Maigret and the search for authenticity

Quick editorial word – this slot on Wednesday will not always be for classical music, it will also look at classical films or TV series, probably on an alternating basis.

I took in what was said by some readers about Rupert Davies and watched yet another episode:

Yes, he was good but still there’s something wooden about the production. If you watch Z Cars and the like from the time and compare that to, say, The Bill or Minder, there’s no doubt production values vastly improved.

Does WHO want to outlaw men?

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty here:

A post caught my eye this week at the Telegraph – Single men will get the right to start a family under new definition of fertility.

To whit the World Health Organization intends to amend the definition of infertility from someone who is unable to conceive after twelve months of sustained trying to someone who is unable to conceive because nobody wants to fuck them.

Tim Newman posted about this and his take was that we are seeing drastic social changes being pushed through by unelected and unaccountable international bodies such as WHO, UNESCO, the UN and others. As Tim states, wars have started over less than this.

Before addressing the topic, this is what we as bloggers should be doing, nay, MUST do – get the info out there to readers, many who go to these sorts of blogs but there is always a certain overlapping. In my case, it’s OoL, N.O. and Twitter where I can get things out, maybe FB.

I do believe we must keep it going, never letting the buggers get away scot free.

Cathartic [not]

Reference was made in a previous post to the awful things the media are running to upset and nauseate us but at least they take our minds off other worries for the nonce. They might be said to be cathartic, except …

There are two things I saw last evening which cannot be unseen but first a quote from a reader at N.O. on the gay cake matter.

“Do you think this is the way to make us love buggery?” I had written.

Dfordoom replied:

It’s not intended to do that. They’ve gone way beyond that. The intention is to humiliate us. To force us to do things that are repugnant to us and to force us to pretend to believe in things that we know are wrong and absurd.

What they’re doing is demonstrating their power over us and reminding us that they won the culture wars. They want to make sure we know that there is nothing they cannot force us to do.

They are certainly trying to force us, not only to confront but also to accept as normal. However, certain things still nauseate the average person who’s been brought up right and the spinoff is that if they can’t get us to take something as normalized, then upsetting us is just as useful, to keep us demoralized.


There are some words consistently misused – redundant is one and cathartic is another. Google says it means:


Well you know, though it be figuratively applied, it’s probably right to say that this lot below – linked to today’s insanity out there – does purge other worries, but that’s hardly a good thing.

All of us are worried about something, more often than not financial or even if that’s sorted, the syndicated media insists on bringing horrors to us. Certain things in the media are going to be mentioned in the post at 09:00 so maybe hold comment on this aspect till then.

# How the left do it – absurd over-payments to the favoured ones: