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The case for Jacob Rees-Mogg

Confession time – when I see a genuine conservative who’s also a Eurosceptic, then he starts to look good.

And when one reads:

At the 1997 general election, Rees-Mogg was the Conservative candidate for the traditional Labour seat of Central Fife and attracted ridicule, after canvassing a largely working-class neighbourhood with his former nanny;[8] on election night he came third, gaining 9% of the votes cast,[11] slightly fewer than half of the votes won by the previous Conservative candidate in 1992. However, rumours that he had toured the constituency in a Bentley were described as “scurrilous” − he insisted it had been a Mercedes.[12]

… that’s even better.

In 1999, when it was being rumoured that his “anachronistically posh” Received Pronunciation accent was working against his chances of being selected for a safe Conservative seat, Rees-Mogg was defended by letter writers to The Daily Telegraph, one of whom claimed that “an overt form of intimidation exists, directed against anyone who dares to eschew the current, Americanised, mode of behaviour, speech and dress”.

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Inferior men

The ladies will be feeling neglected, so best to do a post on them.

Every human has foibles, from mild to destructive if left unchecked. As you know, they fall along age lines, political and religious lines, gender lines.

This one is well illustrated using the analogy of Kissinger. When he went into Rwanda, the two sides were in an uneasy truce. He left and went home, a month later there was bloody slaughter.

It’s the oldest one in the book – go in, determine fault lines of anger, vanity, pride, prejudice and play on them to weaken any agreements standing at the time.

When Friedan, a communist, acted as vanguard for those forces we fight today, she highlighted things women had always bellyached on about. A woman does do a lot of bellyaching, let’s be fair and a man often doesn’t care enough about things he should, let’s also be fair about that.… More here ...

The rational versus the emotional

Nobody is saying that one should not feel – we all have emotions, feelings, compassion and one of those things is the fate of one’s society, for children and grandchildren to grow up in.  This was behind the sacrifices in the World Wars though of course, they had no choice, the soldiers.

When a doctor looks at your ailment, he might give you something for the immediate symptoms but he also addresses the root cause.  The root causes of society’s ills are:

1. Abandoning the ethic best encapsulated in the gospels, whether you’re religious or not and that particular way in America, Britain and colonies that that ethic blended with the secular – avoiding extremes, having a good life of work, family, home, car.

2. For when it was abandoned, one of the key points of the enemy’s agenda, the very fabric of society was now ripe for destruction and there were just the ‘people’ to do it – the global elite and all their constructs and narratives, specifically designed to take in the naive and history-ignorant.… More here ...

Reasons to become a hermit #457

This was our heatwave:

There’s such a thing as being too curmudgeonly but the idea of being on burning hot sand with all of them, becoming a lobster for some reason and swimming in the effluent to cool down may have been all right in days gone by … but not now.

However, I’d take that in preference to where Britain is headed in a decade:

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