Monthly Archives: April 2009

New Libertarian blog just spotted


Hat tip Brian Micklethwait.

Here’s Life, Liberty and proper tea. He even linked to us here – a famous and well-under-reported speech by Sean Gabb about British conservatism!

Gurkhas (might now be able to stay) : quite right too


UPDATE1:- Jeff Randall sticks it good and proper to Gordon Brown. But I take issue with Jeff on one point. He thinks ZanuLieBorg is inept and venal.

I do not. I think they are astonishingly patient, irremediably wicked, exquisitely organised _and_ with a Plan, and inimical to Western liberal civilisation on purpose. They have got like this quite voluntarily, willingly lapping up GramscoMarxian evil and corruption from the mother’s-milk of their University tutors, who we should never have allowed to be in place where they were in the first place. I can’t right now think what ought to have been done with such intellectuals instead, but they should certainly never have been allowed inside a teaching establishment – indeed, exactly as State socialist functionaries in the Warsaw Pact countries barred liberals from any sort of academic post whatever.

“Hate speech” is what these buggers want to prosecute people like us for: actually it is what they do to others.

 

David Davis

Round One to Nick Clegg  – and to a band of honourable Labour MPs, for either voting against their dear Leader or at least abstaining, despite the protests of Tacqui Jacqui.

One thing that libertarians understand, and GramscoFabiaNazis actively and purposefully reject, is the common currency of human morality, honour and respect. It ought to have been obvious to a child of six that if A encourages B, C and D to enlist as soldiers, who carry the implicit risk of injury or death while in service of A, then A cannot in all logicality stop B, C and D from coming to live later in A’s country, if it should please them to do so.

I can’t think many would, specially now. But it’s not the point. Although these unreconstructed primitive shysters, snake-oil-peddlers and gangsters who today rule us have made this place a vision of hell, moral principles are absolute – or ought to be. Libertarians understand this, which is why we are frequently to hated and challenged in debate by relativists.

A future Libertarian British – or English? – administration (a tautology I admit) cannot afford to make such mistakes. We shall need friends, and will understand how not to rat on people.

What an interesting piece of writing


David Davis

Here’s old friend Brian Micklethwait at Samizdata. I just wanted to share this bit with those of you who might otherwise have missed it.

Ho ho ho


Shotsmag Reviews -Conspiracies of Rome


 

Shotsmag Reviews -Conspiracies of Rome

CONSPIRACIES OF ROME

Richard Blake

Hodder, pbk
Feb 2008 £7.99
Reviewer L J Hurst

No matter what condition it is in, or which enemy might be knocking at the door, there always is and has been backstabbing going on in Rome. For the thriller writer the question has to be, when? Is it the Rome of the late Republic, or the early Empire? The Rome of the Middle Ages or the Rome of today? Rome has managed to be the same and yet different in every period. Richard Blake has found another of those Romes: that of 607 AD. Christianity has been established across the remains of the Empire, but the Empire itself is split into two, with the Emperor resident in Constantinople, while the Lombards have a kingdom of their own to the north of the Alps, and follow the Arian heresy rather the rule of the Pope.
In England, the Pope is still hoping to make angels of the Angles: Aelric is one of them, in theory a member of the conquering ruling class, whose relatives are ending unhappily, and whose attempts to make another life for himself in the Church are spoiled by his taste for young ladies. Not a wise move when those ladies might have fathers in power. Aelric and his church master, Maximin, manage to be sent on a mission to Rome, in theory to bring back Christian scripture and classic literature, though this is also convenient for Aelric as one of his ladies has fallen pregnant. Aelric, events are to prove, is a something of a picaro, an early Flashman.
Rome from a distance looks like the true Christian city on a hill, closer Aerlic finds it is a ruin above broken sewers. Drainholes might be blocked, they might have collapsed, they might allow bodies to be dumped within them. One morning, not long the priest and his acolyte arrive with some gold acquired unusually on their way, Aelric finds the body of his old master, stabbed and battered, victim of perhaps not one but two assaults. Aelric realises that the authorities are unlikely to find the murderers very soon and begins his own investigations. He is fortunate to have the help of one of the last members of the Roman aristocracy; he is lest fortunate to share Lucius’s sexual and pagan activities, which could lead to a heretic’s end. Aelric cannot stop himself, though, it seems.
Richard Blake has found a period rich in opportunities for murder, theft, even share and banking fraud. The Empire and the Papacy do not have common interests, nor do the slaves who still staff the civil service, and the barbarian tribes are learning to use more civilised methods to achieve their aims, as Aelric discovers when he intercepts an encrypted letter. His doubts about what he could do with the knowledge, though, are just another thread in Richard Blake’s tapestry of plot, cunning and brutal death that will move to Constantinople in the next book*. Look out for the series.
* The Terror of Constantinople (Feb 2009 Hbk £19.99)

Probably no new stuff today…


David Davis

…unless Fred Bloggs, Mummylonglegs or Sean Gabb can find the government’s trousers-of-the-day, and tear them off. I have several tasks, mostly unpleasant or at least euphorially-unrewarding, to perform instead.

What is the point of this gesture?


David Davis

UPDATE1:- I see that The Last Ditch spotted this mountebankery too. I wasn’t the only one then.

There you are. I will now be accused of being a “holocaust-denier”.

But the buildings and museum-environment that remains there is memorial enough. Blasted poser Gordon Brown, the sub-prime-mentalist, is unhinged and deluded by his grand tour fo the world, and has to make some pointless gesture.

What the hell use is _yet another_ attachment to the Auschwitz complex, either to the Lost Dead, or to We The Living?

We all _know_ what caused this tragedy. Collectivism. Let’s just help the case by _not spending and more money_ on GramscoFabiaNazi professors in Universities, OK?

Here’s a couple of socialists, pretending in publlic to show anguish over the wicked murderous deeds of some other socialists….perhaps “lessons had needed to be learned”…why ever do we all put up with the mountebankian nonsense?

 

A good day to bury bad news

A good day to bury bad news