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Corbyn Monoxide: why does the Left get away with anti-Tory hate?

It’s supposed to be a joke, of course, and we’re all supposed to laugh. But imagine – just try to imagine – if these students had written such vile comments about Muslims or gays; or if a group of young Tories had written such things about any of Corbyn’s “kinder, gentler” disciples; or (worse) if Kippers had written such comments about… well, anyone really; for everything a Kipper utters is hate, and any comments they hurl at anyone for holding an opposing political opinion is… um, ‘bigotry’.

Conservative-inclined youngsters are routinely pilloried (if not formally investigated and disciplined) for their casual racism, sexism, homophobia, etc., etc. (for putting “minority students at risk and in a state of panic and fear“). But left-wingers seem to get away with it: none of these students is likely to be hauled before a disciplinary committee and threatened with expulsion for putting young Tories in a state of panic and fear. No, that sort of retribution is reserved for Christians and Conservatives who dare to utter Christian and conservative things on Facebook or Twitter, joke or not.

We live in an age where the police prioritise investigations of social media ‘hate’ campaigns (actually, it doesn’t have to be a campaign: a single lighthearted comment will suffice), unless the targets are Conservatives and/or Christians, and then it’s ‘fair comment’ (or fair game). And then the left-wing “sexists, anti-Semites and other scumbags” spout their bile by the hogshead; the left-hand of terror pours out onto the streets, terrorising Tories with demands for their “heads on sticks“, illustrated with Theresa May’s head impaled on a bloodied spike. ‘Defy Tory rule‘ they cry. ‘Police and fascists‘ may be legitimately attacked, they insist (and for ‘fascists’, read Tories). It is perhaps unsurprising that Conservative MPs receive threats to life and limb every single day: if the left is persuaded that Tories are evil, the world would obviously be a better place without them – ‘Tories scum, kill 4 fun‘, and then they can burn in hell.

As Julie Burchill notes, there’s something reminiscent of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four ‘Two Minutes Hate’ about it:

The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within 30 seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one’s will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic. And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp.

O, but it’s only a joke, you say. Yes, indeed, one of the peddlers of that anti-Tory hate has since been gripped by sincere remorse and guilt, and has issued a humble, heartfelt apology:

What a charmer. No doubt he’d be first in the queue to lampoon the Tory student who insisted that his/her racist/homophobic/islamophobic comments had been a joke: if Tories aren’t quite evil enough to gas, poison or burn, they’re certainly sufficiently f***ing idiotic to treat with absolute contempt by defecating in their beds.

Or is that a joke, too? Hard to tell: it’s not the crying-with-laughter emoji. Still, having your bed used as a toilet is preferable to being assassinated. Or was that a joke, too? Hard to tell: John McDonnell didn’t use any emojis at all.

Conservatives Party members are literally being driven into hiding; Conservative students are bullied, shunned and shamed into silence: “I don’t want to be friends with racists, sexists, or homophobes. And I don’t want to be friends with Conservatives either,” writes Rebecca Roache on Oxford University’s Practical Ethics website. Petronella Wyatt explains what’s going on:

…recent reports suggest that a new generation of Right-of-centre students are suffering a similar persecution. Such is the institutionalised and increasing hatred of Tory students at Oxford that last week a group of them demanded the same equal-rights protection as gays, disabled people and ethnic minorities.

Conservative members of Corpus Christi College’s junior common room (JCR) claim they are “often actively isolated, personally attacked and made to feel unwelcome” because of their political views.

…At other universities, Conservative students say they are being treated as “scapegoats” for the introduction of higher tuition fees. Luke Black, 20, vice-president of Nottingham University Conservative Association, told a Sunday newspaper that “there is a growing Left-wing bias at universities. People assume we are like the Bullingdon Club without meeting us.”

Samuel Roberts, 21, a history student at Corpus Christi, who proposed the motion for greater protection, says such a climate is “uncomfortable”, while Stephanie Cherill, 19, president elect of OUCA, says there has been a deterioration in the attitude of JCR members towards people who are Right of centre. “This poses a threat to the atmosphere of intellectual discussion, as well as to the welfare of members,” she says.

And what do Oxford University’s proctors do about it?

Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Right-wing students – Conservative or Christian – are simply ‘fair game’. You can joke about poisoning them, gassing them, or burning them alive because, unlike Muslims, gays and the disabled, they basically have no feelings.

Or at least no feelings about which the Left is remotely troubled.

  • Ray Spring

    I am reading ‘Travellers in the Third Reich’, Julia Boyd, Elliott & Thompson, 2017.
    Recording how ordinary non-Germans saw the Nazis. Quite a problem, since most were totally charmed by Hitler, and in any case thought the French horrid. They, we, accepted that the ‘Jewish Question’ was best left to the Nazis. Read the book, and see todays society.
    (I read the Spectator book reviews and then borrow the book from the local library. They tell me when it has arrived and I pay the $3.00 booking charge. Most civilised, I do not have to mix with cat-lovers).

    • Manfarang

      Those non-Germans in Germany that were interned at the start of WW2 were not so charmed by Hitler.

      • Royinsouthwest

        Would you expect them to have been?

        • Manfarang

          No. They had foreseen what was going to happen.

      • Sir John Oldcastle

        The many non-Germans who formed regiments and fought for the Germans (including a French one) were so charmed they fought to the death for him even in Berlin as it burnt.

    • Ray Spring

      The point being, how similar is the ‘between wars’ situation to todays. We are in serious, brainwashed, times.

  • John

    Chilling. And not funny. The great irony is that all this is occurring at a time when Conservative government policy on LGBTM&S is indistinguishable from the maddest extremes of the 1980s ‘looney left.’

  • Inspector General

    Everybody on the right needs to man up, as they say. Fight the good fight.

    Join the University boxing club. Play rugby. Carry a cane with you. Wear a particularly chunky leather belt that can be removed in a second (you’ll need braces as a backup). Let it be known that you are not open to abuse, verbal, demonstrative or physical. Keep together when you can.

    Bullying is nothing new. Nor is taking steps to combat it. And here’s some good news: Split someones lip and he won’t do it again. Yes, your Inspector had to do that in his teen years.

  • Linus

    Poor little snowflake Tories! They’re just not used to being the targets of a sustained campaign of hatred, denigration and shunning, are they?

    All their lives the poor little darlings have been told how fabulous and wonderful they are by their adoring parents and priests. They’ve been encouraged to abuse and defame the LGBT community and many other minorities at will, with no consequences other than a pat on the back from their elders and a “Well done, Tarquin (or Arabella), that’s the way to deal with that queer (or black, or Pixlim) rabble. Show them who’s boss”.

    Unfortunately for them, there’s a whole world outside the ever-shrinking privileged little bubbles in which they grow up. And that world is full of all sorts of people who don’t take kindly to being abused insulted and defamed. When forced to live in the real world, little Tory snowflakes have to face up to real anger. And boy, does that scare them.

    “Daddy, high could you?” they shriek when they’ve run home to their parents with their tails between their legs after their first taste of a ruck with a minority. “You never told us those tewwible hommosexuals (or darkies or Twotskyites) could fight back! Why, the temewity of them! They actually slapped one when one spat on them! Waaaah!!!”

    Let them wail. When they stop abusing us, we’ll have no reason to abuse them. Once they realise this and conquer the outrage and sense of injustice they feel at no longer holding all the cards and having to play a fair game against an equal opponent, they’ll do just fine. They’ll have to settle for a smaller share of the winnings, but what choice will they have? Downwards mobility is staring the spoiled children of arrogant parents squarely in the face. Poor little darlings. But that’s life.

    • Inspector General

      Even asocial oddballs avoid you, don’t they!

      • Linus

        If that were true, I’d never hear a peep out of you. As asocial oddballs go, you pretty much take the cake, after all.

        • Inspector General

          Just out of interest, is it your frequent contact with other peoples excrement that has you the way you are?

          • Linus

            My frequent contact with you?

            Not really. I knew Pixtians were vile and disgusting before I ever encountered you. All you did was underline the fact.

          • Inspector General

            Must you gay rage so? Can’t you find ANY peace?

          • Little Black Censored

            He is a tormented soul. So romantic!

          • Linus

            I posted the correct definition of the term “gay rage” yesterday and still you persist in using it incorrectly.

            Must we add Alzheimer’s to the sad tale of your frailties and weaknesses? Or is general stupidity the problem?

          • Inspector General

            Ah, you sweet old deluded (angry) poof. WE get to define the language too, you know!

          • CliveM

            IG

            An analysis of Linus, I mean Trolls

            “First, trolls are more likely to display noxious personality characteristics, that is, traits that impair one’s ability to build relations and function in a civilised or pro-social way. In a comprehensive examination of their psychological profile, trolls were found to be more Machiavellian (impulsive and charming manipulators), psychopathic (cold, fearless and antisocial), and especially sadist than the overall population. Trolls enjoy harming and intimidating others, so much so that the authors of this study concluded that trolls are “prototypical everyday sadists”, and that trolling should be regarded as online sadism. This is in line with the view of trolling as a form of cyberbullying.
            Second, trolling – like other forms of computer-mediated communication – unleashes people’s impulses by providing anonymity and temporary identity loss. This phenomenon, called deindividuation, is well known to psychologists and has been found to emerge in several areas of interpersonal relations, such as gaming, role-playing and crowd behaviours, particularly hooliganism. Thus even when we are not naturally sadistic, trolling may bring out the worst side in us, by lifting the moral constrains and social etiquette that regulates our behaviour in normal situations, and by fuelling dissent and triggering abrasive reactions.
            Third, trolling is a status-enhancing activity: by attracting readers’ attention, upsetting people, sparking heated debates, and even gaining approval from others, trolls can feel important, perhaps much more than they are in their real lives. Thus trolling is yet another internet activity that promotes narcissistic motives, since trolls may be expected to be far less successful in attracting people’s attention in the physical world. The only effective antidote to their tactics is to ignore them, but even then trolls won’t suffer a public humiliation because nobody knows who they are. This is what makes trolling so ubiquitous – it requires no skills other than the ability to be obnoxious and inadequate “.

          • Inspector General

            Clive. Are you suggesting the Inspector adopts the policy of doormattery!

            “Ignore the bully and he will get bored and go away” is something nanny will tell you, but takes no account of the reason why the bullying happened in the first place, nor does it address the immense satisfaction the bully enjoys when he sees his rot is left unopposed. The last thing some thug on a wrecking spree wants is to have his wrecking interrupted…

          • CliveM

            It’s not for me to say. However when dealing with a narcistic bully, it helps to understand their motivation and character.

          • Inspector General

            One cannot help but imagine that fine piece of kowtowing you copied and pasted was written by some sandal wearing bearded academic who would live his life on his knees if that was to the price to pay for a peaceful life.

          • CliveM

            Even if if it is sandal wearing and bearded, how would we know it’s a he?

          • Inspector General

            Clive. Your Inspector is doing exactly what Christ bade us to do – standing his ground and turning the other cheek to the assailant. Not running away…

          • Busy Mum

            Absolutely, Inspector. One of my sons had a right little pest of a thug in his first year of secondary school. The bully would rugby tackle or trip over the child in front of him in the line, and there was a daily queue of victims outside the medical room with bumped heads. When it came to my son’s turn, he felt the arms going round his legs, promptly bent down, grabbed the bully round his legs, and tipped him over his shoulders, sat on him and said ‘You are not going to do that to me, OK?’

            Cue my son being reported for fighting in school and detention for both him and the bully. The pastoral staff said that they were keeping an eye on the bully but had to be understanding with him.

            Result – bully never did it again and is now amongst my son’s circle of friends.

            I pointed out to said pastoral staff that my son had solved a problem in five seconds which they would never have solved in five years of ‘compassion and understanding’.

            I think my son ought to get an award for reducing staff time spent on dishing out icepacks in the medical room.

          • Inspector General

            A not unfamiliar story, Busy Ma. One recalls similar at his school. A fellow who bounded around like Tigger. He just wanted to be noticed and ceased being a nuisance the following year.

          • The Duke of Umberland, England

            Linus’s sadism can be explained. He is compenstaing for his excessive femininity. After each unsatisfying encounter he begins to lose hope of ever being ‘loved’. This is shown by the unbearable tension in his writing.

            As he ages, he knows more isolation.

          • Chefofsinners

            Send not to know for whom the bell end trolls. It trolls for thee.

          • Linus

            YOU are a tired-out and irrelevant micro-minority. You haven’t “got to define” anything for at least the past two generations. Unless you can claw your way back to relevancy, you’ll never get to define anything again.

            The language is and always has been a vehicle of consensus controlled by the majority. On it sweeps like an unstoppable wave leaving pitiful wreckage like you in its wake.

            Like a fat, outraged and entitled British package holiday tourist, there you sit in the debris of your Caribbean paradise bewailing the fact that your cut-price tour operator isn’t laying on a 5-star rescue service for you. You’ve yet to understand that you gets what you pays for (sic) in life. Nobody’s coming to save you. You’re going to have to cope on your own.

          • writhledshrimp

            “You’re going to have to cope on your own.” Thatcherite.

          • Sarky

            Whats your excuse??

            Thats a vile comment even by your standards

          • Inspector General

            Too lurid for you?

            You need to get to grips with “the love that delights to speak its name”. As Lord Alfred Douglas would be thrilled to write about had he been here today.

          • Sarky

            I think you need to grow up.

          • Inspector General

            One thinks YOU need to be sat on someone’s knee and told the facts of gay love life.

          • Sarky

            I dont care. As far as im concerned it’s live and let live. I just dont get your fascination and hatred?
            I also dont understand how christians are constantly moaning about persecution and loss of rights, yet then get up in arms when another minority successfully fights to get theirs back? Its blatant hypocrisy.

          • Inspector General

            Where’s the hatred? Come on, where is it? Robust defiance is it. Nothing more.

            As for ‘live and let live’ it’s all too obvious that for you that does not extend to Christians and Christianity. So you are hardly in a position to criticise others for ‘blatant hypocrisy’ you absolute fraud.

          • Sarky

            Since when does live and let live not extend to christians??

            I don’t agree with you and I’ll argue with you. Do i want to see you persecuted?? Of course not. Do i make disgusting personal comments about you? No.
            I get more flack from you than i ever give.

          • Inspector General

            Your slighted mate makes disgusting personal comments on a daily basis. It’s his stock in trade. Where’s the condemnation from you when he does!

            You want to close down Christian schools. That’s not persecution then. It’s ‘live and let live’ is it?

          • Sarky

            I would like all faith based schools closed, not just christian ones.

          • Inspector General

            We’ve enough of your version of ‘live and let live’ for one day.

          • Anton

            Closed or defunded by the State? That’s a vital distinction.

          • Sarky

            Defunded by the state.

    • The Duke of Umberland, England

      27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

      28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.

      • Linus

        Fascinating. I’m told these new prayer bots use artificial stupidity routines to regurgitate a Pixiebook passage for every occasion. Dumb repetition being what the religion is all about, I can see this is the future of Pixtian Internet usage.

        • The Duke of Umberland, England

          Thy will, Linus, be done.

          You, have become your own victim.

          • Linus

            Why is it that Pixtians have such trouble with grammar and punctuation?

            Oh well, whatever the reason, at least they can be relied on to dig up fossilized vocabulary in an attempt to give their pronouncements a solemn and dignified tone.

            But two can play at that game…

            Ful wel she sange the service devine,
            Entuned in hire nose ful swetely;
            And Frenche she spake ful fayre and fetisly,
            After the scole of Stratford atte Bowe,
            For Frenche of Paris was to hire unknowe.

          • Chefofsinners

            Yes, you are now solemn and dignified, Linus. So dignified. It is hard to imagine a more dignified act than putting your penis in a man’s bottom. I’d be so proud I’d want to march down the street and tell everyone.

          • Linus

            Proud enough to march down the aisle of a Pixie temple in a sweaty rented suit and tell everyone present about the “dignified acts” you plan to commit with the woman standing next to you in the silly dress?

            Why not admit that you’ll commit the same acts with plenty of other people too, and just as many (if not more) with your own fist, and who knows how many with anything else that takes your fancy? Why be so selective about broadcasting your future ejaculatory intentions to the world at large?

            Who do you think gives a damn?

          • Chefofsinners

            The more you write, the more dignified you become.

        • Chefofsinners

          Does everything have to be about bots?

          • Linus

            See what I mean? The best your humour can rise to is a low pun. Bargain basement double entendre is your ultimate weapon.

            How the mighty have fallen. From an empire of Pixendom spanning entire continents to a wisecracking little anorak and his band of maladjusted Johnny No-friends huddling together on a miserable little blog while they wait for oblivion to wash over them. From hero to zero in less than a single lifetime.

            This is the sublime, transcendant religion of Pixtianity, folks! Judge it for yourselves.

          • Chefofsinners

            Gosh yes, I had completely failed to notice those countless hordes of humanity hanging on your every word and following you wheresoever you go. Lixtianity, the opium of the masses! You saw it here first folks.

      • Chefofsinners

        Immediately followed by Chapter 2 verse 1-4:
        “You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. 2 Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3 So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? 4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?”

    • IrishNeanderthal

      What a vituperative world we live in! How about considering this alternative?

      There is everywhere the habit of assuming certain things, in the sense of not even imagining the opposite things. For instance, as history is taught, nearly everybody assumes that in all important past conflicts, it was the right side that won. Everybody assumes it; and nobody knows that he assumes it. The man has simply never seriously entertained the other notion. . .

      . . . The things that might have been are not even present to the imagination. If somebody says that the world would now be better if Napoleon had never fallen, but had established his Imperial dynasty, people have to adjust their minds with a jerk. The very notion is new to them. Yet it would have prevented the Prussian reaction; saved equality and enlightenment without a mortal quarrel with religion; unified Europeans and perhaps avoided the Parliamentary corruption and the Fascist and Bolshevist revenges. But in this age of freethinkers, men’s minds are not really free to think such a thought.

      • Linus

        What has happened has happened. What has not happened has not.

        We live in the world in which we live. Some say there may be alternative worlds out there where everything that could have happened has. But we have no proof of this. All we know is what we have. So all we can concentrate on is the reality of where we find ourselves to be.

        Conjecture about what might have happened had Bonaparte not fallen is pointless. He did fall. We can’t change that fact so we’re stuck with the world as it is.

        Personally I’m rather glad about that because who knows what fresh horrors of imperial excess Bonaparte monarchs in the 1920s, 1950s and 1980s might have foisted on the world? It’s bad enough that the Louvre already groans with enough bling to make Donald Trump’s New York apartment look minimalist and sober. Can you imagine if the Tuileries had still been standing, how much glitz and sparkly stuff a Jazz Age emperor, or a Rock’n’Roll emperor, or, Sky Pixie forbid, a New Wave Romantic emperor would have slathered on top of all the 19th century accretions? The building would have collapsed under the strain.

        No, we’re far better off with our low-key, relatively bland presidency. If successive generations of bling-loving Bonapartes had gathered every atom of gold in the world and trowelled it over every surface in the Tuileries, our planet’s orbit might have been affected and we might now be barrelling past Venus heading straight for the sun. We should perhaps be thankful for the disasters of Waterloo and Sedan. They may have saved us from the ultimate catastrophe.

        Plus of course if there were a Bonaparte in the Tuileries, I’d have to invite Murats and Bernadottes and Suchets into my home and that would just be downright awkward. Brrrrr! Sends a shiver down my spine just thinking about it…

        • IrishNeanderthal

          had gathered every atom of gold in the world . . . we might now be barrelling past Venus heading straight for the sun.

          That reminded me of Jules Verne’s Hector Servadac (Off on a Comet in the English translation) where our adventurers were carried into space on Gallia, a body smaller in size than the Moon but with greater surface gravity because it was made of gold telluride.

          We should perhaps be thankful for the disasters of Waterloo and Sedan. They may have saved us from the ultimate catastrophe.

          Not quite such a catastrophe maybe, but the English should be grateful to Joan of Arc. Henry V wanted to be King of France more than King of England, and had not his descendants been chucked out, England might well have ended up as the back legs of the pantomime horse.

          • Linus

            A position that Brexit will ensure you now occupy.

          • IrishNeanderthal

            I thought that was the position we occupied anyway.

            The reason for detaching the hind legs is so that the front legs can no longer fart in our face.

          • Linus

            Evolution has placed you at the rear, so logically you should thrive in that situation.

        • Maxine Schell

          I find myself wishing Linus’ father had been gay.

  • Jenny Keane

    Double standards also shown how three out of five of the Commentators have applied Double-barrelled Surnames to themselves? Not so long ago only the ‘Toff’s’ would have had such Surnames, no self respecting Lefties would ever enoble themselves thus? Hypocrisy starts ever younger it would seem!

    • When I was a child, double barrelled surnames were for the elite. Now, a school teacher friend tells me, they are the surnames of children whose parents aren’t married.

      • dannybhoy

        Quite right.

      • betteroffoutofit

        Oh — so they’re all bastards after all! Now I understand 🙂

      • Jenny Keane

        Thank you for that information. I wonder how the very much married people who were born with DB names, the off-spring of very much married parents feel about that? However, in the overall scheme of things it is of little interest to anyone other than those who are personally affected and wish to declare their Parentage or those who wish to reveal their pretentiousness!

      • donadrian

        Those who ‘marry’ members of the same sex also like to hyphenate their surnames.

        • I don’t think we’ve got any of ‘their’ children at local schools, so the matter never arose!

  • Inspector General

    Here’s a fighting tip. You are minding your own business and someone harangues you verbally. Now, what you do is this. Turn to them and put your fists up, and here’s the important bit. Say nothing. Nothing at all. It unnerves them you see. They came for a bit of jolly abuse off you, they weren’t expecting your reaction…and they will slink off.

    • writhledshrimp

      Or beat you senseless…

  • having your bed used as a toilet

    The level of hatred which brings such a thought to mind was matched, or even exceeded, by the disgust which drove a Conservative, David Cameron, to liken Nick Griffin to the contents of a toilet—‘a ghastly piece of filth’. In today’s white Christian nations, the lowest possible moral ground is occupied by those who defend white Christian nations.

  • David

    David Cameron called UKIP voters closet racists and fruitcakes, sadly he had never read “they came for …”

  • CliveM

    It has to be admitted that student ‘humour’ has a long and puerile history. It comes from a mistaken belief that they are both funny and important. In reality student humour is as embarrassing as Dad dancing. They’ll grow up. Might take a few years, but the majority achieve it. The rest become Labour MP’s.

    • magnolia

      They are getting very close to inciting violence with this, which is the key nasty. Much student humour is dumb, and with the student quoted unless he suffers from severe dyslexia I cannot see that someone who cannot apparently distinguish between “your” and “you’re” should expect his views to be taken in the least bit seriously, whether or not he thinks they could or should be. Same with his inability to distinguish between a newspaper and what comes through the letterbox!

      • CliveM

        Isn’t it interesting that this type of virtue signalling, involves signalling that you have no virtue at all!

  • Demon Teddy Bear

    A very useful article, your grace. Conservatives need to take the left’s “hate” ploy and ram it down their throats.

  • CliveM
  • dannybhoy

    My personal observation is that within Tory ranks may be found snobbery, complacency and avarice, and within Labour ranks one can find genuine malice, envy, bitterness and erm, avarice..
    From my very limited experience of town council service I have to say that Labour supporters tend to believe that social issues can be solved by ‘sharing’ the wealth and Tories tend to believe that people should be encouraged to create the wealth.
    Danny is a left of centre Tory.
    On a national level there is a latent left wing bias that promotes the idea that all Conservatives are snobs and antisocial parasites. That influence extends into the mainstream media and has become more virulent and aggressive in recent years.
    Especially amongst the young and brain dead….

    • CliveM
      • dannybhoy

        Yes I did like it. Rather scary though – the mounting debt and failing economies..

        • CliveM

          Its the powergrab thats most worrying. Soon we will be the only democracy left in Europe (except Norway and Switzerland).

          • Sir John Oldcastle

            We’re a democracy? Thanks for the heads-up.

    • betteroffoutofit

      Yes. That’s what I’ve seen as well.

  • Merchantman

    New norm- New left

  • Skidger

    Twas ever thus. Listening to Jess Philips MP about how everybody ‘hated the Tories’ in her household. Student politics is alive and well in Corbynov’s Labour Party.

  • Chefofsinners

    Ah, one remembers the indiscretions of youth. How there was a group of zealous left wing students at university who awoke one morning to find their toilets overflowing with karma, for their house was at the bottom of the terrace and a sandbag had mysteriously lodged itself under the manhole cover in the street outside.
    And the student union newspaper which ran a users’ guide to drugs in Fresher’s Week. And how this came swiftly to the attention of the national press so that the editor resigned and yours truly was bought large quantities of beer by various journalists.
    Oh to be young again.

    • CliveM

      I found cling film stretched invisibly over the toilet bowl absolutely hilarious!

      • dannybhoy

        We didn’t have that in my days, but I do remember when the bog toilets were repainted (wooden strips set on the sanitaryware -very couth)
        a rather large lad nicknamed Fatty ***** sat down to do his business and rose up with a varnish imprint on each buttock..

  • Sybaseguru

    You should try General Synod if you think Universities are bad.

  • Royinsouthwest

    We all know that the PC (which should really stand for “Politically Corrupt”) are a bunch of hypocrites and they know it too, but just as James Bond is “licensed to kill” for Queen and Country, so do PC types think they are licensed to be hypocrites in the service of their cause.

    However, while the jokes about starting fires or CO poisoning are reprehensible I think the organised attempts to ban dissenting views on campus are more serious. This is a problem that needs to be tackled by the government but it won’t be. The solution would be quite straight forward given the political will. All the government needs to do is to tell university vice-chancellors that no public money will be given to any university that suppresses free speech or tolerates or actually encourages attempts to suppress free speech.

    • The Duke of Umberland, England

      What about Muslamic free speech?

      • Royinsouthwest

        They have just as much freedom of speech as anyone else. In fact, some of them are able to say things that would get non-Muslims into trouble.

  • Chefofsinners

    One thinks of Rhodri Philipps, Viscount St Davids, handed a 12 week prison sentence for offering £5000 to anyone who ran over Gina Miller. No doubt a just punishment.
    And no doubt the police and DPP will wish to ensure that this case is treated in exactly the same way.
    Speaking of the police, I look forward to seeing a squad car painted in the colours of the new persecuted minority, the Conservative party.

    • Royinsouthwest

      What colour is that? A very pale shade of pink or possibly even white as on flags of surrender?

      • Sir John Oldcastle

        A white police car. That’d be different.

      • Chefofsinners

        A chameleon paint, called ‘strong and stable’, which adapts to blend in wherever it finds itself.
        “You like this colour? No? I can change, I can change! What about this? Vote for me now? Wait, Ok, Ok how about this one?”

        • HoratioLordNelson

          Lol! Have they moved further to the left than the left yet?

          • betteroffoutofit

            They circle like a hurricane, they do!

        • James60498 .

          Politically fluid

  • Hm, thought this was a North American craze; this rabid venting at conservatives, having to keep one’s opinions private at work and socially if on the “wrong side of history.” You’re no longer just wrong; now you’re an irredeemable racist, fascist, climate-denying Nazi homophobe. It’s pretty bad in the US, but I think declaring approval of Trump is much worse in Canada, because he’s not our head of government, so anything goes.

    Everything has a silver lining, though, Your Grace. For me, the upside to this mania is that lots of people peripheral to my social life will no longer speak to me. This affords me with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ditch the pests for good by playing deeply hurt and rejecting possible attempts at reconciliation in the future once (or, if ever) they cool off and shake their heads. Imagine the freedom, YG….

  • betteroffoutofit

    errr – I’m not sure we’ve ‘followed’ them all the way. From the end of the 19th century, following Marx’s and Engels’s work in England, our Fabians led our own left-thinkers, esp. via LSE and Oxford, on through the 20th Century. Joseph Conrad, Orwell, and Aldous Huxley were among those who told us what they (and other Modernist writers) were up to. Among the Marxist ‘games’, I don’t think the Yorkshire trade-unionist types I met as a schoolgirl were affected by Yanks.

    Ideas from Gramsci (Italian) and Lukács reached the US early enough, but the American Frankfurt School only took root in New York and Columbia Uni. in the 1930s; the other unis didn’t really catch the fire until the 50s and 60s.

    And fire it is. I didn’t know anything about Marxist Theory until studying at a US uni forced it on me, and then they expected me to espouse it as the basis of all my work. I got into trouble by refusing, and making do with a ‘cross-disciplinary’ approach . . .

    For the present day, indeed, you’re right. The Marxist elements in both British and US unis work together. Several such US types have ‘unfriended’ me on FB because I support Brexit; one of them’s even working in London at the Imperial War Museum. That’s one of the Marxist ploys, of course: insurgency/subversion.

    • dannybhoy

      Yes, I’m broad brushing and you’re doing detail work. As I see it these various factions all have the same goals, just using different tactics. Here in the UK our attitudes have been changed by the introduction of the Welfare State after WW2.
      In the States they are used to receiving little help from the federal government. I think that’s why American Christians tend to be so generous in their giving.
      Now we see the efforts being made to dumb down education and allow in immigrants regardless of the fact that they are breaking the law. Obama showed his own brand of political philosophy there, and in the sexualisation of the American armed forces, and transgender toilets in state schools.
      Imagine introducing that as part of your political legacy!
      But I think Obama was intent on weakening the USA anyway.

      • betteroffoutofit

        “But I think Obama was intent on weakening the USA anyway.” So do I. Not that I dare tell the Marxists how much he makes my skin crawl – they keep on saying he was “the greatest US President ever.” They speak especially in comparison to Trump, whom they attack continuously.

        [Further edit] Btw – I also think you’re right in dating the West’s shift to Marxism to post-WWII. Surely Churchill did what he could, but the final agreements, including Yalta, owed much to Stalin and Roosevelt. And Roosevelt was quite Commie; thence to the euSSR.

        • CliveM

          It’s no secret that America was intent on dismantling the European Empires once the war was won. Can’t altogether blame them as Europe had dragged the world into two massively destructive and costly wars.

          • betteroffoutofit

            Doubtless. Indeed, Yanks would never have fought with us had they not themselves been surrounded. Hitler was aiming at them from 3 sides: Atlantic, North Pole, and up from South America. Then Japan made their position very clear- so it wasn’t all about ‘europe.’

            Also – it’s worth remembering that the US demographic was/is not purely British! Their influential German sectors were against supporting us, esp. in WWII, and the country also has strong Italian, Dutch, French (et al) sections. I believe their overall idea was that the inferiors over the pond should all learn to get along under a united leadership —– in the yankee image.
            And so to the establishment of their own empire and the euSSR.

            As the authors of “1066 And All That” so rightly said, after WWI “America was thus clearly Top Nation, and history came to a .” (Sellar & Yeatman).

        • dannybhoy

          Back to the UK and I looked up Stonewall’s education section. Have a browse..
          https://www.stonewall.org.uk/get-involved/education/secondary-schools
          I’m sure you can see how all this is leading to total confusion, the blurring of the genders, the breakdown of the traditional family unit and the stifling of free speech.
          Look at this page.. https://www.stonewall.org.uk/our-work/blog/stonewall-season-back-and-we-want-you
          “BLOG COMMUNITIES
          Stonewall Season is a week of events for LGBT equality across Britain from October 2 – 8, run by you.

          It’s a time for us to stand up and take action. It’s a time for you, your friends, families, allies, employers, teachers, mentors and leaders to say no to hate, to say no to violence, and to say no to discrimination against LGBT people everywhere.”

          Now here’s the interesting thing; do you know of any Christians who actively hate , discriminate or are violent towards any person because of their sexual orientation?
          Nope, neither do I. But what is happening is that it is no longer permissible to disagree with a homosexual lifestyle or ssm; you have to condone it or be labelled an intolerant bigot.
          (Unless you’re a devout Muslim, who still believes that homosexuals should be stoned, hung or thrown off tall buildings. If you hold these beliefs the LGBT++++ community will treat you with respect and leave you alone.

          • Inspector General

            Good work there, Danny. An on-line Pied Piper it is.

        • Dominic Stockford

          I think, personally, that Roosevelt was more naive than commie. He was foolish enough to believe the promises of Stalin, and this we have Berlin, and the subsequent USSR, followed inevitably by the EuSSR.

          • dannybhoy

            I’d Go along with that.
            I mean I didn’t know the man, but naivety seems more likely….

          • betteroffoutofit

            OK. I suppose womanizing Democrats can be naive, in their way. They’re so busy.

      • Merchantman

        Obama hated Wasps more than anything it seems. This forms the basis of much of the left’s hatefest.

        • Brian

          Yet they voted for him in the Rustbelt states that Hillary thought would be her ‘blue firewall’. One of the interesting things of the 2016 election is how many Obama voters switched to Trump and gave the election to him in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, maybe Florida as well. Some estimates put the Obama2012 – Trump 2016 voters as many as 9 million.

        • Dominic Stockford

          I gather swarms of large wasps with especially vicious stings and venom are invading the USA from South America, causing much concern. It is odd that Obama did nothing to stop them, whilst it is Trump who is in fact acting to bring the danger to an end…

          • betteroffoutofit

            Och – well the Barmy One was seeing wasps in technicolour! He hates White Anglo-Saxon Protestants — and he loves all those who hate them too.

    • IrishNeanderthal

      From the MacTutor biography of the mathematician Herman Weyl:

      In 1921 Schrödinger was appointed to ETH Zürich where he became a colleague, and soon closest friend, of Weyl. They shared many interests in mathematics, physics, and philosophy. Their personal lives also became entangled as related in [W J Moore, Schrödinger : Life and Thought (New York, 1989):-

      « Those familiar with the serious and portly figure of Weyl at Princeton would have hardly recognised the slim, handsome young man of the twenties, with his romantic black moustache. His wife, Helene Joseph, from a Jewish background, was a philosopher and literateuse. Her friends called her Hella, and a certain daring and insouciance made her the unquestioned leader of the social set comprising the scientists and their wives. Anny [Schrödinger’s wife] was almost an exact opposite of the stylish and intellectual Hella, but perhaps for that reason [Weyl] found her interesting and before long she was madly in love with him. … The special circle in which they lived in Zürich* had enjoyed the sexual revolution a generation before [the United States]. Extramarital affairs were not only condoned, they were expected, and they seemed to occasion little anxiety. Anny would find in Hermann Weyl a lover to whom she was devoted body and soul, while Weyl’s wife Hella was infatuated with Paul Scherrer. »

      * which also included Einstein.

      Schrödinger’s Cat also seems to have spent a lot of time out on the tiles.

  • Sir John Oldcastle

    “With three Tories at uni, any ideas?” Yup, how about, “Can’t beat ’em, so join ’em”!

  • Sir John Oldcastle

    He’s not stupid enough to get into a wet paper bag…

    • Chefofsinners

      He probably is.

  • Inspector General

    If it so pleases our host, Cranmer, may he allow the Inspector to address his Discus following. 15 of them.

    Fellows. Today the Inspector broached an unmentionable. The part human excrement plays in gay men’s intimacy (posts passim).

    As we all know, the gay uprising must be stopped. And it will. And it will done through greater knowledge of that awful chosen way of life. The unmentionable is but one sorry aspect.

    Now. The Inspector has had to re-establish his Discus session twice today. Someone is out to get him. It happened so quickly, that it must be that one of you is a traitor. So, one finds himself in the position of Jesus. An angel tipped off our Christ about the same, without naming him. Alas, the Inspector can expect no such divine assistance, and has to work it out himself. And he will!

    • Chefofsinners

      Hanlon’s razor, Inspector.

    • magnolia

      I don’t think graphic things are a very good idea, not least as children may access it- and being more oblique is understandable by adults but not most children! Also some have visual imaginations which need a bit of sparing….

      I suspect, from my experience, that you will find your discus account may have been hacked from France. I would also check any other account with the same password.

      • Inspector General

        A demon stalks this site, Mags. And the people he represents does not give concern for children. Quite the opposite. Numbers need to be made up, and that’s where the children come in. The earlier, the better….

  • Chefofsinners

    Living with 17,410, 742 people who voted for Brexit last year. Any advice?

    Get over it, Tony.

  • Chefofsinners

    Nothing irritates him more. Cue hissy fit.

  • bluedog

    The counter cultural revolution has reached its zenith, Your Grace. The presumption of innocence has been reversed, traditional morals, values and attitudes have been overturned and criminalised, what was previously seen as coarse, vulgar, uncouth and boorish is now regarded as the acme of etiquette. It is hard to believe that a civilisation which suddenly rejects its own measures of progress has long to go before collapse. One of the great lies of the last decade is that SSM doesn’t affect anybody else’s marriage or how they live their lives. This has proved to be completely wrong, and it seems to be more than just a coincidence that the current debasement aligns with the introduction of SSM and its enforced protection.

    • petej

      I can remember before SSM, lots of people hated the tories then too!

      Not everything is the fault of the gays.

      • bluedog

        ‘Not everything is the fault of the gays.’

        As the gays are a minority there can be no suggestion that ‘everything’ is the fault of the homosexuals. It takes a heterosexual elite acting misguidedly for the homosexual minority to trash the existing order. Heard of cultural relativism? We’ve now got sexual relativism, ‘cos if you’re dumb enough to support cultural relativism, sexual relativism follows suit. One can think of a slogan, ‘Relativists of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your oppression’.

        • petej

          I don’t know what you are talking about, but my point is that these appalling statements are nothing to do with ssm. People have hated the tories for a very long time indeed.

          • bluedog

            Well as my post quotes your own words, the news that you don’t know what I’m talking about comes as a surprise.

          • petej

            To clarify I don’t know what ‘cultural relativism’ is, but I suspect that it is about as appropriate to these attacks as ssm is.

          • bluedog

            Cultural relativism is generally held to mean that all cultures are of equal merit. In other words, the rhythmic chanting of a stone age tribe is as worthy as Western opera. Of course, it goes further than this but one tries to make it easy for you to understand. In the context of sexual relativism, or ‘equal marriage’ for example, it seems to this writer that homosexual unions are sterile without the introduction of a third party. Thus, a homosexual union cannot possibly be directly compared to a fertile heterosexual union.

          • petej

            So you’re saying sterile marriages are worth less than fertile marriages? How does that impact how people see the tories? Do you suspect the perpetrators here are angry at Theresa May’s marriage?!

          • bluedog

            We’ve been through this before, ad infinitum. There is nothing to suggest that TM’s unintentionally sterile marriage is in anyway deplorable. What will always offend a large part of the electorate is the claim an intentionally sterile marriage be accorded the same status as a fertile heterosexual marriage. Let’s have referendum to validate Cameron’s SSM.

          • petej

            So if TM knew before hand that she was infertile then she should have remained single? How does this relate to nasty messages about tories?

            I think a referendum would be pointless – we can be pretty certain of the result (polls have been consistently in favour and are consistent with the Irish referendum and likely outcome of the Aussie referendum) and if it did fall against then what would you do with all the people who have already married? Say “sorry chum we’re taking your legitimacy, protections and pensions back because the majority of Brits don’t like gays”?!

          • bluedog

            ‘So if TM knew before hand that she was infertile then she should have remained single?’

            An unpleasantly sexist assumption. It seems you are a male homosexual yet unable to conceive of male sterility. If a referendum found against SSM it would be consistent with the British way of doing things to grandperson (note gender neutrality) the existing ‘marriages’, while ending the practice for same sex couples. For years we were told by homosexuals ‘we’re different’ and that marriage was boringly bourgeois. It won’t be long before the fad for marriage changes and the homosexuals are bored with monogamy once again.

          • petej

            *snores*

            If Phillip May knew beforehand that he was infertile then he should have remained single?

            If gay people dont want to marry then why do they marry?!

            What has any of this to do with the attacks on tories?!

          • bluedog

            ‘If gay people dont want to marry then why do they marry?!’

            Just 4850 SSMs in 2014. Over 900 acts of Parliament changed at staggering cost in time and money to enable.

            ‘What has any of this to do with the attacks on tories?!’

            The folly of introducing SSM is symptomatic of a wider cultural malaise in which a long-standing Judeo-Christian socio-cultural model is under relentless attack.

          • petej

            So gay people make up 1% of the population and 2% of marriages – sounds to me like they do want marriage.

            Tories were under attack in the 1980s – everyone hated gays then so I dont agree with your thesis.

          • bluedog

            Whoops, the percentage of gays has just been revised downwards. Usually we are told it’s anywhere between 2 and 3% of population, but when the rate of SSMs drops to 1.9% of the total that claim seems inoperative.

            The Tories are always under attack economically. What’s different now is the culture war.

          • petej

            I usually go with the figure of 1% though I think that is probably a slight underestimate.

            Who tells you it is between 2 and 3% and are they saying gay people or LGBTI people?

            What culture war? A large minority of people have hated tories for most of my life in this country. This is nothing new. The new thing is Twitter!

          • betteroffoutofit

            . . . “in the 1980s – everyone hated gays then”
            No I didn’t — I just hate what I hear about what they do.
            Nevertheless, must admit that I loathe the bullying nastiness, the power-ploys, of lezzos. I have heard (from homosexual professors) that the same ‘power’ principle applies among the masculine types however amusing and witty they may be at times . . .

            Oh – and btw – I really do resent the appropriation of what used to be rather a pleasant word: g**.

          • petej

            Well I resent you blaming gay people, or same sex marriage, for something that has clearly nothing to do with them or it.

          • betteroffoutofit

            My blaming whom? For what? ????? You have quite an imagination.
            Please know that I will not get into a long discussion here: not with a complete stranger who thinks he knows my mind and my experience better than I do.

            Toodle pip, as the Inspector might say.

          • petej

            Sorry I didn’t realise that you weren’t BlueDog.

        • Dominic Stockford

          You mean they’re not responsible for the hurricanes?

          • betteroffoutofit

            I’d suppose not . . . but they may enjoy hyping on about the drama: in support of MMGW, of course.
            ————-
            PS: Not suggesting that the Islands didn’t suffer . . . or that real hurricanes aren’t terrible.

          • bluedog

            Holiday villas in the Caribbean are suddenly within budget. What’s not to like?

          • Anton

            Within budget? They’re within sight, on the next tide.

          • betteroffoutofit

            So long as you avoid Branson’s Necker the woods . . .

          • Dominic Stockford

            There do seem to be some excellent bargains, is there something I should know? Or shall I just book and enjoy?

          • bluedog

            Take plenty of bottled water and mosquito repellant.

  • David

    The last four decades has seen left-liberal views sweep to power across a broad swathe of western life. This has been accompanied by a general debasement of society including its morals and behaviour. We are now a far uglier society than before. The aggression and general intolerance discussed in the article is but one part of this continuing, indeed accelerating, destruction of much that was fine about us. Indeed the further western society travels away from its roots in, mainly Christianity, the worse the situation becomes.

    • Linus

      I continue to be amazed at the stubborn determination of Pixtians to live in the past.

      The modern diverse world operates by different rules to the standardised monoculture you hark back to. We have a common set of rules we must all obey, but our ways of being and expressing ourselves are very different and diverse now, and we are no longer obliged to conform to one particular pattern.

      Pixtians want conformity and sameness in everything. We must all think like you and act like you. If we don’t, you shriek and wail that society is “falling apart”. Only it isn’t. It’s just functioning in a way you don’t like because it isn’t based on your values and your wants and desires.

      Get over yourselves. Be as boring, conformist, stultified and dull as you like. But don’t expect the rest of us to play your game. You don’t make the rules any more, so we’re not obliged to take any notice of you.

      • Inspector General

        We simply can’t have you people taking over. You are a revolutionary. We don’t want what you want to give us.

        Why should we. The vanguard of the revolution, all things gay, is corrupt. It is a dead end. Society is for the hetronormal to lead. With you deviants well at the back. Out of the way.

        Save yourself a lot of disappointment and accept that. The Gay uprising is doomed. It is doomed because people will start to find out more about you gang of thugs. What makes you tick, and pretty it is not…but most definitely psychotic and hedonistic.

        • Dreadnaught

          He’s not a revolutionary – just revolting.

        • Linus

          Whatever you think of us, we’ve done a pretty good job of making society sit up, take notice of us and accommodate itself to our needs.

          This fantasy you have of a gay dictatorship is just more proof of your mental disintegration and paranoia. Society recognises we exists and makes it possible for us to lead fulfilled and happy lives by extending equal recognition to us and our relationships and suddenly, in your fevered mind, we’ve taken over the world.

          People can recognise bigoted paranoia when they see it. They’ve got your number.

          • Inspector General

            But your wants. There is no end to them. You now want 5 year olds to be asked if they want to continue as they are, or ‘change sex’. That is evil.

            You, sir, are just a peasant hawker. Well, you take your bag of queer things home with you and get on with your life. No one is buying what you have for sale.

      • David

        “Be as boring, conformist and stultified and dull as you like.”
        Err, “conformist”, I thought we were always a minority and becoming an even smaller one ? Even at an amoral purely logical level your prejudices are starkly illogical ! Attempting to even, literally, reason with you is deeply unrewarding. You vastly overestimate your own intellect.

        • dannybhoy

          Starkly illogical..
          Yeeeup.

      • Anton

        No you’re not, which is why society is headed for disaster.

        • Linus

          So to summarize your point of view, because you no longer rule the roost, everything must necessarily go to wrack and ruin.

          Only a true narcissist sees himself as the linchpin of mankind. With or without you, civilisation will go on. You’re not nearly as important as you think.

          • Anton

            You mistakenly think that power always means political power. It doesn’t, and the sooner you realise it the better for you as well as for society.

      • Chefofsinners

        The modern world is far less diverse than it ever was. Globalisation and mass media have homogenised culture. At the same time the world has become far less tolerant, with mainstream ideologies seeking to repress alternative views. This article highlights one of the more unpleasant outworkings of that process, namely the fact that some ideologies can threaten violence with impunity.

        It is the mainstream which is dull, conformist and repressive. Christianity proclaims that God is love and that He sets us free to live life in all its fullness. I have found this to be true.

        • Manfarang

          “Globalisation and mass media have homogenised culture”
          The culture in Asia hasn’t changed that much in the last thirty years.

          • IrishNeanderthal

            This chap might agree with you.

            Why I Won’t Date Secular White Women

          • Manfarang

            In India many marriages are still arranged.
            I would have dated a white woman but not so many single white women in Thailand years ago.
            Chinese relationships tend to be based as much on friendship as romantic love.

  • petej

    It’s not nice. I’ve seen equally vile things directed at “liberals”. The equality act doesn’t include political views as a protected characteristic. That’s why this sort of thing is tolerated, but attacks against religion etc are not.

  • cybervicar

    Macyntyre in After Virtue predicted (1980) that if we took the ethics of Nietzsche and combined with a fake sentimentality we would get this. At first there is the ‘nice’ approach which moralises without any greater vision beyond its own utopianism. Then when that fails there is the pure hate fest, the power grab. It’s Nietzsche or Christ.

    • Chefofsinners

      And even Nietzsche couldn’t live with Nietzsche.

  • michaelkx

    why can the left say thing about the Conservatives, and Conservatives can not say anything about the Lefty’s. A hypercritics and bullies hate to be reminded that that are in the wrong.

  • The left are Godless. They operate by mob rule. It is demonic in origin. Ann Coulter got the measure of them in her book Demonic. “The demon is a mob, and the mob is demonic. … To understand mobs is to understand liberals.”

    • IanCad

      Thus we may live to witness the end of the religion of Democracy.

    • Linus

      Sky Pixie Jr. on a cross, it’s all coming out today, isn’t it?

      First we hear that Pixtians get their news from RT. Now we’re told they hang off every word written by America’s answer to Irma Grese, the Blonde Beast of Auschwitz.

      Ah well, it’s interesting to know how crazy crazy can get. Which is pretty crazy. And SO full of hate. Liberals are demonic? Go look in the mirror, Ms Coulter. There’s a demon staring out of those wild, murderous eyes in that hard, gaunt face of yours. It has nothing to do with any mythical Sky Pixie or fallen Pixcolyte of course. But nevertheless, I hope I never meet it in a dark alley at night.

      • Chefofsinners

        Then do us all a favour and stop hanging around dark alleys at night.

        • Linus

          I’ll leave that to Ann Coulter.

  • Bil_ly

    Probably because the tories are, in general, mean-spirit, selfish people who share an ideology that lacks any empathy for anyone that isn’t them or benefits their greed.

    • CliveM

      And of course by posting this you are able to signal to the world you are none of these things.

    • R Craven

      This article is about you. How do you feel about this?