Monday, July 30, 2012

Well, the left know what was happening

Everyone I've spoken to liked the opening ceremony for the London Olympics, even if they thought parts of it a bit weird. They thought it quirky and humorous. Even the Daily Mail readers thought it a great moment for Britain.

I didn't like it. These ceremonies are directed at answering questions like "who are we?" and "where are we going?" and they have some power in influencing how people think about such issues. And the opening ceremony did present an arc of British history, one culminating in various left-wing causes of the twentieth century and then finally the modern urban liberal lifestyle.

Inevitably, you then had various rank and file Britons talking about how it captured the essence of British values and culture - which is a pity, as the modern urban liberal lifestyle seems soulless and denatured to me.

Anyway, you can be accused of injecting politics into something people take to be fun, which puts critics on the back foot. But now various figures on the left are expressing delight in how much the opening ceremony featured left-wing causes, which makes it harder to run with the "it's all apolitical fun" line:
Some Labour politicians struggled to contain their glee about the ceremony’s message, congratulating Mr Boyle for ‘smuggling in wonderfully progressive socialist sentiments’.

Carl Sergeant, a minister in the Welsh government, took to Twitter to describe Friday’s opening ceremony as ‘the best Labour Party political broadcast I’ve seen in a while’.

Taunting David Cameron, he added: ‘Working class history, multicultural, NHS, CND, gay kissing. Well done, comrade Boyle! Bet Dave is wriggling!’

The supposedly conservative London Mayor Boris Johnson couldn't see this. He thought it a great patriotic display:
London’s Tory Mayor Boris Johnson dismissed his comments, saying: ‘People say it was all leftie stuff. That is nonsense. I’m a Conservative and I had hot tears of patriotic pride from the beginning. I was blubbing like Andy Murray.’

Which prompted this response:
But Labour MP Paul Flynn said: ‘Boris has been spewing wild meaningless superlatives hoping to obliterate the eloquent messages of Danny Boyle on NHS, CND, and the futility of war.

Wonderfully progressive socialist sentiments and ideas were smuggled into the opening romp. The Tory Olympic twosome were tricked into praising the Trojan horse.’


  1. We do not watch TV but we have heard enough about the Opening ceremony (via radio),to know it was a paean to the Left.It appears they made fun of the Queen,by giving the impression that she jumped out of a helicopter and then having her in discussion with the immoral,fictional James Bond.When will they leave the aging Monarch alone and allow her to rest.She is in her 80's after all. So much money was wasted on this ceremony but it seems that when it comes to promoting the Left's favourite causes, money is no object. We are opposed to the Olympics for several reasons e.g it has Pagan origins,it encourages androgyny in that no sport is off-limits for women despite the fact they are less strong than men (in general), it is an altar to sport, making an idol of it and,finally,immorality is not frowned on but rather encouraged in that the Olympic authorities allowed a repulsive condom manufacturer to offer thousands of free condoms to the competitors, when such a wicked offer should have been rejected. Feet that are swift on the racetrack may also be swift to run to mischief off it, aided and abetted by the promiscuity pushers. I have made similar comments on Thinking Housewife today.

  2. Not knocking down the US women's gymnastics team but how those women are men. Compare them to say the Russian team and the body language and movements alone is telling.

  3. "When will they leave the aging Monarch alone and allow her to rest."

    The Queen is evil. She has done nothing to prevent - or even to protest against - the destruction of Britain. She deserves no rest!

  4. It is true that that the Queen has done nothing to stop the decline of Britain,I'm thinking of the moral decline in particular and some of her family have lived immoral lives. However, my point about her age is valid. She is an aged woman now and she should be allowed to take things easy. She may not be a true Christian albeit she is religious but religion never saved anyone. Why are you, Sir or Madam, so uncharitable and why do you hide behind the mask of anonymity?

  5. ...why do you hide behind the mask of anonymity?

    You must think we were born yesterday.

  6. SAW If you are an example of a "Thinking Housewife"
    then the world is indeed in trouble.

    "repulsive condom manufacturer"?
    Not using condoms is the leading cause of the massive aids pandemic and also deaths through overpopulation which leads to malnutrition, disease and the starvation of hundreds of millions in the dust bowl overpopulated and polluted countries on this planet.

    In Africa and South America millions of unwanted children live on the streets and on top of garbage dumps because the superstitious indigenous people or peasants are told they will go to hell if they disobey the church and use a condom.
    And so these poor frightened souls end up with families of up to 20 children that they can neither feed nor support.

    Every day more than 360,000 babies are born on the planet, and most of them will be born in the third world - just how many children would be born each day if most of the developed world did not use condoms? Obviously your morality over rides your conscience relating to the suffering those less fortunate than you will experience daily in their miserable short lives. And so you blog your crazy message that condoms are evil to a world reeling from pollution and drought because of overpopulation and the cutting down of the forests and paving over what's left. .

  7. The ceremony was terrible, dreary, horrible PC stuff. My heart sank as I watched it. Obviously the Leftists loved it. That so many on the centre-right apparently liked it too was the really scary thing, though. My own wife liked it*!
    That really did make me feel almost alone, with only a few brave and uncommonly perceptive souls like the Tory MP Aidan Burley prepared to see it for what it was and take a stand against it.

    I really did have to wonder if Laurence Auster is entirely correct about our 'Dead Island'. At this point there does not seem much hope.

    *I talked with her about it later and she did agree about the Leftist message, and I pointed out a few nasty things she had missed. She had seen it while out with friends, while I had been home with our son; that might have made a difference.

  8. kman you should know that people against condoms don't have much pre-marital sex, aren't promiscuous and practice NFP.


  10. Thank you kman for putting us right. Condoms,condoms, condoms. Every problem in the world can be solved through condoms condoms condoms. And the Pill. And abortion. Ask Melinda Gates. Alias Pope Melinda the First.

    So contracepting, aborting white Europeans commit race suicide while kman cheers on the Continent's pullulating Islamic filth.

  11. Oh yes, kmam, and when you've finished picking your nose for long enough to read some serious research, you can study this 22-year-old (!) article debunking the whole "Population Bomb" myth which was peddled - from the 1960s - by Paul Ehrlich. Of course Ehrlich is the Jewish fraud who wrote such drivel as this:

    "In the 1970s the world will undergo famines - hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now."

  12. It was a terrible ceremony but someone did select Danny Boyle to direct the event knowing his left wing views. Whoever chose him and how they got to make the decision should be of interest.

    How could a celebration of all things British not include a focus on faith, the respect for tradition, and their brilliant ventures across the high seas? It's as though we're seeing history rewritten before our very eyes.

  13. "However, my point about her age is valid. She is an aged woman now and she should be allowed to take things easy."

    Nonsense. There is no statute of limitations on the horrors she has inflicted on her country. Indeed, she continues to inflict them. She deserves not a moment of peace.

  14. N. Whitmont you are not a regular on this blog or you mighy have noticed that no one -and I mean no one has come out more strongly against Islamic migration to Australia than I have. And as for "every problem in the world being solved by condoms,the pill and abortion"-tell me where did I say that or even mention the pill or abortion? Your post is not only totally innacurate it's just plain stupid and insulting!