Diary Blog, 30 July 2020

When I first had a Twitter account, a decade ago, I began to tweet, inter alia, about the need for a wildlife grid in the UK. I meant a grid of strips or parcels of land, even if very narrow in places, that would link larger areas full of wildlife, such as woods, forests, national parks etc.

That idea is even more important today. I am heartened that, since I started to tweet and, later, blog about it, others have taken up the idea; some are well-connected, wealthy, famous. I think that, eventually, something can be done.

My concept was not nationalization of those strips of land, but a voluntary co-operation, co-ordinated for the sake of convenience and efficiency, but the ownership remaining, in most cases, in private hands, at least initially.

The area where I spent much of my childhood, the border of South Oxfordshire and Berkshire, near Reading, as now seen on Google Earth, exhibits the kind of changes that are all too common: high hedges replaced, usually by sterile fencing, some gardens in front of houses turned into gravelled or even concrete car parking. Sad. Why do people spend what is now the best part of a million pounds on a house in a leafy area, where suburb meets country, only to aesthetically trash their own house and gardens? Just to save a little inconvenience trimming the hedges? To save the cost of hiring a man to trim the hedges? It’s so tawdry…

A few blog posts around the subject:

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2016/12/16/a-wildlife-grid-for-the-uk/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/10/07/rewilding-and-reafforestation-of-parts-of-the-uk/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/08/28/the-british-countryside-under-the-future-ethnostate/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/social-nationalism-and-green-politics/

A wildlife grid is probably the most important single measure that can and should be taken to help the survival of wildlife in the UK.

Tweets on other matters seen so far today

In 1976, as an occasional (19 years old) reader of the anarchist newspaper Black Flag, I saw an article by someone saying that the State wanted to track and trace everyone, “because the human insect must be controlled at all times“. It seemed far-fetched to me at the time, but it stuck in the mind. Now look! A technologically-updated version is today’s news on the BBC!

I suppose that that sort of thing happens more often than we suppose. Around the same time, I read in an American journal, the name of which escapes me, that before too long the U.S. Marines would be deployed to help Israel in the Eastern Mediterranean. They even had a parody version of the U.S. Marines Hymn, replacing “From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli” with “From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tel Aviv.”

I thought that unlikely, but a few short years later both versions turned out to be correct, the first almost literally, though the “Tripoli” in the Hymn is the one in North Africa, not the one in Lebanon; the second, about Tel Aviv, only in effect:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Derna_(1805) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marines%27_Hymn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripoli https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripoli,_Lebanon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multinational_Force_in_Lebanon

More tweets

Argos

I see that Argos is stopping publication of its catalogue after nearly 50 years. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jul/30/argos-to-stop-printing-catalogue-after-almost-50-years

That news led me to muse on human nature. Argos was started in 1972 by Richard Tompkins, the man who brought Green Shield stamps to Britain in 1958 (he copied the idea from stamps already in use in the USA) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Tompkins https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Shield_Stamps https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argos_(retailer).

Green Shield stamps are of course unknown to anyone under about 35, having been withdrawn in 1991 and having been in the doldrums for years (their heyday was really the late 1960s and early 1970s). What I find interesting is something peripheral to them and Argos.

When Tompkins, then a fairly famous fellow in the UK, founded Argos in 1972, the conventional wisdom of the “experts”(newspaper business pundits etc) was that Tompkins was a bit of a maverick or even loony, not a serious businessman, and who had bitten off more than he could chew. Argos would probably fail fairly quickly. I recall those judgments from when I myself was at school.

Well, that was over 48 years ago. Argos was sold by its founder in 1979 to BAT; the last time it changed hands, a few years ago, the price tag was £1.4 billion…

There are always those who are ready to criticize those others who are willing to break new ground. Another similar time was in the 1980s, when Rupert Murdoch moved into satellite TV broadcasting. I recall someone then looking at the Daily Telegraph business pages and saying that “everyone” says that this would break Murdoch. Well, it nearly did, but he persevered, and now look! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_Television_(1984%E2%80%931990) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_UK

Beware the “experts”, who often know a lot but, equally, are often wrong in the end. Like fire, a good servant but a bad master.

Tweets seen

The tweet below made me laugh.

The latest nonsense from the “Government” of the toytown police state

“Lockdown” (shutdown) does not work. It —and the facemask nonsense— are attempts at social control, not disease control.

Trump

Seems that Trump wants to “delay” the Presidential election. Is that simply a wild tweet, or is this the beginning of the end for the American republic and its accustomed form of democracy? Too early to say.

Tweets seen

The tweeter above forgot to add “baroness” Deech…

“GnasherJew”

Seems that the notorious “GnasherJew” account on Twitter has fallen victim to the occupational disease of self-described “anti-fascists” (especially the Jewish ones)— mental instability.

I have blogged about the phenomenon previously:

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/07/18/theyre-coming-to-take-me-away-ha-ha/

That account is or was run by a small cabal of Jews who take or took turns to post: https://www.thejc.com/news/features/twitter-warriors-labour-antisemitism-jeremy-corbyn-1.470568 https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/twitter-account-battling-labour-anti-semitism-defiant-after-twice-being-suspended/

Whatever the reasons, if they are going, good riddance.

8 thoughts on “Diary Blog, 30 July 2020”

  1. Hello Ian: The fact that so many species of British wildlife are in danger is very sad and infuriating. The average city dweller is a moron without any regard or consideration for the countryside or the wildlife. He/she only springs into action to support Marxist/Anarchist “green” movements led by fakes or idiots like Greta Thunder-berg.

    The protection of the environment was very important in the Third Reich, which was the first and only government to issue specific legislation about it. I am enclosing a long but excellent article about the deep connection of the German people with Nature and the National-Socialist policies regarding the safekeeping of the environment and wildlife.

    https://deutschland1880-1945.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-green-reich.html

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  2. Is Mark Lewis the Ghost Rider of wheelchair-bound lawyers?

    I think I’ve seen video screen-equipped headstones displaying moving pictures of the deceased in programs about the victims of Middle Eastern wars. The way things are going in the West, I’m afraid the days of anyone have a marked grave will end shortly.

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    1. Watcher Enigma:
      The more I think about the way the world is going, the more glad I am that I probably have only 20 or so years left on this Earth as far as my current incarnation is concerned. I shall be 64 in September. The question, for me, resolves into “how can I do what must be done?” in the time probably available…

      The present world civilization may come to an end, on the large scale, during that time or soon after (2022-2055). What matters now is to make sure that something is in place that can carry the flame of post-Aryan culture and civilization through the coming centuries to its next metamorphosis and to its next peak.

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      1. I do agree with you, Ian. Perhaps I should feel sorry for White people under 30 because the future looks really awful. On the other hand, most White people do not care about it, that is why we are in this horrible mess. Serves them right! They will have to sort themselves out.

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      2. Claudius:
        Yes. How sad it is that some young people in England have had cases cooked up against them, been imprisoned etc, for supposedly belonging to this or that “banned” group, when they would have done better to follow what I say (I suppose that they had no idea about me or my ideas or that I even exist) and to have relocated to form a germinal ethnostate in some part of the UK.

        Likewise, sad that a few young people spent their time talking about eliminating a few MPs, which is almost pointless, even if some MPs deserve it! Those young people too should have done what is outlined above: relocated, formed a strong core (as Clausewitz recommended), had children, started a germinal ethnostate…

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      3. Hello Ian: I agree with you, but, to be honest, I understand them. Had I been a 20-year-old today I would have been involved in some kind of attack or assassination because: A) I am a hothead, B) The situation nowadays is so awful that is almost unbearable.

        Coming back to what you said, you are absolutely right. Political action as a group is almost impossible because, sooner or later, you will be outlawed or banned. Having said that maybe the situation will deteriorate so badly that resistance groups will spring up spontaneously, but it will be useless if there is no coordination.

        Sadly we were born in the wrong time…

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      4. Claudius:
        I hear what you say, but if one drone is eliminated, another one is appointed. One thinks of the 19thC assassinations of crowned heads of state. Someone else takes on the role within days.

        Everything depends on the exact political situation.

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