Random Quotations – August 10th, 2018

Six items in total…

“I was speaking with one of our members a while back who had sought therapy to help with an unhealthy relationship issue. What she experienced is not at all unusual. She went to two therapists who at least had the honesty to admit that they could not be objective with her, could not help her, because she had voted for President Trump. The third one she saw said he believed that he could ‘possibly’ put that behind him in order to help her, but he had a hard time seeing her as anything but a monster due to the way she voted. Our members’ experience is far from unusual.” – John Young, “What if you need a therapist?” – Western Voices World News, August 6th, 2018.

“And as that lawsuit proceeds, well, guess what! Turns out Foley had tapes of the state’s pressure to take the suicide option, which certainly would be beneficial to the Canadian health care system, given the costs of his care that they don’t want to pick up, despite being socialist and all, and their already impressive record of failure. Imagine being told to return to the care of people who have already demonstrated they don’t want you to live.” – Monica Showalter, “Socialism or death gets creepily literal in Canada” – American Thinker, August 4th, 2018.

“Heightened media attention devoted to the Alt-Right, which peaked in 2017 and not always for the better, has been intense and fluctuating, dating probably from Hillary Clinton’s September 2016 ‘Basket of Deplorables’ speech. At first this attention seemed oriented towards crowning an Alt-Right leader who could then be used as a focal point for both defining and maligning the movement. It now seems absurd that Milo Yiannopoulos was the first pick, though he gradually faded into obscurity as the 2016 NPI conference, along with the ‘Whitefish’ incident, brought Andrew Anglin and then Richard Spencer to national prominence.” – Andrew Joyce, Ph.D., “Review: A fair hearing: The Alt-Right in the words of its members and leaders” – Occidental Observer, August 5th, 2018.

“In the Cold War, the U.S. and Russia deterred any major attack by the other with existentially dangerous arsenals of nuclear-tipped missiles. Now, Russia has what it views as a potent new deterrent, experts say – cyber implants in the U.S. electric grid… In a special Axios report yesterday, current and former senior U.S. intelligence and security officials said a crippling cyberattack is the country’s greatest threat. Security experts say a blackout, especially if prolonged, could create social and economic chaos – and possibly lead to civil violence… The U.S. and Moscow are eyeball to eyeball, each capable of taking down large parts of the other’s infrastructure.” – Steve LeVine. “Inside Russia’s invasion of the U.S. electric grid” – Axios, August 5th, 2018.

“In an interview with The Sunday Times at the historic Palazzo del Viminale in Rome, the Italian Interior Minister cautioned that a country which imports migrants instead of supporting families is ‘destined to die’… His comments follow Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s programme calling for Hungarians to have more children. Poland and Hungary are among several conservatives in Central Europe making the decision to pursue pro-family policies, rejecting mass migration, despite the possibility of slowing short-term gains to GDP and engendering anger from the globalist establishment in the European Union.” – Laura Cat, “Italian Interior Minister wants more babies and fewer migrants as the country’s traditions and identity are at stake” – Voice of Europe, July 30th, 2018.

“Johnson, who quit the government last month in a dispute over Brexit, wrote in the Daily Telegraph this week that it was ‘absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes.’ He said he opposed banning burqas and other face-covering garments worn by some Muslim women, but referred to a woman wearing the attire as ‘looking like a bank robber’… Critics claim Johnson is using the burqa comments to boost his appeal among right-wing members of the party. Many expect May to face a leadership challenge soon if faltering Brexit negotiations with the European Union don’t improve – and Johnson is likely to be a contender to replace her.” – Assoc. Press, “U.K. Conservatives to investigate Boris Johnson’s ‘letter box’ burqa comments” – Toronto Sun, August 9th, 2018.