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Existentialism For Beginners by Ian R Thorpe.
Chapter 1 - The Flight From Freedom

Fleeing from freedom seems like a contradiction, after all we usually asdsiciate flight with escaping from captivity. In this first part of Existentialism for Beginners however the author identifies a human instinct that predisposes us to seek illusory safety by conforming and being part of the crowd rather than embarking on the lonely life of the free thinker, the person who truly makes their own decisions and follows their own path.

Existentialism For Beginners


Chapter 1 - The Flight From Freedom


by Ian R Thorpe.
2011-02-02
CREATIVE COMMONS: Attribute, non commercial, no derivs.
KEYWORDS: science, religion, faith, belief, existentialism, existential, philosophy, religion, belief system, christian, atheist, buddhist, muslim, jewish, moral, responsibility, certainty, prayer, ritual, superstition, healing, placebo, uncertainty, risk


It may sound strange to talk of fleeing from freedom after all people usually flee from tyranny or oppression or from physical danger. It takes some effort to understand the idea of fleeing as avoiding responsibility. Even this wording can be misleading but if we think of freedom and responsibility as two sides of the same coin we can see why humans might want to run away from that. Usually when people speak of avoiding responsibility they mean dodging blame; they want to evade the unpleasant consequences of having messed something up.

There is however a deeper sense in which we’re all fundamentally responsible for our own decisions regardless of whether they are good or bad, whether we wish to accept the responsibility or not. Influencing one's own outcomes is a form of responsibility nobody can possibly avoid without sacrificing free will, without in effect becoming a slave or vassal or a medieval master, a totalitarian state or a powerful corporation. As long as a person retains the ability to make decisions the responsibility for that consequences of that decision are entirely their own.

Decisions though are seldom as straightforwards as they seem. Even choosing to not make a decision but to leave your fate to chance, divine providence or external influences such as the government is in itself a decision. OK, when things go pear shaped people can blame bad luck, an angry god or stupid politicians but they will still be haunted by the feeling that had they decided to plot their own course events might have turned out better for them. Rock band Rush put it simply when they said “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.” French writer and existentialist philosopher Jean - Paul Sartre was making much the same point when he famously wrote, “Men are condemned to be free.”

Political liberty, in the sense of being able to freely act on your own decisions, is something we all crave. Moral liberty however, in the sense of being the one who has to confront decisions every moment of every day, is not such an attractive proposition to many people. Such moral liberty can come to feel like a ball and chain clamped to our ankle.

If we examine the reasons why moral freedom feels like a burden to so many people it becomes apparent that awareness of our own moral failings is something humans are ill at ease with. We all prefer to think of ourselves in our own private narrative as the unblemished hero. Sadly we all fall short of this self-image from time to time because of desicions we make. Did you have to sleep with that pole dancer when you were away on a business tripm Joe? Did you have to max out the credit card on those designer shoes Mary? These two imaginary people made decisions they might later come to regret.

There are times we find ourselves in situations where we face a moral dilemma. Life is full of ambiguity and moral certainties are few and far between. We constantly have to make decisions without having all the facts and ironically one of the decisions we repeatedly have to make is how much time and effort to expend on seeking more information. The apparent difference between moral shortcomings -when we know what is right and fail to do it - and ignorance - when we’re not sure what is right and what isn’t - is actually blurred and constantly shifting.

This hardly scratches the skin of the human compulsion to seek the security amid comfort of the crowd and avoid facing the 'heartache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to' as Shakespeare put it.

"But I did what everyone else did, I trusted the wisdom of the crowd" is the excuse.

This human urge to seek an illusion of safety in belonging to and being protected by membership of a group even if conforming to the mores manners of that group is restricting and calls for the suppression of one's individuality has been dealt a constand theme for art and literature.

Many novels and films have dealt with the theme of abdicating individuality and free will, from the works of the Maquis de Sade or The Story of O to George Orwell's 1984, Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange and The Stepford Wives. Anyone new to existentialist thinking will perhaps not see the recurring theme of control and subjugation of the individual by a remote and unapproachable authority, the overriding of individual will by unchallengable force.

It is easy to say "Ah yes but these are fiction, stories. Such things do not happen in real life. Nobody would voluntarily surrender their freedom to an external authority. In fact such behaviour, if we look closely is the norm for human behaviour rather than the exception. Have you heard of The Milgram Experiment? It was a psychological experiment to prove that people are so anxious to confom, to please authority that they will commit acts they know are wrong amd morally unjustifiable if ordered to do so. It is only one of many demonstrations showing humans will behave in ways totally out of character rather than stand alone against the group. The wisdom of the crowd or the stupidity of the mob? Or perhaps simply the dread of being different, of being the one who does not conform; the desire to cling to that illusuion of security.

That is, is it not, exactly the role organized religion has played in all civilized of societies? This does not mean religion is either bad or good, simply that it has has always fulflled important social needs, to bind the members of a tribal or national community together through shared values and beliefs, common customs and a sense of connectedness and to offer some refuge from the pressures of moral responsibility.

Victor Frankl—who was both a Holocaust survivor and an existentialist—once wrote:

Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.

The standard existentialist view is that life is a trial, often one as incomprehensible as that described in Franz Kafka's novel 'The Trial' and some people want to use a belief system as a cheat-sheet. Moral certainties and a promise of forgiveness and resurrection to a better life are very appealing when compared to the silence and emptiness of eternity. Ay there's the rub, even those of us who worship no god, who reject even the certainties of science, cannot quite accept death as our ultimate end. Somewhere in the unexplored depths of the human mind there is a belief that something of us remains after our bodies die and consciousness ends. Perhaps we are simply not equipped to accept our own non being.

To repond to the question of what really matters, what gives meaning to our lives by taking full responsibility for one's actions entails a lifetime of commitment and a full embrace of our own moral freedom in the face of uncertainties and contrdictions. It means making no excuses and doing the best you can despite the knowing this will never be enough or knowing of yourself that you chose not to do so and living with that knowledge. It means accepting that the test of life leaves us alone, outside the mainstream.

Where a religion (even the religion of science) provides certainty then this burden is lifted. If you are willing to abdicate your responsibility to a priest, a holy book, a set of rituals or an unproveable theory then you can win the illusion of a free lunch: liberty within the framework of the group without the awful sacrifices associated with individual responsibility. No longer do you have to live a life dedicated to answering the quest for meaning, you can simply point to your religion and say “I’m not really sure what the answer is, but they’ve got it over there and I’m with them.”

Many have argued against the teching of the creation myth claiming it is 'unscientific.' There is in fact no more hard evidence in support of Big Bang theory than for the creation myths of various religions and cultures. All that can be offered in support of the idea that the universe popped into being out of nothingness because of the laws of physics is theory and mathematical speculation. "I would rather believe the mathematics than some ancient scripture," Big Bang's supporters will insist, not seeing that their position is no different from that of the creationist. Both have chosen what they believe and are stickng withn it. That is their right of course. Personally, I cannot see what is wrong with the answer "We don't know," to questions like 'How did the universe begin?' and 'Is there any meaning to life?"

This criticism has been made of religion before by atheists, but although I do not like the term 'atheist' to describe my own godlessness atheism doesn’t mean an escape from all these questions. Many of the great existentialist philosophers were atheist but many more were not. Really we can only refer to the 'existentialists' as those philosophers whose work was done after the term was coined. This excludes the enlightenment philosophers but any class in existentialism is likely to start with a person who came before long before Immanuel Kant, David Hume, Rene Descartes or others of the enlightenment era. Brauch Spinoza an Amsterdam Jew who was excommunicated by leaders of his community for his heresies is often (though not universally) regarded as the first thinker to suggest something like an existentialist approach to life.

I have taken two phrases from Hamlet's Soliloquy written by Willim Shakespeare who predates Spinoza by several decades. "To be or not to be" is one of the best known phrases in the English language right up alongside 'I'm working late at the office darling,' 'But there is a monster in the cupboard Mum,' or 'Not tonight I have a headache,' but while Hamlet's monologue may be a sublime encapsulation of existential angst, it is unlikely Shakespeare originated the ideas. His inspiration may have come from Francis Bacon a contemporary and one of the first renaissance thinkers to challenge religious orthodoxies who was influenced by the work of the Athenian philosopher Aristotle.

Athenian philosophers beginning from Socrates argued ideas that we would recognise as related to existentialism, that there is no universal truth and we must each find for ourselves an answer to the questions posed by life's uncertainties..

That is not to say that existential thinking is the total opposite of religious philosophy. The militant atheists who proclaim the omnipotence if science may refer to themselves as secular humanists but there is nothing about humanism that demands unquestioning faith in scientific theories of being. Both Jesus and Buddha could be correctly described as humanists. Parallels with existentialismcan be found in Hinduism and Buddhism.

People who would like a Christian take on existentialism need look no further than the ideas of Soren Kirkegaad who was both devoutly Christian and fully aware of the fact that one cannot duck the great questions of life by pretending that religion can answer them on your behalf. Islamic Sufism and Secular Judaeism both take a similar view in opposition to the more fundamentalist strands of those faiths.

Living an existential life—living according to Frankl’s challenge—is just as difficult for an non theist as strict adherence to a religious creed is for a religious person. Clearly organized religion can’t serve as a source of false comfort anymore. That doesn’t mean that there are no surrogates to be found, however, and the replacement religion for most of the seemingly enlightened atheists of the West is the scientific establishment or—more broadly—academia.

Obviously science and academia are no more intrinsically evil than organized religion, but the parallels between the two are striking. Not only do they often provide the same function by offering an illusion of certainty, both primise and answers to the Big Questions in exchange for our allegiance, but if you trace the beginnings of modern colleges and universities you will find they spring from the monastic schools of the medieval era. These origins go back even further than the Christianisation of the western world, Glastonbury, site of the medieval Cistercian Abbey where King Arthur's grave can be found* and a modern Rock Festival where ageing hippies congregate was once the home of a Druidic learning centre as was the magnificent Mont St. Michel in Western France. Few people ever question people the strange garb students are required to dress in for graduation ceremonies or the arcane rituals and rites of passage they must go through before receiving their degrees. The robes, tassels, and silly hats that denote membership of the Noble Order Of the Ivory Tower look incongruous alongside the myth created by modern academics that their institutions are centres of secular learning where science, logic, reason and order rule unchallenged. The clothes and ceremonies are relics from the rituals of ancient priestly communities.

On a superficial level western society is dividing culturally between traditionalist theists and progressive atheists, but if you look closely and with a critical eye Evangelical Christians and devotees of the Cult of Science have many things in common. The claim that God must certainly exist is equally untenable as the claim that He must certainly not, and both sides cling to their irrational dogma with equal ferocity while demonizing their opposition and lavishing their followers with self-righteous moralizing.

The real struggle however, the one that will determine the future course of the western nations, is not between atheists and theists but between the realists who accept that we are frail creatures whose lives are governed by pure chance to a much greater extant than we would wish and those who believe to sacrifice their individuality and freedom to act of their own volition for an illusory sense of certainty. This point is spelled out very clearly in articles like “The Truth Wears Off” (The New Yorker) or “Placebos work—even without deception” (Medical Daily).

The first relates the ominous failings of the scientific method as this short extract shows:

... But now all sorts of well-established, multiply confirmed findings have started to look increasingly uncertain. It’s as if our facts were losing their truth: claims that have been enshrined in textbooks are suddenly unprovable. This phenomenon doesn’t yet have an official name, but it’s occurring across a wide range of fields, from psychology to ecology. In the field of medicine, the phenomenon seems extremely widespread, affecting not only antipsychotics but also therapies ranging from cardiac stents to Vitamin E and antidepressants: Davis has a forthcoming analysis demonstrating that the efficacy of antidepressants has gone down as much as threefold in recent decades. For many scientists, the effect is especially troubling because of what it exposes about the scientific process. If replication is what separates the rigor of science from the squishiness of pseudoscience, where do we put all these rigorously validated findings that can no longer be proved? Which results should we believe? Francis Bacon, the early-modern philosopher and pioneer of the scientific method, once declared that experiments were essential, because they allowed us to “put nature to the question.” But it appears that nature often gives us different answers.

As proof that well established drugs are fully effective slips through our fingers the second article details the extent to which sugar pills -placebos which are not medically active but are prescribed to mollify concerned patiens who don't want to hear there is no effective medicine for their ailment - often outperform prescription drugs even when people know they are only taking a sugar pill.

Karl Marx called religion opiate of the masses. He was right but not because for many centuries a political elite sought to keep the lower orders docile, but simply because human beings were more than willing to voluntarily exchange freedom for an instubstantial apparition of certainty in order to escape the burden of moral responsibility. Given this precedent, we should hardly be surprised that so many today are willing to exchange political liberty for safety, whether it be safety from terrorist attack or from financial ruin.

It’s crucial for any libertarian, and I use that work reluctantly and only because the word liberal has been hijacked and tainted by the dark forces of socialist authoritarianism, to understand the extent to which people seek to get rid of their own free-will by abdicating it to political or religious leaders or academic 'experts' . The rhetoric of liberty and freedom is so widespread it has been reduced to the level of cliche and aphorism. Political campaigners talk of fairness and rights in such hackneyed and meaningless ways we too frequently take it for granted that the real discussion is only about how to achieve these ends. Instead we should consider how basic fredoms, to choose what we eat and drink, what medication we accept and what deviations from the norms of society we are prepared to tolerate are being eroded.

In reality many people need to be convinced that political and moral liberty is something worth fighting for George Orwell sounded the alarm in his novels 1984 and Animal Farm. Aldous Huxley's Brave New World took a different angle and Anthiny Burgess' A Clockwork Orange in the way it clever first makes us hate the central character Alex and his Droogs but then feel sympathy for Alex as he is identified as the intelligent one, the thinker who will lead others to rebel against conformity.

To be, or not to be (from Hamlet 3/1) - William Shakespeare

To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover'd country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pith and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action. - Soft you now!
The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons
Be all my sins remember'd.


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The Power Of Positive.There are many cod philosophies based on positive thinking. But when does positive thinking stop and self delusion start. Are the positive addicts really trying to help with their positive thinking tips or are they really just trying to share their addiction and draw you into their bubble of unreality. Ian R Thorpe bursts the positive thinking bubble...
SolipsismSolipsism, if you are not familiar with the word, can be defined in two ways:(i) the theory that the self can be aware of nothing but its own experiences and states. n(ii) the theory that nothing exists or is real but the self.* I don't know where this belief or philosophy origniated but it was very popular with the more space-cadettish hippies I knew in the... We're All Going To Die, WTFAnother seasonal rebellion from Boggart Blog against the annual crop of killjoy health warnings from governmet departments, the health and safety brigade and the politically correct thought police. More hilarious stuff from the UK's top satire and humour blog.
Atheists Miss The BusThere have been concerns recently among mainstream atheists, non-theists and non specific non belieers that while we can get along with people who make religion a part of their lives for whatever reason, the mititant type of atheism being promoted by a clique consisting mostly of London based media type and academics in the sciences is attacking that mutual tolerance that has existed between followers of moderate faiths and people who choose to reject faith. An example of the way these atheists are trying to turn non-belief into a religion is summed up in their decision to put advertisments on London buses stating "There is probable no God, now stop worrying and enjoy your lives. The idiotic arrogance of the assumptions behind that line are gobsmacking.
Our Debt To IslamIn the dark ages the light of wisdom was almost extinguished in Europe and North Africa by the religious fanaticism of Christians. Read how the scientific knowledge accumulated by ancient civilisations in India, the Middle East and around the Mediterranean Sea was kept alive in the Islamic world and retransmiited to Europe through the independence of Christian monastic orders.
Blake's HeavenIts amazing how many people can talk of a sense of deep calm, of oneness when looking at the ocean. Maybe it is the vastness, perhaps that water is so essential to all life and such a large part of us. Or again, maybe deep in the subconscious there dwells a realisation that the sea is the cradle of all life. But is the ocean instilling that sense of spiritual oneness or does it merely reflect our being?

Before The Big Bang - Part 1: Ian Thorpe : Space and TimeIan brings a comedy writers perspective to this examination of the cosmology proposed by the theoretical physicists who unequivocally support the Big Bang theory

Before the Big Bang - Part 2 : Ian Thorpe : Space and TimeIn Part 2 of this less than totally serious examination of Big Bang theory Ian steps sideways in time to show how wrong the experts might actually be.
My Problem With GodArticles on the state of modern society and the effects of globalisation in the industrialised world and in the poorer nations. Unfettered by financial interests or Corporate control freakery the writers give honest, hard hitting assessments of the problems and challenges facing the world. Talent For Motivation : Ian Thorpe :
The New Testament Parable Of the Talents retold from an atheists perspective reveals a very different message to the sanctimonious interpretation this story, which has its origins in pagan mythology, is usually given by Chistian preachers.
Have We Forgotten How To Be
The introduction and menu page to Meditations, the Labyrinth's guide to rediscovering the art of just being
The Lard Hadron ColliderAs excitements grows in the scientific community about the imminent announcement from the Large Hadron Collider team at CERN about how they have nearly found something interesting, Xavier Connolly explains why the whole thing is just a science a scam.
Cages - poetry from Ian R Thorpe

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As rioting by immigrant populations spreads from the poorer areas of Paris to the city centre and civil unrest spreads throughout France, former special advisor to France’s interior ministry Hugues Moutouh has accused the left-wing political establishment of complicity in the violence raging through the country’s migrant-dominated suburbs.

Infant Twins Die Shortly After Being Vaccinated, Medical Board Rules ‘Just A Coincidence’
In this era of high tech health care and rapidly advancing developments of drug therapy, sudden infant death syndrome (cot death) is a rare thing in the developed world, around one per hundred according to World Health Organisation statistics. Given that, you might think the sudden and simultaneous deaths of twins might cause somne raised eyebrows among medical professionals ...

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J.K. Rowling Goes Silent After Getting Challenged To Put Her Money Where Her Mouth Is
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Corruption: Paraphrasing Johnny Rotten, 'Never trust a fahkin' liberal'
As the 'liberal supporters of Barack Obama's hapless presidency and more recently the US Democratic Party's 2016 failed candidate 'Crooked Hillary' Clinton whip themselves into an ever greater frenzy over the hugely entertaining antic of President Trump, An editorial at Investors Business Daily may end up being considered by historians as defining exactly why the Obama administration failed so catastrophically ...

Is a Global Wide Cash Ban Coming?

Anyone who has been paying attention over the last four years knows the Europe is ground zero for Central Planning insanity. Europe was created as a union with open borders with the open flow of capital. However, the elites have clearly demonstrated that they are willing to lie cheat and steal in order to maintain their agenda.

Trump Foiled Soros' Master Plan to Impose New World Order - Hedge Fund Manager
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TIME Magazine runs vile hit piece against Robert Kennedy Jr. for daring to tell the truth about mercury in vaccines
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The War On Cash Intensifies In Response To Trump and Brexit
It appears Europe is charging towards a cashless society. Just days after Davos’ elites discussed why the world needs to “get rid of currency,” the European Commission has introduced a proposal enforcing “restrictions on payments in cash.” – because only terrorists and drug-dealers need cash (nothing at all to do with totalitarian control over a nation’s wealth) – we are not surprised that this proposal from the European Commission would appear…

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Obama’s Gone, But His Genocidal Wars Go On
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Inauguration crowd size lies: The Hypocrisy Of Mainstream Media Is Infinite When They Can Publish Shite Like This


Trump and liberals exchange insults over wether the inauguration audience for Trump was bigger than Obama's or not. It's hard to know which side is lying, probably both of them.
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‘Integrate or Leave’: As Wilders Surges in Polls Dutch PM Ramps Up Migrant Rhetoric


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Soros Is Responsible for Europe's Immigration Crisis Says Hungary's Viktor Orban
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The role of cosmic electric currents in earth’s climate
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The Reality Of Globalism - World Trade Has Increased By Less Than 1% Annually In The Last Decade
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World Bank Aims to Hand Over Seed Industry to Agribusiness
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The Left In Meltdown
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Fake News and fake Fake News
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Over 4000 Civilians Have Died In Forgotten War.
As attention has focused on Syria ans then on the efforts of the Obama administration, in its dying months, to avenge the defeat of the anointed successor Hillary Clinton and discredit the election victor and President - elect Donald Trump, and simultaneously demonize Russia and President Putin

NEW CHAINS FOR OLD
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Former UK Ambassador Says Obama's 'Russian Hacking' Claims Are Bullshit
Former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, who has always publicly opposed the demonization of Russia by United States and European Union official propaganda and has in the past collaborated with WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange to expose western propaganda as being aimed at persuading voters war with Russia and China,is justified has dismissed the CIA's claims that Russia interfered in last month’s presidential election as "bullshit"

An Item In Todays News About US Gov't Internet Security Hack has Tipped Our Editor Over The Edge
The US election was on November 8, by November 12 it should have gone away, but the Democrats, proven crooks and liars who crookedly rigged their own selection process to cheat a man who could have beaten Trump out of the nomination and ensure their candidate was the traitor, war criminal, liar, AND head of the Clinton Crime Syndicate Hillary Clinton as their candidate.

Democrats Russia Hacked Us and Failed Recount Campaign is Political Suicide. The US Democratic Party’s inability to accept that they lost the Presidency to Donald Trump is turning into a slow polictical sucicide. The party that has always been quick to scream ‘conspiracy theorist’ to discredit critics of its dealings with oversreas governments and foreign billionaires like Soros has revealed in its efforts to overturn the result by claimING that Russian hacking influenced voters in favour of Trump.

Oxford University wants to turn English into a sterilized Orwellian language
Oxford University, one of the oldest universities in the world and, one might think, the 'home' of the English language is now, it seems, engaged in a New World Order campaign to destroy the English Language. It appears the finest young minds in society are so deeply offended by words that remind them men and women are biologically they, backed by their fuckwitted Marxist lecturers and professors, are demanding gender specific pronouns be abolished.

I Was Right - Gravilty Does Not Exist

Well OK, saying gravity does not exist is a bit of an oversimplification, but there is strong evidence Isaac Newton's theory of what makes things fall to the ground, which does not attempt to explain how gravity makes things fall, but only states gravity is a natural force, really misunderstood what was going on.

France Falling Apart As The World Looks On
France will elect a new president in May 2017. Politicians are already campaigning and debating about deficits, welfare recipients, GDP growth, and so on, but they look like puppets disconnected from the real country. Violence. It is spreading. Not just terrorist attacks; pure gang violence. The media does not dare to say that this violence is coming mainly from Muslim gangs

The Internet Purge Of Politically Incorrect (aka truthful) Content Begins
Facebook, Google (owners of YouTube) and Microsoft have long been known as CIA collaborators and it has been acknowledged that Obama's move in divesting the US government of responsibility for ICANN allows The White House to make outraged noises about suppression of free speech while using Search Engine Operators as proxies to shut down anything challinging US and NATO propaganda (on the grounds no doubt that challenging the politically correct orthodoxy constitutes hate speech.)

UK Education: Ofsted, Not The Government, Is Blighting Poor Pupils’ Chances
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September 2015

Perpetual War: US Considers Keeping Troops In Afghanistan After 2016
As The Daily Stirrer has predicted since we started in 2009 that Washington's goal was perpetual war, of the kind George Orwell described in his novel 1984. Not only does war make fear - mongering acceptable as a way of controlling the population and restricting personal liberties and civil rights, it is great for business too. It should be no surprise then to learn ...

Stephen Nolan’s Pro-Migrant Stance - Boggart Blog Pays Tribute With Fat Bastard by The Macc Lads
The BBC will not accept any criticism when it comes to anything of a political nature. They would never back down.There is, it seems, no one in the entire institution who is not radically left wing and they are waging ideological war against the general population and against British culture and values.

Retired Swedish Police Chief Says Malmo Crime Skyrocketing Due To Immigration

Chief Superintendent Torsten Elofsson retired from police work in 2014 after 42 years on the Malmo police force, but he retains a key interest in the security of the city. Recalling his early days on the force, Elofsson said the nature and volume of crime in Malmo had changed significantly, going from the organised crime perpetrated by biker gangs decades ago to the migrant crime boom of modern Sweden.

Jeremy Corbyn, the Fabian Society left wing elitist posing as man of the people
Labour activists are hailing the Corbyn era as a return to traditional labour politics. But not only is Corbyn a posh boy from a wealthy family, he is a member of the elitist Fabian Society, the left wing intellectual think tank founded in the 19th century, which in the 1930s supported Hitler and fascism.

Merkel's Beloved Muslim Migrants Trigger Rape Epidemic In Munich
A story picked up by Pam Geller (always a reliable fact checker although some dislike her sensationist style of reporting) of Muslim migrats raping German women while migrant women are being forced into prostitution is not playing well with the femiists and left wing extremists who want us to believe the lie that these barbarians actually enrich our culture.

Muslim Only No Go Areas For Police And Emergency Services In Our Cities? - It Already Happened In Sweden.
Sweden continues to lead the way in surrendering its nation, culture and self respect to exremist Muslim dickheads, reasoning that the violent rapists and murderers of the relion of peace will thank them rather than kill them all. but the people all over Europe are waking to the betrayal of their elites.

Assad Says Europe Is Responsible For Refugee Crisis: "If You're Worried About Them, Stop Supporting Terrorists"
As the tide of refugees fleeing Syria’s bloody civil war, swelled by African economic migrants masquerading as Syrians continues to tear the European Union (EU) apart, and as Brussels struggles to formulate a coherent policy for handling the crisis as member states go their own way with measures to close border crossing points, divert migrants to other member nations, or ...

Swedish Immigrant Street Wars Spread: Stockholm Grenade Attack Follows Kurd-Turk Migrant Clashes
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"West's War In Syria Is Part Of A Global war Waged By The USA And Its Dupes Allies Against Russia"
Arthur Foxake brings us a brilliant analysis of the geopolitical picture from the black Sea and Middle East, but ahead of the embed window we get a few of Arthur's own thoughts on the situation

German Authorities Claim Economic Migrants Are Saying They Are Syrian Refugees To Get Into The Country
The shock renewal by Germany of border controls was, it turns out, a consequence of Hausfrau Merkel's ill - advised decision to announce that all Syrians arriving in Germany would be welcomed, a stupid move, probably aimed at sucking up to the terrorist - loving Obama administration in the USA, that was doomed to end in disaster from the outset.

Why It Really All Comes Down To The Death Of The Petrodollar
Last week, in the global currency war’s latest escalation, Kazakhstan instituted a free float for local currency the Tenge. The currency immediately plunged by some 25%. The thinking behind the move was straighhtforward enough. Collapsing crude oil prices along with the relative weakness of the Russian rouble ...

Migrants Defiant as Hungary Blocks Train Links for 2nd Day
Hundreds of migrants gathered at the main railway station in Budapest chanted defiant slogans as the Hungarian authorities blocked entrances to boarding stages for a second day, preventing people who had entered hungary and the EU illegally from seeking asylum in Germany and other ...

Putin Targets US Monetary System: "Aims To Eliminate US Dollar From Trade"
De-dollarization is escalating all around the world. With Yuan/Rouble trading volumes up a stunning 400% year-over-year to record highs, and hot on the heels of China's and much of Asia in dumping dollar assets, Russian President Vladimir Putin has just unleashed a new bill aiming to completely eliminate the US dollar from the trade of goods

Independent Newspaper Attacks Daily Express Over Migrants
As The Independent attacks The Daily Express over insensitive handling of the immigration crisis, we wonder what gave the Indy the bizarrre idea that is't cherry picking of causes worthy of support is any less hypocritical than that traditionally employed by the Express, i.e. how many papers will it sell.

August 2015

The Real Refugee Crisis Is In The Future
Perhaps Angela Merkel thought we didn’t yet know how full of it she is. Perhaps that’s why she said yesterday with regards to Europe’s refugee crisis that “Everything must move quickly,” only to call an EU meeting a full two weeks later. That announcement show one thing: Merkel doesn’t see this as a crisis. If she did, she would have called for such a meeting a long time ago, and not some point far into the future.

Why It Really All Comes Down To The Death Of The Petrodollar

Last week, in the global currency war’s latest escalation, Kazakhstan instituted a free float for the tenge. The currency immediately plunged by some 25%.The rationale behind the move was clear enough. The plunge in crude prices along with the relative weakness of the Russian ruble had severely strained Kazakhstan, which is central Asia’s largest crude exporter.

Lenny Henry says diversity isn't 'another black person in Coronation Street'. We Say One Lenny Henry On Television Is One Too Many
The 53-year-old black supremacist, race hustler and comedian (allegely) is a leading figure in the BAME (Boring Ancient Mediocre Eejit) campaign calling for more Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic people to be involved in the media sector. In a recent interview the actor said diversity was not as simple as "another black or Asian person in Coronation Street or EastEnders, it’s about hearing different perspectives on life"

One in four Jeremy Corbyn supporters believe world is run by 'secretive elite'
YouGov analysis of Labour supporters also finds most Mr Corbyn's backers see America as the 'greatest single threat to world peace' in revealing research. And they call us conspiracy theorists ...

New EU Tax Laws Force Thousands of Businesses to Close in Just Six Months
Our editorial policy has for years been to expose the EU for the anti - business, anti - democracy European wing of the Global Government cartel. And let's be honest, a quick browse through our Europe index will provide plenty of evidence to suppport our view. Given the and their collectivist dupes' talent for ignoring evidence however, every hammer blow we can strike that exposes their global, totalitarian, bureauceatic dictatorship will help get the message across.

The Financial Times Calls for Ending Cash, Calls it a “Barbarous Relic”
Earlier this week, as the financial world was in turmoil following a rapid crash and recovery in financial markets. While we the punters shook our heads and wondered how the banksters get away with this kind of shit, The Financial Times published a dastardly little piece of fascist New World Order propaganda.

3,000 Migrants Rescued off Italy in Single Day, Tensions Rise
Italy’s coastguard on Saturday led an operation to rescue around 3000 migrants from the waters of the Mediterranean after distress calls were picked up from more than 20 overcrowded vessels drifting in waters off Libya. In the biggest single-day rescue operation to date there were no reports of casualties. Reports have been coming in however of hundreds of life jackets and other items being washed up along a stretch of coastline, which suggests the naval rescue flotilla may not have reached al the stricken boats in time.

Trump catches attention of CFR, Bilderberg, Trilateral

Donald Trump is portrayed as a clown by mainstream media and his combover is the silliest I have ever seen. Still, he's a billionaie so I don't suppose he gives a flying fuck what The Daily Stirrer thinks of him. Not that we think he is all bad, anyone who attacks Obama's global naziism trade deals, TTIP and TPP mush have some good points.

It Looks As If Carbon Credits Scam Has INCREASED CO2 Emissions
As the climate change scare becomes more and more exposed for the money making fraud it always was, they green weirdie beardie, rope sandal wearing tree huggers get more hysterical and stupid in their arguments that we must all return to medieval lifestyles, the billionaires like Al Gore who hope to profit from it keep flogging the dead horse and the angrier and more vicious the left wing hate mobs become in their witch hunts.

German Government Admits it Got Refugee Figures Wrong… Revises Upwards to 750,000 Migrants Expected This Year

The number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean and making their way (illegally) through the Balkans to Germany has passed the government’s worst casse estimates. The unprecedented influx has now forced Berlin to hastily revise the figure upwards. Although the German government had already acknowledged the need to revise estimates, the latest number is beyond all expectations ...

One drink a day increases the risk of breast cancer by 15 per cent, scientists claim
Another example of pseudo scientific scaremongering from Harvard University's Department Of Cutural Marxist Propaganda, using spurious statistics (when they cite risk they do not mean 15% but 15% of 13%) in supprt of liberal / left wing politicians anti alcohol campaign, which is not about health but an excuse to raise taxes. The whole house of cards is demolished here by a writer who really understands statistics and is not ingornant of human nature.

Climate Change: Have We Reached the Point of No Return?
Dahr Jamail and Guy McPherson: Many new studies and modeling say reversing climate change is a pipe dream - brace yourself for human extinction. This interview with two Warmageddonists os not of itself inteesting, typical alamist stuff that proves people who believe computer models over real world evidence are idiots. but the comment threat is really worth reading as commin sense tramples the whiners.

Boko Haram attack kills seven in NE Nigeria village: locals
African Free Press (AFP) reports from Kano (Nigeria) that Boko Haram extremists (had you forgotten about that nasty little civil war?) raided a village in restive northeast Nigeria's Borno state near the border with Niger on Monday (17 August), killing seven people, community leaders told reporters.

Labour Leadeship Contest, Corbyn Comedy Caper
When Labour elected Ed Miliband as their leader in 2010 it was clear the party had a death wish. The 'broad church' Prime Minister Harold Wilson spoke of in the 1960s, the alliance of intellectuals and socially conservative industrial workers who made up the party's core vote managed to coexist. Then came feminism, politically correct thinking, New Labour factions as the party started to tear itself apart. It looks as if we are in the endgame.

Food health fascism: Salt, Sugar, Saturated Fat, Alcohol, Cheese, Fizzy Drinks, Chocloate, ... if you enjoy it, it will kill you - maybe.
We are all familiar with those health scare stories that seem to pop up in mainstream media at least once a week claiming this that or the other will kill us. Few people spot the irony in that a few days earlier the same sensationalist rag will have carried a story under a similar screaming headline, claiming that scientists have found the stuff being demonised is in fact good for us ...

Massive Explosion in China: Do We Know the Full Story?
The massive explosion at a chemical plant in the city of Tianjin in northern China was a shocking eveny by any standard. But as usual in recent years, once the initial horror recedes the unfortunate accident narrative starts to unravel. The first thing we notice is that the disaster is very convenient for certain parties, the second is that official news reports just don't make sense, and the third is that eye witness reports contradict the edited news stories. Now read on ...

Ugly Marxist Lesbians Demand Right To Menstruate In Public
The story of the militant femists munter who ran a marathon on the first day of her 'monthlies' without using a tampon or sanitary towel (they're a sexist symbol or the oppressive patriarchy donchakow) is not new. The London Marathon was run back in April and the story of Kiran Gandhi's brave stance against male oppression (along with pitures of the dark stain speading across the croth of her leggings) was ignored by mainsteam and alternative media alike.

Ugly Marxist Lesbians Demand Right To Menstruate In Public
The story of the militant femists munter who ran a marathon on the first day of her 'monthlies' without using a tampon or sanitary towel (they're a sexist symbol or the oppressive patriarchy donchakow) is not new. The London Marathon was run back in April and the story of Kiran Gandhi's brave stance against male oppression (along with pitures of the dark stain speading across the croth of her leggings) was ignored by mainsteam and alternative media alike.

While we watch Unkraine and Turkey The War Goes On In Syria
With mainstream media focused on ISIS and Ukraine amid, fears of an excalation of local problems into a war between East, West and Islam, we are in danger of forgetting nasty little civil conflicts like the one between forces loyal to the secular dictator Assad and the Al Nusra rebels who want to replace a secular dictatorship with an even more ruthless theocracy.

Latest Posts - July 2015

"Big Brother State": FBI Says Citizens Should Have No Secrets That The Government Can't Access
The surveillance state predicted in George Orwell's novel "1984" has gradually crept up on us. With no sense of irony, the government of the nation that calls itself "The land of the free" has led the way in trying to persuade citizents that the only way they can be sasfe from vague and largely fictitious "existential threats to democracy" is to surrender civil rights and freedom to determine our own destiny ...

Pointless
A young couple who climbed up a suspension bridge near Frankfurt to watch the sun rise prompted a major rescue operation when passers by reported

The Name Is Pronounced Nivea
The latest fashion in America is girls called Nevaeh. Virtually unheard of five years ago, the name – “heaven” spelt backwards – has become the 70th most popular name for baby girls in the country last year.

Financial Fraud: Market Rigging By Any Other Name
Over the past twenty years we have hasd many financial scandals, the dotcom bubble, misselling of investments, toxic debt, derivatives trading, maket rigging and interest rate rigging. A lot of the software used by these trading systems was developed with the intent of facilitating fraud.

Warring Migrant Tribes, Street Shootouts, Grenade Attacks, Government Says Its Multiculturalism? WTF Is Going On In Sweden?
"Sweden, that's where they commit suicide and the king rides a bicycle," a character in an Alan Bennet play famously said back in the 1980s, a reference to Sweden's reputation as the most boring country in the world. That reputation has long gone, the elegant streets of Sweden's gothic styled cities are now more like Chicago in the Al Capone era. Scandinavia's biggest nation state is in the grip of a terrifying crime wave instead ...

Banks want us all to have 'tap and pay' cards... even though they're a criminals wet dream
Unfortunately while the banks and tachology giants have been ironing out problems with contactless payment technology (like its habit of doing your good deed for the day by paying for other people's stuff), the crooks have been forging ahead with non-accidental ways to rip off your card. Thieves can easily steal key data from contactless credit and debit cards using equipment bought "easily and cheaply" online, consumers magazine Which? has warned UK consumers.

Gay Rights Lobby Calls for Ban on LGBT Therapy After Finding Hundreds of Health Workers Believe in a Cure The Daily Stirrer has noted many times that sheeple on the left of the political spectrum get very confused on finding not everybody agrees with their world view. but rather than accept they are bigots they turn on those who dissent. No surprise then that gay activist working in the NHS are turning on African, middle eastern and east Europan colleagues who believe homosexuality is a sin.

Has Nasa found another 'Earth' in corner of Milky Way?
The science clowns are going off their heads again, getting over-excited about the 'discovery' by the Kepler project of Earth 2, an earth like planet that it would only take twenty million ryears to reach in our fastest spacecraft id. What planet do these do these idiots live on?

So Who Are The real Racist Bigots - Those Who Have Opinions or those who would abolish free speech?
Since we began publishing in 2009 we have warned that the real enemies of freedom, the ones who would turn certain sectors of the community are not the conservatives and libertarians, but those who try to mask their fascistic politics by calling themselves left, liberal or socialist. If you want to know what socialism is really all about read up on Stalinist Russia or Maoist China and if you want a comparison for the 'liberal values of Labour and Social democrat voters in Europe or American democrats, look no further than the medieval Inquistion and their brutal purges of 'heresy'.

Pissed Off Locals In Europe Torch Refugee Centres To Resist Enforced Placement Of Immigrants

Citizens in Germany and Italy have taken to burning the resettlement centres in their communities designated to provide accommodation for people who have crossed the Mediterranean to enter Europe illegally.

Riots In Athens As Betrayed Greeks Take Back

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A converted country inn, forced to close due to punitive EU taxes and restrictive laws, then renovated at taxpayers expense for use by illegal migrants has been burned down in Reichertshofen, Germany after locals discovered it was being prepared to become refugee accommodation.

The Day The EU Died - Destruction Of Greece Shows True Fascist Nature Of The European Project Some inside information on the political stitch up that has turned GreeThe Day The EU Died - Destruction Of Greece Shows True Fascist Nature Of The European Projectce into a vassal state and humiliated the Greek people for the purpose of furthering the neo-Fascist 'ever closer union' agenda of the bureaucratic dictators in Brussels.

The Bansturbator Diaries - Ban Everything And Tax It Too
Red Meat, fast food,, Pies, Pizzas, Cigarettes, Alcohol, and now sugar. The fun fascists are on the rampage everywere. Is there anything we can do to stop them? Yes. all we have to do is ignore them, especially the ones who try to claim some kind of authority by using the word 'science' far more than is necessary.

Spain Goes Full Police State; Government Enacts Law Forbidding Dissent, 'Unauthorized' Photography Of Law Enforcement
Spain is now a police state again. On July 1st, its much-protested "gag" law went into effect, instantly making criminals of those protesting the new law. Not since the death of General Franco has free speech been a crime in the country.

TTIP in the EU: Rejecting Democracy
Trade deals have traditionally been about lowering particular tariffs for imports and exports of goods from one country to another. Trade is not as simple as that any more and for TTIP tariffs are a tiny part of the negotiations because tariffs between the EU and US are virtually non-existent these days. Trade in TTIP is about issues that are relevant and important to us all: from which services are publicly provided, to the safety of the food on our plates

Greece, Monetary Union and Europe - Omnibus
The Greek financial meltdown and inevitable exit from the European Monetary System (Euro) and possibly the EU may be staved off a little longer but will happen. If the burden of Euro membership can wreck strong economies like France, Austria and The Netherlands, how can a basket case like Greece ever cope.

Hackers Hacked - Government Ties Exposed
An Italian company develops hacking tools for government security agencies itself became the target of a hacker attack, resulting in its internal documents being leaked online and its deals with numerous governments being exposed.

Four Converging Crises Could Destroy Europe
Four great crises around Europe’s fringes threaten to engulf the European Union, potentially setting the ambitious post-war unification project back by decades. The EU’s unity, solidarity and international standing are at risk from Greece’s debt, Russia’s role in Ukraine, Britain’s attempt to change its relationship with the bloc, and Mediterranean migration.

Oregon bakery that refused same-sex couple owes $135,000 in damages
This page started by looking as a case of personal liberty versus gay fascism in Belfast, Northern Ireland but looks set to spread in all directions. While the Belfast Gay Cake case was, to the best of our knowledge, the first of its kind in Britain, there have already been a number of high profile cases in which the authorities have deemed that gay bitchiness trumps the civil rights of straight people,

Troika Is Manoeuvering To Rig The Greek Referendum
According to Greece's finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, the troika, the IMF, European Central Bank and EU Commission is planning to rig the outcome of the Greek referendum on whether to accept further austerity measures in return for bail out cash

Ending the Ownership of Money
It must be common knowledge by now that some of the world’s most economically powerful nations are insolvent due to the burden of sovereign debt. These economies are held together through by the faith of citizens and businesses in the currency. If that faith evaporates, the leading economies will crash as voters realise the only thing underwriting the economy is debt.

Climate Change: Physicist Asks Is a Deadly Ice Age on the Horizon?
The last ice age ended approximately 12,000 years ago, and since then we’ve been enjoying a pleasantly warm “interglacial period.” But given that an interglacial may last only 12,000 years, we’re confronted with a scary prospect: Another ice age may be nigh.

Government Paid Trolls Are Using 'Psychology-Based Influence Techniques' in Social Media
Have you ever come across someone on the Internet that you suspected was a paid government troll? Well, there is a very good chance that you were not imagining things. Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now have solid proof that paid government trolls are using “psychology-based influence techniques” on social media websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Zuckerberg reveals Facebook Working On Apps 'Smarter Than Humans'
In an online Question and Answer session this week Facebook supremo and founding megalomaniacal sociopath Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company is engaged in building AI systems "that are better than humans at our primary senses."

Boko Haram attack on Nigerian village leaves nearly 100 people dead


According to eye witnesses nearly 100 people have been killed in an attack on mosques and houses in a village in north-eastern Nigerian by suspected Boko Haram militants, news feeds reported today (2 July 2015).

Sleepwalking Into Another Middle East War To Make Obama Look Good
Watching the news feeeds, we see The United States has blocked attempts by its alleged Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting the Islamic State jihad in Iraq.

War, Famine, Plague and all that
It is no secret that “news” media in the developed world is owned by a few corporate empires whose ultimate owners' are financial operators whose reach extends into manufacturing, extraction industries, big agriculture and food,

The Day the Earth Died - And Why The Green Lobby Did Not Raise A Whimper In Protest
By selling their votes in return for pledges of government spending in their states the current crop of US Senators have effectively transformed their nation from a representative democracy to a dictatorship in which the President can make law on a whim.

Artificial Intelligence: Will It Kill Human Society?
The media, the so called 'experts' and politicians hail every technological advance as if it will btransport us from reality to a utopian paradise. but does Artificial Intelligence and related internet and computer technology pose theats to human society that far outweigh any possible advantages? Whateve, Google plan to put machines in our place on top of the food chain.

City of Berkeley to require cellphone sellers to warn of possible radiation risks
One of the fist themes of this blog was that mobile phones (and wi-fi etc.) do pose a risk to health. Here's the latest admission that the sceptics voices were right, from The Guardian

Have US tactics only helped to make ISIS more powerful?/b>
We have questioned the US led efforts to defeat ISIS in the middle east many times, pointing out that every time the western alliance steps up opposition to the establishment of a news Islamic Caliphate, Islamic State seem to get stronger. 'Conspiracy Theorists', our critics yell. So let's look at opinion from around the world that concurs with ours.

Refugee host school in Germany bans revealing clothes
We have asked before and no doubt will again, when the citizens of a nation are constantly asked to give up their freedoms and change their behaviour in order to avoid offending new arrivals from medievalist cultures, whose effing country is it anyway.

More Violence In Malmo As Community Centre Burned
27 'youths' arrested after shootout in Rosengård
More trouble in Sweden as the ruling elite's determination to had the country over to lawless gangsters and tribalists from barbaric third world cess pits sees violence and inter - tribal conflict continue to increase in the once peaceful suburbs of Swedish cities.

Refugeee Host School In Germany Bans Short Skirts As They Wind Up Muslim Boys
We have asked before and no doubt will again, when the citizens of a nation are constantly asked to give up their freedoms and change their behaviour in order to avoid offending new arrivals from medievalist cultures, whose effing country is it anyway.

How Ironic That Humourless Warmageddonists Will Not See The Irony
I've lost count of how many times this blog has highlighted the extraordinary consistency with which politicians and scientists working in concert manage to achieve the exact opposite of what they are aiming for. One might be tempted to think that the first step in proposing a scientific solution to any problem is to first understand what harm the unintended consequences of your solution might cause.

Saying The Unsayable
Watching BBC Question Time last Thursday, I was struck once again by the way it was left to one of the stock hate figures of the left, Melanie Phillips, to actually pronounce the great, clunking truth that the online activities of left wing hate mobs have rendered unsayable.

Mediterranean Boat People Crisis Threatens European Identity
As European leaders gathere for a summit meeting on the Mediterranean Immigrant crisis, Italy's Matteo Renzi has warned that Europe must find a solution to the ever increasing flow of migrants from third world locations or risk losing its identity.

Saying The Unsayable: Today, Melanie Phillips
Watching BBC Question Time last Thursday, I was struck once again by the way it was left to one of the stock hate figures of the left, Melanie Phillips, to actually pronounce the great, clunking truth that left wing hate mobs have made unsayable.

Russia Outmanoeuvres the west again
While mainstream media (and even some of the more rabidly fascistic left wing bloggers) have been trying to demonize Russia as a way of drumming up public sympathy for Barack Obama's efforts to start a shooting war with Moscow, we Boggart Bloggers and ...

America and UK Lead the World in Climate Scepticism Several times now it has looked as if the climate chance scare was over as the enthusiasm of climate scitentists for changing real world data to fit in with the predictions of their mathematical models has been exposed. But as the scare was never about the environment, but was a scam to redistribute wealth from rich to poor countries, the politicians are throwing their propaganda budgets behind it again.

Sham Marriages To Beat Immigration Laws Are Out Of Control
With main immigration news on being dominated by the Mediterranean boat people crisis and the masses at Calais hoping to stow away in a freight container, we forget that another way of getting somebody into the country is the sham marriage. Numbers involved may be small, but it is another indication of our governments' failure to address the immigration problem.

Mediterranean Immigrant Composite
The flow of undocumented migrants from Africa trying to cross the Mediterranean from the coast of Libya to Italian, Greek and Maltese territory seems unstoppable. Two factors in the problem however have been western (particlarly American meddling in the internal affairs of African states, and wester aid leading to a population explosion national infrastructures are unable to cope with. And of course European leaders haven't a clue how to deal with the problem.

De-Dollarization Du Jour: Russia's Largest Bank Issues Yuan-Denominated Guarantees
Leading the charge to multipolarity and de-dollarization are Russia, resugent despite economic sanctions and the rising superpower in waiting, China. The downgrading of the dollar is clearly demonstrated in the launch of the BRICS bank and the establishment of the AIIB.

28 May

Human Rights: UK Not subject To EHRC says Judge

The oath that every British judge takes requires that they try every case according to the laws and usage of the realm, which means we have to comply with the law as set out by the british parliament and interpreted by higher courts. Parliament requires judges to take account of European decisions.

Secret Meeting in London to "End Cash"

Economist Martin Armstrong claims there is a "secret meeting to end cash" set to take place in London before the end of the month involving representatives from the ECB and the Federal Reserve. Armstrong, who is known for successfully predicting the 1987 Black Monday crash as well as the 1998 Russian financial collapse, expressed his shock that no news outlet has reported on this upcoming conference.

Home Secretary says Britain Will Outlaw Hate And Extremism
In yet another example of how out of touch with reality our leaders are, Theresa May announced on BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the "British" government's determination to make "hate," "extremism" and "Neo-Nazism" illegal.

21 May

Brexit - The End Of The European Superstate Dream?
David Cameron, having won the election with a wafer thin majority is now under the cosh from eurosceptics in his own party as well as party managers panicked by the rise of UKIP. He has promised an early in-out referendum on Britain's future membership of the EU but can he win the concessions he needs to secure a yes vote from the punters

Racist Student Union Officer says 'I Can't be Racist'
We have often made points about the hypocroisy of the left, but a Student Union diversity officer from London beats all comers. Having tweeted 'kill all white men' she justifies herself by saying that as an ethnic minority woman she cannot be racist or bigoted.

p>Global Warming Is Not Causing Any Polar Ice Cap Meltdown Says NASA
Updated data from NASA satellite instruments reveal the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded at all since the satellite instruments began measuring the ice caps in 1979. Since the end of 2012, moreover, total polar ice extent has largely remained above the post-1979 average. The updated data contradict one of the most frequently asserted global warming claims – that global warming is causing the polar ice caps to recede.

20 May

How Congressional Republicans Lie to Approve Obama Trade Deals
With opposition to Obama's 'anything-but-free' trade treaties Trans Pacific Partnership and Trans-Atlantic Trade And Investment Partnership strengthening both in the USA and Europe, it is interesting to observe how support for Obama's neo - con inititiative which would grant corporate lawyers the power to overturn national law, is not falling according to the usual political party lines. Billionaires and those on the payroll of global corporations are broadly in support, others are recognising the threat to democracy and personal liberty.

Political, academic and business elite push for introduction of Cashless Society
The ' cashless society' has been a pipedream of technology nerds, control freak politicians and academics who favour global fascism for some years. The technology now exists, the political consensus appears to exist (because the elites have underestimated the strength of feeling against globalism around the world, and the voices raised in support of this latest attack by the technology tyrants on individual liberty and privacy are geting louder.

IMF Attempts to Hide True Cost of Renewables
A new report ffrom the International Monetary Fund (IMF) claims Fossil fuel companies are benefiting from a global subsidy of £3.4 trillion a year. The figure dwarfs that of government handouts aimed at encouraging investors to put money into unprofitable renewable energy sources such as wind turbines. Total subsidies for renewables are stated to amount to £77 billion a year.

19 May

Adolescent Girl Raped By 60 Men In Asian Grooming Gang
A trial jury atThe Old Bailey, London, heard yesterday the harrowing ddetails of how two schoolgirls were groomed and raped by an paedophile gang based in Aylesbury, Bucks, while aged just 12 and 13. Eleven gang members, accused of carrying out the crimes between 2006 and 2012 face 49 criminal charges between them including statutory rape, child prostitution and creating child pornography, The Daily Mirror reports.

John Kerry Calls For The Internet To Be Placed Under The Authority Of The United Nations
US Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking earlier this week in South Korea, said that the Internet “needs rules to be able to flourish and work properly.” This, according to Kerry, is necessary even for “a technology founded on freedom.” Kerry made his remarks in the context of talking about how international law is applicable to the Internet.

The New World Order?
It is hard to think of another phrase that gets authority worshippers quite so wound up as New World Order. The worlds always prompt a sneerfest among those who are quick to shout 'Conspiracy Theory' and slow to think. The phrase was not coined by a conspiracy theorist, nor was is some secret masonic code used on United States dollar bills to signify the intention to create a global empire (Novus Ordo Seclorum does not even mean 'New World Order' - more below).

The Free Trade Deception Almost No One Understands
More on those evil twins of global trade, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) which are not about freeing business from bureaucracy but freeing corporations from the tiresome obligation to obey national laws covering trading standards, food quality, workers' rights, consumer protection and the environment. We've written about both treaties many times before.

18 May

The New World Order?
It is hard to think of another phrase that gets authority worshippers quite so wound up as New World Order. The worlds always prompt a sneerfest among those who are quick to shout 'Conspiracy Theory' and slow to think. The phrase was not coined by a conspiracy theorist, nor was is some secret masonic code used on United States dollar bills to signify the intention to create a global empire (Novus Ordo Seclorum does not even mean 'New World Order' - more below).

28 April

The Immigration Problem (part 1)
As Britain, its voters divided between pragmatism and politically correct thinking, heads for political chaos in an election likely to produce and inconclusive result, the big issue that none of the established parties want to talk about looks set to dominate the political debate through the next government's term in office.

The Baltimore Riots: The Verdict Of Baseball Team The Orioles Owner's Son
In the wake of violent protests that left eastern USA port city Baltimore in flames and were triggered by the funeral of Freddie Gray who died after sustaining a spinal injury while being taken into policy custody, American politicians and media commentators are struggling to explain to the public how the events of Monday evening could happen in twenty - first century America.

25 April

PayPal Asserts Copyright Ownership Over All Intellectual Property of its Users
The update comes in the aftermath of the announcement that eBay and PayPalwill split apartinto two separate companies. Under the heading “Intellectual Property,” PayPal announcesthat it is introducing a new paragraph to its agreement, effective July 1, 2015, that will allow the company to “use content that you post for publication using the Services”.

How To Help The Poor - A look at how mainstream politics talks of fairness but penalises poverty
All three mainstream parties in the May 2015 General Election are focusing, as they did last time, on fairness, equality and helping 'the poor'. As their senior spokesmen piously pontificate there will be no trace of irony from either Conservative, Labour or Liberal Democrat while the spout such bollocks, even though they know their economic policies will penalise the poor.

25 April

24 April