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by Belle
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Left must control its hard/progressive cohort
Replies: 1
Views: 28

The Left must control its hard/progressive cohort

As my late father always used to say, "everything is always all about WHO gets WHAT". The progressive Left has grown out out of control and society is lapsing into decadence and moral decay at a rate of knots. Those on the centre left have to do something about this , if they want a brand to survive...
by Belle
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Harry and Meghan get a 'chill pill' from the Queen
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Harry and Meghan get a 'chill pill' from the Queen

Brendan O'Neill, with his usual laser-vision analysis and wonderful prose, makes a somewhat humorous barb about the 'celebrity couple':

https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/02/2 ... al-family/
by Belle
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Facebook’s New Look in Australia: News and Hospitals Out, Aliens Still In
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Facebook’s New Look in Australia: News and Hospitals Out, Aliens Still In

This is a salient opinion piece about "Facebook" and the consequences of its corporate behaviour in Australia: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/02/24/the-casualties-of-facebooks-war-on-australia/ I'm not interested in "Facebook" and never was, since I think it feeds a culture of narcissism. Just r...
by Belle
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 107
Views: 4746

Re: TrumpReich in action

Appalling, absolutely hate-fuelled comments. How do you get to sleep at night with all that hatred on board? It's a serious question. People like you scare the hell out of many of us. Trump has lost the election and the only thing keeping him from total obscurity and irrelevance is people like you. ...
by Belle
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Roger Scruton; The Classical Tradition Today
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Roger Scruton; The Classical Tradition Today

I just found this from the great man, Sir Roger Scruton, and his little audience at the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest seems engaged. (He is much missed, having died just over a year ago.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LWF7nHFIkk
by Belle
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "It's the job,stupid "- GOP staffers' agony
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: "It's the job,stupid "- GOP staffers' agony

Let's face it, it's not only in politicis that moral compromise is expected from employees - they might end up no better off. But lying and toadying are skills universally appreciated by employers . Undoubtedly in the media, but ruthlessness is one of the main characteristics my son experiences in ...
by Belle
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Facebook’s New Look in Australia: News and Hospitals Out, Aliens Still In
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Facebook’s New Look in Australia: News and Hospitals Out, Aliens Still In

“ High-quality news and analysis is a public good , and that’s why we fund NPR and the ABC ,” said Jim Minifie, an economist with Lateral Economics, a consulting firm that specializes in digital public policy, referring to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation..." This is absolutely risible!! The ...
by Belle
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The illiberal Right
Replies: 17
Views: 468

Re: The illiberal Right

" Trumpism "; this has become a convenient whipping boy for vast numbers of people who respect and support globalism, open borders, virtue signalling, social engineering and the repressive PC culture wars. For now it's called "Trump" but henceforth somebody else will take up the cudgels on behalf of...
by Belle
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another inglorious legacy of the loony Left
Replies: 27
Views: 895

Re: Another inglorious legacy of the loony Left

Thanks Joseph. AS P.G. Wodehouse said of a heroine, she had the mentality of a cockroach - and not just any cockroach, but one that had been dropped on its head as a baby. :lol: We've all grown to admire the censorious hatred emanating from the Left, even if it's appropriating the words of a wit an...
by Belle
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another inglorious legacy of the loony Left
Replies: 27
Views: 895

Re: Another inglorious legacy of the loony Left

You think it won't happen to you. Until it does.

https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/02/1 ... l-culture/
by Belle
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Blue Lives Matter Is Over
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Blue Lives Matter Is Over

Black Looters Matter?

Just one minor point, though. If Black Lives Matter it's a wonder they don't behave as though they really do.

https://quillette.com/2021/02/10/unspea ... n-america/
by Belle
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another inglorious legacy of the loony Left
Replies: 27
Views: 895

Re: Another inglorious legacy of the loony Left

I've never defended Trump, just the people who voted for him . He wasn't my President but I looked on in dismay of 4 years of unbridled hatred and viciousness from his opponents. These actually turned out to be the little people; the same mobs and tribes which vilify people as 'white supremacists', ...
by Belle
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another inglorious legacy of the loony Left
Replies: 27
Views: 895

Re: Another inglorious legacy of the loony Left

I'm going to keep adding these as the insanity and authoritarianism from the Left continues apace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lafWX8yVfU The mob violence on Capital Hill on January 6 was but a physical manifestation of the lynch mob mentality of rabid progressives who are after everybody who d...
by Belle
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another inglorious legacy of the loony Left
Replies: 27
Views: 895

Re: Another inglorious legacy of the loony Left

Here we go again. More authoritarianism from the Left. https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/02/08/another-woke-purge-at-the-new-york-times/ Bari Weiss, who left the NY Times because she felt crushed by the demand for ideological conformity, has recently tweeted this and it's laser accurate: If a perso...
by Belle
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another inglorious legacy of the loony Left
Replies: 27
Views: 895

Another inglorious legacy of the loony Left

https://quillette.com/2021/02/05/more-w ... tch-hunts/

And:

https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/02/0 ... d-manners/

They really are a scary cohort for us middle-mannered, centrist individuals.
by Belle
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Renaissance man Dr. Thomas Sowell
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Renaissance man Dr. Thomas Sowell

Here's an excellent profile of this unique intellectual, Dr. Thomas Sowell. I have read some of his work - but not nearly enough; something I'll have to remedy. He has had a great influence on the culture, particularly in relation to conservative and economic thought. Professor Steven Pinker also ap...
by Belle
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: (Hard) Left on the run politically the world over
Replies: 11
Views: 369

(Hard) Left on the run politically the world over

This well-written and balanced essay supports what I've been saying for a while now; that the Left/hard Left (it's impossible to tell them apart nowadays) has been politically on the run the world over in more recent times. Corbyn got the heave-ho because he was a muddle-headed, ideological academic...
by Belle
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald’s Deplorables chatter threats to lawmakers about impeachment
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: Donald’s Deplorables chatter threats to lawmakers about impeachment

Rach3 wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:59 pm
Belle wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:22 pm
Bret Weinstein is one of the USA's leading public intellectuals.
A "fact" that will certainly be news to almost all sentient Americans.
You mean readers of the NYT. Sentience is the only quality required to complete that, er, task.
by Belle
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald’s Deplorables chatter threats to lawmakers about impeachment
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: Donald’s Deplorables chatter threats to lawmakers about impeachment

The Left eats itself. Again. Bari Weiss knows all about it, as does that other unfortunate man who was an editor and who had the temerity to put a GOP interview in the NYT. No dissent from the party line will be tolerated. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/01/inside-the-new-york-times-firing-of-l...
by Belle
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald’s Deplorables chatter threats to lawmakers about impeachment
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: Donald’s Deplorables chatter threats to lawmakers about impeachment

This intellectual really nails it in his brief comments from 1:18 . Bret Weinstein is one of the USA's leading public intellectuals. He describes himself as a 'left leaning libertarian'. Bret (and wife Heather Heying), love your work!! And your superb honesty without the need for low resolution thin...
by Belle
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Illiberal Left Threatens all our Freedoms
Replies: 25
Views: 833

Re: The Illiberal Left Threatens all our Freedoms

The 'perniciousness' of the Right? Could be. But they don't put hand on heart and call themselves the compassionate cohort, full of love, and justice and fairness. And they are generally busy running businesses and paying down debt, rather than fulminating from the side about 'the rich' and anybody ...
by Belle
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Illiberal Left Threatens all our Freedoms
Replies: 25
Views: 833

The Illiberal Left Threatens all our Freedoms

(Even serial killer John Wayne Gacy was entitled to the presumption of innocence.) What staggers me about Dershowitz is that he still refers to himself as a "left liberal"!! You won't read anything like this in Pravda (The New York Times) or CNN. This isn't going to end well. It all reminds me of ou...
by Belle
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The toxic nature of Identitarianism
Replies: 10
Views: 489

The toxic nature of Identitarianism

This is a thoughtful essay and very apt for the times. I was left questioning King's assertion that most immigrant groups to the USA had been given grants and other forms of assistance to help them succeed in their new country - but it appears he overlooked many Jews, like the family of Irving Berli...
by Belle
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Many Americans Are Officially Giving Up on Democracy
Replies: 18
Views: 729

Re: Many Americans Are Officially Giving Up on Democracy

Absolutely priceless!!!!!!!!! :lol:
by Belle
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Many Americans Are Officially Giving Up on Democracy
Replies: 18
Views: 729

Re: Many Americans Are Officially Giving Up on Democracy

1. "A smaller rate of tax"? Two of my sons pay MORE THAN 50% of their income to our government, plus indirect consumption taxes. PAYE taxpayers are totally ripped off in Australia and carry the vast majority of our taxation . (Sooner or later the discussion had to get around to money, though. All th...
by Belle
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Is the Republican Party’s Past and Its Future
Replies: 28
Views: 808

Re: Trump Is the Republican Party’s Past and Its Future

More measured, intelligent and reasonable commentary from the objective New York Times!! This newspaper is forever playing to the cheap seats in the gallery, with all the aplomb and sophistication of Pravda. Where's that unity thing? We're all desperately looking for it and it's nowhere to be found....
by Belle
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Roots of Josh Hawley’s Rage
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: The Roots of Josh Hawley’s Rage

Thanks for posting this fascinating article. It presents very grim view of Kuyper's Reformed faith (I studied him in my theology degree), but in the US that seems justified because they have distorted him significantly. It was one of the great insights of the 16th century Reformation that God is co...
by Belle
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Schwarzenegger calls out TrumpReich
Replies: 15
Views: 667

Re: Schwarzenegger calls out TrumpReich

EPIC HYPOCRISY from the Left continues apace: this same cohort which puts hand on heart and calls itself "compassionate". It's easy to do, I suppose, when you regard half the voting population as dumb renegades and 'deplorables' from 'fly-over country', beneath contempt. Toxic masculinity, white pr...
by Belle
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump’s Legacy: Voters Who Reject Democracy and Any Politics but Their Own
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Re: Trump’s Legacy: Voters Who Reject Democracy and Any Politics but Their Own

You have been comprehensively indoctrinated by the New York Times, for surely propaganda and indoctrination are the only games in town with that dubious outfit. It has turned into a quite dangerous arm of the Left and its cancel culture. New York itself reminds me of those Italian city states - unco...
by Belle
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pro-Trump Protesters to Gather Amid Fears of Violence
Replies: 79
Views: 1266

Re: Pro-Trump Protesters to Gather Amid Fears of Violence

We see again the real Right. What, the ones that Belle says are never violent, it's only the left? Conservatives didn't burn streets, set buildings alight, trash peoples' businesses. NO violence is acceptable , but it's hugely hypocritical for those who've previously turned a blind eye now to be 'c...
by Belle
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pro-Trump Protesters to Gather Amid Fears of Violence
Replies: 79
Views: 1266

Re: Pro-Trump Protesters to Gather Amid Fears of Violence

Oh, this is absolutely rich. A party and its supporters which refused to accept 'loser consent' for 4 long years, attempting impeachment, humiliating a Supreme Court candidate in front of the whole world (Kavanaugh), tearing up a State of the Union address (in front of the whole world) and then enab...
by Belle
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What's Wrong with the Modern Left
Replies: 17
Views: 778

What's Wrong with the Modern Left

My White Privilege Didn’t Save Me. But God Did written by Edie Wyatt ("Quillette" online journal) I am not naturally conservative, and I do not exhibit the required antagonism toward men to qualify me as a decent feminist. But in the area of sex, rape, and paedophilia, I am unable to separate my po...
by Belle
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump's weekend sedition while COVID rages
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Trump's weekend sedition while COVID rages

Another insightful, intelligent, non-mainstream piece which demonstrates the importance of avoiding groupthink:

https://quillette.com/2021/01/03/return ... new-right/

Wide reading strongly recommended.
by Belle
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Andrew Sullivan Book Review
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: Andrew Sullivan Book Review

Here's an alternate, intelligent and perceptive exploration of a world view the very OPPOSITE of conservatism; the politics of hatred, so beloved of the Left. There's no need for condescension about conservatives when you read this; the truth becomes self-evident and most awake and intelligent peopl...
by Belle
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: America, the Zombie nation
Replies: 52
Views: 2605

Re: America, the Zombie nation

Quick; run and hide. This African American professor talks about 'the enemy without and the enemy within'. No wonder it cost Prof. Lowry his co-called friendships; nobody hates quite like the Left.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL5G2Y6LMpE
by Belle
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: America, the Zombie nation
Replies: 52
Views: 2605

Re: America, the Zombie nation

From the NYT today: "The New York Young Republican Club held its annual gala. Images posted on Twitter showed attendees gathered inside, close together and wearing no masks." These people should be in jail. Yes, put everybody in jail - but defund the police: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap8FfZTg...
by Belle
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 107
Views: 4746

Re: TrumpReich in action

Still obsessed with Trump more than a month after he lost the unlosable election !! Some things never change do they!! It's sad to see such hatred and talk about the Third Reich - tired old cliches and tropes which are meaningless. Please demonstrate how Trump rushed people into the showers and kil...
by Belle
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why Prosecuting Trump Is a Very Bad Idea
Replies: 52
Views: 1734

Re: Why Prosecuting Trump Is a Very Bad Idea

This is the most intelligent assessment I've read in a long time - and I've read a lot!!

https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/12/0 ... l-live-on/
by Belle
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why Prosecuting Trump Is a Very Bad Idea
Replies: 52
Views: 1734

Re: Why Prosecuting Trump Is a Very Bad Idea

Still on the hatred, aye. I thought that would have been quelled by the election of Dems. Nobody does hatred quite like the Left, though. And the Democrats have learned nothing from 4 years out of power; reverting to the same old tics and behaviours which saw them unseated in 2016. Identitarianism o...
by Belle
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Can We Trust This G.O.P. in Power Again?
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: How Can We Trust This G.O.P. in Power Again?

What is WRONG with them is what is WRONG with your society. The left loves the blame game; loves victimhood and grievance. It's the porridge to their Goldilocks: a movable feast. But they're none too flash on self-awareness and understanding. They've mastered the art of projection; starting divisive...
by Belle
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: After Trump Leaves the White House, Should he be Prosecuted for his Crimes?
Replies: 15
Views: 655

Re: After Trump Leaves the White House, Should he be Prosecuted for his Crimes?

The hatred and the Trump Derangement Syndrome continues. Note: this is a huge turn-off for voters going forward . There will be a backlash because this is really directed towards the people who voted for Trump. He'll be flushed out of the White House but what's going to happen about the 're-educatio...
by Belle
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sore loser Trump choked like a dog — no different than a golfer that misses a putt on the 18th hole
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Sore loser Trump choked like a dog — no different than a golfer that misses a putt on the 18th hole

Congratulations to those Democrat supporters for their victory. Let's hope the hatred stops being spewed here now. Hope springs eternal. Trump is a sore loser but he's merely emulating what HRC did 4 years ago. Covid-19 undid Donald Trump; his cavalier attitude towards the pandemic cost him, big tim...
by Belle
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The War on Truth Reaches Its Climax
Replies: 8
Views: 778

Re: The War on Truth Reaches Its Climax

I'm pleased Mr Krugman describes himself as an Opinion Columnist as he himself continues the 'war on truth'. I have no views on what he's talking about, (I personally don't give a excrement about anything Trump does) but this type of specious drivel is a good example of what the media have become. ...
by Belle
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is the US really a democracy?
Replies: 29
Views: 1398

Re: Is the US really a democracy?

I seldom take The Guardian seriously because it's always a glass half empty approach and fuelled by resentment and grievance. America is a democracy even though we might say it's a convoluted, flawed type of system with their electoral college system and now the dodgy postal votes regime. We have si...
by Belle
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT Editorial Board scorns Trump as a ‘racist demagogue’
Replies: 28
Views: 1631

Re: NYT Editorial Board scorns Trump as a ‘racist demagogue’

And yet.....this nails it. Pretty well-balanced comments and a LOT of people relate to them:

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video ... _2020.html
by Belle
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fox News Would Not Exist Today if........
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: Fox News Would Not Exist Today if........

Fox is the single alternative to wall-to-wall hard Left politics in the mainstream media. I do understand why the Left want it gone, of course, but that would be anti-democratic. Say what??!! Occasionally I listen to get some balance from all the others, droning on and on and on about the same issue...
by Belle
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: SOMETHING THE LEFT WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND
Replies: 14
Views: 1160

SOMETHING THE LEFT WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND

Wildly, madly, the West is destroying itself Suicidal Covid ‘public health’ policies and the Marxist Trojan horse of BLM zealotry are products of our perilous complacency. We may be tempting an implosion on a historical scale.By LIONEL SHRIVER The widespread COVID-19 lockdowns and the increasingly ...
by Belle
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Hid His First Positive Covid-19 Test Result on Thursday While Awaiting a Second Test Result.
Replies: 17
Views: 1536

Re: Trump Hid His First Positive Covid-19 Test Result on Thursday While Awaiting a Second Test Result.

We note that the New York Times and its fellow travellers are out in force with the biblical metaphors and the baseball bats. Tolerance and compassion in typical abundance (somebody is trying to fool somebody else.) These comments from Brendan O'Neill really nail the issues with characteristic intel...
by Belle
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Right-wing mag says US needs Biden
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: Right-wing mag says US needs Biden

It is unsurprising to read a diversity of opinion in a conservative publication. That's because their readers are not afraid of alternative opinions or fear being bludgeoned by baseball bats for deviating from the orthodoxies, as is the case with the Left. And they don't have vicious junkyard dogs f...
by Belle
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Yesterday's Debate Stand Back and Stand By
Replies: 23
Views: 1789

Re: Yesterday's Debate Stand Back and Stand By

Biden was no better than Trump ; "shut up man", "a clown" etc. The whole thing was an absolute disgrace and indicative of the descent from civility of the USA. The centre left now dominated by extremists (also around the world, and this is keeping the Left out of politics). You egg the people on by...