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We’ve been socked in with fog the last few days. The UK generally and our little corner particularly. We don’t get that many super foggy days after all, and I love walking around in it. Sheep and seagulls rise up out of it like another, solider fog.

Not nice if you’re waiting at Heathrow, though.

Speaking of fog, we don’t really know what’s going on in Europe generally and Germany specifically. Official news reports show us a Germany willing to take 20 thousand but not fifty thousand ‘refugees’; half a million but not two million. We haven’t yet seen a Germany that asks, “why must we take any?”

On the other hand, there are rumors that the news is being heavily sanitized for our protection. Reports of violence and arson and much-larger-than-reported marches are squeaking out onto the web.

But maybe it’s nothing, after all. It’s hard to overstate how brow-beaten Germany has been with the ‘don’t be Nazis’ message for the last two or three generations. Young Germans sometimes seem maddeningly passive and soft.

The internet is letting me down here. I had hoped, by now, we would be better positioned to bypass the legacy media on the important stories.


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 3, 2015, 8:43 pm

Wasnt it Zuckerberg and Merkel who were caught discussing how Facebook would sanitize the news and and give everything a pro invasion slant?

Comment from mojo
Time: November 3, 2015, 10:20 pm

Europe doesn’t have a free press, any more than we do these days.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 3, 2015, 10:51 pm

The German word ‘Luegenpresse’ (liar press) has got the, um, luegenpresse up in arms as it has begun to appear on the interwebs. They are trying to suppress and censor its use, um, ‘because the Nazis used it’.

Well, I’m sure the Nazis used the words for Monday and bread and ‘I say, Fritz fancy a stroll?’ as well.

mojo is right – the Press is a wholly owned subsidiary.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: November 3, 2015, 11:35 pm

I have been tracking this as best I can online, and in my more serious writing, discussing it. Also had a more personal anecdote come to me.

A couple of days ago I went to a local farm market run by a German lady in her 70’s. Had to pick up the last of the roasted green chiles for the winter Chile Verde w/posole supply. The woman has an 80 year old sister living in a small town in W. Germany.

The sister no longer drives, so she walked to the store about a week ago, did her shopping [the grocery store delivers] and decided to walk back home instead of taking public transportation, because the weather was so nice. She soon noticed that she was being followed by 2 Muslim males. After a while, feeling afraid she went into a bar she was passing [not normal behavior because the sister is tee-total] and went to the bar owners wife and asked for help. She was shuffled into the back room, while the 2 Muslim males entered the bar, one standing by the entrance door, and one taking position outside the ladies room. The owner’s wife smuggled the woman out the back door and she got away.

The next day, the news showed both those Muslims arrested for raping a 77 year old woman later in the day after following my friend’s sister.

The German government does not care what happens to their people. I’m pretty sure that we will see if the German people care what happens to themselves, and what their reaction will be. I’m giving about even odds they will submit. And I am hoping I am wrong. Which side the German government will come down on is less questionable. Muslims are politically correct for now.

I’m sure you have heard of the small village of Sumte. Population 102. They are having 750 Muslims dumped in it to live. With no help from the German Federal government.


There is an abandoned office complex [orange roofs on the west side of the village] where they will be housed. It will be up to the village to feed, educate, and provide medical care with no resources. This is being replicated all over Germany and mainland Europe.

They are still coming, with no resistance. There is a deadline. When winter gets serious, you can be sure that with or without government orders, the invaders are going to be taking over buildings all over Europe against the will of the occupants.

Then we will see if Europeans have it in them to defend themselves against both the invaders and their own governments [who will defend the invaders].

Y’all know by now that I am not what would be considered a nice person. I am by avocation a historian and political scientist. I don’t see how this is going to be resolved other than war.

An additional wrinkle for the EU came up in Portugal. They had parliamentary elections. A Communist/Socialist coalition that is anti-EU and anti-austerity won an absolute majority. Not saying that was a good idea, but they did win fair and square. The EU leaned on the President of Portugal, and he ruled that the election results were invalid because the people did not understand what they were voting for. And Portugal’s government now only holds about 38% of the Parliamentary seats but cannot be removed.

Let us say that elections in one of the EU countries being invaded come up, and a party believing in national sovereignty and controlling the borders wins. If the EU suppresses that election result, the organic waste will impact the rotating airfoil. And the EU being as out of touch with its people as the Republican Party here is with its members; they likely will try that.

A bit of trivia. This wave of invaders is 80% military age males instead of women, children, and the elderly that most refugee flows consist of. There are more military age Muslim males in this invasion [which is still in progress] than there are non-Muslim males in the combined militaries of the EU. That set of numbers should be setting off alarm bells somewhere.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: November 3, 2015, 11:45 pm

Update to the above. There is another German woman in her 70’s who plays mountain dulcimer with my wife. My wife just told me that she said that her family in Germany has told her that they are not allowed to say anything bad about the invasion. I do not know how they are being silenced. It may be “hate speech” laws or something similar.

Interesting times are coming in the US and the EU. Chinese style interesting times. I know that you are in the process of becoming one of HM subjects, but y’all both might want to give some thoughts to bolt holes in Commonwealth countries if things get too interesting. Especially if the second part of the Chinese curse, “May you come to the attention of officials.”, comes to pass.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 3, 2015, 11:57 pm

I wholly concur with what Subotai Bahadur has written. All I would want to add is that the barrage of media campaigning to silence dissent is deafening.

This morning I received an email inviting me to a ‘Refugees Welcome Here’ rally hosted by the new far-left leader of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn. It was sent to me by an ultra-left wing fascist group calling itself ‘Stand up to racism’.

I am extremely careful to separate my professional life from any political views whatsoever and I have no affiliation that can legitimately have caused this Marxist group to believe that I might wish to support it.

Perhaps it was a prank by a friend to pass on my address. Perhaps someone with whom I deal professionally is a Marxist.

The atmosphere in Europe is very uneasy. People, both on the Internet and in ordinary conversation continually hark back to 1914 or 1938 and ‘how it must have felt then’. I fear they are not wrong to do so.

We in Europe are being invaded and the political class that holds power is as guilty of betrayal as those who wheeled the Trojan Horse through the gates. More so, as our leaders are far from innocent.

If there is not another war as a consequence of this invasion, there might yet be a revolt. If there is not an actual revolution, there might be the rise of a truly neo-Nazi movement. If any of those things happen, it will be the direct consequence of the actions of the European ‘elite’.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: November 4, 2015, 12:52 am

The German woman who plays dulcimer with my wife just dropped by to pick up some music I had downloaded for her. I asked about the silencing order. Apparently, some of the rules from the American post-war occupation were carried over by the German government after they resumed sovereignty, and the German government has the power to suppress political speech it does not approve of. In the absence of even the relief valve of free speech, the explosion is going to be . . . impressive.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 4, 2015, 12:59 am

And after serving a relatively short sentence, the two rapist will be released, but not deported, because to do so would be a “violation of their human rights.”

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: November 4, 2015, 1:21 am

I saw an interesting article early on about how Syrian labor would be useful for filling a low-end labor shortage in Germany. Interesting as an ulterior motive


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: November 4, 2015, 1:24 am

Another earlier article with less happy Syria spin


Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: November 4, 2015, 1:37 am

I am glad I am not the only one who feels like it is 1938.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: November 4, 2015, 1:52 am

Completely off topic – except it involves the fog photo:

Is that a space tree in the upper right corner? What exactly is it doing way up in the air?

Or is there a mountain back there – in the fog?

Comment from No Government Agency
Time: November 4, 2015, 3:38 am

Nothing to see there, Citizen. Whatever it is, it is emphatically NOT the top of a pyramid with an eyeball in it like you see on an American Dollar Bill, that’s what it’s not. Oh, and it’s not watching everything you do either.

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: November 4, 2015, 3:41 am

Subotai wrote:

“Y’all know by now that I am not what would be considered a nice person.”

That’s OK, sir, there are a few others of us. My own philosophy regarding the majority of society is more along the lines of what Machievelli debated in “The Prince”, regarding whether it is better to be feared or loved.

Comment from JuliaM
Time: November 4, 2015, 8:57 am

“I am glad I am not the only one who feels like it is 1938.”

You’re not. Very definitely not.

Comment from JuliaM
Time: November 4, 2015, 9:00 am

Regarding media whitewash, I’ve been intrigued by the MSM story of the police killing of Jack Yantis.

The comments under those US news outlets carrying the story tell a rather different tale to the headline.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: November 4, 2015, 2:59 pm

The people in Sumte are supposed to care for the 750 invaders without help from the German government? Well, what if all 102 people say, “Sorry, nothing to spare”? Will Merkel’s thugs come thundering down and confiscate . . .

Oops. My apologies. Don’t want to give them any ideas.

Comment from mojo
Time: November 4, 2015, 5:31 pm

Yes, 1938. Not that I was hanging around back then, but I am a history buff. That’s the feeling exactly, that “when will the explosion come?” sense of impending violence.

Things will get very ugly in Europe this winter.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 4, 2015, 6:16 pm

I grew up in a town with a majority of Czech immigrants/refugees. In 1968, there was graffiti all over the place of a swastika/1938 = hammer & sickle/1968.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: November 4, 2015, 8:37 pm

I used to be a news junkie, especially via the shortwave radio. Maybe it’s time to tune in again. Surely an hour of Radio Japan is as useful as ABCNNBCBS

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 4, 2015, 9:03 pm

Shortwave! I hereby nominate Deborah Queen of the Geeks.

Shortwave was never as much fun after glasnost.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: November 7, 2015, 8:10 pm

More to the point, this is exactly what caused the Crusades. It also makes me wonder if this is going to get to a point where the people of Europe would WELCOME Russian intervention against the invaders… God, who would have thought I would ever contemplate that?….

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