Friday, 22 October 2010

Andrew Gardener: Victim of Anglo Marriage 'a la mode'



Domestic abuse is a 'hot topic' in the MRA community these days. Why, at this very minute, Paul Elam and David Futrelle are engaged in torrid debate over the 'whys and wherefores' of domestic violence (check out 'A Voice for Men' on my Bloglist). Of course, their fascinating debate will grind on indefinitely, since both parties are dependent on social 'scientists' for their information, and sociology is not a science. Indeed, as my regular readers will know, sociology tends to attract extrovert-unstable personality types more interested in advancing personal agendas than seeking objective truth. In a few areas such as education or consumer behaviour, where vast amounts of published electronic data exist, sociology has some interpretive validity. However, domestic violence is not one of these areas (in fact, crime is not - most crime is not reported or recorded). I would submit that even the most rigorous sociological enquiry into this murky, ill-reported area can produced no conclusions not heavily inflected by the pre-existing assumptions of the researchers.

Given the limitations of sociological research, I prefer to follow Sir Karl Popper in my own methodology - that is, presenting a case that definitively refutes a prevailing climate of opinion. In the Anglosphere, 'women can do no wrong' is equivalent to the statement 'all swans are white': that is, universally accepted 'common sense'. The statement stands as valid until a black swan is found, whereupon it is either qualified or dismissed. Well, I'm sure Clare Nichols is quite sufficient to forever refute the Murdocratic assumption that all women are flawless:

TWO people are today starting life sentences after being found guilty of the brutal torture murder of a man at the home they shared in County Durham.


Clare Nicholls, 28, will serve a minimum 32 years for the torture and murder of her patrner Andrew Gardner and her brother, Simon Nicholls, 24, will serve a minimum 25 years. Her on-off lover Steven Martin, 44, is also facing a life term. He will be sentenced in February following the results of tests by a psychiatrist.

Mr Gardner’s battered and burnt body had more than 120 injuries on it when paramedics found him in his living room on March 13 last year. The 35-year-old had been starved, whipped, scalded, slashed, kicked and punched before he died in agony from a catalogue of horrific injuries.

Doctors found he had suffered 21 rib fractures and associated tissue damage as well as a fractured skull, bleeding on the brain and blood poisoning. Crude abuse had been scrawled on his back in nail varnish, and marks on his torso were described in court as “a grotesque game of noughts and crosses”.


His girlfriend, her brother and her former lover denied murder but were this afternoon convicted by a jury at the end of a harrowing three-week trial. Nicholls shook her head, laid it on a glass barrier in the dock and wept when the verdict was announced, but the two men showed no reaction.

The court heard how Clare Nicholls ruled the home in Arthur Street, Chilton, and how the men of the household were terrified of her temper. She repeatedly attacked Mr Gardner – the father of her youngest child – for what she saw as him being lazy or “stealing” food from the cupboards.

Some jurors wept during the trial as they heard how children saw the punishment beatings and, at times, were encouraged to join in.

Nicholls’ brother and Martin – an ex-lover who moved into the house three weeks before Mr Gardner’s death and reignited an affair – also helped. They later told police that Nicholls was the instigator and they were too frightened to stop the attacks in case she turned her violence towards them.


On March 13 last year, Simon Nicholls made a 999 call, saying Mr Gardner had returned home half-an-hour earlier and collapsed unconscious. He told paramedics that Mr Gardner said he had been beaten up by a gang while out for a walk, and was complaining about severe back pain. The story quickly raised doubts and police were called in, and a lengthy investigation followed – which resulted in the three being arrested.

A series of medical examinations showed that many of Mr Gardner’s injuries had been inflicted days – if not weeks or months – before he died. The suspects were released on bail, but were re-arrested and charged with murder in July when the results of the tests were received by police. Clare Nicholls pleaded guilty to manslaughter at the end of the prosecution case, but the plea was not accepted and she was forced into the witness box.



She confessed to inflicting “the best part” of Mr Gardner’s injuries, but also blamed her brother for some of the rib fractures and other beatings.

Martin was accused of “branding” Mr Gardner with a white-hot cigarette lighter, and scalding his feet and leg with boiling water from a kettle. He also owned up to repeatedly holding his lover’s boyfriend against a piping hot radiator for up to 20 seconds, causing three separate burns.

The court heard how the rib fractures were probably caused when former charity shop worker Nicholls jumped on her partner with her knees. A pathologist told the jury that the injuries were the kind usually associated with victims of car crashes or falls from “considerable” heights.

Prosecutors are seeking a 30-year starting point for the killers, but defence teams will argue this afternoon that the tariff should not be as high as that. The jurors who heard the harrowing details of Andrew Gardner's death will be spared jury service for the next 20 years.

Judge Peter Fox, QC, told the seven men and five women: "This has been a case of particular responsibility and heavy responsibility in its discharge. What I can decide and, indeed, pronounce my decision about, is to say as a reflection of my appreciation of the responsibility you have carried out, you are excused jury service for at least 20 years, with my thanks."

Source: the UK Northern Echo



Why did Mr Gardner not leave the abusive household? According to police, he 'adored' his young daughter. This was his main reason for remaining, although it ultimately meant his own death. Such is the current state of the Anglosphere: for maintaining the father's traditional protective role, a man can face ignominy and murder with the tacit approval of the state.

10 comments:

  1. "Why did Mr. gardner not leave the abusive household? According to police, he adored his young daughter."

    I suspect that what we really have in Gardiner's case, is a man who followed ideas like those promoted by Thomas Fleming to the letter. I would be willing to bet that Gardiner really was deluded enough to believe that he could work things out with this sociopathic Anglobitch and that, somehow, she would ultimately be impressed with his self-sacrifice.

    It's a really good portrait of where would-be white knights eventually end up. I've known plenty of them; though usually not murdered outright, mostly they wind up as mental cases, addicts, bankrupts, and occasionally, suicides.

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  2. This is scary! The media makes it look like anglo-american women can do no wrong.

    We all know anglo-american women make horrible marriage partners and are generally horrible people to begin with.

    Men in anglo-countries need to avoid anglo-women LIKE THE PLAGUE! Don't bred with them, just let them become extinct and the world will be a better place!

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  3. *It's a really good portrait of where would-be white knights eventually end up. I've known plenty of them; though usually not murdered outright, mostly they wind up as mental cases, addicts, bankrupts, and occasionally, suicides.*

    It occurs to me that many Anglo-American White Knights are sexual perverts who derive masochistic sexual pleasure from being thus abused. After all, the primary socialization of Anglo males involves being indoctrinated with misandrist contempt by schools, the media, high culture and so on. Perhaps certain males internalize this agenda so completely that mere White Knighting is not enough for them - nothing less than self-destruction will do. It would certainly be interesting to know what Fleming gets up to in his spare time.

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  4. I've traveled all across Central and South America, and one thing I've always admired is the mestizo attitude toward women, which is always upfront and unhindered in its expression by Western political correctness. Of course, this attitude is known as "machismo," which is the celebration of everything masculine and the denigration of everything feminine. Visiting numerous bars, caf├ęs, whorehouses and elsewhere across the continent, one can always hear comments such as "Las mujeres... solo quieren dinero, mucho dinero." Which is of course true, as the obvious economic dimension of female sexuality is an established anthropological/physiological fact; however, what is often so startling - and liberating for the repressed Westerner - about the admission of such sentiments is how the mestizos will publicly announce these politically incorrect notions without fear of repercussion.

    In Latin America, one can freely dominate, abuse, degrade and beat mestizas to one's hearts' content, without even so much as batting an eyelid or even raising an eyebrow. The message of machismo is all-pervasive: woman is truly inferior to man, unless of course, the mestiza is in the company of Anglo-Saxons or some other pussified Westerners, in which case it is the rules of the old medieval chivalry that apply. Indeed, one cannot freely dominate women in the Anglo-Saxon countries as one does in Latin America, with the exception of the more ruthless alpha males. Such a course of action, justified by biology and hundreds of years of machismo, would bring down the vengeance of the entire feminist-dominated Anglophone matriarchy upon one's head.

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  5. Rookh;

    I think there's truth in what you say about male masochism, in fact I've suspected as much for some time. Dating foreign women, for example, is a possibility for most of them; yet they keep returning to the Anglobitches for more abuse. This, even though there's plenty of objective evidence in the US showing that men who do have more stable lives and even marriages. You'll always hear from these men excuses instead of reasons for why they keep returning to the US dating scene.

    You're probably correct in surmising that this masochism stems from social conditioning. Many men had abusive mothers who ejected the father from the home; and practically all of us can remember a sadistic female teacher in our pasts. Add to this the constant anti-male guilt-tripping spewing out of the media and it's likely that a lot of these men have so internalized their sense of guilt so deeply that they feel a compulsion to atone for it--- all the way to self-immolation.

    I've often said that the US relationship scene is more like 'All Quiet on the Western Front' than the 'Quest for the Holy Grail'. Instead of knightly adventures and fulfilling masculinity in its highest sense; it's more like a bunch of guys charging out into the Meat Grinder to get their brains blown out for no reason at all. The difference being that the modern white knights charge out into No Man's Land voluntarily, even though they can't help but see how it's all going to end for them.

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  6. Rookh,

    I'm picturing good ol' Tommy Fleming being spanked and flogged by a dominatrix as I type this - but I digress.

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  7. Anyone interested should check out an article posted on the MRM blog 'The Spearhead' earlier this week. It seems Maureen Dowd---High Priestess of Anglobitch Amazons everywhere--- recently penned an article decrying the lack of chivalry among Anglo males! LOL!

    Dowd's incredible thesis is that abuse from females shouldn't be deterring males from their obligations to chivalrous deference to western women.

    Aside from furthering suspicions that Dowd is clinically insane; one must wonder again at the effect the Marriage Strike must be having throughout the Anglosphere if the authoress of "Are Men Necessary?" feels a need to throw in her weight on the alleged man shortage.

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  8. *You're probably correct in surmising that this masochism stems from social conditioning. Many men had abusive mothers who ejected the father from the home; and practically all of us can remember a sadistic female teacher in our pasts. Add to this the constant anti-male guilt-tripping spewing out of the media and it's likely that a lot of these men have so internalized their sense of guilt so deeply that they feel a compulsion to atone for it--- all the way to self-immolation.*

    Atop the masochism of the White Knights, female sadism has become a potent aspect of the damaged Anglo-American psycho-sexual dynamic. Anglo women seem to take conscious delight in male suffering, even to the extent of inflicting physical pain on men. The case of poor Michael Gilbert was highly instructional in this regard: both young women in the feral 'household' took delight in jumping and stamping on him, leading to his death. And of course, Andrew Gardener suffered a similar fate.

    It occurs to me that Anglo sexual relations now represent a perverse inversion of healthy normality. The conventional solar-lunar roles of the sexes are reversed in Anglo sexuality, so that the male's inherent penetrative dominance and the female's subordinate receptivity are both neutralised in the genderless vacuum of monolithic, consumerist puritanism.

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  9. *Dowd's incredible thesis is that abuse from females shouldn't be deterring males from their obligations to chivalrous deference to western women.*

    Having read the piece and studied her original article, I can only conclude that the 'mainstream media' are currently residing on another planet and completely detached from mainstream experience. Also, the quality of her article was exceedingly poor - there was no rational argument there.

    It is often said that the mainstream media is declining merely because the Internet exists. However, it occurs to me that such vapid journalistic offerings are now ranged against blogs and websites maintained by people with higher IQs from scientific and academic backgrounds, and suffering badly in the comparison.

    *one must wonder again at the effect the Marriage Strike must be having throughout the Anglosphere if the authoress of "Are Men Necessary?" feels a need to throw in her weight on the alleged man shortage*

    From an autopoietic perspective, the complex entity known as feminism is starting to experience extreme environmental perturbations - the withdrawal of male consent from Anglo-American culture. This hysteria is just a spontaneous defensive reaction.

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  10. Rookh,

    That's an important point about female sadism, in fact, that's also what struck me about Dowd's article. Sifting through her incoherent arguments, what she seemed to be saying was that female abuse was something that 'real men' should find desirable.

    I might be reading more into it than was actually there: Dowd writes about like a schizophrenic speaks; and it's difficult to make any sense of what she says at all.

    Nonetheless, I think there's a possible connection between escalating female acts of aggression against males and harridans like Dowd's wailing about supposed 'man shortages'. It goes back, I think, to some of our discussions about the Anglo idolatry/ deification of the female; there's an element of 'divine wrath' in these recent violent outbreaks; as if the would-be Anglo-goddesses are wreaking vengence on their apostate male servants.

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