The Trifecta

Tim Blair:

And there’s your trifecta: mental illness, nothing to do with religion, lone wolf. Well played, sir.

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A convenient scapegoat: ‘The climate made them do it!!’

This actually happened:

Psychotherapist and “expert on sexual criminals,” Börje Svensson, has finally figured out the mystery behind rising sexual assaults in Sweden.  Want to guess where he places the blame?  Well, if you guessed ManBearPig then you’re absolutely right!  And we thought it might have something to do with the massive spike in refugees flooding into Sweden from countries that don’t really share the same “respect” for women as the Western world.

The ‘nice’ thing about this explanation is that it exculpates the cult-marxists from blame for having created the newly-emergent rape culture.


The sexual assaults at this summer’s music festivals have come one after another. Many people were therefore aghast to learn that the organizers of the Trästocksfestivalen music festival in Skellefteå had decided to arrange free bus rides to the festival for the local “unaccompanied refugee children.”

However, festival chief Nils Andrén could not understand the criticism against the free buses at all, and stated that the festival’s motto is “accessibility”, and that it might seem expensive to new arrivals to pay for a bus ride to the festival themselves. Apart from offering free bus rides, the organizers also printed up posters advertising the festival in Persian, Arabic and Tigrinya. They claimed they were “proud to be the first music festival in Sweden that encourages a significant increase of newly arrived migrants in the audience.”

By the time the Trästocksfestivalen ended, the police counted twelve reported sexual assaults.

The police concluded the report by suggesting various measures to prevent and investigate sexual assaults involving young people at public gatherings …

Nowhere in the report do the investigators suggest that politicians should take steps to ensure that Sweden accepts fewer asylum seekers from the countries where taharrush gamea is commonplace. Apparently, Swedish girls and women should learn to live with being groped and raped — or leave the public space altogether. The latter seems quite in line with what Islamic sharia law prescribes.

The question (again): how much unreality can a society bear?

And a new question: what sort of a society not only allows this to happen to its daughters, but enthusiastically creates the conditions for its flourishing?

UPDATE: I’m sure this was due to climate change too.


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Honesty in Politics

How refreshing, to have a politician who speaks his mind!

“The elites are not the problem, the people are the problem.”

Yes, of course Joachim.

The globalists have done something that I think terrible and terribly unwise, and which I had thought was impossible: they have re-birthed European nationalism and consciousness of racial identity.

Just watch the clip.

Who ever could have thought their ideas were sound? What sort of mind could have conceived this?

The venerable Peggy Noonan has noticed (quotation at link):

The larger point is that this is something we are seeing all over, the top detaching itself from the bottom, feeling little loyalty to it or affiliation with it.

It is a theme I see working its way throughout the West’s power centers.

At its heart it is not only a detachment from, but a lack of interest in, the lives of your countrymen, of those who are not at the table, and who understand that they’ve been abandoned by their leaders’ selfishness and mad virtue-signalling.


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Sudden, unexplained shifts in Narrative and Taboo

An excerpt from P.J. O’Rourke, interviewed by Bill Leak at The Oz, under the heading ‘The joke’s on them’:

I’m not sure but I have a sociology theory and sociology is such a soft and squishy science anybody can call themselves a sociologist so I’ll call myself one. I feel that societies have to have a fixed number of taboos. Emphasis on number. The contents of the taboos shift quite often but the number remains the same. So you go from a world where you’re sitting around the dinner table with aunts and uncles and, right in front of the kids, they’re freely saying “nigger”. But god forbid that some uncle, however drunken, were to say “shit” or even “hell” in front of the children. All the aunts and grandmothers would have thrown a turkey leg or something at him. You move ahead a few years and it’s inconceivable that anybody would say the N-word but the 10-year old is saying, “Can you pass that broccoli shit?”

There’s something in people and something in society that loves the taboo. Probably, quite soon, they’ll shift to some new taboo that we least expected. And, of course you and I, as humorists, we’re going to have to keep up on this sort of thing.

Subs. required for the whole thing (unless you know how to google a hack).

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Tim Ball writes about the climate change hoax

The entire objective of those pursuing the political agenda was to create the illusion that current weather is abnormal and therefore unnatural. They wanted to show that all this occurred in the last 100 years as a result of human industrial activity. The objective was to create false science.

More here.

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What will it take? What form will it take?

Just what will it take – what is necessary, what needs to happen – for elite opinion in western countries to realise and acknowledge and admit that islam is a threat to everything – democracy, equal opportunity for all regardless of personal circumstances, individual and national prosperity, personal freedoms – that they hold dear?

It’s an important question. The later this realisation and acknowledgment and admission happens, the more difficult it will be to defend and retain those hard-won civilisational gains.

They were quick off the mark with regard to communism, they were somewhat slower with fascism. Will they every get there with islam?

The next question is: what form will the reaction take?

Police action?

Military action?


Forced conversion? (unlikely – mostly because it is unlikely to work).

All of these assume that there is still a state independent of islamic control and able to exert itself in a particular direction. This assumption may not hold, in which case the possible reactions would take the form of uprising and civil unrest on the part of the remaining, non-islamic population.

One thing is clear.

The outlook for western nations is hideous. And it is entirely self-manufactured. They have done this to themselves.

Islam has found a ‘hack’ in the core programming of western civilisation, which allows it to attack that civilisation at the same time as it uses the core programming’s own protocols to oblige western civilisation to protect islam’s activities and attack and defeat those within the system who would stop the hack.

It is extraordinary and terrifying to watch.

Update: What will it take? What will it take? What will it take?

Update: Someone’s onto The Hack.

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Kuroda looks down at the earth far, far below …

Back in May, I wrote a post about NichiGin governor Kuroda’s running monetary policy by the equivalent of thinking three impossible things before breakfast:

“I trust that many of you are familiar with the story of Peter Pan, in which it says, ‘the moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it,’” Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said at aconference hosted by the BOJ on Thursday.

“Yes, what we need is a positive attitude and conviction,” Kuroda told an audience of academics including Barry Eichengreen and central bankers from the U.S., Singapore and France.

Well, just over two months later, we have this:

Bank Of Japan Shocks Market, Shuns Government Pressure: Leaves QE, Rates Unchanged, Questions Policy Effectiveness

which includes the line:


Peter Pan has stopped believing.

Look out below.

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Well said

The problem with conspiracy theorists is that, quite frequently, the theorists lack adequate imagination.

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Mark St Cyr’s Crystal Ball Goes Blood Red

Mark St Cyr puts it out there, in a coherent and plausible argument:

Few believe there is a reason for concern that China “might” do something which may upset the current economy as it now stands. I am not one of those. I’m of the opinion it’s “will” and soon.

I’m also of the viewpoint (and right now I know its controversial, and I may be well alone, but so-be-it) that the 6.7 GDP print was only to allow a little more wiggle room in the timing as for China to venture down a road of monetary policy that will rattle all other economies to their very core. I also believe some (“some” meaning developed market economies) will be shaken so severely they might monetarily implode all together.

Again, I’m not talking about emerging markets – I’m talking about the developed. Precisely which ones are up for grabs. But none will walk away unscathed …

‘Developed markets’ likely means your economy, by the way. Yes – he’s talking directly to you.

Continue reading

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The Cathedral goes ‘va banque’

John Derbyshire last November wrote a timely and terrifying piece on how the governments of western countries have turned against their native populations in order to entrench their policy of immigration à outrance from the third world. Which, with present birth rates as low as they are in western countries, is essentially a policy of population replacement, and cultural and civilisational suicide.

Worth reading in full.

Being in the position of one with limited means and zero influence on policy, there is no point falling into despondency over this fact. The simple reality of the end of prosperity, personal safety and freedom, for at least three generations, and the return of civilisation-shaping hostilities, simply has to be faced, acknowledged, and prepared for. As a friend remarked during an engaging if sobering conversation over dinner last Thursday: ‘The best we can hope for is civil war.’ The reader can fill in for herself what the other possibilities might be, in descending order of desirability – for me, it ends with mass forcible conversion to islam, with all that entails for the arts, freedom, and those who refuse to subject themselves.

The important question, for those of us who like to think, and think well, and understand the world we live in, is: Why are the policy makers acting in this way?  What lies behind their weakness in the face of a civilisational threat? Why are they acting in a way which promotes the interests of their civilisational enemies, and against the masses of – and defenders of – their civilisation?  Continue reading

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