Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Kurds from Europe Delivering Aid For Kobane

Below is a link to the emergency appeal for the people of Kurdistan, under attack by the most cruel murder machine since the Nazis. These are vulnerable people and possibly the last without a state to back them up. 


PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION TO 

THE EMERGENCY APPEAL OF KURDISTAN


Forget the Islamic iconoclastically halal dolls. Yazidi children are producing their own gorgeous dolls as Christmas gifts, while you help out Yazidi refugees!

The Anti Jewish Roots Of Anti Capitalism

Dr Yaron Brook, Director of the Ayn Rand Institute, explores the long tradition of associating the Jews with banking, money, business men, and Capitalism and the code of ethics that fuels it. 



"Wherever you find a group that is railing against capitalism, it won't be long before you attract types who want to blame Jews". (Source) H/t Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors

For centuries, financial and economic crisis have led to a marked increase in anti-semitism in the west. This is certainly true today. In this talk, Dr. Brook discussed discuss the history of anti-semitism's connection with anti-capitalism. Dr. Yaron Brook is the executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute. He is the coauthor of the national best-seller Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government and a contributing author to both Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea and Winning the Unwinnable War: America's Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism. He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs and has been a columnist at Forbes.com. A former finance professor, he speaks internationally on such topics as the causes of the financial crisis, the morality of capitalism, ending the growth of the state, and US foreign policy.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Watch the Full Length of 'The Interview' on YT

Sony cancelled their movie "The Interview" after their computer system was hacked by North Korea, causing tremendous damage and threatening terror attacks if the company went ahead with the movie that was due to be released December 25.


Sony cancels The Interview. (IMDb)

UPDATE:
Get #TheInterview NOW on digital HD. Available for U.S. consumers on: http://t.co/HlSOpKgsRQ pic.twitter.com/4NzPjlWVGj



Sunday, December 21, 2014

ISLAMIC STATE IS EXECUTING FOREIGN RECRUITS

Since they never took the trouble to study what Islam actually is, multiculturalists will be shocked to learn that their protégés of the Islamic State have begun executing foreign ISIS volunteers, because they "just want to go home".


Islam apologists are ideologues and racists (by their own definition). Multiculturalism has taken the individualist concept of inherent equality at birth (tabula rasa), and projected it on to various collectives as cultures, religions or ideologies. This shows that this notion is not just demonstrably false, but that it's a corruption. From that perspective, Islam - or any faith that involves human sacrifice or cannibalism for that matter - is just as valid as any other faith. That implies a second corruption: that religion is by definition, good. This is eternal truth, according to postmodernists. Hence, it is not even necessary to study the details of  religions and ideologies: they are equal and good and those who criticise are bigots, and evil racists.

Friday, December 19, 2014

State Dept. Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

Officials and their lapdog media are burying the fact that the terrorist who took the Café Lindt in Sydney hostage yesterday, was not just demanding an IS flag. He was also claiming to speak on behalf of IS.



Video relaying demands of the Islamic terrorist claims "this is an attack on Australia by the Islamic State". 

UPDATE: The State Dept. has just issued a worldwide travel alert for US citizens. The explanation for the attack in Sydney is going the usual way, although Robert Spencer has an angle involving a curious story about the halal certifications chief and his wife.

Interview With Survivor of the Peshawar School Massacre

Pakistan has been dancing with the devil for a long time. How dangerous that strategy is, has now become apparent: 141 dead and 120 wounded (pre)cadets, children of Pakistan Army personnel. Murdering innocent kids in cold blood in revenge, is the work of an evil death cult. 
Ahmar @Mustikhan on the Examiner has the full story. (Source)

UPDATE:

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cuban Americans Furious Over Obama's Betrayal

It's remarkable that the Left for all its dialectical world view of oppressors versus oppressed, is always rooting for the oppressors. Today Obama announced he's been conducting secret negotiations for over a year with the Cuban Castro regime.



Dec 18, 2014 Cuban-Americans Apoplectic over Obama's 'Slap in the Face' to Community.

UPDATE: How come Obama and the Left have such weak knees when it comes to dictatorships, tyrants, terrorists and rights abusers? They blame the West and the Capitalist system, which enables them to appease the bullies. The root is the philosophy of altruism.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Morality Of the Torture Report

40 million tax dollars worth of solidified self denunciation, treason and stunning hypocrisy has the CIA pushing back for the first time in its existence. The Senate Intelligence Committee never even talked to anyone involved; the report is based on information provided by the suspects' lawyers. 



Dec 10, 2014 Vice News talks to James Mitchell,  "the architect," amidst the alligators. 

UPDATE: At last! Reason calls! There's Good and there's Evil. Stress and duress in the name of Good is good, torture in the name of Evil is evil. Critics equate Good and Evil as equally valid and deem torture and duress as equally evil. At root, the critics are moral relativists. Glad we cleared that up. Duress isn't torture and is permissible in the service of the Good (saving lives, defense, bringing terrorists to justice, preventing attacks, etc.)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Putin's Russia Archive: June 10 - Dec. 14, 2014

Continued from the Live Blog


Dec. 14, 2014

Newspeak and Paranoia in Russia's Information War

Three recommended reads on Putin's Russia. The first item is illustrative of the paranoia and the misinformation in the developing tyranny. Mark the wording: "US is trying to build another Iron Curtain around Russia". There never was an Iron Curtain around Russia. The original Iron Curtain was built by the East Germans on the orders of the Soviets and was meant to prevent people from leaving the Socialist paradise. This kind to newspeak has become the order of the day. The second item is a rather comprehensive recapitulation of the current situation. The third piece of news is that Congress at last is showing its teeth.



Dec. 10, 2014

Putin's Pravda (Правда) ("Truth")

Pravda (Russian: Правда; IPA: [ˈpravdə] ( listen), "Truth") is a Russian political newspaper associated with the Communist Party of the Russian Federation. (Wiki)



Dec. 9, 2014

Putin's Weaponization Of Information




RT America's Liz Wahl resigns live on air on the heels of her colleague Abby Martin's comments in which she voiced her disagreement with certain policies of the Russian government and asserted her editorial independence.

Today let's have a look at Russian propaganda directed at the public, not to the confused with misinformation and disinformation which are mind fucks on another level. This weekend we posted an article by a Russian Libertarian, who explained that it's actually Russia that's a fascist state, not Ukraine. Students of the Russian mindset already knew that. Just as Western liberals smear every opponent with the racist allegations, to the Russians every enemy is a fascist or a Nazi. Nothing new there. (Source) Now let's have a look at Putin's open channel to Libertarian and Right-wing fans in the West, Russia Today:



Dec. 8, 2014

What Vladimir Putin Really Wants

In the recent days we posted a number of items dealing with Putin's apparent love affair with the European Right. But it would be easy to misread this intentions. Putin isn't led by ideology. He's simply working in the national interests of Greater Russia, meaning he's seeking to weaken the West by dividing it. The best way to do that is to support the disenfranchised parties on the extreme of either side of the political spectrum -- meaning the European far Right as well as the Left -- and to work against parties and countries that pursue independent paths. Recommended read >>> (Source)

The following is a master piece of Russian misinformation in the series about Special War. Watch how the picture puts a completely false twist to the story:



Dec. 7, 2014


Front National Wants Axis Paris-Berlin-Moscow


In the series of right-wing friends of Putin, today the case of France's Marine Le Pen. The Kremlin’s ties to France’s extreme-right National Front have been growing stronger. Marine Le Pen, the party leader, visited Moscow in June 2013 at the invitation of State Duma leader Sergei Naryshkin, a close associate of Putin’s. She also met with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and discussed issues of common concern, such as Syria, EU enlargement, and gay marriage. France’s ProRussia TV, which is funded by the Kremlin, is staffed by editors with close ties to the National Front who use the station to espouse views close to National Front’s own perspective on domestic and international politics. The National Front wishes to replace the EU and NATO with a pan-European partnership of independent nations, which, incidentally, includes Russia and would be driven by a trilateral Paris-Berlin-Moscow alliance. Le Pen’s spokesman, Ludovic De Danne, recently recognized the results of the Crimea referendum and stated in an interview with Voice of Russia radio that, “historically, Crimea is part of Mother Russia.” In the same interview, he mentioned that he had visited Crimea several times in the past year. Marine Le Pen also visited Crimea in June 2013.



Dec. 2, 2014

Russia Blocks Western Analysts of Islamic State




UPDATE: Is this part of the 'special war' too? Suppose it might be...



Nov. 27, 2014


Russia, Hungary and 'Special War' Against the West

States that are members of NATO and the EU are of particular interest to Moscow as it seeks to divide alliances and conquer without fighting. No European country better illustrates how Russia wages Special War than Hungary, which is a member of both NATO and the EU. Russian intelligence is highly active in Hungary, with its agents burrowed deep into politics, the security sector, and the economy.

(...) Budapest has a strategic counterintelligence problem on its hands that it is unlikely to defeat on its own. Neither is it evident that Budapest possesses the political will to seriously confront this covert threat from Moscow. 

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, in power since 2010, has led his ruling Fidesz party down an increasingly Putinesque road, while Orbán’s admiration for the Russian leader is undisguised. Not only has the current government forged close economic ties with Russia, Orbán speaks respectfully about Putin, while a recent speech the prime minister gave which denounced liberalism and the existing European democratic model, while holding up Russia as an “illiberal” model worthy of emulation, caused shock across the EU.

Although Orbán was castigating Western (neo)liberal economics more than democracy, per se, this was cold comfort as it’s evident that Putinphilia is in fashion in Budapest’s power circles. While many in the West have registered their displeasure with Orbán and his throwback nationalist ways, and some have wondered if Hungary is something of a Russophilic Trojan Horse inside NATO and the EU, the alarming fact is that Fidesz is not a particularly right-wing party by current Hungarian standards.

While Orbán possesses a strong parliamentary majority, it bears observing that the opposition is far to his right, and there lies the real concern — and Moscow’s opportunity. In April, second place in Hungary’s national elections was taken by the far-right party Jobbik, which secured twenty-one percent of the vote and twenty-five seats in parliament. Founded in 2003, Jobbik (which means “better”*) is an unapologetically radically nationalist party that despises the EU and espouses overt anti-Semitism.

While Jobbik’s particular bugbear is Hungary’s Roma population, which it has unpleasant plans for should the party ever come to power, Jobbik’s dislike of Israel and Jews isn’t something they seek to hide. In a typical case, Krisztina Morvai, Jobbik’s top female politico, suggested that Hungarian Jews who don’t like her or her party masturbate with “their tiny circumcised dicks.” In more-Putin-than-Putin fashion, Jobbik aggressively espouses traditional values and strongly dislikes gays.

The party’s youthful leader, Gábor Vona, who has led Jobbik since 2006, is prone to radical and sometimes downright odd statements, including praising Islam and espousing considerable Turcophilia in addition to his admiration for Putin’s Russia. (Affection for Turkey, whom they view as ethnic kin, has been a trope among Hungarian ultra-nationalists for over a century.) Vona’s comments about Iran are customarily warm also, as Jobbik sees Tehran as an ally against the World Zionist Conspiracy.

Of greatest concern to NATO and the EU, however, are Jobbik’s views regarding most of Hungary’s neighbors. The party espouses open irredentism against nearly all neighboring states, where large Hungarian minorities are present. After World War One, no defeated power suffered greater territorial losses than Budapest. The Allied-imposed Treaty of Trianon deprived Hungary of the majority of its territory and population, while leaving nearly a third of all Magyars (i.e. ethnic Hungarians) outside the borders of much-truncated Hungary.

There remain large Magyar populations in neighboring states, including over 150,000 in Ukraine, more than a quarter-million in Serbia (specifically Vojvodina), some 460,000 in Slovakia, and above all more than 1.2 million Magyars in Romania. Most Hungarians continue to view Trianon as an injustice, while Magyar right-wingers have foamed at the mouth about it for nearly a century.

Prime Minister Orbán has not been above playing the nationalist card, hinting at possible revisions to Trianon, causing alarm in the Danubian basin, but Jobbik goes considerably further. The party has frequently called for border revisions, leading to significant tensions with Romania and Slovakia, both of which are fellow members of NATO and the EU. While Fidesz exploits the Trianon issue every once in a while to score points with Hungarian nationalists, few think Orbán takes the issue seriously, while on the matter of its co-nationals outside Hungary Jobbik seems to be deadly earnest. Its full name is Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik Magyarországért Mozgalom).

Then there is the troubling question of foreign support for Jobbik. Many believe the party has taken secret funds from Tehran, but that has yet to be proved, while Jobbik’s close ties to Moscow are no longer a matter of conjecture. In May, Hungary’s Parliamentary National Security Committee accused Béla Kovács, a leading Jobbik player and a member of the European Parliament (MEP), of being an active Russian spy.

Although he was short of funds for years after his salad bar restaurant failed, Kovács by 2010 was flush with cash, leading to questions about the origin of his wealth. This may have something to do with Kovács’s regular clandestine meetings with Russian case officers that Hungarian counterintelligence uncovered. Kovács lived for several years in Russia and made no efforts to disguise his deep admiration for that country and Vladimir Putin. He was an agent hiding in plain sight.

In Brussels, as an MEP, Kovács was widely considered to be more a lobbyist for Moscow than for Budapest. Significantly, Kovács also serves as the President of the Alliance of European National Movements, an umbrella group of far-right parties across the EU, several of which are believed to be on the Kremlin payroll. Kovács protested his innocence of any espionage, and Jobbik brushed off accusations of secret Moscow ties, but the Hungarian media was generally skeptical, calling the suspect “KGBéla” — the nickname by which he was known inside his own party!

It is widely suspected that Kovács is not the only Jobbik higher-up to be secretly working for Moscow. Party leader Gábor Vona has made trips to Russia, palling around with leading Kremlin ideologist and ultra-nationalist Aleksandr Dugin. Former Jobbik members have stated that Vona is actually a Kremlin agent, while the Budapest media wondered about the Jobbik’s head’s curious comment in January: “masses of our sleeping agents await our victory in state administration. They are still wary of showing their support in public, but we can count on them when the time comes.” 

More than a few Hungarian patriots have looked at Jobbik and determined that it is not an actual nationalist party, rather a fake one in the pay of Moscow. This background inevitably raises questions about some of Jobbik’s recent actions. The party has fully taken Moscow’s side in the Ukraine crisis, denouncing the government in Kyiv as “chauvinistic and illegitimate,” while Jobbik has also encouraged ethnic Hungarians in Ukraine not to serve in the military to resist the Russian-directed war in the country’s east.

Jobbik has tried to stir up trouble for Ukraine in the Transcarpathia region, where the country’s Hungarians are, and there have been strange events happening lately near the Hungarian border. Antiwar protests among ethnic Hungarians have become a nuisance in Transcarpathia, where local Hungarian politicians have openly accused Jobbik of fomenting unrest to aid Moscow in its war against Ukraine, a view which is held by Ukrainian intelligence as well.

Last week’s mysterious attack on the headquarters of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) headquarters building in the border town of Uzhhorod, adjacent to Hungary, by four men in camouflage (source) has raised more questions still.

Of greatest concern are Jobbik’s recent efforts to stir up serious trouble inside NATO and the EU, particularly with regards to Romania, a critical frontline state for the Atlantic Alliance as its neighbor Ukraine is convulsed by war. Last week, party leader Vona, in a speech that praised Russia and denounced Hungary’s “Euro-Atlantic orientation,” stated that autonomy for Hungarians living in Romania is inevitable, “no matter what the Romanian state might do.”

Needless to add, this provocative statement caused serious concern in Bucharest and has raised tensions between Romania and Hungary, yet again, at a critical time when such disharmony is detrimental to both NATO and the EU. Cui bono? is the obvious question to be asked here. While Jobbik certainly are Hungarian nationalists who pine for the revision of Trianon — which most Hungarians understand is a fantasy in any military and political terms — the timing of the party’s provocations against Ukraine and Romania must be questioned.

Given its known ties with the Kremlin and its intelligence services, one need not be overly suspicious to wonder about who is calling the shots inside Jobbik. This issue matters far beyond Hungary, and with the rise of far-right parties in many European countries, some of whom, like Jobbik, openly admire Putin and his country, all those in the Euro-Atlantic region who think Russia does not represent a positive force for peace should pay attention. (Source)




Nov. 22, 2014

Greek Neo Nazi Party in Moscow For Cooperation




Golden Dawn (Ghrisi Avgi) Chapter New York: Against All. 

The Greek Neo Nazi Party, Ghrisi Avgi has held meetings with Russian officials and the top advisor for President Putin, Moscow University Professor Alexandr Dugin. Wiki The People’s Association headed by our members Artemis Mattheopoulos and Eleni Zaroulia visited Moscow and had extensive talks regarding Russian political and economic factors. This visit marks the formal approach of Hellenism with Orthodox Russia through the People’s Association, expressing the will of the Greek people for an immediate strengthening of bilateral relations. This meeting with the Moscow University Professor and advisor for Putin discussed geopolitical issues such as energy, international security and culture. Mr. Dugin discussed developments in Ukraine, the political persecution of the Golden Dawn, the geostrategic position of Russia and bilateral relations with Greece.

With respect to the possibility of cooperation between the two states Mr. Dugin was very clear and stressed that this is imperative because we share the common values ​​of Orthodoxy and culture. Greece needs to lead a cultural (and geographical) empire in the Mediterranean region. Mr. Dugin believes the destiny of our country is the creation of a new empire with cultural content, based on ancient Greek values. The Golden Dawn is a natural ally of Russia, and is fighting American expansionist policies. Russia is perfectly aware of the political persecution against us and believes that this is precisely because we talk openly in favor of a geopolitical shift towards Russia. With respect to the elections, Mr. Dugin stressed that the time is approaching to build a Europe of Nations and culture against the usurers and the decadent. (Source)



Strategy (3): Special War

What have minor conflicts in Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Transnistria, Novorossiya, Chechnya, the Baltics, Georgia, Crimea, Ukraine and Hungary have in common? All are examples of Russia involved in what is known as 'Special War'. So what is it? The conflict in Ukraine is a good example of what is known as Special Warfare -- an amalgam of espionage, subversion, even forms of terrorism to attain political ends without actually going to war in any conventional sense. Also diplomacy, misinformation and disinformation play an important role in Special War. Special war is the default setting for countries that are unable or unwilling to fight major wars, but there are prerequisites, above all a degree of cunning and a willingness to accept operational risk to achieve strategic aims. (Source)




Nov. 8, 2014


Putin: Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact 'not so bad'




During a meeting with historians Vladimir Putin revised his opinion of the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact that Moscow signed with Nazi Germany. "...what’s bad about that if the Soviet Union didn’t want to fight?"

UPDATE: Vladimir Putin has said there was nothing bad about the Nazi-Soviet Pact, the non-aggression treaty which led to the carve-up of Poland at the outset of the Second World War, suggesting Britain and France were to blame for Adolf Hitler's march into Europe. The Russian president made the comments at a meeting with young historians in Moscow, during which he urged them to examine the lead-up to the war, among other subjects. The comments are likely to cause dismay in eastern Europe, amid wider debate in Russia about growing attempts to use history as a means of shoring up Mr Putin's rule. Mr Putin said that Western historians today try to "hush up" the 1938 Munich Agreement, in which France and Britain – led by Neville Chamberlain, the prime minister – appeased Adolf Hitler by acquiescing to his occupation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland. "Chamberlain came, waved a piece of paper and said, 'I've brought you peace' when he returned to London after the talks," Mr Putin, who is a keen amateur historian, said on Wednesday, according to a Kremlin transcript. (Source)


World's Most Powerful Man Isn't a Benevolent Giant

The time will come that many will think back about the good old days of Pax Americana. When power was dominated by a benevolent giant with a very big gun. As American power wanes, the vacuum is filled by the world's bullies and other scum that come crawling out of the woodwork, unafraid anyone will interfere with their lust for power for power's sake.
As Vladimir Putin tops the Forbes list of powerful men, Russia targets NATO with air incursions and moves missiles toward Ukraine. As it does, Finland warns Europe is "at the gates of a new kind of cold war." (...) Forbes says its rankings are based on "an evaluation of hard power" and reflect the ability of those ranked to "wield the kind of power that shapes and bends the world, and moves people, markets, armies and minds." Putin is on the march as the lamest of lame-duck presidents watches the world move on without him. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto spoke to the British newspaper Guardian from his private residence before a conference Thursday at the Northern Future Forum with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Nordic and Baltic state leaders. He spoke after Finnish FA-18 Hornets intercepted a Russian Antonov AN-27 transport plane as it violated Finnish airspace. (...) (Source)


Nov. 7, 2014

Putin Critic and Gay Activist Found Dead

A well-known Russian actor who was a vocal critic of the Kremlin has been found dead in suspicious circumstances at his home in Moscow. Alexei Devotchenko, 49, was discovered in his apartment in the north of the city, police told Russia news agencies. "There is reason to suppose that the artist's death is of a criminal character," said one law enforcement source. Mr Devotchenko was know for his roles in several popular television drama series such as "Bandit Petersburg" and "The Street of Broken Lamps" and in performances at the highly regarded Moscow Art Theatre. Some reports said the actor was found by a friend in a pool of blood outside his home while others said he was inside the apartment. (Source)



Nov. 1, 2014

Russian State Watchdog Warns Critical Radio Station

A Russian state watchdog has warned a radio station known for its critical reporting of President Vladimir Putin's government over a talk show it broadcast about the Ukraine conflict, the station said on its website on Friday. The warning issued to Ekho Moskvy is seen as putting further pressure on Russian media, which have experienced a series of restrictions in the 14 years of Putin's rule. If a second warning is issued within a year, the station can be shut down. According to the copy of the warning notice by the watchdog Roskomnadzor posted on the Ekho Moskvy website, a show it ran earlier this week contained "information justifying war crimes practices." (Source)



Oct. 24, 2014



Oct 24, 2014 Putin speaking to political experts at a meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi. He accused the U.S. of destabilizing the world by trying to enforce its will on other countries. (Putin speech only).

Putin: "US Is Destabilizing the World"

You have to agree with Putin as far as the deeply vicious foreign policy known as Arab Spring is concerned. This is at the core an exercise to bring the Muslim Brotherhood to power as the 'democratic, secular and peaceful' alternative for virulent Islamism -- except that it essentially the same. Egypt has to thank its plucky people for rescuing their country in the nick of time. As regards everything else, Putin is utterly wrong, because his fundamentals are wrong. Like every European leader he is reasoning from group think, in 'blocks' of states locked in a balance of power. This is Cold War think. Sovereign states are made up of individuals who choose their own course, even if they happen to be physically in Moscow's 'orbit'.
The United States is destabilizing the global order by trying to impose its will on other nations, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Friday, warning that the world will face new wars if Washington fails to respect the interests of other countries. In a speech to political experts in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi, Putin pointed to wars in Iraq, Libya and Syria as examples of botched U.S. policies that have led to chaos. With visible emotion, he said Washington and its allies have been "fighting against the results of its own policy" in those countries. "They are throwing their might to remove the risks they have created themselves, and they are paying an increasing price," Putin said. (Source)


Sep. 30, 2014

Back in the USSR: Merkel Evokes the Cold War




The Beatles: Back In the U.S.S.R. (LOVE Version) - H/t @MartijnHeeroma


Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union and the U.S. may be facing a long confrontation with Russia over Ukraine, citing the 40 years it took East Germany to escape communist control. Merkel, who grew up in former East Germany, signaled determination to uphold EU sanctions on Russia in comments in Berlin yesterday that underscored the fraught relationship with President Vladimir Putin, whose actions in the Ukrainian crisis she says are rooted in a Cold War mentality. “I don’t see any change at the moment regarding Russia’s position,” Merkel said. “We needed 40 years to overcome East Germany. Sometimes in history one has to be prepared for the long haul, and not ask after four months if it still makes sense to keep up our demands.” Merkel’s warning added to her comments to German industry leaders last week that an end to the ‘‘deep-rooted conflict’’ with Russia is far off as a cease-fire fails to halt fighting between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists. “Merkel lost faith in Putin a long time ago, but there’s now a realization in Germany and Europe that the Ukraine conflict is turning from hot-phase crisis management into a long game,” Jan Techau, head of the Carnegie Endowment’s office in Brussels, said by phone today. (Source)



Sep. 7, 2014

Russian Propaganda Machine In Overdrive

The Russian propaganda and desinformazie machine is in overdrive. Earlier the news broke that Russian soldiers go door to door in the Donbas region of Ukraine, imposing a Russification program just like we've seen in Crimea and in Georgia in 2008 prior to the annexations (source); presently we learn it's Finlands turn for a Heim-Ins-Reich campaign. Except that, Finland is totally unaware of this. Appeasement politics is to thank for these relentless attacks. (Source, autotranslation) And that's not all:
"Anti-Semitism started World War II, Russophobia could start the third. Finland is one of the most russiphobian countries in Europe, together with Sweden and the Baltic states,” says Russian President Vladimir Putin’s personal envoy Sergei Markov, interviewed by Hufudstadsbladet this weekend. The interview with Markov is made after Finland´s President Sauli Niinistö last week said a referendum would be required to change the country´s constitutionally neutral status before a possible NATO membership could be applied. Finland is today, together with Sweden, members of NATO’s affiliate program known as the Partnership for Peace. “Russia recommends Finland not to join NATO. That military alliance has lost its aim and goal and is therefore looking for new tasks. If Finland joins NATO it would weaken the security in Europe, not strengthen it,” says Sergei Markov in the interview. (Source)



Sep. 6, 2014

Feudal Russians Do Not Understand the West

One of the worst mistakes is to explain the enemy from our own paradigm. This pertains particularly to the Russians. They view the world in power blocs. Historically the Russians see their power bloc as Mother Russia and her children, buffers and vassal states that are little more than pawns on a chess board.  If politics warranted it entire populations were deported to other parts of the Empire. From that perspective a former vassal who has the intention of  joining NATO, is an act of aggression. The same goes for NATO itself. Though a defensive treaty, Russia sees it as an aggressive plot against the Empire. Every independent state is free to apply for membership of  NATO, but the Russians wouldn't know freedom and independence if it drifted in their borscht. But they do not get to set the moral standard.
(...) a Russian general has called for Russia to revamp its military doctrine, last updated in 2010, to clearly identify the U.S. and its NATO allies as Moscow's enemy number one. That in itself is not disturbing: we reported as much yesterday and is merely more rhetorical posturing. Where things, however, get very problematic is that the general demands that Russia spell out the conditions under which the country would launch a preemptive nuclear strike against the 28-member military alliance. (...) (Source)



Aug. 24, 2014

Why "War Is Coming to Europe"



July 24, 2014: Interview with Russian Presidential Advisor Sergei Glazyev who said that "war is coming to Europe".
The log on July 29, 2014 mentions a Putin adviser who has predicted that "war is coming to Europe". The above is a larger section of the interview with Sergei Glazyev and we can hear on what basis he has come to that statement. It's a very instructive interview in many respects, as it offers a unique insight into the minds of the Russian rulers. These people wouldn't know Liberty if they happened to fall over it! On the face of it, is sounds rational enough, but if you listen carefully it is a collection of mystical prejudices, propaganda and conspiracy theories in a mindset that is entirely statist (or perhaps even imperialistic). This was the Evil Empire that deported entire populations across the vast Eurasian landmass, stretching from Ukraine to Siberia because it suited their political goals. It's tyranny at its worst. Libertarians and EU haters ignore this at their peril. H/t @JackMarsman





Aug. 10, 2014

Pro or Anti Putin's Russia? 



Authoritarian Vladimir Putin taking Russia on the way to a fascist superstate.

At the moment we see two separate fallacies developing in the West concerning the nature of Putin and Russia. In Libertarian circles it is now fashionable to hate the US and to love Putin. Apparently Putin's Russia is all about individual liberty, non coercion and a limited state - which is of course ludicrous! In Europe the political Right is trapped in another Hegelian tread mill rooted in disgust for the EU. Since the EU is championing Ukrainian independence, the European Right has come out against Brussels and Kiev and pro Putin and Russia. Both stands are equally irrational. Yaron Brook, director of the Ayn Rand Institute explains the right arguments in two podcasts:

  • Why aren’t you taking a pro-Russia stance against Ukraine? (Source)
  • What should the United States do about Russia’s aggression toward the Ukraine? (Source)



July 31, 2014

An Anti Putin Ad For Polish Apples





July 29, 2014

Putin Adviser: "War Is Coming In Europe"

An associate of Putin has made very ominous remarks in the aftermath of the Yukos verdict, which was a triumph for property rights. Yukos was a nationalized privatized petroleum company which, until 2003, was controlled by Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky. After Yukos was bankrupted, Khodorkovsky was convicted of fraud and sent to prison. He was released earlier this year. (Source) The arbitration court's decision in The Hague last week to rule in favor of Yukos shareholders (and thus against the allegedly "politically motivated" confiscation of the firm's assets by the Russian government) with a $50 billion settlement (half what was sought) has prompted a quick and angry response from the Russian government. ZeroHedge has this:

Having $50 billion of assets under potential seizure is enough to make anyone whince. However, despite a quickly worded statement on the Yukos award, Vladimir Putin seems less than anxious to find a resolution. We think we know why, and it's very concerning. As The FT reports confirming our earlier comments: 
The award is a landmark not just for its size – 20 times the previous record for an arbitration ruling. The tribunal also found definitively that Russia’s pursuit of Yukos and its independently-minded main shareholder, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a decade ago was politically motivated. ... Though Russia cannot appeal against the award, Moscow said it would pursue all legal avenues for trying to get it “set aside”. Even if the ruling stands, shareholders face a tortuous battle trying to enforce it. If Moscow refuses to pay, they must pursue Russian sovereign commercial assets in the 150 countries that are party to the so-called 1958 New York Convention on enforcing arbitration awards.
But perhaps this explains why Putin is not coming out swinging, as The FT concludes, 
One person close to Mr Putin said the Yukos ruling was insignificant in light of the bigger geopolitical stand-off over Ukraine. “There is a war coming in Europe,” he said. “Do you really think this matters?” 
(Source)



July 5, 2014

Putin Is Turning Russia Into A Premodern State

A law banning swearing in film, theater and other forms of art took effect Tuesday, outlawing the profanity abundantly used in works by Russian literary giants like novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky and poets such as Alexander Pushkin and Mikhail Lermontov. The so-called profanity law, signed by President Vladimir Putin in May, lists the use of four particular swear words and their derivatives — a particularly vulgar and vivacious lexicon known as Russian "mat" — in public performances as punishable by fines of up to 2,500 rubles ($70) for individuals and up to 50,000 rubles for companies and organizations. The 19th century Russian novelist Dostoyevsky, however, devoted an essay praising the all-encompassing expressive powers of one of the simple monosyllabic words now banned under the new law, arguing it could replace all others in Russian speech. And the novelist hardly suffered from a limited vocabulary. (Source)


June 10, 2014

Putin Agrees With Petition to Revert to Stalingrad

This pretty much tells you all you need to know.




Friday, December 12, 2014

Lumping All Sunnis Together With Terrorists

All Sunnis are terrorists. All Asians are rapists. All blacks are looters. The Left is rightly rejecting generalizations, smearing and lumping -- except when they are the ones doing it. And the intention behind their moral rejection is quite nefarious. 

Media lapdog, Newsweek has posted an article that follows the Obama narrative to the letter. Not Obama's premature withdrawal of US troops out of Iraq is responsible for the Islamic State crisis, but the Iraqi Government of Nouri Al Maliki. That's because it 'disenfranchised' the Sunnis which led the tribes to join IS en masse. A few things can be said about this narrative. First of all that there's a kernel of truth to this logic; but that's merely coincidence. The aim of the assertion is to make reality conform to their political expediency. Which makes the narrative fallacious as well as evil. Yes, Sunnis have been flocking to IS, but many more have not.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Contest for 2015 Atlas Shrugged Crony Awards Open

When I say 'capitalism,' I mean a full, pure, uncontrolled, unregulated laissez-faire capitalism—with a separation of state and economics, in the same way and for the same reasons as the separation of state and church. – Ayn Rand 


Enter now for the 2015 Atlas Shrugged Crony Awards.

Unfortunately today we live in a mixed economy full of examples of special interests merging with the power of the state. We have developed the Atlas Shrugged Cronyism Contest to allow everyone to participate in identifying and educating about the destructive nature of crony capitalism.

Here is how the contest works:

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Appeal From a Russian Libertarian

Libertarians have fallen hook, line and sinker for Russia's President, Vladimir Putin for having the balls to stand up to the NWO establishment, the Obama police state and the EU. But that doesn't make Putin a better man, just more dangerous. He's hardly the champion of Liberty, individual rights and free enterprise.


It's a contradiction, but premodernist Vladimir Putin's politics are attractive to Libertarian postmodernists. 

Russia has never had an Enlightenment. Mentally the country is still in the premodern state. Putin's mystical, collectivist-altruist, ethno-nationalistic direction does nothing to improve the situation. The following is a heart-felt appeal to Libertarians in the West. What upsets the author most, is that western Libertarians are defending lesser freedom. He hopes this post will allow fellow Libertarians to see through Russian propaganda a little better.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

60 Jailed in Gouda For Protesting Black Pete

The postmodernist activists waging war on Black Pete are going for the kill this year. Even the UN and the international media joined battle. Yet scant research in ethnographic sources testifies to quite different roots than racism and slavery.


The public debate hasn't stopped for over a year, with politicians and judges entering the fray, upto the highest judicial Court entering a correct verdict earlier this week that the appearance of Black Pete isn't up to the rulers to decide. But postmodern protesters, with in their wake a host of 'antifascist' activists have not given up. Crying children, scared to death and a people squarely behind the popular figure of Black Pete, even if dressed up like a politically correct Gouda cheese. 


Friday, November 14, 2014

Pat Condell Makes a Public Apology

Pat is full heartedly, unreservedly apologizing to all slimy, filthy, corrupt life forms on planet Earth for falsely morally equating them with British establishment politicians. Make that universal, and Pat's polemic is rooted in reality. 



Nov 14, 2014 Corruption across the EU "breathtaking" - EU Commission (cited source)


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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

LIVE! 25 Years After the Wall: Farage and Klaus in Direct Democracy Conference

Nigel Farage, Vaclav Klaus at Europe For Direct Democracy Conference on Fall of Berlin Wall.



Live Stream. Stand by. Wednesday 12 November 2014 12:30-14:00 UK, 13:30-15:00 CET.

25 Years After the Wall: a Reminder of the Total State


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25 Years After the Wall: Socialism Was Great!

Twenty-five years ago the symbol of totalitarian altruism - the Berlin Wall, officially referred to as the "Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart" - fell. The peoples in the countries behind it - in Russia's buffers and satellite states - stood up against the raw power that had suppressed their morality for over 40 years. But the revolt was sparked by the stupid mistake of an apparatchik.



Film reveals the brutal life and chaotic death of the Berlin Wall, the central symbol of Communism.

The film begins with the history of the conflict and technology that built the wall, and moves to the escape attempts and true-life espionage tales associated with it. We learn about a blunder that ended the Cold War and the ultimate demise of the USSR. This fast moving documentary covers all the major events in an accessible and exciting fashion. In addition to insider reports and rare footage, this documentary features interviews with major players, including Mikhail Gorbachev and George H.W. Bush.

UPDATE: LIVE EVENT;

DIRECT DEMOCRACY CONFERENCE 

with Nigel Farage and Vaclav Klaus

Wednesday Nov. 12, 12:30 UK, 13:30 CET


Friday, November 7, 2014

Quran 98:6 Explains Moral Outrages Like Mass Rape

Muslims are not born evil. Ideas, including religion, are acquired. For Muslims those ideas are laid down in Islamic Scripture. If we study their meaning we start to understand why Islamic morality is vastly different from other religious or philosophical systems.

UPDATE: This blog started tongue in cheek, but it actually sheds light on  moral issues that are not understood in other cultures. Like the one posed here. Why did Muslims protest the Mohammed cartoons, but remain silent when their religion of peace causes outcries like this? Simple. The girl is a devil worshipper, and in the eyes of Muslims the dredges of the dredges. Moreover, she's a slave: the justification of sex with slaves is covered in Scripture. So there's no moral problem here.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

US Launched New Airstrikes On Khorasan Group

According to the US Director of the National Counterterrorism, very dangerous veteran al Qaeda fighters have been posted in Syria to recruit US and European passport holders for an attack on the West. Turns out the group's existence is entirely artificial and serves multiple purposes. 



Sep 18, 2014: Robert Spencer explains the significance of the new Jihad group, Khorasan.

UPDATE: A French bombmaker has been taken out as well as weapons and vehicles, according to a report on Fox News Radio.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Americans Dump Obama's Socialism, Big Time!

Voters handed control of the Senate to Republicans for the first time in eight years and House Republicans are looking at a majority of historical proportions: Republicans picked up 14 seats giving them their largest majority since 1928.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Downturn in the Islamic State's Cattle and Slave Market

Two Kurdish film makers have produced and published a short video of an IS sex slave market in the heart of Europe, namely in central London. It begs a number of questions. This is the reality in which we live in the year 2014.


Oct 15, 2014 A short film by @arahmangok and @lalescaksu of the re-enactment of an IS slave market in London. Media enquiries at www.compassion4kurdistan.co.uk - H/t @TaninKendal

UPDATE: The cattle and slave market in the Islamic State is not exactly laissez faire. Prices are set the Caliphate.


The Left, the Dunhams and the War On Women

Carroll Dunham is an American pomo artist, father to the actress @LenaDunham, currently the center of a controversy between the Left and the Right after she confessed in an auto biography to have sexually abused her kid sister.




























Carroll Dunham posing with an example of his works, one in a series of paintings of giant pink vaginas set in various natural surroundings. 

So what's this controversy all about? 
The actress on HBO’s media buzzy but poorly rated Girls is having a bad week because in her memoir, which she wrote, she admitted to engaging in behaviors with her younger sister that she described as predatory. Those behaviors include paying her sister with candy to kiss her on the lips, and masturbating right next to her.

Dangerous Times: A Word On Evil

Few are aware of the danger of our time. Because only few understand the nature of evil and how it takes over reality. The West is so relativistic that the entire concept of absolutes - the nature of morality - is beyond its cognitive grasp.


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Dutch Intel: The Growth of Professional Jihadism

In 2010 the Dutch jihadist movement began a process of far-reaching change, when several jihadists were prevented from leaving the Netherlands to join fellow jihadists in Pakistan and Somalia. The networks had to improve their modus operandi, leading to a wholesale internal professionalization.
This conclusion and the recent case in Canada (source) questions the wisdom of preventing Jihadists from travelling to their place of deployment.  It was entirely predictable that this policy would produce unwanted effects.

Liberty, 10 Years After the Killing of Theo van Gogh

Ten years to the day after the slaughter of Theo van Gogh, let's look back and see where we stand. Those willing to face facts, see a frightening reality that is an existential threat to humanity and the entire civilization.


Painting by Philip Awuy: Pim Fortuyn, Theo van Gogh, Ayaan Hirsi Ali - H/t @PeterSiebelt

There is one important difference standing out between today and ten years ago. At the time many thought that Islam is a morally neutral movement, like say, liberalism or rock 'n roll. A cultural idea that free people are at liberty to practice if they so wish. It has taken some time to figure out, that an idea that is directly opposed to the Good, isn't a moral equal, but an enemy. Many have managed to make that cognitive step. But the genocides in Iraq and Syria, the enslavement of women and children, the crucifixions, the looting, the floggings and the stonings on a massive scale have not been able to penetrate the teflon layer that separates the evaders from reality, leaders like Barack Obama, that labor under the insane view that "Islam has nothing to do with Islamic State" and that "no religion condones terrorism". Read the ffing Koran, I say!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Hong Kong Protests: Democracy Can't Wait!

Demonstrators have been protesting China’s plan for Hong Kong’s 2017 elections. The elections will be less democratic than Beijing had earlier promised. On September 24, the student-led pro-democracy protesters moved to Hong Kong’s financial district, Central.


UPDATE: Fake democracy they call it, and it is: voters can chose between a number of Government vetted parties, like in Iran. Which again goes to show: there's more to self government than a ballot box. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Poor Is Good, Less Is More!

The present is a good example of ideological manipulation that is going on all the time, category postmodern 'politically correct thought and rhetoric; academic attacks on thought and language' from this chart on the Evolution of Socialism. (Source) Don't get manipulated; beware!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Jihadist Attacks on Individuals: A New Trend?

The two terrorist attacks in Canada in as many days did not come as a surprise. Since the country joined the coalition against Islamic State there was a spike in IS related chatter. Today, Caucus Meeting Day meant that all parties would be in attendance in the Parliament Building in Ottawa.



Tarek Fatah: Has anyone denounced the doctrine of armed Jihad or the prayer to grant Muslims victory over infidels? 

UPDATE: Anyone spot a trend here? What's next? Hand to hand combat in the streets?


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Postmodern Islamist Does a Hatchet Job

A hatchet-wielding Islamist steeped in Postmodern liberation ideology attacked a group of patrol officers in the New York City district of Queens, injuring two before the other officers shot and killed him. A bystander was wounded.



Oct 23, 2014 Video credit: Devon McCarthy, owner of McCarthy's Books.

A hatchet-wielding man attacked a group of patrol officers in a busy commercial district in Queens on Thursday, injuring two before the other officers shot and killed him. A bystander was wounded in the gunfire. The deceased suspect has been identified in multiple reports as 32-year-old Zale Thompson, an apparent Muslim who lived in Queens. Asked if the attack could be related to terrorism, Bratton didn’t rule it out. He cited the fatal shooting of a solider in Canada earlier this week – what officials there have called a terror attack – as reason for concern.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Confronting Evil, Courage is Contagious

With the recent (temporary) victory in Kobane against the forces of evil, here's a little something to lift your spirits. 


And please remember that in the light of history this is an epic, existential battle for civilization. The Kurds and many other brave men and women are going through their darkest hours on behalf of all of us. Please consider donating to the fund. And please remember that appeasement of bullies spells success: it will only lead to more problems ahead. Evil must be confronted to be overcome. There is no alternative! 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Erdogan of Turkey and the Politics of Deception

Turkey, the loyal NATO member and future non Christian star of the European Union, is slowly but surely moving towards a totalitarian, theocratic state under Islam. And it is happening largely under the radar. 


Anthology of contradiction: Erdogan has made hundreds of hypocritical speeches in over 40 years in politics and is still producing them.

Historically Turkey has been a valued member of NATO as a bridge between Europe and Asia. The country had an important role during the Cold War as a buffer against Communism. To the ideologues in the EU, membership of Turkey would prove their imperial project is not a 'Christian club', but a multicultural empire in which not just everyone, but also every religion and every culture, is fully equal... except Western culture and Christianity, that are uniquely evil and must be destroyed - for its own good, of course. Turkey would grow the EU by 81,6 million Europeans (source) which is slightly more than the largest EU country, Germany (source) that has a population of just 80,6 million. The power of Turkey would be such, that memberhip would change the overall character of the Union. Which is no problem, given that every country is equal. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Flipside Goes Anti-Jihad With Bosch Fawstin

The Flipside with Michael Loftus offers a fresh perspective by taking on the flipside of the news, commentary, and pop-culture. The show has a distinct conservative/libertarian angle. His excellent rant on Global Warming from the second episode immediately went viral, including The Blaze and Fox News.



Oct 13, 2014  This episode of The Flipside features special guest cartoonist Bosch Fawstin.

The Flipside goes anti-Jihad with the guest Bosch Fawstin - author of Pigman - as well as with Michael's excellent rant about O.J. Simpson's conversion to Islam, and some jokes by one of our all time favorite blogs, The People's Cube which is part of the Flipside team. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Cheney: 9/11 Will Look Like a Walk in the Park

Former Vice President Dick Cheney opened up for a nearly two hour interview with Bill Kristol, as part of the latest installment of Conversations With Bill Kristol. He says 9/11 will turn out to be not nearly as bad as the next mass casualty attack against the United States.


Oct 12, 2014 Dick Cheney and Bill Kristol discuss Cheney's time as secretary of defense, the Gulf War, the Nixon and Ford Years, the Reagan years, 9/11, and the threats we face today.

Chapter 1 (00:15 - 10:37): Secretary of Defense Cheney
Chapter 2 (10:37 - 35:14): The Gulf War\
Chapter 3 (35:14 - 53:23): From Nixon to Ford
Chapter 4 (53:23 - 1:10:09): President Gerald Ford
Chapter 5 (1:10:09 - 1:23:48): The Reagan Years
Chapter 6 (1:23:48 - 1:39:33): Dick Cheney on 9/11
Chapter 7 (1:39:33 - 1:51:39): Threats We Face

On the last point, Cheney surveyed the world -- particulary the Middle East -- and expressed concern about Iran getting nuclear weapons. If that happens, Cheney predicted, many other countries in the region would quickly acquire nuclear weapons, too. "So we're in a very dangerous period and I think it's more threatening than the period before 9/11," Cheney predicted. "I think 9/11 will turn out to be not nearly as bad as the next mass casualty attack against the United States--which, if and when it comes, will be with something far deadlier than [with] airline tickets and box cutters."

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Escape From Boko Haram: Remember #BringBackOurGirls ?

Back in May celebrities and polititicians launched a hashtag campaign to Bring Back Our Girls. Even the UN and the Security Council, all people with real power, jumped on the soap box. The exercise in Narcissism obscured the fact that this heinous crime had anything to do with Islam. The fact was simply ignored.



In Nigeria some 300 girls have been kidnapped from their dormitory by members of the Islamic Jihadist group, Boko Haram (translation: Western Education is a Sin).  A few escaped Chibok Girls Share Their Experience.

UPDATE: Remember the Chibok girls? Well, there's news!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Who's More Evil? Islamic State or Islamic Republic?

Who poses the bigger threat?  Islamic State or the Islamic Republic of Iran? It's actually a false dilemma. Both the Sunni and Shia side are equally hostile to Western values and to Liberty at large. But some are working hard to get the West into the Sunni camp. 



Islamic State vs. Iran: Which Threat Is Bigger?

UPDATE: Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the point that if Iran is armed with a nuclear bomb, it would pose the "gravest threat to us all".  He added that defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and leaving the Islamic Republic on the side is akin to “winning the battle and losing the war.” (Source) Both sides, battling it out in Iraq and Syria for Shia or Sunni hegemony in the Middle East, are in fact equally evil and hostile to Liberty.

From the Mouth of Babes: "Islamic State is Right"

Those who deny that Islam has anything to do with Islamic State are clutching at straws. If you labor under the fact-free notion that "Islam is a religion of peace", or "that no religion condones terrorism", or "Islam has been hijacked by a few radicals", the following may come as a bit of a shock. 


ISIS Hostage speaks out and stuns everyone in the room.

Students of Islam have been saying this all along. Islamic State is vintage Islam and is by definition harking back to its roots and the example of Mohammed. Now we hear it from an unbiased boy and everyone is shocked, shocked! But not to fret: the excuses are already piled up high. This boy has been 'brainwashed'. And here we have another piece of prime bullshit! IS is chopping off heads for... (sit down for this one)... propaganda purposes!  (Source) None are so blind as those that will not see. Postmodernist Naomi Klein is going where we might expect her: she's denying the beheading of hostages is happening at all! Muslims wouldn't do that! They're forgeries. LOL The whole thing is food for psychopathologists.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Pat Condell: Laughing at the New Inquisition

"Anything but the truth" could be a 'progressive' motto. In this video, "The truth is incorrect" Pat Condell tries to explain the difference between a 'progressive' and a genuine liberal.



Sep 23, 2014 The stench of hypocrisy from the 'progressive' high moral ground. 

UPDATE: To normal people the logic of  the Left is beyond comprehension. Pat brings it up in his video. Every culture is equal; except the West, which is uniquely evil. That explains the inexplicable: