Category Archives: decline and fall

Migrant invasion of Europe

In various places around the right wing blogosphere I’ve heard the massive influx of “refugees” currently flooding into western Europe referred to as an invasion. Here, though, is a piece which makes the case that this actually is an invasion. The author asks some pertinent questions, it’s worth a read for sure:

An Exit Strategy for Traitors

There is a small movement started (it’s unclear where) to charge the government officials responsible for this with organized immigration crimes or high treason. They ought to also take a good hard look at other collaborators, such as members of the press and the clergy, who have been very enthusiastic and complicit in this betrayal of the European people. Europe is my ancestral homeland. It pains me to see a great, beautiful nation like Germany undergoing this hell.

Old photos

There’s a recent post at Chateau Heartiste which is quite excellent:

What We Have Lost

There’s a link to a large collection of old photos from the United States dating 1935-1945, back long before things got completely messed up. One commenter does make the observation, though, that as much as can be seen to be right during that time period, it was also that time which made the boom generation possible, and all the chaos that they started. In other words (and metaphorically speaking), the boom generation was the tinder that lit the fire of modern leftist chaos, but there first had to be a spark in order for that to happen. There are other comments in that discussion which may offer some ideas as to how that might have worked—in general it’s one of the better comment threads I’ve seen in recent years, with interesting tangents going in several directions.

It’s a deer, dammit

These states ratified same-sex marriage of their own free will:

Delaware
Hawaii
Illinois
Maine
Maryland
Minnesota
New Hampshire
New York
Rhode Island
Vermont
Washington

The following states did not. In these, same-sex marriage was either illegal (up until Saturday’s Obergefell v. Hodges ruling), or had been forcibly legalized by judicial edict:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Idaho
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Massachusetts
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Texas
Utah
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Two of these states, California and Connecticut, later went on to “legalize” it after being forced to by judges. Make of that what you will.

Marriage in this country was pretty much a joke already, so in practical terms I doubt I care very much about this ruling. But I do care very much about the omnipresent tendency of judges to steamroll the republican process.

Meanwhile, a Republican Congress has granted fast-track authority to the President on trade agreements. This means ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is all but assured, and that means, pretty much, that the United States of America is no longer a sovereign nation. At least, not for now. I admit to still holding out some hope that The People of this once-great land will make their voices heard in a way which the plutocrats simply can’t ignore. But that’s going to be mighty hard if so many of the people insist on looking at the deer and saying, “My, what a lovely horse that is!”