Daily review 09/08/2023

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9 comments on “Daily review 09/08/2023 ”

  1. Anker 1

    I really recomend Brendon O'Neill. Here he is interviewed about his new book, "A Heretics Manual".

    He talks about when he wrote the book, he knew the first chapter would be "her penis".

    Nothing sums up the gas lighting of the gender ideologues more than this phrase which he says is often used in media such as The Times, The Guardian and the BBC.

    Of course we haven't been so audacious here. We just refer to criminals such as Ashley Winter (male) who tortured and murdered a young homeless women as She.

    Brendon O'Neil is a marxist btw

    • joe90 1.1

      This Brendan O'Neil?

      /

      So what if a few horses die in the Grand National? It is our pleasure, not their wellbeing, that is important

      […]

      It’s just a horse, a dumb, unfeeling creature, unaware of pain, unaware even of its own existence, and with no concept of past, present or future. When you whip a horse it doesn’t think, “This is so painful and humiliating”, because it is incapable of thought. It just runs.

      […]

      We need to recover that very basic belief that people are superior to animals. And because we are, it is perfectly acceptable for us to derive pleasure from watching horses run in terrifying races. Indeed, the deaths of a few horses is a tiny price to pay for the expansion of human joy.

      https://web.archive.org/web/20130409004903/http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/brendanoneill2/100210488/so-what-if-a-few-horses-die-in-the-grand-national-it-is-our-pleasure-not-their-wellbeing-that-is-important/

    • Red Blooded One 1.2

      Yes I'm not surprised you rate him highly. Exclusionary rather than inclusionary.

      Spiked Editor : Brendon O'Neill

      "Brendan O’Neill is known for his anti-gay views. Appearing before the Public Bill Committee of the House of Commons in February last year, he warned legalising equal marriage in England and Wales would amount to an “attack” on “million” of heterosexual marriages."

      "Earlier this month, he also used colonial racist language in an article attacking America’s Secretary of State for urging Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni to understand that homosexuality is not a choice."

      "In February, O’Neill described LGBT protests in the run up to the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia as an “outpouring of ersatz homophilia”.

      "He said: “Welcome to the era of Queer Imperialism. How long before a Western nation goes so far as to bomb a country that is insufficiently gay-friendly?”

      • joe90 1.2.1

        His sneering reaction to a woman hoping to highlight the genetic predisposition to breast cancer run by those who’ve inherited a faulty version of either of two genes.

        She says she is keen to "raise awareness" about the cancer gene that she was found to be carrying; but very often today, "raising awareness" is simply the PC-sounding phrase celebrities use to do something that isn't actually all that honourable – make a public spectacle of their private sufferings.

        You know what would have been truly brave, properly rebellious, delivering a little personal blow to today's conformist celebrity culture of talking about sickness and scrubbing away the line between private life and public life? If Ms Jolie had never told anyone except her family about her decision to have surgery.

        https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/brendan-oneill/angela-jolie-mastectomy_b_3273003.html

        • Anker 1.2.1.1

          As someone who had breast cancer Joe 90 and had the genetic test, I don't have a problem with what he is saying about Jollie. Some of us are getting sick of celebrities who spill their personal stuff e.g Prince Harry and Megan Markle. Having said that Jollie is entitled to share what she likes, just as BO is entitled to give his view about it.

          Anyway I was posting about Brendon's ability to write about the ludricrous gaslighting that is happening to women with phrases like "her penis".

          Care to respond to that? Can women have a penis?

          BTW I don't feel the need to agree with every sentiment of a individual has in order to think some of their opinions are worthy. That would be cult like to do so.

          A bit like loving every policy of a political party. And just to be clear, I am not saying people who do that with political parties are cult like.

      • Anker 1.2.2

        https://www.spiked-online.com/2014/03/31/gay-marriage-the-fastest-formed-orthodoxy-ever/#.UzldhPldVrU

        "How has this happened? I think both sides get it wrong. The pro side’s claim that the speedy shift is a consequence of the brave agitation of liberal campaigners and politicians fails to explain the curious absence of any marches or demos for this apparent addition to the civil-rights pantheon, and also how this outburst of alleged liberalism came about at a time when true liberalism is in short supply. As for the anti side’s claim that a sharp-elbowed gay lobby is demolishing marriage as we knew it, and probably laughing as they go – that veers towards conspiracy-theory territory, echoing the old right’s nonsense about Western culture being under threat from pinkos ‘marching through the institutions’.

        So what he is talking about is the speed and manner in which gay marriage became implemented. I have read him in support of gay rights.

    • Phillip ure 1.3

      Gee..!

      A reactionary/homophobic marxist…

      How unusual…!

  2. Patricia Bremner 2

    Nick's Korero today talks about a meeting he attended and apparently National according to Willis will do away with Fair pay agreements. In case we wondered.. now we know!!

  3. Dennis Frank 3

    Climate change has prioritised regional resilience, after a sequence of natural disasters in recent times. Govt response prioritising bridge & road & communications repairs is good but merely tactical. We need strategy too, which means plans plus legislation.

    You'd think a dam able to power half a region would be sensible resilience planning, huh? Both ACT & NZF support it. National seem keen but can't at present due to having to think about kiddie cellphones. Labour & Greens oppose it due to being clueless about the concept of regional resilience – apparently, though one would expect them to fudge a feeble alternative explanation.

    It’s clean and blue-green and it could power half the homes on the West Coast. But a revamped proposal for a modest hydro scheme on the Waitaha River is still in limbo 14 months after it was filed – possibly blown there by the draught from a revolving door of successive conservation ministers.

    Greymouth-based electricity company Westpower and local iwi asked then-minister Kiri Allan in May last year to reconsider the Waitaha project three years after it was controversially declined by Environment Minister David Parker. The consumer-owned company says it’s made significant changes to the design in consultation with the Department of Conservation but has had no luck persuading Allan or her two successors to take another look at it.

    So the power company & local Maori are trying to make coasters resilient by accomodating concerns of other stakeholders, but Green fundamentalism is preventing progress – as it so often does…

    The run-of-the-river project would divert some of the Waitaha above the Morgan Gorge and channel it through a 1.5m tunnel to a powerhouse, returning the water to the river downstream.

    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/renewed-calls-to-undam-hydro-plan

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