Thursday, October 8, 2015

Must Read: The Twilight of French Jewry, The Twilight of France

This writer clearly understands what I mean when I say that it's never "just" about the Jews, because what starts with the Jews never ends with the Jews.

The headline:

"French Jews are emigrating to Israel by the tens of thousands. Their departure isn’t just about them; it’s about the end of the French idea."

This headline should actually be seen as the epitaph for the French republic.

Among the many reasons for the death of both French Jewry and the French republic are things like this:

"This refusal to identify either the culprits or their victims by their proper names—a refusal typical also of the Obama administration—has perversely combined with the swift posting of police and military guards at Jewish institutions to make Jews feel that at best they have become “protected citizens” in their own country, reinforcing the idea that they are no longer at home in France but are rather a new kind of dhimmi. And this, too, has contributed to swelling the wave of aliyah."

And why? Because of the perverse, suicidal wishes of European elites, who flooded the country with antisemitic Jew-haters from various Muslim countries. The Jews who survived being persecuted, hunted dhimmis in their own countries, and fled to France, were now, once again being turned into hunted, persecuted dhimmis by the very same people they tried to escape from only a generation earlier. It's so perverse, so French. 

Thus, despite the general French antipathy toward the Jews: 

"The real game changer at home would not occur until later, triggered by the growing demographic heft of the Muslim population (today more than ten times the size of the Jewish population) and its burgeoning awareness of its own social and political weight."

"Whereas Jews had made themselves inconspicuous, Muslims started to demand more and more from secular society: removal of pork from school cafeterias, permission to wear the veil, provision of female doctors for women in hospitals."

"At first, French authorities reacted defensively, enforcing rules by the book and, in order not to be accused of discriminating, even banning many things that had hitherto been allowed to others, like wearing a skullcap in state-run facilities (public schools and hospitals, courtrooms, government offices at all levels, and so forth). Coerced at once by Islamic pressure and by lingering loyalty to their own principles, those who had long lived with the old ad-hoc arrangements became increasingly zealous in behalf of laïcitéand increasingly intolerant of religious differences across the board."

And lastly: 

"Welcoming and protecting persecuted Jews was for centuries the pride of a republic that aimed at embodying liberalism, secularism, and tolerance. In that sense, Jews had become a symbol of the success of the republican model. This is precisely why many members of the French elite regard Jewish departure as an insult and an outrage. For it tells them an unacceptable truth about themselves: namely, that the French republican idyll, one of the most attractive and promising chapters in the history of mankind, has reached the beginning of the end."

"France can still pretend for many more years to represent the epitome of Enlightenment, but it is a pretense, and an increasingly hollow one. And this is something that not only Premier Valls but, deep down, a majority of Frenchmen understand—just as everyone understands that Jews, the proverbial canary in the coalmine, are always the first victims, but others soon follow.

"On a sunny summer day, on the terrace of a typical Parisian café, a French ambassador, proud to regard himself as an embodiment of enlightened European and republican principles, was having a drink with a Jewish friend."

"They were indulging in small talk about a famous line by the poet Paul Valéry: “Civilizations, too, are mortal.” 

"Suddenly the ambassador fell silent, pondering for a few seconds, and then turned toward his friend."

Of course, you can always go to Israel,” he said. 

But us . . . where shall we go?”

Another thoughtful review is here, and it reads like a wistful political analysis in my view. 

Here's what Steyn said then, and note, this is Steyn quoting from fiction. But as we all know, truth can be even stranger and ultimately more disturbing than fiction. The Camp of the Saints is coming true, and the Houellebecq novel is coming true. Look what Steyn mentioned to me at the time. 

"“I don’t think the English edition is out, or coming out until the fall or whatever, but the new Michel Houellebecq novel, that terrific line that he says to his Jewish girlfriend as she’s getting out of the country [to Israel], “There’s no Israel for me.” And that’s the genius of Houellebecq. Hes actually put the continental European situation in one line. “There is no Israel for me.”

Au revoir, France

Gawd Tim Blair is Amazing

Alright, this is goooooood stuff.

Tim Blair and his new, fabulous "not a drop of Islam" meme. 

Mr. Blair, if you're reading this, you gotta hashtag that baby.


I love it.

More here on the "pack of lone wolves" phenomenon in Australia as well.

Howard Stern: Dude! Total Dude!

This is a follow up to Stern's comments about Roger Waters.

Summary: F&ck you, Roger Waters.

The whole thing is completely Jewlicious. Like, completely.

It's an especially good shout out to people not to be pussies (his term, but I completely agree). So it's a defence of Israel and also a very good defence of free speech. Really excellent.

“Don’t be so f***ing afraid,” Stern said to those who silently support Israel."

“You know what happens when you’re afraid … Stand up for what you believe and f*** those who can’t get with you.” 

"Don’t stand silently by when others will sit there and condemn and throw out words like apartheid and all that bullshit,” Stern told his audience. “Fight the power. You hear me?”
Shame on all the people who e-mailed Stern thanking him, but asking that their names not be revealed.

Listen to the WHOLE THING.

America Is Screwed: The Data Prove It

This is a snapshot of how badly America is screwed. 

The headline is 'Who are Minnesota's new Americans: what the data tell us."

I don't need all the data to tell you that Minnesota, and America, are screwed.

And are they really new Americans? What's so "American" about them? Poverty stricken people from developing nations that can't speak English and don't have a high school diploma. Good grief, America.

Read the whole thing.

Strange, Suburban Jewish Mother From Canada One of Mark Steyn's "Favourites"



(Goy alert: Double entendre in Yiddish, 'schvitzing' is sweating or a steam bath, like 'taking a schvitz' and it's also bragging...)

I'm one of Mark Steyn's favourites! 

Well, that is to say that my characterization of Mark Steyn's new book is one of his favourites, but it's TOTALLY THE SAME THING, RIGHT?!? EGGGGZACCCLY! AM I RIGHT?!?!?!

(Don't answer that-thanks.) 

Check out this excellent blog post: Punching Back Twice As Hard 


"That headline comes from Instapundit's characterization of my new book, and it may be the pithiest summation, although this one from Laura Rosen Cohen is also among my favorites:

"It's not punching back twice as hard, or even thrice as hard.

It's punching back something like eleventy bazillion gazillion times as hard.

It's probably the longest, funniest, most savvily organized and meticulous "screw you" in the history of Western literature. It's probably a new genre. I don't know of any precedent for a literary vehicle of this kind."


Steyn calls it "the money quote". 

Then, he Tweeted it out, copying the great Ted Cruz and the great Instapundit. 

So, here is the mathematical equation that sums up the events of the day and bear with me because I'm not so bright... 

One Mark Steyn quoting me + using phrase 'screw you' + mentioned in same breath with Ted Cruz and Instapundit = 100% DAY MADE. 

*Waves to Steyn, Cruz and Prof. Reynolds*

*Shalom Y'all* 

Angela Merkel is Terrifying

This childless, former communist spinster Islamophile is terrifying. 

Read the whole thing.

This is nuts:

On legitimate concerns about the Islamification of Europe, she spits in the faces of concerned citizens and says that "when someone says, 'this is not my Europe, I won't accept Muslims...' then I have to say, this is not negotiable".

Just like "settled science".

"Not negotiable."

No science can ever be "settled" and there is NOTHING that is "not negotiable" unless you are a totalitarian.

And this is also extremely creepy and delusional because fences actually work. Just ask Bibi Netanyahu.


"We can't shut the borders. If you build a fence, people will find another way. There is no such thing as stopping the arrivals," Merkel told interviewer Anne Will on her political talk show."

There is no "can't", there is just "won't".

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barakat: Carry Your Guns

Solid advice. 

They Are Babies, Not Clumps Of Cells

Abortion is murder.

New video shows babies in the womb, at 14-16 weeks singing and listening to music. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Merkel's New Germany: Lovely New Folkloric Traditions of Islamic Family "Honour" Murders

Isn't immigration fabulous?

This is Angela Merkel's new Germany. 


"I'm too young to die." 

Steyn on Oakley: Trump and Guns and Class OH MY!

Great spot, as always from the John Oakley show.

AND, the great Mark Steyn will be filling in for Rush this afternoon from 12-3 and I am so excited!


Howard Stern Is Awesome


I listened to this clip  yesterday and was so annoyed that there was no embed code and now I see there are copyright issues with Sirius radio. ARGHHHHH.

And yes, I knew that Howard Stern was "pro-Israel". And he's VERY astute about antisemitism. Remember all that stuff with Andy Dick? That was solid stuff.

Howard Stern is very smart and this clip was so amazing, I really hope that he posts it, or Tweets it.

The audio was OUTSTANDING.

Girl Crush Alert: "If You Don't Like What I Say, Don't Buy My F&cking Book"

Loooooove this: 

"I don’t care what a lot of people want. "

"You know? I’d rather say, just don’t buy the f—king book, then, if I’ve offended someone. Don’t listen to my records. Cause I’m only telling you my story, I’m not here trying to advise anyone or tell anyone what to do or tell anyone what to think, and I’m not here as a spokesperson for anyone.”

Said to NPR. 


Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barakat Is A Freaking Superhero

OK this man is a dude. 

During his tenure as mayor he has already taken down a knife-yielding terrorist and lifted a parked car that was in the way of a bus full of musicians, after having attended their symphonic performance.
Is he for real?!??!

Regardless, Jews need to be armed. 

(And Is it just me or is the picture moderately arousing?)


The Great Douglas Murray Tears a Strip Off Elite, Suicidal, Immigration Fetishists in Britain

This is so well done. 

Douglas Murray is divine.

The waves of new arrivals to the UK, he says are not the same as us.  

"Nor are they the incomparably cultured and educated Jews who had to flee from Hitler’s Germany. They are people who mostly have no connection with our existing country or culture and often have a very different view of how a country and culture should be run."

"And even if it were true that the waves of immigration up till now had all ended happily, why should it be presumed that it will necessarily have a happy ending this time? In any case it seems a strange experiment to carry out, unasked, upon a nation."

The invasion is based on big lies, not the least of which is: 

"that people who live in very ‘multicultural’ areas have the most positive views of mass immigration and that the problem is the kind of knuckle-dragging racists you allegedly find everywhere outside of London. 

"Many people who lived in an area like Tower Hamlets but who don’t like living in a place where a growing number of women walk around in black tents moved away some time ago

"Such people will of course now be registered as people who haven’t experienced enough ‘diversity’. But perhaps they have. Perhaps they have experienced more than enough and learnt, besides, that much of what is called ‘diversity’ has begun to look distinctly un-diverse."

Ontario Premier Wynne Totally Cool With Chinese Communist Media Rules

Ontario Premier Kathleen "Sex Education Grooming for Your Young School Aged Children" Wynne is totally chill about following Chinese Communist Party diktats for zero media. 

Like minds!


Scaramouche quipped "she'd look chic in a Mao suit", to which I replied "she's a Mao in a chick suit".


Heartache! ISIS Breaking Up With Obama?

Like OMG! 

I can't even!!!

"Cub of the Caliphate" totally breaks up with Obama!

This is literally the harshest break-up LIKE EVERRRRR. 

"Wake up from your sleep and pay the jiz'yah (religious tax) in submission before the swords of the khalifah (caliphate) reach you and cut your filthy head."

To underscore the bad feelings, Mr. Micro Jihad also called President Obama a "'Dog of Rome', (servant of the Vatican), and then references the US' military intervention in Syria and Iraq.

'"If you think your soldiers will enter the land of the khilafah and pollute it with their filth, then you're dreaming,' the boy, one of the so-called "cubs of the caliphate."