Watching the Untrusted Implode III

There is something of a problem if you’re moving home in Venice

 

Watching the Untrusted Implode III

The blind eye technique of justice is morally indefensible.

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Given the outbreak of inappropriate use of Hitler and Nazi comparisons in the Guardian I thought it might by appropriate to quote George Orwell from a longer article in:

POLITICO Magazine – Quit Comparing Trump to Hitler! –

In American politics everyone at some point gets compared to Der Fuhrer. Even Obama.  By Michael Lind  March 08, 2016

As early as 1944, in his essay “What is Fascism?” George Orwell concluded: “It will be seen that, as used, the word ‘Fascism’ is almost entirely meaningless … I have heard it applied to farmers, shopkeepers, Social Credit, corporal punishment, fox-hunting, bull-fighting, the 1922 Committee, the 1941 Committee, Kipling, Gandhi, Chiang Kai-Shek, homosexuality, Priestley’s broadcasts, Youth Hostels, astrology, women, dogs and I do not know what else.”

The word “fascist” according to Orwell had been degraded “to the level of a swearword.”

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” An assault on an ideology is not merely different from a threat made to a person; it is the opposite of a threat made to a person. The whole end of liberal civilization is to substitute the criticism of ideas for assaults on people.” – Adam Gopnik

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There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.

John Kenneth Galbraith

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Welcome to The Real Untrusted

for a brief introduction to this site – read here

“The citadel of established practice seldom falls to the polite knock of a good idea. It may however yield to a long siege, a pre-emptive strike, a wooden horse or a cunning alliance.” 

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Why I am voting Leave the EU is now here

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I’ve posted Photographs 30  –  all of which have been displayed on the front page recently and are now all together for those who might have missed them first time round.

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 Today’s Music

David Bowie – Heroes

Pink Floyd  – Let There Be More Light – A Saucerful Of Secrets (1968)


In the beginning……….. How the CiF rebels turned hypocrisy into an art form-  is now elsewhere  – making comments posted here easier to access – I hope.

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Guardian Posts Hypocritical Editorial on Censorship

On Wednesday 19 July 2017 the Guardian published an editorial headed Users of WhatsApp in China and security researchers reported the service partially blocked by authorities, about the Chinese government’s censorship of the internet and linking it to the death of jailed Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo.

So well done the Guardian for standing up to those who seek to suppress the freedom to comment and to read.

In May 2009, the writer, Jane Nichol-Bell (AKA BeautifulBurnout / MizzLizProbert / idanielblake (but actually barrister and Jeremy Corbyn and Ken Livingstone fan Jane Haybroek) wrote a popular and much acclaimed article Don’t blame the police for Sabina Akhtar’s murder.

In her haste to get published Ms Haybroek failed seriously to undertake even the most basic research to ensure her facts were correct and while her loyal fans did their best to defend her, more objective readers thoroughly slated it.

Here’s one of the posters on that thread:

Beautiful Burnout/Jane Nichol Bell: You have completely ignored some of the most useful comments on here in a painfully one-sided argument without much research or facts.

(Of course the comments that she did make and there were many can’t be found, other than when quoted in other posters’ comments.)

Also, why are you comparing another domestic violence case where the victim did not obviously want help from the police or courts to the original case where she was definitely asking for help?! It really seems like you are lumping all domestic violence cases together in a way that is almost misogynist…

But what a pity that the Guardian fails to uphold such worthy anti-censorship principles in its own publications and allows its own staff a free hand to censor. Sometime in 2013 or 2014, at her request the Guardian deleted everyone of the thousands of posts that BeautifulBurnout had posted on hundreds of its Comment is Free articles.

And from another of her fan club:

And how is it that ultimathule’s partner in slime, BiteTheHand, gets to slag off an ATL writer without sanction? Some of the stuff that this guy has been slinging at JaneBell has been borderline actionable in law given that he’s been questioning her competence as a solicitor/barrister.Is it true, as has been hinted at, that BiteTheHand writes for the Guardian? If so, shouldn’t he, and Cif, be a little more open about it?

You might now understand why Beautiful Burnout and her fan club were so eager to get Bitethehand banned from CiF.

Watching the Untrusted Implode II

 

Nepal above 6000 metres, November 2000

Corbyn supporters who do hate their country?

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Given the outbreak of inappropriate use of Hitler and Nazi comparisons in the Guardian I thought it might by appropriate to quote George Orwell from a longer article in:

POLITICO Magazine – Quit Comparing Trump to Hitler! –

In American politics everyone at some point gets compared to Der Fuhrer. Even Obama.  By Michael Lind  March 08, 2016

As early as 1944, in his essay “What is Fascism?” George Orwell concluded: “It will be seen that, as used, the word ‘Fascism’ is almost entirely meaningless … I have heard it applied to farmers, shopkeepers, Social Credit, corporal punishment, fox-hunting, bull-fighting, the 1922 Committee, the 1941 Committee, Kipling, Gandhi, Chiang Kai-Shek, homosexuality, Priestley’s broadcasts, Youth Hostels, astrology, women, dogs and I do not know what else.”

The word “fascist” according to Orwell had been degraded “to the level of a swearword.”

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” An assault on an ideology is not merely different from a threat made to a person; it is the opposite of a threat made to a person. The whole end of liberal civilization is to substitute the criticism of ideas for assaults on people.” – Adam Gopnik

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There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.

John Kenneth Galbraith

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Welcome to The Real Untrusted

for a brief introduction to this site – read here

“The citadel of established practice seldom falls to the polite knock of a good idea. It may however yield to a long siege, a pre-emptive strike, a wooden horse or a cunning alliance.” 

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Why I am voting Leave the EU is now here

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I’ve posted Photographs 30  –  all of which have been displayed on the front page recently and are now all together for those who might have missed them first time round.

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End of You Tell Us – 28 January 2015

“Today is the last ideas thread. From tomorrow, we won’t be running these threads any more. We still really want your ideas for articles, but we think the best way to do that will be to have a dedicated email address for people to send in suggestions. That is being set up asap. The editor of Cif, Kira Cochrane, will be running a talking shop tomorrow to explain more, but when this thread closes tomorrow there won’t be a new one. I know this will be upsetting for some, but please bear with us while we make some new changes to the site.”

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 Today’s Music

Bremer McCoy – Ordet

 

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In the beginning……….. How the CiF rebels turned hypocrisy into an art form-  is now elsewhere  – making comments posted here easier to access – I hope.

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Watching The Untrusted Implode – I

Welcome to The Real Untrusted

for a brief introduction to this site – read here

This post allows visitors to access the first pages of comments made since I set up the site in April 2012, until May 2016 when the number of comments exceeded the WordPress limit. More recent comments can be viewed and added to at Watching The Untrusted Implode – II

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There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.

John Kenneth Galbraith

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