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In a post titled "The Christmas Junta,' Gates of Vienna reports on appalling developments in Sweden, where the political establishment's policy of population replacement via mass Third World immigration is being challenged in parliament by the lone opposition party, Sweden Democrats. Rather than play by democracy's rules, the Establishment is going junta.

This is a very important piece with direct relevance to our condition here. Why?

The American people are undergoing an identical "junta"-like suppression here, particularly if we allow for the differences between the US and Swedish governing systems. We have the same Democrat/GOP Establishment flouting the wishes (votes) of Americans, ramming through, with shameful ease,...

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Having continually offered reports including eyewitness dispatches about the ever-receding tide of Western civilization, I think I probably owe a little escape — or, better, escapism — to readers, some respite from reality. At least until the end of the holidays.

After sorting through the vaults for some diverting holiday fare, here is a festival's worth of A-list movies set in some of the great cities of the world — those same places that often serve as a backdrop to the ongoing multi-pronged war on the West that, alas, characterizes our era. But enough of that for now.

Given the gloom, some parameters. First, freshness. While these movies are what you could certainly call Cinema Antique, some of them may well prove to be new discoveries. In other words, no "It's a Wonderful Life" or "Casablanca" here — although "Casablanca" wouldn't make this particular cut because of my second criterion: total uplift....

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When will "the authorities" take into consideration this snap of Koran 8:60 that, as Charles C. Johnson reported at gotnews.com, police-murderer Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley posted at his now-discontinued Facebook page?  

So far, no MSM, no police or political officials have even admitted its existence.

Instead, as the Washington Post reports:

Bratton said investigators were looking into all of Brinsley’s ­social-media accounts in...

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Speaking of normalizing relations with Communist dictatorships vs. fighting for liberation ....

Have you ever wondered why Ronald Reagan calling the Soviet Union an "evil empire" has historically caused more outrage in the West than the evil of the Soviet empire itself? Today, Geert Wilders faces even more opprobrium for honest political discourse about another collectivist, totalitarian system that threatens Western liberty -- Islam.

I believe the reason for this lies in is the mainly unknown, still hidden assault on our nation's character as chronicled in American Betrayal. Something...

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The Dutch public prosecutor announced today that legal proceedings will begin against Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders "on charges of insulting a group of people based on race and incitement to discrimination and hatred."   

"The decision to prosecute me is incomprehensible," Wilders has said in a statement.

Yes it is; but only in a moral, rational Judeo-Christian -- i.e., Western -- world.

In our world, circa 2014, the decision is perfectly comprehensible. In our world, powerful global elites seek to destroy the indigenous cultures of Europe (and their descendants here) through "multicultural" -- read: Marxist and anti-nationhood -- policies that ride the pressure plates of expansionist Islam and, additionally in our hemisphere, Hispanic south and central America and beyond.        

In a statement released by PVV, Wilders said, “I have said what millions of people think .... For the second time, [the state] apparently wants to deal with someone who speaks the truth. It...

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Way back in the summer of 2006, I was guest-blogging at Michelle Malkin's website and wrote a post called "Jihad and Dhimmitude: A Real-Life Test Case."

I am re-posting excerpts below as the world once again reels and deals quite badly inside the vortex of another jihad-dhimmitude cycle, this time triggered by the Sydney jihad hostage siege. As is always the case, the threat from murdering Muslims -- more jihad -- is exponentially compounded by what follows -- deeper dhimmitude.

Here is the pattern as observed in 2006:

... Above all else, understanding jihad and dhimmitude is crucial to understanding what we call the war on terror.

Jihad, of course, means “holy...

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Mayor Bill de Blasio at the dedication of NYPD memorial, Oct. 10, 2014 (Mayor's office photo)

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An update on what NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is lauding as "an example to the world on how to protest" from the New York Times: 

At least five officers have been assaulted by protesters — including two lieutenants on Saturday during a nighttime melee on the Brooklyn Bridge. Earlier on Saturday, at Madison Avenue and 28th Street, a group of protesters surrounded a pair of traffic agents in a marked police car and smashed the rear window with a trash bin and a side window with a metal pole.

The New York Post reports on...

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In a post called CIA Torture: An Insider's View,The XX Committee blog recounts:

For much of the IC [Intelligence Community], the months after 9/11 were a blur. I spent more time at the office, or on the road, than at home; my recollections of that era — easily the most exciting time of my life, when all of Uncle Sam’s spooks thought our personal contributions, each day, might make the difference between a “nuclear 9/11″ happening or not — are therefore impressionistic, with occasional vivid recall of specific operations. I never had Dick Cheney call me, or anyone close to me, screaming into the phone to “get tough.” This was unnecessary: we all knew what the stakes were.

I provided counsel to senior leadership at Guantanamo Bay, the dreaded GTMO, on how to deal with interrogations. From what I saw, their operation was a shitshow — a characterization top IC officials agreed with, off-record. They knew it was all going wrong, but they wanted to prevent terrorism. They listened to, and rejected, my counsel, which was to get serious and professionalize their approach, without delay. Specifically, they needed to adopt something like the Israeli model....

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Breaking: After more or less 15 years of continuous weekly newspaper syndication, I have just filed the final column in the string. 

Here it is:

Dear Readers,

This is a hard one to write. After more or less 15 years of continuous newspaper syndication, this column you are reading is the end of the line. I am not ceasing to write, of course. All of my content -- columns, essays, posts, and, of course, books -- will continue to appear at my website, www.dianawest.net, and elsewhere.

But my weekly conversation with readers in good old-fashioned newsprint stops at the bottom of the page. In some ways, that's too bad. For one thing, there is a kind of journalistic romance to appearing on the pages of a real paper that is still hurled at a front porch. Internet-generated...

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FLASH: Another attempt to shrink the broad canvas of American Betrayal into a micro-dot, this time by Haynes & Klehr -- sorry, Klehr & Haynes -- in an article about "19" published in a summer 2014 issue of the academic journal Intelligence and National Security. (And I thought this was all I had to deal with last summer.)

"19"  -- one paragraph in American Betrayal, but an unending (see perfume bottle) of the consensus historians. 

For anyone interested in delving into these weeds, the M. Stanton Evans-John Earl Haynes Memos(aka...

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As the news-sentient world knows, Rolling Stone "walked away" from its single-sourced, anonymous account of a torture session via gang rape by seven members of a University of Virginia fraternity. Managing editor Will Dana issued the retraction through a soft lens.

Dana's Note to Readers concludes:

In the face of new information, there now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie's account, and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced. We were trying to be sensitive to the unfair shame and humiliation many women feel after a sexual assault and now regret the decision to not contact the alleged assaulters to get their account. We are taking this seriously and apologize to anyone who was affected by the story.

"Jackie's account," in other words, fell apart. What...

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... this email below has made writing a column that is not just online, where niche-reading is the norm, but in local newspaper papers across the country, very gratifying as a writer.   

The email-writer, who is in law enforcement, tells me he was having service work done on a Ford cruiser in small-city USA when he came across my column in the local paper lying in the lounge.  

Hi Diana,

As a veteran police officer with 27 years of experience in the field, I just wanted to thank you for an article that speaks for the police and soldiers.  I could not believe I found an article that was actually based on facts and common sense rather than the typical knee-jerk reaction of the ill-informed.  It is always those with the loudest opinions who have never defended...

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Whizzed in and out of NYC yesterday.

Destination No. 1 (above) : Flat Iron Building, home of St Martin's Press, and office of executive editor Michael Flamini, my wonderful editor on The Death of the Grown-Up and American Betrayal both.

Destination No. 2 (below): The Union League Club Annual Holiday Book Fair, chock ablock with authors from Nelson Demille to Steve Forbes, signing books for charity Christmas shopping. I signed American Betrayals at a table with economist Milton Ezrati, author of 30 Tomorrows, across the room from Ann Coulter, semper fabulous, signing Never Trust a LIberal Over 3 -- Especially a Republican. 





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"Hands up, don't shoot." No doubt Stalin would approve. 

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When Fox News' Sean Hannity asked Thomas Sowell for his reaction to the mantra "Hands up, don't shoot" now being repeated from the protest theater of the streets to the floor of the US Congress by members of the Black Caucus in order to negate the evidence weighed and assessed by the Ferguson grand jury, Sowell replied

Oh, for political reasons. I thought of Joseph Goebbels' doctrine, people will believe any lie if it's repeated often enough and loud enough. 

This exactly describes the mechanism of The Big Lie. People speak of it variously as a tactic...

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