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Accentuating the Liberal in Classical Liberal: Advocating Ascendency of the Individual & a Politick & Literature to Fight the Rise & Rise of the Tax Surveillance State. 'Illigitum non carborundum'.

Liberty and freedom are two proud words that have been executed from the political lexicon: they were frog marched and stood before a wall of blank minds, then forcibly blindfolded, and shot, with the whimpering staccato of ‘equality’ and ‘fairness’ resounding over and over. And not only did this atrocity go unreported by journalists in the mainstream media, they were in the firing squad.

The premise of this blog is simple: the Soviets thought they had equality, and welfare from cradle to grave, until the illusory free lunch of redistribution took its inevitable course, and cost them everything they had. First to go was their privacy, after that their freedom, then on being ground down to an equality of poverty only, for many of them their lives as they tried to escape a life behind the Iron Curtain. In the state-enforced common good, was found only slavery to the prison of each other's mind; instead of the caring state, they had imposed the surveillance state to keep them in line. So why are we accumulating a national debt to build the slave state again in the West? Where is the contrarian, uncomfortable literature to put the state experiment finally to rest?

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Political Subversion in a Wine Glass. Scarlett Johansson and the Context of Joy.

I raise my glass to those who enjoy life, acknowledging the ludicrous fact that glass heft up in the air is now a subversive act ...

Alcohol seems to be the theme here currently. On the back of this silly policing of New Zealand’s off-licencing regulation last month, and Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway’s wowser drink-drive bill of this month, comes nothing short of the death of the wine industry in France. Not by some disease in the vines, but via a disease called the joyless socialist mind, that has grown like a virus through their judiciary.

When will we wake up to the fact the statist do-gooder monsters of this piece, in seeking to destroy the joie de vivre of life itself, are pure evil? When even enjoying a glass of wine on camera is politically subversive, and this in France, once considered the home of wine, how over-regulated must our lives be in the West circa 2013? Even the Soviets were left alone to their vodka.

Moet & Chandon recently ran this series of photographs of Scarlett Johansson with their charming product in French glossy magazine Paris Match.Those pictures have now cost them a fine of thirty thousand pounds. This new French farce the product of their meddling socialist government, as interpreted by their meddling French judiciary. Just as the New Zealand judiciary have killed individual freedom in our tax courts, so have the French finally squeezed the last pips from life in that country. Quoting The Times:

“… wine drinking is being viewed by Gallic judges as an offence to common decency whose adverts should be censored.

Courts are interpreting French law as meaning that it is illegal to publish adverts of people enjoying wine.

Professionals are urging President Francois Hollonde [of 75% income tax infamy] to review what they say are crazy health and safety regulations.

Paris Match, the glossy magazine, also fell foul of the law when it ran an article about Scarlett Johansson taken by Moet & Chandon as part of an advertising campaign. The magazine was ordered to pay thirty thousand pounds in damages after a court ruled that the photos “show a famous young actress … with a flattering commentary that clearly goes beyond the authorised terms”.

The court said it was illegal to associate alcohol with a “festive context”.

The Free West didn’t end with a bang, it ended with that last sentence. There’s an offence to common decency here alright: but it’s sitting on the high-chairs where French judges arrogantly perch themselves. I have nothing but contempt for them.

I can’t post the photographs of Scarlett here for reasons of copyright, but I can post the Youtube of the photo shoot itself. And the worse thing is, not only would French judges censor this, I suspect so would that radically stupid branch of feminism which features here from time to time, because as will be the subject of my next post, a feminist professor of law in England has just crossed the line known as the rule of law into pure evil. Next time.

In the meantime I raise my glass to those who enjoy life, acknowledging the ludicrous fact that glass heft up in the air is now a subversive act. Albeit there can be no form of political protest I’m better suited for; indeed, I’ve been practising for years. Take it away Scarlett, to the Western Spring …


  1. It's enough to make a grown man weep into his beer.

    1. You don't want to water your beer down like that Brendan. You need to weep to the side :)

  2. Yeah but the French motorways are great.

    Oh right. They're private.

    1. Don't get the connection between roading and not being allowed to be filmed enjoying one of life's great pleasures?