Saturday, 7 November 2015

"We love death as much as you love life!"

Remember - Britain is not a secular society, it is one of the most religious countries on Earth.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

The laughter at the end of this:

And the laughter at the beginning of this:


Sunday, 25 October 2015

Today's Lesson

I mean thinking about it, Peter Hitchens is a devout Anglican is he not? And if so, and he believes in a wise, loving, all-knowing God, surely Cultural Marxism - Leon Trotsky, Antonio Gramsci, Peter Mandelson and Daylight Saving Time inclusive - is all a part of God's creation and God's Divine Plan. In that respect, he should appreciate Cultural Marxism as one more example of God's infinite love for mankind manifesting in creation. Cultural Marxism is therefore a thing of beauty.

And even if it isn't - if it provokes division among the nuclear family, social disharmony, the breakdown of traditional values - then surely it is just a manifestation of God, in His ever-loving way, leading us astray so that we can realise what we have lost, and what we value, so that once more we can return to the infinite love of God. In this respect also, Cultural Marxism must also be a thing of beauty.

And even if this isn't true, and Cultural Marxism is a diabolical scheme intended to lead one deliberately away from an all-loving God, then surely it must be the result of God, in His wisdom, giving Man free will and therefore the possibility of falling into temptation in this Earthly life, only to be given the opportunity to atone for his sins in death. As such Cultural Marxism is also a manifestation of God's love and wisdom, and, therefore a thing of beauty.

No matter how diabolical and satanic the Health & Safety Executive or the National Union of Students become, surely Peter must recognise that their victories can only be small and fleeting?
Carl puts in a solid defence of Team Corbyn here. My own view on the Corbyn phenomenon is that the "electable" versus "unelectable" argument kind of misses the point, which is that British politics is becoming increasingly Balkanized, and this is being hidden, for the moment, by the First Past The Post system. The rise of the SNP is emblematic of this, but it is also apparent that UKIP is becoming increasingly entrenched in economic low-growth areas on the east and southwest coasts, and to a lesser extent in the north of England and central Wales. I think the rise of Corbyn signals that Labour might increasingly become the representative party of the large metropolises, while the Conservatives dominate the dwindling concentrations of exurban wealth.

I suspect that George Osbourne's "Northern Powerhouse" concept is a recognition of this tendency, and his attempt to prevent an eventual Tory electoral ghettoisation, but it'll probably be undone by his innate cynicism, and his party's extreme dislike of investing in anything that benefits any class but their own.

Friday, 16 October 2015

"The Metropolitan police service has withdrawn its assertion that Cyril Smith attended a house in south London which was allegedly used by a VIP paedophile ring.

Statements released by the force in 2013 and 2014 claimed that officers had 'established' that the late Liberal MP, who was known to be a child abuser, had visited Elm Guest House in Barnes, south-west London.

That claim has been repeated by campaigners – such as the Conservative candidate for mayor of London, Zac Goldsmith – who believe there is evidence of a cover-up of abuse at the home dating back 30 years.

But a new statement released by the Met to the Guardian has removed the claim, casting doubt on whether the late MP for Rochdale was ever there."
You see, one of the worst things about this VIP paedo bollocks is that once it is all over it is going to turn utter shitehounds like Cyril Smith and Harvey Proctor into martyrs.

The only silver lining is going to be watching a textbook example of "When Prophecy Fails" playing out - i.e. the thinning ranks of the true believers are going to double down in their belief in VIP paedos, and generate ever more fantastical scenarios. Perhaps involving secret VIP paedo colonies in the Arctic or the New Mexican desert or something.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

"The 1970s and 1980s saw the advanced economies enter what demographers have called a "sweet spot" as the post-war baby boomers entered the workforce and declining fertility rate reduced the number of dependent children. The working-age share of the population rose strongly.

That trend was then turbo-charged by the entry of China and the former Soviet bloc into the world economy. The global workforce available to firms roughly doubled in two decades.

In other words, for roughly four decades (and especially so in the last two) "labour" has been in broad supply. But if the global glut of workers is set to end - driven by both slowing population growth and a falling working-age share - then that could have major impact on global economics.

Wages up and inequality down?"
Interesting piece by Duncan Weldon here. It supports something that I've been thinking for a long time - that it's factors like this (population trends, environmental trends, resource availability, the "geometrical" progress of technology) - i.e. things that "powerful" humans can't really control - which shape the world around us, rather than shadowy think tanks, zealous ideologues, political protests etc.

Of course I'm basically a Taoist, so I would think this. I'm also becoming convinced that the inability to recognise this aspect of reality, an inability which manifests itself as "being into politics", is increasingly becoming a form of mental illness. Essentially, it appears that the price of not accepting that humans are in actuality fairly powerless at the species level is that you end up wearing a Guy Fawkes mask and ranting on the internet about VIP paedophiles and how jet fuel can't melt steel beams.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

We all have to let our inner Cultural Marxist off the leash occasionally, don't we?

Note how saxophones in 1983 had a special 1983 tone.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

"Meanwhile, the real Left worked by stealth. That is why our political media never understood that the Blairites were in fact far more Left wing than Jeremy Corbyn. The Blair faction’s ideas came from a communist magazine called Marxism Today. The magazine, in turn, got the ideas from a clever Italian revolutionary called Antonio Gramsci. He wanted a cultural revolution, a Leftist takeover of schools, universities, media, police and courts (and of conservative political parties too). That is exactly what New Labour did."
Absolutely textbook application of the Cultural Marxism meme by (who else?) Peter Hitchens. This is what I mean when I say that paranoia is now mainstream. And the Left are no better with all their Mont Pelerin/Chicago School/Monday Club shite. I was thinking of starting a separate blog in which I compile every example I can find that suggests that the public have been duped by shadowy vested interests or devious ideologues, but I don't think there are enough hours in the day.

However, I have had what could possibly be a more productive idea - is the Left/Right political binary inherently schizophrenic, and is such paranoia in fact the inevitable outcome?