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Feminist Cover Up of Male Art Rejected by Public

Posted on 10/11/2018

Literal Cover Up

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Visitors hoping to admire Lord William Armstrong’s celebrated collection at a National Trust exhibition were furious to find ‘room after room’ of artwork covered with white sheets.

The trust, which owns his Lordship’s former home of Cragside, covered up paintings and sculptures depicting men to highlight the ‘lack of female representation in art’.

It meant visitors who had paid up to £49 to view the famous collection found almost half of the paintings hidden behind white sheets, while sculptures of men had bags placed over their heads.

 

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One said: ‘It was ridiculous. Whole corridors and room after room were completely covered.’

It was so unpopular that staff reportedly had to empty the visitor comments box three times a day because it was overflowing with complaints.

The trust initially defended the ‘thought-provoking exhibition’ but later admitted: ‘Sometimes it doesn’t work as we intended.’

 

CHIMES COMPLAINT TO NATIONAL TRUST

Dear Sir/ Madam

As a life member, I am absolutely appalled by the report of covering up art at Cragside because the creators were male.

Who on Earth thought that was ever a good idea? I would have hoped the NT was above identity politics and misandric behaviour that has become all too prevalent in many areas of life.

Your sincerely,

James Williams

REPLY FROM NATIONAL TRUST

Dear James

Thank you for your email.

Thank you for your email and for raising your concerns about our recent exhibition at Cragside.

As part of this year’s national programming ‘Women and Power’, which marks the centenary of some women being awarded the right of the vote, we are highlighting the history and important stories of the women who shaped the properties now in our care. The exhibition ‘The Great Cragside Cover up’ was a continuation of this programming, created by students from Newcastle University. The exhibition saw a small number of statues and portraits of men covered to help shine a light on the women who shaped Lord Armstrong’s work and home.

This temporary student exhibition (which ran from 13 October until 5 November) was not about censoring art or being politically correct, but to encourage people to look at the collection differently and to stimulate debate. We know it is not unusual for some people to dislike or disagree with what they see in contemporary art. We’re glad that our members and visitors have had the opportunity to debate this exhibition and to feed back their thoughts, which shows that our exhibition has been successful in drawing attention to the way our collections are presented and for highlighting the history of this important property.

We are always looking at ways in which we can bring the history and stories of our places to life for visitors and your feedback about the exhibition will help inform and shape our plans.

Conservation remains at the heart of what we do and thanks to the support of our members and donors, we are spending more than ever before on conservation work. Part of conservation, however, involves understanding and communicating why these places are important to protect so that future generations will continue to care for them.

I hope this is helpful and thank you for your support.

Kind regards
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Gosport War Memorial Hospital Multiple Killings

Posted on 21/10/2018

Dr. Jane Barton, alias Dr. Opiate

As many as 656 patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital are believed to have died from the inappropriate dosing of opiates whilst under the care of Dr Jane Barton in the 1980s and 1990s.

The records of 2,000 patients who had died between 1987 and 2001 have been searched.

A report produced by the Gosport Independent Panel led by Bishop James Jones and published on 20th June 2018 concluded that there had been a “disregard for human life” and a “culture of shortening the lives” at the Hospital. Their inquiry had unearthed an astonishing catalogue of failure, arrogance and indifference from medical staff, health officials, local politicians and the police.

The matter is now undergoing further investigation by Kent Constabulary led by Assistant Chief Constable, Nick Downing.

At a Family Forum event held on 16th October 2018 at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, relatives and loved ones of the victims were addressed by key individuals involved in further investigation of the evidence.

 

There were that there were 140,000 documents and over a million pages to consider and that alone would take 6 months to go through.

Nick Downing, Assistant Chief Constable, Kent Constabulary

Nick Downing and his team of about 20 staff, in their initial assessment, will be taking a legal standard to consider the possibility of bringing charges of murder, manslaughter, corporate manslaughter, Misconduct in Public Office and Health & Safety Offences.

This is what happened at Gosport War Memorial Hospital

Dr Jane Barton worked at the community hospital in Gosport, Hampshire, between 1988 and 2000. During that period she oversaw the untimely deaths of 656 patients apparently caused by the administering of lethal doses of opiates. This is more than twice the number murdered by Dr Harold Shipman who killed 260 people. As with Harold Shipman, the preferred drug was the painkiller, Diamorphine (medical heroin).

In 2009, an inquest into 10 deaths at the hospital found that in five cases the administration of medication “contributed more than minimally”. It found that the skills of non-consultant doctors, particularly Dr Barton, were not adequate. However,  there was no suggestion from the inquest that Barton deliberately took the lives of her patients. She retired that year.

The General Medical Council were told that Dr. Barton’s had a “brusque and indifferent” manner, “intransigence and worrying lack of insight” plus a “failure to recognise the limits of her professional competence”. In 2010, they found her guilty over 11 deaths of “multiple instances of serious professional misconduct”.

At the time, she had told how she and other medics at the hospital were under “unreasonable” pressure and that she did not want her patients to suffer. She insisted she always acted in their interests. However, no prosecutions were brought.

Rt Rev James Jones, Bishop of Winchester holding the Gosport WMH Report

Following years of dissatisfaction from affected families, the Gosport Independent Panel was set up in 2014, led by Bishop James Jones at a cost of £13 million. Bishop Jones had chaired the Hillsborough inquiry so had proven competence.

The Panel reviewed a million pieces of evidence, spoke to families and searched through the records of 2,000 patients who had died at the hospital between 1987 and 2001. They found that about a quarter of these were missing. They noted that Dr. Barton had signed the death certificates of 833 patients and had earned the title, Dr. Opiate. In fact, there were so many deaths in the two wards she ran that they were called ‘the End of the Line’. In spite of the death toll, previous investigations had surprisingly not resulted in any prosecutions.

The Panel focused on “unanswered questions” from those earlier investigations and found that 456 patients had their lives shorted after being given deadly doses of painkillers.

On 20th June 2018, they published a 370 page report which concluded that there were more than 200 reports missing and as many as 650 people may have died during Dr. Barton’s time at the hospital. There had been an “institutionalised regime” of prescribing and administering opioids without medical justification.

 

 

Nursing staff as far back as 1991and 1992 had raised concerns about prescribing diamorphine, but had been ignored. Furthermore, families who had campaigned for 20 years to have their loved ones’ deaths investigated had been “marginalised” by hospital staff when they complained. They had been failed both by the police and medical regulators who did not act or investigate thoroughly. The report was critical of previous investigations into Dr. Barton which had missed the “significant systemic problems”.

In summary, the Panel unearthed an astonishing catalogue of failure, arrogance and indifference from medical staff, health officials, local politicians and the police.

Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNczwEXer2Y

 

Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWVI2iUTlyM&t=47s

 

This is a full and unedited recording of what was said at the forum. It is in 2 parts. In the first part are the speeches of panelists and the second part, the challenging questions and statements made by relatives of those who were killed.

FOR BRITAIN PARTY

Posted on 12/06/2018

WHO ARE THE ‘FOR BRITAIN’ PARTY?

Chimes Media reporter, James Williams takes a brief look into this new and controversial political movement, For Britain, headed by Anne Marie Waters. Nigel Farage, somewhat treacherously, has turned his back on ordinary people who are feeling what Islam and the colluding UK state is bringing them. For Britain has emerged from the womb of UKIP as a voice for the forgotten. But, is For Britain a Far Right Party? Is For Britain offering a solution or drawing battle lines?

 

FOR BRITAIN SUPPORTER INTERVIEW

Interview of a For Britain supporter plus a snippet of Anne Marie Waters speaking at a #FreeTommy rally in London.

 

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ISLAM and THE LEFT-RIGHT DIVIDE

Many of the people supporting Tommy Robinson are libertarians, not Far Rightist. Standing against the people are the political classes; the legal establishment and the media. Nigel Farage sides with them. He ‘flip-flops’ whenever the subject of Islam arises. He turns into an ‘eel’, slipping and sliding to avoid giving a definitive answer.

The standard of political discourse has declined badly over the past twenty years. Now, it is not enough to disagree with someone else. Civilized discussion is itself becoming a subversive action.

The current Conservative administration has a feminist prime minister and is as left wing as it has ever been. Radical feminism has close associations with Marxist doctrine. If you are not on board with the globalist Leftist agenda then that puts you in the same camp as the vilified Far Right even if you have nothing to do with them.

There seems to be no adequate definition given by the chattering elites to what ‘Far Right’ means. So, I will try to give one here.

Politics is, simply put, the relationship between the individual and the state (or the collective if you want to call it something else). If you are on the Left, you support significant state control over individuals. The extreme of the Left is totalitarianism where the state governs every aspect of your life.

The Right is minimal state and favours individual freedom over state control. It means that the real Far Right are anarchists where there is no state at all. The Nazis (National Socialists) and Fascists are creations of the Far Left. They wanted and used the state to impose their will on the people. For Britain is nowhere near these positions; nor does it aspire to be.

One common feature of those who want to control everything is that of authoritarianism. It is probably why the Left are in love with Islam. Islam and the Far Left are both totalitarian and both use authoritarian methods to enforce their will. Each ‘dreams’ of their own utopia. The Left longs for a class-free society and fully egalitarian-heaven-on-Earth. Islam intends to establish a global caliphate where Allah’s will is supreme.

For Britain are wanting to stop Islamic authoritarianism being established. Islamophobic? A phobia is an irrational fear. It is not irrational to reject a totalitarian and potentially brutal system of social and psychological control. That seems pretty rational. Furthermore, if you object to the severities of what the caliphate is promising to bring through the Sharia, then supporting For Britain is a perfectly rational choice.

James Williams

 

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The Comedy of Silence

Posted on 16/05/2018

Many of those taking part in the Free Speech March in London on 23rd April 2018 decided to tape their mouths in protest over being silenced, James Williams interviews some with hilarious results.

 

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The Bagpipe March for Free Speech

Posted on 09/05/2018

A good natured but passionate demonstration took place Monday 23rd April 2018 to protest about the threat to humour and free speech. This video is filled with inspiring bagpipe music which uplifts the spirit and made it a joy to participate in.

About protesters gathered in Leicester Square and marched on Downing Street to melodious bagpipe tunes. There was a friendly liaison with police, but the protesters  conveyed a strength of feeling about the UK political and legal establishment penalizing comedy and attacking those they think have committed hate speech.

Many bystanders voiced their support along the route.

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