By Stacy Herbert:Holy moly! This reminds me of the EU elections results! The band is “Mão Morta” (in English, the translation is “Dead Hand”). The song is called “São Horas de Matar” (“It’s Time to Kill”).
By Wolf Richter:The French political class, as this lofty and permanent but universally despised layer of society is called in France, is mortified. In a historic victory, the right-wing, anti-EU, anti-euro, anti-French-political-class National Front (FN) won 25.1% of the vote for the European Parliament. It was the highest score the party had ever obtained in national elections – and up from 6.3% in the 2009 elections. It was a resounding slap in the face of the runner-up, former President Sarkozy’s conservative UMP, which is at the core of that political class, but has been tearing itself apart. It won only 20.2% of the vote. And it was a public shaming of the other major part of the political class, the governing Socialist Party – and by extension of the most unpopular tax-and-retreat President of France, François Hollande. It obtained a meager 14.3% of the vote, just ahead of a bevy of tiny also-ran parties. FN leader Marine Le Pen has campaigned for years on pulling France out of the Eurozone and reinstituting the franc that can then be printed and devalued in the traditional French manner (a principle now taken to the next level by other central banks, particularly the Fed and the Bank of Japan). She condemns the European Commission as a supranational, non-democratic, out-of-control government and wants to give it the boot. She disdains the Commission’s power to tell France what kinds of deficits it is allowed to incur and what expenditures to cut to stay within the limit – though France sucks on the EU’s teat more than any other EU country. A “massive rejection of the European Union”
Submitted by Tyler Durden:One hundred and ten of Greece’s best beaches are on sale by Greece’s privatization agency, the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (TAIPED) in the name of supposed 'development' and 'utilization of public assets' as the prerequisite for receiving more handouts from the Troika. "This sale of the land must happen," explains one Greek civil servant, "we need this now, quickly. Tell the Russians and the Qataris to hurry up!"
But as KeepTalkingGreece notes, not everyone is so exuberant about a supposedly recovered Greece dumping assets in order to pay back its European bailout banker overlords. With SYRIZA taking the lead in elections, the euro-skeptic sentiment is likely only to rise.
*SYRIZA PLACES FIRST IN GREECE'S EU ELECTIONS, EXIT POLL SHOWS
As The Guardian reports, some 70,000 lots are for sale in the nation's largest firesale. "We are like a bankrupt housewife forced to sell the silver, to save the family," said one Greek beach-sitter, "Greece has no choice." Well - in fact - they do...
By Adam Kostakis:Lecture No. 2 “I’m not cut from the same mold. I don’t read from the same old story” – Pennywise
My readers must understand that the concerns which Gynocentrism Theory addresses are not limited to feminism. Feminism is still fairly new on the scene, while Gynocentrism has been around for as long as recorded history. The Men’s Rights Movement seeks to address problems associated with feminism, but does not limit its attention to these problems. Many of these problems existed prior to the emergence of feminism proper in the late 19th century, although they have been expanded and exacerbated since. Feminism is only the modern packaging of Gynocentrism, an ancient product, made possible in its present form by the extensive public welfare arrangements of the post-war period.
In spite of its radical rhetoric, the content offeminism, or one could say, its essence, is remarkably traditional; so traditional, in fact, that its core ideas are simply taken for granted, as unquestioned and unquestionable dogma, enjoying uniform assent across the political spectrum. Feminism is distinguishable only because it takes a certain traditional idea – the deference of men to women – to an unsustainable extreme. Political extremism, a product of modernity, shall fittingly put an end to the traditional idea itself; that is, in the aftermath of its astounding, all-singing, all-dancing final act. Allow me to clarify.
Thunderf00t:People get really upset about some words, when in reality, the offence
conveyed by words is essentially in the cultural value tied to those
words.... and that can vary from country to cuntry. :-)
Stefan Molyneux:The rise of radical feminism, the connection of the personal/political,
the female role in the cycle of violence, being born into domestic
violence, opposing anti-male feminism and breaking the generational
history of violence. Stefan Molyneux speaks with domestic violence
advocate, activist and hero Erin Pizzey.
Submitted by Tyler Durden: Just as we had warned in the run-up to the European elections - and England's UKIP victory in local elections had suggested; Anti-European-Union parties are showing strongly in this weekend's elections. Anxiety is spreading among the status quo as Greece's anti-austerity party SYRIZA wins and perhaps even more worryingly in supposed core of the union France's Nationalist party is leading in a "political earthquake" success:
EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTS MUST RESPOND TO CITIZENS' ANGER: VALLS
FRANCE'S VALLS SAYS 'SITUATION IS GRAVE FOR FRANCE, EUROPE'
DRAGHI SAYS PEOPLE VOTING ACROSS EUROPE ARE CLEARLY DISENGAGED
Disengaged? - or totally pissed off with promises that never materialize and wealth that only trickles down to the uber-richest and uber-elitest. No wonder France is worried...
Anti-establishment parties were gaining ground in other parts of the EU too (following UKIP's lead in the UK).
The Battle of the Sexes has degenerated into a Dirty War, and we are,
each of us, being drafted into it by forces who care not a whit for
equality or fairness. Propaganda, as a tool of control, is effective only insofar as the
vision of the world that it presents concords with the perception of the
world experienced day-to-day by its targets. The wider the gap between
the perceived world and the propagandistic representation of the world,
the less effective – and therefore less useful – the propaganda will
ultimately be. We have reached a juncture at which women are
increasingly rejectingfeminism as irrelevant or inapplicable to their
lives, because the world that feminist orthodoxy describes does not
appear to be planet Earth. At the same time, we are approaching a zenith
of feminist control over the actual inhabited world, which combines
state repression with gender tribalism, both forces intensifying
exponentially as they use each other as leverage to climb ever higher.
I am reminded of an ancient riddle, which asks, ‘how high can one
climb up a mountain?’ The answer is ‘to the top,’ because once you reach
the summit, the only possible way is down. Feminism has no obstacles
left; total control is within its grasp, and by total, I do mean in the sense that it shall be totalitarian.