Saturday, 17 June 2017

Rage and sanctimony in the papers

"Glancing at this morning’s newspapers, I see that the Guardian blames inequality, the Mail blames eco-regulations, the Express blames EU rules and the Mirror blames the Tories. Simon Jenkins, that champion of harmonious and well-proportioned architecture, blames tower-blocks. Owen Jones, my favourite radical, blames racketeering landlords. For all I know, one or more of these villains may indeed be at fault; but, for now, it is mainly guesswork."
Daniel Hannan

"Rage and sanctimony always spread like a virus, and become stronger with each iteration." Peggy Noonan talking about Donald Trump's critics.

"Brexit did indeed unleash hate — but the hate it unleashed was not that of the British for foreigners but rather of the liberals for the masses."
Julie Burchill

"Trump's "travel ban" executive order in late January was obviously bungled—issued way too fast and with woefully insufficient research (pertaining, for example, to green-card holders, who should have been exempted from the start). The administration bears full responsibility for fanning the flames of an already aroused "Resistance." However, I fail to see the "chaos" in the White House that the mainstream media (as well as conservative Never Trumpers) keep harping on—or rather, I see no more chaos than was abundantly present during the first six months of both the Clinton and Obama administrations. Trump seems to be methodically trying to fulfill his campaign promises, notably regarding the economy and deregulation—the approaches to which will always be contested in our two-party system. His progress has thus far been in stops and starts, partly because of the passivity, and sometimes petulance, of the mundane GOP leadership." Camille Paglia

"The cold biological truth is that sex changes are impossible. Every single cell of the human body remains coded with one's birth gender for life. Intersex ambiguities can occur, but they are developmental anomalies that represent a tiny proportion of all human births." Camille Paglia

The next loyalist death lands at Downing Street’s door 
Tendentious Irish Times headline on Thursday

"It was a great honour to welcome the Rev. Jesse Jackson to Derry today, as he laid a wreath at the grave of Martin McGuinness, accompanied by Martin's wife, Bernie and daughter, Fionnuala. Rev. Jackson has played a significant role in the development of the peace process here in Ireland, but also served as a voice for oppressed people throughout the world. He paid a very warm tribute to Martin McGuinness, comparing his legacy to that of Dr. Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela and his kind words were very much appreciated."
Karen Mullan, Sinn Fein politician in Londonderry

1 comment:

  1. David in Moscow17 June 2017 at 19:34

    Camille Paglia - her speeches and interviews on YouTube are well worth watching.

    McGuiness = MLK, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.