I know how Anna Soubry feels

For two-and-a-half years we have been similarly libelled as Nazis, branded by everyone from Prince Charles to the Archbishop of Canterbury to broadsheet columnists as racist, xenophobic cretins whose self-destructive vote to leave the EU has resuscitated the ‘fascist tradition’ (in the archbishop’s words).

I’ve been sworn at whilst walking my children to school. A neighbour spat outside my home every time he passed. People colluded to get me out of my job. I’m referred to by the media (and others) as an ignorant/racist/nazi continuously. But now an MP who has engaged in all the pejorative name calling; an MP with nothing but contempt for democracy and the electorate; now that this MP has been heckled and called a nazi by some boorish types, it’s now I’m supposed to be appalled?

Somebody pass me the world’s smallest violin.

(For the record, I do not believe Anna Soubry to be a nazi. Even she is too sensible to support a Socialist party. However she does give all the appearance of being an entitled, anti-democratic, federalist, EU Apparatchik – it just doesn’t fit into a chant so well!)

https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/01/08/i-know-how-anna-soubry-feels/

Smelly Elvis Lives

bazzMuch as I dislike driving traffic to The Guardian, this article is well worth a read:

I first met Barry just after he’d become a Christian and got involved in the children’s ministry I headed up  (…his first role was to play the part of “Smelly Elvis”!).  Proud to see him go from strength to strength, or – more accurately – from weakness to strength; from brokenness to wholeness; from hopelessness to hopefulness; from debt to solvent; and from death to life.

Divorceophobia – A Load of Old Bolsheviks.

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Not a lot of people know that in the Russian revolution 100 years ago, one of Lenin’s key agendas was the abolition of the family.

He set about this in several ways: first he introduced “marriage equality” – making registered & unregistered marriages ‘equal’. (sound familiar?). Then he separated child rearing from marriage by removing the concept of illegitimacy and introducing abortion on demand (sound familiar?). The other significant step was “no fault divorce”. Basically, one party could say “I want a divorce” and it was granted. (I divorce thee, I divorce thee, I divorce thee … job done. Sound familiar?).

Of course, all these changes were justified on the grounds of compassion and liberation from the oppressive & outdated institution. Only cruel, old-fashioned people would oppose them.

The abolition of marriage in all but name had such devastating, catastrophic social effects that within one generation Stalin – yes, Stalin, of all people – decided he needed to completely reverse all of Lenin’s policies.

Of course, being students of history and being more enlightened our governments would never do anything so foolish. Who in their right mind would dream of enacting all these changes … in one fell swoop. See, surely that was Lenin’s mistake – doing it all at once! Much better to being about the abolition of the family incrementally.

Pretty much the only piece of Lenin’s ideology that hasn’t yet been introduced over the course of the past 2 generations in the UK is “no fault divorce”. But that is the governments’ latest proposal.

I know the topic of same-sex ‘marriage’ got a lot of us very exercised, but no-fault divorce is probably even more of a nail in the coffin for marriage. PLEASE RESPOND TO THE GOVERNMENTS CONSULTATION. There’s just 48 hours left to respond. There are some helpful guidelines here.

Thank you.

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

Am I turning into a softy Southerner? I absolutely love this! Grateful for having daughters – exposes me to films I might never otherwise see.

Music is such an evocative gift from God. I even got something in my eye at a few points! Definitely a feel good film (… unlike the one I watched with the boys afterwards. More on that another day!)

The sign of an effective film for me is one that makes me want to go and find out more about the real characters afterwards. Look forward to doing some background reading on Mr PT Barnum.

Jordan Peterson Meets Maajid Nawaz: The Full Interview

Once again the polymath colossus that is @jordanbpeterson lays out with crystal clarity and forensic analysis everything that is wrong with regressive, far-left’s narrative of the world – everything from the gender pay gap, gender pronouns, masculinity v feminism et al. And for once, a fair and well conducted interview. Well done Maajid Nawaz (… though a shame that a professional broadcaster doesn’t know the importance of speaking into the microphone!)

Should be compulsory viewing for anyone age 10+. My children will all be watching it.