It’s Over For Macron – French Farmers Spray Pig Shit In Paris

If you rely on fake news services like the BBC, ITN/Sky and the traditional newspapers for news you will probably have believed the Gilet’s Jaunes protests against the elitist government of Emmanuel Macron are dying down. With unrest stirring in Britan over the Brexit shambles, the government and government – friendly news media are desperate to reinforce the message, “If you challenge authority, you will be crushed.

Thus the weekends showed Marcron’s paramilitary thugs, The Gendarmerie, driving protesors off the streets. In truth there were smaller numbers on the streets in central Paris this week because the government had closed many routes into the city and the railways were on strike. This blog and our twin, The Daily Stirrer, focused on protests in provincial cities, Toulouse, bordeaux, Lyon and Marseilles but we missed the best news of the week for lovers of liberty and enemies of authoritarianism.

Live leaks had this:

French farmers dump hundreds of tonnes of manure on the streets and spray city building with slurry in day of protest (video).

As unofficial reports claim it was pig slurry the farmers sprayed, let’s hope they gave the Muslim ghettoes where French women are afraid to go out alone, a good soaking.

Company Wants To Implant Microchips In “Hundreds Of Thousands” Of Workers

Not so long ago the idea that thousands of people would volunteer to have microchips implanted into their hands seemed like something out of a TV series about a dystopian future society, but it is already becoming a reality.  Thousands of fanatical technology worshippers, as crazily devoted to their deity as any medieval religious cult it seems, have already had microchips implanted, by a Swedish company. There is a near stampede to get chipped and the company behind the scheme claims it is now working with very large global employers to implement RFID chipping on the corporate level.

Jowan Osterlund, CEO of the company, Biohax, recently told a UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph  that they have been talking with a “major financial services firm” that has  “hundreds of thousands of employees”

from The Daily Telegraph:

Biohax, a Swedish company that provides human chip implants, told the Telegraph it was in talks with a number of UK legal and financial firms to implant staff with the devices.

One prospective client, which cannot be named, is a major financial services firm with “hundreds of thousands of employees.”

Global corporations face increasing criticism of their authoroitarian management cultures and cavalier attitudes to  ethical and human rights issues. And with horror stories about hacking and cyber attacks constantly in the news, the corporate paranoia of these security-obsessed corporations is driving a rush to adopt this sort of technology.  If all of your employees are chipped, you will always know where they are, and you will always know who has access to sensitive areas or sensitive information. Current RFID technology is not like GPS however, it has limited range and cannot be used to track people outside the workplace. But emplyees smart phones and other internet enabled devices are designed to do that.

According to Osterlund, Biohax, the procedure to implant a chip takes “about two seconds”, and it is usually implanted in the hand

A syringe is used to place the chip in an area between the thumb and forefinger, according to the report. Osterlund said the procedure is similar to ear piercing and takes “about two seconds.” The microchips operate via “near field communication” technology, similar to what is used by no-contact bank cards.

“In a company with 200,000 employees, you can offer this as an opt-in,” Osterlund told the Telegraph.

Right now, many companies use security badges, and many of us are familiar with working in organisations that issue chipped identity cards. Biohax and tech fans say implanted chips are no different except that unlike security badges, which can be lost, stolen or forged,  or taken off and locked in a desk drawer, an implanted chip is much more permanent and much more secure, and that is one of the big selling points.  The following is what the chief medical officer of Biohax recently told Fox News

“The chip implant is a secure way of ensuring that a person’s digital identity is linked to their physical identity. It enables access management in a way that protects individual self-sovereignty and allows users to control the privacy of their online activity,” Dr. Stewart Southey, the Chief Medical Officer at Biohax International, told Fox News.

Of course once this technology starts to be implemented, there will be some workers, and one would hope, almost 100% of trade union leaders that will object. But if it comes down to a choice between getting the implant or losing their jobs, how many workers do you think will choose to become unemployed?

(Subversive types might be interested to know if they obtain a circular neodymium magnet about 15mm diameter and atach it with the north pole next to the skin with surgical tape, leaving it in place for 48 hours, it will effectively neutralise the chip. Doing this might get you fired of course so make sure your union will support you)

Some people will sacrifice their jobs before they will accept this return to medieval serfdom, but given the ease with which corporate propaganda has persuaded people to accept Microsoft’;s ‘not-fit-for-purpose’ operating system, shift so much of their personal data to an electronic networking medium that offers less security than a prison without walls or use a search engine or a social media platform that will not just track users around the web after they leave those sites, but also invade your personal files and mine data from them that can be used to build ‘psychological profiles’ of us and enable people who buy that information to ‘target’ us more efectively with advertising, persuading the masses to accept being chipped is not going to be a hard sell..

Personally, I will never let anyone embed a chip in my body.  But just like with so many other things (sic), most of the population will simply choose to accept the “new technology” because everybody else is doing it. We have already accepted contactless payment cards. Initially we were told the contactless feature on newly issued cards was only for payments up to £30 in Britain, but on holiday in Europe recently I noticed restaurant staff were trying to used it for bills of over €100, and a car hire clerk tried to use it for a €400 payment. And as a former IT professional who worked on securing systems for years, I can tell you this technology is highly insecure. My bank gives me the option of not enabling the feature but many banks are now insisting contactless is the preferred method of use. It’s the future, they chorus in a bid to make us feel inadequate.

OK, if you are affluent and are only buying a sandwich for lunch and end up paying for the tuna and mayo wrap and diet coke the person behind you at the till is having, it doesn’t hurt much but consider what could happen if somebody on a tight budget had their contactless card details skimmed. The equipment needed to ‘skim’ these cards and steal account details is very cheap and easy to obtain.

Here’s a query that was posted on a tech forum earlier this year: When my old debit card expired and a new one was sent, it came with this new feature. I wanted a way to disable it since each time I was scanning my RFID access card in my wallet, the detectors at work were picking up the debit card too. They’d beep twice and sometimes get confused. Not only this, but while my bank promises it’s secure, I’d rather not have a feature I don’t intend to use on the off-chance that it’s not.

Most methods of disabling the contactless feature on a debit or credit card involve physically mutilating the card, which I don’t like the idea of. A less destructive method is to locate where the rfid chip is positioned in your card and put a half inch square of copper tape (available from gardening stores or websites) over it on the back of the card.

In my experience when corporate businesses, the banks or technology companies tell us some innovation is for our benefit, either making life more convenient, or our finances more secure, in reality it is for their benefit. In my omnibus page Cashless Society I have reported many times on moves to eliminate the use of coinage and banknotes in the developed nations. It is claimed the reasoning behind this is to reduce crime and make financial activity more convenient. In fact a big part of the push to dump cash is to enable the electronic tracking of even our smallest purchases, the better to divine our habits and lifestyle choices from collected data.

Nothing is ever what it seems to be and RFID chip implants are no different. Apart from privacy issues and the principle of personal liberty, we must ask, as Marcus Tullius Cicero did two thousand years ago, Cui Bono. Who benefits? I’ll give you a clue, it isn’t people like you or me.

Freedom We Must Fight For

I haven’t much time for Dutch nationalist politician Geert Wilders, anyone with such a silly haircut can never be trusted. Still, Wilders does talk a lot of sense on some topics and is worth listening too. Especially as his warnings about current threats to democracy and freedom are based on the memories of living under a brutal, authoritarian tyranny related to him by people who experienced such a life when they were young adults.

Wilders spoke on why we should be prepared to fight for our freedom on the seventy third annivesary of The Netherlands being liberated from Nazi rule.

“Seventy-three years ago, the totalitarian ideology of Nazism was defeated and the Dutch people regained their freedom after five terrible years of suffering and oppression. Today is Liberation Day. On this day, we celebrate liberty and democracy. We also remember our parents and we honour all those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

On a day like this, we are acutely aware that freedom demands a price. The price of eternal vigilance. No-one expressed this better than Ronald Reagan when he said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”

Today, a new totalitarianism is threatening our country. The ideology of Islam. I am not talking about Muslims. They are individuals who can be moderates, but the ideology of Islam cannot. Its founder Muhammed gave the order to conquer the whole world for Allah and to impose Islamic holy law on everyone, including on non-Muslims. The fate of non-Muslims in the Islamic world is the fate which awaits us if we are not careful.

For over 15 years now, I have been warning against the totalitarian doctrines which are being spread in mosques and Islamic schools in the Netherlands and elsewhere in the West. We should not turn freedom into a snake eating its own tail. If we allow freedom to an ideology which aims to destroy freedom, freedom itself will perish.

Read the full text of Geert Wilders’ speech

The Right To Tell Politicians To Eff Off In An Age Of Self Appointed Censors, and Compliant Media

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”?    George Orwell

Free speech is the foundation of democracy. If we lose free speech we have lost everything because, to put it simply, we can no longer ask the questions that hold ruling elites to account.

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Free speech is not for the faint hearted, saying what YOU believe to be true can attract some robust responses, so those arrested adolescents who want everybody to like them should avoid exercising their right to it. Those who are easily offended, quickly intimidated or the snivelling little cowards on university campuses who feel they are entitled to live in a ‘safe space’ where they will never see or hear anything that offends their delicate, politically correct sensibilities should stay away from free speech (preferably by dressing in baby clothes, sucking on titty bottles and locking themselves in a pink furry bedroom with lots of cuddly toys for company (or they could try to GROW THE FUCK UP of course.

Free speech can sometimes get angry, shouty, foul-mouthed, obscene, intolerant, undignified, insensitive, cantankerous, bawdy and downright fucking offensive. The problem is that the scum sucking spawn of a pox whore’s scab louse has just as much right to express their opinion as you and your ‘right – on’ friends.

Unfortunately, our appreciation for a robust freedom of speech has worn thin over the years.

Fear of free speech (liberglossophobia?) afflicts many in the English speaking world which has been hit harder by the plague of politically correct thinking than most places other cultures. Americans have become fearfully polite, hardly daring to say “good morning” lest it should offend somebody who thinks it is not a good morning. We have become reluctant to mention personal preferences because people who hate what we like might be offended by our preference being different to theirs. So hateful and furious have the responses of the ‘progressive left’ to those who stray ‘off – message’ become, people are unwilling to be labeled racist, bigoted,  intolerant, hateful, closed-minded or any of the other toxic (but rarely correctly applied) labels that carry a badge of shame today. We’ve come to prize compliance over freedom.

Worse, too many people are held hostage by their screen devices and the talking heads on television, have lost the ability to think critically or form their own opinions. Those who spend a lot of time dicking about with their smartphones or tablets are having their opinions formed for them, not by ‘The Wisdom Of The Crowd‘ (there is no crowd, only software filters that control what you see on the internet.)

Truly democratic societies cherish free speech and controversy (the true diversity rather than a facistic gesture of forcing people of different skin tones, religions and cultures to live side by side) and thus produce a robust democracy which respects the rights of others within a shared moral framework and will stand against authoritarian government.

Free speech has always been the first target of tyrants, oppressive regimes have traditionally understood the value of controlling citizens by controlling ideas by suppressing open discussion. The power elites have a vested interest in suppressing debate and publication of the data that informs debate, such controls are essential to controlling how a people view their society and government.

All politicians have an insatiable appetite for power which is a drug thousands of times more addictive than heroin or cocaine.  If they can turn the two-way dialogue that is representative democracy into a one-way dictatorship in which questioning government policy is crminalised (a move which Barack Obama, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron in the UK, France’s Francois Hollande, Chancellor angela Merkel of Germany and various Eurpean Union and United Nations bureaucrats have spoken of in relation to mass immigration policy or climate change scepticism) their grip on power is consolidated. Instead of news we will have propaganda, and instead of freedom we will have serfdom.

Emboldened by theraputic phrases from the pseudo – sciences of sociology and psychology such as “hate speech,” “bullying,” “extremism” and “microaggressions,” the government and their collaborators in internet social media are whittling away at free speech, ensuring it does not challenge the status quo in any meaningful way or goes against  politically correct ideals, and muzzling it when it threatens the elite’s control.

Free speech is no longer free.

Nor is free speech still considered an inalienable right or an essential liberty, even by those government entities entrusted with protecting it.

We’ve entered into an egotistical, insulated, narcissistic era in which free speech has been caged; paraded in political speeches by the hypocrites who fear it most, (i.e.  when it reflects the values of the majority or beyond our political, religious and socio-economic comfort zones )and tolerated only so long as it sticks to what is anodyne and boring and does not start asking difficult questions or telling embarrassing truths.

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American Independence Revoked

As news of the terms on which the ceasefire was agreed in Ukraine are analysed and it becomes clear that Vladimir Putin and his boys have completely out-manoeuvred the west once again, a result which is being described as anther abject failure of American leadership, we have been requested by Her Britannic majesty’s Government to circulate this message.


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For the attention of all American readers of this blog:

NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

To the citizens of the United States of America, In the light of your failure to elect a competent President and administration of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective today. Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories. (Except for Utah, which she does not fancy much.) Following the election im May 2015, the new Prime Minister Mr. Farage will appoint a Secretary for America who will rule on behalf of London (that’s the capital of Britain for the 97.85% of you who have until now been unaware that there is a world outside your borders) without the need for further elections in the former USA.

Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire will be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed. To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

1. You should look up “revocation” in the Oxford English Dictionary. Then look up “aluminium”. Check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it. The letter ‘U’ will be reinstated in words such as ‘favour’ and ‘neighbour’, skipping the letter ‘U’ is nothing more than laziness on your part. Likewise, you will learn to spell ‘doughnut’ without skipping half the letters. You will end your love affair with the letter ‘Z’ (pronounced ‘zed’ not ‘zee’) and the suffix “ize” will be replaced by the suffix “ise”. You will learn that the suffix ‘burgh is pronounced ‘burruh’ e.g. Edinburgh. You are welcome to rename Pittsburgh as ‘Pittsberg’ if you can’t cope with correct pronunciation. Generally, you should raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. Look up “vocabulary”.

Using the same twenty seven words interspersed with filler noises such as “like” and “you know” is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. Look up “interspersed”. There will be no more ‘bleeps’ in the Jerry Springer show. If you’re not old enough to cope with bad language then you shouldn’t have chat shows so fuck the fucking fuck off. When you learn to develop your vocabulary then you won’t have to use bleeps as often.

2. There is no such thing as “US English”. We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take account of the reinstated letter ‘u’ and the elimination of “-ize”.

3. You should learn to distinguish the English and Australian accents. It really isn’t that hard. English accents are not limited to cockney, upper-class twit or Mancunian (Daphne in Frasier). You will also have to learn how to understand regional accents – Scottish dramas such as “Taggart” will no longer be broadcast with subtitles. While we’re talking about regions, you must learn that there is no such place as Devonshire in England. The name of the county is “Devon”. If you persist in calling it Devonshire, all American States will become “shires” e.g. Texasshire, Floridashire, Louisianashire.

4. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as the good guys. Hollywood will be required to cast English actors to play English characters. British sit-coms such as “Men Behaving Badly” or “Red Dwarf” will not be re-cast and watered down for a wishy-washy American audience who can’t cope with the humour of occasional political incorrectness and fart jokes.

5. You should relearn your original national anthem, “God Save The Queen”, but only after fully carrying out task 1. We would not want you to get confused and give up half way through.

6. You should stop playing American “football”. There is only one kind of football, the one played at the WORLD cup. What you refer to as American “football” is not a very good game. The 2.15% of you who are aware that there is a world outside your borders may have noticed that no one else plays “American” football. You will no longer be allowed to play it, and should instead play proper football. Initially, it would be best if you played with the girls. It is a difficult game. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which is similar to American “football”, but does not involve taking a time our for a rest every twenty seconds, wearing full kevlar body armour or stopping for a group hug because some twat got a grass stain on his nice white knickerbockerds, like nancies). We are hoping to get together at least a US Rugby sevens side by 2015. You should stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the ‘World Series’ for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.15% of you are aware that there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. Instead of baseball, you will be allowed to play a girls’ game called “rounders” which is baseball without fancy team strip, oversized gloves, collector cards or hotdogs but does involve a lot of screaming and giggling.

7. You will no longer be allowed to own or carry guns. You will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous in public than a vegetable peeler. Because we don’t believe you are sensible enough to handle potentially dangerous items, you will require a permit if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

8. July 4th is no longer a public holiday. November 2nd will be a new national holiday, but only in England. It will be called “Indecisive Day”.

9. All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and it is for your own good. When we show you German cars, Jaguars or Range Rovers you will understand what we mean. All road intersections will be replaced with roundabouts. You will start driving on the left with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables. Roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.

10. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips. Fries aren’t even French, they are Belgian though 97.85% of you (including the guy who discovered fries while in Europe) are not aware of a country called Belgium. Those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called “crisps”. Real chips are thick cut and fried in animal fat. The traditional accompaniment to chips is beer which should be served warm and flat. Waitresses will be trained to be more aggressive with customers.

Here is a little rhyme to help you understand Belgium:

God’s never heard of Belgium
but loves it all the same
for God is kind, and does not mind,
he’s not impressed by fame.

11. As a sign of penance 5 grams of sea salt per cup will be added to all tea made within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, this quantity to be doubled for tea made within the city of Boston itself.

12. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all, it is lager. From November 1st only proper British Bitter will be referred to as “beer”, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as “Lager”. The substances formerly known as “American Beer” will henceforth be referred to as “Near-Frozen Knat’s Urine with HFCS”, with the exception of the product of the American Budweiser company whose product will be referred to as “Weak Near-Frozen Knat’s Urine”. This will allow true Budweiser (as manufactured for the last 1000 years in Budovar, Czech Republic) to be sold without risk of confusion.

13. From November 10th the UK will harmonise petrol (or “Gasoline” as you will be permitted to keep calling it until April 1st 2015) prices with the former USA. The UK will harmonise its prices to those of the former USA and the Former USA will, in return, adopt UK petrol prices (roughly $10US per gallon – get used to it).

14. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you’re not adult enough to be independent. Guns should only be handled by adults. If you’re not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you’re not grown up enough to handle a gun.

15. Please tell us who killed JFK. It’s been driving us crazy. Tax collectors from Her Majesty’s Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all revenues due (backdated to 1776).

16. Last but not the least, and for heaven’s sake…..it’s Nuclear as in “clear” NOT Nucular. Thank you for your co-operation and have a nice fucking day.

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Alexis Tsipras Writes For Boggart Blog

Quite a scoop for us today, we have new Greek Prime Minister and Nemesis of the lobby that want to see all EU member states integrated into a single superstate named Germany, Alexis Tsipras as our guest blogger.

(Actually the item is nicked from the Sriza web site but they asked visitors to share it) Alexis has taken to the web to bypass dilomatic channels and explain the realities of life directly to German taxpayers.

Authored by Alexis Tsipras via Syriza.net,

Most of you, dear [German] readers, will have formed a preconception of what this article is about before you actually read it. I am imploring you not to succumb to such preconceptions. Prejudice was never a good guide, especially during periods when an economic crisis reinforces stereotypes and breeds biggotry, nationalism, even violence.

In 2010, the Greek state ceased to be able to service its debt. Unfortunately, European officials decided to pretend that this problem could be overcome by means of the largest loan in history on condition of fiscal austerity that would, with mathematical precision, shrink the national income from which both new and old loans must be paid. An insolvency problem was thus dealt with as if it were a case of illiquidity.

In other words, Europe adopted the tactics of the least reputable bankers who refuse to acknowledge bad loans, preferring to grant new ones to the insolvent entity so as to pretend that the original loan is performing while extending the bankruptcy into the future. Nothing more than common sense was required to see that the application of the ‘extend and pretend’ tactic would lead my country to a tragic state. That instead of Greece’s stabilization, Europe was creating the circumstances for a self-reinforcing crisis that undermines the foundations of Europe itself.

My party, and I personally, disagreed fiercely with the May 2010 loan agreement not because you, the citizens of Germany, did not give us enough money but because you gave us much, much more than you should have and our government accepted far, far more than it had a right to. Money that would, in any case, neither help the people of Greece (as it was being thrown into the black hole of an unsustainable debt) nor prevent the ballooning of Greek government debt, at great expense to the Greek and German taxpayer.

Indeed, even before a full year had gone by, from 2011 onwards, our predictions were confirmed. The combination of gigantic new loans and stringent government spending cuts that depressed incomes not only failed to rein the debt in but, also, punished the weakest of citizens turning people who had hitherto been living a measured, modest life into paupers and beggars, denying them above all else their dignity. The collapse of incomes pushed thousands of firms into bankruptcy boosting the oligopolistic power of surviving large firms. Thus, prices have been falling but more slowly than wages and salaries, pushing down overall demand for goods and services and crushing nominal incomes while debts continue their inexorable rise. In this setting, the deficit of hope accelerated uncontrollably and, before we knew it, the ‘serpent’s egg’ hatched – the result being neo-Nazis patrolling our neighbourhoods, spreading their message of hatred.

Despite the evident failure of the ‘extend and pretend’ logic, it is still being implemented to this day. The second Greek ‘bailout’, enacted in the Spring of 2012, added another huge loan on the weakened shoulders of the Greek taxpayers, “haircut” our social security funds, and financed a ruthless new cleptocracy.

Respected commentators have been referring of recent to Greece’s stabilization, even of signs of growth. Alas, ‘Greek-covery’ is but a mirage which we must put to rest as soon as possible. The recent modest rise of real GDP, to the tune of 0.7%, signals not the end of recession (as has been proclaimed) but, rather, its continuation. Think about it: The same official sources report, for the same quarter, an inflation rate of -1.80%, i.e. deflation. Which means that the 0.7% rise in real GDP was due to a negative growth rate of nominal GDP! In other words, all that happened is that prices declined faster than nominal national income. Not exactly a cause for proclaiming the end of six years of recession!

Allow me to submit to you that this sorry attempt to recruit a new version of ‘Greek statistics’, in order to declare the ongoing Greek crisis over, is an insult to all Europeans who, at long last, deserve the truth about Greece and about Europe. So, let me be frank: Greece’s debt is currently unsustainable and will never be serviced, especially while Greece is being subjected to continuous fiscal waterboarding. The insistence in these dead-end policies, and in the denial of simple arithmetic, costs the German taxpayer dearly while, at once, condemning to a proud European nation to permanent indignity. What is even worse: In this manner, before long the Germans turn against the Greeks, the Greeks against the Germans and, unsurprisingly, the European Ideal suffers catastrophic losses.

Germany, and in particular the hard-working German workers, have nothing to fear from a SYRIZA victory. The opposite holds. Our task is not to confront our partners. It is not to secure larger loans or, equivalently, the right to higher deficits. Our target is, rather, the country’s stabilization, balanced budgets and, of course, the end of the grand squeeze of the weaker Greek taxpayers in the context of a loan agreement that is simply unenforceable. We are committed to end ‘extend and pretend’ logic not against German citizens but with a view to the mutual advantages for all Europeans.

Dear readers, I understand that, behind your ‘demand’ that our government fulfills all of its ‘contractual obligations’ hides the fear that, if you let us Greeks some breathing space, we shall return to our bad, old ways. I acknowledge this anxiety. However, let me say that it was not SYRIZA that incubated the cleptocracy which today pretends to strive for ‘reforms’, as long as these ‘reforms’ do not affect their ill-gotten privileges. We are ready and willing to introduce major reforms for which we are now seeking a mandate to implement from the Greek electorate, naturally in collaboration with our European partners.

Our task is to bring about a European New Deal within which our people can breathe, create and live in dignity.

A great opportunity for Europe is about to be born in Greece. An opportunity Europe can ill afford to miss.

Another EU Wannabe Declares War On Free Speech

The loss of free speech means the end of democracy (Picture source)

A very dangerous and worrying trend, which has been gathering momentum for some time, has entered a new dimension in recent weeks. Political and business leaders around the world are blatantly calling for the censorship on reporting and discussing news in terms that are ‘unhelpful’ to their aims and ambitions along with further restrictions on free speech.

In the allegedly democratic nations of the developed world, such moves have to be announced in subtle and nuanced terms, otherwise enough punters might become aware of what is going on to trigger unrest and civil disobedience. Obama, Cameron, Hollande, Merkel and company cannot simply announce that they hate the internet because it is full of nasty, stupid ingrates who disagree with their policies. We saw the tactic of dressing restrictions on freedom as moves to protect the population from imaginary evil doers at the (UK) Conservative Party last week when a conference speech called for “non-violent” extremism to be banned from public discourse.

To their eternal shame, the serried ranks of mainstream media press release regurgitators could not find one single voice to ask, “And how do you define “non violent extremism”? Anyone who disagrees with government policy? Anyone who says, and backs up their claim with solid scientific reasoning, that climate change is just a scam to justify raising taxes? People who argue against globalism or point out correctly that the demands of gays and lesbians to be granted privileged status are nothing to do with human rights? People who insist immigrants must be subject to the same laws are born Britons and not the laws of their nation of origin? People who take to the streets to protest against our spineless government’s following another corrupt and amoral U S President into another pointless and unwinnable middle eastern war?

We reported this frightening move in a recent Daily Stirrer post: ‘DEATH OF DEMOCRACY IN THE UK: Coalition Government Passes Gagging Act’.

That may be how British politicians (and make no mistake, Labour and The Liberal Democrats are singing off the same totalitarian, globalist songsheet as the Conservatives,) sell the idea of authoritarianism. In Turkey, a nation hoping to join the EU in the next enlargement which will take the Union into Asia and Africa, political leaders have no qualms about admitting their disdain for the proliferation of free speech that the internet allows. We learn from The Independent:

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has defended his government’s efforts to control online speech, telling a press freedom conference: “I am increasingly against the Internet every day.”

Mr Erdogan’s comments came during an “unprecedented” meeting with the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the International Press Institute (IPI).

Local newspapers and major publications such as The New York Times and CNN International were among those slammed by officials, according to the CPJ.

“Media should never have been given the liberty to insult,” Mr Erdogan was quoted as saying during the 90-minute meeting.

He also expressed concern that criminal and terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State go online to recruit followers, saying he is “increasingly against” the internet.

His remarks come after he approved a law tightening control of the internet and increasing the powers held by telecoms authorities earlier in September.

In Egypt, another non European nation being seduced into the EU with promises that European lifestyles for its 90 million mostly poor, Muslim citizens can be funded by the munificence of EU taxpayers, they fear that civil society, only recently freed from the oppression of the Murbarack regime will be silenced again as opposition grows to the new military dictatorship. Associated Press reports:

Civil society groups in Egypt long had a tenuous position under the rule of autocrat Hosni Mubarak, but they were able to operate. Now those groups, ranging from human rights defenders to advocates of economic justice, fear even that margin of freedom is disappearing and that they are on the way to being silenced.

The government of newly elected President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ordered non-governmental organizations to submit to regulations that gives the state sweeping authority over their activities and financing — and dangles over them the threat of prosecution if they violate vague guidelines against “hurting national security” or “affecting public morals.”

Further adding to the worries, el-Sissi last month revised the penal code to impose a life prison sentence against anyone who requests or receives funding from abroad with the aim of “harming national interests.” Human rights groups and other non-governmental organizations — many of which receive international funding — warn that the broad phrasing could be used against them.

Egypt’s civil society groups had once hoped that the country’s 2011 revolution that ousted Mubarak would give them greater freedom to operate. However, el-Sissi has repeatedly said that while he would like to bring greater democracy, rights and liberties cannot be allowed to undermine his goal of bringing stability to a country in turmoil. El-Sissi, as Egypt’s military chief at the time, removed the elected Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last year and launched a crackdown against Islamists that has expanded to other critics of the government.

Worries among non-governmental organizations were sparked when they were ordered to register by Nov. 10 under a Mubarak-era law regulating such groups. The law gives the government and security agencies sweeping authority over staffing decisions, activists and funding. It also forbids the organizations to conduct activities that affect “public morals, order or unity” — vague terms that could be used to stop many NGO operations, particularly those by human rights groups.

“Operating under the current law is impossible,” said Mohammed Zaree, the Egypt program manager for the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies.

On one level this trend of politicians waging war on free speech is a major concern to all who believe in freedom and demcracy, from another perspective it is encouraging. The powers that be would not feel any need to remove the kid gloves and handle freethinkers roughly if they were not afraid the oiks have sussed their global totalitarian government agenda and actually speaking truth to each other.

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A Memo To Those Who Said Libya Could Not Have Been Better Under Gadaffi Than After ‘Liberation”

Let’s be straight, I never though the Libyan dictator Colonel Gadaffi was a good leader, it was always clear he was a tyrant who maintained order by strongarm methods and brutally suppressed opposition.

What I said was that he maintained a kind of order which we in the west might have found unacceptable but which was far better for ordinary Libyans who were not politically motivated than any of the alternatives on offer if he was deposed.

I would also remind certain people that while I am no fan of Vladimir Putin, Russia under his rule has never bombed the crap out of a small nation as the FUKUS axis bombed the crap out of Libya. Sure there was a little kerfuiffle in the Georgia region of South Osettia, but the Georgian government started that.

Wheras in Libya:

tyranny
Source: David Icke

You’ve got to laugh, especially when you knoe that the people who supported bombing Libya are still saying what a great job the FUKUS axis did in ‘liberating’ Libyans from Gadaffi’s tyranny. They probable think Saddam Hussein’s Weapons Of Mass Destruction are hiding under a bush in Iraq too.

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National Socialist Deputy Fuhrer Pledges To Abolish Freedom

Who is the most prominent Nazi in Britain do you think? BNP leader Nick Griffin perhaps, Tommy Robinson of the English Defence League. Wrong, the most prominent Nazi in Great Britain is the Deputy Leader of The Party Formerly Known As Labour, Harriet Harman.

People have not caught on to the implications of what Harman has been banging on about all week, well who cares if dreary old all-male golf clubs are forced to admit women members as Deputy Shadow Volksfuhrer Harperson is demanding? But underneath that shrill, screeching, stymphalian bird persona likes a cold calculating National Socialist hellbent on turning the entire planet into the Fourth Reich. Consider Ms Harman’s proposal from a wider perspective.

Behind the attack on the right of wealthy old buffers to gather, wearing tweed plus fours and silly hats as they hit their balls with sticks. And why should they not have the right to do this away from the disapproving glare of a world full of wannabe Hattie Harpersons, who will no doubts reserve the right to put on horsehair knickers and gather in groups to practice disapproving of anything that had testicles. And underpinning that assault on the civil rights of around half the population is an unshakeable belief that it is within the remit of the Reich state to dictate with whom we may and may not associate and in what kind of groups.

The right of free association is one of our oldest, going all the way back to the Liber Judicialis of King Alfred (reigned 871-899), an early Bill Of Rights that has served us so well we have never needed another. Stop and think about what that would mean. If Deputy Volksfuhrer Harman’s demands are even considered it would represent the end of freedom of association in Britain, the end of people’s age-old right to mix in private with whoever they choose.

Consider what Ms Harman actually said to try to create controversy over Muirfield – the men-only golf club that is 2013 Open Golf championship venue. She said equality laws should be amended to allow the state to stop discrimination by private groups. The 2010 Equality Act, drafted by Harman has a loophole which allows private organisations to set their own membership rules, a clause included when it was pointed out that to abolish single gender clubs and societies would force women only groups to accept male members. And of course those women only sessions at the gym and swimming pool would have to be abolished.

The sisters didn’t think that one through you see, which proves that constitutional matters are too difficult for women (well women who support the Labour Party at least) to worry their pretty little heads about.

Now Ms Harman wants to close that loophole because she thinks she has found away to be unfair and sexist without attracting accusations of being unfair and sexist. She describes this as the “unfinished business” of her equality legislation in Britain: preventing “private associations [from continuing] to determine their own membership rules”. Now you see, Hattie has caught on. This new wording would give government the right do determine different rules for male oriented associations and female oriented associations.

This is scarey stuff, it seems Hattie has finally flipped and will have us all singing The Horst Wessel Song next. If private associations are not allowed to decide who may join them and who may not – that is, to be discriminating in their membership policy – then there would be no rights of free association, in either social, religious or political activities. Now you might think I have some interest here, but apart from an interest in thwarting the neo-Nazi ambitions of a totally nutty Oligarchic Collectivist next to whom the Big Brother regime in Orwell’s 1984 looks like a bunch of bleeding heart liberals, I haven’t. I’m the kind of person who follows the advice of Groucho Marx, I wouldn’t join any club that would have me for a member.

Having said that, I am aware some people find being in clubs, exclusive little social groups of people from similar social backgrounds, with similar interests and sometimes similar genitalia, an enriching and rewarding experience. And I respect they have as much right to navigate their own path through life as I … or Harriet Heil Hitler Harman.

Do – nut related thought crime

The East and West coasts of the USA are astoundingly illiberal places these days yet the leaders of the march to authoritarianism insist on calling themselves ‘liberals’,
‘progressives’ or ‘progressive liberals.’ There seems to be a contests going on between the municipal authority in New York City and the state government of California as to which of these ‘liberal’ bodies can pass the most authoritarian and repressive laws to curtail the right of citizens to make their own choices. Needless to say the solidly left leading, Obama felching mainstream media are shilling for every curtailment of freedom, every attack on personal liberty.

Perhaps is the reason that a recent story about a new advance of authoritarianism didn’t attract much worldwide attention. Under the Obama administration and their ruthless Thought Police each new craziness is greeted with a resigned sigh and a roll of the eyes that say, “Well some of us did try to warn you.”.

Under a new city ordnance New York’s Finest have not yet been reduced to handing out fines for smoking in city parks, but they are still booking park visitors for crimes like…eating a doughnut in a playground. Yes, in this enlightened era, the era of everybody’s rights when the California State Legislature is busy passing laws to protect goldfish’s rights, the police gave two young women in the Bedford – Stuyvesant borough summonses for eating doughnuts in a playground while unaccompanied by a minor.

“This cop attempted to be sympathetic. He proceeded to tell us that he was trying to be a gentleman by just giving us summonses instead of taking us in for questioning, because that was what “they” wanted him to do.” One of the women told reporters.

Finally, we were given our summonses and were free to go. Because we hadn’t been drinking alcohol or urinating in public, we do not have the option of pleading guilty by mail. Not that I am planning on pleading guilty. But either way, we have to show up in court or a warrant will be issued for our arrest.”

It’s incredibly sad that the main objection in the blogosphere was that the police should have just ‘moved them on’ instead of issuing a ticket. Not that the law itself should quite simply not be in place at all!

There was a time not so long ago when one of life’s pleasures for many was sitting in a sunny park taking in all of the relaxing atmosphere. The open space, breeze, birds, greenery, and yes, the sight and sounds of kids happily playing. Now it is an offence in New York, punishable by a fine to be near children unless accompanied by a minor. Presumably a paedophile accompanied by a child they had groomed would be quite safe from prosecution and – presumably again because the bureaucrats who work for the ‘liberal’ authoritarian city government – the next step if one refuses on principle to pay will be imprisonment.

And don’t make the mistake of thinking the same kind of politically correct lunacy can’t happen where you are, either. The Progressive Liberal Politically Correct Thought Police are coming soon to a town, street, park, house near you. House? Yes, they a planning laws controlling how you behave in your own home.

The only ‘crime’ or misdemeanour committed in the donutgate case is to have contravened an ordnance constructed by the state to tackle a problem that simply doesn’t exist. Punishing people for sitting watching kids playing is dangerously legitimising ‘thought crime’ as a concept – the criminalisation of someone having cirtain (in this case dirty) thoughts while in a park. Well I have had lots of dirty thoughts in parks but never about children. I have done lots of dirty things too but we need not go into that now, I and the ladies I was with at the time were careful to make sure we could not be seen.

The truly sinister thing about this case is that exactly like the Thought Police in George Orwell’s novel 1984, though the authorities can never know what is really going on in someone’s head, there is no defence. To place oneself in a position where one might possibly be tempted to think the unthinkable is to be guilty of having the potential and the equipment (a brain) to commit a thought crime. In effect a judge might say “You are guilty of being guilty. The women in the donutgate case were punished not because they did anything wrong because there was the potential for them to have dirty thoughts; that they might commit a thought crime. Echoes of Big Brother and 1984 again. The “All men are potential rapists,” brand of fat ugly lezzas feminists are going to have fun with this.

Now it is possible every adult – male or female except me – has this uncontrollable urge to fuck an 8 year old if they see them having fun on a climbing frame, don’t they? Can it be that I am the only person so perverted I don’t want to have sex with children just as I am, according to Freud, the only male human so crazy I never wanted to have sex with my Dear Old Mum? I think not.

The only disgusting, creepy perverts to be seen in this sorry story are the filthy-minded wannabe Nazis who believe our imaginings default to the most vile sexual crimes over something as innocent as just enjoying a coffee and a doughnut while watching kids play.

And before stupid liberal fuckwit pulls the puerile “how would you feel if it were your kids” argument. It wouldn’t bother me in the slightest if someone had watched my two in the park then went home and emptied a box of kleenex at the thought. If for no other reason than I would never have known.

If a atnyone attempted to abduct my grandchildren on the other hand (the kids a big enough to look after themselves now), – an occurrence so unlikely that I have more chance of winning the national lottery – then I would rip that erson’s head off and throw it to a pack of hungry rats.

Which reminds me, I wonder how Obama’s kiddie fiddling Czar, that Kevin Jennings guy who got a job in the US Education Dept on the strength of his publishing books about the desirability of sexualising pre pubescent children is getting on with his project to sexualise America’s five year olds. That’s the thing with American ‘liberals you see, it’s always hard to tell which face you are talking to.

Scientific note: I would not really rip the person’s head off; while snapping someone’s neck is a piece of cake the elasticity and tensile strength in skin and muscles mean that a silverback gorilla would be able to rip a human head off but not another human.

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