Dec 312017
 

Things got better around the world in November 2016 when Donald J. Trump won the American Presidential Election and launched America to the top of the mountain. Reason is in the drivers seat. His first year is closing and it’s been a series of great victories and a few notable defeats but the world is a better, safer place since he became president. He told NATO the U.S. is shouldering an unfair burden of NATO’s defense costs. His speech in Krasinski Square in Warsaw, Poland, July 6, 2017 was absolutely brilliant… a momentous speech. 

He took a tough line towards Putin.

“We urge Russia,” he said, “to cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere, and its support for hostile regimes — including Syria and Iran — and to instead join the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies and in defense of civilization itself.”

“Among Trump’s biggest applause lines in Warsaw was, “While we will always welcome new citizens who share our values and love our people, our borders will always be closed to terrorism and extremism of any kind.” 

Those tough words were welcome.

Trump’s speech was positive for another reason: repeated references to Poland’s struggle against Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. Compressed between the despotism of two far more powerful nations, the Polish people never lost their faith. And Trump referenced how Poland’s transition from communist authoritarianism to capitalist democracy has benefited its people.

“This danger is invisible to some but familiar to the Poles: the steady creep of government bureaucracy that drains the vitality and wealth of the people. The West became great not because of paperwork and regulations but because people were allowed to chase their dreams and pursue their destinies.”

In this line, Trump plays to the truth of why Poland’s people are so pro-American. It’s because their lives are exponentially better by every meaningful measure than under Soviet domination.

He celebrated western values.

“We [the West] reward brilliance,” Trump said. “We strive for excellence, and cherish inspiring works of art that honor God. We treasure the rule of law and protect the right to free speech and free expression. We empower women as pillars of our society and of our success. We put faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, at the center of our lives. And we debate everything. We challenge everything. We seek to know everything so that we can better know ourselves.”

Let’s be clear, Trump’s message here is not just righteous, it is absolutely so.

The value of America’s civilization is real, and rendered purely in terms like “democracy” and “D-Day.” Ultimately, Trump’s speech was neither narrow-minded nor malicious against others. Rather, it was an overdue affirmation that Western civilization has made our lives better, happier, and safer.

Correspondingly, those who would lament these words do not deserve our scorn, but our sadness. They lack the knowledge of history that defines the Polish people, and the truth that flows from their knowledge. The truth that courage, capitalism, democracy, and American guardianship remain the world’s best servants of human fulfillment.

Amazingly enough, Trump’s critics find the West itself an offensive and exclusionary concept.

Trump hater extraordinaire, Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post worries that Trump’s speech invites civilizational conflict. Really? Trump just had a successful trip to Saudi Arabia, where presumably it isn’t news that the West is vested in Western values. Peter Beinart of the Atlantic objects that “the West” is allegedly “a racial and religious term.” This is bizarre, given that countries everywhere can “Westernize,” or adopt the norms and practices that were first adopted in the West and are uniquely suited to human flourishing.
Trump warned in his speech of fighting for centuries to maintain our freedom, only to lose it to “a lack of pride and confidence in our values.” The unhinged reaction to his address — which once would have been considered clearly within the mainstream of American thought and rhetoric — shows how this, alas, is not an idle worry.

However, car and retail sales have been falling, while wage growth remains sluggish.

Trumps first international trip was a resounding success. In Saudi Arabia be told the arab leaders to fic their countries. He visited Israel and the Vatican. Here’s the list from WIKI: 

Dec 312017
 

He hates America and especially our President Trump even though ‘The Faker’ lives in Florida. Andrei Raevsky aka the Saker was a Swiss citizen who had already some difficulties with the Russians with respect to Chechnya. By his own admission, he was sent there as an employee of the International Red Cross and subsequently fired for his pro-Chechen bias. He later went on record in several published works as being critical of the Russian Army’s “heavy-handed approach” towards the Chechen terrorists. He sy=upported the Chechens.

He was then apparently hired on by the  United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) out of Geneva, which sent him on several tours to ex-Yugoslavia, specifically, he claims to have been involved in “disarmament negotiations” (which can only have been detrimental to the local Serbs) in Croatia and Bosnia. Having thus cemented his friendship with the Serbs, he immigrated to the USA and underwent further grooming at the Paul H. Nitzke School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, the happy hunting ground of the likes of Madeleine Albright, Condoleeza Rice. He now lives on the Atlantic coast of the state of Florida within a stone’s throw of some 30 military installations who have no problems with his primary activities: broadcasting war against the phantom “Anglo-Zionist empire” (in the cartoon where the Western sponsored ISIL are the good guys) and soliciting donations from his (chiefly left-leaning) supporters in exchange for kitschy wallets imprinted with the Saker image, and autographed copies of his book. Like any good apologist for Islam, Raevsky is also a rabid anti-Semite.A real Faker Saker. See more HERE. 

Dec 312017
 

When a movie is used to smuggle in anti-white male propaganda; when the all female writers with vengeance in their hearts go after the white men people who founded it, — on purpose, — to retaliate against white male people; when anti-white meme’s like ‘Diversity’ and ‘Multiculturalism’ get control of a feature motion picture then use it to promote by stealth, without announcing their non-white male propaganda, they need to be exposed.

[Disney brand manager] Kathleen Kennedy founded the group in 2012 when she succeeded George Lucas as president of Lucasfilm, putting Kiri Hart [right] a former film and TV writer, in charge of the unit. Ms. Hart’s first move was to make the story group entirely female, starting with Rayne Roberts and Carrie Beck. Both women had experience in film development but had also worked in other arenas — Ms. Roberts in magazine publishing, and Ms. Beck with the Sundance Institute.” Sundance, ….figures. Craggy-face, uber-Liberal Robert Redford..


This White = Evil Star Wars trend, developing for some time, was exacerbated by Trump Derangement syndrome. When Rogue One: A Stars Wars Story was released in December 2016, a month after Trump’s victory, its writers directly said Donald Trump and white people are the embodiment of evil:

“In the wake of this week’s U.S. election, the symbol of Star Wars’ Rebellion had been adopted by many fans protesting the victory of Donald Trump — and now, two of the writers of next month’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story have referenced the relationship between that movie and the current political reality on social media. Chris Weitz tweeted the following Friday morning: “Please note that the Empire is a white supremacist (human) organization.” Gary Whitta, the original writer on the project, responded in kind, tweeting: “Opposed by a multi-cultural group led by brave women.”

“Weitz’s tweet followed his praise for this op-ed piece from CBR.com, which explicitly connects Rogue One to this week’s U.S. elections, with writer Brett White calling the movie “the most relevant movie of 2016,”
“White Americans see what Brett White wants from America too. The fact that they seem to be are tuning out and rejecting this message is cause for hope.” And a Pox on Disney

Dec 302017
 

Phil Gianficaro has 14 ancestors going back four generations where three of them came from Sicily. His surname is Italian but he’s more American than me, a second generation American. The difference is I know I’m America. Gianficaro doesn’t.
Flat earth people are like that. Facts cannot convince them. Belief overcomes ignorance for them so the earth is flat because it seems to be. He is in denial about his ancestry. He wrote that he doesn’t care for, indeed he sounds as though he’s against DNA testing which would reveal his ancestry. 

Dec 302017
 

High unemployment caused protests and arrests of the protesters in various cities around Iran. The protests are against Iran’s religious leader and others in the government. The protests reflect growing discontent over rising prices and corruption, as well as Iran’s costly involvement in Syria and Iraq.

The Trump administration Washington condemned the arrests and voiced support for anti-government protesters in its statement Friday.
“There are many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with the regime’s corruption and its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad,” said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. “The Iranian government should respect their people’s rights, including their right to express themselves,”

The U.S. State Department said “Iran’s leaders have turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos,” said spokeswoman Heather Nauert.
President Trump tweeted: “Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad. Iranian govt should respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves. The world is watching!” As President Trump has said, the longest-suffering victims of Iran’s leaders are Iran’s own people. urged “all nations to publicly support the Iranian people and their demands for basic rights and an end to corruption.”

In social media footage riot police were seen using water cannon and tear gas to disperse crowds.

Openly political protests are rare in Iran, where security services are omnipresent and arrest demonstraters. Iran has a theocratic Constitution and is ruled by a religious leader.

Dec 292017
 

Christopher Hitchens said “Religion poisons everything”….Was he correct? Or is religion what most religious people believe it is, the key to eternal life?

Poison is fatal to life unless one keeps on living after death. Religion claims much evidence for that proposition.

Hiitchens says: “There are four irreducible objections to religious faith: that it wholly misrepresents the origins of man and the cosmos, that because of this original error it manages to combine the maximum of servility with the maximum of solipsism, that it is both the result and the cause of dangerous sexual repression, and that it is ultimately grounded on wish-thinking.
Hitchens continues: “Literature, not scripture, sustains the mind and—since there is no other metaphor—also the soul. We do not believe in heaven or hell, yet no statistic will ever find that without these blandishments and threats we commit more crimes of greed or violence than the faithful. (In fact, if a proper statistical inquiry could ever be made, I am sure the evidence would be the other way.) We are reconciled to living only once, except through our children, for whom we are perfectly happy to notice that we must make way, and room. We speculate that it is at least possible that, once people accepted the fact of their short and struggling lives, they might behave better toward each other and not worse. We believe with certainty that an ethical life can be lived without religion. And we know for a fact that the corollary holds true—that religion has caused innumerable people not just to conduct themselves no better than others, but to award themselves permission to behave in ways that would make a brothel-keeper or an ethnic cleanser raise an eyebrow.

“God did not create man in his own image. Evidently, it was the other way about, which is the painless explanation for the profusion of gods and religions, and the fratricide both between and among faiths, that we see all about us and that has so retarded the development of civilization.

“As I write these words, (says Hitchens) and as you read them, people of faith are in their different ways planning your and my destruction, and the destruction of all the hard-won human attainments that I have touched upon. Religion poisons everything.

The mildest

Dec 292017
 

The question should be : “how corrupt?” 

Africa is corrupt. Top to bottom, side to side. It’s a very,
very rare politician who isn’t bent.
South Africa is a gorgeous land. Favored by nature; full of mineral wealth including diamonds, gold, platinum South Africa remains a cornucopia of mineral riches. It is the world’s largest producer of chrome, needed for ball bearings, manganese, platinum, vanadium and vermiculite. It is the second largest producer of ilmenite, palladium, rutile and zirconium. It is also the world’s third largest coal exporter. South Africa is also a huge producer of iron ore; in 2012, it overtook India to become the world third biggest iron ore supplier to China, who are the world’s largest consumers of iron ore.

But there is a long history of corruption and maladministration in the South African mining sector. developing….

Dec 292017
 

Contrary to Ilana Mercer’s insightful article on Unz Review, “only the rule of law and the protection of individual liberties, especially private property rights—for wealth-creating whites as well—can begin to reduce the dizzying scale of the two countries’ problems. Without these building blocks and bulwarks of prosperity and peace—Zimbabwe and South African cannot be rehabilitated.” 

So far as the rule of law is concerned, Zimbabwe was never a place that knew it. When Zimbabwe was Rhodesia, it flourished. When Magabe took over it became lawless and it will remain so even with a new tyrant at the controls. HERE.