Something Rotten in the Den of State

BY JOHN NASH This week, after a recent spell of malady, I was finally able once more to enjoy my frugal weekly treat – that of watching the amiable and extremely knowledgeable Charlie Jacoby on Fieldsports TV, whilst enjoying a small glass of amber fortitude in homage to the departed sunset. Unfortunately, my wrinkly euphoria was, without warning, most violently and rudely interrupted.  I refer, of … Continue reading Something Rotten in the Den of State

Moping about Mopane

BY JOHN NASH Recently, a trophy bow hunter killed a lion on the outskirts of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Apparently, the lion was called “Mopane” and, inevitably, it has created a brouhaha on antisocial media and re-opened the earlier storm over another lion, “Cecil”. As expected, UK newspapers have jumped on the latest story and stirred up a tsunami of rage, churning out the usual … Continue reading Moping about Mopane

APPG on Trophy Hunting

BY NIGEL BEAN The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Banning Trophy Hunting which meets at the Palace of Westminster sounds official and authoritative. It even has cross party support. But don’t be fooled. Those parliamentarians supporting this group are the animal rights extremists from across various political spectra. (Even the Tamil Tigers had an APPG before they were routed. So did Irish extremists and other … Continue reading APPG on Trophy Hunting

South Africa & Tribalism

BY IAN MITCHELL Democracy, as the mad moaner Malcom Muggeridge once remarked, can work only in societies that are essentially unified. He was thinking at the time of communist regimes, but the point is still valid. We are beginning to understand that Scotland, which was tolerably unified before Nicola Sturgeon started to foment social division for political advantage, is no longer in that category. Neither … Continue reading South Africa & Tribalism

The Actual Born Free

BY JOHN NASH Everyone above a certain age knows the story of little orphan Elsa the lioness, raised by saintly George and Joy Adamson in Kenya, who taught her how to hunt and then successfully released her back into the wild. This heart-warming episode of animal rescue was the subject of Joy’s 1960 book, Born Free that sold five million copies in 27 languages and was … Continue reading The Actual Born Free

A Myside Biased Perspective

BY JOHN NASH I have been asked to review the following book: First, this book is not an academic treatise. It is a rude, anti-hunting rant dressed up in pretentious academic verbiage. If you are an anti-hunter, you’ll think it is a wonderful and important bible, confirming all your wildest delusions about cruel, evil hunters. If you are a hunter, you will be angered by its blatant mischief, … Continue reading A Myside Biased Perspective

A Tribute to Rural Africa

BY JOHN NASH Everyone is aware of the furore over “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) and, although people are personally not guilty of racism, nor do they apparently harbour any racist thoughts and intentions, most people presume others, or our ancestors, must be guilty and so, being ordinarily helpful and sympathetic people, they go along passively with the general thrust of BLM.  The question is, what … Continue reading A Tribute to Rural Africa

The Strange Case of Ron Thompson

BY JOHN NASH People, particularly sane, level-headed people, typified by readers of CSM, may often wonder how large numbers of apparently normal, everyday people can be whipped into a mob capable of monstrous and inhuman acts. May I introduce you to a particularly evil monster of such outrageous proportion that you may suffer the vapours simply reading about him.  He is called Ron Thompson, mass … Continue reading The Strange Case of Ron Thompson

Interview with a BLM Activist

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN BLM Activist: “You are privileged.” Me: “Why?” BLM Activist: “You went to public school.” Me: “Did I choose to go to public school?” BLM Activist: “Err, no.” BLM Activist: “Still, you are privileged.” Me: “Why?” BLM Activist: “You are white.” Me: “Did I have any say in my whiteness or you in your blackness?” BLM Activist: “Err, no.” BLM Activist: “But let’s … Continue reading Interview with a BLM Activist

Lammy Plain Wrong

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN As someone who works daily with Africans, the words of David Lammy to investigator/presenter Stacey Dooley this week came as something of a surprise to me. David, is the issue with me being white? (Genuine question) …because if that’s the case, you could always go over there and try raise awareness? Comic relief have raised over 1 billion pounds since they started. … Continue reading Lammy Plain Wrong