Return of the Kings: The American presidency is degenerating into a cult.

Return of the Kings: The American presidency is degenerating into a cult. By Kevin Williamson.

The American presidency is degenerating into a cult. …

To be a republican in the 18th century was to be a radical. The American founders were deeply suspicious of pomp and circumstance … And they were even more suspicious of the claims of royalty. In the person of the English king, they found a compound of those sources of suspicion: a hereditary monarch who was head of state and church both.

The idea that a large, complex society enjoying English liberty could long endure without the guiding hand of a priest-king was, in 1776, radical. A few decades later, it became ordinary — Americans could not imagine living any other way.

The republican manner of American presidents was pronounced: There is a famous story about President Lincoln’s supposedly receiving a European ambassador who was shocked to see him shining his own shoes. The diplomat said that in Europe, a man of Lincoln’s stature would never shine his own shoes. “Whose shoes would he shine?” Lincoln asked.

As American society grows less literate and the state of its moral education declines, the American people grow less able to engage their government as intellectually and morally prepared citizens.

We are in the process — late in the process, I’m afraid — of reverting from citizens to subjects.

It’s probably no coincidence that the average IQ in the US is dropping quickly at the moment, under the onslaughts of the welfare state, feminism, and immigration.

Australian FM: We Would Have Voted Against Anti-Israel UN Resolution

Australian FM: We Would Have Voted Against Anti-Israel UN Resolution, by TheTower.

Australia would have voted against last week’s anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations Security Council had it been given the opportunity, the country’s foreign minister said in a statement on Thursday.

Australia is not on the Security Council and therefore could not vote on the resolution, which criticized Israeli presence in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem, including the Old City. But Foreign Minister Julie Bishop stated that “in voting at the UN, the Coalition government has consistently not supported one-sided resolutions targeting Israel.” …

The position of the Liberal Party-led Australian government is that the status of territories that Israel captured in the 1967 war should be decided only by direct bilateral negotiations. This is consistent with the 1995 Interim Agreement between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, which deemed those lands subject to “permanent status” negotiations.

Stop the Ruthless Corruption at the UN and in the USA, by Dr. Shmuel Katz.

Currently in the Middle East, thousands of innocent Yazidis, Sunnies, Kurds, and other Arab populations are being slaughtered across Arab countries, including Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan and others. You’ve seen the terribly sad pictures in the media of injured, shell-shocked children being pulled from rubble.

Yet the UN chooses to focus on Israel during these horrible times for the Middle East — the one democratic, stable country in the region (which even provides healthcare to many of the victims of the above atrocities).

Worse, the United States of America, Israel’s ally, didn’t veto or vote against this resolution. On the contrary, while Egypt withdrew this resolution, President Obama and other key players pushed for this resolution to be brought to a vote, ignoring the longstanding USA policy (in place since President Lyndon B. Johnson) to let this dispute be resolved peacefully between the involved parties.

Dawn of the New World Order: 2017 will be the year EVERYTHING changes

Dawn of the New World Order: 2017 will be the year EVERYTHING changes, by Henry Holloway.

A NEW World Order is set to emerge next year as huge political changes sweep across Europe including the rise of the mega-alliance under Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.

Putin’s growing power and Trump’s extraordinary US Election victory are both herald’s of a growing movement against the established world governments.

Putin’s power is mainly cultural — he stands against PC.

Anti-establishment parties raging against the political class could sweep to victory in a swathes of elections next year and change the face of the West. …

The political parties are trying to unseat the “liberal order” in a campaign backed by Putin and Trump.

Hopefully the end of the move towards a single global bureaucracy who runs the world on behalf of a global elite.

Electric Cars: Still Unpopular With Buyers and Unprofitable for Sellers

Electric Cars: Still Unpopular With Buyers and Unprofitable for Sellers, by Charley Grant.

The car of the future will be electric, connected and, eventually, self-driving. But where does that leave the car industry of the future? …

A new generation of long-range, affordably priced electric cars is about to hit the market, showing that auto makers can produce alternatives to gasoline-powered vehicles. What auto makers haven’t shown is that they can actually sell these vehicles and earn real profits. …

Despite the wave of new models, there are good reasons to believe the transition will be long and painful for the auto industry.

For one thing, manufacturers of electric cars must be able to make money. Tesla, which sells only electric vehicles, has posted a net loss of $550 million so far this year. The bigger problem is that, Tesla-lovers notwithstanding, few people want to buy electric cars. Instead, low gas prices have seduced them into buying pickups and sport-utility vehicles, which makes the auto industry very happy.

Electric cars are terrific apart from the batteries. Which makes them too expensive with too short-range.

UK: Raped by Muslim taxi driver for 13 YEARS and had her 4 babies SOLD- brave victim speaks out

UK: Raped by Muslim taxi driver for 13 YEARS and had her 4 babies SOLD- brave victim speaks out, by Zoe Efstathiou.

The woman, who goes by the name ‘Anna Ruston’, claims she was kidnapped after her parents and grandmother died.

She says she was taken in by a taxi driver she calls ‘Malik’, who recognised she was vulnerable and didn’t have a support network who would question her whereabouts.


Describing her ordeal in newly released misery memoir Secret Slave, Ms Ruston insists she initially enjoyed Malik’s attention and was grateful to have been welcomed into his home, where she would be treated to chapatis and milky tea.

But then one day, Malik called her a “white slut” before raping her and locking her in a room where she was reportedly forced to go to the toilet in a can.

She was then raped every night for the next 13 years, according to her book reported by the Mirror. …

She claims she was overjoyed the first time she got pregnant, because: “When you feel a baby move in your stomach with you, you are not alone.” She said Malik stopped beating her when she was pregnant but took her baby away the moment it was born. Anna fears Malik then “sold them.”

The deadly combination of political correctness and Islam:

In chilling echoes of the Rotherham child sexual abuse scandal, Anna claims authorities failed to target Malik because they were afraid of being seen as prejudiced.

She said: “Malik dressed me in his culture’s clothes, dyed my hair black, made me wear a scarf and keep my head down. When he spoke for me they thought it was a cultural thing. And I think people are scared to be accused of ­discrimination.”

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Security chiefs discussed Berlin killer SEVEN times before deadly attack

Security chiefs discussed Berlin killer SEVEN times before deadly attack, by Allan Hall.

BERLIN Christmas market killer Anis Amri was discussed a total of seven times among security chiefs at high level briefings before he carried out his yuletide massacre, it emerged today.

In the end they decided he did not present a clear and present danger, according to reports by Germany’s Süddeutsche newspaper and two broadcasters.

How dopey. The Germans ain’t what they used to be.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

“Norwegian Islam”? A smooth-talking stealth jihadist continues his rise to the top of the Norwegian cultural establishment

“Norwegian Islam”? A smooth-talking stealth jihadist continues his rise to the top of the Norwegian cultural establishment. By Bruce Bawer.

Who is Mohammed Usman Rana? He’s a 31-year-old Norwegian doctor and newspaper columnist who … said that he personally opposed executing gays, but refused to criticize countries that punish homosexuality with death. Pressed further on the issue by his opponents, Rana pulled a slick switcheroo, charging that it was not he but they who were displaying intolerance. How dare they sit in judgment of Islamic law? …


This year saw another milestone for Rana: his first book. It was published by one of Norway’s oldest and most distinguished houses …

What is Rana’s book about? Entitled Norwegian Islam: How to Love Norway and the Koran at the Same Time, it aims to substantiate a demonstrably absurd proposition: namely, that there’s no conflict whatsoever between being a devout traditional Muslim and a responsible, patriotic citizen of Norway or any other Western democracy….

Rana’s way of resolving the tension between Islamic and democratic values is to insist, quite simply, that the latter make room for the former: to do otherwise would be “not only unrealistic, but also deeply illiberal and unreasonable.” It’s the same argument he used years ago at that student debate: not to tolerate Islam’s extreme illiberality would be illiberal.

Rana actually pointed to the tolerance of Amish communities in the U.S. as an example for Europe to follow in its treatment of Muslims, dancing around the minor detail that the Amish don’t live on welfare, don’t beat up Jews and gays, don’t commit honor killings or gang rapes, and don’t drive trucks into crowds of non-Amish men, women, and children. Ness, reviewing Norwegian Islam in Finansavisen, called it “the year’s funniest book” — the humor, of course, being entirely unintentional.

If it can happen in Norway, it can happen anywhere in the West. In 2013 Muslims made up 2.4% of the Norwegian population (Australia 2.2%, US 1%).

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Woman beheaded in Afghanistan for shopping ‘without husband’

Woman beheaded in Afghanistan for shopping ‘without husband’, by RT.

A 30-year-old woman has been beheaded in a remote Afghan village for visiting a local market alone, without her husband, local media report citing officials. The people behind the beheading may have links to the Taliban. …

No one has been arrested in relation to the incident so far.

Seventh-century Arab culture strikes again.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

China connects east & west with longest bullet train line

China connects east & west with longest bullet train line, by RT.

One of the world’s longest high-speed railways has started operating in China, linking the country’s prosperous eastern coast to the less-developed southwest …

The 2,264-kilometer Shanghai-Kunming rail line … cuts the travel time from Shanghai to the capital of Southwest China’s Yunnan province Kunming from 34 to 11 hours. …

The trains can travel at speeds up to 330 kilometers per hour.

In 2012, China started operating another high-speed link, the 2,298-km Beijing-Guangzhou line which stretches north to south. …

Beijing is also actively developing its own high-speed train technology. In the summer it set a new speed record with a train reaching 840 km per hour on a test run. …

China is also developing a new generation of trains capable of reaching speeds of 400 kilometers per hour for Russia’s Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway. Beijing plans to provide a $6 billion loan for the route which in future may become a part of a $100 billion high-speed railway connecting the two countries.

Copy that, Mr Trump. Make American trains great again!

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Senior Boko Haram militants are now ‘providing specific instructions’ to younger boys for raping women and girls at gunpoint

Senior Boko Haram militants are now ‘providing specific instructions’ to younger boys for raping women and girls at gunpoint, by Philip Obaji.

[15 year old] Ahmed told me he was kidnapped along with two of his neighbors from their compound, and taken to the militants stronghold in Sambisa where he was forced to become a soldier. After just two months training with the jihadists, his recruiters brought him on the mission to Gwoza.

Well before they set off for the attack, Ahmed’s superiors told the fighters to capture as many women and children as they could, and that they would be allowed to “have fun” when they returned to their base.

“At first I didn’t understand what they meant by ‘you are going to have fun’ and nobody thought to explain,” said Ahmed. “Days before we left for Gwoza, they began to show us what they wanted us to do.”

For the next two days, the young boys, most of whom were about Ahmed’s age, watched as their commanders raped women and young girls abducted in earlier raids. The lesson for the boys was clear: They were learning to subdue a struggling victim during sexual assault.

“The girls will scream and cry for help, but [the militants] didn’t care,” Ahmed said. “Sometimes they’ll be slapped and threatened with guns if they didn’t cooperate.”

Notice  the complete silence among the PC crowd in the West. No outrage from the feminists. How does this affect their access to good jobs for upper-middle class women in the West? None of the rapists were called Trump.

At least two girls who escaped from a Boko Haram camp told me they had been raped by “little boys” on separate occasions just before they made their way out of captivity.

One of them said the militant who raped her was so little she could “push him away” from her “very easily.”

“He looked like a 13-year-old having sex for the first time,” said 16-year-old Rukiyat, who was abducted by the militants in Bama and taken to the jihadists stronghold in the Sambissa forest. “The only reason he succeeded was because he had a gun.”

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Obama Admin Rushes To Resettle Refugees During Last Days In Office: 290 per day, overwhelmingly Muslim

Obama Admin Rushes To Resettle Refugees During Last Days In Office: 290 per day, overwhelmingly Muslim. By Alex Pfeiffer.

From … Oct. 1 2016 through Dec. 27, a total of 25,671 refugees have been resettled in the United States — little over 290 refugees per day. During that same time period in 2015, 13,791 refugees were resettled, almost 157 per day.

Robert Spencer comments:

Yes, they are overwhelmingly Muslim, so we can be sure that many will bring with them a model of society and governance that they are convinced is superior to the one they will encounter here. And many will be determined to replace the one with the other. Obama is sowing the seeds of civil strife for decades to come.

Is it Time to Burn Universities to the Ground?

Is it Time to Burn Universities to the Ground? by Al Fin.

Universities have spent the past 55 years purging moderates, rightists, and libertarians from faculty and staff. The end result is a university system that cheats students of the opportunity to learn to consider a variety of well-considered points of view. Instead of teaching students to think for themselves, modern universities are indoctrinating students into “what to think” and how to think exclusively in politically correct terms. This approach has crippled the minds of generations while putting many students in lifetime debt — and will continue down this ruinous path unless something drastic is done to reverse course.

What should be done to these monotonic mind-cripplers of entire generations of youth, who infest universities, government bureaucracies, foundations dealing with educational issues, and the media apparatus that provides a constant flow of propaganda in support of the politically correct catastrophe?

My impression is that the university system is more corrupt and universities more expensive in the US than Australia, but it’s only a matter of degree (cough) and time.

In the longer term, the Internet might change everything. Most courses can be substantially done online, so why not do them with the world’s best rather than the local university?