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Geert Wilders (never ‘eard of him.) But let’s see how quickly he gets beheaded in the street in London, and then decide who’s more liberal.
UPDATE2:- This is what Obnoxio the Clown thinks of the matter. I didn’t even know Geert Wilders was a Dutch MP and that he’s been kicked out due to some threat or other from some crack-heads from upper-Jipoopooland: sorry, you see we live in Lancashire, we don’t really get multiculti-crack-heads here, ‘cozz it’s miles away, thank God at least that Copper Wire has been discovered, so I can say something and you’ll hear it by August next year…..
UPDATE1:- I gather he’s been deported. Can’t think that Keeley Hazell would approve of that, although of course she might, it’s her choice. However – let us suppose, hypothetically, just suppose – that he’d made a movie about how misogynistically-repressive the Catholic Chruch was, about women.
That it said, for example, that they don’t allow women to be priests….or that women should ordinarily “submit to their husbands’ “demands” ” – whatever that may mean…or, even – wait for it – a movie about “what a Jesuit is really thinking”. You know the sort of thing: sinister backlit shots of faceless, unrecognisable “Jesuits”, silhouetted, saying unmentionable things, such as there is Right and Wrong……
……and that “some things are good, some things are bad”.
D’you think Wilders would get deported for that?
Neither do I.
P’raps it’s because he looks like every young female Gramsco-Marxian teacher’s nightmare-phantasm of a socialist Nazi SS trooper blond beast?
…and…he ought to have worn a nice red tie…..the blueish one is death on stilts…..
My 100-chimpanzee-typewriter-research stenographic staff in the video-scanning-Nissen-Hut just went on idly, and this turned up. How extraordinary for a concept…I think it’s very sensual anyway, so there:-
What a delicious, pretty girl: I shall naturally acquire four of those at least (for Mohammed [peace be upon him] has said it’s all right if I can “support them” (pun.) He trumps Jesus Christ (being 600-odd-years more modern) who would have taken an alternative, possibly more reactionary – dare I say conservative? – view. Of course M had more than four, and also probably many, many captured and forcibly-widowed Jewesses too (He said that was OK also, He really did, I’m just quoting Him.) Moreover, I have noticed that He [peace be upon him] says Jews are “dhimmis”, so of course then I can do anything I want with them: women-dhimmis of course will have even more “modified” status than ordinary ones.
I am sure that the “Jo Brand” thingytroid, whatever such a Marxi-Gramscomachine may be in reality (I have to say I had really never, never, heard of her at all before the last few days) will agree. This is ‘coz since Mohammed is not somebody to whom we should in any circumstances “send the poo” (not my words, Jo Brand’s!), as of course naturally he [Peace be upon Him] is not a member of the BNP, and is therefore entirely non-racist.
Pity that the pretty advert-girl’s ears (not the JoBrand-machine’s) are too small and flat for her profile. I said “ears”. I really did.
Just some Saturday night nonsense.
And a Spitfire to round off:-
633 Squadron Mosquito Deathstar attack spoof:-
I know it’s useless, stupid and, well, just sad, for a blog to talk about another one, but this is so funny.
Mr Eugenides, here, lauds The Devil, who did it here, about some film review or other for some “picture” about Che Guevara (and no, you T-shirt still it not cool, you juvenile wannabe-murdering-scumbag.)
All we know about Ernesto “Chè” Guevara, on this blog here, is this. It’s a good picture for Christmas:-
But the whole spat does raise an interesting point (interesting to me anyway…). The vast majority of the “film” “industry’s” stuff, described very seriously as “output”, seems to be what we on the liberal wing of politics would call “counter-cultural” – which is to say: it glorifies persons who either are authoritarian, or who would become so at the drop of a hat. We only rarely get something like “The Lord of the Rings” which even Gramsci himself would have difficulty politicising against his own culture. Here’s a list off the top of my head:-
Lenin (a long time ago, in I think “Nicholas and Alexandra”)
William Wallace (a terrorist who got what he deserved, and no he was NOT the father of Edward III.)
Those journalists whose names I can’t remember who shafted poor Richard Nixon
Titanic (all that s*** about the poor thrid class Irish being locked in to drown….reprehensible, and if I was the legatees of the Shipping Line, I would have sued.
And many others.
The people who do this gear should try making the films in North Korea, or Cuba, about Kim or Fidel.
I guess the other point is that, well, we all want to be able in this cyber-age to be “up with it”, though what “it” is with which we have to be “with”, is ill-defined. We all want to flag useful and interetsing stuff to others, i guess.
Nah. I do not think so. I think the Islamists want to pull down India, like they are doing to Britain and the USA. India will be free and liberal if they are not careful and can’t stop this in time. And it has Nuclear Weapons (thank God…..for now… unless some other people get control of them.)
I think that a Islamic terrorist is wearing an orange band (even if he is), and whatever that is or may be, to make the gullible self-hating-Western media think that this is a “false-flag” operation, and that he is a Hindu whom the organisers have not properly dressed.
I do not think that the very clever Indians, in their government, if they had done such a plan, would allow an actor to go “on stage” while still yet “improperly dressed”. It is a simple matter of continuity. we used “girls” to check that sort of thing in the days when Hollywood made good fillums.
Here’s a fillum:-
This one’s just for you, Tony!
Humour aside, this trilogy is the Great Film Achievement of our time. It may possibly never be bettered: although that is always dangerous to say. And here’s a nice tune:-
This might be a better version, Youchoose:-
Here’s Roger more. Goodness, me, all these people I have never heard of, and who have been there all the time. Perhaps that’s why Libertarians are not making as rapid progress towards the commanding heights of the world’s podia, so that we can do the Murray Rothbard thingy and PRESS ALL THE BUTTONS.
We though that Rand, Rothbard, Hayek and Mises were the only four people who existed! We’ve identified our problem! There are others! They need to buy our books! (Then everything will be all right.)
Sorry. It’s a nice afternoon here and we are just doing flippant stuff today. This from Newsbiscuit gave me a quick chortle.
1st July 2008
Libertarian Alliance Conference, London, October 2008
Jim & Sue Thornton Garden Party
David Davis Campaign
Libertarian Alliance Blog
Sean Gabb Radio Discussion with Marxist Labour MP
Sean Gabb Radio Discussion with Simon Hughes MP
Sean Gabb Latest Publication
Property and Freedom Society Conference Video Files
Recommendations for Summer Reading
I am at the moment tearingly busy. I have examinations to supervise and mark. I have one novel to finish and another to begin. I have two commissions for political books. I am trying to finish my long report on the Property and Freedom Society conference in Turkey. I am also looking after the Baby Bear whenever Mrs Gabb goes up to London to make money.
All this explains why I have done so little this month for the Libertarian Alliance. However, I have not been completely idle. This Bulletin, though not a record of exceptional activity, is not completely blank.
Our 25th-26th October conference will, as usual, be at the National Liberal Club just by Trafalgar Square. This will be a fine event, with speakers from all over the world, including Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Aubrey de Gray, Guy Herbert, and Christian Michel – and ME!
If you are European, you may think London far too expensive to visit just for a conference. If so, think again. The New Labour Terror has now brought on a collapse of the Pound. My wife was in one of the big London department stores earlier today, listening to some Czech tourists. They were crying out at the low prices, and buying everything in sight. If you are from the Eurozone, or if your own currency is pegged to the Euro, you will find London as cheap as I used to find Eastern Europe. If you do your Christmas shopping in Oxford Street – and the sales by then will be in full swing – you will probably save the cost of your flight, your hotel booking and the conference fee.
If you are American, bad luck – the Dollar is going down even faster than the Pound. But we can offer “free” coffee, and the conference fee includes a really decent London club dinner. NO SMOKING is permitted on British territory in any structure enclosed by three walls and a roof – or the Metropolitan Police will either shoot you dead or detain you without charge until Christmas. You decide which is worse.
Go here for more information and to book your place. If you are British, hurry – in the next few days, I will put the price up by £15!
On Saturday the 21st June, I braved our extortionate petrol prices – most of it tax for HMG – and drove off to Nottinghamshire, where Jim and Sue Thornton were having their summer garden party. I spoke for about ten minutes to a mixed group of Conservative Party activists and doctors from various local hospitals. This being England and in June, it rained steadily throughout the afternoon, and I spoke under cover.
Because we had to keep the camera under cover, the sound quality is not brilliant. But here is a video record of the event:
Further to our promise made last month, we have now sent our donation of £100 to the David Davis campaign. We did hope that Mr Davis would roundly condemn all detention without charge beyond 48 hours. Even so, his campaign is the closest the people of this country will have to a referendum on the police state that Labour has given us.
For nearly two years now, the Libertarian Alliance has had its own blog. Filled with the writings of David Davis – our one, not the other one! – and virtually no one else, this is building up a reputation on the Internet for prompt and forthright comment on the horrors of England under the Brown Heel. You can find it here:
Last 12th June, I had a radio discussion with a Labour Member of Parliament about the new law brought in by Labour that allows six week internment of political prisoners. At the end of the discussion, I was asked if I would like a drink with the Honourable Member. I replied that if I met her, I would be unsure whether to laugh at her or vomit on her
When I publicised this to a few members of my list, the recording of the discussion got 3,000 hits. I notice it was much enjoyed by members of the British National Party. One of my American friends suggested the wretched woman would be a waste of good vomit. Here is the discussion in full:
On Tuesday the 24th June, I was called on at the last minute to discuss with Simon Hughes, a senior Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament, whether voting should be made compulsory in England. He spoke about the need to “renew” our democracy. I gave the man a good roasting over how he and his colleagues voted to deny us a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty. The discussion is most notable, however, for being my daughter’s first ever media appearance. Mrs Gabb had left her with me, and the BBC was good enough to accept both of us.
Here is the text and video of my speech to the Property and Freedom Society last May in Turkey. I spoke on Ancient Financial Markets. This may seem rather a dry subject, but is of some importance, bearing in mind the Marxist capture of Classical Studies during the past half century. The fiile is here:
I will finish my conference report, but it has expanded to considerable length, and I feel some parts of it could be trimmed. But video files for the whole conference are now on the Internet. Some of these are of acceptable quality. Others have been savagely downgraded by Google Video. Of particular note, given the Supreme Court judgment of the past few days, is John Lott talking about guns. Here is the link to all the video files:
As ever, I do most strongly recommend the Hotel Karia Princess in Bodrum:
And here is the Property and Freedom Society:
Many of us are preparing to go on holiday. I will therefore make my recommendations for a good read on the beach.
First, we have what has been called the novel of the century – a blazing masterpiece set in early mediaeval Rome. Conspiracies of Rome by Richard Blake was published by Hodder & Stoughton in February to immense acclaim, and translation rights have been sold for Spanish, Italian and Hungarian, with Czech rights presently in negotiation.
The hardback sold out within a week. The British market is being supplied with the export paperback. The mass market paperback comes out at Christmas. I think EVERYONE on my list should run out and order ten copies, for distribution as presents to friends and loved ones.
If one of your friends or loved ones is a film mogul in Hollywood, you should certainly give him a copy for Christmas or Hanukkah. It will make the cigar fall from his lips as he reaches for his chequebook!
Here it is:
And here are some reviews if you doubt my word:
Oh, but I will quote one of the reviews – this one from someone living in Italy:
“I have not even finished reading the book and I feel safe in rating it 5 stars. Living in Rome, I should be better informed as to its history and this book has given me not only the motivation to read more Roman history but a very good starting point! Buy this book! Keep it in your library forever!”
Second, we have Crap: A Guide to Politics, by Terry Arthur. This is a revision and updating of a classic, first published in 1975, that helped me discover that I was a libertarian and not raving mad. The new version is just as entertaining as the original. You can buy it here:
Third, we have Licensed to Hug by Frank Furedi and Jennie Bristow. This has already made a splash in the newspapers with its denunciation of the Sexual Offenders Register maintained by the British Government and the requirement that about a third of the population should be checked against it before being allowed near children. My last mention of a book from Civitas was so damning that the book had to be withdrawn, and there was a crisis in the Conservative Party. But this one is well well worth buying:
Fourth, we have Old Nick’s Guide to Happiness by Nicholas Dykes. This is a long philosophical novel in the tradition of Ayn Rand. Because Nicholas put an invalid ISBN on the cover, you cannot buy the book through Amazon. But you can order it directly:
Fifth, we have Lodging of a Wayfaring Man by Paul Rosenberg. This is another philosophical novel – about how freedom fighters create their own alternative society on the Internet. You can buy it here:
In closing, I wish you all a happy summer. The world economy has been messed up by big government and its handmaiden big business. But the sun still shines – everywhere, that is, except in England!
Director, The Libertarian Alliance
Tel: 07956 472 199
Richard Littlejohn and the Dustbin Nazis. I love it. It could be a great title for J K Rowling’s next Hairy Pooter film.
All this backs up Sean Gabb’s thesis, which is that while the EU is “a” problem, both for libertarianism and for English Liberalism, it is not really “the” problem. Today’s news re-inforces my own thesis that, for libertarianism to succeed, it must be first allied to English Nationalism.
LET’S RE-BOMB DRESDEN. And this time, for the right reasons; and this time, “ground-zero” is the “university” of “technology”. With a cruise missile, in which the embedded-40-MHz-386 knows the location of the toilets, and also precisely when the EU-bureaucratchiks, who came up with this nonsense, are having a slash. Read Richard Littlejohn (for Prime Minister) and you’ll see exactly why.
We’ll leave the Frauenkirche alone this time, honest, guv. Anyway, we’ve been lambasted enough by now, for destroying it on Stalin’s orders, and we even gave you a new Cross. My generation of liberal English People, whose fathers did the right thing, does not want to share Stalin’s guilt any more, no, not.
Here are some choice quotes form the EU, no less, to back up what goes on here:-
“Councils should set up a ‘police department’ to sift through rubbish to search for the addresses of ‘offenders’ in discarded mail, and issue fines of up to £400.”
“The Eurocrats admit bin charges are a ‘ politically sensitive issue’, and warn of ‘uncertain and perhaps uncontrollable citizens’ response’. But the handbook stresses ‘this lack of consensus should not be allowed to intimidate us into avoiding innovation’.”
Although these only have the status of “directives”, which is to say that other European nations interpret them freely and quite liberally, they are actually enforced rigorously here in the UK.
and here’s what I got from elsewhere:-
Many of you will have seen today’s Daily Mail and an article by Richard Littlejohn. In view of his “capacity to colour his writing” (as somebody has said to me) I hope it will be examined at leisure and critically.
To me this looks like another instance of domestic overkill! You’ll notice that the directive quoted has been around for 13 years already. Also directives are not laws they are statements of policy aims and subject to local interpretation. All countries except Britain usually adapt these to local conditions. Our civil servants do the opposite – treat them as law and then strengthen them. The remedy to THAT is a domestic one.
I THINK - I may be wrong – that this is another “conspiracy’ dreamt up to agitate us, There are elements of truth in it of course but I suspect much of it is an attempt to use the antagonism to Brussels as a tool to stop this. In wehich case it cxould bac-fire for the remedy is closer at hand! there is also some kite-flying.
Right here where I live we have no wheelie bins. We put out black sacks in a heap for about 8 houses. The paper/plastic/foil/cardboard boxes are well used. Garden refuse has its own sacks. There are also kitchen waste (which, because I have virtually none) I ignore. I haven’t room indoors for another container. It all works efficiently and smoothly and everyone is happy. In fact my black sack only goes out every other week now as I recycle so much more. Plastic was filling it up before!
They have no means of enforcing anything and our newly elected Tory council (plus the two neighbouring ones) have all said they are not going to waste money giving us all wheelie bins. Apart from those who suffer from age and infirmity there is no way they could get a wheelie bin up steps and stairs into their flats, round all the corners in it, down a high step to the gate.
I think I’ll let it run a bit longer before jumping on this particular bandwagon!
“Heath Ledger”…I thought this was something logged-into and kept by Eurosceptics, regarding Ted Heath’s crimes against the British.
A man called “Heath Ledger”, an unfortunate name to be sure, has apparently sadly died in pill-strewn circumstances in New York, aged 28. (They always do, these people; what is it about “pills”, and about the life they choose, that makes this method of death so popular? I only ask because I want to know.)
I had no idea until this morning what he was known for, since I do not watch “movies” much at all unless they are called “The First of The Few”, the “The Dambusters”, or “Where Eagles Dare”, “The Hunt for Red October”, “Top Gun”, “Sink the Bismarck!” (surprisingly powerful, sensitive and good when viewed by today’s youth who – through the action of Socialism – don’t know and don’t want to know anything at all about anything, and with very sound performances by Kenneth More and Dana Wynter), and “The Lord of the Rings”. Peter Jackson’s epic, possibly the Great Film of Our Time, is still a bit borderline for me although I consider the Book to be one of the most powerful literary works of Man’s Mind ever to be produced. It is going to be probably the best achievable realisation of my old lecturer’s Personal-Grand-English-Mythology, in practice, in this 21st century sociopolitical climate which we are forced for now to inhabit. (I am old enough to have had the great good fortune to hear the author himself, talking about it informally as digressions from his actual subjects of the day.)
I thought that a “Heath Ledger” was something kept by the society of Ted Heath Burners, until I discovered…..the media.
This is not to belittle the personal sorrow for his family, of this young man’s death. But the eulogies following him, even in the Torygraph, make him sound like the Pope, or even, dare we say it, Elvis. Was he the star of something that the left-mediarati idolize as a philosophy, despite the film’s largely-unwatched status, specially in the Mid-West, or was he just a good actor who will be missed? Again, I only ask because I want to know.
Video record of the Libertarian Alliance 2007 Conference; also the 2006 and 2005 events, if you can click stuff!
Here they are. You can click on the date-links to get each conference.
The Libertarian Alliance has held dozens of conferences and seminars during the past thirty years. Most of these are evidenced by nothing more than an old brochure, the occasional publication arising, and a mass of photographs in the Chris R. Tame collection.
In 2005, however, we acquired a video camera, and decided that everything from then should be carefully recorded and made available. Here are the video records of the conferences held since then.
2007 Conference of the Libertarian Alliance and Libertarian International, held in November at the National Liberal Club in London
2006 Conference of the Libertarian Alliance and Libertarian International, held in November at the National Liberal Club in London
2005 Conference of the Libertarian Alliance and Libertarian International, held in October at the National Liberal Club in London
And no, sorry! I don’t know either, why wordpress has formatted the 2005 conference in a larger pointsize! (Faced with computer-stuff, I sometimes I feel like that semi-funny guy in the movie, the one where the unlikely comedian sits by accident in the cockpit towards the end of the film, pulls levers while wisecracking, in order to try to save the world from the evil Bureautrons, or whatever. Then sometimes he even pulls the right one.)
You know! “I wonder what this button does??!!”