Good advice from the EFF

There’s no political party that speaks for me. Some have good ideas (some don’t), some have decent people working within them (some don’t), some are doing a good job (some aren’t).

They all have their drawbacks.

Much like all the others, the EFF obviously sees itself as the voice of a certain group of people. I am not one of them. A situation that I think suits us both. It doesn’t mean that I can’t enjoy their press releases though. Such as this one from the Gauteng branch, complaining that some troublemakers are up to no good.

Fighters must always be super vigilant by not allowing nefarious elements to infiltrate our structures on the ground as an attempt to delegitimise our revolutionary and radical programmes… All Fighters must guard against mischief; protect the movement and its wholesome integrity, across the province.

Thing is, while it’s comical (jou ma se “wholesome integrity”) and full of self-important and reactionary rhetoric, I quite like the idea behind it.

Apply this – not to EFF ground staff, but to your life – and suddenly it makes a whole lot more sense. None of us should be letting nefarious elements infiltrate our structures, sullying our good name and delegitimising our actions. Christians do this sort of thing with Satan. Same same.

Also, ensure that your uninfiltrated structures know how organised programmes of your organisation are organised: as the EFF in Gauteng tell us:

Structures of the EFF know how programmes of the organisation are organised.

You can’t put it more simply than that. And talking of communication, make sure that mostly all of the programmes you’re doing is verifiable. No point in unverified programmes.

Mostly, all our programmes are verifiable with all [uninfiltrated] structures of the leadership of the [organised] organisation.

Mostly, all my blog posts are great.

Mostly.

Keep on keeping on, EFF.
Your media statements continue to be a joy to read.

Satanic clothing line from Satanic singer

News today that Céline “Sicky” Dion’s new clothing line for kids, Celenununu, has been described as “definitely Satanic” by certain elements of the Catholic church should come as no surprise to anyone.

Not least because the Catholic church has a long history of calling anything they don’t like or understand “Satanic”, but also because Céline Dion is the Devil incarnate, as amply demonstrated by the demonic screeching sound emanating from her cakehole with terrifying regularity.

While not being a believer in the occult or follower of any sort of religion I’ve long advocated that some sort of exorcism process should be inflicted carried out on Ms Dion, as whatever malevolent spirit is possessing her is clearly causing her – and anyone listening to her – great pain.

It’s both brave and welcome of the National Catholic Register’s spokesangel Patti Armstrong to step up and state that Céline and her clothing line are the work of Beelzebub.

Monsignor John Esseff, who’s been a Catholic priest for 65 years and an exorcist at Pennsylvania’s Diocese of Scranton for more than 40 years explained that the major issue with the clothing line was its (Satanic) gender neutrality:

The devil is going after children by confusing gender. When a child is born, what is the first things we say about that child? It’s a boy, or it’s a girl. That is the most natural thing in the world to say. But to say that there is no difference is Satanic.

And, if you subscribe to the hypothesis that the idea of gender neutrality is Satanic, then Céline Dion’s self-confessed gender neutral clothing line for kids is indeed completely Satanic.

The adverts for the clothing line do nothing to dispel the allegations either:

CELINUNUNU dropped their official ad for the partnership on November 13. It shows Dion breaking into a children’s hospital wing and blowing black glitter on newborns that eventually erases all signs of pink and blue.

Blowing black glitter at babies?

Burn her at the stake.

One of the funniest aspect of all this is that Satanists – represented in this case by Lucien Greaves, spokesperson and co-founder of The Satanic Temple – clearly don’t want their good name sullied by associated with Sicky:

On the face of it, the charge that Céline Dion is spreading Satanism by way of her gender-neutral clothing line is absurd.

Even while wanting to take a pop at their (im)mortal enemy of the Catholic church, Satanist are trying to distance themselves from the dreadful “singer”.

As far as I know, Céline Dion has no explicit ties to Satanism, nor do I believe she views her own clothing line as implicitly endorsing a Satanic viewpoint.

“Don’t blame us, guv.”

We tried to reach Satan for official comment, but because He doesn’t exist (and also because we’d used up all our candles during the loadshedding), we were unable to do so.

Did Britpop cause Brexit?

Question in the Grauniad:

No.

 

(Which, to be fair, the article itself also thankfully concludes.)

World’s Strongest Man broken by 15 year old girl

News in from Gaz Coombes, former frontman of Oxford trio Supergrass, and now artist in his own right. You may remember him from such posts as Supergrassed.

The video that featured in that post was Walk The Walk – something that Gaz certainly won’t be doing for the foreseeable future.

Ugh. Knees, eh?

Nice to see that the staff at my old stomping* ground, Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital, were able to sort him out.

Gaz’s tour, ironically promoting his album World’s Strongest Man**, has obviously been badly affected:

Dates in Utrecht, Lille, Spain and Italy have been cancelled. UK dates are rescheduled to May.

Fortunately, since there were no concerts scheduled for South Africa, life here goes on as normal.

 

 

* something else he can’t do right now

** “the biggest misnomer since Pussy Galore”

Heroes

Presented without comment, except this comment, which is that these firefighters are heroes.

90,000 litres is almost 6 weeks worth of drinking.
How ever would we have managed?

Heroes. 

(also: great photo caption. now we know. thanks for that.)