Saturday, September 10, 2016


Pearl Jam with Alive. PJ's debut single from their debut album Ten (1991). Yup, 25 years ago. Amazing how time flies, huh?

Quintessential grunge band, formed in Seattle in 1990.

Blind Faith with Can't find my way home. From their only album, Blind Faith (1969).

Classic rock ballad from a one-shot project around Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Ric Grech.

Goede nacht.



To justify the 9/11 attacks, Osama Bin Laden deplored the "great tragedy" that had befallen the muslim world eighty years previously.

In the West, most intel communities inititally scratched their heads. What "great tragedy"?

Only later did it dawn to them that the mass killer of Americans had meant the demise of the Ottoman Empire post WWI.

For the greater part of the 20th century, it seemed like Kemal Ataturk had succeeded in modernizing Turkey.

Those days are definitely over.

Islam has been waging war on the West for 1,400 years, but the staunchest foe among our muslim enemies was always, throughout those many centuries, the Ottoman Empire.

Now enter the video below. One will notice that the young speaker, one Osman Gokcek, excessively refers to famous warlords of the Ottoman past, Alp-Aslan and Mehmet the Conqueror, as examples to emulate. At the same time he is heaping praise on the current Turkish dictator, Erdogan.

Gates of Vienna links to this video and assumes, perhaps because of the German subtitling, that it was shot in Germany at a rally of the Turkish diaspora there. I have no definitive proof of that. Certainly Erdogan is wont to visit Turkish communities all over Europe and do so in a big In Your Face show, going as far as telling his admirers that the last thing they should do is assimilate.

I was unable to find definitive proof that this rally was actually held in Germany. I tend to think it's still in Turkey itself.

But regardless, if you needed more proof of the tremendous religious and nationalistic fervor now holding the majority of Turks in and outside Turkey in it's grip, it's here:

Below is a screenshot of Osman Gokcek, just when he is expressing profound hopes that by 2023, a century after the demise of the Ottoman Empire, many more Fatih Sultan Mehments will have arisen. Apart from the fact that this is an utterly delusional hope, because individuals of Fatih Sultan Mehmet's stature tend to come around only once a century (thank God, because that monster, also known as Mehmet the Conqueror, made a career out of attacking Christian countries and butchering their populations), the fact remains that if this "young Turk" feverishly yearns for thousands more of muslim warlords to step forward - as do, apparenly, the masses listening to his speech - this is an extremely unpleasant, very chilling revelation for those countries with large muslim Turkish communities - like Germany, like Belgium.

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The zeal with which Erdogan's followers worship him is profoundly disturbing. One could imagine this is some kind of a Nuremberg Rally v2.0, only with one mustachioed dictator replaced by another.

It is especially troubling to discover that Erdogan seems to enjoy even far more success among Turks living abroad. The following photo shows Turkish women in the eastern Belgian province of Limburg during an election rally earlier this year (photo credits: Humo):

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Anyone who believes these Turks in Belgium consider themselves "Belgian", I have news for you:



Friday, September 09, 2016


In 2000, I visited Paris with my wife, her brother and my mother-in-law. Before we went into the city proper, we stopped in Saint-Denis, because of its famous Basilica, dedicated to Saint Denis, France's patron saint. The basilica is of paramount cultural, architectural and historical significance, since it is the place where the French kings are buried and because it is considered the first gothic church in France.

After visiting the basilica, we hurried out of the suburb and went straight for the centre of Paris.

Because outside, I did not recognize France anymore. It looked more like I was in a maghreb country. The streets were full with men in islamic garb and to a varying degree veiled women. Apart from the decidedly foreign and definitely non-French appearance of the people - virtually all of them - what struck me most was how all of them roamed the streets as if there were no sidewalks. Shabby cars slalomed among the pedestrians. It was as if traffic rules were null and void. Alleys and squares looked very soukh-like.

The only "genuine" Frenchman I remember from that day in Saint-Denis is the cafe owner where we had taken a quick snack before visiting the basilica.

Afterwards, I kept mentally comparing his balding, scrawny and stooped appearance to the cacophony of hundreds and hundreds of skullcapped, bearded guys swarming around in cream or grey coloured djellabas and tens of veiled women.

Now, that was in 2000.

I... don't want to think what it is like in Saint-Denis right now, sixteen years later.

Courtesy Gates of Vienna, a video showing popular French author Eric Zemmour, who shares my utter discomfort... and offers a bleak forecast of France's future, in case sufficient genuine Frenchmen and -women can still be found before ALL of France turns Saint-Denis.

Ava Lon did the translation, Vlad Tepes, as per usual, the subtitling:

Happy thoughts to you.


Wednesday, September 07, 2016


Something is stirring all right. Listen to this Hungarian academic, Professor Miklós Maróth.

Courtesy our brothers-in-arms at Gates of Vienna:

"Professor Miklós Maróth is a leading Hungarian conservative thinker. He is a university professor, a classical scholar, a scholar of Oriental studies, a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and the first dean of Matthias Corvinus Collegium, Hungary."

Minutes of the conference, held in February 2016, can be found here. Unfortunately I don't speak Hungarian. But then I think I'm not the only one with that predicament.

For one reason or another, what is equally heartening is to see an officer sitting next to Professor Maróth, listening, nodding even.

In Europe's coming civil wars, we will need our militaries to protect the autochton populations from muslim hordes. Time to start rebuildig them, after decades of deliberate leftist neglect.


Tuesday, September 06, 2016


Over at American Thinker, Jared E. Peterson tells the NoTrumpers that they are playing with fire.

"The election of Hillary Clinton would mean final defeat for American conservativism -- for at least a generation and almost certainly for much longer than that. The demographic changes certain to flow from eight more years of open borders, general amnesty, and distribution of the newly arrived statist voters to electorally vulnerable states would make the Left’s presidential victory this fall, for all practical purposes, permanent.

And that’s without considering the effect on the electorate of the increasingly intolerant and repressive educational and political environment, an environment that for eight more years would continue driving substantial segments of the populace, especially the vulnerable young, into the ever more mandatory belief systems of the Left.

But don’t worry: After Clinton’s election the elegant and witty columns of George Will, William Kristol and Jonah Goldberg, aided by the surpassing political skills of the Bush and Romney families, will save us all from both these calamities, and from all the other unnamed ones that Hillary and the Left will bring.

Uh, maybe not.

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Messrs Will, Goldberg, Kristol et al, are you really going to help elect this MONSTER??? Are you out of your fucking mind???

If Clinton prevails there will be no conservative (or Republican) president during the lifetime of any adult member of the feckless Republican royal families, or of Mr. Goldberg or the children of George Will or William Kristol. Their prediction that the presidency will be recovered in short order is a pipe dream. Over the medium term, twenty to twenty-five years, that recovery would approach demographic impossibility.

Despite the inarguable magnitude of the coming Clinton/Left disaster, Republican/conservative turncoats, led by these and other members of what Peggy Noonan aptly terms the “protected classes,” are working for Clinton’s election.

In unalloyed self-destructive irrationality, the support of Hillary Clinton by Never Trump commentators and Republican politicians is sui generis.

Never before in American history have intellectual and political leaders of a major party deliberately attempted to open the gates of enduring power to an enemy sworn to their eradication.

Are they moved by general snobbery, confusion caused by overwork, East Coast social pressure? I’ve stopped trying to figure it out and stopped caring.

But on a different level, on the level of their own personal careers and perceived short-term well-being, I’m absolutely certain what they think:

“We’ll do fine under Clinton and the Left. Under Obama we’ve experienced all of what Clinton will bring and we’ve flourished. Under Clinton we’ll do it again. We’ll continue speaking out, politely and carefully of course, and they won’t touch us; we won’t lose our jobs, our children won’t be expelled, there’ll be no unpleasant changes in our expensive neighborhoods or our children’s toney private schools, we’ll drink with the same refined people in our clubs and cocktail parties. Through it all, we’ll continue making an excellent living as the articulate opposition to the wretchedness the Left will be imposing on the American working and middle classes. The little people, the unprotected people, will endure the downside -- low wages, high taxes, unsafe and decaying neighborhoods, destroyed public schools, and violent racial animosity. We’ll be the Left’s safe and well paid critics.”

What an appalling betrayal of the vast majority of Main Street voters who elected two Bush Presidents and made conservative intellectuals ‘cushy lives possible!

This is clear: Trump’s defeat, if it occurs, will be the work of the NeverTrumps.

The margin by which Trump now trails in national and battle ground polls is almost exactly equal to that small but significant segment of the Republican and conservative voter base -- some 20 - 25% -- that’s still following the NeverTrumps off the cliff. Recent polling puts Trump’s support among likely Republican voters at about 73% (Romney got 93% in 2012).

So, if Trump falls, the NeverTrumps will be grinning beside the body -- like Brutus perhaps a bit nervously -- bloody knives in hand. But as the Clinton debacle unfolds, and their role in bringing it about is meticulously established, dissected and seared into memory, who will be their political friends? Perhaps more pertinently, where will they hide? Questions for a different essay.

Victory by the execrable Clinton and the Left is still avoidable, but only if the usually overwhelming percentages of conservatives and Republicans unite behind their Party’s candidate. 73% will not do, even with the new voters Trump’s issue candor and personal bravery are bringing.

The Republican and conservative voter base has got to be persuaded to ignore the suicidal advice of their failed former leaders and snobbish intellectuals, and come together behind a candidate who ever more clearly is solidly with them on almost all the great issues: immigration and borders, freedom of expression and religion, the role and composition of the federal judiciary, taxation and regulation, national security, and public safety.

But if 20-25%% of the Republican core continues to follow the wrist slitting advice of the Never Trump crowd, the Left once again will be victorious --as in 1992, when Republican defections to Perot gave the presidency to Bill Clinton with a puny 43% of the vote.

America thereafter would be permanently transformed into a new nation, molded by the Left’s dystopian dreams of multiculturalism, racial and ethnic balkanization, boiling hatred of black for white, open borders, and a government suffocated economy, a new nation whose populace would be increasingly beaten down by the dictates of governmentally mandated orthodoxies.

Here -- of singular importance for any future chance of conservative governance in America -- is what we know is coming from Clinton and the Left:

Intensification of the Democratic Party-sponsored third world invasion of the country. In this so far highly successful project, the Left has substituted millions of statist newcomer voters for the politically uncooperative Americans who shunned them in 1968, 1972, 1980, 1984, and 1988.

But the Left’s revolutionary demographic transformation of America is not complete. A stubborn and significant core of patriots and traditionalists remains. It will be the primary task of the Clinton presidency to overwhelm this annoyingly tenacious opposition once and for all.

The following states require only a modest infusion of statist newcomers to place them out of reach for any Republican or conservative presidential candidate not pledged to open borders and a huge welfare state: Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Iowa, Nevada, Colorado and Arizona.

When any five of these ten are gone it’s game over.

Under Clinton, Illegals would continue moving north across America’s southern border in numbers sure to exceed those who came during Obama’s presidency (a minimum of 2.5 million according to liberal leaning Pew Research and the Center for Migration Studies).

In addition to the illegals, at least 1.5 million overwhelmingly third world legal immigrants will arrive annually (up from 1.1 million per year under Obama), nearly all impoverished and nearly all with expectations of government formed in their statist homelands.

Added to the legal and illegal immigrants will be the sure-to-be-legalized 11-20 million illegals already here (again Pew and Homeland Security admit to 11.2 million illegals already in America, but the actual figure is unknowably higher).

And if Clinton’s amnesty runs into Congressional opposition and she resorts to unconstitutional executive orders, this time there’ll be no help from the Supreme Court. The US Supreme Court will become a five vote rubber stamp for the Left immediately upon Clinton’s appointment of Justice Scalia’s replacement. That majority will be sustained or enlarged by whatever further vacancies come Clinton’s way.

So, adding it all up, the number of new future statist client voters after Clinton will be in the neighborhood of 26-38 million: 11-20 million amnestied illegals; 12 million new, almost exclusively third world, statist voting legal immigrants; and another 4-6 million newly arrived illegals.

With the full power of the federal executive branch in their hands, and no opposition from an increasingly partisan federal judiciary and Supreme Court, the re-empowered Left will move its newly chosen voters around as it chooses -- to the states where their voting presence will have the greatest effect.

Have the Bush and Romney families -- and their intellectual enablers – given all this even passing thought?

How many of these new voters do Messrs. Kristol, Will and Goldberg expect to persuade with their erudition?..."

George Will, William Kristol and in particular Jonah Goldberg have in the past been indispensable as Conservative intellectuals. Mayb they still are. "Liberal Fascism" by Goldberg is a prized possession in my library, indeed, it's a book that clarified a lot and provided me with solid arguments to combat the left's false narratives. Romney, I liked him. I strongly supported his bid for the presidency. As for the Bush family, I still hold the two ex-presidents in very high esteem.

But opposing the Trump candidacy is nothing but... betrayal. As I have stated here countless times before, Trump is NOT my idea of a conservative. But like Rummy once said, "You go to war with the army you have, not with the army you'd like".

It's the same here.

NeverTrumpers, shut up and move over.

You are aiding and abetting the ENEMY.



Monday, September 05, 2016


No one can bring it so eloquently as Bill Whittle:

Among the many interesting stats in this video, you might want to keep in mind these with regards to violence in New York City:

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Blacks constitute 23 per cent of the population, but account for a staggering 75 per cent of the shootings...

By contrast, those evil racist whites represent 33 per cent of the Big Apple's population, but are responsible for a meagre...

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3 per cent of the shootings.

News and context you will NOT get from De Standaard. Or any other leftwing rag, for that matter.

They are lying to you. Wake up.


Sunday, September 04, 2016


Hat tip Bring the HEAT.

I remember seeing (at least parts of) that video when I was a boy, and especially the difference in takeoff between the YF-16 and the Phantom, which to that date I considered the world's prime air superiority fighter. I also remember reading an article in Reader's Digest (Dutch edition of course) titled "The F-16: fierce fighting machine for the West", with a gushing appraisal of this at the time very futuristic and promising design. Heck, on a whim I just checked whether that particular Readers' Digest article would still somehow be available online, and 'lo and Behold, I came up with this, the cover of the January 1977 issue:

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You see it over there, the second article from above (page 24). Of course, my parents had a subscription to the Dutch/Flemish RD issue, which was called "Het Beste" (The Best).

Those were the days when the Belgian Air Force still operated Starfighters, of which the BAF had 112. Of course, this number was never operationally available at any one time, given severe attrition through accidents. In all, 100 F-104G variants and 12 TF-104G trainers were procured, and with the exception of the very first three jets which came directly from the Lockheed Palmdale plant, all were licence-built in Belgium at SABCA's Gosselies plant. IIRC, the Starfighters were in service between 1963 and 1983.

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Two BAF F-104G's over the Belgian coast sometime in the seventies.

Compare this relatively short lifespan with that of the F-16, in service since 1979, and of which the BAF ultimately purchased the staggering number (for Belgium) of 160 units, all of them built and assembled at the SABCA factories (in Haren, near Brussels, and again in Gosselies, near Charleroi). At the time, there were enough jets to equip two fighter wings. These days, perhaps 56, or 60 at the very best, are left, and there's only two squadrons anymore. It is entirely possible that before the F-16's successor finally finds its way to the BAF, another eight years will go by, at which point this great fighter will have seen some 45 years in service!

As for the successor in question, the military definitely wants the F-35. They will be lucky if they get 34 jets in the end, because socialists and greens (who else) are waging a fierce opposition against what is in se a logical decision.