Monday, March 22, 2010

The arrogance, sleaze and corruption at the heart of New Labour

The revelation that four (yes, four) cabinet ministers were caught in an undercover sting boasting that they were able to secure access to ministers and change Government policy in return for £3000-£5000 ought to appall all democrats. It is not ‘cash for questions’: it is worse. It is ‘cash for Government policy’ garnished with ‘cash for Government access’.

The sleaze which bedevilled John Major’s final years was as nothing compared to this: a few individuals were guilty of taking bungs in brown envelopes in return for tabling questions in Parliament; a former minister went to prison for perjury. And yet the residual (un-)popular memory of that era is of a government ‘mired in sleaze’.

New Labour promised to be ‘whiter than white’, yet they have not only bankrupted the country and inflicted us again with trade union militancy: they gave us Peter Mandelson; the £1 million Bernie Ecclestone affair; ‘cash for honours’; Derek Draper’s lies; Damian McBride’s plot to smear David Cameron and other senior Conservatives with lies and malicious slander; Peter Mandelson; a voting system worthy of a banana republic; Charlie Wheelan and Ed Balls with their ‘forces of hell’; a corrupt and deficient Speaker – the first to resign in 300 years; Peter Mandelson; Jack Dromey’s dodgy accounting; quangos, cronies; Lord Mandelson; three MPs facing prison for falsifying accounts; and now four cabinet ministers boasting they can grant ‘favours’ to private companies, at a price.

Stephen Byers spelled it out quite specifically: he saved companies millions of pounds in his ‘secret deals’ with Lord Adonis, the Transport Secretary, and Lord Mandelson, the Business Secretary. He was recorded as saying he was like a ‘cab for hire’ who would work for up to £5,000 a day, could get confidential information from No 10 and was able to help firms involved in price-fixing get around the law.

This is not merely a matter for the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner: it is not simply an inquiry into whether the ministerial code of conduct has been broken. This conduct is criminal.

Patricia Hewitt, a former health secretary, and Geoff Hoon, a former defence secretary, were also secretly recorded offering their services to the bogus lobbyists. Mr Hoon reportedly offered to lead delegations to ministers, and said he wanted to make use of his knowledge and contacts in a way that ‘frankly makes money'. He said he charged £3,000 a day. And Baroness Morgan, a former adviser to Tony Blair, also allegedly offered to arrange meetings with ministers.

Of course, they all deny any wrongdoing.

But they were all recorded by the bogus lobbying company, and the evidence is damning.

And so they now attempt to brush off this sleazy affair with admissions of ‘exaggeration’, or (quite incredibly) a statement that they were suspicious of the company and so somehow ‘played along’ and purposely ‘overstated the case’.

They must think we are all irredeemably stupid.

Frank Field was right when he spoke of the 'darkness at the heart of the Labour Party'.

We have a government built upon a foundation lies, deception and corruption. There is sin at the heart of this Labour Government, and the Devil dwells within Number 10. It is time for the whole edifice to come tumbling down.


Blogger PJH said...

a corrupt and deficient Speaker

Ouch - that's a bit strong...

– the first to resign in 300 years

Oh, you mean that one.

As you were...

22 March 2010 at 10:15  
Anonymous Trencherbone said...

A few more Labour betrayals to add to the list.

22 March 2010 at 10:20  
Blogger john in cheshire said...

These 'people' must discuss their intentions with each other, otherwise how do they know the going rate?
In addition to all the other illegal activities they have committed, are they not also guilty of conspiracy to defraud the electorate? Surely, treason has to be at the bottom of what they have done to us for the past 13 years. Doesn't anyone ever have the charge of treason brought against them and if not, why not?

22 March 2010 at 10:35  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace

You list more than enough reasons for the people to desist from voting for the Socialist:

1. New Labour promised to be ‘whiter than white’,
2. yet they have not only bankrupted the country and inflicted us again with trade union militancy: they gave us Peter Mandelson;
3. the £1 million Bernie Ecclestone affair;
4. ‘cash for honours’;
5. Derek Draper’s lies;
6. Damian McBride’s plot to smear David Cameron and other senior Conservatives with lies and malicious slander;
7. Peter Mandelson;
8. a voting system worthy of a banana republic;
9. Charlie Wheelan and Ed Balls with their ‘forces of hell’;
10. a corrupt and deficient Speaker – the first to resign in 300 years;
11. Peter Mandelson;
12. Jack Dromey’s dodgy accounting;
13. quangos, cronies;
14. Lord Mandelson;
15. three MPs facing prison for falsifying accounts; and
16. now four cabinet ministers boasting they can grant ‘favours’ to private companies, at a price.

Yet – for all that – why are we in hung parliament territory?

It just does not make sense. Cameron and the Conservatives are on the wrong side of the culture war and the Government has spent £34 million on services offerred by the public sector; the subliminal message being: socialism cares.

22 March 2010 at 11:31  
Anonymous Graham Davis said...

There has been something rotten at the heart of government for some time. Power corrupts (and always has done) unless there is a counterweight to it. You may be surprised to hear me say this but the Christian concept of service to God probably was an exemplar on which the (now absent) public service principle was modelled.

That this principle was based on a non-existent deity creates a paradox. Is it better to believe a falsehood if the result is seen to be beneficial to that society or is the truth more important?

For me the latter is inevitable. To feign belief in order to use it as a controlling agent is hypocritical, impractical and ultimately immoral. So is there another force that can act as a counterweight to greed and ambition?

The only thing left is society itself. If enough people feel that they are part of the society in which they live, that this interlocking matrix is something that they can both invest in and rely upon, then maybe this would be the counterweight?

The Scandinavian model comes closest to this, (too Socialist I hear you say) but where people seem contented, where religious faith less evident, where people crime is relatively low and where politicians are reassuringly dull.

It is a difficult question for which the solution will not rely on now defunct concept of Right and Left or Good and Evil. We need a new politics and a new morality; the old models no longer work.

22 March 2010 at 11:34  
Anonymous martin sewell said...

I hear that Byers is referring himself but says that what he did was within the rules. I couldn't help but wonder - " Doesn't that make it even worse?"

22 March 2010 at 11:47  
Anonymous Graham Davis said...

where people crime is relatively low
Redundant word!
where crime is relatively low

22 March 2010 at 11:52  
Blogger Gnostic said...

Corrupt scumbags, piano wire, lamp posts. 'Nuff said...

22 March 2010 at 11:54  
Anonymous David said...

Why is this story not on the BBC web site?

22 March 2010 at 11:54  
Anonymous Hereward said...

And there will be no inquiry because Brown says everything's OK:

Mr Brown's spokesman told reporters at a regular daily briefing: "The Prime Minister has seen the statements from the departments and is satisfied that there is no impropriety."

He added: "The most important thing is to be sure - as we are - that there has been no impropriety in these departments about which there have been allegations... There is no need for an inquiry if the two departments have made the statements they have."

The spokesman added: "The Prime Minister is of the view that Mr Byers has done the right thing by referring himself to the parliamentary authorities."


PMQs will be fun this week!

22 March 2010 at 13:00  
Blogger Frugal Dougal said...

Surely New Labour is the most fascist regime to blight a European country since the administrations of Hitler and Stalin.

22 March 2010 at 13:07  
Blogger DeeDee99 said...

This is far and away the best blog I have read on this subject. Your Grace is to be commended.

The Conservatives should include it in their election campaign, with your permission of course.

22 March 2010 at 13:15  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

@ Graham Davis (11:34)—The Scandinavian model comes closest to this…where…crime is relatively low...

The low crime rates of Scandinavia have disappeared with the growth of multiculturalism. Fjordman’s Immigrant Rape Wave in Sweden makes useful, if disturbing, reading.

22 March 2010 at 14:00  
Blogger Dreadnaught said...

"...four cabinet Ministers" really?

Your Grace is being more than a little mischevious. Surely He is aware that these four scumbags are already disgraced EX-Ministers and one disowned Back-bencher none of who, are seeking re-election. How long will it take I wonder for the media hue-and-cry to run to ground politicos of other colours in the run up to an election.

As has been said before YG 'never let the truth get in the way of a good headline' - Tsk-tsk-tsk.

22 March 2010 at 14:03  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

If Labour politicians are guilty of arrogance, corruption and lying, what adjectives are left to describe the Conservative prime minister who made this statement in a television broadcast in January, 1973?

❛There are some in this country who fear that in going into Europe we shall in some way sacrifice independence and sovereignty. These fears, I need hardly say, are completely unjustified.❜

Heath’s treachery, subsequently compounded by Thatcher, Major, Blair and Brown, completely overshadows Hoon’s venality.

22 March 2010 at 14:22  
Anonymous not a machine said...

I am surprised to read your first Paragraph Graham Davies ! What on earth next ,the spiritual realm does exist?

Such huge deceptions frauds and lies and even then they cannot see or admitt what they have done.

socialism ! may as well term it despotism .

22 March 2010 at 14:27  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Oh Dreadnaught! How long will you abuse our patience?

22 March 2010 at 14:31  
Anonymous Graham Davis said...

not a machine said...
“I am surprised to read your first Paragraph Graham Davies ! What on earth next , the spiritual realm does exist?”

No it doesn’t exist but some think it does and therefore it’s “influence” exists.

Like most here I too am appalled and it is of course Labour ex ministers who are involved but surely it could just as easily have been Tories. There is nothing to suggest that Tories en masse are less corrupt. LibDem’s maybe, but they are as yet untainted with power.

22 March 2010 at 14:49  
Blogger Nicodemus said...

Demonic forces lie at the heart of the British government and this is not a light thing to say.
"When the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness."

22 March 2010 at 15:24  
Anonymous graham Wood said...

Graham Davis. "The spiritual realm does not exist".
"...... was based on a non-existent deity"

If the spiritual realm does not exist, then neither does 'beauty', or the realm of the aesthetic.
Neither does human thought, or imagination, or joy, or pain, or even love. None of these concepts are tangible, and yet who would deny that they exist?
Does your world view exclude all of any of these?

Are you really saying that the millions of people in every age believing in "a" deity, and having a consciousness of a "God", outside of themselves, are all deluded?

Consider these words for a moment:
"......for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal"

22 March 2010 at 15:32  
Blogger I am Stan said...

Your Grace,

Perhaps the prime-minister has found a way to oust his enemy`s. that a word?,if not it should be!

22 March 2010 at 15:57  
Anonymous Graham Davis said...

Graham Wood said...
“If the spiritual realm does not exist, then neither does 'beauty', or the realm of the aesthetic”.
Beauty does not exist independently of human thought. What we collectively agree to be beautiful can be explained by psychology and cultural anthropology with some biology thrown in for good measure.

“Neither does human thought, or imagination, or joy, or pain, or even love. None of these concepts are tangible, and yet who would deny that they exist”?
Does your world view exclude all of any of these?
No these do exist as evidenced by brain activity. Love is a little less tangible but an obviously evolutionary necessity otherwise we would not seek long term partners which are the best way of caring for our offspring and ensuring the continuity of our species

“Are you really saying that the millions of people in every age believing in "a" deity, and having a consciousness of a "God", outside of themselves, are all deluded”?

“Consider these words for a moment:
.....for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal"
Nothing is eternal.

.... And before you say that I have reduced all the things that make us human into series of abstract processes, do you not see that this doesn’t make any difference to what you actually feel. For example understanding how you enjoy chocolate in no way diminishes the pleasure in eating it.

22 March 2010 at 15:58  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old Ronnie used to talk about the "Evil Empire" and everyone knew what he was talking about. What we now have is something more subtle but easily recognised as evil. The worst aspect of this new empire is that it has extracted the soul of the British and defiled it. About 30% of voters are prepared to vote for these criminals and I do not believe that they are all stupid, but they are without moral purpose, seduced I suppose by the comfort of living at the expense of others as Blair and Brown intended..

22 March 2010 at 16:17  
Anonymous TheGlovner said...

I was amused by Darling's comments on the matter.

Basically that these people were naive for being caught out by this.

That if someone had asked them outright to buy their influence that they should have seen it was a scam/sting.

So not bad members of government for accepting the offers, but bad for being caught by a fake offer.

Kind of gives the impression that if they weren't being naive and it was a genuine request to buy influence then that would have been alright.

Own goal Darling. Twit.

22 March 2010 at 16:35  
Anonymous philip walling said...

Mr Graham Davis,

You say it's better to believe in the truth than some falsehood that might result in a benefit. But surely that's precisely why otherwise sane people swallow this 'global warming' morphed into 'climate change' carry-on?

Your drab materialistic misunderstanding of life is clearly wrong, and harmful, so why do you persist in arguing against people from whom you might learn something? Is it because you are not humble enough to accept the Truth?

It's not a question of believing a falsehood, because neither you nor anyone else can prove Christianity to be so; but it might be a question of asking yourself why, given that we in England accepted Christianity as Truth for many centuries, moderns like yourself have rejected its message? Were all those generations of people deluded, brainwashed, primitive, unsophisticated? What is it that caused them to accept Christianity, and us to reject it?

22 March 2010 at 17:51  
Anonymous Chief cashier said...

Makes you wonder what the real state of the finances are. If Cameron gets into No 10 the first thing to do will be to look at the books, I fear the very worst may come to light.

22 March 2010 at 17:59  
Anonymous Happyness Stan said...

People like myself have been telling all that would listen and plenty more that would not, that government IS corruption trading under a different name.

The only question we should be asking ourselves is why are we being told, and why now?

There is, and has always been one rule for us, and a completely different set of rules for them. In general this is why governments and other criminals love ever more laws.

For every law creates an extra way for organised criminals to make extra profits for themselves. While impoverishing and controlling the general population, or less well connected or organised criminals. The drugs and money laundering laws being prime examples.

No one wants to believe that their own ruling class are a bunch of murderous thugs on the make. However this is simply Darwin type survival of the fittest at work.

There is without doubt more honest people living in card board boxes right this moment, then have ever walked the corridors of power in this or any other country.

22 March 2010 at 18:03  
Anonymous Mikec said...

In a society where all that matters is 'bread and circuses' can we really expect anything to come of this?

It is nothing new for members of a religious order to cover for one another, after all they are the 'chosen'....

As long as east enders and the street define the mores, what can we expect?

We always get exactly what we deserve

22 March 2010 at 18:17  
Anonymous Oswin said...

I think we ought not to over-look the words 'incompetence' and 'stupidity' from the litany of Labour's crimes. After all, 'ignorance' is indefensible in law too!

22 March 2010 at 18:45  
Blogger Lakester91 said...

This is not sleaze Your Grace. To use a word that associates with an MP who claimed mars bars on expenses is a dramatic understatement. This is no less than treasonous. When the Conservatives allowed a non-dom to donate to their party that was also treasonous in nature, but we also allowed it to be passed off as a mere scandal.

You talk about this scandal as if it's just another reason not to trust Labour. This is far more serious than that. It undermines the entire democratic system. If anyone can buy policy, then what is the point of voting? Why don't I just accumulate a stack of money and bribe the Government to do what I want? (It'd be more effective). I am shocked and appalled that the MPs involved are laughing it off.

100 years ago this would have ended the careers of all involved. Have we really accepted this treacherous behaviour, as the Germans of the 1930s accepted violence against Jews and Communists: Standing by in disapproval, while agreeing that it's not worth the bother of interfering?

Is it not bad enough that both the main parties have agreed to sell our sovereignty abroad, without questioning the public about whether the perceived gain is worth it?

History will judge these people. I pray to God that their actions will be condemned as one of the worst examples of Britain's Black Age.

22 March 2010 at 19:07  
Anonymous len said...

Labour have led an assault on christian values and by so doing have created a moral vacuum.
Now it seems anything goes.There are no absolutes, nothing is absolutely right and nothing is absolutely wrong.We live in an age when the spirit of Gordon Gekko is rampant(even in the Government) Gordon Gekko: The richest one percent of this country owns half our country's wealth, five trillion dollars. One third of that comes from hard work, two thirds comes from inheritance, interest on interest accumulating to widows and idiot sons and what I do, stock and real estate speculation. It's bullshit. You got ninety percent of the American public out there with little or no net worth. I create nothing. I own. We make the rules, pal. The news, war, peace, famine, upheaval, the price per paper clip. We pick that rabbit out of the hat while everybody sits out there wondering how the hell we did it. Now you're not naive enough to think we're living in a democracy, are you buddy? It's the free market. And you're a part of it. You've got that killer instinct. Stick around pal, I've still got a lot to teach you.

22 March 2010 at 19:18  
Anonymous graham Wood said...

"This is not sleaze Your Grace. To use a word that associates with an MP who claimed mars bars on expenses is a dramatic understatement. This is no less than treasonous."

Well said, and good post. All three parties are just that - treasonous. Cannot call it anything else. Question is: how are patriots and the electorate generally going to find a way ahead?
I think, in the first instance the three main parties need to be humbled and humiliated at the polls. Voting for minor parties will not get any of them elected, but will contribute towards a hung parliament, which IMO in the present circumstances is preferable to any of the Lib/Lab/Con holding the reins of power.
This will give a breathing space for the required re-alignment of British politics and parties - perhaps! A hung parliament will ensure that it will be the NEXT election which will assume more importance.

22 March 2010 at 20:03  
Anonymous bluedog said...

Your Grace, some good news. I think we can be certain that the ministers in question would have offered their clients full invoices inclusive of VAT and reported the relevant earnings to HM Inland Revenue.

The idea of British government ministers accepting cash in a brown paper bag is inconceivable.

Mr Graham Davis @ 15.58, you say 'nothing is eternal'. Really? I thought that is precisely what the Universe is, eternal. There is certainly no evidence that it is not, Big Bang included. Which begs the question, why is the Universe eternal?

22 March 2010 at 20:06  
Anonymous Atlas shrugged said...

We always get exactly what we deserve

22 March 2010 18:17

No we do not get exactly what we deserve, far from it in fact.

We get what we are given.

Which is lies, lies and ever more lies. This is known fraud, or criminal deception. It is indeed highly illegal to obtain money under false pretences. Corruption is also illegal and so is not declaring all income on a tax return.

The laws regarding these issues have not been abolished they have over the last 13 years especially been very much tightened up. Ask any small business man. If he can resist the temptation of spitting blood before answering.

No we do not get what we deserve and never have done.

BTW We do not live in a free market we live in a totally corrupted and unfairly regulated market. Which is not the same thing. For free markets to work for the benefit of ordinary people a whole host of things have to change. The first of which is a limited constitutional government primarily if not solely concerned with upholding without grace or favour the LAW as it more or less currently stands.

These criminals should already gave been arrested and be being investigated by the full force of the criminal law. No ifs and no buts.

Without justice under the law, no political or financial system can expect to function to the benefit of honest citizens.

Justice must not only be done, it must be seen to be done. Otherwise all hell will break out, as surly as Monday follows Sunday.

We have a conspiracy afoot.

Justice is not only not being done, it is self-apparently not being seen to be done either.

When a societies ruling class elite choose to allow, or indeed positively conspire to cause this type of situation. History or hind sight tells us that they are doing it for a reason.

IMO the reason is clear.

British societies old order is being demolished by order, in order to make way for a newer order, namely The New World Order.

22 March 2010 at 20:07  
Anonymous John Malcolmson said...

Graham Davis

Christians have a version of Truth. This truth includes many different facets: it includes, for example, a belief in supernatural events, such as the resurrection and miracles. It also includes commandments about how human individuals should conduct themselves, and how the most important thing is what stirs in the hearts of men - good deeds which come not from the heart are
worthless on the day of judgment.

Now some of us, including me, an agnostic, cannot call ourselves Christians because our rationality simply will not allow us to accept the supernatural bits - in essence, we have no faith.

But there is an important distinction here - I am an agnostic, rather than an atheist, because I acknowledge that there are concepts which represent an undisprovable hypothetical reality. These are concepts which are incomprehensible to the human mind, such as eternity.

Incomprehensibility dictates that it would be irrational to rule out the supernatural. Nature could, after all, be anthropic: it could, of many versions, simply be the one which we have observed in our own cosmic locality.

But nonetheless, we agnostics, and even some of the more enlightened atheists, can accept the legacy of Christian moral teaching as a beneficial force, and as Philip Walling says, this is what we indeed did for many centuries. We not only accept it - we recognise that the very survival of our society and culture depends on it. From this, it is vaery small step to recognising Chrisitan moral teaching as Truth - this is a rational position because we have seen what happens when such moral teaching is rejected and undermined.

You clearly reject Christianity as a source of truth. So what is your source? Do you just make it up as you go along? Or do you share the modern philosopher's view that truth is simply rooted in utility?

22 March 2010 at 20:44  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Mr Malcolmson

Fair and reasonable.

You'll have to come off the fence.

Or both sides sooner or later will shoot at you.

Unless of course you are the albatross of this frigate.

22 March 2010 at 21:21  
Anonymous It's faith, stupid said...

Thank God for agnostics like John Malcolmson!

Graham Davis are you watching? Richard Dawkins? Richard Dawkins your boys took one hell of a beating!

22 March 2010 at 21:33  
Blogger Lord Lavendon said...

Your Grace,

First I am sure you will agree with me and that the rest of your readers will concur: congratulations to David and Samantha Cameron on their good news.

Regarding his grace's post, I ask that his Grace will absolve me of my sinful desire to give the odious toad Byers,the man without any honour, a dam good thrashing; on one hand I wish to challenge this little devil to a duel, on the other he is not worth the rank. And the coward runs away by not facing the voters. Toad that he is.

22 March 2010 at 21:41  
Blogger Jared Gaites said...

I have just watched the Dispatches programme, and you seem to have omitted Sir John's odious claims that when the Tories get in the cash register will be flowing open.

Dear oh dear Your Grace! Selective condemnation.

22 March 2010 at 22:01  
Anonymous not a machine said...

The great super fast leap forward , the little red book, the popular cultural revolution ,a contact point for every aspect of your life .

This whole thing has not so much been about service sector revolution but about ensuring the service sector under goverment direction is all there is .

I hope that a conservative government will bring a new dialogue and that our church will recover the ground it has lost.

22 March 2010 at 22:04  
Blogger Archbishop Cranmer said...

Mr Jared Gaites,

Believe it or not (and you may not), His Grace had no idea about Sir John Butterfill: his name was not mentioned in any of His Grace's sources (which were not all 'pro-Tory').

But since you raise his name, and now that His Grace has seen the programme, Sir John's boasting of an imminent peerage and the additional 'clout' this will bring him were embarassing to watch. Undoubtedly he has now scuppered any chance he might have had of a peerage, and he is rightly to be condemned.

22 March 2010 at 22:20  
Blogger Dioclese said...

I couldn't have put it better myself, but of course they knew they were OK because Gordon says there's nothing to investigate.
What in God's name is happening to this country?
"I blog, therefore I am..."

22 March 2010 at 22:46  
Anonymous Atlas Shrugged said...

I couldn't have put it better myself, but of course they knew they were OK because Gordon says there's nothing to investigate.
What in God's name is happening to this country?

May I respectfully refer you to my earlier post.

I mean what is wrong with you people? I take the time and make the effort to tell you in no uncertain terms what is happening and why, and then you totally ignore it all.

Ignorance may be bliss, but deliberately remaining ignorant, especially when the evidence is all around you, is grossly irresponsible, not to say also annoyingly childlike.


What these MP's have done and said is ILLEGAL. Don't be fooled into thinking anything else. It is not just naughty, incompetent, or greedy, IT IS HIGHLY ILLEGAL.

It matters not if every single MP ever to disgrace the floor of the HofC has been at it 24 hours of every day. They were not caught with there hands in the till, but these slimy individuals most self-evidently were.

An example must therefore be made and quickly. Otherwise parliament will become what the masters of the EU have already designed it to become.

Which is a disenfranchised, and wholly discredited local government talking shop. With far less power to respond to anything remotely democratic then even the smallest state within the United States of America.

Your whole world seems to be being taken apart in front of your very eyes. This is because it IS being taken apart by forces you most likely don't understand in the slightest, have never voted for, and I have little doubt have never heard of.

There is of course nothing notably new about this, however these people are now coming in for the proverbial kill.

To fight an enemy with any degree of likely success, you must first identify said enemy, and then find it. We collectively don't even know we are indeed at war, never mind who we are at war with.

What is worse when someone finally finds the balls to give the true message, the people swiftly shoot or seek to certify the messenger, and then immediately stuff their stupid fat heads back into the sand from where it came.

I leave with one other thought.


In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
George Orwell, 1984

23 March 2010 at 00:08  
Anonymous no nonny said...

Was that Our Len speaking at 19:18? Doesn't sound half like him....

PS: on 'nothing is eternal' ---
What is nothing?

Have Zero (naught, nada, zilch, nihil, rien...) and Infinity been banished from mathematics, physics, chemistry ... well, from the presence of the neu 'god' Science (i.e. the latest model of Scientia)?

And then, what about the verb 'to be' in all its insubstantiality and passivity - and what about infinitives? Banish them? Re-label and convert them into the less than delightfully vague 'something else'?

What about the intangibility of thoughts themselves ...and the 'magical'/biochemical processes by which the Mind/Will employs words and converts ideas into actions? Of course, our franco-german deconstructionist masters love that one: they present their lies as pseudo-truths at every twisted turn and intersection; hence Gordo's latest dead-ender.

PPS: So, thanks John Malcolmson. The concept of the Anthropocentric Universe presents the paradox of euro politico-religiosity, I do believe!

The antithesis of the paradox is that so many post-moderns develop as extensions of computers, and they can't even discern what was obvious to their medieval and iron-age forebears: mankind possesses limited powers of perception.

AntiChrist's consolidation of the paradox damns us by half-baking the 'brains' that process those perceptions. As our skill for words diminishes, he imprisons us in skeins of verbal knots; 'even as we speak' he disempowers us by rendering us mute.

Yet again, he wants us to believe he has defeated the Word.

23 March 2010 at 01:32  
Blogger Jared Gaites said...

It came as news to me so I believe Your ashes are telling the truth, but gosh how embarrassing. It would be funny if it was not so tragic.

23 March 2010 at 07:20  
Anonymous len said...

I think the character and value system of Gordon Gekko in the film (Wall St)personifies the culture we have today where Christian values have been ridiculed and rejected.We live in a moral vacuum where self is exalted and will grab whatever it wants regardless of others.
I believe our greatest danger is that God will do as most seem to want and leave us to our own devices.

23 March 2010 at 08:07  
Blogger D. Singh said...

no-nonny - excellent! Lot for me to think about!

Out in the filed today chaps - but wathcout for that she-Devil: Dreadnaught.

23 March 2010 at 08:11  
Anonymous Adrian Peirson said...

What Atlas said.

25 March 2010 at 01:27  

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