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Cromwell Had A Point—Part 2

Renowned British historian, David Starkey, currently touring Britain and lecturing on “Henry VIII and the First Brexit”, writes in the Daily Mail on the recent developments in Britain pertaining to Brexit:

The referendum was a very British revolution. And it’s been followed by a very British counter-revolution, which shows every sign of succeeding.
Don’t be deceived by the lack of violence or the comparative good manners of those now seizing control. This is a coup, and what is at stake is the nature and legitimacy of Parliament itself.

His main point is that the historical traditions given to us from the Magna Carta are now disintegrating before our eyes…

It is no exaggeration to say that British democracy, which stands in direct line with Magna Carta, is now unravelling before us.
If today’s self-satisfied MPs and Ministers – I have already described them as a Parliament of Pygmies – have no time for the voters, they have little time for history, either.

The Labour Party, once the voice of the working class and the mighty trade union movement has been coopted by prissy Grauniad-reading dilletantes and the Conservative Party has transmogrified into a shape-shifting Blairite Thing.

The People voted 52 to 48 per cent to leave; an estimated 74 per cent of MPs voted to remain. No representative assembly can sustain such a gulf. Either People or Parliament must give way.
This is not the first time such a thing has happened. Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Communist states were ruled by similarly pampered, out-of-touch and privileged elites who, against all the evidence, claimed to represent the People.

He concludes darkly…

And where will it end? In other very British revolution? Or something nastier? I don’t want to prophesy, good historian that I am, but I fear the worst.

If you read anything today, read Starkey’s article—it’s nuclear.

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Cromwell Had A Point

Oliver Cromwell’s remarks to the Rump Parliament on April 20th, 1653, should be ringing round the halls of Westminster today.

In the Daily Mail, Richard Littlejohn points out that the British people no longer live in a democratic land, and that a rebellion of the political class including the bureaucracy, the media (of course) and the careerists in Parliament itself, has now rendered voting obsolete.

The politicians, who so ardently promised to respect the results of the referendum on leaving the EU, have shown all their cards. They never intended to honour their promises. Their abject surrender to the commissars of the EU has established their lack of character. Indeed, treason is not too strong a word in this case.

In the English Civil War, it was Parliament against the overbearing king who refused to recognize the limits to his powers. Now, it is the political class, the Deep State, the media, and all their accompanying parasites seeking to maintain their power at all costs—even to the extent of destroying the legitimacy of the British state itself.

Now is the time for a new Cromwell to sally forth, fan the flames of liberty, and cleanse the rot from Parliament.

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Decline And Fall?

Civil society in Britain is decaying before our eyes. Knife crime, like gun crime, car crime, brick crime, like all-other-inanimate-objects that commit crimes, is rampant in London and other parts of the UK. As in US cities, this violent crime is overwhelmingly young black males killing other young black males, no doubt compelled to do so by the knives they were carrying. Everybody knows what is going on, but everybody is lying about it.

The endless prattle from the state propaganda organs, the BBC, the Grauniad, the Independent, all the dead tree press, moans about increasing police funding, banning knives, more social workers, anything except actually talking about what the problem really is.

An article in Conservative Woman lays it all out, exposing all the bloviating pundits and newspaper editorialists for the frauds and dissemblers they are. The causes are clear to those who have eyes to see…

…widespread fatherlessness and the weakening of the traditional family as the prime building block of a civilisation; the undermining of adult authority; a society diseased by disrespect; policing weakened if not paralysed by cultural Marxism and long interference by politicians and radical lawyers; weak sentencing; a demoralised welfare culture; rapid social and cultural change brought about by massive immigration from cultures sometimes with values and attitudes at odds with our own; the core Judeo-Christian values of Britain turned upside down from school onwards. …I doubt whether you will hear anything more about any of that from our political and media class.

No kidding.

Not from the political class, but these words are precisely what the British National Party (BNP) has being saying for years—and suffering for it from endless lies of the Fake News media. [Even this article substitutes “from cultures sometimes with values and attitudes at odds with our own” in place of Islam, which it really means.]

But knife crime is the least of it. Remember Rotherham from a few years back?

This, of course, was where the police, Labour Party councilors, social workers, and many other apparatchiks in the state authorities turned a blind eye for over a decade on the appalling Muslim rape gangs in the city of Rotherham. Since then, other cities have reported the same problem, and on it goes, seemingly never-ending.

For years, thousands of white girls were drugged and raped almost in broad daylight. Complaints to the police were brushed aside, and the Labour Council members refused to even talk about it. As parents and residents could get no help from the authorities, they approached the only people willing to talk about these criminals—the BNP. Naturally, the BNP and their leader at the time, Nick Griffin, were excoriated, insulted and lied about in the national media for years. In fact, Nick Griffin was prosecuted twice for “incitement of racial hatred” for just reporting on it and demanding that the authorities act, and, please note, Griffin was twice acquitted at jury trials.

Eventually, the story did break through in the national media through the efforts of the BNP and one or two MPs (who are protected by Parliamentary privilege). Since then, stories have been spilling out of other towns and cities with the same sordid tale.

Here again, the …backgrounds of the suspects and victims have not been made available for publication. Do you wonder why?

Griffin’s prosecution and trial was simply a barometer of the state of thought control in Britain at the time, and the intent of the establishment to suppress the story in its entirety.  When the story did break there was not a single apology from the Fake News media (particularly the BBC) for the years of their cover up, nor were any police officers, politicians, councilors or social workers ever punished, or even held accountable for their actions.

After all, what are the lives of young British girls worth when “vibrant multiculturalism” is at stake?
In a stinging article, conservative philosopher Roger Scruton points out, this is…

…a story of rampant child abuse—ignored and abetted by the police—[is] emerging out of the British town of Rotherham. Until now, its scale and scope would have been inconceivable in a civilized country. Its origins, however, lie in something quite ordinary: what one Labour MP called “not wanting to rock the multicultural community boat.”

This is what the disintegration of the moral fiber of the country has amounted to. Sacrificing children’s lives to the false idol of multiculturalism. The media and the political class should be in sackcloth and ashes, not that they would know what that means.

In his article, Scruton concludes…

And when the truth is expressed at last, nobody is fired, no arrests are made, and the elected Police and Communities Commissioner for Rotherham, although forced to resign from the Labour Party, refuses to resign from his job. After a few weeks all will have been swept under the carpet, and the work of destruction can resume.

Eventually, after much kicking and screaming, an inquiry was held and the results made public.  The results clearly indicate the criminal negligence and degeneracy of the authorities, excusing their inaction and, indeed, cooperation with, the rapist gangs.

There should be some kind of medal for the BNP for sticking with the story for so long—and for sticking it to the leftist political class for once.

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Trashing the INF Treaty—More American Humbug?

The Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty negotiated in 1987 between President Reagan and Soviet President Gorbachev, removed intermediate-range missiles, American cruise missiles and Soviet SS-20s, from Europe. Following the collapse of communism and the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, further steps were taken to reduce tensions in the Budapest Memorandum of 1994 whereby Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan would surrender the Soviet nuclear weapons on their territory to Russian control.

Also, during the 1990s, repeated assurances were given to the Russian Federation that NATO would not engage in a continuous expansion eastwards, extending a military threat right up to the Russian border. NATO, essentially the Americans, have reneged on these commitments numerous times. An article in Der Spiegel is useful here.

When the Yanukovych government was overthrown in Ukraine, by an obvious CIA-inspired and executed plot, Victoria Nuland, the US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, was handing out cookies in Maidan Square to celebrate. Is it any wonder that the Russians were concerned?

The very real possibility existed that a NATO puppet government would take over in Ukraine and possibly the only warm-water port of the Russian Navy would fall to NATO. Further, Crimea has always been part of Russia proper; it was only handed over to the Ukrainian Soviet Republic in 1954 by Khrushchev, allegedly in a drunken stupor at the time. So what “legitimacy” can be claimed for that?

The Russians made the only possible geostrategic decision—retain the port by retaking Crimea. This was a popular move in Russia and in Crimea, particularly as Ukraine has continued to become more chaotic.

Fast forward to the present when the US foreign policy establishment has decided to tear up the INF Treaty.

According to Scott Ritter, a former Marine Corps intelligence officer who served in the former Soviet Union implementing arms control treaties, in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm, and in Iraq overseeing the disarmament of WMD, in an article in The American Conservative (no less)

The United States has a track record of asking nations to prove a negative when it comes to compliance with arms control agreements, and then holding them to account when they fail to do so. The deficit of integrity over U.S. claims against Iraq regarding weapons of mass destruction and Iran and its nuclear program speaks volumes about how corrupt America’s policymaking apparatus has become. Now the United States is making the same mistake again by pulling out of the INF Treaty, which it claims Russia violated.

Further,…

According to the current director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, the intelligence community “assesses Russia has flight-tested, produced, and deployed cruise missiles with a range capability prohibited by the Treaty.” Coats named the system in question as the 9M729. He noted that the Novator design bureau was the responsible agency, and that the 9M729 missile closely resembled other cruise missiles Novator was developing at the time.
According to Coats, “Russia conducted the flight test program in a way that appeared purposefully designed to disguise the true nature of their testing activity as well as the capability of the 9M729 missile.”

In the US claims, there are many things that “appear” or “are probably” something or other with very little to back up the claims. The main claim is the recently developed missile, the 9M729, a ground-launched cruise missile, has a range longer than the 2,500 miles permitted by the INF Treaty.

To cut a long story short (you can read the details in Ritter’s article), the new missile has a propulsion system the same as its predecessor, which operates within the limits of the INF Treaty. Indeed…

…Russia has indicated that it is willing to go further—perhaps removing the missile from its sealed launch canister for a more technical evaluation by U.S. specialists—to reinforce the 9M729’s compliance.
The U.S. has refused to participate in such an exercise.

Acting Deputy Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) Thomas Graham, Jr, in 1994 said,

…“A high degree of confidence is required before the United States will publicly charge another party with violation of an international agreement.”

As Ritter drily points out…

The words of Thomas Graham hang heavy in the air today. There is nothing about America’s case against Russia that meets that standard. Instead, the U.S. seems intent on following in the same path as previous intelligence failures in Iraq and Iran.

Since the fall of communism, the US foreign policy establishment has learned nothing and forgotten nothing. They resemble the fossilized Soviet nomenklatura, hidebound and incapable of change.

Instead of seeking a rapprochement with Russia, welcoming her back into the fold of Western Civilization after suffering under communism for seventy years, uniting in the fight against the real threat to the West—Islam—the US nomenklatura is continuing its fratricidal and myopic foreign policy of incessant war-mongering.

Perhaps President Trump should be seen as the American Gorbachev, struggling to bring some glasnost and perestroika to an establishment desperately in need of some fresh thinking. Trump is Y-u-g-e, but not superman.  He cannot do everything he would like to do; with all the seditious rabble in the Democrat Party offering nothing but hysteria and hatred, it’s quite remarkable what has been done. At least he has been trying to show some common sense about Russia, pretty hard to do when the Fake News media, the Deep State and the chattering classes are all so deluded about the current state of the world.

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The Democrats Go Bonkers

The Ancient Greeks had it all figured out when they said… “Whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.” Nothing has changed since then.

In the US, the rising stars of Bananarama Party include the always-entertaining woman, Ms Alesandrio Occasional-Cortex. The Democrats have been blessed, or rather the Republicans have been, with the most colossally stupid woman ever to attempt to simulate a coherent human, male, female, or other.

The Green New Deal [here] released recently, is the brain-child of every fantasizing leftist who has had one too many hits of the bong pipe in the college dorm. Upon examination, the GND looks like the workings of a Deep-Republican mole planting a limpet mine loaded with absurdity and ridicule under the rotting hull of the Democrat Party. S-h-u-r-r-e-l-y, you say, they can’t be serious?

The preamble contains all the usual blather and outright lies of the left:

Whereas….(1) human activity is the dominant cause of observed
climate change over the past century;
(2) a changing climate is causing sea levels to rise
and an increase in wildfires, severe storms, droughts, and
other extreme weather events that threaten human life,
healthy communities, and critical infrastructure;

…blah, blah, and,

global warming at or above 2 degrees Celsius beyond preindustrialized levels will cause—
(A) mass migration from the regions most affected by climate change;
(B) more than $500,000,000,000 in lost annual economic output in the United States by the year
2100;
(C) wildfires that, by 2050, will annually burn at least twice as much forest area in the western
United States than was typically burned by wildfires in the years preceding 2019;
(D) a loss of more than 99 percent of all coral reefs on Earth;
(E) more than 350,000,000 more people to be exposed globally to deadly heat stress by 2050; and…

…lest you think I am kidding you, read the whole thing.
Be it resolved:

…(1) it is the duty of the Federal Government to
create a Green New Deal—
(A) to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas
emissions through a fair and just transition for
all communities and workers;
(B) to create millions of good, high-wage
jobs and ensure prosperity and economic security for all people of the United States;
(C) to invest in the infrastructure and industry of the United States to sustainably meet the challenges of the 21st century;
(D) to secure for all people of the United States for generations to come—
(i) clean air and water;
(ii) climate and community resiliency;
(iii) healthy food;
(iv) access to nature; and
(v) a sustainable environment; and
(E) to promote justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future, and repairing historic oppression of indigenous communities, communities of color, migrant communities,…

Oh, that’s enough of this drivel. They forgot free unicorns for the kids and pixie dust for energy production.

Apparently, Democrat legislation can consist solely of fatuous, handwaving wishful thinking with no basis in fact and absolutely no credibility in science or engineering. This is La-La land, pure and simple. This is what happens when a 29-year old woman with the intelligence of a three-year old is in control of the Democrats and is worshipped by the media journalists, who, to give credit where credit is due, are at least as ignorant as Ms Occasional-Cortex.

To understand why this Green New Fraud is bunkum from top to bottom, and why the politicians supporting it are frauds, just read “Sustainable Energy—-Without the Hot Air” [Hot Air]by Cambridge physicist David MacKay. Here, he translates into easily understandable terms (kilowatt-hours of energy—what you see on your electricity bill) how much “sustainable” energy would be required—even if it could be produced—to power industry, homes, and the transportation system. It’s a book that every greenie and eco-babbler should read—if they can.

The Green Fraud will not happen. It cannot happen. But what can happen is that our countries and industries and standards of living can be destroyed by idiotic politicians stealing our money through taxes and wasting it on absurd schemes based on their fantastical delusions.

We need to build more nuclear power, upgrade the electricity grid in a major way, invest in natural gas, and vote out these morons before they destroy modern society.

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Our Colleges of Unreason

The modern world has a strange way of acting out in reality what our forebears took for absurdity and satire.

Take 1984 for instance. No doubt Orwell thought his dark foreboding vision of a communist future was just that—a vision. However, as time marches on, or slouches on, we approach ever more closely the totalitarian nightmare of IngSoc. Our rights and liberties are daily eroded and outright stolen by unscrupulous politicians, bureaucrats, and the endless special interest groups that crawl all over them like lice.

Another example is the fascinating novel “Erewhon” written in 1871 by Samuel Butler. Over seventy years before Orwell, Butler produced his story of a trip to an imaginary land which, he thought, would show through satire some of the most absurd behaviors and frivolities of society. In one part of the travels of our hero through Erewhon, he is at a supper party given by a Mr Thims, where he met some professors from the Erewhonian “universities”—the Colleges of Unreason.

One, a Professor of Worldly Wisdom, expanded on the malicious nature of genius, which, he held, was a great offense against Nature. His fame lay in his extensive work in suppressing any form of originality in students.

…“It is not our business,” he said, “to help students to think for themselves. Surely this is the very last thing which one who wishes them well should encourage them to do. Our duty is to ensure that they shall think as we do, or at any rate, as we hold it expedient to say we do.” In some respects, however, he was thought to hold somewhat radical opinions, for he was President of the Society for the Suppression of Useless Knowledge, and for the Completer Obliteration of the Past.

And as our hero remarks in the story,

…And really it is hard to see how the Erewhonian theory differs from our own, for the word “idiot” only means a person who forms his opinions for himself.

What a perfect description of the real-world “universities” of today! Not a word need be changed. Every student of quack sociology, gender-bender studies, or trans-lesbian armpit hair studies would subscribe to that, albeit expressed in the more turgid meanderings of post-modernist mumbo-jumbo.

Butler’s fantasies of the Colleges of Unreason have come to pass in actuality, now. It is possible, in some of our institutions of Higher Ignorance, to be disciplined by not subscribing to dogmas such as men can become women, which is biologically impossible.

Up next, Newton’s Laws of Motion will be classed as “hate” as they were formulated by a white man (as was almost all modern, and ancient, science).

Little did Samuel Butler know, that his biting satire would be turned into a demented reality by the progressives of today.

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Grievance Feminism is Corrupting Human Rights

Dr Janet Albrechtsen gives a lucid analysis of the corrupting effects of grievance feminism on human freedoms that are so fundamental to Western values. The modern feminists’ whining about micro-aggressions and other poisonous fictions are the focus of their attention, and not the very real persecution and oppression of women in primitive societies like Islam practicing “honor” killing, slavery and female genital mutilation.

So strange that in a modern Western “university” it is free speech that is under threat by feminists and their soy-boy acolytes, while the very real suppression of women’s rights in Islamic societies goes unmentioned.
Enjoy;
She gets another massive vote from…

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Diana Davison and the Lighthouse Project

“I’m Done with Feminism”(vid here) is the title of an extremely perceptive and rigorous analysis of the corruption of the justice system by pandering to feminism. The Lighthouse Project [here] is an organization that helps people falsely accused to work through the legal system and to reconstruct their lives after.

She pays particular attention to false rape charges and to the shameful trial by media of Jon Ghomeshi, and to the truly poisonous effects of false rape allegations, not only on the accused, but on society in general and the fundamental right to be held innocent until proven guilty.

I highly recommend her videos; we need more people like her.

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