Saturday Sounds

…and color, for the First World War:

I didn’t get to see this film during its brief time in theaters late last month, but look forward to seeing it on home video.  It’s amazing what adding color and sound does to make the events of a century ago “more real.”

The winds of change

The end of a year is considered time for reflection; to examine trends and identify needed corrections.  Today’s New Years Eve events seem to point toward one of those trends:

“New Year revellers across Britain will be protected by SAS snipers armed with the world’s most powerful rifle – which is capable of stopping a terrorist vehicle.  Brave special forces soldiers will be deployed on rooftops around the country and will even be surveilling crowds from helicopters.”  (The Sun, United Kingdom)


“Organisers of Berlin’s New Year’s Eve celebrations are to set up a “safe zone” for women for the first time.  The new security measures planned for the Brandenburg Gate party come amid concerns about sexual assaults. A large number of assaults and robberies targeting women at Cologne’s New Year’s Eve celebrations two years ago horrified Germany. Hundreds of women reported being attacked by gangs of men with migrant backgrounds.”  (BBC, United Kingdom)


Police in Sweden have retracted their “unfortunate” advice that women should not go out alone after dark.  Local police in Malmö made a public statement saying women should stay indoors when it gets dark following the rape of a 17-year-old girl.  The incident occurred after midnight as the victim walked through a playground area and is the third attack of its kind in the Swedish city of Malmö in the last few weeks.  (Independent, United Kingdom)


Police are promising a bigger security detail than ever before in Times Square for this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration, which will cap off a year that saw a number of deadly attacks on innocent crowds, including a vehicle rampage at the very spot where revelers will ring in 2018.  The extra precautions follow two recent terrorist attacks in the city. A man detonated a bomb in the city’s subway system on December 11, injuring only himself. On Halloween, an Islamic State-inspired attacker drove down a bicycle path, killing eight people before he wrecked his truck and was shot by police. (CNBC, United States)


At the end of the 1980s Western Civilization celebrated the end of the Cold War, the final of three chapters of unprecedented, largely intramural violence in the 20th Century.  The rock band The Scorpions sang about “The Wind of Change,” capturing the hope the future would be brighter.

Those winds have changed direction, and the West needs to stop importing large numbers of foreigners.  Now.  We already have enough crazies of our own.  It now appears we traded the Cold War for a return of a much older conflict.  May 2018 see continued success in reviving the West’s slumbering sense of self-preservation.

Why is this not considered an act of war?

The Islamist regime of Recip Erdogan in Turkey is clearly using 4th generation warfare against its neighbors in Europe:

An explosive report has revealed that close associates of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and officials of his AKP Party are funding and arming criminal gangs in Germany. This information reportedly was leaked by German intelligence to several media outlets, which subsequently published the allegations…

In response to this week’s media reports, State Office for the Protection of the Constitution chairperson Burkhard Freier described the biker gang as a “paramilitary organization.” Said Freier to ZDF: “For us, the Osmanen Germania working as security guards, carrying guns, engaging in violent crimes and clashing with other groups show that they are a paramilitary group. Their political agenda also strengthens this impression.”

Founded in 2015, “Osmanen Germania” advocates an ideological mix of Islamism and Turkish nationalism.

In May 2016, German police intercepted a weapons shipment of automatic weapons to the group…

Erdogan has also demanded that Germany approve more visas for Turkish citizens to relocate there, threatening to send more waves of refugees if German Chancellor Angela Merkel didn’t comply.

Read the entire story at the link above.  Kemal Ataturk established a secular Turkish government at the beginning, and the country has long sought acceptance into Europe.  Integrating Turkey into Europe has been problematic, though, due to history, culture and not least of all, significant religious differences.  In recent years the secular nature of Turkey has been undermined, and under Erdogan the country’s actions are coming to resemble those of Iran — a revolutionary, totalitarian regime determined to export its particular brand of Islam.

Europe can ill afford to bring in any more “refugees” who can then serve as shock troops for subversive activities or engage in general mayhem.  The best way to shut down that threat is to close the border and expel of all the “refugees” admitted in recent years.  A fitting policy would be to void the residency of any who arrived after September 11, 2001.  Given his own public statements (essentially threats), Erdogan has no grounds to complain about such a policy.

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Pattern recognition

And now we can add #PrayForBarcelona, #PrayForTurku and #PrayForWuppertal-Elberfeld, just in the last two days:


What do these have in common?  The insane open borders policy of Europe and the United States.  Under cover of one of the world’s largest mass movement of “refugees” in history, our countries have been infiltrated thoroughly by Islamist terrorists.  Pray, yes: that our leaders develop the backbone to close the door and to root out and send home those who’ve already invaded.


Who let the dogs out?

That would be Angela Merkel and her fellow open borders/globalist allies:

In the early hours of January 1, around 90 women were allegedly robbed, threatened, or sexually molested at the New Year’s celebrations outside Cologne’s cathedral by young, mostly drunk, men – many of whom were described as being of “Arab or North African origin.” One rape was also reported to police.

And it’s not just Germany witnessing these new developments at the same time they are swamped by one of the largest mass migrations in history — one that has been going on for some time, but reached ludicrous speed this past year:

It was back in 1975 that the Swedish parliament decided that the country should become multicultural. The population then stood at eight million — virtually all ethnic Swedes — but its people had a proud history of offering help to outsiders…

But today Sweden faces uncomfortable questions about the kind of society it wants, or can afford, to be. At 16 per cent, the foreign-born proportion of its population is already higher than that of not only Germany and Great Britain, but also the U.S.   Since 1975, violent crime and rapes, including gang rapes, have risen to an extraordinary high level (in politically correct Sweden official statistics do not give the ethnic background of attackers.)

 And in Norway, there is now an effort to teach newcomers that it’s not OK to rape and assault women (something they apparently didn’t learn in their native countries):

The goal is that participants will “at least know the difference between right and wrong,” said Nina Machibya, the Sandnes center’s manager.

But wait!  I thought all cultures were supposed to be equal.  I thought that notions of right and wrong were relative.  What’s going on here, besides people finally being “mugged by reality?”

If we’re finally admitting there is a “right” and a “wrong,” can we agree it’s wrong to dispossess Europeans (and Americans) of their countries in favor of an influx of foreigners, many of whom plunder and pillage like modern-day Vandals?

The responses of our (cough) ‘leaders’ are telling.  The Mayor of Cologne suggests women need a code of conduct to cut down on the assaults (isn’t that what feminists in America call ‘victim blaming?’).  The President of the United States pursues his higher priority of disarming the citizenry.  And heads of state across Europe scold their populations not to connect rising terrorism and lawlessness with the ongoing influx of hundreds of thousands of aliens.  Why, that would be realistic racist.

We need new leaders.  We need closed borders.  We need an armed citizenry.  And above all, we need a renewed commitment to the faith, culture and values that made the West great — including a willingness to defend them and an understanding that despite all the multicultural propaganda, they are NOT universally recognized.  We may not be imposing these standards on others abroad anymore, but we can certainly maintain them at home — provided we can override the intentions of the traitors and quislings among us.


The West is not dead yet

There are still those willing to speak up for their civilization:

More than 17,000 people have marched on the German city of Dresden protesting the “Islamification of Europe” as a wave of xenophobia sweeps the country.

Supports of Pegida – a growing group calling itself the “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamification of the West” – filled the city’s historic square singing Christmas carols and waving German flags on Monday…

“We are the people,” a post on the group’s Facebook page proclaimed after Monday’s protest, claiming a record attendance of more than 20,000 people…

What has startled politicians, though, is that many Pegida supporters are not extremists or neo-Nazis but middle-class office workers, parents and pensioners.

The movement’s apparent appeal – going from marches numbering the hundreds in October to tens of thousands today – has forced Germany’s leading politicians to respond.

And by “respond,” they mean slander.  The globalist agenda will brook no resistance to the bland homogenization of the world under a spiritually barren, vacuously materialistic worldview.  So any attempt to assert support for the historic Christian character of Europe will be vilified as “pin stripe Nazism” or similar such rot.  It is the same dynamic that always seeks to tar Tea Party-type traditionalists as the most radical racists possible, but never looks too closely at the much stronger Marxist connections of the organizations on the other side of the political aisle.

The deck is stacked in government and the media, and more people have come to realize it.  They’re noticing that the same people who tut-tut them for any perceived attempt to “impose their values on others” also expect them to accept increasing marginalization in their own countries.  What frightens so-called ‘leaders’ like Merkel is that many no longer care if the typical slanders are hurled at them now — they’re going to speak up anyway.  As a German commented on the linked story:

We need to to have a public dialog on this and maybe a referendum, and our public SERVANTS should listen.

When I heard “nazis in pinstripe” was the last drop for me. It was clear that our elected leaders are considering us idiots, good just to pay taxes. Sometimes I’m voting for the Greens *environmental matters) and sometimes for the conservatives (fiscal matters). And because I do consider that we should have a dialog on immigration ^ integration I am called a “nazi in pinstripe” by those whose salary is paid by me.

We need more of this refusal to just let the so-called ‘intelligentsia” browbeat everyone into submission to their agenda.  After all, they’re really not all that intelligent, when you get down to it.  Snake oil salesmen rarely are.  And when you consider the breakdown in social cohesiveness that is occuring both in Europe and the U.S., it’s clear the utopian multiculturalist vision we’ve been sold the past few decades is just that: snake oil.

Voice of a martyr

On this day in 1945, “Confessing Church” pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer was hanged in Nazi Germany, not living to see the Allied liberation even then in progress.

“Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession…Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.”

“Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies. At the end all his disciples deserted him. On the Cross he was utterly alone, surrounded by evildoers and mockers. For this cause he had come, to bring peace to the enemies of God. So the Christian, too, belongs not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the thick of foes. There is his commission, his work. ‘The kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ! If Christ had done what you are doing who would ever have been spared’ (Luther).”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community

“The messengers of Jesus will be hated to the end of time. They will be blamed for all the division which rend cities and homes. Jesus and his disciples will be condemned on all sides for undermining family life, and for leading the nation astray; they will be called crazy fanatics and disturbers of the peace. The disciples will be sorely tempted to desert their Lord. But the end is also near, and they must hold on and persevere until it comes. Only he will be blessed who remains loyal to Jesus and his word until the end.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship