Postcard from the Countryside

Scene from a fine Thanksgiving Day, 2015.


All it takes for evil to


Is for good men to do


Edmund Burke*

*If I’ve read the e-address correctly, the website doesn’t exist any more.

But by the field, in that sunshine, the sign poses the eternal challenge.


Sharia law ‘exists in Austria and Germany’

Source: Sharia law ‘exists in Austria and Germany’ – The Local In an interview with the Kronen Zeitung newspaper Sabatina James (not her real name) said that the teachings of the prophet Muhammad encourage violence. “He called for women to be beaten and for adulteresses to be stoned, for apostates to be executed… if all […] WAIT, THERE’S MORE…

Dutch Court to Rejected ‘Refugees’: Go Home or Starve

Geert W

Holland, which has been suffering from the “refugee” influx even before Muslim immigrants were called “refugees,” can now expel them without worrying about European notions of “human rights.”


Dutch PM: EU must control Muslim migration or risk turning into the Roman Empire

EU must stem migrant flow or risk the same fate as Roman Empire, warns Dutch PM as Sarkozy says multiculturalism has made West vulnerable to Islamist extremists Dutch PM Mark Rutte: ‘As we all know from the Roman Empire, big empires go down if the borders are not well protected’ He said that EU … Continue reading WAIT, THERE’S MORE…

Security steps may be spreading anxiety…

Security steps may be spreading anxiety...

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Watch What Happens when Armed Texas Patriots Surround this Mosque!

Armed Texas patriots took to the streets to protest a local mosque in Irving, Texas and the resettling of Syrian refugees in the area. Though the group was peaceful, Irving police was there in the crowd in large numbers and … Continue reading WAIT, THERE’S MORE…

Massive PR push underway to change American minds on Syrian Muslim resettlement to US

Jenny Yang

World Relief out in front!

You already know this is happening because you’ve probably seen the media campaign where you live. Pro-Syrian Muslim groups and the federal resettlement contractors*** are putting in motion a campaign like no other especially since they have learned that the majority of Americans don’t want the US State Department to bring in 10,000 Syrian, mostly Muslim, refugees and scatter them throughout the country.

LOL! They think if they utter the word “robust” in regards to the vetting process, the public will say—well, then by all means let them in! WTH is “robust?”

Jenny Yang, Washington DC lobbyist for World Relief spinning the Syrian refugee story.

Here is just one article about the media blitz by pro-Syrian groups and the No Borders movement, this one from Voice of America:

In three U.S. opinion polls published by Bloomberg, NBC News and the Washington Post/ABC News this month, 53 to 56 percent of respondents said no more Syrian refugees should enter. One reason cited by many respondents is a concern that Islamic State terrorists could slip through the U.S. refugee vetting process.

World Relief (National Association of Evangelicals) is one of the nine federally-funded resettlement contractors out in force in defense of their role in bringing in mostly Muslim Syrian refugees (98% so far are Sunni Muslims).

And, remember! The UN High Commissioner for Refugees told a Georgetown audience (here, we were there) that the Syrian Christians are not persecuted because the “regime” (Assad) is protecting them, therefore it is the Sunni Muslims that the UNHCR is focusing on and sending to your towns.

Here is World Relief’s Washington advocate (aka lobbyist) Jenny Yang:

Yang never tells the listening audience that World Relief is PAID BY THE HEAD by the US taxpayer for their work in ‘welcoming communities’ and that they work closely with businesses to supply them with cheap immigrant labor.

World Relief’s vice president of advocacy and policy, Jenny Yang, also appeared on Hashtag VOA, and said her organization works with businesses and religious groups around the country to provide Syrian refugees with jobs and welcoming communities.

World Relief is also reimbursed by the taxpayer through a match program for supplying the volunteers in churches who pick up the refugees at the airport!

“We equip churches to respond tangibly,” Yang said. “We work with them in picking up a refugee family at the airport, or providing them with a meal, or even inviting a family [to join them] for the holidays.”

Then here she is implying that they are saving the Christians, WORLD RELIEF IS NOT SAVING THE CHRISTIANS! The UNHCR is picking Sunni Muslims for resettlement to America and as a federal contractor, World Relief must resettle the Muslims or lose their federal funding (it is about the money!). Imagine having to dodge and weave like this! I repeat, they are not helping Christians!

Yang said World Relief believes there is a need to help religious minorities in the Middle East, including Christians. “But helping Christians doesn’t have to come at the expense of other refugees like Muslims who also are persecuted,” she said. “As Christian evangelicals, we believe that we can live out the calling of Jesus in welcoming the foreign-born and others into our communities.”

One of their favorite talking points is this one about how Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan are doing more than their fair share. But, please remember that the Syrians who have gone to those countries will be sent back to Syria the minute the fighting is over and will never become voting citizens of those countries. Those coming here will live permanently in the US, bring their family members and become voting citizens of America. And, it will never end. More than two decades after the Somali civil war the US (World Relief and others) are still resettling Somalis in small town America by the thousands!

Yang said the number of Syrian refugees that the Obama administration wants to welcome in fiscal year 2016 — 10,000 — is a “drop in the bucket” compared to the millions of Syrian refugees absorbed by Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.

More here at VOA.

World Relief is just one of nine federal contractors working to change America for Obama, for the NO Borders Left, and for the Democrat Party.

Go here for a list of cities where World Relief is doing its “welcoming” work. Any ‘pockets of resistance’ forming in these cities?

***Nine major federal contractors which like to call themselves VOLAGs (Voluntary agencies) which is such a joke considering how much federal money they receive:




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It’s Not All Doom and Gloom: Holiday Book Buying for 2015

Sure, a glance at the headlines may indicate that the global order is in collapse—but life goes on, and with it, the pleasant duty to purchase holiday gifts. When it comes to buying something for the readers in your life, the Washington Free Beacon‘s culture pages have you covered.

For loved ones who live, eat, and breathe politics, publishers have supplied more than adequate provisions in 2015. If you know someone who might like some forward-looking takes on the condition of the conservative movement, consider getting them Arthur Brooks’ new argument for a kind of compassionate conservatism, or this manifesto on “conservatarianism” by National Review‘s Charles Cooke. They might also like to look at how former senator and now Judge James L. Buckley proposes to return power to the states, or, in a similarly reformist vein, at how Charles Murray wants to do battle against federal overreach.

For those interested in how our current politics have grown so fractured and sclerotic, they should check out both James Piereson’s examination of the subject, as well as Jay Cost’s look at corruption and the American system of government. For an up-close tale of corruption—at least of the moral variety—and a look at how politics actually functions, a fine option is Barton Swaim’s memoir of his time as Mark Sanford’s speechwriter. For a movingly reported look at crime and violence in America’s inner cities, Jill Leovy’s story of murderers and the men who hunt them in Los Angeles is worth a read. For a measured explanation of the social conservative arguments pertaining to marriage and religious freedom, Ryan T. Anderson’s book is ideal.

Moving overseas, you are covered on the threat assessment front: Ilan Berman’s look at Iran, former CIA Director Michael Morrell’s account of the war on terror, and the explanations of Obama’s disastrous foreign policy by Mark Moyar and Colin Dueck are all worth your time. For readers interested in the history of or current situation in Israel, you should get them this story of that nation’s struggle for independence, Dennis Ross’ history of its complicated relationship with the United States, these accounts of anti-Semitism and of the BDS movement, and this look at the phenomenon of anti-Israel Jews.

Dissidents from China, Russia, and North Korea have all published worthwhile memoirs this year. Speaking of China, two D.C. policy types teamed up to write a novel about what a war with that country would look like, very much in keeping with the spirit of the late Tom Clancy. Clancy, always the techno-enthusiast, would have loved Annie Jacobsen’s history of DARPA, the Pentagon’s real life version of the Bond movies’ Q-shop, and he would also have enjoyed Sean Naylor’s thoroughly reported look at the Joint Special Operations Command, the military’s secretive top-tier commandos.

Nowhere is the crisis generated by the challenges of Islam and multiculturalism in Western Europe nations better—or more wittily or, frankly, grossly—explored than in Michel Houellebecq’s dystopian novel set in the France of the near-future. Though it achieved less notoriety, Roger Scruton wrote a novel treating very similar themes, but set in England. For a look at the reality of right-wing terrorism in Scandinavia, you have Asne Seierstad’s harrowing account of the murders perpetrated by Anders Breivik.

But your book shopping needn’t be all doom and gloom! Nor, surely, are your loved ones exclusively interested affairs of state. How about booze? For the wine lovers out there, the latest edition of the Oxford Companion to Wine is a fantastic reference, and for those interested in the drink in a more general way, Susan Cheever contributed a very interesting account of the role alcohol has played in American history. Those with an interest in celebrity chefs might consider adding a volume about food to this list, namely the re-issue of the cookbook that helped make Marco Pierre White famous.

High culture might be in decay, hurried on by ills like critical theory and the pressure brought to bear on attention spans by technology: but publishers do keep turning out interesting works of and about literature. Worthy new editions of collected poems, including those by Wallace Stevens and Wislawa Szymborska, came out in 2015, along with new biographies of Edward Thomas, James Merrill, and Saul Bellow. New collections of essays and reviews by Clive James and Joseph Epstein hit the shelves, as did a memoir by James Wood and a newly edited selection of short stories by Edna O’Brien.

For those with an interest in the classics or in medieval literature, there was a new translation of the Iliad, a refreshing new interpretation of Herodotus, a new biography of Cicero, and a fine new edition of the Gawain poet. Lovers of words and of reference works about words will be pleased to know that our reviewer went gaga for the latest edition of the Chambers Dictionary. As for American education, students are lucky that teachers like Helaine Smith are out there.

As is the case every year, gallons of ink continued to be drained in the printing of history books about World War Two, many of them quite worthwhile. War diaries by Hugh Trevor-Roper were published, along with books about the French resistance and the battle of Stalingrad. The diaries of Stalin’s ambassador to London came out, as did a biography of Winston Churchill’s wife Clementine, the story of a German Catholic dissident, and a new biography of Goebbels.

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Kuwaiti Author Ibtihal Al-Khatib: ISIS Emerged from Our Heritage Books

Watch the video here . Kuwaiti Author Ibtihal Al-Khatib: ISIS Emerged from Our Heritage Books; If We Do Not Reform Our Discourse We Will Become Extinct In a November 20 interview with Sky News Arabia, Kuwaiti academic and journalist Prof. Ibtihal Al-Khatib called for an urgent reexamination of the school curricula. Pointing out that ISIS … Continue reading WAIT, THERE’S MORE…

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The First 9/11: 1683 at the Gates of Vienna


Bernard Gaynor is a Senate Candidate for the ALA.

Unfortunately, the Western world believed that September 11 was something new. But it was not. It was something old.

In fact, in the first battle of September 11 was in 1683. This was the first September 11.

On that first September 11, European forces defeated an invading Islamic army that had been besieging Vienna for two months. Those of you who know Europe will know that the city of Vienna is right in the middle of the continent. It is not an understatement to say that this victory saved Europe.

After this first battle of September 11, the Islamic threat to Europe receded due to the efforts of those who protected Western civilisation, until it was forgotten. But before this first battle of September 11, Europe was constantly threatened by Islam, just as it is today.

In fact, Vienna was under constant attack for 150 years prior to that first battle of September 11 in 1683.


‘There’s nothing wrong with me, I’m just asexual’…

'There's nothing wrong with me, I'm just asexual'...

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Pro-BDS group uses Israeli platform Wix to build website

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Russia calls for boycott on Turkish goods and deports Turkish businessmen

Good on Putin. This is exactly the kind of words you need with these Muslim countries. Allowing them to walk all over you is more dangerous than anything else and fuels their bullying and threats. Tell them to fuck off, cancel all trade contracts with them, ban all travels to and from them and kick … Continue reading WAIT, THERE’S MORE…

Poland’s ruling party blasted in conflict over top judges

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The political conflict surrounding Poland’s top court has intensified after the new ruling party had the parliament void a recent appointment of judges.


Turkey releases recording of warnings to Russian plane

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has released audio recordings of what it says are the Turkish military’s warnings to the pilot of the Russian plane that was shot down at the border with Syria.


France, Russia to tighten cooperation against IS amid divisions over Assad

Hollande, Putin pledge to increase intelligence sharing, intensify airstrikes against terror group in Syria but differ on future of Syrian president WAIT, THERE’S MORE…