Thursday, October 13, 2016

On grammar schools, nuclear plants, and protesting outside Russia embassy

When we voted Brexit, absolutely nobody could have imagined Theresa May would become Prime Minister and Boris Johnson the Foreign Secretary. So, where are we now? For politically incorrect people like me, things couldn't be better (policy-wise; my pockets continue to be deeply hit...)

Theresa May tries to bring back grammar schools. You wouldn't bet this would be the first non-Brexit issue that she decides to take on. Especially given that she was unelected and it was on nobody's manifesto. She must truly believe in it to do this. Leftists don't like the idea of any kind of selection based on ability. They believe everyone must be equally capable at everything, no one is a failure even if only in some areas, everyone should go to university and so on. In the end academically stronger students get pegged back, academically weaker students are forced into doing things they are not good at, and everybody pass every exam because the bar is so low. And when you can't distinguish people based on ability, you end up choosing them based on money, "guanxi", etc.

And she tried to block the nuclear power plant. I had some (foolish?) hope that she would have the guts to actually block it. This is probably asking too much, though. It was a suicidal idea inherited from someone else. But at least we get it delayed by several months; this may well give us several extra months to live after a future nuclear disaster that is bound to happen. Have nobody told you that everything made by China will explode? But this is still better than the situation of Hong Kong where we will be surrounded by tens of nuclear power plants soon, ready to blow up any moment.

She tried to position the Tories in the centre ground. A "centre" not in the sense of traditional political ideologies, but in the sense of "what ordinary people think". Let's hope some common sense can come back to politics, so people don't have to support the embarrassing UKIP, or the dangerous hard-left, or the muddled "centre-ground" parties that silently exploit you for big businesses.

And then Boris Johnson said those activists should protest against Russia's war crime. Though obviously not helpful to the situation, it is good that someone in his position cares and dares to point out the hypocrisy of those people. Those "peace activists" are not against war: they never protest against any war crime committed by Russia, or communists, etc. They are against America or the West. Which is perfectly fine; it is a perfectly legitimate position to take. Just say it out loud. Don't hide behind the banner of peace.

And the Russian response is equally interesting, calling it "Russophobia". Leftists used the -phobia suffix on anything these days. Just add it after any thing, and that "thing" suddenly becomes sacred and any argument against it are all just irrational hatred. In fact you are not allowed to discuss that sacred matter at all. I am getting more and more phobiaphobic...

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