The left is unified. Anyone, no matter how unimpeachable her leftist credentials, who dares go against the Cult-Marx catechisms shall be cast out, humiliated and destroyed. The left eat their own, as they always do, but there are no competing streams of thought within their milieus. A wag might suggest there is not presently a single stream of thought. In any case, there is only one Left, it is called Baizuo, and I need not repeat its many and contradictory shibboleths to my venerable readers.
The right is entirely different. There is the mainstream, pro-immigration, pro-business, pro-globalism and pro-war (any war!) right of the old-school conservative parties in each Anglophone country. Among those are the social conservatives who would happily approve Lenin for the Supreme Court if only he were pro-life. There are the libertarians who focus mostly on taxation, regulation and free trade. There are the paleo conservatives, who care much less about the role of government in the economy than they do about immigration and foreign interventionism. And there is the hard right, perhaps defined as those wanting new, separate ethno-states rather than just the maintenance of what fragments remains of the old ones.
The groups fight each other, but none seems to Read More
There have been several studies examining brainwashing and it seems that it doesn’t work well or not for very long. Indoctrinated PoWs or cult members tend to revert back to their normal selves after leaving that environment and returning to the familiar comforts and habits of home. So that’s good. I cannot find said studies now to link but evidence is for fascists.
However, there is one group that is exquisitely vulnerable to any sort of brainwashing, be it political, religious or otherwise: Read More
Recently the government here decided that the precarious water situation was under control. City water had improved so much that they decided to ban private water truck deliveries. After all, that water is more expensive. It must be a scam. City water ought to be good enough for anyone.
My canny reader wonders, why on earth would residents pay extra for unnecessary water anyway? Do we really need a law against it? You might as well ban staring at the sun or poking broken glass up your urethra.
TIA, mate. This Is Africa. Some houses are supposed to be Read More
A Chinese Communist Party official enjoys the romantic attentions of his 18 year old lover. The back story is here.
The Chinese Communist Party has the absolute right to rule China in any manner it wishes.
This post is not directed at Western meddlers. It is for the Chinese subjects themselves, including the malcontent rascals in Hong Kong and the expat anti-patriots. Most of all it is for any mainland Chinese man who dares to question, in his heart of hearts, the legitimacy of his overlords.
This is not an argument based on Read More
Is Shinzo Abe secretly smarter than all of us? Is he running rings around the Chinese, manipulating them for his own political purposes? Read More