I have been playing around with my dogs and my old cars--and even added another one to the collection (1973 Mustang Mach 1) which is causing some grief. The previous owner, it turns out, was a very clever, perhaps a bit too clever, shade tree mechanic. I am finding lots of "non-standard" parts, home-made, in fact. It seems, for example, he rebuilt the Hurst shifter in his backyard with whatever spare bolts and pieces of metal he had laying about. The transmission itself also shows signs of excessive "cleverness," as does the four barrel carburetor and the clutch. The front suspension is shot, and the . . . well, never mind, I will cut to the chase, the Diplowife is not happy.
So, naturally, the unhappiness resulting from an ill-thought-out purchase leads to thinking about the ravages of Progressivism we see on our TV and computer screens daily. I was struck yesterday by reports out of Germany (here and here, for example) that authorities seek to downplay the growing violent criminality introduced into German communities by the recent influx of "Syrian refugees," who, of course, are neither Syrian nor refugees.
Wow! Who woulda thunk problems would result from putting into the heart of Europe hundreds-of-thousands of young men who follow a creed, i.e., Islam, that advocates hate, conquest, enslavement, and death for non-believers, and considers women less worthy than goats? The response of German authorities to Muslim violence? Warn German women not to provoke their new neighbors by going about with too much skin exposed.
As I noted well over two years ago, the fantasies of modern Liberals/Progressives can and will get you killed,
The examples are endless. From the liberal refusal to allow us to become energy independent, the liberal refusal to see what Islam does everywhere it takes root, and the liberals' seemingly endless assault on the family, everywhere we look we see the death and destruction that modern liberalism brings to our shores and promotes overseas.Some time back, I also wrote that we can now see what a post-USA, post-Western world looks like. The ancient "Muslim Murder Machine," after some 1400 years, has gotten a new lease on life as a result of weakness and self-defeat in the West. The Muslim Murder Machine is on the march, and marching into the West, what's left of it. While we argue about how many "refugees" we should take, whether and how to vet them, and the need to show compassion and tolerance, the Muslim world laughs at us and willingly assists in our suicide.
To speak out on this is to risk being labeled a racist and hate-monger. To fail to speak out, however, means being complicit to some of the greatest crimes on the planet: the crimes of the liberals.
As I also wrote over three years ago (here), "we are not at war, just under attack." This so-called "refugee crisis" is merely another and very clever manifestation of Islam's ceaseless war against the West.
As though all this were not bad enough, another Diplomad prediction is coming true (see also here and here). President Obama's bizarre handling of the original Syrian crisis--remember "red lines" and poison gas?--has left a huge opening for Russia to reassert itself. Putin's Russia, a country many times weaker than the USA, has become the "go-to" power in the Middle East. As predicted, Russia has moved to save its Assad ally, AND--Oh, the cleverness!--to wage war against ISIS in the name of protecting Christianity! Yes, Russia, Shia Iran's greatest ally, can portray itself as defender of Christendom. Even Israel's pro-USA, tough-as-nails PM makes the now obligatory pilgrimage to Moscow to call on Czar Vlad. Israel cannot rely on the pajama boys running Washington, and must make accommodations with the growing presence and power of Russia.
Here's another Diplomad prediction. Eastern Europe will turn to the protection of Russia. If this Muslim invasion continues, and especially if it continues to be encouraged by the West, Russia will, again, become the Great Protector of the Slavs.
For my faithful seven or eight readers, of course, none of my predictions is earthshaking. All of you could and probably did make the same ones. Anybody with any sense could see this stuff coming. Obama, Clinton, and Kerry (with notable assists from Merkel and Cameron) built and own this.
The disasters now sweeping our world were not inevitable, and all were quite preventable.