Tuesday, July 1, 2014


The Delingpole, Glastonbury 2014
Excerpt:  Trolls, I thought, are people who take a position just to annoy everyone, whereas I say all the crazy stuff I do because I genuinely believe it. Fossil fuels, for example: I really do heart them. Not as much as I heart my kids, perhaps; or Skrillex; or Metallica (they ROCKED); but definitely a lot more than I heart renewable energy which I loathe in almost all its manifestations because it is expensive, environmentally damaging, ugly, pointless and useless.
At one point, a man with a beard came up to confront me. He accused me - no really - of being in the pay of Big Oil, assured me - again, no really - that 97 per cent of the world's scientists believe in "climate change" and said that people like me had no business being at Glastonbury festival.

Monday, June 30, 2014


Five Things I Learned at Glastonbury Festival 2014. By James Delingpole
4. Skrillex: AWESOME.
Excerpt: When I tweeted this - and I meant it: Skrillex was right up there with the best electronic acts I've seen in 24 years' worth of Glastonburies - some fatuous leftard tweeted:
Thing is, festival goers would have been anathema to Delingpole pre-1990s; eco types etc. Nobs like him now
Oh the arrogance and self-delusion and intolerance of the left!
They really do imagine that festivals ought to be the preserve of people only like them. Well, I've got some news for you, matey. All that renewable energy/trade justice/sustainability/viva socialism stuff you see everywhere at Glastonbury: for most of us festivalgoers it's just random window dressing.
We're there for the sex, drugs and rock n roll not the tedious politics. And the fact that you wouldn't know who Skrillex was if he came and bit you on the bottom is very much your problem, not ours.

That Skrillex reminds me of the old days. Muchas gracias.
Kill Everybody:

The Curse of Cain. By Daniel Greenfield

Excerpt: Abel is forever provoking Cain who rises up and kills him. And if only Abel hadn't had so many sheep, if only he hadn't built so well, if only he hadn't made the desert bloom, if only he hadn't won so many wars and if only G-d didn't appear to favor him. Cain sows fields of corpses of the innocent for the Lord and he still does not understand why his sacrifice is not accepted and why the earth he dwells on is cursed. Abel does his best to appease Cain with gifts of earth, but the earth is useless to Cain. What good is cursed earth to cursed men? What can a man plant in the desert? What can he harvest when everything dies at his touch? All he can offer is a harvest of death.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Christianity does not unite people -- no, it separates them -- in order to unite every single one with God.

Soren Kierkegaard, 1813-1855

My category:...I have lived in a sense in a world of my own. Of the rightness of my cause, and its importance, I have never doubted -- doubted, no, I am as far as possible from that, I have had but one expression: that I could never thank God enough for what is granted me, so infinitely more than I could, or dared, expect. And I have longed for eternity so as to be able unceasingly to thank God...I can never thank God enough for the indescribably good he has done me, so infinitely much more than I had expected.

We are warned against introversion; you might just as well warn against Christianity.

Disputing with people on what Christianity is is a mistake, for with very, very few exceptions their tactic is precisely to ward off understanding or finding out what Christianity is, because they suspect it is fairly easy to grasp but would interfere with their lives.

In Christianity being loved by God is suffering, continual suffering, the closer to God the more suffering, yet with eternity's consolation and the spirit's testimony that this is God's love, this is what it means to dare to love God.

Christianity does not unite people -- no, it separates them -- in order to unite every single one with God. And when a person is able to belong to God, he has died away from what unites people.

Soren Kierkegaard: Papers and Journals: A Selection, Penguin Classics

Thursday, June 27, 2013

'Caring is a full time job for people who don't have full time jobs.' Daniel Greenfield

Sir Richard Branson
Bike Lanes to Nowhere. Daniel Greenfield
Excerpt: The biking adult cares, which is the chief hobby of the leisure class. The more someone cares, the less he works. Caring is a full time job for people who don't have full time jobs.


Many's the time I've been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and I've often felt forsaken
And certainly misused
Oh, but I'm all right, I'm all right
I'm just weary to my bones
Still, you don't expect to be
Bright and bon vivant
So far away from home, so far away from home

I don't know a soul who's not been battered
I don't have a friend who feels at ease
I don't know a dream that's not been shattered
or driven to its knees
Oh, but it's all right, it's all right
for we've lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the road
we're traveling on
I wonder what's gone wrong
I can't help it, I wonder what's gone wrong

And I dreamed I was dying
I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down at me
Smiled reassuringly
And I dreamed I was flying
And high up above my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of Liberty
Sailing away to sea
And I dreamed I was flying

We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age's most uncertain hour
and sing an American tune
Oh, and it's alright, it's all right, it's all right
You can't be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
That's all I'm trying to get some rest