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Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Political Correctness an Insidious Danger

The final Blog of year can be a tricky thing ..... is it optimism, or pessimism, or a mix that is the appropriate tone ... do you look forward or backward?

I have thought a little about this and decided to talk about the subject that concerns me most at the moment .... surprisingly its not the rise of Islam and increasing Dhimmitude of the UK, because if we are too stupid as a society to stop this happening, then maybe we deserve to let our western civilisation slip away. After all I am a man and will actually benefit in some regards, whereas women's groups appear to be supine about the fate that awaits them, when we all bow our necks to Sharia laws.

No, the subject that I fear most is Political Correctness, which disguised as "Social Liberalism", underpins not only the promotion of Islam that I object to, but also the rise of a new racism, and all manner of other social ills, that are similar to many aspects of the life described in the novel 1984 by George Orwell.

Firstly: A new official language and coded political expressions.

We now have 'Newspeak' as the BBC demonstrate in the name of "balance". This newspeak means that we have to convolute plain English in order to say anything that involves the mentally ill, the mentally or physically disabled, anyone of a non white colour and of course Islam.

This last has such a protected status in the world of the Politically Correct, that we have to bow to its sensitivities even when celebrating Christmas, which many councils dub as "Winterfest" so as not to offend the followers of Mohammad. Islamic festivals are of course 'celebrated' freely no matter what offence they cause to the majority of us.

The rise of a newspeak language, allows for the rise of the new actions and crimes.

Communism created and used its own language and these terms gave description to the actions they described. The term 'Proletariat' was for sure a term before Karl Marx used it, but it became a Soviet term describing the masses, and allowed people to discuss them as a lumpen group who were in conflict with their "Class Enemies" the 'Petite Bourgeoisie' (a term which became used as an insult from Left wingers in the West).

They, or rather their fellow travellers and sympathisers in the West, built a whole Lexicon of Soviet 'Newspeak' with which to vilify and control social groups.

Anti-Party Group Apparatchik Bourgeois nationalism Bourgeois pseudoscience Dictatorship of the proletariat Dollar imperialism Enemy of the people Fraternity of peoples Gulags Great Purge New Soviet man Parasitism Refusenik Rehabilitation Democracy Wrecking

As you can see from the selection above, there is a a sort of similarity with the New PC terminology - this may be because the same type of people who spouted the communist nonsense, now spout the PC rubbish with the same gusto.

Often the terms are the exact opposite of what they really mean so in Soviet speak "democracy" meant directorship, and rule by the party, and similarly "Multiculturalism" means letting ethnic groups disregard the native culture, and carry out questionable activities as 'cultural'.

Once you have a language for your ideology, then you can fulfil its actions i.e. You need a label and then you can carry out the actions it describes. For the communists the term Gulag was needed to allow the imprisonment of around a tenth of the population.

The Nazis used much the same methods and similar terms, but then they shared much in common. It’s often forgotten that both the fascists and communists considered themselves to be “Socialists” e.g. Until 1914, Benito Mussolini was the leader of the Socialist Party of Italy and Hitler said “There is more that binds us to Bolshevism than separates us from it”, he allowed converts from Communist parties to join the Nazi party because they could do so with little mental effort.

Now that we are openly censored in what we say, or how we say it, then it opens the path to the next stages.

For example an old persons home recently lost its local authority funding because people in the home didn't want to discuss their 'sexual orientation' as demanded by some officious clerk from the local council.

How sick is that .... presumably they were checking to see if the nursing home was taking a proper quota of 'homosexuals', or maybe it was because it was a Christian Missionary home? .... Certainly a Muslim orientated nursing home would not have faced these questions for fear of offending their religion.

This is simply PC driven discrimination by the local authority. What about the residents human rights, or the fact that they have paid taxes all their lives?

Secondly: Legalised discrimination in the name of 'equality'.

Once the language of PC orientated discrimination is enshrined, then open apartheid can be practised against social groups that the new ideology hates. The Bourgeoisie if you will of the new ideology.

For example Harriet Harman has introduced legislation that makes it legal to racially discriminate against white males in the UK (specifically English white males, as the others, Scottish Welsh etc, are all 'minorities' in their own right). Whilst this legislation is fairly weak, it nonetheless lays the foundation of legal discrimination on the grounds of both skin colour, and or sexual gender.

I will simply point out, that the fascists had similar ideas in the 1930's

The Nuremberg Laws suggested that racial types were different, with some superior and some inferior. Only they promoted the supposed 'superior' race, and the Harman laws promote the supposed disadvantaged (on grounds of colour) races.

Of course now you have the potentially tricky question of when someone is classified as 'White or Black', or discriminated for, or against, for the purposes of this legislation. If you have one white and one black parent are you white, black or something else (coloured?), and does that mean that a coloured person will get the job if faced with a white male, but lose it if competing against a black person?

Maybe we should bring in official colour charts and racial designations as per the old Apartheid South African government?

Apart from the obvious dangers that this could lead to serious infringements against rights held under existing human rights and discrimination legislation in the UK, this PC driven legislation could actually bring a form of apartheid eugenics to the UK courts, to our everlasting shame.

And that is why the malignancy of Political Correctness should be resisted by everyone, its used in just the same way as Newspeak, Soviet Agitprop, Nazi Propaganda, and Apartheid justifications were, and will end in similar results.

These are dangereous times for hard won freedoms, and New Labour risks causing great damage by its flirtation with Newspeak and the PC ideas that it represents.

A Prosperous and Happy New Year to everyone everywhere.

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Gaza - The Land Of Tears

The Israeli response to the rocket attacks that Hamas has carried out, on a more or less daily basis since Israel withdrew from Gaza, has provoked much world reaction. As you might expect the Arabs have been out on the streets, "Death to Israel" is no doubt the chant from Damascus to Cairo ... not a word condemning Hamas's part in all of this, but then there never is, is there?

It's odd how the rockets being fired into Israel provoked almost no reaction until they responded. The difference, Israel aims at specific targets and largely hits them, whereas Hamas just aim at Israel, and largely miss it. So how many times do you have to tell the Arab world, and the terrorists of Hamas in particular "No More!"? They seem to believe that they can perform any act with impunity from the consequences, either for themselves, or the people they claim to represent.

All those apologists for Hamas in the UN and the West should ask themselves two questions, if Gaza was on their borders and rocketing them, how long would it be before they fought back, and how long before any PC politicians saying that "Arabs have the right, they are victims", would be ex-politicians? Not very long is the answer to both.

This map shows the current range of the rockets being fired at what after all is a small country ..... A school in Beersheeba has been hit during the current wave of rocket attacks. To give perspective its the equivalent of 43 kilometers between Cardiff and Bristol in the UK map



The usual double standards apply when dealing with the Arab world.

The head of the Shia movement in Lebanon, Hassan Nasrallah, said "We are ready to face any aggression on our land, our country or our dignity" without any apparent irony. Obviously Israeli's responding to attacks by Hamas is not "facing any aggression on their land, their country or their dignity".

Why Arabs should think that they have the right to attack anyone, but no one has the right to retaliate, is beyond me, unless its those 'fellow travellers' in the West, who tell them that they are victims of a Western conspiracy against the Muslims and therefore have special rights. Well they are wrong, and the Arabs would do well to learn some lessons.

Human Cost

Of course when talking about armed violence, collateral damage, military responses etc, we are talking about innocents being hurt or killed and there is no doubt that Israel's latest military reaction has killed 'civilians' as well as militants. This is partly because Hamas use civilians as 'human shields', to try and lessen the likelihood of Israels attacks. So they fire rockets from populated areas and near buildings such as schools and hospitals.

However this doesn't lessen the fear and shock that the civilians experience, and its as well that we don't forget this fact. The BBC reported on Iman, a 14-year-old-girl. She was so scared she apparently could barely speak. "I don't know where to go. I don't know where is a safe place to stay. We don't know when they will strike again," she said.

But for balances sake, lets see a couple of Jewish views on this taken from the BBC Have Your Say page.

"I want to see you live in that kind of reality for seven years, in fear to send your children to kindergarten or to school. Do you know how many kids in Israel, particularly in Sdrot, can't sleep at night like every normal kid in the world can? Do you know that every little sound those little kids hear, make them cry hysterically?" Atar, Yavneh aged 16 (Israel)

"Enough is enough!!! eight years, that is 400 weeks, that is 2,800 days of being constantly bombed!!! kids who were born 8 years ago are still wetting their beds, the most common disorder in our the region is post traumatic stress disorder (probably more than the common flu). I am sorry to say, but talking somehow doesn't seem to do the trick. We are tax-payers, civilians, our country needs to protect us, protect our children. if it takes using A LOT of force, than so be it!" Oded, in the rocket range, Israel.

History

Lets just take a brief look at the ethnic history of "Arab Palestine" ..... it was not "Arab" until comparatively recently. The first inhabitants were the Canaanites, who were not Semites or Arabs. Somewhere between 1813 BC and 1638 BC, the Jews arrived and set up their first Kingdoms of Judah and Israel .... the area now called Gaza was part of the non Jewish Philistine state. Most of the area fell under the Assyrians control between 722 BC to 586 BC, when the Babylonians conquered all of the area. It remained under the Persians, who succeeded the Babylonians (still with me?) and conquered the last separate Jewish state of Judah.

The Jews finally got complete control during the Maccabean - Hasmonean Period (between 165–63 BC) before the area was conquered again, this time by the Romans (later Byzantines) until 634 AD. By this time the area was largely Christian, with a large number of Nabateans in the area. The Jews after a series of revolts were finally allowed back in 430 AD. Some areas, like Gaza, were well-known as pagan holdouts, and remained attached to the worship of Dagon and other deities as their ancestors had been for thousands of years ..... may explain a lot!

When the Arabs arrived in 634 AD, they conquered a much weakened region, a series of wars and revolts involving Jews, who assisted the Persian invasion, and the Byzantines, had totally depopulated the region of both Christians, and Jews, and the Arabs settled in large numbers. This was when the area started to take on an Arab population and feel, but it wasn't until the late 1200's (after another few centuries of wars, crusades, massacres, and the Plague) that the population became an Arab/Muslim majority.

That's about how it remained until 1945. The Jewish population was only 11% of the total in 1920, and the Arabs opposed the rise in Jewish numbers during the 1920's in a series of uprisings against the British, who were the latest imperial conquerors. The Jews organized militia groups like the Irgun and Lehi to fight the British, and the Haganah and Palmach to fight the Arabs. By the time order was restored in March 1939, more than 5,000 Arabs, 400 Jews, and 200 Britons had been killed ..... sounds much like today doesn't it?

After the Second World War the British had lost the imperial urge, and were leaving the area .... Jordan was established as an Arab state (explicitly without Jews) and the Jewish State of Israel was born as part of a two state solution in Palestine. Oddly the Palestinian part was immediately annexed by Egypt (Gaza) and the New State of Jordan (West Bank) after the Arab armies got whupped by the Jewish settlers in the 1948 war.

Now there are more Jews than Arabs in the area (although demographics are working in the Arabs favour, which is another reason for the tension), and that dear readers, is the potted history of why the Israeli's are retaliating against Arabs of Gaza, and why there will probably never be peace in that area.

Saturday, 27 December 2008

The 'Holy Land' burns once again

Sadly, there are reports that Israel has made good on its threats to Hamas and attacked the Gaza strip ..... the 'Holy Land' in flames again. There will one day be an Armageddon there, mark my words...... oh hang on, the 'end of times' gig is already booked for there, and coming sooner than the next millennium or rapture by the look of it.

If Iran ever gets its nuclear weapons, aided by the Russians, Chinese (and no doubt the French), there will likely be a small(ish) but still very nasty nuclear war, leaving some areas of the Middle East largely uninhabitable and with no possible winners. Certainly whats left (if anything) of Israel, the Palestinians, Jordanians and Syrians will have little to be happy about.... Iran will have been laid to nuclear waste.

Hopefully common sense will break out, and there won't be a nuclear war there or anywhere in the world (although India and Pakistan are rattling nuclear sabres at each other again), but there are no signs of this "common sense outbreak" at the moment.

One thing is for sure, there will be at least one nuclear war one day, the slow but inevitable spread of such weapons means that someone will be mad enough to use them, and the chances are that it will be some lunatic who believes that "God or Allah", is waiting to greet the one who uses a nuclear weapon in his name ..... Iran and others in that region have a large number of such thinkers, so .......

If you want to see the effects of one smallish nuclear weapon, and its fallout, go here and select your target of choice e.g Jerusalem. Click on map to place explosion site in region. Only a dozen or so smaller war heads on or near Israel, will end both it and many of the surrounding countries forever.

Of course there are always some people who believe that they can survive a nuclear war, or that at least they can isolate themselves from the consequences of such a conflict ..... the silliness of that idea can be illustrated nicely like this ....

Friday, 26 December 2008

Happy Christmas?

I didn't blog on Christmas Day as I was too busy cooking (for one.... sigh), but I have looked at the news this morning, and sadly the world still spins, and the inhumanity of mankind still shines out .....

Firstly, in the US, Bruce Jeffrey Pardo dressed himself as Santa Claus, and then murdered at least eight people (possibly several more), before killing himself. The US will one day have to bring in some real gun control, if it ever wants to stop these multiple killing sprees.

Secondly, in the Middle East, the Hamas group in Gaza have ended the ceasefire with Israel and immediately launched rocket attacks thus provoking threats of retaliation by Israel .... madness as usual in the name of Allah. How does this help the people of Gaza? It doesn't.

In Africa, the coup season has got an early start, even for that benighted continent, with the news that there was an army coup, provoking fears of a regional war .... nothing new here then.

In Asia, Japan has officially gone into recession, thus sparking fears that it will go into deflation again. It always strikes me that Japans muscle as the second largest economy is wasted on them, they do nothing to drive the world economy, but seem to presage depressions when they stop buying their own goods. They refuse to use domestic consumption to inflate the economy and therefore every sneeze in the US, is the flu for Japan.

In Europe, the Catholic Church seems to have succumbed to the Islamification of the continent by including mosques in church nativity scenes (despite the minor fact that Islam only appeared 600 years after the Christ was a born) ..... we await the day when Imams praise Christ as even an equal to their role model.

And finally, Islams love of womankind is well known ..... locked up in their homes, banned from working, banned from voting, child brides, beaten in the streets, criminalised for minor things such as driving a car, killed for being raped, and now, killed for going to schools. Yes our friends, the ever popular Taliban (Afghan version, as opposed to the Pakistani or Saudi versions), have announced that they will kill all girl children sent to schools. Why the West is so sanguine about what Islam truly means is beyond me, the evidence is in front of our faces every single day.

So the world turned for 24 hours, and got just a little darker ...... Merry Christmas readers.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

When "Animal Rights" subvert "Human Rights"

Once again an "Animal Rights" type organisation has been found guilty of criminal and terrorist like behaviour ............ they are cowards and scum, who hide behind balaclava's, telephones, and the dead of night, to terrorise people who are not supporters of their extreme views.

How else can you reasonably describe groups who send used female sanitary towels, or used condoms, razor blades, and syringe needles (claimed to be from people who are infected with AIDS), to people and businesses in the post? And what do the used condoms tell you about the type of excitement these 'thrill seekers' get from threatening people?

This blog has pointed out before, that these people are criminals and nothing less, but are all too easily allowed to campaign with supposedly 'legal and law abiding' groups such as the Greens.

There are no excuses in a democracy for attacking people who don't subscribe to your views, but listening to the spokeswoman for Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC), aka the Animal Liberation Front (According to the police "SHAC and the ALF are one and the same thing, there is no club, no rules of membership." ), on Radio Four, was like listening to a Nazi Lawyer at Nuremberg.

Debbie Vincent, who according to this web site, has a criminal conviction of her own for her behaviours in support of SHAC, (and had been sentenced to a 120-hour community punishment order), squirmed and prevaricated, and could not bring herself to condemn the activities of these scum, whilst just about saying something like 'It's not us, but I can understand why people might take these actions".

I hope they get very, very, long sentences, but expect that our justice system will let them out far too soon. They are profiled here in the crime pages, not as martyrs, not political, just the crime pages, which is where they deserve to be, because thats all they are.

Here are the latest faces of animal lunacy..... of people who have been convicted of blackmail, paedophile smears, criminal damage, bomb hoaxes, and the reason why they hurt their fellow human beings? ............ A rats rights.
Clockwise from left:
Gregg Avery (main pic), Nathasha Avery, Heather Nicholson,
Gerrah Selby, Dan Amos, Gavin Medd-Hall, Daniel Wadham

Saturday, 20 December 2008

"Grumpy Old Man" hands out lesson

This story made me laugh, I know I shouldn't have, because it involves violence which resulted in five people being taken to hospital, two of whom were seriously injured, but I couldn't help having some sympathy for the old codger with a bad temper.

It appears that a 70-year-old Senegalese man felt, that the young people who were at a concert, were insulting him with their songs, and began shooting at them with a hunting rifle at Lobaly village, after he felt that they had ignored his warning not to sing "Pa' Tang Xol" (Angry Old Men), by popular Senegalese artist Baaba Mal .

He was apparently so 'pissed off' with the concert goers, that he shot at them knowing that his own children were in the crowd, who fortunately were not amongst the injured.

PC Reporting by BBC slants truth

This story on the BBC Website, about 'youths' having rioted in the southern Swedish city of Malmo, at first glance looks perfectly normal, and the headline and text hint that the "riots" are in some way similar in nature to the recent events in Greece.

But if you read it carefully you find that the story is full of PC newspeak code such as "immigrant neighbourhood", "linked to the closure of an Islamic centre" and various other clues that tell you that it was in fact violent rioting by illegal "Muslim immigrant and asylum seekers" with no good cause.

How I detest this 'newspeak' that the liberal press such as the BBC use to coyly tell us that the "fires", "extensive damage to public property", and "stone-throwing and bomb threats against police" were in fact Muslim radicals trying to intimidate the Swedish authorities into granting them something (as usual) that they hadn't earned e.g. another Mosque.

It takes the Swedish police spokeswoman's quote to explain the story "The origin of the riots is the occupation of the building. But that's not really the reason now, now other troublemakers have just joined in, taking advantage of the situation," police spokeswoman Ewa-Gun Westford told AFP.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Admittance of the Truth

Gordon Brown, after years of trying to deny any connection between terrorist activities in the UK, or against UK troops around the world, and Pakistani immigrants has been forced to admit that three-quarters of the most serious terror plots being investigated by UK authorities, have links to Pakistan.

No Shit Sherlock! Welcome to the world as the rest of us know it.

This blog has long reported the connection between the Taliban in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, to towns in the UK that have large Pakistani or Bangladeshi populations, so for Brown to suddenly acknowledge the connection is something of a breakthrough.

The truth is that Pakistans badlands and cities are now the launchpads of most of the Islamic terrorist attacks around the world (excluding Iraq), including the Mumbai Outrage. Maybe, just maybe the PC left are beginning to have to admit that all is not well in the pakistan connection to the UK.

Perhaps this signals a recognition that endless islamic immigration is a danger to us all.

A Greek Tragedy II

Greece has been beset by street protests and troubles for the last week, the nature of which are reminiscent of the Paris troubles of 1968. The cause of this unrest is ostensibly the death of a fourteen year boy, shot by police after a disturbance but the trouble quickly spread and now seems aimed at the ills of Greek political society.

As I mentioned in an earlier (and somewhat criticised story...) Greece is facing serious economic problems, particularly in the area of youth unemployment which is at 19% and that is whats fuelling the disturbances. However, this should not be allowed to mask the fact that the problems in Greece stem partly from early membership of the EU in 1981.

This was only seven years after the restoration of 'democracy' and didn't allow for the necessary period of democracy and reforms, which were much needed after the military Govt of the colonels. This early membership sealed institutional corruption into the body politic of Greece, and that's why 'connections' and bribes are so openly seen in the practice of government at all levels.

Mass youth unemployment amongst those that have no 'connections', are what is fuelling the unrest as they know that the privileged will continue to get the best jobs in a weakening economy.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

A Greek Tragedy

This story illustrates the downturn in the economic fortunes of Greece since the country had its heyday, as a funds recipient country in the EU (before enlargement took UK money to other destinations). There has in fact been a small rise in the absolute numbers of UK visitors to Greece, but this is offset by the fact that as the cost of living has reached parity with, and in some cases surpassed, that of the UK, the type of visitors to Greece seems to have changed.

Gone are many of the singleton 'Grecophiles', walking the hills of Attica looking for Myths and Legends, and in their place are the booze cruisers and 18-30 type crowds. Many independent holiday makers are now looking at unspoilt regions of Bulgaria, Turkey (which always seems cheap), and Romania, who offer similar classical style holidays, but at about half the price of Greece and still offer more unspoilt areas, and this is the siren call for the classicist, or the lazy beach addict like me.

Speaking solely for myself, I used to regularly go to the Greek Isles, but stopped after my last two trips, as it now appears that the chance of a peaceful idyll on a Greek island have been seriously lessened by some desperate and unplanned commercialisation.Large tracts of the beach areas available, are either heavily populated or blocked off, with every inch  seemingly claimed and owned by someone (whether legally or not), and you are almost charged just for standing still or looking at the sea, or rather the 'banana boats' roaring up and down.

The sound of 'Pop Music' blaring out of every bar and roadside taverna, rather than the dulcet tones of the Bouzouki, is what flattens the ears when you walk the Greek resort streets these days. With the final straw being the chain rattling Quad bikes, revved up to the max throttle by sixteen year old British drunks, and roaring up and down every street and road from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm.

In an attempt to keep costs down, standards of accommodation maintenance are under pressure, and meals are as likely to be frozen 'precooked', as 'home made', making the whole experience feel like a pub lunch rather than an exotic adventure in a foreign cuisine. There is also a plethora of Albanian and Romanian 'Gypsy's, who use their kids to beg or pickpockets, with the PC disease seeming to stop the Greeks doing anything about this plague, and it makes walking the streets in the evenings a real hassle.

The desperation of the Greek hotelier and shop keepers to milk every source of revenue, and take advantage of any income stream, has often led to them destroying the very reason for many visitors going there in the first place. The idyllic and sybaritic lifestyle offered in the adverts (and to some extent the reality) has in many instances been turned into a tawdry and shabby trip to 'Blackpool' with sunshine.

It was utter hell ..... and thus ended a twenty year love affair with the Aegean and Ionian Seas, that had brought me great pleasure over that period, but ended, just as most love affairs do, with some tears.

The last few years I have gone to the Italian Lakes instead, which although every bit as expensive as Greece, still has some areas where a tourist can enjoy "La Dolce Vita".... sad, but true to say that Greece has probably been lost to me as a regular destination now, and it has only the economics and greed to blame for this.

The Greeks used the 'golden years' of EU funds to build more and more hotels, and destroyed much woodland and habitat to do so. Now much of the beauty has almost gone, and nothing but ever more empty hotel rooms or half built developments may be all the legacy left.

Spain has gone through a similar experience, and now is one continuous concrete block from Malaga to Gibraltar, and the rest of the Mediterranean is seemingly heading in the same direction. But in Spain there is some recognition that cheap tourism is no longer  sustainable and in Majorca for example, they have already started to blow up some of the 1960's hotels and cut the visitor numbers, which I think is a good idea to make these destinations pleasant once more ....

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Getting a Hit from AIDS drugs in South Africa

Remember all that fuss about South Africa not giving Anti-retro Viral drugs to HIV sufferers, citing costs and a belief that AIDS came from another source. The then health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang (aka "Dr Beetroot"), suggested traditional treatments like garlic, lemons and beetroots, instead of championing anti-retroviral drugs. "We should build up immune systems" was her defence against attacks.

The New SA health Minister Barbara Hogan said that she "would thoroughly endorse the roll-out of anti-retrovirals and any way we can accelerate that."

OK, far so good, SA was now going to increase supplies of Anti-retro Viral drugs to HIV sufferers, but then comes this story from the BBC and SABC.

Anti-retroviral drugs, being given to AIDS and HIV sufferers at great expense to the SA economy, are being bought or stolen and then smoked by teenagers in South Africa to 'get high'.

Almost unbelievably some of the Township recipients or healthcare dispensers of Anti-retroviral drugs would prefer to either get a hit by smoking them, or passing them on to teens for money, so that they can get a hit.

"I couldn't believe it. I was shocked at first" documentary-maker Tooli Nhlapo who filmed the story for SABC. "I went back to the township and then I discovered that it was something that was known in the entire township," she said. It had now become a national problem in South Africa, she added.

There are now actually shortages of the vital drugs because so many are going missing from the system.

It appears that Manto Tshabalala-Msimang new her people better than many AIDS activists .... money spent on better food and nutrition might have been a better use of funds, rather than creating a brand new, and possibly unique, drug habit amongst large portions of the population, who just seem incapable of understanding what HIV and AIDS are.

Monday, 8 December 2008

The One Eyed Veil proposed for shameless women

This story has done the rounds recently .......

A Saudi Cleric, Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan , who is apparently influential (so Allah help the women of his congregation), has said that too many women make up their eyes to inflame men's passions, and that even wearing the normal Saudi woman's attire of, full tent with eye slit (Burqa and Niqab), is lewd and unseemly.

He has therefore said that women should now only have an eye slit big enough for one eye to see out of ...... you really don't have to pay them to come up with this stuff, they do it all by themselves.

Women in the non Muslim world, you really can't say that you have not been warned about whats coming when Sharia rules the world.

Too Sexy for her Burqa?

Ahh, thats better and now she can't drive a car anymore either !

Saturday, 6 December 2008

The "Karaoke King" dies

A strange little story, in which a man who refused to hand over the microphone in a Karaoke bar in Sandakan, Malaysia, and sang, and sang, and sang and sang, until finally the other patrons of the bar, killed him!

I have some sympathy for the killers in this instance, as I remember once that a man in a pub in Chorlton-Cum-Hardy I was in, put a huge amount of money into the Juke Box and played "Olivers Army" by Elvis Costello over and over again, but before he could be killed, the landlord evicted him and switched the jukebox on and off so that it reset.

So if these guys are looking for a jury member, just drop me a line!

Cholera stalks Africa

I mentioned in an earlier blog that getting Mugabe out of power would a bit more than problematic, despite votes against him at home and condemnations abroad ..... well here we are some months later and Mugabe is still in power, despite losing an election, reneging on a forced power sharing scheme, and every other cop out that SADC could devise.

Now comes the news that the country has collapsed to the state that the scourge of Cholera now stalks southern Africa, with well over 600 deaths (probably double that or more) in Zimbabwe and outbreaks in other countries, as refugees take the illness with them across the borders. Previously it has only been the ruins that comprise the DR Congo, that have threatened to sink to this level of misery after independence.

How low can a country in Africa sink before other Africa leaders admit that its failed?

They still refuse to depose Mugabe, and even when figures suggest that nearly fifty percent of the population are in exile or heading for refugee camps, they will not condemn the criminal incompetence that has destroyed a whole rich country inside twenty five years.

I will not mince my words here, Black Africans politicians are little more than criminals and semi educated scum ..... they are all thieves and tyrants, and Sub Saharan Africa is a basket case, despite the odd 'good news' story.

Maybe we should just abandon the whole continent and leave them to fall back into the tribalism and barbarism that they appear to want.

There is not one, not one single one of these countries, that I would be happy to live in, and I include South Africa in that, as they are only one dictator away from the joining 'African Model'. I have friends in SA who suggest that corruption is increasingly a problem in SA, even at the top with both Mbeki and Zuma under suspicion of taking bribes.

Friday, 5 December 2008

A Tale of Two Politicians

There has been something of a political scandal going on in the UK, where an opposition MP Damian Green was arrested under anti terrorism legislation, on the apparently non - terrorist charge of 'suspicion of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office' (aka being leaked home office immigration secrets), his offices and homes searched.

This was compounded by the the 'sanctity' of MP's in the Palace of Westminster being abused when the Serjeant-at-Arms, who works for the 'speaker of the house' (who is a government MP appointee), allowed the police in to Parliament with no warrants.

The protection against arrest in Parliament had been one of the MP's arguments with Charles I before the English Civil War, so this was a serious matter, and when former Labour MP Tony Benn said that 'Once the police can interfere with Parliament, we are into the police state', you know it was a serious breach of privileges. As usual all the Government Ministers claimed to have had no knowledge of events.

Then we come to Peter Hain, a man I freely admit to considering nothing more than a political chancer, who flips and flops his opinions to get office (He was famously anti nuclear and then not so when given a ministerial job) ..... he had been under something of a cloud over £103,000 in campaign donations, which were declared 'late'. He has now been investigated and prosecutors said on Friday there was 'insufficient evidence to charge him with anything'.

He has been on TV and Radio and told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I stepped down from the government to clear my name and now I'm pleased I have done so". Now forgive me, but 'insufficient evidence to charge' someone, is not the same as 'clearing' them, and its this sloppy interpretation of events that is a hall mark of this governments spin.

Justice for Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman

I have a streaming cold which is driving me insane, but one little bit of good news, was the sentence of OJ Simpson to fifteen years for kidnap and armed robbery .... sadly he will probably be out in six, (if he doesn't appeal), but at least its some time in prison for a murderer who got away with it in public, because a black majority jury wouldn't convict a 'black hero'.

Short of killing her live on TV, the evidence couldn't have been more damning, except apparently if you shout "Racism" over and over again to a poor black jury. The fact that he was ordered to pay $33.5m (£19m) in damages after a civil suit by Mr Goldman's father, shows what a normal jury found to be the true case.

Best line of the Story, Judge Glass also denied defence motions for bail pending appeal, saying 'both defendants posed a risk of fleeing'...... ha ha ha, and they say Americans don't do irony!

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