Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Melting Snowflakes

As a nation, Britain is in an accelerating decline, it seems. We have allowed the Left to infiltrate the Institutions and are now reaping the reward of their industry. Crime is unchecked as the Left indoctrinated senior police officers refuse to go beyond social work and the Leftie judges refuse to punish criminals.

However, possibly the most pathetically sad thing in Britain today is the Mills, the Millennials. Brought up through the Leftist propaganda machine that passes as education, the vast majority of them are completely unprepared for life.

Obviously this was what was intended by the Left, simple people are easier to control, more likely to rely on state guidance and control, to gift away their freedom for someone to look after them. But it is devastating at the personal level.

It is truly shocking to see the references to bullying and 'mental health issues' suffered by children subjected to the terrors of exams. The reason they cannot cope with exams is because they haven't been prepared for them, haven't been educated, let alone prepared to stand on their own two feet and make their way in the world.

They feel genuinely oppressed that life at work and living on your own isn't as easy as Mum and Dad looking after you and paying for everything. When exposed to the glare of the world, these snowflakes melt.

If you are ten minutes late for work every day, but you felt you had left enough time for the journey, a snowflake doesn't consider they need to leave ten minutes earlier. They think that they have done enough and the employer should just accept it. It is oppressive of an employer to insist that the snowflake gets in on time.

Everyone else should consider the wellbeing and anxieties of the snowflake, the snowflake has no obligations.

We have allowed evil people to affect and do terrible things to the children of this country. When will we stand up against the casual tyranny the Left imposes? When will we see Corbyn and his thugs for what they are? Whilst the Left has infected the Institutions, this new Labour group are the pus rising to the surface. Time to lance the boil.

Brexit Confusion

Whilst keeping you in the dark and feeding you manure has long been a necessary for those who support the Sovietisation of Europe, it is interesting how much actual confusion there is over a fairly simple concept.

Under the much-ridiculed-as-out-of-date notion of democracy, a very clear majority of the population voted to leave EU dictatorship whilst there was still time. But it seems there may be a majority of MP's who want to stay part of the political gravy train that is the substance of EU politics, probably for highly moral reasons.

And this is what they understand to be democracy; what they want is most important. The people who elected them should have no say. So they are confused.

Then there is the constant wittering about Britain not having a plan for Brexit, when clearly we do. you invoke Article 50 as the official way of letting the autocrats in Brussels know that the UK is leaving their clutches. There is not much we can do beyond that. The EU have to then let us know how we proceed in dealing with them from here. The EU, not us.

For instance; as we have seen over decades the EU is basically a collection of politicians who emulate six year olds, so they say we have to pay tariffs to sell goods to them. We try to talk them out of it and if they won't then a) we sell to other markets and b)impose tariffs on them.

They come out worse in such a scenario but the essence is, it is led by them. It is their game we are leaving.

Then we are told that we are complete idiots, because there is no way we can conclude the 'negotiations' in two years. There are two problems with this statement; 1) it is entirely possible, but it would require the EU to participate and act like grown-ups and 2) the two years mentioned is an EU statement, part of their Article 50. So, they clearly thought two years enough.

It is obvious that the arrogant and probably insane people who run the EU have never planned for anyone getting away from them. Clearly it is the EU that has no plan. That is the problem. Oh and we should know them by their actions. What is the one thing they have been fixated on since our referendum? Money. How much can they screw out of us.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Trump In A China Shop

It is sadly true that Donald Trump pretty much resembles a bull in a china shop when he decides to give his view on something. This is a problem, because, quite often, his instinct for what is right is pretty much spot on.

No-one of a reasonable demeanour would find the ridiculous notion that the colour of a person's skin has anything to do with capability or personality. Obama was an idiot because he is lazy and self-absorbed, not because of his skin.

So, clearly white supremacists are barking up a dead tree. This is not opinion, or current fashion such as gay marriage, this is just a fact. Western culture has been the most successful but the fact that Westerners are white natively, is coincidental, related to place not success.

Those with odious views know they are disliked by pretty much everyone else, so are likely, I would hazard, to strike out and be violent people. It's kind of the way people are. The Left however are very keen on political violence. We see this everywhere, in London, Paris, New York anywhere there is publicity likely. G20 summits, Climate Change gatherings etc.

These people are no less scum than the white supremacist, but absolutely set out to create a violent confrontation that can (and will by the moronic, compliant press) be blamed on the 'Far Right'. To be clear though, this is very much a trick, a sleight of hand. The 'Far Right' are in fact identical to and part of the totalitarian creed that encompasses the Left.

So the violence was really two sets of malign, ignorant and dangerous groups, one who wishes just to get their way within society (white supremacists) and the other wishing to get their way by running society as they see fit (Lefties). Both are detested by the actual Right, which to be the opposite end of the spectrum to them, would be normal, freedom-loving, democratic, liberal people, such as the true Conservatives in the UK (e.g. not Theresa May or David Cameron).

Have we seen, or heard testimony about how the violence started at the white supremacist rally? No we haven't, but we are assured that it was entirely the fault of these 'Far Right' people and Trump not repeating this is an abomination. Or confected rage? It is very likely I feel, given the propensity of the Left to seek violent confrontation, that it was mutual.

That would make Trump's statement correct. When he says that the press can't be trusted to report the facts, he is right; they are not to be trusted. Their interest, as we here see endlessly on the BBC, is to blame him for everything. His name comes up in reports where he can't possibly be involved, but if it's negative, up comes the reference.

There is a phrase that I have never liked , but that seems to fit very well in this kind of situation. The Left have put you in a box regarding what you should see as acceptable, how you should think. Well, try thinking outside the box. The Emperor you know, has no clothes really. And the Left is not your friend.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

UK Police Service - Customer Number 4 Please

I watched an emergency services programme last night, which I find often to be interesting for reasons our social workers, sorry police service didn't intend. Last night was a minor classic; it contained the central ethos of why UK policing is so bad.

This is the event; a shopping centre security guard calls the police as he has observed a shoplifter and is now following him 'at a safe distance'. The call taker confirms what he is telling them. A while later he calls again. The shoplifter is now in Asda and he can see, from outside that he is stealing bottles of spirits.

Again, the call taker is repeating what he is saying as confirmation. He asks if they have someone on the way. No, comes back the answer but they will send someone now and they should be with you 'within the hour'. The call handler then adds 'if you do detain him call again to update us'.

At this point, I would ask you to consider what you would expect to happen at this point. The police, who you not only are trying to rely on to act in support of maintaining law and order, but who in fact have spent many years telling the public to 'leave it to us', are not going to be there any time soon.

You are paid to safeguard the property of the stores and you are watching, for a second time shoplifting taking place, which is, let's be clear not an offence by name, but constitutes theft, which is covered by the Theft Act. A member of the public can detain an individual, but only the police can arrest. The Crown prosecute the crime.

It would seem that a reasonable person, abandoned by the police, but with a paid duty to prevent theft from shops, would intervene and seek to apprehend the shoplifter. The call handler acknowledged this was highly likely by making the comment about 'if you do detain him'.

As the shoplifter left Asda the security man approached him from behind and tried to detain him by putting his arms under the suspects arms to keep his hands away from his pockets (during interview he said he had seen the shoplifter had 'sharps' in his pocket).

They stumbled and fell over together, one of the bottles smashed and the shoplifter received lacerations to his stomach. The next emergency call was from the ambulance crew requesting police attendance as 'there is blood everywhere and we have the helicopter coming and everything'.

After significant intervention on the scene by the doctor and team, the man died. I think a normal, reasonable person would say that what happened was a tragedy, but an unforeseeable accident. Obviously, it needs to be investigated and the security chap interviewed and CCTV footage reviewed. Not quite what happened.

The security man was arrested for manslaughter and held in custody overnight. How many times have we heard of murder suspects absconding whilst on bail? Too often. Presumably, the police service, faced with a law-abiding member of the public felt emboldened to take strong action. He was clearly a flight risk and possibly a danger to the public. In their world.

Much better to have a quiet, compliant individual in custody than the nasty, violent types they have so often. The (older) sergeant who attended the scene, was seen shaking and near tears, but spoke to camera afterwards to say that the young lad (security) probably did the right thing, but 'did he think through the possible outcome - I don't think so.' What!!?

I guess, fully equipped with hindsight he is saying that, in the moments available to him to consider what to do next, the security chap should have done a full risk assessment, considered every possible scenario (including, I would hope that this might have only been the opening move to draw off security, for a gang of heavily armed master criminals to storm the store killing many people until Denzel Washington turns up), and only then acted.

Presumably, for this to work, he would also have had to have shown it to a third party and had it signed off, to prove it was in advance of events. There was one last excellent piece though; is two bottles of spirits worth someone's life? If you see someone steal a piece of meat, should you chase them, when this could happen?

Which fairly exactly misses the point of the reason the police exist. It is a tragedy that a man died, but that was not something anyone could have predicted (else, perhaps, the man might not have committed the theft) and it was based on choices that we all make.

I would also ask you to contrast the twisting and turning and the contortions of reason the police try when they 'kill' someone. No we do not see armed officers arrested and held in custody after shooting someone carrying a chair leg in a carrier bag. We get long and technical descriptions of why his actions seemed (quite correctly!) to the officers as those of an armed man about to 'engage them'.

Rather than the completely normal and to a reasonable person understandable, actions of a startled man with a chair leg in a carrier bag. Amongst all of the hand-wringing and angst over the death, no-one in uniform seemed to suggest that this would have been prevented if the police had attended when first called. Did they not consider the possible outcome of their inaction?

Monday, 14 August 2017

Nuclear Spectator

I like the Spectator magazine, it is a really good read. Generally. Sure much of it conforms to and probably reinforces my own views, but there is other stuff, from the outrageousness (sometimes) of Taki to the small problems of setting up free schools. I can't be bothered with Matthew Parris any more. His inability to grasp the notion of democracy is becoming tedious, as is his certainty that his personal opinion should hold sway over a nation.

He is very unlike a Spectator person I would have thought. I don't mind being convinced by argument and I am not afraid of opposing ideas, but just bleating on about not getting your own way is beyond the pale and makes him unreadable.

But, OMG Jacob Heilbrunn has really ruined the current edition. What editor could allow such patent tripe to be submitted under their cover, as this fatuous drivel on 'Going Nuclear'? I will admit, I had to give up reading it. You don't like Trump Jacob, I got that two paragraphs in, but you persist. And it is not only tedious, it is boring and what is the point of reading your personal opinion if it is not based on facts, but more the screaming of a five year old, stamping their foot as reinforcement?

You assert, as a fact that Trump is threatening nuclear war (which he hasn't) and back it up by saying his statement was eerily similar to Truman threatening Japan after the first atomic bomb was dropped (but it isn't). By quoting Truman you give the lie to your own assertion.

You maintain that Trump saying he would unleash "fire and fury like the world has never seen" was just like Truman saying "It is harnessing the power of the universe. Behind this air attack will follow sea and land forces in such numbers and power as they have not yet seen". Clearly, the latter part, referring to conventional forces is the bit that is similar.

That however, wouldn't fit with the pointless point Jacob is making; that he doesn't like Trump and, basically, Jacob is always right. And probably the only people who voted for Trump were unintelligent, unlike Jacob. He then goes on to suggest Trump is actually promoting his golf Clubs not threatening North Korea.

The man's an idiot. And I don't mean Trump this time. Consider too, that Jacob Heilbrunn gets paid to write! In this case by the Spectator - did no-one read the article before publishing it!?

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

What's Wrong? I'll Tell You

It does say on this blog that it is personal opinion. Good, that's that covered now to press on.

We find ourselves in all sorts of bad places at the moment, kind of forming a single feeling of, well being in a bad place. You know, education doesn't seem to be working, immigration seems a problem but you don't want to sound horrible, hospitals can't cope apparently, politicians are in their own little world, which is not what you imagined they were for and then there's the news.

How can all this be happening? All at once. Well your culpability is that you weren't paying attention. Now, whilst some of it was intended to evade your notice, the glaringly obvious also slipped by. Hello? Tony Blair? Really, you elected him? And then did it again? How many clues do you need? No wonder the actual problem went undetected!

On healthcare; basically a good idea run by the wrong people. The NHS 'free at the point of delivery' is just like any other insurance paid for scheme, but is run by a state bureaucracy. Time and again these are proven to be the worst people to allow to run anything. Soldiers achieve great things on battlefields, doctors and nurses do great things on the front line, but take a step back and the managers, the MOD are a shambles of incompetence, entitlement and waste.

Doctors and nurses are not coming out of this as unmitigated heroes though. Nurses used to do the basic tasks on wards, which were clean, functional and caring places. Now nurses don't receive training, they are educated, to degree level. This new understanding of their own importance means they no longer concern themselves with menial tasks and assistants have had to be hired to do those jobs. Wards are now dirty with poor standards of actual care.

When you go in to hospital, you are an inconvenience, you mess with their numbers. Cost them money. So you are allocated a number and processed through the system, with everyone focussed on maximising the efficiency of the system, to please managers and bureaucrats. You are no longer a patient with an ailment, you are a form, to be processed. You might get what you need quickly enough and you might not.

Complaints of course crop up, but the defence mechanism is continually oiled for this possibility. How dare you criticise doctors and nurses? Whatever went wrong, it will be cuts (if Tories are in power) or swept under the carpet if 'socialists' hold sway.

And there it is, the first mention of socialists. It isn't socialism that is the issue though. This thoroughly acceptable political thought process is not to blame as it hasn't been heard around here for a very long time. No, Marxism is what is at work. Gramsci and the long march through the institutions is at work.

Education is a good example of what is going on and it is of key interest to Marxists of course. You will hear from time to time bleatings about 'unqualified' teachers. This is usually about free schools, a recent introduction. And naturally, hearing that teachers are unqualified instantly makes you think they must be substandard. But do you ask what a qualified teacher is? No, you don't.

A 'qualified' teacher is one that has progressed through a Union run institution where they mainly receive left oriented political indoctrination. It is the reason almost every teacher sings the Red Flag (of communism) when a 'socialist' government is elected. It is why they go on strike and hate 'the Tories' It is why you hear of 'cuts' whether there are any or not.

For the Marxists, a poor education system that promotes left ideology is essential, firstly to help destabilise society, but also, when they win (Marxists deal in inevitabilities) they need a lumpen mass of proles to do the menial work, to do what they are told, to come to rely entirely on the state. And what are our educational establishments churning out? Functionally illiterate snowflakes, unable to discover facts, handle the truth or debate.

The same Marxist approach is happening of course, within the police, all state bureaucracies, the judiciary and not least the media. One particularly powerful weapon they deploy is Political Correctness. This is an immensely useful option as, whenever they don't have an answer, can't engage in debate (i.e. most of the time) they encourage the use of the phrase 'you can't say that'.

Things become unsayable, beyond the pale, not because they actually are, in a fair reasonable society, but because it serves Marxist ideology. You are 'not allowed' to talk about black on black crime, even though it is a very real problem and makes a misery of many lives.

For the Marxists you have to be stupid and believe amazing and ridiculous things. Hence, Corbyn isn't seen as dangerous, a hard core Marxist who would turn Britain into Venezuela in the blink of an eye, but as an alternative politician, in line with British tradition. What Marxists cannot achieve through violent revolution, by encouraging you to 'rise up' and put them in dictatorial power, they will get by other duplicitous means.

Let me show you how a cultural hysteria can be used to achieve ridiculous ends. The goal of Marxists is to overthrow the system that made the countries that adopted it wealthy, capitalism. Because of this success, this ability to enhance lives, capitalism has held Marxism in check. So it has to go. But how to get rid of it?

One way is to get the rich countries to spend all their money. But why would they do that and on what? War would not guarantee a good outcome for Marxists and it provides opportunities for capitalism. No, it had to be something fundamentally useless.

Then they had a brainwave, something that would undermine capitalism and show, most amusingly for them, just how stupid modern societies have become under their incessant, malign influence. They said you had to build weapons to defend against dragons. Or rather they said you had to spend enormous amounts of your wealth on combatting 'Global Warming'. This was your fault naturally, because in becoming wealthy through capitalist endeavour, you had damaged the planet.

So, it became fashionable to feel guilty and completely OK to pay for winds farms and solar panels, which are not actually fit for purpose. Some people got rich but most people were being robbed blind and that was the object. To waste money fighting a chimera. So old people die of cold due to fuel poverty, but that doesn't matter against the great scheme of achieving Marxist Utopia.

Are you stupid though? Is Climate Change or whatever the current vogue name is for the scam, not real? Yes, the climate changes, it always has. But we can't stop it and we are certainly not causing it. Oh and yes, it does seem likely you are stupid, because (for once perhaps) think; why would scientists tell you the science is settled, you are not allowed to debate climate change? The Scientific Method requires constant questioning, constant re-evaluation. It requires proof.

That is why you cannot challenge it. Because it is a tissue of lies. It is why they fiddle the temperature records, why they issue vicious attacks whenever a scientist questions the ideology. It is why there is never a debate on TV, why the BBC endlessly pumps out propaganda to support it. A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

So what is wrong with the world today? Simple. We have for too long not stood up against the creeping, malign undermining of decent, civilised society by dangerous, violent Marxists. Demand that the outcome of the education system is a clearly educated child, not happy Marxist inclined teachers, parroting tired, worthless ideology. Demand that common sense and long held laws and norms are returned.

Stand up for the things that work for you, capitalism and decent, civil society and destroy rampant Marxism. And along the way, we can pick up and make great use of a proper, socialist party in our midst. That would be something we have, perhaps never seen.