…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
The readers may have noticed the recent, more than usual disruption in our generally predictable chaotic postings. Yes, again, it was not our fault, except perhaps for selecting a less than competent internet service provider.
You thus missed an opportunity to read some witty comments on the two-hundredth anniversary of the demise of the first modern attempt to create the European Union (18th June 1815 at Waterloo). The second try bit the dust one hundred and thirty years later on 8th May 1945 in Berlin. Will the next collapse happen in Athens? Or Budapest? Not very likely – it would be too soon. European politicians are not that smart and the people, as ever, have no say, the sporadic electoral success of the so called ‘populist’ parties notwithstanding.
Only a half million waiting on the northern shores of Africa and some Europeans panic. For some reason they do not accept the assurances by their own elected representatives that those people are ready, willing and able to work and given the opportunity will cheerfully pay taxes to support the ageing-not-able and the not-willing-to-work population.
But, “ in 2010, 36 percent of immigrant-headed households receive benefits from at least one welfare program, compared to just 23 percent of households headed by U.S. natives. Among households with children, immigrant welfare households outnumbered non-immigrants by a similarly wide margin: 57 percent to 40 percent.”
And that is in America, the welfare system of which is apparently so inhuman that it is a subject of constant ridicule by all the progies.
The inanities continue. Murders in Charleston of black people by a white drug addict led to predictable responses, including the Barack’s de riguer black racist* rant, anti-firearms demagoguery and also to the less predictable and even by the contemporary American standards totally irrational calls for banning a Confederate flag (shown left). There are no calls I am aware of for banning a “hammer and sickle”, a symbol under which more than 140 million people were killed, and which is still proudly brandished at about every progies inspired public disturbance and by many European political parties (Spain, France and Greece spring to mind).
The people, by and large, accept the victorious North narrative of the American Civil War, having no special interest in it. Some, who read, know that the primary school version is mostly a propaganda which would make even Stalin blush, and that the slavery had preciously little to do with it. Since over 600,000 Americans were killed in that conflict the victors had all the reasons to play it as a moral issue, and to suppress the real economic and ideological motives behind it.
“Only 316,632 Southerners owned slaves – a mere 6 percent of the total white population. … In every major Civil War battle Confederate soldiers who did not own slaves fought against (mostly border state) Union Army soldiers, such as Ulysses S. Grant, who did own slaves…”
Even supposedly intelligent people believe the anti-slavery-war hoax. The progies, despising the truth, whether historical or contemporary, propagate the myth of increasingly rampant racism and the intellectually challenged population believe it. So the raising white racism in USA led to a black (OK, a half-black) president being elected twice? Spare me.
*/ If anything, the black, anti-white racism is on the raise. So far this year over 80 people were killed in Chicago, albeit mostly blacks by blacks. The racial conflict fomenting Obama should sing the Amazing Grace there. See also Racial Murder Statistics.