Klaus Rohrich

Klaus Rohrich is senior columnist for Canada Free Press. Klaus also writes topical articles for numerous magazines. He has a regular column on RetirementHomes and is currently working on his first book dealing with the toxicity of liberalism. His work has been featured on the Drudge Report, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, among others. He lives and works in a small town outside of Toronto.Older articles by Klaus Rohrich

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Is the ‘Post-National State’ even possible?

Jan 4, 2019 — Klaus Rohrich

Is the ‘Post-National State’ even possible?
With ‘post-national’ elites preening their virtue over how badly government treats migrants by imposing such burdensome requirements as legally acquiring immigrant status, one is given to wonder if anyone has bothered to think through the idea of the ‘Post-National State’? The ‘Post-National State’ is an oxymoron. It’s one of those ideas that George Orwell’s 1984 so brilliantly illustrates, in which people committedly believe two polar opposites at the exact same time.

Let’s begin with the concept of ‘Post-National.’ It isn’t one you are likely to find in too many dictionaries. But getting a feeling for the dictionary meaning of ‘Post,’ in the sense of “after,” and of ‘National,’ in the sense of a culturally, geographically, politically or ethnically delineated jurisdiction. So, the ‘Post-National’ concept posits that countries and borders are irrelevant and redundant.

Sleeping with the enemy

May 10, 2018 — Klaus Rohrich

Sleeping with the enemy
It’s outrageous that the Democrats are attempting to enlist the assistance of Khalid Sheik Mohammed to attempt to block the confirmation of Gina Haspel, a 30-year career CIA agent, as Director of the CIA. It’s even more outrageous that the Senate Intelligence Committee would consider a submission by the mastermind of the 9/11 outrage that resulted in the death of 3,000+ Americans.

Mohammed has asked a military judge at the Guantanamo Bay military prison yesterday to forward an attachment containing “six specific paragraphs of information” that supposedly details Haspel’s wrongdoing for inclusion in the Senate Committee’s considerations. One can only guess who encouraged Mohammed to write these paragraphs and try to send them to Washington.

They’ll get Trump…one way or the other

Mar 9, 2018 — Klaus Rohrich

They’ll get Trump…one way or the other
If there’s one thing I’m pretty sure of, it’s that the Donald Trump Presidency will not end well. It’s not because there is anything particularly wrong with the president, but the so-called ‘resistance’ is so committed that they are likely to go to any lengths to ensure that their goals are achieved.

Trump has now been officially President of the United States for one year, two months and 19 days. In that time, according to the Heritage Foundation, the President has delivered on 66% of his agenda, which is very likely a record when compared to that of previous presidents.

Donald Trump’s popularity at this point in his tenure is 49% and exceeds that of the Messianic Obama at the same point in his presidency.

Thought crimes and misdemeanors

Aug 16, 2017 — Klaus Rohrich

One could almost draw the conclusion that certain elements of the left were looking for an incident such as what transpired in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend to bolster their momentum in altering our understanding of American history. In what can only be described as a Stalinesque attempt to cleanse America of its ‘shame’ over events of the early 19th Century, the left is doing all it can to destroy any extant memento of the Confederacy, by removing statues, memorials, flags and other reminders of that tragic period in American history because all these artifacts are ‘racist.’ This is tantamount to Stalin having Zinoviev’s and Kamenev’s images removed from official soviet pictorial records.

The gang that can’t scoot straight

Jul 20, 2017 — Klaus Rohrich

When it comes to screwing up there’s no one more proficient than the 292 Republican members of Congress. They couldn’t properly handle a case a diarrhea if their lives depended on it.

Think about it; in 2008 the Democrats were handed both houses of Congress and the White House. They then proceeded to pass the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare, the single most unconstitutional and draconian piece of legislation ever to come out of the US Government, Chief Justice Roberts notwithstanding.

Ever since, Republicans have vowed to repeal and/or replace this travesty with a plan that makes sense.

Canadian Values means paying terrorist millions

Jul 18, 2017 — Klaus Rohrich

While this is old news here in Canada, Fox News recently discovered the fact that the Government of Canada, under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (son of Pierre), gave al Qaeda terrorist Omar Khadr a $10.5 (CAD) Million ‘settlement’ because his Charter rights were violated as a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay. Somehow this only makes sense to progressives and members of the Liberal Party of Canada, as the alleged “violations” of “rights” happened in a place over which the Government of Canada had absolutely no control and where Khadr was being held as a hostile foreign combatant who killed an American soldier and blinded another following a firefight in Afghanistan.

Trudeau’s rationale for paying off Khadr was that we are obligated to protect the rights of all Canadians, “even when it’s unpopular.”

Sick and tired of teddy bears and flowers

May 30, 2017 — Klaus Rohrich

If like me, you’re sick and tired of teddy bears and flowers junking up public spaces because of yet another “man-caused disaster,” then you might be interested in the following:

According to the Saturday edition of the Times of London, there are currently some “23,000 jihadist extremists” living in Britain and all are considered by The Times’ “intelligence sources” to pose a risk of violence. Some more than others, but the intelligence community maintains that all pose a “residual Risk.”

Let’s put this another way; suppose that instead of looking at these dangerous whackos in a law enforcement or mental health context we viewed them in military terms. Exactly how big a hostile force would 23,000 combatants comprise?

Climate Change: a serious farce

May 7, 2017 — Klaus Rohrich

Don’t you hate being called a ‘denier?” Me neither. In fact, I view this appellation as an affirmation of my own independent scepticism, a divergent path from that taken by the herd. In today’s” legacy media” every weather phenomenon is seen as an indication of climate change, or global warming, as it was once called until facts rendered that term inoperative.

Recently I noticed a story on the Weather Network about an enormous crack in Greenland’s Peterman glacier seen by a NASA satellite, possibly caused by wait for it… warmer ocean waters. In addition, Canada’s National Post carried a front-page piece a few weeks ago on how “A team of scientists… documented what they’re describing as the first case of large-scale river reorganization as a result of human-caused climate change.”

The myth of ‘white privilege’

Apr 21, 2017 — Klaus Rohrich

To listen to the juvenile whack-jobs ranting about ‘white privilege’ one would think that black slavery was still pretty much alive and well in America. The latest pabulum maintains that white people merely have to show up, blow their white folks’ dog whistle and wealth and power just falls into their laps.

Except that it doesn’t. My own personal experience as a white guy who came from a dirt-poor family is just one example. I won’t bore you with my various tales of working full-time while earning my college degree or with all the social opportunities today’s young take for granted that I chose to forego in order to sleep and/or study, but suffice it to say my efforts, not my whiteness, are largely to be credited.

When the climate hysteria goes away its steep costs will remain

Apr 1, 2017 — Klaus Rohrich

As we enter the 19th or 20th year of the so-called ‘hiatus’ in global warming, it’s becoming fairly clear that the idea of catastrophic climate change is a tad fanciful. I’m sure the potential for climate change certainly exists, because that’s what climate does, but the evidence for this change to be attributed to “carbon pollution” caused by human behaviour is growing ever thinner. I see a time in the not so distant future when the concept of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) will go the way of the VCR.

Many of the scientific experts advocating the AGW thesis are getting ever more desperate to retain their priestly status in the face of increasing evidence that climate change is much more complicated than climate hysterics realize and that there is a strong emerging body of evidence that many factors affect climate, not just fossil fuels. I still don’t understand why some climate scientists maintain that solar cycles have nothing to do with climate change.

This is why America is ‘exceptional’

Jan 20, 2017 — Klaus Rohrich

We just witnessed the swearing in of America’s 45th president, Donald Trump, a man who has never run for public office, yet who managed to tap into the hearts and minds of the American people with his message that he will make America great again.

Think about any other country wherein this might be possible, as most Western Democracies see their peoples’ representatives in terms of being anointed, much like an arcane priesthood, and in many ways whomever is elected doesn’t matter because all the candidates stem from similar trees.

‘You guys’ stoppit!

Jan 17, 2017 — Klaus Rohrich

The restrictions on free speech in today’s universities are nothing less than the attempt to take control of language to prevent the free exchange and discussion of ideas.

It all starts innocuously enough; who doesn’t want to end racism? And if the use of certain pejoratives becomes socially unacceptable, then let’s all pitch in! However, the progressive mind is never satisfied unless it is able to impose its will on everyone else.

Who are the ‘clingers’ now?

Dec 28, 2016 — Klaus Rohrich

It’s interesting to note that the majority of my friends find President-Elect Donald Trump offensive. Over the Christmas Season I was asked numerous times by friends and acquaintances what I thought about Donald Trump. I knew up front that these were set-up questions to force me to defend someone they thought morally, ethically and intellectually wanting. And I took a good run at them in efforts to explain the concept of ‘creative destruction,’ an idea initially conceived by Joseph Schumpeter in 1942, that postulates its necessity as an integral part of healthy capitalism.

Hillary’s toast

Feb 18, 2016 — Klaus Rohrich

All the theoretical scenarios being bandied about regarding the 2016 Presidential race are based on the assumption that Hillary Clinton will be the Democrats’ candidate for president. I believe this is a case of wishful thinking mixed with intellectual torpor, as I think Hillary Clinton will not be the Democrats’ candidate.

First of all, her negatives and public personae are such that many voters would just as soon eat their ballots than vote for her.

‘Natural causes.’ Really?

Feb 17, 2016 — Klaus Rohrich

I have become extremely sceptical of all that takes places in modern culture and am thus looking at the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia with more than a hint of suspicion. How convenient that one of the most conservative members of the Supreme Court, the one that’s been an open sore to the Obama administration throughout its tenure, just lies down and dies, thus creating a vacancy on the court that could have ramifications for America’s future too depressing to contemplate.

What’s more, the decision by Texas judge Cinderela Guevara that an independent autopsy was ‘unnecessary’ stinks to high heaven, given what’s at stake

COP 21—Canadians fleeced, again

Dec 14, 2015 — Klaus Rohrich

With just a soupcon more of its traditional insensitivity, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), ended its ruefully named “Conference of the Parties 21” (COP21) in Paris on Saturday. I’m sure COP21 was indeed a conference of parties, wild parties, featuring only the best of everything for everyone there. Oysters, pate d’foie gras, Dom Perignon, Courvoisier, hmmm.

After spending nearly two weeks (and gazillions of dollars) at Le Bourget, just, a few miles northeast of Paris, one can only imagine the debaucheries that must have led to the gout & hangovers, which in turn led to the aching heads and blurred vision at the morning conclaves, which furthermore led to the “Agreement” the IPCC has so jubilantly touted.

An orgy of self-righteousness

Dec 9, 2015 — Klaus Rohrich

The last two days have demonstrated that no one in the chattering classes, from the White House down to the editorial board of the Gnarled Gulch Post-Sentinel, seems to be overly concerned with actually finding a solution to the threat of terror facing the West. A case in point is The Donald’s latest proposal to temporarily prohibit all Muslims (politically correct pronunciation: ‘moo·Slims) from entering the United States to discourage further terror acts within our borders.

While, admittedly this appears to be an extreme solution to the problem, at least Trump is willing to recognize there is a problem and not attempting to sugar coat the issue in politically correct banalities. Furthermore, the proposal deserves consideration, given the fact that the West has been under some sort of assault by Islamic radicals for over 3 decades. But then, I don’t think that our progressives realize that the definition of insanity entails constantly doing the same things in the same way and expecting different results.

A Muslim in the White House?

Sep 22, 2015 — Klaus Rohrich

It’s interesting how a theoretical question set off an avalanche of weaseldom from all the usual suspects, as well as a welcome display of principled philosophy on the part of two GOP presidential hopefuls.

The first arose with Donald Trump, following his failure to correct a questioner at a town hall meeting who referred to Barack Obama as both non-American as well as Muslim. Trump maintained that he was not obliged to issue a “correction” on behalf of the man who called Obama a Muslim.

And who could blame him for not doing so? When one reviews the history of this president’s foreign policy, the majority of which is favourable to America’s enemies and hostile to many of America’s long-time allies it raises more than a few questions about Mr. Obama’s loyalties.

Exceeding the limit

Sep 11, 2015 — Klaus Rohrich

There are few things more irritating or destructive than a self-righteous liberal with self-endowed moral authority. The current refugee crisis in the Middle East, arguably the result of policies propagated by a smug, self-righteous American president is a case in point. This crisis has been festering for upward of a half decade and has already displaced millions of people in the Middle East and resulted in several hundred thousand deaths. Yet none of the liberal brain trust has thought that allowing the crisis to mutate into ever more savage dimensions would have consequences for the rest of us.

The President is ‘The Other’

Jul 20, 2015 — Klaus Rohrich

For those who drank the hope and change Kool-Aid, here’s some bad news: the ‘fundamental transformation of America’ is in full swing and as they used to say in show biz, “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!”

That’s because the last 18 months of this corrupt narcissist’s rule will make the first six-and-a-half years look like a high school civics lesson in good governance. I have always found it ironic that the son of a Kenyan Muslim Marxist and disaffected white liberal woman should grow up to become President of the United States. What’s more, the way in which he arrived at the presidency is shall we say, unusual.