I don't know if anyone else knows or cares, but I have just learned that Lawrence Auster passed from this life on Good Friday.
He wasn't someone that I corresponded with; he was a blogger that I read occasionally - because I had the tendency to get blogged down in his works. He had a lot of worthy and thought-provoking posts.
While it's sad and I am crying, it's also uplifting in a way that some will find difficult to understand.
Good Friday is a good day to die, especially when you have just been received into the Catholic Church.
 And one of those robbers who were hanged, blasphemed him, saying: If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.  But the other answering, rebuked him, saying: Neither dost thou fear God, seeing thou art condemned under the same condemnation?
 And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man hath done no evil.  And he said to Jesus: Lord, remember me when thou shalt come into thy kingdom.  And Jesus said to him: Amen I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with me in paradise.  And it was almost the sixth hour; and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.  And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.Luke 23:39-45
(nb. Circe wrote this a week and a half ago, and I wanted to fill it up with links, as is my wont, before posting it. However, time is short and I can add links later.Please also note that Bolta has a good post on this also.)
IREA Islamic conference: Are Aborigines supporting Islam’s anti-black racist ideology?
The Islamic Research and Education Academy (ie Islamic propaganda and dawah) plans a huge meeting at the Victorian showgrounds on 15th/16th/17th March. According to their meeting in Sydney Rd on the 9th December, to plan this event some very unpleasant people are being invited to speak (eg AbdulRahman Al-Sudais, the imam of Mecca who called on allah to annihilate the Jews whom he said were ‘the grandsons of monkeys and pigs…and they also intend to use gullible Australians to promote their frightening ideology.
The claim is made the ‘we’ve got brothers and sisters from aboriginal backgrounds who have become muslim in the past 2 years ….. there are constant numbers who become muslims’
Here is a man who spends his life under armed guard. He has done so for years, and if you do a google image search of his name, there are very, very few candid snaps of this man who has managed to single-handedly demolish the idea that Australia is a free country.
What doesn't seem to get much comment is what response should there be to these actions?
We have a couple of ossified generations of former radicals enculturating our youth via the media and education organs of State, and politicians who are terrified to upset the prevailing atmosphere of moral cowardice.
The recent riots in Sydney are not the exception, they have become the norm.
Here in Melbournistan, for example, I have attended BDS demos with Colonel Neville, and on one occasion he was hit from behind. When he spoke with the police he was told that he was inciting the reaction and if he had a complaint he could head down the street to the police station.
On another occasion, when the Occupy Melbourne idiocy began, we were warned from going too near the City Square because they occupods wouldn't like my tshirt.
The police followed us around that day.
I guess a couple of white, middle-aged citizens are more of a danger to society than the riffraff who are regularly fired up by extreme politicking from the leftward side of the debate.
Those of us who do know our history, who do like to engage with more than the headlines, who watch the descent of our society into fear and mistrust and hidden anger, will not be surprised to see this:
The only question, apart from Vlad's, is what took so long?
For all the talk we hear about honouring different cultures, about respect and all the rest, this smacks a little of the NIMBY attitude, Austrian-style.
Blow to Alpine Tradition Austrian Court Bans Cowbells After Noise Dispute
The sound of cowbells has left Austrian residents 'at the end of their tether.'
Cowbells are just as much a part of Alpine culture as yodelling and Lederhosen, but the constant clanging can be annoying. An Austrian court has ordered a farmer to remove the bells after residents complained they couldn't get any sleep.
Next they'll be banning yodelling. In a ringing blow to Alpine tradition, an Austrian court on Tuesday banned cow bells from a field after residents complained they weren't get any sleep at night because of the endess clanging.
The owner of the cows had refused to remove the bells from his herd, arguing that they were traditional and had a generally calming effect.
But judge Erich Kundegraber visited the field near Stallhofen, a small town in the southeastern foothills of the Alps, population 3,000, and ruled in favor of the farmer's neighbors.
"They couldn't sleep anymore. They were at the end of their tether," he said, according to Austrian newspapers. Kundegraber could not be reached for comment on Tuesday.
The cows were free to roam the field at night and the noise was reportedly made worse by the scraping of their bells against a metal trough.
The ruling confirmed a May court decision which the farmer had appealed. The ruling stated: "Cattle are kept in an unacceptably disturbing way if the animals wearing cowbells are held in a rural area with scattered residential buildings within a fenced meadow and the animals cause a loud noise at night through the clanging of bells that disturbs the nocturnal peace of neighbors."
The court decided there was no need to give cows bells if they were in a fenced field, easily visible and not located in a mountain pasture. It added that cowbells weren't a traditional feature of rural residential areas.
The farmer will face a fine if he doesn't comply with the ruling.
Cowbells were originally used to help trace errant animals and to make it easier for the cows to stay close to each other in mountain pastures.
It remains unclear to what extent the ruling sets a precedent that could lead to the widespread removal of bells from cows across Austria.
cro -- with wire reports
If you've never heard of the NIMBYs, then you've survived those whose mantra is 'Not In My Backyard'. They are often close cousins to the Nanny Staters who are happy for people to renovate their house so long as it's in colours they approve of.
And never, ever consider removing that tree in the corner of your yard. It might not be a good look for the streetscape and the council will have something to say about that. Usually in the form of a hefty fine.
. THE BIRTH AND SUDDEN RISE OF THE UNITED STATES DEFENSE LEAGUE.
The United States Defense League was formed in February 2012 with the full endorsement of the English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson, as the old regime was stagnant and non-productive in the cause to fight radical Islam in the USA. This goes against the grain of what the Defense Leagues are all about. At this point, Islam is not as big a problem in the United States as it is in England or in Continental Europe, but we are now experiencing the horror of honor killings, crimes committed by assailants while wearing burqas, sharia in our courtrooms, and more.
As the muslim population in America grows, so will all of these things.
Forget Kony, George And The KCM Need Your Help.(updated)
While the adolescent Western World was running around linkwhoring the Get Kony vid and sending it viral, over in Uganda a small Ministry was going about its business of helping children in dire circumstances.
One particular mission of the Kyampisi Childcare Ministry is the battle against childsacrifice, which is an evil plague in Uganda.
It is not something out of a melodramatic pulp novel, but something that is happening as recently as last month: