It is not fine, it is anything but fine

One of the trolling comments left at OoL the other day was worth repeating here:

Why are you bloggers always so angry when most of us are perfectly happy the way things are going? We work, we have holidays, everything’s fine.

I think he could have said instead:

Not everything’s fine but it’s OK and we muddle along.

This latter is certainly the attitude of people who don’t read or hear and let’s face it – many people simply don’t want to know. It most certainly is not fine, it’s anything but fine.

Sean Gabb’s latest [see it in full in Current news, events and campaigns] makes these points on erosion of liberties alone:

1. Every year or so in England, a new “anti-terrorism” law is made. Every time, we are told how this is absolutely needed to protect our way of life, and that it will be used only against terrorists and other very bad people. Every one of these laws is mostly used against ordinary people.

2. The police state that has been built up in England is almost uniquely incompetent. Any data about our communications aquired by the British State would certainly be put on unencrypted memory sticks and left on railway trains, or stolen by or sold to organised crime gangs and foreign security services.

3. We are already living in a state of “anarcho-tyranny.” Criminals who should be caught and locked away are kept out of prison, or undeported, in the name of human rights, and are given lavish financial support at our expense. The rest of us get taxed and regulated and spied on, and generally treated like the slaves of an absolute and arbitrary police state.

If you have any doubts about this, take this story of the past few days:

Government’s digital surveillance plans ‘practically impossible’

There is that aspect of it and point 2 of Dr Gabb’s release rings true here. Data will be incompetently handled, things will go awry. Why? Because the wrong people are employed, on the basis of:

1. parachutism
2. tickbox mentality with the tickboxes devised by the incompetent
3. NVQ mania

The latter is what most new qualifications come to and is one reason why, if your “qualification” is not new, they don’t want to know you. So, you might have and MBA from 1974, say and a new kid has one from 2004. The new one is not necessarily up to date at all – principles are principles but it is certainly more up to speed on the new rhetoric, the new diversity and world core curriculum, as great a piece of non-truth based propaganda as you’d ever hope not to see. The people who wreck education have been in place for a long time.

Incompetence abounds and everyone must have prizes.

Part of that propaganda is the climate scam or here or here, closely allied with Agenda 21. Then are the various flus and ailments going about – in this part of the country, almost everyone has been through the throat and chest epidemic, with a fair bit of tonsilitis and the cough remaining. This isn’t the usual percentage of people – it’s everyone I know in this area.

If you look at that last link though, on XDR-TB, it’s about the need to confirm sources because there is much disinformation being pumped out and trolls have spread like a cancer throughout the sphere and the MSM comments sections.

Then there are the nefarious ones – the Club of Rome and the EU itself and its roots, with the managed referenda.

Then there is any amount of PCist lunacy and jobsworthism – see any of Julia’s posts. This goes with the frightening of the population for no good cause.

Then there are the really nasty people in every council up and down the land – Common Purpose and don’t forget those on the continent with their paedophilia and prostitution rackets, people at the highest level plus the False Memory scam, not to mention the psychology old boys network which has been involved in all sorts of criminality.

Then we come to the giant food scam where faux shortages are fed to the media to bump up prices, whilst degraded grain and GM food, faux meat and the like are foisted on consumers at cheapest prices. There’s the Monsanto monopoly itself and Codex Alimentarius.

There’s the weakening of prescription medicines to the point they do virtually nothing fast, all in line with the health and safety scam. Let’s not forget social policy and the diversity scam, affirmative action and quotas in boardrooms.

There’s the disarming of the population and the charging of Myleene Klass for defending herself against thugs who jumped her back fence and threatened her. she was just a high profile example. The criminals are protected and the victims are charged. There is the myth about the need for gun control. Superintendent Colin Greewood:

England entered the twentieth century with no controls over the purchasing or keeping of any type of firearm, and the only measure which related to the carrying of guns was the Gun Licence Act, requiring the purchase of a ten shilling gun licence from a Post Office.

Crims are armed. the population is not.

There’s professional offence taking.

It goes on and on and on. It’s far worse than it was – the EU behemoth for a start is a new threat of huge proportions undermining not only our way of life but our sovereignty. Do people really think that when Scotland departs, England will stand as a nation or is it more realistic to call it nine regions administered from Brussels but called England? Meanwhile, we’ve thumbed the nose at our Commonwealth and slavishly followed the U.S. into whichever latest war they have in mind.

Penultimately, how many people are actually still reading this post and for that matter, how many saw my name and immediately turned away? There is information overload from all directions, people only want two paragraph blogposts because any longer are too wearying – there is an inuring against genuine information.

Lastly, there is the trolling which is hitting sites all over the place, in conjunction with legislation to regulate the internet, to make it country-specific in order to be able to enforce laws and the ludicrous lengths to which copyright has gone. Less people are commenting these days, people are weary, genuinely tired and seem to be more busy at work than they’ve ever been.

And there wasn’t even time to get on to the sexualization and prostitution of children, heavily abetted by schools, the decline in good parenting, leaving the way open for social services, the threat to mortgages, the destruction of the middle class and the replacement of free enterprise by something global. Not to mention the democratic deficit resulting in Say No to the Big 3 campaigns, for example.

And the troll at the top of the post asked:

Why are you bloggers always so angry when most of us are perfectly happy the way things are going? We work, we have holidays, everything’s fine.

Yeah right.

23 comments for “It is not fine, it is anything but fine

  1. Steve W
    April 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    “Penultimately, how many people are actually still reading this post and for that matter, how many saw my name and immediately turned away?”

    Superb levels of self awareness.

    Just to add, I generally find your posts on here to be amongst my least favourite and amongst those I agree with least, however, that shouldn’t stop one reading them. Why the people of this country feel the need to be sheltered (by the state) from any contrary opinions is an absolute mystery to me (well, not quite, but my thoughts on that would fill half a book).
    This post, however, was absolutely excellent and had I been amongst those who just ignore posts by those with whom I disagree I would be diminished by that willful ignorance.

    Keep it up James, like I said, even though I largely disagree, that in no way diminishes the value you get from writing or I get from reading your posts.

  2. April 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    The troll, of course, is a grade one, twenty-four carat fuckwit.

    Sean Gabb is as usual, on the button with this one.

  3. Voice of Reason
    April 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    James – another one of your ‘parachutees’, the GSA (General Services Administration) Administration chief resigned today after it was discovered that she spent over $800,000 on a conference in Las Vegas for 300 people in the organization.

    • April 3, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      How do they think they will get away with these..?

      Or don’t they care, because they know they will somehow land on their feet, and be shoehorned into another cozy sinecure?

      • Mudplugger
        April 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm

        Is it just me or is the name Lin Homer manifesting itself here to everyone else too ?

        • April 3, 2012 at 10:45 pm

          Yup! Now about to finish off the abortion HMRC (cheers Gordon!), after ruining UKBA and just about everything else she’s ever touched…

    • April 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      Thanks, VofR, Julia – we need to keep exposing these. i look at the mass of posts at Julia’s place and how the hell can there be any definitive list of all of these, male, female, left, right or indifferent.

      They speak of offenders register. Maybe there should be an Incompetence Register.

  4. stab11
    April 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    A few weeks ago I ran into an ex-colleague and got talking. He works in computer security and was approached by a GCHQ recruiter for what was called a sensitive position. Anyway to cut a long story short he was offered a post as a technical manager based in Cheltenham for the wonderful sum of £27K a year. Needless to say he turned it down pointing out he can earn almost double that working in Northern England and would earn god only knows what in London with its added expense. He told me he was worried just what kind of person they were recruiting if they would consider that pay acceptable.

    • April 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      Dear god, that’s less than I make! 👿

      It really is a case of ‘pay peanuts, get monkeys’, isn’t it?

      • April 3, 2012 at 2:59 pm

        Actually, it’s five times what I’m currently making and about half of what I used to. 🙂

        • April 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm

          And for such a sensitive position, too! It’s criminal.

        • April 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm


        • April 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm

          Traditionally weren’t employees expected to supplement their salaries with better paid part time work for the Kremlin? Not sure who it’d be with these days but for 27 grand in a management role I assume it’s still expected there’d be an arrangement with someone. 😆

          • Angry Squaddie
            April 4, 2012 at 5:54 am

            27K? That’s only about £500 more than the top rate of pay for a Private soldier in the Army! That can’t be right.

    • April 4, 2012 at 5:49 am


      Subject: DV cleared, penetration testers, Cheltenham, 25-65k salary band
      Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012

      Good Morning.

      I hope this email finds you well? Apologies if this comes to you in error.

      Role: Penetration Tester
      Positions: 20
      Location: Cheltenham
      Clearance: DV Clearance would be an advantage
      Salary: £25k-£65k dependent upon experience
      Experience: Willing to take on Graduates as well as experienced Pen Testers

      My Client is looking to take on a number of Penetration Testers, preferably DV Cleared who have good hands on experience as a penetration tester.

      If you do not have clearance the client would be prepared to undertake clearance for you – however cleared candidates would have a signigicant advantage.

      If you are interested in these opportunities, please email me a copy of your CV and I will contact your shortly.

      Kind regards,

      Monarch Recruitment Ltd. 8th Floor, 1 Martineau Place, 44-80 Corporation Street,Birmingham, B2 4UW. Company Reg No: 2774106, VAT No. 806 6627 20.

      • stab11
        April 4, 2012 at 8:26 am

        James I suspect that’s the job. They originally offered him £24K but probably saw his face and brought up the management role on £27K. No doubt the £65K jobs are for the teams diversity co-ordinator and 5 a day advisor 🙂

  5. April 3, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    “Why are you bloggers always so angry when most of us are perfectly happy the way things are going? We work, we have holidays, everything’s fine.”

    If we weren’t angry, we wouldn’t be bloggers.

    • April 3, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      Because bloggers have been taking notice of what’s going on around them 😉

  6. April 3, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    “Why are you bloggers always so angry when most of us are perfectly happy the way things are going? We work, we have holidays, everything’s fine.”


  7. Edgar
    April 3, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    “Why are you bloggers always so angry when most of us are perfectly happy the way things are going? We work, we have holidays, everything’s fine.”

    If you think that is ‘trollish’, you have led a very sheltered and privileged bloglife, Mr Higham. Perhaps the real trolls are confining themselves to bloggers they consider influential.

    • April 3, 2012 at 11:29 pm

      Sigh. We’re into comparative trolldom now, are we? 😉

    • April 4, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      That is but a small snippet from a whole raft of comments that were a) made under the assumed identities of other people and b) consisted of a series of insults made against commenters on this site and c) made with the expressly stated intention of causing disruption. So, yes, it was trolling.

  8. The Man With Many Chins
    April 4, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Funnily enough James, I normally rather like your posts, and this one was very good 😉

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