Putin says what others won’t

Let’s compare two stories. The first is from India:

A woman in Kerala who was allegedly gang-raped by her husband’s friends wept as she went public with her story today and said she was forced to withdraw her complaint because of humiliation by the police. “Which one of them gave you the greatest pleasure?” she was allegedly asked by a police officer.

“Far more than rape, it was the police threats and humiliation that was unbearable,” the 32-year-old woman said in Thiruvananthapuram, speaking to reporters with her husband by her side, both their faces covered.

“Oh dear!” says I, an enlightened European.  “These brown folk in the developing world have some catching up to do if they hope to dine at the same table with us sophisticated Westerners!  But what do you expect from a society where the powerful classes treat the plebs with such contempt?”

The second story is from Austria:

An Iraqi refugee who raped a 10-year-old boy at a swimming pool has had his conviction overturned because a court didn’t prove he realised the boy was saying no.

The rapist, identified as Amir A, 20, violently sexually assaulted the boy in the changing room of Theresienbad pool in Austria claiming it was a ‘sexual emergency’ because he had not had sex for four months.

But an appeal court in the country accepted the defence lawyer’s claim that the lower court had not done enough to prove he knew the schoolboy was saying no and overturned the conviction.

The incident occurred in December 2015 as part of the integration process where he traveled with a 15-year-old helper and translator who was meant to be teaching him how to integrate into life in Vienna.

He seized his moment at the pool and dragged the boy into the changing rooms and locked the door before raping him.

The boy, known as Goran, required immediate medical treatment and has been suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder ever since.

If only India’s rape victims had access to the superior justice systems we enjoy in the West, eh?  Ours go to extraordinary lengths to ensure the victims are not humiliated after the event, oh yes.

Okay, let’s drop the sarcasm and get serious.  I concede that the defendant in the Austrian case will be retried and he is being held in custody having been found guilty of the lesser charge of sexual assault, so he’s not going to be walking free any time soon.  Or at least, we hope not.

But let’s think about this.  If the boy had consented, would it not have still been rape?  I thought the whole idea behind statutory rape was that minors were incapable of consent.  So why does the rape of a minor now hinge on whether said minor consented?  Obviously the law works differently in Austria.

Then we have the ludicrous claim that the defendant couldn’t be sure the boy was saying no.  On what fucking planet do these people live on?  This wasn’t a case of a drunk teenager going home with a guy she met in a club.  This was a grown man attacking a ten year old boy in a swimming pool changing room for fuck’s sake.  Are we to assume that Iraqis are so mentally retarded that they don’t know that this is wrong?

It seems to be that way, because the judges have said as much.  So if we are going to assume that Iraqis are unaware that raping ten year old boys in swimming pool changing rooms is a criminal act, why the fuck is Europe allowing millions of them to casually stroll across the borders and, in the case of Germany, actively welcome them?  The ruling of the judges in this case and the migrant policy in Europe is basically saying that people who don’t know that raping minors is wrong are welcome here.  This is insane.

I wrote before about my reluctantly defending Vladimir Putin.  Let’s call this reluctant praise:

Firstly, put aside the fact that Putin obviously has a nationalistic agenda here and is attempting to present this ruling as evidence that Russia has a superior culture, etc.

But the intent of the messenger doesn’t in itself mean the messenger is wrong.  Is Putin wrong when he says “It’s just hard to imagine what Europeans are doing…I don’t even know how to explain it”?

I wouldn’t go so far to agree that this is the result of an erosion of traditional national values in the sense that he means it, but there has been an erosion of values of some sort.  Would this have happened twenty years ago?  I think he is close to the mark when he says “Maybe they have a guilty conscience because of the refugee crisis?”  He might be referring to the wrecking of Iraq, I don’t know, but I do believe a lot of this madness stems from a collective guilt among the wet-European left over colonialism and the Holocaust which makes being accused of racism their biggest fear.

One can scarcely believe that fear of being branded racist would cause European elites to excuse child rape, but that seems to be where the evidence is pointing.  It’s not like this case in Austria is the only one: the systematic raping of schoolgirls in Rotherham was allowed to continue unchecked because various elites – whose own daughters were not at risk – were too scared of being called racist.  It was a national disgrace that the only person prepared to call attention to what was going on in Rotherham was the odious Nick Griffin in an interview with the BBC in 2004.  Naturally, he was arrested immediately afterwards for stirring up racial hatred (he was later cleared of all charges).

Similarly, it is an absolute disgrace that the only senior European politician who has any comment to make on refugees raping schoolboys (and others) is Vladimir Putin.  If European nations keep this up, we’re going to start electing our own versions of Putin, and much worse, before too long.

This won’t end well.

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  1. Here is another comparison.

    I don’t think anyone would argue that Putin doesn’t control the Russian media and that his version of events prevails. But why then in our free Western societies does no one seem to question why our leader’s version of events prevail in our media too.

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