For the first time, the military spouse of the year nominee at Naval Base Coronado is gay. "I was the kid who didn't want to be gay," Brian Alvarado said. "I was scared." But, there was no denying it. He met his husband, Matthew Alvarado, online two years ago. Matthew has been an active duty sailor for the past 17 years. "I'm proud that he put his head down and he did his work," Brian said. "He got his job done and he served his country, and he made it about the Navy and not about himself for 15 years … It is joyful that now he can have both -- with his head up."Need any more reasons why we shouldn't let our kids near a recruiting station?
Sunday, January 31, 2016
The nominations are in for "Military Spouse of the Year" in the armed forces of the Fabulous States of America. This year features an historic first! From KGTV in San Diego:
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, January 31, 2016
Saturday, January 30, 2016
My, how things change. A big dose of reality has changed the minds of millions regarding the Third-World colonization of Europe. Even Frau Merkel gets it:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday tried to placate the increasingly vocal critics of her open-door policy for refugees, insisting that asylum seekers from Syria and Iraq would go home once the conflicts there had ended. Merkel, despite appearing increasingly isolated over her policy, has resisted pressure from some conservatives to cap the influx of refugees, or to close Germany's borders. A record 1.1 million migrants arrived in Germany last year.If you want to preserve your civilization, you have to say "Nein!" to outsiders. It works for Israel.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Oh, how sad. Just because of a few riots, murders, and sexual attacks on women, Europe is doing an about-face on the Soros plot to reconstruct the historic nations of Europe into a multicultural, consolidated megastate:
Sweden and Finland intend to expel up to 100,000 migrants who arrived in 2015 and whose application for asylum has been rejected, the countries' interior ministers have said, Sweden is likely to deport up to half last year's record 163,000 asylum seekers either voluntarily or forcibly, its government said earlier on Thursday, while Finland expects to expel nearly 20,000 migrants out of the 32,000 who sought asylum last year. The vast majority of Finland's asylum seekers last year came from Iraq. The proposed measures were announced as Europe struggles to deal with a crisis that has seen tens of thousands of migrants arrive on Greek beaches, with the passengers - mostly fleeing conflict in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan - undeterred by cold wintry conditions.So now the question is whether we can learn from our cousins' mistakes and corrective actions. Can we? Or have we been completely lobotomized and gelded by the globalist propaganda machine?
One of the DC Empire's aims in its brain-dead invasion of Iraq was to demonstrate to itself and the world that a viable political unit could be forged without a unifying culture, that the glorious new age of the rootless homo econimicus had arrived. But that delightfully human trait of stubborn resistance rose up instead, and rather than surrendering their historic identities, have forcefully reasserted them. The Kurds, who got the rawest of the raw deals from their English and French conquerors after WWI, are finally on the path to self-determination and survival as a people. Of course, the US and its puppet government in Baghdad don't like it, but the Kurds remain defiant:
Ongoing tensions between Iraq’s central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) look like they’re going to be getting much worse today, with Kifah Mahmoud, an adviser to the Kurdish president, reporting that the KRG has agreed to a referendum on declaring independence from Iraq. The Kurds have had long-standing ambitions to secede from Iraq, and officials have talked up the idea of withdrawing from Iraq as soon as the war with ISIS is over. The US has opposed this, saying they want a “unified” Iraq."Unified" is the term DC and its flying monkeys use when they want people to surrender. Here in the South, we're "unified" when we submit to cultural cleansing and let memorials to Confederate heroes be dismantled and shipped to the recycling center or hidden in museums. Those who object are guilty of "divisiveness" and other bad, bad things.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Who said that? VDare? Jared Taylor? Donald Trump? No - that audacious observation came from Mr. Trevor Phillips.
Muslim communities are not like others in Britain and the country should accept they will never integrate, the former head of the equalities watchdog has claimed. Trevor Phillips, the former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said it was disrespectful to assume that Muslim communities would change.Of course, his point is that Britain must allow Muslims to import their way of life into what was once British soil. And since the absolute right of immigrants to colonize the West has to be respected, the British must stand by and watch their country die. I have a different take. My suggestion would also acknowledge the gulf between Western and Islamic cultures, so the logical thing to do would be to keep 'em separated. Good fences, good neighbors.
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Bernie's Yearning? Yep -- that's the name Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen gave the ice cream created in honor of socialist Bernie Sanders. I guess you order a scoop, and all the people in line behind you have to pay for it.
And its citizens are angry. Looks like Baltimore is competing with Flint and Detroit for the coveted title of "America's Worst-Run City." Maybe the city's politicians would move faster on this problem if someone told them the snow is a neo-Confederate plot?
As Confederate Monuments Come Down in 65% Black Baltimore, Drive To Build Statue To Feces-Eating Drag Queen Gains Traction
I'm still reeling from that headline, which, sadly, is for real. Baltimore is indeed replacing Lee and Jackson with Divine. Proof positive we're living in Bizarro World. Thanks ( I think!) to Gail for the heads up.
LIberal hypocrisy may be glaring to normal folks, but liberals are absolutely, totally blind to it, especially those in the media. Case in point: Today's Morning Edition on National Public Radio features a story on African Americans with albinism. Here's the intro:
Natalie Devora still remembers a meeting for female writers of color at a bookstore in Oakland. One of the other writers wrote and read aloud a piece about how the meeting was a "Black-only space." That's when one of the writers told Devora she didn't belong there. [Natalie Devora:] "And I almost left. I would have left had a friend not grabbed my hand and said 'We're here.'"The story focuses both on Black identity and -- you guessed it -- how Whites treat Black albinos differently than other Blacks. As the piece puts it, "African-American people with albinism have some privileges that others, like her daughter, do not." Then we're told how Natalie Devora became an advocate for albinos all over the world, and gradually came to terms with her Black identity despite her white skin. All well and good. But check out the conclusion: "Now, when Natalie looks back on that difficult night at the Oakland book store, she knows what she would say. 'I, too, have a right to be in Black space.'" Catch that? The idea that Blacks can hold segregated meetings that exclude Whites doesn't even deserve notice. It's just assumed that such a thing is perfectly normal for Blacks. Can you imagine how NPR would react to a story that involved Whites organizing a meeting that created a "White space"? The right of free association for Whites would've been bashed as "racism," and would've been the story's exclusive focus. Liberal media bias? Not at NPR!
Monday, January 25, 2016
It sure is. And if you don't believe it, just feast your eyes on this heart-warming story from East Chicago, Indiana:
On Friday, East Chicago, Ind., councilman Robert Battle was sworn into office for a second term. This time around, though, the event was a rather low-key event. Instead of the mayor conducting the ceremony, it was an “unnamed official,” according to the Chicago Tribune. And instead of City Hall, the venue was the county jail. The inside of the county jail. The councilman is currently behind bars on multiple felony charges. And while he certainly isn’t the first politician to face legal trouble, he does face quite the uphill battle, so to speak. It’s not often, after all, that an elected official is accused of murdering a man in cold blood during a drug deal.If a man isn't free to hold office just because he iced someone during a drug deal, then no one is free.
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, January 25, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
If you don't subscribe to the SPLC/ADL standard for interpreting the news ("White = Evil"), and actually look at the FACTS, you have to conclude that the threat of Islamic terror is much worse than that of "right-wing" terror. From Andrew Holt, Ph.D.:
Right wing terrorism is more deadly for Americans only if you add a number of very limiting parameters (e.g. excluding the victims of 9/11, ignoring “lone wolf” attacks without solid connections to groups like al-Qaeda and their affiliates, etc…). But if you lift those limitations, and apply equal standards, then the raw and unfiltered numbers of deaths of Americans due to Islamic extremism in the United States over the last fifteen years dwarf the numbers attributable to right wing extremism by a ratio of over 62 to 1. Even if you leave out 9/11 victims and just focus on the ideological statements and goals of the attackers, then the deaths of Americans due to Islamic extremism still outnumber the deaths attributable to right wingers (which reveals an even greater disparity when compared with population groups). If we move beyond America’s borders, then the disparity becomes far greater, with somewhere around 90% of the world’s terrorism related deaths attributable to Islamic extremism, and only a fraction of 1% attributable to right wing extremism.But don't expect to read about this on Little Green Footballs or Salon. They're too busy slamming the eeeeevils of Western civilization.
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, January 24, 2016
Saturday, January 23, 2016
A Marine recruiter told Anthony Bauswell the Confederate battle flag was an automatic disqualification. So they booted him. Who do the Marines think are most likely to join the armed forces? But fine. Southerners have no reason to serve this empire anyway. Let it try and defend itself with the cast from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Ha! I enjoyed every word of this classic put-down of whining SJWs. It's John Hawkins at his best.
What to do about Muslim men who sexually assault European women? Simple: Europe must submit to its colonizers. From the Daily Mail:
Germany needs to ban alcohol if it wants to prevent further sexual violence and to help North African migrants integrate into society, a Muslim pressure group has claimed. Commenting on the Cologne sex-attack controversy, MuslimStern, which has 20,000 followers on Facebook, said its mission was to 'highlight the way the media was using the incidents to promote racism against minorities'. The group complained that the female victims had brought the unwanted attention to themselves by dressing in a manner that North African men were not accustomed to.MuslimStern is right: If Europeans simply discard their culture and adapt Muslim culture, it'll be a peaceful takeover. Can't argue with that.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Forrest McDonald passed away this week at the age of 89. As the New York Times put it, McDonald was an "historian who punctured liberal notions." McDonald and Grady McWhiney popularized the Celtic roots of Southern culture, noting that the herdsman's culture of the South explained Southern concepts of personal honor. There's a wonderful tribute to McDonald at The Imaginative Conservative.
"Most of these programs are not meant to help anyone, merely to control people and make them dependent. I was forced to reconsider everything I'd once believed. I developed a profound distrust of government regardless of the philosophy of the people in power." Best-selling author Dean Koontz, on his years working in anti-poverty programs.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
How do you change the minds of leftists who imagine all "migrants" are noble savages who deserve our help? You can't -- no matter what you say, they're going to ignore you. (That's how they got to BE leftists.) Sometimes the only cure is for them to get hit in the face with a big ol' gooey hunk of reality. Case in point: an unidentified volunteer at a German migrant center changed her tune when confronted with REAL Middle Eastern colonizers:
A FRUSTRATED refugee centre worker has revealed shocking incidents of cheating, death threats and demands for a luxury life from migrants. In a searing indictment of the behaviour of some refugees, the woman said her idealism has been eroded and virtually destroyed. At first she said was enthusiastic in her role of helping process tens of thousands of migrants arriving in Germany on a weekly basis. Now, she says she is disillusioned, disheartened and on the verge of quitting due to demands and sexual harrassment.You'll want to read the entire piece and pass it on. Her account of the boorish, bullying behavior of these colonizers may open the eyes of others.
Posted by Old Rebel at Thursday, January 21, 2016
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The princely sum of $55 million has already been sunk into Project LIFT, which claimed it would reduce the "performance gap" between White and Black students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. We should've known how bad things were going a year ago when Denise Watts, a zone superintendent for Project LIFT, said the same thing about LIFT as EVERY spokesperson says about EVERY Civil Rights project: “We’ve come a long way, but we’ve got a long way to go." Translation: "Yeah, this expensive program isn't working, but that's not going to stop us from spending more on it and similar programs." Yet another year has slipped away since then, and LIFT still hasn't made a dent in the Black-White performance gap. A Charlotte Observer editorial noted with grave concern that LIFT was supposed to be a liberal's dream: Eliminate segregated schools and make enough resources available to give Black students an extra boost, and Blacks will perform as well as Whites. Slam. Dunk. Yet, as the editorial observes, that's just not happening:
Project LIFT’s quest reflects the broader struggle for African-American advancement in the wake of the civil rights struggles. Nobody’s standing in the schoolhouse door anymore. No snarling police dogs confront children arriving at the LIFT schools each morning. But the barriers confronting them remain just as real, just as pernicious.Now that's a problem. With Blacks being admitted to the same schools as Whites, and compensatory programs being financed to raise Black performance, why aren't we seeing progress? The editorial offers this red-hot piece of purple prose as explanation:
We see that the deeper we sink spades into the hard clay of the achievement gap, the clearer it becomes that we stand not on level ground, but deep in a hole dug over several centuries.Wow. So that $55 million hasn't been wasted at all; it has instead demonstrated the extent of White oppression, and therefore, the urgent need for more such programs. Of course. Anyone want to make a prediction what LIFT spokespersons will say NEXT year?
I can't improve on the first line of this story: "It was a historic mistake." How sad. And how symbolic of how the old America has imploded. The Bill of Rights, which was designed to prevent the central government from assuming undelegated power and becoming tyrannical, has been undermined by the USA Patriot Act, by Obama's "indefinite detention," and asset foreitures. Our liberty, like that sad little building, lies in a heap.
Will the insanity never end? Looks like the lemmings in academia can't expel the last remnants of Western civilization fast enough. The latest self-induced lobotomy comes from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania:
A Pennsylvania university is searching for a new mascot and nickname to replace its longtime "Crusaders" moniker, which the school says is "at odds" with its "values and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.”They're saying any expression of pride or even self-defense by a White will be condemned as being "at odds" with "diversity and inclusiveness." And you know what? They're right.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Think Progress site is featuring a hyperventilating account of how children -- impressionable, innocent children -- were exposed to a book about slaves in George Washington's home who were not only loyal to the general but -- gasp! -- treated well. As EVERYONE knows, slaves in the South were routinely beaten and abused until Saint Abraham waged a war to liberate them. But fear not, for that horrid book has been pulled. The Truth will not be questioned. I'm so old, I can remember when liberals stood up for freedom of expression. Book-burning was something only McCarthyites did. My, how times have changed.
As much as I despise the military-industrial complex and the military bureaucracy, I have nothing but respect for individual fighting men. Here's one who absolutely has skin in the game. Ignore General Kelly and his warning, and the powers that be will surely regret it.
Gen. John Kelly, USMC, is retiring after more than four decades as an active-duty Marine. His “greatest fear,” he says, is that the vast “equal opportunity” pressure for women in combat roles will lead the Pentagon to water down standards. Kelly is finishing up as head of US Southern Command after an exemplary career that included three tours in Iraq. He’s also the highest-ranking US officer to have lost a child in the nation’s post-9/11 wars: His son, 1st Lt. Robert Kelly, USMC, was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010.As a father, I can only imagine what this man has endured. And when you consider his 40 years in the service, you have to agree General Kelly has earned the right to say what's on his mind about the direction of the military. Read the whole thing, and you'll see why the general is so concerned about the future. Just as the Soviet Union was forced to impose socialist economics, no matter how it wrecked the nation, the US is forced to impose equality in every sphere despite the damage that policy will inflict. Reality can be real harsh, especially when you try to ignore it.
Mike Scruggs examines the legacy of a man who was once almost universally admired by friend and foe alike. What happened? Did Robert E. Lee change -- or did we? From the Abbeville Blog.
Monday, January 18, 2016
"Islamic terrorists have killed over 4,000 Americans, right on our own soil, at the behest of the Koran and the teachings of Allah. This American number increases when those killed in other parts of the world are included. Yet, mosques are put up in American cities while Southern American flags and memorials are taken down. The Southerners’ appeal for an honest hearing, their appeal for the truth, is given no voice; but Muslims are given enthusiastic access to every media outlet, to explain why the death-to-the-West message of Islam and the Koran is really nothing to be afraid of – despite over 4,000 dead." - Herbert Chambers
Hegelian superstate, such as Slobodan Milošević, Ed Sebesta, and Billy Yank, all the secessionist movements around the globe must seem absolutely frightening, what with all their talk about "the will of the people" and "self-determination." What could be more un-American than allowing the people to choose their government? Don't you know it gnaws at them when they see such movements blossom and grow? Ha. The latest is in little Taiwan:
Tsai Ing-wen has been elected Taiwan's first female president. Ms Tsai, 59, leads the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) that wants independence from China. In her victory speech, she vowed to preserve the status quo in relations with China, adding Beijing must respect Taiwan's democracy and both sides must ensure there are no provocations. China sees the island as a breakaway province - which it has threatened to take back by force if necessary. In her speech, Ms Tsai hailed a "new era" in Taiwan and pledged to co-operate with other political parties on major issues. The will of the Taiwanese people would be the basis for relations with China, Ms Tsai said.Yeah, the brutal Peking regime doesn't like it, but so what? That's the way totalitarians are. Screw 'em.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
In 1893, Hawaii's Queen Liliuokalani was forced to abdicate "with the backing of American troops sent ashore from a warship in Honolulu Harbor. To this 'superior force of the United States of America,' the Queen yielded her throne, under protest, in order to avoid bloodshed." The DC Empire was built on force and fraud. With such a foundation, it will inevitably collapse under its own dead weight.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
What are you REALLY supporting with your pledge of allegiance and tax dollars? Forget the high-blown rhetoric of our professional handlers about democracy and peace -- a glance at any daily newspaper reveals the DC Empire as the robber bandit of the world, plundering and murdering with impunity while reciting meaningless platitudes. For example, consider the cancerous proliferation of DC's garrisons around the globe, an unholy project fully supported by that "peacenik" Obama:
Amid the distractions of the holiday season, the New York Times revealed that the Obama administration is considering a Pentagon proposal to create a “new” and “enduring” system of military bases around the Middle East. Though this is being presented as a response to the rise of the Islamic State and other militant groups, there's remarkably little that’s new about the Pentagon plan. For more than 36 years, the U.S. military has been building an unprecedented constellation of bases that stretches from Southern Europe and the Middle East to Africa and Southwest Asia. The record of these bases is disastrous. They have cost tens of billions of dollars and provided support for a long list of undemocratic host regimes, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and Djibouti. They have enabled a series of U.S. wars and military interventions, including the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which have helped make the Greater Middle East a cauldron of sectarian-tinged power struggles, failed states, and humanitarian catastrophe. And the bases have fueled radicalism, anti-Americanism, and the growth of the very terrorist organizations now targeted by the supposedly new strategy.Yes, those counter-productive bases might cost American taxpayers billions, but they're quite lucrative for the military-industrial complex, which slobbers at the prospect for more "wars of liberation" in the Third World. Feel the pride.
Posted by Old Rebel at Friday, January 15, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
In its never-ending crusade to promote diversity, tolerance, and pile up obscene profits, the Southern Poverty Law Center publicizes "hate crimes" committed against CERTAIN ethnic groups. Here's an SPLC post from last summer:
CALIFORNIA Palo Alto · July 15, 2015 A group of white men allegedly stabbed a Latino teen with a screwdriver in a parking garage after making offensive remarks about his ethnicity.Oh, no! Eeeeevil "white men" (note the lower case) stabbed a Latino teen (note the upper case) and made "offensive remarks about his ethnicity." Apparently there's a vast conspiracy among screwdriver-wielding whites (yep, lower case) to terrorize Latino teens, who are the future of our nation. What's more, the SPLC would never permit any ethnicity to be ridiculed or denigrated. Well, almost any ethnicity. But it looks like the SPLC was a little too eager to ballyhoo the story. Turns out the Latino teen made it all up:
When Jesus Francisco Cabrera told police he was stabbed by two white men who told him he didn’t belong in this country, Palo Alto police immediately launched a hate-crime investigation. Detectives even released sketches of the men Cabrera claimed attacked him, and the city’s Human Relations Commission asked police to make a presentation on hate crimes in the area. But after months of investigating, officials said Tuesday that Cabrera had lied about the incident and that no hate crime occurred the night of July 15 in downtown Palo Alto.Darn. And that story fit the SPLC's narrative perfectly.
Posted by Old Rebel at Thursday, January 14, 2016
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Another great leap forward in diversity from CBS:
CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller revealed Tuesday that the network's reimagining of the iconic character will be diverse. "She is diverse, that is the way she is written," the executive told THR immediately following his time in front of the press at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour Tuesday. While Geller said it was too early in the process to explain just what he meant by diverse — whether Nancy is African-American, Asian-American or Latino, he said it would hinge on finding the right actress for the part. "[She will] not [be] Caucasian," he stressed. "I'd be open to any ethnicity."Did he say ANY ethnicity? How about a White man who identifies as a young Black woman? The show would star Larry the Cable guy as Nancy Drew. Makes as much sense as anything else coming out of the entertainment world these days.
As if the central government didn't have enough to worry about with Donald Trump stirring up folks in flyover country, the governor of Texas is leading an effort to reclaim States' rights:
Gov. Greg Abbott, aiming to spark a national conversation about states’ rights, said Friday that he wants Texas to lead the call for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution and wrest power from a federal government “run amok.” “If we are going to fight for, protect and hand on to the next generation, the freedom that [President] Reagan spoke of … then we have to take the lead to restore the rule of law in America,” Abbott said during a speech at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation that drew raucous applause from the conservative audience. He said he will ask lawmakers to pass a bill authorizing Texas to join other states calling for a Convention of States. Along with the speech, Abbott released a nearly 70-page plan – part American civics lesson, part anti-Obama diatribe – detailing nine proposed constitutional amendments that he said would unravel the federal government’s decades-long power grab and restore authority over economic regulation and other matters to the states.Judging by the reaction of the powers that be and their flying monkeys, you'd think Abbott had called for armed revolution:
The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas issued a statement ... “Governor Abbott, as Texans, we prefer the Framers’ plan. Don’t mess with the Constitution,” said Terri Burke, executive director of the ACLU of Texas. But Democrats haven’t been the only ones to chide the idea of fiddling with the Constitution. Last year, House legislators filed measures calling for such a convention. State Sen. Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls, unleashed a screed against the proposal when it came before the Senate State Affairs Committee in May. He compared the idea to “a petulant teenager who’s lost a few basketball games and plans to burn down the gymnasium.” “The constitution has served us well for over 200 years. The problem is not the constitution,” Estes said, adding that the solution is to elect more conservative lawmakers. “Slap a bumper sticker for Ted Cruz on your car and get after it and knock yourself out.”Here's what the leftist site Little Green Footballs had to say:
If you thought Texas governors couldn’t get much crazier than Rick Perry, it’s time for another think, pardner, because Gov. Greg Abbott is now calling for a Convention of States to enact nine — count ‘em, nine! — amendments to the US Constitution. The purpose of Abbott’s wish-list of amendments is to create a system of states’ rights on steroids, in which states can override Supreme Court decisions and federal laws. Basically he’s calling for a return to the Articles of Confederation that were replaced by our current Constitution. I guess this is how far right Republicans demonstrate their reverence for the US Constitution these days — by trying to gut it.In fact, Abbott's proposal is not in violation of the Constitution, but firmly within its framework. Article V of the Constitution requires Congress to hold a Constitutional convention when "legislatures of two thirds of the several states" call for such a convention specifically to consider amendments. The truth is, the central government has usurped power from the people of the States for some time by ignoring or twisting the language of the Constitution. That's how the central government imposed same-sex "marriage," no matter that marriage laws are the purview of the States, not DC. Or why we have federally mandated racial set-asides. Heck, DC doesn't even obey its own laws when they get in the way of DC's greater agenda, which is why federal judges can override federal law to import more Third-World colonizers. When a government makes PLAYING BY THE RULES impossible, that government is committing suicide. If reform isn't possible within the system, folks will abandon that system out of necessity. So if the people of the States cannot stop federal anarchy within the existing constitutional framework, secession is the only possible recourse. And you know who'll be to blame? Here's a hint: It won't be Governor Abbott.
Monday, January 11, 2016
File this story under "Another Project Designed by People With No Common Sense." (That is, by "experts") It's a hopeful tale, one that I hope will be noticed by American voters and politicians alike. Maybe, just maybe, we can learn from Europe's mistake. It certainly sounds like the Europeans have learned their lesson about opening up the gates to the Third World:
Since it opened in 2000, the Oresund bridge between Sweden and Denmark has been a towering symbol of European integration and hassle-free travel across borders that people didn't even notice were there. On Monday new travel restrictions imposed by Sweden to stem a record flow of migrants are transforming the bridge into a striking example of how national boundaries are re-emerging. A year of clampdowns on migration and terrorism has all but killed the idea of a borderless Europe where you could drive or train-hop from Spain in the south to Norway in the north without ever having to show your passport.Of course, there are still many migrants in Europe. At least the problem won't get worse.
It's time the people of Germany realize that Frau Merkel's "Come on in!" policies have been an unmitigated disaster. "Angela Merkel must go — so that her country, and the continent it bestrides, can avoid paying too high a price for her high-minded folly." And that conclusion isn't from VDare or American Renaissance, but from the - gasp! - New York Times! Yes, the Islamic crisis has gotten so bad even the corporate media can't ignore it:
If you believe that an aging, secularized, heretofore-mostly-homogeneous society is likely to peacefully absorb a migration of that size and scale of cultural difference, then you have a bright future as a spokesman for the current German government. You’re also a fool. Such a transformation promises increasing polarization among natives and new arrivals alike. It threatens not just a spike in terrorism but a rebirth of 1930s-style political violence. The still-imaginary France Michel Houellebecq conjured up in his novel “Submission,” in which nativists and Islamists brawl in the streets, would have a very good chance of being realized in the German future. This need not happen. But prudence requires doing everything possible to prevent it. That means closing Germany’s borders to new arrivals for the time being.Will we see what's happening in Europe and avoid a similar fate? I doubt it - George Soros, the Koch Brats, and Mark Zuckerberg demand an endless supply of cheap, exploitable labor, and they will have it, no matter the costs to the Middle Class. And the liberal editorial writers and "antifa" flying monkeys will nod like the bobbleheads they are. Wow - I'm so old, I can remember when leftists cared about the working class.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Gee, who could've imagined that hyper-competitive, testosterone-fueled young men would behave this way toward young women? From Army Times:
Reports of sexual assault at the three U.S. service academies jumped 55 percent in academic year 2014-2015 while sexual harassment complaints also rose, according to a new Defense Department report. The Pentagon review of sexual harassment and assault reports at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York; the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; and the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, found that 91 reports were filed during the school year ending May 2015, with more than half of those — 54 — filed as unrestricted, meaning they can be fully investigated by the military commands and law enforcement.Once these young men are made to realize their female classmates are their equals, they'll stop molesting them. So the OBVIOUS SOLUTION to this problem is to bring even more women into every branch of the US military. Brilliant!
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, January 10, 2016
Saturday, January 9, 2016
It could happen by 2040, says Pew Research:
The American Muslim population stands a strong chance of doubling in size by 2050 and becoming the second largest religion by 2040, based on new estimates from the Pew Research Center. At the moment, Pew believes that there’s approximately 3.3 million Muslims living in the United States. Given the total U.S. population, this means that Muslims currently comprise 1 percent. But by 2050, Pew thinks that Muslims may surge to 8.1 million.Think that influx of an alien culture will change things here? We already know the answer to that, thanks to the recent wave of sexual assaults on women in Cologne, Germany. The mayor of Cologne offered practical but unpopular advice on how women should behave themselves:
Cologne's mayor has come under fire for advising women to stay "an arm's length" from male strangers after alleged sexual assaults and muggings during New Year's Eve festivities in the German city. Germany has been shocked by the apparently coordinated crime wave, in which Cologne police received more than 100 criminal complaints from women who said they had been sexually assaulted or robbed by gangs of men of Arab or North African appearance in the city center during New Year's Eve festivities. Cologne police would not elaborate Wednesday on the total number of crimes reported, as the figure continued to rise.Once again, the very idea of Third-World immigrants adapting to the ways of their host country is simply unthinkable. Instead, Westerners must adapt to the immigrants. I have a better idea - instead of keeping Middle-Eastern men at arm's length, how about keeping them in the Middle East, where they would be at least a continent's length away?
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, January 09, 2016
Friday, January 8, 2016
“In no way, shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teaching of Islam have anything to do with what you’ve seen on this screen.” Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney, after another shooting committed in the name of Islam.
The religion of peace has struck again, this time in the City of Brotherly Love. From the New York Times:
A man who shot and wounded a Philadelphia police officer sitting in a patrol car told investigators that he did it in the name of Islam and the Islamic State, police officials said Friday, adding that they do not know whether he was part of a broader conspiracy. The gunman, using a stolen police handgun, fired at least 11 times at the officer, Jesse Hartnett, late Thursday night, striking him three times in the left arm, said Richard Ross Jr., the city’s police commissioner. Though badly wounded, Officer Hartnett, 33, got out of the car, chased the gunman and returned fire, striking him in the buttocks. Police identified the gunman, who was arrested within minutes, as Edward Archer, 30, who has recently lived in West Philadelphia and in Yeadon, Pa., a nearby suburb. He has a criminal record consisting of a gun offense in Philadelphia and two other offenses, one involving domestic violence, officials said. He “has confessed to committing this cowardly act in the name of Islam,” Mr. Ross said at a news conference. “According to him, the police defend laws that he believes are contrary to Islam.”Of course, Mr. Archer is correct. The police in America safeguard butcher shops that sell pork, bars that sell alcohol, and women who go about in public without a head scarf. Islamic culture clashes with Western values.
Like a pregnant cat, the gift of Middle Eastern migration just keeps on giving. The "migrants" that have been flowing into Europe in the past few months are 70% single male. Being predominantly Muslim, they view European women as infidel whores, and apparently have little constraint in expressing their attitudes, as female victims in Helsinki recently learned:
Asylum seekers who met in central Helsinki to celebrate New Years’s Eve “had similar plans” to commit sexual assault and other crimes as those who targeted women in the Germany city of Cologne, Finnish Police have reported. Three Iraqi asylum seekers have been arrested for committing sexual assaults during the celebrations in the city’s Senate Square, where some 20,000 had gathered. Security personnel reported “widespead sexual harrassment” during the celebrations, police added, with women complaining that asylum seekers had groped their breasts and kissed them without permission. “This phenomenon is new in Finnish sexual crime history,” Ilkka Koskimaki, the deputy chief of police in Helsinki, told the Telegraph. ”We have never before had this kind of sexual harrassment happening at New Year’s Eve.”I wonder how long it will take for Europe to use up its seemingly endless supply of tolerance. There are certain things that should not be tolerated, and this is one.
The more secession movements that arise, the more people who've been denied self-determination will reflect on their own situations. The old model of rule by conquest is now completely de-legitimized, and people around the world are self-organizing into culture-based political units. And the Kurds have been held down a long, long time. Now it looks like their time has come:
KRG president Masoud Barzani has been said to have told diplomats about the impending referendum in the Kurdish region. "A referendum is the only way for the world to know what the people of Kurdistan want and how they will determine their future," read a statement from Barzani's office published by The New Arab. "Fulfilling the will of the Kurdistani people will take place in the appropriate time and in a non-violent, peaceful manner," added the statement. Around five million people live in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq, and from Barzani's statement, it appears a vote will be held to have them choose to secede from Baghdad. A similar referendum was held in 2005, when an overwhelming majority came out in favor of secession. Events in the hectic region have prevented that referendum from being realized.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
What's the chief threat to the American way of life? Illegal immigration? ISIS? Ebola? Heidi Beirich? No, the latest Gallup poll reveals Americans are more fearful of Big Brother in DC. And well they should - ISIS can't grab our guns, tax us to death, or spend us into oblivion. The self-serving regime in DC, however, can do all those things, and more. No wonder Americans view DC as a menace:
But when the Gallup Poll asked Americans last month to name the "biggest threat to the U.S.," illegal immigrants were way down on the list of concerns. So were the other issues the candidates are focusing on, many which barely get mentioned by ordinary Americans. "For the second consecutive year, dissatisfaction with government edged out the economy as the problem more Americans identified as the nation's top problem in 2015," the Gallup Poll reported this week.... But when Gallup asked Americans what troubles them most and is the chief threat to our way of life, one issue is head and shoulders above all the others: the government. Wasteful, woefully incompetent, bickering, ineffective. When asked to choose between big government, big labor and big business, 69 % of those who were surveyed overwhelmingly named big government as the "biggest threat to America's future."Such a regime has lost its legitimacy in the eyes of its increasingly wary subjects. Tick-tock...
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
“So Rubio’s foreign policy and national security strategy is to invade Middle Eastern countries, create power vacuums for terrorist organizations, allow their people to come to America unvetted, give them legal status and citizenship, then impose a massive surveillance state to monitor the problem.” Alice Stewart, a national spokeswoman for Ted Cruz My, that formula sounds familiar...
That headline isn't from VDare or American Renaissance, but the BBC:
The mayor of Cologne has summoned police for crisis talks after about 80 women reported sexual assaults and muggings by men on New Year's Eve. The scale of the attacks on women at the city's central railway station has shocked Germany. About 1,000 drunk and aggressive young men were involved. City police chief Wolfgang Albers called it "a completely new dimension of crime". The men were of Arab or North African appearance, he said.Nice job, Angela.
A reader was moved to send an email in response to this story from Raleigh: Dear Old Rebel: The forces of what passes for reasoned debate on the left are at it again: "Officials say vandals spray-painted graffiti on nine monuments inside a section of Raleigh's Historic Oakwood Cemetery where numerous Confederate Army officers are buried. Multiple media outlets report that the vandals mostly damaged the graves of high-ranking Confederate officers, but also defaced the stone of North Carolina Gov. Charles Aycock, whose racial views in the early 1900s have found increasing criticism. Cemetery Executive Director Robin Simonton said in a news release that the vandals caused roughly $20,000 in damage on Wednesday night by spray-painting words such as "slavery," "not heroes" and "white supremacist" on the markers." I'm certain that, as in similar cases, federal, state and local officials will be tripping over each other in their haste to investigate this as a hate crime. Any time now....Any second.... Doggone it, I forgot that just as only whites are capable of racism, any anti-white act could never ever be called a hate crime. Silly ole me!
Corsican independence hasn't been grabbing the headlines the way the Scottish movement has. But it's for real. Last summer, "Ghjuventu Indipendentista" (Youth Independence) staged a rally that drew in two thousand marchers, mostly young people, judging by the picture in the article linked above. And like the split between Slovakia and the Czech Republic, it may come about by mutual consent:
At least two thirds of Corsicans support the idea of holding a referendum on the independence of Corsica, which France annexed back in 1768. Ironically, one third of Frenchmen also call for Corsica to leave their country, Bushell said, adding that Corsica has the highest level of violence in Western Europe, according to some estimates.And a New York Times article, Catalan Secessionist Parties to Discuss Way Forward, tells us the Catalan independence movement in northeastern Spain is still sputtering along, much to the chagrin of the powers that be in Madrid. Finally, there's talk about how Britain's withdrawal from the European Union might trigger another push for Scottish independence. The Scots should wash their hands of both London and Brussels.
Monday, January 4, 2016
Just how loopy is the "anti-racist" movement? We may never know. But the following stories made the mainstream media, which generally tries to shield supposedly "idealistic" college students from negative publicity. These incidents give us a hint of how unhinged "anti-racists" are. As the Daily Caller summarizes:
America’s precious-snowflake college students and various hangers-on came up with so many incidents ranging from definitively fake to almost certainly fake. The best thing to do is just kick back, relax and enjoy 2015’s greatest hits of hoaxes in all their dumb glory."Dumb glory" is right. The most bizarre stories reveal how "anti-racism" more closely resembles the Salem Witch hysteria in colonial Massachusetts than it does its more immediate antecedents in the Red Guards from the Communist Chinese Cultural Revolution. In all three tragedies, the highfalutin slogans masked the real intent of the perpetrators, which was to dominate and overpower the victims.
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, January 04, 2016
Sunday, January 3, 2016
"Although it wrenches my soul to confront it, there are reasons why the South has so often been wracked by racial rioting—by outpourings of the rage of the downtrodden against an unjust civilization. However much the states of the old Confederacy may seek to deny it, they cannot. People do not take to the streets, burn their homes and cities, unless pressed beyond forbearance by the cruelty of the oppressor’s iron fist. Thus these eruptions of racial desperation have occurred all across Dixie: in Detroit, Ferguson, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Washington DC, Watts, St. Louis, Cincinnati. Yes. Though I am a son of the Southland, I will not lie. The truth is the truth. I bow my head in shame." - Fred Reed
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, January 03, 2016