Brendan O’Neill the cartoon character, Part Two

This is a follow-up to our most recent post about the self-parodying Brendan O’Neill.

His most recent article about the Blueshirt Thugs who have invaded Britain and France to escort the Torch of Shame, is beneath contempt and does not warrant any detailed analysis or response.    Suffice it to say (or, you can read his article for yourself, and thereby waste your time), his thesis is that there are no logical or otherwise intelligent reasons for Britain, or France, or (soon) Australia to object to, or to protest against, the gang of Chinese thugs who escorted the Torch in London and Paris, other than reasons based on blinkered racial stereotypes.

Bollocks.   Bullshit.   The “yellow” (that’s O’Neill’s term, not mine) “race” of those thugs is as irrelevant as the VERY WHITE “race” of Hitler’s Brownshirts were when they threatened to hurl all of Western civilisation into a new dark age.

Those Chinese “men in blue”, and the VERY WHITE Nazi Brownshirts, are kindred spirits under the skin.    Race has nothing to do with Civilisation’s reasons to object to those Chinese “men in blue” and/or their kindred spirits-under-the-skin, the very White, Nazi Stormtroopers (SA, “Brownshirts”).   Now go and click on that link to some historical footage of the VERY WHITE, Nazi Stormtroopers, and then all will become very clear, that “race” is irrelevant to the principal  – and principled – reasons for objecting to China’s “men in blue” thugs escorting the Torch of Shame in London and Paris.

 

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2 Responses to Brendan O’Neill the cartoon character, Part Two

  1. Speaking of Marx, how many of you out there have ever visited his grave in Highgate?

    I have. The entire cemetery is fascinating because it is filed with eccentric folk lying underneath the earth.

    Das Kapital is a very boring book.I read it through as a form of penitentiary knowledge. Mein Kampf is just as tedious.Savonarola, the Dominican preacher broke the Borgia Pope’s balls. Still no one in Florence took this seriously until rant and rave Savonarola dared to break the Florentines’ chops. That is the real reason why he was executed. The People did it. The bright and street smart Florentines will forgive anybody anything except if they are boring.

    I find very few revolutionary intellectuals interesting fold who published must read books Most of them did not have a clue of an honest or dishonest day’s work.

    I am not sure Monsieur Kelly that caricatures came from the West. When Matteo Ricci of the Society of Jesus arrived in China he and his companions saw what we could call caricatures and cartoons. Chinese calligraphy lends itself to cartoons.

    Let the Chinese hold their Olympics. What is it with the stupid whites? Are they envious because the Chinese have the liquidity to hold the most extravagant games thus far?

    Let us simply enjoy the games. I for one will be thrilled to see the Chinese teams rake in the gold and silver medals.

    I grew up in the Orient. I have Chinese Uncles and Aunties. Calling a Panda Jing-Jing and a fish Bei Bei is nothing new to me. They are delightful names.

    True, the artists in Shanghai who have been creating cartoons since 1920 could have done a much better job of the cartoons et al. That’s what happens when drunken peasants and goat-herders are entrusted with responsibilitiess beyond their capabilities. Sorry, but that is what Northern China is about some of the time.

    Ned, I loved your retorts to Brendan the Brit. Cute looking chap though.

    Contessa Isabella Vacani

  2. Ned Kelly says:

    Dear Contessa Isabella,

    Delighted as always to see you here!
    I wish more Chinese “Communists” would actually read Marx; his more interesting and readable works, especially the Communist Manifesto, could alert them to what they’re doing wrong.

    “Das Kapital is a very boring book.I read it through as a form of penitentiary knowledge.”

    I find the younger Marx (circa age 30) to be more readable
    as well as more personally likable than the jaded old pedant who wrote Das Kapital.

    “Mein Kampf is just as tedious.”

    And more vicious.

    “I find very few revolutionary intellectuals interesting…Most of them did not have a clue of an honest or dishonest day’s work.”

    And most of them really held the poor, especially the peasants, in contempt. Thus the merciless man-made famines in the USSR and Mao’s China – and (may God, or even better, Man, avert this) perhaps another famine coming soon in China, resulting from the continuing destruction of China’s scarce arable land.

    “I am not sure Monsieur Kelly that caricatures came from the West.”

    Partly true, but as portraiture is indigenous to the Europe, so is
    an especially personal way of caricature. (And since when is an Irish bandit called “Monsieur”? Oh wait, you’re right – many of Ireland’s exiled “wild swans” fled to France… 😉

    “Let the Chinese hold their Olympics. What is it with the stupid whites? Are they envious because the Chinese have the liquidity to hold the most extravagant games thus far?”

    Personally I’m against a total boycott, which would backfire. But part of the deal China accepted was to expose itself to uncensored, often rude (and yes, sometimes stupid and boorish and grandstanding) criticism in international civil society. That’s a fair price for China to pay for the privilege of hosting the games. Yes, let them hold the games – but don’t give them a free pass to indulge in the same kind of solipsistic, unchallenged propaganda they’re accustomed to practicing at home. This is an occasion for them to develop thicker skins.

    “Let us simply enjoy the games. I for one will be thrilled to see the Chinese teams rake in the gold and silver medals.”

    I’m neutral toward China’s athletes as such. I’ll just cheer for Australia, especially whenever our teams beat the Kiwis 😉

    “I grew up in the Orient. I have Chinese Uncles and Aunties. Calling a Panda Jing-Jing and a fish Bei Bei is nothing new to me. They are delightful names.”

    Catherine and I agree. She’s an Overseas Chinese; no one can accuse our blog of being “Sinophobic”. Whatever informs our criticisms of the Beijing regime, racial hostility has no part in it. To suggest (as O’Neill does) that all hostility to China’s propaganda machine – or all protests against the Torch – are “racially” motivated, is as fallacious as the common argument that all criticisms of Israel are antisemitic. Sometimes they are, but just as often they really are based on authentic principles of decency and concern for the rule of law

    “Ned, I loved your retorts to Brendan the Brit. Cute looking chap though.”

    Oh dear. Calling a hyper-po-faced revolutionary-intellectual “cute” is the WORST thing you can call him! But yes I can see that with a bit of adjustment, he could be used as a model for a cute plastic toy, like a “Marxist Mr Potato Head”.

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