But it probably will work and the bastard’ll get in
From our own comment thread on here.
Sean, I don’t think voting makes much difference at this stage, but as I said before, better to vote counter-hegemonic (UKIP, LPUK, even BNP) than pro-hegemonic. Cameron’s entirely a creature of the Enemy- indeed his plan for 5000 state activists, funded via the Proggie Network, will just broaden and deepen their power. A Tory government certainly won’t help us a single jot. A Tory lose however may throw that useless bunch of quislings into terminal disarray.
I also don’t think Chris Tame’s worthy plan- of influencing the ideological hegemony- is going to ever work. It simply isn’t in their class interest to listen to us, even if the occasional maverick does. The reality is that the Gramscian methodoloy works for people seeking to expand state power, in their own interests. We need a better political strategy that will work for people trying to abolish the ruling class.
So one way of looking at it is, we have to achieve what the Marxists failed to achieve, which is the mobilisation of the proleteriat- in our case, our proleteriat being everyone outside the government, rich or poor. The big problem is that over the past century the state has expanded into every area of life. It’s not going to be easy.
One thing in particular libertarians have to stop doing is attacking weak people. You mentioned in your book the political error of banging on about welfare recipients, and I entirely agree. The Enemy succeed because they always, always, ally themselves with some perceived weak group (the poor, blacks, gays, etc) so that even when they’re doing something ghastly, it’s “in a good cause”. Attacking poor people etc is equivalent to being seen kicking a cripple in the head. Even when you explain he stole your wallet, people will still think you’re a bastard. No wonder the “right”, or the non-left, or whatnot, have consistently lost with such dunderheaded ignorance of human nature.
We may need to rebrand ourselves. We certainly need to start working under non-libertarian banners. Greenpeace may be a socialist group, but they don’t call themselves that. We need to pump out philosophy and propaganda, we need to make whatever alliances we can, and we need to pull together realistic programmes that show how a society can transfer from state dependence to liberty without millions collapsing into poverty, rather than the libertarian habit of arguing constantly about what the Glorious End State will be after some miraculous transformation. We’re in the position of wanting to free some poor desperate population from a ghastly Victorian institution. But the fact is, they’ve lived there their whole lives. They don’t know how to cook, or get a home, or go to the shops. If we threaten to fling the doors open and turf them out onto the streets, we’ll just get terror, not gratitude.
Five more years of Labour, or five of the Tories, it makes no real difference. Whichever we get, things will be more desperate and ghastly in 2015 than they are now. But, things are better for us than they were five or ten years ago. The message is getting out. The Methodist State is reaching its apotheosis, the political class become more transparently fascist and disconnected with every day.
And, we must always remember that the State we’re in is not the inevitable consequence of government. It has the form it has because of specific politicking by specific groups that stretch back a century and a half or even two- kicked into gear by evangelists from nutty sects (Methodists, Quakers etc here, Yankees in the USA (Rothbard wrote a lot on this without quite following it through)). They are our enemies, and they have to be rooted out of the nests they’ve built. The dumb politicians who do their bidding are barely of consequence. Their grotesque schemes nearly fell to bits in the twentieth century, and it was only the marxists who saved them. Well, the marxists are gone now. Once people have lived a while under the new progressive puritanism, that’ll start collapsing too (it’s cracking in places already) and this time there are no marxists left. This time, it must be us who are waiting to take the opportunity.
We can win this thing.
Tickle Cock Bridge has got its proper name back, after “local people” objected en masse to the GramscoSoviet renaming it “Tittle Cott Bridge”….the excuse for the Gramsco bit was that…oh… “a Councillor spotted it and wrote it down like that”…
It shows that the GramscoFabiaNazis _can_ be browbeated in their own front yards – which are in any case ours – and so it shows how they will be made to go without our having to resort to war.
As to criticisms of my term “GramscoFabiaNazi”:-
(1) They apply Gramscian political conflict theory to how they go about undermining and replacing our value systems with theirs,
(2) They are Fabians, in that they know how to boil frogs, very very slowly, and this is what makes them, in the British context, especially dangerous, for we as a nation are inclined to laziness in maintaining defences, and this has always been a serious and potentially mortal failing on our part,
(3) They are Nazis in that Green-Leftist-State-Fascism is what they propose to impose.
David Davis says it’s a PR stunt designed to coincide with the Copenhagen religious celebration of pagan pre-capitalist neopastoralist Nazi barbarism.
3,500MWh (per year) sounds like a sexy big number. And the population of Westray is “600″. But let’s take it to bits. This is 3,500,000 Kwh. This is 1,26E13 Joules, which equates to a true duty-cycle-adjusted output of 399.6 Kw.
Let’s be generous and say 450 Kw. I can imagine Westray being fairly windy, by our standards here. (And it won’t be spinning all the time – I have taken the given figures as allowing for the wind-dependent duty-cycle.)
Then, also, it’s rather a big turbine. 220 feet tall. (What’s its service life? Anyone know? And what are the servicing costs which will apply throughout its life?)
That’s a mean year-round availability of 750 watts per inhabitant. On an island of 600-odd people, where I guess there are not that many single mothers or single male yuppies commuting by helicopter to Edinburgh or Aberdeen or Lerwick, and people live in settled conservative-type “households” of 3-5 people, this output is not ungenerous, unless everyone on Westray wants to take a powershower all at once on a windless Sunday evening in winter, when the Grid-connection (even if there is one) is not able to provide voltage in the right direction.
I do not see much wrong in providing stuff like this for people who live in such places, unless the funding is got by the means stated (the “Big Lottery”, whatever that is – it sounds like the Urban Poor of Bootle and Battley and Brighouse have paid for this turbine, which is bad.)
But to do this for a population of 70 millions, which is what the gramscoFabiaNazis want for this island, would require an installed capacity on this maths of 1.05E11 watts. 105 Gigawatts. That’s 117,000 of the same turbines, on the same duty cycle.
And before I’m ritually disembowelled (again) by some of our readers for dubbing greens Nazis, I re-apply that term to them here, as a renewal of my vows, as it were. Anna Bramwell, the contemporary high-priestess of GreeNazism, implicitly conflated the beliefs of the actual Nazis, of (not)fond memory with those of today’s Deep greens.
I didn’t mean really to write about this at all: I simply scanned the paper this evening, and this popped up. But the sub-heading about “sexual health policy” made me wet myself in hysterical laughter. If I did not think that what the British State is deliberately trying to do, to turn 70 million people into cretinoid uncritical enslaved barnyard animals, on purpose and via long-term strategic (and focussed) planning, I would think it was merely funny…….
If the Government owns our bodies, then it can dictate a “policy” about how our bodies go about interacting with other bodies. If it does not, then it can not. It has only to come clean about what it intends.
A “sexual Health policy” smells strongly of things that Baldur von Schirach, or Stalin, or Mao or the dead Kim Jong-Il, or one of those other Nazis whose names I can’t presently recall such as that funny woman here somewhere in the 1900s, would have instituted.
I am a former Anglican through parental force-majeure when younger ["Does the school offer confirmation? Let him be confirmed!"], and in 2001 I decided simply to Walk To Rome one sunny Sunday in a Catholic Church (no “instruction” was needed here. I just walked.
You see, our problem- and our Burden - is that Libertarianism Means Never Having To Say You’ve Lost Your Moral Compass (because you haven’t)…you ALWAYS know where you are going, and it enrages “ordinary people” with an intensity not to be contemplated – which is why most libertarians will be murdered one day… Being moreover a molecular biophysicist, I am not sure I approve of abortions for convenience’s sake. They smack to me strongly of a Feminazi way of undermining “men”, as one tactic for reverse-engineering the fragile threads that hold Western Civilisation together.
The potential arrival of a small child, together with crying, sleepless nights, pooey nappies, the necessity of strange and hard-to-prepare-foods, the lack of intellectual/epistemological-conversation with it for at least six or more years, and the like, seems to me to be the potential cost of all this “free” sex which was invented by Kenneth Tynan in 1963. (Sex in this age and time is never free! Think about it…) Like crime, for which the only motivation is an individual decision to commit it, the most important motivation for the occurrence of sex is the decision of two people to have it now.
Stalinist governments interfering in individual human sexual relations simply project onto populations whatever the “government” thinks people should be doing in bed. If governments pay teachers of 6-year-olds in primary “schools” to tell the said 6-yr-olds how to “have safe sex”, and how “mutually-pleasurable” that is, then that is what they will try to do as soon as the boy can “get it up”. As the Wireless Tele Vision is so riveting, and cannot be missed, then abortions of human foetuses will therefore occur.
Andy “the Gau-leiter” Burnham has spoken. So you do what he says, all right?
By Kate Devlin, Medical Correspondent
Published: 12:15PM GMT 25 Nov 2009
His comments came as a series of reports suggested that tens of thousands of lives a year could be saved in Britain alone by cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
The warning comes less than a fortnight before international leaders are due to meet in Copenhagen for crunch climate change talks.
Cutting animal farming by a third could significantly reduce emissions and save around 18,000 lives a year in Britain because of the resultant drop in cases of heart disease if people eat less red meat, scientists estimate.
Another 5,000 early deaths from lung problems and other conditions could be prevented by better home insulation and reducing the use of carbon based fuels.
Reducing our dependence on cars could improve also health, as well as lower emissions, the studies found.
Switching to walking instead of driving for many journeys could also cut deaths from heart disease by up to 4,200 cases a year.
The move could also save around 200 deaths a year each from dementia and breast cancer.
The series, produced by the Lancet medical journal, calls on health ministers around the world to recognise the danger that global warming poses.
Scientists also called for a reduction in other greenhouse gases as well as carbon dioxide, such as ozone, which has been shown to cause lung problems. (I thought ozone was good? ed.)
Reducing emissions would also cut air pollution across the world, reducing deaths from heart problems, lung conditions and other acute illnesses, especially in large parts of the developing world which still suffer from high levels of pollution.
Mr Burnham said: “Climate change can seem a distant, impersonal threat – in fact the associated costs to health are a very real and present danger.
“Health ministers across the globe must act now to highlight the risk global warming poses to our communities. We need well-designed climate change policies that drive health benefits.”
Ed Miliband, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary, said an ambitious deal to cut climate emissions had to be reached in Copenhagen.
“To protect the world’s health we must stop dangerous climate change happening and limit temperature increases to no more than 2C.
“An ambitious and fair deal in Copenhagen will not only have major benefits in terms of reducing the climate change-related spread of infectious diseases and risks to food supply, but will also result in immediate green benefits in terms of a healthier environment and lifestyle (Baldur von Schirach) [he didn't say that, I did, and I also muttered "Walter Darré" under my breath] for a low carbon Britain – and a low carbon world.
“This is why we are going to Copenhagen to secure an ambitious, effective and fair deal for everyone,” he said.
Margaret Chan, of the World Health Organisation, warned that “no mercy” would be shown for humans’ mistakes over climate change.
…even as we speak, cadres of crack GramscoFabiaNazi*** “élite district troops”, impersonating “Councillors” and “Deputy Directors of multicultural community engagement”, and “Community Includers”…
Libertarians probably on the whole are either atheistic, or else have no interest in how others wish to celebrate what are probably harmless religious festivals. However, there is a strong strand of liberal thought which argues the need for this: a strong conservative basis of morality and of generally-tolerated and supported institutions and customs. These have to have become generally established and have fairly universal support, before a real hard-liberal civilisation can evolve to be so durable that Gramscian-animated uprooters and deconstructors can gain no traction.
Why else would the NSDAP have spent so much effort trying to cut off or subvert the roots of the host-culture in Germany and then the world? Why, indeed, are our home-grown left (and it _is_ the “traditional left) trying to do the same thing here?
***(Reasons for calling the Enemy Class “GramscoFabiaNazis”: no 139a/2 in a series)
(Not too many tupos I hope,)
This article may disappear. No really. Apparently it’s done so once already* and may do again. Legiron who Ive just found has posted thispiece here, which tells of a woman, a lawyer in fact, who now can’t get a job as she’s “on the DNA database”. Just that it seems. She lost an employment opportunity (with the State no less, but wait till tesco and others get on the roller) because of a wrong accuastion, and even about something trivial.
So what’s in store then for those accused – also wrongly – of worse things like British-State-thoughtcrimes? They wont’t even get shelf-fillers’ jobs in Asda or Kwiksave – let alone Waitrose!
So this is what it’s for – and there are 6 million people on it nearly, the Police sure have not been idle, all those swabs to take by force, eh? Need personpower for that, you do!
*Someone called Longrider has got a link to the piece too.
Might as well quote this from Longriderer:-
Update: The Economic Voice has more.
This effectively creates a new class of criminal, the ‘guilty innocents’. We used to have a system where you were either guilty or you were innocent. Now you can be left in limbo for 6 years. Remember also that the government’s original plans, but for the intervention of the EU, was for indefinite holding of DNA! Food for thought.
Had she not been going for a job that requires police background clearances she may well never have realised the repercussions of these new rules. Most people will just dismiss this as an isolated case to be ignored, but it could easily happen to anyone by just being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Just because it may happen infrequently doesn’t make it right.
Quite. Remember, if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.
But to cheer yous all up I’ve found this:-
…from the Daily Mail, 26th January 2009, under “Richard Littlejohn”:
A spokesman for the health department said: ‘By hitting people at home, rather than in supermarkets, we can get inside their lives. It’s only by knocking on doors you can find out what they are having for their tea and offer some healthy suggestions.’
The headline was “OPEN UP, MADAM, WE’VE A WARRANT TO SEARCH YOUR FRIDGE”.
Golly! The system works!
……for he’s on their radar now, and they’ve just realised he’s actually, underneath, a businessman trying to make money by selling stuff people like the taste of. They’ll come and get him as well, in the end. Look what happened to the early friends of the French revolution.
You can’t spend 125 years on the telly, haranguing people about “freshness” and “organic” and “local food” and “healthy” nonsense, and tipping shedloads of fresh greens _without salt_ into vats of boiling stuff, without getting shitty mud on your clothes off the Food-Police and Gramscian dieticians and “choice editors”.
They’ll come for you, Jamie old cock, if you stray so much as a grain of salt off-line, in their eyes. They are dirty, bad bad people, and they’ll want you dead, along with the rest of us helots, ‘coz you betrayed them.
And in the article we find also this:- (wonder if CASH is a fake-charity…)
Loyd Grossman has also been named and shamed in a study published by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH).Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1227083/Jamie-Olivers-pasta-sauce-salt-TEN-bags-crisps.html#ixzz0Wd6UcUPp
I was intrigued just now by something Bishop Hill has done, in placing different strands of opinion about AGW and climate change generally, on a sort of Johari Window.
Here it is, but do read his piece.
This post was triggered by a typically-Englishly-humorous, but actually deeply worrying, article by Jeremy Clarkson in the Sunday Times last issue. The comment-thread alerted me to the connection between the deliberately-organised Total-State-destruction of farming in the UK and a supposed grudge held against “the Tories” (who of course are all farmers as is natural) by the GramscoFabiaNazis, in supposed revenge for “The Miners”, in 1984/85.
There is a very observable difference between the behaviours of today’s GramscoFabiaNazi socialists in the UK, and some other quite [in their terms] successful ones historically. By which I mean their projected attitudes towards activities conducted by (still nominally free) individuals in the UK versus their counterparts in previous and current Reichs. The British GFNs are extremely and violently opposed to any sort of activity which might give individuals, even through theft of highly-regulated-State-farm-produce, either access to growth of foodstuffs of any sort, or indeed to the ready supply of a wide range of these unless they are approved, such as boiled turnips without salt. I’m not sure that even North Korea goes this far – either through bureaucratic innefficiency or through practical policy, although we do know that people there have been reduced to eating shoe-leather on occasion. A boiled turnip would have been fallen-upon by entire platoons with gusto in Stalingrad I would imagine, but we do not have to emulate this state of affairs yet, except through our own negligence about the identity of persons in the Enemy Class.
In this essay, I want to talk about the fates and future of traditionally-socialist-hijacked-pasttimes - such as mining and farming: and by implication also generalised heavy industry and “peasant type” activities, all of which have been prostituted [in diffreent ways it is true] by our Enemy Class and the same previous Enemy-Classes of earlier-brutalised nations such as Germany and Russia.
There will now be three corners, in which teams will play:-
(1) In the red corner, I put up today’s British Deep Greens, New Labour, the Global-Warm-mongerers:
(2) in the green corner, I will place the NSDAP and its Wordsworthian neopastoralist (often British) forebears:
(3) in the blue corner will go Joe Stalin and all his diabolical children, the “people’s” polities the world over.
To confuse everyone, and to keep things exciting, the green corner will play first. Leaving aside the NSDAP’s genocidal policies and openly cheerful frankness about the fate of entire native peoples in the way of its racist expansionist plans for Western Asia, that caucus never wavered in its promotion of the manly virtues of physical toil “on the land”, and the nobility of maximizing farm production – indeed it was forced to, willy-nilly. This was by implication coupled with the racist virtues of the natural counterpart to that exertion, in the bedroom. In fact I believe, reading Joachim Fest fairly recently, that women in the Third Reich actually got a silver cross for having borne eight children or more…or, like the “People’s car”, that was actually to be the intention – just like Gordon Brown’s rehashing of announcements about waiting lists for cancer tests. (I so wish I could write without digressing toooooo much. Trouble is, there so much to say and so little time.) The Third Reich made no bones about the importance of both agricultural and industrial production, and although Deep Green in the roots of its philosophy – organic farming in the modern idiom was formally reinvented there – would not have hesitated to put in the Kripos and SD against people who, say, vandalised crop trials of new varieties of whatever. The nearest Gestapo guillotine would have had to be honed, oiled and hosed down regularly. I also don’t expect there’d have been much public sympathy for miners and those who criminally-photocpied newsletters supporting a strike for more pay, once nuclear fission have become a reality for electricity generation in about, say, 1949 (under pressure as they were, and with 35 million more Russian slaves that would by then be available, this might have been just possible.) Isn’t it interesting, how slavery is the ultimate green energy resource? It’s even “carbon-neutral, well, sort of….the slaves’ food (if any) has fixed CO2 from the air, and is exhaled or defecated, returning said gas for recycling. And you can compost a dead slave or burn it, fairly simply.
Let’s now go to the blue corner. Let’s hear it for Uncle Joe and his Jolly Killers. Uncle Joe’s problem with farming and food-production was not the amount, or the type of permitted stuff, but who was doing it most effectively. In this, he is a transitional death-dealing-GramscoNazi, and he begins to resemble our current staff of DEFRA, those which advise these droids, andof course the ultimate droids who sanction that sort of advice on account of it being “in tune with nature”. Joe-Stalin simply objected to people being able to dispense with the universality of the Soviet State, and also needed a scapegoat-class for the failure of his own Marxist-Leninist planning and execution (bad word there, sorry.) The socialist-realist imagery, of crag-jawed hammer-wielding workers staring fixedly up off-camera-stage left, and pointing, assisted by staggeringly-unshaggable “peasant” wives (I presume) in headscarves bearing bulging wheatsheaves, was probably invented under his tutelage. The results of course were nugatory. I presume Russia can feed itself these days as we do not hear any more, even on the bolgosphere, of how many US and Canadian grain-ships are going there this year. Or perhaps they just buy it from India and Pakistan, and don’t say anything.
The red corner at last contains our own home-grown lefty-droids, the GramscoFabiaNazis. The particular ones which have attracted my interest, and ire, are of course a special subgroup thereof, who know everything there is to know about land management, animal-husbandry, mechanised high-volume-crop-production in an uncertain world, forestry-conservation and woodland management, and of course salt-marshes (very important places these as you will see.) These strangely are the only lefty-droids actually to class as absolute-hunger-droids. Not even Mao, Castro or whoever now terrorises North Korea ever pretended to want to _reduce_ the useful output of given areas of land, let alone actually run schemes called “set-aside”, or actively and publicly encourage insects and woldlife at the expense of human bellies. We know that they want to be “Honestiores” at the expense of everyone else, but even slaves have to eat, and eat good and hard, or else they are of no use as a green energy resource or pool-of-pretty-children-generators. EU directives on agriculture and land-use are merely an excuse: these buggers could ignore every one if they wanted, and nobody will come after them or us. They merely find the stuff convenient to hide their enmity-toward-the-rest-of-us behind. I find it hard to get into their skulls – perhaps we’ll eventuall have to do it the old-fashioned way.
…that there is no “distributor” for this film, in the USA.
Why do I say that? Because, with today’s internet-thingy attached to you, as you can do now, anyone with any mind so to do can view any prog, watch any film, see any page, find anything, if he has a mind to and knows what to type.
The USA is what Tony Blair referred to (a-propos of us here in the UK) as a “YOUNG COUNTRY”. As with teenagers in all time and everywhere, opinions in this straneg place called a “young country” are often strongly-held. The disagreement about them if any engenders strong feelings, and the logical basis for the more emotional ones, in particlar, is potentially – although not always – unsound. The tragically-mistaken hypothesis of “creationism” is one such. In young nations and young civilisations, people who know what they believe will believe it with ferocity. Especially in places where there is a lot of space around you physically – coming across strangers who will disagree intellectually (and with evidence to support them which they have about their persons) will be rarer than, say, in London.
That said, I do not believe that the creationist error tendency, in the USA, is or would be as strong in opposing the screening of a movie, a mere movie, as is feared. I do not think that cinemas would be burned down, for example. Nor do I think that the great movie-making installations of Hollywood over there, or Pinewood over here, nor the actual location-sets as used, would be assaulted by enraged bands of creationist Christians, or even Moslems – they too have a creationist religious legend, insofar as they might be termed a religion. Furthermore, history has shown, in particular recently, that it is physically safe to insult and offend Christians. This also is an innately bad thing, but it is a fact.
To me as a scientist (who believes in a God who represents and probably did conceive the indescribable level of Order and Logic observable in all the Universe) the creationist diversion is a tragic travesty of science, and indeed even a perversion thereof. It tragically deflects Man’s mind and inquisitiveness away from things that badly need understanding and rationalisting. If God “was Order”, and “in the beginning there was Order” (Λογος) as it says in the least-bad translation of 1. John (i) that we possess, then there is no requirement whatsoever for Him to have voluntarily sat down to “create” anything at all. He just “was” (and is, and will be always) and what was in His Mind would simply come into being in the same way.
For a scientist, to associate poor devout and fairly-far-seeing Darwin with Eugenicists, Nazis, sterilisers, Stalinists, people like Houston Stuart Chamberlain, creators of Frankensteinian monsters and the like, is a travesty of real science. Darwin was a kind, gentle and humane man, who did not even want to hurt worms if he could help it, and who never used the phrase “survival of the fittest”. If that is the implication of what eugenic socialists said he said, it is unjust.
Libertarians no more want to harm people who are perhaps less able to compete in a civilisation than others, than darwin wanted to harm living creatures. Indeed, Sean Gabb and I often say that it will be necessary to continue a publicly-funded NHS for example, for some time which might be long, even if a libertarian government were to come to power in the UK.
It occurs to me every time this anniversary comes round now, that the time interval is already very much longer than the entirety of the Second World War. The proper response to this previously unimaginable atrocity, the conception of which can only have been encompassed in the minds of pre-capitalist and perverted anti-liberals, has been blunted and turned off-course on purpose, by the denizens of the Enemy Class at home in both the UK and the USA. Eight years on, and all we have accomplished is:
(1) The death of Mr Barack-O’Sin-Binliner
(2) The just and right removal and killing of the murdering butcher GramscoSaddam
(3) The beginning (only) of the writing-down of a “Taliban”, whatever that is (but it’s clearly bad) in Afghanistan.
The persons, politico-machine-spinners, media-channels and droids still walk this Earth who fail to speak sufficiently evilly, or evilly at all, of the enemies of the Western Canon of Civilisation. After eight long long years, to someone of my age and generation, this is difficult to comprehend. Yet they are pleased to bask in the lights of its benefits.
Furthermore, persons, droids and others exist that maintain 9/11 and its horrors to have been deliberately perpetrated (that’s worse than just “not prevented”, and possibly libellous) by “our” politician-shits, rather than those of another persuasion. Analogous allegations, to my mind, would be that Chamberlain “suggested to Hitler” that he might asssault Poland in order that the British Empire could go to war “for oil”. (I thought we’d invented Arab oil? – Ed.)
Of course, it must be right to listen to “film” “stars”, above all others, and heed their grave pronouncements, which are dispensed when they seek to advise us who is responsible for the ills and disasters in our civilisation.
For they are Gods: they are divine and divinely inspired, and they can neither think no do any wrong. Their wives are pretty or have been so at some time, so they must be intelligent and wise and worth cultivating for opinion as to the fate of the world. (Can anybody tell me who or what the film actor thingy “Charlie Sheen” is, please? I do not know.)
If Western Civilisation did not contain the awful vulnerability of free discourse and allowable individual seeking of paths to truth, then things like this would never have happened. We would not be being berated by the likes of Charlie Sheen – whoever he is – and Michael Moore, for our supposed institutionalised and therefore irremediable faults. But we, as the lefties tell us, we “can’t turn the clock back now”. Libertarianism would never have come into being if the Enlightenment had not made possible the thoughts that “things could be better than they now are”.
Tell me how many Honestiores/Humiliores-type civilisations begat an articulate and well-intellectuallty-researched and founded movement for individual liberty. When you have done that, I will put up a ration-voucher for a case of TWELVE recyclable-small-bottle-emulators (USSR standard Gulag Pattern) of State-Champagne-Substitute.
Oh, and to the truthers reading this, if you have the good fortune to be directed here….if Bush _HAD_ either ordered 9/11 or been “complicit in letting it happen” (watch out for what we call “Libel” – or the US equivalent, whatever it may be called!) how many people do you think would have had to be in the loop, and their silence bought or enforced?
(I expect there will be a well-considered riposte from at least one well-known commentator, and soon.)
The State should get the hell out of Banking – and I mean literally, in the sense that it should not even issue Monies if it holds an enforced monopoly on this activity, legitimised directly by itself. I am not going so far as to say that a State should not issue a Money at all – just that others ought to be allowed to compete.
The Free Market will discover very fast whose moneys are worth something and whose are not.
The kneejerk-Daily-Wail-three-health-scares-a-week-MSM-rag-style lynching of “bankers” for our current woes, caused as they actually are by a profligate and financially-incontinent Stalinist State, ought to be exposed for what it is: fingering an easy and conspicuous small target instead of the real culprits. Shades of Hitler and the Jews under Weimar and later, come to mind.
In the 90s and early 2000s, poor old Sir Fred Goodwin was only doing what all other “successful” (in the context of the time) bankers were doing, only more aggressively. He’s Scotch after all, so we can’t blame him for his aggression in business either.
These people were responding in a logical way to what the British State Treasury was doing to its own (monopoly) money: they were “getting it away”. What would we have done in their stead? Inside the only system they knew, they were trying to turn worthless paper into (at least some) performing assets.
20% pay rises. For the “leaders”. Yup. Who would have guessed it?
The time for revolution, and a move forward out of pre-capitalist feudal barbarism, is going to have to come and soon.
A sweeping-away of “whole categories of persons” is going to have to take place. But the one that must is not the one that the GramscoFabiaNazis have been hitherto envisaging. By contrast, the cateogies that I envisage will be quite numerically small.
In real terms, I suppose really that the sums which these grasping-troughing-GramscoFabiaNazi-Trade-Union-Leader-bastard-Gauleiters “receive” are not that large: a mere £100,000-odd here, £97,000 there. Less, it may be said, that many “Metropolitan Authority” “Chief Executives”.
Large by my standards, very large: but not really when you take into account what MPs have been swagging before we all blew the whistle on them (and they will try to get it again) and what the rest of the Enemy-Class has been gouging out by brown-nose-shit-arssing people in “government”, and compared with what “press relations advisers” are charging State Departments in fees.
The point is, that to be true to their calling, “Trade” “Union” “bosses” ought to have no shoes, go by bus or second-class train everywhere: they could possibly own a bicycle so long as it is rusty and squeaks and is black, and they ought to help their members by giving them money when they are hungry.
Personally, I think that if it is not legal for employers to “combine”, then we should have a LEVEL PLAYING FIELD. It should be illegal for paid employees to “combine” also.
As one of the many many FIRST STEPS on the road to LIBERAL REVOLUTION, I would make Trade Unions illegal. The law can be sunsetted when there are no more “trade” “unions” in existence, and all the GramscoFabiaNazis who have been running them and taking (all) the money have been Udenopticonned onto St Kilda, so I shall still be a liberal.
…is to tell your employer that he can give you a free wireless-broadband to your house, with streaming video, downsize his office and move out of Nottingham, sack all staff who’d be needed if you were physically present, like cleaners, cooks, filing clerks etc, and cut his costs while avoiding the driving tax meantime.
But, like Moslems ought to be (another group that is used and abused by the Enemy for now) the hoodlums and ne’er-do-wells ought to be bloody careful, and look to their own protection, when their usefulness to the Enemy-Class is expired….
It would be sad and funny at the same time, if the Enemy-Class was not being very “serious” about the rest of us.
I do not care any more if we are called “racist”: for the people I shall now describe are not of a different race from us on this blog or any blog or any continent. The people known to us through the media-outlets of our slavemasters as “Travellers” are yet another fascistically-defined-grouping, and are specially created and set up to undermine and destroy liberal classical individual civilisation, as it is commonly understood. The Enemy-Class act of differentiating “Travellers” as being worthy of special status and stolen money is itself divisive and factionalist and _/sectarian/_.
(Remember that word, anybody?)
If these “travellers” have guns,, and the “Police” have done nothing, then there truly is one set of laws for the Enemy Class and its catspaws, and another for everyone else.
The “Conservatives” had better watch out, in the (likely but not fully probable) event that they win the next election. People are angry and will not put up with GramscoFabiaNazi spun-half-measures and “initiatives”, designed to deflect their attention from real problems. Bloggers, commonly referred to these days as “right wing”, will be found to be assaulting the “Conservatives” more ferociously and implacably than they did the ZanuLieBorg GramscoFabiaNazis – for the “Conservatives”, having positioned themselves as virtuous and liberal, will have no excuse for not demolishing the entire wicked and iniquitous edifice of GramscoStatism.
It can be done!
Just _/press the buttons/_ on day one! Simply abolish all those departments which destroy and do not aid or augment, such as “Education and Skills”, Culture media and Sport”, the “Home Office”, “Children”, “Women and Equality” or whatever it’s last called, and the like, and put the erstwhile-staff on the street. (I’m a bit doubtful even about the Foreigners’-Office, the Treasury, and Defence too.) Oh and _all_ the hard disks will have to be malleted, and the remote-servers bulldozed too: all of them, all. In the street, and a receipt for every one, the buildings to be forcibly checked for backups…first thing. No records. They can take nothing out from there. It will be as if those departments will have gone into “Night and Fog”…like the Jews and other proscribed groups in another Gramscian paradise not so far removed in time and space from us.
Yep, you heard right, i did say Nazi Gnomes, they’ve been in the centre of a investigation in Germany. The Gnomes which were part of a art display in Nurenberg are being investigated because they could be breaking the law by performing the hitler salute, which is illegal in Germany.
But on the other hand, a spokesman from the prosecuters office said:
“It is also a question of art a bit, it will also depend on what the artist and the owners of the gallery have to say for themselves about the whole thing.”
I would normally say something humerous at this point, but i can’t really come up with anything good enough to top Nazi saluting gnomes.
A pity they are __all__ Enemy-Class Scunbags: some of them night even have made good in proper jobs.
Here’s the milibanana on Afghanistan. there will be more about this later after I have done chores.
More later, here it is:-
I have concluded my household wife-imposed duties, for the present.
Now then: most British libertarians are against our being involved in wars in Asia – or anywhere for that matter. They say that the UK has no “vital interest” in that region. I disagree absolutely, and the principal proponents of the “no involvement” school of thought know this quite well.
I expect to be aggressively excoriated in the next week, as a result of this opinion, mainly by friendly libertarians, some of whom even know me. Comments from all sides will be welcome, it makes life exciting.
Although “fundamentalist Islamists”, the “Taliban”, (whatever he is – I think he publicly hung a Wireless Tele Vision Set a few years ago for capital crimes – good bloke then) and “Al Quaeda” (whatever she is – I think she has a David Frost type TV channel like Big Brother?) do represent a threat to liberal Western civilisation, and certainly a threat to its spread (which is a Crusading-Duty and an obligation laid upon us) they do not represent such an immediate short-term threat as home-grown GreeNazis.
I have spoken about these latter kinds of Green-trons before, but they will have in the end to be sorted out separately: it is a different sort of war, and more tragic, for we will have to assault or restrain our own people, who grew up with us and whom we trusted, and whom we even shagged, sometimes, because we thought they loved us for ourselves. Sex makes war and conflict harder later – ask any divorcee.
[Don't even get tempted, while drunk, to shag willing pretty hippie Green women who invite you back after a political argument which they say they enjoyed - you will live to regret it.]
However, if we leave this Taliban bloke untouched and unexterminated, then owing to the nature of state structure currently in Pakistan – and probably in other neighbouring outfits too in the medium term – he will get his hands on far more powerful WMDs than he has at the moment, and our task of doing what the Milibanana says will be 1,000% more difficult. I believe that Baluchistan, a large tribal gathering of some 120 million people, struggling right now to keep some kind of writ running in parts of itself, has missiles called something like “Shitbag-3″ , or some such resonant acronym. We will, later, face the possibility of actual anihilation, as opposed to daily humiliation.
If we do nothing in Afghanistan in these next two decades, then the kind of spectacle that the BBC is pleased to send you, underlining its policy-position that you should “get out” (and join places like the USSR – a failed state – in ignominy) will be amplified a hundredfold: in Baluchistan, Kashmir, Persia and places to the North and West. Probably in Burma and Malaya too if you are not careful. India will probably hold out, and the Chinese, properly unscrupulous in the /correct sense/ of the word, will stand no nonsense in Tibet and other near places.
Milibanana’s problem as Foreign Secretary (is he still?) is that he knows what is being fought for as he in an intelligent man. He’s even a Jew, for f***’s sake – so he ought to know what I and he and our enemies are talking about. However, his entire policical historiography, and his whole educational upbringing, is based in the belief about the iniquitousness of Western liberal Classical civilisation, and how it must be aborted and attenuated at all costs, as he is a paid-up GramscoFabiaNazi.
It’s not what he can’t say, that I compain about – it’s the way he can’t say it.
He can’t say, in front of his masters, that this war is a small, tragic and necessary part of the defence of Western Civilisation, for his masters in the GramscoFabian movement won’t allow it to be said on the Wireless Tele Vision.
Because he can’t now, any more, fall back on the simple truth – which is outlined above – he has to appear to panic at the severe (by our standards today…!…think of the Somme – 19, 247 killed on 1st July 1916 alone…) loss of life among British Soldiers – some of whom might even have been his constituents. He has to put, hastily and desperately, some sort of manichaean gloss on what is by our standards really bad news. He can’t, in fact, bury it, much as he’d love to: he has to say something approximating to the truth, but he can’t put it the way it ought to be. (He’s also terrified of what he thinks “Muslim voters” will do to his party at home here…but he need not be, for as I said, the British GreeNazis are far, far more potentially lethal to him and to us than anything Islam could even dream of.)
As regards, too, the sad fate of the eight British soldiers who died in one day just now, there could be a remedy.
British modern people are not accustomed to these kinds of Wireless Tele Vision reports. Every death is an individual sorrow for the man’s family. From this there is no escape.
We are not like Stalin, the archetypal Mark-III-GramscoFabiaNazi personified, who said famously “one death is insignificant”, but being ideologues like him we knew what he meant – that did not make him right however. We deplore both the deaths and also the effects of these deaths on the political morale of the UK. (OK some of us are at leats minimal-Statists and we think the British got it least wrong in terms of defining stateness…) Charges could be laid of course at the door of the present UK government, for both hating the Armed Forces for what they represent and for their ethos of loyalty to what they undertook to do.
But in the end, this Taliban bloke is getting his munitions form somebody. That somebody can’t be far away or we might have noticed. Perhaps it’s Russia. I would not evince surprise, as their governments always cheat and lie (more fool the Russian people for failing in the last 30 years to resist more, when they could.)
But perhaps it’s not Russia. I also don’t think it’s China or Japan or India or Iran or Korea or South Africa, or Israel, or Pan-Arabia, and the like.
The point of having Nuclear weapons is to be able to point them, in public of course, at someone that is upsetting your foreign policy objectives – providing he does not have either any, or as many as you do. Therefore, whoever is supplying this Taliban man with his IEDs, and thingies that blow up Land-Rovers, ought to be able to be threatened. Otherwise, there is no point in having sumbarines that can deliver such a weapon to anywhere in the world, form anywhere unknown.
I can’t really see whay we could have any problem in stopping these unpleasant deaths among our soldiers, whose only mission is to peacefully protect the longer-term-future-survival of Western liberal Civilisation.
Like we did over eradicating slavery, for about 200 years [ - AND we had to apoligise - we WILL get you GramscoFabiaNazi bastards...one day...and you WILL pray to be sorry, and we will not let you.]
Liberals like us want to be merciful people, but the quantity of mercy (strained or unstrained) that you will now require, when we find you finally, has become too great for the market to provide – so you will have to make do with what will be available.
You yourselves, GramscoFabiaNazis, keep on trumpeting – especially in your text books for students – that “the market” “distributes goods and resources imperfectly”…so now you can eat your own words at last.
Apologies to Obnoxio, for hijacking directly his post title, but it describes exactly the frustration and ire of about 40 of us, all of whom failed the UK’s new “Citizenship Test”. Go there, try it for yourself, and you’ll see why.
Imigration-Watch International thinks the questions are odd too.
The Bunting fellow quotes Adam Curtis. Never heard of the mountebank before, but he sounds just like the sort of shallow GramscoFabiaNazi who wasted his time at a noble institution doing an un-degree, and found his natural home in “edgy television”. I find he has a blog: since it’s not easy to work out what the stuff on there means, I leave it to you.
And pop-singertroids too.
In the strangely terrifying, and profoundly evil piece, by Madeleine Bunting (who has had the finest education that money can – or even can’t – buy, and thus ought to know better) of the Grauniad, a glimmer of insight into the minds of troids who decide to collectivise humanity, is found.
h/t The Humble Devil for pointing it out.
Bella Gerens correctly dissassembles Bunting’s deeply sinister anti-market position. it needs restating, but we all know that the “markets” which Bunting describes are hedged about with corporate and state regulation, to the extent that they convey no information to traders that’s worthwhile.
But the Bunting article does throw light on the mindset of the kinds of people who are instinctively attracted to collectivist, messianic, precapitalist/barbarian-film-director-warlord-subsistence-farmer nostrums.
…Or should that be “death row”, not death-throe…? LOL [Ed.]
The current Bill to make it difficult or impossible for MPs to have paying outside interests and careers may look like a “measure against sleaze”. But all it will do is turn Parliament, as Heffer states in that link, into a further-removed-from-reality Enemy Class – nay, an Enemy Superclass – of professional political hacks – which is to say, GramscoFabiaNazi by definition.
MPs, to be able to be truly representative of The People, should have been an Integral Part Of The People. They can do this by having run businesses such as retailers, and factories, or selling second-hand cars. Or by being employees of these firms. Or they can have been good Classical scholars-turned-General Officers such as Enoch Powell.
For MPs to turn into a political Enemy-Superclass, employed by (which is to say paid only by and through) the State, via machinery set up specifically to ensure they can’t do anything else worthwhile, is to permanently sunder them from those whom they were elected to represent the wishes of. It is so elementary but it needs restating clearly.
There are no conditions under which I believe for a second, that this Bill is intended to to anything other than finally break the link between electing MPs and their being actual, democratic representatives. This is deliberate and pre-meditated wickedness, all over again, and they are always at it and always will be, as long as the socialism meme thingy lasts. It __must__ be extirpated. They understand fully how to destroy liberalism, by making its concepts unsayable and therefore unthinkable. there musy be a lesson here for us, other than Ian B’s fine suggestion in the comment thread of this post of ours here….
This is what Ian B said:-
The answer is simple, David. There is only one weakness in their fortress, and it is only a slight weakness, but this is the weakness we must exploit. Education.
Every belief system requires control of education. Every authoritarian religion knows this. Every political movement knows this. If we are to triumph, we must take their schools away from them- or rather, take the children away from the schools.
Our task then is to discredit schooling. Not to campaign for better schools, or for private schools, or for vouchers or other wealth transfers. We must fight for no schools. To do this, we must fight for real education; that is, the separation of the concept of intellectual development of inviduals from the system of factory schooling.
Our task is to denormalise schools. Our task is to turn schooling into a thing of horror, like child labour; we must seek a state in the future where people will discuss their forebears forced into schools as they now discuss infants forced up chimneys and down coalmines.
Home education, unschooling, self directed learning, individual development. Private tutelage, community tutelage, voluntary learning.
These are our levers. Think of the children they say, using the children as a crowbar. Well, the children must become our crowbar; but whereas our enemies destroy children, we seek to free them. Where our enemies seek to smother them, we must fight for their right to breathe freely.
Down with skool. That is how the evil will end.
The silly Iranianstate-buggertroids, while being very good about talking to the Foreigners-Office and the BBC, have failed to get the fine and important historical detail of the Union Flag precisely correct. Especially if they were going to burn it, it should importantly be the right Flag…someone else who is __much__ more powerful than us, and who was offended, might sue them if it was incorrect:-
Thank you, thank you Marks and Spencer, for a grandly-appropriate copyline-template! I promise to try to buy your food…for a while. Even though it’s bloody expensive and not much better than the opposition.
This bit [above] is for foreign readers of whom we have many many, and who may not be familiar with State-British-Wireless-Tele-Vision-Advertising-Initiatives, to do with superior food-types for the Enemy-Class to buy.
It remains an extraordinary thing, to me, and unintelligible also, that people ought to be allowed to revere Marks and Spencer, as a premier-league retailer, in Brown-Bliar’s New Britain – it is Jewish, after all. Are we not supposed to hate, despise and revile the “Jews”, since they occupy “Palestine”?
No? (Sorry for the digression – I will not do it again, until tomorrow.)
NEW MEME: PALESTINE IS A GRAMSCOFABIANAZI CONSTRUCTION IN THEORY…. (DISCUSS)
[Sorry about that above digression too...it's just the hot evenings in Lancashire these summers when we can grow vines and woad and olive trees: it gets to me and my arthritis, and I sound off against all these defenceless intellectuals, with my laptop in the garden - it's the global warming, you see.....]
Truly, the British National Socialist scumbag State gets more endearlingly dangerous by the day, even in its death-throes.
Actually, I don’t think it’s in its death-throes at all. And it’s going really fully after teachers that won’t like the “National Curriculum” and its newer mods, and it’s doing it now while nobody notices. While all you buggers out there think it’s just pretending not to notice that it can’t really issue any Gilts that buyers would take seriously.
And you’re not getting any election any time soon that matters. So f*** you. That’s what they think.
I think the buggers are gearing up for a renewed major assault. Why?
All because all you Tory buggers who read this (and I know you do…becasue I know…) have failed to tell diddy-David-Cameron to repudiate publicly, now, all British Government Debt contracted after this blog-post and before your (not entirely certain) election….
So, all along, they were to benefit “youngsters” having to prove their age in pubs?
They should never have been allowed to be seen as a “panacea for terrorism”…?
And “Jacqui” “Smith” had people going up to her and asking for one now?
So…the Govt has spent all this money already: has not got compulsory ID cards yet despite that: is now in complete chaos having f****d up the economy totally: can’t sell its gilts either: and now it tells us that its pet control-freak scheme, designed to enchain us forever, was never a serious proposition?
I think these people, forming or evevr having formed part of this government and its parliament, all ought to be __FORCED__ to carry ID cards. We can then turn these cards on and off at will. This will be fun:-
We will be enjoying thereby the sport, and sudden bursts of extreme excitement, which we will bw able to have generated in the lives of these wicked, nasty GramscoFabiaNazis who tried to be our rulers for twelve miserable years, in their attempt to supposedly punish us for teaching the entire world The Way To The Door Out Of Hell.
(‘Coz we did, because that’s what we did it’s what we were for, and we did The Right Thing, and f*** the lot of you other bastards who claim to be messianic saviours of Mankind. Yup, the f*****g lot of you. Bugger off to the desert or up pillars, or down catacombs, or to French University libraries, or … or wherever.)
Just imagine, being able to turn off Gordon Brown’s card, just as he’s trying to pay for a new glass eye…
…Someone from our “field research department” having gouged out and stamped on his real one, in front of his children. And their Christmas presents having been run over by a large bus, in front of them, on Christmas Eve, their IDs having given away to our “driver” (via Twitter?) exactly where outside Hamleys they were and when.
These wicked, evil people, this Enemy Class, are really storing up trouble for themselves.
They really ought to get a grip of themselves, and reach for the Whisky and the Revolver, before it gets out of hand in this poor miserable tormented country. If mild-mannered old disabled chappies like me are saying this sort of stuff about Gordon Brown’s children and what sorrows I’d really like to see befall them and their dad, what other bile is out there?
It may be the only solution. We will have to get Parliament back from itself.
The Iranian (non) elected Junta knows that we are the most likely sucker to give them something they want, in return for (our) diplomats….
30 years ago it was Carter who fulfilled the role of fall-guy. And look what happened then.
Truly, a libertarian British “State”, if one ever comes to pass, will need to carry a Big Stick.
It may be, as Sean Gabb often says: the EU is “a” problem, but not “the” problem, for British – and in particular English -liberals. But I am not so certain of an ultimately successful outcome for English liberty if the EU continues to act like a beacon for all our own home-grown GramscoFabiaNazis: it sits there, wordlessly “being” – and by merely existing, thus encouraging them from afar to perform more heinous acts and crimes here at home, against individual freedom than they ordinarily would, out of their merely ordinary wickedness.
The real breaking news that you’ve all been waiting for, for most of this year, is that Canterbury is “sufficiently gay”. Truly – Obama was Breathless in Boise, Idaho: Ahmadinejahd was apprehensive in Isfahan (Asfahan? Nah…doesn’t cut it) wondering who to hang next, Kevin Rudd was kuddling his Rolodex in Kookaburra…wondering when the call would come in….
Libertarians, if honest (and mostly we are) have no interest whatever in the sexual orientations of individuals with whom we don’t associate in sexual ways ourselves. If one’s body is one’s own property, as it must be – except in the eyes of GramscoFabiaNazis who wish to shape its destiny perforce – then what one does with it and with whom is a private matter entirely.
I would not have thought this needed re-stating, but Canterbury Soviet think otherwise.
The LGBT “communities” (or whatever word is used for them these days in PC circles) really really ought to __fear__ the triumph of what we call The Enemy Class. They ought to remark on what happened to homosexuals in places like the Third Reich, Stalin’s USSR, Cuba, many many dark places in Africa post-Bandung, and elsewhere such as “Islamic” countries.
They really ought to want people like the LPUK to triumph in elections instead.
The Heart-Attack grill in Chandler, Arizona….here’s some samples to whet your appetite.
Boris Johnson should simply blame the whole affair on GramscoFabiaNazi Stalinsist scumbags such as Ken Livingstone, who clearly put the “London Mayor office expenses scheme” in place. So that scumbags could entertain their mistresses (cor! I’d like a mistress!) on the taxpayer.
After all, if you are a GramscoFabiaNazi, that’s what the taxpayer is for: he/she/it is a “resource”. For you. Foy you “represent” him/her/it.
So you need dosh.
After all, Boris can’t have done this, can he, he can’t have made the system. He wasn’t in office then.
Remember how to blame everything that goes pear-shaped in the NHS or “schools’n'hospitals” on __TORY CUTS__ ?? Well, we have some __Labour_sluts__ … we can blame expenditure increases on them.
It’s really high-time that the Enemy Class learned how to use public money to procure lovely sex, as Tories have known how do do for centuries (although it was mostly their own money) rather than just to have their hands in the till (and just take money, that’s boring, man) in a low, gauche, socialist way.
I mean, if you’re going to take the people’s money and piss it up the wall, then at least do something glorious and creative with it, like spending it on great sex….
…..show some elementary respect for the producers of that bloody money!
Otherwise, they will simply garotte you one day – as opposed just to slicing off your head rather quickly, with a rusty breadknife.
I mean, all that this episode tell Boris Johnson is:-
GET RID OF THE DEPUTY MAYOR – HE IS A STALINIST PLANT TO GET YOU IN TROUBLE!
Simply annouce that all “deputy mayors” will be executed by Firing Squad, at their own front doors, upon the morning of their appointment.
Tim Worstall identifies what’s the matter with our “leaders“. And he asks how and why a “possible ban” on them “working in schools” will help to put people off them (a creditable objective, to be sure, since they are a left-wing-corporatist party.) But think of the __paarents__ , of the children so deprived of this controversy – who will they then decide to vote for, eh?
Perhaps our “leaders” are doing all this on purpose, and have some agenda afoot.
In 2004, at the time of the Tsunami, I was driving a white van casually for a hire shop here. The boss – and is still today – was a lib-dem-brown-nozer, aged about 55, and a bit autistic. On the day of the “silence”, he shut the shop and shooed all the customers out, except those he couldn’t, ‘coz they wozz trying to pay the silly-bugger. He said we all had to have 2 minutes’ silence, because ” __the leaders__ had said we should…
…there was a lock-in, and everybody inside had to comply with the silence….
I buggered off, me: pretending to do a delivery of a cement mixer. Sod them. Wouldn’t trust the lovey-dems an inch then if I was you, if they attract people like that. Very unlibertarian.
(Stuck that in ‘coz I thought the other link had been deleted.)
I could not until The Devil tipped us off. That’s not a woman, pull the other one, it’s a man who works in the public sector, and he’s wearing a blouse or 1950s dress which he got out of a charity shop while nobody was looking, and his hair’s a bit long and he’s not brushed it for a couple of days (so it must be a man then.)
UPDATE1:- Curly’s Corner Shop has done a masterful roundup of blogosphere reactions to Patrick Foster’s “outing” of poor old hard-writing Nightjack – whose output will grow in stature with time, unlike Foster’s which will crumble to dust and blow away… (apologies, it’s the Blogmaster butting in unannounced here)…and an excellent perspective by CarterMagna. Here’s mummylonglegs, which is why you are reading in the first place!
Patrick Foster has just become a legend in his own lunch time. For all the wrong reasons. Enjoy it Patrick, it won’t last long.
Yep, top news story this. The Times has decided to disclose the details of Richard Horton aka NightJack. He tried to defend his right to privacy but The Times were so determined to ‘oust’ him they even went to court over it. They spent a lot of time, effort and money to do this. Why ?. Was he a kiddy fiddler ? - No. Was he a rapist ? - No. Was he a murderer? – No. Was he, god forbid, a corrupt MP? – Oh no, no, no.
So, Why?. Well, NightJack is a blogger. Not any old blogger (like Moi) he’s a copperblogger. And one of the very, very best. Last year he was awarded the Orwell Prize for political writing. The Times reckon there was a public interest in non-compliance by a police officer with his obligations under the statutory code governing police behaviour.
Me, I reckon that Times journalist, Patrick Foster, is a nasty, lazy, bitter little so and so that would rather spend hours/days/weeks at his computer trying to mess up someone else’s life, rather than get off his useless backside and investigate something, in fact, anything, that the British public actually give a flying monkeys chuff about?. I think Foster and his ilk are more than a little jealous and more than a lot scared by bloggers. I wonder how many writing awards Foster has won in his journalistic career.
Let’s be honest, the likes of Patrick Foster know their days are numbered. More and more big stories are being broken by bloggers. Those that blog the serious shit do so because they feel a need to. They stick to their topics and plug away at them. They don’t publish a quick headline grabber then bugger off to the next Jade Goody/Jordan type tripe. Bloggers can choose what they want to write about. They do not get paid so they can keep going back again and again and again to their chosen area.
Why pay for a paper when you can scan the net, pick out what you are interested in and ignore the rest. Journalists like Patrick Foster know this. Their papers are losing readers and money, hand over fist. They don’t like it. They could of course start their own bloggs but they are too lazy and too greedy. Why write honest truthful opinions for free when you can get some dead wood manufacturer pay you lot’s of money for utter bollocks.
Bloggers care about what they write, they feel passionately about the topics they choose to focus on. They write about stuff that means a lot to them. For no real benefit other than getting their opinions out there for all to read. Journalists get paid to write stuff, so what gets written depends on who is paying the check. Journalists write to make money. Do they care about what they write about, I don’t think so. It’s just a story, write it, flog it, move on.
There is a difference between bloggers and journalists. A very big difference. People have to pay for journalists. They don’t have to pay for bloggers. I read approx 25 – 40 bloggs a day. I read them because they write what I want to read. I don’t buy a single paper. I read the MSM online to see what is going on in the wider world but I read bloggs to see what is going on in mine. The bloggs I read relate to me and my life and I suspect that a lot of blog readers are the same as me. I don’t always agree with the bloggers opinions but via the comments section, I have a way to air my views and discuss our differences.
Patrick Foster, I am sure you have gotten youself very excited over your ousting of NightJack. I bet you feel just fab. You ‘exposed’ a blogger. Get you honey, rocking along with your investigative journalism. Fuck me, I bet you reckon you could teach Sherlock and Watson a thing or two right now. I hate to be a party pooper and all that, but, I have to point something out. Who have you really upset. In reality. Have you pissed off NightJack – yep, a lot, but he took it on the chin, and so did his seniors. Written warning, he expected that and so did we. NightJack deleted his blogg. Who read his blog. Well I did, but I’m just a Mum. I reckon 70% or above (shoot me if I’m wrong) of his readers were Coppers.
Some advice Patrick. If I were you I would set up a savings account and not move from my desk. You grabbed a headline and made some wonga. You also fucked off, beyond all belief, just about all of the British Police Force. I hope you paypacket for this story was worth it. If I was a copper, right now, I would hunt you. And make you pay for what you have done. I would watch your bins, watch you parking, I would fine you to within an inch of your bank balance.
NightJack – I wish you all the best and I thankyou for your blog, it was fucking ace. I am sorry that some wittering fucking twat put you in fear of your job and I am sorry you have been exposed. I hope, one day, to see your writing again (write the book – WRITE IT!!!!!).
This is nearly a double post but I have removed most of the swear words, well, the really sweary ones anyway.
I head it from Obnoxio, and it was sadly confirmed by Old Holborn, that the bastard enemy class press the Times has revealed the identity of an important and sound blogger. You will all have known Nightjack, or most of you.
Old Holborn has some more dirt on the bugger (who outed Nightjack.)
Nightjack won the Orwell Prize for blogging in April this year. A sad loss his ceasing to blog will be. here’s the offending Times piece. F888 The Times, may it go bust in interesting and hyper-creative ways, and soon.
May Foster’s head fall off and tumbel onto the floor with a loud thud-thud-thud, at some incovenient and embarrassing moment, like when he is having sex with a girl.
If people want broadband connections, then the market will discover ways to give it to them at profitable prices. It is _not_ necessary for a (socialist) state, in its death throes, to charge _everyone_ £6 a year to pay its favoured toadie-suppliers of “broadband”, for a probably substandard product such as 2Mb/s (would you guess?), so that this can be provided to the last 30% of people who have not got it already.
This is a back-door-content-receiving-licensing-scam, just like the BBC “TV license”, only worse, and now.
The next step will be a compulsory levy on purchase of (and later, annual ownership of) home computers.
You just watch.
Here’s an exerpt:-
“The report proposed a 50p-a-month levy on all fixed telephone lines to help bring next-generation broadband to the whole country.
This money would go to an independent Next Generation Fund that would provide subsidies for operators to deliver super-fast internet to areas where it would not normally be commercially viable…”
“Not normally commercially viable” …? That’s the “countryside, ducky, you know – that place you have decimated and re-created as a sort of GramscoRamblerNazis’ theme park…
Well, all I have to say is, it’s strange and surprising that __THIS__ government wants to “deliver broadband” (at “commercially-viable rates” ) to areas which contain none of its voters!
Very odd indeed. I smell a rat, and I see it floating in the air….they are up to something, the buggers, so they are….I think it wants to remotely-scan their hard disks, so it can clear them out once and for all.
Chemistry = Geology and why we shouldn’t mine/ Jolobial Warmin’
Physics = Basic math with nice pictures about Jolobial Warmin’/how we mustn’t use any electricity
Biology = Heathy eating/save the whales/how farmers all cause pollution, all the time, everywhere
English = illitrcy/pretentshoos twiiadle masceradin’ az poemz.
Geography = Anthropology/Evil Capitalists dumping illegal waste (everywhere, ‘coz they want to and it’s what they have to do)/evil TNCs exploiting WEMs in LEDCs to make globalised goods for consumers in MEDCs…
IT = The difference between a keyboard and a Monitor. And how “Ness” organises the fields of her “database” of her members at a “fitness centre”…
RE = How peaceful other religions are.
PE = Dont move! You might hurt yourself!/ Fitness programs for disabled lesbians/obese people.
PSHE = Don’t go there.
“Citzenship” = How great the EU and the UN are.
The AhmadiNazi lost: well, who would have believed that then!
These guys are not supposed to lose: they are the Father Of Their People etc etc etc.