A kid gets run
over by a car outside a Catholic church and he's in very
A man runs to him and says, "Would you like me to get you a priest?"
The kid says, "Can't you see I'm dying, mister? Sex is the last thing on my mind."
— Jackie Martling
MILO and the hypocrisy behind free speech claims
Al Jazeera - Rachel
His case showed us that the erroneous invocation of 'free speech' is effectively providing cover for hate spewers.
Even with his name splashed in the headlines and his story cast as "breaking news", the last thing this is about is Milo Yiannopoulos. To precis, in case you sensibly missed the whole thing: this hate-spouting, Donald Trump-supporting, far-right trollster had a lucrative book deal cancelled and a major speaking engagement at the American Conservative Union's CPAC conference revoked after comments he made, apparently saying sex between "younger boys" and older men was OK, surfaced online.
He then resigned from the far-right Breitbart news - following reports that some of his colleagues had threatened to quit if he wasn't sacked over those comments seeming to condone pedophilia (though Milo says they were taken out of context).
The internet is replete with background and detail on this story - and has been for some time. But, again, this isn't about one individual far-right provocateur. It's mostly about the busting of a persistent myth, that the far-right, in strange symbiosis with some liberals who should know better, are the new champions of free speech.
You know, that noble far-right cause cheered by US TV host Bill Maher just the other day, when he so agreeably had Milo on his HBO Real Time talk show and they both told us to stop being so sensitive over things such as racism and misogyny. [ More ]
M-103 could morph into something unrecognizable
Ottawa Sun - Lorne Gunter
Ever since I (and, of course,
many others) began warning about the threat to free speech
posed by Mississauga Liberal MP Iqra Khalid’s M-103, I have
received counterarguments from a hundred or more supporters
of the motion that calls on the federal government to root
out Islamophobia wherever it is found.
On Tuesday, for instance, I was a guest on a CBC Radio morning show.
Several points were made with which I disagreed, but one in particular was illustrative of the one-sided thinking of the pro-M-103 side. [ More ]
Trump’s Daesh Plan: Another US Invasion?
Anti-War.com - Ron Paul
Just over a week into the
Trump Administration, the President issued an Executive
Order giving Defense Secretary James Mattis 30 days to come
up with a plan to defeat ISIS. According to the Order, the
plan should make recommendations on military actions,
diplomatic actions, partners, strategies, and how to pay for
As we approach the president’s deadline it looks like the military is going to present Trump with a plan to do a whole lot more of what we’ve been doing and somehow expect different results. Proving the old saying that when all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail, we are hearing reports that the military will recommend sending thousands of US troops into Syria and Iraq. [ More ]
How Obama is scheming to sabotage Trump’s presidency
New York Post - Paul Sperry
When former President Barack
Obama said he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests, he was
sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes,
Obama has an army of agitators — numbering more than 30,000
— who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of
his historic presidency. And Obama will command them from a
bunker less than two miles from the White House.
In what’s shaping up to be a highly unusual post-presidency, Obama isn’t just staying behind in Washington. He’s working behind the scenes to set up what will effectively be a shadow government to not only protect his threatened legacy, but to sabotage the incoming administration and its popular “America First” agenda.
He’s doing it through a network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing for Action. Normally you’d expect an organization set up to support a politician and his agenda to close up shop after that candidate leaves office, but not Obama’s OFA. Rather, it’s gearing up for battle, with a growing war chest and more than 250 offices across the country.
Since Donald Trump’s election, this little-known but well-funded protesting arm has beefed up staff and ramped up recruitment of young liberal activists, declaring on its website, “We’re not backing down.” Determined to salvage Obama’s legacy,”it’s drawing battle lines on immigration, ObamaCare, race relations and climate change.
Obama is intimately involved in OFA operations and even tweets from the group’s account. In fact, he gave marching orders to OFA foot soldiers following Trump’s upset victory.
“It is fine for everybody to feel stressed, sad, discouraged,” he said in a conference call from the White House. “But get over it.” He demanded they “move forward to protect what we’ve accomplished.”
“Now is the time for some organizing,” he said. “So don’t mope.”
Far from sulking, OFA activists helped organize anti-Trump marches across US cities, some of which turned into riots. After Trump issued a temporary ban on immigration from seven terror-prone Muslim nations, the demonstrators jammed airports, chanting: “No ban, no wall, sanctuary for all!”
Run by old Obama aides and campaign workers, federal tax records show “nonpartisan” OFA marshals 32,525 volunteers nationwide. Registered as a 501(c)(4), it doesn’t have to disclose its donors, but they’ve been generous. OFA has raised more than $40 million in contributions and grants since evolving from Obama’s campaign organization Obama for America in 2013.
OFA, in IRS filings, says it trains young activists to develop “organizing skills.” Armed with Obama’s 2012 campaign database, OFA plans to get out the vote for Democratic candidates it’s grooming to win back Congress and erect a wall of resistance to Trump at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue.
It will be aided in that effort by the Obama Foundation, run by Obama’s former political director, and the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, launched last month by Obama pal Eric Holder to end what he and Obama call GOP “gerrymandering” of congressional districts.
Obama will be overseeing it all from a shadow White House located within two miles of Trump. It features a mansion, which he’s fortifying with construction of a tall brick perimeter, and a nearby taxpayer-funded office with his own chief of staff and press secretary. Michelle Obama will also open an office there, along with the Obama Foundation.
Critical to the fight is rebuilding the ravaged Democrat Party. Obama hopes to install his former civil-rights chief Tom Perez at the helm of the Democratic National Committee.
Perez is running for the vacant DNC chairmanship, vowing “It’s time to organize and fight . . . We must stand up to protect President Obama’s accomplishments;” while also promising, “We’re going to build the strongest grass-roots organizing force this country has ever seen.”
“You’re going to see me early next year,” he said after the election, “and we’re going to be in a position where we can start cooking up all kinds of great stuff.”
Added the ex-president: “Point is, I’m still fired up and ready to go.”
Muslims need not apply
EricMargolis.com - EricMargolis
When I was suffering through
advanced infantry training in the US Army many, many moons
ago, I learned the Trump negotiating system.
Our dreaded first sergeant, Delmar Creech, would terrorize us, inflict push-ups or latrine detail, and then restrict us to barracks over weekends for some minor infraction.
We hated him with a passion. But then one Friday he strode into the barracks and, with a big smile, said ‘you boys have been good. I’m granting you PX privileges!’
A cheer erupted. We were being allowed to go to the base store to buy candy, cigarettes and magazines. Suddenly, everyone said, `Sarge ain’t such a bad guy after all.’
This is the secret to Trump’s negotiating tactics: a storm of invective and abuse, followed by minor concessions. `Trump ain’t such a bad guy after all.’ [ More ]
Now who’s the enemy?
AntiWar.com - Tom Engelhardt.com
Let’s face it: since 9/11 everything in our American world has been wildly out of proportion. Understandably enough, at the time that attack was experienced as something other than it was. In the heat of the moment, it would be compared to city-destroying or world-ending Hollywood disaster films (“It was like one of them Godzilla movies”), instantly dubbed “the Pearl Harbor of the twenty-first century,” or simply “A New Day of Infamy,” and experienced by many as nothing short of an apocalyptic event inflicted on this country, the equivalent of a nuclear attack – as NBC’s Tom Brokaw said that day, “like a nuclear winter in lower Manhattan,” or as the Topeka Capital-Journal headlined it in a reference to a 1983 TV movie about nuclear Armageddon, “The Day After.” It was, of course, none of this. No imposing imperial challenger had struck the United States without warning, as Japan did on December 7, 1941, in what was essentially a declaration of war.
It was anything but the nuclear strike for which the country had been mentally preparing since August 6, 1945 – as, in the years after World War II, American newspapers regularly drew futuristic concentric circles of destruction around American cities and magazines offered visions of our country as a vaporized wasteland. And yet the remains of the WTC were regularly referred to as “Ground Zero,” a term previously reserved for the spot where an atomic explosion had occurred. The 9/11 attacks were, in fact, mounted by the most modest of groups at an estimated cost of only $400,000 to $500,000 and committed by 19 hijackers using our own “weapons,” commercial airliners, against us. [ More ]
The First Firestorm
LewRockwell.com - Patrick J. Buchanan
That hysterical reaction to
the travel ban announced Friday is a portent of what is to
come if President Donald Trump carries out the mandate given
to him by those who elected him.
The travel ban bars refugees for 120 days. From Syria, refugees are banned indefinitely. And a 90-day ban has been imposed on travel here from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen.
As of Monday, no one was being detained at a U.S. airport.
Yet the shrieking had not stopped. All five stories on page one of Monday’s Washington Post were about the abomination. The New York Times’ editorial, “Trashing American Ideals and Security,” called it bigoted, cowardly, xenophobic, Islamophobic, un-American, unrighteous. [ More ]
White supremacy's inferiority complex
Al Jazeera - Khaled Diab
"Hail Trump". "Lugenpresse".
Nazi salutes. The United States and the wider world reacted
with shock when footage emerged of a fascist speech by the
poster boy of the so-called "alt-right" movement, Richard
Spencer, given right in the heart of Washington, DC.
Loaded with racism and dehumanization, the "alt-right" leader declared: "To be white is to be a striver, a crusader, an explorer and a conqueror. We build; we produce; we go upward."
In his rhetoric, he echoed "manifest destiny", a 19th-century belief justifying the white European conquest of America. "We are the pioneers of the world; the advance-guard, sent on through the wilderness of untried things, to break a new path in the New World that is ours," Herman Melville, the author of Moby Dick, wrote in White Jacket.
But today's white nationalism is unlike the cocky white supremacy of the 19th century, when the West pretty much ruled large swaths of the world and required an ideology to justify its global dominance. In place of the white man's burden of yore, many whites, especially men, now feel they are regarded as the burden.
[ More ]
Democrats should ask Clinton to step aside
Chicago Tribune - John Kass
Has America become so numb by
the decades of lies and cynicism oozing from Clinton Inc.
that it could elect Hillary Clinton as president, even after
Friday's FBI announcement that it had reopened an
investigation of her emails while secretary of state?
We'll find out soon enough.
It's obvious the American political system is breaking down. It's been crumbling for some time now, and the establishment elite know it and they're properly frightened. Donald Trump, the vulgarian at their gates, is a symptom, not a cause. Hillary Clinton and husband Bill are both cause and effect.
FBI director James Comey's announcement about the renewed Clinton email investigation is the bombshell in the presidential campaign. That he announced this so close to Election Day should tell every thinking person that what the FBI is looking at is extremely serious. [ More ]
Trump’s foreign policy: Four more years of Bush-Obama?
FFF - Jacob Hornblower
What will President-elect Trump
do with respect to foreign policy? Will he follow in the
footsteps of George W. Bush and Barack Obama and pursue
another four years of death and destruction in the Middle
East and Afghanistan? Or will he move America in a different
direction by finally bringing U.S. troops home?
Unfortunately, he will be coming under tremendous pressure by both liberals and conservatives to continue the death and destruction. [ More ]
The Donald Lives!
WND - Patrick J. Buchanan
Donald Trump turned in perhaps
the most effective performance in the history of
presidential debates on Sunday night.
As the day began, he had been denounced by his wife, Mike Pence and his own staff for a tape of crude and lewd remarks in a decade-old “locker room” conversation on a bus with Billy Bush of “Access Hollywood.”
Tasting blood, the media were in a feeding frenzy. Trump is dropping out! Pence is bolting the ticket! Republican elites are about to disown and abandon the Republican nominee!
Sometime this weekend, Trump made a decision: If he is going down to defeat, he will go out as Trump, not some sniveling penitent begging forgiveness from hypocrites who fear and loathe him. [ More ]
Do we really want a war with Russia?
Peak Oil - Anonymous
I wish I could say things were
improving between the US and Russia but they aren’t. They’re
There’s so much happening right now, I can only provide a summary of a few of the more interesting and worrying developments.
This report builds on those I’ve released over the past two years and begins with a chilling editorial put out by the NY Times on September 29th, 2016, which further demonized Putin specifically, Russia generally, and openly advocates for military confrontation. [ More ]
Henry Rollins: Angry Trump fans will be ‘dangerous losers’ who might ‘lock and load’
Raw Story - Travis Gettys
Henry Rollins is worried about
what will happen after November’s presidential election — no
matter who wins.
The prolific punk rock legend, who hasn’t written a song in more than a decade but publishes books and newspaper columns and gives lengthy spoken-word performances, said his wealth insulates him from most of the consequences of a potential Donald Trump presidency, reported The Guardian.
“With my economic altitude, I don’t feel any of this,” Rollins said. “Donald Trump’s going to suck if you’re brown, black, lower middle-class or poor … I’m just going to enjoy the tax breaks that rich guys get from guys like him and keep on grooving.”
The former Black Flag singer said he’s concerned about how Trump supporters will react if the real estate developer and former reality TV star loses to Hillary Clinton.
“Trump fans are going to be very dangerous losers,” Rollins said. “And, if he wins, liberals will be very whiny and hilarious losers. There’ll be lines out of Starbucks, people wanting quadruple lattes; there’ll be more hand-wringing, more poetry – that’s a liberal on a bad day. The angry Tea Party person on a bad day, you lock and load, and go find a Muslim or brown-skinned person.”
But he’s confident the United States will survive, no matter what happens after the election.
“America gets what America deserves,” Rollins said. “America’s a tough place full of tough people, and I’m an example of a tough American. If you can’t take a punch in the teeth, you should move to Canada.”
Getting the Alt-Right wrong
Taki's Mag - Jim Goad
Last Thursday in Reno, presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton took a brief break from coughing up lesbian fur balls and practicing urban dance moves in order to introduce an unsuspecting American populace to the Alt-Right.
In what may very well be a desperately flailing attempt to distract the public’s attention from the possibility that she wears scented adult diapers, Clinton has lately gone Full Godwin on Trump, unleashing a shamelessly sensational fear-mongering one-minute ad linking him to the KKK and David Duke. The ad also features the perennially erudite Jared Taylor being horrifyingly sensible. It also notes that Trump recently hired Breitbart.com head honcho Stephen Bannon as his campaign CEO. Bannon had previously boasted that he transformed the Breitbart site into “the platform for the alt-right.” [ More ]
Trump’s week from hell
Lew Rockwell - Eric Margolis
It’s been the week from hell for
Donald Trump. Everything seems to be going wrong for him.
The worst was the foolish and painful fight he picked with
the “grieving” Khan family.
What happened was clearly a very clever ambush devised by the Clinton camp. A Muslim-American attorney, Khizr Khan, whose army officer son had been blown up in Iraq, was put on show at the Democratic Convention to attack Donald Trump’s ignorant and stupid anti-Muslim policies – and to embarrass him.
It worked brilliantly. Trump, like an enraged mastodon, fell right into the trap. After being sternly rebuked by Mr. Khan, Trump foolishly attacked Mrs. Khan, inferring that she was an oppressed Muslim woman and thus unworthy of our attention. The Khan’s “dignified response” to Trump’s boorish behavior shamed him and upset many voters who fell into the trap laid by Hilldog's minions. [ More ]
How Howard Stern gave us Donald Trump
CNN - Will Bunch
The critics thought he'd ended
his career when it had just barely started -- thanks to one
outrageous and offensive comment.
It was 1982, a year when the phrase "political correctness" was familiar to only a handful of people, and Donald Trump was barely known beyond Manhattan real-estate insiders. And the hottest up-and-coming morning disc jockey in the Washington market was a young man with a long face, even longer hair and an acid tongue.
Stern was known as over the top, but even his fans gasped that January morning when the DJ pretended to call a representative of Air Florida, just one day after its jet had crashed into D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge, killing 78 people. Could he buy a one-way ticket to the bridge? he asked in a mocking tone. Would the 14th Street crossing become a permanent stop? [ More ]
Is the Trump family America’s next political dynasty?
BBC - Jasmine Taylor-Coleman
The glaring absence of prominent
Republicans from the party's convention in Cleveland raised
questions about who would be filling the speaking slots in
support of Donald Trump.
But, confident as ever, the New York billionaire had it covered. Waiting in the wings were a host of family members willing to get on stage.
Mr Trump's third wife Melania dominated the headlines after sections of her speech mimicked an address given by Michelle Obama - something Trump's campaign denied for more than a day before a Trump staffer took responsibility for "including some of the phrasing" used by Ms Obama. [ More ]
'There's not much that's German here anymore'
Counterpunch - Daniel Heinrich
Sabine Galuschka knows everyone here. The 57-year-old owns a small flower shop in the middle of Bad Godesberg's main street. Her discussions with customers often go beyond the business of buying flowers. The current debate about banning burqas is a particularly hot topic. "I just don't like that there are so many veiled women walking around. That's not the way we dress when we go out," she said. "I would just like to know who's hiding beneath the veil." [ More ]
White Christian America is dying
Washington Post - John Sides
Robert P. Jones is the founding CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). His new book, “The End of White Christian America,” has been called “quite possibly the most illuminating text for this election year.” He kindly answered some questions about the book via email. [ More ]
The cleverest Zionist
The Occidental Observer - Guillaume Durocher
Noam Chomsky is one of the most
influential intellectuals in the world and is indeed
probably the single most influential Left-wing intellectual
around today. His university, the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, once boasted that Chomsky was the most-cited
living person in the Arts and Humanities citation index
between 1980 and 1992. Indeed, he was the only living author
in the top ten, being quoted beside Shakespeare, Plato, and
the Bible. Chomsky has largely maintained his academic
influence, being heavily quoted in books in the humanities.
The elderly Chomsky is something of a saint for the far-Left. Thus they have been alarmed at a strange, under-reported reality: Chomsky the anti-nationalist and anti-imperialist voice is, when all is said and done, a Zionist supporter of the ethnically-Jewish state of Israel. [ More ]
When it helps disparage US enemies
Media love to criticize Trump
Fair.Org - Adam Johnson
Donald Trump released an ad on March 17 in which he did what almost every politician does as a matter of course: said something bad about Russian President Vladimir Putin, in this case by lumping him with ISIS. The pundit class was in shock, reporting that the “bromance” between the New York businessman and Putin was over.
But there never was a “bromance” or any “love” in the first place — just two politicians who have no particular reason to hate each other exchanging generic pleasantries. But in the United States, failing to categorically condemn our Official State Enemies is seen as “loving” them. It is incumbent upon all Serious People, especially all Serious Candidates, to run through the motions and publicly display their disapproval of those leaders not currently in the national security establishment’s good graces. [ More ]
Why Gay Republicans love Trump
VICE - Allie Conti
R. D. Hutchinson always gets the same reaction after telling people he
leans Republican: "That's different." On the surface, that fact
shouldn't be so surprising. The 24-year-old is a former military
forklift operator who was born and raised in Virginia; he speaks with a
Southern accent, loves the Second Amendment, and is the kind of
small-town American who settled down early. But Hutchinson — who got a
job as a turf coordinator for the Republican National Convention in
Richmond after falling in love with Donald Trump — is also married to a
"He's brought in a lot of Republicans that I call Trump Republicans," Hutchinson told me. "They aren't traditional Republicans. They don't talk about the kind of things that the Religious Right talks about."
Neither does the candidate in question. On June 14, the day after Omar Mateen killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Trump specifically appealed to the LGBTQ community during a rally in North Carolina. [ More ]
They need to take their corrupt ideology back to 19th Century
Alabama protesters smackdown KKK
Raw Story - Sarah K. Burris
After a series of fliers popped up in neighborhoods across Alabama,
residents of the state have had enough.
Local activists gathered at Cathedral Square in Mobile, Alabama on Saturday, holding signs saying “Protect Trans Lives” and “Stop the Klan.”
“Their kind of domestic terrorism will no longer be tolerated,” Delia Melody a local Transgender Rights Activist told Local15TV. “They have been specifically targeting my community, the transgender community, by calling us abominations.” [ More ]
Is assisted suicide part of NWO agenda?
Henry Makow.com - Oliver Heydorn
"The State has given life and the State has taken it away ... blessed be the State!"
The legalization of 'medical assistance in dying'
is 'New World Order' policy. As is typical, Canada
of the vanguard of the coming dystopia.
(Disclaimer: I favor medically assisted suicide but Oliver
raises valid concerns.)
"I suppose it can't be that difficult to euthanize a population, if you have already lobotomized them. "
- See more at: http://henrymakow.com/2016/06/Is-Assisted-Suicide-Part-of-NWO-Agenda.html#sthash.JWpkP4Sv.dpuf
"The State has given life and the State has taken it away ... blessed be the State!"
The legalization of 'medical assistance in dying' is 'New World Order' policy. As is typical, Canada is on of the vanguard of the coming dystopia.
"I suppose it can't be that difficult to euthanize a population, if you have already lobotomized them."
Canada is on the verge of legalizing both euthanasia
and assisted suicide under the euphemism of "medical assistance in
The Supreme Court struck down the ban on assisted suicide last year as "unconstitutional" in yet another example of judicial activism and interference forcing Parliament to draft a new law. In principle, Parliament could invoke the 'notwithstanding clause', but, with someone of the low intellectual and moral caliber of Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, there is no prospect of being rescued by the executive branch. [ More ]
Prophetic author of The Camp of the Saints
Interview with Jean Raspail
Renegrade Tribune - Translated from French magazine Valeurs Actuelles
Jean Raspail published The Camp of the Saints in
1973. In the novel he describes how mass third world immigration to
France leads to the destruction of Europe. The current issue of the
French magazine Valeurs Actuelles features an interview with Jean
Q: What do you feel about the current situation?
A: You know, I’ve no wish to join the big group of intellectuals who spend their time debating immigration… I have the impression that these talks serve no purpose. The people already know it all, intuitively: that France, as our ancestors fashioned it centuries ago, is disappearing. And that we keep the gallery amused by talking ceaselessly of immigration without ever saying the final truth. A truth that is moreover unsayable, as my friend Jean Cau noted, because whoever says it is immediately hounded, condemned then rejected. Richard Millet came close to it, look what happened to him! [ More ]
The secret, hypocritical gay
world of so-called “ISIS”
The Daily Beast - Tim Teeman
ISIS murdered a 15-year-old accused of being gay but spared
the life of his ‘rapist,’ a senior jihadi commander. What
lies behind the brutal double standard?
The murder of a 15-year-old teenager, thrown to his death by ISIS for being gay, not only reveals — yet again — the terror group’s murderous homophobia, but also the hypocrisy that exists alongside it.
A senior commander of the so-called Islamic State, named in reports as Abu Zaid al-Jazrawi, was having some kind of relationship with this as-yet-nameless 15-year-old, but the more senior man was not killed. [ More ]
Jean Raspail: "We are only at the beginning
Gallia Watch - Staff writers
Here is an interview with Jean
Raspail that appears in Le Point. It is no surprise that he
is unashamedly realistic about the inevitable collapse of
Western civilization - unless we give up our "compassion".
- Le Point: Some on the right consider your book The Camp of the Saints, written in 1972, as visionary, especially since the refugee crisis. How do you feel about that?
- JR: This migrant crisis puts an end to thirty years of insults and slander against me. I have been called a fascist because of this book considered to be a racist work…. [ More ]
Growing awareness of freedom of speech
Friends of Freedom Newsletter - Keltie Zubko
“We don’t absolutely make it illegal to talk about certain subjects, we just make it so dangerous, with so many obscure and complex rules that no one dares to go there. Somewhat like gun laws. We don’t overtly ban all fire arms. No, we would find too much resistance and rational criticism. The hypocritical Canadian way is simply to regulate them out of existence, gradually, just like controversial speech. Hate laws mean whatever we say they mean. We will only tell you after you say something if you have offended. This is the process of gradual Marxism. The state gradually disarms the citizen of their weapons and their free speech by slow degrees so absolute control, physical and mental will be with the state.” [ More ]
The child-rape assembly line
VICE Magazine -
Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg — who is 63 with a long, graying beard — recently sat down with me to explain what he described as a “child-rape assembly line” among sects of fundamentalist Jews.
On a visit to Jerusalem in
2005, Rabbi Rosenberg entered into a mikvah in one of
the holiest neighborhoods in the city, Mea She’arim. “I
opened a door that entered into a schvitz,” he told
me. “Vapors everywhere, I can barely see. My eyes adjust,
and I see an old man, my age, long white beard, a
holy-looking man, sitting in the vapors. On his lap, facing
away from him, is a boy, maybe seven years old. And the old
man is having anal sex with this boy.”
Rabbi Rosenberg paused, gathered himself, and went on: “This boy was speared on the man like an animal, like a pig, and the boy was saying nothing. But on his face — fear. The old man looked at me without any fear, as if this was common practice. He didn’t stop. I was so angry, I confronted him. He removed the boy from his penis, and I took the boy aside. I told this man, ‘It’s a sin before God, a mishkovzucher. What are you doing to this boy’s soul? [ More ]
Temples, toilets and India’s
Globe and Mail - Amrit Dhillon
Few things make one flinch like
travelling on an early-morning Indian train and seeing
people relieve themselves beside the tracks. Seeing this
most private act performed in public triggers spasms of
Sometimes, when they hear the train approaching, these poor squatting individuals scuttle quickly into a nearby bush in a hopeless attempt to hide their backsides – and their shame.
In Rohinton Mistry’s novel A
Fine Balance, a slum dweller who lives near the tracks
memorizes the railway schedule to avoid doing his business
when a train is likely to hurtle by.
The fact that millions of Indians are forced to defecate in the open because they lack of toilets in their homes should be the cause of profound mortification for the nation. Yet some of the reactions to Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh’s recent remark that India needs toilets more than temples were bizarre. [ More ]
Cute until they start getting all hairy . . .
The pretty boys of Afghanistan
VICE Magazine -
Kandahar just may be the world capital of buggery. There’s a popular joke here that goes, “Why do birds fly in circles over Kandahar? Because they’re covering their ass with one wing.”
The rest of Afghanistan is always riffing about Kandahar. “Down there, girls are for procreation, boys are for recreation.” Stuff like that. Taliban, "mujahideen" strongmen in Kandahar — including the police chief — were not averse to taking boys as brides. In fact, according to a New York Times article, a homosexually driven feud led to the rise of Bin Laden’s future hosts. Two "mujahideen" battled for possession of a prized boy. They rolled out the tanks and shot up the bazaar, killing scores of innocents. By 1994, many of the “holy warriors” who had beat back the Soviets were terrorizing their own people. [ More ]
Big Gay Abdul
Taliban are closeted homosexuals who also are pedophiles
If you know anything about Islam, it is very controlling of sexuality and perverse in many, many ways. Seeing this happen is not surprising to me in any way. No less sick, but not surprising.
For the three of you who don’t already know, Taliban fighters are overwhelmingly Pashtun.
Also, the report is so disgusting-funny (is there a word for something that is repugnant but makes you laugh hysterically?) that I’ve been sitting here trying to come up with some snarky commentary — but, really, what more could I add? I mean, anally contracted gonorrhea? You can’t make that shit up!
The study, obtained by Fox News, found that Pashtun men commonly have sex with other men, admire other men physically, have sexual relationships with boys and shun women both socially and sexually — yet they completely reject the label of "homosexual." The research was conducted as part of a longstanding effort to better understand Afghan culture and improve Western interaction with the local people.
In one instance, a group of local male interpreters had contracted gonorrhea anally but refused to believe they could have contracted it sexually — "because they were not homosexuals."
Apparently, according to the report, Pashtun men interpret the Islamic prohibition on homosexuality to mean they cannot "love" another man — but that doesn’t mean they can’t use men for "sexual gratification."
The report also detailed a disturbing practice in which older "men of status" keep young boys on hand for sexual relationships. One of the country’s favorite sayings, the report said, is "women are for children, boys are for pleasure — but for sheer delight, a melon."
Nothing says "not gay" louder than anally contracted gonorrhea.
Toronto Newspapers - Various Scribes
On Christopher Hitchens . . .
Opinion pieces on the world's most renowned atheist
Tributes and condemnations by various scribes
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