Diary Blog, 3 January 2020

Just blogged (for the second time) about Dominic Cummings, the Boris-idiot “adviser” and circus ringmaster.

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2020/01/03/dominic-cummings-a-government-of-dystopia-and-lunacy-posing-as-genius/

Easy to laugh at, but withal quite serious. Maybe very serious.

Trump and Iran

The attack at Baghdad Airport will have one of three possible results:

  • Nothing
  • Out and out war between Iran and the USA
  • An oblique response from Iran.

No prize for guessing that I think that the third option is most likely. Outright war is impossible, a regional power without deliverable nuclear weapons against the world’s (still) only functioning superpower. So what would an “oblique response” be? Maybe something that hits the USA economically, maybe something such as the assassination of a head of state or government (keep your head down, Donald!), maybe the same but aimed not at the USA directly but at its allies.

Speculating in an admittedly not very original fashion, one might wonder whether Iran might not at some point launch an all-out missile and other attack on Israel. It might be said that Israel’s nuclear capability would render such an attack suicidal. True, but still, it could happen. A similar attack but on, eg, the United Arab Emirates. More likely. Or on Saudi.

As to Trump himself, I find myself wondering whether he has some physical problem with his brain. I was reading a few of his tweets. They seem abnormal yet not in the slightest intelligent. I suppose that the US President gets brain scans etc as part of the silly annual ritual of the President getting a clear bill of health. I suppose…

A Woman Who Knows Secrets

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[above, same person, many years ago, with the young part-Jew who later became Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne; on the table, a bottle of wine and —circled in red— evidence of cocaine abuse]

Below: Ignorant loudmouth MP Jess Phillips put in her place by one of the State’s former (and unofficial) “chief whips”…

Below, she makes an equally good point (the second tweet)…

but Kipling got there first:

I WENT into a public ‘ouse to get a pint o’ beer,
The publican ‘e up an’ sez, ” We serve no red-coats here.”
The girls be’ind the bar they laughed an’ giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an’ to myself sez I:
O it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ ” Tommy, go away ” ;
But it’s ” Thank you, Mister Atkins,” when the band begins to play
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it’s ” Thank you, Mister Atkins,” when the band begins to play.

I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but ‘adn’t none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-‘alls,
But when it comes to fightin’, Lord! they’ll shove me in the stalls!
For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ ” Tommy, wait outside “;
But it’s ” Special train for Atkins ” when the trooper’s on the tide
The troopship’s on the tide, my boys, the troopship’s on the tide,
O it’s ” Special train for Atkins ” when the trooper’s on the tide.

Yes, makin’ mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an’ they’re starvation cheap.
An’ hustlin’ drunken soldiers when they’re goin’ large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin’ in full kit.
Then it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an` Tommy, ‘ow’s yer soul? ”
But it’s ” Thin red line of ‘eroes ” when the drums begin to roll
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it’s ” Thin red line of ‘eroes, ” when the drums begin to roll.

We aren’t no thin red ‘eroes, nor we aren’t no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An’ if sometimes our conduck isn’t all your fancy paints,
Why, single men in barricks don’t grow into plaster saints;
While it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an` Tommy, fall be’ind,”
But it’s ” Please to walk in front, sir,” when there’s trouble in the wind
There’s trouble in the wind, my boys, there’s trouble in the wind,
O it’s ” Please to walk in front, sir,” when there’s trouble in the wind.

You talk o’ better food for us, an’ schools, an’ fires, an’ all:
We’ll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don’t mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow’s Uniform is not the soldier-man’s disgrace.
For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an` Chuck him out, the brute! ”
But it’s ” Saviour of ‘is country ” when the guns begin to shoot;
An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please;
An ‘Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool – you bet that Tommy sees!

http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/poems_tommy.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_(Kipling_poem)

17 thoughts on “Diary Blog, 3 January 2020”

  1. Trump isn’t very intelligent but then few US Presidents have been. We have also had a couple of real duds ie Winston Churchill (not a patch on Rugby-educated Neville Chamberlain and so much for that expensive private education Winston had at Harrow School) David Cameron and the latest ‘Eton Mess’ Boris-Idiot himself.

    No doubt Trump’s thicker puppet, Boris-Idiot, will get us involved in any war with Iran on account of the so-called ‘Special Relationship’ and the pro-Israel Zionist Lobby that he owes quite a bit of his landslide ‘victory’ to.

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    1. It is getting to the point where the UK cannot actually *be* involved in much of a war because the troops are not there (and many are not up to much).

      I think that we have previously discussed the paucity of ships, aircraft etc (as compared to China or Russia).

      https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/02/overweight-unfit-shy-british-army-still-wants-you
      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5655093/British-army-17-000-troops-unfit-fight-theatres.html

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  2. So, some people put part of the blame for a lack of military recruits onto a lack of opportunities for doing for soldiers are trained for. Perhaps, that may well be a part of it but I think there are other less PC reasons as well such as many potential recruits lack the confidence that British governments think all that carefully about putting Britain into military conflicts ie they don’t particularly wish to die or get seriously maimed for other than solid, British national interest reasons.

    Ben Wallace seems to be one of the few decent appointments to Cabinet for a very long time. At least he has experience in the area of government policy he is now the Secretary of State for which is rare. Call me a male chauvinist pig if you like but it is also good Ben Wallace is a man as I think there is something slightly unnatural in having a female as Defence Secretary.

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  3. Yes, her second point is a very good one. David Lloyd-George promised returning Tommies from World War One that he would create a land ‘fit for heroes’ to live in yet that didn’t materialise and it hasn’t arrived a century later either!

    It is good also she slapped down Jess Phillips. She might well make entertaining Channel Four News pieces with her virtual lover of walking Tory ‘Lord Charles’ parody Jacob Rees-Mogg but she isn’t fit to lead a political party. The Labour Party would be utterly mad to do that but I have a feeling they won’t.

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    1. We are in an era of political dishonesty that makes previous decades and centuries look almost honest. Boris-idiot, Jess Phillips, David Cameron-Levita, George Osborne, Michael Gove etc. The Jew element may be part of that but it goes yet deeper.

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  4. It looks like the Labour Party are buggered. As far as I can see they have no candidate who would make for a decent, and electorally popular leader. None seems to want to ‘think out of the box’ on issues like electoral reform apart from Clive Lewis and he isn’t exactly leadership material. Keir Starmer looks to be the obvious front runner but is too much of an adherent of Blairism which is source of the Labour Party’s electoral difficulties in my opinion. He also looks to be a puppet of the Israel Zionist Lobby.

    Very sadly, it looks as if the United Kingdom ( or what is likely to be left of it after Scotland and NI leave) is stuck with Coco The Clown for about a decade! How utterly depressing!🤬😡😞☹️

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    1. Indeed. I shall do a detailed blog when the official runners and riders are fixed.

      Clive Lewis? Not only a half-caste, but one who has proven that he cannot hold his drink, and is mentally unstable. A short time in Afghanistan (probably in a mobile laundry unit anyway) and had a meltdown.

      Dan Jarvis: apparently was a real officer, but is pro-Israel etc, so as far as I am concerned, nbg. Heart may or may not be in the right place. One of the better possible candidates, though.

      Lisa Nandy: System Blairite throwback, part-Indian, a serious politician (amid a poor bunch though) but pro-immigration, pro-Israel. Bin her.

      Jess Phillips: I blogged about her. Deadhead careerist and freeloader. Pro-Israel. A bad joke.

      Keir Starmer: looks the part, solid, safe, but dull as ditchwater.

      Emily Thornberry: massive chip on shoulder from having been forced into a council house when her father abandoned her and her mother. Pro-Israel. Smug. Moneygrubber who has about 8 buy to let properties.

      David Lammy: pretty thick despite being a barrister (he did criminal law, though…). Effectively a black “racist” in the Diane Abbott mould. Member, Labour Friends of Israel. Member of and welcome at Lincoln’s Inn (unlike me— I was expelled as an automatic consequence of my politically-motivated disbarment in 2016). Useless.

      Ian Lavery: political fossil. Useless (and his house was bought for him by use of funds from the NUM pension fund!). Hopeless.

      Yvette Cooper: expenses cheat, effectively a fraudster. Virtue-signalling hypocrite. Owns several houses. “Refugees welcome” idiot. Would-be dictator. Pro-Israel/pro-Jew. Evil and useless.

      Rebecca Long-Bailey: at least wants a better society, but at same time seems pretty mediocre in some ways. Would never appeal to most voters.

      That would be my overview of it all. My view is that all three System parties are declining and that a new force *could* arise, in such conditions of volatility, but only
      1. If it exists (!) at all…;
      2. If surrounding circumstances and events call it forth.

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    2. btw, I saw this:
      https://www.thejc.com/news/news-features/how-george-orwell-s-antisemitism-resurfaced-on-the-left-1.494920

      The author remains puzzled (at the end) as to why George Orwell, “the conscience of the nation”, was “antisemitic”. Ha ha! Surely that is obvious?!

      I myself was unaware that Orwell was one of the untold hundreds of famous literary, musical, philosophical and other luminaries who were and are hostile to the Jews. Wagner, Schumann, Chopin, to name but a small handful.

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      1. ‘Anti-semitism’ in Jewish eyes (or, at least the vast majority of them) has such an absurdly wide definition it is meaningless. It can be such a trivial thing as a Gentile not admiring Jews 100% and being prepared to say to the Jew ‘three bags full, Sir, Your wish is my command’ ie falling at their feet at their sheer brilliance.

        Certainly, REAL ‘anti-semitism’ does exist in this country and in others. I would say the REAL kind is a RACIAL anti-semitism ie gentiles not liking Jews for the fact that many of them have big noses, don’t like eating Pork or bacon, the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic ones wear funny clothes ie big, strange hats and have curly spirals of hair down the sides of their faces.

        It is pretty stupid and irrational to be against Jews on that basis especially as they form less than 1% of the total population.

        Other forms of ‘anti-semitism’ aren’t real forms of it ie gentiles being concerned about the way some Jews behave or think vis a vis us ie we patriotic British gentiles believing some Jews put the interests of a foreign state, Israel, above that of Britain or the interests of Jews in other gentile countries.

        Sir Oswald Mosley defined that as acting like a “nation within a nation” Contrary to media myth he wasn’t an ‘anti-semite’ ie he had Jews in his party of the British Union of Fascists (BUF). Obviously, they were the loyal, pro-British and fully integrated into British society ones. Infact, Sir Oswald was attacked by other figures on the ‘far right’ of British politics during the 1930’s because they thought his attitude towards Jews was too soft. Arnold Leese called him a ‘Kosher fascist’.

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      2. As you say. For myself, inasmuch as I do not like Jews generally, that would be based on their behaviour *generally*. It does not mean that I would be impolite, usually, to a Jew, knock off his hat (if any) or desecrate the gravestones of his ancestors.

        My opposition to the Jewish and/or Zionist *lobby* is based on the foundation that that lobby has increasingly interpenetrated the Western world, applying a stranglehold to vital areas— msm, law, politics, publishing, as well as the more obvious ones of finance etc, and repressing freedom of expression of non-Jews.

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      3. ‘Anti-semitism’ exists on both the ‘Right’ and the ‘Left’ of politics. The ‘Left’ form of it is pretty stupid ie believing all Jews are very wealthy and resenting them for that reason, believing all Jews are hyper-capitalists etc.

        The ‘Right-wing’ form is much more rational and is mainly concerned NOT with how rich some Jews are but to do with being concerned about some Jews acting like a “nation within a nation”, not fully integrating into British society in that way, not viewing what they think of as their ethnic interests and that of their fellow Jews in other countries as being the same as the interests of British gentiles, not pulling together with we gentiles in the same national direction.

        After all, if there were a small British gentile minority in Israel that put the interests of Britain above the interests of the state of Israel, would Israeli Jews just shrug their shoulders and say to be critical of that behaviour was a blanket ‘anti-gentile’ racism? I don’t think they would and they would be within their rights to be critical.

        Put basically, the only forms of nationalism that should be tolerated in the United Kingdom are English ethnic nationalism, Scottish ethnic nationalism, Welsh ethnic nationalism, Ulster-Scot ethnic nationalism, Irish ethnic nationalism and an overarching British civic nationalism NOT a quasi Israeli ethnic nationalism.

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    1. Wigger: Very interesting; not least because her predictions all seem plausible to me! All, that is, except the one about the supremacy of the Vale of Evesham asparagus! That is certainly not within my sphere of knowledge.

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      1. English/British Asparagus is said to be the best in the world according to food experts. I think they are correct. When I have had it it tasted a lot better than the usual imported stuff. Most asparagus in Britain is imported from just one country in South America ie Peru. This is the case with the normal supermarkets and even Harrods! I was in there just before Christmas and was surprised to see that even they are now importing it form Peru and seem to have stopped selling the much rarer white asparagus which is a delicacy in Germany and on the Continent.

        About two years or so ago, I was also in Harrods Food Halls and they imported green asparagus from another country then. I have to say I don’t find Peruvian Asparagus all that pleasant for the most part. The best supermarket asparagus, I believe, comes from Marks and Spencer’s. Well, it isn’t just food but M and S Food, after all!😀😄👌😎

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  5. Now, if every Jew in Britain was like the ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Beck there would be very little in the way of ‘anti-semitism’ existing in Britain.

    Good for you, Rabbi Beck, you tell them!:

    What a great and peaceful guy ie unlike the Zionist extremist fanatics!

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  6. What charming individuals Zionist extremists are! Calling a decent and peaceful Jewish man, Rabbi Beck, “Scum”!🙄

    As for calling him and his fellow Jews ‘non Jews’! Well, all I can say to her is that you must be blind woman because this British gentile man thinks Rabbi Beck and company look far more Jewish than you ever will! Infact, so ‘Jewish-looking’ is Rabbi Beck etc in the popular gentile imagination that he and his fellow ‘Rebel Rabbis’ may as well be at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem than in Stamford Hill!

    He and they are DEFINITELY Jewish, woman!

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