Monday, April 25, 2005


While male human newborns prefer to look at mechanical mobiles, female new borns prefer to look at people's faces. Simon Boring-Cohen's excellent case for innate sex differences - pursued at Cambridge Uni while neglecting racial and individual differences and the Big Six personality dimensions -- remained unanswerable and treated with a journalistic respect seldom shown about other biological differences. (Though, in fairness, BBC Radio 4 had two short programmes for wymmin in March summarizing ten-year-old work on the Big Five.)


As all Britain's main political parties failed to connect with voters in the General Election campaign, comely Times hackette Alice Miles (said by the leftist New Statesman to be among Britain's twenty most influential women (4 iv)) summed up the situation succinctly (6 iv):

"Race is the great, silent issue in this election. It is driving everything. Out there in the real world, away from Westminster, Notting Hill and the broadcasting studios, the electorate in the marginal seats over which the parties are now fighting is obsessed with immigration. These voters seethe over confused groups of immigrants, asylum-seekers and gypsy travellers who appear to them to get away with breaking all the rules and living off everybody else. They don't pay taxes, they claim benefits, they use the NHS and they get "our" houses. And they seem to be beyond the law."

However, rather than address the transmogrification of Britain into a slave society based on cheap (and sometimes coerced) immigrant labour (and laying off 2.7 million Whites as "sick" - fit only to vote Labour by post), the PeeCee brigades opened the UK's election campaign by charging British National Party leader Nick Griffin (MA, Cantab.) with private race hate thought (Scotsman, 6 v). {A dignified challenge by the BNP to the BBC's race-unrealist coverage of modern Britain was mounted by Chairman Griffin, 28 iii.}


Brunel University's Vice-Chancellor, Steven Schwartz, deplored two of his academics, Saeed Vaseghi (Engineering) and Gurdish Webster (Computing) for having cost the university œ60,000 in "unwarranted demands for money" to compensate them for alleged racism.


While British conservatives whipped themselves into a frenzy about `late' (post 20 weeks) abortions, aiming to take a leaf out of President Bush's electoral book, across the North Sea in Belgium, paediatricians got on with despatching severely congenitally malformed and handicapped infants: a survey found doctors in Flanders responsible for about half of all deaths in the first year of life, either by suspending treatment of administering lethal doses of painkillers (Lancet; Daily Telegraph, 9 iv).


Just nine years after Mr Tony Blair's 1996 educational proposals and those of The g Factor sank under the weight of lefties pouncing on them, ideas of streaming state schoolchildren by ability were announced as being about to be put into practice in England (Sunday Telegraph, 10 iv). "A secondary school in Hampshire is to become the first state school in England to allocate all children to lessons by ability rather than age," said Education Correspondent Julie Henry. Apparently, "from September, pupils at [1,100-strong] Bridgemary School, in Gosport [a deprived area], will be taught in mixed-age classes in a radical initiative aimed at stretching the most able and helping pupils who have fallen behind." The large-scale development followed promising pilot schemes in primary schools and secondary school classes. {At the same time, nine years after Wiley DePublisher suppressed The g Factor, Conservative leader Michael Howard announced as part of his election campaigning that it was NOT `RACIST' to worry about the large-scale immigration to which Britain had been subjected -and was promptly denounced as "too harsh" by the terminally enfeebled tabloid Times newspaper.}


The UK General Election became the most boring in living memory (except perhaps for voters in a few score heavily `targeted' marginal seats). For the three great topics of WAR, RACE, and WOMEN could not be addressed by the UK's cowardly politicians. The Iraq war could not be mentioned by Labour because the issue split the party; and it could not be mentioned by the Conservatives because of their leader, Michael Howard's hopeless muddle (having backed the war but later repenting) - which had got him banned from Mr Bush's neoconservative White House. Race could not be mentioned (let alone the words Black, Pakistani, psychotic or Islamofascist) since anti-racism had become the national religious piety (at least among media folk). So Mr Howard (campaign slogan the evasive "Are you thinking what we're thinking?") had to settle for occasionally mentioning immigration which he applauded and wanted only to `control' in unspecified ways -- even then he found himself regularly condemned as getting too close to the dreaded `racism', with some of these accusations coming from senior members of his own party.

Lastly, the failure of the UK's women to have enough babies (a leading cause of dullard immigration) was off the table for all parties, even apparently the British National Party and UKIP, so any resumption of breeding by the country's females was left up to the Roman Catholic Church -- admittedly enjoying greater popularity among the Great and Good than since the days of Bloody Mary, but still showing no sign of being able to enforce its injunctions against contraception on its flock. Pythonesque was the only word for these `Don't talk about it' prevarications. What a Shhhhhhhhhhhelection!

{The new Pope, Benedict XVI, emerged as a man of some promise with regard to EUROPE - another topic umentioned in the Shhhhhhhelection. Less pally that his predecessor at the Vatican Pope Jean-Paul II, had in his days as Cardinal Ratzinger warned of the growing Muslim threat to Europe and said Turkey's proposed entrance to the European Union would be "an enormous mistake." In similar vein, he had condemned relativism (the essential feature of postmodernism) as egoism and complained that multiculturalism could lead to people "fleeing from what is one's own. For good measure, he sagely condemned rock music - which reaches ever greater heights of filth, barbarism and psychosis.}

{The Daily Telegraph's columnist Ferdinand Mount also noted Britain's political pussyfooting, writing: "We deserve better than to be turned into one big ostrich farm" (20 iv). Likewise, the Speccie's political correspondent, Peter Oborne, complained of "this dull, passionless, hole-in-the-corner election" in which no express mention could be made of Britain's nature, identity or need (if any) for nationally-provided services (23 iv). And an edition of BBC1's flagship show `Question Time' went out including a vague discussion of `immigration' in which the words Black, Pakistani and IQ were never used except (the first two) by a fat frump white-haired `Green' accusing others of `racism' (21 iv).}

[Note from John Ray: I am getting lazy in my old age so I have included above only one of the few hyperlinks that Chris has given -- but you can find them at the bottom of Chris's original page here if you want to follow anything up.]


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