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Swedish gallery owner Henrik Ronnquist locking up his gallery on July 5 after Swedish police arrested artist Dan Park and confiscated a number of his works. Park is now in a Swedish prison for committing verboten art. (DI photo by Roger Salhstrom) 

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Dispatch International co-editor Lars Hedegaard writes in with the latest alarming news about the end of free speech in Europe, as formerly democratic nations eliminate criticism and satire of the ideological vise by which increasingly totalitarian governments control the masses once thought of as citizens.

How do they do it? The story Lars highights is chillingly instructive.

He writes:

Dear Diana,

You may have heard of the Swedish street artist Dan Park. He is now in jail for having made some politically incorrect pictures.

I cannot think of a similar case in the Western world since...

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This week's syndicated column

For logic-minded Americans still genuinely puzzled as to how it could be that our presidents and secretaries of state and generals and pundits keep hammering home the big lie that Islam has nothing to do with jihad, that the religion of conquest is a "religion of peace," I have a special warning. Such widespread, politics- and mass-media-driven brainwashing is nothing new.

Just as today's opinion-makers seek to divorce Islam from its impact -- for example, brutal conquest, forced conversion, religiously sanctioned sex slavery, beheadings -- past opinion-makers worked equally hard to divorce communism from its impact -- for example, brutal conquest, forced collectivization, concentration camps (Gulags), mass murder.

It worked. Unlike Nazism, communism has never been judged guilty or even held responsible for the carnage and suffering it has caused. On the contrary, it remains...

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A bullseye in Syria, but the US border is still open

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It's so simple.

We should stay out of the Sunni-Shia regional war developing in Mesopotamia.  Both sides are hostile to Christians and Jews.

Meanwhile, we should secure the borders, halt all immigration and enforce the law: deport the illegals.

These wise words come from an email from Col. Douglas Macgregor (USA ret.), a decorated combat veteran of the first Iraq War and noted military analyst. By this time, a selection of Macgregor's piquant critiques of COIN and the COINdinistas have made their way to this website, beginning in 2010 with the following comment from the famous McChrystal article in The Rolling Stone by the late Michael Hastings. 

"The entire COIN strategy is a fraud perpetuated...

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Soda pop is for sale this week at the University of Maryland under the hammer & sickle, symbol Communism, whose 20th century toll is conservatively estimated at 100 million killed. Not only does the stench of death not follow this murder-cult, the brand lives. Such is the resilience of the Big Lie that still separates the toll of communism from communism itself. The reason we don't see a bottle of Hitlerpop next to the Leninade is because the toll of Nazism has never been separated from Nazism.

This double standard is examined in depth in American Betrayal, as below amid the story of ex-Socialist journalists Eugene Lyons' 1931 lecture tour during which he knowingly witheld from American audiences the truth of the Soviet regime he covered as Moscow bureau chief for United Press.

From American Betrayal, pp....

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