Written by Paul Fromm
Sunday, 26 February 2012 07:27


by Victor Davis Hanson
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
December 15, 2011

The rise of a German Europe began in 1914, failed twice, and has now
ended in the victory of German power almost a century later. TheEurope
that Kaiser Wilhelm lost in 1918, and that Adolf Hitler destroyed in
1945, has at last been won by German Chancellor Angela Merkel without
firing a shot.

Or so it seems from European newspapers, which now refer bitterly to a
"Fourth Reich" and arrogant new Nazi "Gauleiters" who dictate terms to
their European subordinates. Popular cartoons depict Germans with
stiff-arm salutes and swastikas, establishing new rules of behavior for
supposedly inferior peoples.

Millions of terrified Italians, Spaniards, Greeks, Portuguese and other
Europeans are pouring their savings into German banks at the rate of $15
billion a month. A thumbs-up or thumbs-down from the euro-rich Merkel now
determines whether European countries will limp ahead with new
German-backed loans or default and see their standard of living regress to
that of a half-century ago.

A worried neighbour, France, in schizophrenic fashion, as so often in the
past, alternately lashes out at Britain for abandoning it and fawns on
Germany to appease it. The worries in 1989 of British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher and French President Fran├žois Mitterrand over German
unification -- that neither a new European Union nor an old NATO could
quite rein in German power -- proved true.

How did the grand dream of a "new Europe" end just 20 years later in a
German protectorate -- especially given the not-so-subtle aim of the
European Union to diffuse German ambitions through a continent-wide

Not by arms. Britain fights in wars all over the globe, from Libya to
Iraq. France has the bomb. But Germany mostly stays within its borders --
without a nuke, a single aircraft carrier or a military base abroad.

Not by handouts. Germany poured almost $2 trillion of its own money into
rebuilding an East Germany ruined by communism -- without help from
others. To drive through southern Europe is to see new freeways, bridges,
rail lines, stadiums and airports financed by German banks or subsidized
by the German government.

Not by population size. Somehow, 120 million Greeks, Italians, Spaniards
and Portuguese are begging some 80 million Germans to bail them out.

And not because of good fortune. Just 65 years ago, Berlin was flattened,
Hamburg incinerated and Munich a shell -- in ways even Athens,Madrid,
Lisbon and Rome were not.

In truth, German character -- so admired and feared in some 500 years of
European literature and history -- led to the present Germanization of
Europe. These days we recoil at terms like "national character" that seem
tainted by the nightmares of the past. But no other politically correct
exegesis offers better reasons why a booming Detroit of 1945 today looks
like it was bombed, and a bombed-out Berlin of 1945 now is booming.

Germans on average worked harder and smarter than their European
neighbours -- investing rather than consuming, saving rather than
spending, and going to bed when others to the south were going to dinner.
Recipients of their largesse bitterly complain that German banks lent them
money to buy German products in a sort of 21st-century commercial
serfdom. True enough, but that still begs the question whyBerlin, and not
Rome or Madrid, was able to pull off such lucrative mercantilism.

Where does all this lead? Right now to some great unknowns that terrify
most of Europe. Will German industriousness and talent eventually
translate into military dominance and cultural chauvinism -- as it has in
the past? How, exactly, can an unraveling EU, or NATO, now "led from
behind" by a disengaged United States, persuade Germany not to translate
its overwhelming economic clout into political and military advantage?

Can poor European adolescents really obey their rich German parents?
Berlin in essence has now scolded southern Europeans that if they still
expect sophisticated medical care, high-tech appurtenances and plentiful
consumer goods -- the adornments of a rich American and northern Europe
lifestyle -- then they have to start behaving in the manner of Germans,
who produce such things and subsidize them for others.

In other words, an Athenian may still have his ultra-modern airport and
subway, a Spaniard may still get a hip replacement, or a Roman may still
enjoy his new Mercedes. But not if they still insist on daily siestas,
dinner at 9 p.m., retirement in their early 50s, cheating on taxes, and a
de facto 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. workday.

Behind all the EU's 11th-hour gobbledygook, Germany's new European order
is clear: If you wish to live like a German, then you must work and save
like a German. Take it or leave it.
Hear Paul Fromm -- The Fighting Side of Me: Reclaiming Schools Captured by the Grim P
Written by Paul Fromm
Friday, 24 February 2012 04:47
*Hear Paul Fromm -- The Fighting Side of Me: Reclaiming Schools Captured by
the Grim Puritanism of Political Correctness
*Paul Fromm
* Blasts Quebec Teacher Who cuts out a line about God from an Edith Piaf
love song
* Praises Elliott Whyte a brave British boy denounced as a "racist" for
asking another child if he was black because he came from Africa
* Lauds British teacher Ray Honeyford whose career was ruined fighting
political correctness
* Bemused -- now Obama's foreign aid policy promotes buggery
* Anti Racist Canada -- anonymous bloggers fail to shut down CAE meeting
with Revionist historian Mark Weber in Vancouver

*French Chanteuse Edith Piaf*
Topic: Whites in Education: Can Patriotic Teachers Teach? Feb. 22nd 2012 Fork in the
Written by Paul Fromm
Thursday, 23 February 2012 05:19
*Topic: Whites in Education: Can Patriotic Teachers Teach? Feb. 22nd
2012 Fork
in the Road*

> [image: Description: Description: Ray Honeyford]
*Ray Honeyford Stood Up to Political Correctness in Education*

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> Host Stan Hess and Panelists Carolyn Yeager, Paul Fromm, and Professor Ray
> Goodwin discuss the life of British educator Ray Honeyford and how his
> story relates to whites in education in the U.S. and Canada.****
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> http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/ray-honeyford-headmaster-who-sparked-controversy-with-an-attack-on-multiculturalism-7209273.html
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