Submitted by Alexander on 17 December 2014 - 6:17pm
Isn't it annoying when it happens? In my today's blog I made a factual error, by claiming that Malala Yousafzi was shot dead by Taliban. In fact, she survived the shooting -- no thanks to the Taliban. I'll try to check my sources more carefully.
Anyway, I've now corrected the error: http://alexanderboot.com/content/religion-peace-strikes-again
Submitted by Alexander on 17 December 2014 - 11:00am
It’s early hours yet, but so far no Western leader has explained to a shocked world that the on-going orgy of satanic cruelty inspired by Islam is not, in fact, inspired by Islam.
I trust they will, in short order, regale us with their take on geopolitics and comparative religion:
Submitted by Alexander on 16 December 2014 - 11:51am
And so it could. Because of the likes of him.
By the likes of him I mean the cabal of self-serving spivs promoting the dictatorial multi-culti ethos of ‘share, care and be aware’.
Once we’ve committed ourselves to obeying the diktats, we surrender the intellectual tools that alone would enable us to realise that yet another act of Islamic terrorism, this time Down Under, wasn’t a ‘lone wolf’ attack in any sense other than the purely superficial one.
Submitted by Alexander on 15 December 2014 - 4:48pm
The French poet and thinker Paul Valéry once remarked that “The only thing one can learn from history is a propensity for chauvinism. There are no other lessons.”
I’m not sure about this as a sweeping statement but, as applied to Russia specifically and my friend Vlad especially, the aphorism rings true.
I was reminded of it the other day, when I spoke to a distinguished Conservative association about Putin’s Russia, fascism in general and Russian kleptofascism in particular.
Submitted by Alexander on 14 December 2014 - 11:30am
“Cable demands end to all-white boardrooms” appears above a short article relegated to Page 20 of The Sunday Times.
Evidently the editors didn’t attach much importance to the story. That is a most unfortunate oversight, and one I’d like to correct.
“Diversity must now be tackled in its broadest sense,” decreed Comrade Vince, adding that boardrooms reflecting ‘modern Britain’ would give the country a competitive advantage.
Submitted by Alexander on 13 December 2014 - 5:20pm
“Be alert and sober of mind,” taught St Peter, but then the first Pope had no way of knowing that one day Australia would be inhabited by humans with a superhuman capacity for consuming Foster’s lager.
Taken to excess, that beverage has been known to produce a deleterious effect on individuals and also evidently on institutions.
This stands to reason: it’s hard to stay alert and retain a sober mind when the rest of you is throwing up on a friend’s car by way of a good night out.
Submitted by Alexander on 12 December 2014 - 12:28pm
Brent Cross Shopping Centre is quite lively in the run-up to Christmas.
Actually, this is a bit of an understatement. It is lively all right, but in the sense in which the anteroom to hell must be lively.
A vortex of humanity, an eddy best described by the Latin grex venalium, swirls widely from one shop to the next, sucking in countless trinkets and disgorging them into the multi-tiered car park.
Submitted by Alexander on 10 December 2014 - 11:54am
This side of the scripture, few moral strictures work without qualification, and even some biblical commandments may require it.
‘Thou shalt not kill’, for example, may be construed as a demand for pacifism. It took St Augustine, later helped along by Aquinas, to put the doctrine of just war in the Christian context.
Submitted by Alexander on 9 December 2014 - 6:23pm
The canvas of our political landscape has a gaping hole: true conservatism has been cut out.
Yet it isn’t just nature but also politics that abhors a vacuum. The empty place on the right of the picture had to be patched up, and then something else had to be painted on the patch.
Submitted by Alexander on 8 December 2014 - 12:27pm
Comparing the current Pope with his predecessor, it’s hard not to notice that they hold rather different views on most things.
That’s no wonder, for, the trivial gap in their ages notwithstanding, they come from two different worlds.