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Singer Morrissey, former frontman of The Smiths, spoke out after the terrorist bombing in his native Manchester:

“In modern Britain everyone seems petrified to officially say what we all say in private,” the singer wrote on his Facebook page. “Politicians tell us they are unafraid, but they are never the victims. How easy to be unafraid when one is protected from the line of fire. The people have no such protections.

From the Washington Post:

There is no one right way to react to terror. There is a wrong way.

By Anne Applebaum Columnist May 24

There is no correct reaction to terrorism. …

The Manchester bombing was an act of extreme evil, and so it has inspired a number of British writers, politicians and celebrities to call for an extreme response. …

Even before the biography of the killer was known or his links to outside groups confirmed, a singer [i.e., Morrissey] attacked the officials who were supposedly too politically correct to call him an Islamic extremist: “In modern Britain everyone seems petrified to officially say what we all say in private. Politicians tell us they are unafraid, but they are never the victims. How easy to be unafraid when one is protected from the line of fire. The people have no such protections.”

Morrissey even dared allude to “policies on immigration.”

Each one of those statements is both emotionally charged and practically pointless.

Far from solving any problems, the purveyors of dramatic solutions or divisive slogans (“the people have no such protections”) don’t help the victims, don’t help their families, don’t help their communities. They don’t prevent future attacks either. They do increase hysteria, amplify anger and exacerbate social division. …

In truth, the drama queens serve no one but themselves.

Are you allowed to call Morrissey a queen? I guess you are if he suggests he’s skeptical about Muslim immigration …

Maybe they feel brave, offering radical solutions that others “don’t dare” to suggest.

Ironically, the Washington Post columnist is a dual U.S.-Polish citizen because her husband is former Polish foreign minister Radek Sikorski. Poland has done a fine job of protecting its citizens from Muslim terrorism, via not having Muslim immigrants.

Here’s a map (I don’t know the original source, so take it for what it’s worth) that claims to map all the terrorism attacks in Europe going back several decades (note the IRA and Basque attacks). Poland is an island of safety due to its extremely homogeneous population.

 
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  1. J.Ross says: • Website

    I love how the Gulag-gatekeeper’s criterion for what speech should be allowed is practical effect. Remind me what of benefit was that humiliating, insulting, defeatist and meaningless “weeping cartoon man” that followed attacks in Belgium and France?

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    • Replies: @carol
    I was surprised she'd write Gulag considering the version by Solzhenitsyn that was already out there. Is it worth reading?
    , @Erik L
    Or really just about any mainstream media opinion piece that touches on ...well anything? Isn't hysterical finger pointing at policies and people they don't like pretty much all they write?

    It would actually be kind of cool if these people were restricted to writing detached detailed practical solutions to problems they dispassionately identify in their opening paragraph. Also boring and no click getting
    , @Wally
    Anne Applebaum, is the classic nutter supremacist Jew.

    She supports strict Israeli immigration laws which specify JEWS ONLY, while she demands massive low IQ, criminal 3rd world immigration into the US & Europe.

    There's the answer.

    Rock on Morrissey.
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  2. Is that three attacks I see in Belarus? How did that happen?

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    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    You’ve heard of Carlos the Jackal? Meet the infamous Belarus Walrus.
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  3. I always find it a little amusing to see older leftists like Morrissey be branded as hateful bigots, much like I’m sure he did to former leftist icons in the 1980s and 1990s for not being accepting enough. The left always manage to find a way to eat their own.

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    • Replies: @Altai
    Morrissey has an actual working class background and deep attachment to his identity. It's not a process, he simply cares about class politics and the working class and their deep ties to these places. The modern left after the cold war ceased any interest in that and went full tilt identity politics, Morrissey was never playing that game to begin with.

    What I find funny is when I had heard he'd said something that rustled a lot of jimmies, I had thought he'd been really uncouth based on his previous, less nuanced statements. No, the statement he gets pilloried for is the thought-out, considerate one! The best part was how many people didn't know that he had opinions like these, he's been open about this for nearly 20 years. It's more impressive that they haven't aggressively unpersoned him since then that gen z on Twitter would already know all this.

    All those working class Manchurian girls didn't seem even more unfortunate victims to the urban SJW, they seemed less important. Once you understand that, you understand the controversy. It really bothered me when I heard about this, not like the others.

    , @Thea
    'Bengali in platforms' is nearly 30 years old. He hadn't changed his views at all.
    , @Olorin
    You must be pretty young not to realize that the past three decades have turned old fashioned working class identity/loyalty into Right Wing Hitler Nazi Klan Trump Klan Hitler Nazi Fascism.
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  4. Forbes says:

    I know we’re all comforted by Anne clarifying the record: the bombing was an act of extreme evil.

    Jeez, how much does she get paid to “mail in” these columns? Clearly, Anne is in the John “just absorb it” Kerry camp.

    Far from solving any problems, the purveyors of dramatic solutions…don’t help the victims, don’t help their families, don’t help their communities. They don’t prevent future attacks either.

    Well Anne, 16 years since 9/11, we’re waiting for your problem solving solutions.

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    • Replies: @mukat
    Anne's idea is regime change in Russia.
    , @Frau Katze
    It's the same old, same old liberal rot. I've been reading it ever since I began following the news in detail after 9/11.

    If 9/11 didn't wake these fools up, they're just delusional.
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  5. Busby says:

    There is a number out there, somewhere. A frequency of attacks and a number of fatalities that will lead to a dramatic reaction.

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    • Replies: @jcd1974
    2,996 killed on 9/11 was not enough to provoke a dramatic reaction.

    In a different time and place, in the aftermath of such an event Muslims by the hundred of thousands would have fled the USA in fear, instead in the sixteen years since millions of Muslims have immigrated to the USA, confident that they will never face harm despite a never ending campaign of terror on behalf of their faith.
    , @Peterike
    "There is a number out there, somewhere. A frequency of attacks and a number of fatalities that will lead to a dramatic reaction."

    No, there isn't.
    , @Citizen of a Silly Country
    And you base this belief on what, exactly?

    Thousands killed in 9/11. Nothing.

    Stream of attacks in France. Nothing.

    No-go zones. Nothing.

    Young white British girls groomed and raped by the dozens (hundred?). Nothing.

    Muslim riots. Nothing.

    The list could on and on. Whites are an embarrassment. Say what you will about Muslims (and goodness knows we could spend hours discussing those inbred, goat-herders), but they stand for something and are willing to fight for it on the ground, day in and day out. (We whites love our big military operations, but we're not so good at that low-level violence that over the long run controls a neighborhood.)

    Violence works. Those willing to commit violence over the long haul (not just in some glorious but brief campaign) will win.

    To quote the Derb: We are doomed!
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  6. She’s being a patriotic Pole. If Britain stopped taking in Muslims that would put more pressure on Poland to do so.

    Plus anti-immigrant laws in a post-Brexit UK would make it harder for Polish citizens (of which there are many) in the UK.

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    If Britain stopped taking in Muslims that would put more pressure on Poland to do so.
     
    Or perhaps the complete opposite? If Britain stops taking them Poland is in even stronger position to say "If they don't, why should we?"

    (I strongly doubt she is a patriotic Pole in the sense that any Pole would recognise)
    , @snorlax
    I agree with the other guy that you're overthinking things in your first paragraph, but this part

    Plus anti-immigrant laws in a post-Brexit UK would make it harder for Polish citizens (of which there are many) in the UK.
     
    is true; the British right constantly bashes* model-minority Polish immigrants because they're one of the few groups it's even legal to criticize.

    *Metaphorically, with words, since apparently that needs to be specified nowadays.
    , @Beckow

    She’s being a patriotic Pole
     
    Applebaum is not patriotic anything. She hates Russia and Russians, but that is about the extent of her overlap with Polish patriotism.

    Western Europe is in a trap - they have allowed millions upon millions to move there (I think a conservative estimate is close to 50 million). They would love to offload some of them - mainly the newest ones - on east central Europe. But that would totally wreck EU from inside, the people resistance in the east is too great (90% plus).

    The plan is to 'reform' the east by the newly started anti-corruption campaigns (well funded by NGO's) and force a new 'clean' generation of politicians on the east. They will allow the migrants, fall on their sword, and then duly disappear as did the crazy privatisers of a decade or so ago. In other words, eastern Europe is to be Macronized. Let's see how that goes - the 'motivated' young NGO cadres are in place, media knows its role, the elder Western statesmen make threatening noises, the fun is about to begin.
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  7. Lurker says:

    While Morrissey no longer lives in the UK his mum is still in Manchester afaik. (A friend saw them grocery shopping together a while back). So perhaps he might have some teeny weeny concerns.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Morrissey's a nut, but he's consistently been pretty sane on the question of culture and nationalism.
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  8. Lurker says:
    @anony-mouse
    She's being a patriotic Pole. If Britain stopped taking in Muslims that would put more pressure on Poland to do so.

    Plus anti-immigrant laws in a post-Brexit UK would make it harder for Polish citizens (of which there are many) in the UK.

    If Britain stopped taking in Muslims that would put more pressure on Poland to do so.

    Or perhaps the complete opposite? If Britain stops taking them Poland is in even stronger position to say “If they don’t, why should we?”

    (I strongly doubt she is a patriotic Pole in the sense that any Pole would recognise)

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    • Replies: @Joe Schmoe
    No country should feel obliged to take anyone ever.

    They certainly shouldn't feel obliged to take any men.

    People in screwed up countries need to use more birth control.
    , @Frau Katze
    She believes this crap, she really believes it.

    I'm sure she thinks Muslims would be just fine for Poland.
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  9. jcd1974 says:
    @Busby
    There is a number out there, somewhere. A frequency of attacks and a number of fatalities that will lead to a dramatic reaction.

    2,996 killed on 9/11 was not enough to provoke a dramatic reaction.

    In a different time and place, in the aftermath of such an event Muslims by the hundred of thousands would have fled the USA in fear, instead in the sixteen years since millions of Muslims have immigrated to the USA, confident that they will never face harm despite a never ending campaign of terror on behalf of their faith.

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    2,996 killed on 9/11 was not enough to provoke a dramatic reaction.
     
    Oh, it provoked a dramatic reaction all right......Just the wrong one. Instead of closing off immigration and expelling aliens, our leaders decided to blow over a trillion dollars by invading and occupying Iraq.....
    , @oddsbodkins
    Of course, a bunch of Saudi elites did flee in a hurry, aided by the US government. But never mind that...

    I'm really proud that the US didn't have even a hint of an anti-Muslim pogrom after 911. It showed a lot of maturity in national character and was one of our finest hours. I hope that every Muslim immigrant understands that quality is limited and fragile and historically exceptional, and that it is in their interest not to erode it, or stand by while their neighbors do.
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  10. (I strongly doubt she is a patriotic Pole in the sense that any Pole would recognise)

    IT is a useless ratazana

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  12. J.Ross says: • Website

    To clarify, by “Gulag-gatekeeper” I am alluding to Applebaum’s career and basis of authority (as a post-Solzhenitsyn scholar of Soviet imprisonment history) and not her possible ancestry.
    The BBC radio has been choking on these “appropriate” reactions — a pink balloon release, floral displays, applause, incoherent babble from a well-intentioned pubgoer — and they remind me of the Kuwaitis having American flags in time to greet their liberators in 1991, or of how, when Osama was killed, the actual video feed showed the “spontaneous” congratulation crowd gathering outside the White House fence, then all advancing at one time on signal, then (in a separate step) all cheering.

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  13. From The Guardian:

    Sorry Morrissey, but love and resistance are our best weapons against terror

    His incendiary comments suggest the Mancunian hero’s journey from icon to embarrassment is complete. Hate is not the answer to masculinity twisted by radicalisation

    If anybody needs to be bodyslammed…

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    • Replies: @anon
    Especially because she clearly means love and non-resistance.
    , @anonymous
    These Copts either didn't love enough or resist enough:

    Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, killing at least 26 people and wounding 25 others, state media report.

    The bus was heading towards the Monastery of St Samuel the Confessor in Minya province, 220km (140 miles) south of Cairo, when it came under fire. No group immediately said it was behind the attack. But Islamic State (IS) militants have targeted Copts several times in recent months, and vowed to do so again.

    Two suicide bombings at Palm Sunday services at churches in the northern cities of Alexandria and Tanta on 9 April left 46 people dead.

    Another suicide bombing at a church in the capital in December killed 29 people, while a Christian community was forced to flee the town of el-Arish in the northern Sinai peninsula after a series of gun attacks in February.
     
    , @Pericles
    The Grauniad's recipe against terror: Love and coy resistance.
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  14. @Lurker

    If Britain stopped taking in Muslims that would put more pressure on Poland to do so.
     
    Or perhaps the complete opposite? If Britain stops taking them Poland is in even stronger position to say "If they don't, why should we?"

    (I strongly doubt she is a patriotic Pole in the sense that any Pole would recognise)

    No country should feel obliged to take anyone ever.

    They certainly shouldn’t feel obliged to take any men.

    People in screwed up countries need to use more birth control.

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  15. BB753 says:

    With Morrissey being a bit of a poof, isn’t it homophobic to call him a drama queen?

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    Gays, especially white cis men, don't have any victim points left. They've fallen off the chart.
    , @Anon
    When it comes to the Sacred Right of third-world people to trash our nations, no one is safe, not even homos. Everyone but everyone will be thrown under the bus if they cross the uncrossable line.
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  16. Hodag says:

    Full disclosure: I have adored Morrissey since Louder Than Bombs. Her probably hates me and thinks I am a murderer due to my carnivore ways. No matter.

    This is the thing:. He is an Irish prole. I am an Irish prole. He states things like an Irish prole with some education would say if we were alone.

    And we both hate the Queen.

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  17. Map is not accurate since it includes the IRA , Basque separatists , Corsican nationalists etc. Some nasty behavior for sure but not an existential threat to Europe and the West in general. In fact I’d be willing to bet that all of those guys are on our side on this . Nice job calling out the fraud ” reporter’s ” hypocrisy though with regards to Poland . And the obvious gay dig against Morrissey .

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  18. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Lurker
    While Morrissey no longer lives in the UK his mum is still in Manchester afaik. (A friend saw them grocery shopping together a while back). So perhaps he might have some teeny weeny concerns.

    Morrissey’s a nut, but he’s consistently been pretty sane on the question of culture and nationalism.

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  19. Deso Dogg says:

    Progressives respond to terrorist attacks by condemning Western foreign policy (somewhat accurate, but generally overstated) and “Islamophobia”, which they claim promotes terrorism. If this is true, then eastern European countries like Hungary and Poland and east Asian countries like Korea and Japan should be major targets of terrorist attacks, because their extremely Islamophobic immigration policies should make Muslims really angry. Conversely, countries that allow mass Islamic immigration, like the US, the UK, France and Germany shouldn’t experience terrorist attacks, because their generosity in allowing Muslims to immigrate despite a potential terror threat should lead to lots of gratitude for their Islamophilia.

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  20. Arclight says:

    Morrissey’s skepticism of immigration and the effect on British culture have been present in his songs for 30+ years.

    Glad he spoke up – although I don’t agree with him on a lot of the stuff he sometimes comments on, at the end of the day he is a British patriot, and I respect that a lot.

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    • Replies: @LondonBob
    Irish blood, English heart?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKoS5X4SMrY
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  21. Barnard says:

    The number of dots in Sweden seems low for the number of Muslim riots they have had. Maybe they aren’t counting those as terror attacks though. They also need a way to factor in the one off crimes like the Danish girl who is getting charged with using pepper spray to fight off a Muslim who was trying to rape her.

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    • Replies: @NOTA
    Terrorism is very different from crime and should be counted as a separate thing. As an example, if the US lets more Jamaicans and Haitians in, we probably get more crime but no increased risk of terrorism. If we let a lot of middle-class Syrian refugees in we probably get no increase in crime but a noticeable increase in the risk of a terrorist attack.
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  22. Polynikes says:

    British celebrities speaking out? Guess they’re ahead of us here in the states.

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  23. Are you allowed to call Morrissey a queen?

    Applebaum is allowed to call Morrissey a Queen. Morrisey is not allowed to call Applebaum a Jew.

    That about sums everything 2017 up.

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    • Replies: @cipher
    In the interest of accuracy, Morrissey should call her out for what she is: a self-serving Jew.
    , @J.Ross
    To be fair, he's Morrissey, he would anyway if he wanted to.
    This is part of a larger category of establishment pundits effortfully snatching error out of the teeth of correctness. Morrissey is objectively a drama queen. In this particular case he happens to be undramatically dead on. Applebaum probably said nothing after previous cases of Morrissey being a drama queen, but insists on pronouncing judgment here, and clearly hopes to benefit from stereotypical thinking.
    This is illustrative. Under the skin of political correctness lies the skeleton of popular stupidity. You see this demand (or taking-for-granted) of the "detriment of the doubt" every time the legacy media attacks Trump.
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  24. newrouter says:

    “There is no one right way to react to terror. There is a wrong way.”

    I suppose that is to suggest that the cloud peeps are stupid?

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    Why yes they are stupid in a odd way - mostly because they live in a self-referenetial echo chamber that isolates them from the dirt people and reality in general.

    They are a lot like PM May of England who says "we must carry on" while being protected by bulletproof glass, 10 ft high walls, teams of ex-SAS bodyguards. Or that idiot Katie Perry who blathered some twaddle about no barriers all the while living in a walled fortress with a gate and armed security.

    They aren't smart, nor strong. Merely bullies intent on imposing their agenda on the rest of us even if it kills us. And they don't care if we die. Seriously, they don't.

    Read their comments carefully about Manchester - mostly boiler plate leftist platitudes. They don't care.

    One could easily make the argument we are ruled by stone cold sociopaths given the damage and death their policies have caused over the last 40 years.

    Remember before this unholy gang was championing Muslim terrorists they were protecting career criminals roaming our streets and confiscating our means of self-defense. They turned our major cities in the 1970's into war zones. It took laws like 3 Strikes and hard ass chiefs of police to repair all the damage done by the cloud people.
    , @anonymous
    There IS a right way:

    Traffic came to a halt in Manchester on Thursday morning as the city paused to observe a minute's silence for those killed in Monday's terrorist attack.

    Mancunian's gathered in St Ann's Square for the memorial event, among them Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, Lord Mayor Eddy Newman, council leader Sir Richard Leese, and Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester Warren Smith.

    Gathered around floral tributes, the huge crowd fell silent at 11am - and, after the minute passed, the crowd erupted into a spontaneous rendition of Don't Look Back in Anger by Manchester band Oasis.
     
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  25. Tiny Duck says:

    Obviously you people feels that we must target one million Muslims for punishment. I don’t think anyone is suggesting that we should be soft on terrorism. We need to get at the source of it and destroy it. Punishing innocent people is not exactly a way to do that. And please, spare me the idiotic rhetoric of how Muslims are all violent and hate everybody else. That is simply not true. If we examine Christians in history, we will see terrorism and violence against others too. It is not the religions that are evil, it is the people who use religion as a cloak to disguise their real, and often violent goals that are evil.

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    "Obviously you people feels that we must target one million Muslims for punishment. "

    more like 1000 x 10'6 tiny dick!!11!! LOL

    , @J.Ross
    All men are not "targeted for punishment" when a woman adopts sensible anti-rape precautions.
    , @White Guy In Japan
    Troll, troll, troll your boat...
    , @Mr. Anon

    And please, spare me the idiotic rhetoric of how Muslims are all violent and hate everybody else.
     
    Okay, we'll leave the idiotic rhetoric to you. That's your forte.

    The fact is, muslims don't belong here.
    , @WR
    Tiny Duck (or troll). If you are NOT ReconVet at WaPo, don't plagiarize and cite your sources. If you are the real McCoy (Tiny Duck / ReconVet), then make a genuine effort to reformulate from a new perspective run-of-the-mill leftist points.

    Comments on WaPo's article

    ReconVet

    11:26 AM CDT


    Obviously Ben Kurtz feels that we must target one million Muslims for punishment. I don't think anyone is suggesting that we should be soft on terrorism Ben. We need to get at the source of it and destroy it. Punishing innocent people is not exactly a way to do that. And please, spare me the idiotic rhetoric of how Muslims are all violent and hate everybody else. That is simply not true. If we examine Christians in history, we will see terrorism and violence against others too. It is not the religions that are evil, it is the people who use religion as a cloak to disguise their real, and often violent goals that are evil.
    , @Gary in Gramercy
    "You people feels"?

    That's both racist and ungrammatical. (And the rest of it is apparently plagiarized.)

    Hello, Ducky/well hello, Ducky/it's so nice to have you back where you belong...
    , @PaoloP
    I don't see other religion involved in terrorism, do you?
    Of course there were, some centuries ago, several religious wars between Christians: so what? Should we welcome other religious wars for the sake of what?...equality?
    And your assertion that religions are not evil is exactly what should be debated in the case of Islam, at least with the liberty used towards Christian history and thought (which is very different indeed from that of Islam). Furthermore, looking at what's happening all over the world - from Sweden to the Philippines, from Africa to Pakistan - I have very bad impressions, substantiated by lot of evidence, about the kind of society that a numerous Muslim minority so often produces. Other minorities, instead, do not.
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  26. cipher says:
    @Alec Leamas

    Are you allowed to call Morrissey a queen?
     
    Applebaum is allowed to call Morrissey a Queen. Morrisey is not allowed to call Applebaum a Jew.

    That about sums everything 2017 up.

    In the interest of accuracy, Morrissey should call her out for what she is: a self-serving Jew.

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    @Alec Leamas

    Are you allowed to call Morrissey a queen?
     
    Applebaum is allowed to call Morrissey a Queen. Morrisey is not allowed to call Applebaum a Jew.

    That about sums everything 2017 up.

    To be fair, he’s Morrissey, he would anyway if he wanted to.
    This is part of a larger category of establishment pundits effortfully snatching error out of the teeth of correctness. Morrissey is objectively a drama queen. In this particular case he happens to be undramatically dead on. Applebaum probably said nothing after previous cases of Morrissey being a drama queen, but insists on pronouncing judgment here, and clearly hopes to benefit from stereotypical thinking.
    This is illustrative. Under the skin of political correctness lies the skeleton of popular stupidity. You see this demand (or taking-for-granted) of the “detriment of the doubt” every time the legacy media attacks Trump.

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  29. I’ve noticed this is now an official “thing” with the left. Utilizing mocking phrases like “drama queen” and “scaredy cats” to describe anyone concerned with Islamist terror. It’s pretty easy to turn it around on them however. Spineless swines, cemented minds….

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    Same old suit since 1962.

    I was a huge Smiths fan growing up. I saw them at the Fox Theatre in Detroit in the fall of 1985 and it was one of those concerts you never forget. Johnny Marr was a rare and underrated talent.
    He and Morrissey made a great pair, though I'm sure I never picked up on even half of what they were trying to say.

    Irony alert for Steve: the Smiths' original music label was called Rough Trade Records. Don't know if they even exist anymore...
    , @Anon
    For a long, long time, lefties have referred to any distaste for what they're purveying as "hate" and "fear" --hence everyone who disagrees with them is a "hater" and/or "-phobe" of one kind or another.

    Why do we let them get away with it?
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  30. snorlax says:
    @anony-mouse
    She's being a patriotic Pole. If Britain stopped taking in Muslims that would put more pressure on Poland to do so.

    Plus anti-immigrant laws in a post-Brexit UK would make it harder for Polish citizens (of which there are many) in the UK.

    I agree with the other guy that you’re overthinking things in your first paragraph, but this part

    Plus anti-immigrant laws in a post-Brexit UK would make it harder for Polish citizens (of which there are many) in the UK.

    is true; the British right constantly bashes* model-minority Polish immigrants because they’re one of the few groups it’s even legal to criticize.

    *Metaphorically, with words, since apparently that needs to be specified nowadays.

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    It's interesting that both Radek Sikorski and his
    wife Anne Applebaum are ardent anglophiles.
    They enrolled their two sons at exclusive public
    (i.e., private) academies in England. In this sense
    Sikorski, who dated the British actress Olivia Williams
    before he married Applebaum, reminds me of his
    famous countryman, the writer Joseph Conrad
    (Korzeniowski). another anglophile. Conrad even wrote
    patriotic (i.e., pro-British) articles during WW I and was
    photographed aboard British Navy vessels during that
    period
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  31. It’s funny how liberals have turned into the “Ugly American” stereotype , telling everybody around the world how to live.

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    It’s funny how liberals have turned into the “Ugly American” stereotype , telling everybody around the world how to live.

     

    If you think you're saving the world, then bossing around the stagehands and rearranging the props are jobs that simply must get done.
    , @guest
    "It's funny how liberals have turned into the 'Ugly American' stereotype"

    They didn't turn into it; they were the originals. The "Ugly American" novel was about the state department, military, and intelligence agencies screwing up the Cold War in Southeast Asia in the 50s. Which was the Eisenhower era, but you know who was running things back then. (Or if you don't, ask Joe McCarthy.) The liberal Establishment; that's who.

    There's been a corruption of the phrase Ugly American, which originally was a recommendation. As if to say, "Hey, diplomatic corps, get uglier and the natives will like you." I'm not sure, but I think one of the characters was based on CIA spook Edward Lansdale.

    The book is still famous because of the catchy title (a play on Graham Greene's Quiet American, I think; being a Quiet American actually was a bad thing), but also because it led to actual policy changes. Or made a convenient propaganda piece for eventual changes; I don't know.

    In any case, ugliness was the solution, in the form of the Peace Corps and other such programs. It was Kennedy liberals correcting earlier liberals. Of course, the New Left took over the adjective "liberal," and were marginally less warmongery. But they are no less interventionist and meddling. And they are very "ugly."

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  32. Matra says:

    Poland is an island of safety

    There were riots in Poland earlier this year after a Pole was murdered by a Tunisian. Not a terrorist attack but still: Polish rioters smash kebab shop

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    Reminds me of a great story from 4chan:
    A Serb warns his sister not to go out to the park dressed like the standard stereotypical Eastern European teenage girl. She does anyway. Hours laters she phones, complaining that "helpless child refugees fleeing from war" will not leave her and her friends alone. The Serb gets his friend, they head to the park, and en route they pass a small gym. They enter, get everyone's attention, explain the situation, and ask if anyone would be willing to help.
    Everyone puts their weights down and stands up.
    --------
    You can't imagine that happening with Brits or Canucks unless you're talking about a previous generation. And yes you would need more than two people because the "refugees" know what they're doing, for them this is a career and not a circumstance, and they are never in groups smaller than a half dozen.
    , @Samuel Skinner
    If there is hope, it lies with the p(r)oles.
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  33. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out eerily captures the European moment after the Manchester attack.

    Morrissey is a man without a country in the City he was born in and dedicated so much of his artistic life to.

    Driving in your car
    Oh, please dont drop me home
    Because its not my home, its their home
    And Im welcome no more

    Europeans’ fatuous reaction to the lorry attacks…

    And if a double-decker bus
    Crashes into us
    To die by your side
    Is such a heavenly way to die

    And if a ten-ton truck
    Kills the both of us
    To die by your side
    Well, the pleasure, the privilege is mine

    And yet still, yet still….

    Oh, there is a light, never goes out
    There is a light, never goes out

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    "England for the English..." National Front Disco

    "Irish blood, English heart
    This I'm made of
    There is no one on earth I'm afraid of
    And no regime can buy or sell me

    I've been dreaming of a time when
    to be English is not to be baneful
    to be standing by the flag, not feeling shameful
    racist or partial"

    Irish Blood, English Heart
    , @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Don’t blame the sweet and vibrant hooligans, hooligans
    Because they’ll never, ever do it again …
    (Not until the next time)

    In the midst of life we are in death, et cetera!
     
    P.S., “There is a Light…”

    Here’s the Dum Dum Girls’ excellent jangly, driving cover version:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Tr96WtT3uY
    , @Anonymous
    Same song by Morrissey at the Hollywood Bowl.
    His second generation Hispanic contingen of fans out in force as a number of them rush the stage.
    And a 50 foot triptych of James Dean photos in the background

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ3GxsTaGE0

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  34. Taras77 says:

    I tend to believe that comments from Applebaum are about a valuable and meaningful as the wind blowing across the prairie. She is one of the more vapid and irrelevant neo cons out there and she has much competition in that regard.

    It is not clear why she chose to go after Morrissey but she does have a commitment to write articles for WaPo on a regular basis-it is obvious that she is reaching for subject matter much of the time. To be clear, the tragedy of Manchester is beyond understanding (nail bombs??) but it seems that she might have thought of a different approach for comment.

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  35. Rod1963 says:
    @newrouter
    "There is no one right way to react to terror. There is a wrong way."

    I suppose that is to suggest that the cloud peeps are stupid?

    Why yes they are stupid in a odd way – mostly because they live in a self-referenetial echo chamber that isolates them from the dirt people and reality in general.

    They are a lot like PM May of England who says “we must carry on” while being protected by bulletproof glass, 10 ft high walls, teams of ex-SAS bodyguards. Or that idiot Katie Perry who blathered some twaddle about no barriers all the while living in a walled fortress with a gate and armed security.

    They aren’t smart, nor strong. Merely bullies intent on imposing their agenda on the rest of us even if it kills us. And they don’t care if we die. Seriously, they don’t.

    Read their comments carefully about Manchester – mostly boiler plate leftist platitudes. They don’t care.

    One could easily make the argument we are ruled by stone cold sociopaths given the damage and death their policies have caused over the last 40 years.

    Remember before this unholy gang was championing Muslim terrorists they were protecting career criminals roaming our streets and confiscating our means of self-defense. They turned our major cities in the 1970′s into war zones. It took laws like 3 Strikes and hard ass chiefs of police to repair all the damage done by the cloud people.

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  36. @Name Withheld
    It's funny how liberals have turned into the "Ugly American" stereotype , telling everybody around the world how to live.

    It’s funny how liberals have turned into the “Ugly American” stereotype , telling everybody around the world how to live.

    If you think you’re saving the world, then bossing around the stagehands and rearranging the props are jobs that simply must get done.

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  37. Mr. Anon says:

    Far from solving any problems, the purveyors of dramatic solutions or divisive slogans (“the people have no such protections”) don’t help the victims, don’t help their families, don’t help their communities. They don’t prevent future attacks either. They do increase hysteria, amplify anger and exacerbate social division. …

    And what problems do public-policy parasites like Anne Appelbaum ever solve? What they council is more of the same – more invading, more inviting. Their “solutions” are themselves the problem. It is people like her who are the radicals – advocating that nations like Britain should dissolve themselves.

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    This is what Appelbaum and the powers that be expect non-elite Westerners to do:

    1. Atone for your imaginary sins (yours and those of your ancestors).
    2. Keep inviting your future murderers, house them, feed them, and make sure that everybody knows how superior they are to your countrymen (zeroth amendment).
    3. After an attack, light a candle and hold hands with family members of the attacker. If you happen to be a victim either shut up and/or reflect on your own evilness.
    4. Rinse and repeat.
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  38. Anonym says:

    Romania looks pretty good as well on that map.

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    Thank you! We had our own Muslim terror plots during the Communist period and the early days after. Romania was full of students from our socialist brothers in the non-aligned world. But they were aimed at foreign diplomats. I don't think any plots were successful.
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  39. syonredux says:
    @jcd1974
    2,996 killed on 9/11 was not enough to provoke a dramatic reaction.

    In a different time and place, in the aftermath of such an event Muslims by the hundred of thousands would have fled the USA in fear, instead in the sixteen years since millions of Muslims have immigrated to the USA, confident that they will never face harm despite a never ending campaign of terror on behalf of their faith.

    2,996 killed on 9/11 was not enough to provoke a dramatic reaction.

    Oh, it provoked a dramatic reaction all right……Just the wrong one. Instead of closing off immigration and expelling aliens, our leaders decided to blow over a trillion dollars by invading and occupying Iraq…..

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  40. BenKenobi says:

    Immigration moratorium?

    How soon is now?

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  41. syonredux says:

    I feel a strange, new respect for Morrisey….

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  42. newrouter says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Obviously you people feels that we must target one million Muslims for punishment. I don't think anyone is suggesting that we should be soft on terrorism. We need to get at the source of it and destroy it. Punishing innocent people is not exactly a way to do that. And please, spare me the idiotic rhetoric of how Muslims are all violent and hate everybody else. That is simply not true. If we examine Christians in history, we will see terrorism and violence against others too. It is not the religions that are evil, it is the people who use religion as a cloak to disguise their real, and often violent goals that are evil.

    “Obviously you people feels that we must target one million Muslims for punishment. ”

    more like 1000 x 10’6 tiny dick!!11!! LOL

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  43. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Tiny Duck
    Obviously you people feels that we must target one million Muslims for punishment. I don't think anyone is suggesting that we should be soft on terrorism. We need to get at the source of it and destroy it. Punishing innocent people is not exactly a way to do that. And please, spare me the idiotic rhetoric of how Muslims are all violent and hate everybody else. That is simply not true. If we examine Christians in history, we will see terrorism and violence against others too. It is not the religions that are evil, it is the people who use religion as a cloak to disguise their real, and often violent goals that are evil.

    All men are not “targeted for punishment” when a woman adopts sensible anti-rape precautions.

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  44. @Tiny Duck
    Obviously you people feels that we must target one million Muslims for punishment. I don't think anyone is suggesting that we should be soft on terrorism. We need to get at the source of it and destroy it. Punishing innocent people is not exactly a way to do that. And please, spare me the idiotic rhetoric of how Muslims are all violent and hate everybody else. That is simply not true. If we examine Christians in history, we will see terrorism and violence against others too. It is not the religions that are evil, it is the people who use religion as a cloak to disguise their real, and often violent goals that are evil.

    Troll, troll, troll your boat…

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    This board is full of bright people and yet so many still continue to respond to childish trolls like Tiny Duck and Corvinus.

    Are all of you new to the internet? Trolls thrive on attention which they hope to get by provoking people with incendiary comments they probably don't believe themselves.

    Starve them of that attention and they'll get bored and find another place to go.
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  45. Mr. Anon says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Obviously you people feels that we must target one million Muslims for punishment. I don't think anyone is suggesting that we should be soft on terrorism. We need to get at the source of it and destroy it. Punishing innocent people is not exactly a way to do that. And please, spare me the idiotic rhetoric of how Muslims are all violent and hate everybody else. That is simply not true. If we examine Christians in history, we will see terrorism and violence against others too. It is not the religions that are evil, it is the people who use religion as a cloak to disguise their real, and often violent goals that are evil.

    And please, spare me the idiotic rhetoric of how Muslims are all violent and hate everybody else.

    Okay, we’ll leave the idiotic rhetoric to you. That’s your forte.

    The fact is, muslims don’t belong here.

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  46. OT: Vanderbilt rapist Corey Batey, who urinated on his victim’s face and said “That’s for 400 years of slavery you b—-,” was sentenced to the minimum 15 years. His charge did not receive a hate crime enhancement due to the legal principle of “qui/quibus.”

    http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2016/07/14/cory-batey-faces-least-15-years-friday-sentencing/86953944/

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  47. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Matra
    Poland is an island of safety

    There were riots in Poland earlier this year after a Pole was murdered by a Tunisian. Not a terrorist attack but still: Polish rioters smash kebab shop

    Reminds me of a great story from 4chan:
    A Serb warns his sister not to go out to the park dressed like the standard stereotypical Eastern European teenage girl. She does anyway. Hours laters she phones, complaining that “helpless child refugees fleeing from war” will not leave her and her friends alone. The Serb gets his friend, they head to the park, and en route they pass a small gym. They enter, get everyone’s attention, explain the situation, and ask if anyone would be willing to help.
    Everyone puts their weights down and stands up.
    ——–
    You can’t imagine that happening with Brits or Canucks unless you’re talking about a previous generation. And yes you would need more than two people because the “refugees” know what they’re doing, for them this is a career and not a circumstance, and they are never in groups smaller than a half dozen.

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  48. @jcd1974
    2,996 killed on 9/11 was not enough to provoke a dramatic reaction.

    In a different time and place, in the aftermath of such an event Muslims by the hundred of thousands would have fled the USA in fear, instead in the sixteen years since millions of Muslims have immigrated to the USA, confident that they will never face harm despite a never ending campaign of terror on behalf of their faith.

    Of course, a bunch of Saudi elites did flee in a hurry, aided by the US government. But never mind that…

    I’m really proud that the US didn’t have even a hint of an anti-Muslim pogrom after 911. It showed a lot of maturity in national character and was one of our finest hours. I hope that every Muslim immigrant understands that quality is limited and fragile and historically exceptional, and that it is in their interest not to erode it, or stand by while their neighbors do.

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    Poor Guy Fawkes never even managed to ignite his gunpowder, and for centuries thereafter the British government banned his religion, suppressed his co-religionists, and burned him in effigy.
    , @Alden
    Huh? Our groveling to Muslims after 9/11 Led to Fort Hood, Boston Marathon, Orlando club and San Bernadino, shoot out at LAX etc.

    It wasn't our finest hour, it was our dumbest hour.

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  49. Hey Steve,

    Looks like someone wants to ban masks at protests:

    http://www.opb.org/news/article/no-more-masks-at-protests-washington-lawmaker-aims-to-make-it-illegal/?google_editors_picks=true

    But apparently 1st amendment and stuff.

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  50. Peterike says:
    @Busby
    There is a number out there, somewhere. A frequency of attacks and a number of fatalities that will lead to a dramatic reaction.

    “There is a number out there, somewhere. A frequency of attacks and a number of fatalities that will lead to a dramatic reaction.”

    No, there isn’t.

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    I'm afraid you're right. After all, scarcely a day passes without some Muslim atrocity somewhere.

    We only focus on the ones happening in the West. Worldwide, it's nonstop.
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  51. @Matra
    Poland is an island of safety

    There were riots in Poland earlier this year after a Pole was murdered by a Tunisian. Not a terrorist attack but still: Polish rioters smash kebab shop

    If there is hope, it lies with the p(r)oles.

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  52. Hodag is onto something about Irish proles . Certainly involving English – musician- Irish -proles . Johnny Rotten , Boy George , and Shane MacGowan come to mind along with Morrisey. The Gallagher brothers don’t seem all that far off the mark either . And Paul McCartney is probably a liberal now but he sure as hell wasn’t when he wrote ” Get Back ” . Read once that the main verses were changed but the refrain was kept . First line was ” Don’t dig all the Pakis taking all the people’s jobs “. Makes sense when you listen to the refrain – ” Get back to where you once belonged ” and ” Go home “.

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  53. WR says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Far from solving any problems, the purveyors of dramatic solutions or divisive slogans (“the people have no such protections”) don’t help the victims, don’t help their families, don’t help their communities. They don’t prevent future attacks either. They do increase hysteria, amplify anger and exacerbate social division. …
     
    And what problems do public-policy parasites like Anne Appelbaum ever solve? What they council is more of the same - more invading, more inviting. Their "solutions" are themselves the problem. It is people like her who are the radicals - advocating that nations like Britain should dissolve themselves.

    This is what Appelbaum and the powers that be expect non-elite Westerners to do:

    1. Atone for your imaginary sins (yours and those of your ancestors).
    2. Keep inviting your future murderers, house them, feed them, and make sure that everybody knows how superior they are to your countrymen (zeroth amendment).
    3. After an attack, light a candle and hold hands with family members of the attacker. If you happen to be a victim either shut up and/or reflect on your own evilness.
    4. Rinse and repeat.

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  54. @Clifford Brown
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXwIOvICyVs


    There Is A Light That Never Goes Out eerily captures the European moment after the Manchester attack.

    Morrissey is a man without a country in the City he was born in and dedicated so much of his artistic life to.

    Driving in your car
    Oh, please dont drop me home
    Because its not my home, its their home
    And Im welcome no more

     
    Europeans' fatuous reaction to the lorry attacks...

    And if a double-decker bus
    Crashes into us
    To die by your side
    Is such a heavenly way to die

    And if a ten-ton truck
    Kills the both of us
    To die by your side
    Well, the pleasure, the privilege is mine
     
    And yet still, yet still....

    Oh, there is a light, never goes out
    There is a light, never goes out
     

    “England for the English…” National Front Disco

    “Irish blood, English heart
    This I’m made of
    There is no one on earth I’m afraid of
    And no regime can buy or sell me

    I’ve been dreaming of a time when
    to be English is not to be baneful
    to be standing by the flag, not feeling shameful
    racist or partial”

    Irish Blood, English Heart

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  55. anon says: • Disclaimer

    I think the correct response is ridicule.

    Instead of promoting the idea that these are scary people, deconstruct the entire tactic. And the culture behind it.

    Low intelligence, for starters. The funny customs and clothes. The defensiveness and fear and weakness underlying their psychopathology. And they are latent homos.

    And then follow up with revenge.

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    Muslim extremism was created and nurtured by Mossad, CIA and Saudi intelligence.

    You seem to be hacking away at a branch and ignoring the Zionist root.
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  56. William Parrish: What question?
    Death: Oh Bill, come on. The question. The question you’ve been asking yourself with increased regularity, at odd moments, panting through the extra game of handball, when you ran for the plane in Delhi, when you sat up in bed last night and hit the floor in the office this morning. The question that is in the back of your throat, choking the blood to your brain, ringing in your ears over and over as you put it to yourself.
    William Parrish: ‘The question’…
    Death: Yes Bill. The question. [Moves from behind the glass into shadowy area] The question.

    We’re with the shadow government in a wilderness of mirrors. They could shoot the jornalists and not lose any votes. Supreme art of war is to disable the enemy without fighting. Kill them before they are dead. Montana is ground zero in the zombie war. Zombies are planning a DC invasion.

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  57. WR says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Obviously you people feels that we must target one million Muslims for punishment. I don't think anyone is suggesting that we should be soft on terrorism. We need to get at the source of it and destroy it. Punishing innocent people is not exactly a way to do that. And please, spare me the idiotic rhetoric of how Muslims are all violent and hate everybody else. That is simply not true. If we examine Christians in history, we will see terrorism and violence against others too. It is not the religions that are evil, it is the people who use religion as a cloak to disguise their real, and often violent goals that are evil.

    Tiny Duck (or troll). If you are NOT ReconVet at WaPo, don’t plagiarize and cite your sources. If you are the real McCoy (Tiny Duck / ReconVet), then make a genuine effort to reformulate from a new perspective run-of-the-mill leftist points.

    Comments on WaPo’s article

    ReconVet

    11:26 AM CDT

    Obviously Ben Kurtz feels that we must target one million Muslims for punishment. I don’t think anyone is suggesting that we should be soft on terrorism Ben. We need to get at the source of it and destroy it. Punishing innocent people is not exactly a way to do that. And please, spare me the idiotic rhetoric of how Muslims are all violent and hate everybody else. That is simply not true. If we examine Christians in history, we will see terrorism and violence against others too. It is not the religions that are evil, it is the people who use religion as a cloak to disguise their real, and often violent goals that are evil.

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    Tiny Duck is part of a paid leftist troll pool. The WaPo post, reposted here, is boilerplate created by someone in the organization they work for.
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  58. guest says:
    @Name Withheld
    It's funny how liberals have turned into the "Ugly American" stereotype , telling everybody around the world how to live.

    “It’s funny how liberals have turned into the ‘Ugly American’ stereotype”

    They didn’t turn into it; they were the originals. The “Ugly American” novel was about the state department, military, and intelligence agencies screwing up the Cold War in Southeast Asia in the 50s. Which was the Eisenhower era, but you know who was running things back then. (Or if you don’t, ask Joe McCarthy.) The liberal Establishment; that’s who.

    There’s been a corruption of the phrase Ugly American, which originally was a recommendation. As if to say, “Hey, diplomatic corps, get uglier and the natives will like you.” I’m not sure, but I think one of the characters was based on CIA spook Edward Lansdale.

    The book is still famous because of the catchy title (a play on Graham Greene’s Quiet American, I think; being a Quiet American actually was a bad thing), but also because it led to actual policy changes. Or made a convenient propaganda piece for eventual changes; I don’t know.

    In any case, ugliness was the solution, in the form of the Peace Corps and other such programs. It was Kennedy liberals correcting earlier liberals. Of course, the New Left took over the adjective “liberal,” and were marginally less warmongery. But they are no less interventionist and meddling. And they are very “ugly.”

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    The book was wretched as literature, but engaging in its way. "The Ugly American" was in the novel was an engineer portrayed sympathetically. The character based on Edwin Lansdale was also portrayed sympathetically.

    The thing is, the author's thesis was discredited by subsequent events (the course of which proved insensitive to the level of talent in the Foreign Service, USAID, and the USIS). The author also portrayed Foreign Service officers as louts and bureaucratic CYA artists, but the examinations to enter the Foreign Service are challenging and require liberal education; no one's ever depicted sitting for one in the course of the plot. The examinations were instituted nearly 50 years before The Ugly American was published.
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  59. Mr. Blank says:

    Each one of those statements is both emotionally charged and practically pointless.

    Notice how she doesn’t say “inaccurate” or “untrue.” That can’t be an oversight for a writer of her caliber. So her argument boils down to, “he’s right, and that gives me a sad, so you should ignore it.”

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    It also signals terms 'emotional and pointless' henceforth will be given same gravity as 'untrue'. Lawsuits will turn, careers will perish, criminals will hang on these new grounds.

    Of course they cannot be used to defend hate.

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  60. @Jeremy Cooper
    Is that three attacks I see in Belarus? How did that happen?

    You’ve heard of Carlos the Jackal? Meet the infamous Belarus Walrus.

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  61. Dutchman says:

    I guess the right way to deal with terrorist attacks is to stop noticing who are doing them, unless of course it’s a White man.

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  62. Poland was pretty good at keeping the Black Death out as well:

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    Poland, that is the Polish-Lithuanian Republic
    (largest country in Europe for about 200 years
    in the 16th-17th centuries) was also an island of
    peace when Western Europe was being wrecked by the
    bloody religious wars during the same historical
    period. It became known as the country of heretics
    since it attracted so many people seeking religious
    freedom, incl. Jews (who were also being expelled from
    W. Europe). In a sense Poland became an early forerunner
    of the United States.

    Just as in the United States, there has been a pragmatic strain in
    the Polish intellectual life, i.e., distrust of intellectual systems that
    try to reduce the complexity of reality to simple models. This may work
    at the simplest levels of organizational complexity, e.g., in physics,
    chemistry or biology but fails at the level of society. Hence fighting over
    something as trivial as religious differences was considered ridiculous
    in Poland. This is in contrast to the German philosophyof life which
    is hellbent on developing simplified models of reality in science, philosophy,
    and theology, which end up devolving into antihuman systems such as Marxism,
    Nietzscheanism, and Nazism. In this sense, Poland's philosophy of life is
    I think closer to the Anglo-American pragmatism.

    Count Alfred Korzybski's General Semantics described in his book
    Science and Sanity (1933) would be, I think, an example of this approach
    to life. Its most famous aphorism, "The map is not the territory" ( or
    "the word is not the thing") basically means "don't confuse models with
    reality" (e.g., you can't get full by eating the menu). Scientific models
    or religious models (known as religions) are at best highly simplified
    approximations to reality. There is a desire today to experience reality
    directly. Some claim this can be achieved in the process of becoming
    enlightened.
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  63. Peterike says:

    Speaking of drama queens, Mattress Girl is back! And looking pretty hot, actually. And mostly naked.

    Not safe for work.

    https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/mattress-girl-emma-sulkowicz-is-backand-channeling-her-rage-through-bdsm?utm_source=broadlytwitterus

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    Correction: This story originally gendered a concerned viewer at Emma Sulkowicz's 'The Ship Is Sinking' performance as "she." They use pronouns "they/them." We regret the error.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Dammit, Peter, that's 10 minutes of my life searching on DuckDuckGo for pictures that I'll never get back.

    Your link didn't work (due to secure layer?), so I tried:

    "mattress girl naked pics"
    "mattress girl naked pics" + "no rear views"
    "mattress girl" + "full frontal" + "nudity"
    "mattress girl" + "bend more over"
    I got NOTHING, then
    "any girls" + "naked"
    worked OK.

    You see where I'm going with this.
    , @res
    Check out the "correction" at the end:

    Correction: This story originally gendered a concerned viewer at Emma Sulkowicz's 'The Ship Is Sinking' performance as "she." They use pronouns "they/them." We regret the error.
     
    In case your education (like mine) did not include the use of gender as a verb, here is how to conjugate it: http://conjugator.reverso.net/conjugation-english-verb-gender.html
    Wouldn't want to make an error. That would be a macroaggression.

    I was having trouble finding a dictionary sufficiently woke to include gender as a verb, but Wiktionary to the rescue: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/gender#Verb
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  64. @Clifford Brown
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXwIOvICyVs


    There Is A Light That Never Goes Out eerily captures the European moment after the Manchester attack.

    Morrissey is a man without a country in the City he was born in and dedicated so much of his artistic life to.

    Driving in your car
    Oh, please dont drop me home
    Because its not my home, its their home
    And Im welcome no more

     
    Europeans' fatuous reaction to the lorry attacks...

    And if a double-decker bus
    Crashes into us
    To die by your side
    Is such a heavenly way to die

    And if a ten-ton truck
    Kills the both of us
    To die by your side
    Well, the pleasure, the privilege is mine
     
    And yet still, yet still....

    Oh, there is a light, never goes out
    There is a light, never goes out
     

    Don’t blame the sweet and vibrant hooligans, hooligans
    Because they’ll never, ever do it again …
    (Not until the next time)

    In the midst of life we are in death, et cetera!

    P.S., “There is a Light…”

    Here’s the Dum Dum Girls’ excellent jangly, driving cover version:

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  65. mukat says:
    @Forbes
    I know we're all comforted by Anne clarifying the record: the bombing was an act of extreme evil.

    Jeez, how much does she get paid to "mail in" these columns? Clearly, Anne is in the John "just absorb it" Kerry camp.


    Far from solving any problems, the purveyors of dramatic solutions...don’t help the victims, don’t help their families, don’t help their communities. They don’t prevent future attacks either.
     
    Well Anne, 16 years since 9/11, we're waiting for your problem solving solutions.

    Anne’s idea is regime change in Russia.

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    Some people are never satisfied. Anne wrote that doorstop GULAG--I'd have thought she'd had enough of communist/leftwing atrocities. I guess she in the "it's never been correctly implemented" camp.
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  66. mukat says:
    @anon
    I think the correct response is ridicule.

    Instead of promoting the idea that these are scary people, deconstruct the entire tactic. And the culture behind it.

    Low intelligence, for starters. The funny customs and clothes. The defensiveness and fear and weakness underlying their psychopathology. And they are latent homos.

    And then follow up with revenge.

    Muslim extremism was created and nurtured by Mossad, CIA and Saudi intelligence.

    You seem to be hacking away at a branch and ignoring the Zionist root.

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    Muslim extremism was created by Muhammad, Ali, Abu Bakar and others around 630 AD. Read some of their own histories including the family members at each other's throats.
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  67. black sea says:

    I’ve just learned via Facebook that the attack in Manchester was in fact an act of misogynistic terrorism. You see, children were targeted, but most of those children were girls, and of course girls grow up into women, and — in case you didn’t know (I certainly didn’t) — “Ariana” means naked in Arabic, and what could be more violently provocative to an inherently misogynistic terrorist than a gathering of girls in thrall to a pint-sized pimpette whose very name means “naked.”

    So, now that we’re clear that this is all about misogyny . . .

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    The performer is pretty vulgar, especially to be marketed to children.
    , @Pericles
    Speaking of which, I've learned that white men in particular are virulently misogynistic.
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  68. Whiskey says: • Website

    I note the White man hatred in Sulkowucz bdsm fiasco.

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  69. Hugh says:

    Applebaum’s dismissal of Morrissey’s concerns tells us what happens next: the victims and the whole event will be forgotten just as quickly as possible.

    The victims may have been as young and as innocent as Emmett Till who was killed 60 years ago, but in 2077 no one will bring up their names. Why, in 60 days time we will have moved on to fresh news.

    They were not on the right side of history.

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  70. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Clifford Brown
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXwIOvICyVs


    There Is A Light That Never Goes Out eerily captures the European moment after the Manchester attack.

    Morrissey is a man without a country in the City he was born in and dedicated so much of his artistic life to.

    Driving in your car
    Oh, please dont drop me home
    Because its not my home, its their home
    And Im welcome no more

     
    Europeans' fatuous reaction to the lorry attacks...

    And if a double-decker bus
    Crashes into us
    To die by your side
    Is such a heavenly way to die

    And if a ten-ton truck
    Kills the both of us
    To die by your side
    Well, the pleasure, the privilege is mine
     
    And yet still, yet still....

    Oh, there is a light, never goes out
    There is a light, never goes out
     

    Same song by Morrissey at the Hollywood Bowl.
    His second generation Hispanic contingen of fans out in force as a number of them rush the stage.
    And a 50 foot triptych of James Dean photos in the background

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  71. Anon 2 says:
    @Russtovich
    Poland was pretty good at keeping the Black Death out as well:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death#/media/File%3ABlackdeath2.gif

    Poland, that is the Polish-Lithuanian Republic
    (largest country in Europe for about 200 years
    in the 16th-17th centuries) was also an island of
    peace when Western Europe was being wrecked by the
    bloody religious wars during the same historical
    period. It became known as the country of heretics
    since it attracted so many people seeking religious
    freedom, incl. Jews (who were also being expelled from
    W. Europe). In a sense Poland became an early forerunner
    of the United States.

    Just as in the United States, there has been a pragmatic strain in
    the Polish intellectual life, i.e., distrust of intellectual systems that
    try to reduce the complexity of reality to simple models. This may work
    at the simplest levels of organizational complexity, e.g., in physics,
    chemistry or biology but fails at the level of society. Hence fighting over
    something as trivial as religious differences was considered ridiculous
    in Poland. This is in contrast to the German philosophyof life which
    is hellbent on developing simplified models of reality in science, philosophy,
    and theology, which end up devolving into antihuman systems such as Marxism,
    Nietzscheanism, and Nazism. In this sense, Poland’s philosophy of life is
    I think closer to the Anglo-American pragmatism.

    Count Alfred Korzybski’s General Semantics described in his book
    Science and Sanity (1933) would be, I think, an example of this approach
    to life. Its most famous aphorism, “The map is not the territory” ( or
    “the word is not the thing”) basically means “don’t confuse models with
    reality” (e.g., you can’t get full by eating the menu). Scientific models
    or religious models (known as religions) are at best highly simplified
    approximations to reality. There is a desire today to experience reality
    directly. Some claim this can be achieved in the process of becoming
    enlightened.

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  72. Wandering Applebaums of Old Country should know thing or two about Red Terror that was, enough lol-stereotypicaly, induced on local population by certain Apfelbaum, aka Ovsei-Gershon Aronovich, aka Radomyslovsky, aka Shatski, aka Grigoriev, aka Grigori, aka Zinoviev.

    But because of dreaded “Trump is Hitler is Stalin is Putin is Clown” spacetime continiuum, Unz’s certified goyimhood really shouldn’t waste limited data pixels on such a trivial Ei Dee El triggering material.

    In communist Poland, (Anne) Applebaum notes, the stereotype of an S. B. (Służba Bezpieczeństwa) secret policeman was that of “a diabolically well-trained fanatic, highly educated, probably Jewish.”

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  73. Anon 2 says:
    @snorlax
    I agree with the other guy that you're overthinking things in your first paragraph, but this part

    Plus anti-immigrant laws in a post-Brexit UK would make it harder for Polish citizens (of which there are many) in the UK.
     
    is true; the British right constantly bashes* model-minority Polish immigrants because they're one of the few groups it's even legal to criticize.

    *Metaphorically, with words, since apparently that needs to be specified nowadays.

    It’s interesting that both Radek Sikorski and his
    wife Anne Applebaum are ardent anglophiles.
    They enrolled their two sons at exclusive public
    (i.e., private) academies in England. In this sense
    Sikorski, who dated the British actress Olivia Williams
    before he married Applebaum, reminds me of his
    famous countryman, the writer Joseph Conrad
    (Korzeniowski). another anglophile. Conrad even wrote
    patriotic (i.e., pro-British) articles during WW I and was
    photographed aboard British Navy vessels during that
    period

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    "They enrolled their two sons at exclusive public (i.e., private) academies in England."

    If that's the definition of Anglophile, every oligarch in the world is Anglophile, and I don't think they are. Applebaum appreciates the good schools in the same way that a Chinese or Russian buying in Mayfair appreciates British property rights.
    , @Paul Walker - Most beautiful man ever...
    "It’s interesting that both Radek Sikorski and his
    wife Anne Applebaum are ardent anglophiles."
    Cultural appropriation is not ok. Ms Applebaum should be content being a shiftless high functioning gypsy.
    , @Matra
    It’s interesting that both Radek Sikorski and his
    wife Anne Applebaum are ardent anglophiles.

    Sikorski, who dated the British actress Olivia Williams
    before he married Applebaum, reminds me of his
    famous countryman, the writer Joseph Conrad
    (Korzeniowski). another anglophile. Conrad even wrote
    patriotic (i.e., pro-British) articles during WW I

    If so, then Applebaum and Sikorski are a strange type of Anglophile: They both oppose UK independence. Sikorski regularly appeared on British TV debating and attacking not just opponents of the EU but Eurosceptics (some of whom preferred reforming rather than leaving the EU). As for the missus she was nearly hysterical - not that that's unusual for her - when Brexit won. (She claimed it was a big victory for Putin, as if that should be a concern of British voters).

    I think Conrad was genuine, with British interests at heart. Applebaum & Sikorski just want Britain (and the USA for that matter) to serve their interests - careers, schooling, pro-Israel & Poland - as long as the latter is globalist, - and, of course, anti-Putin.

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  74. @WR
    Tiny Duck (or troll). If you are NOT ReconVet at WaPo, don't plagiarize and cite your sources. If you are the real McCoy (Tiny Duck / ReconVet), then make a genuine effort to reformulate from a new perspective run-of-the-mill leftist points.

    Comments on WaPo's article

    ReconVet

    11:26 AM CDT


    Obviously Ben Kurtz feels that we must target one million Muslims for punishment. I don't think anyone is suggesting that we should be soft on terrorism Ben. We need to get at the source of it and destroy it. Punishing innocent people is not exactly a way to do that. And please, spare me the idiotic rhetoric of how Muslims are all violent and hate everybody else. That is simply not true. If we examine Christians in history, we will see terrorism and violence against others too. It is not the religions that are evil, it is the people who use religion as a cloak to disguise their real, and often violent goals that are evil.

    Tiny Duck is part of a paid leftist troll pool. The WaPo post, reposted here, is boilerplate created by someone in the organization they work for.

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  75. Parsifal says:

    In the warped values system of today’s mainstream media, globalist Applebaum lectures a true son of Manchester like Morissey how he should react to his city being attacked. Take a bow, WaPo.

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  76. LondonBob says:
    @Arclight
    Morrissey's skepticism of immigration and the effect on British culture have been present in his songs for 30+ years.

    Glad he spoke up - although I don't agree with him on a lot of the stuff he sometimes comments on, at the end of the day he is a British patriot, and I respect that a lot.

    Irish blood, English heart?

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    Exactly...or National Front Disco or Bengali in Platforms...
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  77. @Anon 2
    It's interesting that both Radek Sikorski and his
    wife Anne Applebaum are ardent anglophiles.
    They enrolled their two sons at exclusive public
    (i.e., private) academies in England. In this sense
    Sikorski, who dated the British actress Olivia Williams
    before he married Applebaum, reminds me of his
    famous countryman, the writer Joseph Conrad
    (Korzeniowski). another anglophile. Conrad even wrote
    patriotic (i.e., pro-British) articles during WW I and was
    photographed aboard British Navy vessels during that
    period

    “They enrolled their two sons at exclusive public (i.e., private) academies in England.”

    If that’s the definition of Anglophile, every oligarch in the world is Anglophile, and I don’t think they are. Applebaum appreciates the good schools in the same way that a Chinese or Russian buying in Mayfair appreciates British property rights.

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    I don't know about Applebaum, but I know, based
    on his publications, that Radek Sikorski is definitely an
    Anglophile. In 1981 he left Poland to study at Oxford
    where he was extremely active in student organizations,
    and published a lot, all this before he met Applebaum.
    He graduated, and in 1987 received British citizenship.
    , @Anon 2
    I don't know about Applebaum, but I know, based
    on his publications, that Radek Sikorski is definitely an
    Anglophile. In 1981 he left Poland to study at Oxford
    where he was extremely active in student organizations,
    and published a lot, all this before he met Applebaum.
    He graduated, and in 1987 received British citizenship.
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  78. @Anon 2
    It's interesting that both Radek Sikorski and his
    wife Anne Applebaum are ardent anglophiles.
    They enrolled their two sons at exclusive public
    (i.e., private) academies in England. In this sense
    Sikorski, who dated the British actress Olivia Williams
    before he married Applebaum, reminds me of his
    famous countryman, the writer Joseph Conrad
    (Korzeniowski). another anglophile. Conrad even wrote
    patriotic (i.e., pro-British) articles during WW I and was
    photographed aboard British Navy vessels during that
    period

    “It’s interesting that both Radek Sikorski and his
    wife Anne Applebaum are ardent anglophiles.”
    Cultural appropriation is not ok. Ms Applebaum should be content being a shiftless high functioning gypsy.

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  79. jim jones says:
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  80. @Tiny Duck
    Obviously you people feels that we must target one million Muslims for punishment. I don't think anyone is suggesting that we should be soft on terrorism. We need to get at the source of it and destroy it. Punishing innocent people is not exactly a way to do that. And please, spare me the idiotic rhetoric of how Muslims are all violent and hate everybody else. That is simply not true. If we examine Christians in history, we will see terrorism and violence against others too. It is not the religions that are evil, it is the people who use religion as a cloak to disguise their real, and often violent goals that are evil.

    “You people feels”?

    That’s both racist and ungrammatical. (And the rest of it is apparently plagiarized.)

    Hello, Ducky/well hello, Ducky/it’s so nice to have you back where you belong…

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  81. I am a little amazed at a Telegraph hack like Applebaum being considered “left”, which some commentators are doing. The actual left in Britain tend to shy away from homophobia and almost regard homosexuality as compulsory. Applebaum is from the globalist wing of the right, not the left.

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    The Telegraph is indistinguishable from the Guardian these days, I stopped reading the website when they closed the comments section down.
    , @ben tillman

    I am a little amazed at a Telegraph hack like Applebaum being considered “left”, which some commentators are doing.
     
    You must have lost something in the translation. Applebaum is the quintessential leftist. The Left believes in the right to commit aggression, and her advocacy of worldwide invasion (by immigration or military action) places her at the core of the Left.
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  82. Arclight says:
    @LondonBob
    Irish blood, English heart?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKoS5X4SMrY

    Exactly…or National Front Disco or Bengali in Platforms…

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  83. Mike Enoch on The Daily Shoah pointed out that on the rare occasion when Whites commit terror (e.g. Dylan Roof) there is never a “solidarity” ceremony or campaign not to demonize all Whites. Nobody says “not all Whites”. The (((Applebaums))) of the world never defend us against imaginary retaliation and in fact the opposite. When Whites commit terror, everyone ramps up the White bashing.

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    Katie Hopkins is to leave LBC with immediate effect, the radio station has confirmed.

    The announcement comes shortly after Hopkins said that a "final solution" is needed following the Manchester terror attack that killed 22. A controversial tweet even by her standards, the since-deleted post appeared to call for genocide, her use of "final solution" presumably referring to the Nazis' plan to murder all Jews within reach.

    "22 dead - number rising," she wrote on 23 May. "Schofield. Don't you even dare. Do not be a part of the problem. We need a final solution #Machester."
     
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  84. dearieme says:

    What on earth has happened to Anne Applebaum? She used to write all sorts of sane and interesting stuff in the British papers. WKPD: “From 2001 to 2005, Applebaum lived in Washington”. Oh dear, did she become a Creature of the Swamp?

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  85. Anon 2 says:
    @Anonymous Nephew
    "They enrolled their two sons at exclusive public (i.e., private) academies in England."

    If that's the definition of Anglophile, every oligarch in the world is Anglophile, and I don't think they are. Applebaum appreciates the good schools in the same way that a Chinese or Russian buying in Mayfair appreciates British property rights.

    I don’t know about Applebaum, but I know, based
    on his publications, that Radek Sikorski is definitely an
    Anglophile. In 1981 he left Poland to study at Oxford
    where he was extremely active in student organizations,
    and published a lot, all this before he met Applebaum.
    He graduated, and in 1987 received British citizenship.

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  86. Anon 2 says:
    @Anonymous Nephew
    "They enrolled their two sons at exclusive public (i.e., private) academies in England."

    If that's the definition of Anglophile, every oligarch in the world is Anglophile, and I don't think they are. Applebaum appreciates the good schools in the same way that a Chinese or Russian buying in Mayfair appreciates British property rights.

    I don’t know about Applebaum, but I know, based
    on his publications, that Radek Sikorski is definitely an
    Anglophile. In 1981 he left Poland to study at Oxford
    where he was extremely active in student organizations,
    and published a lot, all this before he met Applebaum.
    He graduated, and in 1987 received British citizenship.

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  87. Jimi says:

    Note that Applebaum conflates those who call for mass internment (a truly radical, inhumane, and counterproductive idea) with Morrissey who simply demands we call Islamic terrorism what it is, Islamic terrorism.

    This is the sort “elite expertise: that we want discredited. There is nothing elite or expert about it.

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  88. @Peterike
    Speaking of drama queens, Mattress Girl is back! And looking pretty hot, actually. And mostly naked.

    Not safe for work.

    https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/mattress-girl-emma-sulkowicz-is-backand-channeling-her-rage-through-bdsm?utm_source=broadlytwitterus

    Correction: This story originally gendered a concerned viewer at Emma Sulkowicz’s ‘The Ship Is Sinking’ performance as “she.” They use pronouns “they/them.” We regret the error.

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  89. @White Guy In Japan
    Troll, troll, troll your boat...

    This board is full of bright people and yet so many still continue to respond to childish trolls like Tiny Duck and Corvinus.

    Are all of you new to the internet? Trolls thrive on attention which they hope to get by provoking people with incendiary comments they probably don’t believe themselves.

    Starve them of that attention and they’ll get bored and find another place to go.

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    Starve them of that attention and they’ll get bored and find another place to go.
     
    And there is that very useful Commenters To Ignore button to make it easy.
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  90. Svigor says:

    Anne Applebaum Calls Singer Morrissey a Drama Queen for Speaking Out Against Terrorism

    Svigor says it takes a tribe full of perpetual drama queens to know one.

    Far from solving any problems, the purveyors of dramatic solutions or divisive slogans (“the people have no such protections”) don’t help the victims, don’t help their families, don’t help their communities. They don’t prevent future attacks either. They do increase hysteria, amplify anger and exacerbate social division. …

    In truth, the drama queens serve no one but themselves.

    If the history of the Jews has shown us anything, it’s that suffering in silence is the way powerful people get things done. When something bad happens to you, you keep your mouth shut and you don’t complain. That’s why Jews are into quiet, unglamorous, tough-guy, work-with-your hands industries like oil, steel, and firearms, and not loud, flashy, PR-related pursuits like entertainment, media, and the arts.

    Israel, home of the Jews, would certainly never perfect the art of complaining, alarmism, public relations, etc.

    “Squeaky wheel gets the grease” is for drama queens and cognitively deficient people who don’t have the brainpower to do things the right way. Real achievers forgive, forget, and move on.

    In truth, the drama queens serve no one but themselves.

    That is the statement of someone incapable of ethnic introspection.

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  91. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @larry lurker
    From The Guardian:

    Sorry Morrissey, but love and resistance are our best weapons against terror

    His incendiary comments suggest the Mancunian hero’s journey from icon to embarrassment is complete. Hate is not the answer to masculinity twisted by radicalisation
     
    If anybody needs to be bodyslammed...

    Especially because she clearly means love and non-resistance.

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  92. Svigor says:

    It was interesting to hear the cuck/Zionist (Sekulow) substituting for Hannity yesterday, on his radio show, talk about why the media is so hysterically hostile to Trump. He said it was because drama, controversy, etc., are good for ratings. Like we’re so stupid that we won’t instantly wonder why the media just spent 8 years forgoing profit.

    Well Anne, 16 years since 9/11, we’re waiting for your problem solving solutions.

    Why, it’s “unity” of course. I suppose that’s what the constant push for “diversity” is for; to facilitate “unity” in times of crisis.

    She’s being a patriotic Pole. If Britain stopped taking in Muslims that would put more pressure on Poland to do so.

    She’s being a patriotic Jew. The real Jewish religion demands pushing unconditional support for open borders, “multiculturalism,” the delusion of racial equality, etc., on European populations.

    Hmmm…

    Maybe Germany has a plan…

    Leftists never let Germany’s history with the Jews (inter alia), the Dixie’s history with Blacks, America’s history with the slaves, etc., be used as a reason to oppose pushing more and more alien demographic replacement on European populations (or vice-versa, a misogynist population being brought into a feminist society, etc.). That would be silly – as if the aliens were the true intended beneficiaries, instead of tools to be used in pursuit of an agenda.

    Sorry Morrissey, but love and resistance are our best weapons against terror

    Yeah, that’s what the Israelis have been doing to prevent terrorism: lots of love and resistance (but no harsh talk about terror-producing populations, that’s what drama queens do; follow the stoic example of the Jews and the Blacks, and forget your grievances right away; never talk about them).

    Map is not accurate since it includes the IRA , Basque separatists , Corsican nationalists etc. Some nasty behavior for sure but not an existential threat to Europe and the West in general. In fact I’d be willing to bet that all of those guys are on our side on this .

    The impression I get is that the IRA are a bunch of leftist idiots who at best ignore the problems of open borders and alien demographic replacement, when they aren’t furthering them.

    Progressives respond to terrorist attacks by condemning Western foreign policy (somewhat accurate, but generally overstated) and “Islamophobia”, which they claim promotes terrorism.

    If they’re right about the second cause, they should be battening down the hatches for an unstoppable tsunami of pro-White terrorism.

    If you think you’re saving the world, then bossing around the stagehands and rearranging the props are jobs that simply must get done.

    Precisely.

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  93. Anne Applebaum is a Jew. Morrissey is some type of Anglo-Celt. Morrissey might have Norman or Scandinavian ancestry too. I am going to listen to Morrissey, and ignore Applebaum, when it comes to questions of mass immigration and national identity.

    Anne Applebaum pushes open borders mass immigration and amnesty for illegal alien invaders.

    MASS IMMIGRATION BRINGS ISLAMIC TERRORISM TO BRITAIN

    Here is live stuff from The Smiths. It sounds good and the bass sounds good on my headphones. It is from Amsterdam in 1984:

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  94. NOTA says:
    @Barnard
    The number of dots in Sweden seems low for the number of Muslim riots they have had. Maybe they aren't counting those as terror attacks though. They also need a way to factor in the one off crimes like the Danish girl who is getting charged with using pepper spray to fight off a Muslim who was trying to rape her.

    Terrorism is very different from crime and should be counted as a separate thing. As an example, if the US lets more Jamaicans and Haitians in, we probably get more crime but no increased risk of terrorism. If we let a lot of middle-class Syrian refugees in we probably get no increase in crime but a noticeable increase in the risk of a terrorist attack.

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    What makes you think they will send only middle-class Syrian refugees? In which case, you'll see an increase both in crime and terrorism. Islam, Mohammed's gift to the world that keeps on giving.
    , @lavoisier
    You will see both an increase in terrorism as well as in crime.

    Not much positives coming out of such importations. But plenty of negatives.
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  95. anonymous says: • Website • Disclaimer
    @27 year old
    Mike Enoch on The Daily Shoah pointed out that on the rare occasion when Whites commit terror (e.g. Dylan Roof) there is never a "solidarity" ceremony or campaign not to demonize all Whites. Nobody says "not all Whites". The (((Applebaums))) of the world never defend us against imaginary retaliation and in fact the opposite. When Whites commit terror, everyone ramps up the White bashing.

    Katie Hopkins is to leave LBC with immediate effect, the radio station has confirmed.

    The announcement comes shortly after Hopkins said that a “final solution” is needed following the Manchester terror attack that killed 22. A controversial tweet even by her standards, the since-deleted post appeared to call for genocide, her use of “final solution” presumably referring to the Nazis’ plan to murder all Jews within reach.

    “22 dead – number rising,” she wrote on 23 May. “Schofield. Don’t you even dare. Do not be a part of the problem. We need a final solution #Machester.”

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  96. @Busby
    There is a number out there, somewhere. A frequency of attacks and a number of fatalities that will lead to a dramatic reaction.

    And you base this belief on what, exactly?

    Thousands killed in 9/11. Nothing.

    Stream of attacks in France. Nothing.

    No-go zones. Nothing.

    Young white British girls groomed and raped by the dozens (hundred?). Nothing.

    Muslim riots. Nothing.

    The list could on and on. Whites are an embarrassment. Say what you will about Muslims (and goodness knows we could spend hours discussing those inbred, goat-herders), but they stand for something and are willing to fight for it on the ground, day in and day out. (We whites love our big military operations, but we’re not so good at that low-level violence that over the long run controls a neighborhood.)

    Violence works. Those willing to commit violence over the long haul (not just in some glorious but brief campaign) will win.

    To quote the Derb: We are doomed!

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  97. anonymous says: • Website • Disclaimer
    @larry lurker
    From The Guardian:

    Sorry Morrissey, but love and resistance are our best weapons against terror

    His incendiary comments suggest the Mancunian hero’s journey from icon to embarrassment is complete. Hate is not the answer to masculinity twisted by radicalisation
     
    If anybody needs to be bodyslammed...

    These Copts either didn’t love enough or resist enough:

    Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, killing at least 26 people and wounding 25 others, state media report.

    The bus was heading towards the Monastery of St Samuel the Confessor in Minya province, 220km (140 miles) south of Cairo, when it came under fire. No group immediately said it was behind the attack. But Islamic State (IS) militants have targeted Copts several times in recent months, and vowed to do so again.

    Two suicide bombings at Palm Sunday services at churches in the northern cities of Alexandria and Tanta on 9 April left 46 people dead.

    Another suicide bombing at a church in the capital in December killed 29 people, while a Christian community was forced to flee the town of el-Arish in the northern Sinai peninsula after a series of gun attacks in February.

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    They didn't submit enough. What were they thinking, staying Christian in a Muslim majority country?
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  98. carol says:
    @J.Ross
    I love how the Gulag-gatekeeper's criterion for what speech should be allowed is practical effect. Remind me what of benefit was that humiliating, insulting, defeatist and meaningless "weeping cartoon man" that followed attacks in Belgium and France?

    I was surprised she’d write Gulag considering the version by Solzhenitsyn that was already out there. Is it worth reading?

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  99. Mr. Morrissey’s statement regarding the ISLAMIC TERRORIST attack in Manchester, England is right on the money. The ruling class of Britain is evil, and they are using mass immigration to destroy cultural cohesion in Britain.

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  100. @Peterike
    Speaking of drama queens, Mattress Girl is back! And looking pretty hot, actually. And mostly naked.

    Not safe for work.

    https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/mattress-girl-emma-sulkowicz-is-backand-channeling-her-rage-through-bdsm?utm_source=broadlytwitterus

    Dammit, Peter, that’s 10 minutes of my life searching on DuckDuckGo for pictures that I’ll never get back.

    Your link didn’t work (due to secure layer?), so I tried:

    “mattress girl naked pics”
    “mattress girl naked pics” + “no rear views”
    “mattress girl” + “full frontal” + “nudity”
    “mattress girl” + “bend more over”
    I got NOTHING, then
    “any girls” + “naked”
    worked OK.

    You see where I’m going with this.

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    Dammit, Peter, that’s 10 minutes of my life searching on DuckDuckGo for pictures that I’ll never get back.

     

    Lol! Well if the link didn't work (does for me), just go to the homepage of broadly.vice.com. It's right there on the front page.

    That sight is a gruesome window into the Prog mind, by the way. And naturally, no comments allowed anywhere.

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  101. anonymous says: • Website • Disclaimer
    @newrouter
    "There is no one right way to react to terror. There is a wrong way."

    I suppose that is to suggest that the cloud peeps are stupid?

    There IS a right way:

    Traffic came to a halt in Manchester on Thursday morning as the city paused to observe a minute’s silence for those killed in Monday’s terrorist attack.

    Mancunian’s gathered in St Ann’s Square for the memorial event, among them Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, Lord Mayor Eddy Newman, council leader Sir Richard Leese, and Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester Warren Smith.

    Gathered around floral tributes, the huge crowd fell silent at 11am – and, after the minute passed, the crowd erupted into a spontaneous rendition of Don’t Look Back in Anger by Manchester band Oasis.

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    Yeah, I bet it was spontaneous. The Abedi family spent tens of thousands of pounds traveling all over the Middle East training and preparing to make the bomb. Manchester police announced the funds came from student loans, and welfare fraud.

    Apparentlly the English student loan system doesn't monitor if the students are actually attending class and getting credits as ours does.
    , @dfordoom

    Gathered around floral tributes, the huge crowd fell silent at 11am – and, after the minute passed, the crowd erupted into a spontaneous rendition of Don’t Look Back in Anger by Manchester band Oasis.
     
    At which point ISIS announced they were surrendering.
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  103. Altai says:
    @Random Dude on the Internet
    I always find it a little amusing to see older leftists like Morrissey be branded as hateful bigots, much like I'm sure he did to former leftist icons in the 1980s and 1990s for not being accepting enough. The left always manage to find a way to eat their own.

    Morrissey has an actual working class background and deep attachment to his identity. It’s not a process, he simply cares about class politics and the working class and their deep ties to these places. The modern left after the cold war ceased any interest in that and went full tilt identity politics, Morrissey was never playing that game to begin with.

    What I find funny is when I had heard he’d said something that rustled a lot of jimmies, I had thought he’d been really uncouth based on his previous, less nuanced statements. No, the statement he gets pilloried for is the thought-out, considerate one! The best part was how many people didn’t know that he had opinions like these, he’s been open about this for nearly 20 years. It’s more impressive that they haven’t aggressively unpersoned him since then that gen z on Twitter would already know all this.

    All those working class Manchurian girls didn’t seem even more unfortunate victims to the urban SJW, they seemed less important. Once you understand that, you understand the controversy. It really bothered me when I heard about this, not like the others.

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  104. @Bragadocious
    I've noticed this is now an official "thing" with the left. Utilizing mocking phrases like "drama queen" and "scaredy cats" to describe anyone concerned with Islamist terror. It's pretty easy to turn it around on them however. Spineless swines, cemented minds....

    Same old suit since 1962.

    I was a huge Smiths fan growing up. I saw them at the Fox Theatre in Detroit in the fall of 1985 and it was one of those concerts you never forget. Johnny Marr was a rare and underrated talent.
    He and Morrissey made a great pair, though I’m sure I never picked up on even half of what they were trying to say.

    Irony alert for Steve: the Smiths’ original music label was called Rough Trade Records. Don’t know if they even exist anymore…

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  105. Erik L says:
    @J.Ross
    I love how the Gulag-gatekeeper's criterion for what speech should be allowed is practical effect. Remind me what of benefit was that humiliating, insulting, defeatist and meaningless "weeping cartoon man" that followed attacks in Belgium and France?

    Or really just about any mainstream media opinion piece that touches on …well anything? Isn’t hysterical finger pointing at policies and people they don’t like pretty much all they write?

    It would actually be kind of cool if these people were restricted to writing detached detailed practical solutions to problems they dispassionately identify in their opening paragraph. Also boring and no click getting

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  106. Beckow says:
    @anony-mouse
    She's being a patriotic Pole. If Britain stopped taking in Muslims that would put more pressure on Poland to do so.

    Plus anti-immigrant laws in a post-Brexit UK would make it harder for Polish citizens (of which there are many) in the UK.

    She’s being a patriotic Pole

    Applebaum is not patriotic anything. She hates Russia and Russians, but that is about the extent of her overlap with Polish patriotism.

    Western Europe is in a trap – they have allowed millions upon millions to move there (I think a conservative estimate is close to 50 million). They would love to offload some of them – mainly the newest ones – on east central Europe. But that would totally wreck EU from inside, the people resistance in the east is too great (90% plus).

    The plan is to ‘reform’ the east by the newly started anti-corruption campaigns (well funded by NGO’s) and force a new ‘clean’ generation of politicians on the east. They will allow the migrants, fall on their sword, and then duly disappear as did the crazy privatisers of a decade or so ago. In other words, eastern Europe is to be Macronized. Let’s see how that goes – the ‘motivated’ young NGO cadres are in place, media knows its role, the elder Western statesmen make threatening noises, the fun is about to begin.

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    (I think a conservative estimate is close to 50 million).


    Migrants and their descendants sum to about 23 million per Pew.

    http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/19/5-facts-about-the-muslim-population-in-europe/
    , @Old Palo Altan
    A friend of mine saw Apfelbaum coming out of the premier of Gibson's Passion of the Christ, in London.
    She was, he said, crimson with fury.
    She is a Christian-hating Jewess, and that's it.
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  107. Bob II says:

    ‘Emotionally charged’

    Well quite. Fancy getting emotional over something like this happening in your hometown. What an over-sensitive crybaby!

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  108. I have not been able to find this on the internet, so please take it for what it’s worth.

    Churchill was touring the wreckage wrought by the Luftwaffe during the Blitz. Passing a woman digging some possessions out of the rubble, the British Bulldog flashed his “V” sign and said, in a chipper tone, “We can take it!”

    The woman, unamused, replied: “We’re the ones who have to take it. You’re jolly well out of the way.”

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    And they voted him out the first chance they got.
    What Americans in particular will never understand: Churchill believed in precisely nothing, other than himself.
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  109. Svigor says:

    Terrorism is very different from crime and should be counted as a separate thing. As an example, if the US lets more Jamaicans and Haitians in, we probably get more crime but no increased risk of terrorism. If we let a lot of middle-class Syrian refugees in we probably get no increase in crime but a noticeable increase in the risk of a terrorist attack.

    Not doubting your assertion, but you haven’t supported it well. The Haitians would not increase high-level financial crimes, either, while, say, Israelis would, while the reverse is true of street crime.

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  110. Rosh says:

    The Polish people have been on the right side of every existential struggle for the past 400 years and it continues…The one country I would predict to resist and survive the current Cultural Marxist Globalist suicide cult would be Poland.

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    The son of the Polish Prime Minister has just been ordained a priest. His first public Mass will be in the so-called "extraordinary form", i.e, the authentic Catholic Mass, unchanged for 1500 years, not the ersatz form from 1969.
    This might conceivably happen in Hungary (which is, however, one-third Calvinist), but it IS happening in Poland.
    God bless and protect them.
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  111. Svigor says:

    Terrorism is an existential threat to no country, anywhere. Race-replacement, open borders, miscegenation, and exogamy, on the other hand…

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  112. What the heck happened in Iceland?

    Also, I had no idea Corsican terrorism was so prevalent,

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  113. Spud Boy says:

    Anne Applebaum is one of these never-Trumpers who calls herself a Republican, yet her Twitter feed is a continuous stream of Trump bashing.

    Trump’s record of appointments and actions is actually quite good if you’re a Republican. My theory is that people like Anne Applebaum, David Frum and other never-Trumpers are simply elitist snobs. Trump doesn’t speak or comport himself according to their standards, so they hate him. They also predicted he’d go down in a landslide defeat to HRC, so they’re cheering for his failure so they can say, “I told you so.”

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    My theory is that people like Anne Applebaum, David Frum and other never-Trumpers are simply elitist snobs.

    Perhaps that. Frum seems more like a restless man with his finger to the wind. He cadged a law degree, then never practiced. He managed to land a series of positions as a magazine journalist, editorial writer and columnist, presenting himself as a libertarian (as in Dead Right, published in 1994). He later re-invented himself as a standard-issue Republican (with a specifically Jewish set of interests), landed a position in the pr apparat of the 2d Bush Administration, a sinecure at the American Enterprise Institute, and a spot on the contributors' list at National Review. After a decade or so of plying his trade, he re-branded himself as the recrudescence of Rockefeller Republicanism and cut ties with National Review, setting up his own blog. Shortly thereafter, the President of AEI retired and his successor (an academic from Syracuse University) noticed that Frum was paid $100,000 a year, did no work for the institute, and did not even pick up his mail regularly. (Irritated donors were complaining generally and irritated fellows who actually worked there pointed out the sweet deal Frum had). He told Frum he was welcome to an institutional address, but not a salary. Frum quit in a huff. He also busied himself writing commentary to the effect that Republicans were foolish not to embrace BO's tar babies.

    His problem now is that you can hardly make a living in topical commentary, he has no real skills in any other trade, he's burned his bridges here there and the next place, and another self-re-invention is not credible when you're 56 years old and you've done it twice before. He now has berths at The Atlantic and presumably gets a check from the sorosphere to be a decoy. He should have taken that law job 30 years ago.
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  114. BB753 says:
    @NOTA
    Terrorism is very different from crime and should be counted as a separate thing. As an example, if the US lets more Jamaicans and Haitians in, we probably get more crime but no increased risk of terrorism. If we let a lot of middle-class Syrian refugees in we probably get no increase in crime but a noticeable increase in the risk of a terrorist attack.

    What makes you think they will send only middle-class Syrian refugees? In which case, you’ll see an increase both in crime and terrorism. Islam, Mohammed’s gift to the world that keeps on giving.

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  115. fitzGetty says:

    … once an incoming moslem population rises above 3% of the general population – problems begin to be serious (even without terror) and agitation for halal and all the rest really takes off … 3% … GB has passed that stage, the USA has not … France is at the next stage on the grim ladder …

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  116. fitzGetty says:

    Applebaum — much loved at the BBC … today BBC radio tried to link the Manchester atrocity to hinted at “”bullying”” of the Libyan killer … any excuse …

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  117. Matra says:
    @Anon 2
    It's interesting that both Radek Sikorski and his
    wife Anne Applebaum are ardent anglophiles.
    They enrolled their two sons at exclusive public
    (i.e., private) academies in England. In this sense
    Sikorski, who dated the British actress Olivia Williams
    before he married Applebaum, reminds me of his
    famous countryman, the writer Joseph Conrad
    (Korzeniowski). another anglophile. Conrad even wrote
    patriotic (i.e., pro-British) articles during WW I and was
    photographed aboard British Navy vessels during that
    period

    It’s interesting that both Radek Sikorski and his
    wife Anne Applebaum are ardent anglophiles.

    Sikorski, who dated the British actress Olivia Williams
    before he married Applebaum, reminds me of his
    famous countryman, the writer Joseph Conrad
    (Korzeniowski). another anglophile. Conrad even wrote
    patriotic (i.e., pro-British) articles during WW I

    If so, then Applebaum and Sikorski are a strange type of Anglophile: They both oppose UK independence. Sikorski regularly appeared on British TV debating and attacking not just opponents of the EU but Eurosceptics (some of whom preferred reforming rather than leaving the EU). As for the missus she was nearly hysterical – not that that’s unusual for her – when Brexit won. (She claimed it was a big victory for Putin, as if that should be a concern of British voters).

    I think Conrad was genuine, with British interests at heart. Applebaum & Sikorski just want Britain (and the USA for that matter) to serve their interests – careers, schooling, pro-Israel & Poland – as long as the latter is globalist, – and, of course, anti-Putin.

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    Here’s a map (I don’t know the original source, so take it for what it’s worth) that claims to map all the terrorism attacks in Europe going back several decades (note the IRA and Basque attacks). Poland is an island of safety due to its extremely homogeneous population.
     
    It's a fact that militant Zionist, WAPO journalist and Globalist Anne Applebaum wants to change this situation.

    The idea is to lever her husband Sikorski into power for the Zio-Glob project, while meanwhile she writes books like "Gulag, A History of the Soviet Camps", designed to blank out the fact that the Gulag was planned, set up, and run by Jews while presenting them as innocent victims.
    , @Bill B.

    As for the missus she was nearly hysterical – not that that’s unusual for her – when Brexit won.
     
    I signed up for Applebaum's tweets expecting icy-cool rational analysis (I don't mind bias as long as it is well argued) - and also because in her photo she looked smoking hot.

    But I didn't last long: her tweets are those of a bore with one-big-idea. Even her picture turns out to be highly misleading. Sikorski should have stuck with the actress.
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  118. “It’s the world we live in now.” Choice news quote for Invade the World’s Minds…

    http://www6.nhk.or.jp/kokusaihoudou/abcns/abc_movie.html?v=f83c98470f618315386

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  119. res says:
    @Peterike
    Speaking of drama queens, Mattress Girl is back! And looking pretty hot, actually. And mostly naked.

    Not safe for work.

    https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/mattress-girl-emma-sulkowicz-is-backand-channeling-her-rage-through-bdsm?utm_source=broadlytwitterus

    Check out the “correction” at the end:

    Correction: This story originally gendered a concerned viewer at Emma Sulkowicz’s ‘The Ship Is Sinking’ performance as “she.” They use pronouns “they/them.” We regret the error.

    In case your education (like mine) did not include the use of gender as a verb, here is how to conjugate it: http://conjugator.reverso.net/conjugation-english-verb-gender.html
    Wouldn’t want to make an error. That would be a macroaggression.

    I was having trouble finding a dictionary sufficiently woke to include gender as a verb, but Wiktionary to the rescue: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/gender#Verb

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    When I first read that paragraph I assumed it was a typo and they meant to say "engendered." I forgot what Current Year we were living in.
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  120. peterike says:
    @Achmed E. Newman
    Dammit, Peter, that's 10 minutes of my life searching on DuckDuckGo for pictures that I'll never get back.

    Your link didn't work (due to secure layer?), so I tried:

    "mattress girl naked pics"
    "mattress girl naked pics" + "no rear views"
    "mattress girl" + "full frontal" + "nudity"
    "mattress girl" + "bend more over"
    I got NOTHING, then
    "any girls" + "naked"
    worked OK.

    You see where I'm going with this.

    Dammit, Peter, that’s 10 minutes of my life searching on DuckDuckGo for pictures that I’ll never get back.

    Lol! Well if the link didn’t work (does for me), just go to the homepage of broadly.vice.com. It’s right there on the front page.

    That sight is a gruesome window into the Prog mind, by the way. And naturally, no comments allowed anywhere.

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    That sight is a gruesome window into the Prog mind
     
    Heh. Works for either sight or site.

    Feminist support for (female submissive as in that article) BDSM baffles me. I guess the Current Year makes for strange bedfellows.

    Someone tries to explain this in a serious fashion: http://www.mamamia.com.au/female-submissive-in-bdsm-relationships/
    Comments are allowed there so perhaps an adequate substitute?
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  121. @oddsbodkins
    Of course, a bunch of Saudi elites did flee in a hurry, aided by the US government. But never mind that...

    I'm really proud that the US didn't have even a hint of an anti-Muslim pogrom after 911. It showed a lot of maturity in national character and was one of our finest hours. I hope that every Muslim immigrant understands that quality is limited and fragile and historically exceptional, and that it is in their interest not to erode it, or stand by while their neighbors do.

    Poor Guy Fawkes never even managed to ignite his gunpowder, and for centuries thereafter the British government banned his religion, suppressed his co-religionists, and burned him in effigy.

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    They still do on November 5th.
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  122. @Mr. Blank

    Each one of those statements is both emotionally charged and practically pointless.
     
    Notice how she doesn't say "inaccurate" or "untrue." That can't be an oversight for a writer of her caliber. So her argument boils down to, "he's right, and that gives me a sad, so you should ignore it."

    It also signals terms ‘emotional and pointless’ henceforth will be given same gravity as ‘untrue’. Lawsuits will turn, careers will perish, criminals will hang on these new grounds.

    Of course they cannot be used to defend hate.

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  123. guest says:
    @res
    Check out the "correction" at the end:

    Correction: This story originally gendered a concerned viewer at Emma Sulkowicz's 'The Ship Is Sinking' performance as "she." They use pronouns "they/them." We regret the error.
     
    In case your education (like mine) did not include the use of gender as a verb, here is how to conjugate it: http://conjugator.reverso.net/conjugation-english-verb-gender.html
    Wouldn't want to make an error. That would be a macroaggression.

    I was having trouble finding a dictionary sufficiently woke to include gender as a verb, but Wiktionary to the rescue: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/gender#Verb

    When I first read that paragraph I assumed it was a typo and they meant to say “engendered.” I forgot what Current Year we were living in.

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  124. jim jones says:
    @Uebersetzer
    I am a little amazed at a Telegraph hack like Applebaum being considered "left", which some commentators are doing. The actual left in Britain tend to shy away from homophobia and almost regard homosexuality as compulsory. Applebaum is from the globalist wing of the right, not the left.

    The Telegraph is indistinguishable from the Guardian these days, I stopped reading the website when they closed the comments section down.

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    Same here. It's quite the dilemma for the Establishment Media. Either they shut down comments and lose readers, or they permit comments and get shown up daily for retailing lies & propaganda.

    If you can afford it, as the NYT can, you permit comments but keep them on a short leash. This pleases your partisans who like nothing better than talking to themselves anyway. Most journals don't have the reach or the wealth to afford this.
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  125. @Uebersetzer
    I am a little amazed at a Telegraph hack like Applebaum being considered "left", which some commentators are doing. The actual left in Britain tend to shy away from homophobia and almost regard homosexuality as compulsory. Applebaum is from the globalist wing of the right, not the left.

    I am a little amazed at a Telegraph hack like Applebaum being considered “left”, which some commentators are doing.

    You must have lost something in the translation. Applebaum is the quintessential leftist. The Left believes in the right to commit aggression, and her advocacy of worldwide invasion (by immigration or military action) places her at the core of the Left.

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    And at the core of the worldview of far too many Jews.
    , @Uebersetzer
    That definition of "left" would make George Dubya Bush one. In a parallel universe, perhaps. Not this one.
    , @dfordoom

    The Left believes in the right to commit aggression, and her advocacy of worldwide invasion (by immigration or military action) places her at the core of the Left.
     
    I hate to be the one to break bad news to you but most of the self-identified Right believes in the right to commit aggression, and in worldwide invasion (by immigration or military action).
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  126. Anne Applebaum was recently on the Sam Harris promoting the Everything-gate Russia theories…

    These two Morrissey tracks were mentioned above.

    Bengali in Platforms:

    Oh, shelve your western plans, and understand,
    That life is hard enough when you belong here

    The National Front Disco:

    Morrissey wrote wrote The National Front Disco when he had a skinhead boyfriend. The NF in the UK were a more skinheady version of their French namesake. (Incidentally, his only known girlfriend was an Iranian woman)

    Morrissey’s great rock heroes were the New York Dolls. They had a song about aimless Vietnam war protestors, the 60s/70s SJWs. Morrissey could do a cover, and call it Syrian Baby.

    Vietnamese Baby:

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  127. Art Deco says:
    @guest
    "It's funny how liberals have turned into the 'Ugly American' stereotype"

    They didn't turn into it; they were the originals. The "Ugly American" novel was about the state department, military, and intelligence agencies screwing up the Cold War in Southeast Asia in the 50s. Which was the Eisenhower era, but you know who was running things back then. (Or if you don't, ask Joe McCarthy.) The liberal Establishment; that's who.

    There's been a corruption of the phrase Ugly American, which originally was a recommendation. As if to say, "Hey, diplomatic corps, get uglier and the natives will like you." I'm not sure, but I think one of the characters was based on CIA spook Edward Lansdale.

    The book is still famous because of the catchy title (a play on Graham Greene's Quiet American, I think; being a Quiet American actually was a bad thing), but also because it led to actual policy changes. Or made a convenient propaganda piece for eventual changes; I don't know.

    In any case, ugliness was the solution, in the form of the Peace Corps and other such programs. It was Kennedy liberals correcting earlier liberals. Of course, the New Left took over the adjective "liberal," and were marginally less warmongery. But they are no less interventionist and meddling. And they are very "ugly."

    The book was wretched as literature, but engaging in its way. “The Ugly American” was in the novel was an engineer portrayed sympathetically. The character based on Edwin Lansdale was also portrayed sympathetically.

    The thing is, the author’s thesis was discredited by subsequent events (the course of which proved insensitive to the level of talent in the Foreign Service, USAID, and the USIS). The author also portrayed Foreign Service officers as louts and bureaucratic CYA artists, but the examinations to enter the Foreign Service are challenging and require liberal education; no one’s ever depicted sitting for one in the course of the plot. The examinations were instituted nearly 50 years before The Ugly American was published.

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  128. Forbes says:
    @mukat
    Anne's idea is regime change in Russia.

    Some people are never satisfied. Anne wrote that doorstop GULAG–I’d have thought she’d had enough of communist/leftwing atrocities. I guess she in the “it’s never been correctly implemented” camp.

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  129. res says:
    @peterike

    Dammit, Peter, that’s 10 minutes of my life searching on DuckDuckGo for pictures that I’ll never get back.

     

    Lol! Well if the link didn't work (does for me), just go to the homepage of broadly.vice.com. It's right there on the front page.

    That sight is a gruesome window into the Prog mind, by the way. And naturally, no comments allowed anywhere.

    That sight is a gruesome window into the Prog mind

    Heh. Works for either sight or site.

    Feminist support for (female submissive as in that article) BDSM baffles me. I guess the Current Year makes for strange bedfellows.

    Someone tries to explain this in a serious fashion: http://www.mamamia.com.au/female-submissive-in-bdsm-relationships/
    Comments are allowed there so perhaps an adequate substitute?

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  130. Art Deco says:
    @Spud Boy
    Anne Applebaum is one of these never-Trumpers who calls herself a Republican, yet her Twitter feed is a continuous stream of Trump bashing.

    Trump's record of appointments and actions is actually quite good if you're a Republican. My theory is that people like Anne Applebaum, David Frum and other never-Trumpers are simply elitist snobs. Trump doesn't speak or comport himself according to their standards, so they hate him. They also predicted he'd go down in a landslide defeat to HRC, so they're cheering for his failure so they can say, "I told you so."

    My theory is that people like Anne Applebaum, David Frum and other never-Trumpers are simply elitist snobs.

    Perhaps that. Frum seems more like a restless man with his finger to the wind. He cadged a law degree, then never practiced. He managed to land a series of positions as a magazine journalist, editorial writer and columnist, presenting himself as a libertarian (as in Dead Right, published in 1994). He later re-invented himself as a standard-issue Republican (with a specifically Jewish set of interests), landed a position in the pr apparat of the 2d Bush Administration, a sinecure at the American Enterprise Institute, and a spot on the contributors’ list at National Review. After a decade or so of plying his trade, he re-branded himself as the recrudescence of Rockefeller Republicanism and cut ties with National Review, setting up his own blog. Shortly thereafter, the President of AEI retired and his successor (an academic from Syracuse University) noticed that Frum was paid $100,000 a year, did no work for the institute, and did not even pick up his mail regularly. (Irritated donors were complaining generally and irritated fellows who actually worked there pointed out the sweet deal Frum had). He told Frum he was welcome to an institutional address, but not a salary. Frum quit in a huff. He also busied himself writing commentary to the effect that Republicans were foolish not to embrace BO’s tar babies.

    His problem now is that you can hardly make a living in topical commentary, he has no real skills in any other trade, he’s burned his bridges here there and the next place, and another self-re-invention is not credible when you’re 56 years old and you’ve done it twice before. He now has berths at The Atlantic and presumably gets a check from the sorosphere to be a decoy. He should have taken that law job 30 years ago.

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    No tag days for David Frum whose late father was a mid-size developer in Canada for decades.
    He spent a brief time working for his father as I recall. Father sold his company for something approaching $50 million about 20 years ago. His father was the leading partner who came clost to buying the Toronto Blue Jays around this time.
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  131. Art Deco says:
    @Beckow

    She’s being a patriotic Pole
     
    Applebaum is not patriotic anything. She hates Russia and Russians, but that is about the extent of her overlap with Polish patriotism.

    Western Europe is in a trap - they have allowed millions upon millions to move there (I think a conservative estimate is close to 50 million). They would love to offload some of them - mainly the newest ones - on east central Europe. But that would totally wreck EU from inside, the people resistance in the east is too great (90% plus).

    The plan is to 'reform' the east by the newly started anti-corruption campaigns (well funded by NGO's) and force a new 'clean' generation of politicians on the east. They will allow the migrants, fall on their sword, and then duly disappear as did the crazy privatisers of a decade or so ago. In other words, eastern Europe is to be Macronized. Let's see how that goes - the 'motivated' young NGO cadres are in place, media knows its role, the elder Western statesmen make threatening noises, the fun is about to begin.

    (I think a conservative estimate is close to 50 million).

    Migrants and their descendants sum to about 23 million per Pew.

    http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/19/5-facts-about-the-muslim-population-in-europe/

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    Whatever the number, it is too many.
    , @Beckow
    Migrants are not equivalent to Moslems. There are tens millions of Africans, Indians, other Asians, South Americans, former Soviet Union peoples, etc...

    If all of the Third World migrants are added, you get closer to 50 million, about 10% of EU population and growing by double-digit rates each year. There are e.g. few million Indians and with the miracle of chain-migration all of their future Indian spouses and relatives will join them soon.

    Focusing on Moslems is probably inevitable given what is in the news, but the migrant flood from Sub-Saharan Africa, or from India, is equally destabilising.

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  132. @Beckow

    She’s being a patriotic Pole
     
    Applebaum is not patriotic anything. She hates Russia and Russians, but that is about the extent of her overlap with Polish patriotism.

    Western Europe is in a trap - they have allowed millions upon millions to move there (I think a conservative estimate is close to 50 million). They would love to offload some of them - mainly the newest ones - on east central Europe. But that would totally wreck EU from inside, the people resistance in the east is too great (90% plus).

    The plan is to 'reform' the east by the newly started anti-corruption campaigns (well funded by NGO's) and force a new 'clean' generation of politicians on the east. They will allow the migrants, fall on their sword, and then duly disappear as did the crazy privatisers of a decade or so ago. In other words, eastern Europe is to be Macronized. Let's see how that goes - the 'motivated' young NGO cadres are in place, media knows its role, the elder Western statesmen make threatening noises, the fun is about to begin.

    A friend of mine saw Apfelbaum coming out of the premier of Gibson’s Passion of the Christ, in London.
    She was, he said, crimson with fury.
    She is a Christian-hating Jewess, and that’s it.

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  133. @Eustace Tilley (not)
    I have not been able to find this on the internet, so please take it for what it's worth.

    Churchill was touring the wreckage wrought by the Luftwaffe during the Blitz. Passing a woman digging some possessions out of the rubble, the British Bulldog flashed his "V" sign and said, in a chipper tone, "We can take it!"

    The woman, unamused, replied: "We're the ones who have to take it. You're jolly well out of the way."

    And they voted him out the first chance they got.
    What Americans in particular will never understand: Churchill believed in precisely nothing, other than himself.

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    And they voted him out the first chance they got.
     
    The only election Churchill ever won was in 1951. Churchill the much-loved leader, Good Old Winnie, is a myth. No-one ever trusted him, and with good reason.
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  134. @Rosh
    The Polish people have been on the right side of every existential struggle for the past 400 years and it continues...The one country I would predict to resist and survive the current Cultural Marxist Globalist suicide cult would be Poland.

    The son of the Polish Prime Minister has just been ordained a priest. His first public Mass will be in the so-called “extraordinary form”, i.e, the authentic Catholic Mass, unchanged for 1500 years, not the ersatz form from 1969.
    This might conceivably happen in Hungary (which is, however, one-third Calvinist), but it IS happening in Poland.
    God bless and protect them.

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  135. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Art Deco
    (I think a conservative estimate is close to 50 million).


    Migrants and their descendants sum to about 23 million per Pew.

    http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/19/5-facts-about-the-muslim-population-in-europe/

    Whatever the number, it is too many.

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  136. lavoisier says: • Website
    @NOTA
    Terrorism is very different from crime and should be counted as a separate thing. As an example, if the US lets more Jamaicans and Haitians in, we probably get more crime but no increased risk of terrorism. If we let a lot of middle-class Syrian refugees in we probably get no increase in crime but a noticeable increase in the risk of a terrorist attack.

    You will see both an increase in terrorism as well as in crime.

    Not much positives coming out of such importations. But plenty of negatives.

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  137. I’m glad Morrisey is challenging the left-controlled narrative.

    But, at some level, the number of deaths and wounded is still relatively small. The bigger problem is Britain is simply giving up full, complete, permanent control to a rival demographic that is actively retaining a competitive tribal organization.

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    I’m glad Morrisey is challenging the left-controlled narrative.
     
    You know what is really telling? The fact that those in Europe who are prepared to take a stand are mostly women and homosexuals. Are there are men left in Europe?

    Or do European men just not care? Are they so emasculated that they no longer have the stomach for a fight, even if it's only a verbal fight?

    Or have they had a look around them and decided it's a society not worth fighting for?
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  138. lavoisier says: • Website
    @ben tillman

    I am a little amazed at a Telegraph hack like Applebaum being considered “left”, which some commentators are doing.
     
    You must have lost something in the translation. Applebaum is the quintessential leftist. The Left believes in the right to commit aggression, and her advocacy of worldwide invasion (by immigration or military action) places her at the core of the Left.

    And at the core of the worldview of far too many Jews.

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  139. Wally says: • Website
    @J.Ross
    I love how the Gulag-gatekeeper's criterion for what speech should be allowed is practical effect. Remind me what of benefit was that humiliating, insulting, defeatist and meaningless "weeping cartoon man" that followed attacks in Belgium and France?

    Anne Applebaum, is the classic nutter supremacist Jew.

    She supports strict Israeli immigration laws which specify JEWS ONLY, while she demands massive low IQ, criminal 3rd world immigration into the US & Europe.

    There’s the answer.

    Rock on Morrissey.

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    Don't be silly. She's a conservative. She might be a Zionist but she's certainly not for open borders.
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  140. Beckow says:
    @Art Deco
    (I think a conservative estimate is close to 50 million).


    Migrants and their descendants sum to about 23 million per Pew.

    http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/19/5-facts-about-the-muslim-population-in-europe/

    Migrants are not equivalent to Moslems. There are tens millions of Africans, Indians, other Asians, South Americans, former Soviet Union peoples, etc…

    If all of the Third World migrants are added, you get closer to 50 million, about 10% of EU population and growing by double-digit rates each year. There are e.g. few million Indians and with the miracle of chain-migration all of their future Indian spouses and relatives will join them soon.

    Focusing on Moslems is probably inevitable given what is in the news, but the migrant flood from Sub-Saharan Africa, or from India, is equally destabilising.

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  141. Pericles says:
    @larry lurker
    From The Guardian:

    Sorry Morrissey, but love and resistance are our best weapons against terror

    His incendiary comments suggest the Mancunian hero’s journey from icon to embarrassment is complete. Hate is not the answer to masculinity twisted by radicalisation
     
    If anybody needs to be bodyslammed...

    The Grauniad’s recipe against terror: Love and coy resistance.

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  142. Romanian says: • Website
    @Anonym
    Romania looks pretty good as well on that map.

    Thank you! We had our own Muslim terror plots during the Communist period and the early days after. Romania was full of students from our socialist brothers in the non-aligned world. But they were aimed at foreign diplomats. I don’t think any plots were successful.

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    How have they stayed largely terror free? I know very little of Romania.
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  143. Romanian says: • Website
    @black sea
    I've just learned via Facebook that the attack in Manchester was in fact an act of misogynistic terrorism. You see, children were targeted, but most of those children were girls, and of course girls grow up into women, and -- in case you didn't know (I certainly didn't) -- "Ariana" means naked in Arabic, and what could be more violently provocative to an inherently misogynistic terrorist than a gathering of girls in thrall to a pint-sized pimpette whose very name means "naked."

    So, now that we're clear that this is all about misogyny . . .

    The performer is pretty vulgar, especially to be marketed to children.

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  144. Pericles says:
    @black sea
    I've just learned via Facebook that the attack in Manchester was in fact an act of misogynistic terrorism. You see, children were targeted, but most of those children were girls, and of course girls grow up into women, and -- in case you didn't know (I certainly didn't) -- "Ariana" means naked in Arabic, and what could be more violently provocative to an inherently misogynistic terrorist than a gathering of girls in thrall to a pint-sized pimpette whose very name means "naked."

    So, now that we're clear that this is all about misogyny . . .

    Speaking of which, I’ve learned that white men in particular are virulently misogynistic.

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  145. Pericles says:

    The word on the street (Broadway) is that Anne Appelbaum has been cast as Maleficient. Look forward to it!

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  146. No serious comment here, just a Friday amusement as I count down to leaving work. Check out Mojo Nixon covering Morrissey’s Girl Friend in a Coma the funniest part is around the 2:40 mark

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  147. @Forbes
    I know we're all comforted by Anne clarifying the record: the bombing was an act of extreme evil.

    Jeez, how much does she get paid to "mail in" these columns? Clearly, Anne is in the John "just absorb it" Kerry camp.


    Far from solving any problems, the purveyors of dramatic solutions...don’t help the victims, don’t help their families, don’t help their communities. They don’t prevent future attacks either.
     
    Well Anne, 16 years since 9/11, we're waiting for your problem solving solutions.

    It’s the same old, same old liberal rot. I’ve been reading it ever since I began following the news in detail after 9/11.

    If 9/11 didn’t wake these fools up, they’re just delusional.

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  148. @Lurker

    If Britain stopped taking in Muslims that would put more pressure on Poland to do so.
     
    Or perhaps the complete opposite? If Britain stops taking them Poland is in even stronger position to say "If they don't, why should we?"

    (I strongly doubt she is a patriotic Pole in the sense that any Pole would recognise)

    She believes this crap, she really believes it.

    I’m sure she thinks Muslims would be just fine for Poland.

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  149. @Peterike
    "There is a number out there, somewhere. A frequency of attacks and a number of fatalities that will lead to a dramatic reaction."

    No, there isn't.

    I’m afraid you’re right. After all, scarcely a day passes without some Muslim atrocity somewhere.

    We only focus on the ones happening in the West. Worldwide, it’s nonstop.

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  150. @BB753
    With Morrissey being a bit of a poof, isn't it homophobic to call him a drama queen?

    Gays, especially white cis men, don’t have any victim points left. They’ve fallen off the chart.

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  152. Anonym says:
    @Romanian
    Thank you! We had our own Muslim terror plots during the Communist period and the early days after. Romania was full of students from our socialist brothers in the non-aligned world. But they were aimed at foreign diplomats. I don't think any plots were successful.

    How have they stayed largely terror free? I know very little of Romania.

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  153. Miro23 says:
    @Matra
    It’s interesting that both Radek Sikorski and his
    wife Anne Applebaum are ardent anglophiles.

    Sikorski, who dated the British actress Olivia Williams
    before he married Applebaum, reminds me of his
    famous countryman, the writer Joseph Conrad
    (Korzeniowski). another anglophile. Conrad even wrote
    patriotic (i.e., pro-British) articles during WW I

    If so, then Applebaum and Sikorski are a strange type of Anglophile: They both oppose UK independence. Sikorski regularly appeared on British TV debating and attacking not just opponents of the EU but Eurosceptics (some of whom preferred reforming rather than leaving the EU). As for the missus she was nearly hysterical - not that that's unusual for her - when Brexit won. (She claimed it was a big victory for Putin, as if that should be a concern of British voters).

    I think Conrad was genuine, with British interests at heart. Applebaum & Sikorski just want Britain (and the USA for that matter) to serve their interests - careers, schooling, pro-Israel & Poland - as long as the latter is globalist, - and, of course, anti-Putin.

    Here’s a map (I don’t know the original source, so take it for what it’s worth) that claims to map all the terrorism attacks in Europe going back several decades (note the IRA and Basque attacks). Poland is an island of safety due to its extremely homogeneous population.

    It’s a fact that militant Zionist, WAPO journalist and Globalist Anne Applebaum wants to change this situation.

    The idea is to lever her husband Sikorski into power for the Zio-Glob project, while meanwhile she writes books like “Gulag, A History of the Soviet Camps”, designed to blank out the fact that the Gulag was planned, set up, and run by Jews while presenting them as innocent victims.

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  154. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Art Deco
    My theory is that people like Anne Applebaum, David Frum and other never-Trumpers are simply elitist snobs.

    Perhaps that. Frum seems more like a restless man with his finger to the wind. He cadged a law degree, then never practiced. He managed to land a series of positions as a magazine journalist, editorial writer and columnist, presenting himself as a libertarian (as in Dead Right, published in 1994). He later re-invented himself as a standard-issue Republican (with a specifically Jewish set of interests), landed a position in the pr apparat of the 2d Bush Administration, a sinecure at the American Enterprise Institute, and a spot on the contributors' list at National Review. After a decade or so of plying his trade, he re-branded himself as the recrudescence of Rockefeller Republicanism and cut ties with National Review, setting up his own blog. Shortly thereafter, the President of AEI retired and his successor (an academic from Syracuse University) noticed that Frum was paid $100,000 a year, did no work for the institute, and did not even pick up his mail regularly. (Irritated donors were complaining generally and irritated fellows who actually worked there pointed out the sweet deal Frum had). He told Frum he was welcome to an institutional address, but not a salary. Frum quit in a huff. He also busied himself writing commentary to the effect that Republicans were foolish not to embrace BO's tar babies.

    His problem now is that you can hardly make a living in topical commentary, he has no real skills in any other trade, he's burned his bridges here there and the next place, and another self-re-invention is not credible when you're 56 years old and you've done it twice before. He now has berths at The Atlantic and presumably gets a check from the sorosphere to be a decoy. He should have taken that law job 30 years ago.

    No tag days for David Frum whose late father was a mid-size developer in Canada for decades.
    He spent a brief time working for his father as I recall. Father sold his company for something approaching $50 million about 20 years ago. His father was the leading partner who came clost to buying the Toronto Blue Jays around this time.

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    David Frum is what passes for a conservative in Canada. He has never decided who he is here in the USA. His wife is Danielle Crittenden who wrote a funny book called The President's Secret IMs which was about Dubya's texting.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Presidents-Secret-IMs-Danielle-Crittenden/dp/1416947493
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  155. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Wally
    Anne Applebaum, is the classic nutter supremacist Jew.

    She supports strict Israeli immigration laws which specify JEWS ONLY, while she demands massive low IQ, criminal 3rd world immigration into the US & Europe.

    There's the answer.

    Rock on Morrissey.

    Don’t be silly. She’s a conservative. She might be a Zionist but she’s certainly not for open borders.

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    Don’t be silly. She’s a conservative. She might be a Zionist but she’s certainly not for open borders.
     
    There are not that many true open-all-borders types in the wild, although the ones that are make a lot of noise.

    But unless you are in favour of firm borders, robust screening, limits and are willing to turn people around you are in practice close to an open borders position, no matter how much you talk about 'managed migration' .

    I have read articles where Applebaum complains about critics of the migrant armada and about people with narrow, provincial mindsets (or words to those effects). But yes I am sure she wants strong borders for Israel.

    , @Wally
    You are laughably wrong.

    Applebaum is definitely a Zionist and for open borders for everyone .... except 'Israel'.

    http://northerntruthseeker.blogspot.com/2010/03/upcoming-war-with-iran-many-zionist.html

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/09/27/anne-applebaums-russian-style-disinformation-offensive-msm-vs-anti-globalist-right-will-people/
    excerpta:
    "Washington Post columnist and political revisionist Anne Applebaum is on the warpath against the rising populist forces doing electoral damage to her establishment friends and allies across the world."

    "The undermining of nation-state sovereignty by the likes of George Soros, the UN, the EU, the IMF, the World Bank, the Davos crowd, the City of London and Wall Street, and the Obama/Clinton/Kerry U.S. interventionist foreign policy groupthinkers has catalyzed the recent, revolutionary sea change in Western politics."

    Immigrant Law Center
    https://www.ilcm.org/about-us/staff/
    "Anne began her legal career at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in the Trial Department where she was able to participate in several pro bono immigration cases, and joined ILCM in 2010."

    https://www.probono.net/oppsguide/organization.55028-Immigrant_Law_Center_of_Minnesota

    more:
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/anne-applebaum-interview-about-president-donald-trump-a-1130988.html

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/sweden-immigrants-and-trumps-post-enlightenment-world/2017/03/12/97ea9c32-05b1-11e7-b1e9-a05d3c21f7cf_story.html?utm_term=.b44f0b990e4b

    That was easy.

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  156. Bill B. says:
    @Matra
    It’s interesting that both Radek Sikorski and his
    wife Anne Applebaum are ardent anglophiles.

    Sikorski, who dated the British actress Olivia Williams
    before he married Applebaum, reminds me of his
    famous countryman, the writer Joseph Conrad
    (Korzeniowski). another anglophile. Conrad even wrote
    patriotic (i.e., pro-British) articles during WW I

    If so, then Applebaum and Sikorski are a strange type of Anglophile: They both oppose UK independence. Sikorski regularly appeared on British TV debating and attacking not just opponents of the EU but Eurosceptics (some of whom preferred reforming rather than leaving the EU). As for the missus she was nearly hysterical - not that that's unusual for her - when Brexit won. (She claimed it was a big victory for Putin, as if that should be a concern of British voters).

    I think Conrad was genuine, with British interests at heart. Applebaum & Sikorski just want Britain (and the USA for that matter) to serve their interests - careers, schooling, pro-Israel & Poland - as long as the latter is globalist, - and, of course, anti-Putin.

    As for the missus she was nearly hysterical – not that that’s unusual for her – when Brexit won.

    I signed up for Applebaum’s tweets expecting icy-cool rational analysis (I don’t mind bias as long as it is well argued) – and also because in her photo she looked smoking hot.

    But I didn’t last long: her tweets are those of a bore with one-big-idea. Even her picture turns out to be highly misleading. Sikorski should have stuck with the actress.

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    "also because in her photo she looked smoking hot"

    ???
    , @Charles Pewitt
    Anne Applebaum appears smoking hot in a photo? Somebody is smoking something to think that.

    Bar Refaeli is a beautiful Jewish woman; Anne Applebaum is not. Perhaps if I drank the entirety of a 30 rack of cheap rotgut beer in 2 hours, then I might think that Anne Applebaum appears "smoking hot" in a photo.

    Anne Applebaum reminds me of Bella Abzug. Abzug was as ugly as her name.
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  157. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @BB753
    With Morrissey being a bit of a poof, isn't it homophobic to call him a drama queen?

    When it comes to the Sacred Right of third-world people to trash our nations, no one is safe, not even homos. Everyone but everyone will be thrown under the bus if they cross the uncrossable line.

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  158. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Bragadocious
    I've noticed this is now an official "thing" with the left. Utilizing mocking phrases like "drama queen" and "scaredy cats" to describe anyone concerned with Islamist terror. It's pretty easy to turn it around on them however. Spineless swines, cemented minds....

    For a long, long time, lefties have referred to any distaste for what they’re purveying as “hate” and “fear” –hence everyone who disagrees with them is a “hater” and/or “-phobe” of one kind or another.

    Why do we let them get away with it?

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  159. Bill B. says:
    @Anon
    Don't be silly. She's a conservative. She might be a Zionist but she's certainly not for open borders.

    Don’t be silly. She’s a conservative. She might be a Zionist but she’s certainly not for open borders.

    There are not that many true open-all-borders types in the wild, although the ones that are make a lot of noise.

    But unless you are in favour of firm borders, robust screening, limits and are willing to turn people around you are in practice close to an open borders position, no matter how much you talk about ‘managed migration’ .

    I have read articles where Applebaum complains about critics of the migrant armada and about people with narrow, provincial mindsets (or words to those effects). But yes I am sure she wants strong borders for Israel.

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  160. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @jim jones
    The Telegraph is indistinguishable from the Guardian these days, I stopped reading the website when they closed the comments section down.

    Same here. It’s quite the dilemma for the Establishment Media. Either they shut down comments and lose readers, or they permit comments and get shown up daily for retailing lies & propaganda.

    If you can afford it, as the NYT can, you permit comments but keep them on a short leash. This pleases your partisans who like nothing better than talking to themselves anyway. Most journals don’t have the reach or the wealth to afford this.

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  161. Alden says:
    @oddsbodkins
    Of course, a bunch of Saudi elites did flee in a hurry, aided by the US government. But never mind that...

    I'm really proud that the US didn't have even a hint of an anti-Muslim pogrom after 911. It showed a lot of maturity in national character and was one of our finest hours. I hope that every Muslim immigrant understands that quality is limited and fragile and historically exceptional, and that it is in their interest not to erode it, or stand by while their neighbors do.

    Huh? Our groveling to Muslims after 9/11 Led to Fort Hood, Boston Marathon, Orlando club and San Bernadino, shoot out at LAX etc.

    It wasn’t our finest hour, it was our dumbest hour.

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    Groveling is indeed stupid. What was admirable was our restraint toward uninvolved muslims in the days afterward. Consider the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India as an example of what could have been.
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  162. Alden says:
    @mukat
    Muslim extremism was created and nurtured by Mossad, CIA and Saudi intelligence.

    You seem to be hacking away at a branch and ignoring the Zionist root.

    Muslim extremism was created by Muhammad, Ali, Abu Bakar and others around 630 AD. Read some of their own histories including the family members at each other’s throats.

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  163. Alden says:
    @Weltanschauung
    Poor Guy Fawkes never even managed to ignite his gunpowder, and for centuries thereafter the British government banned his religion, suppressed his co-religionists, and burned him in effigy.

    They still do on November 5th.

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  164. Alden says:
    @anonymous
    There IS a right way:

    Traffic came to a halt in Manchester on Thursday morning as the city paused to observe a minute's silence for those killed in Monday's terrorist attack.

    Mancunian's gathered in St Ann's Square for the memorial event, among them Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, Lord Mayor Eddy Newman, council leader Sir Richard Leese, and Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester Warren Smith.

    Gathered around floral tributes, the huge crowd fell silent at 11am - and, after the minute passed, the crowd erupted into a spontaneous rendition of Don't Look Back in Anger by Manchester band Oasis.
     

    Yeah, I bet it was spontaneous. The Abedi family spent tens of thousands of pounds traveling all over the Middle East training and preparing to make the bomb. Manchester police announced the funds came from student loans, and welfare fraud.

    Apparentlly the English student loan system doesn’t monitor if the students are actually attending class and getting credits as ours does.

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  165. @Alden
    Huh? Our groveling to Muslims after 9/11 Led to Fort Hood, Boston Marathon, Orlando club and San Bernadino, shoot out at LAX etc.

    It wasn't our finest hour, it was our dumbest hour.

    Groveling is indeed stupid. What was admirable was our restraint toward uninvolved muslims in the days afterward. Consider the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India as an example of what could have been.

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  166. @ben tillman

    I am a little amazed at a Telegraph hack like Applebaum being considered “left”, which some commentators are doing.
     
    You must have lost something in the translation. Applebaum is the quintessential leftist. The Left believes in the right to commit aggression, and her advocacy of worldwide invasion (by immigration or military action) places her at the core of the Left.

    That definition of “left” would make George Dubya Bush one. In a parallel universe, perhaps. Not this one.

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    That definition of “left” would make George Dubya Bush one. In a parallel universe, perhaps. Not this one.
     
    Oh, yes, in this one. GWB is a leftist; there's no room for debate on that point.

    He was good on RKBA, otherwise full-on leftist.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    That definition of “left” would make George Dubya Bush one. In a parallel universe, perhaps. Not this one.
     
    Bush did say Islam is a peaceful religion. If he really believed that, it's classic ditzy-schoolgirl leftism.
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  167. guest says:
    @Bill B.

    As for the missus she was nearly hysterical – not that that’s unusual for her – when Brexit won.
     
    I signed up for Applebaum's tweets expecting icy-cool rational analysis (I don't mind bias as long as it is well argued) - and also because in her photo she looked smoking hot.

    But I didn't last long: her tweets are those of a bore with one-big-idea. Even her picture turns out to be highly misleading. Sikorski should have stuck with the actress.

    “also because in her photo she looked smoking hot”

    ???

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  168. @Uebersetzer
    That definition of "left" would make George Dubya Bush one. In a parallel universe, perhaps. Not this one.

    That definition of “left” would make George Dubya Bush one. In a parallel universe, perhaps. Not this one.

    Oh, yes, in this one. GWB is a leftist; there’s no room for debate on that point.

    He was good on RKBA, otherwise full-on leftist.

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    Oh, yes, in this one. GWB is a leftist; there’s no room for debate on that point.
     
    Aren't you making a circular argument? Certain things are leftist positions because the people supporting them are leftists and we know that the people supporting those positions are leftists because they support those positions.
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  169. Wally says:
    @Anon
    Don't be silly. She's a conservative. She might be a Zionist but she's certainly not for open borders.

    You are laughably wrong.

    Applebaum is definitely a Zionist and for open borders for everyone …. except ‘Israel’.

    http://northerntruthseeker.blogspot.com/2010/03/upcoming-war-with-iran-many-zionist.html

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/09/27/anne-applebaums-russian-style-disinformation-offensive-msm-vs-anti-globalist-right-will-people/

    excerpta:
    “Washington Post columnist and political revisionist Anne Applebaum is on the warpath against the rising populist forces doing electoral damage to her establishment friends and allies across the world.”

    “The undermining of nation-state sovereignty by the likes of George Soros, the UN, the EU, the IMF, the World Bank, the Davos crowd, the City of London and Wall Street, and the Obama/Clinton/Kerry U.S. interventionist foreign policy groupthinkers has catalyzed the recent, revolutionary sea change in Western politics.”

    Immigrant Law Center

    https://www.ilcm.org/about-us/staff/

    “Anne began her legal career at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in the Trial Department where she was able to participate in several pro bono immigration cases, and joined ILCM in 2010.”

    https://www.probono.net/oppsguide/organization.55028-Immigrant_Law_Center_of_Minnesota

    more:

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/anne-applebaum-interview-about-president-donald-trump-a-1130988.html

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/sweden-immigrants-and-trumps-post-enlightenment-world/2017/03/12/97ea9c32-05b1-11e7-b1e9-a05d3c21f7cf_story.html?utm_term=.b44f0b990e4b

    That was easy.

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    The immigrant lawyer you cite is a different Anne Applebaum. If you read the links you posted, you'd know that. The only other link worth addressing is the WaPo link, in which she says nothing about being for or against a Muslim immigration in Sweden - only that Horowitz lied and Trump believed him.

    Get a grip. You think that she's for open borders because she's Jewish.
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  170. zibi says:

    Kosher look at the Sabbath, with a plentiful table and in a safe place !!!

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  171. @Anonymous
    No tag days for David Frum whose late father was a mid-size developer in Canada for decades.
    He spent a brief time working for his father as I recall. Father sold his company for something approaching $50 million about 20 years ago. His father was the leading partner who came clost to buying the Toronto Blue Jays around this time.

    David Frum is what passes for a conservative in Canada. He has never decided who he is here in the USA. His wife is Danielle Crittenden who wrote a funny book called The President’s Secret IMs which was about Dubya’s texting.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Presidents-Secret-IMs-Danielle-Crittenden/dp/1416947493

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  172. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Wally
    You are laughably wrong.

    Applebaum is definitely a Zionist and for open borders for everyone .... except 'Israel'.

    http://northerntruthseeker.blogspot.com/2010/03/upcoming-war-with-iran-many-zionist.html

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/09/27/anne-applebaums-russian-style-disinformation-offensive-msm-vs-anti-globalist-right-will-people/
    excerpta:
    "Washington Post columnist and political revisionist Anne Applebaum is on the warpath against the rising populist forces doing electoral damage to her establishment friends and allies across the world."

    "The undermining of nation-state sovereignty by the likes of George Soros, the UN, the EU, the IMF, the World Bank, the Davos crowd, the City of London and Wall Street, and the Obama/Clinton/Kerry U.S. interventionist foreign policy groupthinkers has catalyzed the recent, revolutionary sea change in Western politics."

    Immigrant Law Center
    https://www.ilcm.org/about-us/staff/
    "Anne began her legal career at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in the Trial Department where she was able to participate in several pro bono immigration cases, and joined ILCM in 2010."

    https://www.probono.net/oppsguide/organization.55028-Immigrant_Law_Center_of_Minnesota

    more:
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/anne-applebaum-interview-about-president-donald-trump-a-1130988.html

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/sweden-immigrants-and-trumps-post-enlightenment-world/2017/03/12/97ea9c32-05b1-11e7-b1e9-a05d3c21f7cf_story.html?utm_term=.b44f0b990e4b

    That was easy.

    The immigrant lawyer you cite is a different Anne Applebaum. If you read the links you posted, you’d know that. The only other link worth addressing is the WaPo link, in which she says nothing about being for or against a Muslim immigration in Sweden – only that Horowitz lied and Trump believed him.

    Get a grip. You think that she’s for open borders because she’s Jewish.

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    Apologies for confusing the two.

    Applebaum is a Zionist, show me any criticism by her of Israel's JEWS ONLY immigration policies.
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  173. @Bill B.

    As for the missus she was nearly hysterical – not that that’s unusual for her – when Brexit won.
     
    I signed up for Applebaum's tweets expecting icy-cool rational analysis (I don't mind bias as long as it is well argued) - and also because in her photo she looked smoking hot.

    But I didn't last long: her tweets are those of a bore with one-big-idea. Even her picture turns out to be highly misleading. Sikorski should have stuck with the actress.

    Anne Applebaum appears smoking hot in a photo? Somebody is smoking something to think that.

    Bar Refaeli is a beautiful Jewish woman; Anne Applebaum is not. Perhaps if I drank the entirety of a 30 rack of cheap rotgut beer in 2 hours, then I might think that Anne Applebaum appears “smoking hot” in a photo.

    Anne Applebaum reminds me of Bella Abzug. Abzug was as ugly as her name.

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  174. Escher says:
    @anonymous
    These Copts either didn't love enough or resist enough:

    Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, killing at least 26 people and wounding 25 others, state media report.

    The bus was heading towards the Monastery of St Samuel the Confessor in Minya province, 220km (140 miles) south of Cairo, when it came under fire. No group immediately said it was behind the attack. But Islamic State (IS) militants have targeted Copts several times in recent months, and vowed to do so again.

    Two suicide bombings at Palm Sunday services at churches in the northern cities of Alexandria and Tanta on 9 April left 46 people dead.

    Another suicide bombing at a church in the capital in December killed 29 people, while a Christian community was forced to flee the town of el-Arish in the northern Sinai peninsula after a series of gun attacks in February.
     

    They didn’t submit enough. What were they thinking, staying Christian in a Muslim majority country?

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    The Copts were there before the Muslims. That didn't help the Parsis who left Persia for India when the Muslims took over either.
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  175. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    National Liberation Front of Corsica:

    “…The National Liberation Front of Corsica (Corsican: Fronte di Liberazione Naziunale Corsu, or FLNC) is a militant group that advocates an independent state on the island of Corsica, separate from France…

    …The overwhelming majority of their attacks on the French mainland took place in or around the cities of Nice, Marseille and Avignon…

    …In 2014, and again in 2016, the militant group announced the cessation of the armed struggle…

    …first attacks on the night of 4 May 1976 with 21 bombs exploding

    …issued a bilingual manifesto…

    The right to self-determination of the Corsican people.

    …On 19 August 1982 … most spectacular night of violence… 99 attacks were carried out against government targets…

    …In 1988 a truce was agreed…

    …The FLNC has continued its attacks against the properties of French mainlanders living on Corsica. At the end of 2011 the group released a statement in which it claimed responsibility for 38 bomb attacks in the preceding 4 months…

    …On 3 May 2016, the FLNC-22 announced in a statement that they will “end military operations” by October 2016, following the lead of the FLNC-UC, in order to allow the island’s new assembly, led by nationalists to fulfil its mandate calmly

    …The armed group, however, refused to lay down its weapons…”

    Hum…

    Then there’s this ironic note:

    “…In July 2016, the FLNC-22 warned of a “determined response, without any qualms” for any jihadist attack in Corsica…”

    “Corsica stands up to ISIS: Mediterranean islanders forms militia army to defeat terrorists”, Daily Express, Tom Batchelor, Sat, Jul 30, 2016:

    “…An offshoot of the established National Liberation Front of Corsica (FLNC) has formed to protect the territory…

    …Calling itself the October 22 group, members of the militant outfit said they would give “a determined response without any qualms”…

    …They added that the French government in Paris would have blood on its hands if an attack did strike on Corsican soil…

    …They said it was “clearly” the policy of ISIS to install Islamist policies on the island…

    …In April, a Muslim prayer hall in Corsica was burnt to the ground in what police said was likely to be an arson attack…

    …Corsica was also rocked by anti-Arab riots late last year when demonstrators set fire to books, including copies of the Koran…”

    Ah, gentrification and affordable family formation:

    “Corsican terror group lays down arms in battle for independence from France”, The Independent Online, Michael Day, 27 June 2014:

    “…FLNC’s move appears to have been prompted by a recent decision by the island’s regional assembly to give people born there priority in buying property…

    …After 10,000 violent attacks in 40 years, the National Liberation Front of Corsica, the Mediterranean island’s largest armed group fighting for independence from France, has declared a permanent and unconditional ceasefire…

    …FLNC’s apparent decision to renounce violence appears to have been prompted by the recent decision by the island’s regional assembly to give Corsican-born people priority in buying property on the island. Greater foreign ownership of property had proved a source of contention for decades. Many attacks by the organisation, formed in 1975, were targeted at the homes and businesses of foreigners…”

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    The Corsican Liberation Front loves the sound of breaking glass. They're basically vandals with a manifesto.
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  176. @anonymous
    National Liberation Front of Corsica:


    "...The National Liberation Front of Corsica (Corsican: Fronte di Liberazione Naziunale Corsu, or FLNC) is a militant group that advocates an independent state on the island of Corsica, separate from France...

    ...The overwhelming majority of their attacks on the French mainland took place in or around the cities of Nice, Marseille and Avignon...

    ...In 2014, and again in 2016, the militant group announced the cessation of the armed struggle...

    ...first attacks on the night of 4 May 1976 with 21 bombs exploding...

    ...issued a bilingual manifesto...

    ...The right to self-determination of the Corsican people....

    ...On 19 August 1982 ... most spectacular night of violence... 99 attacks were carried out against government targets...

    ...In 1988 a truce was agreed...

    ...The FLNC has continued its attacks against the properties of French mainlanders living on Corsica. At the end of 2011 the group released a statement in which it claimed responsibility for 38 bomb attacks in the preceding 4 months...

    ...On 3 May 2016, the FLNC-22 announced in a statement that they will "end military operations" by October 2016, following the lead of the FLNC-UC, in order to allow the island’s new assembly, led by nationalists to fulfil its mandate calmly...

    ...The armed group, however, refused to lay down its weapons..."

     

    Hum...

    Then there's this ironic note:


    "...In July 2016, the FLNC-22 warned of a "determined response, without any qualms" for any jihadist attack in Corsica..."

     

    "Corsica stands up to ISIS: Mediterranean islanders forms militia army to defeat terrorists", Daily Express, Tom Batchelor, Sat, Jul 30, 2016:


    "...An offshoot of the established National Liberation Front of Corsica (FLNC) has formed to protect the territory...

    ...Calling itself the October 22 group, members of the militant outfit said they would give "a determined response without any qualms"...

    ...They added that the French government in Paris would have blood on its hands if an attack did strike on Corsican soil...

    ...They said it was "clearly" the policy of ISIS to install Islamist policies on the island...

    ...In April, a Muslim prayer hall in Corsica was burnt to the ground in what police said was likely to be an arson attack...

    ...Corsica was also rocked by anti-Arab riots late last year when demonstrators set fire to books, including copies of the Koran..."




    Ah, gentrification and affordable family formation:

    "Corsican terror group lays down arms in battle for independence from France", The Independent Online, Michael Day, 27 June 2014:


    "...FLNC’s move appears to have been prompted by a recent decision by the island’s regional assembly to give people born there priority in buying property...

    ...After 10,000 violent attacks in 40 years, the National Liberation Front of Corsica, the Mediterranean island’s largest armed group fighting for independence from France, has declared a permanent and unconditional ceasefire...

    ...FLNC’s apparent decision to renounce violence appears to have been prompted by the recent decision by the island’s regional assembly to give Corsican-born people priority in buying property on the island. Greater foreign ownership of property had proved a source of contention for decades. Many attacks by the organisation, formed in 1975, were targeted at the homes and businesses of foreigners..."

     

    The Corsican Liberation Front loves the sound of breaking glass. They’re basically vandals with a manifesto.

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  177. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    “Icelandic Cops Investigate Poison Attack on JihadWatch’s Robert Spencer”, Breitbart, Neil Munro, 17 May 2017:

    “…Police in Iceland are investigating a poison attack on Robert Spencer, an American expert on Islam…

    …Spencer was poisoned with amphetamines and MDMA…

    …In a post on his website, Spencer wrote about the poison attack by the Icelandic man, who he described as a left-winger, not a Muslim…

    …The new poison attack was delivered shortly after Spencer had given an invited lecture on May 11 to 500 Icelanders about the role of jihad, sharia, and war in Islamic theology. Spencer’s lecture was ignored by the Iceland press, which extensively quoted the 50 protestors outside the lecture hall…

    …the attacker slipped drugs into his drink at a post-event celebration…”

    <a title=”"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986_Hvalur_sinkings&quot;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986_Hvalur_sinkings&quot;:

    “The 1986 Hvalur sinkings occurred in Iceland’s Reykjavík harbour in November 1986, when anti-whaling activists from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society sank the unoccupied whaling vessels, Hvalur 6 and Hvalur 7, and sabotaged a whale processing station in Hvalfjörður…

    …the attack caused $2 million worth of damage to the ships, $2 million worth of damage to the processing plant, and damage to the whale meat freezer in the processing plant spoiled $4 million worth of whale meat…

    …the International Whaling Commission revoked Sea Shepherd’s observer status…

    …An article in The New Yorker said that it was “an act of sabotage that many conservationists believe helped turn Icelandic public opinion against the cause of saving whales”…

    …”a new breed of terrorist”… wage a wide-ranging battle for animal rights… Animal Liberation Front…”

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  178. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    “The Corsican Liberation Front loves the sound of breaking glass. They’re basically vandals with a manifesto.”

    Though sometimes things might get out of hand, it sounds like they
    are blamed for 13 killed and 104 wounded in 38 years. Some articles claim as many as 40 killed. It sounds like it might also be that, perhaps not surprising, after a few decades the “rebels” became intertwined with organized crime, leading to rejection of the group by the population on whose behalf they claim to be acting. Perhaps the “rebels” are even small potatoes:

    “Murder in Corsica: Assassination stains an island’s image”, BBC, Tom Esslemont, 18 February 2013:

    “…The French island of Corsica is best known for its tourism. But it now has gained a reputation for something far more sinister – the highest per capita murder rate in Europe

    …Assassinations have been happening in broad daylight within sight of beaches and on palm-lined promenades where shoppers mingle with tourists…

    …the state’s failure to successfully prosecute the culprits of these killings has led to a culture of impunity on the island…

    Assassinations have been happening at a rate of between 20 and 25 per year for a decade

    …When you consider the size of the population – just over 300,000 – and take into account those who die in domestic violence, this amounts to Europe’s highest murder rate…

    …This led wealthier sun-seekers from mainland France to build houses along the Corsican coast. Last year 6,000 properties were built, half of them holiday homes. But criminal assets – dirty money – became tied up in the boom…

    …the soaring value of property increased the criminals’ voracious appetite for land…

    …you could get an anonymous letter, or have your car blown up or your house, or you could get a bullet in the head because of this appetite for money… While he was a mayor… he received death threats for standing up to developers…”

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  179. Wally says:
    @Anon
    The immigrant lawyer you cite is a different Anne Applebaum. If you read the links you posted, you'd know that. The only other link worth addressing is the WaPo link, in which she says nothing about being for or against a Muslim immigration in Sweden - only that Horowitz lied and Trump believed him.

    Get a grip. You think that she's for open borders because she's Jewish.

    Apologies for confusing the two.

    Applebaum is a Zionist, show me any criticism by her of Israel’s JEWS ONLY immigration policies.

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    I didn't say she wasn't. In fact, I'm pretty sure I said she was. I merely pointed out that she's not for open borders.
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  180. Cagey Beast says: • Website

    Morrissey is a Manchester native. He’s a pop musician who’s probably performed and attended dozens of concerts in that venue but Anne Applebaum says he needs to stand aside and let pro like her discuss the matter. According to Washington consensus globalists like Applebaum, that’s the new social contract for free-born White men. Everybody cool with that?

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  181. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Wally
    Apologies for confusing the two.

    Applebaum is a Zionist, show me any criticism by her of Israel's JEWS ONLY immigration policies.

    I didn’t say she wasn’t. In fact, I’m pretty sure I said she was. I merely pointed out that she’s not for open borders.

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  182. Thea says:
    @Random Dude on the Internet
    I always find it a little amusing to see older leftists like Morrissey be branded as hateful bigots, much like I'm sure he did to former leftist icons in the 1980s and 1990s for not being accepting enough. The left always manage to find a way to eat their own.

    ‘Bengali in platforms’ is nearly 30 years old. He hadn’t changed his views at all.

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  183. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Johnny Smoggins
    This board is full of bright people and yet so many still continue to respond to childish trolls like Tiny Duck and Corvinus.

    Are all of you new to the internet? Trolls thrive on attention which they hope to get by provoking people with incendiary comments they probably don't believe themselves.

    Starve them of that attention and they'll get bored and find another place to go.

    Starve them of that attention and they’ll get bored and find another place to go.

    And there is that very useful Commenters To Ignore button to make it easy.

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  184. dfordoom says: • Website
    @anonymous
    There IS a right way:

    Traffic came to a halt in Manchester on Thursday morning as the city paused to observe a minute's silence for those killed in Monday's terrorist attack.

    Mancunian's gathered in St Ann's Square for the memorial event, among them Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, Lord Mayor Eddy Newman, council leader Sir Richard Leese, and Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester Warren Smith.

    Gathered around floral tributes, the huge crowd fell silent at 11am - and, after the minute passed, the crowd erupted into a spontaneous rendition of Don't Look Back in Anger by Manchester band Oasis.
     

    Gathered around floral tributes, the huge crowd fell silent at 11am – and, after the minute passed, the crowd erupted into a spontaneous rendition of Don’t Look Back in Anger by Manchester band Oasis.

    At which point ISIS announced they were surrendering.

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    At which point refugee importers announced they realized they were wrong.
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  185. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Old Palo Altan
    And they voted him out the first chance they got.
    What Americans in particular will never understand: Churchill believed in precisely nothing, other than himself.

    And they voted him out the first chance they got.

    The only election Churchill ever won was in 1951. Churchill the much-loved leader, Good Old Winnie, is a myth. No-one ever trusted him, and with good reason.

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  186. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Massimo Heitor
    I'm glad Morrisey is challenging the left-controlled narrative.

    But, at some level, the number of deaths and wounded is still relatively small. The bigger problem is Britain is simply giving up full, complete, permanent control to a rival demographic that is actively retaining a competitive tribal organization.

    I’m glad Morrisey is challenging the left-controlled narrative.

    You know what is really telling? The fact that those in Europe who are prepared to take a stand are mostly women and homosexuals. Are there are men left in Europe?

    Or do European men just not care? Are they so emasculated that they no longer have the stomach for a fight, even if it’s only a verbal fight?

    Or have they had a look around them and decided it’s a society not worth fighting for?

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  187. @Uebersetzer
    That definition of "left" would make George Dubya Bush one. In a parallel universe, perhaps. Not this one.

    That definition of “left” would make George Dubya Bush one. In a parallel universe, perhaps. Not this one.

    Bush did say Islam is a peaceful religion. If he really believed that, it’s classic ditzy-schoolgirl leftism.

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  188. dfordoom says: • Website
    @ben tillman

    I am a little amazed at a Telegraph hack like Applebaum being considered “left”, which some commentators are doing.
     
    You must have lost something in the translation. Applebaum is the quintessential leftist. The Left believes in the right to commit aggression, and her advocacy of worldwide invasion (by immigration or military action) places her at the core of the Left.

    The Left believes in the right to commit aggression, and her advocacy of worldwide invasion (by immigration or military action) places her at the core of the Left.

    I hate to be the one to break bad news to you but most of the self-identified Right believes in the right to commit aggression, and in worldwide invasion (by immigration or military action).

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    The right gets bashed for being "isolationists". They didn't want to be in WWII and get bashed. They didn't want the Gulf War or Iraq and get bashed.
    , @ben tillman
    You're not breaking any news to me. However, educated people need intelligent and enduring definitions to facilitate discussion among themselves.
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  189. dfordoom says: • Website
    @ben tillman

    That definition of “left” would make George Dubya Bush one. In a parallel universe, perhaps. Not this one.
     
    Oh, yes, in this one. GWB is a leftist; there's no room for debate on that point.

    He was good on RKBA, otherwise full-on leftist.

    Oh, yes, in this one. GWB is a leftist; there’s no room for debate on that point.

    Aren’t you making a circular argument? Certain things are leftist positions because the people supporting them are leftists and we know that the people supporting those positions are leftists because they support those positions.

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  190. @dfordoom

    The Left believes in the right to commit aggression, and her advocacy of worldwide invasion (by immigration or military action) places her at the core of the Left.
     
    I hate to be the one to break bad news to you but most of the self-identified Right believes in the right to commit aggression, and in worldwide invasion (by immigration or military action).

    The right gets bashed for being “isolationists”. They didn’t want to be in WWII and get bashed. They didn’t want the Gulf War or Iraq and get bashed.

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    The right gets bashed for being “isolationists”.
     
    It's been quite a while since anyone bashed the mainstream right for being isolationists. In the US you'd have to go back to the 1940s.

    The difference between the mainstream right and the mainstream left is like the difference between Coke and Pepsi.
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  191. @dfordoom

    Gathered around floral tributes, the huge crowd fell silent at 11am – and, after the minute passed, the crowd erupted into a spontaneous rendition of Don’t Look Back in Anger by Manchester band Oasis.
     
    At which point ISIS announced they were surrendering.

    At which point refugee importers announced they realized they were wrong.

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  192. Anon 2 says:

    Poland is hardly homogeneous anymore.
    It is home to
    - roughly 70,000 Vietnamese Catholics
    - 50-100,000 Jews depending on the definition
    of who is Jewish (does 1/4 count?)
    - 10,000 Russians
    - about 7,000 Chechens who periodically make a run
    for the German border and are invariably turned back
    - thousands of Armenians, Lithuanians, Czechs, and Slovaks
    - official German minority, and unofficially perhaps still
    1-2 million people who are part German just like millions
    of Germans are part Polish.

    And since 2014 there has been a massive influx of over a million
    Ukrainians, and growing numbers of Belarusians, Russians, and
    Georgians, typically on short-term work visas. They may work 6 months,
    and then go back to their families in Ukraine for awhile, and then return
    for another 6 months.

    There is also a small but steady influx of immigrants from Western
    Europe. Back in the 16-17th centuries Poland attracted 1000′s of refugees
    seeking religious freedom, primarily from Italy and Scotland. These days it is the
    Dutch who seem very interested in settling in Poland (although Poland has always
    attracted Dutchmen because of its relatively large territory and varied landscape
    -mountains in the south and lakes in the north. Gdansk and Amsterdam look
    similar because they were both designed by the same architect)

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    You forgot to add to the list the Polish Tatars, long established in Poland.
    Actor Charles Bronson and literature Nobel Price Henryk Sienkewicz were both partly of Lipka Tatar descent.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipka_Tatars
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  193. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Hippopotamusdrome
    The right gets bashed for being "isolationists". They didn't want to be in WWII and get bashed. They didn't want the Gulf War or Iraq and get bashed.

    The right gets bashed for being “isolationists”.

    It’s been quite a while since anyone bashed the mainstream right for being isolationists. In the US you’d have to go back to the 1940s.

    The difference between the mainstream right and the mainstream left is like the difference between Coke and Pepsi.

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    I was thinking Pat Buchanan right and not Bushes right.
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  194. KenH says:

    Anne Applebaum is Jewish, not Polish. That might have something to do with her condescending and lecturing tone towards the goys of Britain. I don’t recall her lecturing Israeli Jews on their drama queenery or calling for restraint when they suffer a terror attack.

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  195. Flip says:
    @Escher
    They didn't submit enough. What were they thinking, staying Christian in a Muslim majority country?

    The Copts were there before the Muslims. That didn’t help the Parsis who left Persia for India when the Muslims took over either.

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    I know - they committed the cardinal sin of staying, and staying Christian (not converting to Islam).
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  196. BB753 says:
    @Anon 2
    Poland is hardly homogeneous anymore.
    It is home to
    - roughly 70,000 Vietnamese Catholics
    - 50-100,000 Jews depending on the definition
    of who is Jewish (does 1/4 count?)
    - 10,000 Russians
    - about 7,000 Chechens who periodically make a run
    for the German border and are invariably turned back
    - thousands of Armenians, Lithuanians, Czechs, and Slovaks
    - official German minority, and unofficially perhaps still
    1-2 million people who are part German just like millions
    of Germans are part Polish.

    And since 2014 there has been a massive influx of over a million
    Ukrainians, and growing numbers of Belarusians, Russians, and
    Georgians, typically on short-term work visas. They may work 6 months,
    and then go back to their families in Ukraine for awhile, and then return
    for another 6 months.

    There is also a small but steady influx of immigrants from Western
    Europe. Back in the 16-17th centuries Poland attracted 1000's of refugees
    seeking religious freedom, primarily from Italy and Scotland. These days it is the
    Dutch who seem very interested in settling in Poland (although Poland has always
    attracted Dutchmen because of its relatively large territory and varied landscape
    -mountains in the south and lakes in the north. Gdansk and Amsterdam look
    similar because they were both designed by the same architect)

    You forgot to add to the list the Polish Tatars, long established in Poland.
    Actor Charles Bronson and literature Nobel Price Henryk Sienkewicz were both partly of Lipka Tatar descent.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipka_Tatars

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  197. Sean says:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/poland/10553020/Poland-attacks-David-Cameron-plan-to-ban-Polish-and-EU-migrants-from-claiming-child-benefit.html

    British taxpayers must continue to pay welfare benefits to children living in Poland while their parents work in Britain, the Polish foreign minister insists
    Poland has hit back at David Cameron’s call for a change to the European Union’s treaties to allow the Government to withdraw child welfare benefits from Polish migrants working in Britain.
    Radoslaw Sikorski, Poland’s foreign minister, has denounced the proposal as unfair [...]
    Mr Sikorski’s dismissal of reform is a setback for the Prime Minister because it indicates that Poland would block the proposed amendment to EU treaties that can only be changed with the unanimous support of all Europe’s 28 countries

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/foreigners/2016/02/the_united_kingdom_could_leave_the_european_union.html

    In other words, it’s not hard to imagine how we get rather quickly from here to a world in which there is no longer a U.K. or an EU, and possibly not much of a transatlantic alliance either. Alternatively, the British might indeed vote to stay in Europe.

    Good things can be expected whenever this couple have their say in the world’s media..

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  198. Olorin says:
    @Random Dude on the Internet
    I always find it a little amusing to see older leftists like Morrissey be branded as hateful bigots, much like I'm sure he did to former leftist icons in the 1980s and 1990s for not being accepting enough. The left always manage to find a way to eat their own.

    You must be pretty young not to realize that the past three decades have turned old fashioned working class identity/loyalty into Right Wing Hitler Nazi Klan Trump Klan Hitler Nazi Fascism.

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  199. @dfordoom

    The right gets bashed for being “isolationists”.
     
    It's been quite a while since anyone bashed the mainstream right for being isolationists. In the US you'd have to go back to the 1940s.

    The difference between the mainstream right and the mainstream left is like the difference between Coke and Pepsi.

    I was thinking Pat Buchanan right and not Bushes right.

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  200. Escher says:
    @Flip
    The Copts were there before the Muslims. That didn't help the Parsis who left Persia for India when the Muslims took over either.

    I know – they committed the cardinal sin of staying, and staying Christian (not converting to Islam).

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  201. PaoloP says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Obviously you people feels that we must target one million Muslims for punishment. I don't think anyone is suggesting that we should be soft on terrorism. We need to get at the source of it and destroy it. Punishing innocent people is not exactly a way to do that. And please, spare me the idiotic rhetoric of how Muslims are all violent and hate everybody else. That is simply not true. If we examine Christians in history, we will see terrorism and violence against others too. It is not the religions that are evil, it is the people who use religion as a cloak to disguise their real, and often violent goals that are evil.

    I don’t see other religion involved in terrorism, do you?
    Of course there were, some centuries ago, several religious wars between Christians: so what? Should we welcome other religious wars for the sake of what?…equality?
    And your assertion that religions are not evil is exactly what should be debated in the case of Islam, at least with the liberty used towards Christian history and thought (which is very different indeed from that of Islam). Furthermore, looking at what’s happening all over the world – from Sweden to the Philippines, from Africa to Pakistan – I have very bad impressions, substantiated by lot of evidence, about the kind of society that a numerous Muslim minority so often produces. Other minorities, instead, do not.

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  202. Poland also was a place of safety during the Black Death. Is this a coincidence? https://history.stackexchange.com/questions/16699/why-was-poland-spared-from-the-black-death

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  203. The map almost certainly came from the Global Terrorism Database:

    http://www.start.umd.edu/gtd/

    There are similar (very cool, interactive) maps for the years 2013-2014 at:

    http://bl.ocks.org/anonymous/raw/ca61b9158adc0be885cb/

    http://bl.ocks.org/anonymous/raw/0c04b720a0fee5920ac1/

    The information contained in these maps is coherent with the map in this article.

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  204. @dfordoom

    The Left believes in the right to commit aggression, and her advocacy of worldwide invasion (by immigration or military action) places her at the core of the Left.
     
    I hate to be the one to break bad news to you but most of the self-identified Right believes in the right to commit aggression, and in worldwide invasion (by immigration or military action).

    You’re not breaking any news to me. However, educated people need intelligent and enduring definitions to facilitate discussion among themselves.

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