Sadly, the Jewish lobby had me expelled from Twitter, so I cannot personally enlighten that first tweeter.
It is strange, though, how the Remain whiners, as the first tweeter is (a Jewish woman, and very pro-EU, resident in —as the newspapers are wont to say— “leafy” Wallingford, Oxfordshire—…most Remain whiners seem to be in circumstances not too uncomfortable) are also the “lockdown” and facemask zealots. It must be by reason of a wish for the State or —in the EU case— super-state to lay down strict rules etc. Psychological nexus rather than political nexus.
“I know it has been said before, but it’s worth repeating because Matt Hancock would like you to believe the opposite.
The virus poses little threat to healthy people under 60.
The over-60s should take particular care. They must make their calculations.
As a 68-year-old man who has not been totally written off by his GP, my chances of dying from Covid-19 if I catch it are supposedly about one and a half per cent. Not huge but not negligible.” [Stephen Glover, Daily Mail]
I was interested to hear Rocco Forte of the hotel/catering “empire” on Radio 4 Today. Very much anti the “panicdemic”, and making all the good points: more people dying of other conditions (eg flu) than of “Covid-19”; the lack of peril to almost anyone under 40; the economic damage (his companies are about to lay off thousands of employees) etc. Also, Forte has himself actually had “the virus” (“an unpleasant 3 weeks“, he said) and recovered, despite being 75 years old.
Whatever one’s view of “the virus”, the incompetence of the present UK government and its cronies (eg the well-connected but pathetic careerist bumbler, Dido Harding) is incredible.
Again. Why is Europe, or more accurately, why is the System, tolerating this?
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The more you give (in), the more (((they))) want…#PoundOfFlesh.
Note the dictatorial tone…that’s what happens when you make concessions to “them”.
Labour now has a leader who is basically a System/Jewish lobby doormat. A “Labour Friend of Israel” and married to a Jewish wife (a property lawyer) with whom he is bringing up their children as if fully Jewish.
I notice that, even in the present circumstances, when the government of the UK has been taken over by a ragbag of anti-British globalist incompetents, Labour cannot get ahead of the misnamed “Conservatives” in the opinion polls. Unsurprising, when it scarcely opposes any Government policies…
Jewish lobby tool Ian Austin, the ex-MP, is very odd indeed. As far as I know, he has never explained why he tweeted, a couple of years ago, that hard-core pornography, particularly that involving bestiality, should be decriminalized. Seems a really nasty individual (as well as having been one of the worst expenses cheats in Parliament).
Well, there it is. The Jews (Jew Zionists) have retaken the Labour fortress that is now a ruin, and are wiping out remnants of “old Labour” (socialist Labour) found here and there.
I shed no tears for Corbyn. I have never been a Labour Party supporter, member, or even voter. Corbyn was weak on the “JQ”; opposing Israel, yes, but at the same time weaselling by paying lip-service to the “holocaust” farrago, to Jewish holidays etc. He should have come out fully against the (((Lobby))) and its pernicious influence over politics, culture, migration-invasion, law etc in the UK. Corbyn allowed the Jewish/Zionist lobby to crush him and, with him, what was left of the Labour Party.
This situation might be hopeful for social nationalism. Now that there is in reality —and clearly-seen— one System party, notionally split into “Labour” and “Conservative”, the people can see that only a new movement (not just party, but movement) can lead them against those fake parties of decadence and evil.
The trouble with that is that such a party would be akin to the Labour Party that lost, in 2019, the General Election, and lost it not because any other party was preferred to Labour, but because former Labour voters refused to vote Labour or at all…
The real British people will not vote for an old-style “socialist” party and especially not for one that wants a black-brown/mixed-race Britain. Not in numbers large enough to form a government.
Any new Corbyn party might become a significant force though, in that it would get the votes of many of the ethnic minorities, as well as some of the votes of public service personnel and metro virtue-signallers.
If Corbyn Labour got about 32% of the popular vote at the 2019 General Election (the Conservative Party nearly 44%), then any new Corbyn party would probably get about 15% at best. On a good day, 20%; on a bad day, 10%. Not enough to win very many MPs, in all likelihood, but enough to finish off official Labour under Starmer. Hm…
If, in any general election in the next 4 years, official Labour were to get, say, 20% or 25%, then its cadre of MPs will reduce to double figures.
That says it all…
Incidentally, did I read somewhere that Keir Starmer and his Jewish wife have buy-to-let properties? Not sure.
Remember George Osborne, that nasty little part-Jew who was Chancellor until a few years ago? Remember how his Big Idea was that fracking would be Britain’s bold new frontier, firing up the “Northern Powerhouse” (his other Big Idea)? Well that was then.
Today, the “Northern Powerhouse” is just a political footnote. As for fracking, after being stalled by reason of its environmental effects, it has been killed off by the fall in oil prices. Not only in the UK; USA and Canada too. Today, oil prices fell further: “Brent was trading 3.5 per cent down at $37.74, while WTI stood down 3.6 per cent at $36.05.” [City AM]. Fracking is completely uneconomic below USD $40 (some say $60) a barrel.
As for Osborne, I don’t know what it is about the British, but they always imagine that whatever political careerist or chancer becomes Chancellor of the Exchequer, he is some kind of genius. Then, it was George Osborne, and before him others such as Nigel Lawson and Denis Healey, inter alia. Now it is Indian “clever boy”, Rishi Sunak. (Healey was in fact highly educated and cultured, though basically an enemy; a Bilderberger and globalist).
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“[Critics] were essentially saying that Jews were liars [about “antisemitism” in Labour]“, says Gideon Falter of the malicious “Campaign Against Antisemitism” fake charity. Well, his own evidence in trials, given on oath, has not always been accepted by the criminal or other courts: see, for example, the Rowan Laxton case.
Kay Burley is not really interviewing Gideon Falter; she is facilitating him and his propaganda.
Note the (((typical))) arrogant Zionist triumphalism: Falter tells Labour what must be done…
Had Corbyn and his cohorts come out fully and forcefully against the Jewish-Zionist lobby, it might have been a gamechanger in British politics. As it is, the matter remains unresolved, and the struggle goes on.
The LibDems “stomping” on people? Be careful what you wish for; what goes around comes around…
“Scotsman” by absorption? The SNP is not “national” except in name.
Look at this idiot (below): Roanna Carleton-Taylor, of Derbyshire. Aka “@AntiFashWitch” on Twitter. The leading light of the ludicrously-misnamed “Resisting Hate” troll group.
In the clip below, she is seen talking about how she can engender fear (!) by using the body parts of spiders etc. What a nice individual…a collaborator of self-described “historian” and “journalist” (in fact, a sacked temporary schoolteacher), Mike Stuchbery, now resident in Stuttgart (thanks to the generosity of the German state and those who donate to him): https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/a-few-words-about-mike-stuchbery/
The above woman is also connected with Zionists and their “antifa” dupes in London and Manchester, among other places.
BBC Radio 4 Today Programme drone pushing the “lockdown saves lives” rubbish, when in fact, taken overall, far more will die because of “lockdown”. They will die of everything except Coronavirus.
Looks as if the UK government (ZOG regime) is intent on keeping the “Coronavirus crisis” going as long as possible. In fact, the regime may well be quite content that, in care homes and private homes, the very elderly and unwell are dying “quietly”, out of the public eye. It solves for the regime the care crisis that it itself has created via spending cuts since 2010.
Conspiracy theory? I think not (ask Dominic Cummings and his “weirdos and misfits”).
Therese Coffey “entirely happy” with the Govt’s response to the c19 crisis. #BBCBreakfast UK deaths now 167 per million of population (excluding those who have died outside hospital) Germany deaths now 38 per million.
This government of fools (illegitimate ZOG regime) is lost without its part-Jew public entertainer, Boris-idiot (who apparently has now been tested for Coronavirus and shows no sign of it, oddly, despite his supposedly having been almost dying from it for two weeks; surely he would show “antibodies”? Perhaps either I, or the commentator, more likely, need to understand better the situation, the virus, the testing procedure or the language used.
Looks like I was right to blog about Therese Coffey as a “deadhead MP”!
Either Sky News or the useless “Office of Budget Responsibility” is looking for pie in the sky (Sky?). The near-collapse of the UK economy is already happening in reality, and the Government is now unlikely to finish this nonsense of “lockdown” any time soon, mainly because the Cabinet is now, in the absence of the part-Jew public entertainer Boris-idiot, posing as Prime Minister, akin to a headless chicken.
As for a swift “bouncing back”, where does that idea originate? In the Conservative Party propaganda department? Half of the world is still not functioning economically. By Autumn, the Coronavirus crisis/scare/whatever will be over, presumably, but in Europe (still our main trading area, despite Brexit) demand will be at rock-bottom. The same will be true of the USA/North America, our second most important area.
Domestic demand will be very weak too, in a situation where millions will be unemployed and where the “self-employed” (5 million people) will often be making little money. Pay generally is likely to be low. So from where does the “bounce-back” come?
Perhaps what is meant is that there will be a huge fall in activity, but then followed by an increase on that low figure.
NEW OBR will publish noon today illustrative scenarios on pandemic hit to UK GDP/deficit… we reported last week internally Gov looking at bigger end of Q2 hit ranging from independent forecasts of -7.5% to -24% GDP -average -14% -no precedent since 1921 https://t.co/ClDw86Z444
Causation is easily demonstrated with seat-belts. Also, you cannot, if you examine all countries' experience of covid-19 outbreaks, identify any consistent correlation between *any* state action and the level of deaths, let alone causation. @veritasherehttps://t.co/k6jNo2m9qr
How have I moved them? Why should I do so? My argument has remained the same from the start. The government's actions are damaging, threaten lives, freedom and prosperity and are not proportionate to the problem.This is still the case. @raulmurryhttps://t.co/q8FxoMgFWd
People want to believe what they're told @jwdlewis. Fear's a great unifier, and tends to make those who are afraid more trusting towards, and reliant upon, power. Govt and much of the media released this force and now, like the Sorcerer's Apprentice, they can't control it. https://t.co/mdMRAOlwLc
A kind word about me on Twitter. Rare, now that Twitter has been ethnically and politically “cleansed” by the Jew-Zionist element and its malicious and concerted campaign of “complaints” and “reports”…
(the tweeters below are discussing the self-publicizing solicitor, now an Israeli citizen, and who calls himself “Mark Lewis Lawyer”)
Oh yes, especially after the disciplinary action against him, well detailed in Ian Millard's blog. I am probably not of the correct ethnic category to expect his help.
Incidentally, I still see people tweeting the 2016 report about me in the Independent. The report was one-sided but at least partly-accurate. I disliked as much, or more, the accompanying headless photograph, presented as if me, but which was of some other barrister.
I do not smoke, have never been a cigarette smoker, and had far better shoes than the barrister in that Independent photo! The Independent also seemed ignorant of the fact that “to practise law” is written thus, and not “to practice law”, which is only the correct usage in the USA. A small but telling point, symptomatic of the crashing standards in the terminally-sick UK Press (Lugenpresse; Judenpresse…).
I had a pleasing spike in blog hits yesterday: 435 views from 286 individual visitors. Far above the usual range.
The madness gets madder (something I keep thinking impossible, and then am proven wrong…)
Or This Transwoman showering in the communal facilities with your 12 year old daughter after a swim? Maybe trying to date your Lesbian sister? Telling her she’s a nasty little Transphobe if she can’t come to terms with this Transwoman’s ‘female penis.’https://t.co/3xqHmZONth
I do not blame “Bootstrap Cook”, aka Jack Monroe, for using the unpleasant “Mark Lewis Lawyer” in her libel case against the commentator, Katie Hopkins, and it worked out for the Bootstrap Cook, though as a one-time practising barrister I can say with absolute certainty that a precocious child could have won that case against Katie Hopkins, who was evidently either badly-advised or not advised (I do not know whether she was “her own lawyer”, which is usually a mistake).
I have to say that, of the few of her recipes seen by me via her Twitter profile, I have not been enthusiastic about many, but I admit that I have never actually made (or tasted) any of them (they may well be pleasant in actuality). However, I think that this person is performing a public service.
We see in Britain how many people are living on peanuts (sometimes literally), the result of Britain’s economic and social decline combined with —mostly— Conservative Party government policies which have made tough times worse for so many, while the wealthy and very wealthy have thrived in the past 10-20 years especially. Anything that helps people both to survive, and survive without unnecessary pain, must be good.
Many people in the UK cook little, and eat far too many takeways etc, which may be not only unhealthy if taken in excess, but relatively expensive if indulged in frequently. That becomes even more true for those on very low incomes. Often one sees TV reports about people living on pennies getting Chinese takeaways, Indian curry, or fish and chips, and spending their little money on that. Fish and chips ?£5-£10 per head, an Indian or Chinese even more; the Indian place, in a nearby town, and that I use occasionally for takeaway (it’s also a restaurant), is very good but works out at about £15 a head.
I do not forget that sometimes people living in a poor way need something that just briefly seems to make life worth living, even if it is not the most healthy option. George Orwell wrote about that in one of his essays.
I am not merely opining de haut en bas here. I have been down there a few times… especially in — and for several months— 1998, when I had to learn to live in London on plain rice, one piece of fruit per day, bits and pieces (I even ate fruit abandoned by traders at street markets and left in empty boxes by the stalls!).
I had to be “creative” with the Underground (I expect that their technology would defeat me these days) and otherwise had to walk everywhere, trudging morosely past places formerly frequented as a customer, such as Julie’s restaurant in Holland Park, Raoul’s cafe in Little Venice (where I had formerly breakfasted daily in the early/mid 1990s) and other places barred to me by lack of cash such as the once-lovely River Room at the Savoy Hotel (I believe much changed since those days), where I always ate and drank the same thing: “Atlantic Platter” of fish and shellfish, washed down by pretty much the best Chablis I ever had.
[above: The River Room at the Savoy. Actually not looking completely different to how it was c.1994, if memory serves, but the tables are ugly square things now; they used to have beautiful big round tables, even for two people; also, there is a less opulent look somehow, the tables now without full heavy white tablecloths]
Silver lining: I lost rather a lot of weight on my enforced diet with enforced exercise; in fact everyone told me how well I was looking!
“Shocking footage shows a man brandishing a stick after being confronted by a furious local after he ignored the coronavirus lockdown to go camping in Wales. The video was posted on social media after the camper was confronted by a group of locals who asked him to leave the site at Llyn Cowlyd near Trefriw on Saturday.”
“The daughter of the 60-year-old in the footage told North Wales Live : “My dad was with the owner of the land and all they did was ask them to leave and said that the police were on their way.”
“Then the man threatened to hit my dad in the head with the stick. She added: “When the police arrived, the campers said they were from Hull. The officers were mortified.”
“”They were fined and they traced the number plate to make sure they returned home.”
Her dad added: “It was unbelievable that they travelled all the way from Hull to the top of a mountain to camp when the whole country is on lockdown and the government clearly has instructed everyone to stay home unless necessary.” [Daily Mirror]
Well, for me the lunacy is on the part of those locals. What possible harm in terms of spreading the virus can two people do, camping on a remote mountain? It seems that they left a mess. Well, fine them for that.
It just shows how quickly the masses have internalized the “we are slaves of the State and will do what the government says (even if very silly)” propaganda, given strength by the virus-“fear” aspect…Actually, what is borderline frightening is how easily supposedly rational individuals (as a mass) can be manipulated and controlled.
As for the locals, the story put me in mind, perhaps unfairly, of this:
The shutdown of the economy
Was just looking at the latest companies to actually go into administration. They are unlikely ever to return to active trading. Oasis, Warehouse and Debenhams. About 25,000 employees, currently on furlough, have nowhere to go when the stupid “lockdown” finishes. Their furlough money ends in June.
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Struck by change of tone on major TV news bulletins this evening. ITV leading on unemployment threat, BBC lead critical on care homes (as was C4, and second lead the huge problems facing economy.
My feelings about China are torn: I hate the way the Chinese as a group abuse the natural world and especially the animals. In some ways they are very backward as a people. Also, the sheer numbers are an existential danger not only to Europe but to the whole planet. On the other hand, who could fail to be impressed by a display such as this?
It has always been accepted that, while subjective views of the world mean that reality may differ for different people, there exists, beyond the subjective reality, an objective reality, most of the time at least. Certain things were to be accepted, by all but the insane, as objectively true or real, and other things were regarded as untrue or unreal. Real included measurement of time, age, race, sex, and a million other things. Unreal did not have to be defined but would include direct “untruths” such as two men dressed up as a pantomime horse. These were “two men dressed up as a pantomime horse” (i.e. true), but were not “a horse” (i.e. false, or untrue).
It was never suggested that two men should not dress up as a pantomime horse and pretend to play the part of a horse on stage —or, indeed, in the street—, simply that two men dressed up as a horse are not a horse! That remains true even were the two men to sincerely believe (e.g. if insane) that they really were a horse.
Now it is true that there might be grey areas, particularly as to the future: it was true, in 1902, to say that people could not fly in heavier-than-air machines; by 1904, the same statement was untrue. There are other obvious examples. “Britain has a huge empire.” True in 1914, 1918, 1939 and even in 1945, but today (2018) not true.
Have we now moved (in the “West”, mainly) to a situation where objective reality is taking a back seat? Wishful thinking (eg the middle-aged woman who thinks that she still looks young) has always existed, but now it is sufficient merely to assert your wish for it to be superficially taken as representing fact: the male person or (far more rare) unfortunate freak of birth who “identifies” or “self-identifies” as female. Not only is such a wish-turned-“fact” to be taken seriously today (in, say, the UK) but anyone saying that a man who has had “gender re-assignment” surgery is still not, inreality, a woman, is accused of being “a bigot” uttering “hate speech”.
So it is that feministic women (with whose outlook I myself generally have little in common) and indeed many other women, and who object to women having to share exclusive facilities such as sport changing rooms, bathrooms etc with so-called “trans-women” (which might mean, eg, young girls having to undress and shower alongside middleaged –and even surgically unchanged– men posing as women, in effect), have been labelled “TERFS“, meaning “Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists”; and all because the said “TERFS” are unwilling to accept as true an evident untruth.
In the Netherlands, a man of 69 wants to have his age “reclassified” officially as 49, apparently for reasons of vanity, though it has been suggested (see notes below) that in fact he is making a satirical “propaganda of the deed” attempt. All the same, how telling it is that some dimwits commenting actually support the idea that a citizen should be able simply to choose an age at whim. A moment’s thought can surely show that such an idea must lead to chaos in a developed society! Examples (scarcely necessary, surely? Perhaps they are, in an increasingly mad society…): someone of 50 wants to get the benefits available to pensioners, so “self-identifies” as a 70-y-o. Or someone aged 50 wants to be allowed to join an age-restricted-on-entry organization such as the Army, or the Boy Scouts. It’s all just so ridiculous.
Then we have the whole race question. Sometimes I can do nothing but shake my head at the mentality of those who believe or want to believe that, say, a Chinese born in the London is “English” or at least “British” rather than Chinese, or that a Jew born in Paris is “French”. Even the hardcore multikulti dimwits and maniacs find it hard to go along with the corollary, i.e. that an ethnically English person born in Peking or Calcutta is thereby a “Chinese” or “Indian”! But of course now the individual can “self-identify” anyway, so that we have cases such as the mentally-disturbed (?) and certainly very odd woman who, in the swamps of American politically-correct academia, simply cosmetically changed her appearance to look a little like a light-skinned “African-American”, then built a whole minor academic career on how bad whites are and how oppressed blacks are in the USA; not that there is not at least some truth in that, but that is a big and complex question, not something black and white (no pun intended). She was exposed in the end, mainly because she had claimed to be partly-black and was not. That was a few years ago. Today, I wonder whether her plea that she was simply “self-identifying” would save her from disgrace.
Another case. Barack Obama. Obama’s mother was white (mainly British –English, Welsh, Scottish– and Irish, with some German and Swiss aspects), his father black African. In his days of political prominence, no-one in the msm wanted to think or speak of him other than as “black”, because his superficial articulacy meant that it “proved” that a “black” man could be suitable (as it at first appeared) to be President of the United States. I do not recall one instance of Obama described accurately as “America’s first mixed-race President”, but only as “America’s first black President”…
There is a whole academic milieu in which it is regarded as axiomatic that “race is a social construct”. Such people have effectively lost touch with reality, as have those who have apparently almost convinced themselves that the Romans were black!
It brings to mind the “Russian” Revolution, which was partly-Russian in its first upsurge in Spring 1917, but simply a Jewish Bolshevik coup d’etat in October 1917 (old calendar).
Updated to 2018, we still see in the UK and elsewhere the fiction that the Jew “oligarchs” who “stole Russia” in the early 1990s (Berezovsky, Abramovitch etc) are “Russians”!
In fact, there are numerous other examples of where people, including the highly –superficially– educated prefer implausible unreality to reality. One, widespread in the UK, is that the country (and Europe as a whole) can accept unlimited millions of immigrants without any diminution in employment, pay, State benefits, pensions, road and rail services, school accessibility, NHS service etc etc.
I have thought a little about where this strange and widespread distortion of reality might have originated. There is the shifting of the ground of reality caused by theoretical physics over the past century. Then there is, more concretely, the “black propaganda” of the two world wars: in WW1, the British atrocity stories (Belgian nuns raped, babies stuck on German bayonets, bodies rendered down to make soap etc). Most of those stories were “recycled” more cleverly in WW2, so that, even today, many of the simpler people in the UK still believe that Jews were made into soap, their hair used to stuff Wehrmacht greatcoats (oh, yes, the German Army loved to stuff its cold-weather clothing with unwashed and lice-ridden hair from Jews!), their skin made into lampshades or tanned into leather upholstery for armchairs… and that is before we even get to the fabled “gas chambers” or the Munchausen-like tales of Elie Wiesel, Irene Zisblatt and hundreds of other proven fakes. The cartoon below illustrates well the situation.
The story about the Emperor’s new clothes has become everyday reality in the UK and across the “West”: fail to at least pretend to believe that the “holocaust” narrative is true in all its details and numbers etc, fail to offer lip service to racial “equality” (eg IQ averages etc), fail to agree that a surgically-altered man is a woman, fail to praise the migration-invasion of Europe, fail to believe that Jews are a wonderful benefit to every nation, and you may well be in serious trouble, especially if you have or need a job or profession. You may even (like Alison Chabloz) find yourself convicted and sentenced accordingly.
Another example is the way in which the basically undemocratic and indeed tyrannical EU matrix is supported by and beloved of millions of deluded people (who often think themselves some kind of intellectual elite) and who regard the EU as a liberal bastion, despite its refusal to honour popular voting, despite its mediaeval-style “holocaust” “denial” laws and its other repressions.
No wonder that the msm is not believed, politicians are not believed, “fake news” becomes a major factor.
In any event, there is no doubt that unreality and the worship of falsity is in the ascendant. Lies are exalted and that means that Evil is exalted. This can have but one outcome.
The other week I wrote a column about the spread of batshit post modern gender theory which argues biological sex is a social construct. Lots of pompous woke men who know nothing about this debate, see below, said “yeah literally NO ONE believes that!” https://t.co/tCePWZDyjI
The above does not purport to be a comprehensive listing of all the instances or situations where people prefer comforting lies (unreality) to the more bracing truth (reality). One might cite, though, to provide two connected examples, academic award inflation and UK university degrees. These are important topics.
Originally, England had but one University (Oxford, founded, in origo, 1096). Later, Cambridge (1209) and others were founded: St. Andrew’s (in Scotland, founded 1413) and (in Ireland), Trinity College, Dublin (1592). Further university expansion occurred in later centuries, particularly in the 19thC.
These expansions of university education were all driven by reality, the need to provide better-educated leaders and specialists in government, industry, science etc.
The next great university-education expansion occurred after WW2. The so-called “red brick” universities. Snobs or people concerned about standards (usually the former), such as Kingsley Amis, proclaimed that “more will mean worse”. There is still debate about that, but the old phrase “six of one and half a dozen of another” probably covers it.
Even at that stage, meaning the 1960s, university expansion in the UK was still partly driven by reality, the more complex post-WW2 society needing more people with high or higher levels of education. In fact, standards were still fairly high. Anyone who looks at the old “O” and “A” Level papers (and “S” Levels, a fortiori) from the 1950s and 1960s, even 1970s, then compares them to today’s equivalent papers can see that most UK school exams have, indisputably, become easier over the past 60 years.
The cracks in the university system which started to show in the 1960s widened thereafter. Tony Blair, the fount of so much badness in the UK, finally cracked the whole system open by allowing virtually any institution to call itself a “university” and to issue (mediaeval concept in any case) “degrees”. Now, pretty much any Tom, Dick or Sharon can get a “degree” at “uni” in some such subject as Hotels and Hospitality, Travel and Tourism, Gender Studies, Third World Studies etc. The more traditional subjects have also been dumbed-down hugely, so that about half the students now (since about 1997) “achieve” a “First”, and hardly anyone gets less than an Upper Second. As for getting a Third or a Pass degree, or even failing the exams, well, short of absenteeism or mental breakdown— impossible. Result? Degrees are now almost worthless and you only have to look at some Oxbridge graduates to see that the problem is not confined to those attending the less-prestigious institutions.
Still, most people like the unreality better than reality: students have an easier life and almost all “achieve” high marks, their teachers like the fact that they “achieve” such high numbers of high-achieving students, the institutions like the same, as does government. The statistics look great! Only thing is, this is largely unreality, a mirage.
Update, 23 November 2018
Below, a thread from Twitter which exposes the contemporary madness richly. For some of these lunatics (and I have seen nonsense of this sort on Twitter etc even from an NHS psychiatrist, one who espouses the “race is a social construct” garbage), reality does not exist except as a subjective wish-list. For them, if an African man of 70 wants to be a European woman of 30, then fine, that’s what he —sorry, “she”— is, and anyone dissenting is “guilty” of “hate speech” or “hate thought” (?) and must be punished. Even George Orwell could never have foreseen this!
Another aspect (again, see the thread…and read the whole thread by clicking on one of the tweets below) is that truth alone is not enough for many, but has to appeal to people via a kind of “support the self-styled victims” argument, as in “don’t discuss whether men can just decide that they are women, but discuss whether their doing that makes [real] women victims” (etc).
So if someone doesn't think that these cross-dressing sexual predators are women, that makes them a "raging transphobe"? Do you have any empathy for their victims, or only for the rapists? And is this the kind of "progress" that you want to see in the world?
you’re appealing to biological determinism by deliberately omitting the reams of psych/sociology literature on gender. ‘men cannot become women’ is not a ‘biological fact.’ intersex people exist and gender is constructed.
The depths of the socio-political madness can be gauged by a look at some of the tweets above, such as the one directly above by tweeter [at time of writing called] “AnarchoCatgirl”. In the old joke, if she is interested, I believe that I can offer her London Bridge at a very reasonable price!
In fact, it is interesting that it is mostly the firmest feminists who have bridled at this whole “transpeople” nonsense and reality-distortion. Feminists may not know much (in some cases) but they do know what is a woman and what is not a woman:
A damning article in The Times on the worsening social contagion of transgenderism and the grooming of young people. This crisis has been coming for some time and it’s time the groups advocating the transing of kids answer for it. Suicide figures debunked here also. pic.twitter.com/jLOYeecSKG
Looks as though others are in agreement with me: see this, written in typically-convoluted Jewish-academic style, and from a different ideological direction than my own, but attacking the same sort of madness:
The madness continues. Sometimes I feel that the only way to deal with these and other issues in the UK will be “non-peaceful” somewhere not far down the line. It may or may not be so, but I myself feel it strongly. Does that mean that it is true?
Below: someone called Marc, on Twitter, tries to stand up for truth and logic but is criticized by trans-“woman” Tara Hewitt, a half-crazed creature from the UK North West who, years ago, trolled me on Twitter, and who, supporting Scameron and Osborne’s “austerity” nonsense-economics, wanted to become a “Conservative” MP, despite “her” risibly poor educational level…
More of Tara Hewitt’s nonsense…
Again…thank God this creature never got anywhere politically. She seems to be anti-Conservative Party now. Pass the sour grapes.
Update, 18 March 2019
Update, 21 March 2019
More evidence that the UK police see their role not as traditional police (keeping the public safe, investigating real crime etc) but as being a kind of poundland KGB, “investigating” peoples’s opinions and then going on to repress freedom of expression, even travelling long distances to harass or intimidate people suspected of holding or expressing the “wrong” views about society…
The madness spreads to organizations such the the Girl Guides. Guides, Scouts, other charities (real or fake), you name it, they are all full, at higher levels, of termites who are traitors to society, evil killers of our future, Common Purpose conspirators etc:
"About three years ago, not long after I was first elected, I was contacted by a woman in Leeds, for advice. Her six year old daughter had been verbally attacked and then subjected to a violent outburst by a 17 year old male who had been allowed to join a local girls group as a
helper. This was because he said he identified as a female. What had this child done? She had asked him if he was a boy. And then this six year old girl had been made to stand alone in front of the entire group and apologise to him." https://t.co/pHjYLzx5GX
This is not “a victimless crime”, not merely a debate in an ivory tower. Think about the 6-y-o girl who has been abused and traumatized by some teenage nut because he, said nut, wants to identify as “she”. In the future, the Third Reich will have to be revisited.
.@MForstater's important employment tribunal is happening in UK this week. She's arguing belief that sex can/cannot be changed is philosophical belief, and so protected under Equality Act either way. Today is reading day for judge, whose list includes philosophers such as/ https://t.co/PKZyIA4hdV
Even the academic standing against some of the madness, one Kathleen Stock, is compelled or impelled to defend truth not by saying simply “A is TRUE, B is UNTRUE”, but by entering into long philosophical and sociological exegesis. Telling…
Some of the “trans” people and extreme responses to those tweets are so off the wall that you wonder whether what is required is a psychiatrist or a machine-gun.
Time to recall the old saying “those whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad”. This society is running on empty.
The writer of the piece below was rude to me on Twitter, and applauded my getting expelled from in 2018, so it would be natural to put “the finger” up to him, but the topic is important, even if he himself is a flawed messenger (and I do not recall the exact details— he is not important enough for that):
The madness gets madder (something I had thought impossible, more than once!)
Or This Transwoman showering in the communal facilities with your 12 year old daughter after a swim? Maybe trying to date your Lesbian sister? Telling her she’s a nasty little Transphobe if she can’t come to terms with this Transwoman’s ‘female penis.’https://t.co/3xqHmZONth
“The panel said only views akin to Nazism or totalitarianism were unworthy of protections for rights of freedom of expression and thought..” Seems that the Indian in charge thinks that National Socialism is just too true!