Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Why Don't More People Do This?


You can tell how badly the attempted show trial of Aaron Banks went by the fact the usual suspects have never mentioned it again. 

I enjoyed it as much as anyone, but I’d probably have gone the Dominic Cummings route myself.  Either way, these guys are making an important point and it goes to the heart of the case for Brexit. 

In large parts of Europe – and here if the Remoaners get their way – it is doubtless perfectly normal for members of the political establishment to drag law-abiding citizens before phoney baloney Committees for Public Safety to face charges of ‘being a suspected person’ and the like.

Meanwhile, round here we have Magna Carta and all that follows from it. If the state wishes to impose on the freedom of its citizens, it has to prove they committed an actual, real offense. 

This is not a small thing. Are law-abiding citizens *actually* free, or are they just provisionally free, subject to not falling foul of some twerp like Damian Collins?

You either believe in the right to trial or you believe in the right of the establishment to arbitrarily harass the citizenry. One side is clear about where it stands on this, the other is busy inventing conspiracy theories about Russians.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Existential Threat Of The Donald


Apparently, all it took was a successful summit meeting and suddenly The Golden Don has been transformed from Literally Hitler into Literally Chamberlain.

Don't be surprised if one of the left's more repellant groups rebrands itself the 'Start The War' coalition and Madonna and that tool from Coldplay get together to do a duet of 'Give War A Chance'.

Of course, it's just possible Lil' Kim has bamboozled the billionaire property developer, and only 20p a word liberal MSM writers are smart enough to see it, but how bad would it have to be for the deal to be worse than the Clinton era agreement?

Ah, yes: that would be the thing. For seventy years the Korean situation has been a running sore, now suddenly Donald Dumpf, Stupidest President Evah has made more progress than the whole of the foreign policy establishment, with all their fancy degrees from Georgetown U and their kill-me-now 50,000 word articles in Foreign Policy Snoot magazine.

There's a lesson in there somewhere. 


Monday, June 04, 2018

The Respectable Right Is Rubbish


Tim N rightly points out that the MSM's Licensed Conservatives sure seem comfortable with Putin-like behavior, providing it's aimed at enemies of *their* state.

In fact, it's worse than that. Say what you like about him, but Vlad never claimed to be one of those touchy-feely guys. Equally, whether he's Making Russia Great Again, or just stealing it piece by piece, at least he's thinking big.

Meanwhile, media conservatives make like they're Spartans at Thermopylae, fighting to their dying breath for muh justdis, muh umanrites, muh desensee... but ditch it all in a flash when there's a chance at a crappy newspaper column with some ludicrously self-aggrandising tagline like 'Jeff Tossari: The Man Who Calls It Like It Is'.

Of course, it's not just a British thing. From the sidebar at Ace's place:
Thought: Although conservatism argues for a lot of specific policy goals, there has always been a large part of what we call Republicanism that has never been anything more than a reflexive, steadfast defense of vested caste/class interests. We are entering the second year of discovering which "conservatives" have always been motivated primarily by what might be called Ruling Class Republicanism.
He expands on it here:
If there is going to be a law, then the law shall apply to all.
If the law does not apply to all, then there shall be no law at all.
This is not a novel, hard-to-understand, or revolutionary idea. We demand that we be treated equally. If a rule shall be inflicted on us, then we demand it be inflicted on the High Caste as well. If it is not to be inflicted on the High Caste, then we reject the rule as not a rule at all.
A rule which does not bind all men equally is not a rule. It is merely a partisan weapon.
It is, in fact, a marker of Caste privilege on the positive end and Caste disfavor on the negative end.
Why should anyone arbitrarily pushed into a Deplorable Caste willingly prop up the system of burdens and forbiddances which define the caste? Why wouldn't someone suddenly made into a member of a newly-invented Deplorable Caste by a newly-invented Media Aristocracy Caste reject the badges and markers of the Caste system wholesale?
I think what he means is kind of like where the courts decide some guy live streaming on Fakebook *near* to a courthouse is a terrible threat to justice, but a defendant being deprived of meaningful legal representation and instead being 'represented' by a government-appointed shill lawyer is just one of those things, you guys.

This is the bit our supposed betters just don't get. They really think we're too stupid to notice the contrast between their rote denunciations of the predators ('obviously, we all oppose gang rape...') and their frenzied ranting about the 'knuckle-draggers' who dare point out the utter failure of the legal system to deal with systemic sexual terrorism. Apparently, everyone - everyone - who finds this case a little fishy is a Nazi, but they're damned if they can find any underlying philosophy motivating the rape gangs....

These people genuinely think they just need another ten or so sneery articles about Tommy Robinson's past and the public will start to trust them again. They don't understand that the more they point out the skeletons in Robinson's closet, the more they're condemning themselves. No matter how bad this particular individual is, when it comes to the real issues, increasingly large numbers of the public still find *even him* more trustworthy than the Julians and Hugos in the MSM.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Princess Leia > Princess MeAgain

It's not all bad news! At least now we have an actual SJW Princess no one can deny the true nature of Social Justice Warriors. She's a princess, but then they're *all* princesses. They're pampered brats sneering at the lower orders for their crude ways. Back in the day, these people sneered at folks who didn't know what knife to use, now they sneer at people who don't know the correct term for a transsexual sex worker from Bangkok. Either way, it's all about the supposedly enlightened, and definitely privileged, mocking the unenlightened masses.

As Aussie writer Tim Blair said about Michale Moore, they're not standing up for the little guy, they're standing up *to* the little guy.

 For further evidence, consider that Social Justice Warriors have now decided to throw their hand in with the perfect example of a Bad Corporation. Hey, has anyone noticed that the US extends copyright law every time Mickey Mouse gets close to going out of copyright? Better question: has anyone not noticed? It turns out that having Congress acting as a fluffer for a big corporation is exactly what 'sticking it to the man' means.

 Unfortunately, back in Realville, it turns out that calling everyone in the world 'Nazis' turns out to be no way to get them through the door. Apparently, people who go to 'Star Wars' movies want to see a 'Star Wars' movie not an SJW nightmare where familiar characters wander in just long enough to hand off the story to empowered super girrls.

Monday, May 21, 2018

The Prince And The Ho Girl


Just to clarify for anyone who misheard it the first time, Prince Harry has been made Duke of Sussex, not Duke of Cuckex.

Meanwhile, it turns out that even the supposedly devil may care rebels at Paddy Power aren't taking bets on how long it will all last...although that might not be down to lack of courage so much as lack of anyone stupid enough to bet on it going north of seven years. But this is about much more than another case of our alleged elite assuring us that there are no such things as 'icebergs' while sane people quietly make their way to the lifeboats.

Most political issues are fairly remote from daily life, but this fiasco gets right to the heart of modern culture. Take note of how all the alleged experts agree that Harry is the very model of the modern man. Never mind that sooner or later they will retcon him into the Worst Husband Ever, right now he's the pin up boy for the Guy Doing The Right Thing - and he's doomed.

Of course, it's not all bad news: some people serve as examples to inspire all who come after them, while others serve as cautionary tales. His Grace, the Duke of Cuckex, is firmly in group two but at least there's no room for ambiguity here. This is going to be a train wreck of epic proportions and that being so, soon no one will be able to avoid the elephant in the room.

Some people use a matrix analogy, and talk of blue pills and red pills. They mean in the sense of choosing between the blue pill, aka the comforting lies of modern culture, and the red pill as the brutal truths of modern life. It's a bit like, say, the choice between believing that you can have a successful relationship with an aging slapper who has successively ditched her family, her friends, her husband and even one of her dogs (her dog!), and realizing that, as the philosopher Louis D'Cris once said, you can't turn a ho into a housewife.

To the point, if there's any truth in the pretty lies of our feminized PC culture, then a war hero, nice guy and bona fide *prince* surely ought to be able to have a successful marriage.

There aren't, so he's screwed, and not in a good way.

That's not to say that you need to necessarily present Junior with all three of Rollo Tomassi's books on his thirteenth birthday, but we have to acknowledge that sending out young boys into our toxic culture without at least a basic understanding of red pill principles is a form of child abuse. If nothing else, they need to know enough to avoid women with more red flags than Anfield on match day.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Quote Of The Day: Talented Footballer Edition



Douglas Murray with THE perfect summation of the, errr,.....  London situation.
Everyone in New York asks about the knife crime in London. I tell them it won’t be sorted out because we’ve already decided what the causes can’t be.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Everything Is Racisss....


An important philosophical question: if a tree falls over in a forest and there are no white guys around, is it still their fault?

Answer: shut up, you racist! 

Hence, this:
It came as the mother of an aspiring rapper gunned down at the weekend marched to the area occupied by her son's rival gang after a crisis meeting with Mr Khan...

Rhyhiem's mother blamed the police for her son's murder - saying they failed to protect him.
As usual, 'aspiring rapper' does not, in fact, mean a guy who sits at his desk for hours trying to find new words to rhyme with 'ho':
The teenager, who was the 62nd victim to be killed in the capital so far this year, is said to have been a member of the Moscow17 crew from Kennington who are involved in a violent feud with rivals Zone2 from nearby Peckham which has escalated through various YouTube videos.

Last year he appeared alongside Tim Westwood in a YouTube rap video where he was seen wearing a balaclava and a hoodie, waving a spliff around as he spoke about 'splashing' rivals - slang for stabbing someone repeatedly until they pour with blood - and bragged his crew is 'known for capping' its enemies which means shooting someone.
Shades of Theodore Dalrymple's line that as a prison doctor he often met people who claimed to have fallen in with the wrong crowd, but never met any member of the wrong crowd itself.

Also, I going to go out on a limb here, but I'm guessing 'the father was not available for comment'. 

Doubtless, next time the BBC interviews Sadiq Khan't they will ask him to distance himself from this loon, just like they would if Nigel Farage met with someone pushing crazy conspiracy theories about the Manchester bombing... right?

The thing is that Hoody McDead's Godmother makes an actually arguable point:
Yesterday his godmother Lacey Main called for YouTube to take responsibility in a packed public meeting on knife crime attended by local Labour MPs Harriet Hartman and Neil Coyle, along with Tottenham MP David Lammy and Sophie Linden, the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime.

She said: 'Why do they put the music on YouTube? Take it out. You have the authority, all of you sitting down there. Every time they put a video up - shut it down....

All the police know the gangs, they know about these videos, boasting and challenging each other and they know what they lead to...

'I have been telling police about this for three years but they do not work with YouTube, Snapchat, any of them. No one takes responsibility and there is blood in the streets.
Personally, I'm a free speech maximalist, but I'm thinking YouTube should be at least as hostile to homicidal morons as it is to, say, conservative videos.

I'm also pretty sure gang warfare predates the Internet - despite what the MSM would have you believe - and that having thugs out themselves online is not necessarily a bad thing for law enforcement. They probably get some good intelligence from it.

Come to think of it, I'm baffled leftists haven't worked out a way to try and screw this up.

.....

No, spoke too soon:

A generation of young people are being criminalised by a racist and illegal police database, it was claimed yesterday.

Campaigners accused forces of 'stigmatising' young black men with no history of violence or criminal convictions, sometimes on the strength of their social media posts.
It's a mystery why police would be interested in people boasting about committing serious crimes...
Amnesty International said officers are amassing swathes of data about often innocent teenagers that can destroy their life chances. 
As opposed to being hacked to death, which has no impact whatsoever.   
Kate Allen, of Amnesty International, called on regulators to act. 

'This police data sweeps up a much wider group of people than those involved in serious offending,' she said.
Police must be given the powers they need to do their job but they must do it in a way that does not discriminate against people because of the colour of their skin or how they express their identity.
Well, that much is true, except I can't actually find any evidence of Amnesia Intentional protesting about stuff like this.

Or this.

Or even this. 

Boasting about killing people is one thing, but a clear statement of Christian principles is going too far.