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Friday 29 May 2020

Guido Fawkes - Backing Gun Law

Those who have researched the past form of the perpetually thirsty Paul Staines, who nowadays styles himself Guido Fawkes and pretends that politicians are scared of him coming waddling after them, know that the great libertarian has always had a vicious authoritarian streak under the surface. Now he has come right out and reminded anyone who had forgotten that he backs those with guns against those without.
After an unarmed African American man called George Floyd was effectively murdered by over-zealous white cops in Minneapolis, there was significant disquiet. Then there was unrest; now there are riots. Police brutality, decades after the great protests of the civil rights movement, is still not just a thing, it is a constant threat to life.
At the same time, Twitter had finally got round to taking action against the incendiary behaviour of Combover Crybaby Donald Trump, whose use of their platform would have seen many a lesser Tweeter removed long ago. Trump sent out one Tweet to incitement too many; Twitter stepped in and called him out for glorifying violence. In waded Staines.
Copying out the Trump Tweet, he sneered “Wonder what [Twitter] would have done if Churchill had tweeted ‘We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender…’”. But Winshton was not suggesting shooting unarmed civilians.
That’s hardly comparable with Trump leering “when the looting starts, the shooting starts”. But perhaps it appeals to someone who once saidI was over in Washington, in Jo'burg, in South America. It was 'let's get guns for the Contras', that sort of stuff. I was enjoying it immensely, I got to go with these guys and fire off AK-47s … I never wore a ‘Hang Mandela' badge, but I hung out with people who did”.
But few agreed with his sentiments. James Felton responded “Wonder what twitter would have done if Churchill was threatening to kill unarmed civilians rather than armed Nazis?” while Madoc Roberts reminded Staines of Churchill’s unfortunate past. “Churchill has always been hated in Wales because he sent the troops in against the miners in Tonypandy”. That wasn’t Winshton’s only domestic violence minus point.
Rob Manuel countered with “Churchill is an excellent comparison. Although I'd have picked the more pointed ‘what would have [Twitter] done when Churchill ordered Black and Tans into Ireland in 1920 to kill his own (then, but for not much longer) citizens?’
And Rupert Myers reminded Staines what the Minneapolis disturbances are all about. “I guess it might have drawn a distinction between an invading force of Nazis and furious African Americans who are fed up with being murdered by US law enforcement”. To which one enterprising Tweeter added “And by the way there was looting after bombing raids in WW2, but I didn’t see Churchill ordering in the Army to shoot them!” Well, quite.
But good to see that The Great Guido is still a faux libertarian who has no problem with justice being dispensed at the barrel of a gun. Not much liberty after some of that, eh?

Something to remember when you read more of the Fawkes falsehood. Another fine mess.
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Those unmentionable staines said...

Another Chablis breakfast by the looks of it.

The toffee (597) said...

'We will fight them on the beaches...'

What's all this 'we' , Fatso? YOU wouldn't. And even if you did you'd be put on your fat dipsomaniac arse immediately.

And that was said in times of rationing...Can you imagine the squeals out of the fat porcine oaf if he was put on rations? Wouldn't be quoting churchill then, would he?

Anyway, another churchillian 'pearl of wisdom' can be read about here


Lovely fella, that winston.

grim northerner said...

Popper and Hayek would view the likes of delingpole and this grubby fat bullshiter with nothing but contempt if they were still alive. I very much doubt that any of the misguided souls who take these charlatans seriously have ever read an economics textbook.

Stephen said...

"...I never wore a ‘Hang Mandela' badge, but I hung out with people who did.”

Golly, I didn't know he was so hard. Hung out with them, eh? Better watch him.

Anonymous said...

The USA never changes.

This month marks 50 years since the Ohio National Guard shot down and murdered four students at Kent State University.

To say nothing of assorted mass murders before and since. And tragically, inevitably, more yet to come.

There's no reason whatever why Britain should follow that nation of homicidal gun mania down the same shitter. But given our home grown version.....we soon will.

Anonymous said...

@2. When I started as an apprentice train driver (secondman) over 40yrs ago, most of the drivers had recollections of the war. 'How bad was it?' Answer: 'Grim, unless you lived in the 'big houses'. They wanted for nothing. The drinks cabinets were always full. Common knowledge at the time. Black market and all that'. Had this corpulent c*** been around at the time, we can be assured that haunches of venison and many cases of Chablis would have graced his cellar. An appalling drunk, with much to be appalled about.

DBC said...

Churchill even got the Number Ten staff to apply for the extra sugar ration, supposedly to "make jam". I doubt preserve-making featured very much in Downing Street. It was just one big fiddle.