Diary Blog, 17 April 2020

First thoughts

Turned on the TV, to see that The World at War is again being shown. Interesting to the extent that many people who were in quite high positions in WW2 were still alive and able to be interviewed in 1973 when the series started. Not the top leaders, of course, but (mainly on the British and German sides) the secondary or lower commanders and other personalities: Speer, General Warlimont, Stalin’s interpreter etc.

As before, I was struck by how close the Wehrmacht came to capturing Moscow. As I have blogged before, in 1993 my driver made it from the Khimki memorial (the point of furthest advance in 1941) to close to the Kremlin in 15-20 minutes!

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A 1941 German tank would take longer, but even so… (yes, since both 1941 and my first visit in 1993, an IKEA store has appeared there!).

Annoying that, in World at War, Laurence Olivier, doing the voiceover, attempts a kind of faux-Russian pronunciation which is in fact wrong in both Russian and Western usage, eg “Shtalin” for “Stalin”.

Ash Sarkar

Ash Sarkar, who taught briefly at a new university (and now at some institute in the Netherlands, founded by a Dutch Jew), is now seen quite often on TV in the UK as a kind of “licensed Bolshevik”, following her rather silly “I’m literally a communist” outburst on a daytime TV show a couple of years ago. She is 28 today. That fact is “trending” on Twitter.

Ash Sarkar is part of the Novara Media set-up, along with Aaron Bastani.

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

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

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

Here is not the time or place convenient to examine the inanity of being both “communist” and “libertarian” (which is what both of the above claim to be; they also both claim to be “feminist”). To go into the full depths of their political childishness would take too long today. I have blogged about them, en passant, in relation to wider issues:

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

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/01/18/some-thoughts-about-venezuela-socialism-and-developing-a-more-advanced-society/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/01/04/a-brief-word-about-owen-jones/

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[above: Aaron Bastani and Ash Sarkar]

Neither is here and now the time and place to examine how it is that Anglia Ruskin University had someone whose degree and MA were both in English Literature teaching “Global Politics” for a year. We are talking about someone who defined Communism as “the desire to see the coercive structures of state dismantled, while also having fun“… I wonder what Marx (let alone Lenin, Stalin and Trotsky) would have thought of that!

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As said, Ash Sarkar has taken over from Owen Jones the mantle of the “licensed Bolshevik” or “System-approved faux-revolutionary” on the msm in the UK. She appears, despite her “I’m a communist” outburst, on BBC, Sky etc. I wonder whether the System msm would have been so accommodating had someone said “I’m literally a National Socialist”? Or even “social-nationalist”? Of course not. Blackballed at once. So Ash Sarkar fulfils the role of pseudo-revolutionary or radical. The BBC or Sky can then say “look, we’re an open and free mass media outlet. We even have revolutionaries on our shows.” Yes, of course…

The Ash Sarkar trend on Twitter provides yet more evidence of how little Twitter reflects the real political world. I read that Novara Media has grown from having only a few thousand readers in 2015 to hundreds of thousands, on occasion 1 million or more, now.

However, there are 70 million inhabitants of the UK. If you looked only at Twitter, you might imagine that most support a “Novara Media” political position, when in fact Labour as a whole (and there is little organized “socialism” outside Labour) only has the support at present of about 25% of the population, and an Ash Sarkar position some very small proportion of that.

Twitter has expelled most truly dissident personalities (including me, in 2018), mostly at the behest of the organized Jewish lobby. Increasingly, one can almost judge the public mood by seeing what is favoured on Twitter, then reversing it.

Westminster Bridge clapathon for idiots

I blogged about this yesterday. I have to agree with this fellow:

and this one

(though I wish that some people would stop referring to the British police as “the feds”! Did that come from American TV via the blacks in the UK, somehow? How silly it is…)

Katie Hopkins [below] is right:

The UK as North Korea-lite, complete with emotional blackmail (if you don’t clap, and more importantly if you don’t support “lockdown”, or if you doubt the official narrative, you must be a bad person, almost a murderer…)

The Government of fools

It seems that little Matt Hancock and his fellow-clowns may “instruct” anyone over 70 and also anyone under 70 with health problems as common as high blood pressure to stay “indefinitely” in “lockdown”, i.e. under house arrest! For years, or for the rest of their lives!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8225021/Pressure-cafes-shops-reopen-government-expert-warns-mass-testing-come-first.html

I suggest that little Matt Hancock and this government shut up before they really do cause a (typically British, quiet?) revolution in this compliant nation of serfs.

The only reason that I am not going out wherever I please on a daily basis at present is because I have nowhere much to go anyway! If the proposed restrictions (beyond May) are mandated, however, I may have to go out with the specific intention of “flouting” the UK’s toytown police state “laws”.

Meanwhile…

and…https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11423742/nhs-volunteers-idle-thanks-shambles-app/

Below, UK North Korea-lite riot squad goons (“Territorial Support Group” in the Metropolitan Police) getting very agitato at a (Jew) journalist who tried to film an arrest (probably a pointless one):

This is always the problem, in any country, when you give the police too much power. They tend to abuse it and/or treat government preferences as “law”. What the government wants is not law. Look at the sergeant in charge there, in the clip. Shouts out that the journalist “is killing people” by standing outside a park, filming. How bloody stupid can you get?! When will the sergeant call in an air strike?…

This, below, is how the UK Government of Fools runs its toytown “war effort”:

Strange tweet and article, reproduced without comment or endorsement:

https://virily.com/business/sacrifice-rituals-for-moloch-on-13-days-of-preparation/

another unusual tweet:

and what of this?

Other tweets seen today

Hubris is A Bad Thing, so I shall not claim that Peter Hitchens is [see below] copying my blog remark of yesterday, which compared the government of fools’ “lockdown” with the actions of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. After all, the parallel is rather obvious.

A thought out of season

A few years ago, a pack of Jews, including some public entertainers, got together and, via the Jew-Zionist fake “charity”, the “Campaign Against Antisemitism”, had the satirical singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz barred from the Edinburgh Fringe, part of the Edinburgh Festival. How they laughed! Well, guess what? Most of those singers, monologuers, comedians etc were hoping to appear and make money, or advance their careers, at the Fringe this year. Oh, no, wait. Coronavirus…

Festival cancelled. Fringe cancelled. As Windsor Davies used to say, “oh dear, what a pity, never mind”.

L’homme qui rire

The same is true of all those barristers who either applauded my getting disbarred (via an allied pack of Jews) in 2016, or who failed to defend me publicly (not one did defend me, in fact). Coronavirus has now shut all of the courts, or almost all (I believe that some magistrates’ courts are still ploughing their way through their pathetic daily lists of minor crimes). Much of the Bar (despite “virtual hearings” here and there) has had its court work frozen. Not all have paperwork to do.

I sincerely hope that those who attacked me or failed to speak up, not so much for me personally, but for freedom of socio-political expression, suffer stinging blows; and well-deserved.

Unfortunately, many barristers have plenty of capital on which to draw, but many do not. I hope that those who opposed me and especially those who tried to kick me when I was down (via Twitter etc) will take a hit. They will anyway, eventually, one way or another, but now (in the pocket) would be a good start.

A tiny glimmer of commonsense (but not much)

Driving to the countryside and walking – where more time is spent doing the latter than the former – is among a list of reasonable excuses for Britons leaving their home during the coronavirus lockdown, according to advice issued to police.” [The Guardian]

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/16/driving-for-exercise-allowed-under-lockdown-rules-police-advised-coronavirus

…yet still no sign that the “authorities” or the police or public understand that, in terms of commonsense, there is nothing wrong in driving around just to get some change of air (with window down, for example). It neither exposes anyone to the virus, nor spreads it (because the virus is only able to move in air, briefly, in droplets of water, as when someone sneezes).

Prison Island UK

So the Government of this country, unlike all others in Europe, at least so far, is suggesting that 10% or 20% of the population is going to have to remain under house arrest for months, maybe years, until a vaccine is found or…when? Until the next Chinese virus is upon us? First thought: tell the Chinese to stop eating bats, rats, pangolins, birds’ nests and all the other disgraceful stuff they eat.

It is not acceptable for a British government to place a substantial minority or indeed majority of the population under house arrest. The only reason that the UK is in a bad position vis a vis this virus is because the Conservative Party governments have been for years cutting to the bone the NHS, care homes, social care in the community, and other relevant areas.

Do we see in Germany, France, Scandinavia etc this panic about shortages of equipment, of staff, of beds, of hospitals? No. Do we see in those other countries officially-approved “clapothons” to “celebrate” the health service? No. Do we see individuals having to (or deciding to) collect funds for the health service via crowdfunding, because that service is underfunded? No.

Well, I drove out on a couple of connected errands, both (I regret) within the new toytown police-state “rules”; two errands, one drive, as the Chinese might put it. My first afternoon drive for weeks.

My impressions: more cars than when the “lockdown” was first imposed, though fewer than when the UK lived what was then called “normal” life. No obvious police presence, though I hear through local sources that the police have been quite active in the wider local area in the (presumably) late evenings, i.e. after the supermarkets and convenience stores shut (mostly 2000 hrs). They have apparently been stopping cars, checking people out etc.

The little village shop a couple of miles away is now operating a “1 out 1 in” system, with only 2-3 people in toto allowed in at any time. I was able to buy some artisan trout pate and trout pate with horseradish, and a couple of bunches of local asparagus, as well as a few Lotto tickets.

It strikes me that “social distancing” is having a quite powerful psychological effect on people, a mental or emotional distancing too. Fewer smiles, a feeling around of wariness. What is really behind all this? As with the mass sacrifice of cattle during the Foot and Mouth emergency, there seems to be at least one hidden agenda.

China

I am coming to the provisonal view that the world as a whole is going to have to treat China as a deadly enemy. I am not happy about that tentative judgment, but I cannot see an alternative, the way things are. We must see things as they are, not as they might be in a more perfect world…

11 thoughts on “Diary Blog, 17 April 2020”

  1. I witnessed one of those toe curlingly embarrassing cringe fest clapathons for the NHS down my road yesterday. It was the first one we have had. I didn’t think we would get one since this is a very strong Tory area. Mind you, Tories also make for very good conformists for the media and government since they readily believe in Boris (he of the miraculous Easter Resurrection) and think he is a Messiah who is beyond criticism even though, in reality, thinking people view him as a seriously overpromoted and incompetent clown.

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  2. Some of the nutters didn’t just come out of their houses and started to clap like performing seals on command at 8.00 PM sharp but even banged on a few pots and pans! What is this country called? Is it a Latin country where they routinely engage in this kind of strange behaviour ie like Spain’s is it a Northern European country which is meant to have a stiff upper lip like Britain?

    To be honest, I’m getting a bit concerned at the mental health of some Britons. Needless to say, I stayed inside looking at the Orwellian ‘two minute love’ and having a little giggle!

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    1. M’Lord of Essex:
      Where I live, people are not clapping, banging (pots) etc, bar the two that I saw yesterday. It’s the kind of “community” forced-bonhomie that I hate. cf. 1977 Jubilee “street parties” etc. Thankfully I missed all that because I was in Rhodesia while that was all going on in the UK.

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  3. I’m glad to see that one ‘mainstream’ journalist, Andrew Neil, has noticed that this government of clowns hasn’t done one of the most obvious actions an administration should do to deal with this crisis ie severely restricting entry from airports!🤬😡🙄 Access to this country needs to be curtailed with few exceptions ie British citizens returning from abroad.

    New Zealand under their coalition government of Labour and New Zealand First done this WEEKS AGO. That this Tory government hasn’t should show people the ‘modern’ (puke) Tories are a globalist Liberal-Left Party which puts Britons last thus they have no intention of ever controlling immigration properly and are even prepared to put Britons lives at risk in pursuit of their anti-British globalist capitalist ideals.

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    1. M’Lord of Essex, little Matt Hancock is now threatening to put under *indefinite* house arrest anyone over 70 and even those 50-70 with conditions such as high blood pressure! I feel like giving the bastard a good kicking.

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  4. Yes, those police officers would not be too out of place in the totalitarian Marxist dictatorship of North Korea. Well, the ‘freedom loving’ 🙄Tories and Labour have had more than three decades of practice in turning police forces into obedient lapdogs for their regimes ie from the days of the Miners’ Strike to today’s persecution of mean tweeters so the forces attract even more than they did in the past those of an strongly authoritarian disposition.

    However, WHERE are these forces when you want them to arrest Muslim gang rapists?

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  5. There is nothing wrong with authoritarianism per se but it should be well-directed and under Tory and Labour misrule it sadly isn’t hence we have police forces useless at fighting real criminals but overly zealous in policing freedom of speech and thought online.

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  6. I was pleased to see that Tweet above regarding Boris’s unverifiable nurses; so I’m not the only one reasonably detecting plausible grounds for scrutinising the veracity of his hospital stay (if it indeed happened).

    The police themselves were criticised for not social distancing in the communal clap near Parliament. The Revolution eating its own?

    “Brits” in abundance:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/17-more-charter-flights-from-india-to-return-thousands-of-stranded-brits

    Confirmatory of the stats massaging (in former times referred to as ‘lying’):

    https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/deathsregisteredweeklyinenglandandwalesprovisional/weekending3april2020#main-points

    “A death can be registered with both COVID-19 and Influenza and Pneumonia mentioned on the death certificate. Because pneumonia may be a consequence of COVID-19, deaths where both were mentioned have been counted only in the COVID-19 category.”

    Seems to reflect the duplicitous methodology in

    Click to access Alert-2-New-ICD-code-introduced-for-COVID-19-deaths.pdf


    which I posted around the 8th:
    “COVID-19 should be reported on the death certificate for all decedents where the disease caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to death.”

    For those not yet exhausted to the end of endurance, perspective on other aspects of HMG’s idee fixe with vaccination:

    https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/government-corruption/gates-globalist-vaccine-agenda-a-win-win-for-pharma-and-mandatory-vaccination

    Previous years’ iterations of the script:

    https://vaxxter.com/same-play-book-different-virus/

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    1. Wigger:
      Yes. Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

      In fact, in terms of propaganda *method*, the UK state has managed to manage the public easily, in a judo-like way, not using blunt force as the primary way of manipulating behaviour, but combining that with channelling of the *fear* of the public (fear of the virus) and the inherent British social conformity.

      Where the state has fallen down is in the fact that it has painted itself into a corner and now cannot back down and then re-open the economy and society.

      There is this idea abroad that there has to be an “exit strategy”. Why not just say “everything will be open as of X-day, the last day of X-month”?

      Meanwhile, the economic tidal wave is approaching. Debenhams (23,000 jobs) has gone (officially only 7 stores and 400 jobs so far, but I doubt that the rest will last long) and I see that the ground force for aviation, several enterprises, eg Swissport, say that they will lay off their thousands of employees *this weekend* unless government £££ guarantees are given.

      This must have a huge down the line political effect, if anything up to (beyond?) 3 million ppl in UK become unemployed. And that is but one aspect.

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  7. Debenhams has been walking wounded for ages, maybe this is its second administration…?
    The whole of the high street must be in danger from amazon etc. Just another illustration of the quickening trend towards consolidation by those with capital enjoying economies of scale, squeezing out the competition. To him that hath…

    A chunky one that’s surprisingly been out of the news recently – apart from its being put into administration – is NMC Health which was in the FTSE100! A New York hedge fund (yes) doubted its financials and around last August commenced a campaign of short-selling. This year NMC flopped rather rapidly not so long after the FCA announced a formal investigation into its corporate affairs. Though an English holding company, its main centre of affairs was UAE I think, and the main issue seems to be the troubling circumstance of massive undisclosed borrowings incurred without the Board’s knowledge or approval. (So how are they borrowings of the company?!) Plus the proceeds of said loans having been applied to the benefit of third parties.
    What a dunghill! Just shows, you can have as much regulation as you like, if the players are second rate, you’re whistling in the dark. Moral:

    “America’s multiculture becomes an economical burden. Homogenic societies like Japan and Germany are more competitive on the world market.” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Dec. 14, 1991)

    That’s why the “emerging economies” will never actually “emerge” into the light.

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    1. As the Brazilians used to say, “Brazil is the country of the future—- and always will be!”

      The company model of the past few hundred years (the joint-stock company, with liability limited to the nominal face-value of the shares) is dynamic but open to huge abuse. It was invented in the UK, I think.

      After the South Sea Bubble, joint-stock companies were banned in England for about (from memory) 70 years, but no-one thinks to question the model’s supremacy (worldwide) now. Maybe it should be questioned.

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