Cognitive Dissonance

On 5th February 2015, Marine Le Pen gave a speech to Oxford University’s debating chamber, the Oxford Union, on the matter of ‘Islamic ideology being to blame for Western Society’s ills’.  Outside there were more than two-hundred protestors (see picture below) according to the BBC, many of these from ‘United Against Fascism’ (UAF) who use the distinctly fascist tactic of trying to censor their opponents, rather than attempting to defeat their opponents’ arguments in debate.  These ‘anti-fascists’ fit into the modern category of ‘Regressive Left’.

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The first political demonstration that I ever saw was back in 1980 or thereabouts, in Oxford.  Some Iranian students had set themselves up at the corner of Queen Street and St Ebbe’s with a banner entitled ‘Transition of a Dictator’, showing cartoon illustrations of the Shah gradually changing into Ayatollah Khomeini.  It was a piece of satire which would certainly have cost them their lives back in Iran.  Although the term ‘Regressive Left’ didn’t exist back then the common tactic for people of that ilk was to try and ‘No Platform …’ those who disagreed with them.  Also, at the time, because Islamic fundamentalists in Afghanistan were being financed by the USA to fight a proxy war against the Soviet Union, no-one on the political left allied themselves with Islam or tried to defend Islam.

Those protesting against Marine Le Pen were guilty of cognitive dissonance, trying to censor someone who was speaking against Islam, rather than challenging her views as to which aspects of Islam merit criticism; particularly where this relates to men who have been brought up in an Islamic culture and their attitudes towards women and girls from outside that culture.  One would think that so-called ‘anti-fascists’ would realise this, but to date they have remained silent about the ‘grooming’ gangs, Oxford having one of the worst of them, as exposed by the Operation Bullfinch investigation which I detailed in a previous blog post.  If these protestors had an ounce of intelligence between them, they would realise firstly that censorship campaigns usually backfire; and secondly that Marine Le Pen’s family-oriented conservative views (and even more so those of her niece Marion, who is now an Alt-Right pin-up) may well appeal to Muslims, who dislike the ‘decadence’ of living in a secular society.  This is an electoral inconsistency that Marine Le Pen has and which the Regressive Left are simply too stupid to exploit.

Postscript

For any native or former resident of Oxford reading this, the Iranian students had their banner under the covered area where Don Miller’s Hot Bread Kitchen was located at the back.  Their banner was opposite where the buses went along Queen Street and therefore visible to a lot of people.

There are other issues with regard to Marine Le Pen’s election campaign, re globalisation and French protectionism, which I may well deal with in a future blog post.

Since I first drafted this post, the Oxford Mail has reported that, there have not surprisingly been anti-Trump protests in Oxford, though they hardly represent the city’s population as a whole.  The protestors have remained quiet about this issue though, as always.

The Silence of the Fems

This month some adult male economic migrants, claiming to be ‘refugee children’, but who are neither, have been allowed to settle in the UK, having fled the ‘repression’ of France, a secular democracy.  If any of these ‘refugees’ were fleeing persecution then they could have claimed political asylum in France, or whichever European country or countries that they used to gain access to France.  Largely thanks to Angela Merkel’s policy of inviting anyone into the European Union – with her grandstanding as ‘Leader of Europe’ – in order to provide German businesses with an unlimited supply of cheap disposable labour, over the past year numerous women have fallen victim to sexual assaults by such migrants.

In so far as feminists have tackled this issue, they have descended into whataboutery, either squealing ‘racist’ at anyone who condemns the rapists, or blaming our ‘decadent’ culture for encouraging them; the excuse, feeble that it is, being that the migrants don’t understand that when a woman is dressed ‘immodestly’, ie showing more than her face, she is not encouraging their attention.  The truth is that these migrants are possessed with a sense of entitlement, which is not just materialistic but sexual; that is why so many rapes have been carried out by them.

Men of similar cultural background to these migrants, but who have spent their whole lives in the developed ‘decadent’ societies of Western Europe should know better; many however claim that they don’t.  These men are not necessarily Muslim by upbringing but their backgrounds are in those pre-industrial cultures where a girl is considered to be sexually mature when she reaches puberty, whence she must become fully covered to avoid the attention of men; and where she will be married off at an early age to become the possession of a man.

In Britain, there have been several cases of ‘grooming’ gangs of Pakistani and / or Somali background targeting underage girls, treating them as ‘white meat’ to be raped and traded.  The most infamous of these cases was in Rotherham and media attention outside of Britain on this issue has tended to focus on the post-industrial towns of Northern England.  But it is more widespread than this and it may surprise people outside Britain, that Oxford, that famous university city, has also become infamously associated with this ‘culture’ of rape.

In Oxford, a ‘grooming’ gang of Pakistani and Somali men raped more than three hundred girls who were in the care of Oxfordshire County Council’s Social Services Department.  This was finally uncovered by the Operation Bullfinch investigation.  A more recent report details that these offences went on as far back as 1999.  It is a difficult issue to approach without the risk of being accused of ‘virtue signalling’, something which two well-known feminists with Oxford connections have made a career out of, though they have avoided the subject mentioned above.  As I am a native of Oxfordshire then I am going to tackle it, ‘virtue signalling’ or not.

The first of these feminists is actress Emma Watson, who was educated at two Oxford private schools, the Dragon School and Headington School, before going to on to Oxford University (something which very few pupils from local state schools do).   Her privileged background is far removed from that of the rape victims failed by Social Services.  Earlier this year Emma Watson was challenged to spend a week with the migrants, for whom she campaigns, to prove how safe it would be for a young woman to do so.  Not surprisingly she has yet to take up the offer.

The second of the two is Caroline Lucas (pictured above), the Green Party’s one and only Member of Parliament (for Brighton Pavilion, about a hundred miles from Oxford).  Caroline Lucas is one of the most prominent members of Britain’s Feminist Establishment, which she reinforced by her support for the No More Page 3 campaign to stop the sexual objectification, as she would see it, of young women by the evil Dirty Digger (Rupert Murdoch) to sell his smutty gossip rag (The Sun).  That the women who pose for such pictures do so of their own volition is presumably because they have been brainwashed by the patriarchy and are therefore unable to think for themselves.  It is a matter of conjecture whether such pictures influence men who due to their cultural backgrounds already believe that any woman or girl dressed ‘immodestly’ (ie showing more than her face) is a ‘slut’, or whether an 18 year-old dressed in nothing more than a pair of bikini bottoms will influence such men to rape a 13-year old.  Their cultural backgrounds mean that such men are conditioned to believe that when a girl reaches puberty she is sexually mature and sexually available to them.

You might think that Caroline Lucas would be willing to tackle this issue.  You might think that, not least because she started her political career on Oxfordshire County Council as the representative for the St Clements Ward in Oxford; so the ‘multicultural’ / ‘bohemian’ part of Oxford where the rapes took place is familiar to her (as it is to me, but I’m not a politician, let alone a feminist one).  Also, the Green Party supports the globalist agenda of unrestricted immigration, environmentally unsustainable though it is, so it deliberately turns a blind eye to the subordination of women and girls by an immigrant culture.  Caroline Lucas is not personally responsible for the failings of Oxfordshire County Council.  She had already left to get on the gravy train to Brussels before 1999, so it was no wonder she cried after the referendum result in June, but her silence is telling.  If she had an ounce of integrity she would address the issue of the cultural disposition of men from Pakistani and / or Somali backgrounds for raping underage girls; but she won’t.

Footnote

A note about the ‘No More Page 3’ campaign is that feminists as a rule do not object to female nudity in the media, rather they object to the context, the working-class ‘white van man’ target audience.  If a woman appears naked in an arty-farty foreign language film or an elitist art house magazine targeted at a bourgeois audience, then that is ‘empowering’.  Ditto with all the narcissistic selfie queens that the internet has spawned; and with the idiotic ‘slutwalkers’, who never march through an area where women are expected, for cultural reasons, to be always fully covered.  Go figure.