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From the BBC: This just proves we must Let Them All In, all billion-plus Muslims. Otherwise, the Muslims who are already here will kill us. As you can see, they don't deal well with frustration. And then there's the new machete-chopping by a Syrian refugee in Baden-Württemberg this weekend. By the way, from an interview... Read More
From The Independent: German machete attack: Syrian refugee kills woman and injures two others in city of Reutlingen Man has been arrested by police following assault outside fast food restaurant in Reutlingen Caroline Mortimer @cjmortimer 6 hours ago962 comments ... The unnamed victim is believed to be a Polish woman who worked at the restaurant... Read More
Thilo Sarrazin, author of the 2010 megaselling book Germany Abolishes Itself, has a new #1 bestseller in Germany, Wishful Thinking. Like all of Sarrazin's books, it probably will never be translated into English. This article from DW.com suggests that Establishment response to Sarrazin has shifted from "too unthinkable" to "too obvious to think about." Thilo... Read More
From Gulf News: From Al-Jazeera: 600 Africans stranded after traveling to Costa Rica Government warns of a possible looming crisis as it blocks hundreds of people from moving forward en route to US. John Holman | 21 Apr 2016 11:28 GMT | Latin America, Costa Rica, Migrants More than 600 people from several African countries... Read More
In The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg, who was given much access to hang out with President Obama and talk foreign policy, writes:
Last fall, I asked: But now, five months later, it's finally occurred to the Great and the Good that NATO actually, you know, exists: NATO Will Send Ships to Aegean Sea to Deter Human Trafficking By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and SEWELL CHAN FEB. 11, 2016 130 COMMENTS BRUSSELS — With more than a million migrants... Read More
In puzzling over Merkel's Boner, I'm reminded of one of the wackier political events of my lifetime: President Nixon imposing a wage and price freeze on the country in 1971. It sounds ridiculous now, but it seemed like a good idea at the time. As I recall, pretty much everybody except Milton Friedman was for... Read More
From DW: Merkel's Law: When you find yourself in a hole, keep digging! I think it's important that Merkel sooner or later lose her job for committing Merkel's Boner. That's what makes a lasting impression on politicians: other politicians losing their jobs. The Narrative is so powerful at rewriting history that politicians don't even understand... Read More
Last September, the government of Hungary was widely condemned as "un-European" for attempting to defend the European Union's external border against intruders from other continents. This winter, Sweden, which, along with Germany, had been causing the mass migration that Hungary had attempted to defend the European Union against, has imposed border controls for the first... Read More
From the Washington Post: Multiculturalism is a sham, says Angela Merkel By Rick Noack December 14 at 2:29 PM German Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policy has attracted praise from all over the world. Time magazine and the Financial Times newspaper recently named her Person of the Year, and delegates applauded her for so long at... Read More
One of the more curious aspects of the coverage of "Europe's migrant crisis" is the apparent assumption that Europe couldn't possibly do anything to keep Asians and Africans from crossing the Mediterranean because that would require naval forces, and whoever heard of Europe having boats in the water? But European navies not only exist, they... Read More
From the translation in Gates of Vienna of an interview with Thilo Sarrazin, German central banker and author of the 2011 mega-seller Germany Abolishes Itself. The translated interview from Die Zeit: Thilo Sarrazin: “You Are Welcome to Ask Me What I Would Do if I Were Head of Frontex”[1] Interview with Thilo Sarrazin by Tina... Read More
From the ominously entitled Slaughter & Rees Report issued by Dartmouth's Tuck MBA school: Slaughter & Rees Report: How Refugees Can Revive Europe’s Economies BY MATTHEW SLAUGHTER AND MATTHEW REES NOV 02, 2015 Continuing to stream into and across Europe, the refugees risking their lives for hope confront the continent’s policymakers with a more prosaic... Read More
A key part of imposing the Camp of the Saints on Europe is to demoralize Europeans with the argument that it's impossible for European countries to maintain land and sea borders: Whaddaya whaddaya? Dontcha know, the migrant always gets through! Two obvious counter-examples, however, are Israel and Australia. Israel is tricky to demonize for obvious... Read More
From the NYT: Erdogan’s Party in Turkey Regains Parliamentary Majority By TIM ARANGO and CEYLAN YEGINSU NOV. 1, 2015 ISTANBUL — In a stunning electoral comeback, the Islamist party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan regained its majority in Parliament on Sunday, ensuring Mr. Erdogan’s continued dominance of Turkish politics after months of political turmoil and... Read More
Chancellor Merkel is starting to notice that her decision to unilaterally trash E.U. rules and let in countless Muslim from Syria (population 19 million) and who knows from where else maybe isn't quite working out so hot. But, don't worry, she's come up with a new solution to fix her old solution: She'll get the... Read More
What with demand for Volkswagens soaring, German Chancellor Merkel's decision to let in (literally) countless numbers of newcomers from the Muslim world is being hailed as an economic masterstroke that will counteract the deleterious wage-boosting effects of the number of working-age residents in Germany being otherwise expected to plunge from 49.2 million in 2013 all... Read More
For Peace Prize punters, here are the latest odds fr0m NicerOdds.co.uk. For some reason, I don't see Clock Boy's name on the Peace Prize list, although I had him down as a sure bet for the Physics Nobel for inventing Time, so what do I know? Dr. Mukwege sounds like he'd be a worthy winner.... Read More
From the New York Times op-ed page: Uh, you know, that's called Germany trampling on the rule of law. Instead of
You may have wondered why, outside of my repetitious drumbeat, there has been so little comment on how the Gulf Arabs aren't spending their money to help their Muslim brethren in need. One reason is because they have better things to spend their money on, such as the American think tanks who provide the press... Read More
From Bloomberg: Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany has to live with the mass influx of refugees, confronting critics within her party bloc amid a media report that as many as 1.5 million people may arrive this year. ... “It doesn’t make much sense to get angry because we have this problem now -- or to... Read More
European Union officials are trying to bribe Turkey's prime minister into cutting down on the outflow of Muslims from Turkey to the EU. From The Telegraph, here's the latest carrot they are considering: From an interview with Jean-Claude Juncker: Titl
From NumbersUSA. Commenter Lot says: I.e., Boehner kept the Schumer-Rubio amnesty bottled up in the House by not calling it up for a vote, where it likely would have passed. ... Jason Chaffetz of Utah, who beat an amnesty supporter in a Republican primary (Chris Cannon)
From Reuters today: Not everybody is going to get legal asylum, of course. The Germans have already been kicking out some of the Balkan Muslims they can get to confess to not being Arabs. So you can't just multiply 1.5 million by 5 to 9 people, which would of course be 7.5 to 13.5 million... Read More
September 2015 was a record-setting month for the iSteve blog at Unz.com, with new monthly highs in unique visits and comments. I'd like to thank all my old and new readers. Versus September 2014, last month's pageviews were up 45%, comments up 48%, and unique visits up 57%. Pageviews for iSteve are currently running at... Read More
From Yahoo News: 'Finland's no good': Disappointed migrants turn back AFP By Anne Kauranen Tornio (Finland) (AFP) - Hundreds of predominantly Iraqi migrants who have travelled through Europe to reach Finland are turning back, saying they don't want to stay in the sparsely-populated country on Europe's northern frontier because it's too cold and boring. Migrants... Read More
In rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic news, from the New York Times: European Union Ministers Approve Plan to Distribute Refugees By JAMES KANTER SEPT. 22, 2015 BRUSSELS — European Union ministers approved a plan on Tuesday that compels member countries to take in 120,000 migrants seeking refuge on the Continent, despite strong objections... Read More
And another graph that explains the migrant crises of 2016-2100
The demographers of the United Nation's Population Division have quietly released their World Population Prospects: 2015 Revision report. Above is a graph I put together from their new data that explains much about the "Migrant Crisis" of 2015. As you can see, way back in 1950, the population of the Middle East was only 18%... Read More
From the New York Times: A half hour ago, this headline began "15,000 Migrants." LONDON — As key nations tighten their borders, thousands of migrants and asylum seekers hoping to enter Western Europe are now bottled up in the Balkans, placing precarious new burdens on a region of lingering sectarian divisions that is exceptionally ill... Read More
What's going on in Europe is like a children's game, such as Hot Potato or Musical Chairs. When Germany clamped down on its border with Austria, that sent the message that the northern European states were starting to come to their senses, which means that states further south are in danger of getting stuck with... Read More
The Western world has had relatively few national leaders who were unambiguously 100% Jewish in ancestry, upbringing, religion, and ethnic identification. The American presidency, for example, remains remarkably WASP-dominated. But going back to Queen Victoria's favorite prime minister, Benjamin Disraeli, who identified strongly as a racial Jew while espousing Anglicanism as his religion, there has... Read More
This is the opening to the late Tory MP Enoch Powell's 1968 speech endorsing immigration restriction: The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils. In seeking to do so, it encounters obstacles which are deeply rooted in human nature. One is that by the very order of things such evils are not... Read More
From numerous websites in France:
If Jeb Bush is elected President in November 2016, how fast would a migrant flash mob bearing signs reading "¡Acto de Amor!" form at U.S. border crossings? The day after his inauguration? Or, more likely, the evening of his election, allowing lame duck President Obama to announce "the People have spoken" and order the gates... Read More
From the NYT: S0, immigrant resentment and hostility just gets worse in the second generation? Maybe Eu
From the New York Times: More Border Controls as Europe Stalls on Migrant Quotas By ANDREW HIGGINS and JAMES KANTER SEPT. 14, 2015 BRUSSELS — Even as three more countries followed Germany in introducing border checks to control a flood of migrants, the European Union on Monday failed to agree on a modest plan that... Read More
From the New York Times: Yeah, but Ms. Merkel's humanitarian spasm garnered a lot of Facebook Likes, so there's that. Who knew that a mess of Afghans would take it seriously? Aren't we yet living in a virtual world where there are no actual consequences to our gestures of moral superiority? Merkie, you're doing a... Read More
Almost 7 billion people live in countries poorer than U.S., 6 billion in countries poorer than Puerto Rico
Out of the 187 countries represented by spheres, highlighted countries from bottom left to top right include: Pakistan is the pink sphere, Nigeria black, India indigo, Indonesia dark red, China mint green, Brazil blue, Mexico brown, Poland purple, UK yellow, Germany green, and USA red-white-and-blue red. It's hard for Westerners to grasp how many people... Read More
Top story in the New York Times: Facing Migrant Crisis, Germany Sets Emergency Border Controls By MELISSA EDDY, RICK LYMAN and ALISON SMALE 44 minutes ago Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière announced that Germany would impose temporary controls at its southern border with Austria, after thousands have crossed over in recent weeks. ... The move... Read More
Radio comedian Will Rogers is often said to have sagely advised, "If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging." Western Europe has found itself in a hole over the last generation, having imprudently admitted large numbers of Muslims. Germany's two-pronged solution: - Double down - Bully Germany's eastern neighbors into the same mistake so... Read More
The Gallup Poll reports based on surveying 452,000 people in 151 countries in 2009-2011: Of course, 640 million adults wanting to emigrate does not included their dependent children and dependent elders. So, that's more like a billion or so. We're Number One! We're Number One! Keep in mind that America is the first choice of... Read More
As we all know by now, Germany has pulled off a massive economic coup by importing a brilliant new workforce from Syria (and also from random places where you can buy fake Syrian IDs, but who's checking?). Soon you'll be buying flying BMWs designed by genius Merkel Youth. The newcomers are going to work until... Read More
In 2010 I wrote in VDARE about the argument between German central banker Thilo Sarrazin and German philosopher Jurgen Habermas over immigration policy. (Sarrazin had published a million-selling bestseller book of tables and graphs of data with the prophetic title Germany Abolishes Itself. Habermas has written at vast length over the years about "communicative rationality"... Read More
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