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24.01.2008. Racism is a bad thing. Right? Murder, robbery, rape, and violence that is racially motivated has a very negative impact on society, and is therefore always exposed and condemned by the media. Right?
Not quite. This is only true when the perpetrator is white. Less so when only non-white people are involved (e.g. asian on black crime), and hardly true at all when the victim is white. For some appalling examples of this kind of media bias, please see a brief but relevant video (just text and photographs, no live pictures) at The Brussels Journal.
The future of white people
14.01.2008. The readers are hereby invited to contemplate the following quote from Global Politician (emphasis added):
To feel and even think that the white race is inferior in every conceivable way is natural with regards to its history and current actions. Let the Western countries of the white race perish in blood and suffering. Long live the multicultural, racially mixed and classless ecological society! Long live anarchy!
You may think that these sentences were copied from some graffiti in one of the many Swedish suburbs long since taken over by non-European immigrants, or some other dubious source. Unfortunately, these hateful utterances are the words of a Swedish academic anti-racist by the name of Tobias Hübinette, partially confirmed by wikiquote, and fully confirmed and elaborated by Kurt Lundgren's blog. Hübinette published the above in the Swedish magazine Creol in 1996. Hübinette is known to have close links to the violent anti-racist organization Antifascistisk aktion. (NB: all links in this paragraph, except the first, point to Swedish sources).
HonestThinking comments: Until recently I have been under the impression that Swedish academia is extremely intolerant of opinions that deviate from the mainstream. However, Hübinette's academic career appears to have continued unabated every since he published the above. Perhaps we are witnessing an instance of selective tolerance here; wishing for a few hundred millions of white people to "perish in blood and suffering" appears to be acceptable, while wishing for a few hundred millions of non-white people to "perish in blood and suffering" presumably would be slightly less so.
For more on the state of anti-racism in Sweden, please refer to the recent article Expo and the Islamophobes by Fjordman in Global Politician.
The Tony Blair legacy
13.01.2008. Excerpts from an edited extract from The Light's On At Signpost by George MacDonald Fraser (published by Harper Collins) in Daily Mail (emphasis added):
The philosophy of political correctness is now firmly entrenched over here, too, and at its core is a refusal to look the truth squarely in the face, unpalatable as it may be. Political correctness is about denial, usually in the weasel circumlocutory jargon which distorts and evades and seldom stands up to honest analysis. [... ]
The United Kingdom has begun to look more like a Third World country, shabby, littered, ugly, run down, without purpose or direction, misruled by a typical Third World government, corrupt, incompetent and undemocratic. [...]
We were freer by far 50 years ago - yes, even with conscription, censorship, direction of labour, rationing, and shortages of everything that nowadays is regarded as essential to enjoyment.
We still had liberty beyond modern understanding because we had other freedoms, the really important ones, that are denied to the youth of today.
We could say what we liked; they can't. We were not subject to the aggressive pressure of specialinterest minority groups; they are. We had no worries about race or sexual orientation; they have. We could, and did, differ from fashionable opinion with impunity, and would have laughed PC to scorn, had our society been weak and stupid enough to let it exist.
We had available to us an education system, public and private, that was the envy of the world. We had little reason to fear being mugged or raped (killed in war, maybe, but that was an acceptable hazard).
Our children could play in street and country in safety. We had few problems with bullies because society knew how to deal with bullying and was not afraid to punish it in ways that would send today's progressives into hysterics.
We did not know the stifling tyranny of a liberal establishment, determined to impose its views, and beginning to resemble George Orwell's Ministry of Truth.
Above all, we knew who we were and we lived in the knowledge that certain values and standards held true, and that our country, with all its faults and need for reforms, was sound at heart.
HonestThinking comments: What a refreshing article! I highly recommend that you read it in full. New readers are encouraged to compare MacDonald Fraser's message with that of my own comment last year on the rule of Tony Blair; Mission accomplished?.
13.01.2008. In fewer than 50 years, Britain has changed from being a society with an acknowledged Christian basis to one which is increasingly described by politicians and the media as "multifaith". See article by Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali in The Telegraph.
12.01.2008. From Gates of Vienna: I have said a number of times that what I do here would be illegal in some countries in Europe, and that a European citizen doing what I do can be arrested there.
Britain is such a country. Its recent laws concerning the incitement of racial and religious hatred have made illegal much of what is published in the Counterjihad blogosphere.
And now the first British blogger is about to face the Multicultural perp-walk. Lionheart is a well-known patriotic blogger in England, and is on our blogroll. He is currently outside the UK, and has been informed that he will be arrested for stirring up racial hatred as soon as he returns home. Se also A Rosetta Stone for Lionheart.
HonestThinking comments: Utopian politics will in the long run necessarily lead to totalitarian regimes, due to the need to suppress the truth. The developments within the EU are ominous, and I am not at all convinced the USA is far behind. The excellent and very recent article Peace is War: The Brainwashing and Oxymorons of Political Correctness, by Baron Bodissey (editor of GoV), hits the nail on the head, and very nicely illustrates the increasingly severe challenges faced by an increasingly weakened Western civilization.
02.01.2008. As opposed to e.g. Daniel Pipes, Fjordman seems unwilling to see positive elements in Islam or among Muslims. This appears to be one of the few points of disagreements between him and me. Even so, I strongly recommend Fjordman's recent essay about important figures in popular culture acting as terrorist groupies.
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