Friday, June 22, 2018

Ha ha Mrs May Ha ha Mr Corbyn

These are taxing times -taxing past and taxing future. It's what governments do. First they starve 'front line services' ie those services only a state can and should  provide  ie police,courts and armed services. The public cries 'crime!',  'potholes' and then wrongly concludes -which conclusion the state has contrived they arrive at, that government must  really be short of money if even essential services are being pared down ignoring the fact that the same state is shipping out billions of pounds of their cash to support every godforsaken,flyblown tyranny and basket case country around the world.

Its bad enough we have a domestic welfare state crippling the recipients and bleeding the taxpayers dry but now the state in its infinite wisdom has exported that dysfunctional welfare system to the four corners of the earth in its international welfare programme.

And sure enough we are told the NHS is in crisis (hello!) and so taxes have to rise. If the public falls for that one yet again they truly will confirm the dictum that the people get the kind of government they deserve.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Military Coup in the UK?

If the gov falls over Brexit and a general election brings  Corbyn to power could there be a military coup, cited in the 'national interest' to prevent Britain going Venezuela? Too far fetched? Maybe but a Corbinista government is the stuff of which very real nitemares are made.

Will even London zoo be safe from the Corb Death Grip,  for the zoos in Venezuela -  his spiritual nirvana - have been emptied by starved victims of Maduro's socialist experiment (take 2 thousand). Surely the animal 'rights' people should be fearful of a Corbyn insurgency if only for the welfare of their beloved higher species who could well end up being torn limb from limb and voraciously devoured.

Maybe the pied piper of Islington has peaked with the fickle yoof, his firmament dimmed but who can be totally sure these days when mad parties are springing up in governments all over the blighted EU land. (Clowns to the Left of them clowns to the Right, here we are, stuck in the middle of EU).

Would the military be right to intervene in such a scenario? Not such an unreasonable question when one has to choose between a military rule and Marxist rule -  its the devil and the deep Red sea time.New Zealand anyone?

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

NHS Genocide, Shipman Revisited

Here we go again, the NHS killing machine has taken yet more lives. Socialism is murder and the NHS can do it on an industrial scale,with the connivance of the police and a whole slew of government agencies conspiring to silence anyone who dares to question why healthy people have died on a homungulus scale.

Expect more such horror stories until this socialist monstrosity is put out of its misery and the killing fields of socialised healthcare is dumped into the garbage can of history. 

US Exits UNHRC Toxic Dump

Hurrah. Sooner or later Trump had to get one thing right by the law of averages if nothing else and his administration's announcement that it will be leaving the cesspit of iniquity know as the UN 'human rights' council is excellent news indeed.

Some of its members are unspeakable basket cases of deplorables, try Venezuela which is actively starving and torturing its people to death and has reduced a wealthy nation into abject poverty crime and spiraling anarchy. Not a peep from the corrupt UNhrc about this or any of the other atrocities being committed by its own members - but of course its virulent anti semitism is given full rein in periodic  outbursts and condemnations against the tiny oasis of liberty and democracy in the whole godamn Middle East - Israel.

If only Trump would deliver the coup de grace to the whole stinking corrupt UN outfit by closing its doors in NewYork and sending it packing to a more appropriate and fitting country such as indeed Venezuela,Iran or North Korea we could be rid of the whole gothic horror show once and for all.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Don't Be Vague. Ask for Cannabis

'Don't Tax My Drugs' Johnny Rotten aka Lydon. Vince Cable wants to. It'l bring in billions! Canada is doing it, 6 States in the US, Uruguay partially -the kids are openly smoking it on park benches in the UK -even toddlers want it! (don't have a fit, it's only for epilepsy). The only person who doesn't want drugs under any circumstances -apart from caffeine as he is a right tea boozer - is that old stuffed shirt, reactionary and faux eccentric Peter Hitchens, but then he wants Britain circa 1955 and that ain't gonna happen is it Peter you ex commie who apparently wants wholesale renationalization (?!) but we digress.

So between the time of drugs being illegal and possibly made legal the politicians have already got pound signs in their heads as they speculate on the vast windfall in tax revenues completely elliding in the process the obvious solution which is de legalisation and complete non statist non regulation and taxation ie a free market solution. (duh).

We don't mind the youth going to hell in a cannabis hand basket -we just want to be there when they generate the taxes for our further empire building. Never accuse statists of having morals!

As libertarians we would rather the youth did not so indulge but believe it is up to them if they want to go to hell in a cannabis haze and they should be able to purchase their product in any high st shop so designed to cater to their weakness,alongside the off licences -that should be de- licensed, and the candy stores promising teeth rot and obesity etc etc.

Furthermore all drugs should be legalised including the existing drugs only available through prescription via gov controlled chemists and similar outlets.That is to ssay that I as an asthmatic should be able to purchase an inhaler from a shop,over the counter,no questions asked other than are you over 18? If not come back with your parent. Simples.

Needless to say all such products should be untaxed and unregulated and let the customer beware,caveat emptor. We are adults after all -aren't we? Tell that to the politicians who are under the illusion which we have fed them that they are our masters rather than our servants.




Monday, June 18, 2018

Hello Brazil? Say Hi?

145 hits in 12 hours - unless it is a Brazilian bot lol. I have heard glowing stories of Brazil from Yaron Brook. People in dire straits seem to be more ready to hear the Rand message or approximation of it. They who suffer much crave relief much.

The Europeans sail blissfully away on a cruiser, heading for a titanic awakening.....

Wither the NHS? (please)

The 'Tories' have for the longest time seen their mission in life as to be the janitor to Labour's statist excesses: we can make socialism work! We can turn the socialist NHS sow into a silk purse, we can clear out the socialist orgyean stables and make it shiny new again -and then Labour will reap the benefits sweeping back to power and the whole sick gaudy circus can go round one more time,2 more times - ad infinitum it would seem.

Why do they do it ladies and gentlemen? Because they are socialists under the skin and now shouting it from the rooftops. Or wasn't it always so,didn't the beloved Margaret Thatcher herself become famous in part for saying the NHS is safe in our hands or words to that effect?

So here we are now, 70 years on and the sickest soap opera in history grinds on. Politicians lied, people died...

The only reason it does so is because of the residual Christian socialist ethic of altruism. No matter how bad the NHS gets it will not die until that evil ideological philosophic cancer is eradicated fully from our culture -in other words no one hold their breath.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Gig is Up

A plumber puts a spanner in the works... The supreme act of folly by the Supreme court finding in favour of the plumber versus Pimlico Plumbers probably means the end of the gig economy - (so called but which is really just business unfettered from state socialist control re regulation and  'employee rights').

No doubt aware of the liberal composition of the supreme court this was a cynical act by the litigant to cash in on the anti business culture the UK and most other countries are immersed in  -to the detriment of all of course as it is the oppressive heavy handed state intervention in the economy which will ultimately cause its death spiral  like the economic sclerosis that so blights the whole European continent and has led directly to the backlash against it's stultifying job-destroying statism.

Another dream killed by the ultimate killer, Statism. The great Gig in the Sky -but not here on earth.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Grenfell Grief Porn

Here we go again, my tears are greater than yours, my virtue has a wider bandwidth than yours, I feel their pain, lets have yet another minute's silence and with a bit of luck there will be so many no one will ever have to speak again. Beginning to wish.

The BBC thinks Grenfell is Social Housing's 9/11 and they are going to pedal the manufactured grief well, forever it seems. Its socio economic apartheid don't you know, it's s  sad commentary on divided Britain, the have's and the have nots yada yada yada, get the picture and less you don't we are going to repeat it on every bbc broadcast until you feel good and guilty you middle class haves.

So lets all breast beat together till we feel adequately down and guilty and: mission accomplished!

Friday, June 08, 2018

Daily Mail, NO!

Time to read the last writes on the Daily Mail as the legendary if deeply flawed genius Dacre is replaced by Geordy Greg  an arch Remoaner from the Mail on Sunday - its the stuff nightmares are made of.

When I was complaining about the paper's sad trajectory in a recent post I had no idea this disaster was about to befall it. It had lost its way a bit but was was still a vibrant force on the national if not global media  stage,  but now words cannot convey what a disaster this represents - an existential catastrophe!

Get the Fire Brigade!

Sauve qui peut!  or as the cloddish municipalised statist fire brigade nabobs would have it, 'Stay put!' The difference far from being linguistic has turned out to be that between life and death itself re Grenfell.

'No one is coming' said the psychotherapist Nathaniel Branden but the trouble with the Grenfell residents is they believed someone was.

The fire brigade was nationalised in the 1930's as was so much else and after Grenfell it is time to privatise the service that has become sleepy,inert,corrupt or in the common parlance not fit for purpose.

Let us not also forget that the cladding used was an attempt to cover up the hideous brutalism of nationalised architecture of the 50's and the wider question Grenfell raises is the dubious and misbegotten concept of social housing itself. Up on housing project hill its either misfortune or infamy...

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Brussels and the Deux ex Machina

Brussels will save us, says the arch bishop - prick of pious Cant, Welby. God is dead, long live Brussels! We may not believe in God anymore (indeed we don't) but if  he does exist Brussels is his representative here on earth. Really?

Welby has said it would not be a disaster if the C of E was disestablished. I think we should take him at his word and bring about this thing devoutly to be wished. Then the witterings of this ridiculous absurd prattling prelate would be consigned to where they belong -oblivion.

Brussels he adds is the flower of civilization - alongside the bubonic plague and the rampaging tanks of the Nazi Panza division presumably?

Or is God's idiot  doing us all a favor by highlighting the moral intellectual spiritual bankruptcy of  religion per se and its  super-secular arm in the gilded halls of Strasbourg and Brussels - and indeed of all State bureaucracies for that matter?

Friday, June 01, 2018

Trump Flunks Economics 101

Another day, another supreme act of folly,the President is out of his depth in the Whitehouse for sure and he has surrounded himself with numbskull munchkins with as much grasp of economics as himself and they are clearly soley there as an echo chamber for his economic illiteracy and to massage his anti capitalist prejudices.

The scary thing is he has brought into the Whitehouse people who have been successful in business and yet here they are initiating some of the most destructive suicidal policies that could not be more counter productive than those  its worst enemies could dream up

By what right,what constitutional precedent can the president initiaite anti trade policies that will directly harm the American citizens it is his sole and only aim  to protect? If that is not an impeachment issue then nothing is.

This is government policy by emotional spasm and to hear the hare brained ratiocinations of his advisers and the bogus arguments they cite for this act of self immolation is truly staggering.Scaramouche was it it this morning and they are all reading from the same statist handbook and suffering from an advanced case of historical amnesia - or lets just call it plain ignorance.

China is 'dumping' steel on America - bring it on -poor people need more cheap imports not less. You cannot compete pathetic America? Try reducing your labour costs,remove all the job retarding regulations,the restrictive Labour practices,slash taxes. Duh. No,they will not do that because Trump is a statist thru and thru and an economic nationalist.

So called Communist China is more capitalist than America now. Conjure with that one. Liberals like to present it as communist because they can then attribute wealth creation to communism and then argue for it here at home but no one who understands the basic principles of the market could possible assert that what China has been up to for the last 3o years is communism. Politically,yes,economically no.

No communist country on earth has ever achieved the economic growth of China nor could it ever. It can achieve Venezuelaisation though.Watch out for the Red mist mentalist Corbyn in this regard.

Where will it all end? Where it always does,with economic collapse across continents,political instability and all its concomitant immiseration.No doubt the idiot president will be hauled back in line at some point before then and he will then be off on some other range of the moment tangent wherever his semi vacant lot  of a brain leads him.

Monday, May 28, 2018

CiIvilisation 10 Roman Catholic Church 0

Bravo the Irish, you gave Ireland back to the Irish, destroyed the malignancy of priest craft forever, struck a hopefully deadly blow to Rome and took a brave step into the 21st century.

Now can we have separation of Church and State for Chrissakes? -Disestablishment now. (Amen)

Friday, May 25, 2018

Why you cannot Wing the Presidency

As a perfect illustration of why a presidency by the seat of your pants does not/ cannot,/will never ever work I reference the US North Korea nuclear debacle . It explains why the greatest country that ever existed (for all the reasons I rehearsed below) can end up being played  by an obese psychotic with arrested development, a Marxist numpty ruling over a slave pen.

Hence the representative of the dumbest ideology in the world can run circles round a cynical, amoral, anti intellectual, pragmatist who thinks running off at the mouth and uttering the first banal inane idea that creeps into his faeces packed brain will serve as public policy - which amounts to giving a petulant child the title and role of President of the United States.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Donald Ducks

Wiser counsel prevailed, maybe it was the wise ish introduction of Boulton into the Whitehouse that did it but whatever the case the  No deal is the only sane result. Maybe he will finally get it that you cannot just do deals with anyone, to sit down with evil to negotiate is evil. The only result can ever be the waxing of that evil and the waning of the good, which of course was never that good  or it would have not conceived of the idea of parleying with evil in the first place.

Imagine if a hoodlum came to your door and said he was going to burn down your house and rape your wife and children first if you did not give him an open ended directed debit arranged 500 a week welfare provision. Would you say that sounds like a good deal I will set it up right now? Far fetched, ridiculous? Would you say no human being would ever agree to such outrageous blackmail and intimidation? Then why would you be in favour of a country acting in exactly the same craven suicidal manner towards a psychopathic sociopathic deranged tyrant busily heaping up his nuclear stockpiles with the power to blow up not just your house but the houses and human beings on a whole continent of the greatest, most noble, moral, advanced, richest, free est powerful nation in the whole history of the human race, namely the United States? 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Masters of the Cover Up?

Could it be true that the tin pot guru / fake/ fraud / Roy Masters has been arrested yet again for pulling a gun on a member/s of his family for Chrissakes? It is almost impossible to know as whatever information is on the web is scanty and negligible to say the least. Whether it means that the mafioso like Master's clan are very effective in muzzling the news outlets to cover up this embarrassing saga or whether the US libel laws are more stringent than ours or maybe that he is such an insignificant little nobody in the media scheme of things that his bizarre antics warrant no attention whatsoever or indeed that my interest in his shennanigans is more a reflection of the sad fact that I for a very long time was under the spell of this arrant knave and arch deceiver  I do not know, but whatever the case the events are shrouded in mystery and blank outs. Who is he in dispute with -which sons? If anyone across the pond knows (to be blunt) what's it all about and wants to fill me in on the details I would very much appreciate it, thanks.

Friday, May 18, 2018

See the Booty of the Royal Scam (Take 50)

So it has come upon us yet again, another gaudy display of plundered wealth parading its appropriated lucre in a sickening festivity of self regarding pomp and tawdry meritricious vulgarity. The crowds lining  the streets in forelock tugging fawning sycophancy -empty vassals make most noise - whilst the saner stand back in bemusement tinged with horror and incredulity that this surreal freak show could be taking place at the beginning of the 21st century.

But no it is not a dream and the crime syndicate known as the royal family is strutting its stuff as the global media flocks to the event to relay its mind numbing banality across the world blind it would seem to the blood curdling history of this genocidal outfit that behaved as every bit as barbarically as the taliban do today carrying their royal lineage of blood with seeming pride and unconscionable insouciance.

How do the young royals seek to ingratiate themselves with the brain dead supporters but by becoming the poster boys and girls for political correctness embracing  every modish cause as platforms for their smug virtue signalling self regard.

The only group that is supposedly standing in opposition to this velvet gloved tyranny is a pathetic outfit called Republic whose spokesman on radio 4 yesterday spent the whole interview talking about opinion polls that apparently show the public's lukewarm attitude towards the monarchy as a substitute for pointing out all the reasons why Britain should have dumped the royal family into the dustbin of history at least 500 years ago.No principles,no argument nothing but a discussion of statistics and percentages. O for a Thomas Paine or Christopher Hitchens even to give the royals the kicking they so justly and richly deserve.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Russia, Land of Serfdom

It is no accident that the tribalist collectivist ideology of communism took root in Russia, the most stupid, backward, pre industrial, superstitious, religious,  primitive nation in europe as opposed to where Marx hoped  it would flourish, in advanced semi capitalist countries like Germany or England who may have tolerated the presence of Marx in the British library but who were stoutly resistant and impervious to his obscurantist theories.

The weak and feeble of mind require a strong leader and this is what Russia had for centuries and it seems it still requires re RusPutin ex kgb goon and soviet autocrat with his journalist killing death squads,  poisoning espionage activities ,state controlled media and paranoiac hatred of the free West and cyber space spying.

The non productive Russian gangster state seeks affiliations with similar dictatorial barbaric nations such as Syria and Iran and shares the arabic anti Israel anti semitism. It's only friends are socialist kooks like George Galloway and rabidly mad Max Keiser an anti capitalist anti American RT shill.

It is Russia's primitive superstitious heritage of fundamentalist orthodox Christianity which has set it on its disastrous path which is why it has such affinity with the fundamentalist abrahamic death cult of Islamism and associates with its low life arabic friends abovementioned.


Saturday, May 05, 2018

The Utopian Fallacy

The highly overrated columnist Peter Hitchens has said utopias can only be reached through oceans of blood and you never arrive. The misnomer here is contained in the totally erroneous assumption that the utopia, in this case theoretical Marxism, is utopian in the first place. The idea of forcing people, individuals into a uniformity of outcome regardless of talent,ability,aptitude,effort,competence,level of achievement is about as opposite to utopian as you could possibly get. It is the very definition of dystopia.

Dominic Sandbrook in yesterdays Mail essay on Marx was perpetrating the same canard and another one as well by claiming that such 'utopian' ideas are ok in theory but should be left in the library and the error is attempting to turn it into practice since we all know the fundamental conflict between theory and practice. We know no such thing for the theory/practice clash is yet another misnomer as in principle there is no such conflict. The only time there is is when the theory is removed from reality to begin with such as Marxism but this is not Sandbrook's point. He is claiming the general principle that there is a conflict between theory and practice which alleged dichotomy is not just erroneous but fatal. If something is right in theory it is right in practice.

If you tell people that their ideals may be noble but to put them into practice will lead to the deaths of millions they will plough on as ideals are what drive people and they will go to any lengths to achieve them.But to present morally depraved ideas as ideal is perhaps the greatest crime of all. 

Friday, May 04, 2018

Masters Of Nothing

Mental guru 'Roy Masters' had an even more idiot son David and he used to tell his listeners that you should not be 'outcome based' an idiocy of course got parrot fashion from his father. This is indeed the essence of mysticism and is worth examining.

It's a lie, a contradiction and in reality as opposed to mysticism contradictions do not exist. David Masters only went on the radio to convince his listeners of his argument -outcome based right there. Presumably he thought his ideas were a) worth propagating and b) would help people -more outcome based behaviour.

Would he go on the programme calculating that no one would support it with donations and so therefor the prog would close down -or whether it closed down or stayed open was of no concern to him either way?

Should a man enter business with no concern of making a profit since such concern would be outcome based? To ask the question is to see the lunacy of it yet this is the essence of mysticism and the advice it dispenses to its cretinous credulous followers.

It is no accident that mysticism prevailed in the middle and dark ages -the most horrendous period of barbarity in human history when the irationalism of religion was at its zenith. That some mystics in the 21st century in the light of all that recorded and documented horror should be pedalling the same mental poison is I would posit the very definition of evil itself.


Thursday, May 03, 2018

And Justice For All

Some religious 'thinkers' ie half wits like Peter Hitchens (yet again) claim that God has to exist else there would be no justice with the clear implication that there is no justice in this world. How so? Has he not heard of the courts of law, prisons - to say nothing of the underlying assumption that those who may have succeeded in evading such institutions and appear to have 'got away with it' have clearly done no such thing.

One has only to examine the wretched lives of criminals, the profound absence of self esteem they manifest, the neurotic inner world they exhibit in their behaviour, their wretched relations and interactions with their fellow man, their squalid short term lives of precariousness, random chance and impulse - to say nothing of the insecurity they experience of never knowing when that knock of the door may come when the law catches up with them, to see that such creatures have no sense of well being, no sense of integrity, no peace of mind or sense of achievement and live lives of quiet or raging desperation.

It is the judgement of reality, harsh relentless and ruthlessly logical that punishes man's delinquency in the 'here and now' not some disembodied entity from another dimension in the mythical next life of Hitchens and co's feverish imagination.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Roundabouts or Traffick Lights?

It has been said that roundabouts are capitalist and traffick lights socialist because roundabouts assume that individuals are intelligent to work out when to stop and when to go when to give way and when to drive on whereas traffick lights are socialists because they think drivers are stupid and cannot negotiate their ingress and egress,the interaction is beyond them and the only result without such traffick lights is cars crashing in to one another.

Even when only one car is on the road traffick lights will turn red and you sit there like a lemon waiting for nothing because the bureaucrats who designed the system desire the senseless,the arbitrary -the dictatorial for no other reason that it frustrates and impedes the liberty of its subjects and violates commonsense as socialism is intended to do.

Its the same with: Bicycles or cars? and for similar reasons.  Bicycles are Maoist and cars capitalist which is why there has been an unremitting 20 year war against the car waged by leftist environmentalists and a refashioning of the highways to accommodate the muesli munching virtue signalling (but no other signalling) cyclists.

Bycycles are Maoist, an atavistic slap in the face to modernity which is why virulent anti capitalists like Peter Hitchens (him again) are so in favour of them and take pride in holding up traffick with their obstructive road clogging shennanigans.

Cyclists see themselves as anarchists violating all the highway code and are quite happy to jump lights, ride on the pavement and cause the tax paying motorists grief at every turn. They are pre industrial yahoos who now and again face summary justice under the wheels of a 4by4.

Adams Family Values

One of the fairly common arguments against communism made by some Christians like Peter Hitchens is the idea that the family stands as a bulwark against the State,  pointing out as he repeatedly does how his visits to the then Soviet Russia revealed to him the almost visceral hatred for the family manifested by the Soviet State.

This may seem semi plausible but when closely examined is revealed as fallacious, misleading -deliberately so I would suggest - and totally ill founded.

The family contrary to Hitchens characterisation can embody the most evil and  illiberal of values, indeed it represents the collective principle and is in essence a collectivist construct where many injustices go unseen and uncorrected, where tyranny can rage behind closed doors in an environment of faux domesticity, where individual aspirations can lie crushed, unborn, thwarted, suppressed mocked and destroyed.

The family is a collectivist unit where individualism can be implictlyy or explicity denied discouraged disavowed and forcibly suppressed which one suspects is why the likes of Hitchens as a Christian fundamentalist at heart if not in overt proclamation is so enamoured of it. The self according to him should be collectivised into the manifestation and  encouragement of performances of selfless tasks,  the antithesis of his repeatedly expressed bete noire, 'selfism'.

Does not the sinister term selfism conjure up the Orwellian notion of the crime of 'own life' the audacious desire for personal autonomy?

Now granted in a family unit the children are the recognized wards of the parents who have delimited rights over their upbringing and can be very beneficial vehicles for childhood development  and up to 18 the child should respect his parents if they are worthy of such respect but true individual development and independence  is implicit in the dissolution of the family unit and the individualization of its constituent parts.

The bulwark against communism and collectivism is not the mini collectivism of the family but the defense of individual rights which it seems many Christians find as problematic as the communists who they allegedly  oppose.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Lords Suicide Bid

The Lords have effectively signed their own death warrant by subverting the democratic will of the people as expressed in the Brexit referendum by co opting parliament and derailing it from its purpose of negotiating a withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

The government may not be able to act at the moment as it does not have a majority but the Lords will surely pay for their act of betrayal down the line and have effectively guaranteed their obsolescence and extinction - it is only a matter of time.

The Establishment it is clear will go to any lengths to thwart the democratic decision by the people in, let us not forget, what was the greatest voter turn out in the whole of British history - far greater in magnitude and scale than any general election, period.

As well as being a slap in the face of the electorate who were under the illusion that their representatives were elected to represent their views it has served as a great eye opener in that  it was indeed just that, an illusion, a deception of the greatest order, placing a huge question mark over the very legitimacy of the British democratic system itself which hitherto has justifiably  prided itself on being a beacon and example to the rest of the world  as to how to conduct its affairs of State and  whose sole ambition of  other countries  was to emulate it.

Forget all that now as we look at a constitutional crisis and an uncertain period of political strife and instability.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Daily Mail, End of the Affair

Either I have lurched to the right in recent times or the Mail has lurched to the Left but I find it too much to stomach these days. It's as if it was invaded in the night, all the journalists tied up in the basement and replaced by rabid leftists possessed by pathologically politically correct tendencies.

Hardly a week goes by without the Mail launching a crazed zealous eco driven campaign against some product whether it be plastics bags or posturing indignantly against the latest business takeover bid spearheaded by the economics editor Alex Brummer whose narrow,parochial,chauvinistic economic nationalism and hysteria against foreign companies stealing our economic heritage would not be out of place in the Guardian or Mirror.

When it is not riding these leftist hobby horses it is railing against businesses for not paying enough taxes or campaigning for more taxes on sugar and unhealthy food products like the worst sort of bbc- type  nudging,  nannying, statist do-gooder. And don't even get me started on its nauseating,  fawning unquestioning, servile,  forelock-tugging, sycophancy towards the Monarchy..

Enough already, my near lifelong association with the Mail is at an end or at least until it clears out the Augean stables and pumps some invigorating pro capitalist free market blood into its tired veins.

When is a Monopoly not a Monopoly?

When its a private one. There are no private monopolies,the only monopolies are government State enforced protected ones. Even in a mixed economy with relative freedoms and lots of regulations and restrictions on business and trade monopolies cannot exist as witnessed by the fact that companies that are riding high one decade can suffer irreparable damage the next,whether  by error, lack of innovation, complacency, taking its eye off the ball, to say nothing of the disruptive technological changes that have revolutionized the way consumers purchase products - see the radical churn in the high streets in recent years with large household names going under or being overtaken by upstart new kids on the block - and online.

State monoplies on the other hand are the real deal and like bureaucracies they endure eg the NHS, the BBC, State education system. There is no way anybody can compete with them as they operate outside the market, they are unchalengeable, untouchable; they stand there generation after generation, untouched by the winds of change, solid, stolid, adamantine, monolithic, Stalinist monuments to sloth, sclerosis, complacency, State patronage and corruption.

If the dictatorial illiberal stassi-like CMA were to apply the exact self- same rigorous standards and criteria as to what constitutes a monopoly to the Public sector as it does towards privately owned companies (which it has no business meddling with and interfering in whatsoever) then the NHS, the  BBC, and the State education system  would all have been broken up  into separate parts a long long time ago.

But of course no such thing will happen because the State operates under a grossly hypocritical double standard when it comes to private enterprise and 'monopolies', a sort of political schizophrenia overtakes it, a  double book keeping which reduced to Orwellian terms would be: Public Monopoly  Good, Private Monopoly Evil.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Icke the Gift that keeps on Giving

Having watched a few of his excruciatingly tedious videos lately a few last comments on the absurd character Mr Icke. The sheer banality of his political views,the standard left wing conspiracy theories trotted out with their clunking predictability peppered with hackneyed phrases and words such as regime change,weapons of mass destruction lies,neocons, yada yada ad nauseam but most telling of all the recurring word in most of the recordings watched so far: Perception.

The hapless Joe Public is forever having his 'perceptions' monkeyed with and that word is appropriate because as Mr Icke  thinks humans being live on a soley perceptual level of conciousness they are reduced therfor to nothing but animals in some Pavlovian game beyond their ken.The conceptual level of conciousness is clearly completely beyond Icke's grasp and we are all just brainless dolts subject to flickering images on a screen who cannot think objectively beyond the cognitive level of a 2rd old who has yet to form his first concept.

What else is left to such a tribalistic perceptual conciousness than the utterance of New Age mystical burblings from the beyond.

Intellectuals

I have almost exclusively been interested in words and ideas rather than people and everyday life. From the first novels I encountered at 15 I became entranced by the written word.Here were people,novelists who by dint of their imagination had managed to escape the fate of the average human, not for them the workaday life of the factory or shop,having to rub shoulders on a daily basis with the great unwashed masses,the vulgar hoi poloi , not for them to suffer the insolence of office, no, thy had created an independent world peopled with strange characters, full of surreal events and adventure,totally immersed in the realm of ideas, so naturally  from then on I could not contemplate going to work in an office or factory myself, ekeing out a mundane existence.

In his book Intellectuals the historian Paul Johnson discusses how Marx who became famous for writing about work, economics and factory life, never once set foot in a factory himself but got his financial supporter Engels to go traipsing round factories doing his research whilst he Marx sat in the British Library all his life writing his practically unreadable tracts.

Was it the remotenes of Marx's life, his complete isolation from the common man that made his theories of communism and socialism when put into practice so disastrous and calamitious,killing hundreds of millions and producing oceans of blood?

I wondered this when thinking of Ayn Rand and recalling that in her biography Barbara Brandon claimed that Rand admitted to her that she was an ivory tower intellectual and whether or not this story is accurate it is undoubtedly the case that Rand was was another impractical intellectual theorist who spent her working life in solitude as writers must,never mixing on a 9 to 5 basis with real people,who when she did attempt to work as a waitress before she became a writer was a complete failure and was sacked on the first day,who could not learn to drive so impractical was she but who yet created a whole fantastic world and brilliant philosophy of Objectivism which has yet not born any fruit whatsoever outside the drawing room in the political arena with Objectivist forever saying that it is too early yet.

Of course I am not comparing the two abovementioned writers as Rand was clearly a genius and I am sure her 'dry as dust philosophy' as it was called rather unfairly in a Daily Mail article a decade ago  can no doubt can be traced  back to practical concretes but rather to say all those who live by their intellect do not live as the average person does, subject as they are to the coarseness of every day life.

Maybe this is the root of the traihson de clerics - treason of the intellectuals phenomena (see my post on the Postmodernists), intellectuals are generally speaking a weird bunch. Try listening to Jordan Peterson on faith versus mysticism to know what real casuistry sounds like -or the even more ridiculous David Icke who lives in his own autistic parallel universe, admittedly notwithstanding  his essentially philistine anti conceptual anti intellectualism.

The British and indeed Americans have been praised in some quarters for their anti intellectualism and although there is a grain of truth in this and seeing how insane most public intellectual have been and continue to be such suspicion of the intellect is justified, it is however the only tool we have to make sense of the universe and the only alternative is mysticism and its concomitant barbarism.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Should the UK ban RT?

I am of course a libertarian who believes in a free market of the airwaves but in times of conflict when acts of aggression have been committed by a foreign power in this case Russia with its chemical attack in Salisbury it would surely be appropriate for the Sovietised Kremlin State broadcaster RT to be given its marching orders.

The station spews out an unbroken vomit of disinformation,distorions and  anti Western,virulently anti Israel propaganda  claiming the Salisbury attack was fictional and it uses stooges and lickspittles like George Galloway and Mad Max Keiser to push its anti freedom agendas.

Until  relationsare normalised between the UK and Russia which seems hard to imagine happening any time soon as the sick bear has gone back to its Soviet vomit then it seems reasonable to take this course of action particularly as scores of Soviet like diplomat/spies have been expelled and to allow RT to propagate its falsehoods unchecked seems inconsistent at best and cowardly at worst.

Of course the UK would be on more consistent ground if it dealt with its own State broadcaster which churns out endless pro Brussels,pro monarchy,pro Left propaganda -the BBC but Rome was not sacked in a day.

How the West was Won -and Lost?

For centuries religion and un reason ruled,millions were enslaved and died. Then advocates of reason came along,religion was vanquished,science emerged,freedom,prosperity,the enlightenment,reason,the industrial revolution.But not everyone was happy not least some intellectuals the most prominent of whom was the 18th century philosopher Kant who sought to unseat reason from its throne and replace it with discredited faith on the grounds that objective reality is unknowable,reason is flawed ergo embrace faith.

Kant was largely ignored and reason won out but the intellectuals feeling as bereft as the priest class centuries before as their power was taken from them mounted a defence of unreason with the likes of Hegel,Fichte,Schopenhauer,Heidegger -all of the suspects Germans and after over over a century of incubation these toxic views found their unltimate expression in the horrors of the totalitarian nightmares of the 20 th century.

After the hideous outcrop of such irrational intellectual philosophies in the form of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia most of the intellectuals of the Left and Right had to throw in the towel and admit defeat but a hard core rump doubled down on failure and began the Postmodernist Movement started by Kant and Nietzche,denying objective reality,reducing meaning to deconstructing language such as the French intellectuals Derrida and Foucalt,denying reason or meaning, but it could not escape notice that the anti ideologues of this movement all had left wing beliefs which led some to think that Postmodernism was nothing but a figleaf for the collectivist to make yet another assault on the institutions of learning as to bring about their not so hidden statist socialist agendas by other indirect means.

Fast forward 40 years and it could be argued that the Postmodernist movement has found it full expression and fruition in the excrescenes of such pathological manifestations in our universities  as no platforming,gender studies,trigger warnings,micro aggression,censorship and the use of intimidation force and violence to prevent  speakers expressing views contrary to the left statist Marxist feminist orthodoxy.

Where will this battle end -who will prevail? Nostradamuses can apply here...

The State is a Gun

Never mind outright tyrannies like North Korea though -that evil is obvious, let us turn our attention to the free liberal West for a moment. The State is a gun,it represents force and coercion. Behind the soft outward trappings of benign democracy is the gun,is force,is coercion.

No one pays their taxes voluntarily,they are taken by force,without consent with the State acting as the criminal demanding money with menaces. Against everyday common garden criminals there is legal recourse but against the State in its perverted existing criminal manifestation and form man is powerless. Democracy is a smiling face with a gun.A ballot box in one hand and an armalite in the other,such is democracy.

How have we been persuaded that it is other than this,how have we been so easily gulled and hoodwinked? Surely our old friend or adversary religion and specifically the ideology behind it altruism has done its work brilliantly.

'You didn't build that,its not yours,society did it,your selfish,give something back,share,we are all equal,redistribute,egalitarianism,welfare,fairness,tax!

2000 years of altruism has forged the chains man lives in,centuries of lies and distortions,corruptions of logic and reason and here we are manacled man,disarmed obsequious to the State,repeating its propaganda that freedom consists in slavery and individual rights must bow to collective rights and anything to the contrary is hate speech,thought crime to be eliminated by the self or failing that the State.

How to Build a Nuclear Arsenal -(and get away with it)

1. Build a nuclear weapon whilst teing the world you are not building a nuclear weapon

2. Starve your people,turn them into slaves to fund the building of a nuclear weapon

3.Sanctions imposed by foreign countries designed to stop you contribute to mass starvation but you carry on building  your nuclear weapon

4. Dummy trial test your weapons by hurling them hither and thither to intimidate all opponents near and far

5.After years of faux dialogue and faux negotiations with naieve liberal and duped negotiators in the West designed expressly to buy you time to conclude building your nuclear weapon which you have now successfully built  you enter into  negotiations for foreign aid in return for not using your nuclear weapons.

6.Restablish good relations with your immediate neighbour to peel it off from its relations with the West which neighbour will serve as a buffer zone and human shield should the West be foolish enough to attempt a nuclear attack on your country.


 7.The American President hails the negotiations as a huge success and an illustration of the moral superiority and strength of the West.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Arc de Trumphe

From the you couldn't make it up dept comes Statist France's Macron lecturing an American President on the importance of free trade and the dangers of protectionism! Whether Macron's Thatcherite union and employment reforms come to fruition or get crushed under the barricades remains to be seen but his dressing down of Tourettes Trump and his Poujadist tendencies was a poke in the irony indeed.

Of course its not a one way street as Macron sported the mandatory environmentalist badge de honeur and the standard appeasement and collaborationist approach to Iran which Trump seems ready to resist -for the moment as you always have to add with the mercurial president.

Trump's Sinophobia and his economic nationalism is characterised best by his infamous 'China is eating our lunch' whinge as if the pie is of a certain limited size and everyone must get an equal portion. The irony barometer is indeed off the scale when communist China starts lecturing Trump as well on the inadvisability of protectionism....

Icke's Nut bush City Limits

So we have a bit of intellectual slumming on  today's post but sometimes its just too hard to resist. In a current podcast the redoubtable Mr Icke is explaining to the great unwashed unenlightened (that's us folks) that the housing shortage is caused by (this bit's true) the governement but it is the valorous Icke who is going to 'join the dots' for us and 'put it in context' and he shows an extract from a 10 hour talk would you believe -(right up there with Castro Guiness book of record stuff) in which he explains that successive governments have made it impossible for young and no old alike to be homeowners and have driven them into the city so they can be (roll of drums) more easily kept under surveillance with cameras watching and recording their every move 1984 Brave New World style -you get the picture.

It wouldn't have anything to do with government's  decades long environmentalist drive,  planning restrictions to prevent  building,the creation of the infamous Green Belt, or its pernicious socialist 1946 Town and Planning Act and its successive incarnations,regulations,taxes, market distorting socialised housing programmes or that simply people come to towns because that's where the jobs are as we are no longer thankfully, a rural economy. All of that context so beloved of Icke is completely omitted so everything can be squeezed down the idee fixee funnel of his feverish mind to arrive at the predetermined destination of: another conspiracy.

I get the feeling that Mr Icke is a bit of a lefty under all his obscurantist circumlocutions so perhaps he should appreciate that a government which openly declared 70 years ago that it was going to take care of its subjects 'from the cradle to grave' needs to have them under constant surveillance so perhaps he should repudiate the socialist ideology behind Big Brother Statism of which the surveillance State is  a logical and inevitable manifestation.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

'What's the Meaning of Life?'

When people want to appear deep they ask the pseudo profound question 'what's the meaning of life?' the implicit assumption being  that the meaning is out there somewhere,outside of the individual, external and separate from him or her and it has to be searched for and when found internally absorbed.  Furthermore that meaning is from a different supernatural dimension and one has  to divine its will and obediently act out its decrees and that is the meaning of life.

The true meaning of life could not be more opposite than that in that it lies within the individual to determine by his own actions,his chosen trajectory though life in the form of a career,a long term plan and purpose, man being of a self made soul and life,reduced if you will to the rather shop worn cliche and common vernacular, 'life is what you make it'.

Part of that meaning lies in the forming of relationships,aesthetic pursuits etc. Man is tabula rasa at birth and he proceeds to write the story of his life therafter,creating in effect his own actualised self created universe that gives form shape and meaning to his life.

NHS Needs More Money!

The socialist soap opera that is the NHS is sticking to the tired script -it's on the brink of collapse and needs more infusions of tax blood from the British subjects yada yada yada. As its failures become more glaring and intractable the politicians do what they always do namely double down like crack machine addicts and demand yet more taxes to feed the NHS habbit.

We have pet insurance,house insurance,car insurance and every other  insurance all working perfectly well -except health insurance as the NHS being a socialist shibboleth has to operate outside the laws of commonsense and economics because it is an ideological project in age when ironically we are constantly told that ideology is dead and should be avoided like the plague.All ideologies are equal apparently but some ideologies are more equal than others.

Imagine if you had to share your pet insurance with your neighbour and you had a chiahouha and he had a great dane -take it from there - or your house insurance when you had a tiny bungalow and your nieghbour a multi million pound mansion, ditto, or life insurance when you are fit and healthy and your neighbour is dying of cancer, ditto. That ladies and gentlemen is the crackerbarrel logic of the NHS -welcome to the Alice in Wonderland Socialist Project of Healthcare. You need look no further for the cause as to why it it is in a permanent state of crisis and collapse.

Still the politicians just today have announced yet another 5 year Plan or in this case a 12 year one and guess what they have come up with: they need £50 billion more and it has to come through the tax system! A cross party research group has arrived at this amazing conclusion and is expecting a consensus among the major political parties (see my recent post on the consensus tyranny and the collusive racket of One party politics).

The NHS is sick but the ideology behind it is the sickest of all -socialism and altruism and people are dying in the tens of thousands on its ideological altar and all roads lead to Venezuela.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Is Religion an Ideology?

I have heard Islam called an ideology so I suppose it is one, especially allied as it is to politics -there is no separation in Islam and it was only a few centuries ago that Christianity had the same status as a State religion -(and was equally barbaric before it was reformed) and is ergo an ideology as well.

When the essence of Christianity is altruism,self sacrifice, symbolised by the image of Christ on the cross dying supposedly for everyone's sins with the explicit injunction that believers should take up their own personal cross and follow him which is the exact self same philosophy behind all the collectivist ideologies of the 19th and 20th centuries from Nazism -sacrifice for the Fatherland the Aryan race and tribe,Communism -sacrifice for the Motherland,the common good and Socialism sacrifice for the poor,working class,common welfare it is clear that religion and collectivism are ideological peas in a pod -choose your form of sacrifice and self immolation.

So the likes of Jordan Peterson have nowhere to hide when he seeks to disparage the Marxists and co by calling them ideologically possessed when he suffers from the same pathological plight with its same identical philosophical roots -self sacrifice as a moral duty.

4 Pillars of Tyranny

There are 4 institutions that represent a soft tyranny namely the Monarchy, the Lords, the BBC and the Church of England and Britain will not have properly arrived in the 21st century until these archaisms and moribund structures are abolished.

Power has a way of disguising its true nature in order to preserve its tyrannical purchase. In the House of Lords which is a defacto gerontocracy -rule by the decrepid - its outward appearance is one of benign gentlefolk ruminating in their senescence on house of commons business, belying its true nature as a redoubt for unelected octogenarians holding illiberal sway over  democracy.

The Monarchy has cleverly contrived to humanise its true nature using the disgustingly craven and fawning docile media to propagandize its cause with brilliant effect disguising its  tyrannical nature with images of new born babies and faux domesticity.

The Church Of England continued existence makes it much harder to challenge the existential threat of political Islam when England itself has staggeringly enough not yet effected a separation of Church and State further enabling those who still have not got over the Reformation from averring that Britain is a nominally Christian country even though the the statistics of dwindling church goers totally belies the assertion.

The BBC prides itself on its putative public service but it is one that is delivered at the point of a gun as those who refuse to support it through the state imposed licence - a tax by any other name - end up in jail.

When these 4 Pillars of Soft Tyranny are toppled we can start to address the remaining institutional excrescences that stand between this nation and the bright sunny uplands of liberty

Welcome to the One Party State

Whether  the vagaries of the first past the post electoral system or the very nature of the mixed economy  lends itself to consensus politics which precludes any radical departures from the statist quo is unclear but it is undoubtedly true that we now effectively live in a One Party State!

The tyranny of consensus rules,the death of adversarial politics is the result which means the destruction of democracy itself. I do not have any truck with conspiracy theories normally but am prepared to make an exception here where I say there appears to be a consensus conspiracy in which all parties are now one party and are engaged in faux wars of the narcissism of small differences.

Ultimately however these are essentially issues of process and would not be insuperable if a radical change in the intellectual culture took place. This would lead to the death of Labour and Tory parties which is long overdue and can only take place after a philosophical revolutiona rather than an infrastructural one.




Tuesday, April 24, 2018

How is David Icke a Thing?

Judging by the stadium venues Icke can command he certainly has a sizeable and loyal following and I think it would be instructive to explore why that is and what the Ickean phenomena says about our culture and the state of public thinking today - or possibly the lack therof.

If the general public were treated to a rigorous training in basic logic and reason and taught how to think rather than what to think such bizarre characters, mountebanks and out and out charlatans such as David Icke would never see the light of day and would have to conduct their public talks inside a telephone box which ironically enough is preisely how it was when he started out on his career of weird.Then something happened and he was filling ;arge stadia.

It would be equally instructive to work out why the cultural madness we are witnessing in the last few years with universities losing the plot completely and instead of being places of learning and enquiry  becoming hotbeds of neo Maoist cultural revolution where intolerance and censorship are the default positions with the active connivance of lecturers and administration alike -why this has happened now or maybe it was in a long period of incubation and has now burst forth in all its horrific toxic excrescence. A country rots from the head down and it is a long time in the gestation.

A basic grasp of logic as I say would send Icke packing along with the rest of the new age fraudsters and conspiracy theorists if they can be dignified by that word.

A simple example will suffice. In a recent youtube podcast Icke opines that he has become the victim of a smear campaign regarding his putative anti semitism.The fact that his idee fixee appears to be the malign global influence of Zionism,secret bankers and the Rothschilds and how Israel is practically behind every ill in the world he conveniently disengenuously ommits to mention.

How does he deal with such accusations? It goes something like this. As human beings we are made up of atoms and mere flecks of dust so it follows that black and white, semite and ergo antisemite cannot possibly exist because human beings do not exist,skin colour does not exist -indeed individuals do not exist as single entities but are all part of the collective conciousness 'with different experiences'.

If this is so David Icke does not exist and nor does his pet hates such as Zionism either because if concretes and percepts like human skin does not exist then their subsequent conceptual constructs eg race and Zionsim cannot either since they are dependent as concepts on their antecedent derivatives,concretes which according to him do not exist.Ergo he is a walking talking contradiction.

BBC and the Monarchy

At first glance one would expect the BBC to be antagonistic or at least skeptical towards  the British monarchy being as the former is - despite its routine  and vehement protestations - broadly, comprehensively and consistently leftish in its preoccupations. But when  examined it is obvious why the BBC should be so uncritical and supine towards the anachronistic moribund and corrupt monarchy -they have these very things in common after all.

Monarchy is a gun pointed at the heads of the British people -they are forced to finance it on pain of inprisonment if they refuse and so too is the BBC financially sustained -don't pay your licence you go to jail. Both institutions rely on the threat of  State force and coercion to maintain their existence hence the BBC's superficially anomalous indulgence towards this fossilized monstrosity and throwback to another epoch.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Which is Legitimate - Islamaphobia or Judeophobia?

It seems morally justifiable to be Islamaphobic because of Islam's appalling human rights record huh, its barbaric behaviour wherever it gets a foothold in the world and its all round toxicity and immorality.

Judeophobia on the other hand is totally irrational as last time I checked there are no Jews blowing themselves up across the world and their only ambition is to own a tiny pathetic strip of land no bigger than Wales to call home and are not causing havoc and mayhem across the world wherever they lay their hats or turbans.

Judeophobia seems to be motivated by that ugliest of, emotions envy, correctly identified by Rand as hatred of the good for being the good. Israel is resented for its virtues,for standing up for itself. It was only loved particularly by the Left for a brief period of time when it was the underdog and driven by its millions to death in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany.

Fear of Islam on the other hand is justified and appropriate as it is expressly designed to bring fear to the unbelievers and be merciless towards them and its barbaric behaviour throughout its whole wretched and misbegotten existence has been to strike fear in its detractors and spread terror across the whole world - something jews have never done or would never aspire to do.

The only reason to reject Islamaphobia as a term which of course is expressly designed to silence all dissent against its toxic nostrums and half baked Bible-plagiarized drivel is because a phobia is an irrational fear and there is nothing irrational whatsoever in fearing such a monstrous inhuman religious ideology as Islam.


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Silly Billy 2

In the aforementioned debate with Bragg and Luke Johnson entrepreneurial son of the famous historian Paul Johnson Luke was very apologetic about 'capitalism' (otherwise correctly known as the mixed economy#) justifying the 2008 corporate bailout by the state and thereby handing his argument to Bragg who said the money should have gone to British consumers. To be a consistent and thereby credible defender of 'capitalism'#  one has to be against both forms of welfare -corporate and individual or one has lost the argument before one has begun.

Johnson correctly and repeatedly pointed out to the bovine Bragg that far from being underregulated the economy and business is highly-regulated already to which the socialist Bragg replied it needs to be more.

Now for the rich and well heeled like Bragg it is fine to clamour for yet more regulation because they are largely immune to its deleterious and calamitous effects namely price rises that hit the poor who the likes of Bragg are forever ironically purporting to represent.

Big business tends to favour more and more regulations because it can more easily absorb the costs and it effectively protects them from would-be competitors seeking to enter the field who are prevented by the prohibitive costs and it can always pass on the those costs in higher prices anyway. So every new regulation is another burden on business and potential price rise to those least able to pay but the main purpose of calling for such regulations is the old left motivation of virtue signalling and another darker psychological motivation namely unearned liberal guilt.

Many in the entertainment business are lefties because they feel guilty for their wealth and seek to expiate themselves by making a noise about the need for higher taxes and more regulations. If they think they can get away with it they will often seek to shelter their wealth in circuituitous tax avoidance schemes and every now and again they are exposed in the 'right wing press' -names such as Russel Brand, Bono head and Alan Carr to name just a few of the more prominent suspects.

Far from needing more regulation the economy and business should be 100% deregulated and a private banking system allowed to grow up which means privatising the Bank of England and having a complete separation of economy and state so the latter can no longer print money,corrupt the currency and go on spending splurges which has taken the country to the brink of  bankruptcy.

The Labour government of 1945 nationalised the Bank of England so it could pay for the Welfare State and thus began the moral and economic decline of the nation with government as a printing press for funny money . Unlike the non state ponzi schemes that always eventually collapse, the State just cranks up the printing press for another orgy of spending. No one ever goes to jail.

The only reason ridiculous characters such as Bragg proliferate is because their alleged opponents such as Luke Johnson are invariably apologists for the mixed economy, crony capitalism with bailouts for corporations -statists of the right who obviously cannot stand up to statists of the left like Bragg because they are so compromised in their position so they come across as weak,pathetic and on the defensive and amoral characters like Bragg get away with it and manage to claim the moral high ground which by rights they have absolutely no claim to whatsoever.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Silly Billy

Embarrassing in the extreme to listen to the half wit Hill Billy Bragg on r4 Today prog yesterday holding forth in  his excruciating faux cockney accent presuming to lecture the bankers who foolishly opened their doors to him in Thread needle st in an act of masochism and moral cowardice as he laid out his half baked sub marxist juvenile socialist drivel.

No doubt after indulging in this gross act of ideological jerk off he went back to his mansion imbued with a warm glow of self righteous validation.

Perhaps he should reflect on the fact that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eyes of Thread needle st than a rich man to enter the socialist kingdom of heaven. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Why is Jordan Peterson a Thing amongst Some Objectivists?

It is a bit of a mystery this interest in Objectivist circles of the very oddball Peterson with his wild rambling lectures overladen as they are with mysticism and the irrational 20th century psychologist theories to say nothing of his prediliction for Dostoyevsky's nihilism and Nietzche's equally dubious philosophical ideas.

If Peterson wants to example a great debunker of collectivism why not go to the most preminent source Ayn Rand rather than the limited journalistic concrete bound account by Solzhenityn who of course gets Peterson's imprimatur chiefly for his Christian theological beliefs.

Peterson makes no attempt to conceal his own agendas in the lecure hall which is surely a violation of the university principles of non partisan,non doctrinaire educational standards to mention nothing of his highly emotionalist browbeating harranguing style.

But Peterson is studious in his avoidance of Rand refusing to recognise that she represents the only alternative to his false opposing alternatives of nihilistic destructiveness,collectivist ideologies or mysticism.

Amy Peikoff has spent over 4 hours discussing Peterson's ridiculous best seller 12 Rules for Life which consists of nothing but embarrassingly bromidic platitudes and commonplaces such as,stand up straight improve your posture,don't let people take advantage of you,regulate your sleep and eating habits,don't let your children behave in a way that would make other people hate them -a regular Guide Book of Duh.

But worst of all of this is his malevolent view of human existence which flies directly in the face of everything objectivism believes,  the world is a dark forboding Hobsian place controlled by evil supernatural forces,man is a fallen being and the way to confront it is with fortune cookie wisdom.

It is hard to believe that Peikoff needs such kindergarten instructions from Peterson but even if they have some shop soiled value it it does not forgive or justify tolerating his appalling metaphysics any more that a doctor who diagnosed a perfectly healthy man as being riddled with cancer and then advised him to eat healthily and get a good night's sleep should be respected or hailed as a fine physician.

This is not to say that Peikoff and co have not critiqued Peterson merely to question why they have given him any attention and publicity at all seeing that his fundamental philosophy is 360 degrees opposite to Objectivism.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Foreign Policy as Virtue Signalling

In the dead of night,with parliament still in recess Theresa May clinging desperately to the coat tails of  Tourettes Syndrome Trump lets loose the dogs of war on pathetic Syria in an act of craven cowardice. If chemical weapons was the issue they were used on British soil by Russia and the only response by May was empty rhetoric and the pathetic dispelling of a few Russian bureaucrats so the Syrian attack is clearly feel good politics, displacement activity which is fooling nobody and is proof if proof were still needed that May has no judgement whatsoever and operates in a moral and intellectual vacuum driven by pragmatism and cynical amoralism.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Syria De ja vous all over Again

Here we go again, the UK contemplating yet another misbegotten Middle East adventure folly debacle,following the petulant child President into another blundering ill sorted foray into the Arabic morass to nowhere,feel good posturing and virtue signalling.

May bloody well better go to parliament before she dabbles in this madness with France and parliament better send her away with a flea in her ear doubling down on insanity with Einsteinian purblindness as she appears to be.

Get this,our obsession with the use of chemical weapons as if they are uniquely horrific is a dangerous shibboleth we could do well to abandon henceforth.War is about killing people and the methods that are used are irrelevant and to fetishise chemicals is simply windowdressing to excuse yet another foolish intervention.

A sane foreign policy would be to only ever ever engage in hostilities with foreign countries that directly threaten our own people in the UK period. Anything else is self immolation and that ugliest immoral and evil of all motivations: altruism.

A Legend Comes to Whitstable

It was good to see Nigel Farage turn up to Whitstable harbour to support the beleaguered fishermen in their heroic protest against the dark forces of Brussels, their tory cohorts and their cobbled together treasonous transitional sell out.

The usual suspects turned up to protest and rain on the fishermen's parade but they were outgunned and out shouted by the amazing Whitstable crowd and even the vile Julie Wassemer with her megaphone could not drown them out. The latter rentamob of leftist fascists were actually hosed down by a fisherman from his boat to the amusement and applause of the crowd of loyal Brexiters.

Then the coup de grace was the highly symbolic ritualistic burning of the fisherman's boat festtoned with Brussels flags that burned beautifully in the pre twilight evening.Joy was it to be alive...

It was even more delightful to run into the 80's comedian Mark Arden now a local Whitstablean, an otherwise delightful chap in peevish mood it must be said who tried to deny that Farage was a charismatic figure as I put it to him in what I thought was a non confrontational way -knowing full well his Remainer disposition. But he was in no mood to agree even on the bleeding obvious insisting that Farage was a cynical opportunist and  went off muttering to himself.

There were some heated exchanges amongst the interlocutors,highly emotionally charged and the odd scuffle but by and large the event was conducted in good spirits all round.

Henry Bolton the ex Ukip leader who even the party has forgotten already was in the crowd with his 25yr old bit of fluff - who brought him down,an odd couple indeed but such is his characterless non descript appearance he went largely unoticed by the crowd and they cut solitary figures he no doubt reflecting ruefully on his lost 15 minutes of fame as he observed Farage on the fishing boat wallowing in his well deserved attention fame and glory the cynosure of the press and the crowd alike.

Yes the flotilla of hooting honking fishing boats with their loud pink trail of flares thrown up into the evening sky were largely engaged in a futile gesture of impotence and rage, the event heavy on symbolism light on political significance but sometimes such things are needed,a cry of defiance against the tin pot tyrants who would subject them to humiliation and oppression but it is of such symbolism that revolutions are sometimes made.

Meet the New Party.....Same as the Old Parties

The old corrupt political elite are planing to re brand themselves in a new party,a Blair switch project which as I predicted would be the old statism dressed in new garb of centrism. The centre of what exactly? A mad leftist demagogue and a soft socialist tory surprise surprise. False positioning which will fool absolutely nobody.

But hey ho anything that threatens to destroy the Labour party is fine by me as lots of New Labour outcasts will no doubt join the new party and the slavish europhiles like Ken Clark, Heseltine and their lesser satellites,although why would they need to when they run the tory party anyway headed as it is by a Remainer who even to this day cannot bring herself to say how she would vote were a theoretical 2nd referendum take place(we know,Thersa,we know). and 70% of the cabinet are equally treasonous Remainers.

Still it was quite refreshing to hear Blair on r4 Today - in comparison to the mad Marxist who no heads up the party. But this new incarnation of the old will be of course pro Remain and will probably campaign for a 2nd referendum, a transparent Trojan horse that will fall at the first hurdle as all third parties do under the present electoral dispensation.

The Establishment is in desperate need of a makeover, but like a seasoned  raddled whore with a facelift the result will only be an embarrassment to participants and spectators alike -albeit amusing enough I suppose.

Blair made the now common oft repeated and quite absurd  critique of the tory party that it is run and dominated by mad Reese Mogian Leavers. Ah if only....

Monday, April 09, 2018

To Dream the Impossible? Objectivist Dream

Objectivism is a hard sell. A streak of masochism is almost a sine qua non for engaging in such a thankless task. Indeed,as even the head no less of the Ayn Rand Institute himself Yarron Brook frequently opines it is depressing and dispiriting how little headway into the culture objectivism has made.

If someone at the top of ARI is openly lamenting the dire situation of the 21st century state of Objectivism one wonders what future it realistically has. And yet,what's the alternative but a headlong descent into the abyss -one has to persist in making the case but it is Sisyphean labour.

Part of the problem is linguistic.Objectivism is so alien to Western culture it proponents can often seem like they have just beamed down from another planet and it requires an extremely articulate person to convey its complex challenging revolutionary concepts requiring as it does almost the adoption of a new  language as so many redefinitions are needed.

Try for instance  telling people that selfishness is good when thousands of years of conditioning have dinned into them its inherent evil. Good luck with that one.Who is going to criticise motherhood and apple pie.

Where on earth do you begin? As most people are not taught to think in principles or at all come to that and have been through an educational system of cognitive assault and battery,indoctrination,almost brainwashing into the altruist statist dogma one would have to get to someone extremely early before such damage is done in order to stand any chance of having a salutary influence.

A culture can get so corrupted it can reach  a critical point of no return  and one wonders indeed whether that stage has not been reached already; certainly  the radical deterioration in the last few few has been breathtaking and staggering to witness - on a veritable exponential level and has taken even the most seasoned objectivists by surprise. Rather as I said than it being too early for Objectivists it has turned to be out much much later than they thought.

Who would have imagined just a few short years ago that a truly terrible figure like Donald Trump would emerge to become president of the most powerful country on earth, or that a far left Bernie Sanders would almost pip Hillary Clinton to the post as head of the Democratic party -or that Jeremy Corbyn would become leader of the Labour party 25 years after Margaret Thatcher had to almost universal acknowledgement kicked socialism into the dustbin of history forever?

Yet here we are in an Alice Wonderland world where 6 impossible things have happened before breakfast and the time that Ojbectivists thought was on their side has been contracted to almost nothing hence the bemusement of Brook and co which is beginning to look like desperation if not outright despair.

The situation is made even more awful by the staggering fact that people who call themselves objectivists have gone over to the dark side, openly defending Trump and his economic nationalism,his insane anti American protectionism and tarriff impositioning.If Objectivists are now behaving irrationally what hope in convincing those unversed in its principles?

It is now looking like a monumental mistake on the part of objectivists finally not to have started making inroads in politics decades ago. When I asked Peikoff years ago of the existence of an objectivist manifesto he replied tersely monosyllalabically in the negative. Such lofty academic detatchment and disdain for the political arena amongst the higher echelons of Objectivism has now come back to bite it and the consequences could alas, prove to be fatal. 

Friday, April 06, 2018

Alt Left Statism or Alt Right Statism?

Labour statism or Tory statism? The hung parliament tells its own story: there is no essential difference between the parties. The real political spectrum would be Tory and Labour statism v capitalism but as there is no party representing capitalism we are in effectively a one party state.

The standard Objectivist line has always been its too early in the culture for Objectivism but looking at the political and cultural landscape it would be more accurate to say its too late for Objectivism, game over.

Someone once said a communist is a socialist in a hurry. It is also undoubtedly true that a socialist is a Christian in a hurry. Without Christianity there would never have been a socialist and communist movement. Many Christians abandoned the faith and switched to socialism but the core socialist values of altruism and self sacrifice were lifted directly from Christianity so much so that they even framed their socialist programmes in religious terms referring to the welfare state as the New Jerusalem.

So a capitalist party would have to be prepared to jettison the whole Western Christian ethic- tradition of altruism and self sacrifice which strangely enough should not be that difficult as most people in the UK abandoned their religious faith generations ago but they have retained its altruist essence in their political outlook and it is this deep profoundly embedded,cellular,psychological visceral secular christian ethic that the statists from both Left and Right and right play on so skillfully so that whatever party rules the statist song remains the same and the creeping authoritarianism proceeds apace.

Those wishing to fight  socialism have to understand that they are not fighting a 2oo year old ideology but a 2ooo year old ideology of Christian altruism and will have to go right into the beast's lair to root it out.




Thursday, February 22, 2018

Jordan Peterson Called Out (again)

Jordan Peterson absurdly claims that to commit to study or apprenticeship represents a sacrifice on the part of the student as they have to forgo the immediate pleasure of the moment,carousing every night and generally living it up in order to get their life changing degree that will set them on the path to wide expansions of experience, a livelehood and the broadening of their horizons in being able to start a family and to have a good life. So where is the sacrifice in that? Blank out.

A sacrifice as Peterson  must surely know is the forgoing of a greater value for a lesser one. As the student knows that a degree or apprenticeship will lead to a much better life and job experience to study is no sacrifice at all but a mere deferment of pleasure in order the reap the great rewards of so doing. If the student thought for one minute that giving up all the pleasures of the moment for study would reap him no rewards at all or rewards so meagre that they were not worth putting pleasure on hold they would not enter into any such study in the first place.

So why would Peterson introduce the completely fallacious concept of sacrifice into a dynamic where clearly no sacrifice is taking place? Surely it is all part of his concealed religious agenda where at the root of all religions,at their very heart lies the notion of sacrifice -show me the religion and I will show you human sacrifices aplenty.

Next we have the problem of psychology,a pseudo science which no amount of pedigreed professors can dignify with their academic jargon.To be generous it could be argued that psychology is a nascent science but that would be stretching it and the father of psychology Freud himself has long been exposed as an academic fraud with flawed and corrupt methodology who was quite prepared to falsify the facts to further his agendas.The other psychologist Peterson is forever invoking is the even more dubious character of Jung an and out and out mystic and surely deserving of the mantle of the father and prime progenitor of New Age  religion.

Thirdly we have the problem of what I call Peterson's inverted anthromorphism. The proper study of man is man -not animals yet the professor is forever claiming that to understand human beings we need to study babboons or other such animals and he indeed refers to human beings as animals. He is obsessed with domination hierachies extrapolating from chimpanzees to humans somehow forgetting  that mankind went through a revolutionary process known as the enlightenment where barbarism was replaced with the rule of law and reason  governing man's affairs rather than brute force and tyranny. Trade replaced the blade as man's means of survival.

It is absurd to claim that a man who has studied and is industrious and so becomes a ceo of a large organization is dominating others like a babboon in a monkey colony and to seek to conflate those two things is anything but an innocent error on the part of the professor but rather a willful intent to reduce the sophisticated exchanges of human beings to the level of the primeval jungle.

Where is free will in Peterson's dystopic universe where humans are reduced to bundles and collections of genetically biologically determined reflexes and the world is populated by mythic demons and dark malevolent forces? And what student would run up stratospherically high debts to imbibe his toxic confection of discursive fictional ramblings masquerading as science?

Monday, February 12, 2018

Ben Shapiro, Intellectual Pipsqueak - (or Why the Right Hates and Fears Ayn Rand as much as the Left does)

It must be very humiliating being Mrs Ben Shapiro to know that,as he confessed to his legions of Youtube followers  he considers his continued relationship as her husband a chore and an act of charity for if as he made clear in a recent interview he followed his true desires he would be driving around in a Corvette and pursuing younger female models. Because he is a God fearing man he instead makes the supreme sacrifice of staying with her and dealing with domestic chores such as crap-covered diapered babies in the early hours.

God tells him to stay with his wife and as the good altruist he is he puts up with it.

Ayn Rand is fine re capitalism but when it comes to human relationships Objectivism does not cut it because it is not altruistic he goes on to say.

This is further proof if proof were needed that the rights strugles to understand Rand every bit as much as the Left does because as I have pointed out ad nauseam and this is just another tedious illustration of it, the Right is fundamentally altruistic because of its religious foundations.

An associate of mine claims that the Right should be as united as the Left but if that means people such as me should not point out when the Right is being as statist as the Left but should just shut up and support it because at least it is not Left I say hell no as a statist be it Left or Right is a statist and does not get a free pass from me,sorry.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Jordan Peterson: Return of the The Age of Endarkenment

When religion was under siege in the enlightenment Kant saved it from extinction with his anfractious philosophical circumlocutions setting in train the hideoous ratiocinations of lesser Kantians from Schopenhaur Kierkergard Nietzche and the fruitcake company of Post Modernists to the present day no platforming anti free speech multiculturalist quasi fascist political correctness crowd.

Now they have a new champion in Jordan Peterson the youtube poster boy of alienated males  who ostensibly opposed to them is reintroducing a whole new dark age revival under the guise of a psychological analysis of mythical archetypes with a plethora of Jungisms and sociological tropes thrown in for good measure.

A full-on defense and promotion of religion faith and mysticism would not get too far in an age where only 5% of British people even go to church so a novel approach was required. How to present religion faith and mysticism in an interesting unthreatening non-doctrinal non preachifying way without attracting the ire of the new atheists -how effectively to spread the word by flying under false colours of neutral investigation, in the guise of an objective psychological enquiry into the religious mythos.

Thus it was that Jordan Peterson has achieved the seemingly impossible of almost single handedly bringing religion back from the dead and presenting it as a perfect template for understanding modern times,a valid guide and and aid to navigating the perils of the human existential plight.

Herein lies the rub for the very notion that Peterson propounds -that man is born into an existential dilemna and haunted by malevolence at every turn is nothing but an asertion built on sand, on the shaky shot to pieces and discredited and exploded biblical theory of original sin,the Fall, man as a cursed being wandering around beyond the firmly closed gates of Eden,buffeted by the cold winds of circumstance and biologically conditioned moreover to falter and fail through the matrix of his wretched life unless armed with the super consciousness of self awareness that will set him free which itself is a thinly veiled modernised version of religious redemption and salvation through good works.

Not since Kant himself has someone attempted to revive religious faith through such devious underhanded means and one can only marvel at the genius of the execution,the flair and aplomb involved in the operation - the sheer bare faced audacity of such chicanery.

It is hardly surprising that Jordon Peterson has become the champion of the religious right and the right in general with his anti feminist anti political correctness left positioning but those who believe in the smaller limited state should be extremely wary indeed of his solution to our present day ills if it leads straight back into the dark age mysticism from which the human race has only in such recent history so triumphantly and comprehensively extricated itself.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Dumbass Reshuffle

A government cabinet hired on the criteria of race,ethnicity gender and age is something so profoundly immoral and disturbing that it should be unequivocally condemned. The tired diversity meme was used as justification but as the word is entirely devoid of meaning the only response can be diversity of what? The answer being of course diversity of the non essential meaningless categories of race ethnicity age and gender -the ugly manifestation of the anti conceptual mentality writ large.

It is immoral in the extreme to judge someone by such perceptual criteria as race ethnicity gender and age, let alone apply such empty criteria when hiring them -it is the height of such anti intellectualism and primitive,irrationalism that any political party that behaves in such a way has forfeited the right to any trust or respect of the public and should be treated with the contempt it so richly deserves.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

The Madness of Jordan Peterson

He is a bit of a Youtube phenemonon with a large folowing,very prolific and oftentimes engaging but the social psychologist has a metaphysic and epistemology from hell which frequently manifests itself in mad extreme manifestations of near stream of conciousness psychobabble and gibberish delivered in a manic semi demented fashion quite alarming to behold.

Now this is a problem for the reason that most of his talks are lectures given to a class of young impressionable students and here I think there is a definite breach of academic standards and violation of codes of conduct and ethics for he makes no attempt to present both sides of any issue and  is engaged in naked outright academic activism and tendentiousness.

He majors in Jungian mysticism,forever alluding to archetypes and expressed in pseudo academic intellectual manner designed it would seem to bamboozle his listeners rather than to enlighten them.

Arbitrary unsubstantiated assertions trip from his tongue with rapid fire alacrity making it hard for the untutored mind to detect the logical flaws,apriori leaps of reason false assumptions and bizarre conclusions arrived at all at breakneck speed.

Peterson makes much of his contempt for the post modernist movement which is ironic since most of his conclusions are congruent with it and he is fond of name checking some of the worst suspects of that movement such as Nietzche who prefigured it and Piaget whose ambition we are told was to reconcile faith and science which is telling for Peterson's whole schtick appears to be just that a convoluted pretzelogical foray into circle squaring neatly disguised as an examination of mythical archetypes drawing heavily on biblical stories as templated for the human existential dilemna.

There is much dishonesty in this,much disengenuousness and when confronted directly with the question do you believe in God Peterson is unable to answer it prefering evasion instead,  declaring that such a question is designed to pigeonhole him.

There is much that is good and beneficial for the viewer in many of his videos not least his ability to instruct the lost and damaged bringing them back to individual responsibily and it is undoubtedly the case that his psychologicial insights and observations can at times be mesmerisingly brilliant and elucidating, liberating many young people from the spiral of depression,negative thoughts and destructive behaviours that can potentially ruin lives and blight aspirations and for this he is to be unreservedly commended.

Oh but the metaphysics and epistemology  are simply appalling! The biological determinism,the denial of free will implicit in his harping on the subcultural norms of ancient non civilisations,his drawing on the lives of semi barbarian peoples of the middle and dark ages and further back still -as if such monsters could possibly be a template for understanding modern man in any way shape or form - simply preposterous.

What of any value can possible be learned from such pre renaissance,enlightenment pro reason and scientific cultures,why dwell on their subhuman behaviours as if anything could possibly be extrapolated from them to shape and inform and throw any light whatoever on the modern mind with its sophistication and adherence for the most part, to reason and logic over mysticism and brute force? Blank-out.

The question is why go to such elaborate lengths to dwell on the pre renaissance cultures to emphasise the nihilistic Nietzchean view of the human dilemna and then attempt to transcend and negate  it all with positive thinking,self help inspirational talks? The setting up of a straw man followed by a Dale Carnegie pep talk -all very odd bizarre and contradictory.