We are saved…

Men of the world. We are in crisis. But we are not foresaken. We are not lost. We will not go extinct.

Because our saviour is here and it is…. a woman.

Yep…lol… The very manly Tim Stanley informs us today in the Tellygiraffe, that our saviour is just coming over the hill.

Nina Power’s book “What do men want: Masculinity and Its Discontents” will be published on 3rd Feb.

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Says Timmy:

If you ­proceed on the assumption that masculinity is inherently toxic, she argues, you risk implying that most men are bad – and they’re not. “Far from possessing great power, men are frequently trapped in systems of other men’s making.” To be a man nowadays is “in great part, and at the risk of sounding dramatic, to suffer” – from comparatively high rates of suicide, homelessness and murder, and stereotyping.

Patriarchy might be part of the problem, as Jablonka also argues, by compelling men to live according to masculine codes that are as repressive to them as they are unfair to women, but declaring war on masculinity will only add to men’s sense of alienation, at a moment when aspects of culture and economics have moved in women’s favour. The new economy rewards brain; brawn is out of style. “It’s more fashionable to be a woman,” Fay Weldon is quoted as saying. “Women appear to be more powerful, at least among young men.”

Uh… only the dumb, timid, gelded ones, Fay, you ratty old battleaxe.

Obviously we can’t read and dissect this inevitably lumiary tome yet, but the publisher’s blurb on Amazon gives us the first clue as to the comedy shitshow of false premises that we are about to bear witness to.

From the acclaimed philosopher and author of One-Dimensional Woman, a bold, playful and open-minded exploration of the role of men in the twenty-first century

Something is definitely up with men. From millions online who engage with the manosphere to the #metoo backlash, from Men’s Rights activists and incels to spiralling suicide rates, it’s easy to see that, while men still rule the world, masculinity is in crisis.

How can men and women live together in a world where capitalism and consumerism has replaced the values – family, religion, service and honour – that used to give our lives meaning? Feminism has gone some way towards dismantling the patriarchy, but how can we hold on to the best aspects of our metaphorical Father?

With illuminating writing from an original, big-picture perspective, Nina Power unlocks the secrets hidden in our culture to enable men and women to practice playfulness and forgiveness, and reach a true mutual understanding and a lifetime of love.

I’m going to channel The Great One here for a moment and state the obvious: If you, as a man, are expecting ANY of your problems, handicaps, hindrances and hardships to be correctly identified and diagnosed – let alone fixed – by a woman, you’re probably not ready for this, but you may as well be expecting Stephen Hawking to improve your skateboarding skills.

Do you want to know how acclaimed this woman’s ONE OTHER BOOK is?

It was published 13 years ago. It was 81 pages long. Eighty-one. Pages. John Galt’s speech in Atlas Shrugged in longer than that, and that’s one speech… It garnered 27 ratings, only 12 of which were accompanied by reviews. In 13 years.

There are 1440 books of feminist criticism and 10456 books of philosophy that have had more traction than Nina Power’s last book.

Do you want to know how acclaimed she is as a philosopher?

Power received her PhD in philosophy from Middlesex University on the topic of Humanism and Antihumanism in Post-War French philosophy, and also has an MA and BA in Philosophy from the University of Warwick. She has taught at Middlesex, Orpington CollegeLondon College of CommunicationMorley College. Power also worked as a Tutor in Critical Writing in Art and Design at the Royal College of Art, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the British Philosophical Association.

Those academic institutions probably don’t mean much to anyone outside of the UK, so let me assure you: they don’t mean anything to anyone inside the UK either. And note that it doesn’t say WHAT SHE TAUGHT at those places. I’m going with crochet, or interpretive basket-weaving. But not philosophy.

Something is definitely up with men. From millions online who engage with the manosphere to the #metoo backlash, from Men’s Rights activists and incels

Okay, honey, if you say so. Of course it’s completely unprecedented that men band together with other men to exchange ideas, drink, fight, cause and solve all their problems. You’re bound to conclude that something is definitely “up with men” if we say “hold up there, you hypocritical, bandwagon jumping, victim-status seeking, wall-hitting, metoo grifting, money-grubbing ho.”

And there were never any incels before 2014 who heard a kerfuffle of women coming over the hill and said “Fuck that noise. Train sets, anyone?”

spiralling suicide rates

Come now… be honest. Are suicide rates really spiralling? Or have they always been 4x higher for men on the grounds of their capacity for actually getting the job done? And where suicides are spiralling, are they not more to do with the hollowing out of the middle and working class jobs in vast swathes of the west, and the medical retirement of millions of superfluous men into a Fentanyl wonderland? And isn’t a great deal of this being driven by women who demand to be in the workplace and for the workplace to be made into their own little knitting circle? And that having eliminated the possibility of actually creating any goods in the west, all the skilled jobs were sent to China and India? Only the women’s jobs (HR, marketing, PR, receptionist) remain.

it’s easy to see that, while men still rule the world, masculinity is in crisis.

Okay, Nina. So far, so sketchy.

How can men and women live together in a world where capitalism and consumerism has replaced the values – family, religion, service and honour – that used to give our lives meaning?

Oh boy there’s something to unpack here, okay.

If capitalism and consumerism were king, would we have spent the last 2 years shutting down the economy and hiding in our houses, in our PJs, watching Netflix?

No, because emotionalism, safetyism, hypochondria and pathology are king, aren’t they? The four horsemen of the boomerpocalypse.

Is your book, Nina, going to explore who may have been responsible for the dissolution of family and religion, the debasing of service and honour? I somehow think it will not.

Feminism has gone some way towards dismantling the patriarchy, but how can we hold on to the best aspects of our metaphorical Father?

So, having dismembered your father, you now think it’s a good time to discuss how to store the best bits of him in some kind of useful stasis? “Oh Maggie, he always had a good heart. Let’s put it in the glass-fronted chiller cabinet where we will always have it close to us.”

With illuminating writing from an original, big-picture perspective, Nina Power unlocks the secrets hidden in our culture to enable men and women to practice playfulness and forgiveness, and reach a true mutual understanding and a lifetime of love.


So, I’m looking forward to this book, and either I’ll be very pleasantly surprised (at how peaceful I find things now that my balls are in a velvet pouch in a lawyer’s client account) or I’ll be taking this audacious grifting bitch apart, piece by piece.

If you can’t wait and you want to get an idea of what’s ahead, just read Nina Power’s wikipedia entry.


The thrill of the new…

I kid, obviously. There is nothing new. Two years in and everything is still due to covid.

Due to a serious technical fault, I read a piece in yesterday’s Telegraph by Allison Pearson. She’s been pretty sound throughout this business, has Allison. Perhaps not as resolute and uncompromising as I have been, but she’s top tier.

She writes movingly and compellingly about some of the episodes people were experiencing on May 20 of 2020, as we were under the lockdown boot while Boris and his chums had bottle parties in the Westminster village of the damned.

The missed rites of passage, the lost social engagements, the separated loved ones, the cancelled medical care, the dying alone, the inhumanity of a mid-covid funeral.

People are angry about those things now they know what they now know. “Never again” says Allison.

But now is too late to start getting angry. The time to get angry was the very minute restrictions were imposed and the blanket of propaganda started to smother us. A good number of decent people pointed out at the time how utterly fucking outrageous, authoritarian, inhuman and futile all of this shit was.

But for 2 years, we were condemned. Conspiracy nuts, anti-social, a danger to society, killing grandma. We were told in red-faced shouty, hectoring terms that we needed knuckle under, pull together, put on a useless mask, get an experimental injection (or 3) and do what’s best for the common good, which meant listening to the government and the BBC. It meant clapping for the NHS. It meant pulling out our own teeth and beating cancer with a good old-fashioned stiff upper lip. It meant closing our businesses and suspending our livelihoods. It meant closing schools and cancelling the exams on which children’s futures rest. It meant sitting helplessly 2 metres from our mother as she sat isolated and sobbing at our father’s funeral. All for the common good.

All the words about education, education, education no longer count quite so much.

All the plastic straws and bags may be gone, but a billion disposable masks will be fine for the sea turtles.

Disability rights matter – for the deaf, the autistic, the immobile – except when they don’t.

You can’t leave your house, but flights are still arriving from Africa, Asia, America.

You are instructed to disinfect your shopping bags and to quarantine your Amazon parcels in the porch.

The police are fining people for having coffee together on a park bench, dying reservoirs black, throwing old ladies to the ground and arresting them, sending a van full of paramilitary pigs to check that a teenage girl is at home quarantining.

You are expected to routinely stick a swab up your nose and down your throat, as if this is somehow normal.

Repeat after me: “Bitch, What The Fuck? No. I’m not doing it, and you are a fascist imbecile if you are insisting on it”.

A VAST majority of people simply refused at the time to say “this is wrong, I’m not doing it and I condemn anyone who collaborates with this insanity”. Because a vast majority of people are spineless simpletons with the memory of a goldfish who used to be a boxer. They’d rather join forces with the big thick bullies who take it upon themselves to socially enforce whatever ludicrous nonsense a minister most recently dreamt up in the bath.

Just how the fucking hell are we going to ensure that this was a “never again” event, when we know that the great many are cowardly imbeciles who hate the heretics with all the zeal of someone who conveniently doesn’t remember the 20th century, let alone those that went before?

“Never again will the hypocrites take us for fools” she says.

Motherfucker, every time you vote they take you for a fool. Your vote doesn’t count. Your MP does not and will not represent your concerns. They represent their jobs,their promotions, their peerages, their chums from Oxbridge and Eton, their lobbyists, their media appearances and their asinine political hobbyhorses.

When you were on the doorstep clapping for the NHS at the very same time that you couldn’t get any of your own family’s health issues addressed, did it never occur to you that this was insane and that you were being taken for a fool?

When Boris Johnson said “3 weeks to squash the sombrero”, “Hands, Face, Space” and “social distancing”- did you not feel then that you were being taken for a ride?

When you saw the one way systems in shops and the shouty, megaphone wielding, fluorescent vest wearing Karens? Did you not….

When Neil Ferguson was caught nobbing his fat side piece? Or Matt Hancock? When Dominic Cummings went for a little drive to Castle Barnard? Did you not once wonder if you were having the piss taken out of you?

If you’ve watched politics for 10 years – any 10- years in history – and you still haven’t worked out that they are taking you for a fool, you need to be put in a wood chipper or fed to pigs.

Remember voting for Blair in 1997, as a traditional working class Labour voter then watching him proceed to screw you over by importing millions of cheap labourers? Remember believing in nuclear disarmament and unilateral peace, then watching him confect a pretext for us to launch a Holy War against the people of Iraq and Afghanistan?

Remember watching as Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland were given devolution while us English simply retained responsibility for paying the bills?

Remember Gordon Brown plundering your pension and raising your taxes to pay for it all? Remember Brown’s rhetoric at the time of the Banking crisis? ‘No time for an amateur’? And the bailouts? Oh the bank bailouts and the perpetual money printing.

Remember voting for the Lib Dems in 2010 and watching Cleggo get into bed with the Tories? Remember them campaigning on no VAT increases – a promise that was broken almost immediately that Clegg got into bed with Cameron? I expect you had reservations about the continuing warmongering, too, don’t you?

Remember voting for Cameron as a Tory, and watching him – in spite of his prior rhetoric – embracing the green blob and pursuing all the same costly multiculti crypto-socialist policies that we hated Blair for?

Remember the Tory crowing when Boris won the leadership and won his general election? Oh how things would be different now.

I’m sure you could say simlar about the governments of every party and PM going back to Robert Walpole and before.

Just consult a search engine and have a look at how many times in recorded history journalists have used the words “never again”.

But you always get fooled again, don’t you? And they WILL take you for fools agin, won’t they? Because – most of you – you ARE fools, aren’t you? Fools of the worst, most vile, vicious and pathetic kind.

Alexa, call in the motherfucking meteor strike.


A pithy summary of the 2020s so far…

I’m reposting this letter which was enclosed in Tom Woods‘ daily email, as it’s absolute dynamite. It’s written by an Israeli scientist, but I think every single word he’s written is applicable across the world.

Props to Tom Woods for passing this on. If you want an interesting snippet each day from one of the world’s most intellectually honest, decent and wholesome people, subscribe to his list. It’s the only one I get any more as it’s the only one that’s genuinely valuable and doesn’t overload with tat.

Udi Qimron, head of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Tel Aviv University and a leading Israeli immunologist, has taken the opportunity posed by the collapsing narrative to release this open letter to the authorities (this is a mechanical translation from the original Hebrew):

Ministry of Health, it’s time to admit failure

In the end, the truth will always be revealed, and the truth about the coronavirus policy is beginning to be revealed. When the destructive concepts collapse one by one, there is nothing left but to tell the experts who led the management of the pandemic – we told you so.

Two years late, you finally realize that a respiratory virus cannot be defeated and that any such attempt is doomed to fail. You do not admit it, because you have admitted almost no mistake in the last two years, but in retrospect it is clear that you have failed miserably in almost all of your actions, and even the media is already having a hard time covering your shame.

You refused to admit that the infection comes in waves that fade by themselves, despite years of observations and scientific knowledge. You insisted on attributing every decline of a wave solely to your actions, and so through false propaganda “you overcame the plague.” And again you defeated it, and again and again and again.

You refused to admit that mass testing is ineffective, despite your own contingency plans explicitly stating so (“Pandemic Influenza Health System Preparedness Plan, 2007,” p. 26).

You refused to admit that recovery is more protective than a vaccine, despite previous knowledge and observations showing that non-recovered vaccinated people are more likely to be infected than recovered people. You refused to admit that the vaccinated are contagious despite the observations. Based on this, you hoped to achieve herd immunity by vaccination — and you failed in that as well.

You insisted on ignoring the fact that the disease is dozens of times more dangerous for risk groups and older adults, than for young people who are not in risk groups, despite the knowledge that came from China as early as 2020.

You refused to adopt the “Great Barrington Declaration,” signed by more than 60,000 scientists and medical professionals, or other common-sense programs. You chose to ridicule, slander, distort and discredit them. Instead of the right programs and people, you have chosen professionals who lack relevant training for pandemic management (physicists as chief government advisers, veterinarians, security officers, media personnel, and so on).

You have not set up an effective system for reporting side effects from the vaccines and reports on side effects have even been deleted from your Facebook page. Doctors avoid linking side effects to the vaccine, lest you persecute them as you did to some of their colleagues. You have ignored many reports of changes in menstrual intensity and menstrual cycle times. You hid data that allows for objective and proper research (for example, you removed the data on passengers at Ben Gurion Airport). Instead, you chose to publish non-objective articles together with senior Pfizer executives on the effectiveness and safety of vaccines.

Irreversible damage to trust

However, from the heights of your hubris, you have also ignored the fact that in the end the truth will be revealed. And it begins to be revealed. The truth is that you have brought the public’s trust in you to an unprecedented low, and you have eroded your status as a source of authority. The truth is that you have burned hundreds of billions of shekels to no avail – for publishing intimidation, for ineffective tests, for destructive lockdowns and for disrupting the routine of life in the last two years.

You have destroyed the education of our children and their future. You made children feel guilty, scared, smoke, drink, get addicted, drop out, and quarrel, as school principals around the country attest. You have harmed livelihoods, the economy, human rights, mental health and physical health.

You slandered colleagues who did not surrender to you, you turned the people against each other, divided society and polarized the discourse. You branded, without any scientific basis, people who chose not to get vaccinated as enemies of the public and as spreaders of disease. You promote, in an unprecedented way, a draconian policy of discrimination, denial of rights and selection of people, including children, for their medical choice. A selection that lacks any epidemiological justification.

When you compare the destructive policies you are pursuing with the sane policies of some other countries — you can clearly see that the destruction you have caused has only added victims beyond the vulnerable to the virus. The economy you ruined, the unemployed you caused, and the children whose education you destroyed — are the surplus victims as a result of your own actions only.

There is currently no medical emergency, but you have been cultivating such a condition for two years now because of lust for power, budgets and control. The only emergency now is that you still set policies and hold huge budgets for propaganda and consciousness engineering instead of directing them to strengthen the health care system.

This emergency must stop!

Amen to that.


New anti-trolling proposals would make New Years honours list illegal…

So of course they had to get Blair’s knighthood in before that becomes law.

As if Delingpole needed to underline my previous point for me, here he is again, stating the fucking obvious:

At least he gets that it’s not unprecendented…

A few years ago, the notoriously crooked Prime Minister Harold Wilson produced what was infamously known as the ‘Lavender List’ of thoroughly undeserved gongs for outrageous cronies.

Look, James… the Lavender List was not ‘a few years ago’. It was 45 years ago. FORTY FIVE YEARS AGO.

If I make a new year’s resolution, it should be to stop sniping at Delingpole. But I just can’t help it. Like scratching eczema or playing with a loose tooth.

How can anyone – and there are a lot of them out there if Twitter is a gauge – stil be surprised at the periodic establishment trollfest that is the honours list?

It’s been a majority shitshow for as long as I can remember. It has always been a mutual back-slapping club for the establishment – a core part of their carrot & stick repertoire.

So, as deplorable as it might be that Miranda Blair got a top knighthood, as do all former PMs, if you’re acting surprised you’re either a moron or a fake.


My biggest disappointment of 2021: Delingpole

Just for the headline, like.

I just don’t know how this man has made it this far into life with so little self-awareness.

So many haven’t covered themselves with glory this year. Here are my biggest disappointments of 2021:

The Mainstream Media (That I spent 30 years of my career in)

Scientists (Who I’ve spent 20 years arguing with about climate change)

Medics (Who I previously eschewed in search of effective alternative treatments for my illnesses)

Libertarians (Of whom I was never one because, until 3 minutes ago, I was a committed Tory boy)

The Conservative Party (lol)

The Archbishop of Canterbury; The Pope (Now I’ve suddenly and ostentatiously ‘found God’ I feel empowered to curse the figureheads of the establishment I’m now cleaving to)

All the idiotic celebrities, politicians, journalists who allowed themselves to be roped into the government’s campaign to vilify people who don’t want get vaccinated.

Brexit (I never imagined our political class could contrive to twist it into something that would benefit them and not us)

Boris Johnson

I mean… really? You went into 2021, in your 50s and you thought any of these would not turn out to be terrible, on the evidence of the last 20 years?

After all, this is what he says about our esteemed Prime Minister:

From his chummy, affected nickname (his real name is Alexander) to his japesome Telegraph articles celebrating breast implants and BMWs, Johnson is, and always has been, an elaborately constructed fraud. The pity is that most of us (me included) hoped there was something real beneath the facade and didn’t realise the truth until he was inextricably entrenched and the damage had been done.

Today, Boris “always has been a fraud”.

But who can forget the before times? Well, Delingpole sure can.

I could forgive this of a blogger – someone like myself who has never been in the same postcode as Boris Johnson. But Delingpole had spent the previous several years telling us – ad nauseum – how he went to Oxford with Boris, amongst other self-serving chancers whose names are in every political story of the last 2 years. Now, you might think “well, if one of his Oxford contemporaries can’t suss him out, what chance does a prole like me have?”

Except we did figure him out, didn’t we? Long before Delingpole stopped being a greasy-pole establishment lickspittle and suddenly decided that his future was in pointing and shrieking and being outraged at the grotesque betrayal of the country by ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO HE WAS AT UNIVERSITY WITH.

Just fuck off, James.


2022 Predictions

It’s be rude not to, eh?

Roughly speaking, I’ve included anything that is evens or better, so if I get half of them right, it’s in line with expectation.

  1. The vax mandate for the NHS will not go ahead – at least not without significant dilution. I imagine the notion will continue, as politicians won’t want to climb down on it, but there’ll be sufficient exemptions that it’s effectively meaningless, and the disappearing of hundreds of thousands of NHS staff will be averted. For better or worse.
  2. If the Queen thought she had a horrible anus in 1992… it’s entirely likely that 2022 will see her off for good, while her second son is on trial in New York and the world wonders whether – against every expectation – Harry’s marriage will actually outlast William’s.
  3. Boris johnson will survive one actual leadership challenge and several putative ones, and will continue to be Head Boy into 2023.
  4. Biden will survive as president. As long as his heart beats, his puppet-muppets will maintain the absurd facade of him actually being at the controls.
  5. James Delingpole will open up a franchise of the David Icke foundation and start selling creatine powder, vape pens and vitamins.
  6. The right wing in France will make more progress than ever before towards winning the presidency, but will still fail in the final two-horse race to the line, as they are constitutionally destined to do.
  7. In the face of Poland’s continuing defiance of the EU, Germany will offer an ultimatum to them which proves beyond all doubt that the sackcloth and ashes act they put on in the second half of the 20th century was all fake performative bullshit. The leopard does not change its spots.
  8. A member of the Labour shadow cabinet will transition from male to female, and position him/her/itself to run for the leadership. Thus when Labour finally do get their first female leader, it will be a man in a dress. If I had to put money down I’d put it on Wes Streeting.
  9. Ghislane Maxwell will name names. They will all be Republicans who supported Trump. Clinton, Gates and Prince Andrew will never be named.
  10. A man’s body was found at a beach in Lowestoft today, where the traditional New Year’s midninght swim occurs. He will have posted a self-congratulatory message on social media about getting his booster some time in the last 3 weeks, and will be found to have had a heart attack while swimming in the North Sea.

That should do it for now.



Me in May 2021:

Wait for the inevitable argument that “blacks and asians in this country have far lower rates of vaccination because they – with some historical justification – distrust the government and the doctors. Therefore as a white, it’s your duty to be vaccinated in order to hit the numbers for herd immunity, thus helping to protect unvaccinated minorities. It’s be racist to do otherwise.”

Justin Trudeau (who else?) in December 2021:

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a Quebec television station people who do not get vaccinated against COVID-19 are often racist and misogynistic extremists.

But he said the people of Quebec are not the problem and questioned whether the rest of Canada needs to “tolerate” the unvaccinated.

Imagine that.


Worth a watch…

I rather enjoyed this.

Intelligent, balanced, absolutely cutting to the chase and at no point did the tweeters leave my speakers and embed themselves in the wall, like they do most of the times women are talking on the internet.

I read Laura’s book during a period I wasn’t really engaged with the online thing, and she’s probably the soundest lay advocate and communicator we have on our side. Even with a Star Trek replicator, you couldn’t bring enough Delingpoles to make one Laura Dodsworth.


A prediction…

It may take a very long time for this to come out, and I’ve no evidence to support my hypothesis at present, but I’ve been around a while, so mark my words.

One day we will discover that Justin Welby has a deep dark secret that, if known, would render him unfit to be in society, let alone in high church office.


Why are white people so gullible?

That is, I think, a more pertinent reframing of the question “Why is the vaccine uptake lower amongst some ethnic minorities?

I think we are probably well aware of why black and south Asian people are reticent. They don’t trust the establishment, and they are correct not to do so.

Vaccine hesitancy in some ethnic minorities, because of past institutional racism and poor experience of public services, is not new and there is evidence supporting their genuine concerns. When interpreting low vaccine uptake, in predominantly Black communities especially, history profoundly matters. There are historical ethical violations, including the Depo-Provera study, conducted in East London in 1979, where a 14-year old Black girl was administered the contraceptive, without consent, while under general anaesthesia. [13] When questioned, the administering physician responded that as “a citizen of this country…it was his moral duty to do so”. [13] Depo-Provera was also trialled on Asian women without their knowledge or consent, leading the Organisation of Women of African and Asian Descent to launch the Campaign Against Depo-Provera.[13] Similarly, in the US, the 40-year Tuskegee syphilis study was conducted on Black men without informed consent until whistleblowers ended it in 1972; the diseased men were left untreated, with large numbers suffering and dying, even when penicillin became the drug of choice in 1947. [14] 


I’ve been watching our establishment closely for more than two decades now and I don’t trust them either, but it seems to me that the common thread with those I know who have succumbed to the stabotage is that in spite of a lifetime witnessing cock-up after cock-up, conspiracy theory after conspiracy theory becoming established fact, corruption, lobbying, the revolving door between Downing Street and C-suites, they still trust these fuckers enough to let them inject a novel drug with unknown long-term effects.

It just makes no sense. Perhaps comfortable middle-class white people are more prone to hypochondria and fear generally, more than those who live at the coal-face of risk and peril.

Naturally, things being as they are, there’s a great deal of hand-wringing and talk of the need for understanding, empathy and engagement with ethnic minorities who are resistant to the pleas to get vaxxed. We wouldn’t want to hurt their feelings after all.

But no such regard exists for the white working classes who are similarly aligned on the hesitancy front. And because by sheer numbers this is the largest group, pundits and politicians feel free to generally hurl insults at the ‘selfish unvaccinated’.

It’s tempting to say ‘oh well, there we are then, it’s thick people and poor people who are unvaccinated’, but some research findings indicate that the most highly educated people are also more hesitant than those with a moderate level of education. Similarly, there are indications that people working in healthcare are more reticent than your average Joe. I mean… if a significant number of people who work in healthcare have concerns, what can that possibly tell us? And although some of this data is now old, stories continue to circulate that predict a massive staffing problem for the NHS when the jab becomes manadatory for healthcare workers.

So where do you go from there? Are people who work in healthcare thick and poor? Do you want to make that your next move after spending 6 months clapping on your doorstep for these heroes and angels?

How about a correlation between working in healthcare and – on the basis of grim experience – lacking trust in government and pharmaceutical companies? That would make some sense. They see the mistakes, the negligence and the neglect every single day. They succeed at healthcare – in so far as they do – in spite of the government, and the NHS organisation, and not because of it.

So to bring us back to the titular question, it’s very clearly ‘not all white people’, but it does seem to be the comfortable middle who are insulated from the worst failings of the government, but are not sufficiently well educated to have a firm grasp on the significance (or otherwise) of the blizzard of statistics we’ve been treated to over the last two years.


On being careful what you wish for…

In the face of the latest round of blaming the vaccine-free, as an accelerationist and all round awkward bastard, it is perhaps tempting to say “go on then, lock down the unvaxxed – it won’t make any difference to me at this point.”

But we know exactly what would happen. The same as happened with lockdowns and masks: the numbers will already be trending downwards by the time we lockdown the unjabbed, the numbers will continue to decline after this, and it will be taken as proof positive that it’s the unvaxxed are indeed the problem, and assertions will be widely made that things would have been a great deal worse if the government hadn’t taken this decisive action.

Never mind that Austria already tried that and still felt the need to subsequently lock everyone down. Never mind that thanks to vaccine passports, other places (Germany, Netherlands, New York etc) already have a de facto lockdown of the vaccine-free, so there are already case studies showing that it has not been effective.

Never mind that Israel (who were first to talk of a 3rd ‘booster’ shot, and were followed dutifully by every other country) is now talking of a 4th shot. Which speaks really well of the efficacy of the vaccines, does it not? The US CDC is now selectively rolling out 4th shots and the big man at Pfizer has said Omicron ‘may’ mean people need a fourth shot sooner than expected.

People who took the jab are now heavily invested in believing that the vaccines work, for various psychological reasons that have been discussed at length. So, even this news of a 4th jab will not persuade them that the vaccines are ineffective, and news of ‘rare’ side effects is just not cutting through. Nor is any analysis that gives the lie to claims that the vaccine-free are swamping the NHS.

Therefore, against my every instinct, the very last thing I would think of doing at the moment is giving it the big “COME ON THEN”.

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Update: Germany is going ahead with fourth jab.

Update 2: UK considering same.

The Sceptic Schism is Strategic…

I think this encapsulates the problem we have on ‘our side of things’.

Delingpole is basically erratic.

In my estimation, due to his protracted butthurt over having been so wrong about Gove, Johnson and Rees-Mogg, he’s swung wildly to another extreme. One only has to look at his guests over the last couple of dozen podcasts. Woo-merchants, space cadets and tin foil hats are becoming a staple. For a man in his 50’s he’s acting awfully like a 16 year old politics student who’s just read No Logo by Naomi Klein and then moved on to some Deepak Chopra.

Ben Irvine, on the other hand, has homed in with great perspicacity on one specific issue, namely how the public sector unions threated to make Boris fuck a pig on live TV unless he shut down the schools and called a lockdown. I’m paraphrasing.

Now, I’ve no doubt that what Ben tells us is basically true, and I accept the fact and its importance. But I don’t believe it was the sole contributing factor.

Equally, a lot of what Delinpole says is true. We all agree that Bill Gates is the new George Soros. using his money to peddle influence at the supernational level, with media, governments and other loci of power. We can also agree that Gates has a track record as a business man who – per force – learned that if he wanted to do what he wanted to do he needed to spend billions on lobbying to keep the lawmakers on side. And that Gates had a relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. We can all agree.

But so what? What does this information actually mean to us at the grass roots level, and what change can we effect? None, and ‘Format our C: drives’?

We can also agree that pharmaceutical companies are – per force – motivated to a very great extent by money, and that they also spend a great deal of money on lobbying and PR and marketing to smooth things over so that they can do what they want. And they do have some pretty shabby episodes in their past. Again though, what does that mean to us here in the UK in our little houses in our little towns? Nothing. And what can be do about it? Boycott paracetamol?

But what about WEF, Davos, Klaus Schwab.. blah blah blah… even if it’s true (and it is) it’s too far removed from most people’s lived experience for it to be a sensible tool of persuasion. Every ordinary person understands and accepts that the most wealthy and powerful people in the world all scratch each other’s backs, and getting mad at the fact hurts no-one but yourself.

You may as well start a campaign against gravity and refuse to come out of your bedroom until Papa accedes to your demands.

As for the 5g-causes-covid, nanobots, magnetised by the vaxx, covid isn’t even real and all that shit… well.

James thinks that normies can still be won over even if you surround yourself with people who believe in the power of crystals, astrology and alien overwatchers, and think 5G mobile tech is the devil’s broadband.

Ben disagrees with him. As do I, and as I’ve written a couple of times before (1) (2).

Being seen as adjacent to nutters has been a hindrance in every normie conversation I’ve tried to have regarding the problems with all of the Covid measures from masks to vaccines to mandates and passports.

Yes, Ben is a little monomaniacal, because he’s stumbled upon something important and he’s frustrated that people aren’t paying the heed he thinks his discovery deserves. But his point is important, and the thing that differentiates Ben’s point from those regarding Bill Gates or Pfizer or the WEF is that it’s local. We can influence it in this country at the local level, amongst our friends, relatives, colleagues, MPs, councillors, local businesses etc.

The likes of the Times, Spectator, Telegraph, Daily Mail, could quite easily be persuaded that a campaign exposing the unions and holding their leaders to account is something they could do as part of a ‘clean hands’ exit from the clusterfuck of the last 2 years and they could use it to kill off Boris in favour of Sunak or Truss before the next election. A Tory government could then be quite easily persuaded that getting tough with unions would win them back the support that has ebbed away over the course of this year.

So, while it’s frustrating that Bill Gates is who he is, and Klaus Schwab is who he is, and the pharmaceuticals are what they are, and they all went to Jeffrey Epstein’s island, you gotta let it go. When it comes to the day-to-day skirmishes that we have to fight and win, all that bigger picture stuff is just a futile distraction. It’s almost as if the enemy places these things into the picture to distract us from the bits we have a hope of actually moving the needle on.

Focus on where we can bring pressure to bear here in the UK, amongst the media and politicians who are most likely to be amenable the topic Ben brings to the table.

And any other meaningful local efforts are good too. Support businesses that are prepared to preserve normality. Chuck a few quid to people and groups that you think are doing worthwhile things.

I don’t think the marches will ever do anything to sway public or political or media opinion on aggregate, but they sure are good networking opportunities for people who don’t buy into the status quo, and god knows there are enough out there at every level who want us to think we’re isolated and completely outside of normality. In that respect alone, they are worth supporting, attending etc. Just don’t get in a fight with the coppers and don’t expect the event itself to bring change. It’s mostly just a networking opportunity.

The only reason to accept the loonies into the conversation is if you buy into the narrative that we the sceptics are indeed a tiny minority of helplessly isolated people right on the margins.

And one look at the actual numbers of vaccine-free in the country tells us we are not. We are millions strong.


UPDATE: Via Vox Day, my attention is drawn to the Mid-December (Week 50) UKHSA report, which states the following on page 3:

The numbers are crunched here but I’m not sure I agree with the analysis as the statement is ambiguous. That number could be of the total population, including those under 12 who are not eligible, which would leave us with a number of a little more than 5million eligible-but-unstabbed. It’s still not a small number.

Questions for Sajid Javid…

The damage the vaccine-free are doing to society.

Sajid Javid, yesterday.

Tell me, Mr Health Secretary.

Was it the unvaccinated who discharged tens of thousands of elderly patients into care homes without regard for the possibility that they had covid – a primarily nosicomial disease?

Did we also put restrictions in place that resulted in an elderly couple who had been married for 63 years being kept apart from one another for more than 3 months, during which time they could only wonder if they would ever see one another again?

Perhaps we physically prevented grieving people from comforting one another at their relatives funerals?

Or maybe we cancelled hundreds of thousands of cancer screenings and other health screenings?

Could we have been the ones who ordered all dentists to close shop, completely disregarding the urgent needs of people in a great deal of pain with dental issues?

Maybe we closed the schools and caused the education of a whole generation of children to fall into disarray?

Maybe we are to blame for the hundred thousand children who have now disappeared from the system completely, into who knows what?

Perhaps we introduced the restrictions that lead to a huge surge in demand for help from domestic abuse charities?

Perhaps we prevented millions of people in already tenuous circumstances from opening their business or earning a living?

Perhaps we are they who flagrantly and repeatedly flouted our own rules? Or am I thinking of Neil Ferguson (1), Matt Hancock (2), Dominic Cummings (3). Allegra Stratton (4), Boris Johnson et al (5)?

Perhaps we printed hundreds of billions of pounds which was pumped into the economy, a great deal of which was claimed fraudulently and then written off? Therefore we must be responsible for burgeoning inflation, the likes of which we haven’t seen for a generation or more, eroding savings and investments, squeezing the poor and elderly on fixed incomes? Are we also the ones adding insult to injury by imposing the highest rates of tax seen the UK for more than 40 years?

Of course, it was also the unvaccinated who conspired with behavioural psychologists (including an out and proud communist) to plunge the UK population into a protracted bout of fear-driven mass psychosis.

I think the conclusion I’m coming to – after much deliberation – is that Sajid Javid is a vile and disgusting piece of shit, who should be fired into the fucking sun with a size 12 boot up his arsehole.


Not sure I saw this coming…

I need to hold my hands up here, I suppose. It’s only a matter of days since I wrote a piece in which I stated my belief that people are not waking up.

Since then a couple of things have happened that mean I need to finesse my position, and maybe apply a little of the nation’s favourite post-hoc rationalisation.

So convinced was I that people are not waking up at all, I put money on the Tories to hang on in that by-election the other day. And boy did that not go the way I (or the bookies) expected.

Then, I had an enlightening conversation with an old friend. Let’s call her Kate.

Kate is the normiest of normies. BBC, Sky News, The Times, voted Tory for her entire life. She’s from a high-brow scientific background and works in a cutting-edge engineering field that is very much cheek-by-jowl with the government’s trade & industry people.

She wears her mask, had her jabs and clamoured for her booster, which she duly got.

She’s not a particularly political person, and not being steeped in the art and history of political debate, when such topics are broached, she tends to oscillate between shutting it down and vehemently parrotting whatever The Times is saying, which she considers – as the paper of record – to be a primary source.

I’ve had to defend myself more than once against inferences by her that I’m a conspiracy nut. We’ve all been there.

So I was rather blindsided by her statement last night that she was not at all surprised at the by-election result, and that as things stand she could never vote Tory again until Johnson goes. I was even more surprised by her statement that she no longer trusts the BBC to be fair, honest or impartial. She even spoke positively about the new opinion polls which are showing increasing resistance to further covid measures.

However, she bridled strongly against my assertion that the government has spent the last 2 years gaslighting us and taking us for total fucking idiots.

And so maybe this is the sort of awakening we are going to see. The one where Johnson and his government are a total disgrace and absolute shambles, who cannot be trusted, and the BBC has lost the dressing room, but still the masks work, the vaccines are vitally important and the hokey kokey everyone has enthusiastically partaken of for the last 2 years has been necessary and proportionate. But no more.

Kate has growing but scrupulously non-specific grievances with the ‘fucking incompetent’ government. Because if she were to get too specific, she’d have to start reasoning it through and the conclusion that she’s been made an idiot out of would be unavoidable.

Thus, as I did actually predict, people will find a way out of this that involves blaming someone (e.g. Johnson & the Tories, the vaccine-free, the BBC) and completely avoiding having to confront their own displays of cowardice, credulity, bigotry, cruelty and magical thinking.

I suppose I should be grateful that, as the people of North Shropshire demonstrated in historically significant terms, the people are taking out their anger on the right target. The Tories lost what should have been one of the safest seats in the country. and pro-lockdown Labour also took a pretty massive kicking compared to the last election.

As the Sounding Board lads point out in their latest podcast, on this occasion, it’s possible that the Lib Dems picked up this seat not just because they were the default protest vote, but because they actually opposed vaccine passports and voted against the restrictions that Johnson’s govt pushed through this week only with Labour support.

The best, clearest summary of where we are, what the nature of the factions is and what it suggests for the future are in this brilliant talk from a guy on YouTube who calls himself Coach RedPill. It’s US-centric, but it absolutely applies here in the UK.

It is a long video, but the meat we are interested in is covered over about the first two hours. It’s very thoughtful, carefully constructed analysis. Well worth a listen.


The Road to Demask Us…

Just mining the internet for a piece I’m trying to put together, when I found this:


This is the front page of the Telegraph, from the evening of 11th March 2020.

Shall we take a peek at the article, boys and girls?


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Do face masks work?

To prevent catching or transmitting coronavirus in public, no. They are not recommended by the NHS, Public Health England (PHE), the World Health Organisation (WHO), or the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) because there is no solid evidence they work. Indeed, they may do unforeseen harm. 

Masks cause people to touch their faces more, increasing – not decreasing – the chances of them picking up the virus. They do not fit tightly and allow airborne particles in. People also wear them for much longer than they are designed, causing them to become moist, unsanitary and an ideal environment for bugs. 

Most importantly, there is a risk that masks distract people from what the evidence overwhelmingly suggests is the best way of protecting yourself and others – washing your hands frequently. But as previously mentioned, hand-washing is boring and face masks look the part.

In the UK, there are concerns that stocks of surgical masks will run low as a result of the panic buying. The British Dental Association, for one, is rationing orders. In the US, Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams didn’t mince his words when he issued the following Tweet: “Seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS! They are NOT effective in preventing the general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if health care providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!”

Why are people buying them anyway?

According to behavioural psychologist Jo Hemmings, “herd mentality, and a mixture of fear and greed.” 

She told us: “When we see others do it, we feel we might be missing out if we don’t copy them. It is a way of taking some control in a situation we have little control over. Interestingly though, in spite of the panic buying of masks, you still see very few people actually wearing them out and about. At the moment they seem to be an insurance policy -people just feel safer just owning them.”

Medical Anthropologist Florence Walker suggests that many of us simply don’t believe the authorities who tell us masks are useless. “Hand-washing doesn’t have the same ‘magical’ talisman property that a face mask has,” she says. “In some ways it’s difficult to comprehend how masks couldn’t work.”

As to whether we’ll all be wearing them in the West at some point? “No. Not overnight, at least,” she says. “Face mask wearing has been a staple public health measure in Asia since the 1910 flu outbreak. It’s ingrained into their cultural psyche in a way it isn’t here.”



Some people to never forget…

I don’t think I need to comment extensively at this moment, but I do think these people should be on a list. I’ll leave it to your imagination as to what fate should befall the people who make it onto this list. I expect the list will continue to grow.

The internet never forgets.

Comeuppance need not be in a hurry.

1) Andrew Neil

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2) Karren Brady

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3) Carole Malone

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4) William HagueScreenshot 2021-12-16 at 11.21.00

5) Anne McElvoy

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What a selection of charmers.



You may have noticed that I’m very fond of highlighting the times I’ve been right in my analyses, proclamations and predictions.  There have been a lot of them.

But reading through my blogposts since last March, there have clearly been a number of times when I’ve been wrong.

These fall into two basic categories:

  1. Misplaced faith in politicians, based on their history.
  2. Misplaced faith in the general public, in complete denial of their history.

On the first, for all of my rightful cynicism about politicians I have proclaimed my belief that two politicians would see common sense and liberty prevail. These were Dominic Raab, based on the book he published before he became an MP, and Priti Patel, based on her history of being a hard-boiled, plain-speaking taker of zero shit.

Of course this was naive and an archetypal triumph of hope over experience, which was revealed false as it became clear that – in service of their careers and the narrative – these two would jettison everything they had hitherto claimed on the record to believe in.

Both of these two have since uttered the same selection of vacuous nonsense and authoritarian monstrosities as every other front bench politician. Because nothing they previously believed in matters as much as their access to the levers of power.

‘Oh they need to retain their hold on the levers in order of effect the change that we need. They can’t do it from the backbenches, and if they seem to compromise their principles in order to do this, then so be it.’

Sorry, no. Fuck off. They have jettisoned their principles, and these are now languishing somewhere on the Atlantic ocean floor, never to be recovered.

I kick myself for not seeing this in the first place, but I was clearly naive enough in those early months of this horrific clusterfuck to hang onto some hope that good sense may soon prevail.

It’s not a mistake I shall make again.

My other class of mistake – expecting the general public to be totally over this nonsense by the middle of 2020 – was, similarly, hope over experience.

Even as I wrote about them I had underestimated the sheer number of people who had a vested interest in this ‘new normal’. The millions who surfed through 2020 with the government paying their wages. The vast number of people who are in any case routinely paid by the government. The preponderance of people who can ‘work from home’. The undeniable ease with which one can now get through most days without leaving the house. The unprecidented and overwhelming success of the government’s propaganda campaign and their buying of the media (via advertising revenue) who then fell into lockstep behind the propaganda campaign. The number of low-status people who would seize and jealously guard the newfound powers to don a flourescent tabbard and order people around – wear a mask, keep your distance, use the hand gel, get a jab, stay in your house.

Even as I wrote about my own view that 2019 was not some sunlit upland of freedom, low taxes, cohesive wholesome society, and that it wasn’t going to be something that a lot of people would truly want to go back to, I thought that there’d be a rapid regression to the mean.

I got it wrong because of hope.

‘The Great One’ is fond of saying ‘hope is not a process’ or ‘hope is not a plan’. He’s right, but as a means to hang on to one’s sanity in times of lunacy, it’s awfully tempting to cleave to it.

There’s one more big thing that I remember from early 2020, and it’s not something I particularly bought into, but it’s definitely something I hoped was correct. I hoped (in spite of my own scepticism) that those who said “well, now we have an actual crisis, people will stop crapping on about 73 genders and calling all the statues racist. Woke is dead” were correct.

That REALLY hasn’t turned out to be the case, has it? Certainly not in my world at least. The march of diversity and inclusion, feminism and victimhood olympics has been more pronounced and more fundamentally victorious in 2021 than in any previous year. The cancellations have accelerated. The green agenda is flying higher than Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and RIchard Branson. The legislative absurdities have ramped up. The propaganda has become more blatant and more soviet in its insistence that you loudly countermand the evidence of your own senses.

From the small coterie of sensible people, I hear an ongoing back and forth. “People are waking up. The dam will burst soon.” “Bah. People are not waking up. They are sleepwalking into armageddon. Things that were referred to a year ago as right-wing conspiracies are now being talked about as if they are the obvious, right and just truth.”

I’m in the latter camp now. People are not waking up. As they narrative changes they will change direction and pay no mind at all to yesterday’s direction. On the first day of the new mask mandate, there everyone was in the supermarket, dutifully sporting their magic face nappies, using the hand gel and keeping their distance. It was like we’d transported right back to April 2020 and forgotten everything that has gone since. The only difference was that they now don’t have a nobhead on the door shouting at anyone who didn’t toe the line. I expect that to change once they’ve gotten their shit together again. But still, I was one of only two people in the entire place (that I saw) the other day not wearing a mask. And this is not one of those rough places where some chimp member of the public would get in your face for not wearing the nappy. It’s a place where ignorance and superstition are embraced.

Even people who know somewhere in the back of their minds that things are not adding up (the unjabbed need to get the jab to protect the jabbed from the virus?) are hostages to the cognitive dissonance. They’ve worn their magic-face-nappies, even got a cute Cath Kidston one or a manly one from Oakley or some shit, got their jabs, queued for boosters, done endless LFT/PCR tests. They’ve condemned as stupid and selfish anyone who points out the obvious – fallability of the tests, the quickly waning efficacy of the jabs, the spectre of indefinite boosters, the scores of collapsing sports people, the media normalisation of fit young people having heart problems – and they have been rendered violently psychologically incapable of contemplating the possibility that they have been made a total mug out of – if not mortally endangered and pauperised – over the last 2 years.

Adam Piggott wrote the other day that the Omicron variant represents the get-out-of-jail free card for the politicians and for the public who are under their behavioural psychology spell.

I think there may be something in that hypothesis, but I think the ‘road to normal’ promises a sting in the tail for us refuseniks. The government and their media lackeys still have the narrative very much under their control.

If the Cathedral is going to make it out of this period in one piece, they have to be able to maintain the impression that they did the right things given the information that they had at the time and that it was all in everyone’s best interests. They will have to leave the lingering impression that things would have gotten back to normal much more quickly if it weren’t for those who refused to wear the mask, get the jabs, stay at home, keep their distance etc.

That way, the general public who have been swept along by this clusterfuck will maintain faith in the rotten institutions and sceptical people will never be able to conduct an inquest into the sheer evil that has gone on, because the pat response from an overwhelming majority of people (who still have a vested interest in believing that they were not useful idiots, conformists, cowards and latent fascists) will be “you should shut up, because if it weren’t for the likes of you, this would have all been over in 2021.”

We have to keep reminding them. The collapsing sportsmen, the millions of adverse reaction reports, the deaths in care homes as the NHS cleared its decks, the tiktok nurses, the graphs that showed a greater percentage of hospitalised people were vaxxed, that the numbers were cooked and manipulated to give a profoundly dishonest account, that places with no masks fared as well or better than places with masks, that dozens of studies were unable to show a statistically significant benefit from magic face nappies.

That government ministers and their comrades made millions of pounds from side-deals in 2020. That there is now a full record of the government’s use of behavioural psychology to terrify and manipulate the public into compliance. That the government bought the media’s compliance with advertising money (out of your pockets). That Neil Ferguson, Matt Hancock and Dominic Cummings were instrumental in imposing draconian restrictions on you and me, but showed no intention of being bound by them themselves. That there is now a perpetual NHS crisis as waiting times and missed diagnoses of cancer and heart conditions comes home to roost, likely to see an order of magnitude more deaths than even those tenuously linked to Covid since March 2020. That there are internment camps in Australia and mandatory jabs for all in Austria. That vaccine passports are rolling out around the world. That this is nothing less than apartheid and bigotry, the likes of which we would consider horrific if it only applied to black people or Muslims or women. That even discussing these things on social media will see you memory-holed – the entire western world’s permitted range of opinions is now being dictated by a bunch of blue-haired, dim-witted landwhales in California. That we are now in an inflationary hell as costs of living rise at a rate we have not seen for 40 years in the UK, as a result of supply chain disintegration, vast money printing and businesses attempting to make up for a lost year and an ongoing loss of productivity as everyone stays at home and as the business property market falls into distress and is all bought up by the Chinese who are used to sitting on idle assets for years at a time, waiting for the moment of action – their big advantage over governments who have to strategise over a much shorter time horizon due to democratic vagaries.

I don’t feel able to predict what will happen next, but if I did it wouldn’t involve sunlit uplands and it wouldn’t involve hoping for rational or just things to happen.

And that’s my end note. We all know who is responsible for the last 18+ months. Big tech, the legacy media, the politicians, the unions, the public sector employees, the go-along-to-get-along loser public, the atomised seizing on the social solidarity of totalitarianism. The one thing I feel confident in predicting is that – bar the odd lone scapegoat – none of these people will ever be hend accountable or face consequences.

But consequences are all we’re going to be facing for years to come. It’s not going away for years and years.

Happy Sunday, and if your God is with you this day, ask him just what the fuck he’s been playing at for the last 50 years, because the forces of evil have been making him (and you) look like a right dickhead for my entire lifetime.


Things can only get better…

1997. Remember that? A new dawn has broken has it not? That grinning gibbon Blair, underpinned by Brian Cox and his gurning-faggot band.

So how did that promise work out? Have things got better? Has ANYTHING AT ALL got better?

I’m prepared to concede that there was a trajectory of improvement for a few years, but that had already begun before these shitmonkeys got control of the country.

Technology certainly continued to improve, up to a point. But I’m fairly convinced that pretty much peaked in 2012 or so.

But what about the last 10 years or so? Is there anything that is objectively better now, than in 2012?

Let’s take a few random examples:

Is there a greater or lesser likelihood of your bank accounts being emptied by foreign electronic conmen while your bank shrug their shoulders and swear there’s nothing they can do?

Is a new iPhone in 2022 honestly game-changingly better than one from 2012? Or is it twice the price and obsolete in half the time?

Are cars better or are they just more heavily loaded with cheaply-made but expensive-to-replace parts and superficially shiny technology that has ‘planned obsolescence’ written all over it? Do cars send more or less of your data to the corporations and government than they did 10 years ago?

Are politicians more honest or displaying more integrity than 10 years ago? More or less corruption and lucrative deals given to chums? Are elections fairer and more honest? Is there more or less democratic accountability?

Is the media more unbiased or even-handed? Are they more or less likely to be ‘fearless seekers after truth’?

Are there more or fewer people in positions of authority whose entitlement or suitability to that position can be questioned freely?

What about fair and open access to justice? Improved much by the Tories’ judicial reforms?

Are you more or less likely to reach the heights of corporate & political power as a person who didn’t attend Oxford, Cambridge, the LSE or the right private schools?

Is the NHS better than it was 10 years ago? Is it easier to see a doctor or get an NHS dentist? Are waiting lists reduced at all? Have survival KPIs for cancer or heart disease improved?

Is it easier to get on the housing ladder or is it more expensive, more difficult and more precarious?

Is there more or less freedom of speech? Or freedom of conscience? Or bodily autonomy?

Are you more or less likely to be tracked and traced and have your electronic trail mined by corporations and governments for their own benefit?

Are you more or less likely to be caught in a kafkaesque hell any time you engage with a corporation, in an attempt to assert your rights as a customer?

Has music gotten better, or have we in fact seen manufactured lowest-common denominator autotuned crap completely crowd out anything with a modicum of originality or individuality?

How about film and television? More or less artistic freedom or originality? More or less naked propaganda for a particular narrative?

Are we able to talk yet about who committed terrorist atrocities, and demonstrate righteous anger at the pertetrators and those who fail to protect citizens? Do you think the measures our governments took in the wake of terrorist attacks have made your quality of life better or worse?

Is the culture more or less fair, open and healthy than it was 10 years ago? Do we actually have a dominant culture that is everything promised by Vox Day in his SJW trilogy?

Do you feel more or less free than 10 years ago to make common sense observations about the reality you experience, without losing your job, your social standing or even your liberty?

Is your high street a better, more vibrant place than it was 10 years ago?

How about supply chain resilience?

Energy security?

Is traffic better than it was? Is it easier to park?

Is public transport more efficient, frequent or affordable?

Are taxes any lower? Petrol any cheaper?

Is it easier to start a small business?

How’s your pension looking? And your retirement age?

And your salary compared to 10 or 20 years ago? If you earned £50K in 2000, or £65K in 2010, and  earn £85K today, you have taken a real-terms pay cut. https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/monetary-policy/inflation/inflation-calculator 

Are you more or less likely than 10 years ago to be told blatant, transparent and demonstrable lies coupled with demands that you accept the lies at face value or be branded a bigot, a conspiracy theorist, a nazi or a sexistracisthomophobe?

Are your children more or less likely to be force-fed a curriculum based on a far left progressive agenda?

Are your pre-pubescent children more or less likely to decide that they are not the gender that they were born with? How about the likelihood of ‘trusted professionals’ in education and medicine conspiring with them to make and execute life changing decisions without your consultation or consent? Less likely than 10 years ago?

Are your children likely to find a university education more affordable than you did? Is their university education going to be of higher quality than the one you had?

As a Christian are you more or less likely to find social acceptance of your devoutly-held beliefs which have been the foundations of this nation for hundreds of years?

So what, if anything has improved? Well, degeneracy, basically. Access to recreational drugs and pornography. Availability and social acceptability of body modification such as tattoos, piercings etc. Unaccountable no-strings sex. All the stuff that I thought was awesome when I was 21, but had learned the lessons of by the time I was 30.

I don’t begrudge anyone their youthful indulgence in the darker side of life, but you’re supposed to come out of the other side and see it for what it was… not make it your life’s mission to turn everyfuckingthing into that seedy, desparate, dirt-grubbing underworld depicted in Total Recall.

Honestly, I feel like a right old bastard now, but be honest, am I wide of the mark? Has ANYTHING good, beautiful or true seen an improvement in its standing over the last 10 years or so?

I’ll tell you the worst thing, though…. cunts from the alt-right condemning me for black-pilling, and stuffing their white pill or their god-pill in my face. Your God is all well and good, mate, but almost every single one of His earthly representatives has taken the devil’s coin.

Just what conclusions am I supposed to draw from that? It’s almost as if Omniscience, Omnipotence and Omnipresence are actually just the names of His furbabies.