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Lefty racism

Burkini Atoll

You always know when politicians are either unwilling or unable to address something which is bothering a lot of people.

They make a big splash over something which is basically irrelevant, go on TV and talk about it, introduce legislation if necessary, generally create a big old fuss. I refer of course to the French and their ludicrously miniscule “Burkini ban”

I’ve only ever once in my travels through the Med seen a woman wearing one. It was in a water park and she was thoroughly soaked like everyone else. I felt a little sorry for her. Whether it was some patriarchal figure who said she had to wear it (ludicrous on its own terms by the way), or whether she was a prisoner of her own idiot ideology swallowed whole, I do not know. But one thing was for sure, she was no threat.
Now there are good reasons for banning some of the looser Islamic clothing and some of the face coverings, I get that. Sometimes you need to show ID, and very loose clothing can hide a multitude of sins. But there really isn’t a problem with beachwear.

Politicians could do something effective like say halting immigration, beginning deportations, not legally recognising polygamy (sic), insist on English competence before citizenship, ending ‘faith’ schools, prosecuting child rapists without fear of being called racist or abolishing hate crime or hate speech laws. They could allow us the means of self-defence. Israel recognises an armed populace is essential for the safety of its citizens; we in the West allow ours to be tortured and killed.

They could reach the now obvious conclusion that radical Islam and its adherents hate us and their presence in the West is antithetical to our continued peaceful existence and civilisation.

But they don’t, or won’t and thus getting “tough on Burkinis”

Idiotic, counter-productive and a symbol of their own impotence.

Narratives and reality 2

Sylville Smith was unlikely to win a Nobel prize (unless he became a community organiser of course). He did however have a pretty substantial arrest record for some serious crimes. He was the individual the Milwaukee police shot recently and this was the incident that sparked the “protests” It must be said the lazy, formulaic media coverage doesn’t help. It’s always black ‘youth’ killed by white police officer and you are invited to imagine you are back in segregated Alabama in 1950.

There is rarely if ever any coverage of the huge number of black “youths” being killed by other black youths. I saw 2016 figures from Chicago recently and of the over 2,000 gun-shot victims in the city, seven were shot by police. If the 350+ homicides, none were shot by police. You might reasonably conclude this is the bigger story. That is unless you just wanted to hawk the white racism angle.

You might also want to address the absolutely epidemic levels of black on white crime eloquently highlighted in the book “Don’t make the black kids angry” by Colin Flaherty. Mr Flaherty absolutely demolishes the myth of black victimisation and shows how they are in fact, the aggressor not the peaceful victim.

Now whether this reporting is just lazy, repetitive journalism at its worst or deliberately seeing one thing and calling it something else is not clear. Perhaps there is some kind of leftie journalistic pressure to peddle the narrative. But one thing is for sure, the scenes we’ve seen on television do not resemble a protest. Call me pedantic, but I’d define a protest as people with placards assembling to hear speeches with a clear outcome in mind. For example, legitimate protestors might say “We do not trust Milwaukee PD, instead we’d like to have the justice department investigate” Fine.

However arson, violence, looting, robbery, shooting at police, none of these things can be fairly called a protest. A more accurate description maybe opportunistic, atavistic crime. The “protestors” are simply seizing any excuse to commit larceny.

The reporting continues to stoke the fake racial narrative, the ever reliable BBC tell us “In 2014, police shot dead an unarmed black man, Dontre Hamilton, in Milwaukee, leading to protests in the city. Prosecutors chose not to charge the officer responsible”

“Chose” this suggests they casually thought “Pfft, we’re kinda busy” In fact there would have been a detailed review of the evidence, and had there been any chance of a conviction, the officer would have been thrown to the wolves. He was in fact, exonerated, shown to have acted properly. Not that you’d get that from the coverage.

Khalif Rainey, a Milwaukee’s city councillor, said people were “tired of living under this oppression” He added “Now this is a warning cry…Where do we go from here? Where do we go as a community from here?”

Hmm…. Well I’ve never struggled under the burden of slavery, but then neither has he or anyone else alive today in the West but I’d suggest the following.

Don’t steal cars, don’t steal guns, don’t flee from the police, and do drop the gun when a police officer is pointing his at you. Maybe also stop blaming white racism for everything, take responsibility, get an education, when you see black crime call it out rather than offer excuses. Oh and of you want to have kids, marry the woman in question. One of the very worst things you can do to a child is not be married to its mother.

Oh and in case you missed it, the officer who shot Mr Smith was African-American and the whole incident was captured on his body cam. Perhaps the protestors will volunteer to rebuild the stores they burned if its shown the shot was legitimate?

Circling the drain – Dead Tree Press edition

The Grauniad

The Guardian has confirmed losses of £69m for the last financial year but said it was making significant progress in its membership scheme, with more than 50,000 people paying to sign up.

Membership is a core part of plans by the publisher’s parent company, Guardian Media Group, to counteract falls in both print and digital revenue, which led to an £8m fall in total turnover to £209.5m.

The industry as a whole has faced greater than expected declines in print advertising over the past year, while digital ad growth has almost all gone to Google and Facebook. Guardian Media Group to cut 250 jobs in bid to break even within three years.

Not including one-off costs, the revenue decline resulted in a pre-tax loss of £68.7m, compared with £14.7m in the preceding year. On an underlying basis, losses were £62.6m, up from £38.8m.

However, exceptional items totalling more than £104m, including an £84m writedown of the value of its stake in business publisher Ascential, meant the company recorded a total loss of £173m.

The Guardian – Guardian’s losses hit £69m

Some of us, myself included have been hoping and praying for the death of The Grauniad for some considerable time as it one of the few remaining platforms for those of the left to preach their philosophy of “Gibs me dat” and “Do as I say, or else”.

Certainly I would pay good money to see George Monbiot, Polly Toynbee, Jessica Valenti, et al. being thrown onto the streets of North London with their possessions in a cardboard box a la the banksters of Lehman Brothers. Let them see if there is a market elsewhere for their biased coverage, opinions and editorialising, unless they can find shelter at the BBC, I very much doubt it.

Unfortunately, that probably won’t happen, instead I suspect we will see an abandonment of print journalism at some point in the not-too-distant-future, with a more gradual decline into darkness and irrelevance where the Independent has gone before.

Lest we forget, the Grauniad was the newspaper that was demanding a £2 a month levy on broadband bills to subsidise its inability to find subscribers.

A £2-a-month levy on broadband could save our newspapers

I mean seriously, would anything of value be lost?

The inherent anti-Semitism of the left

Zero tolerance for antisemites

I was having a beer and a chat with a friend of mine the other day who has lived for many years in various parts of the Middle East as an executive for various Oil and ancillary companies. Mike is the first to make jokes about the hypocrisy of the Saudi, UAE and Bahraini arabs when it comes to public attitudes and private behaviours (such as the locks they keep on their drinks cabinets to stop their servants stealing their alcohol), but when it comes to the subject of Israel, apparently I am “brainwashed by Jewish propaganda”.

Where exactly this “Jewish propaganda” is coming from is somewhat obscure. Certainly the 4th estate (apart from the Jewish Chronicle I suspect), have been pumping out guff about all Israelis being baby murderers since I first picked up a Grauniad in the 80’s. Perhaps it is being transmitted via WiFi – in which case a tinfoil hat would seem to be in order.

The inherent and often-times overt anti-Semitism of the left I find strange, because they are usually the first to make the pod-people like accusation of “Racist!”, but as per usual it is only wrong when it fails to support the narrative of the “poor Palestinians” and the “diversity enriching Muslim community” (provided they don’t have to live with the imported hordes).

Jeremy Corbyn, erstwhile demolisher of the Labour Party (praise be upon him), is a prime example of this hypocrisy as are his followers in the Momentum group.

Activists linked with the Jeremy Corbyn’s hard leftist Momentum group are partly to blame for a rise in anti-Semitism at Oxford, a senior source at the Oxford University Labour Club has alleged.

It comes after a former co-chairman of the club claimed the infiltration of ‘hard leftists’ at the Oxford University Labour Club has led to a ‘vicious culture of personal attacks’, including the recent anti-Semitic incidents.

It also follows the resignation of the co-chairman of the organisation, Alex Chalmers, earlier this week after accusing a large proportion of members of having “some kind of problems with Jews”.

It is alleged the hard leftists are members with links to Momentum, the hard-Left group backed by Jeremy Corbyn, and are claimed to be advancing an “authoritarian and intolerant” Marxist tradition that “punishes dissent”.

Momentum activists blamed for rise of anti-semitism at Oxford Labour Club, a senior source has claimed

For myself, I will continue to openly support Israel as the only democracy in the region worth mention and where I encounter the hypocrisy of the left call it out for what it is.

I think Mike will think twice about raising the subject again. :-)

Time for home truths at the Oscars

NPH Oscars Joke

Charlotte Rampling is the latest star to wade into the row brewing over the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominations.

The 69-year-old, who has been nominated in the Best Actress category for her performance in 45 Years, said the move by some of Hollywood’s elite to boycott the awards “is racist to whites”.

She told French radio network Europe 1 on Friday morning, “Perhaps the black actors didn’t merit being on the finishing line”.

“One can never really know, but perhaps the black actors did not deserve to make the final list,” added Rampling.

Charlotte Rampling: Oscars row is ‘racist to white people’

Good for Charlotte Rampling, giving a few home truths to younger Oscar hopefuls about life in the real world…well, as far as that applies to Hollywood anyway.

Not that the Oscars represents anything like the real world, but you don’t tend to get a global television audience for the National Window Cleaners Awards do you? Then again window cleaning isn’t a multi-billion dollar industry where the top earners are treated like 19th Century royalty.

What she’s saying is true about earning acting accolades on merit rather than just because of the colour of your skin, but it does rather go against the whole black oppression narrative of the not-very-liberal-left.

Just because AMPAS aren’t prepared to give Will Smith a nomination for doing a comedy Nigerian accent with a straight-face in his latest movie “Concussion” doesn’t mean that all the members of the Academy are card carrying members of the KKK and some of those making a fuss may have cause to regret their actions in future years.

Unlike the population of Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, AMPAS is largely made up of those who have won awards previously and by definition, this makes it pretty much white and pretty much male, or as our SJW screecher’s would have it “a bastion of racist, elitist privilege”.

If Hollywood insiders start throwing those sort of remarks (even highly diluted) about the membership of the Academy to which they aspire, then don’t expect an invitation to join their ranks any time soon.

Hollywood can usually afford a few worthy set pieces like “Selma” here-and-there as long as they are backed up by receipts from the latest blockbuster Superhero’s movie, but if Hollywood executives start paying attention to the hyperbole of lefty Celebrities rather than audiences then Hollywood studios will end up being severely out of pocket.

A perfect example of this mentality is the new Ghostbusters film, due for release in July 2016, which has a massive $154 million budget and is already expected to be the biggest flop of the year. It takes a bit more to make a successful blockbuster than putting a bunch of fat female comediennes on screen and hoping the SJW crowd will support you. I suspect that by the end of the Summer there will be quite a few studio executives at Village Roadshow Pictures who will be looking for new employment.

Ghostbusters Remake - Biggest flop everGhostbusters – We ain’t afraid of no flop!

Ultimately, I suspect that Charlotte’s comments (in French on Europe 1), may get a bit more coverage than she was hoping for and not for the reasons that she wants, but then again AMPAS are a funny bunch and may just award her the Oscar she’s up for as a nice “Fuck you!” to all the delicate little flowers calling them a bunch of racists.

Ah Well. Whatever happens. C’est La Vie!

World’s first race transplant

Rachel Dolezal before and after her race change

A prominent civil rights activist in the United States is facing investigation after her parents accused her of falsely passing herself off as black.

Rachel Dolezal, 37, has been the head of the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People, or NAACP, in Spokane, Washington, since January.

But her parents have now told US media that Ms Dolezal is in fact white – and has spent several years deliberately misleading the public and her colleagues about her race.

“She’s our birth daughter and we’re both of European descent,” her father, Larry Dolezal, told Buzzfeed. “We’re puzzled and it’s very sad.”

“Rachel has wanted to be somebody she’s not. She’s chosen not to just be herself but to represent herself as an African American woman or a biracial person. And that’s simply not true,” her mother, Ruthanne Dolezal, told KREM news, a television network.

White woman ‘posed as black civil right leader’ in years-long deception

Colour me somewhat unsurprised really, given the nature of positive discrimination in the United States. Economics 101 says “incentives matter”. She was unlikely to get this cushy role with a black advocacy group given her WASP background so, bit of frizzy hairstyle and a darker shade of fake tan and voila! an instant ethnic – the worlds first race transplant.

I suppose it shows the progress of the civil rights movement, less than a century ago “race deception” was all the other way and solely to avoid discrimination.

The question then becomes whether she will resign or be fired? and if so on what grounds? I say this because it sounds like she would have a decent claim for dismissal on the basis of racial discrimination. :-)

Who said the Americans didn’t do irony?

Redefining Diversity

Goldsmiths University London

[TRIGGER WARNING: The following blog post contains irony and may be triggering for special little snowflakes]

A student group has been accused of sexism and racism for banning all men and white people from attending an equality event.

Goldsmiths University student union have been slammed after refusing to allow anybody that isn’t a non-white female from attending the event – organised to protest against inequality and celebrate racial unity.

White people and men told ‘please don’t come’ to student protest against inequality

Just when I thought the legions of Social Justice Warriors (aka SJW’s) couldn’t get any worse, they keep proving me wrong. It’s a bit like the old adage, “If you make something idiot proof, god will just make a better idiot”.


It’s not just us brutal Anglo Saxons you know…

Protest outside Muenster Town Hall

This weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting a friend in the historic city of Münster, Germany – a university town with 50,000 students and famous as the site of the Rathaus where the Treaty of Westphalia was signed ending the Thirty Years’ War in 1648.

What was not so appealing this weekend was the protest outside the historic Rathaus by a group of supporters of the Palestinians shouting quite frankly repulsive and anti-Semitic slogans while the Police looked on with cold eyes.

The rally had been called by the “initiative of the Friends of Palestine in Münster”. Bearing banners and pamphlets to express their protest the participants were mainly women with headscarves and children.

They also chanted slogans such as “child murderer Israel” or “mass murderer Netanyahu”. In a pamphlet stated: “We do not hate the Jews, but the terrorist state of Israel.”

On the opposite side of the street, under the arches, demonstrated a significantly smaller group of people for self-defense of Israel.

Heated verbal exchanges on the principal market (in the original German, translated into English by Google Translate)

It was quite clear to all concerned that the Police were not there to ensure the demonstrators didn’t get out of hand (as occasionally happens with environmental and Neo-Nazi protests in Germany), but rather to ensure that the demonstrators themselves were protected from the public at large.

Marcus, my host for the weekend, is an educated native German with a doctorate in physics who spends his summer vacations building village schools in rural India, so not exactly a little-Deutschlander, but he was outraged to the point of anger that the “…spectre of the anti-Semitism of the Nazi era…” (his exact words) should be displayed again on the streets of Germany.

I pointed out to Marcus that if the right to free-speech means anything, it means the right to make statements which others may find offensive and that there is no general right not to be offended.

“Quite correct”, Marcus said, “but if the protesters had been ethnic German’s rather than immigrants, then they would have been dragged away by the Police at the first anti-Semitic outburst” – this was in relation to an anti-immigration protest at the Münster Rathaus some months ago, which the police had broken up for exactly that reason.

“The police are afraid to intervene because they are Muslims” was Marcus’ final word on the matter.

Conservatives screwed Detroit, reason #12546

They can’t be serious, surely.

From our deep thinking and intellectual friends at, an article with the fascinating title of Why the right hates Detroit.

As payback for the worldwide revolution symbolized by hot jazz, Smokey Robinson dancin’ to keep from cryin’ and Eminem trading verses with Rihanna, New Orleans and Detroit had to be punished. Specifically, they had to be isolated, impoverished and almost literally destroyed, so they could be held up as examples of what happens when black people are allowed to govern themselves.

This is where the writer drops into paranoia, fantasy and paranoia.

Back in Britain.

I have been back in Britain a few days (it feels like years), my impressions are….

“Evening Standard” on the late night-early morning train from the airport.

Weird article attacking “golf club Nazis” (for such clearly Nazi things as likeing Monty Python – no the article made no sense to me either). I have now remembered that this article was supposed to prove that “Citizenship” classes-tests should teach immigrants how to claim government benefits.  No I do not know why that is supposed to be a good (not a bad) thing  – or what it has got to do with Monty Python.

Odd letters to the editor saying they supported the government’s policy of reducing state spending (what reduction in state spending?) but wanted more spending on X, Y, Z – such as railways to places which already have railways going to them.

A big article on the “living wage” idea, which showed no idea of what a labour market is – and how trying to increase wages (with no increase in productivity) can only increase unemployment. But quoted various “leading conservatives” as being in support of the “living wage” concept, as a way of fighting the multinational corporations (why would a conservative want to do that?).

And an article by Mr Cameron on “keeping the spirit of the games alive” – but I could not bring myself to read it.

Back in Kettering told that Holocaust memorial day was used as an excuse for death-to-Israel speeches (killing six million Jews in the 1940s was wrong – but killing another six million Jews now would be good, because Jews are Nazis or something…. a bit like the golf club people?).

Visit London – go round bookshops. Leftist books are the ones pushed forward (on bits of board) or turned to face the customers. Pro free market books very rare in the London bookshops anyway. Do the shareholders in Waterstones, W.H. Smiths, and Foyles know that the staff (including the managers?) want them robbed and murdered?

And why do people employed in comfortable bookshops hate “capitalists” and “capitalism” anyway (it is something to do with the shareholders likeing Monty Python? or are they Jews? or perhaps they play golf?). Anyway the people in London appear to be very prosperious – try to force down “credit bubble city” thoughts….

Lots of students – perhaps this “education” thing explains a lot…..

Try to see the film “Zero Dark Thirty” in Kettering – but it is only on late at night in the cinema. So they can say that there is not much call for it? Something I have noticed before with non P.C. films – they are either not shown at all in the local cinema, or they are shown only once a day and an irritating time.

Notice that leftist newspapers (such as the “I”) still have special stands at the local supermarket or (like the ultra Keynesian “Financial Times”) are raised on boards to make them more visible than other newspapers. Why?

Leftist magazines also still pushed and non leftist ones not. Even “Time” magazine (which is not even a British magazine and has no British news in it) put in favoured position – for no reason.

British television and radio news (and television and radio comedy) scream, gag, slump to floor…….

Oh yes – I almost forgot…..

Hour long speech (loud enough to be a speech anyway) on the train to London from a young person who worked in the Cabinet Office (amongst other places) about how he went to see Barack Obama sworn in again – and had the words “Barack Obama” written into his flesh. Supposedly Comrade Barack is a great leader for “our people” (the gentleman had an English accent) and lots of words about Barack Obama’s skin colour (which was the same as that of the person giving the speech).

Does this chap understand that he is a racist? Or does he have some some sort of Frankfurt School way out of basic logic?

Anyway his friends seemed most impressed by his words. And he did make a couple of references to things other than Mr Obama’s skin colour. For example the importance of “networking” to gain money from the state (I suppose the word “networking” is a word that modern people use for “corrupt influence”) and how much money (1.2 million) a friend of his had raised for the Obama campaign.

Oh, of course, also how people joined the “public sector” to “help people”. The young gentleman was expensively dressed – so clearly the “public sector” (the taxpayers) have helped him, and his “networking friends”.

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I dare say.

I suspect that this being the ABC the comments were not quite what they anticipated.

H/T Andrew Bolt

Update:  If you are scratching your head in puzzlement, try here, here, here, and here.


Ken Livingstone

Has anti Jewish bigotry become mainstream amongst progressives in London? Jews are all rich are they? Money grubbers maybe? Tell me, do they make Passover bread with the blood of Christian children? Poison wells maybe? Or is that sort of claim still a bit extreme for the moment?

Pogrom anyone?

Why is Ken Livingston still a member of the Labour Party?


The Guardian’s CiF writer Lemn Sissay is advocating what can only be described as apartheid. Oh and he also launches into a deranged (and irrelevant) rant on gollywogs and refers to children as “resources”. It’s truly a class act!.

Shhhh, not so loud, someone may hear

Am I still allowed to discuss what I call the poisonous doctrine of multiculturalism?

This blog is based in Australia, and it has now been determined that, when discussing matters of cultural identity and multiculturalism, there are statements which may not be said, and tones of voice which may not be used, especially if the tone used is not sufficiently respectful, or if inferences can be read between the lines – yes, that’s right. It is not what is actually written, but what is also inferred by someone who may or may not share your opinion as to what you meant in not writing certain stuff……..

If anyone has doubts about the subjectivity of yesterday’s decision, they should read Justice Bromberg’s findings about how often a “reasonable reader” might have read the articles, and whether or not they would have done so with “analytical care”. He discussed how the “style and structure” of the articles “invite supposition” and, remarkably, said: “Language of that kind has a heightened capacity to convey implications beyond the literal meaning of the words utilised.”

I don’t know what comments you may leave here may mean in terms of the law as it may affect me. Be polite.

Ebony is from Byron Bay……

It is unlikely you will be able to appreciate the true resonance of these words. Byron Bay is a beautiful country settlement about 75 km south of where I am on Queenslands Sunny Gold Coast. Rural hinterland with areas of subtropical forest, everything wealthy celebrities would want with their multi million dollar beachfront properties, middle class green communes, and the uber privileged choosing an earth mother lifestyle. The place is country living for those who can afford to escape real country living. There are places there for the rest of us as well, but the image of the wealthy and privileged econuts dominates. And best of all? Nimbin is just a short drive away. When you truly need to purchase authentic organic goats milk soap while celebrity watching on the beach and sipping a delightfully crisp local chablis you picked up at this divine little vineyard you passed on the drive up, well, then Byron Bay is the place for you.

Anyway, if you might think the Australian race classification laws may be being scammed, well, who are we, as Australians, to comment?


Jena Mason, 65, is accused of placing the controversial black doll on her window sill (a Gollywog) following an argument with her neighbour Stephen O’Donnell. Mr O’Donnell made a complaint to police after his wife Rosemarie, who is Jamaican, and their mixed race children were offended by her actions.

He said: “I am pleased the police are taking this seriously.

I’m not. For starters the cops ought to be looking into rapes, murders and stuff like that. You know crimes. Now obviously it was deliberately offensive but it is only PC culture that makes it so. As a small child I had a gollywog. I loved that toy and would really like to know where it went. So I’m a kid thirty years back and I’m out in my wellies with my Golly (and no I’m not shortening that because it is racist – I’m shortening for the same reason I’m “Nick” and not “Nicholas” – a term of affection – I loved that thing). Gollies have only been constructed as racist because it was decided they were. Like any symbol. A Swastika used to be a Hindu thing. Ain’t now is it?

The PC bunch assumed a child’s toy (my toy) was a racist icon. The display of such was probably a racist act but only because they invented the sin. They made it so.

As I said, I loved my Golly. I thought it a toy because it was. Even as a kid I didn’t think it a patronising representation of black people. Nick Griffin might think that. I didn’t, I don’t. You do wonder at the mindset. It is very similar.

It doesn’t see black people as people. I do. What is your major malfunction? Why do you need to demonise a toy that no one had a problem with until they were told they ought to?

And I am amused The Terriblegraph has to point out the white bloke and his Jamaican wife have “mixed-race children”. Well if they didn’t there would be one hell of a load of Barney Rubble at the divorce court.