Tuesday, December 24, 2002


Several people have written in to say that I should not blame President Bush for the moronic Gestapo that he has inflicted on the American public in the name of �security�. They seem to have forgotten where the buck stops.

I do not particularly blame the low-paid front-line workers who initiate these abuses. I blame their supervisors and superiors who should know better and who should proceed immediately to an apology for the excesses of their workers. They do not. They treat innocent people as criminals. And they do it time and time and time again. And the victim never has any effective redress. It is a Police-State system and I think that there is no doubt that the President is responsible for the system



There has been a lot of rage in the blogosphere about the ban on Xmas paraphenalia in British Red Cross shops. Now I would never donate to the Red Cross because of their tradition of Antisemitism but I think that their explanation of this one is reasonable. See here.

By the way, even though I am an atheist, I love Xmas, Xmas carols and Xmas day. Christmas symbols certainly do not �offend� me one bit. I will probably in fact attend the 9.30am divine service at Brisbane�s marvellous St John�s Anglican Cathedral on Xmas day because I love the old hymns and other Xmas music. And the Anglicans have always known how to put on a good show: Big ecclesiastical processions with lots of shiny stuff, tastefully magnificent vestments, smells and bells, anodyne sermons, Anglican chant etc. Great stuff!

(But the Greek and Russian Orthodox churches have the best hats!)



That most of the media are Left-leaning is pretty obvious to anyone who cares to think about it. That most of the media are also pro-Green is less obvious because not many people have easy access to the original scientific reports and statistics that disprove Greenie claims. This article shows that even minimal access to such information is sufficient to disprove the global warming nonsense we get every day from the media.



�Do as I say, not as I do� is a motto that could have been designed expressly for Leftists. The State Library of Massachusetts describes one William Bulger as follows:

�Former President of the State Senate William Bulger's memoir contains many stories of life in the political trenches. Bulger, now President of The University of Massachusetts has been a strong force in Democratic politics since the 1960s�

Yet this stalwart of the Democrats is at the moment deliberately protecting a brother of his who is a gangster wanted for many murders. Foolish old Trent Lott just had to say a few silly words to lose his position. But Lott was a Republican. A Democrat can protect murderers and still remain an idol of his party!

But from Robespierre through Stalin to Pol Pot, murder has never bothered Leftists, of course. Isn�t it wonderful to be so �caring�? As a certain wise man once said: �By their fruits shall ye know them�.

Jeff Jacoby has more,



Medpundit tells of a $250.00 jar of skin cream being promoted on the basis of pseudoscientific claims and comments:

�And $250? If that were a prescription skin cream, there would be cries of outrage. Funny that we're willing to pay more for unproven therapies than we are for proven therapies.�

Funny?? Moronic!



For once Chris Brand seems to have the strength on his side -- the British Prime Minister, no less! See yesterday�s postings here



Steve Sailer has a good point. He says that there is no overall equality or inequality between blacks and whites, only differences, and deplores the Leftist habit of denying that any differences exist:

We must finally take seriously the value of diversity. The first step is to drop the fashionable but Orwellian habit of saying "diversity" when we mean "sameness." To pretend that all groups have all the same talents to all the same degree is the antithesis of truly celebrating diversity.



Here are some examples of how the law is so often an ass. The examples are Australian ones but I am sure that similar crazy judgments are handed down all the time in Britain and in the USA too. It is because of examples such as these that I support the recent British moves to weaken the hoary legal doctrines that have led to this sort of injustice in the past.


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