Aug 09

The current vogue of being righteously upset at the events in Gaza is of course something I agree with. Nonetheless flying Palestinian flags and declaring Israeli free zones is bullshit. The tone is very much ego stroking. Oh this is so bad and I am so good. The mistake of the left though is to stroke the ego. To patronise people who talk of martyrs. If they really supported the people of Gaza there would be talk of ending the Egypt (Saudi’s proxy) and Israeli blockade which causes more lasting misery and reduces some to acts of futile resistance. The coherent message has to be end the blockade not anger and self preening.

The Gaza war for me is amazing for the openness that Israel has shown to journalists. The US/UK machine in Iraq targeted or appears to target reporters it does not like. There were no film as soldiers shot up the road and killed anything on it be it tank or family car with only implanted shills to report on it. No one was allowed to see enough of the murderous assault on Fallujah or the depleted uranium weapons or the cluster bombs or when Sunni factions were hired as death squads – sidebar they were betrayed and we’re now bombing our former death squads as ISIS and other banners. The media snopaked it. Ed Miliband does not get half the odium of Bibi Netanyahu say despite being a leading apparatchik of the vile Blair and Brown regimes who perpetrated those crimes.

Israel fans supply some pretty silly rhetoric of their own they started out saying they were better than Syria and Assad. Wow I’m better person than Jimmy Savile but I won’t be putting that on a T shirt any time soon. Then it was why should Israel be held up and pilloried and not Turkey which claims to also be a 1st world democracy? Let’s keep our standards low I guess.

However they had a point but of course the real parallel and the one most sane would agree with is that of the UK US and their campaigns of drones, death squads, torture, rendition and at times slaughter.  They could point out that the US recruits poor people to be soldiers with promises of lifelong health care and housing and free seats at baseball occasionally. Similarly Israel uses conscripts and thus these groups are hardly going to be civilian friendly – not that the UK’s professional army has not cost Millions because of its lack of control and brutality. The US also uses private contractors with immunity from any charges. War is not a good business. We’re not as bad as the US Army is what Israel could rightly say.

Thus when the glib liar Obama starts lecturing or the inane Kerry gets on his high horse I wonder what Netanyahu thinks? You hypercritical cunts? Not that he gets any sympathy from me having to deal with the glibster and his tall crony it is in some small way retribution although not nearly enough.

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Aug 27

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein

John Kerry is apparently intelligent. He is very rich. Yet he stands there and makes moral judgement from the country who introduced me to the concepts of Waterboarding, Drone Striking, Extra Ordinary Rendition, Napalm, Agent Orange and Double Taps. He represents a President who personally asked Yemen to retain in jail the journalist who had shown him up as the man who murdered 35 women and children.

Quite where Hague and Kerry get their moral authority from is beyond me. Hague’s crimes are more of the facilitating type but in many ways that is worse.

So far Iraq and Libya are broken ex countries the US and UK created earlier. Do we really expect to do any good in Syria? Hell we don’t even know who the good guys are there.

 

 

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Jul 03

Morsi and Erdogan probably would argue they had a democratic mandate.

Justin Webb argued that the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) upholding the Constitution over Bill Clinton’s Defence of Marriage Act (DOMA) was undemocratic. I had made the point that as things stand the UK is as good (or bad) as the US with or without a constitution and rights. Am I now defending that constitution over not having one? Continue reading »

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Apr 01

I’ve recently come across Poe’s Law which apparently is about fundamentalism but actually covers our sporting cultures very well. It essentially says that people who are extreme are beyond parody. That their views so ridiculous a parody or one of their beliefs side by side would be both assumed parody or serious not either or.

In Westminster self parody merely reflects conceit not Poe’s Law. Had it happened today anyone sane would have assumed David Miliband resigning because Sunderland had appointed a fascist was laughable hypocrisy. However the conceit of our politicians is they are somehow moral. That a man who oversaw torture and rendition and got cosy with the Gaddafi regime judges the genuinely held views of a football manager. Morally Sunderland went up at worst it’s a zero sum game.

It’s not just Labour. Iain Duncan Smith is a man so greedy he paid his wife taxpayer money to answer the phone at home essentially. He says he could live off £53 a week. I spend that on groceries never mind what I spend on lunch. This man is a buffoon. I’d given him 2 days. We would save more money just from the tax and extra spending a real interest rate would cause. The poor are being hurt not for any benefit to society but like Cyprus to German public opinion.

The central conceit of Merkel, IDS and Miliband is that they are working for the good of everyone. Sadder still these nasty scum may not even see what they are in their lonely moments.

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Apr 11

The news that William Hague and co are buying off anyone who knows about torture and rendition and hence protecting the anti humans of Labour and MI5 and MI6 from being labeled war criminals  shows that whatever Westminster party you support they are all in it together.

This at a time when the UK is pressing China over the death of a businessman and trying to make it’s patchwork quilt of morality stick over the murdering scum bag Assad. All whilst we play cricket and make nice congratulating Sri Lanka on their genocide.

It’s our money they’re wasting on cover ups.

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Feb 12

I won’t go into the ins and outs of the disputes but the reaction to the so called football racism rows has been utterly ludicrous. The UK must look like an asylum to anyone from outside. The level of coverage and frantic polemified reaction seems illustrative of a deeper neurosis. Continue reading »

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Dec 04

One of the insights of arguing against Labour in a time when the Tory Govt is bringing back Class War is that you come to realise that supporting Labour, for those who are not fanatics [fans], is an affectation. A sign of a middle class person’s inherent goodness. Continue reading »

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Nov 15

The current travails of the Penn’ State’s [American] Football program has seen sport’s journalists rightly slag off missing standards and integrity. The total and utter ignorance of inconvenient truths by weak men who lead others and set standards but don’t live up to them.  Continue reading »

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Sep 29

The self righteous Harriet Harman was thoroughly exposed yesterday. As she clapped Ed Miliband’s denunciation of the Iraq war David Miliband reminded her she supported it. Now it seems she just supports Ed. Whoever is Leader. My Party right or wrong.

This on the day it turns out despite the incompetence, their claim not mine, of MI5 and MI6 it turns out Blair knew the US was torturing and knew it was wrong. He told them but continued his enthusiastic support and even dictated the timing of rendering people to Guantanamo. It does seem that Labour is a chain of obsequiousness with the US President at the top and then the Labour leader and then the serfs. It’s a cult more than a serious thinking political party who allow decisions from the top to hold no matter who agrees with them. That is at least the lesson of Blair and Harman.

My only thought was maybe Noel Edmonds Hit Squad could create a premise where Labour and the BNP merged and see if Harman clapped loudly at a Nick Griffin speech. I guess with cyphers like her Ed Miliband will not have much to worry about internally.

And finally on Harman I used to think she must be doing something right to be hated by the Daily Mail. Now I realise now mine enemy’s enemy is not necessarily my Friend albeit if I was leader of the Labour Party she would be no matter what I said.

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Jul 26

Maybe I watched too many Ripping Yarns but watching Cameron make the same mistakes as Poodle Bliar in Washington trying to find favour with the bully by being an acolyte made me wonder if the Eton bully had been paid off by Cameron’s charm. That Cameron had escaped a hard night on his arse or a kicking by a lower standard of bullying than one would expect for such an expensive so called education. He appears to have learned less than the rest of us in our comprehensives about the laws of bullies.

Most of us have learned that not being Bully’s friend and standing up to bully gets at worst one serious kicking. Frankly if the price to Britain was the loss of a murdering poisoning BP then so be it. One wonders if in all the rhetoric our commitment to get out of a war they [Lib Con Govt] clearly realise is nonsense in Afghanistan has been delayed. Long term savings from wars, in lives, in not being a party to murder/drone strikes/Rendition/Torture, supporting murdering 3rd world Govts make BP surely a price worth paying? After all we argued it was not British a few weeks ago albeit it was known as Blair Petroleum once!

Europe after the kicking France took over Iraq, when it was in the right, has adopted patronising the US without doing anything meaningful as a means of survival. Be nice to bully but walk a different way i.e. don’t send meaningful amounts of troops and do not have them in the front line. The Germans also.

There are many ways to deal with Bullies but the worst is to be the Bully’s friend.

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