From Skripal to Syria – The Empire’s “New Realities” Are Reaching The End of the Road

“That’s not the way the world really works anymore. We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors … and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.” Thus spake Karl Rove, Deputy Chief of Staff in the Government of George […]

Sergei Skripal, Salisbury and the Dangerously Hysterical Response of the British Government

Readers of this blog may be aware that I happen to live in the rather lovely city of Salisbury — a name that until last week was synonymous with its wonderful 13th Century gothic-style Cathedral and the world’s most famous pile of stones about 8 miles away. Unfortunately, it is now synonymous with international espionage and what looks like a case of attempted murder using some sort of nerve agent. I have been reluctant to comment on the case for […]

Message to America: Isn’t it Time to Take a Good Long Look in the Mirror?

The recent shooting in Florida, apart from being yet another horrendous loss of life, was yet another tragic pointer to a nation in deep, deep turmoil. It was, so the figures show, the 291st shooting in an American school since 2013. Of course, not all of them have led to fatalities, and certainly none were on the scale of the Florida massacre. But still: more than one shooting in a US school per week. Let that sink in. The aftermath […]

The Mueller Investigation’s Latest Nothing Burger

I had understood that the Special Counsel headed by Robert Mueller was set up to investigate allegations of collusion between the campaign team of Donald Trump and the Government of the Russian Federation. On this basis I had presumed that if any indictments were issued, they would at least attempt to prove that such collusion went on. However, in every case so far, the indictments have had nothing whatsoever to do with the central claim that the investigation is supposed […]

Somebody is Making Money Out of Turning Planet Earth Into an Asylum

What strange times we live in. Times in which a boy with perfectly normal XY chromosomes and intact male genitalia can think himself to be a girl, and instead of telling him “No Jonnie, it’s not your body or your chromosomes that are messed up, it’s your head,” we are apparently meant to encourage him in his delusion and spit venom at anyone who thinks that lopping off his thingy is a bad idea. Times in which the institution of […]

The Nunes Memo, the Plot to Destroy the President, and the Writing on the Wall

So the Nunes memo has finally been released, and its contents are indeed damning, although nothing particularly surprising for those who have been paying attention. It has been clear for months that the entire basis for the Russiagate hoax was the so-called Trump Dossier; that this was an entirely unverified and uncorroborated document; and that — as I wrote here — it was quite obviously suspect since it was funded by Mr Trump’s political opponents, including the DNC and the […]

Can President Winfrey “Make America Love Again”?

It was a fine spring morning and President Winfrey leaned back in her chair, taking a look around the Oval Office, and breathing a long sigh – half relief, half sorrow. Yes, she had a multitude of difficulties and problems to deal with, but today – the 100th day of her Presidency – she was determined to enjoy. The celebrations were due to kick off shortly, with a number of carefully selected guests, a handful of schoolchildren and members of […]

Results of International Literacy Study Reveal Yet More Attempts by Russia to Meddle in Western Democracies and Undermine Our Way of Life

By the Blogmire’s resident Russia expert, Russ O’Phobe The recent news that Russia has topped the Progress in International Reading and Literacy Study (PIRLS), has sent shockwaves through the civilised world, with analysts believing that this is yet more evidence of a mendacious scheme by the Kremlin to destroy our values and way of life. The study, which is based on tests taken every five years, measures literacy rates amongst 10-year-olds around the world, with around 320,000 children across the […]

If a Father Can be Described as a Mother, You Know it’s Time for Publishers of Dictionaries to Update Their Definition of Insanity

I’m thinking of suing my former school for misleading me during what they called “sex education” lessons. Although it is many decades back, I distinctly recall them telling me that the way babies were made was when a sperm, provided by the male, fertilises the egg, provided by the female. They assured me that the one providing the sperm is known as the father, whilst the one providing the egg is known as the mother. So imagine my surprise when […]

SHOCK: The Island of Self-Gratification is Surprised to Find its Inhabitants Lack Self-Restraint

Imagine a couple of islands. Although they share many similarities — a similar climate and a similar population, for example — in terms of their values they could hardly be more different. The Island of Self-Restraint has what you might call a distinctly Christian ethos, especially in matters of family and relationships. For instance, marriage is seen as a sacred, lifelong covenant, and the overwhelming number of men and women on the island take their vows very seriously. In the island’s […]

A Short Break From the Asylum

I just returned from a short break with my family to the Derbyshire Peak District, where amongst the many blessings was the fact there was no internet connection in the place we were camping. In fact, the first time I got even the remotest hint of one was when we ascended to the highest point in the area, Kinder Scout, where suddenly it came alive again. Now before you get the idea that I’m about to have a go on […]

Charlottesville and the 200% Guilt Pie

I want to say a few things about what happened in Charlottesville, but before I get there I want to first set the scene by talking about one of the most egregious errors of the modern world, which is the misunderstanding of how guilt is apportioned. Let’s begin by imagining a squabble between two siblings. We’ll call them Joseph and Sam. They are arguing over a toy, and eventually Joseph snatches it, even though it belongs to Sam. Unhappy that […]

The Modern’s Creed

We believe in one God, Ourselves, the Almighty, makers of heaven on earth, of all that is now and future. We believe in one correct ideology, Tolerance’n’Diversity, the only acceptable thought system, begotten by us after all ages (of patriarchal oppression); Good from the Intrinsically Good, Light after eons of Darkness, true Tolerance from the truly Tolerant, of one being with Ourselves. Through it all things have been remade. For us and our own self-justification, it came down to cast […]

The Pornification of Society – Part 2

­In the first part of this piece, I looked at the issue of pornography in society. In this piece, I want to look at the issue more at the level of the individual, firstly seeking to understand what drives people to use it, and then going on to look at the remedy for those who are users. If I were to do a sample of readers to ask what they think is the driver behind pornography, my guess is that […]

Napoleon’s Puppies Come Down From the Loft

It’s been fun learning over the past week or so that I am an extremist. I hadn’t previously considered myself to be one, but it’s now been pointed out so many times over the past few days, by certain young left-leaning folks, that I can no longer be in any doubt. In fact I assume that I, along with other like-minded people, must now just wait for the powers-that-be to start issuing little badges with the letter “E”, in order […]

The Pornification of Society – Part 1

This is a slightly amended version of my latest piece for Samaritan Ministries International Some subjects are a joy to write about. Others not so much. The topic in this piece most definitely fits into the latter category, yet it has become such a massive issue in recent years that it can hardly be ignored. In recent weeks, I’ve come across what seems like a multitude of articles on the subject of pornography, especially articles focused on the fact that […]