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  • ross1948 09:13 on July 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ageism, , , Good lefties, , ,   

    Sign Up! Honest Lefties Launch Article 50 Petition! 


    Some readers have asked why I urged support for Spiked.com recently, the ‘good lefties’ as I described them.

    Help the Good Lefties! Spiked.Com’s Appeal 

    In defence of my appeal on their behalf, I append below links to some of their latest output, the mere headings of which give a flavour of their commitment to democratic values.

    Just because somebody holds socialist views, it doesn’t mean they can’t be democratic….  

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    BRENDAN O’NEILL BREXIT
    YES, THIS IS A CRISIS: A BRILLIANT CRISIS PACKED WITH POSSIBILITY
    Be not afraid of Brexit: it is a wonderful moment for rethinking society.
    TOM SLATER BREXIT
    THE BATTLE FOR DEMOCRACY STARTS HERE
    We must defend democracy against an elite furious with the referendum result.
    FRANK FUREDI BREXIT
    REVOLT OF THE OTHERS
    Britain is effectively Two Nations, and one has just risen up.
    BRENDAN O’NEILL BREXIT
    BREXIT: THIS WAS A VOTE AGAINST BIGOTRY, NOT FOR IT
    The people have rebelled against the bigotry of the elites.
    ELLA WHELAN BREXIT
    AFTER THE REFERENDUM, THE UGLY SCOURGE OF AGEISM
    Hating old people has become a socially acceptable prejudice.
    TOM SLATER BREXIT
    THE 2,000-YEAR, ONGOING FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY
    From Plato to post-Brexit Britain, democracy has always been in peril.

    ooooooooooooooooo

    …and what’s more, because somebody holds socialist opinions, it doesn’t mean he or she can’t be a true patriot.

    For proof of that, get this! 

    The Brexit vote was barely two weeks ago, and already sections of the elite
    are conspiring to thwart it.

    Legal challenges have been made, MPs have launched schemes to block Brexit
    in parliament, and dithering ministers seem determined to delay invoking Article 50 for as long as possible. It is now urgent that we defend the historic referendum result, and the people’s will.

    This is why spiked is raising the stakes in the battle for democracy. Our new campaign, Invoke Article 50 NOW!, is demanding that the government enact Brexit immediately.

    Join us. Like the Facebook page. Sign the petition. And email the team to find out how you can get involved.

     oooooooo

    So there!

    I am going out tonight, and have a guest to welcome tomorrow, but sometime this week, I’ll be making two of those three moves. suggested in the paragraph above.

    facebook-censorship

    Can’t do the Facebook thing – still outlawed for spreading the word about the Cikeusik Pogrom!

    Zuck That! Obama’s Facebook Fan Is No Free Speech Hero! 

      

     
  • ross1948 08:52 on April 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ageism, grammar, , , Mona Chalabi, ,   

    Moaning Mona, Riding To The Rescue of Jakarta Post? 


    One of my most enjoyable spare-time activities  – not the most, but almost! – is noting the lapses in grammar of the Jakarta Post.

    Here’s an extract from a previous RRA.

    Five-Star Hotel Hooker Horror – Jakarta Post Grammar Probe? 

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    the-jakarta-post

    Prostitution has been there since my childhood but we have hypocrite and posed not to know about it,” kompas.com quoted him as saying here on Monday.

    That’s allegedly Jakarta’s Governor Ahok speaking, about a ‘high-class pimp’ story hitting headlines here.

    He also said he did not know the number of public officials using sex workers’ service but many have abused their power to pay the high tariff.

    ————-

    WOW!

    Ahok needless to say never said anything like that – he spoke in Indonesian. But that was how the JP Anglophones translated his remarks.

    There are other JP howlers, though I couldn’t possibly cover them all. But it’s not just grammar – here’s an amusing example of how they use a variety of ‘English’ that’s meaningless to normal people.

    Grammar and ‘Gays!’ – Poor Old Jakarta Post! 

    But now my true nefarious motives, for pointing out their wretched standard of English, stand exposed.

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    • People like Yours Truly, who expect decent grammar, are just wicked rich old racists!

    And who’s exposed us?


    This grumpy little girl!

    ————

    “It doesn’t take much to see the power imbalance when it comes to grammar snobbery. The people pointing out the mistakes are more likely to be older, wealthier, whiter, or just plain academic than the people they’re treating with condescension….”

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/video/2016/apr/20/grammar-snobs-are-patronising-pretentious-and-just-plain-wrong-video

    That’s from a pinko bint named Mona Chalabi, whose bile boils up in The Guardian, one of the most far left media in the UK. 

    Having studied at one of the oldest Scots institutions of higher education, the University of Edinburgh, Mona might fairly be described as ‘academic’ herself.

    Did she get an Upper Second or a First?

    If the latter, she’s more ‘academic’ than I, though I’m not an Edinburgh alumnus.

    Guardian hacks and hackettes also tend to be significantly ‘wealthier’ than your average citizen. She’s certainly much wealthier than I am! Who isn’t?

    So basically it’s age and colour that she’s righteously frothing about?   

    Yes, I confess, I am ‘older’ than she! The older you are, at least in the UK, the greater the chance your grammar will be good. Grammar schools, now rare – though UKIP say they’ll bring them back – took in students from poor homes and taught them well. Teachers were also much more diligent in such areas than they seem to be now.

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    • And alas, despite my zealous sun-bathing, whenever I get the chance to sit out in my yard with a book, I remain forlornly ‘whiter.’

    Mona makes good money from ‘race.’ The ‘documentary’ she was working on last year for (surprise, surprise!) the BBC on ‘racism’ presumably earned her a pretty penny.

    Will the script of her end-product be literate?

    I doubt I’ll watch it.

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    • Given her prejudices, it’ll likely just be another lefty whine.

    Whether it’ll be grammatically correct, I don’t know. Given that she resents those who care enough about the English language to draw attention to its misuse by ignoramuses, I am not optimistic. 

     

     
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