Sunday, July 30, 2017

Aussies foil Islamic terrorist plot to bring down an airliner

Walt takes off his hat -- the one with the corks dangling from the rim -- to the Australian rozzers (= police) and government for their candour in saying, right off the bat, that they believe "Islamic-inspired terrorism" is behind the plot to bring down an airplane, foiled by the arrest of four men in raids on Sydney homes this weekend.

Aussie Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that security has been increased at Sydney Airport since Thursday because of the plot. "I can report last night that there has been a major joint counterterrorism operation to disrupt a terrorist plot to bring down an airplane," he told reporters. "The operation is continuing."

Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin said he didn't yet have a lot of detail on the specifics of the attack, the location and timing. He could say only that "in recent days, law enforcement has been become aware of information that suggested some people in Sydney were planning to commit a terrorist attack using an improvised device." But, when asked if ISIS was behind the plot, Mr Colvin was politically incorrect enough to say, "We believe it's Islamic-inspired terrorism."

AP quoted Greg Barton, a "security expert" with Deakin University in Melbourne, as saying that the first plot to target aircraft in Australia, which is the highest aspiration of many extremists, was a "pretty big threshold moment." He went on to say that the plotters were apparently making a peroxide-based explosive device rather than using nitrate-based chemicals that can be detected by airport security swab tests.

Islamic fanatic Salman Abedi used a peroxide-based explosive, triacetone triperoxide, better known as TATP, to kill 22 concert-goers in Manchester, UK, just over two months ago. According to Prof. Barton, "TATP is called 'Mother of Satan' because it often kills the bomb maker because it's very unstable as it's mixed. But if it's mixed well, it can be very potent and a small amount can be enough to bring an aircraft down if it's done very, very expertly."

The plan most likely was to take the explosive on board in carry-on luggage unless there was a baggage handler involved who could ensure that a stowed bomb exploded near the fuselage where it would be most damaging. This may be the method used to cause the crash of Egyptian Airlines flight MS804 in May of 2016. French investigators called it an accident, but Walt suggests taking their findings cum grano salis. See "MS804: Where there's smoke there's fire", WWW 21/5/16.

Names of the four Mohammeds ["men", shurely! Ed.] arrested (but not yet charged) have yet to be released. Walt presumes they are, at this very moment, "helping police with their investigations". May I suggest that before the coppers put the rubber hoses away, they ask the detainees what they know about MS804, and, while they're at it, MH370. Sooner or later, the pieces of the Islamic jigsaw puzzle must fit together!

Swarthmore pseudo-Marxists disband because of "white privilege"

It's getting very hard, nowadays, to tell the difference between life and satire in the Excited States of America. Conservatives and other right-thinking people have been saying for decades that our universities are hotbeds of immorality, Communism and worse. See, for example, such fine satirical stories as The Zebra Derby and Barefoot Boy with Cheek, by Max Shulman.

The author makes great fun of the pseuds masquerading as Marxists and SJWs striving to uplift the masses. Over six decades later we have news of a self-styled Marxist student group at Swarthmore College, which recently disbanded itself after realizing that its members were too rich and too white to be real Commies.

According to screenshots confidentially provided to CampusReform by an individual with access to the group's private Facebook page, the demise of the Swarthmore Anti-Capitalist Collective (SACC) came in the wake of a farewell letter from a member who had decided the group could never be an effective proponent of "unproblematized anticapitalist politics" due to its "history of abuse, racism, and even classism."

"From my understanding SACC disbanded because they realized the makeup and tactics of their group was at odds with their espoused principles," Swarthmore Conservative Society President Gilbert Guerra told CampusReform. "Their main support base was middle-upper class white kids who enjoy jogging."

The farewell letter corroborates Mr Guerra's understanding, asserting that "SACC's fundamental failure" was that "at its formation, it was made up of entirely white, with the exception of one person of color*, students." To make matters worse, "not one of [the founding members] are [sic] from low-income and/or working class backgrounds." Walt gives that statement a failing grade because, apart from the typical US collegians tenuous grasp of English grammar, the writer failed to include the phrase "white privilege".

Arguing that "low-income people of color [i.e. poor blacks. Walt] should never be an afterthought in a group whose politics supposedly focus on their liberation," the author then went on to accuse SACC of having a "history of abuse, racism, and even classism that was never adequately addressed or recognized despite constantly being brought up as an issue."

Think we're making this up? Click here to see the original story on the CampusReform blog. Thanks to "Red Square" at The People's Cube for bringing this to Walt's attention.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Book review: "What Happened" by Hillary Clinton

As a public service, Walt presents the entire text of the new book Hillary Clinton is writing, explaining what happened in the 2016 presidential election. Save yourself $39.95 (or whatever exorbitant price they're going to put on it). Here's the whole thing.

You're welcome.

Friday, July 28, 2017

VIDEO: "Allahu akbar!" - Muslim fanatic attacks Hamburgers

Having just got over three days and nights of riots coincident with the meeting of the G-20 talking shop, the police in the German city of Hamburg let down their guard (figuratively and literally) this week. Sure enough, today brought yet another attack on innocent "infidels" by a crazed Muslim fanatic.

One Hamburger -- that's what residents of Hamburg are called -- was killed and four others bloodied and wounded this afternoon in a rampage inside a supermarket in the Barmbek district. Yelling "Allahu akbar!", the attacker stabbed a 50-year-old man, killing him, then stabbed and wounded another six as he ran from the scene. Witnesses followed the man and alerted die Polizei, who quickly subdued the assailant and placed him under arrest. Here's one of the witnesses describing what he saw. (English subtitles. List of good websites at the end.)

Herr Inspektor Katzenjammer fed the meeja the usual PC line that "the motive is not yet known". What is known is that ISIS has been urging its followers to use knives or vehicles in order to facilitate more attacks and Germany has been the site of past Islamist incidents. The German newspaper Bild and an eye-witness to the assault said the man yelled "Allahu Akbar" during the bloody spree.

In keeping with recent custom, the attacker's name, nationality, ethnicity, religion and/or immigration status were not been immediately revealed by the German authorities. However, Reuters reported a few hours ago that the killer was a 26-year-old migrant, born in the United Arab Emirates, who was supposed to leave the country but could not be deported "because he did not have the necessary identification papers."

Thursday, July 27, 2017

All in the family: Islamic honour = "barbaric cultural practices"

From the Islamic Republic of Pakistan comes news of what local police are calling an "honour crime" -- the "revenge rape" of a 16-year-old girl in retribution for her brother's rape of another girl. (Reuters) - Pakistani police have arrested 25 members of an informal village council accused of ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl as revenge for her brother's alleged sexual assault of another girl. But wait (as Vince Offer used to say), there's more. The first assailant's father is a brother of the second assailant's grandfather. So that's two rapes in two days, all in one extended family.

The rapes took place in a small village called Muzaffarabad, a suburb of the city of Multan, in Punjab province. Ahsan Younus, chief of Multan's police department, told the meeja, "They are victims and accused at the same time.... It’s barbaric."

As indeed it is. But the case is far from shocking. Such honour crimes still take place in some parts of Pakistan and India, and are not unknown in the USA and Canada, where "refugees" and other immigrants have brought the barbaric customs and practices of their native lands -- female genital mutilation, for example -- with them.

Earlier this month, a local council, known in local languages as a panchayat or jirga, was called after a family accused a 16-year-old boy of raping a 13-year-old neighbour. The council ruled that the sister of the boy should be handed over to the victim's brother to be raped. An eye for an eye, or in this case... well, never mind. The girl was duly handed over by her family, and the punishment was carried out on July 17th.

The case came to light a couple of days later, when both families filed criminal charges with police, each accusing the other family's son of rape. Questioning both sides in the cases soon revealed the role of the informal village council, according to Chief Younus. "All the village council elders who ordered the revenge rape have been arrested," he said. "A total of 29 people were involved in this ghastly crime, and we have 25 of them in our custody." Both the victims and their mothers have been sent to a women's protection center, he added, without explaining what would happen when the women eventually return to their village.

The Husband Store

Walt got this little piece of humour from his old friend Dr CZ, in Fairyland (aka Zimbabwe).

At long last, God answered the sisters' call. The Husband Store -- a store that sells husbands -- is open for business. There women can go in and freely choose their dream husbands. At the entrance is a description of how the store operates. One of the rules is that one can visit the store only once. There are six floors and the positive attributes of the men increases as the happy shopper ascends the staircase. However, the one strict rule is: "no reverse!" A woman can choose any man from a particular floor. If she can't make her pick from one floor, she can try the floor above, but she can't return to choose a husband from the floor she has previously passed. Shoppers are only allowed to come down to exit the building!

So... a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband.
On the first floor the sign on the door reads:
Floor 1: These men have jobs and love the Lord.
She passed.

The second floor sign reads:
Floor 2: These men have jobs, love the Lord and love kids.
She passed.

The third floor sign reads:
Floor 3: These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids and are extremely good looking.
“Wow!” she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.

She goes to the fourth floor and sign reads:
Floor 4: These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, are good looking and help with the housework.
"Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!" Still, she goes to the fifth floor, where the sign reads:

Floor 5: These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, are gorgeous, help with the housework, and have a strong romantic streak.
She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor. Here the sign says:

Floor 6: You are visitor 4,363,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please.
Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store. Watch your step as you exit the building, and have a nice day!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

VIDEO: Gavin McInnes previews upcoming movies releases

Spoiler alert: The YouTube title for Brother Gavin's latest video is "Stop Making Our Movies Politically Correct". Watch his mini-previews and find out why Walt hasn't been to the cineman (= movie theater, for Americans) since 2014.

I'm planning on going to see Dunkirk, though. I can't believe there's finally going to be a WWII movie in which the Allies do something great without the leadership of John Wayne.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

UPDATED: Canadian media name Montréal Muslim who stabbed pregnant spouse, killing baby delivered by C-section

Canuck Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (aka the Hair Apparent) keeps rabbiting on about how diversity is Canada's strength. He keeps admonishing old stock Canadians about their dislike of Third world "refugees" and other immigrants, especially Muslims. Last spring, his Liberal party rammed a motion -- M-103 -- through Parliament to discourage people from saying anything which would tend to fan the flames of Islamophobia which are sweeping Canada faster than a BC wildfire.

Although the motion only confirms the "sense of Parliament" -- an oxymoron if ever there was one -- it has had a profoundly chilling effect on the pussies in Canada's lamestream media, notably the state-owned Canadian Broadcorping Castration. Today's case in point is "Husband arrested in stabbing of pregnant woman, whose baby died after C-section", a report on the CBC News website. Here are the first three paragraphs of the CBC News report.

A baby delivered by C-section after the child's mother was repeatedly stabbed has died in a Montreal hospital.

Police arrested the woman's husband, the primary suspect in the stabbing, not far from the apartment building where she was attacked. The man could face murder charges, according to police spokesperson Cmdr. Michael Chartrand.

The man's name has not been released
[My emphasis. Walt]

Neither Kamila Hinkson (the CBC typist who got the byline for the story) nor anyone else in the Canadian English-language media has so far had the intestinal fortitude to name the accused. (Ed. hasn't checked The Rebel, yet.) Could their reluctance to name names (from which we might guess the ethnicity and/or religion of the perp) have anything to do with M-103 and the government's dislike of anyone saying anything that would put non-Christian, non-white "newcomers" in a bad light? Let's check the French-language media to see what we can find out.

Turns out Ms Hinkson and her PC colleagues have been, errr, a little economical with the truth. La Presse tells us:

Le Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) ne voulait pas confirmer l'identité du suspect avant la fin de son interrogatoire hier. Mais sur le boulevard Langelier, à Montréal-Nord, plusieurs ont immédiatement fait le lien avec un locataire connu pour son problème de toxicomanie.

Sofiane Ghazi, 37 ans, était en couple avec une femme de 33 ans qui avait déjà deux jeunes enfants et qui attendait son troisième. La dame avait parfois peur de son conjoint, ont raconté plusieurs sources fiables.

For those not versed in the language of Molière, Walt can reveal that although the Montréal cops didn't want to disclose the ID of the culprit until they had finished their interrogation [Pass the rubber hose, please. Ed.], neighbours told La Presse they figured it was a 37-year-old crack addict by the name of... wait for it... Sofiane Ghazi. M Ghazi was coupled with a 33-year-old woman who already had two young children and was awaiting her third. Let's see. "Sofiane Ghazi". Doesn't sound French to me. Or English. Or anything else "old stock". If M Ghazi's ethnicity, religion and status in Canada are ever disclosed, Walt will let you know. But don't hold your breath.

Meanwhile, down at the courthouse... an interesting legal question arises. After being stabbed repeatedly in the abdomen, M Ghazi's partner was delivered of her child, by C-section. The mother survived, but the child, born live, did not. Was the child, then, a murder victim? Canadian courts will now have to revisit the question of when a fetus becomes a human being.

Under the Canadian Criminal Code (Agent 3 advises), "a child becomes a human being...when it has completely proceeded, in a living state, from the body of its mother, whether or not (a) it has breathed; (b) it has an independent circulation; or (c) the navel string is severed." By that definition, the "thing" that M Ghazi stabbed, while still inside "its" mother, would not be considered a human being. That, of course, is what the pro-abortion people keep saying. It will be interesting to see what position the feminist Justin Trudeau and his feminine Minister of Justice take on this case.

UPDATE 26/7/17: The English-language Canadian media have now overcome their shyness to reveal the identity and other details of the murderer. We can call him that, for Sofiane Ghazi has been charged with the attempted murder of his wife, Raja Ghazi, and her baby. In an updated report by a different typist, CBC News reveals that, according to his Facebook page, M Ghazi moved to Montréal from Oran, Algeria, in 2012. Something like 95% of Algerians are... wait for it... Muslim. Unless and until M Ghazi says otherwise, we'll assume he too is a follower of the Prophet. Perhaps he will say that this was an affair of honour for which he should be excused in the name of "accommodation".

M Ghazi's FB page says he works at clothing retailer Lacoste and formerly worked at a heating, ventilating and air conditioning service located in Saint-Bruno. Last month, he was arrested and charged with assaulting his wife. Around the same time, he was arrested for allegedly stealing perfume from a Jean Coutu pharmacy.

Nothing  has been said yet about M Ghazi's immigration status, but Walt predicts (lifetime pct .988) that no matter the disposition of these and the latest charges, he will undoubtedly remain in Canada for a long time, possibly forever. After all, Junior Trudeau says Canada must welcome Muslims because they add to the diversity which makes the country strong.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

VIDEO: "C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America" - the trailer

Without even opening our e-mailbox, Walt knows some of you will want to see C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America, the 2004 mockumentary by Kevin Willmott described in the previous post. Here's the trailer.

Had enough yet, snowflakes? If not, click here to see what some people think are the funniest parts of the movie.

Did you laugh in spite of yourself? Hey, maybe the creator was right. Maybe racism (or stereotypical thinking at least) is still alive and well in America. The SJWs can whine all they want, and the PC politicians can pass all the laws they want, but they can't legislate colour blindness. We are hard-wired to recognize racial differences and prefer to associate with our own kind. And that's a fact of life.

Further viewing: While we're on the subject of the Confederate States of America and the Glorious War of the Secession, check out "Five reasons not to ban the Confederate flag, from a Canadian immigrant", with our old friend Gavin McInnes.

VIDEO: Horrible, racist TV spot for "Darky Toothpaste"

Way back in January of 2012, Walt posted "Politically correct toothpaste makes your smile brighter", a quick history of the transformation of "Darkie Toothpaste" into "Darlie Toothpaste". Yes, there is such a product. You can still buy it in parts of Asia and in some dollar stores on this side of the Pacific, if you want to have a smile like unto that of a... errr... read the article.

Ed. has now stumbled upon this SPOOF TV commercial for "Darky Toothpaste", which some readers may find amusing. Others will surely find it offensive, but hey, snowflakes, it's not real! It's satire! I'll place it in context for you below the window.

The "Darky Toothpaste" spot was one of a series of blatantly racist commercials made for the fictional TV station "Channel Six" in the low-budget film C.S.A : The Confederate States of America.

The 2004 "mockumentary" was directed by Kevin Willmott, who drew his inspiration from Ken Burns' monumental PBS series The Civil War. It is an account of an alternate history wherein the Confederacy wins the American Civil War and establishes a Confederate States of America that incorporates the majority of the Western Hemisphere, including the former contiguous United States, the "Golden Circle", the Caribbean, and South America.

The film primarily details significant political and cultural events of Confederate history from its founding until the early 2000s. The director's intention, he said, was to satirize real-life issues and events, and to shed light on "the continuing existence of discrimination in American culture." C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America" was released on DVD in August of 2006. I'll post the trailer for you later today.

See you in September?

Summer is speeding by and Walt is planning his post-Labour Day travel schedule. I'm circling the calendar for a don't-miss event to be held in the nation's capital on September 9th, although I'm not sure the old Plymouth will make it all the way to Richmond. [Walt! Try to keep up. It's not Richmond any more. Ed.] Oh. I see. Well... Let's just look at the poster.

Yes, dear reader, Ron Paul is still preaching his message of conservatism and common sense. Amidst all the hoo-rah of the Trump presidency, there's still lots of interest in Mr Paul's foreign policy of non-intervention in the affairs of others, a strong defence of America and an end to the trillion-dollar military empire overseas. Readership at the Ron Paul Institute website is up and viewership of the Ron Paul Liberty Report continues to increase.

We live in a society of splendid isolation. Instead of going to church, joining service clubs, or gathering at the local watering hole to discuss the events of the day, people sit in front of their computers or thumbing their "devices" [??? Ed.], kidding themselves that they are connecting with others via the Internet. Walt has never done Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or any of the other anti-social media. I call them that because it seems most of the people posting on FB etc are so busy posting that they have no time to socialize with anyone in person. See Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, by Robert D. Putnam (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000). But I digress...

Yes... It's all very well to keep informed by reading Internet blogs and articles and watching videos, but we also need to meet in person -- face-to-face -- with other like-minded people. We need to hear from those who are out there in the front lines. Any true movement -- religious, political or otherwise -- is built on human contact and connections.

If you agree with all (or at least some) of the sentiments expressed by Ron Paul, or Yours Very Truly, you'll find hundreds of like-minded people at the Dulles Airport Marriott, just outside of Washington DC, this coming September 9th, as the Ron Paul Institute holds its second major foreign policy conference. At the rostrum will be Mr Paul, of course, plus Lew Rockwell, Daniel McAdams and other erudite and interesting speakers TBA.

The conference proper runs from 0930 to 1500, and a "whistleblowers' roundtable" will follow. What could that be? Be there to find out! Tickets are just $75, and are expected to sell out well in advance. The Marriott folks are offering a special rate to conference attenders. Click here for tickets and/or more information. You never know who you may see there!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Warning: these stories may trigger Islamophobia AND homophobia!

Here's a story, reported by Toronto CTV News, that the SJWs and PC politicians (Hello, Kathleen Wynne, Justin Trudeau and, yes, John Tory!) don't want to see splashed all over the media, because it will undoubtedly engender feelings of homophobia AND Islamophobia in some readers. But it's a true crime story, released by the Toronto coppers, so Walt can share it with you without fear of M-103 or any other anti-free speech laws.

Pictured at left is 27-year-old Ala Al Safi, aka Ala El Deen and... wait for it... Ala Mode. (Isn't that a cute alias?) Mr Al Safi is an Arab, a Muslim, and a practising homosexual pervert. And boy ["boy"? Ed.] does he practise! Toronto police alllege that he had intimate relationships with multiple men over the course of six (6) years, without telling any of them that he was HIV positive.

The coppers say Mr Al Safi was diagnosed with the disease in February of 2011. In July of the same year, he met a 24-year-old man through an online classified personal ad. The two allegedly began an intimate relationship, which they carried on for some time without the suspect disclosing his HIV+ status.

Fast forward to last December, when police say the same man met a 21-year-old man through an online dating website and the two began an intimate relationship. The victim told police that the suspect did not tell him about his HIV+ status.

[This is getting repetitious. Can we get to the charges? Ed.] OK, OK... Police say that eight more people -- eight different men ranging in age from 18 to 28 -- have come forward with allegations pertaining to the same, errr, man. [At least the victims weren't minors! Ed.] The homosexual encounters reported occurred as far back as December of 2011 and extended right through to March of this year. In none of the cases, police say, did the suspect tell his partners that he is infected with a disease which, if passed to them, will inevitably kill them.

Some legal beagles would say charges of attempted murder would be justified, but Mr Al Safi has been charged with eight additional counts of aggravated sexual assault. Why "additional"? Because he was previously charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault in April and June of this year.

The CTV News report does not mention Mr Al Saki's immigration/citizenship status in Canada. Nor does it make clear whether this despicable bugger is out on bail or safely behind bars where, as we all know, homosexual activity is strictly forbidden.

And here's another one that CTV News published, but, like the story above, was somehow missed by the government-controlled CBC.

Yesterday, also in Toronto, police announced an arrest following a complaint of a child reported being sexually assaulted at a TTC subway station. 41-year-old Chitranjan Boyal is facing three charges including sexual assault, sexual interference and failure to comply with probation. The mother of the victim -- a 7-year-old boy -- told police that they were on an escalator heading toward ground level at around 8 PM when a man approached her son from behind and sexually assaulted him. The cops had already received numerous calls about a man grabbing at children in "a sexual manner".

A police spokesthingy told the media, "The mom did everything right. She went up to the collector's booth, notified them, had them call 911, and she also had the time to pull out her cellphone and take a picture of the alleged suspect." Not wishing to fan the flames of homophobia or Islamophobia, the cops declined to release any information about the pedophile's nationality, ethnicity or religion. Thus we don't know what part of Ireland Chitranjan Boyal is from... but we can guess!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The sharing economy doesn't always work

Sharing jobs, sharing rides, sharing feelings, sharing sex partners, sharing space... Everything's about sharing, nowadays. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't, as Chinese entrepreneur Zhao Shuping found out recently... the hard way!

The South China Morning Post reported recently that Mr Zhao's share-an-umbrella start-up, called... wait for it... Sharing E Umbrella, lost some 300,000 umbrellas (virtually its entire supply) within weeks of its April launch.

The way it was supposed to work was that when a deluge threatened, a pluviophobe would pay a small deposit (= $2.79) to unlock a code in the umbrella's handle. Patrons were expected to return the umbrellas when the clouds parted and the sun shone again. That's not how it turned out. Call it human nature, but most of the people who picked up umbrellas, errr, kept them.

Mr Zhao Shuping began Sharing E Umbrella after noticing the global success of bike-sharing programs. And since people always seem to be without an umbrella when a rainstorm strikes, he figured a similar model could work, so long as people put the umbrellas back once the weather cleared up. But, as the founder told the SCMP, "Umbrellas are different from bicycles. Bikes can be parked anywhere, but with an umbrella you need railings or a fence to hang it on."

So, Mr Zhao found himself the CEO of a $1.5-million charity that mostly handed out free umbrellas to people in need, who simply kept the umbrellas for themselves. Sharing E Umbrella has no way to track where each umbrella went.

Chinese companies have run into challenges with the sharing models before. In June, Wukong Bicycles, a bike-sharing scheme, was forced to close down because 90% of its bikes went missing. Like Sharing E Umbrella, the company had no way to track the bikes' location. "The startup is closed now," said Wukong's founder, Lei Houyi. "I'll think of it as a charity project."

Unlike Mr Lei, Mr Zhao isn't about to give up. He plans to release an additional 30 million umbrellas by the end of the year. And he's working on figuring out a way to add a GPS into the umbrella rental process so he locate his umbrellas... come rain or shine.

VIDEO: Inch by inch, our enemies take over the civilized world

Mark Steyn again. Ed. found this while getting the embed code for the video we posted a few minutes ago. This is just under 11 minutes, and is an excerpt from Mr Steyn's speech to a conference of The Free Press Society on the topic of the infamous cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. We lose, Mr Steyn says, by surrendering our liberties one by one, inch by inch.

VIDEO: Mark Steyn on the looming extinction of the white race

You learn something every day. Today, I learned from Mark Steyn that five out of six European prime ministers have no children. Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Theresa May... all childless. Leo Paradkar, the new Taoiseach (= prime minister) of Eire, not only is not ethnically Irish, but has no children. Being gay probably has something to do with his lack of progeny.

The childlessness of Europe's leaders is a metaphor for the continent as a whole. And, as Mark Steyn explains in this video, that's a problem. In fact, he contends, demographics -- the imminent extinction of the white race -- is the biggest problem confronting Europe and the world today. That was the thesis of Mr Steyn's 2006 bestseller America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It. See "Muslim journalist admits Mark Steyn was right", WWW 22/6/16. And watch this video.

Almost the entire developed world is mired in deathbed demography from which no functioning society has ever recovered. If white people do not start marrying and procreating -- or at least procreating -- again, soon, our parts of the globe will be overrun by... errr... non-white people. It's already happening! It's not just that Middle Eastern and African Muslims are arriving in Europe by the boatload -- 1000s of "refugees" every day -- but that once landed they breed like rabbits! The average Muslim family has two parents and five kids. The average "Christian" family, about one-and-a-half parents (lots of single moms out there) and slightly over one child.

As Mr Steyn suggests, the math is against us. White folk! Your duty is clear! Get at it!!!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

See what African "refugees" are running away from

These lovely pix were taken in Oworonshoki, a district of Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria. They were published by CBC News in an attempt to drum up sympathy [or white guilt? Ed.] for the boatloads of African "refugees" and asylum-seekers who wash up, with other trash, on the shores of Europe every day, hoping to make their way eventually to the USA and Canada, where they believe a warm and generous welcome awaits them.

The sad tale told in voiceovers was that of a Lagos taxi driver who decided to try his luck in crossing the Mediterranean "in search of a better life." His journey did not end well. He was captured by Arab thugs and held hostage, before finding his way back home. The CBC's intrepid (and pale-faced) reporter picks up the story:

The ground is thick with mud and sewage. Wooden planks and tires scatter the slum, making a precarious pathway. "We have to walk," says Oluwaseun Femi Ijitola, a 34-year-old taxi driver known as Seun. "No vehicle can pass through."

There is a look of shame in his eyes as he surveys this forgotten corner of Lagos. On the water's edge of Nigeria's largest city, in the neighbourhood of Oworonshoki, people live in dire poverty with no sanitation, electricity or any other facilities, in ramshackle shanties covered with dirty tarpaulin and cardboard that barely keeps out the seasonal rains. Chickens, goats and dog scavenge on mounds of garbage. Empty plastic bottles float on the tide of the Lagos Lagoon.

This is what Ijitola risked his life to escape when he became one of the hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants attempting to cross the Sahara desert to get to Europe and the hope of a better life. "I have a dream of schooling abroad, and that is why I went to Libya," he says. Ijitola says the area is "very, very rough and tough" and unlocks a tiny padlock to his wooden shack. His wife and five-year-old daughter aren't here.
"I sent them to be with the mother-in-law," he says. "I cannot feed them."

Local "area boys" — as the criminal gangs that extort money and mete out casual violence are known — loiter outside, smoking marijuana and drinking beer.

Sad, isn't it? But who is to blame for the poverty and squalor in which Mr Ijitola and his sometime family live? Colonialists? Europeans? North Americans? Hardly! Nigeria has been independent since 1 October 1960. The Nigerians have had nearly 57 years to improve and build upon the functioning infrastructure that was bequeathed to them by the despised British. But have they done so? Nooooo! In fact, things have gotten worse, much worse.

Why do you suppose that things have gotten worse since Nigeria, along with the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, became responsible for it's own destiny. The fact is that the average IQ on the Dark Continent varies between 60 and 80. People with such sub-normal intelligence are utterly incapable of creating or maintaining a white, Western-style society. If you don't believe me, go to Lagos. Or Harare, or Nairobi, or Johannesburg or Kampala or [That's enough festering African slums. Ed.] See for yourself.

Further reading (and viewing): "'Latest Research on Race', Prof. Philippe Rushton", WWW 12/1/17. Includes a 57-minute video which you should watch only if you can handle the truth. And don't get me started on IQ testing being Eurocentric and thus not fair to Africans. I spent years in Africa, in the "ed biz", and never met one (1) black African who could devise a "made in Africa" test which would be fairer. The best they could do, it seemed to me, was devise 78 ways of cheating on the white man's tests!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Gwynne Dyer predicts "President Pence"

Gwynne Dyer is a Canadian-born journalist and military historian, based nowadays in London. His columns are syndicated across Canada and the USA, and in an astonishing number of foreign (non-North American) papers, including the Wanganui (New Zealand) Chronicle. His books include Ignorant Armies: Sliding into War in Iraq (2003) and The Mess They Made: The Middle East After Iraq (2007), both best-sellers. He also wrote all of which were number one or number two on the Globe & Mail’s non-fiction best-seller list.

Mr Dyer also wrote Crawling from the Wreckage (2010), which, according to his website, "traces the world's halting emergence from the dark tunnel of the past decade, a time marked by exaggerated fears of terrorism, futile and unnecessary wars in the Middle East, neglect of climate change, and financial near-collapse." Seven years later, the uncharacteristic optimism of that book suggests that the author either had his tongue planted firmly in his cheek, or had lost his touch in predicting the future.

Walt thinks that Mr Dyer, a confirmed liberal, had drunk too much of the Obama Koolaid. Still, his track record since then has been pretty good, which is why I still read his columns regularly, taking his predictions with only a couple of grains of salt. Today I saw (in the aforementioned Wanganui Chronicle, "Still not the smoking gun", in which Mr Dyer analyzes the latest episode of the Russia-helped-elect-Trump saga.

As the headline of his column suggests, Mr Dyer think that the junior Trump's revelation of his meeting with Russian lawyer and lobbyist Natalia Veselnitskaya is still not the "smoking gun" which will lead to the impeachment of the senior Trump. As Mr Dyer puts it, "The dead will continue to walk around for a while yet." But wait (as Vince Offer used to say), there's more.... SPOILER AHEAD!!!

Although Mr Dyer doesn't think President Trump will be impeached, he feels that Mr Trump, who some time ago stopped having fun in his new office, will get bored enduring the death of 1000 cuts, and will resign. Then, he says, we will get... President Pence. Thus endeth the column. I can only add, "'tis a consummation devoutly to be wished."

VIDEO: San Francisco BART won't release video of black yoofs mugging pax because "it will make people racist"

San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has surveillance videos -- hours and hours of them -- showing crimes such as mugging being committed on its trains. But it won't release them, because, in a feat of PC self-censorship remarkable even for San Francisco, the snowflakes at BART are concerned that the videos might "perpetuate racial bias and stereotyping." Seriously...

KPIX-TV reports that in just three months, at least three robberies have been perpetrated at BART's San Francisco station by groups of teenagers who were, errr, non-white. One such "swarming", on April 22nd, was committed by some 40-60 teens. Debora Allen, a director of BART, admits in the video embedded below, "I think people are genuinely concerned. They are fearful about the stories that have come out about the recent attacks, the assaults, the thefts."

Why, then, don't they release the surveillance videos so people can see what's going on and judge for themselves whether it's safe to ride on the system? Ms Allen says that when she asked BART management that question, they told her that releasing the videos "would create a racial bias in the riders against minorities on the trains."

That would seem to suggest that the poor disadvantaged yoofs involved were black. Well, maybe Hispanic. Ummm, no... let's call a spade a spade. In a follow-up e-mail, Ms Allen said, "I don’t understand what role the color of one's skin plays in this issue. Can you explain?"

BART Assistant General Manager Kerry Hamill answered, "If we were to regularly feed the news media video of crimes on our system that involve minority suspects, particularly when they are minors, we would certainly face questions as to why we were sensationalizing relatively minor crimes and perpetuating false stereotypes in the process."

Walt has highlighted the weasel words in that response. "False stereotypes" indeed! Seems to me the stereotypes are based on fact. The criminal behaviour which we assume is shown in the videos goes on 24/7, not just in San Francisco but in every city in the USA fortunate (?) enough to have a BART-type mass transit system. Riding mass transit in the USA is like inviting 20 random hitchhikers into your car. Do so at your peril.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

8 years and counting

Ed. here. Walt was too modest to say anything, but the fact is that WWW has been on the Net for just over eight (8) years, which I believe is way beyond the longevity of the average blog. Moreover, we've averaged just over 30 posts per month, for a total (not including perhaps 3 which were deleted for one reason or another) of 2961 counting this one. Walt, Poor Len Canayen [and Ed.! Ed.] are planning to get together on the weekend to bend elbows and pat each other on the back.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Not female, not blonde... just not thinking!

Agent 6 (to whom be thanks) sent us this interesting photo. These contractors are installing bollards (steel pillars) in concrete to stop vehicles from parking on the pavement outside a downtown sports bar downtown. They are pictured cleaning up at the end of the day, anxious to go home.

Agent 6 asks an innocent question: How long do you think it'll be before they realize where they parked their truck?

Sunday, July 9, 2017

The man who foresaw the Titanic disaster 14 years previous

Even if you never saw the movie, you will doubtless know of the Titanic disaster, which occurred in the early morning of 15 April 1912. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner, belong to the White Star Line. While on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City, she struck (or was struck by) an iceberg in the north Atlantic Ocean, about 375 miles south of Newfoundland. Of the estimated 2224 passengers and crew aboard, more than 1500 died, making the calamity one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history.

Morgan Robertson, pictured at right, was not one of the 800 or so survivors of the shipwreck. He never sailed on the Titanic. Indeed, he may never have heard of the ship until he saw the newspaper reports on that fateful day. Mr Robertson was an American author of short stories and novels, and the self-proclaimed inventor of the periscope. One of his works, virtually unknown until after the event, was a novella, published in 1898 -- 14 years before the event -- called Futility or the Wreck of the Titan.

After the Titanic sank, some said that Morgan Robertson was something of an amateur mystic. Others said he must have been clairvoyant. Although no other predictions or "premonitions" were ever attributed to him, the similarities between his fictional SS Titan, which struck an iceberg and sank, and the ill-fated Titanic are simply amazing. The authors of The Riddle of the Titanic have put them in tabular form, which Ed. has recreated for us.

"It would be very satisfying," the authors write, "to be able to say whether any of the key figures in the Titanic saga knew of this Awful Warning before the event it "foresaw", but we found no such indications. Walt recommends: The Riddle of the Titanic, by Robin Gardiner and Dan van der Vat, Orion Books, 1996. For an in-depth study, the book is eminently readable and highly recommendable.

Help Kids Canada scam back under new name(s)?

Long-time readers may remember that Walt has been writing since April of 2010 (!) about the activities of a dubious "charity" which calls itself "Help Kids Canada" and/or "Kare for Kids". See "Help Kids Canada - a scam or only half a scam?", WWW 10/4/10, and "'Help Kids Canada', 'Kare for Kids' -- still out there?", WWW 14/6/16. These two posts have received literally 1000s of hits and numerous comments, mostly in the summer when the weather is nice and they send kids out into the streets to sell cheap chocolate bars to the philanthropically minded.

Just yesterday, Walt received and published not one but two comments from readers, presumably in Canada, alerting us to another questionable charity, which they think may be run by the same scam artists.
Anonymous wrote: "I may be wrong but the same address and number belong to Disabled Veteran Support Canada. Being a veteran we strongly believe this is a scam organization. They are set up in Ontario but set tables at Sobeys, Walmart, etc in other provinces (New Brunswick and Nova Scotia)."
Gail Silva added: "They are now operating as Disabled Veterans Support Canada and Rainbow Seniors Support Canada. They canvass door-to-door and set up tables in grocery and liquor stores. Right now they have a presence in Nova Scotia. They have a website and are registered with CRA but there's very limited information on exactly where the money is going. Every time I check their websites info is deleted or changed."

Walt doesn't have a huge staff of investigative journalists to ferret out the truth [Like CNN? LMAO. Ed.] but asked Agent 3 to do a little checking. As regards the address, the Kare for Kids website gives their address as:
7 Bishop Avenue, Suite 2107, Toronto, Ontario, M2M 4J4, CANADA. That part of Toronto is also known as "North York". The address is that of a residential condominium, not an office building, half a block east of a part of Yonge Street occupied mainly by shops and businesses, such as carpet stores, run by people of Middle Eastern origin -- Lebanese, Egyptian, Syrian etc. You know the type I mean.

Just around the corner and a couple of blocks north on Yonge Street, not far from the Iranian Plaza (really), is 6021 Yonge Street, which turns out to be a UPS store. Among other services, the UPS store will be pleased to rent you a mailbox, which gives you an address like: 6021 Yonge Street, Suite 323, North York, ONT M2M 3W2. "Suite 323" makes it sound like an office on the third floor of a tower block, but really it's just a mailbox. That address turned up in a thread on an Internet forum: "Beware buyer using address: 6021 Yonge Street Ste#323, North York, ONT M2M3W2, CANADA". (That was a dispute about "molded carpet kits", whatever they are.)

A similar address -- 6021 Yonge Street, Suite 811, Toronto, ON M2M 3W2 -- appears on the websites of... wait for it... Disabled Veterans Support Canada and Rainbow Seniors Support, the "charities" mentioned by our doubtful readers!

If you check out the websites, you will see that besides the address, the two "charities" share a phone number -- 416-733-7691. Neither of the sites offers any of the information that a legitimate charity should disclose: directors, officers, staff list, finances. They just ask for your money for such things as hiring entertainers to perform at senior citizens homes.

Rainbow Seniors Support claims to have been operating since 1996, and provides a "charitable registration number": 88909 2565 RR0001. Since it was Saturday, Agent 3 was unable to verify the number or Rainbow's status with the Canada Revenue Agency (the Canuck equivalent of the IRS). It's interesting, though, that Disabled Veterans Support Canada doesn't claim to be a registered charity. Rather, its website says: "DVSC is a division of Rainbow Seniors Support. Registered Charity Number: 88909 2565 RR0001".

That's as far as Agent 3 was able to get yesterday. Other than addresses in the same "Little Levant" neighbourhood, I can't make any connection between Help Kids/Kare for Kids and Disabled Veterans Support/Rainbow Senior Support, but they look dodgy to me. I have suggested to him, and advise you, dear Canadian reader, to contact a media outlet such as the CBC or the Globe and Mail with your concerns. Use the comments box to let us know what happens.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Gay sex and drugs orgy inside the Vatican: just the facts

It has been some time since we've lifted the cone of silence with which the Vatican smothers reports of a gay lobby within its walls, extending into the highest echelons of the Roman Catholic Church. In January of 2014 I posted "Ex-chief of Swiss Guard confirms existence of 'homolobby' at Vatican", and there was a reference to the gay lobby in "Catholic bishops say 'interim report' asking Church to welcome homosexuals grossly misrepresented by pro-LGBT media", 14/10/17. But the three-year hiatus doesn't mean the gay lobby no longer exists. Oh no. It's still alive and kicking... and biting and hissing.

So open, notorious and indeed raucous have the queer priests' and bishops' activities become that the Vatican police have been forced to take action. Sometime last month, the Catholic coppers raided an apartment belonging to Monsignor Luigi Capozzi (pictured, left) the secretary of Francesco Cardinal Coccopalmerio, who serves as the president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts. There they found a number of churchmen engaged in a drug-fuelled gay orgy. (Whether Monsignor Alan McCormack was there, or languishes in obscurity in Ottawa, is not known.)

Msgr Capozzi was ordained in 1992 and has worked in numerous roles within the Roman Catholic church ever since. A report in Il Fatto Quotidiano says he was about to be appointed a bishop, and was looking forward to having 1000s of the faithful kiss his ring.

Vatican police allegedly caught the monsignor -- an "ardent supporter of Pope Francis", according to the report -- after tenants in the building complained repeatedly about the constant coming and going of male visitors at all hours of the night. The building is currently being used by various high-ranking churchmen, including prefects, presidents, and secretaries to the Roman Curia.

Msgr Capozzi, who on his LinkedIn page calls himself an "expert in canon law and dogmatic theology", managed to evade suspicion by driving a BMW with Vatican licence plates, which he could only have got with the help of influential friends. The Holy See plates rendered him practically immune to stops and searches. Thus he was able to transport cocaine for his frequent homosexual orgies with impunity.

Il Fatto Quotidiano reported that the building's separate entrance from outside the Vatican walls made it perfect for clandestine activity. "Its main entrance, in fact, opens out directly onto the piazza of the Holy Office that is already Italian territory and is outside of the control of the Swiss Guard and of the Gendarmerie," they wrote. "Anyone, by day and by night, can freely enter into the Vatican by this entry without undergoing any inspection and without, of course, being put on record. A perfect location to enjoy the privileges of extraterritoriality but without having to be subject either to the inspections of the Italian State or to those of Vatican City."

At the time of his arrest, Msgr Capozzi was allegedly so high on cocaine that he had to be hospitalized for detoxification in the Pius XI clinic in Rome. He has since disappeared from the Vatican, and is said to be at an undisclosed convent somewhere outside of Rome, enjoying (?) a "spiritual retreat".

Friday, July 7, 2017

VIDEO: Canuck ministers struggle to defend payout to Muslim terrorist

Further to Walt's earlier post about the shameful and cowardly apology handed out this week to Islamic terrorist Omar Khadr (along with a cheque of C$10.5 million!), here's Brian Lilley, from TheRebel Media, asking some pertinent questions. Watch Ralph Goodale and Judy Wilson-Reybould squirm trying to defend the indefensible.

Canuck Conservative leader condemns Khadr payoff

Turns out that even as Walt was writing yesterday's post, adding in the link to the petition against the outrageous payout to an Islamic terrorist who murdered one American and wounded another, the deal had already gone down! The payment of C$10.5 million (just over US$8 million) was made yesterday, but not announced officially until today. By now the money is doubtless offshore, where the lawyers for Sgt. Chris Speer can't get at it. [Maybe it's on its way to ISIS? Ed.]

The whole thing smells. It was a deal done in secret, for motives which the Liberal cabinet ministers are having a hard time defending. The chief reason, as the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety, tells it was that it would have cost even more to keep fighting Mr Khadr's lawyers in the courts. Even then, neither Mr Goodale nor the Honourable Judy Wilson-Reybould (appointed because she's both a woman and an Indian... oops, First Nations Person) would confirm the amount of the hush money. "That's part of the settlement and it's confidential," said Ms Wilson-Reybould.

Mr Goodale and Ms Wilson-Reybould were shoved out from behind the curtain to face the press in the absence of the Right Honourable Justin "Junior" Trudeau, who is conveniently out of the country schmoozing with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron at the G-20 talking shop in Hamburg, Germany. Ms Chrystia Freeland, the useless Minister of Foreign Affairs (or Global Affairs or whatever the latest PC name is), signed the official statement along with Mr Goodale, but was nowhere to be found when it came time to cast a few pearls before the Canadian taxpayers.

Also worth noting is the fact that the whole sordid story leaked out -- conveniently, again -- just after the Canuck Parliament rose for the summer recess, so MPs will have no opportunity to ask embarrassing questions (let alone hold any kind of debate) until the honourable members resume their "work" in the fall. But that didn't stop newly-minted Conservative leader Andrew Scheer from making a statement of his own. Click here to see what he had to say.

Further reading: Rex Murphy in today's National Post: "Trudeau skips the theme socks for his scheming Khadr apology". Key quote: "Three things mark the Khadr announcement. The government didn’t want to be associated with it. They wanted it done swiftly. And they didn’t want Trudeau on the same continent when the news broke."

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Canada to pay Muslim terrorist C$10.5 million for killing US soldier

This story broke earlier this week. I'm commenting only today because at first I couldn't believe it. I'm only just now getting my head around it.

The man on the right is Omar Khadr -- Canadian citizen, Muslim fanatic, former "child soldier" fighting with Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. The man on the left [appropriately. Ed.] is self-styled "global citizen" Justin Trudeau, son and heir of Pierre Himself and now Prime Minister of the Not-so-great Not-so-white North.

Justin Trudeau is an Islamophile -- not an Islamophobe but an Islamophile, meaning he loves Islam and the followers of the Prophet. It seems he never met a Muslim he didn't like (especially those who vote), including Omar Khadr. So great is the regard that M Trudeau and his alleged government have for Mr Khadr that they are about to give him C$10,500,000 (= over $8 million in real money) in "compensation" for having his "Charter rights" violated by the governments of Canada and the USA. (No word yet on whether the American government will be asked to pony up part of the loot.)

What happened is this. Although only a lad of 15, Mr Khadr was able to raise a pretty good crop of chin whiskers, so immediately when to the Middle East sandpit to join his fanatical Muslim brethren in the fight against the evil Christian crusaders. In July of 2002, following a firefight at a suspected al-Qaeda compound in Afghanistan, American troops captured the badly wounded Islamist, who, they claimed, had thrown a grenade that killed Sgt. Chris Speer, a medic with the US special forces. Mr Khadr was shipped off to Guantanamo Bay, where, in 2010, her pleaded guilty to charges that included the murder of Sgt. Speer, and was sentenced to a further eight years in custody.

Almost before the door slammed on Mr Khadr's cell at Gitmo, the usual gang of snowflakes and SJWs in Canada and the USA started demanding his release. He was only a child, they said. He was being tortured, they said. (He later said he confessed just to get out of Guantanamo Bay.) His civil rights were being violated, the Americans said. His Charter rights were being violated, the Canadians said, and he's a Canuck, so shouldn't be in the USA at all. Thus the start of the "Bring Omar home" movement.

After years of litigation and negotiation, Omar Khadr was finally returned to Canada in 2012 and sent to a maximum-security prison. He was grated bail in May of 2015, pending an appeal in the USA of his military commission conviction. The appeal is still pending. Meanwhile, as part of the litigation just referred to, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 2010 that Canadian intelligence officials obtained evidence from the poor lad under "oppressive circumstances", such as sleep deprivation, during interrogations at Gitmo in 2003. Worse still, they shared that evidence with American officials. The horror!

Also meanwhile (in 2004) Mr Khadr's lawyers filed a C$20-million lawsuit against the Canadian government, arguing it had violated international law by not protecting its own citizen and, worse yet, conspired with the US in the wrongful imprisonment and abuse of the young Muslim "victim". The "abuse" may have included giving him nothing to read but the Holy Qu'ran and Playboy. Whatever... the Conservative government of Steve Harpoon stoutly resisted the lawsuit, but now that Mr Selfie is in power, things are looking up for the poor oppressed Muslims of Canada and the world. Very much so for Mr Khadr, who will get just over half of the amount claimed in his suit, plus the customary profuse apology.

Amidst this incredible perversion of justice, there is one small ray of sunshine. In 2015, in an American court, Sgt. Speer's widow won an award of $134.2 million for wrongful death. Her lawyers have filed an application in Canada for enforcement of that judgment, as well as an injunction which would divert any money given to Mr Khadr to her and Sgt. Layne Morris, who was blinded by the same grenade.

Mr Khadr, meanwhile, is out of jail, and is reported to be studying to become a nurse. Paying tuition won't be a problem for him, and I expect that on graduation he will do the right thing and volunteer to join the Canadian forces in Iraq, perhaps as a medic. Yeah.

If you find the payout to Canada's newest multi-millionaire offensive, SIGN THE ONLINE PETITION put up by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Over 50,000 disgusted Canucks have done so already (noon today). The Gliberals have a long history of ignoring public opinion because as "progressives", they know what's best. But who knows? Maybe this time.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day 2017

[AND ED.! ED.]

The swamp isn't drained yet, but a good start has been made!
Support your President; support your country

Monday, July 3, 2017

Battle between modernism and tradition heats up as Pope fires 3IC

Full in the panting heart of Rome (as went the old hymn) there is a civil war going on. Make that a religious war. The Roman Catholic Church, which we used to think of as universal (which is what "catholic" means) and monolithic, is divided as it has not been since the Great Schism of the Middle Ages. The conflict is not between Catholic Tradition and modernism, or conservatives and liberals, but between the liberals who slavishly follow the false teachings of Vatican II and the ultra-liberals who want to finish what Martin Luther started and lead the Church into heresies from which She can never recover.

The champion of the "progressive" faction, the modernizing deniers of Catholic dogma, is none other than Pope Francis himself. In the opposite corner, so to speak, is Gerhard Cardinal Müller, who was named head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012, precisely to halt the descent into syncretism, relativism and other heresies which had thrown the Church into a crisis of faith.

On Saturday, while Canadians (or some of them) were celebrating their country's 150th anniversary, the Pope ordered Cardinal Müller (also third in command at the Vatican after the Pope and the Secretary of State) into retirement. Thus, Francis neutralized one of the few princes of the church whose job it was to call out the pope for his seemingly endless appetite for doctrinal change.

The prelate represented the conservative -- read "less liberal" -- wing of the Church that has looked askance at the pontiff’s disregard for centuries-old tradition and restrictions. Ever since Francis assumed the Throne of Peter in 2013, he and the cardinal seemed to be on a collision course. Cardinal Müller was not at all pleased when Francis, answering a question about his feelings toward gay Catholics, shrugged and said, "Who am I to judge?". When Francis announced that he wanted to create a commission to discuss allowing women to become deacons, the prelate effectively quashed the idea.

The excrement really interfaced with the air-conditioning device when Francis ignored Cardinal Müller's suggested alterations to his "apostolic exhortation", Amoris Laetitia. The prelate opposed Pope Bergoglio's attempt to allow divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion -- an act of rejecting Christ's teaching that traditionally carries with it the penalty of excommunication. The anti-Catholic teachings of Amoris Laetitia have been openly resisted by many, including four cardinals who, last September, published their dubia (an expression of confusion or doubt), which the Poope has yet to answer.

By refusing to extend Cardinal Müller's tenure as head of the CDF, Francis has effectively fired the prelate, and scored a huge win in his battle to impose his ultra-liberal, anti-Catholic views on Holy Mother Church. To make matters even worse, His Humbleness replaced Cardinal Müller with Archbishop Luis Ladaria -- a liberal Jesuit like the Pope -- thus virtually eliminating any chance of opposition from the one office in the Church with the duty to interpret Catholic magisterium –- that is, spreading doctrinal teaching to the Church's billion plus adherents.

When Pope Ratzinger appointed Archbishop Ladaria Secretary of the CDF in 2008, his appointment was openly criticized because of the prelate's heterodox (read: heretical) teachings on Original Sin and Grace. Cardinal Müller was bad enough, but Abp Ladaria promises to be worse. There is no truly Catholic prelate left in the Roman Catholic Church. No, not one.

Dear Catholic readers, let us pray to Saint Michael the Archangel and to the sainted Popes Pius V and Pius X to defend us as the battle to preserve the Faith of our fathers nears its climax, and to confound and defeat those within the highest echelons of the Church who would lead us into heresy and damnation. Amen.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

UPDATED: Canada celebrates sesquicentennial

Walt is not sure if the Globe and Mail's Brian Gable read Poor Len Canayen's pessimistic post before drawing this excellent editorial cartoon, but Poor Len says that pretty well sums up his view of the whole sesquicentennial celebration.

All the same, Walt and Poor Len [and Ed.! Ed.]
wish all our Canadian readers and friends
Happy 150th Birthday. Eh!

Further reading: "Celebrating 'diversity' will only divide us, but celebrating Canada's unity keeps us strong", by Rex Murphy (the indefatigable Newfie), in the National Post, 1/7/17. Key quote: "Identity politics aligns with diversity, and it is emphatically not our strength. Identity politics is a flight from commonality and unity."