"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Got The Blues

I've got the blues: a black dog, monkey on my back sort of day and, as usual, the monkey is politics.

The people we're helping
The people who "rule" us
The people who write in newspapers
Surprise, surprise
Arrested for "lack of common sense" in the US

The front pages:

The Daily Express
The Guardian
The Sun
The Independent
The Daily Telegraph
The Daily Mail

I mustn't forget The Daily Star.  Eighty-eight MPs signed an EDM calling on the BBC to include the DS in their regular newspaper reviews.  The EDM itself, put forward by Ian Lavery MP, has gone awol.  EDMs cost an average of £290 each and are essentially puff pieces for MPs to raise their own profile in the HoC: there were 1428 in the 2009-10 session of Parliament.

It's a rare occasion if the msm reports what the independent blogs report. THIS, is the most recent example - it's mentioned nowhere in the msm.  Not only do the press not report fully or without bias but they disseminate "untruths". Untruths are leftie-lie-speak, but we don't like lies, no-one ever lies; so they just forget to tell us things.

There's too much 'shock' and 'outrage', too many pendulums. We don't need winding up, only to be 'saved' by government intervention, and wound down again.  If you look closely at the news we're often presented with horrific scenarios juxtaposed with heart-melting animal or children stories: our 4th Estate has become the Mills & Boon of news reporting.

We live in a country that seems to be in perpetual fear of others and a permanent state of outrage, not only ready to take the slightest offence but actively looking for reasons to be offended and encouraged to do so by regulation and law.  People aren't afraid of their government, they're afraid of each other.  This needs to be turned on its head so that the government is afraid of the people because, after all, we do elect them and pay them to represent us.

Ultimately, people need to know the facts so they can make "an informed decision" (that's a great phrase by the way and much loved of Lefties when talking about public services and 'localism').  When was the British electorate last able to make "an informed decision"?

Shock, horror, outrage? By all means, but the government says: just so long as it isn't shock at innocent people dying from tasering; be horrified, as long as it isn't at NHS neglect; be outraged, as long is it isn't at government vacuity, incompetence and dereliction of duty.

One of the best posts this week is THIS, which highlights the disparity between those who rule and those who do not.  It's time more people knew about paedophilia in high places.

I also liked THIS and  THIS very much.  The UAF forgot Pastor Neimoller's words, if they ever knew them in the first place.

"Any time you're thinking evil, you're thinking about the blues."


  1. On kiddie porn pervs the phrase "escapes jail" seems to have become ubiquitous; does anyone fail to "escape jail" for that crime is it really just for the establishment and their mates?

  2. Yes, it was in every single headline. It's sickening and it smacks of institutionalised paedophilia and child abuse condoned by the courts.

  3. Fabian The FabulousAugust 31, 2011

    I love the idea of MPs campaigning to have the Daily Star featured on the BBC. Sadly, I think the Star they have in mind is the loopy Morning one - which has a minute circulation among England's few remaining commies.
    Will some MP be bold enough to put forward an EDM favouring the Daily Star? Here's hoping!

  4. You're probably right, FtheF. The link to the EDM seems to have disappeared and there's nothing listed under Ian Lavery now so I suppose we'll never know! It would have been surreal to see the BBC guest news reviewers giving their opinion on Morning Star articles.

  5. Fabian The FabulousAugust 31, 2011

    Hello Goodnight Vienna - I found the EDM here: http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-12/1334
    It was tabled in January, I wonder why it's suddenly emerged in the news now?

  6. Thanks FtheF, I looked in February. As for why now - Silly Season? I don't know, it's just one of those little things the some sections of the press like to shout about - 'commie MPs and the BBC'. I wonder who bankrolls the Morning Star - it can't make a profit from circulation and advertising. Thanks again for the link.


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