Do Migrants Find Jobs?
It is often argued that migrants cause economic growth. It is said that they benefit the economy and that overall a nation becomes stronger. A Dutch article published on Elsevier in 2017 shows a different light. Migrants are highly over-represented among the unemployed. At least, when we are talking about asylum seekers, or refugees.
The Spartan Army
The Spartan Sacrifice
Everyone knows the story of the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae. Immortalized a few years ago in a movie with the simple title ‘300’. These Spartan warriors fought against the invading Persian army, and died. Persia had decided to invade Greece, so that they could be subjugated and pay tributes to the great Persian empire. A huge army and fleet was sent to attack the Greeks. A small Greek force was sent forward, to Thermopylae, to defend and hold the Persians as long as they could.
Not only Spartans were present at the battle, but their last stance is what legends are made of. They fought until the bitter end. After their weapons had broken or been lost, they continued fighting with tooth and nail. So many arrows rained down upon them, that it blocked out the sun. They were slaughtered. Moreover, they had known from the start that this was a suicide mission. Death was a worthy sacrifice for something greater. Something greater than their own lives, something they considered worth dying for. Freedom.
Two personalities combined into one being. Drawing based on the Fight Club movie.
Two World Wars
Everyone with some level of education is well aware that Germany got itself involved in two world wars during the 20th century. Germany also lost both times, since both wars ended up being more or less everyone against Germany. But how did Germany manage to get itself in a two-front war, not once, but twice within a century?
Painting of the Warsaw Uprising. The Polish people attacked the Nazi’s, but were ‘liberated’ by the Russians after the battle.
Guns in the US? Let’s talk about Gun Ownership in Europe
The United States of America has the 2nd amendment which provides its citizens the right to bear arms. This right to gun ownership is a hot topic of debate every time a mass shooting takes place, which sends innocent people into their early graves. There are limitations on who can buy a gun, with background checks taking place. There are limitations on what kind of weaponry you can buy. Nonetheless, this is not considered enough. Moreover, it will never be considered enough.
Many articles exist that aim to convince people all guns should be banned. This article will not focus on banning guns. It will not focus on the United States. We are going to talk about the right to own guns in Europe, and why we should own more.
We will show why Poland must have as many guns as Switzerland, in order to prevent being conquered in the future.
The Introduction of the Euro
In 2000 the euro was introduced into Europe as brand new currency. Its aim is to unite the countries in the European Union and improve trade and economic growth across the continent. The evidence, sadly, shows us that this was far from a success. Below we use data from the world bank showing annual GDP growth in percentages compared to the previous year. The EU overall performs poorly.
Mother and child, a rare sight in Germany
Germany came into existence when the Prussians unified the provinces previously belonging to the Holy Roman Empire. That only happened in 1871, making Germany a relatively young country. As a new dominant player in Europe, the balance of power was disturbed. World War One started, and was followed by the racialist National-Socialists. The Nazi’s pushed the Germans into the second World War. And lost.
Germany’s post-war revival was an economic miracle, but the guilt from the war is carried within the Germans to this day. They had to become the opposite of the evil nationalists, and so they opened their borders. Germany was no longer only for Germans.
The future desired by ‘progressives’, only pushes us back in time
Prostitution is Normalized
I was born and raised in the Netherlands. Although I did not live in Amsterdam, I was well aware of how the city looked thanks to the television. One show in particular, Baantjer, was about two detectives solving crimes in the heart of Amsterdam. Every episode would show them walking through the red-light district. Keep in mind, this was a family show that I watched before my age even reached the double digits. Initially, I had no idea why there were women wearing lingerie standing behind large windows with a red light above their head. What I did know was that it was perfectly normal.
As a young boy I would visit Amsterdam, both with my parents as well as on a school excursion. In both instances, we had a walk through the red light district. After all, this was a normal aspect of the Amsterdam touristic route. As I grew up, I found it odd that other countries did not have similar districts. Since the Netherlands is known to be such a progressive country, surely having streets full of prostitutes is a progressive virtue?
The Hungarian Rite of Spring
Recently Orban won another election in Hungary. The majority of the people voted to keep him in power. Despite frequent negative articles about him in the Western media, Orban remains. As with any politician, he has plenty of vocal opponents, but the elections speak for themselves. I don’t want to say he is great or he is evil, but we should give credit where credit is due. In this case, Hungary deserves some credit. Whether or not this is thanks to Orban I can’t say, but economic successes are usually attributed to the ruling party.
What is the success? The projection is that Hungary’s real wages will grow more than anywhere else in the world.