One of the regular readers of this website who happens to live in Great Britain recently complained in one of our website vidchats that the way that country was going, it would soon have to change its name from "the United Kingdom" to "the United Kingdumb," because its policies are vying with those of the Bai Den Dzhao Misadministration for bottomless corruption, studied and stultifying stupidity, and wacky wokery. Well, I liked that moniker "the United Kingdumb" so much I asked its creator if I could use it and permission was granted, so I herewith do so, because no other name will suffice once the absurdity of today's story sinks in.   As for the rest of the headline for today's blog, patience, we'll get there.

In any case, that regular reader's quip about "the United Kingdumb" might just be be true if this latest attempt to plumb the full depths of gas-baggery is true; get a load of this (and brace yourself, because it's even more colossally stupid than a Bai Den Dzhao press conference, or an explanation and defense of the Grifter-in-Chief's latest gaffe by Karim Abdul what's-her-name, or a Justin Trudeau edict, could ever be):

CS Lewis, Tolkien, Orwell among works tagged as triggers for 'far-right' extremism by anti-terrorism group

Now if that headline isn't enough to have you already disgusted and scratching your head, just try and wrap your noodle around the following authors that some wacked out wackos in the U.K. are now profiling as part of the attempt to profile potential "right wing extremism" on the part of "anti-terrorism experts"; please join me in a deep belly laugh at the absurdity of this list:

A government anti-terrorism unit in the U.K. has reportedly flagged key English literature as potential triggers for right-wing extremism – leading one author whose work is on the list to bash the agency's strategy.

Classic authors such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, George Orwell, Joseph Conrad and Aldous Huxley were included on the list of potentially problematic texts compiled by Prevent’s Research Information and Communications Unit, according to The Spectator.

Other authors whose work is allegedly shared by people sympathetic with "the far-right and Brexit" also reportedly include Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Edmund Burke, Thomas Carlyle, Adam Smith and William Shakespeare.

Really!? Lewis, Tolkien, Orwell, Conrad, Huxley, Hobbes, Locke, Burke, Carlyle, Smith, and even Shakespeare are now to be considered potential terrorist profile components!? This strikes me as being as absurd as asking - in "Berkleyesque" fashion - that if a terrorist bomb goes off in a forest and no one is there to hear or see the explosion, is there a sound or explosion at all? Only in this case the absurdity amounts to "Don't visit the forest, because the forest creatures might set off a bomb and hurt you."

What, really, is going on here?

I strongly suspect that there is an underlying "current" or theme in the writings of all these men - particularly Tolkien and Lewis - that has triggered these woke wackos, and the theme is "resistance to evil insanity". It's hard to avoid the obvious message in Tolkien, for example, as a bunch of power "people" are literally hell bent on taking over the rest of their world and turning it into  a charnel house of unrelenting slaughter and ugliness, and many of these "people" are the "orcs", twisted creatures "created" by the torture and twisting of Tolkien's elves into the heartless cannibalistic monsters that they are in throughout The Hobbit  and The Lord of the Rings.  One does not have to read very far into the works of Shakespeare to confront similar memes of the power-mad literally made insane by evil and their quest for power. MacBeth comes to mind, but there are many others. Orwell's warnings over the future direction of society at the hands of such people need no introduction nor reprise here.  And as for Huxley being on the list, perhaps he too was too dangerous for daring to write a book titled The Perennial Philosophy... how dare he write about a theme that had also preoccupied Lewis et al.?

No one, I suppose, in that list of "dangerous authors", however, probably deserves it less(or by the list's compilers' lights, more) than C.S. Lewis. As Thomas More said (More is yet another Very Dangerous British Author who should have been on the Right-Wing Extrremist-Prone Authors' Index of Prohibitted Books), "the Devil is a proud spirit" and "cannot endure to be mocked." Every sort of method of resistance to evil insanity is explored in various fashions throughout Lewis' works, from outright physical resistance, to more subtle "guerilla undergrounds", and a hefty dose of mockery by way of pointing out how ridiculous and irrational the "opposition" really is. In one of his books which is a favorite of mine, That Hideous Strength, the "bad guys" are represented by the National Institute for Coordinated Experiments (N.I.C.E.), a government "ministry" that dabbles in all things "scientific" and uncomfortably resembles both DARPA and (for regular readers here) the Kammlerstab in Nazi Germany, willing to try anything to obtain and maintain power, and which thus babbles endlessly  in a stream of scientific-sounding obfuscation while never being able to come to nor clearly state a point, all the while its uppermost power-mongers are really practicing all manner of occult witchcraft. Eventually, the "good guys"  - to make a hash of the plot and story - dig up Merlin, who attends a banquet at the N.I.C.E., and casts a "Babel spell" over the attending crowd and at its guest speakers. Merlin's role is not to fight the occult with the occult, but rather, to give all the insanity its final nudge over the cliff into pure mockery... all the pseudo-scientific, progressive techno-speak dissolves into its logical denoument as the irrationality and nonsense is revealed to be nothing but irrationality and nonsense.  The very aptly named "Wither", deputy director of the N.I.C.E., assumes the podium after pushing aside the guest speaker, who has fallen into babbling nonsense, to the consternation of the assembled guests.

He begins to speak to assure the crowd in Bai Den Dhzao- fashion that all is well and there is nothing to fear under his astute and more-than brilliant and competent and steady leadership. "Tidies and fuglemen," he begins, as he himself begins to speak in pure Bidenese, "I sheel foor that we all - er- most steeply rebut the defensible, though, I trust, lavatory Aspasia which gleams to have selected out redeemed inspector this deceiving. It would  - ah - be shark, very shark, from anyone's debenture..." And of course, the assembled crowd gradually either laughs or, realizing that Wither is entirely serious - and nuts - begins to panic, as its members discover that they are uttering complete gibberish too. What started all this off was the previous speaker's determined - and completely meaningless - declaration that "the madrigore of verjuice must by talthibianised." (For those who want to read this madcap scene in the original novel, you'll find it at the beginning of the chapter titled "Banquet at Belbury.")

And the Banquet at Belbury is exactly  where we are. Like Lewis' novel, we are dealing not with real human people, but Biden-esque avatars, the Withers and "Deputy Directors" of the world, playing a role, and babbling buzz-words that ultimately make no real sense, but are merely designed to secure and maintain their own power, words of mere ratiocination that have no foundation in any moral order, and can only buttress its claims through the assertion of mere force, set against a wider culture that, like it or not, still has deep roots in Logos, which is never mere ratiocination.

And like Lewis' avatars or Bai Den Dzhao, they have concluded that "the surrogates esemplanted in a continual of porous variations" must come to see that "the madrigore of verjuice must be talthibianised."

Fats mall, pokes. Bleed yew on the drip side, and salve a N.I.C.E. hay...

IMPRIMATUR: Josephus Farrellus.  NIHIL OBSTAT: Josephus Farrellus.


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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".

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  1. marcos toledo on May 14, 2024 at 6:33 pm

    I think everyone on this website is familiar with NEWSPEAK from 1984 the end result from that would be the YAHOOS from the Jonathan Swift novel .Gulliver’s Travels.

  2. dean fitzsimmons on May 14, 2024 at 5:40 pm

    im i still a member ? anyone ? if iam here then does that mean the Forum part really is for the fickle .. i need to know so i cough up my monthly payment with usual donation , not as an act but because its my christian cultrual up bringing even thou i struggle , but happiness attained through that needles eye makes me pity a Rich man who like not getting to heaven would have to find his needle in the hay stack before that passsing failure

  3. Reka-Agota Kvalsund on May 14, 2024 at 9:03 am

    As you, dr. Farrell (or, rather “doctorus Farrellus”) would say: “Geee(sus)”!…

    On the “brighter” side, maybe once Bai Den Dhzao adapts the Banquet at Belbury idea in the US, he will reconsider reopening and publishing the Kennedy documents…of course translated (in)to this new pseudo-scientific, progressive techno-langauge….

  4. Richard on May 13, 2024 at 11:58 pm

    Almost sounds as if someone has a bad case of AI (Artificial Ignorance) infesting their local establishments. They may already have a clue to its source.
    One will not reveal a favourite author or two or three as they may be targeted for book reviews of the most absurd kind. ‘Glad they did not make their list, too. There’s hope yet.
    One had the privilege to live in UK for six years during the early eighties. Fine memories and a cherished learning curve. It’s quite distressing that there might be a circulating “bug” of some kind twisting mindsets. One’s guess?!?! Its origin is from across the channel. Mind the waves – water, land, and air – if not already, for conspiracies from on high.

    • InfiniteRUs on May 14, 2024 at 9:33 am

      My guess is certain banking interests in the City of London.

  5. Stark Raving on May 13, 2024 at 9:38 pm

    Proudly guilty on six counts. Am endeavoring to offend again.

  6. Steve.Jinks on May 13, 2024 at 8:11 pm

    We move foghard to a breet footah, ash heaping the dekayyed carkesses of our incestors. Our worrshipness, Lord Darrwinny, who hosed down our mud covered Karkesses after crawled we from the swamp Primordia, behind and down the hill from Eden herself. allmthe gud stuff seemed happen up there it did!

  7. cobo on May 13, 2024 at 7:53 pm

    I may have been generally obnoxious before, I tend that way, but I’m just wrapping up your “Vipers.” You continually open the windows that were once closed to me. I thank you, belatedly, and so much, for your scholarship and basic, you know, cajones. FYI, I’m still scratching against the grain. cobo

    • cobo on May 14, 2024 at 4:42 pm

      Sorry Doc, didn’t mean to mention your drawers, cojones :- 0

  8. anakephalaiosis on May 13, 2024 at 11:52 am

    Question: is questioning witchcraft?

    The Honourable Judge Master Davison
    12 King’s Bench Walk
    Temple, London
    EC4Y 7EL
    Great Britain

    Dear Honourable Judge Master Davison,

    I’m an enthusiastic Harry Potter fan, and I would like, to be allowed, to make an observation from Scandinavia, regarding the freedom of being allowed, to raise a question, as a phenomenon. I thank you beforehand, for your patience, regarding my cultural observation of the Law, in a speculative moot court:

    1. In the school system, pupils are encouraged, to raise their hand, and ask the teacher a question, which develops their deductive skills, and, in return, their teacher asks questions, about homework, to inquire into the pupils’ reasonable grasp of curriculum, whereupon education is concluded by a “cross-examination”.

    2. Leaving school, a man has his life to live, and he still has more to learn, about the society he lives in, and, it is rudimentary, that he would use his hard-earned skills, in logical deduction, to arrive, at a more reasonable understanding of society, seen, as a curriculum of common knowledge, and, subsequently, use scientific method, to increase his knowledge.

    3. One day, the man might hear a cry for help, and chooses he not to enquire, into the well-being of a drowning man – which would imply raising a question – then he wouldn’t be able, to conduct a reasonable action, to safe a live. Nevertheless, the man would be held accountable – in the eyes of the Law – and accused of negligence, were he not to raise a question, into a drowning man’s health.

    4. The court, equally, relies upon questioning, as a means, in uncovering the truth, and were the court to forbid itself, and others, from questioning, then the court couldn’t function, nor could a pupil learn anything, nor could a man rise, into responsibility in society, nor could a drowning man survive – because “Ebenezer Scrooge” no longer makes inquiries, and cares only about himself.

    5. Whether Richard D. Hall – in a speculative moot court – is a child, overly eager to learn more, or a grown-up, attempting to take responsibility, by raising common knowledge, or a hero, who, selflessly, throws himself into water, to safe his drowning fellow man, then it is, nevertheless, irrelevant, to the crux of the matter, which is the sacrosanct status of the question – in itself – which, philosophically, becomes a “quest”, and therefore a question, for the Holy Grail, (i.e. the Grail runes: ᛢᛣᚸᛤᛥ).

    As a devoted Harry Potter fan, my fascination, with the Hogwarts’ runic curriculum, has lead to a popular-culture investigation, consulting both Old English and Old Norse sources, to uncover ancient Scythian culture, which concludes, that the principles of “legislature, judiciary and executive” are contained therein, and from a modern Scandinavian perspective, I am curious about, what bearings ancient British law has, on modern British law, regarding precedent?

    It is my hope, that the Honourable Judge, in Great Britain, would be so kind, as to please share his most valued wisdom, and shed light upon the matter. Thank you.

    Yours sincerely,

    cc: author J. K. Rowling, witchcraft expert.

    PS. I include a humorous limerick of mine, inspired by Charles Dickens:

    • anakephalaiosis on May 14, 2024 at 3:54 am


      When Ebenezer Scrooge’s ghostly door,
      went topological in metaphor,
      he found that humbug,
      kept under rug,
      was dancing on the floor.

      When Ebenezer Scrooge in spell cast,
      kindled future, present and past,
      he found entanglement
      in grave lament,
      and pleaded guilty at last.

      When Ebenezer Scrooge broke day,
      darkness had blown away,
      and he went jolly
      to his holly,
      on this glorious Christmas day.

  9. Robert Barricklow on May 13, 2024 at 11:23 am

    I remember the Katie B vidchat, where she coined that word.
    My is the West’s kingdumb; for me it’s very apropos.

    • Robert Barricklow on May 13, 2024 at 11:24 am

      My “frame” is…
      Apparently I fit right into the West’s frame.

  10. Michael UK on May 13, 2024 at 6:14 am

    Joseph, your post has excellent synchronicity as our UK Prime Minister Sunak is delivering a speech today which resembles the “Banquet at Belbury”.
    The power mad fool is trying to justify that he feels “a profound sense of urgency because more will change in the next five years than in the last 30”. He states he is “convinced that the next few years will be some of the most dangerous yet most transformational our country has ever known”.
    Sunak is vowing to safeguard the UK against threats of war, a global rise in immigration and “those seeking to undermine our shared values and identities”.
    Of course, if he wished to deliver those objectives, he should first of all start with addressing his Government led, multi-agency “Prevent programme” and instruct them to focus on fighting terrorism – not classic authors, literature and novels!

  11. Maria Clarke on May 13, 2024 at 6:09 am

    Hi Joseph, thank you for that it made my day!!

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