The world of sixty years ago

I was born in England in 1947 into a world where the national watchwords were "make do and mend" and "waste not want not". That was in part attributable to post-war austerity, but mostly it was simply a continuation of what had always been the case.

Below is the video of a BBC lynch mob against Tommy Robinson of the English Defence League, during the programme called – a misnomer – FreeSpeech on BBC3. It is not free speech if you verbally abuse and even incite to murder someone for exercising his right to free speech, as happens in this 'debate'.

In those hours when the pangs of political angst are most keenly felt I often turn to George Orwell's essays as a necessary lenitive to the madness of the age. Of course madness, like fashion, differs slightly with each epoch while managing to retain that curious mixture of institutional stupidity and pervasive cowardice that likewise sustain it.

There is confusion about what art is. The qualities that make something art are intrinsic, not external. It is the artifice, the organising of elements, perspective, choice of colour etc., that make it art. The result is obtained by transforming reality and thus nature through human imagination and emotion and is realised by skill and technique.

"We're not scaremongering, this is really happening." – Idioteque, Radiohead.

My university in London used to be a polytechnic. Before that, it was a parking lot. By gradients then, the same space has become progressively less functional over the ages, and it now blights the cultural life of an otherwise charming town.

We are delighted to announce that Jack Buckby, founder and leader of the National Culturists, has been appointed to the Executive Council of Liberty GB as Culture Officer.

Earlier today Jack provided us with the following brief biography outlining his new role and priorities.

 

Lawrence Auster died today at 3:56 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time, at a hospice in West Chester, Pennsylvania. His death came after more than a week of rapidly worsening distress and physical collapse caused by the pancreatic cancer he endured for almost three years.

There are 'two Britains' because in my experience, whenever elites take over, society immediately splits into two minds.

First there are the two versions of reality: there is the reality you can talk about, which is what the TV says is true and is sociable to say because it offends no one, and then there's what you see and experience everyday. Often the two are quite different.

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