Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire

In case I haven’t made it obvious in some of my previous posts, I’ve always been interested in history. I find it fascinating as it really helps us to understand just why things are the way they are in the world. Every major event couldn’t have happened the way it did if not for something else happening beforehand. The way the world is now, wouldn’t exist if not for World War 2. World War 2 could never have occurred if not for World War 1. World War 1 could not have occurred if not for German unification in 1871. German Unification… well you get my point. It’s amazing to see how everything links together.

Go back even further. There wouldn't be any humans if the dinosaurs hadn't gone extinct seeing as it was their extinction that allowed mammals to thrive.
Go back even further. There wouldn’t be any humans if the dinosaurs hadn’t gone extinct seeing as it was their extinction that allowed mammals to thrive.

Equally amazing is the idea of history repeating itself. I came across an interesting webpage today which discusses the proposed possibilities as to why the Roman Empire (the great power of its time) eventually collapsed. It made for some pretty scary reading. The parallels between Ancient Rome in its final days, and modern Western civilsation today are very disturbing.

Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire

Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire – Antagonism between the Senate and the Emperor
One of the main causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire was the Antagonism between the Senate and the Emperor. The Roman Emperor had the legal power to rule Rome’s religious, civil and military affairs with the Senate acting as an advisory body. The emperor had power over life and death. The powerful, spoilt, wealthy Roman Emperors inevitably became corrupt and many lived a debauched, deluded and immoral lifestyle. The Roman Empire saw many examples of antagonism between the Senators and the Emperors. Either the Senators didn’t like the Emperor or the Emperors was at odds with the Senators.

Look at America to see how the Senate and Obama are unable to agree on anything.

Sorry Obama, but you can't have your senators crucified
Sorry Obama, but you can’t have your senators crucified

Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire – Decline in Morals
One of the main causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire was the Decline in Morals. The decline in morals, especially in the rich upper classes, nobility and the emperors, had a devastating impact on the Romans. Immoral and promiscuous sexual behaviour including adultery and orgies. Emperors such as Tiberius kept groups of young boys for his pleasure, incest by Nero who also had a male slave castrated so he could take him as his wife,Elagabalus who forced a Vestal Virgin into marriage, Commodus with his harems of concubines enraged Romans by sitting in the theatre or at the games dressed in a woman’s garments. The decline in morals also effected the lower classes and slaves. Religious festivals such as Saturnalia and Bacchanalia where sacrifices, ribald songs, lewd acts and sexual promiscuity were practised. Bestiality and other lewd and sexually explicit acts were exhibited in the Colosseum arena to amuse the mob. Brothels and forced prostitution flourished. Widespread gambling on the chariot races and gladiatorial combats. Massive consumption of alcohol. The sadistic cruelty towards both man and beasts in the arena.

Do I really need to explain this one?

As I've always said, political correctness only causes destruction
As I’ve always said, political correctness only causes destruction

Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire – Political Corruption and the Praetorian Guard
One of the main causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire was the Political Corruption and the Praetorian Guard. The  power of the Praetorian Guard, the elite soldiers who made up the bodyguard of the emperor, led to political corruption and grew to such an extent that this massive group of soldiers decided on whether an emperor should be disposed of and who should become the new emperor! The story of Sejanus, who was the commander of the Praetorian Guard during the reign of Tiberius, illustrates the extent of the power of the Praetorians. At one point the Praetorian Guard sold at auction the throne of the world to the highest bidder.

Sure we live in democracies (allegedly) but lets face the facts, the big political parties are in the pockets of big business. Big business has the financial power to support people they like, and these people in turn are then obligated to make decisions that favour those who helped put them in power. Meanwhile, people who care about the general public, rather than lobby groups don’t have the finances or the profile necessary to run an effective campaign, hence why we never get the leaders we actually need. In a sense, instead of giving power to however pays the most money like the Praetorian Guards did, the modern equivalent give power for favours. You might argue “But in a democracy, we still have choices”. You’re right, but seeing as all the prominent choices are courted and supported by powerful lobby groups, what difference does it make who you choose?

You could say the same thing about the Tories and Labour in Britain, or Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael in Ireland.
You could say the same thing about the Tories and Labour in Britain, or Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael in Ireland.

Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire – Fast expansion of the Empire
One of the main causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire was the Fast expansion of the Empire. The rapid growth in the lands conquered by the Empire led to the need to defend the borders and territories of Rome. The people of the conquered lands, most of whom were referred to as Barbarians, hated the Romans. Taxes on the non-Romans were high and constantly increased. Frequent rebellions arose.

There really isn’t a case of fast expansion anymore, but the idea of having people within our borders who hate us is pretty obvious when you look at what multiculturalism has resulted in.

Remember, wearing a t-shirt that hurts their feelings is far more evil than beheading people.
The modern Barbarian invaders

Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire – Constant Wars and Heavy Military Spending
One of the main causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire was the Constant Wars and Heavy Military Spending. Constant warfare required heavy military spending. The Roman army became over-stretched and needed more and more soldiers. The barbarians, who had been conquered, and other foreign mercenaries were allowed to join the Roman army.

Pretty much describes America since September 11th 2001. Just replace Barbarians in the army with terrorists funded by America to cause chaos in the countries America is against

Such a waste of money. They could have done so much good for their people with it instead.
Such a waste of money. They could have done so much good for their people with it instead.

Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire – Barbarian Knowledge of Roman Military Tactics
One of the main causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire was the Barbarian Knowledge of Roman Military Tactics. The knowledge that the Barbarians gained of Roman style of warfare and military tactics by serving in the Roman army were eventually turned against the Empire and led to the sack of Rome by the Visigoths led by an ex-army soldier, Alaric.

Thankfully, I can’t think of a specific example of this…yet.

Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire – Failing Economy and High Inflation
One of the main causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire was the Failing Economy and high inflation. The Government was constantly threatened by bankruptcy due to the cost of defending the Empire, the failing economics, heavy taxation and high inflation was another Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire. The majority of the inhabitants of the Roman Empire failed to share in the incredible prosperity of Rome. The amount of gold sent to the orient to pay for luxury goods led to a shortage of gold to make Roman coins. Roman currency was devalued to such an extent that a system of bartering returned to one of the greatest civilisations the world had ever known.

2008 crash, anyone?

Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire – Unemployment of the Working Classes
One of the main causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire was the Unemployment of the Working Classes. Cheap slave labor resulted in the unemployment of the Plebs in Rome who became dependent on hand-outs from the state. The Romans attempted a policy of unrestricted trade but this led to the Plebs being unable to compete with foreign trade. The government were therefore forced to subsidize the working class Romans to make up the differences in prices. This resulted in thousands of Romans choosing just to live on the subsides sacrificing their standard of living with an idle life of ease. The massive divide between the rich Romans and the poor Romans increased still further. 

Importing 3rd world workers while plenty of our own are unemployed. Not to mention, people becoming increasingly dependent on the welfare state to survive, with little incentive to take up minimum wage employment instead.

Hmm, 31 Million Americans are unemployed. I know, lets import more Mexicans.
Hmm, 31 Million Americans are unemployed. I know, lets import more Mexicans.

Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire – The ‘Mob’ and the cost of the Gladiatorial Games
One of the main causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire was the ‘Mob’ and the cost of the Gladiatorial Games. If the thousands of unemployed Romans became bored this led to civil unrest and rioting in the streets. The ‘Mob’ needed to be amused – spectacular gladiatorial games had to be provided. The cost of the gladiatorial games was born by the Emperors, and therefore the state, and corrupt politicians who sponsored the games to curry favor and support with the ‘Mob’. The cost of the gladiatorial games eventually came to one third of the total income of the Roman Empire.

People have their TVs, their films, their video games, and the internet to distract them these days. Could you imagine what would happen though if a load of unhappy unemployed people didn’t have distractions to occupy them though?


Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire – Decline in Ethics and Values
One of the main causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire was the Decline in Ethics and Values. Life became cheap – blood shed led to more blood shed and extreme cruelty. The values, the ideals, customs, traditions and institutions, of the Romans declined. The basic principles, standards and judgments about what was valuable or important in life declined. The total disregard for human and animal life resulted in a lack of ethics – a perverted view of what was right and wrong, good and bad, desirable and undesirable. Any conformity to acceptable rules or standards of human behaviour were being lost.

While thankfully, I don’t see people engaging in extreme cruelty, I think it’s safe to say that values have been lost. Christianity, which was once the uniting factor of European societies has more or less collapsed. Very few people take it seriously anymore. However, this means that people have developed a somewhat nihilistic view. People no longer believe in a God or an after life, so really, what’s the point of life?


Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire – Slave Labor
One of the main causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire was the Slave Labor. The number of slaves increased dramatically during the first 2 centuries of the Roman Empire. The Roman’s dependency on slave labor led not only to the decline in morals, values and ethics but also to the stagnation of any new technology to produce goods more efficiently. Romans could rely on the slave manpower for all their needs but this reliance inhibited technological change and growth. The treatment of slaves led to rebellion and several Servile (Slave) Wars, the most famous being the revolt led by the gladiator slave, Spartacus. In the later centuries of the Empire and the advent of Christianity the attitudes towards slaves changed. With manumission (the act of freeing a slave) the number of slaves declined together with the manpower that Rome was dependent upon.

Dependence on cheap third world labour.

Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire – Natural Disasters
One of the main causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire were the Natural Disasters. During the time of the Roman Empire there were not only foreign wars, civil wars, street fights, fires and revolts there were also natural disasters such as plagues, famines and earthquakes. As in all periods and societies the people looked for someone to blame and different religions to turn to.

In fairness, this one can’t be helped either way. If a natural disaster happens, it happens. There really isn’t anything we can do to stop this. However, with regard to plagues, that can be helped as long as we aren’t so careless like people were with the ebola outbreak. Letting people travel freely between ebola infected countries and the west was fucking ridiculous. We got lucky that time, but we may not be so lucky next time.

Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire – Christianity
One of the main causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire was Christianity. Life and the future seemed hopeless for the millions of people who were ruled by Rome where an early death was almost inevitable. Christianity taught the belief in an afterlife which gave hope and courage to the desperate. Eventually the Roman Emperor, Constantine the Great, proclaimed himself a Christian and issued an edict promising the Christians his favor and protection. Attitudes in the Roman Empire changed from being antagonistic to becoming pacifistic.

Christianity has in fact been replaced by the new religion of the West, the religion of political correctness. With this new religion, the old ways of doing things in our societies have been swept away because they are sinful under the new regime.

Click to enlarge. See what I mean?
Click to enlarge. See what I mean?

Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire – Barbarian Invasion
The last of the causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire was the Barbarian Invasion. Rome had fierce foreign enemies. There were great Barbarian armies consisting of warriors such as the Visigoths, Huns and the Vandals. The final death blow to the Roman Empire was inflicted by these Barbarians. The city of Rome was sacked by the Visigoths in 410 and by the Vandals in 455 signalling the disintegration of Roman authority and the Fall of the Roman Empire.

This is the final step. We already have some Barbarians in our societies working against us, committing acts of terrorism, raping our women and children, murdering people for absolutely no reason. It’s only a matter of time until they overrun us.

So yeah, I know I’m kind of reaching with some of these comparisons, but in fairness, there’s no way that events could be identical. The world has changed a lot in the 1500 or so years since Rome fell. The question however, is have things changed enough.

Something to think about.


Gender neutral toilets: Because the extreme minority matters more than the majority.

Remember the good old days when it was pretty simple to figure out which toilets you should use? If you had a penis, you used the male toilets. If you had a vagina, you used the female toilets. This was such a simple concept and it worked perfectly well for so long. Then a small minority decided to demand their “human right” of using whichever toilets they wanted because they’re such special people, that their feelings should take precedence over everyone else. In a sane society, this wouldn’t be an issue. You’d just tell them to shut up and accept the fact that they aren’t deserving of special treatment. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a sane society, so we actually humour these idiots.

Truly, the greatest evil in the world right now.
Truly, the greatest evil in the world right now.

From Campus Reform

Students at California Polytechnic University recently held a “shit-in” to teach their peers about gender neutral bathrooms

Oh that’s a nice visual. You people are so classy.

Last Tuesday, members of Cal Poly’s Queer Student Union began circulating a petition requesting that the university add “Gender Diversity” signs to existing “all-gender bathrooms” on campus. Tuesday also kicked off the group’s three-day “shit-in” during which students were encouraged to only use gender neutral bathrooms on campus.

So you already have gender neutral toilets then, but want to abolish non-gender neutral toilets altogether? How exactly is that fair? They already met you half way, and it still isn’t enough. You people and your entitlement is just fucking pathetic.

“Put yourself in the shoes of a trans*/gender non-conforming student and take the pledge to use only all gender bathrooms,” states the group’s Facebook page.

No thanks. I will not put myself in the shoes of a transgender person, anymore than I’d put myself in the shoes of an anorexic, or schizophrenic person, or any other obvious mental disorder. Why should I, or anyone else be expected to do that?

According to the petition, the public university in San Luis Obispo, Calif. currently has seventeen all-gender bathrooms, but only five are “reasonably accessible, leaving non-cisgender students with a paltry amount of options when it comes to using the bathroom.”

So you have seventeen available to you, five of which are easily accessible. That’s seems like plenty to me. However, if you’re too lazy/in a hurry to go find one of those toilets, the solution is quite obvious, just use a non-gender neutral one that matches your biological sex.

“When we’re talking about inclusive practices, policies and facilities for transgender and non-gender-conforming students, one of the first things that comes up is access to restrooms,” QSU’s club adviser Adam Serafin told Cal Poly’sMustang News. “And what’s behind that is access to a safe place to use a restroom. Somewhere that is emotionally safe, but also physically safe for students.”

Oh this is so pathetic. Emotionally safe? Get over yourselves. Gender neutral toilets weren’t invented as some kind of conspiracy to hurt the feelings of the less than 1% of the population with gender dysphoria. The world doesn’t revolve around you and your feelings.

In addition to encouraging students to sign their petition, QSU members constructed a mock toilet in the school’s University Union Thursday that was accompanied by a large sign stating “we’ve got shit to deal with.” Passersby who were asked to sign the toilet in support of all-gender bathrooms wrote a range of messages including, but not limited to: “Get your shit together, Cal Poly” and “Poop equality.”

You probably did what you and rest of your Marxist kind always do, you probably bullied and intimidated people into signing your petition.

Event organizers advised non-transgender students to “check [their] potty privilege” and carried around signs that declared “going to the bathroom shouldn’t be a source of anxiety.”

And this proves my point. Trying to guilt the 99+% into thinking they have some kind of privilege just because they are fine using the toilets that match their biological sex.

This is what these people actually believe
This is what these people actually believe

“Gendered bathrooms pose a threat to the emotional and physical well-being of this demographic, and often force awkward and uncomfortable encounters for non-cisgender identifying students,” the group’s petition explained.

No examples given on these threats to their physical wellbeing. If I was to hazard a guess, I can imagine situations were a biological male who feel like female, walk into a girls toilets, freaking out the girls who think he’s some kind of a pervert, and then attack him out of fear. That’s not their fault. Why should those girls not be worried when they see a male in their toilets? This is just a perfect example of how they’re trying to put their own feelings on a higher level than the feelings of the majority. They could just as easily use male toilets without any drama, but then, that’s what it’s really all about isn’t it? Drama.

I can see the situation in the female toilets happening, but not the male toilets. It just does not seem realistic.
I can see the situation in the female toilets happening, but not the male toilets. It just does not seem realistic.

Despite the seventeen all-gender bathrooms that currently exist on Cal Poly’s campus, flyers passed around during the shit-in called for the creation of new all-gender restrooms “in buildings that currently lack existing facilities.” QSU and its supporters also demanded that the university convert all single-stall gendered bathrooms into gender-neutral ones.

If by single stall, you mean literally a room with just one toilet, I can get on board with this. If it’s only one person in the room, then I don’t see any issue with it being gender neutral.

QSU co-president Matt Klepfer credited a shit-in hosted by San Diego State University students last fall for inspiring the demonstration at Cal Poly.

“The overall reception from the student body has been wonderful,” Klepfer toldCampus Reform. “We feel that we educated a lot of people on the issue of the lack of all gender restrooms on campus, and those who were aware of the issue were glad to see something was being done to address the issue.

I hate how the word educated is abused these days. I look at education as something someone pursues for their own betterment and development. Indoctrinated is a more suitable word in situations like this.

Domenic Hjerpe, a senior at Cal Poly, noticed the shit-in while passing through campus Thursday and questioned how effective the group’s demonstration would be.

“I don’t believe putting a fake toilet in the center of our quad is the best way for my peers to effectuate the change they’re seeking,” Hjerpe told Campus Reform, adding that “for many students, myself included, it’s hard to take something like a “shit-in” very seriously.”

Of course you can’t take it seriously, the whole thing is fucking ridiculous. We all have instincts that tell us this, and even 10 years ago, we would have laughed at the stupidity of it. The problem however is that people are hiding their instinctual reaction under political correctness, hence why something like this is going ahead.

A campus climate survey administered to Cal Poly’s student body in the fall foundthat roughly 80 percent of students felt “comfortable” or “very comfortable” on campus.

“Cal Poly’s campus is already pretty extremely inclusive,” Hjerpe said.

And there you go. The vast majority are already satisfied, so why change what’s working? Of course, history tells me that the opinions of the majority don’t actually matter in a modern day democracy, because “privilege”. The only thing that matters is whoever is the biggest “victim” in society so no doubt, this situation will not end until the college gives in to their demands.

Remember Europe, it’s all your fault those migrants drowned.

Why must you continue to cause so much suffering Mr. European man? Haven't you hurt enough people with your irrational hatred?
Why must you continue to cause so much suffering Mr. European man? Haven’t you hurt enough people with your irrational hatred?

How can anyone keep reading garbage like this and still feel bad? It’s just getting ridiculous now.

From Quartz

On Apr. 22, cartoonist Khalid Albaih posted a single cartoon on social media: a black Jesus Christ, crucified, floating in blue water. Instead of a crown of thorns, he wears the European Union circle of stars.

It’s powerful commentary on the recent tragedy in the Sicilian Strait, where a ship capsized on Sunday, Apr. 19, killing at least 800 migrants on their way to Europe. The cartoon places blame for the injustice of their death: the crown symbolizes the responsibility of European Union, which has reduced investments in Mediterranean naval rescue programs.

You see, it’s all the EU’s fault that these migrants chose to pay criminal gangs to smuggle them illegally into Europe, only to drown because their vessels weren’t seaworthy. The responsibility certainly isn’t on themselves for choosing to do this, or the countries they came from, which should be looking after them. The EU has a responsibility to everyone, even those outside of its own borders.

The religious theme recalls the fact that tragedy took place—as it has many times before—in the Vatican’s backyard, and the Catholic Church’s tenet of offering refuge to those who are seeking (“Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself”).

LOL just as well none of us take the Catholic church seriously anymore, anyway. Besides, even if we did, I’d hardly call these people our “neighbours”.

Albaih told Quartz his cartoon is addressed to the European Union and the greater international community, which he blames for supporting regimes in African and Middle Eastern countries that are responsible for poverty, violence, and desperation. “Don’t ask how to stop the immigrants,” he said. “Stop what you’re doing.” 

I actually would agree with this. It’s no secret that powerful countries in the West will often support cruel regimes, as long as they play ball with western interests, while at the same time, being against more benevolent regimes which don’t. I’m not going to sing the praises of Russia, but I will say this much. I’d much rather be a gay guy in Russia (the enemy) than in Saudi Arabia (the ally) of the west.

Say what you will about Putin, but he certainly wouldn't do something like this to you if you were gay.
Say what you will about Putin, but he certainly wouldn’t do something like this to you if you were gay.

Albaih, who is Sudanese, says personal experience has made him particularly sensitive to the migrants’ tragedy. “Most people I know [in Sudan] are trying to get out,” he said, noting that although he has been based in Doha since 1998, many of his compatriots don’t share the same luck.

“They have nothing. Nothing. Nothing at all,” said Albaih. “All they have is this hope, this dream of a better life for their kids.” To step into a human trafficking boat, he added, is “beyond brave—all of this to have dignity, to live like a human being.”

So in other words, he admits that they are just economic migrants, looking to escape from poverty. They aren’t genuine refugees trying to escape from danger. Of course, this should be completely obvious. If they were just looking to escape from danger, they could just as easily flee to another (less dangerous) African country. But of course, they wouldn’t get lots of free stuff from other African countries, hence why they flee to Europe instead.

Seriously, when will people wake up to what’s going on? Don’t fall for the emotional appeals. It’s not our fault that this happened. They made a stupid choice and it backfired. The solution is quite obvious to prevent any more such deaths. Get word back to their home countries about what happened, warn them that they aren’t welcome and then, they’ll be deterred from making such dangerous trips in the future.

Sweden defends their title successfully against the Dutch upstarts.

So yesterday I was predicting the possibility that The Netherlands could potentially surpass Sweden as the most ridiculous country in Europe. Thankfully, the noble Swedes refused to go down without a fight, and have managed to successfully defend their crown today.

From The Local

A Swedish MEP is stepping up a pan-European cross-party campaign for “legal and safe routes to Europe” for migrants in the wake of the latest Mediterranean boat disaster. Cecilia Wikström, has told The Local that EU member states are currently doing so little to help guarantee safe passage that future generations will compare their actions to Sweden “turning a blind eye” to the Holocaust.

Because as everyone knows, it’s Europe’s fault that these economic migrants are paying criminal gangs to smuggle them illegally into Europe on boats that any idiot could tell are overcrowded and not seaworthy.

Here comes the cultural enrichment....if the boat doesn't sink that is.
Here comes the cultural enrichment….if the boat doesn’t sink that is.

The MEP – who is a long-time advocate of safer passage for refugees seeking safety in Europe – made headlines on Monday after she initially told Swedish television network SVT that future generations would liken the approach of EU governments to the policy of appeasement during the Second World War.

Safer passage for refugees is fine. I’m sure most reasonable people have no problem with taking in people who are genuinely in danger through no fault of their own (eg, being a persecuted minority). The problem however, is that a lot of these people are just economic migrants looking for a country to leech off. Others, genuinely are in danger in their home countries, but only because of crimes they committed back home. For example, there are numerous stories of rapists from Somalia who can’t be deported because they’re already on the run for rapes committed back home, and are likely to be killed if they went back. There is even a story of a Somalian man who was convicted of rape in Sweden, but they wouldn’t deport him because he may offend again back in Somalia, and it’s more important for Swedish law makers to protect Somalian citizens living in Somalia, than their own citizens. That’s how fucking stupid these Swedes are.

Sweden just wouldn't be Sweden without its wonderful Somali population.
Sweden just wouldn’t be Sweden without its wonderful Somali population.

Speaking to The Local after the broadcast, the centre-right Liberal Party politician said: “I stand by what I was saying at breakfast time. I think that my children and grandchildren are going to ask why more wasn’t done to help people running away from Isis, or violence in Eritrea or wherever, when we knew that people were dying in their thousands. People will ask the same question they did after the war, ‘if you were aware, why didn’t you do something?’. In Sweden we allowed our railroads to be used to transfer Jews to Nazi death camps.”

You know what would be a great way to help stop ISIS, Sweden? Clamp down on all the Muslim extremists that are thriving in your own country. Bashar al-Assad (someone who is on the frontlines actually dealing with ISIS) actually pointed out that some of the worst ISIS terrorists are coming from Scandinavia (mostly Sweden of course seeing as Denmark and Norway are somewhat more sane). But of course the idiotic Swedes would rather claim that they are trying to protect people from ISIS, by replacing their own population with “refugees” rather than actually doing anything to stop ISIS itself.

Swedish border checks in a nutshell.
Swedish border checks in a nutshell.

“There are more refugees in the world today than during and after the Second World War…The world is on fire at the moment and we need to cope with that,” she added.

I can neither confirm or deny this, as I don’t have the statistics.

“After the tragic events in Lampedusa in October 2013, heads of state stood by the coffins said it should never happen again. But there is a new Lampedusa every week and people are still willing to watch it happen.”

He shouldn’t have made that promise as it isn’t his responsibility to babysit those migrants. The responsibility is entirely on themselves and their native authorities.

Because national governments are responsible for most immigration policies, elected members of the European Parliament such as Wikström are limited to lobbying EU member states on the issue.

But the politician, who sits in the conservative European People’s Party grouping in Brussels and Strasbourg, says her campaign is attracting growing support across political bloc boundaries, with fellow MEPs such as Germany’s Birgit Sippel and France’s Sylvie Guillaume, who are both part of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. She hopes that her supporters can help influence national policies on the issue.

Unfortunately, lobbying will probably work. The EU doesn’t care about what the general population wants. Lobby groups do unfortunately tend to get their way at the expense of everyone else. Personally I’m against easing immigration restrictions, not because I’m heartless, but because I’m pragmatic. Africa has a population of a little over 1 Billion currently. Europe, is about 0.75 Billion (and I’m sure that’s probably counting the 3rd worlders that we’ve already taken in.) Africa is projected to have a population of 4 Billion by the end of the century. These people can’t even take care of themselves now, and their population is expected to quadruple. The vast majority of them would love to come to Europe for a better life, and the fact that these illegal boat trips keep happening, suggest that it’s never going to stop. We’ll be overrun if we keep letting them. We simply cannot take care of that many people and they clearly cannot take care of themselves either. All that’s going to happen is that Europe will turn into Africa if we keep this up. Instead of just letting them in ad infinitum, why not try to look more closely as to why they are leaving, and deal with the issues at the source. At this point, I think an actual plan is necessary, before things go to far.

“I’m not good at judging the size of crowds, but I’d say there’s about 17 Million of them out there.”~ Father Dougal Maguire.
Actually Father, I think you’ve underestimated by a factor of 10.
When asked about how Sweden’s Social Democrat-Green coalition government had responded to her campaign, she told The Local: “It is very controversial. I cannot speak for the government or disclose what they have said. What I can say is I really wish for them to take the lead on this and put it [legal safe passage to Europe] into action as a national policy”.
The Local has contacted the offices of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Foreign Minister Margot Wallström for comment.

Legal passage exists for…LEGAL IMMIGRANTS!!!

These people aren’t legal for a reason. Of course, that won’t matter. If history is anything to go by, Sweden will cave in on this issue, just like everything else.

Over the weekend Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi criticized other EU nations for not doing enough to help his country cope with the surge of migrants trying to reach his country’s shores and argued that international efforts needed to focus on returning stability to Libya, rather than on sea patrols and search-and-rescue resources.
At least there is one voice of reason among those with actual power in Europe. He is of course 100% correct in his assessment. Funny he mentions Libya. Before he went down, Gaddafi warned us that this would happen
Impossible!!! Geographical location is the sole cause of a person's behaviour. Those Muslims will clearly become good Europeans, just like how the Europeans who colonised America all adopted the lifestyle of the Native Americans.
Impossible!!! Geographical location is the sole cause of a person’s behaviour. Those Muslims will clearly become good Europeans, just like how the Europeans who colonised America all adopted the lifestyle of the Native Americans.
Meanwhile Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Europe risked “damaging our credibility if we are not able to prevent these tragic situations which are happening every day.”
Aid and refugee organisations have also been quick to demand more cross-border cooperation on the issue.
“This disaster confirms how urgent it is to restore a robust rescue-at-sea operation and establish credible legal avenues to reach Europe. Otherwise people seeking safety will continue to perish at sea,” said António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
Yeah…I don’t think the majority of Europeans care about that kind of credibility. In fact, I’m sure most of us would rather that people back in these countries realised how dangerous a journey it is. That way, only those who actually truly need to escape a life threatening situation would be willing to take the risk, while those just looking to freeload off Europe might think twice.
“But it also points to the need for a comprehensive European approach to address the root causes that drive so many people to this tragic end. I hope the EU will rise to the occasion, fully assuming a decisive role to prevent future such tragedies.
Yes, I made this point already. Find out why they’re leaving their countries and work to fix the issues there. If the reason is simply “I want to come to Europe to live on welfare while raping white women” then quite frankly, they don’t deserve our help. In fact, I’d advocate torpedoing their boats in that case.
“Aw sheeiit, ah wuz gonna use muh dik on those white beetches.”
EU foreign and interior ministers began emergency talks in Luxembourg at 1pm GMT, with EU Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos also attending as the 28 member states try to find a solution to the growing tide of humanity washing up on its southern shores.
But European politians are deeply divided over how to tackle the issue, with many countries reluctant to change current rules, keen to retain their autonomy on immigration policies and concerned about the potential costs of helping refugees to reach safety in Europe.
The UK for example is unlikely to back any controversial policy shifts in the run up to its general election in three weeks. In Finland, which held elections over the weekend, discussions are underway which could see a nationalist populist party forming part of the country’s next coalition government.
Oh, but we can be sure that once elections have passed, there will be decisions made that don’t benefit the electorate one bit.
As well as Monday’s meeting, EU president Donald Tusk has said he is considering holding a special leader’s summit on the crisis but no date has been fixed.
The latest disaster in Italy comes after a week in which two other migrant shipwrecks left an estimated 450 people dead.
And yet nobody is expecting the governments of the countries they left to take any responsibility. It’s always our fault.
Some 11,000 migrants have been rescued since the middle of last week and current trends suggest last year’s total of 170,000 landing in Italy is likely to be exceeded in 2015.
Many travel onwards to other countries including Sweden, which takes in more asylum seekers per capita than any other EU nation.
So 170,000 landed in Italy last year. It’s going to be exceeded this year. No doubt, it’s going to continue year after year after year, and people don’t think that this might eventually cause major problems in Europe?

Families of ISIS members suing Dutch Government…because of their children’s own decisions.

Victims, every one of them.
Victims, every one of them.

If the Dutch courts actually rule in favour of these families, they may end up outdoing Sweden as the most ridiculous country in Europe.

From World Bulletin

The families of individuals that ran away to join ISIL are preparing to file a lawsuit against the Dutch government, local media reported Wednesday.

According to Dutch media, families gathered together in order to plan to sue the Dutch government for not making the necessary efforts to prevent their children from traveling to Syria to join the armed group ISIL.

Mohammad Nidalha, a resident of the southern city of Leiden whose son reportedly traveled to Syria to join ISIL, leads the initiative.

Nidalha claimed that he had informed the police as soon as he found out that his 20-year-old son had traveled to Syria to join ISIL. Yet, he said, the police did not do anything.

Nidalha, who claims he has spoken with nine families so far, said he started the initiative to prevent other families from suffering like him.

He was quoted as saying, “The lawsuit will not bring back my son back but I am doing this to prevent other families to go through the same problems.”

What all you racists and Islamophobes don’t seem to realise is that whenever a non-white person does something wrong, it is never their own fault because it is always our responsibility to take care of them. They are essentially children in adult bodies who are incapable of making decisions themselves.

Jokes aside, there are ways in which I would actually agree that the Dutch (and indeed every other European country that has seen Muslims leave to join ISIS) are somewhat responsible. They are responsible for allowing extremists to walk free in their societies. They are responsible for allowing these extremists free reign to recruit young Muslims to their cause, and to demonise their host nations, while silencing any native Europeans who dare to speak out against them. Will they ever realise that some people are simply incompatible with our societies and so, we shouldn’t bend over backwards to try and fit them in?

I’m not optimistic that the lesson will be learned until it’s too late to do anything about it.

Huffington Post makes a video mocking whites becoming a minority in America.

Don't worry brother, you'll get your wish eventually ;)
Don’t worry brother, you’ll get your wish eventually 😉

Good news everyone. White people are on track to be a minority in America soon. In recognition of this wonderful news, the Huffington Post has put out a video to help white Americans to prepare themselves for minority status.

This video suggests that when white people become a minority, they deserve to suffer in the same ways they made their black and Hispanic minorities suffer all this time. This of course makes perfect sense. We all know that white people are the most evil race on the planet. Sure, we’ve also been told that race doesn’t actually exist and that we’re all the same apart from our skin colour, but somehow, that doesn’t apply when we need to demonise whites for being such evil oppressors.

I have heard some racists out there who have suggested that the American blacks and Hispanics aren’t poor because of the actions of whites, but rather because of their own actions. To all those racists out there, let me ask you this very simple question. If American blacks and Hispanics are only poor because of their own actions, then why is it that they are so rich and successful in Africa and Mexico respectively, where there is no white majority to oppress them? Africa is the richest and most prosperous continent on the planet. Africa is having to spend trillions in foreign aid to poor white countries (with no noticeable improvement as a result). Every day, countless poor white Europeans cross the Mediterranean on flimsy wooden boats in order to leech off of African welfare programs. They are LITERALLY risking their lives to get into Africa. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, white Americans are constantly sneaking across the Texas/Mexico border in order to find employment in the first world country that is Mexico.


So that disproves that idea right there. As can clearly be seen, away from white oppression, Hispanics and blacks created societies that are far superior to anything that white people ever created. This is so completely obvious, that anyone should be able to see this, put 2 and 2 together and realise, that the sole cause of black and Hispanic poverty and crime rates in America is entirely the fault of whites, but those racists are just too damn stupid to see what’s clearly in front of them, plain as day.

Detroit was once one of the most highly industrialised cities in America, but ever since the black flight and replacement of the black population with whites, it has become a crime and poverty ridden cesspool.
Detroit was once one of the most highly industrialised cities in America, but ever since the black flight and replacement of the once majority black population with a majority of whites, it has become a crime and poverty ridden cesspool.

It does however remain a mystery as to why the whites never oppressed their Asian minorities. For some reason, Asians (even from poorer backgrounds) have managed to thrive in white societies when other minorities have failed miserably. Perhaps there is some kind of conspiracy going on and Asians were arbitrarily chosen to be the token “non-oppressed” minority, so that people would think that blacks, Hispanics, Arabs etc were responsible for their own failures, instead of being due to oppression. Or maybe Asians have some form of white privilege as well. Who knows? Whatever the case, it’s great to see that whites will eventually be a minority in America (and then in other white countries). This will clearly lead to a golden age for all of humanity. Hopefully, it happens soon.

They’ve got Europe, North America, and Australia. Now it’s Japan’s turn.

The recent winner of Japan’s national beauty contest was a half Japanese, half black woman. This is something of a game changer for Japan, a country with a reputation for being one of, if not the most racist in the developed world.

Ariana Miyamoto, Japan's current beauty queen.
Ariana Miyamoto, Japan’s current beauty queen.

Taking advantage of her current position as a public figure, she has decided that she would like to see the traditionally xenophobic Japan become a multicultural society.

From Bloomberg

Japan’s first biracial beauty queen doesn’t see her crowning as a sign the country’s ingrained aversion to immigration is softening.

“Japan is always saying it’s globalizing, but I feel it hasn’t yet dealt with basics such as racial discrimination,” said Ariana Miyamoto, who has a Japanese mother and African-American father. “Things may have changed in places like Tokyo, but if you go into the countryside, things haven’t really changed at all.”

Popular opinion is against opening up Japan to foreign workers, despite having a population that is aging at the fastest pace in the developed world and dying off at a record rate. Miyamoto disagrees with this prevailing view. “We should invite in people from all over the world to share their cultures with us,” she said.

In person, the 20-year-old exudes the same self-confidence that helped her beat 43 others to take the 2015 Miss Universe Japan crown last month. It’s a quality that’s come in handy, given that her brown skin and curly hair made her a target of racial abuse in her native Nagasaki Prefecture and, more recently, on social media.

“What is a half-Japanese doing representing Japan?” exclaims one of the highest-rated postings on the website GirlsChannel, a kind of Reddit for local news and gossip. “She looks like a foreigner,” complains another. “What a disappointment,” laments a third.

Miyamoto, who recalls school classmates asking her not to share the same swimming pool with them, says she hasn’t been surprised by the reaction. She wants to use such attitudes to stay focused on why she entered the pageant in the first place.

“If there hadn’t been this kind of criticism, there would be no point in me competing,” she said, with no trace of bitterness. “I don’t want to ignore it. I want to change those people’s attitudes.”

I do think it’s a shame that she experienced such horrible discrimination. The idea that other kids wouldn’t share a swimming pool with her seems particularly cruel. However, I think she’s being selfish in trying to convince people that open borders for Japan is a must. In this modern world, people seem to think that economic growth is the only thing that matters. The majority of the Japanese population would rather keep Japan as culturally and racially homogenous as possible. What’s wrong with that? Do people not have a right to self determination and association with their own people? Why should Japan be expected to import outsiders, if the Japanese people don’t want them? If the Japanese people would rather live in a monocultural society than have unlimited economic growth, then that should be their choice.

Yes the Japanese population is on the decline, but people seem to forget that Japan has about double the population of Britain, despite only being about 50% larger. It’s not as if the Japanese are about to go extinct. If anything, their country is overpopulated as it is, and could do with a bit of shrinking. The economy will shrink as the population does, but at the same time, a lower population will therefore use up a lower amount of resources.

If people are really just worried about population decline and aren’t just using that as an excuse to upset the social harmony of Japan by forcibly changing its demographics, then why not instead find out why people are having less children in Japan, and work on a way to encourage more births? That way, the population won’t decline and there won’t be any risk of upsetting Japan’s demographics. It seems like a much better plan to me than importing people from parts of the world where 10-15 children are the norm, who will eventually outbreed and overrun the Japanese population.

Coming to Japan soon, this African couple and their 37 children. I'm sure they'll all be fine additions to Japan's technical workforce. I mean, just look at that impressive hut they built.
Coming to Japan soon, this African couple and their 37 children. I’m sure they’ll all be fine additions to Japan’s technical workforce. I mean, just look at that impressive hut they built.

Another day, another “LOL Sweden” moment.

So Sweden has a housing crisis. Things have gotten so bad that they have to have students live in metal containers. Meanwhile, Sweden continues to import 1000s of “refugees” (AKA economic migrants) who for the most part do nothing except rape their women and take up housing that should be going to their own people. There really isn’t much more that I can say, that I haven’t already said in previous posts about Sweden. That country is insane and is going to end up destroying itself just to prove how progressive and tolerant they are to the rest of the world. They really are an arrogant bunch of deluded morons, if they can’t figure out how fucking stupid their actions are.

From The Local

65 mobile homes are currently being built in Stockholm suburb Sundbyberg. Swedish building company XLNT Living has created the 26 square metre apartments from former steel containers. But the firm’s founder, Elman Azari, told The Local that they are just like any other modern newly built home.

“One of our challenges has been to get people to understand that they are in fact be quite decent to live in. They’re spacious – a lot more spacious than most student apartments – and they meet all standard requirements in terms of ventilation, light and so on. It’s just a question of mindset: inside they’re just like any other home. You absolutely don’t feel like you live in a nasty, closed container,” he said.

Sweden’s housing shortage was a key campaign issue at the last general election. Close to 300,000 young adults between 20 and 27 years of age neither own their own property nor have a long term rental contract.

The current accommodation shortage is particularly acute in the capital Stockholm, where in some parts of the city there is a 20-year wait for apartment seekers. This has resulted in a strong subletting culture, with prices spiralling in recent years despite rules designed to cap rental increases.

“Mobile homes could solve many parts of the housing shortage problem in Sweden today. Politics is the only obstacle. Of course more permanent homes need to be built as well, but in the meantime mobile homes are one solution,” said Anzari.

“The benefit is that you can adapt how many homes you build to the current situation. Say for example if you need to build more refugee housing. Then you can look at ‘okay, we think we’re going to get X number of refugees this year’ and build accordingly. But in five years’ time, the world situation may have changed, and then you can adapt to that,” he added.

Sweden’s housing minister, Mehmet Kaplan, wrote in an opinion piece published by The Local in March that the government’s goal is to build 250,000 homes by 2020 to solve the acute housing crisis. His comments were echoed by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.

“The housing shortage creates social problems. Many young people remain at home for a longer time than they and their parents had thought. People are finding it harder to live their lives. This is a freedom issue,” Löfven told reporters last month.

Mobile homes are a common concept in countries with high population density such as the Netherlands and Germany. And in Sweden, one council that has felt the housing strain is Sundbyberg, just outside of Stockholm. It is Sweden’s geographically smallest municipality, with one of the country’s highest population densities of almost 5,000 people per square kilometre.

“We must try to find all possible ways forward to deal with the housing shortage. It inhibits Stockholm’s competitiveness, because it makes it hard to welcome people to the capital,” council chairman Jonas Nygren told The Local on Thursday.

The 65 mobile homes being built is the first stage of 220 planned student homes in Sundbyberg, which includes permanent housing as well as mobile apartments.

Nygren said that one of Sundbyberg’s main objectives is to build more homes for young people, but he added that more local authorities need to step up to the plate.

“We are frustrated by the fact that there’s so little happening and there are so few innovative solutions. These containers are genius, because they let you use ground were you would otherwise need to wait years to build permanent housing,” he said.

“But ultimately, what will solve the housing crisis is a political will, which is missing in many municipalities. Hundreds of thousands of new homes need to be built in the next few years. In the meantime, these mobile homes are a temporary solution, a complement to everything else that has to be done.”

I really don’t understand how anyone can justify this. Even those compassionate types who genuinely care about the wellbeing of the so-called refugees. Surely if a country is incapable of even providing proper housing for its own citizens, they shouldn’t be taking on the responsibility of looking after outsiders. That may sound harsh, it may sound racist, but that’s just reality.

Imagine if parents were to force their own children to live in the garden shed, while providing a bedroom for a neighboring child who comes from a less well off family, just so they’d look like good, caring people in front of their other neighbors. That’s essentially what’s happening in Sweden, but on a larger scale. The hypothetical scenario that I described is so obviously insane, so why can’t people see the insanity of the actual scenario that’s happening for real? When are the Swedes going to stand up and say that enough is enough? Surely this can’t go on forever, right?

Obama seeks to outlaw mental health treatment for transgender kids.

Following the suicide of the transgender teen a few months ago, which I discussed before, there was a lot of outrage on the part of the left. Despite the fact that people commit suicide all the time, this one incident was singled out as being special because it offered the perfect opportunity to push their own political agendas. It was mentioned that Joshua was taken to see a counselor who tried to treat his gender dysphoria as a mental illness. People were outraged by this and started a petition, Leelah’s Law, to lobby to make such treatment illegal. Obama has responded to their petition, and has given his support to it.

From New York Times

A 17-year-old transgender youth, Leelah Alcorn, stunned her friends and a vast Internet audience in December when she threw herself in front of a tractor-trailer after writing in an online suicide note that religious therapists had tried to convert her back to being a boy.

In response, President Obama is calling for an end to such therapies aimed at “repairing” gay, lesbian and transgender youth. His decision on the issue is the latest example of his continuing embrace of gay rights.

In a statement that was posted on Wednesday evening alongside a petition begun in honor of Ms. Alcorn, Mr. Obama condemned the practice, sometimes called “conversion” or “reparative” therapy, which is supported by some socially conservative organizations and religious doctors.

The petition has received more than 120,000 signatures in three months.

“We share your concern about its potentially devastating effects on the lives of transgender as well as gay, lesbian, bisexual and queer youth,” the statement, written by Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to Mr. Obama, says. “As part of our dedication to protecting America’s youth, this administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors.”

In an interview on Wednesday, Ms. Jarrett said Mr. Obama had been moved by the story of Ms. Alcorn’s suicide. But she said the problem went far beyond Ms. Alcorn.

“It was tragic, but I will tell you, unfortunately, she has a lot of company,” Ms. Jarrett said. “It’s not the story of one young person. It is the story of countless young people who have been subjected to this.”

Now I will say that I don’t see any benefit to conversion therapy for gay/lesbian children, but then again, I’ve always thought it’s ridiculous that transgender people are lumped in with LGB people. LGB people simply have a non-heterosexual orientation. Transgender people have an issue with the body they have. They’re completely different issues and I don’t understand why they’re linked together. The gay guy is not at risk of harming himself by feeling attracted to other guys and so, doesn’t need to undergo therapy to change him. The transgender guy on the other hand runs the risk of being encouraged to have his body irreparably mutilated because he believes that his body is wrong. What happens if he turns out to be one of the 70% to 80% who is just going through a phase? That therapy that failed with Joshua could be exactly what he and the rest of those kids could need before making a mistake that will ruin their lives.

Pretty soon you'll see kids as young as this being put on puberty delayers and having their identity turned upside down. what could possibly go wrong?
Pretty soon you’ll see kids as young as this being put on puberty delayers and having their identity turned upside down. What could possibly go wrong?

Hell, let’s imagine someone got cancer and was forced to undergo chemo-therapy by his/her loved ones. The therapy made them sick and weak, and caused their hair to fall out. Feeling so sick and feeling embarrassed about losing their hair, they became severely depressed. So depressed, that they decided to commit suicide rather than fighting on. Now imagine if a bunch of idiots on the internet got a hold of that story and lobbied to outlaw chemo-therapy because one guy committed suicide. Think of all those other cancer sufferers who can no longer get chemo-therapy because of this reactionary nonsense.

I'm sorry everyone, but because one guy committed suicide following this treatment, none of you can have it anymore.
I’m sorry everyone, but because one guy committed suicide following this treatment, none of you can have it anymore.

Yes, I’ll admit that I’m reaching a lot in that comparison seeing as the two conditions and their treatments are completely different. However my point is, that the end result is exactly the same. Because one person committed suicide after the treatment, nobody else is ever able to get that treatment again, even though it may help them more than it helped the person who committed suicide.

Even if you actually read the story that Joshua told on his blog, he admitted that he was depressed because he had been forced by his mother to break off all contact with his friends, and when eventually she eased up on that, they’d all abandoned him. Is it not a possibility that maybe that was the real reason for the suicide? Because he was lonely and had lost all his friends? Instead, everyone is quick to blame the therapy (therapy which was ineffective in this incident, but may work for other kids. Perhaps Joshua was one of the 20%-30% who aren’t just going through a phase).

However, because of overzealous do-gooders who react based on emotion rather than logic, we’re going to see the end of what could be a life saving treatment for children who are just confused. No doubt, when all these kids go through with the surgery (because they’ve had no therapy to convince them not to), and then realise their mistake years later, we’re going to see a whole lot more suicides as a result. I guarantee you though instead of placing the blame where it belongs (on themselves for pushing to make that therapy illegal), they’ll just blame it on discrimination because no matter what, it’s always everyone else’s fault but their own.

Indian bitch who hates white people gets a taste of her own medicine.

I’m of the belief that we have a duty to treat the other races with dignity and respect. If they come to our countries, we should do what we can to make them feel welcome and help them integrate into our societies. However, that doesn’t mean we should have to grovel before them and take whatever abuse they dish out. I believe that if we truly do live in an equal society, then the same responsibilities should apply to other races that apply to white people.

If there’s one thing I’ve tried to get through people’s heads time and time again in my writings, it’s this. White people are under attack all over the world. More importantly, we’re under attack in our own countries. Over the last few days, I’ve become aware of a particularly vile creature who perfectly exemplifies what I’m talking about.

Meet Sarah Sahim. An Indian woman who lives in Britain, whose sole purpose seems to be to cry about the white majority who live there. Why she doesn't just go back to India where there's no white people to bother her, I really have no idea.
Meet Sarah Sahim. An Indian woman who lives in Britain, whose sole purpose seems to be to cry about the white majority who live there. Why she doesn’t just go back to India where there’s no white people to bother her, I really have no idea.

Sarah Sahim’s attitudes towards white people can be summarised right here.

Click to enlarge. Seriously, just imagine if a white person was saying the exact same things about ANY other race. There would be global outrage, and the person in question would either be thrown in prison, or would have their life ruined in some other way. However, because it's a non-white saying these things about white people, it's OK.
Click to enlarge. Seriously, just imagine if a white person was saying the exact same things about ANY other race. There would be global outrage, and the person in question would either be thrown in prison, or would have their life ruined in some other way. However, because it’s a non-white saying these things about white people, it’s OK.

Not shown in the list above (so I’m not 100% certain if this really happened, but I’d say it’s plausible) but supposedly she also once tweeted that if she became Prime Minister of Britain, she would deport all the white people living there to Ireland. Can you imagine that? Joking or not (I’m leaning towards not based on the tweets above) she’s literally saying that she, an immigrant, would love to force the native racial group out of the homeland that was built and maintained by their ancestors. This is literally advocating genocide. Does the media report on this? No, absolutely not.

A few days ago, Sarah wrote an article whining about how there are too many white people in the indie music scene.

From Pitchfork

It was an early Spring morning, the soft yellow light crept through dusty floral curtains as the young white lady arose from her upcycled bed, tenderly, ready to embody Stuart Murdoch’s archetype of an ethereal indie darling. “We are open to Eve’s nationality (e.g. British, French, Australian),” read Murdoch’s casting call for the lead character in the Belle & Sebastian bandleader’s blindingly white film, God Help the Girl. One does not imagine he meant the native Aboriginal population of Australia when envisioning his perfect leading lady; the cast is entirely white.

As a lover of Belle and Sebastian, I was disappointed, though certainly not surprised. Belle and Sebastian’s work is steeped in Whiteness; God Help the Girl merely underscores this. The film itself is an egregious mess that romanticizes a woman’s struggles with an eating disorder for the sake of Murdoch’s self-promotion. The optimistic, happy-go-lucky and painstakingly adorable aesthetic evidenced in every character he created is founded in Whiteness. Whiteness is beauty; Whiteness is what gives the character the ability to dream of fostering a career in music; Whiteness is what enables the audience to empathize with Eve’s character. A recurring filler in the film was a fictitious radio show where two men try to decipher what “real” indie is and every band mentioned is white, enforcing the film’s aspirational Whiteness. While Belle and Sebastian aren’t the only examples of perpetuating Whiteness through indie rock, this movie serves as a microcosmic view of what is wrought by racial exclusivity that is omnipresent in indie rock.

In indie rock, white is the norm. While indie rock and the DIY underground, historically, have been proud to disassociate themselves from popular culture, there is no divorcing a predominantly white scene from systemic ideals ingrained in white Western culture. That status quo creates a barrier in terms of both the sanctioned participation of artists of color and the amount of respect afforded them, all of which sets people of color up to forever be seen as interlopers and outsiders. Whiteness is the very ideal for which art is made in Western culture, be it the cinema of Wes Anderson or, say, the artists on Merge Records.

What substantiates this are the microaggressions, as well as overt and covert expressions of racism, that happen as a result of those systemically held ideals. Some may take the success of artists of color as threat to their space or scene. White art is deemed more worthy of respect, and so white audiences respond to it positively—it is set up for success. It’s evidenced the last week of news: be it the insidious petition urging Glastonbury to drop Kanye West in favor of a “rock band” (read: a white artist), or the repeated co-option of Indian and Desi pop culture by Major Lazer going unremarked upon. White art additionally dilutes and flattens aspects of other cultures’ music that it adopts in the process of making them more “accessible” for those whose curiosity does not extend beyond the parameters of Europe and North America. White “ambassadors” decide what parts of these musics of cultures get to filter through based on white notions of what is good, or real or what ethnomusical practices appeal to an American sense of authenticity (see also: Diplo).

Artists, labels and producers are not the only ones complicit in perpetuating this, though. It’s successful music publications—Pitchfork included—who have celebrated Vampire Weekend and Dirty Projectors’ use of attenuated ‘afro’ elements, calling the latter’s music “idiosyncratic” and saying the former owes thanks to Paul Simon, the evident creator of African music.  White musicians seemingly can have it all: their almost impenetrable music scenes as well as their bastardization of most any other cultures. The root work by artists of color effectively disappears.

I can count on one hand the prominent performers in the independent scene that look like me:M.I.A., Himanshu Suri (Heems and Das Racist), Dapwell (Das Racist) and Natasha Khan (Bat For Lashes). Of those four people, Heems and M.I.A. root their work in rap, put their Desi heritage and brown skin on blast, curve balling their outspoken resistance back to critics with a middle finger. Whether it’s Arulpragasam’s observation of “Some people see planes/ Some people see drones/ Some people see a doom/ And some people see domes” on “CanSeeCanDo” or Suri’s ironic chanting of “USA! USA! USA!” on Eat Pray Thug’s “Al Q8a”. They illuminate political issues that concern and affect them, which is what resonates so intensely with brown fans of their music.

The price of being outspoken about race–the price of speaking their truth—for Heems or Dap, for M.I.A., is much higher than it is for any white musicians with a message, be it Kathleen Hanna or Kim Gordon’s mass appeal white feminism or Bono, whose career is foundationally built on his white savior complex. Heems’ work (both solo and with Das Racist) explores racial problems in both American and Asian society with a distinctly satirical slant, but the label of “joke rap” is one that has become difficult to escape, and one that invalidates and writes off the truth of their experience as Asian Americans. M.I.A. prefers to take a route that relies less on humor and blunty screams about her problems with both the West and Sri Lanka. The often casual dismissal of her politics ultimately results in her having to scream even louder. M.I.A. or Heems’ assertion of their racial identities and experiences, becomes, at best, inconvenient, and often plays as badly in the underground as it does in the mainstream.

Intellectual delineations associated with race make for a lack of serious discussion here: White people accept Kathleen Hanna’s branch of feminism though it has often and primarily benefitted other white women, and stand by her in solidarity as she praises icons of White aspiration like Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift. While Hanna has, historically, played with sarcasm and irony in her lyrics, her work has never been derided as a joke, her lyrical critiques have been taken as just that. M.I.A. and Heems, however, are often subject to bad press for this same approach–press that paints them as attention-seeking and caustic. The feel-good feminism of white women earns infinitely more respect in both the artistic and ‘real’ world as evidenced by their prominence and visibility; making art about your experience of racism is seemingly much less acceptable, cool or “punk”.

It’s difficult not to be deterred and alienated by the overwhelming Whiteness of it all, especially when as a person of color, Western society flat out resists the witness of your life. However, it’s important to seize and act on precedents being set by the likes of Heems and M.I.A., paving a way that makes it easier for new artists of color to follow suit and make their mark. Whiteness is a mark of exclusivity that must be broken; to have masses of talent ignored in favor of a select few is not acceptable. Visibility of people of color in independent music is absolutely paramount for the genre to evolve and truly represent those cast away from the scene for too long.

Seriously, this is getting so fucking annoying. Are white people not allowed to have ANYTHING? Imagine if someone said that rap or soul music was too black and demanded that more white people should be given shots. There would be outrage and rightfully so.

She demands that things should be changed to suit her racial tastes, when the obvious solution is for her to instead go to India or (if she doesn’t want to go there), some other country where she isn’t surrounded by the white people she hates so much.

No, no. Surely if we're so bad, you're running in the wrong direction.
This is essentially what happens. They leave their poverty stricken countries for a better life and then demand that we change things to be more like the countries they left. It’s insane, and I don’t understand the pathetic weaklings in the west who feel sorry for whiners like these.

Thankfully enough, she finally came to the attention of people who don’t feel the need to cater to her demands. The US based Neo-Nazi site, the Dailystormer found out about this woman and decided to troll the fuck out of her on twitter. While some of the things they said were quite cruel (and I’m not going to repeat them here) and it’s not the sort of thing I’d do myself, I will say that I feel absolutely no sympathy for her whatsoever simply because she showed herself to be every bit as racist towards white people, as the very worst of Nazis are towards non-whites. What she got was karma, as far as I’m concerned.

Here are three links (in order from earliest to most recent) which summarise what happened between Sarah and the Dailystormer from the Dailystormer’s point of view (NSFW). The language might not be the most tasteful, and I don’t think it’s right to insult Indians (many of whom I count among my friends) in general, but ultimately, their arguments about why they went after her make sense to me.

The abuse she endured was so severe that’s she’s had to restrict her Facebook page, change her twitter username several times in the hopes of not being recognised, and cry like a baby about the big bad Nazis “stalking her” to the twitter (and possibly also legal) authorities.

This of course is standard affair with anti-whites. They demonise the white race relentlessly. White people (apart from the usual cohort of brainwashed self-hating useful idiots) stand up for themselves and tell these anti-whites what they think of them. The anti-whites cry about how they’re getting harassed by “white supremacists”. Often the harassment is just white people voicing their outrage. Sometimes it’s cruel insults. occasionally, the anti-white creates a fake username and sends a death threat to themselves. The media gets a hold of the fake death threat, says it’s real and that there are 1000s more just like it. Anti-whites use the fake death threat as an excuse to demand more hate speech laws under the guise of protecting people from death treats when in reality, they just want to silence dissent, and mean words that hurt their feelings.

Remember this particular incident next time you hear someone whining about receiving racial harassment on Social Media. While I’m sure there are genuine cases of people being abused unfairly (which I condemn wholeheartedly) , I’m sure there are plenty more Sarah Sahim’s out there who bring it all on themselves by attacking first. I think people should always investigate the backstory of the complainer before making a judgement.