German Neo-Nazis putting the boot to migrants. It’s not surprising that this happened. Nazis, neo- or otherwise, don’t like immigrants. That’s their thing. What’s surprising is this: But police said the asylum seekers started the confrontation – and later hurled bottles at the police trying to save them from a beating. The migrants picked the… Read More Welcome to the New Weimar Republic
This starts as a joke on the Onion News Network, back in 2011 when that was a thing: It’s funny, but it’s not brilliantly funny. The joke is that the autistic guy does not get that the story is about the dead guy and not about the train. That’s sorta funny. Mean, but funny. It’s… Read More The Train is Fine. The Point is Missed.
According to La Stampa, as reported in Yahoo News. On a lighter note, the La Stampa daily reported that a gang of masked robbers had stormed into a bank shouting: “Relax, we are not Isis. It is only a hold-up.” This fascinates. Why would the robbers do this? Fear of bodily harm is, one surmises, among… Read More Italian Robbers Kindly Reassure They’re Victims “We Are Not Isis”
I have long been fascinated by the Crusades, the Crusader states, and the military orders. Piers Paul Read’s The Templars is a magisterial book that fits in well with the newer generation of Crusade historians (good-bye, “ambitious younger sons”, hello “pious armed pilgrims”). The Templars, of course, met their brutal end before the Middle Ages were… Read More New Content: Demon-Killing and Caliphates
Spengler hits his usual note about the dullness of European civilization, post-nationalism: the tribes of Europe had their folly baked into the cake of their culture during the dark ages. In his view, Isidore of Seville and Gregory of Tours are the “Bialistock and Bloom” of Europe, inflating these upjumped Germanics with the desire to… Read More Why Do Europeans Hate Jews? Who Cares?
It’s like the old days, man. I don’t say this as a prejudiced Irishman. Even though the thistle-arse sheep-shagger Scots swiped Ulster and sent a herd of Presbyterian proddy dogs and porridge wogs to squat on our land and won the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 by using unfair—indeed, unheard of —- organization, discipline,… Read More P.J. O’Rourke Tells Hard Truths About Scots Independence
It’s not the post that Friday needs, but the post the Friday deserves: Stacy McCain Links Ray Rice and Gone With the Wind, and it’s a Full Read the Whole Thing. Ashley Wilkes becomes more manly than Rhett Butler in his formulation. I know, I know. Just go with it. At the Federalist, some lovely… Read More Friday Linkfest: This, That, and T’other
There was a time when being picked as Secretary of State was tantamount to being flagged as the frontrunner for the next Presidential election. Six Secretaries of State have gone on to become President. However, the last such was James Buchanan in 1856. Since then, we see far more failed Presidential Candidates (William Jennings Bryan,… Read More The Secretary of State Ain’t What it Used to Be…
Deus Vult: Archbishop Tomasi also complained that a “certain indifference” to Christian suffering in Iraq existed in the international community. “It is difficult to convince—because of false modesty, I would say—the Western powers to take a strong stance in defense of the Christians,” Tomasi said. That’s the polite way of putting it.
‘You’re a bad man’ says British boy to Nairobi gunman. “No we aren’t, here’s a Mars bar. Now run off and convert to Islam. Can you forgive us?” The above is not parody. The above is what happened at the mall shooting in Kenya over the weekend. The mind boggles. On the one hand, it’s good… Read More Please Forgive Us, We Are Not Monsters.