Monday, December 03, 2018

As I Was Saying...


The Tories are still trying to terrify the public with the Corbogyman. Lest you be tempted to choose them as the lesser of two evils, here's Mark Steyn with a reminder that eight years of Conservative Prime Minsters has done nothing to deal with the most important issue of the day: the remorseless transformation of Britain into Not Britain.

 Hence, why I can't get too excited about Gerard Batten appointing Tommy Robinson as an adviser. Personally, I think it's bad politics, but on the other hand, who would be the respectable alternative to Tommy Robinson? As Mark Steyn himself has pointed out, if respectable politicians won't deal with the elephant in the room, then the public will turn to non-respectable ones.

We already have three parties hiding behind ludicrous euphemisms, like 'grooming gangs'. Meanwhile, in so far as Tommy Robinson was banged up for contempt of court, that means we've had more people jailed for reporting on jihadist rape gangs, than for actually assisting them. Police officers and social workers have destroyed evidence, buried crime reports and intimidated witnesses, without facing so much as the ghost of a charge. Turning a blind eye to outright corruption: that's what counts as 'Respectable Conservatism' these days.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tories Defuse The Corbyn Bomb


As I understand the Tory position, it's that we need to hand the country over to the EU, otherwise it'll fall into the hands of a bunch of Britain hating loons with totalitarian tendencies. 

I can't be the only one getting a distinct frying pan/fire vibe here. 

True, there's a difference in style: the Labour Party favours unhinged ranting, while the Eurocrats prefer to hide behind a legalistic smokescreen, but it all comes down to the same basic worldview and even specific policies. Is there any real differce between the EU and Labour on the following?

Open Borders

Multiculturalism

Leeching power away from the voters to unaccountable bureaucrats

Hatred of the US & Israel

Suppression of free speech, the free press and, indeed, freedom in general 

Und so weiter...

There is no better proof of the fundamentally corrupt nature of Professional Conservatives than that they either embrace or denounce the self-same policies, depending on whether they come from Corbyn or from some dude with a fancy accent. 

Some say the Tories aren't thinking any further than the next election. I don't even think that's true. Once the country's signed over to the EU, who cares which puppet stands at the dispatch box? You could have Ian Huntley as PM but if all he can do is read his orders from Brussels, what does it matter?

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Quote of the Day: Strange Sense of Familiarity Edition

Ace of Spades is talking about US Republicans, but I can't help feeling a strange sense of deja screw:
Are we going to keep pretending that obvious urban, socially-liberal, economically-moderate establishment types who are always calling the actual conservative base "crazies" and "Hobbits" are the most conservative of all of us?
Or are we going to be grown up and start admitting that our alleged NeverTrump Super-Conservatives are just urban/suburban liberals looking out for the preferences of their fellow urban/suburban liberals?
Hmmmm.......that sounds hauntingly familiar. Professional Conservatives in the UK have spent most of this century selling out the conservative base and justifying it all with patronising lectures about muh electability and how the base needs to stop obsessing about wacky side issues. Suddenly, Brexit comes along and all bets are off.

Call it a wild shot in the dark, but I'm thinking leaving the EU might be a winning issue politically, what with it actually winning the referendum and all, but finally the Professional Conservatives have decided that there are some hills worth dying on after all. They've finally decided to stand and fall on their principles, such as.....

What exactly? How exactly do you get from conservative principles to defending the right of seemingly every member of the Kinnock family to a well-paid sinecure in Brussels?

Hey, this ought not to be a tough one for any actual conservatives: where does sovereignty lie? With the citizenry or with the snoot class? This should be like asking your local vicar who the dude was who did that trick with the loaves and fishes but apparently it's a tough one for members of the party of small government, free markets and liberty.

If the only thing voting changes is which particular members of the snoot class get to run the country into the ground, what is the actual difference between left and right anyway? True, Labour is a party of dim thugs, but the Tories are a bunch of corrupt perverts. Who really cares one way or the other if it all turns out like Monty Python's cafe, where you can have whatever you want, but it all comes with globalism.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Licenced Rebels


Who'd have thunk it? Liberals were still busy being outraged by the Grenfell Reenactment Society when a top lefty luvvie popped up to explain that poppies were 'racist' and 'white supremacist'.

If the murder of a cardboard box is actionable then I think this must cross the line but, curiously enough, there's no evidence that his bins have been searched. In fact he remains remarkably 'not arrested'.

Hey, at least the Grenfell Reneactment Society weren't actively advocating for more fires, meanwhile - in the context of the whole #punchanazi, no-platforming, lynch mob left - it's not hard to see why some people might think Bastani's comments were a tacit endorsement of violence.

Personally, I'm a free speech maximalist. Some people go the other way, and think the government can and should enforce virtue on people, but there is surely no constituency for what we have now, where Joe Public gets his house raided by the Joke Police at the drop of a match, but members of the snootocracy can be as foul as they want and all they get is the chance to posture as courageous rebels.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

You Will Be Made To Care


If only the Heretics D'Jour had asked my advice, I'd have told them to claim it wasn't a model of Grenfell Towers, it was actually one of the Twin Towers. Instead of facing a lynch mob, they'd now be  getting their own Channel 4 show.

Hey, is it just me, or does it seem like the having the savoir faire to navigate the fine line between edgy humour and offensive filth is just a subtle form of class privilege?  

Then there's the fact this all started because some SJW found the whole thing so offensively offensive that they had little option but to secretly record the whole thing and then upload it so other people could be offended by it as well, and then forward it on so everyone else would have the chance to be offended. 

Say what you like about Mary Whitehouse, but when she denounced the evils of Da Porno at least she didn't insist on posting everyone a copy of Anal Invader IV so they could see exactly how offensive it was. Meanwhile, it appears the left have turned into exactly the kind of curtain-twitching hypocrites they always accused us of being.

Come to think of it, the left are worse. Back in the days of government ministers proclaiming 'Back to Basics' while banging hot young things, at least they were getting something out of it - specifically, banging hot young things.  Leftists are happy to be judgemental hypocrites just for the sake of it.  

Talking of people who are full of it, in so far as the only issue is whether or not this even constitutes an offense, why exactly have the police started searching their houses, including the bins? What are they hoping to find? Evidence of a secret, underground network of satirists? Do they all think they're starring in '24' and they've got just 2 hours 34 minutes to stop the extreme extremists going online with a Youtube video featuring finger puppets called Diane Flabbot and Sadiq Khan't?

Nope, it's pure intimidation and a fishing expedition. They're trying to find something, anything, to stick on these guys, and meanwhile they'll rummage through their daughter's underwear draw just to show them who's boss.

By the way, if you're wondering how the Met found the resources to trawl through someone's bins, well, the answers simple: they took them away from investigating minor trivia, like stabbings. 

Misusing search warrants in this way is a genuine outrage against civil  liberties, but don't expect any of the usual suspects to complain about this. They're too busy being outraged that ISIS supporters who went to Iraq might be tried under Iraqi law. That outrages them, but the de facto return of blasphemy laws is a yawner.