Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I Read the News Today, Oh Boy

  • Does this include those who wear uniforms? — New Post poll finds negativity toward federal workers.

  • Sandro Magister on an unenviable position — Christians in the Middle East. Crushed between Islam and Israel.

  • "Somebody eventually had to say it -- and German chancellor Angela Merkel deserves credit for being the one who had the courage to say it out loud," says Thomas Sowell; "Multiculturalism has 'utterly failed'" — The Multicultural Cult.

  • "It’s a nasty job, but somebody had to show us just how powerful and destructive the porn industry is," writes Melissa Farley — Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality.

  • "Why would we legalise what women who have experienced it call 'paid rape' and voluntary slavery'?" asks the same Melissa Farley — The real harms of prostitution.

  • "Iraq's next government will likely be Iran-friendly and Shi'ite-friendly," says Pepe Escobar — And the winner is ... Muqtada.

  • Al Labita reports that "opposition is mounting to a pact that seemingly gives US troops an open-ended right to stay despite their failure to modernize the Philippine army or quell insurgency in Mindanao" — Filipinos aim to give US troops the boot.

  • "Three North Korean Senior Middle School students have been caught trying to carry explosives into North Korea," reports Kim Tae Hong — Terror Plot Foiled in Hyesan.

  • "While the world saw the worst face of terrorism in 9/11, at the same time there is also a big chunk of people including Americans, who see it as the world’s largest criminal conspiracy," writes Tanveer Jafri — Conspiracy behind 9/11 Should Be Revealed Now.

  • "When Israeli media commentators report on current events or explain political developments or interview public officials they employ a fixed mindset along with a politically correct lexicon," begins Zvi November — George Orwell is Alive and Well in Israel.

  • "Everyone, from individuals to the organizations of civil society, States and international institutions, needs to give priority to one of the most urgent goals for the human family: freedom from hunger" — Pope says 'self-interest' must be overcome to feed the world.
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    Blogger Steve Hayes said...

    "Somebody eventually had to say it -- and German chancellor Angela Merkel deserves credit for being the one who had the courage to say it out loud," says Thomas Sowell; "Multiculturalism has 'utterly failed'"

    That became evident in the wars of the Yugoslav succession, 20 years ago now. Just when South Africa realised that apartheid had failed, the rest of the world, and especially Europe, began to embrace it.

    The alternative to multiculturalism is ethnic cleansing.

    1:41 PM  
    Blogger Steve Hayes said...

    A quote from one of the articles you linked to:

    "The exodus of Christians from those lands is an important part of this movement. But it is not a new phenomenon. During the first half of the twentieth century, the extermination and expulsion from Turkey of the Armenians, and then the Greeks, were of colossal proportions. Today the exodus continues from several places, and in different degrees. The fact is that in comparison with the twelve million faithful of the ancient Eastern Churches who today live between Egypt and Iran, there are now about seven million living elsewhere."

    Well, you couldn't wish for a clearer recognition than that that "muilticulturalism has failed" could you?

    1:49 PM  
    Blogger The Western Confucian said...

    Funny I should be listening to a talk about Singapore as I read your comments and reflect on the article I posted: Jim Rogers Q&A.

    4:17 PM  
    Blogger Steve Hayes said...

    Went way over my head -- my computer doesn't have speakers.

    7:49 PM  

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