The Golden Age of Antisemitism: Should Revisionist Historians Be Allowed to Deny Medieval Antisemitism?

Not long ago, my alma mater hosted the ‘highly reputable ‘Leeds International Medieval Congress.’ Now, given the utterly parlous state of the humanities in Europe, you might well wonder if this is every bit as bad as it sounds.

The answer, of course, is undeniably ‘yes.’

I was around the city, and indeed the University, and I managed to pick up a couple of conference posters that greatly tickled me…

But not in an entirely good way!

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Negative Thoughts & Feelings: Win The Game, Reframe!

Last time, I spoke a little about how choosing alternative categories and concepts will help you understand yourself and your place in this world better; by avoiding one-sided, prejudiced and unhealthy views.

Don’t sell yourself short!

Don’t demand ‘the right to an opinion’ about how unworthy you are.

Opinions mean less than nothing; for only the truth should EVER be enough for you.

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Do Gardens Follow the Dao As Well?

I am more patient these days.

Most of the time, I am patient with myself and with others.

I am in a lot less physical distress, despite big stomach pains still.

I am able to take things more day by day.

The key to life is to let the flowers bloom, without impatiently turning up the garden, to see if they’re growing yet.

Everything, and everyone, will grow and flourish in their appointed time; nothing beautiful and powerful and free ever arose and sprouted joyously from the engineer’s impatience; only from the humility and delicacy of the gardener. Read more Do Gardens Follow the Dao As Well?

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Random Thoughts (XV): Scabshamers, Silicon Valley & Silly Brussels Bureaucrats!

Silicon Masks, Black Souls

At times of peace, Silicon Valley platforms look, at least partly, like open forums. But don’t look at them during times of normality. Look at them at times of exception. Then the mask slips completely! When consensus breaks down and society becomes increasingly polarised, they will ALWAYS take sides. At bottom, they always have been centrists, and they always will be.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/17/why-silicon-valley-cant-shake-accusations-of-anticonservative-bias.html

Effeminate Generational Mutilation

Another US state criminalises female genital mutiliation.

Compare the UK. There are many things that cannot be done in the UK, because of the common buzzword ‘community relations.’ According to the authorities and the elites, reporting and prosecuting FGM is bad for ‘community relations.’ Prosecuting rape gangs is bad for ‘community relations.’ Even giving Asia Bibi asylum is bad for ‘community relations.’ How much more of these ‘community relations’ excuses are we prepared to put up with?

https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2019/01/07/ohio-becomes-28th-state-to-criminalize-fgm/?fbclid=IwAR2rrVk8I8Kjgh4klorBNgvfPVWSsmOyc7qIZWrJr9o2F73b8XuH_DPocvI

Neurodiversity Run Amok

The fact that some autistic individuals are vulnerable to radicalisation (Islam, Alt-Right, Incels) is another nail in the coffin of ‘neurodiversity’ and its politically correct, highly indiscriminate ‘celebration’ of all forms of neurodivergence. Read more Random Thoughts (XV): Scabshamers, Silicon Valley & Silly Brussels Bureaucrats!

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Love, Despair & Singlehood: There is no Law Against Being ‘Extraordinary!’

Your romantic success does not depend on anyone but you.

If that sounds scary, even cripplingly scary, it’s not.

It’s the most beautiful thing in the world.

Because from here on in, it really is up to you.

I do understand this all sounds very easy to say, and I want you all to know I am sincere when I acknowledge that. But those who say they are on the very gutter of the love market are generally false prophets, who are soothsaying a purely self-fulfilling prophecy.

With only a very, very few exceptions (why not be the rule like everyone else, not the exception? what’s so special about you???), everyone has something to offer, even if it’s not something very mainstream and conventional. Read more Love, Despair & Singlehood: There is no Law Against Being ‘Extraordinary!’

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INFALLIBLE GUIDE! How to Spot the Difference Between the Alt-Right & Alt Left! (OH WAIT…!)

The Alt-Right and SJWs both:

1. Get offended at stuff they read on the internet.

2. Get offended by other people being offended by stuff they read on the internet.

3. Need a safe space to run away from ‘harmful’ ideas/people.

4. Have a persecution complex about imaginary violence (compare ‘words are violence!’ vs ‘white genocide!’) Read more INFALLIBLE GUIDE! How to Spot the Difference Between the Alt-Right & Alt Left! (OH WAIT…!)

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God’s People SHALL Prevail!


It may be that some of my dear friends are Jews, and are not ‘out’ yet. I have no words of false comfort to offer you about the current situation in the UK, in Europe, in the Occident and indeed the entire world; what I will say, however, is that you are a nation of princes and queens, and there are some of us who have NOT forgotten. You are LOVED.
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Don’t Let the Radical Socialist Corbyn Get his Reichstag Fire!

Jeremy Corbyn wants Brexit to be his Reichstag Fire. Be careful! Don’t let your desperation for regaining our freedom blind to the danger he poses our people. Anyone who votes for a representative of antisemitism is an accomplice in his evil deeds. Not an accusation: a reminder of how high the stakes are.
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How Much We Do Forget – Our Fights With Cuba, Iran and Socialism And How We Caused Them

My, My! How much we do forget!

Obama tried to connect with our old foes Cuba and Iran to smooth out the decades old conflicts and make the world a more friendly place. However, now Mr. President Grinch has decided to throw them back to the corner of the ring and start boxing with them again. Sigh! Some dictators always need a punching bag enemy to entertain their publics.

We say that Cuba is our enemy because they are communist and that the Russians tried to put missiles there against us. All true, but what made them become communist? Don’t know? It’s because that is one of the many things those history books in high school that we hated so much didn’t tell us about. It is an embarrassing part of our legacy- we supported a dictator. His name was Batista. Although at first a genuine hero of Cuba and a Socialist (!), he later de-evolved into the worst of the Franco clones of that time, torturing perceived enemies and repressing Constitutional rights, including ones he himself introduced in 1940. He let American interests seize control of most of Cuba’s major businesses ( the golden phone in the Godfather 2 movie was a real thing!) in return for kickbacks and let the American mafia turn the island into a literal brothel. Read more How Much We Do Forget – Our Fights With Cuba, Iran and Socialism And How We Caused Them

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Open Letter to Suffering Autism Parents

NB: This is a longer version of the letter first published on Autistic Dark Web.

Dear Autism Parents

It is too easy to say the militant autism lobby are speaking ‘not in my name.’ I mean, it’s true, but it probably doesn’t help much. The uncomfortable truth is simply this: these people are vicious, and vindictive, and there is just no end to their hate. Autism parents should have a voice. So should freethinking autistic people. That’s why the Autistic Dark Web was set up (including the website).

I hope the time will come when people who disagree with the mainstream fanatics will have more of a voice. I’m not just fighting for myself, but for other future generations. I hope you will not be put off by the thuggish hooligan tactics of these doctrinaire true believers. It’s like arguing with Communists or the Alt Right. Hopefully things will change one day soon.

The treatment of people like Judith Newman is an absolute disgrace. Just as Ayatollah Khameini notoriously said ‘There are no jokes in Islam,’ so also do the neurodiversity lobby say ‘there are no jokes in autism.’ Any lightheartedness, or indeed any dark humour, is verboten. It’s all about ‘subject positions.’ The Oppressor cannot speak. The Oppressed can say whatever they want. If you believe this is simplistic, you are not wrong at all. It is beyond simplistic. It is of the very essence of doctrinaire ideological rhetoric.

I cannot singlehandedly change the world.

Nor can any other individual from the Autistic Dark Web. But all of us, whether liberal, conservative, socialist, libertarian, centrist, populist, whatever…

We are doing our best, however imperfectly, to fight for a world where YOUR voices will be heard as well.

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Suicide May Be Rational, But it is NEVER Reasonable

Suicide may be the ‘rational’ thing to do.

It may be ‘expedient.’

It may be perfectly in accordance with worldly wisdom, and perfectly in line with worldly morality.

But worldly wisdom and worldly morality are incomplete for a reason.

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The Living Death of Theresa May: How Long Can London’s Most Notorious Political Zombie Cling On?

George Osborne notoriously (some would say renownedly!) compared Theresa May to a ‘dead woman walking.’

But it’s worse.

It’s far, far worse.

People are even comparing her to Anthony Eden, often considered the worst PM in UK history; although Tony Blair is obviously a close second, after sending my country to war on the basis of deliberately fabricated intelligence.

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Brexit Britain is Easy Fodder for Satirists: but They Should Learn from 18th-Century Masters How to do it Properly

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Artwork courtesy of Richard LIttler (scarfolk.blogspot.com)

Adam J Smith, York St John University

If you thought satire was dead in the age of Brexit and Trump, then a quick look at social media should pretty quickly disabuse you of that illusion. Search “Festival of Brexit Britain” if you want a picture of satire’s bright future. Theresa May’s recent announcement that she wants the UK to hold a national festival in 2022 to celebrate leaving the EU prompted an avalanche of humorous memes – including the illustration by the artist Richard Littler at the top of this article.

The question is, though: are we witnessing a revival of satire as a far more prolific and potent form than ever before – or, because of the sheer numbers of people using social media to try to make humorous points, are we seeing its dilution to the point of redundancy? Read more

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Broadcasting Rules are Killing Political Satire – Thank Heavens for the Internet

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Allaina Kilby, University of Nottingham

Political journalists, especially during elections, should provide balanced news coverage of parties and scrutinise each parties’ political agendas to help properly inform the public. Sadly this is an ideal that is all-too-rarely realised. The 2015 election was reported as a horse race, the EU referendum starved voters of the facts about Brexit and coverage of this year’s election campaign has been more about demonising Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn than in taking a close look at the rival parties’ policy platforms.

And, as ever, major parties are making it as hard as possible for the public to make an informed choice by adopting tightly controlled campaign strategies where they refrain from answering direct questions from journalists and engaging with voters.

These trends are problematic, because they can unfairly influence our understanding of political parties and their policies. Nevertheless, they are key ingredients for an atmosphere that is ripe for political satire. Satire, after all, attempts to focus on the unanswered questions and clarify the underlying morality of the political landscape. It’s a practice that American TV satire has capitalised on over the past 17 years thanks to the rise of professionalised politics and a highly partisan media. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, for example, left a legacy of engaging political critique now adopted by shows such as Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Sam Bee’s Full Frontal. Read more

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