Media

Way to kill your profession, dude

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Modern journalists are pretty dumb. That doesn’t really need any more evidence, does it, given all the stupid things they have been saying for years. But they’re even dumber than that. Because by acting as overt political operatives they’ve blown their cover. There were an awful lot of journalists in the past who were fairly […]

Media

‘Roll the dice’ journalism

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A sampling of today’s Guardian headlines: Brexit Britain’s dash for growth will be a disaster for the environment The irrational fear of migrants carries a deadly price for Europe Brexit is bad for Britain’s health, doctors say It’s ‘roll the dice’ journalism. Today Brexit/capitalism/anti-progressivism is bad because… roll the dice… X! Tomorrow Brexit/capitalism/anti-progressivism is bad […]

Commies

Why was Lenin a game-changer?

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Why did everything change after Vladdy Ulyanov? How did he make the world worse even after his immediate impact in the USSR was over? It’s sometimes said that the reason is that he was so utterly ruthless. But history is full of people who were ruthless. Take the Romans. Roman armies would bring back prisoners […]

Arts

Boomerang logic

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The working class insists on the middle-class ‘sharing the wealth’, without most of them realising that this means that the middle-class oversees the sharing of the wealth, which results in an awful lot of it going to the sort of middle-class people that the overseers like, and the feckless poor, and foreigners. There’s very little […]

Commies

The biggest enemy agent of them all

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Philby. Burgess. Maclean. Anthony Blunt. George Blake. John Cairncross. Goronwy Rees. Edith Tudor-Hart. Arthur Wynn. David Floyd. Percy Glading. Bob Stewart. John Symonds. Dave Springhall. Have we uncovered all the British Communist spies and traitors? Hardly. The biggest one of all still operates, sometimes called out, but never disciplined, and now brazenly out in the […]

Politics

Good Heinlein quote

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From Time Enough For Love: “Even so, the problems of a planet with more than a billion people can keep a man busy, especially if his intention is to govern as little as possible – as that means he must keep a sharp eye out and his ear tuned for signs that subordinates are doing […]

Humour

The ‘Fuck Off and Die’ list

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The title explains it all, really. Who should be on it? The following is hardly definitive, but it’s a start. Add who you want in the comments.   THE FUCK OFF AND DIE LIST In no particular order Corbyn’s Labour (obvious, yes, but we can hardly leave them out) May’s Conservatives Hillary, Bernie, and the […]

Politics

Court control

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Following on from my post from yesterday, you may wonder why it is that right-wingers — whether UK Conservatives, US Republicans, or Australian Liberals — are so in thrall to the other side. Why do the Conservatives get bossed about more easily by The Guardian than the views of the shires? Why is it that […]

Politics

Raedwald’s updated ‘Birkenhead Drill’

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Great post from Raedwald yesterday, where he proposes an updated version of the Birkenhead drill, which basically means ‘women and children first’ in a sinking ship, or in a similar emergency. The new list reads as follows: ORDER OF EVACUATION 1. Persons with protected characteristics in the following order – LBGT BAME female – LBGT […]

Commies

Has the pincer movement started?

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I’ve gone on before about how the leftists’ long march through various institutions is giving them a lot of power (see, for example, this piece). Sooner or later we’re going to see a ‘pincer movement’. Or a multiple pincer movement, where the police, the media, the civil service, the Home Office, social media, tame corporations, […]