Wednesday, 29 April 2009


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"Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the Presidential election:

Number of States won
Democrats: 19, Republicans: 29

Square miles of land won
Democrats: 580,000, Republicans: 2,427,000

Population of counties won
Democrats: 127 million, Republicans: 143 million

Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won
Democrats: 13.2, Republicans: 2..1

Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Republican won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare..."
Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty-million criminal invaders called illegal's and they vote, then we can say good-bye to the USA in fewer than five years. "

This, if true, is interesting and provocative. The white man's burden, it seems, has got down from his back, as it were and is kicking his ass up and down Main Street; this, paraphrased, is the essence of the cries of Mr Old Holborn and many in cyberspace - Londonistan!.

A racially fractured nation, rooted in genocide, slavery, ethnic cleansing and white supremacy (niggers have been lynched in recent memory) - all dressed-up as the pursuit of Freedom, cannot really complain if those shut-out from the three-pounds-of-beef with every meal, greedy, stupid, aggressive, redneck zeitgeist revolt into political conformity and elect their very own, useless, oily, sound-biting Uncle Tom.

Although in the UK we do not share Uncle Sam's recent internal history of sanctimonious, flag-waving barbarism, Olsen's stats, nevertheless, would probably transpose neatly to UK electoral demographics. Many are, through employment or housing or benefits, part of a ballooning client demographic, many have allegiance to other states; many, with very good reason, detest and fear the spectre of a gang of coke-sniffing, cost-cutting, over-privileged, right-wing chancers and layabouts; all view state provision of myriad forms of care as being one side of a compact in which they don't complain as long as government continues to transfer to them, via taxation, an increasing share of the profits of non-governmental enterprise; who can blame them?

Many in the blogosphere were confident that Codger McCain would stroll into the White House, the heat of their own conceit blinding them to the obvious. The same cyber-psephologists babble incessantly that because Gordon Brown is such an arsehole, David Cameron must, therefore, become First Lord of the Treasury and Keeper Pursuivant of Her Majesty's Bolivian Nose Powder; there are no musts.

If it is the case that a sufficient number of constituencies are quite sensibly joined at the hip to NewLabour's cynical largesse and that all those so outraged by Blair, Brown and Mandelson and by the general swinishness of the houses of parliament are dispersed, fuming and impotent, then New Cameronia will remain a pipe dream, so to speak.

Brown, the horrible fucking bastard, mincing and pouting and gurning,bullying, stuttering his obnoxious, impossibly know-it-all sol-you-shuns, is probably on his last legs; given, however, that unlike the Messiah in the White House, he can be removed at any time by a vote of no confidence but hasn't been, his position is clearly not as weak as we like to think. Despite his unprecedented beggaring of the nation for decades to come, despite the fact that everything else he touches turns, also, to shit, is it not nothing less than miraculous that the fuckwit Cameron has not been able to engineer Brown's removal, is this not what politicians are supposed to be good at, deals, betrayals, black arts ? But today Brown -and, of course the utterly repellent Brummie Hobbit, Woolass - is defeated by Nick Haircut of the preposterous LibDems and Cameron is seen, elbowing-in, grandstanding with Cleggie and Lumley; hardly Churchillian, typically Cameronian, all that was missing was his bike and his chauffered limo, the impudent, jumped-up, worthless airhead.

Barack celebrates, if that's the word, a hundred days of Yes-We-Can shoring-up Mammon, exporting terror and pissing in the faces of the poor whilst white America seethes at it's loss of exclusive access and pre-eminent influence. Before writing off the NewLabour Project we should reconsider the recent US experience. Her Majesty's Official Opposition is so feeble that all NewLabour really needs to do is ditch Snotman and find an Obama figure. Someone like Tony Blair.


an ex-apprentice said...

Dear Mr Ishmael,

The quoted figures you start with come from the famous "Larry J Ward" E-mail circulated shortly after the Gore/Bush November 2000 election. They are substantially correct, although the number of states won changed to 30/20 following the declarations of Florida and New Mexico, and the murder rate comparisons were found to be more like 5.2/3.3.

Professor Olson denied having anything to do with the figures.

"Professor Tyler's definition of democracy" refers to this quote:

"The average age of the worlds greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

1. From bondage to spiritual faith;
2. From spiritual faith to great courage;
3. From courage to liberty;
4. From liberty to abundance;
5. From abundance to complacency;
6. From complacency to apathy;
7. From apathy to dependece;
8. From dependence back into bondage."

There was no Professor Tyler. The quote is usually attributed to "The Decline and Fall of the Athenian Republic" by Alexander Fraser Tytler, (Lord Woodhouselee) 1748-1813, who was a Scottish judge and Professor of History at Edinburgh University. But he probably didn't coin it either.

None of this is relevant, of course, to the main thrust of your post, but ain't Google wonderful?

On the substance, as you know my own contempt for the current Conservative leadership is only marginally less than that I have for Labour. Whilst the country undoubtedly wants change, what we actually need is leadership, and I am very far from being confident that Cameron has any to offer.

Imagine if Labour were to somehow, magically, find a Dan Hannan in their midst, and swapped Brown for him. Would Field Marshall Hague, so foolishly claiming victory a year before the battle, be quite so brazenly confident?

call me ishmael said...

Thanks, mr an ex apprentice, I took it on good faith, without scrutiny, the original source of the quoted text and so hence the, if true, in the opening.

I didn't think it needed to be precise in every respect, had known for a while that the US had or was about to become a white minority nation and that the figures on property and land occupancy were, had to be, broadly right.

The demographics analysis, too, has to be right and comparable with our own. Who, but the poor and state-dependant would live in densely populated sub-standard inner city Diane Abbott realms of bitterness and disappointment - and would they vote for Codger McCain or David Cameron whilst an alternative promised them jam today.

This is the elephant in the corner of the right-wing bloggers, they expect, insist that the poor vote for the rich, almost, bizarrely, on the grounds that It Is The Right Thing To Do. The tiny percentage on more than a hundred and fifty grand are deemed to be Middle England, and the tens of millions in poverty or relative poverty, the enemy within. As you so elegantly put it yourself, Go Figure.

I think, finally, that nationally and globally, the sheer weight of numbers involved who are hungry, dispossessed and desperate kind of invalidate the differences between twentieth century left and right wing dinosaur political parties. Who gives a fuck, a few pence on tax here, a few off there but pre-eminently the right of a self-selecting elite to sit on the same latrine and shit in our faces whilst pretending they differ from one another. The disappointment is that so many, claiming a fresh approach, shriek so loudly for more of the same. The big political parties got us here, innit; one of a minutely differing hue will not get us out.

It will be interesting to see if part-time Field Marshal Hague's moonlighting is exposed tomorrow, see how funny he is in the light of that news, Mr Deputy Speaker.