Daily archives: September 15, 2008

Titter Ye Not

Stop giggling there! Schadenfreude is not nice (or easy to spell). There are those who may find it funny to see vastly overpaid merchant bankers scurrying out of Lehman Bros with their executive toys and diaries jumbled up into old photocopier paper boxes. But think of the knock-on effects in the economy.

Several cocaine dealers are out of business already. The man at the Evening Standard who writes the stories about the groups who order £20,000 worth of wine at dinner is wondering how he will feed his children. Not to mention the poor estate agents.

Stop laughing you unfeeling bastards!

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Peter Hitchens on the Creepy Plotters Who Rule Us

An excellent article from Peter Hitchens in the Mail.

There is no such organisation as ‘Al Qaeda’. The spooks know this, Cabinet Ministers know this and so do the ‘security correspondents’ who so readily trot out the spooks’ point of view on our broadcasting networks.

Of course, there are terrorists, and there are also fantasists, fanatics, low-lifes and camp followers who plot and attempt horrible things. Some of them even call themselves ‘Al Qaeda’ these days because they have learned that this is a good way to scare us.

But, while they are a menace, they are not as big or as organised a menace as the Government likes to make out.

The State and the vainglorious bureaucrats of the ‘security’ services need to pretend that the terrorists are a tightly organised and terrifying threat, to make themselves look big as well ?” and to help them get hold of new powers to snoop on us and push us around.


The most vital distinction in Western politics today is not between left and right, but between the authoritarians in office and libertarians who resist.

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