I start late in the evening, so I shall make this post cover two days.
First, some rare good news about the planet and environment:
American politics and society
The multikulti madness continues…
Saw circulation figures for last year. The Sun “newspaper” only sells about 1.3M copies now (if that— the 1.3M is a circulation figure). In living memory, indeed recent memory (1990s) it was around 3M. The Guardian circulation is (or was, a year ago) 134,000. In other words, only about 1 person out of 500 in the UK read the Guardian (in print) in 2019. Now? Maybe the 134,000 is around 120,000. Something like that.
Not one newspaper increased its circulation in 2019 over 2018. Some recorded falls as great as 18%. The Daily Telegraph circulation fell by 10%.
Of course, that does not take into account online readership, but I think that the Internet is culling newspapers in print, as Rupert Murdoch predicted years ago. Also, trust has been lost. Newspapers like the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror are using recent graduates in journalism, paying them peanuts for their often semi-literate drivel, and trying to push political agendas such as that promoted by the Jewish lobby. People are voting with their feet.
I speculated yesterday that maybe Sabisky was a reject from either MI5 or SIS and that that was the reason why so few details about him seem to be in the public domain. His university (which one? Was there one?); his marital status (he is said to have 4 children, despite only being 27 or 28 himself; who is his wife or “partner”?); where was he born, brought up etc? None of the msm has said anything about any of that, neither has his work history (if any) come to light. Sabisky is described in some newspaper reports as “an academic” but no specifics have been published. Was he a lecturer somewhere? We do not know.
In relation to the above, I see that there is a kefuffle about Sabisky never having been vetted. Well, maybe he was, even if a few years ago, if he was at one time a candidate member of SIS or MI5 on some kind of probation. It’s just a line of speculation, or what 1960s people would call a “riff”, but it would seem to fit the known facts, which include the fact that Sabisky was recruited by Dominic Cummings, whose own background (especially his time in Russia) is murky in parts.
Even the New York Times has taken Sabisky’s supposed higher degree (in Education) on trust from some (Sabisky’s own?) online biography: https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/02/17/world/europe/ap-eu-britain-government-adviser.html
Minor news from the ISIS barbarity
An aspirant “ISIS” barbarian (English but a convert to Islam) has pleaded guilty to, in effect, preparing to blow up St. Paul’s Cathedral.
She follows the trend of “Islamist” terrorists or would-be terrorists (both Muslims by birth and converts) in knowing next to nothing of her preferred religion. She apparently became a Muslim after her Muslim neighbours were “kind” to her.
It is clear even from the newspaper report that this person is, if not actually mentally unwell, then certainly “disturbed”. Psychiatric reports on her are being prepared.
The Mirror report gives few details of her life, but one can surmise that she is probably also of low IQ etc. Again, par for the course, looking at earlier cases, both in the UK and elsewhere.
Under other circumstances, she might have become (indeed, perhaps also was) a “refugees welcome” dimwit, an “antifa” idiot, and/or even a supporter of Jew-controlled anti-“hate” bodies such as “Hope not Hate” or even the “Campaign Against Antisemitism”. Stranger things have been known.
The accused was obviously easy meat for MI5 (or Anti-Terrorism Command police) entrapment (using the word in a lay, non-legal, sense). The FBI has been doing all that for decades in the USA.
A number of years ago, a similar person, an Irish autistic, converted to Islam, adhered to the then-feared ISIS barbarians, and tried to blow up the new shopping centre in central Exeter (which was not yet fully built when I still practised as a barrister there). The “Irish Muslim” failed, succeeding only in exploding a device in a loo into which he had locked himself. It detonated while he was unable to get out. Quite funny in a sense, but not for him. I believe that his injuries were grave. He only had himself to blame.
I suppose the lesson is that today’s “dedicated” terrorist, willing to kill and be killed, need not be, and in fact rarely is, any kind of deep thinker, let alone (if Muslim) an Islamic scholar. The warning flags are petty and non-political offences such as minor theft, minor drugs offences etc, isolation from general society, mental problems.
The dedicated terrorists of the past usually had a more or less thought-out ideology, some group discipline, a strategy. The list is long. In my mind would be the Russian and other anti-Romanov terrorists of the 19th and early 20th centuries (Bolsheviks, Narodnaya Volya, anarchists etc), the Jew terrorists of the period of British-Mandate Palestine (1918-1948),
the so-called “French Resistance” and similar groups elsewhere in WW2 occupied Western Europe, the Soviet-led partisans of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe generally, EOKA in British-ruled Cyprus, the insurgents in British-ruled Malaya, the Irish Republican Army in Northern (and Southern) Ireland,
not forgetting the various “Loyalist” groups. As Oscar Wilde said, “the Ulster Unionist, always ready to foment a loyal rebellion”. Brilliant.
My above list is scarcely exhaustive. We could add the Basque terrorists of ETA (a particularly formidable group), the Palestinian or pro-Palestinian groups (leaving aside arguable justifications…) and many others. Algerian nationalists and the OAS were of particular importance in the early 1960s.
There were, in the 1970s, 1980s, less disciplined groups of terrorists and/or ones who verged on the ordinarily criminal: in Italy, the Red Brigades, Germany, the Rote Armee Fraktion or RAF, commonly known as the Baader-Meinhoff Gang, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Army_Faction and, in the UK, the pointless but committed and, in some cases, well-educated (if rather superficially) Angry Brigade: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Angry_Brigade
One cannot really compare even the least organized of the major terror or “urban guerrilla groups (even such as the “Carlos” —Ilyich Ramirez Sanchez— group) with today’s “Islamist” and other terrorists. Those others had, as already mentioned, ideologies, commitment, organization (up to a point), general aims and strategies, technical capabilities (look at the IRA’s bomb-making expertise, for example), and, often, help from State actors such as the GRU, Stasi etc.
Looking at the present wave of individual or small-group terrorists (often infiltrated or set-up by provocateurs) one can see that the damage that they do in society is outweighed, in the collective mind of the State, by the PR assistance they give to the State, their acts suggesting that the organs of the State need more power, more legal help, more money, more staff etc.
[added later: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8028763/Female-ISIS-supporter-36-admits-terror-bomb-plot-St-Pauls.html]
Well done, Aaalst!
Now for bringing back the proper and original version of the Oberammergau Passion Play!
The Jews (the Israel/Zionist lobby) pressured the local people via the Vatican to change the Play. One example is Jesus Christ praying in Hebrew (most scholars believe that His usual spoken language was Aramaic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_of_Jesus, though it is true that He may have used spoken Hebrew too for sacramental purposes).
Most importantly, the Play as now performed has had removed the original Biblical line, “Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children” [from Matthew 27:25)(King James version; the version used in Germany is not identical but has the same meaning]; “the people” there meaning “the Jews”.
8 thoughts on “Diary Blog, 20-21 February 2020”
After a quick search the other day all I found on Andrew Sabisky was some flimflam article from about 4 years ago saying he’d been in full-time education till age 24 and iirc held an MSc/MEd from the Institute of Education (London Univ.?) in some psychological sub-flavour.
Oh, and Edward Dutton dropped his name a couple of times in this interview referring to him as a colleague or some such (co-dabbler?)
– maybe ED can impart some intel. Subject to that AS’s meteoric rise seems potentially just another case of British Establishment ‘it’s not what you know but who you know’ although I dare he is bright enough for something or other.
O/T: “Henry” of sundry forums favours this link:
– is Emma Barnett, bottle blonde BBC TV QT interviewer, really the daughter of this couple? The mind boggles.
Thank you. This is that institute:
A *postgraduate* institution, so nothing to say where Sabisky did his (in the American phrase) “undergraduate degree”. Maybe a teacher training college, maybe a university, but why the secrecy?
I read previously about the criminal Jew background of Emma Barnett’s parentage. I was unaware that she does Question Time now.I never bother with it these days. I thought that Fiona Bruce had taken it on.
I hardly ever watch BB tv , listen to their radio or read their websites so I am free of their incessant PC globalism so I am unaware of the origins of that Vanity Fair thing you mention above but I presume it was produced by or shown on the BBC?
The BBC is an absolute disgrace not only because of their left wing bias but also because they are increasingly rewriting British history even to the extent of bastardising classic British literature as that programme shows. The BBC is evil. No NATIONAL broadcaster should be producing programmes designed to make the British people forget who they are. That is how genocide can occur as the UN definition of it illustrates.
I did not watch it, but it was ITV, not BBC:
The influence permeates all the msm, not just the BBC, not just drama (think TV ads, especially); newspapers and magazines too. “They” (((they))) are behind much of it.
I am normally a supporter of public service broadcasting but the BBC produces less and less real quality programmes nowdays so as the corporation’s output declines in quality and as they appear to be wholly unable to reform themselves and get rid of their left-wing and globalist bias I think we wouldn’t be missing too much if they were not in existence anymore. It is time they reformed themselves or be shut down.
I agree. Like you, I was a supporter of the BBC despite its flaws, and liked the “public service broadcaster” ethos, but the BBC is now, like the camel, living off its hump…past glories, a few present day ones too, such as the Attenborough nature programmes, Wild China etc. The news shows are totally corrupted. To a large extent, since 2000, the BBC has colluded with government (much more than in the more distant past, though it was very dishonest in WW2, as one might expect in wartime). I think that I would be glad for it to go now. The overpayment to “celebrities” etc is a side issue but not of negligible proportions. An insult to most of the British people. I am also unhappy about its “pleb culture” or “chav culture” elements. I prefer “plain living and high thinking” in a State broadcaster.
The tv adverts are becoming increasingly absurd and this form of it is the worst apart from supposedly historical dramas. The ethnics are put into virtually every advert now with some of the situations where the advertisers have placed them utterly surreal. (((They))) would be very reluctant indeed to do it to their own history.🙄 ‘Rootless Cosmopolitans’! What are we going to do about them?
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