Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Sunday, October 25, 2015
The airstrikes conducted by the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria against Islamic State militants have not caused any significant refugee exodus to Europe, Amin Awad, the Middle East director for the UN refugee agency UNHCR, told a briefing in Geneva.
Seventy-two years ago, a slave army began the liberation of Europe in a small Belorussian village called Lenino. The Polish soldiers who fought in the battle of Lenino were slaves in the classical sense: living spoils of war rounded up by the Soviet Union starting September 17th, 1939, sent deep into Siberia in packed cattle cars with a small hole in the middle of each one serving as a latrine, distributed amongst the various gulags omnipresent within the Stalinist state.
Those who did not starve to death or die of disease lived to fight for mother Russia because doing so was their only hope for restoring the freedom of their Polish fatherland. Betrayed by Britain and France during the German attack against Poland in 1939, they were given the chance to leave for Iran when the British-aligned Polish government in exile secured an amnesty from Joseph Stalin. They refused, preferring to remain in Russia because they wished to fight and die in order to free Poland rather than become a colonial army fighting for a British King without honor who had betrayed them. They became the First Polish division of the Polish People’s Army.Read More: http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/10/lenino-the-slave-army-that-liberated-europe.html
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Before its official season begins, the New York Philharmonic has movie nights. What happens is, the orchestra plays the score while the movie unspools on a big screen overhead.
This year, the Philharmonic screened, and played, On the Waterfront and The Godfather. I will have something to say about the music, and the playing, in my next “New York Chronicle” for the magazine.
Here, I’d like to say a few more things. I was a bit surprised that the Philharmonic selected On the Waterfront. This movie, as you know, is Elia Kazan’s masterpiece from 1954. It is also one of the great anti-union statements of all time. By extension, it is a critique of Communism, and political thuggery in general.
Kazan has been in bad odor on the left ever since he “named names,” to use the phrase we all grew up with—ever since his testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1952. His movie, of course, further inflamed the Left.
I remember when Kazan received an honorary Oscar in 1999. It was hugely controversial. Some actors in the audience ostentatiously refused to applaud, crossing their arms.
Deletion of Australian Pygmies from history an example of Zio political attack on Whites and on science
From the 1940s until the 1960s, it was fairly widely known there were pygmies in Australia. They lived in North Queensland and had come in from the wild of the tropical rainforests to live on missions in the region. This was a fact recorded at the time not only in anthropological textbooks and articles but also in popular books about the Australian Aborigines. There was even an award-winning children’s book tracing their origins. The more famous photographs of the Australian pygmies were reproduced in both the academic and the popular literature.
At the time, there was controversy about their origins but not over the fact of their existence. In 1962, the first volume of Manning Clark’s History of Australia recorded their presence on its first two pages and repeated the then influential anthropological theory about their origins and their place in the waves of migration of hunter-gatherer peoples from Asia who populated the Australian continent in the millennia before the British arrived in 1788.
Yet, since then, the Australian pygmies have been totally obliterated from public memory. To test just how complete this process has been, over recent months we have questioned a wide range of friends and acquaintances. Although most were well-educated and well-read people, none had ever heard of the pygmies, not even when we used some of their other, once-familiar alternative names such as “Negritos” and “Barrineans”. A few friends scoffed at the notion and demanded some evidence. They wouldn’t believe us until we emailed them the photographs.
Read More: http://davidduke.com/deletion-of-australian-pygmies-from-history-an-example-of-zio-political-attack-on-whites-and-on-science/
Paging Kevin MacDonald…
Bryan Caplan’s Id made a guest appearance on his anti-Gentilism hateblog, confessing in starkly monochromatic detail exactly how much Bryan Caplan’s Ego HATES HATES HATES the idea of living in a nation with a majority White Gentile population.
There are a lot of open borders nutjobs currently in circulation, but Bryan Caplan’s Id is the most deranged of them all. The Sperg Total is so far removed from reality I wonder if his bubble is slowly asphyxiating him and destroying brain cells.
His pro-nation-destruction “””argument”””, if in a fit of magnanimity one could call it that, rests on the (false) (utterly inane) premise that when one group gets too numerically large and powerful, they will necessarily do scary things, the thought of which overloads Caplan’s RAM, and the way to prevent this is to make sure everyone is a minority in their own country, so that power is divided commensurately among the disparate tribes and the risk of its misuse thereby reduced. This will, according to Caplan’s readout, produce a utopia on earth where hundreds of tribes competing for status and power are replaced by one glorious tribe (his own, natch) calling the shots and an indentured commune of powerless peons content with a political and social arrangement that negates their tradition and culture and cuts them off from having any decision over the constitution of the nation they will bequeath their posterity.
Read More: https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2015/10/15/bryan-caplans-id-or-whats-left-of-it/
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Using White House reporting claim of 12%, 1 in more than 30 women at MSU and OSU are sexually assaulted, not 1 in 5
Trigger Warning: If you are upset by the accurate reporting of facts, statistics and data about campus sexual assault please stop reading now.
In a January 2014 report titled “Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action” (which led to the creation of the “Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault” headed by Vice-President Joe Biden), the White House made the following two statements:
White House Statement 1. Sexual assault is a particular problem on college campuses: 1 in 5 women has been sexually assaulted while in college.
White House Statement 2. Reporting rates for campus sexual assault are also very low: on average only 12% of student victims report the assault to law enforcement.
There’s a huge, irreconcilable statistical problem here, and I’ve reported on that irreconcilable issue on CD here, here, here, here and here. Using actual reported crime statistics on sexual offenses at almost any US college and applying the White House claim that only 12% of campus sexual assaults actually get reported, we have to conclude that nowhere near 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted while in college. Alternatively, if the “1 in 5 women” claim is true, the percentage of sexual assaults that get reported to the campus police would have to be much, much lower than 12%. In other words, the statistical claims about campus sexual assault that the White House uses don’t work together and they therefore both can’t be simultaneously correct. That is, either the claim that 1-in-5 college women are sexually assaulted claim is way too high or the 12% reporting rate is way too high.
Read More: http://www.aei.org/publication/using-white-house-reporting-rate-of-12-1-in-more-than-30-women-at-msu-and-osu-are-sexually-assaulted-not-1-in-5/
In a recent interview for Polish news network TVN 24, MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke emphasized that Poland has more to fear from a powerful Germany and a chaos-ridden Ukraine than it does from Russia.
- Creator of Germany's favourite elf dies aged 94 (24 Sep 15)
- Top German books compete for literary prize (16 Sep 15)
- Yes, you CAN buy '50 Shades' before 10pm (23 Jun 15)
"Limiting freedom of expression is not just censorship, it is also an assault on human nature," Rushdie told a news conference.
"Expression of speech is fundamental to all human beings. We are language animals, we are story-telling animals," he said, insisting that free speech was a universal principle.
"Without that freedom of expression, all other freedoms fail," he said.
Rushdie has had an Islamic death sentence hanging over his head for a quarter of a century over his 1989 book "The Satanic Verses".
Iran's then supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa saying the author should be killed, forcing Rushdie to go into hiding, with the British government placed him under police protection.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
When Russell Kirk wrote America’s British Culture it was as a necessary corrective to frequent claims that ours is a polyglot culture, a “multi culture” held together solely by certain abstract political principles, generally summed up in a phrase from the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence (“all men are created equal,” with “inalienable rights”). Kirk’s is, indeed, a good and useful book, pointing to the cultural origins of American traditions of thought and action in the British Isles. But one should not take Kirk’s book, or any truly conservative work on the roots of American order, as an endorsement of the fantasy that America, or at any rate conservative America, is some kind of cheap copy of high Anglican English culture, with its highly-mannered ethos and its rejection of political principle in favor of “muddling through” at all costs. Conservatives do not, or at least should not, simply adopt customs not their own, or accept full identification with a narrowly defined culture with which they share only a limited number of common sources and living traditions. Such a path may have been appropriate for T.S. Eliot. But the reasons for this ex-patriot poet’s English conversion had more to do with the primacy of his mind and the timeless art he produced than with the capacity of peoples to pursue a good life in concrete, historical circumstances.
Read More: http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/10/how-british-is-american-culture.html
The paper of record shills for a movie that claims to exonerate Dan Rather—against all evidence.
The episode known as Rathergate represents one of the great journalistic frauds of our time. The scandal erupted from a 60 Minutes Wednesdaysegment rushed to air on the evening of September 8, 2004, in time to influence the approaching presidential election pitting George W. Bush against John Kerry, as it was clearly intended to do. The segment consisted of two parts that didn’t quite fit together except in their antipathy to Bush. In the first part, based on an interview with the vice chairman of Kerry’s national finance committee, Dan Rather essentially claimed that political influence had been brought to bear to secure Bush’s admission to the Texas Air National Guard as an interceptor jet pilot in 1968. In the second part, based on documents supposedly from the “personal file” of Bush’s commanding officer, Rather reported that Bush had defied an order to take a physical necessary to maintain his flight status and, among other things, thus failed to discharge his military obligations. The segment was produced and written by Mary Mapes.
Read More: http://www.city-journal.org/2015/eon1012sj.html
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Western countries are willing to grant asylum to Syrian refugees, but are still unwilling to stop adding fuel to the fire of the Syrian civil war, Greece-based independent humanitarian journalist Fragkiska Megaloudi notes.
Read More: http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/10/wyoming-high-school-bows-to-political-correctness-cancels-america-day-for-fear-of-offense/
Young European men have started to take up the challenge posed by the nonwhite Third World swarms and physically resist the invasion force, with attacks on “asylum” centers taking place overnight in Germany and Holland.
Read More: http://newobserveronline.com/young-germans-and-hollanders-physically-resist-the-nonwhite-invasion/
The 500 largest American companies hold more than $2.1 trillion in accumulated profits offshore to avoid U.S. taxes and would collectively owe an estimated $620 billion in U.S. taxes if they repatriated the funds, according to a study released on Tuesday.
The study, by two left-leaning non-profit groups, found that nearly three-quarters of the firms on the Fortune 500 list of biggest American companies by gross revenue operate tax haven subsidiaries in countries like Bermuda, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Citizens for Tax Justice and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund used the companies' own financial filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission to reach their conclusions.
Technology firm Apple was holding $181.1 billion offshore, more than any other U.S. company, and would owe an estimated $59.2 billion in U.S. taxes if it tried to bring the money back to the United States from its three overseas tax havens, the study said.
Read More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/06/usa-tax-offshore-idUSL1N12600Q20151006
Thursday, October 8, 2015
The Islamic State continues to wreak havoc in Iraq and Syria. The extremist Islamic group, unmatched in its atrocities, has slaughtered hundreds of innocent Christians, Yazidis, Alawites, Shiites and their more moderate coreligionists. Now, hundreds of thousands of desperate Middle Easterners are fleeing the region, creating a worldwide refugee crisis and possibly spreading terrorists throughout Europe and beyond.
So where did the Islamic State — or ISIS — get the sophisticated equipment and weaponry to cause all of this death, destruction and displacement? Sadly, much of it was acquired, free of charge, from the United States — a direct result of the Obama administration's "JV" foreign policy and its incompetent defense strategy, which showered poorly trained allied forces with weapons, vehicles and materiel without properly ensuring these valuable assets remain in friendly hands.
The Telegraph recently reported that U.S. military-trained "Division 30"— a collection of supposedly "moderate" rebels fighting against Bashar Al Assad's dictatorship in Syria — turned over their weapons to al-Qaeda-affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra as soon as they entered the country. Galling, yes, but this hardly would be the worst loss of U.S. equipment to extremists.
In Iraq, when ISIS took Mosul in June 2014, it scored 2,300 Humvees made in America and originally provided to Iraqi security forces. Earlier this spring, its capture of Ramadi came with a lethal bonus: American-made artillery, M1A1 tanks, and various wheeled and tracked vehicles. Exact counts are difficult to obtain.
Today, we're at war with our own weapons. As Peter Van Buren wrote for Reuters in June:
The Hellfires and AT-4's, anti-tank weapons, are presumably going to be used to help destroy the American armor in the hands of Islamic State. The United States also is conducting airstrikes to destroy weapons seized by Islamic State.
Young adult literature helps start meaningful conversations with teens about real world issues.
In 2012, exactly two weeks after Trayvon Martin was shot to death for being young and black and wearing a hoodie, I sat in a darkened theater watching children as young as 13 years old kill each other in The Hunger Games. While to me the movie hit more than a little too close to home, that didn’t seem to be the case for the room packed with teenagers, who broke out in cheers every time another contestant fell by the wayside, leaving Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark one step closer to victory.Read More: http://www.uscatholic.org/YALit
PARIS — There’s something very French about intellectuals weighing in on topical issues loudly and regularly. The latest twist is that they have taken over the political debate.
From front pages to television talk shows, a few philosopher-pundits have taken center stage, defending their dark vision of a France in danger of losing its identity, sovereignty, culture — in short, its soul.
Take the example of Éric Zemmour, a controversial commentator and author of a best-selling book, “The French Suicide,” whose title tells it all. Recently he was on the cover of the right-wing magazine Valeurs Actuelles as the hero of a new novel that casts him as a presidential candidate.
A headline in the newspaper Le Monde questioned whether the intellectuals who share Mr. Zemmour’s pessimism — including several prominent former leftists — aren’t playing the game of the National Front, the far-right party that has capitalized on popular dissatisfaction with immigration, globalization and, notably, the European Union.
Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/06/world/europe/a-dark-vision-from-french-intellectuals.html