Nobody has ever said libertarians cannot favour mild constitutional monarchies. Happy birthday to Phil the Greek!


Yes yes yes, I _know_ he’s not really exactly quite entirely totally Greek, so there. (He’s a Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderberg-Glücksberg actually.)

David Davis

I liked Gerald Warner’s piece though, the old whinger.

You see, you must imagine the stormy raging waters, in the darkness of the Endarkenment, dotted here and there with pathetic bits of cultural wreckage to which distraught human shapes cling in the gloom.  This scenario is what will be left to us to sort out after the Brown Terror will have passed.

But there will be some bits of stuff slightly more substantial and inviting in a tradition-building sense than some other bits. one of these more inviting bits, which we do know did work quite well for a time, until it got overwhlemed and corrupted, was constitutional monarchy, based on a crowd of mountebanks slightly less unappealing than some other similar mountebanks. Our lot of mountebanks agreed to play by classical liberal rules even.

It owuld have been better if Phil had managed to get Brenda to stand up to her rotten scumbag politicians (which is to say pretty much all of them) more than she has (which is not a lot.)

MPs and social death: how many more?


David Davis

One has to wonder who’d want to be an MP these days, after all the moolah-hoo-hah. Certainly Geoff Hoon, whose name has spawned a new pejorative (I always said – from 200 onwards – how could one give a job to someone called Hoon? It, the act of hiring someone called that, defied logic and rationality) and Alastair “Eyebrows” Darling, would want to hang their heads for the rest of their lives at Toynbee Hall.

Perhaps there were fault-lines in the “system”? Or perhaps there were not, and someone clever went along and told all these guys what they could do, and get away with? But either way, the MPs set it up themselves.

I don’t think MPs ought to be paid. Anything. Nothing at all. Then we’ll only get the right type. Prince Philip would do, so long as he agreed to spank Charles every day thereafter, for gassing on mindlessly and hysterically about the rainforest.

Oh, and as I am an upside-down-Gramscian, lefty pop singers and their wives, and anybody at all who supports AGW, need not be selected either. Given the choice, Constituency Associations, who would have to be either shopkeepers, or any other sort of Masterless Men, would probably give them a wide berth naturally.

The most famous person in the world…..


…..has died. It was expected, it was inevitable, it was sad. I guess Obama might have deigned to say something, but he didn’t.

David Davis

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.

Sorry.

so I guess “Jack Tweed” has now had hhis 15 minutes of fame, and willhave to go back in chokey then?