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Eleven questions with James Higham

James Higham is the host of the ‘nourishing obscurity blog and a regular contributor to Orphans of Liberty.  He describes himself as having a background in education but also a former storeman, DJ, builder, screenprinter, gardener, shop assistant, thespian, stage manager, military and various other ventures.

His main addictions are sailing, wimmin and dark chocolate, in no particular order.  James was kind enough to answer the eleven questions.

1. Who was the greatest political leader in the Western world?

Jesus of Nazareth – most influence on billions

2. If you could change, introduce or abolish one law, what would it be?

Any stemming from political correctness or the EU.

3. What advice would you give to a sixteen year-old today?

Don’t trust the bastards.  They’re not your friends.  Don’t let them walk over you.

4. Who do you most admire?

Bloggers like Single Acts, Captain Ranty, Leg-Iron, Angry Exile, Julia M, Longrider, any who take  it up to the PTB.

5. Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the future of your country?

Pessimistic – they’re trying to kill the middle to working class and ruin good relations between people.

6. If you think voting for establishment parties changes little or nothing, what is the one thing we can do as individuals to cause real change?

Vote for anyone but the major parties to start with – that should cripple parliament in the short term, then we can do non-compliance.

7. When will we finally say good-bye to the state?

When it becomes unworkable [see 6] and it’s given a final shove.

8. Should free people have the right to keep and bear arms openly or covertly without government permission, sanction or registration?

Absolutely the right to bear arms.

9. What annoys you most about current politics?

No direct democracy – the PTB are such lowlifes as people.

10. Gold standard or fiat currency and interest rate control?

Maybe neither – I’m in learning mode on this one.

11. Do we have an obligation to help the poor?

I think as people – yes and we do give, not via the State though.


  1. john in cheshire says:

    Good answers, James. And what I would have expected from you.

  2. Paul Marks says:

    Even in Israel if you vote for a party that gets less than 2% you might as well have stayed home sitting in the garden.

    In Britain it is even more true that not voting for one of the “major parties” is pointless.

    However, UKIP may have reached the point (they would certainly argue so) that are actually starting to be a “major party” themselves.

  3. Julie near Chicago says:

    A good set of answers, even if I don’t agree with all of them. Oddly enough, during the Molyneux discussion it occurred to me that Jesus could be argued for as a candidate for “most [effective] politician.”

  4. amfortas says:

    You old softy, JH.

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