Bike Wreck at the Intersectionality of Carbon Neutrality and Disparate Impact

11 09 2014

Birmingham, England

On the one hand, climate change, automobile traffic congestion, health and physical fitness.

On the other hand, Muslim women who wear “modest clothing,” the elderly and disabled, anyone but “young white men.”

As Rotherham demonstrated, anti-racism tends to win these intersectionality battles.





David Cameron’s Living Nightmare

1 09 2014

Clacton-on-Sea, England

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The wherefores.

The reason there will be a by-election (special election) is because he resigned his seat in Parliament along with changing parties from Tory to UKIP. And Carswell is in turn going to be the UKIP candidate in the election. I don’t think he had to quit Parliament; he could have just switched parties and that would have been that. Maybe he wanted to do both and run and win as the UKIP candidate to demonstrate the UKIP’s growing popularity to trigger more defections.

Clacton is a pretty good constituency (Parliamentary district) for our cause. In 2010, the BNP candidate got 4.6% of the vote, compared to the BNP’s vote share of 2.1% in all of England and 1.9% in all of the UK. UKIP didn’t even field a candidate in this constituency in 2010.

“If Boris Johnson stands as a Tory?”  Isn’t he the Mayor of London?  He would have to quit that and move to Clacton.  Which I doubt he’ll do being as he would still lose badly to Carswell.

While the UKIP is far from perfect and far from the solution, the reason I recommend voting for UKIP is something that I’ve concluded in my week of blogging vacation — Democratic republicanism is the problem, we can’t vote for “work within the system” our way out of our problems, and as I sit on top of the tower and look over the horizon, white peoples and civilizations are going to need either hereditary monarchies, self-sustaining autocracies or self-sustaining aristocracies in order to survive and thrive, even if they have the superficial veneer of democratic republicanism for outward appearances.  The only thing voting and participating in democratic republics can do for us is buy us time.  In the UK, which soon may lose Scotland like a bad habit, UKIP buys them time.  My recommendation for voting is to vote for the most credible victory-possible candidate or party that is closest to a genuine populist-nationalist.  In England, that means UKIP.

As for these poll results, a few bullet points:

*  They can’t use the “it’s just a protest vote” bromide anymore.  (“Why are you voting UKIP?”)

*  They can’t use the “lesser of two evils” or “wasted vote” bromide anymore. (“Voting UKIP will make Ed Miliband the PM”)

*  While the “main concerns” question was only of UKIP voters, I think immigration also worries many Tory voters and some older white working class Labour voters.

*  Almost half of all Tory voters think Carswell is a hero for leaving the Tories, only 17% think he’s a traitor.  Which means half of all Tory voters are that mad at the Tory Party.  Kinda sounds like the American Republican Party.

*  I think the Rotherham scandal has affected the public mood overall and these poll numbers.





What’s That Mean?

10 06 2014

Birmingham, England

British values, or else Islamification.

Huh?

What are “British values” these days, other than some universalist bilge which neutralizes resistance to Islamification?

Or maybe it’s just a matter of Mohammed and Co. not being sufficiently down with the We Are the World project.





Here’s Our Rub

4 05 2014

London

FT fights back on behalf of the LibLabCon empire against UKIP.

But we can’t so easily dismiss this part:

And here is the rub. Instead of smearing themselves with tar and feathers, mainstream politicians should remind populists that they do the hard work of politics: representing constituents, reconciling competing claims and taking an interest in dry corners of legislation that affect people’s lives. Most politics is necessary drudgery. Seen from this angle, the “elite” are the people who get their hands dirty. And populists who damn the whole spectacle from cosy sidelines are the truly decadent ones.

Here’s a better way of leveling this criticism:

Populism, especially rightist-nationalist populism, isn’t much ready to do the actual nuts and bolts day to day drudge work of governing because it doesn’t have a comprehensive coherent self-consistent agenda that has the ability to reach deep into the universe of the electorate of people that could vote for its parties and candidates.  Mostly all it can do is harvest the intermittent passions of people based on events or the natural jealousy that people have of someone who has at least two nickels to rub together more than they do.  Our agenda must be something that people can identify with, something positive which they can see has a purpose and will make their lives better, not just cursing our asses off because of the latest black-on-white murder or hating the “rich.”

With UKIP at 38% in some polls for the upcoming MEP elections, I get the feeling that they are doing a lot of that.





Bounced Checks

28 04 2014

London

Don’t laugh, American.

It has happened here.

Also, far from being discriminatory, it would have been discriminatory, in fact, almost a hate crime, for this bank not to offer these Muslim/Sharia accounts.





Me Against the World

22 04 2014

England

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Of course, “racism.”

Take the hint, UKIP:  When all your enemies join together in an effort to throw you into the briar patch, you should beg them not to.

“Spell that out for me, blogmeister.”

Most of the British political establishment is fuming against this.  This gives UKIP an opportunity to position itself against the entire British political establishment, using an issue that digs deep into the electorate.

Me against the world political marketing often works, especially when the world is unpopular.





Choose Your Own Adventure

26 11 2013

London

YouTube style.

Too bad there’s not an option for the Empire Windrush not docking in London in 1948.

H/T to this SBPDL anon.








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