If Middle Earth were the 21st century West….

 

I especially “like” this one:

Gondor calls for aid

Not that thoughts and prayers are not important! They are. And sometimes prayer is all one can do; if so, then one has an obligation to do what one can. I am not one of those who disparages people for doing all they can, or know how to, do! Even “positive energy” has its place. But if that is all King Theoden had done, not suiting actions to thoughts, Orcs and Haradrim would have been feasting in Minas Tirith, while the Lord of the Nazgûl reigned from the throne of the Kings of Men…

In real-world history, if thoughts, prayers, and positive energy had been all King Jan III Sobieski sent to the relief of Vienna, instead of Winged Hussars, Ottoman Turks would have ruled from the Imperial City, and the history of Europe and the world might have been much different!

Queen and Country, God and Guns – The Burning Platform

Source: Queen and Country, God and Guns – The Burning Platform

Sad but brilliant post by a Brit, who sees the way things in the UK are going, all too clearly…

Governments which no longer guarantee the security of their citizens are worthless, and those that disallow the right to defend oneself are worse than negligent, they are clearly dangerous to support in any way. People here are beginning to get this, but I still feel it’s too late to prevent the rivers of blood alluded to by the brilliant Enoch Powell, king of ‘racialists,’ true patriot and martyr…

Such are the times we live in. My American friends, you are surely aware that you don’t have to own a gun to fight like hell to retain your right to bear arms, as well as the freedom to play anything you damn well please on your karaoke machines. Preserve those rights, defend them, they are more precious than you know. Never sell them. Never soften.

Sweden’s “Civil War”: National Police Chief pleads, “Help us, help us!” | Geller Report

Source: Sweden CIVIL WAR: National Police Chief, “HELP US, HELP US!” – Geller Report

“The government does not seem to understand that it has lost control. There is a point where you can no longer stop a situation’s development. I do not know if Sweden has reached this point when it comes to [the consequences of] immigration, but I fear we are drawing close. If we right here and now take a clear and powerful action – including stopping immigration and the political promotion of multiculturalism – we might with some difficulty be able to save Sweden.”

– Johan Patrik Engellau, research expert on destabilized countries

I am appalled at what is going on in Sweden, but I am not sure they need outside help as much as they need to re-embrace their Viking spirit and heritage. Mr. Engellau may be right that this is the end for the “decent and egalitarian Sweden we have known up to now,” but that may not be a bad thing. There is such a thing as being too decent and egalitarian, and Sweden is reaping the bitter fruit of that fact, currently!

I have some (albeit not much) Swedish blood, too, so I have some skin in this game. These are among my ancestors, and they are the descendants of those who became the Kievan Rus, founding both Russia and Ukraine, and who formed the core of the Varangian Guard. How would those ancestors like what is happening now – and what would they suggest that today’s Swedes do about it? I don’t know, but I can imagine!

Sweden may indeed need some external assistance to regain control in the short-term. But if they do not wake up and re-Viking-ize themselves, and soon, I’m not sure any amount of outside assistance will do much good, long-term. Sweden needs to become Sweden once again! But that could be said about much of Europe, currently.

It is time to defend Western Christendom!

Templar knight kneeling in prayer

I have been thinking, deeply, about the crisis – or perhaps one ought to say, converging crises – facing the West at this time in our history. And I have come to the conclusion that the primary problem facing our Western civilization in dealing with Islamist terrorism and, more broadly, the multi-pronged (religious, paramilitary, socio-cultural, and as a sub-set of the latter, sexual) jihad against us, is not simply that Christians are too nice for our own good. We may well be, but the root problem goes deeper than that.

The real problem, I think, is that far too many Christians have lost their faith. I am not talking about the atheists, militant or otherwise; I am not even talking about the “nones” (Religious Affiliation? None of the Above), although the growth of both is concerning. I am talking about professed Christians who, while they may still accept the moral codes and social norms (however diluted or creatively interpreted) of Christianity, have nonetheless lost sight of the core principle: namely, the identity of Christ Himself, within the doctrine of the Holy Trinity (one God in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).

Why do I say that? Simply this: if you really and truly believed that Christ is the only and eternal Son of God, the Incarnate Word of the Father –

the only-begotten Son of God; Begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God; Begotten, not made; Being of one substance with the Father; By whom all things were made,

in the words of the Nicene Creed, which has defined the essentials of the faith since 325 AD – then it would matter to you, and matter deeply, that Christians are being murdered en masse in the name of Islam, in the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere; that churches in Europe are emptying at an alarming rate, and many of them are either being destroyed or turned into mosques; that according to some reports, as many as 40% of Moslems, ordinary Moslems, in the West would prefer to live under Sharia law; that Islamists – and not just ISIS terrorists, but relatively ordinary Moslem preachers and relatively ordinary Moslem believers – are actively calling for and expecting the conquest of the West by Islam, the imposition of Sharia for Moslems living in Western countries, and other special privileges for Moslems not granted to followers of any other religion.

As Italian journalist and author Giulio Meotti puts it, writing for The Geller Report,

“Europe as we know it is disappearing under the weight of falling birth rates, de-Christianization and Muslim proliferation. The great Medieval churches were built to assert pride, and conversely, the sight of an abandoned church or in ruins today sends a strong message. A world is being eclipsed.”

This is happening not in the Middle East – once the cradle of Christianity but now an area where the followers of Mohammed reign supreme – but from Dearborn, Michigan, to Birmingham, England; from Stockholm, Sweden, to Nice, France. Continue reading “It is time to defend Western Christendom!”

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall meet those injured in the London Bridge attack. | The Royal Family

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have visited those injured in the London Bridge terrorists incident, and met the medical staff and emergency services who responded during the attack.

Source: The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall meet those injured in the London Bridge attack. | The Royal Family

How To Fight Islamic Terrorism – Part III – BJØRN ANDREAS BULL-HANSEN

Source: How To Fight Islamic Terrorism – Part III – BJØRN ANDREAS BULL-HANSEN

” It is essential that we understand this: We are not only fighting terrorists. We are fighting Islamic terrorists. There is a huge difference and since some like to state that the IRA was just as bad, let me use that as an example: The IRA wanted all of Ireland to be under Irish rule. Isis wants most or all of Europe to be under Islamic rule. Anyone who can’t see the difference, is either lying or too dumb to have read this far. The point is: If you can not identify your enemy, you can not effectively fight a war.”

Commonsense recommendations on how to fight Islamic terrorism, from Norse author and blogger Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen. Bjørn writes from Norway, and this article is directed primarily toward England – in light of the most recent vehicle- and stabbing attack by jihadist militants – but it applies across Europe and in the U.S., too. Part 3 of 3.

How To Fight Islamic Terrorism – Part II

Source: How To Fight Islamic Terrorism – Part II

” Islam is not about multiculturalism. In fact, there is probably nothing more monocultural than islam. Islam has a centuries old history of destroying cultures and we should never forget that. Islam is not tolerant and it is not understanding. It subjugates people. I can personally see lots of benefits to a positive kind of multiculturalism, but I see nothing multicultural about islam.”

Commonsense recommendations on how to fight Islamic terrorism, from Norse author and blogger Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen. Bjørn writes from Norway, and this article is directed primarily toward England – in light of the most recent vehicle- and stabbing attack by jihadist militants – but it applies across Europe and in the U.S., too. Part 2 of 3.