Saturday, 31 March 2007

Multiculturalism -- 1870

This is from "The Land and the Book" by W.M. Thomson,Protestant minister, published in London in 1870.

Lebanon has about 400,000 inhabitants, gathered into more than six hundred towns, villages and hamlets.The various religions and sects live together, and practice their conflicting superstitions in close proximity, but the people do not coalesce into one homogeneous community, nor do they regard each other with fraternal feelings.The Sunnites excommunicate the Shiites; both hate the Druse, and all three detest the Nusairiyeh.

The Maronites have no particular love for anybody and, in turn, are disliked by all. The Greeks cannot endure the Greek Catholics - all despise the Jews. And the same remarks apply to the minor divisions of this land. There is no common bond of union. Society has no continuous strata underlying it, which can be opened and worked for the general benefit of all, but an endless number of dislocated fragments, faults, and dikes, by which the masses are tilted up in hopeless confusion, and lie at every conceivable angle of antagonism to each other.

The omnific Spirit that brooded over primeval chaos can alone bring order out of such confusion, and reduce these conflicting elements into peace and concord.No other country in the world, I presume, has such a multiplicity of antagonistic races ; and herein lies the greatest obstacle to any general and permanent amelioration and improvement of their condition, character, and prospects. They can never form one united people , never combine for any important religious or political purpose ; and will therefore remain weak, incapable of self-government, and exposed to the invasions and oppressions of foreigners. Thus it has been, is now, and must long continue to be a people divided, meted out, and trodden down."

Didn't the reverend have it spot on?

Thursday, 29 March 2007

Cricket World Cup update

Keep the public in the dark

The reporting of yesterday's riots at the Garre du Nord underground station in Paris underlined the extent to which the MSM keep the truth from public view. The riot was overwhelmingly reported along the following lines, even in such right wing stalwarts as the Telegraph. "A man jumped the gate to avoid paying, was roughly apprehended by railway police. Other travellers went to his defence and an 8 hour riot ensued".

Which is perfectly true, actually. Nonetheless, it paints a seriously misleading picture. The full facts were as follows, based on eye-witness accounts, including those of a colleague of your Savant, who happened to be passing through at the time. To wit:

A black African jumped the gate and was apprehended by police. He was/is an illegal immigrant and maybe for this reason strongly resisted arrest, kicking and punching the police - who responded in kind. The police were then attacked by a mob almost 100% comprised of Africans and Arabs. The riot extended to mugging other passengers and breaking into shops.

In other words, this problem was presented by the MSM wholly out of context (amazingly, the Irish Times gave the most honest coverage) in that the riot was between immigrants (of whatever generation) and police. Knowing the French police I'm certain they behaved with reckless abandon, but that's not the point. The point is that, once again, we have seen an example of the problems that arise from a mass influx of culturally incompatible immigrants, but not reported as such.

The MSM have a duty to contextualise these developments. In Ireland, while we still have time (barely) to avoid such problems, glossing over the real issues will only further weaken our capacity to address them.

Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Serena Williams puts on weight

Give me Gerry and Martin any day

It was with mixed feelings that your Savant watched the “Reverend” Ian Paisley take the Queen’s shilling and sit down beside the Great Satan, Gerry Adams. Mixed feelings because I hate to see the old freak get recognition from the Establishment and his paws on even more money. But glad that he had to share power with the hated Sinn Fein/IRA, and share a platform with them, and publicly eat his words.

But what an irony - “Doctor” Paisley (more of which anon) taking the high moral ground. I have far more respect, ok, ok, make that far less disrespect, for Adams and McGuiness than for Paisley. At least they did their own shooting and bombing. Paisley always went just far enough to keep himself on the right side of the law – just – while egging on his more impressionable followers to carry out the sectarian murders and bombings.

Key members of the UDA, which was involved in the murder of more than 600 Catholics, were close to Paisley and his Free Presbyterian “Church”. Freddie Parkinson, a former UDA leader who recanted his involvement, describes Paisley as like "a tarantula who spreads the venom of further conflict and has been a major contributor to our prolonged tragedy. I remember the paramilitary megalomaniac who beckoned us to follow him but who later abandoned us to be scored as common criminals." Always keeping his own ass safe, and raking in a vast fortune. Other loyalist prisoners curse the day they ever heard of him.

William Beattie, one of Paisley’s closest consigliores, told the DUP Youth Group that “we must hire assassins to kill Catholics and pay them when the job is done." Billy Mitchell, one of the North’s most notorious sectarian murderers was a Sunday school teacher for the Free Presbyterian church. After inciting a Loyalist mob at the height of the trouble to attack Catholic homes, Paisley justified the pogrom and subsequent flames by explaining “Catholic homes caught fire because they were loaded with petrol bombs; Catholic churches were attacked and burned because they were arsenals and priests handed out sub-machine guns to parishioners” (see his handiwork, above, left).

Typical of his modus operandi was the staged attack on Martin Bell, the BBC reporter. Just when it looked like a provocative march would end up quietly, anathema to Paisley, he decided to hold a “Prayer Rally”. Seeing Martin Bell and his camera crew he bellowed "there is a man in this square today who is no friend of the Protestant and Loyalist people of Ulster. That man is Martin Bell of the BBC, or the PBC as I call it - the Papish Broadcasting Corporation. Now I am not suggesting that any man here should offer violence to Martin Bell of the PBC, but [he paused and pointed at Bell] he's standing over there in a sheepskin jacket." The crowd attacked Bell and knocked him to the ground. At which point Paisley intoned “now, brethren, let us bow our heads in a silent prayer for deliverance from our foes." Pass me the sick bag.

Ed Moloney described him “a Christian minister who incites religious hatred and threatens bloody civil war. He is a constitutional politician who leads coat trailing, sectarian street protests. He claims to believe in democracy yet runs his church like a Protestant pope and his party like a medieval despot." Listen to fellow Loyalist Robert McCartney "Paisley is a fascist who is more interested in an independent Ulster, a mini-Geneva run by a fifth-rate Calvin, than Union with Britain."

Now to that ‘Doctorate’. My more avid readers may have observed that, as the holder of a peer-reviewed doctorate, which was defended against one the leading practitioners in the field, your Savant holds a deep disrespect for those awarded honorary doctorates and who then contrive to get themselves designated ‘Doctor’. An honourary doctorate is invariably given as a reward for a cash infusion from a wealth benefactor, or by some obscure university to a famous personage. Either way, it means bugger all in terms of academic credibility.

Now Paisley not only has no doctorate, he has no recognized academic qualifications at all. He got ‘degrees’ from PO Box degree factories such as the Pioneer Theological Seminary in Rockville, Illinois and Burton College and Seminary in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Both were designated "degree mills" by the US Dept. of Education. He received an honorary doctorate from Bob Jones “University”, which is to academia what the Beano is to literature.

Since his malevolent career started he has stoked the flames of sectarianism and made it impossible for moderate Unionists like David Trimble and many other before him to bridge the divide. He has opposed every peaceful political initiative by the British government and even when apparently dormant counting his fortune, could be relied upon to erupt at the first sign of cross- community rapprochement. He was spot on though in describing the Catholic Church as “the mother of harlots and the abomination of the earth." However, he emulated Catholic practice by shielding a known child abuser (and close confidant) William McGrath, enabling the pervert to continue his rampage for many years.

The old bastard (Paisley, that it) was sick recently and rumoured to have cancer. Let’s hope so, and that he dies roaring – soon.

Give me Gerry or Martin any day - the stench isn't as bad.

Monday, 26 March 2007

Sunday, 25 March 2007

Shake my head in disbelief

I have to admit, there are times when your Savant has to just sit back a shake his head in disbelief. Brian Maye, who is an experienced journalist with the Irish Times, provided a review of Karen Armstrong’s Mohammed: A Prophet for Our Time, which he describes as ‘this lucid and balanced biography’. He goes on to say that Mohammed’s life was ‘a struggle against greed, injustice and arrogance’. Whew!

Armstrong is a former Catholic nun (full disclosure: I'm deeply suspicious of nuns, having been taught by the bitches) who has emerged as a so-called expert on Islam, and an apologist for same. But this so-called expert doesn’t even know that the Koran isn’t written in chronologic order (every schoolboy knows that) and compares Mohammed to Gandhi. To Gandhi!!!. She then contradicts this by explaining "no radical social and political change has ever been achieved without bloodshed, and, because Muhammad was living in a period of confusion and disintegration, peace could be achieved only by the sword"

So which is it, Karen?

But to go back to my amazement – how can a Western-educated woman come out with this drivel? How can Brian Maye unquestionably parrot it? (Although come to think of it, he did complain some time ago that Eoin O’Duff’y's grave wasn’t being afforded due respect. That's the O’Duffy who was Ireland’s Mussolini wannabe). Has anybody an explanation for this? Don’t they realise that the likes of them would be first to the chopping block in the event of an Islamic takeover?

For the record, the ‘Prophet’ was, and I'm basing this directly from the ‘sacred’ texts:

= A mass-murderer
= A pirate
= A highway robber
= A pedophile
= A self-confessed liar
= Proud owner of at least 14 wives, one of them his daughter-in-law

For further details check my earlier posts, this and this.

Saturday, 24 March 2007

German lesson for Ireland

As a recent post showed, Islam is getting its evil claws strongly into Germany. It’s clearly useful to look at student behaviour as an indication of next generation attitudes. As England and France show, second and even third-generation Muslim immigrants have more extreme values than their parents, despite (or because of?) having better educational opportunities. The leading German journal Der Spiegel (The Mirror) published the experience of a junior-high school teacher from North Rhine-Westphalia. She witnessed how the pupils suddenly adopted "extremely anti-Semitic and anti-American attitudes." English was seen as the enemy's language. "Today, some of them refuse to speak it at all, even if it means failing their exams. They reject the theory of evolution in biology lessons, the age of the Earth as discussed in geography, and anything remotely satirical in their German classes" she said.

The evidence on headscarves are also striking. While only 27 percent had thought Muslim women should cover their hair in 2000, the number had almost doubled to 47 percent five years later. A similar pattern emerged on the topics of dual-sex sports classes and participation in coeducational school trips. Rejected by 19 percent in 2000, by last year the proportion had risen to 30 percent.

Today the impact of Islamist indoctrination is noticeable at almost all schools with a high proportion of Muslim pupils, with teachers complaining of fewer and fewer Muslim pupils taking part in swimming, sports in general, or school trips. Another teacher complained that he cannot get through to his pupils any more. "If I say that headscarves are worn less in Turkey than here, they simply counter: 'That's why we came to Germany, so that we can openly practice our religion.'" And sometimes they simply remind him that - as a non-Muslim - he would be better off keeping such views to himself.

We could draw lessons in Ireland from this, but won't, given the power of the PC Though Police. One lesson is that, once Muslims reach a critical mass they’ll try to impose their views, and/or opt out like they’re doing in Germany and elsewhere. That's why agreeing to Muslim-only schools is such a mistake.

Not only will they cut themselves off socially as described above, they’ll also suffer by spending a huge proportion of their time learning Arabic, the Koran and other religious mumbo jumbo. At the end of which they emerge into the workforce, unqualified for anything. Their consequent failure to get jobs will be attributed to Islamophobia, and the youth become dropouts and fodder for terrorism.

That this will happen in Ireland is as certain as day following night, if present policies continue.

Site problems

I've recieved quite a number of emails saying it's not possible to post commenst to the blog. Your Savant is investigation this. Probably some crap Microsoft issue somewhere!

Friday, 23 March 2007

Beware of shadows

Mad judge disease

Your Savant was long of the view that Ireland held the proud record for having the most mad judges. Who can forget the case of the Nigerian witch-doctor who killed a child trying to 'circumcise' him? The child bled to death. How did the fuckwit judge instruct the jury? 'You must not judge him by our culture, but by his. Was this legal in his culture?"

With instructions like that, the jury had no option but to acquit the butcher. But reflect. It's not the law of the land that applies, it's the so-called 'culture' of the offender. Do these judges know even the most basic facts of the law? Taking his 'logic' to its conclusion, if the same Nigerian were to have murdered one of his wives for adultery, would that also be judged according to his culture or religion? It seems so, and that means that a cannibal immigrant from New Borneo who consumes his neighbour, would also get acquitted, and be free to dine again on his remaining neighbours.

I really hadn't realised that there were people this stupid still alive in modern Ireland, let alone in positions of responsibility. But the same bacillus has now spread to Germany. This woman, of Moroccan descent, as the saying goes, was being beaten by her Moroccan husband. She appealed to the court for protection. The case was thrown out on the basis, not on the law of the land, but on the Koran, which allows a husband beat the shite out of his wife if she's 'unchaste'.

Unchaste in this instance meant leading a normal German lifestyle. But the 'learned' judge, that's really got to make you laugh, decided that 'according to the Koran, man has dominance over women [true] - so there is no need for you to get a divorce'. You couldn't make this kind of thing up.

Africa and foreign aid

Having returned from a grueling week abroad, dispensing wisdom to an adoring public, your Savant looked forward to a spot of well deserved R&R. However, my fragile peace of mind was shattered by a confluence of events. First a missive from the Department of Money Wastage, apparently sent out to every citizen in the country, telling us how Ireland’s foreign aid would approach nearly €1 billion this year, Ghana, the ‘success story’ of Africa, would be a substantial beneficiary of said aid.

I then read elsewhere that Ghana would be forking out about $30 million of this aid on ‘celebrating’ 50 years of ‘independence’. I use independence in the loosest meaning of the term, in that the country keeps afloat only through the absorption of billions of dollars/Euros in foreign aid each year. Foreign aid makes up no less than 75% of government expenditure. Some independence! Despite this aid, the average daily per capita income is exactly €1. As I have pointed out in earlier posts, at time of gaining independence Ghana was a jewel, wealthier than South Korea and a lot of other Asian countries, but as they prospered, Ghana – remember, this is Africa’s success story – fell progressively into deep poverty. And this despite buckets of foreign aid.

It would be bad enough if foreign aid were just useless. Unfortunately, it’s worse than useless. First, it consolidates whatever despot is in power by, first, giving him resources to divvy out to the cronies who keep him in power. But, the small amount of aid that gets through acts as a vent for popular discontent, further strengthening the ruling elite’s position. But the aid flows on, as our current reigning orthodoxies demand that we be oblivious to the obvious. Here we should remember Aristotle, who showed us that impractical morality (cf. Del Boy and Rodney) is no morality.

Ghana represented your Savant’s introduction to Africa and was, to say the least, and eye-opener. Many was the lesson I learned, but the most important was this. Apart from the odd exception, Africans don’t give a fuck about the broader community, and will unhesitatingly exploit everyone and everything outside their own narrow circle. Achieving power is simply a means to acquiring, and holding onto, wealth. As I've shown in other posts, there are others reasons also to explain the failure of Africa.

The only solution is to stop all aid, let the various wars continue, and don’t offer any assistance on AIDS. This is the natural and Darwinian was to getting them to sort themselves out. It’s called tough love - just like when you stop providing your beloved drug-addicted child with money to feed their habit.
Bring on the cleansing hellfire!

Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Country popularity rankings

Note that the US and Israel are deemed to have a more negative impact on the world than North Korea!

Bushes to split?

As you will be aware from earlier posts, your Savant has informants strategically placed it the heart of the Bush regime’s HQ. I now bring you the gratifying news that the marriage of the Gruesome Twosome is hitting the rocks. First Laura thinks that Flightsuit Boy is making it increasingly clear that he’s having the leg over Condi Rice. I've had my doubts about this, mainly because I felt she was a dyke. My source assures me I'm wrong – and she famously did refer to him once as ‘my husband’.

Then, because he evinced little concern over her recent skin cancer scare Laura has deduced that Bush is ‘callous’. He ‘lacks compassion’. She’s not very quick on the uptake, is she? This is the man who as Governor of Texas cheerfully sent scores of poor people to their deaths, and even joked on TV about one particular woman he had ordered killed. Even now he’s subjecting thousands of soldiers to death and maiming in Iraq rather than admit he was wrong and bringing them home.

But the main problem appears to be the El Presidente seems to have fallen off the wagon and is back on the sauce. An obnoxious pig at the best of times, he’s totally insufferable when drunk. After one particularly serious row Laura checked out of the White House and into the famous Mayflower Hotel for a few nights.

If they do break up George better be careful. He should remember that when Laura broke up with her fiancée many years ago she ‘accidentally’ mowed him down as he crossed the street a few days later. Had she been black or poor she’d have been sent to the chair on the spot, but in Texas the death penalty isn’t imposed on the rich and well-connected. And she’s both. So she didn’t even have to undergo a trial. Bush might need all the tricks he used to avoid violence in Vietnam to avoid it Washington.

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Death to the Kulaks

I'm sure all my avid readers have by now determined that your Savant is - if I may say so - tolerant, fair-minded, generous of spirit, gentle of mind. But such sterling qualities collapse in the face of one egregious group – the fucking farmers! I don’t think it unfair to classify them as grasping, ungrateful, whingeing, narrow-minded, mean-spirited, tax-dodging, bitter, incompetent, blood-sucking parasites.

Not content with fleecing honest citizens for every grant and support imaginable, as the Revenue Commissioners quarterly list shows, time after time, the leeches proudly top the pantheon of tax defaulters. Fully 75% of their income comes by way of transfers from the honest productive section of the population. In other words, the income generated by their own incompetent hands is trebled by the rest of us.

And are they appreciative? Like fuck they are. Instead of doffing their grimy hats to us in supplication, they plunge their greedy paws into our pockets at every opportunity with a sense of absolute entitlement. They pollute our lands and waterways, and in their latest money-making wheeze have taken to blocking off access to traditional hiking paths. The fact that they’d all be on the side of the road if they had to rely on their own meager abilities is totally ignored. I see they're now objecting to unannounced visits by EU inspectors. And they're dead right. How can a busy farmer (busy filling out grant applications) get the time to empty his slurry into a stream, or remove illegally imported stock from his land if he doesn’t have notice of an inspection? And just watch - they’ll get away with this too, as they get away with everything.

I got a great idea. Why not send them to the slaughter-house instead of the livestock? Think of what we’d gain. Save billions in wasted grants, clean countryside, 90% of the country’s whingeing begrudgers eliminated, with some of the saved tax revenues diverted to, well, for example, Savant’s technology research projects. Are you with me?

Policy progression

Sunday, 18 March 2007

The new totalitarianism

The latest target of the Immigration Industry in the UK is a distinguished demographer, Prof. David Coleman of Oxford University. (I know he looks a bit of a bollicks, but read on). The industry representative on this occasion was the ‘Student Action for Refugees’ with the inappropriate acronym ‘STAR’. They wanted the Prof fired. His crime? His research revealed that the economic benefits of immigration were largely illusory. They claimed such findings would generate ‘hate’ (don't ask!) towards refugees. So he must be fired!

Coleman himself explained ‘I put my head above the parapet because I was alarmed at what I saw as an increasing tendency by official spokesmen, political and others, to present a somewhat partial interpretation of statistics on migration, to reinvent the migration history of Britain in ways that supported the official case, and to present analyses of the advantages of the economic and demographic effects of migration which tended to ignore its drawbacks’.

So you do peer-reviewed research that comes up with the ‘wrong’ answer and you can be fired. As your Savant has frequently pointed out, this is the mirror-image of Communism and other forms of totalitarianism. And as with all forms of totalitarianism, there are stakeholders whose positions depend on it. In the case of the immigration industry you have a plethora of organisations (Google ireland asylum support and you’ll get 1.3 million hits) founded on public money and largely unaccountable for how it is spent, plus lawyers, immigration officers, prison warders, property owners and a posse of others who want the good times to keep rolling.
It’ll be interesting to see how all this pans out in the forthcoming economic meltdown.

IQ is the key

A number of my readers have commented to the effect that there are many intelligent, hard-working blacks. Well of course. However, without a discriminating immigration policy, which Ireland emphatically does not, we will receive a block of people who are, on average, going to be a major source of problems for this country, as they are for every other country in Europe. The explanation is largely, but not exclusively, down to different IQ levels. A painful and embarrassing topic, but there are few of greater importance. You can tell that by the fact that we're not allowed to talk about it.

So let's talk about it. The following repeats part of an earlier post on this subject.

The issue of general intelligence is closely related to the concept of Pre-modern Society. While Intelligent Quotient (IQ) tests remain controversial, there is no longer much dispute as to their general capacity to measure certain capabilities, nor that such intelligence is inherited by a factor of between 60% and 70%. The astronomical score achieved by your Savant surely underlines the validity of such tests?Perhaps the best explanation is provided by the psychologist Brigitte Berger, who claims IQ tests measure not so much ‘intelligence’ as what she calls ‘modern consciousness’.

This is the capacity to operate in the highly specialized worlds of modern technology and rationally organized bureaucracies. These core institutions of modern society are produced by, and in turn produce, peculiarly modern cognitive styles: the ability to operate on high levels of abstraction; to break reality down analytically into components; to keep multiple relationships in mind simultaneously; and, especially significant for IQ testing, to relate present tasks to possible future consequences. This last skill, by definition, can be achieved only on the basis of past experiences and habits of thought that individuals acquire during the earliest period of socialization, when a basic matrix of cognition develops.It’s important to realise that even small variances from the norm can have massive ramifications in terms of ‘life performance’.

For example, a randomly selected group of Americans with an average IQ of 103 had a poverty rate 25% lower than a group with an average IQ of 100, and disparities of a similar scale were recorded for high school drop-out rates, social welfare dependency and crime. Research has shown low IQ to be the single most important determinant of these undesirable social outcomes. When we consider the IQ of Afro-Americans is on average 15% lower than that of whites, the implications are alarming. And indeed, these concerns are borne out in reality. Such social conditions are disproportionately present, by a substantial margin, amongst blacks in Western countries – and of course most clearly in Africa. Even many years of affirmative action for African-Americans has had little impact on their relative economic and social status.

In fact affirmative action is now generally seen to have failed.Many factors have been adduced to explain this, including slavery and subjugation in the past, and racist discrimination in more recent times. However, Jews throughout their history have been persecuted, criminalized, marginalized, expelled, forced into certain occupations, and in general suffered every imaginable form of discrimination. Yet, as a group they excel in almost every field of human endeavour, business, science, literature, politics, entertainment to an extent wildly disproportionate to their numbers. Jews (Ashkenazi) have average IQ levels well above that of 'normal' whites (goyim).Africa’s pre-modern social and economic structures have proven to be extremely resilient, and factors such as rapid population growth and mass migrations from rural to urban areas are exacerbating the problems.

The first step in addressing any problem lies in recognizing the nature of that problem. Continuing under the assumptions that Africans are, on average, endowed with exactly the same capabilities as whites, and that parliamentary democracy will emerge with the appropriate levels of assistance, will, lead to more failure and disappointment.This finding also has major implications for Ireland and Europe generally. Given the vast impact of IQ on achievement, you’d expect black immigrants and their children to be at the bottom of the social heap. And of course that’s exactly the case in EVERY country, as anyone can see.

So the rapidly growing black community here, assuming uniform IQ dispersion, will inevitably lead to the same results. Ghettos where high crime, unemployment, welfare dependency and birth rates lead to a downward, self-feeding spiral .Is your humble Savant hopeful? Afraid not. We have watched the permissible range of debate shrink. There are now many subjects on which there is no room for open minds. Political correctness, authoritarian impulses, and the political manipulation of emotions have replaced spirited debates with propaganda. Poor old Inda will be beaten into silence - must keep the masses in the dark.

Saturday, 17 March 2007

Keep the lie maching going

The IT devotes a whole section today to the 'new Ireland'. As is to expected, it's largely the standard immigration industry happy-clappy, kumbiyah stuff. The key to getting away with this in front of consenting adults is to homogenise immigration and immigrants, crowning it off with moving tales of Polish plumbers and Filipino nurses. Message: immigration good.

Sure, immigration can be good. But not all immigrants are alike, or equal, or have the same impact on a country. The impact of Eastern Europeans has, in my view, been on balance positive, while a couple of thousand Jews would put the country on steroids. But, as your Savant has explained on a number of occasions, the impact of blacks (Africans and Caribbean) and, for different reasons, Muslims, are negative.

England and many other European countries are beyond redemption. We still have a slight chance to avoid this fate, if we can stop lying about the problem. When you lie to other people, it can work. When you lie to yourself, you pay. We take action now or we're going to be paying a long, long time.

Friday, 16 March 2007

Be warned

From the Washington Post Foreign ServiceMonday,

ZUTPHEN, Netherlands -- On the surface, the young Dutch Moroccan mother looked like an immigrant success story: She studied business in college, hung out at the pub with her friends and was known for her fashionable taste in clothes.

So residents of this 900-year-old river town were thrown for a loop last year when Bouchra El-Hor, now 24, appeared in a British courtroom wearing handcuffs under an all-encompassing black veil. Prosecutors said she had covered up plans for a terrorist attack and wrote a letter offering to sacrifice herself and her infant son as martyrs.

"We were flabbergasted to learn that she had become a fanatic," said Renee Haantjes, a college instructor who recalled her as "a normal Dutch girl." People in Zutphen may have been surprised, but terrorism suspects from atypical backgrounds are becoming increasingly common in Western Europe. With new plots surfacing every month, police across Europe are arresting significant numbers of women, teenagers, white-skinned suspects and people baptized as Christians -- groups that in the past were considered among the least likely to embrace Islamic radicalism.

The demographics of those being arrested are so diverse that many European counterterrorism officials and analysts say they have given up trying to predict what sorts of people are most likely to become terrorists. Age, sex, ethnicity, education and economic status have become more and more irrelevant.

See also Parapundit.

Thursday, 15 March 2007

Is this a nightmare?

Ok - allow me some artistic license, but the picture on top looks like the Swedish port of Trelleborg as I knew it 20 years ago, the one below like it is now. Mad Max meets Mogadishu. Not Sweden. Stockholm is bad, Malmo dreadful, but Trelleborg, sweet Jesus H. Christ! What have they done to their country?

Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Sweden burning - update

Experience is Sweden in last 3 days:

  • ripped off by Somali taxi driver
  • saw African in cafe have a nice snack, then flee without paying
  • in common with many others was pushed off the footpath by group of young men of, as the saying goes, 'middle eastern appearance'

All dealings with native Swedes 100% positive

Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Sweden burning

Your Savant has been in Sweden for a few days, imparting his technological wizardry to a coterie of adorable, leggy blondes (female). However, this failed to compensate for the obvious sad decline in what is/was the most progressive, advanced, moral civilization in history. Due to their insane immigration polices the country has now become a third-world dumping ground. The northern suburbs of Stockholm look like Mogadishu after a particularly lethal bout of clan warfare. Here almost all of the women, who mostly come from Somalia, Morocco, Iraq, and the Kurdish areas of Turkey--go heavily covered. The men – almost all on welfare – spend their time drinking coffee. A giant Mosque dominates down-town Stockholm. Malmo, which is now almost 50% non-Swedish, has become so violent that local women don’t go out after dark. Honour killings (carried out by male relatives on girls who wear short dresses or go out with a Swede) are a Kurdish specialty.

Take the case of Malin and Amanda, on their way to a party, when they were set upon by four Somali ‘asylum seekers’, raped repeatedly and almost beaten to death. “What do they expect, when they dress like that?” one of the perpetrators plaintively asked when apprehended. Quite. Petra Åkesson, researching her sociology thesis, wondered why they seemed to hate Swedes. To find out she systematically interviewed boys between 15 and 17 years old, both individually and in groups.

“When we are in the city and robbing we are waging a war, waging a war against the Swedes” they said. “Power for me means that the Swedes shall look at me, lie down on the ground and kiss my feet.” Why do they hate the Swedes so much? “When a Swede goes shopping, the lady behind the counter gives him the money back into his hand, looks into his eyes and laughs. When we go shopping, she puts the money on the counter and looks the other way.” Even though the same money was given to them by the Swedish government, or else robbed from Swedes. These Muslim immigrants state quite openly that they are involved in a “war,” and see participation in crime and harassment of the native population as such.

The MSM gloss over the whole thing. For example in the case of the four Somalis mentioned earlier, they were described as "two men from Sweden, one from Finland and one from Somalia". Maybe they’re afraid of getting their throats cut, or else being imprisoned. That's right, you can be imprisoned in Sweden for pointing out such things. In this sense, as I've mentioned a number of times before, political correctness is becoming an intolerant orthodoxy like Communism, where all dissent is stifled. Privately, Swedes told me that locals are forming armed vigilante groups in Malmo and that emergency services travel to certain areas only under armed guard.

The official percentage of foreign-born (13%) is roughly equivalent to the highest percentage of immigrants the United States ever had in its history (on the eve of World War I). But there are two big differences. First is that, given the age distribution of the native and foreign populations, the percentage of immigrants' offspring will skyrocket in the next generation, even if not a single new immigrant arrives, and even if immigrant fertility rates fall to native-born levels. But second, when America had the same percentage of foreign-born, many had arrived decades before, and were largely assimilated. Some Swedes tell me privately, looking over their shoulders for Thought Police eavesdroppers, that the situation is improving. But immigration statistics give that the lie. Last year saw the largest number of immigrants in history, nearly 100,000, the bulk of them coming from, surprise! Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan.

Sweden is now also noticeably shabbier than even five years ago. The cars are older, buildings just that little bit worn-looking, public rolling stock like that in Poland. Not surprising, given that immigration direct welfare amounts to multiple billions each year, while indirect costs, such as those related to crime and security, are incalculably greater. As your Savant said in an earlier posts in relation to England, the English have created their very own race problem from scratch — possibly the greatest act of self-destructive folly perpetrated by any civilized nation in the twentieth century.

Maybe Sweden should be the recipient of that accolade.

Suicide assistance

Saturday, 10 March 2007

What happens when a country gives up religion?

What happens when a country gives up religion?? as Spain Shows, nothing much. Well quite a lot actually. Increased wealth, higher standards of education, progressive legislation, more openness and creativity. As Tom Garvan's outstanding book Preventing The Future: Why Was Ireland Poor For So Long? demonstrated, while the religious monkey was on our back we languished in third world poverty. Only when the whole rotten Church edifice collapsed under the wieght of its own corruption did we get our collective act together.

Another one bites the dust

Listen to Patrick Mercer, former Tory shadow security minister and a former army colonel. "That's the way it is in the army. If someone is slow on the assault course you'd get people shouting 'come on you fat bastard, ginger bastard, Irish bastard, black bastard etc.'"

Don't waste our time Patrick, everyone bloody well knows that. Well, maybe. But in this case saying an obvious truth got him sacked - despite a grovelling apology. David Cameron, Tory Leader says 'we can't have racism in any form in the army'. No one is suggesting that Col Mercer is a racist - especially not any of the black soldiers who have since the sacking revealed how happy they were to serve under such a fine officer.

No: Col Mercer has lost his job merely for describing life in the Army as it is: a subject on which, since he gave 25 years distinguished service to his country, he might conceivably know more about than his obsessively politically correct party leader. This development underlines your Savant's frequent observation, that the PC Thought Police have closed off race as a subject of discussion. Like sex with the Victorians, there are two parallel universes, what people say in private, and what they say in public. Same with Communism, a public 'truth' that everyone publicly subscribed to, and then the real truth.

Race is the elephant in the room whose importance we can judge by the fact that we're not allowed discuss it. Just like under Communism, it'll cost you your job.

Tuesday, 6 March 2007

Why the jobs are going

So the jobs carnage in our internationally-traded sector continues unabated, with Proctor & Gamble just the latest in what will be an ongoing trend. Uninformed and so-called independent commentators (i.e. from banks and brokerages who are paid to talk up the economy) will tell you that the overall level of employment is constant, if not rising. Correct as far as it goes – which isn’t very far. In fact the Irish economy is suffering from severe structural problems that are only set to get worse.

The foundation of the Celtic Tiger has always been the internationally-traded goods and services sector. This is what brings the wealth into the country and on which almost everything else depends. The loss of jobs in this sector has been masked by huge increases in the public sector, construction and general services. We can build houses, open restaurants, sue one another till the cows come home and have one policeman for every 10 citizens. But ultimately it’s gotta be paid for, and that’s where the international dimension comes in.

And we’re failing internationally because our costs are too high. Where is the price pressure coming from? Why, no surprise – the public sector. Apart from property - gas, electricity, education, health and local charges are the spur. These costs occur because of massive increases in the public sector pay bill, in the absence of any meaningful productivity improvements. Quite simple, this makes it increasingly difficult for firms to compete against lower cost countries internationally, hence the exodus.

The new report by Micheal Martin Tomorrow's Skills: Towards a National Skills Strategy says all the right things, but it won't work due to the other disconnects. It’s a mantra, but true for all that, that our future prosperity depends on technology-based innovation. But our governments do everything to undermine that goal.

Why do most top students pick law, medicine, veterinary and pharmacy, at the expense of the engineering, science and technology disciplines? Quite simple, that’s where the money and security lie. The average income in the legal profession, from raw junior to top barrister is €164,00 p.a. The other professions mentioned attract similar pay levels, with ample opportunity for tax dodging. Few engineers or scientists will ever reach this income level, and in fact will work in environments where their jobs are never 100% secure.

Why are the ‘professions’ paid so highly? Because they are not competitive in any meaningful way due to a self-interested stranglehold on (a) numbers entering at one end, and (b) a stranglehold on services offered at the other (e.g. only lawyers did conveyancing). There has been some tinkering around the edges, but that’s all it is. So the goose that’s laying the golden egg is wheezing, but with an election coming up, don’t expect anything but fine words.

Then what about the other tsunami heading in our direction - the property/debt bubble? The country is skating on thin ice, supported by an ocean of debt. This bubble is going to burst sooner or later and the landing is likely to be hard rather than soft. Government revenues are precariously dependent on stamp duty - which in turn is dependent on the property binge continuing. Which it won't. And by dramatically increasing both the numbers and pay levels in the public sector, and paying social welfare rates higher than anywhere is Europe, the government has created a rigid set of fixed costs, financed by a volatile and unstable revenue base.

We're in for interesting times.

Friday, 2 March 2007

Miss Afghanisatn 2007

Cardinal Connell interview

For some time my adoring public have been pressing me to interview Cardinal Connell. In fact Connell himself was eager to explain himself to your Savant, so I recently summoned him to Chateau Savant for this purpose.

Cardinal Connell

Connell: Greetings, and the blessings of God and His Holy Mother on you.

Savant: Shut up you smarmy bastard – just respond to my questions. By the way, what do mean coming to the interview dressed like the Men In Black? I was expecting the full regalia, long white dress, multiple diamond rings, and the big top hat, the one that makes you look like a totem pole. Have you no respect for The Savant?

Connell: Well, my boy, au contraire, I have too much respect. Such regalia is to impress the superstitious credulous peasantry, not a superior mind like yours.

Savant: So it’s just like the witch doctors and medicine men?

Connell: Yes of course. The ignorant masses are impressed by all of that stuff, the higher and brighter the better. Ideally they should also have no idea of what you’re talking about. That's why changing from Latin was such a pity.

Savant: Yes, they can see for themselves now what a load of bollocks you go on with.

Connell: Indeed, a great pity, but nil desperandum!

Savant: And coitus interruptus to you too. Now, an issue that troubles the whole country: are you a man or a woman?

Connell: A man

Savant: Are you sure?

Connell: Yes

Savant: I don’t want to press the point, but are you a real man, I mean, like, with a prick and two balls?

Connell: well, I have only one ball, but otherwise I'm a man

Savant: I'm still a bit dubious, but let’s move on. The Church has gone into free fall since you took over – you’ve really fucked it up, haven’t you?

Connell: Not at all. Think what I had to contend with. The clergy raping, robbing and abusing everyone in their power since God was a boy, and it all landed on my lap. It wasn’t my fault. I did everything I could to cover it up, transfer the abusers, buy the victims’ silence, obstruct the court cases, lie, cheat and prevaricate – everything a good Cardinal should do.

Savant: I suppose that's true

Connell: yes, and what’s more, I've completely kept the biggest scandal of all under wraps.

Savant: What’s that?

Connell: The financial scandals, my boy! Why, our priests have been swindling the flock for even longer than they’ve been raping them. The oul’ Extreme Unction has been a winner here. Get in with a wealthy victim that's about to croak, promise them eternal salvation in turn for a change of inheritance, and hey presto, you have enough money, to comfortably cover $3000 a night hotels in Bangkok or ride the arse off a divorcee in the back of a 7 Series BMW.

Savant: You’re beginning to impress me. And of course you got the government to pick up the tab for all the abuse scandals.

Connell: Ah, my boy – the piece de resistance! And you say I fucked everything up? I reckon that by keeping the lid on the financial scams, and getting the public to pay for the abuse scandals I've saved Irish Church Enterprises – ho, ho, ho - about €2 billion.

Savant: How in the name of Jesus did you pull that off? Even though you were dealing with Fianna Fail cretins and crooks, it still borders on the unbelievable

Connell; Yes, yes, wasn’t that wonderful? Well, we had a lot of help. Opus Dei and the Knights looked after our interests there – very strong in the civil service you know. Look at how we spiked Tallaght getting the childrens’ hospital. What a job. And of course Bertie was a great help. He has a great graw and respect for Mother Church you know, even if he’s a crooked politician who walked out on his wife and moved in with another woman. In fairness, there’s not another country in the world where we’d get away with that.

Savant: I can't take any more of this. Fuck off or I’ll kick in your other ball.