Football's governing bodies are considering the introduction of cultural lessons for foreign players as part of a series of measures to tackle the recent increase in racially related offences in the English game. The move is a direct reaction to the controversial racism case last year involving Liverpool's Luis Suarez, who was banned for eight games by the Football Association for racially abusing Manchester United player Patrice Evra. Suarez admitted calling Evra a "negrito" but claimed in his disciplinary hearing that this was not racist as it was a term widely used in his home country of Uruguay.We are England! We are the nobel heirs to the noble traditions of the Magna Carta: Freedom! Cultural tolerance! Individual Liberty! What do these words mean? Freedom means "We tell you what to say." Cultural tolerance means "We refuse to acknowledge that your culture is different. We forbid you to follow your own culture." Individual Liberty means Over to you, George. Oops, you're dead. So are we.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.