A LEFTIST CONUNDRUM: WHICH PET PROJECT TO DEFEND AS BEING MORE EQUAL THAN THE OTHERS……?

In a Western statist society, group rights and identity politics are a key feature, and under girded (protected) by political correctness.

The so called ”masses” are actually divided up by the political/cultural elite into this this or that group when it suits their purposes of divide and rule. The multiculturalism ideology is a direct product of this statist construct, it could not exist if society was operating under classical enlightenment philosophy principles, that being, a nation comprised of sovereign individuals, free agents, exercising their unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The statist is at continual war with that construct, it does not trust the civil society, it seeks to impose its ideological views upon it, and to do so it must divide to rule over it. It must pick and choose which groups it will favor one group over others using the very tolerance of that society as a weapon against it.

What these groups don’t realize is, that they’re being played, they are merely pawns in a grander game. Every once in awhile these favored groups are pitted one against the other and it takes them by surprise.

Gay Vs. Islam. The legal Marxist conundrum

FINLAND: AFTER YEARS OF PUMPING PUBLIC MONEY INTO FAILED COMPANY, MINISTERS NOW MULL OVER THEIR ”TOO BIG TO FAIL” DECISION

Only a statist (pre-enlightenment thinking) driven government would have to be ”mulling over” such a scenario.

The free market is a wonderful thing, it only rewards success, from those who freely engage in purchasing goods and services. The government is the only enterprise that rewards failure, by the forceful taking of other people’s money with nothing in return.

Ministers will decide “within weeks” whether to let Talvivaara fail

Terrafamen purkuputki laskee kaivokselle kertyneen ylimääräisen puhdistetun veden Nuasjärveen.

Economic affairs minister Olli Rehn said the time has come to decide whether the government should continue paying millions of euros in taxpayer funds to keep the embattled mine in operation, after a court decision makes finding new investors more difficult. Talvivaara went bankrupt in 2014 following a string of environmental disasters.

More here.

FINLAND: MORE GOVERNMENT STATISM BECAUSE THEY JUST CAN’T LET GO…….

You would think it’s the 1960’s the way these dunderheads are behaving.

Oh, but they’re Finns, they’ll be the ones to get big bloated government statism right. Complete jackassery, what might work on a micro level (doubtful but..) will not work on a macro level. It’s the main reason why ”alternative energy” source platforms fail time and again.

PM Sipilä floats new state firm to roll out health, social care reform

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä has proposed the idea of establishing a of a new state firm to kick start the government’s social and health care reform programme. Speaking at a convention of Centre Party delegates in Jyväskylä Saturday, Sipilä also said he wanted to put a stop to overlapping IT development projects in the sector.Juha Sipilä

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä. Image: Jarno Kuusinen / AOP

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä has proposed the establishment of a new state organisation to drive the implementation of its social and health care reform programme.

Sipilä said he would like to see a unified IT system as the backbone of the national health care sector in the next few years. The PM noted that a single data system would be a prerequisite for the execution of the government’s radical social and health care reform programme.

“There’s no point now in creating any IT system that is not compatible with a patient data system. At least in the early stages this could be the role of a new state organisation,” Sipilä said Saturday during a meeting of party delegates in Jyväskylä.

The PM noted that digitalization offers the only route to ensuring that Finland is widely settled – a focus on rural development has long been one of the cornerstones of Centre Party policy.

“Modern technology offers amazing opportunities for working remotely. Finnish universities have an excellent foundation for building virtual universities and health centres,” he added.

Criticism for Infra Ltd.

According to Sipilä, government is already looking into setting up another state organ, Infra Ltd. It would be a completely state-owned body responsible for maintaining road networks, shipping lanes and rail lines.

That controversial reform proposal – first tabled by Transport and Communication Minister Anne Berner last week – has been the subject of harsh criticism from the opposition, as well as from coalition partner, the Finns Party.

“I don’t understand why incorporation is such a bogey man. For example the city of Helsinki has numerous corporations,” Sipilä pointed out.

The premier stressed that the proposal is still being reviewed and noted that government will adopt a formal position on the matter only after the conclusion of commenting rounds.

“The Centre Party is committed to safeguarding public transportation and taxi services throughout the country in the future as well,” Sipilä declared.

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TRUMP IN ’86 DEEMED RONALD REAGAN’S TAX CUTS AS “CATASTROPHE, COUNTRY IN DEPRESSION”…..

The man is not a conservative, let alone a Republican, but a Dem-In-Drag…..

The chumpster

So what we have here are three Democrats and one constitutional conservative running for the nomination of their party for president. Like I said earlier, Trump would have run as a Democrat if the Clintons didn’t own the Dem machine, lock stock and barrel. The Dem primary system is in fact rigged, and barn burning Trump knows that, and chose to run a ”Republican” because running as 3rd party candidate is a road to nowhere.

 People are welcome to believe that Trump has claimed the Reagan mantle (even as he misstates 1980 polling lessons) and would govern as a reliable conservative.  But that leap requires a blind faith that ignores his long history of liberalism on virtually every major issue.  Remember, if Trump had gotten his way, Reagan would never have been president in the first place — so those “catastrophic” tax cuts wouldn’t have been instituted. Anyway, there’s your frontrunner, Republicans.

Of Course: Trump Trashed Reagan Tax Cuts as Democrat-Called ‘Expert’ Witness

Guy Benson | Apr 19, 2016

It’s not especially remarkable that House Democrats once summoned fellow liberal Donald Trump to Capitol Hill to testify about the alleged adverse effects of Ronald Reagan’s 1986 tax reforms. What issomewhat remarkable is that this clip wasn’t dug up by a conservative opposition research team, but rather by Trump’s own campaign — which proceeded to blast it out into the public bloodstream as evidence that “Mr. Trump” is an all-caps EXPERT on economic matters. And what conclusion did his “expertise” produce? I’ll let Trump answer that question in his own words. Again, this comes via Trump’s social media director, who — ta da! — can’t vote for his boss today because he’s not a Republican:

More here.

FINLAND: NORDEA BANK PANAMA PAPERS BROUHAHA LEADS TO (FRAUD) PARTIES DISTANCING THEMSELVES FROM IT……

I would be more sympathetic with those parties in being against this bank, if they were against big government statism in general.

The central government is the single most abuser of public funds, and the cronyism that results from its close relationship with welfare (fake) capitalists dwarfs private funds set in offshore accounts. It’s the height of hypocrisy for politicians to point fingers at those holding offshore accounts, when they themselves are, and the system that they run, are far more corrupt.

Finns Party joins parties leaving Nordea

Party secretary Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo says the Finns Party is seeking an alternative, Finnish bank to handle its funds. Recently the Social Democratic Party and the Left Alliance have ended their arrangements with Nordea.

Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo
Finns Party secretary Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo. Image: Petteri Paalasmaa / AOP

According to party secretary Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo she has been tasked with finding another Finnish bank to take over Finns Party accounts. The move has been prompted by links to tax haven services revealed in the so-called Panama Papers.

Previously, the Social Democratic Party and the Left Alliance announced they have withdrawn their business from Nordea.

“We’ve had this discussion several times, that we want to support Finnish banking,” Slunga-Poutsalo says. “Now with the recent Panama Papers scandal we felt that the time was ripe for a change. I and our financial chief have been given full powers to seek a suitable bank.”

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FINLAND: GOVERNMENT’S NEW CARROT AND STICK APPROACH TO GET UNEMPLOYED AND IMMIGRANTS TO START OWN BUSINESSES…….

How about ending the nanny state, degrow government, get the foot off the private sector, lower taxes, create a flat tax of 10-12% across the board, and stop flooding yourself with people who will not assimilate into the host society?

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Immigrants into entrepreneurs

Most papers also cover a big announcement by the government yesterday of its new carrot and stick approach to turning unemployed and immigrants into starting up own businesses. Under the package, unveiled by Finns Party employment minister Jari Lindström, there will be more support for small business owners and companies hiring unemployed people. On the other hand, the government will tighten up the terms of unemployment benefit.

Helsingin Sanomat leads with a detailed rundown of the measures, which economic affairs minister Olli Rehn hopes will create 110,000 new jobs. Unemployment benefit can be changed into start-up money for a jobless person who decides to set up on their own. There will be a 5k voucher available for a business to buy in outside expertise and innovation. The government will pay support to a self-employed person if they decide to hire someone else. And there will be a work-experience scheme for unemployed people to be able to show off their skills during a work placement, in the hope of it leading to a real contract.

A key part of the package is aimed towards getting immigrants into Finland’s job market. The government says it will begin fast-tracking residence permits for immigrants setting up small businesses, and allow them to also open a bank account at point of establishing a firm.

Foreign investors looking for a place to put some money will, the government hopes, be tempted by the promise of a ’golden visa’ – a residence permit for anyone investing half a million euros or more into the country.

The ’stick’ part of the government’s plan is to toughen up the conditions for unemployment benefit, upping the pressure on jobless people to accept work that is further away or outside their experience or training. Currently someone can turn down work that doesn’t match their experience or training for the first three months of unemployment benefit. The measures suggest cutting this allowance entirely or shortening it by half. More details will be announced next Monday.

One ex-worker at games company Rovio, now unemployed, says she’s sceptical of how the government’s measures might work in practice. “Supporting entrepreneurs is a good thing but not if it cuts the money people are living on” she says. She’s wary that work experience placements will just be used by companies for free labour.  But the owner of a startup whose workforce is already very international says he’s grateful the government wants to reward businesses for employing people from overseas.

Recommend a refugee

Meanwhile Hufvudstadsbladet carries a glowing front-page report on its own project – in conjunction with the Red Cross and other media agencies – to find voluntary work for asylum seekers through the ”Recommend a Refugee” website. Refugees can create their own profile and be matched up with people looking for some help. So far, 70 refugees have signed up, and 50 people given placements, the paper says, claiming that the project is gathering speed.

Ahmed Ali, for instance, has been working clearing a golf course in Evitskog. ”This does us good,” he tells the paper. ”Just sitting around waiting for our asylum decision is killing us,” he says.

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FINLAND: STATE PUNISHES UBER TAXI DRIVER WITH HEFTY FINES FOR FREE MARKET ENTREPRENEURSHIP……

Statists and their business cronies……

Why in the world does a citizen need approval from the state to operate a taxi service? The only reason as to why they do, is direct lobbying from big taxi services that have used government to reward themselves with an almost complete monopoly of the market. There is no reason as to why individuals shouldn’t be able to compete is the sector freely.

Helsinki Uber driver ordered to pay state 12,000 euros

The Helsinki District Court has found a 23 year-old man guilty of illegally operating as a taxi driver in Helsinki. The man, who worked for three and a half months as a driver with the ride-sharing service Uber, received a 25-day fine amounting to 150 euros and was also ordered to surrender his ill-gotten gains – estimated at 12,000 euros – to the state.

Uber-taksi tilataan älypuhelimen sovelluksen avulla. Yhtiön Tukholmassa käyttämät autot ovat tavallisia rekisteröityjä takseja.
Taxis used by Uber in Stockholm are regular registered taxis. Image: Yle

A 23 year-old man who worked as a taxi driver for the ride-sharing service Uber was found guilty by the Helsinki District Court Tuesday of illegally plying the trade.

The court sentenced the man, who had worked as a taxi driver for three and a half months, to pay fines amounting to 150 euros. He was also ordered to hand over 12,250 euros to the state, which the court estimated as his gross earnings during the period.

The court found that the man had operated the taxi service without the required authorization between May and August last month.

More here.

MC AT THE GATES OF VIENNA: WHY THE POLITICAL RIGHT IS SO FRAGMENTED……?

Pay attention to this one, it’s spot-on.

EVIL YIN AND YANG

This is a topic often touched upon at the Tundra Tabloids, albeit, usually under the rubric of the traditional understanding of Left-Right political spectrum. Defenders of classical liberalism (based upon the enlightenment) will understand the full dimension of MC’s latest essay.

The rise of the Neo-Statists.

Why the Political Right is so Fragmented

In his latest essay, MC examines the nature of the Culture Wars that have put various factions of the Right into conflict with one another.

Why the political right is so fragmented
by MC

The genuine conservative political right is defunct. It no longer exists as a separate entity and is now securely blocked in with the fantasy ‘Nazi’ ‘far right’.

The leftist/collectivist policy of denigrate, divide and destroy has worked beautifully, no doubt assisted by fifth-columnists well able to hide amongst the tolerant liberalism (small L) of conservative (small C) opinion.

The US Republican establishment is now left of centre. With the exception of the Reagan years, it has been drifting steadily leftwards, totally out of contact with grass-roots conservatism. In fact, the modern GOP does not hide its contempt for its supposed conservative roots.

The British ‘Conservative’ Party is a bit of a far-left-of-centre joke. For sick political expediency it has killed justice and allowed a multi-tier system of ‘race/Islamophobia/social cohesion’-driven legal exceptions to prevail. We now have one law for Muslims and their patrons, another law for the man in the street, and a third more draconian law for those who wish to express their freedom, liberty and/or right of free speech. The Conservatives have particularly allowed freedom of speech to become encrusted with so-called ‘hate’ legislation where hate is an ill-defined term, randomly applied and seemingly related to causing offense particularly to Muslims and/or gays and/or general dissent. But where causing offense to Christians or Jews or real conservatives is studiously ignored.

So how did we get here?

I suspect that the contrived association between Nazism and the ‘right’ has much to do with it. However, there is also a failure to understand liberty , racism and nationalism as they apply to traditional liberal conservatism. But there is yet another factor which may also be critical.

There was recently an article at Gates of Vienna about Jewgida, which attracted more than the usual number of comments. Many of those were divisive and intolerant, seeking to emphasize that Jooos are the enemy rather than celebrate the number of Jews who participate in the counterjihad movement.

Personally I am disappointed that Jewgida feels the need to exist outside of any local/national Pegida movement(s), but all the same I would welcome them into the fold.

The right is vapid because it is fragmented. It is fragmented because it has been taught to be intolerant and see the likes of Jewgida as a threat. This is not part of true conservatism or the true right; it is the absorption of leftist principles into the conservative psyche.

Real conservatism has a Judeo-Christian core belief, a belief that leads to trust and tolerance: trust and tolerance in God and in (conservative) man. When that core is deflated, however, then there is only fear and fragmentation. The negative reaction and mudslinging provoked by the publication of Diana West’s book American Betrayal (a MUST-read for ALL those on the right), presumably at the fear/knowledge that the Republican Party had also been thoroughly penetrated by KGB agents of influence, was just too much for the supposed icons of right-Republican thought.

So here is a provocative piece from a UK Nationalist website of dubious origin, which is unconfirmed in any way:

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STATIST FINLAND THE LEAST FREE IN A UNION RIDDLED WITH SOCIALIST STATES…….

Nanny State Index: This is the first edition of the Nanny State Index, a league table of the worst places in the European Union to eat, drink, smoke and vape. The Nanny State Index is an initiative from the European Policy Information Center (EPICENTER).

Enquiries: info@epicenternetwork.eu
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H/T: Dennis Mitzner.

NOTE: The worrisome thing is, they’ll (Finns) see nothing wrong with it, all the while they rail against corruption /globalism/cronyism that are chief characteristics of the statist welfare state/big government. It’s called not seeing the trees for the forest.

EU ELITES WILL NEVER AGREE TO UK BENEFIT BRAKES…….

The EU elites all socialists (statists and neo-statists), just in varying degrees….

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Top EU Socialist Will ‘Never Agree’ To Migrant Benefit Brake, Not Legally Binding Confirms Expert

Socialist leaders in the European Parliament have threatened to sabotage and “never agree” to David Cameron’s much touted “deal” to curb migrant benefits, just as legal experts warn the deal is not “legally binding” despite the Prime Minister’s assurances.

Italian MEP Gianni Pittella speaks for the second largest group in the European Union (EU) assembly. This Wednesday, he labeled Mr. Cameron’s “emergency brake” on migrant benefits “discrimination”.

Professor Steve Peers, who has worked as consultant for the European Parliament and the European Commission, as well as the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union, agreed. He said that the policy was likely to be challenged in courts as “discrimination”.

Like others before him, Mr. Pittella pointed out that the welfare element of the deal will need to be translated into new legal proposals by the European Commission, and that MEPs will have the right to table amendments.

“The European Commission will need to put provisions through parliament. At that point we will be able to examine and debate them,” Mr. Pittella said during a debate, EUobserver reports.

“I will never agree that eastern European workers are seen as second-class citizens”, added Rebecca Harms, a leading German MEP in the Green group.

“Imagine two young people – Europeans, same job, same work – there is a danger one would have fewer rights than the other” said Mr. Pittella, explaining the socialist perspective, “we don’t want to see any distinction between rights in the European Union.”

Last week Michael Gove, a Brexit supporting minister and the Secretary of State for Justice, also pointed out that the deal was not legally-binding and could be overturned by European courts.

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THE CYNICAL LIE: STATE SOVEREIGNTY A RELIC OF THE PAST…….

That’s right, they push the ”illusion of sovereignty” meme to trash any move towards it, while pushing an illusion of (small-d) democratic self rule. 

Finland’s Minister of Finance, Alexander Stubb (neo-statist) is pushing exactly that, in a yesterday tweet he wrote: ”Vintage” and linked to an article in the Economist pushing exactly that meme:

The message is basically this; – Individual states are all tied down by treaties individually and globally, no one state is “sovereign”- So in essence we all should just such the hell up, allow others to determine our fates for us and remove ourselves from politics altogether, let the elites run our lives, state sovereignty as well as individual sovereignty, are ”trappings of the Enlightenment”, get over it.

Yep, Alexander Stubb is fine with that.

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Michael Gove: ‘It is hard to overstate the degree to which the EU is a constraint on ministers’ ability to do the things that we were elected to do.’

DOMINIC LAWSON: Cameron and the cynical lie that’s festered for 45 years

On yesterday’s Andrew Marr Show (pictured),  David Cameron, dismissed the presenter’s question about whether we, the British people, would regain sovereignty if we were to vote to leave the EU

On yesterday’s Andrew Marr Show (pictured),  David Cameron, dismissed the presenter’s question about whether we, the British people, would regain sovereignty if we were to vote to leave the EU

The man — or woman — in the street probably does not think much about sovereignty. Yet the true meaning of this word will be at the heart of the referendum campaign on whether we should remain in, or leave, the European Union.

It is the debate we should have had in 1972, when Parliament passed the European Community Act. The then Conservative government led by Edward Heath skilfully evaded the issue — and that is putting it politely.

On yesterday’s Andrew Marr Show, the current Tory leader and PM, David Cameron, dismissed the presenter’s question about whether we, the British people, would regain sovereignty if we were to vote to leave the EU, arguing: ‘That might give you a feeling of sovereignty, but it would be an illusion of sovereignty.’

Cameron went on to say that the real meaning of sovereignty was ‘the ability to get things done’.

This was a pathetic response from a man who got a first-class degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford.

Sir Noel Malcolm, that great university’s most distinguished historian of such matters, set out the truth in his 1991 work, Sense On Sovereignty: ‘What qualifies a state as sovereign is a matter of plenary and exclusive competence, of enjoying full authority internally and not being subordinated to the authority of another state.’

On that basis, the British Parliament and Government are not sovereign.

Inadequate

This was laid bare with devastating clarity by the Lord Chancellor, Michael Gove, when he gave his reasons for joining the campaign to leave the EU: ‘As a minister, I’ve seen hundreds of new EU rules cross my desk, none of which were requested by the UK Parliament, none of which I or any other British politician could alter in any way and none of which made us freer, richer or fairer.

‘It is hard to overstate the degree to which the EU is a constraint on ministers’ ability to do the things that we were elected to do.’

He went on: ‘Every single day, every single minister is told, “Yes Minister, I understand, but that is against EU rules.” I know it. My colleagues in Government know it. And the British people ought to know it, too: your government is not, ultimately, in control in hundreds of areas that matter.’

Michael Gove, pictured yesterday after joining the campaign to leave, said hundreds of new EU rules pass that ministers can do nothing about

Michael Gove, pictured yesterday after joining the campaign to leave, said hundreds of new EU rules pass that ministers can do nothing about

And with that, David Cameron’s response to Andrew Marr was exposed by his close friend as not just pathetically inadequate, but as the complete opposite of the truth: for it is within the EU that Britain has ‘the illusion of sovereignty’.

Funnily enough, it was an earlier Lord Chancellor, Lord Dilhorne, who told the truth (but in a private note) to his party leader Harold Macmillan, in 1962, when that Conservative Prime Minister was preparing the ground to apply for membership of the Common Market: ‘These organs have supra-national powers which override those of the national constitutional bodies, and which are also incapable of challenge in the national courts of the member states.’

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SWEDEN: DAGENS NYHETER DEMANDS FACEBOOK TO CLAMP DOWN ON SPEECH IT DOESN’T LIKE…….

But first, Flemming Rose, who in his seminal speech in Helsinki 2015, laid the issue bare for all to see: 

Major Swedish Newspaper Demands Facebook Censor ‘Offensive’ Posts

Sweden’s second largest newspaper – Dagens Nyheter – has claimed that Facebook must address concerns about sexist, homophobic and xenophobic content, and that the social media site must actively work to censor comments from users that fall under the broad rubric of “hate speech”.

According to the paper’s cultural affairs journalist Bjorn Wiman: “The large network company’s refusal to publicly respond to questions about these guidelines – and our acceptance of this silence – is one of the greatest scandals,” he wrote in an editorial for the newspapers website DN.se. 

Facebook and other big network companies still have the ability to clean up in this quagmire of sexism, racism and serious threats of violence. That they do not is incomprehensible,”  he continues while simultaneously talking about how Sweden has had freedom of the press for 250 years enshrined into law, decades before the American first amendment that guarantees free speech and freedom of the press.

“The events in Stockholm a few weeks ago, when a lynch mob pulled through the city in search of people with “foreign” appearance, shows what it looks like when internet hate is stepping out into the street,” he claims in response to native Swedes who patrolled the Stockholm train station, which by witness accounts has transformed into a centre for migrants who sexually harass women and young girls and often get into violent encounters with young Swedish men and even police.

Facebook, he laments, has become a haven for people to express views that are contrary to popular opinion. He describes threats of sexual assault, threats of violence, and even murder. Mr. Wiman says that anyone who reports harassment of a sexual or violent nature is simply ignored by Facebook even though it clearly violates the Facebook terms of service (TOS). Wiman makes no specific examples of harassment either to himself or anyone in particular however.

His views represent a growing crowd of European left wing, pro migrant journalists who want to curb free speech in the name of political correctness by claiming harassment by users online. German journalist Dunja Hayali, also a fiercely pro migrant reporter, accused Facebook users of harassment and a German judge threatened her critics with a €250,000 fine if they continued to comment on her Facebook page.

More here.

STATISM: ISLAM AND SOCIALISM CREEPILY SIMILAR……..

YEP…….

Statism, government control of the individual, spans all ideological movements.

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Islam and socialism creepily similar

By David L. Hunter

Socialist Bernie Sanders wants to take American backwards to the pre-Colonial times of the Pilgrims circa 1620, where Socialism failed miserably.  Likewise, Democrats want to take America to its 21st-century progressive equivalent, the big-government nanny state.  In fact, the Democrats’ former reverential, almost cult-like treatment of Barack Obama – a dubious figure obviously anti-American, ultra-constitutional, and pro-Islamic – is reflective of the same blind devotion the purveyors of sharia law, the imams, expect of their followers.

Although the method is different, the result is identical: the iron-fisted suppression of the individual’s rights and freedoms in favor of the all-powerful State.

That’s why Democrats who bray about gender and racial inequity in America are silent as mice regarding the actual abuses of women in the Middle East, specifically Saudi Arabia.  Today, a woman can’t walk into Starbucks; rather, she must send a man in her stead.  For example, a sign posted in English and Arabic, “Please no entry for ladies only send your driver to order thank you.”  This isn’t Arthurian chivalry; it’s sexual discrimination and overt repression.  While out-of-touch Hillary would be untroubled by the Islamic restriction on driving (she hasn’t driven since 1996), most Westerners would not agree to mandated male chaperons whenever in public, wearing the identity- and body-obscuring burka, being forbidden to interact with men not family relations, et cetera.  Certainly, the strictures of “modern” Islam would give the upper-crust women of Downton Abbey pause.

It gets worse.  Islam goes so far as to dictate the procedure by which one cleans up after human excretion.  The ancient practice of flowing water (via a hose) was updated just last year when Turkey issued a fatwa allowing Muslims to use toilet paper.  Per the Daily Mail, “[t]he code also states that followers should not speak or read while on the toilet and should enter with their left foot and leave with their right, speaking a prayer.”  What does walking, reading, or prayer have to do with doing one’s “business”?

This isn’t about honoring “tradition,” spiritual mindfulness, or hygiene.  It is about complete, crushing state control over human decision-making and behavior.  For Islam, “religion” is simply the sham justification for totalitarianism.  Paralleling Islamists with religion, Democrats/Socialists use government in the same way and for the same reason.  Indeed, as like attracts like, is it any wonder the failed Obama administration desires cozy relationshipswith leftist dictators?  Democrats’ political mindset mirrors that of backward Islam – in both intention and endgame.

Socialist Bernie Sanders wants to take American backwards to the pre-Colonial times of the Pilgrims circa 1620, where Socialism failed miserably.  Likewise, Democrats want to take America to its 21st-century progressive equivalent, the big-government nanny state.  In fact, the Democrats’ former reverential, almost cult-like treatment of Barack Obama – a dubious figure obviously anti-American, ultra-constitutional, and pro-Islamic – is reflective of the same blind devotion the purveyors of sharia law, the imams, expect of their followers.

Although the method is different, the result is identical: the iron-fisted suppression of the individual’s rights and freedoms in favor of the all-powerful State.

That’s why Democrats who bray about gender and racial inequity in America are silent as mice regarding the actual abuses of women in the Middle East, specifically Saudi Arabia.  Today, a woman can’t walk into Starbucks; rather, she must send a man in her stead.  For example, a sign posted in English and Arabic, “Please no entry for ladies only send your driver to order thank you.”  This isn’t Arthurian chivalry; it’s sexual discrimination and overt repression.  While out-of-touch Hillary would be untroubled by the Islamic restriction on driving (she hasn’t driven since 1996), most Westerners would not agree to mandated male chaperons whenever in public, wearing the identity- and body-obscuring burka, being forbidden to interact with men not family relations, et cetera.  Certainly, the strictures of “modern” Islam would give the upper-crust women of Downton Abbey pause.

It gets worse.  Islam goes so far as to dictate the procedure by which one cleans up after human excretion.  The ancient practice of flowing water (via a hose) was updated just last year when Turkey issued a fatwa allowing Muslims to use toilet paper.  Per the Daily Mail, “[t]he code also states that followers should not speak or read while on the toilet and should enter with their left foot and leave with their right, speaking a prayer.”  What does walking, reading, or prayer have to do with doing one’s “business”?

This isn’t about honoring “tradition,” spiritual mindfulness, or hygiene.  It is about complete, crushing state control over human decision-making and behavior.  For Islam, “religion” is simply the sham justification for totalitarianism.  Paralleling Islamists with religion, Democrats/Socialists use government in the same way and for the same reason.  Indeed, as like attracts like, is it any wonder the failed Obama administration desires cozy relationshipswith leftist dictators?  Democrats’ political mindset mirrors that of backward Islam – in both intention and endgame.

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GERMANY: 100 000 SUBSIDIZED ‘JOBS’ AT EURO AN HR FOR MUSLIM SETTLERS…….

Yeah, subsidized slave labor that will not only invigorate the German economy, but maintain its socialist welfare state as well. 

What a bunch of asshats.

German Government To ‘Create’ 100,000 Subsidised Migrant Jobs That ‘Pay’ Just €1 An Hour

The German government pressing ahead with plans to spend nearly half a billion Euros to ‘create’ 100,000 heavily subsidised jobs for unemployed migrants.

Desperate to better integrate the millions of migrants that have already arrived, and continue to roll into Europe in droves through the migrant crisis, socialist workforce minister Andrea Nahles has been working on the plan since last year. But now the so-called refugee jobs have been criticised by economists who say paying companies €450,000,000 to employ migrants is nothing more than a short term fix.

The German government is presently negotiating over the 2017 budget, but politicians are already calling for significant extra funding to be found for migrants in 2016.

Instead of requiring migrants to perform simple work in return for their state handouts, which includes housing, food, and pocket money, the new plan asks private companies to pay migrants €1 an hour for their labour, reports Welt. although exact plans have yet to be released, the wage would be likely topped up to the €8.50 minimum wage by government subsidy — a programme that is being called “occupational therapy” in Germany.

While German economists applauded efforts to integrate migrants into the job market as quickly as possible Marcel Fratzscher, head of the German Institute for Economic Research said “publicly funded job opportunities do not appear to be the right way to bring refugees to work”, reports Rheinische Post.

More here. H/T: Kumitonttu

UK: A MARXIST FAT CAT IS REALLY NOTHING NEW……….

It always amuses me how it’s trumpeted as a great surprise to find out full throated marxist politicians have succeeded in ensuring that they’re handsomely taken care of financially.

It’s not an inconsistency, but a matter of fact sense of entitlement. The marxist/socialist movement was always a top down intellectual, pompous, self aggrandizing movement, the ”masses” were never expected to reach levels that they would enjoy. You have to remember every single Marxist state during the last century (even today in N.Korea, Cuba and Belarus) had a very wealthy a ruling class. It’s a throwback to the aristocracy.

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: How Jeremy Corbyn’s Marxist chum John McDonnell is a secret fat cat

Loony Leftie Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell (pictured) made a song and dance about publishing his income the other day, proudly putting his tax return on display

Loony Leftie Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell (pictured) made a song and dance about publishing his income the other day, proudly putting his tax return on display

  • Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell put his tax return on public display
  • He posted the image showing his income and taxes on his Twitter profile
  • Document wasn’t full story, as it failed to show local government pension 
  • Since the tax period shown, he has also been handed 10% MPs’ pay rise 

Loony Leftie Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell made a song and dance about publishing his income the other day, proudly putting his tax return on display.

The image posted on his Twitter feed showed Jeremy Corbyn’s right-hand man had been paid £61,575 as an MP in 2014-15, and shelled out £14,253 to HM Revenue & Customs.

But the full document, slipped out much later on his website, showed that is not quite the whole story. McDonnell, who read from Chinese communist leader Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book in a House of Commons exchange with Chancellor George Osborne, also received a £14,421 pension from his days in local government.

Since the period covered by the return, he has been handed the 10 per cent MPs’ pay rise, taking his salary to £74,000 per year, and total income to £88,421.

And when he turns 65 in September, he will be entitled to the state pension of £8,000 per year, plus he’ll be sitting on a final-salary Commons pension pot worth up to £35,150 by that date.

So in the year the old Marxist finally retires, he could enjoy a total income of more than £100,000: comfortably enough to put him in the country’s despicable top 1 per cent.

He published his tax return at the end of last month as he challenged Osborne to be ‘open and transparent’ about his own income.

The move came after the Government’s agreement with U.S. tech giant Google to see the company pay £130 million in back taxes covering the past decade. Osborne hailed the deal a ‘major success’ despite disquiet among members of his party.

‘I published my full tax return . . . as I believe if you aspire to be in charge of the nation’s finances, you should be as open and transparent about your own income as possible,’ McDonnell said. ‘Hopefully, it will encourage George Osborne to release the details of his Google tax deal.’

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NIGEL FARAGE: ESTABLISHMENT TYPES DON’T THINK WE CAN RUN OUR OWN AFFAIRS, 55 MILLION POUNDS A DAY FOR EU MEMBERSHIP AND FOR WHAT…….?

It’s a ponzi scheme…..

NOTE: Statists always mistrust the civil society, it’s why we have checks and balances against them and their misrule……..

NIGEL FARAGE: It costs £55 MILLION a day to be an EU member – and for what?

THE KEY moment for me and my understanding of the political establishment of this country was a moment during the debates with Nick Clegg that I did in 2014.

By NIGEL FARAGE

Nigel Farage

GETTYUkip leader Nigel Farage has been campaigning to leave the EU for years

Nick went with the line that we hear from the pro-EU establishment, including David Cameron, that Britain isn’t big enough to survive on the world stage as a self-governing, independent country. That how could we possibly hope to negotiate our own trade deals? I responded to Nick that this pessimistic mindset was absolutely ridiculous.

I pointed out that we are the fifth largest economy in the world and that Iceland, with a population of 320,000, had just signed a trade deal with China. I said if they were big enough to do this and if Switzerland had more free trade agreements than we did as EU members, I was absolutely certain that we too were big enough to strike these kind of exciting global trade deals outside of the EU.

But then something struck me.

I realised from the tone of Mr Clegg’s voice that what he actually meant was that he didn’t think we were good enough. Our pro-EU political class don’t think we are good enough to make our own laws, run our own country and to act in our own national interest. Rather than the UK negotiating our own trade deals with the interests of this country front and centre, the pro-EU establishment would rather that the EU do it on our behalf.

More here.

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VLAD: FROM INDICATIVE TO CONCLUSIVE, WESTERN TOTALITARIANISM ON THE RISE……

Another excellent piece by Vlad……

This is due only to the fact that the West has rejected the philosophy of the Enlightenment, opting for statism, the centralization of concentrated power to be run by self deemed geniuses and masterminds.

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From indicative to conclusive. Western totalitarianism on the rise

When testing a substance using any kind of science, tests usually come in two categories, indicative and conclusive. Since this site began, we have been listing and discussing news events that were in the medium to high medium range of indicative that anything like democracy and freedom is on life support, if not dead in many Western nations, some of which, like England, are founders of the idea of democracy.

Before we can go forward you have to accept the premise which is that totalitarianism can work at either end or both ends of the user spectrum. You can more or less let people gather information as they want but they must outwardly process and present it in the official manner or face severe consequences. One example is how Soviet communism treated Darwinists. They felt that ‘Survival of the Fittest’ or ‘Natural Selection’ is too inherently, ‘free-market’ for their thinking and would punish anyone who did research in that field or agreed with it outwardly. You had to go with the official communist version of evolutionary biology, a form of Lysenkoism. The belief that life is created whenever and wherever the conditions for it, and communism, needed it to exist. This was the rational for wasting a ton of public resources and forced labour to plant wheat in Siberia. (Genuine science in the meantime produced men like Norman Borlaug who actually developed genetically modified strains of wheats and grains and corn that could in fact grow in hostile environments and now feeds one third of the Earth’s peoples)

The above of course is problematic because like Islam, communism operates on conclusion based reasoning. You must argue from a predetermined and politically motivated idea, which is set in law as axiomatic, and all deviation or alternatives, even if reason shows it to be cirrect, must be disallowed. And so we see in traditional, pre-information-age totalitarianism, people are punished for not reflecting the political axioms and abandoning reason except where it fits within the parameters of the political leaders.

But now we see a new approach. The addition of information controls where people may make decisions freely, or at least preserve the illusion of such, but the information they get is limited by the state so that all decisions are made within the state limited parameters. It feels like you are making your own decisions and forming your own opinions, but as the information you get must be of the official kind, your descisions and opinions are likely the state demanded ones, ormed by Using technology to limit what actual data may be obtained and then punishing those who break those limits with, for the moment, more socially oriented punishments. Loss of job, ostracism from your community. The destruction of your family due to loss of income or state benefits. England’s National Health Services, according to Mark Steyn’s excellent book ‘America Alone’, is the third largest employer in the world after the Chinese Army, and the Indian Rail company. So imagine if you add in security personnel, teachers and every other government employer how vulnerable the people of the United Kingdom and other semi-socialist European peoples are to the rapidly shifting winds of informational-totalitarianism.

The following links are moving well into conclusive testing of this thesis. I would like to thank in Advance, Nicolai S. George I. Tania G. M., and many others who I am not at all certain wish to be named even by initials as existential fear of exposing the truth of things begins to trickle up the spinal column.

Breitbart.UK: ‘And With This, Our Democracy Dies’: Politician Blasts Conviction For Speaking The Truth On Anti-Semitism In Europe

A veteran Danish politician has been censured for tweeting about the Europe migrant crisis, receiving a fine from the high court for pointing out Muslim anti-Semitism.

Veteran Danish People’s Party (Dansk Folkpartei, DF) politician and retired parliamentarian Mogens Camre made the tweets in 2014 following the comments of the Israeli ambassador to Berlin that year, who compared the persecution of Jews by Muslims in Europe to the situation in 1938.

The offending tweets read: “Regarding the Jews’ situation in Europe: The Muslims are continuing where Hitler left off. Only the same treatment Hitler received will change the situation… forces in the Islamic world who threaten non-Muslims should be fought like Saddam Hussein, Bin Laden and Gadaffi were”.

So in Denmark, one of the few lights of freedom still flickering in the growing wind of totalitarianism, a Danish politician was fined for rebroadcasting the words of an Israeli official of something he said that was demonstrably factual and highly quantifiable. The fact that the Danish state punished him is frankly, as surprising that the Israeli diplomat said it, as Israel was quite susceptible to this PC disease as well.

Had he retweeted it in order to mock, scorn, or otherwise disagree with it, Im pretty confident he would have been left alone or rewarded. So it isn’t just the words, although sometimes it is, it is whether or not you are opposing the official narrative of Islam in the West. If indeed this is part of an overarching plan to reform islam by not ‘encouraging moderate muslims into ‘radicalism’, then the cure is no different than the disease and we may as well convert.

German Media ‘Are Subject to Strict Censorship, Restrictions’

German journalist and former director of the ZDF-studio Wolfgang Herles has accused German media of obedience to the country’s authorities. He argued that many media sources follow “instructions from above” and are a subject to strict censorship.

In an interview with German radio Deutschlandfunk, Herles said that German journalists are not free to choose the stories and the way they want to cover them. The country’s authorities put restrictions on many subjects and have forced the media to follow certain instructions, reminding the journalist of the times of Germany’s division.

More here @ Vlad’s