Diary Blog, 7 February 2023

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[painting by Roman Bozhkov]

On this day a year ago

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…and the main reason that “Jack Monroe” is not “poor” is because (as of today) 498 utter mugs are still each sending her between £3.50 and £44 a month in cash; tens of thousands of pounds per month in toto.

This is an idea I have discussed in the past on the blog: Russia to absorb the part of Ukraine (about or nearly half, ignoring Crimea) which lies east of the Dnieper river; the present regime in Kiev to move to Lvov and rule from there the west and southwest of Ukraine.

Kiev is a problem, lying as it does on the Dnieper. It is historically bound to Russia (after all, Ukraine as a state only goes back to 1991), but its status is unlikely to be agreed upon. Its (pre-war) population of 3M is about 8% or more of the whole population of the Ukraine.; it is the 7th-biggest city in Europe.

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If you have not worked out yet that Paul Mason (part-Jew, and part of the System propaganda output) is not anything other than a fake “revolutionary” or “radical”, then look again. Yes, he wants Labour to increase defence spending, now that the NWO project in Ukraine is ongoing

Not that I oppose defence spending, in principle, but it matters what it is for…

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I may be wrong but suspect that tweeter “@FauxArmz” is one of the many “Jack Monroe” “sock accounts”.

Quite. I have blogged about that case previously, and more than once. Katie Hopkins was very silly and (like quite a few people) think that money spent on (good) legal advice is wasted…

As for “Jack Monroe” and her self-publicizing solicitor, see (eg) https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/11/update-re-mark-lewis-lawyer-questions-are-raised/.

The mere fact that someone as stupid, uncultured, and (in any real sense) uneducated as Liz Truss could hold the status, first as Foreign Secretary (under “Boris”-idiot), then actually as (or posing as) Prime Minister, should tell us very directly how broken the whole political and governmental system of the UK has become. The same is true when you look at her Chancellor of the Exchequer, Woollyhead Trussbanger (Kwasi Kwarteng).

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[Stalingrad 1943]

Diary Blog, 6 February 2023

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[Troy Caperton, Winter Fen]

On this day a year ago

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Typical. A three-car black family and yet they live in a cheap tract home in a soulless development, with scarcely a tree or bush in sight. Not that they care, because that is the way they are.

The Tom Harwood character is a ghastly little careerist moneygrubber who is quite plainly not even (credible) “controlled opposition” but just an obvious enemy of the British people and of Europe’s future. People like that are a menace and [redacted].

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The NWO is desperate, desperate to prolong the war.

…and, almost 9 months since “Jack Monroe” threatened defamation action against Con Party MP, Lee Anderson, as well as against commentator Martin Daubney and others, nothing has happened, except “Jack Monroe” occasionally threatening less prominent tweeters with the same. She is not, of course, “a man of straw”, but a kind of “woman or binary something or other of straw”…oh, and her (at least, at one time) Jew-Zionist lawyer, Israel-based Mark Lewis, has as yet not emerged from his kennel to bark at anyone in respect of “Jack Monroe”.

From the newspapers

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/nostalgia/welsh-composer-who-unmasked-secret-15078392

Interesting tale, and Leigh Vaughan-Henry sounds like a good fellow, though I doubt that Wales Online can be taken automatically as accurate, in view of the fact that that particular report has a photo of the MI6/SIS HQ building in London captioned as “the MI5 building at Vauxhall, London“…

As a matter of fact, I am just now reading the book on which that report is based and, having almost finished it, can recommend it as a fairly good read, though the author does tend to let his personal views intrude now and then. Also, he does not examine in the round some aspects of why people did this or that at such a period of modern history.

See also: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/sep/09/tim-tate-hitlers-british-traitors-elizabeth-lowry-dark-water-philip-pullman-la-belle-sauvage-reviews

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[central Warsaw in ruins, 1940s]

If I am not mistaken, that photo of wartime Warsaw shows the main square in the Old Town quarter of the city, which I recall well from 1988 and 1989, when I visited Poland a few times. In 1988, I visited a famous Polish restaurant, the Bazyliszek (Basilisk), a couple of times, once for dinner (I think— that was, after all, 35 years ago), and once for a drink at the bar. That restaurant was in a building near one of the corners of the square.

The square, painstakingly reconstructed in the postwar era from old plans and photographs, now looks as it did before the damage done during WW2 (mainly in 1939 and 1944):

[Warsaw Old Town Market Square, 1945]

Human beings are remarkably resilient, a fact which I examined in a blog post a few years ago: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/26/the-tide-is-coming-in-reflections-on-the-possible-end-of-our-present-civilization-and-what-might-follow/.

It would be far better to avoid even worse and more widespread devastation in Europe today than to repeat such terrible occurences, but the levers of power are often in the hands of reckless and/or stupid and/or evil “leaders”. You only have to think that Liz Truss, that very mediocre and uneducated woman, was actually Prime Minister of the UK for a short while. Anything might have happened. It still might.

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Most of the notionally “independent” African states slid to chaos, corruption and civil war quite quickly after they ceased to be colonies. Why? Because the blacks were incapable of organizing anything once white (i.e. European) people left. There are many examples: Congo/Zaire, Ghana, Nigeria, Somalia, Tanganyika/Tanzania, Zambia etc.

More recently (from 1980) Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, which I myself saw prior to that, in 1977. It continued to function, up to a point, for several years, because a small proportion of the population was still European. Then most left, leaving Zimbabwe a swamp of corruption and near-chaos.

South Africa at one time (1911) had 22% of its population European; by 2010, that had shrunk to 8.9%, and may now be as low as 5%. The black population, under European/white rule, exploded in the 20thC.

After the whites of South Africa gave up their leading role in 1994, they have come to understand that, under black rule, there is no decent life for white people. Many have emigrated; others work overseas while keeping a home of some sort in South Africa. I used to talk at breakfast with a group of South African doctors who worked in the NHS at Exeter (UK) and other places, and who used to stay, as I did at times, at a farmhouse B&B in Devon.

It is not just a question of government. White Europeans ran everything else in the old South Africa. Now, most official posts are in the hands of blacks. Look at the results.

Cape Town very nearly ran out of drinking water (indeed, all water) a few years ago, because the African rulers and administrators had not prepared for drought: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Town_water_crisis. The city was saved only by persistent heavy rain just at the time of greatest crisis; by chance or fate, in other words.

Now we see that South Africa is running short of electricity, in a country where solar power should surely have a leading role.

In other words, South Africa is going (as I always knew it would) the same way as the rest of Africa, though more gradually.

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Diary Blog, 5 February 2023

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[painting by Joyce Norwood]

On this day a year ago

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That idiot is such a hypocrite that he probably does not know that he is a hypocrite.


Incidentally, reading Clooney’s entry in Wikipedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Clooney], I realized that I have seen not one film or TV series featuring him. That must be why I was puzzled, many years ago, when I kept hearing things about him on the TV; I was thinking “George Clooney? Who’s that?“.

He has good taste in domestic property, though. His house on a river island at Sonning, Berkshire, is very classic (Georgian), and in a beautiful location across the Thames from some of the grounds of the school I unwillingly attended in the nearly 4 years 1970-1973; and his house on Lake Como, in the Italian Lakes region, is also beautiful and in a beautiful place.

The evil and yet idiotic “SAGE” “scientists”, msm “me too” groupthinkers, and UK “health” bureaucrats would have been right at home in early Renaissance Italy, insisting that the Sun goes around the Earth and describing the truth as “heresy”.

State “quiet killing” of hundreds of thousands of elderly people thought of, by the State, by ministers and by most MPs, as simply “surplus to requirements”.

I examined some of the history of “democracy” a few years ago: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/15/has-parliamentary-democracy-as-we-have-known-it-until-now-had-its-day-in-the-uk/.

“Jack Monroe” attracts the very worst supporters on Twitter, perhaps even worse than the “FBPE” loonies. Her core “constituency” is not “the poor”, but the unpleasant and/or mentally-disturbed.

I think that there are at least half a dozen regular “Jack Monroe” Twitter “sock accounts” regularly posting while she pretends to be “taking (another) rest from Twitter”.

It took me a while to realize the extent of it, but my opinion now is that “Jack Monroe” is, or has become, an outright fraud.

Incidentally, the new book by “Jack Monroe”, Thrifty Kitchen (which seems to consist, judging from what one reads in the msm and on Twitter, of recipes from the BBC and other sources already available for free online), is not selling.

At present, according to the Amazon Book Sales Calculator, only a few dozen copies a day, if that (about 600 per month) are being sold on Amazon (which must be the major outlet). In fact, nearly new copies (the book was only released a few weeks ago) are available on Amazon for as little as £7.

I was interested to see the reviews on Amazon. The 5* ones (about 70%), may or may not be genuine, and have only a handful of up-votes each, suspiciously, whereas the 20% of reviews awarding only 1* (with some wishing that they could award zero stars) have hundreds of up-votes: 400, 500, or more. Telling.

All the same, 498 utter mugs are still signed up on Patreon to send her a total of between £1,743 and £21,912 per month (probably in the region of about £5,000, realistically). The very silly, or outright loonies, I should imagine.

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Bortkiewicz]

That composer, of whom I had never heard until today, seems to have been one of the millions displaced by the large-scale disruptions and dislocations of the 20th Century.

Stray thought about the NHS

I suppose that, as usual, I have to preface my remarks by repeating that I do favour the core principle of the NHS, i.e. that it should be free at point of use.

Beyond that, I was just trying to think of any other service or product which is defended mainly on the ground that it is free or cheap. Air travel using “low-cost” rubbish airlines, such as Ryanair? I suppose that that is one.

I understand that what people do is pay a ludicrously-small amount (eg £50, £20, or even £10) each way for the flight, but then have to accept that everything usually provided gratis is charged for, and that the flight will land a long way from where you really want to go, such as “Paris Beauvais” airport (Beauvais is 55 miles from Paris) or, I think in the past, even “Paris Amiens” airport (Amiens is 160 miles from Paris by road or rail).

Still, I see the point. Hard to complain about £10 each way London (Stansted) to/from La Rochelle, even if the service etc is near rock-bottom (though I concede that I myself have never used Ryanair). Incidentally, La Rochelle Airport is right by the city.

Ryanair is very successful, so people obviously buy into the concept at the prices on offer. See also: https://www.ryanair.com/flights/gb/en/flights-to-france.

What else do people accept almost purely on the basis that it costs little? Not much, I think. State primary and secondary education? Possibly.

Still, Ryanair flights do arrive as promised, much of the time. Can the same be said of the NHS? I fear not, or often not, these days.

No-one (except perhaps the ultra-wealthy) wants to swap the NHS for an American-style system, but there are alternative systems that might be examined. What is not helpful is for people to shout out meaningless slogans about “our NHS” etc, to refuse to see what a poor service it is often —not always— offering now, and to refuse to think about how (beyond simply funding it better) the NHS might be improved.

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Interesting. Is that a ploy to get “Boris”-idiot back? Or maybe some of them want sinister “let’s bomb Russia” candidate Tobias Ellwood as PM. That would solve all our problems— permanently…

While it is true that Labour are only popular by default, in a basically unfree and binary system, they are still well ahead at present.

I am not so sure that the Conservative Party might not be electorally better-off ditching the Indian money-juggler, and even going back to “Boris”-idiot, but better not that latter; they really need someone relatively untainted, and someone British/English, i.e. not non-white. That might not save them completely re. the next general election, but it might be enough to produce a hung Parliament.

I sense that Labour is, even in these conditions of shambolic incompetence in government, not truly “popular”, but many people are becoming desperate for something. If only there were a proper social-national party, credible and organized, but there is none.

A new Conservative Party leader would mean yet another unmandated or unvalidated PM, the fourth since 2015 (or fifth, if you include the first two years of “Boris”-idiot). What price “democracy”?

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[outside Reichskanzlei, Berlin, May 1945]

Diary Blog, 4 February 2023

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On this day a year ago

Saturday quiz

Well, this week brings another victory over political journalist John Rentoul: Rentoul scored 6/10, whereas I managed 8/10. I did not know the answers to questions 1 and 5.

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Greta Nut is another complete fake, as well as being completely idiotic.

Well, it’s just a phrase and, after all, Nick Robinson is a half-Jew himself. I am not a meat-eater, but recognize that some people want it, just as a cat needs meat.

Naive tweeter “@clairebubblepop” thinks that scammer “Jack Monroe”, trade unionist Mick Lynch, wealthy TV face Carol Vorderman, and even multimillionaire Jewish “MoneySavingExpert” Martin Lewis, are all “fighting for change“. Frankly, I doubt it. Not in any really substantial way. Some may want some changes in society, but not in any truly radical way, in my opinion.

(((Termite))).

Very much in evidence during the “panicdemic”. Society split pretty much in half, and that split, though now half-forgotten, is still there, and will always now be there.

“Loony tunes”

Two brief experiences of the low-level craziness brought into being, or encouraged, by the virtue-signalling society in which we now exist:

  1. Yesterday, on TV news, I think BBC, a story about the energy crisis in the UK. The reporter went into a cold, dark, unlit, unheated house to talk to a weird-looking middleaged woman sitting wrapped head to toes in a blanket. My first thought was “virtue-signalling loony” and (quelle surprise), what did the blanket-wrapped loon say, when asked about retail costs of heating and lighting? “I’m not worried about the money…it’s not about the money“… in other words, the crazed bitch was making a screwed-up point about “Ukraine”, and Russia, and “eco”-something-or-other.

In other words, that woman was not being forced into sitting in the cold and dark, but was doing it because she wanted to both feel “virtuous” and also to be seen on the BBC doing it. What a crazie! A form of contemporary self-flagellation, like “refugees welcome” idiocy (which she probably also supports).

2. This morning, I was just buying a few lottery tickets somewhere when a very fat young woman wearing a cloth facemask came up to the cash till and paid for a takeaway coffee.

Did she not get the memo? Facemasks are so 2021. She reminded me of the cartoon below, featuring an older version:

Admittedly, the silly creature did not say anything to the shop people, or to me, but I would bet, 100%, that she was just the type that used to behave like that during the “panicdemic” of 2020-2021.

From the newspapers

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/feb/04/ukraine-special-forces-russia-border

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/uk-news-weekend-features-project/article-11697199/Britains-BIGGEST-prison-built-near-Jamie-Olivers-6M-mansion.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/columnists/article-11711977/PLATELLS-PEOPLE-Yorkshire-REALLY-worse-Afghans-life-Taliban.html.

Send them back to Afghanistan, or at least to Pakistan (with a £20 a week stipend, if necessary to buy off criticism).

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Re. “Jack Monroe”:

…and this old (American) favourite:

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Simplistic. Not entirely wrong, but not quite right either.

“Extreme Jewish jungle cult”

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/former-victim-who-escaped-jungle-29131595.

“A former member of an extreme Jewish jungle cult that has been accused of child sex abuse has spoken of its warped teachings – including plans for mass slaughter should outside authorities intervene.”

[Daily Mirror].

“Putin is buzzed by UFOs”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11712785/Putin-buzzed-colour-changing-UFO-spotted-makes-speech-threatening-nuclear-war.html.

Some as yet unknown American secret weapon, or creatures from another planet?

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philipp_Scharwenka]
[Arnold Bocklin, Villa by the Sea]

Diary Blog, 3 February 2023

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[painting by Volegov]

On this day a year ago

Great Continental Rail Journeys

Was just watching one of those Michael Portillo rail journeys on TV, Vienna to Trieste. Interesting. Vienna railway station looks better now than the old one that I saw a couple of times in the 1980s.

More interesting to me was when Portillo mentioned that, in the several decades before the First World War, the population of Vienna had increased by 5x, but that the Jewish population of Vienna had increased by no less than 35x! That explains much.

The six cities of Europe with the greatest (absolute) numbers of Jews today (as of a couple of years ago) are Paris, Moscow, London, Kiev, Budapest, and Marseilles. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_population_by_city.

From the newspapers

https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/23295326.newport-cousins-knocked-man-brutal-city-centre-attack/.

[“Newport cousins“]

“TWO thugs left a man unconscious after they kicked, punched and stamped on him as he lay helpless on the floor during a brutal city centre assault.

[South Wales Argus]

“Diversity”; our wonderful multikulti society…

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11707959/Lockdown-fallout-pushes-UK-economy-perma-stagnation-Bank-England-warns-tax-burden.html.

Well, there’s a surprise (not).

Apart from anything else, older British people do not want to work for rubbish pay or, if on better pay, to be taxed through the nose so that money in huge amounts can be wasted on the sort of rubbish we saw during the “panicdemic” of 2020-2021, or on migrant-invaders posing as “refugees”, or on any other rubbish.

I agree with them (though I am now 66 anyway): I say— live on a lower spend-level, re-evaluate, live (as far as you can) off-grid (or at least cut off from the HMRC, DWP, professional and other leeches such as lawyers, accountants, estate agents etc), and plot the end of this society while seeding a new one.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11709517/Russian-casualties-Ukraine-nearing-200-000-officials-say.html

The city [Bakhmut] sits on an important confluence of supply routes and, when fighting started at least, was seen as a vital staging point for assaults further into Donbas – particularly the nearby cities of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk.

Now, though, the battle is more symbolic than practical. Most analysts agree the blood price that Russia has paid trying to take Bakhmut – thought to be more than 100 troops per day – is not worth the value of capturing it.

[Daily Mail]

Perhaps but, if that city is so unimportant, why are the Kiev-regime forces also trying so hard to win there —at the cost of a similar number of casualties, probably— ?

[state of play as of 2-3 February 2023]

Kiev remains the jewel in the crown. If Russia can take Kiev and Kharkov, the war will be almost over. Maybe later this year.

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As I predicted, “Jack Monroe” will soon be supported only by loonies and the terminally naive.

Assuming that tweeter “@DaveMayhem” is not, er, “Jack Monroe” herself (she uses dozens of fake Twitter accounts).

In a way, the whole “Jack Monroe” thing has become a quite clever near-fraud, which has extracted rather large amounts of money overall.

Incidentally, that “DaveMayhem” tweeter (“Jack”?) uses the irritating Americanism “hate on“, rather than simple “hate“. Another black mark.

I have no idea whether “@ChrissieClarky” is another “Jack Monroe “sock account” or just another pro-“Jack Monroe oddity. Birds of a feather flock together, after all.

Actually, the “mental health” defence is quite clever because, first of all, it enables “Jack Monroe” to do more or less as she pleases— take money from the naive and well-meaning, drink herself silly, take drugs, spend money (mostly donated) like a drunken sailor etc; secondly, it gives a “reason” for the above defaults and, thirdly, makes any critics (or even those just trying to get their money back) seem like “bullies” and “trolls”.

When “Jack Monroe” closes down her Twitter account (as she has done at least three times even in the last few months) her supporters blame “trolls“, “bullies” etc, rather than noticing that, that way, she can avoid answering embarrassing questions about her extraction and misuse of money…

I see plenty of the well-meaning saying that “Jack Monroe” should stay off Twitter, and/or get “help”. Why would she do that? It has been Twitter, and her whole social media facade, that (together with msm promotion) has built her “career” as a supposed champion of the food-poor, and has given her (via Patreon etc) an income of —at least— several thousand pounds a month and possibly as much as £40,000 a month, but probably around £6,000 a month.

There were at one time 800 “mugs” paying “Jack Monroe” between £3.50 and £44 a month via Patreon alone! Partly due to Jewish TV cook Nigella Lawson’s promotion of her; Jay Rayner, the Jewish restaurant critic, was also applauding her at one time, but seems to have belatedly seen the light in recent months.

Even at time of writing today, 497 utter mugs are still signed up to her Patreon “grift”. That is actually a couple more than yesterday! Average (?) £10 a month = about £5,000 a month. A “nice little earner”…

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Expect (even more) pervasive shambolic maladministration, uncontrolled embezzlement, and rampant corruption.

The chief of demons, he casts out demons“…

#Zelensky.

Discuss…

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[painting by Jack Vettriano]

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Back in May 2022, “Bootstrap Cook” was threatening all and sundry (including MP Lee Anderson) with her Jewish lawyer, but since then the lawyer in question (Mark Lewis), who may or may not be retained at present, has not emerged from his kennel to bark at anyone, at least not publicly, and it is now pretty obvious that, despite more “Jack Monroe” Twitter lies from time to time, Lee Anderson and Martin Daubney are not going to be sued by her.

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/11/update-re-mark-lewis-lawyer-questions-are-raised/

Peel away the lies from “Jack Monroe” and there is nothing left, it seems.

More fake “refugees” (migrant-invaders)

So the biggest groups are Albanians and Indians now? Are any of the bastards arriving in rubber boats even arguably “refugees”? I doubt it.

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Partly true, though not the full picture. There is too much housebuilding, especially in the south of England; there is too much pesticide/herbicide use; the water companies are a disgrace; there is still a push for ever-more-intensive farming.

That stupid bastard, Tobias Ellwood, will not be happy until the UK is a stinking radioactive ruin.

I begin to think, looking at him now, that he is possibly part-Jew; not sure.

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Diary Blog, 2 February 2023

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On this day a year ago

“Excess deaths”

Well worth watching.

A combination of the crazy “lockdown” “strategy”, and the dangerous and untested “vaccine”(s); the facemask nonsense too.

New book

Happened to see, on Sky News, the Chief Economics Correspondent of the Financial Times, a Jew called Wolf (I missed the first name), who has a book out about capitalism and democracy. It sounded interesting, from what he was saying.

The presenter somehow managed to bring in “holocaust” “denial” (historical revision), though the author did not seem to want to dwell on that. I wonder how many people were thinking “how is the present state of the world and Europe the fault of so-called holocaust deniers?“; I certainly was. A side-issue at best.

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Load up“…

The System would rather people freeze to death, or from the side-effects of slow hypothermia, than burn the “wrong” sort of fuel.

The present world culture, based on Europe and on European implants elsewhere (USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, much of South America etc), is dying, not with a bang but with a prolonged whimper. Indeed, it may be that only a bang, or a series of bangs, will save us from annihilation as a culture, and as white European people(s).

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[the Cam at Cambridge]
[the Great Wall of China]

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The “Jack Monroe” situation becomes ever more ridiculous! The latest apparent supporter dines (or has done at least once or twice) at the Ivy!

BTW, the apparently “excellent” lobster linguine costs £29…see https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g186338-d12527182-r725887796-The_Ivy_City_Garden-London_England.html.

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ivy_(UK).

Who is that “Jack Monroe” supporter? Her Twitter profile: “Strategic Leader/Transformation Director. Ambassador @FiMTrust, Board Member 15yrs @actnforchildren #boycottyourbed Opinions my own and I’m on the left!“…

OK…

Another one who is far from “poor” or “struggling“, of course.

Seems that today’s “Jack Monroe” distraction tactic is “what is your favourite pasta dish?“. In the language of the 1950s, “don’t the mugs ever twig?“— seems not, though her Patreon “grift” is ebbing away: months ago, 800+ mugs were sending her money monthly, after Jewish TV cook Nigella Lawson promoted her; that number reduced to 636 after her dishonesty etc was exposed to the light more, then 522 (yesterday). Today— 495.

Her lying is truly pathological, it seems.

I repeat, do the mugs really believe her nonsense?

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True, in a sense, but we have a moral duty to protect the vulnerable, including those unable to see that they are being ripped off. We may not be able to protect them, but we must try.

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I “predict” that, in the end, “Jack Monroe” will be “supported” and/or funded (via Patreon etc) only by a small minority consisting of the mentally-unwell and/or obsessives and/or well-meaning “mugs” aged over 60.

(ps. not that I dislike people over 60 years of age…after all, I myself am 66 —not “666“, though, despite my full name adding up to that number under one system of numerology!).

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It will be on something like The X Factor next year…

#Diversity…

As for me, “I’m lovin’ it!“…

Very true. If the UK were to re-establish trading relationships with Russia, and withdraw from NATO, Russia would supply us with gas at knockdown prices. Result? An end to cold homes in the UK, and a boost for British industry.

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[Elstead Bridge, Surrey]

Diary Blog, 1 February 2023

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[https://iro.uiowa.edu/esploro/outputs/doctoral/Countess-conductor-pioneer-Lady-Radnor-and/9983776782802771; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubert_Parry]

On this day a year ago

What I predicted, a year ago, as a kind of microchip police state, though not yet with us (partly because of the brave “anti-vaxx” resistance of many) is still the System game-plan, together with all the “eat insects”, “15-minute-cities” stuff, and the rest. The System is looking for another opportunity, as happened with the Chinese virus, to push it all forward together.

We see apparently unconnected phenomena which are in fact, all part of a strategy. Major banks in the UK shutting down their branches (and so promoting online remote-access-only for customers); also, the major supermarkets reducing the number of tills where people can pay in cash, and promoting the self-service checkouts (where you cannot pay without a credit or debit card).

Take a look at the Neil Oliver tweet below on this blog.

The “Jack Monroe” situation continues

All very true. As others have tweeted, “Jack Monroe” “cleanses her Twitter timeline” by engaging with her supportive mugs on distractive topics (favourite ice-cream, cats, dogs, antiques, painting walls, whatever), to drown out the tweets of those who have exposed her behaviour and activities.

“Jack Monroe” must be quietly smug to see that, even though the msm and “celebrities” have now almost all dropped her like a hot stone, there are still hundreds of brainless mugs willing not only to tweet meaningless messages of fake or other “supportive” “concern” to her but even to continue to send money to her. As of today, 636 utter mugs are still signed up to her Patreon “grift”, giving her thousands of pounds a month for nothing.

Against stupidity, even the gods struggle in vain” [Schiller, Die Jungfrau von Orleans].

[Update, same day: Patreon now gives the number of “Jack Monroe” mugs as 522, not 636, so it seems that quite a few are, albeit belatedly, waking up to the scam].

I was looking at the tweets of those now “supporting” “Jack Monroe” on Twitter: almost all 50-75 years old, seemingly all white people; some supporting her because of her supposed “non-binary” lifestyle; quite a few seemingly mentally odd or disturbed. No young people, no ethnic minorities. Ironic, in a way, looking at her pronouncements over the years.

I think that the “Jack Monroe” scam will be an interesting, if minor, footnote to the future socio-cultural history of Britain in the 2010-2023(?) era.

An interesting and unusual take on the “Jack Monroe” scam.

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As for me, what always strikes me on encountering (admittedly only rarely) schoolteachers, or (much more often) seeing them on TV quiz shows etc, is the huge ignorance of almost all of them.

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Diary Blog, 31 January 2023

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On this day a year ago

If I say so myself, my January 2022 analysis re. Ukraine has held up quite well, overall.

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God help anyone on the receiving end of that.

And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God.”

[Revelation 19:17]

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The human cost of war is terrible— on both sides.

Reminiscent of the exploits of Michael Wittman after the Normandy Landings in 1944:

Michael Wittmann (22 April 1914 – 8 August 1944) was a German Waffen-SS tank commander during the Second World War. He is known for his ambush of elements of the British 7th Armored Division during the Battle of Villers-Bocage on 13 June 1944. While in command of a Tiger I tank, Wittmann destroyed up to 14 tanks, 15 personnel carriers and two anti-tank guns within 15 minutes for the loss of his own tank…Wittmann became a cult figure after the war thanks to his accomplishments as a “panzer ace” (a highly decorated tank commander), part of the portrayal of the Waffen-SS in popular culture.”

[Wikipedia]

[Waffen SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer Michael Wittman in May 1944]

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From the newspapers

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11696363/Paperchase-plunges-administration-failing-buyer.html.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11695503/Britain-faces-G7-country-recession-year.html

Did you get that, Sunak, “Boris”-idiot, Woollyhead Trussbanger (Kwarteng), Ben Wallace, Tobias Ellwood, Jeremy Hunt etc? Britain is doing worse than Russia

Meanwhile, the UK’s popular Press and TV outlets are replete with rich Jew know-alls such as Martin Lewis telling British people how to keep warm— by covering their windows with clingfilm and/or wearing heavy clothing indoors. Pathetic. Pathetic society, pathetic “Government”, pathetic “Opposition”.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11695545/UK-scores-WORST-score-global-corruption-report.html

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[German 16th Century, Three Couples in a Circle Dance, c. 1515, pen and brown ink with watercolor on laid paper, Rosenwald Collection 1964.8.1767]

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The System parties are already trying to introduce it into UK cities such as Oxford.

Mugs” is the mildest description for “Jack Monroe” fans.

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Diary Blog, 30 January 2023, including thoughts about “Lobsang Rampa”, and about Idaho

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[painting by Volegov]

On this day a year ago

My view of Liz Truss, published a year ago when she was Foreign Secretary, amuses me, looking back now, months after she was —disastrously— “Prime Minister” for a few weeks.

From the newspapers

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11690425/US-general-warns-British-Army-no-longer-regarded-level-fighting-force-sources-say.html

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has reportedly been told by a senior US general that the British army is no longer considered a top-level fighting force.

Decades of cuts are said to have led to a decline in war-fighting capability, which needs to be reversed faster than planned in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Bottom line… it’s an entire service unable to protect the UK and our allies for a decade,’ one defence source said.”

[Daily Mail/Sky News]

  • The army would run out of ammunition ‘in a few days’ if needed to fight.
  • The UK couldn’t defend its skies against the level of missile strikes Ukraine is enduring.
  • It would take at least five years for the army to be ready with a war-fighting division of 25,000 to 30,000 troops, supported by tanks, artillery and helicopters.
  • Around 30% of UK forces on high readiness are reservists, unable to mobilise within NATO timelines.
  • Most army vehicles, including tanks, were built 30 to 60 years ago with replacements not due for years.”

[Daily Mail]

Defend” from what? “Defend” from whom? The historical and/or traditional enemies of the UK —France, Germany, Spain, Denmark— are now not enemies and unlikely to replay that role.

Forget “allies“, if by that is meant any states, in Eastern Europe etc, “allies” by reason only of belonging to NATO. They are not really “allies” at all.

The only System-suggested “enemy” on the horizon is Russia, anyway. The old Soviet Union was a genuine threat, to the UK, to the whole of Western Europe. The new Russia cannot even (yet) defeat the forces of Ukraine, let alone mount an attack on NATO territory, which would involve fighting the armies and airforces of the Baltic states, Poland, Germany, and France, among others, long before Russian forces got to within any close distance to the UK.

Apart from that, the whole Soviet ideology was (overall) aggressive and expansionist (they claimed not, and that they were mainly or entirely defensive). It might be more accurate to say that the Soviet political protocol was defensive, but that their military protocols were mainly geared to the swiftly offensive.

Whatever the truth of that, the fact is that the Russia of 2023 has no wish to take over Western Europe, and no Marxist-Leninist ideology to underpin any such wish. The whole idea is ludicrous.

Russia may want to take over Eastern Ukraine, possibly even the whole of Ukraine, together (maybe) with a few other bits and pieces such as the “state” of Moldova, but no more. It neither wants to go further nor is even capable of going further. Realpolitik.

Meanwhile, while NWO/ZOG political drones such as Ben Wallace fulminate against Russia, and feed arms and money to the Jew dictator Zelensky in Kiev, Britain is falling to pieces internally, in every way, and thousands of non-white migrant-invaders are landing on our beaches weekly, even daily, with no opposition from our Army, Navy, or Air Force, nor even from the completely useless “Border Force”.

Au contraire, they, and non-governmental agencies such as the RNLI, are actually ferrying the invaders to our ports.

There is another aspect: the quality of both officers and men (and now women too, who comprise 10%-15% of the UK armed forces).

Incidentally, the Daily Mail also reports that “Earlier today, it was reported Ukraine needs new weapons and faster deliveries to confront a ‘very tough’ situation of constant attacks by Russian forces in the eastern Donetsk region.

The fact is that, despite huge losses on the Russian side, the forces of the Kiev regime have suffered equally-huge losses in absolute terms, which means that they have suffered even greater losses in proportionate terms.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11690427/French-coastguard-rescues-83-migrants-UK-bound-small-boats.html.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-11689919/I-fit-fluencer-70s-never-late-transform-body.html.

There is hope for us all, it seems…(though, in the end, we all go the same way…).

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11690257/Prince-Andrews-bid-return-public-life-Jeffrey-Epstein-scandal-wishful-thinking.html.

Well, look at that— Andrew Windsor sporting 7 or 8 medals. Not bad for having spent a mere 3 weeks, as a near-spectator at that, in the Falklands, over 40 years ago.

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/08/11/the-jew-epstein-and-prince-andrew-the-british-royal-family-has-another-scandal-maybe-its-time-to-just-get-rid-of-them/.

HMRC

When I myself had serious problems with HMRC, a decade or so ago, which problems stemmed in part from as long ago as the early 1990s, I found the HMRC to be a stunningly-incompetent, shambolic, almost insanely-run organization, to an extent that I quite frankly found hard to believe. “Kafka-esque” would be an accurate description.

Some HMRC employees were also very unpleasant. I think that many were sacked about a year later. I had a great deal of trouble from that “organization”, but in the end they just gave up, and told me that the matter was being treated as closed. No reason was given. They just went away, to put it politely.

Strange. I have often found in life that, when I am confronted with a serious problem, am threatened, and look as if I shall be unable to defend myself, I am then saved by some force or grace that often seems to pass all understanding. Organizations are defeated or give up, evil people are restrained, or become bankrupt or, indeed, die, in fact.

Divine protection?

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Mirabile dictu! I find myself in agreement, for once, with radio loudmouth Julia Hartley-Brewer.

Keir Starmer. Jews’ puppet. Israel puppet. WEF puppet. International finance-capital puppet.

Madness, but an apparently co-ordinated madness.

Poland seems to have forgotten its history— states that provoke wars often end up as the battlefields.

At least some parts of Central Europe may avoid direct attack…

“Lobsang Rampa”

Happened to see the blog article below by one Kristine de Abreu, which is about the “Tibetan monk” known as “Lobsang Rampa” (actually, an English plumber from either Plympton, Devon, or Swanage in Dorset): https://explorersweb.com/lobsang-rampa/.

Amusing and interesting, though I already knew most of the basic facts, and had known them since the late 1970s.

Around 1978, I had several “Lobsang Rampa” books in paperback, and I knew at least one other person who also owned a number of copies. In fact, even the first book by “Lobsang Rampa”, out of twenty, sold hundreds of thousands of copies, and many of his works went through numerous printings.

I reproduce the concluding part of the blog article:

Lobsang Rampa tapped into man’s desire to escape the ordinary. Writer David Michie makes a fair point when addressing the topic on his blog, davidmichie.com: “I suspect he made them up, cobbling together his own version of what he’d like Tibetan Buddhism to say…There weren’t too many real lamas around to contradict him.” 

That era provided fertile ground for Rampa. The cultural scene was changing rapidly, and people were open to accepting alternative beliefs. The East was still an exotic mystery. Once his story caught the public imagination, there were few sources to contradict his claims.

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Front cover art for the book The Third Eye written by Lobsang Rampa. Photo: Secker & Warburg, 1956 (publisher)

Although Lobsang Rampa had fraudulent motives, his works encouraged an interest in Tibetan culture and Buddhism. They also brought much-needed attention to the Tibet Independence Movement. Even the Dalai Lama, who opposed his works and discredited his story, conceded to him this one point. Rampa became an unlikely poster boy for the Tibetan cause, and his books still have a cult following.

We today are rather accustomed to fraud and fakery, from the small-scale “Jack Monroe” and Julia Grace Patterson type of “grifting”, through the large-scale theft, fraud and background of “Robert Maxwell” and the like, and right up to the sort of fraud and fakery which is on a vast scale, such as much of the “holocaust” farrago (particularly the “gas chambers” tall tales), much of the incredible and recent “Covid” nonsense (the facemask nonsense being only part of that), and deliberate political scams such as “Iraqi missiles could hit London in 15 minutes” and “Russia wants to invade Western Europe” (and so we must, it is proclaimed, “stand with Ukraine to save democracy” etc…).

Not to mention “Black Lives Matter”, and much of the “climate change” stuff.

The cartoon below pokes fun at some recent excrescences:

Still, as the Dalai Lama has apparently pointed out in respect of Lobsang Rampa, even a book or other cultural item that is largely untrue can have at least some positive results, certainly some large-scale results either way. Look at the history of the Mormons. A basically fake religion which, however, created Salt Lake City and various other things of value, such as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Come to that, what about the Turin Shroud? The Roman Catholic Church does not endorse it as “true” (as the shroud used to cover the body of Jesus Christ), but endorses it only as “an aid to faith”.

In fact, much of what most people think of as “History” (with a capital “H”) is not 100% or (in some cases) even 50% accurate. Examples include the two revolutions in the Russia of 1917, the story of British Empire (in the past thought of as almost-immaculate, but now often —and even less accurately— judged by many silly people to be a long-term disgrace). Then there is the story of National Socialism, Hitler, and the Second World War, but we cannot even start to consider that here.

Life is a great deal more complicated than many prefer to believe.

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobsang_Rampa.

Idaho

Happened to see this: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/far-right-idaho_n_628277e2e4b0c84db7282bd6.

Interesting. The blog post is from May 2022. I have no idea whether there has been more progress since then.

The so-called “far right” activists of Idaho have, by chance or wit, implemented the primary dictum of Clausewitz, “to create first a secure base“. That is in essence what I have been suggesting should happen in the UK, possibly in the South West of England, leaving aside some ideological and/or cultural divergences or differences.

I have posted the (very critical, and very onesided) Huff Post piece in order to stimulate thought and ideas.

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Ha ha! Can you believe that Catharine Feore is (or says she is) a working journalist?!

People in glass houses…

There is no “problem” with homeschooling, especially when you see the BS being “taught” in many if not all UK schools (and, I apprehend, American ones too). Oh…and in the UK, homeschooling is perfectly lawful: see https://www.gov.uk/home-education.

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Diary Blog, 29 January 2023

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[Nuremberg, 1934]

On this day a year ago

From the newspapers

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11687675/Army-spied-lockdown-critics-Sceptics-including-Peter-Hitchens-suspected-watched.html.

So yet another “conspiracy theory” turns out to be true…

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11671017/The-worlds-loneliest-elephant-forced-live-solitude-eight-years-partner-died.html

Read the story. So many Muslims from traditionally-Muslim countries seem to be cruel by nature. Not all, of course, but many more by proportion as compared to European Christians (and other Europeans).

[“A team of veterinarians from the international animal welfare organization ‘Four Paws’ briefs media prior to examining Kaavan at Maragzar Zoo, Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, September 4, 2020“— Daily Mail]

Look at that photo: it is as if he knows that these humans are there to save him.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11686677/Drunk-woman-20-smashed-Desperados-bottle-head-female-victim-attacking-second-woman.html.

Britain 2023. Woman smashes bottle over another woman’s head in an unprovoked attack, then attacks yet another woman. Did not know either victim. Result? Suspended sentence. Britain is becoming a disordered jungle.

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Good point.

Refers in part to a book, an anti-white diatribe called White Women.

Incidentally, I took the trouble to look up the book in question. It was published a couple of months ago, and presently ranks at about 19,000 in the Amazon bestsellers list. Using the Amazon Book Sales Calculator, that implies sales of only about 200 books worldwide per month. Not very many, but I bet that the “wokes” and the “you-know-whos” (((you know whos))) are getting it into the libraries of schools, colleges, and universities, mainly in the USA. More drip-drip anti-white poison.

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The word the tweeter seeks is “slavery” or, perhaps, “serfdom“.

…and one of the most senior officers of the 77th Brigade (TA/Reserves) is Conservative Party MP and anti-Russia agitator, Tobias Ellwood. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/77th_Brigade_(United_Kingdom)#Structure; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobias_Ellwood.

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/11/15/when-reality-becomes-subjective/.

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[East Berlin, 1970s]

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The age differences are disturbing, though.

Brainwashed by the msm? Or (and/or) can they not see what might be the ultimate consequence?

Most horse racing in England does not involve cruelty these days. There have been many advances in the care and welfare of horses over the years, though minor improvements are still necessary. Rather disturbing that so many seem to think that such a traditional part of British and especially English life should be banned.

Part-Jew nasty little blot, George Osborne, talking about how great is HS2, and how good things such as the motorway system have been. There is a contrary view.

I myself remember, when aged about 21 (1976-77), the sections of the M25 in Surrey still largely unbuilt; at that time, I lived near the top of Reigate Hill, very easy walking distance from what is now the roundabout/interchange at Junction 8 of the M25. The M25 running east from there was nearly finished, but the bit running west was still being constructed.

Indeed, as a child (early/mid 1960s), I recall an England almost entirely devoid of motorway. In many respects it was better that way, though I concede that that may be regarded as a “Little Englander” or even “Luddite”, point of view.

When the motorway system was put in place, driving long distances became much easier. However, a certain character was lost, and that loss continued and deepened in the 1990s and up to the present day, made worse by the cancerous growths of new housing projects (“boxes for people”, if you like). I suppose that anyone under 40 —or even 50— would struggle to understand, though.

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[re. the “alleged” “grifter”/”fraud”, “Jack Monroe”].

It makes me laugh how so many of the ill-informed and ignorant on Twitter believe that an action in defamation can be launched easily and with almost-guaranteed success. Few understand even the basics of defamation, or of the economics of litigation.

Would the British people not have been much better off without corrupt Kurdish carpetbagger Nadhim Zahawi? Some tweeters live their lives without logic.

…and, actually, “carry on” doing what, exactly? Ripping people off, while cobbling together occasional recipes for appalling food?

Ukraine— stray thoughts

Let us take the probably-mistaken idea that “Ukraine is winning” to the max, to the reductio ad absurdum. Let us suppose that the forces of the Kiev regime expel Russian forces from all of pre-2014 Ukrainian territory, including Crimea. What then? Does Russia, or Putin, just accept that? Is that the end? I think not.

Ukrainian forces cannot cross the borders of Russia, even marginally, without provoking not only a response from the Russian Government but also from the Russian people, who would then be “triggered”, as people now say, to defend “Holy Russia”, their native land or “rodina“.

For the first time since the incursion/invasion of 2022, the Russian Government would then enjoy almost-unqualified public support in fighting the invading forces of the Kiev regime.

It is unlikely, though, that the Kiev-regime forces can in fact expel Russian forces from Ukrainian or former Ukrainian territory. Russia has a far greater population, a functioning economy, vast economic resources, and a nuclear backstop.

The logic seems to be that either Russia prevails in the present conflict, or that it is pushed out, only to then return with far greater numbers and might within a year or two.

In the end, Russia will annex Ukraine east of the Dnieper, whatever happens in the meantime. Unless a major East-West hot war starts first.

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Proposals for a new society…

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