Diversity causes division, declares Sherlock…

I’ve very mixed feelings about Pantomime Dame Louise Casey.

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On the one hand she has, by all relative measures, balls of steel for what she’s written in her report about social cohesion – or lack thereof – and she’s done a top job of couching it in terms of modern feminism, giving her something of a cloak of invincibility in doing so.

On the other hand, she fails spectacularly. You see there’s a massive asymmetry about the ability of the government to make changes to society, and she doesn’t seem to grasp that.

While it’s very easy for the state to influence society negatively – intentionally or otherwise – it  is nigh on impossible, as 50 years of social tinkering has demonstrated, for the state to influence or impose positive change in the face of thousands of years of human nature. It just cannot happen. Entropy always increases, quickly when the government is busy, slowly when it is inert..

“Aha!”, you might say, “what about the smoking ban? That was a positive change to society made by the government.”

Well, maybe it was for you. The way I see it, this clumsy and spiteful legislation reduced choice and, where society had previously arrived at its own compromises, fostered division, nurtured mutual animosity and, in an age where the state pension burden is already unbearable, the NHS is under crippling strain and private pensions are in a state of collapse, no-one is going to be able to afford (or bear) to live to the ripe old age such ham-fisted legislation was supposed to encourage.

“Umm.. okay.. the hunting ban?” – Nope. Spiteful ham-fisted legislation that drove a permanent wedge between urban and rural communities on the basis of urban bigotry, spite and misinformation.

“Gay marriage?” – Okay, I’ll give you that one… now gay people are legally allowed to be as stupid as to straights, and get into a contract to be miserable for a big chunk of their prime years and unexpectedly forfeit half their stuff in 5-10 years time.

“The Equality act?” – oh now you’re just taking the fucking piss.

Basically, the only answer is for government to get out of the way, wind its neck in and let society arrive at its own conclusions, which are usually equitable, however ugly the journey might be.

And if Louise Casey realises this and puts it in her next report, I promise I won’t open my commentary with a joke about how Eddie Izzard’s let himself go.

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AJ

Bullied Billy Goat Turns Troll…

This is the sort of shit you just could not script.. lol

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They see me trollin’, they hatin’…

 

Marvellous.

AJ

Siamo tutti condannati.. condannati I tell you.. lol

Well,

The Italians have taken their turn to kick the establishment in the cock… and let the wailing and gnashing of teeth begin.

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Oh dear.. there there.

AJ

Outrage as new bank notes contain Trollow…

The Bank of England (and in particular its current leader) have a lot to answer for.

But, provided they do not capitulate to the latest tranche of offendotron retards, they – and he – stand to be forgiven by me.

In an act of weapons-grade trolling, the BoE have admitted that the material used to make the new fiver contains trace amounts of tallow, which is an animal fat product.

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"There is a trace of tallow in the polymer pellets used in the base substrate of the polymer £5 notes," it confirmed.

More than 1,700 people so far have signed a petition demanding that the substance is no longer used in the production of the currency.

1700 unemployable people, who spend the day walking their manky dog-on-a-string round the local park while they drink White Lightning and listen to Chumbawamba and Radical Dance Faction and spending the remainder of their “job seekers” allowance getting more surgical-grade metalwork shoved into their face and body..

It is claimed that:

"The new £5 notes contain animal fat in the form of tallow. This is unacceptable to millions of vegans & vegetarians in the UK. We demand that you cease to use animal products in the production of currency that we have to use," the petition read.

Some of the most insane of the outraged pledge to boycott this money (ridiculous) or refuse to accept it in their business transactions (illegal and, unless it’s your own business, gross misconduct).

Okay, so 1,700 dog-on-a-string motherfuckers have signed the petition, but “millions” are offended. I’m willing to bet upwards of 95% of those millions couldn’t give a fuck. Even some of the vegan ones. Oh, look…

"As a vegetarian I really find myself laughing at vegan-militant tweets. So now we shouldn’t use the new £5 note coz it’s not vegan? Get out," one user wrote.

Some Hindus are concerned too, in case the rrollow is coming from cows which are, of course, sacred.  And this notwithstanding all the BMWs and Mercedes, owned by Hindus, furnished with leather seats.

And as for the idea of Hindu Temples refusing to accept this money? I did an actual LOL in the car when I heard this idea on BBC news.

Anyway, I have an idea.  In the future, you could source your tallow not from cattle, but from people who sign change.org petitions, since the majority of them are clearly a burden to society and, doubtless, many of them are prodigiously obese so will provide a munificent alternative supply of trollow. 

Sorted.

AJ

UPDATE: The more I read the better it gets..

As industrial tallow can contain rendered pork fat, the use of the substance may also make the notes ‘haram’, or off-limits to practicing Muslims.

My concern is that this last aspect is the one that will lead to furious back-pedalling. After all… veggies, vegans and Hindus are extremely unlikely to kill you. Muslims though? Pfffft.

Castroted

Well… Fidel’s dead.

A murderer, a terrorist, a ruiner of a nation, its economy and its people.

Before you mourn this man read the stores of the parents whose aspiration for their adult offspring was for them to become prostitutes to North American tourists, because they’ll be far better off than were they to go into the medical profession for which they’ve striven to qualify. And that’s the good news.

Read, then, the stories about how Cuba has become a global locus of child prostitution, then ask yourself how it came to be.

You can blame America’s embargo if you like… but think about – and research – how this too came to be, and why no other nation in the Western world has been subject to the same treatment over such a sustained period.

If, armed with some facts, you still mourn this man, then you deserve to be loathed by yourself and others.

AJ

Ed Balls should serve a life term of ignominy and disgust…

It doesn’t really personally affect me that Ed Balls has opted to rehabilitate himself into polite society by prancing around on Strictly. After all, only utter fucking cretins watch that sort of crap on TV.

The problem is that the credulous muppets who watch this sort of crap are the very same people who are likely to say “fair play to Ed Balls, he’s a clodhopping prat, but at least he doesn’t take himself too seriously. I guess he’s alright after all”.

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act does not apply to failed politicians whose crimes include blind dogmatic partisanship, thuggery, incompetence, political vandalism, narcissism, acting as the enthusiastic adjutant to one of the most disastrous politicians in British history, and behaving as if the height of political discourse is to pull faces and make the gestures of a thalidomide tourettes child in order to unsettle the chancellor of the exchequer when they’re delivering a budget statement.

No, Ed Balls should be imprisoned in a cage of ignominy and despair, and he should not be reintegrated into the community under any circumstances.

AJ

Racist, sexist, fascist panphobic bollocks…

The narrow range of acceptable opinion is a problem. It’s problem when everyone is a racist, sexist, xenophobic fascist if they don’t conform to your definition of right-think, because it condemns those who stray from received opinion in a mild and genuinely inoffensive way to the same extent as those who are genuinely dangerous. C.f. calling both Milo and Thomas Mair “far right”.

Currently it’s a problem that anyone who thinks that cultural and political Marxism is – to borrow their own terminology – problematic is branded “far right” and “fascist” or “worse than Hitler”

It’s a problem because it allows the left to put everyone to the right of them in the same category, whether they think that prudent management of public finances is a good idea, or whether they go around stabbing and shooting MPs while shouting “Britain First”.

When these slurs are thrown around so casually and baselessly, they lose their power and meaning. We’re basically at the point now where to be called a racist, facist, sexist, whatever is nothing, whereas these were rightly, when applied sparingly, very grave accusations.

Language loses nuance, finesse and the tools to distinguish between a genuine extremist and someone merely with a different opinion. When you lose the richness of language and the ability to view things on a spectrum, you lose the ability to think properly.

At the risk of resorting to cliché, this was precisely the goal of Newspeak in Orwell’s 1984.

The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of Ingsoc, but to make all other modes of thought impossible. It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought — that is, a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc — should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words.

So I implore you to resist this narrowing at all costs. Object to and rebut all examples and instances of groupthink and of casting out dissenters.

AJ

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