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Monday, 28 April 2014

Holocaust Remembrance Day


In Israel


I cry not one tear  more  than the number  I owe when I see what my fathers have done, but they dry  up fast and  I get angry when irritatingly well meaning people tell me "you must not feel guilty, it's not your fault" arrrrrgggghhhhh !!!!!!! The fact that I was not born then is no absolution, it is simply the absence of an alibi, an alibi which could perhaps have  absolved me, had I not looked away then, as soooo many of my compatriots did. I will never know...

We can count the people who were murdered, but what we can never even guess, let alone count is the potential that was killed then, the huge POTENTIAL. 


I used to believe that saying "NEVER AGAIN" very loudly, and often, would help. 
NOW, I'm not so sure that saying alone will help....



Saturday, 26 April 2014

Lest We Forget

Anzac Day 2014

For the Fallen 

...They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam...

...But O for the touch of a vanished hand,
and the sound of a voice that is still...

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Pat Condell is anti-child-marriage

So am I  

Are you?

see especially from minute 4.30 of this video: 



Monday, 21 April 2014

The Dhimmitude of the Australian Defence Force (video)

Some time ago I came across this eye-opening speech by Bernard Gaynor, an Australian soldier. I held back from publishing it, wondering what IF a widow, father, mother, sister, son, daughter of a fallen soldier would hear it spelled out:

"Your beloved did not need to die" ?

But ANZAC day is approaching, and with it  the season for some of the empathy-deprived and  intellectually-historically-ethically challenged herd, egged on by some media,  to shoot around with offensive clichés à la "all soldiers are murderers".  

And what's more: the Australian Defence Force seems to still now be sending her soldiers, hands tied behind their backs,  into the arms (knives/suicide-belts/guns) of the enemy.

This video is just over 20 minutes long and I believe it's worth listening to every minute of it, but for those who don't have the time, I will try to distill the message:

Starting at minute 10: 
"Just look at Iraq. I was one of the last Australians to serve there. All the politicians and the military hierarchy were saying that the withdrawal of Western military forces was based on success. And yet, Al-Queda today controls more of Iraq than it ever did before the Western forces were in the country. 
The Iraq war was a failure because no-one could say why we went there, who the enemy was or what the mission was: We just went and we came back. In between a bunch of guys died. Now this all occurred because the ADF pretends that it respects Islam..."
"..The ADF just believes that Mohamed was a nice guy..." 

"...We  just went and we came back.
In between a bunch of guys died.
 ...because the ADF pretends that it respects Islam..."
"...The ADF just believes that Mohamed was a nice  guy..."


Lest we forget:
Some of those who did not make it home:

 About Bernard Gaynor


Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter

Happy Easter also to our Orthodox friends who, this year, celebrate it on the same day as "we" do.

I was too busy eating Easter eggs and so have not done any research other than a quick  googling which tells me that many Orthodox churches base their Easter date on the Julian calendar, which often differs from the Gregorian one used by many Western countries. So more often than not, the Orthodox Easter period occurs later.

I seem to remember vaguely that it's only every 4 years or so when  both Easters are celebrated at the same date. Whenever I can I try to go to a Russian Orthodox Easter service - a spectacle which touches so many senses it gives you a high - incense, atmosphere, music, voices ...my favourite is a lovely little Russian church in the 15th Arr. in Paris, built around a tree which still stands in the centre of it. I  am told that the atmosphere around Easter in Greek Orthodox churches is similar.

Faithful to my sloppy modus operandi of the day, I have not researched this music either - just came across it and, although the singer seems to mime and the mise en scene is a little heavy-handed, the song seduced my soul.


The new Pope's Easter message  was a well meaning if  predictable statement of the obvious:

"We pray in a particular way for Syria, that all those suffering the effects of the conflict can receive needed humanitarian aid and that neither side will again use deadly force, especially against the defenceless civil population, but instead boldly negotiate the peace long awaited and long overdue..."

He speaks as if there were no more than 2 sides  to this terror and as popular as Pope Francis seems to be with the media, I wonder if his message will have any real effect.

Personally I prefer a message like the one that comes from geofffff, who wrote: 

"...I bought some Easter eggs and Hot Cross Buns this morning out of appreciation and respect for our Christian friends.

Also they are yummy."



Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Happy Passover to my Jewish readers

Just recently, out of the blue,  I had a few  surprising messages from Jewish blogger friends:

G. said:  "Thank you for being you.....Your work does not go unappreciated..."  

S. wrote: "Thank you for all the support you give us and Israel, Rita. People like you raise our hopes and spirits. " 

And from M.L. this:  "...non-Jewish friends to the Jewish people, such as yourself, raise our hopes...[...] You are what is sometimes referred to as a "righteous gentile" and I thank you for it." 

I was  chuffed to bits by these generous comments, but also very worried: this gratitude to a very tiny and insignificant defender of what should not NEED defending,  shows how far the relentless, despicable  defaming of  Israel and the Jewish people has progressed and how this nasty virus of Jew Hatred has infected - not only the moronic herd but  even people who used to be normal.

The vulgar  fig leaf of  "defending the poor palestians", "fighting Zionism...apartheid...illegal occupation",  "blablabla etc." is so very transparent  that I cannot believe why people with a minimum of intelligence and decency cannot see through it, especially as even that see-through fig leaf is often slipping and displaying  a blatantly explicit call for the full destruction of Israel: "from the rivers to the sea"They do not hate the Jews because of Israel, they hate Israel because of the Jews!

Recently in an article by  M.L. I was taken aback by this simple and elegantly phrased truth which proves the dictum: " the more things change, the more they stay the same":

"Goliath was not a Jew, but a Philistine, 

David was a Jew"

I was, I  am and I will always be on the side of David!

For those of us who have forgotten (or perhaps never known) the Passover Story, here is a very simple telling of it but it comes with the warning that it contains a healthy dose of Charlton Heston ;)


Chag Pesach Kasher v'Sameach !  
I hope I got this right and it means "happy Passover" ;)



You will find more information about Passover "News and Views from Jews Downunder.


Saturday, 12 April 2014

Marine Le Pen talks to Al Jazeera

This interview is over a year old but I think it is  still as fresh as it was then and it gives us the essence of Marine Le Pen's political  thought. I am not a fan of Al Jazeera which I consider a propagandist  media power, but if they have edited this interview, the core  of that magnificent woman still shines through.  I agree with nearly everything Marine Le Pen says here,  except with her comment on a soi-disant "disproportional force" applied by Israel in its self-defence. But then I have heard many Jewish voices "visiting the sins of the father" on her and refusing the hand she so often held out to them, one of the extremely few French politicians to do so.


I think, Marine Le Pen is a real - if not the only - hope for France. 

Chadored vaginas & Emancipated Burkas

Simone de Beauvoir in her "Le Deuxième Sexe"  coined a thought which was inarguably controversial and, arguably, incorrect:

"One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman" 

Being the opportunist I am, I shall borrow the thought for a little home made maxim of my own: 

"One is not born, but rather becomes terminally stupid". 

Have a look at this picture from France and tell me if you don't have to agree with me that no-one can possibly be BORN that stupid:

                                                                                                                                            h/t sheikyermami

These up to the gunnels chadored females are publicly displaying and confirming that they agree to be nothing more than a life support system for a vagina  at the exclusive use of their  master (who can divorce them  by repeating three times “I divorce you” should  he fancy  a younger one, say a  9 y.o. girl) while at the same time holding up signs displaying  THE core philosophy of  the French Republic (their  host country and cradle of Human Rights):  

Liberty, equality, fraternity

Is that not  so  irredeemably, terminally thick and sick that it cannot possibly be natural, but must be an ASS - Acquired Stupidity Syndrome?



A little French Singing & a little French reality

A little French Singing:

This past Paris winter  has been extraordinarily mild, spring has come early as have the increasingly "inyourface" tourists, so it's time to leave again. 

Each year when  I return to the city of light (some cynics now call it "Afrique sur Seine") I feel its changes more acutely than do my permanently Paris-dwelling friends and each year I am sad for the loss of some things and happy for things that remain the same. 

A constant  is the French people's love for pink toilet paper - I challenge you to go to your local shop and find any toilet paper which is not either pink or at least pink-flowered.  Their insouciance about cholesterol  and their adherence to seasonal dishes  has not changed either in 30 years. Celebratory Paté de Foie Gras at your arrival dinner  cannot be avoided (even if one knows how it's made, and gulps more or less discreetly, in St. Peter's fashion!), and Endives et Jambon au Gratin are still a must-Winter dish as are  the "Canard Confit"(*) and the  Tripes a la mode de Caen. Perhaps my friends are especially conservative, but I like it and I love them.

Of course, I don't have to tell you that there are more things to France than pink toilet paper and dishes of innards and  au gratin;  I will tell you about  them  as I  go into my annual period-of- remembrance mode. 

What the French don't do as much as the Australians for example is Ageism: Carla Bruni, the former first lady (wife of the conservative ex-President Sarkozi) is still considered a sex-kitten at 46..... what's a few laughter lines provided the bum is still pert ! 

And now onto our  French sex-symbol (Carla Bruni is not French-born) Johnny Hallyday, the "French Elvis Presley".  Carla Bruni refers to him in her song as "our Johnny" and so do the French. He is 71, yes you read correctly: 71  (71 is the new "51" if 60 is the "new 40";) ). 


Being a Schubert-kind-of fan myself, I never really  got into  Johnny Halliday's music, but I knew that he had been a  power package  in his time and - at 71, after beating cancer - he is not half bad now.

Update: this video above has obviously been removed, so I will try this one, when he was still quite a bit younger: 

A little French Reality: 

France is ailing, seriously ailing. I have observed the islamisation of this beloved  country  accelerating for a few years, but now, under this present government, it is galloping. France has been islamised to a point where Sharia including Blasphemy laws are already in defacto force. France's (largely) dhimmy media, an extremely self-serving and opportunistic extreme left government and a fully politicised judiciary are - at best - enabling  islamism. The fermentation in the French people who are not anesthisised yet is palpable to anyone who still  cares to listen (if I may mix a couple of metaphors and senses). And  I sooooo understand this ferment.

In the country of my birth, Nazism stamped out a nation's decent impulses through intimidation, lies and fear;  having spent quite a few days watching "justice" being handed out in France I saw an eery "déjà vu" hovering over France. I will write more about the so-called "Justice in France" in an upcoming post. (Look up "Mur de Cons" on the net if you speak French and if you cannot wait).

Here is a little report which, to me, is credible - 3 of the interviewees, courageously speaking out despite being  relentlessly defamed, threatened with death and persecuted by an extremely politicised judiciary  are friends of mine: Pierre Cassen, founder and Editor in chief of Riposte Laique, Christine Tasin, leader of Resistance Republicaine and the charming Morrocan born muslim apostate, Pascal ("né Mohamed") Hilout. 


Mes chers amis !

Christine Tasin, Pierre Cassen et Pascal (né Mohamed) Hilout)

De retour en Australie  après mon printanier vol vers les antipodes, 

je vous salue et continue de vous admirer!

Vive la France !



(*) cooked in its own fat 

Friday, 4 April 2014

Sweden's Stockholm Syndrom

If France is ailing, Sweden seems to be  moribund: 

When Ingrid Carlqvist says at the end of this report:  "we had a perfectly good country, a rich country, a nice country  and in a few years, that country will be gone", she might have been thinking of this cute little postcard:

In April 2013,  I posted this video from Sweden, a year later they still seem to go in the same direction which, despite all appearances does not  seem to be "hell" if one believes the proverb "the road to hell is paved with good intentions" as  I cannot detect any "good intentions" here:


Young Swedish girls some years ago  still celebrating Saint Lucia, the bearer of Light, something sorely needed in Sweden today, so it seems.


May the last one leaving  switch off the last light.