Saturday , May 25 2024

Choosing books

We are living in strange times.  Times where history, or rather British and English history, is being erased. Statues are being pulled down and or defaced.  MPs, local Councils and Common Purpose police are in thrall to extreme Leftist agitators.  They are literally, on their knees in a symbol of abject surrender to these dangerous anti-democrats – or fascists as you might more properly call them.

The ‘rent-a-mob’ Leftists are currently focused on statues of people from British history and other cultural symbols such as street names but, absent Boris Johnson’s government stepping in and supplanting mob rule with the rule of law, then it can only be a matter of time before ‘they’ come for books.

I’m making a list and I suggest that you start on yours.

Here’s how you do it.

Look along your bookshelves and identify those books that need to be first on the bonfires when they come to your street or town.

I’ve got these so far.  Please share yours.

1984 and Animal Farm – George Orwell – naturally the great caller-out of Leftist hypocrisy has to go.  These are paperback so won’t take long to be consumed.

The Strange Death of Europe – Douglas Murray – exposing the cultural suicide of Europe and the Islamification of the Continent.  Hardback so will burn well.

Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand – Let’s face it, this obviously isn’t an English writer, with a name like that.  And she champions competition, creativity and human greatness – so this very thick – good burning material – book, must go.

Margaret Thatcher – 3 hardback volumes – Charles Moore . To the Left, the personification of evil.  Throw in, Churchill by Andrew Roberts, and you’ll be burning the cream of books on Conservative leaders.

Hiding the Decline – A.W. Montford and Water Melons – James Delingpole – exposure of the climate hoax, so loved by the Left, is verboten.

Arguably – Christopher Hitchens – Free thinking and very good writing is simply not allowed.

How we invented freedom and why it matters – Daniel Hannan and Magna Carta – David Starkey – important that the plebs don’t get any ideas.

Our Island Story – H. E. Marshall – Imperialist./Colonialist  In fact, have to throw, Collected Stories by Rudyard Kipling, at the same time.

Talking of colonialism and white oppression, Scramble for Africa – Thomas Pakenham Simon Schama’s 3 volume history of BritainHistory of the World in 100 objects – Neil MacGregor’s tales of white appropriation and Paul Johnson’s various Histories of Jews, Americans and the English now make the pile, as do. Simon Jenkins’ Short History (s) of Europe and of England.

Of course fiction doesn’t get off scot-free.

All those Barchester and Palliser novels of Anthony Trollope – celebrate and glorify white privilege.

As for all those dearly loved  P G Wodehouse books – all 30 odd volumes go on the fire.  This writer has the nerve to use gay as a term to denote happiness rather than a sexual choice – such confusion cannot co-exist, in such woke times.

I’m keeping quiet about my DVDs as the Left have already started on films and TV shows, so please don’t tell anyone!


About Tom O'Brien

Tom is an English Conservative Christian currently working as a Finance Manager in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq. When not in Iraq, his home is in Grantham, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom; also the hometown of Margaret Thatcher.

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