A reminder of what we are up against

First this, since this is the existential threat to our entire Western Civilisation, spelled out as clearly as could be said: Merkel: “Nation states must today be prepared to give up their sovereignty”.

This is what German Chancellor Angela Merkel told attendants at an event by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin on Wednesday.

“In an orderly fashion of course,” Merkel went on to say. She even went so far as to condemn those in her own Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party who think Germany should withdraw from the controversial UN migration pact [as Australia has done]:

“There were [politicians] who believed that they could decide when these agreements are no longer valid because they are representing The People”.

And that is what they say in public.

And then there is this from Powerline which comes under the heading: Progressives are Crazy, which is more than evident.

That is a proposition for which we see overwhelming evidence on a daily basis. For today, consider these two videos of progressives gone mad.

The first features, to all appearances, a man with long hair. But he goes insane in a game store when he considers himself to be “misgendered.” My favorite moment is when he threatens to “tell the entire LGBTQ community” about the horror he has experienced. PJMedia posted the Facebook video with a headline referring to ‘roid rage, which seems right. But do men take anabolic steroids when they transition? Not that I know of. The video has been viewed more than 9 million times so far:

The second video is another instance of progressive rage, although in this case the lefty doesn’t look like a steroid user. A guy goes into a vape shop wearing a MAGA hat, and the progressive clerk refuses to serve him. The customer gets out his phone and starts filming, which sends the clerk into a liberal rage against President Trump and free enterprise:

It would be a mistake, of course, to draw conclusions from just two data points. Nevertheless, I will hazard this observation: progressives are crazy.

Not to mention climate change [aka global warming]. Via Instapundit:

SNOWFALLS ARE JUST A THING OF THE PAST: How to Understand The Religion of Climate Change and Those Who Believe In The End Times.

Related: Absolutely Clueless: Meet the Press just devoted an entire hour to what Dems apparently think is the top issue for America.

And then there’s this from Nancy Pelosi but could just as easily have been our own Malcolm: ‘The Existential Threat of the Climate Crisis’ Threatens ‘The Whole of God’s Creation’.

“The American people have demanded action to combat the climate crisis, which threatens our public health, our economy, our national security and the whole of God’s creation. Together, we must protect public health by reducing air pollution, create jobs by making America preeminent in green technologies, defend our national security by preventing climate-driven instability and uphold our sacred moral responsibility to leave a healthy, sustainable future for generations to come.”

Nor finally can we leave out their wish to impose a socialist state on the rest of us, from Teen Vogue of all things: The Economic Crisis in Venezuela, Explained. I’m not sure it was explained, but at least it was described. This is where they will take us if we let them.

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47 Responses to A reminder of what we are up against

  1. Biota

    “Nation states must today be prepared to give up their sovereignty”.
    Don’t these people actually look at the real world? If that were possible why is it that there are suburban enclaves made up mostly of the immigrants from their nation states of origin?

  2. NB

    ‘SNOWFALLS ARE JUST A THING OF THE PAST:’
    Fewer snowflakes? Super cool.

  3. RobK

    Merkel’s statement is chillingly in the same league as :

    This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution. That will not happen overnight and it will not happen at a single conference on climate change, be it COP 15, 21, 40 – you choose the number. It just does not occur like that. It is a process, because of the depth of the transformation.

    Christiana Figueres UNFPCC

    The agenda is not hidden.

  4. stackja

    Germany has a history of “Nation states must today be prepared to give up their sovereignty”.

  5. Mother Lode

    Loved the second video.

    It is amazing to compare the way progressives behave under a Republican President to how the notional right responded to Obama.

    Even as daily Obama encroached more and more on the rights and freedom is of his political opinions and 18 composure and did not take out their rage against the supporters, screaming, shouting, and generally losing their shit.

    Now with Trump (and previously under the far more RINO Bush) the progressives cannot control their anger in every instance where they are reminded that he President is not one of theirs.

    And it is not just a comparison of how political oppononents respond to one another. It is far more profound than that.

    Under Obama it was the right that was having their own freedoms attacked by the President. What enrages the left now is not that they are losing freedoms – they aren’t – but that the other guys are not losing theirs.

    Progressives are being denied nothing they did not have before – except the one thing they denounce loudest in everybody else: privilege.

  6. stackja

    Mother Lode
    #2895465, posted on December 31, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Left always believe they are right.

  7. jock

    Funny i just watched a bit of meet the Press and todd. What a lot of crap. Nobody from the opposing viewpoint. No deniers. Just democrats journos and believer scientists. One woman stated she was a scientist but did not reveal her area of specialisation. The whole thing was a joke. Talked about the decline of coal. But nothing about the hundreds of coal fired generators being built around the world. Confected? You bet. Crisis? Absolutely not.

  8. jock

    I thought merkel was being typically german. She wants other countries to give up their sovereignty.

  9. Well said Mother Lode:

    Under Obama it was the right that was having their own freedoms attacked by the President. What enrages the left now is not that they are losing freedoms – they aren’t – but that the other guys are not losing theirs.

  10. mh

    We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march toward a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.

    – David Rockefeller, 1991

  11. min

    What I think will save us . Firstly all the young appear to believe that socialism is better than capitalism ,not from critical thinking but being subjected to propaganda. Secondly recent research , Twenge et al, found these young are also narcissistic . So there we have it narcisisstic socialists how will that work?

  12. Confused Old Misfit

    It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years.

    That is truly frightening.
    I wonder, do the useful idiots of the left even think about the ramifications of that paragraph?
    I suspect not.

  13. ACTOldFart

    So there we have it narcisisstic socialists how will that work?

    Kevin Rudd

  14. mh

    COM,
    What the quote from David Rockefeller also tells us is that readers of the NYT, WashPo, and Time magazine are total mugs.

  15. thefrollickingmole

    COM,
    What the quote from David Rockefeller also tells us is that readers of the NYT, WashPo, and Time magazine are total mugs.

    More importantly, it tells us before the advent of the internet it was possible to corral 90% or “opinionmakers” into a herd and have them push your agenda.
    TV was largely the same, either you accepted what you saw as being “the truth” or you had precious little other sources of information, and effectively no way of spreading any errors you found beyond the local pub.

    Its pert of the reason the elites are happy to see google etc dominate the internet, far easier to remove individuals shouting “the emperor has no clothes” if a corporation will do it for you as part of some vague “not acceptable to community standards” rather than over censorship.

  16. Confused Old Misfit

    readers of the NYT, WashPo, and Time magazine are total mugs.

    But surely that is clearly axiomatic!

  17. Mark M

    Snowfalls are a thing of the past.

    Here’s the thing, being the past, being the late 70’s when the Clash sang about the coming ice age …

    The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in
    Meltdown expected, the wheat is growin’ thin
    Engines stop running, but I have no fear
    ‘Cause London is drowning, and I, I live by the river

  18. Dianeh

    Under Obama it was the right that was having their own freedoms attacked by the President. What enrages the left now is not that they are losing freedoms – they aren’t – but that the other guys are not losing theirs.

    The left are losing their freedoms as well but it hasn’t affected them yet as they seem to believe their leaders wont use it against them. Yes they will, when the time is right.

  19. Yon Toad

    Maybe the XY person who was insisting on being called Ma’am thought Ma’am is the short form of madMAN.

  20. Dr Fred Lenin

    The old Dr Fred maxim ,”to destroy socialist globalist fascism ,defund them ,remove all taxpayers money and they wither on the vine . Even soros and his fascist mates dont have emough money to supprt the left facade . Speaking of soros and the other billionaire vermin do they really think they will keep their riches once the have installed the greedy grasping left activists as their puppets ? once theuy have looted the taxmoney and super funds they ewill start on the rich I mean how did “good”lefties like clintons obammer ,krudd ,giliard get their considerable fortunes ? By looting of course , you are next soros you have too much money for a person who is not a politician .

  21. Leo G

    ‘SNOWFALLS ARE JUST A THING OF THE PAST:’
    Fewer snowflakes? Super cool.

    Nothing cool about Catastrophic Assclown Generation Warmism- more snowflakes and meltdowns.

  22. The link to the Economic Crisis in Venezuela is interesting.
    Relaxing over the festive season, one night we played a game of Trivial Pursuit. It’s an old original version the wife and I bought back in the 80’s. We paired up with the kids (18 and 23) as many questions were dated.
    I got this question.
    Q. What oil rich country has the highest per capita income in South America?
    A. Venezuela.
    I kid you not. Boy how times have changed.
    I used it as an opportunity to enlighten the offspring on the virtues of socialism.

  23. Sinclair Davidson

    It would be a mistake, of course, to draw conclusions from just two data points.

    No shit?

    We are invited to believe that western civilisation is soon to collapse because a transgender person had a temper tantrum in a store? Because someone was refused service in a Vape shop? Wait – is that like baking a cake?

    There must be millions of annoyances and similar instances all day and every day. People behaving badly is not the end of civilisation as we know it.

  24. Tel

    Because someone was refused service in a Vape shop? Wait – is that like baking a cake?

    No it’s nothing like baking a cake.

    The cake (decorated multi-tier cake, not cupcakes and donuts) is a creative work individually produced.

    The Vape shop simply sells off the shelf production line items and all the store employee needs to do is hand over a box, make the transaction and be polite for five minutes.

    Also, in the recent Vape show aggro adventure, the owner of the shop specifically had instructed employees to shut up and sell product rather than chucking a tanty, whereas in the case of the cakes the people making the key decision as to which product they want to produce were in fact the owners. Very important point that whole concept of business ownership and who takes responsibility.

  25. RobK

    People behaving badly is not the end of civilisation as we know it.
    Correct. By virtue of the prevalence of cameras, there is a lot more communication of behavior (and cat videos).
    As a uni student in the 70s and 80s, i worked part-time for a consulting firm doing commissioning of projects such as a prison, a large hospital and other public infrastructure. To roll up on any site as the guy doing the leg-work and carrying a camera, put the shits up the best of them. It is a powerful tool but not beyond abuse.

  26. Dr Fred Lenin

    Who knows what plans the global fascist left has as they gain more and more power ?
    Who knew the socialist fascist hitler woul try to exterminate the entire european jewish population ? There are no boindaries to the evil of the left fascists ,for example ,ulyanov. , bronstein. Stalin ,mao the kims of kirea pol pot castro etc socialism attracts the psychopaths .

  27. AlanR

    ” … Left always believe they are right. ” Just like the extreme RWNJ’s always believe they’re right. You’re just a clone of those you profess to loathe.

    “… the existential threat to our entire Western Civilisation …” Pleeeeeaaasse … enough with the melodramatic conspiracy theories. If you want to present an argument, present something grown up.

    Sinc is right .. “People behaving badly is not the end of civilisation as we know it.” (Did I actually say that?)

  28. mareeS

    $US1.17 per month basic wage. Socialism4U.

  29. mh

    We are invited to believe that western civilisation is soon to collapse because a transgender person had a temper tantrum in a store? Because someone was refused service in a Vape shop?

    NWO and TDS/TransGoneWild need separate posts, IMHO.

  30. Mark M

    Perhaps not the end of civilisation, but, maybe a black swan event …

    The far-reaching consequences of Opal Tower

    “Could Australia be on the brink of a building quality crisis that causes a meltdown in apartment prices and harms the very fabric of Australian cities?
    Cracking in Sydney’s four-month old Opal Tower caused the building to be evacuated and left 51 units unsafe to occupy.
    The specific reasons for cracking in this case are still being investigated.
    But, experts say, the conditions that permitted the problem apply across large parts of the industry.”

    https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/the-farreaching-consequences-of-opal-tower/news-story/2326a65696330c04ac03747b82e83187

  31. Confused Old Misfit

    Some might have interpreted threat to “our entire Western Civilisation” to be in concept expressed in the statement made by Angela Merkel (further reinforced by the references to Christiana Figueres and David Rockefeller)
    Some might have thought that the “two data points” referred to the two videos of progressives behaving badly.
    Hence the sobriquet.

  32. Dr Fred Lenin

    The opal tower event will take a long time to resolve ,starting with the land it sits on through ,building permits ,building standards ,shortcutting etc etc . Every aspect will have to be examined hopefully by people from the industry who know what goes on ,not some academic who never worked there but read the book . There will be a great loss of confidence in tower apartment purchasing and pricing ,this could have huge effect on house pricing too . When I was in the building industry I used to say ,you can do a hundred good jobs to make a good reputation,and all it takes is one mistake to lose it. Wouldnt like to be in the builders shoes .

  33. Squirrel

    “Nation states must today be prepared to give up their sovereignty” – except in the face of regional separatist movements such as the Basques, because that’s different….

    Roll on Brexit, and the fracturing of the German Economic Empire.

  34. How about giving up your slender grasp on any sliver of a mandate after recent elections?

  35. Bruce

    Dr Fred: “”Wouldnt like to be in the builders shoes .”

    The barristers will buy new Lambo’s and EVERYONE will probably skate, except some poor sub-contractor at the bottom of the money chain.

    When I was working in the construction biz, EVERY batch of concrete had samples taken for stress-testing. The brew used in the basement is not necessarily the same recipe as that used on the 23rd floor.

    I’ve seen some shockers on those sites. Sometimes what is worse, is to work in a maintenance / operational role in some masterpiece and to be daily confronted by abominations of impracticality and technical ignorance. My “regard” for architects, civil engineers and “consultants” has never quite recovered.

  36. Confused Old Misfit

    “Nation states must today be prepared to give up their sovereignty”

    – except in the case of Moslem majority states, because that’s different….

  37. mh

    “Nation states must today be prepared to give up their sovereignty”

    – except in the case of Moslem majority states, because that’s different….

    I look forward to Mutty Merkel making the case in front of the National People’s Congress.

  38. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    There must be millions of annoyances and similar instances all day and every day. People behaving badly is not the end of civilisation as we know it.

    no. but the great replacement is.

  39. mh

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  40. Steve trickler

    We’ll be able to purchase, Western Rock Lobster on the cheap from converted Mr Softy Ice Cream Trucks in WA, very soon.

    https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/wa-rock-lobster-industry-cries-foul-on-never-before-seen-intervention-20181210-p50la3.html

    Happy New Year from the WA Govt.

  41. Nob

    Steve trickler
    #2895831, posted on December 31, 2018 at 9:07 pm
    We’ll be able to purchase, Western Rock Lobster on the cheap from converted Mr Softy Ice Cream Trucks in WA, very soon.

    https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/wa-rock-lobster-industry-cries-foul-on-never-before-seen-intervention-20181210-p50la3.html

    Happy New Year from the WA Gov

    t

    WTF is that all about?
    Mind you, WA also has govt potato sales or something, doesn’t it?.

  42. Kneel

    From the grauniad (sic), so you know it’s all true:

    “Speaking to a meeting of young members of her Christian Democratic Union party, Merkel said the idea of people from different cultural backgrounds living happily “side by side” did not work.”

    plus:
    “Nation states must today be prepared to give up their sovereignty”

    Hmmm… Clearly, we will have a one world govt, but won’t be living side-by-side, ’cause that dinna work! If not side by side, then maybe one above the other – why yes, with “correct thinking” people who know best in charge – we cannot leave such decisions to the fickle flights of fancy and voting habits of the peons plebs common man, we need an iron fist a strong hand to force unpopular policies on them! ensure the best outcomes for me all concerned.
    <blush>Why, I’m flattered you ask, I suppose if I must I will rule the world! carry this burden, but only for the benefit of myself and my friends all of humanity. And a burden it is: so many meetings in so many parts of the world – and I’m really getting very tired of smoked wild atlantic salmon, foie gras, Bolle and so on. Ah ha! More Diversity (in the catering department – well, it’s output in any case).

    You sure this microphone is off?

  43. rickw

    Merkel: “Nation states must today be prepared to give up their sovereignty”.

    Merkel quoting that other great socialist, Hitler?

  44. cohenite

    The shitheads in the 2 videos are typical. They’re also plentiful and in vital positions in the social infrastructure. They make decisions, control pollies, energy policy, immigration policy, policing, laws.

    The 2 shitheads are the tip of the gangrenous shaft up the clacker of society. If the damage had not already reached a tipping point these otherwise pathetic little turds would not be opening their mouths; the fact they do show they have been empowered and the ground-rules are broken.

  45. Tel

    Infowars anchor David Knight has suffered a massive heart attack…

    I diagnose a case of Andrew Breitbart.

  46. Kneel

    “People behaving badly is not the end of civilisation as we know it.”

    True, but it’s a start down that path.
    And the contrast is ashtonishing, clearly showing that this is purely a pair of young, trendy, snowflake leftoids spitting their dummy out of the pram, and nothing to do with customer service, which is of course, non-existent in the second clip (abuse doesn’t count as service – with the odd notable exceptions, I suppose 🙂 ).
    For a group that demands such great self control from others, they are strangely incapable of acting with it themselves. Such is the result, one presumes, of “safe spaces” instead of demanding students confront things head-on and learn to lose gracefully.

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