Some Thoughts About Venezuela, Socialism and Fellow-Travellers

I watched a BBC2 TV documentary about Venezuela. Something like Venezuela: Revolution in Ruins. I was of course au fait with the way in which other revolutions in history developed and, in many cases, degenerated: Russia/Soviet Union, China,
Cambodia/Kampuchea, Ethiopia, Cuba etc, even France (from 1789). However, I especially wanted to understand better why this country, Venezuela, rich in oil, huge in area, fertile, with a coastline on the Caribbean, a number of scenic islands and also a huge exclusive economic zone (EEZ) under the Law of the Sea, should be in such a condition that 3 million or more, 10% of its population, have now fled, that large numbers of its inhabitants are starving, or rummaging for food in trash cans or dumps, or are foraging wherever they can.

Why are basic items such as loo roll, bread, milk, even fruit (in a tropical country where many fruits grow wild) effectively unavailable? Why are basic medicines not available? Why is oil being imported when Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world, exceeding even those of Saudi Arabia?

There is a natural human desire to make excuses for states espousing the overall values (superficially) espoused by the judging person. Thus we see pro-“socialist” people defending the Soviet record on human rights, living standards or generally, despite the early [Russian Civil] War Communism (under which strikers and others were shot, and anyone late for work could be imprisoned or sent to a labour camp), despite the Leninist and Stalinist repressions, the “GULAG Archipelago”, the Cheka/OGPU/GPU/NKVD/KGB etc. Thus we see people (British, other Europeans, North Americans, others) today defending Castro’s dictatorship in Cuba, despite the large number of persons shot, imprisoned or driven out under socialist rule.

The usual excuses for the failure of an old-style Marxist-Leninist socialist state are that:

  • foreign intervention ruined the economy and/or made the new regime more severely repressive than it otherwise would have been;
  • one or more individuals usurped or misused the power which properly belonged to “the people” and/or the “true” socialists;
  • existing private enterprises or wealthy persons either left the country (with their wealth) or stayed in the country and profiteered; in both cases, these parasitic classes of people sabotaged the socialist economy.

We can look at a few well-known examples to illustrate the syndrome.

Russia

Here is a typical example of a self-deluding socialist, one “Liz from Leeds”, heard via telephone on some daytime TV show (the black woman shown is the presenter):

Aaron Bastani and Ash Sarkar are supporters of Corbyn-Labour and part of a collective called Novara Media. I wrote about them —and others— in this article:

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/01/01/disordered-and-infantile-people/

In that clip, hereinabove, “Liz from Leeds” asserts that Soviet socialism failed because

  1. “14 foreign armies smashed it” and then
  2. “Stalin took over and imposed a state-capitalistic totalitarian state”.

(and, by the way, “revolutionary” talking-head Ash Sarkar, on the show as a guest, and who teaches Global Politics at a former polytechnic —!—, can be seen nodding in apparent agreement at this ahistorical nonsense!).

“Liz from Leeds” obviously has little or no real knowledge of what seems to be her main interest, because:

  • the Intervention by “Western” powers in Russia only started to occur in July 1918, about 8 months after the start of the Russian Civil War. By that date, the various factions in the Civil War had already been fighting for months;
  • the largest and most powerful foreign contingent, the Czechoslovak Legion, eventually had 40,000 soldiers (93% Czech, 7% Slovak) in Russia, but this was not a foreign army in the sense of a state-controlled force. Czechoslovakia only declared independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire in December 1918. The Czechs etc were in Russia because they had been fighting with the Russian Empire against the Central Powers (including Austria-Hungary) in the First World War.
  • most of the Allied troops were in or around a few ports: Archangel, Odessa, Vladivostok. The main British contingent was about 600-strong and confined to within a few miles of Archangel. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_intervention_in_the_Russian_Civil_War#Foreign_forces_throughout_Russia
  • all this in a country of vast extent (over 90x the size of the UK), encompassing 11 time zones, in which the Bolshevik forces numbered some 5.5 million (and the White or anti-Bolshevik forces about 2.4 million).
  • in other words, the Intervention was fundamentally a side-show in the Russian Civil War. The war started in late 1917, eight months before Intervention, and continued until late 1922, two years after almost all Allied forces had left in 1920 (though Japanese forces occupied small parts of the later-termed “Soviet Far East” until 1922, and part of Sakhalin Island until 1925); in fact, the larger contingents, such as the 23,000 Greek troops in and around Odessa (to protect Black Sea Greeks), were only there for three months;
  • while Intervention affected the development of the Soviet Union (established late 1922), it did so mainly in the psychological sense. In fact, there were still outbreaks of anti-Soviet fighting as late as 1934 (in Central Asia), but there was no foreign backing for that. It was purely local and regional.
  • As to personality-cult etc, Stalin expanded the slave-state aspects of the Soviet Union, but that already existed: Lenin and his fellow-Communists (Jews and part-Jews, mostly, such as Dzerzhinsky) set up that system as soon as they seized power (in one fairly small corner of the Empire, i.e. Petrograd and Moscow, initially): executions on a vast scale, prison camps, prisons, labour camps, secret police and so on;
  • the Soviet Union was “State Capitalism”, but that was not the creation of Stalin. It was there from the very start of Lenin’s rule;
  • even the system of “nomenklatura”, with its gradations of special rations (the best being the Kremlin Ration [Kremlyovsky Payok], which developed under Stalin into a whole sector of special-privilege shops, apartments, health services etc), started during the Civil War:  http://www.polithistory.ru/en/visit_us/view.php?id=1735
  • As to sabotage by parasitic classes, the Bolsheviks first destroyed (killed, exiled, imprisoned) the Imperial Family, then the aristocracy and the wealthy merchant class, but then moved on to those peasant families who were more affluent than average (the “kulaks“), then later to the peasantry as a whole (via Collectivization). Eventually new targets had to be found: a myriad of Diversionists, Deviationists, Trotskyists etc. “Enemies of the people”. By that time, most of the “former people” of pre-1918 had been exiled overseas, killed, imprisoned, or reduced to complete poverty in internal exile. Few existed in Soviet territory, outside camps and prisons, after the 1930s.

[Addendum: re-reading this in 2021, I realize that some people may object that Dzerzhinsky was not Jewish. Wikipedia describes his parents as “ethnically Polish”. Sadly, Wikipedia is not infallible. Though Dzerzhinky’s parents were technically second-generation “noble” under the Tsarist meritocratic honour system (Lenin’s father was “ennobled” for service as a schools inspector), and mainly of Polish origin, Dzerzhinsky’s father was part-Jew (as was Lenin’s mother)].

The “Liz from Leeds” school of cod-history is based on small nuggets of truth as well as large measures of wishful thinking. The Tsarist system was in need of reform; there were huge inequities; there was a foreign Intervention, though very limited, composed arguably of 12 mostly small forces rather than “14 armies” (and never intended to actually overthrow Bolshevism); there was the cult of personality (though it predated Stalin’s supremacy and was the child of Lenin, Trotsky/Bronstein and others in the early 1920s); there were wealthy or not-poor classes who could to some extent be described as parasitic (especially the absentee and rentier nobles). It is worth remembering that, pre-1914, the Russian economy was booming, and looked like overtaking Europe and North America before long.

However, the Soviet Union was badly flawed from its inception, and its evil seed was Marxism-Leninism. The idea that the political sphere (the State) should rule over both the economic sphere and the sphere of spirit, culture, education, medicine, was wrong in conception and was bound to lead to a greater or lesser disaster. The same mistaken conception brought low other lands (eg Cuba) and, our present interest, Venezuela.

In fact, the syndrome, in less savage or severe forms, also applies to the social-democratic regimes in Europe, such as the post-1945 British governments. Harold Wilson of the Labour Party blamed “speculators” and “the Gnomes of Zurich” (Swiss bankers) for the UK’s economic problems of the 1960s and mid-1970s, rather than nationalized industries and subsidies paid to industry and agriculture.

Below, a cartoon for “Liz from Leeds” and her colleagues in (?) the local social workers’ union or comprehensive school staff-room:

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Cuba

The same applies to Cuba: socio-economic inequities, leading to revolution. That revolution elevating personalities (Fidel, Che etc). State takeover of the economy, including all major industry and agriculture. Eventually, shortages, corruption (you don’t think that Castro lived like the poor mulatto saps he ruled, do you?), repression. Cuba even had ineffective foreign (US) interventions: the Bay of Pigs botched “invasion” by proxy, the sanctions regime imposed by the USA (termed “Blockade” by Castro); attempts to assassinate Castro in various absurd ways (eg poisoned ice-cream). As for scapegoating, the Cuban regime has blamed American policy, counter-revolutionary Cubans based in Miami, but also Cubans in Cuba and who wanted to leave in the 1960s and 1970s, which people were called gusanos (“worms”).

The Cuban economy was kept afloat by Soviet subsidy (direct subsidy and also via preferential pricing of Cuban agricultural exports to the Soviet Union) until the early 1990s. Cuba then had to introduce a free-market element to the economy, in order to prevent complete collapse.

Venezuela

So we return to Venezuela. Again, socio-economic inequities led to demands for reform. Eventually, a revolution by election happened, in 1998, in this case led by an Army general, Hugo Chavez. I have no idea what Chavez was like as a general (though judging by his botched first coup d’etat, in 1992, not very effective), but as a political leader I regard him as having been a blundering clown, sometimes well-meaning, genial, friendly, sometimes sinister and frightening. In fact, with his televized clowning, inability to master facts, and populist emoting, he was reminiscent of a certain British politician, one who is superficially on another ideological page— Boris Johnson.

As the TV documentary I saw noted, Venezuela’s oil wealth bankrolled the social programmes which improved the lot of many of the poorer Venezuelans. Chavez was voted into power by 56% of the population, mostly the poor and some of the “disenchanted middle class”.

No attempt was made to diversify the economy. When oil prices fell, Venezuela went into a spiral. The tensions within the country worsened, many left (the wealthy by air to the USA and other countries, the middleclass nouveaux pauvres and the real/always-been poor by car or on foot to neighbouring countries).

The US sanctions on Venezuela have enabled the Venezuelan government, now under Maduro, to claim, however implausibly, that those sanctions largely caused the economic collapse.

Chavez expropriated and redistributed land, again with “good intentions”, but the net result has been both a falling-off in food production and a great fall in dollar-exports, which in turn restricted the supply of foreign imports of food (and other goods).

Chavez blamed “speculators and hoarders” for the problems, imposed price controls, replaced private supermarkets by a chain of 16,000 State shops and supermarkets, which however now have almost bare shelves. Chavez also nationalized large food producers. The result has been a breakdown in food supply. Children are starving, adults and children alike scavenge in the trash for anything to eat. The Roman Catholic Church has asked those who discard any food waste to label it so that people can rummage in the rubbish dumps and trash cans for it. Meanwhile, the government set up 6,000 soup kitchens.

Thoughts

I have never been to Venezuela (nor any part of Latin America south of Panama), and I have only known one person who has visited the country (a girlfriend who attended a week-long international conference in Caracas in the 1980s). My views are therefore taken from what I have read and what I have watched on TV.

It is clear to me that Venezuela’s problems are, at root, political. There was always poverty there, but the cure has been worse than the illness. Chavez was a political clown, who had no idea how to run a government, let alone an economy, but who decided, amid clowning and behaving like a public entertainer, to take the reins of the economy firmly in his own hands. He took over the oil industry, agriculture, food production and distribution, imports and exports generally, even banking. He tried to run industries himself or via equally-inept cronies.

The result has been disastrous. Thousands and quite possibly millions may have died from lack of food and medicine, as well as via militarized repression (the troops always look fit and well-fed…). To my mind, those responsible for this politico-economic disaster could not complain were they to be taken out and shot. Chavez himself died a few years ago; his daughter is apparently one of the wealthiest women in the world. Before people start praising Chavez, they might start to ask where those hundreds of millions of dollars came from.

What Chavez should have done would have been to

  • regulate, tax, but not operate businesses;
  • by all means nationalize oil production, as a national strategic asset, but employ only experts experienced in upstream and downstream oil to operate it;
  • work with landowners (existing landowners and new entrants) to maximize and diversify domestic food production; set a cap on acreage held by any one family;
  • revalue the currency;
  • create social programmes from taxes raised, not directly from oil revenues.

All the same, there are those in British political life who praised Chavez: Diane Abbott and Jeremy Corbyn, to name the two most prominent. They have been quiet about Venezuela for a while now, as that country slides into chaos, but some of their colleagues still beat the drum. Here is Chris Williamson MP (whom I am loath to impliedly criticize, because he is pro-animal welfare, and used to retweet me on Twitter occasionally; and because the Jew-Zionists hate him, but truth conquers all):

(in fact, the Venezuelan government has only hit 24% of its housing target, though the programme itself may be OK in principle).

It seems to me that the only thing to do in Venezuela is to rip up the Chavez-Maduro system and begin ad novum. That means a different government, an all-out war on crime, corruption and disorder, a private-enterprise economy (except for oil production), a clear and effective tax system, an appeal for all Venezuelans now overseas to return and to help rebuild. Also, the government has lost control of the borders of the State and has lost control of the streets. Gangs are rampant. Firing squads may be necessary. An effective border force must be set up. Above all, consumer goods and/or including food must be prioritized, urgently. In this case, butter before guns, up to a point at least.

Racial Aspects

Racial aspects are important. Cuba was ruled by Spanish-descended Europeans and to some extent also mestizos, until Castro drove most of them to the USA or elsewhere. Now Cuba has a far higher percentage of blacks than it had in 1959. Venezuela is about 54% mestizo, only 43% white (and that figure is out of date; there must be far fewer white people now).

Could It Happen Elsewhere?

Never say never. Russia was booming only four or five years before it fell into civil war and despair under Lenin. Cuba, though corrupt and unequal, was in a far better state in the 1940s and 1950s (even though plagued by the Jewish gangster Meyer Lansky etc) than it is now. From what I have seen on TV, much of Havana seems to be just falling apart, literally. As to Europe, who knows? Reasonably-civilized Yugoslavia fell into civil war and bloody chaos only 25 years ago.

Now that Europe has been invaded by untermenschen, who are breeding, who knows what lies ahead? Britain is increasingly non-white, while the real British (white) population is, in my view at least, less and less cultured. You only have to look at those who are now MPs. Many MPs, and not only Labour Party ones, would not have been seen in the Palace of Westminster before the 1990s, unless working as cleaners or office staff.

As to economy, we have seen that Corbyn-Labour (yes, well-meaning, as were many radicals and revolutionaries prior to taking power) has praised Castro, Chavez, even Lenin and Trotsky! British Labour Party policy may not go as far as that which Labour leaders have praised in other lands, but never say never…

Notes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuela

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Ch%C3%A1vez

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisemitism_in_Venezuela

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Ch%C3%A1vez#Political_ideology

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/01/01/disordered-and-infantile-people/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Civil_War

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_intervention_in_the_Russian_Civil_War

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czechoslovak_Legion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Dzerzhinsky

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_threefolding

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Economic_Policy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Economic_Policy#Disagreements_in_leadership

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Economic_Policy#Influence

19 January 2019, A Few Further Thoughts

Listening again to painfully naive “Liz from Leeds”, it occurs to me that her definition of “Communism” could apply to almost any self-describing political movement, as well as to, say, Christianity. In fact, Valentin Tomberg [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentin_Tomberg], whose mother and pet dog were both killed (tied to a tree and shot) by those lovely kind Communists after the Bolshevik Revolution, made the point in one of his works that it was the small “Christian” element in Communism that made people willing to support it and struggle for it.

“Communism” as defined by “Liz from Leeds” is the sort of platitudinous wishful thought that might be heard on Radio 4’s Thought For The Day. Stalin once cut short a discussion (which must have been unwittingly hilarious) among his mostly useless Politburo members, as to what “Socialism” (the earlier stage, in Marxist theory) was, by saying “I’ll define Socialism for you— it’s where the Red Army halts its trucks!”

21 January 2019: a few more thoughts

Some reading the above article may imagine that my being opposed to fossilized 20thC socialism must mean that I am a free-market anti-communist and nothing more. Not so. My views favour policies which are social, rather than socialist. For me, economic enterprises must be regulated and taxed (and that is the business of government), but not directly run by the State. By the same token, the world of business must not interfere with the organs of the State, must not buy or own politicians or civil servants.

29 January 2019

It occurs to me that Che Guevara was at least to some extent in the real world, unlike most of those who admire him…

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Reminiscent of Jack London, who said that

“I am a socialist, but a white man first.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_London

Update, 2 February 2019

Andrew Neil on BBC2 This Week nails Ken Livingstone to the mast…

and a further comment

Update, 4 February 2019

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6664121/How-Venezuelas-children-paying-terrible-price-countrys-failed-socialist-experiment.html

Update, 5 February 2019

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6667889/Rich-Kids-Venezuela-including-Socialist-leader-Hugo-Chavezs-daughter-flaunt-wealth.html

Update, 12 February 2019

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6696099/Venezuelas-children-starve-Maduro-refuses-let-aid.html

Below, an interview with Venezuelan quasi-dictator Maduro. While he is probably right to say that the USA would like to have a firmer superpower grip on Venezuela, Maduro cannot explain Venezuela’s fall into chaotic poverty by reference to that American wish or strategy. He’s an idiot…

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/02/venezuelans-fight-scraps-food-lifesaving-medicines/?playlist=structure%3Anews%2Fworld-news

Update, 6 April 2019

Update, 30 April 2019

Venezuela’s agony continues. A rebellion has now broken out, and Maduro’s forces are suppressing it ruthlessly, or trying to:

Update, 18 May 2019

Well, the Venezuelan rebellion has failed, mainly because the Army would not back it. Also it seems that the leader of the uprising, who now hides out in the Spanish Embassy in Caracas, is a silly ineffective fellow. We saw something similar in Zimbabwe, when the opposition to Mugabe years ago was led by a silly and thick African (supposed) “liberal” (later killed in the USA, in a plane crash). The lesson is that a dictator may be opposed by less wicked people but those possibly better people may simply be ineffective.

Meanwhile, for the Venezuelan poor (i.e. almost all inhabitants), the agony (caused mainly by simplistic socialism) continues:

Update, 16 July 2019

Nothing to do with Venezuela.

Here is another little twit of the same or similar tribe, one “Chris#WeBackCorbyn/@Socialist_Chris”:

To understand the fullness of this idiot’s repressive ideological fanaticism, you have to read the whole thread. He thinks that parties or people which are “fascist” (as decided by him? as decided by a troika of secret police officers? as decided by a Stalinist-style fixed meeting of “activists”?) should be barred from elections or other political activity.

“Socialist Chris” seems very limited in his mentality. His derivative and flawed narrative about being intolerant of intolerance is not only hackneyed in the extreme, but is dependent on him or people like him deciding what is “fascist” (and so unacceprable…to him). He says that “you cannot compare fascism and socialism”. In a sense, true. Many 20thC types of “socialism” were far worse (more repressive, more evil, less effective in any field but repression) than Fascism (eg Mussolini, Franco) or even (different from “Fascism”), National Socialism.

It is pointless to refer people such as “Socialist Chris” (or, as seen above, “Liz from Leeds”) to books such as “All Pity Choked” (https://www.amazon.co.uk/All-Pity-Choked-Memoirs-Soviet/dp/B0007J4OWY), The World I Left Behind (https://www.amazon.co.uk/World-Left-Behind-Pieces-Past/dp/0679439110), the works of Robert Service (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Service_(historian)) or the better-known ones of Solzhenitsyn (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Solzhenitsyn)

Those books, and thousands of others, show that when relatively undiluted “socialism” takes power (whether by force or election), political freedom vanishes. That has been true in every instance of importance, from the Soviet Union and China to Cuba and Venezuela.

I suppose that “Socialist Chris” would make the usual excuses (see above) re. all that. He cannot see that “socialism” in the 20th (and now 21st Century, as far as “socialism” has even existed since 1989) is and has been far more repressive than either “fascism” or National Socialism, and that both Fascism and National Socialism achieved far more for the people than Marxist (etc) “socialism”, and in far less time.

An idiot, and yet looking at his tweets, I see that he makes much of having written a “dissertation” (on post-1945 “fascism”). No university mentioned. Maybe Oxford, maybe Cambridge, maybe the God-Knows-Where University of Travel and Tourism, who knows? No mention of a specific profession or occupation, just that he works up to 13 hours a day (which seems doubtful, but maybe that’s life in a call centre…I wouldn’t know).

Here’s another idiot, supporting “Socialist Chris”:

Marxist “socialists” wouldn’t do that, would they? Remove the vote from people? Never! Ha ha! No, they would more likely seize power forcibly in the first place, then label all opposition “fascist” (and so barred from existing at all), then hold meaningless “votes” in elections containing only approved non-“fascists”…

It is worrying that someone such as “Socialist Chris” can undergo primary, secondary and tertiary education, including as it seems a valueless “Master’s degree” and even perhaps a pointless “doctorate”, yet still be unable to reason. But that is where we are…

Update, 25 August 2013

Here’s another idiot, one @eshaLegal. A lawyer? If so, remarkably ill-informed about modern history, especially that of the Soviet Union, Stalin etc. Seems to be an Indian or Pakistani living in the USA. Read the thread to see others put her right, more or less right anyway.

38 thoughts on “Some Thoughts About Venezuela, Socialism and Fellow-Travellers”

  1. An economic basket-case of a society with an increasing mixed-race populace – sounds like an ideal scenario for the “World Bank” and “IMF” to exploit!

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    1. Well, from the viewpoint of most of the population, I should imagine that any change from what now exists would be welcome. Venezuela struck my attention more than other similar examples of the dead-end that is old-style socialism because Venezuela has been, despite large pockets of poverty, a rather prosperous country within living memory. No country can be a perfect microscope specimen.

      We see DDR v. BRD (East/West Germany) 1945-1989, or North/South Korea, and we understand (unless we are “Liz from Leeds” or Ash Sarkar etc) that the private enterprise state is better in most respects (and certainly more prosperous) than the socialist state, but there are always excuses, or reasons, to see why the comparison is flawed.

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      1. All the same, this person is on the right track. He must be— his ideas seem to accord with some of mine! I had not heard of him until you directed my attention to him. BTW, he may not have mentioned the Reich specifically, but of course the Reich was “social” rather than “socialist”: the economy was allowed some freedom, but within limits and within a properly-taxed framework; so his views would seem to include the Reich by implication at least.

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    1. This has been going on in Nigeria for decades.

      On the more interesting topic, I would have said that the incredibly poor writing (in the Daily Mail report) was because the “journalist” was one Abul Taher. However, I have seen English as bad or worse in the Daily Mail (and other “newspapers”), written by persons with English or Irish names. That’s where most journalism is now: students or trainees, paid peanuts, and incapable of spelling things accurately, incapable of constructing sentences properly, entirely ignorant of anything beyond simplistic cartoon versions of history, politics or whatever.

      I see that one-time burglar and Zionist thug Gerry Gable is quoted (as “Dr.” Gable). He’s 81 or 82 now and his “Searchlight” mag (which featured me a couple of times in the late 1970s and also in either 1993 or 1994) has (as far as I know) been inactive for years. I assume that he must have a doctorate in something or other, though I cannot imagine what! I met his future wife a few times in 1976. She was pretty thick, but claimed to be studying astrophysics! A plain, very fat and Jewish-looking woman, about 20 or so, who claimed to be part-German, and who attended a few League of St. George evening meetings in Kensington Library. Gable was about 40 then.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Gable

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  2. Yes, I couldn’t believe seeing “Dr Gerry Gable” lol! Although, it was well before my time, i have read a little Nationalist history and was familiar with “Searchlight” – a rag that has been criticized by Judges in the past! You mentioned “League of St George” – I think i have had some books and merchandise from them in the past and I believe the website is still running! Off topic are you still on Gab, as I signed-up a while back and I couldn’t find you or Michael Graham? Anyway, i gave up shortly after as the site didn’t appear to have many user!

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  3. Complex subject but simplifying to the point of some distortion I put these countries’ travails down to mainly

    1. low IQ of population and attendant propensity to indulge criminal and corrupt behaviour patterns;

    2. being repeatedly, inter-generationally fleeced by a treasonous and probably alien elite co-operating with international finance in incurring foreign currency (usually USD) debt obligations which they never seem to be able to service, resulting iirc in expropriation of assets and other sanctions among other evils. (The failure in particular of Latin American countries to learn time after time not to incur foreign debt obligations (which cannot be escaped by inflating the currency and by other means) to me looks highly suspicious).

    O/T: UKIP’s newish Economics Spokeswoman apparently resigned in December and is busily assembling with Farage their new “Split the Leaver Vote” Party:

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jan/22/farage-ally-black-men-are-violent-due-to-high-testosterone

    A WTO Brexit examined – but I have still not seen this document critiqued anywhere:

    Click to access GBLL-paper-30-Truths-Final-05.01.19.pdf

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    1. That WTO study should have wider currency.

      As to Caroline Blaiklock, her remarks about blacks are largely true or true in general, but this mad and getting madder society will not want to hear them. As to the lady herself, most women like her, white women personally involved with blacks, are somewhat unbalanced. How can they be trusted, particularly politically, when their poor judgment is so blatant? Also, she has no compassion for people struggling financially in the UK. I say: bin her.

      One of the political errors seen in the USA is the “national socialist” type who however is against social welfare. That was never the position taken by Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP.

      I agree that countries like Venezuela have the characteristics you mention for the reasons you mention. Race is very important.

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      1. Racial factors will ultimately mean that counties such as Brazil and India despite having vast populations, cheap labour, and other factors like natural resources going for them will not become the leading economies of the 21st century as so many economists predict. Simply put, Indians and Brazilians aren’t clever enough to develop their economies in such a way. It is a different story to the Chinese though they too aren’t on a par with the likes of South Koreans and particularly the Japs.

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      2. India is held back by reason of its racial-cultural backwardness, and also by reason of its ethno-social complexity (regional, ethnic, caste, religious) and by endemic corruption. This is a country which puts people into space, yet where half the population are still ******* into holes in the ground (or onto railway tracks), where women are routinely touched-up, raped and/or murdered after attacks, and where there is still a Maoist civil war taking place in a large part of the country (the Naxalite rebellion).

        I was once slightly acquainted with an Indian barrister in London who also owned a restaurant. He told me that his grandfather always regretted the passing into history of the British Raj, partly because the British officials were not corrupt.

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  4. Business, in my view as a nationalist, should be the SERVANT of the nation not the MASTER as it is under the Tories in particular but also would be under the Labour Party or Liberal Democrats.

    Yes, government should enable the economy to allow for a good society but not be socialist.

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    1. Quite right. Government has the right and duty to regulate the economic sphere and to tax it, as well as to enable it to flourish via a robust legal and court structure, but not to operate businesses or to own them.

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    1. I did comment on GAB about this. My comment was:
      “”Free speech” in the Britain of 2019! Note the robotic refusal of Humberside Police to apologize or engage with the free speech argument, even now. Sinister is the right word for this.”

      It reminded me of at least two experiences I had in 2017 and 2018, and of course my fight with UKLFI/CAA (2014-2016) over my tweets pre-2016, which led to my unjust and stitched-up disbarment. Still, “what goes around comes around”…

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  5. On unfree speech in UK:

    http://eurofolkradio.com/2019/01/22/fnn-190122-alison-chabloz-talks-about-the-double-standards-for-parody-songs/

    The irksome Eli James’ manner grates so I cannot recommend for listening. Two things struck me however:

    – around the 1h 39m mark Chabloz came out with the City of London is an independent State and the Queen needs permission to enter ‘”schtick”‘. Er, no, even if you dispute this source:
    https://archive.org/details/CityOfLondonOfficialGuide1956
    (the “Liber albus: the white book of the City of London” also looks of interest). Has the F&C really ever issued a certificate recognising the City as a sovereign state? I’m not aware that e.g. Jersey C.I. is *that* “sovereign”.

    – somewhere near 1hr 57m she remarked that she’d gained the impression her conviction has raised fears that “revisionist” works may no longer be published. I hope surely not. Anyway she mentioned her case is under appeal, hearing expected February iirc. I wish her success.

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    1. Well, I don’t know why people in England get so wrapped up in things such as the Queen and the City of London. it’s just a gesture arising from historical events and traditions. The Queen is not supposed to enter the Chamber of the House of Commons either. As you know, that comes from the events around Charles I, Cromwell and the Civil War. English people love silly traditional gestures, from passing port in a prescribed manner to having a goat or small horse as a regimental mascot. Harmless and even pleasant.

      What is harmful is when some cranks latch onto things such as supposed “Common Law” “rights” and say that statutes are invalid etc. A bubble of self-deception that must be not very comforting when the said cranks are hauled away and locked up.

      Thinking about it, it is an over-reliance on a certain interpretation of some ancient text (eg Magna Carta), which cannot today be taken literally and is not Holy Writ but just a document conveniently drafted for those living in 1215. Same is true in USA re. the US Constitution, a document cobbled together in a tavern by freemasons, but which now takes on the sanctity of scripture for most Americans.

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    2. I wish her well in her appeal, although I kmow Peter Rushton (I believe) and some in the NF accuse her of being an asset for the State – I have seen no evidence to back that claim up, however I remember 2 or 3 yrs back mentioning the issue of “White Genocide” on Twitter and I tagged her account with specific tweets and she replied a couple of times in a “rather” dismissive manner ! I don’t have any screenshots unfortunately, however I was quite surprised to see her become a “fully-fledged” racial nationalist some time later – given at that time she was merely Pro-Palestinian! Anyway, I suppose people can alter their views!

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      1. Many people go on ideological journeys over time. So long as it is in the right direction. I think that your interaction must have have been more than 2-3 years ago, though: the Jews have been gunning for her for far longer, and were trying to prosecute her since mid-2016: her first court appearance on the matter which is that now subject to (initial) appeal was in December 2016.

        Strange that those some accuse of being spies for the State (Alison Chabloz, Jez Turner) are those who have been prosecuted by the State at the behest of the Jew-Zionist lobby…
        In the case of Jez Turner, he has spent 6 months actually in prison (for making reference to the Jews in England now and in the historical past).

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      2. Further to earlier reply, the very behaviour of the Jew-Zionist lobby in persecuting people makes most of those people even more determined to achieve ultimate victory. Some people, initially not fully awake to the menace, are awakened by reason of their own persecution…

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      3. I correct myself, I think it was probably nearer 4 yrs when I received those Twitter replied from Alison Chabloz as I have been off the site for 2 – 2 and half years! Re. Spies and Provocateur’s generally – we know it happens “Ray Hill” and “Andy Carmichael” etc and there are probably a few yet to be “unmasked” so to speak, however people shouldn’t make unsubstantiated allegations unless proven – particularly online, as obviously the rumours spread like wildfire! Also, I would question the motives of people making such claims – just a thought!

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      4. As a John le Carre character remarks, “Jesus Christ had 12 agents, and 1 of them was a double…”!

        Molehunts etc cripple an organization, whether that org be an intelligence service or a political movement.

        Spies must be dealt with, of course, but the main thing is to go for the main thing…in other words, and in terms of a political movement, trying to influence events and, ultimately, achieve victory.

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    1. The little word “lawyer” covers a multitude of sins and sinners. You only have to look at Twitter to see that!
      eg, what seems to be a Jew and superannuated “perennial student” wannabee calling himself “Justice Tyrwhit/Order of the Coif” (the first —with 2 “t” btw— being a Justice of the King’s Bench who died in 1428: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justice_of_the_King%27s_Bench#List_of_Justices and the second being an American student academic-legal distinction: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Coif )

      He used to make unpleasant comments about me, and exchange derogatory comments about me with Jew lawyers, following my politically-motivated disbarment in late 2016 (he was a student then and still appears to be a student now, 3 years later!).

      As far as I know, that individual has no connection to either of his Twitter names, btw.

      He seems to be in Israel at present…

      Presents himself as legal “expert”, like so many of “them” do and, again, like many, is obsessed with “anti-Semitism” etc

      Reverting to your comment, the Australian lawyer lady obviously has a disordered mind and life. A little judicious white “racism” would have saved her from her ordeal…(schools have much to answer for…)

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    1. Pretty pathetic. I suppose it would be too much to hope for that the “Red Scarves” start to wear yellow stars…As it is, their garb reminds me of the “Young Pioneers”— always ready!

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  6. ~Parliamentary sovereignty or People sovereignty?~

    I still watch UK Column News fairly often as they come out with some ostensibly plausible material. Unfortunately it’s almost always laced with spin and marginal disinfo as detailed below. On the above there’s now this:


    UK Column News 28 January 2019

    First @1m45s onwards.
    Also notably @2m30s.
    And (drumroll);
    @2m52s QUOTE ‘Acts of Parliament must be obeyed by the courts’ – this is not correct, er, because of course in this country common law has superiority and therefore if an Act of Parliament is considered to be er, inappropriate by a jury for example, er the jury can nullify that Act of Parliament…UNQUOTE [sic – not limiting to jury nullification which is arguably classifiable as much as a finding of fact one might wonder.]

    UKC has pretensions to reputation and reliability as an “alt news” outfit; so is espousing this junk a means of casting doubt on everything else they cover (including the good stuff which might not hit the mainstream but just might be out there in the alt-sphere needing to be slapped down somehow)?

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    1. Well, what can one do? I have seen many juries, and would have paid good money (when I had some) to see the judge keel over and die as the jury informs him that they are “nullifying” the Acts of Parliament being used in the case before them…
      ps: you are up late! “Smersh Never Sleeps”, it seems.

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  7. heheh!

    “In place of the rulers of today we shall set up a bogey
    which will be called the Super-Government Administration. Its
    hands will reach out in all directions like nippers and its organization
    will be of such colossal dimensions that it cannot fail to subdue
    all the nations of the world.”

    –Protocol 5

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  8. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47278902

    Do the tentacles of UKC’s watchers spread as far as your blog? No sooner than the common law -vs- statute folderol was discussed here, Friday’s UKC brings up the reinforcements (Alex Thomson, “ex”-GCHQ). 39m 8s onwards regarding Clive Ponting etc. Not that it affects our conclusion as far as I see. UKColumn News – 15th February 2019 – Reuploaded

    Same video, @10m some faux probing of the quantity that is ‘”Katya Adler”‘.

    O/T:
    UKC Monday 11th February – NHS finds itself a new go-to Poo-Bah, Eric ‘if I were a rich man’ Topol (counterpart of the lawyers’/court service’s Richard Susskind?) – “Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future”

    Wondering (((who))) commissioned him.

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