BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN The Genetic Fallacy is used by those short cutting their way to triumph in debate or – more often these days – defending the indefensible. How does this fallacy work? Regardless of the merits of a proposal or argument, the proposal or argument gets shot down because of whence it heralds. In the eyes of the user of the fallacy, it is … Continue reading The Genetic Fallacy
BY FRANK HAVILAND There are no words in the English Language sufficiently benign that the Left will not market them as a form of hatred. Pity our poor Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, whose lexicon has recently been denuded to the tune of ‘humbug’ and ‘surrender’. Christmas at Number 10 is going to be a rum affair this year I fear. Not only will Bojo wince … Continue reading Dark Days Ahead?
BY FRANK HAVILAND Of all the pandemics the world has faced, equality may be the most dangerous. Not egalitarian principles or equal rights (which I fully support), but enforced equality: the notion that people must be equal. In the post-truth age, facts are only relative to the sympathy you can garner pretending to be offended by them; truth is out, social constructs are in. Intelligence … Continue reading Gender Wars: Penguin Edition
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
BY JON ALEXANDER So Marine Le Pen lost in her bid to become France’s next president. Naturally, when she lost hundreds and thousands of aggrieved Feminists, anti-white, anti-rich privileged ex-bankers took to the streets to violently protest against this injustice? Don’t be silly. Not one word was uttered in protest. Neither French candidate was ideal, much like America’s election six months previously, but the reactions … Continue reading A Lesson for the Left
BY SAM WHITE You can’t fail to have noticed a fair number of opinion pieces in the liberal media questioning why the left is in trouble, and how it is that right wing, populist movements are in the ascendant. Still lumbering creakily along in the wrong direction after the cultural upheavals of 2016, some cranky progressives remain blankly unable to recognise the staggeringly obvious. But French presidential candidate Marine Le … Continue reading Goldfish Memory: The Left & Le Pen
BY SAM WHITE Let me begin by saying there’s a minority on the left who have supported Brexit from the start: the Lexit contingent. This group have stuck to their guns on the issue of the EU. They’ve acted honestly and appear not to have been corrupted by the modern left’s attachment to politically correct identity posturing. But they’re a minority. The new metropolitan left, … Continue reading The Left Losing the Working Class