A small group of left-wing extremists took part in a vulgar protest against US Vice President Mike Pence in Brussels on 20 February. The protesters, which included pro-abortion and LGBT activists, displayed lewd posters, while some women daubed slogans on their naked breasts. Continue reading “Left-wing extremists protest US Vice President Pence in Brussels”
Norma McCorvey, the mother who sought an abortion in the infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade case in the US Supreme Court passed away on 18 February. The case in which she was referred to anonymously as Jane Roe ended in a ruling by the activist court which deemed that the US Constitution guaranteed a “right to abortion”, something found nowhere in the text, thereby striking down all laws by individual states which banned abortion. Continue reading “Obituary: Norma McCorvey, the mother in Roe v. Wade (1947-2017)”
Michael Novak, one of the most influential American theologians and philosophers of the 20th century passed away on 17 February. Novak, who served as an Ambassador under US President Ronald Reagan, and an adviser to two Popes, made his own small contribution to defeating the tyrannical communist systems of the Soviet bloc. Continue reading “Obituary: Michael Novak, American theologian (1933-2017)”
The new centre-right coalition ruling the European Parliament since the start of 2017 is seeking to block US President Donald Trump’s expected nomination as US Ambassador to the EU, economist and author Ted Malloch, claiming that it is unacceptable to accredit an ambassador to the EU that has openly declared he wants to destroy the Union. Continue reading “EU Parliament seeks to veto Trump’s Ambassador to EU”
The Presidents of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, did not waste any time in extending an invitation to the President-elect of the United States of America, Donald Trump, to visit the EU institutions in Brussels. European Parliament President, Martin Schulz, was less gracious in his congratulations. Continue reading “EU Council and Commission invite Trump to Brussels; Parliament begrudging”
The stream of incredible news about US presidential hopeful Donald Trump seems endless. We seem to have already grown use to his coarse language, and to his promises of shutting the frontier to Mexican and/or Muslim immigrants. The latest news is that he wants the US to leave the World Trade Organization (!) and that he does not consider it worthwhile to support Estonia or other NATO partners in the (hypothetical) case of a Russian aggression.
Both suggestions are of course nonsense. Dangerous nonsense. Dangerous both for the US and for the rest of the world.
With regard to Hillary Clinton, the (Western European) mass media seem far less critical. This is unfortunate. While there is no doubt that the possible election of Donald Trump should be a reason for concern for any serious-minded observer, the election of Hillary Clinton would hardly be better. Continue reading “US Elections: What is really at stake”
Given the eagerness with which the European Commission and certain lobbies are pushing for a quick adoption of the controversial proposal for a “General Equal Treatment Directive“, citizens are well advised to inform themselves how such laws are applied in countries where they are already in place.
One interesting question in this context is whether those laws give equal protection to all, or whether they give special privileges to certain pre-ordained “victim” groups. Continue reading “The double standards of “anti-discrimination””