Thought for the day

"Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other." -- Oscar Ameringer, "The Mark Twain of American Socialism"

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On Monday, the Biden administration’s Department of Homeland Security announced that the “Remain in Mexico” immigration policy will be ended.

The Trump-era program, formally known as “Migrant Protection Protocols” (MPP), required those seeking asylum in the U.S. to stay on the Mexican side of the border while they wait for court decisions on their asylum applications.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has expressed dismay that Brexit has temporarily delayed efforts to normalise the consumption of bugs to achieve “net zero”.

Germany's Federal Council has announced its decision to amend the rules regulating Ukrainian citizens' stay in Germany from September 1, 2022, the Ukrainian media said.

Under the government's decision, from September 1, Germany will start counting visa-free days from the day of entry to Germany. All days of stay starting February 24 will be counted. Ukrainian citizens who have been in Germany for more than 90 days will have to receive temporary protection status or leave the country for the subsequent 90-day period.

I don’t see how we could possibly be stupider here in the West unless we took courses in stupidity. Jordan Peterson.

The following are some quotes from a recent Jordan Peterson video:

The World Economic Forum at Davos says 1.2 billion people will be forced to migrate. Lara Logan

The WEF (World Economic Forum) wants to build a tri-state “Smart City” out of farm land taken from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany to be populated by tens of millions of immigrants from around the world. Michael Yon

One billion people will starve to death by 2025. Michael Yon

Most Latinos think the country should focus less on helping migrants enter the United States, a priority of the Biden administration and Democratic Party, according to a new poll.

Just over half, 51%, of Latino adults residing in the U.S. said it is more important for the country to help immigrants escape poverty and violence in their home countries than secure America’s borders and help U.S. citizens, Axios/Ipsos concluded in a poll published over the weekend. The poll did not ask respondents about their immigration status or if they were registered voters.

Regional alliances should, for the most part, remain regional.  Areas of the globe can count on a number of such bodies and associations with varying degrees of heft: the Organization of American States; the Organisation of African Unity; and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.  Only one has decided to move beyond its natural, subscribed limits, citing security and a militant basis, for its actions.

“This is the summer before the storm. Make no mistake, with energy prices set to rise to unprecedented highs, we are approaching one of the biggest geopolitical earthquake in decades. The ensuing convulsions are likely to be of a far greater order of magnitude than those that followed the 2008 financial crash, which sparked protests culminating in the Occupy Movement and the Arab Spring …