I like it when a normal sensible women also criticises the warped leftie mentality of feminism and its social justice warrior mindset. Men are ‘privileged’ really? Most men are out there busting their balls paying for the mortgage and trying to hold their marriage together. After 20 years or less the wife turns around and declares she wants a divorce, oh! and she also wants the house and the car etc, (and they say all men are entitled??) and forget trying to get access to seeing your kids. She will have the full force of the courts behind her, why? because she is a ‘caring mother’, and you? well you as a man are seen in the eye’s of the law as just a male walking ATM cash machine. But its all about equality, right? Anyway I think alot of men would like to thank Christina Hoff Sommers for showing and exposing the heavily feminist one sided argument and how men have become virtually demonised in the media. As she is a woman her criticisms carry far more weight. If a man criticise’s feminism well of course he is a portrayed as a misogynist bla, bla, bla. But I think the tide is turning, men have just had enough of the PC judgemental hypocrisy coming from the so called 3rd wave feminist movement, and men are being much more vocal in the opposition to it. Meanwhile divorce rates are going to go up through the roof as marriages and families are dragged through the divorce courts. Some of the talk I hear from feminists online on twitter, they are not looking for any kind of gender equality, far from it, they want to subjugate men into a grovelling state of submission. Well bring it on femnazi’s!
Interesting question, is Obama as USA President and his White House staff anti British, because its certainly starting to feel that way recently in the media. The so called ‘special relationship’ is starting to feel very strained especially on the contentious topic of Brexit. 1st Obama makes some very harsh rhetoric stating the UK will be cast adrift by the USA concerning bilateral trade if the UK decides to leave the EU after a EU referendum. This is pretty strong stuff, no diplomatic oh! lets sugar coat the pill for the British, this is Obama telling the UK in no unconcern terms – DON’T rock the EU boat and blatant scaremongering So why is this happening, why is the Obama White House so rattled and annoyed?
The UK is a big trading nation, ranked 5th in the world, we do an immense amount of both imports and exports to the USA across the Atlantic in trade. Is President Obama really going to abandon all that bilateral precious trade and pull the plug? its so absurd, its almost a parody.So why all the bluster and harsh rhetoric coming out of the White House. Is Uncle Sam really willing to turn its back on the UK in our many varied aspects of world trade, I don’t think so, and its so ridiculous as Nigel Farage as stated in the media. So whats this USA beef all about. Its now been revealed that USA trade representative Michael Froman @ Obama’s close friend has worked for the EU Commission in the past, well what a surprise? plus even more recently its also now been revealed his wife also worked for the EU. Obama is making a big mistake in calculating the mood of the British people over the whole EU referendum and Brexit affair, the EU OUT camp grows bigger and stronger almost daily.
I am starting to think Obama as some deep seated issues with the British. Is he dragging around some hang ups from his Kenyan family roots? some colonial angst guilt about his personal roots. Brexit is a very hot contentious topic in the UK right now, even the UK CBI has been involved in dirty tricks to manipulate the debate for the IN camp, many people now feel the EU and Brussels has become far too powerful and over bearing. Many UK citizens want their powers returned to our own legal courts and our own parliament out of the hands of petty eurocrats dictating and enforcing EU regulations towards the UK. How all this Obama thinks concerns him is beyond me. Brexit concerns the future of the UK and its citizens upmost and foremost, not Uncle Sam. If the UK leaves the EU, the UK will still trade with the world and the USA, the sky will not fall down on our heads etc, as Brussels eurocrats like to scaremonger everyone into believing.
Then he gets his trade representative Michael Froman @ to weight in on the Brexit debate. The USA will not seek a bilateral trade agreement with the UK if the UK leaves the EU via a EUreferendum, really, again totally bizarre? The USA has bilateral trade agreements with China, Australia, Oman, Brazil, I could go on but its a long list. So seriously Obama and Michael Froman will ignore and shun a bilateral trade deal deal with the UK over a Brexit. Oh! wait these two men will not even be in power in 15 months, when Brexit occurs they will be outside the White House no longer in office. Obama will be charging $100,000 for his dinner speeches on the speech circuit and writing his memoirs. Michael Froman will most likely return to Harvard or Princeton as a honoury Ivy League professor and bore all his students to death. So in essence their present day harsh rhetoric is totally meaningless.
Bottom line is many Brits do not want any more encroaching creeping powers of the EU slowing chipping away at our own national sovereignty and democracy, its just that simple. Many top economists believe the UK economy can thrive and prosper if a Brexit occurred. As a lawyer if Mr. Obama finds that hard to understand, well frankly thats his problem not ours. The EU started out as a sort of loose trade confederation but it has morphed into this bureaucratic monster that demands ever more and more power from national parliaments, plus it has a thinly veiled socialist mantra and ethos of ever higher taxes and more and more endless regulation. We British believe in lower taxes, less bureaucracy, and open free trade, and it seems to us in the UK that what the EU wants is the exact opposite. Well then maybe its time for us to part company, we will still trade with all Europe nations of course but no more EU directives from Brussels and no more ECHR court rulings from Strasbourg. Its time for the UK to rejoin the Anglosphere and trade freely in a global world including our American cousins across the Atlantic just minus your present incumbent President Obama.
Instead of doing just one long blogpost I decided to do three or four short examples of the never ending and expanding feminist mindset or group think that is infecting and creeping into all out daily lifes.
A UK Labour MP decides to laugh at the mere suggestion of a ‘Mens Day’. Womens day is very PC, we all have to swallow all the feminist group think, but a Mens Day is ridiculed by feminist Jess Philips MP @ at a House of Commons back benchers hearing.
Male suicide rates are going through the roof, divorced fathers are ostracised from their children by vindictive mothers and assisted by a heavily female biased family court system in the UK, the feminisation of our education system in schools is failing boys dramatically. But Jess Philips MP thinks this is all just a big joke when proposed by Philip Davies MP @ here on House of Commons video and she laughs. She should be ashamed of herself as a elected MP, This is the pervading group think with feminists like Jess Philips MP @, men are now treated as 2nd class citizens by PC politicians, the media, academics, and many journalists.
3rd wave feminism as created a complete new victim culture wthin our society, everything is an offence, women are offended by everything and anything especially if it is male and white. God help any young male student stepping onto a college or university campus and that applies to both sides of the Atlantic.
The USA Title IX draconian self regulating campus quasi court system as thrown away any form of ‘due process’ of sexual allegations’ made. Its now a academic matra of guilty, guilty, guilty, regardless of any solid facts or hard evidence put forward for proper examination. The mere allegation is enough to ruin a young mans life on campus and he is expelled without being able to defend himself. That vindictive slur, that false sexual allegation does not go away, its on his record for life. Young men are now seeking proper legal process by suing their colleges and universities for blatant neglect of their proper legal rights. This I fear will only increase as more and more men will sue through the courts.
It has become so bad, so biased towards male students especially in the USA that there are mens rights groups now handing out information to male students to be aware of their legal rights, or total lack of them on campus. A example below – Consent is now so mind boggling complex and vague, anything now is considered sexual assault even just kissing or flirting. Many men are now advised to DATE OFF CAMPUS to avoid the persecution by the whole Title IX system.
Femnazi is a tern or expression many people may think is exaggerated, think again. There is a UK feminist journalist Julie Burchill @ that openly advocates that all men should be held in prison camps, YES – PRISON CAMPS. But feminism constantly talks about ‘equality; right??
Don’t be fooled, feminism is a corrupt ideology that its ultimate aim is to destroy any and all gender identity and introduce strict censorship laws on the internet. Mean while the liberal media does nothing to expose Julie Burchill @ sick feminist ideology, WHY? Just imagine for one moment if a man wrote all women should be held in prison camps, I think you can imagine the response, the media backlash. A woman writes it and the media does not even bat an eyelid. But remind me again, feminism is all about equality?
I mentioned feminists wish to censor the internet, again many people not familiar with the feminist mindset will think that statement is an exaggeration. You see feminists feed on our apathy, our lack of concern, our mental laziness to just let things slide until its all too late. There is a man in Toronto, Canada right now that is facing a possible prison sentence for 6 months just for disagreeing with feminists online on twitter.
Court judges seem to be incredibility gullible when a demure women stands in front of them, Vagina – weak, vulnerable, Penis – nasty, bad. Three radfem feminists played the ‘harassment card’, we are victims, even though all the twitter recorded tweets where proven to be no more offensive then a healthy if not heated online debate..Gregory Elloitt @ is now facing a possible 6 months in jail for just disagreeing with 3 feminists. This is censorship of free speech dressed up as 3 women claiming ‘harassment’ and the Canadian police falling for it all, hook, line and sinker. Is this the future,, any women that gets offended by remarks online calls the police and men are thrown in prison for just expressing a different opinion because its not PC and conformist.to the feminist thought police.
So thats just 4 examples of how feminism is creeping away, stripping men of their fundamental rights of liberty and free speech. But to listen to the mainstream media women are suffering because the office air conditioning is too low, or men sit next to them on public transport with their legs too wide apart. Men have just had enough of all this biased one sided debate in feminism, the male pushback begins NOW! Feminism is openly rampant within all aspects of our academia and universities and certainly most (though not all) journalists are pro feminist, so the media remains extremely biased and negative towards the portrayal men.
One thing you can guarantee is politicians will never fail to disappoint you, and they do it in spades. The Tories moaned and complained endlessly about the ‘biased BBC’ when they where in the last coalition govt with the LibDems. Some what fettered by the coalition they lacked the real power to do anything, understandable. Fast forward to the last UK elections, Tories get a small majority and are now in govt all by themselves, happy days you would think – wrong!
Cameron selects real political bruiser to take on the BBC, a pitbull, a real rottweiler, take a sharp intake of breath for some radical reforms of the BBC. End result out stumbles a small cuddly puppy called @ John Whittingdale secretary for culture, media etc. Not so much as a growl more like big sad puppy eyes and can I lick your nose and play with some string. What does he pull out of his ministerial bag, lots of soppy watered down proposals for the BBC. These are hardly bold or radical, just tweaking the BBC alittle here and there. John Whittingdale at the behest of PM Cameron has completely caved into the BBC, its just that simple. The BBC waste’s money by the truckload, is well documented in the media.
The BBC will not survive in the digital age if it does not face up to its massive waste and over spending. Tony Hall keeps talking about a ‘BBC transformation’ but turkeys don’t vote for Christmas do they. The Tories have failed to challenge the BBC, timid and lacking in resolve they have cowered to the BBC demands. It has to be said Nigel Farage would have been much bolder towards the BBC, the Tories are lost sight of their free market beliefs. Are you listening Mr Cameron? you could have implemented these changes. What’s the point of having power if you just sit on your hands? There are 165,00 signatures and growing to end the BBC, but what’s the point if politicians and govt just ignore these online petitions as they do?
The free over 75s Licence fee is some what of a smoke screen. Tony Hall gets a cosy letter from George Osborne ( how to con the viewers). Firstly the BBC is not paying for the ‘free’ over 75s Licence Fee’s, we are with the new £10 increase. But the real hidden agenda is TV catch up, its well known that its been a real thorn in the side of the BBC as its been haemorrhaging money via people watching for free via iPlayer and other forms of catch up. Bottom line is the BBC as, and is losing money with this legal loophole of people not watching ‘live’ content but catch up content.
The BBC cannot control the internet, just like all other media. Here is a copy of the John Wittingdale’s statement declaring in future the BBC is going to INCLUDE all forms of content live and catch up. That will include any form of TV catch up on tablet, laptop, mobile, within the remit of the BBC Licence.
To add insult to injury we then have to watch the BBC interview the BBC, in essence the BBC is interviewing itself, its complete vomitsville! Viewers? what viewers, where are they? BBC knows best, keep the plebs out., they will just say nasty things about us. Here is BBC2 newsnight chatting with Danny Cohen (a paid BBC employee, salary £320,000) telling us all how great he thinks the BBC is? Well he would say that earning that kind of cash ££££, he is hardly going to declare – Oh I think the BBC is really crap and it wastes truckloads of our cash, he would be out of his well paid job.
The BBC says it is cutting 1,000 jobs, trimming the fat, the BBC is still a vast organisation employing 19,000 people. Tony Hall says the BBC Licence Fee will last another 10 years? he is hoping, the clock is ticking Tony, The BBC throws our Licence Fee money around like a drunk at a wedding. Drink up everyone, those gullible UK TV tax payers are footing the bill, cheers! Tony Hall is paid £450,000, thats 3 x more than the Prime Minister of the UK. The BBC may be liked around the world but is unpopular in the UK with its arrogance, wastefulness, and leftie arty farty liberal bias, Well its not over yet, there is going to be a colossal blacklash now both towards the bloated BBC and also the Tories for cosying up together.
Cameron had better listen to the voters who put him in Number 10, we can just as easily kick his arse OUT again! Get rid of the puppy and get a real pitbull to take on the bloated BBC? I will be blogging more on this contentious issue in the months ahead.
I cannot confess to know a great deal about Dutch politics being in the UK. Most Brits are still confused whether to actually call the country Holland or the Netherlands? The only Dutch political party I have ever heard of is the D66 party, its a liberal centre party with a popular visible presence on twitter.. Like most European countries the Netherlands as a broad spectrum of political parties like the Christian Democrats CDA (centre right) and socialists parties on the left. There are many more parties of different political shades here if you wish to familiarise yourself more with all Dutch political parties There as always been a loose bond between Netherlands and the UK, both are countries which are proponents of enlightened democracies and free trading nations. Something like 85% of Dutch people speak English, the highest percentage in Europe, which never ceases to is amaze me when ever I visit the Netherlands.
But the whole of Europe, like the Netherlands is going through a type of deep cultural crisis and change. Europe since the 1960’s and the 1970’s as had decades of corrective thinking, multiculturalism, gender studies, all this as emanated from the European academic left and the political left. To criticise those decades of ingrained ideology at that time you would be quickly labelled a ignorant racist etc. Europe had become so PC, so politically correct, everyone was afraid of expressing any real or true opinions due to looking out of step with long established accepted ideals.
Now there as been a definite and perceptible mood swing in the opposite direction, people are starting to question this fuzzy warm socialist way of accepting facts that everything in this world must be equal, by order of some government body full of left leaning academics. The pervading and growing threat of Islamic fundamentalists as woken many people up from their politically correct multicultural slumbers. Example – There are now thousands of mosques right across Europe, but there as not been one single church built in Saudi Arabia. Europeans are starting to question their easy going liberal beliefs. One man, a Dutch man stepped right up to the plate and spoke about the growing threat of radical Islam, the elephant in the room that everyone was so nervous to discuss, the growing threat of Islam in Europe.
Many elite politicians, journalists, academics, all tactfully avoided the subject for fear of offending the decades of politically correct dogma that we have all been spoon fed on for so long. The one man who spoke up and is still speaking out, is Geert Wilders of the PVV Dutch party. He is out spoken and clearly states what he believes in, and in a age of clone politicians all being media managed, well its a breath of fresh air to the stifling and suffocating atmosphere of the the modern PC world we all now live in. The EU in Brussels is in a sort of semi state of panic as they now have labelled any out spoken political parties in Europe as ‘populist’, but isn’t that what democracy is supposed to be all about. Maybe Brussels as forgotten that simple democratic principle, when you stop listening to your citizens and your voters, well maybe its time for all the over paid eurocrats and the Brussels professional career politicians to go, just depart and leave their political office’s ASAP. Europe now needs a new direction, in a new world.
A insightful blogpost with good analysis into the changing world of open and free trade within the Anglosphere in relation to the UK. Time for the UK to leave the clutches of the restrictive EU and rekindle past historic links around the world as well as with new emerging ones. Its almost as if the UK feels like its experiencing a re-awakening, like a snake shedding its skin, no more historical guilt angst and socialist dogma that we as a nation have been systematically spoon fed since the 1960’s from Labour and the left
The UK as always been a free trading trading nation, so lets return to our old traits and fully rejoin the Anglosphere, to trade freely and leave behind the European semi socialism and dirigiste thinking that the French seem to love so much.
I have never heard of Rand Paul, but I have now. I was just trawling through US politics on youtube and discovered this Republicam White House contender just by accident. This the kind of person I would be inspired to vote for, and I am not even a USA citizen, I am from across the pond in the UK. This is a person that his kind of political vision and ideals that may appeal to US conservative voters would, but would resonant easily with Conservative;s right across the the Anglosphere. People are hungry for politicians to have some kind of conviction, yes you have to widen your appeal to attract voters from the middle ground, but at least don’t be ashamed or afraid to declare what you actually believe me. Who wants to listen to a clone politician, no one, certainly not me.
Small govt, less red tape, more enterprise, more free trade, well yes I heard you say we all Conservatives say this standing at a election podium trying their best to inpress and to get elected.. What I like about Rand Paul is that he says it in a libertarian sort of way and in his laid back manner, but with a keen sense of common sense economics, promising to shrink and cut the bloated US public sector debt. I am sure he will declare that he is running for the White House some time soon. Interesting how himself and Ted Cruz will compete? who is going to become the Republican nominee or possibly just eventuallythey will both agree to amalgamate into a running pair, who knows.
Certainly keep a eye on Rand Paul. I only wish we had a Rand Paul type politician in the UK in our own up coming general election in May this year 2015. We are trying to keep out the socialists Labour and the SNP (Scottish Nationalist Party) parties out of Number 10. Well I will certainly watch out for Rand Paul’s political progress, hope he runs, fairly sure he will declare his intentions soon.
A sneak peak across the pond into Congress politics and elections. Seems that the liberals / progressives (Democrats) want to lower the voting age to 16 and also make voting completely compulsory. Voter ID is something of a hot topic in the USA and is very much discussed, and is very different to the UK. In the UK people just stroll in with your voting registration card on voting day and that’s about.it or vote by mail. In the USA if you don’t have your correct voting ID, you miss your chance to vote. Voting fraud and race politics seem to be a sensitive topic on matters of voter ID in the USA. Its common knowledge most black voters vote Democrat, though not all, but the vast the majority do, which some how the Democrats try to portray the voter ID subject as a race issue.
As for compulsory or mandatory voting, well now that is a big, massive change. The USA as a large population, mandatory voting to become compulsory, so how would that actually work? what failure to vote would result in some kind of penalty. Getting the whole country out to vote on a single day as it would be mandatory, well that could become a major headache to enforce. Anyway more interesting to hear more about the new Republican contender Ted Cruz declaring he is now running for the White House. Obama as had a rather lacklustre presidency, people expected great things from him, and its turned out, well its all been rather dull. Though to be fair the republicans hold both the Senate and the House, making life extremely difficult for him to pass legislation. Well that’s all for now on USA politics, just a short post, I will be posting more on USA and Capitol Hill politics, but from from a UK perspective, also it makes a interesting change from writing just about UK and EU politics. It would be a major shift to the right in American politics if the Republicans held onto both the Senate and the House and took also control of the White House? Who knows, time will tell.