Albion blocked

Posted by Guessedworker on Monday, 15 November 2004 14:00.

These are momentous times in Flanders.  My friend, Johan Van Vlaams, blogs below on the new beginning for pro-Flemish politics.

Meanwhile, I want to look backwards at the Vlaams Blok model.  Does it have a wider applicability?  What if any lessons does it hold for the benighted natives of my own country.  For the avoidance of doubt and in deference to my Scots friends I will restrict my observations in this respect to my own band of raiders south of the border.

The Blok took its character and drew its determination not from anything so nebulous as political ideals - or, God help us, values - but from the Flemish people themselves.  They are children of the North Sea coastal lands of Europe, cut from much the same cloth as the Anglo-Saxons, Danes and Normans who, with the Celts of the fringe, constitute the indigenous peoples of Great Britain.

But unlike us, the Flemish have, even under the multicultural onslaught and in the maw of the Belgian Establishment, retained sufficient self-knowledge and self-respect to found a liberation movement on national identity.

National identity in a European people, no less than any other, ought always to be contiguous with the nation state.  A discreetly related people is the heart and soul of nationhood.  But that nationhood is not merely diminished by the artificial conjunction of differing peoples with differing interests, it is permanently disfigured by the inevitable contest and still more inevitable one-sided outcome.

But there is an upside to this, too.  Ancient rivalries do speak to public feeling.  A people who suffer injustice are likely to be as mindful of their identity as any single-malt nation.  All too clearly, being gripped in the Belgian maw has served just such a purpose for the Flemish.  The Blok was all about that.

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Not just of Flemish interest

Posted by Johan Van Vlaams on Monday, 15 November 2004 10:59.

It was written in the skies that the Flemish political adventure which was Vlaams Blok would not end with the decision by the Court of Cassation last week. The Party Council, comprising delegates from one thousand local Blok chapters, voted at an extraordinary general meeting yesterday morning in Antwerp to disband their Party.  The next vote brought into being a new party: Vlaams Belang – in English, Flemish Interest.

The cost of this historical action is high, put at two million dollars by the old leadership.  But that is a small price for freedom of speech and thought in Flanders.

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Folly in Fallujah

Posted by leslie on Saturday, 13 November 2004 13:32.

“For an old bitch gone in the teeth,
For a botched civilization”

—Ezra Pound

“Freedom is God’s gift to humanity,” says President Bush.  If so, might God distinguish between a freedom for the Arab and that freedom for which the American army is fighting?  And might He, after Abu Ghraib, use some proxy other than the US military to effect Arab freedom?

The idea of God dispensing politics on the battle field is more redolent of Islam than Christianity.  Professing to be a religious man, President Bush ought to know that Christianity is concerned more with resisting temptation than crusading for “Democracy”, and the message about temptation is clear: resist it.  That goes for the sweet taste of dollar denominated crude - a mighty temptation, perhaps irresistible.  Like an apple.

Still, theology won’t deliver an American victory in Iraq. 

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The raw nerve of the liberal democrat

Posted by Phil Peterson on Saturday, 13 November 2004 10:11.

Steve Sailer has an article

at The American Conservative about how deeply Kerry was troubled by the information, statistically deduced by Charles Murray and Steve himself, that Bush has the higher IQ.

When Kerry insouciantly replied to Brokaw as if he didn’t care what he scored on a 90-minute exam 38 years ago, as if he believed that all that he had accomplished since then was the proper measure of the man, I was impressed.

But then Kerry broke the spell by quibbling about my research, “I don’t know how they’ve done it, because my record is not public. So I don’t know where you’re getting that from.” Evidently, IQ mattered to Kerry, too.

A few days later, Brokaw went on Don Imus’s radio show and revealed just how much it bugged Kerry that I had said Bush probably had a slightly higher IQ. After the cameras had stopped rolling, Kerry had rationalized to Brokaw, “I must have been drinking the night before I took that military aptitude test.” 

 

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Alberto Gonzalez and the new American Spoils System

Posted by leslie on Thursday, 11 November 2004 19:01.

The nomination of Alberto Gonzalez for Attorney General tells us much about the racial spoils system and the character of President George W. Bush.

In the old Republic federal jobs were filled by patronage, commonly known as the spoils system. Preference was shown to those owed favors or those with connections to elected officials. This system functioned openly, if not inefficiently, and with few complaints. British subjects may recall Prime Minister Palmerston effectively ran his government without a secretary. The spoils system ended when President Chester Arthur signed, in the year 1883, the Pendleton Act requiring merit as criteria for acquiring federal jobs.

Is today’s racial spoils system superior to yesterday’s patronage system?

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Confessions of a cultural elitist

Posted by jonjayray on Thursday, 11 November 2004 18:22.

I have put up the above-title article by Ted Rall in full because Yahoo articles tend not to stay up for long.

The article is of course an unashamed claim of superiority for Democrats and “Blue State” inhabitants. Insofar as it is an argument rather than mere assertion, however, it is easily demolished.  Before I do that, though, read it for yourself.

Confessions of a cultural elitist
Win or Lose, Kerry Voters Are Smarter Than Bush Voters

by TED RALL

NEW YORK—Democratic hand wringing is surrealy out of hand. No one is criticizing the morally incongruous Kerry for running against a war he voted for while insisting that he would have voted for it again. Party leaders have yet to consider that NAFTA, signed into law under Clinton, may have cost them high-unemployment Ohio. No, Indiana Senator Evan Bayh, darling of the “centrist” Democratic Leadership Council, blames something else: the perception “in the heartland” that Democrats are a “bicoastal cultural elite that is condescending at best and contemptuous at worst to the values that Americans hold in their daily lives.”

Firstly, living in the sticks doesn’t make you more American. Rural, urban or suburban—they’re irrelevant. San Francisco’s predominantly gay Castro district is every bit as red, white and blue as the Texas panhandle. But if militant Christianist Republicans from inland backwaters believe that secular liberal Democrats from the big coastal cities look upon them with disdain, there’s a reason. We do, and all the more so after this election.

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Back to that election ... and its aftermath

Posted by jonjayray on Thursday, 11 November 2004 13:44.

Both Melinda Henneberger and Carol Gould have recent articles out which portray how frantic and extreme Democrat supporters now are in their hatred of Bush and of conservatives generally. Such fury is not the reaction of people who are quietly confident in the truth of their own beliefs. It is the derangement of people who know that they are wrong and who are steadily having their props kicked out from under them.

How otherwise to explain the fact that such great preachers of “tolerance” cannot abide over half of their fellow citizens?

(Cross-posted from Dissecting Leftism.  E-mail John .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))


Regret on hearing of the death of Arafat

Posted by Guessedworker on Thursday, 11 November 2004 06:28.

It was a long time ago.  If I had to rely purely on memory I couldn’t even be sure of the year now.  But, you know, I was young and didn’t worry for the world as I do today.  I didn’t understand the need to hold fast to the remembrance of such dispiriting realities.  I didn’t understand why it would matter if, so many years later, they should slip out of the public mind, and mine.

So it was rather easy to forget.  Perhaps, too, forgetting went with the grain of the wood.  Seventies Britain was a different place with quite different expectations.  Life seemed more providential, and perhaps was.  We raced between the lights.  We were freer and more risk-taking or, perhaps, just more subject to the cheapening, egalitarian law of accident.  Now we are all wrapped up in cotton wool.  Death seems an intolerable affront.  But I don’t know that it was then in quite the same way. 

I should also say that we were also immeasurably more naïve then than now.  For one thing, the foul-minded, shit-hearted non-soldiers of the Provisional IRA had not begun leaving their murderous gifts in mainland pubs.  We saw terrorism on the nightly news.  But it was mostly on the island of Ireland, as the shit-hearts liked to put it.  Or it was even further away and involved Middle Easterners and Israelis.  This type of terrorism came to us through the most basic moral filter.  It was a filter through which only one side of the story ever got told.  We didn’t question it then.  We hadn’t learned to question everything.  But anyway it was a true filter.

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