Thursday, July 02, 2020

ONO will now take a well earned break

This post has been rewritten at 2 a.m., to say that all operations are now transferred to:

https://nourishingobscurity.uk

This site has done a sterling job in many ways and I've affection for this, my first site, but it is far too user-unfriendly thanks to Blogger's bizarre comments policy.  WPdotcom, though having its own issues, is at least able to be used and at the moment, it operates better than the main N.O. if it can be believed.

Thank you, readers, for your patience with ONO, she's not going anywhere, shall still be here, but I'll not be operating from here on a regular basis, as of now.

Woke capitalism

 The theme of this topic at Ammodotcom is in the url:

https://ammo.com/articles/woke-capitalism-how-huge-corporations-demonstrate-status-by-endorsing-political-radicalism

... but they’re quick to add:

This isn’t to say that there is a massive Gramscian conspiracy with thousands of members. Such a thing would be completely impossible to prove or disprove. However, the kernel of the idea has taken root, in part thanks to bona fide promotion in academia, and in part because it simply seems to have largely been a successful operation.

Yes and no.  There is most certainly a huge push by the UN and EU and it has certain ideas embedded - one is the replacement of Europeans in Europe [remember, the above was written by an American so he's not completely au fait with this, though he has his own illegals issue over there], another is depopulation of those very non-Caucasians being herded in, plus the elderly, plus any other non-Aryan unproductives in their eyes, plus the corruption and sexual enslavement of children and I don't just mean the paedo cabal - I mean the twisting of kids' values in schools and colleges, plus the breakdown in parenting.

If you want to see examples, these blogs and many others carry articles on all those issues. Plus the climate scam is just that, the IPCC utter bunkum, plus general loss of integrity and ethics in society. You'd really need to be in that river in Egypt to continue in denial over these things ... or else you're committed to an agenda.

Assumptions about pundits

Just because I don't play the stock market does not mean I'm agin it and were I any good at it, I'd be doing it - I did start around twenty years of age with help from a major player who lived next door, intermittently since then, also having a flutter on the races and one-armed bandits. I had a portfolio until fifteen years ago.

Just because I can't go into a smoke-filled room because it sets off the rhinitis and mild bronchitis, does not mean I'm agin pubs, quite the opposite and I'd certainly have a pint or eight in a beer garden in convivial company.

Just because I am labelled centre-right or by the left - far right - does not mean I'm not concerned with the environment - flora, fauna, rain forests, the North Yorks heather - I'm very much concerned with those.  Absolutely detest animal cruelty of any kind, which is why halal needs to be banned immediately, as well as FGM.  Does not make me a Greenie though, capitalised, because of all the other things roped into that.

Our positions are not always uniformly according to party line and yes, I for one plead guilty to being a radical dissident from the party line and that's a mindset.  Yet I'm as loyal as the next man to the various clubs I've been part of, one does not betray one's roots - it's part of that ethics thing.  Which does not make us goody goodies, more like reformed sinners.

Now we've got that out of the way, let's look once more at this statement found by and posted at N.O. some days back:

The tactic of those bstds on the other side has been to push us, polarise us into ever more hardline positions, contrary to our earlier positions which were more often than not non-positions - we never really thought about them all that much.

Let me put it even more simply - we do NOT like being told what to think and feel, especially if you then come in threatening us with £3200 fines for non-compliance.  Same goes for your Gates/Hancock vaccines.

Let me say it over and over and over - CENTRE right, that's what many of us essentially are.

The much abused term classical-liberal in other words, but because of the second word in there which has been hijacked by the left - Americans almost all use the term as a pejorative while the word actually means liberty, freedom, a good thing and one the Founding Fathers were all about.

It's now taken to mean the opposite - command and control by the state - it's been twisted by the socialists to mean the opposite of what it did mean, it   means, today, banning this and that, controlling every person's private life.

The term classical-liberal means freedom to make your own home and family, grow your own business,  pursue your own projects, do your own thinking ... as long as this is not harmful to your own people, to your neighbours, not directly harmful.  It is not egalitarian in that different people have different skill levels, though we support equality of opportunity as an ideal.  Such a society picks up the slack on those who are genuinely unable, it's not entirely without compassion. More often, families have dealt with these things, with infractions dealt with by the constabulary.

Directly harmful includes someone moving in next door and playing bombastic 'music' night and day, it includes an extended family of a dozen moving in next door and going about their street violence - that's directly harmful.  Not harmful means a dad, mum, two kids moving in and either they're 'of us' or else they accept the rules of the society as it was.

Thus no issue with the Chinese doctor down the road, the Mexican professor ... unless that professor is into the world breakdown agenda. And in small numbers.

All this is just par for the course, it's obvious.

And we want the state staying right out of our private lives because anything the state touches, it wrecks.

Why the world agenda must be killed off

There are two agendas - one is the UN/EU/ruling cabal agenda which manifests itself in the word Woke and is global in scope, a cover word for destruction of civilised society, of the nation.  The other is Islam and make no mistake on that [countless posts passim].

The Ammodotcom article is on how the corporate world has seemingly embraced the first of those agendas and included the second - and why it has:

It’s a rather strange claim of the American far left that their interests are opposed to that of corporate America, because there’s virtually no evidence to support it. Quite the contrary:

During the wave of Black Lives Matter rioting that took place during the early summer of 2020, American corporations marched in lockstep. Not only did they use social media to swear fealty to this political movement, but they also made massive internal changes in conformity with BLM propaganda.

It’s called “woke capitalism” and while it’s not necessarily new, it’s certainly more prevalent than it ever has been. The term itself was coined by conservative editorial writer Ross Douthat in 2018. He succinctly summed up what woke capitalism is: superficial nods toward cultural leftism that allow the company to do what it really exists to do – make money.

You might be confused or think that there’s something ironic or askew about major corporations backing supposed “rebel” ideologies. However, this stems from a very surface understanding of the topic. When we delve deeper into it, the motivation for large corporations siding with ostensibly “anti-capitalist” groups will come clearly into focus.

The rest of course can be read over there.

Free enterprise in itself is not unlike electricity, fire, guns - it is inanimate, it does not have social conscience, it's a tool, the humans using it are those with the social consciences and that's another issue altogether.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Thursday

Thursday too, with items 9 onwards, is now here:

https://nourishingobscurity.wordpress.com/

8.  From Rossa's mother

It's an article from a Bank of Oklahoma attendee:

1. BOK Center holds at least 19,000. The area outside the convention center set up by the Secret Service and Tulsa PD had a U-shaped squeeze shoot to funnel the crowd down to an area about. 50 feet wide and 600 feet long with an outdoor stage adjacent to the BOK entrance.Trump was supposed to be able to speak to the overflow group from this stage.

2. Entry to the “Secure Area” NOT the BOK center was about 5 blocks away where you had to pass “screeners” who took your temperature, made you put on a face mask and gave you a green band to proceed to Secret Service Security.

3. If the temperature screeners left their post- the entire entry to the BOK Trump rally was shut down.

4. And that is EXACTLY what happened today about an hour after we got through security.

It's only words

Via haiku

Merriam-Webster, the venerable dictionary publisher, announced two weeks ago that it would update its definition of the word "racism" in response to a request by a 22-year-old woman from Missouri.

But company officials hastened to say that they would do so in line with their long-standing commitment to political neutrality and to the "real-world usage of a word," rather than trying to "promote any particular viewpoint". In other words, there would be no slant, no bias, no subtle editorialising in the revised definition.

That's what Merriam-Webster is trying for with all the words in its dictionary. But it's not always easy. Going back centuries, there have been disputes about bias in dictionary definitions. And in today's politicised world - where the recent trending words in Merriam-Webster online searches have included "fascism," "antifa," "loot," "defund," "no quarter," "white supremacist," "curfew" and "anarchy" - how could the company not feel battered, like the rest of us, by the bitter differences of opinion that divide the country?

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Test run at NO

23:17:  Comments are on over there for one hour only, folks.  Let's see what happens.

23:56:  Slight error - turned comments on in general but not on the post itself.  Also, first time the link was posted since the troubles.

Steel yourself

These things have always fascinated me:



How they're made: