Richard Dawkins - hardly a right wing bigot, in "The Spectator" describes Douglas Murray's "The Madness of Crowds" thus:
"[Murray's] latest book is beyond brilliant and should be read, must be read, by everyone. He mercilessly exposes the hypocrisy and embarrassingly blatant contradictions that run rife through the current ‘woke’ vogue: compulsory surrender to yelling, screaming students who betray the whole purpose of a university by shutting down free speech; or sanctimoniously applauding doctors who instantly accept the unsupported claim of a child to be in the wrong body, and provide sex-changing hormones without consulting the parents; or attacking and ‘de-platforming’ distinguished feminist writers who choose not to use the word ‘woman’ for someone with a penis and a Y-chromosome. Murray researches thoroughly and his book is convincingly referenced. His balanced and sympathetic tone belies his hard reputation, and belies his sardonic voice, for he reads the audio book himself and does it well."
Davies' description of the book as a "right wing diatribe" betrays his woke unwillingness to face reality. It is a well argued book, jam packed with examples and (something diatribes rarely do) offers actual considered solutions. William Davies' review is weak, failing to address any of Murray's substantive points with counter arguments. Problem is, he can't deny that any of Murray's examples true, so he ignores them. His thesis appears to be "Douglas Murray is a conservative. I don't like conservatives and what they say cannot be correct.". I doubt whether any other view could ever be printed in Britain's organ of the Woke Left - the Guardian, so I shouldn't be surprised. So in summary, great book, crap review.
She surely must be taking the piss fuck cunt?
For those of us who lived through the era, this film is vacuous. For those who came later, you can fantasise all you like and build a multicultural social justice agenda into a counterfactual history, but it didn't happen that way, so get over it and create some new music that future generations will still be playing when you are old. Now that's a REAL challenge.
Incoherent slow and confusing. If there is an understandable narrative here it's been lost in an attempt to make it enigmatic and mysterious. It doesn't work. The first minute, where it explains on screen (in text) what has happened to the earth is the least confusing bit of it. OK, there is a resistance group trying to kill prominent collaborators with the aliens, but the lack of interesting or explanatory dialogue left me bored. The acting wasn't up to much, the aliens looked like excitable hedgehogs flying around in rocky asteroids. The end of the film... well I wasn't paying much attention by then. Goodman went into a box with a gas mask on and I really didn't care what was was happening to him. 40% on the Tomatometer is being generous in my opinion.
Independent news is having to become... independent! No shit Sherlock! Listen to the #NoAgenda podcast. They have been saying "follow the money" for years. David is chicken feed, along with all other independent news sources compared to MSM. Part of the #YouTube deal with MSM will be to remove the small growing channels which threaten the legacy media.
If you've got it, flaunt it! If I had a tank I'd drive it to my parent's anniversary party!
Beautifully put by Melanie as usual. It must be hard for people to be so virtuous, surrounded all the time by us unthinking plebs.
Completely useless programme. Trying to explain or even meaningfully discuss Crypto currencies in 30 minutes with a few naive callers, an annoying and ignorant presenter and some industry PR people unable to speak their mind is a waste of time. #Bitcoin
"The real scandal here is that the BBC is still able to impose a flat tax on anyone who owns a television set, whether they watch its programmes or not. I pay monthly subscriptions to Netflix, Amazon Prime and Now TV because I value their content. Why should I or anyone else be forced to pay £154.50 every year for content we have almost no interest in, on pain of being fined up to £1,000?
"The American humorist H.L. Mencken once observed that the prices at New York’s 21 Club were so high there must be a ‘laughing room’ in the basement: a soundproof booth where the owners assemble to roar with laughter at all the suckers streaming in through the doors. There must be a laughing room somewhere in the bowels of Broadcasting House too — and I suspect Baron Hall of Birkenhead and Sir David Clementi are regular visitors."
by Toby Young - associate editor of The Spectator.
I agree. The #BBC should become a subscription service, one which I would not subscribe to as I watch virtually none of its output.
Call them what you want BBC, I'll ignore you and call them what I want. Just like on everything else. #BBC