Diary Blog, 29 June 2020

Facemasks

The UK Government itself, despite making the wearing of masks compulsory on public transport, admits that the wearing of such masks has minimal effect on the Coronavirus situation generally, and in fact no more than minimal effect in terms of protecting the wearer or anyone else.

So why make the wearing of “face coverings” (which can be something as loose as a college scarf!) compulsory? Because this incompetent government is driven entirely by public relations and opinion polls. The plebs have been scared out of their skins by months of governmental and mass media propaganda. As a result, you see frightened rabbits wearing masks in Waitrose, carefully trying to stay the (again mandated for no reason— no scientific evidence backs it) “2 metres social distancing” from other shoppers.

Tweets and comments seen

The average age of death from Covid-19 in the UK is around 82, and most of those people have comorbidities. I said to our managers that we had to test people and could not just be throwing them into nursing homes. But that is what they did. Homes were virtually ordered to take elderly patients. We had one nursing home that ended up with 12 deaths in a week.”

The health service treated elderly, vulnerable people as figures on a piece of paper. The lack of any brain power being applied to this was amazing. They had one objective – to clear the hospitals – and everything else was subordinate to that. Of course, they will never say this is what happened. But that is precisely what did happen.”

We are probably all going to get Covid-19 and we are all going to keep getting it. The only purpose of lockdown was to protect the health service from being overwhelmed, which did not happen. The end result is that lockdown was a waste of time. It cannot be continued forever.”

[Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, in Spiked magazine]

If you were a German camp commandant somewhere like Belsen at the end of the war, and your inmates died of disease and malnutrition because Allied bombing etc had cut off supplies of food and medicine, you got hanged when the British or Americans arrived, but if you are an NHS adminstrator, and you deliberately send elderly and sick people somewhere, knowing that they will die as a result, or not caring (and you were “following orders” from superiors and Government), you are not hanged. People think that you are wonderful. They even stand outside their houses and clap like idiots on command to thank you. Mad world.

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How very true that is. A Cabinet headed by Boris-idiot, who is part-Jew, part-Turk, part-GodKnowsWhat, born in New York City, brought up largely in the USA and Belgium, descendant of generations of con-men.

Then there is the rest of the Cabinet, a scrapheap of Jews, Indians, and at least one woman (and a stupid woman at that) who became an MP on her back (if such is the bon mot); then we have an idiot (Williamson) who, as Defence Secretary, played with his pet spider while “threatening” China with a gunboat in the South China Sea (China has 850 large naval ships…), and so on. [Williamson is now Education Secretary, because even Boris-idiot saw that Williamson’s level of knowledge about military and naval affairs, and strategy, is limited to Airfix model soldiers, or playing Risk].

I have been critical of previous UK Cabinets and governments, but this one is unsurpassed. Jesus H. Christ!

This government is incompetent but, more than that, it is —like its predecessors— a tool of the New World Order conspiracy/consensus and the Jew Zionist occupation. ZOG/NWO.

I think, subject to correction, that it was William Cobbett (or maybe John Stuart Mill) who said that a sign that English liberty was no more would be when or if the civil jury were abolished. That is the civil jury, not the criminal jury.

In fact, the civil jury was largely a dead letter by the time of the Second World War, and was used in only a discrete number of case types. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juries_in_England_and_Wales#Civil_juries, a situation which has become even more constricted in recent times. Even defamation cases are now commonly heard in the absence of a civil jury: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juries_in_England_and_Wales#Civil_juries

That was the civil jury. However, it has never been seriously mooted that the criminal jury be abolished. I say “seriously”; there have always, at least in my lifetime, been those against criminal juries. In my view, these critics mostly come into two categories: those (often academic lawyers) who think that ordinary juries are too stupid to think through the facts of cases properly; also, the more extreme “law and order” fanatics, who think that criminal juries acquit too often.

I disagree. While I do agree that (as far as observation can judge) the ordinary jury is certainly not on a high intellectual level, what the jury does, in reality, is import both a sense of justice and a societal imprimatur to the verdict. It is the job of both counsel and judge to explain the case to the jury in a way that will enable the jury, as the arbiters of fact in the case, to come to a just conclusion.

There have been exceptional cases. The Diplock courts in Northern Ireland: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplock_court. A friend of mine, a barrister, saw a Diplock court in operation in Belfast, in the 1980s. He said that it was like a bizarre parody of a normal UK court. The judge was similar, the barristers were similar, but there was no jury, and there were policemen there toting submachineguns! Incidentally, in the case that my friend saw, the accused was acquitted.

Comment: https://www.counselmagazine.co.uk/articles/opinion-juries-in-isolation

It may be that the size of the jury will be reduced: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8272455/Juries-reduced-size-time-WWII.html

Even in the Second World War, jury trials continued, and even in cases of espionage: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/28/britain-nazi-spies-mi5-second-world-war-german-executed, though I have to wonder how the discretion of the jury was maintained. Maybe the jury were “selected” specially, though they did occasionally acquit alleged German (usually Abwehr) agents.

Barristers vary much in their political and social views, but the vast majority still support jury trial in criminal cases.

I am also concerned about the idea of “virtual” trials, where the demeanour and impression of the witnesses cannot be, in my view, properly judged. That becomes all the more important in serious criminal cases

Traditional courts such as the Old Bailey (sketched during the trial of Ian Huntley) are too small to maintain social distancing so could be swapped for large lecture theatres
[above: artist’s sketch of the Ian Huntley murder trial; sketch by Priscilla Coleman]

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The blacks think that they are in the ascendant, but of course have no idea (((who))) is pulling their strings.

This “Black Lives Matter” nonsense is basically a puppet show for fools (including, sadly, quite a few white ones). Behind it is part of the ZOG/NWO scenario.

It does not really matter whether you call it The Great Replacement, White Genocide, or anything else. What matters is that white Northern Europeans are being systematically targeted by forces of evil. War has been declared, on all fronts.

Of course, there is a widespread though unfocussed wish for a better society. That wish is being used as a kind of motive power for a number of things, movements, events, which in fact (if they come to fruition) will bring into flower a society of evil, just as the legitimate desire of Russians and others in pre-revolutionary Russia led not to a better society but to one far worse in most respects than had been the case before the Revolution(s).

The present discontent

An opinion poll says that only 6% of UK people want to return to their former (pre-Coronavirus) lives. In a sense, that does not surprise me. While many (including me) disliked the “lockdown”/shutdown for various reasons (civil rights, the damage done to the economy, society and the health of the nation etc), there are many (as I blogged from the start) who were and are enjoying it all.

The more affluent part of society rather liked the “lockdown” because many of such people have pleasant detached houses, with large grounds or gardens, swimming pools, tennis courts, even stables. Many were “working from home”, either doing less work than usual or at least not having to commute for hours, or go to meetings etc. For many, it has been an early “endless Summer”. The Chardonnay and seafood has been delivered by Waitrose or Ocado, the only thing missing is the social interaction (and if those “rules” are broken, who’s to know anyway?).

What about those “furloughed”? The lower-paid, below about £30,000 p.a., are having 80% of their pay covered (up to £2,500 per month), with no need to work and no need to spend on transport to such work. True, that does not cut it for people on higher salaries, but many of those are “working from home”, not furloughed. Others may just have chosen to look upon it as a partly-paid holiday of sorts.

Even the unemployed and/or disabled are better off during “lockdown”. The DWP has suspended its pathetic but cruel regime of “face to face interviews” (with semi-educated jobsworths from DWP itself or from carpetbagging private companies), and no-one (as far as I know) is required to “seek work” by making 100 or 50 (?) pointless applications every week.

Leaving money aside, many people have rather liked the absence of boring old work in itself. Then there is the natural world. I myself have noticed the resurgence of Nature, birds in particular.

In the past, I have blogged about how society should move from the workaholic frenzy of the past 40 years to, not a 1960s “society of leisure”, but to a less harried lifestyle (which I have called the “society of measure”).

What that means is that there must be a rhythm and structure to society. Our society must not be this dystopian, pseudo-“libertarian” finance-capitalist frenzied rush, “open all hours” society; the “eat your sandwiches at your desk” society.

Such a “society of measure” will have at least one day a week reserved, if not for religion and philosophy, at least for watching old (or new) films at home, for playing bowls, or cricket, or polo at home (or at least not professionally). Also, for boating, or lazing, or whatever else is not directly productive.

Yes, that does mean no “B&Q” or other stores open on the designated “day of rest” (and recreation); it also means that the people who work in retail have at least one day off.

It may be worth looking at hours of work. Even if the now usual 40 hours per week were to be retained, that could be changed to 10 hours per day, 4 days per week, or some other configuration.

At present, the Boris-idiot government is saying that it wants to go for, as an earlier government put it, a “dash for growth”. Disastrous. Sunday trading hours to be expanded, gimcrack housing speading like a cancer over the countryside, planning regulation chucked aside, and so on. Completely wrong.

These (below) were my thoughts on this topic a few years ago: https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2016/12/03/the-society-of-measure/

More tweets seen

Significant. People have seen the result of the pennywise/poundfoolish spending cuts of the past decade. As a Russian acquaintance of mine put it to me in 1993, referring to Leninism-Stalinism, and as we were sitting in the palatial main foyer of the Ukraina Hotel in Moscow, “Ian, that is an experiment that we do not wish to repeat“…

As in UK and across Europe. More testing means more “new cases”, but few require even basic medical attention; the death rate thankfully receding, because very few people who get the virus need medical help, and even fewer actually die from this.

Governments across the world (some governments) have made the wrong decision(s). The world economy is taking a huge hit, unnecessarily. The UK is facing a really major problem now.

The world (well, UK) in one tweet

I saw the tweet and radio clip below. For me, it contains about 6 things that make the UK worse than it need be. A radio presenter who is a Jewish woman (nein danke) and who is pursuing an “agenda” (nein danke), a radio show that is a bloody bore (nein danke), a black woman who is an MP (nein danke), and an MP (same MP) who is obviously as thick as two short planks and can hardly speak English even though born and (semi) educated in the UK.

NEIN DANKE! TO ALL OF THAT!

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

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

Late night music

Hilfskreuzer Atlantis.jpg
[above: the surface raider, Atlantis]

25 thoughts on “Diary Blog, 29 June 2020”

  1. How utterly EVIL is the US government? It doesn’t really matter whether their governments are formed by the Republicans or the Democrats the globalist evil is just the same.

    It is so tragic for Europe and the world that some form of peaceful, decent, relationship wasn’t established by Neville Chamberlain (though I believe he did his best) and Hitler in 1939.

    Then we wouldn’t have suffered a devastating war, half-Yankee blockhead Winston Churchill as PM, and Europe and the world would be more resistant to this US evil.

    This globalist brainwashing is the ultimate result of US power increasing and Europe’s waning. All of Europe especiallyBritain has effectively become an American colony since WW2 and this is the result.🤬😡😞☹️

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  2. Go home Yankees and keep this globalist crap at home! Stop being Israel’s bitch and puppet.

    The fact that Boris wasn’t even born in this country let alone his ahem ‘exotic’ ancestry is what makes him objectionable as our PM.

    The US would NEVER allow a person born in Britain to be their President and indeed I believe they have a law banning people born overseas from the highest office in that country.

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  3. For all his faults and he has a few, Jeremy Hunt at least has a modicum of intelligence, had quite extensive experience at Cabinet level jobs, was a far better Foreign Secretary than Boris ever was, knows what he would actually want to achieve with power instead of being merely content with being in No.10, looks smart and therefore Prime Ministerial and fit to represent this country on the world stage, and us actually English and born in this country so what did Britain’s ‘stupid party’ do?

    Pass over the much more obvious person to be PM and lumber us with incompetent clown Boris Idiot instead!😡🤬☹️😞🙄

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  4. There is also a more basic reason why people don’t mind too much ( it isn’t a matter of ‘enjoying’ it) lockdown which we didn’t really have anyway compared to the likes of China and social distancing restrictions and that is because these measures give people some degree of confidence the government is on top of matters and dealing with the disease.

    This Covid-19 business IS frightening for a lot of people and this isn’t a matter just for old people.

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    1. M’Lord of Essex, the main reaso that people are so frightened of Coronavirus is because the Government and msm have spent million persuading them that the Plague is about to strike them. Under 16s have a chance of dying somewhere around 5 million to 1! Very few people under 40 need be even slightly concerned. The elderly, yes. They should self-isolate if worried. The average age at death from “COVID-19” is 82 in the UK,and most of those had several other serious health problems.

      As the article I linked to today shows, millions may die *because* our society (inc NHS) has been more or less shut down.

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  5. Boris-idiot’s shambolic ‘government’ SHOULD have acted like China’s with tougher measures ENFORCED by REAL police and, above all, should have acted EARLIER Ie about a week to two weeks or so as then the spread of the virus could have been slowed down more effectively.

    Instead, he and his ‘government’ of blockheads prevaricated and had boring debates in Cabinet about how any real measures would have fitted into the Tory Party’s loony US style libertarian values ideology!

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    1. M’Lord of Essex,
      If I did not know your views on the efficacy of “lockdown” (if stricter) by now, I never shall! There are very cogent arguments to the contrary, though.

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  6. If there is no scientific evidence for masks then why did Austria’s government make them compulsory? Chancellor Kurz is an excellent leader for his country and is still in his early 30’s!

    Still, I suppose Austria being the sensible country that it is hasn’t been infected as much by stupid US libertarianism as much as Britain has and the reason is Austria is a genuine democracy which means that you only have to get 4% of the national vote to get MPs in parliament and that greatly facilitates alternative political ideologies being able to form the basis of political parties and getting inside its parliament.

    Meanwhile, in undemocratic Britain, our archaic First Past The Post system means that the true variety of political ideologies that exist in this country gets suppressed and has no chance of entering parliament unless such an ideology can take over one of the ONLY TWO parties able to send large numbers of MPs to the House of Commons.

    Mrs Thatcher’s libertarian loonies would still be in the political wilderness now if they hadn’t burrowed themselves into the Conservative Party and taken it over from the 1970’s onwards.

    So much for First Past The Post being effective against ‘extreme’ political ideologies!🙄🙄🙄🙄

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    1. M’Lord of Essex:
      Austrians,as a group, love rules. The WHO has said that, excepting medical and dental workers, masks are of only minimal utility. That is in fact what the latest UK Govt. advice is, too.

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      1. They still help rather than hinder particularly in enclosed spaces like small shops which, I believe, was one of the places Chancellor Kurz mandated their use? I thought the WHO had changed their advice from being very sceptical about them at first to being more positive now?

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      2. Yes, M’Lord of Essex
        WHO suddenly changed their “advice” recently, because many *governments* did not like the first (unbiased) advice.

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      3. I agree that Austrians do like rules. One rule they like to follow is that you shouldn’t litter public places unnecessarily and that if you do you should be fined. I’ve visited the Tyrol and a beautiful and VERY CLEAN place it is. Order and rules instead of an incessant demand for personal freedom and ‘rights’ can be of some use to a well-functioning society!

        Austria still has national service though it doesn’t have to be of a military nature.

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      4. M’Lord of Essex:
        I like Austria, but once fell foul of their love of rules. This was back in the mid-1980s. I bought a weekly pass for the Vienna metro and tram system at a kiosk by the UN complex (the other side of the Danube from central Vienna
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Office_at_Vienna

        The vendor did say something about a photo, but I was not really listening. Anyway, I had a good time that week, swimming in, inter alia, the Alte Donau (a kind of lake, the old course of the Danube),
        https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190454-d629536-Reviews-Alte_Donau-Vienna.html#photos;aggregationId=101&albumid=101&filter=7&ff=138897282

        and travelling around Vienna using my pass. I was staying in a place called Gusshausstrasse, near Karlsplatz.

        Anyway, came the day for me to travel by tram outside the city, to Baden, about 16 miles south.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baden_bei_Wien. I was unsure as to whether my pass would cover me, so I asked in the tourist office on the Ringstrasse (the main thoroughfare in Vienna). A charming fellow, like a character from The Third Man, took my pass and at first said yes, fine, but then he noticed that there was no photo attached. He became more and more agitated as I tried to politely exit from the office to the street. By the time I got outside, that man was shrieking about the law, and illegality.There was even saliva coming out of his mouth!

        Austrians *love* the rules…(ps. I went to Baden on the tram anyway; no-one checked my pass).

        pps: looks as though that old tram service Wien-Baden has been updated radically! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badner_Bahn

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  7. A country witch has hundreds of political parties registered with its Electoral Commission but due to First Past The Post one that has only two large parties with appreciably great numbers of MPs in its lower House of Parliament is barely more democratic than a single party dictatorship like China!

    First Past The Post HAS to go! It is holding this country back and Covid-19 has exposed that once again!

    https://www.makevotesmatter.org.uk

    https://www.electoral-reform.org.uk

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  8. First Past The Post is so simplistic, so crude, so incredibly inefficient at translating votes into seats it should never be used purely as a standalone electoral system but only utilised to provide geographical representation aka the ‘constituency link’ in a mixed overall electoral system such as Mixed-Member Proportional Representation as Germany and New Zealand use:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed-Member_proportional_representation

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  9. One of the benefits of that Mixed-Member Proportional Representation (MMP) system is that the two votes an elector has do not have to be used in the same way so if you think your constituency MP is a time serving, thick, blockhead ‘deadhead’ who doesn’t care about his/her constituents and we have quite a few of them in ‘safe seats’ especially but they are a member of your favourite party you can use your constituency vote to get rid of him/her by voting for a candidate of another party who has a better candidate standing in your seat whilst still voting for the regional party list of the ‘deadhead’ MP. In effect, that system gives everyone the power of a true personal vote in their constituency.

    Instead, under ‘pure’ FPTP at the moment if you think your present MP is rubbish BUT you like their party you either have to put up with the situation and still vote for that candidate or you have to vote for a candidate from a party you despise.

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  10. Indeed. Sensible Tories could use that system to vote for an able candidate of the Labour Party, Liberal Democrats, Green Party, UKIP etc in the constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip to get rid of Boris the unkempt Buffoon whilst still voting Tory on the regional PR party list for London and sensible Tories could replace Priti Vacant in the same way in Witham whilst voting for a regional PR Conservative Party list for the Eastern England region (Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk)

    Well, there is no harm in dreaming, is there?😀😆😂😃😀😆😂😂😂👌👌👌😎😎😎

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  11. Ha, ha, some people would say that sounds like a pretty good electoral system but what if Boris and Priti did lose the confidence of their constituents in this way and consequently lost their FPTP seats but they STILL gained election to parliament because they were placed as leading figures in their party at or very near the top of the pre election fixed ‘closed’ regional PR Conservative Party lists in London or Eastern England respectively?

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  12. This could happen unless the Conservative Party did appallingly badly in an election though another way of reducing the possibility of their gaining seats in Parliament through being at or near the top of regional PR lists would be to make those lists ‘open’ instead of ‘closed’ so that people intending to vote Tory could move individual candidates on the party’s list up or down it by indicating a preference vote for an individual candidate thus either increasing the possibility of a candidate being elected or decreasing it.

    That single preference vote would count both for that individual candidate and the party.

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  13. Germany and New Zealand both use ‘closed’ party lists as part of their Mixed-Member Proportional Representation systems but this system DOES NOT REQUIRE ‘closed’ lists to work you can use ‘open’ ones instead.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wik/Open_list

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

    I am not sure about New Zealand but I do know that in Germany there are strict laws governing how parties draw-up their state PR lists. The parties have to hold special meetings where they take a vote of their party members to decide their candidates and where on the state PR lists they put their candidates. This reduces the possibility of too strong an influence being put upon individual candidates by party bosses and reduces the chance of candidates being beholden to them.

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