Category Archives: Europe

NYT: “Bavaria: Affluent, Picturesque — and Angry”

This modern horror tale, written by Katrin Bennhold, begins: MUNICH — All seems well in Bavaria. The streets are clean, unemployment is practically nonexistent, social benefits are generous and a vibrant sense of identity infuses small villages and big cities … Continue reading

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Germany’s New “Brand” of Anti-Semitism

The WSJ piece Drudge linked to has got some howlers (“Germany Struggles With an Unfamiliar Form of Anti-Semitism”). The first paragraph actually begins (no, this isn’t parody): BERLIN— Solomon Michalski loved going to his new school on a leafy Berlin … Continue reading

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Beachheads

It’s all about reframing. Some time ago, Sailer equated young male ‘refugees’ going to Europe as like going to Disneyland: free food & apartment, alcohol, skimpily dressed blonde girls, etc. In conversations, I have been using this analogy ever since. … Continue reading

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Monika & Damien

Aeon has “Eyes of Exodus”, a 28 min documentary about Syrian ‘refugees’ (henceforth: invaders) swarming a tiny Greek island of only 300 native inhabitants. The documentary is directed by Alexandra Liveris, who appears to be your typical NYC liberal. The … Continue reading

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Italy’s First Black Senator is a Rightwinger

Toni Iwobi, Italy’s first black senator, is a member of The League (aka the rightwing party currently led by Matteo Salvini.) Go figure: Iwobi, who owns an IT company, came to Italy in the late 1970s to study in Perugia. … Continue reading

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Marine Le Pen Charged For Posting ISIS Photos

We must never lose sight of the fact that today’s Left would love to have similar laws here in the United States: PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors filed preliminary charges Thursday against far-right leader Marine Le Pen for tweeting brutal … Continue reading

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Italian Antifa Violently Attack Forza Nuova Official

On the streets of Palermo, Italian Antifa scum (wearing their obligatory black balaclavas) filmed themselves savagely attacking Massimo Ursino, the Sicilian Secretary of the rightwing Italian party Forza Nuova. They also bound him up with gaffer tape. The poor man’s … Continue reading

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Germany: AfD Set to Embrace PEGIDA

Good news from Reuters: BERLIN (Reuters) – A leader of the nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) is pushing to overturn the party’s ban on members joining rallies by the anti-Islam PEGIDA movement – another sign of the rightward shift of … Continue reading

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The New Yorker: Profile of Peter Sloterdijk

In The New Yorker, Thomas Meaney has a profile of Germany’s gadfly public intellectual Peter Sloterdijk (“A Celebrity Philosopher Explains the Populist Insurgency”). Of Sloterdijk’s slightly pomo brand of pastiche philosophizing: This profligacy makes Sloterdijk hard to pin down. He … Continue reading

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Orban Rules – Pt. 418

From Reuters: BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungarian leader Viktor Orban called on Sunday for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an April 8 election in which it is expected to win a third … Continue reading

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