Watch this coke-addled 6th former doing a bad impression of ex White House press bloke Stephen Miller.
This Edgington has been the Alt-Right Camp and now I think of it it makes Bellend O’No’s outburst about ‘they’ve declared war on democracy’ more sense, he’s basically trying to be a British version of Alex Jones and went and learned the same angry bullshit rhetorical techniques.
Gamers vs. Gammons
This has spilled into an interesting spat on Twitter, where last night Batten of UKIP posted in his doomed fight against the EU’s internet copyright regulation, that’ll put the onus on big companies to check content for copyright infringements and ensure artists adn musicians are rightly compensated. This has put the wind up many in the online community who post memes, vlogs, gameplay videos et al who say they’ll be shut down en masse, calling it ‘censorship’, ‘free speech’ is being stymied. Free I’d say as in ‘free use’ of others’ stuff so regarding copyright use and abuse I’m not wholly on their side, although there’s scope for filters to check for copyright content to be overly primed and throw up too many false positives even from a benevolent perspective, and of course there’s not much to stop them being tuned to really filter out anything considered contentious. Online lot, gamers, complaining of censorship, free speech erosions, fair use, and support UKIP wholeheartedly because it purportedly represents to them standing up for individual freedoms against the tyranny of the EU. And in one fall swoop you have those entire youthful generation – and it seems in Germany in particular, the home of the EU to all intents – now turning against it.
And I’m attacked very quickly by an army of bots among them claiming I’m just a Remaienr who doesn’t understand, left wing, pro big business, all sorts, very quick to attack me for my politics. Probably in all fairness cos I had a go at UKIP, but how many UKIPpers are these young online gamer types now?
My take is simply UKIP doesn’t give a flying fuck, it’s UKIP. Not only would they have made probably a hell of a lot more headway had they not been so viciously isolationist and toxic to deal with on any level, and that their efficacy on this issue is like any other massively reduced by the fact they seek to leave – denying us a voice. UKIP is the party that by its own nihilistic raison d’etre seeks its own destruction and to destroy the UK’s voice in Europe … just as it claims there’s a real threat to free speech. But the impetus comes from Count Dankula and all these other online types that use memes and adapt others content, gain mass followings globally, monetise it and fund themselves as YouTubers et al, but also happen to be alt-right quite often and propogate UKIP’s devious shit online to a global audience, a youthful global audience. Of course the main parties may be oblivious to this, it may be a generational thing where I (as a Remainer) am blind to the power of the meme culture, and the great attachment UKIP now has with them for defending it. Arguments that UKIP are simply the vanguard to probe and attack the EU, and were indeed from day 1 against the bill and Art 13 because that’s what their online vloggers and propagandists wanted … fall on the deaf ears of those who say ‘listen to their leaders, read their manifesto’.
The puppies that the pigs took away in Animal Farm become the attack dogs. They are the bots and trolls, steeped in misogyny, brought up in a hyper competitive online world devoid of any attachment to actual reality, let loose upon us all else across social media, hacking, all sorts, no connection, instantly connected to like minded, and all so righteous with it. What an own goal for the EU, that symobolises neo-liberal, suited fuddy-duddy oppression vs. the ‘freedom’ of the online domain and its anonymous hate mongers, monetising others’ content to pay for the politicians of hate. It’s a symbiotic relationship of hate making money spreading lies getting hits and so on.
A real wave of fear washed through me today when I saw this global movement of gamers united in hate towards the EU but also in favour of the alt-right, because Dankula et al exit in their domain, talk their language, have taught them their language, taught them what free speech means. Not free speech as in Index on Censorship, Article 19, PEN, et al..
4Chan, PewDiePie that UKIP said it supported … Galsworthy mentioned 4Chan re the Christchurch killer …
A real wave of fear as I worked with two lovely actresses, both agreed the real problem is the poison of this all, Sh talking as being married to a non-EU, the HO hassle her like mad, ‘you live with him where he’s from, he doesn’t come here,’ Am saying her 9-year-old can see this doesn’t work on any level and is just stupid. We all got surprisingly angry, and even boiling over as the candidate came to take us in for our interview.
The free speech of Bellend O’no where you basically seek to spread hate with utter impunity, even where you can absolve yourself of any responsibility of the outcomes
Bellend O’No … stoking anger for Parliament Sq on Friday when the marchers turn up and we have we have a load of angry gammons coming along with March 29 no longer the Leave date. This guy ‘they’ve declared war on democracy!’ what if someone dies for this?
I’m not defending the EU because it’s so great, it’s because leaving it as the plans presented are, and by whose hands, are fucking awful.
Guardian article …
key votes today. May’s in trouble, resigning, what difference that’ll make … apparently she made this promise with tears in her eyes. The DUP still isn’t going for the deal, just as Rees Mogg has said he’d come out for May’s deal because otherwise we’d not leave at all. But we know his game, get the WA, May goes, an ERG placeperson gets in and destroys everything.
Oo dear. UKIP’s going to Parliament Square when Nigel and crew are turning up. Can’t think who’ll they’ll end up fighting. SODEM is withdrawing on Friday even if there’s a 3MV (confirm that!) but for everyone’s safety all decent folk should stay away from Parliament Square.
I had a go at Piers Morgan on Twitter, he claiming he respects democracy, while at the same time he attacks rueful leavers for believing Leave lies. This bastard stoking hate while the Revoke Art 50 Petition organiser gets death threats, like Millar, like Soubry, like Cox before the referendum, here he is, he who used a free press to attack and harass opponents, who ‘joked’ about Bray losing his rights … ah fuck him.
And fuck the HO too. Evil bastards.
Anyway on Monday the Commons voted to take control of Brexit (yes sorry that was pretty fucking momentous). All these amendments depend on the agreement being agreed by the HoC, however …
move to move date to April 12 – 441 vs 105 win
option b: leave April 12 no deal
d: common market 2.
h: EEA +EFta NO
j: UK-wide CU NO
k: permanent CU + SM alignment NO
l: revoke art 50 if no deal not approved NO
M: 2nd ref for any WA NO
o: Malthouse (ERG favoured) – no WA, go for a standstill agreement. NO