A study in simple semantics: meaning of racist and racism

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2019-08-18 21:29

By Carolyn Yeager

LIKE ANTI-SEMITE (OR ANTISEMITE), THE WORD RACIST IS  increasing in politically-charged usage. This bodes ill for maintaining our shrinking "European-white majority societies” that are now sprinkled lightly around the world. The following are some thoughts I had concerning what to understand and how to engage when you are so labeled.

Is there a difference between Racialism and Racism? – both are “beliefs” according to Wikipedia.

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Race

Talking honestly about race in America

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2019-08-01 16:54

At a hearing of his Oversight Committee, Congressman Elijah Cummings screams at Kevin McAleenan, the acting secretary of Homeland Security, about conditions for detained migrants at the southern border, sharply criticizing the secretary’s contention that his department was doing its ″level best″ to manage the situation. Yet Cummings own majority black Baltimore, Maryland district has been exposed as having miles of abandoned, rat-infested row homes filled with trash. 


By Carolyn Yeager

THE SUBJECT OF RACE HAS COME UP VERY STRONGLY with the twitter feud between a black congressman and President Donald Trump. It's hard to talk honestly about race in this country, so I think it's great that Trump has come out and said these things. He's getting plenty of criticism even from some conservatives and Republicans … although the republicans in congress have stayed quiet and that's smart, they should.

President Trump gets heat for telling the truth again—this time about race hucksters

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2019-07-29 11:00

Al Sharpton posted this picture of Trump at a NAN Convention in 2006 with a chubbier version of himself, Jessie Jackson, left, and James Brown, right.


by Carolyn Yeager

NO ONE IN HIGH OFFICE HAS EVER TAKEN ON the racial question the way Donald Trump is doing now. As our president since January 2017, he has shown amazing courage in telling the truth about the political situation in this country and never backing down to the democrats, the media and the minorities.

AfD marks a win in constitutional court

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2019-07-26 11:19

TWO WEEKS AGO, I reported that the parliamentary election committee in the German state of Saxony banned 43 of the 61 candidates selected for the ballot by the Alternative for Germany party.  Now a state constitutional court has partially overruled that decision.

Josh Hawley's anti-cosmopolitan speech at the National Conservatism Conference

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2019-07-22 23:53

Josh Hawley, US senator from Missouri, delivered the final address at the recent National Conservatism Conference in Washington DC. He's been criticized by Jews for over-using the term 'cosmopolitan' as a pejorative.


By Carolyn Yeager

THIS SPEECH, GIVEN A WEEK AGO TUESDAY, HAS ATTRACTED a lot of attention—especially in the Jewish Press. After reading about it there, I found the transcript and read it for myself. Now I needed to know more about his family background. Exactly who is Joshua David Hawley? Who were his parents? Turns out they aren't mentioned on his Wikipedia page or, I soon found out, on any other page online.

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US elections

On the 75th Anniversary of the failed July 20 assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2019-07-19 00:27

By Carolyn Yeager

TRADITIONALLY, GERMANY'S CURRENT LEADERS LAY FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS IN the national colors of red and gold in the courtyard of the Bendlerblock, the large army headquarters in Berlin from where the plot leaders staged their attempted takeover of the German government and military known as Operation Valkyrie in 1944. It's still not known whether this year's 75th commemoration will be a more elaborate affair.

President of Germany bows his head in remembrance of the failed conspirators during a past July 20th commemoration ceremony at the Bendlerblock Army headquarters in Berlin.

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Germany using increasingly repressive measures against political opposition

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2019-07-12 15:53

Germany's Identitarian movement members are young and clean-cut, but the domestic intelligence agency has placed them under increased surveillance as a "verified extreme right movement."


By Carolyn Yeager

IN THE WAKE OF THE GROWING SUCCESS of anti-migration parties and their demand for protection of the national populations in Europe, the establishmentarians that remain in power are cracking down harshly and ramping up their anti-right rhetoric against any and all they see as threats to their control. In Germany we've seen the treatment of Pegida (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West – founded in 2014), hit with bad press, frivolous lawsuits and intrusive investigation by domestic intelligence agencies. The founder of Pegida has been sidelined by Facebook in ways that make it difficult to find and read his content.

A major monument honoring Poles in the center of Berlin? Never!

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2019-07-06 09:02

In Central Berlin, the entrance to the memorial built to commemorate alleged crimes of the National-Socialist government (1933-1945) that never occurred. More of the same is now being proposed for Poles.


By Carolyn Yeager

HOW TO CONQUER the Germans … one way or the other. The Poles were never able to reach the 'promised land' in their historical quest to conquer and occupy Berlin, but they will never stop trying. The latest plan is to have the German government build a major monument to them as “victims of Nazism” in the center of Berlin, on a par with the memorials to the allegedly murdered Jews, the Sinti-Roma and the Homosexuals that currently take up large amounts of prime space in the German capital near the Reichstag. These are cultural groups that existed within Germany, at least, while the Poles are a foreign national population on foreign soil. What nation with any self-respect puts up a monument in the center of their capital city memorializing their enemy in a previous war? None that I know of.

Nasty treatment of Germans, Italians in British POW camp unearthed by Sheffield archaeology team

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2019-07-04 15:30

A painting by Heinz Georg Lutz while a prisoner at Lodge Moor POW camp in Scheffield, England. Lutz was an architect and ex-Wehrmacht officer who was confined in the camp September 1945-April 1948. He made several linocuts and watercolour sketches of the camp and the area around it. Credit: Picture Sheffield


By Carolyn Yeager

REMAINS OF THE LARGEST PRISONER OF WAR CAMP IN BRITAIN, housing at least 11,000 Germans and Italians at its peak in 1944, has been uncovered by archaeologists from University of Sheffield.

The site is overgrown with woodlands and was forgotten for more than 60 years.

Centenaries converge for Versailles Treaty, Weimar Republic, High Seas Fleet scuttling

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2019-06-29 23:02

A German poster from 1919 showing 'what we are supposed to lose.'


By Carolyn Yeager

THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE VERSAILLES PEACE TREATY was quietly commemorated this week in Germany. The date of the signing was June 28, 1919. 

The treaty was 100% the creation of the Allied victors. No German negotiators were allowed to participate in discussing its content. Thus the peace treaty was a fait accompli which Germans never agreed to but were compelled to sign. It forced the country to pay billions in reparations; to give up its colonies in Africa, Asia and the Pacific region; and to cede almost 20% of its territory to other nations: Alsace-Lorraine became French and most of West Prussia became Polish. The victorious powers — led by the United States, Britain, France and Italy — declared Germany and its allies to be solely responsible for the outbreak of the war that they themselves had turned into a World War. They accused the Germans of having forced them into war (when it was clearly the other way around), thus holding the Reich accountable for "all losses and damages" incurred.

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Germany, World War 1

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