If we had thought 2017 was bad (which indeed it was), unfortunately it’s looking like 2018 will be even worse.
1) Austria has fallen to Turandom:
The far-right Freedom Party has secured the key posts of foreign, interior and defence in Austria’s new coalition government for its nominees.
The opposition has expressed concern that the police and the security apparatus are now all firmly in the hands of the Freedom Party.
In recent years, the party has toned down some of its more extreme rhetoric. But many analysts believe that, in or out of government, it has helped set a right-wing agenda, not just in Austria – but in other countries across Europe as well.
When the far-right Freedom Party last entered a coalition in Austria in 2000, its fellow EU member states froze bilateral diplomatic relations in response.
They were lifted months later, and such measures are unlikely to happen again, as resurgent right-wing populist groups have been promoting anti-immigration and Eurosceptic agendas across much of the EU.
And the first thing this new government does is:
According to the new Austrian government’s work plans, they will give citizenship to the relatives of Austrian victims of the Holocaust.
The government’s work plan also added that Austria recognizes Israel as “a Jewish state” and supports Israel’s security interests. Before his appointment to the position of vice chancellor, he said that he will support moving the Austrian Embassy to Jerusalem
which, just like everything else, we had already warned about well ahead of time:
but, just like on everything else, were ignored on. Regardless, Austria from now deserves to be treated no differently than V4, which hardly comes as a surprise considering Austro-Hungarian history. And by “treating no differently” I do not mean empty threats that V4 knows are empty threats and that Brussels knows V4 knows are empty threats (but will say anyway):
I mean all-out military invasion ASAP, Third-Reich-style. Nothing less has a realistic chance of defeating Turandom, mark my words.
2) Atlanteanism remains stuck in the cellar:
Democrats reneged on their promise, declining to fight for a DACA replacement in a year-end spending bill to avert a government shutdown — the only real opportunity they had to force the Republicans’ hand on the matter.
In the meantime, DACA recipients are losing their status, according to some estimates, by the hundreds every day; those who do can no longer legally work in the U.S. and are at constant risk of deportation.
The one serious proposal Republicans have put forward, the Secure Act, traded a weak DACA replacement (with no path to citizenship) for heavy investment in border security. It also called for a law that punishes sanctuary cities (which help protect immigrants from deportation), measures to allow ICE to detain immigrants indefinitely, and steep reductions to legal immigration. United We Dream called the bill a “white supremacist Trojan horse.”
The two likeliest scenarios, then, are a DACA replacement with major enforcement provisions, or no DACA replacement at all.
It’s been almost a year since Trump turned ICE loose on innocent Americans, yet not even one ICE agent has been shot dead so far, despite widespread firearm ownership in the US. (At least Palestinians fight back against the IDF driving them out of their homes, even though outmatched in weaponry.) If Americans had taken #FightICEwithfire seriously, things might be different. But they didn’t, so they aren’t.
I understand perfectly well that the Democrats are aiming at midterm elections, but if they are trying to be successful by compromising their positions, it is a worrying sign as it indicates a rightward shift of the entire political spectrum, as opposed to the healthier sign of the left pulling harder left in response to the right pulling harder right that I had hoped to see. The only thing Democrats could prudently compromise on is building the wall, because as I have said before, the wall even if built can be quite easily re-demolished later. On the other hand, it is much harder to regain the trust of people enough for them to want to re-immigrate to the US after having once connivingly stood by while they were subjected to the violence of deportation, so there should be absolutely no compromise on opposition to all deportations.
3) And, if the above were not already bad enough, now comes the rise of the useful idiots in Iran. Only a few days ago Ayatollah Khamenei was setting one of the last few remaining examples of positive autocracy in the 21st century:
‘Reagan was smarter than you, and he lost!’ Iran’s leader slams Trump, praises Black Lives Matter
“U.S. police murder black women, men, & children for no justifiable reason, and the murderers are acquitted in U.S. courts. This is their judicial system! And they slam other countries’ and our country’s judicial system,” added Khamenei, ending the post with the hashtag #BLM – Black Lives Matter – to signal Iran’s support for the grassroots minority rights movement.
Then, as I predicted earlier:
and as RP further elaborated on:
the Zionist herding has promptly commenced to punish Khamenei:
and no prizes for guessing which side Trump is on:
Our message to the Iranian regime is simple. Do not be intimidated by Western opinion. Look what has happened within the last decade to Iraq, Libya, Syria, Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia and others, because all of them failed in dealing with rioters with sufficient ruthlessness early on. Even China back in 1989, although successful in maintaining its regime, was nowhere near ruthless enough, which is why it continues to be plagued by pro-democracy movements to this day. It would be nice for Iran to set a better example of autocracy than China.
Our message to the Iranian rioters is equally simple. Don’t like the autocratic regime you are living under? Don’t riot, EMIGRATE FFS!!! Then you won’t have to pay taxes to the state whose policies you do not support, while those who do support the state can continue to do so, as they wish to.
And this goes back to why unrestricted migration is essential. There will never be societal peace so long as inhabitants of a country who dislike its regime try to overthrow it and replace it with their own (by which I include via democratic elections no less than via rioting), because then there will be other inhabitants who dislike this new regime and will by the same logic try to overthrow it and replace it with THEIR own, and so on, over and over (all the while wasting vast quantities of resources in one internal upheaval after another). No regime will be unanimously liked by those born in its territory, because no one chooses where they are born. But it is also wrong to demand anyone to support a regime they dislike. The incredibly simple solution is to keep the regimes in place*, and let people migrate without restriction to live under a regime of their own preference, whichever it may be. Every regime will thus, over time, be automatically matched up with its folk. It is not the duty of a regime to change itself so as to become popular with those who merely happen to have been born on its territory; rather its duty is to attract from around the world the kind of citizens compatible with its own ideals. (#MakeReplacementGreatAgain)
(* This applies to autocracies only. Democracies by their structure encourage regular replacement of one regime by another via elections, and thus are antithetical to folk-formation. The very form of democratic governance must first be eliminated worldwide.)
Those who initiate violence against those wishing to migrate, and thus who perpetually hold back this otherwise spontaneous process, are the problem. They are the ones against whom all war is automatically justified, and today more than ever needed, as (long overdue) retaliatory violence. Let this be the message going forward into 2018.
Happy New Year? In a more ethical future (hopefully one which we will manage to see within our lifetimes, and this will depend on the quality of our activism), perhaps, but not this year. For now, Western Civilization Must Die is all you are getting from me. Want to help make it happen? Send in a contact form: