This photo is a microcosm for the modern West. The Muslim man referenced in the article is, no doubt, flanked in the picture by well-intentioned yet foolhardy SJWs who believe hugs solve all. The enemies of the West manipulate white libs as the useful idiots they are.
Although our dear leader has certainly played his part with his race-baiting, it would be too simplistic to blame this entirely on Obama. It's been years in the making, just now reaching a flash point through the repressed anger of different factions in an increasingly Balkanized country.
There are few ties that bind Americans to each other anymore. When people can no longer agree on the traditions and worthiness of our past, how then can they coexist in the present?
The fate of dozens of San Bernardino residents may have been altered had the suspicious neighbors of the jihadi Bonnie and Clyde notified authorities. Emphasis on "may have". Perhaps they too would have balked, thinking they might create the next Clock Boy lawsuit.
This is not the first time the fear of offending a culturally-bulletproof minority group and their liberal coddlers has led to a total failure of reason. One needs only to refer to the Rotherham scandal for such a shameful precursor.
Hey, Social Justice Warriors, ask one of the estimated 1,400 children molested or sold into sex slavery by immigrant Muslims how political correctness fared for them. If you would dare look one in the face, that is.
CBS News, in a recent news article on its website, referred to the infamous Planned Parenthood body parts harvesting videos as "now-discredited", despite no evidence that the videos are anything other than legitimate.
The news media is a natural ideological ally of Planned Parenthood. Given that PP is facing horrible public relations and possible Congressional defunding due to its ghoulish practices, is it any surprise the media is attempting to flip the script through the use of propaganda?
What did Orwell say? Something about making murder respectable and giving the appearance of solidity to pure wind...
It costs $25,000 a year for parents to send their children to this institution of advanced learning. A minimum of 100k seems a fair price to turn your kids into Marxist stooges who swoon at a glimpse of American history.
Would our "independent" Federal Reserve dare admit the same truth as spoken by the Bank of England?
Immigration is not just tolerated, but encouraged, by moneyed interests. Democrats want them here to add to the working poor/dependent underclass, thus assuring votes. Establishment Republicans want them as cheap labor to enrich businesses.
It seems the only group sensing the economic danger to natives by immigrant workers are the only interest group not represented in the halls of power: the working class.
A move by the IMF to add the Chinese Yuan to its Special Drawing Rights basket of currencies. This will be spun by the mainstream financial media as no big deal. Ignore them, for this is important economic/political news.
This is legitimacy for China and a loss of influence for King Dollar. The effects may not be seen immediately, but this starts us along the path of the loss of the dollar as the world's reserve currency.
Normally, I find the Jackass-styledshocktactics of comedians and attention whores wholly depressing. However, this example is pure comedy gold. Mostly because the mindless, consumerist sheeple are getting a dose of truth in the process.
Perhaps, if even one person in that line puts on the Roddy Piper sunglasses and has a They Live moment it will have been worth it.
The global commodities trading giants, especially Glencore (established by Clinton pal and pardonee, the late Marc Rich), are indebted to the tune of hundreds of billions. Its creditors include many of largest banks in the world. If commodities continue to weaken, it makes it a near certainty that "Glenron" will default on its debts, possibly triggering a derivative meltdown ala Lehman Bros.
Guess who'll get to pick up the tab if that occurs?
The Powers That Be need to lie to you for your own sake, because if they told you the truth, confidence would crumble and those gears become jammed. Banks and countries would not lend with each other, least of all to us proles. Commerce would collapse and whatever shitty jobs we do have that are tied to it would shrivel away.
But if you're like me, you want to know the truth regardless. When I worked in equities, one of the first charts we'd pull up to gauge the health of the economy was the Baltic Dry Index. And is it ever crashing! It is reaching lows last seen at the nadir of The Great Recession of 2008.
Those of us who watch financial news on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, et. al., know to filter it as corporate and government propaganda. Nowhere are the lies as blatant as when it comes to inflation statistics.
You cannot go a day without hearing how inflation is too low, negative even. When the government needs to gyp seniors out of a cost of living adjustment on social security (sorry grandma, no COLA this year!) or to assure the public that skyrocketing prices are figments of the imagination, they trot out the rigged and rejiggered numbers on the Consumer Price Index for proof.
The Chapwood Index, linked here, provides a valuable service by exposing the manipulated CPI. It shows what inflation really is when you stop rotating out vital family needs (like a dozen eggs) for consumer electronic toys. The differences my surprise you.
The NY Times gives it their best guess and are, as usual, wrong.
Middle to lower class, middle-aged whites have been told by every societal institution that they are unwanted anachronisms. Corporations only want the young. Pop culture mocks their core values. Then they witness financially successful, self-loathing whites who prosper only through propping up a globalist system that wants the diminution of Christian/Western European influence.
Welcome to the land of quantitative easing, where Central Banks play a game of Monopoly and buy up all the assets in their respective countries. You're stuck paying rent while they collect $200 (trillion) in perpetuity. Because they love you.
Japan's QE cut out the stencil, but we're learning to copy quickly. Peter Schiff explains how this path eventually leads to communism.
The more you see who is lined up against Trump, the more you can be sure he's threatening the Spoils System inherent in modern politics. They hate him because he bypasses them and speaks directly to the people.
Add Wall Street to the GOP insider hacks, the Democrat vote-buying machine, minority interest groups and biased media who see Trump as enemy #1.
This article was written by Karl Denninger, whose bullshit detector is as strong as anyone I've ever followed. He's as astute an observer of how "sausage is really made" as he is about economics. This is a must-read.
...because he's voicing the will of the people. A people for whom party politicians have no particular interest except so far as how they can be manipulated to perpetuate a system that enriches the entrenched.
It does not matter that Trump's time-out proposal on Muslim immigration will prove highly popular. What matters is he deviates from the script and does not seek approval from the ineffective GOP kingmakers. He does not need a party apparatus, nor donors seeking influence, nor strategists, nor ad wonks.
All measures will be used to stop Trump - despite the fact he could win in a landslide and sweep hundreds of GOP candidates in with him. It's because he can END THE STINKING SYSTEM all by himself.
BLOG POST: "We are now witness to the opening salvos of a war not merely between identities but against identity itself. And so the monstrous nihilism of the West has given birth to monsters -- are we surprised?"
BLOG POST: The right, as well as the left, have played their part in this emerging disaster. Neoconservative meddling in the Middle East helped place a target on the West by making needless enemies when vital national interests were not truly at stake. Meanwhile, the liberal fifth column has done its damnedest to put us on the road to extinction with its fetish for inviting onto our shores a people who are incompatible with our values.
As expected, President Obama has doubled-down on his disastrous Middle Eastern policy, defying the will of the American public by continuing to press for the harboring of Syrian refugees. Republican governors see the dangers inherent in bringing in a group of people who cannot easily assimilate to Western life. They know choking off immigration is the only way to ensure ISIS sleepers won't further infiltrate our country. As predicted here, bold action by the right is burgeoning.
Syrian refugees, one of them holding copy of the Koran, shout Islamic slogans against Assad at Boynuyogun refugee camp in Hatay province in Turkey. Syrian border March 16, 2012.
DYSTOPIA U.S.A. ORIGINAL CONTENT: Voters are aching for someone to tell the Social Justice Warrior children that the adults are back in the room and it's back to tossing rainbow-colored balls in a hopefully sound-proof playpen.
The hard truth is the Christians of the West and radical Muslims are incompatible in the same lands. A mere millennium of history bears this out, dating back to the times of Pope Urban II, Saladin, Richard the Lionhearted and the early Crusades. We've been best served historically with an isolationist policy of respectful tolerance of the others religion, separated by thousands of miles of land or bodies of water. The world was a safer, better, freer, even a more interesting place before national and cultural sovereignty was tossed into the soupy melange of globalism.
Buchanan, as usual, is prophetic on the tectonic shifts now occurring in Europe. He has seen this coming for over a decade in his book, Death of the West.
The demise of Europe is nearly a fait accompli. Add mass Arab migration to an existing witch's stew of low native birthrates, crazy Mario Draghi-led ECB fiscal policies and a European Union foisted on the public by globalists and the cauldron will be roiling until it spills over and ultimately explodes.
At this point the only questions are will those loyal to the ideals of national sovereignty (think Putin, Nigel Farage and Viktor Orban) stem this tide? Or will Angela Merkel and the globalist/socialist cabals allow the Arab situation or the debt dominoes of Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain and France to lead Europe to ruination first.
Syrian refugees strike in front of Budapest Keleti railway station. Refugee crisis. Budapest, Hungary, Central Europe, 3 September 2015.