Today is 20 July. On the same date, 76 years ago, there was an attempt to assassinate the Chancellor of the German Reich, Adolf Hitler. It failed, but Hitler was wounded, and the remaining months of his life were affected by the physical and psychological effects of that treasonous act and the conspiracy behind it.
I have blogged about these matters in previous years. https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/07/20/the-20th-of-july-2019-thoughts/ and https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/the-20th-of-july/
This tweet, below, is very true:
Those who planned the atrocity at the top level were rewarded by the System not by death but preferment: Martin McGuinness “Deputy First Minister” in Northern Ireland (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_McGuinness); Gerry Adams fairly similarly: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Adams
These terrorists were more welcome at, say, 10 Downing Street, or London television studios, than I would ever be. We really need a (real) purge of the political and, even more important, cultural sectors of our society.
“The WHO changed its view on facemasks because it came under political pressure”… [from the broadcast above]
Some good points there. Many employers, in office-based trades, do not actually want their employees to “return”, because they get at least basic output from people working from home. True, and as many have commented, people often work at a lower intensity when they work from home, but in a period of economic slide anyway, that may not be determinative.
Hitchens also makes the good point that, as with the collapse of the Soviet Union, eventually a different future emerges, but only (as he implied) after much pain. He might have added that that future may be, for many, worse than was the past.
They tweet my name in vain
The following is so typical of the nonsense that is, often, Twitter!
Some people are tweeting about “antifa” cheerleader Mike Stuchbery. One, of whom I had never heard, and called @HaydenHewitt, tweets this:
His approbation (of my blog article) brings however this tweet, attacking me, from a “Mr. Nobody”, one Sean Reilly aka @SeanJamesReilly, of (it seems) Melbourne, Australia.
Seems that that silly little man has heard of me, anyway! Ha ha! I notice that, despite the fact that he has only 1,481 Twitter followers, he follows 5,000!
Then soi-disant “film critic”and house-husband Stephen Applebaum, posing as “@Rattus2384”, jumps in.
Applebaum, or “@Rattus2384”, whose other main Twitter account is @grubstreetsteve, was exposed during the Alison Chabloz court hearings as having been one of several sadistic Jew-Zionist trolls from the Jew/Israel lobby “Campaign Against Antisemitism” on Twitter, trolling mainly women opposed to Zionism.
Applebaum has been stalking me and others on Twitter and elsewhere for years (I was expelled from Twitter in 2018 by reason of a concerted attempt by a pack of Jews).
After all, Applebaum has no job or profession (and a working wife), so has time on his hands. (He does very occasionally write about film for the Jewish Chronicle).
It made me laugh to see how even the original tweeter had to agree (not knowing a thing about me) with stalker/obsessive Applebaum and “Mr. Nobody of Melbourne” that I must be a terrible person if I, as they apprehend, dislike Jews, those benefactors of humanity!
Still, I give the above tweeter, Hewitt, a few credits for at least being intellectually honest enough to stick with his original assessment of my article about Stuchbery. Many people like that article: thousands have seen it, including about 100-200 in the past few days.
Tweets seen this late evening
It does not surprise me that “Prison Planet” Watson, the best-known of the “Alt-right” wastes of space, is as described in that blog post, assuming it to be a true account.
Effectively free of real ideology, interested in money, a drug abuser, as well as a drunk and (a lesser fault, arguably, but added to the rest…) cynical in his relations with fairly young girls. In addition to which, Watson is unshaven, like a Jew, or an Iranian rabble-rouser.
Of course, to me Watson’s biggest fault is that he cynically kow-tows to the Jews and the Israel lobby, in the hope, perhaps, that they will not gang up on him and take away his rice bowl (his remaining online platforms, which provide his income). He is surely old enough to know that one cannot make a fair or lasting pact with the forces of Evil.
My overarching problem with Watson (and all of the “alt-Right” wastes of space) is that they offer no way forward for the British people, the other European peoples, or the world. All they can do is decry (justly, so be it) mass immigration (aka migration invasion), the Islamists, and cultural decadence (that last, hypocritically, in his and other cases).
The “Alt-Right” is or was a complete dead-end, politically, ideologically. “Prison Planet” Watson personifies the uselessness of that cul-de-sac of politics.
To my mind, someone like “Prison Planet” Watson has a great deal more in common with someone like Tommy Robinson (minus the beer-bottle-throwing followers, perhaps) than with me. At best a distraction; at worst, an enemy of social nationalism.
At least he has one saving grace: he seems to be a cat lover.
Last words for today