Sunday, May 11, 2014

Conchita Farage - just think of the potential


The people have spoken.

Eurovision victory is awarded not to the best song, but to the symbolic embodiment of a quest for personal liberty and identity difference.

So much of the ordinary life is surrounded by prohibitions and obligations which impose a stifling conformity on human society. We live by social rules, where the norms of social interchange are marked by the aspiration to certain objectives, such as equality without regard to rank or sex, autonomy of individuals, solidarity. The goodness and wisdom of God are shown in the interlocking order, and our disengaged reason as our way of participating in God's purpose.

But this picture of disengaged reason is linked to the conception of human dignity. In particular, it incorporates a sense of self-responsible autonomy, a freedom from the demands of authority. There is rebellion against the institutions of state, the patriarchal family and community commitment. The stress is on expressions of individuation against the demands of ascriptive authority.

As with Eurovision, so it is with our fragmented culture, relative morality, and our increasingly atomised politics. We are moving to the prizing of autonomy above all; to the primacy of self-exploration and the exaltation of self-expression, in particular of feeling. In our political language, we rail against disciplinary structures and reject the established orders in favour alternative formulations and expressions. Nigel Farage may be a loathsome opportunist and hypocrite, but he is one of modernity's epoch-making political philosophers, railing against the entrenched natural order and traditional conceptions of the common good.

It is not that Nigel Farage necessarily does philosophy; it is simply that he has one while the unsatisfactory others do not. He expresses a vision, while the others flail about and perish. Like Conchita Wurst, Nigel Farage stands for personal liberty and a different identity, and, for the moment, the people seem to like that.

Imagine Ukip led by a bearded singing transvestite.

#WeAreUnstoppable

95 Comments:

Blogger Nick said...

I have often thought that Farage's appeal is that he swims against the political current; something which no other comtemporary political "leader" has the courage to do. That is what will gain UKIP votes on the 22nd. In that senes he is radical, though UKIPs policies are not so radical, but resemble those of the Tory party in the Thatcher era. But, because mainstream politicians have become detached from the honestly-held views of everyday people in favour of politically "correct" orthodoxy, the public are sick to back teeth of them. While Farage is certainly not infallible, he is a breath of fresh air. He's a bit like the person who turns up at a stuffy social gathering and breaks the ice by speaking what the guests are REALLY thinking.

11 May 2014 at 11:21  
Blogger Uncle Brian said...

Oh dear, Your Grace! Whatever have you done to Our Nige? Some communicants, who shall be nameless (David Hussell and Rambling Steve) aren’t going to like this picture one bit.

11 May 2014 at 11:48  
Blogger James said...

Imagine Ukip led by a bearded singing transvestite

It would never happen. Farage hasn't got the guts to go through with a Brazilian wax...

11 May 2014 at 11:54  
Blogger Manfarang said...

I shall speak to you Arch in High German.

11 May 2014 at 12:32  
Blogger IanCad said...

Dear Lordy, Lordy, Lord!

Can such things be?

I may miss a lot by not owning a TV.

Let me heartily recommend the practise.

11 May 2014 at 12:41  
Blogger David Hussell said...

Your Grace,

Top marks for an innovative and interesting if slightly over-imaginative piece.

Uncle Brian @ 11.48 fear not !, this communicant has a good sense of humour and is, to quote "Dave', quite chilled about the "new Farage".

11 May 2014 at 12:43  
Blogger David Hussell said...

Rambling Steve,

If you are about, please note I have started reading your "questiondarwin" website, in bite sized chunks. My knowledge of the life sciences is very limited, but I feel more capable when I reach the fossils section.

Nice DJ !

11 May 2014 at 12:47  
Blogger Inspector General in Ordinary said...

Yes, one sees where you are coming from old chap. Good show. So blindingly obvious with a bit of thought on the matter.

Thankfully Mr Farage, for all your criticism, does not have to live the life of a weirdo to capitalise on the hope people have and increasingly are putting in him.

A hope, one might add, denied the voter at present by the duplicity of the three main parties determined to make this country a vassal state of the mighty German empire that is coming.

11 May 2014 at 12:59  
Blogger David Kavanagh said...

I thought Dana International was much better, way back in 1998...

11 May 2014 at 13:03  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

Nigel, eat a Snickers. You become a right diva when you're hungry.

11 May 2014 at 13:06  
Blogger Happy Jack said...

“Sexuality and nationality are unimportant things ... and it also does not matter how one looks. That’s why I created this character.”

Said ex-shop window decorator and
transvestite, 25-year-old drag queen, Tom Neuwirth.

“I’m just a singer in a fabulous dress, with great hair and a beard.”

On winning Eurovision, she proclaimed:

"This award is dedicated to everybody who believes in a world of peace and freedom. You know who you are - we are unity and we are unstoppable."

Needless to say, most of her votes came from Western Europe.

Maddness!

11 May 2014 at 13:17  
Blogger Happy Jack said...

Oooops ... that should be "he proclaimed"

11 May 2014 at 13:19  
Blogger Dreadnaught said...

Come back Kenny Everett!

11 May 2014 at 13:30  
Blogger Cam Ma said...

One expects Eurotrash on the BBC - but not from Archbishop Cranmer, surely?

11 May 2014 at 13:47  
Blogger Albert said...

The people have spoken.

I think it says a lot about the people who watch Eurovision, not the "the people" as a whole.

11 May 2014 at 13:56  
Blogger Shadrach said...

Nigel Farage may be a loathsome opportunist and hypocrite

I am sure I read on this post not too long ago that when politicians feel threatened they lash out.

How much more loathsome, opportunistic and hypocritical is Farage than Cameron, Miliband and Clegg?

At least Farage is trying to give the people what they want. The others are giving the people what they believe they should have.

11 May 2014 at 14:01  
Blogger David Hussell said...

Shadrach @ 14.01

Thank you for saying that.

But I decided that any good politicians has to know when to seize the moment, as an opportunist, so I'd let that one pass. Indeed the quality of being able to judge timing well is an essential quality for any good leader.
Whilst as for the hypocrite bit, well I suppose that no one is entirely free of that aspect of the human condition, Farage included. Total consistency is a worthwhile but impossible goal I suggest, and only Jesus has attained it. However as a conservative, and a Christian one at that, I don't expect our leaders to be perfect, but merely reasonably useful human beings, who reflect and understand the democratic process, the will of the people, and to be fairly effective in achieving the people's intentions. However surprisingly our host Cranmer is not so relaxed on that point requiring a higher standard it seems - so good luck with that wish, Your Grace, you may be in for a long wait, I believe.

11 May 2014 at 14:20  
Blogger carl jacobs said...

When man declares God dead, he looks around and asks himself "Who then is my creator but me? Who determines the boundaries but me?" He decides that he can refashion himself after his own image, that he is free to move the boundary markers according to his own desires. Respect comes to mean affirming that each man's individual act of self creation is good. Tolerance is redefined as honoring each man's self-proclaimed boundaries. And all of it proceeds on the assumption that civilization is infinitely capable of withstanding these redefinitions - that the boundary markers were arbitrary to begin with and had nothing to do with how we maintain it.

But the boundaries were there to enforce obligations and those obligations are what makes civilization possible. The boundaries are being moved precisely to removes those obligations. "We are unstoppable" is best seen in the rush of the mad swine into the sea. It certainly was unstoppable, and so was the inevitable outcome.

carl

11 May 2014 at 14:34  
Blogger Shadrach said...

David said; I don't expect our leaders to be perfect, but merely reasonably useful human beings, who reflect and understand the democratic process, the will of the people, and to be fairly effective in achieving the people's intentions
Sounds great and I would go along with that but does anyone see these qualities in any of our leaders at present?

11 May 2014 at 14:37  
Blogger Adrian and Family said...

I'm not from Europe and this comment may be considered hyper-critical but given some recent 'democratic' elections in the US and other countries have been found to be rigged, surely it is also highly possible that Eurovision votes are also rigged. Honestly, how did that song by the Netherlands get so many votes?? The question is... who is behind the pulling of the strings to make gender identity higher on the political agenda in a world created by the Almighty One where there are human beings still dying of starvation. In the words of Conchita Wurst "you know who you are"...

11 May 2014 at 14:38  
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11 May 2014 at 14:49  
Blogger Shadrach said...

Sorry about this but going back to the last post, MSN are running a survey on Corporations Paying Tax. It is quite illuminating.

Should the government risk driving out multinational companies by forcing them to pay more tax?

Yes, no one is above the law
62%
No, the jobs and services they provide are too valuable
14%
I don't think they would ever leave no matter what tax they had to pay
24%

11 May 2014 at 14:56  
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11 May 2014 at 14:56  
Blogger Happy Jack said...

"Imagine Ukip led by a bearded singing transvestite."

Ssssh .... you'll be giving Cameron and Clegg ideas. One can actually envisage Clegg in drag coming out with the oh so 'progressive' clichés of a Wurst.

Things are going to get a whole lot Wurst before they get better.

11 May 2014 at 15:29  
Blogger John Wrake said...

YG,

I didn't see the program. so am somewhat limited in my comments, but fun at the expense of the Eurovision Song Contest is fair game for most people. However, is fun at the Eurovision Political Contest quite in the same category?

You say "Nigel Farage may be a loathsome opportunist and hypocrite, but he is one of modernity's epoch-making political philosophers, railing against the entrenched natural order and traditional conceptions of the common good."

Loathsome opportunism and hypocrisy may be true of Mr. Farage and as true of you as well as of me, for all humanity carries the same taint of sin and those characteristics are not confined to politicians, but the rest of your statement is much more questionable.

I had not understood that a desire to be ruled as an independent nation by a Constitutional Monarch and elected representatives who can be dismissed for misbehaviour constitutes a departure from the traditional conceptions of the common good.

I had always considered that the entrenched natural order for an Englishman held to the concept of Kingship by a Godly Monarch and the rule of Common Law.

Perhaps you will be good enough to point out where Mr. Farage rails against these things and where the current government's policies so singularly upholds them.

John Wrake.

11 May 2014 at 15:41  
Blogger Happy Jack said...

Russian MP Zhirinovsky called this year's result: "the end of Europe," saying: "There are no more men or women in Europe, just it."

President Vladimir Putin's vice premier Dmitry Rogozin claimed the Eurovision result "showed supporters of European integration their European future - a bearded girl".

And the winner's message for Putin: "We are unstoppable. I really dream of a world where we don't have to talk about unnecessary things like sexuality, where you're from or who you love. This is not what it's all about." He added: "I really felt like tonight, Europe showed that we are a unity full of respect and tolerance."

Ps
Isn't 'Wurst' German for sausage?

11 May 2014 at 15:44  
Blogger carl jacobs said...

Jack

Things are going to get a whole lot Wurst before they get better

...

That was terrible. Try something like "It was the Wurst of times." Literary, and the phonetics are right.

carl

11 May 2014 at 15:46  
Blogger Marie1797 said...

YG
“Nigel Farage may be a loathsome opportunist and hypocrite, but he is one of modernity's epoch-making political philosophers, railing against the entrenched natural order and traditional conceptions of the common good.”

I would say he and UKIP are rebels against the Wurst culture more like.

But it is interesting that in the Judges final on Fri day evening the proper male singer for Montenegro won.
Maybe Mr Farage had better think about taking up singing in drag on his evening off!

11 May 2014 at 16:06  
Blogger Happy Jack said...

Most excellent Carl. Your English is certainly on the up. Dickens will help.

"It is the Wurst of times; it is the Faust of times."

11 May 2014 at 16:17  
Blogger David Hussell said...

John Wrake @ 15.41

Well said, sir !

11 May 2014 at 16:35  
Blogger Len said...

As we drift along on the tide of political correctness 'absolute truth' and 'absolute moral values' are in real danger of being lost altogether.
This of course has been deliberately engineered because the more people can be kept in a state of confusion the easier it is to manipulate them.
There are two' truths' now the 'politically correct truth.'
and the 'actual Truth'.

Nigel Farage is not afraid to speak the truth about matters which concern most of the British Public.This of course will upset some as the truth is not always welcome.

'The real freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear'.(George Orwell)

As the European Federation has undermined just about everything that holds our society together we need clear definitive leadership on which direction we are going.

11 May 2014 at 17:41  
Blogger carl jacobs said...

Jack

If this singer was Russian, his sister would call him ... Brat Wurst.

carl

11 May 2014 at 17:43  
Blogger Albert said...

Carl,

When man declares God dead, he looks around and asks himself "Who then is my creator but me?...He decides that he can refashion himself after his own image

Wonderfully put. So gloriously, and obviously, absurd.

And all of it proceeds on the assumption that civilization is infinitely capable of withstanding these redefinitions - that the boundary markers were arbitrary to begin with and had nothing to do with how we maintain it.

And that of course is why it won't last. It took only about four years to get from Weimar decadence to the Third Reich.

11 May 2014 at 17:59  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

Only here could one go from Eurovision to the Nazis in a couple of hops.

*facepalm*

11 May 2014 at 18:12  
Blogger Hannah said...

Hi Dodo,

How can you quote an oaf like Zhirinovsky ??!

11 May 2014 at 18:16  
Blogger Hannah said...

Hi David,

I agree Dana International, was much better(:

11 May 2014 at 18:16  
Blogger Happy Jack said...

Carl, if he had a Russian sister she'd disown him, unless, that is, she's a fan of 'Pussy Riot'.

Hannah, Happy Jack says it's easy. All one does is 'cut and paste'.

Yaron Cohen? At least he didn't have a beard and, if one remembers correctly, had various 'bits' removed in adulthood.

How on earth can someone *discover* they are *transgender* as a young child and *come out* as a *trans-woman* at age 13 years?

11 May 2014 at 18:35  
Blogger WindsorBloke said...

We are moving to the prizing of autonomy above all

Sadly YG, we are being forced towards conformity. The state is trying to nationalise our bodies, i.e. take our organs for transplant without express permission; nationalise our bank accounts, i.e. allow HMRC to confiscate our money without a court order to permit this.

Free speech is suppressed; we cannot utter the N word. What is the N word? Nutcase? Nausea? Guy Gibson VC's dog? You have to ask yourself, what the hell did a hero like Gibson fight and die for?

11 May 2014 at 18:40  
Blogger carl jacobs said...

Jack

if he had a Russian sister she'd disown him, unless, that is, she's a fan of 'Pussy Riot'.

Perhaps then Wurst should charged with hooliganism and sent to prison for two years. Perhaps his beard wasn't trimmed or maybe his shoes clashed with the dress. Or maybe the song was so obnoxious that simply singing it in public warrants the charge. We have precedent here.

Btw, it is now obvious that you simply do not comprehend comedic genius. You should have lauded me for the Brat Wurst line.

carl

11 May 2014 at 18:46  
Blogger Hannah said...

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11 May 2014 at 18:49  
Blogger Donalbain said...

Of course, there is NO WAY that people could have liked the song.

11 May 2014 at 18:51  
Blogger Hannah said...

Hi Happy Jack,

Yes, forgot that you loved far right Russian political thugs, such as Putin, 'cause he bashes gays. I guess you know Zhirinovsky's views on Jews, Israel and Zionism and his own self loathing, so why not add to this silly stuff against Gays, Lesbians, bi-sexuals and transgender people? And Dana is lovely, she is a wonderful singer!

11 May 2014 at 19:06  
Blogger Albert said...

DanJo,

Only here could one go from Eurovision to the Nazis in a couple of hops.

That's a classic DanJo fail. My point was not to move to the Nazis, but to demonstrate that extreme changes of culture happen in small periods of time.

11 May 2014 at 19:18  
Blogger Murray Steward said...

A bit of a nasty blog. I'm a UKIP supporter because scripture leads me to believe the EU is highly anti-God.

There was no need for the ad hominem attack on Farage. It worries me the respondents here treat you as a man of God.

They are confused and you should, in the interests of honesty, clarify your position.

11 May 2014 at 19:26  
Blogger Happy Jack said...

Carl, yes, Brat Wurst was a good one liner and you deserved recognition for it.

So long as 'Sausage' keeps himself away from Church Sanctuaries he'll be within the law in Russia - just. Not sure if a bearded man wearing a dress is permitted in Moscow but Jack wouldn't recommend it.

Hannah, Jack has no idea what particular Russian MP's views and opinions might be on Israel or a range of other issues for that matter.

Russia prohibits the public promotion of homosexuality and the majority of Russian citizens are not enamoured by minority sexual proclivities and deviances fro the norm. They want to shield their culture from what they see as Western decadence. Stephen Fry cries over this quite regularly.

11 May 2014 at 19:27  
Blogger carl jacobs said...

Albert

Liberals think they are building a new society on top of the old - keeping what is strong and discarding what is obsolete. They have moved from virtue to freedom on the assumption that freedom is virtue. They think they have built something strong and lasting when in fact they have built a glorious monument to themselves upon a bed of sandstone. It's as if they have never heard of liquifaction. They are Port Royale in 1690. The first severe shock and the whole mighty edifice is going to sink 30 ft under the water.

carl

11 May 2014 at 19:35  
Blogger Inspector General in Ordinary said...

That’s the ticket Murray Steward. The Conservatives have abused their Christian support. One is in no doubt that fledgling political movements will remember what caused their breakthrough. Perhaps a Bayeux style tapestry would be fitting, with the Christian cross evident all along it...

UKIP ladies, you’re the needle workers, what do you think ?

11 May 2014 at 19:40  
Blogger Sister Julian said...

Sister Julian says
There is an old saying that "he was a self made man and he worshipped his creator". Is that not the way things are going at the moment? Any way of life is acceptable if it my way of life and I don't need to justify myself to anyone, thank you very much! I am the centre of my universe and the rest can go hang. What a tragedy.

11 May 2014 at 19:59  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

From a bearded man in drag winning Eurovision today, it'll be Nero burning Christians and others in his garden next!!1! We're doomed! Doomed, I tell you!

11 May 2014 at 20:04  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

We're doomed!

11 May 2014 at 20:07  
Blogger Inspector General in Ordinary said...

DanJ0, everyone likes a freak in the show. Well, just one or two of them. Any more and they start telling their children to go home and lock the door. Such is humanity when it comes to ‘everything is now acceptable...’

11 May 2014 at 20:10  
Blogger Inspector General in Ordinary said...

Fancy being depicted in a tapestry ?

11 May 2014 at 20:11  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

Inspector: "DanJ0, everyone likes a freak in the show. Well, just one or two of them."

The bloke is quite handsome without the drag costume and beard. Is dark and handsome your type at all? ;)

11 May 2014 at 20:16  
Blogger E.xtra S.ensory Blofeld + Tiddles said...

DanJ0 said...

From a bearded man in drag winning Eurovision today, it'll be Nero burning Christians and others in his garden next!!1! We're doomed! Doomed, I tell you!"

Strewth...17 years of hurt at not putting forward an entrant that met all the euro-song requirements, when all we had to do was get Eddie Izzard in full drag mode, 'et voila'?

Blofeld.

ps

It must have been a great night at DanJo's Eurovision party.

All that high brow discussion about the latest new season Cacharel or JPG collections and what with all that running mascara after Conchita prevailed, it must have been an emotional evening.

Priscilla queen of the desert themed night was it?

11 May 2014 at 20:23  
Blogger Inspector General in Ordinary said...

Greetings Blowers. By the way, one had thought that Austria had stopped taking part in this annual Euro trash. As the young fellows in the ‘Mouse and Wheel’ would say – “What gives ?”

11 May 2014 at 20:27  
Blogger Inspector General in Ordinary said...

DanJ0, one avoids this song contest business like Gonorrhoea, but does tune in for the voting. A result of when Wogan commentated. The Inspector having no idea what he / she was about, did consider it was a female with a hairy problem. That is true in case you doubt it.

11 May 2014 at 20:30  
Blogger Inspector General in Ordinary said...

Make that 'ugly female'

11 May 2014 at 20:31  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

Inspector: "DanJ0, one avoids this song contest business like Gonorrhoea, but does tune in for the voting."

I watch neither, not really my thing. Luckily, I don't need to worry about avoiding STDs these days.

11 May 2014 at 20:39  
Blogger Inspector General in Ordinary said...

DanJ0, “Luckily, I don't need to worry about avoiding STDs these days.”

Well good for you old chap. One takes it you have a long term partner whom you can trust. Don’t worry about the renowned unfaithfulness of ‘committed’ homosexual partners. That only happens to other people, of course.

11 May 2014 at 20:47  
Blogger Albert said...

We're not doomed DanJo. But we can see that the world-view you stand for is dissolving in its own acid. That's partly bad, and partly good. When it is gone, the Catholic Church, and other biblical Christians will be preaching the message still.

11 May 2014 at 21:02  
Blogger Inspector General in Ordinary said...

Seems our boy has disappeared Albert. Perhaps he’s gone to check up on what his other half is doing...

heh heh !

11 May 2014 at 21:08  
Blogger E.xtra S.ensory Blofeld + Tiddles said...

Inspector General in Ordinary said...

Greetings Blowers. By the way, one had thought that Austria had stopped taking part in this annual Euro trash. As the young fellows in the ‘Mouse and Wheel’ would say – “What gives ?”

Polish non singing entrant who was stirring curds and WA-HAY..."Hellooo...Ooooh I say! Ding Dong!"

11 May 2014 at 21:22  
Blogger 45minutewarning said...

"Nigel Farage may be a loathsome opportunist and hypocrite, but he is one of modernity's epoch-making political philosophers"

Not one of your your best analyses Cranmer.

First of all, how can you consider Nigel Farage a philosopher, unless you consider being patriotic a philosophy? The Tory party too used to be patriotic, before it gave up qualities like integrity and honesty, and sold us down the river to the EU and Liberalism.

Farage a "loathsome opportunist and hypocrite"? Is he any worse than than the vote-grabbing opportunistic reprobates currently running our country? At least he has stuck to his principles on the EU and immigration in the face of lies and false accuations from all quarters, including the Tory party. He will get my vote, because unlike 99% of Conservative politicians he has at least shown some integrity and backbone while at the same time keeping his finger on the pulse of common sense.

Your picture made me think of the PhotoShopped images the Left used to lampoon Mrs Thatcher. You know, the ones with demonic eyes and the Hitler moustache.

11 May 2014 at 22:04  
Blogger Inspector General in Ordinary said...

45 etc, one doeth suppose the Archbishop is hanging on to the ‘old religion’ as long as he can. Oh, the irony of it all !!


11 May 2014 at 22:16  
Blogger Happy Jack said...

Inspector, Happy Jack took Danjo's declaration as meaning he was living a chaste life.

Blowers, Happy Jack paid a passing interest to the Polish entry too. Very saucy and fun; nothing salacious. Good ole Terry would have enjoyed it too and feigned outrage.

*chuckle*

It was odd when the performance rendered Graham Norton speechless when he positively salivated over 'Sausage'.

11 May 2014 at 23:15  
Blogger Happy Jack said...

Inspector and others ...

Did HG mean those disparaging remarks about Nigel Farage? And what was the meaning of this last sentence?

"Imagine Ukip led by a bearded singing transvestite"

11 May 2014 at 23:25  
Blogger E.xtra S.ensory Blofeld + Tiddles said...

Happy Jack said...

Blowers, Happy Jack paid a passing interest to the Polish entry too. Very saucy and fun; nothing salacious. Good ole Terry would have enjoyed it too and feigned outrage.

*chuckle*"

It made an old man, very, very, very Happy, Jack and it was ‘all done in the best pahssible taste’ (Crossing legs violently..Ooh me back!). *Giggles*

"It was odd when the performance rendered Graham Norton speechless when he positively salivated over 'Sausage'. "

He seemed to imply after the Kenny Everett impersonator won, that such things as world peace, the end of poverty, no more cancer, an end to war etc were in sight and now possible because a man in a dress with a beard singing a cheesy rip off of a bond theme, had won an irrelevant chanteuse contest.

Talk about lowering the bar since ole Tel was there.

Blowers

12 May 2014 at 00:30  
Blogger Happy Jack said...

Blowers, the 'persona' of this man is interesting.

Conchita means conception and is often used in Latin countries to honour the Virgin Mary. It is a very feminine name. Whurst, as we know, is German for sausage.

Kenny Everett took the mick. This man wants a real man with heterosexual drives so presents in female form. And yet, he wants a real man who wants another man, hence the beard. A contradiction. It's impossible.

He is a metaphor for the a certain type of male homosexual double-bind. An endless quest for the impossible. He also represents a genderless dystopia where all that matters is pleasure without constraint.

12 May 2014 at 00:59  
Blogger E.xtra S.ensory Blofeld + Tiddles said...

Happy Jack

Old Ernst has heard all the old claptrap about immigration and the supposed 'racist' UKIP yet the socialist/liberal luvvies don't get the argument at heart that stirs the populous.

They appear to believe that all immigrants that came here historically, were all magically sterilised as they came through passport control and were/are therefore unable to have children, hence the constant mantra that we NEED call for even more immigrants for old Blighty to survive as a nation.

Yet they appear to ignore the fact that immigrants living here historically have children and they NEED work too.

We are full up and cannot get jobs for the people who make up this country especially the young, yet those socialist/liberals constantly say that more immigration is needed and is good for UK.

I hope that immigrants living here now will see that this is counter productive to them and their offspring.

We can but hope for sanity to sink in prior to the EU election and GE over the next year.

Nighty Night, lad.

Blowers

12 May 2014 at 02:54  
Blogger Johnzh said...

It took an innocent young child to expose the plot behind the wicked tailors scheme in Hans Christian Anderson’s ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ because no one else within the realm was willing to be exposed as unfit for their position, stupid or incompetent and that included the Emperor himself.

Ironically, Hans Christian Andersen was from Copenhagen in Denmark where on Saturday evening the 2014 Eurovision Song contest was held. Even though Sweden was regarded as the front runner, Austria ended up clinching the title when the transvestite Conchita Wurst managed to garner a dozen 12 votes from among the participating countries. So what you may ask has this to do with this beloved fairy-tale? Well the similarities are striking, the media are referring to the winner as “she”, when it is obvious Conchita Wurst is not a ‘she’ but a ‘he’. How can you tell? You may ask. It’s really quite simple despite the female name of Conchita and the obvious falsetto voice, this man is sporting a full and immaculately trimmed beard. Yet the media insist on referring to him as a woman.

Can you imagine what would have happened if the TV companies had interviewed a little child and asked the child what they thought of Conchita Wurst? I suspect that the response would go something like this. “This man looks very strange dressed up in women’s clothing.”

One of the blog entries I read about this incident caught my eye, it read - “I am so glad that my kids live in an era where it is Conchita and not Hitler that represents Austria in Europe.” My friend, don’t kid yourself, there is very little difference between the way that Adolf Hitler became the Fuhrer and the despotic leader of the Third Reich and what is happening in 21st century Europe.

Though Hitler’s political party was initially small, it was demonically inspired to punch well beyond its own weight. Though initially subject to criticism, as it grew in strength power and influence dissension was initially quelled by peer pressure, then the threat of being socially disadvantaged and finally the terror of torture and death. As secular Europe deviates further and further from the influence of biblical truth we can see that a new form of fascism is threatening the personal freedoms of thought and action of hundreds of millions of European Union citizens.

As a Christian believer I have a natural concern for the souls of the lost, however, as a revivalist and Bible teacher my primary concern is for those members of the body of Christ. Despite the fact that there are more translations and versions of the Bible readily available today than any other time in history, the Word of God is not loved, studied, learned and meditated upon as it should be. The apostle Paul when writing to the Ephesian church described the Word of God as the shield, sword and armour of our faith. If we do not equip ourselves with God’s promises, how can we possibly hope to partake of God’s divine nature and escape the world’s corruption of lust?

12 May 2014 at 07:03  
Blogger Hannah said...

Well this is like loads of theological & historical insights people are having here, after watching something as shallow as Eurovision (not as good as the Jeremy Kyle show). God moves in mysterious ways no?

12 May 2014 at 09:15  
Blogger Mrs Proudie of Barchester said...

Goodness! Where on earth did Your Grace find such a flattering photograph of Mr. Slope?

12 May 2014 at 10:16  
Blogger Happy Jack said...

Mrs Proudie!!!!!!!!

Welcome back. Happy Jack is over the moon to see you once again.

12 May 2014 at 11:00  
Blogger John Wrake said...

Your Grace,

I would be pleased to receive an answer to the question which I put to you in my earlier comment. I would not like to think that you are unwilling to respond.

John Wrake.

12 May 2014 at 11:34  
Blogger Happy Jack said...

John Wrake, Happy Jack cannot answer for HG but ask yourself: is "a desire to be ruled as an independent nation by a Constitutional Monarch and elected representatives who can be dismissed for misbehaviour constitutes" actually the present "entrenched natural order and traditional conceptions of the common good" amongst our political class?

12 May 2014 at 11:52  
Blogger John Wrake said...

John Wrake said:

Happy Jack, His Grace's use of the words "entrenched" and "traditional" make the opinions and wishes of the current political class irrelevant, since the latter have consistently set their faces against what is entrenched in the English population and its traditional conceptions based on common law.

One of those concepts is that those who act contrary to the Constitution are treasonous and should be put before the proper common law courts.

John Wrake.

12 May 2014 at 13:00  
Blogger Owl said...

All three of my teenage sons found the "wurst" disgusting.

Has their schooling failed completely?

12 May 2014 at 14:08  
Blogger Happy Jack said...

John Wrake, yes but we live in strange times when a Conservative PM claims it is Conservative to support homosexual *marriage* and where many Anglican Church leaders agree.

Jack sees a new set of "traditions" becoming "entrenched". The British population's sense of right and wrong is being socially reconstructed in many areas.

However, what HG meant Jack does not know.

12 May 2014 at 14:20  
Blogger Mrs Proudie of Barchester said...

Dear Happy Jack, how kind, how kind...one keeps an eye on things you know...

12 May 2014 at 16:27  
Blogger Happy Jack said...

Hannah,
"Well this is like loads of theological & historical insights people are having here, after watching something as shallow as Eurovision (not as good as the Jeremy Kyle show). God moves in mysterious ways no?"

Nothing "shallow" about the Eurovision result and the responses to it. You did read the winners press statement?

Happy Jack understands the Jewish religion does not believe in spiritual adversaries to God - Satan and his demons. Christians recognise this malign force and parts of the *sexual liberation movement* is, to Jack's mind, saturated with a demonic undercurrent and influence.

Just read the 'Pink News' comments for an insight into the hatred towards Christianity amongst some homosexuals and assorted others. It is awash with profanities against Christ and His Church - especially the Roman Catholic Church.

12 May 2014 at 16:39  
Blogger Happy Jack said...

Mrs Proudie, Happy Jack was thinking of sending a message to you asking you to return. And her you are! You have been missed, my dear woman.

12 May 2014 at 16:41  
Blogger Inspector General in Ordinary said...

Gender and the Gay Agenda

Communicants are no doubt amused that Wurst has been described as ‘she’, whereas he is plainly a ‘he’. Well, at least we think he is. So where does gender sit in progressive LGBT thought. The answer is uneasily. Gender has become for many of them an outdated concept. In fact, they would like it to be a personal choice rather than imposed on them. You may have occasionally come across LGBTQ. The Q is for ‘questioning’.

However, the militants that run the agenda want gender consigned to the bin. It is in their interest that they promote people as just people. Able to pair off with whomever they want. So much easier that way, with no particular stigma attached to same sex arrangements. Anyway, that’s the plan. Obviously you can see the danger that poses to the concept of the traditional man / woman family with children, and you’ve guessed it, the traditional family is a problem to their way of thinking. But ideally, we’d be just people, or if you’re cynical like this man, ‘just people - some of whom are sexually confused, which includes individuals who seek out others with the same genitalia.’

Worth bearing in mind for Big Gay’s next assault on the senses, when it comes.

12 May 2014 at 19:05  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

I thought Tom was a comedian and Conchita was a drag act, like Dame Edna Everage [1]. Hence the beard. So, when Tom is dressed as Conchita, he's a she, otherwise he's a he.

[1] Prepare yourselves possums ... Edna is also a man. :O

12 May 2014 at 19:32  
Blogger Inspector General in Ordinary said...

Edna Everidge calls upon a rich tradition of pantomime dames that go back to Georgian times. Tom Wurst takes you back to the mad house...

12 May 2014 at 19:56  
Blogger Mrs Proudie of Barchester said...

Goodness! It's my understanding (thanks to Bertie Stanhope who seems to have picked things up from his stay on Lake Garda) that Conchita means 'Lady-parts', or as simpler folk living some distance from Barchester might put it, 'Front-bottoms.' Talk of such things is strictly forbidden in The Palace, and sausage is never on the menu. Mr Slope likes his meat and two veg, and so do I.

12 May 2014 at 21:02  
Blogger Inspector General in Ordinary said...

Welcome back Mrs Proudie. One hopes you will now remain with us during the run up to Mr Cameron’s well deserved defeat next year. Because as a real conservative and Christian speaking here, “It’s the right thing to do”

12 May 2014 at 21:36  
Blogger Happy Jack said...

Mrs Proudie, Conchita is, or used to be, a popular Latin name originally meaning "conception" and was often given in honour of the Virgin Mary.

It seems the meaning has changed of late! Google translate says it means "pussy" (presumably not as in cat) and more recently it has acquired an 'urban' meaning of a more obscene nature - little c***.

No one's telling Jack this name 'Pussy Sausage' was a coincidence for a male homosexual transvestite.

'Persona' for a stage drag act - utter rubbish.

12 May 2014 at 21:46  
Blogger Mrs Proudie of Barchester said...

My dear Inspector, do you know I think I might...
Dear Happy Jack, yes I agree, the name has changed in meaning over the years...just like the words marriage, justice and democracy...

12 May 2014 at 22:24  
Blogger Happy Jack said...

... and sin.

13 May 2014 at 01:12  
Blogger Manfarang said...

Mrs Proudie
What no Widow Trankey in Barchester? How do you get your laundry done? No chow mein? What boredom do you suffer. Variety is the spice of life.

13 May 2014 at 04:21  
Blogger Mrs Proudie of Barchester said...

Dear Manfarang, well of course we do have the Signora Neroni, who has seen more in her lifetime that the entire cast of 'Oh Calcutta' (which I once went to see in the mistaken believe it was a celebration of our Empire). I suffer no boredom and get great satisfaction from distributing my tracts, ably assisted by Mr Slope, who enjoys putting thins through letter boxes...

13 May 2014 at 07:10  
Blogger Mrs Proudie of Barchester said...

that should read 'things' - oh dear this keyboard is so vexing

13 May 2014 at 07:11  
Blogger Len said...

Nice to see you back Mrs Proudie...

13 May 2014 at 10:45  
Blogger Mrs Proudie of Barchester said...

why thank you dear Len, I am much refreshed...

13 May 2014 at 23:02  
Blogger Hannah said...

Hi Happy Jack,

Jews do have a pantheon of Angels and demons, but is (predictably) emphasized in the mystical traditions, rather than the rationalist ones.

As for Eurovision ,it's a joke, as in not to be taken seriously, but something you watch with friends & a few glasses of vino tinto! I don't read pink news, but from the bits I've read, I wouldn't say it is reflective on the average gay person. Are their views 'demonic'? I dunno if I'd use such strong words as that. My personal view is that it is OTT, no different to some of the forums of the conservative right to be honest.

14 May 2014 at 09:26  

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