[...] To cast an actor of Indian ethnicity in this role is an act of extraordinary cultural disrespect. In spite of acknowledging that Dickens’ novel is set in the 1840s, Iannucci seems utterly oblivious to the consequences of him inflicting the “colour blindness” of the 2020s on Dickens’ art.
[...] Panic buying started last week with the inexplicable bogocalypse. Since then, it has spread to rice, pasta, flour, tinned and frozen food… even seedlings. As if these idiots imagine that they’ll be reaping their harvest in just a few weeks. Country towns are seeing city-based hoarders hire buses in order to literally raid small-town supermarkets. Home delivery has also been overwhelmed.
[...] The very real historical achievements of New Zealand’s progressive past could be recast as shameful exercises in conferring colonial privilege upon genocidal settlers. The only past worth celebrating was New Zealand’s indigenous past. The only culture unsullied by the bloody crimes of colonisation was Maori culture.
[...] I’ve quoted former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating who referred to then Opposition Leader John Howard as “a shiver looking for a spine to run up” as a fitting description for the current National party. National has been more effective at hurting National than any of the three governing parties since 2017.
[...] When Peterson said, “No! I will not be compelled to speak a state-imposed language,” he felt the full brunt of Canada’s human rights laws come down upon his head. His own traditional natural rights and freedoms were irrelevant.
[...] The choice facing Democrat voters this election is between completely surrendering to the lunar left as exemplified by Sanders, Warren and the “Squad” types, or playing it safe and sticking with an establishment Swamp Monster.