Thursday, May 1, 2014

"Those whom the Gods would Destroy......"

Updated. Those younger persons who might have parents who instilled some classical education might well be able to complete the phrase. Pretty well everyone in the Tavern would shout out ..."they first drive mad". Or something close. Then they would order a pint or two.

The old adage does not say just what the form of madness might be, nor the range of mad things people would 'be driven' to do, but we can get some idea by just looking around.

And which people are to be sent mad? And by what means? Again, look around.

Customers here pass around stories that illustrate. Tales come from all over, and in a favoured corner  of the P&B we often see JJRay opening his collections that he gathers daily from all corners of the world but particularly the 'Enlightened' western world.

The 'West' was, once upon a time, the seat of civilised, logical, tolerant freedom. A place of reasonable laws. A place where discussion could clarify and improve. It was the 'centre' of discourse, knowledge and progress.

Once it was said on maps, about obscure places, 'Here be Dragons'; people steered clear.  But the dragons seem to have proliferated and danger lies everywhere now. They are Dragons of Mind, Tongue and Soul. The familiar western progress has been sent mad by the 'Progressives'.

One has to wonder which Gods' bidding they do.

UK: Churchill quotation gets minor-party politician arrested. 
Today Paul Weston, chairman of the party Liberty GB and candidate in the 22 May European Elections in the South East, has been arrested in Winchester. 
At around 2pm Mr Weston was standing on the steps of Winchester Guildhall, addressing the passers-by in the street with a megaphone. He quoted the following excerpt about Islam from the book The River War by Winston Churchill: 

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.”
Reportedly a woman came out of the Guildhall and asked Mr Weston  
if he had the authorisation to make this speech.  

'Authorised'? By whom?
When he answered that he didn’t, she told him It’s disgusting!” and then called the police. 
Six or seven officers arrived. They talked with the people standing nearby, asking questions about what had happened. The police had a long discussion with Mr Weston, lasting about 40 minutes. 
At about 3pm he was arrested. They searched him, put him in a police van and took him away.
We are happy to put this up in the Tavern, speech and all, in defiance of the lily-livered lady who thought it was 'disgusting'.  What is disgusting is that six or seven policemen took the chap away for quoting one of the Great Men of our western civilisation.

She, apparently, can express her opinion as to the 'disgust', but he cannot. Nor, it seems, can Mr Churchill.


It does not take much for some busy-bodies to raise a cry of 'disgust' and limit someone else's freedom these days.

The license plate South Australian transport officials said was too rude for its roads 
CHRIS Owens thought having “OMGITSU” as his numberplate would be a bit of a laugh - but there was no “LOL” from Transport Department censors who rejected it as offensive. 
Mr Owens, of West Beach, had no inkling his abbreviation for “oh my God, it’s you” would raise the ire of department staff when he applied, and then paid $270, for the personalised plate earlier this month. 
“It was just supposed to be a bit of fun, I thought it would be a funny joke for me and people I know when they see me,” he said. The 61-year old said he was stunned to receive a letter from the department’s “plate administrator” informing him his “little joke” had been knocked back. 
“Please be advised that your application for OMGITSU has been declined on the basis that it may offend some members of the community and is not considered to be an appropriate message to be displayed on a vehicle,” the letter states. “As a general rule numberplates that are allowed are words that can be used openly in the community or in the media.” 
Mr Owens said he then conducted his own snap poll of about 30 shoppers at Harbour Town, the shopping precinct in Adelaide’s west, with not one person finding the numberplate offensive.
I can think of plenty of offensive words for Mr Owens to seek to display next.

"Free" for a start. How about "Christ". Maybe even "Democrat".

Oh, hold on. Democrat is taken. By the 'Progressives'.

How about "MAN" ?

"Man" is a bad word 
University of Utah students say a century-old fight song “Utah Man”  is not “inclusive” enough 
University of Utah supporters could soon be singing a new fight song for the first time in over a century after the student government voted on a resolution to change the lyrics of “Utah Man” because of its sexist and racial overtones. 
Members of the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) alleged that the title and some of the lyrics are “problematic” and could lead to “feelings of exclusion” for some students, specifically minorities and women. 
Instead, it asks the university’s administration to replace those portions of the tune with broader, more politically correct terms. 
“It’s time for a change,” student-government president Sam Ortiz told the Deseret News, describing the current version as “divisive.”
Ortiz and others point to the song’s gender- and race-specific lyrics as the issue. 
The male-centered lyrics could lead students who “do not identify as men or being a man” to feel excluded from the campus community, the resolution states. 
Additionally, members took issue with a lyric in the first verse that states “Our co-eds are the fairest.” The resolution argues the line is  
“supporting a hierarchy built on complexion and skin tone, privileging a light or ‘fair’ appearance.” 
Alison Boyer, a member of the ASUU Assembly, said that not changing the song is “allowing hurtful speech to be perpetrated” on campus.
The mind, previously clear, boggles.

Look again. This is from a UNIVERSITY. Such Institutions, once upon a time, ate dragons for breakfast.

At Dartmouth, The Word ‘Fiesta’ Is Racist And White People Can’t Use It 
Or even "Phiesta" 
Another ridiculous politically-correct brouhaha has broken out at Dartmouth College, America’s most hopelessly and disturbingly fragile Ivy League school. 
This time, the fracas is over a fundraiser for cardiac care that the Phi Delta Alpha fraternity and the Alpha Phi sorority had planned to jointly sponsor, reports Campus Reform. 
Problems arose because a single student, junior Daniela Hernandez, was offended by the party’s theme of “Phiesta.” 
One woman.

That is all it took with the Churchill quoting chap too.
As a result, the soiree, which was scheduled for Saturday, has been canceled by the presidents of the respective Greek organizations. 
Had the party happened, it would have included a live band as well as virgin piƱa coladas and strawberry daiquiris. There would also have been burritos, chips and salsa, and guacamole. 
The cash raised at the event would have gone to benefit cardiac treatments. 
However, Hernandez’s deep offense about racial insensitivity was enough to call it off. 
The self-proclaimed “Mexican-born, United-States-raised, first-generation woman of color” declared in an angry email that “there are various problematic structures and ideologies regarding a Cinco de Mayo-inspired event,” according to Campus Reform. 
She decreed her distaste for “the Americanization of Cinco de Mayo and its construction as a drinking holiday in the United States, cultural appropriation and the inappropriate usage of cultural clothing, and the exploitation of groups of people and cultures for the sake of business opportunities”—and, apparently, charity opportunities. 
“It was sadly unsurprising that a culturally-themed party was seen as a casual venture for such a privileged institution such as Dartmouth,” Hernandez proclaimed. 
Phi Delta president Taylor Catchcart explained why the Greek organizations folded.  “We felt that the possibility of offending even one member of the Dartmouth community was not worth the potential benefits of having the fundraiser,” he said. 
As Tonto said to the Lone Ranger ...."What you mean 'WE', white-eyes"
This incident is one more in a long of episodes that pretty clear prove that Dartmouth is slowly going insane as an institution.

It seems the Education Industry is bidding for a 'Talent' competition place.  In it we see the generations passing on cultural mores. The older generation inculcating the younger with all that is 'Best'. Unfortunately some of these 'cultural mores' are engineered and planted with far more government funding than Monsanto can ever expect to get, and far more lefty support.


Hawaii college sued for stopping students from handing out Constitution 
Two students at the University of Hawaii at Hilo are suing the school over alleged First Amendment violations after they were told by a campus official that they couldn't approach fellow students to hand out copies of the Constitution. 
Merritt Burch and Anthony Vizzone, members of the campus chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, filed the lawsuit Thursday in federal court, alleging that administrators violated their constitutional rights by stopping group members from passing out copies of the document during an outdoor event in January where student organizations had set up tables to distribute literature.  
The students are being represented by Davis Wright Tremaine, the law firm that recently helped a student who was blocked last year from handing out copies of the Constitution win a $50,000 settlement against Modesto Junior College in California. 
“The First Amendment is not optional at public colleges—it’s the law. Enforcing restrictive ‘free speech zone’ policies that prevent students from passing out copies of the Constitution is impossible to justify," Lukianoff said in a statement.
Good for them. Here are a couple of lads who have had quite enough of what passes for 'Tolerance' and 'Inclusiveness'. They are using the Courts to fight for their rights.

Good luck with that. The Courts are rife with ludicrous judgements. Again, infiltrated by the 'Left'.

Remember the Left? Once upon a time it was a dragon-slayer. Now it breeds the buggers.

'Under God' Under Assault 
Francis Bellamy, an American Socialist, wrote the Pledge of Allegiance in 1892. Congress formally adopted it in 1942, and the words “under God” were added in 1954.  
Today, that phrase gives modern Socialists serious heartburn. The American Humanist Association, an atheist group, is suing a New Jersey school district over the words “under God,” saying the phrase “marginalizes atheist and humanist kids as something less than ideal patriots.”  
There are some who will not rest until God is expelled altogether from public life.
Words. Remember these?

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me" 

"Hate speech" and hate-crime
Says JJ, himself, from his corner.
Leftists routinely claim that hate speech leads to hate crime -- but never offer any proof of that assertion.   
It is clear why they do not.  Because it is false.   
By Leftists' own definition, conservatives are constantly guilty of hate speech but where is the conservative who has committed a hate crime?  There is none.  Clearly, hate speech does NOT lead to hate crime.   
Crashingly obvious though that is, however, it is not obvious to Leftists.  10,000 instances of hate speech lead to 0 hate crimes?  Leftists can see nothing to learn from that.  Even if the ratio were 10,000 to 10, there would be 9,990 instances of hate speech that did not lead to hate crimes -- again busting the relationship that Leftists so boldly assert. 
Stories are more persuasive than statistics, however, so let me mention one. 
Richard Wagner is one of history's most noted antisemites.  He was one of Hitler's heroes.  Yet in his personal life Wagner was exceptionally kind and supportive to the Jews around him -- and they often cared strongly for him.  In behaviour he was a model PHILO-Semite.  So racist words did certainly not lead to race-crimes in his case. 
What I conclude is that it is only behaviour that matters. Words are just not useful as predictors of evil deeds.  So it is only a person who does actual harm to another person solely because of that person's race who is a real racist.  It is deeds, not words, that count.
One might have a long discussion with JJ about that and I urge customers to spend some time with him . He has many, many more examples on his several excellent blogs.


One last, ludicrous example dropped on the bar. Hair can be offensive now. Or maybe it cannot.

U.S. Military Ordered to Examine Hairstyle Rules for Offensive Language 
Black hair CANNOT be "unkempt or matted", apparently 
Responding to a complaint from the Congressional Black Caucus, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday ordered the military services to review their grooming standards for African-American women. 
Hagel told the CBC that he has given the services 30 days to “review the definitions of authorized and prohibited hairstyles contained in each of their respective policies and revise any offensive language.” 
At issue is Army Regulation 670-1, published last month, which bans certain hairstyles, including dreadlocks, twists, and hair that sticks out more than two inches from the scalp. 
In an April 10 letter to Hagel, female members of the CBC complained that the words "unkempt" and "matted" are "offensive and biased" when referring to "traditional hairstyles worn by women of color." 
The military guidelines specifically state that "Any unkempt or matted braids or cornrows are considered dreadlocks and are not authorized." 
"The assumption that individuals wearing these hairstyles cannot maintain them in a way that meets the professionalism of Army standards indicates a lack of cultural sensitivity conducive to creating a tolerant environment for minorities," the women of the CBC wrote to Hagel.

Apparently the fighting ability of American women soldiers is not an issue.

Several warriors in the bar differ on that.

They are considering the effect that enemy criticism of American women soldiers' hairstyles  or 'name calling' might have on their fighting ability during a battle. There is a book open on the need for hand mirrors and brushes being issued for mid-battle hair adjustments, with 'harassment report forms' packed in with the extra rounds.

One wonders what effect it will have on the enemy morale when they are reported for harassment.

The words of 'Leaders' may have a profound effect, as history shows us, all too often.

Not all leaders are Politicians of course. Some are simply Professors busy agitpropping their anti-human freedom message in accordance with their Leftist ideology. And we have not even discussed feminism yet !!

But look at the current Big Leader of the western world.

My friend and colleague, my dear Drummer-lady, had something to say about her current leader. She quotes his own words.

1. “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam” 
2. “The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer” 
3. “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.” 
4. “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.” 
5. “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.” 
6. “Islam has always been part of America” 
7. “we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities” 
8. “These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.” 
9. “America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.” 
10. “I made it clear that America is not – and will never be – at war with Islam.” 
11. “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.” 
12. “So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed” 
13. “In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.” 
14. “Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.” 
15. “Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality” 
16. “The Holy Koran tells us, ‘O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another.’” 
17. “I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan here at the White House later this week, and wish you a blessed month.” 
18. “We’ve seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants – farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities, the Muslim innovators who helped build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped unlock the secrets of our universe.” 
19. “That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.” 
20. “I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”
Here he is on Christianity: 

1. “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation” 
2. “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.”

So, when a high school in Colorado decided to make the kids pledge Allegiance to the United States of America in Arabic, and then saying "Under Allah" the principal got blasted by a lot of parents: 
And to add insult onto injury, a CAIR representative said this:
CAIR representative Hooper told Fox News he was dumbfounded by complaints about the Arabic version of the pledge.
“How on earth is it un-American to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in another language,” Hooper asked. “It doesn’t make sense unless the people complaining are anti-Muslim or anti-middle eastern bigots.” 
Here we go, if you don't like what they want you to accept, you're a bigot. Racist, hater, terrorist.... 
I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop, aren't you? 
You know, maybe we should just start calling Obama, Mohammed Obama. 
So, let's report that Mohammed Obama spent 3.9 million on two golf trips. 
Yep, I'd say if it walks like a Sheik, and talks like a Sheik, it's a Sheik. 
Muhammad Obama, the Sheik of Allah, wants your kids to accept Islam and Allah. 
Nobody Wins, when stupid progressive teachers embrace 'Allah' in our schools. 
Kids can't pass out copies of the Constitution on campus, but they can praise Allah. 
Did you EVER in your wildest dreams think this would happen? 

The President of the USA is a purveyor of lies and cant, just like his favourite 'God'. The ' God', Allah, has driven him mad and threatens to drive us all mad.

Let me make my position clear on this...... The 'west' did not do a good enough job back in the Eleventh Century when I was a mere lad. It could have and should have destroyed Islam altogether.

Islam is NOT a religion, let alone a religion of peace.

It is Diabolical in nature.

Anti-Human. Anti-Christian. Anti-God Himself. It is a fitting bedfellow for the anti-human Communism from which our modern, watered down but just as poisonous Socialism arose.

They are both, along with their lesser demons, feminism and cultural Marxism, tools of Evil.

They all need to be eradicated.

Otherwise, they will eradicate YOU.

Islam carried on for another thousand years after the Crusades. It has resurged.


"Whom Does The Grail Serve?"

Drink deep of courage and Faithfulness. The clouds are gathered.

Pax Dei Vobiscum.


  1. As I commented on another of your posts the repealing of the 'Anti Blasphemy' law paved the way for another law (in England). The things you mention above become acceptable measures against the people...

    In the past both religion and state imposed laws in order to control 'the people'. In fact the two were trying to gain the monopoly over the other to have the ultimate control.

    The Albigensian crusades spring to mind... The State and one Christian denomination completely obliterated another Christian denomination due to difference in ideas...

    It was about control!!

    When visiting the region where these massacres occurred one of the museums (The Museum of Torture) posted this thought provoking comment next to the museum exit.

    You have just visited the museum of torture. Do you think all this belongs in the past; alas such things are still used today in several countries, with more modern and evil refinements.

    It is an inevitable result wherever intolerance and fanaticism thrive.

    In every human being there is good and evil. Arrogance spreads evil. Wherever it is found it must be fought by the good. You have just seen the consequences of failure.

    Of course there is a difference between extremists of any religion and the vast majority of normal citizens who pose no threat at all.

    The people in power by their acts enable the extremists...

    1. Pretty well every age has its madnesses. And its wicked people.

  2. Do you have authorization to write this post? Have you applied to the Thought Police [Internet Division]? Right - the slammer for you, m'lad.

    1. Oh Crikey !!


      I had better have a stiff drink.


Ne meias in stragulo aut pueros circummittam.

Our Bouncer is a gentleman of muscle and guile. His patience has limits. He will check you at the door.

The Tavern gets rowdy visitors from time to time. Some are brain dead and some soul dead. They attack customers and the bar staff and piss on the carpets. Those people will not be allowed in anymore. So... Be Nice..