UK Prime Minister "fucked dead pig" at college

UK Prime Minister David Cameron (Reuters)

We all make mistakes. Who can honestly say they haven't skullfucked the rotting corpse of a pig now and again? We were all British Prime Ministers once.

From the Daily Mail's serialization of a forthcoming biography:

But Cameron went a great deal further. He also got involved in the notorious Oxford dining society, the Piers Gaveston, named after the lover of Edward II, which specialises in bizarre rituals and sexual excess.

A distinguished Oxford contemporary claims Cameron once took part in an outrageous initiation ceremony at a Piers Gaveston event, involving a dead pig. His extraordinary suggestion is that the future PM inserted a private part of his anatomy into the animal’s mouth.

The source — himself an MP — first made the allegation out of the blue at a business dinner in June 2014. Lowering his voice, he claimed to have seen photographic evidence of this disgusting ritual.

My co-author Isabel Oakeshott and I initially assumed this was a joke. It was therefore a surprise when, some weeks later, the MP repeated the allegation.

A distinguished Oxford contemporary claims Cameron once took part in an outrageous initiation ceremony involving a dead pig while at university.

Some months later, he repeated it a third time, providing a little more detail. The pig’s head, he claimed, had been resting on the lap of a Piers Gaveston society member while Cameron performed the act.… Furthermore, there are a number of accounts of pigs’ heads at debauched parties in Cameron’s day.Facebook

Your guide to 2015 problems.

America: fucking pigs.
Britain: pig fuckers.

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  1. Why, I did enjoy Black Mirror. Thanks for asking.

  2. As a diligent professional, it would be my pleasure to issue such a correction.

  3. I was Prime Minister of a whole nation for Christ sakes, but you fuck one pig and that's what they remember you for!

  4. US politics seems to be one long attempt to disprove Moral Foundations theory. A sector of the electorate might claim to have an unshakable abhorrence of incest, say, or abortion -- founded on a visceral reaction, not merely reasoned out from ethical axioms -- but then when the wife of a favoured politician turns out to have had an abortion, or an alll-condemning moral spokesman turns out to have finger-raped his sisters, those voters are all "Oh never mind, God has forgiven." And in the UK, Cameron's supporters will believe whatever excuses or denials are made on his behalf, in order to go on supporting him.

    Moral Foundation theory is what happens if you forget all about cognitive dissonance, and believe every nimrods' and barmpots' protestations of their moral superiority.

  5. Oh yes. But the situation is complicated by all the other people who have received the word from authority that X is morally wrong, and resort to invoking 'disgust' as a rationale for what they are required to believe. For example, X = abortion, in the decades since religious leaders adopted blastocyte personhood as a rallying flag.
    A lot of people with authentic, visceral-reaction morality find it easy to adopt new authentic, visceral-reaction moral stances in as little time as it takes to do the paperwork.

    (I am ranting on about this as a response to having been exposed to Haidt's b.s. and bafflegab at a vulnerable age; nothing to do with the thread).

    Update: Shkreli on the Hedge-Fund-Manager thread inspires me with disgust and moral abhorrence.

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