Saturday, January 30, 2016


Talking Heads with Once in a lifetime, from the 1980 album Remain in Light. Talking Heads was a new wave band formed in NYC in 1975, and consisted of David Byrne (singer, guitar), Chris Frantz (drums) and wife Tina Weymouth (bass), and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar).

I will forever remember that album, since me being an aviation freak, it noticed it first and foremost because of the stylized red Grumman Avengers with the Himalayas in the background on the back of the cover, an image originally intended to be the front artwork. Weymouth and Frantz conceived it, and Weymouth chose Avengers because her father, Ralph Weymouth, who rose to the rank of Vice Admiral in the USN, reportedly flew the type. I was unable to upload the image - tried it three times, failed each time (I use Photobucket). Must be protected somehow.

Deep Purple with Child in Time. From the album Deep Purple in Rock (1970). We will forgive them that it is a protest song against the Vietnam War - they were young and foolish.

English rock band, originally prog rock, formed in 1968 in Hertford. Originally progressive rock, they later evolved towards heavy metal and hard rock, pioneering that field with Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin.

Slaap wel.



The Anglican Church has by now developed something like a tradition of dhimmitude. What's to make otherwise of the Bishop of London encouraging his priests to grow beards to increase their standing with muslims?

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"...Clergymen should grow beards to emphasise their holiness to Muslims, the Bishop of London has suggested.

... Writing in the Church Times, Rev. Chartres, who himself sports a 'modest' beard, said: 'The discovery that two of the most energetic priests in east London had recently grown beards of an opulence that would not have disgraced a Victorian sage prompted me to look again at the barbate debate throughout Church history.

'The two priests work in parishes in Tower Hamlets. Most of the residents are Bangladeshi-Sylheti, for whom the wearing of a beard is one of the marks of a holy man.'
He said the desire of the clergy of Tower Hamlets to 'reach out to the culture of the majority of their parishioners can only be applauded'.

... One of the priests praised by the Bishop of London, the Rev. Atkinson told The Telegraph he found having a beard had helped provide a connection with many people in his parish, around 85 per cent of whom are Muslim...."

I wrote "something like a tradition of dhimmitude" because you may recall that the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, in 2004 chose to commemmorate 9/11 by giving a lecture in al-Azhar University in Cairo to blather about the "common ground" between Christians and muslims. In 2008 he expressed his belief that the adoption of certain aspects of Sharia law in the UK "seems unavoidable". And just before retiring in 2012 he also opened that wearing the veil "could help muslim women assert themselves".

The current Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is not much better. BareNaked Islam in 2014 sported an article in which Welby "warned against developing a “culture of fear” towards Muslims in Britain and said the proportion of Muslims in Britain who are radicalized remained “extraordinarily small.”

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There are many other examples. We know all about the (grand) majority of our political "leaders" being spineless cowards and bastards when it comes to standing up for western civilization.

But what is just as frightening is the phenomenon that our religious leaders too, by and large, show an extraordinary lack of zeal for standing up for their part of the job.

And the most obvious example is, naturally, the pope himself. A deluded social justice warrior who last year allowed an outfit called "Racing Extinction" to project images of endangered species on Saint Peter's Basilica in order to lament the Earth's "dwindling biodiversity"...

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... but who COULD NOT EVEN BE BOTHERED to raise but a finger, much less issue a strong-worded message, when the ruins of Iraq's oldest Christian monastery, that of Saint Elijah on a hill near Mosul, were pulverized by IS around the same time as his lightshow was going on. The photos below are a rather poignant symbol of the Middle East's "dwindling religious diversity".

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That monastery, locally called Deir Mar Elia, was in all likelihood constructed by Assyrian monks in the late 6th Century - in fact more or less around the time the gruesome death cult known as islam saw the light. Later, a Chaldean Catholic order moved in.

In 1743, the Persian leader, Tahmaz Nadir Shah, ruined the monastery and offered its 150 monks the choice between conversion to islam or death.

The 150 monks refused to convert, choosing death instead.

Tahmaz Nadir Shah had them massacred.

We need Christian leaders like Saint Elijah's 150 butchered monks...



Sunday, January 24, 2016


The following video is remarkable because for the first time since the "refugee" invasion an apparently well-organized body of serving and retired Austrian Army officers speaks out about the grave dangers threatening Austria and, by extension, Europe.

Wehrhaftes Oesterreich is their name - which can be loosely translated as Fortified Austria. Hat tip for the video our irreplaceable friends at Gates of Vienna, and thanks to Nash Montana for translation, and to Vlad Tepes for subtitling:

It is about time that we see the emergence of just such a group. It should be clearly understood that in normal, peaceful circumstances, I regard the military as just another state body subjected to the control and scrutiny of the executive and legislative powers. Again in normal circumstances, calls for a strenghtening of the military by the military should be channeled to the state and the people by the responsible Defence Minister only.

These are, however, no normal circumstances.

Europe, and by extension the entire West, is being threatened on two fronts.

First there is the threat from within. The continent is being irresistibly steered towards an demographical, economical and cultural suicide by an immoral, reckless and ignorant political class of which virtually all strains, from left over center to what passes for the right, have drunk the Kool-Aid of the insane multiculti ideology for far too long. Far too many of the leftist dogmas have, over the past half-century, and enthusiastically forwarded by the media and the education establishment, found their way into the collective heads of the body politic - and the citizenry. This has had the effect of:

* a loss of belief in who and what we are,
* a denunciation of the political, cultural, economical and technological marvels Europe has given the world
* a rejection of Christianity, which, far from being an impediment in Europe's past, has actually been an essential factor in Europe's path to global leadership
* a willful ignorance of the enormous sacrifices by generations past better than us
* a loss of morals and morale
* a sapping of the strength to offer resistance to the decay, even to the point of taking away people's will to procreate

Second, there is a huge threat from outside, as evidenced by the invasion of muslim hordes on a scale unseen in history; the impending invasion of disgruntled Africans fleeing a continent of which the failures are as much due to their own incapacity to get things right as to the eager implementation of failed leftist theories; and the flaring up of old East-West tensions.

In the face of such threats, if the political elites are unwilling or incapable to take the necessary steps to PROTECT Europe and its native citizens... the military MUST step in.

I therefore hope the emergence of the Wehrhaftes Oesterreich group heralds the appearance of many more such groups across Europe:

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May this be a start.