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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3,459 Comments

  1. Bru ‘ I must admit that if I were Jewish I would give Jerusalem a wide berth. ‘

    most idiotic and offensive post of the month.. so far……….

    ‘If i forget thee o Jerusalem’

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  2. well, i’m just reading back.. and Paul, your Mum has died, I didn’t see that here, so my condolences and thoughts are with you, very, very sorry for your loss Paul

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  3. you really are an ignorant fucking arsehole paul ‘ becki little’> and her ‘history; of Jerusalem – what crap

    do not ever call me a fascist again you bastard

    we celebrate Chunukah these days – how old do you think the temple was\?
    how old do you think Temple Mount is

    you have more in common with roth than you will ever know.

    you are an idiot – you lot… bru,fran and jack can have this place

    see ya – till next time

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    • brexiteers? ha ha what about left wing lexiters? you know …like corbyn and mc donnel?

      you are so boring a troll its madness

      see ya next month or whenever – transparent freak (havent bothered to read the last page – sure it as boring as could be – p,s FUCk you

      bye for now

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    • you are outrageous – creepy roth/Fran sylvie – corbyn hates Israel

      he supports dictorships and tyranny worldwide – get your nose out of cadbury lane you weird freak

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  4. brusselsexpats

     /  December 9, 2017

    Hi Paul,

    You too – Xmas will be a poignant few days. All the best.

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  5. brusselsexpats

     /  December 9, 2017

    Paul,

    Just read about the loss of your mother. There are no adequate words in a situation like that, especially if it’s a sudden passing.

    My deepest condolences but remember the good times – that gives you strength.

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    • pbj2

       /  December 9, 2017

      Thanks Bru

      I won’t be around much for the rest of the year so happy xmas to our host and all the regulars here and all the best for 2018.

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  6. Fran Sylvie

     /  December 8, 2017

    All:

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  7. Ah, surprise surprise.

    Theresa May has heralded an agreement with the European commission to move the Brexit negotiations on to trade discussions as “hard won” and “in the interests of all” after days of intense bargaining at home and abroad.

    The British prime minister and the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, made the announcement at a press conference early on Friday after May and David Davis, the UK’s Brexit secretary, travelled to Brussels for last-minute talks.

    Juncker said “sufficient progress” has been made in the first phase of negotiations to allow movement to the next phase, while May said that the agreement ensured there would be “no hard border” in Ireland.

    An Irish government spokesman said it was “a very good day for Ireland, north and south”.

    And

    Under the caveat that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed, the joint commitments set out below in this joint report shall be reflected in the Withdrawal Agreement in full detail. This does not prejudge any adaptations that might be appropriate in case transitional arrangements were to be agreed in the second phase of the negotiations, and is without prejudice to discussions on the framework of the future relationship.

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