October 11th, 2012

Brendan O’Neill laments the state of politics:

“The transformation of feminism from an assertive, offence-giving form of politics into a passive, offence-taking form of therapy reflects a change that has taken place across the political sphere. Feeling offended is the lingua franca of modern politics. Politics used to be about saying, “I believe in something and I am going to make it happen”. Now it is about saying, “I am offended by something and I am going to make it disappear”.”


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  1. 1
    Mike Hunt says:

    Doesn’t just apply to feminism sadly.

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  2. 2
    Scourge of the plebs says:

    Then heaven help our cousins down-under if Gillard ever goes “old school”.

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  3. 3
    Strictly fuck off says:

    I personally would like to grab the BBC by throat and trash the place with a baseball bat. Perv apologists.

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  4. 4
    Lets all take a strop togethet says:

    In the effeminate culture we now inhabit, the greatest crime you can commit is to “offend” someone or make them “uncomfortable”.

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  5. 5
    Brown out and pay me damages says:

    Time for certain idiot to take responsibility for damage he has done!

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  6. 6
    Julia Gillard says:

    Guido Fawkes is a very offensive little man.

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Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann on Cameron’s refusal to pay the £1.7 billion EU bill by December 1st:

“Well, then he’s gonna pay on December 2nd”



Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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