Saturday, January 31, 2009

Politics=War in Action

"Democracy in Action" is how the Left typify it!

When the politics=war crowd gets into Government they could silence the opposition, either by morally condemning them on trumped up charges as we have seen played out over the last few days (see "From Political Correctness to One Party Rule"), or -

they could unleash one of their political action attack dogs, as is the case today:

Move On: "Not One"

"Not a single Republican voted for President Obama's economic recovery plan in the House. If that happens in the Senate, Obama's plan won't pass. We've got a new TV ad to win over swing-vote Republican senators. Can you chip in?"

Why not ask George SoroS for a hand-out? Or is this supposed to pass for 'grassroots in action'? Swarming, nudging ... where the Left has a presence some form of coercion is usually not very far of.

Stimulus - recovery plan? The video has the gall to call for supporting "the Obama recovery plan for 3 million jobs, not the failed policies of the past ..." yada yada yada - ~~~~~~~ (these represent sound-waves, the definition of postmodern 'communications').

No, let's recover as slow as possible and credit the politicians by revamping the failed policies of the far, far past! [sarc off]

Only in countries without private ownership (i.e. in totalitarian states) can the Government 'create' jobs, rather like Corporal Hitler's and the Communists' hundred percent employment rate! (In the 1934 National Socialist economy of Germany 52,000 men were required to work on civil engineering projects alone, while some 100,000 were employed in supplying their building material.)

In liberal democracies it's a demonstrable fallacy that is re-enacted every time some Government has wrecked the economy by 'regulating' it. In this particular case banks were compelled by law to peddle subprime mortgages.

The Keynesian game is a parlor trick played by politicians on the people they claim to represent! The truth is, there is nothing the state can do to counter the fix except letting the market's self-regulating mechanism do its job; and the more they interfere with that process, the longer recovery takes.

But admitting that would prove that capitalism isn't the villain of the piece, but the hero. And it would unmask the Leftist game for what it is: a war on reality! So Keynesianism allows them to shine, a show-case for the policies that saved the country - despite, rather than because of it.

Back to party politics, the other war. The loyal opposition has finally decided a counter-offensive is in order. Conservatives are slowly catching on to the Left's Alinsky tactics.

Although full comprehension of the Postmodern anti rulebook is hard to accomplish, simply because it is so antithetical to anything we know, the TCOT Action Projects' "Launch Operation MOVE OVER" makes an excellent start.

Beginning Monday we will call 5 Rep Senators targeted by and confirm their opposition to the Pork Laden Spoils Spending Bill

We will also call a few wavering Democrats

Blog action also detailed

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Saturday January 31, 2009 8 PM CST


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We encourage American freemarket supporters to sign up with TCOT Action Projects, RootsHQ and DontGo. These grassroots projects aim at remedying some of the hiatus Conservatism had in IT based activism. They make a flying start with countering the worst end-justifies-the-means assaults by the statists.

We'd like to call on Europeans to sign up with "Roots! We the Peoples of Europe", either on Facebook or on Ning. Roots! are planning to develop similar action programs to claim back Europe from the Hegelian statists for its peoples, as it should have been!


Just released film material by Free Wagon Films shows that the much admired "New Deal" FDR Administration was over its eye-balls infiltrated by communist subvertors, which may be the reason President Obama is (subconsciously) attracted to its policies. The series "The Subversion Factor" deals with the entire range of moles throughout the last century. Part 2 explains the matter in general, while part 3 specifically deals with the FDR years.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

From Political Correctness to One Party Rule (Updated)

President Obama is in full "render-critique-beyond-the-pale" mode to mute the opposition. In the footage below we see Sean Hannity discussing it with Ann Coulter.

It's actually far more sinister than we usually give it credit for. This is, because to date political correctness has been put to use on woolly issues on the periphery of rough-and-tumble politics. It has been an irritant - a bad one at times - but that was it!

An insistent opponent would still be able to get the word out and hope to break through the callous layers of moral indignation. This however is getting increasingly difficult! Here we have a live opportunity to watch the process in action. The development from P.C. seedling, to full blown poison-acorn goes somewhat as follows.

The operator registers in public the presence of the opposition and displays surprise at its intensity, even if it's entirely justified and certainly mild in comparison with the rage-rage-rage histrionics Conservatives had to endure over long eight Bu$Hitler years. It would read like "Wow, we have an opponent and he's saying tough stuff about us".

This caricature is taken progressively to extremes. The next development stage goes from "petty grievances" to memes of " intolerable", "repugnant", and "it's no longer acceptable that we would have to endure such slanderous insult, followed by a word of caution on the dangers of dissent in times of crises! See this footage - an interview of MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell with Congressman Mike Pence for a great example of moral outrage over legitimate opposition (on the 4:35 mark).

This caveat by that time has generated enough indignation in the loyal media and the liberal grassroots for the opposition to have become reprehensible thugs in the consciousness of the tactically innocent: et voila, political correctness is born!

Of course we can always take this one step further by declaring the opposition morally as well as legally out of the order by adopting Orwellian Fairness Doctrine, or finding loopholes in existing legislation. By now we have well reached seedling level of one-party dictatorship.

During the Presidential campaign we've listed a few pretty corrosive examples, reason for the creation of a new collection point on Articles, entitled for good reason "Ruled by the Mob".

Take this outstanding example from "We Are All Plumbers Now": This is perhaps the most ominous aspect yet of both the radicalized Democratic Party in general, and the Obama campaign in particular: they appear to be after ways how the law can the used to criminalize opponents. Uncle Joe would be proud!

Point in case is a
local Democratic chairman reacting to Philip Berg's valid lawsuit for Barack Obama to present evidence of natural born citizenship. In this footage we can literally see him looking for ways to delegitimise Berg's efforts: either he's on a personal vendetta, or he must be trespassing on somebody's privacy rights (...)

These latter stages of the disease are simply too awful to contemplate just yet. For now enjoy Hannity and Coulter:


The politics=war analogy of the Presidential campaign is effortlessly promulgated into the Obama Administrative era. Some Conservatives actually fall for centrist talk and labels. They need to get this: to postmodernists like Obama words are meaningless! That's no exaggeration or a figure of speech: in postmodern philosophy words are mere soundwaves. Everything is rhetoric and calculated for secundary effect ...

WND: "Alinskyite Obama hopes to hush Rush", by David Limbaugh

(...) In his eight full years as the recipient of endless vile and often-delusional slander, President George W. Bush rarely grumbled, much less counterattacked his tormentors. Yet before he completed his first week in office, President Barack Obama – a dedicated disciple of Saul Alinsky, who is to left-wing radicalism and social agitation what Karl Marx is to communism – declared war on Rush Limbaugh.

This was a calculated move by a man who professes to be open to all ideas but apparently brooks no dissent. He not only does not tolerate dissent well but also really doesn't even like to be questioned, as we saw during the campaign, when he accused the normally fawning press of grilling him for merely asking a follow-up question. We caught another glimpse of this last week, when he showed irritation at the White House press corps for daring to ask him a policy question after he had decreed that the sole purpose of his visit was to press the flesh. (...) >>> Digg it here

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Monday, January 26, 2009

More Fall-Out on the Dutch Prostration Before Obscurantism

- Pat Condell on the events in the Netherlands, the birthplace of de Spinoza
(Amsterdam, November 24, 1632 – The Hague, February 21, 1677) -

By the way, let's get something straight! Islam has nothing to do with race. That myth is pushed on the basis that children born to a Muslim father, are automatically absorbed into the collective Ummah. One could argue on that basis that - like race - to be a Muslim isn't a matter of choice: one cannot help it, as it were! But acting against the pernicious influence of Islamism, as a religion and as a total-ideology, has nothing to do with racism.

Here's that despicable piece of solidified hatred produced by the Amsterdam Court of Appeal. Read it! You'll be amazed how fast a country can slip into the abyss! The essence of the indictment is, insults against Islam. Since when is that notion part of Western culture? The Dark Ages are actually starting to look relatively bright in comparison! What's next? Heresy laws? The stake or the rack?

You can help and contribute towards Wilders' legal funds on this site, and ... or - and this is fun - you can order printed t-shirts from the Flaming Blog here--a wonderful American grassroots initiative by the way!

SITAmnesty has more unorthodox tips how you can contribute towards the cause of liberty.


Hmm, more fall-out:

Cranmer: "Lord Ahmed threatens Parliament into submission"

It appears that a member of the House of Lords had invited the Dutch politician, Geert Wilders, to a private meeting in the Palace of Westminster. She had intended to invite her colleagues in the Lords to a private viewing of his ‘documentary’ Fitna, followed by discussion and debate in true parliamentary fashion. This is, after all, a liberal democracy, and their lordships enjoy the rights of freedom of expression and freedom of association, not to mention certain parliamentary privileges for the protection of their function in the legislature.

But no sooner had the unsuspecting baroness sent out her invitations, Lord Ahmed raised hell. It is reported that he ‘threatened to mobilise 10,000 Muslims to prevent Mr Wilders from entering the House and threatened to take the colleague who was organising the event to court’. And so Fitna has been cancelled: it shall not now be screened in the House of Lords on 29th January.
The Pakistani Press is jubliant, and Lord Ahmed is praising Allah for delivering ‘a victory for the Muslim community’. (...) >>>

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Defining Moment For Our Generation

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004)

21/1/09: Defend Geert Wilders

The International Free Press Society


January 22, 2009 - Washington, DC and Copenhagen, Denmark: A Dutch court yesterday ordered the criminal prosecution of Geert Wilders, Dutch parliamentarian and leader of the Freedom Party (PVV), for his statements - written, spoken and filmed -regarding Islam. The Amsterdam Court of Appeals has deemed such statements “insulting,” declaring that they “substantially harm the religious esteem” of Muslims.

Clearly, the effect of this Dutch court order is to set new limits to public debate in Dutch society, in this case about the highly controversial but nonetheless crucially important subject of Islam. This makes the prosecution of Geert Wilders an unacceptable breach of the sanctity of freedom of speech in Western society.

Having ordered a criminal prosecution for the opinions of a duly elected leader of a legitimate political party, Dutch authorities have dealt a devastating blow to political expression. While Dutch prosecutors prepare their indictment and Geert Wilders’ future hangs in limbo, who in The Netherlands will dare discuss political and cultural matters related to Islam - Islamic law, Islamic integration, Islamic crime, Islamic policy - openly, freely and fearlessly? The chilling effect is instantaneous. If, indeed, Wilders is ultimately convicted, free speech will cease to exist in the heart of Europe.

The International Free Press Society believes this court-ordered prosecution against Geert Wilders, a central figure in the fight against the Islamization of the West, amounts to a dangerous concession to the strictures of Islamic law, which prohibits all criticism of Islam, over Western traditions of, and rights to robust and unfettered debate. As such, it is tantamount to a surrender to totalitarian influences that undermine all Western freedoms. And as such, it must be resisted.

It is important to recall recent history. Two Dutchmen, Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh, have been murdered for their outspoken opposition to Islamization in The Netherlands. Another Dutch politician, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, has been infamously forced into exile. Wilders alone now carries this debate over Islam in Dutch society forward - forcefully but logically, outspokenly but reasonably, and always peacefully. In order to do so, this member of Dutch parliament lives in a virtual prison, consigned to 24-hour guard by Islamic death threats against his life. Now, Dutch authorities have ordered him to be prosecuted for the Orwellian crime of committing “insulting” words.

As Wilders puts it, “If I have to stand trial, I will not stand trial alone, but also with the hundreds of thousands of Dutch people who reject the Islamization of The Netherlands.” He will also stand trial with those in The Netherlands and beyond who reject government prosecutions of free speech. In recognition of this this dire situation, the IFPS immediately calls on every supporter of free speech to come to the aid of Geert Wilders.To assist in this effort, the IFPS has launched an international campaign in defense of Geert Wilders and his freedom of speech.

To support these efforts, we urge you to contribute to the Geert Wilders Defense Fund. Donation information can be found at the IFPS website.

We also urge defenders of free speech to sign this letter of protest against the Dutch Government

Lars Hedegaard
President of the IFPS

Diana West
Vice President

* * *

Geert is no longer alone. Here's is the Board of Advisors so far, the Who's Who of the freedom of expression, a number of them themselves the subject of overzealous thought enforcement:

Asger Aamund
Bat Ye’or
Helle Merete Brix
Stephen Coughlin
Rachel Ehrenfeld
Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
David Harris
Ole Hasselbalch
Ibn Warraq
Hans Jansen
Ehsan Jami
Philippe Karsenty
Roger Kimball
Ezra Levant
Andrew C. McCarthy
Nidra Poller
Roger Scruton
Kathy Shaidle
Sam Solomon
Robert Spencer
Mark Steyn
Brad Thor
Allen West
Geert Wilders
Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi

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Friday, January 23, 2009

This Week's Madhouse: Wilders, Winter, Failed Philosophy

There seems to be an epidemic going on within the Postmodern West, in which valid and factual criticisms of Islam, made by politicians like Susanne Winter in Austria (bottom update) and Geert Wilders in the Netherlands are being outlawed as per the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) demands. The following question to our political leaders imprints itself on my consciousness:

Is progress temporarily suspended until Eurabia has managed to catch up with the rest of humanity, or is it your intention to keep the backward course until we've actually reverted to a level of development, on par with the pre Enlightenment age?
Our position, that the Amsterdam Court of Appeal's decision this week to prosecute Geert Wilders for - in short - insulting Islam, is encouraging the forces of chaos and radicalism, is almost immediately vindicated by today's news.
In the meanwhile relativist thought does its destructive work on the souls of the people on West Street. What strikes me in TV interviews and polls is that ordinary people have taken up a position as if Wilders' point is, to willfully and spitefully hurt poor, ordinary Muslims, either out of cold, electoral calculation, or because 'he just hates Muslims' (much like the Left hate George Bush and Muslims hate Jews).

It's as if it's just Wilders' hateful character, and that he might just as easily have swapped his perverted, vicious opinion for a warmer and fuzzier one, had he not had such an unpleasant, fascist personality. Do you see what's happening here?

It is almost as if it's a matter of civility, of etiquette. That is the result of the relativist position that denies the existence of objective reality. Everything is taken as filtered and tainted by the subjective, personal perspective.

The followers of this philosophy believe that the result will be, respect and tolerance for each and every position (the sole exception is made for the white, male 'power structure's narrative, which is uniquely evil). And reality being what it is, to appreciate it all, means to love none. In effect, it is the philosophy of Nothing that once again at some point in the foreseeable future, will end in human drama.

Over on Pajames TV Michael Ledeen in "Faster Please" has a fascinating interview with award-winning milblogger Michael Yon. They talk about the War on Terrorism and recent developments in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Netherlands is one of the coalition countries presently entrenched in Afghanistan. It is this small country's heftiest mission since the Korean War. But the national narrative looks at the Afghan undertaking almost entirely in terms of development aid. The highly trained military are seen as glorified development workers, commonly referrred to as 'soldiers'.

While the Russians have been denying the coalition access to infrastructure to assist operations in Afganistan, only this morning Yahoo!News report that the ice is thawing: "Russia sees its relations with NATO improving and wants the military alliance to succeed in Afghanistan, to reduce the regional threat".

The Taliban meanwhile kept busy blasting their way backwards through time by blowing up four boys' and one girls' school in Pakistan's scenic Swat valley. It's no reminder to the Dutch public in general that the failed state of Afghanistan, if left unchecked, can still be a major threat to the region and the world at large.

Other than the Troofers' version of events, no lessons were taken from 9/11. So these occurances in the tribal regions do not trigger any correlation being drawn between failed states and flying bombs in the capital of Capitalism.

A consequence of waking up to reality is having to deal with unpleasant facts, something that would never do for the ever 'personal realization' driven hedonists of the late counter-cultural revolution.

As for Iraq, that Bush-neocon disaster nobody wants to talk about anymore since the highly successful surge, Yon explains how the most explosive region - Al Anbar province - has proved to be key to the pacification of the entire country. The marines, rather than being IED'd to pieces, are now actually bored to death.

And on a lighter note, Yon is going to serve Troofy film manufacturer Michael Moore with a lawsuit pertaining to copyright infringements.

Who could have thought that life amongst the atoms and molecules would be that hard?!


And of course - how embarrassing - the initiative to support Geert comes from the US ...

The Flaming Blog: "Support Geert Wilders"

The Flaming Blog is proud to present this site in order to help raise money for Geert Wilders, the Dutch parliamentarian being prosecuted for his outspokenness about the dangers of Islam and the Islamisation of the Netherlands and all of the west. Wilders is being prosecuted by his own countrymen, being called an extremist, a xenophobe and all other sorts of names while the true extremists and hate-mongers exist right under their noses. The Flaming Blog offers its full support to Geert. On this site, you will find tee shirts that will help raise awareness of Geert's plight and the plight of free speech in the West. All of the proceeds go to Geert's defense fund. We must stop his prosecution and the destruction of his party, the Dutch Freedom Party! (...) >>>

Also ... a Theo van Gogh design (left) - Theo, who already gave his life for freedom!

The International Free Press Society: "Policy Statement"

In recent years - and in particular since 9/11 - freedom of speech has been shrinking throughout the world. This is true not only in countries where this most basic freedom has been tenuous at best, but increasingly where it was first conceived and long enshrined: Europe, the United States and other countries where Western ideas of liberty have taken root.

It is time to confront and reverse the forces, both internal and external, that are now arrayed against free speech, time to organize not just locally and nationally, but also globally in recognition of the common danger imperiling all free societies. The sole purpose of The International Free Press Society (IFPS) is to defend freedom of expression wherever and by whomever it is threatened. (...) The stakes in this battle could not be higher. (...) >>>

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Politicians Under Fire by Loose Pomo Canons (updated)

Today we witness two separate cases of the primacy of politics being overrun by postmodern servants of the law.

Do you remember the police searching and ransacking Britain's MP Damian Green's office last year? Well it's happened again - but then, should we be surprised of such assaults, with the British police's infestation with Common Purpose members - employees and civil servants who's motto is to "act beyond authority"?

In the Netherlands it was announced today that counter-jihad MP Geert Wilders will be prosecuted after all, despite earlier extensive investigations, conducted over a period of over six months, that concluded there was no case.

But first, let's return to Britain.

BBC: "Police 'entered Tory MP's office'"

A Conservative MP has alleged that police entered his Commons office without a search warrant demanding to see constituency correspondence. Daniel Kawczynski said he found it "disgraceful" after the controversy over the arrest of shadow immigration minister Damian Green last year. (...) He said he had been informed by his office about a police raid as he was due to make a speech in a debate. (...) Fellow Tory MP Tobias Ellwood demanded that Home Secretary Jacqui Smith make a statement to MPs about the matter. (...) >>>

Of course it can always get worse. Geert Wilders was in for a shock when a 33 page indictment landed on his desk this morning. It accuses as well as convicts him of disseminating hatred, by lumping the Koran with Corporal Hitler's war manual "Mein Kampf", and calling for an end to unbridled immigration from Islamic countries of origin, to the Netherlands.

Think for a moment of the abomination of subordinating the freedom of speech - of an MP no less - to the' right' of a religious group not to be insulted; a minority we might add, who are outraged to the limits of their tolerance, at the drop of a hat.

The subjective right not to be insulted is considered primary over the objective freedom of speech, while the equalizers are out in force, pointing out how shocking it would be of someone were to call for an end to Jewish or Christian immigration to the country (honest! I'm not making this up!).

To cite this CNN item, the video "Fitna" "includes images of terror attacks; bloodied victims; beheadings of hostages; executions of women in hijab, the traditional full-body covering; and footage, with subtitles, of Islamic leaders preaching inflammatory sermons against Jews and Christians" ...

... and none of that is actually happening and it is unrelated to the noble religion of peace, let alone that lumping that faith with Nazism would be in order.

Wilders raising the matter on the other hand - as is his duty as an MP - is "inciting hatred" on a par with Rwanda's Milles Collines hate radio. This statement was just made by one of the pomo lawyers who lodged the complaint against Wilders.

But to the reality denier everything is 'the same': sound waves and violence, uniforms and Nazis, male sexuality and rape; the murder of whales is a daily occurrence in their version of the universe. They draw the line at terrorism and ... well, terror.

You get a measure of the hypocrisy of the people involved, when you realize that these defenders of Islamic religious groups don't hesitate to press charges against a segment of the Christian community for their refusal to allow women membership of their political party on Biblical grounds. The dialectics at work.

The world has been turned on its head. It is a clear example of 'thought creates reality'. Reality is not an objective state of affairs, independent of human thought, but rather the result of it. So, if Wilders can be made to shut up, all will be well in the universe of atoms and molecules (so they believe).

But what the pomo sympathizers of Islam are doing on a moral level, is providing succor to fanatics while leaving potential moderate reformers out in the cold.

On the other hand, Wilders' denunciation of radical Islam would trigger liberals to stop tolerating their religion being hijacked by radicals. Once that awakening takes place, we might actually get somewhere.

The appeasement of evil has never led anywhere. Anyone with half a brain cell can understand that. The postmodernists, for all the indignation, have an entirely different agenda!

You can sign a petition in support of Wilders and civil liberties here, and here's a link to the Facebook Group.

You can also watch "Fitna" on our Vodpod and see how intolerant it is of the intolerant.

Updating throughout:

The principled pacifist shows more common sense than the mentally putrified! Now would be a good time to follow his lead!

The Times of India: "Non-violence can't tackle terror: Dalai"

The Dalai Lama, a lifelong champion of non-violence on Saturday candidly stated that terrorism cannot be tackled by applying the principle of ahimsa because the minds of terrorists are closed (...)
"They (terrorists) are very brilliant and educated...but a strong ill feeling is bred in them. Their minds are closed," the Dalai Lama said. (...) Read it all >>>

Front Page Magazine: "
The War on Wilders", by Jacob Laksin

(..,) To understand just how outrageous is the court’s order it is necessary to consider the substance, such as it is, of the charges against Wilders. It does not exaggerate the case to say that Wilders is being accused of nothing more than holding an opinion with which the court’s judges disagree. (One cannot call it an unpopular opinion since, if recent polling is any guide, majorities of the Dutch public share Wilders’s apprehensions about Islam and Muslims' ability to assimilate.) Thus, the court cites Wilders’s “insulting statements” and complains that his “presentation is characterized by biased, strongly generalizing [sic] phrasings with a radical meaning, ongoing reiteration and an increasing intensity.” In fact (...) >>>

Middle East Forum: "Death to Free Speech in the Netherlands", by Brooke M. Goldstein and Aaron Meyer

(...) the court has done an about-face and decreed that charges may be brought against the politician, and that prosecuting him is somehow in "the public interest." (...) Suspiciously, the wording of the appellate court's ruling strongly echoes public criticism made by the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) when the earlier prosecution was dropped, where the OIC censured prosecutors for ignoring the "thin line separating freedom of speech and the instigation of hatred, animosity and discrimination." (...)

Wilders' "crime" is what the OIC has been working to criminalize on a global level through the United Nations, while advocating the punishment of Westerners who speak out against radical Islam, terrorism, and its sources of financing. It is clear that the OIC's successes in the United Nations -- where the General Assembly passed its "Combating Defamation of Religions" resolution last year -- are already resulting in direct action. This is no victory for the Netherlands, or for anyone -- save the OIC and Islamo-fascists. The damage being done to free speech, however, is a defeat that will be felt everywhere. (...) >>>


It is with stunning speed that the house of Western civilization falls. Austrian politician convicted of "anti-Muslim incitement" Jihadwatch (hat tip Randall)

Free Speech Death Watch Update -- more on this story: "Austrian far-right legislator convicted of anti-Muslim incitement," from DPA, January 22 (thanks to Gudrun): Vienna - Austrian far-right parliamentarian Susanne Winter was convicted Thursday of incitement because of her anti-Muslim statements, including the claim that Islam's prophet Mohammed was a paedophile. Is truth no defense? Of course, the whole concept of pedophilia did not exist in Muhammad's day, but when he is taken as the supreme example of human conduct and imitated today, what results is...pedophilia. (...) >>>

... another petition to the European Court of Justice, and another Facebook group ...

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Voice of Liberty at the Price of Peanuts

Our friends Elizabeth Crum, Duane Lester and Andrew Riley at All American Blogger today let the cat out of the bag ... and they have a request.

This is a great cost-efficient grassroots project and the guys are only $250 shy of what they need for equipment and software to produce 24/7 conservative radio: News, Rock and Talk ...

All American Blogger: "RFC Radio Is Coming, February 16th"

We at All American Blogger are part of a new project aimed at bringing the conservative community a little closer. On February 16th at Noon Eastern time, RFC Radio will begin broadcasting a 24/7 stream of News, Rock, and Talk for the online conservative community.

RFC Radio stands for “Radio For Conservatives”. Our mission is to improve the distribution of conservative news and entertainment. We aren’t going to be “fair and balanced”, and we’re not going to be a shill for the Republican party.

We are conservatives, and RFC Radio is all about the conservative movement in America. RFC Radio will bring you regular news updates that will keep you up to date about what’s going on in the conservative blogosphere.

We’ll also be broadcasting great conservative talk shows from some of your favorite online conservatives. (...) What we all have in common is a love for our country, a love for freedom, and a love for liberty. And that is what RFC Radio is all about.

In order for us to make it happen, we need your help. This is absolutely grass roots. The people behind this are not rich. We don’t have corporate funding, we don’t have political party money, and we don’t have a billionaire like George Soros pulling our strings. (...)

If we could fund this ourselves, we would do it in a minute. But we just can’t afford to do it without help. The cost to get our project started is more than we can manage without some assistance from you. (...) >>>

So please, chip in for a great cause!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Burning Streets: How We Got Here

Seldom was an assumption as naive as the idea prevailing since 1989 that political radicalism was over, just because the major agitator - the Soviet Union - had collapsed under its own weight.

This notion in the heads of security services, politicians and the general public supports the evidence that the West swallowed Communist disinformation and propaganda, hook, line and sinker. Here's one that pervades Western popular thinking to this very day.

Also on the level of ideas 'Leftism' and its origins, has been very badly understood.

The first harbinger of a better understanding was posited by philosopher and historian Sir Isaiah Berlin who coined the term, the Counter-Enlightenment in his book "Against the Current" in 1979 (Hogarth Press). In all probability this trouveille can be attributed to Nietzsche, who used the term "die Gegenaufklärung" at the end of the nineteenth century.

Objectivist philosopher Stephen Hicks has explained the origins and history of the anti-modern Counter-Enlightenment movement very succinctly in his 2004 tome "Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault".

More recently Richard Wolin in "The Seduction of Unreason: The Intellectual Romance with Fascism from Nietzsche to Postmodernism" bridged the gap even further, showing how an amalgam of Left and Right collectivism resurfaced in Postmodernism. (Here's a sample chapter available from Princeton University Press.)

The reactionary movement sought to counter and destroy the rational and humanistic ideals of the Enlightenment, modernism. The first anti-modernist is the erroneously classified hero of the Enlightenment, Jean-Jacques Rousseau. He broke with reason and individualism, in effect laying the groundwork for Socialism and the notion that a collective has a 'will' of its own.

After Rousseau, the influential anti-philosophers Kant and Hegel furthered the anti-modernist cause against reason. Kant was remarkably effective in isolating the mind within the confines of the skull, rendering it practically useless as a tool for exploring knowledge and the universe. Precursing Orwell, he typified it as Pure Reason.

- Caption: Legion Park, Brighton Heights, Pittsburgh, center piece of the World War I Memorial by Allen G. Newman - photo by artisticpursuits -

From Kant onwards, the avant-garde considered man incapable of knowing anything. Kant's irrational theories are the greatest disaster in the history of the post Renaissance world. They are responsible for all pernicious ideas about the nature of thought that persist to this day.

It opened up the field for Marxism (Left collectivism), National Socialism (Right collectivism), currently culminating in Postmodernism. The latter think of the human species as a whole as a collective, a idea of Kantian origin.

Humanity as a collective is pushed today by swathes of world elites, from the transnational "one world" movement, to multiculturalists and Postmodern anti-globalists.

The Greeks identify the latter by their proper name, anarchists. The rest of the W est knows them as the squatter movement, animal rights activists, radical environmentalists, and anti globalists. They are not anti globalism as such, but just anti Western dominated globalism.

After Left and Right collectivism were dealt with through the realities of history and Francis Fukuyama briefly enjoyed "The End of History and the Last Man" the storms of Islamic radicalism were already brewing in the Middle East and spilling over on the streets of the countries favored by Muslim migrants.

The onset of the 21st Century saw a revival of Leftist radicalism. While the old 1968 hippy generation saw it's ideals drowned in a cesspool of drugs and experiments in social licentiousness, Postmodernism has shed itself of all values: life is futile, man's efforts are absurd in their presumptiousness and arrogance.

This radical Left movement is just as ready for a scorched earth as radical Islamism is. Whereas the former have nothing left to lose after their ideals collapsed over their ears, the latter are urged to self-sacrifice for a global victory of the collective Ummah. It is a marriage quite literally made in hell: both are negators of the life-force, but for different reasons.

A culture's implicit sense of life is all-pervasive. Theirs has translated into the negative territory of nihilism and death-worship. For Muslims man is a mere plaything in the hands of a fickle God. To Postmodernists man is a drifter in a purposeless, unknowable universe whose fate is determined by chaos and glandular secretions.

And this is how we got here.

World Security Network: "Urban Radicalism in Europe and Terrorism", by Ioannis Michaletos

Urban radicalism in Europe as portrayed by the recent riots in Athens is a constant worry of the European security services, since there is ample evidence of wider connections between radicals and terrorists.

There are two major themes to be looked upon. Firstly the relationship between the extreme-leftist terrorist groups that operate in the so-called "Mediterranean axis" - France, Italy, Greece and Spain - and secondly, the connection of these groups to Islamic extremists.

The radical - anarchist movement in Europe is pretty strong and well organized with thousands of loyal supporters. Back in 2005, the riots in Paris proved that the radicals and second-generation Muslim immigrants in France were able to form the political agenda of that time, although they were not successful in preventing Sarkozy’s ascendance to power 18 months later.

In June 2008, the French authorities and in particular the Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure (French Directorate-General for External Security or DGSE) announced that French anarchists were behind the attempted sabotage of the TGV railway, that if successful could have killed hundreds of people. It was also revealed that the anarchist group labeled "The Invisible Committeel" was in contact with other Italian and Greek groups over the previous period. (...)

Get it all, read the latest revelations by Greek intelligence analyst Ioannis Michaletos >>>

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Moral Confusion in the West

Last Sunday in "A Landmark: the Moment of Infamy we reported on an outrage in Duisburg, Germany in which the police - in order to deescalate a explosive situation with a raving pro Hamas crowd - broke in and entered the private premises of a Israeli sympathizer in order to remove two 'offensive' Israeli flags (see the post for video footage of the event).

Occurrences that like cross the ethics Rubicon in that police officers, servants of the state (i.e. of all of us), are seen bowing to an angry, intolerant mob.

Israel Matzav today has further information on the case and states that the incident has rightly upset a lot of people in Germany; this may not be the end of it. We sincerely hope so.

The mob is now known to have consisted of members of the Turkish Nationalistic/Islamist organization Milli Görüs (caption: logo/flag), here described as a wolf in sheep's clothing for activities other than folk dancing. Whatever aim they pursue, it prevents Turks from assimilating in Western societies and as such, is a hazard. The incident is evidence of the organization's true character and the inroads it has managed to make on the psyche of the German authorities.

The tolerance the West is showing for the intolerant is temporarily culminating in unbridled antisemitism not seen here since World War II. The Duisburg flag owner was brave enough to take a stance against it, but failed to find the servants of the law on his side to defend his rights and property.

Police spokespersons meanwhile have gone from defending their actions, to apologies (probably not even realizing why they are at fault - or am I too pessimistic here?).

The Social Democratic Party (SPD), whom for years have pushed the "multicultural" agenda like there's no tomorrow, now want a debate in the state's parliament about the outrage. Why?

Have they renounced multiculturalism as a pernicious ideology and do they no longer believe in the premise that all cultures are equally valid? Do they think Israel, a. has the right to defend itself, and b. has no option but to destroy a terrorist hell hole which brutally murders its own citizens, children included? I don't think so.

The party describes the essence of the matter as follows (read that carefully): "Why was the potential for danger during the protest so underestimated that police were forced into a situation in which they had to concede to the demands of violent (protesters) rather than (protect) the right to the freedom of speech of others?"

Israel Matsav's blogger Carl rephrases that as follows: "Actually, the central question is why police conceded to the demands of violent protesters rather than protecting the freedom of speech of others (...) If Europe wants to save itself from the Islamic onslaught, it had better learn the difference between those two questions."

The problem as usual is the relativist default position which is killing Western culture and debilitates the ability to defend against hostile self-realizationists.

The irony is, that while relativists see any absolutism as the epitome of evil (full stop), the Postmodern dialectic translates that into "any absolutism emanating from evil Western culture, 'oppressed' minorities" exempted.

- Caption: cartoon Henry Payne -

As long as that is the default morality propagated by intellectuals, the media and officials, the West is careering headlong into the abyss of cultural suicide.

The default position should be: Western laws and values prevail in this country and hence on we have a zero-tolerance policy with regard to any form of intolerance. Objectivity is key, no more compensating minorities for perceived inequalities. Any form of apartheid is unacceptable.

If that doesn't change - rapidly - we're doomed, doomed ...

- Filed on Articles in "In Defense of Liberty"

Monday, January 12, 2009

Puzzle of the Week: Connect the Dots

Let's do a little lumping, shall we! Not the postmodern version of "all who wear uniforms are Nazis", or "all white males are rapists", but some real equivalents on the philosophical level. Whatever infuriates the Leftist hypocrites is a source of amusement for the rest of us.

Question: What is the common thread in the following items?

Yahoo!News: "UK baby born without breast cancer gene"

(...) "The parents will have been spared the risk of inflicting this disease on their daughter. The lasting legacy is the eradication of the transmission of this form of cancer that has blighted these families for generations." (...) >>>

... and these nuggets from a less biologically sophisticated era:

Part 2/10 (short cut: the case is made in Part 1, but Part 2 explains it more in-depth); the rest of the historical series is available on YouTube, "New Age Inc.: NWO-Nazi Occult Aryan Worship".

Next, another dot in our puzzle - meet the humanitarian, compassionate eugenics site "Future Generations", proudly introducing evolutionary science, genetics: "We advocate measures to improve the innate quality of humankind which are entirely voluntary. (...) If we ever hope to solve the problems which face our species, it's imperative that we first look at them objectively, and assess the scientific evidence without bias. (...) >>>

Since we have such favorable experience with the subject of eugenics there can be no possible objection against that proposal, can there? [sarc off].

That was for the coarse-minded materialists. This is how the elevation of mankind works on a higher level of consciousness.

And last but not least we have a special presentation by a Lutheran broadcaster (hat tip L.L.), reminding us "How we got here": through a set of maniacal depressive hippies with visions of lifting humanity to a higher ethical plane through LSD and psychotherapy, to strip man of layer after layer of evil social constructs, a course advocated by Hillary herself: beyond social engineering lies consciousness creation!

Forward your answer within the next 24 hours in a comment. The winner gets a 4x4 Dodge Durango (just kidding).

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Landmark: the Moment of Infamy (Update)

I'm not one for cross-blogging and living off other bloggers' scoops, but this is an entirely different matter.

I request my colleague-bloggers to put this story on their front pages, to disseminate it wherever they can on Facebook, Twitter, or through whatever other means at their disposal to expose this affront. Spread it far and spread it wide!

Enough is enough. We have been finding ourselves on this slippery slope on the way to hell for some time now. The media no longer find it useful to be objective, or even to pretend they are. Last week we saw them flinging kerosene on the Gaza fire as if there's no responsibility for honest reporting.

CNN went so far as putting up and taking down an obvious fake in the time-honored tradition of Pallywood Productions, only to reinstate it moments later.

A line will have to be drawn at some point. The mob will take it all the way to Gaza and Bamyan, no mistake about it. The question is, where does the culture of freedom and civilization draw the line?

I understand the police wanted to deescalate the situation, but there's also some point that the mob needs to be told in no uncertain terms where it gets off (preferably with democracy, prosperity and responsible citizenship still somewhat in tact). I suggest this is IT.

Perhaps the best place to drop this is at the front porch of the German Embassy in your country of residence. It's a good job that Germany has a special responsibility in the case.


Relativist thinkers deny the existence of good and evil. As a result they never stop believing there is the possibility of a compromise. But you cannot negotiate with evil. About what? About how much evil is okay? How many Jews it would be okay to Endloess? This is also the barrier which President-Elect Obama will hit once he starts negotiating with Iran and Syria.


If calls of "Hamas, Hamas, put the Jews on Gas" as is the case in the Netherlands aren't bad enough, what makes present case stand out so badly is that it involves police officers, servants of the state whose task it is to uphold and protect the law and basic civil rights.

These officers however first morally nodded to the mob by granting their wishes to remove the offensive Israeli flags, they also crushed privacy and property laws by breaking and entering the premises. As such, this case crosses the Rubicon, but possibly it has occurred before in a number of places.

Jihad Watch: "German police aids Jew-hating Muslim mob, removes Israeli flag from window"

Jihad Watch reader Oao just sent me this:

:16 AM Received from Muqata Blog Reader in Germany, Sebastian M.

Today, 10.000 people demonstrated against Israel here in my hometown Duisburg (Germany) and to express their solidarity with Hamas. So, my girlfriend and me put two Israel flags out of the windows of our flat in the 3rd floor. During the demonstration which went through our street the police broke into our flat and removed the flag of Israel. The statement of the police was to de-escalate the situation, because many youth demonstrators were on the brink of breaking into our apartment house. Before this they threw snowballs, knifes and stones against our windows and the complete building. We both were standing on the other side of the street and were shocked by seeing a police officer standing in our bedroom and opening the window to get the flag. The picture illustrate this situation. The police acquiesced in the demands of the mob.

And as you can see from the video, the mob applauded, cheered, and shouted "Allahu akbar" when the flag disappeared.

Video above from Jewish Odysseus (thanks to Phil).

Our credits go to Brian of London.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Digest of the European Papers

Following digests were torn from the English language version of German meta newspaper digest Signandsight, the 'feuilletons' of Perlentaucher. Common thread in the week that was: the intractabilities of undefined morality.

This is fun! Here's one not getting half way in addressing the problem: the liberal "fear to give offense" is a major error of identification. Relativist philosophy and the postmodern dialectic are as far removed from the fear to offend as Marx is from dinner etiquette. Permanently reserving opinion on what's between The Jewel's dust sheets, it's really too bad this exquisite cover design will never see the light of day!

Perlentaucher 06.01.2009

It is twenty years since the fatwa was issued against Salman Rushdie. In an article orginially published in Spiked, British author Kenan Malik takes western liberals to task for their tendency to treat anything Islam-related with kid gloves. As in the case of Sherry Jones' novel "The Jewel of Medina", which Random House America pulled out of circulation although no Muslim had expressed objections to it. "The lesson of the Rushdie Affair that has never been learnt is that liberals have made their own monsters. It is the liberal fear of giving offence that has helped create a culture in which people take offence so easily." And he dispenses with the multicultural myth that the Rushdie Affair was about religion; it was all about politics: "Hardline Islamist groups used Rushdie's book to try to win political concessions. It subsequently became an issue in Britain as it turned into a weapon in the faction fights between various Islamic groups.
Take this as a stark contrast, highlighting the difference between immorality and amorality. It's lost on Mr Stark because he has no way of knowing:

Der Tagesspiegel 06.01.2009

Legendary US crime writer Donald Westlake alias Richard Stark died on New Year's Eve. In a final conversation with Dennis Scheck he explains the difference between American and French crime writing. "When an American crime novelist writes about a bank robber, the thief will want the stolen cash to pay for a desperately-needed operation for some little girl in a wheelchair. The French crime writer, on the other hand, will write about a bank robber because he robs banks. Which is why I take it as a compliment when people say I write like a Frenchman."
And talking of ethics, here's what you do when you run an orchestra made up of sworn enemies. You take the neutral position and pretend that a compromise is possible between good and evil (much like say, being a bit pregnant):

Der Tagesspiegel 07.01.2009

What can Brahms or Beethoven say about the current conflict in Gaza? Daniel Barenboim talks to Christine Lemke-Matwey about his work with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. "What should they say? What they always say or never say. It would be fatal to instrumentalise their music. But it is important that the orchestra takes a stand. And this is why we are showing the world that even in war it is possible to communicate with one another. And we will also be releasing a statement saying that the musicians in the orchestra have deep differences in opinion about who is to blame for what is happening in Gaza. We will not attempt to hide these differences which are extremely strong and go back a long way. When it's a matter of life and death, it is wrong to gloss things over."

Here are more edifying morsels covering the week from Germany.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Astroturfing Infiltrators Caught Red Handed

Gotcha! It has taken some time and effort to raise awareness of the danger of infiltration by fake 'grassrooters' (so-called astroturfers), who infiltrate the enemy camp to engage in a bout of flooding, swarming, the dissemination of disinformation, the dropping of compromising material and using psyops meant to demoralize the opposition (Hillary's Eeyores).

Ever since very early on in the US Presidential campaign I was accosted at the staunchly conservative forum Townhall for writing a comment that was somewhat critical of then Presidential hopeful Barack Obama, I have been suspecting this to be going on for some time.

It's one of those typical Postmodernist approaches to politics as all out war under the banner of "our end is so ethical that it justifies the use of immoral means".

With hindsight it makes the post "Confessions of an Astroturfing Troll" look entirely credible and genuine (at the time the story broke it still had a sense of the paranoia, or of a clever double bluff).

It is well known that if the lie is big enough it is easily accepted by the masses. But 90 separate, uncoordinated incidences is a stretch even by the standards of those who have us believe, there's no such thing as a left wing press. They have been manipulating reality for so long and to such an appalling extent, that they can no longer distinguish their own manufactured truths from the real one.

Vigilance is from hereon the word in all corners of the conservasphere. Here's the full press release issued by Team Sarah activist, Susan B. Anthony List.


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Liberal Activists Plot to Defame and Destroy Leading Online Community for Conservative Activists,

Teams Sarah Uncovers Evidence of Dirty Tricks, Criticizes Huffington Post Story that Relied Upon False Information

Washington, D.C.Today leaders of the Susan B. Anthony List responded to the recent discovery of a plot by liberal internet activists to attack, a community dedicated to advancing the values that Sarah Palin represents in the political process:

“Team Sarah recently uncovered a plot by liberal activists to frame our community for harboring hate speech and bigotry,” said Emily Buchanan, Executive Director of the Susan B. Anthony List and Team Sarah Site Administrator. “Liberal extremists at concocted a plot to join Team Sarah under false pretenses and intentionally provoke our members by posting incendiary and bigoted remarks that violated our terms of use.”

Susan B. Anthony List President and Team Sarah Co-Founder Marjorie Dannenfelser offered the following statement:

“Two weeks ago, the Huffington Post published a story criticizing Team Sarah for the supposed racist behavior of its membership – yet had they exercised even the most basic of fact-checking, we could have informed them of the recent escalation in bigoted postings from liberal impostors, not from our bona fide membership.”

“Clearly Governor Sarah Palin’s influence has irked the Left. Here we are months after the election, and liberal extremists are still doing all they can to tear her down. Fortunately the truth will prevail. Team Sarah will continue to grow and its membership will continue to advance the values represented by the trailblazing governor.”

The coordinated attack by liberal bloggers was discovered on Friday, January 2, 2009. The Weekly Standard covered the incident on January 7, 2009. Over ninety impostors were banned from last weekend after bona fide Team Sarah members reported violations to community moderators. Interlopers continue to be banned daily.

One of the attackers explained their goal: "What I hope is that the fake posters eventually number the actual posters so it would be impossible to tell who is real and who is fake."

After a cease and desist letter was sent by Team Sarah to the site administrator of on Friday January 2, 2009, the offending forum was removed from the website, but new forums have since been posted. Attacks have continued, most recently including today’s planned 2:00A.M. mass posting of pornography photos in Team Sarah forums.

Team Sarah is a coalition of women dedicated to advancing the values that Sarah Palin represents in the political process. Its political networking website,, has grown to over 60,000 activists in the last four months. Co-Founders of Team Sarah include Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List, and Jane Abraham, the organization’s General Chairman.

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Monday, January 5, 2009

The Apostate Who Came to Love his Enemy

While the West's useful idiots in their confused consciousness were once again hitting the streets of Paris, Amsterdam and New York; and the media have literally recast themselves as mouthpieces of Hamas and the worst the Gaza belt has to offer, indeed are now actively encouraging and firing on the 'Arab Street' in sheer hysteria; Fox News Special Report over the weekend aired an interview with a Palestinian young man of extraordinary strength and courage.

Mosab Hassan Yousef is the son of Hamas founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef. He experienced an 'epiphany' of sorts after hearing of Christ's message to love thy enemy (which by the way, must not be understood as a restriction on self-defense, or a call to pacifism).

Mosab secretly apostated from Islam and converted to Christianity, denouncing terrorism in general and his father's organization in particular. Since the interview was recorded, Al Qaeda have pronounced a fatwa on his life.

In the interview he describes Islam as a drug and the Koran as a self-contradictory book in which anyone can find a suitable message for the occasion: a sort of Truth of the Day, if you will.

He is of the opinion that Islam only appears to be growing from the outside, but is actually imploding. He predicts this may happen within a decade.

Special thanks go out to L.L. Brown IV for his assistance. Here's the entire series:

- Part 2/6
- Part 3/6
- Part 4/6
- Part 5/6
- Part 6/6

- Filed on Articles in "Apostating Islam"

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Roots of the Unholy Alliance (redux)

From an article up on Pajamas by its CEO, Roger Simon entitled "Israel Alone", it transpires that the alliance between the broad Western Left and Islamism, is as yet mystery.

Although no Leftist, Simon labors under the purposely disseminated meme that Leftism is morally superior to any other political ideology because of its altruistic ideals for One Happy Egalitarian World in which all of humanity is to participate, voluntarily or otherwise.

I named that process the dystopia of paradise, in reference to the secularization of its religious roots and the catastrophic effects, whenever the lofty ideals are put into practice.

The author's reasoning follows from one specific definition of ethics, posited by philosophy's Mr Magoo, Emmanuel Kant. It is an approach to morality in which only the duty - the intention - to 'do good' counts. Intent is an end itself. In the Magoo book of ethics the effect - the result of a particular action - is entirely excluded from the equation; indeed it renders the action invalid as far as the field of ethics is concerned.

It is known as deontology and gives birth to immoral no-brainers as "it is wrong to lie to a murderer, even if it saves someone's life".

Following Kant's definition of ethics we have a variety of Leftists historically giving evidence of lofty ideals and the construction of Utopias, thereby going literally over dead bodies. But no Leftist has ever, ever apologized, conceded defeat, declared moral bankruptcy, or shown signs of remorse over the piled up human sacrifices. Instead they get posthumous tributes from the socialights in Hollywood.

Following such cataclysms they point to the lofty ideals - invoking Kant's built-in get-out-of-jail card - and blame not the principle of the thing but the brother-operators who have obviously made mistakes in implementation and execution.

Roger Simon and some of his commentators seem unaware not just of the ethics, but prove also ignorant of the root of Leftism. The last few years, the keen observer could have watched the Left shedding the thin layer of democratic principles, that were never part of the ideology to begin with.

The late adoption of democracy was part of the reconstruction efforts that are regularly exerted to prolong the life of the morally bankrupt beast. Social Democracy should have died when the experiment in the German Weimar Republic collapsed into full blown National Socialism.

Simon et al. express their surprise at the ease with which the Left have thrown all their traditional minority proteges under the bus in favor of the apparent antipod, Islamofascism: women, blacks, gays, transexuals, the entire laundry list of victim groups was declared irrelevant practically overnight.

It's not just simply a matter of the greater numbers of the masses (the loyalty of feminists and gays is simply taken for granted); it is also a case of reverting back-to-basics.

- Caption: "The Evolution of Socialist Strategies to Rescue it from Failure" (click to enlarge) -- Hat Tip: Dr Sanity -

Venture a guess to whom the following edifying words can be ascribed:
"A society properly founded on natural passion and religion will override the self-centered individualism that reason leads to, making it possible for individuals to form a new, collectivized, social organism. When individuals come together to form the new society ... "the individual particularly of each contracting party is surrendered to a new moral and collective body which has its own self, life, body and will." "The individual (...) puts in common his person and his whole power under the supreme direction of society's leaders," and those that do not summit to the state "should be put to death."
What the éminence grise of Leftism has to say about compulsory participation in religion, puts the combined efforts of the Ayatolla Khomeini, Oliver Cromwell, and the Inquisition to shame.

Swiss-French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau is the Left's ground zero: a paying job to him was slavery and an indignity no human being should ever have to endure. The education of his kids he entrusted to the care of the Paris orphanage.

More pernicious than anything else, he outfitted the collectivist state with a persona, an animus, and a 'common will' to remind individuals of their duty to self-sacrifice to the whole.

Rousseau laid the groundwork in which the proud, rustic tree of collectivist Socialism would grow, roots since soaked in the blood of millions of individuals and reduced to a putrefied, amorphic mass, a monument to Nothing, that is Postmodernism.

A comparison of the roots of Socialism and the secular characteristics of political Islam, renders the following illuminative chart:

The fundamental principles underlying both Socialism and Islamism explain the mutual appreciation and attraction and clarify why scores of Leftists hit the streets this weekend in support of a set of pathological murderers in Gaza who claim to act in the name of victimhood.

Surprised why the Left descends into fascism? On a philosophical level there's not much difference between the twin ideologies of Socialism and ... well, National Socialism. The cosmetic rifts lie in the choice of the totem and the field of implementation: the one variety seeks out ethnic roots as a religious surrogate (nationalism), the other limits that to the Germanic tribes (National Socialism), in the Italian Social Republic fascism was a amalgam of Socialism and corporatism, while in Communism the means of production were nationalized. All outlawed independent thought and action.

The principles as detailed in the chart are deeper and much more fundamental than that. They remain the same for The Unholy Alliance as a whole, made up by both Left and Right Socialism, as well as Islamism.

The Postmodern strategy of confusing the enemy has been successful enough as it is; very few people today can distinguish between fact and opinion, cause and effect, equality and identicalness, public opinion and truth, intolerance and diversity. The cacophony in the field of ideas is sheer endless.

Given the circumstances it would be a relief to know that the thinking part of civilization at least has done its homework.

- Filed on Articles in "The Dystopia of Paradise" and "The Unholy Alliance" -

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