Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Will Messrs Wilders and Le Pen strike a death blow to Frau Merkel's Fourth Reich EU project making it crumble to dust like the Berlin Wall from  which she sprang? And should not all Americans who understand the foundations upon which their country was born tell Donald to Tear down that Wall idea - you are nicht bin ein Berliner. Although it must be said he is shaping up to be quite possibly the best President of the United States the Democrats never had.If they were not so caught up in their own emolument seeking personal struggles for power and narrow partisanship they would embrace him as one of their own and support his what are clearly socialist economic programmes and agenda dressed up in Republican language.

There is a lot of transgender political posturing and cross dressing going on but when the external garb is stripped away Democrats and Republicans are still statist ideological brothers under the skin fighting for a narrow strip of political turf upon which they can express  their narcissism of small differences.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Do the French need Le Pen?

As a corrective to the liberal drift and over-accommodation of the muslim importation in France Le Pen can be seen as a welcome tonic if only to rout the liberalist hegemony that has done so much damage to the french polity over the decades particularly with its Brussellphillia which she she will counter with a promise of a Frexit referendum. It is worth tolerating her for a season to return France back to its core secularist values that have been  compromised for so long. On the minus side of the ledger is the collectivist statist anti capitalist rightist racist  xenophobic nativism that her ideology and its cohorts embody which is itself a threat to the French Republic.From a Leftist agenda to a quasi Vichy one is not an advance but merely an exchange of one type of tyranny for another but in the round it is an improvement mostly because of the anti EU policy that Le Pen represents which could make her victory at the next election the final straw that breaks the  back of this insidious and regressive supra national institution that threatens  the rights and liberties of the whole of Europe.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Meet the New Boss?

The only good thing about the Trump, Farage ,Le pen and Wilders phenomenon is that between them they have smashed the liberal PC consensus that has so bedeviled and cast a shadow over Western culture   over the last 30 years, challenging the cosy suffocating liberal consensus,driving a coach and horses through the corrupt elite establishment with its  cronyism and illiberal hegemony. It is almost worth it to see the shock on the liberals faces as their world implode before their eyes  and their stranglehold on the culture is at last broken. Almost worth it I stress for it comes at a heavy price as what threatens to replace it is,alas, every bit as illiberal,if not worse.

It is to be rejoiced that some politicians such as Le Pen and Wilders now feel able to say what is wrong with Islam and oppose it and stand up for secular values but it is just a pity that it comes with a package deal of nativism,statism,protectionism,anti capitalism and something not far removed from crypto fascism. One step forward ten steps back in other words, for you cannot fight fire with fire, you cannot fight left wing collectivism with right wind collectivism and end up with a free liberal country that respects individual rights. Herein lies the problem.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Muslim Immigration Moratorium and other Good Ideas

A temporary moratorium on Muslim immigration into the States makes sense - until the global Jihadism problem is sorted.  Scrapping the calamitously suicidal, irresponsible masochistic Obama Iran deal as well as putting the Saudis on notice that they too will be on the sharp end of things if they persist in exporting terrorism are further sensible measures that should be swiftly activated. North Korea could possibly receive similar warnings. Nato  needs to be rebooted and the US is rightly aggrieved that it is paying for Europe's security and the latter is having a free ride at America's expense, something long overdue for remedy. And why not close down the UN altogether a ridiculous organisation that serves no purpose whatsoever but as a grandstanding bureaucratic behemoth that sucks in the wealth of nations and contains within its membership some of the most barbaric uncivil nations on earth.This is what Trump should concentrate on, not waging war against Americans with his devastating destructive anti American protectionist measures that could well plunge his country into the worst depression since the 1920's if it triggers as it inevitably must if implemented a terrible global trade war.It is to be hoped that he will be reined back by wiser counsel within his Whitehouse circle but this is mere hope indeed rather than expectation.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Trump the Anti American from Hell

There is no right  to a job or right to healthcare, but there is the right of the individual or a corporation -which is just an aggregate of the latter, to trade with other individuals and corporations across the globe.For the State in the form of the President to attempt to deny people the right to trade with whoever they want is so profoundly anti American and downright immoral and evil that it beggars belief that he should even suggest such and illiberal and statist injunction. This is the mark of the authoritarian and this attempt to bar and frustrate  free trade makes him totally unfit to hold the office of president of th United States and more deserving of the position at the head of a third world banana republic.

The State and War : What is it good for?

As I have stated previously the State does a million and one things it has no business doing whatsoever but the very few delimited  things it is properly mandated to do it does very very badly indeed. Take war as a prime and horrifically infamous example re both the US and the UK.The Middle East cataclysmic debacle  speaks for itself as an object lesson lifted right out of the Handbook of How Not to Fight Wars -every conceivable error of judgment objectives and execution is on sickening display rendering both our countries veritable laughing stocks around the world, a standing joke,an unserious player, a rag tag Dad's army of serial incompetents,faux combatants and blowhards,reducing our once respective armed forces in the public' eyes to a source of national shame and ignominy and making our enemies strong and emboldened by our very feebleness and rank amateurish incompetence and thus endagering our national security going forward and making it far more likely that said enemies will further trespass against us with what they will rightly suppose will be impunity.

This sorry state of affairs is down to of course to political bungling and incoherent policy objectives and the Vietnam Syndrome. We simply do not have great war leaders anymore,no Churchill or Thatcher prepared to engage in all out war, a take no prisoners, wham bam, in and out,smash and defeat the enemy with no holes barred, the Hiroshima spirit,not the insane masochistic milque toast namby pamby soldiers as politically correct social workers converting the natives and savages to Democracy ye gods. The armies have been feminised,women on the front line (their male counterparts refer to them secretly as the WRAC -weekly ration of c###)  -this is how to lose a war before it has even begun, it is a form of national suicide disguised as foreign policy. It is for this reason that I advocate no more foreign interventions until we know what we are fighting for and are prepared to destroy the enemy with extreme prejudice and then come home rather than try and save the lessers breeds without the law and bring them Democracy ye gods. The  Liberal Blair Delusion is now hopefully dead and buried forever -along sadly with its victims the hapless misled,ill ruled and betrayed British soldiers sacrificed to the evil altruistic creed of the Great Neo Con.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Legitimate v Illegitimate State

A State becomes illegitimate when it violates the individual rights of its citizens. At that point they have a right to overthrow it. They may not have the ability to do so being disarmed and confronted with the whole panoply and arsenal of a militarised State but they do have the moral intellectual right and justice is on their side.The battle is therfor intellectual and has to be waged on that front and this is hugely advantaged by the advent of 'social media' which is actually an inappropriate collectivist term created by leftists because the internet facilitates the power of individuals to posit individualistic pro freedom,pro reason,pro capitalist ideas and is therfor the antithesis of collectivist social group think as suggested by that deliberately misleading term.

The practical reality is indeed that a disarmed populace cannot bring down a heavily militarised State that has grown so large that its very existence is a daily threat to their liberties and freedom, rather than an intellectual argument that the time is not yet right to bring such a leviathan to heel.One would not argue, to illustrate this point, that the time has not yet come to confront a mugger,burglar,rapist murderer and that more discussions need  to be had,more education required,maybe if we can just reason with the criminal and try and talk him out of his delinquent criminal ways we will not have to resort to throwing him in jail. No, we apprehend the criminal,try him in a court of law and if found guilty throw him in jail. The only reason we do not do the same for a State that has gone rogue is that we do not have the power and force to rein it in and punish it for its misdeeds and depradations -not that we should not if we could.

The greatest evil of all therfor is not the entirely manageable common garden criminal however heinous and broad his depradations because they pale into insignificance when contrasted with the wholesale industrial criminality of the modern day democratic State with its vast confiscatory powers,its scope of intimidation and limitless power to enslave and impoverish with all the governmental agencies at its disposal and its clamy finger on the windpipe of the nation.

When the body elected to protect and defend its citizens namely the State becomes corrupt and predatory that is the greatest betrayal and threat to individual life imaginable because there is no recourse,no restitution possible as the very infrastructure designed to protect liberties has been turned against the people and used to subjugate and enslave them. To who or what can one appeal when every institution has been captured by the rogue State and turned against its sole purpose and function and co opted to serve another wholly hostile foreign interest ie that of its bureaucrats and officials elected or otherwise who have weaponised the State and turned it from its original pure purpose against its citizens for their own nefarious financial and political power and interests. Such a State is illegitimate and it lies to the citizens who comprehend this to work diligently to its destruction by whatever means it has at its disposal.

The education part comes in with reference to what should replace the illiberal State,how it would function,what its objectives should be and what the philosophical underpinnings are that necessitates freedom and liberty under the law which can only be facilitated by a system of free market laissez faire capitalism as opposed to all the extant statist solutions or the equally bizarre irrational anarchist or anti intellectual anti philosophical libertarian solutions which have plagiarized Randian Objectivism but stripped it of  the very philosophical foundations that alone made sense of it.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Labour's Metamorphosis

It matters not if Labour survives in its present form under Corbyn,whether they lose the upcoming bi elections or hang on to fight another day. The fact is Ukip is old labour in purple and they have poached the old working class protectionist  unionised Powellite racist wing of the party and co opted them into their new anti immigrant outfit so the party has another logo but the song remains the same. The people's flag is now deepest purple. As long as human nature remains part animal,parasitic and the desire to rule others and regard them as the means to one's ends persists there will always be  statist leftist Labour\Ukip-like  parties appealing to the ugliest in man and his base nature. Purple with rage they are reborn as Ukipites and the old battle for enlightenement and civilization continues.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

An Atemporal Self

Lefty intellectual (ahem) Will Self in a recent bizarre talk to a live audience urged them to give up their sense of being individuals -because what's so good about that, we are not really unique, to paraphrase him, to put their mobile phones on aeroplane mode' whatever that is and wander about aimlessly around an urban space and attempt to divest themselves of any concept of time, to embrace atemporality and reject 'industrial time' and see what happens because to attempt this will be 'fun' and most people's concept of fun is according to him misguided and delimiting as it involves technology re iphones etc and this distracts them from their real selves.

This idea is based on some French Marxist philosopher and a intellectual movement of 'situationalism'. Which brings me back to an Orwell quote who incidentally and unsurprisingly Self despises: It was the kind of idea that only an intellectual could believe'. Self is of course a public intellectual who lives off tax funded  monies lecturing in a university which makes me wonder why any young person would want to run up a £9K plus debt to listen to his tortuous ramblings and circumlocutions. He can also be heard holding forth at regular intervals on the BBC so he can afford to make disparaging remarks about 'late capitalism' and wishing for its demise as he does in the speech alluded to. At least he identifies the necessary requirements for its destruction: people wandering about aimlessly without any human concept of time structures and imagining themselves to be some amorphous blob divested of individuation -a state of psychosis in other words and this he urges upon his listeners and one cannot help thinking that they deserve one another and that the state of intellectual collapse amongst our public intelletuals has clearly reached its ultimate and terminal nadir.

Modern Slavery!

Some employers have been sentenced to 6 years in jail for only paying hired immigrants £3 an hour and charged with 'modern slavery' for taking a third of their income for themselves. If that is the definition of 'modern slavery then every government official should be serving a 6 year jail sentence as they tax a third of most people's incomes but of course the charge is ridiculous on its face re the employers in question as no one forced the workers to accept such terms whereas the State forces everyone to agree to a third of their income being deducted on pain of imprisonment -and that is real, modern slavery.

Should Business be the State's Tax Collector? A Modest Proposal

The State is a gun pointed directly at the head of its subjects against which the latter have little or no defence. Yes they can vote out the offending political party which is enslaving them but the opposition waiting in the wings is from the same corrupt stock, a rival mafioso group waiting for their turn to tyrannise and extract royalties with menace. In fact the mafia analogy is inexact because its power its severely delimited in scope and scale and does not have the panoply of force at its disposal as does the State with its heavy arsenal and army which it can rely upon in the last resort when required to quell and crush dissent, an unspoken Damocles sword hanging over any potential rebellious faction that would dare to challenge State hegemony over the bodies and souls of its captive subjects with only their puny vote to protect them from their daily depradations.

Democracy is the figleaf all democratic despots invoke when about their business of subjugation through their bureaucratic offices that proliferate in order to admistrate this mannered despotism via the ballot box. Apparently you can fool all the people all the time in this regard.

Tho only possible opposition to this intolerable situation which cannot be remedied via the democratic process because it has been comprehensivley captured by corrupt officials and political parties with a vested interest in the status quo is simply non cooperation. Where resistance is possible it is morally imperative and this is where business can man the barricades by refusing any longer to collect taxes for the government in the form of VAT and National insurance and refuse to comply with minimum wage laws. What cannot be achieved in the streets can be achieved my mass non compliance with tax returns. Thus the notion of an employer's Strike.Employees are granted this right by the State because it is not threatened by it but a strike against its imposed and arbitrary authority will strike it a mortal blow and wrest power from its corrupt agencies back to the individuals who have been too long under its yoke.

It is important to stress that such a proposition as presented above is for the future and is the last resort to be used as a bargaining tool and not something to be advocated at the present time and the above is just an outline of possible future tactics when all appeals to reason and fairness have been comprehensively exhausted but it is a tool that needs to be in the arsenal of all those who oppose the tryranny of unchecked State gigantism and let it not be forgotten that it was of course a tool used by the founding fathers of the US and was the foundation of its institution lest I be accused of unprecendented revolutionary zeal and fervour outside the realms of civil discourse!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Wimmin against Trump. Really?

There is a great hysterical sobfest afoot from women's groups who do not like the result of the US election. Have they ever complained about the electoral college before by the way?Only now it has delivered a result not pleasing to them -infantile or what. Besides they are acting like only men voted for Trump rather than the millions of women who did so. They obviously need to direct their ire at their sisters who voted 'incorrectly'. Its a sisterhood problem,they  ought to talk it out amongst themselves rather than rail against  the system. That's the problem though when everything is seen through the narrow distorting prism of gender,you get yourself into this cul de sac and end up looking and sounding ridiculously and embarrassingly, cringe-makingly silly. Collectivism -and that is what feminism is after all -as if all women are Democrats and all men Republicans - robs people of their reason, strips them of their individual integrity and seeks to stereotype them into lock step where they all are required to think and act the same and conform to some prescribed notion based on gender not reason.Such is the essence of collectivism, such is the essence of virulent and unthinking feminism.

Any self respecting woman would run a mile from feminism and its pernicious toxic inhuman socialist collectivist ideology, it is a form of insanity and deeply and profoundly antithetical to women's best interests,demeaning them,insulting their intelligence and reducing them to aggregates and biological components,degrading their moral and intellectual integrity and damning them to biological determinism.

The Conservative Party is Not the party of Business

With its latest announcement of an industrial policy it is clearer than ever before that the Conservative party is not the party of business but the party of State and business melded together in a 'partnership' and all self respecting business should disassociate itself from such an unholy alliance  in the same way it would the mafia as any partnership between them can only be one of slave and master. Not to put too fine a point upon it this association that the government wants to have with business re regulation,taxation,industrial policy,subsidies etc is the working definition of fascism. Capitalism it is not and business should wean itself off its unhealthy corrupt and cronyist relationship with government and at the very least stop giving it funds and filling its party coffers with millions as this is a totally dysfunctional relationship with distinct overtones of  masochism bearing in mind the levels and degrees of taxation,regulation,bureaucracy,meddling lecturing and abuse that this government has heaped upon business to the point of demonisation and persecution.

Business needs a party that will defend it from abuse, not one that wants to get in bed with it which can only ever result in corruption and cronyism and its inevitable, fatal concomittant and excrescence - the ugly, exponential parasitic  growth industry of the lobby system.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Capitalist Manifesto cont

Alongside phasing out of taxation, government borrowing and regulation, some other salient policies in a Capitalist Manifesto would include:
Abolition of Monarchy
Separation of Church and State - Disestablisment, no State financing of church and cathedral repairs,
End to Prohibition re drugs
Separation of School / University and State
Zero% import duties
BBC sell off
Abolition of Foreign Aid,
De Nationalisation of NHS -total privatisation
End of all government business subsidies and tax loopholes
End of State funding of the Arts and Sport
End of government funding of scientific research
Privatisation of the Prison service
Privatisation ofFire service
Sale of all public land
End of all government housing programmes including social housing -sell off of all council housing

Time for an Employer's Union?

We all know the tail likes to go on strike but what about the dog? An employer's union seems eminently sensible and way overdue. Forget the CBI and the Chambers of Commerce,these are dogs that never bark and do not represent the interests of business big or small and it is mystery why they even exist or what purpose they serve. No, an employer's union is required,a united front against big government as an interim or interregnum until the Constitution is enshrined in law that will give the ultimate protection of individual rights to employers to run their businesses as they see fit with no government intervention whatsoever re taxation,regulation,employment law,wage fixing,hiring and firing etc.

An employer's union carries with it the implicit right of unions to call a strike. This will obviously not involve downing tools and closing businesses as that would be self defeating and self harming but rather a refusal to perform the role of tax collector for the State,re deducting national insurance and income tax etc. This would bring pressure to bear on the State to require all employees to fill in a tax return themselves rather than employers having the onerous bureaucratic burden of doing the government's job for it.It will also lead to clamour for a massive simplification of the tax code so the ordinary Joe can actually fill in his tax return without the need of hiring an accountant and in addition such simplification will result in transparency re taxation, letting light in to a deliberately opaque byzantine Kafkaesque obfuscatory system designed to baffle and confound the hapless taxpayer. If as well the State is mandated to break down what the tax is being spent on this too will shed light on the waste and misappropriation of taxes that is so widespread at present.

As the elimination of taxation altogether is something that could only be implemented over a generation the above suggestion would be a useful first step in that long process,raising people's consciousness about taxation and shedding  light into an operation the State has hitherto   carried out in the shadows, covertly implementing its exponential expansionist and parasitic agendas.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Constitutional Protection for Business

A licence to trade. Why? Why should anyone need permission from the State to do business? State licensing of business is an unwarranted intrusion into the private affairs of citizens with the sole aim of  extracting monies via a defacto tax, interposing itself between trader and customer in a direct imposition of force which would be totally prohibited and outlawed in a written Constitution. A separation of business and State would entirely remove the agency of the State from the private business affairs of its citizens and this would also encompass all regulation of industry and trade with its pettifogging restrictions,mountains of bureaucracy and interdictions soley designed to frustrate and obstruct business and in a sneaky,underhand covert unstated way to effectively co opt and nationalise it. A Constitutional separation of business and State is long overdue.  

A Written Constitution

No taxation without representation! We are all supposed to marvel at such a noble sentiment. Why? It is supposed to be acquiesced in as though it were the wisest proposition ever uttered by man.Really? The State here is effectively saying: Hello, I am from the government, this is a gun pointed at your head,give me your money, I am here to represent you. It's an offer you cannot refuse and its straight out of the Godfather. How about No taxation -full stop!

So in a Capitalist State with a written Constitution proscribing taxation all working men and women  would fill in  a voluntary tax form and pay what they deemed appropriate for the services they required which would be strictly delineated and  delimited  by said Constitution to the core functions of the State with  the sole purpose of protecting its citizen's individual rights ie the inalienable right not to be prey to fraud and force from other individuals and this effected by the institutions of a police force, a standing army and the court, legal system.

People would not pay if it were voluntary? This is counter intuitive as most homeowners pay house insurance though it is a voluntary arrangement as self preservation and plain commonsense dictates that they should. A people who do not deem it necessary to be protected by a police force and standing army do not deserve to survive long and will soon be plunged into a vortex of violent and ruinous anarchy and or be over run by foreign invaders. In the same way they would pay for a legal system that would protect contract as not to do so would render business impossible to conduct, as it would fall prey in the absence of such protection to the inevitable depradations of corrupt fraudsters and criminals.

It's Morning in theNational Socialist States of America

Now we know what it looks like. The snarling brute face of nascent Fascism on American shores.The fatal flaws in the Constitution are coming home to roost with a vengeance replete with blond Aryan hair blowing in the wind. The warning signs were there for all to see, and now the Janus faced collectivism innaugurated without missing a beat -a smooth transition indeed from Leftist socialism to Rightist socialism -old boss-new boss yada yada. You can apparently fool all the people all the time. Ameica see what you have wrought as you repeat history with a ahistorical ignorance. As helpless bystanders we can only anticipate the slow motion train wreck that is coming down the line.

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Very Worst Speech of all Time?

It rained on cue when the chimpanzee of a President started to speak and it was all downhill from there.No cliche was left unuttered,no plattitude unspoken,no fatuous statement unstated in a speech as leaden as it was pedestrian as it clunked on and on and on remorselessly and inexorably to its dire conclusion sprinkled with dollops of bromides and  religious vacuities along the way,surely the most embarrassing and intellectually impoverished speech in the history of presidential innaugurations.. Parochialism,provincialism,protectionism,nativism,demagoguery it was all on display, a witless humourless performance of abject cretinism and assinine nullity,the inarticulate gibberings of one barely human at all proving that America needs no external enemies, as, in plain sight the enemy is within.

Capitalist Manifesto: some pointers

Government shall have no tax raising or borrowing  powers! This is fundamental because at a stroke it takes away the chief tool of the totalitarian power that States throughout human history have deployed to deprive their citizens (or more correctly,subjects), of their free will,autonomy and liberty: he who cannot dispose of his income in a way fitting to his own individually determined needs and desires and own choosing is not a free man at all but a mere vassal, subject to the whims and impulses of his master, chief wallet and purse holder : a man who cannot control his finances cannot control his life. This governments know which is why they seek financial domination over their enslaved subjects and they use taxation as their tool of tyranny and control to do it.

The fact that governments claim that they are doing this financial appropriation of the people for their own good adds insult to injury as it implies that people do not know what constitutes their own good and need governments to tell them what it is. Thus the condescension of all despots in encapsulated in this idea: the people must be protected from themselves -but who will protect them from the State that poses the biggest threat of all to them and all that they hold dear? A written Constitution!

The fact that governments play the paternalist in human affairs and seek to oppress their people with faux compassion whilst robbing them blind is in no way mitigated by their equally bogus claim that they are providing them with services that the market could not better provide. Another lie! A) the markets can provide better services and goods because they compete and B) a service provided at the point of a gun is no service at all but rather a monstrous imposition and violation of individual rights. One only has to see the injustice of it by imagining a scenario in which a plumber knocks at someone's door and tells them they are going to have their plumbing overhauled regardless of whether they wish it done or not, they are not smart enough to kn ow whether they want such a service and their say in the matter is irrelevant and of no regard whatsoever. Take it from there.

Just as governments should have no tax raising powers they should have no borrowing powers either because a State has no more right to place an individual in debt than a man has a right to put next door neighbour in debt and for the same reasons. The State exists to protect individual rights not violate them in this way. These are two of the many interdictions that comprise the bedrock of a free society that a State should and must be subject to if a country wishes to place liberty justice and individual rights at the heart and core of its political system.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Invisible State

The degree of the UK's State power is in inverse proportion to its visibility -an ingenius achievement one has to admit. What had to be accomplished with a crack of the whip is now achieved by the click of a mouse,the silent deep State has no outward show of existence at all and is all the more powerfull in its sinuous opacity where not even veiled threats are required to maintain its puissant hold over the comatose and other directed minions who go around in a blissful state of unawareness thinking their bonded and tax indentured servile state freedom and liberty and their mental and moral chains mere decoration.

To rail against this statist quo is to risk and hazard accusations of paranoia and 'extremism' or 'market fundamentalism' but it a risk well worth taking when considering  what is at stake especially when one reflects on the fact that contrary to Rousseau man cannot be said in such a state to be born free at all.Mr Smith may not be aware of it but he is touched to the very fibre of his being by the invisible hand of the State and to deny this inexorable reality is not to be free from it and its effects but rather to subject himself by default all the more abjectly and entirely to its soporific and oppressive will.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Bill of Rights: What to guard against

A Bill of Rights would not enshrine the faux rights so beloved of liberals and as enunciated at the inception of the UN which precipitated Rights inflation with every added 'right' of some minority negating and occluding fundamental individual rights which was its main purpose, ie,to so obscure the nature of rights  as to render the concept meaningless and null and void and to thus rob people of their liberty in the very guise of protecting it.This rights inflation is an attempt to debase the currency of rights altogether and to pitch arbitrarily constructed groups based on non essential characteristics such as sexual orientation,ethnicity,race,colour,creed, against one another via a strategy of divide and rule into pressure group warfare. This degeneration of rights into a free for all is the endgame and nadir of democracy and is a monstrous fraud perpetrated against the individual -the greatest minority of all - by political hucksters and demagogues.

Unfinished Revolution?

The United States was founded as we all know on a tax revolt against the English crown. A Constitution and Bill of Rights was drawn up and independence from England resulted. So this precedence of resistance to tax upon which the greatest country on earth was founded is a totally legitimate and established one and as a principle and tool to throw off the yoke of oppression wherever it be there is not a country on earth that would not hugely benefit and be improved upon with the institution of such a policy as applied to its respective polities.

A written Constitution and Bill of Rights is therfor needed in the UK as the State as it stands has almost unlimited powers over its subjects,its monarchy is still - incredible as it is to believe - in place and the executive has carte blanche to trample over the liberties of its oppressed peoples with immunity. Transferring power from Brussels to the UK is a positive move but those powers will simply find another home,their arbitrary amoral nature will still remain  just as oppressive and dictatorial but a Constitution would strike them all down if it were properly constructed and defined with clearly articulated and unambiguously objectively reasoned principles in concert and accordance with the sound and just precepts of clearly enshrined and codified individual rights.Nothing less will do if the present semi feudal tyranny of state absolutism with its pettifogging injunctions,injustices, wholesale taxing usurpations and depradations against the individual, replete with sweeping tyrannical and arbitrary powers is to be done away with forever and replaced by a proper system esnhrining individual rights at its core and its sole, driving and animating purpose.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Intellectuals part 3 Postscript

Every organisation has its jargon and internal language to keep outsiders and the uninitiated at bay. It seeks exclusivity to provide it with status and cachet amongst its self elected fellow elites. The intellectual classes are no exception to this human flaw and indeed have all the means at their disposal to create a hermetically sealed environment for themselves being as they are masters of subterfuge via language manipulation. Their biggest enemy is clarity because this would make clear what their deliberately intended opaque language makes obscure. They must perforce employ euphemism to conceal their true intent. It is much harder to get away with a wrong flawed and fallacious argument if it is couched in simple language than if it is hidden in dense abstruse esoteric prose.This of course is why politicians do the same thing and hide behind the figleaf of euphemism to conceal their true intent.They are not therfor plundering the citizenry via taxation but merely 'asking the public to pay what is fair' ad nauseam.

Intellectual Treason Pt2

As alluded to in the last post and as a follow on, the intellectuals have led everyone down the primrose path and alienated all but their incestuous milieu of self referential cadres with their codified language, obfuscations and tortuous ratiocinations designed deliberately to keep out the riff raff common folk with their jargon-free no nonsense commonsense so feared by the intelligentsia.

Just as the clerics in previous centuries kept their arcane knowledge jealously to themselves, insisting on the use of latin so the congregants would be dependent on their interpretation of scriptures and later with the advent of the printing press were totally hostile to the idea of the bible being made available to the masses, so too the post religious intellectuals have shown the same obscurantist elitism,deliberately couching their intellectual constructs in abstruse impossible to decipher language with tortuous and serpentine prose and hairbrained essays in illogic which left any common reader completely and indeed justifiably baffled, resulting in the most sensible ones ultimately abandoning the field of ideas and philosophy altogether which of course was the motive and purpose of such intellectuals to the begin with ie,to establish a de facto closed shop monopoly, an intellectual caste system of elite rulers of the mind.This is the root of the so-called and much derided 'anti intellectualism' of the English which far from being as presented, a form of militant Phillistinism and abandonment of the mind was nothing more than a self defense mechanism of the sane in the face of a direct assault on the mind and reason from said intellectuals.

Is the Age of Reason Dead?

Whilst it is true that 'organised religion' has had its day it is undoubtedly the case that this has not led to a total embrace of reason by the human race as testified by the absurd superstition still extant across all classes  races and continents and not just in the usual areas one would expect to find this ie amongst the uneducated and primitive peoples for whom enlightenment culture has yet to penetrate and impact.

Western interest in eastern mysticism  from the 1960's is not one of the least sins and backward steps culturally and intellectually of that sorry and dismal decade but it can all be traced back to the betrayal of the intellectuals and philosophers who claimed there is no such thing as objective reality and still do to this day.As they control the commanding heights of the cultural and intellectual establishment it is hardly surprising that reason has been all but relegated to the dustbin of history and people are walking around in a state of total ignorance with the devastating effects this has on arts, culture literature,science,politics. If the age of reason is all but dead small wonder people have turned to the soporific and mindless solace of new (dark ages) age mysticism,pseudo science in environmentalism,and emotionalism and rage in politics.

One does not have to be a conspiracy theorist to see how this benefits the clerisy who seek to dominate the masses by disseminating the irrational in all intellectual fields including its practice re politics which in such a context can only be collectivist and statist for since the mind and reason is such an unreliable tool human beings cannot perforce be trusted to run their own affairs but need an elite who apparently are not prone to such human limitations and  alone are able to penetrate the mysteries of the universe by some mystical yet to be explained supra intellectual divination that makes them  capable of ordering the human family and polity.

Monday, January 16, 2017

End of Religion?

Whilst the prediction of the end of history and politics has been wide off the mark and downright wrong and mistaken  it is far more probable that the 21st century will see the beginning of the end of religion. Why -because of Islam and its monstrous depradations. Like Christianity before it Islam will find such opposition and rejection of its minissaries and core fundamental assertions and its evil nihilistic applications that history itself will turn against it in much the same way it did against Christianity in all its rabid tyrannical totalitarian inhuman and barbaric expressions. Christianity as we know it today is an eviscerated emasculated depleted morally and intellectually spent force,a parody of its former minatory and robust self ,stripped of its military associations with absolute States across the globe,themselves supplanted by democratic institutions,its whole base diminished and etiolated to the point of near extinction.This it hardly needs to be iterated is a stupendous victory for the forces of genuine progress and enlightenment,the ultimate corollary of the glorious age and triumph of reason over superstition and the tyranny of priest craft.

The next monotheism for the chop -an apt analogy in this context is of course Islam itself the unreformed monster bestriding our civilization like a Collosus,wreaking havoc through national polities,sweeping across borders with crazed insensate blood lust,unchecked by decadent democracies hamstrung by self defeating self denying ordinances of political correctness,emboldening the Muslim enemy to yet further atrocities but this too will be but a temporary Spring for Islam to be followed a cold winter of Reform as international powers muster to defeat this pathetic rump of ultimately self immolating stone age mystics and Islam itself will be reformed unto death and become an absurd caricature of its former inhuman self as Christianity is today with its feeble mutterings and limp-wristed pontifications from on low.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Democracy Part111. Postscript

The cause of all the rage in Western Democracies that we are witnessing in the form of emergent populist movements can I think be put down largely to the issues I highlighted in my 2 previous posts on the matter ie a prevailing and overwhelming sense of frustration and impotence in the face of the democratic process itself which has gone completely unidentified by the clerisy and intelligentsia for reasons I can only conclude are deliberate and conscious, motivated as they undoubtedly are by a desperate need to hang on to its power and influence as the prevailing elite orthodoxy across politics media and academia.

Rather than tell the public their rage has its origins and cause in the failure inherent within democracy itself they seek to deflect onto personalities or parties arguing with cognitive dissonance that the problem is not  enough government,not enough statist interventionism and nannying busybodying in their lives,not enough regulation and state support -in other words like a losing gambler the statists argue for a doubling down on statism in an Einsteinian repetition of folly. The drunken man lying unconscious in the alley just needs more alcohol!

The public in red mist mentalist mode is strangely susceptible to this Sirenic doublthink as it has clearly taken leave of its senses and is looking for a strong man to save it and like the drowning man they will clutch wildly for any straws however flimsy. Maybe they will listen to the cool voice of reason, someone who will tell them politely that they have drunk to deep at the well of statism and its time to dry out. No politician will of course do this any more than a publican will tell his clients not to booze. Hence the dilemna. But the cause is clear, Democracy itself has brought us to this pass and identifying the cause is more than half way to the solution.

Obummer's (Charge sheet) Legacy

Worse race riots in 30 years. Healthcare seized and socialised. Bin Laden shot -supposedly instead of captured and waterboarded for wealth of information on terror. A muddled confused and ambivalent incoherent foreign policy. Appeasement of Cuba. Appeasement of Iran and a craven suicidal one at that. Hostility to Israel and concomittant encouragement of its enemies. Tax funded bailouts of industry. And that is just the little I know about him.His was a triumph of style over content,the man was the message and too many people voted for him because of the colour of his skin rather than the content of his character which was always patently negligible and voting on pigmentation is racist no matter who is doing the voting.

Democracy Pt11 Why politicians love it

Why do they love it ?because it takes away the liberty of the individual completely and gives it to the mythical artificial construct called 'society',the 'public' the 'public good', and since every human being is an individual everyone is automatically robbed of their rights and freedom. Ingenious when you think about it but that is what the banal invariably is which is why no one can ever see it.The politician will forever invoke those false and fallacious collectivist constructs and purport to be their spokesmen.He will cite the public interest whenever he is about to violate individual rights and depradate the polity. Who could be against the 'public interest' -its disarms the victim before devouring it, it is the paralysing venom of the human snake politician -a veritable Ickean shape shifting reptile indeed. No one has ever met 'society' or the 'public', it always seems to be someone else, some amorphous aggregate from another dimension perhaps with mystical properties that demands propitiation usually in the form of huge amounts of money filched through the democratic process called taxation,commonly known as theft.It's a stand in for apple pie and motherhood but is of course the get out of jail excuse for every every socio/psycho/spiritual criminal, small time politico huckster and snakoil salesperson on the perennial take in the political go round called Democracy.

Democracy -What is it Good For?

Or what the hell is it? Democracy is the politician's excuse. Its the excuse for just about any imposition he seeks to visit on the hapless electorate who every 4 years signs what amounts to a blank cheque from which he promptly draws with prodigal liberality. On the strength and the pretext of a sprinkling of bromides,dollops of generalities, helpings of vague approximations,hollow promises,veiled threats,ludicrous pledges and crowd pleasing demagoguery, class warfare and the politics of victimhood and  identity politics he divides and rules his clueless sheeple and empties their pockets into the bargain.

Is democracy a process or an ideology? A politician only has to invoke the word to put his listeners into an altered state of consciousness,passivity credulity and acquiescence.To challenge it is to risk charges of base heresy,to put oneself outside civilized society and beyond hope or rational discourse.It is in short the inpenetrable armour of the blackguard,mountebank authoritarian and fraud,  every politician cum sociopath's intellectual backstop and failsafe, the solid rock and foundation upon which he builds his shaky career of evil and defalcating sinecuring parasiting raiding of the public purse.

He,the Democrat will concoct all the rights under the sun, ignoring the only one that matters and upon which civilization was built,namely individual rights which he violates at every turn with collectivised rights that are of course a complete violation of individual rights.He will even usurp the greatest intellectual revolution of all time, the American one and subvert it with the Democracy tocsin,devouring it from within and turning it from the first experiment of capitalism in human history and reducing it to a dungheap of collectivisation and socialisation, the very excrescence and pullulating puss of Democracy itself. It ends as it only could in the grotesque spectacle of the Twitter in chief,the demagogue in chief Trump himself astride the dungheap of what was once a noble country,gesticulating and firing off obscenities and profanities,mired in corruption,cronyism and moral delinquency and not yet innaugurated.I have a Nightmare and its name is the Uniturd Sraits of Amerikkka.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Who Will Defend Us?

There is no protection whastoever from the predatory State - the individual is in mortal danger and his situation is all the more dire and perilous in that he is alarmingly and sublimely oblivious of his servile state! No, slavery was not abolished 200 hundred years ago, it is alive and flourishing in the 21st century in the regulating taxing meddling quasi totalitarian welfarist states of Western Europe and beyond. It cannot be the case as some libertarian minded folk bizarely posit that we have not yet reached the point where outright rebellion and resistance is required on the frankly ridiculous claim that the State is still allowing for delimited  liberty and freedoms and hasn't yet come for the whole cake.

Would such a claim be accepted in regards to a burglar who has just ransacked a property and  the owner shrugs and says,well that's ok, he left us the TV and loads of other stuff so not to worry, no need to call the police and have the burglar caught and punished. If such a policy was widely adopted towards burglary (and some say it  tacity and implicitly already is) how long does anyone think it will be before the burglar comes back and takes the rest?

This is exactly and precisely where we are as regards the individual and the State today. The principle has already been established way beyond perchance or doubt that the State has a statuary right to reach into the purse and wallets of its citizens, nay subjects, and help itself. Once that principle was established  the sums involved are a secondary issue. and it is only a matter of time before their depradations widen. The pass has already been sold and we are now at the absolute mercy of the subjective whims, impulses,appetites,predatory impulses  and discretion of the State as to how much it will plunder and pillage with the moral sanction of us sacrificial altruistic schmoos.

The time to stop a burglar is when he steals your first penny, the time to stop the State was centuries ago and hence our Herculean task before us of re education and discussion of this the only serious issue of our times. We do not have the arsenal to start a revolution so it is to words and polemics that we must launch the bid for freedom and liberty so in peril today.

Er, Sorry, I told you so

Less anyone think I have been in any way  prone to exaggeration on the total ideological  confluence of Left and Right I give you the latest George Galloway interview on RT with billionaire businessman Aron Banks who is widely attributed with bankrolling UKIP and the Brexit team to victory last June. (For those who do not know Galloway he is an extreme Leftist who was kicked out of the Labour party along with Ken Livingstone years ago). Banks and Galloway were in absolute lockstep agreement about the  desiderata of State nationalisation of the banks, utility companies and de facto the pharmaceutical industry with Banks proffering a prediction that Trump will be going after Big Pharma big time. I really do rest my case.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Tristram and Jeremy, Brother's Under the Skin

One of the most telling commentaries of New Labour is how accommodating and aquiescent it has been to the Corbyn Project all the way along  opposing it purely and only on tactical grounds not moral intellectual ones. The most it has said re Jeremy is he cannot win an election not that his views are poisonous and toxic and socialism is an evil collectivist creed. They are just terrified that they will be out of office with all its emoluments and prestige that goes with it if Corbyn remains the leader,there is nothing whastsoever principled about the New Labourite's anathametising of Jeremy.

Tristram Hunt's departure illustrates the opportunism and cynicism of New Labour on steroids. He moves to another State institution, The Victoria and Albert Musuem because he has read the runes and thinks he will not be part of a Labour government under Jeremy, although as I have said I think he could well be wrong about that butt here has been no substantial criticism of Corbyn's socialism from him or any of the other time serving New Labour members. This can only mean that they agree with his goals but just think he has been inept in articualting them so starkly and frightening the horses. If this is not the case and they truly oppose his ideolgy then their silence on this matter has been  all the more reprehensible and despicable. Either way it is not a good look.

How Conservatism Sold Capitalism down the River

The faux competing pathologies of Left and Right have their provenance in the post WW11 era when in a collusive pact both within the US and the UK they conspired to foist Welfarism on the people through propaganda. Britain defeated German Socialism but succumbed to English Socialism straight after and the US went as equally seamlessly from war Socialism to Peace Socialism and compounded their folly even further by bankrolling the UK's welfare state in its foolish lend-lease programme fostered by the Leftist economist and rabid statist Maynard Keynes.

Neither the US or the UK benefited whatsoever from its involvement in the Second World War and without such involvement it is an absolute certainty that neither countries would have succumbed and fallen prey to the deadly socialist welfare delusion and both would be looking and faring a million times better than they are today bedeviled as they are by crippling national debt and an addiction to State subsidies,regulation,taxes and ever exponentially expanding statism.

One has only to look at the blatant propaganda put out by the British coalition government during the Second World War laying out very clearly what amounted to demands for a socialist welfare state after the war to compensate for all the sacrifices engendered in that struggle. But one statist encroachment begets another as the poor British were shanghaid and conscripted into the 'war effort' and were effectively hostages to the State and so felt entitled to claim recompense in the form of housing,jobs etc after the battle was won. War Socialism indeed leads to Peace Socialism. The State and its ever expanding emissaries and aparatchicks are the only beneficiaries of course.

Conservative governments of both sides of the Atlantic put up practically no resistance or opposition to the massive wholesale welfare programmes of Roosvelt and the Labour Party whatsoever because they were largely in agreement with them and had no ideological position from which to launch any objection both priding themselves on their militant pragmatism which they still do to this very day. This sytematic betrayal of the Right over generations is the greatest indictment against them and why the Right should be seen for what it is and perhaps always has been, essentially a fundamentally statist socialist oriented movement with a thin gloss and scintilla of capitalist sympathy which it invariably protstitutes compromises and betrays at every possible opportunity and turn.

In the light of all this the only course is for those who support these intellectually bankrupt Right parties to totally reject and break from them and form  new Capitalist parties stripped of all association and ties with the discredited conservative movement with its amoral and opportunist statist power lusting.This should be relatively easy as with the advent of Alt Rightism and Trumpism the conceit that there is any ideological/ economic difference whatsoever between Left and Right has been comprehensively exploded, albeit that it is undoubtedly the case as I have had cause to mention before that Nationalism and Socialism have always been haindmaidens  re National Socialism.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

What is the Constitution Good For?

If the Constitution of the United States can permit the socialist depradations of a Roosvelt and Johnson to say nothing of Wilson before them and Obama after, then the best thing for it is to be put through a shredder as it has done nothing whatsoever to protect Americans from the progressive liberal advances over the past 100 years that have had the cumulative effect of making it a de facto quasi European Socialist Republic which is why Americans were prepared to even entertain the out there eccentric leftist Bernie Sanders as a presidential candidate who only narrowly lost to Clinton herself a leftist.

The flaws in the Constitution that allowed this essential capture of the State by collectivists must be systemic and fundamental and now almost everyone is prepared to admit it as they wait in horrified anticipation for the annauguration of an arrant knave and mountebank of positively Hitlerian proportions,a petulant sollipsist and demagogue not even imagined in the the most polemical and extravagant outpourings of Mencken and Sincalir Lewis. Behold, the thing some of us feared the most has come upon us.

The Wildly Exagerrated death of History and Politics

When you have an ex Channel 4 economics reporter Mason openly saying on radio 4 that the wealthy rich will be 'taken down' by a Corbyn government and repeating this open threat you know the howling madness of collectivism has returned with a vengeance. Not since the Right wing - let it be noted - Labour chancelor Dennis Healey threatened menacingly that he would 'squeeze the rich until their pips squeaked' in taxation which threat he carried out raising income tax to 99% in the 70's and creating the tax exile phenomenon, have we seen such a direct assault on capitalism  so baldly and starkly articulated.

When Churchill warned that the introduction of the Welfare State in 1945 would necessitate a Gestapo to enforce it he was widely condemned and dismissed as an alarmist/ fantasist and in a sense he was proved wrong because the British people proved perfectly capable and indeed willing to act as their own self enforcing Gestapo and voted for  enslavement through  the ballot box but it is nevertheless an inescapable fact that freedoms have been curtailed and circumscribed in order to bring about this wholesale co option by the State of the individual in practically every area of his life and this latest particularly virulent strain of militant socialist expression is merely an extreme amplification and intensification of what was an already  pretty advanced direction of travel towards a progressive State expansionism. The prevailing orthodoxy and culture of collectivism and anti individualism was very fertile ground for the leftists to emerge and go for a final push from mixed economy to pure socialism as represented by the Corbyn leadership coup.

If anybody believes that Theresa May is going to halt this trend when every speech she gives is interlarded with socialist sentiment of state interventionism and suspicion of capitalism and self advancement they are in for a very rude awakening.With Ukip advancing on the same Old Left protectionist ground there is simply and alarmingly no opposition whatsoever to this Statist collectivist juggernaut hurtling towards us. Democrat's Demagogues are waiting in the wings...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sociopath in waiting

It has been said that the people get the kind of government they deserve so I suppose we should not be too sorry for Americans who are about to get the biggest screwing of their lives and indeed in all of their chequered history. But what an embarrassment the man is, one devoid of all sensibilities, sense of decency and propriety,  without an ironic bone in his body, a man who no one has clearly ever told that self praise is no recommendation, a man who has clearly had a self awareness bypass operation, is amoral,ethically delinquent,financially and politically compromised,clearly in the pockets of the Kremlin with practically  'impeach me' written on his forehead, a man who makes Richard Nixon seem like a straight talking guy, a sexual predator who makes Clinton seem like a man of sexual probity, an ignoramus,  militantly uneducated and who talks like the third rate huckster he clearly is,delusional,borderline sociopathic, paranoid, hair trigger tempered, mentally unstable, a pathological liar, a fantasist, a thin skinned narcissist, a socialist in Republican clothing but with fascistic tendencies that will no doubt take America down a very dark and scary place from which it may struggle to ever extricate itself. As goes America,so goes the world. The nightmare is about to be inaugurated,be very, very afraid.

Do you Feel Lucky, Punks?

Corbyn's blood curdling speech yesterday when he said he would take 100% of the wealth of the higher earners has met with some critical response in the press but it wide off the mark nevertheless . How about Dominic Sandbrook a left wing historian in the Daily Mail no less who laments on the fact that this measure by Corbyn will drive all entrepreneurs out of the country and with it all the tax revenues that flow from their earnings! Nothing about the wholesale looting of private property,ust the negative effect it will have on government revenues yegods.

Sandbrook then proceeds to say that as horrific as Corbyn's proposals are he does not think we have much to worry about because it is unlikely that Corbyn will be elected because the  polls indicate he is very unpopular.Leaving aside his credulity in trusting to anything the polls have to say in the light of their recent abysmal record consider th grave implications of his comments and what he is actually saying. We may be confronted by a prospective Prime Minister who will launch an all out assault on private property and raid the incomes of our highest achievers but do not be concerned because he will probably not get elected! So we are to rely on the subjective whims and goodwill of the public towards our entrepreneurs as to whether or not they will be ruined and their businesses are destroyed and the country's economy shot to pieces? Any political system that allows even a distinct possibility of such an outcome and is predicated on self preservation and indeed  sanity itself  needs to rid itself of such a suicidal system immediately..

False Dichotomy of Left and Right

It used to be said with some truth that the difference between Left and Right was that the Left wanted to control people's finances and the Right their souls.  With the death or decimation at least of social conservatism however that is no longer strictly true but in fundamentals it is the case that there is not any ideological difference between Left and Right as economically they seem to have coalesced into an incoherent blob of collectivist premises - I cite the marked verisimilitude between Bernienomics and Trumpenomics.

The religious right tend to be anti welfare and taxes at least rhetorically but in practice and when in office did very little to reduce the size of the State.To the extent that the religious right maintains anti big State ideology they are flying in the face of the essential nature of Christianity which is about altruism and sacrifice or it is nothing.Theirs is a bogus Christianity therfor.

The only way to challenge the hybrid Left-Right statist monster is to highlight its faux divisions and expose the hydra-headed monster as a single monster that needs tackling head on and that those who wish to overturn the present politcal cancerous system should separate and distance themselves from this monumental Left-Right fraud and reject its pretence of being ideological enemies and reveal its true Tweedledee and Tweedledum imposture.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Personality is the Political

In all the criticism of Corbyn there has been extremely little about his ideology and almost all the attention has been focused on his personality defficiencies,his appearance -like a geography teacher apparently. It is a bit like Hitler being castigated for his moustache. If there has been any serious analysis of Corbyn's socialism I have clearly missed it.

This coyness to identify ideology or indeed to even discuss it at all is not just an exclusive pathology - for such it is - of the media but even extends to the Left itself and Corbyn in some respects for the Left as a whole usually tries to deliberately couch its toxic ideology in code and euphemism so as not to scare the horses, a sort of bland baby-talk of innocuous sounding bromides to gull  the inattentive public who are not so versed in subjecting their utterances to a close reading and will be more inclined to take their anodyne blandishments at face value.

Most leftists know that a bald unvarnished statement of their intent would drive away all but the most committed collectivists to their cause  so they have resort to this abovementioned blandspeak, liberal servings of stock phrases and words such as as fairness. income inequality, the rich asked to pay more,the income gap,growing gap between rich and poor ad nauseam.

So between the media that contrives to evade any discussion of ideology and the leftists who collude in this evasion by resorting to self censoring generalities and obfuscations the public is totally disarmed and left in the dark as to what is in store for it until it is a fait accomplis and an ideological demagogue is installed in power and the mask is finally discarded.

Who will resist the Corbinista Red Menace?

It's the 1980's revisited on Corbenn steroids but where is Maggie? We may have someone who apes her mannerisms and external appearance but Theresa May is no Maggie. In her ideology such as it exists under her typical tory pragmatism - which for some reason she and they appear to take pride in as if it were a virtue instead of the abject renunciation of moral principles values and integity that it is -we seem to have someone who as I have said has been captured by a fuzzy touchy feely leftistism full of vague half hinted at subliminal statist interventionist  tendencies but never overtly enunciated or explained which is the mark of moral cowardice and cynical opportunism so typical, common and rightly despised by all those heartily and wearily sickened by the corrupt amoral manoeuvrings of  politicians on the make, in other words the whole stinking parasitic political class.

So in the far left corner we have Corbyn and in the  other fuzzy left corner we have his half sister Theresa. Who is likely to prevail in that contest? Theresa May but who's to bet on it. Opinion polls have proved a catastrophically unreliable captured as they have been and still are by establishment groupthink. We may be sleepwalking into the Red Terror so passports at dawn ladies and gentlemen. And do not look to UKIP for salvation as under their superficial old Tory exterior beats an old Labour heart with protectionist,statist, restrictive practices tarriffs and nationalisation running through its dna like the writing through Brighton rock.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Is Trump a Soviet Manchurian Candidate?

His refusal to acknowledge that the election was tampered with by Russia when the evidence is overwhelming suggests that Trump may well be under the evil sway and tutelage of Putin and his goons in the Kremlin and it is not altogether impossible that he could face impeachment down the line as the collusion and his special relationship with his new found friend and fellow authoritan  soviet thug is beginning to smell real bad.

That Trump is mentally unstable there can be no doubt.His incessant tweeting in response to every perceived affront to his fragile and precarious self esteem and to every imagined slight suggests a man with a tenuous grip on reality and a thin skin that is positively and potentially lethal in a soon to be innaugurated President of the most powerfull country of the free world.

His prodigal recourse to twitter, the latest being an attack on Merril Streep in a Hollywood reward ceremony in response to a few critical remarks she made about him is on the petulant level of the kindergarden in its lack of proportionality and suggests that he is locked in a seemingly perpetual presidential campaigning mode and indicates a man dangerously and perillously mentally unfit for high office.

How Now Red Cow?

I have not been able to glean what Theresa May means by there being a need for a more 'sharing culture' but it smells nevertheless. When parents enjoin their children to share their toys with their friends it is clearly a socialist injunction that they do not even honour themselves as they cannot be found 'sharing' their house or cars with their neighbours so sickening hypocrisy is clearly at play leaving aside if one can the evil unjust and obscene immoral philosophy of socialism that they are seeking to inculcate into their hapless charges.

Whatever she precisely means by this sharing meme it is becoming clearer by the day less there was any doubt before that the woman is a socialist change agent and has been shoehorned into her job under the radar,bipassing  the electorate and is a remainer in Brexit clothing who cannot be trusted in any capacity whatoevere and is under the malign influence of a dodgy cabal of advisers whose political persuasion is dubious and ideologically sinister in its leftist composition and for this reason an early general election seems to be the only just and politically appropriate way to proceed.

Why the Left hates the World Wide Web

Despite all their attempts to co opt the interenet with such collectivist nomenclature as Social Media the Left is fighting a losing battle with it because the thing they have trumpeted since almost the beginning of time, namely the rights of the voiceless has now come to pass -except that the voice ,the free democratic expression of 'the people' far from being imbued with as they supposed and told themselves it was, namely, egalitarian and socialistic sentiment has turned out to be  the most virulently populist,hostile,non conformist,non pc and anti public service politicians who have rightly been exposed as third rate carerists and power lusters draining the public purse. Now the voiceless people much vaunted by the Left as the sole raison 'd'etre for their coming in to politics are roundly dismissed as vile trolls to be censored out of the existence by the State, if the Left have their way that is.

It was bad enough that Britain continued to have a free press very critical of the Left which it has tried for the longest time to censor and demonise but that was as nothing compared to the sheer horror revealed in the wake of  the interent which has given a voice to the general public, the 'little guy' in a truly revolutionary way it has never done before in the whole of human history but who have turned out to be far more virulently anti left than the much demonised so called right wing press itself. So the Left is now fighting an unwinnable war on two fronts having  been totally outflanked by the forces of reaction and populism and moreover exposed as profoundly intolerant,bigotted and illiberal into the bargain.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Objectivism is the Philosophy of Love (No, really)

All the propaganda against Rand's philosophy Objectivism aside, namely that it is a malevolent theory of man is just that,a canard of the left for it is on the contrary a benevolent view of man as a non sacrificial creature -neither sacrificing himself to others or sacrificing others to him. It is a live and let live philosophy, allowing people to work out their own destiny although Rand did not beleive in such but leaving people alone to succeed or fail by their own efforts. The Constitution enshrines  this principle as the right to the pursuit of happiness and there is nothing in the Constitution that says that man is his brother's keeper and that the role of the State is to provide people with happiness,welfare,healthcare,housing,education. All of that is statist collectivist talk totlly alien to the principles of personal independence of the Founding Fathers. Just as no critic of Ayn Rand has ever been able to cite verse and chapter of any of her opus where she advocates Nazism no one can cite any verse and chapter of the Constitution where it guarantees anyone a house welfare,education or healthcare search as they will in vain.

Rand's philosophy advocates a dog eat dog, Darwinian survival of the fittest dystopia say her critics. Really?Ony if not sacrificing oneself to one's neighbours is seen as an act of aggression which is pretzellogic crazy.Objectivism allows for personal charity and benevolence between men -but unforced and not enforced by the State with a gun.It enshrines the principle of non coercive force: no man can initiate force against his fellow man and force is only justified in retaliation to the one who initiates force.This perforce precludes acts of force by the State as well as the individual ie taxation,regulation,licensing,tarriffs etc. The only transactions between individuals must be voluntary and uncoerced and the State 's sole role is to protect individual rights and prevent those who would use force against others from doing so. To try and conflate allowing man to flourish or starve by his own actions or inactions with exterminating him is grotesque inversion of logic and an evil slur.

Whose afraid of Ayn Rand (And Why)

The Left loathes,  detests and fears Ayn Rand and for good reason. She is like the atom bomb -she spoils their whole day. Conservatives and Republicans are easy to attack because they are so feeble,temporizing, weak,equivocating and generally pathetic and compromised in their half-hearted apologetic defence of markets and the smaller state because they sold out their core principles decades ago in their accommodation and acceptance of the mixed economy welfare state and it is questionable whether they ever had any core principles from the get go so quick were they to capitulate to the welfare status/statist quo.

Ayn Rand and her totally uncompromising passionate defense of individual rights, liberty,the delimited state and man's inalienable right to live for himself and not be regarded as a means to the ends of others with their  needs and wants is historically unique in the whole philosophy of politics although other figures contributed in the groundwork going back to Aristotle,Locke,Adam Smith and Hume but she is the only one who provides a systematic philosophically based system dedicated to the defense of individual rights presenting  man as a self made being rather than as a sacrificial animal to the needs of others.

Confronted with this direct assault on everything the Left holds most dear,the collectivist herding of men through government dictat,it simply does not know how to handle Rand and starts off ignoring her, hoping she will go away. Decades go by but her influence steadily grows in the culture but although resistance is total the Left at least has to start acknowledging her existence.So what does it do? It demonises her by smear and misrepresentation. Rand is a Nazi is the commonest abuse it musters relying soley on the hope that no one will actually read her and discover the terrible truth namely that she is the scourge of all manifestations of collectivism be it Left or Right. Conservatives equally have nothing but fear in response to her total excoriating of their compromised vacillating accomodation with statism and welfarism. She has exposed their joint fraud,their collectivist sleight of hand exposing them both as illiberal and anti individual.

So hated by the whole political establishment Rand stands alone in the culture and even the libertarians who attempt to co opt her teachings rip them to shreds with their anti intellectual anti philosophical expediency and compromises,hideously misrepresenting and distorting her ideas and by so doing discrediting and setting back the objectivist cause by decades.

But what can the Left do in the face of Ayn Rand's  continued and ever growing direct existential threat to them and all they stand for and have constructed this past century across the Western world and beyond threatening to bring the whole shaky edifice crumbling around their ears? The 3 choices remain still: Ignore, misunderstand or misrepresent. The first is myopic and doomed,the second offers no protection and is an argument from ignorance and the third will not succeed because truth will out.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

An Empty Hull

It is extremely difficult to determine just how much taxpayer's money has been thrown at the Hull Culture Centre bid as all the websites I have visited are extremely coy about details.The most I sould glean was the usual coded reference to 'no direct taxation' has been spent which when decoded means the money has gone through 3rd party State intermediaries,proxy byzantine government bodies,rather like the convolutions of money laundering procedures so hated by the Left when exposing tax evasion operations.

Leaving aside all the obsfuscations and glaring ommissions by the media in covering this story there is the central point that the State has no business bigging up and aggrandizing failed cities with taxpayer's money in an attempt to create a Potemkin Village facade of smoke and mirrors in the hope of by some alchemistic means never explained to turn its fortunes around. Culture zsars are airlifted in to this doomed enterprise and it all has the whiff of White Elephant syndrome that statists revel and specialize in from Olympics on down.The grandfather of all this empty show was Goebelles himself, one of the first Ministers of Culture which profoundly sinister  sinister post has incredibly enough been replicated by most post-war  European countries including alas the UK.

To the Finland Station

If anyone doubts that there is barely a scintilla of difference between Left and Right economically these days they need only look to Finland whose  centre Right government has introduced an automatic wage to its citizens the equivalent of £4oo per month -regardless of whether they are unemployed or have a job! This however is not really a new phenomena as socialism and right wing go together like a horse and carriage as witness Nazi Germany -National Socialist party -the clue's in the name. Hitler's speech and programme and  were interlarded with the old theme of the individual sacrificing himself to the Motherland State. The present day sees Marie le Penn and Trump on the right seeking protectionist tarriff imposing anti capitalist policies.Try telling them apart from the Left wing economic programme if you can.

This patent fraud on the public should have been rumbled a long time ago yet we hear the same old tripe about 'both sides of the polical aisle' perpetrated by the advocates of statism of course who seek to present Left and Right as opposite poles when they are ideological bedfellows with a minute insignificant variation between them.When or if the public every rumbles this ruse we may get a genuine choice at last -ie between the Left-Right statist parties and the advocates of small state free market capitalism on the other.

My Worst Nitemare

As I have predicted the last 3 big events namely our recent general election,Brexit and Trumpet I do worry that my abiding fear and horror may also come to pass namely a Corbyn premiership. The same people who quoted opinion polls asserting with arrogant confidence that Remainers would win,Hillary would triumph and also there would be a hung parliament in 15 and Scotland would leave the UK are now telling us that Jeremy does not stand a snowflake's chance in hell of being PM. How can we listen to them or even trust them with used toilet paper?

So why do I think Corbyn could be our next prime minister? Because as evil and vile as his ideology is, he has one and he has kept faith with it all his adult life,never wavering one nano second from what he beleives in his black heart of hearts is true, he has the conviction and iron will of  a Thatcher and whether you agree with this archetype conviction politician is actually irrelevant or of secondary importance because people are drawn to someone who holds their views and ideology consistently and unwaveringly over time,who holds those beliefs to the very core of their being,for who the ideolgy and the person are one and indivisible,who are an embodiment and living manifestation of their values from which they will never shrink or deviate. Such people throughout history almost always prevail regardless of the nature and content  of their beleifs and this matter is key because for some it would sound counter intuitive but it is so nevertheless and they ultimately prevail  no matter what obstacles they initially face.

Besides these leviathans of principle the mere jobbing politician,the careerist ideological free zone of a zero politico with all the principles of a warthog and the moral values of a raddled whore are the mere flotsam and jetsam of history,the moral ciphers who would sell their soul if they had one for a sinecure and emolument, these are the ethical vacuums and black holes of amorality who make up the large majority of mos Western political institutions of office and the people rightly have total comtempt for them. Give us a Bernie a Donald a Jeremy,a Hitler a Stalin they have always cried over these moral derelicts and so I fear it will be once more all the while politicans abandon principles for power we are in mortal danger of choosing instead something even worse, a sociopath with perverted collectivist ideological convictions -anything rather than nothing.  

Friday, January 06, 2017

A Working Class Zero is Nothing to Be

Smash the working classes! Well, what I mean is to hell with them because the lumpen proletariat are merely the tools of the intellectual middle class agitators and socialists who rode to power in the late 20th century on their coat tails and wreaked the havoc of global revolution and ushered in the worst totalitarian nightmares of human history Hitlerism and Stalinism and all their lesser small scale petty horror states before they in turn were swept away with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the domino effect across the globe  was set in train re Thatcherism and Reaganism.

The working class yet stumbled on, neutered and enfeebled for a few more decades,carrying out timorous sorties and raids into the neo liberal polity,symbolic skirmishes with the liberal zeitegeist getting ever smaller in size and reach, dissolving and diluting into the arid wastes of political correctnes and the fetid waters of identity politics with all the rigour and vigour of an impotent fantasist reliving old long ago conquests,muttering to itself,retracing its footsteps in ever decreasing circles yet still with enough life in it to muster and murmur a few half hearted imprecations against globalisation and the inexorable march of time passing by it on the other side of the road.

But now the final death knell rings, the working class rump trembles at the sound, the now deafening sound of Mechanisation! The thing it feared the most has come upon it -it is surplus to requirements. It can either adapt or die.It can embrace the new,technology,skill up,tool up or face its inevitable doom.It can embrace change and innovation or it can listen to the sire call of the Trump who wants to strike a Devil's bargain with the working class.He will make America great again! How? By putting the clock back 100 years,reversing the course of time itself.It will not just stand still for the God Donald but will actually reverse! Magical powers indeed.Forget the art of the possible this is the alchemy of the mystics of old,the authoritarian Gods of Collectivism all concentrated in the power of the Master at the click of the mouse at the twitter of the twitterer in chief.Mass hysteria in the 21st century.Water will run up hill.

Pol pot did it for a season,Chairman Mao too.The country ran with blood though and it ended in a sea of tears.Sorry, the working class is dead,long live the middle class.Mechanisation is good.The machine is our saviour let us embrace it and spurn the mystical mumbo jumbo of collectivist in chief Messrs Trump-Bernie'Hillary with their magical incantations of doom dressed up as salvation.

You say you want a revolution?

One of the characteristics of all revolutions is how quickly they are co opted by the status quo and diverted from their original intention and course -the revolution devours its children,meet the new boss,same as the old boss etc.Sometimes this is a slow serpentine process and sometimes it happens very quickly. The latter example could be Egypt that went through an Arab Spring and jumped a few seasons almost instantly and became an Islamist winter with the Muslim Brotherhood which was mercifully neutralized by the militia and stability restored albeit unfortunate that the military were forced into such a position. Sometimes this process can take centuries such as the case of the United States which began as a unique experiment in the whole history of the human race -a nation predicated on a revolutionary new concept of man as a soverein being with inalienable individual rights not be regarded as a number, a cipher and pawn in the hands of a mighty arbitrary State,a mere means to the ends of others rather than an end in himself.

It is difficult to overstate what a truly radical revolutionary departure in thinking this represented -a nation built on an idea. Up till this point the European model had been the only one to follow,namely a quasi autocratic,semi totalitarian authoritarian deep state with wide sweeping powers to curtail individual rights and liberties, one with a purely statist relationship with its subjects,the idea of citizenship totally alien to it,posing a threat to its autocratic rule based on semi feudalism,kingship and the mysticism of brute force from on high.All of this was smashed and overturned by the formation of the United States and the Constitution.

Roll forward 150 years and the US turns its back on its unique experiment and adopts the socialism of its former colonial masters and Woodrow Wilson and Roosvelt and then Johnson usher in a defacto quasi socialist state and it has been pretty much mission accomplished since then with Obama being the grandson of socialism merely engaged in dotting the i s and crossing the t's but still presiding in massive state over reach in all areas not least with Obamacare. Americans themselves speak and act like socialists now demanding ever more state control of their lives,whining that life is not fair and the governement should give them more stuff,masochistically demanding more chains and manacles to forge their spiritual captivity, seeking and demanding dole, manna and succor from the super state to fill the void where their self made souls used to be. From frontiersmen, forgers of their own destiny and spiritual redemption  to grovelling cowering whining timorous supplicants in just a few generations.How the might have fallen! An American tragedy indeed.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Leftist Mythologies continued

The gender pay gap! It is the litany of aggrieved feminists who iterate it with all the dogged dirge like repetitiveness of a mantra in the obvious hope that if you repeat a lie often enough it becomes the truth. There is a gender pay gap but they will not admit that it is down to the life career choices women make regarding starting a family. They also choose professions that do not have the same career structures that their male counterparts choose such as the stem science oriented ones because they are less interested in them not because such professions are closed to them as they like to claim.

All the while it is women who have babies there is not really any way round this fact of nature so the feminist argument is actually with existential reality itself which they have always had a problem with and a lamentably tenuous relationship with at the best of times.

So what do women, or at least these feminists want.? Equal pay for unequal work! The same pay for Wimbeldon women tennis players as their male counterparts even though they only pay 3 sets as opposed to the men's 5 sets!

Employing a woman can often be a liability for if she is on a career path with her company how does the employer know is she will be around in a few years and does not want to start a family? She is paid less because that is an insurance policy for the employer for whom maternity leave is just another burden  so it is offset by lower wages for women employees.

Women with children work less hours in the workplace than men! They have different priorities,work is not the be all and end all for them. That is perforce reflected in their pay structures.When all these things are taken into consideration then, ie context is brought to this issue it can be seen that any talk of the gender gap is a load of feminist bollocks which is probably not so inapt a terminology as lots of this is down to nothing more than old penis envy.

Death of Sir Humphrey?

One down tens of thousands to go! We know and indeed I have discussed it before how the civil service is crawling with statists and bedevilled with rampant federast Brusselphiles and putting them in charge of Brexit is a bit like putting Gary Glitter in charge of child welfare. They went native a long long time ago. Their panjandrums are not just Our Men in Brussels but Our Men Of Brussels and we should not trust them with used toilet paper.  Thatcher attempted to purge the fellow travellers in Whitehall decades ago but they have exponentially reproduced their alien spores and now infect every department and office of state with calamitious effects on trade, industry and cultural polity. Sir Humphrey clones have taken over the lunatic asylum. This latest ignominious departure from the Brussels quisling  whose name I have already forgotten is so symptomatic of the deep malaise in the civil service and it like the Lords and judiciary is ripe for purging and  radical deep systematic root and branch ideological cleansing. Removing a man here or there and reshuffling the pack when it is so infected is deckchair re arranging on a Titanic scale.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Who are the Racists?

It is an inescapable fact that the racists in any given society (allowing for the fact that there is no such thing as society and it is just a figure of speech) are always without any exception  from the  poor white trash . Racism is almost unheard of amongst the educated middle classes, anyone educated up to university level. The anti immigrant poor are the strata that Ukip has made a very successful appeal to and thus stolen large swathes of Labour's working class voters, the old unionised Enoch Powel racists who cannot cope with economic competition and have been  softened by union controlled anti competition feather bedded protected socialist jobs in the public sector.Even the tories are exploiting the racism of the decadent working classes and appealing to their xenophobia and anti economic migrant prejudice. Racism is the worst sort of tribal colectivism, it is the deep toxic poisonous well Trump is drawing on as his electoral base and it is ugly and evil and the preserve of demagogues from Marx and Stalin to Hitler on down

The idea that the racist poor working class voted Brexit because it is anti EU is fanciful as most of them would not even understand anything about the EU and the only thing they want is protectionism.Our own politicians pander to them at their peril -and ours.

Learn the Truth at '17?

The rolling revolution which we may term Eurogeddon or the Insurgent Spring may yet claim more scalps this year with the coming general elections in 3 key european countries. If Marie le Pen does indeed win the seismic shock could well topple the EU and tip it into the garbage can of history for France is its lynchpin and it would struggle to withstand such an existential shock to its being. Despite her unsavoury alt right views it is worth stomaching them just to see an end of this sclerotic doomed dystopian nightmare institution just as it was worth having Trump in the Whitehouse as he represents a trashing of the long protracted and much despised, discredited and failed liberal hegemony.

Now that the unthinkable has come to pass this provides an opening for those of neither the above camps to put forward a case for smaller government although this could be a tad optimistic as I have pointed out on numerous occasions both camps are statist to varying degrees and we should not be too carried away with what is essentially a Trumped up Farageo of a  faux revolution.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Money For Nothing

When Rudyard Kipling wrote a hundred years ago of a government welfare project whereby people would be paid just 'for existing' some may have thought he was possibly being a tad harsh but now somewhere in Scotland that is about to come to pass literally as they are rolling out an experiment where some people in a few towns will actually be paid just for existing although it will have the characteristic euphemistic gloss that politicians apply when they want to pull a scam on the public and is thus termed universal income.The rationale for why they are doing it? to see if it will discourage the recipients from seeking work.(?!) Politicans kill satire do they not.

Everyone will get it irrespective of income! English taxpayers may feel that funding Scottish communist programmes is just a bridge too far and independence is a consummation to now be devoutly wished and who could frankly blame them. This programme if it is successfull (?) will bankrupt the country so there is obviously something in the water North of the border of sanity and howling madness. The infamous Scottish parsimony is clearly off the menu when English mugs are footing the bill.

Further studies in Leftist Mythology

Student debt! It sounds terrible right? Poor students! A debt millstone round their necks. Well not, actually. For student debt read Taxpayer Debt because guess who gets to bail them out when they cannot pay, do not earn enough if anything at all to fall into the decile of paying it all back? So the greatest propaganda coup goes to the left for successfully convincing the public that it is the students who are footing this humungulus bill although of course that is true in the end albeit not as the left describes it because parents are taxpayers and they are going to be carrying the can for this soley governement created debacle.It is just that some of those taxpayers will not even have had teenagers going to university but will be having to be part of this ongoing bailout.

The solution? Student loans have to and should be placed in their right and proper domain and sphere namely private, ie the banks whose job it is to issue loans at the going rate so that the contract is between them and the students rather the nation as a whole who should not have to take on the unwarranted and unjustified risk - and risk it is - implicit in student further education. This will have the added advantage of concentrating young minds on what exactly they are going to university for and what sort of courses they should opt for in the light of future career rather than contracting out that moral hazzard to the hapless general public who have a right to their own lives and should not have to take on the burden of other people's childrens choices which at present seem to be ill conceived, arbitrary,subjective and frankly in many cases mindless and delinquent which explains the high drop out rate and the trail of havoc emotional and collateral wrought by abandoned studies.

Further to this students will gain autonomy as they will be more demanding of their lecturers who will in turn be kept on their toes by the pressure of having of actually  to deliver quality and innovative challenging courses rather than coasting on a calm sea of complacency in the full knowledge that the captive taxpayers are footing the bill and they can run a quasi sinecure at their expense.In order for this to fully work of course the universities should be privatised and this is what the educational establishment is terrified by and is the reason it is presently agitated alarmed excercised and so up in arms by the government's latest proposals to even allow the setting up of some more private universities. Standards will fall! Really, standards?! For this read, our sclerotic stranglehold on the profession,our closed shop cosy monopoly of higher learning will be challenged and overturned and with it of course their greatest - and justified - fear of all and the one they dare not mention, their baleful suffocating intellectual stranglehold on the culture will be undone and the true spirit of enquiry will reign which means their centuries long  leftist hegemony over higher education will be smashed.

Monday, January 02, 2017

My Green Bicycle

One of the major assaults on modernity is the environmentalist movement and of its countless and ugly manifestations in recent times the most irritating surely has to be the resurrection  and fetishisation of the bicycle as a modish mode of transport, driven by Green public policy and ideology and used by its practitioners as a particulary tiresome form of virtue signalling.This has set up a direct confrontation between modernity as represented by the automobile and the bicycle as symbol of Maoist backwardness and boorish reaction  as typified by Peter Hitchens (yes him again) and his kind who insist on riding their bikes in built up areas in a deliberate and conscious attempt to not just arrest modernity but drive it off the roads and out of history altogether.

The bicyclingistas must not be allowed to win this battle and they must be crushed under the juggernaut of history with their hooligan insolence and their flagrant upfront violation of all highway rules and etiquette -one minute they are road users then the traffick lights turn red and they are up on the pavement carreering along and threatening and intimidating pedestrians with their loutish delinquency and recklessness and complete open and unchecked,un policed contempt for others. Yes as kids we were told by policemen patrolling the streets -remember them? to get off the pavement, now they turn away which can only be as a result of orders from on high which of course has been completely captured body and soul by the corosive Green lobby\Gestapo.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Religious sense of life pt 2

Lefty cleric - an oxymoron if ever there was one - called Giles Frasier was on BBC Radio 4's Thought for the day which section is no doubt statutorlily mandated as a precondition of the BBC's  broadcasting licence (although we are forever told that the institution is independent of the State!), was using his platform as an excercise in self therapy to the nation about his periodic bouts of depression and apart from the narcissistic tedium implicit in the excercise is was a timely reminder that those of the faith disposition are by no means immune to the Churchillian black dog except of course they can pass it off as a higher, mystical form of depression namely 'the dark night of the soul'. And so he used it thus in his tortured rationale to interpret it as an opportunity to sit it out and wait for the beneficence of his merciful creator to lift his burden of helplessness.

All depression will lift after a while and to attribute it to a mystical intervention from another dimension is as dumb as you can get but of course religion elevates dumbness to the dizzy heights of wisdom. Such rationalisations can even be interlarded with the pseudo intellectualism of Christian apologetics and in the process totally abdicating responsibility for one's mental state and contracting it out to a third party, one of the trinity no doubt.

Many of faith relish in castigating the intellect but are quite happy to put it to the service of their religion whenever it is challenged and will resort to the lowest form of casuistry to defend their corner albeit as I abovementioned it is invariably by the the abjectest methods of pseudo intellectualism.Be that as it may the inescapable fact is that if at the most fundamental level of one's belief structure is the notion that one is a piteable creature laid low by its own prideful sinfullness how can one possibly exist as a man but in a state of semi permanent miserable wretchedness, subject to the vicissitudes of unknown arbitrary forces that can buffet you at will,for their pleasure and to test your mental and moral fortitude? One can only be a pessimistic character with a crabapple face waiting for one's inevitable judgement in craven fawning and obsequious supplication.

A BBC reporter of the God persuasion summed it up when asking herself the question 'where is God in Alleppo? Wait for it, he is putting all those people through a living hell to test their faith. Who needs mere earthly psychopaths ladies and gentleman, when confronted with this pure unadulterated cosmic evil?