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“White slavery is alive and well in this sceptred isle, and nothing is being done”

Goodness! One shall think twice about accepting invitations to Newcastle. The prospect of being lured into a lust-pit of Ugandan relations with swarthy multi-kultis is too horrifying to contemplate, and one gives thanks for the protection of robust foundations, the removal of which takes some considerable time (and the ministrations of a lady’s maid), thus providing a ‘window’ for rescue by the police. At least one would hope for police intervention, but these days it is not as certain as it was, for the constabulary dances to the beat of another drum (and I’m talking bongos). Mr. Wilberforce must be turning in his grave at the reality we now face – that white slavery is alive and well in this sceptred isle and nothing is being done other than sweeping it under the ottoman. One cannot blame the victims of course, poor things, but we should do all we can to ensure their safety and well-being. For example, I am contemplating setting up a Society for the Promotion of the Triple-lock Chastity Belt in collaboration with Messrs. Chubb to be made available from ironmongers throughout the land, though I fear chastity is a word (and concept) which has no meaning for today’s youth.

It is said that the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton, and indeed no one can deny we English are fond of sport and games. However, the new form of skittles being played on the boulevards of Paris involving a car and a group of soldiers must not to be encouraged. One was tempted to add ‘…it could not happen here’, but of course it already has. Perhaps we should all take up our quills and write to Home Secretary Amber Nectar to glean what measures are being taken to protect us? Be sure to verify your identity, however, as Forever Amber has recently been tricked into communicating with a hoaxer posing as one of her staff. No doubt the Hildabeast can advise on how to keep one’s data secure.

Of course, we must be prepared for 30 more years of Islamic terrorism, or so says a former spymaster-general. Such honesty, unusual these days, was enough to send the Archdeacon into the stratosphere. I came across him after Matins: he was in full canonicals, waving the morning edition of The Jupiter around like a fly-swatter and in full voice.

“Have you read this, Madam?” he frothed, “The Thirty Years War is starting all over again, only with a different set of religious fanatics! We are warned to brace ourselves for a goosing by Johnny Jihad and smile into the bargain! Perhaps it is no more than we deserve, having allowed the elected carpet-baggers of Westmonster to drop the national trousers and order our bending over! Never has this country been so badly served by those wrap-me-in-cellophane-with-an-orange-in-my-mouth expenses-cheating cross-dressing-in-the-Tea-Rooms scoundrels we call MPs! The devil take the lot of them.”

“Goodness!” I replied.

“Trust me, Madam, there’s no goodness in Parliament, none whatsoever!”

With that he flounced off to the vestry and the decanter of sherry he keeps behind the plaster statue of St. Reginald of Bosenquet for moments such as these.

One notes the shade of Mrs. Currie stalking the land as the ‘Contaminated Egg Crisis’ gathers momentum. Thank goodness it isn’t Easter! It is heartening to learn that Brussels has called its bureaucrats together to solve the problem. Eggs will continue to be served at the Palace breakfast table. Mr. Slope is an avowed ‘Big Endian’ and partial to a line of soldiers, whereas I like mine scrambled. My Lord the Bishop likes his sunny side up, but enough of our married life.

On visiting Marks and Spencer’s Sixpenny Store on Barchester High Street, one noticed the signs being changed on the doors of the gentleman and ladies lavatories, supervised by none other than the burly figure of Constable Knapweed. Someone had complained that the signs were discriminatory and antiquated, and that in these progressive times public conveniences should be unrestricted and open to everyone, even the French! The new signs portrayed a man dressed in a frock and a woman sporting trousers and a moustache. Both figures held the hands of children, though as to what sex they were it was hard to determine.

“The law is the law, Mrs. Proudie,” said Constable Knapweed gravely, “And we in the force take these ‘ate crimes very seriously. Why, we spend hours going out an about looking for the slightest transgression and feeling the collars of those who laugh in the face of diversity.”

“Then you are barking mad, officer,” I replied.

“You may think so, Ma’am, but I couldn’t possibly comment. Now move along, there’s a good dinosaur.”

The impudence!

Well now, my dears, I have letters to write. I have decided to scribble a few lines to Mr. Kim Jong-un and tell him not to fire off any more rockets – for one thing it is not November 5th, and for another it’s very rude. I shall include my latest tract: “Seeking another Korea? Take advice, don’t blow it.” So, as the arquebus of hate speech fires bullets into the rhino-hide of political correctness and the cement mixer of cohesion dumps the aggregate of all that was once unique onto the foundations of the Tower of Babel, I wave in your general direction and bid you all a fond adieu… until next week.

  • len

    How can one act against Asian gangs grooming and abusing vulnerable white girls without becoming a ‘racist’. This is the conundrum our PC brigade haven`t yet come to grips with and meanwhile our vulnerable girls remain unprotected whilst we ponder this question.

  • SonoView

    Madam,

    We British get too hung up over the gender of bathrooms and changing rooms.

    Several years ago I attended a conference in a central European capital. I decided to partake of the facilities provided by the hotel, and entered the changing room of the sauna, a devise for sweating out the evil vapors of the night before.

    As I began to disrobe the door opened and a totally naked lady entered. She gazed at me coolly as I fumbled for my towel (never travel anywhere in the galaxy without a towel). I, assuming that I must have come at the wrong time or be in the wrong place, muttered my apologies and prepared to exit stage left. At which point the door opened again and a completely naked gentleman entered.

    It suddenly dawned on me that such mixed gender bathing was the custom of the natives.

    My next decision was whether to adapt to the local customs or to remain true to my nationality and enter the sauna while retaining my Stella McCartney designer Olympic swimming trunks. But, realising that they covered little of import, I didn’t bother and crept completely “au naturel” into the sauna where I was completely ignored by the assembled ladies and gentlemen. Except for one!

    The following day a lady of my acquaintance called across a crowded hall, “It was nice to see all of you yesterday”.

    Since then I have become decidedly European in my attitude to mixed gender facilities. But I remain undecided on the question of “confused gender” facilities.

    • bluedog

      One has always considered the etiquette of such nudism as potentially challenging. An orgy is one thing, but having to restrain one’s visible enthusiasm for an attractive woman one has never met could present an outstanding problem. However you clearly impressed in all regards, and one is left wondering if your story has a happy ending…

  • Inspector General

    Good Day to you, Mrs Proudie

    Well. Multiculturalism is certainly a hit with the British public, isn’t it. Of course, long held traditional British values will have to make way for this wonderful alternative way of life now lived here. You see, as it stands, our laws are somewhat out of kilter with today’s reality.

    With that in mind, parliament will debate some measures which will transform this country as the politicians would have it…

    First. The right of men in their twenties, thirties and forties to enjoy the company of underage concubines

    Second. The right to keep and trade in slaves

    Third. The right to mutilate your daughters genitals, but only if performed by a reputable surgeon in a state recognised hospital

    This will free up police resources and allow them to better monitor those dangerous Christians who have always stood in the way of progress.

    • Merchantman

      Well said, for that’s the New Truth that our gutless politicians are forcing on us. Mind the populus is gutless to allow it. My MP remains silent on all matters as far as I can tell, although he comes to church quintannually at electiontide to rally support.

  • David

    Thank you Mrs Proudie for another incomparable précis of the week’s madnesses.

  • dannybhoy

    “At least one would hope for police intervention, but these days it is not as certain as it was, for the constabulary dances to the beat of another drum (and I’m talking bongos). ”
    WhyAy! It’s much easier to nick law abiding white racists, than erm, the other sort.. Mustn’t hupset them at hany cost. Ho no!
    I know it’s true, I just can’t believe it. How could our nation still 80% ethnic white British, allow their young daughters to be beaten, drugged raped and prostituted in full view of the authorities??
    (I wonder if the Archdeacon has any sherry left…)

    • David

      Weren’t they from an orphanage, children’s home in squeamish modern parlance ? This probably means that they were not being cared for and protected, as if they were someone’s daughters. Doesn’t diminish in any way of course their individual value as human beings or the evil nature of the crimes committed against them.

      • Why do you consider “Children’s Home” to be a squeamish term?

        • David

          Because to my ears it sounds soft and cuddly whilst the simple noun “orphanage” is far more honest and informative.

          • Except these young people will not be orphans and will be in need of a home. So “orphanage” is neither honest nor informative. What does the word “home” mean to you? “Orphanage” is just an inaccurate term. The majority of children will have been placed in foster care (“substitute families”, in modern parlance). The young people in residential care will probably have had several placement breakdowns and/or will be out of control in a family setting.

      • dannybhoy

        That’s correct and Danny has had some experience of working with such who have not been loved, guided and protected. You can blame it on inadequate parenting or on a social system which insists people have the right to keep on having children, even though it’s obvious that they will be/are inadequate/uncaring parents.
        ‘Yuman Rights’ you see..
        Personally I blame a lot of these problems on an excess of Welfare Statism and the diminishment of personal responsibility and parental authority. All down to an interfering State. That’s why these girls become such easy targets for evil people.

        • ” … a social system which insists people have the right to keep on having children, even though it’s obvious that they will be/are inadequate/uncaring parents.”

          What are you suggesting? Forced sterilisation? Forced abortion? Removal at birth? What?

          • dannybhoy

            Does the right to happiness and a meaningful future of a child trump the rights of their uncaring, junkie parents to have them?
            The real answer is that the Church starts living up to its calling, and influencing society away from the fulfilment of selfish desires and back to accepting responsibility for their actions. Particularly when it comes to marriage and children.

          • But what practical solutions are you proposing?

          • jaundicedi

            Those who produce these unloved exploitable children without any thought as to their care and upbringing, do like immediate gratification. I am sure many would be willing to trade their future fertility for material goods, such as full body tattoo, free fast food, uncontaminated drugs and so spare future daughters pain and degradation, and the taxpayer the associated expenses of social services and the villainy of their delinquent brothers.

          • So eugenics, by any other name? How would you select such people? Who would you entrust this task to?

          • jaundicedi

            self selection : I certainly wouldn’t want anyone to do any selecting, perhaps a google ad and an app.

          • dannybhoy

            Well, I’ve mentioned before the idea of group living for dysfunctional families, with skilled support staff and counsellors who could enable struggling parents to become better parents..
            The wife and I know from personal experience that taking children into care can actually be counterproductive, because what the children want more than anything is to remain with their parents.
            So intensive intervention in the shape of support and counselling could allow families to stay together.If you can break the cycle of addiction/alcoholism/poor self image/lack of focus/parenting skills etc., you can help a family improve their cohesion and life chances.

          • In the seventies there were a number of such centres where families lived and this intervention was offered. They were expensive and incredibly difficult to access. There may still be one or two about. Skilled family therapy is a scarce resource too.

          • dannybhoy

            We worked in a facility for looked after abused children, and children who never knew their father, or were ‘bred’ for abuse.
            They nearly all had an insatiable need for attention -any kind of attention. And many wanted to be back with their parents despite the abuse. It’s that bonding thing Jack. It’s a part of our DNA.

    • Inspector General

      Now Now Danny. You know damn well that the British have a fine tradition of welcoming immi…no that’s not it. No, it’s this one. You know damn well that the British have a fine tradition of not arresting black racists if they can possibly help it, and they always seem to.

      • bluedog

        Indeed. If you are the mother of a black racist and complain loudly enough you can win a peerage.

        • Inspector General

          Do you mean the Lawrence murder. The black lad, not the Headmaster. From what one has read, the unfortunate victim was not a racist, or indeed of criminal inclination, but a rather decent sort. How can you say that then?

          • bluedog

            One bows as ever, Inspector, to your higher understanding of the matter.

          • Inspector General

            Can’t see where you’re going, old dog. Yes, his murder was appropriated by black racists in an attempt to prevent the police from enforcing the law of the land when it comes to disappointing behaviour by male members of same community, but the lad himself was not a militant. unless you have evidence otherwise…

          • len

            Ah,’ the old higher understanding,’ available to all at ones local.

          • bluedog

            Ice-cold in Alex.

    • Coniston

      ‘in full view of the authorities’ Because the authorities – police, social services and local councils – promptly turned their backs and closed their eyes.

  • IrishNeanderthal

    “. . . Now move along, there’s a good dinosaur.”

    When someone calls anyone a dinosaur, I recommend this riposte:

    “There are worse things than being extinct,” said the dinosaur sourly, “and one of them is being you.”

    The Human Being and the Dinosaur, by James Thurber

    • Jack knows someone who would heartily agree with that statement. A raphus cucullatus now hiding away on an island in the Indian Ocean.

  • Human depravity is not confined to one culture or ethnic group.

    UK family found guilty of enslaving homeless and disabled people

    Eleven members of a Lincolnshire family have been convicted of a series of modern slavery offences after forcing at least 18 victims – including homeless people and some with learning disabilities – to work for little or no pay and live in squalid conditions for up to 26 years.

    The members of the Rooney family, who were based on Traveller sites in Lincoln, targeted vulnerable people, including some with alcohol or drug addiction, and deliberately looked for potential captives on the streets, Nottingham crown court heard.

    The impact of the forced labour on the mental and physical health of the victims had been severe, prosecutors said, with some being malnourished, subjected to beatings and threatened. One of the victims was found to have been working for the family for 26 years.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/11/uk-family-found-guilty-of-enslaving-homeless-and-disabled-people

    • Inspector General

      How society has changed, Jack. Decades ago, the victims would not have been referred to as vulnerable. They would have been described as what they are. The feeble minded. They would have been sent to an asylum where they would also have worked for no or little pay, but for their board and lodging, albeit superior to what the gypsies were prepared to offer.

      Today. No one cares about them. Leave them to wander the street. Thanks to the belittling of Christianity in this country, you also lose simple Christian charity.

      • Jack much prefers referring to such folk as vulnerable, as opposed to “feeble minded”. The days of the workhouses are long gone. There are some folk who should live in sheltered communities where they are respected and can make a contribution through productive work which gives them dignity, rather than asylums. Ever been in one? If your not crazy when you enter, you will be when you leave – if you ever do. And there are some folk who require long-term psychiatric care and then proper planned aftercare. Each will have a different story but they do appear to have been neglected by what was once a Christian country. If these wicked bastards can spot them, then why not the authorities?

        • They’d have been better off and safer in a workhouse rather than being exploited by the gypsies.
          The trouble is we can’t afford to provide special sheltered communities.

          • The real question is how they ended up on the streets. There was a time when families and communities cared for their weak and vulnerable.

          • carl jacobs

            Are you kidding? How do drug addicts, and alcoholics wind up on the streets? They can’t take care of themselves and they systematically destroy their supporting relationships. In the US the mentally ill wind up on the streets by court order. They have the “right” to live that way.

            Some circumstances render people beyond help in the absence of institutionalization. What is a family supposed to do with a meth addict? Do you want him in the house? What is the community supposed to do with a meth addict except institutionalize him?

          • Linus

            In a paternalistic society, institutionalisation is the answer to every perceived ill.

            Don’t like how someone behaves? Lock him up and throw away the key then. Out of sight is out of mind.

            In a mature society, the individual’s right to do as he pleases must be respected. If that means he harms others, then you have grounds for locking him up. If not, and he just maunders along quietly doing no harm to anyone but himself, what right do you have to interfere?

            The real reason why you want to imprison everyone who won’t do what you tell them to do is twofold. Firstly, you’re the boss so everyone has to obey you. And secondly, you want your kingdom to be a tidy place with no drug addicts or vagrants cluttering up the sidewalks and offending your eyes and nostrils with their offensiveness.

            Unfortunately Stepford only exists in a couple of B-movies. And your imagination. It isn’t real. Not that this will stop you trying to make it real, of course.

            Good luck with that…

          • These slaves were not just alcoholics and drug addicts, were they? And why do some people become unmanageable and beyond the reach of assistance? As Jack said, each will have an individual life story. Why are those with learning difficulties on the streets?

          • carl jacobs

            Nicely elided.

            It’s hard to tell who was involved since the article was so buried in euphemisms. But people on the street generally fall into the three categories I mentioned: alcoholics, drug addicts, and the mentally ill. In the US, the mentally ill are on the street because they cannot legally be removed from the street unless they constitute a threat. Is that true in the UK?

            And why do some people become unmanageable and beyond the reach of assistance?

            Because they bake themselves with drugs and alcohol. Yes, everyone has a sad story somewhere. But sad stories aren’t causal. Neither are they exculpatory. People make choices. Choices have consequences.

          • Alcoholics and drug addicts are more often than not start off by “self medicating” for some background personality disorder or mental illness.
            These “choices” are not made with full understanding of the consequences and they are starting earlier. Early detection and treatment can make a difference, especially if picked up in adolescence or early adulthood. Once the addiction takes root it is nigh on impossible to assist unless there is cooperation and this is rarely forthcoming without a major crisis. That’s why many Christian charities work to befriend these folk and get to know them, their world, and their distorted and deeply ingrained patterns of thinking and behaving.

            Yes, it’s the same in Britain. Unless a person exhibits clear indications of delusional and/or psychotic symptoms and is judged to constitute no risk to themselves or others, they are at liberty to live the life they choose – including the decision to kill themselves.

          • carl jacobs

            Everyone has a sad story, Jack. That doesn’t excuse a pathological choice made in response. The victim of sexual abuse becomes an abuser. That’s a sad story. He is still going to prison.

          • These are not “sad stories”, Carl. That’s too dismissive. Pathological is the correct term to use too about these “choices”. They know right from wrong and are responsible for their actions. However, their moral compasses are out of kilter. Prison is the right place for sexual offenders where other children are safe and where perpetrators at least have an opportunity to pay for their crimes and also to reflect on them and, by the grace of God, an opportunity to repent.
            The oblivion of drugs and drink and the street are experienced by many victims of sexual abuse. They’re in prison too. Some abused children become prostitutes; some become addicts; some become mentally ill and/or develop personality disorders.

          • carl jacobs

            That’s the problem, Jack. You keep trying to attach the word “victim”. That designation is what I am resisting. It externalizes the culpability.

          • Does it externalise culpability? Jack is talking as a Christian – not a civil judge or military commander. Do you acknowledge there is a difference?
            Only God can judge human culpability. Remember these words: “I remitted all that debt of thine, thou wicked servant, at thy entreaty; was it not thy duty to have mercy on thy fellow servant, as I had mercy on thee?”
            Down the years Jack has met many men and women who have committed truly evil acts. However, he has only ever encountered one, possibly two, men who he would describe as evil.

          • carl jacobs

            Culpability is objective, Jack. It doesn’t change with perspective. Don’t say of the drug addict “It’s not his fault.” It is his fault. That’s where you have to begin. If you begin anywhere else, you’ll get it wrong.

          • Where has Jack said it’s not his “fault”? Jack is talking about culpability before God – not man. There but for the grace of God ….. and God is patient.

          • dannybhoy

            I would agree that addiction often ensues when the user has a lack of attachment (parental/siblings) leading to rejection, worthlessness, an inability to develop meaningful relationships and depression. My elder brother was one of these. Unfortunately intervention doesn’t come soon enough so that the person becomes ‘lost’ inside themselves -almost a distortion of their real selves.

          • “There are many things that can only be seen through eyes that have cried.”
            (Oscar Romero )

          • dannybhoy

            The saddest thing is when you realize all your efforts to help them have failed, and the one you love begins to disintegrate..

          • It’s heart breaking.
            Pope Francis recently said: “How many people continue today in a wayward life because they find no one willing to look at them in a different way, with the eyes — or better yet — with the heart of God, meaning with hope … Jesus sees the possibility of a resurrection even in those who have made so many wrong choices.”

          • dannybhoy

            I like that.

        • carl jacobs

          Vulnerable and feeble-minded aren’t synonyms.

          • len

            They are in Jacks world.

          • Welcome back, Carl. Good to see your English is improving.
            You’re right. A man with the intelligence of the Inspector could also be called feeble minded. Its modern usage doesn’t only apply to those having less than average intelligence. The more appropriate term for those with significantly impaired intelligence, caused by a mental disability or cognitive disorder, would be learning difficulties. Vulnerability is a generic term covering a wide spectrum of condition.

        • Linus

          I suspect the Inspector was born in a workhouse. It would explain a number of the features of his unusual psychological makeup.

          Or perhaps it was a “Mother and Baby Home”. Or a Magdalene Laundry, followed by an orphanage for the unadoptable.

          Who can tell?

          • dannybhoy

            God’s loving grace knows no bounds Linus. I do believe you too will find this out for yourself one day.

            ‘To God be the glory, great things He hath done;
            So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
            Who yielded His life, an atonement for sin,
            And opened the lifegate, that all may go in.

            O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
            To every believer, the promise of God;
            The vilest offender who truly believes,
            That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

            Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,
            And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
            But purer, and higher, and greater will be
            Our wonder, our transport1, when Jesus we see!

            Refrain:
            Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
            Let the earth hear His voice!
            Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
            Let the people rejoice!
            O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
            And give Him the glory, great things He hath done!’

            —Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915)

          • Linus

            One of the greatest paradoxes in Christianity is the sheer ugliness and banality of modern Christian art compared to the sentiments it tries – but so signally fails – to convey.

            Every peaches-and-cream plaster virgin, every flat and uninspired hymn, every formulaic and strained gospel chant, every animatronic statuette of Jesus with a blinking red LED on its chest in a shop window in Lourdes or Fátima all say the same thing: only the least creative and least appreciative of beauty and subtlety among us are Christians.

            By their fruit shall ye know them, indeed. By their pedestrian, uninspired, amateur efforts to produce things of beauty. By the dull and embarrassingly incompetent works of “art” that leave you wondering exactly what happened to all that “divine inspiration” that used to suffuse Christian art in ages past. Where did it go? Why has it been replaced with such ugliness?

            The Enlightenment killed the outward expression of Christian sentiment as a thing of beauty. Why? Perhaps because the most sensitive and intelligent among us are smart enough to see through the lies and false promises of a religion that for earlier ages was an autonomic response to ignorance and fear.

          • Inspector General

            “unusual psychological makeup”

            Please, Linus. Superior intellect. If you would…

          • Linus

            Superior to what? The intellect of an amoeba?

            I’m not convinced. I’ve never yet met a racist, misogynist, homophobic amoeba.

          • Inspector General

            You are fascinatingly asocial. A real genuine case study.

      • Dreary Steeple

        Inspector this might interest you, I read her statement and in trying to work out who’s who in the her family is all very confusing, but that’s probably what their agenda is all about.
        https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/homosexual-activist-admits-true-purpose-of-battle-is-to-destroy-marriage/#.WZAWEK4JJKk.twitter

        • Inspector General

          Yes, it does interest. Shortly after SSM was given the Queen’s consent, they were discussing on PN the problem that the polyamorous were excluded. In a rare demonstration of common sense, it was agreed that these precious people probably couldn’t be accommodated, but the worst of the commentators demanded that the government look into the problem to see if something could be done for them…

          • Dreary Steeple

            The biggest cheer leaders for SSM according to Mark Steyn has been the left the very same people that has tried to destroy the institution of marriage over the last 40 years, not too hard to figure out their road map.

  • Anton

    In one province of Canada (where the premier is, purely coincidentally, a lesbian), you now can have your children taken away from you for teaching them that they are boys and girls if they insist that they are the other:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/06/new-ontario-law-enables-govt-to-seize-children-from-parents-opposing-gender-transition/

    • David

      Yes Canada under Trudeau seems to be at the cutting edge of the madness.

  • Father David

    Ma’am, I wonder if you have had a reply yet to your missive to Mr. Kim Jong-un, telling him off for being “a very naughty boy?” It is indeed a most anxious state of affairs and I wonder who will blink first Kim or The Donald?
    It is, in fact, so worrying that on Friday I made my very first visit to the Panacea Society (now, alas, a museum rather than an active movement) in Bedford, to their delightful Headquarters which, as you know, encompass the original Garden of Eden. The Panacea Society’s Trustees, as you also know, are the Guardians of Joanna Southcott’s Box of Prophecies which can only be opened in the presence of 24 Church of England bishops. Surely, now with the threat of nuclear war hanging over us is the right time to, as the audience on Take Your Pick used to shout out, “OPEN THE BOX”. Dear Octavia (aka Mabel Barltrop aka Daughter of God) tried her hardest to assemble the Anglican Divines but sadly failed. I am sure that you, dear lady, have more clout with the episcopate that Mabel had. I am relying upon you to do the right thing. I’m sure that Bishop Proudie will be the first to stick his hand up and volunteer. Surely both you and he can persuade 23 other Diocesans to do likewise? The future safety of the planet depends upon it. Otherwise alas, I think there may well be another war as I was passing Vera Lynn’s house the other day and she was gargling!

    • bluedog

      Lawks-a-mercy, and was it possible to see the outline of Dame Vera watching the closing scenes of Dr Strangelove on her magic lantern?

      One suspects this one will run and run. The longer The Donald keeps the world’s attention on Kim and the DPRK, the less time there is to think about the Russian assistance to the Trump presidential campaign. Indeed, it would seem almost traitorous to raise the topic while the President is locked in Kung-foo fighting with both China and DPRK. With one bound The Donald may yet be free.

  • len

    Does one sense that the world is becoming more evil as time progresses, or has it always been so?
    I have this theory that this world started off perfect and the people in it were perfect but as time”progressed’ things have got progressively worse.Evolution in reverse in fact.
    OK, so material things have progressed, we have electricity, washing machines, cars ,planes and atomic bombs. So we can do things more efficiently now, even killing each other.
    But has mankind progressed ,or has man having rejected his Creator, running wild and without restraint become author of his own demise.?

    • Anton

      More humans = more sin. Simple.

    • Maxine Schell

      When Christians turn the other cheek to give the enemy a better angle for beheading… one wonders at the wisdom of that advise…

      • Inspector General

        Turning the other cheek should be considered in the context of the temperament of the people Christ was among. Excitable types that would kill their next door neighbour if the borrowed lawnmower wasn’t returned. That kind of thing.

      • len

        It came straight from the top.

      • Anna055

        Meant for the person being hit ….. Jesus said some pretty direct things to the authorities and to individuals too.

  • “…in these progressive times public conveniences should be unrestricted and open to everyone, even the French!” In the heart of darkness they have steered the good ship Britannia, Madam! The horror! The horror! Perhaps if you built some pissoirs for the Gallic fellows…they can’t help themselves, it’s all that red plonk they quaff endlessly.

    And thank you for your effective epistle to Kim Junk Gangnam Boy; very churlish of Mr Trump not to give you a hat-tip, much less proper credit!