Fact Checking Sir Ranulph

BY JENS ULRICH HØGH Sir Ranulph Fiennes has once again embarked on a crusade against hunting. This time in an article in The Times on July 1st. As usual, he is not afraid of working creatively with the truth. He outrageously claims without further documentation that: “Half the animals shot by trophy hunters are wounded rather than instantly killed, say US studies.” My educated guess is … Continue reading Fact Checking Sir Ranulph

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

A Funny Old Game

BY JOHN NASH Hunting regularly comes under fire from supporters of animal rights, vegetarianism and folks who are concerned with ecological extinction.  The heaviest fire directed at trophy hunting in Africa, replete with visions of Victorian Rider Haggard types in pith helmets blasting African animals in all directions. Talk about barking up the wrong tree.  Modern Africa is very different. Most trophy hunters go to South Africa, … Continue reading A Funny Old Game

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

Reverse Economic Imperialism (REI)

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Charles Mackay, in his Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds wrote, “Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one.” 1 History is in great part the history of the crowd. What the crowd thinks is what counts. Crowds tend … Continue reading Reverse Economic Imperialism (REI)

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

The Myth of White Privilege

BY ANDREW MOODY Whilst educated to a middle-class standard, by the time my 21st birthday arrived (spent alone inside a cell in a psychiatric ward) I was living off mental health benefits and completely written off work. I lived in temporary accommodation in Vauxhall in SW London at the tail end of a decade of hard drug abuse (purchased off primarily blacks or ex-convict whites) … Continue reading The Myth of White Privilege