The madness of the modern world

Well, it’s here. The world is now officially insane.

Tessie May took her time about visiting the Grenfell site. That was indefensible, and she’s been rightly pilloried for it. However, she has not sought to blame anyone for the fire.

Labour on the other hand have used the tragedy to whip up local people into a frenzy. ‘It’s the Tory cuts!’ ‘May must resign.’ ‘Take to the streets to remove this government.’ Yes, that last one is real. They are officially fomenting rebellion over an accident.

When the Islamists blow up children or go on knife rampages in the streets, all the politicians on every side call for calm. Muslim leaders play the ‘we are the victims’ card while laughing at the kaffirs’ idiot leaders.

This fire was caused by a faulty fridge and was made so much worse because the building was covered in cheapskate cladding that let the fire spread very quickly indeed.

Sadiq Khan, already linked to the companies who supplied the non-fireproof exterior cladding for the building, is insisting the Government release the true number of people who died in the fire. There are even pretend reports that there is a D-notice on the casualty list. There isn’t. The Government cannot release that figure because they don’t know what it is yet – and might not know for weeks.

Searching a burned-out tower block is not something you can do in an afternoon. Every step has to be taken cautiously. One wrong step on the fifteenth floor and you might find yourself heading for the ground floor at considerable speed.

There are likely to be a lot more casualties in there. It is indeed a tragedy and I can understand that people who have relatives missing will want to know whether they are among those casualties. However, nobody can find that out quickly. Storming the council offices will not speed up the process.

Blaming the Tories is ridiculous, when one of the members of the board that ran that building is now the MP for the area. Yes, the Labour MP for a Labour constituency with a Labour council and Labour mayor. The Tories have no control here, they do not decide on how buildings are maintained, they were not in government when that tower block was commissioned and built and they did not order that cladding. It’s all Labour.

And yet it’s the Tories who are being blamed. They are strangely silent on this. It’s ordinary people who seem to be digging out the information here. Labour MPs and activists are using the deaths to incite people into a Tory-hating frenzy and it’s going to lead to riots. Why are the Tories silent on this?

There are two possible reasons that I can see. Maybe there are more but these two seem most likely.

One – the Tories are letting Socialism show its true, violent face. Letting Labour voters see what they have voted for. Then they can call another election and use footage of the incitement and riots all through their campaign. That would be a sensible, if callous, approach.

Two – and worse – there is still the Civil Contingencies Act. Labour’s ‘enabling act’ that was installed under the Blair/Brown government. The Tories didn’t put it there but it’s now available to them.

It’s basically the same as Hitler’s ‘enabling act’ that allowed his to take over as a de facto dictator. In the event of a national emergency, the government can take complete control. They no longer answer to the people, elections are suspended, the government can make emergency laws unopposed… you think this is a police state? Oh you haven’t seen anything yet!

Corbyn and co. have been stirring up a coup to overthrow the Government. Not in secret, they’ve been doing it on TV. May has a minority government who needs the support of a small hard-line party. She’ll have to cave in to some of their demands. They have her over a barrel and they know it. We don’t yet know what they’ll get but anything they get is going to send the socialist snowflakes into an apoplectic rage.

The EU is gleefully pressing to start Brexit talks and they are offering to take us back on an even worse deal than the one we’re leaving. They expect to clean us out before we go. This shouldn’t be a problem since Labour are also pro-Brexit so should be supporting the talks. However, they hate the Tories so much they are willing to send an army of maniacs onto the streets to start a war, and are still claiming they won the election with fewer votes and fewer MPs than the Tories.

If Corbyn gets his way, the streets of London will soon be out of control. If the EU get their way, those ‘austerity’ measures are going to look like ‘luxury’ measures. We’re going to be another Weimar republic after the EU is finished asset-stripping us. Money that is worth less than the paper (or plastic) it’s printed on.

With a minority government, May can’t restore order or keep any hold on the economy without invoking the Enabling Act that Blair/Brown put in place.

Then, the rounding up of the useful idiots who gave them total control will begin. Oh and Islam? They won’t need you any more either.

After that… it’s jackboots time. For all of us.

And who put this all in place, ready for this day? Hint: It wasn’t the Tories.

I bet they get the blame though.

The Procrastinator

I thought I was good at procrastinating but Tessie May is a master of it. She seizes on every opportunity to not do what she was voted in to do.

Look, we can’t go back into the EU now. This is what we face if we do –

The European Parliament’s Brexit coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, struck a harsher tone: Britain, he said, could change its mind, but it would be poorer.

“Like Alice in Wonderland, not all the doors are the same. It will be a brand new door, with a new Europe, a Europe without rebates, without complexity, with real powers and with unity,” Verhofstadt said.

If we go back now they’ll gut this country. They’ll tear out the heart of it and feed it to the dogs. And yet there are so many who want that to happen. How the hell do the young think their future will be improved by adding leeches to it?

Get us the hell out of there, now.

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In other news, the mower is running again but permanently at full speed. It needed to be at full speed today because the grass was long and wet and even with the motor at full tilt, it choked three times. I have new governor springs ordered which should help. The machine is about 25 years old now.

I have cut three lawns, one more left to do, but I had to run it without the grass box or it would choke every few minutes. So there was a lot of raking up afterwards.

No chance of hay. If I’d left this stuff I’d have had a lot of bad silage tomorrow.

I hope we get enough fine weather that I don’t have to deal with this amount of grass too often!

You can Brexit any time you like, but you can never leave

I corrupted this song before. I make no excuse. I like this song.

This is a first go. It’s late, I’m tired and might improve on this tomorrow.

Or I might not.

The EU Slaverama (with more apologies to the Eagles)

On a cold rainy island
At the edge of Europe
The people wanted their freedom
So they all had a vote

With the future now settled
The MPs promised the truth
But then they said we have to vote again
A shock result, did they goof?

Both sides claimed they had won it
One side is insane
The other side isn’t quite as mad
But self-important and vain

So they call in remainers
To head their ‘leaving’ talks
The peoples’ voices matter not at all
The spin is obvious balls

Welcome to the EU’s Slaverama
Such a lovely fate (such a hungry fate)
Such a deadly fate
We’re all blowing up in the EU Slaverama
What a nice surprise
It’s all based on lies

Their minds are tax-funded twisted
They think their voters are dim – huh
They laugh to see they still get voted in
Promising naught but spin

Now we have no parliament
Just bickering twats
Just to keep us distracted
They’ll most likely tax fat

Now they’ve brought in the Gove man
Soft in Brexit and head
Cameron revives his sad lament
We’d all be better off dead

And now those Brexit voices
Sound far away
The winners of the final vote
But no-one hears them say

Save us from the EU Slaverama
Such an awful place (such corrupted states)
We really want out of the EU Slaverama
If you want to stay (if you’re that insane)
Please just move away

Mirrors to distort views
Deep lies within lies
And she said – You are all just prisoners here
Smile and say it’s all nice

In the EU chambers
The talks begin today
There’s only one on the menu
And its name is May

The voters stay in the shadows
Hoping for a change
Hoping honest politicians will
Take their home back again

Relax said the EU
We are programmed to deceive
You can Brexit any time you like
But you can never leave.

Sadly, that’s how it’s going. King Charles III will most likely preside over his namesake’s kind of England, I fear.

 

Battle lines

So, Tessie May won the election, sort of, by losing a hell of a lot of seats. The Tories gained 12 seats in Scotland but lost so many elsewhere that they are, basically, screwed.

Jezza thinks he’s won even though he has fewer MPs than the Tories. I’m guessing Diane Abbot explained the relative numbers to him. Sorry, Corbers, you lost. Gaining seats was impressive but you didn’t gain enough to win. The fact that you have more than you did, and the Tories have less than they did, doesn’t change the fact that they still have more than you.

I wonder if Tessie will learn anything from this, other than how to sign on at a dole office? She says she intends to stay on for five years but Tories are ruthless about removing failed leaders. The EU is really looking forward to Brexit talks now and they expect to wipe the floor with Tessie’s minority government.

Labour could help. Corbyn is in favour of a soft Brexit so could help with negotiations but will he? Will he venture into enemy territory with an offer of cooperation? I don’t see it happening.

The SNP can’t help, even if Corbyn was willing to go into a coalition – which he’s not. They were well slapped down at this election. Oily Al is out of office and his Mini-Me, Nicky ‘FREEDOM’ the Fish is likely to lose the leadership. It can’t even go to the deputy leader. He’s been voted out too. Oh dear.

UKIP are gone, and so is their leader. Well, dumping smoker support was one of the reasons. We didn’t have anyone else to vote for and now there’s nobody. So we just vote to cause trouble now. None of the parties like us anyway, we might as well just stir the shit.

This constituency turned Tory, as did the surrounding ones. The North-East of Scotland is a sea of blue surrounding a tiny SNP island in Aberdeen North. Which is not surprising, it’s where Aberdeen puts all the benefit monkeys. Burberry is big there, as is violence and shouting and general dickiness. If you ever visit Tillydrone, don’t go alone and don’t go at night. The steel mesh on the shop windows should clue you in.

Aberdeen North also contains Aberdeen University. A big student Leftie vote for the taking.

The Greens still have Caroline Lucas, returned with a much increased majority because the voters of Brighton Pavilion really have nobody else to vote for. Nobody wants to go there.

The Lib Dems… I still don’t see what that party is for.

So we are left with a Tory mini-government which the Loser Left have been out protesting about already. The only party the Tories can legitimately link to is the DUP,  the political remnant of the Protestant version of the IRA from Northern Ireland. A hard line religious group who are anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage (probably anti-gay but I can’t confirm that) and generally Puritan.

The DUP aren’t interested in coalition which is good, we wouldn’t want them in the Cabinet. They are prepared to support the bits they like of Tory legislation and that’s it. Really, they still hate the IRA and Corbyn is on record as an IRA supporter so that’s their real motivation here.

What does the UK government look like now?

In the red corner… Tessie May, Disappointment. With a bunch of Christian hard liners who want to ban gay marriage, prevent all abortions for any reason and generally make everyone follow their worldview. Oh, and links to terrorist activities.

In the blue corner… Jeremy Corbyn, Delusional. With a bunch of Islamic hard liners who want to kill gays, oppress women and generally make everyone follow their worldview. Oh, and links to terrorist activities.

Not a great choice, I think you’ll agree.

However, when you sit back and look at it, it looks less like politics and more like the squaring up of armies for battle. The Left have already taken to the streets to start the fight.

Add into the mix America’s Democrats and their open warfare on Trump, and then add in the Middle East’s isolation of Qatar and the ISIS attack on Iran’s government…

It doesn’t look like a bright and cheery future, does it?

Okay, if the Middle East gets all nasty, the sensible thing would be for Western governments to stay well out of it. You know they won’t. They can’t resist a good fight. In the UK the Tories and Labour will take opposite sides in any conflict and that will soon spill on to the streets.

The same thing will happen in America.

Russia and China will, of course, be preparing for all this.

They’ll be stockpiling popcorn…

 

Hung parliament?

It’s a delightful image but it’s just an exit poll. Tomorrow we find out what’s really happened.

The big news is that Anna Soubry might be ousted. Good riddance. She might cling on by a vote or two though – let’s not get overexcited yet. And Oily Al, the slippery little Salamander, is at risk of being dumped too. That alone would be worth staying up to see.

Twitter is abuzz with speculation but only those counting papers have any idea how things are turning out. So fill your glass, get your ashtray (or steampunk Electrofag gadgetry) within reach and relax. Polling is over, there’s nothing we can do to change it now.

I notice a few more ‘Corbyn loves terrorists’ tweets coming up. Bit late folks, the polls have already closed. You can drop it now.

The choice we have is between Labour and Tory. Between a party led by an IRA supporter and a party led by a wannabee Big Sister. Oh, her unpleasant opportunism in trying to use the Islamic terror attacks to control the internet will have cost her a lot of votes. She really is a very dangerous control freak and she might be in charge tomorrow. I don’t think giving her a big majority in Government would be a great idea.

The Islamic terror attacks will not stop no matter who wins. Both sides pretend it has nothing to do with Islam so both sides will ferment the general distrust of Muslims even further. They pretend they are trying to stop ‘division’ while doing their utmost to divide us.

Nobody pretended the IRA were not Irish. We all knew that not all Irish were IRA, even though some innocent Irish were treated with suspicion sometimes. There was never any popular call to get rid of all the Irish. The public (apart from a few airheads, they’re always around) did not make the equation Irish=IRA. We could separate the two easily and did not require any Irishman to denounce the IRA so that we could be sure he wasn’t one.

With Islam, we keep getting told that those performing spontaneous dissections on passers-by are not Islamic even though they shout ‘Ally Ally Oxenfree’ while doing it. The news pretends to cover it up and then leaks that part later. It always gets out, have you noticed?

Islamophobia. A ridiculous construct of political correctness. If we’d had this nonsense in the seventies, anyone denouncing IRA violence would have been ‘leprechaunophobes’ or something. Corbyn and his mates would have loved that. Bet he’s wishing he’d thought of it back then.

He could have isolated the Irish and turned us all against them while pretending to protect them. He would have had a group who were simultaneously victim and privileged. Their privileges are the last meal before the axe falls – that’s how it always works.

I wrote this ten years ago. Nobody believed it. I bet it’ll still get scoffed at now.

Islam is not the real problem. The enablers are the real problem. The government and police know who the terrorists are and claim they don’t have resources to stop them. Burn a Quran on the internet and they have plenty of resources to come and get you. Burn a Bible and the authorities don’t bat an eyelid. Christians are not the ones being set up here. It’s only a hate crime if the target is right. Picking up someone for burning a Bible isn’t going to inflame the population. It does not advance the agenda.

The government, police and news agencies refuse to acknowledge the problem. Really? No, not really. It’s deliberate inflammatory action. We are to distrust and isolate all Muslims so we’ll accept ever tighter control on all aspects of our lives because we don’t know if Achmed, the guy who’s run the corner shop for fifty years, is a ‘sleeper’ for ISIS.

We never had this with the IRA. If that same shop had been run by Seamus O’Flaherty for fifty years it would never have crossed anyone’s mind that he could be IRA. The very notion was ridiculous.

Yet we are being put into a position of divisiveness. Imams preaching ‘Kill the West’ get national news coverage. Imams preaching ‘Let’s just all get along’ will never be heard. Maybe they don’t exist. Maybe they do. If they do, we’ll never hear about it. Are there Muslims denouncing the terrorist actions now? Do you think it would get reported if there were?

So now we don’t trust Muslims and Muslims don’t trust us. The plan is proceeding as intended. The division is complete, aided by a lot of politically-correct indoctrinated idiots.

What happens next? Tessie May will be replaced soon, once she’s done what she was sent to do. Then we’ll get someone new.

Oh, Trump is just a practice run. The real game is yet to come.

It starts tomorrow.

Tomorrow will be interesting

This time tomorrow the polls will be closed and the counting will be under way. I probably won’t stay up all night to watch it because I have stuff to do on Friday. No point anyway, there’s nothing anyone can do about it by then.

There hasn’t been much talk of policy in the election battle. Corbyn wants a garden tax and May wanted to means test care home residents. Only the most unpopular and crazy stuff has been talked about, along with a lot of personal attacks and slurs flying from all sides.

Tomorrow we vote for the schoolyard gang we think had the best line in insults. I don’t like any of them.

The SNP are expecting to win here. Their entire manifesto, as far as I can tell, is ‘if you don’t vote for us, the Tories will win’. Well I might vote Tory just to make them hate me more. Or I might draw a big dick on the ballot form and put a cross next to every name. I’ll decide when I get there.

It’s not just the SNP. All the parties are basically saying ‘vote for us because the other gangs are worse’ and that is what British politics has come to. Every party now states openly ‘Yes, we are shit, but the other lot is shittier’ and that is all they now offer.

None of them, in interview, could get their facts and figures right. Some were actually comical. We’ve seen almost daily ISIS violence and none of them will admit it has anything to do with Islam. Imagine if they had been pretending the IRA weren’t Irish. That’s the scenario we have here. The killers scream out ‘Ally’s old snack bar’ and the press pretend the stabbings are some kind of street art. Al fresco acupuncture. It’s probably something to do with the NHS, they’ve gone completely bonkers in recent years.

I have seen tweets – genuine tweets – that state that since those killed were all white people, there’s no issue. Seriously. And they say white people are racist? We’re amateurs compared to the ‘entitled minorities’.

Imams are saying they will refuse to say public funeral prayers for the dead terrorists. That’s okay, Islam allows them to say those prayers in private so they can still be supportive in the eyes of Allah while pretending to condemn the attacks.

Islam, you have joined the politicians, Public Health, the Church of Climatology and pretty much every other official body in the UK. Congratulations. Nobody believes a word you say now. We’re not listening any more.

We’ve become used to being lied to by anyone who considers themselves an ‘official’ of any kind. One day they’ll say something true and important and nobody will believe them. ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ is still a valid cautionary tale. Seems to have fallen out of popular knowledge.

Yet, all through the bombings and stabbings, in the days before a general election, not one party will stand up and say ‘We know who is doing this and we will make it stop’. Not one.

The killers were known to the police. A very valid argument someone made on Twitter is this – The police say they don’t have resources to track and stop known terrorists before they kill people. Yet they have plenty of resources to track and arrest someone who says something considered offensive online. One word out of place on the internet and you get a dawn raid. Pray in front of an ISIS flag and declare yourself a jihadist, the police don’t have time to look into it. Words speak louder than actions in our Socialist-inverted world.

Tessie May wants to control the Internet because blocking ‘porn’ (ie anything she doesn’t like, which includes far more than a bit of genital aerobics) will stop terrorism. It will have no effect on terrorism at all. None. It will simply control what the drones can access online. That’s what she wants and she’s wanted it for a long time.

As for porn, take a look at Arab culture. Those guys are so repressed that if you gave them all a ‘Debbie does Dallas’ DVD and a box of tissues they’d have no energy left to commit any kind of crime.

If the Tories win tomorrow, and they’ve been trying very hard not to, expect a lot of Leftie outrage and probably violence. The Brexit vote made their opinions clear. It’s only democracy if they win. If they don’t then Putin must have interfered to install a right wing government because Russia is a capitalist country and… wait, there must be a reason, surely?

So tomorrow we choose which dystopia we are heading into. Either way, it’s not going to be good. The next few years are going to be unpleasant, no matter who wins.

I would not be at all surprised if someone attacks a polling station tomorrow. We all know who will be responsible and we all know we aren’t allowed to say it.

So go and vote. Vote for the schoolyard gang who will bring you the kind of Hell you’d like to live in. Nobody is promising anything else.

On Friday morning, the Gates of Hell open. We get to choose which gates we open. Choose carefully.

We don’t get to choose to close them again.

 

Backdoor Tories

I was thinking about eBooks not having back covers. It might be possible. Not at the back of the document, at the front because normally you’d read the back cover first. It would then show up on the ‘look inside’ option. I’ll try that.

I’m still waiting for Amazon to update Mark Ellot’s ‘Ransom’. The Smashwords copy is updated, the Kindle one is done, it’s just the print one I’m waiting for now. The interior isn’t updated on the print one either. If you click to look inside on the Kindle version, scroll up, you can see the new cover. The page still shows the old cover.

This post isn’t about books but it is about writing, of a sort. Like everyone else in the country I’ve been getting begging letters from wannabe MP’s trying to persuade me to vote for them. I don’t read them, I save them for the next incinerator session. Or maybe the wood burning stove or chimenea or fire pit… I like fire.

Perhaps, if I light it with a manifesto, I could call it a word burning stove. Or a fabrication eliminator.

There’s no point reading the manifestos. It has long been firmly established that manifesto promises are not binding. Therefore the promises they make are meaningless.

The first part of the SNP one caught my eye though.”The SNP are the only party who can beat the Tories in Banff and Buchan. A vote for any other party risks letting the Tories in by the back door.”

That is the panicked shrieking of a politician who sees power slipping away.

First of all, the last time Banff and Buchan elected a Tory MP was in 1983. He didn’t win by much. The SNP took it with Alex Salmond in 1987 and it’s still SNP now. Could the Tories take it back? Not impossible but they’d have a lot of ground to recover. Still, this constituency voted for Brexit and the SNP intend to put Scotland straight back into the EU. That might well swing it.

Secondly, if you vote for someone other than the SNP, that only increases the Tory candidate’s chance of winning if you actually vote for them instead. If you vote Lib Dem it does not count as a vote for the Tory party. The Tory wins only if enough people vote directly for them. Voting for anyone else does not allow someone with not enough votes to ‘slip in through the back door’. It doesn’t work like that.

What the SNP claim really means is “If you vote for anyone but us, we might not win!”

For this part of North Scotland, my money would have been on either SNP or Lib Dem. Labour would have had a chance if their leadership didn’t continually do things to piss off the voters and make themselves look ridiculous. A Conservative win here is a possibility only because the SNP were voted in on a promise of independence. They have not only failed to deliver on that promise, they are now declaring that they want to declare Brexit void, take Scotland from the yoke of England and put it straight back under the yoke of the EU.

The SNP claim is nothing but end-of-gravy-train panic. Voting for someone other than SNP does not allow the Tories to win by default. If you want the Tories to win you have to vote Tory. You don’t get them to win by voting for a party that is neither SNP nor Tory.

The SNP are not concerned about the Tories, not really. They are concerned about not winning the seat. It doesn’t matter to them who they might lose to, it only matters to them that they hold on to power and they are using the Tories as the bogeyman to scare voters into line.

It’s the wrong choice of bogeyman. The Tories held the seat before the SNP. It’s an area heavily populated by farming communities. It’s a constituency that voted for Brexit. A constituency that used to vote Tory before the SNP wooed them with promises of independence. Oh, and Mrs. T’s poll tax might well have had something to do with it. The other parties still use that as a lever even though it was five Prime Monsters ago.

This constituency is occupied by people who would declare every house an independent territory if they could. They voted for Scottish independence. They voted for Brexit. They do not want a fake independence that still leaves them ruled by another country. I think a lot of them are of Viking descent…

The SNP cannot deliver the true independence the people of Scotland, at least the people of this part of it, truly want. They aren’t even making the fake promise of independence any more. They are promising a change of master. That’s it.

This place has a lot of big houses, including the one I’m renting. House prices are not bad here, out in sticks. Aberdeen and the towns with easy access to it are seriously expensive but townies don’t last long out here after a winter. The last one was mild and still there were a lot of houses for sale in spring. If they wake up faced with three feet of snow and no snow shovel or four wheel drive, they’re gone.

Having said that, I once drove to Cruden Bay in a blizzard in a mk 1 Ford Fiesta with no door seals. Couldn’t always see the road. Made it there and back again. At night. Now I have four wheel drive, and no real need to go far if there is another really bad one.

But yeah, when you’re used to having the council clear and grit the roads for you and the little pavement plough going around (not here, there are no pavements) then winter out in the wilds can come as a shock.

The constituency is full of landowners. Farmers. Also people who depend on those farms for their livelihoods. They just want to be left alone. They want independence.

That’s what the SNP promised at first. Now the SNP promise only a new master, replacing Wastemonster with the EU. That is not what these people voted for.

Corbyn is in favour of Brexit. He could have had a chance here. But he also wants a garden tax. I have a huge garden now and so does pretty much everyone out here. Farms, of course, are immense gardens, so a land tax would hit them hard. Labour? Well… I don’t think they want to win, looking at all they’ve done so far. I think they want to be in opposition, take the money without having the responsibility of doing very much.

Here, at least, Thursday could turn out to be a very interesting day indeed.