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Herein lies the Ghost in the political machine of the Rt. Hon. Edmund Burke. Much like Max Weber arguing with the Ghost of Marx, this blog seeks to make relevant and where appropriate support or reject Burke's 'Reflections' against the backdrop of the disastrous New Labour experiment.

Friday, 31 October 2008

I hope all sides see Obama not as Black, but as empty, devoid of any real change and above all a dawn of false hope

In T minus five days we will be looking at the end of History...oops sorry didn't we hear that back in 1989 from neo-liberals who deceived us into thinking the Fall of the Berlin Wall had led to a triumphant win for the West?
Well were are back again standing on the precipice of History, teetering on the brink of an acclaimed post-racial society, where race ceases to be an issue.
We couldn't be more deluded.

In effect Obama's run for the White House has made many Liberal Americans colour 'blind,' not in the sense that people don't notice his colour, but in fact the exact opposite has happened. This social story has turned people blind to the pitfalls of Obama being President, simply because of what it means 'Historically' for a black man to enter the highest office.

Obama has done well not to mention race explicitly himself, as previous incantations of the Black American Dream. But for all his silence on race, this mute issue has somehow fueled the passions of many Americans who wish to see the stain of slavery expunged from their consciousness, by any means necessary.

A cult of Celebrity has followed Obama around since his elevation to the higher echelons of the Democrat Party. His parade appears dripped in rhetoric with nothing of substance and this election has turned more into a grass roots social movement than a political race.

What are we voting for exactly? Change? Has Obama would have you believe? Or is it a continuation of the civil rights movement from the 60's? This Liberal blindness to get a black man in the Oval office will prove to be their downfall, as Hillary was the better pick and the wisest head in her Party. Her defeat a few months ago, shows how far certain ideologues are willing to go – What Obama signifies, appears far more important than what he can do.
Obama, for all intents and purposes, is the Liberal white man's choice, he is highly educated in a liberal establishment, has worked previously as a lecturer in Law and has conducted himself in a manner that is intellectual, Western, and most importantly white in nature.

Other outspoken civil rights leaders were heavily engaged in racial tension and often inflated their blackness to demonstrate this was the only entity they could be, hence why many white Americans were put off and rightly scared by these racist by-products of a different age.
Counter to this, Obama isn't aggressive, full of pent up frustration or walking around with a chip on his shoulder; the only thing Obama has which is remotely black is his skin, something that people should never judge a man on. He is electable because he isn't culturally black. And for some Afro-Americans he isn't even black enough.

The problem I have is that the people who often shout 'Racist' when a person talks about Obama's race, are often the ones who believe McCain is too old to be President. Racism and Ageism are surely two sides of the same coin – prejudice. So for one group to denounce one and use the other speaks of hypocrisy of the highest order.

We live in an age where the thirst for the fountain of youth quenches our desire to read from the tree of knowledge. We now value naïve and youthful promises over age-learned experience. For example the Queen, she has presided over countless Prime Ministers, not to mention numerous acts of History, she has far more knowledge of the World's situation and her dutiful demeanour throughout is something we should stand in awe of.

Obama merely offers petty sentiment and a lack of Historical judgement, just like our youth of today who have no grasp of History due to the ideological push of the Left to re-write History as they see fit. McCain offers us a time line of events not a one off epochal triumph, unlike our accelerated generation whose only pleasure is instantaneous gratification, not delayed enjoyment.

The danger is people are simply not listening to what Obama is saying, they have been swept away in the moment of this cult of Obama, his words don't actually matter just the fact he is talking is good enough for them.

If someone in that audience, who hold the placards of 'Change,' could quantify what this 'Change' actually amounts to I'd be surprised. This 'Change' is superficial and vacuous, yes people are fed-up of the Bush years, but I can't envisaged a fundamental shift in the way the American psyche is configured. It has been set in stone since America's inception and is unlikely to have cortex-tual shift in thinking with Obama at the helm.

Obama isn't non-partisan nor for that matter is he pragmatic, meanwhile McCain eschews going across the aisle to get things done. His long stint in DC has granted and enabled him to be a Statesman that the US needs in a time of conflict. His military record outlines his dedication to the Stars and Stripes.

His age should be seen as a great asset, as it speaks of years of experience and wise decision making, up against the enemy who is full of youthful exuberance and idealist fervour that will come tumbling down in the political arena, which is all about diplomacy, concession, and pragmatism.

All Obama amounts to is, two years as a senator plus two more years that saw him followed by millions in myopic idolatrous throws. These anthropolatry passions destroy all sense of reason from this election.

To be blinded by History is the saddest fate of all. I hope all sides see Obama not as Black, but as empty, devoid of any real change and above all a dawn of false hope.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

During my daily, always delayed, Metropolitan line commute to and from Parliament my eye keeps wondering and catches the new Maestro Tube ad, which states: 'Cash has Retired.'
My problem is that my own Maestro card is as compatible as £2 coins are with the UK's vending machines. Prime example: The parking at my local car park accepts every other card for the ridiculous £4 charge except my bloody Maestro!
So I am left to contemplate life with heavily weighed down pockets and the burden, not of 'retirement age' cash, but of my work-shy Maestro card. *sigh*

Saturday, 25 October 2008

5-year old sex education is a thought crime

Labour's latest bright idea to curb the excesses of teenage nihilism is to court them young into the arms of the nanny state, with institutional sex education lessons for 5-year olds. Couple this with a move to have a 2-year old national curriculum for toddlers really is sending a message for indoctrination from cradle to grave.

The problem with Labour's motives is that after a decade or so of a full liberalising of our media content, both TV and Internet, the ability for children to educate themselves in sexual matters has been sadly all around us, so why bother?

The stumbling block about teaching sex education is that it is not like biology or any other subject that uses logic or knowledge, but rather emotions and feelings, something that a national curriculum is devoid of.

I have no problem with a year 7 entering secondary school receiving sex education, which is when the body starts to undergo changes to go along with the social upheaval every child faces at the 'big' school. Children under 11 have a limited concept, often labeled as innocence, of sexual matters; just that when a man and a woman love each other certain things can happen.

The problem of teenage pregnancies and STIs will not be cured by bombarding little youngsters with basic 'emotional' and biological terminologies that the Government wish to see taught from 5 years. I feel it is all this pervasive sexual 'education' in our society from all areas that has lead to absentee fathers, single mothers, teenage pregnancies and growing sexual exploits.

Labour is offering the easy way out for parents to abdicate all their responsibility as parents and allow the State to pick up the pieces, via welfare provision and teachers having to act as parents during lesson hours.

Parents should take back control and educate their children with traditional moral diktats and social mores, as taking away knowledge-control from parents and handing it to children is a bastardised form of democracy. It gives the adolescent unadulterated power to make choices which they are too young to decide.

It should also be noted that murmurs of allowing children of 16 the vote is yet another example of giving children too many rights, without them being able to master the responsibilities of the rights they were previously given.

A recent Closer magazine article shows a 12-year old girl who has had sex with numerous partners, smokes 15 cigarettes a day and has the occasional joint; all with her mother's approval. What is worrying is how smug the mother is, claiming it is the soft teachers that has been the cause of all this.

This woman is devoid of any parental responsibility, preferring to cede power back to the State, so she can live her life without having the burden of raising her own child.
A true parent doesn't leave their responsibilities of child-rearing to teachers when at school, but they actually keep their child's well-being central to them when dropping them off at school, as they go to work and bring home a wage to secure their family's financial security. Surely working for your family either at home or at work is society's benefit as well as your family's personal success.

When you decide to have children you shouldn't do things for your own selfish gain, but help others and educate your children to help society, not to live a privatized closed off existence. However, this doesn't give the Government the right to nationalise our families at a time when they have nationalised our banks.

What has happened is parents have given up and allowed their children to turn to physical acts of deprecation, be it sexual misdemeanors, knife and gun crime, casual drug abuse, the list goes on. This out and out belief in nothingness, a total lack of hope, has lead to a generation so afloat, without social anchorage, that social brakes need to be applied to this accelerated culture or face a train wreck.

What needs to be done is for parents to wake up to the gravity of the situation at hand, the need for parents to set up new schools that our free from State meddling; a social education given by all families to all children that is centred on traditional family values; the return of national service; the push for more vocational apprenticeships, by allowing businesses into schools so to demonstrate what they require of the future workforce.

And finally the moral imperative that sexual relationships should be enacted during adulthood that centre around stable loving relationships, not an empty meaningless act of rebellion from a bored and unmotivated child-culture.

Friday, 17 October 2008

Brown topples Masters of the Universe and tries to create the 5th International

The world is dubbing Gordon Brown the 'Economic Saviour', as his strategy for bail-out turned to buy-out has been copied by almost every Western power. The mass media knee-jerk reaction to this was to send out plaudits and acclaim to dour old Gord, but I couldn't help think wider problems are afoot.

I couldn't help be reminded of a specific part of Marx's assertion of historical teleos, whereby Marx sees Capitalism as a necessary evil on the road to the end of History i.e. Total communism. As the story goes, Capitalism is needed as a necessary marker, or turning point in History, just like Feudalism shifted to Capitalism, so too will Capitalism morph into Communism.

Marx believed Capitalism would destroy itself from within, which with the current Credit-Crisis fiasco burned in the minds of most, the Left have been ideologically resuscitated, after years of paralysis courtesy of Maggie's iron handbag dealing a supposed knock-out blow for Socialism.

What Marx wanted to achieve was an International Labour movement to overthrow Capitalism's monopoly on the mode of production, with the composition of the forces and means of production significantly altered. The international movements failed spectacularly on numerous occasions because world Capitalism wasn't truly global, and perhaps still isn't even global yet.

The current elixir archaic Socialists are sipping on is, that with Capitalism's financial reach widening it has entered a form of overstretch; when Capitalism turns to Globalisation the hope is Socialists will have the ripe conditions to form a successful International Labour movement doing away with nation states to forge a new international order.

So it comes as little surprise that the Old Labour Party behmouth has clunked back into action. Gordon has ditched New Labour rhetoric and plunged deep into the BIG Government playbook to scare the public into the arms of the State: a Comforter that gives with one hand and takes away with the other.

The omission that frightens anyone who is on the Right or Libertarian in outlook is this...

“We need globally accepted and supervised standards of regulation applied equally in all countries. We need stronger arrangements for cross-border supervision of global firms…We now have global financial markets, global corporations, global financial flows. But what we do not have is anything other than national and regional regulation and supervision. We need a global way of supervising our financial system.”

Brown's monstrous New World Order of global regulation through his omniscient leadership resembles the all powerful all controlling, Inner Party of Orwell, pulling all the strings while mere mortals stand around and watch the carnage, stupefied by spin and double-speak.

Marx believed it was all about Power and Brown fully agrees. What worries, is that instead of the workers of the world uniting in an international coalition as Marx envisaged, it is rather a minute number of powerful men manipulating world affairs acting as World Controllers, much like the bureaucratic EU as unelected 'super-officials.'

It appears we have Gorden Brown returning to the poisonous Socialist roots of his youth trying to forge a 5th International, while less myopic men remember the horrors of real-life Socialism, which instead of breeding the theoretical belief of egalitarianism, merely hyper-centralises Power into the hands of the few and shackles mankind into the chains of economic and social bondage witnessed in USSR and China.