Have you noticed that all the identity obsessives are loaded?
Back in the mid-nineteenth century, Karl Marx wrote…
“The history of all hitherto exisiting society is the the history of class struggles.”
Let me just state that I am not a Marxist in my politics. However, I have studied History at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and have some regard for individual Marxist historians and sympathy for certain types of Marxist methodology. I definitely think that many elements of Western society in 2019 conform to Marx’s theories. Continue reading “Privilege Comes From Wealth”
Neoliberalism is my least favourite thing. I dislike it even more than I dislike identity politics. And anyone familiar with this blog knows how much I dislike identity politics. Continue reading “Picture Of The Day #34”
Expert (noun): a person who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area.
Becoming an expert in anything is hard. You don’t pick up a tennis racquet, knock a couple of balls against a wall and then head off to Wimbledon. Searching for your symptoms on the internet doesn’t make you a doctor.
Fortunately, here are a couple of easy shortcuts to becoming an expert on, well, everything. Continue reading “How To Be An Expert”
“I have examined all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.” Continue reading “Quote Of The Day #71 (Warning: Contains Offensive Material)”
*But for different reasons
There is an episode of The Simpsons called The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star** where Bart and Homer decide to join the Catholic Church encouraged by a priest, Father Sean, played by Liam Neeson. This called a rift in the family and with Reverend Lovejoy of the one true faith – “The Western Branch of American Reform Presbylutheranism.” The family are eventually reconciled and Ned Flanders says his church and the Catholics should unite against their real enemies – “monogamous gays and stem cells.” Sounds a lot like the mad alliance between the ‘woke’ left and the Islamist hard right. Or the various factions of the Establishment united by their hatred of Brexit.
When giving a speech after being elected Conservative leader on Tuesday 23rd, Boris Johnson said he was going to deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn. I have my doubts about the first and the third remains (snigger) to be seen but I can wholeheartedly agree with the second point. Probably for very different reasons.
Continue reading “I Agree With Boris Johnson*”