Showing posts from November, 2023

God, Finally.

 Henry Kissinger is dead at age 100.

Replace Hamas? With What?

 What we have been hearing for weeks now is that it is necessary for Israel to replace Hamas as the government of Gaza.  A very laudable goal, seeing as how Hamas is at the same time a group of genocidal madmen and and among the most corrupt thieves on the face of the earth.  It's hard to think of a worse government than Hamas, but what will come along if Hamas vanishes? What follows below is a long series of excerpts from the State Department's annual report on the human rights behavior of the world's governments.  These are quotes from their evaluation of every Arab government.  I don't expect anyone to read it all, but try skimming some of them.  You will discover that every single one of them is a sinkhole of dictatorship, utter disregard for the rights of any opposition group, violent oppression and crushing of dissent.  This is the reality of government in the 460 million person strong Arab world.  Can you find a single one of these governments that you would li

How Do You Combat Lies Like This?

 Or the people that tell them?  Here is something that showed up on my Facebook feed today: The malignance that is within scum who are willing to tell and repeat lies like this is utterly beyond the ability of decent people to penetrate.  What can anyone even possibly do to combat hatred and contempt for the truth on this magnitude?

A Familiar Story

I'd like to relate to you an incident that I heard about today.  I can't say it is being totally ignored by the mainstream press, as I got this story from CNN, but you can be sure that it will be little covered and soon forgotten.  Here it is: "EU says around 100 civilians reportedly killed in Burkina Faso village massacre... “Nearly a hundred civilians, including women and children, are reported to have been killed in a massacre in the village of Zaongo, in the north-central region of Burkina Faso,” the EU External Action (EEAS) said in a statement. In early April, authorities blamed terrorists for the killing of at least 44 people in separate attacks on villages in northern Burkina Faso. Later that month, 136 others, including babies were killed in a similar onslaught on a village in the same region by armed men in military uniform. Authorities condemned the attack and opened an investigation. Burkina Faso has been the epicenter of violence that has spread across the va
Yesterday was quite a historic day- the 100th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch, the first open attempt by the Nazis to take control of Germany.  I'm sure most of you have heard of this event, but I think it is important to remember what it was about.  From the United States Memorial Holocaust Museum, here is a bit of an account: "On November 8–9, 1923, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party led a coalition group in an attempt to overthrow the German government. This attempted coup d'état came to be known as the Beer Hall Putsch. They began at the Bürgerbräu Keller, a beer hall in the Bavarian city of Munich. Hitler and the Nazi Party aimed to seize control of the state government, march on Berlin, and overthrow the German federal government. They sought to establish a new government to oversee the creation of a unified Greater German Reich. In this new government, citizenship would be based on race. The putsch failed and Bavarian authorities prosecuted nine participants, inclu