Sunday, November 06, 2005


I remember how much I enjoyed the fireworks and bonfires of Guy Fawkes night during my long-past Australian childhood but the fireworks have now been banned in Australia for many years

What is Guy Fawkes Night without the bonfire and Snow White minus the seven dwarfs? Or Pinocchio banned for mocking people with long noses and the Lord of the Rings' dwarf removed for being offensive? If you didn't laugh, you'd cry, it is often said. Especially when right is wrong and wrong deemed politically correct. And one will never cease to be amazed by the British style of seeing the funny side of adversity. But the latest pantomime - where the traditional Nov 5 bonfire is banned and Snow White's dwarfs replaced with gnomes - beggars belief.

Instead of lighting a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Night, the residents were told to spend the evening more constructively, that is, quietly composting their garden waste! In its leaflet, the Test Valley Council in Hampshire claimed smoke from bonfires annoyed neighbours, made people ill and drifted over roads. Among others, the council cautioned that smoke, ash and smell polluted the environment and damaged people's health, especially those suffering from asthma, bronchitis or heart conditions. It also warned of the dangers posed by bonfires spreading to surrounding fences and shrubs as well as smoke causing traffic hazards.

Against this health and safety backdrop, however, critics argued the ruling would turn the traditional exciting occasion into a damp squib. Better call it Garden Forks Night, screamed one British tabloid, while another labelled the event Compost Night. For centuries, Bonfire Night had gone off with a bang across Britain, with people burning wood for donkey's years. Young and old have thrilled to the sight of a roaring blaze, colourful fireworks, baked potatoes and sausages - and of course, the effigy of Guy Fawkes on top of the burning pile.

Needless to say, not everyone cherishes the idea of attending big organised bonfires and fireworks displays at designated areas. Instead, they prefer a small bonfire with family members and friends gathered around to enjoy fireworks parties in their gardens. In truth, watching compost decompose may be safe, educational and environmental-friendly. But it certainly is not half as exciting as bonfires and fireworks displays.

Some even chided that Guy Fawkes did not put a compost heap under the Houses of Parliament, in an apparent reference to the failed plot by Fawkes and 12 conspirators some 400 years ago.

More here

But the tradition is celebrated in some places in Britain, as the following excerpt notes:

"On Saturday, residents of Lewes, a hilly town of 16,000 near England's south coast, will parade through the streets dressed as smugglers, popes and Mongols, then set the night sky alight with bonfires and fireworks. They will be celebrating the 400th anniversary of the thwarting of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, in which a group of Catholic radicals are alleged to have tried to blow up Parliament and kill King James I.

Lewes's Bonfire Night will attract as many as 150,000 people, making it the biggest event on the day in England. What began as a sectarian celebration of freedom from the rule of Rome has evolved into one of independence and anti-authoritarianism, said organizers. The Lewes bonfires continued even as government officials sought to suppress them in 1847".


Race must govern all, in the Leftist anti-individual worldview

"Members of the black leadership network Project 21 are condemning a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial in which United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is said to need as "asterisk" next to his name with regard to his race because he "does not represent the views of mainstream black America."

In an editorial written by Greg Stanford that appeared in the October 31 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that was largely critical of the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, Stanford also chose to take issue with Justice Thomas's racial allegiance. The editorial stated: "In losing a woman, the court with Alito would feature seven white men, one white woman and a black man, who deserves an asterisk because he arguably does not represent the views of mainstream black America."

The notion that there is a black way of thinking that is expressly liberal in nature is strongly denounced by Project 21 members. "Agree or disagree with Justice Thomas, his personal journey from poverty in Pinpoint, Georgia to academic achievement at Yale Law School to high-level service in several federal positions and on the nation's highest court is an admirable example of personal dedication and success, not an asterisk," said Project 21 member Deroy Murdock.

Murdock added: "Justice Thomas is not on the Court to represent 'mainstream black America' any more than Justice Antonin Scalia is supposed to stick up for Americans of Italian descent or Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is supposed to be the Court's voice of American Jewry. Is there a mainstream black view on so-called 'right to die' cases? What is the proper Jewish position on the Endangered Species Act's impact on property rights? Who knows? Justice Thomas represents the conservative judicial philosophy of the president who appointed him. So far, he is doing that quite well. If liberals want to affect the philosophical tone of the Supreme Court, they should consider winning the White House."

"It is apparent that Greg Stanford's attempt at sarcastic cute humor failed. He is representative of the left's unambiguous contempt for decency, said Project 21 member Mychal Massie. "It gives one cause to question the depth of moral turpitude liberals will plumb to case dispersions on blacks and women who do not ascribe to their perversion of reality."



In Paris, MUSLIM immigrants go berserk, destroying Paris. Islamic rioting and destruction goes on for eight days and continues to spread to cities beyond Paris. The Western media does everything its power to deny that Muslims are responsible for their own behavior. For example, the BBC article uses any word except the word 'Muslims' to describe who the rioters are. The absence of truth leaves great confusion about why this riot is happening. Never called 'Muslims', the rioters are instead called ...

"teenagers of African origin" (= Muslims from Algeria)
"immigrant area"
"gangs of youths"
"poor, largely immigrant communities"

The truth is, two Muslims electrocuted themselves (perhaps while fleeing from the French police). The Muslims are declaring war on France, opening fire and shooting at police, burning buildings, destroying cars, and rioting for the eight days in a row. Violence spreads to other Muslim communities all over France.

Amazingly, France is to blame! "Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has pledged to restore order following criticism of the government's failure to end violence." The French government is guilty of "failure to end violence." Meanwhile Muslim religious leaders, who are made to seem as if unrelated to the violence, have beneficently "urged politicians to show respect for immigrant communities." Muslims are innocent. Black is white. White is black. Truth collapses. Dishonesty, corruption, lies, and coverups infect all news medias in the Western world on behalf of Islam. A conspiracy involving almost all journalists in existence strives to hide reality.


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