Sunday, June 24, 2012

Deliverance

It's not unusual to worry about the Liberal Democrats and their policies, after all, Conservatives spend a great deal of time experiencing a level of coalition angst, which appears to become increasingly more pathological as time passes.

I read in the papers today, that a London Liberal Democrat-run council, seriously considered sending a child to the Congo to undergo a course of 'deliverance' or exorcism, because the boy's family claimed this was necessary. Apparently, they believed he was possessed by "kindoki" or evil spirits. Islington social services officials then paid more than £4,000 for an expert to travel to Africa to investigate.

This is of course a rather extreme example of the 'lunatics running the asylum' in the culturally-inclusive spirit of political correctness but what worries me more, is that I'm not really surprised and the same could be said of a number of metropolitan councils in Britain which place 'cultural sensitivity' over common sense and children's welfare.

Here in Westgate, with a by-election under way, I'm not entirely sure what constraints I'm under but if you happen to have received a copy of the Thanet Independent Group's (TIG) election flyer, I'm sure that like everyone else who has who had one stuffed through their letterbox, you may have been rendered temporarily speechless by the candidate's rather unusual policy platform, which appears to focus more on diversity and 'political thuggery,' rather than any Westgate  issues whatsoever.

I'm in two minds whether to put a copy up online before it too disappears as "It woz that fabulous Mr Fox wot wrote it and he's scarpered again,without leaving a forwarding address."

The last analysis on democracy, goes to none-other but Edmund Blackadder who only had only two political parties to muse over in Regency times.



It's the big football game tonight and I've discovered the wonders of Jalepeno-flavoured crisps, which in conjunction with some chilled Budweiser, give me an evening to look forward to!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

So because people from the congo don't share your religious beliefs they're "lunatics" Simon?

Anonymous said...

I'm stunned by the leaflet. The candidate seems to have put herself in line for censure by the electoral commission before she is even elected! And I thought she was from Ramsgate, but she seems to have moved to a place in Westgate judging her address on the leaflet.

simon moores said...

In the misguided reasoning of protecting primitive and cultural beliefs, It's a very small step to 'Muti' killings of small children and animals being sacrificed on our streets.. but this has already happened as we know.

Would you regard African witchcraft rituals as evidence of the rational on the part of those who participate I wonder?

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't regard Christianity as "rational" either...

Tom Clarke said...

At least Christians don't have human sacrifices or mutilate other humans in the name of witchcraft. Presumably 1.30 has not lived in those parts of africa or the West Indies that still practice voodoo.

Are we to incorporate into our society, in the name of political correctness, all the more bizarre and evil practices of some imported cultures. We once sacrificed, looted and plundered around ancient Britain, but we don't anymore. Perhaps 1.30 would like such practices reintroduced as part of our roots.

disgusted said...

11:53 I am as stunned as so many must be by the TIG election flyer,there are many questions that need an answer, 1) on the TDC Web the lady is her own Agent and her address is published as Ramsgate, the address on her pamphlet, just happens !! to be Worrows home in Birchington.2) whose children have been used in the photo and was permission given?
Yes I too expect it was that Mr Fox again, what do cllrs, Cohen and Driver think of their Party Election materiel being presented in this way?.I note that the lady candidate has put herself as "Independent, not "Thanet Independent Group" I am sure the true independents in Tom King's Group have thoughts on this issue, I just hope the good people of Westgate don't think she is, Tom's candidate is Ash .

Anonymous said...

I received the leaflet through my door and to be honest it was one of the best election leaflets I have seen in a long time. The candidate is making a strong stand against the bully boy politics of Thanet. Plain Jane in the paper is also saying the things. The name calling led by Conservatives and Labour has to end and thats why I am going to vote for Claire becuse its time to change

simon moores said...

I wonder what 'Plain Jane' thinks as We had a chat about this very same subject last week and I can't recall her pinning her colours to TIG's mast..

Jane.. over to you if your'e reading?

Anonymous said...

If I didn't know the background to it then the leaflet would probably win my vote too.

Ren Wood said...

See old JW is popping in again with a few anonymous comments like the TIG leaflet being one of the best. It would almost be funny if it was not so pathetic.

Anonymous said...

What does the Tory leaflet look like? It would be interesting to compare, or haven't they bothered?

simon moores said...

All the main parties have leaflets and mailers out. With the exception of UKIP they focus mostly on local issues.

Anonymous said...

Can you post it on here Simon? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

5:37 you have got to be having a laugh, if that is the best you have read you should get out more!!