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  • ross1948 6:04 pm on November 4, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Guardian foul-mouth, Marina Hyde aka..., populism = democracy,   

    Middle-Aged Posh Dirty-Mouth -‘Politicians Mustn’t Appeal To The People!’ 


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    Today, let’s contemplate a middle-aged stuck-up who’s been railing at politicians, right and left, who dare to talk about the people as opposed to the elites, of which I’m sure she considers herself a prize specimen.

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    We have looked at this pampered grown-up brat before, the Guardian’s Marina Hyde….

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    …and it’s fair to say she’s not a pretty sight.

    But more unpleasant still is her infantile propensity for showing us – again –  how she can use dirty words…

    Guardian’s Posh Gutter-Mouth – ‘Something Of The Shite About Her!’ 

    Apologies for the rude word, but read on and you’ll see that she’s a repeat offender, a sad thing, for she had excellent educational opportunities, as befits a posh little pinko.

    The foul-mouthed cow allegedly read English at Christ Church, Oxford  –

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    Back then, we asked if The Guardian could ‘compel or cajole its columnists to wash their gobs out with carbolic soap now and then?’

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    But most unpleasant of all is her sneering at the idea that we mere ‘people’ dare imagine that democracy means what it does mean…

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    …rule by the people!

    The middle-aged pinko pukette had a very privileged upbringing, which even her real name, Marina Elizabeth Catherine Dudley-Williams, suggests. We have, some of you may recall, covered her origins a month or two ago.

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    Her Grandpa was a Tory MP, a baronet, who, to his credit, took sensible stands on criminal crack-downs and once called for the resignation of Homo Heath.

    Her Daddy inherited the baronetcy and sent his ‘proper little madam’ daughter to ultra-posh private schools.

    Then, as previously noted, she got her degree from Oxford.

    We need also to mention that she married a BBC big-wig, a ‘head of strategy,’ unsurprisingly, since the BBC is, like the Guardian, infested with fancy-pants leftists.

    You can read her hogwash for yourselves but she really ought to have a nap before she writes.

    Her style is fundamentally incoherent, and to justify her wrath at both Johnson and Corbyn for ( admittedly hypocritically in both their cases, but that’s beside the point! ) acknowledging the people as the proper source of sovereignty, she falls back on another leftist, Cas Mudde, whom we have noticed before…

    Far-Right? Lefty Rag Gets Lefty Prof To Justify Smear! 

    To take the proper measure of our Mr. Mudde’s pinkoism, we have the fact that he found it ‘staggering’ when 85% of Europeans surveyed on crime expressed the perfectly rational view that “nowadays there is too much tolerance. Criminals should be punished more severely.”  http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2010-08-31-mudde-en.html

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    Should we rely on an ‘expert’ with overtly leftist views to give us objective input on those whose views he abhors?

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    …and whom she inexplicably describes as ‘an expert in this field,’ who ‘stresses that neither “the people” nor “the elite” should ever be homogenised and essentialised, and that “politicians have to stop pretending to speak for ‘the people…’” https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/01/johnson-corbyn-farage-the-people-elite-election-party-leaders

    Homogenised and essentialised?

    What kind of gobble-de-gook is that?  Presumably Mudde’s disapproval of politicians who try ( or purport ) to ‘speak for the people’ spills over into a reluctance to communicate in language that ‘the people’ (and maybe even Dirty-Mouth!) understand!

    Oh, and a naive little question!

    Whom, pray, SHOULD politicians speak for, if not the people they wish to govern?

    Sure, Mudde has written a lot, and doubtless read a lot, but if she is going to invoke an ‘expert,’ she should find somebody less sanguine, somebody who has not shown himself to be so bitterly partisan in his hostility to those he opines about.

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    The value of GENUINE expert testimony is that it’s disinterested, which Mudde is NOT! He shares Dirty-Mouth’s hostility to ‘populism,’ though he drapes it in jargon…

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    …which I suppose is at least preferable to Dirty-Mouth’s verbal diarrhoea!

    Johnson claims to speak for the people. So does Corbyn. I don’t think either of them do, but they’d not stand much chance in the coming election if they didn’t say they did.

    And the mere fact that they feel obliged to say that appears to terrify Dirty-Mouth.

    What could possibly go wrong? One way or another, we seem fated to find out.

    Let’s this Sunday send up a prayer, whether we’re at church or at the pub for Sunday lunch, that everything that might possibly go wrong for media uppities like her, and her kind, WILL go wrong!

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    The rotten media are a blight on decent society.

    The running dogs should be sent off to do penance in their lairs, their stately homes or their lush metropolitan apartments…

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    …while REAL BRITISH PEOPLE decide their own shared destiny.

     

     
  • ross1948 3:47 pm on September 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Euro-Commissars Cook Up ‘Policies’ To Serve Partisan Electoral Agenda 


    I note EUObserver like some other media, continues to report the Euro-Commissars pretended interest in  ‘more border controls, detentions and returns for rejected asylum seekers….’

    up your, eu

    ….as if it represented any kind of serious commitment to removing the blight Merkel inflicted on her country as well as on the whole Coninent.

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    But in their recent report, the Europhiliac media outlet at least admits that the un-elected EurocRats are acting thus for purely partisan electioneering purposes.

    As EUObs puts it,

    …the ‘announcements made by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Strasbourg are part of a larger bid to quell the surge of populism and right-wing politics that have used migration as a springboard to capture voter antipathy ahead of next year’s European parliament elections.’ https://euobserver.com/migration/142811

    These arrogant swine are not elected by anyone and their vastly inflated salaries ( and pensionS!) are paid to them on the basis that they administer their commission duties without either national or party political biases.

    EUObs gives the game way.

    They are engaged in ideology-driven campaigning on behalf of the parties that are pro-crimmigrant and Europhiliac, and against ‘populism and rightwing politics ’  – aka the patriot parties  – across Europe.

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    Each and every Commissar should be dismissed, and HONEST replacements found.

     
    • Petra Malley 4:28 pm on September 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      That is the case. They cannot become Commissioners if they do not promise to put the interests of ‘Europe’ above the countries of which they are citizens. They are likewise expected to serve impartially without fear and favour towards the political parties that raised them up.

      Strangely they find it no problem to disavow their own nations but very openly they continue to serve the political establishment parties and openly declare their hatred of patriotic parties everywhere.
      They are not honourable people and they do deserve to be fired.

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    • Penny 5:08 pm on September 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      A timely reminder.
      May is such an embarrassment.
      Why has she not got backbone enough to tell them all to get stuffed.

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    • Edward Lamont 7:08 pm on September 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Don’t forget how Neil Kinnock, once a serious Eurosceptic, u-turned 180 degrees after he joined in the Euro-swill, and he’s not the only one by far.
      I remember, and you will too, that Leon Brittan was reported leaping to his feet to stand to attention for the Euro-anthem.
      That kind of betrayal is not to be forgiven. A British person’s first and only loyalty is to Queen and Country.

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  • ross1948 12:03 am on June 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Iberna, , , , populism = democracy, ,   

      We don’t need to turn to Breitbart… 


     

    We don’t need to turn to Breitbart or the Daily Caller to find out about the surge of support for Matteo Salvini’s patriot party, and, cream on the cake, the humiliation of Red Renzi’s inappropriately named ‘Democratic Party’   – PD for short.

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    And that was him before he got ‘debacled!’

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    The Italian national news agency, ANSA, is spot on when it says the PD’s results in the local elections at the weekend was a ‘another debacle.’

    Formerly leftist power centres lost to the patriots include Pisa, Siena, and, in one devastating blow, a municipality called Ivrea. It had languished for over SEVENTY years under left control.

    Although the 5 Stars didn’t do badly either – they won Avellino, which, in my hitch-hiking teen years, I many a time passed through, on my way from Naples to catch the Brindisi ferry to the Greek island of Corfu…

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    … – it was, unusually for Italy, a difficult place to get a lift; Italians were generally kind and compassionate when they saw the skinny foreign youth by the roadside!

    But as ANSA says, Salvini’s League was the ‘driving force.’

    This is of course excellent news, but since it shows that sensible policies on crimmigration can and do win elections, it also tends to confirm what we already, instinctively and through observation, know about the fake ‘conservative’ parties in Germany and in the UK.

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    Those baleful bats, Mama Stasi and Theresa the Appeaser, do not eschew patriotic principles on account of some perceived political expediency.

    They don’t for a moment imagine that unslinging the asylum albatross from around the collective neck of their citizens, that mass deportations of undesirables, would be a vote-loser.

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    If given forthright, trustworthy leadership, like that of Italy’s Salvini, healthy democracies will resist media demonisation campaigns and hand power to ‘populists,’ aka patriots,

    So we are obliged to conclude that the brace of bitches prioritise the ‘rights’ of primitives over their own fellow-citizens because of an engrained commitment to the enemy cause, cultural marxism.

    They are heart and soul for degradation of traditional values, for a multicult mess where real crimes merits a wrist-slap but free speech that might ‘offend’ untouchables is hammered.

    May and Merkel are not just politicians with whom we disagree. They are deadly enemies and deserve our tireless endeavours to roust them out from their eyries.

     
    • Vanessa R 12:09 am on June 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Eloquently summed up, sir.
      It is the success of Salvini that gives me hope for the future.

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    • Gina 3:51 pm on June 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Near my home town is where that place was red since 1945 and now is Italian again.
      Signor Salvini is our savior and we thank God for him.

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    • Noreen Paterson 7:15 pm on June 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      The best thing, being selfish, about Salvini winning the election is that when the left state broadcasters do the news, they have to let us hear what the Italian government says.
      When people hear Salvini, they all agree with him and the media pimps on France 24 or DW or BBC get a real showing up.

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    • Edward L 8:20 pm on June 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Salvini for PM – of Britain!

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    • Josh Rae 10:20 pm on June 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      From a British point of view, I am at a complete loss about why the May Government is not using its veto powers that would totally put a spanner in the Brussels works. I know a lot of the areas subject to vetos have been nobbled by the European Commission and now only need majorities but there are still a number that need to be unanimous.
      May should have told our enemies from the day the referendum results were declared that they had a week to approve Brexit with no bills or other punitive strings attached. Or else.
      Time has been wasted but she could even now get started, veto every possible move the Euro-Commissars try to make, until they back off the Barnier tactics.
      As an Ulsterman I must also say, tell them to cut out backing Dublin’s obstructive behaviour.

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  • ross1948 10:00 pm on May 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Mama Stasi Running Scared? Thanks, AfD! 


    And it’s not just me saying so!

    Here’s the headline, from the notoriously, and increasingly, leftist site called EUObserver.

    Berlin’s fear of AfD slams brake on EU legal migration reform

    Got to be good, yes, that the patriots, with less than 100 seats in the Bundestag, can put a stop to the insane push by the Euro-Commissars in Brussels…

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    …for EUSSR subject nations to harmonise the rules. Harmonisation requires them to drop their own national schemes and adopt one in line with EU law.

    The rules referred to are important but only a part of the Commissars’ strategy to bully sovereign governments into conformity.

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    But what’s really important is how people-power  – we populists – can sow panic in even the most rabid elitist heart.

    UK Labor Party MEP, Claude Moraes, let the cat out of the bag late last month when he admitted that Germany is leading the blockade after having initially supported the reforms…it is being blocked and outright rejected by Germany,” he said….

    “It was a consequence of the AfD, the change in government, the fact that a new immigration bill is coming out.” 

    Ms. Paraskevi Michou, Brussels’ Director-General on Migration shed further light on the excellent impact Mama Stasi’s panic is having within the Evil Empire’s corridors of power…

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    …when she noted that talks among the EU co-legislators have not even started on other big files like the asylum procedures regulation.

    Thing is, she had previously ordered a private deadline of next week, 15th May, to reach broader compromises in readiness for the public deadline next month, when EU states are supposed to sort a political agreement on Dublin.  https://euobserver.com/migration/141712

    Broader compromises i.e. secret deals behind closed doors?

    Not quite that old-fashioned ideal of ‘open covenants, openly arrived at!’

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    But then Liar Juncker is in charge.

     
  • ross1948 12:01 am on January 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Malta’s Muscat And A Mockery Of Democracy! 


    • Here we go again!

    • The leaders of Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain have said EU citizens should have more say on EU policy to combat populism.

    Their ‘joint statement’ told anyone who was bored enough to listen  that so-called ‘citizens’ consultations’ were needed to “foster democracy and citizens’ participation.

    https://euobserver.com/political/140502

    Interesting, that.

    Even the fanatic Europhiles of EUObs preface those unbelievable words ‘citizens’ consultations’ with the rather perceptive description ‘so-called!’

    Alas, we know what Brussels thinks of consulting citizens.

    We have written before of Brussels ‘European Citizens Initiative’ –

    EUSSR Ministers Desperate to Shut Out Citizens – A Tradition of Lies and Deceit 

    ….which denies citizens any role, except to approach the Euro-Commissars as supplicants, and denies them the right to present ANY proposal which does not accord with the Commissars’ ‘values.

    Nevertheless, despite that longstanding VERBOT from Liar Juncker, these new consultations are to be organised next spring “all over Europe,” the statement said, to ask people what they think should be the “core priorities” of the EU.

    And if people’s responses – say, on keeping out crimmigrants – do not meet the elites’ demand that people comply with the elites’ ‘values?

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    Mr. Muscat reminds me of that guy Grant –  used to appear in ‘East Enders!’

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    Well, as their comrade Joseph Muscat, the Maltese PM, told the media this month, they’re only reaching out to hear the views of people from “zones where there is no economic growth” and where the risk of rising populism was the greatest…’

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    Aha!

    So to thwart the rising tide of popular resistance to the vile ‘values’ of the Evil Empire to which he has pledged allegiance…

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    …he and his comrades will stage pantomimes, where people may boo the Brussels stooges, make as much noise as they like….

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    …then go home, as powerless as ever to compel their ‘leaders’ to accord with their aspirations.

    Like, uh, Joe, if you really mean those words, fostering democracy, wouldn’t it be a lot simpler just to do a u-turn on your (i.e. Brussels’) refusal to use democracy rather than a series of talking-shops?

    Like, uh, try putting ‘core issues’ to a vote?

    How many of those countries named at the top of our page have held a referendum on the migrant menace? Sometimes I can be wrong…

    …but I’m pretty sure I’m right when I say that not one of them have given their citizens a MEANINGFUL say…

    – that is, a chance not merely to express their wishes but to turn those wishes into reality at the ballot box –

    …and that’s because Brussels HATES referenda…

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    …as Brits especially understand, given the vicious and arrogant reaction by the EUSSR to the clear majority vote in June 2016 by UK citizens to deliver their realm from the supranational regime’s malign control. .

     
  • ross1948 3:43 pm on October 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ANO Babis, , , , populism = democracy, SPD Freedom and Direct Democracy, Tomio Okamura   

    Czechs Keep Biased DW Off-Balance! 


    It was 10pm last night when I got fed up with CNN’s endless yapping about that crotchety old Congressbat in the silly cowboy hat…

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    Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., talks to reporters, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Wilson is standing by her statement that President Donald Trump told Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson killed in an ambush in Niger, that her husband "knew what he signed up for." In a Wednesday morning tweet, Trump said Wilson's description of the call was "fabricated." (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    ….who thinks an ‘empty barrel’ is a racist slur – demented ould biddy! So I switched to DW for some Germanic-style bias.

    Nor was I disappointed.

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    Their mustachioed newsman was reporting how the Czech ‘populist’ candidate, Mr. Babis, was ahead in the legislative elections.

    As ever no effort to explain what’s meant by populist!

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    It has, after all, no real meaning, except that a party pays attention to what the people think, and is therefore often quite popular!

    However, usually when there’s some party in the news that’s derided as ‘populist,’ the Media-Creeps throw in an extra abusive epithet  –

    ‘far-right!’

    Think of AfD, or Austria’s FPO, or Marine in France. The Media-Creeps use the adjectives as more or less interchangeable,  just one of the ways they slant the news against patriots!

    But suddenly, we heard that, besides those ‘populists…’

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    – there was a far-right party, led by Tomio Okamura.

    It’s called ‘Freedom and Direct Democracy,’ and if you study his message, no wonder he did so well, winning over ten percent of the vote!

    “We are living under a total EU dictatorship,” the 45-year-old politician said in a pub in Prague’s historical center. “Not even the Soviet Union dared to dictate to us who should live here and who shouldn’t. 

    How a Tokyo-Born Outsider Became the Face of Czech Nationalism

    And it’s hard to deploy the usual racist smear against the son of a Czech mother and a Japanese-Korean father...

    How confusing for DW and all the other left-lib propaganda channels.

    I checked another source. Not much better. According to Radio Prague, the winning party, ANO, has a leader who is, wait for it…

    ‘divisive..’

    That’s another word batted around against leaders who stray from the preferred song-sheet… Andrej Babiš: the divisive central figure in Czech politics -as if the job of a party leader is NOT to define clearly how his party differs from the others.

    As I said, at length, not long ago…

    Prick Up Your Ears When You Hear ‘Divisive!’ 

    …what else is an election for, if not to reflect in parliaments the division of opinions among the electorate?

    However, off-balance though DW might have been, that Herr Moustache still bravely stuck to their engrained bias.

    Talking to a Czech analyst, on Okamura’s success, he asked –

    …if there was a fear that it might push the party’s anti-EU, anti-migrant, views into the mainstream…  .

    Seriously!

    If I had asked if there was HOPE that the SPD might push sensible views into the mainstream, you’d say I was biased.  Fair enough. I’m a blogger.

    BUT Deutsche Welle claims to be impartial, objective, in its coverage of news.

    So FEAR?  

    Not a ‘possibility.’

    Not a ‘chance.’

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     FEAR!

    Objective? Impartial?

    Forget it – it’s DW we’re talking about!

     
    • Josh Daneille 5:18 pm on October 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Crotchety old Congressbat!?
      I love that, sums her up so well.
      Sorry, dunno enough about the Czechs to comment on their election but I am going to speed your description of that nasty woman around my contacts.

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    • Otto J D 10:17 pm on October 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Herr Moustache is Matt Hermann and he would not keep his DW job for very long if he is not liberal.
      He is not the worst in DW,
      That will be Melinda Crane who is a foreigner from America but rises high because she is so left.. ,

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  • ross1948 6:03 pm on August 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Napoleon Complex? Little Corporal Macron Scolds Poles! 


    How dare Muppet Macron lecture Poland!

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    The Poles – unlike Macron and his mentor Mama Stasi Merkel…

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    ….represent real European traditional values and expect respect for sovereignty – their own and other people’s too.

    Poles are a courageous breed, and their current government is carrying on Poland’s historic heroic role, standing up against hostile powers, bullies, just as they did back in 1939.

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    Muppet’s rant last week, that Poland “marginalises” itself in the EU “on a number of issues” is frankly offensive.

    The diversity-obsessed ‘EU’ has long since divorced itself from the real Europe, which sees itself as a patchwork of Western cultural entities, intent, as that nasty Dutchman made clear, not that long ago…

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    Frans Timmermans, the Dutch vice-president of the European Commission, said that “diversity was the future of the world,” and that Eastern European nations would just have to “get used to that.” 

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/hungary/11893375/Hungary-to-EU-migrant-quotas-will-repeat-Western-Europes-failed-attempts-at-multiculturalism.html

    ….on obliterating the distinct peoples who form the nations that exist all across the Continent.

    However ‘marginalised’ Poland may be in the EUSSR, its values and standards are irreproachable, and on the issues identified by EUObs namely migration and its domestic rule of law situation, they are the envy of millions…

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    …who want leadership that takes a stand against the migrant menace, and courts that defend the rights of their own people and are not packed with place-men beholden to the left-liberals who appointed them.

    That goes for millions of ordinary folks in France, among all the patriots who voted for Marine, in the UK, where the majority voted to free their realm from Brussels rule, and in most, probably all, the other lands still under supranational control.

    But Macron’s vision of Europe has little room for democracy.

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    He seems to have developed, or maybe has always had – just previously disguised – a Napoleon Complex, delusions of grandeur which permit him to talk down to other governments and insult the nations they represent.

    He has talked about referenda to boost parts of his own economic agenda, but, like his predecessor, Le Retch Hollande, he disdains any democratic consultation on key issues like the illegal immigrant crisis…

    In France Today, Democracy’s ‘A Threat To Public Order!’ 

    …and the return of the guillotine to deal with the threat of Islamist terror.

    I don’t think Muppet Macron is a fool…

    – – after all, anyone who gets away with ripping off a daily fortune from the tax-payers for his make-up is no dimwit –Macron Spends Thousands On Makeup

    …but he’s blind to what democracy’s all about.

    He rounded off his arrogant barrage last Friday by telling his counterparts in Warsaw that the ‘Polish people,’ who gave the Polish Government a handsome victory in elections less than two years ago, “deserved better.’

    But what about his own people, in France?

    “France is not a reformable country. Many have tried and they have not succeeded because the French hate reform.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/26/emmanuel-macron-reform-france-labour-laws-challenge-unions

    That’s what he said last week!

    Do the French too deserve better than what they voted for?

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    • Emil 1:55 am on August 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      In France there was a good President De Gaulle but no good president since then.
      I was there on the street in 1968 when we had to fight what is now called Antifa but De Gaulle defeated them by democracy. He called the election and he took a big majority.

      This Macron is like Merkel’s French poodle and now he turns his little biting teeth on Poland that was always our friend.
      He shames France.

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  • ross1948 6:37 pm on August 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: democratic nursery school, , populism = democracy,   

    Germany’s Infantile Disorders – Tots Decide When To Sleep! 


    After this morning’s post about ‘youth…’

    International Youth Day? ‘ABG Tua!’ Sing Along With Fitri! 

    …somebody sent me a clip from the Guardian, which, were I not aware of the Guardian’s penchant for publishing news of brain-dead pinkos who defy all logic and sense…

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    Educators at the daycare centre in northern Germany tell the story of six-year-old Pia, who recently objected to her parents telling her to go to sleep by citing the kindergarten’s “constitution,” which is prominently displayed in each playroom:

    “I can decide when I go to bed. It’s my right.”

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    One thanks The Almighty that this kind of drivel was not around during my own offspring’s childhood.

    Parenting is a rewarding duty but not always easy. A lot less easy, surely, when tiny tots are fed cr-p like this.

    The centre’s charter lists seven basic rights: I have the right to sleep; I decide what and how much I eat; I decide what I play with; I decide where I sit; I am allowed to voice my opinion any time; I decide who I want to cuddle with; and I decide who changes my nappies.   https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/11/german-nursery-children-make-decisions-vote-dolli-einstein-haus

    What kind of adults will these kids turn out to be? Has Germany not got enough ‘rights’-obsessed ninnies?

    Do any readers go along with the hogwash ‘right’ that nippers can decline to go to bed until they’ve watched whatever cartoons may be on tv at midnight?

    Believe it or not there are, inexplicably, cartoons on after even my bedtime, moronic pap like ‘American Dad…’

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    …and how many of you approve a kid’s ‘right’ to spurn their cornflakes until they’ve sated themselves on mini-chocolate bars?

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    When I was travelling around Europe with said offspring, it was made clear that, while the holiday was meant to be enjoyable, this did not include non-stop consumption of Golden Arches haute cuisine.

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    Fave fast-foods were allowed, but contingent on alternate regular samplings of good Italian lasagne, bockwurst mit kartoffelsalat in Germany…

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    National Wiener Schnitzel Day September 9

    Ha! Another ‘Day’ to note!

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    wienerschnitzel in Vienna and goulash, if I remember right, in Hungary!

    Entertainment too was not without democratic participation, choices offered of zoo, cinema, or museums.

    I bowed gracefully to some of my frequent defeats re that third option, but nevertheless did insist on the Louvre in Paris, and on that wonderful Pergamon Museum in Berlin…

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    …which, in fact, was retrospectively admitted to be ‘not bad, with those weird animals!’

    But in terms of when to sleep, nappy-changing, ‘where to sit,’ etc., children need, and ultimately appreciate, discipline.

    It’s called growing up to be useful citizens.

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    Meanwhile, I have to wonder about the mind-set of the Guardian hack responsible for the article, some geezer named Philip Oltermann, whose own concept of democracy is somewhat askew.

    …the brains behind the project are not only discovering that democratic ideas remain surprisingly contagious even in an era of populist revivals..

    What the heck does that mean? On any reading, it tells us that the author takes the bizarre view that ‘democratic ideas‘ are unlikely companions to be found with populist revivals.

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    Populism’s enemy, anti-democratic elitism

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     In fact, populism is the most assertive declaration of democracy that Europe and North America have seen in many years, common people squaring up to arrogant elites.

    To be fair, the odd organisers are said to have SOME rules, notably when it is time to change a foul nappy.

    Yet even so..

    the nursery chef has to act out the will of the voters even if it seems disgusting or unhealthy…

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    And when a school head can seriously argue that the onus is on the adults to learn to accept the children’s decisions, rather than the other way around?

    Time to get real, surely.

     
    • Gus Reddick 12:52 am on August 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I want to comment on this too.
      If I had told my mom or dad that I would decide when it was time for me to go to bed at night, I would have got a quick slap and no supper.
      In some countries now that would get mom or dad arrested.
      Crazy world its turned into.

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    • Diana 1:20 am on August 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hilarious. If it was an April Fool joke by the Guardian.
      Since it is not then I almost want to weep.
      Good children do as they are told by parents.
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