Dispatch from the Eurabian Front: Sense & Nonsense

Nonsense first. From Germany:

Berlin’s Deutsche Oper has canceled performances of Mozart’s “Idomeneo.” The opera house said that the production’s reference to world religions, including Islam, raises an “incalculable security risk.” The Idomeneo performance shows King Idomeneo staggering on stage carrying the decapitated heads of Poseidon, Jesus, Buddha and Muhammad.

From Britain:

The British police are going to brief a panel of Muslim leaders before terror raids. The panel will offer their assessment of whether information police have on a suspect is too flimsy and will also consider the consequences on community relations of a raid. The panel members will have to promise not to reveal any intelligence they are shown but will not have to sign the Official Secrets Act.

Some sense. From Switzerland:

In Sunday’s national referendum, 67.8% of the Swiss voters supported the new asylum laws, giving Switzerland one of the strictest asylum and immigration regulations in Europe. The United Nations refugee agency, the UNHCR, described the referendum result as regrettable. The laws were supported by a majority of those voting in all of Switzerland’s 26 cantons.

From Spain:

According to former Spanish Prime Minister José Maria Aznar “Muslims should apologize for occupying Spain for 800 years.” Aznar said he found it surprising that Muslims demand apologies whenever they feel offended by remarks by non-Muslims while they never apologized for the occupation of Spain (711-1492) that began with an invasion from North Africa.


@ otto

Good for you!  I am glad to hear that there is a Flemish conservative in the Far East.  Until now, I had only 'met' Flemish and Belgian naive-lefties over there.  And, as you know, I am for true 'diversity'.

The next month wil be crucial to see if Bolton will get through the US Senate for 'confirmation'.  If you like Bolton, you would (maybe you did!) have liked Jean Kirkpatrick, Reagan's UN ambassador.  She too had her two feet firmly planted on the ground, and wasn't taken in by all the hot air and 'gentle bribes' at UN Headquarters.   The contrast with characters like Louis Michel and Karel De Gucht could make real men cry.........


Rudyard Kipling's poem "If" best describes former Spanish Prime Minister José Maria Aznar:

" If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trustyourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:"


"If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!"

As one looks around Europe and those in power, true men are sorely missing... Well done, well spoken, Don José!


Freedom isn't just the right to do as one pleases, freedom carries responsibility and maintaining freedom is a never ending job.


@ marcfrans


Otto is a Flemish conservative with a Belgian passport living somewhere in the Far East.

He thinks the UN is merely an ineffectual expensive counterproductive talking shop that does more harm than good. Anyone who stands up and will be counted denouncing Islamofacism, preferably with Churchillian courage, is Otto's hero. Otto secretely admires John Bolton.


Misguided thunder

@ oiznop

1) I doubt that 'Otto' is Spanish, nor in Spain.   And, surely, you should know that there is more than 1 person in Spain with "common sense".

2) As usual, the 'Kapitein' represents a mixed bag of good and bad ideas.  His realisation that the UN is "ineffectual" and merely a "forum" are signs of common sense.  But his notion that the UN "helps to stabilize the global balance" is nonsense and rooted in his shortsighted anti-americanism.  In fact, the UN does mightily contribute to further destabilize global politics by (1) frequently 'legitimising' bad behavior, (2) by failing to enforce common and consistent standards, and above all (3) by feeding dangerous illusions in the west.  For the naive-left, which rules Europe today (and may soon again rule the USA), the UN mistakenly represents 'international law'.  This is, of course, a dangerous and naive notion, because true "law" (in a democratic sense) needs to be 'certain' (in its implementation) and 'uniform' (in its application).  It follows that the UN, as presently structured, helps to undermine western resolve to defend freedom and true 'law' in the world, to be replaced by arbitary 'fake law'.  

Hi Marc....Considering that

Hi Marc....Considering that Spain is one of the most Catholic countries in the world, I would have to say yes, very much there is more than one person with common sense in the country, however, remember after the Madrid bomings, the Islamoscumbags scared the populace into voting for a leftist administration, so while I do agree with what you say, I still have my doubts....Also, everything you say about the UN I pretty much agree with....Remember, we are talking about an organization that brownnoses the likes of Chavez and Achmedinijad....I wish they would leave the USA, yesterday!....as for this: (and may soon again rule the USA), not if this conservative can help it!......;-D

Go Switzerland! Go Aznar!

Go Switzerland! Go Aznar! Grow a pair Germany! Get with the programme and have at them British police!


I would insult the UN, but of course the African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian lobbies want to continue to export their demographic power to Europe. Some Conservatives have argued that the UN is ineffectual (e.g. Darfur, Hizbullah). But I regard the UN as a forum, nothing more; if it were any more effectual, it would be the embryo of a world government, something I am wholeheartedly against. I think we need the UN in order to stabilize the world and keep channels of communication open, but I wouldn't want to see run by anyone other than its more powerful members. Ultimately, the UN helps stabilize the global balance of military, economic, and political power - nothing more. 

Andre, you stole my

Andre, you stole my thunder.....At least the Swiss and one person in Spain have common sense!!!.....