Post by Dan S. MacAbre Post by saracene Post by Dan S. MacAbre Post by saracene Post by Dan S. MacAbre Post by saracene
The values of the weak are in the van, because the strong have
adopted them in order to lead with them. ( Nietzsche)
He owned a van?
Alternative translation:- “The values of the weak prevail because
the strong have taken them over as devices of leadership”
Yes, I thought it would be something like that. Very appropriate, ATM,
I think. Something to do with enfeeblement and infantilisation.
The point made by the interesting BBC series on Queen Jane that
Was it a drama, or a documentary? BBC documentaries can still,
occasionally be informative, but the drama is generally some kind of
propaganda. I don't have a TV licence, and don't want to break the
law, but if I've missed a good documentary, I'll go and watch it on
mum and dad's catch-up.
finished last night, was that the aristocratic elite could not rule
without the support of the people. There were good rational reasons
for the Duke of Northumberland setting up Lady Jane Grey as the
monarch. This protected the recently established Protestant heritage.
The bulk of public opinion was against it however, and the more
popular Mary Tudor succeeded in ousting Jane, with Jane’s supporters
in the Privy council nearly all switching sides. Bad as we know Bloody
Mary turned out to be, there is something reassuringly democratic
about the resistance of the English people to the domination of a
self appointed and ideological elite.
My very humble opinion is that the English have had everything pretty
much sorted for a very long time, and that we should not allow our
identities to be cast into some globalist blender. Accustomed to our
ordered and gentle lives, we are easy prey.
Post by saracene
I am reminded of Brexit and even more of Trump.
Two leading representative of the British left liberal elite Will
Hutton and Nick Cohen are very frustrated and upset about the way
things have been going.
Is Will Hutton so prominent now? I used to think he was odd and
likeable on those various history documentaries, and things like Tudor
Monastery Farm. I even got me mum a book about pagans that he'd written.
I don't know who Nick Cohen is.
Post by saracene
In the conclusion to his readable book attacking New Labour "Pretty
Straight Guys" in 2003, Cohen proposed a simple solution. What we
needed was more democracy. He said it had never really been tried.
More lately he has been having more complicated thoughts on the subject.
“Elections are too weak a control on power. As the Trump example
shows they can be exploited by charismatic thugs. Electoral reform
rewrites the problem rather than answering it. Meanwhile, Brexit
shows that the direct democracy of a referendum allows charlatans to
win with false promises; and then insist that the public cannot hold
them to account in a second referendum; and that Parliament cannot
intervene in the public interest because it would be defying the
people’s will to do so.”
If it works well democracy is a good system of governance.
Of course the power base of the left liberal elite is not democracy
but “values of the weak” which is to say bogus ideas of equality.
When the democratic will turns against them they fall back on
expostulations of morality, which have little rational basis but
appeal to the resentment of self defined victims. They might win. If
they do their victory is likely to nasty.
I don't know what the future of democracy is going to be. We thought
we had free speech pretty much sorted, but now that the left are doing
Free speech hasn't been 'sorted' for a long time. And please stop saying
it's the 'left' doing the censoring, that's just a cop-out. There is
to destroy us.
do, but it should be perfectly clear to anyone with a functioning brain.