It implies that every Muslim is under suspicion of being sympathetic to terrorism unless he or she explicitly says otherwise. The implication is also that any crime committed by a Muslim is the responsibility of all Muslims simply by virtue of their shared religion. What we're asking for isn't really a denunciation, it's an apology: an apology for Islam and for Muslims. This sort of thinking — blaming an entire group for the actions of a few individuals, assuming the worst about a person just because of their identity — is the very definition of bigotry.My, how courageous. How imminently fair. But what's this? Here's a piece by the same magazine about what we're supposed to conclude after an unemployed cockroach acting alone named Dylan Roof killed folks at a Charleston church. The name of that piece had the totally objective and fair title, "Tear down this flag." Here are some quotes: "When people say 'heritage not hate,’ they are omitting the obvious, which is that that heritage is hate." "Relatedly, it's absolutely obscene that towns, roads, schools, etc. are still named after racist traitors like Robert E. Lee or Jefferson Davis." Here's how the Vox piece on Southern heritage ends: "Take down the flag. Take it down now. Put it in a museum. Inscribe beneath it the years 1861-2015. Move forward. Abandon this charlatanism. Drive out this cult of death and chains. Save your lovely souls. Move forward. Do it now." Ta-Nehisi Coates Lesson learned: It is wrong to judge Muslim culture by the acts of thousands, but only fitting and proper that Southern heritage be condemned for the actions of one individual. Got it?
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The latest attacks on civilians by Islamic jihadists in Paris and Mali motivates Vox to remind us that the actions of a few hundred DOES NOT reflect on the millions of law-abiding, non-violent Muslims. Even expecting Muslims to denounce the ongoing violence committed in their name is just wrong:
Posted by Old Rebel at Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
The Central Council of Jews sounds the alarm about Frau Merkel's Open Borders policy:
The Central Council of Jews in Germany called Monday for a limit to the Syrian migrant influx, citing concerns that the mainly Muslim newcomers bring with them a culture steeped in anti-Semitism. Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has opened the doors to Syrian migrants, and arrivals from the war-torn country and other regions in the Middle East are expected to reach one million this year. "Sooner or later we won't have a choice but to set an upper limit," the council's president Josef Schuster told Die Welt daily. "Many of the refugees are fleeing the terror of the Islamic State and want to live in peace and freedom, but at the same time they come from cultures where hatred of Jews and intolerance are an integral part." "Don't just think about the Jews, think about the equality between men and women, or dealing with homosexuals," he added.Yes, the plight of Jews, women, and homosexuals is pretty bad in Muslim culture, yet it's the progressives who shout the loudest for importing that culture here. That's because the left doesn't give a damn about people; its only concern is to wreck Western civilization so it can impose its agenda on whatever can be salvaged from the inevitable social meltdown.
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, November 23, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Belgium and France provides a clear picture of what life is like under Open Borders. Hint: It's very, very different from those bad, old times before the West embarked on an idealistic and suicidal policy of multi-culturalism:
Six British men were arrested in Belgium yesterday after they were spotted in three old ambulances near Brussels while the city was in a fullscale terror alert. A heavily armed anti-terror unit swooped on the group close to an Esso petrol station regularly used by Salah Abdeslam – the fugitive terrorist still on the run from the Paris massacres. Six armoured trucks and a police car moved in after the converted vehicles parked up in a rest area beside the E411 highway in Bierges south-east of the capital around 2pm. Last night the six Pakistani-born UK nationals were being questioned while officers continued to search the ambulances – two Fiats and a Mercedes with British plates.By erasing a unifying culture through flood tide immigration, the West has created that condition Thomas Hobbes argued was man's natural state, which was a life that was, in his words, "solitary, nasty, brutish and short." Multiculturalism erodes community trust, as sociologist Robert Putnam reluctantly concluded, so life in the near future will necessarily be solitary. And because of widespread fear and distrust, the government can justify expanding its police powers, as this article clearly demonstrates: US Government Uses Paris Tragedy to Renew War on Encryption. So our multi-cultural future can be summarized in two words: "Fear" and "Leviathan."
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, November 22, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015
"Why does cultural Marxism welcome people who will kill cultural Marxists as enthusiastically as they kill Christians? Because, as the members of the Frankfurt School make plain in their writings, cultural Marxism has no positive vision to offer. It is about “negation”, i.e., bringing everything down. It will ally with any force that aids its struggle to destroy Western culture and the Christian religion. Islam has been doing that since it first emerged out of the Arabian desert." William Lind
What's it like to live in a multi-cultural nation with open borders? It's vibrant, that's what. From CNN:
Belgium has placed Brussels at the highest terror alert level, citing a "serious and imminent threat that requires taking specific security measures as well as specific recommendations for the population." The announcement by the Crisis Centre of the Belgian Interior Ministry is advising the public to avoid places where large groups gather -- such as concerts, sporting events, airports and train stations -- and comply with security checks. The rest of the nation will maintain its current terror level.We're constantly nagged that we must be "tolerant" in a multi-cult environment. But tolerating recurring threats can only lead to mass neurosis.
This left-leaning report from Ideas Spotlight primarily aims at Trump's supporters. Along the way, it lambastes conservatives and traditionalists who don't embrace cultural suicide as a desirable goal. The attitudes it discusses say much about the noxious collusion between Big Government and Cultural Marxism:
More than half (58%) of Americans don’t identify with what America has become. Almost as many (53%) feel like a “stranger in their own country”. This sense of loss is particularly pronounced when we look at party identification: while 45% of Democrats don’t identify with what America has become, a whopping 72% of Republicans don’t. Trump’s populism speaks to this real and emotional sense of economic and cultural displacement.We have a government actively recruiting a new majority of aliens who get public assistance and affirmative action. That's because the federal government is now completely self-serving. It doesn't represent us -- we're just the serf population that props up a remote and exploitative ruling bureaucracy. Problem is, the serfs increasingly see its rulers as illegitimate and corrupt. The question now is: How much longer can such a regime remain in power? Tick-tock...
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Wait, terrorists wouldn't do that, would they? Sure, the blood-crazed killers in ISIS might burn people alive and slit the bellies of their wounded French victims, but there's no way they'd LIE to us. As silly as that line of thought sounds, that's pretty much what our moral and intellectual superiors in government and the media would have us believe. But this report from ABC News -- yes, ABC, not VDare, not FAIR -- tells a different story. Terrorists from Iraq lived in public housing in Kentucky while planning their crimes. Fortunately, they were caught before they acted, but there are plenty more where they came from. The Paris Massacre -- coming soon to a location near you.
You don't want to miss this hilarious takedown of the oh-so-politically correct "anti-racists" at Vanderbilt who worked themselves into a moralistic lather over dog poop. It's a priceless example of how leftist ideology ultimately ties its true believers into knots.
"The American flag, the 'Stars and Stripes,' not only flew over slavery for seventy-eight years, it flew over the brutal importation, the selling and the purchase of slaves, and the breaking up of slave families. Additionally, the Stars and Stripes flew over the infamous Trail of Tears, at the Sand Creek massacre of innocent Native Americans, later at the Wounded Knee massacre, and over the harsh internment of thousands of Nisei Japanese American citizens in concentration camps during World War II." Boyd Cathey
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Rod Dreher peeks behind the rhetoric of the perpetually pampered and perpetually offended and asks us to consider who's really oppressed and who's really privileged in multicult America:
... it chaps my butt to think about those poor people strung out on dope, struggling to pay heating bills, in Appalachia, and to imagine that fat-mouthing Jerelyn Luther at Yale, whose parents live in a $700,000 house in Fairfield, Conn., whining about how oppressed she is at an Ivy League school — and then the people who run Yale falling all over themselves to give brats like her what she wants. The American ruling class lives in another world.Please read the whole thing, and forward to your friends who've been snookered by the SJW narrative.
The left and its allies in the media have portrayed concern about Obama's plan to import tens of thousands of Syrians into the US as "xenophobic." Is it irrational to question that plan in light of the Paris massacre? Here's what we know about the terrorists who murdered 130 innocent civilians, courtesy of the Daily Mail: - The voice of a jihadist claiming Islamic State's responsibility for last week's attacks in Paris has been identified as a 36 year-old Frenchmen authorities believe is now in Syria. - Caroline Chomienne, who runs a film school, Altermedia, in St Denis, was trapped in the building next to where the assault took place. 'Something like this doesn't surprise me,' she told Le Parisien, 'that terrorists have hidden here. In this district the cellars are full of weapons. Outside there is a dealer every 100mtrs. It's common knowledge around here that people go and come back from Syria with ease. The past year the atmosphere has been awful in the street...it's very hard.' - Ahmed Almohammad, 25, from Syria approached the stadium with a match ticket. He was turned away from Gate D after being frisked by a security guard. - One of the suicide bombers, Samy Amimour, was on a watch list of suspected terrorists after attempting to travel to Yemen three years ago, but was able to get back into France from Syria undetected to take part in the attack on the Bataclan concert hall. - Sick taunts of the Paris mastermind: Abdelhamid Abaaoud boasted of freely crossing Europe's borders to plot atrocities – even after being arrested and with 'my name and picture all over the news.' Despite being on wanted lists, he has shuttled between Syria and Europe, exploiting the migrant crisis on EU borders. Sounds like a pretty definite connection to me. And let's not forget that some of the attackers yelled, "This is for Syria!" as they sprayed machinegun fire at their victims.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Georgetown is the latest institution to erase its past, since EVERYONE KNOWS that any historical figure who doesn't conform to today's tastes must be shunned. So we can expect to see more scenes like this: The second guy, the one with the shower curtain rings in his ears, signs the petition to change the name of Washington, DC, because he agrees the name of U.S. Capital is '"Racist" and "Offensive." Since the capitol is named after a White slave owner, the entire city can't be a "Safe Space" for oh-so-delicate minorities. He's just one more brainwashed zombie who mouths the latest slogan. It's funny and sad at the same time.
Here's an article that SHOULD BE required reading for all elected officials, all editorial writers, and all the Kumbaya types who want to give the world a hug. Immigration patriots will find much to disturb your sleep, even though it won't exactly shock you. Still, it's such a vivid picture of what we can expect short-term here in the West that it's sure to get under your skin. It's a report on what authorities have uncovered so far about some of the jihadists behind the Paris Massacre:
The first brother is called Brahim Abdeslam, who killed himself using an explosive belt in a cafe at the Rue Voltaire. The second is Salah Abdeslam, 26, who is on the run with an international arrest warrant issued for him. A third brother, Mohamed Abdeslam, was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the plot but has since been released A third attacker has been identified as 20-year-old Bilal Hadfi. Hadfi blew himself up outside the soccer match between France and Germany at the Stade de France.The lesson to be learned here is that people belonging to an alien culture continue to identify with that alien culture, no matter the paperwork they may possess that says they're citizens. And the following observation from that same report should shake up a few folks also: "Being a largely divided Flemish/French-speaking society to begin with, it had problems integrating its newcomers." In other words, the more diverse a country becomes, the less there is to assimilate to. So the death spiral of a multicultural country can only accelerate with the influx of more immigrants.
Monday, November 16, 2015
"I swear to God, as we struck France in its stronghold Paris, we will strike America in its stronghold, Washington," an ISIS fighter from a video released Monday. So -- who's more serious about protecting Americans, Barack Obama, or those awful States' Rights extremists opposed to the president's plan to import thousands of Syrians? * UPDATE * Growing Chorus Of States Say Hell No To Syrian Relocation Efforts; UPDATE: Up To 15 States Now
If America And The West Got The Hell Out Of The Middle East, There’d Be No Terrorism. It’s That Simple
At this moment, France is playing directly into ISIS' hands by upping its bombing missions against purported ISIS targets in Syria. The result will be more civilian casualties, more hatred against the West, and more homeless, powerless, and hopeless Muslims determined to strike back. So if we really want to end Muslim terrorism, we need to stop Western terrorism, as Evert Cilliers argues:
Terrorism is simply the Middle East response to Western colonialism. Yes, with our armed presence over there, and advisory troops, and our bombing, and our dollar support for Israel, we are practicing old-style colonialism — meddling in the business of other countries, meddling in the business of other religions, meddling in the business of people whose color and creed are not our own. They will continue to hit us as long as we continue to hit them.In the Paris massacre, Muslim jihadists shouted "Allahu Akbar" and "This is for Syria" before they killed their helpless victims. Let's not give them even more reasons for wanting to kill more Westerners.
* UPDATE * Another governor stands up to Obama's lunatic policy of importing a Fifth Column into his state. Alabama joins Michigan in refusing to support Obama's effort to force American taxpayers to finance their own displacement:
The state of Alabama will not be accepting any Syrian refugees, its governor declared in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks. The US already agreed to accept 185,000 refugees in the period until 2018. Robert Bentley’s office issued a statement following his Sunday announcement. Among other things, the rationale for the move has been outlined: “After full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the US Refugee Admissions Program. As your Governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm’s way,” Bentley says.This is one area where we could learn a lot from the Israelis. They know a thing or two about protecting their borders for their own people. UPDATE: Governor tells Obama not to mess with Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that Texas would refuse Syrian refugees after a terrorist attack in Paris killed more than 120 people.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Holy cow! A politician who cares about his people's safety? Is that legal? From The Detroit Free Press:
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he is suspending efforts to bring Syrian refugees to Michigan in light of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday. "Given the terrible situation in Paris, I've directed that we put on hold our efforts to accept new refugees until the U.S. Department of Homeland Security completes a full review of security clearances and procedures," Snyder said in a statement released by his office on Sunday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are proud of our rich history of immigration," the statement said. "But our first priority is protecting the safety of our residents."Wonder how all the lefties who defend the right of cities and States to establish "sanctuary cities" will react to this?
Guess that settles that. With those breezy assurances from the Obama administration, we can breathe a sigh of relief and quit worrying. Now we can go ahead and import
a division of invaders 10,000 new Americans from Syria with nothing to worry about.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
“What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq, and in Syria they’ll come in, they’ll leave, but you don’t see this systemic march by ISIL across the terrain.” - Barack Obama, on the Muslim terrorists in ISIS. I have a question: How can you consider a group "contained" when you've dismantled protective borders?
Friday, November 13, 2015
self-determination in Texas simply reflects what's happening all over the world:
“Do I believe there is a chance that this will get on the ballot at some point? Absolutely,” said Texas Nationalist Movement President Daniel Miller. ... “What we are seeing from Texans is that they believe that the right of self determination for Texans to decide the way that we govern ourselves is the best course for Texas,” explained Miller. And that's exactly what 24 year-old Farrah Fincke said too. “I feel like a lot of people in Texas aren't for a lot of the stuff that the U.S. government is trying push on us and it would give us the freedom to not have to do that,” said Fincke.Of course, there are opponents to Texan self-determination, and the article continues with their comments about how sparkly wonderful the "Union" is and that it just isn't thinkable that anyone would want out. They have a point. Crushing debt, demographic upheaval, citizen surveillance, perpetual war -- all brought to us by a central government and paid for by us -- well, who wouldn't want to hold on to those things?
Al Benson Jr. nails the true motives of the "precious snowflakes" who wither under what they consider the "insensitive" statements of others:
The “I’m Offended” game, or maybe agenda would be a more correct term, seems to do one thing–it limits freedom of expression and action. For fear of “offending” someone you dare not say this or do that, and so if you follow this to its logical conclusion you end up saying nothing, doing nothing and thinking nothing. Such inaction on the part of most people makes totalitarians, whether they be Democrats, Republicans or Communists deliriously happy. Lots of folks have started to notice this trend (agenda) of late. I read a quote just last week that said: “My freedom ends where your feelings begin.” That’s a very accurate statement. The man who said it understands what’s going on. I read another one this week where the man said: “I’m offended by all those folks being offended over nothing.” That one is also on target.Just remember that any form of Marxism is toxic to freedom and human life. Just look at the record.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Last night, the SJW group behind the sustained tantrums at the University of Missouri, Concerned Student 1950, sent its white allies into another room so the delicate blossoms could "heal." Wow. So after all the effort and treasure expended to integrate schools and colleges, we arrive back at the place we started from: segregation.
Both the SPLC's Hatewatch and the oh-so-politically correct Daily Kos are bent out of shape about White voters not electing enough minorities to the courts. "New research says elections reduce the numbers of black and Latino judges, hurt racial diversity." As EVERYONE knows, "diversity" is a good in and of itself, but this report vexes both the SPLC and the Daily Kos because minority judges tend to side more often with the plaintiff in civil rights cases. White judges tend to side more often with the defendant. Whoda thunk it? Neither the SPLC nor the Kos offer a recommendation, but the implication is that we cannot create a multi-racial democracy because of democracy.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The latest wrinkle in that oh-so-colorful multicultural quilt DC and its leftist allies are weaving is the Muslim honor killing:
The estimated 27 victims of so-called "honor killings" each year in the U.S. don't fit neatly into the FBI's exhaustive Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics. Hidden among thousands of nondescript murders and cases labeled as domestic violence are a mounting number of killings motivated by a radical and dark interpretation of Islam. Honor killings and violence, which typically see men victimize wives and daughters because of behavior that has somehow insulted their faith, are among the most secretive crimes in society, say experts.One of the reasons young victims are killed by their more traditional relatives is that kids from the Middle East become "too Westernized," and are viewed as a disgrace. That shouldn't be a problem much longer, since the floodtide of Third World immigration should snuff out Western civilization in a few decades. The US will be transformed into a Mad-Max hodge-podge, and there'll be no Western culture to tempt Muslim children. Win-win!
IT workers at Cengage Learning in Mason, Ohio recently received a vivid lesson in what globalization and "free trade" really mean. Employees were herded into three groups. One received pink slips. Another got to stay, while the third group was informed it could train its replacements before the company let it go. Unenlightened as to the benefits of borderless commerce, some employees took it kinda hard. Guess they don't realize that once they're pushed aside, they'll be replaced by vibrant foreigners. From Computerworld:
Cognizant applies for thousands of H-1B visas annually, and is one of the top three users of the visa, according to government data. Cengage employees reached for comment didn't know what visa, if any, the contract workers in their offices were using. But they said some of these workers spoke a foreign language in the office, along with English. The idea that their work is being taken by foreign workers is very unsettling, according to the Cengage workers interviewed. "The jobs are being replaced offshore, and I don't think people even understand what's happening here," said one IT worker, who pointed out that good opportunities were scarce. "The jobs out there are pathetic."Our bought-and-paid-for politicians, including Obama, will claim companies need more foreign workers because native born Americans are just too damn lazy and uneducated. Funny how those "uneducated" Americans can teach their low-cost replacements, but can't do the job themselves, isn't it?
The murderous Age of Empires is giving way to small government and self-determination. The impact of what's unfolding before our eyes on the Iberian peninsula will be felt all over Europe and the Americas. Catalonia will be free once again:
To many, it's a move that has been a long time coming. Catalonia's regional parliament has approved a plan to begin a legal and financial separation from the rest of Spain by 2017. Most of the ballots have been counted, and about 81 percent of voters answered "yes" for secession. Catalonia's regional government, based in Barcelona, passed the motion by 72 votes to 63. Though the ballot was unofficial, Catalonian citizens turned out in great numbers to make their voice heard. The polling was held in violation of Spanish law, and was organized and run by 400,00 volunteers. Officials reported that about half of the eligible voters in the region cast ballots; a total of 2.25 million people came to the polls on Sunday. The vote was one of the biggest, so far, for Catalonia's independence. There have been more than a dozen in recent years.Naturally, the rotten ruling bureaucracy will denounce the movement. Supporters of Catalonian independence will be reviled as "unpatriotic" and "anti-Spanish." The truth is that loyalty belongs to one's own people and traditions, rather than to the machinery of administration.
Monday, November 9, 2015
The Social Justice crybabies at the University of Missouri threw a tantrum and daddy gave in:
Tim Wolfe, president of the University of Missouri, announced in a Monday news conference that he was resigning from his post amid a controversy regarding race relations at the school. Black football players at the University of Missouri have joined calls demanding the ouster of the president of the state's four-campus university system over alleged inaction against racism on campus. About 30 players made their thoughts known Saturday night in a tweet posted by Missouri's Legion of Black Collegians. "The athletes of color on the University of Missouri football team truly believe 'Injustice Anywhere is a threat to Justice Everywhere,' " read the tweet. "We will no longer participate in any football related activities until President Tim Wolfe resigns or is removed due to his negligence toward marginalized students' experience."One of the "racial incidents" that should have prompted President Wolfe to call in SWAT teams was feces smeared on a wall depicting a swastika. Right. What do you want to be that was staged by one of the Social Justice snowflakes looking to "make a statement"?
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, November 09, 2015