It’s not easy dealing with leftists. They think they’re right. That those who differ are morally bankrupt. That all right wingers are Tories, who are mostly venal scum, not people who believe in anything as best for society. They have been able to maintain this moral conceit by not engaging. Even now they think they’ve won every argument with some well rehearsed pith whilst every neutral runs for the exit.
Sadly for these ‘socialists’ Jeremy Corbyn won the Labour leadership election and their 3 decades of talking to themselves and not even challenging neo-Liberalism chickens came home to roost. They had to lead. They backed austerity and the EU and basically no policies too far from what Ed Miliband proposed. Yet even in this their dislike of Israel and obsession with Utopian positions of nuclear disarmament and lack of ability to formulate an argument against the Govt has them in 2nd place mid term.
Worse their conceit at how evil everyone else is means there has been no sifting of sand. Abbot, Livingstone and other fossils who’ve not had anything decent to say in decades if ever hang around like a red wine stain.
Tories mayoral campaign of shouting Sadiq Khan is a Muslim will hopefully run into central London liberals and may only have marginal appeal in the middle class periphery. I have faith London will reject Goldsmith and Conservatives pitiable campaign. Bit rich as our leader Cameron kow tows at the feet of the Saudis.
Goldsmith seems to be one of those types who pimps open minded populism and first chance he gets shows up what a complete clown he is.
After Liz Kendall’s and other people who openly admit to mediocrity and moderateness vapid screeds about their ‘values’ I approached John Denham’s piece on the loss of England to Labour skeptically. However it was just factual. It made clear that in many ways Labour’s racist Multiculturalism had succeeded. English groups felt separate, Scotland certainly did and voted Labour out, UKIP has a hold in Wales and Labour are out of power for the foreseeable with even a clown run Govt.
I am pretty sure many Labour MPs will still choose to display their goodness at an obviously ethnic event and be seen as champion of a divided culture. My only question would be is this a display of their conceit at their non racist goodness?
Lots of talk of forcing up the minimum wage and this is a good idea in some ways. It may reduce employment but frankly as we can see from GDP and tax returns the UK acquiring millions of new low wage workers is almost economically meaningless and indeed upsets the locals and reduces investment and innovation.
It also reduces wages slightly at the bottom and indeed in certain professions has reduced wages and productivity – hairdressing. Whilst of course getting a handmade coffee and a handmade sarnie is nice it does seem very 19th century to have so many outlets making basic food products in the slowest most Labour intensive manner.
The better solution is a Basic Income which although technically reducing the minimum wage to 0 actually would encourage better employment practices, arts and innovation – through giving people real choice to work and not undertake dangerous tasks etc.
The idiocy of raising minimum wage is that in the UK as currently structured on a giant property and debt bubble is this will just feed through into higher rents eventually. It is not the worst thing but as it has near full support from Tories and Labour you know it’s wrong! [Call to Lack Of Authority Argument Alert]
For those who do not know Hillary Clinton effectively leaked state secrets by setting up her own email server for state department business – allegedly so she could use her Blackberry at secure sites – oh the inconvenience of a PC with its security etc.
Obama yesterday accepting that what Clinton did was criminal and then saying she meant no harm As someone whose administration persecutes Whistleblowers above and beyond regardless of motive it does show how stupid/irrational/elitist he is? Neo Libs fixate on legal illegal like it’s a line not a spectrum. Given that Mrs Clinton should be “in jail” [OK charged but it sounds less bombastic] by any rational consistency from the Administration.
Indeed surely even Obama knows it’s a lie to say she did not do it deliberately – I was drunk driving at 120 MPH but did not mean to kill anyone. She acted deliberately in her own interests and her own interests alone to get round state security. Sentence? 30 years? 20 for good behaviour and maybe out in 15 cos she’s old. Clear violation of the draconian Espionage act O’ and Holder were so fond of.
These clowns with their OxBridge Ivy League Edus really do think they’re better than us. The fact she will end up the logical vote for many I think shows how bent the political system is. How acceptance of low standards is a bit like Russians finding out Putin has a few Bill’ stashed in the British Virgin Isles.
There was a report in Haaretz which was tortuous but nailed it. Multiculturalism assumes all communities share the same values and if they actually did would not be needed anyway. Multiculturalism falls down because it is not true and people become ghettoised with an identity handed to them whether they want it or not.
People advocating to take 10s 1000s of refugees should bring more than their own piety to the debate if they want to convince the public that taking on people of traditionally poorer backgrounds [in UK] who may fail to integrate will work. Not assume the people asking are racist as frankly it does not matter if they are. Leaving the political field to the Right is surely a bigger miss than dismissing people.
It comes across as those who fire labels back don’t have an answer.
I confess I detest the National in a way. I find it thrilling to watch and like the betting levy often from sources that racing’d not get otherwise. Thus with me it’s a form of toleration but it’s not what racing is ‘about’ or representative of even National Hunt racing or something I can defend. Having sent one hurdling I really am not up for my fair handicapper Trending to be risked in the safer side of jump racing.
It’s thrilling to watch a Vautour or Cue Card or Douvan or an Ah Mad even but…. even jumps fans call for their retirement once they’re 10+ and run badly once. Hardly an endorsement of the safety of the sport even from fans of horses running acceptable risks over normal fences in normal size fields.
Trainers/Those In Racing are the worst guardians most being such +ve characters they have no idea of risk -> see Istabraq & Kauto pulled up 3 obstacles in because their trainers wanted to believe as much as the mugs who backed them on that day. Or paying 90 grand to ride a poor jumper like Black Thunder in a National!
The British Horseracing Authority has got in front on the issue of the Whip. You’d not mark or hurt a baby with it used as a ummm whip. However it cannot seem to make the National course safe. There has been no fatalities for a few years in the race itself but this year 4 horses died from less than a 100 runners at the Aintree festival over the fences. Last year’s National had many horses who have barely run since. Friday’s Topham Chase produced 2 deaths and 3 burst blood vessels.
The best argument for the National course is it is only used 4 times a year and is not representative. That every sport needs an ultimate challenge and there are a lot of injustices in the world involving more important things than horses. If animal rights is your bag there is no convincing argument but horses are as Ruby Walsh said livestock. Oddly it is only those of us who own, train, muck out, brush, ride and race them that know them as something more not the angry of Brightons.