Saturday, January 19, 2019


Guns N' Roses with Don't Cry. Album Use your illusion (1991).

I apologize profusely for the 90s hairdo's.

Ryuichi Sakamoto and his theme for the movie Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence (1983).

A movie I would rate 6.5 on a scale of ten. It's an interesting topic, but I found Bowie's performance so outlandish and alien that it kind of spoiled it for me. At one point some character, I think it was Tom Conti in the role of Lt Col Lawrence, says that Major Celliers, Bowie's persona, is a kind of 'born leader' ... while Bowie's character struck me as so ut-ter-ly hyperindividualistic and incongruous in the man's world that is the military (at least back then) that there's no way Celliers could ever effectively lead and inspire men in combat.

What I found also weird, although perhaps not inconceivable in reality, is the homoerotic angle, with the camp commandant, Captain Yonoi, played by Sakamoto himself, developing an attraction for Celliers. This aspect made me sometimes wonder about how homosexuality is perceived in Japanese society. I may be wrong, but I kind of have the impression that the condition was throughout the island nation's history never treated with the same antagonism as it was in the West. The West has a long history of treating homosexuals very badly (and while I am absolutely against gay marriage and especially gay adoption, we would do well to acknowledge the abuse), but insofar as I gave the matter some attention, I missed the same negative sentiment among Japanese. IIRC, Mishima was a flaming homosexual, yet to the best of my knowledge he never had to endure a Wilde or Turing treatment.

Anyway, if I'd have to sum up aspects or projections I deemed realistic in the movie, it would have to be Jack Thompson's performance as RAAF Group Captain Hicksley, spokesman for the allied prisoners. The mental image I still retain of him, thirty years beyond my first viewing of the film, is that of a soldier's soldier, who fits so well in his uniform he might just as well have made a succesful career in the military. I hear that in Australia he was quite some actor, and played Breaker Morant in some drama about the Boer Wars - amongst others. But that's another topic altogether.




Via HLN, but I'll present here an English language version (not a stellar one) by Afrinik: "BELGIAN WOMAN (32) ABDUCTED BY SIX TUNISIANS IN SAN REMO: "TIED TO A BED AND ABUSED FOR TWO MONTHS."

"The Italian court is conducting an investigation into abhorrent facts about which a Belgian woman (32) has fallen victim in Sanremo. “Six Tunisians are accused of kidnapping the woman,” it says. “They tied her to a bed with ropes and raped her for two months.”

The horror occurred in a house in the resort of Sanremo during the winter of 2017, between January to February. The story was recently brought to light in a newspaper connected to La Stampa.

A construction shows that the suspects approached the victim and later assailants her on January 10, 2017. The woman, who has a residence on the French Côte d’Azur, wanted to buy drugs from them. She did not know, however, that the men would lure her into the trap.

Tied up in bed

The Tunisians succeeded in separating their victim. The men, one of 50 years, two of 32, the rest 38, 30 and 23 years, took the woman to the house of one of them. There they tied their victim with ropes to a bed and raped her.

To make sure that she would not escape, they guarded their victim. Through her guards she was used again and again as a sex slave. But it did not stop there.

After all, the Tunisians saw a potential source of income in the woman by using her as a prostitute. They then let the woman also abuse by other men, against payment. That’s how it went for two months. Whether the woman managed to escape after that period, or whether the men let her go, is not clear.

Next week, on January 25, the woman testifies during a special hearing prior to the trial. Then more details about the abuse must become clear. The six Tunisians would currently have been arrested. The charges against them are kidnapping, sexual abuse in groups, exploitation and complicity in prostitution."

I feel very sorry for her, but, how should I put it? She's 32. Apparently attractive enough, since 6 rapists abused her for two months. Apparently living alone and detached, otherwise a partner would have straight away alerted the authorities. Apparently still barren, there's no mention of kids missing their mom. And she wanted to buy drugs from an African gang...

Which I find, ah, not very conductive to the notion that this would be your typical Vlaams Belang voter. Rather, from what I can discern between the lines, this is exactly the kind of woman voting for socialists and greens. An Open Borders advocate, almost certainly.

I rest my case.


Friday, January 18, 2019


Short film shot from a drone, starring Ghent. Less well known than Bruges, but definitely worth a visit.

I started my engineering studies there in 1984 (and finished them in 1991), and if all goes well, our daughter will start studying there later this year. That'd be a full 35 years later than her old man.

And I ask myself...

.... where the h*ll did these 35 years go???

Hat tip my oldest sister. I just wonder why they left out the Gravensteen or the Lievekaai?

Have a nice weekend.



The religion of piss struck again this week, in Nairoibi, and normal citizens mourn the death of probably more than twenty innocent people at the hands of al-Shabaab.

What these subhumans did not foresee is that an off-duty SAS trooper happened to be on the premises. He took action in the blink of an eye.

Harry McCallion for the Daily Mail writes:

"Yesterday Britain was awestruck by the bravery of the off-duty SAS soldier in jeans, flak jacket and balaclava who’d grabbed his Colt Canada assault rifle, pistol and combat knife from his car while on an errand in Nairobi, and ‘run into danger’ to help victims of the Al Shabaab terrorist attack in the Kenyan capital.

He saved lives, storming buildings, dragging people to safety amid the carnage of the devastating attack. And he fired off rounds at the fanatics, undoubtedly killing a number of them...."

Let leftist lunatics have their way, and ordinary citizens are unprotected and powerless vis-à-vis medieval islamic barbarity.


Thursday, January 17, 2019


A compelling post by a great American, Lloyd Marcus, over at American Thinker:

"On January 7, Hillary Clinton and New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced their satanic bill to allow abortions through all nine months up to birth. The intensely jubilant faces of these two Democrats while launching their baby-killing campaign was bone-chillingly evil. Clinton and Cuomo held their joined hands high in the air like an enthusiastic victorious battle-cry as they grinned ear to ear. Why were they so happy? Why are these leftist politicians barely able to contain their excitement over the thought of killing more babies?

We can kill 'em just prior to popping out!!! Progress!!!

During her presidential campaign, Hillary vowed to protect animals from cruelty and abuse. And yet, Hillary is elated over her bill to allow abortion doctors to deliver a nine-month-old baby except for the head, then shove scissors into his brain to kill him. This barbaric, shameful, and evil procedure is called partial-birth abortion.

In 2011, Hillary cosponsored the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act to end the slaughter of horses for their meat. Meanwhile, Hillary passionately defends Planned Parenthood, which kills babies for their meat, selling dead baby body parts – intact heads sell for premium prices. Planned Parenthood has made over $100 million selling aborted baby parts.

Abortion zealots fear that a conservative majority on the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, the unconstitutional ruling that made abortion legal. Here's how abortion activist Sarah Silverman expressed the urgency of keeping Judge Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court: "This is a position for life, y'all." In her sad, perverted thinking, Silverman infers that women will die if they cannot for whatever reason kill the horrible thing growing inside them even on the birth date.

Eighty-five-year-old pro-abortion Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's health is failing. If she dies or retires, leftists fear that Trump's replacement will be a conservative. Panicked female abortion zealots are offering their body parts to keep Ginsburg alive. Abortion zealot Alyssa Milano offered her ribs, kidneys, and a lung to Justice Ginsburg. Notice the intense passion to do whatever necessary to freely kill babies in the womb.

"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you..." (Jeremiah 1:5)

Alyssa Milano through the Fuzzy Pet Foundation compassionately rescued a dog in South Korea being raised for slaughter. It appears that Milano has zero compassion for innocent babies. She is insanely committed to murdering them before birth. Also, Milano has not complained about Planned Parenthood profiting from the sales of slaughtered baby body parts.

In 2018, abortion was the number-one cause of death worldwide; over 41 million children were killed before birth. Again I ask, why is this horrifying stat cause for leftists to celebrate?

In a landslide, Irish voters repealed their anti-abortion laws. Many observers were uncomfortable with the eerie jubilation of thousands of women in the streets hugging while crying tears of sheer joy.

Hurrah!!! We can legally kill humans!!! Progress!!!

Co-director of the abortion campaign Orla O'Connor said, "This is a monumental day for women in Ireland. This is about women taking their rightful place in Irish society, finally."

Another Irish woman thrilled about killing babies said, "It's such a great victory for women, for men, for our future generation. It's just – I'm so emotional."

"And God blessed them. And God said to them, Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth..." (Genesis 1:28)

Despite God's command to "be fruitful and multiply," many youths vow not to have children because leftists have convinced them that childbirth is extremely destructive to the environment. Leftists foolishly believe they are smarter than God.

Unquestionably, abortion is the holy sacrament of the demonic religion of liberalism. Shockingly, over 20 religious leaders gathered to bless the opening of a new Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Washington, D.C. President and CEO Dr. Laura Meyers said, "In almost every message to our staff, I talk about our doing sacred work." What is wrong with these people? How can they claim moral and spiritual high ground killing babies and selling their body parts?

Insanely, a majority of the religious leaders who blessed the new dead baby chop shop are black. A disproportionately high number of aborted babies are blacks. Right-thinking black ministers have been sounding the alarm for years how blacks are aborting themselves to extinction..."

I've known for some time that the world has gone stark bonkers, but leftists continue to amaze me.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019


A very sobering read over at Breitbart, by John Binder:

"The Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit revealed in a year-end report that in total, about 2,737 pounds of fentanyl were seized in Fiscal Year 2018, along with 7,103 pounds of heroin, and 225 pounds of chemicals used to make these deadly drugs.

“At the forefront of the fight, HSI seized more than 11,000 pounds on fentanyl and opioids in Fiscal Year 2018,” the report notes. “Combating the spread of opioids is a key part of the agency’s narcotics enforcement efforts.”

The nearly 3,000 pounds of fentanyl is enough to kill about 600 million individuals, nearly twice the population of the U.S. where about 330 million residents live.

Additionally, HSI officials say the amount of fentanyl seized in the U.S. last year is equivalent to seizing more than 4 million pill dosage units.

As Breitbart News’ John Hayward has reported, fentanyl deaths in the U.S. have skyrocketed and coincided with the country’s lax immigration and border enforcement.

“Fentanyl is a powerful and deadly synthetic drug often mixed with other street drugs to make them more potent,” Hayward writes. “It is largely manufactured in China and pushed across the porous southern border into the United States by Central and South American gangs. It kills tens of thousands of Americans every year.”

Drug overdoses in 2017 killed an unprecedented 72,287 U.S. residents, nearly three times the number of individuals killed by global terrorism. Nearly 50,000 of those deadly overdoses were caused by either heroin or fentanyl."

I must admit that the opioid crisis in the US only began to register with me after I read Lee Child's novel "The Midnight Line" last summer. It's about Child's protagonist, Jack Reacher, going in search of the owner of a West Point class ring he found in a pawn shop, and discovering it belonged to a horribly maimed Army vet addicted to fentanyl.

And late last year there was the signing into law by President Trump of a bipartisan bill aimed at combating the terrible cost of this deadly drug.

And now this article. "Drug overdoses in 2017 killed an unprecedented 72,287 U.S. residents" and I go all "Whaaaaaaaaat"?

In light of this shocking statistic, not building the wall attains a totally new level of immorality.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Via PI-News:

"Von JOHANNES DANIELS | Ein grausames Verbrechen erschüttert Österreich: Am Sonntagmorgen wurde in einem Gebüsch in Wiener Neustadt, 50 Kilometer südlich von Wien, die Leiche eines Mädchens gefunden – von der eigenen Mutter. Die Leiche war mit Blättern und Ästen bedeckt. Bei der Toten handelt es sich um die 16-jährige Manuela K. die Opfer eines brutalen Gewaltverbrechens wurde. Es ist bereits der dritte Mord an einer Frau innerhalb einer Woche in Niederösterreich, zwei davon haben „multikulturelle Tathintergründe“.

Der Täter, ein „aktenkundiger mittlerweile anerkannter Flüchtling“, wurde mittlerweile von der österreichischen Polizei gestellt...."


'From JOHANNES DANIELS - A horrible crime is shaking Austria: on Sunday morning in a copse of wood in Wiener Neustadt, 50 kilometers to the south of Vienna, the lifeless body of a girl was found - by her own mother. The corpse had been covered with foliage. The girl has been identified as 16 year old Manuela K, who became the victim of a brutal murder. This is already the third murder of a woman within one month in Nether Austria, two of them involving a perpetrator of "multicultural background".

The killer has been identified as Yazan al-Malt, a 19 year old Syrian refugee, known to the police.

Expect Gilette to make an ad counseling Mr al-Malt to shave with Fusion5™ Proshield® razor and discover his feminine side any time now.

From the Stop The World I Want To Get Off It Department reaches us the glorious news that the Belgian State will repatriate the two children of a couple of Syria fighters with Belgian nationality. The children were born in the caliphate, in Raqqa. Via HLN:

"Ready my kid's bike grandma, and allow no one else in my room". These are the words of 4 year old toddler Maria who will travel to Belgium with her little sister at the end of the month. The two were born in Raqqa, Syria, and are the offspring of two Syria fighters. Soon they will stay with their grandparents in Beringen [in Limburg, a province in the East of Belgium; MFBB].

Amina Ghezzal (29) from Beringen and the Moroccan-Belgian Abdelkarim Elouassaki took to Syria five years ago to join the ranks of terror organization IS. There they got two kids, Maria (4) and Sirin (2). The father died in battle, whereafter mother Amina Ghezzal with her two children fled across the border to Turkey. She distanced herself from the caliphate and wanted to return to Belgium.

The woman from Beringen has been in a Turkish jail for a year now. Since then the grandmother tried a whole year long to get the two to Belgium, and now she succeeded. "You cannot imagine how happy we are", says grandma Rachma Ayad (52). "Now it's only counting down two weeks. We did not get the exact date yet, but it has lasted long enough now".

A couple of points:

1.) Apparently Grandma Rachma Ayad and gramps Ghezzal did a magnificent job integrating their daughter seamlessly into Belgian society, imbuing her with so much love for this magic kingdom that she felt compelled to follow her holy fighter to Syria.

2.) Grandma Ayad, no doubt a chemical engineer, doctor in medicine, nuclear scientist or else IT specialist, is 52. Which, if things continue the way they do, will soon be the age at which about half of our our desperate cream white housewives decide to have that sole designer kid. Or how when it comes to demographics our muslim co-citizens eclipse us now not only in quantity but in generations too. Progress!!!

3.) Daughter Amina Ghezzal and her beau Abdelkarim Elouassaki said FU to Belgium, ran off to ISIS territory, and had two kids there. By their lifestyle one could easily guess the siblings were in for a very happy and comfortable childhood. Not. Since the two are now incapable of raising Maria and Sirin - in particular for Mr. Elouassaki it would be a tough job - it is com-ple-te-ly understandable that the Belgian taxpayer picks up the tab for the baby food, diapers and Play-Doh stuff. As for me, I cannot wait to do my part for paying for the flight tickets. And for the child allowances!!!

4.) Rest assured that this jihadi offspring will be taught "BELGIUM BAD - ISLAM GOOD".

5.) Give it another year at the most and the Turks will send Amina back to Belgium. She'll make a fine nurse or secretary, I'm sure of it.

We are litterally committing suicide, a little bit day by day, drip by drip, but we are getting there.



Belgian Federal Police distributed a video of two culture enrichers enriching a pharmacy in Herstal, in Belgium's East:

Yeah yeah yeah (yawn), I am racist for posting this. I know. Hold your fire, one of the two might be Caucasian. Might. Might just as well be from Syria.

Anyway, with Goldstuecke like this the future of the country is in the best of hands!

Hat tip François Desouche.


Sunday, January 13, 2019


Giacomo Grosso (1860, Cambiano – 1938, Turin) was an Italian painter. Quite early, the Cambiano Town Council recognized Grosso's talent and paid for a scholarship at the Accademia Albertina in Turin in 1873. After schooling by a.o. Andrea Gastaldi, Grosso debuted in 1882 at the 24th Esposizione della Società di Incoraggiamento alle Belle Arti di Torino, and finished his studies in 1883.

The year after, he further established his fame with a work inspired by the author Giovanni Verga's La storia di una capinera in Turin's Esposizione Generale Italiana. In the following years he became a regular guest of the Parisian art scene, and he began to expose on international exhibitions: in Paris in 1896, Munich in 1899, and San Francisco in 1915. By now he became acclaimed as a portraitist.

In 1901 he made his first journey to South America and he received commissions from Argentina. In 1910, for the International Centenary Exhibition in Buenos Aires, he executed a huge commemorative canvas of the Battle of Maipú (1818), which actually took place in the Chilean War of Independence. From 1906 he held the chair of painting at Turin's Accademia Albertina, and, after entering in politics, became a senator for the Kingdom of Italy in 1929. He died in Turin in 1938.

Two works:

La Femme (1899).

Avvocato Cesare Sarfatti.

Good night.