The pointing finger points

The book is done. Print and eBook versions formatted, links in the eBooks, covers, all of it. I just need to write a short description for the sales page. I’ll leave it overnight in case someone finds another correction but if everything is okay it’ll get loaded up tomorrow.

So I have time to blog properly for a change. Let’s see if I can remember how.

I have seen, on Twitter, references to the ‘six rivers’ that produce 90% of the world’s floating sea trash (figures may vary). This is held up to prove that we in the West aren’t the ones polluting the sea, it’s all coming from China and Africa.

Well I don’t know about Africa, but there’s a good reason for a lot of that waste to come from China. It’s because we Westerners send it there. Then we blame China for producing it and the Chinese have had enough.

As of January 1st, China has new rules for the ‘recyclables’ they will accept and they don’t want all the added crap. The plastic bags, the bits of mouldy food residue etc. That stuff that ends up dumped in China instead of over here and then washes into their rivers, then into the sea.

In addition to all the waste China produces itself, and has to deal with, they’ve been dealing with a big chunk of ours too. Then we blame them for being polluters. Oh, and we send the stuff over on those massive container ships, six of which can equal the polluting output of the total of all the cars on Earth. That’s really green.

There’s also the matter of rare earths – we use a lot of those over here but we produce little to none. We use a hell of a lot in those massive wind powered ornaments we set up everywhere to wave hello to the Green God. We plan to use much more in those electric cars we’re all going to drive to reduce pollution and save the planet. Yet we don’t mine those rare elements ourselves. Most of the supply comes from China.

Those ‘rare earths’ aren’t really rare. It’s more that they are thinly spread and don’t occur in convenient seams or deposits where you can mine the ore and get them out fairly easily. So you have to process tonnes of rock to get much of anything as an end product.

That processing produces vast amounts of waste, and that waste is very toxic indeed. So, to fuel our lust to claim we are reducing our pollutant output and saving the planet, we have created a market that causes Hell on Earth. That’s really green.

Now that China isn’t taking our waste any more, not unless we clean it first, the recycling game is suddenly far less profitable than it was. If China has enough of turning its country into a pit of sulphur, where will we get all our vital electronic components from?

Or if China gets pissed off at us and decides to stop emptying our bins, stop supplying us with stuff we dare not mine ourselves and dump its vast dollar reserves back into the market…

They can wipe us out without firing a shot.

We won’t have any petrol cars left by then. All our information is already on computers we can’t fix without new parts. Our power stations will be gone, replaced by lawn ornaments and fields of solar panels that depend on materials whose extraction produces far more pollution than the power stations ever did. Our Green God is pleased because that pollution only happens in a country that does not worship him. Well okay, it leaks into the sea but we can point the finger at China for that. That’s really green.

China does not need to invade. They just need to wait. Once we are utterly dependent on their rare earth supply with no backup technology left, once we are wading knee deep through plastic bags and McDonald’s wrappers, China will take over the world with nothing more than one little word.

‘No’.

 

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Rabbits and cane toads

Australia knows what happens when you mix different kinds of animal in unnatural habitats. Rabbits were introduced there as an easy source of meat, but Australia didn’t have anything that preyed on rabbits so the rabbits soon became a bloody nuisance. Now, I am told (but don’t know for sure), some Australian cities are so undermined by rabbit warrens that they could sink into the ground at a moment’s notice.

They should have gone for kangaroo meat. It’s good, I had the chance to try it once and there’s a damn sight more meat on a kangaroo than a rabbit. You would need a bigger snare though.

Then Australia brought in cane toads to get rid of pests infesting crops. Once again, bereft of predators, they soon became a bloody nuisance too.

Now Australia, like most of us idiot white nations, imports Muslims by the illegal truckload. They have no predators either. They are protected by law from even verbal offense. The Muslim’s only serious predator is other Muslims. They do enjoy killing each other.

But hey, the SJWs will be quick to mention the Catholic oppression by the Protestants in ages past. We were once like that so it’s okay for Islam to be like that. They could talk about the Spanish Inquisition, a Catholic mob that suppressed both Protestants and Muslims – but they never do. Oh that’s right, all history was made by black people so none of the white stuff ever happened except slavery.

Incidentally, slavery is now rife in Libya but the SJWs pretend it isn’t happening because it’s black people enslaving black people and that simply cannot be true. Only white people do bad things – oh wait, they mean other white people because SJWs are only white on the outside and are male feminists because that’s the only way they can molest women and get away with it. Heh. That one isn’t doing so well now, eh?

By now, any SJW stumbling across this will be in the final stages of Outrage and will be damning me to the deepest levels of Hell. And you know what? I don’t care.

These are words. They are not violence. They don’t call for violence, they don’t even hint at violence. They do not incite violence. They don’t even directly insult anyone (except SJWs, but they are insulted by their own existence anyway so that hardly matters). And yet these words are all it takes now to send even the top levels of government into apoplexy.

Rape gangs, bombs, anti-white overt racism including calls for ethnic cleansing, none of that troubles a hair on a politician’s head. Say the wrong words and they are crying into their pumpkin soy lattes at the terror and injustice of a few sentences on a screen.

People have been shamed into resigning over allegations. No need for evidence, proof, trial. The allegation is enough. Their biggest fear is to be called racist, Nazi, sex offender… but when the people they were voted in to serve see their daughters systematically raped, they look the other way.

At a fundamental level, the politicians do not care about you. Not at all. They care only for themselves. Their public image is all that matters to them and if that is broken, so are they.

And yet… it is not what the public think of them that matters to them. It is what their own social group thinks that is important. Out here in real life we all think they are total fucking idiots but their circle of equally dim inbred friends pat them on the back for being ‘inclusive’ and ‘diverse’ and whatever buzzword of the day they think up next.

In that situation, the only thing they truly fear is the loss of their shallow friends. Being branded ‘racist’ or ‘far right’ will get them shunned harder than a Jehovah’s Witness caught reading one of my books in a graveyard.

They think this applies to all of their circle. When Donald Trump retweeted some videos showing Muslims throwing a gay man off a roof, stoning a woman, and more horrors (I haven’t seen the specific videos but I’ve seen enough of Islam’s prolific output of snuff movies to get the idea) he was roundly condemned as a racist.

Not for the videos. For the retweets. You see, the videos were first posted by Britain First, branded a ‘dangerous far right group’ because they drive vans into civilians and set off bombs and rape children and march through the streets calling for beheadings and the killing of anyone who insults them… oh wait no, they don’t do any of that. If they did they’d be fine. All that stuff is perfectly acceptable to our politicians as long as the ‘approved’ people are doing it.

Anyway, Donnie retweeted the videos and the sad, feeble politicians went into meltdown. There were even calls for him to be arrested for a hate crime. Yes, our MPs want to arrest the President of the United States for retweeting some videos that show the true face of Islam… because he retweeted them from a non-approved source. I would say they have a tenuous grasp on reality, but as far as reality is concerned they let go a long time ago and are now far out of sight in the void of absurdity.

As a result of the whining pussy-whipped girlie men in Parliament, the permanently outraged feminist harpies, the half man half woman Frankenstein creations of the trendy left and not forgetting our hatchet faced Prime Monster who can bring herself to condemn Trump over tweets but cannot stand up to the thugs of the EU, Donnie Trumpton has cancelled his visit to the UK.

Oh I am sure the SJWs hail this as a great victory. ‘Trump has caved in. We have won’. They believe this because they are fucking morons.

Trump has just sent a very clear message to the rest of the world and it is not ‘I am scared of the Lefties’.

It is this.

‘I am not wasting my time with the United Kingdom. It is a silly place’. Let’s face it, he’s right, isn’t he?

Our own version of Australia’s rabbits and toads is not the Muslims. Nor is it immigrants of any kind. Okay, they are a bloody nuisance sometimes but they are not the ones wreaking utter destruction on this country.

That is being done by our own Parliament.

 

Christmas time, silliness and lies…

The Black Friday silliness is nearly over and I have spent… nothing at all. I have ignored it completely and feel much better for it. I haven’t even watched the videos of people squabbling over last year’s technology so the shops get space for Christmas stock of this year’s stuff. Which I also will not buy. It’s going to be a difficult Christmas for those who want to buy me presents because beyond whisky and tobacco, there is nothing left that I want.

I have, however, watched the day’s silliness off and on. There is a lot of it now. The BBC is horrified to find that mince pies contain traces of alcohol. That’s not the silliest part of the article though – that prize goes to Asda’s checkout staff for demanding ID for the sale of a box of mince pies. What goes through their minds? Not much…

Upping the silliness a notch (oh this is just getting started), a mother has called for ‘Sleeping Beauty’ to be age restricted so younger kids can’t read it. Why? Because the sleeping princess does not give consent to be kissed. That, apparently, is what causes men to become rapists in later life.Therefore Hansel and Gretel turns old ladies into cannibals and children into murderers while Goldilocks encourages home invasion, food theft and  bed-hopping in young girls.

The comments on the article are worth reading. In particular, the book about a God who impregnates a virgin while she sleeps – without her consent. They haven’t banned the Bible yet, but it’s coming.

Although there might not be any need. The Church of Sweden is no longer referring to the ‘Lord’ God because that assumes he is male. Well, all through the Bible, references to God refer to ‘he’ or ‘him’ and not ‘xe, xim’ or any other recently made up pronoun. The Bible also makes the gender issue very clear indeed. Man and woman. There is no Book of Genders – and you’d need a whole damn book these days, with daily updates as the loonies think up new things to call themselves.

One thing’s for sure, I’m not leaving any pet of mine alone with someone calling themselves ‘pansexual’. There is now even pressure to recognise paedos as a legitimate sexual orientation. That’s going to be a ‘no’ from me on that one.

You know, I think if God was being ‘misgendered’ (now a sacking offence in many places) all this time, xe’d have said something. I also think we might soon see some evidence for the existence of God when the Church of Sweden gets obliterated by multiple, simultaneous lightning strikes. If you believe in the existence of a deity as powerful as that, one thing you definitely avoid doing is pissing him off.

Well it’s Sweden. God could just let Islam finish destroying it. I picture him turning to Allah and saying ‘You can have that place, mate. I don’t want it any more.’ Maybe he already has

Oh, wait until the Politically Correct start insisting Allah might be transgender. That would be a day to remember.

Meanwhile Brexit continues to not happen. The EU’s latest bargaining chip is to deny the UK an entry into the European City of Culture self-congratulatory waste of time and money. If I were sat at that negotiating table, my response would have been an eyeroll, a sarcasm-drenched ‘Oh I am quaking’ and a request that they go away and find some adults we can negotiate with. Which, I suppose, is why I’ll never be called into the field of diplomacy.

I hope they eject us from the Eurovision terrible song contest too. Nobody will dare vote for us after Brexit anyway. Except maybe Poland, Hungary etc. They might give us top marks just to poke their EU dictators in the eye.

Who the hell cares about getting a City of Culture in 2023? It doesn’t mean a damn thing and there’s a good chance there’ll be no EU by then anyway. It’s falling apart like rice-paper in the rain.

It’s not the only thing that’s falling apart. The anti-vapers are on increasingly shaky ground and the Church of Climatology is on thinner ice than even they predicted. The previously robust LGBT movement has now fragmented into a thousand different groups because of the ridiculous proliferation of imaginary genders. There are gender identities that have one person in them now.

There are men pretending to be women but who want to keep their danglies. It’s as if pantomime season has escaped onto the streets. Widow Twanky wants to use the same changing rooms as teenage girls and we’re supposed to regard that as normal. These dames have even labelled actual transsexuals as ‘transcum’ because they underwent the horrors of surgery to prove they were serious, and weren’t just trying to ogle young girls in underwear.

The Pope welcomes the invasion of radical Islam even though he is number one on their list of people to behead. What the hell is in those incense burners now?

The EU is dictating to Austria about the form its new government should take. Austria looks like giving them a resounding ‘git tae fuck’ (every government needs a Glaswegian spokesman) as does Hungary etc. over the EU insistence they fill their countries with people who hate them.

There are people on Twitter shouting ‘Kill all white people’ and some of the ones shouting are white. Turkeys demanding an extra Christmas every year.  Or maybe an extra Thanksgiving, but that is now racist, as is the poppy of Remembrance Day. I bought two this year because of that and because anti-white racism is now so blatant that even Government departments can post job adverts with ‘no whites’ on them. Try posting any job ad with ‘no blacks’ on it and see what happens.

I haven’t bothered with Facebook much for a long time. It’s rapidly becoming a dictatorship and Twitter is going the same way. Some ‘endorsed’ members (the blue tick is an endorsement of their views by Twitter now, not just a verified identity, because they are taking that verification away from people they don’t agree with) preach violence and death and if they are anti-white, that’s fine.

I’ve now set up an account on gab.ai  ready for the day Twitter feels I am ‘threatening their safe space’ or some such crap. Anyone can join there, anyone at all. It’s in its infancy but it’s how Twitter used to be, with no sides taken and nobody banned just for disagreeing. If it eventually turns into another Totalitarian Twitter there will be a new one to follow it.

I still have to fill out my tax return and I really don’t want to. I’ll have to give them money this time and when I see what they do with it, I honestly don’t want to feel responsible for rte shit they produce. Tessie Maybe was a crap Home Secretary and is an appallingly weak Prime Monster. She only won because the alternative was so much worse.

I’d rather have John Major back. Yeah, she’s that bad.

Well, times are going to get interesting and somewhat violent in the near future. I heard today that in Sweden, they have set fire to nine immigrant housing places but I can’t be sure if that’s true yet. I don’t know of any completely reliable news source any more. The backlash, if it hasn’t started already, is inevitable though.

Only the politicians and the politically correct will be surprised. The rest of us will just shrug and say ‘Yeah. Told you.’

Invading Poland was what started it last time…

In Poland there has been a march. The Wall Street Journal has covered it, with photos. Of course, this march is described thus…

The largely young crowd shot off roman candles and many chanted “fatherland,” carrying banners that read “White Europe,” “Europe Will Be White” and “Clean Blood.” Some of the marchers flew in from Hungary, Slovakia and Spain and waved flags and symbols that those countries used during their wartime collaboration with Nazi Germany.

There are photos, in which no banners are visible, no flags other than Poland’s are visible, and in which everyone is just out for a walk and a bit of a firework display. As for Poland welcoming any kind of Nazi into their country, well they’ve experienced that and they haven’t forgotten it.

So if these banners existed, where are the photos? Not even one? Oh dear. Where are the fist air-punches and shouting mouths? None to be seen. Oh and nobody is wearing a mask. Take note of this.

Also take note that all the photos of the march are taken in the late evening/night. Then look at the photo of the masked thugs of Antifa who were allegedly ‘counter-protesting’ something that isn’t a protest at all. Notice anything? Hint: The sky.

Yeah. That’s a stock image. There were no counter protests because this was not a protest. Really, the news manipulators are getting really lazy now, and still the drones fall for it. Then again, the current youth have had their critical thinking faculties roundly educated out of them before they reach voting age. They won’t see it. They no longer have the capacity to see it, nor to understand why it is happening.

This was not an anti-immigrant, and especially not anti-Jewish rally at all. There were no banners and no ‘white supremacist’ stuff going on. Of course there were extremists present, there always are at any such event.

No cars were burned, no shops looted, and nobody had the living shit kicked out of them. Further proof that Antifa were not there.

What was the march about? Why, it was the annual Polish Independence Day celebration.

Clinton’s mob referred to it as a Nazi march. Really. There are no depths these fuckwits cannot sink to. Poland is about as likely to embrace Nazism as is Israel. It was an Independence Day march. That’s it.

The WSJ…

“It’s getting more and more vicious,” said Jakub Skrzypek, 25, one of about a dozen counterprotesters standing behind a banner that read “We Are Polish Jews” and surrounded by police. “We are really in fear.”

I see no police evident in the photos, and certainly no photos of ‘about a dozen’ counterprotestors against 6000 marchers. About a dozen, terrified for their lives. Really? There are only a dozen Jews in Poland? Well, they did take quite a beating in the 1940s but it wasn’t actually the Polish who did that, now was it?

The Left’s continual twisting of everything into ‘KKK and Nazi’ is not going to have the effect they think it will. No, the left are not running this game, even though they think they are, and they don’t know the rules. They are useful idiots.

They are fomenting a new war. They think they are shouting down dimwits where in fact they are riling up people smarter than them. People who know when to keep quiet, people who understand diplomacy but who are about to forget about it. And there are a hell of a lot of them.

The ‘alt-right’ is not an invention of white supremacists (of which, in reality, there are very few indeed). It is a construct of the socialist idiots marching to the fastest population reduction program ever devised.

When you go above party politics, above Tiny Blur’s narcissistic preening, above the George Soros personal vendetta, to where all this comes from, they don’t care about left and right. They don’t care about politics at all. They care about One World Government and you guys in charge now are not it.

Population reduction. That’s a big one. Oh you can call me a conspiracy theorist. You can say it’s the drunken ravings of a whisky addict. You know the big aim is a massive reduction in population to a controllable level. That’s been no secret for a long time now.

Birth control, Chinese style one-child policies, that’s going to take far too long. Nuclear war is no good, it’ll render most of the planet uninhabitable. No, a class war, a race war, that’s the way to achieve fast population reduction without wrecking the whole planet. Everyone fighting everyone else and nobody fighting the ones pulling the strings.

Poland’s march was not about that. It was an independence day march. A peaceful day out for the family. Look at the last photo in that article.But it’s being spun into something so much more, something sinister. Why?

To get you angry. To get you fired up. To make you think it was a protest against Muslim immigration (they did that separately, some time ago) and make you want the same thing in your own country. Oh yes, the Muslims are being used too. They’ll never see it either.

There’s one way to beat this plan. One way to win the game.

Stop hating each other on the basis of what someone else has told you. Think for yourselves. I know, it involves actual work and few people want to do that but trust me, it’s not that hard.

Maybe though, for too many people, it’s just too big a step to take.

 

 

 

Genderless

The current gender insanity has been a great help to me.

A story I’ve been working on for a long time has a genderless society. The people in that society actually have no concept of gender, and have no idea whether they were born male or female. They are merely worker drones and not required to reproduce.

I know how to construct it physically, all of that is already in place in the real world anyway, but how to make it stick politically? How did people get to where they would accept the beginnings of it?

Lately there has been an increasing amount of noise about the 57 (probably more by now) varieties of ‘gender’. Reality time folks. Check between your legs. If there are things dangling you’re a male. If there are not, you’re a female. If you have both then you’re both but that isn’t a third gender. That’s both in one. Two is all there are.

There is now even ‘genderfluid’ where you can wake up as a man and try out every type of ‘gender’ over the course of the day. To fit them all in you would probably only be able to devote 10 minutes to each one.

Now there are calls for transgenderism to be applied to children. Of course. Much more easily malleable if you get them before puberty. And then this –

Yep. Babies are born without gender until they are old enough to decide which they want to be. Surgery at 5? Defy these loonies and they will call you names and, ultimately, resort to physical violence to get their way.

Oh this is not restricted to a few Twitter idiots. Transgender surgeons have started to say things like ‘assigned male at birth’ as if gender depends on which box the midwife prefers to tick. And one day, if this continues, it will be.

Gender is being removed from everything, even biology now…

The print on that one is small so here’s the link to the actual article.

The useful idiots believe that all their rapidly-multiplying ‘gender’ definitions and their ‘preferred pronoun’ nonsense is theirs, and will lead to a world where everyone can be what they want to be (unless you’re white, in which case they want you dead). It leads to no such thing.

On preferred pronouns, I will use three. He, she, or it. Pick one. I will not use any others.

I give it no more than a year before you start to see calls for all babies to be neutered at birth so that they can choose their gender later. Once that’s in place there’s no point in choosing a gender, you might as well stay genderless for life because you can’t reproduce anyway. The genderless society is within grasp, worker drones produced by the elite and their harems. Neutered drones who are brought up in nurseries where they are politically corrected before being sent off to work.

They don’t even know what ‘gender’ is by that stage.

So, I now have a viable method to produce the genderless society in the story I’m making up. If I’m lucky I’ll even finish the story before it comes true. Most of the rest of it is coming true or has already come true.

It still leaves the question of how did it get this far? There have been transvestites, gay people etc. for millenia at least, probably since the dawn of humanity. Transexuality has been around all that time too, although the means to do something surgical about it is more recent.

So why now? Why, all of a sudden, has this explosion of gender lunacy happened? Today I realised how it happened.

Degrees in gender studies.

We have laughed at these for years. What the hell use is that degree? There is no employer interested in it so the only thing you can do is become a gender studies lecturer and there are far more graduates than jobs.

We were wrong to laugh at it. It does indeed serve a purpose, one that is now becoming all too clear.

How do you make a living with a gender studies degree? A few will become gender studies lecturers and produce the next round of useful idiots, most will end up whining about nobody wanting to employ them because the degree marks them as a likely troublemaker, some will get into personnel departments and screw up companies from within…

…and some will become researchers and media whores. They are the ones gender studies is designed to produce. The cream of the crop.

See, ‘gender studies’ should really take no more than twenty minutes. There are two genders. One has these bits, the other has those bits. My mistake, twenty seconds.

The rest of it is fantasy. I mean, I really don’t care how you identify yourself. You can pretend to be Super Mario or his kart or a pink unicorn or Tinker Bell on crack if you want. That does not make it real. All these identities do not create new genders and that is not their real purpose. Their real purpose it to make the genuine two genders invalid. Once that’s done, forced neutering of children is not only possible, it’s going to be demanded.

The gender studies graduates must keep inventing new genders to study and push for gender neutrality in increasingly bizarre places because their living depends on it. It’s all they’ve been taught to do. The whole gender studies game operates like a virus – in order to stay alive they have to infect more and more people with their ideas. It’s a mind virus.

I can’t remember who first coined the term ‘meme’ to describe an idea that replicates by spreading in a manner similar to a gene but this is what is happening here. This particular contagion is spreading faster and faster and it will lead to that vast array of new ‘genders’ being abruptly reduced, not to two, but to zero.

The genderless society. An army of compliant worker drones who have not even the concept of gender. Run by an elite who will pick the best of the litter for themselves and send the rest to be neutered and politically corrected. You know who’s going to be part of that elite? Hint: It’s not me.

And it’s not you.

 

 

Fact and fantasy

There has been another shooting in America, this time in Texas. The shooter was shot dead at the scene.

I’m fine with that. He was caught in the act and was actively shooting people so I have no problem with police shooting him (at this time it is not clear whether police shot him or he shot himself, but either way works).

If he survived, some cash-hungry lawyer would try to get him off and even if he did go to jail, the bleeding hearts would demand he serve only half his sentence and then he’d sue for hurt feelings while in jail. It saves a lot of time and money just to shoot the bugger while he still has his gun in his hand.

Twitter is alive with Lefties shouting ‘It’s a white supremacist attack! All white people are to blame!’ The same people who say ‘You can’t blame all Muslims just because Muslims are killing people all over the world, you racist-Nazi-bigots’. I used to imagine Orwell’s Doublethink was something he made up but it’s clearly a very real thing. This level of disassociative reasoning is surely grounds for medical intervention.

There is no description of the gunman as yet, beyond he was ‘dressed in combat gear’. You know, the thing about combat gear is that there are sizes available for most people and it does not evaporate in contact with a skin that isn’t white. Anyone can wear it. There is as yet no reliable information as to the gunman’s suntan level.

Police have said that as far as their information goes, this was not a terrorist attack, it was someone with a grudge against either the town or the church. Given that the town in question has around 400 people, it is a very unlikely target for any terrorist group. They tend to go for big cities – not least because you have a better chance of vanishing in the crowds rather than getting caught. Also because that’s where the news groups concentrate their efforts.

Further, most of those shot were white and Republican. Does that sound like a target for white supremacists? Is someone even now getting roundly slapped about at KKK headquarters for choosing this target? Somehow I feel this is unlikely.

No motive is known. The identity of the lunatic is unknown. His race, religion and political affiliation are all unknown. And yet all white people are to blame, especially Republicans. Does that include the ones he killed, maimed or injured, Lefties?

This is a small town. 27 deaths in a population of 400 is going to affect every family in that town. It is not a time for making political noises and shouting down Whitey.

But then, that’s all the Progressive Left ever do, isn’t it?

What will they do if it turns out not to be a white guy at all… or a member of the loony-tunes mob Antifa enraged at the utterly risible attempt at ‘revolution’ yesterday?

Time will tell.

Childish

Who is more childish, a 16 year old or any MP of any party? You’ll have to think long and hard on that one.

Today Parliament discussed giving 16 year olds the vote. It ended up being a tactical play to delay proceedings until there was no time left to vote. This means the bill gets dropped without a vote. Who would have won? We’ll never know but we can hazard a guess as to what it was about. Smug Gideon was on the side of ‘yes’ even though it is widely believed that such a vote would massively disadvantage the Tories. He was hoping for another Brexit vote…

Personally I think it’s a bad idea, but not because of the reasons they think.

Teachers are overwhelmingly Leftie supporters now. They would tell those 16 year olds to vote Labour, and it is widely imagined that all 16 year olds are Socialist.

When I was 16 I was somewhere to the right of Vlad the Impaler. I had no socialist leanings at all. Never have. Neither did any of my friends. One has since become a raving Trotskyite but he was always easily manipulated. Also very predictable.

As teens we played a WWII naval-battle game using very tiny lead models. We had tank-based wargames as well. In both, you could not make use of anything you didn’t have the model of and you had to have it correctly painted too. I suppose it was a precursor to Dungeons and Dragons. Anyway, in the naval one I had the German navy and he had Britain. If we had been in charge of the real thing in WWII, HMS Hood would never have left the slipway and you’d all be goose-stepping to work now. But I digress.

Oh I should mention the best wargame we had. Airfix Series One models were cheap and could be filled with cut-off match heads during construction, then the game took place in a friend’s large garden using air rifles. You didn’t put your tanks too close together. I doubt the average 14-16 year old could get an airgun or 20 boxes of matches without raising a lot of questions now, but back then it was no problem.

When I was at school there was no overt political pressure from any of the teachers. Unless you took a class that would require knowledge of politics it was never mentioned. I certainly never experienced any political indoctrination. But then I probably wasn’t listening most of the time…

Maths wasn’t racist back then. It was a compulsory subject for all up to O level. I rather suspect it still is.

Now, politics is in everything. Political correctness, racism accusations aimed at young kids, everything is global warming and how the EU is wonderful and you know what? If that had been the case in my youth, two things would have happened.

At school I would have agreed with it all as soon as it became clear that those who objected were failing classes.

In private, and in the privacy of a voting booth, I would be thinking the exact opposite of everything I had been told because that is what teenagers do.

The more you push your beliefs on a teenager, the more most of them will resist. Of course there will always be dopes who believe anything, they grow into adults with fixed and immutable mindsets and they all, at any age, make a lot of noise. There are not as many of them as the noise suggests, and more importantly, not as many of them as they think. As Austria has just discovered. They allow 16 year olds to vote. They didn’t get a fully socialist government.

Some other countries have a lower voting age, such as North Korea. You can let anyone old enough to make an X in crayon vote in North Korea, there’s only one box on the paper. Also Venezuela, that bastion of free and fair elections… where opposition candidates get arrested.

Of the few countries who have lower voting ages, the only one that I’d trust to have non-rigged elections is Austria and the lower voting age did not turn out a Communist government. Far from it.

Look at it this way. You are 16, in school, surrounded by largely left-wing teachers who are very vocal on what you are allowed to say and do. Also very vocal on what will get you a pass or a fail. You don’t believe a word of it but you know you have to pass those exams. There are left-wingers your age willing to dob you in for one word out of place. What do you do?

You keep damn quiet, that’s what you do. You tell them what they want to hear to get through it all. Then you vote as far-right as you can because well, fuck ’em. They have made your life a living hell all through school (and probably university too) and in the privacy of that ballot box you get the chance to hit back at the hateful shrieking harpies all around you. You’re powerless, except in that one little moment when you put an X in a box.

So, giving 16 year olds the vote is a bad idea in my book because they will rebel against the strident Leftie teaching and they won’t vote midstream, calm and placid candidates in. They will vote for the polar opposites of those who have made them feel worthless, not realising that the far right is actually exactly as bad as the far left.

Either way, the future will not be good.

So, lowering the voting age gets a ‘no’ from me. They will vote on emotion, not reasoned thought, and it might not go as expected by either side.