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hanson: obama’s 1979 moment

Democrats never learn.

“The impression, fairly or not, was that the conversion of late 1979 and 1980 was a reaction tdomestic opposition of Republicans, but more a concession that the world simply did not operate in the manner Carter had hoped. The further impression was that if Carter had not so loudly denounced his predecessors and so rashly pronounced his own new wiser policies, then heo the misplaced policies of 1977–1978 — not so much a reaction to the might not have had to reject his own prior doctrines so utterly and embarrassingly, and seek so clumsily to restore U.S. deterrence.

“Does any of that seem familiar today?”


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red ed wants socialist/fascist ‘new’ labour to return to its fabian roots

The reality of socialism behind the screen

In yet another attempt to hide the reality of fascism/socialism, Red Ed wants to rebrand Labour yet again. This time to ‘Progressive’ Labour. You just cannot sell the muck in the can without lies and subterfuge.

‘Progressive’ is back to the old days of Fabian elitism. You know, the sort that believes it just knows.

The elitism of Shaw and Wells.

The Fabian socialism of (fake) eugenics.

Brown the Clown and Bliar and Red Ed are all Fabians, and doubtless many more of the party of dire fakers.

Sidney Webb:
“No consistent eugenicist, can be a laissez faire individualist [that is a Conservative] unless he throws up the game in despair. He must interfere, interfere, interfere! the fact that the ‘wrong’ people were outbreeding the‘right’ ones would put Britain on the path to ‘national deterioration’ or, ‘as an alternative,’ result ‘in this country gradually falling to the Irish or the Jews’.”
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H. G. Wells
“Swarms of black and brown, and dirty-white and yellow people [would] have to go. It is in the sterilisation of failures and not in the selection of successes for breeding, that the possibility of an improvement of human stock lies.”
[Quoted in Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning by Jonah Goldberg, p. 249]

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“The moment we face it frankly we are driven to the conclusion that the community has a right to put a price on the right to live in it … If people are fit to live, let them live under decent human conditions. If they are not fit to live, kill them in a decent human way. Is it any wonder that some of us are driven to prescribe the lethal chamber as the solution for the hard cases which are at present made the excuse for dragging all the other cases down to their level, and the only solution that will create a sense of full social responsibility in modern populations?”
[ Source: George Bernard Shaw, Prefaces (London: Constable and Co., 1934), p. 296.]

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democracy in the caliphate

“democracy is a tram you ride until you arrive at your destination, then you step off.”
Turkish premier, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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“Yet they are the trigger, and have set off a vicious circle. Vulnerable governments are scrambling to lock up world supplies of grain while they can. Algeria bought 800,000 tonnes of wheat last week, and Indonesia has ordered 800,000 tonnes of rice, both greatly exceeding their normal pace of purchases. Saudi Arabia, Libya, and Bangladesh, are trying to secure extra grain supplies.

“The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said its global food index has surpassed the all-time high of 2008, both in nominal and real terms. The cereals index has risen 39pc in the last year, the oil and fats index 55pc.”

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bush and clinton vindicated over muslim world

A good article and accurate judgement. This makes a change from the lefty appeasement and whining.

“Washington Post article: Uprising in Egypt shows both Presidents GW Bush and Clinton were right about the quest for freedom in the Muslim world.

“This spirit did not always animate U.S. diplomacy in the Bush administration; plenty of officials found it unrealistic and had to be prodded or overruled to follow the president's lead. But the revolt in Tunisia, the gigantic wave of demonstrations in Egypt and the more recent marches in Yemen all make clear that Bush had it right - and that the Obama administration's abandonment of this mind-set is nothing short of a tragedy.”

“This has been the greatest failure of policy and imagination in the administration's approach: Looking at the world map, it sees states and their rulers, but has forgotten the millions of people suffering under and beginning to rebel against those rulers. "Engagement" has not been the problem, but rather the administration's insistence on engaging with regimes rather than with the people trying to survive under them.”

The article quotes George Bush as saying:

“Sixty years of Western nations excusing and accommodating the lack of freedom in the Middle East did nothing to make us safe - because in the long run, stability cannot be purchased at the expense of liberty," Bush said. "As long as the Middle East remains a place where freedom does not flourish, it will remain a place of stagnation, resentment and violence ready for export.”

Bush was right about most things.


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some of the socialist monsters’ legacy

“Providers are required to supply certain information to prove that people are benefiting from their learning; however, with an ESF Community Grants project this would certainly not entail a provider submitting 26 pages of forms relating to eight hours of training - if anything, the reporting requirements would be reduced in recognition of the nature of the provision.

“The only circumstances where we would ask a provider to supply us with a written report was if we were funding a pilot or research project and need to see the impact of it.”

But but but -

It’s government cuts, said Ed Milipede out of the corner of his mouth - just like Flash Harry in St. Trinians.

And Ed Balls yells his head off about all the unemployment it will cause if David Cameron stops the paperwork machine. Balls’ll hold the government to account, yes he will, yes he will.

Think of all those foresters who won’t be paid to cut down trees.
Think of the children when the £100,000 a year managers aren’t able to supervise all the work we’ve created.
It will just increase the dole queue said fascist ‘New’ Labour’s economics genius.

This isn’t about I.T. and charities, this is about union employment and union dues. How will fascist ‘New’ Labour survive?


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protesting against israel - it’s the progressive (socialist) thing to do

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irresponsible milipede - another professional socialist liar

“All of which makes Ed Miliband's attack on the VAT rise yesterday that much harder to stomach. Any doubts that the Labour leader is a shameless political opportunist were laid to rest with his claim that this is "the wrong tax, at the wrong time". Yet we know, not least from Lord Mandelson's memoirs, that the Cabinet of which Mr Miliband was a member wanted to increase VAT – not once, but twice, in November 2009 and March last year – only to have the move vetoed by the then prime minister. Was that the right tax at the right time? Perhaps the Labour leader will tell us.

“Of course, such negative posturing can be written off as political cut and thrust. No one expects opposition parties to be consistent, or indeed responsible. It does, however, help if they are credible – and this is where Mr Miliband comes unstuck. What makes his posture indefensible is his failure to offer any alternative economic strategy. This policy vacuum is beginning to distress some of the members of his own front-bench team. If they are unhappy about it, how is the country supposed to respond? Doing nothing is not a policy. Mr Miliband has been in the job 100 days and is struggling to make his mark. The air of aimlessness that surrounds him is not going to be lifted until he starts taking more seriously the economic mess his party helped to create.”

And the real economic situation is,

  1. the overall standard of living on the planet is growing;
  2. the cost of production is constantly falling.

In real terms, while the price of flat screen TVs will rise by £10 because of the VAT increase, in six months the price will also drop by £20.

So overall, consumption will go up on a planetary level, and probably also in the UK. Manufacturing in the UK has just been announced as rising for the first time in 16 years. The UK now has a sane and numerate government for the first time in 15 years.

If a price is reduced, more people will buy the object. If the price increases, less people will buy it. But the money in the UK (and most other burgs) is continually losing value. This distorts all government statistics.

The world has changed radically in the past century (and is still changing), culture is struggling way behind.

As Iain Banks approximately said, “money is a sign of a poor society”.

Almost all work is steadily becoming automated. The ‘need‘ for ‘work’ comes from a very different world, along with the culture that world developed.

“The devil finds work for idle hands”, yet it was primarily leisured men who developed modern science and society.

Puritanism is obsolescent.

People choosing their own trades/careers is far more effective than government trying to choose winners. If left to decide, children are far better at making good/relevant decisions than adults, adults who bring along their preconceptions from an earlier society.

We should trust the young to build a new world, their world.

As for the cuts, this has to be done. All that is at issue is how fast. The coalition can easily adjust the rate of cuts as the figures come in. It is mad socialists who cling rigidly to five-year plans. The only answer to socialism, as to any evil, is education.

Fascist ‘New’ Labour do anything possible to block serious education. As the national socialist Hitler said,“what luck for the rulers that men do not think”. His policy in the conquered territories was to stifle education in order to make his desired empire easier to oppress.


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