Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
One in six Americans, compared to one in twenty Europeans, go hungry now, everyday. Thats about 48 million children, women and men who can't afford to feed themselves properly. A fivefold increase since the 1990s. In the 1980s the US had a couple of hundred privately run emergency food programs, now there are 50,000.
The hungry are unemployed or in receipt of third world wages. Generally they haven't got access to cheap nutritious food or the knowledge of how to use it. They eat, when they can, junk food. The junk food is just that. Dosed up with additives, sugars, salts and saturated fats it is directly responsible for an obesity epidemic amongst the hungry poor.
It seems incredible that this is tolerated by the planet's richest and greatest food exporting nation. Someone needs to mount class actions against the US government for allowing this horror and against the health crippling food industries that profit from it.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
It was not enough for Meriam Ibrahim's Muslim jailers to gloat over her going through labour on the floor of her cell. Oh No: they also chained her legs so tightly together that when the time came she couldn't open them to give birth normally. Can you imagine? Both she and the newborn suffered major trauma.
In an interview given from the relative safety of US diplomatic premises in Khartoum, Meriam said the birth was so brutal she feared the health of her baby had been permanently damaged.
Did the Khartoum authorities express any remorse for their obscene conduct? Not a bit. Instead they expressed " outrage " at the fact that the South Sudan ( Now mercifully an independent state )and the US had provided her with travel documents. These very sick Muslims ( How else can you describe them? ) are now saying that they will not let her leave the country until her original accusers drop their appeal against the appeal that she won. This Calvary has got to rank high up there in the voluminous and blood drenched Annals of Muslim Depravity.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
There is something at once totally astonishing and repellent about the way that the Islamic World flaunts its depravity and barbarism. Its like " Hey, we are the scum of humanity and we are proud of it!" A pregnant woman imprisoned with her toddler son, who has just given birth chained to the floor on death row, has been condemned to be flogged and then hung for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. When she has recovered from the delivery of her baby girl she will be given 100 lashes. The kindly Sudanese will then wait for a year or so for the baby to be weaned before she is killed.
Moved by Meriam's calvary, Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, has asked " ...isn't there something fundamentally wrong with Islam at its core that it cannot allow people to change their religion? " Yep, thats for sure. Oh, and here is something else; you will not have read about this in the Guardian which doggedly refuses to publish anything that does not reflect well on the Religion of Peace.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Ayaan Hirsi Ali has dedicated herself to the denunciation of the violence, intolerance and above all the misogyny of Islam. Like all those who dare to criticise and/or call for the reform of Islam she lives with a price on her head. Fascist ideologies, whether stalinist, nazi or islamic tend to want to kill those who tell the truth about them.It comes with the territory.
What is almost more appalling than the Muslim blood lust is the way in which some liberals and liberal institutions can and do collaborate with and appease these fascists.
A US place called Brandeis, a self styled liberal "University", has changed its mind about awarding Hirsi Ali an honorary degree. After a little prodding from the Muslim community, Fred Lawrence, its president, decided that on reflection her views " were not consistent with the "University"'s core values".
Whether it was prodding and also the promise of a truckload of petrodollars that helped Fred to change his mind I don't know. What is clear to me is that well besmirched Brandeis can now safely lay claim to having the core values of a tom cat on meths.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Throughout history notables have been adorned with nicknames. Some flattering, most not. France has Charles the Bald, Louis the Fat and Charles the Cuckold. We have William the Bastard and Ethelred the Unready. There was an Ivailo the Cabbage of Bulgaria. There was even a Theophylact the Unbearable. Did he have horrific BO, was he a crushing bore? Nobody knows.
Whats for sure is that France has got a new one. Francois the Ugly. Whilst no one could seriously claim that Francois Hollande is handsome, what we are talking of here is inner spiritual disfigurement. Having brutally dumped Valerie Trierweiler with a curt radio announcement, Francois went on to mock her for thanking those at the Elysee Palace who had shown her kindness. In France we have terms for the ungallant, for those who are challenged in the generosity department. Triste Sire is one; someone whose status gives them power/prestige but is unworthy of it. Pauvre Mec is street; a washout, a pitiable jerk beyond contempt. Is Francois both Triste Sire and Pauvre Mec? Make your own judgement. What he is for sure is Francois le Laid.