Someone said today
I should upgrade iOS
but no way,
it’s the world that’s due an upgrade
not my phone
I’m not even asking for anything difficult,
(Ok, I kind of am)
not demanding we get rid of all evil,
reality TV, most stupid people
political correctness
terrorism and fucking candles
victims cards should be abolished —
play the game properly
without constant tears and whining
if you can’t handle it
for fuck sake, don’t play
why make everybody miserable
every time you stumble
and blame, always blame
everyone but yourself
has nobody
got any sense of responsibility
don’t answer that, don’t tell me
I used to be filled to the brim
with feelings and empathy
these days my finger is on the trigger
of a metaphorical gun
I’m all out of patience
no I haven’t got a license
to carry
neither do the jihadists
come to think of it
yet they kill
with impunity
in a war we’re not fighting
as we’re not even allowed to admit
it exists
if you think I’m angry
too right, I’m often fucking seething
and not just because of ISIS
or the refugee crisis
I’m applying lipstick
I bought in Paris
it’s bright red, it’s Chanel
and what I see in the mirror
is the colour of blood
on my lips
I taste nails and excuses
acrid smoke
rusty razor blades
bitter flavours
requesting a whisky chaser
so yes, I need an upgrade
to wipe out the horror, the terror
I’m not going to get it from Apple
or a society so goddamn brittle

Image credit: Apple Vortex on deviantart.com


It is sad I have to say this, but I clearly do:

I don’t identify with the alt-right
I have NO sympathy for neo-Nazis
I don’t think ALL liberals are bad people

My post about liberals attracted such comments:

You said destroying statues was worse than killing people.
You said fascists are anyone whose opinion you disagree with.
You said we shouldn’t worry about neo-Nazis as they are not dangerous.

(This is just a selection)

I said NONE of those things.

I really, really don’t mind people disagreeing with me as long as they at least understand what I was saying to start with. What’s the use of debating if you have your own special interpretation of what I said?

Somebody I thought I knew a little told me yesterday: “…in my fascistly liberal uncaring opinion…” when I had told this person – clearly – you are NOT a fascist liberal.
The same person followed with the fact that some young liberals they personally knew were not fascists either…when I had ALSO explained that my broad rule and divide of liberals into an older and younger generation was not foolproof and that – of course – there were exceptions in both groups.

So, ‘liberally’ interpreting my words and choosing their own version of what I was actually saying …why? I have no idea, but I was baffled and appalled.

This person thought my comment had been patronising. Right. Well, maybe it read that way if you didn’t understand it. But even if it was, how about the fact you’re talking to me as if I implied ‘this’ and ‘that’ when I made it clear to you I had not? What about that? What would you call it? Would you say that’s worse than being patronising? Because I would.

There was also the guy who knew everything there was to know about anarchy, the former Soviet Union, communism, fascism – you name it, he knew it. I have to give it to him, the guy is a fountain of knowledge. However, he was totally incapable of analysing anything. That’s the thing, an encyclopaedia is only useful if you, er…know how to use it.
This guy was also the worse culprit when it came to completely misunderstanding everything I said. He never addressed any of my points either while accusing me of that very thing.

I said: “Trump supporters have been physically attacked ever since before he became president.”

And he replied with: “… in 1930, such and such happened, also the relationship between Ukraine and Russia…and also 200 years ago, they did…blah blah blah.”

You know SO much, it’s great, but what the hell has it got to do with what I just said?? How does it apply?? Explain this to me instead of throwing in a free History lesson.

Hence there was a lot of ridiculous back and forth between me and this person and he ended up wasting his time as well as mine.

I am so very glad I wrote my “Liberal post” because some of the reactions to it proved my point perfectly: a lot of liberals cannot handle anyone disagreeing with them and if you dare do that, you MUST be right-wing. They want to re-write history by pulling down statues, discriminating against whites and the ‘privileged’ and they also like to rewrite what you said because it’s so much easier than trying to understand where you’re coming from.

How fucking sad. Nobody knows what I meant to say better than I, since I was the one who wrote it, so STOP putting words in my mouth. AND I despise the alt-right as much as I despise the hard left so don’t lump me together with people I don’t have anything in common with. It seems the concept of there being many shades of grey in between black and white is impossible to grasp for many.

But, as I said the other day and I won’t repeat myself, it’s no wonder people keep quiet when they are attacked and labelled in such a manner.

It’s funny because I – who’s apparently some kind of Nazi – when I read something I’m not sure about, if I’m in doubt as to what the author meant, I don’t go in all guns blazing with name calling and accusations, I ask questions, calmly. How outrageous of me.

I wrote numerous posts denouncing Trump in the last year – I had lots of people telling me they disagreed with me, but apart from one person I can recall, nobody was actually aggressive, nobody personally attacked me, nobody made me feel like utter shite for having an opinion.

However, every single time I’ve written about liberals, there’s been awful name calling, personal attacks, bullying, and in a couple of particular bad cases: stalking, with actual threats made towards me and my family.

The worst thing I ever heard was: “I hope you have children so you can watch them die slowly and painfully.” – yep, that was a liberal, not the alt-right.

There will be those now who will jump to the conclusion I just said the alt-right is incapable of insulting and bullying etc…that is NOT what I am saying. Of course they can be vile and hateful, the difference is that I haven’t personally experienced it (which does NOT mean it doesn’t happen!) AND that I would expect that type of behaviour from them – far more than I would expect it from Liberals.

I will not stop writing those type of posts, though I get lots of grief every time I do.
As I said to that fountain of knowledge the other day, you don’t have to kill people to hurt them and cause damage.

It is worth noting I didn’t just wake up one day and decided that liberals are responsible for all the ills of the world (I don’t think that either)
I have just noticed over the last few years a growing and worrying trend among liberals to insult, bully, demonise and to force their opinions on everyone else. It has been my experience – it doesn’t mean it’s the ONLY experience or even the only one worthy – but it’s been mine and I’m entitled to write about it – this is called free speech.

All that said, special thanks go to Rob who always debates calmly and reasonably. I’m not saying this because he happened to agree with my latest post, because Rob and I have disagreed about Trump in the past, but we managed to do it while remaining friendly with each other – shocking.
Also thank you to Brieuc who came in late last night to read my post and offered a rational, informed opinion. It was so refreshing and it made up a little for some of the unfair and unjustified comments that had come my way previously. This was one of my points in my last post: I will never stop speaking my mind, but it doesn’t mean I’m made of stone and don’t get affected when people verbally abuse me.
Something, maybe, to think about.

The new Fascism you should worry about

We all saw the neofascists in Charlottesville. It was an appalling spectacle and everybody fell over themselves to convey their horror on social media. I got the feeling though that a sizeable chunk of people didn’t seem to be aware of the existence of Nazis in the present day. Because, Nazis didn’t just suddenly spring out of nowhere, they’ve always been there, it’s just that they have been compelled to crawl out of their holes.
So, Twitter went into meltdown. You could not scroll without the word Nazi jumping out at you time and time again.

One thing kept coming back: “this is what happens when you elect a Trump.”
Well, no. Trump didn’t create those people, he didn’t wish them into existence, those people were there already.
Trump is a deranged and not very bright human being who somehow managed to get to the highest office in the world’s most powerful country. Why? Were the people who voted for him ALL white supremacists? No, not at all, far from. It’s such a simplistic way of looking at things.
Many people voted for Trump as a protest, they rejected the liberals’ growing ascendancy over our society. I have said it time and time again but when you dismiss people’s genuine concerns and refuse to let them express them because of political correctness, you breed resentment. Resentment is dangerous, it simmers and eventually it boils over and this is when an intellectually deficient narcissist gets elected. Trump is not a cause, he is a symptom.

Do not condemn Trump for Charlottesville, he’s not responsible for it.
Here is an example (there are many more in the same vein) of what appeared on Twitter after Charlottesville:


A pop star decided to apologise for the entire white population. As you do. She’s responsible for Charlottesville and so am I, so are all of us. Except, I don’t feel that I am. And the fact this idiotic singer decides to speak and apologise on my behalf makes me terribly angry. Fuck you, Lorde. You and your kind are part of the problem, you are one of the reasons why Nazis are marching the streets.
This type of talk is incredibly damaging. It antagonises racists (obviously) but it also antagonises non racist white people – like me – who don’t have this typical liberal need and thirst for self-flagellation.
And do you know what happens when people who are just living their lives more or less free of prejudice get accused of things they haven’t done? They get pissed. Maybe a little, maybe massively, but they DO get pissed. And again, that is dangerous. It gives rise to prejudice that wasn’t actually there in the first place, why not steal when I’ve already been called a thief? Why the fuck not? Tar everyone with the same brush and we might just end up all being the same.

Then we had the inimitable Owen Jones, the British journalist and writer:


“We”, Owen? The idea of you fighting in the last world war is hysterical. What would you have done apart from gesticulate and vituperate against the Nazis? My grandfathers were in the war and they were pretty conservative in their views. The thought of an Owen Jones associating himself with them now would have baffled them.
Jones represents the hypocritical liberal left perfectly. He screams for justice and tolerance while trying to silence anybody who disagrees with him. And when he doesn’t manage to silence the ‘dissenting’, he demonises them.
Owen Jones, like Jeremy Corbyn, has extolled the virtues of Venezuela and its ‘success story of socialism’. And yet he denounces Charlottesville and fascism – you could not make it up.
He would never believe it, but I’m quite sure Owen Jones with his aggressive brand of socialism has sent countless former Labour voters running to join the Conservative ranks.

Which leads me to Jeremy Corbyn who sacked his shadow equalities minister Sarah Champion for stating in an article that “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting young girls”.
Sarah champion did not do anything wrong: she didn’t lie, she didn’t exaggerate or distort facts, she didn’t try to inflame the masses, she merely wished to prompt a discussion of a serious, real problem. But we are not allowed to do that in our current society. We are allowed to beat ourselves up because we are white and privileged, we are allowed to be ashamed and try to atone for multiple sins going back generations, but that’s it.

So, Mr Corbyn who has defiantly explained his various meetings with IRA members and Hamas leader over the years with: “I did it because you have you listen to all sides if you want to resolve a problem” – THIS Mr Corbyn sacked Sarah Champion because, presumably, it is fine to listen to all sides – when it suits you. The hypocrisy is as shocking as it is repellent.

What is wrong with highlighting the fact that there IS a problem with Pakistani men abusing young girls? Everything. As long as there are racial and religious factors coming into the equation, any kind of debate is forbidden. The Muslim population cannot be discussed in any way shape or form and if you insist on doing so, you are racist, you are islamophobe, you are most probably a Nazi too.

Immigration and refugees? It is the same thing. If you so much as express doubt about open borders, you are a monster with no heart and no compassion. Well, I do have a heart. And to see a dead child washed up on a beach upsets me greatly. But I have a brain as well. Said brain is very well aware of the fact that particular picture of the dead child is being used by certain people with a certain agenda to try to influence my opinions, my decisions. My brain also tells me it is cheap, crass sensationalism – furthermore my brain says I am being manipulated into feeling guilty. So my heart weeps, but my brain rebels: the fact is that Europe CANNOT accommodate every refugee, it just can’t and no amount of compassion is going to change that basic fact.

Since when have the heart and emotions become the decisive factors when it comes to world’s problems? It never used to be that way. Reason is needed and I agree that reason alone is cold, but these days rational thought is not permitted AT ALL because the liberals have decided it is not.
I am not going to elaborate on the refugee crisis here and now because it deserves a post of its own, but let me add that not only can we not accommodate every refugee, we also have to be aware that there are wolves among the sheep. Not everyone seeking refuge is there to add and contribute to our society. There are quite a few horror stories involving refugees, the worst are set in Germany (predictably enough) but, it is not publicizied by the media because it doesn’t fit the narrative.
Do you think I’m outrageous? It is the pure and simple truth and I am saying it though I have been abused many times for doing so. I don’t give a fuck though, nobody is going to stop me from speaking my mind.

I also have concerns about Islam, a religion that is being interpreted differently depending on who practises it. I worry about certain mosques in Britain harbouring men who encourage hate towards the infidel: me, and anyone like me. I worry about multiculturalism that is in itself a good idea but which has also been pushed and rammed down people’s throats so much that instead of bringing people together, in many cases it has been incredibly divisive. I worry about Female Genital Mutilation which is outlawed but happens right here in Britain though there are no prosecutions because “we must be sensitive to the cultural differences.”
I worry about Muslim girls who were born here or in France, girls who might suddenly be taken out of school at 16 and sent to a country they’ve never been to – to be married off to a stranger who might be decades older than them.

I worry that Google manipulates search results to conceal criticism of Islam and jihad. I worry that Richard Dawkins was deplatformed at Berkeley because of ‘abusive speech’ against Islam. If we were to play a word association game and I said Richard Dawkins, what would be your immediate reply? That’s right: Christianity. His criticism of it is the reason most people have heard of him. He’s never been barred from speaking anywhere because of his views before, neither has he ever been accused of abusive speech because of it. But Islam? That won’t do, any criticism is deemed abusive. Double-standards as per usual.
I worry about terrorism and our wholly inadequate answer to it which is: love and more love – there is this crazy idea we are somehow WINNING because we sit there waiting for the slaughter with a smile on our faces and love in our hearts.

I worry about free speech, about being dragged back to the dark ages – the scandal of the Google memo and the utterly intolerant response to it, the sacking of James Damore, the liberals literally hounding anyone who might have thought he had a point, the actual witch hunt and trial…and I sit there reading it all, thinking: are we back in the 17th century?

I worry that the magazine Marie Claire found it acceptable to publish a review of Dunkirk which stated: it feels like another excuse for men to celebrate maleness and don’t they get to do that enough already? There were NO women on that beach! It was MEN getting blown to bits and going through hell! Did they want the cast to somehow include women? Did they want the film to be historically inaccurate? WHY are they disrespecting brave men who fought and died so we all could be here today?!

I worry that my Twitter account got limited 2 weeks ago because of ‘potential abuse’ when I haven’t been abusive to anyone but have merely expressed opinions. I was SO angry when it happened, Twitter as all of social media, is ran by liberals of course.

So I worry about A LOT of things. But I must worry quietly, I must not discuss these things in public because it makes me a heartless racist/sexist/supremacist bitch. Though of course I do talk about all of this publicly and I routinely get abused for it.

If I am told I am heartless enough times, will I eventually become heartless? Was there ever a better example of a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Lena Dunham went on Twitter recently to denounce flights attendants who were guilty of transphobic talk at an airport. With utmost righteousness, she pointed the finger forcing the company to investigate because no airline these days wants Twitter to advertise they are not woke – the consequences could be serious. Lena Dunham, as I have written before, is repellent – a typical liberal ruling the media trying to silence anyone who doesn’t share her views, trying to police speech therefore killing free speech. No doubt Dunham was hoping for those flights attendants to be branded publicly with a giant scarlet letter. So, a private chat she happened to overhear was turned into a huge public bullying campaign – this is nothing short of harassment.

The ever accepting LGBT community took umbrage when this gay man tweeted this:


How very dare he? How can he be gay and happy and not consider himself a victim?
His opinion, of course, counts for NOTHING. The very fact he has never suffered abuse because of his sexuality apparently invalidates and offends everyone else who wasn’t so lucky. He later tweeted “it is safe to be gay in the UK”, a response to a TV programme which implied the contrary. Big mistake on his part, again. Because a very vocal portion of the LGBT community wants you to think it is NOT safe, and those ‘militants’ will flatten anyone who says otherwise.

The truth is just so boring: it IS safe to be gay in the UK, as safe as it is to be pretty much anything else. Obviously, you might get unlucky and one day meet a mob that’s going the beat the hell out of you because of your sexuality. You could also get beaten up for being fat, ugly, black, white, poor, rich…you see where I’m going with this. There are always going to be ignorant, stupid thugs out there, and they will hurt people for no good reason. It’s life, it’s cruel, but that’s how it is.

It is not helpful to constantly reiterate that being gay is…well, dangerous. There are so many gay people living happily and they do not identify with this victim tag. They don’t WANT the victim tag, and who can blame them? The liberals, that’s whom. Victim culture is everything and it’s a fight for whom will be the bigger victim, who gets discriminated against the most, who can be the ultimate winner in this misery story.

I was accused of being transphobic on Twitter recently, simply because I keep taking the piss out of the whole “gender is limitless” thing. How could I not though? It’s fucking ridiculous. I messaged all my gay friends at once and said: “guys, I’ve just been told I’m transphobic!” Of course they thought it was hilarious, like they find it hilarious that I’m regularly told I’m a homophobe. But then again they are intelligent people who won’t be defined by their sexuality, who are not interested in victimhood, they are not biased and recognise bullshit when they see it and they believe in free speech.

Gender is limitless. Really? So, once again we have gone from real progress when it comes to LGBT rights…to end up falling into the absurd. How can gender be limitless? Is this why scientists have been toiling to bring us out of the dark ages? For this?
I once saw a little boy who was miserably holding a doll at a kid’s party. His mothers had decided he should be brought up gender neutral. So the poor kid had his doll and stared longingly at the other boys with their trucks. I mean…to me, that’s actual child abuse. Recognising that a child might not necessarily identify with the gender they were born with and therefore accommodating their needs is one thing, it’s a GOOD thing, but forcing your beliefs on an innocent child is totally unacceptable. From good to bad to absurd and cruel.

This ridiculous gender free thing is being pushed hard on people, and again, if you emit the slightest doubt about it, you are accused, branded, condemned. Today, you could announce you identify as a teapot, or a dragon, or anything you choose – and contrary to the days of old when you would have been committed faster than I eat a bar of dark chocolate – you would be encouraged and PRAISED for your bravery in defying the norms. There is no more gender, we have to rethink and reconstruct our entire vocabulary to represent this. The phrase “ladies and gentlemen” has been scrapped from announcements on the Tube to make them gender neutral. You’d think scores of people must have been offended for such a drastic decision to be taken, but no, it was done voluntarily so that everyone would feel welcome. It is un-fucking-believable.
Some people are now featured proudly in major magazines spouting such rubbish that it is hard to know wether one should laugh or cry.
“I have so much gender, I have lots of gender” said one such individual – it doesn’t even mean ANYTHING! It’s gibberish!

This is how far it goes: Sgt. Peter Allan, an actual member of Sussex police who recently deleted his Twitter account due to the endless (deserved) ribbing, tweeted those gems



Most people were convinced his Twitter account was actually a parody account, which is a fair enough assessment for anybody blessed with even half a brain. It seems the police haven’t got enough real crime on their hands when they decide to employ someone who objects to supermarkets signs, toilet door signs (which were also deemed incredibly offensive) and investigating kids talking a lot of bollocks with each other, as kids tend to do.

This: nothing to do with Sgt Peter Allan this time but it’s too good not to be shared:


We keep adding letters, and why not? If gender is limitless then we are soon going to have to come up with an acronym for the acronym! It just goes to show, even when you think you’re woke, you’re never woke enough – you just cannot win.

I’ve circled around some different issues but I must go back to the original point: Nazis.

We saw the toppling of a confederate statue in North Carolina in reaction to Charlottesville: vile displays of people spitting on, and kicking the fallen statue, and basically acting like wild, disgusting animals. Those people are anti-racist and anti-fascist so it is actually ok for them to act that way – according to the media.
I saw an article in Vice this week titled: “Let’s blow up Mount Rushmore” – I read it but I won’t even sum it up because it was deranged. The title alone should give you a pretty good idea of the kind of tripe it was. Liberals want us to destroy everything that underpins western civilisation. The arseholes can’t comprehend you cannot rewrite history and shouldn’t want to. There’s been very few significant political figures in history who were totally free of questionable opinions or actions. Does it mean their achievements are now worth nothing? Does it mean we erase everything? The whole of western civilisation was built on blood, pain and injustice among other things: everything that we are now is because of everything that was then – we either accept it, like any sane person would, OR we blow up the whole fucking planet (the latter clearly appeals to liberals)



Nazis are bad, yes.
Some anti-Nazis are good
Some anti-Nazis are actually bad
Some anti-Nazis are the same as Nazis except with different values and ideas.

Antifa is an anti-fascist movement. We may call it the hard left. On paper, they look kind of good: supporting oppressed populations, peace, inclusivity etc…
In reality though, they are people who don’t hesitate to use violence as long as it is for the ‘good’ cause. There is something so moronic in the idea that you are seeking peace through violence. It is also incredibly frightening that they alone decide what constitutes racism and fascism. Why do they keep attacking the American flag? How did they decide it represented oppression and injustice? So many questions. It is strange that they should hide behind masks. The Nazis have their flags, Antifa have the masks, and when the two clash, it is virtually impossible to tell them apart in the violence that ensues – very fitting.

But, Antifa is indeed a just representation of the hard left, the increasingly demented liberals who will stop at nothing to silence anyone who doesn’t adhere to or dares to question their values. People have been lamenting the Nazis this last week, but they at least come unmasked with their intentions clear – there is no pretence at fighting for the good of all.

So many people are being driven underground by the hard left and its rigid control of the media, its attempt to control and manipulate people’s opinions. I don’t hesitate to speak out and neither do others but many more are not as ballsy – stupid might be a better word – and are swallowing their words, keeping quiet because they cannot handle being shouted at, abused, judged and condemned. And this – I’m repeating myself but I have to – this is what is dangerous in society: when people are too scared to express themselves and start to brood over it. This is insidious, this is the stuff that revolutions are made of.

Nazis, you can worry about, but you should worry far more about liberals and their aggressive ‘kindness’ and special brand of inclusivity which makes them lump – Nazis and non-Nazis, bigots and non bigots – together, thereby creating huge resentment.
Liberals are the new fascists you should worry about.

I am hung-over. This is not structured, not complete (so much more to say and elaborate on) and it is probably full of typos that my brain can’t possibly identify right now. It is not by any means meant to be a brilliant piece of journalism – it is just some jumbled thoughts that I had to write down to release some of the anger and frustration I have been feeling. And I am going to end on this because it’s just pretty perfect:



They tell me
I know nothing about adversity
I’ve never suffered
Never faced prejudice
Thus denying
My tears
My scars
My entire history
Invalidating my feelings
Erasing my identity
While they are so keen
To assert theirs
When will they
Has a monopoly
On pain

*For all the arrogant, self-obsessed fuckers out there who assume far too much when they don’t have a fucking clue. Just because someone doesn’t constantly act like a victim doesn’t mean they haven’t had it hard too – some of us don’t enjoy navel-gazing, wallowing in self-pity and don’t have any desire to play the victim card every day of our fucking lives. But, hey, maybe it’s because we have a full deck to choose from instead of one lonely single one? Just a thought*

Is Social Media making us miserable?

Idle blogs of an idle fellow

Social media, as with having children, you have to ask, what the hell did we do before? Presumably we whittled sticks, recorded TOTP on video compilations and skipped through the long grass?

‘I’ve left Facebook’ is greeted initially with shock, laced with considerable disbelief. And that’s before you’ve even told anyone. Ironically it might be your most popular update, that you’ll never get to see. There’s a stubbornness to it; like leaving a great party early, albeit a party at which people are sharing photos of food, children and fierce political party allegiances. And clips of dogs falling off bar stools. It must be that which keeps us all there. The dogs I mean.

Social media is a strange place that demands revisiting like an itch that’s impossible to locate. We are certainly addicted. If someone was checking for their car keys with such frequency they’d be advised to seek…

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I am so angry I am ready to take up arms and fight.

Fuck the left, fuck the liberals who have helped unleash this plague on us.

They stop us from really debating anything from politics to religion, they stop us from REALLY talking about ANYTHING at all.

They might as well hold the terrorists’ hands while they’re planning how many innocent lives they can take.

Anybody who retreats in the safety of “love wins”, “pray for —whichever city is being attacked”, changing their Facebook profile picture as “support”…they’re all complicit in the senseless murders.

We ARE at war. Terrorists are waging war on us in the most cowardly manner, and we do nothing but hold candlelight vigils.

I wonder how the families of the victims feel when they see somebody start singing “don’t look back in anger” – mere days after the attack, when the mangled bodies of children are barely cold.

We are sheep waiting for the slaughter, waiting with love and hope in our hearts – how fucking stupid.

It is time to take action – enough is enough! We need to take a hard line on terrorism and what breeds it. We need to start TALKING without fear of being branded “haters” and “racists”.

For every single person who preaches love in the face of cold-blooded murder, there are dozens of others getting angry and ready to act rashly, as in attacking innocent peaceful Muslims.

Do we want that? No, of course not. But we are letting it happen with our pathetic passivity and political correctness.

Every day we pray is another day towards the inevitable: more murders, more blood, more tears and pain, more bodies littering the streets and more devastated families. And more dangerous anger.


This is me yesterday: bleary-eyed (hence the sunglasses) suffering from a bad case of ‘the morning after the night before’ as I spent Saturday evening in the pub. I was on my way out of the house to go and vote in the first round of the French presidential elections. I may not live in France anymore but I still love my country fiercely and I very much care what happens to it. There is no question that I should do my duty even from abroad and go cast my vote.

And yet, for the first time in my adult life, there wasn’t a single candidate I identified with. I had to make a tactical choice and vote for the person I thought had the best chance to keep Le Pen away from the presidency, because she is a real menace. It was predicted she would get to the second round of the elections but her chances depended on who would join her there.

Should she win, heaven forbid, I will slap (hard) the first idiot who comes up to me to inform me that the French are obviously a bunch of fascists. Because should she win, it would be thanks to a wave of protest votes against politicians and politics, just like it was with Trump in the US.

Liberals are dismissing people’s concerns, political correctness is breeding resentment, so people are turning to the one misfit who makes loud (false) claims to be different from other politicians – the one who actually addresses (seemingly sincerely) the issues they care about. I can understand that, I used to be a socialist in France until they started patronising the working class on a grand scale. It’s one thing being fucked by the conservatives if you’re working class, you expect it. But when it’s the party that is supposed to be championing your rights doing it, it is that much harder to take.

The problem is that people who vote for a Trump or a Le Pen don’t realise that those would-be leaders are actually insane. And you don’t put insane people in charge of a country. You just don’t, no matter how angry you are and how disenfranchised you feel.
And yet people are doing just that: voting for dangerous lunatics who should be under the constant care of a good psychiatrist.

Where is good old common sense? It’s lacking from our current society and nowhere is it more felt than in the political field. I, along with too many others, am disillusioned – I would rather stick pins in my eyes than vote for a Trump or a Le Pen though.

At the time of writing, the results in France have given us Macron and Le Pen in the second round. I think it’s safe to say she hasn’t got a hope in hell of winning now, everyone will rally round Macron. Still, I have no faith in him like I had no faith in any of the other candidates; this political malaise is real – even if we escape the dreaded Le Pen peril, there’s just nobody to believe in.
I can’t help but ask myself if this what the climate feels like when a revolution is brewing.

World Book Day


It’s World Book day and-needless to say-for bookworms such as I, it’s a pretty big deal.

Today I saw countless references to J.K. Rowling on Twitter and other social media sites and it kind of annoyed me because, yes the Harry Potter books are brilliant, but there are so many other authors out there worth reading—we should be promoting them, J.K. Rowling hardly needs more publicity or recommendations.

So, that said…go and read, people…and more importantly, get children into the habit and remember that it’s never too early. I always plop any baby down on my lap and read them a story. It doesn’t matter that they can’t understand what I’m saying, I want them to see (and feel) paper and hear the words and for their mind to get into that rhythm. The Mr Men books are a favourite for babies and very young children…I “do” all the voices and stuff—I passionately believe every child should be read at least a story a day every night before bedtime, but any time during the day will work too.

Now for the obligatory selfie with the books which have been my companions in the last month. I will readily admit that if my access to books was suddenly denied for whatever reason, life wouldn’t be worth living anymore.

Ps: today I’m looking very casual and wearing my glasses, apologies to anyone expecting more of the “black dress” kinda look I featured on here last week or whenever it was.

Some people


I have no time for fools at the moment. Well, I never have any time for them…but some guy totally picked the wrong moment to get all high and mighty about George Michael. He started lecturing me, telling me that his morals were not “all that”, that he “did drugs” and had got behind the wheel of a car while high etc…

George is dead, leave him the fuck alone. So he was a bit of a whore, so what? So he looked for cock in public toilets…that was his business and nobody else’s. Don’t even get me started on the fact undercover police officers should have better things to do with their time — there are, after all, actual criminals out there. I cheered him on when he released “Outside”, what a great way to stick 2 fingers up at all the hypocrites. With that song, he showed he had a sense of humour and that he could do satire with the best of them.

Yes, George struggled with addiction, most probably because of depression…and he made some questionable decisions under the influence. He wasn’t the first one and he won’t be the last. In any case, it gave material to the gutter press and its pathetic readers who didn’t care one bit this man was torn because of having to hide his sexuality for so long…mainly because of his parents and the worry it would cause them.
Does THAT sound like a self-centered man to anyone? He loved his mother very much, so sue him for that!

George was much more than a tabloid story — he was an incredibly generous man and unlike most celebrities he didn’t “give” to court publicity because he did it anonymously. He had his demons to fight but he had a big heart, not to mention the fact he was exceptionally talented.

If you can’t see that we’ve lost one of the few real “stars” left, then you’re an idiot and you need to get a life.
Go worship meaningless and talentless Cheryl Cole-or whatever her name is these days-and stay in your superficial bland bubble so I don’t have to listen to your stupid BS. George Michael, with all his faults, was a better man that you could ever dream of being. #SomePeople 

*Starting the year on a rant. I didn’t plan to, but some people are just too fucking stupid*