Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Wolf at the Door of Fascist America

Fascist America, in 10 easy steps, by Naomi Wolf

Naomi Wolf is quite right to be concerned about the transformation of the USA into a fascist dictatorship. That process seems to be well advanced, some would say already complete. If anything she is too optimistic; she didn't mention, in this article at least, the Reichstag Fire of 9/11, or the fact that the junta rose to power through a fixed 'election', achieved by that tried and tested mixture of voter intimidation, cronyism and judicial corruption, assisted in this instance by rigged electronic voting machines. The good news is that an American Reich, like all such societies, is not going to be sustainable for long, and indeed the cracks in the neo-con junta are already highly visible. The only concerns are when exactly it will fall, how much damage - both geopolitical and human - it will do before that process is completed, and what kind of 'peace' we, and more especially, Americans, are going to get afterwards.

I do find it slightly ironic, however, to hear a committed feminist of long standing complaining about 'closing down an open society'. Ms Wolf needs to bear in mind that the Left is just as competent as the Right when it comes to trampling on democracy and civil liberties, and women of both camps have always been at the forefront of the charge. Feminists in the Anglophone world have, over the last four decades, deliberately tried to destroy families and relationships, distort the legal system, extort taxpayer's money and censor the media, all in order to gain unelected power for themselves. Now who's the fascist? Feminists such as Wolf are in no position to lecture the rest of us about protecting democracy and free speech.

In fact, in the face of a fascist America, we now need an effective Leftist opposition like we have never needed one before. But where is it? The women are too busy conducting Goddess-worshipping ceremonies, and worrying about whether or not they feel as fulfilled as the magazines tell them they should. The men, meanwhile, are skulking in the corner, too cowed to say anything, or too busy abasing themselves in front of the women in an effort to gain their approval, struggling to understand why it is that the more they abase themselves, the more the women despise them. Disorientated by the demise of Marxism, and unable to replace it with anything except Post-modernist nonsense, New Age mysticism and the Cult of the Victim, the Left is utterly useless as a political entity.

Meanwhile the Project for a New American Century rumbles forward on its quest for full spectrum dominance, substantially unchallenged.

Feminism has the effect of splitting and subverting other Leftist movements that it touches. I know from my own experience of the anti-war movement, that the women spent most of their time blaming their male peers for the existence of war, and suggesting to each other that they ought to break out on their own and start their own women's anti-war movement, free from male 'contamination'; look at Greenham Common peace-camp. This tendency to cripple and divide the Left, is, I believe, one reason why the Establishment has never challenged feminism directly. As long as feminism keeps the men and women of the Left at each other's throats, it is doing the Establishment a favour. Wolf is herself complicit in this process. She has advocated that women should take complete control of all traditional Leftist and humanitarian causes.

If the Left is ever going to experience a Rennaissance, it is going to have to sacrifice many of its sacred cows. The sickliest of them all - feminism - is fit only for the glue factory.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Female Abusers Escape Justice

This story speaks for itself:

Four women have been spared jail for goading two toddlers to fight and then laughing as they filmed them exchange blows.

The children's own mother, grandmother and two aunts, who can be named for the first time, repeatedly urged the two-year-old boy and his three-year-old sister to hit each other.

The terrified boy, wearing a nappy and T-shirt, was shown crying and trying to escape after being punched in the face.

But the women responded by taunting him, ordering him not to be a "wimp or a faggot" and to hit his sister back.

The shocking ordeal left both siblings in floods of tears as their pleas for mercy were ignored.

The footage, described later to police as "akin to a dog fight", came to light when the toddlers' father, a soldier, borrowed the camcorder. Horrified, he passed the film to social services and the four women were arrested.

Yesterday the children's 21-year- old mother Zara Care and grandmother Carole Olver, 49, were given 12-month prison sentences suspended for two years and ordered to do 100 hours community work.

Aunts Serenza Olver, 29, and Danielle Olver, 19, received the same sentence. All pleaded guilty to two charges of inciting the ill-treatment of children earlier this year.

The video begins with images of a family get-together in a house in Plymouth. As the two children run around one of the women asks them, "Do you want to play?" before pushing the boy towards the girl.

The children then start circling and slapping each other, goaded by the four women who can be seen and heard laughing.

The boy is floored by a blow from his sister and lies on the floor crying before clambering on to an armchair to try to escape.

But his attempt is immediately thwarted as he is told: "Get up. Don't be a wimp all your life."

He responds by staggering to his feet and punching his sister in the mouth.

As she falls to the ground he is encouraged to kick her by a female voice which orders: "And again, whilst she's down, boot her."

He tries to leave the room but an older child blocks his path and the girl once again runs over and punches his back with her fists.

The boy is told by a female voice: "Get up and punch her, you bloody faggot."

He protests: "No, I don't want to", but in desperation grabs a large hair brush and begins to beat his sister. The girl screams after she is hit in the mouth by the brush and lifts her arm in the air appealing for help from an unseen adult, but is turned away.

At this point in the film an older child in the room can be heard to say: "Is it our turn yet?"

During the video, which was shown at Plymouth Magistrates Court, the women hurl a stream of orders such as "jump on him", "kick her" and "hit his face".

The word "punch" is heard more than 20 times. The shocking film ends with the two toddlers screaming and crying.

In a police interview, the father said: "All the adults appear to find it funny watching two small children hurting each other. It can only be described as sick."

The children are now living with their paternal grandparents and will not be placed back in the custody of the mother.

Sentencing the four women at Plymouth Crown Court yesterday, Judge Francis Gilbert QC said Zara Care's main punishment was that she had permanently lost custody of the children.

He said: "You were cruel and callous and quite clearly causing the children to hurt each other for your own pleasure."

At a previous hearing the court heard that the grandmother even defended the video in a police interview .

She said: "I felt they were play fighting and character building. I couldn't see any harm in toughening them up. I done the same with my own children."

After the hearing, Detective Sergeant Barry Walter, of Devon and Cornwall Police, read a statement from the father's family.

It read: "Our family had no idea that these women were capable of acts of such wanton cruelty.

"As a family now we can move on and ensure the remainder of their childhood is happy and safe."

There was criticism of what some saw as a lenient sentence. Former child protection officer Dan Norris, Labour MP for Wansdyke, said the women should have been jailed.

He said: "This sentence doesn't recognise the gravity of the crime because their acts were so calculatingly cruel. They were clearly designed to humiliate and undermine the young people who should have been able to trust the adults rather than be betrayed by them."

Michele Elliott, director of children's charity Kidscape, said: "The kind of violence they were instilling in these toddlers was as if they were trying to train pit bulls to fight each other."

Michele Elliott of Kidscape said "This is what's driving people nuts about the legal system. "You've got somebody taking innocent dogs and making them fight - and society is quite rightly appalled and the judge puts them in jail for four months.

"But to do the same with two toddlers and then walk free shows the justice system needs to be stood on its head.

"If you took a poll, 99 per cent of people would say send those women to jail. Instead, the courts slap them on the wrist, turn them loose and send the message that this was not so serious.

"Then they put somebody else in jail who has done this to dogs - it's just absurd.

[The judge] ordered that the women, who have previously sheltered behind anonymity, should be named. The children and their dad cannot be named for legal reasons.

The two children have been living with the dad's parents since the arrests.

The print edition of the Guardian, April 21st 2007, stated "The judge was tempting to jail them...but he took into account the fact that two of the women...had children of their own to look after". The system just does not like to imprison mothers, even for child abuse. There is a perfectly simple solution. Give the father custody of the children, and put the woman in jail. Job done.

Our judges are perfectly happy to imprison fathers, though. If the men of the family had done this instead of the women, what do you think would have happened? No set of circumstances would keep a man who did this out of jail.

These institutional double-standards must be challenged. Write to the Attorney General's Office and demand a review of the case, on the grounds that the sentence was overly lenient.