I've always liked Anna Raccooon blog, it has always, since starting to look in about five years ago I have found it consistently intelligent, well written, unafraid of controversy and prepared to take a libertarian stance (for the benefit of Prof. Want - War, our resident academic village idiot, and other politically illiterate lefties, libertarian does not mean extreme right wing.
Forget that lefties in the UK have labelled UKIP as a rebranded BNP, the Labour left are really only part a global fascist movement dedicated to totalitarian rule by the elite.
Recently I went off Anna's blog. Suzanne (the eponymous Ms. Raccoon) took a rather different view to mine on the Jimmy Savile case. No problem with that, she has spent years as a lawyer working in the Court Of Protection, so her opinion on the lack of reliable evidence on Savile and other cases of historic sex abuse and other aspects of law are from a legal perspective more valid than mine.
Jimmy Savile on Jim'll Fiddle With It - the body language says it all
Unfortunately this reasonable line has attracted a type of commenter who is sure there is nothing underhand going on, that there is no corporate push to gain control of states and their insitutions, and that cases such as Jimmy Savile's paedophile activities are a lot of fuss about nothing. Their attitude is a kind of argument from authority (the voice of reason?): "Any intelligent person would understand there are no great conspiracies (they haven't heard of TTIP)and our governments would
never lie to us.
Now Anna is somewhat responsible for that, she doesn't like 'conspiracy theorist' phrases such as New World Order (although the phrase has been used by David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Pappy Bush and many others in calling for the establishment of a global government controlled by the elite) mainstream media, Illuminati or Scientific Dictatorship. Again I don't have a problem with Anna, her blog, her rules. What does piss me off is the frequency of comments sneering at 'conspiracy theorists' (who are for the most part really just people questioning the establishment), but I do get impatient with people whose only reason for commenting is to undermine others and dismiss valid opinions.
Back to the Savile case, which while Anna Raccoon makes valid points about unreliability of witness evidence on events which occurred many years ago, they smug, authority worshipping people who dismiss our concerns are truly naive when saying "its just a lot of fuss about nothing, only Daily Mail readers are taken in by it," are the ones who really miss the point.
People are concerned not about the sex crimes of men like Savile and Cyril Smith who are now dead, or Stuart Hall and Rolf Harris although we accept their crimes were heinous and made worse by abuse of their status and the victims deserve justice - to be believed at last if nothing else.
Our real concern is and has been for decades among those who had our ear to the ground was that things which should have been investigated were covered up to protect celebrities and establishment figures. Unlike the smug, pompous bastards in Anna's comment threads who are sure there is nothing going on and it's just Daily Mail readers getting their knickers in a twist, some of us knew that suggestions about Jimmy Savile's unsavoury sex drive were more than rumour, genial, jolly Stuart Hall was a notorious sex pest, bluff, straight talking Cyril Smith and Greville Janner with his magic tricks liked fiddling with little boys.
It is things like the news story linked below which concern us, not because we want retribution against dead men and geriatrics, but because despite who smug twats in comment threads who're sure there is nothing they do not know many tell you, the culture of cover up is still very active and will continue to be until it is broken either by the democratic process or campaigns of civil disobedience.
Taxi Customers In Heywood / Rochdale Ask For 'Local' Drivers
A taxi company in the child-sex scandal hit town Heywood, is now offering customers option of requesting white-only cab drivers, after two former 'Asian' drivers were imprisoned for their roles in the sexual exploitation gang.