Monday, March 23, 2020

Further Thoughts On The Virus Of No Origin

Comparative Advantage Means It's Better To Import Viruses Than Make Our Own: Here's your reminder that we've had thirty years of pretentious midwits lecturing us on how globalisation makes us all better off in the long run. Now all the supposed economic benefits have been wiped out in a matter of weeks, with mass death as a bonus, how about these people self-isolate until we can be sure they're free of the 'blustering fraud' virus?

Fifty years should do it.

Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures: So desperate that one of the most heavily-subsidised and protected industries in Britain might have to resort to... crikey...employing British people.  

Hey,  how come all the folks who give us pious sermons on the vital importance of muh free markets are outrageously outraged by the suggestion that if you can't afford to pay the going rate for the job, your business sucks and it should fold?

Meanwhile, back in the real world, if you're a British business that doesn't want to employ Britons, feel free to submit your claims for a subsidy to the folks in Bucharest.

So Can I Go To Weatherspoons If I Canoe There? We're all stuck in Lockdown Town, but you know who isn't?

These guys!

Now tell me that the Open Borders lobby isn't a cult! Everyone else has to hunker down, but the Gimmegrant Express must keep on rolling (we're just lucky the virus hasn't hit anyone from Iran....)

And Talking Of Religion: If you think the Prime Minster can vanquish a pestilence, you're not an atheist, you just worship government instead of God.

UNtrustworthy: Talking of absurd objects of liberal worship, it turns out that the WHO - henceforth to be known as 'The Organisation That The Left Wants To Appoint As De Facto Chief Censor Of Coronachan News' - may not be entirely trustworthy.

I know, right?

A UN organisation turning out to be a dysfunctional bunch of thug groupies. I'm just shocked - shocked!

Student Activists Hardest Hit: Hey, if a virus from China isn't a Chinese virus, doesn't that undermine the whole 'cultural appropriation' thing?  Who's to say sombreros are a Mexican thing after all?

'Prejudice' Is The Liberal Word For Common Sense: Say what you like about Chernobyl but at least the USSR didn't run a huge propaganda campaign claiming that if you took iodine tablets, you were a bigot.

Yep, the Government of the Country That Shall Not Be Named didn't just lie and conceal information, they actively tried to spread the doom, and liberals did all but hold the syringe for them. But at least the MSM have learned their lesson....

Journalists Are Not Key Workers: They keep implying they think they'll be exempt from any lockdown but, honestly, who needs this level of insight?

Hey, you'd think these people more than anyone else would understand that drugs are always cut with something before use. Then again, people stupid enough to snort coke mixed with bleach are stupid enough to believe anything.

Wait until someone tells them about paracetamol...

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Hey, MSM: Wuhad One Job!

It may just be me, but I thought Piers Morgan's criticism of government policy on GMB this morning was totally over the top. 

As it happens, with a death toll of 55 up to yesterday, the virus had still killed less Britons than jihadists managed on a single day in 2005 but so far there's no sign of anyone handing out flowers or impromptu street posters yet.
“This job has changed significantly from planning for organic, people responses to tragedy, to being told: ‘We would like the people to do that, how do you get them there?’”
“A lot of the public’s responses are spontaneous, of course. But a lot are shaped. The [British] government doesn’t want spontaneity: it wants controlled spontaneity.”
The MSM were prepared to take part in a massive state propaganda campaign to manipulate the public reaction to terror attacks but now the same people claim it's super important that they give airtime to every unhinged conspiracy theorist and quack on the planet.

As the punchline of the old story goes, when it comes to the MSM and spinning the truth we've already established they're whores, now we're just arguing about the price.

Apparently, the price depends on whether or not a particular story helps the left, so I guess the MSM will start calming down about the virus as soon as it evolves enough to start filling in postal voting forms. Expect to start hearing about the vast majority of harmless viruses, coupled with glowing profiles of the ones used in gene therapy.

And then there's the other thing. Like I keep saying, 'freedom of the press' is short for 'freedom of the use of the printing press'. It means any citizen is free to set up a printing press and start publishing - or, to put it another way, it means the literal opposite to what the MSM claims it means.

There is no special group of people called 'the press' who have special freedoms over and above the ordinary citizen. That's important because the MSM has spent years supporting all manner of restrictions on the citizen's right to free speech. Remember these people thought it was perfectly sane for the police to prosecute a comedian for Felony Tasteless Comedy. 

The MSM has devoted zillons of words to the supposed threat of hate speech, and 90% of their output has referenced the same old cliche about 'shouting fire in a crowded theater'. Now we have the crowded theater of crowded theaters, they've suddenly turned into free speech maximalists.  Our democracy apparently depends on their supposed right to ask stupid gotcha questions, push absurd hypotheticals, and promote all manner of loons and malcontents.

This is who they are and whatever happens we should never forget that when we needed unity more than ever - the real sort, not the phoney baloney 'don't look back in anger' sort - these people were happy to act as saboteurs just so they could get one of their own in No 10. 

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Random Thoughts On TEOTWAWKI

  • Apparently the MSM has already gone into some kind of very specific lockdown where they question everything about the government's strategy of trying to spread out the number of cases... except how that's compatible with open borders. That bit makes perfect sense to them
  • Right now, an Italian can drive over to Calais, get on the Eurostar and come to the UK, and the only problem he will have is if he goes too fast on the motorway. So it looks like we'll have border security once the government works out how to issue tickets to viruses
  • Notice how everyone is looking to the greedy capitalist pig dogs in the biotech industry to fix this, and no one expects anything at all from our bloated academic sector
  • On the other hand, libertarianism isn't looking too good either right about now. These people have spent years sneering at the peasants who won't accept free trade uber alles as  the way of the future, now - in a development no one could possibly have foreseen - it turns out that having your own industrial base is quite a good thing after all. 
  • Hey, is it just me or have the BDS crowd suddenly gone quiet too? They wouldn't stoop as low as to accept an Israeli vaccine right? 
  • Surely even some members of the left must be having a Mitchell and Webb moment right about now?  Yes, it's true: if you're celebrating the prospect of mass slaughter because you think it will help your party into government, you are the bad guys.
  • Things would  probably go a lot better if only someone could come up with a better phrase than 'herd immunity'
  • For all the people sneering that the right suddenly wants to listen to experts that's for one very simple reason: we're talking about people with an actual track record of verifiable accuracy, rather than leftist experts, who are almost always members of the chattering class dealing in vague generalisations, pseudo-science and tautological appeals to authority
  • If the left could discover vaccines they way they can find racism, the epidemic would be over.  Right now, they're claiming it's racist to call the virus from Wuhan 'Wuhan virus' or remind anyone it's from China. The MSM has picked this up and run with it, meaning that the same people who keep claiming to be shocked - shocked - that fewer and fewer people trust them are also explaining why reporting actual facts is bad
  • In so far as the left, and the MSM, are taking talking points from the Chinese government, can we at least have a break from the left's whole 'Hitler had a dog, Boris has a dog, therefore Boris is Hitler' line of reasoning...  No, probably not: for reasons.                                                                                               

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Elephant Entering The Room

The Honorable Representative from the Great State of Texas asks an important question:
Raises the question: if a global pandemic is a concern, why would we want policies that encourage more people crossing illegally & released unaccounted for into the country?
Well, quite. Of course, round here, BoJo's just said 'hold my champers'.

Forget sneaking in, they won't even stop anyone jetting in from Venice. It's a plague and a pandemic, but let's not go crazy here and start questioning muh open borders.

The left has spent a hundred years sneering at World War I generals and their cold-blooded decisions to keep throwing away lives with hopeless, head on attacks. Now, suddenly, open borders are in the firing line and these people are all but giving out white feathers to anyone who questions the sanity of Italian citizens being locked down and unable to go anywhere.... except Heathrow.

Hey, I consider The Omega Man to be an underrated conservative classic, but I don't want to live in it!

All of which explains BoJo's reluctance to do.... well, anything really. Unlike the mainstream of the left, he's at least smart enough to realise the obvious problem with putting all manner of limits on people inside the UK, but none at all on people arriving here. He's just not smart enough to realise that he's torpedoed the exact reason why he got a majority in the first place.

The whole reason why Boris Johnson got a whacking majority where Fat Dave and Theresa Won't failed is precisely because he came across as someone who regarded Britain as something more than just some failing division of a global multinational. Fat Dave in particular always looked like he'd be quite happy to jump ship and go be PM of somewhere else if they offered him the right deal. Boris was supposed to be better than that, but it turns out that when push came to shove, his true loyalty was to Globacorp after all.

Monday, March 09, 2020

The Economist Discovers Economics

Very Smart Person magazine The Economist wonders if there may be some kind of mysterious connection between supply and demand.
 
Like Ace points out, in so far as these people are always warning about imminent disasters that never actually arrive, they're basically indistinguishable from a loony cult. In fact, the resemblance goes a lot deeper than that. Listen to these guys and it turns out that people who reject the Sacred Texts of Open Borders in favour of relying on their lying eyes aren't just stupid, they're positively evil. Evily evil bigots conspiring to rob humanity of the new golden age that will come about when everyone accepts globalisation into their lives....

... And that's how some of the worst people in the world managed to convince themselves they were the good guys. It goes all the way from supposed socialists who object to paying a living wage to their kid's nanny all the way to free marketers who want the taxpayer to top up the wages of Megacorp's imported labour. Supporting open borders is the perfect combination of class signifier and naked self-interest.

That's what I keep saying. Just like with Brexit and all the rest, this is not just a clash between specific political doctrines, it's about who the country is actually run for: the snoot class or actual normal people.

Thursday, March 05, 2020

LARPing With Liberals

Say, here's a question I've been wondering about: if liberals are so smart how come they keep getting taken in by obvious frauds like this?

It's a Scooby-Doo mystery all right!

I guess they didn't notice the cardboard helmets and that all the 'miners' had names like Julian and Roderick.

The important point though is that rich kids dressing up as working men is in no way like wearing socioeconomic blackface. No, siree, Jack.

As ever, the bias is annoying, but also strangely reassuring. Think about it this way: the left has spent forty years claiming that liberalism is the default, with conservatives as the loony outliers. Yet every time the BBC interviews some 'member of the public' who criticises the government, it turns out that he's actually a leftist nutcase.

Labour is the People's Party, providing you mean specifically the people who think there are ninety six genders but no valid reasons to criticise Diane Abbot. Other than that?  

Nope!

Hence, the reliance on the Trustifarian Theater Company and a state broadcaster guaranteed not to ask any hard questions.... apparently 'scrutiny' isn't that important after all.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Doncha' Hate It When That Happens?

Then:

DELE ALLI claims the Kick It Out campaign is not doing enough to tackle racism in football.
The Tottenham playmaker called for “more action” from authorities to rid the sport of racist behaviour from fans.
Now:
An FA statement confirmed: 'Dele Alli has been charged with misconduct for a breach of FA Rule E3 in relation to a social media post. 'It is alleged that the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder's post breaches FA Rule E3(1) as it was insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute. 'It is further alleged that the post constitutes an "Aggravated Breach", which is defined in FA Rule E3(2), as it included a reference, whether express or implied, to race and/or colour and/or ethnic origin and/or nationality.'
Hey, I feel a song coming on!

Lest we forget, his fellow race hustler, St Raheem of Sterling has previously been exposed as a violent thug, while dear ol' Kick It Out themselves are busy explaining that this whole 'rape' thing is just a cunning excuse for whitey to give a brutha a hard time.

Seriously, I have no idea how this keeps happening? How come people who spend their time pushing insane conspiracy theories about white people keep turning out not to be pillars of the community?

 I mean, I'd give this guy the benefit of the doubt, except you know if some white guy had done this, he'd be demanding air strikes, so you know, sauce for the goose....

Just don't hold your breath waiting for the MSM to start writing hysterical articles about What It All Means for the state of the nation. This guy is too useful a tool for them against the common enemy.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

This May Not Be The Winning Issue The Left Thinks It Is

Looks like the left have found their latest batch of baby seals!

Will no one think of the poor senior civil servants? 

It's practically a modern day gulag:
Sir Philip is also reportedly writing to all senior members of the civil service in the department to highlight the dangers of work place stress. 

It is also claimed he told team members that they should not be expected to do 'unrealistic' work outside of contracted working hours.
Modern Britain, you guys! People on six figure salaries complaining about having to work late.

This, THIS, is the issue that will win back the North for Labour: making sure Sir Julian D'Arcy-Snootlington doesn't miss any dinner parties.

Reminder: the people the left is getting all misty-eyed about are the same ones behind the Windrush fiasco, aka the Greatest Scandal Evah!

But that was then, and this is now, and for no apparent reason whatsoever the left has decided to target the Home Secretary.

It's a mystery alright.

Britain's biggest party is not the Conservatives nor Labour, it's the Snoot Party. They don't actually stand for election but they think they should be in power anyway. Hence why we now have the lovely 'Sir Phil' who is apparently guaranteed a job for life even though he's the equivalent of an arsonist fireman.

The left isn't against elections, it just doesn't think they should have any consequences.  You can elect whoever you want, but it's Sir Phil, Sir Keir and the rest who run the country...

Say, why does that sound familiar?

No wonder these guys were so desperate to stay in. The EU has always been their idea of perfection: a eunuch parliament and an unaccountable snoot class actually running things.

They lost that round, but that's just encouraged them to fight harder to create Brussels-On-Thames.

Personally, I'm not convinced 'all the stuff you hated about the EU, but in English' is necessarily a winning slogan for Labour. 

As with most things in politics, all that the right needs to do to win is to force the left to state their worldview openly.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Nontroversy!

Like I keep saying, the big difference in politics is that the left wants the right silenced, while the right positively encourages the left to speak at great length about they believe.

Take today's alleged controversy:  apparently, it's super outrageous that the Government is deporting foreign criminals. 

Huh?

What definition of 'controversial' are we using here? Is there anyone outside of the fever swamps of the left who doesn't think this is exactly what HMG should be doing?

Being able to control who gets to live there is pretty much a basic requirement for being able to call yourself an independent country.

More to the point though, if liberals think even convicted rapists shouldn't be deported, in what sense do they not support open borders? Who exactly would they deport - aside from conservatives ?

Equally, if deporting scumbags strikes the left - and the cuckservatives - as an outrageously extreme policy, how come they keep pretending to support border security every time there's an election on? Wouldn't they be happy to proclaim their love of open borders from the roof tops right up until polling day?

But no: the left is so confident in open borders as a winning issue politically that they keep demanding any potential critics are silenced and shouted down. They're the voice of the people, providing no actual people are allowed to speak.

Hey, maybe that's the answer: we tell them we're not deporting criminals, we're just operating a nationwide 'no platform' policy.....

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

A Man Hired To Do A Job

An important point from the Great Steyn:
If these fine fellows were genuinely interested to know how Trump got elected, the quickest way to the answer would be for them to look in the mirror: Trump is a symptom of you. No Russians or Macedonians are required: it's because of you - the permanent governing class. If the only alternative to Hillary is Jeb, it's hardly a surprise that there's a stampede to the "Neither of the Above" box. And, if the only fellow waiting over there is Donald J Trump, so be it: that's on you.
All true, and true for Britain as well. Yes, there are a lot of folks who like BoJo personally, but what gave him his landslide was the public's exasperation with the snoot class. That matters right now because - having been proven wrong about just about everything as far as electoral strategy goes - the Tory Party's Smart Set have decided to start pushing the line that, sure, supporting Brexit and a reform agenda was a great way to get the chumps to come out and vote for you, but as far as actually going ahead and trying to change anything?

It's just too risky, you guys!

Best to go along to get along, rather than risk stirring up the swamp.

The trouble with that idea is that Boris Johnson was elected specifically because the public believed we might finally have a PM who aims to represent the people and control the government and not the other way round. To the point: whatever the political risks of pushing through meaningful reform, they're dwarfed by the risk of surrendering to the swamp creatures.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The MSM Is The Typhoid Mary Of Politics

Congratulations to Jess Philips, who's become the latest member of the Ex-Future Prime Ministers of Britain Club. She joins such luminaries as Rory Stewart, Chuckup Ummah and Ken Clarke.

Just like the old line about the operation being a complete success but the patient dying, they all managed to win the support of Fleet Street, but lost the whole rest of the Monopoly board.
It’s the kind of thing that’s rather easier to say when you know you’re not going to win the contest – she had failed so far to secure any nominations from affiliated organisations including trade unions or from constituency Labour parties, which suggested that the membership was not particularly enthusiastic about her, despite apparently recognising her more than rival Lisa Nandy.
Say, it's almost like her media coverage was completely out of proportion to her actual support.

And then there's this bit:
The absence of [support from the shop worker's union], plus information the campaign had gathered privately about the membership’s response to Phillips, meant it wasn’t right to carry on.
Heh. Wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall at that briefing? I'm guessing she went full Downfall.

But at least her campaign bowed out with dignity and didn't resort to cheap attempts to try and spin her as a victim.

Just kidding!
In a candid video message to supporters the 38-year-old, who has been subjected to horrific abuse from Corbynistas online over the past year or more, admitted that she could not bring the various wings of the party together.

Monday, January 20, 2020

The Brie Larson Of British Politics

Yes, my friends, it is a blow that our girl Dianne Abbot isn't standing for the Labour leadership, but we're not liberals, we can take the rough with smooth and look on the bright side. Just think about the hole the MSM has now found itself in. MSM poster girl Jess Philips is standing for the leadership and suddenly the MSM is faced with either doubling down on its refusal to actually cover this psycho properly, or alternatively admitting that they've spent years covering for a sleazy snoot in socioeconomic blackface....

Yep, that's Fact Number One that the media never reports: working class heroine Jess Philips is in reality the daughter of a former second in command of the entire NHS. She didn't climb her way up from the streets, she just got the concierge to order the Express Elevator for her.

Her whole CV is like that, but instead of holding her to account, the MSM has actively run interference for her.

Hey, you can't even get anyone in the MSM to ask how that lawsuit is going...

BTW, watch the original footage and decide for yourself if this someone who takes issue like male suicide seriously.  

Heartbroken, she is, clearly! 

Fortunately, now the spotlight is on her, even the MSM's ability to cover for Princess Fraudypants is breaking down. Take a look at this.

Yep, somehow our savvy watchdog media failed to find anything suspicious in the tortured form of words used on her website or question her constant references to her made up degree. They were probably too busy stalking Youtubers.

All of this does raise a few questions though: firstly, what's the academic equivalent of stolen valour?

Stolen study?

Edufaktion?

Pseudostudies?

Also, how the hell do you fail a degree in public sector management? It's not even a real subject!

There's certainly no evidence of any actual management in the real world public sector. Come to think of it, in so far as she bailed out with the job half done then lied about it to anyone who asked, I'd say she was perfectly qualified for a job in the public sector.

But the real question is this: now she's been exposed as a fraud (again), just how are her friends on the MSM going to spin her as the victim this time?

Thursday, January 16, 2020

World War Cancelled Due To Lack Of Interest

The more time goes on, the more obvious it is that when members of the Foreign Affairs division of the snoot class talk about the dangers of Donald Trump's foreign policy, they chiefly mean the dangers to their own generous sinecures.

Just two weeks ago we were assured the world was on the brink of war after the US - for totally no reason whatsoever - killed a high-ranking member of the Iranian government (who just happened to find himself in a country where the US embassy had just been attacked and a US citizen killed).

Now? Not so much. 

Just as with North Korea and the China trade talks, the dim bulb lout Trump has somehow managed to handle the situation far better than the certified members of the Guild of Foreign Policy have managed in decades. Who knew the New York property developer would have a better grasp of brinkmanship than the snoots who spend their days writing 5,000 word articles for The Economist titled 'Where Now For Ghana '?

None of this matters though. The snoots have decided that Trump is a dangerous moron and they need to say it at every opportunity - which is one more thing they've got wrong. They think calling Trump an idiot on TV is a devastating rhetorical point even as it becomes ever more clear that most of the foreign policy establishment couldn't predict an outbreak of heavy drinking on New Year's Eve. The whole reason why people voted Trump is summed up in a snooty governing class explaining why even people who has been consistently wrong about everything are nevertheless way smarter than loser schlubs like the President of the United States.

Like I said at the time, the real revelation in Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch's leaked reports wasn't that he was another Never Trumper from central casting, it was that he was so tediously predictable about it all. He's our representative to our most important ally and so, allegedly, our best and brightest, and he sounds like he's doing Open Mike night at the local comedy club. Hey, that Donald Trump's so stoopid, am I right?

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Stay Back! He's Got A Biro And He's Not Afraid To Use It

Good news shipmates! Chief Inspector Ahab in Durham has finally nailed the Great White Terrorist.

Yes, indeed. People can now sleep safe in their beds knowing the police are hard at work stopping people writing things.

Yep, really:
A teenage neo-Nazi terrorist who identified possible targets in his home city has today been locked up for six years and eight months.
The 17-year-old boy drafted his own manifesto which listed 'Areas to Attack' in Durham such as schools, pubs and council buildings. He also wrote of planning to conduct an arson spree with Molotov cocktails on local synagogues.
Various handwritten documents were seized from his bedroom in March by police who also found a collection of far-right literature, Manchester Crown Court heard.
Analysis of his computer devices and mobile phone uncovered numerous internet searches on firearms, explosives and knives....
The youth was also unanimously found guilty of disseminating a terrorist publication, possessing an article for a purpose connected with terrorism and three counts of possessing a document or record containing information likely to be useful to a terrorist.
So, basically, he wrote some stuff and read some stuff. This must be some special government definition of 'planning'... although, come to think of it, this apparent confusion of vaguely fantasising about something with actually planning it might explain a lot about the modern police service.

Cressida Dick probably put 'Reduce Knife Crime' on her vision board then just forgot about it.

Plus, if young people fantasising about killing their enemies is now a jailable offence, well, I'm guessing this could get embarrassing for the Guardian.

Really embarrassing.

Say, I wonder what the difference is between these two cases?

Equality FTW!

It doesn't get any better:
In the month before his arrest in March, he repeatedly searched for and visited websites related to 'lone wolf' attacks by the likes of Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh, the Norwegian far-right terrorist Anders Breivik and Columbine High School shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.
Huh? The Columbine killers were hardly political. And then there's this:
He had also purchased the manifestos of Breivik and another terrorist, Ted Kaczynski, known as the Unabomber.
Say, if Brevik was far-right, how come the Unabomber isn't 'far left'?
In journal entries the youth wrote of his admiration for Adolf Hitler - 'a brave man to say the least', Moors murderer Ian Brady - 'how wonderful it is to be an amoral individual' and murderous cult leader Charles Manson.
So that's one guy who's Literally Hitler, a pervert and a grifter who got too caught up in his own scam.
In August 2018 he wrote a things-to-do list, which included the instruction 'shed empathy' and referenced a shooting at a video gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, where two people were killed.
The Fuhrer was well known for his hatred of video gamers!
The youth also wrote of his dislike of school, spoke disparagingly of Durham having a Jewish MP and described the North East as a 's***hole', stating 'the people are loathable, the sights forgettable and the police laughable'.
Sounds like the average Corbynista to me!

This is clearly a case of a seriously screwed up kid, deep into some dark stuff, but an actual terrorist?

Really? 

Who's the victim exactly? And how does any of this not apply to Owen Jones... or about eight bazilion other teenage boys? If this guy's a 'Nazi terrorist', does that mean every goth in the country is a vampire?

And that's not the worst of it.  Check this out:
It is understood that the boy had initially been referred to Prevent, the government's anti-extremism mechanism, but failed to engage fully. 
Yep, he's such a super dangerous terrorist that they... left him on the streets.

He was OK to carry on terroristically writing things in a terrorising way, right up until he failed to show due respect for the unelected, unaccountable commissars running a supposed anti-extremism program based on an ideology responsible for 100 million deaths. That's why he got jailed.

If only he had agreed that there are five lights, he would still be out there now, free to write Mein Kampf II: No More Mr Nice Guy.