Sex and Violence

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This is Front Page 2

Sunday, 1 April, 2018|0 Comments

Hi, I'm a naughty nurse, and I really need someone to talk to. $9.95 a minute. Who are those horrible orange men? Wow, you got that off the Internet? In my day, the [...]

This is a test of Nigels own news feed

Sunday, 1 April, 2018|0 Comments

Scum Nation is an irreverent, visual and personal site focusing solely on me, Nigel Wingrove and my thoughts on the world and the UK in particular. It also features examples of my imagery and art, [...]

I am curious, black – American Noir with a twist

Monday, 6 February, 2017|0 Comments

Eileen by Ottesa Moshfegh has sentences and passages that are quite simply breathtaking in their perfection. One after the other her words tantalise and tease. She never says too much, nor too little, they are [...]

ARE GIRLS ELECTRIC?

Monday, 23 January, 2017|0 Comments

"The Power" by Naomi Alderman is part science fiction, part thriller and part feminism reborn as a morality tale in which all power corrupts and absolute power corrupts most of all no matter the gender [...]

Another Post

Tuesday, 10 January, 2017|0 Comments

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Who ate all the pies!

Monday, 9 January, 2017|0 Comments

The answer of course is 'NotMe'spoken by a squeaky voiced Bunter, the fat 'owl' of the Remove. The Remove being the quarters of the third year pupils at Greyfriars School, the fictitious boarding school created [...]

Enemies of the People…

Thursday, 5 January, 2017|0 Comments

The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. Joseph Stalin When is european democracy not a democracy? When the citizens of its nation states go against the [...]

Petite Meller lands on Planet Gong!

Wednesday, 21 September, 2016|0 Comments

If bands could musically beget children then those children would, like their flesh and blood counterparts in the real world, display not just some of the musical characteristics of their  parents but probably some of [...]

Life, Love and Keeling Over

Sunday, 11 September, 2016|0 Comments

Hiromi Kawakami’s first English language book was called Strange Weather in Tokyo and published in 2014, (in Japan it was titled The Teacher’s Briefcase) and was a gentle, touching, almost surreal and dreamlike story of [...]

They are your children…

Monday, 29 August, 2016|0 Comments

These children that come at you with knives, they are your children - Charles Manson In 2019 it will be, amazingly, fifty years since Charles Manson’s band of hippy-dippy losers set about viciously murdering white [...]

GIRLS – SCREAMING AND DREAMING

Monday, 25 July, 2016|0 Comments

Without any planning and totally coincidentally I seemed to have beeen immersed in feminine, or rather female culture, both written and visually, over the last two days, with both genres, a book and a film, offering [...]

Je Suis……Memed Out

Wednesday, 23 March, 2016|0 Comments

About sixty minutes was all it took for 129 mainly young people to die and for another 352 to be wounded, their bodies raked by bullets and shrapnel, as Islamic fanatics, their hearts black with [...]

TRIGGER WARNING

Sunday, 18 January, 2015|0 Comments

Since the slaughter of nine cartoonists and journalists at the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo a huge amount of pious nonsense has been said and written about defending free speech and the [...]

JE SUIS….. NOTHING

Saturday, 10 January, 2015|0 Comments

Last year (2014) following the brutal abduction of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok, Borno by militant Islamist movement Boko Haram, (’Western education is forbidden’), President Obama’s wife Michelle posted a photograph of herself on twitter holding [...]

BLAND AS GRAND:

Thursday, 7 November, 2013|2 Comments

Vacuous celebrity driven consumerism and criminality repackaged as a cool lifestyle choice In the Bling Ring, Sophia Coppela's captivating take on a gang of real life teenage celebrity wannabes who steal from the young rich and [...]

Good Censor, Bad Censor

Sunday, 16 June, 2013|1 Comment

In a week that has seen both the condemnation of the US National Security Agency for surveying emails and other personal data worldwide, and major calls in the UK for the complete blocking of online [...]

RELIGION, RACE and RIGHTS: The three elephants in the room that the liberal West cannot, and will not see – a self inflicted blindness that if not challenged and stopped will eventually destroy us.

Monday, 3 June, 2013|1 Comment

The West's collective Establishment has been very busy of late minimising any damage to its multicultural agenda that could have been caused by the Boston bombings; the beheading and murder of a British soldier in [...]

Britain’s Got Cultural Stockholm Syndrome

Sunday, 15 April, 2012|6 Comments

For some time I've wondered how the UK's tolerant, inclusivity loving, diversity embracing, multiculturally aware, sexually outreaching and intolerant of intolerance establishment would deal with the inextricable march of Islamic fundamentalism and all that comes [...]

THE UGLIFICATION OF BEAUTY

Saturday, 31 December, 2011|1 Comment

On the 30th December I was walking past the National Portrait Gallery in central London and on a whim popped in to have a look at a new exhibition, The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize [...]

ON VOICEMAIL EVERYONE CAN HEAR YOUR SCREAMS

Tuesday, 2 August, 2011|0 Comments

Watching the hysteria and escalating media on media clusterfuck that was surrounding News International, and inparticular its founder Rupert Murdoch and his unfeasibly Pre-Raphaelitesque and now ex-Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks, over the last few weeks has been akin [...]

WikiLeaks: Secrets, Lies and Egos

Sunday, 27 February, 2011|0 Comments

This week, the pale-faced and reputedly rather smelly, Julian Assange, founder and champion of the website WikiLeaks, lost his battle to prevent his extradition to Sweden to face charges of rape and sexual assault. Assange, who [...]

LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 1848

Saturday, 19 February, 2011|1 Comment

In 1848, a revolution in France acted as a catalyst for a whole wave of uprisings and revolutions that erupted across Europe in its wake, with the year becoming known as the Springtime of the Peoples, the Spring [...]

SHOOTING THE MESSENGERS

Wednesday, 12 January, 2011|0 Comments

Few, if any, would condone the shooting and murder of six innocent people in Arizona on Saturday 9th January or the attempted murder of congresswomen Gabrielle Gifford by the deranged 22 year old Jared Loughner. Yet within [...]

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

Monday, 27 December, 2010|0 Comments

Ever since the failure of 2010’s general election to produce a clear winner and the unedifying sight of Gordon Brown desperately trying to cling on to power finally persuaded the Liberal Democrats to get into [...]

THE VAMPIRE’S LAST GASP

Sunday, 19 December, 2010|2 Comments

When I head the news late on Wednesday evening, the 15th December, that film director and writer Jean Rollin had died due to complications brought on by pneumonia I felt a mixture of disbelief, something [...]

SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL

Tuesday, 24 August, 2010|0 Comments

One can now add to that proverb, WRITE NO EVIL, if the ‘we’re all one society, appeasing, down-on-my-knees-begging-you-please, Islamic loving, inclusivity obsessed, multiculturally aware, touchy-feely, rightwing-hating, individual freedom go-to-hell, I care more than you care [...]

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

Tuesday, 17 August, 2010|0 Comments

Watching the news, reading the papers and seeing our politicians in the UK, in Europe and in the US could make one feel that the excitement and impending sense of economic doom predicted by so [...]

SCUM NATION 2 – EXTERMINATE

Wednesday, 4 August, 2010|1 Comment

Reading the UK’s newspapers one gets inured to the daily horror stories of some elderly woman being pummeled to death by some feckless thug, or how some one, some son, daughter, father, mother, has been [...]

BANG MY HO TO MAKE THE ECONOMY GO!

Friday, 16 July, 2010|0 Comments

At the very moment that European governments are nervously, tentatively and almost coquettishly beginning to strip themselves of the socialist and welfare trappings that have so burdened them with debt, so Obama’s America is beginning [...]

THE BLAND LEADING THE BLAND

Wednesday, 28 April, 2010|1 Comment

It says something about the state of the UK when over ten million of its adult population choose to spend an hour of their time watching three virtually identikit politicians regurgitate three almost interchangeable responses [...]

THE SILENCE OF THE SWANS

Thursday, 8 April, 2010|1 Comment

Nothing symbolises England more than the swan, the beautiful, graceful white bird that has been protected in law for over 400 years; a law that has, barring the odd violation, been upheld and respected by [...]

OOGLE ME

Monday, 15 March, 2010|0 Comments

The last few months have seen a growing clamour regarding the sexualizing of children by parents, by the media, by retailers, by the music industry and by children themselves. This 'clamour' has been evoked by journalists, [...]

TRIUMPH OF THE ILL

Monday, 1 March, 2010|0 Comments

The National Health service and the Welfare State have come to be used as interchangeable terms, and in the mouths of some people as terms of reproach. Why this is so is not difficult to [...]

IN EUROPE NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM

Wednesday, 10 February, 2010|0 Comments

Self-censorship is insidious, especially the kind of self-censorship that creeps into your consciousness unknowingly, unasked and unwelcome, like a disease that surreptitiously eats into your body and begins slowly to attack you from the inside. [...]

THE GREAT WAIL OF CHINA

Monday, 25 January, 2010|0 Comments

China has always been a mystery to the West. Ever since Marco Polo introduced Europeans to its charms in the 14th Century the West has been both captivated and horrified in equal measure. Whether by [...]

TANTRUMS IN THE MACHINE

Wednesday, 6 January, 2010|0 Comments

The dawn of 2010 and the ending of a year, especially the ending of a decade is most always a time for reflection. Thinking back to the beginning of the decade, things were very different. [...]

UNNATURAL ATTRACTION

Tuesday, 15 December, 2009|0 Comments

In Oscar Wilde’s story ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ the antihero makes a Faustian pact in which he keeps his beauty while a portrait of himself ages and also displays all the twisted marks that [...]

SCUM NATION

Friday, 16 October, 2009|0 Comments

Open any UK newspaper, log on, tune in, or whatever, and week in, week out, all year long, you’ll see story after story of some man, some son, someone who has been beaten, kicked, stabbed [...]

THY SHALT NOT OFFEND, EVER!

Wednesday, 30 September, 2009|0 Comments

Twenty years ago I made a short film, Visions of Ecstasy, which was refused a certificate for release on the grounds that it was potentially blasphemous, effectively banning the film and stopping it from ever [...]

THE AGE OF THE ELOI

Monday, 3 August, 2009|0 Comments

The soft, fluffy, cotton wool mindset that seems to have reduced most of the world's left/right political animals to a sort of sludge-brained Eloi have somehow convinced themselves and, seemingly, most of the population, that [...]

SPASTICS ELASTIC

Wednesday, 15 July, 2009|0 Comments

The reissuing of the book Art of the Nasty which Salvation originally published in 1998, which has now been revised and updated and published anew by FAB Press, has, along with the passing uncut of [...]

I VOTE, THEREFORE I AM

Monday, 22 June, 2009|0 Comments

The last few weeks have been historic for many reasons. In the UK, our main political parties have disgraced themselves so much that they may well have sown the seeds of their own destruction. Indeed, [...]

THE UK’S DEATH BY A THOUSAND LAWS

Tuesday, 14 April, 2009|0 Comments

The Chinese have many skills, amongst them is a greatness for intricate and delicate work, often creating incredibly fine and minute sculptures and carvings. However, in the past the Chinese also utilized their skills in [...]

I REALLY DO WANT TO HURT … MYSELF

Monday, 26 January, 2009|0 Comments

The sentencing of Boy George, former cross-dressing singer with Culture Club and persona extraordinaire who famously preferred 'a cup of tea to sex', this week sparked off for me a period of reflection, nostalgia and [...]