Category Archives: Europe

UPDATED (6/9/018): POTUS Puts America First At The “Crooked” G-7 Summit. Go President Trump!

Donald Trump, Drug War, Europe, Foreign Policy, Media, Nationhood, Trade

“IT’S G6 versus one”:

“It’s never been seen before. This is not normal. Tariffs will kill Americans; they can’t live without Chinese trinkets. No American president has ever behaved like so. Russia? Why would Trump want peace with Russia? North Korea? How dare Trump pursue peace with that rogue regime?”

In a nutshell, this is the static, decontextualized theme of the malpracticing, moron media on their Trump Watch.

And now, in reporting on the G-7 summit, silly women with chipmunk voices dripping with contempt are appalled, but appalled, that POTUS is asserting American interests there, and not acting like the plaything of “our European allies.”

NEWS FLASH, FOOLS: That’s why we elected Donald J. Trump.

UPDATE (6/9/018): Let’s see decriminalization. Enough of Jeff Sessions state-enforced prohibition.

POTUS Is Right: ‘Country-on-Country’ Trade Deals Are Better

Donald Trump, Economy, Europe, Free Markets, Media, Trade

A laudable sentiment unreported (except here) was expressed by President Trump, on June 1.

It is that the US would be far better off if it negotiated bilateral trade agreements, instead of multilateral deals. Of course, “county-on-country” agreements, as the president put it, are preferable to the multilateral maze we currently negotiate.

If you can’t have free trade—and we don’t!—smaller and less unwieldy agreements are preferable.

If you find a quote, please send it along. The rule is that the malpracticing media neglect or twist everything substantive Trump does or says.

It’s Hard To Believe It, But The French STILL Educate Their School Kids

Education, Europe, Intelligence, Kids, Political Philosophy

Still on the topic of education (previous post is “St. John’s: The Most Rigorous College In America & What Every Young Mind Needs”):

What’s of interest in the Economist article, “The End of the French Intellectual: From Zola to Houllebecq,” are these tidbits:

Attendance rose this year at the annual Paris book fair. Regional literary festivals are thriving. Philosophy is still a compulsory part of the school curriculum.
And last year the French elected a president who has a degree in philosophy and can cite Molière by heart. France may have lost its great intellectuals, but it has certainly not lost its intellectualism.

So French kids must still study philosophy. I wonder if it’s a rigorous course? And President Macaroni knows some good stuff, aside globalism and multilateralism. Molière is brilliant. So funny.

While there is pressure to dumb down, the French have not yet replaced history with social studies agitprop.

I’ll leave you with this hint at how good French schooling may be: “France is one of the countries where a pupil’s social background is one of the strongest predictors of his or her subsequent achievement.”

The French have not yet done the educational leveling we in America do to ensure that 43% of marks handed out in university are As.

Other than the educational information, the writer of “The End of the French Intellectual: From Zola to Houllebecq” disdains France’s few “reactionary essayists” and thinkers (namely right-leaning thinkers).

So much so that, having mentioned his disappointment at the rise the likes of “Éric Zemmour, a reactionary essayist, and Alain Finkielkraut, a formerly left-wing philosopher turned critic of multiculturalism”—the writer concludes that “France may have lost its great intellectuals.”

Better good schools for the kids, than the likes of that lefty degenerate, Mr. Sartre.

UPDATE (8/13/018): Sweden: ‘Hornets’ Nest Of Revolutionary Feminism’ & ‘Saudi Arabia Of Feminism’

Affirmative Action, Europe, Feminism, Gender

“Ninety percent of the content on Wikipedia is created by men,” reports The Economist.

And in the West’s egalitarian, social democracies, where equality of outcomes is enforced with zeal, this state-of-affairs can’t be allowed to continue. Men must be demoted in every field of endeavor.

Not for nothing has Julian Assange “referred to Sweden as a hornets’ nest of revolutionary feminism” and as “Saudi Arabia of feminism.” Sweden is leading the charge against men, for that’s what this is.

Clearly, Swedish representatives haven’t a care in the world. It’s not like their women are being raped and murdered by the Middle-Eastern and North-African migrants they insist on importing. It’s not like their country is turning into  a gangland. These great female minds have their priorities straight. They know their political mandate: Oust men from Wikipedia:

“Knowledge is power,” explains Margot Wallström, the foreign minister, and because these days knowledge and information come from the “clearly unbalanced” internet, this is a problem, she adds. A more gender-equal Wikipedia and internet more broadly should help create a more gender-equal world, goes the thinking. Of course, the web is a lot bigger than Wikipedia, but it makes sense as a starting point. The Swedes hope that tech firms will be inspired to take gender inequality in online content more seriously.
Wikimedia supports trying to narrow the gap. Since a survey in 2011 revealed that Wikipedia was largely written by men under 40, it set targets for greater participation of women (and of people from the southern hemisphere). “We want the best content,” says John Andersson from Wikimedia Sweden. “By bringing in a more diverse group of people, particularly women, this leads to a better set of articles.” But the goal is not gender parity across biographies. “If there is a bias towards men, coming from history books, Wikipedia merely reflects this. …”

… MORE: “Sweden tries to increase gender equality on the web: Together with Wikimedia, Swedish diplomats are hosting #WikiGap edit-a-thons in 54 embassies.

UPDATE (8/13/018):