by Ian R Thorpe.
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KEYWORDS: liberal, left, labour, america, libertarian, politics, right, conservative, republican, media, minority, human rights, rights, authoritarian, political correctness, politically correct, progressive, NPR, radio, broadcaster, journalist, muslim, islan, feminists, race, ethnic authority, authoritarian, law
I have to admit that reading the contributions on web forums of people who call themselves liberals these days I am embarrassed to apply the term to myself although I have all my adult life been a classical and have based my political thinking on the works of John Locke, David Hume, Thomas Paine and John Stuart Mill among others. Imagine then my horror at reading the thoughts of people who describe themselves as 'liberals' or 'progressives' and finding suuport for ideas that can only be described as authoritarian.
A few weeks ago the self-obsessed chatterati of America's east and west coast were obsessing about the sacking of a broadcaster unknown to British audiences, Juan Williams, by National Public Radio. This saga would be the usual storm in a teacup whipped up by "progressives" when they find an individual or group high in the "disadvantaged" hierarchy has been insulted and demand a lynching only to find the person responsible for the insult is also part of a minority that is highly placed on the scale of disadvantage except that it seemed to encapsulate all the major points of contention in the political debate in the U.S.A.
Mr Williams is by all accounts an engaging, black liberal broadcaster who has been a pillar of Public Radio’s left-of-centre journalist tradition. In addition to anchoring a daily show he is reported to have appeared regularly as a panellist on Fox News discussions, representing the left-liberal opposition to the channel’s more right wing commentators. Many in the rationalist centre suspect this connection with Fox had something to do with the bizarre vindictiveness (so typical of the irrational hate displayed by the left towards anyone who questions their certainties) with which he was summarily dismissed by his bosses at NPR. Officially, Mr Williams’s sacking offence was to have mentioned that he felt uneasy when he entered an aircraft and saw Muslims in traditional middle eastern dress.
He did not criticize Islam in any way. He did not say all Muslims are potential suicide bombers or limb amputators or wife stoners. Neither did he make any insensitive remarks the religious beliefs of Muslims or the sex life of The Prophet (PBOH). Still, the self righteous leftie goons at National Public Radio felt he had given sufficient cause for his contract (of many years’ standing) to be terminated without notice. Whereupon, Everybody with a public platform from Whoopi Goldberg on the left to Bill O’Reilly on the right, jumped on NPR – whose knowledge of the constitutional right to free speech seemed surprisingly inadequate considering that it is exists by virtue of government subsidy.
Since the incident Fox has offered Mr Williams a $2million contract so though devastated by the sacking, believing that it cast doubt on both his character and the nature of his views, the broadcaster came out of it well.
There is a larger issue to be considered here though, and one that needs to be exposed on both sides of the Atlantic. Though it has been the custom of the left to claim they are the more caring, civilised, fair - minded side of the political spectrum that claim is looking more and more hypocritical. It is the left who try to shut down debate; in the U.S. on the immigration issue, Obama's loonytoons economic policies, The President's parentage, climate change etc. Race is the card they play over and over. The only reason for questioning any of Obama's policy initiatives they claim is because he is black, the only reason for demanding immigration controls is xenophobia, the only reason for questioning climate science is religious prejudice. It is a quite irrational approach of course. Putting it simply for the economic imbeciles who still support Obama, it is very, very foolish to borrow from a loan shark to pay the credit card debt but that in effect is what the administration is doing with quantitative easing. With unemployment running at nearly 10% (and most independent analyses claiming the real figure is several points higher) and with no economic recovery in sight it is extremely foolish to think of open door immigration policies. The country is broke, what do the left find so hard to understand about that? Putting it simply for the climate science worshippers, what is the point of calling yourselves scientists, claiming the science is settled and accusing those who are sceptical of not understanding science when any true scientist would tell you science is never settled.
In Britain we have slightly different versions of the same problems. Under the previous government 'New' Labour, irresponsible financial management and the crazy expansion of the public sector to mask how deep the systemic problems of de-industrialization had bitten into the employment base had left the country with an unsupportable structural deficit. The government simply was not taking in enough in real terms to meet its running costs and pay the public sector wages and benefits bill. with nearly a third of the work force either directly or indirectly employed by various levels of government and a further 12% dependent on benefits that should not surprise anybody.
The wider issue here and one that strikes a chord in Britain: how far should a publicly-funded broadcasting organisation such as NPR or the BBC be permitted to exercise what is nothing less than censorship in the name of what it regards as acceptable opinion and the majority of people regard as politically correct thuggery? Who acts on behalf of the taxpayer or the licence fee payer, to control what can and cannot be uttered over the airwaves? And, to put it bluntly, just how dangerous is the mindlessly smug self-righteousness which can develop in an organisation in which everybody who is hired subscribes to the same leftist certainties?
The Juan Williams saga exposes the hypocrisy at the very heart of all left/liberal/progressive thought. These people are so convinced of their own innate goodness and moral superiority they see nothing illiberal in imposing their prejudices on the whole of society.
Mr Williams is or at least was one of them and as a member of the 'liberal' caucus he was required to subscribe to the whole agenda, thinking, behaving and talking in a certain way. As soon as he went off message to express a personal point of view regarding feelings prompted by Muslims on planes he thrown to the sharks. One NPR executive even said in a press conference that Juan Williams' remarks were between him and his psychiatrist. Right so. That explains it then. Williams was clearly insane, that is the only reason he anybody could possibly disagree with the progressive agenda. I have never understood how people who call themselves liberals find it so impossible to understand that somebody might possibly hold a differnt opinion and disagree with them on any social or economic issue.
America's liberals and the UK's Labour supporters, collectively calling themselves the "progressives" will not appreciate the irony when I recall the time another presenter on NPR said it would be divine justice if Jesse Helms or one of his grandchildren became infected with AIDS. Absolutely nothing was said and no action was taken to reprimand of sanction the person responsible for that. It is also interesting to note that the Juan Williams remarks prompted like 30 - 40 complaints while the Jesse Helms thing gathered over 40,000 complaints ... and yet the progressives are forever wailing and gnashing their teeth about bias on Fox News.
It is blatanly obvious the "progressive" movement in the U.S.A. and Europe is in very deep ideological poo here. For several decades they have been obsessing about the"rights" of minorities and special interest groups while increasingly marginalising members of mainstream society. At first their patronising gaze was focused on the (mainly white) working classes, then on racial equality, women's rights, feminism, gay rights, race again, immigrants and now islamists. But what tangled webs they weave when they try to balance support for every minority group that imagines itself to be disadvantaged.
When the new global capitalism failed the progressives seemed to have the field to themselves. Labour in Britain and the Democrats in America were elected not on their policies or the strength of their candidates but by protest votes against the excesses of the right and their corporate and financial sector supporters. Because of the left's inability to perform the necessary balancing act of keeping the working and middle classes on board while massaging the extremism of their ideological fellow travellers it has all gone wrong for the progressives.
Perhaps it went wrong when the working classes turned out to be more small "c" conservative than they were assumed to be and were then put on punishment detail with the Politically Correct Thought Police issuing edicts and how the non - elite (dare I call them '[the proles'?) could behave and what they could say or think. The higher levels of the oligarchy turned to the next group and began to lavish the taxpayers largesse on ethnic and sexual minorities which was a pretty stupid move as the workers between them commanded a lot more votes.
The rot could also have set in when a large section of women turned round and said "erm... the thing is we're actually quite happy to get married, stay at home and bring up a family, we don't want to be go getting career women and even if we did there are insufficient careers available that pay well enough to make it worth our while after we have paid a nanny or nursery fees." The left are big on facile assumptions but they have always been weak on thinking things through and have absolutely zero understanding of human nature, a fact proved by their naive belie that human nature can be changed through legislation.
Now, through the Mohammedan dichotomy, the left show the world the ideological knots they have tied themselves up in. In the past few weeks two problems has snuck up and whacked them in Britain. First a court presided over by a politically correct judge ruled that a Muslim man cannot be prosecuted for marital rape because in Islam a woman is her husband's property to do with as he wishes. It is only a few short years since, after a long and bitter battle, it was recognised by British law than a man who forced himself on his wife was guilty of rape and yet although that campaign was led by the left here they were demanding exemptions for their Muslim friends.
Another case is rumbling but has not erupted yet. It will when the debate takes place in Parliament about the gay rights movement's call for the law to oblige churches to perform same sex marriages. In this case the campaigners have shot themselves in the foot by noisily demanding the Catholic Church be denied exemption on grounds of their beliefs but tamely accepting the demands for exemption from Muslim groups. A similar error of judgement was made when Catholic adoption agencies were not given exemption on adoption by same sex couples. Under the leftist Labour government that one was push through but it did not do the gay movement any good. People rightly asked "who do these lefties think they are when they usurp to themselves the right to decide the sensibilities of gays and lesbians are more important than the sensibilities of Roman Catholics?" A society that operates one set of laws for one section of the community and a different set for another cannot call itself a democracy.
The progressives have chosen their new best friends badly. Whahbism and Islam in general are totally incompatible with democracy, free speech, civil rights, gay rights, women's rights, religious freedoms and secularity yet each of these has in the past been a previous cause celebre for the left. Inevitably in Britain and the US we have already heard the first whispers of demands that Muslims in our nations should be governed by Sharia law rather than the secular laws of our elected governments. Two nations in one? Two cultures with two legal systems ocupying the same space.
Last year my son experienced a demonstration of why that cannot work. His partner Debbie had been out with her sisters. One lives close to the town centre so they walked to her house together then Debbbie and Nat. called a cab. They had no problem with it's being driven by a Muslim in traditional dress but were understandably frightened when the man offered money for one of them to go to his home with him. Debbie texted Dave and he was waiting outside to meet the cab. When he asked the man why he had insulted the women the driver replied, "Thy are prostitutes, they wear revealing clothes and go out without their husbands or fathers."
So what should David have done according to the Thought Police? Thanked the guy for putting him straight, invited him in and allowed him to do what he liked to Debbie? In the interests of diversity we must let Muzzas rape western women as punishment for our girls' wilfilly immodest behaviour?
Faced with these dilemmas what do the progressives do when a black, Asian, gay or Muslim, journalist or media personality discloses personal feelings on one aspect of Muslim behaviour? They crucify that person. What will they do when islamism comes into conflict with feminism? Tell all those liberated women that if they go out without a male companion or are seen in public with their hair, arms or legs uncovered a taditionalist Muslim will consider them prostitutes and they will only have themselves to blame if they get raped?
So what will happen when the G-BLT community, the black community, religious minorities or disabled people find their needs are in conflict with the thinking of idealogues? They should enjoy their privileged status now because once the progressive movement finds a group is not totally on message and they fall out of favour there is never a way back. To behave in any other way would require the progressives to do the unthinkable and admit they are wrong.
Jew hating Leftie Students Union In New Anti-Semitism Row
Those anti Semites of the The National Union of Students (NUS) are at it again. [ ... ] Hypocrisy and double standards are the stock in trade of the ‘new left’ of course and the anti – Semitism of Labour voters and other younger lefties (University dumbed down airheads who are too historically illiterate to be aware of the role Britain’s Jewish communities played in establishing the Labour Party
US Polling Expert Finds Young Americans Atre 'Terrifyingly Liberal'
Like 'science' the word 'liberal' has become totally misused, those who call themselves now are bigoted, authoritarian and and ill informed. And they do not tolerate those who express opinions differing from theirs. And it seems, the American ones are worse.
White Privilege Now Inculdes The Privilege Of Being Fired For being White
Its should be obvious by now that the politically correct left, insaniac sociopaths that they are, have only one emotion at their disposal; hate. Bizarrely the hatered of these predominantly white, middle class people, while of themselves, is mostly racist in nature but directed at members of their own race.
Sham Marriages To Beat Immigration Laws Are Out Of Control
With main immigration news on being dominated by the Mediterranean boat people crisis and the masses at Calais hoping to stow away in a freight container, we forget that another way of getting somebody into the country is the sham marriage. Numbers involved may be small, but it is another indication of our governments' failure to address the immigration problem.
Electoral Reform in Britain - Is It Time for True Proportional Representation?
After every British election, when around a quarter of voters find the party they voted for is hardly represented in the House Of Commons (In 2015, 8 per cent of the votes equals just 8 of the 650 members, while a party with 13% has just one), people who believe in democracy try to start a debate about reforming the voting system. And as ever, supporters of the two main parties, which benefit most from the current undemocratic system, try to stifle debate.
EU Refugee Quota Scheme Unravels
The European Union (EU) faces many battles, from the one to stop the sigle currency system falling apart as nations like Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal find the costs ofr membership outweigh the benefits, to it's latest, the Mediterranean boat people crisis as more and more people try to cross from North African to Europe illegally, with the help of human tafficking racketeers.
Mediterranean Immigrant Crisis - EU plays politics with lives
The story of the migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean from the coast of north Africa to Italy is a humanitarian crisis. But when the British government offered Royal Navy ships to help with rescue operations and in bringing to justice the ruthless criminals who take exhorbitant feees then put hundreds of lives at risk by herding their clients onto unseaworthy, overloaded boats, European Union officials started to attach political conditions to UK help
Poldark female star: Obsession with topless Aidan Turner is 'sexist and undermines the show'
The latest outburst has come in response to a few tabloid stories of actor Aidan Turner's 'topless' appearances in the BBC television series Poldark. The screeching sisters can't really complain about male chauvinism as it is women who are lusting for Ross Poldark. So the ladies (?) are upset because they can't go topless too.
Free Speech: Reporters Without Borders unblocks access to censored websites
It is surprising in view of what we now know about the collaboration between internet technology corporations and government security agencies that many people still think og the internet as a bastion of freedom. This page shows how easy it is for governments and corporations to censor web content.
Boggart Blog brings you Gogglebox special on the past two days television
The Feminist Witch Hunt That aims To Destroy Ched Evans
Mainstream media may dive for cover or publish appeasing articles saying what very nive people Muslim fundamentalists are, following the massacre of French magazine Charlie Hebdo staff. Boggart Blog, fearless as ever, carries on taking the piss however.
French Goss Mag Outs Gay Politician, Sparks Privacy Row
Gossip magazine Closer has sparked a privacy row in France after it outed a homosexual senior member of France's right - wing National Front party. Closer published photos of the man with his male partner. Politicians and journalists have reacted angrily to whhat they call a gross breach of privacy.
Tony Benn's inheritance tax dodge - another leftie hyocrite exposed
Remember the patron saint of loony lefties, Saint Anthony of Wedgewood - Benn, previously known as Viscount Stansgate? Agreeable sort of bloke, pip smokers, great speaker, utterly daft opinions as one would expect from an aristocrat who is so deluded he thinks he understands the working class?
Ukip takes on free market corporatists: Britain's immigration debate gets interesting
Immigration was the subject of the big debate at UKIP's conference in doncaster today. With the Rotherham paedophile scandal which involved Muslim men in the immigrant community abusing young white girls as open sore in South Yorkshire politics at the moment the topic was long overdue for serious debate. One of the reasons the Rotherham scandal happened was the politically correct left scremed racism whenever issue was raised. Immigrants are not above the law.
The British Jihad, Islamism And The Curse Of Multiculturalism.
As the world recoils in horror at images posted on the internet of an American journalist being cruelly and brutally beheaded by an (allegedly) British terrorist fighting for the extremists of the Islamic State in northern Iraq, we ask is the left wing folly of multiculturalism coming home to roost.
Such Nice People Live On The Left Of The Political Spectrum
Left wing politics, once the politics of freedom, individualism and self - determination has increasingly over the past few decades become the politics of hate, envy, bitterness, hypocrisy and authoritarianism. Left wing politics has now developed a level of intolerance for those who challenge its idiotic assumptions or moral superiority, it appears to be charging headlong towards fascism.
Shock; horror. Human Barbie Doll has her own opinions
The human Barbie girl Valeria Lukyanova has become something of an online phenomenon and is regarded as a sex symbol by many young men of the kind who have more computers than friends. Personally I find her apearance bizarre and about as sexually alluring as cold porridge. Still each to there own, where would we be without diversity of opinion.
How Politically Correct Thinking Leads Into A Moral Maze
Being a leftie can be hard work however, with so many of the causes they must embrace being in direct opposition to other favoured causes, lefties encounter a lot of moral dilemmas. So being a believer in all -isms, the kind of idiot who equates calls for immigration controls with South African Apartheid or Stalinist genocide and is quite sure that equality means members of favoured minorities should be given me the privileged status of an elite class, can get hairy at times.
Diversity' Does Not Mean Quotas. Why Do The Left Have To Rewrite The Dictionary.
One might think, given the amount of screaming and shouting about diversity we hear from the left, they might take a little time to find out what it really means and stop applying their superficial and shallow meaning to it. The left however are hupocrites which is why they can claim to have a monopoly on truth and goodness while embracing the tactics of fascism in silencing opposition. Thus they have no problem reducing 'diversity' to a question of skin colour or sexual preference while insisting only one shade of opinion is acceptable.
Human Rights - A Straitjacket On Liberty.
The Authoritarian Left And The Threat To Personal Liberty
We are in a fight to retain our right to free speech in the face of an onslaught of politically correct tyranny. While a speech Barack Obama made in Cairo is celebrated even though it brought back the spectre of medieval Sharia law to secular Muslims, the word liberal is hajacked by authoritarians who ride the political bandwagon and offer doublespeak, ambiguity and weasel words.. We hear much about equality and being fair but see little of either and no common sense.
Ian reflects on his political position, has he realy moved from near anarchist left to reactionary right on the political spectrum, or have authoritarians hijacked the language of liberal and libertarian philosophy and perverted it to serve a neo fascist, big government agenda?
Ve Haff Vay Of Making You Konform. The Tide Is Turning against the Autoritarian Left
The left's self confidence has had a hint of desperation about it for a long time. From their constant whines about the sexism, racism and homophobia of the working class who happen to be the party's core constituency to the substitution of smearing UKIP for policies in the european Election this is a party of arrested adolescents throwing a hissy fit because people are laughing at them.
Why Do Those On The Political Left Assume They Have A Monopoly On Goodness And Truth
Political philosophy: As politics and society become more binary and polarise so that according to a self sppoined elite there are only two possible points of view on any issue, public debate is stifled and the polarised left and right end up attacking the other's right to free speech. It has nothing to do with liberal democracy
Primary School Teacher Forced Out For Teaching It's OK To Be Gay
The thought police are well and truly embedded in the education system, the legal system, government and public services, everywhere you look in fact. Their dovtrines of multiculturalism and diversity and they sacred cows of human rights ad equality are suppressing freedom of speech and thought. But what do the politically correct thought police do when two of their sacred cows come into conflict ...
As Alec Baldwin Was Slammed For Saying Cocksucker A Left Wing Cocksucker Was Praised For His Hate Speech
How Little Hattie Harperson and he leftie friends fell in love with paedophiliaA look at the fascination with paedophile rights and the sexualisation of children that seems to have a powerrful grip on left wing politicians in the UK's Labour Party and Obama's Democrats in the U.S.A. Trying to pass of the sexualization of childhood as a human rights issue is beneath comtempt.
Stirrer has always condemned hypocrisy, particularly that of the liberal left because they use self righteousness to hide their bullying and hatred of those who hold a different opinion. A recent example of a sexist attack on a right wing female politician by a typical double standard deploying left wing media scumsucker shows why the left cannot be trusted anywhere near power.
Why Do Feminists Hate Good Looking Female Celebrities?
We welcome a new contributor to Greenteeth, American writer Sue B. Sue starts her Greenteeth career by questioning the double standards of the left and feminists in particular to good looking female celebrities who are not "on message." Are attacks aimed at Kathie Lee Gifford= just envy or another example of the hypocrisy of "progressives" as they whine about free speech for those that support the agenda but try to silence conservative and libertarian voices.
How the gay-marriage campaign has unleashed a bureaucratic assault on people's identitiesDo gooders, progressives and bleeding hearts hurl hatred at those who question gay mariage. But these politically correct fools have as usual wallowed in their own self righteousness too long without thinking of the social consequences of this law which will devalue mainstream society to set up the gay community as a precious little elite.
Why The Intellectual Elitie Truly Despise The Lower ClassesHave you noticed that the professional hand wriners of the left have shifted their focus from 'the poor' to minorities. They did not succeed in abolishing poverty so what's going on? Simples. The intellectual left having elected themselves to speak for the poor found the poor were able to speakl for themselves and resented posh pokenoses pontification about matters of which understanding cannot be gained by reading books. This article exposes the hypocrisy of the left ...
Queer Theory" Dominates Government Consultation On Same Sex Marriage
Queer theory is an idea floated by left wing shirt- lifting academics that says if the gay lobby keep pumping their propaganda at us people will eventully believe it is more acceptable to be homosexual than straight. That is the tactic of Nazi propagandist Josef Goebbels. Let the limp writed Nazis be known for what they are. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being homosexual but we just wish they wpould shut the fuck up about it.
Is Criticising Black Gang Culture Racist
In Britain and America the left are always ready with the knee jerk reaction, crying raceism whjenever there is an opportunity. But do the facts justify the hysteria or is there more racism among poor black communities than mainstream society?
The Only Extremists In Mainstream Politics Are Progressive LiberalsWhen the "progressive liberals" of the loony left start accusing the UK Independence Party of being right wing extremists it's time to take a close look at politics and discover who the real swivel eyed extremists are. Eyes left everyone
The Elites Are Making A Virtue Of Intolerance - by Frank Furedi in SpikedLast month, the French Constitutional Council struck a blow for the ideal of a tolerant and open society. It declared that the French government’s new law punishing the denial of the Armenian genocide was unconstitutional and infringed upon the freedom of expression. The council’s summation was accurate. President Sarkozy’s government had ...
Liberal BigotsProgressive liberals, or the progressive left, or Trotskyites as the politically correct core of the Labour, Geen and Lib Dem parties would call themselves are quick to accuse their critics of being intolerant bigots. But take a closer look at the state of politics in Britain and you see it is not conservative, old Labour or classical liberals who are bigots but the neo facsists who want to impose their warped views on us by law. ...
Equal Rights Campaigners Not Christians Are Imposing Their Belief On OthersWhen head of the Euality and Human Rights Commission Trevor Phillips speaks we should termble. This nasty little race hustler is the de facto head of the thought police and sees his job as to stamp on racism, sexism, homophobia and anything else he and his cronies decide they are not going to tolerate. It is all in the name of tolerance of course, or divesity as Phillips would say. But how does telling people what they can and cannot think promote diversity?
At Last The Left's Politically Correct Agenda Is Being Questioned - We Can Discuss Poverty, Race and Single PatenthoodWith Germany's leader Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron both recently declaring multiculturalism dead and many commentators starting to question the Politically Correct orthodoxy on issues like race, sexuality and single parent families are we al last smashing down the barrier that has prevented the sensible policies on many social problems being adopted.
American Concerns About British Muslims
US concerns that the UK was having difficulty containing the threat posed by home-grown extremism have been revealed in new Wikileaks cables. One cable said the British government made "little progress" in engaging with the UK's Muslim community after the 7 July 2005 terror attacks in London.The communication was delivered to Washington from the American embassy in London in August 2006.
Liberal? What Does That Mean?What is a liberal? Is it something to do with the kind of politically correct thinking that obsesses over minority rights while seeking to marginalise mainstream society? Is liberalism an authoritarian system that seeks to impose politically correct left wing ideology on everybody. Or is a liberal, as is argued here, a very respectable political postion whose name has been usurped by people reluctant to acknowledge their inner Nazi.
Halal In HarrowAs America divides politically again over plans to build a Muslim centre with prayer room (its not a Mosque OK) close to the site of the World Trade Centre destroyed in 2001 by Muslim Terrorists, Britain has a few divisions of its own brewing on a smaller scale of course. One involves Muslims and Halal meat in schools, in the other the gay rights lobby, famed for demanding tolerance, are showing no tolerance towards Roman Catholic religious principles.
Our Debt To IslamAn examination of the debt western civilisation owes to Islam.
The Equalities BillThe Equalities Bill, passed by the previous Labour government before they were ejected from power becomes law today. This farrago is typical of the imbecilic mindset of the self righteous hypocrites who style themselves the progressive left. Presented as a law in support of equality in the workplace , in this era of pandemic joblessness and perpetual financial crisis it is nothing but an attack on the businesses that provide the real, wealth producing, revenue generating jobs in the private sector.
Identities On ParadeEvery day we hear stories of the idiocies perpetrated by the Politically Correct Thought Police who in their zeal for being fair to ethnic, gender and sexual minorities only succeed in being unfair to everybody. This story of a Britisht army military tribunral and a case of discrimination against a woman soldier it is hearing reaches unprecedented levels of stupidity even for the Politicall Correct idiots.
Breaking News - Nanny State On Suicide WatchReports are just coming in of a dramatic incident at the Palace of Westminster. It seems a mythical woman has been prevented by fire brigade and police officers from committing suicide by impaling herself on John Redwood's pointed ears.The woman, whose real name is not know but who has previously been referred to by the media as Nanny State became distraught as David Cameron announced a new government policy aimed at dismantling the ..
Liberate Your Civil LibertiesFrom every direction it seems, Labour, the 'people's party' is attacking freedom, personal choice and the ability to act independently. The Conservatives we suspect, while paying lip servive to ideals of liberty and individualism, will do little to revrse Labour's assault of individualism. So whch party will protect our hard won civil rights?
No Real Jobs In The New EconomyGordon Brown's Labour government and the failing Obama administration in the USA, feeling power slipping through their fingers, are trying to lull people into a false sense of security with claims the 'green' and the 'digital' economies will restore prosperity. This as a blatant lie, nobody needs a PhD in economics or Social Science to understand that the "new economy" of green businesses and digital commerce will destroy not create real jobs...
Minimum Wage Folly A Return To Speenhamland?The minimum wage is meant to alleviate poverty and resolve problems with unemployment but as Ian R. Thorpe shows, as with all the cure all, politically correct social engineering wheezes dreamed up by the "progressive left" every time a minimum wage scheme is implemented it achieves the opposite of what is intended...
A Career In Substance MisuseThere are some weird jobs advertised in the government and public sector but a full page in a newspaper recruitment supplement dedicated to careers in substance abuse deminded investigation. Did they mean you get paid for yelling at a lump of lard 'You're a horrible, greasy disgusting substance' or did they mean recreational use of sunstances such as alcohol, pot and speed?
Poverty: Labour Succeeds Where Thatcher Failed.At last, a success New Labour can claim as their own. Under the party's rule over the past twelve years the gap between rich and poor in Britain has gone back to the level of 50 years ago. We get a view from the MP for Rawtenborough since 1832 Hector Gobbett - Broadsides on what this means for unemployment, the revovery and the election prospects of conservative and labour...
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Sleeping With ConservativesCould You Hug A Tory asks a feature in The Guardian some time ago. Several typical Guardian writers describe their feelings of fear and loathing when, purely in the interests of science of course, they hugged prominent members of the Conservative Party. Me? Sex is non political. The last thing I worry about when a woman I fancy smiles at me is her politics
Indian Mosque ControversyMulticulturalism has been a disaster everywhere it has been imposed. There is more than enough evidence to clearly demonstrate that while different races can mingle so long as the culture is broadly the same, different cultures cannot easily and peacefully occupy the same geographical space. As examples we can look at the 5000 year old cultural conflict in Palestine, the 1000 year old Balkan conflicts and the tensions in India between Hindu and Muslim.
Bigoted BritainHugh Muir, a staff writer on The Guardian tells us about his friend Jerome, an 'equalities trainer' whocomplains about the closet bigots he encounters in his job. But are these hard working taxpayers really bigots or are they just white English people angry at the though that people like Jerome with stupid non jobs that carry titles like 'equalities trainer' are eating their tax money?
Case Of Reverse RacismIf a visiting professor at a leading Univerrsity, an eledrly white man, molested and made indecent suggestions to a young female pupil there would be a huge outcry and rightly so. Whatever our politics we should be apalled at such behaviour. Yet when an elderly black man does the same thing the politically correct fringe, the one who scream most loudly about sexism, are falling over themselves to defend and excuse the man. Hypocrisy, double standards or have these idiotic guilt trippers been brainwashed by the racism of hate peddlers like Martin Luther King.
How To Be A BigotGordon Brown's dismissal or a voters concerns about immigration, jobs, crime and government debt as bigoted took the election campaign into a new zone. Now the labour, conservative and liberal democrat leaders can really go for each others throats. Bring it on
Heather Mills On A MissionHeather Mills is back and this time she's on a mission. The ex Mrs McCartney and uber mentalist aims to save the planet, make us all health conscious and defeat the obesity pandemic, all of which is down to meat eating apparently by turning us all into vegetarians
SupermuslimIn an effort to show Muslims are really fun people and Islamic publisher has launched a muslim superhero comic book series. Move over Superman and all the other all American superheroes, Super Muslim has arrived..
The Death Of Free SpeechAs a Labour minister announces right wing shock jock Micael Savage is banned from Britain only a few weeks after a similar ban was imposed on Dutch politician Geert Wilders, The Daily Stirrer asks have Labour declared a wart on free speech?
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The Right To Offend