Tuesday, September 26, 2017

"Last Night in Sweden"...the Swedes Were Still Oblivious

Many Swedes took great umbrage back in February when Donald Trump insisted that some unspecified bad stuff had occurred "last night in Sweden." Unwilling to let the diss go answered, the Swedes struck back. The result has now been unveiled--and shipped off to Trump. It's an oversized volume of photos entitled, natch, Last Night in Sweden.

What's in it? As Bruce Bawer recounts, just about everything you would expect to see in a piece of picturesque propaganda:
The book contains pictures of an ethnic Swedish man sitting on a snowmobile on a snow-covered icy river; a young guy walking around a gym practicing the tuba; a 94-year old Swedish woman in a retirement home being pushed in her wheelchair by a Somali immigrant; an octogenarian Swedish couple sitting in their home sauna in Lapland; a handicapped Algerian immigrant working out in the gym he founded; a Romani beggar woman kneeling on a city street; an elderly Swedish couple playing in their kitchen with their dog. And so on. In other words, a bunch of images showing immigrants doing things that, in one way or another, enhance life in Sweden, mixed in with a few photos of ethnic Swedes living pretty much the same way they did before the immigration tsunami started.
What did they leave out? Practically everything the blinkered Swedes prefer to overlook but which Bawer, that defiant truth-teller, has the effrontery, the sheer chutzpah, to eyeball:
What won't you see in this book? 
You won't see Muslim violence in Sweden's public libraries, which has increased so dramatically in the last couple of years that many librarians are looking for other jobs. You won't see a picture of the three condos in which a newly arrived Syrian immigrant's three wives and sixteen children are being put up at a total cost to Swedish taxpayers of $1.75 million. You won't see a picture of Muslim "morality police" patrolling neighborhoods and controlling women's conduct. You won't see Muslim men cutting in front of Swedish women in queues and then calling them "whores" when they protest. 
You won't see a TV news crew from Australia being physically attacked by Muslims for entering a no-go zone. You won't see Muslim girls being beaten by their families for removing their hijab. You won't see Muslims setting cars on fire, and then hurling bottles and stones at the firefighters who show up to put out the blaze. 
You won't see a picture of a recent event at which politicians and welfare officials met with residents of Stockholm's Järva neighborhood to address the prevalence of violence, forced marriage, compulsory hijab, and other forms of oppression within Muslim families – only to be told by the locals that they were not interested in conforming to "Swedish values." You won't see a picture of the head of the Swedish security service, Anders Thornberg, who in a TV interview the other day admitted that the number of potential perpetrators of terrorist violence in Sweden had risen immensely in recent years. 
You won't see a gang of Muslim youths raping an infidel teenager. You won't see a Syrian refugee raping the fourteen-year-old daughter of the woman who took him into her house out of compassion. You won't see ten men committing a gang rape in August of last year – or their arrest, which finally took place earlier this month because it took that long for the police to fit it into their schedule. They are too busy these days investigating murders to spend much time on rapes. 
You won't see convicted Muslim rapists being punished by paying small fines and performing community service for a few days. (When they pay the fine, do they put the money in the right position and make sure it's not so wrinkly?) You won't see a Muslim youth perusing the new booklet put out by the Swedish Ministry of Youth and Civil Affairs, which explains to immigrants that Swedish culture disapproves of rape. You won't see Muslim girls being raped by relatives – a common enough event that goes unreported because the victims know that if they go to the authorities they'll be killed. You won't see a picture of the annual, highly popular Bråvalla summer music festival, which will no longer be held after this year because the number of rapes occurring at the event has gotten out of hand.
Silly Bruce. No one in Sweden, where the infidels are clearly suffering from the worst case of Stockholm Syndrome ever, wants to see those photos.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Have I Mentioned That I Love, Love, Love Douglas Murray?

Because I do, do, do:

"Will Pro-BDS Professors Benefit From Tel Aviv University's New Anti-BDS Fund?"

Great question

If the answer to it is "yes," it rather defeats the purpose of having such a fund, don't you think?

Mahmoud Abbas Revises History in UN Speech

In a fit/feat of Soviet/Islamist-like historical revisionism, Abbas claimed that in 1917, “97 percent of the inhabitants of Palestine were Palestinians."

Actually, in 1917, there were Jews and Arabs in Palestine--with nary a "Palestinian" in sight.

"Palestinians" qua Palestinians have a much more recent vintage, i.e. the 1960s, when it served Egypt-born Yasser Arafat's political and exterminationist purposes to style himself as their leader. Thus, the salient question to ask is this: but for the fact of a sovereign Jewish state called Israel, would there even be a modern day people called "Palestinians."

Who Gave the Most "Unhinged" Speech at the UN Last Week?

Hint: it wasn't Trump.

Women's Rights in Bavaria Take a Back Seat to "Asylum Seekers'" Rights

According to an article in The Local, "a rise in sex crimes in Bavaria has opened a debate about women's rights"--but, oddly enough, not about the wisdom and ramifications of Angela Merkel's "doors open" policy:
"In the first six months of 2017 the number of recorded sex crimes in Bavaria rose by 48 percent. The revelation that asylum seekers were often suspects has opened a difficult discussion in the southern state.  
Last Wednesday the Bavarian interior ministry released statistics that made for sobering reading.
In the first half of 2017 some 685 sex crimes were recorded in Bavaria, a rise of 48 percent on the same period in 2016. Of these crimes, 126 had suspects who had arrived in Germany as asylum seekers. 
The figures showed that sex crimes with asylum seekers as suspects jumped by 91 percent in a year. While the large majority (71 percent) of suspects were Germans, people who had come to the country seeking asylum made up 11 percent of all suspects, a figure disproportionate to their number in the population. 
The statistics are for crimes against sexual self determination, which includes rape and sexual assault as well as exhibitionism, forced prostitution and the illegal distribution of pornographic material.
Writing in the Süddeutsche Zeitung on Wednesday, journalist Ulrike Heidenreich said that women who welcomed refugees into Germany in 2015 now have a very different attitude.
“When women meet large groups of male refugees today there is always a sense of being threatened,” she writes.
“They fear that the way they dress is sending the wrong signal. That is unacceptable. The freedom to dress and move how you want is non-negotiable.”...
"The freedom to dress and move how you want is non-negotiable"--funny, that's how sharia law sees it, too. Hence the problems engendered when you import thousands of young men who spit on Western concepts of "rights" in general and women's rights in particular.

Not that The Local is prepared to address that thorny topic.

Shatner Disses Justin Trudeau's Star Wars Socks Bias

Bill's on to something, I think:
The Canadian PM's choice of socks has prompted Twitter banter involving Star Wars' Luke Skywalker and Star Trek's Captain Kirk.  
Justin Trudeau brazenly wore socks depicting Star Wars favourite Chewbacca at a business forum in New York City, resulting in a tweet of disapproval from the Starship Enterprise's commanding officer. 
Actor William Shatner, in a nod to the "rivalry" between Star Wars and Star Trek, tweeted: "@JustinTrudeau I thought we were friends. Chewbacca socks?"
Hey, at least this time they match.

Dershy on Plame

Shame on her, says Dershowitz, for retweeting "her real set of beliefs," ones that are entirely in synch with the sort of Jew-hate that animated the Nazis.

Elf on the Shelf

Mel Brooks says his style of comedy is dead, more or less. Here's why (my bolds):
In a recent interview with BBC Radio 4, comedy legend Mel Brooks was asked if he thought it would be possible for him to make classics like The Producers and Young Frankenstein for modern audiences. “Maybe Young Frankenstein, but never Blazing Saddles,” he said of his 1974 Western parody, which stars Cleavon Little as the black sheriff of a hostile, white frontier town. “Because we have become stupidly politically correct, which is the death of comedy,” explained Brooks. “It’s okay not to hurt feelings of various tribes and groups. However, it’s not good for comedy. Comedy has to walk a thin line, take risks. Comedy is the lecherous little elf whispering in the king’s ear, always telling the truth about human behavior.” That being said, Brooks knows exactly where he draws his line in the sand, comedically speaking. “I personally would never touch gas chambers or the death of children or Jews at the hands of the Nazis. Everything else is okay. Naked people? Fine. I like naked people. They’re usually the most polite.” If his rationale is correct, the inevitable Hollywood remake of Blazing Saddles will have to be a 93-minute version of the campfire scene. And honestly? Audiences will love it.
What a kidder! There will be no remake of Blazing Saddles (and, frankly, who needs one when the original has stood the test of time?). 

As for Brooks's elf observation: it seems more apropos than even in the era of Trump, a "king" who can dish out the criticism, no problemo, but who is as thin-skinned as they come.

Dotard Alert

Jewish senator Bernie Sanders says America 'complicit' in Israeli 'occupation' of Palestinians, urges shift in US support from Saudis to Iranians (hat tip: NA)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Justin Trudeau and His Socks Make Vanity Fair's List of "Best Dressed International Men"

They're situated between Jack Schlossberg (Caroline Kennedy's kid) and a notably hosiery-less LeBron James.

JT's entry (I quote from my physical copy of the magazine since this is as far as I can seem to get in the virtual world) reads as follows:
OCCUPATION: Prime minister of Canada.
MOST NOTABLE ACCESORY OF THE YEAR: Mismatched blue and yellow R2D2 and C-3PO Star Wars socks, worn to a meeting with the Irish prime minister.
Surely it isn't necessary to point out that had anyone other than pretty boy Justin worn this mismatched set, it would have been pegged as either an egregious fashion faux pas, or as a strange and rather pathetic instance of arrested development.