The Night Duty Boy-First-Class Type Writer, commanding his Chimpanzee Shift, might put some music up as it’s Saturday: we shall just have to see.
Hat tip The Landed Underclass. That blog just gets better and better, and he will outlive us in The Line.
Some people are more equal than others now.
The Policeman concerned has found a clever and opaque way of saying he’s not the friend of all people: just those of them that happen to be powerful today.
On totally unrelated matters, readers might like this book.
The Landed Underclass notes the concatenation of events and incidents related to Robert Peston, aged 4, “described” as “a journalist”, and the collapse both of Northern Rock and the pants-ripping of the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Clearly, there are openings for stooges under this government. I would like a job as one, then I will be rich and famous. theywill of course allow me to keep my (authorised by them) pension, as soon as my usefulness has ended.
UPDATE2:- Little Man What Now? has also republished it. What this exercise shows is the utter futility of an Enemy Governimg Class trying to supress stuff it does not approve of, until its Terror-Police have effectively removed the publication-tools from us all. They clearly know nothing whatever about the history of England in the 1620s-to-1640s, as the new and revolutionarry technique of “imprinting” was at last getting going on a large scale, and at a difficult time for the battling of ideas which was then going on.
UPDATE:- THE TIMES took this piece down off its site some hours ago, to the original link to the Times OUT OF landed Underclass is broken. ( ARRSE have the full text.) The Cato Institute also quotes some of it. Good job I virally-pasted the whole thing….
UPDATE:- Here in full is the big and angry discussion thread about this piece on the Army Rumour Service at http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=117552/postdays=0/postorder=asc/start=20.html
Hat tip to the Landed Underclass for exposing the true significance of this prescient piece of writing:-
…..and shows that they must have been waiting, pooing their pants in fright, to get rumbled by someone. God, how slow can bloggers be sometimes? (But _IF_ you go here, you will see that the Libertarian Alliance’s duty-Chimpanzee-Type-Writing-Shift for 2004 (in the unheated Nissen-hut, not the other one) had indeed spotted ASH already!) (And if you go here, we have a raft of ancient writings about fake-charity and its iniquities, or even real charity, and its role in a liberal civilisation.)
The Landed Underclass notes today that Charity Finance (whatever that is for) has logged the existence of fakecharities.org, a site set up by the estimable Devil, to expose and monitor the use of public funds directly by “charities”.
The “charities” named in fakecharities.org are almost entirely engaged in fake lobbying: lobbying, it may be added, for mainly liberty-restricting ends such as more persecution of smokers, alcohol-likers, drivers, people who enjoy tasty food such as burgers and chips, other kinds of poor people, and suchlike.
Libertarians of all kinds will know that under liberal or what we call “free” societies, history shows the greatest rate of expansion of private charity. This is contrasted with the situation of charities under a Big State, which forcibly confiscates so much of people’s resources that charities actually suffer and attenuate. The only way they can survive is to actually abdicate their caring role in favour of the Big State tkaing it over, and than “caring” on behalf of “the people”. Naturally, the “charities” which then do best out of the pig-trough are those with the most Statist ends themselves. Small charities which actually do charity may survive in odd niches and localities, such as this one: but those which don’t trough-pig mega with the sharpest elbows will eventually go down.
Of course, this is what a Big State wants.
Or you could have a charity like this one, which not only has been doing something supremely useful for many decades, but takes no money from Big States.
This madman plans to fire trillions of mirrors into space, to “stop global warming. I really do begin to believe that some of these mountebanks are starting to believe their own witchcraft.
Read the whole thing: it’s eitherw ritten by an imaginative but scientifically-illiterate hobbledy-hoy, or else by some very evil and wicked men.
People who haven’t built a gun before ought not to be allowed anywhere near where extra-powerful ones are to be constructed.
Legiron says don’t riot. Please. Not until there’s been a general election to wipe out ZanuLieBorg.
A bit of a maverick one, to be sure, consorting for so long with fascist lefty Nazi scumbags in ZaluLieBorg – but a liberal all the same.
Hat tip Guido Fawkes. Let me guess: he’s the one site that nobody _ever_ confesses to reading…..
The new Bentley looks suitably impressive and expensive. But hardly different from any other executive-express. It also can run on “E85″, available at Morrisons, no less! I doubt that buyers of this car shop there much… This stuff is an 85% mixture of bioethanol with petrol. So when using that fuel instead of nice, famine-free fossil fuels, you can be sure you’ve just starved a few more Africans.
The trouble with big modern car firms like VW (yes it owns Bentley I think, so really this is a re-bodied Phaeton or Bugatti Veyron but who cares?) is that they feel bound to emply phalanxes of PR “executives” in various “communications” departments. This makes them vulnerable to assaults by greenazis, with whom the PR chappies and chappesses went to “uni” probably, and may well have shagged each other while students.
If they didn’t bother to employ these useless wastes-of-rations, in “communications”, then they’d be…
(a) functionally deaf to media-assaults about “non-renewable fuels”, and about “polluting the environment” by not using “bio fuels”
(b) able to afford more engineers and guys at draftsmen’s tables, producing even nicer cars,
(c) not make all their cars look like one another, by passing the desings through fascist-filtering wind-tunnel-software,
(d) able to bring the crypto-terrorist inclinations of the greens out in the open: frustrated as the greens would become, they would turn to terrorism and destruction of car plants, and THEN we will see where “governments” stand. Placate the greenazis or the labour unions?
Wish things like this would be taught now.
I wonder what radio set they used? I will have to find out.
Humans are human after all.
From Mr Eugenides.
I was also amused by what these guys in Greece said….
The group, Sect of Revolutionaries, first appeared earlier this month when it opened fire with a submachine gun on an Athens police station, spraying the precinct with bullets but injuring nobody. [...] On Tuesday, the group carried out a similar attack in the parking lot of the private Alter television station, again causing no injuries.
In a statement published by the daily Ta Nea, the group says its latest attack was a message to journalists that “the time that you were ‘untouchable’ is over.”
“They manipulate our minds daily so that we fill the reserves of our disciplined time with values and functions that feed the system,” the group says, adding: “Let the slugs of media journalism know that apart from the mucus they leave behind them… soon they will also leave blood.”
“Mister journalists, this time we came to your door, but next time you will find us in your homes,” it said.
The assaults culminated on Wednesday with an attempt to detonate a car bomb outside the headquarters of Citibank in Athens. The 60 kilogram device, assembled with ammonium nitrate fuel oil – the explosive used in the Oklahoma City bombing – could have destroyed the four-storey building and killed hundreds.
“From now on, the life of every cop is worth as much as a bullet, while their bodies are the ideal target practice,” the Sect of Revolutionaries declared in its maiden proclamation. “They, like the doughnuts that they eat, are no good without a hole in the middle.”
They may be bloodthirsty lefty lunatics, but those boys can write…(aka Mr Eugenides.)
“Personal Privacy” will have to be sacrificed in order to fight “terrorism” and suchlike.
We already knew that, but now they’re saying it out loud. And the LPUK has a much better-argued and fuller rendition (ha ha ha ha ha! Rendition! is this another word for the lefties to lynch or have they merely invented it to sound like clever-clogs?) of the matter.
A couple of hours ago, we posted this stuff here, ripping as it does the public-trousers (if you can call them that) off the bugger Kim Jong-Il. He shot a woman on the Wireless Tele Vision. Hillary Clinton can’t want that, even though Monica Lewinski was also a woman.
Now, we learn that “North” Korea can point a missile at the continental USA. Personally I doubt that, but we have to be sure either way. It also means that he can point it at China, India, Japan, Russia, Pakistan (he won’t, it’s where he probably got it from at a Bootle-type-boot-fair) Persia, Arabia, Australia and New Zealand (better watch out just in case) Indonesia (he won’t) and so on.
Israel….NOW you’re talking! Everybody of course hates the Jews because they are so clever and thus they have to be killed in culls all the time, or they’ll rumble you and cause you to lose your tenured-university-job-teaching-Gramsco-Marxianism-to-those-who-have-been-Big-Brothered. He’ll get away with that one.
He can’t quite reach South Africa, but it’s gone Nazi so he will leave it.
…..in my entire life, and I have lived past a quite a few now. (Interior Ministers are now always younger than I am.)
Interesting pic on An Englishman’s Castle. Don’t know what you make of it, nor do I, but it says some things that she wants you to know. Here’s the thing:-
It is not suitable to shoot women. Only communists, Gramsco-Marxians and the Prussian general Staff (as a tactic to be used in the terrorising into passivity of occupied regions) sanctioned it. Stalin learned it, rather quickly.
Sorry. It’s just that our strategic-focus-video-incorporation-outreach-Chimpanzee-Typewriter-Group-deputy-chief-assistant-activities-co-ordinator, er, pointed out that, we had not thrown rotting cabbages at Kim Jong-Il for some time, and it was high time we did. At least 9% of the duty-Chimps on this shift found themselves involuntarily typing about him, even without pre-briefing.
Just so he knows we have not forgotten him, and all his works.
That’s much, much better: that’s the real thing. There’s quite enough energy in the Universe for trains to be just like that all the time. Much more intresting.
…and I expect this sort of thing would be allowed under a libertarian constitution. Except that he’d not have got all the know-how in the first place, since the machinery which you needed to instruct people on how to corrupt for your ends, (in return for shagloads of dosh) would not exist.
So, I guess the bugger would be nowhere, and begging on the Streets of Liverpool, with his “wife” lashing him, if we were in charge.
The global-climate-change-Gramsco-MarxiaNazi-buggers, and their _very_ close friends who are the starvation-driving-mass-people-slaughterers, will not now be faced with the evidence – which is that Man is _not_ causing “global warming”. Thye have cleverly scuppered the satellite – and can simultaneously discredit what ordinary people call “rocket-science”….so that it’s for them a “one-stone-solution to a two-bird problem”.
As regards rocket-science, they will be able to sya how inept we all are, and should stay here and subsistence-farm with chicken manure and stuff.
As regards “global warming”, they will be able to say that “the Science” is “still settled”, for there is still “no” evidence for their hypothesis being proved not to be true.
You just do the insurance-equivalent of setting your car on fire, to claim the dosh and pretend it was all right anyway.
UPDATE an hour later…
I have worked out how to say what it is that makes me sad about this particular matter. It’s that, in its ever-tightening screwhold on individuals’ liberties, this current British State takes even toys, that boys and men (and even some girls) have once liked to play with, harmlessly, and turns them into weapons of constriction.
if one was a psychiatrist, then one would, after all this is done, like to take some of these State people, put them on the couch, and try to find out, really find out, what made them do what they did? Why did a man who sold teledrones to the Army (understandable) agree to sell them to the State Police….why did he not send the bastards packing out of his office waving a cricket bat, even, when they came to ask to buy them from him…to spy on British householders late on….?
Why did the couchee-subjects I have referred to, see the world not as other people, but as controllers of it? or as salesmen to controllers? As controllers of other, unknown individuals’ lives, or worse, as accessories after the fact of that imposed control?
Is it just simple nasty error-ridden Gramsco-Marxianism, or is it something…..deeper? What actually motivated them to consciously err?
Can’t they understand that individuals have Free Will? That the reason for opposition to State control is that it ought not to exist?
In the end, what is it that makes someone want to be, say, a traffic warden, or a concentration-camp-guard, or a “modern” interior-ministry-policeman?
Have we as libertarians failed in some way, to explain how this mind-set cannot be normal, and the owner of it must have suffered in some way, to get like that?
Or, does evil really exist, existentially?…..here’s the post you signed on for……..
Now we are to be faced with this. The Law will need to be clarified on the following points:-
(1) What measures will householders be able to take to prevent overflight of their property by these robots, if they decide they simply don’t like them and don’t actually want them around, or they are a nuisance, or they keep us awake in the night, or they scare the racing-pigeons? (The helicopters are bad enough.)
(2) To what extent will _Radio Amateurs_ be prevented from _examining_ and then _analysing_ the frequencies and transmission-modes used? (I never said we would try to transmit on these bands or even interfere with them…we are strictly licensed to operate on certain bands, and in particular modes only. But “nobody suggests” that we can’t listen to any public transmission or signal whatsoever….)
(3) What are the “sunset” clauses inherent in the use of these extraordinary bits of machinery, considering thatw e are supposed to be living in what even this government calls a “Free Society”?
Where must the Queen’s subjects stand up, and actually draw the line in the sand?
What, for example, if you wanted to do Practical Coal Mining, in your garden? Would this stuff be used against you?
Here. Read the thing in full, you need to follow the argument and I have work to do!
Here. This chap is a Canadian conservative: I have always hoped that there would be some of these.
I swore not to write about Jade Goody. Honestly, I did – whether she was dead or alive.
For foreign readers – of whom there may now be many, I cannot count – Jade Goody is a person who appeared, a few (I can’t remember how many) years ago, on a thing called “Big Brother” (I don’t expect you people in proper countries have that on your Wireless Tele Visions: only we do, as this is ZanuLieBorgLand and the thing is designed as a deliberate neo-Utopian-de-educator.) She insulted, racially, it is said, a person called Shilpa Shetty, a “Bollywood” actress, calling her “Shilpa Poppadom” – my reaction on being told this by a scandalised student was “so what”? since the actress said at the time that she did not mind either way. But Jade Goody became, er, famous for being famous.
Now, the world has learned that Jade Goody is dying of metastatised cervical cancer. Of course, this is a very sad position for anybody to be in. The issues as regards the Libertarian Alliance, and what I decide to blog about for it, are as follows:-
(1) Societies that are in decline, in terms of their philosophical stature, start to worship false gods. That is to say, they are like the Incas and Mayans and other failed-projects, and all that lot which elevate a human being for a week or so, then tear its heart out, while it is living, in front of everyone. Socialism encourages this of course as I have always said, as the public purging of pity and terror takes the watchers’ minds off their own problems with the enemy-class (be it priests or rulers) for a few minutes or days. Jade Goody’s TV travails and tele-tormentings of others and herself were just another ingenious device: used by people like Peter Bazalgette, to help narcotize the British People into keeping ZanuLieBorg in power for longer.
(2) Jade Goody herself has focussed on what is important in the time left to her, which shows that All Men are capable of redemption and forgiveness. This is the ultimate Libertarian message, as I keep saying, which destroys both at one moment the entire pseudo-science of “criminology”, and also ampplifies the truth which All Men know, which is that God gave Men Free Will – to choose either Good, or Evil. The choice it ours. She has, in her last weeks, chosen Good. She apparently got married yesterday, to somebody called Jack Tweed, and although huge sums of money have been arranged for the “rights” to the pictures etc, the money will be used to help educate her little sons. I think this is a bloody good show. Good for her, and it shows that underneath perhaps, just perhaps, she was not really like the others.
If she is sincere, this sad story then shows the power of repentance and redemption. I object to the auto-insertion into the narrative of the odious cockroach-of-faux-celebrity-Max-Clifford, from whom I would be reluctant to accept a whisky, in case there were media-rights-conditions attached, but if he helps her to save the lives and futures of her poor boys, I will be satisfied. (I’m sure his software will find this blog entry.)
Oh, and Jack Straw has after all some glimmerings of humanity and kindness in his institutionalo-socialistically-warped soul (like all the others who are potentially-lost souls.) He allowed Jack Tweed’s curfew (the fellow has what is known as a “tag”, whatever that might be) to be lifted for one night. of course, he is the “Justice Minister”, so he can do anything he likes I guess. But it was kind and it ought to be noted. I am quite sure that The Recording-Angel has already filed this matter.
I don’t think that ultimately Jack Straw is an innately bad man, even though a socialist, and potentially unforgiveable, for the wrongness of this policy-position is patent. He too is potentially capable of redemption – even though he did this deed for socialist-ZanuLieBorg publicity reasons.
Perhaps it would matter less that Members of the European Parliament scoop £200,000 per year in “expenses” and “allowances” (that’s about USD $ 300,000) if what they did was essentially harmless and unimportant to the rest of us.
I’m not sure that President Barack Obama even earns quite that total amount (with his ordinary pay of course) and you oculd argue that he deserves it more in return for the augmented stress of his own job.
We at the Libertarian Alliance often say that being engulfed in the EU is “a” problem, but it is not “the main” problem, for Britain and in particular England (which not only does the nett paying for the EU boondoggle, but against which and against whose traditions, customs and commercial practises “EU directives” are often specifically “directed”.
But the EU is certainly an expensive problem, aside from the legislative implications. if we could leave, we could abolish VAT.
I can’t do it, because every time I try, I get told this:-
“Your comment posting failed because you have submitted too many comments in too short a time. Please try again in a short while.”
If he’s reading this, can he tell us what to do?
Traffic seemed curiously to be coming from this site, a while ago, so I discovered what it was, took advantage of the proposal, and Alphainventions does really add about 10% – 30% to our daily views. We are already a biggish blog as absolute page views go I think, but a few hundred more won’t hurt: we need to get the message out, to broadcast, even if people don’t stay! (And I’m grateful.)
No idea how it works, but we’re happy about it. For those of you who have come in through this portal, here is an important post about the right direction for conservative political philosophy and strategy for a possible incoming Tory administration, at the next British General Election.
I’ve commented about this poor, sad, unhistorically-educated Monty Don chappie on The Landed Underclass, earlier, but Bella Gerens does a better academic demolition job on him and his hypotheses.
Yes it’s nice to play at growing a few veg – even keeping a few chickens, if you can stand the slimy shit, are prepared to shoot, gas or snare the inevitable foxes and hawks (beware of the RSPB Gestapo*** on that one!) and stuff their corpses in your wheelie-bin, and if you can bear, as a metropolitan dweller, to kill, pluck, draw and then cook and eat the poor bastards when the time comes.
I don’t object to play-growing. But it won’t feed a nation of 60 million, no way Monty. You can afford to, but we can’t.
***Hawks are of course quite OK, and ought to be allowed to predate your stuff all they want, but your food-birds are of no interest ot them whatsoever.
Comment from Blogmaster:- I should have said that this is the post which Keith Neilson comments on below. The original post was a stormer, which has mightily upset certain Tories in the UK.
The Art of Fugue cont. IX :-
Some good footwork:-
More footwork (how does his brain know what to do all the time?):-
And just a boy, on such a powerful machine (Liverpool, down-t’road):-
Some lesser-known Widor:-
And from Poland, at the second-most-revered pilgimage site in the country:-
This one gets realy nice at about 1:03:
Here is the humour to brighten up a boring, uneventful Thursday night:
Someone tried to put part of an episode of Top Gear (My favourite show, Jeremy Clarkson is GOD) into a game, wich is quite fun:
Gordon Brown has apparently invited poor unwitting Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI to Britain. Since everything that Brown touches turns to dust and ashes, including the UK economy, the Libertarian Alliance urges the Pope NOT TO ACCEPT the invitation to come to Britain. It is not any more a Christian country in any regular sense anyway, so why bother?
Despite him being the Vicar of Christ, the Pope turning up here can’t save us from the ZanuLieborg Hell we are now in: only we can.
OI !!!! Pope!
Can you hear us?
Please don’t come: save yourself for Brazil or Zimbabwe where you’ll be safer or somewhere, that needs you more. Something bad will happen to the Catholic Church, or you might die of MRSA (don’t kiss the “health” “secretary” at all) or “Jacqui” “Smith” might want to scan you on video at the airport.
Thursday, 26th February 2009…a date to watch, for some fireworks…..
At The Oxford Union,
Dr Sean Gabb of the Libertarian Alliance
shall oppose the following motion:-
“This House Would Restrict The Free Speech of Extremists”.