Vauxhall City Farm
A good cause, which has suffered a funding crisis by reason of the “lockdown”/shutdown madness.
Another very good cause, a girl who desperately needs sophisticated surgery which the NHS will not or cannot undertake:
Obviously, in a better world, a U.S. President unaware that his major NATO ally (the UK) is a nuclear power, or that Finland is an independent state, could not exist. Sadly, in a world where the least-equipped to be heads of government often are in such positions, this latest raft of Trump revelation is scarcely news.
We often assume, that is to say that many people often assume, that the wealthiest, or most powerful, or famous, individuals are in that position because they somehow merit it, or are more intelligent, skilled, educated than the average Joe. Often not so.
Back in the mid-1980s, I used to have a beer now and then with two brothers at the now-defunct Cafe Munchen (a London pub/cafe at St. Giles’ Circus, with marble tables and floors, and Bavarian beers on tap). One brother worked at Citibank. I asked him what Walter Wriston (then a major world financial figure and with whom that brother had worked) was like. He replied “just an ordinary boring American businessman”. [not a very nice person: “…in 1966, he married lawyer and businesswoman Kathryn Dineen. Together Walter and Kathryn attempted to exploit the financial circumstances of their neighbors in attempts to acquire properties for below market value.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Wriston].
The British Royal Family prove the above contention in trumps (no pun intended). Charles is supposed to be the intellectual of the family, because he can and does read a few books, and takes an interest in a few things that do not involve shooting, fishing, riding, racing (of various kinds) or hunting foxes.
One would have to be kinder than I probably am to describe the royal princes and princelings as anything other than uncultured idiots: Edward, Andrew, Anne, William, Harry. And that’s before I even start on the “Royal Mulatta”!
So now we have Trump, but before we British laugh too loud at him, we should look a little closer home, at the Boris-idiot government. “Boris” may be marginally more glossy than Trump, thanks to Eton and Oxford, but he is just as much of a bad joke as a head of government; and that is before one even looks at the rest of the Cabinet.
The economic tsunami gathering
Seems that Boris-idiot and the Cabinet of fools are starting to understand what a storm is coming, a storm their policies have caused, at least in large measure. They do not, however, have any clue what to do about that storm; they have no idea how to deal with the problem. “Boris” now talks about “tough times ahead” but is trying to make it appear that events, i.e. Coronavirus, have caused the tough times, rather than his own misgovernment, notably the unnecessary shutdown of the economy.
First thick tweet of the day comes from someone calling herself “Gina Antifa”/Saffiya Khan :
Note first the “cultural appropriation”, as a person of unspecified origin (Pakistani? Mixed?) living in the UK talks about “our hard fought for and much prized freedom of speech“, the freedom of speech generations of British people fought for. Secondly, she cannot distinguish between “free speech” and a mob howling in a hostile manner at a lone person in the street. Also, how is it “peaceful” for a mob to follow one person down a street, howling imprecations against him? The aim is intimidation.
Second thick tweet of the day comes via faux-revolutionary scribbler and money-scrabbler (a part-Jew), Owen Jones:
Cecil Rhodes was a “mass murderer”, says Jones. In fact, Rhodes was not a “mass murderer”. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Rhodes. The hypocrisy is that Jones is himself favourably-disposed to several real mass murderers; not least, Lenin.
I blogged about Owen Jones quite a while ago: https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/01/04/a-brief-word-about-owen-jones/
The irony is that the native peoples and animals of Africa would have been so much better off today had Rhodes achieved his goal of bringing that continent, or much of it, under British control “from Cairo to the Cape”. Of course, none of the “Black Lives Matter” idiots even think about any of that; for them, the “whites” simply “exploited” the “blacks” until the “blacks” were “liberated” after WW2. A cartoon view of 19th and 20th Century history.
Of course, the Rhodes statue is symbolic for the “protesters”. Their real target is not Rhodes but you and me as white British people.
Thinking about the above, though, it seems to me that not only the “antifa” idiots and the black mobs but also the “pro-statue” defenders have been sidetracked. The major battle is and will be over the society as a whole, not about the statues that adorn the squares and buildings. The artworks are ofsymbolic importance, though.
The death, at 103, of Vera Lynn, brings thoughts of WW2, of course, and of the sentimentality common to all sides in that terrible conflict. Vera Lynn herself was famous for several songs, but none more so than The White Cliffs of Dover, released in 1942:
Also, We’ll Meet Again
The Germans also had such songs, of which the best known, I suppose, is Lili Marlene, which in fact predated the war (1939), but only became popular (with both English and German soldiers) in 1941 and 1942, after it had been translated into English and then initially broadcast by German radio station Soldatensender Belgrad, the former Radio Belgrade.
I was interested to see, reading about it today on Wikipedia, that Lili Marlene was translated into English by renegade British officer Norman Baillie-Stewart (ne Wright), who was put on trial after the war ended, and was lucky to avoid either being hanged by the British or shot by Soviet forces: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lili_Marleen
Baillie-Stewart wrote an interesting memoir just before his death (in 1967, in Dublin), a copy of which I had in my (now-lost) library. Entitled The Officer in the Tower, the title refers to Baillie-Stewart’s pre-war trial on charges of espionage for Germany (he was convicted and served 5 years, being released in 1937). He was the last British subject to be a prisoner in the Tower on serious charges, other than those held there in transit (eg the Kray twins, when National Service abscondees in the 1950s): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Baillie-Stewart
The French had j’attendrai:
Even the Soviet forces and civilians had their favourites. Perhaps the best-known was Katyusha https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyusha_(song)
Cranes, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhuravli , first performed in 1969 and here sung by the great and quite recently-deceased singer Khvovostovsky, was a latter-day nostalgia piece which is still popular today:
Facebook and Trump
I am scarcely pro-Trump, but things have become quite out of hand when a private-enterprise quasi-monopoly can simply censor the U.S. President! In fact, there must be some ways put into place to prevent such censorship happening to anyone, not just heads of state.
I have been blogging, tweeting (before the Jews had me expelled from there), and speaking (at the London Forum in 2017) about this issue, i.e. the privatization of public space, for several years.
The major spheres of society (1.economic, 2.political and rights, 3.spiritual inc. education, religion etc) have to work in concord, without (as in this case) the economic sphere controlling or attempting to control one or both of the others (in this case, attempting to exercise control over both the political area and that of rights (freedom of expression): see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_threefolding
Well! Sounds as though some of the Scots are finally waking up to migration-invasion…https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-53086488
Needless to say, the white demonstrators (formerly known as “Scottish”) in Glasgow have been “condemned” by stupid Sturgeon and by one Humza Yousaf (incredibly, he seems to be Justice Secretary of the devolved Scottish administration). In fact, I have just looked up, on Wikipedia, that one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humza_Yousaf
Offspring of immigrants, who was educated privately, in part, and who has never had a non-political job, or any profession. Good luck, Scotland, especially if you ever have (supposed) “Independence”, with government ministers of that sort. Couldn’t the SNP find a real Scotsman to be Justice Secretary? The SNP is little more than a fake; controlled opposition.
Oh, and here we have Sky News instigating more hatred of white English and Scottish people:
That’s right…give the blacks more “reason” to blame white English people for why most blacks don’t have country estates, swimming pools, stables and wealth, not to mention white women and fast cars.
It seems to me very irresponsible for Sky News to fan the flames in that way; there again, this is no accident…it is part of the propaganda around the Great Replacement, aka White Genocide.
By the way, have my readers noticed that there is now a TV advertizing campaign for police recruitment? Guess what kind of people the police want to hire? That’s right…there are more black than white faces in that ad. The Great Replacement in action…