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Costs of Multiculturalism
WHEN I was growing up in Amsterdam in the 1970s, the phenomenon of Santa Claus was relatively unknown. Christmas was celebrated without Santa and mostly without gifts. St. Nicholas — Sinterklaas in Dutch — was the man with the presents.
If one had the good fortune to be Jewish, one received presents not only on Dec. 5, the eve of Sinterklaas’s name day, but also at Hanukkah. Only in recent years has Santa Claus, who comes on Dec. 25, made his rise to stardom in Holland, and today a Dutch child — or a Dutch adult for that matter — no longer has to be Jewish to cash in twice in December.
Sinterklaas arrives from Spain by steamboat in late November, travels farther on horseback, climbs onto roofs and on Dec. 5, known as “Pakjesavond,” drops presents through the chimney with the help of the Black Petes, a crew of dark-skinned helpers wearing large earrings who cavort and entertain and, as Dutch parents often tell their children, owe their blackness to chimney soot. ...
Until recently, Black Pete was uncontroversial.
In his article on the latest military diversity horror, Thomas Martel says "the welfare state and the military (rapidly becoming the same thing)...".
Thanks to reader-researcher “W,” who writes
I had forgotten about this incident. Not much to prevent him from re-entering the country under another persona.
This is from Jeff Sessions's YouTube channel. The speaker is Maria Espinoza, Director of The Remembrance Project, which remembers the victims of illegal alien violence.
Cartoonist Sean Delonas is on form today in America’s Newspaper of Record.
Byron York writes in the Washington Examiner:
March 28, 2013 | 8:00 pm
Here are a couple of updates on the campaign against hiring by merit into the Fire Department of New York. Both are taken from yesterday's New York Post.
(1) A "filler" news item headlined FDNY BOSS WARNS RANK-AND-FILE NOT TO "RETALIATE" AGAINST COURT-ORDERED MINORITY HIRES:
FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano is bracing for trouble in the ranks.
Mickey Kaus is annoyed to find that the Government of California asks for his race on the online forms to register to vote. [State Your Race, Daily Caller, January 11, 2013] It doesn't have to—California is not subject to the federal Voting Rights Act restrictions that Southern states still labor under.
An Upper West Side mother of three recently returned home to find her six year old daughter and two year old son lying in the bathtub, soaking in their own blood. The nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, had fatally stabbed the children multiple times. [Kelly: Nanny stabbed herself as children's mom walked in By Anthony M. Destefano And Igor Kossov, Newsday, October 26, 2012 ]