This is me, Eccles

This is me, Eccles
This is me, Eccles

Thursday, 3 January 2013

The Guardian: bringing dark desires to light

The Guardian newspaper has a circulation of approximately 200,000: this suggests that approximately 0.5-1% of the British population could be suffering from Guardophilia.

Grauniad logo

A logo used to attract Guardophiles. But are they dangerous?

Far from being the loathsome monsters as which they are normally portrayed, it has recently been suggested that Guardophiles are ordinary members of society, who simply need our moral support. It is true that you would not wish vulnerable people to be exposed to the Guardian, with its relentless diet of indecent and immoral articles, but there is little evidence that Guardian readers themselves are a serious danger to society.


A dodgy cartoon by Julius Streicher of the Guardian.

In these days of moral relativism, some say that the Guardian provides a valuable public service in giving ordinary people a vision of Hell, a place where the damned slave over their computers, churning out socialist propaganda on a daily basis.

Protection agencies are divided in their opinions as to whether exposure to the shocking material in the Guardian (for example, an atheist rant by Polly Toynbee) can cause permanent psychological damage. It is the view of Alan Rusbridger that many people survive the Guardian without too much emotional scarring, and that they are afterwards able to lead almost-normal lives.

Alan Rubbishtip

Alan Rusbridger: "Don't drive Guardian-readers underground!"

We can help keep people safe, Rusbridger argues, "by allowing Guardophiles to be ordinary members of society, with moral standards like everyone else," and by "respecting and valuing those Guardophiles who choose self-restraint." Only then will adults tempted to read revolting newspapers be able to be honest about their desires, and find support from the ordinary Telegraph-reading public.


  1. I have a confession to make. In my immature years I used to read the Guardian with some like-minded friends in the 6th-form common room. I'm ashamed of it now, though, and have been free of this vice for several years.

  2. darling eccles - surely Grauniad readers want to be under the ground becoz it is ecological, innit? xx Jess

  3. Despite the flippancy of your post, allow me, please, a few thoughts.

    Yes, of course, The Guardian is of the Left. No argument there. But on those rare occasions when the Left is on the right side, let us not resort to the usual Right/Left nonsense. Oddly, it is the Left (and of course many on the Right) who are fighting the tyranny evolving in Washington. Let us be grateful for that at least. And some on the Left are courageously pointing out the depredations of the Israeli government with regard to the historical inhabitants of Palestine - Muslim AND CHRISTIAN. Unless we are merely lapping up Israeli propaganda as spoon fed by the media, the Christian zionists and all the other usual suspects then we should try to learn by ourselves what is actually occurring in that sad land. We might begin by reading the words of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem.

    So, yes, by all means, point out the wrong-headed opinions of the Left, but try to be more discerning about it. Indeed, both the Left and the Right have serious issues. Or as the old French saying would have it, "My son, beware of the Right. But, my son, beware of the Left."

  4. Yeh Aged Parent,that's what I say.Beware and keep to the straight and narrow. I'm not being sarcastic. You are one of my favourite people. And absolutely I wish with you that more people would wake up to Israel's Misdeeds. Now Eccles since the Guardianphiles{they are sick} are such a tiny % of anything we should give them and the former Sohos their own city and build them a brand new church. You know The Unholy Church Of What's Happenin Now.