Friday, June 29, 2018

In which Giles returns to the Speccie mob ...

The pond did a little jig of joy … Giles was back, and with him came all the pond's favourites, not least dashing Donners, the onion muncher and the parrot …

At last a chance to put the lizard Oz's monomaniacal crusading obsessions away for a moment …

When I was a child, I spake as a reptile child, I understood as a child of the reptiles, I thought as a lizard child, but when I became gender neutral, I put away childish reptile things. For now we see through a reptile glass, darkly, but then face to face with Giles, will we see clearly now?

Or some such thing … the pond was always suss on bible studies …come on down Giles, preach to the pond, redeem the pond, cleanse the pond of impure thoughts ...

At last, a return to the 1950s, and the cold war … though the pond was a little worried by the use of the word "Brutopian", which the pond last recalled had been used by former Chairman Rudd in an entirely different context in The Monthly here …with idle talk of Howard's brutopia …

Contemporary British conservatives such as Michael Oakeshott have starkly warned against a "brutopia" of unchecked market forces. Equally, American conservatives such as the columnist George F Will have cautioned that capitalism unrestrained is a "solvent" that can dissolve the social fabric.

And now the dreadful Will has urged a vote against the GOP in November!!

The pond decided it had to put its trust in the Brutopian insights of Giles. All it had to do was kick back its heels, bring in a few cartoons celebrating the joys of Western Civilisation, US style, and have a jolly good time …

But then the pond began to grow a little bit nervous.

The reptile crusade about the Crisis in Western Civilisation wouldn't have been transmitted virally to good old Giles, with dashing Donners a notorious carrier of the disease, would it?

Okay, the Crisis in Western Civilisation made its way into Giles' rant, but it was such a splendid rant that the pond was put in a forgiving mood, so awestruck was it by the metaphor of termites brainwashing the woodwork.

And how pleasing to be reminded that children belong to their parents. Why every parent should have this sort of possession. Please don't stop with a handbag, consider having a child as an accessory …though as they grow up you might have trouble making them dress in the same style as you, resulting in discordant colours and most unhappy stylings.

And you, of tender years, 
Can't know the fears that your elders grew by, 
And so please help them with your youth, 
They seek the truth before they can die.

What a blast from the time when those bloody termite hippies were ruining Western Civilisation, in its finest hour in Vietnam no less, but the pond feels the need for another sustaining cartoon celebrating all that's good about Western Civilisation …

What a relief to know that Western Civilisation is in good, Speccie-approved hands, and so to another gobbet of Giles ...

Now here the pond must intrude and gently chide Giles, because surely he's missing a vital point …in essence, it was summed up this way for Mandrake (continuity script here):

Do you realize that fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we have ever had to face? you realize that in addition to fluoridated water, why, there are studies underway to fluoridate salt, flour, fruit juices, soup, sugar, milk, ice cream? Ice cream, Mandrake! Children's ice cream? You know when fluoridation first began? Nineteen hundred and forty six. Nineteen fortysix, Mandrake! 
How does that coincide with your postwar commie conspiracy, huh? It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual, and certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard core commie works.
I first became aware of it, Mandrake, during the physical act of love... a profound sense of fatigue, a feeling of emptiness followed. Luckily I was able to interpret these feelings correctly: loss of essence. I can assure you it has not recurred, Mandrake. Women... women sense my power, and they seek the life essence. I do not avoid women, Mandrake, but I do deny them my essence.

Phew, thanks for that important reminder General Ripper, and the pond feels another cartoon coming on, celebrating Western Civilisation at its best …

But all good things must come to an end, and so must Giles ...

Indeed, indeed, who tells the young about what happened in Cambodia?

Well that's the official version.

Put it another way …

Ah yes, young 'uns, that's what happened to Cambodia. The dominoes spoke to genocidal Henry and in the manner of the best of Western Civilisation, he bombed the country back to the stone age, and got the result Giles now purports to deplore ...

More at Salon here

How quickly they forget, the hysterics and the chicken hawks, and the damage done …

I've seen the bombing
And the damage done
A little part of it in everyone
But every attempt to bomb the world to western civilisation
Is like a settin' sun ...

And so to a few more cartoons celebrating the best in current Western Civilisation, Speccie mob approved …


  1. Good for silly old Giles; he's on the ball and up with the reptilian obsession with the fall of Western Civlisation but he didn't provide any antidote to the heresy that was published a few days when the prof from the deep north supposed that "Christianity is an eastern religion, while Marxism is the product of the enlightenment."

    Surely one of the stable geniuses on the pay roll of any one of the right wing nut job publications could refute the nonsense that this professor from the deep north proposed?

    1. Wasn't Jesus the first self-proclaimed communist ? Expelling the merchants and money lenders from the Temple "accusing them of turning the Temple into "a den of thieves" through their commercial activities." ?

      And wouldn't that make Marx a devout Christian ?

    2. So many questions and so few of the experts available to answer them.

  2. The applied "gospel" of Auty and the "great books" of Western "civilization" summed up in a play upon the words of a well known sixties song by Pete Seeger.

    Where have all the "great books" gone,
    gone to six million tons of bombs every one.

  3. Giles the Orty: "Donnelly's vitally necessary new book 'How Political Correctness is Destroying Australia'"

    Oh yeah, every bleedin' morning I get up and dash outside to see just how much more of Australia has been destroyed overnight. It's already reached the edge of my continent and it can't be much longer (maybe mere tens of thousands of years ?) before it gets to my place. I'm waiting with bated breath.

    Giles again: "...eloquent speeches by Alan Jones, Tony Abbott and the author himself"

    Yair, right. It's just so restful to have the childish simplicity of a doddery old wrinkly like Auty (born 1934) instead of the gormless insolence and gushing fecklessness of a Moorice, or, on an even lower level, a Doggy-Bov.

  4. They will support the indefensible. How the right proclaim Kissinger as a messiah in foreign diplomacy when he should be before the courts for crimes against humanity.
    The only publicity these creatures will get is through another megalomaniac in Murdochracy.
    When we look at Murdoch's influence though he is the proud owner of the IPA and the liberal party who have helped develop the Liberal party in collusion with pig iron Bob.
    What is so disheartening is that even the labor party leaders visit this crooked mongeral.

  5. Silly old Giles!

    What a duffer and a chancer all wrapped on in one: "the true issues involved are usually cleverly disguised in misleading language".

    Let's try a common 70s proposition: Leave your children at the church madam, God will look after them through his earthly representative.

    You know Giles old chap, if I do look extra carefully at that sentence, I see what you're getting at. Do carry on.

    1. Isn't it great, vc, how there is just a finite and very limited set of strategies and tactics and "both sides do it".


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