Update about immigration: a hot issue in 2016, forgotten in 2017

Immigration

Summary: Immigration was a major issue of the 2016 election, to the discomfort of America's ruling elites. Afterwards it was displaced by issues more important to them, such as stripping healthcare from millions and cutting taxes for the rich. It exists today in the media mostly in emotional "human interest" stories about "dreamers" (such labels … Continue reading Update about immigration: a hot issue in 2016, forgotten in 2017

Strange perspectives on the challenges facing Europe

Open the EU's borders

Summary: Massive immigration, continuing today, has initiated large-scale changes to EU society. Here are some unconventional perspectives on these new challenges and Europe's responses. This is the third post in this series. “The health of a people comes only from its inner life — from the life of its soul and its spirit.” — Words on … Continue reading Strange perspectives on the challenges facing Europe

Warning of the coming “Strange Death of Europe”

EU flag burning on the ground

Summary: Immigration and loss of confidence in its culture and values. Either is survivable for Europe as a society. The combination might not be. Here is the Introduction from The Strange Death of Europe, a controversial book about one of the great stories of our time. This is the second in a series about this book. … Continue reading Warning of the coming “Strange Death of Europe”

Martin van Creveld calls out the cowards in Europe

Marchers: Refugees are not dangerous

Summary: Horrific changes are taking place in Europe. As is so often the case, journalists suppress the news in America. But somethings cannot be hidden forever. Among those speaking out is Martin van Creveld, one of this generation's most distinguished historians. This powerful and disturbing article sounds an alarm -- one which Europe is unlikely … Continue reading Martin van Creveld calls out the cowards in Europe

Stratfor sees shifts to right in Austria and the Czech Republic

Before and after earthquake in Italy on 30 October 2016

Summary: Europe's turn to the right continues. Voters in Poland and Germany, now Austria and the Czech Republic, have broken the coalitions that have ruled for generations. Frustrations accumulated, then rising immigration sparked an electoral rebellion. See these Stratfor reports about this week's elections. They expect mostly business-as-usual results. I'll bet this is just the … Continue reading Stratfor sees shifts to right in Austria and the Czech Republic