Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Burka Nation

Nope, that's not a fair analogy: a burka is a face-covering inspired by superstitious nonsense whereas Boris-Burkas are worn so that viruses will get blocked by a single layer of cotton...

You know, just like how you can keep wasps out of your back garden by putting up a barbed wire fence.

Really, it's nothing at all like a religious cult in any way whatsoever. 

Besides, you can trust dot gov - look how well their other great ideas work.

Some say this is all down to the collapse in actual, real, religious faith. If this life is all that there is, then the fear of death leads our weaker brethren to worry too worry about maximising the years in their life not the life in their years.

Well, maybe, maybe not, but this is where I came in. We're supposed to sneer at our crazy pants ancestors and their religious hang-ups but I note even Henry VIII didn't insist on muzzling the whole population. Ditto, Queen Mary, Cromwell and James II.

True, Churchill did briefly consider requiring citizens to carry - not wear - their gas masks  everywhere but he dropped the idea as stupid and unworkable.

BTW, that was in time of war and involving specialised respirators proven to work against the putative threat. Meanwhile we're into week fifteen of a three week lockdown, so all things considered this case is more like demanding people in 1952 carry round an emergency ukulele at all times.

Well, either that or this.

Come to think of it, if we replaced all cars with unicycles that would probably save a few lives too. And you know the rule: If it saves one life....

And then there would be that other benefit too if we implemented Operation Unicycle. I can't help noticing that the Maskerbators will do anything to cut down on the risk from Wu Flu except the one thing actually proven to cut the risk.

Look at this tosser. 

Hey, Brains Trust, the only way the mask is going to keep you safe from the Kung Flu is if it stops you eating that garbage.

But no: you can tell what really motivates by what they do, not what they say. They'll virtue signal and they parade round in their regalia as members of the New Woke Order but actually swerving lunch or lifting some weights? That would take actual..... effort. I mean, it would also make them safer, but screw that.

Apparently, Covid 19 is a huge threat, but not one of those ones where you take any action to protect yourself from it.

That's my deal: I'll take these guys seriously if every time they preach the importance of making sacrifices to Hoodonia, the God of Masks, they drop and bang out twenty push ups.

Hey, I'm old enough to remember when we worried about totalitarian governments wanting to gag the press, not the entire country (but BTW, what are odds that there will be an exemption for media employees)?

Just to be sure though, the sight of the MSM pushing ludicrous regulations that they themselves will evade should in no way reduce your respect for the watchdog media.

That's the real point right there. As a wise man - me - once said: they hate you. The political establishment get off on  rubbing the public's nose in  it. They think it's hilarious to make previously free citizens shuffle into the store gagged like gimps and they'll think it's even funnier once they manage to victimise a few rebels.

Hey, at least it's better than their previous stunts, like protecting rape gangs or letting terrorists walk free, so there is that, but the basic impulse is all the same.

What can we do about it short term? Nothing much, except to ditch all this talk about 'bringing the country together'. There is no country any more and these people are not our fellow citizens in any meaningful sense because, again, they hate you and they want you to suffer. The least we can do is return the favour.

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

They Hate You

Tucker Carlson's show on Fox is now generating the highest ratings in cable news history. I can see why: look at this bit where he takes on the left's flex towards identity politics

Yep, that's the really key thing about it all. The left hasn't just down-played actual inequality in favour of loopy conspiracy theories - talking about 'white privilege' instead of actual privilege. The left has now actively turned against the people it used to represent, using identity politics to provide a wafer-thin level of plausible deniability.

That's true in Britain too. There's a reason why of all the white football managers in all of the world, race-hustling bum Raheem Sterling chose to slime Stephen Gerrard. He knew what the MSM wanted and that's why they were happy to run with a smear that could have been debunked with a five second google search (BTW, isn't being able to spread provably false racial atrocity stories without suffering any consequences whatsoever also a form of privilege)?

It works the other way too, hence why Home Counties rich kid turned filthy rich tax exile Lewis Hamilton is now a leftist icon. He's sticking it to the man - specifically, the tax man, but as long as he comes out with the right amount of inflammatory drivel about the proles in the cheap seats liberals will hail his heroism.

That's true at a corporate level too. There's an almost perfect relationship between how woke a corporation is and how sleazy its corporate affairs are. Back to football again: the football authorities are super woke, meanwhile the folks building the stadiums for the next World Cup are treated as all but slaves (I bet Raheem is going to get right on that).

The modern left is all about using bogus claims of racial inequality to justify doing absolutely nothing about  actual economic and social  inequality.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

This Is Why Labour Can't Win Elections

If you had Theresa May in the 'Strange New Respect' sweepstake, collect your winnings: she's the latest Tory that the MSM has suddenly decided is a far-sighted visionary (now she's started attacking conservatives).

Personally, I'm pretty sure that pointing out that someone lacks the very special expertise of our foreign policy establishment may not be the killer point the usual suspects think it is. These are the people who turned Libya into a hell hole, tried to get us into Syria on the same side as ISIS and want to hand over our infrastructure to China. Basically, they're the Typhoid Mary of foreign policy. Not being in their little club sounds like a good thing to me.

Apparently, I'm not the only one, hence why BoJo got a huge majority - unlike certain people I could mention.

And all this is without considering the wider issues. Isn't the Labour Party's position pretty much the literal opposite of what their founders believed? Now the People's Party is claiming that, sure, you proles can go and vote for whoever you want, but the really important stuff needs to be left to our new aristocracy, like His Grace, Mark, Duke of Sedwill.

No one knows who these people are or how they got their jobs or even who they think they're accountable to. Apparently, paying a huge pile of cash plus a solid gold pension to civil servants, no matter how terrible they are at their job, is now a permanent feature of British life. Freedom of speech and equality under the law are disposable, but paying money to snoots is part of what makes us a civilised nation.

If the PM can't replace a useless civil servant, who can? Seriously, if we had any working journalists in this country they'd ask Starmer about this: just who can fire one of these guys? What would be a sacking offence?

Nope, Labour has supported all manner of PC witchunts against regular Joes, but the People's Party has  now thrown a ring of steel around the snoot class, yet somehow they keep losing elections.