Perhaps this answers the question

There was recent debate around these parts about what is meant by “left”.  Rather than explain it, a dry old affair, better to wait for the next example:

climate causes migration

Just looking at her would have most readers here itching to pen a reply but let’s stick to the argument, rather than the contents of her head.

Perfect example of dot joining according to narrative, when one part of the narrative is either flawed or plain wrong.  Nothing wrong with people having things a***-end around as long as:

1.  They don’t have the vote and
2.  None of this ever gets into legislation, carbon credits, quotas etc.

By far the greatest horror about leftism is not the scrambled brain thinking, it’s that there is a left-liberal hegemony in the corridors of power western worldwide, whilst in the rest of the world, there are the delights of Putin, North Korea, ISIS, other Arab butchers and so on.

What there is NOT in power anywhere at this time is the ordinary conservative who, some decades back, would not have even referred to himself as such. He was just … well, ordinary. Home, work, family, lawn, holiday, sport, seaside.

The reason he is referred to as a conservative or even as a reactionary is that there is such a flood of ideologically based guff in legislation.  Health and Safety is just one example.  Did you see the banning by council of selling produce from allotments because ONE person complained?

We’re fond of saying it’s madness but what else can one call it?  Seriously?  And there is no coincidence in the concurrent rise of leftism in power … and the madness we see about every day.

Ellie May

Now to the young girl herself – just where do they get them from and why is their lack of education, lack of any sort of historical knowledge acceptable to a national newspaper?

Ellie Mae O’Hagan is regular columnist for Comment is free. She works with the Centre for Labour and Social Studies; a thinktank focusing on working rights and inequality. She has also worked with several Latin American organisations. Ellie writes mostly on trade unions, activism, feminism and Latin America. She tweets@MissEllieMae


I’m too lazy and tight to build a proper website.

Hmmm, she has no qualms about the label “left”:

I write mainly on the UK left, feminism and Latin America.

14 comments for “Perhaps this answers the question

  1. Toby
    August 20, 2015 at 09:06

    Climate change yeh I get it one day dry two days wet. Twas always thus.

  2. Sackerson
    August 20, 2015 at 09:26

    1. So you refuse to explain “left”, which has never meant much to me other than some miserable grouping in an allegedly representative assembly, and
    2. You still haven’t had a hard look at the American Right, which resembles Scrooge on speed.

    JC was at right angles to both, but active compassion for the poor would certainly have excluded him from (2).

    • August 20, 2015 at 11:23

      Sackers, please forgive my terseness, which is explained in the Live Blog on the Gas Company going out at 1.25 p.m.

      This does seem like trolling, as you’re quite intelligent. I have just explained left, in detail, in three separate posts on which people have commented. I have done so yet again in the current post. I even showed speech bubbles and continuums – just what do I have to do?

  3. Twisted Root
    August 20, 2015 at 09:26

    Got to pull you up on council ‘banning’ sale of allotment produce. I think this is another example of media inflating a story. My allotment agreement restricts sale of produce and for good reason as people would take advantage of the low rent subverting the whole purpose of the Allotment Act.
    ‘Man made to honour agreement’ is not such a great headline and doesn’t get people riled up.

  4. Restoring Britain
    August 20, 2015 at 09:40

    I really must get round to writing some stuff on my own blog again.

    I know what you mean about the cry of it being madness. It is a madness, but I think too many think of it like its a spontaneous madness with no rhyme or reason and the inevitable follow on question of how those who perpetuate it can have thought such a thing. In doing so though, too many miss the awareness that it is supposed to be that way. Not an accident but a design. It’s Fleming and his “third time is enemy action”. It’s designed deliberately to smash it all up. Our problem is too many see as this madness and it blinds them to something more nefarious advancing through the institutions.

    The other thing for me is the hegemony. It exists but I think most of its power exists in the way that Wizard of Oz’s power existed. All levers, smoke, mirrors and theatre, when in reality behind the curtain exists a little lost bully hoping nobody sees the mechanics that perpetuate the myth. I’m reminded of the control and compliance psychology experiments in the sixties that demonstrated how sane, rational examination could be thrown out of the window, simply to enable the preference of belonging. They only need get in a few key positions and they can dominate a whole culture, making themselves and their thoughts seem the dominant mindset. In these conditions, ordinary people who simply need to keep a roof over their head and food on the table can imprison themselves into silence at best and parroting the message at worst.

    It’s that last bit they rely on – because without it they are exposed.

  5. Sackerson
    August 20, 2015 at 09:56

    Perhaps a definition of the Left in the way you wish to use it could be “Those who wish to do well out of doing good, and prefer the latter to be done by others” – I think that would describe Blair, A.C.L.

    • August 20, 2015 at 10:35

      Sackers, please forgive my terseness, which is explained in the Live Blog on the Gas Company going out at 1.25 p.m.

      Seems to me you are consistently ignoring what the left do. Consistently, with a smiling face. The right did not do Benghazi, stay silent over selling of baby parts, Whitewater, Fast and Furious, they did not boo every time there was a proposal to support the country – see current post.

      You can’t expect an answer to how bad you say the right are whilst refusing to acknowledge the atrocities the left condones.

      One example from the Washington Times:

      Black people are not shooting each other at these alarming rates in Chicago and other urban areas because of our gun laws or our drug laws or a criminal justice system that has it in for them. The problem is primarily cultural — self-destructive behaviors and attitudes all too common among the black underclass.

      The problem is black criminal behavior, which is one manifestation of a black pathology that ultimately stems from the breakdown of the black family. Liberals want to talk about what others should do for blacks instead of what blacks should do for themselves.

      But if we don’t acknowledge the cultural barriers to black progress, how can we address them? How can you even begin to fix something that almost no one wants to talk about honestly?

      It’s this supporting of the wrong people the whole time which characterizes the left. Instead of Black Lives Matter, it should be that all people’s lives matter, which conservatives say.

      There are countless examples. Let’s take the word homophobia trotted out at the drop of a hat. Not one word about Familyphobia, is there? The wrecking of families through left policies, with the Tories then coming in and delivering the coup-de-grace through Osborne’s faux-austerity.

  6. Sackerson
    August 20, 2015 at 13:19

    I refer you to the rest of the answer I gave at 09:26. Compare and contrast a US “Conservative” with a UK Conservative, and both (and the “Left”) with what you think a follower of JC should believe and do.

    • August 20, 2015 at 14:14

      I can only speak for myself here but “exactly as he is doing” is the answer in my case. Continuing to uncover humbug, whether left, CINO, RINO, Tory, Labour or Them.

      I’ve written three posts on it. Enough.

  7. james wilson
    August 20, 2015 at 18:52

    A conservative is someone who attempts to reassemble the mistaken ideas of the left into some working order while the left is off making new mistakes. A right winger is someone who realizes that it is the inevitable fate of democracy to become the worst form of government including all the others.

  8. Wolfie
    August 20, 2015 at 21:02

    The left-wing policy makers learned their lessons in the Thatcher years. Twenty years in the wilderness is a lot of time to plan.

    The boomers who voted in the Labour governments of the ’70s abandoned old labour as they grew older and wealthier, now that they had increased earning power and assets they wanted lower taxes and the left hated them for their betrayal.

    Many went abroad to look at Islamo-Communist regimes such as Iran and new African states in their post colonial chaos and came to simple conclusions.

    We needed a voter base that could be guaranteed not to better themselves and more accustomed to direct bribery for votes from the state within a climate of ethnic division.

    The solution for an endless Socialist rule was … third world immigration.

    • Sackerson
      August 21, 2015 at 07:56

      I think we need to move on from the Left-Right way of seeing. Tony Blair could just as easily have stood for the Conservatives that his father had supported. It is about power, and both sides of that specious divide love it.

      Immigration suits the businessman – cheap labour supports his profits while an expanding population creates additional demand. Ironically the Socialists may be cutting their own throats by going along with it, as the economically poorer countries from which many of the immigrants come have traditional ideas about family and community and may agree with British Conservatives when the latter preach that you should look after your own and not have to pay higher taxes for layabouts to whom you are not related.

      As inequality of income and wealth increases, the most fortunate are in a position to detach themselves from their native lands and float about the world like the inhabitants of Laputa, escaping taxes and regulation and increasingly, using their servants in the political assemblies below to change the rules on both to suit themselves. And of course they are also co-opting the Fourth Estate. I have long said that this nexus of business, politics and the media is becoming the new pan-European (perhaps global) aristocracy. “Bella gerant alii, tu felix Austria nube (Let others make war; you, fortunate Austria, marry).”

      I suppose they also hope to escape the dangerous social consequences of the instability they create, but perhaps like the ancient Mayans they will discover they are more dependent on their inferiors than they had assumed.

      • August 21, 2015 at 10:29

        You’ve just touched on what I’ve scheduled for 16:00 in which I say some of this. 🙂

        Wolfie, James – yes.

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