Oh How You’ve Failed Us With Your “Fine” Ideas.

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To read what inspired me to write this entry read here.

Or here. Or here.

I’ve been thinking for a while that we’ll probably miss these post-WW2 years, where all that could be sensed by those my age at least were the signs of a diseased society and the visible fractures in our constructs mercilessly reminding us of our former glorious splendour.

Observing the political landscape here in England these last days has reserved as a reminder, and a confirmation, as to how our institutions have fallen, and when reading this article that I just came across, it is obvious that the symptoms of continental societal illness are visible and clear to some.

I think we’ll miss those years from 1989 when the wall fell, and up until one specific event in the near future which will be of such magnitude that it will symbolically be the last nail in the coffin for the current European Utopia.

What our leadership leaves behind to people my age and younger are disputed territories, identity confusion, seemingly weak military constructs, outsourced labour, poor infrastructure, crumbling healthcare and lots of debt … in other words – nothing short of chaos. God only knows what will be raised in its stead, because the political visions will surely be many and radically diverse.

Some lessons can be learnt from Europe:

1-Do not mass import people from alien cultures.
2-Do not allow people in from countries you’ve bombed or occupied.
3-Never take loyalty for granted from the son if the immigrant father loves your country. Loyalty to identity and ancestry cannot be bought indefinitely.
4-Do not expect people to sell out their values for government benefits, after all, are you really so cheap that you would sell your beliefs for a BMW?
5-Do not allow people into power who prioritize other citizens over their own.
6-Never allow benefits to become the greatest financial burden of the state.
7-Be clear when it comes to the identity and configuration of your country and nation.
8-Do not forget the founders of your nation and those who died to protect it and build it.
9-Do not allow parallel societies to be established as it will only lead to trouble.
10-If you are to create a Union then create it between strong, independent, sovereign, nations, so that the stronger ones won’t be weakened by the poorer ones, or the weaker ones walked all over by the stronger ones. As both scenarios will sow resentment.
11-The number one duty of a government is to ensure military protection for its citizens.
12-Never de-militarize your society as it will render your country weak from the inside out alienating those willing to serve from the rest of the population.
13-Never create a national culture of guilt.
14-There are no such things as progressive policies, only good and bad ones, and sometimes the good ones are old and tried recipes which have stood the test of time.
15-Do not allow your nation to become a vassal state.
16-Do not allow your nation to be mismanaged for decades as it will probably take even longer to sort it all out.
17-Disrespect will grow if you espouse illegitimate or fake authority.
18-Everyone has to be equal under the law and the law has to be sensible.
19-If you allow one ethnic group to get away with things, do not expect that those who are “easy to police” will remain so for much longer.
20-Make an example out of those who stand for poor leadership – and remember that leadership has nothing to do with being “nice to all” or saying what is “politically correct.”
21-Do not let the roles in your society slip to such an extent that normal citizens have to take on the role as journalists and writers.
22-If the media are acting as tools for propaganda, let it at least be known and legally challenged with opposing propaganda.

Some articles of interest:

  1. This is actually a very important read, not necessarily because I’m against the idea of having “stay-behind-troops” (this is a good thing to have in place) nor that I’m against “anti-communist-measures” but it is the idea that is of interest here. Who stand to benefit from the weakening and downfall of your nation? And at the end of the day: who is really responsible? Is an attack only just that? Is it disguised targeting masked as random acts of terror? And why would you believe those who take official credit? Where does the funding come from if it can be traced?
  2. Word of mouth has it that Norway already has “Swedish Conditions” in certain areas. I also wrote a little while ago that our government had to agree to over 2.000 new quota-refugees in 2018. Still this interview with our immigration & integration minister is interesting.
  3. Dire news regarding England’s Police. Unbelievable both the downsizing and how the funds are being spent. Some months ago I read in an “analogue newspaper” that an ex-police chief was lamenting the current priorities of our police force, such as political correctness training and “bring all of you to work day” (to paraphrase). A transgender friendly initiative/day.
  4. Officially it  is said that this film is from the UK, it certainly looks like it. I’ve seen similar footage across social media from Birmingham and other areas in this country. I’ve also driven through neighbourhoods like this around London and other places in Europe. The New-Europe.  Not to forget what I’ve seen myself.
  5. People smugglers have an easy time in the UK as Border Patrol is suffering from budget cuts leaving the coastline open and vulnerable … incredible. There were people in 2016 who were calling for the resurrection of the “Home Guard,” what I find interesting is this quote that I found in a Wikipedia article about General Sir Anthony Heritage Farrar-Hockley recently: He declared to The Guardian that a secret arms network was established in Britain after the war, but refused to say if it still existed. He aroused controversy in 1983 when he became involved trying to organise a campaign for a new home guard against possible Soviet invasion and in 1990, following Italian Prime minister Giulio Andreotti’s October 1990 revelations concerning Operation Gladio, a NATO stay-behind network, he revealed that the armed anti-communist secret resistance network across western European had involved Britain.[1][5]. I have no idea why any of this would be controversial, especially the revival of the Home Guard? Why would this be looked upon as weird? Why??????????
  6.  A sanction only works if there are no back doors right? That’s what I’m thinking anyway. The Turkish leadership is problematic and their desire for EU membership certainly is as well. The size of their force is not good either. They represent a danger to Europe; not that this is something new. The amount of Turks within European nations as well pose a risk, demonstrated by Erdogan’s recent political agitation, which I wrote about somewhere on this blog 😛 It’s easy to find articles about this anyway…..
  7. Norway has to rent military equipment, sarcastic politicians wonder if we’ll have to rent soldiers as well since the Norwegian military has seen better days.
  8. The author of this article refers to it as provocative behaviour when right-wing activists march through English territory inhabited by Muslims and/or other alien immigrants, as we apparently should consider these zones to be theirs. I assume that we should consider these places lost and keep out of them? What do we do when they inevitably expand? Should Ethnic Britons and other European ethnic groups simply abandon the island, so as to not offend the aliens? The author also has the audacity to claim that you are part of a european ethnic group as long as you’re born here to immigrant parents. A direct assault on ethnic Europeans and our distinct populations, once again. This is a blatant lie. There are races, then there are ethnicities, then you got differences within your ethnic group partly or maybe entirely (?) as a result of your distribution through your own territory, and finally you have individual differences. And there might even be more variances. The fact that the claims in this article are supposed to be accepted as canon is bogus. Feel free to read my “How To Be Evil In 2017.,”entry or my Identity. entry or my Diversity – Why It Is A Complex Issue. entry or this Acid Attacks & Diversity In The UK.

I will share more articles and translate more horrible news articles from Scandinavia. There is one shocking story in particular from Sweden, that illustrates how rape is being used as a weapon against Ethnic European women.

Whatever that is left of the European spirit cannot be allowed to die. If everyone loses faith in Europe we are officially done; and by Europe I mean all of our individual nation states and their distinct European ethnic groups. Our shared and individual heritage is ours and we can not let it go. If we don’t care about our cultures anymore, then why should anyone else? Love your country, love your people, know your history, or you’ll perish.

Persecuted Christians, Racist Trudeau, Enforced Islamification in England, Subverted Institutions in The West, GQ Trying To Ruin Your Thanksgiving, Gaslighting, European Instability, Stalking, Explorers, Lonely Elders, An Angry Rider & Some Light Reading About Love, Among Other Things.

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I’m proud to say that I wrote about the persecution of today’s Christians the second that I heard of it. This is not right. Why aren’t more people writing about the assault on Christianity? It’s a good thing that the Trump administration have mentioned this and that they did so as early as they did. This is an important issue which is strangely enough ignored by many. America to the rescue  & “Christianity is under unprecedented assault in those ancient lands where it first grew,” the vice president said. “Across the wider Middle East, we can now see a future in many areas without a Christian faith. But tonight, I came to tell you: Help is on the way.”

Taken from the article I pasted in at the top of this entry: “At a time in the West when there is increasing media focus on the rights of people regardless of gender, ethnicity or sexuality, it is ironic that in much of the secular media there should be such limited coverage of the massive persecution experienced by so many Christians.” 

The report said: “Governments in the West and the UN failed to offer Christians in countries such as Iraq and Syria the emergency help they needed as genocide got underway.

If Christian organisations and other institutions had not filled the gap, the Christian presence could already have disappeared in Iraq and other parts of the Middle East.”

Report editor John Pontifex said: “In terms of the numbers of people involved, the gravity of the crimes committed and their impact, it is clear that the persecution of Christians is today worse than at any time in history.

“Not only are Christians more persecuted than any other faith group, but ever-increasing numbers are experiencing the very worst forms of persecution.”

An article in GQ Magazine calls it a “civic duty” to destroy Thanksgiving if your relatives are Trump supporters. This is outrageous, which is why I’m pasting this in. Click on the link in the text below to read the original text. Incredible.

“A piece in GQ Magazine calls on readers to make Thanksgiving Day “hell” for any relatives who support President Donald Trump.

“It’s time to ruin your Trump-supporting family’s Thanksgiving—for America!” Joe Berkowitz wrote.

“If you’re headed home to a household that still thinks a sex-offending game show host in rapid cognitive decline was the best choice for a president, it is your civic duty to filibuster Thanksgiving,” he argued.

He offered several suggestions for how to ruin Thanksgiving dinner, including not showing up, showing up and being a jerk and going “scorched earth.” Berkowitz wrote that this isn’t just about spite, but potentially “chipping away” at Trump’s base.

 “If your family is unmoved after a ruined Thanksgiving, though, that’s fine too. After all, next year’s Thanksgiving falls just after the 2018 midterms, and if your true believer parents still feel the way they do now, you might ruin their holiday in another way,” he concluded. 

According to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, 58 percent of people are dreading having to talk politics around the dinner table. Just 31 percent said they were eager to discuss the latest news with family and friends, while 11 percent are unsure.

Here are some out-takes from the original, hateful, text:

“Trump has spent the entire year performing one long, clumsy touchdown dance atop the wreckage of America’s former norms and values.”

Which values exactly? Post-modern far-left values? Or the massive focus on Christianity that has been brought back, thanks in part if not entirely to super Christians Mike Pence and Dr. Ben Carson? The left don’t own western values, unless this writer is talking about “our modern shared values,” you know those flimsy values “openness and tolerance” that cannot define or represent a nation at all whatsoever…..

“Any parents still riding the Trump Train at this point have thereby signaled that nothing is sacred.”

Nothing is sacred, such as life you mean? Or traditional women? Because I seem to remember that conservative women are vilified in the mainstream media and that no sympathy should be given to any woman who supports the President or his administration. Is this writer trying to say that radical post-modernists are the ones who know what is sacred or not?

“Don’t show up. For some parents, your absence will speak louder than any sodden arguments over the density of pumpkin pie. If you can’t even look them in the eye, they’ll know you mean business. Besides, Friendsgiving rules.”

The cultural Marxists hate families, so of course it would be preferable if you fall out with your own parents and never talk to your own blood relatives anymore because of Trump. I can’t believe these people are for real. Talk about being hateful.

Someone told me the other day that Justin Trudeau allegedly said that it was horrid that Canada was a European construct and that he would make it his mission to destroy Canada’s “whiteness.” I couldn’t find a quote like this or an article along those lines, I did however come across this.

“As G.K. Chesterton once said, condemning nationalism because it can lead to war is like condemning love because it can lead to murder.”

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Trudeau also has an interesting way of dealing with terrorism in his nation … after a Somali, Muslim woman was guilty of terrorism he went out  and condemned white-supremacists instead…. A typical modern “leader” in other words, with no love, empathy or concern for his own people and no sense of respect for those who built the nation and the institutions which he now presides over.

The Norwegian right-wing government have been forced to agree with more immigrants being taken into Norway. After stating that Norway is one of those Nations that have taken in too many migrants in relation to our own population numbers, the right-wing party had to let go of one of the most crucial issues facing all European nations.

“Høyre og Frp godtok at Norge skal ta imot 1.000 flere kvoteflyktninger neste år, noe som er nær en fordobling. Til sammen blir kvoten neste år 2.120 personer, noe som er lavere enn antallet Norge har tatt imot de siste to årene, men høyt sammenlignet med tidligere år.”

“The Right and The Progress Party agreed that Norway will take in 1.000 more migrants next year, something that will be a doubling. In total the quota will be 2.120 people, something that is lower than the amount Norway has taken in the two last years, but high in comparison to previous years.”

The Norwegian government decided to increase the fee on sugar and gas/bubbles as used in soft drinks and candy in order to raise 2 billion Kroner for the government. Who would have thought that you could get that much money by going after small things like that? Incredible. The ministers hope that this will not affect the consumers. I find it all very intriguing actually.

The government also decided to partly axe the machine-tax but calculated that it would mean 1,2 billion Kroner in lost revenue. It will be especially hard for municipalities in industry areas, so the government officials have apparently agreed on measures to compensate for this lack of tax-income.

Loneliness is a problem not just among the elderly, but among young people as well, even though it isn’t spoken that much about. Old and alone.(This article is in Norwegian).

It is so easy to tell when you’re reading something written by a 3rd wave feminist, or modern radical. Everything from the west is a symbol of oppression. Read this critique of badass English explorers. Don’t let party-poopers like this ruin everything.

“White men such as Benedict Allen should cease their meaningless, problematic “explorations” and focus instead on the ways they can counter the privileges they inhabit, at home and abroad.”

The Anti-European Deconstructionists are always hard at work. They never rest. Never. There is always something new. All of our institutions seem derelict at this point, rotten from within, in need of a resurrection. If they are not brought back in alignment with pro-European values then we’ve officially lost our European Nations. The Cultural Marxists Will Never Rest Until They’ve Had Their Total Revolution.

I mentioned organised pedophilia at a public school in this entry of mine: Europe & America’s Transformation Due To Migration – My Observations as A European Globetrotter.I’m bringing it up again as it is quite a scenario to have tax-payers money used to pay for child molestation toward tweens who are sent to public schools since their parents cannot afford anything else. It can in many ways be seen as the ultimate form of humiliation. Much like the enforced LGBTQX culture described in the article above.

Most have to have a two income family. They have no choice. Their kids will therefore have to be sent to public institutions and as an ultimate act of spite these institutions will brainwash your children and expose them to individuals who hate kids, in some instances, paid for by the “tax cattle.” It is nothing else but morbid. A totally mockery of the general population.

“The chairman of the Campaign for Real Education told the Sunday Times: “w should not be placing ‘mother’ and ‘father’ on a list of forbidden words.

“We should, instead, be accommodating these cherished foundation stones of our civilisation. The decision to remove them is profoundly undemocratic and illiberal and is a capitulation to a form of politically correct fascism.”

It is probably a good idea to move to the eats or the west before lots of people are in a hurry to do so if the situation in Europe worsens. Just follow a simple rule. Don’t let your enemy into your country. Simple as that. Look at these ridiculous pictures of our Christmas Markets. I’m glad I live in a proper English area where we don’t have these type of problems, or at least not yet. Diversity is our strength – repeat after me.

The people of Austria are tired and want their country back. God bless them.

Watching the latest season of AHS really got to me when I saw the scenes of Sarah Paulson’s character and how “the cult” ganged up on her, doing everything to drive her insane while simultaneously officially discrediting her. I wonder why? Read this article if you want a good reason for staying alone. It is incredible what people get away just because good people stay silent. After all what is the point of speaking up if people don’t believe you? Evidence; you always need evidence; which is why you have to be careful when it comes to accusing others of abuse or wrongdoings online. There are many who are doing so now, especially with the whole #MeToo campaign, what I wonder is this though: can’t you be sued for defamation and slander if you don’t have your evidence in order? Would you have enough proof to satisfy law-enforcement and how would your accusations hold up in court? If your answer is no, then you got a pretty shitty case.

“Have you ever felt like you were going insane? Well, it might be because someone was trying to make you feel that way. One of the most common ways abusers keep control of their victims is to have them discredited to the point that they question their own sanity, feel terrible about themselves, and also can’t figure out what the truth is and what isn’t anymore. This tactic is called gaslighting, and it’s named after a 1950s movie that focuses on a man who has managed to trick a woman into thinking she’s going crazy.

It’s one of the worst mind games out there, and everyone needs to know about it. If you’ve been finding yourself questioning.. yourself.. and your relationship more frequently these days, you need to read this.

Have you ever heard about gaslighting before?

Gaslighting Is A Term Used To Describe Emotional Abuse. In particular, it’s emotional abuse that makes you question what really happened, how you really feel about things, and whether you should be angry about actions that your partner may have done.”

Good heavens … I just came across an article about a female nurse pretending to be a male doctor in order to get women to send her explicit photos of themselves. This lady also stole another person’s address apparently and prowled around social media to find victims to literally troll. Talk about weirdo. It’s easy to fall flat on your face sometimes with social media, but this chick was seemingly unstoppable in her quest for “setting people up.” Crazy really. I’m wondering if she was addicted to this kind of behaviour or if she was bored? Peculiar to say the least: Female Serial Stalker. 

When reading more about her actions here it reminds me a bit of childish pranks … you know … prank calling, trolling people, etc; This is what kids or tweens usually engage in for a limited time period; which makes me wonder: if abstract identity movements can partially be blamed for lack of “make-believe” play when little, then can this type of anti-social actions, as displayed by Adele Rennie, be partially blamed on a lack of healthy peer relationships in youth? Once again her pattern of action is infantile and immature. It would have been interesting to know the conclusion reached by a professional profiler.

Cool to see another artist defending Europe ❤ I don’t necessarily agree with other statements from this guy, but this was cool to see! It’s funny actually that I voice concern for Germany and Sweden; because if I was to be like all of these individuals who are still screeching about past-slavery in America for example, I would be happy to see Sweden and Germany being destroyed from within – but I’m not. Even though these two countries either betrayed or occupied us, it is unfair to wish harm upon their populations. I sincerely hope that European identities will survive the massive changes forced upon them by higher powers. This isn’t really the time to be pessimistic in a way. Sure we need to be honest about the changes and the problems, but we cannot let this deflate our spirits. Being a patriot has never been more important.

Hmmm….cavalry vs. infantry……

Oh the French, always angry protesting something … En Grève is one of the first things you learn the meaning of when you live there. I’m assuming that they must be one of the hardest populations in Europe to manage. I was never a supporter of Macron really, but he won the election, and when that is the case you just have to hope for the best. Wishing for a politician in power to fail is nuts, as it would mean devastation in one way or the other for the population in question. I’ve personally spoken favourably about labour unions in the past, I believe that we have to look after our own. Outsourcing, labour-migration, but also, over-taxation on small businesses which leads to unemployment or bankruptcy is a great, great shame. I wish it was possible to solve the equation of perfect governance, sadly it seems impossible. People management whether big or small will never be easy. Protests against Macron.

This headline and article is absolutely outrageous: Parents Were Ordered To Send Their Children To A Workshop On Islam Or Have Them Labeled As Racist For The Rest of Their School Career.

“Mothers and fathers were warned: ‘Refusal to allow your child to attend will result in a Racial Discrimination note being attached to your child’s education record, which will remain on this file throughout their school career.

‘All absences on this day will be investigated for their credibility and will only be sanctioned with a GP sick note.’
Yesterday parents at Littleton Green Community School in Huntington, Staffordshire, said the threat to the pupils aged between eight and 11 was ‘ludicrous’. Gillian Claridge, 55, said: ‘How dare they threaten to brand the children racist at such a young age? It’s going to make them feel like little criminals.”

Offended Muslim caught in US lunch scandal.

The imported challenges we now have to deal with, unless we start sending people home.

You can apparently get into trouble with an Anti-Hate speech police unit in this country, if someone’s feelings are hurt. I have truly no idea why the English are so keen on giving away and destroying their identity and nation. There must be a diagnosis for something like this.

While racial tensions in Europe escalate, Norwegian celebrities create pro-immigration propaganda videos as a response to 18 year olds being sent back home to the Middle East. To translate a quote from Norway’s immigration and integration minister:

– Jeg vil vel heller stille spørsmål ved om det ikke er flaut at norske kjendiser er så navlebeskuende at de kun ser de få asylsøkerne som kommer til Norge, hvorav mange ikke har krav på beskyttelse, mens de ikke ser de 65 millionene av mennesker som har flyktet fra krig og konflikt som vi bør hjelpe rundt omkring i verden, sier innvandrings- og integreringsminister Sylvi Listhaug til VG.

– I would rather question whether it isn’t embarrassing that Norwegian celebrities are so narrow-minded that they only see the few asylum seekers who come to Norway, of which many have no right to protection, while they don’t see the 65 million people who’ve fled from war and conflict who we should help around the world, says the immigration and integration minister Sylvi Listhaug to VG. 

Here is another link to an article about some other protests in Paris … What I’m wondering is this: how many of these protestors are paid to be there and how many of them are just trouble seeking punks? It would be naive not to think that no-good thugs wouldn’t be attracted to these type of things.

Unless you want to be fired as a politician, remember – do not touch a woman’s knee! The funniest thing about this article are the comments below. Haha.

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Interesting article about love. Read this if you feel like it and have time to kill.

Such an ugly and horrible man. Weinstein’s Show-biz abuse.

Annabella Sciorra.

Illuminati confirmed I guess.

Go to the beach if you can. God’s healing tools.

Yes, I’m a very honest person. Funny test.

President Trump’s Thanksgiving.

Nobody ever wants to admit anything in Russia. There was a leak from a Nuclear plant, but not really. It happened though, and the logical conclusion must be that it came from one of these two plants, only that it didn’t. Because nothing really happened, even though it actually did. And this cloud of radioactive pollution over Europe, is nothing to worry about, because reasons.

Football coach fed up with entitled parents in Beverly Hills.

This is what happens to you if you stay neutral as an artist. You will still be hated and attacked.

Today’s England & Denmark.

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The European Utopia Vol. MMCCCLLVVVIIIIIIIIIII

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Me: I’m going to take a break from writing about the state of affairs in Europe, it’s not like everybody cares about what’s happening over here, those who know keep an eye on things anyway, and after all, I’ve said enough.

Just some days later: Shit a homemade “bomb” went off! Watch out!

Me: I’ve written enough about this. It’s probably only going to get me into trouble. I’m done.

Some days later: Oh my God look at this!

Me: Totally done now. I’m making my blog private.

Some hours later: Nah…can’t really do that. Maybe I’ll  save someone’s life if I don’t.

Me: It’s boring to sound like a broken record, there are more things in this world to write about, like srsly.

Sun 19. Nov. 2017 – Oh whatever, here we go again….

So … I was in Norway last week and guess what I just found out? More violence and fragmentation in Europe, and this time it happened right in the area where I was. How glorious….as I’ve already described there were visible changes to the environment which I observed and wrote about, but I had no idea that the area had upgraded to racial/ethnic violence. This hits just as close to home as the attack down in Nice. If things escalate like this I guess it will be highly likely that at least one of your relatives will be affected in the coming years, if your family and acquaintances are spread around the continent and/or live in culturally enriched areas. Keep in mind that these territories are expanding, and that “safe zones” aren’t safe, unless gated and/or guarded. *Don’t forget*

So as the geeky person I am. Why not translate this article into English? Yes, here we go:

Around 30 immigrant boys attacked handball boys.

Around 30 youths of immigrant background attacked boys from the handball team from Kolbotn without any motive. The police have received several complaints. 

It was on a Saturday a week ago, 11. November, that a youth gang numbering around 30 provoked to create trouble on Kolbotn Market. There they allegedly hit and kicked several other boys without any motive.

The media kept their silence. Until now, probably because the police have received several complaints after the incident. But even though (ØB) reported on the case on the 17th of November – behind a subscription wall, just so you know – the newspaper seem unwilling to share concrete information and none of those involved, or their parents, have been interviewed.

“Brawl between youths in Kolbotn and Ski”

ØB quotes John-Erik Veseth, the leader of the pre-emptive unit East Police department Follo, as saying “From what we’ve unravelled from the investigation so far, we’re getting closer to these people.”

The timeline of events is described as follows: A gang of around 30 youngsters have allegedly been behind several attacks on other youths around the centre of Kolbotn. The first complaint about trouble came from a private residence, where some youths were gathered for a party, right outside the town centre right before seven o’clock on Saturday evening. There were also two adults in the home, and they reported on the uninvited guests who interrupted the gathering, but said that they had control over the situation.

After this the youth-gang allegedly moved towards the centre of Kolbotn. “Here they just started physically attacking other youngsters who happened to be in town, among them the members of a young sports team who were out to celebrate with their fellow handball players.”

It is further said that ” the Follo-Police have received 5 reports about violence after the gang ran amok in the town centre. All of the reports concern boys under 18 of age. One of the reports concern a 16 year old from Ski who was punched.” It is also said that the police were first told that “the gang took the train from Kolbotn to Ski after the raucous in Kolbotn centre, but this has proven to be false.”

But several things seem to suggest that the situation is way worse than what ØB are reporting.

High immigrant youths who kicked, punched and threatened. 

After the handball-boys in the age group 14-16 had eaten pizza and been to the cinema over in Kolbotn, which finished around 8 o’clock, they were greeted by a boy-gang of around 30 individuals, also in the age group 14-16, who were looking for trouble.

It is told that the boys were dark-skinned, were wearing hoodies and had covered their faces. The boys were perceived as being intoxicated. Some of the handball boys were trying to get away, but some were caught by the attackers. 

The boys who were kept behind were in the receiving end of direct violence such as kicks and punches. In addition there were several others who were threatened and ran after. 

Those of the handball boys who managed to escape called their parents, who in their turn contacted the police.

The police are looking for more information, according to ØB. That is interesting, considering that the media first reported on the incident a week after it happened. And then as if tough we are just talking about a simple “brawl” between teens.

Hmmm….sounds like Chicago or L.A. to me. I seem to recall young boys who I knew back then were plotting to start a “UN gang” to protect themselves against unprovoked attacks from a certain demographic. Hmm … how peculiar. Why on earth would people want to protect themselves against racist assaults? I have no clue….these handball boys were probably fascists. It’s all a conspiracy I bet…..

 

Nut-Jobs with Manifestos…

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Yesterday I watched a short documentary about Norway’s most notorious gun man, in addition to watching a documentary about genuine right-wing extremists in Germany. It was interesting to note that German authorities first believed that murdered Muslims had been taken out due to their involvement with organised crime before they pondered the possibility of racism being the cause of their demise. If paying attention it certainly seemed like a scenario of white German thugs killing Muslim thugs. I decided to check out these documentaries since I was asking myself this: “do genuine racists and right-wing extremist pose a legitimate threat to Europe, and should we worry?” (I answer what I think in the last 9 paragraphs of this entry, if you don’t want to read everything in between.)

I think the main problem with the “right-wing-extremist” narrative is the fact that regular conservatives, centrists and classical liberals are all tossed into the “racist” camp, all you have to do in order to gain that label is to simply disagree with what I just call “the modern left.” Who are the modern-left? Those traditionally labeled as the “far-left” or “left-wing-radicals.” Simply put they are revolutionaries, who in our case: vehemently hate Europe, unless they can create a “New-Europe.” They can also be labeled as “deconstructionists.” (I’m guessing that extreme-capitalists also gain somehow on the New-Europe).

Thanks to their way of arguing it doesn’t really mean anything anymore to call someone “literally Hitler.” The meaning of the word racist has also been diluted, same thing with fascist.

So when government officials are screeching about the “racist-right” it is hard to believe them, as anyone who criticise the radical core change we currently experience in Europe will wrongfully be accused of bigotry, xenophobia, bla-bla-bla, you name it.

In fact I’m currently reading the latest issue of The Spectator where Theresa May’s “institutional racism witch-hunt” is being ridiculed left-right-and-centre, and why shouldn’t it? Rather than stating that PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT and that this will result in different life-outcomes, people prefer to hide behind the “institutional-racism-myth” because this appears to be more comfortable….if more coloured people end up behind bars for violent crime in England it is probably because the justice system is at fault, the fact that this reflects what also happens in the U.S.A. or other places in Europe ought to be ignored, we are all racists apparently presiding over biased systems. Right.

The fact that … ehm …  different populations have different trait frequencies for example, matter little or most importantly: the idea that some foreign tribes might fail within our social constructs, since our systems reflect those who built them for their own coming generations, is a point that is never brought up by anyone. Thank God for Munira Mirza for bringing some sense into the debate, whoever this individual is.

I’m taking it for granted and predict that many are growing tired of the gender and race debate. It is boringly basic and simple. Yet we are apparently meant to sit and agree with  the nauseating PC-Police as their presentation of reality makes oh so much sense. I’m guessing that people will become increasingly indifferent, or maybe I hope so. I’m currently falling asleep when listening to what is up for discussion in our post-modern mouse-Utopia societies. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

In fact I don’t think you need any propaganda on the right at all to gain supporters, all you need is to give the members of “the modern left” a microphone and a camera.

That being said; this entry is supposed to be about the real-far-right, so….

I know what I don’t like about the far-right and I can also guess why those on the genuine far-right wouldn’t like me, an interesting thing to keep in mind for those who think that everyone on the right is “literally Hitler”:

  1. I have a mixed race brother.
  2. I have nothing against one well-integrated migrant here and there, what I oppose is replacement migration and demographic warfare. This is serious and would be widely opposed and condemned if it occurred elsewhere in the world. I’ve lived through a completely unprecedented demographic transformation in Europe and it is both sad and infuriating to officially be labeled: “Ethnic-European.” I was not born an “Ethnic-Norwegian” but now (due to an extreme influx of people from radically different alien territories) I’ve become an Ethnic-European, as I’m part of the old Europe just like other “living relics,” or at least that’s how it sounds like, and how it looks like in certain areas…. This radical change has happened very quickly and should come to a halt equally quickly, as an out-of-control situation should of course be seen as undesirable, unless you are evil or delusional.
  3. I write about racism towards whites while also writing about racism towards other groups; I have to say though that I’m surprised at the one-sided narrative that has been allowed to dominate the media landscape. It puts people in danger to not know the real risks out there. Political correctness kills. Literally; and I’m wondering why that has been allowed to happen.
  4. I have nothing against inter-racial relationships, but find it bizarre that this is now being promoted in the European-Media as the “new-standard” as it is relatively uncommon, completely unprecedented as “mainstream”, and “alien” to our territory.  All relationships should happen naturally without social-conditioning efforts from an establishment eager to fundamentally change an entire continent. Funny enough there will be plenty of people arguing that we are already conditioned artificially to accept straight-relationships; to those who peddle this narrative I ask: “how can humanity exist and how come we haven’t died out already, if straight-relationships isn’t what we are meant for biologically speaking?” Duh. Here is another one: “if gender is not biological, then how come transgenders need hormones after their transitioning?” Double duh.
  5. Believing in ethno-nationalism in the U.S.A. is absurd as Modern-America was a multi-racial (Africans & Native American Tribes) construct from the start, built and designed by Anglo-Saxon (White) immigrants. This doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be strict on immigration now, it simply means that: ethno-nationalism is unobtainable and never really existed in the first place. America is a country featuring many different nations (ethnic & racial tribes), because of this you cannot really use “American” as a racial/ethnic description. This is why race and ethnicity is constantly emphasised when going to the doctor or dealing with public offices as ticking off “American” isn’t sufficient information.
  6. Women should be allowed to have a say. I’ve seen that there are right-wingers out there who truly hate women. They channel their hatred towards feminist-politics on all women,which is quite frankly disturbing.
  7. I’ve criticised WW2 Nazism, but believe that our European leadership have been reckless with guarding the peace that was obtained, since we now stand face to face with an imported enemy.
  8. I have nothing against the Jewish people.
  9. Contrary to what some might think I don’t hate all Muslims or Islam, but I don’t endorse Muslim expansionism and rightfully criticise what is currently happening in Europe as people should adapt when they move somewhere else and never be allowed in, in such great numbers as to marginalize the natives. Islam is also alien to our territory historically speaking, we are culturally Christian, this is not synonymous with a hate towards all, or a belief that Muslim Countries should be converted, attacked or occupied. It is a critique towards either incompetent and/or vicious leadership in Europe, combined with imperialistic, expansionist and supremacist elements imported into our midst. I believe that those who are incompatible with our societies should be offered a ticket back home.
  10. In a democratic construct you’re awarded certain liberties that can enable you to influence the course of your Country/Nation. Such as voting, protesting, writing letters to representatives, sharing information and viewpoints and signing petitions. You can join a political party, a charity organisation, an activist group or start your own groups.
  11.  Everything should be done to obtain equilibrium and to keep your country operational. Chaos is the greatest evil.

What a true right-wing-extremist would probably think:

  1. They abhor mixed-race individuals. This is not exclusively a white phenomena funny enough, as there are Afro-Americans for example, who also think this way.
  2. They hate all immigrants and don’t want to see a single one. If they cannot hate an African, they’ll hate another European.
  3. They will only write about racism towards white people, as they secretly or openly endorse racist acts against other groups. They wouldn’t really give a damn if hearing about another ethnic or racial group suffering.
  4. They hate inter-racial relationships and would probably physically attack those who engage in such things (if they could get away with it).
  5. They believe in ethno-Nationalism even if it doesn’t make any sense within their country as it would mean purging large chunks of people who have been in their territory for just as long as they have.
  6. They see women without children as useless, failures; since women should focus on  having families exclusively. Women should never lead anything according to what I’ve understood, as it seems abhorrent to those on the far-right if a woman holds any authority over a man. Because of failed feminist politics, it seems like they believe that all women should be punished by being kept away from political debate and positions of influence. Something to keep in mind.
  7.  Some far-right extremists like Hitler and will walk around with Swastikas, clearly branding themselves as supporters for all to see. They are not ashamed but feel comfortable displaying their support for the Reich. You will not be in doubt if you read the writings or see footage of a Neo-Nazi. They are unapologetic, out and proud. They are in denial as German supremacy was exactly just that, even Norwegians were “beneath” the German super race, according to the German Nazis. Yet it is not uncommon to see pictures of “dark looking” Neo-Nazis.
  8. Neo-Nazis hate the Jewish people and believe in all sorts of conspiracy theories about how the Jewish elite run the entire world. They will  promote these views far and wide, deny that the Holocaust ever happen and protest outside Israeli-embassies. Once again, it should be fairly easy to spot a genuine Neo-Nazi. Islamists also enjoy protesting against the Jewish people.
  9. Right-wing-extremist don’t waste their breath or their time emphasising how they don’t hate Islam or all Muslims. They hate them all and will not waste any time sugar-coating the matter. If they are agitated when writing or discussing Islam it is not the result of repeated attacks from Muslims directed towards Europeans, it is an underlying hatred that would have been there anyway, regardless of events and terrorism.
  10. Right-wing-extremists might believe that voting is pointless as all political parties are the same to them. They’ll refrain from casting their vote or being active citizens, with the exception of protesting and marching. While they are in these marches they might display their open loyalty to Hitler if they are Neo-Nazis or shout offensive words since they hate all foreigners. They sometimes believe in taking matters into their own hands as they feel that the political establishment isn’t acting quickly enough, rather than running for office or putting pressure on politicians, they might dream about violently executing political leaders, and might even give it a go. This though is something that they share with the far-left.
  11. They believe that everything should be done so that their vision can dominate. Chaos should be given a little push if they can climb the ladder it offers. This is of course a sentiment that they share with a number of other groups as well.

Far-left, far-right, far-Islam, far-whatever; it’s all spooky when you look at it due to the uncompromising nature, yet it is difficult to take the current witch-hunt seriously as anyone to the right of the “modern-left” will be accused of being a bigot.

As I’ve said before you’re not a racist for believing in your own country or nation.

It is particularly interesting to keep in mind that:

  1. European right-wing-extremists display the same toxic-masculinity that can be seen within Muslim communities.
  2. Feminists are at war with White-Male-Aggression while importing unrestrained Arabic & African Male-Aggression.
  3. The uncompromising anger seen when looking at far-right-extremists is the same as can be seen from Islamists, their critique of post-modern Europe seem to match on certain points. But the groups differ in their loyalty as right-wing-extremists are obsessed with  Europe while Islamists are obsessed with the Caliphate.
  4. Toxic masculinity from alien tribes has to be fought with toxic masculinity from your own tribe, something that our general leadership seems to have forgotten.
  5. Islamists are not in the receiving end of a witch-hunt, as you’ll instantly be branded an Islamophobe if you get upset with the current situation in Europe.
  6. Nobody seems to understand this kind of thinking: ” if Muslims get away with disrespecting Western-laws, then why should anybody else follow the rules? If our political establishment isn’t respected by the newcomers, then why should the Natives listen to them?”
  7. The worst thing that could happen to Europe is if genuine right-wing-extremists and white-toxic-masculinity convert and  join the Islamists. Then we are totally screwed, I think.
  8. There are also anti-austerity Anarchist groups in Europe hating on everything and everyone, not to forget traditionalist Christian patriots adhering to “Deus Vult” due to the current Islamist threat. When looking at the alt-lite, alt-right, alt-reich spectrum online, you see what appears to be internal arguing and disorder. There are veterans in Europe who aren’t particularly happy with the current Islam-mess, and disillusioned law enforcement officers out of a job. In fact there are many who are angry and upset, not to forget an enraged general population screeching in the comment sections and whatnot on social media due to the Islamists. Yet there doesn’t seem to be much agreement or unity in terms of “what Europe really is, or what it should be.”
  9. If the European situation escalates, resulting in a total breakdown of order, we will need all the toxic-masculinity that we can possibly find in what will probably be an urban, guerrilla war against militant Islamists, who I assume will be joined by clueless lefties who seem convinced that their secularism can use Islam as a weapon against Christianity or European Patriotism, but I might be wrong. Hopefully. It is difficult to predict what all of these groups really like or who they might join forces with (?) There are actually many separate agendas, from those who want more European Christian traditionalism, to those who yearn for totalitarian communism, from those who want Anarchy and chaos, to those who want more extreme-capitalism, from those who actually want fascism, to those who want nothing, from those who want borders and the protection of cultures, to those who want no flags, no borders, no nations, without really knowing what this means, not to forget imported ethnic disputes and the big dark cloud of Islamism. When looking at all of the political disputes that we have in our parliaments across Europe, I find it awkward that anyone would believe even for a second that a total breakdown of our nations would guarantee anything in terms of Europe’s new political direction. If our parliaments are messy they are nothing in comparison to all of those sentiments found on the outside of our democratic governments.

Do I believe that right-wing-extremists pose a risk to Europe as of now?  They pose a threat to communists and Islamists, but could potentially pose a threat to innocent mixed individuals or well-integrated foreigners. Yet we do stand face to face with a shitty situation as it is impossible to distinguish who the Jihadis are, since many of these “sleeper cells” look westernised and are perfectly integrated.

Right-wing extremists pose a threat to the political establishment as they see them as ruining Europe (a very right conclusion that many non-extremists would agree with) and they pose a threat to those who look alien to the European continent, which means that they do not pose a risk to Ethnic-Europeans as of now unless they are communists. If the political situation is rocked however and everything is thrown into chaos they will pose a greater risk, as those on the right will not agree with straight up racism and would not be interested in waging an actual war against women. It is therefore reasonable to conclude that there would be major infighting among those on the right, as this is already the case. Not to forget those on the left, who are already in attack mode against anyone slightly to the right.

It is also worth pointing out that right-wing-extremists do have a certain “loose-cannon” element to them, illustrated by the actions of Norway’s Breivik. How he could even for a moment think that his actions would commence a war against Muslims, when he – a blond, white, male – opened fire against teens of all races, executing them due to their political affiliation, beats logic. Unless he just wanted to get attention and “martyr” himself somehow. No one will endorse you regardless of what you believe in if you murder children/teens during a time of perceived peace, even during war-time I think that you would have a hard time getting away with it. Executing the future leaders of the Norwegian Worker’s Party did not make them weak, it gained them a lot of sympathy, something that they themselves squandered with bad politics, so even if you want to try to look at Breivik’s actions in a cold fashion, he failed at reaching his objective. To assume that his actions would bring attention from the general populace towards his enormously long Manifesto is equally bizarre and display a lack of basic human understanding.

It is of particular interest that The Progress Party (a right-wing political party) that Breivik had been associated with for several years as a member, won during the 2013 Parliamentary Election as the 3rd biggest party in Norway,  finally getting into government for the first time. The reason as to why I find this to be of such interest is that  the Worker’s Party received an enormous amount of sympathy after the political terror operation by Breivik in 2011. Even though there were, and still are, many Norwegians harbouring a deep-seated hatred towards Stoltenberg, he was perceived as a great uniter, and funny enough was pictured in Mosques reaching out to Muslims and whatnot. Yet we saw the socialists squeezed out politically only two years after Breivik’s condemned actions, which in my opinion illustrates profound political problems, that not even Breivik’s terrorism could overshadow. It is also shocking to read that the Progress Party was Norway’s 2nd largest political party in 1997, 2005 and 2009 without getting into government, as nobody wanted to go into a coalition with them. The reason as to why I never voted until this year as a Norwegian citizen was that I had a clear impression of the democratic will being ignored in Norway,  but I had no clue that it had actually been this bad. Yet all of a sudden the democratic will was accepted and despite the cult of political correctness The Progress Party is still Norway’s 3rd largest political party remaining in government after a victorious election in 2017.

The future might judge Breivik’s actions differently, but this hinges on how things will develop in Norway and the European continent. Simply put; whether or not Europe will descend into chaos, etc; As of today he claims that Hitler’s Mein Kamf keeps him alive behind bars, that this work gives him strength to deal with his ordeal, prison has apparently radicalised him (go figure), he has also declared that he would apologise to the families of his victims if he would be allowed to start a fascist political party from behind bars. A total weirdo in other words. He previously stated that the fact that he had come to enjoy the TV-Show Paradise Hotel was evidence of him becoming mentally retarded in captivity………..

If what he wanted was to trigger “Deus Vult” it would have made sense to murder Norwegian children while placing the blame on the Muslim community, and even then there is a very high probability that nobody would have reacted violently against other Muslims. Mass rape, acid attacks, pimping of little girls, terrorist actions, and a refusal to follow the laws of European Nations have yet to spark a mass violent backlash against the Muslim communities of Europe. If anything the conclusion can be drawn that Ethnic-Europeans are surprisingly patient, restrained or psychologically subdued.

There have been cases of Ethnic-Europeans officially and publicly forgiving their Muslim-assailants, such as a Norwegian man who was raped by a Somali and then felt guilty when this individual was deported. Just like there seems to be an innate desire to help alien tribes among the people of the west, it appears that forgiveness towards criminals and assailants alike is very widespread, whether in the case of secularists trying to understand the person violating them, or people praying for the soul of the one transgressing against them, as can be seen in a recent Facebook post published by one of the American girls attacked with acid in Marseille, France.

Anyway – this “loose-cannon” element on the extreme-right, this “unknown-factor,” makes it difficult to know what to think of the genuine far-right, especially since there is little, to no unity within this perceived “movement;” we are currently experiencing attacks from  Islamists all over our continent, so it would be awkward to not see this imported threat as way more alarming for everybody regardless of race and ideology.

I’m assuming that right-wing-extremists are more “precision-focused” while Islamists just want to take out anyone and everyone, creating as much damage as possible. This makes it obvious which one poses the greatest threat to Europe and Europeans right now.

Here you have an interesting article featuring: Nut-jobs with Manifestos.

 

 

Europe & America’s Transformation Due To Migration – My Observations as A European Globetrotter.

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From 2008-2009 I was living in London, my first year in England. During that time I remember how surprised I was while driving around the various neighbourhoods in the capital. I honestly felt like the area we lived in was an oasis surrounded by ghettos on all sides. One scenario certainly branded itself into my mind. We were driving through a foreign-looking neighbourhood where the only white person I saw was an elderly male surrounded by Arabs and Africans. As I observed this old person who was waiting for the bus, standing there as some sort of relic in a street fundamentally transformed, complete with signs in foreign languages and whatnot, I could only think of one thing: “This is the future of Europe.”

These days there seems to be many who blog and voice a genuine worry about this visible development in our part of the world. Not because they are racist or anti-immigration but because the transformation of Europe is staggering, which you’ll understand if you read this entry. Having lived in several countries and having been raised a “European” I’ll share some of the observations I’ve made over the years.

In 1995 I turned six, officially moved out of Norway with my family and was enrolled into an Italian grammar school.  I’ve been an ethnic minority for the majority of my life, even a racial minority within western territory. I’ve been exposed to street level diversity   which is relevant in a political debate as this is the reality that most face, a crucial, but much overlooked detail when multiculturalism is mentioned. Elitist diversity is not representative of what “the people” will be thrown into. I’ve also seen both sides of the capitalist coin, experiencing socio-economic mobility, both up-down & down-up – another important detail to note.

  1. The parent generation of Scandinavian Millennials would have been the first people to actually see coloured people wandering the streets of Norway and Sweden. Both my parents remember the first time they ever saw an African in the flesh; this was an absolute rarity.
  2. Ever since the first migrant wave into Oslo of “guest workers” (who of course remained) there had been rumours that Turkish people walked around with knifes and were dangerous. Yet “spooky Muslim gangs” was “word of mouth” and not something that was reported on in the mainstream media nor something that most would have actually seen or encountered.
  3. When we moved into the Italian city of Verona and I was enrolled in 3rd grade, we had one Moroccan in our class. He was the first North African I had ever met and the only person of colour I had ever seen…
  4. …besides the pitch-black street vendors selling pirate/stolen goods in the city’s main street. They were a curiosity as they certainly stood out in the city landscape, to put it mildly. They would carry their goods in bags so that they could quickly wrap them up and run away the second that they saw a police officer coming. They were always on the run it seemed uttering strange sounds to one another.
  5. When my mother was calling around to see if she could find accommodation for an au pair that was going to stay with us, she was mortified when someone she spoke to asked what skin colour our employee had as this person was not interested in renting out to Africans. This experience was retold to us (the kids) so that we could learn about how horrible racism is.
  6. When I later attended a Norwegian school in 5th grade, we had one African Muslim girl in our class. This was my first ever encounter with a “girl who was different,” when we learned about religions in school, she demonstrated how Muslims pray.
  7. During this stint in Norway we rented a house where the neighbours across the street were a Pakistani family, their son called Henan used to play with my brother.
  8. During the 90s we ventured down South in Italy. The divide was clearly visible. Southern Italians don’t look like Northern Italians at all and the landscape dramatically differs too as their part of Italy has shitty infrastructure and looks like a mess. We swiftly aborted our adventure and left back North after I nearly got hit in the head by a rock thrown by an orphan – something that could have smashed my head. After that we decided to never travel further south than Rome.
  9. During the 90s a friend of the family moved to Napoli. On his first night there he was held at gunpoint.  This just enforced our impression that the further South you go, the more dangerous it gets.
  10. At one point during the late 90s we were mugged as a family in Rome. We were gassed in our hotel room and the burglars then walked around meticulously sorting out what they wanted among our personal belongings. They only took what was of value. We had a full investigation going courtesy of the Carabinieri, they were convinced it was an inside job by the people working at the hotel.
  11. When we had gone on an evening stroll the night before in the area we had noticed the alarming amount of foreign looking homeless people sleeping on the streets. It was a sad and shocking sight. They slept on top of where the heat was emitted from the underground. After the mugging and our observations of the true state of the city we never went to Rome again. We had stayed in a fancy, sheltered “oasis” on previous visits, so what we now saw and experienced was disturbing.  A new rule was set: you don’t go further South than Tuscany.
  12. When half African-half Norwegian Benjamin Hermansen was killed (2001) by Neo-Nazis in East Oslo we heard of it and were shocked that a racist murder had taken place in Norway. Back then it was not reported that many other racists murders were occurring towards Norwegians; I didn’t know this until some months ago (2017) myself.
  13. Later when I came back to Norway on another occasion in 2002 I attended a different school in another part of the country , there we also had one girl of colour in our class, I don’t know if she was a Muslim.
  14. In 2002 a scandal broke in Norway about how Imams advised Muslim girls to go against Norwegian laws as the Quran was/is more important. The girl who broke the story revealed how genital mutilation was being recommended to her even though this procedure is illegal in Norway. It was a strange case that received nationwide exposure. The girl was ostracised by her own with other Muslims harassing and spitting at her in the streets.
  15. The only other time I can remember seeing Arabs as a little girl was when we had to buy groceries at a fantastic vegetable/fruit shop over at Lillestrøm, since Norwegians always had an excuse for not working 😛 (read: lots of Christian holidays, that are still conveniently maintained in a secular-socialist-society).

How has Europe changed since then?

  1. From 2002-2003 I lived in Vence, up in the hills outside Nice in France. We were very surprised when we drove into Vence during the evenings as we only saw groups of young Arab looking men hanging out in the town centre. We never saw any women or people who looked French out in the evening.
  2. During my stay there I had to attend a mandatory French class for non-French speakers, I was the only girl and the only white student in the class. We were a group of 12-15 students, all the others were Arab Muslim boys, only one of them was interested in learning French. All the others mocked the initiative and didn’t even try. I had one friend and she was a Muslim, she attended a public school while her brother was sent off to a private one. She came from Tunisia and had strict parents.
  3. Nice certainly gave off a has-been vibe as the old town reeked of urine. The entire area seemed like a sad ghost of a former glorious past and it was impossible to not notice a very un-French demographic and crumbling buildings/infrastructure.
  4. As we drove around in France we observed the ghettos from afar and saw burned out apartment blocks. Marseille had already gained a horrible reputation, we had also heard of the ghettos in Paris.
  5. In 2005 we were in Norway for a short stint and lived on the Eastside of Oslo. My brother became a racial minority in his own fatherland, my school had one of the worst reputations in town and was as multicultural as you can get. The Muslim boys clustered together even if they came from different Middle Eastern countries and spoke different types of Arabic. They communicated in broken Norwegian and had their own “brotherhood.”
  6. A girl my age in one of the other classes became blind on one eye after she was attacked by a girl-gang. Gangs of violent girls were notorious on the East side back then. What their ethnicity was I don’t know, but I do know that their victim was blond and white.
  7. In 2006 I spent my Easter Holiday in Norway and stayed with a friend of mine of Turkish descent on the Eastside, I came with her to attend a day at her school and saw for the first time in my life a class that was predominantly Muslim in Norway. I was for the first time in my life in an environment where I was a racial minority in my own country.
  8. From late 2006-2007 I spent 5 months in Norway, my last extended stay in my nation. During this period I went to hang out with an old childhood friend of mine.  She had just started dating a Muslim and we were going to go back to his place to hang out, this didn’t seem particularly alarming so I just tagged along. Little did I know that he shared a tiny cramped flat with a pack of Muslim men of all ages. They had posters on their walls of Muslim terrorists and had a TV on where a Muslim in a black turban and attire was going on about something in the Arabic language. There were no women there at all and only my friend’s boyfriend seemed to speak Norwegian, they spoke Arabic amongst themselves. I was not interested in hanging out there as I found the posters and the whole atmosphere alarming, I instantly got my dad to come and get me. Eventually when my friend starting sending me all sorts of anti-American messages when I lived in the USA and told me that she had converted to Islam I severed all contact with her, as she appeared to be  radicalized.
  9. In 2007 I came back to Italy as we still had our main residency there. This was my last address in Italy and the last time I was in our apartment in Padova. We decided to head over to Verona to say hi to old friends and whatnot. In contrast to how things were in the 90’s there were now African street sellers everywhere. They had increased enormously in numbers to such an extent that it was shocking. They were still running around with their bags though. Verona had also lost its “innocence” as my mother was “pickpocketed” in Via Mazzini when a gypsy woman tried to snuck her hand underneath my little brother’s baby stroller  to steal things. What we saw in our former home-city was a sad transformation.
  10. We heard a rumour of how Muslims wanted to remove crucifixes from public Italian buildings. They tried to use the EU for this purpose. The story seemed ludicrous after having grown up there. Italy is a Catholic country.
  11. In 2007 I also spent some time in Germany and was surprised to see a great number of Arab shops in the area where I was as I didn’t know that there was a big Muslim presence in the country.
  12. There were no aesthetic perimeters around the Eiffel Tower in Paris when I saw it in 2007.
  13. Between 2007-2014 I heard and also saw for myself that the Norwegian media had started to use a new term: Ethnic-Norwegians.
  14. In 2010 I spent around a month or so in Germany outside Koln; there we ran into a German music industry character who complained loudly about the Turkish not integrating, something that had started to become a common heard complaint when talking with people throughout Europe.
  15. We also ventured into the Muslim area of town for some strange reason, not that I can recall what we were doing there, it certainly struck me as strange that there were that many Muslims and foreigners in Germany of all places. When I write this it is important to bear in mind that the neighbourhoods where they are a majority transform completely. All you see are Arab shops and signs in the Arabic language. Whatever Europeanness reigned there before will be gone, with the exemption of the buildings. So the carcass of Europe is left, pretty much.
  16. In 2014 I came back to Norway to record my first album, meaning that I was locked up in a studio most of the time. Yet we managed to travel in to Oslo. On this occasion I had a very bizarre experience as I was the only white person in an elevator ride and the only woman not wearing a Niqab. We also ventured up into the mountains to visit some relatives where we heard that a Somali  had attacked the bus driver and some passengers on the bus going over the mountain to a neighbouring town. Strange to experience and hear of this in Norway. During the same visit I also visited my grandmother. Islamist terrorists warnings were flashing on the TV. In Norway. The most Northern country in Europe. What was most ironic about the situation was the fact that my grandmother had been sharing her opinions on Islam several years earlier, thoughts that I had dismissed as “paranoid” yet there we were standing in her living room seeing the evidence of Norway’s sad transformation in the news.
  17. In 2014 I performed at two prisons in Norway. I was told that we had to speak English as the majority of the inmates couldn’t speak Norwegian.
  18. In 2015 it caught my attention that students in Oxford wanted to remove a statue of Cecil Rhodes as they found it offensive. Who was he? A colonialist who expanded the British Empire in Africa. It was brought to my attention that this was only one of many incidents of “triggered” students advocating the “de-whitification” of European universities. Appalling. What was even more ridiculous was the fact that the guy who was fronting the Cecil Rhodes campaign here in England was an African student who had gained access to Oxford thanks to a Rhodes Scholarship.
  19. In January 2016 I posted my first blog post that was critical of Islam and what is currently unfolding in Europe, my entry was about Charlie Hebdo as I couldn’t stop thinking about the Islamist attack on its one year anniversary. After that entry I started reading and writing more and more about our current mess.
  20. In 2016 I actually went on a proper holiday to Norway. I went up to visit relatives in the Fjord land and had the odd experience of walking into a supermarket  where I was the only non-Arab/Muslim.
  21. In 2016 I also went to pick up my passport over at the Norwegian embassy in London and ventured into a nearby park. I decided to take pictures for my blog as it was a lovely day. When I came back home to upload my pictures I noticed that there were hijabs in nearly all of my pictures and that Muslims looked like a majority, I first titled my entry “Londonistan” but felt like maybe that was too rude and changed it back to London, with multiple dots after the capital’s name…..
  22. During the 2016 Islamic terrorist attack in Nice we were concerned about my dad’s safety as he lives down there. He had been out with some friends at one of the street restaurants and was not far away from where it happened.
  23. In 2016 I  performed at the HQ of a European major corporation in London, I was surprised to see the uneven demographic distribution as it seemed like the majority of those present were non-English/European.
  24. In 2016 I noticed for the first time that a great number of little children here in Europe do not look European at all. Something I had never paid attention to before.
  25. In 2017 I spoke with my friend who sadly revealed to me that she had been abused by her Muslim boyfriend, she also revealed that she had been reluctant to speak about it as she didn’t want to add to the image of Muslims being a problem in Europe. I was happy to hear that she was safe and while hearing of creepy things she had seen in the area where she lives, I guess I tried to rationalise it all in the conversation by mentioning ethnic Norwegians acting badly….My friend had adopted a foreign accent to her Norwegian, and now spoke Kebab-Norwegian despite being an ethnic-Norwegian. It seems like she has perfectly integrated into this foreign culture.
  26. In 2017 after having been on holiday on the French Riviera (my first extended stay there since I lived there) I noticed and wrote in my blog about how strange it was to come back to Heathrow in England and not see a single English looking person        working at the airport (with the exception of the border patrol agent). This is strange for a non-English European to witness. In my blog entry I also wrote about the strange duplicity of France; how you can be somewhere where there is a state of emergency without seeing much of it if you live in a safe haven of a bubble. I also noted how the area looked like a time-capsule  as my old school had fallen into disrepair, the infrastructure looked the same as when we lived there and the airport was in desperate need of a facelift, nothing had changed in terms of the infrastructure. It was literally  like travelling back in time, only that things were even more worn out.
  27. While I was on the Riviera in 2017 I was also informed by my dad that they had put new concrete on Promenade Des Anglais, as it was impossible to clean up all the blood from the victims of the Islamic terrorist attack in 2016. So they just tried to erase the event pretty much.
  28. Whenever I left our “safe space” in France I saw military men patrolling the streets and an increasingly un-French demographic.
  29. When we came back to England and were travelling home, we had to stand by and wait while the Heathrow Express was checked for unattended bags.
  30. In 2017 I’ve also noticed how commercials have completely changed their demographic in terms of casting. It is crazy that so many roadside advertisement boards, TV commercials and magazines now portray more foreign looking people than actual white Europeans; this is disturbing to say the least as this is our continent and our territory. Yet when advertisers are trying to reach consumers they are obviously starting to see Europeans as minorities in their own countries.
  31. In 2017 I’ve noticed how editorials and magazines such as National Geographic now  attempt to diversify the list of accomplished and influential individuals from the past. It is obvious that it is politically incorrect to cherish our own as other characters have to be brought out of obscurity to minimise European exceptionalism. Every single magazine you come across now normalise diversity to such an extent that I sometimes wonder if I live in Africa or the Middle East.
  32. In 2017 I’ve seen that  the ultimate casting seems to be an Arab or an African looking male coupled with a white woman. This is the new ideal.
  33. I’ve noticed that whenever I’ve run into an ensemble of English people gathered to uphold English culture they’ve aways been elderly. Whether we are talking about the local church community, individuals volunteering on what you can roughly call tourist spots, individuals arranging activities for the local neighbourhood and/or the GW brass band performing at Paddington Station in London. There is a general air of resignation when it comes to the Church of England for example, regardless of where you go. While Mosques are erected our own churches are closed and/or desecrated. I’m wondering why there is such an absence of young Englishmen engaged with their community and/or heritage? This is something that I’m asking in 2017 as I only see white-haired people and no one willing to inherit the duties and activities that they are engaged in. Needless to say; there are people who are very happy to see my face as finally there is a young person showing some interest; the issue is this though that I’m not English, I’m Norwegian and more concerned with the wellbeing and cultural inheritance of this country than many of its ethnic countrymen. Now that is strange.
  34. On the 1st of September 2017 I travelled in to London to vote in the Norwegian election. I saw even more women wearing Niqabs than on my last London visit. There seems to be an exponential growth in traditionally dressed Muslims wherever one looks in the capital. This time around it was impossible to not feel uncomfortable as it honestly doesn’t look like you are in London anymore. I felt like the odd one out since I was not wearing a Niqab or Hijab.
  35. A mother and a daughter wearing Niqabs who looked like they came from Africa were picking up their Norwegian passports at the Norwegian embassy. Last time I was at the embassy I ran into a Muslim woman in a Niqab and a man dressed in traditional Muslim dress picking up their Norwegian passports as well.
  36. Once again it is important to mention that only the carcass of London is left as more and more shops pop up with foreign looking signs creating the impression of being in the Middle East rather than Northern-Europe. English statues still stand as relics of what once was and as a reminder of those who won England’s wars and built the country. The drivers of the London-cabs are also English, they stand out like an odd curiosity in the modern city landscape. The also speak proper English, which makes you wonder if you should actually take a picture of them or film them – funny enough – we overheard a group of London-cab drivers speaking amongst themselves and what they were talking about was exactly what we had just been discussing: the viral video of an African disrespecting a female English police officer.
  37. Everyone, or at least most, seem to have an accent on their English in London; during my last visit I honestly could not understand any of the announcements from the African employee on our train. It is also interesting to note that my sister is one of the best in her class when it comes to English….there is not much diversity at her school, still the English language seems to be struggling. Even though this is the case you can at least understand what people are saying since they obviously don’t have an accent as they are English.
  38. I have met foreign looking New-Norwegians speaking perfect Norwegian which is good, I also met an African woman once with flawless Swedish. Only having some foreigners in your country, as mentioned above at the beginning of my entry, who integrate perfectly is ok. The dramatic transformation of Europe is racist towards the natives and tragic to witness. Only racists would have been opposed to one Pakistani family living on the corner, likewise, only racists will support what is currently happening to European territories.
  39. If you travel by train in this country you’ll also notice the latest update to the automatic announcement being looped constantly throughout your journey. It is obvious that England is at war, since the public service announcement is about reporting any suspicious activity to the authorities with a number constantly being repeated that you can text or call. You will also hear this update on the station as well. It is different that the older one mentioning unattended bags, this one is longer, more detailed and as I just wrote includes the relevant contact information.
  40. During my last trip to London I travelled with my dad who first came to London in the 60’s, he spoke about how England used to be so very English in terms of its cars, busses, culture, etc; all of these various European nations were so unique in regards to how everything looked like apparently. According to him Europe has become bland as everything looks the same regardless of where one goes. This is an interesting detail to add as I’ve never really seen this “old Europe” I guess; I’ve just seen the remnants and the next generation will probably not even see that.
  41. During my last trip to Norway in late 2017 I travelled across the mountains in the Sogn og Fjordane region. High up in the mountains the bus was boarded by around 10 people who looked like they came from Somalia. They looked completely out of place. During the same trip we also observed that jobs of authority had been given to Arab looking men in the capital. Such as security at Oslo’s main train station or ticket controllers on the capital’s buses.
  42. Upon returning home to England I discovered to my great horror that this had happened right in the area where I had been on the last night of my journey: The European Utopia Vol. MMCCCLLVVVIIIIIIIIIII

Meanwhile in the U.S.A.

My first impression of America:

  1. In the late 90s I travelled to America for the very first time. The occasion was an extended holiday in Manhattan, upstate New York and Martha’s Vineyard. The trip was spectacular and would have turned anyone into a pro-American, USA – USA – USA – chanter.
  2. In 2001 right before 9/11 we moved to Merritt Island in Florida,  but amid the increased terror-fear in the U.S.A. we moved back to Europe before Christmas. Once again my impression of America was stellar, the neighbourhood we lived in was great, the schools of the best quality – in short: we saw the best of America and were entertaining the idea of buying property there before the War on Terror officially erupted. Nobody within the family had ever paid much attention to Islam being a potential threat before 9/11; nobody had even entertained the thought or possibility of renewed plans of Islamist expansionism into Europe…..And to shut up silly people who might think that I describe Florida as great due to lack of diversity, guess what? My brother was hanging out with the Afro-American boy next-door, while some of the girls at my school were Latinos. It was a predominantly white area, but it was not homogenous – in fact I think you will struggle to find that within white communities in the U.S.A.
  3. A female teacher who was a friend of my mother, explained how a Somali student had celebrated 9/11 with his/her family by eating cake. This was in Norway. The teacher had no idea what to say or handle such an awkward situation.

The dark side of the American experiment:

  1. In 2005 I moved to America again but this time to Chicago. The difference was immense. You wouldn’t have thought that it was part of the same country. Don’t get me wrong the windy city was enthralling – until I actually started to live there;
  2. …at first I was shocked at how poor the infrastructure was the second that we left the downtown area.
  3. When I was going to be enrolled into the school system I couldn’t believe that they  had metal detectors in the entrance areas, I was also unsettled by the general air of despair and hopelessness among those working in the public offices.
  4. When I then started school and realised how tribal, divided and fragmented the students were and that people actually “self-segregated” I was utterly mortified.
  5. This self-segregation can also be seen when one looks at the various ethnically divided neighbourhoods in the city. Races/ethnicities cluster.
  6. I obviously made some good memories over there as nothing is ever all doom-and-gloom, but my overall impression of the city was very grim. As I lived in three different neighbourhoods I can certainly say that I was an inner-city Chicago kid, sadly this also meant that I saw the dark-side of the American project. What was also telling was that it first seemed like we lived in “Mexico,” then we lived where “Mexico” was not that far away, then it seemed like we lived in “Africa.” No offence – I have nothing against people from these places,  I just found it awkward that I would be a racial minority in the neighbourhoods where I lived, especially as this was not the impression I had of America, I actually thought that there were white people there too. I also found the “word of mouth” extremely surprising in terms of racist crimes and gang violence. Political correctness doesn’t exists when it comes to science and truth. The reality of Chicago doesn’t fit into any politically correct mainstream narrative.
  7. It is telling that the majority of my fellow students referred to themselves as American second, highlighting their ethnicity and ancestry first.
  8. It is equally telling that my brother had to sing the ” Black American National Anthem” when we lived on South side Chicago and that my mother was accused of being you-know-what when she had the guts to say that there ought to be one national anthem in America uniting all Americans. What we saw was the Divided-Tribes-of-America. Living in Chicago convinced me that diversity is the opposite of strength and that multiculturalism is a ticking bomb. I’ve never been as Norwegian as I was when I lived there. I moved to Chicago as an open-minded, idealistic, liberal and left as a  nationalist, terrified of what the future of Europe might entail.
  9. We left the windy city several years before our visas expired.
  10. I was surprised at how many people I ran into who spoke broken English or had thick accents on their American.
  11. The schools in Chicago were referred to as drop-out-factories,
  12. when we lived on the South side we heard shootings nearly every night, in a city with such strict gun control laws. Deaths were underreported but all we heard of was black on black crime, no KKK or fascist cops which is the popular narrative.
  13. It is also interesting what kind of people I hung out with over there. My main group of friends were metal heads, among them there were only Hispanics. In fact 99% of my friends were Latinos. I had one white friend who was Polish and extremely religious, I was also friends with the brainy Asian crowd as one of the Chinese girls was in my art class. I think that pretty much sums it up, I tried to reach out to the Afro-Americans but they didn’t seem interested in having any white friends. They had their own thing going.
  14. When I hung out with a mixed (half white, half afro-American) acquaintance he suddenly freaked out when he realised where we were and what he was wearing. He was worried that his choice of clothes could get him shot as we were heading into Latino-controlled territory. This was the first time that the gang disputes between Latinos and “Blacks” was explained to me.
  15. Somebody got shot at a dance over at my high school, in the parking lot.
  16. Apparently there was a real-life hard-core gangster in one of my classes.
  17. I witnessed Afro-Americans vandalising a boutique sign in Lincoln Park where my high school was located.
  18. All my male friends had been mugged or beaten up by groups of young Afro-Americans.
  19. When I lived in Chicago I was excited about how easy it seemed to navigate the city by looking at the orderly map. The city planning is very organised in contrast to a typical European city. Yet it isn’t as straightforward as it seems, since one street will be safe and the other one a mess, etc;
  20. I walked through Cabrini Green and survived. I had no idea that it was dangerous or a project, all I saw was a convenient shortcut on my awesome map. I did wonder why I was the only white person in the neighbourhood and why I didn’t see anybody else walking there.
  21. Chicagoans survive mentally by telling themselves and everybody else: “not on my block, this block is safe, it’s the other block next to us that is dangerous.”
  22. From 2009-2010 I lived in the valley outside L.A. in an area called Santa Clarita. It was comical when we passed through immigration upon arrival to the U.S.A., as the border patrol agent was a Mexican who spoke broken English and funny enough seemed to suggest that we could be potential “illegal immigrants.” The whole scenario was ridiculous to say the least as we had very firm ties to Europe, a business visa, return tickets, not to mention that we were Europeans coming from Europe having paid for expensive plane tickets and the whole exercise ourselves. We certainly had some jokes about this guy once we passed him, as he probably had jumped over the fence from Mexico himself at a point. I mean, the guy could barely speak English.
  23. Again I was surprised at how much badly spoken English I heard in America and then I mean really broken English. There are even some who know none.
  24. We rented a nice town house in a gated community. The neighbourhood was predominantly Afro-American. We experienced three shut downs of our gated community due to fugitives. We literally had police officers in full combat gear patrolling our streets and a helicopter hovering ahead. Nobody could leave or enter our community, we were in a total lock-down and this happened three times.
  25. On one occasion we heard shootings in the non-gated community next to ours.
  26. Our neighbours across our lawn (who would fall under the category “white trash”) had one loud incident which resulted in the police brawling with a crazy woman who must have been high or something. She was dangerous and all over the place, I think they actually slapped her and they also filmed her, which made me wonder if she made it unto some TV show or something. The same apartment and group of shady characters eventually had a coroner over some weeks later since one of them had died. The mother of the dead individual was sitting outside the flat for hours, and screamed loudly, as she had to identify her son from what we could tell. Lots of flowers and whatnot was placed outside their flat and the dog that lived there cried endlessly in the following weeks.
  27. Once I took my sister to play with one of the other kids who lived in our community, when her father opened the door I instantly regretted taking her over as he was a giant, covered in tattoos – obviously a gang member, either former or active, I was worried sick that she might end up in the middle of a shoot-out or something, but left her behind with her friend as I didn’t want to create a scene or offend a gangster.
  28. On one occasion as I walked back home, after having crossed the bridge over the dried out river in Santa Clarita we saw a group of young Afro-American boys, little kids, children, who stood by the dried-out river smoking. When we turned around and looked at them closely they didn’t look like children at all in their eyes. It was a deeply troubling sight that has stuck with me ever since. I’m pretty sure that child soldiers in Africa would have had the same look. It was extremely unsettling to meet these young delinquents, I wouldn’t have been surprised if they had assaulted or shot me. Yet I couldn’t help but feel sorry for them, even though they looked like the devil himself.
  29. The State of California was bankrupt when we lived there, the infrastructure was also horrendous.
  30. Word of mouth was that Latino gangs equipped with machetes were fighting over influence against their Afro-American counterparts. Once again I saw the dark side of the American project and a country on a steep decline.
  31. In 2015 I had a great promo-trip over to the U.S.A.  I was well looked after and once again saw the best of America. I stayed on Manhattan which was very, very lovely and also travelled across the country to a very nice place in California. My experience was fantastic but I couldn’t help but notice how the overall infrastructure in the US.A. was very poor, just like in Europe. After that observation, in addition to many others, I reached the conclusion that the West looked/looks passé.

This impression is constantly re-inforced. This is a negative development that should be stalled and reversed. I thought it would be of interest to share my observations throughout the years as many who have travelled less and never lived abroad share their view points left right and centre. None of what I wrote is politically correct, but it is the truth!

If anyone hates this entry they will probably complain that I haven’t chronicled bad behaviour from Europeans, well we do have our own internal problems. That is a given, all nations and continents do, which is it why it is a good idea to sort out local/internal problems first and foremost.

  1. As a little kid I experienced white on white racism in Italy now and then – teasing and ostracization based on my ethnicity. I know how it feels like to be the one who is different and how it feels like to be perceived as a second grade citizen in certain situations. This doesn’t mean that my childhood was horrible in any way, it was quite good. I’m just mentioning certain experiences and describing differences internally in Europe as it is most relevant.
  2. In the 90s while we were driving around in Norway, our driver honked her horn as Italians do if the car infront of them is being driven by an idiot. This angered the Norwegian driver in front of us to such an extent that he stopped his car, walked out of it and violently opened up the driver’s door and thundered out insults, my mother who was in the passenger front seat just pretended that we were Italians by replying in Italian. The furious Norwegian man, shut the door behind him muttering “Fucking foreigners.”
  3. My dad’s car was routinely broken into when he had it parked over at Fornebu SAS Hotel Parking. Those guilty were never caught, but there are gangs apparently raiding parking lots, we do not know if these criminals were Norwegians or foreigners.
  4. We had our summer cottage broken into twice, it was located over at the Norwegian holiday area of Hvaler. We never caught those that were guilty and have no idea who they could have been.
  5. A dangerous psychopath was married into my extended family once. He was a murderous Norwegian who even the police were afraid of. Ta-ta, behold the mandatory Norwegian-psycho.
  6. I can recall overhearing a thunderous vocal argument between angry Norwegians. Who hasn’t?
  7. Word of mouth between tweens over at the last school I attended in Italy, was that pedophiles were allowed access to children via the public schools under the guise that they were chiropractors. I heard many accounts from girls discussing how they were groped. This was in 6th grade.
  8. I myself encountered a man who must have been a pedophile  in Italy when I was a little kid. He touched my butt of all things and had the same charisma as a little boy who is in love – only that this guy was an adult. Creepy to say the least, not that anyone believed me when I sounded the alarm.
  9. Once I experienced being touched by a random stranger, who didn’t respect my personal space at all. That happened once again in Italy, same thing only that I was a teen. He quickly passed me by after uttering a compliment. He was Italian.
  10. I overheard Scandinavian women who came to visit my parents complaining about how they had been raped by Italian men. An alarming story was that of a woman calling the police as she discovered a stranger in her room, when the police officers arrived they apparently raped her as well. Who knows if these crazy-Italian-rapists stories were real but I don’t think these Scandinavian women lied. Why would they? There were too many stories from different sources.
  11. None of the inter-ethnic marriages lasted between Norwegian women and Italian men that we knew. There seemed to be a general agreement that the cultural difference was too great. Something to keep in mind when promoting inter-racial relationships.
  12. I have never experienced catcallin or nasty comments in Northern Europe, this seems to be a Southern phenomenon. I’ve only had my personal space violated once by a Northener, this was a boy at one of my schools who was violent and wanted to fight. Not much to talk about in other words. Apparently he ended up joining the special forces in Norway. His friend was equally unlikable but hey, we were little kids and little kids fight and have their disputes.
  13. I’ve personally never seen evidence supporting the evil-white-male narrative. It seems like women are treated more respectfully the further North you go and this is not propaganda, it is what I have observed and experienced myself. The further South you go the more unrestrained will men behave in the public space when it comes to how they treat women. So when feminists are on their crusade I think they shoul re-think who they attack or maybe they are too afraid to do so….

None of what I wrote above justifies “replacement migration” or the current situation on our continent, but it certainly adds some perspective to the entry. I’ve certainly seen and experienced awkward behaviour in the music business as well, but that is a different story as not everyone is an artist. There is a big difference when it comes to what sort of behaviour you attract/inspire when you are a public person. People will either put you up on a pedestal and be very friendly or hate you. There are people who channel all their bile upon artists. There are people who are truly vile. This is irrelevant though, just as it is irrelevant with globetrotters championing diversity after having witnessed elitist diversity. That is nice indeed, but a completely different situation than what is experienced by the majority of the population.

Right now for example I live in a wonderful old manor house in England, that has been  turned into apartments. Everyone who lives here come from different parts of the world and travel an awful lot. These individuals and the place where I live is therefore not representative of the locals, who’ve lived here for years and are integrated and active in the community as they’ve been here for generations in most cases. It is a totally different reality. This is also why I didn’t include anything from Spain for example, as I only experienced expat-Spain when I was there. I can therefore not compare or give a particularly well-balanced description of the experience. Same thing when I attended an International School in Padova, at a certain point, some of  the kids were obviously from all over the place and had travelled extensively throughout the world. It was a dull school that I thankfully attended for a very short amount of time, but once again when you live like that it is a separate reality, a separate world. 

The same can be said of those who attend the Ivy League University in Hyde Park, Chicago. Those students typically lived in a guarded, high security high-rise, where they only encountered people like themselves, high achievers from the Middle East, Asia, Europe, America, etc; or others who could afford to live there. They would take a cab or a bus into their school and would take a cab downtown if they wanted to go out. What I’m describing is a high-rise I actually lived in myself; the place even offered private drivers. It was fancy for sure, but we in contrast to the other people who lived there were not involved with that particular University and were part of the local community. Because the other inhabitants isolated themselves as this probably just occurred naturally, we would never really see any white people when out walking, something that was commented on by one white woman we knew who was in an inter-racial relationship. The occurrences of parallel realities within the same territory also explains how my brother could be a racial minority in an area that is officially “very diverse.” That wasn’t the truth though as this “diversity” was contained. In reality the south side is Afro-American territory.

The reason why I had such a fantastic experience when I last was in France was because I was living in a bubble, safely sheltered from the New-Europe.

It is important to note that those who are the most welcoming towards multiculturalism are normally those who haven’t experienced it or those who haven’t experienced street level diversity. A very important thing to bear in mind. 

“Decision Points” by George W. Bush.

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“I had no desire to turn the NSA into an Orwellian Big Brother. I knew that the Kennedy brothers had teamed up with J.Edgar Hoover to listen illegally to the conversations of innocent people, including Martin Luther King, Jr. Lyndon Johnson had continued the practice. I thought that was a sad chapter in our history, and I wasn’t going to repeat it.” (p.164)

This book offers a crucial insight into how American enlightenment principles colour the world view and drive the foreign policy of Washington. It can be seen in the small sentences – as quoted and commented on by me further down in this long entry. Please read this book. It is a must read for those of us who want to understand. 

When my mother suggested to me some years ago that I should read “Decision Points,” I was less than enthusiastic in my response. It probably resembled more of a grunt. Why would I be interested in reading a book authored by a President my peers and I, along with all of our teachers, the entertainment industry and (eventually) the mainstream media had disliked to such an extent? Anti-war protesters young and old were risking imprisonment all in the name of publicly displaying their dissent loud and clear. Michael Moore was on the war path spreading his propaganda far and wide, Europeans rolled their eyes at “Cowboy-politics” from the USA while “anti-Bush” songs became almost a music industry standard in the last years of Bush’s presidency. I guess it displays maturity to expose oneself to something authored by those one disagrees with. Just as it would be wise to read up on Marxist literature and the Quran.

To anyone who lived in the USA during and after 9-11, like myself,  Bush’s book proves an emotional read as the reader is reminded of a bleak time when the US was united in grief and anger. The vocabulary and flow of the book is straightforward and easy, but for anyone who remembers that fateful day in September, the Anthrax threat that followed, preachers visiting schools and fathers getting ready to go to war; it will be impossible to not shed a tear or two. For a President that was so widely vilified and hated in the  later years of his presidency – it should be made mandatory to get a peek at the President’s perspective – from the man himself. I also started criticising the “Bush regime” at a certain point due to water boarding as approved by the Bush administration, the damning photos leaked depicting abuse towards muslim prisoners, the War in Iraq and the lack of weapons of mass-destruction + the potential for violation of civil rights due to the much criticised Patriot Act. Did I read the Act myself? No funny enough I did not; yet I was against it as the narrative of America turning into Orwell’s dystopian 1984 prevailed everywhere. You could get sent to Guantanamo without a trial. Protests were rampant. The Bush administration was hated just as much on both sides of the Atlantic. Many were peddling the viewpoint that the USA Inc. only wanted the oil in Iraq, many Americans even started believing that 9-11 was planned and executed by their very own government….

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“I knew that an interrogation program this sensitive and controversial would one day become public. When it did, we would open ourselves up to criticism that America had compromised our moral values. I would have preferred that we get the information another way. But the choice between security and values was real. Had I not authorised waterboarding on senior al Qaeda leaders, I would have had to accept a greater risk that the country would be attacked. In the wake of 9/11, that was a risk I was unwilling to take.” (p.169)

Yet here we are again with a conservative administration in power. Iran & North-Korea are once again defined as enemies, the axis of evil is back into the public discourse, the war on Islamic terrorism has gotten worse and the Obama administration now seems like some awkward intermezzo. Much like The Ministry Of Magic in Harry Potter denying the return of Voldemort and Professor Dolores Umbridge seeing no need in teaching her students how to defend themselves as there are no dangers, there are no threats. Much of the general hatred towards Bush had to deal with the fact that he was a conservative I’m sure. Dick Cheney was Darth Vader, Karl Rove was the grim reaper; now Steve Bannon has taken over “the grim reaper torch” while Trump is the new Hitler, just like Bush was back in the day….

“I was amazed the Times couldn’t wait even a month to tag Afghanistan with the Vietnam label.” (p.199)

“We killed the PATRIOT Act,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, who had voted for the law in 2001, bragged at a political rally.” (p.177)

“Perceptions are shaped by the clarity of hindsight. In the moment of decision, you don’t have that advantage.” (p.180)

It is particularly illuminating and revealing to read about the accusations of “bigotry,” “racism,” and “xenophobia” that were thrown around at the time, directed towards Bush’s associates, most of whom you’ve probably never heard of or remember. It is also interesting to note that Bush’s legitimacy was questioned in addition to calls for his impeachment. After witnessing a couple of Presidential elections and how different politicians are treated by the press, the cultural elite and the protesters on the streets; it becomes a bit easier to see the bigger picture. I remember very clearly that a good friend of mine who was very active politically, told me that protest organisers in the US didn’t really care about the War in Iraq. They engaged in “inter-sectionalism” recruiting “foot soldiers” from various disgruntled groups so that they could descend upon Washington great in numbers. How unpopular the Bush “regime” really was I guess we’ll never know too clearly, since anti-Americans and radical-revolutionaries seized the “recruitment” opportunity presented to them back then. We see it all again now with all of these anti-Trump protests, accusations of his illegitimacy and calls for murder and impeachment.

“Our national security was tied directly to human suffering. Societies mired in poverty and disease foster hopelessness. And hopelessness leaves people ripe for recruitment by terrorists and extremists.” (p.336)

What is most striking about Bush’s chapter about the War in Iraq is/was his idealistic vision of the world, something which he shared and probably still shares with his pal Tony Blair. Some of the segments in this book display a blind belief that more current experiences with Islamism in Europe surely must have dispelled … “People who could choose their leaders at the ballot box would be less likely to turn to violence. Young people growing up with hope in the future would not search for meaning in the ideology of terror. Once liberty took root in one society, it could spread to others.” The highlighting of that quote was my doing, but I find it crucial to bring attention to it due to its ignorance. It is precisely due to this type of thinking that Europe will lose against Islamists. We have no understanding of convictions … we believe that materialism will miraculously satisfy the hunger for a cause, something to stand for, something to fight for, and most crucially the enormous importance of identity and fundamental tribalism. Only those with a deep understanding of the true meaning of diversity and the deep-seated need for masculine-honour will be up to the modern challenges we face. We have to ask ourselves what our “shared values” really are, clearly articulate and define them while establishing a National or Continental objective – a common purpose. What do we really stand for? What are we aiming for? What are we fighting for?

“One of the most effective forms of diplomacy is to show the good heart of America to the world.” (p.214)

The idea that dropping democracy into people heads will change the world into a peaceful global utopia is in my opinion absurd. It is also a questionable action to empower and enrich other competing nations that might not adhere to such strong morals as us in the west. It might force us into very unfavourable situations in the future.  Another interesting quote is this: “For months, we had been pressing the Turks to give us access to their territory so that we could send fifteen thousand troops from the Fourth Infantry Division to enter Iraq from the north. We promised to provide economic and military aid, help Turkey access key programs from the International Monetary Fund, and maintain our strong support for Turkey’s admission to the European Union.” The highlight was mine once again. This quote openly displays black on white America’s lack of knowledge or carelessness when it comes to European heritage and cultural interests. If Turkey gets access to the EU and the “free float of people” we are officially done. That will be the end of us. Completely. The fact that the US would actually promise to engage in lobbying intended to sell out Europe in order to have strategic access into Iraq – speaks volumes, when you think about the long-term consequences a EU membership for a Muslim nation would entail – it is surely not the act of friends and display dubious intentions on behalf of the US or an inability to foresee long-term negative consequences.

I suppose that my predictions and writings have been true – that we really and truly do stand alone. All alone as a continent. With enemies in the East, in the South, in addition to indifference or ignorance from the West. There you have Europe.

“I left the clinic inspired. The patients reaffirmed my conviction that every life has dignity and value, because every person bears the mark of Almighty God.” (p.333)

On the other hand a conclusion can be drawn that Bush was one hell of a “domestic president,” maybe even a visionary, as he tackled sensitive national issues head on rather than looking away. He tried to change social security that was heading for bankruptcy and was willing to put his head on the chopping block politically as he was more concerned with the future of America rather than instant popularity and elections. He also tackled the immigration crisis and tried to stretch out his hand to the Democrats in an attempt to again solve a sensitive and controversial, in fact divisive issue. He managed to change healthcare to a certain degree for those who were forced to work in their old age to pay for drugs. He managed to keep schools accountable for their performance levels in a political climate where money spent was seen as more important than actual tangible results. He was particularly focused on levelling the playing field for forgotten minorities, so the accusations he had to endure about his “racist nature” seem dubious and unfounded. All in all I think that Bush would have been a phenomenal success if he had kept to his vision of being the education president, instead he became the war president. His face branded by the media as that of a modern Satan character. After reading Bush’s book there is no doubt in my mind that he would have thrived as the domestic CEO of USA Inc. rather than a global exporter of well-intentioned enlightenment principles.

Reading about Bush’s initiative to save sub-Saharan countries from the AIDS epidemic, the Malaria maladie and whatnot, proves an interesting read taking into account the migration crisis Europe currently faces from those regions…. We as a continent are in deep shit in lack of better words and matters will only get worse. Yet another example of how well-intentioned charity can turn lethal and dangerous in the long run. I know it isn’t a popular thing to say, but it is true. Europeans are not guilty of over population. Far from it. If we don’t get more kids and become more militant in the protection of our borders, we are doomed.

“The last thing I wanted to do was bail out Wall Street.” (p.460)

After reading about Bono’s visit at the Bush White House where he praised Bush’s Africa initiative I’ve reached the conclusion that Bono & celebrities like J.K.Rowling should be sent down to the Mediterranean or elsewhere on the Southern border, so that they can be the “first responders” when the real Tsunami of the African zombie-apocalypse hits us. No wonder people are furious all over the western world, when righteous celebrities who :

  1. hide behind their armed security guards
  2. hide behind high walls on their estate
  3. hide within fortified buildings when travelling
  4. do everything to avoid the taxes they want to impose on everyone else

voice their opinions and even lobby for their culturally suicidal endeavours. You wonder why people are angry? It’s easy to see why. Of course Bono would appear out of nowhere to praise the strengthening of Sub-Saharan Africa – I bet he supports the current migrant crisis as well. Idiots. Go talk to ethnic-Europeans or go look at all of those areas that are now ruined. Of course a familiar name pops up too: “I later learned that one of his major funders, ultra-liberal investor George Soros, had excoriated Bono for joining me at the MCA event without getting more in return.” The highlighting was mine. Soros pops up further down in this long entry, in the “quotes section” as well.

Bush also includes some of his speech after a trip to see a grim “slave museum” in Africa: “At this place, liberty and life were stolen and sold. Human beings were delivered and sorted, and weighted, and branded with the marks of commercial enterprises, and loaded as cargo on a voyage without return.” Yes it is good that we acknowledge history and refrain from repeating atrocities, but we cannot let our guard down and expect others to be as civil. A day may come when Europeans are enslaved after being subjugated either by an alien population reaching majority status within our continent or by foreign invaders breaching our depleted defences….It is naive to expect gratitude or that western charity will be reciprocated. We should never take friendliness for granted or expect that the rest of the world put their arms down just because we do it. People are still kidnapped and sold into slavery by international organised crime cartels today. Women and children are forced into prostitution. Human beings are subjected to illegal “organ harvesting.” Militant muslim fighters re-opened ancient slave markets. If anything there should be an intellectual awakening in the west to the violent and dangerous nature of man. Especially in regards to the hate directed towards us. Only then will we be equipped to confront future challenges.

“I am always amazed when I hear Democrats say the financial crisis happened because Republicans pushed deregulation.” (p.455)

BOMBSHELL→ I intended to paste this quote further down in my entry. But since the general attention span in today’s society equals nil I had to put it here: “West Germany emerged as the engine of European prosperity and a vital beacon of freedom during the Cold War. Japan grew into the world’s second-larger economy and the lynchpin of security in the Pacific. South Korea became one of our largest trading partners and a strategic bulwark against its neighbour to the north. All three countries benefited from relatively homogenous populations and peaceful postwar environments. In Iraq, the journey would be more difficult.” (my highlighting) Ha! Take that. Everyone with more than two brain cells know the pitfalls of multiculturalism. But what is this? On page 357 Bush finally reveals the inevitable challenges posed by the glorified multi-ethnic utopia that political forces have fought so hard to implement upon us Europeans? H-y-s-t-e-r-i-c-a-l. There goes your post-modern enlightenment values straight out of the window. Or down the toilet. It took me 357 pages to finally find a truthful sentence about the difficulty of implementing post-modern bliss around the world. People are different. Races are different. Ethnicities are different. We create the systems and adapt the values that resonates the most with our genetic inheritance. Thank you Bush. I can’t believe you actually wrote that. “With time and steadfast American support, I had confidence that democracy in Iraq would succeed. That confidence was tested daily.” (My highlight)…ehhh…whatever…when someone is strong in the faith I guess there is no turning back. Whatever. I will celebrate the fact that there at least was some sort of admission about the fallibility of multiculturalism…that is more than what our current European leadership will give us…

I see my country & continent die in slow-motion. Only isolation can spare me the reminder of our perdition. Only self-imposed ignorance can muffle my sadness – but nothing can kill my spirit when faced with the truth – and all truth bequests me is fury and anger.

On a positive note, at least from an American perspective, this book highlights America’s impressive military capabilities and conveys some truly touching stories of the commitment and attitude of American soldiers who hailed Bush as their leader and dedicated all of their strength physically and psychologically to take down America’s enemies and win the war on terror. It is impossible to not get emotional when reading some of these stories.

Of course it is understandable that fighting abroad was justifiable in the name of national security when a primitive looking ensemble broadcasting from what looked like a cave or something over in the impoverished country of Afghanistan could wreak such havoc upon the USA. Bush describes his encounters with troops wounded in battle and grieving families imploring him to keep on going, as they didn’t want their sons or spouses to have died in vain. Bush describes one mother who became an anti-war protester: “She is a mother who clearly loved her son. The grief caused by his loss was so profound that it consumed her life. My hope is that one day she and all the families of our fallen troops will be comforted to see a free Iraq and a more peaceful world as a fitting memorial to the sacrifice of their loved ones.”

After reading that section I couldn’t help but wonder if such a sentiment will ever take hold when there is such a vast geographical distance? That is a question I will not even attempt to answer.

“I wished there were some way to hold individual firms to account while sparing the rest of the country. But every economist I trusted told me that was impossible. The well-being of Main Street was directly linked to the fate of Wall Street.” (p.460)

Bush describes their military victories in Iraq and the Iraqi people’s desire for freedom. This hunger for liberation seceded though when faced with the gruelling fear of terror. Bush writes on page 371: “I read accounts of sectarian extremists torturing civilians with power drills, kidnapping patients from hospitals, and blowing up worshippers during Friday prayers.” A grizzly account for sure. While violence was rampant Americans kept pushing for elections and the apparent success of democracy. According to this book the problem was fortification. Maintaining strongholds. The strategy was to train the Iraqis to look after themselves. This failed and a new strategy was therefore needed.

What is especially interesting to note, was intercepted communication from one of the extremist leaders in Iraq, where it was obvious that their objective was to prolong the war effort by dividing the various tribes in Iraq further. It is obvious that they wanted to drag “the unbelievers” into a drawn-out quagmire.

Touchingly Bush writes on page 373: “I marvelled at the contrast between a regime so brutal that it would hack off men’s hands and a society so compassionate that it would help restore their dignity. I believed the Iraqi man who wrote those words spoke for millions of his fellow citizens. They were grateful to America for their liberation. They wanted to live in freedom. And I would not give up on them.”

“I had opposed Jimmy Carter’s bailout of Chrysler in 1979 and believed strongly that government should stay out of the auto business. Yet the economy was extremely fragile, and my economic advisers had warned the immediate bankruptcy of the Big Three could cost more than a million jobs, decrease tax revenues by $150 billion, and set back America’s GDP by hundreds of billions of dollars.” (p.468)

Bush describes the success of the legendary General Petraeus: “Lincoln discovered Generals Grant and Sherman. Roosevelt had Eisenhower and Bradley. I found David Petraeus and Ray Odierno.” And concludes his “Surge” chapter with:

“A free and peaceful Iraq is in our vital strategic interest. It can be a valuable ally at the heart of the Middle East, a source of stability in the region, and a beacon of hope to political reformers in its neighbourhood and around the world. Like the democracies we helped build in Germany, Japan, and South Korea, a free Iraq will make us safer for generations to come.” Hmm….all I could think about when reading that was of the current mess in Germany and the nationalist uprising in Japan. But oh well…..

There is no doubt that the US military kicks ass and that the famous surge at the command of Petraeus worked. I guess the issue was that highly skilled and competent US warriors thought or were told that Iraqis would be equipped to just take over. Why people would think that when reading about how quickly the US military could successfully take over both Afghanistan and Iraq beats me. There is an obvious diversity between the best America has to offer and whatever it is that dysfunctional low-performing societies in the middle east can conjure. It is obvious that the militant Islamist have some impressive strategists and masterminds behind their operations, but as a group of people I personally think that their situation looks dire if modern science and cluster imaging of traits is to be believed. Which it should be, since it is based on scientific facts. The US military is an elite and a damn impressive one. It surely cannot be claimed that such a force can be easily replaced?

Bush offers some crucial facts about the 9/11 attack:

“The toll of 9/11 will always be measured by the 2,973 lives stolen and many others devastated. But the economic cost was shattering as well. The New York Stock Exchange shut down for four days, the longest suspension of trading since the Great Depression. When the markets reopened, the Dow Jones plunged 684 points, the biggest single-day drop in history – to that point. …

By the end of the year, more than a million Americans had lost their jobs. “The United States and the rest of the world are likely to experience a full-blown recession now,” one economist predicted.

That was what the terrorists intended. “Al Qaeda spent $500,000 on the event,” Osama bin Laden later bragged, “while America . . . lost – according to the lowest estimate – $500 billion.” He outlined what he called a “bleed-until-bankruptcy” strategy and said, “It is very important to concentrate on hitting the U.S. economy through all possible means.” (p.443)

On Palestinian elections in 2005 Bush writes: “Some interpreted the results as a setback for peace. I wasn’t so sure. Hamas had run on a platform of clean government and efficient public services, not war with Israel.” Why should we assume honesty? Is this a symptom of our high-trust societies, that we venture forth into the world clad from top to toe in idealism? “We sent financial assistance and deployed a high-ranking general to help train the Palestinian security forces.” We display open palms with trust as our currency, offering a peaceful handshake while expecting low-trust societies to respond to this in the same manner that our own kin would. This can explain our blind immigration policy in Europe, feminist politics in Sweden, resulting in their loss of control over their own territory. A European inability to enforce the law of individual nations within every inch of their territory. This can explain bewildered politicians expressing in Norwegian newspapers the importance of getting Norwegian born Jihadis back to Norwegian soil to offer them psychological help. Obama’s ignorant belief that jobs could destroy terrorism, when well-integrated, well-adjusted, high-achieving Jihadis left comfortable England to fight a holy war.

This also explains how I can live in the countryside of England where neighbours simply put up a sign saying how much money to leave behind when picking up eggs, cards, newspapers, or drinks that are neither guarded by people or locked away in cupboards.

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The church is always open where I live, all interactions are based on trust – people will reciprocate this trust and stay true to their word. (I don’t live in a particularly diverse area by the way). In London this level of trust is absent. Water bottles that had been set out for runners during the London marathon some years ago were stolen. The other day I saw an interesting article about how a transport system somewhere in the western world wouldn’t release CCTV footage or reveal the ethnicity of those guilty of crimes on their transport network, as apparently they saw this as racist or building up around subconscious bias. In Sweden they’ve stopped collecting crime data, since the findings are “racist,” in Norway officers are instructed to compare criminals with the crime-level of their countries of origin, since it is fairer to compare an Afghan criminal to crime levels in Afghanistan than to those of Norwegians. Welcome to multicultural, political correct hell.

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A public toilet in London … Toilet usage has all of a sudden become a major issue all over Europe.

Only those who have been exposed to street level diversity and those officers in the streets tasked to deal with “unfortunate crimes that could jeopardise the utopian vision” know the truth. Diversity is not unity. It is the equivalence of division and hate. The multicultural utopia can only be held together with l-i-e-s. A failure to realise this seals the fate of what is left of Europe and also the USA. Our constructs will wither, like those we left behind in Africa. Our culture will be erased. Everything our forefathers built will be left in ruins. Some smart folks might say that Europe has waged war against its own countless times before, but I dare to say that no threats have ever been greater than those we face today as there is no interest to conserve even a smidgen of what is ours.

 

” . . . I had to safeguard American workers and families from a widespread collapse. I also had my successor in mind. I decided to treat him the way I would like to have been treated if I were in his position.” (p.469)

“. . . my administration and the regulators underestimated the extent of the risks taken by Wall Street.” (p.470)

Ok – time for some humour courtesy of Bush. On page 412 Bush describes meeting Angela Merkel. Apparently she complained about how horrible it was to grow up in communist East Germany where “her mother constantly warned her not to mention family discussions in public. The secret police, the Stasi, were everywhere.” Ha-ha-ha-ha … That is rich as hell coming from Merkel who appointed an ex-Stasi official to spy on the “evil-alt-right.” Fantastic. Bush continues: “It was hard to believe that less than twenty years had passed since tens of millions of Europeans lived like that.” Øhø…If you are looking for an alt-right propaganda tool look no further than George W.Bush’s “Decisions Points.” I’ve highlighted this whole section due to its importance. I really hope that people bother to read this entry and the whole book. And if people do I hope that they read it paying attention to the things that are popping out to me. Angela Merkel complaining about not being allowed to express her political opinions in Stasi Germany is f—– priceless.

Bush finally departs from his naiveté when describing the Iranian and North Korean leaderships:

“Ahmadinejad called Israel “a stinking corpse” that should be “wiped off the map.” He dismissed the Holocaust as a “myth.” He used a United Nations speech to predict that the hidden imam would reappear to save the world. I started to worry we were dealing with more than just a dangerous leader. This guy could be nuts.” (p.416)

“When I took office in 2001, an estimated one million North Koreans had died of starvation in the preceding six years. Meanwhile, Kim Jong-il cultivated his appetite for fine cognac, luxury Mercedes, and foreign films. He built a cult of personality that required North Koreans to worship him  as a godlike leader. His propaganda machine claimed that he could control the weather, had written six renewed operas, and had scored five holes in one during his first round of golf.” (p.423)

“I told my national security team that dealing with Kim Jong-il reminded me of raising children.” (p.423)

This work is a fascinating read to say the least. To call it a page-turner would be an understatement.

It is particularly interesting to read about how the former President weighted his decisions. About all of the various input from advisors, how tough it is to run for office, how chance/luck always plays a major role and how active Bush Jr, was in his youth. Nobody can surely claim that G.W.Bush was inexperienced regardless of whether one chooses to agree with him in hindsight. The former president illustrates perfectly what a daunting undertaking it is to be the President of The United States. This is certainly a book that I would strongly recommend. It should be read by all regardless of their political convictions. I would also like to add that this is the first book I’ve read in a very long time without any typos at all.

“History can debate the decisions I made, the policies I chose, and the tools I left behind. But there can be no debate about one fact: After the nightmare of September 11, America went seven and a half years without another successful terrorist attack on our soil. If I had to summarise my most meaningful accomplishment as president in one sentence, that would be it.” (p.181)

What follows are some very interesting quotes from George W. Bush himself; as always I recommend that people read the work in its entirety, but for those of you who can’t be bothered and in the name of sharing crucial information; well here we go:

While visiting his father in China Bush observed:

” In 1975, China was emerging from the Cultural Revolution, its government’s effort to purify and revitalise society. Communist officials had set up indoctrination programs, broadcast propaganda over omnipresent loudspeakers, and sought to stamp out any evidence of China’s ancient history. Mobs of young people lashed out against their elders and attacked the intellectual elite. The society was divided against itself and cascading into anarchy.” (pp. 22-23)

Bush on the art of campaigning:

“On the Fourth of July, we campaigned in Muleshoe, in the far northern part of the district. In the May primary, I had received 6 of the 230 votes cast in Bailey County. The way I saw it, I had plenty of room for improvement. Laura and I smiled and waved at the spectators from the back of our white pickup truck. Nobody cheered. Nobody even waved. People looked at us like we were aliens. By the end I was convinced the only supporter I had in Muleshoe was the one sitting next to me.” (p.41)

“I learned that allowing your opponent to define you is one of the biggest mistakes you can make in a campaign. And I discovered that I could accept defeat and move on.” (p.41)

This reminds me of the last Presidential election. Both how “grab a pussy” was revealed at a point when those who published the conversation obviously thought that it would yield the greatest impact and the re-opening of the Clinton investigation:

“Then, four days before the election, Lawrence Walsh, the prosecutor investigating the Iran-Contra scandal of the Reagan administration, dropped an indictment on former defence secretary Caspar Weinberger. The indictment dominated the news and halted the campaign’s momentum. Democratic lawyer Robert Bennett, who represented Cap, later called the indictment “one of the greatest abuses of prosecutorial power I have ever encountered.”” (pp.49-50)

This reminds me of all of Hillary Clinton’s celebrity endorsements:

” Ross Perot weighed in on the race, endorsing Ann Richards. It didn’t bother me. I’ve always thought that endorsements in politics are overrated. They rarely help, and sometimes they hurt. ” (p.55)

Bush on describing his team:

“While Dick helped with important parts of our base, he had become a lightning rod for criticism from the media and the left. He was seen as dark and heartless – the Darth Vader of the administration. Dick didn’t care much about his image – which I liked – but that allowed the caricatures to stick. One myth was that Dick was actually running the White House. Everyone inside the building, including the vice president, knew that was not true. But the impression was out there.” (p.87)

“Colin (Powell) and Don (Rumsfeld) were always respectful to each other in my presence. Over time I realised they were like a pair of old duelers who kept their own pistols in their holsters, but let their seconds and thirds fire away.” (p.87)

” Colin Powell made it easier for me. That same spring of 2004, he told me he was ready to move on. He had served three tough years and was naturally fatigued. He was also a sensitive man who had been wounded by the infighting and discouraged by the failure to find weapons of mass destructions in Iraq.” (p.90)

” I felt for Don (Rumsfeld)  again in the spring of 2006, when a group of retired generals launched a barrage of public criticism against him. While I was still considering a personal change, there was no way I was going to let a group of retired officers bully me into pushing out the civilian secretary of defence. It would have looked like a military coup and would have set a disastrous precedent.” (p.93)

“It seems to me that there was another argument against Harriet, one that went largely unspoken: How could I name someone who did not run in elite legal circles? Harriet had not gone to an Ivy League law school. Her personal style compounded the doubts. She is not glib. She is not fancy. She thinks hard before she speaks – a trait so rare in Washington that it was mistaken for intellectual slowness.” (p.101)

“While the idea of selecting a woman still appealed to me, I could not find any as qualified as Sam Alito. … Our critics knew they would not be able to block Sam’s confirmation, but they subjected him to a nasty hearing anyway. They tried to paint him as a racist, a radical, a bigot, anything they could think of – all based on zero evidence. I was disgusted by the demagoguery. As one senator recounted the false charges, Sam’s wife, Martha Ann, broke into tears. Her reaction was so genuine that even some Democrats realised they had gone too far.” (p.102)

Bush on dealing with embryo based research:

“That  scene was not the creation of Jay Lefkowitz, the bright lawyer reading aloud to me in the Oval Office in 2001. It came from Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel, Brave New World. With the recent breakthroughs in biotechnology and genetics, the book now seemed chillingly relevant. So did its lesson: For all its efficiency, Huxley’s utopian world seemed sterile, joyless, and empty of meaning. The quest to perfect humanity ended in the loss of humanity.” (p.106)

“That same day, I also met with representatives of National Right to Life. They opposed any research that destroyed embryos. They pointed out that each tiny stem cell cluster had the potential to grow into a person. In fact, all of us had started our lives in this early state. As evidence, they pointed to a new program run by Nightlight Christian Adoptions. The agency secured permission from IVF participants to place their unused frozen embryos up for adoption. Loving mothers had the embryos implanted in them and carried the babies – known as snowflakes – to term. The message was unmistakable: Within every frozen embryo were the beginnings of a child.” (p.115)

“As one put it, “The fact that a being is going to die does not entitle us to use it as a natural resource for exploitation.” (p.115)

“Many of the first to turn against the policy were scientists. By providing some federal funding, I had whetted their appetite for more. In the spring of 2002, I addressed a major complaint by allowing privately funded embryonic stem cell research to be conducted at facilities that received federal dollars. It was an important step, but it did not satisfy the scientists, who constantly demanded more … Politicians recognised that they, too, could capitalise on the issue. By 2004, Democrats had concluded that stem cell research was a political winner. … Nonetheless, Kerry’s campaign used stem cell research as the foundation for a broader attack, labelling my positions “anti-science.” The charge was false. I had supported science by funding alternative stem cell research, promoting clean energy development, increasing federal spending on technology research, and launching a global AIDS initiative. Yet the demagoguery continued all the way up to the election. The low point came in October, when Kerry’s running mate, Senator John Edwards, told  a political rally in Iowa that if Kerry became president, “people like Christopher Reeve will get up out of that wheelchair and walk again.” (pp.120-121)

This segment was of such interest that I made the decision to quote it in its entirety:

“The stem cell debate was an introduction to a phenomenon I witnessed throughout my presidency: highly personal criticism. Partisan opponents and commentators questioned my legitimacy, my accent, and my religious beliefs. I was labeled a Nazi, a war criminal, and Satan himself. That last one came from a foreign leader, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. One lawmaker called me both a loser and a liar. He became majority leader of the U.S. Senate.

In some ways, I wasn’t surprised. I had endured plenty of rough politics in Texas. I had seen Dad and Bill Clinton derided by their opponents and the media. Abraham Lincoln was compared to a baboon. Even George Washington became so unpopular that political cartoons showed the hero of the American Revolution being marched to a guillotine. Yet the death spiral of decency during my time in office, exacerbated by the advent of twenty-four-hour cable news and hyper-partisan political blogs, was deeply disappointing. The toxic atmosphere in American politics discourages good people from running for office.

Over time, the petty insults and name-calling hardened into conventional wisdom. Some have said I should have pushed back harder against the caricatures. But I felt it would debase the presidency to stoop to the critics’ level. I had run on a promise to change the tone in Washington. I took that vow seriously and tried to do my part, but I rarely succeeded. The shrill debate never affected my decisions. I read a lot of history, and was struck by how many presidents had endured harsh criticism. The measure of their character, and often their success, was how they responded. Those who based decisions on principle, to some snapshot of public opinion, were often vindicated over time.

George Washington once wrote that leading by conviction gave him “a consolation within that no earthly efforts can deprive me of.” He continued: “The arrows of malevolence, however barbed and well pointed, never can reach the most vulnerable part of me.” I read those words in Presidential Courage, written by historian Michael Beschloss in 2007. As I told Laura, if they’re still assessing George Washington’s legacy more than two centuries after he left office, this George W. doesn’t have to worry about today’s headlines.” (pp.121-122)

This quote is particularly valid in today’s political environment, take note:

“Congress’s response to my veto was not so warm. The Democratic sponsor of the bill erupted with a statement claiming that my veto was based on “cynical political gain.” It was hard to see how, since most polls showed my stem cell stance was not popular. As punishment for my veto, Democrats refused to pass legislation supporting research into alternative sources of stem cells. The message was that if they couldn’t fund stem cell research that destroyed embryos, they would prefer to fund none at all. So much for their passionate desire to see new cures.” (p.124) – [the highlighting is my own] – [I just wanted to bring attention to how caring the “caring-party” truly is] –

On dealing with 9/11 & the new rules of engagement in a modern era:

“Senator Tom Daschle, the Democratic majority leader, issued one cautionary note. He said I should be careful about the word war because it had such powerful implications. I listened to his concerns, but I disagreed. If four coordinated attacks by a terrorist network that had pledged to kill as many Americans as possible was not an act of war, then what was it? A breach of diplomatic protocol?” (p.142)

“Late in  the afternoon of September 12, I made the short trip across the Potomac to the Pentagon. The building was smoldering, and there were still bodies inside. Don Rumsfeld and I walked   the crash site and thanked the work crews for their devotion. At one point, a team of workers  atop the building unfurled a giant American flag. It was a sign of defiance and resolve, exactly what the nation needed to see.” (p.142)

“The CIA believed that there were more al Qaeda operatives in the United States and that they wanted to attack America with biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons. It was hard to imagine anything more devastating than 9/11, but a terrorist attack with weapons of mass destruction would qualify.” (p.144)

“On 9/11, it was obvious the law enforcement approach to terrorism  had failed. Suicidal men willing to fly passenger planes into buildings were not common criminals. They could not be deterred by the threat of prosecution. … The war would be different from any America had fought in the past. We had to uncover the terrorists’ plots. We had to track their movements and disrupt their operations.” (p.154)

“I was frustrated that Democrats would delay an urgent security measure to placate labor unions.” (p.156)

“Striking the right balance between alerting and alarming the public remained a challenge for the rest of the administration. As time passed, some critics charged that we inflated the threat or manipulated alert levels for political benefit. They were flat wrong. We took the intelligence seriously and did the best we could to keep the American people informed and safe.” (p.159)

On the PATRIOT Act:

“The last thing I wanted was to allow the freedom and access to information provided by American libraries to be utilised against us by al Qaeda.

Lawmakers recognised the urgency of the threat and passed the PATRIOT Act 98 to 1 in the Senate and 357 to 66 in the House. I signed the bill into law on October 26, 2001. “We took time to look at it, we took time to read it, and we took time to remove those parts that were unconstitutional and those parts that would have actually  hurt liberties of all Americans,” Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont said. His Democratic colleague, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, added, “If there is one key word that underscores this bill, it is ‘balance.’ In the new post-September 11 society we face, balance is going to be a key word….Balance and reason have prevailed.”

Over the next five years, the PATRIOT Act helped us break up potential terror cells in New York, Oregon, Virginia, and Florida.” (p.161)

“As the freshness of 9/11 faded, so did the overwhelming congressional support for the PATRIOT Act. Civil liberties advocates and commentators on the wings of both parties mischaracterized the law as a stand-in for everything they disliked about the war on terror. … My one regret about the PATRIOT Act is its name. When my administration sent the bill to Capitol Hill, it was initially called the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001. Congress got clever and renamed it. As a result, there was an implication that people who opposed the law were unpatriotic. That was not what I intended. I should have pushed Congress to change the name of the bill before I signed it.” (p.162)

“….if a terrorist in Afghanistan contacted a terrorist in Pakistan, NSA could intercept their conversation. But if the same terrorist called someone in the United States, or sent an email that touched an American computer server, NSA had to apply for a court order. That made no sense. Why would it be tougher to monitor al Qaeda communications with terrorists inside the United States than with their associates overseas?” (p.163)

When extending  the authority of the NSA Bush explains:

“They concluded that conducting surveillance against our enemies in war fell within the authorities granted by the congressional war resolution and the constitutional authority of the commander in chief. Abraham Lincoln had wiretapped telegraph machines during the Civil War. Woodrow Wilson had ordered the interception of virtually every telephone and telegraph message going into or out of the United States during World War I. Franklin Roosevelt had allowed the military to read and censor communications during World War II.” (p.163)

“They assured me the Terrorist Surveillance Program had been carefully designed to protect the civil liberties of innocent people. The purpose of the program was to monitor so-called dirty numbers, which intelligence professionals had reason to believe belonged to al Qaeda operatives. Many had been found in the cell phones or computers of terrorists captured on the battlefield. If we inadvertently intercepted any portion of purely domestic communications, the violation would be reported to the Justice Department for investigation. To be sure the program was used only as long as necessary, it had to be regulated reassessed and reapproved.

I gave the order to proceed with the program. We considered going to Congress to get legislation, but key members from both parties who received highly classified briefings on the program agreed that the surveillance was necessary and that a legislative debate was not possible without exposing our methods to the enemy.

I knew the Terrorist Surveillance Program would prove controversial one day. Yet I believed it was necessary. The rubble at the World Trade Centre was still smoldering. Every morning I received intelligence reports about another possible attack. Monitoring terrorist communications into the United States was essential to keeping the American people safe.” (p.164)

About the Islamic shoe-bomber:

“Reid’s case made clear we needed a new policy for dealing with captured terrorists. In this new kind of war, there is no more valuable source of intelligence on potential attacks than the terrorists themselves. Amid the steady stream of threats after 9/11, I grappled with three of the most critical decisions I would make in the war on terror: where to hold captured enemy fighters, how to determine their legal status and ensure they eventually faced justice, and how to learn what they knew about future attacks so we could protect the American people.” (p.165)

Bush describing Guantanamo Bay:

“At Guantanamo, detainees were given clean and safe shelter, three meals a day, a personal copy of the Koran, the opportunity to pray five times daily, and the same medical care their guards received. They had access to exercise space and a library stocked with books and DVDs. One of the most popular was an Arabic translation of Harry Potter.

Over the years, we invited members of Congress, journalists, and international observers to visit Guantanamo and see the conditions for themselves. Many came away surprised by what they found. A Belgian official inspected Guantanamo five times and called it a “model prison” that offered detainees better treatment than Belgian prisons.” (p.166)

Bush on the Geneva Conventions & al Qaeda:

“The purpose of Geneva was to provide incentives for nation-state to fight wars by an agreed set of rules that protect human  dignity and innocent life – and to punish warriors who do not. But the terrorists did not represent a nation-state. They had not signed the Geneva Conventions. Their entire mode of operation – intentionally killing the innocent – defied the principles of Geneva. And if al Qaeda captured an American, there was little chance they would treat him humanely.” (p.167)

On negotiating with terrorists:

“America has a longstanding policy of not negotiating with terrorists, and I continued it. I knew that if I accepted one terrorist’s demands, it would only encourage more kidnappings. Our military and intelligence assets were searching urgently for Pearl, but they couldn’t make it in time. In his final moments, Danny Pearl said, “My father is Jewish, my mother is Jewish, I am Jewish.” Then his al Qaeda captors slit his throat.

On the trial of terrorists:

As I made my decision on Geneva protection, I also decided to create a legal system to determine the innocence or guilt of detainees. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, William McKinley, and Franklin Roosevelt had faced similar dilemmas of how to bring captured enemy combatants to justice during wartime. All had reached the same conclusion: a court operated by the military” (p.167)

On “enhanced interrogation”:

“Zubaydah later explained to interrogators why he started answering questions again. His understanding of Islam was that he had to resist interrogation only up to a certain point. Waterboarding was the technique that allowed him to reach that threshold, fulfil his religious duty, and then cooperate. “You must do this for all the brothers,” he said. (p.169)

This whole segment was of such interest that I had to quote the whole thing:

“Of the thousands of terrorists we captured in the years after 9/11, about a hundred were placed into the CIA program. About a third of those were questioned using enhanced techniques. Three were waterboarded. The information the detainees in the CIA program revealed constituted more than half of what the CIA knew about al Qaeda.

Their interrogations helped break up plots to attack American military and diplomatic facilities abroad, Heathrow Airport and Canary Wharf in London, and multiple targets in the United States. Experts in the intelligence community told me that without the CIA program, there would have been another attack on the United States.

After we implemented the CIA program, we briefed a small number of lawmakers from both parties on its existence. At the time, some were concerned we weren’t pushing hard enough. But years later, once the threat seemed less urgent and the political winds had shifted, many lawmakers became fierce critics. They charged that Americans had committed unlawful torture. That was not true. I had asked the most senior legal officers in the U.S. government to review the interrogation methods, and they had assured me they did not constitute torture.

To suggest that our intelligence personnel violated the law by following the legal guidance they received is insulting and wrong. The CIA interrogation program saved lives. Had we captured more al Qaeda operatives with significant intelligence value, I would have used the program for them as well.” (p.171)

On dealing with the media and opposition:

“I was disappointed in the Times and angry at whoever had betrayed their country by leaking the story. … The left responded with hysteria.” (p.176)

“Other lawmakers compared the conduct of our military and CIA professionals to the Taliban and Saddam Hussein.” (p.179)

“While I believe opening Guantanamo after 9/11 was necessary, the detention facility had become a propaganda tool for our enemies and a distraction for our allies.” (p.180)

“From the beginning, I knew the public reaction to my decisions would be coloured by whether there was another attack. If none happened, whatever I did would probably look like an overreaction. If we were attacked again, people would demand to know why I hadn’t done more.” (p.180)

After describing a remarkably swift and impressive victory in Afghanistan hailed by the international community, Bush goes on to describe how the project started spiralling downwards in the “nation building phase”:

“There was little coordination between countries, and no one devoted enough resources to the effort. The German initiative to build the national police had fallen short. The Italian mission to reform the justice system had failed. The British-led counternarcotics campaign showed results in some areas, but drug production had boomed in fertile southern provinces like Helmand.

The Afghan National Army that America trained had improved, but in an attempt to keep the Afghan government from taking on an unsustainable expense we had kept the army too small. The multilateral military mission proved a disappointment as well. Every member of NATO had sent troops to Afghanistan. So had more than a dozen other countries. But many parliaments imposed heavy  restrictions – known as national caveats – on what their troops were permitted to do. Some were not allowed to patrol at night. Others could not engage in combat. The result was a disorganised and ineffective force, with troops fighting by different rules and many not fighting at all.

Failures in the Afghan government contributed to the problem. While I liked and respected President Karzai, there was too much corruption. Warlords pocketed large amounts of customs revenue that should have gone to Kabul. Others took a cut of the profits from the drug trade.

The result was that Afghans lost faith in their government. With nowhere else to turn, many Afghans relied on the Taliban and ruthless extremist commanders like Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and Jalaluddin Haqqani.” (p.211)

Bush on the “Pakistani issue”:

“The primary cause of the trouble did not originate in Afghanistan or, as some suggested, in Iraq. It came from Pakistan.” (p.212)

“Over time, it became clear that Musharraf either would not or could not fulfil all his promises. Part of the problem was Pakistan’s obsession with India. In almost every conversation we had, Musharraf accused India of wrongdoing. Four days after 9/11, he told me the Indians were “trying to equate us with terrorists and trying to influence your mind.” As a result, the Pakistani military spent most of its resources preparing for war with India. Its troops were trained to wage a conventional battle with its neighbour, not counterterrorism operations in the tribal areas. The fight against extremists came second.

A related problem was that Pakistani forces pursued the Taliban much less aggressively than they pursued al Qaeda. Some in the Pakistani intelligence service, the ISI, retained close ties to Taliban officials. Others wanted an insurance policy in case America abandoned Afghanistan and India tried to gain influence there.” (pp.213-214)

Bush on the hostile relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan:

“I invited Karzai and Musharraf to dinner at the White House in September 2006. When I welcomed them in the Rose Garden, they refused to shake hands or even look at each other. The mood did not improve when we sat down for dinner in the Old Family Dining Room. Dick Cheney, Condi Rice, Steve Hadley, and I watched as Karzai and Musharraf traded barbs. At one point, Karzai accused Musharraf of harbouring the Taliban.

“Tell me where they are!” Musharraf responded testily. “You know where they are!” Karzai fired back. “If I did, I would get them” said Musharraf. “Go do it!” Karzai persisted. I started to wonder whether this dinner had been a mistake. I told Musharraf and Karzai that the stakes were too high for personal bickering. I kept the dinner going for two and a half hours, trying to help them find common ground.” (pp.215-216)

Bush on Pakistan’s “improved strategy” and commitment to anti-terrorist military actions:

“While well intentioned, the strategy failed. The tribes did not have the will or the capacity to control the extremists. Some estimates indicated that the flow of Taliban fighters into Afghanistan increased fourfold.” (p.216)

By the middle of 2008, I was tired of reading intelligence reports about extremist sanctuaries in Pakistan. I thought back to a meeting I’d had with Special Forces in Afghanistan in 2006.

“Are you guys getting everything you need?” I asked. One SEAL raised his hand and said, “No, sir.” I wondered what his problem might be. “Mr.President,” he said, “we need permission to go kick some ass inside Pakistan.” (p.217)

Bush recounts a touching moment, displaying the admirable commitment and sense of duty among American soldiers:

“There in that lonely hangar, in the nation where 9/11 was planned, in the eighth year of a war to protect America, these men on the front lines chose to reenlist.” (p.221)

Leading up to the infamous Iraq War:

“By early 2001, Saddam Hussein was waging a low-grade war against the United States. In 1999 and 2000, his forces had fired seven hundred times at our pilots patrolling the no-fly zones.” (p.228)

“Saddam Hussein wasn’t just a sworn enemy of America. He had fired at our aircraft, issued a statement praising 9/11, and made an assassination attempt on a former president, my father.” (p.228)

“Saddam Hussein didn’t just violate international demands. He had defied sixteen UN resolutions, dating back to the Gulf War. (p.228)

Here comes an interesting segment; I lived in France when America decided to “invade” Iraq (pretty much everyone referred to it as an invasion). I read in the French papers that the government were against the initiative due to their business dealings with Saddam, this of course shed doubt on their “moral” justification for opposing the war:

“Vladimir Putin didn’t consider Saddam a threat. It seemed to me that part of the reason was Putin didn’t want to jeopardise Russia’s lucrative oil contracts. France also had significant economic interest in Iraq.” (p.233)

“But when the German elections arrived later that year, Schroeder had a different take. He denounced the possibility of using force against Iraq. His justice minister said, “Bush wants to divert attention from domestic political problems . . . Hitler also did that.” I was shocked and furious. It was hard to think of anything more insulting than being compared to Hitler by a German official. I continued to work with Gerhard Schroeder on areas of mutual interest. But as someone who valued personal diplomacy, I put a high premium on trust. Once that trust was violated, it was hard to have a constructive relationship again.” (p.234)

When Bush spoke in front of the UN Security Council asking for a new UN resolution forcing Saddam to reveal his WMD:

“The vote was unanimous, 15 to 0. Not only had France voted for the resolution, but so had Russia, China, and Syria. The world was now on record: Saddam had a “final opportunity to comply” with his obligation to disclose and disarm. If he did not, he would face “serious consequences.” (p.241)

Pushed by Tony Blair who recommended Bush to address the Security Council once more when Saddam still proved to be difficult, Colin Powell delivered his infamous speech about Iraq’s WMD. Probably one of the most famous moments of the Bush administration. It seemed like the Security Council weren’t particularly interested in enforcing the “serious consequences” they had warned about:

“We are both moral men,” Jaques Chirac told me after Colin’s speech. “But in this case, we see morality differently.” I replied politely, but I thought to myself: If a dictator who tortures and gasses his people is not immoral, then who is? Three days later, Chirac stepped in front of the cameras and said, “Nothing today justifies war.” He, Gerhard Schroeder, and Vladimir Putin issued a joint statement of opposition. All three of them sat on the Security Council. The odds of a second resolution looked bleak.” (p.245)

It is an interesting thing to note that Bush writes: ” gasses his people.” The Kurds weren’t part of Saddam’s tribe, so what worth did they have to him? Again we get a glimpse of a fundamental lack of understanding of low-trust, extreme-tribal societies far removed from the excessively civic-minded, high-trust societies of Europe. Something that must have lingered on in certain parts of America as Bush described his childhood home in Texas as a place where no one locked their front doors…These type of statements lend an incredible insight into the “American mindset” where introduction to enlightenment ideas will automatically convert people to our way of life. If one operates under the belief that “all men are created equal” well then there isn’t much hope that western interference will ever come to a halt or that our own societies will survive – as massive immigration will be justified, since we are all the same and can function perfectly within a democratic, western, social construct. Bush goes on to share his take on the Iraq War critics:

“I’ve always wondered why many critics of the war did not acknowledge the moral argument made by people like Elie Wiesel. Many of those who demonstrated against military action in Iraq were devoted advocates of human rights. Yet they condemned me for using force to remove the man who had gassed the Kurds, mowed down the Shia by helicopter gunship, massacred the Marsh Arabs, and sent tens of thousands to mass graves. I understood why people might disagree on the threat Saddam Hussein posed to the United States. But I didn’t see how anyone could deny that liberating Iraq advanced the cause of human rights.” (p.248)

After the Americans and their allies had delivered yet another quick and impressive “take over” matters got ugly both in terms of PR and chaos in Baghdad:

“I hadn’t noticed the large banner my staff had placed on the bridge of the ship, positioned for TV. It read “Mission Accomplished.” It was intended as a tribute to the folks aboard the Lincoln, which had just completed the longest deployment for an aircraft carrier of its class. Instead, it looked like I was doing the victory dance I had warned against.” (p.257)

“In the weeks after liberation, Baghdad descended into a state of lawlessness. … Part of the explanation was that Saddam had released tens of thousands of criminals shortly before the war. But the problem was deeper than that. Saddam had warped the psychology of Iraqis in a way we didn’t fully understand.” (p.258)

“In some ways, the orders achieved their objectives. Iraq’s Shia and Kurds – the majority of the population – welcomed the clean break from Saddam. But the orders had a psychological impact I did not foresee. Many Sunnis took them as a signal they would have no place in Iraq’s future. This was especially dangerous in the case of the army. Instead of signing up for the new military, many joined the insurgency. In retrospect, I should have insisted on more debate on Jerry’s orders, especially on what message disbanding the army would send and how many Sunnis the de-Baathification would affect.” (p.259)

Here is an interesting thought. Was America as a nation played? And if so by who? After reading the following pages one can start to wonder…Bush writes in his book that everyone had intelligence about Saddam’s WMD. So did he ship them somewhere? Or did he lie? Was it all part of a grand scheme where Saddam behaved as if though he had something to hide – knowing that the Americans would come after him? Luring them into a situation he thought would cripple them? Was Saddam just the bait? These quotes, in fact these pages are of great interest:

“Their strategy was to present an image of Iraq as hopeless and unwinnable, swinging American public opinion against the war and forcing us to withdraw as we had in Vietnam.”

“When Saddam didn’t use WMD on our troops, I was relieved. When we didn’t discover the stockpile soon after the fall of Baghdad, I was surprised. When the whole summer passed without finding any, I was alarmed. The press corps constantly raised the question, “Where are the WMD?” I was asking the same thing.” (p.261)

“Nobody was lying. We were all wrong.” (p.262)

“No one was more shocked or angry than I was when we didn’t find the weapons.” (p.262)

On receiving Saddam’s pistol in a glass box from the Delta Team that captured him Bush writes:

“The pistol always reminded me that a brutal dictator, responsible for so much death and suffering, had surrendered to our troops while cowering in a hole.” (p.267)

These are some very interesting quotes from Bush:

“One of the ironies of the war is that we were criticized harshly by the left and some in the international community for wanting to build an empire in Iraq. We never sought that. In fact, we were so averse to anything that looked like an empire that we made our job far more difficult. By reducing our troop presence and focusing on training Iraqis, we inadvertently allowed the insurgency to gain momentum. Then al Qaeda fighters flocked to Iraq seeking a new safe haven, which made our mission both more difficult and more important.” (p.268)

“Every psychological profile I had read told me Saddam was a survivor. If he cared so much about staying in power, why would he gamble his regime by pretending to have WMD?

Part of the explanation came after Saddam’s capture, when he was debriefed by the FBI. He told agents that he was more worried about looking weak to Iran than being removed by the coalition.” (P.269)

“Had Saddam followed through on that intention, the world would likely have witnessed a nuclear arms race between Iraq and Iran. .. Instead, as a result of our actions in Iraq, one of America’s most committed and dangerous enemies stopped threatening us forever. The most volatile region in the world lost one of its greatest sources of violence and mayhem.” (p.270)

Our favourite Moriarty character makes a guest appearance: 

“Wealthy donors like investment mogul George Soros gave Kerry huge amounts of money….” (p.290)

Bush on the looming financial meltdown:

“By the summer of 2008, I had publicly called for GSE reform seventeen times. It turned out the eighteenth was the charm. All it took was the prospect of a global financial meltdown.” (p.455)

Bush’s account of the impending financial collapse and the repercussions for not only Americans but the “global economy” makes for a terrifying read. Bush describes trying to rescue the “sinking Titanic” a hopeless mission requiring federal interference through the purchasing and selling of public companies. This went completely against Bush’s free-market stance, but he saw himself as forced to “bail out Wall Street” due to the severe consequences that would manifest themselves as a result of bankruptcy upon bankruptcy among humongous businesses entrenched in all sort of enterprises far and wide. These pages read like a high-pace action thriller, where you’ll find yourself on the edge of your seat as a reader. The fact that major corporations are so sensitively interlinked in terms of their finances and investments/speculations is alarming for all, regardless of who they are or where they might live.

As we near the end of these 481 pages Bush writes:

“When I hung up the phone, I said a prayer that all would be well during my successor’s time. I thought about one of my favourite presidential quotes, from a letter John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail: “I pray Heaven to bestow the best blessings on this house and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.” His words are carved into the mantel above the fireplace of the State Dining Room.” (p.467)

Finally Bush closes with a wonderful epilogue and a touching acknowledgments section. All I can say is what a book. 10/10 for sure. Magnificent!

jon snow

Winter Is Coming.