Saturday, January 14, 2017

Triggering: A Sharia State of Mind



TRIGGER WARNING!!!

An emblem for a Sharia state of mind
This column can be deemed Trigger Warning-worthy because it mocks trigger warning addicts and others dependent on post-adolescence pacifiers.

Short of declaring reality off-limits, the number of things being declared persona non grata by college students seems to be multiplying.

However, is it my imagination or are today’s college students establishing a kind of secular Sharia, sans a mystical deity, without possessing an inkling of knowledge of Islamic law? It could go under another name most college students would be horrified by but unable to refute: Fascism. Historically, Fascism as a collectivist movement, relied on physical force to propagate and impose its various statist agendas, from Hitler’s racist supremacism, to the Perons’ class warfare against the upper and middle classes.

Sharia is a code of Islamic “law” that defines acceptable behavior and “codifies” do’s and don’ts for the average, gullible, brain-stunted Muslim. By its nature, and because of its purpose, it is totalitarian; it prescribes and governs virtually every action, decision, and choice of an individual.  

Like Nazi ideology (and it is no coincidence that Islam is compatible with Nazism [National Socialism], and vice versa), Islam erases the individual, requiring him to live, breathe, and eat for Allah in across-the-board submission. It even prescribes his bodily functions and behavior in the bathroom.

In the totalitarian regimes, as the Germans found out after only a few months of Hitler's rule, every detail of life is prescribed, or proscribed.  There is no longer any distinction between private matters and public matters. "There are to be no more private Germans," said Friedrich Sieburg, a Nazi writer;  "each is to attain significance only by his service to the state, and to find complete self-fulfillment in his service." "The only person who is still a private individual in Germany," boasted Robert Ley, a member of the Nazi hierarchy, after several years of Nazi rule, "is somebody who is asleep."

Your life purpose and goal as a Muslim is to join the Ummah, or the whole collective of Islam, around the globe, and you can join it by advancing the spread of Islam. (I’ve always nicknamed it “The Borg.”)

Substitute the state with Allah, and there is no fundamental difference between Islam and Nazism. Dutch politician Geert Wilders has been right all the long.
Geert Wilders: Always standing tall for Civilization

So many things upset or offend a Muslim. So many offences may get you, a non-compliant Muslim or an infidel killed. That has happened countless times, everywhere, and counted tens of thousands of victims. Here is a short list of permissions and prohibition from Billionbibles:

• Theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand (above).
• Criticizing or denying any part of the Quran is punishable by death.
• Criticizing Muhammad or denying that he is a prophet is punishable by death.
• Criticizing or denying Allah, the god of Islam is
punishable by death.
• A Muslim who becomes a non-Muslim [an apostate] is punishable by death.
• A non-Muslim who leads a Muslim away from Islam is punishable by death.
• A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death.
• A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old.
• Girls' clitoris should be cut (Muhammad's words, Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 5251). [Columbia University students recently polled said they were comfortable with female genital mutilation, or FGM]
• A woman can have 1 husband, who can have up to 4 wives; Muhammad can have more.
• A man can beat his wife for insubordination.
• A man can unilaterally divorce his wife; a woman needs her husband's consent to divorce.
• A divorced wife loses custody of all children over 6 years of age, or when they exceed it.
• Testimonies of four male witnesses are required to prove rape against a woman.
• A woman who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).
• A woman's testimony in court, allowed in property cases, carries ½ the weight of a man's.
• A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits.
• A woman may not drive a car, as it leads to fitnah (upheaval).  [or accidents?]
• A woman cannot speak alone to a man who is not her husband or relative.
•Edible meat must come from animals that have been sacrificed to Allah, i.e., be "Halal."[“Edible meat” does not include pork, or any by-product of it; pork is verboten to Muslims]
• Muslims should engage in Taqiyya and lie to non-Muslims to advance Islam.

In July 2012, Dr. Hans Jansen wrote in his excellent and comprehensive FrontPage article, “What is Sharia?”:

The Islamic Sharia is a system of law. It is a collection of prohibitions, admonitions and commands about human behavior. The Sharia is not an internal matter that only concerns Islam and Muslims. The Sharia includes a large number of provisions about people who are not Muslims. These rules are usually prohibitions that carry severe penalties if violated. These provisions of the Sharia make life unsafe and uncertain for someone who lives under Sharia law and who is not a Muslim.

Under Sharia law, someone who is not a Muslim possesses no inalienable rights. If I am wrong here, I will be relieved, and happy to stand corrected and receive your e-mails pointing out why I am wrong. But if I am right, a prisoner in Guantanamo Bay possesses more rights than a Jew or a Christian who lives under Sharia law…..

Muslim theology claims that Sharia law is divine. If unfamiliar new questions arise for which the Sharia has to provide an answer, Sharia specialists, at least in theory, put forward a solution that is based upon the four principles or ‘roots’, of the Sharia. These four principles will reemerge again and again in all discussions concerning the Sharia. They are Koran, Hadith, Analogy and Agreement.

Obama kicked him out of the Oval Office
I wrote in “Trigger Happy,” that “Cashing in on their students’ prenatal Progressive upbringing, and on their potty-training, modern educators patronize and encourage the bewildering universe of the modern college student, who has been taught that nothing is real and that therefore reality is anything you want it to be.  If you think a thing is dangerous or offensive, you deserve a “safe place” from it, and more, that you should be warned of its proximity and that steps should be taken to expel it from reality – or at least from a snowflake’s consciousness.”

University students studying the death of Christ are being given trigger warnings before being shown images of the Crucifixion. Theology undergraduates studying an introductory Bible course at the highly-regarded University of Glasgow are being warned that the execution may distress them.

They are given the opportunity to skip lectures entirely if they are too fearful that the Biblical imagery may upset them.

Those triggers also extend to such worrisome things as forensic evidence, dead animals, and urban rioting.

Warnings are also given to the university’s veterinary students who work with dead animals, and those studying ‘contemporary society’ who will be discussing illness and violence.

Students of forensic science at Strathclyde University in Glasgow are given a ‘verbal warning… at the beginning of some lectures where sensitive images, involving blood patterns, crime scenes and bodies etc are in the presentation’.

Muslims, of course, are already granted dozens of mandatory “trigger warnings.” In fact, they are demanding that the whole country – or all of Europe – be converted, in conformance with Sharia, into a “safe space,” which now, in Muslim-occupied sections of major European cities, goes under the appellation of a “no go zone,” where they can express their outraged hurt feelings or plot their latest depredation against “infidel” without worry about the police. Barring that, they’ll exercise their right to riot and stab and rape and set fire to their own mosques and call it someone else’s “hate crime.”

White "supremacists" who trigger the Sharia-minded
In sum, a kind of campus-defined brand of Sharia, has effectively been established and regulated by the trigger fingers of hypersensitive students. “You can’t show that! It’s offensive and upsetting!” Often, without even a cue from their professors (but too often in accordance with an academic, Marxist agenda), students will identify a trigger-worthy pariah, these students have been well-trained and brainwashed: Cecil Rhodes, Thomas Jefferson, Brexit, Israel, Jews, Winston Churchill, and the list could go on. God, as he is depicted in Western lore, is “white,” and so can be protested, claim the Black Lies Matter fascists. The major Western philosophers, from Socrates and Aristotle, up to the West’s major philosophical nemeses who gave rise to it all, Immanuel Kant and Georg F. Hegel, were “white,” so “off with their heads, too,” and exorcize them out of the syllabus! We don’t want to know who laid the intellectual groundwork of what we want NOW and what we want banished!
Jefferson: a bête noire on many campuses

University officials are succumbing to, or are encouraging, a “Sharia state of mind” in their faculties, in their classrooms, and in their students. It is a totalitarian “state of mind” eerily similar to that which existed in Nazi Germany (a “state of mind” being revived in modern Germany to the benefit of Muslims there) and in the Soviet Union.

In the classroom, a student who questions the assertions of a leftist teacher, or who doesn’t hove to the PC line of “safety,” will be trashed, mocked, ridiculed, and subjected to gales of laughter on cue from the teacher. And outside the classroom, physically threatened and likely attacked. As Jews and Trump supporters are now.

“Western Civ’s Got to Go!” “Reason is just an arbitrary construct, it’s got to go! It’s Offensive! Racist! Oppressive! It’s anti-Muslim, anti-gay, anti-LGBT, anti-Hispanic, anti-Black….!”


Today’s “snowflakes” are today’s black and brown shirts. They are today’s yearners for an educational and cultural Kristallnacht.  They adhere to their Sharia-like state of mind. They don’t need to don uniforms made by Hugo Boss. We witnessed their actions and antics during the Trump/Clinton presidential campaign. They have discarded reason and all rational values. All they have left to act on are their emotions; the sweeping Trump victory, has left then nothing but their malice and vitriol stoked by their leaders in academia and out. They are the violent, careening, activist Fascists, pulling real triggers and wielding clubs and bricks. Or neo-Nazis. Or secular Jihadists. Or the political cannon fodder of the Democrats.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Trigger Happy



TRIGGER WARNING!!!

I want my safe place!!!!
The ultimate earner of a Trigger Warning is having to read a column that mocks trigger warning addicts and others dependent on post-adolescence pacifiers.

Doxing and dwelling on the progressive gangrene of Western society, the topic here is “trigger warnings.”

There have been so many reports lately of the implementation of “trigger warnings,” especially in universities, that one might well ask oneself: Why bother putting police scene-of-crime tape around a particular animus? Why not declare everything off limits, reality in fact. Everywhere a snowflake turns anymore he seems to encounter something troubling, unsafe, and perilous to his piece of mind – or did I mean “peace” of mind? No sooner is the issue raised, then some industrious guidance counselor or an academic can be heard hammering and sawing as he or she builds a “safe space” for the uninitiated college snowflake.

What?? No trigger warning?? I feel violated!!
Cashing in on their prenatal Progressive upbringing, and on their potty-training, modern educators patronize and encourage the bewildering universe of the modern college student, who learn that nothing is real and that therefore reality is anything you want it to be and if you think it’s dangerous or offensive, you deserve a “safe place” from it, and more, that you should be warned of its proximity and that steps should be taken to expel it from reality.

But is there a “safe space” from reality, from facts? From “A is A”? but that statement is racist. “A” standing for a dead white male, Aristotle. Snowflakes must be protected from it.

No. You may as well try to find fresh air on Titan or Mars.

The cultural hypochondriacs have nowhere to hide, nowhere to cower and lick their wounds, hug their puppies, and open their Cry-on Crayons


An absence of trigger warnings

will trigger a swarm of moon bats
Don’t say trigger in front of snowflakes! Guns have triggers, and guns make them nervous, they make them feel unsafe! Trigger was also the name of Roy Rogers’s horse, and they’re against animal exploitation, too; it makes them feel queasy and nauseous!

Don’t expose them to depictions of the crucifixion! It’s so depressing! It’s only tolerable if the narrative is that Christ died for our “sins” against Mother Earth, and against Muslims, and against oppressed minorities. And then they can feel something about it. They might even weep. They’ll put up with it and not gag if the narrative is that Christ has been made an honorary member of Black Lives Matter, even though he isn’t black! Graham Grant writes:

University students studying the death of Christ are being given trigger warnings before being shown images of the Crucifixion. Theology undergraduates studying an introductory Bible course at the highly-regarded University of Glasgow are being warned that the execution may distress them.

They are given the opportunity to skip lectures entirely if they are too fearful that the Biblical imagery may upset them.

Those triggers also extend to such worrisome things as forensic evidence, dead animals, and urban rioting.

Warnings are also given to the university’s veterinary students who work with dead animals, and those studying ‘contemporary society’ who will be discussing illness and violence.

Students of forensic science at Strathclyde University in Glasgow are given a ‘verbal warning… at the beginning of some lectures where sensitive images, involving blood patterns, crime scenes and bodies etc are in the presentation’.

To a correspondent I remarked that the crucifixion trigger is one of the most laughable trigger warnings I've ever read about. I wonder how many of these snowflakes watch The Walking Dead. Maybe TWD should have a trigger notice. WARNING: SIMULATED BLOOD SPATTERINGS, GUTS, BEHEADINGS, DECAYING ZOMBIES, AND MUTILATIONS AHEAD! NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH ISIS VIDEOS OF THE REAL THING! STEEL YOURSELVES FOR NAUSEA AND OFFENDED FEELINGS! Not to worry! You will get credit for this course anyway if you become uneasy and can’t continue to attend it.

But make sure you secure a note from the school mental health counselor excusing you from the class.
Muslim students demonstrating for a safe place

Muslims, of course, will be granted dozens of mandatory “trigger warnings.” In fact, they are demanding that the whole country – or all of Europe – be converted, in conformance with Sharia, into a “safe space,” which now goes under the appellation “no go zone,” where they can express their outraged hurt feelings. Barring that, they’ll exercise their right to riot and stab and rape and set fire to their own mosques and call it someone else’s “hate crime.”

What on earth will happen to the disciplined professions if trigger warnings are regularly established as preambles to taking a college course? Here’s a preview.

In May,The Daily Mail reported in its article, “Oxford law students too ‘fragile’ to hear about violent crime: Undergraduates given 'trigger warnings' before traumatic material”:

They are destined to be barristers and judges – but undergraduates studying law at Oxford are being told before lectures on cases involving violence or death that they can leave if they fear the content will be too ‘distressing’.

The revelation marks the arrival from the US of ‘trigger warnings’ – the politically correct notion that students should be warned before they encounter material that could elicit a traumatic response.

Lecturers have been asked by the director of undergraduate studies for law to ‘bear in mind’ using trigger warnings when they give lectures containing ‘potentially distressing’ content.

Even Indiana Jones needed trigger warnings: about snakes
Nor are “lovely bones” a draw to archeological students. They might make them tremble and so they’re in need of trigger warnings. John Petre of the Daily Mail reports in his article of September 2016, “Warning to archeology students that ‘bones can be scary’ sparks fresh fears over cosseted generation of students”:

For archaeology students, the opportunity to dig up important historical remains is an enticing prospect.

But astonishingly, students at one of Britain’s leading universities have been given permission to walk out of classes if they find dealing with the past too traumatic.

Do I have a "safe place" for you! It's called a grave.
“Forget the bones, mate! I’m only interested in digging up pottery shards and stuff like that! I’m not into finding, touching, and cleaning old bones. They give me the willies. I can’t even watch an Indiana Jones excavation without barfing up my breakfast! Can I get full credit?”

The move at University College London (UCL) is the latest example of controversial ‘trigger warnings’, where academics caution students about some potentially disturbing material. 

Trigger warning mandates and “safe places” insulated from the real world are a distinctly American export. They have proliferated in virtually every American university campus.

American students are now “trigger happy,” and their minds and cognitive faculties are as dull as butter knives.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Europe’s Amazing Vanishing Act

“Now you see it! Now you don’t!”  the Super Star Magician recites the magic words, “Allahu Akbar!” (in lieu of “Presto!”).

The Islamic magician, sporting a magnificently bejeweled turban (in lieu of a top hat), and a handlebar moustache (not strictly halal) with lascivious grins, first gropes the prone near-nude form of Europa in its intimate parts to prove to the audience that it is a real person and not a mannequin. Then the lights dim, he waves his baton, and sweeps his cape with its blood red lining before the table, and snaps it once with a deft flick of the wrist. When he jerks the cape away, the table is empty. In fact, the table itself has even disappeared.

How did he do that?? The audience applauds and wonders.

No one suspects that the table and its captive assistant vanished through a stage trapdoor.

It’s not exactly rocket science. Every week or so we read of another episode of Europe’s Amazing Vanishing Act. I also call it – and I’m sure I’m not alone in this characterization – The Great Self-Erasure. Europe, the alleged apogee of Western civilization, is rapidly erasing itself from existence. Why? It’s the altruist thing to do. Without the act of immolation and penance, it could accrue no “virtue.” The catch is that by the time Europe fades completely from existence, nothing will be left to claim any virtue.

I do not envy the chroniclers of this drawn-out Western-style act of cultural Hari Kari, such as Soeren Kern and George Igler of Gatestone, who have for some time provided us with details of this suicide where the MSM has not and refused to. It’s not an inspiring task they’ve taken on.

 Soeren Kern reports in his January 2nd article, “The Islamization of Germany in 2016 the pathetic dhimmi actions of Western governments in the face of the Islamization of Europe, and especially of Germany, which brought on the phenomenon and is paying the price:

Mass migration from the Muslim world is fast-tracking the Islamization of Germany, as evidenced by the proliferation of no-go zones, Sharia courts, polygamy and child marriages. Mass migration has also been responsible for a host of social disruptions, including jihadist attacks, a migrant rape epidemic, a public health crisis, rising crime and a rush by German citizens to purchase weapons for self-defense — and even to abandon Germany altogether.

"There are written instructions ... today we are not allowed to say anything negative about the refugees. This is government journalism, and this leads to a situation in which the public loses their trust in us. This is scandalous." — Wolfgang Herles, Deutschlandfunk public radio.

In Germany, and also in Sweden, Germans and Swedes are not allowed to get a glimmer of the peril their governments have put them in, in the name of multiculturalism, even though Muslims especially laugh at and dismiss the vaunted value of multiculturalism, and proclaim that Islam will dominate and that Sharia-defined “culture” will set the terms of a country’s existence. Muslim committed crime rates are not to be reported or publicized for fear of “offending” Muslims, or for creating a prejudice against Muslims and all “migrants” (a.k.a. invaders).

A Cologne police superintendent revealed that he was ordered to remove the term "rape" from an internal police report about the mass sexual assaults in Cologne on New Year's Eve. He said that an official at the North-Rhine Westphalia Interior Ministry told him in an angry tone: "This is not rape. Remove this term from your report. Submit a new report."

January 6. Former Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said it was "scandalous that it took the mainstream media several days" to report on the sexual assaults in Cologne. He said public media was a "cartel of silence" exercising censorship to protect migrants from accusations of wrongdoing.

What was I saying about erasures? “Your clothes were never ripped off of you, you were not held down and several smelly migrants had forcible sex on you, you were not robbed, spit on, beaten up, and left naked in the cold. You were being ‘culturally enriched.’ Don’t laugh. That’s now a hate crime. Five hundred Euros!”

So “rape” is no longer a reportable crime? Especially if a migrant commits the crime? To report a rape is now considered a form of “Islamophobia”? Europeans are no longer permitted to express a fear of violence against them. It’s not “patriotic.” They are no longer allowed to say anything “negative” about; Islam or Muslims in public without penalty. They are no longer allowed to even discuss the subject among themselves, for fear of being accused of “Merkelphobia.”

January 26. In an interview with Deutschlandfunk public radio, retired public media personality Wolfgang Herles admitted that public broadcasters receive "instructions from above" when it comes to reporting the news.

February 16. Migrants committed 208,344 crimes in 2015, according to a leaked police report. This figure represented an 80% increase over 2014 and worked out to around 570 crimes committed by migrants every day, or 23 crimes each hour, between January and December 2015.

The actual number of migrant crimes is far higher, however, because the report included only crimes that have been solved (aufgeklärten Straftaten). Statistics show that only around half of all crimes committed in Germany in any given year are solved (Aufklärungsquote). This implies that the actual number of crimes committed by migrants in 2015 exceeded 400,000.

Soeren sounds Germany’s death knell in many more instances in just this one article. On the whole it is a very depressing and terrifying read.

George Igler reports on the refusal of the European Union and many of its member states to face the apocalyptic consequences of their “come one, come all” migrant policies. In “The EU vs. the Nation State?” he writes:

The question remains, however, why any nation would want to throw out its sovereignty to institutions that are fundamentally unaccountable, that provide no mechanism for reversing direction, and whose only "solution" to problems involves arrogating to itself ever more authoritarian, rather than democratically legitimate, power.

The Netherlands' Partij Voor de Vrijheid, France's Front National and Germany's Alternativ für Deutschland are each pushing for a referendum on EU membership in their respective nations.

Given that the EU's institutions have been so instrumental as a causal factor in the mass migration and terrorism that are now dominating the minds of national electorates, some might argue that the sooner Europeans get rid of the EU, which is now doing more harm than good, the better.

The European Union was intended in the beginning to be a solution to European problems and to be a “Great Unifier” of the disparate European nations. But the EU over a period of decades evolved into an authoritarian overlord that caused more problems than it ever solved and which overrode virtually any and all claims of national sovereignty, which were viewed by its unelected “Politburo” as challenges and threats to the “common good.” Europeans are reluctant less and less to sleep in the bed they made.

For all the discussion of a populist revolt in European politics, the parties agitating for change against the continent's open borders, and its centralized, unaccountable and un-transparent law-making – originating from the institutions of the EU – continue to face an uphill climb.

In Germany, despite the calamities associated with the decision of its Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to accept 1.5 million Muslim migrants into her nation in 2015, she is seeking re-election.

Never mind the fact that Merkel (and her opposite numbers in France, Scandinavia, Southern Europe, and even in Canada) has made her country dangerous to live in now, her bubble world view has fueled a hubristic confidence in her, in spite of the carnage and misery she caused, that she can be reelected.

The increasing levels of support being enjoyed by Europe's populist Eurosceptic parties are clearly associated with issues which are coming to dominate popular concern. Previous worries over unemployment and the economy have been side-lined: the issues now vexing European voters the most, according to the EU's own figures (pp.4-5), are mass immigration (45%) and terrorism (32%).

Breaking these Eurobarometer numbers down further, country by country (p.7), Dutch voters picked immigration as their greatest concern by a startling 56%, with terrorism following at 33%.

French voters, despite being subjected to more recent terrorist atrocities than any other European nation, picked immigration and terrorism by a margin of 36% and 35%, respectively, according to the latest EU report. The parlous state of the French economy continues to be a major concern to French voters.

The elections scheduled next year in the Netherlands, France, and Germany, are doubly significant in that they make up three of the six original signatory nations of the founding treaty which eventually gave rise to the EU.

The Local reports that it’s significant that Hitler’s Mein Kampf, now available in Germany after decades of censorship, is rising in popularity. It has been popular among Muslims and Arabs since WWII. No surprise.

For 70 years after the end of the Second World War, the brutal dictator’s manifesto remained unpublished in Germany.

Its copyright was owned by the state of Bavaria, which prevented new editions from being printed in Germany for fear of reinvigorating Nazi sentiments.

But when its copyright expired - 70 years after the death of the author, as is standard - an annotated version was printed for the first time again last year by the Institute of Contemporary History (IfZ) in Munich. And the publisher quickly began to sell out, rushing to print more copies to meet the high demand.

What Obama would like to do to America and Israel;
make them disappear.

Over the past year, around 85,000 copies have been sold, much to the surprise of the institute. The IfZ had at first only printed 4,000 copies, and now it's heading for its sixth print run.

In April, the book become number one on Spiegel’s bestseller list.
“The number of sales has overwhelmed us,” the director of the IfZ, Andreas Wirsching, told DPA on Tuesday. “No one could have really predicted it.”

No one could have predicted it – except a philosopher who understood why Germany is still mesmerized by and hankering for “strong leadership,” else why would Merkel have ever been elected or feel confident now that she could be reelected?

So, who sired the EU juggernaut?

Signed in March 1957, by Italy, France, West Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, the Treaty of Rome established both the European Economic Community – proposing a single market for goods, labour, services and capital within the bloc – and also, crucially, brought the European Commission into existence.

The executive body of the EU, which also has the sole remit for initiating legislation at the European level, is led by the controversial Jean-Claude Juncker, whose own grim opinion of the nation state's role in the likely future of the European continent was made clear in a speech on December 9.

The paramount issue, writes Igler, is why any nation would wish to become or remain under the thumb of faceless, power-wielding bureaucrats.

The question remains, however, why any nation would want to throw out its sovereignty to institutions that are fundamentally unaccountable, that provide no mechanism for reversing direction, and whose only "solution" to problems involves arrogating to itself ever more authoritarian, rather than democratically legitimate, power.

It must be a strain self-eradicating sadomasochism. “We are not worthy of preservation. We must atone for our sins. Therefore we will allow millions of savages and primitive peoples to invade us and transform us into tolerant maquettes of nations. Our people will suffer and even die, but, “On ne fait pas d'omelette sans casser des oeufs.”

A Muslim having a breakfast omelet of Europeons
spiced with German mustard, quark, and Swedish smaktillsats


Despite voters' concerns about mass migration, in the absence of presenting their electorates with a compelling economic vision outside of the EU, polling numbers still favour the political mainstream.

Given that the EU's institutions have been so instrumental as a causal factor in the mass migration and terrorism that are now dominating the minds of national electorates, some might argue that the sooner Europeans get rid of the EU, which is now doing more harm than good, the better.

The EU’s metaphoric rule of thumb saying is attributed to either Robespierre or Napoleon. It is appropriate that the EU would adopt it from two of the most egg-breaking tyrants in recent history. And then they had their cheerleaders.

As Fascism rose in Europe, and Japanese jingoism emerged in the East, Duranty (Walter Duranty, the Communism-loving reporter of the New York Times) wrote glowing accounts of Stalin's Five-Year Plan. Almost single-handedly did Duranty aid and abet one of the world's most prolific mass murderers, knowing all the while what was going on, but refraining from saying precisely what he knew to be true.

He had swallowed the ends-justifies-the-means-argument hook, line and sinker. Duranty loved to repeat, when Stalin's atrocities were brought to light, "you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs." Those "eggs" were the heads of men, women and children, and those "few" were merely tens of millions.

Stalin was another kind of magician. He made people disappear. Hitler made people disappear. Duranty made the truth disappear. No one should be awed, no one should be surprised if they have examined their agendas.

Merkel, Hollande, and others are all birds of a feather, magicians who belong to the same elitist union. Their passion is to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes and pick your pocket at the same time.

Allahu Akbar! First you are free, and then you’re not! For my next trick, First you exist, and then you don’t!