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…………and whats mine is my own!

By Mike Cunningham On February 24th, 2014 at 11:54 am

One of the many things which marked the Communist philosophy of the old Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was the belief that there was no such thing as private property, everything belonged to the State, everyone was equal, notwithstanding George Orwell’s comments; and the only loyalty was to the State. The fact that the leaders of that bloody revolutionary State, who murdered so many millions of Soviet Russia’s own, and placed millions more in abject poverty, considered themselves above the law in regard to that property, is perhaps beside the point. They did believe themselves better, and more worthy of special treatment, to the extent of building their own suburbs where the èlite, or the ‘Nomenklatura’ could insulate themselves as the new ‘ruling class’ from the workers, the peasants, who were treated as little more than slaves of the new aristocracy.

But the old ideals of ‘no private property’, of a blanket desire to make all do as the new Czars of the old Russia decreed, lives on today in the minds of some here in the West, despite ample demonstration that the old systems, the old ‘Communism’ just did not work. These people still believe that the old traditions of the Communists should still be allowed to grow in the ‘wasteful’ fields of the capitalist countries who watched as the original communists shrivelled and fell. They still believe in the ‘Communist ideals’ which call for all property to be ‘communal’, that no-one should be able to choose if a property they have purchased should remain empty, or even to be able to choose to whom they either rent to, or sell that property to if they so desire.

People such as David Ireland, chief executive of the Empty Homes ‘charity’, which campaigns for vacant homes to be made available for those who need housing. “It will be shocking to ordinary people.” This clown believes that there should be no such thing as private property, and the ‘homeless’ should be allocated homes from whatever housing stock is unoccupied, for whatever reason, simply because it is ‘immoral’. Where does this clown get his audience from? The Guardian; where else!

 

……..and now questions from the Public.

By Mike Cunningham On October 3rd, 2013 at 2:34 pm

My political beliefs were shaped, as most of the ‘thinking’ British minority were, by a combination of my parents’ thoughts and beliefs, our own lives and lifestyles when young, my education, both in terms of formal education and the harder terms of life in the real world, as well as exposure to that same wider world. My maternal grandparents were forced to flee from their Northern Ireland home by sectarian bigotry in the early 1920’s; my father was literally shunned by his own Northern Irish farming neighbours because he volunteered to serve in the British Army on the day after War was declared in 1939. My Dad was living in England, and as he said to my own Mother, ‘what sort of a man would not join up to serve and help a Country which had given him a job?’. He was automatically deferred from conscription by virtue of his birth in Northern Ireland, but would not countenance claiming that invulnerability! My father’s politics were Labour to the core, and he just could not understand how any son of his could favour any politics but his own brand, but at least he paid me the rare courtesy of stating that I had thought long and hard about the party and politics which I supported, and while he differed totally from my own beliefs, he recognised that we were alike in some measure.

My politics are right wing, as some, but not all the writers are who post on David’s blogsite espouse, and my own political heroes are well-known. Names such as Margaret Thatcher, Enoch Powell come to mind, as well as a (well-known to some) philosopher, political and economist theorist and Nobel Prize winner called Friedrich Hayek. His writings are dry and dusty, no Tom Clancy here, but  a definitive set of thoughts laid down which, if followed, might lead to a revival of responsible capitalism which would drown, forever, the sluggish gloop of a Socialism espoused and in fact demanded by the likes of Ed Milliband, truly a worthy successor to his Marxist father Ralph.  I have seen the true face of Socialism, and the Communist’s Workers’ Paradise in action, and it was not a pretty sight. Four times we berthed in Constanta, Romania, and every time, we saw the truly downtrodden in action, with the dock-workers treated akin to slave labour, and the only perks going to the privileged few.

I have taken a renewed interest in local politics recently, and after studying in grim and exhaustive detail a series of Council Minutes, Annual Reports and multitudinous documents all filled to bursting point with Diversity, and Equality, and everything short of the old Stalinist five-year-plans; I have unearthed, through my previous knowledge of how business is actually run and written-up, a couple of really doozy questions concerning literally millions of pounds-worth of waste and bad judgement during the bad management of our own local Council, naturally enough Labour-dominated because we still live, despite the passage of many decades, in the old-style ‘Rotten Borough’ where seats are handed down to the chosen few, and votes are weighed, not counted!

So, as I stated, I will ask my questions, and hopefully hear a satisfactory reply or two from either an Executive Officer or a Council Cabinet member, but I am not allowed to ask a further question on that subject, or to debate anything at all, because we might have ‘Democracy’, but not that much.

YOU KNEW IT WAS COMING

By Pete Moore On May 21st, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Preside over at least 1200 deaths?

Then walk away with a £2m pension pot

As arrogant as it is, there was never going to be any other outcome. No you cannot resist. If you attempt to keep your income from being looted and given to him you will be visited by men ready to do violence on his behalf.

WHO CAN’T WE DEPORT TODAY?

By Pete Moore On May 5th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Step forward … two African rioters! Yep, it’s our old friend the “right to a family life” yet again.

The Telegraph can reveal for the first time how the two rioters – who were both made an example of by the criminal courts for their roles in the 2011 disorder – have since overturned the Home Office’s attempts to have them sent home.

One was convicted of violent disorder after rampages involving attacks on shops and cars by a gang in two Home Counties towns, while the other was convicted of burglary for his part in the London riots.

Right, so over a year ago the Home Secretary introduced rules “that made it “absolutely clear” that those who have committed a crime, broken immigration rules or cannot support themselves must not be allowed to stay”, but nothing’s changed in reality.

Ever get the feeling you’re being lied to?

THE PENTAGON: DON’T GO TALKING ABOUT GOD

By Pete Moore On May 1st, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Marching through the institutions?

I’ve always thought that religion and the modern military were a strange couple. Nevertheless, it sounds like the Pentagon is being advised a real anti-Christian headbanger. One consequence: a Pentagon statement that Christian proselytisers “could face court martial for promoting their faith”.

If there’s anything in the report (I’ve not seen it elsewhere), some people are going to go completely mental.

MORE GOVERNMENT ACHIEVEMENTS

By Pete Moore On April 24th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a monster. The idea of giving him their money, to fund his life and actions, would fill the people of Massachusetts with horror.

Yet that’s what happened. Except they didn’t voluntarily fund him. They were forced to do so, because the state government put him on welfare.

 

THAT GOOD OLD BEEB BALANCE

By Pete Moore On April 10th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Are you still paying for this trash?

bbc-maggie

The state broadcaster wasted no time in becoming a vast national troller, filling the airwaves with every old Lefty they could drag up. I genuinely wish I had a TV Licence to burn.

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BERNANKE WON’T ALWAYS BE RESCUED BY GREATER FOOLS

By Pete Moore On March 5th, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Great news from America!

The Dow hit all-time highs today while house prices are roaring ahead, and all it took was this much newly printed money to achieve it:

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That’s all there is to it. There are no market fundamentals in play. All that new money had to go somewhere, and this time it’s the NYSE and housing. Behind it is the greater fool theory, the belief that you’ll be able to flip what you’ve bought at a higher price. There’ll be plenty of greater fools when Ben Bernanke stops the money presses. As well as housing and stocks, fuel and food are racing ahead too. At some point there will be price inflation generally, everywhere, and the only way back from that is for Bernanke to stop printing. That’s when the bubbles pop and the greater fools are revealed. The only certainty is that when it happens some will say that “free markets have failed”.

SIR DAVID NICHOLSON: I WAS ONLY FOLLOWING ORDERS

By Pete Moore On March 5th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Sir David Nicholson, Chief Commissar of the Mid-Staffs NHS Primary Slaughterhouse, today admitted “personal failings” for the 1200 innocents killed by his regime. In testimony to the House of Commons Health Select Committee, he denied that people aren’t held to account in the NHS and that he won’t be resigning to spend more time with his enormous pension. That’s accountability, apparatchik style. No, accountability is for lesser functionaries, who under Nicholson were bullied and intimidated into silence.

In fact, so keen is the one time member of the Communist Party of Great Britain (you really couldn’t make it up) to hang on, today he threw his erstwhile Labour Party comrades under the tractor. Sir David said that “national targets meant that NHS managers had to concentrate on issues like casualty waiting times and hospital “superbugs” like MRSA”, and that “during that period, across the NHS as a whole, patients were not the centre of the way the system operated.”

Well there’s the problem. It’s the collective which matters to the bureaucracy. It’s covering your parasitical arse which matters to the bureaucrat. Patients do not matter. The NHS remains a Stalinist collective driven by state-central commands. It’s all bumper turnip crops and iron ore production, not what consumers want. Until we get our minds around that simple fact there’s not the slightest thing which will change.

NOW STOKING THE FIRES OF HELL

By Pete Moore On October 2nd, 2012 at 2:11 pm

It’s difficult to imagine that an apologist for National Socialist mass murder would be treated politely, yet the apologist for communist mass murder (and friend of the Cambridge Spy Ring), the execrable Eric Hobsbawm, was feted, showered with trinkets, awarded a Companion of Honour and is eulogised still by equally execrable politicians.

Asked by the Canadian academic and politician Michael Ignatieff on television whether the deaths of 20 million people in the USSR – not to mention the 55 to 65 million victims of Mao’s Great Leap Forward – might have been justified if this Red utopia had been realised, Hobsbawm muttered in the affirmative.

The maxim is that you should say only good things about the dead. Ok, Eric Hobsbawm’s dead – good. The Commentator has a suitably honest appraisal of Hobsbawm, although it’s a touch unfair on much more pleasant David Irving.

Update: How fitting that Ed Miliband (now there’s a surprise) described Hobsbawm as “a lovely man”, and Tony Blair described him as “a giant of progressive politics”. Yeah, many progressives were happy propagandists for evil.