Man Overboard!

We learn from the Mail that the nationally revered RNLI seems to have taken some of the same lousy medecine that the National Trust, the BBC, etc etc ad infi-fucking-nitum have been mainlining on for the last 20 years:

Whitby RNLI crewman Ben Laws … and his junior workmate Joe Winspear … were allegedly sacked over the phone on Tuesday. The pair are reported to have swapped ‘jokey’ tea mugs for Secret Santa presents. One featured Mr Winspear’s head superimposed on a naked woman’s body … When a senior female member of staff found them at the headquarters in North Yorkshire … their jobs were brought into question.

So two brave, public spirited  men, accustomed as volunteers to risk their lives to save the necks of others in deadly conditions in the North Sea, have been sacked (by phone of course as is the way these days) for exchanging as private gifts, mugs adorned with images similar to those we see in every tabloid and frequently even in TV adverts?

The inevitable has happened as their doughty cremates have made manifest their righteous disgust by:

sparking resignations from four of their colleagues navigator Steve Boocock , helmsman Martyn Cairns  and trainees Neil Cook and Simon Rhodes 

I’ve nothing against women (hell, (fucking hell actually) I’m married to one) but it is entirely predictable that themanager who made this bold step was a woman, who we can safely assume couldn’t steer a boat from one side of a puddle to the other.

What is it about us Anglos that we seem hell bent on sacrificing everything that is worthwhile about our country at the altar of this obessesive and wholly misguided political correctness/virtue signalling/cultural marxism?

It would never happen in Russia or in China and wouldn’t have happened in the Raj or in 1950’s America.

Let’s wait and see.  It wuld be easy to say that it is these little signs that give away a terminal cultural decline.  However these are early days for this story and it might yet be that the general outcry among the genuinely righteous of this country (white van man and his wife) the wonderful organisation that is the RNLI night yet row back on this insanity which would be a sign of hope.

I bloody hope so, I am so fed up of being a depressed, cynical and right.

Ignoring The Elephant In The Room

The Telegraph reports that EU commission jackbooted thugs have raided the offices of Fox News in London.

Ostensibly the investigation concerns sports rights and as a would-be consumer if they weren’t so darned expensive, I can half see what they’re getting at.

However as the Telegraph story notes:

The raid comes at an extremely sensitive time for Fox as it seeks a remedies agreement with British watchdogs at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to secure its heavily delayed takeover of Sky…The CMA is considering an offer from the Murdoch family to spin off Sky News into a separate company or sell it to Disney to assuage concerns that full control of Sky will give them too much sway over the British media. 

The elephant in the room being of course that Fox is far less monopolistic than the BBC, but nobody, in an official capacity at least, is recommending that that monstrosity be broken up.

Might there be more to this than meets the eye:

News of a competition investigation by the European Commission will be viewed as a boost to the US cable giant Comcast, which is seeking to disrupt Fox’s takeover of Sky with its own rival £22bn bid.

News that the investigatory and ball-breaking powers of the EU have been bought and sold bought would hardly surprise anybody here at Castello Italicus.

Vast Organisation Mindfucks Voters!

Brendan O’Neill has a piece, as ever well worth reading, in the Speccie putting to the sword the absurd idea that Cambridge Analytics has destroyed the world by brainwashing voters using their facebook data:

We’re meant to believe that Donald Trump won the presidential election and Brexit was victorious in the EU referendum because sinister rich and right-wing people trawled social media, harvested our inner-most lives, and then planted messages that ‘mind-fucked’ us into voting for things we shouldn’t have voted for? This is straight out of the David Icke school of political thought (I say thought…) where it is always assumed that faceless malevolent actors are puppeteering public life and secretly controlling people’s minds and behaviour. This might be the moment when the paranoid style of thinking went mainstream

However this blog is convinced that, certainly in the UK, there is one organisation at least abusing users’ faith in it and working to twist and form the electorate’s opinions in a leftward pro-EU direction.

That is of course the BBC, which has mutated from the essentially decent bumbling pro-British but even then somewhat earnest and well meaning media organisation of my childhood into a vast highly politicised instrument of the Common purpose cultural marxist wing of the political “elite”.

The BBC has been absolutely relentless in pushing its anti-Brexit, ant-Trump pro-Global Waring agenda, that is a demonstrable fact, and is in contravention of its founding principles.  It has not been above lying and coercion in order to do so.

Lately the labour left (whom Stalin himself would have purged as being too extreme) have been complaining about something called hatgate in which the BBC have apparently published a photo of comrade Corbyn looking like Krushchev, and clamouring that this is proof of political bias.

Could be a good moment to agree with them then get the whole rotten mess shut down.

Paging Mr Ecks!