Sunday, 27 September 2020

Why Centrists Can't Win The Woke Wars


In the war of woke there's a particular brand of dissent which seems at times to be almost as overwhelming as the wokies themselves, whether the YouTube algorithm or Sky news the system endorses a brand of centrism as the chosen anti-dote to the excesses of the Social Justice left. This is nothing new to people in my circles but I often find that criticism of these so-called ''Gatekeepers'' descends into simply calling this or that group or individual who promotes these ideas as a gatekeeper or shill. 

 Most of the people watching this video will be aware of who I mean because their content is usually promoted heavily here on YouTube, but over the last year or so the faction within this centrist set that I've paid most attention to, and the one which I think is now dominating, is Spiked Online. 

Sunday, 20 September 2020

Britain's Got Talent Factor




All of us are lying in the gutter, but some of us are dreaming of a three legged dog on a skateboard. 

A few years back on a blog post about Britain's Got Talent I noted:

The most insidious aspect of BGT is difficult to pin down, it's hard to hate a show which wants you to hate it and revels in its own imbecility, there's nothing to land a punch on, it's like fighting a cloud of gas. In the second episode a smash hit was a soprano singing 16 year old girl from Malta called Amy:

She and her voice, the music, the whole package are quite lovely. Most people watching will very rarely, if ever, be exposed to such music. So why then should far right traditionalist fascist type such as me be complaining about it?

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

The Ballad Of Terry Bell


In my new video I analyze a conversation I recently had with an old grafter who decided the new, soul destroying service sector, was worse than living in poverty...

Monday, 7 September 2020