Have Morsi on them

When will they ever learn?

There seems to be a lot of people celebrating on the streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities as their democratically elected leader Mohammed Morsi – the one they elected in free and fair elections – is deposed by the army and kept under house arrest.

Two year ago, presumably some of the same people were out there cheering as their previous leader, Hosni Mubarak was deposed. Mr Mubarak was a dictator they said, and what we want is a proper democratically elected President, just like those nice western countries have got.

So they had their elections, and they elected Mr Morsi. Freely and fairly. And now, without a hint of irony, they are cheering loudly as the army deposes of their democratically elected leader.

What next? Presumably they will be calling for free and fair elections, and a proper democratically elected leader. But they already had that. And they kicked him out – not democratically, but by force – because they didn’t much like what they saw.

Where will those nice western nations stand on this? The ones that encouraged the downfall of Mubarak, Gaddafi and who are now encouraging the fall of Assad? I make no apology for these men. They were or are wicked men. But where will the western governments and media stand now that they see the revolutions which they egged on producing chaos? Will they be on the side of the people – the ones who are cheering as the democratically elected leader is ousted by the army? Will they be on the side of Morsi – the leader chosen in free and fair elections which followed the ousting of the tyrant which was supported and cheered on by the west? Will they arm another bunch of Islamists, just as they are doing in Syria, and create more havoc? Or will they – and yes I realise this is a vain hope – learn their lesson from the folly they have helped bring about in the Middle East and just stay out of it all?

And what of Egypt itself? It is hard to see how it can call for free and fair elections and vote in a democratically elected leader. They have just rejected the democratic process, haven’t they? They can’t have it both ways.

Might I suggest that there is only one solution to that country’s problems. It is called the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When Egyptians fully embrace it, then and only then will they begin to see a peaceful and prosperous land. But until that day, neither the army, nor the Muslim Brotherhood, nor the western governments and media, nor the god democracy itself can save them from turmoil.





Exodus of the swivel-eyed loons

As a supporter of the death penalty for heinous crimes, I favour the swiftest methods of execution possible. Not for me the idea of long and protracted deaths. The idea of something like hanging, drawing and quartering, where the traitor would be drawn by a horse to the place of execution, hanged almost to the point of death, emasculated, disembowelled, beheaded and then chopped into four pieces, is not something I would really like to see brought back.

There is one exception to this, though. Now before you throw up your hands up in revulsion, please allow me to explain. The one exception to the rule is in the case of treacherous political parties. Like the British Conservative and Unionist Party – also known as the Tories – just to pick one off the top of my head. Now I am not suggesting that a long slow death ought to be brought back for the individual members of that party; just that the institution itself ought to be hanged, emasculated, disembowelled and beheaded before finally being chopped up.

About a decade ago, one of that party’s members, the Queen of Political Correctness, Theresa May, stood up at their conference and said that people referred to their party as “The Nasty Party.” What she meant by that was that if you didn’t agree with the agenda of the liberals and progressives, this automatically marked you down as being a “nasty” person. And since her party still contained many such people, this meant that the party as a whole must be “nasty.”

This was the cue for the final putsch in the party where the “nice” liberal progressive types, like Ms May, put those “nasty” reactionary types in their places and told them to shut up. Well actually they didn’t come out and tell them to shut up, because had they done so, they would have lost half of their party. Instead, they turned their party into New Labour, elected the self-styled “heir to Blair” as their leader, and went about ignoring anything and everything the “nasty” types in their ranks ever said or did.

Now for some reason all the “nasty” people in the party utterly failed to grasp what was going on. They continued to live under the absurd delusion that they were still part of something that was remotely socially conservative. Yet all the while that the leadership were speaking to them on the one hand in reassuring and conservative sounding tones, they laughed behind backs as they continued to turn the party into the third of three anti-Christian leftist parties.

And so it went on. The “Nasty” Party became the “Nasty, Lying, Treacherous, Wormtongue” Party, all the while pretending to be on the side of ordinary people with “conservative” values, whilst at the same time working tirelessly to tear down anything and everything that such people held dear.

How they got away with it for so long is anyone’s guess. It was obvious to anyone who actually listened to the Tory Party leadership what they really believed and what they were really like. But the whole edifice is at last crumbling, and the treacherous zombie of a party may in the near future finally draw its last breath.

Over the past couple of years, many rank and file members of the party have at last woken up to the fact that the party they have supported and worked for for years actually hates them. And so they have been leaving, firstly in dribs and drabs, and now in their droves, to the UK Independence Party. If this were a hanging, drawing and quartering, I’d say that this would be the bit where the party gets to be dragged by the horse.

What about the hanging bit? That would probably be the now habitual humiliations where they come third or worse behind UKIP in a local election or by-election.

Emasculation? Clearly a party calling itself “conservative” that then embraces same-sex mirage (so-called because it looks a bit like marriage but turns out to be an illusion) has been well and truly neutered and so this fits quite nicely. All the more so when you realise how many decent folks have quit their despicable party over this issue.

Disembowelled? Well that seems to be happening as we speak. The recent allegation that a senior member of the party described the grassroots activists as “swivel-eyed loons” seems to have actually awoken many of those grassroots activists to the fact that their leaders really do hate them and all they stand for, and have done so for years. Couple this with the fact that their leader was so desperate to get his same-sex mirage vote through, that he did a deal with the supposedly hated Labour opposition, and you will almost certainly see a further exodus of the “swivel-eyed loons” to UKIP.

Which means that all that remains is for the final beheading and the quartering of the corpse to take place. As I said at the beginning, I don’t like long, protracted deaths. Fun as it has been to watch this bunch of charlatans implode, I really do hope that the end will now be swift. It really would be too cruel to watch this neutered, disembowelled semi-corpse choking and spluttering as it clings on to life for much longer.

So let the end be swift. Let the beheading take place and let the corpse be chopped into pieces. Put the pieces in a museum behind a glass case, or maybe even on display at Traitors Corner at the Tower of London. But whatever you do, be sure to put a guard over them: just in case anyone is ever foolish enough to try and put the wretched thing back together.

Really Amnesty?

The Northern Ireland Assembly, which is a democratically elected body, has voted against a motion to recognise same-sex mirage. As the majority of Northern Irish people are against such unions, you might think that those who worship the god “Democracy”, might be pleased. The people have been well represented by their representatives.

But not Amnesty International. This organisation, which is apparently unable  to see the difference between the execution of a murderer who was convicted unanimously by a jury in a free and fair trial, and the excecution of a political dissident for their opposition to a wicked despotism, seems to be all in a huff about this.

They are apparently threatening to take legal action against the Northern Ireland Assembly on the grounds of – yes you guessed it, human rights – over its refusal to allow gay couples to marry.

This is mighty odd. Although I personally believe the democratic argument is a complete irrelevance in the same-sex mirage debate – sheer numbers of people cannot change what is a God-given, not a man-made institution – Amnesty is usually pretty keen on democracy. So keen, in fact, that it is listed as one of its core values.

Really Amnesty? So what do you do then when a democratically elected government votes in line with the people they represent? Why you threaten legal action seeking to overturn their democratic decision.

In addition to this, their website claims that they undertake research and action focused on stopping abuses of, amongst other things, freedom of conscience and expression.

Really Amnesty? So what do you do when a group of democratically elected politicians vote with their free consciences against redefining marriage? Why you threaten their freedom of conscience and expression with legal action.

Really Amnesty! Are you as committed to democracy and freedom of conscience and expression as you say you are? Or would it be a good time to admit the truth. You are all for sticking up for “democracy”, “human rights” and “freedom of conscience and expression” just so long as they all accord with your own agenda. And if they don’t? Well to hell with them all.


Send in the clowns

I must confess to having a soft spot for Italian politics. The farce that is modern democracy is glossed over in many Western nations, but Italy can usually be relied on to show the tomfoolery in all its finery. Whoever ultimately heads the next administration will have the honour of being the leader of the 62nd or is it 87th government since the birth of the First Republic in 1945. Something like that.

There are two noteworthy aspects to this election. Firstly, 7,332,667 Italians left the comfort of their homes, entered the polling booths and cast their vote for Il Popolo della Libertà (The People of Freedom Party) led by Silvio Berlusconi. CH Spurgeon once said of John Bunyan that he was so soaked in the knowledge of the Scriptures that if you pricked him, he would bleed Bibline. Silvio Berlusconi is so saturated in scandal and corruption that if you pricked him he would bleed sleaze. What would induce anyone to go out and vote for a party with such a leader? What would he have to do for people to think him unfit for office? Become imbroiled in fraud and prostitution scandals? No apparently that doesn’t quite do it. Must try harder.

It’s all a far cry from the biblical requirement for those leading a nation, where Moses’ father-in-law Jethro advised him to “provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.” Not sure if Berlusconi quite fits the bill. Ah but then the people love to have it so.

The other noteworthy thing to emerge was the stunning success of a party led by a comedian. No I’m not still talking about Berlusconi, but Beppe Grillo, comedian-turned-leader of the Movimento 5 Stelle (Five Star movement). Again this all seems far removed from what Jethro proposed to Moses – “provide out of all the people funny guys, such as can stand up and tell jokes and swear a bit” – yet there is something rather fitting in it and I confess myself to be quite envious of the Italians. We get sleaze-merchants and clowns, just the same as they do, yet somehow our clowns manage to do a slick PR job of presenting themselves to the people as worthy of being taken seriously.

Here is a suggestion, at least while we continue to refuse to heed Jethro’s sage advice to Moses. In order that Western democracies become more transparent, and people are made aware just who it is they are electing, I suggest that a seat in government should henceforth only be permitted to people wearing curly green wigs, riding on unicycles and squirting water from plastic flowers on their chests. As for their policies? They could come up with all sorts of hilarious follies: giving away money to those who do not work; creating “money” out of thin air and chucking it into the economy; arming Islamists in one country whilst sending other people’s sons to die fighting Islamists in another; and defining a relationship between two men as “marriage”. Now hang on a minute…