Surviving the Flood, Mudslide, and Stampede

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Richard Fernandez takes kind of a dark view of the near future with this analogy:

What “too late” means was driven home years ago when one of the volunteer members of the Philippine Airlines cadaver recovery team described an accident which took the lives of 5 members of a university mountaineering club.  The party was trekking along a dry riverbed on the lower slope of an 8,000 foot volcano in Mindoro.  The weather was fine and the mountaineers were doomed.  Unknown to them a squall had dumped a slug of rain on the peak high above them.  The first warning they had of oncoming tons of water was a rumbling sound round the corner of the gorge.  Then the flood came and only those fast enough to clamber up the riverbanks survived.

The issue to which he’s referring, specifically, is the wave of invading migrants in Europe, but there are any number of issues that would qualify, as well, from the economy to superviruses.  In a worst case scenario, the “slug of rain” will open up a number dams along its way, trigger a mudslide, and scare all of the man-eating critters from the mountain down on us all.  Fernandez’s conclusion applies pretty much across the board:

The fact is, for West to survive, it must become something other than what our PC leaders have tried to make it.  For it is written that “the stone that you builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.”  It’s poetic justice to be sure but we have to accept the justice if we are to save what’s left of the poetry.

Fortunately, the advice applies on an individual level.  Return to the basics and your own foundations.  That’s what will remain when all else is washed away, and it better be enough.



  • Rhett Hardwick

    Well, that is a little dark. I am reminded of a WWII vet warning me to never “look in a tank” (apparently the armor piercing projectile has insufficient energy to exit and turns the crew to mush).

    That does not detract from it’s correctness. Try this, when someone is “celebrating diversity” ask them how we benefit. Do not settle for “my kids enjoy smashing a pinata”. Demand something a little more probative.. Don’t settle for they do the jobs (and killings) that Americans won’t do. Point out that we are importing labor when urban youth unemployment approaches 80%. Germany had a problem with work “Germans wouldn’t do” so they imported Portuguese and Turkish gastarbeiters (guest workers) to assemble Mercedes. Now they have to employ all of those former East Germans and the garstarbeiters won’t go home. You will be asked to leave the party.

  • ShannonEntropy

    Well I learned a new word today … TAHARRUSH … so thanks for that Justin

    But you better be careful or Spadola will show up here calling you an “Islamaphobe”

    What gets me about this whole situation is how the American MSM is so PC that they rarely if ever report on this coming tidal wave of impoverished un·educated & mostly un·employable “rape-ugees” … instead you have to read the British newspapers to get the whole story … which includes the gum·mint trying to cover up the crime wave

    http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/01/its-not-only-germany-that-covers-up-mass-sex-attacks-by-migrant-men-swedens-record-is-shameful/

    • Rhett Hardwick

      Oh, the British are working on it. Today they have scheduled a 3 hour debate in the Commons on a law preventing Trump from entering the UK as a result of his Islamaphobic comments about refusing entry to refugees.

      • ShannonEntropy

        Trump has a way of retaliating against his opponents …

        http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-britain-idUSKBN0UL19U20160107

        Seems like the UK will end up the worse off if they donut back off

        The sorta funny thing in all this is … The BRITS have almost more to fear from The Immigrant Tsunami than Germany does =►

        https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=britain+muslim+immigration

        • Rhett Hardwick

          I knew about his golf courses and thought that would be an appropriate response. As to Britain and immigrants, as I pointed out in another post, Blacks are 3% of the population. Their prison population is 10% black. Percentage wise, that is about the same as the U.S.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_crime_in_the_United_Kingdom

        • Mike678

          I understand the good intentions behind the desire to help those fleeing tyranny, but people should really try to use reason to temper emotion. The simplistic “immigrants made this country” and other mindless tripe you see in the media are indicators of how detached many are from the concepts of critical thought, accountability and responsibility. Ask questions: What immigrants made this country? Are these people ‘value added’ or going to be a problem? Why aren’t they trying to fix their country? Where would we be if all the patriots in 1775 had emigrated to France rather than stand and fight?

          • ShannonEntropy

            Where would we be ?? We would be Mexico

            And it may have taken 240 yrs but we will be there soon enough

            http://tinyurl.com/gujmn34

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