Privilege Comes From Wealth

Have you noticed that all the identity obsessives are loaded?

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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”

Picture Of The Day #34

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”

How To Be An Expert

A guide for idiots

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”

Quote Of The Day #71 (Warning: Contains Offensive Material)

“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)”

I Agree With Boris Johnson*

*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*”