Friday, December 29, 2006

See you all in 2007

This is my last entry for the year 2006. I hope my texts were interesting. I thank you, my readers, for devoting your time to my blog and I wish you all a happy New Year.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

All that was missing was "Allah akbar"

Get your barf bags out! If you haven't read Blair's latest pandering to Islam, here it is!

There are many sentences that make you want to cringe because of sheer ignorance but IMO, this one wins hands down:

"Under its guidance, the spread of Islam and its dominance over previously Christian or pagan lands were breathtaking."


Ha has to be insane to say this. Does he know what accompanied this "spread of Islam"? Does he know about the massacres of christians in Constantinople, Jerusalem, the Balkans, Spain after Islam conquered those lands? Difficult to breathe when you are dead, Tony!

The worst part is that the British political elite is even worse than he is when it comes to this matter. Churchill is spinning in his grave.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

James Brown, RIP

"The Godfather of soul" is no longer with us. James Brown died on Christmas day 2006 in Atlanta at the age of 73.

The nickname he got was not coincidential. Brown is one of the few musician that defined a whole music genre and brought in a whole new appearance. Dancing on the scene is exclusively his invention and anything of the sort you see today derives from him. And performers, not just of soul music, even though they eventually made their name for themselves, often took him as both an inspiration and a standard to live up to. Some malicious tongues might say that what couldn't match in his music talent they made up with alcoholism and drug abuse but that is a long story with many sides and in any case inappropriate at this moment.

James Brown has danced off to the legend, but as long as we'll be hearing his "I FEEEEEEEEL GOOD..." from the speakers, he will never die.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas

I wish a very merry Christmas and all the best to all my readers that celebrate this holiday according to the Gregorian calendar.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Could it be that the Republicans were right after all?

Election campaigns often bring out all kinds of doom and gloom prophecies dealing with the case of the victory of the other guy. The 2006 mid-term elections in the US were no exception. In fact, they were quite bad in that perspective.

One of republicans "warnings" was that the victory of the democrats would be a victory for Al Qaeda. And lo and behold, it seems they are not the only ones thinking that.

The next two years are going to be really interesting.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

I thought they said it did not happen

While on one hand islamists go out of their way to claim that the holocaust never happened and even organize lavish conferences to promote this, on the other hand, when they want to cry "opression", they invoke nazi attrocities.

Is it just me that wishes that they finally make up their mind on the subject? Can we at last be clear as to where they stand on the Hitler subject? Personally, I'm not holding my breath on the second question.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Woo-hoo, I'm the best!

I have been named Person of the Year by Time Magazine! Alongside my mother, my father, my aunts and uncles, my girlfriend, the local grocer, the bloke waiting for his bus to come...in short, everybody and his/her dog(I didn't want to upset the feminists).

They might as well have put it this way, instead of this pathetic, pseudo-immaginative way of telling us that all standards are obsolete and that we should all rather be mired in perpetual mediocricy then renounce the malignant ideology of extreme egalitarianism.

Personally, they were better off when they gave the award to Hitler.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

What passes for today's journalism

A couple of days ago the Iranian governement organized a Holocaust conference which featured more or less the usual suspects of holocaust denial. One of them, however, was elevated to a prominent status of an academic and not by Iranian media but by Reuters. Here is the paragraph in question written by Parisa Hafezi(hat tip to Little Green Footballs):

Among the participants was U.S. academic David Duke, a former Louisiana Republican Representative. He praised Iran for hosting the event.

“There must be freedom of speech, it is scandalous that the Holocaust cannot be discussed freely,” Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader told Reuters. “It makes people turn a blind eye to Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people.”


Ever hear of doing some homework on the subject, Ms.Hafezi? And we wonder why there's only rubbish written in today's mainstream publications.

I would like to add some of my personal views related to the subject. I strongly dislike, to say the least, being even in partial agreement with the likes of Duke, but I'm afraid I can not help it this time. IMO, laws prohibiting holocaust denial are not only nonsense, they are detrimental to the cause they claim to be protecting. If you place an official ban on discussion of a topic an uneasy feeling that you have something to hide is created whether you like it or not. What do these laws hope to accomplish? The defense of historical truth? It doesn't need such laws. Preventing the rise of nazism? The US and the UK have no laws on holocaust denial, I don't see the SA marching there, at least not in any significant numbers. By instututing such laws people on which they are applied can present themselves as fighters for freedom of expression instead of what they are: apologists for Hitler and nazism.

I say, bring it on! Let them have their say and present their arguments. They are in fact easy to refute even with the basic knowledge, we have facts on our side. And I'm not alone in this opinion.

Putting restrictions on speech and expression, no matter what the objectives and topics are, is always a double-edged sword. And it usually comes back to hurt those who use it first.

PS Just for the record, I believe the law recently passed in France which criminalizes denial of the Armenian genocide is equally preposterous.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

I agree: no way, Jose

Ever since the Abramovich takeover of Chelsea and, above all, the arrival of Jose Mourinho pundits have been speaking of the Blues as the football great of the 21st century. Neil Clark is of somewhat different opinion, the one I fully agree upon.

Could you imagine any current Chelsea player having the same iconic status as Di Stefano, Puskas, Cruyf, Eusebio, Dalglish et al? no, I didn't think so.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

When black and white blend together

No this is not an entry about race relations. It is just a reference to the way western press and comentators were presenting te death of Alexander Litvinenko. Well it seems that their theory about Putin, the new favourite bogey-man, ordering the assasination has taken several serious blows.

Litvinenko's liaisons to several Russian "oligarchs", arch-ennemies of Putin, and his participation in their shady business deals has been exposed right after his death as well as him possibly coming into contact with Polonium 210, the substance that allegedly killed him, entirely on his own making.

Now the story takes a new twist. Apparently, due to his links with Chechen separatists(largely dismissed by so-called "experts" on Russia), Litvinenko has converted to islam and will be buried according to islamic rites. Predictably, the level of sympathy for Litvinenko in the part of the blogosphere has considerably diminished. But I'll deal with that in another entry...

Friday, December 01, 2006

Don't say we are violent, or else

I labeled this as politics but it more likely belongs in the "You couldn't make it up" cathegory. According to the chief imam of Turkey saying that Islam is violent leads to...violence.

What a great way of rebutting criticsm: by proving their point! Very clever!

It's a pity, however, that it doesn't seem to work the opposite way. People have been bending over backwards saying that Islam is the religion of peace and what did they get in return? Don't get me started!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

And speaking of putting up pretty faces...

I don't buy any fashiom magazines(I am desperate, but not that much) so I am definitely not a reader om Marie Claire. Debbie Schlussel has shown that I would have missed something this time around if it wasn't for her site(hat tip to Debbie).

Remember the cartoon 4 or 5 years ago showing "Taliban Playboy"? Truth is indeed stranger then fiction!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Peace on Earth and death to Jews

Tired of participants of various beauty pageants giving out the same old cliches about them wanting world peace, happiness and joy for everybody? Well, latest Miss Brussels certainly does not lack in originality. Yes, folks, that's the latest of the many marvelous results of the policies of multiculturalism: islamic fanatics putting a beautiful face to advertise genocidal intentions. Who says they don't adapt into European ways?

But what is most disturbing about the story is that it was not the advocation of mass slaughter that might get her stripped(pun unintentional, I assure you) off her crown but an alleged relationship with a violent crminal that has tortured and severely injured and old woman. Death of milions is not statistics only to Stalin, apparently.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Borat

I finally went to see the latest movie fenomenon, Borat. For several weeks now it is number one at box offices all around the world. The movie sparked controversy even before it hit the theaters because the governement of Kazakhstan was dissatisfied with the way their country is represented.

After seeing the movie I can say that the Kazakhs are exaggerating to say the least. It is true that Kazakhstan is shown as a hellhole without a single civilisational achievement whatsoever, whether material or spiritual, but the scenes are not put into an appropriate context. The Kazakhstan shown in Borat is the Kazakhstan(and any third world country) seen through the eyes of the average American and westerner in general. Later in the film Borat driving through the USA finds people that enforce every stereotypes about Americans imaginable. Some have said that this makes the movie anti-American but I disagree. It is, in my humble opinion, a film against stereotypes that are created today in spite of all means of communication invented so far. The movie is a laugh riot but if you don't like sexually explicit male humour this is not the film for you because there is an abundance of it. All others should go and see it.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

The Galloping Major has ridden off into the legend

He was suffering of illness for some time and the end was all but a matter of time. But however much it is expected death is always sad. Hungarian football legend Ferenc Puskas passed away yesterday at the age of 79.

Puskas was the first authentic football star and the symbol of the game in his era. Unde his leadership "light cavalry", the famous Hungarian team of the 1950-ies, went 4 years unbeaten in any game. Alas, their first defeat came in the 1954 World Cup final and thus they were deprived of football's ultimate prize. After the Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956 he defected to

The usual cliche' would be that his numbers speak for themsleves, but that certainly would not do him justice. It was not the 83 goals in 84 games for Hungary that made him great, nor the 4 goals in the 1960 European Cup final, nor the legendary game vs. England at Wembley in 1953. It was his footballing brain that made him stand above everyone else and his ability to find the right solution no matter what.

I am to young to have him seen play, but he was both of my late grandfathers' idol. Make sure you occupy good seats up there, grandads. You are about to see your favourite again.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

The Sopranos and Don Corleone ain't got nothing on these guys

Yemen has been a long time breeding ground for islamic terrorists. But, no worries, it's rulers know how to deal with that. How? Simple. They say the west in order to keep the terrorists away should send them money.

Sound familiar? Something along the lines of:"Pay me 5000$ a month and I will protect you from various mischief that might happen"? All similarity is purely intentional.

And what if the terrorists don't go away? Then Yemen will ask for more money. And most likely get it.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A lot of smoke and mirrors and now this

For several months we have been hearing tons of tough and threatening statements coming out of Washington and Teheran about the other. The world held it's breath waiting for another war that until a couple of months ago seemed inevitable. There were, however, those who begged to differ as to the appraisal of the US-Iran situation insisting that the whole thing was a camouflage and that the real relations between the two were radically different.

Back when I read it, the assumptions seemed far-fetched at best, bordering with whacky conspiracy theories. Besides, it was not possible, I reasoned, to impplement such cooperation between US and Iran without going public about it. And how could the two publicly cooperate after everything that has happened between them? But lo and behold, they seem to be starting to do so! Granted, it is Tony Blair speaking there not George Bush, but make no mistake: Blair would never say anything that at least would not be taken into consideration in Washington.

But what if it does happen? What if the US and UK do bring Iran and Syria into Iraq? Not only will that appear as a defeat but it will make many people revise their whole worldview made since 9/11. While that might seem an appealing prospect to many a liberal, it may be getting them more then they bargained for. You see, just because somebody used a political problem for his own ideological or selfish purposes does not mean that the problem itself does not exist. And the problem of islamic terrorism and expansionism is very much real. Whoever ignores it does so at his own peril.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Some things never change

Western media and those who try to impersonate them in former communist countries have long since adopted the code of political correctness. anybody who does not adhere to the mantras of this pseudo-ideology is automatically a persona non grata. This goes especially for people trying to warn their countries of birth from the dangers that face them.

Recently I have found out that this phenomenon is not entirely of present date. While it was nowhere as nearly as spread as today, simmilar events have transpired in the mid 1930-ties when, according to the blog Squaring the Boston Globe, Winston Churchill was banned from BBC because he was considered a "war-monger".

Churchill was, as we already know, vindicated by events but the aftermath was 50 million dead and a calamity of unseen proprtions. What will the refusal to listen to the basic truths because they do not fit the media establishment's ideological mould cost humanity this time?

Friday, November 10, 2006

He got in, among others

Minesotta got the honour and the distinction to send the first muslim to Congress. Keithh Ellison a democrat(surprise, surprise), has been elected to the House of Representatives.

So where will Ellison's first banquet as congressman-elect be? At the DNC? With his campaign staff? No way! He is going straight to the Council for American-Islamic Relations. While it professes to be a muslim lobbying group, CAIR's connection with some islamic terrorist organizations and some statments from prominent CAIR memebers make it a rather shady organization to say the least. It will be interesting to see Ellison's voting record, especially concerning terrorism and Middle East.

Incidentally, watch this video posted on the Little Green Footballs weblog. So much for the democrat separation of religion and politics.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Now what?

As you have all seen, the Democrats took both House and the Senate in the US midterm elections. Their "platfrom", if it can be called that at all, was basically to turn the elections into a referendum on Iraq. They partially succeeded, but there were other factors that contributed to this as well.

One of those was certainly the ineffectiveness of the administration and the Republican leadership in general. Not one of their policy issues was implemented since 2004 when Bush won re-election and the Republicans expanded their majorities. The initiatives the White House did take, such as immigration reform, were at odds with the GOP conservative base and did not even pass. Add to that the incessant bad news coming out of Iraq, several scandals involving Republican prominent congresspeople and the fact that the Democrats were silent on some of their domestic social issues such as gay rights, partial birth abortion, environment and those were reasons enough for many a republican voter to sit out this election or even switch parties.

The question now is what the Democrats will do with their newfound majority? Will they insist on pulling out of Iraq immediately? It is doubtful that they could be agressive on that as they were before because they risk vindicating all the things the Republicans said about them being the "cut and run" party. The democrat-cheering mainstream media in the US will be able to smooth that over under certain circumstances, however, so don't count out the complete Iraq pullout just yet. The key question will be if the Dems will insist on the multiculturalist agenda and issues I have written about above and try to impose them on the general public in America. That is a path to certain defeat in 2008 because the average American is still a traditionalist and will not subscribe to the moral relativism of the northeastern and San Francisco liberals. Such steps will almost certainly energize the GOP base and with them providing decent candidates we may well see a complete reversal of fortunes 2 years from now, however unlikely it may seem now. A week is an eternity in politics, let alone 2 years.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Film review:"Departed"

It's been quite a while since Martin Scorcese went into mafia waters with his films. Since 1990 and the "Goodfellas", in fact. But for all those of us waiting 16 years for him to make something simmilar the wait was well worth it. "Departed" has taken mafia films to a new level.

The story revolves around two characters: Billie Costigan a Massachusets state policeman played by Leonardo Di Caprio(a good performance in general but he could have fixed the accent a bit) who goes undercover and infiltrates a crime sindicate led by Frank Costello(Jack Nicholson, brilliant as usual) and Colin Sullivan, a mole inflitrated inside the police by Costello, played by Matt Damon. Leading a double life soon begins to take both physical and emotional toll on both men and when their respective organizations become aware that they have leaks within them all hell breaks loose. Costigan and Sullivan soon realize that nothing is as it seems and that almost everyone involved with them is having a double life of a sort leaving them unsure as to who they actually work for. The ending is as original as it is unexpected.

Even if you are not a fan of Scorcese, the actors playing in the film or mafia movies in general you should not miss this in your local theatre. It guarantees that your eyes will be glued to the screen for the full two and a half hours of the duration.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

The gift that keeps on giving

I seemed all but a done deal for the democrats. A disastrous month in Iraq, discontent among the republican base over Bush's stand on several internal policy issues, the president's low approval rating. Then John Kerry came to the rescue of the republicans...again.

By now everyone has either seen Kerry's infamous statement or at least heard of it. Any individual in any country with an ounce of patriotism will hever look kindly upon insults directed towards it's military. With one sentence Kerry has basically vindicated all republican claims that the democrats are an anti-millitary party and seriously damaged their chances of winning next Tuesday. If you think that I am exaggerating look a bit closer in the news wires. As we speak, there are scores of democrats either asking Kerry to apologize or if they are running of office to cancel campaign appearances with them.

When Bush won re-election 2 years ago everybody was trying to spot which was Kerry's "jump-the-shark" moment, the thing that eventually sank his candidacy. But in fact there was none. Kerry was simply a bad candidate two years ago with his flip-flopping an inability to take a firm, coherent stand on any issue. It is rather ironic that he may well have had one just a few days ago. Talk about a late start!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

And nobody says anything about it!

George Soros, the mainstream media darling, celebrated philatropist and a champion of just about every liberal left cause on the planet has given an interview to CBS "60 minutes". According to Atlas Shrugs he has revealed not only how he pulled through Hungary as a Jew during WWII but also parts of his personality. I advise everyone to read carefully the bolded part.

Shocked? Consternated? You should be!

So killing people and taking their property away is like being in a market? Civilised peoples have been calling that "murder" and "robbery" since the dawn of time. I guess this is the new age of tolerance we are being ushered in.

But the worst part is, besides bloggers, no official organization reacted to this so far. None of those societies supposedly devoted to tracking down Holocaust victims' propeties raised their voice, not one liberal pundit called Soros to task and said that it would be morally impermissible for him to finance any political organizations anywhere. Needless to say, if he was pursuing conservative causes they would be all over him but since he is "their scum" I suppose it makes him off-limits.

Another question poses itself naturally. Soros came to the UK as a refugee after the war and immediately enrolled in the London School of Economics. How could a supposedly dirt-poor refugee afford tuition fees there? The origins of Soros' wealth are murky at best. If one digs deep enough, who knows what one might find.

Friday, October 27, 2006

"They are asking for it"

An islamic cleric in Australia has recently scolded victims of rape in that country and basically said that getting raped is their own fault. The reaction of the public to that remark is of an unanimous outrage and some are even calling for the imam to be expelled

At first sight I found the reactions to be exaggerated and even hypocritical. After all, it seemed to me, he did not say anything an average lawyer defending an accused rapist in a court room would not. But lookin upon it a bit closer I realized that the cleric's words are far more sinister. Just take a look at this excrept:

“If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside… and the cats come and eat it… whose fault is it, the cats’ or the uncovered meat?” he asked.

The uncovered meat is the problem, he went on to say.

“If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred,” he added.


Following this logic when someone gets robbed it's his or her own fault because he or she acquired possesion. And if we follow it to the end everybody will soon end up between their four walls wearing a burkha and sleeping on the floor.

But there is more to it. The cleric, acting as a religious authority, has basically torn down the barriers between right and wrong for his coreligionists making sexual assult morally justified. This is not to say that every muslim male will go on a rape spree, but there is no doubt that the sexual assaults by muslim men on non-muslim women largely derive from these and simmilar statements from some top islamic clerics. That is why the reaction of the Australian public is not over the top and under the cricumstances it is the only acceptable one.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Now there's a shocker!

According to the latest poll conducted by the Counsel on American-Islamic Relations(CAIR) the majority of american muslims will be voting democrat in these midterm elections.

Gee, who would have thought? Nothing like a blindigly obvious statement to start your day, eh?

Friday, October 20, 2006

There'll always be an England...right?

Well not if the British liberal esablishment has anything to say about it! Their stuffing the ideology of multiculturalism down the British people's throats has reached new hights(or lows, if you prefer) of pathology.

Remember the stories from totalitarian regimes such as nazi Germany and the communist countries of how children used to report parents to the secret police if they countered the party ideology? Well, something simmilar, actually something much worse happened in England a couple of days ago. Apparently, a teacher reported to the police a girl from her class for racism because she complained nobody in the group she has had to work in spoke English! The girl had to spend 12 hours in jail along with the dregs of society for speaking her native tongue in her native land!

Sounds like a Monthy Python's sketch. Except I'm not laughing and neither should you.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Popular myths vs real history and what misconceptions can they bring about

Popular myths and legends are notoriously easy to create and spread but several times as hard to debunk. All to often no amount of facts can dissuade a person from a widely accepted "truths". There are numerous examples.

Try telling someone that Marlon Brando never says "I'll make him an offer he can not refuse" in "The Godfather".

I dare you to point out that Mel Gibson is not an Aussie but a bona fide American.

If you say that Beckham's free kick against Greece in 2001 at Old Trafford was not a winning goal but an equilizer, you'll raise many an eyebrow.

All these are quite harmless, but the problem starts when popular myths start reigning in areas of life where they absolutely shouldn't, such as history.

It's a well known joke that these days a fascist is a conservative winning an argument with a liberal. Throwing around that label by liberla leftists is their favourite last resort. But how much conservative were the fascists actually?

Let's start with some of the details from Mussolini's biography. He joined the socialist party, rose up the ranks, was editor-in-chief of the party newspaper "Avanti" but then split with the party over Italy's participation in WWI. After the war he founded the Fascist party and practically copied the socialist's economic and social programme. Many features of contemporary social policies considered sacrosant such as elementary schooling free of charge and compulsory for all, state pensions, welfare handouts for the unemployed, governement subsidies, first found implemantation in Mussolini's Italy.

What about everyone's favourite boogey-man, Hitler? Let's put aside for a moment the fact that his party had the word "socialist" in it. Hitler took many things from Mussolini, not the least his economic and social programme. But he went several steps further. Do you know which state first prohibited smoking in public places? Believe it or not, it was the Third Reich. Hitler himself was a fervent non-smoker and pressed all his associates to take up the same orientation. Also, in honour of the leader's habits, German publications of the time were full of articles celebrating the virtues of vegetarianism. All of those are standard liberal leftist features.

Then there is also a distaste towards traditiona religions. Hitler repeatedly spoke with contempt about the churches in Germany and christianity in general. Mussolini was very hostile towards the Vatican in his early years. He toned down the anti-church rhetoric after the Lateran agreement but his distrust towards it never diminished. The same hostility towards the Christian churches, regardless of denomination, is also displayed by the left of today.

What is a conservative, anyway? A person attached to the traditional values of his or her country and nation which he seeks to preserve and if possible, enrich. How do il Duce and der fuehrer fit the description?

"Fascism = conservative" is one of the greatest myths of the 20th century. In the immediate years following WWII fascism was not sufficiently studied from a scientific point of view because of a short historical distance. Once such a distance has been established the liberal left has all but taken over education and through it, the mass media and thus they were able to create that myth, so successfully that people have forgotten that the pioneer of the opposition to Hitler in Europe was an arch-conservative Winston Churchill.

Having created the myth, the left completely monopolised anti-nazism and from such a position hands out fascist labels at will, exactly like...Well, exactly like the fascists and the nazis used to label all their opponents "communists".

Friday, October 13, 2006

What a difference 5 years make

What was your first thought when you heard a plane crashed into one of the WTC towers on 9/11? How about when you heard about a plane that crashed into a Manhattan building two days ago?

What more proof do you need that 9/11/01 changed our lives completely? Not just in the USA but all around the world.

Off to a start(at long last)

Finally, my English blog is under way. I planned to have it earlier but something always comes up. In any case, here it is...

I'll be talking politics here, bothe Serbian and global, mostly, but also some lighter subjects, such as sports, arts and history.

I'll try to post as often as possible and, more importantly, make myself interesting. I'm looking forward to your reactions.