But the pope's latest controversial remark had his readers resorting to fact-checking. "We can speak today of an Arab invasion. It is a social fact," said Francis. One can only imagine the reactions from Catholic[sic] volunteers helping refugees in the German state of Saxony, for example. Active supporters of refugees have already met with plenty of resistance for their efforts. Soon, people will be telling them that even the pope is talking about an "Arab invasion!" The term conjures up images of troops, soldiers and militia. [Yes, and those conjurations are literal.] Francis certainly did not mean it that way, although he did use those words. The term "Arab invasion" needs to be understood in a broader context: It encompasses the challenges and new opportunities connected with the refugee crisis.Francine accidentally used a truthful word, and NH/DW hastens to fix the error. The Dreamers are not an invasion, they're a "new opportunity." The old dull inadequate Adolf didn't pretend that his occupation troops were a "new opportunity". Neue Hitler is expanding the horizons of brain-smashing tyranny.
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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.