It is refreshing to see students standing up for their rights. And yet, something about modern students’ demand for the right to protest, for the right to express their political views and grievances as they see fit, rings hollow. For over the past decade and more, students – or at least their representatives in the National Union of Students and various student unions – have become addicted to censorship, thinking nothing of expelling from their campuses views, newspapers and music they feel offended by. The’ve become extraordinarily cavalier about the value and importance of freedom of speech, denying it to far-right groups, Zionists, sexists and others with strong or offensive views. And the right to protest, which they now demand, is but the offspring of the far more important right to freedom of speech. Students who fail to defend freedom of speech don’t have a leg, or foot, or even a toe to stand on when it comes to challenging restrictions on their right to protest.
@MailOnline asks, “Who do you trust more with the economy, @edballsmp or @George_Osborne?”
Which is rather akin to being asked if I prefer being sodomised with the business end of a cricket bat or a pair of open pinking shears.
Fascism is, of course, a left wing, collectivist doctrine that requires significant government control over private industries in the service of State ends, like the Mussolini-style corporatism so beloved of the LibLabCon.
Thus, accusations of fascism are a form of ad hominem in which an opponent of individual rights refers to the objectivist or his views as “fascist” despite holding fascist views himself.
One might also refer to this as the “chicken calling the cow ‘poultry’” fallacy.
The shift in responsibilities away from governments and toward central banks has gone too far, Mr. Weidmann signaled. For many politicians, central bankers “cannot have enough arms now—arms with which they are to pull all the levers to simultaneously deliver price stability, lower unemployment, supervise banks, deal with sovereign credit troubles, shape the yield curve, resolve balance sheet problems, and manage exchange rates,” Mr. Weidmann said.
Mr. Weidmann’s comments suggest he would be reluctant for the ECB to take still more dramatic measures to stimulate the European economy such as additional government-bond purchases or keeping interest rates ultralow longer than the inflation outlook would warrant.
He opposed the ECB’s decision last year to create an open-ended bond-purchase program, which has yet to be used, arguing that it blurred the line between fiscal and monetary policy. His predecessor at the Bundesbank also opposed government-bond buying by the ECB. — (WSJ)
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This goes along the lines of what El-Erian from PIMCO said a few weeks back. Central Banks have taken on too much of a burden of responsibility to operate effectively towards their principal mandates.
Federal Reserve - as “federal” as Federal Express.
Central banks in general - plunderers.
Governments absolutely demand a monopoly on money and credit. They’re not going to give it up easily. They will come down hard.
I have cried twice this week. Once when I knew we weren’t going to be playing here today, and once right now, when I realised how important it is that we didn’t.
sitting here bored thinking about how fucked up capitalist society is and how brainwashed we are into thinking certain things are correct for a certain gender, when a gender is a social construction itself.
you’re missing all the black friday deals bro
Gender is a social construct.
Apparently it has nothing to do with, you know, biology, chemistry, that sort of thing.
Give me strength….
A modest response to Sunny Hundal
If this were attempted with my sons, I would not hesitate to take scalps.
These eugenicist bastards would live in terror of my wrath, and I would not have the slightest compunction about ending them and all their works.
When the law violates natural justice, good men will come for those who seek to be sustained by a rotten and tyrannical system.