Friday, May 31, 2024

Who Else, Besides Donald Trump, Is a Convicted Felon?

So Donald Trump is now a convicted felon?

News item:

Sakharov was a convicted felon.
Solzhenitsyn was a convicted felon.
Vaclav Havel was a convicted felon.
Martin Luther King was a convicted felon.
And Nelson Mandela was a convicted felon.

You might as well tell us that Sakharov's fate proves that Leonid Brezhnev was a far more upstanding citizen than was the USSR's "Domestic Enemy Number One." You might as well say that Mandela's 18 years in Robben Island jail cell proves the utter decency of, and the national need for, South Africa's apartheid government.

One bitter X tweet I read yesterday states bitterly that Trump is "still going to stir [shit emoji] up left and right, as loudly and unabashedly as possible.

News item # 2: living under a communist régime or an apartheid dictatorship gives you the right — nay, gives you the duty — to "stir [shit emoji] up left and right, as loudly and unabashedly as possible." (Thanks for the Instalink, Sarah)

Is it accurate to claim, as does the New York Times, that the "president's conviction in an New York criminal trail [reveals], yet again, why he is unfit for office"?

Or is it more accurate to say that the eight-year-long armada of impeachments, investigations, and court cases suggests that the Democrats are turning the United States into a banana republic, complete with kangaroo courts engaging in show trials, in order to "fundamentally transform" the country into a one-party state?

• Related: Don't Mugshots of MLK, Vaclav Havel, Solzhenitsyn, and Mandela Prove that Those Scoundrels — Convicted Felons All — Fully Deserved Their Fate?

… In conclusion, can't we say that Americans are lucky?

America has finally figured out that people in the West were wrong to demand that the Soviet Union, Communist China, and like régimes should imitate the United States. Instead, the USA should try to become more like a banana republic such as China, Cuba, or Venezuela. …
• Related: What Other Countries Have Persecuted and Prosecuted Opposition Leaders?

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

We're Protesting the Flag on Alito's Roof!


"We're protesting the flag on Alito's roof!"
— cartoon by Chip Bok

Radio Courtoisie — Entre Memorial Day et D-Day : Les 80 ans du Jour le plus long

Le 29 mai 2024, Evelyne Joslain, assistée d’Eric, reçoit :
  • Erik Svane, journaliste

Thème : “Entre Memorial Day et D-Day : Les 80 ans du Jour le plus long

Le Débarquement du 6 juin 1944 est le sujet du jour, tout comme le reste de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, et sur des thèmes comme les contributions de l'Armée Rouge à l'est, tandis que trois versions de la musique du film The Longest Day seront joués, à la grande joie des auditeurs, dont une par Paul Anka (qui apparaît dans le film comme un U.S. Army Ranger à l'assaut de la Pointe du Hoc) et une autre par Mitch Miller.

Patron d'émission du Libre journal du Nouveau Monde à Radio Courtoisie, Évelyne Joslain est l'auteur d'une poignée de livres sur les États-Unis et l'Occident. Parmi ceux-ci, son chef d'œuvre est paru il y a queques semaines.

Quatre revues de livre sur sont parues à ce jour, deux sur No Pasarán et Le Monde Watch, une autre revue sur Les 4 Vérités (sous le titre La Guerre Culturelle : un livre incontournable) et une dernière revue sur Dreuz (sous le titre “La Guerre Culturelle” d’Évelyne Joslain – un livre indispensable sur les dangers qui vous menacent).

Cliquez sur le lien pour entendre l'émission d'une heure et demie…

For 16 years, on every June 6, the D-Day anniversary was commemorated at No Pasarán — in addition to a link to my (oft-praised) "story of D-Day" — by one line from Paul Anka's thrilling score from the film The Longest Day, one of the best war movies (and simply one of the best movies) ever made.

For those who might be interested, below are the lyrics sung by Mitch Miller and the Gang, the commemorations, and the hyperlinks from 2007 to 2022:

The first three commemorations were simply the title and a link to the story of D-Day; by 2010, I was adding photos, cartoons, and/or various links to the posts…

Many men came here as soldiers
Many men will pass this way
Many men will count the hours
As they live the longest day

Many men are tired and weary
Many men are here to stay
Many men won't see the sun set
When it ends the longest day

The longest day, the longest day
This will be the longest day
Filled with hopes and filled with fears
Filled with blood and sweat and tears

Many men, the mighty thousands (75th anniversary edition)
Many men to victory
Marching on, right into battle
In the longest day in history