Guest Editorial by Dave the Sandman
In Nineteen Eighty-Four, his great work warning against the evils of totalitarian regimes, George Orwell invented a new language based on ideas and practices he had seen put into action in states run by dictators like Stalin. To think the wrong thing, to doubt the state, became ‘ThoughtCrime’ in Orwell’s new language ‘NewSpeak’. The hypocrisy and cognitive dissonance of holding two mutually exclusive beliefs became ‘DoubleThink’. And the term he made up to describe the act or removing a person from history, including from film and photographs, was to make that individual an ‘Unperson’.
We have seen over and over again how keen SJWs are to make people who disagree with them Unpersons, whether it is having staff at universities fired, having speakers invited to debates non-platformed like Milo and even Germaine Greer, or even our own loveable lulzmonster Ralph lobbed out of a seminar at the hands of a batshit crazy psychotranny. Wherever there is a dissenting voice or opinion, or just a person too weak to stand up to their bullshit, there the SJWS make another Unperson.
While over in the USA highly privileged students and the children of families worth $20million playing the oppressed minority card are busy having their ironically racist ‘Two Minutes of Hate’ meetings where they weep and gnash their teeth while publically harassing and haranguing academics and staff, over here in the UK students make ‘Unpersons’ through petitions and letter campaigns, preying on the craven cowardice of University staff and boards. Dr Tim Hunt was one such victim, his career destroyed in a firestorm of social media outrage fuelled by the lies of an identity politics obsessed academic.
Well the latest example is one of the UK’s most famous historians, Dr David Starkey. If you watch history documentaries made by the BBC or Channel4, there is a good chance you will have seen one with him in it as he is one of the most public and broadcast of historians. With 22 published books, 11 TV series, and even his own history phone app, it’s fair to say that he is an academic A lister celeb. Perhaps that is why when Cambridge, his alma mater, were looking for celebrity names to help put together a fundraising video they asked Dr Starkey to help, and being grateful to his old university for helping put him where he is now he enthusiastically agreed. The video was made, and released on the University website.
And that is where our cast of usual suspects, the braying mobs of self-righteous and highly privileged outraged opressionistas and SocJus scumfucks enter stage left. You see in their unwelcome, hysterical and frankly delusional opinions, Dr Starkey is “widely known for his racist, sexist and classist comments” and his views “do not represent a community composed of people from all places and walks of life”. Hint….this is Cambridge University they are talking about. Think Yale and Harvard with even snootier rich kids.
Of course, Dr Starkey is also famous for speaking his mind, and not giving two fucks about pissing off SJWs and putting the spoiled little brats in their place. His run in with professional whiner and serial liar Laurie Penny has become the stuff of viral video. Gotta give it to Dave, when he delivers a put down he wears a set of brass knuckles.
And so, for the sin of speaking his mind, and not caring whether he offends the precious sensibilities of snowflakes and buttercups attending the best universities in the land, the Crazed Crybullies of Cambridge have demanded that Dr Starkey is removed from the fundraising campaign and an apology issued to alleviate their critically bruised fee-feez. They have demanded that Dr Starkey is made an Unperson.
And the sick part? The University caved in. A craven surrender, followed by a grovelling mealy mouthed apology. With the click of a keystroke Dr Starkey was gone, consigned ironically to the history he so loves.
“But Syme was not only dead, he was abolished, an unperson. Any identifiable reference to him would have been mortally dangerous.”
Now I don’t do Twitter, and so can’t do this myself, but if you do have a spare moment and fancy telling the University it’s time to stop caving in to these eternally outraged SocJus scum, why not send a nice tweet to ‘@Cambridge_Uni’ and tell them #ISTANDWITHSTARKEY? Why not include that nice meme at the top as well?