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Eleven questions with Anna Raccoon

‘Anna Raccoon’ lives in the Monbazillac area of South West France, renowned for its fine wines and gourmet food, so she frequently finds better things to do than sit in front of a computer all morning.  That said, anyone who has read her blog could hardly fail to be impressed.  The series on Duncroft in particular shows the strength of the blog when the MSM was in hysterical meltdown.  Anna was kind enough to answer the eleven questions.

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

Undoubtedly Gordon Brown, who so enraged the docile population of Britain that a 1000 blogs were spawned awakening a latent interest in politics in the hitherto trusting and supplicant population. Probably the most positive development in politics in living memory.

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

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 that allows civil servants to decide that anyone not behaving in the ‘approved’ manner lacks capacity, and thus can have their decisions made for them by a government apparatchik. Chilling.

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

Enjoy what is left of Western civilisation now – it won’t be there by the time you reach my age.

4. Who do you most admire?

Vicky Pryce. For letting it quietly be known that she thoroughly enjoyed her dinner in London – and thus allowing the rest of world to draw its own conclusions that husband Chris Huhne was a lying, cheating untrustworthy politician for claiming that she was driving his car when it was speeding. Classic slow burning revenge delivered with an air of innocence. Classy.

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

Optimistic that there will be a revolution, pessimistic that it won’t happen and the UK will die quietly and uncomplainingly.

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?

Blog. The Internet has given us the freedom to have widespread conversations that may seem futile but have real effect. See Huhne above.

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

Probably about the same time that Prince Charles becomes King. It will be the death knell.

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

Yep, and sharp knives, lengths of rope and all the other ways in which you can kill people. I’m not in favour of killing people per se, but banning just one method is ridiculous.

9. What annoys you most about current politics?

That we have to pay virtually half of everything our labour brings in order to pay for it.

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

Gold Standard. Something solid that we can all understand.

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

We have a moral obligation to help anyone in need, not just the poor. Money is not the only need.


  1. JuliaM says:

    “Probably about the same time that Prince Charles becomes King. It will be the death knell. “

    Let’s hope US psychic Jeanne Dixon is right, then!

  2. John Galt says:

    That would be a nice bonus wouldn’t it? Not only the death of the monarchy because of Charles Buggerlugs III, but also the death of the state as well.

    Doubt it will happen though, we’ll just gradually go broke as the deficit increases year by year as the politico’s over every persuasion can’t or won’t cut spending and taxes generate no more revenues as we are past the point on the Laffer curve.

    It’s like the old adage about bankruptcy, “It happens very slowly and then suddenly all at once.”

  3. Single Acts of Tyranny says:

    Okay Julia. I’ll bite, who is Jeanne Dixon?

  4. bloke in spain says:

    Sitting in the pelequero’s yesterday, waiting to have what little remains of the locks shorn, thumbing through the Mail came up with a few lines. Vicky Pryce is hot tipped to be parachuted into a safe LibDem seat should the current case turn out in her favour.
    Sorry, but is there no limit to the arrogance & sense of entitlement of the political class? With all respect to Ms Racoon, yes the subtle poisoning of her marital rat was an elegant revenge, but admirable? Ten years earlier would have been admirable.
    At the time the Huhnemobile was lighting up cameras on the M11, she was the chief economics adviser at the DTI. He was waffling for his his country at the European Parliament. Now I don’t have the slightest problem with breaking laws. I do so with relish at every opportunity. But I’m not drawing my monthly’s c/o the British taxpayer. And she & her hopefully soon to be imprisoned ex-spouse can be presumed to be sophisticated people. They should get this bit about personable responsibility. That if you’re part of the machinery that requires all us lesser mortals to do your bidding at pain of pain, you should stick to the rules you’re expecting us to abide by.
    Now, whichever way her case comes out, she’s going to be a court certified liar. She either lied to get the creep off the driving ban hook. Or she’s lying about doing so. Ain’t no other options. And her lies are particular ones. They put her personal & private affairs above the public interest. So is this really the sort of person anyone in their right mind* would want representing them in parliament?
    So, admire her, not.

    * Yeah. I know. Liberal Democrats. ’nuff said.

  5. Lynne says:

    Answers I can relate to. Anna R is someone I admire. And that’s saying something.

  6. RAB says:

    Ms Racoon is one of the finest writers on the Net, my hat is off to her. She answered the questions intelligently too, unlike some of the others you’ve chosen SIOT.

    According to Wiki, Jeane Dixon has a worse record on prediction than Doris Stokes. Jeane said that WW3 would break out in 1958.

  7. JuliaM says:

    SAOT, an American psychic who rather famously predicted Charles would never ascend to the throne. RAB’s comment on her hit rate is sadly true, but we can but hope…

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