As someone who was glad the communists were defeated in the cold war and thought it was all over in the 90s…….. How naive…
thought I would post this; in usa thread people were wondering about the lefties in the usa.
Well the cold war was only 1 chapter, the war continued in western countries and it has been lost!!
India/Hindus better ensure they win on their own lands.
Peter Hitchens talks about his Obituary for Britain.
I think europe is also done for, do not know about usa.. at least they all have guns…
IT IS LONG BECAUSE I HAVE INCLUDE A ROUGH TRANSCRIPT
Peter Hitchens: The British Revolution WAS Televised (but few realized...)"This is the really ridiculous thing about the modern West, we live in post revolutionary societies and in most cases we don't even realize the revolution's taken placehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KcUZFkj-mE
whole idea of following someone is repugnant to me,
as to why people follow me you have to ask them
in liverpool had to speak in the open air because I could not find anywhere in the university
where I was allowed to speak
portsmouth university refused and they said since I was not acceptable that week might I come back another week; NO
Jonathan Swift rule applies you cant reason a man out of a position he wasnt reasoned into in the first place. Most people dont hold positions on reason they hold for protective coloration or what they were brought up with or what they saw on television. You cant reason with them generally and generally people will change their minds a LONG TIME AFTER THE EVENT which caused the change of mind….
That certainly happened with me.. I was a revolutionary socialist and then I ceased to be but there was a very long period when outwardly I still was but within I was having severe doubts which I was fighting against because I knew as anybody who seriously changes his mind that as soon as I did it I would loose an awful lot of friends become very unpopular and life would become more difficult and unpleasant and it was easier not to even open the door that lead to the staircase that lead to the exit that lead to the change of mind so you hold back, I understand this because I have done it
Is there something different now? With younger people??? there views held more rigidly?
Not a rigidity…. I was reasoned into my revolutionary position, brought up as an imperialist conservative in a navy family traditional English education about history and geography of the world and politics…… I was persuaded out of it but then found out that THOSE ARGUMENTS DID NOT HOLD UP IN PRACTICE……..as I always say about so called revolutionary communist utopia
young today have been brought (dont want to use uncomplimentary term brainwashed) up to believe a set of things…... they have been taught very systematically what to think but never been taught how to think. Whole idea of being confronted by someone that does not agree with you is not a challenge or a moment when you become curious…. It is an outrage
how can anyone dare to believe the things I have been taught are wrong… QUITE IMPRESSED BY THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE ESCAPED IT or have managed to find their way out of it…………. not surprised by it
in a paradoxical way I am sympathetic to the plight of the people who attack me I would feel the same if someone attacked me for my views
one particular person feminist who writes me to very intensely vituperation and loathing…..
always extremely polite to her because the moment may come when she is open to argument
always sympathize with a person arguing a point with all the force they can,…... what is wrong with that every
when they get so angry, is that because they fear you are right?
Main reason people get angry is because they hear someone expressing their own suppressed doubts
that is guaranteed way of infuriating someone; saying something that might be so but never admit to themselves and have no defence against it
TURN NASTY AT THAT MOMENT, you know you have struck a blow and it is quite satisfying
young believe your are not good if you dont hold those views???….
Extension beyond Calvinism and lutherism….justification by faith alone That we are made good by our opinions rather that BY OUR ACTIONS……
use to be that you had to have the right religious opinions NOW YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE RIGHT POLITICAL OPINIONS…… many of which are now religious. The views a on global warming are now indistinguishable from religious opinions
so many opinions are held for the purpose of virtue… because we want people to believe we are better than we are… but we need to tell it apart from a serious argument
look at me how good I am I want to intervene eg syria
I dont know what identity politics means.
If you want to create loyalties you have to create groups of people who feel distinct from others and then they will feel loyal
humanities in universities…. Are they beyond help??
everything is beyond help…. In the west we live in post revolutionary societies and we dont even realize the revolution has taken place careful guardian revolution where all the buildings have
remained standing…. everything that lead to their build/design and the whole society
which supported them has been wiped away… people walk around building relatively prosperous and think a revolution must mean a red flag flying over all buildings
modern left wing revolution means; policing of thought… deadening of the academy….
Lack of serious debate or understanding… suppression of disagreement………..
EVERYBODY ACCEPTS IT AND YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY IT…
no cure for it, it is all gone education is dead…….
This bit is from the comments section, someone had already transcribed his answers;
"This is the really ridiculous thing about the modern West, we live in post revolutionary societies and in most cases we don't even realize the revolution's taken place. It's been a Kierkegaardian Revolution in which all the buildings remain standing but everything which led to their being built and contributed to their design, and the whole society that supported them, has been wiped away.
Rob L. 1 day ago
Btw—it’s “Kierkegaardian Revolution.” From one of PH’s columns, quoting Kierkegaard: A passionate tumultuous age will overthrow everything, pull everything down; but a revolutionary age which is, at the same time, reflective and passionless, leaves everything standing but cunningly empties it of significance’.
And people walk around in it relatively prosperous thinking revolution must mean a red flag flying above the post office and the barracks and the railway station with commissars in the streets; it doesn't. Modern left wing revolution means this, the policing of thought, the deadening of the academy, the lack of serious debate or understanding, the suppression of disagreement, and everybody accepts it and you're surrounded by it and there is no cure for it, it's all gone.
Education is dead, the media is dead, it's almost un-watchable, most of what's put out now in particular on BBC television, it's almost impossible for an intelligent person to sit down and watch it.
But luckily for them the number of intelligent, educated people is very small so they get away with it." "[...] My advice to young people is to leave the country, and people laugh at me when I say it but I've never been more serious about anything in my life. And they ask where should I go, and I say I don't care where you go. The point about this country is, in the foothills of such a catastrophe it's not a good idea to wait around and find out what it's like."
############################################my advice to the young in this country is to leave the country…
The point about this country is IT IS IN THE FOOTHILLS OF SUCH A CATASTROPHE that it is not a good idea to wait around and find out what it is like……
I am too old and I am stuck with whatever is to come I just hope I die naturally before somebody breaks into my house and beats me to death over whatever I happen to have in my wallet….
Obituary of Britain would be my black book….. death was pronounced long ago
when I first started writing about it I deluded myself I might make a difference right up to 2010
I thought I could make some difference in this country
I believed before 2010 that the most important thing the conservatives could do would be to destroy the conservative and unionist party… which is principal obstacle to conservative politics
I tried to persuade people that david cameron offered no hope of any kind… one more defeat and it would have fallen apart prompting a rethink among conservative minded people about what sort of party they wanted……… a party genuinely patriotic and conservative morally and socially
I told everyone I could in 2010 DO NOT VOTE CONSERVATIVE
since then my warnings have been entirely vindicated and everybody hates the conservative party now
all that time has been lost when me might have reversed the cultural/social and moral revolution
I am relieved of responsibility and now have no political engagement so I sit back and laugh
Britain’s long death….Does it make you said?
used to make me said when I thought I could do something about it…….. once you recognize that it is just a comedy of morons………you just watch and laugh
none of them have a clue what they are doing or the long term results
european union…. My friend christopher booker was at the end of his life in despair at the inability of those on the political right to understand the issues in which they were embroiled……. I feel in much the same way it is comical
thatcher era was economics and foreign policy, was worried about the destruction of industry but did feel the cold war position was right…… I feel that she understood there was a genuine infiltration of british politics by the communist party… which was much more important than people understand or realize now……….
But culturally/morally/educationally the era was completely void
what an opportunity to reverse circular 1065
not a single school restored not a single new one built
grammar schools restoration is no hearted… they will never do it. Encouraged ferociously by a government…but you get a small number of besieged grammar schools this becomes an argument against selection used by some short sighted some malicious people.
I outed T May some years ago, claimed to be a comprehensive person but went to grammar school which became comprehensive whilst she was there.
1970s, Shirley Williams…….excellent schools which for centuries had been at the centre of communities were smashed and became a caricature of education
franks report in the 1960s showed how good grammar and direct grant schools were for working class entry into oxford
most of the best journalists are not from graduates… but out of grammar schools straight into newsrooms.
Education is root of everything