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Thursday, 27 November 2008

"Princess Bubble" - a fairy story for those too old to be still single and looking

The end of Western civilisation really cannot be that far off!

Instead of addressing the problem of family breakdown in society and the abdication of parental responsibility and moral authority in every sphere of public life, one of my occasional readers and commentators has recommended Princess Bubble, written by two unmarried and retired trolley-dollies. It is a story for women who have ended up single and need a happy ending as they contemplate growing old alone.

The blurb:

With wisdom gleaned from their careers as single, globe-trotting flight
attendants, first-time authors Susan Johnston and Kimberly Webb have crafted
a modern-day book that celebrates singleness. A contemporary fairy tale for
all ages, Princess Bubble was written to reduce the overwhelming sense of
failure, self-doubt, and despair that some single women face. Knowing how
low self-esteem and depression plague many single females, we wanted to
spread the message that happily ever after can occur even before Prince
Charming arrives. . . or even if he never does, said Webb. We're definitely
not anti-Prince, said Johnston (whose college nickname was Bubbles).

We're not anti-family or anti-marriage, if anything we're anti-Damsel
in Distress. Our message the single life can also be a fairy tale. The End!
Princess Bubble stars a princess who is confused by the traditional fairy
tale messages that say she must find her prince before she can live happily
ever after. Princess Bubble dons her thinking crown to research traditional
fairy tales, interviews married girlfriends, and even takes counsel from her
mother, who advises her to sign up at FindYourPrince.com. With a little help
from her fairy godmother (this is still a fairy tale after all), Ms. Bubble
discovers that living happily ever after is not about finding a prince. True
happiness, the book reveals, is found by loving God, being kind to others,
and being comfortable with who you are already! We've had countless women
all over the nation tell us they wish there had been a book like this when
they were young, said Johnston. This is a story women can truly believe in
and feel comfortable sharing with their children.



You are strongly advised to think again if you have a daughter and want grandchildren in wedlock.

It is actually quite quite wicked to tell young girls to repeat the mistakes of the women who did not get round to getting married and are now facing the prospect of growing old alone, husbandless and childless, with only the prospect of having a cat or a dog to share their roof or bed.

Unmarried and divorced mothers will buy it for themselves and read it to their daughters to validate their life choices and cause their daughters to perpetuate their mistakes, but married mothers ought to know better.

Those married mothers who would give their daughters this rubbish are -

(a) unfit mothers and/or

(b) hate their daughters and/or

(c) don't want grandchildren and/or

(d) hate their husbands and men in general and want their daughters to share this view and/or

(e) unhappily married

Is there much difference between giving your daughter PRINCESS BUBBLE and telling her to always make a point of accepting sweets from strangers and getting into their cars when invited to do so?

If you


  • love your daughter
  • love the father of your daughter
  • have the good fortune to be glad you married your husband
  • in any way enjoyed the family life that your parents provided

then you will not be buying to book for either yourself of your daughter.

Instead, you would be condemning it in the strongest possible terms at every available opportunity.

My advice for women who want children to see to it that they have an eligible man capable of being induced to marry them and father their children by the time they are 25, remains the most practical.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

The role of parental advice in the avoidance of spinsterhood and illegitimate grandchildren

I know too many single women who never intended to be single but have found themselves, for one reason or another, without a man and unable to become a wife and mother.

A cartoon of a career woman saying: "Eeek! I forgot to have children!" is telling, funny and sad.

Yet, when one tries to address this issue, one is accused of giving ignorant "mumsy" advice, ie the advice that all women should make a point of finding a decent man who might be induced to marry them by the time they are 25.

No doubt if I had given this advice to these now single women in their late 30s when they were in their 20s they would all have told me to mind my own business!

I doubt if the mothers of these women would have given any such advice anyway. Most mothers have, to my knowledge, not been giving their daughters advice of any sort for several decades.

Why is that, I wonder?

Is it because they think all the rules have changed and that their advice would be considered old-fashioned, irrelevant and be ignored?

I think I can see why. Just pointing out that the existence and ticking of biological clocks, despite feminism and the advances of medical science, and the consequences thereof, has been found to be so incredibly offensive that an angry single woman in her late 30s has called me "vile", "narrow", "ignorant".

She asked: "Do you want me and all the other numerous women in my/similar position to kaibosh a man into having a child?"

Why, yes, of course! That is what women have been doing since the Fall of Man. Some of us do with greater subtlety than others. The ones who do it best are the ones who let the man think that the idea was all theirs. Sooner or later, our husbands will turn and say that we have changed, and that we tricked them into marriage and that they were fools to marry the shrews, nags and termagants we subsequently became, but that is their misfortune.

Anyway, it doesn't matter how you do it as long as it is done.

Parenthood is a life-changing and attitude-transforming experience, for with it comes the responsibility of being responsible for another person's life. This is so if you take it seriously, as an investment and as a distillation of all that you might have learnt that could be worth passing on.

It is NOT, as I have been trying to point out, about treating our children as pets, or giving them unconditional love.

What is it about parents these days that most do no such thing and do not even see it as their role to guide their children away from heartache and regret by some act of commission or omission?

How strange it is that moral authority is something the modern parent no longer sees as his or her role. Of course you cannot force anyone to listen to you if they do not wish to, but it is odd that no one even goes so far as to put themselves in a position to be able to say later: "I told you so". There is no need of course to go so far as to tell them that you told them so, but the option should be available.

It is the least we can do to discharge our duty to those we care about, by telling them so, even if they will not listen, when the situation remains capable of being remedied.

Monday, 24 November 2008

More babies being born with Down's syndrome

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/children_shealth/3506668/More-babies-being-born-with-Downs-syndrome.html

This curious phenomenon suggests the following of British society:-

  1. Increasing numbers of couples view the having children as similar to having pets. (We expect nothing of our pets except their ability to be obedient, grateful, forever dependent and never leave us. Pets, you see, have no use except to gratify the ego of the pet-owner and to stave off feelings of loneliness and uselessness that we all might have from time to time.)
  2. These parents expect very little from their children, because they appear to have the luxury of being able to treat their children as pets.
  3. The waste and purposelessness of such an unrewarding venture - that of bringing up a child who will never achieve full independence and who will always be a source of worry, particularly if they do not predecease their parents - is not being questioned enough by parents, because of the cushion of a welfare state.
  4. More mothers are having children later and later.
  5. The greater willingness of parents now prepared to bring up children with Down's Syndrome is indicative of the unwisdom of indiscriminate compassion that now pervades British society. This may be due to the fact that we now live in a society that is morbidly over-feminised.
  6. A society that unquestioningly encourages the unproductive at the expense of the productive in the name of compassion will find itself burdened with the unproductive and unable to compete with societies unburdened by such policies.
  7. Insanity is but fundamental error compounded by persistent irrationality.
  8. Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.

"It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre.”

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Who said this? Part IV

"Night and day, through the months and years, a babel of voices dins unintelligible moral denunciations into the heads of ordinary English men and women, for whom they bear not the slightest relationship to any of the facts of their daily existence ... Some time there has to be an end to this. Some time - why not now? - the citizen will put his faith again in the great simplicities and will confound the merchants of mumbo jumbo."

Who said this? Part III

  1. "The little men who talk about uniting Britain, the white race, Europe or whatever you prefer, cannot even unite themselves. Any talk of a common fight against a common enemy is treated by them as a sinister plot to undermine their own precious private identities."
  2. The Right "... is an incohesive mass of jealously squabbling tin-pot Caesars, more concerned with the pursuance of private vendettas than with the aim of ultimate national salvation."
  3. "Persuasion rather than suppression must be the usual practice. If we are not to have a dictatorship, what we certainly do need is a governing party that can gain ascendancy in British politics of sufficient dimensions, and for a sufficient period of time to attend to the vital tasks uninterrupted until they have become part of the permanent pattern of British life."
  4. "... British genius and British strength have been paralysed by a poverty of leadership, by archaic political institutions and by naive and flabby political philosophies ... the weakness of Britain today is the product of an intelligentsia which during living memory has been hypnotised by the madness of liberalism and internationalism."
  5. " ... changes call not merely for a new type of political party but entirely new types of men to take over the nation's destinies ... Given the character, image and psychology of Conservative and Labour Parties, such a prospect seems remote. Long standing class divisions, however irrational, do not appear as if they can be reconciled by the traditional followers of one attaching themselves to the other. Such a reconciliation could only be achieved by a synthesis of both elements in a new political movement which by tradition was identified neither with one class nor the other ... This then is the object ... a new party of the character that can capture a majority following form both sides of the present political spectrum so as to be able to obtain a long and assured term of power necessary to its tasks."
  6. "In recent years the issues of ... immigration and several spheres of permissive law-making, notably capital punishment and abortion, have provided glaring examples of government by consensus of a liberal minority and without the remotest mandate from the population as a whole. It is a complete mockery of the term 'democratic' to permit government to be carried on in this way. "
  7. "A complete moral regeneration of the national life" must be made on the organs of public opinion. "Press and television, as well as schools and universities, have become the breeding grounds of all those ideas that are systematically rotting the nation from within ... There is almost no attempt to instil into youth the basic principles of patriotism."
  8. The welfare state "thwarts every effort to get Britain moving into the 20th century ... Let social security be commensurate with the useful effort that the worker contributes to the prosperity of the nation. Let those who prefer the life of slothful ease suffer for it by hardship, shortage and insecurity until they decide to mend their ways."
  9. "We have got to get ourselves to producing, as we used to do, young men who are tough and hard. Not only young men with the knowledge and crafts to survive in the modern world, but the physical stamina, the character and the will, to survive."
  10. "The day that our followers lose their ability to hate will be the day that they lose their power and their will to achieve anything worthwhile at all."

Who said this? Part II

"A new party can never become effective as a mass movement before crisis comes. Until then, a new movement can only be a power house for new ideas."

Who said this? Part I

  1. "There are still things worth fighting against."
  2. "It is better to be narrow-minded than to have no mind, to hold limited and rigid principles than none at all. That is the danger which faces so many people today - to have no considered opinions on any subject, to put up with what is wasteful and harmful with the excuse that 'there is good in everything'."
  3. "For generations we English have been the least ceremonious of nations. That was because we enjoyed complete self-confidence in our order. We preserved, behind our easy-going and eccentric ways, a basic decorum. It is time we awoke to the danger of finding ourselves a people of slatterns and louts."
  4. "This is not the age reformation but of defence, when every man of goodwill should devote all his powers to preserving the few good things remaining to us from our grandfathers."
  5. "How will this absurd little jumble of antagonising forces, of negro rhythm and psychoanalysis, of mechanical invention and decaying industry, of infinitely expanding means of communication and an infinitely receding substance of the communicable, of liberty and inertia, how will this ever cool and crystallise out? How shall our own age look in the fancy dress parties and charity pageants of 2030?"
  6. "In time to come it is likely that we and our children will look back with increasing curiosity to the free and fecund life of Victorian England ... The railings which adorned the homes of all classes were symbols of independence and privacy valued in an age which valued liberty above equality."
  7. "Most of the world's troubles seem to come from people who are too busy. If only politicians and scientists were lazier, how much happier we should all be."
  8. "I believe in government; that men cannot live together without rules but that these should be kept at the bare minimum of safety; that there is no form of government ordained from God as being better than any other; that the anarchic elements in society are so strong that it is a whole-time task to keep the peace."
  9. "Barbarism is never finally defeated; given propitious circumstances, men and women who seem quite orderly will commit every conceivable atrocity. The danger does not come merely from habitual hooligans; we are all potential recruits for anarchy. "
  10. "I was not brought up to regard the evasion of the police as the prime aim of education, nor has my subsequent observation of the world give me any reason to think that either the wickedest men or even the worst citizens are to be found in prison. The real enemies of society are sitting snug behind typewriters and microphones pursuing their work of destruction amid popular applause."
  11. "War is an absolute loss, but it admits of degrees; it is very bad to fight, but it is worse to lose."
  12. "In a war, it is notorious, opponents soon forget the cause of their quarrel, continue the fight for the sake of fighting and in the process assume a resemblance to what they abhorred."
  13. "There is a species of person called a 'Modern Churchman' who draws the fully salary of a benificed clergyman and need not commit himself to any religious belief."
  14. "The splendid thing about Education is that everyone wants it and, like influenza, you can give it away without losing any of it yourself."
  15. "Unsystematic discipline varying with the mood of the household makes a far better training for life than the wisest code of rules. It is very bewildering for the old-fashioned child, brought up to a system of rigid justice and reasoned recompense, to find himself plunged into a world where things are less logically operated. The modern mother will see just as much of her children as she finds amusing and they will thus learn the excellent principle that they must make themselves agreeable if they want attention."
  16. "The more influential and intelligent young schoolmasters came [back from the Great War] with their own faith sadly shaken in those very standards they had fought to preserve. The returned with a jolly tolerance of everything that seemed 'modern'. Every effort was made to encourage the children at the public schools to 'think for themselves'. When they should have been whipped and taught Greek paradigms, they were arguing about birth control and nationalisation. Their crude little opinions were treated with respect. It is hardly surprising that they were Bolshevik at 18 and born at 20."
  17. "To know and love one another human being is the root of all wisdom."
  18. "Certain trades and classes seek personal publicity; not so respectable writers, for their entire vocation is one of self-expression and it seems obvious to them that if they cannot make themselves understood in years of laborious writing, they will not succeed in a few minutes of conversation. So when we see interviewers advancing, we fly."
  19. "A writer must face the choice of becoming an artist or a prophet. He can shut himself up at his desk and selfishly seek pleasure in perfecting his own skill or he can pace about, directing dooms and exhortations on the topics of the day. The recluse at the desk has a chance of giving abiding pleasure to others; the publicist has none at all."
  20. "Humility is not a virtue propitious to the artist. It is often pride, emulation, avarice, malice - all odious qualities - which drive a man to complete, elaborate, refine, destroy, renew his work until he has made something that gratifies his pride and envy and greed. And in doing so he enriches the world more than the generous and the good, though he may lose his own soul in the process. That is the paradox of artistic achievement."
  21. "Literature is the right use of language irrespective of the subject or reason of the utterance. A political speech may and sometimes is, literature; a sonnet to the moon may be , and often is, trash."
  22. "The necessary elements of style are lucidity, elegance and individuality; these three qualities combine to form a preservative which ensures the nearest approximation to permanence in the fugitive world of letters."
  23. "Most men and women of genius have entertained preposterous opinions."

Thursday, 20 November 2008

MORI breakdown of BNP membership

From what I can remember from what Michael Crick said in Newsnight last night, the BNP are 80% men and tend to be lower middle class or skilled working class ex-Labour voters.

My little idea of selling this to white lower-middle class single women as a good place to go to be outnumbered by brave white men skilled in some trade, of their own race to marry (as the middle classes used to do with the Young Conservatives) was dismissed by a member, who said:



Single women never join the BNP to meet men because they see them
as boring, skinhead and poverty-stricken.



Tsk, tsk. Racist and poverty-stricken. That is indeed an image problem and a half!

Talking about the lower-middle class brings to mind Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore. It is probably a little too fanciful to imagine them singing, before their meetings, instead of Jerusalem,

Never Mind the Why and Wherefore, which goes:



Captain.
Never mind the why and wherefore,
Love can level ranks, and therefore,
Though his lordship's station's mighty,
Though stupendous be his brain,
Though her tastes are mean and flighty
And her fortune poor and plain,


Captain & Sir Joseph.
Ring the merry bells on board-ship,
Rend the air with warbling wild,

For the union of his/my lordship
With a humble captain's child!


Captain.
For a humble captain's daughter —


Josephine.
For a gallant captain's daughter —


Sir Joseph.
And a lord who rules the water —


Josephine. (aside)
And a tar who ploughs the water!

All.
Let the air with joy be laden,
Rend with songs the air above,
For the union of a maiden
With the man who owns her love!

Sir Joseph.
Never mind the why and wherefore,
Love can level ranks, and therefore,
Though your nautical relation (alluding to Capt.)
In my set could scarcely pass,

Though you occupy a station
In the
lower middle class —

Captain & Sir Joseph.
Ring the merry bells on board-ship,
Rend the air with warbling wild,
For the union of his/my lordship
With a humble captain's child!


Captain.
For a humble captain's daughter


Josephine.
For a gallant captain's daughter —

Sir Joseph.
And a lord who rules the water —


Josephine. (aside)
And a tar who ploughs the water!


All.
Let the air with joy be laden,
Rend with songs the air above,
For the union of a maiden
With the man who owns her love!

Josephine.
Never mind the why and wherefore,
Love can level ranks, and therefore
I admit the jurisdiction;
Ably have you played your part;
You have carried firm conviction
To my hesitating heart.

Captain & Sir Joseph.
Ring the merry bells on board-ship,
Rend the air with warbling wild,
For the union of his/my lordship
With a humble captain's child!


Captain.
For a humble captain's daughter —

Josephine.
For a gallant captain's daughter —

Sir Joseph.
And a lord who rules the water

Josephine. (aside)
And a tar who ploughs the water!

Josephine. (aloud)
Let the air with joy be laden.

Captain & Sir Joseph.
Ring the merry bells on board-ship,

Josephine.
For the union of a maiden —

Captain & Sir Joseph.
For her union with his lordship.

All.
Rend with songs the air above,
For the man who owns her love!
Rend with songs the air above,
For the man who owns her love!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIiQpQgka1A&feature=related

(You may wish to fast forward to 2:17 where the song actually begins.)

I don't suppose the lower middle classes these days would get the joke. Most of them, I imagine, will not even have heard of Gilbert & Sullivan.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

The Exercise of Due Diligence with Prostitutes

The following are ostensibly the questions we are asked to consider.

http://newsforums.bbc.co.uk/nol/thread.jspa?forumID=5677&edition=1&ttl=20081119101730

Should it be a crime to pay for sex? The British government wants to make it illegal to pay for sex with prostitutes who are controlled by pimps or have been trafficked to the UK. Will this move protect vulnerable women? Men who pay for sex could be publicly identified and even charged with rape, if they knowingly have sex with a woman forced into prostitution. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said it would 'be a good thing' if the measures deterred men from visiting prostitutes. Sex workers have criticised the proposal, saying they could be at greater risk if they have to work alone or in remote neighbourhoods.

Should the sex-trade be subject to tougher laws? Or would decriminalisation be a better move? How should governments prevent trafficking?

The 1Party legal advice to seekers and purchasers of sexual services is this:

Apart from going equipped with the wherewithal for safe sex, he should also bring along a form to be filled in by the provider to protect him from criminal proceedings:

DECLARATION

I, [name of prostitute], a provider of sexual services, do hereby declare to [name of client] a purchaser of my sexual services, that I have not been forced into prostitution.


Sorted!

Vote: Should an officious and puritanical woman who indulges in empty gesture politics be allowed to remain Home Secretary?

www.1party4all.co.uk/Home/Account/TopicForm.aspx?topicsId=118

BNP membership list published online

At the time of writing, I was unable to access the BNP website which I imagine has crashed due to overwhelming interest.

This debacle demonstrates why it is absolutely necessary that the BNP lift their colour bar and take a more Le Pennian view of nationalism.

I would have thought any BNP member who is not a rabid racist would see that this is the only political solution to the problem of continuing harassment and victimisation by the media, employers, unions etc.

Below are some reasons why they might not agree with me:

1) Members are too frightened to say that even if that is what they think.

2) Members are mostly unreconstructed racists and don't even want to say non-whites can join as full members, even as they know they will stay away in droves. (The NF do not have a colour bar, though of course they do not need to, with their policies of compulsory but "humane" repatriation!)

3) Members and leadership are mostly too ignorant and stubborn to see this.

4) Members and leadership are too fearful of change to take constructive well-timed action to ride this crest of publicity to a good place.

5) For some (probably racist) reason, the BNP believe that only white people know what is in the British National Interest, forgetting that it was a class of white Labour and Tory politicians who first let all the foreigners in! They also forget that the people who are most horrible to them are people of their own race.

Most thoughtful non-whites instinctively understand why the white urban proletariat would want to join the BNP in our PC world.

Two Muslims who understand:

Baroness Warsi
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-484825/Some-BNP-voters-legitimate-views-immigration-says-Tory-peer.html

Ali Miraj
http://conservativehome.blogs.com/platform/2008/07/ali-miraj-its-p.html

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Aristotle on Criticism

"Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing and being nothing."

The purpose of education

John Alexander Smith:


"Nothing you learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest
possible use to you in later life - save only this: that if you work hard and
intelligently, you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot. And
that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole purpose of education."


It therefore seems that I am actually more educated than all the MPs who voted to send British troops to to join the Americans in Iraq, ie Gordon Brown, Boris Johnson, David Davis, David Cameron et al.

For the full list, visit

http://www.holdthemtoaccount.com/who-voted-for-the-war/

It is also clear that Barack Obama is more educated than Hillary Clinton and John Carey.

It is a national tragedy that I am not in charge.

Another "tragedy" in Haringey

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article5130406.ece

I will now state my position on Baby P who once lived in the now London Borough of Haringey, whose mother allowed him to be tortured to death by her partner and lodger. I rejoice at the fact that a life that was about to blossom into another feral youth has been extinguished by her and the lowlife who lived with her.

Where is the "tragedy" the media are hysterically claiming has taken place?

I would even argue that parents should have the absolute right of life or death over their children. It is no skin off my nose that some parents should kill their own children. It would reduce the competition for resources where our own children are concerned, would it not?

Parents who would do such terrible things to their own children have what I would term "bad blood". Why therefore help them perpetuate their bad blood and bad genes at taxpayers' expense? Let them dispose of the toxic fruit of their own loins in their own nasty way.

If only all mothers of the next generation of violent and murderous criminals would do the same!

Friday, 7 November 2008

Clifford Chance outsourcing to India

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2006/oct/28/india.internationalnews

This puzzles me since there appears to be a veritable over-supply of lawyers in this country.

If British home-grown lawyers are currently too costly, surely they can be persuaded to accept less pay for the privilege of working for Clifford Chance?

If they accept less then the government should lower taxes.

If taxes are lowered then public services will have to be reduced.

However, such a reduction will create a gap in the market that private enterprise could fill.

That would in eventually kick start the economy, would it not?

Makes sense to me!