article 1:

"1. Pays homage to all the victims of the Nazis and is convinced that lasting peace in Europe must be based on remembrance of its history; rejects and condemns revisionist views and denial of the Holocaust as shameful and contrary to historical truth, and expresses concern over the rise of extremist and xenophobic parties and growing public acceptance of their views;"

In Flemish we have a saying: "Het venijn zit in de staart" meaning "the venom is in the tail". PE 354.156 bluntly links anyone denying the holocaust with "extremist and xenophobic parties". In reality, this will boil down to calling all parties who oppose the massive and unchecked immigration wave... Holocaust Deniers. Note that the immigration wave is to a large extent instigated, and fueled, by the same leftist and green parties with the specific aim of catering for the immigrants in return for votes!

It gets even better when we examine PE 354.156 more closely. Enshrined in it is a so-called Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia. Its opening sentence literally states:

The purpose of this framework decision is to ensure that, in the European Union, racism and xenophobia are punishable by effective, proportionate and dissuasive criminal penalties which can give rise to extradition or surrender; to improve and encourage judicial cooperation.

Ladies and gentlemen, there you have it: Punishable by Effective, Proportionate and Dissuasive Criminal Penalties. In other words, this so-called "Holocaust Resolution" provides nothing less than a "legal" instrument to kill parties opposing, a.o., unbridled immigration!THAT is the reason why the Vlaams Belang did not sign it!!! It's leftist reasoning all over again. If you can't beat them, sue them. You do not have to tell Filip Dewinter what that means. In a 2005 interview with a Jewish weekly he said a.o. "Yes, we’re afraid of Islam. The Islamization of Europe is a frightening thing." A multicultural youth organization (KifKif) and an "Anti-Racism" organization (aptly called MRAX, do I see a Freudian Slip there? Or is it rather a not so subtle hint?) promptly lodged a criminal complaint against him using Belgium's notorious "Anti-Racism Law", accusing him of inciting racial hatred. As a result of this complaint, one of the highest Belgian courts, the Council of State, is currently investigating whether the VB can be deprived of public funding (in Belgium, parties cannot receive gifts from companies and get funding from the State). This investigation's purpose is nothing less than an attempt to "kill" the Vlaams Belang financially. You can see how the mechanism works on the Belgian level. I shudder at the thought the same would be possible on the European level, and this is just what EU Resolution PE 354.156 intends to do.

PE 354.156, a Leftist/Green fabrication, is in its essence a shameful thing, as it recuperates one of the greatest horrors humanity has ever known for vile political purposes. To explain the VB's decision, Filip Dewinter wrote in an Open Letter to the Jewish Community on January 28, 2005:

Dear Citizens,

As a result of the unfortunate and untrue reports in the media concerning the attitude of Vlaams Belang in the European Parliament regarding a resolution “concerning the commemoration of the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and racism” I would be more than glad to put right what I for one and others would like to clarify.

Naturally Vlaams Belang bows down in deep respect for the suffering of all the victims of the Holocaust. The genocide against the Jewish people committed by the Nazi regime no one can never forget. The 60th anniversary of the release of the prisoners from the camp at Auschwitz is an excellent occasion to honor the victims and stands as a warning memory to the victims of every form of anti-Semitism and racism. I can refer to the MEP elected and party President Frank Vanhecke, who has also put this explicitly in his speech in the European Parliament with the following words: “Vlaams Belang bows down in deep respect for the Jews and for all the other victims of the criminal National Socialistic regime” [Nazi regime].

Unfortunately, some find it necessary to demonize a number of people from a successful and growing opposition with the use of a shameless abuse of the holocaust tragedy in the year 2006...

FYI, the VB did endorse a resolution condemning the Holocaust... in the Flemish Parliament. Because that resolution dispensed with the angle allowing for prosecution of immigration-critical parties. I wonder why Charles Johnson did not tell you that. Either way, LGF's Chief Editor took the accusation thrown at VB's feet hook, line and sinker. For a fella who has debunked the EU's "famous" soft-power resolutions so many times on his own blog, I thought he was smarter.

Now for his "Exhibit 2". According to Johnson, "a White Power flag at a Vlaams Belang rally this month. The other flags are Vlaams Belang."

 photo vjwrally_zpsgebt4opq.jpgExcept this is not a VB rally, and these are not VB flags. It is a July 10, 2006 VJW rally, in which VJW stands for Vlaamse Jongeren Westland, or Flemish Youths Westland. This is their site. They are really a fringe group - until LGF posted the photo, I had not even heard of them - and it is quite hard to describe them. They appear to be fiercely nationalistic, anti-muslim but also anti-Israel, definitely anti-USA (burning US-flags), and heavily leftist leaning in their economic recipes (they favor nationalization!). And yes, I'd label these guys white supremacists. They amply use Celtic crosses, Odal runes and other (Neo)Nazi symbols, and they worship Flemish Waffen SS volunteers. To be sure, after some Internet rummaging I did find out that a handful of VJW members have ties with, or are also member of, the VB. I can only deplore this, and while I think it's a good thing the VB leadership almost from the beginning removed the (very few) VJW members from any post of importance, I'd rather like these idiots-stupid fucks-scumbags-morons-take your pick, to disappear from my party altogether.

But the bare fact remains that Johnson, when he claimed this was a VB rally and these were VB flags (the official VB flag can be seen here) was dead wrong. One really wonders why he unconditionally trusted his source, the obscure Belgian extreme-leftist blogger Yelloman. One last word about the use of Flemish flags together with a White Supremacist symbol: if we follow Johnson's logic, the US flag itself is a vile symbol, since Code Pink does also use the Star Spangled Banner at their rallies. How about that?

Then Johnson's "Exhibit 3". He writes: "As mentioned above, the predecessor to Vlaams Belang, Vlaams Blok, was outlawed in 2004. Their comeback as Vlaams Belang was applauded in 2005 by David Duke and the neo-Nazi skinheads at Stormfront." If you follow the Stormfront link, you come upon the start of a Discussion with the subject being "Pro-White Vlaams Belang Now Belgium's Strongest Party." First of all, the "Pro White Vlaams Belang" is a projection made by the Stormfront bozos. "Pro White" is not, and has never been, repeat NEVER, a VB denomination or motto. The VB-slogan which came closest to advocating white supremacy was "Eigen Volk Eerst" (Own People First), and even then it was a (very) far stretch, since "Eigen Volk" (Own People) stood for all "good" citizens with a Belgian ID, including the hundreds of thousands of Italians, French and Greeks who became, in decades past, respectable countrymen. The "Eigen Volk Eerst" slogan was dropped four years ago, when Vlaams Belang's predecessor, Vlaams Blok (Flemish Bloc) was outlawed. To be sure, I do feel more comfortable now that that motto is gone, but let us be honest here, what precisely is wrong with such an attitude? Does not a government has as its first priority the interests of its own people, and then the interests of citizens of other nationalities? Should by the logic of the Belgian Court not the whole population of Japan be outlawed, since they barely - if even that - allow immigration? A government has at its disposal a limited set of resources with which to pay employees' wages, pensions, infrastructure, hospitals, schools and what not. Is it not logical that a government uses these resources for its native inhabitants first? "Eigen Volk Eerst" is a cry from the early eighties, when nationwide unemployment was skyhigh and the leftist red carpet treatment (including positive discrimination) for newcomers, who did not even want to learn the language, started in earnest. Anno 2007 it is a demographic reality that Antwerp, the place where the slogan "Eigen Volk Eerst" was born, is slowly but steadily running out of "Whites" and people of other color fill the space. Close to 4,000 "White" Antwerpians flee the inner city every year, and 5,000 "Non-White" newcomers flow in. Is it asked too much WHY there is a White Flight? Why did native Belgians not move away when Italians moved into their neighborhoods en masse during the fifties? Furthermore, does not, in light of the stark reality of the rise of sloppiness, poverty and crime after the newcomers' arrival, sound a cry like "Eigen Volk Eerst" more like a sane, sad wish post factum than a racist battlecry? 2006 marked the first year that immigrants who do not even WISH Belgian nationality, were allowed to vote in municipal elections - exactly the reason why I joined the VB, btw. It was a common phenomenon that Moroccans, Turks and Algerians voted only for "their" candidates, which resulted in hitherto unknown Ahmeds, Fatimas and Alis, posted on "unelectable" places on (especially socialist and green) voting lists, miraculously jumped over the gullible indigenous "white" candidates. In Ghent, a Turkish candidate, Fuat Korkmazer, profiled himself in the first place as a Turk, NOT as a Belgian. Just LOOK at that poster (in Turkish!), and now look at the site of Bobby Jindal, US Congressman of Indian extraction, now Governor-Elect of Louisiana. What kind of flag is that huh? Were I an American in Louisiana, I'd feel verrrrry comfortable with my "brown" governor. Were I living in Ghent, I'd feel extremely uncomfortable with a mayor like Mr. Korkmazer. The Vlaams Blok had to drop the "Eigen Volk Eerst" slogan. "Non-whites" openly applied "Eigen Volk Eerst" - and the leftist loons pretend that their noses are bleeding.

Now back to Stormfront and David Duke. Are we to assume that the VB is a Stormfront susidiary, as Mr. Johnson alleges, just because that hatehole links to the VB site? If some Neonazi clusterfucker reads a DowneastBlog post, comes across twenty times "Stop Muslim Immigration to Western Countries", presumes I'm and links to it, does that make DowneastBlog a Neonazi site? In this very post I link to an extreme leftist blogger, the nutjob who provided Johnson with false photos. Plus, I link to the leftozoid hate site Blokwatch. Does that make ME a Code Pinko??? Jesus, and I wonder how many VB staffers even know David Duke. I will tell you one thing. David Duke may praise the Vlaams Belang, which he perceives as white supremacists because they happen to question the flood of non-whites flowing uncontrollably into our country. But the Vlaams Belang will NEVER praise David Duke.

To cut a long story short, the technique Charles Johnson uses here to attack the VB is known as "guilty by association". I read a book recently, "Digital Fortress" by Dan Brown. In it, a murderer (US government paid of course, what did you expect) kills each and everyone who came into contact, even randomly, with his target, a Japanese encoder. Guilty, or shall we say, "burned" by association. Dare I say that Mr. Johnson follows the same logic as that killer? Just because Stormfront links to the VB... the VB is guilty of the sins of Stormfront. Honestly Mr. Johnson... I am BAFFLED.

Just three "exhibits" debunked, 27 to go still... Or is it 28? Because Charles does not seem to get enough of it. In the process, got involved in a serious brawl with The Brussels Journal's Paul Belien. Called The Brussels Journal "Repugnant"... and gives as "proof"... three COMMENTS. Shall we examine LGF's comments section? No, honestly, can any sane individual who has regularly read Paul Belien's site over the past years claim in all seriousness that The Brussels Journal is "Repugnant"??? Either way, in my opinion Mr. Belien has done a fine job of defending both his site and the Vlaams Belang. I might add that neither I, nor Paul Belien, nor the Vlaams Belang itself have ever hidden the party's past, which has its ghosts. I wrote about that here. And I wrote again about it, not mincing my words, here:

...The struggle for recognition of the rich culture of Flanders and its language, Flemish (which relates to Dutch like American English relates to British English) inside a francophone Belgique has been long and hard, and on two occasions important organizations of Flemish activists have, in vain hopes of getting from under the Wallonian yoke, sided with a party they should have avoided: the German invader, both in World War I and in World War II. In 1914-1918 the German occupier had his Flamenpolitik, promising a degree of Flemish independence and a.o. a Flemish University in Gent. In 1940-1944 the Germans went further and extracted apart from political cooperation military cooperation: enough Flemings were drafted to finally form a Waffen SS infantry division, the 27th Waffen Grenadier “Langemarck”. In both conflicts, opportunistic Flemish populists got themselves used for unsavoury purposes for a bait, Flemish self-rule, which all to soon proved illusory – the German yoke simply replaced the Wallonian, and it was much worse. The awakening after the armistices in 1918 and 1945 was hard, and left the country with a body of embittered Flemish nationalist outcasts.

In the seventies, such various groups of Flemish Eastern Front veterans – tough men who had seen the endless steppes and proudly worn the typical shoulder patches with the Flemish Lion on a Feldgrau sleeve, almost inevitably flocked to the new political formation promising once more glory for Flanders: the Vlaams Blok, as it was called then and until 2004, when the party was banned by Belgium's politically correct establishment and it quickly had to take another identity as the Vlaams Belang.

But whether they went to Russia to fight Bolshevism or not, whether they were proud Flemings or not, I am sorry to say that among these men were convinced Nazis too, and they left their mark on the young formation. They were not in a majority position, but they were unmistakably there. And so nazi rhetoric from time to time surfaced, as well as references to white supremacy and contempt if not hatred of other races. Needless to say, back in those days I would never have joined the VB...

But that was then, and this is now. As far as I am concerned, my party is clean. No photos of Filip Dewinter (whose father and uncle were in the Resistance) with Jean-Marie Le Pen can change that. That one goes the rounds now on LGF, and it reminds me eerily of the photo with Rummy on Saddam's payroll. The (few) neonazis were expelled long ago, and today the VB is a decent, pro-free market, ethically conservative party any true GOP member would feel comfortable in. I am very glad to see that several powerful American bloggers and commentators have taken up the defense of my party, notably Pamela Geller from Atlas Shrugs. She has written very eloquently and with authority. View From the Right is truly excellent. But perhaps it is even better to let Diane West have the last word:

I refer to the very upsetting and undeserved Internet attacks — mainly being lent credence by the blog Little Green Footballs — on Vlaams Belang, the Flemish secessionist party in Belgium. The attacks allege that Vlaams Belang has ties and allegiance to Nazi-type ideologies and organizations. I find these attacks both sloppy and unconvincing. Vlaams Belang is not only the most stalwart, resolutely anti-jihad party in Europe that I know of, but also — and, not at all incidentally — the most pro-Israel party in Europe that I know of. In other words, it is ridiculous to suggest that they are Nazis — neo-, South American, Religious Right, or Other.

Indeed, it is crucial to understand that Vlaams Belang’s political opponents in Europe are the Islamo-Socialist Left, which is where vicious anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism now finds its ideological home. Vlaams Belang is fighting, virtually alone, the Islamization of Europe. For that they deserve both our gratitude and our support.

(2007 post ends).

As of 2015, allegations as if the VB is some closet neo nazi party are even more insane than they were in 2005. Anyone who has stayed in Belgium for two weeks, has taken a look at the political landscape, and has his or her head screwed on right, will tell you that.



Filip Dewinter is MP for Vlaams Belang in the Belgian Parliament. The following video shows him lambasting the fact that after 60 years (!) of there being a wahhabist Grand Mosque in Brussel, virtually in the city's centre, and after clear evidence that it serves as a hub for spreading salafist ideology throughout Belgium's network of mosques, Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon still thinks a further "enquiry" should be made by State Security as to whether said mosque, under the aegis of Saudi Arabia no less, is really really really spreading hateful messages.

I am so very sorry that I have neiter the time nor the energy to provide subtitling or at least a transcript. But the gist of the story is that in the first part of the story Dewinter asks the Interior Minister to close the wahhabist mosque in the Jubelpark/Cinquantenaire in Brussels. Then Jambon gets up and offers the usual PC drivel, responding that, as part of an 18-point plan, there will be extra monitoring of the mosque and that he ordered State Security to check whether there's really really really hate speeches and distribution of wahhabist ideology and, if so, "the necessary steps will be taken".

Then Dewinter addresses Parliament again showing the audience several publications of salafist "literature" by the mosque's King Fahd publishing organization, some even written in Dutch, AND published by the Grand Mosque, in which it is advised, amongst others in the book "De Weg van de Moslim" (The Way of the Muslim, the red one Dewinter is holding in his hand), to throw homosexuals from high buildings and to stone women accused or suspected of adultery.

Dewinter's message is clear and unequivocal: CLOSE what he rightfully labels a "Hate Palace". At the same time he makes a fool of Jambon for ordering the umpteenth expensive "study" to control what's being issued by the Grand Mosque while he, a simple MP, was able to lay his hands on wahhabist "literature" directly from the mosque's presses (he obtained them from, amongst others, an organization of ex-muslims).

At the very end Dewinter tells Jambon that he does not accept the latter's answer, asks what State Security has done then during sixty years of the mosque spreading the wahhabist message in the heart of Brussels, and that the Grand Mosque MUST BE CLOSED, NOW, TODAY, AND IMMEDIATELY!

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A VB delegation with Filip Dewinter in the middle, in front of the KSA-operated Grand Mosque in the Jubelpark/Cinquantenaire in summer 2012.


Saturday, December 12, 2015


Roxy Music with Angel Eyes.

From the 1979 album Manifesto.

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles with an immortal hit, Tears of a Clown. From the 1967 album Make it happen.

The music for this song was written by Stevie Wonder (and his producer Henry "Hank" Cosby).

Goede nacht.



He might have added "Turks of the muslim faith", but ever since some weird stuff happened to non-muslim Turks over the past one hundred years, that's an irrelevant distinction. Via our brothers-in-arms at Gates of Vienna:

Turkey plays a perfidious role in the whole "refugee" crisis. We know that over the past couple of years there was a serious problem with illegal immigrants, but the influx for a long time looked as something that could be handled. Suddenly last summer all hell broke loose with a large group making it as far as Calais. Then there was Merkel's insane invitation which did not fall on deaf ears from Nouakchott to Kabul. After that the Greeks chose to deliberately facilitate the transfer of the "refugees" to Germany as a way of payback for that country's (justified) harsh stance on the Greek debt issue. And finally Turkey is doing NOTHING against the activities of people smugglers AND ushering hundreds of thousands of "refugees" to it's west coast.

In a devilish Macchiavellistic scheme, it now asks what amounts to bribes from European countries to keep the muslim hordes from the Levant and further away on its territory, and worse, uses the occasion to bargain again for full EU membership. With the current crop of hardcore leftist EU "leaders" à la Juncker, Mogherini, Schulz and the clueless Tusk, this amounts to an extremely dangerous situation.

With mathematical certainty it can be stated that Turkey's entry into the EU would mean the end of Western civilization on European soil. Mr Zeman is right on the money. I'm sorry for the small number of supposedly secular, "progressive" Turks, but if they would really be progressive, they would leave their horrible death cult posing as a religion right away.

The time for nice words is OVER. The barbarians must be kept out.

And the traitors among us should not escape justice.


PS: there is a distinct possibility that even some reasonable people will scoff at my labeling Turks as barbarians. If so, you might want to explain to me how in a country where the constitution supposedly provides freedom of religion, the official percentage of muslims is... 99.8 per cent. How multicultural is that huh?

You might want to explain how that is possible, given that a mere hundred years ago Christians still constituted around 20 per cent of the population.

Friday, December 11, 2015


Last Tuesday Mark Steyn took part in a US Senate hearing on 'Climate Change' to which he was invited by Senator Ted Cruz, of the subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness.

A money quote from Steyn:

Climate alarmism is going nowhere. The two-decade global-warming pause, which no late 1990s climate model foresaw, led the public to doubt Big Climate's confident predictions for the future. In response, federal bodies such as NOAA and NASA have adjusted the past to make the present appear hotter, and thus supposedly demonstrated that in fact there is no such "pause". As a result, public opinion, which no longer trusts the Big Climate enforcers to tell them what the climate will be like in 2050, now no longer trusts them to tell them what it was like in 1950. A recent poll found that, notwithstanding the urgings of the President and the Secretary of State and others, only three per cent of Americans regard climate change as their major concern. Three per cent. There is your 97 per cent consensus, gentlemen.

Watch his opening statement:

At some point Ed Markey, US Senator for Massachusetts and a democrat (what else) showed up. It showed:

"Markey must have been a little shocked when climatologist Judith Curry demanded to be able to respond to his testimony trying to discredit her views on climate science.

"I did not ask you a question," Markey, a Democrat, retorted when Curry asked if she could respond to his testimony during a Senate hearing Tuesday on the science behind global warming.

"Why can't she respond senator?" Conservative author and columnist Mark Steyn shot back at Markey. "You impugned her integrity. I think she's entitled to..."

"I was basically called a 'denier' — that I'm denying science," said Curry, a climate scientist at Georgia Tech University. "Did you read my written testimony?"

Markey sought to discredit Curry in his testimony by framing her as ignoring the evidence humans are putting the planet at risk. Curry was not happy with essentially being labelled a global warming "denier" and pushed back against the senator's remarks.

"Are you aware the IPCC and the consensus has no explanation for the increase of ice in the Antarctic?" Curry said. "Are you aware that they have no explanation for the fact the rate of sea level rise from 1920 to 1950 was as large, if not larger, as it currently is?"

"Are you aware that temperatures have been warming for more than 200 years, and, that in the 20th Century, 40 percent of the warming occurred before 1950 when carbon dioxide was not a factor in the warming?" Curry continued.

Curry highlighted even more uncertainties among climate scientists many Democrats and environmentalists are loathe to admit. For example, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has trouble explaining the recent "hiatus" in warming as well as the warming trend before the 1950s.

"Doctor, as I just said in my testimony — corroborated by Dr. Titley [another witness on the panel] — this is the warmest year ever recorded," Markey shot back. "Last year was the warmest year ever recorded until this year. This was the warmest November ever recorded. October... was the warmest ever recorded."

"You do not have an answer for that," Markey said before going on to site Galileo and claim Curry was relying on "something that is perhaps God-made rather than dependent upon something that is man-made" and backed by science.

"Are you saying there's no natural variability senator?" Steyn cut in. "There were alligators at the North Pole. What was that? Was that you in your SUV?"

Markey was forced to acknowledge the planet does in fact warm and cool on its own, but said natural variability is regional and the warming trend "is straight up."

"Do you know what the little ice age was senator?" Steyn said to which Markey responded by claiming Boston's record levels of snow are a product of global warming."

Video featuring Professor Judith Curry:

Count on the eurolunatics gathering in Paris to take note of Prof Curry's statements.

Heck. They don't even take note of her existence.


Sunday, December 06, 2015


The Island of the Dead (1880), a masterpiece by Swiss symbolist painter Arnold Boecklin (1827-1901).

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Boecklin painted five different versions on this theme, of which four have survived. This is the fourth version.

Nordic Summer Evening (1900), a work by Swedish figurative painter Sven Richard Bergh (1858-1919).

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I would wager that Nordisk sommarkväll competes with his portrait of August Strindberg (1905) for the accolade of best known work. Strindberg was a famous Swedish playwright and author, and a painter himself - and also somewhat of a weirdo. Speaking of which, a personage like Strindberg came in handy for Jan Wallentin's debut novel Strindberg's Star, which I would label a good read. With this well documented thriller which combines history, crime, the occult and sci-fi, Wallentin establishes himself somewhat like a Swedish Dan Brown - but I digress.

Compartment C Car 293 (1938) by Edward Hopper (1882-1967).

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Hope you enjoyed it.