Tuesday, 30 January 2007

Pete Townshend a Muslim!

The Who guitarist Pete Townshend claims he was a Muslim mystic in a previous life. He has studied Islam since meeting "spiritual" leader Meher Baba in the sixties and has now become convinced that he was a mystical Sufi in a former life. I'd say he's right. And he claims the influence of Islam was behind his famous "windmill" guitar-playing technique. In earlier days your Savant played on the same gig as the Who, and can now testify that Pete's guitar skills were decidedly limited - loud, but limited. He had all the subtlety of a rhino in heat.

Pete goes on: "I went off on a little kind of seeking mission. The "teacher" who I happened upon was Meher Baba, who said continued use of drugs would lead to madness, death and insanity". It has Pete, it has. "I went off to Islam [sic] and read a lot of Sufi writing and became utterly convinced in some previous life I'd been a Sufi. It explained why I do all that turning, which is done in Islamic prayer, on stage, and the windmill thing with my arm."

Maybe it also explains your sexual interest in children. Pete?

Monday, 29 January 2007

Baghdad night on the town

The judicial murder of Saddam was bad, but it could have been worse. The Iraqis can be quite firm in their dealings with unpopular rulers. The last Crown Prince, Abd al-Ilah (picture left), was one such unpopular guy - and with good reason. When Gen. Kassem launched his coup in the late fifties, the Iraqis first machine-gunned the royal family, then hitched the still alive Crown Prince to the back of a truck and dragged him through the streets of Baghdad in joyful procession. The people in the crowd screamed in delight and dashed up every so often to cut off pieces of the body for souvenirs (as one does). First his sexual organs, then both his arms and legs.

The coup leaders laid the corpses out in the center of the city and everybody joyously stamped on them and ran automobiles back and forth over them for hours. Then the Crown Prince, sans arms and legs was hung from a balcony and the crowd went wild and stabbed it with pointed sticks, and people climbed up and whittled off slivers to celebrate. One of the best nights out in Baghdad history. One of his fingers was sent to Egypt’s President Nasser as a gesture of solidarity, who, horrified, had it buried in sacred ground.
Good God! Hopefully Inda wont do that to Bertie if he wins next May.

Saturday, 27 January 2007

Inda nibbles at the bullet

So the Hon. Leader of the Opposition has bitten the immigration bullet. Well, he’s nibbled gently at its edges anyway. Needless to say all the PC alarms have gone off, while the equality and immigration industries have had a field day. This being such a wide subject your Savant will today just focus on African immigration. Few if any subjects have so much bollocks written about them as Africa, more specifically why that benighted region continues to languish. The sorry state of sub-Saharan Africa hardly needs repeating here. Just as Nordic countries top most tables of human and economic development, African countries are invariably gathered at the opposite end. Contrary to the commonly held view, it was not always so poor. During the 1960s, when the wave of decolonization swept the Continent, the outlook was in fact optimistic. Ghanaians were as wealthy as South Koreans, Zambians doubly so. Now Koreans are almost 50 times wealthier than either. Similar trends can be identified by comparing any pair of African and Asian countries over the same period. Your humble Savant will now explain why this is so, but first let’s get rid of some of the myths.

Africa has been cursed by terrible leaders: Undoubtedly, but the evidence suggests that they are a direct and predictable product of their environment. The same pattern can be identified with almost all the leaders (with the glaring exception of Nelson Mandela, arguably the 20th century’s most noble figure) in that either initially or over time, they enrich themselves, their extended families and tribes, and embed themselves in power. The fundamental problem is that the social structure expects its leaders (local or national) to operate this way, not for the national good. The results can be disastrous even at a micro level. For instance a local entrepreneur seeking to grow his software business would come under immense pressure to employ his immediate family and kin, rather than qualified software developers. The challenges to growing any business in such circumstances are daunting. Taken to a national level, this structure leads to a situation where the leader and his clan can maintain their prosperity only by his doling out patronage, which in turn depends on his maintaining his grip on power. In such circumstances the almost total absence of democratic transitioning is not surprising.

The adult population has been devastated by AIDS: Again true, and it has lead to a devastating human and economic crisis. However, AIDS thrives in conditions of unprotected sexual promiscuity. One doesn’t have to be of the religious right to recognize that people won't contract AIDS if they are monogamous or take protective measures.

Colonialism is to blame: This is easily disproved. First, as referred to earlier, Africa has gone down, not only relatively but in absolute terms since independence. Second, most countries became independent about 50 or 60 years ago, more than enough time to adapt. Third, Liberia and Ethiopia were never colonized, yet rank amongst the poorest and most badly-governed countries on earth. Forth, many colonized countries outside Africa, especially in Asia, have thrived since independence.

So here are the explanations:

It’s a Pre-modernistic Society

This term has been applied to Africa by Roel Van Der Veen, a historian who specializes in – and sympathizes with - the region. He defines it as an interaction between politics, culture and economics that impedes change, development and progress in general. A defining characteristic is an emphasis on distribution over production, with economic growth not being seen as an objective in its own right. He points out that in Africa ‘there is no general link between consumption and modern production, which requires a certain work ethic, organization and discipline’. I defy anyone who has worked there to deny this, but if so has disastrous consequences in terms of creating national wealth. The cornerstone of this system is the patronage pyramid, whereby power and wealth are acquired – and maintained – by allocating appointments, jobs, business opportunities and almost everything else on the basis of family, tribe or other social network. It is hard to see how things can improve while such a system remains culturally embedded.

You can't get away from intelligence:

The issue of general intelligence is closely related to the concept of Pre-modern Society. While Intelligent Quotient (IQ) tests remain controversial, there is no longer much dispute as to their general capacity to measure certain capabilities, nor that such intelligence is inherited by a factor of between 60% and 70%. The astronomical score achieved by your Savant surely underlines the validity of such tests?

Perhaps the best explanation is provided by the psychologist Brigitte Berger, who claims IQ tests measure not so much ‘intelligence’ as what she calls ‘modern consciousness’. This is the capacity to operate in the highly specialized worlds of modern technology and rationally organized bureaucracies. These core institutions of modern society are produced by, and in turn produce, peculiarly modern cognitive styles: the ability to operate on high levels of abstraction; to break reality down analytically into components; to keep multiple relationships in mind simultaneously; and, especially significant for IQ testing, to relate present tasks to possible future consequences. This last skill, by definition, can be achieved only on the basis of past experiences and habits of thought that individuals acquire during the earliest period of socialization, when a basic matrix of cognition develops.

It’s important to realise that even small variances from the norm can have massive ramifications in terms of ‘life performance’. For example, a randomly selected group of Americans with an average IQ of 103 had a poverty rate 25% lower than a group with an average IQ of 100, and disparities of a similar scale were recorded for high school drop-out rates, social welfare dependency and crime. Research has shown low IQ to be the single most important determinant of these undesirable social outcomes. When we consider the IQ of Afro-Americans is on average 15% lower than that of whites, the implications are alarming. And indeed, these concerns are borne out in reality. Such social conditions are disproportionately present, by a substantial margin, amongst blacks in Western countries – and of course most clearly in Africa. Even many years of affirmative action for African-Americans has had little impact on their relative economic and social status. In fact affirmative action is now generally seen to have failed.

Many factors have been adduced to explain this, including slavery and subjugation in the past, and racist discrimination in more recent times. However, Jews throughout their history have been persecuted, criminalized, marginalized, expelled, forced into certain occupations, and in general suffered every imaginable form of discrimination. Yet, as a group they excel in almost every field of human endeavour, business, science, literature, politics, entertainment to an extent wildly disproportionate to their numbers. Jews (Ashkenazi) have average IQ levels well above that of 'normal' whites (goyim).

Africa’s pre-modern social and economic structures have proven to be extremely resilient, and factors such as rapid population growth and mass migrations from rural to urban areas are exacerbating the problems. The first step in addressing any problem lies in recognizing the nature of that problem. Continuing under the assumptions that Africans are, on average, endowed with exactly the same capabilities as whites, and that parliamentary democracy will emerge with the appropriate levels of assistance, will, lead to more failure and disappointment.

This finding also has major implications for Ireland and Europe generally. Given the vast impact of IQ on achievement, you’d expect black immigrants and their children to be at the bottom of the social heap. And of course that’s exactly the case in EVERY country, as anyone can see. So the rapidly growing black community here, assuming uniform IQ dispersion, will inevitably lead to the same results. Ghettos where high crime, unemployment, welfare dependency and birth rates lead to a downward, self-feeding spiral .

Is your humble Savant hopeful? Afraid not. We have watched the permissible range of debate shrink. There are now many subjects on which there is no room for open minds. Political correctness, authoritarian impulses, and the political manipulation of emotions have replaced spirited debates with propaganda Inda will be beaten into silence - must keep the masses in the dark.

Wednesday, 24 January 2007

Useful Idiots

You'll be upset to hear that your humble Savant has been at the receiving end of some ill-informed abuse - not worth publishing. This is along the usual lines, you know, Religion of Peace, that kind of thing. Interestingly they seem to be from Western natives, not the usual suspects. Such people in another contect were described by Lenin as useful idiots. A consistent line from these morons is that there is no Muslim 'plot' for Europe. But shooting the messenger has always been an emotionally satisfying (if merely short-term) alternative to dealing with reality.
Your Savant, in his role as Defender of Western Civilisation, would beg to disagree. I cite merely the following:

Just like Mein Kampf, it was all laid years ago. The plan has been two pronged, violent and non-violent (well not-so-violent). Here’s President Boumedienne of Algeria in 1974 ‘Soon we shall irrupt into the Northern hemisphere. And not as friends. We shall conquer by populating your territory with our children. The wombs of our women will give us victory’.

Here’s the Islamic Council of Europe in 1980 "Do not integrate. Rather, concentrate Muslim presence in a particular area until you are a majority in that area, so that the institutions of the local community come to reflect Islamic structures. The education system will be Islamic, the shops will serve only halal food, there will be no advertisements showing naked or semi-
naked women, and so on." Does that ring any useful idiot bells?

So how’s the plan going? Well great - if your objective is to convert everyone to the Religion of Peace. According to the UN, the Muslim population of Europe has doubled in the last 10 years, and, if present trends continue, will double again over the next 15 years. This should provide us with a population of 40 million – up from less than 10 million a decade ago.

Does it matter? Well, even at present population of about 20 million, still well below critical mass, we can already see some of the effects. As Sam Francis said ‘if you think the consequences of allowing mass immigration are coming home to roost, in Europe they are starting to rip down the whole henhouse’. Large parts of Malmo are in effect no-go areas for police and ambulance services, crime (especially rape) has rocketed as has welfare dependency. The same applies all over Europe. In Rotterdam Muslim gangs target major shopping districts and traditional European cultural and sporting events to rob, terrorize and abuse the native Dutch population, deliberately target white European girls, demanding that they start obeying the strict Muslim shari'a laws. The more astute readers of my postings will have noted that Holland is now so bad that that Dutch citizens are leaving in droves.

Saturday, 20 January 2007

More crap

While it saddens your humble Savant to see the hoi polloi so bewitched by the unspeakable Big Brother, it's nothing short of breathtaking to see India up in flames about racism. India was founded, and today its society is organised in such a racist way that it's perpetrators would be jailed for the same thing in the West. Our ancesors, the Aryans, invaded India thousands of years ago and subjugated the native black population with sophisticated military technologies. They then established a rigid, race-based caste system with the conquered Blacks being virtualy slaves to the Whites and mixed-races in between (where have we seen that before?).

The structure was openly race based and went on to be embodied in Hinduism, today encompassing 80% of that country's population. Discrimination based on colour is institutionalised and seen as perfectly normal in India today. In fact David Duke, leader of the Ku Klux Klan, thought India a wonderful place for said reasons. Aren't the 'riots against racism' there a bit fucking rich then?

Our wonderful judges

Judge Carroll Moran must have taken a double dose of his diversity-sensitivity pills before he settled into another gruelling 3 hour day in court last week. Up before him was one Ibrahim Hassan, druggy and arms dealer - a splendid chap, no doubt. The boys in blue were in for a shock (why? - they should be used to it by now) when he came away with a 3 year sentence rather than the anticipated 8-10. Why so merciful? Well the judge, bless his little PC heart, felt that Mr. Hassan would miss his halal food in the slammer, and would be 'deprived of the family network of his native country'. The poor dear. Well your Savant has a suggestion for the learned judge. If he misses it so much, why not send Mr. Hassan in handcuffs on the next plane back to Egypt, saving us the trouble and expense of incarcerating him, and ensuring that he wont emerge after a few months to resume his criminal career?

We understand that Mr. Hassan followed the correct procedure - outlined below- for becoming a resident:

Step 1: Arrive at Immigration 'Control'. In the unlikely event of being stopped, come up with cock-and-bull asylum story

Step 2: While awaiting assessment of application, put local girl up the pole

Step 3: Register with various groups in the refugee and poverty industries

Step 4: Register for welfare payments

Step 5 (optional): Commence life of crime

Friday, 19 January 2007

English National anthem

Now that the UK seems to be going down the tube, your humble Savant recognises that Egland will need her own national anthem. I propose the following lyrics, and will apply my prodigious musical talent shortly to the music - a bright, martial air, no doubt.

The English, the English, the English are best
I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest.

The rottenest bits of these islands of ours
We've left in the hands of three unfriendly powers
Examine the Irishman, Welshman or Scot
You'll find he's a stinker, as likely as not.

Och aye, awa' wi' yon Edinburgh Festival

The Scotsman is mean, as we're all well aware
And bony and blotchy and covered with hair
He eats salty porridge, he works all the day
And he hasn't got bishops to show him the way!

The English, the English, the English are best
I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest.

Ah hit me old mother over the head with a shillelagh

The Irishman now our contempt is beneath
He sleeps in his boots and he lies through his teeth
He blows up policemen, or so I have heard
And blames it on Cromwell and William the Third!

The English are noble, the English are nice,
And worth any other at double the price

Ah, iechyd da

The Welshman's dishonest and cheats when he can
And little and dark, more like monkey than man
He works underground with a lamp in his hat
And he sings far too loud, far too often, and flat!

The English, the English, the English are best
So up with the English and down with the rest.

And crossing the Channel, one cannot say much
Of French and the Spanish, the Danish or Dutch
The Germans are German, the Russians are red,
And the Greeks and Italians eat garlic in bed!

The English are moral, the English are good
And clever and modest and misunderstood.

And all the world over, each nation's the same
They've simply no notion of playing the game
They argue with umpires, they cheer when they've won
And they practice beforehand which ruins the fun!

The English, the English, the English are best
So up with the English and down with the rest.

Friday, 12 January 2007

Dutch natives fleeing Holland

This small nation is a magnet for immigrants, but statistics suggest there is a quickening flight of the white middle class. For example 110,235 people (mostly Dutch natives) left Holland last year, compared to 94,019 people (most of them Muslim and/or African) moving in. In the first half of this year 53,808 people moved out, compared to 40,842 moving in. To lose 100,000 natives a year is a lot for a country of 16 million, one million of whom already are Muslim immigrants. The emigrants are leaving for Western countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Scandinavia and the United States. They said they felt a general pessimism about their small and crowded country and about the social tensions that had grown along with the waves of newcomers. Many Dutch also seem bewildered that their country, run for decades on a cozy, political consensus, now seems so tense and prickly and bent on confrontation. "It is no longer Holland".

Needless to say, the Thought Police of political correctness ensure that these developments are rarely discussed in Dutch media or politics - gotta keep the masses in the dark. Someone described the slow and painful way people wake up to the problem of radical Islam as "education by murder". we'll find out in the rest of Europe in due course what it's like.

Thursday, 11 January 2007

Off to Dublin

As Somalia gyrates further down the tube, we can expect them to flood over here (having passed through numerous other less attractive EU countries). Having turned their country into crazier version of Mad Max , we can expect them to make a similar contribution here, like they’ve done in the US and Scandinavia – in fact everywhere they’ve gone. . Your Savant has recognized that Somalis combine the worst characteristics of Africa (tribalism, corruption and violence) with those of Islam (violence, corruption and tribalism).

I knew a Somali in the UAE – a pleasant, gentle man. But his gentleness had limits, for example when he cut a fellow teacher’s throat over a divergence of opinion on a religious matter and left him to die. They have a unique approach to problem resolution (picture shows academics debating a contentious issue at a conference in Mogadishu) and have proudly increased the crime rates (gang rape a specialty) wherever they’ve gone. Even now the poverty and refugee industries are dusting down the welcome mats.

First post

First posting to the Irish Savant blog. The reason I started this blog is to save Western Civilization, no less. Some seek greatness, other have greatness thrust upon them. Your humble Savant is – or soon will be - in the latter category. What lies in store for us is life, but not life as we know it, and certainly not as we’d like to know it. We, not just Ireland, but the West in general, are rendered helpless, like Gulliver before the Lilliputians, by political correctness. PC is like Stalinism, but with less humour. It has stifled open discussion more effectively than the Gestapo or the Taliban. In response I have flushed my Diversity Sensitivity pills down the jacks and unleashed the trusty sword of truth, which I intend to ram up every PC ass that exposes itself.

Future features include what Islam, the ‘Religion of Peace’ has in store for us, the impact of immigration, especially relating to Africans and Muslims, hard-hitting interviews with leading pains-in-the-hole like Cardinal Connell, President McAleese, Bono and Martin Cullen (who embodies PJ O’Rourke’s aphorism that politics is the business of getting power and privilege without possessing any merit), plus fair-minded and balanced comment on blood-sucking parasites like farmers and the clergy.

Join me on the ride. Feel free to comment – provided you agree with me.