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Liberalism is a mental disorder: Schools are banning students from having best friends

September 7, 2017 was Britain’s Prince George’s first day of school at the Thomas’s Battersea private kindergarten school in London.

Jadie Troy-Pryde reports for Marie Claire, September 11, 2017, that “there’s actually a rule at Thomas’s that discourages any of the children from having a BFF” (best friend forever).

Jane Moore, a panelist on the TV talk show Loose Women, lives near the school and many of her friends have children in the school. Moore said on Loose Women that students are encouraged to be friendly with all of their classmates, and not to pick a favorite friend. The school’s aim is to make every child feel included, and this also extends to birthday parties. Moore said:

“There are signs everywhere saying ‘be kind’ – that’s the ethos of the school. They don’t encourage you to have best friends. There’s a policy that if your child is having a party – unless every child is invited – you don’t give out the invites in class. I think it is quite a good thing as you don’t feel excluded.”

Reporting for Business Insider on Sept. 20, 2017, Chris Weller writes that it’s not just Thomas’s Battersea that bans best friends. Schools across South West London, Kingston, and Surrey have also taken up the practice.

The trend of banning best friends has been growing for several years, and is spreading beyond European borders to the United States and Canada, where teachers in big schools shuffle friendships around to expose kids to a range of peers.

School officials and some psychologists argue that children become more well-adjusted when they have larger friend groups and can avoid negative feelings associated with feeling left out. It is claimed that best friends, with their tight bonds and inside jokes, throw a wrench into that open environment. Christine Laycob, M.S., director of counseling at Mary Institute in St. Louis, Missouri, told the New York Times: “We try to talk to kids and work with them to get them to have big groups of friends and not be so possessive about friends.”

Critics, however, say the no-best-friends policy robs kids of the chance to form valuable coping skills because grappling with mild social exclusion when they’re young will help them to become more capable, resilient adults.

In fact, a wealth of research indicates best friends create value for people throughout their lives:

  • One study recently published in Child Development found that people with childhood best friends enjoyed better mental health well into adulthood. The study’s lead’s author, University of Virginia doctoral student Rachel Narr told New York Magazine: “We weren’t surprised that better adolescent close friendships turned out to be important, but we were surprised by just how important they turned out to be into adulthood.”
  • Narr’s study also found kids with broader friend groups tended to grow up with higher rates of social anxiety than kids with smaller numbers of closer friends.
  • Although anti-best-friend policies may help kids in the short-term, research suggests the strong connections found among best friends could be vital for mental health in a world where adolescents are lonelier than ever.

I’ve had a best friend in every period of my life, from the time I was in kindergarten, and I cannot imagine life without them. If I had a kid in school, if that school bans best friends, I will simply remove my child from that school.

~Eowyn

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Liberalism is a mental disorder: France and other EU countries criminalize wolf-whistling & asking women for their phone number

Patrick Knox reports for the UK’s The Sun, Sept. 20, 2017, that fulfilling a pledge Emmanuel Macron had made during his presidential election campaign last year, the government of France is declaring war on men “harassing” women in public.

Under new plans, wolf-whistling will be a criminal offense in France, as will asking women for their telephone numbers and following them. The crackdown comes after surveys show virtually all French women said they have been “harassed” on public transport, in the street or elsewhere at some time in their lives.

Marlène Schiappa, 34, France’s under-secretary for gender equality, defended the plan and gave an example of behavior that would be illegal. She said:

“You are a woman in an underground train. I am a man. I follow you. You get off the train. I get off. You get on another train. I get on too. I ask you for your telephone number. I ask again. I ask a third time. You feel oppressed. That is street harassment.”

Attorney Gilles-William Goldnadel accuses Schiappa of seeking to outlaw “heavy Latin chat-up lines”. He said the only consequences of the law would be to enrich feminist lawyers and to clog up the court system.

Some choice comments from readers of The Sun:

chris perrien: “Only will apply to native white Frenchmen, as to apply such to anyone else would be racist and the French government will have none of that.”

Mike Irish: “Ah France, I wonder if most of your women are also happy with flooding your country with men who do not think of women as humans?”

KJ: “And women wonder why sexbots will replace them”

JD: “Yeah, because women being asked for their phone numbers is the BIGGEST social problem in France right now. Talk about ‘arranging deck chairs on the Titanic.'”

Steven Jacks: “It’s becoming illegal to reject the advances of a Transsexual and now illegal to ask for the phone number of a real woman, it’s almost as if they don’t want us Europeans to breed at all…”

It turns out that other EU countries, including Belgium and Portugal, had already banned wolf-whistling and other “sexist” “harassing” behavior.

In March 2012, the UK Mirror reported that “wolf-whistling is now set to become a criminal offence” under new EU rules drawn up by the Council of Europe’s convention on violence against women.

The convention’s legislation criminalizes or imposes other sanctions for “unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature with the purpose or effect of violating the dignity of a person, in particular when creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment”. The legislation also outlaws “psychological violence,” compensates victims of domestic abuse, and punishes someone for forcing abortions or sterilization.

The EU rules have the support of at least 18 countries, including Germany and the UK.

On March 8, 2012, at a special event to mark International Women’s Day, UK Prime Minister David Cameron declared the UK would sign up to the European convention. He said:

“The agreement is not just a piece of paper. It’s going to lift the standards of protection for women across Europe, give greater support for victims and – crucially – bring many more perpetrators to justice.”

Julia Gray, who founded the London branch of US movement Hollaback! that is dedicated to getting rid of street harassment, told The Guardian:

“The way we see it is if you want to tackle it you tackle all of it – you say no to all forms of unwanted sexual harassment; that includes wolf-whistling, comments, everything.”

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~Eowyn

American woman in Denmark attacks Danish man for wearing a MAGA hat

At a unibar near Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark, an American woman went berserk when she saw a man wearing a MAGA (Make America Great Again) hat.

Language Warning

She screams at the man:

“Doing this [wearing a MAGA hat], like, to the world, what the fuck is wrong with people? What is fucking wrong with you? You are a horrible human being! Horrible human being!”

She stands up to leave. The Danish man says:

“Liberal tolerance at hand.”

The woman gets even angrier and screams:

“I do not fucking tolerate fucking, fucking racist! You are a horrible fucking human being, and I hope you go home and feel fucking ashamed of yourself!”

The man asks: “For what?”

She yells:

“For fucking being a fucking racist! You fucking human piece of shit!”

As she leaves the bar, the man tells her that what she did to him is an illegal assault.

The man says he took legal action the next day, charging the woman with the hate crime of “politically motivated assault”.

H/t LiveLeak

~Eowyn

UK Islamic school: Kill apostates, transgenders, homosexuals, adulterers!

The video above was taken surreptitiously in an unnamed Islamic school — one of 126 full-time Islamic schools in England. (The number, of course, is even larger for all of the UK.) The video confirms what we know about Islam:

  • It is blood thirsty: The punishment for apostate Muslims, homosexuals and adulterers is death.
  • Muslims don’t believe in friendship or co-existence with non-Muslims. There is only “hatred and hostility forever,” until all non-Muslims are converted to Islam.
  • Christians are vile and disgusting.

This is what the female teacher in a burqa said:

(1) About apostate Muslims who want to “get out of Islam,” the woman asks “What are we going to do?” and answers her own question:

We kill him. Kill the one who rejects Islam. Yeah, kill him. You have to kill him, do you understand?”

(2) About adulterers, the teacher asks “The judgment for adultery, what is the law?” and answers:

Stone him, until he dies. And the one who is not married? Lash him lash him. Yes, with 100 lashes.”

(3) About transgenders and homosexuals:

“If someone makes themselves like a man — a woman like a man — the punishment is kill. Kill them. Throw them for the highest place. We are not going to be like animals, living like animals. Or to be like . . . homosexuals. We have to take the judgment. The judgment is to kill them. The punishment for homosexuals is to throw them from the highest point and then stone them. So if you throw someone off a mountain, you are reducing them to the lowest of the low, because they are falling off the highest place.”

(4) About non-Muslims:

“It is not enough that you worship Allah. We have to also in our heart hate what displeases Allah and love what Allah loves. You have to hate what displeases Allah, especially when living in this country with non-Muslims. Vanity, we are free from you, and whatever you worship beside Allah, we have rejected you and there has appeared between us and you hostility and hatred forever, until you believe in Allah alone. You understand, sister? Islam is keeping away from disbelief and from the disbelievers — the people who disbelieve. Any questions? To be a good friend, to give them all our secrets? No, you understand? You don’t have to be friends with them. That is not allowed, because loyalty is only to the Muslim, not to the kaffir [non-believer; non-Muslim].

(5) About Christians:

“The message the Quran came to confirm the truth in the previous scriptures. We feel nothing sometimes going past the church. We look at it in disgust and think, ‘What are those people doing in there? What they say with their tongues is so vile and disgusting. It’s an abomination.‘ He [A Muslim] shouldn’t be indifferent and say things like ‘You go to church, I go to the mosque. Let’s all stay together like one big happy family and all be united as humanity.’ This is false! It doesn’t work. This concept is a lie, it’s fake and it is a farce.”

(6) During the discussion portion of the class, a young woman in the audience said:

The Quran says we made people different to know one another. And if you communicate with the other and you show the beauty of Islam, then maybe people could come into Islam.”

The teacher’s response:

“It does not mean that we should oppress them. It doesn’t mean that we don’t give them rights. It doesn’t mean that we don’t help them. But it doesn’t mean we should befriend them.

Another woman said:

There are some conditions that can take you into disbelief — to take the British citizenship. Whether you like it or not, for these people, you are selling [out] your religion. It’s a very serious thing. It’s not allowed to give allegiance to other than Allah.”

The teacher said:

“It is not befitting for a Muslim that he should reside in the land of evil, the land of the kaffir.”

To that, I say:

“If it’s not befitting for Muslims to live in the land of non-believers, then why don’t you just leave? Go back to your Muslim country!”

If YouTube takes down the video, you can watch it on Live Leak.

~Eowyn

Germany will be a white-minority country in one generation

Dr. Adorján F. Kovács

Adorján F. Kovács, 54, is an M.D., D.M.D. and Ph. D. in clinical trials, oncology and facial surgery, affiliated with the Goethe University Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2008, he has also been working as a magazine journalist.

In a Dec. 28, 2015 German-language article for The European, “Truths about the refugee crisis,” Dr. Kovács warns that the demographics of the “refugees” and “migrants” coming into Germany mean whites will become a minority in just one generation.

Dr. Kovács explains:

In 2015, about one million people entered Germany, whom the government euphemistically calls “protected seekers” instead of “refugees” or “asylum seekers”. In August 2015, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel stated that “the absorption of 500,000 refugees per year is feasible” and that “I have no doubt” Germany would continue to take in an annual half a million or “perhaps more” refugees “for a few years”.

At that rate, this means that in five years, by 2020, 3 to 4 million “refugees” would have entered Germany.

German Angela Merkel has made light of the flood of “refugees,” saying that one, two or even three million are few compared to the 79 to 80 million people currently living in Germany. But her argument is flawed for the following reasons:

  • According to figures published by Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), the “refugees” are almost exclusively people between the ages of 20 and 35 — the prime reproductive ages — or younger, numbering 3.5 million.
  • There are 15 million Germans aged 20 to 35.
  • Furthermore, the “refugees” are mostly male, i.e., young, reproductive-age men.
  • The young male “refugees” would increase their numbers via “family reunion visas,” swelling the number of young immigrants to 8 million by 2020.
  • In other words, by 2020, 8 million of Germany’s 23 million people aged 20 to 35 would be migrants.
  • Given the higher birth rates of the migrants and the attrition (deaths) of Germans, in 30 years, by 2045, white Germans will be a minority.

Dr. Kovács wrote the above in 2015. What happened since is even worse than the numbers he gave.

Chris Tomlinson reports for Breitbart London, August 2, 2017, that new data from Germany’s Federal Statistical Office show that in 2016, almost a quarter (22.5%) of people living in Germany had a migrant background  — either first or second generation immigrants  — marking a rise of 8.5% from the previous year.

Meanwhile, Germans seem oblivious to the demographic reality.

A recent survey conducted by the Kantar Emnid opinion research centre found that 71% of Germans listed climate change as their greatest cause of personal concern. Just 45% of Germans named the massive influx of “refugees” seekers as a cause for concern. (Breitbart)

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~Eowyn

Though hit by tomato, Angela Merkel will be reelected German Chancellor

Given the many problems Germany has with Muslim “refugees” and “migrants,” readers of FOTM have wondered why German Chancellor Angela Merkel is still in power. See:

Merkel’s unpopularity is evidenced in a recent incident when she was hit by a tomato during an outdoor campaign rally of about 3,000 people in Heidelberg, a university city in southern Germany.

Bloomberg News reports, Sept. 5, 2017, that according to Germany’s DPA press agency, two tomatoes were thrown, one splattering rally moderator Claudia von Brauchitsch, the other hitting Merkel on her left hip, in “an unusually rough moment in a campaign that has been punctuated by occasional vociferous protests.”

Merkel was also jeered by a small group of protesters on the edge of the crowd, who blew whistles and called her a “liar” and “betrayer of her people.”

Merkel appeared unruffled by the tomato-throwing incident and offered von Brauchitsch a tissue. In fact, the tomato didn’t even leave a stain on Merkel’s trademark tomato-red blazer. She wore the same outfit at a second campaign event in Stuttgart later that day.

Merkel has faced down demonstrators in previous campaign events, defending her open-borders refugee policy and saying that right-wing protesters “can only shout.”

So does this mean Merkel will lose the chancellorship in Germany’s upcoming federal election on September 24?

Sadly for Germany, the answer is “not likely”.

Here’s why.

The Chancellor is the head of government of the Federal Republic of Germany. Unlike the selection of the U.S. president, however, the German chancellor is not elected by the people, but by the Bundestag or Parliamen. This means that the individual who is elected Chancellor typically is a member of the majority party of the Bundestag.

In the upcoming election, voters will elect members of the Bundestag.

Merkel’s party is the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU), the majority party in the Bundestag with 309 seats. Her three rivals and their respective political parties are (Wikipedia):

  • Martin Schultz, Social Democratic Party (SPD), 193 seats.
  • Sahra Wagenknecht and Dietmar Bartsch, of Die Linke or the Left Party, 64 seats.

According to the latest polling data on September 8, 2017, Merkel’s CDU/CSU is ahead (FT):

Even if Merkel’s CDU/CSU isn’t ahead in the polls, the two main opposition parties are no better and arguably even worse, when it comes to Germany’s open-door policy toward Muslim refugees:

  • The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) is a non-revolutionary leftwing party favoring “democratic socialism” and “progressive” values, much like the U.S.’s Democratic Party.
  • The Left Party ( Die Linke) was formed in the 1990s by the more extreme, i.e., more leftist, members of SPD. Called “far left” by The Guardian, Die Linke contains outright Marxist-Leninist communists.

~Eowyn

We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 157th Caption Contest!

What great captions!

The FOTM writers duly voted, each for what he/she considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; each #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winner of FOTM’s 157th Caption Contest, with one #1 vote and three #2 votes, totaling 10 points is . . .

Tim Shey!

Here’s the winning caption: “Future faculty at UC Berkeley”

Future faculty at UC Berkeley

God Help Us! is in second place, with two #1 votes, totaling 8 points. Here’s the caption:

The royal family must be laughing their scales off.

Helene Pineau and Kevin J Lankford are in third place, each with one #1 vote and 4 points. Here are their respective captions:

Next stop: Sodom & Gomorrah.

They’re gonna need a bigger goat…

Two chemtrailssuck captions and lophatt are in 4th place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points. Here are their respective captions:

Let’s play a game! It’s called “Guess who has AIDS!!”

The weirdos on the bus go round and round….

Someone hide the farm animals.

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations, Tim Shey!

Here’s your fancy-schmancy Award Certificate of Great Excellence, all ready for framing! LOL

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For all the other caption submissions, click here.

Be here tomorrow for our next very exciting Caption Contest!

~Éowyn