Hurrah! Dawn Foster finally tells it like it is!

One can try to understand, perhaps, the thrill of being part of an invisible network and recipient of wordless acknowledgment, but it’s also important to understand that this is how power is perpetuated. Equality legislation, and audits on gender pay gaps, ethnicity and disability, – within companies and public authorities – all aim to stamp out the informal transfer of power through social networks, in favour of appointment through genuine merit. But how can that happen if favours are dispensed behind closed doors, or even when there is the lingering belief that unseen processes give people we cannot identify an advantage. It certainly can’t happen when only specific groups can benefit. The council official who called knew very well I wasn’t a Screaming Trot. Being both female and Catholic, my entry would be unlikely. While a small handful of groupuscules outside the main organisation now admit women, my Catholicism would also be seen by most as pretty much incompatible with shooting all the bourgeoisie.

It is, of course, questionable in a free society whether it is right to dictate to individuals with whom they can associate. Some association with criminal intent is proscribed by law and punishable by the courts, but in all other cases people are free to choose. That said, it is well within the rights of society to shape the nature of the decisions people freely make. If Marxists won’t be completely open about their membership, should we not say that in all cases membership is incompatible with public service? Asking public servants to either confirm they are not a member of a revgolutionary organisation or to be open when they are won’t fully excise the backroom deals or the stench of privilege. The Labour Party has attempted for many years to impose such a stricture, with apparently limited effect. Still, it would signal intent.

And we have ample reason to be suspicious. Chumminess, social connection, camaraderie: all of these are in good supply at sports and dining clubs with doors on the high street and windows that peer out on to the 21st century. Momentum, tell me this: if you truly huddle in secret to no malign end and with no professed benefit unavailable elsewhere, what is the point?

16 comments on “Hurrah! Dawn Foster finally tells it like it is!

  1. The Guardian was ranting about Freemasons the other day. And of course members of the BNP cannot be teachers or policemen or the like.

    I don’t see why we shouldn’t drive the Trots out of public life.

  2. Freedom does long endure if it does nothing about its swarming enemies.

    Corbog is the last throw of the left. All the leftshite are lined up behind him–as far as mad, hate-filled scum can be lined up. This is their Allende moment. Their one last chance to fuck this nation up the arse.

    If we can beat them this time I suspect that will be it for any chance of them getting their evil imposed pretty much ever.

    The good news is they are such sanctimonious scum that they can’t hide their evil very effectively. As Bliar did. It is obvious to anyone not a moron that Corbog & McNasty and their gang are true offal. Otherwise they would be far ahead of the FFC–and they are not. And not because of any merit on her [part. With a decent leader such as Rees-Mogg Corbog would have zero chance.

    The FFC and her crazy shite policies and robotoon non-personality remain Corbog’s greatest asset.

  3. But in this digital age, where do we draw the line? I may not be a registered member of Momentum, but I follow all the Trots on Twitter, and I post hard-left comments on the Gaurdian and in the blogosphere.

    As we see with terrorists, you don’t need to be a card-carrying member of the baddie-club before teaming up with other baddies to do bad things.

  4. ‘Equality legislation, and audits on gender pay gaps, ethnicity and disability, – within companies and public authorities – all aim to stamp out the informal transfer of power through social networks, in favour of appointment through genuine merit.’

    Bullshit. They aim to appoint IN SPITE of merit. This is Murphy grade stupid.

  5. “my Catholicism would also be seen by most as pretty much incompatible with shooting all the bourgeoisie.”
    Didn’t seem incompatable to PIRA. Not to various terrorist groups in Latin America. In fact, adherence to a faith seem to be almost a prerequisite of terrorism. God, apparently, excuses most any murderous behaviour.

  6. What’s the name of the secret society to which Harriet Harman and Jack Dromey belong, whose main aims seem to have been making nepotistic appointments and the advancement of rights for adults fvcking kids?

  7. Please! It is more than “questionable” whether it is right to dictate to individuals with whom they can associate, or even merely to “shape” our personal choices.

  8. ” Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Masons?”

    A couple of relatives of mine are Masons. From what they’ve told me , it just seems like a social club/ charitable org. with silly rituals attached to try and make it seem venerable. Most of the members seem to trend towards classical liberalism.

  9. As best as I can recall “it is rare for people of one trade or profession to gather together, even for diversion or merriment without there arising a conspiracy against the public”.
    Applies to the Masons, to Momentum to Davos and to many others.

  10. My underground movement was only legalised in 1689 and we were only allowed into Parliament in 1832. We have our internal quirks, practices and meetings, but it is a long time since we lost control of Big Chocolate.

  11. Noone joins a golf club for the golf (who the fuck could enjoy that?). It must be for the benefits it brings.

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