European Union

Why I support the AfD

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2018-11-23 19:53

AfD leaders hold a news conference with a generally hostile press.


By Carolyn Yeager

GERMANY NEEDS TO CHANGE. That is, the political philosophy that governs Germany needs to change. The current philosophy is internationalist and guided by remembrance of WWII “crimes”, especially the Holocaust slander. The change I want to see is to a pro-German Germany, a more nationalist Germany. The new party Alternative for Germany (AfD), described as populist, can bring about this change in an unobjectionable way. Yes, the Jews will scream, the left will scream, the communists will scream – but since AfD has no connection with Nazism, since it rejects any return to National Socialism, the party is not in any way 'unconstitutional' … unless and until being pro-German (or even being German!) becomes unconstitutional.

German establishment tries to create scandal around AfD star Alice Weidel

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2018-11-17 11:33

By  Carolyn Yeager

AS THE AFD'S ANNUAL PARTY CONFERENCE BEGAN in Magdeburg on Friday, one issue on the agenda is dealing with the improper donation charges being thrown around  by the other parties and the media, particularly the Deutsche Welle (DW) International broadcaster and it's allies.

I have already read at least three full articles at DW claiming improper handling of Swiss donations by Weidel's campaign. Alice Weidel (pictured) was elected to the Bundestag from the Lake Constance district, which is right on the border with Switzerland. I don't see anyone else playing this up to the extent that DW is doing. As the AfD has risen, DW seems to be intent on its own campaign of talking down and posing AfD as a threat to the Federal Republic's constitutional order.

President Trump led in rejecting UN Global Migration Pact—Hungary and now Austria follow

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2018-11-01 00:55

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz (left) and vice-chancellor HC Strache announce they are following in the footsteps of leaders from the United States and Hungary by a decision not to sign the UN Migration Compact in December.


By Carolyn Yeager

THE UN MIGRATION COMPACT FOR SAFE, ORDERLY AND REGULAR MIGRATION was approved in July by all 193 UN members except the United States. Later Victor Orban of Hungary said he would not sign the final document, which signing ceremony is to take place in Marrakesh, Morocco in December. Now Sebastian Kurz, chancellor of Austria, has announced that his country has decided not to sign it and will not send a representative to Morocco for the event. Poland is also indicating that it will probably decide the same. [Update: https://www.dw.com/en/merkel-meets-polish-pm-as-he-threatens-withdrawal-from-un-migration-pact/a-46135819]

The compact, which calls mass migration “inevitable, necessary, and desirable,” is made up of 23 goals, some of which definitely infringe upon the sovereignty of first world nations. Austria, in making its Oct. 31 announcement said that 17 of those goals are unacceptable to its government, led by Kurz's conservative Peoples Party in coalition with vice-chancellor Hans-Christian Strache's populist Freedom Party.

Multiculturalism backfiring? Scandals arise in Germany, Holland

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2018-07-23 23:06

Mesut Özil, left, hands a shirt over to Recep Tayyip Erdogan on May 13, during Erdogan's visit to the UK prior to the presidential election in Turkey. This photograph was criticized in Germany as demonstrating a dual loyalty to both countries, which Özil does not deny.


 UPDATE: Mesut Özil spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the phone Monday after he quit Germany's national team, the Turkish leader told reporters in parliament on Tuesday (today). Erdogan praised Özil's decision to quit.

By Carolyn Yeager

LAST WEEK, A TURKISH PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER who was born in Germany but has been living in England earning a huge salary under contract for the English club Arsenal – but also is one of the top players on the German National soccer team – accused Germany of racism and announced he would no longer play on its national team.

At the same time in The Netherlands, the Dutch Foreign Minister aroused a storm of criticism over his comments about the failure of multicultural societies. “Give me an example of a multiethnic, multicultural society, where the indigenous population still live … where they live in a peaceful, societal union,” he said to a gathering in The Hague. “I don’t know of any.”

Trump's shocks to the System are the best thing going

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2018-06-10 14:40

Already iconic photo of US president Trump resisting the persuasions of his European allies at the June 2018 G7 Summit in Quebec, Canada.


By Carolyn Yeager

IT'S BEING ASKED IF DONALD TRUMP IS TURNING THE UNITED STATES AWAY FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ORDER that was established after the Second World War.

I certainly hope so. And I am more encouraged that this is so by his performance at the G7 Summit in Quebec. Let me just say that I approve of what he is doing. I have learned that he is always several steps ahead of me, so as I am nervous and worried every time there is a flare-up about the methods he uses, I eventually recognize that he was right (and successful) and I was too timid.

Then I say of him, he is brighter and braver than I, by a long shot, thus I should have faith from now on. Of course, it's not that easy, but still, Trump is becoming more, not less, of a hero to me. I'm getting used to his saying and doing what shocks us, mostly only because it “never happened before.” He is continually breaking protocol, for sure. It's like, oh my god, now what?

Angela Merkel's disgraceful, dithering New Year's speech

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2018-01-03 01:21

Angela Merkel poses for her annual New Year's speech to the German nation on December 31, 2017.


HERE IS CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL'S SPEECH ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, with commentary by Dr. Rainer Zitelmann as provided by WallStreet-Online.de. Rainer Zitelmann (right) first made a name for himself as an historian and journalist; later he established the leading public relations firm in the real estate industry. Many citizens will find Merkel's New Year's speech an imposition, says Wall Street-Online.

Merkel: "Dear fellow citizens, I greet you warmly, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to give you some thoughts on this New Year's Eve day as well as on the dawn of the new year. I know from numerous conversations and encounters this year that many of you are worried about cohesion in Germany. "

The reactionaries arise: Sign an 'open letter' urging boycott of Austria's FPÖ cabinet members

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2017-12-29 00:40

Herbert Kickl, talented former FPOe party chairman, is the new Home Secretary (Minister of the Interior) in Sebastian Kurz's Austrian coalition government.


By Carolyn Yeager

FOLLOWING PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU'S ANNOUNCEMENT on Dec. 18, 2017 that Israel's Foreign Office would instruct it's ministers to work only with lower-ranking officials from the Austrian ministries now headed by members of the FPÖ party, some far-left reactionaries and Jews have released an Open Letter also calling for a partial boycott of Austria's new cabinet.

Ho hum, I guess they felt someone needed to do something. None of the signers are currently in government, so it's just a headline they're trying to get. It appears there are only seven signers (or maybe sponsors): former French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner (Jew, pictured at right) and anti-racist Benjamin Abtan of AGEM; Leftist Jose Ramos-Horta (Nobel Peace Prize winner from East Timor; former Spanish foreign minister Socialist Miguel-Angel Moratinos, former Canadian PM Kim Campbell, and those tired old Nazi-Hunters Beate and Serge Klarsfeld.

Beware the antisemitism laws to come

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2017-09-22 23:16

Former Belgian MP Laurent Louis has been sentenced to the humiliation of visiting Holocaust Memorial "camps" each year for five years, writing a 50-line report about his feelings and keeping it posted on his Facebook page.


By Carolyn Yeager

WHAT HAPPENED TO LAURENT LOUIS CAN HAPPEN TO YOU, too, if Jews get their antisemitism laws passed.

According to ejpress.org (European Jewish Press), the former Belgian MP who was convicted for “negationist” comments and statements has been “condemned to visit a number of concentrations camps” once a year for five years, and write at least 50 lines on “what he saw and what emotions he felt,” then keep it posted on his Facebook page, in lieu of a prison sentence.

News from Germany/Europe

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2017-09-08 12:58

Switzerland voted to ban the construction of minarets in 2009 via a referendum. German Justice Minister Heiko Maas says such a move would be unconstitutional in Germany as he seeks to scare voters away from AfD candidates.


Justice Minister Heiko (the mouse that roars) Maas warns that AfD's "election manifesto" may contain unconstitutional goals. He WARNS in an article in a Frankfurter newspaper that “for the first time since 1949, a party is likely to clear what's known as the 5 percent hurdle to be represented in the Bundestag with an election manifesto that is partly unconstitutional.” What is unconstitutional? He points to the AfD call for a ban on minarets in Germany – those high towers on mosques that call the faithful to prayer. Such a ban is based on the fact that it changes the characteristic and historic look of German towns which are dotted with modest Christian church towers. Maas cites Germany's Basic Law that permits "freedom of religion" and prohibits "discrimination on the grounds of faith or religious beliefs." He omits to say that such a measure would have to be voted on by the Bundestag.

Hungary's Orban announces "ethnic homogeneity" is key to economic success, while Jews keep using “antisemitism” to push multiculturalism

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2017-03-01 19:47

Investigation carried out at Jewish Community Center in Southern Nevada. It's now reported that President Trump told some state attorneys-general in a meeting yesterday that "it's possible" these incidents could be false flags. Wow, go Trump!!


By Carolyn Yeager

FUNNY HOW THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS EVERYWHERE playing up the “latest wave of anti-Semitism.” I'm seeing it wherever I look, from liberal to conservative news sites - the stories get big play. Could it be because of the continuing success of populist themes and populist politicians?

I think so.

Today I was interested in a speech given by Hungary's Prime Minister Victor Orban before the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Budapest. He won headlines by saying "ethnic homogeneity" was key in fostering economic success and that "too much mixing causes trouble."

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