Thursday, December 05, 2019

My Invite Must Have Got Lost In The Post

You can tell how devastating the London Bridge attack has been for the left by their desperate attempts to stop anyone talking about it.

Just a thought, but if we're going with the whole Absolute Moral Authority thing, shouldn't we at least hear from the girl's parents as well? Plus there's the families of those killed in the first London Bridge attack, then the Waterloo Bridge attack and the....

Nope, apparently there's victims and and then there's victims. 

I'm not unsympathetic to their loss, but here's the thing: Jack chose to put himself in harm's way. The people living next to 'Thomas' never got that choice. In fact, the state worked overtime to stop them even getting fair warning of who was next door.

Tom's been rehabilitated, don't you know?

The issue here is the same as it ever was. Supporting the rehab industry is the ultimate class signifier for the left. As Britain's most brilliant blogger put it on the occasion of a previous rehab industry disaster:
The fact that every time normal people get to peek behind the curtain of the rehab industry we see something that looks like Scientology, but without Tom Cruise or the high moral standards, isn't a problem for the left, it's the whole attraction. It just proves that only the truly sophisticated can understand the genius inherent in a toxic mess of Marxism, new age psychobabble and outright fraud.
To borrow a line from Douglas Adams, for modern leftists supporting the rehab industry is an opinion held by all right-thinking people, who are largely recognizable as being right-thinking because they support the rehab industry. People who think Jean Piaget was a painter nevertheless are quite certain that the rehab industry is based on solid science. No, they can't actually explain how rehabilitation is meant to work or what techniques are used, but they're sure that anyone who says things like 'you can't rewire evil' is clearly some kind of dummy dumb-dumb low-life who probably voted leave.
The rehab industry didn't get where it is today despite being based on pseudo-scientific garbage, it got there precisely because it is based on garbage. The whole phony baloney clown show succeeded because it convinced liberals that supporting it was a sign that you were a cut above the common rabble - you know, like Tommy's neighbors.

Hence, we have today's designated baby seal denouncing critics of the rehab industry as 'vile' - jihadists are lovable scamps who've gone a little off the rails, but the common rabble questioning their betters?

That shall not stand! 

Consider this: a bunch of snoots met up with a bunch of convicted jihadists in a fancy place in central London. Well, of course they did. They were never, ever, going to be meeting with Leave voters, were they?

Monday, November 25, 2019

There's Inflammatory And Then There's *Inflammatory*

Just in case you wondered why the MSM was being unusually honest in its coverage of Birmingham's 'Movies And Machetes' Day, the answer is carefully buried in in paragraph 7 of the BBC's follow up - which is to say three paragraphs after the claim it's all racisss:
"But during the first 24 hours of the film over 25 significant incidents were reported and escalated to senior management in 16 separate cinemas," it said.
So, not actually just Birmingham then, after all.

Hey, it's probably just a coincidence how all these violent incidents keep happening at the same movie except I can't help noticing that the MSM and the left - but I repeat myself - seems a little more sensitive when it comes to speech from the right. Lest we forget, these people were outraged about use of the H-word:
He described her intervention as "humbug" and repeated the word again.
The SNP's Nicola Sturgeon said there was "a gaping moral vacuum where the office of prime minister used to be".
And then there was that time the MSM ran with ludicrous stories of Nigel Farage inspiring Brexiteer death squads to ethnically cleanse Essex...

So for those of you keeping score at home, the current rules are as follows:
  • Question the ludicrous claim to victimhood of a deranged leftisit MP: Stoking up hate!
  • Suggest Britain should leave the EU: Toxic rhetoric!
  • Make A Movie Celebrating Violent Insanity:  Diversity Yo!
Needless to say, the BBC was fearless in holding the filmmaker to account for his exercise in social arson.... by quoting from his Instagram account without comment:
Blue Story's writer and director, Andrew Onwubolu, said Saturday's disturbance in Birmingham was "truly unfortunate".

In an Instagram post on Sunday, the rapper-turned-filmmaker wrote: "Sending love to all those involved in yesterday's violence at Star City in Birmingham.

"It's truly unfortunate that a small group of people can ruin things for everybody.

"Blue Story is a film about love not violence.
Yep: it's all about the love except somehow people keep seeing it as a call for homicidal madness.

So, you know, it's basically the Koran of movies.

Of course, there is one other reason why the BBC is busy claiming to be shocked - shocked - to find violence going on here:
The movie which was written by Andrew Onwubolu, a rapper and YouTuber who also goes by the monicker ‘Rapman’, was produced by Paramount and BBC films. 
Public Service broadcasting FTW!

Although admittedly it must be hard to turn down  the creative genius of a man who raps under the stage name 'Rapman'.

I guess it was a tough decision for this guy whether to go into music full-time or stick with his job at NASA.

All of which brings us back where we started: literally everything people on the right say is outrageously outrageous but meanwhile the BBC is blowing our license fees on an inner city version of 'Triumph of the Will'.

Why is anyone on the right still taking these people seriously?

On the plus side though, there is one moment of unintentional humour from Badmovieman. File this one under 'Missing Persons':
He said he wanted the audience to see past crime statistics and headlines about knife crime, to understand how a "good kid" can lose their way.

"They didn't come from child abuse or neglectful mothers. What kids go through in the school playground is so intense, it all starts there."

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Leavers Vs The LARPers

Can't say I'm the biggest fan of Unherd - it always seems too pleased with itself and pretentious (starting with the name) but this post  hits on an important point.

It's true that the core of the Remoaner tendency is smug, well-off gits who quite like the idea of living in a country where 48 is bigger than 52, providing that it's the right 48 if you know what I mean and I think you do but their yoof wing is full of folks with more debt, less job security and lower wages than most of the people they sneer at as losers.

It's not just that they slavishly follow the attitudes of the elite, it's that their attitudes are the only elite thing about them.  It's politics as part-LARPing, part cargo cult.

Back in the day, I heard a cinema manager say that Star Wars fans and Sex And The City fans both came to their respective movies dressed as their favourite characters, but only the Star Wars fans realised they were watching a fantasy world.

Now it's worse than ever. We have a whole demographic of Nathan Barleys trying to convince everyone - most of all themselves - that they're just one retweet away from stardom.

(No one tell them that all those breakout stars who suddenly come from nowhere, you guys, all somehow seem to always be from a very specific demographic.)

They'd be mortally offended if you told them they'd be better off teaching geography in Norwich - but, if they did, they be richer and with better prospects. Instead they stay in a dream world, trying desperately to fend off the cognitive dissonance. Hence the key point:
But millions of young Everywheres are on their way to realising they are not counted among the elite any more. That, in fact, they never were, except on a subscription basis — and even the cost of those subscriptions is slipping from their grasp. We can expect a political reckoning to follow.
Yep, it's a £1,000 note lying on the ground ready for any conservative politician who can get these people to look clearly at their lives and what liberalism have actually done to them. 

Friday, November 15, 2019

Martin Luther Sterling Dropped, MSM Hardest Hit

Now that Raheem Sterling has been dropped by  England for attacking a team mate we need to ask the obvious question: who knew Joe Gomez was a racist?

He must be one of those non-white white supremacists. They're the worst sort.

And that's how England slumped to a 7-0 victory!

Still, I don't think this will damage Sterling's public image too much. His race hustling is too useful to the MSM as figleaf for their own class-based hatred of the average football fan.

Besides, it's not like these people don't have form for this sort of thing.

Hence why the same people who claim that some fat chumps booing black players at the footy leads - inexorably - to the next Stephen Lawrence murder will nevertheless claim there are no wider issues with people booing the victim of an assault.  We know the idiots booing black players are racist morons, but what of those who have sided with a thug? Any wider cultural implications to that?

The MSM keeps hailing the heroism of Stirling's serial race hustling - but can never actually tell us why it's heroic. What is he actually risking? An excessively glowing profile in the Guardian? He's a fearless truth-teller, if by 'truth' you mean 'absurd racial conspiracy theories'. But don't ever ask if there's any downside to casting a snarling, race-hustling low-life as the very model of black authenticity.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Hey, This Seems Vaguely Familiar....

Now, I wasn't going to mention Fraudy Nick Robinson again, but this is just too perfect.

Yep, that must be that vitally vital scrutiny he's so proud of: offense archaeology aka that thing liberal losers on twitter do for free, but he has somehow managed to convince the BBC to pay him a six figure salary to do.

Ah well, it's only licence payers cash.

The one thing it isn't is actual scrutiny. As this case shows, the topic could be life on Mars but conservative commentators would still get stupid gotcha questions thrown at them. The actual issue under discussion is irrelevant. It's all about trying to take down conservatives. Hence, why there's no point even trying to engage with these people.