The clerk thinks that what he says or writes is of eternal significance. It is not. People can vote with their feet. People do vote with their feet. As there are more forms of entertainment, the old models become... outmoded. Telling those who leave they are stupid, leads to you being ignored. Sure. Of course. … Continue reading The death spiral of the clerk. [Kipple]
A few things have happened over the last couple of days, while I've been distracted. Firstly, the Muslims have over reacted. They have killed children, girls. The visceral hatred of the English should not ever be discounted. Yes, they have been asleep. Yes they are untrained and unfit. But they practiced being bloodyminded on the … Continue reading The crisis is upon us.
Scott left the evangelical church and went East to Orthodoxy. He is not the first: he had some help in that his family emigrated from a historically orthodox part of the world. He is now finding what I find: the temptation to signal virtue exists in all churches. The Orthodox bloggers can't handle alcohol, or … Continue reading The repair beyond breaking.
Et Dona Ferentes 1896 In extended observation of the ways and works of man, From the Four-mile Radius roughly to the Plains of Hindustan: I have drunk with mixed assemblies, seen the racial ruction rise, And the men of half Creation damning half Creation's eyes. I have watched them in their tantrums, all that Pentecostal … Continue reading A polite Kipple
VP cited this woman. From her thesis, which is as good an example of how modern feminists have moved to what Popper would have called a total theory. Nothing can contradict their ideology: all will be made to fit, and it cannot be tested, as there is no way to make predictions which are falsifiable. … Continue reading Feminist poststructuralist copybook headings, Kippled.
The Daily Mail reports that Donald Tusk, one of the presidents of the European Union, said this. Regardless of magic spells, this means a de facto will to radically loosen relations with the EU, something that goes by the name of “hard Brexit”. ‘This scenario will in the first instance be painful for Britons. In … Continue reading Tusk the stranger : Brexit and a Kipple.
The Old Men This is our lot if we live so long and labour unto the end – Then we outlive the impatient years and the much too patient friend: And because we know we have breath in our mouth and think we have thoughts enough in our head, We shall assume that we are … Continue reading Old Kipple
Chris Muir's Dad just died, and his last series of cartoons are about this. And when John Ringo reminded me of the poem all soldiers should know, then... The Young British Soldier When the 'arf-made recruity goes out to the East 'E acts like a babe an' 'e drinks like a beast, An' 'e wonders … Continue reading Kipple for Chris.
I don't watch the news on TV. I tend to look at the paper electronically -- local in the morning and the US/UK in the evening -- and skim the headlines. The two magazines I buy are weekly. For I worry enough. Now worry is not a sin, nor is wanting to serve. Martha is … Continue reading The unfairness of Christ [Luke 10]
There is an endgame for social democracy. As Margaret Thatcher said: socialism endeth when you run out of other people's money. And that will not look good. Sadly, for the beneficiaries and the benefactors (more accurately, parasites and producers), this system cannot last. For there are some Malthusian mathematical limits inherent into this system. What … Continue reading The social democratic experiment is over. [Quotage]