Friday, September 2, 2016

Who'd be French? Not me!

Who’d be French? 

A beautiful and diverse country producing goodish wines, certainly, however, consider the negatives.

Think about the last 18 months.  130+ people killed and mutilated at the Bataclan, 84 innocents murdered while celebrating Bastille Day, in Nice.  A priest murdered and beheaded while celebrating mass.  A policeman and his wife killed in their own home, journalists killed while carrying out their daily work, in their police-guarded offices, in the capital of France.  These and other horrors have been visited upon France in this period. 

The French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls  has essentially told the French people that they should get used to it.  That they must learn to live with such terror. 

Many older British people will not be surprised at such comments.  They will recall the French defeatism during 1940, when the French nation, largely, capitulated to the Nazis in a matter of days.  One cannot help wonder what it will take for a modern day resistance to form to defeat the enemy that is now very clearly, within.

People say that the upcoming Presidential election, in 2017, will be the catalyst for change.  That the platform of the Right – Republicans or Front National and that of the Left – Socialists, will reflect the populist disquiet with the internal threat - the concern about the no-go areas in many French cities, where migrants congregate and provide a safe haven for their co-religionists, the concern about the lack of integration by certain groups – let’s not beat around the bush – the lack of integration by Muslim immigrants and 2nd and sometimes 3rd generation immigrants. 

I doubt it though. 

France is an economic basket case.  It’s not just the recent spasm of rampant socialism, under President Hollande, damaging as that has been.  No, France has been on the slide for years.  Hollande’s predecessor, form 2007 to 2012, President Sarkozy, who is now seeking a return to power, was elected to shake things up and take on the deeply entrenched and very powerful trade unions.  He did somewhere next to zero.  Indeed, I would suggest that his abject failure emboldened the unions and continued the decline of the French economy.

The Front National will make Islam and migration a key election issue and right now, they are leading in the essentially three-horse race.  However, we can expect the Republicans and the Socialists to try and steer clear of any meaningful discussion about this subject. 

Indeed, we are seeing this already.

I opened by asking ‘Who’d be French?’ because were I saddled with such, rather than being blessed by being British, I would be so shamed. 

All of those atrocities mentioned earlier and then the focus of current French political debate?  The burkini! 

Now I do find this dress somewhat offensive but honestly, I think it’s a matter of personal choice.  If Muslim women want to show evident signs of their subjugation by and subservience to, their male ‘overlords’, then that’s their business.   I don’t really think it’s the business of government, local or national, to legislate on what people wear on the beach. 

I could understand if these politicians had nothing else to occupy them.  You know, like terrorist atrocities on their streets, like a fifth column seeking the overthrow of French culture and law but – you know where this is heading.

I guess this falls into the ‘false flag’ category.  The big problem is Islam and its highly threatening position in the West but rather than face this, governments pick-up on trivial issues and try to make them seem significant so that they can deflect attention from their otherwise abject failure to deal with the substantive matter. 

France isn’t alone in this ‘head in the sand’ approach but given the recent terrorist atrocities and the mayhem visited upon its own people, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect some ‘steel’ in the French response.  Instead, France’s authorities mimic a poodle when faced with a Doberman or Rottweiler – they make whimpering noises and lay down.  And I am sure I don’t need to be too graphic and describe what else happens to the poodle.

So is France lost?  Sorry to say that things are certainly heading that way.  I write this blog not in support of the Front National, though they have trumpeted the issue for years, but in the hope, probably forlorn, that France’s politicians will awaken and defend their country and their culture.  There’s a lot at stake, make sure you do your bit to push the fight-back agenda.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sturgeon's false flag

I posted on this site, after the Scottish Independence Referendum and UK’s 2015 General Election that Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon should ‘wind her neck in’.  That she had a sense of her own and her country’s importance to the United Kingdom which is far in excess of reality. 

Before we go on, let’s just recap a few numbers. 

Scotland’s economy is less than 10% of the UK’s total.  Same applies to population and, given the last fact, the number of MPs that Scotland sends to Westminster.    The most telling fact though is that absent fiscal transfers from the rest of the UK – which really means from England – then Scotland would be running a deficit around 10% of GDP. 

A couple of other numbers.  Turnout in the Scottish Independence Referendum was 85% and the 2 million who voted for Scotland to remain as part of the United Kingdom represented 55% of the total.  The turnout in Scotland, for the EU Referendum was 67% and 1.66 million (62%) voted to Remain. 

In case you are feeling swamped with numbers, let me re-cap.  More people in Scotland could be bothered to vote in the IndyRef and the number of people voting to remain in the United Kingdom outnumbered those who voted to remain in the EU.

Somehow though, Sturgeon and her SNP fanatics think that they have a mandate to negotiate for Scotland to leave the United Kingdom and remain in the European Union.

I know!  Your head is now swimming. 

What kind of independence would Scotland have, tying itself into the European Union?

Where is the so-called mandate for ignoring the result of a United Kingdom-wide referendum? Last time I looked, there was a simple enough question on the EU Referendum ballot – Leave or Remain were the choices.  There was nothing about Leave , Remain or, if we don’t like the answer, we can break-up the United Kingdom. Zero.  Same question was asked and answered by more than 33.5 million people across the United Kingdom and the result was a resounding 52% in favour of Leave.  Oh and as a further point, Scotland had the lowest EU Referendum turnout among the regions of the United Kingdom.  Hardly a ringing endorsement for Scotland's membership of the EU.

This didn’t stop the ever pushy Sturgeon though.  Straightaway she is mouthing off about the probable/possible need for a new Scottish Independence Referendum (IndyRef 2).  You will note the slight hesitancy – I will come back to that. 

In the days immediately following the EU referendum, Sturgeon flew to Brussels and met with the leaders of some European countries.  Not all of them because many couldn’t fit her into their schedule – or couldn’t be bothered.  She came away from Brussels with something of a ‘flea in her ear’.  As could have been predicted before she even began the air-miles collecting trip, Spain stated that they would veto any application from Scotland, while Scotland remained part of the UK.  To say that she came away empty-handed is incorrect.  She was told, very, very clearly, that while Scotland remained a member of the United Kingdom, the EU would not even discuss Scottish membership of the EU.  Not even going to get on the agenda.

Couldn’t be clearer.  Of course, that doesn’t stop Sturgeon and her SNP StormTroopers from claiming that exit from the United Kingdom and entry into the European Union is a straightforward and realistic option. 

You must judge for yourself if these people are self-deluded fools or outright liars.

If you live in Scotland though, you might consider launching a claim, on behalf of the Scottish taxpayer, against Sturgeon for a gross waste of taxpayer funds and dereliction of duty.  If you are the UK Attorney-General, you might also consider charges.

Why?  Well.  Foreign affairs are not a devolved responsibility.  In other words, Sturgeon  had absolutely no business in going to Brussels at the expense of the Scottish parliament.  I would posit that in doing so, she was pursuing an exclusively political and solely SNP policy.  It is not the business of the Scottish Government to undertake any foreign negotiations.  I suppose a ‘blind eye’ was turned regarding the Edinburgh Zoo pandas but that is a long way from seeking to undermine the position of the United Kingdom, of which Scotland remains a constituent member.  Not sure if it would count as treasonous but imagine the situation if the UK actually was at war with the EU – would anyone tolerate Sturgeon’s opportunistic behaviour?

All of that aside, for a moment. 

There is another reason why Scotland wouldn’t be allowed to join the EU.  Their deficit, at around 10% of GDP, is way above the maximum 3% allowed by the EU.  In order to meet the requirements, Scotland would have to undertake massive cuts.  We’re not talking about austerity or austerity plus.  No, these cuts would be austerity on steroids at a dosage level that would make a Russian athlete blush.  Public sector employment in Scotland, accounts for 21% of the workforce.  Obviously that is where these cuts would be made.  One has to seriously question the capacity of the private sector, to accommodate or grow to do so, such an influx of workers.

Then, assuming that there is anything left of the economy, the Scots would, on joining the European Union have to join the Euro – assuming that failing and flailing currency is still around.  Think about that.  70% of all of Scotland’s export, excluding oil and gas, are sent to the rest of the United Kingdom.  If for no other reason, Scotland and its ‘gobby’ First Minister, should be fully behind the United Kingdom getting the best and lowest or tariff free trade terms as part of the renegotiations which will soon commence.  Scotland’s non-state economy will be subject to those tariffs, if Sturgeon gets her way,  and they will also have to trade, with their overwhelmingly largest market,  in a currency requiring foreign exchange.  

I believe that the issue of Scottish Independence is effectively dead.  The message maybe hasn’t got through to the SNP leadership  yet, but the Scottish people are not stupid.  Given the 2014 vote again, I am very confident they would vote to remain in the United Kingdom by an even larger margin.

I say the message maybe hasn’t got through to the SNP yet.  Really though, I think they do understand the position.  I believe that they are using the EU Referendum as a smokescreen or a so-called ‘false flag’ to hide their inadequacy and mis-management of those areas for which the Scottish parliament does have responsibility – Education, Health and Policing, for example.  In all three areas, the Holyrood parliament is failing and failing the people of Scotland, very badly.  The Scottish Oil & Gas industry is in dire straits and the Scottish parliament has no real policy to aid this vital industry.  Heavens! Even though fracking in Scotland, might provide some relief, the parliament has not made a decision on this and is seen to not support it.

So given the above, why am I so worked-up about this? 

Well it is because the government in Westminster is pandering to the SNP.  The SNP now think that they have a veto over Brexit.  They need to be told, very, very firmly, that while they, along with all other parties and other relevant constituencies in the United Kingdom, will be consulted, the decision will be made whether they agree with it or not.  Theresa May’s government, govern for the benefit of all of the United Kingdom and the UK, as a whole, voted for Brexit.  Theresa May has said ‘Brexit means Brexit’.  She has appointed a Cabinet to implement this and the so-called Brexit minister – David Davis –a well qualified minister,  is very capable individual and he should stick resolutely to his brief and get it done.

So, Theresa May.  Please use every opportunity to keep Nicola Sturgeon in her place.  Maybe also have a word with the Attorney General?

Nicola Sturgeon – do your job!  That means staying in Scotland and focussing on housing, education, policing, NHS Scotland and the oil and gas industry.  That is what you and your party were elected to do.  That and that’s all.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Nice - Another day, another attack

Another day, another atrocity. 
Paris 130 slaughtered
Brussels 34 slaughtered
Orlando 49 slaughtered
Karada - > 292 slaughtered

And now Nice 84 (so far) slaughtered

That’s a short extract from a horrifically long list.

Back on March 23, 2016, I closed my blog – see here – with a request that people don’t put flowers or lighted candles on street corners, don’t post Je Suis …. on social media.  Instead use the energy to tell your elected representatives – enough!

I repeat this request following the horrific events that have unfolded overnight, from Nice, France. 

At the height (or maybe it will get still higher?) of the refugee influx, there was a photo published that circulated the World.  This was of the child called Aylan Kurdi who had drowned while his family tried to reach Europe. 

Today there is a new image.  The picture of a young child, seemingly a girl, lying dead under a thermal blanket, on the streets of Nice.  Her doll lies nearby.  I can’t get this image from my head.  

Unlike the parents of Aylan, her parents did not act irresponsibly, by taking their family onto an overcrowded, likely un-seaworthy vessel.  No, they took their child out to celebrate France’s national day.  The time when France’s citizens celebrate Liberte,  Egalite et  Fraternite (Liberty, equality and fraternity) was used to randomly attack such notions.

And let’s not pussyfoot around this.  We can be very sure that this is yet another attack from the followers of Islam.  The followers of the ‘religion of peace’ as it is usually called by Obama, Clinton and all of their other ‘head in the sand’ liberals. 

In many ways I can understand Obama’s position.  He was raised amongst Muslims and is said by many to actually be a follower of this murderous religion.

Similarly, I can see where Hillary Clinton is coming from.  Her Clinton Foundation receives significant donations – in the $10s of millions, from Saudi Arabia and other Arabian Gulf countries.  She simply cannot turn on the people who finance her - even when it is abundantly clear that Saudi Arabia funds Sunni terrorists, around the World.  This is done through direct arming of them, in places like Syria and earlier, Afghanistan, and also through indoctrination in so called ‘radicalised’ mosques throughout the West – USA, France, UK and now Germany being particular targets.

I am not sure I can understand why feminists and homosexuals are such strident supporters of Islam, a religion that pushes an ideology that is the polar opposite of that for which feminists and homosexuals stand.  My question to them is, when was the last time you saw the ‘evil West’ throwing homosexuals off of buildings or hanging them, for their ‘crime’ from the jib of a crane. Or stoning a woman to death because she ‘allowed’ herself to be raped? You can certainly regularly see such abominable acts being carried out, across social media.  Similarly, consider this, to which religion do the people who cut-off heads, on social media, adhere?

After the March 2016 attack in Brussels, I posted here this:

A long held belief was that the Belgian authorities turned a blind eye to radical Islamists and in return these terrorists didn’t ‘misbehave’ in Belgium.  That ‘compact’ has been well and truly broken. 

Brussels, or Jihadi Central, as it has sometimes been called, has come to realise that when you keep a poisonous snake, you must keep it properly caged, otherwise it will attack its hosts. Or you must remove the cause of the venomous nature.

You can’t blame the snake – that’s its nature.  It’s all it knows.  It’s what it is taught, day in and day out.  It starts at it’s mother’s breast, carries on through a schooling that is  dominated by a warped and murderous  religion and then is fed daily by local communities who are constantly told, by their liberal hosts that they are entitled and special and don’t need to assimilate into their host society;-

·      that it’s okay to mistreat women – because that’s your culture
·      that it’s okay to practice ritual slaughter – because that’s your religion
·      that it’s okay to mutilate women - because they are inferior
·      that it’s okay to ignore host country law – because you have Shariah law
·      that it’s okay to impose your Shariah law on non-believers -  because their dress or following entirely legal activities, such as drinking alcohol or eating pork, offends you.

This is the ideology that is pushed, day in and day out and make no mistake, the Gulf Arabs, fund this. 

When Angela Merkel threw open the doors of Germany to a swarm of refugees, Saudi Arabia, which has a fully functioning tent city that could immediately house three million refugees but instead houses none, offered financial assistance.  Not to house those refugees, not to feed them, not to create business to hire them. No, they committed funds to build 200 mosques across Germany.

We do not yet know the full details of the perpetrator of this atrocity but no one seriously doubts that it was the work of Islamic Terrorists.  Look at those two words – Islamic Terrorists.  Say them – Islamic Terrorists.  Did you manage that simple task?  No? Try again, Islamic Terrorists.  Got it now?  Now, get that into your head and every single time you hear Obama or Clinton speak, try, try really hard, to imagine how you would feel if those two people actually called it for what it is, instead of constantly mouthing platitudes such as ISIS (ISLAMIC State in Syria) is not about Islam.  Could you ever imagine George W or Ronald Reagan being so craven as to not call these slaughterers of the innocents for what they are?

Europeans, and I am mostly addressing the ‘Refugees Welcome’ crowd, need to accept that the risk from inviting in the Muslim hordes is that Europe has imported significant numbers of terrorists into our communities.  These communities are segregated – because Muslims don’t integrate – but the enemy is within. Be very clear on this.

The solution?  We find ourselves in a very difficult position.  We need to move very fast through the 5 stages of Grief.  We have had Denial for far too long.  Today, as in the immediate aftermath of all of the other atrocities, we have Anger.  We have had repeated efforts at Bargaining – denying the relevance of Islam to these murders, is a clear example.  Many are Depressed at the lack of progress and achievement.  We now need to get the people of Europe (and America, for that matter - Orlando shows you are not immune, to this death cult) to the Acceptance stage.

Acceptance of the fact that there is an enemy within.  That this enemy cannot be allowed to operate as a state within a state – so Shariah Law must be outlawed. 

Acceptance that this enemy cannot be allowed to operate as it does in its home countries.  No streets closed to allow praying in the middle of the road.  Christians, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists and Jedi manage to pray in their self-designated buildings, so should Muslims. Leaflets are being circulated in Manchester, England, asking non-Muslims to be sensitive to Islam considering dogs as haram (forbidden) and not to walk their dogs in ‘Muslim areas’.  That’s right the nation of dog-lovers is being told they cannot walk their dogs because it would offend Muslims.  In some areas of London, with very high Muslim populations, shops are being told that they cannot sell alcohol because it is against Islam.  The new, Muslim, Mayor of London, is banning advertisements,  that he considers ‘body shaming’, from London’s publicly run transport networks, These things are happening, while the Muslims are a minority.

Acceptance that immigration and indeed asylum applications, from Muslim countries, must cease, immediately.

Acceptance that Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Arab Gulf countries are sponsors of Islamic Terrorists (hear those two little words, Obama and Hillary?) and must suffer the consequences of this.  That means not turning a blind eye to the proxy war now being fought in Yemen.  It means not allowing them to fund ‘our’ terrorists in Syria.  It means doing to them, what the West has done to Russia – impose sanctions. Travel sanctions, arms sale bans and freeze their financial assets.  Of course this will create instability in those countries – so be it.  I am quite comfortable with Saudi Muslims being killed by other Saudi Muslims, in Jeddah or Riyadh – better the fight and mayhem is there rather than on the streets of Paris, London, Orlando or Brussels.

Acceptance that all illegal immigrants in Europe, must be rounded up and deported to their home countries.  If there is resistance from local ‘communities’ – as was seen in Molenbeek, Brussels, when the police arrested one of the Paris Bataclan killers – then be very, very harsh.  If you resist, out of religious solidarity, then you will be punished, and severely so. This will require suspension of the European Charter on Human Rights but so be it.  A velvet glove is not the solution – now is the time for the iron fist.

Acceptance that enough is enough.  Europe simply cannot accept more and more invaders.  The people of Europe seem to be waking up to this.  The political elite will rue the day that they ignore the fast-building anger.

Please don’t post Je Suis Nice. Restrict your candle lighting and prayers for these slaughtered innocents, to church, synagogue or temple.  Instead use your energy to put politicians on notice that we are as mad as hell about this and we’re not going to take it, anymore.

Some recent postings on Islam – the religion of death are here , here and here