Sunday, June 23, 2019

In which the pond does it's best to be politically incorrect ...

Being on a reptile diet has done wonders for the pond, which is bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and with a  renewed taste for moronic reptile cliches. Ah snowflakes, it must be winter.

If it isn't Polonius blathering about the ABC being a conservative-free zone, the next best thing is the Alice-like use of of the concept of "political correctness" …

It's up there with the Orwellian use of Orwellian, which is to say trotting out poor old socialist George in the service of some right wing nutcase deeming someone or something - often socialist - as Orwellian.

In the very old days, it was your conservatives, frequently with a fundamentalist Christian quirk, that valued correctness in all its forms.

While the pond fervently believes that there wasn't a single homosexual in Tamworth when the pond lived there, we knew what was the correct way to deal with them if one ever dared to turn up. Tar and feather them, stone them to death and send them off to an eternity in hell. Now that was politically and religiously correct thinking. Did anyone get agitated about political correctness then? Well the gays might have, but they were kept out of sight, in a very correct and proper way ...

And while the pond never heard, not once, of the bizarre concept of a single mother, if such a bare-faced nympho trollop ever came out of the closet, there was a correct way to deal with her. Stone her to death, or offer her the chance to achieve respectability by becoming a complimentary woman and marrying a man.

It goes without saying that it was also considered very correct to endure a good beating, because correction improves any wayward woman …

This was the right-thinking domain of the Catholic church, and its acolytes, and yet still they lurk in the lizard Oz, bemoaning the way some victimised minorities might raise a humble paw objecting to their God-ordained lot, as if She gives a stuff … or if the Angelic Shanners gives a stuff either …

Fast leaving the lexicon? What alternative planet does the Angelic Shanners live on?

This very day in the lizard Oz, the oscillating fan referred to "politically correct Labor" and the bromancer was in a fine flurry of foaming at the mouth a few days ago ...

And so on, as if some belief in imaginary friends was the only way forward for the politically incorrect, as if accepting the ten commandments was a bold and brave step towards political incorrectness, as if Xian belief in the eating of human flesh and blood on a Sunday wasn't religiously correct, but rather was a celebration of politically incorrect cannibalism …

Still, it's pleasing to know that the bromancer believes in the politically correct notions of burning bushes, turning water into wine, and all the other psychologically damaged nonsense spouted by believers, when they might just as well adopt the pseudo-religious Santa Claus, Easter bunny and tooth fairy as their imaginary friend ...

Talk about an upside down world …

Dear sweet long absent lord, is there anything to be said about that, except, in a perhaps somewhat politically incorrect way - and therefore something to be lauded by the Angelic Shanners - that she's deeply fucked in the head?

Oh the pond realises it's being politically incorrect to an alarming degree to say such a thing out loud, but that's what the Angelic one seems to want.

Anybody who can purport to sympathise with Batty, then criticise her as deeply fucked, and on a foolish, failed mission, while at the same time explaining how only the Angelic one knows everything about it - yet seems to have done sweet fuck all, except scribble furiously for the lizard Oz - surely cries out for the Angelic one to be called deeply fucked …

Hmm, the pond is getting to like this political incorrectness. What else has the Angelic one - always the bluntest knife in the drawer - got lined up?

The pond must leave aside some of these issues. The pond knows a cross-section of TG folk who transitioned long before it because fashionable to call their situation a mere quest for fashion …(the pond's dearest friend would probably tell Bazza, Germaine, the Angelic one and sundry others just to get fucked, or better still, to get fucked, and fucked off, as some TG folk are inclined to political incorrectness, especially when deeply personal matters are trotted out to make cheap insulting points).

But that poignant, plaintive "why?" pleads for an answer … if only because the fundamentalist bigot Folau offers predictable reptile fun, if only because this day the reptiles themselves led with a comical story …

A cool $5.6 mill and a lifestyle as big as the Ritz, and yet still the mug punters flocked to give?

Greedy? What about unXian?

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal … (Matthew 6:19-20)

Or …

And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 
The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what's more I've put together a nifty property portfolio worth $5.6 million, hauled down squillions sniffing bums at rugger, yet pleaded poverty and conned suckers out of $250k, and who knows might still con the full $3mill, so what lack I yet? 
Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. 

Yes, fuck it, it's all very well being politically and religiously correct, but fuck it, there's the property portfolio, and besides the punters and the all-day suckers are so generous …

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? What about the property portfolio? What about ripping off suckers so we can really score a big settlement from the rugger buggers?
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, yea, verily, even a cool property portfolio, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, or the reptiles of the lizard Oz, or even Angelica Shanners, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. (Matthew 19)

Yes, in a politically incorrect world, many that think they're angelically first will actually be amongst the last … and so to the final irony-laden gobbet …

Indeed, indeed, how the pond yearns to be able to stone to death TG fashonistas, homosexuals, feminists and such like. 

Why, it's the politically and religiously correct thing to do, at least if you're as fucked in the head as the Angelic one, who somehow imagines it's about political correctness, when silly Catholics congregate each weekend to talk about religious and political correctness, and it's left to the pond to be as politically incorrect as it can manage by calling them fucking idiots and dropkick losers with a weird addiction to imaginary friends (sorry, the pond knows everyone will appreciate that was just a jolly jape amongst politically incorrect chums. We must strive together to be politically incorrect, or the Angelica Shanners will be agitated at the political correctness throughout the land).

And so to a few cartoons dedicated in assorted ways to the reptiles' efforts this week …


  1. Shanners: "Today almost every political and social problem is looked at through a set of ideological prisms ..."

    Today ? Only today ? Never before in human history ? Like, the Inquisition wasn't at all ideological was it ? Oh, she's a regular Catholic gem, isn't she. Now let me see:

    Archaic: "Ideology is the science of ideas, the study of their origin and nature." Now that sounds pretty good, doesn't it. But hang on ...
    ...from Wikipedia: "An ideology is a collection of normative beliefs and values that an individual or group holds for other than purely epistemic reasons. In other words, these rely on basic assumptions about reality that may or may not have any factual basis."

    Yep, that's the only kind of "ideology" that an Angela would know, the kind that has no factual basis. But then, getting back to Shanners, how's this for a pile of politically incorrect non-ideology:
    "Rather, domestic violence has its origins in the twin social evils of alcohol and drug abuse, combined with poverty, large scale family breakdown, and of course inadequate policing."

    So there ya go: every man who's murdered his wife - at the rate of one a week in Australia - and every man who's murdered his kids - and there has been quite a few in recent times - and every man who's beaten his wife, and likely his kids too, was a bankrupt drunk junkie from, and in, a broken family who was insufficiently supervised by the police.

    Now that certainly shows a mountain of "factual basis", doesn't it.

    1. Aha, some "ideological enlightenment":

      "She found that answering those questions [about the whys and wherefores of domestic violence] meant wading in to an "intellectual turf war" between proponents of a psychopathology model, who argue domestic abuse is a result of mental illness, childhood trauma and substance abuse, and supporters of a feminist model, who see men's violence as a "by-product of patriarchy: a system in which men feel entitled to dominate, discredit and disregard women"."
      Jess Hill's mission to understand abusive men

      So, Shanners just wants to pretend that the "feminist" explanation doesn't work, because that would make male violence a matter of patriarchal entitlement as opposed to being able to get out from under by claiming it's all just mental and social illness. Funny, isn't it, that a society that has been so dominated by Western Christian "civilisation" is so full of mental and social illness. And "substance abuse" too, of course.

    2. Don't forget inadequate policing, GB. You've gotta appeal to the authoritarians.

    3. Ah yes, thank you Merc, indeed quite so. Probably my oversight is due to the very late appearance of 'policing' in the Western Christian canon: although the Romans had their Cohortes urbanae in the time of Augustus, it wasn't until 'Bobby' Peel in 1829 that "modern" policing was started.

      And of course the Peelers were not interested in domestic violence, which is a very recent addition to policing practice, and so very easy to overlook.

    4. For anyone interested, this is worth a read:

    5. Thanks,GB. Interesting article.

  2. Domestic violence is the product of drug and alcohol abuse, and inadequate policing? Then I guess that means Shanners is safe from threat. It's only families like those pesky black ones that are suffering.

    She truly is angelic, isn't she? In the moronic sense - of someone who doesn't think for themselves, but is good at reciting the lines of others. Not only that, she allows all like-minded angelic ones to feel safe that they will never be subject to DV.

    It's always the other, who suffers.

    1. "...someone who doesn't think for themselves, but is good at reciting the lines [and lies] of others."

      Oh I think you've captured the entire reptile way of existence in that description, Merc.

    2. Well, in the real world, if you want to understand something or do something you might have a lot of reading and observation to do, not to mention the messy business of revising your ideas if you fail. Much easier to go with a simple narrative that ties in with prejudices but doesn't link at all with reality and therefore cannot be disproved by those unpleasant facts.

    3. Yes, granted, Bef. Since I have finally gotten around to reading Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow, I can say that reptiles only have System 1 (fast - superficial and self-contained) thinking. They completely lack any System 2 (slow - rational and realistic) thinking capabilities.

    4. Derek Muller provides a brief version here:

      Add in Dunning Kruger and emotional egocentricity and you have most of the behaviours explained.


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