Saturday, September 13, 2014

"PRESIDENT" OF THE UNITED STATES COMMEMMORATES 9/11 BY STUFFING TOYS IN BACKPACKS AT KaBOOM! EVENT.

My first thought was, this must come from The Onion.

My second thought, upon finding out it was true, was that probably, this devilish couple just gave a big 'FUCK YOU' to the American people.




Why on Earth would someone else DO something like this??? In their position???


Mark Steyn's take on this disgraceful performance:


"...One sympathizes with Obama at having to pretend to be interested in tedious briefings about which set of unlovely ingrate natives we should back against the other. He was elected to be the post-war president - Clement Attlee to Bush's Winston Churchill, an analogy that's almost perfect except for the minor detail that in this case the enemy did not acceot that the war was over. Still, it takes two to tango, and Obama's principal dance move is to stand at the side of the floor looking cool. The Obama Doctrine - "Don't do stupid sh*t" - has been rendered in non-PG version as "Don't do stupid stuff". But it should be more pithily streamlined yet: Don't do. The Obama "Doctrine" attempts to dignify inertia as strategy. As Noemie Emery writes:

It implies in effect that wisdom is measured in negative energy, that by declining to act one can stay out of trouble, that passivity is the key to a guilt-free existence and a serene and an untroubled world.

Never use force, don't threaten force, and no one will blame you for anything. Pull out of wars and your foes will stop fighting. Don't send men to war and your hands will be clean.

And so the President assures us that his determination to "destroy" Isis won't be anything like Iraq and Afghanistan, but more on the lines of Yemen and Somalia - that's to say, one more failed state we'll drone now and again. Can you really treat one of the world's deepest pools of oil as just another piffling fringe-of-the-map basket-case? Don't worry about it. For the modern progressive, the entire planet is fringe-of-the-map. Real politics is about free contraceptives for thirtysomething college students, and transgender bathrooms for grade-schoolers. "Foreign policy" is something old bitter white men do.

And so it was that Barack Obama observed the anniversary of 9/11 by visiting something called Ka-BOOM!, a non-profit that helps build playgrounds for children. Neither the President nor the First Lady nor anyone else in the 40-car motorcade appears to have thought it odd that, on the day the Twin Towers went Ka-BOOM!, America's Commander-in-Chief should be helping put children's toys in backpacks marked Ka-BOOM! From Kabul to Madrid, Bali to London, a lot of backpacks have gone Ka-BOOM! over the past 13 years, but evidently the thought did not discombobulate those who manage what the President calls his "optics". And so a day in which Islamic imperialists killed thousands of Americans by flying planes into skyscrapers has somehow devolved into a day for raising awareness of the need for better play facilities for children. Did he also visit Habitat for Humanity and help hang a new window treatment? Did he plant a tree?

In the land of micro-aggressions, macro-aggressions are so last century."




Still three years to go, for God's sake. Three more years of enduring this walking Mother of all Calamities and his lunatic, stupid, vulgar bitch.


MFBB.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

GEERT WILDERS AND OSKAR FREYSINGER TELL IT LIKE IT IS.

Last Thursday, Geert Wilders gave a speech in the Dutch Parliament. It was a passionate plea to immediately stop muslim immigration to The Netherlands, and by extension the whole of Europe, and to roll back the inroads that islam has already made in our continent.

Our buddies at Gates of Vienna provided both the subtitled video (subtitling by fellow blogger Vlad Tepes) and the transcript. Check 'em out:





"...Madam Speaker, actually I was expecting flowers from you. I am celebrating an anniversary these days. Exactly ten years and two days ago, I left a party whose name I cannot immediately remember. During these ten years and two days, I have been much criticized. Most importantly for always saying the same thing.

My critics are right. Indeed, my message had been the same during all these years. And today, I will repeat the same message about Islam again. For the umpteenth time. As I have been doing for ten years and two days.

I have been vilified for my film Fitna. And not just vilified, but even prosecuted. Madam Speaker, while not so many years ago, everyone refused to broadcast my film Fitna, we can today watch Fitna 2, 3, 4 and 5 daily on our television screens. It is not a clash of civilizations that is going on, but a clash between barbarism and civilization.

The Netherlands has become the victim of Islam because the political elite looked away. Here, in these room, they are all present, here and also in the Cabinet, all these people who looked away. Every warning was ignored.

As a result, also in our country today, Christians are being told: “We want to murder you all”. Jews receive death threats. Swastika flags at demonstrations, stones go through windows, Molotov cocktails, Hitler salutes are being made, macabre black ISIS flags wave in the wind, we hear cries, such as “**** the Talmud”, on the central square in Amsterdam.

Indeed, Madam Speaker, this summer, Islam came to us.

In all naivety, Deputy Prime Minister Asscher states that there is an “urgent demand” from Muslims to “crack down” on this phenomenon. Last Friday, in its letter to Parliament, the Cabinet wrote that jihadists are hardly significant. They are called a “sect”, a “small” group.

This is what those who look away wish, these deniers of the painful truth for 10 years and two days, the ostrich brigade Rutte 2.

But the reality is different. According to a study, 73% of all Moroccans and Turks in the Netherlands are of the opinion that those who go to Syria to fight in the jihad are “heroes”. People whom they admire.

And this is not a new phenomenon. Thirteen years ago, 3,000 people died in the attacks of 9/11. We remember the images of burning people jumping from the twin towers. Then, also, three-quarters of the Muslims in the Netherlands condoned this atrocity. That is not a few Muslims, but hundreds of thousands of Muslims in the Netherlands condoning terrorism and saying jihadists are heroes. I do not make this up. It has been investigated. It is a ticking time bomb.

Madam Speaker, is it a coincidence that for centuries Muslims were involved in all these atrocities? No, it is not a coincidence. They simply act according to their ideology. According to Islam, Allah dictated the truth to Muhammad, “the perfect man.” Hence, whoever denies the Koran, denies Allah. And Allah leaves no ambiguity about it what he wants. Here are a few quotes from the Quran:

Surah 8 verse 60: “Prepare to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah.”

Surah 47 verse 4: “Therefore, when ye meet the unbelievers, smite at their necks”. We see it every day in the news.

Another quote from Allah is Surah 4 verse 89: “So take not friends from the ranks of the unbelievers, seize them and kill them wherever ye find them.”

Madam Speaker, the Koran on the table before you, is a handbook for terrorists. Blood drips from its pages. It calls for perpetual war against non-believers. That Koran before you is the hunting permit for millions of Muslims. A license to kill. That filthy book is the Constitution of the Islamic State. What ISIS does is what Allah commands.

This bloodthirsty ideology was able to nestle in the Netherlands because our elites looked away. Neighborhoods, such as Schilderswijk, Transvaal, Crooswijk, Slotervaart, Kanaleneiland, Huizen, you name it. There, the caliphate is under construction; there, the Islamic State is in preparation.

During the past ten years and two days, the ostrich Cabinets did nothing. It has nothing to do with Islam, they lied to the people. Imagine them having to tell the truth.

But the people have noticed. Two thirds of all Dutch say that the Islamic culture does not belong in the Netherlands. Including the majority of the electorate of the Labour Party, the majority of the voters of the VVD, the majority of the voters of the CDA, and all the voters of the PVV.

The voters demand that, after ten years and two days of slumber, measures are finally taken. The voters demand that something effective happens. No semi-soft palliatives. Allow me to make a few suggestions to the away-with-us-mafia. Here are a few things which should happen starting today:

Recognize that Islam is the problem. Start the de-Islamisation of the Netherlands. Less Islam.

Close our borders to immigrants from Islamic countries. Immediately border controls. Stop this “cultural enrichment”.

Close every Salafist mosque which receives even a penny from the Gulf countries. Deprive all jihadists of their passports, even if they only have a Dutch passport. Let them take an ISIS passport.

Do not prevent jihadists from leaving our country. Let them leave, with as many friends as possible. If it helps, I am even prepared to go to Schiphol to wave them goodbye. But let them never come back. That is the condition. Good riddance.

And, as far as I am concerned, anyone who expresses support for terror as a means to overthrow our constitutional democracy has to leave the country at once. If you are waving an ISIS flag you are waving an exit ticket. Leave! Get out of our country!

Madam Speaker, war has been declared against us. We have to strike back hard. Away with these people! Enough is enough!




The Swiss equivalent of Geert Wilders is Oskar Freysinger, and apparently a video of a similar speech he gave to the Swiss Parliament last december, has resurfaced:




Wilders in The Netherlands, Freysinger in Switzerland, and Filip Dewinter in my own country, are the pioneers preparing a change of the mindset. Will they succeed? No one knows.

What we do know, is that we are facing mighty enemies... and they are among us. They are our deluded and morally bankrupt fellow native Europeans, followers to the death of the false gospel of multiculturalism, even as alarming cracks are appearing everywhere.



MFBB.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

SATURDAY NIGHT OSCAR AND THE WOLF, BOB SEGER.

Belgian dreampopband Oscar and The Wolf, with Strange Entity.




Although they formed in 2010 already, it took them four years to release their debut album, 'Entity'. Singer's Max Colombie.



Then it's Bob Seger, the Michigan Rocker, with Turn the Page. It's 1973.




This guy's been active non-stop since 1961. Is just shy of 70. Top Class.



MFBB.

BILL WHITTLE ON THE COWARD-IN-CHIEF.

Bill Whittle has some things to say about the man who traded five top Taliban commanders for a fucking deserter but refused to attend the funeral of Major General Harold J. Greene... who was killed by a Taliban operative who had infiltrated the ANA.




And over here they still present Obama as some kind of hero.


MFBB.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

LAST OF SUMMER 2014 PICS.

Summer's gone sang Buffalo Tom in 1995, and it ain't no different in 2014. In much of Europe it was an absolutely wet summer, but during our holiday in Austria in July, we were lucky to have at least a dry first week - sort of. This post needs some serious fleshing out yet, but I'll post it anyway, to let you enjoy the photos already. Gotta add a couple more, then provide some background.


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The Wachau region as seen from the slopes of the Jauerling (961m). The river in the distance is the Danube.


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The High Altar in the abbatial church of Melk Abbey, Niederoesterreich. In the center, you can see the statues of Peter and Paul, depicted as saying farewell.


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The Gloriette, a colossal pavillion looking down upon Schloss Schoenbrunn, the Habsburg residence in Vienna.


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Cafe Central, one of the most famous of the renowned Viennese coffee houses.


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Belvedere Palace, the upper part that is. Once the residence of Prince Eugene of Savoie, it is now home to a rich collection of paintings and sculptures dating from Medieval Times to the present. My wife absolutely wanted to see Klimt's The Kiss, and it was great, but there was also Caspar David Friedrich, Khnopff, Egon Schiele...


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The Michelin Green Guide told me that the Viennese simply adore their Stephansdom. Notice the most unusual roof sporting a motif composed of colourful ceramic tiles.


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Hallstatt, which gave its name to the so-called Hallstatt Culture. Since time immemorial, people have been digging salt out of the surrounding mountains.


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The Square in Linz.


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The Dom in Salzburg.


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Beautiful Salzburg as seen from the fortress.


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The hole that leads to Eisriesenwelt, some forty kloms south of Salzburg.


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On the way to the Grossglockner. To the left, the Pasterze Glacier - what remains of it. Below the Margaritzespeicher.


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Back in Belgium. In Halen, scene of reportedly the last clash between cavalry divisions in Western Europe, a small museum is dedicated the victory one Belgian Cavalry Divison under General De Witte achieved over Von der Marwitz's Cavalry Corps, on August 12, 1914. Unfortunately I had no time to listen to the fella explaining the troop movements on the 30 square meters big diorama.


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Halen, German Cross. I think it was erected in the interbellum, possibly by the Weimar Republic. Originally, the 150 German dead of the Battle of Halen were buried here.


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Floreffe Abbey, in Floreffe, in the Belgian Province of Namur.



More to follow, sorry for the scant info, as I said will flesh it out yet.



MFBB.

Monday, September 01, 2014

LLOYD MARCUS HAS A MESSAGE FOR THE GOP.

Over at American Thinker, Lloyd Marcus has some sound advice for the GOP:


"...Because I am a black conservative, someone wrote asking me this great question.

"What is it that compels some black men and women to cling to, and follow people like Sharpton, Jackson, Wright, Obama, Spike Lee, Black Panthers, Holder, etc.?”

I have pondered the same question. Some black folks embrace victim status because it provides cover for their laziness and irresponsible lifestyles. Black Judases preach a false, evil gospel of victimhood-ism for profit. Some blacks are racist, pure and simple.

I believe that a majority of black Americans simply have not been exposed to unfiltered conservatism – to blacks articulating how blessed they are to be born in the greatest land of opportunity on the planet.

 photo Lloyd_marcus_zps06ce5bc7.jpgIronically, all of the blacks who are given big microphones to tout the horrors of being black in America are wealthy. The MSM and Democratic Party viciously and relentlessly block any and all patriotic black voices from the main stage – that is, anyone touting achieving success and wealth the old-fashioned way, via education, hard work, and morally right choices. And we know they attempt to silence such voices because their mission is not to empower blacks, but rather to further their big-government socialist/progressive agenda.

Now that America is burning in the flames of racial tension and polarization, it is crucial that Republicans/conservatives finally reach out to black America. I am not suggesting that they offer blacks a Democrat-lite, "America sucks and is somewhat racist, so we will lower standards and give you free stuff" message. Heaven forbid.

I am talking about taking a pedal-to-the-metal conservative message to black America, boldly articulating conservatism's virtues and why it is the best for all Americans. Why it is the most direct route to success.

While I have no problem with packaging our message to better connect with diverse audiences, our rock-solid conservative principles must remain intact. Republicans must reject using the Democrats' insidious tactic of dividing Americans into victimized voting blocs (blacks, women, Hispanics, and so on). After convincing various groups of Americans that they are victims, the Dems request their votes to use as protection money to keep their white racist sexist Republican/conservative enemies at bay. It is disgusting and evil."




Well said, Mr Marcus.

There's not a shred of doubt in my mind that if some field analysis were conducted in America as to which black communties are doing fine, which black people are well-to-do and successful (with the exception of those entertainment idiots who get rich by the ability to sell idiotic jungle sounds to losers)... you would find that they almost always adhere to a conservative lifestyle.

By contrast...

... I am equally convinced - make that, it should be crystal clear to everyone - that the legions of angry black mobs in Ferguson and all the other hellholes where blacks live in squalor... all listen to the siren song of leftist mantras.

America needs preachers. But preachers who spread the gospel of Conservatism among the black community, and expose the false 'progressive' prophets (the NAACP up front), if you allow Outlaw Mike some Bible slang.

The GOP would do well to heed Mr Marcus' advice.


MFBB.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

SATURDAY NIGHT CAKE, SQUEEZE.

Cake opens with Frank Sinatra, the first hit drawn from their second album, Fashion Nugget (1996).




Alternative rockband from Sacramento, CA. AFAIK, they still exist, but I've not heard sumpin worthwile from them beyond the nineties. I may be mistaken, of course.



Then Squeeze with Tempted. From the 1981 album East Side Story.




British new wave band from London. In Belgoland they had a minor hit with Cool for Cats, which will be posted on these pages in the year 2525 or something.



Goede nacht, en slaap wel.


MFBB.

AFSUN QURESHI, YOU CAN STUFF YOUR MUSLIM PRAYER UP YOUR ANUS.

Over the past decade, we have, on these pages, had our lot of stuff from the Nou Breekt Mijn Klomp Department, but this trumps most of them. FYI, 'Nou breekt mijn klomp' is a Dutch saying, literally 'Now my wooden shoe breaks' - best translated as 'Well I'll be damned'.

These days it seems you can't switch on TV or buy a newspaper without being assaulted with jihadists chopping heads off somewhere far away - or close to you.

But Madame Afsun Qureshi, writing at Canada's National Post no less, has the solution!!!




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Read and get angrrrrrrrry:


"London, England — As a young girl in a downtown Toronto hospital, I stood on my tiptoes, peering at my cancer-ridden uncle lying mutely on the hospital bed. He was asleep — exhausted and wasted from years of waging war with cancer. For some reason, I was left alone with him for a few moments, which turned out to be the moments in which he took his dying breaths. He woke with a jolt and started shrieking in a booming voice that belied his deathly ill state. His eyes were dilated but fixed straight at me while he shouted the lines twice. I ran to my mother, hysterical and shaking. Nurses sprinted to him, adjusting machines and pumping fluids — but within minutes he had died.

In her attempt to comfort me, my mother explained that the words he had uttered to me comprised the shahadah, a testimony to the identity of Allah as the one true God, and Muhammad as his prophet. Muslims are supposed to recite the shahadah if they know they are dying. It signals to God that they are indeed Muslims, the real deal. Still, I was spooked for years.

Yet these words that terrified me saved a number of lives during the 2013 al-Qaeda-linked attack at Kenya’s Westgate Mall. To weed the Muslims out from the infidels, terrorists asked people to recite the shahadah to prove their faith. They asked other things too, like certain key passages of the Koran, the name of Mohammad’s mother, that sort of thing — it was al-Qaeda Question Hour. The wrong answer meant death.

After that, many, myself included, wondered: Should we — Muslim or not — learn the basics of Islam and have a read through the Koran? If one of us ever finds herself in a situation similar to that of Westgate Mall victims, could even a rudimentary knowledge of Islam save us?

More broadly, being versed in the Koran might help Muslims to discredit and marginalize the fundamentalists who have warped the words from that holy book. Earlier this month, Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary of the UK, where I live, said there were at least 500 British Muslims training with ISIS in Iraq and Syria — more Muslims, apparently, than there are enlisted in the UK Military. What if these lunatics decide to use their passport to come back to the UK to launch Westgate-style attacks?

For every violent passage in the Koran, there is a peaceful passage — which can be a handy tool when it comes to confronting radicals in the realm of ideas. The odds are that if you are assailed by a radical Islamist in the streets of London or Toronto, it will be with words not bullets. For the sake of intellectual self-protection, it is worth getting up to speed on what these fanatics are so fanatical about.

A conversation with a Muslim theologue always changes for the better once you show them you have some kind of knowledge of the Koran and Islam. There is much in the Koran about “kafirs” (non-believers) and how Muslims should deal with them. (Spoiler: They shouldn’t always be killed.) From my personal experience, a conversation with a Muslim theologue always changes for the better once you show them you have some kind of knowledge of the Koran and Islam.

Some might fear that learning a bit of Islam will lead to a Homeland type situation, with folks going all Brody on us. But I doubt that. When I was growing up in Don Mills, Ont., school kids had to learn and recite the Lord’s Prayer, regardless of the fact that the majority of students at my school were Jewish. I don’t recall any of us going on to become Christian soldiers.

In the years since the Iraq War, paramilitary jihadist groups have been growing. They are all competing for the Gold Medal in the Jihadist Games: a big hit on America. UK is the Silver — and let’s hope Canada isn’t the bronze. Until this fight is over, a little knowledge could go a long way."



Once again, we have living proof here that apparently westernized and completely integrated muslims in our society remain, under the thin veneer of modernity, islamic supremacists. This counsel is nothing more than a thinly disguised attempt at luring gullible westerners into the muslim realm. Today, she is telling us, 'no, you don't have to convert, but it might come in handy if you just knew how to recite the shahadah.' Ten years from now - if that long - she will counsel us, in all likelihood in a more sterner voice, 'well, islam is now firmly entrenched in your societies, why don't you simply become a muslim too, it could go a long way'.

A long way to what? Seeing our once prosperous societies evolve into the drab, unfree, economical basket cases that virtually all muslim countries are, except the ones fortunate enough to sit on oil? No, thanks and fuck off.

Her 'advice' is illustrative too, of the near total incapacity of muslims to acknowledge that at the heart of the gigantic problems the muslim world is facing, as well as the equally immense problems it is causing to the non-muslim world ... is their religion itself.

No Madam Qureshi, we need not learn that shahadah. If anything, we need to learn to finally break the chains that run berserk political correctness has imposed on us, and start calling islam what it is: a lunatic, hopelessly backward, inherently evil and inhuman moon cult, fit only for savages and retards.


You can stuff your shahadah up your cloaca. And your so revered prophet muhammad, Piss, Excrement and Vomit be showered upon him, was nothing but a filthy, subhuman, delirious, murderous, traitorous, perverse ape who fancied sticking his wrinkled dick in little girls' vaginas. Amongst others.

I will return you the favor Madam Qureshi: here is a little advice from Outlaw Mike for you and your co-religionists:




MUSLIMS, GET OUT OF OUR COUNTRIES AND GO BACK TO YOUR HELLHOLES!!!


Have I made myself abundantly clear?



MFBB.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"CONSERVATISM IS ALL ABOUT THE BEST FOR EVERYBODY".

Over at Theo Spark, I have come across possibly the VERY BEST promotional video for Conservatism EVER.




After seeing this, I actually wanted to kick the Republican senators and representatives in the butt, with the exception of James Inhofe and possibly a few others. THIS is what I wanted to hear from them over the past 5 years - and never got. I wonder, why on Earth hasn't a single one among them been able to bring this message across the way Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity just did?

Oh.

Yeah...

Those GOP Senators are also somehow "State" - even if their party has not provided the President nor the government.

And Limbaugh and Hannity are the Private Sector.

If you needed any more proof why limited government is good, watch that video AGAIN.


MFBB.

Friday, August 22, 2014

UPCOMING: 'EUROPES LAST STAND'.

Next Sunday, the movie 'Europe's Last Stand' will premiere in Italy. Check out the trailer:




Produced by PRB Publishing and the Christian Action Network. The movie posits that islam's conquest is based on 5 pillars:


Infiltration …

Between 1990 and 2009, 26 million Muslims have immigrated to Europe — coming from all directions and pouring into every country. No country has been hit harder than Italy with both legal and illegal Muslim immigrants. “The problem of illegal immigration in Italy and Europe is really a big issue that concerns us all — especially immigration from Muslim countries,” says Italian Senator Enrico Pianetta. “This will be the big issue in the years to come in Italy and Europe, because the nation’s birth rate is very low in Italy, but it is a very high birth rate by the Muslim people.”

Imams …

Along with millions of Muslim immigrants arriving in Europe are radical Imams. These extremist Islamic preachers have a large Internet following and guide thousands of European Muslims in their plan to implement Sharia law in the West, and to topple the governments of their home countries.

“Of course Islam is growing in Europe and we’re going to take over, anyway. Very soon. I’m sure of it,” said Abu Imran, with Sharia for Belgium.

Isolation …


Radical Imams want to reject the laws of secular society and replace them with the authority of Sharia in Muslim-controlled districts.

Essentially, they want to turn European cities into an Islamic state-within-a-state.

“We are obliged to rise as communities and confront evil with good, to invite the society to Islam, to take the authority away from the people who have it, to give it to the Muslims to implement Sharia.” (Anjem Choudary, Sharia 4UK)

Islamization …

From forcing banks to remove offensive piggy banks, to arresting citizens for making anti-Muslim comments, to requiring schools to serve Halal food, the goal of the radical Islamist is to force non-believing Europeans to conform to Sharia law. As politicians give in to the demands of the Islamists, it has some in Europe wondering what happened to their traditional rights and freedoms.

“There is no free speech in Austria and in Europe. That’s just an illusion, that’s just what the politicians are telling you. If you wanted a definition of European free speech I would say, ‘Well you have the right to say anything as long as it’s within what the government tells you to think.’” Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, Austrian citizens arrested and fined for criticizing the Prophet Muhammed.

Implosion …

The final stage of the five pillars of Islamic Conquest is implosion. It happens when a nation loses its pride, when it sheds its uniqueness and honored heritage and when it forfeits its cherished beliefs to accommodate the demands of Sharia law.

“Why should we change our culture; why should we change our religion because we are hurting the sensibility of some other faith? When we go to their countries we cannot bring a Bible, we cannot build a church.” (Guido Lombardi, Executive Director, Italy’s League of the North.)




Hat tip our pals at Gates of Vienna.



Islam is CANCER. Prepare for BATTLE.


MFBB.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BILL WHITTLE: THE STRUGGLE FOR STUPIDITY.

So much going on, so much to write about, so much to warn against...

... and so little time.

Listen to Bill Whittle instead:




Good night. Trying to prepare a post halfway decent.


MFBB.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

SATURDAY NIGHT DUFFY, HERMAN VAN VEEN.

Duffy opens with Mercy, a single from her 2008 debut album Rockferry.




Singer/songwriter from Bangor. That's Bangor in Gwynedd, Wales.



Then it's the turn of Herman Van Veen, also a singer/songwriter, Dutch this time. With Fiets. Which means bicycle. From the Year of Our Lord 1973.




I was but a small kid when I first heard this song, barely older - if - than the girl in the video. But even so, susceptible enough for its haunting quality. Forty-one years later, it still conjures up the same feelings, at the forefront of which is Man's atavistic sadness for knowing, at all levels of consciousness, that everything must go, pass, die and disappear... even what is Most Beautiful. For which Van Veen used the image of a lovely little girl - the quintessential metaphor for human innocence - enjoying the sun on her bike. Thank God there's Christianity.


Good night.


MFBB.

Friday, August 15, 2014

MEET YASMINA HAIFI, DUTCH MINISTRY OF JUSTICE OFFICIAL AND PROJECT LEADER AT NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY CENTER: "ISIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ISLAM. IT'S A PRECONCEIVED PLAN BY ZIONISTS TO BLACKEN ISLAM'S NAME."

Someone alerted Mark Steyn to the appearance, in Dutch talkshow Pauw and Witteman, of a Mrs. Yasmina Haifi, who happens to be a 'project leader' at The Netherlands' Cyber Security Center. Uh-oh.


Here is the link to his post. And I quote him in full (I hope he doesn't mind), for this is interesting. Mark Steyn:


"A Tweet from Yasmina Haifi:



ISIS heeft niets met Islam te maken ...is vooropgezet plan van zionisten die bewust Islam willen zwart maken



Which translated into English means roughly:

ISIS has nothing to do with Islam. It's a preconceived plan by Zionists who want to deliberately blacken Islam's name.


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Who is Yasmina Haifi? She's an official at the Dutch Ministry of Justice who serves as project leader at the Netherlands' National Cyber Security Center. And she thinks Isis is a Zionist plot to make Islam look bad.

She could be right. On the other hand, maybe Yasmina Haifi is a Zionist plot to make Islam look bad - or at any rate deranged. Presumably the many Dutch Muslims out on the streets holding pro-Isis demonstrations would disagree with her - because they surely wouldn't be demonstrating in favor of a Zionist front group, would they? Unless, of course, they're also in on the Zionist plot...

Look at Yasmina Haifi in the photograph at right - she's not a burqa-wreathed crone, but a modern western career woman in a foxy red jacket with just a hint of cleavage. And yet she cannot bear the truth about her religion and what is done in its name. So she takes refuge in the laziest conspiracy of all. In the Netherlands, an "extremist" Muslim supports Isis because it's chopping the heads off infidels, but a "moderate" Muslim opposes Isis because it's a Zionist front group.

This is the human capital with which the Netherlands has chosen to build its future.

~Let us turn to Sunday's Turkish presidential election. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Prime Minister and the most consequential leader since Atatürk, won big time. The heir to Atatürk - or at any rate the candidate of his old party - was a fellow called Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, who came a distant second. Bringing up the rear was the Kurdish guy. This is the electoral map: Erdoğan carried the yellow constituencies, the Kemalist opposition the blue, and the purple is the Kurdish south-east.


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This map rang a vague bell with me. Seven years ago, I wrote about Turkish demography in National Review. The supposedly "moderate Islamist" Erdoğan had just canceled trade deals with Israel, and frosted out the US ambassador because he was Jewish; a new edition of Mein Kampf was prominently displayed at the airport bookstore. In 2003, I'd passed a rather boozy evening with an extremely convivial former Turkish foreign minister, who, midst brandy and cigars, professed his admiration for the "tough hombres" he'd known in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. A mere four years later, the new Turkey was starting to look like any old cookie-cutter death-to-the-Great-Satan stan of the month rather than the nation that gave women the vote before France did and had been Israel's best friend in an otherwise hostile region for half-a-century. A trickle of "Who lost Turkey?" stories had begun appearing in the American conservative press, and I would have joined them - except that I knew the answer. This is from my National Review column of April 16th 2007:

Since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, there have been two Turkeys — the Turks of Rumelia, or European Turkey, and the Turks of Anatolia, or Asia Minor. Kemal Atatürk was from Rumelia and so were most of his supporters, and they imposed the modern Turkish Republic on a somewhat reluctant Anatolia, where Atatürk's distinction between the state and Islam was never accepted. In its 80-year history, the population has increased from 14 million to 70 million, but the vast bulk of that population growth has come from Anatolia, whose population has migrated from the rural hinterland to overwhelm the once solidly Kemalist cities.

That map of the 2014 Turkish election is my 2007 column in one handy graphic: Eastern, Asian, Islamic Turkey has "overwhelmed" Western, European, secular Turkey. Here's another snapshot of what happened - a 2013 graphic of Turkish birth rates, showing fertility declining as you move from east to west:


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The birth rates of the Kurdish south-east will eventually cause Erdoğan a few headaches, but there won't be many Kemalists around by then. The term "Young Turks" comes from the Ottoman Empire's would-be reformers at the beginning of the 20th century. The trouble is the Young Turks are now Old Turks, and youth, energy and numbers are on Erdoğan's side. As I concluded in that column seven years ago:

Atatürk's modern secular Turkey has simply been outbred by fiercely Islamic Turkey. That's a lesson in demography from an all-Muslim sample: No pasty white blokes were involved.

Even in a society dominated by one of the most forceful personalities of the 20th century, demography proved destiny. "Atatürk", the name bestowed on Kemal by the Turkish parliament, means "Father of the Turks". Alas, he wasn't father of enough of them. And the men who were had other ideas. The chances of Turkey ever electing another Kemalist government decrease with each election cycle.

~As for the "pasty white blokes", what lessons does Turkey hold for Europe or even Australia and Canada? They too are undergoing remorseless demographic evolution: Look at, say, French natives as Rumelian Turks and French Muslims as Anatolians. In the last presidential election, the Muslim vote for M Hollande was larger than his margin of victory over Sarkozy. How large will it be in 2017?

What about Down Under? Australia is one of the least insane western polities, not to damn with faint praise. But the appalling and disgraceful reactions to the junior jihadist with the severed head suggest that for Australia's Opposition Leader and his Members of Parliament electoral viability requires tiptoeing around even the most brutal provocations. Miranda Devine runs the numbers:

The most populous Muslim electorates in the country are Labor. Blaxland, held by Jason Clare, has a Muslim population approaching 25 per cent, Watson, held by Tony Burke, has 20 per cent. Next comes the Labor seat of Calwell, in northwest Melbourne, with 16 per cent. The fourth most populous Muslim electorate is the Sydney seat of Reid, with 10 per cent, the only significant Muslim electorate held (barely) by a Liberal, Craig Laundy.

It's no surprise Laundy has been a vocal opponent of the government's now defunct free speech reforms of the Racial Discrimination Act, which were so strenuously opposed by Muslim organisations.

Will that be enough to save his seat? I would doubt it. Relatively few people want to jet off to the Sunni Triangle and decapitate someone. But a far more significant number are remarkably relaxed about decapitation as long as the head being sawn off is a Jew's, or a Christian's, or a Yazidi's. And, when it comes to entertaining even a very narrow criticism of what is done in Islam's name, a far larger number of people, invited to choose between criticizing Islam or embracing lunacy, find it easier, like Yasmina Haifi at the Dutch Ministry of Justice, to embrace lunacy. How many like-minded souls will have joined Yasmina in Dutch government service by 2020?

And there are no Kemal Atatürks in sight, only culturally craven prostration limbo-dancers like Bill Shorten. Absent any countervailing forces, continued mass Muslim immigration will lead to the death of France and the Netherlands, as those terms have any meaning. Look at it this way: There are three reactions to Isis among western Muslims - active support on the streets from the excitable young lads, deranged conspiracy theories from Yasmina Haifi, and utter deafening silence from everybody else. Suppose one of those youthful jihadists returns from Mosul and decides to decapitate a French Jew. Do you think that trio of reactions would be any different?

This is beyond "integration" or "assimilation", and closer to what William Wilberforce, in another context, called "the reformation of manners", and on a scale even he might have balked at. Without that, the numbers will, as in Turkey, prove decisive.



Be all that as it may, it may come as a consolation to hear that apparently, Madam Haifi has been fired...

Check out this screenshot from Omroepwest (Dutch online news source:)


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The text below says that on Wednesday top brass at the Ministry of Security and Justice, "after consultation" have fired Yasmina Haifi. This is just as well. Still, one has to wonder... how on Earth is it possible that a woman who is convinced that ISIS is a Zionist plot to blacken the name of islam has managed to become 'project leader AT THE NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY CENTER OF THE NETHERLANDS'?????

Oh, and the last sentence visible on that screenshot? "Haifi is chairwoman of the Action Committee Restore Confidence". What's that about? Simple. There have just recently been heavy riots in Schilderswijk, that's a The Hague neighborhood where last weekend a demo took place by people protesting both ISIS radicalists and the frightening surge in antisemitism in The Netherlands.

Almost needless to say, the demo was attacked by muslim youths. Police had to intervene, and those muslim youths liked that about as much as the late Michael Brown's pals who are currently running amok in Ferguson.

Madam Haifi was quick as a lightning this week to mobilize the oufit 'Herstel van Vertrouwen' (Restore Confidence) to.... guess what? Sit around the table with the The Hague PD, smoke a waterpipe and drink tea?

Silly you. No, Haifi and Herstel van Vertrouwen have been very busy this week to gather evidence of the brutality of the The Hague police officers vis-à-vis the muslim counter-protesters, accusing them, of, you get it, Discrimination. Quite a busybody, that woman is! Dutch rightwing blog Elsevier mentions some interesting points regarding Mrs Haifi's bio. She studied 'Cultural Anthropology'. Brrrr. We all know that the parts of universities where stuff like that is taught are fertile breeding grounds for leftozoid selfhaters. It is one thing when the Low Countries' natives are processed by these insitutions. Gives us the likes of Jean-Jacques de Gucht, for instance. But if you subject an islamic supremacist to white guilt-ridden profs molesting their both their own brains, or what passes for it, and those of their students, with anti-western propaganda, what comes out makes said Mr De Gucht look like a Vlaams Belang member.


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Plus of course, how on earth could a muslim cultural anthopologist with in all likelihood a very scant technological baggage end up in a high tech environment like a national Cyber Security Center??? As a project leader no less, without doubt a posh job with a fat salary. Nice career traject huh, and Madam Haifi has been on the State payroll for... twenty years. How come all these types are invariably government employees?

To get back to the core of the matter, Yasmina Haifi's outrageous tweet is, alas, nothing unusual. If you think that the nutters among our muslim co-citizens are the ones with ISIS flags in Schilderwijk, The Hague, or Sint Joost Ten Node, Brussels (where reportedly the bloke whose toddler held up the head of a slain Syrian soldier came from)... think again.

People like Haifi look indeed very western, but IT DON'T MEAN A THING. Three months ago, my wife and I attented a meeting from a commercial organization our company is a member of. That meeting took place in Francorchamps, eastern Belgium - not that that matters. What mattered is that at noon we were having dinner, that thereafter the talk among our colleagues and us began to center on the broad world affairs, read the omnipresence of a muslim side in virtually all conflicts on earth, and that suddenly a guy sitting across the table from my wife brought up 9/11 and that he was convinced it was an evil Bush government plot.

I had not been paying particular attention to that guy, for he looked like the rest of us. It was only after that insane comment that I began to study him a little better.... and he appeared to be a Turk. Yes, he was clothed in utterly western attire, better than me for sure (he had a starched designer shirt and a tie). Yes, it was only when one paid very close attention that one could discern that Flemish was not his mother's tongue. And yes, upon close scrutiny he appeared to have a slightly broader visage and a tan, like most Turks I know. Finally, I was able to read his nameplate too, until then hidden by a fold in his clothes. It was a Turkish name, all right.

But if that guy hadn't brought up the lunatic idea that Bush had ordered 9/11 only to have an excuse to attack Saddam Hussein, I might just as well have left the dinner table and gone to the afternoon meeting convinced that opposite my wife, say, a Koen De Meulemeester had been sitting.

It is truly frightening how these people can appear to be perfectly integrated, then turn out to be, on some level, just as brainwashed as their more macho co-religionists. Think of Yasmina Haifi: she looks like a western chick, walks like a western chick, and quacks like a western chick. But she ain't no western chick but an ISIS supporting ostrich.

And I have one more tidbit for you.

Yasmina Haifi is a member of the PvdA, our good friends the Dutch Socialists.

But. I suspect you suspected that already.




MFBB.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

DR. BEN CARSON: "MANY REPUBLICANS ARE JUST LIKE DEMOCRATS."

I don't know when exactly the downfall of the Democratic Party began. I assume that once upon a time it harbored a still substantial number of people of whom, despite their being severely flawed in a number of crucial areas like the economy and ethical matters, one could still expect a degree of reason, accountability and decency.

It is even possible that deep in the bowels of this party there are still such people.

As a whole though, I consider the Democratic Party of 2014 as morally and intellectually bankrupt. And, in a word, lost. At the very best, it's criminally negligent with regards to the running of the country. At worst, it's a criminal enterprise tout court.

But none of this detracts from the fact that their natural 'opponents', the Republicans, have an fair amount of butter on the head too. Countless are the times that I expected from this party, which has spawned the likes of Lincoln, Eisenhower and Reagan (after his seeing the light, anyway) could have stepped forward, so to speak in the path of the democrats' progressive juggernaut, and yelled 'STOP'.

But no.

I recall a co-blogger and once upon a time frequent reader and commenter here, Mark from Colorado, once calling the Democrats socialists and the Republicans reluctant socialists.

But these days, it seems to me that's much too kind for the GOP. And I am by no means the only one to think so:



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Well said Doctor Carson.


If you follow this link to Breitbart, where I got the embed code, you may get the impression many people think Carson would be a terrific Republican candidate for POTUS come 2016. Maybe. I hear he is for some kind of gun control, and I don't like that stance at all. Guns are not the problem. The decline of American society at the hands of the progressives is the problem.

Either way, Carson "legt de vinger op de wonde", literally "lying the finger on the wound", which is a Dutch saying for exactly pinpointing the problem. A very apt saying imho, given the man's profession. Like in Europe, in America people of the Right should STOP trying to look like somewhat to the left, thereby more or less acknowledging the subliminal, no make that very open, message of the left that 'progressive' is 'good', while 'conservative' is inherently evil.

These days, it's actually the other way round, and while this post is not the place to explain why, I have truckloads of arguments to make my case. The parting word is for Dr Carson:


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MFBB.