Joel Cairo’s Journal – November 28, 2014

Joel Cairo

 

Listening to the chatter emanating from the halls of the European Community offices in Brussels this week was, to say the least, disturbing. The seemingly endless requests for recognition of a “Palestinian state,” to one well acquainted with the region, showed the utmost in foolishness, […]

Book Review - America in Retreat

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Recently there have been a number of books published on America’s role in world events and what the world would be like absent such participation. Mark Steyn published After America in 2011. Earlier this year Dinesh D’Souza gave us America: Imagine a World Without […]

Duly Noted - Absurdities Called Public Affairs.

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Some news presented with a straight face is hilarious, or would be that, if only they were not serious. Here is a collection of recent absurdities.

 

1 – Turkey’s strong man flirts with chauvinism coupled to Islamism. Authoritarian regimes will, in the context of […]

Duly Noted - Winning and Losing: The West Against Itself

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“God is on the side of the larger battalions” is credited to Napoleon. Well, he knew about winning and losing wars. His only problem: the final sequence of these occurrences. His stature makes it risky to argue with him. Nevertheless, reservations emerge. Not because his […]

Book Review - Neither Here Nor There

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Frans Jager presents the views of a first generation immigrant on American Exceptionalism.

 

 

 

We are constantly being reminded, “America is a nation of immigrants.” This is true, in a much as everyone who lives here today, except for the descendants of […]

Duly Noted - From the Blog of the Last Survivor

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The fictitious diary of a well-meaning chap.

Humor bridges the gap between reality and tragedy. In doing so, it demonstrates our ability to be amused, no matter what. This pseudo-journal is translated from the Hungarian. Some inferences had to be sacrificed because of the uniqueness […]

Scotland had a Chance, the Youths Sold them Out

sctshrfrndmOr did they? Why would Scotland or any other land mass want to separate from the mother ship. Mainly because they are unhappy. So who is unhappy? Probably less than the majority. Did you know that only a third wanted to separate from the king during the […]

Duly Noted - Secession, Autonomy and the State System.

Duly NotedInternational conflict prevention begins internally.

Even aloof Americans and Western Europeans are affected by “foreign affairs”. The general lack of concern is caused and supported by the impression that all troubles happen “abroad”. It is the good fortune of the American continent, and largely of Europe’s […]

Misleading “Freedom” Referendum Goes Down in Flames in Scotland

sctshrfrndmIt is a good thing the Scots voted against independence from England. The movement was not about freedom, but about increasing socialism. Both the UK Socialist and Green Parties, along with other left-wing parties, supported the referendum; the Conservative Party (Tories) and right wing UKIP opposed it. […]

Duly Noted - Countries, Borders, Peoples.

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Man is a territorial animal. A consequence is mass murder that proves that pacifism, meant as an antidote for aggression, facilitates bloodshed. If land is involved, leaders and peoples tend to lose their rationality and their moral compass of decency.

Most conflicts are about claims […]

Free Scotland!

Scotland votes on independence from the United Kingdom tomorrow. I’ll be rooting very hard for a yes vote.

The primary reason I strongly support Scottish independence is because it will serve as a beautiful illustration of how civilized unions respond when a geographic territory votes to secede. During all the debate leading up to the […]

Duly Noted - Weirdness, Mainly Sexual, From the Big Picture

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1. The Ukraine complained that a Russian armored column has entered her territory. That came after the “peaceful invasion” of quickly re-painted army trucks. The half-loaded lorries expressed Putin’s “humanitarian” concern. They forced their way into an independent country to carry aid for separatist “civilians.” […]

Duly Noted - The Failure of Liberalism?

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Foreign policy as an act of atonement.

 

Some of us live through the accident of birth and/or our ancestors’ sacrifices, in a functioning democracy. Such a system allows citizens to make choices regarding the persons who are entrusted to execute their will. Through that […]

The World Is Too Complicated to Be a Single Cop’s Beat

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The Association Game: Is this Ukrainian more like Putin or Poroshenko?

Republican water-carriers can smear the Pauls as isolationists all they want: the notion of the US as “world cop” is still neither constitutional nor moral nor practical.

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Duly Noted - We Hide Behind Ethics-For-Show

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“Higher Values” exploited to Justify Convenient Inaction.

 

While growing-up in the happy realm of the Soviet Union’s “outer empire”, one was harangued with the assertion that “western decadence” guarantees “final victory”. That trait was attributed to capitalism, which was condemned to death by its […]

Duly Noted - Plain Talk About the Plane

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It is unwise, as it might take one toward misleading results, to investigate a case in a manner that limits the inquiry towards one’s first impression.

On the other hand, if it looks like a duck, if it sounds like a duck, if it walks […]

Signs Of The Gold Standard Emerging From Great Britain?

WarAndGoldKwasiKwartenComes now to respectful international attention a volume entitled War and Gold: A 500-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt by Member of Parliament Kwasi Kwarteng. This near-perfect volume appears with almost preternaturally perfect timing around the centenary of […]

Muslim Kills Teacher in Front of Class

 

mthrkldIt was headlining AOL on Friday, a story about a woman stabbing a schoolteacher to death in front of a class of five and six-year-olds. The gruesome and bloody crime occurred in the southern French town of Albi; the victim was a 34-year-old mother of two.

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Duly Noted - Don't Worry: Just Look the Other Way

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Jihadism has declared war on all other systems, ways of life and cultures. Ignoring that excuses the momentary denial of the implications. There is a reason; confronting such threats contradicts PC-approved “solutions”.

News suppression is the preferred approach of our political elites who shun the […]

Why Syria? Why Gaza?

bshralasdIt’s just been made public that various leaders in the UK drew up plans to equip and train a force of up to 100,000 “rebels” to fight against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria. (That figure of 100,000 Syrian rebels is interesting: the Free Syrian Army only […]

The Deputy PM and & the Hoax Moderates of the Muslim Council of Britain

nckclgWhat’s hard to understand is why almost every time a British national newspaper (especially The Independent and The Guardian) publishes an article about some Muslim-related issue (say, the Islamisation of schools or, way back, the Danish cartoons) it either quotes the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) or […]

“I hope England gets stuffed at the World Cup,” says English Muslim

rshmhmslhThe level of visceral hatred in Roshan Muhammed Salih’s article, ‘I hope Italy stuffs England at the World Cup’, is disturbing. There’s enough hate in it to make a Muslim want to become… well, a terrorist. That hatred is very much like that of MPACUK’S Asghar Bukhari; […]

The Guardian says: There is no Islamist School-takeover Plot

islmcschlsRichard Adams (TheGuardian‘s ‘education editor’) sort of gives the game away when he says that the “Trojan horse affair” has “race” as part of its “Birmingham-sized bundle”. (In his article: ‘Is the Trojan horse row just a witch hunt triggered by a hoax?’) Apart from the fact […]

Tea Party Revolution Taking Place in England

ukip2Something remarkable is taking place in our mother country. Late last month, a third party on the right overtook both major political parties in a national election, as significantly more people in England voted for the right over the left. The UK Independence Party (UKIP) […]

Unite Against Capitalism…Fascism (UAF)

uafIn the UK there’s an organisation, by the name Unite Against Fascism (UAF), which says that its primary aim is to “fight against racism and fascism”. This is what it says on the tin: “We believe that these dangers [“fascism” and “racism”] require a strong and united […]








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