Wednesday, 10 August 2011

The Spell is Broken: Dealing Healing and Repealing

WARNING: In this post I will use the d-word – deprivation.

Two kinds of true deprivation stand out in the dimension of recent disturbances, IMHO, one is to deprive people of their livelihoods, property and safety and the other is to deprive a child of the upbringing they need to become a well-adjusted human being[0].

What jumped out for me was the behaviour of Turkish, Bengali and other groups of shopkeepers and residents in defending their businesses, property and homes - a very British thing to do[1] - and some very interesting articles which repeat long said truths, but which should now be a mighty slap in the face to some people.


The immediate issue is defence, of lives, livelihoods and property. A strong, visible defence is the best deterrent. I am not talking about locks and shutters, but a pro-active defence whereby those who try it on will be met with a real, immediate, physical response and a real and highly probable legal consequence. If certain groups look around the street and see ordinary people all around them, but know that those ordinary people can suddenly mutate and coalesce into an organized defence force, then even the less controlled individuals will exercise self-restraint.

The problem is we have had decades of emasculation and disempowerment of ordinary citizens, brainwashed and brow-beaten to abdicate their own personal safety and defence to the Police. This drive for abdication is nearly all-pervasive, infesting education, health, welfare as well as personal defence. It becomes a meme, a Pavlovian, passive, sheep-like response. Add wolves and the result we have seen for ourselves.

The spell of Police “protection” was broken, creating chaos. However, that broken spell is part of the wider necromancy mentioned above, which is now in the process of breaking, too, for ordinary people. It is no coincidence, in my view, that some of the communities that have the least exposure to the Fabian witchcraft [5] reacted first and foremost. We saw the Turks of Dalson, for example, take to the streets to defend their community.


Children do not chose to be born into dysfunction. They rely on their parents and family to instill proper codes of conduct, to distinguish right from wrong, to engender a sense of restraint, deferred gratification, of consequence. Should a child be denied that – deprived of it – that child is not to blame for the lack. However, essential in the rehabilitation of such people is the need to learn right from wrong and too soft an approach risks entrenching the problem, not curing the malaise. Throwing someone in jail with no rehabilitation is equally short sighted.

I have read posts such as that by Camila Batmanghelidjh and Katherine Birbalsingh [2] . Although they approach the situation from different angles, I agree with both of them. Neither set out to excuse, but to understand and try to explain why such things have been a tinderbox and offer their solution or advice. The problem we have, some say, is that there is only one Camila and only one Katherine.

What we should NOT do is try and Xerox Camila or Katherine, systematizing their approach to be implemented by rote-learned practitioners following a protocol. There are others who, though they might use a different methodology, use ways that are effective, that can reach out and heal. If you try to impose wisdom, it ceases to be wisdom. We must try not to get hung up on one way, not to create a monoculture as that will ossify any system and reduce the speed in which innovation and, yes, experimentation can occur in tackling damaged individuals[3] . I am sure Camila and Katherine are not so arrogant as to think they have nothing to learn from others.

The State is pretty hopeless at doing anything other than form monopolies or monocultures. I am not convinced that the State is the right way to implement or drive the spread of good practice in a pluralistic and consensual way.


I do think, however, that we still need to go deeper. Healing those damaged and quickly is one thing, but the rate in which such people are being damaged or left to get damaged is way too high, diluting efforts and resources, however superb and heroic, to near homeopathic levels.

I am not talking about the State performing some kind of “pre natal intervention”, which is a stock-in-trade for the Socialist mind of perfecting the clay that we call people. No, we need, first and foremost, for the State to STOP funding and doing things that creates the problems or creates the environment for such problems to occur or multiply.

An example is benefits and housing that should not be focused on those who bear others into poverty. Funding those who cannot afford to have children to have children is madness. Women who know that there is no source of support and accommodation "by right" will be far more discerning as to whom she interacts with, when and how. Of course such things are never perfect, but we are not talking about perfection – I leave that delusion to the Fabians – but about the basic truth that if you subsidize something you tend to get more of it. Such an approach will not eradicate, nor is it the business of the State or politicians to eradicate, the existence of single motherhood. However, it is not the business of the State to make certain choices viable “by right” when they otherwise would not be. The issue here is not support for single mums or those unable to support their children per se, but the automatic right in law for taxpayer support regardless of circumstances.

The failure of education is linked to this in part, for while you have the ability to exist regardless, then the basic, visceral incentive to survive is defused, rendering the absolute necessity to get an education redundant.

We have seen that gangs of ordinary citizens can assemble with weapons and no robbing occurs, no looting and no unprovoked violence. Law abiding people with weapons are not the problem here, but law abiding people WITHOUT a means of self-defence is. We need to repeal laws that limit law-abiding people while exposing them to the lawless who care not for such laws.

The spell restraining the thuggery has been broken somewhat, but that this has also broken the wider spell over the population as to the all-pervasive power of the State.

We need to deal with those who do wrong, heal those who are on a path to or involved in wrongdoing and to repeal the entitlements that contribute in part but certainly not exclusively to the creation of those who grow up without essential foundations for civilized living.

[0] Some of you may know I reject the use of the word “deprived” when it is used to mean “poverty” or “bad housing” or “lack of jobs”, which is to trivialize it and demean the real issues that exist for those who are truly deprived. It is an all too familiar behaviour of the Left to hijack such words for their own agenda.

[1] I now hear that, sadly, three men, and I repeat the word, Men, have been killed, run down by a car, in what appears to be a defence of their community from looters. My condolences to their family and friends.

[2] I have also read some utter tripe from the usual peddlers of such guff, for example Yasmin Alibia Brown, who might on the surface sound reasonable but is in fact a denial of the environment they have pushed for.

[3] I say, damaged, for I feel so very few, an infinitesimally small number of babies are born bad. Almost all are made bad. Many could be maladjusted, but with the right upbringing, guidance and boundaries they could be imperfect – and who is not? - but still decent and productive human beings.

[4] This is not to say that a single person cannot deliver both aspects, but that task is

[5] Those who have engineered it in the law-abiding majority while not managing to deal with the minority are, I am certain, still in denial.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

The Census, Part 2.

A letter has arrived at Fort Thornhill.

It is addressed to "The Occupier", but begins with "Dear Householder".

These two people are not the same. My hamster is an Occupier, but is not yet the Householder.

If I gave the letter to him, I think he would make very good use of it - probably better use of it than most of these letters sent out. Very good advice too - he'll sleep on it*.

What is interesting is the language used.

They "ask" for the Census to be completed, yet threaten one with a fine for non-completion. Why don't they just admit their aggression? No, that would not be the Fabian way. It would be more honest to just send a letter with "WHERE IS IT!!!?" in big bold letters. That would match their intent. "HAND IT OVER OR WE TAKE YOUR STUFF".

The letter then outlines various statutes that give this activity the veneer of legitimacy. Any despotic regime can get laws passed to suit its purpose.

Next is a variation on the disingenuous Fabian mumble-swerve that The Ministry is pumping out at our expense -

"Census information is important and is used to help plan and fund the services that you, your family and your community will need in the years ahead"

Now, first off, "important and...". Note it is "important" AND it is used to "help plan...". It is not important TO plan, no. It is "important", full stop. Of course it is "important" to G Watson, 2011 Census Director, for it is his/her rice-bowl. He/she has a vested interest in making this exercise appear as "important" as possible. It might be "important" to those who want to sell on the data. It might be "important" to those prod-noses who have the utter conceit to think they, and they alone, can steer, mould, direct the lives of others. Yes, The Lives of Others. The wise and renowned Sir John James Cowperthwaite KBE CMG, Financial Secretary to Hong Kong, 1961-71, made a point of NOT collecting statistics, because he knew, once collected, the Administration would then begin to INTERFERE. This Census is a massive Bureaucratic, Fabian Masturbation. It is stat-Pr0n of priapic proportions. It will be used to justify an endless stream of social engineering projects. That in itself is reason enough not to comply.

The information, we are told, will "help plan". If it will "help", is it therefore necessary to threaten me for that "help"? What does it "help plan", then?

"Services like schools, public transport and hospitals".

Schools are currently part of a de facto State monopoly, but that should not be the case. It has no business being a monopoly. When it is not, then the reasons for State planning goes away. The State can barely respond as it is. Hospitals are they key to the information about schools, as they record most births. There is no need to know WHO a 4 year old is to provide them with a school place. There is no guarantee that that child will be in the same Borough in four years time. All the children who will be handled by a school, the school will know when they get applications. Before then it is vague guesswork. Do you think the modelling will be improved by the Census over collecting anonymous births+postcode? I very much doubt it. Hospital records update every day, whereas the Census is once every decade. It is almost USELESS for the purpose of school management. FAIL.

Hospitals might benefit from knowing demographics, but all that information should be easily collected and bang up to date via the local GPs. Again, this can be anonymous when used for planning and can be enforced by the GP-Patient bond of trust. FAIL.

Public transport takes decades to install. Voter records, vehicle registrations at the DVLA and other sources of information can be used to "help plan". A once in 10 years snapshot is not going to cut it, now, is it? Not unless you start asking damn fool intrusive questions, it will not! FAIL.

So, the three examples of why this will "help plan" - note that even their own letter does not say it is actually "important" for this process, just that it will "help plan" - shows that the Census is, at best, not much use, will immediately be out of date and is hardly justified to threaten people over. In fact, it is probably worse than useless. It will be misleading. It will give false value to crock.

Next up

"Your personal information is protected by law and is kept confidential for 100 years"

Seeing as HMG have contracted the processing of the data to an entity that is legally bound in its own country to hand over any or all information without delay or right of appeal to the US Government, the concept of "confidential" used here is very much different from mine. HMG must be aware of the status of that entity, so cannot complain to it when it has to fulfil its obligations. HMG would therefore be party to any disclosure and responsible for it. Further, the statutes enable HMG to hand over the information to various, unnamed, and as yet determined, third parties who will promise never never ever, cross their heart and hope to die, to blab it to others or to enable people, in exchange for a padded brown envelope, gain access to the data. It is a joke. Probably "confidential" means that the USE of it will be kept confidential...from us, for they do not aim to tell me when or who, let alone ASK me if I want the information divulged.

The Census is being operated without my consent. It is unnecessary for the pathetic reasons they think we will believe that it is essential. It is being operated with covert threats and coercion. It will almost certainly increase State interference in our lives and entrench monopolies that are funded by coercion and threats.

When one is threatened to act, that action is not "help", but at best servitude, but more serfdom approaching if not reaching slavery.

I am not livestock to be tagged. As I said in my previous post on this topic, we should have an audit of THEM. They are ours, not the other way around.

* do not worry, Hamster fans, I fear for the inks in the paper, so would not risk the health of said occupier.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Rule of Law

It is at times like this we see who really believes in Rule of Law or not. Who gives it lip service or who actually wants to see it upheld and, for even those who appear as the enemy, that due process take place.

Rule of Law cuts both ways and must apply to all, big or small, without fear or favour.

My Libertarianism is centred around Rule of Law, which should come as no surprise to anyone who follows my witterings and twitterings.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

The Census

The coming census, one that is to be collated by a US arms manufacturer who is compelled by US "law" to hand over ANY information they hold to the US government.

This is a textbook example of an attempt to conduct treason in plain sight.

I am not cattle. I am not a piece of inventory.

WE pay their salaries, so why is it THEY have the audacity to force US to tell THEM against OUR will?

We should be the ones doing a census on the STATE - where they live, how much they earn, how many kids. The car they drive. The sort of house they live in. Their religion. Number of holidays. Ethnicity. TV sets. PS3s. So WE who pay, WE who suffer them can see if bias, fraud, bloat or any other malpractice occurs.

Ha! I say "if".

We should begin with the House of Commons - go in and conduct a census to ask them the questions and "promise not to disclose to anyone except people who have or will pay us for the data but we shan't tell you whom nor ask for your consent when we do".

Why MPs first? Well, these people are the ones who are supposed to represent US, not their parties, not the State nor the Executive, but US, the voters. They are supposed to be our voice in Parliament, not a bunch of Farmers with his livestock going to market to get the best bids or to trade the milk he extracts.

They will refuse, so why should we accept it from them?

They need to remember who works for whom. No, I correct myself, they need to be TOLD whom works for whom, because I see no evidence of any stand in Parliament to stop this cattle drive.