19 Dec 2005

Bush Derangement Syndrome Expands

After the worldwide emphasis on Bush “ignoring” black people in Hurricane Katrina, it’s surprising that two of the USA’s most liberal and influential papers, who led the MSM stampede to vilify Bush as a racist, have now published contrary stories. Check The NY and LA Times revisionism here.

In fact it seems, after exhaustive research, that white people died in more numbers, proportionally, in New Orleans, than blacks.  
“Of the 380 bodies formally identified in New Orleans thus far,” the Los Angeles paper said, “a disproportionate number were white -- as measured against the city's population.”

If the maligning of GWB was not more evidence of Bush Derangement Syndrome, we could now say we have conclusive proof that Bush hates white people. Somehow we can’t see the worldwide media running very far with this startling fact.

17 Dec 2005

Naked Arabs

*Sometimes I have to slap myself to keep my blog from becoming stodge. The perils of lonely pajama vigils, one supposes.

It seems Islam was a lot more fun about 100 years ago, these gals, from vintage arab postcards are seriously fly. No wonder those boys in Australia are rioting, if this is what you are banned from dating in the guise of  “protecting my sister “ from infidels.

I am not sure however about the purdah pic.   I can’t really get turned on with thru-the-bars-fondling, It causes more than razor-rash  when you go for a little lunge…….. but it obviously heightened the senses  in ways that are lost on us poor kaffirs. (Thanks to  Beautiful Atrocities)

15 Dec 2005

Racial or Religious Riots?

Confirmation, if any were needed, that the Australian “race riots” are actually  more “Muslim riots” than anything else. The Australian carries an excellent analysis of the failure of multiculturalism with the following very illuminating data:

“Studies by Monash University [show]…. the most revealing test of immigrant integration, the marriage rate….. by the end of the '90s less than 10 per cent of second-generation marriages of people of European descent were to someone from their parents' country. Much the same was true of immigrants from south and east Asia. Only 6 per cent of Indians married within their ethnic group, as did only 18 per cent of Chinese. In short, most immigrants, whatever their race, married Australians of other nationalities.

However, for the Lebanese, of whom most of marriageable age were Muslims, these figures were reversed. No less than 74 per cent of Lebanese brides and 61 per cent of Lebanese grooms married within their own ethnic group. Moreover, these figures had increased since the early '90s, when they were about six percentage points lower.”

Is it racist to point out the extraordinary difficulty most Muslims seem to have have worldwide, in marrying and accommodating tolerantly to people of other faiths?

MSM Watch, Part 394

Just as predicted, the world media mis-information of the Australian riots as a “race” problem  is shown up just 48 hours later ,with the news that Muslim gangs have attacked, and in once case burned down, four Christian churches  in Sydney.  

“A community hall linked to a Uniting Church was burned to the ground early yesterday, carol-singers were spat on and church buildings peppered with gunfire.” Read it all.

Elsewhere, Agence France Press shows the hopeless bias of world media, who no longer bother to hide their naked distortions. Here is what they report, December 14th:

WASHINGTON (AFP) - One day before Iraq’s historic parliamentary elections, US President George W. Bush defiantly defended his case for war and said he would preemptively attack another country if he deemed it necessary.

Here is what Bush actually said:
“In an age of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, if we wait for threats to fully materialize, we will have waited too long.”

UPDATE at 12/14/05 5:32:29 pm:

The story linked above has been edited by AFP to remove the outrageously biased headline, but the original is still posted here :

13 Dec 2005

Hardy Perennial

Lana Hampton asks a question that perennially puzzles and troubles me. Why do black Americans vote overwhelmingly for the Democratic Party, the party of slavery and Southern racism and not  Lincolns’ Republican party, which brought freedom?  It appears illogical and one hopes it is not the same cultural syndrome we suffer politically in Africa. That is, government does little for us, even abuses us, but we long for it to get bigger  and  “do more”.  Democrats in the USA are certainly the party for that.

"Race" Riots In Australia

The problem is not merely as the MSM spin it, one of "racism" by white Australians. The fact is Islam contains a strong superiority complex that is very akin to classic racism, in the ideas of "umma", "dar el harb", "dhimmi", “kafirand so on. These could be characterized as a kind of "socio-spiritual racism".

Indeed, given Islam’s' patriarchal bias,  ideas of male-female relations,  religious inclination to umma ‘apartheid’, and ready invocation of  retaliatory violence, the behavior of the Australian Lebanese  gangs and groups in continuously harassing and insulting non-Muslim women is par.  It is this behavior that seems to have mostly   sparked the Australian riots.  

The mix of religious and social ideas contained in mainstream Islam is simply incompatible with Western belief systems. Couple this with the exclusionary, closed world of male Islam with its innate superiority complex (the “dhimmi/kafir” idea) and you have all the elements of social combustion.

The liberal elite have a hard time understanding this, but the plainer people of Cronulla are actually going straight to the point, albeit in disgusting ways one cannot approve of.  Also what is not explained by the multi-cultural template is that there are Pacific Islanders, Orientals and others involved in the  crowds in Cronulla, and they are not being attacked by the “whites”. Indeed , according to live blogs,some seem to support the actions against Muslim males.

However these things are spun by the MSM and multi-cultis, the plain facts are that Muslim society is the one that is  mainly exclusionary, that rejects modernism, let alone post-modernism and has supremacist ideas  far deeper than the rioting white yob's tattoos on Cronulla beach.

11 Dec 2005


Now that the greatest producer of hot air on the planet, the  Montreal climate change conference, has concluded, some wise words from the top science editor of  the BBC Online, hardly a right wing source of media:

David Whitehouse writes in  BBC Focus :
“... for every glacier in the Alps or Greenland that shows signs of shrinking, there are others elsewhere in the world that show signs of growing… the mantra of 'global warming happening due to humanity's flagrant release of greenhouse gases' is now an established political correctness. Many  [scientists]…… realise there are significant areas of doubt but if they voice that doubt they run the risk of losing research funds. When scientists are afraid to express doubts we are all in trouble, human-made global warming or not.”

Of course here in Kenya, our MSM media repeatedly parrot the meta-story progapagated  by the environmental left of impeding disaster, all caused by Bush.  It is almost impossible to find dissent to this highly incredible “news”.

10 Dec 2005

Light Headed

There is deep silence in most liberal media when nut-case  President of Iran Ahamedinejad  is shown on the BBC World  TV on 7th December, informing clerics  that during his recent and highly nasty UN speech, he was surrounded by  an Islamic “halo of light” .

"(An Iranian) said when you began with the words 'in the name of God,' I saw that you became surrounded by a light until the end [of the speech]," Ahmadinejad appears to say in the video. "I felt it myself, too. I felt that all of a sudden the atmosphere changed there, and for 27-28 minutes all the leaders did not blink."

"They were astonished as if a hand held them there and made them sit. It had opened their eyes and ears for the message of the Islamic Republic." The fact the  UN delegates were probably too gobsmacked to blink,  by this  Holocaust denier who calls Israel a “tumour” to be  “wiped off the map” and is seeking Nukes to do it.

Whilst the appeasement media lined up dozens of spinners and commentators over the false and absurd “God’s command to Bush to  invade Iraq” hearsay, the BBC clip has sunk like a complete stone  (even on the BBC website) and has been  ignored.

7 Dec 2005


This is Smudge, born    98% African Wild Cat , in Maasailand,  Southern Kenya. Her parents  belonged to a wonderful old  Maasai katmeister called “Ole Simba” which, appropriately enough,  means “Mr. Lion.”  Her scientific race is Felis Lybrica Sylvestris: there are a few dozen sub-species of these cats in Africa. Closely related to Kenya’s  Sokoke Cat breed. Smudge probably has a few domestic genes from the spread  of feral cats into Maasai territory.

I have owned  cats all my life. This is the most amazing cat I have ever  known. She is exceptionally clever, with an almost simian intelligence.  Her only modes are “asleep” and “alert”. Felis Lybrica eat large amounts of insects in the wild. She hunts every sort in my garden, from extraordinary distances like 25 yards away.  Her eyesight is amazing. She also kills lizards, snakes, rats and  loves corn. Smudge climbs trees at night and hauls birds  out of their nests, and can catch flying ones by leaping like a Caracal. During the rainly season, she catches winged termites.

Exceptionally social ( was brought up surrounded by Maasai tribesmen) and loving, she nonetheless has wild cat  attitude. You will  get a playful nip and a swipe for various “offences”. Delights in attacking long hair,  dangling feet and much else. Explores all boxes, burrows, tunnels and the like a weasel.  Climbs trees  like a python. Plays like lion cubs do,  lots of fake gentle bites and claw extensions.  I love her.

6 Dec 2005

Yes,We Have No Bananas

Kenya has now been without a government for nearly two weeks, since President  Kibaki dissolved the Cabinet after his disastrous “Banana Party”  defeat in the November 21st referendum campaign.  He also suspended Parliament, whose voracious MPs will not have any helpings of pork until March, when they next meet to feast.

Meanwhile,  Kenya has not fallen apart during this period. The police catch thieves. People go to work. Taxes are paid, rents collected. The economy continues to improve drastically.  A problem in Africa as a whole, not just Kenya, is the personalization of institutions. Africa does not work properly because  instead of believing in the transcendence of institutions and process, Africans generally (as an electorate or a mass) believe in the power of politico-ethnic  personality over institutions.  This is changing, but very slowly. Has Kibaki sped it up, inadvertently?

In having no Cabinet for a fortnight, Kenyans can now plainly see that it is the rule of law, the civil service, the police, the citizens themselves, indeed the institutions  of the country, that  have caused them this laudable ability to carry on. The realization that the many  clowns, thieves and ambition freaks who would like to rule us with their personality politics  are truly secondary actors, may also begin to occur.  It’s too early to say if any of this will lead to what will really transform Kenya, or any African country, economically and in terms of social justice:   a switch from African ethnic and  personality politics to issue based political decisions and choices. However, the thought must be beginning to dawn on many.

Licking It's Cyber Wounds

The UN was luckily rebuffed from it’s recent attempt at the Tunis Information Summit to grab control of the  Internet.   Net users of the world will be hardly reassured at those pushing hardest for Koffi’s latest little money-spinner:  Zimbabwe, Syria and China.  

Have the cyber-censors given up? As we say in  Africa, a wounded hyena does not eat vegetables.  Pyjamas Media has all the latest, and shows  exactly where this nasty animal that wants to gobble up the free Net will strike next, and it’s strategies.> It's worth repeating 1000 times that the USA does not control Internet content, only the domain name system, which it alone invented.

5 Dec 2005

Anonymous Bravery

Few things are as annoying as “Anonymous”  poison-pen writers. I have one on my  blog now and he wonders where I sourced that Saddam killed 100 civilians a day in the “Useful Fools” post and what my sources were, forgetting to click the obvious coloured link next to that information.   My “Anonymous”   seems designed to parody himself perfectly, a propos the little piece by Roger Scruton  in my profile section.

He thinks I am evil and tells me so.  He/she calls me all sorts of names. “Coward” is often mentioned, but hiding behind “anonymous” is hardly brave for discourse and reply. I think he/she is wrong in her opinions, but posts anonymously, so I  can’t do much except bore my regular readers in replying to him/her here.  He, or she, feels like “everything that once made America great” is being lost due to evil people. A clear case of BDS , perhaps?  

However, what made America great is that it stood up to and dismantled  true evils like  fascism and  communism. Saddam is of course a national socialist, a pure Fascist in the way the term is meant, and not how leftists abuse it to mean whatever they don’t like. “Fascism” has entirely lost it’s true meaning and one doubts the average American could recite a single one of it’s principles. The Baa’th party is an Arab Revolutionary Socialist Party. The Nazi roots of the Baa’th party are  easily researched in any decent work of history. This blog has a  post, thanks to Prof. P.Campos of the University of Colorado on comparing Fascist and Communist principles.

Though not Islamist, the Baa’th party strongly believed that Islam made Arabs “virile” and “bloodthirsty”  and that it was the perfect religion to use for Arab racial  domination and vanguardism, which is what the Baa’th party is all about. Or is there any other reason only Sunni Arabs follow it? The temporary alliance between the Baathists and jihadis shows how well their ideologies mesh, but it's only for now. Were the US not there they would soon be blowing each other up over doctrine. The winner, in whatever form, would be something the Middle East and the world could not tolerate.   

Today’s true Fascists are the
jihadis and any allies they have, including Baa’th remnants.  I don’t see American acting any different now to how they acted in 1941-45, in principle. They are capturing or killing those Islamic terrorists who will not surrender and that's how it should be. Who said it would be pretty?   

4 Dec 2005

See,Hear & Speak No Terrorism

Africa Press Agency Release:

“Africa Press 05/12/05: The Catholic and Protestant United Council of Bishops in Kenya (CPUCBK)  recently met with the Ugandan High Commissioner  in Nairobi and   requested that  Uganda change it’s policy towards the  Christian terrorist organization Lord’s Resistance Army. Said Bishop Paul Imani for  CPUCBK: “Christians were not happy with the force used in the pursuit of terrorism suspects. Ugandan forces should not bomb places they suspect to harbour terrorists, without considering the safety of the innocent”.
  The “story” above is complete fiction, but this one from The Sunday Standard, where Muslim leaders directed an identical plea at the British High Commissioner to Kenya, Adam Wood, is accurate.  Similar protests caused Kenya to shelve an anti-terrorism bill in 2005, which never mentioned Islam whatsoever.  The Kenya government may be listening to the pro-jihadis more than their allies in the war on terror.

Elsewhere stories in the Standard’s  Dec 4th Digital Edition highlight a serious and “baffling” discord between Kenya, the US, UK and the UN over  snubbing anti-terrorism officials, dismantling anti-terrorist training courses in Kenya and an indifference verging on neglect by government Ministers to the subject. Indeed it is reported that Kenya does not consider anti-terrorism to be a  “government priority”, despite that same  terrorism nearly wrecking our tourist industry three times in seven years, killing almost 300 people and wounding 5,000 and official confirmation of the thwarting of numerous plots, seized “Stinger” missiles and more. The same edition also has an alarming story “Al Qaeda comes calling on Kenya’s doorstep” about a Somali Al-Qaeda base just across the border.

Kenya must be the only affected nation in the world, including Islamic ones, to be actually going backward in it’s international obligations, under UN resolutions, to combat terrorism in a pro-active fashion. The Standard Group of media  pay a lot more attention to this subject than the  bigger Nation Group, who could more accurately be called “Al-Nation” . It devoted acres of newsprint to killing the anti-terrorism bill. The Standard is to be congratulated, and the government put on notice that one more terrorist attack in Kenya will probably finish off  our tourism industry for good, and could cause Kenya to lose it’s status as the hub of East Africa.  And this is not a priority?

As a prominent Kenyan lawyer and immediate past  head of the Law Society of Kenya commented recently, Kenya has no law to prevent anyone talking as much as he likes on a cell phone to Osama Bin Laden, if he can find the number. We have no anti-terrorism unit, specific legislation or policy. Meanwhile, back in Somalia…………

Useful Fools

Desperate in her attempts to create a bogus "Vietnam" syndrome over Iraq, Eleanor Clift sounds like Lady HawHaw in her Newsweek piece, “Who’s Fooling Whom”.

‘The latest Marine deaths are another sign that Bush can’t keep fooling the public about the cost of staying in Iraq’, Clift leads with typical MSM disinformation. In anyone’s recollection, Bush has never spared the American public the cost, sacrifice and duration of the Iraq war or war on terror generally. Even his detractors would admit this.

The Jihadis can still win in Iraq through propaganda, war-weariness by the coalition and intimidation. Journalists like Clift seem to have no qualms in aiding this process.

It's not that Democratic party members can't figure out that Iraq and Vietnam are quite different. It's rather that the baby-boomer wing of them wants to bask in the heady deja vu of Vietnam war protests and to search for GWB rhymes to fit in with a new version of "Hey,Hey,LBJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?". Scratchings like Clift's are pure nostalgia for the quaqmire, a retro fantasy of a politically mis-spent youth. Meanwhile, Al-Qaeda has just moved in to the condo next door. Welcome to the 21st century.

Clift also writes approvingly that under Saddam, Iraq was able to “take care” of “their own security”. This is breathtaking and cruel ignorance – or slick Saddamist propaganda. Saddam took very good “care” of his security at the rate of about
100 civilians murdered a day, plus igniting two regional wars that killed over a million people. We used to have Hanoi Jane Fonda. Now we have Baghdad Eleanor Clift.

Ms. Clift sees "Gold Star" mother
Cindy Sheehan as a pivotal "turning point" of the Vietnam syndrome she would like to induce. Sheehan has been exposed in detail as a plaything of professional communist and radsoc manipulators. MSM drudges like Clift never bother with such facts. When the rantings of a moonbat who thinks the jihadis who killed her son are "freedom fighters" comes to represent American mainsteam thinking, I'll buy Ms. Clift lunch for a month.

Some of us were around in the Vietnam war. The only resemblance between it and Vietnam is that
bullets get used. Unlike Vietnam, the enemy in Iraq fully intends to attack the USA globally and internally, something that never occurred to the Viet Cong and NVA fighting for control of Vietnam. Neither did Ho Chi Minh threaten to command the world’s energy supply. Unlike the Vietnamese communists, the support for insurgency is not by giants like China or Russia but Islamists and their useful idiots in the Western pressocracy.

like Clift, will soon, thanks to the New Media, be history tomorrow……… instead of the fading headliners they are today.

30 Nov 2005

Hot-Air Emission

Mark Steyn reports that the USA, who did not sign the amateurish Kyoto climate “treaty”, is way ahead of  that darling of the politically correct world, Canada in meeting emission goals. America’s have declined compared to Canada’s which have gone up, (along with those  most of the other Kyoto signatories).  The USA recorded an absolute decline of 0.8% from 1990 levels, the Kyoto benchmark. Most countries failed totally. For example, according to CNN:

“Canada is up there with Spain, Ireland, Greece and five other nations as having the biggest increases in gas emissions. According to the United Nations, Spain is the worst, with a nearly 42 percent increase in emissions between 1990 and 2003; Canada stands at 24 percent and the United States experienced an increase of 13 percent.“
Comments Steyn:

“As you'll recall, in a typically "pig-headed and blinkered" (The Independent) act that could lead to the entire planet becoming "uninhabitable" (Michael Meacher), "Polluter Bush" (Daily Express), "this ignorant, short-sighted and blinkered politician" (Friends of the Earth), rejected the Kyoto treaty. Yet somehow the "Toxic Texan" (everybody) has managed to outperform Canada on almost every measure of eco-virtue.

How did that happen? Actually, it's not difficult. Signing Kyoto is nothing to do with reducing "global warming" so much as advertising one's transnational moral virtue. America could reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions by 87 per cent and Canada could increase them by 673 per cent and the latter would still be a "good citizen of the world" (in the Prime Minister's phrase) while "Polluter Bush" would still be in the dog house, albeit a solar-powered one.”

26 Nov 2005

Stir-Fry Endangered Species

As if Kenya's wildlife "gift" of 175 animals to some "zoo" in Thailand was not bad enough, while the Thais browse our animals by sight, they can also browse endangered species in the Night Safari Wildlife Park restaurant. No, it's not snacking on a little zebra at the Carnivore in Nairobi. The menu at this establishment fully conforms to the oriental theory of wildlife conservation: if you can't eat it with chopsticks, eat it anyway.

Thus diners can tuck into tiger, elephant and lion meat, among others. There happen to be only about 4000 tigers in the world and they are critically endangered. Lions are headed that way. If you eat an elephant in Kenya, Kenya Wildlife Service wardens will give you a serving of hot AK-47 sauce to accompany it.

As a ex-professional hunter's son, I am totally for controlled licensing hunting or licensed utilization of our animals. Yet Kibaki shot down the Wildlife Amendment Bill 2005 after Parliament passed it, only to give the Prime Minister of Thailand animals for his zoo. We were meant to be getting tourists from Thailand, not letting them a chance see our animals for 5 Bhat at home, and then eat them? All in all, it is yet another sign of the disconnect between our Cabinet and ordinary Kenyan desires.

The reason we don't have a proper hunting tourism policy in Kenya is because of sinister NGO's like IFAW (International Fund For Animal Welfare). These seem to have enough money to influence KWS and certain politicians, it is rumoured. IFAW contain a strong component of vegan wildlife hippies and Animals Rights loonies. They are well described as " a thorn in the side of the sustainable use movement."

Interestingly, the respected IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) refused to accept IFAW as a member.

Starship Bush

It's been apparant for some time that many in the world suffer a new psychiatric condition known as "BDS" - Bush Derangement Syndrome, in which any and everything has been blamed on GWB. Even the BBC wondered if he did not cause the Asian Tsunami.

Now a former Canadian defense minister informs us the GWB is about to take on aliens. This story would be a joke were it not true.

Paul Helleyer told a conference:
"The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning. He stated, "The Bush administration has finally agreed to let the military build a forward base on the moon, which will put them in a better position to keep track of the goings and comings of the visitors from space, and to shoot at them, if they so decide."
Hellyer’s speech ended with a standing ovation. He said,
"The time has come to lift the veil of secrecy, and let the truth emerge, so there can be a real and informed debate, about one of the most important problems facing our planet today."

23 Nov 2005

Out of the Pot & Into the Fire

Kenyans once again demonstrated their immense maturity in the peaceful voting against the Draft Consitutuion on November 21st which resulted in a clear, but not overwhelming, defeat (53% to 47%) for the government. Outside of South Africa, it's hard to think of a populace as dedicated to peaceful voting as Kenyans - a credit to the continent.

Yet the rejection of the Draft ushers in prolonged political instability and an even worse spectre. The hare-brained older "Bomas Draft" with 5, count 'em, levels of elected government plus an upper chamber and "upper and lower limits on the amount of land" one can own. Considering that with just one layer of elected government our MPs have practically bankrupted Kenya, the wisdom of the "Bomas Draft" becomes so questionable as to render one terminally depressed.

The opposition "Orange" group seems to be firm believers in the "big government, small citizens" theory of left wing politics. The idea that Kenyans are people who need a small hard working government that concentrates on making use of valuable African social conservatism and the immense entreprenurial spirit of Kenyans generally, seems to occcur to no leader whatsoever.

On a strata of 15% middle class citizens, the Bomas Draft seeks to bring about social(ist) utopia via government doing more of what they have failed to do since independance in 1963.

15 Nov 2005

The $20 Million Comma

With just a week to go to the national referendum of the new Constitution, Kenya has already had a near dozen deaths and countless violent skirmishes between the "No" and "Yes" camps.

The proposed constitution has a mixure of good and bad proposals. Sadly, it was drafted mostly by social activists and lawyers - a combination as incomprehensible as that of the French revolutionary consititution, when journalists and lawyers got together. We all know that result.

The second problem is that it is almost impossible to amend. It's a complex, tediously long and often contradictory document that will need exactly that. In trying to please everyone, the 2005 Draft has ended up fatally confusing the slim principles of national guidance that a consitution should be, with the fat layers of shifting,flexible laws that Parliaments should produce. If lawyers can't agree on it at this stage, what hope has the ordinary citizen to grasp it tomorrow?

The famed US constitution, considered the world's most perfect model, is but a few pages long, of scant clauses and sections. In reality these have required an average of one amendment for every 15 years of it's long existance.

One must shudder to think at the future revisions neccessary in the 290 chapters and over 1000 sub-sections of dense double-legalese that is the huge 2005 Kenya draft.

To change even a comma after voting day will require a petition of a million signatures, as verified by the Electoral Commission, 66% of the new "District Assemblies" which are set to number over 70, followed by 66% of all MPs, who may double from there present number (nobody knows or can tell from the draft).

And that's just to get the change onto a ballot! The whole process then has to pass a full national referendum, just like the one that has killed many people and cost millions of dollars to date.

This blind rigidity is the single most compelling reason why the new constitution may fail to pass. It will require dozens of future and immediate amendments; none are practically or cheaply possible.

The elitist lawyers, social activists, foreign-funded NGOs, ivory-towered professors, political retreads and professional nit pickers who wrote this document have feathered themselves a very fine nest - or else filled for each other a barrel full of the choicest pork. The taxpayers of Kenya will be funding their endless squabbling over this monstrously complex document for the next century - if our economy can survive that long.

Pity poor Kenya, 134th on the list of rich countries, having it's ordinary citizens pay for this immense edifice of much more government, on a per capita income of a few hundred dollars per annum and declining steadily.

Since most Kenyans agree on the need to entrench anti-corruption, land reform, freedom of information, citizenship amendments, environmental protection, reduced Presidential powers and the rights of people as outlined in some sensible sections of the draft document, it should be easy to muster 65% of MPs to rapidly amend the old Consitution in these progressive ways. That is only possible if the electorate throws out the bloated draft on November 21st.

6 Nov 2005

Strangling The Internet

The Third World, Eurocrats and the U.N. look ready to continue an increasingly acrimonious battle for "control" over the Internet with America. The USA "owns" the Internet, having invented it as a military tool in the 70's and then given it away to scientists and universities when it was no longer needed by the US armed forces. From thence it spread to the private sector.

An American committee (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) controls the domain name system (the .com,.og,.co.ke and so forth) and access to the master codes for the naming system.

In fact the USA has done a magnificent job of not "controlling" at all the Internet it rightfully invented. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide have free internet mail accounts with US firms, as just one example.

The US Corporation owning the domain name system charges a few dollars only for anyone,anywhere to register a domain. The Internet is an incredible resource of free information, good and bad, accessible to everyone everywhere.....Well almost.

The ICANN "controls" nothing in the form of Net content, be it pornography or healthcare tips, dissertations on microbiology or the sale of fake Rolex watches. However, governments can block internet content they do not like,if they wish.

A Kenyan visiting Dubai cannot log on to a perfectly decent dating website like AfroIntroductions. A little sign pops up saying that such sites are not allowed as "contrary to the moral and religious principles of the United Arab Emirates". Dating is censored in many Muslim countries.

Similarly, looking up "Tianamen Square 1989" on Google in Communist China will get you nowhere, since the communists do not want debate on the role of the party in massacring hundreds of pro-democracy students in that famous incident. The Chinese government blocks that and millions of other sites as it fears the internet will allow it's people access to free expression, one thing Communists dislike a great deal. After all, truth is a light against dark political minds.

As far as the US is concerned, the Internet and it's domains are like a form of electronic paper. We don't prosecute papermakers because someone prints a lie, a racial hatred pamphlet, a fake advertisement or a call to jihad. We do not shut down the inkmakers factory because someone prints leaflets we don't like, though we may choose to prosecute the writer of such. The US thus does not seek to control access to the internet, leaving it to others to do that, if they wish, at national or parental level. That makes sense to me.

Typical of the complaints of control-minded Third World and European elites about the wonderful,crazy,free world of the internet are these comments from Kenyan journalist Wairagala Wakabi in the East African newspaper:
"the ICANN lacks any power to affect the broad range of public policy issues associated with the Internet".
In other words, ICANN does not adopt an ideological position. He quotes the Panos London agency worrying whether the
"Internet governance system should address the question of controlling undesirable content - pornography,hate content,crime".

The "solution" proposed is to put control of the domain system in the hands of the UN, with a committee of "multi-country and multi-stakeholder" governors. Translation? Putting unelected U.N. bureaucrats and Brussels-based officials in charge of "controlling" who can say what,where on the Net. That will be soon followed by taxing the Internet by governments and thus drive up it's costs.

Let's see. The U.N. was unable to prevent a massacre in Rwanda, could not stop Serbs killing 5,000 Muslims in Sebrenicza and can't control Saddam's Oil-For-Food scandals, but they are going to do just fine deciding what the 7 billion citizens of earth can and cannot do with the Internet? The Eurocrats are screwing the 3rd World with farm subsides and can't prevent mass religious violence in Europe, as we are now witnessing, but they are going to "control" hate content on the Internet? Dozens of non-democracies and petty tyrants in governments all over the world like Iran, Equatorial Guinea and Zimbabwe should be given a say in what you can and cannot read internationally and not just in their own miserable countries?

US "control" over the Internet, which as we see is no control at all, seems completely wonderful compared to those sorry ideas. The Internet is the last and only way people of the world can communicate in freedom. It is supremely subversive of established order and "perceived truth". The US has utterly rejected the proposals of the UN and others to hand it over to an "international committee" and they should be totally supported by the global citizenry.

Instead, the US will be propangandized into being the "villain" in this matter by Ministers of Information and their allies worldwide. I have a better idea. If the UN and others are unhappy with the Internet as it stands, then they should go start their own that they control, and see how many people worldwide log on. That's freedom.


Robert Spencer at Frontpage has an arrow aimed at the heart of the French riots, now in their 10th day.

".....the Paris riots demonstrate on a large scale the abject failure of the multiculturalist philosophy that disparate groups can coexist within a nation without any idea that they must share at least some basic values. The French are paying the price today for blithely assuming that France could absorb a population holding values vastly different from that of the host population, without negative consequences for either."

Of course, reading the international media and watching the MSM TV, it's almost impossible to hear the work "Muslim" in the descriptions of the riots. Intead the riots are just happening on their own, it seems or are due to "race". You have to feel sorry for the European left, they have no words to describe what their policies have created.

6 Oct 2005


Being half British in origin, the whole of me is ashamed and outraged that Derby Municipal Authority should have banned all images of pigs, and forced a worker who carried a box of Kleenex depicting the beloved Winne-The-Pooh character "Piglet" to discard them. The reason for the ban? Some Muslims in Derby complained pig images offend them. Luckily Piglets are doing rather better in Russia.

There are those of of who think this sort of thing is harmless. There are even some who can't see the clanging irony of the Derby Council member who said that banning things porcine was a "sign of tolerance of others" - not mentioning the huge intolerance of a minority against the overwhelming 98% of Britons who are not offended by pigs.

Since a considerable number of Muslims are offended by anything non-Islamic, we can see just where this "tolerance" (dhimmitude)is leading Britain. Actions like making people discard "Piglet" tissues are no better than the Taliban forbidding women to sell bread, or Saudi women not being allowed to drive. That these things should happen in a country that gave us Magna Carta is evidence of a deep national sickness, a perversity of self-loathing, the end result of moral relativism taken to the point of decadence and grotesquerie.

The other half of me is American. One is proud to say that were this supine appeasement to happen there, Derby Municipality would face lawsuits, parades of citizens wearing Piglet T-Shirts, people walking their pet Vietnamese house pigs down the main street and national anger. But those stupid uncouth Yanks, they are prepared to see freedom as a "verb" , wheras in sopshisticated Britain and Europe it would appear to be an abstract noun, or just an abstraction.

Anyone who imagines religious appeasement works better than other forms is in for a rude shock. Rather than dowsing the "hurt feelings" of a tiny bunch of Muslim nut-cases, actions like those of Derby authorities merely confirm that the fundamentalists were right, in their eyes, and set them looking for new targets. Let's not forget that dogs are unclean animals too. The 3 Little Pigs is an obvious target - multiple porkers and a large wolf! Allah forbid. And He will.

The Prime Minister has an official advisor who openly believes the Iraq war is a conspiracy between Freemasons and Jews. The PM's wife took the legal brief for a pro Al-Queda front group to enforce Taliban clothing against moderate British Muslims at a state school (and won). The Mayor of London calls a radical Muslim cleric who praises suicide bombers and says homosexuals should be executed, "the same as the Pope John Paul"....... and a Jewish reporter "a German concentration camp guard" on national TV. The Queen knights a Muslim leader who says that "death would maybe be too kind" a punishment for author Salman Rushdie. They lead. The populace follow, as silent as shamed sheep.

I understand that there are now suggestions the English flag should be changed, as the red cross offends Muslims as well. I have a suggestion for the new flag graphic. A large, random red blob.

To paraphrase Pastor Bonhoffer: "They sent for Piglet but I was not a pig. They sent for my neighbour but I was not he. Then, they sent for me." (Thanks to Mark Steyn for this idea)

1 Oct 2005


The nefarious US "Council On American Islamic Relations" (CAIR) , many of whose members have been deported or jailed in the USA for terrorist links, has forced Boeing to withdraw a military helicopter ad that showed a stimulated landing on a mosque roof. The new combat aircraft is the Osprey. The aircraft "delivers Special Forces to insertion points never thought possible," says the text of the ad.

The ad "clearly portrays special forces assaulting a mosque, a structure dedicated to civilian worship purposes," said CAIR executive director Nihad Awad, in a letter to the two companies. "This gives the impression that 'the insertion points never thought possible' are Islamic places of worship."

As scholars of Islam and ordinary Kenyans know from weapons caches recovered locally in the Isiolo mosque, mosques are often traditionally centres for planning and launching jihad, for sheltering Islamic terrorists and keeping kafirs and infidels captive. Not quite the Sistine Chapel.

"It descends from the heavens. Ironically it unleashes hell," says the ad, published by Boeing and Bell Helicopter. Maybe Boeing should have named the helicopter the Jihadi.

23 Sep 2005


Here is some breathless news from The Guardian re Hurricane Rita

"This is the third warning in three weeks that global warming could be moving to a point of no return."

Hmm, since the world has been continuously warming up since about 30,000 years ago, sometimes extremely rapidly and cooling as fast, as in the 'Little Ice Age' in Europe a few hundred years ago, it's hard to know just what sort of "point of no return" The Guardian has in mind.

20 Sep 2005


Now a major American news network (NBC) has just had to issue an apology and correction for a false report, complete with video of weeping local leader , that said during Hurricane Katrina a 92 year old hospitalized mother called for help until her neglected death many days after the hurricane. The problem? The whole story was false - the victim died immediatly in the storm. The husband and wife owners of St. Rita’s nursing home in the New Orleans suburb of Chalmette have been charged with homicide in the case. Amazing, not President Bush this time?

NBC, a once respected news organization, calls this "an emotional moment and a misunderstanding" and their false report merely "skewed". Who broke the lies behind this story? Well of course, bloggers like you and me. The mainstream media has little place to hide these days.

So far, the total number of victims in Louisiana,Missippi,Florida,Georgia and Arkansas combined, in the most vicious storm to hit the USA in 100 years, are merely 800 . The media spun and fabricated projections of 10,000 dead in Louisiana alone during Katrina. What is typical in all this is how every scrap of "evidence" ( rather hearsay) that the world media could use to demonstrate hatred of America, was used....... and damm the consequences.

In Aug 2003, 1000 elderly French people died in a single heatwave in Paris and over 3,000 nationwide. Worse, many lay in morgues rotting since their relatives did not want to interrupt their annual holiday and bury them. Recently in Europe, the river Danube and others burst banks after swelling for weeks and many people drowned as in hurricane Katrina, despite weeks of warning.

The question is, did we see world media headlines about the 'heartless French'? Did magazines do covers called "The Shaming of France"? Was the matter treated as evidence of the rotten, uncaring nature of French society? Was Chirac ridiculed and called to blame?

Here is a sample of Katrina coverage in England: ".....behind the veneer of civilization most Americans barely have the brains to walk on their back legs.” (The Sun, Sat 10th Sept). Yes, that's why they land on the moon, invent the PC and win most Nobel Prizes.

In Belgium, a pop song soars up the radio charts called "I Hate Americans" - and this from the people whose colonial policies helped bring about Rwanda's Radio Mille Collines, and for whom thousands of American died defending Belgium from Hitler. Asante ya racist ni teke, I guess. Just how far from jail would the author of a German song called "I Hate Turks" remain, one wonders?

Substitute the word African or Arab for 'American' in the above and there would be lawsuits, resignations, perhaps arrests and huge outrage. The racism would be so raw and palpable as to be utterly indefensible.

Was the clear evidence that authorities had weeks to prepare for the recent European floods used for a media witch-hunt in which Europes' values and pretensions were ridiculed, it's people called all sorts of epithets?

For that matter it appears around 100 black immigrants have died in Europe from arson in past months, yet it's hard to find the media drooling over 'European racism'.

None of this bias excuses any neglect of certain New Orleans communities, if there was. Neither can it gloss over failures of local especially or federal government, as there were. Yet it's a hallmark of racism and bias that such lose all balance and shift from grey to black and white, in this case literally.

It's an aspect of racist thought that people don't think they are being racist. They believe they are expressing a common opinion and thus a 'truthful' one. They are always in total denial about accepting alternative evidence to their racist attitudes and beliefs. Being an American today, especially the more than 50% who are moderate centre-right, is fast becoming the new African, Jew, Christian in a Muslim society and other traditionally discriminated categories. A lot of folks, especially educated ones, should be deeply ashamed of that.

19 Sep 2005


It has been reported that some Palestinian suicide bombers wrap their penises in aluminum foil before the mission, the better to preserve them for the Paradise that awaits. They will have endless virgins to deflower, whose hymens are instantly restored by Allah, so they can be deflowered again. Have they been reading books on barbeque? It seems a novel use for the old chef's trick for a perfect grilled sausage.

Elsewhere columnist extraordinaire Mark Steyn has a perfect one liner to the headline: FRENCHMAN LIVES WITH DEAD MOTHER TO KEEP HER PENSION. Comment:" Europe in a nutshell: welfare over demographics".

15 Sep 2005


Kenya's new ultra-expensive constitution is about to enter the referendum stage. Though a bit modified from the version discussed here, Anthony Covington's classic Nation article that caused so much furor in 2002 is worth checking out.


"The world population generally divides into two political groups. There is a group on the Left. They think government should get bigger, as it can do wonderful things for everyone. Then there is a bunch on the Right. This lot swears government should be kept small, as it can do very little for anyone. Ironically the Right often gets elected - and by its performance, always proves its premise is correct.

The National Constitutional Conference (NCC) seems to emanate from the Left. They want increased government so it can do more - especially the things it dismally failed to do from 1962. African socialism of the 1960s could not produce the Uhuru promises: water for all, food security, schooling, health-care and the rest."

The final 2005 draft presents many bad provisions: It's a divisive, wordy and occasionally absurd document. Presidential powers are enhanced to imperial proportions. Medievalist religious courts are multiplied, reckless sops to radical socialists like "Hero Committees" , "National Culture Day" and "maximum and minimum landholdings for all" are inserted, employers (and thus business) are granted no powers vis a vis "workers", the aspect of Government is enhanced and the whole document is hardly friendly to the engines of freedom. These are capital, enterprise, growth and innovation.

It is also near impossible to change once implemented, a foolish rigidity. The entire process has generated to farce with politics ruling and an issue of grave national import looking like a standard election campaign, Kenya style. It's pretty ugly stuff. Voting will be in November and one hopes it's a "no".

14 Sep 2005


Ho-Hum, so Pres. Bush is being "blamed" by the overwhelmingly leftist world media for Katrina. Well, let's see we have had the 911 Bush, where was basically blamed for the New York attacks, (30% of Germans to this day believe that the US military "engineered" these), then there was Tsunami Bush, where ditto got blamed for the Indonesian tidal wave. The BBC carried a "news" item (see earlier post) on the Tsunami that asked listeners to opinionate if they thought the USA had used some sort of sinister eco-weapon to start the Tsunami. With nut cases like these lamestream media types around, it's no wonder it's all Bush's fault, again.

29 Aug 2005


Cindy Sheehan's protest outside George W. Bush's ranch dishonours all Americans who have lost their lives in Iraq. I speak as one whose son served in the Sunni Triangle. I am not going to bleat about the anguish my son's family went through every day he was there, because he was doing what he wanted and what he faced was far worse than our worries.

Casey Sheehan volonteered to go back to Iraq after one tour of duty. He wanted to help and be with his buddies - the sort of thing the protestors in Crawford could never understand. His mother threatened to run him over with her car if he went. Hey mom, thanks for the adult treatment. "Let's see, the 'muj' are trying to kill me in Iraq and Mom wants to kill me when I get home - hows my morale today, Sarge?"

It's no wonder Casey wanted anything, including fighting jihadis a second time, to his mother's anti-American ranting . Mrs. Sheehan is a full-on moonbat. She calls the Iraqi fascists and suicide bombers "freedom fighters"! She makes anti-semitic remarks and praises Hamas! She attacks other mothers who have lost relatives and slanders them!

It is terrible Casey died, but no more terrible than any other death in a war. Cindy Sheehan (it is time to say it), is an unhinged person whose grief has taken on tones of dishonour, disgrace and affront to the memory of her son and his comrades. Her fallen son deserves a lot better.

27 Aug 2005


The Boks face the daunting prospect of New Zealand's Dunedin Stadium, the "House of Pain" where they have never won and New Zealand hardly ever lose. The stakes could not be higher. The Tri-Nations Championship and World No 1 Official Ranking. The Boks have made an amazing turnaround. Their rock-like defense is magnificent. Can they inflict bruises on the All Blacks or suffer themselves in the infamous Pain House? If I was to send a message to the Boks today it would be, "Work hard, pray hard, and tackle like hell".

(P.S. They lost a very tight 27-31 final, in which they recovered all the lost pride of SA rugby. Well done Africa!)

26 Aug 2005


An excellent new book by a Frenchman helps us understand the irrational hatred of the United States, so prevalent in Europe and the world at present. Read all the reviews here

After the 9/11 attack on the United States, the brief moment of sympathy for America soon gave way to blame. In France and elsewhere, it was said that the Americans had brought this violence upon themselves. The U.S. was a "cowboy" nation unwilling to abide by the will of the United Nations and other multilateral institutions, and bent on pursuing its objectives at any cost. It was the "hyperpower" whose corporations manipulated world markets and whose riches are acquired at the price of Third World impoverishment. No wonder it had been attacked, as the book synopsis says.

Angered by the assault against a nation he knows and admires, the distinguished French intellectual Jean-Francois Revel has come to America's defense.

"Revel believes that what he calls the "anti-American obsession" is based on a willful disregard of the most obvious facts of American political and social life, its economic freedom and democratic traditions. He sees much anti-Americanism simply as anti-capitalism in disguise on the part of those--in Europe and the rest of the world--who are still committed to doctrines that are at heart illiberal and even totalitarian."

One can't agree more with this thesis.

15 Aug 2005


This could be the name of a comedy series except it happens to be the nearest epithet one can think of for the British MSM. The Observer delivers the following breathless report, now that 52 Britons have been killed by suicide bombing:

"The Muslim Council of Britain is officially the moderate face of Islam. Its pronouncements condemning the London bombings have been welcomed by the government as a model response for mainstream Muslims. The MCB's secretary general, Iqbal Sacranie, has recently been knighted and senior figures within the organisation have the ear of ministers.

But an Observer investigation can reveal that, far from being moderate, the Muslim Council of Britain has its origins in the extreme orthodox politics in Pakistan."

Amazing! Scoop! Brilliant! Er...............? The problem is that the Blogosphere has been pointing this out about the MCB for at least 3 years. Their numerous and well researched writings were dismissed and attacked as "Islamophobic". It has taken many dead for the MSM to admit what the blogs knew ages ago. Sir Iqbal Scranie of the MCB is a fraud fronting for fundamentalism.

To the amazement of the average brain dead Brit media consumer fed on MSM lies and distortions, the following must also be stunning news:

"The strain of Islamic ideology favoured by the MCB leadership and many of its affiliate organisations is inspired by Maulana Maududi....(himself) ........influenced by Sayyid Qutb, usually credited as the founding father of modern Islamic radicalism and one of the inspirations for al-Qaeda.

In Maududi's worldview all humanity was split into believers (practising Muslims) and non-believers, whom he describes as 'barbarians'."

Stunning for whom? The fact that the leftist Guardian even publishes this article from it's sister Observer is certainly a sign . Yet it's boring and stale news to the many blogs who have been frantically trying to get the message over the internet for years.

14 Aug 2005


No matter how many times some people are told, they still cling to a myth that some form of "liberal Islam" is the norm, perhaps accomodating gay clergy, female mullahs, pork menus and accomodation with Western consumerism. They delude themselves it is being somehow supressed or obscured by minority hardline fundamentalism. This is the "surely these folks are reasonable like us?" line of thinking.

However Islam is sina qua non a political religion in it's mainstream, and one that expresses fundamentalist values as the median, not the exception. Those who thought the Iranian election would bring about "liberal reform" were once more shown to be idle dreamers. Now the terrorist-loving President of Iran, Ahmadinejad, has appointed hardliners to all key ministerial positions and Tehran is about to re-open plutonium processing. The basic message to the EU appeasement team negotiating over nuclear matters and led by Chamberlain-In-Chief Jacques Chirac is: a firm Iranian middle finger.

8 Aug 2005


The SA Springboks impressive defence of their Tri Nations rugby title against the New Zealand All Blacks continues, with a pulsating,old fashioned slugfest between these two legendary rivals. The Boks won 22-16 in a game where they showed amazing defensive committment.

Of course, there are those who decry this supposedly "negative" style of rugby. However anyone who has ever played the game must acknowledge that a full 80 minutes of near faultless defense against the world's highest rated offensive team is an extraordinary feat.

3 Aug 2005


More amazing pandering to terrorists by Britain's suicidal Law Lords, led by Tony Blair's absurd wife,(see my earlier March blog "Cherie The Sheep") Cherie. There are fisked by the relentless Melanie Phillips and one should read it all.

2 Aug 2005


It's surprising how little in the Western media about the death of Dr. John Garang, leader of the largely Christian black southern Sudanese. Garang fought Africa's longest civil war, lasting a 21 brutal years and ending in the non-Muslims forcing Khartoum to allow partial autonomy and the suspension of sharia. A few days later and Garang is dead in a helicopter crash.

For 1300 years the Islamic north used the south Sudan as a slaving ground, exporting perhaps as many hapless black kafirs (unbelievers) as the entire Atlantic slave trade - and from one region of Africa alone. Males were mostly castrated as eunuchs and females sent to harems all over the Muslim world.

From 1883 the British ruled Sudan, protected the blacks and tried to introduce the rule of law. Rapidly after the British left some 50 years ago the Muslims began their opression, forced conversion, slavery, massacre and sharia mistreatment of the southern blacks all over. The south Sudanese decided they had to fight back or perish.

The Nuba, Dinka and others taught the entire world a lesson in standing up to Islamist extremism, defeating the endless jihads directed at the poor, starving and isolated south. Probably 3 million people lost their lives in war and famine, yet they won - and with oil to exploit, southern Sudan could eventually vote for viable independance from the north.

Current northern Arab Sudanese attitudes to black African Muslims, let alone kafirs, is shown by the on-going Darfur crisis. Garang, the SPLA, Darfur and the plight of black Africans are an intense and silencing embarassment to the leftists and their PC bedfellows. Pro-Western black Christians defeating Islamists? What sauce!

We should have heard a lot more about this heroic conflict but the MSM is uncomfortable with the whole thing.

1 May 2005


My father passed away peacefully yesterday morning, after a very strong life with a few years of weakness and depression in the end. In former times among the Maasai (and probably today), when age got to be overpowering, the very old would signal their time to go and sit under an Acacia tree to stoically await the end. So Dad, a brave man, did the same, refusing hospitals and expensive medications - preferring to die at home with his family. He was aged 80. We are convinced by many small actions he took in the last months and weeks of his life that this was his unspoken choice - to fade away and do it his way.

I am overcome with deep grief and immense admiration for his courage. It was in keeping with Dad's lifetime ambition to help the family rather than burden us. In this case it would have been with immense medical bills. It will be a while till I post again.

20 Apr 2005

Polly, The Progressive Parrot

Britain's progresso MSM is agog with a new and completely brilliant argument against Pope Benedict XVI. It was first mooted by notorious prog Polly Toynbee in The Guardian: that somehow Pope John Paul II was responsible, like Hitler, Lenin and Pol Pol were, for the deaths of millions of people. He preached against condoms, and Africans are dying of AIDS.

Now all the MSM are spinning the same arguments around the new Pope Benedict.

Hang on a minute. Some of us actually live in Africa. The first thing that occurs is, has there been any study done that shows Catholic Africans suffer AIDS at a higher rate than other Christian Africans? One is aware of countless HIV studies in Africa that show higher incidence amongst uncircumcised males, truck drivers, bar girls, tribes that have permissive sex codes and the like - so it's just speculation about Catholics. It's pretty certain that HIV rates among Christians in Africa are not related to the religious sect they follow, or we would know about.

Let's take the argument a bit further. Here are all these millions of Africans blindly and obediently following the Pope's preaching against condoms. Yet, he also preached for absintence, monogamy, sexual fidelity, virginity and restraint. So everyone in Africa listened about the condoms only, but took no notice whatsoever of his other teachings?

The reasons for non-condom use in Africa are complex, culturally varied and beyond the common ideas of sex held by modern Europeans. The Pope is probably the least influential reason for non-condom use.There are many churches in Africa that do not have anything against birth control and even encourage it. Their birthrates are the same as the Catholic one. In fact, those who live in Africa know that if the Pope preached African Catholics should wear condoms 24/7 and only have sex wearing two, in case one tore, Catholic African birth rates, especially amonst the poor, would not decline at all.

The reasons for high birth rates are not to do with lack of contraception but because it makes more sense to the poor to have many children, let alone that African society admires and cherishes lots of children. Progs and the left simply can't get their minds around this fact. The answer to high birth rates is high prosperity, not the state of Durex sales. The same might be said of HIV statistics.

So what the MSM is really saying is: the past and present Popes should have preached that Africans have promiscous sex, but wearing condoms. Then Africans would have listened overwhelmingly, HIV rates would be exceptionally low and the Popes would not be like Hitler or Pol Pot. How clever.

17 Apr 2005


The "progessives" and the international left will always have to answer for why they never lifted a finger to help Saddam's victims. It takes a Palestinian killed by Israel in self-defence to bring a demonstration out on Western streets, but killing thousands upon thousands of Iraqis, as see this new CNN story, leaves the left utterly cold.

Here is a member of Iraq's Missing Persons commission: "Iraq is a land of mass graves due to the genocide policy of Saddam Hussein," Amin said. "We have hundreds of thousands of people missing."

16 Apr 2005


Good news just in from the EU according to CNN. The dangerous Franco-German push to sell arms to China has been vetoed by EU nations concerned about China's human rights and Taiwan record, and not a moment too soon. The French have been pushing their bizarre vision of a "tri-polar" world of antagonistic powers, namely Europe, America and China, as part of their whacko campaign to "contain" the USA. Not only are there surreal echos of Orwell's nightmare powerblocks in his "1984", but the idea European nations should suck up to China when they have zero strategic interests in the Pacific, and when the USA is the premier Pacific power protecting Taiwan, the Phillipines, Australia, South Korea and Japan, could only come from Outer Moonbatia, or Gallic fantasies. According to German FM Joschka Fischer, the idea is stalled.

We won't even get into the so-called contradictions of the "vision" of Chirac : that arming a dictatorship whose idea of social progress is barely above that of a termitarium, so that it can better oppose the world's leading democractic power, is somehow good for the world.

12 Apr 2005

M & Ms?

The Western media seem baffled by South African President Mbeki's supine acceptance of Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe tyranny . Once more the endlessly disapointing Mbeki has waved the wand of democratic acceptance over Uncle Bob's vile "election". They are wondering: does the fraternal Mbeki fear more turbulence in Zimbabwe if Mugabe falls? Is that in South Africa's interests?........... blah- blah, spin- spin.

Contrast this to Mandela, who once famously commented on Uncle Bob to the effect that some African presidents had so outlived their stay that the people could take up arms and shoot them out of power.

The reason Mbeki does not pull the plug on Uncle Bob is that Zimbabwe's "land re-distribution" is of course something Mbeki and the ANC want to keep up the sleeve, as a means to cling to power , if they have to. Mugabe has usefully shown how you can tough it out and hang on as long as you play the right brand of fascist demagogery.

Who wants to throw away his aces in a game of political cards? The use of race, or tribe, skin tone, hair type or even height ( see Rwanda and Burundi) as ways to stay in power are the foundational cornerstones of post-colonial African politics, as they were in colonial times. Is the ANC exempt from this just because they walk, talk and sound like comical clones of the most PC type of post-modern Westerner? How dare we even think this!

1 Apr 2005


As John Paul slips into unconciousness of this life, and consciouness of the next, he is lucky to be spared the gormless Mainstream Media hacks and journos grilling endless Catholics about the Pope's "failure" to "modernize" the faith and accept everything from euthanasia to gay bishops. They forget how he fought capital punishment, the abuse of women, the exploitation of the poor or weak and for rights of freedom of conscience and thought. Let alone his Christian example.

In fact what they call his "failures" are to most his successes.

29 Mar 2005


What say you re Teri Schiavo?:

"If it is true she is vegetative and lacks all conciousness, she cannot be in pain and can neither recognise her "right to dignity" nor recognise the fullfillment of any invented "right to die". Indeed she does not even know she is alive,lacking all cognition. Keeping her alive at the expense and for the benefit of her parents thus gives two lives, theirs, more dignity and purpose-- at no expense of anyone's feelings.

If, on the other hand, she can recognise in any way the "rights" attributed to her (including the right to life), or simply recognise she is alive and cared for, then she has sufficient conciousness, and is being killed without the ability to express her consent to it." (PG)

Is this argument sharp or senile? I ask my friends!