Friday, March 09, 2007

Prominent Posts

Peter Briffa with the last word on Patrick Mercer, sacked for what the Indie calls an 'attack on black soldiers'.

Patrick Mercer: racist, quasi-racist, semi-racist, paleo-racist, or was he simply exhibiting the dark underbelly of racism that lurks beneath the surface of the Tory Party, and which David Cameron is doing so much - yet not enough - to eradicate ?

Wat Tyler on our new idiot Lord Chief Justice - a worthy successor to Lord Woolf.

We don't care if the jails do fill up with geriatric lifers. After all, the top judicial benches already are.

I wrote a while back on how the left were taxpayer-subsidised :

All over the country there are 'funding streams' washing about. Most start at the Home Office and EU, and meander through swamps of bureaucracy before ending up in some sociology grad's budget.

Scott Burgess and his little helpers are doing some sterling work on this. By one, by two, by three - the asylum industry (white liberal employment division), the Arts Council, and Camden Council.

Back Again

Apologies for the lack of posts - in such a busy news week too. My youngest son is in plaster and on crutches with a sports injury and I'm ferrying him to school, arriving late at work, leaving late - and work is busy. Eleven o'clock soon comes round - and I'm too tired to blog, though I managed a B-BBC post and a few comments here and there.

Got a story to read now to my darling. Back later. Take a look at Unenlightened Commentary.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Robert Heinlein On Socialisation

I read a lot of science fiction in my youth - starting with Asimov and Brian Aldiss, whose Hothouse fascinated me. Never really got into Heinlein - not being interested in intergalactic battle-cruisers and space warfare, preferring stories where 'universal' and timeless human characteristics were refracted, viewed at a different angle, so to speak, by some futuristic social setting.

At BNPAndMe, a report on a criminal act and a long quote from Heinlein's Starship Troopers. The criminal tale is depressingly familiar, the quote ? I'm not sure I'd go for Mr Dubois philosophy entire of itself, but I've always liked novels (1984 and Brave New World leap to mind) where the refraction illuminates a truth, or even a part of a truth, of today's world - as viewed from a future one.

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