Monday 26 July 2021

'Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it.'

'The forest kept shrinking but the trees kept voting for the axe. For the axe was clever and convinced them that since his handle was wood, he was one of them.' South African fable which seems to describe the ANC.

'Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it.' Joseph Conrad

The migrant/refugee flow Europe’s about to get from Afghanistan will probably complete the job of walling off the continent’s eastern border from the Baltic to the Med: the Lithuania/Belarus story was an early case of SE Euro solutions becoming the norm.

`I have enjoyed nothing in my life. I've been bored ever since I crawled out of my mother's womb and never found anything that really pleased me.' Lawrence Durrell

'In The Theory of the Leisure Classes the economist Thorsten Weblen demonstrated that, when it comes to the elite, there is a sharp distinction between the real function of social arrangements and their purported function: thus charity balls were not really ways of raising money for the poor but instead ways of both demonstrating wealth and status and of consolidating that wealth and status by making sure that the right people met and married. The same tension is at work with wokery. The overt preoccupation with the excluded is actually a way of demonstrating that you are one of the included, and the addition of WQ to IQ and effort is a way of holding onto elite status that might be threatened by the rise of new groups.' Adrian Woodbridge, who writes under the moniker Bagehot in The Economist but wrote this for the Daily Telegraph.

“You must believe, sooner or later, in a Mind which brought mind into existence out of matter, unless you are going to sit down before the hopeless metaphysical contradiction of saying that matter somehow managed to develop itself into mind.” Mgr Ronald Knox

“Am struck by paradoxical thought that youth is by no means the happiest time of life, but that most of the rest of life is tinged by regret for its passing, and wonder what old age will feel like, in this respect. (Shall no doubt discover very shortly.)” E.M. Delafield, 'The Provincial Lady in Wartime'

'...When I ask if someone with a beard and a penis can ever be a woman, Chelsea peers at me as if I’ve just asked if the sun rises in the east. “Ye-esss. Yes.” Hillary is looking uneasy. “Errr. I’m just learning about this. It’s a very big generational discussion, because this is not something I grew up with or ever saw. It’s going to take a lot more time and effort to understand what it means to be defining yourself differently.”

'A lot of British feminists of Hillary’s generation, I say, have a problem with the idea that a lesbian who doesn’t want to sleep with someone who has a penis is transphobic. “Right,” Hillary nods. Chelsea stiffens and stares at me. They’re also uncomfortable with people who are physically male sharing women’s refuges, and with the NHS’s decision to assign patients to single-sex wards according to the gender they identify as rather than their biological anatomy. “I would say that, absolutely,” Hillary nods firmly. “Absolutely. Yes.”

'Chelsea is now fixing me with a furious stare. When I point this out, she laughs — “I’m a terrible actor” — and says quietly but emphatically: “I am thrilled by the NHS’s decision. Because how can you treat someone if you don’t recognise who they feel and know in their core they are? And I strongly support children being able to play on the sports teams that match their own gender identity. I think we need to be doing everything we can to support kids in being whoever they know themselves to be and discovering who they are.”

'I turn back to Hillary, who is looking conflicted...'

From an interview with Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea published in 2019 in The Sunday Times, plugging a book called The Book of Gutsy Women, one of whom is Greta Thunberg. Did you read it?

(((Dan Hodges)))
The anti-vaxers have had their fun. They’re now engaged in open incitement to murder. It’s time for arrests, prosecutions, and serious jail time.


  1. An interesting theory I've recently come across is that Wokeism is actually white supremacism on steroids. Wokeism is driven by the deeply held belief that white liberals are the most virtuous and enlightened and praiseworthy people who have ever walked the Earth.

    One might also suggest that Wokeism and PC are examples of cultural imperialism on the part of white liberals.

  2. It is a continuation of the poison that was released in the early 1960s. Its roots lie with Communism via the Civil Rights Movement, which as Harry Truman pointed out, was originally a Communist invention. When Americans attacked Soviet Communism the Communists always replied "What about the negros?" and race was America's Achilles heel. It goes on from there. The 1950s was the only period in the last century when the far left were forced to lose influence in the United States, and even though this is not apparent. Of course nowadays the far left includes many who are not Marxists or Marxist Leninists. Lennonists are even more dangerous in many ways.