Friday, 23 March 2018

Absolutist Feminism Exposed

I've long had a bugbear with feminism, I have blogged about it in the past. I don't have a problem with the promotion of female equality, but I do have a problem with the feminist agenda: promoting certain restricted ideals of what it is to be a female.

The best way to get into a heated debate with a feminist is to discuss female rape fantasies and whether a female should act out those fantasies with a male. Very entertaining.These are the feminists that promote limited ideals of feminism. They can't compute the freedom of a woman to chose to act out a rape fantasy. They'll say "Well rape is rape...." Well, how can it be rape if the woman choses to be "raped" as part of a fantasy scenario, it's not rape if she requests to be willing part of a scenario that looks and feels like rape.  But that's me digressing....

The latest implosion of feminism is the issue over Labour party all-female selection lists and the fact that Labour are to allow Trans females onto the shortlists.

Of course this open up a whole can of worms now, because feminists are obcessing about the fact that the females were once men. In their eyes they still are men and shouldn't be allowed on all-female lists.

But.... If that male has transition either fully or partly, and they express female identity, female ideals and to all intents and purposes are female, why should feminists stand in judgement? Because they do, on anything that does not conform to "their" idea of feminism.

It's an interesting moral dillemma around positive discrimination and gender identity.

Not that discrimination in any form positive or negative should be tollerated.

If you fully subscribe to equality of any flavour, then discrimination of any type is intollerable. The best person for the job should be doing it, whatever their background, sexuality, gender or ethnicity.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Child Grooming and Exploitation: Just a Cultural Thing?

Yet another child grooming scandal has erupted in Telford, to add to  Rotherham, Rochdale, Newcastle, Peterborough....

I've already talked about these before, but people have to understand that this is a cultural norm in the countries that the members of the grooming gangs come from. This is not an abberrant part of Muslim society that is carrying out these atrocities.

It is rooted in Muslim culture or Sharia that Muslim women in general are second class citizens, lower in status to male Muslims. The qualification on those terms are correct: Muslim men come before Muslim women, then other people in the eyes of Muslim culture, all are lower in status. Non-believers, infidels are lower status, easy targets and do held up to be the same standard as believers.

Non-Muslim females are at the bottom of the heap, which is why the rest of the Muslim cummunity ignores the issue and lets the males get on with it. It's cultural racism.

There needs to a be a conspiracy law draughted to make it an offence to knowingly withhold action. Wives, girlfriends, family and friends need to be held culpable and prosecutions need to start happening, so the wider Muslim community is sent the message that gang rape and grooming of non-Muslim girls is unnaceptable and cannot simply have a blind eye turned to it. Just the same has been done for terrorist offences, so why not something serious like gang rape of under age females?

After decades of laws and policy nudging UK attitudes into acceptance of immigrants, it's about time some nudging was done to modify Muslim attitudes to non-believers.

Echoes of the Cold War

Something about the Russian poisoning crisis feels familiar.

It's like being back in my late teens when I used to listen to the BBC World Service and also Russian Short Wave radio and their proaganda. The truth was always somewhere in the middle.

Interspersed with the usual tractor stats, harvest stats and praising the glorious motherland that was Russia, useful idiots from the West would be quoted with a pro-Russian spin.

In my youth it was the Labour Party headed by Michael Foot, albeit with a more moderate Socialist stance with Tony Benn adding a more pro-Soviet counterpoint for extra bonus points for the Russian News Service.

These days it's the leader of the Party, Jeremy Corbyn giving full support to the Russians and obfuscating the issue, with the majority of his party facepalming in the background.

The Giorgi Markov poisoning back in 1978 had repercussions through the late 70's and into the 80's as details if the case were declassified. Back then it was easy targets, dissidents and journalists meeting untimley ends. Back then we protected our spies a lot better.

But back then the spy business was a lot dirtier, a lot "wetter" and a lot more personal. Finding weaknesses to exploit, or if one couldn't be found creating one.

These days espionage is a nerdy youth in a grey office finding back doors into computer systems. A lot more impersonal and  more dangerous for all that.

Not that the personal stuff wasn't dangerous, but more of an art.

Things change, things stay the same...

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

State Censorship out in the Open

Back in 2009 I blogged about censorship and especially the newly enshrined in law Criminal Justice and Immigration Act and especially the parts of the act referencing the prohibition of viewing violent pornography.

I said at the time, the act was so broad in it's description of what was proscribed, that it could make it illegal to view online anything the Government deemed unsuitable. Violent Pornography was the useful excuse to enact the law (I mean it's bad, really bad, so we should ban it, right?), but the wording of the law enacted was so broad in scope that it could quite easily be applied to anything, including political viewpoints (oh bugger, you didn't see that coming did you?) (well yes I did actually).

We had the news via Breitbart that the governments considering making the viewing of "far right" material illegal. |No need to enact new law, the law is already there thanks to the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act. With  law already enacted you could drive a coach and horses through it, or get even a half-decent lawyer to argue "watching puppies do the cutest things" on the internet illegal, the Government can just change their interpretation of the law and they're good to go and round up the troublemakers and lock them up for a decade or more.

But who determines what is "Far Right"? Nigel Farage is termed far right by many newspapers... are we to be banned from listening to him? President Trump and the Republican party in the US is termed far right in their views. Are they to become illegal?

Tommy Robinson is termed far right by many and the term sticks because he is a minority of one and hasn't the political or financial power to change that. But will it become illegal to listen to his message?

Just who decides where the line is crossed from right of centre to far right and how clear will that border be defined. Who has that authority? The Government? Will they be issuing leaflets to every household explaining what groupthink is expected of  them so they can avoid prosecution?  Will it be the Police and their officers (those bastions of probity)  that will arbitrarily enforce the law when told by political masters?

This news and the news of the recent refusal to allow Lauren Southern, Martin Sellner and Brittany Pettibone into the UK show that there is a concerted movement to stifle free speech against the current globalist agenda.

Muslim Immigrants and Antifa are the useful stooges that allow the Government to stifle debate. Tommy Robinson calls out Muslim extremism and hate speech and he is labelled far right and racist. The trio detained at the weekend have Conservative Christian views, are threatened by Antifa and are detained at the border to remove the violence threatened against them (rather than detaining those that threaten violence).

It seems that the agenda to promote the globalist viewpoint to the exclusion of others is well advanced.

The continued mutterings from the Elite about ignoring the Brexit referendum result or making the deal so unpalatable that people clamour to remain, or a second referendum or commons vote on the final option are all part of the same agenda. Disallowing democracy and freedom of speech, promoting the global elitist viewpoint. Making the rich richer and the poor poorer.

Also when it gets to censorship of political viewpoints, what I said a few days ago about the cornerstones of democracy (free speech and political freedom) are badly eroded this week.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Child Sexual Exploitation.

It seems that yet again we're hearing of yet another child sexual exploitation scandal.

The Mirror broke the story, which by all reports is horrendous.  Cases go back to the Eighties, involve several hundred girls being abused and also significantly deaths associated with the abuse cases.

We all know that these rings are predominantly run by Muslim men and hushed up by their community. Such is their warped sense of "community" no one outside the grooming gangs thought to help stamp it out. The Muslim community, by their inaction sanctioned this behaviour. I've seen it in Action up North.

Of course the BBC grudgingly report the news, without once mentioning the word Muslim. But that's par for the course these days. The media are running scared of mentioning the M-word, just in case someone does a Charlie-Hebdo on them.

The Police too are running scared, so political have they become that upholding the law is secondary to tax collection and polictial correctness. God forbid they are actually caught enforcing the law. I mean, social workers were yet again telling Police the stories, gaining evidence and the Police did nothing. I guess being glorified tax extractors and rent-a-bullies are all we can expect from them.

If the question is not raised at PMQs this Wednesday, then it will be an even bigger scandal.

If deaths can be proven and the inactivity of the Police is also proven, then the line has been crossed. Enough is enough. Telford should be looking closely at John Campion, it's elected Police and Crime Commissioner. If necessary electing an official with the backbone to act.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Disgrace of Positive Discrimination.

It seems to me that positive discrimination the like that popped up regarding Laura Pidcock on Question Time is a very destructive force. How come you ask?

Well, I believe in getting a job on merit. I don't believe that people should get a job based on who they know, or what golf club they belong to. By the same token I don't believe a person should get a job based solely on Gender or Race.

It always should be the best person for the job, irrespective of race, creed, colour, disability or gender.

I've seen time and time again even as a white, able, male it's not what you know, but who you know that gets people into jobs. There is discrimination in all areas of life unfortunately.

When I worked in I.T. I had to work twice as hard to get into the higher profile jobs I did get into. Many were by referrals and word-of mouth from previous colleagues, because without that the selection process was biased. Mainly because if people looked at my CV, yes they could see I'd worked on projects at some of the bluest of blue-chip corporations and banks (and I mean Goldmann-Sachs, HSBC, Commerzbank, that sort of thing), but I failed their selection criteria by not being University educated or in interview by speaking with a Northern Accent.

So I do know discrimination.

All the same, I wouldn't want a job just because a company had a shortage or Northern-Accented, non-university educated, lower-class white males. I would find the fact I'd been chosen not for my ability to do the job, but for what I was offensive and demeaning. I want people to employ me because I'm good at my job, not because they had to.

Obviously I'm not in their shoes, but I do wonder why people do take such jobs and crow about positive discrimination being a big step forward. I mean, Laura Pidcock wasn't a shining example of the best of the bunch on Thursday night, that's for sure.

The suffragettes and feminists worked hard for female equality, not for them to be discriminated against in any form, negative and positive. How would they look at women being put into positions just because they are female? Isn't that just the same as a patronising pat on the head? I would like someone to explain the difference.

The same goes for thye black minority, are they discrediting the legacy of equal rights activists by insisting on positive discrimination? I hear a lot about Black or B.A.M.E-only groups. How would the likes of Dr Martin Luther King like that, after fighting for EQUAL rights for everyone?

On both counts activists should look really closely and understand what positive discrimination as actually doing. The end does not justify the means and dicrimination of any type is counterproductive and divisive.

Of course now there are so many self-assesed minorities, the chickens are coming home to roost. I'm talking about the row bubbling away in the Labour party about all-female shortlists being open to transgender candidates (especially males that identify as female but have not fully transitioned). Sorry, but in my mind equality is equality: without fear or favour. But that's why I hate positive discrimination of any kind.

Of course the biggest can of worms that remains to be opened is Sport. Just how will the authorities square the issue of trans women or men joining in sport?

Maybe the Labour row is a good thing and it shows up how stupid the idea of shortlists and positive discrimination is. I doubt it, but I live in hope...

Friday, 9 March 2018

Question time 08/03/2018 Worst Ever Episode.

Well, it happened: Question Time dredged the political landscape this week and came up with a panel that (except for Liam Fox) was incomprehensible, incoherent and unable to make any sort of valid point.

Let's start with Liam Fox: Conservative MP and one-time secretary of state for defence. Probably the most coherent on the whole panel. Certainly the only person able to make a coherent steament of fact and make a point.

After Dr Fox, it all spirals drastically downhill...

Laura Pidcock: Labour MP and token northern class warrior. Just the sort of died-in-the-wool Labour idiot that I left the North to avoid. Appointed by rota rather than ability.  Lots of leftist babble that makes no sense. Housing is a human right and insecurety of tenure supresses the ability to join in industrial action. Fuck me, she's stuck in the Seventies, even though  she probably wasn't born then. Most likely indoctrinated by parents.. Seems to want the North stuck in a stereyotypical time warp. Probably wants to bring Lowry back from the dead to paint it all.

Prue Leith: TV cook and cake-baker, old and seemingly a little bit senile. Tended to wander off the point, or try her hardest to get there without wandering off topic or her voice trailing off as she lost the plot.

Roma Agrawhal: Engineer, hopefully not structural. Out of her depth in poitical debate, but made up the numbers of females for IWD with the cachet of being an engineer and young and a minority. Boxes galore ticked for the BBC inclusivity department.

George the Poet: Described as a spoken word artist. It would be fine if he could actually get the words out. Seemed to errr and aaahhhh for longer than actual coherent words came out of his mouth. Can't say what his political views were. They appeared left of centre, but not sure.

Even David Dimbleby got in a dig when talking about the lack of time available for the programme, saying maybe they should just have the audience and remove the panel. The audience were certainly lucid and intelligent in the main.

Question Time was a waste of air time. I'm not sure what's going on at the BBC but bloody hell they need to up their game and it really won't take much. Anything was better than last night.

Maybe they wanted to steer away from Brexit, so had a non-Brexit loaded panel.

Next week is Keir Stamer, the Labour leadership stalking horse and the worst head of the CPS they've ever had.  I'm sure television suppliers are rubbing their hands with glee at the replacement sets they'll be selling next week. Why is it I always want to punch or thrown something at the smug git?