Quis favet ipso cultori?
Or "Who supports the Supporter?" (in the sense of "Who sucks up to the adoring fan?")
One of the problems when you have banned all your commenters for insufficient sycophancy is that nobody visits your site except to mine it for things to laugh at. Thus it is with <,a href="http://einekleinenichtmusik.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/uncle-jimmy-and-art-of-interior.html">Uncle Jimmy (BlairSupporter), who has decided to stop blogging.
Goodbye & Good Luck. Sorry.
As someone once said “it’s hard to let go”, but needs must. I need to earn a living and this ‘hobby’ is life-consuming.
Many thanks to all who have followed this blog for the last (almost) 6 years. But, priorities, priorities. My twitter account will also be closing. My apologies in particular go to Shane & the rest of the faithful Blairites (of all parties and none) that I have had the good fortune to have met online.
Once can tell that it's not simply a case of not having time, though, as one of Jimmy's last acts before bowing out was to mark the entire blog as "Private", meaning that it is inaccessible unless Jimmy has given you a password. (Nothing like keeping it to TrueBelievers, eh? That's why I haven't put a link to his site here: it would be of no use.) One might almost believe that Jimmy is ashamed of the vicious tripe he has written over the years, if shame were an emotion remotely familiar to a Blair acolyte. Fortunately, the magic of the Google cache permits posts to be read if you know how to look for them, so the last remaining point-and-guffaw post I had planned should still be achievable, if in a slightly more cumbersome way than if Jimmy had retained his toys in the pram before taking a nap. Watch this space.
For all that he has been a reliable source of ridiculous pomposity, hero-worship and utter brainlessness, I won't really miss BlairSupporter. Underneath the laughable outer layers was a thoroughly nasty individual who didn't believe non-whites could really be British, who considered his political opponents as non-human animals, who couldn't bring himself to condemn Anders Breivik for slaughtering "leftists" but who hurled abuse at anyone who showed insufficient regard for his favourite disgraced ex-PM. Someone who could obscenely defame a legal assistant for doing her job, and someone who equated socialism with homosexuality (and loathed both). Someone who hated democracy and the rule of law, and thought Britain would be best served by "right-thinking people" taking over the running of things. Someone who believed that freedom of the press meant freedom to lock up journalists, and that freedom of expression meant freedom to suppress all criticism.
If I believed for one moment that BlairSupporter was British (his ignorance of basic British history and his "birther" belief that President Obama was not born in the USA - a wholly American obsession as far as I am aware - make me highly sceptical of that claim) I would be ashamed to share a nationality with him. Simply sharing a species makes me feel vaguely unclean.
God knows what this sad simulacrum of a person will do instead of blogging, but I'm sure our gain will be America's loss. Or as Bonni Benstock-Intall, his favourite American neo-Nazi, would put it, "Buh-BYE!"