Uganda and the West’s Inconsistent Approach to Gay Rights

Written on 24 February 2014.

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It is good that Western leaders are criticizing Uganda for this new anti-gay law. However, where is the criticism of the West’s Middle Eastern ally – Saudi Arabia? Where are the calls for the ending of diplomatic relations with that country as well?

It seems that the concern about anti-gay laws is inconsistent.  Why is that, and is this current criticism about something else?  Does the reference in the article to “evangelical Christians” give the real game away?  The Guardian writes:

“Homophobia, supported by many US-funded evangelical Christians, has become more virulent in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa.” (1)

Does this explain the willingness to do the right thing with regard to Uganda, but the unwillingness to do the same thing with regard to Saudi Arabia.  Of course there are obviously no evangelical Christians preaching openly in Saudi Arabia!  Is this latest moral indignation just part of the Western elite’s ongoing crusade against Christianity?

If Western elites really cared about gay rights then they would be more consistent in their criticism.

(1) Uganda politicians celebrate passing of anti-gay laws, the Guardian, 24 February 2014

 

Great Leader Cameron, the Little Boy Who Cried Wolf, Can Solve All Our Problems!

Written on 8 February 2014

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Above: Mexican Wolf.

I’ve just been reading an article at Canada Free Press (Friday, February 7, 2014) about the floods in the UK and the incompetence of the government with regard to planning for them.  I felt that I had something to say on this subject so I left a comment at that site.  The article by Anna Grayson-Morley included the following quote and I used this as the starting point of my comment:

“This is all until Dave stepped in with extra money that no one knows where it will come from or who exactly is going to get it.”

Here is the rest of my posted comment:

Notice how pledges are deliberately vague.  Cameron just wants to avoid the criticism of the moment and does not care one bit about the future. What he says now is just short term political management, to distract the public.  This is just like his pledge to have a referendum on the EU in the event of changes to the EU Constitution .  When the Lisbon Treaty that amended that Constitution came along, Cameron reneged on his commitment, just as he will undoubtedly do in the future with regard to his latest pledge to allow a referendum on the EU.

Cameron is like the little boy who cried wolf and thus could never be believed or trusted again.  The three parties that make up the political troika that rules Britain as a single party state based on their shared vision and indistinguishable policies, Labour, Liberal Democrat, and Conservative, exhibit exactly the same political character flaws as well.

Government needs to make policies and devise plans over long periods of time.  A government that can’t anticipate problems and can’t make plans for the future is a government in name only and not worth the expense of maintaining.  But ultimately why should they, the people never hold them to account anyway, they believe what the media tells them and they suspend the functions of independent thought!

Increasingly we see those in power concentrate on trendy causes, which they bully people to embrace, rather than on representing the needs of the people and the country.  It is as if, in our era of globalisation, democratic governments have been stripped of any real power and have contented themselves with the petty functions of a Parish Council.  Or is it all this a manifestation of the “creative destruction” so beloved by our Cultural Marxist decision makers?

Yesterday I listened to the Jeremy Vine radio programme which was discussing whether a small percentage of money should be taken out of the foreign aid budget and devoted instead to getting the people of the flooded areas of England back on their feet.  Do-gooder after do-gooder rang in saying, oh no, don’t take money from the foreign aid budget, that is so essential!  The implication was that the people of England are not suffering enough to be worthy of aid!

What I couldn’t fathom was why the UK was getting into ever increasing debt while at the same time giving money away.  Equally, if Government is making cuts then how can it afford to give public money away. If the Government can afford to give money to countries with space programmes, then perhaps that money could be more productively used on a British space programme.  If the Government can afford to give money away then it is obviously extracting tax money that it does not need.  Aid is an individual choice – in this era of globalisation let the global elite, those who control the system and have the real power an money in the modern age, give aid and keep our treasuries intact and focused on their function of maintaining this country and its people.

The lack of planning for these latest floods reminds me of the lack of planning for the millennium bug that got governments panicking in 1999.  They were apparently so short term in their thinking that they never thought the year 2000 would ever arrive so never planned for it.

The truth of the matter is, the British government is the tool of the global elite to further their global interests.  It is not the servant of the people who elected it. Elections are just a minor inconvenience that can be got round by clever media manipulation and the psychological exploitation of an unthinking and gullible public.

The problem we face is only illustrated by the current flooding issue – it runs much deeper and covers a broader range of concerns.  The problem we face is that government is so aloof and so corrupted by global money that it no longer cares about doing the job that government is supposed to do.  It is too busy interfering in people’s daily lives, poking its nose where it is not wanted and brainwashing entire populations, as well as bulling them, to sacrifice cherished freedoms and put their trust in the principle of ‘Government knows best’!  Government should spend less time spying on its own people and more time doing its job!

Scarlett Johansson Makes a Stand Against Bullying Sanctions Movement

Written on 2 February 2014

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Above: Israel – View from Mount Carmel

I’ve just been reading an article on the Telegraph website by Brendan O’Neill about Scarlett Johansson.  I feel compelled to put fingers to keyboard to commend her on her decision of to give her role with Oxfam the big elbow after the charity allegedly ‘hinted’ that she should sever her links with SodaStreamdue to the company’s links with Israeli settlements.

Personally I think Oxfam should focus on its charity role rather than engage in the politics of the trendy, politics which involves very nasty attempts to bully and demonise the only true functioning and well established democracy in the Middle East.  Trade Unions should perhaps do the same and concentrate on representing their members in these difficult times.

There is too much bullying behaviour by Cultural Marxist types who seem to vent their spite on anything remotely Western or democratic these days.  Oxfam’s apparent attempt to ‘get to’ Scarlett in some way seems to me to fit their modus operandi.  Israel as a functioning Western style democracy obviously upsets them.   Good to see someone standing up to them rather than being intimidated by them.

Are charities really champions of the needy, or are they champions of a the dangerous Cultural Marxist political ideology that seeks to undermine the Western world?

Well done Scarlett!

See Brendan O’Neill’s article HERE.