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:

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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:

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“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:

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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

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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:

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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)

This:

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Nazis are bad, yes.
BUT
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:

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When?

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I sit here, worried and wondering: when will the sullen moments of a disturbed leader turn into more than toddler tantrums and become psychopathic rage that will bury us all?

It is hard to believe this perpetual farce occurring in America is real and not a particularly implausible and depressing episode of The Twilight Zone.

We’re all in trouble – bigly.

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I almost didn’t write a little something about yesterday-I felt too depressed quite frankly-but in the end I was compelled to.
Donald Trump being elected president was not a shock, I’ve seen it coming for weeks now, but it was still very perturbing. I’ve spent the last year telling people it would not happen because even in America, people would not be so foolish. But then, in the last month, when I saw that people seemed totally not bothered by his appalling performances in the debates, it hit me that he was going to win. And he did —God help us all.

People apparently wanted “change”, and apparently they wanted it at all costs. So they turned to an ignorant buffoon to deliver that change because even taking huge steps backwards is better than staying put, apparently.

Even if we ignore the fact Trump mocked the disabled, the fact he wanted to “punch people in the face”, the fact he thinks climate change is an “hoax”, that bloody freaking WALL he wants to build, the way he talks about women and just about everyone else really…even if we forget about the fact he’s a stupid, easily enraged narcissist, how can people think he is capable of leading their country after watching the debates or his rallies?

The man never once replied to a question about policies or issues. Never. He rambled, he raved, he was incoherent, he made personal attacks, he boasted…but he NEVER once showed that he knew what he was talking about, that he knew what he was doing.

This was obvious to anyone with at least half a brain…and yet, they elected him. They say the average working class voter embraced Trump because they saw Hillary as ‘entitled’ but…how can a privileged billionaire who built his empire partly with the sweat of workers he never paid be mistaken for the people’s champion?!

It just doesn’t make any sense. Trump’s appalling treatment of anyone who’s ever worked for him is well documented.
There is this English man I personally know, he’s lived in New York for over 20 years and worked with Trump on some project at some point in the last decade. Since the courts were involved, I can’t go into specifics… but what I can do is tell you that said English guy has spent the last year telling everyone who would listen that Trump is a thoroughly unpleasant human being in more ways than one. There are countless other stories of the kind, it’s all out there. 
The people’s champion? Please.

People felt Hillary couldn’t be trusted, and I don’t blame them, but how could they think Trump was in any way, shape or form trustworthy?!

He’s a bully and a narcissist, he’s totally inexperienced, he is ignorant, he is too stupid to learn, he lies and he doesn’t care about anyone but himself. And he’s now the president of the United States.

It beggars belief and it pains me to say it, but times like yesterday is when I question democracy.
Why should people be entitled to vote when they are uninformed, stupid and so easily deceived?

All we can do now is hope that whoever he surrounds himself with will be at least half-way qualified and able to rein him in. When one thinks of the damage Trump could do in the States and internationally…well, one can’t think about it for too long for fear of losing all hope altogether.

What a year 2016 has been. It sometimes feels like humanity is hell-bent on self-destructing.

Image Credit: Paul Noth for The New Yorker.

Twitter (and Trump)

I wrote a post about Twitter not long ago explaining what I use it for. Well, perfect example: today, as I am confined to my bed, I have been hugely entertained by the trending hashtag: #TrumpBookReport – all about imagining what any chosen book report would be like coming from Trump’s narcissistic & diseased brain.

This was my feverish contribution from my bed. If you don’t at all follow politics and didn’t watch the Debates, then this is going to be of no interest to you, even if you are a bookworm.

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Crossroad

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A wind of insanity is blowing.
The hyenas are baring their teeth.
Anxious sentinels fidget, humanity is holding its breath.
Poisonous seeds sown by a callous hand are germinating, in a soil moistened with acid — drop by drop, it drips and feeds fears and worry.
Will the narcissist win, manage to spread dread and hate on a global scale?
Standing at a crossroad, surrounded by shadows, hope struggles not to choke.

Image credit: herbert45@deviantart.com