List Makers & Matchsticks

BY SAM WHITE The zealots of Stop Funding Hate and their supporters are utterly convinced they’re doing the right thing, and that should give anyone pause for thought. Carrying out bad acts in the knowledge that they’re bad is worrisome enough. Carrying out bad acts because you sincerely believe yourself to be in alignment with a higher, more virtuous endgame is the first step along … Continue reading List Makers & Matchsticks

Society of the Perpetually Offended

BY BEN PENSANT Unless you’ve been asleep for the last month you can’t fail to have noticed Stop Funding Hate breaking the internet after self-righteously hounding Paperchase and Pizza Hut for doing promotions with newspapers they don’t like. As a result, they’ve been recruiting new supporters daily, some of whom have even read up on the campaign, and SFH’s stated aim of political censorship-via-corporate blackmail. … Continue reading Society of the Perpetually Offended

Christmas Repurposed

BY INFAMOUST The Great Winter Distraction is almost upon us. Christmas as it was once commonly called – but that is too exclusive now, even though the name of the festival still clings doggedly on. It is only in very isolated pockets that one finds any sort of seriously pious observance of this time of the year. The Orgy of Consumption is all encompassing, Santa … Continue reading Christmas Repurposed

Illiberal Derangement

BY SAM WHITE Hate. Are you a hater? Perhaps a hate preacher of some variety? I’m veritably overflowing with hatred. Perhaps, to some limited extent, I even strive to spread hate. I think I may be in the act of preparing to disseminate hatred right now, by typing these words in the hope that they’ll be read, thereby furthering the corruptive agenda to which I … Continue reading Illiberal Derangement

Lambophobia

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN It’s Lambophobia Awareness Month, folks! That’s right. It’s the month when all of us are subjected to pricks on our social conscience; obliged to feel pity for all “oppressed lambs” everywhere – especially those bigoted, supremacist, two-faced Lambists who dreamt up all kinds of faux victimhood in the past for attempted political gain and now promote Lambophobia Awareness Month on infidelitous Twitter. … Continue reading Lambophobia

Not the Only Gays in the Village

BY GARY MCGHEE It was three years ago when his nibs and I finally made the plunge. We’d talked about it, planned it, yearned for it and viewed property hither and thither. Then the day finally came when the financial ducks were all lined up in a pretty little row, ready to be shot at. So, we actually left the big shitty forever, and moved … Continue reading Not the Only Gays in the Village

In Defence of Manning Up

BY SAM WHITE Last Sunday was International Men’s Day, an event which has objectives including, in the organisers’ words, “a focus on men’s and boy’s health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models.” When you consider that 76% of suicides in the UK are male, the worth of such an occasion becomes clear. And of course, it generates social media … Continue reading In Defence of Manning Up

Rainbow Reich Rising

BY INFAMOUST I am now, at best, a disinterested observer. Fascism to me is merely a form of social movement and the rules can be applied just as easily under a rainbow flag as under a swastika… it really is little more than an aesthetic. I extrapolate, that’s my problem. I’m a pragmatic inevitablist. This truly is an uncomfortable thought. It may be one of … Continue reading Rainbow Reich Rising