The latest threat from the Murphmeister

If you comment here then you won\’t be allowed to comment there.

I want to note that several commentators who fall foul of the ban on those who openly support the policy of blogs where abuse is commonplace have placed abusive comment on this thread, as might be expected.

Their comments have been deleted.

One also suggested I wished to create an echo chamber – which is exactly, of course, what right wing think tanks set out to do

Yes, that combination of right wing think tanks and promoting a culture of abuse does indeed mean here.

Participating in web sites that approve abusive language and an aggressive tone, frequently laden with sexual innuendo and all with clear intent to oppress those calling for greater equality in society, which comment carries with it the clear message that violence in pursuit of greed and manipulation to secure advantage is acceptable, means a commentator is not welcome here, ever.

Apparently either disagreeing with someone or pointing out their errors is oppressing them these days.

Who knew?

34 comments on “The latest threat from the Murphmeister

  1. “…clear intent to oppress those calling for greater equality in society…”

    I’m sorry…. is he trying to include himself in that group??

    The bloke who wants to steal borrow my pension fund to enhance his own pet (non-)projects at the expense of my ability to live in relative non-poverty in retirement?

    Hypocrite much? But I repeat opinions-passim.

    The man’s an ass.

  2. I can’t be the only person to have noticed the visual similarities between Ritchie and Tommy Robinson of the EDL. Are they related?

  3. Funnily enougn, I just got some v14gr4 spam whose subject line promised “Tremendous Cock!” which somehow seems apt.

  4. Apparently either disagreeing with someone or pointing out their errors is oppressing them these days.

    disagreeing with, and pointing out the errors of, the Left has always been ‘oppressing’ them. Because they must be right and if the facts don’t currently agree, then they must be the wrong facts.

  5. My eyes glazed over about a third of the way through that horrendously run-on sentence.

  6. ” the clear message that violence in pursuit of greed and manipulation to secure advantage is acceptable”

    ??

    [I think you're a terrible right wing swine Tim, but I know in Richard's eyes I am still a "neoliberal" i.e. I disagree with him]

  7. So his thoughts need to be protected from people saying mean things about them. I suspect that tells us something about their strength.

  8. When he talks about abuse, is he really referring to here? I would be very surprised or perhaps I have not been paying attention.

    Sure, Murphy gets his fair share of being called for BS (or “RB”, and which of course is quite regularly), but these are simply robust responses to specific bits of nonsense or misinformation that Murphy has been trying to pass off, rather than as anything that might be considered in any way abusive?

    Anyway, his post is pointless and I don’t really believe that he is another of these who hasn’t got a clue how the internet works? Anyone can post on his blog, simply providing whatever different name and e-mail address they choose?

  9. @ PF
    In order to do that they need not only a new name but also a new IP address. So, for instance, I should need to change my name to Giovanni88 and post from an internet cafe. Is he worth the bother?

  10. I didn’t read this properly:

    …and all with clear intent to oppress those calling for greater equality in society, which comment carries with it the clear message that violence in pursuit of greed and manipulation to secure advantage is acceptable…”

    This time he has surely got to be kidding? In the words of the great John McEnroe… :)

  11. @John77

    If he is bothering to actually filter IP addresses, rather than simply e-mail address, then – if you don’t have a separate IP readily available – one can use a proxy?

    For example, perhaps say via “Startpage” (instead of google) and then use the “ixquick” proxy that Startpage freely provide? That can be useful for other things too?

    Is he worth the bother?

    That’s a good point..:)

  12. @John77
    That last one specifically might not work! Looks like a block – I hadn’t tested it?

  13. @ PF
    Yes, he can, and sometimes does, note IP addresses. The very first time I posted on one of his threads to point out some errors he said he could ignore my comments because I was unqualified so I pointed out that I was far more qualified than him and he knew that because he knew who I was from, my email and IP address. This naturally got a combination of abuse and denial followed by an admission that he did know who I was.

  14. Rather poor form from Murphy. TW does n’t oppress me and I disagree with his most lurid laissez faire pronouncements quite angrily. Many of the flatterers and hangers-on in his court (this site) are less tolerant but most are more tolerant than on most political sites .(The worst are left-wing sites where I should, naturally, belong .)TW in the conduct of his blog can claim the higher moral ground – just about.

  15. @ John,
    That’s interesting, and hence guessing it was a corporate firm’s IP address clearly identified for him?

    Increasingly with public Wi-Fi (people regularly moving around) and / or carrier grade NAT (particularly on dongles for some time now), it would be less effective to identify or usefully filter on that basis?

    I would guess he can only genuinely mean that he will filter according to content, and which is what he seems to do anyway? Much more than that is probably superfluous, unless it’s a simple e-mail blacklist..

  16. Perhaps we should start wearing emblems on the street just in case we come across Ritchie, so he knows not to talk to us?

    I suggest a cloth badge sown to the breast of our coat pockets, maybe in the form of a six-pointed star?

    …or has that been done already? Certainly sounds vaguely familiar…

  17. Some poor sod is now being banned from simply asking what blogs to avoid, and suggesting he doesn’t necessarily disagree with them on absolutely everything.

    Wow, he is strict. He can’t be put anywhere near the formation of any kind of legislation.

    And Murph keeps a close tab on who comments where. He must be one of the most avid readers of this site.

  18. @Adrian
    “Some poor sod is now being banned from simply asking what blogs to avoid, and suggesting he doesn’t necessarily disagree with them on absolutely everything.”

    I thought that was quite a nice little spoof from ChrisinHastings – it took Murph three attempts to cotton on to it!

  19. Is Chris in Hastings a regular here? He deserves an Award.

    http://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2013/07/28/zero-
    CH>
    Hi Richard
    Could you perhaps give a list of at least some of these abusive blogs so I know to avoid them. I don’t want to put myself in any danger ideologically, nor do I like foul language or anything that is homophobic, sexist, racist, Islamophobic or critical of the disabled or poor.

    RM>
    The most cursory survey of the right wing blogosphere will quickly identify sites to avoid.

    CH>
    Thanks, but my question is what you consider the right wing blogosphere for the purposes of ensuring continued welcome here?

    I am fairly left wing, so I’m afraid just about everything looks right wing to me. For example, would you consider Archbishop Cranmer to be acceptable? And whilst the Adam Smith blog is definitely right wing, I wouldn’t describe the bloggers there as particularly rude or abusive.

    RM>
    Do you comment on such blogs on an approving way? I have certainly never noted you doing so?
    Is it likely?
    In that case does it matter?

    CH>
    just want to know beforehand so I don’t accidentally become persona non grata here. You have given us the warning, I just want to be as well informed of your intentions as possible so I know the boundaries.
    Can you maybe list, say, 3 of the worst offending?

    RM>
    Respectfully, that is your last comment as you are very clearly abusing the rules here.

    You’re all guilty but I’m not going to tell you why!

    Sir Murphalot of Bonkersville for Inquisitor Generalis.

  20. Fred, there’s that “respectfully” that he likes to use when he is being the least bit respectful and courteous. It’s a known psychological illness.

  21. Thanks for posting this – I laughed a lot. I think Murphy has turned into a parody of himself.

    I particularly enjoyed him banning somebody for asking which sites he should avoid. Clearly if you have to ask you are already irredeemably suspect

  22. Its the whole world of leftist thinking in microcosm. The right think the left are simply wrong, whereas the left think the right is evil. Any sort of behaviour is acceptable in the fight against evil, and if people like Richard ever get into real power then be very afraid.

    “Those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own”.conscience.

  23. Well that was fun! Well done for posting that little exchange. I haven’t laughed so much in ages.

    I shouldn’t really, its actually very sinister.

  24. Just noticed the last part of your transcript, Tim and it’s worth reproducing:

    ‘Participate in web sites that approve abusive language and an aggressive tone…which carries with it the clear message that… Manipulation to secure advantage is acceptable’

    This is a man who has beguiled large swathes of the political establishment into believing he has even half a clue about economics despite being, by most measures someone who would barely pass muster at GCSE

    This is a man representative of a Trade Union movement representing well under 10% of the population yet who is under a fraudulent banner of being ‘democratic’ claiming he has a mandate to impose penal rates of taxation.

    This is a man whose broadsides against sovereign jurisdictions whose low taxes help reduce the rapacity and graft of a spendthrift political class across the Wetsern World are frequently aggressive and mendacious to the point of being libel.

    His chutzpah defies belief – the fact that he will be a key voice in dictating the economic policy after 2015 means that the alternate vision of many a Science Fiction writer stipulating that the USSR won the Cold War will become a reality. A truly terrifying individual – and the most dangerous man in Britain

  25. I would like to hope that his blogospheric blatherings will not have gone unnoticed by the Civil Service should he ever come to a position of responsibility.

    “No, Mr. Murphy, we cannot unilaterally change the terms of every tax treaty, nor the founding principle of the EU”.

  26. @ PF
    No, I mostly work from home and do not, would not, blog from the office.
    As I have a very unusual name and far more qualifications than Murphy I was immediately identifiable and he eventually admitted that he had known all along who I was and that I was more qualified, after denying it at least twice.
    Do I trust him? Would you, in the circumstances?

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