Is The Kabul Mess The End of A War Or The Start of Another Migration Wave?

The Biden administration and its NATO allies have scrambled out of Afghanistan in the most chaotic and irresponsible way: Weapons fell into the hands of the enemy and, in an attempt to not embarrass the now exiled government, the level of security was misrepresented leaving thousands trapped. During the preparation of the withdrawal no time was spent to identify those who could have moved to other places, non-Western countries, and in the rare cases of highly skilled and highly freedom-oriented individuals, to Western countries. Now, thousands of unknown passengers are transported to Western nations and nobody can identify who is deserving and who merely seeks their financial luck.

Was the war a mistake? After the initial revenge for 9/11 it seems to have grown into one. NGOs and many a military officer saw an opportunity to elevate their status and income. They did not honestly report the (lack of) progress to the citizens at home while more and more money sank into the swamp. Afghanistan was not ready to run its own affairs and won’t be anytime soon. It is a place where small advances can be encouraged, but large civilisational jumps can’t be imposed. The same holds true for immigrant populations. It is not enlightened to expect more of people than they can achieve. The individual can be advanced if he is open to it. Masses of people or entire countries will have to take their time.

Sofagate – Couch Potato Ursula von der Leyen in Turkey

When Charles Michel, the head of the European Council, and Ursula von der Leyen, the head of the European Commission, entered the press room, there was one chair for the Turkish leader and one for the European leader. And so Charles Michel sat down. After all he is the leader of the assembly of the heads of government and thus the European leader. Or is that von der Leyen? Does one know?

It’s all damn complicated. Who leads what in Europe and who is answerable to who? Desperate feminists decided that the gender decided who got the chair and that Ursula von der Leyen was outpatriarchied by Michel and Erdogan. Sure enough Erdogan could not know in advance that she would enter the room later than Michel. But he could know and did know that he could totally expose the lack of understandably defined responsibilities and accountabilities in the EU.

A New Women Quota For Germany

Germany will soon have a law which demands that executive boards must include women. Time has moved fast. What would have been an innocuous or irrelevant piece of legislation a decade ago tastes very badly with this entire culture war backdrop in 2021. There are already women quotas for the dubious supervisory boards and it looks like only a matter of time until we are in an affirmative-action jungle where everything is rewarded but merit.

little correction: I said 1 in 3 board members. Yet it’s 1 if a board is larger than 3. The mistake is immaterial for the overall discussion.

source (also for the thumbnail quote):
https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/frauenquote-vorstaende-kabinett-beschluss-101.html

Merkel’s 89-Points Catalog Against The Far-Right (Episode 2)

Angela Merkel has cobbled together a long list of policies to fight the “far-right”. Of course, this is not about the handful of neo-Nazis who are drunk by lunchtime. Nobody in his right mind cares about them.

The new German fanaticism will be flushed through various ministries. In this episode I will run you through the items that belong to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Defence. Merkel’s goons don’t even shy away from lecturing others about colonialism, which was a fairly mixed period of time with positive and negative aspects.

Poland Leaves The Feminist Istanbul Convention – I Read The Treaty

Poland is leaving the feminist Istanbul Convention. The country argues about the convention. I join in and read the treaty in 9 videos. It is possible that the EU may ascend the convention which could come with sanctions for countries that don’t oblige. As of today the Istanbul Convention has not been ratified by EU members Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, and Slovakia. East Europe is currently also battled by the Eurocrats for keeping some of their departments free of leaflets that advertise for queer pressure group talking points. Some Polish cities are currently cut out of EU city partnership programs because of that.

I don’t want to discuss the queer policy wars in this series, though.

Episode 1: The Preamble

Today, I run you through the Preamble of the feminist Istanbul Convention.

Episode 2: Chapter I

In Chapter I it becomes clearer how the pretext of violence prevention is used to usher through a whole baggage of ideological policy goals “against discrimination” and for the “empowerment of women.” It should be no surprise that violence is redefined to include obscure concepts like psychological and even “economic” violence. The self-righteousness is so epic that the treaty does not even shy away from suggesting constitutional changes.

Episode 3: Chapter II

Turkey is now also considering the exit. While many points touched, not tackled, in the treaty are still a considerable problem in Turkey, and much more so than in Poland, the vagueness and the focus of the treaty shows why other approaches are more effective. I read Chapter II which shows how the Council of Europe bundled its energy for the purpose of channelling money into feminist groups, sinecure offices and newly established bureaucracy.

I mention a previous video on the NGO funding through the German state. Additionally, you can see where such money probably turns up again in “chaz”-like autonomous areas like Rigaerstraße or Connewitz in my videos on Rigaerstraße and Connewitz.

Episode 4: Chapter III

Today I read chapter III which lines out the propaganda efforts from education over public to private media. All areas of life have to be mobilised for the eradication of all violence to the last case.

Episode 5: Chapter IV

Hotlines, battered woman shelters, trauma support, the wheel must be reinvented. The ladies touched a lot of issues that have already been solved. Yes, a legal system does exist and, yes, despite Black Lives Matter, a police force also does exist.

Episode 6: Chapter V

I read Chapter V which “solves” all the problems of Islam. For whatever reason feminists believe that committees, sinecure offices and tax payer money are what heals the wounds. It also “solves” all the problems, you thought, were already solved. Yes, it should be illegal to threaten people and countries should criminalise physical violence.

Episode 7: Chapter VI

Episode 8: Chapter VII

In this episode I read Chapter VII which deals with all matters of migration and asylum. Of course, barely any elitist writing comes without migration support these days. Even the ostensible topic ‘violence against women’ seems to offer a stage for that issue.

Episode 9: Chapter VIII To End

I run through the rest of the Istanbul Convention. It seeks to establish GREVIO the “Group of experts on action against violence against women and domestic violence.” It is selected by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and the obscure “expertise” is supposedly based on the sheer divinely supremacy of their pristine virtues.

Feminist Alice Schwarzer And The Left’s Attitude To Islam

Alice Schwarzer is the best known feminist in Germany. She is one of only few who are granted to speak critically of Islam in the larger public. The story she presents is therefore one of supposed “conservative Islam” and a good “liberal Islam”. She has her own fair share of blind spots. Left-wing Muslims may occasionally turn against the headscarf doctrine, but they are united with their Western comrades in their fight against America. Surprised that the Iranian revolution 1979 brought what it announced to bring, their major concern is still “(neo-)colonialism” and not freedom. A friend of late French authors Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Schwarzer also fails to see how imposing postmodernism on Islam and weaponizing the faith against the West is the actual left-wing concern about Muslims.

The treated article is now behind a paywall:
https://www.zeit.de/2019/31/alice-schwarzer-islam-islamismus-kopftuch-streit

Feminist Heckler at Bernd Stelter Comedy Gig And My Rant on Women

Source:

https://ze.tt/steltergate-diese-frau-will-keine-witze-mehr-ueber-doppelnamen-hoeren/

Alice Schwarzer Smacks Down Judith Butler

Alice Schwarzer (left), Judith Butler (right)

There were times when Alice Schwarzer featured gender studies icon Judith Butler in her magazine EMMA. Somehow feminism made its way into academia and without time to look at it in more detail she saw that as a good thing.

Alice Schwarzer, who was friends with late philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, has made a career of giving a voice to feminist causes in a manner everyone could understand. Judith Butler, on the other hand, made a career out of obfuscation of her own views with obtuse, pseudo-academic language. One cause, two departments, in wait for a clash.

It started with the publication of an essay critical of “queer-feminism” by a hardly known author in Schwarzer’s magazine. Newspaper DIE ZEIT gave Butler, the prima donna of the discipline, the chance to address the accusations against her field of “studies.”

The result was an innuendo game, suggesting that Alice Schwarzer and her magazine were racist. Even socialist newspaper taz wondered why indeed no arguments were given for Butler’s positions.

ZEIT was fair enough to allow Schwarzer to answer Butler in their news blog ZEIT online, which has a much larger audience than Schwarzer’s own magazine.

Schwarzer argues that Butler tries to pit the efforts in the fights against racism and sexism against one another, particularly when it comes to Islamism.

Butler’s proximity to Islamism is not new. The Jewish lesbian praised Hamas as a progressive movement and once accused all gays attending a pride march of islamophobia, culminating in her refusal to accept an undeserved award.

One woman, Schwarzer, is the face of feminism and yet has never fully treated it as a religion (though sometimes she was damn close). In doubt Schwarzer’s positions were always pro-women and pragmatic. The other woman, Butler, was not spearheading social campaigns, collecting money for good causes and making a difference. She rather served her narcissism by creating a community with speech codes, impervious to ideas from outside. Socialist paper taz also noted that Butler’s article was indeed all about policing other people’s speech.

Schwarzer may be fired by Google for her attitude, but the comment section under her ZEIT online  article clearly suggests that people from all political persuasions were putting down their misgivings about her and applauded her piece.

Views may differ and I might have written unjustly about Butler, but whatever her positions are we may ask for the respect of her giving arguments and not play with innuendos.