Radio 4 Today Programme
An irritating start to the day. I awoke late. Usually, I switch off my radio once the BBC World Service, and Radio 4 Farming Today, is finished for the day, so that I do not have to hear the Today Programme and its annoying mixture of official propaganda, harshly hectoring female presenter tones and Jewish-Zionist bias. It has become unlistenable.
Today I missed, and left the radio on. The result was that I woke up to find being interviewed, the part-Jew barrister, Jolyon Maugham Q.C. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolyon_Maugham].
It may be that my readers on this blog will already be familiar with Maugham via his prolific tweeting, his pro-EU stance etc. He makes a great deal of money practising in the field of tax law.
In my view, his tweets tend to show a smug and self-important persona, but that is just my opinion.
Maugham is now also notorious for having killed a fox.
I had assumed that the killing occurred at the converted Sussex windmill where he lives when not in London.
However, the BBC and some other parts of the msm [see below] reported that the fox was in fact killed at Maugham’s London home; that, though superficially implausible, is in fact quite possible, as the “urban fox” has proliferated.
[above: vulpine interloper at the National Portrait Gallery, London]
[above: urban fox moves around the National Portrait Gallery out of hours]
[above: urban fox misses the last train]
Maugham is no longer facing prosecution by the RSPCA. His Today Programme interview rather exposed him, in my opinion. He, like the good QC that I assume he is, examined the wording of the statute in question, then put a certain complexion on that wording in order to exculpate himself. It might even be argued that his exposition almost invited people to pat him on the back for having complied with the statutory wording!
He must be a good barrister. As to whether he is a good man, well, “the soul of another is a dark wood” (Russian proverb— “чужая душа тёмный лес”). G.K. Chesterton once wrote that “if a man can shoot his grandmother at a distance of a mile, he may be a good shot, but is not necessarily a good man.”
What I found lacking in Maugham’s interview this morning was any expressed sorrow at what the fox suffered. It was all “me me me, I, I, I.” He feels (it seems) no sorrow, no guilt, nothing at what (he seems to be saying) he had to do. In fact, was that so, anyway? He could have telephoned the RSPCA, presumably. He seems to be saying that the law almost insists on someone in his situation doing what he did, and that seems doubtful.
“It is an offence to mutilate, kick, beat, nail or otherwise impale, stab, stone, crush, drown, drag or asphyxiate any wild mammal with intent to inflict unnecessary suffering (Section 1 Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996)” [CPS Guidance]
A grey area, but the wording requires “intent to inflict unnecessary suffering” to ground a charge.
Of course, the law was drafted and passed with country landowners and farmers in mind, rather than London-dwelling barristers keeping chickens in their gardens (which to me seems an extraordinary thing to do anyway, and not a little silly).
It is true to say that foxes, unchecked, do a great deal of damage, and are liable to kill chickens en masse for the hell of it. Answer: protect your chickens properly.
Overall, Maugham seemed to be making himself, not the fox, the “victim”. There seemed to be a good deal of deflection going on.
The very next item on Radio 4 Today was the Chief Pharisee talking about the Purim festival in Judaism, which starts this week, apparently. As can be read in the Wikipedia article below, the Purim festival, like most if not all Jewish religious festivals, is a celebration of Jewish exceptionalism and tribal ethno-nationalism:
A young Jewish woman is introduced to the king of the Persians. Her Jewish identity is concealed. She eventually marries the king, becomes queen (still concealing her Jew identity), takes over the kingdom from within, then, revealing her ethnic identity, has the “anti-Semitic” (anti-Jewish) adviser to the king killed, along with over 75,000 of his family and other enemies of the Jews. The Jews then effectively rule Persia.
The above is what “they” celebrate as a religious festival.
As to Radio 4, the disproportionate Jewish and Zionist influence (and output) has been growing since the 1990s, and that influence is especially apparent on the Today Programme. It is also true of BBC World Service, which has hugely declined in quality since the 1980s. Sad.
A bad joke…
The social security or “welfare” “reforms” of the past decade, “masterminded” by dimwit Iain Dunce Duncan Smith and others, may be a joke, but a bad one, and the results are far from amusing for millions. Duncan Smith and the others have never been properly (or at all) punished for their evil.
Saw Oliver Dowden MP [Con, Hertsmere], now Culture Secretary, on Sky News All Out Politics. Wikipedia describes him as “one of the brightest political strategists”. I wonder who wrote that. He gives the impression of being a bit of a dimwit, if truth be known. He was talking about Coronavirus, surely outside the ambit of his brief (though constitutionally any Secretary of State can fill in for any other).
Dowden may have been chosen to appear because he was in public relations at one time. If that was the reason why he was talking, it did not convince me. This government’s response to Coronavirus seems sluggish and complacent. George Osborne, on Today earlier, seemed to want a far more energetic and urgent response from government.
The “anti-racist” (etc) revolution continues to devours its children:
The migration-invasion continues unabated
Britain continues to be swamped; anyone who imagines that our borders are closed or even guarded is living in cloud-cuckoo land:
Jesus H. Christ! Will you look at this idiot, posing as “Prime Minister”?! Talking simplistic crap to that little fag-end Philip Schofield and the bimbo (whoever she is)…
What kind of bad karma does the UK have, to have an incompetent, stupid poseur like Boris-idiot as supposed head of government at such a time?
If it were not for not wanting the dreary boredom of the thought police at my door (again), I would say straight out what I think should be done with this bastard and his bastard Cabinet of traitors, spies, criminals and nincompoops.
Music for the present sombre mood…