Friday, 21 April 2017

Normalising Nuts: How Trump Hornswoggled America Into Loving Neoliberalism

Conservatism being pulled rightwards, by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
The Trump regime in America has, to date, alienated allies, prostituted the office of president, made a huge fool of itself over and over again, and is in the process of bringing the government to a standstill even though it holds both Houses. Why is he still in office?

Can Speech Ever Really Be Free? Five Factors To Consider

Cartoon of man speaking on a soapbox by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
Some of my more idealistic fellow bloggers tend to think of free speech being a case of being allowed to say whatever you want, end of, with "counter-speech" on offer as an antidote to hate speech. In an ideal world this would work but in fact it does not. It's complicated. Allow me to explain.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

May Calls Election In April For June: What About Brexit?

Our Glorious Leader Tessa May, after declaring she wouldn't call an early election, is calling an early election.
Surely the infighting and backstabbing in the Labour Party hasn't got anything to do with it? This is the state of play.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Political Correctness Implodes: When Free Speech And Feminism Collide

Cartoon of Wendy Cockcroft as a moderate conservative
If popcorn prices are going up it's my fault: I've been enjoying the punch-up between the TERF (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists), the Progressives (progs), and assorted liberal lefty luvvies over gender definition. Sorry if you're easily offended, but to a straight cis conservative, this is hilarious! WARNING: I'm too busy pointing and laughing to pull my punches.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Ignorance, Stupidity, And Greed Are Not Conservative Values

My conservatism, cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft
I am conservative. A real one, not a bug-eyed war-crazed loon or the kind of sociopathic monster who thinks of the poor, the old, and the infirm as "useless eaters" who ought to be denied healthcare and social services because they don't "deserve" them. And I'm asking AGAIN if we can please sit down and consider what "conservatism" actually means since I'm not sure whether everybody else has worked it out yet.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Trump's Missile Strikes On Syria: Are The Neocons Creeping Back Into Power?

Donald Trump cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft
The neocons are a horrible lot. Reality-averse faith-driven ideologues who believe the end justifies the means, they believe that they and they alone have the answers to the world's problems despite the fact that they've only made them worse when they get involved. Trump voters voted against them; now it looks as though, in an effort to get away from the pointing and laughing, Trump is permitting them to set policy on Syria. This is the state of play.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

The Republican Party Is Starting To Wake Up: Will The Political Axis Reset?

Moderate conservative, cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft
As the Trump administration flails about, mocked worldwide for its incompetence, the moderate members, who had been pushed to the fringe by the loons, are starting to see an opportunity to reset the party and make it relevant again. Will they succeed? This is the state of play.