Here’s an interesting situation over in Britishland:
The English Touring Opera has dropped 14 white musicians in a woke drive to ‘increase diversity’ in the company. The musicians, aged 40 to 66, have been told they will not be offered contracts with the company in Spring 2022 citing diversity guidance from the Arts Council England, the Sunday Times reported.
The musicians, who officially work as freelancers, can be dropped from the opera season-on-season but many have played with the company for up to 20 years and consider it a permanent job.
Of course, this is a disgusting thing to do, but complaining doesn’t achieve anything, as any fule kno.
Here’s a thought.
I don’t have the numbers, but I’m willing to bet that this 40-66 age group would constitute a majority of the Touring Opera’s audience. So I call on all patrons in that age range to boycott their performances.
I wonder if the company’s finances could sustain the subsequent loss of income…
And in memoriam: Pavane
For those who want to spend a half-hour or so in quiet contemplation, here’s Fauré’s Requiem.
From Jim Treacher:
“By the time I learn enough about a breaking news story to realize I don’t care, it turns out to be bullshit anyway.”
Nowadays, I seldom bother even to learn about a “breaking” news story. I prefer to look in on it a week later, to save myself the irritation.
Note: Treacher’s words have been uncensored, because on this website, you can say what you say without fear thereof.
From Insty, writing in the NYPost:
“Generally speaking, a nation where the civilian leadership fears its citizens and has lost the nation’s confidence, and where the senior military leadership has lost the confidence of those down the chain of command, is a nation in trouble.”
In our case right now, I’d say “specifically speaking”, because that’s where we are.
Another one in Germany:
A 29-year-old Afghan man in Germany attacked and severely injured a 58-year-old landscape gardener who was working in a park in Berlin, allegedly because he didn’t like the fact that as a woman she was working, police said Sunday.
The attack in the city’s Wilmersdorf district took place Saturday afternoon, and a 66-year-old passerby, who tried to come to the woman’s rescue, was also severely injured.
I am truly curious to see what happens when (not if) the new crop of Afghan “refugees” tries this kind of nonsense here in the U.S.
It may require just a few Righteous Shootings to help them assimilate. Just sayin’.
Intrastate travel within Australia is also severely restricted. And the government of South Australia, one of the country’s six states, developed and is now testing an app as Orwellian as any in the free world to enforce its quarantine rules. People in South Australia will be forced to download an app that combines facial recognition and geolocation. The state will text them at random times, and thereafter they will have 15 minutes to take a picture of their face in the location where they are supposed to be. Should they fail, the local police department will be sent to follow up in person. “We don’t tell them how often or when, on a random basis they have to reply within 15 minutes,” Premier Steven Marshall explained. “I think every South Australian should feel pretty proud that we are the national pilot for the home-based quarantine app.”
Holy shit. Frankly, the best response to something this awful is
gunfire I mean mass disobedience. (Gunfire, of course, is not an option because the OzGov has all but disarmed their entire population already.)
Everyone could just refuse to follow instructions to download the app. But what if that was no longer an option because the app would be automatically downloaded when, say, they used Google (and don’t for a moment think that Gurgle wouldn’t cooperate in this)? But if everyone just refused to stay at home, how soon before the “local police forces” ran out of steam and just stopped chasing after these doubleplusungood citizens?
Wouldn’t ever happen, of course, because it appears that Australians long ago decided to lick the chains that enslave them.