Tag Archives: Jade Goody
…..has died. It was expected, it was inevitable, it was sad. I guess Obama might have deigned to say something, but he didn’t.
But it “reverberates across the nation“. Thank you Max Clifford. I blame “Princess” “Diana” personally. It was ‘er wott dunn it, with MI5 and Prince Philip.
The ephemeral mass-media-elevation of temporary human objects of interest, to the status of Semi-Divine Beings, is not something I think would play very well in a libertarian society, if and when one comes about. We are all individuals, and poor Jade Goody’s sad death is really, and ought to be, a private tragedy that involves her family and friends, of whom it is pleasing to note that she has some.
The fact that this elevation takes place is imho related to the purposeful degrading of education of – and thus the reach of comprehension and horizons of – people, by ZanuLieBorg (UK-subdivision of Gramsco-FabiaNazi stultification-programme number 2/b.)
What Mark Steyn (who he?) called a few years ago on the Diana thingy “the forced collectivisation of grieving” was, is and will continue to be, harmful to individual liberty.
Jade Goody’s sad end is no more or less deserving of sorrow than mine, or yours, or Chris Tame’s who died three years ago on 20th March 2006.
And here’s the sinking brown, doing his bit:-
Prime Minister Gordon Brown led the tributes among public figures.
He said: “I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Jade Goody’s death.
“She was a courageous woman both in life and death and the whole country have admired her determination to provide a bright future for her children.”
That’s fine about her children: they are innocent, and in the same sad position as any who have suddenly lost one or both parents at a young age. But it’s just not “tasty” that it should be the state’s business, even a “libertarian state”, to comment on individual tragedies.
so I guess “Jack Tweed” has now had hhis 15 minutes of fame, and willhave to go back in chokey then?
The kaleidoscopic and ever-unfolding horror, and living nightmare, of “modern Britain”, er, unfolds some more. It is like a bad dream, from which you wake to find reality emulating it. I blame “Princess” Diana, and Wireless Tele Vision, oh and #mce_temp_url#“education, education, education”.
This poor woman at the end of her life is fortunate in small ways. Her innocent boys, to whom no harm ought to come, will be well-provided for, for out of the ashes of evil comes sometimes unlooked-for good, and the cult of celebrity ensures that enough people will pay money to see private pictures of a tragic, and private, family event.
I consider that to be awful, and a poor reflection on the tastes and proclivities of a once-great People.
But – even the most secular among today’s crop of “cool Brits” can bend round also to feel that at the end, God is all-powerful, benevolent and omniscient, as Leibniz thought some time ago. I have no objection to that at all, as a scientist, for the purpose of Science is to ultimately know what is in The Mind of God. If an individual faced with the door through which we must all pass, wants to try and do that, then this is a gain.
But Max Clifford cares not a whit more for Goody than for any of his clients. You and I all know that: perhaps she does not. I still would not accept a free drink from the man.
…..alive right now.
At least, these days it is. This poll renders a rather peculiar result. No, I won’t say anything else, or I might hurt myself.
I swore not to write about Jade Goody. Honestly, I did – whether she was dead or alive.
For foreign readers – of whom there may now be many, I cannot count – Jade Goody is a person who appeared, a few (I can’t remember how many) years ago, on a thing called “Big Brother” (I don’t expect you people in proper countries have that on your Wireless Tele Visions: only we do, as this is ZanuLieBorgLand and the thing is designed as a deliberate neo-Utopian-de-educator.) She insulted, racially, it is said, a person called Shilpa Shetty, a “Bollywood” actress, calling her “Shilpa Poppadom” – my reaction on being told this by a scandalised student was “so what”? since the actress said at the time that she did not mind either way. But Jade Goody became, er, famous for being famous.
Now, the world has learned that Jade Goody is dying of metastatised cervical cancer. Of course, this is a very sad position for anybody to be in. The issues as regards the Libertarian Alliance, and what I decide to blog about for it, are as follows:-
(1) Societies that are in decline, in terms of their philosophical stature, start to worship false gods. That is to say, they are like the Incas and Mayans and other failed-projects, and all that lot which elevate a human being for a week or so, then tear its heart out, while it is living, in front of everyone. Socialism encourages this of course as I have always said, as the public purging of pity and terror takes the watchers’ minds off their own problems with the enemy-class (be it priests or rulers) for a few minutes or days. Jade Goody’s TV travails and tele-tormentings of others and herself were just another ingenious device: used by people like Peter Bazalgette, to help narcotize the British People into keeping ZanuLieBorg in power for longer.
(2) Jade Goody herself has focussed on what is important in the time left to her, which shows that All Men are capable of redemption and forgiveness. This is the ultimate Libertarian message, as I keep saying, which destroys both at one moment the entire pseudo-science of “criminology”, and also ampplifies the truth which All Men know, which is that God gave Men Free Will – to choose either Good, or Evil. The choice it ours. She has, in her last weeks, chosen Good. She apparently got married yesterday, to somebody called Jack Tweed, and although huge sums of money have been arranged for the “rights” to the pictures etc, the money will be used to help educate her little sons. I think this is a bloody good show. Good for her, and it shows that underneath perhaps, just perhaps, she was not really like the others.
If she is sincere, this sad story then shows the power of repentance and redemption. I object to the auto-insertion into the narrative of the odious cockroach-of-faux-celebrity-Max-Clifford, from whom I would be reluctant to accept a whisky, in case there were media-rights-conditions attached, but if he helps her to save the lives and futures of her poor boys, I will be satisfied. (I’m sure his software will find this blog entry.)
Oh, and Jack Straw has after all some glimmerings of humanity and kindness in his institutionalo-socialistically-warped soul (like all the others who are potentially-lost souls.) He allowed Jack Tweed’s curfew (the fellow has what is known as a “tag”, whatever that might be) to be lifted for one night. of course, he is the “Justice Minister”, so he can do anything he likes I guess. But it was kind and it ought to be noted. I am quite sure that The Recording-Angel has already filed this matter.
I don’t think that ultimately Jack Straw is an innately bad man, even though a socialist, and potentially unforgiveable, for the wrongness of this policy-position is patent. He too is potentially capable of redemption – even though he did this deed for socialist-ZanuLieBorg publicity reasons.