Monday, June 26, 2006

Oikophobia is your new word for the day...

Tears of the white man is rather unwieldy, so Mr. Scruton's new creation is welcome.

  • " National history is taught as a tale of shame and degradation. The art, literature and religion of our nation have been more or less excised from the curriculum, and folkways, local traditions and national ceremonies are routinely rubbished.
    This repudiation of the national idea is the result of a peculiar frame of mind that has arisen throughout the Western world since the Second World War, and which is particularly prevalent among the intellectual and political elites. No adequate word exists for this attitude, though its symptoms are instantly recognized: namely, the disposition, in any conflict, to side with ‘them’ against ‘us’, and the felt need to denigrate the customs, culture and institutions that are identifiably ‘ours’. I call the attitude oikophobia – the aversion to home – by way of emphasizing its deep relation to xenophobia, of which it is the mirror image. Oikophobia is a stage through which the adolescent mind normally passes. But it is a stage in which intellectuals tend to become arrested."

    "And one of the weapons that the √©lite has used, in order to ensure that it is never troubled by the truths that it denies, is to accuse those who wish to discuss the problem of ‘racism and xenophobia’. People of my generation have been brought up in fear of this charge, just as the people of Salem were brought up in the fear of being denounced as witches. "

    " "All whites are racist, whether or not knowingly’. There you have it, endorsed by a prestigious academic and professional body: all whites are racist, whether or not knowingly.That, to my mind, is a racist remark of the lowest kind, one that attributes to people of a certain skin-colour an enormous moral fault, and one which they can do nothing to overcome, since they possess it unknowingly. "
  • Thursday, June 08, 2006

    Now THIS is a case report...

    My new colleague is the BEST. I asked how a case went, and I got this report.

    Wee Willie Something
    Went for a ride.
    As it turned out,he
    should have stayed inside.

    It was Wee Willie's cousin
    who led him astray,
    He said, " I will steal me
    a nice car today."

    And wouldn't you know it
    there sat the Crown Vic,
    keys in it, still running,
    just ripe to be picked.

    So in it they jumped
    and took off down the screet.
    If the man hadn't seen them
    it would have been sweet.

    Then Wee Willie's cousin
    let Wee Willie out.
    And there stood the owner,
    who said with a shout,

    "Who is that sitting
    behind my Vic's wheel?"
    But loyal Wee Willie
    wouldn't dare squeal.

    That's how Willie wound up
    under arrest.
    He'd have been better off
    If he had just confessed.

    When the police came to get him
    they sure didn't smile.
    Wee Willie's seventeen,
    a mere juvenile.

    Will dealt with his charge
    in the very worst way.
    He said,
    "I just won't go to court today!"

    Wee Willie's eighteen now-
    when they see him around
    the cops will arrest him
    and take him DOWNTOWN.

    With Wee Willie's luck
    they will add to the docket
    a charge for the drugs
    that he'll have in his pocket.

    Watch out, Judge Kosinski!

    Monday, June 05, 2006

    Where is God?

    I know strong faith should prevent asking the question, but mine is weak and I struggle with reason. This is not for the faint of heart.

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