Friday, June 13, 2008

I want to have David Davis' babies - well, maybe not quite

David Davis feeling a littl' bit country

One of the key reasons why our current government has been able to get away with the shocking things that it has over the last eleven years has been the equally shocking lack of opposition to its behaviour

Traditional, nominally Left Wing, Labour Party fanboy activists have given the government a free ride on the basis that ‘it’s better than having the Tories in power’

And any voices of dissent given mainstream media access have been be carefully hand picked for their qualities of establishment-friendly ineffectiveness

The Labour government has NOT been better than having the Tories in power – we’ve seen more wars, more inequality, more corporate corruption, more authoritarianism than even Thatchler could have dreamed of getting away with. The only reason why people have taken so long noticing is that they’ve been bought off by unprecedented levels of debt. Debt that is now going to have be paid off in one way or another – which will lead to a lot of people finally realising that their lives have been sold off to the banking system in exchange for not very much at all

And as for the hand-picked shills who represent the voice of establishment-sanctioned dissent, I find it very difficult to put into words just how thoroughly depressed I was by the demonstration against the 42 Day Detention Bill organised by ‘Liberty’ in Parliament Square earlier this week

“The Lib Dem and Tory home affairs spokesmen, and the outspoken left-wing Labour MP, were outshone as James Bond actress Honor Blackman and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood came to Westminster. They were all there for a photoshoot, organised by the pressure group Liberty, to protest against government plans to extend pre-charge terror detentions to a maximum of 42 days.”

Fight Fascism!! Buy a T-Shirt!!
Kapow!! Take that Shadowy Overlords!!

The director of
Liberty is, of course, Shami Chakrabarti

Shami’s CV in a nutshell…

  • Worked as a Barrister for the Home Office 1996-2001
  • Leaves(?) Home Office and Joins Liberty 10th September 2001
  • Appointed director of Liberty September 2003

Shami is the first person to be called whenever someone is required to speak out against the latest legislative monstrosity and you can rest assured that she could organise photoshoots featuring scary undead celebrity crones for the next 5,000 years and not change a single fucking thing

In short, opposition to the creeping fascism we’ve experienced for the last eleven years has been carefully managed and all sewn up

And then David Davis pulled his little stunt yesterday

Davis may be an egotistical, self-serving, right wing moonbat but the mass confusion of the establishment press and other politicians caused by his resignation seems to be genuine

And after eleven years of ineffective opposition to creeping fascism I’m personally not fussy any more

This appears to be a genuinely off-script event and something which could, though the chances are admittedly tiny, upset the carefully managed false Left vs. Right dichotomy which is used to blind us all

There are some principles which should transcend people’s party political beliefs – it is wrong to kill, it is wrong to steal and it is also wrong to subjugate the many to suit the interests of the tiny few

This should be obvious enough stuff but a lot of people have been conned into overlooking basic moral principles through a media-led focus on irrelevancy and bullshit

Forget for a moment, whether Davis is being principled or not, and think for a moment what do his actions, and the reaction to his actions, say about what has passed for opposition to the onset of fascism over the last decade

The chances are that Davis’ Libertarian stunt is going to die on its arse in a very public and humiliating way – there are many powerful interests that will accept nothing less. But there’s a chance, just a tiny one, that Davis’ actions could have unexpected consequences which no end of Chakrabountybarti-
Liberty style bullshit could ever deliver.



paul said...

And the spuds have told the EU to go fuck themselves, the ungrateful, guinness guzzling enemies of progress/reform/modernity etc

A short summer's day in this bleak midwinter

Stef said...

fuck yeah

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Good post and fuck me I agree with you.

jon doy™ said...

fuckin' A's up the wazzoo

Merkin said...

Well written, Stef.
Very powerful piece.

Wolfie said...

Well said Stef. I've been listening to a few pundits and my work colleagues discussing this today (extra long lunchtime pub session included) and everyone is torn between admiration and confusion over why he would jeopardise his opportunity to become home secretary some day (where he would be ideally placed to change such legislation). Personally I suspect he knew he would never inherit the title and acted now to shake the dozing public. I guess he acted on an impulse I suppress every day, the one where I freak-out and enact my rage at the shits I work with.

As we both know, we have become a one party state hell bent on destruction. Now we need to give the dimwits some time to think this over.

Anonymous said...

Stef, is there something you would prefer they do, if not sell teeshirts, or are you just pissed they're too thick to understand there's nothing they *can* do? If this seems like a stupid question to you, please know I live in the US, where the futility of dissent is a foregone conclusion, and protesting is a lifestyle choice.

Stef said...


Two things that scare the crap out of shadowy overlords...

1. An educated citizenry
2. Non Violent Mass Civil Disobedience

Stef said...


By virtue of his background Davis was the odd man out in Cameron's line up

Maybe he had a moment of clarity and decided to play his cards whilst they were still worth something

Stef said...

...and, as I've commented elsewhere, Davis has come up with a peculiar way to make his point about an important issue

but, to be honest, so many people are hacked off with everything that Davis could have made his point by putting his pants on his head and received a standing ovation

Anonymous said...

Does anyone around here know where I can get a copy of the Costello Affidavit?

Stef said...

funnily enough I was looking for the same thing only a few days ago - but I've only ever seen mention of it as anonymous comments under Lord P's posts

Stef said...

the futility of dissent is a foregone conclusion, and protesting is a lifestyle choice

good line

paul said...

I like the way that comes out of the comment feed ' a lifestyle choicegood', near perfect newspeak. And I'd buy it for a dollar

Add to your fearlist
3.Genuine incredulity

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have a link to the newspaper report of a dismembered body being washed up on a beach in Scotland? (From about two months ago?).

Stef said...

The Daily Express as restrained as ever...


Anonymous said...

The Sun is also said to have considered approaching Rachel North, a survivor of the 7/7 bombings, who has campaigned for justice for the victims, but North said she admired Davis's stand: 'I am a big fan of civil liberties and freedom and democracy, all things that terrorists are not keen on, and I'm pleased that a senior politician has campaigned about this.'

Would she go out on the stump for him? 'I might do something, but he hasn't asked me.' Davis, unsurprisingly, says she is 'exactly the sort of person' he would welcome.

Anonymous said...

So, Davis has no one to stand against him. How about someone standing from the Big Brother Party; here's their manifesto:

1) 2 minutes of hate everyweek given by Melanie Phillips.

2) Illegal to use non-state designated names. Everyone will be referred to by their National Insurance number.

2a) CCTV camera in everyhouse.

2b) One government informer for every 3 people; excellent rates of pay.

3) Someone will be murdered at least once per week by the security forces (as was illustrated by the slaying of Charles d M). This will be done in order to try and capture terrorists.

3a) Anyone who questions the wisdom of 3) above will be jailed for 90 days under anti-terror laws or until they confess to being a terrorist. If they don't sign then they will not survive waterboarding (note that waterboarding is not torture).

4) Compulsory ID Cards.

5) Fiat currency (absolute necessity to ensure poverty).

6) Compulsory DNA/Iris/fingerprints taken. (Simon A Cole to be put under immediate arrest and disappeared for his work regarding fingerprints and his idea of 'the fingerprint analysts fallacy' to be erased from all history books).

7) State to set curricula of all schools thus ensuring that the State can monopolise knowledge and truth.

8) Habeas corpus to be abolished.

9) Presumption of innocent not to apply for terrorist offences.

10) Anyone who suggests that Cokes ratio in Dr Bonham's case is correct will be regarded as a terrorist.

11) Books to be burnt - Gladio by Daniel Ganser. All works of G Orwell; Dale F Scott; Catherine A Fitts; Raimondo; [additions invited]

12) [additions to the manifesto required. Note that some are already in place either firmly or tentatively]

Anonymous said...

Tent cities and suicides: news courtesy of Mish. (Don't expect to see this in your MSM).

Anonymous said...

Leaves(?) - lol.

Anonymous said...

On reading of " The voice of True inactivism"'s comment 15 June 2008 13:21, This anecdote came to mind...

When the two met, Imelda Marcos warmly yet diplomatically kissed Mao Tze Tung. A few days later he lay dead.

Anonymous said...

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