Saturday, June 01, 2019


Crowded House with Weather with You. Album Woodface (1991).

Crowded House formed in Melbourne, Oz, in 1985, around New Zealander Neil Finn (vocals, guitar, main songwriter) and Aussies Paul Hester (drums) and Nick Seymour (bass). Later on, Neil's brother Tim and Americans Mark Hart and Matt Sherrod would join.

Supertramp with School. From the 1974 album Crime of the Century.

Grrrrreat piano solo by Roger Hodgson, who also wrote and composed School.

Slaap wel.


Friday, May 31, 2019


The most iconic image of this week was, for me at least, Belgian King Philippe I shaking hands with Tom Van Grieken, Chairman of Vlaams Belang:

As I wrote earlier this week, Vlaams Belang was the big winner of last Sunday's federal, regional and European elections. "The big winner" with only 18 per cent of the vote in Flanders? Yes indeed, in a hopelessly fragmented electoral landscape like Belgium's, gaining that much, up from about 6 per cent in 2014, is a game changer. Consider the fact that in Belgium, post elections, it is customary that the King has a short meeting with the respective party chairmen and/or -women. Never before was a VB president among those invited. The party was founded in 1977; in all those years, neither King Baldwin I, King Albert II, or King Philippe I received the Chairman of a political entity which has as its main stated aim the abolition of the Kingdom of Belgium and the independence of Flanders. It is true that in 1978 Baldwin I did invite then Vlaams Blok Chairman Karel Dillen - Vlaams Blok being the predecessor of Vlaams Belang - but that Dillen flatly refused to meet the King. Communautarian tensions were far harsher than now and Flemish rights trampled far more, and Dillen would not have been able to sell such a meeting to his base, even if he had wanted to go.

As the years passed by and Vlaams Belang steadily grew, so did the resistance of the traditional parties against what they regarded as uncouth newcomers. After an earlier major victory by Vlaams Blok in 1991, dubbed 'Black Sunday' by Belgium's extreme leftist media, Jos Geysels, Chairman of the Flemish Greens, masterminded the so-called 'cordon sanitaire', an agreement between all traditional parties to never enter in a coalition with the Flemish nationalists. This isolation only helped to make Vlaams Blok more popular in Flanders, and after a kangaroo court ruled Vlaams Blok 'racist' in 2004, the party had to change its name in Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest). In the same year it captured a staggering 24 per cent of the vote in Flanders, in all likelihood because Flemings have a sympathy for the underdog but also, as always, because VB was the only party having the guts to address the incessant flow of welfare money from rich Flanders to poor Wallonia, eternally in the grip of the hopelessly corrupt Parti Socialiste.

Unfortunately, post 2004 the VB's appeal steadily declined. This had several reasons. First of all voter fatigue, as more and more militants got convinced that their efforts were for nothing since the other parties would forever keep VB in political quarantine. Then internal strife, as several high profile people with less impeccable conservative credentials joined, inevitably giving rise to tensions and petty rivalries. But most of all the emergence of another Flemish nationalist party, N-VA (Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie, some kind of Vlaams Belang Lite), which was not subjected to a 'cordon sanitaire'.

It was this party that was a key partner in the federal government Michel I, which was in charge from 2014 until DEC 2018, and which collapsed because N-VA refused to sign the UN Migration Pact. It should be very well remembered that actually, it had every intention to do so. But it was Vlaams Belang which, through a spirited intervention by Filip Dewinter in federal parliament last October, threw the issue on the table, drawing attention to the devastating consequences of 'Marrakesh'. Thereafter, N-VA, its top brass knowing full well that the grand majority of Flemings would never forgive them the signing of the Pact if they ever got to know its contents, made a 180 degree turn and in the blink of an eye became hostile to the idea of sending a delegation to Marrakesh to sign the scam. Things came to a head in early DEC, N-VA stepped out, and a minority government, Michel II, continued.

During last Spring, a serious attempt was made by leftist organizations and all parties to convince the general public that the climate should be the No. 1 issue, not mass migration, but to no avail. As we have seen, last Sunday's elections not only signalled the fact that at least Flemings were not fooled re the real threat to our prosperity and safety, but also that more and more people want the 'cordon sanitaire' gone.

In short, this very undemocratic construction, invented by a petty green tyrant, and maintained by all other parties - who over the years had and have morphed in fifty shades of red, is now cracking. Even though all party bigshots with the exception of N-VA Chairman Bart De Wever started their 'working' week by exclaiming - for the umpteenth time - that they would 'NEVER' cooperate with Vlaams Belang, it is clear that their bases disagree. A staggering 85 per cent of N-VA voters, comfortable majorities of Christian Democratic and liberal ones, and even 40 per cent of the Greens, want the cordon to be shelved. The base knows (far) better than the 'elites' that this monstrosity is undemocratic tout court, but our moral betters still won't listen (yet).

So all of a sudden, it seems that the question is no longer whether the cordon sanitaire will disappear, but when. And as much as our King has annoyed me in the past with his predictable PC stances on a variety of issues, he deserves accolades this week for having shown the guts to grant the Chairman of Vlaams Belang, 32-year old Tom Van Grieken, an audience:

I do not think that the cordon will disappear overnight. Elites can be as stubborn as they are stupid. But that their 28 year old construction is cracking can now no longer be denied. They will now in all likelihood cobble together a freak show of a rainbow coalition and do everything they can to keep VB out, and N-VA will be complicit in this scheme, because its leadership is composed of traitors who promise their base one thing and then proceed to do the exact opposite. Case in point their despicable chairman Bart De Wever, who has been so frantically busy to keep the Right in Flanders divided (an alliance N-VA / VB would be an unbeatable combination) that over the past months I have begun to suspect he is, in fact, a leftist plant.

Continuing to shun the VB will only result in things getting worse (criminality, mass migration and population replacement, islamization), and in time VB will reap the rewards of this. In many towns the party was the biggest one last Sunday, a trend already visible in the municipal elections of last autumn, when support for VB reached very huge scores (40 per cent plus) in towns like Ninove and Liedekerke.

Anyway, Mr Van Grieken had his audience, both this young chairman and the King, it must be said, behaved gentlemanly - call me old fashioned, but I actually like Van Grieken's show of respect by slightly bowing to our sovereign - and the King's gesture in all likelihood is a sign of hope that before long...

... the awful cordon sanitaire will belong to the past.


Monday, May 27, 2019


We remember Captain Jesse Melton lll, USMC.

"Captain Jesse Melton lll served in the Marine Corps for 11 years. He died on Sept 9, 2008, while on active duty with the United States Marine Corps in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom Campaign). He was assigned to HQ Battery, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii at the time of his death."

God bless...

... and never forget.


Sunday, May 26, 2019


Quite some impressive gains for my party, Vlaams Belang, in the federal, regional and European elections held today in Belgium. In Flanders, Vlaams Belang is now the 2nd biggest party, after N-VA, also nationalist (it can best be described as Vlaams Belang Lite). This graph shows the results for the Kamer, the lower house of the federal parliament:

As you can see, all the traditional parties with the exception of the Greens lose, and Vlaams Belang gains 12.8 per cent. These are results from earlier in the evening, with 91 per cent of the votes counted, but the trend was already irreversible. It was pretty much the same story for the EP and the Flemish regional parliament. It is thus indisputable that the big winner in Flanders, Belgium's Dutch speaking northern part, is the Vlaams Belang.

This major gain was possible per the following factors:

a.) Since about 5 years, VB is being led by young, charismatic Tom Van Grieken. He is somewhat of a disappointment to me in that he's okay with gay marriage (not with gay adoption though) and that, outwardly at least, he has not fully adopted the severe anti-islam stance of Filip Dewinter, VB numero uno in Antwerp. But politics is the art of what is politically attainable, and I relucantly agree that in the pussified, feminized Flanders of today a young, somewhat more moderate image is better for gaining votes - which is what counts in the end - than the image conveyed by tough as nails Dewinter.

b.) The successive supposedly center-right "Michel" governments - Michel I from 2014 till December 2018 and Michel II since then until now, failed to deliver on practically all counts. As you may recall, Michel I ceased to exist when N-VA left the government last December over the Migration Pact in Marrakesh. Until then, N-VA had been in a coalition with Open VLD (Flemish liberals), CD&V ("Flemish" "Christian" "Democrats") and the Walloon MR (francophone liberals). Thereafter, Open-VLD, CD&V and MR continued with the smallest government since WWII. It should be remembered that N-VA truly is a Janus party because, until Vlaams Belang exposed the devastating consequences of the Marrakesh Pact, N-VA was very much okay with that monstrosity. In fact, if Flemings knew the extent to which the N-VA leadership talks one way but acts the other, I am sure VB would have surpassed N-VA.

c.) The giant deception effort by MSM to divert attention away from 'Marrakesh' to the climate change hoax failed. In January, two snotholes, Kyra Gantois and Anuna De Wever, began organizing Save the Earth demos by skipping class every Thursday. In the blink of an eye, the demos morphed into mass movements involving tens of thousands of youths paralyzing Brussels one day a week. Practically all parties, especially the Greens and the socialists, jumped on the bandwagon to make the climate the No. 1 issue, eagerly helped by the media, which in Belgium are leftist to a degree perhaps unsurpassed on the rest of the planet. Anyway, by and large Flemings were not fooled by the synthetic attempt to push migration to the background and punished the traditional parties for participating in the charade.

d.) Last but not least, a growing percentage of Flemings no longer accept the cordon sanitaire against Vlaams Belang. Even large parts of the base in many parties are okay with letting VB participate in government, but the elites still refuse to listen. Even after the clobbering they got today.

While today's elections have shown that Flanders is voting more rightwing than ever, the results south of the linguistic frontier show, sadly, another story. There the Walloons lurch ever more to the left. It is no surprise that with each election cycle, heavily socialist Wallonia is poorer and more miserable than before. They just can't help themselves. Some 14 years ago, when confronted with the naked fact that statistically, every Fleming, from the newborns to the centenarians, pays around 2,000 EUR per year in transfers to the south to keep the corrupt Parti Socialiste state afloat, then Walloon Minister President Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe famously exclaimed, "Flanders, give us another ten years!". This after they had launched their own 'Marshall Plan' to turn things around, although I suspect that neither of the PS bigshots actually ever read what was in the real Marshall Plan. Fourteen years have passed since then, and not a single socio-economic parameter in Wallonia has improved. And yet, the Parti Socialiste ('Party of 1,000,000 scandals') remains incontournable in the country's south. Not only that, but its political landscape has also seen the powerful emergence of the neocommunists of the PTB ("Parti du Travail de Belgique", litterally Party for Work in Belgium, although "Work" is, guaranteed, the last thing on the PTB militants' minds) and of Ecolo, the Walloon Greens. Predictably for a region run by our moral betters still using economic recipes with a track record of failure from here to eternity, with every passing year Wallonia lags further and further behind, and gives the impression it wants to remain on Flemish life support forever.

If the perpetual haemorrhaging of welfare money from north to south wouldn't be so tragic, it would be hilarious to read Walloon newspapers, where clueless reporters ask themselves again and again - and these elections are no different - "what Flanders wants".

More info tomorrow, time permitting.