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Trump and his pyrotechnic brashness.

Trump and his pyrotechnic brashness which causes the Liberal media to run about as if their hair was on fire.

The fiction about fiction writers

One might define fiction as the kind of writing in which it is impossible to tell the truth and very hard to make a mistake. If authors insist that what they are saying is actually true, we would take this as a fictional pronouncement

We are living in the age of moral inquisition.

Don't do that, don't say that, you are loud hailered from those atop Mount Moral
to behave as they do - as if they know, that their morals are no more than opinions
subject to the vagaries of historical times.  

All men’s work, women’s work – is never just work: it is also sexed.

To say that sex work is ‘just work’ is to forget that all work – men’s work, women’s work – is never just work: it is also sexed.

What the hell is Intersectionality?

Intersectionality is an analytic framework which attempts to identify how interlocking systems of power impact those who are most marginalized in society.[1] Intersectionality considers that the various aspects of humanity, such as classracesexual orientationdisability and gender, do not exist separately from each other but are complexly interwoven.

The lament of a male assasin

'...but I was cast out and rejected, forced to endure an existence of loneliness and insignificance, all because the females of the human species were incapable of seeing the value in me.'

On 23 May 2014, Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old college dropout, became the world’s most famous ‘incel’ – involuntary celibate. The term can, in theory, be applied to both men and women, but in practice it picks out not sexless men in general, but a certain kind of sexless man: the kind who is convinced he is owed sex, and is enraged by the women who deprive him of it. Rodger stabbed to death his two housemates, Weihan Wang and Cheng Hong, and a friend, George Chen, as they entered his apartment on Seville Road in Isla Vista, California. Three hours later he drove to the Alpha Phi sorority house near the campus of UC Santa Barbara. He shot three women on the lawn, killing two of them, Katherine Cooper and Veronika Weiss. Rodger then went on a drive-by shooting spree through Isla Vista, killing Christopher Michaels-Martinez, also a student at UCSB, with a single bullet to the chest inside a Deli Mart, and wounding 14 others. He eventually crashed his BMW coupé at an intersection. He was found dead by the police, having shot himself in the head.

Could it be that  ‘Pornography is the theory, and gun violence rape is the practice?

When information just disappears

So here’s the thought experiment: Throw a book into the black hole. The book carries information. Perhaps that information is about physics, perhaps that information is the plot of a romance novel — it could be any kind of information. But as far as anyone knows, the outgoing Hawking radiation is the same no matter what went into the black hole. The information is apparently lost — where did it go?

On redrafting a New York Times article

Peter Cheevers

He seeks to weaken an institution that serves to constrain the abusive exercise of executive authority. Well that high and mighty claim could be rewritten ' he seeks to highlight the quite obvious bias of a left leaning press.' '...has initiated a gladiatorial contest pitting the principle of freedom of the press against a principle of his own invention:, could be rewritten as '...he has set out to highlight that there is no freedom or fairness in a press corps who universally castigate someone who does not dance to their partisan political tune. Trump's war of words against the Press. (OK he is not Shakespeare, who is? scan the NYT's comments page including mine) seeks to highlight an institution that serves to undermine a democratically elected President with a critical onslaught that borders on the demented panic of a religious sect. I could go on and reconstruct every sentence in this article, but hey,call me indolent, life is just too short.


Thomas Chatterton
Henry Wallis - Chatterton - Google Art Project.jpg

A new dawn

'...after it joined the W.T.O and it (China) led to the sudden loss of about one million factory jobs' in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.' Trump won all of those states and it was because the populace had been dumped willy nilly into a state of economic desperation by Globalism; and how come 'globalissm' has not attained the perjorative status of 'populism'  could  it be that in the US one now lives under  the diktats of an overwhelmingly left leaning press - thank you soi distanteducated Professors from your tenured chairs for engineering a liberal stampede in journalismwhich currently fuels the division in the USA and causes the liberal media to run about as if their hair was on fire whenever Trump voices anything.

Brexit, Trump, Austria, Hungary Italy Poland Germany there is a counter movement taking place  here which is undeniable, People holding on to a core belief that this is not happening despite the evidence may hold on to their core belief by rationalizing away evidence, however  they are consigned to live with the cognitive dissonance and fear of that new dawn.

Now Michelle wants us to admire her paintings, vanity, vanity all is vanity.

The comments in the New York Times are so stupid it is frightening

Peter Cheevers

 England 11 hours ago

Let me say God Bless Michelle and her family, I do wish her well with her artistic endeavours however a Latin phrase does help here
Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas,  (vanity of vanity, all is vanity)

Below is your blogger's comment.

 England 11 hours ago
Let me say God Bless Michelle and her family, I do wish her well with her artistic endeavours however one balks and the caveats abound when discussing her. 'We go high while you go low' was one of Michelle Obama's stunningly banal urgings for her friend Hillary Clinton in the recent US Elections; as space doe not contain high or low this was to engage in trite utilitarian language. Speaking of language, another caveat was Christopher Hitchen's view on Michelle Obama's University thesis: 'this was not written in any known language' Hitchens asserted, and continued: ' Michelle Michelle Obama’s commencement speech at Tuskegee which is designated as a historically black university — she encouraged graduates to challenge and rise above the racially-based slights, insults and indignities they may face. “The road ahead is not going to be easy,” Michelle said in her address. “It never is, especially for folks like you and me.' As Hitchen's observed,'Is this not the rage of entitlement?' for Hitchen's reminds us that Michelle Obama failed to mention that her Grades to get into Princeton University were not good enough, however she was the beneficiary of 'affirmative action'. More recently she was seen with James Corden in 'carpool karaoke', call me a snob, but one could not help wondering as one watched it about the dignity of office.

How cultural wars are dividing nations

If 90%,  or thereabouts,  of the Professoriat is of a leftist bent then what Universities have become are ideology factories.  Depending on ones political sympathies this statistic is a positive or a negative  But if one accepts the leftist bent in academia from where was there thinking derived?

It was not causa sui,  its origins must lie somewhere.  If the thinking is guided by morals these also
are not causa sui, plucked out of the ether, they could be safely viewed as ever changing opinions, one only has to look at history for evidence of that. Leftist viewpoints can be traced back to origins and for many its origins are to be found in the Frankfurt school of the 1920s

As someone who spent  a decade in academia (and never hearing an illiberal view) I too was beguiled by postmodernism.  If communism didn't work and it didn't how about disguising it into cultural
wars as a means to disrupting the values of  the West.  This methodology appears to have worked
see; the US a divided nation and the UK following in its divisive wake 

The snake oil politicians of the left

'Snake oil', 'intolerant'  are we to suppose that the smoothy career politicians duo of Blair & Clinton were not peddling snake oil; how about Blair's policy of gerrymandering the county flooding the nation with immigration  to rub the electorates nose in diversity, or Clinton's foundation or his rampant  libido...shall we leave it at is a bit early in the morning.  The ad hominen fall back resort of calling others with an opposing view illiberal, is just more of the same bleating.  If you cannot see the illiberal side of the Blair Clinton  Merkel triumvirate OK she is not Crassus, to their Julius Caesar & Pompey, then you belong to a religious sect, no wonder people increasingly term Liberalism as a secular religion, and your writer on his pulpit is spreading the Gospel.  Isn't this just, well, more of the same?

The danger to us all of conventional career politicians like Obama.

The danger to us all of conventional career politicians, like Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama see their cringing behaviour and lack of courage with North Korea.
As to Theresa May; Mrs May please take a leaf out of the Trump approach when dealing with those little rocket men bureaucrats in the EU.

How reluctant Editors are to grant Trump any merit.

How reluctant the UK's newspaper the Guardian is to celebrate the advent of what appear to be an entente cordiale; at present no more than a cordial understanding with North Korea; the same applies to the New York Times; of course caution and balance is an admirable thing especially if one is crossing a busy road, but cautious comments might also be seen as timidity and balance as no more than sitting on the fence.  For God's sake Guardian/NYT editors, stop being so nit pickingly judicious; the traffic has temporarily stopped and in semiotic speak the sign says cross, isn't that at least some kind of relief?

Editors and journalists with a touch of the North Koreas

A New York Times writer sneeringly opines of Trump '..who is hanging onto Donald Trump like — um, we will not say Stormy Daniels. That would be totally tacky'.  No, to the writers faux apologetic self aggrandizing,  it would be sneering, giggling and rather girly and of a type of writing that is emblematic of self appointed 'savants' who emerge from ideology factories (good Universities) where they are indoctrinated in what can only be described as a quite terrifying way. As someone who has gone through the  'Higher' Education process for a decade and never ever hearing an illiberal view I know what it is like to have been educated in a ivy walled North Korean ideology factory and so it would appear of your frighteningly biased writers.
Now I wonder why this dissenting voice wont be published by the  New York Times,  could it be that we are ourselves are being subjected to a touch of the North Korea's
by soi disant educated Editors and left leaning journalists.

Trump and N.Korea savour the bouquet before using the spitoon

Will there be an iota of mea culpa in your comments page or from your writers to the N. Korea (on the face of it) entente cordiale, I doubt it, for to keep the ad hominen arsenal stocked one must  keep identifying the enemy (Trump).  One would have thought this 'apparent' peace accord news would have served as a requiem for the certainty of your readers and writers who opine  about the 'Donald', or that it might have caused a hesitation in what now appears to be their epistemologicaly flawed certainty.  One should disengage from what might  turn out  out to be ideological factories.  All communication is a process of transubstantiation. This water into wine process has an allegorical potential i.e. a message is absorbed and distilled by the receiver; so my advice, I humbly submit, to your writers and those making comments on Trump, the results are not yet in, so savour any bouquet before employing the spittoon. 

A satire on Lefitst complaints

Peter Cheevers

 England 52 minutes ago

How dare those Fox News types accuse our Trump criticisms as being of a quasi religious nature, mocking us that we are chanting eschatological hymns and enthronement psalms, well, not quite in those words, but you know what I mean and just because we pray for a new post Trump dawn, they mock;
'what you going to be saved by sainted triumvirate of Nancy Pelosi, Chelsea Clinton or Oprah, or the never ending Mueller inquisition, well, point the finger as you may Fox folks, but remember when you do there are always 4 fingers pointing back at you.

Is the New York Times an ideology factory?

Post a comment on the New York Tines comments page but make sure it has a strong leftist sympathy for in this Lberal echo chamber, you are not going to be heard unless you toe the Party line; I know, I have tried.

It is as if the people contributing to the comments past were taking part in a quasi religious ritual; enthronement psalms, eschatological hymns

abound - there will be a new dawn and we will all be saved by the sainted triumvirate of Nancy Pelosi, Chelsea Clinton or Oprah. No wonder the left's moral advocating  is often referred to as a secular religion

One can only describe the comments page as astonishingly biased so much so that like
the Guardian in the UK it becomes ripe for satire, rather than being bastions of Democracy, these twin organs, I would submit are blaring foghorns to a Liberal ideology.

Of course the same could be argued of say Fox News in the US or the Daily Mail in the
UK.  Do they also not accommodate dissenting views? Well, let's hear the argument.

A comment piece the New York Times didn't publish

There is a phenomenon in the US (currently California) and in the UK
metropolitan cities like London, the phenomenon is termed 'white flight'.
Crudely put, the indigenous white population are heading for the hills. If one accepts this is occurring why is it occurring? Equally there is a phenomenon happening with voters across continents; Brexit, Trump, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia now Italy and Merkel limping along wounded by her German guilt. Could the answer to these cultural tsunamis be Immigration? One trembles to say such a thing such might be the cacophony of ad hominen name calling and character assassination that may ensue. What I find really alarming about the NYT comments is the universality of the voice of the anti-Trump herd, no one appears to veer off from this comments stampede for a little reflective grazing.  But Hello Liberals the 'deplorables' (moi) are
aspirationals too. My advice to Liberals is that it would be a very naive sort of dogmatism to assume that there exists an absolute reality of things which is the same for all: meritocratic diversity globalists just might have seen their time come and go, for they too are a phenomenon and as to those indignant to an opposing view I close with a quote from Erich Fromm,'There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as moral indignation, which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue.' Now will this pass the censor I wonder?

What is presence of mind?

1.3 What is Presence of Mind?
Think of the the lack of consciousness while carrying out a domestic task i.e washing the dishes; I ask you to compare that to a prime minister making a decision whether or not to take the country into war. He or she would endeavour to be ‘mindful’ of all aspects of the decision. ‘Mindful,’ then, is a term we apply in order to determine whether one is morally aware or not. A component of what we have called mindfulness is awareness of the influential context, a primary goal in the educational system. This refers to consciousness to some degree of all the influences impinging on one’s current act – including attitudes, concerns, motives, goals and so forth.
However, awareness of influences does not consist in weighing the proposed act down with irrelevant thoughts, such as egoistic self-consciousness, but ideally emptying the mind of extraneous material. Of course, this state of mindfulness is a difficult thing to achieve. In yoga meditation, emptying of the extraneous is known as pratyahara. In this state of meditation, you just calmly observe internal or external disturbances. As you do so, they either cease to exist or to appear, or they at least cease to disturb us. In this way, our consciousness can settle and become more intense. However, this sort of idealism for consciousness is not without problems. 

Your different levels of consciousness

. But think of a task calling for more attention, say the crossing of a busy road, Image result for crossing a busy road
then compare it to washing the dishes. Image result for washing the dishes

Clearly there is performance and performance.

the Mueller of probe or the US Inquistion

 Trial of Joen of Arc and Galilleo, no one is claiming Donald Trump is a either of these
however Mueller and his cronies are emblematic of the Inquisition

Has Liberalism come to a cultural STOP sign?

Here in the UK Brexit was not decided empirically; 'immigration... good for the economy' it was decided viscerally; the indigenous population felt, if not asphyxiated then culturally threatened and voted that is enough immigration.

Despite Obama's endeavours to convince the UK otherwise, how undemocratic was that?

A similar voting phenomenon has been enacted and is growing across Europe (see Italian elections today) Why is this? It does nothing to label such voters as 'deplorables' (where was that woman educated?) better to view this 'populist' phenomenon as a reaction to a quasi religious movement called Liberalism, whose driving force has been morally dubious platitudes,

I mean where do these moral claims come from are they just causa sui 'things' that are plucked out of the air or are they no more than the opinions of interested parties; allied to such opinions is the guilt of the 'haves' (Merkel) towards the 'have nots' - the untold millions of 'economic' migrants, by all reports, the majority of which are young able bodied young men who might do better to stay in the service of reviving the economies of their own countries rather than seeking a 'better' (economic) life abroad

Perhaps Liberalism which many view as a secular substitute for religion and which gives so many people 'meaning' in their lives has been given its chance and judging by recent voting choices across Europe and the US has come to a cultural 'STOP' sign.

Italy more than any place in the world

Italy is, more than anywhere else in the world right now, even more than Brexit, even more than the Trump revolution in the US, the cutting edge of the sovereignty movement, of people saying we’ve tried to play by the rules, we’ve voted in centre-Left governments and centre-Right governments, and none of that has worked," Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, told The Telegraph in Rome.
“So now people are looking at another alternative. What they want is power back to the people in a populist revolt.”

Hollywood is not a serious place

There is a sizable body of opinion of Hollywood that it is one giant confidence trick. There is another view, mine, that actors are just not serious people.

For instance, how about choosing to being unemployed as a lifestyle? Well, become an actor. The average unemployment rate for actors, according to the Actor's Equity Association in the UK, hovers around 90 percent.
Could it be that these actors or 'thespians', I said thespians, are driven by a personal purgatory of self-doubt and lured on by the facade of those perfect Hollywood types who have 'made it'.
Alfred Adler coined the term inferiority complex, to Adler, this striving for superiority lies at the core of neurosis; ipso facto, striving for superiority is a feature of narcissistic personality disorder.

There are two kinds of narcissists one the grandiose super-entitled Hollywood types, and the common man include me in that, who feels un-entitled. When you’re dealing with someone like an actor, I know because I am one myself, there’s a more than average chance that narcissism will rear its ugly head.

For the need to feel 'special' seems to play the most important role for self-aggrandizing individuals like actors. So I would submit that actors are just not serious people, but being an actor myself has me in a qaundary and the only way I can resolve it is to attend that actor class I have booked here in London, you know actor therapy and cheap too, only $150; OK, call me naive then.

Actors...don't you just love them


The UK Labour Party the last leftist political group standing in Europe


IDENTITY POLITICS VULGARISES a tendency for people of a particular religion, race, social background, etc., to form exclusive political alliances, moving away from traditional broad-based party politics

 liberals should be less fixated on the solipsistic politics of identity –

When the Labour leftist Politicians opened the UK gates to mass immigration.

Decade that changed the face of the UK: 4million migrants settle in the UK and in London less than half of the population is white British

  • 7.5million residents of England and Wales were foreign-born in 2011
  • Just 44.9 per cent of Londoners are White British, according to census data
  • Less than 90 per cent of country is white for the first time ever
  • Census data reveal just 59 per cent now call themselves Christian as a quarter say they have no religion and 5 per cent are Muslim
  • he huge increases in migrants over the last decade were partly due to a politically motivated attempt by ministers to radically change the country and "rub the Right's nose in diversity", according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Tony Blair, Jack Straw and David Blunkett.
    He said Labour's relaxation of controls was a deliberate plan to "open up the UK to mass migration" but that ministers were nervous and reluctant to discuss such a move publicly for fear it would alienate its "core working class vote".
    As a result, the public argument for immigration concentrated instead on the economic benefits and need for more migrants.
    Critics said the revelations showed a "conspiracy" within Government to impose mass immigration for "cynical" political reasons.Migration was a key factor in a decade of dramatic change in the make-up of the people of the country and in their beliefs, the census showed.
    It found that as millions arrived from abroad, traditional pillars of society were crumbling.
    The numbers professing to be Christians fell by four million and for the first time ever fewer than half the adult population were married.
The Migration Watch UK think-tank said yesterday: ‘This is the clear result of Labour’s mass immigration policy which brought nearly four million immigrants to England and Wales in ten years.
‘Immigration on this scale is completely unacceptable to the vast majority of the public and is obviously unsustainable. 

The Labour goal under Tony Blair - rub the UK's nose in diversity - and thereby get more votes

The huge increases in migrants to the Uk over the last decade were partly due to a politically motivated attempt by ministers to radically change the country and "rub the Right's nose in diversity", according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Tony Blair, 
He said Labour's relaxation of controls was a deliberate plan to "open up the UK to mass migration" but that ministers were nervous and reluctant to discuss such a move publicly for fear it would alienate its "core working class vote".
As a result, the public argument for immigration concentrated instead on the economic benefits and need for more migrants.
Critics said the revelations showed a "conspiracy" within Government to impose mass immigration for "cynical" political reasons.

 The Labour goal under Tony Blair to rub the UK's nose in diversity - and thereby get more votes are the Democrats in the US of the same mind set?

Can America learn from events in Paris 1968

The volatile period of civil unrestin France during May 1968 was punctuated by demonstrations and massive general strikes as well as the occupation of universities and factories across France. 

At the height of its fervor, it brought the entire economy of France to a virtual halt.[1]

 The protests reached such a point that political leaders feared civil war or revolution; the national government itself momentarily ceased to function after President Charles de Gaulle secretly fled France for a few hours.1968-05 Évènements de mai à Bordeaux - Rue Paul-Bert 1.jpg

Merkel fatigue is this smooth automobile of a politician clapped out and ready for scrapyard

There is growing ‘Merkel fatigue’ in the country and her centrist theology — Merkelism — is seen as a cause, not a remedy, for the current malaise. Her open-door migration policy has been blamed for pushing voters into the arms of Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), and transforming it from a reviled fringe group to a party with 92 members of parliament.

Well Auf Wiedersehen Frau Merkel and as you exit take your  inaprobiate guilt with you.

The New York Times and its crusade against Donald Trump

To read the New York Times is to reminded of

Izvestia or Pravda, those Russian newspapers

where dissent meant a decade in the Gulag.  The New York Times is viewed as a democratic organ
 a bastion of  free speech; yet in its dealing of Trump there is wall to wall mocking, sneering, and rather infantile giggling; yet  the quality of journalism by their soi disant (so called) educated journalists is decidely average
I mean if you are looking for Journalistic depth cast your eyes elsewhere.

Scan one of their articles ridiculing Trump and you will see on average 300 to 400  hundred comments from the readers and I defy you or anybody else to find  a comment which is not Trump bashing.  It is frighteningly like some and mad herd snorting and blowing as they aimlessly thunder after their prey.

Have a read on the Internet and see for yourself, oh sorry, of those 400 comment there is one who challenges and criticises the article, me, your blogger, Peter Cheevers - but I have to rein in my criticisms for anything too crtiical of the NYT or its journalists is jut not printed.

Here is one they did not print on Sarah Hucakbee being irritating.

New York Times wrote on 28/02/18
'She even came in behind Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a person whose only actual power is to be irritating.'

My response is below:

To quote George Orwell ' have to be really of the educated classes to make such a claim.' For this is a

particularly un chivalorous remark and even anti women perchance? You see we can all play the victim card.

An observation from this side of a less biased ocean for 'Une femme d'un certain age' to withstand a veritable lions den of hostility on a daily basis is a remarkable feat of equanimity.

So why do I see it that way and you see conversely? I mean, who is wearing the blinkers; why is your utopia my dystopia? Is it culture, education?

Or is it simply the Liberal voice wailing like some lone wolf in a wilderness without power. 

Lear, Donald Trump and their fawners

Is there such a thing as Clinton fawners; Obama ingratiators; Schumer supplicants; Pelosi panderers; Lear luvvies, his daughters, Gomeril/Regan; a list acolytes;

having arrived at what appears to be a very normal state of human affairs, crooking the knee to power, one could go on but as the list is, best not to.

'Oikophobia' is sweeping across America,

There are such things as xenophobia, nationalism, etc. In other words, various forms of hating and diminishing the foreign and the foreigners.

However a new phenomenon in the US, yes, it is 
'Oikophobia' sweeping across America, the word Oikophobia defines a hatred of one's country

So who is fanning these flames, you don't have to look far before arriving at 'Progrssives'
with their hubristic claims they are 'progressing' towards something better.

Who said it would be better?  Pogressives

How do they define Progress?

It is at this point the name calling begins.

The case against 'progtessives'.

Who has deemed these action groups to be progressive and who supinely accepts that they are?

The New York Times for one. A good deal of chutzpah or naivety is required to call one’s self a ‘progressive’. For what is the etymology of the word ‘Progress’; ‘characterized by advancement’ the dictionary informs, but advancement towards what? It could be the ‘swamp’ or it could be that revered moral high ground beloved of the left; whereas bestriding the certainty of morals for many is to be no more than standing on the slippery slope of ever changing opinion.

To have an opinion of somebody (Trump) by necessity one must be measuring it against somebody or something, otherwise the opinion is solipsistic, or causa sui; so when Trump is damned - as is invariably the case by the New York Times why not compare and contrast to define current alternatives; Trump as opposed to the paucity of say, Clinton.

And could these sainted progressives be regressives for they do not have the responsibility of power so they can indulge in nihilistic anarchy to their idealistic heart's content. I would submit History may aid us here; 'Progressives' often possess a belief in moral and intellectual progress, whereas for Marxism, man, at root, becomes only economic; for Darwin, man becomes merely biological and for Freud, merely psychological. So there is an historical divergence of views. Perhaps one should consider this before anointing demonstrators as ‘progressive’