What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

There is a tale for our times in the miss-named Torygraph this morning… a shocking crime has been reported:

She gave her a bear hug and the defendant pushed her hips towards her with such force that the complainant could feel his penis,” said Miss Dangerfield.

Disgraceful!!

What you need to remember is that the “defendant” mentioned is a repeat sex offender and rapist who identifies as a woman and as a consequence has been remanded to a women’s jail, as you do.

One there this individual (notice the careful phrasing!) resumed these same activities with the female inmates.

Unsurprisingly.

However, it is quite clearly outragous that this put upon inmate refers to her agressor as a “he” despite the fact that that person (phrasing!) had self-identified as a woman.

How dare she!  There’ll be trouble.

As for the prison service responsible for this absurd situation which is obviously rotten from the justice minister downwards:

“We apologise sincerely”

Jesus fucking wept.

Aaaaaaaagggghhhh For Fuck’s Sake

The Telegraph is carrying a story which is is so symptomatic of the sad depths to which parts of the infantilised world of so-called Academe have fallen:

The University of Exeter’s careers service sent out an email which included a quote from Erwin Rommel, the World War Two Nazi general also known as the Desert Fox.

For any millenials who might be reading who have not heard of the second World War, they helpfully remind us that:

Rommel was one of the most senior members of the Nazi war machine.

Our curiosity is then sated as to the scandalous  contents of this quote :

“One cannot permit unique opportunities to slip by for the sake of trifles.”

Rather good actually and is genuinely good advice for people who like poor old Rommel are struggling to achieve miracles whilst held back by a severely hidebound bureaucracy and a certifiably mental leader.

The usual pathetic, craven apology naturally follows:

A spokesman from the Exeter University said: “This was a genuine error and in no way intentional, however we apologise unreservedly for any offence it may have caused, and have put additional processes in place to ensure this doesn’t happen again.”

The implication is therefore that any sentence that might have been used by a Wehrmacht General is therefore Verboten.  If his little aphorism had made some disgusting remark about gassing Jews or starving Kulaks their position would be entirely understandable.  But that is not the case here.  This might have been taken from any book on achieving success in any field of life.

The next quote given on the site whence this would seem to have been lifted is this:

War makes extremely heavy demands on the soldier’s strength and nerves. For this reason, make heavy demands on your men in peacetime exercises

In other words, “Train hard fight easy” – might have been written by the Royal MArine Commandos…

The one before is not bad as well:

The art of concentrating strength at one point, forcing a breakthrough, rolling up and securing the flanks on either side, and then penetrating like lightning deep into his rear, before the enemy has time to react

simply describing the principle of the “Schwerpunkt”.  And nothing but good tactical sense.

On tactics he was pretty sound, on strategy perhaps less so (why did he waste precious time and fuel occupying a huge empty stretch of desert which just left his supply lines hopelessly extended for no material gain?).

Here’s a good one “Amateurs talk tactics, professionals talk logistics” – if Rommel said that then presumably I have to apologise and take my website down, but fortunately it seems to have originated at West Point so that’s all right!

How fucking absurd is that?

And then, dulcis in fondo, (jesus, who said that? if it was Caesar is that ok?  I mean he murdered two million Gauls but perhaps that’s ok because he wasn’t a Nazi, but he was surely right wing so he must have been a bad guy, right? – oh My Golly I’m so confused) we get the true measure of Exeter Uni Careers’ Service:

The spokesman said the University of Exeter staff member who selected the quote did not know who Rommel was, and the information was taken from a free-to-use website.

This is a fucking University, for fucks’ sake, and their researcher has never heard of Rommel?  Christ on a fucking bike.  I mean, REALLY?

Dismal May In Death Spiral

After months of pathetic failure in her declared efforts to achieve a clean Brexit, whatever the hell that is, being supposedly stymied either by the intransigence of the beastlies of Brussels or the bloodymindedness of the unspeakables in the “Other Place” Mrs May’s political trajectory seems finally to have taken on the unmistakeable form of the death spiral.

It can only be a matter of time before somebody makes an amusing HoC comment comparing being on the receiving end of one of her speeches with being “savaged by a dead sheep”.

Hopeless bumbler Corbyn just scored a 6-love PMQs victory, making hay on May’s floundering Brexit “strategy” (we use the word advisedly).

My regular reader will of course be aware that we know the reason for this which is that May has no intention of taking us out of the EU having been well and truly knobbled by her Brussels minders, doubtless having been bribed with whatever the Belgian equivalent of Ermine might be combined with unsubtly worded threats about never being allowed back into France for a walking holiday.

On the plus side, it is possible just about to discern with a good old dose of wishful thinking that posibly just possibly some sort of compromise might yet emerge from all this regarding a possible EEA/EFTA approach.  The words EEA having been pretty well desaparacidos for the first two years after the great day, have recently been cropping up more regularly in the press and op/eds, and so it is perhaps a little less unlikely than it once seemed that that rather neat solution to the current difficulties might yet be landed upon as being the only possible way forward, which it is, and rather a good one too.

It is increasingly likely that the EU is going to lose more bits at some point before too long and the EEA would be a choice port of call for the likes of the Visegrads and Ireland (?) if or when that starts to happen, so being in there first will be undoubtedly a huge strategic advantage.

What is obvious is that May’s successive failures on Brexit, Badgers, Heathrow (which is an abysmal decision despite its seeming inevitability now)(to pick just a few recent ones) – she has no instinct for governing.

It was clear during her appalling stint as Home Sec where her authoritarianism masked her incompetence.  At number 10 her breathtaking incompetence has the whiphand, and it is not a pretty sight.

For god’s sake GO!

 

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!