Former Nazi collaborationists and Waffen SS members marched through the Latvian capital to mark Legion Day, an unofficial holiday in the Baltic country that honors those who died fighting on the German side during World War II.
Fortune favours the bold, ancient Roman quote teaches us that if we want to be winners we must think like winners
Today everything is in a flux, nothing is certain anymore and the world we have learned to know and all the great truths we have been taught to believe in have been challenged. Behind the respectable facade of the “system” there is a genuine panic and chaos and it may well take only a flutter of a butterfly’s wings to wreck the “system” completely. We are living breaking times when things may take a very violent and sudden turn to almost anywhere and as one thing always leads to another the final out come of this chain reaction may well be very surprising indeed. Just imagine how the assasination of archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo in 1914 really started the 20th. century and where it eventually took Europe and the world. Who could have seen in the summer 1914 how the world would stand in 1992 when the great cycle of the 20th. century finally closed with the collapse of communism, Berlin wall and the break up of Yugoslavia, all more or less direct results of the WWI.
We all know the metaphor about the frog that doesn’t realize it’s being boiled if you turn up the water one degree at a time. It’s often true, but there is a sure-fire way to make a mama frog notice the temperature of the water. Throw her tadpoles in.
When I was driving my son to school a few years ago, I asked what he thought he would like to do over the weekend. “I think I’ll lay out and get a tan,” he replied. Since that struck me as a strange thing for a seven-year-old-boy to want to do, I inquired further.
“What made you want to do that?”
He explained that Jerome, a popular, athletic classmate, said they could not be friends because “your skin is too light.”
White supremacist groups are stepping up efforts to recruit students on college campuses, according to a report published Monday by the Anti-Defamation League.
Since the academic year started in September, white supremacist groups have targeted college campuses 104 times with anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim and racist fliers, posters and stickers, the report found. The incidents took place in 25 states.
This level of recruitment on college campuses is unprecedented, said Oren Segal, the director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism and one of the authors of the report. “White supremacists have on occasion tried to attract younger people, but not on the level we’ve seen at this time and in the diversity of ways,” he said. “They view young people as bringing energy to a movement. What they want to do is try to recruit a new generation of people to carry on their messages to the future.”
The Hungarian government’s decision to rapidly construct strong border fences along their frontiers has had a positive financial effect, achieving substantial savings on the cost of illegal immigration.
Zoltán Kovács, official spokesman for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, told Hungarian media last week that “the monies spent on border protection are very obviously being recouped”.