Ah…a chance to read the Obits, the only part of the newspaper worth reading, usually.
The multikulti paradise continues to develop…
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“Will it ever end?” Only when we rise up to exterminate evil.
A sign of cultural decadence, instigated by (((enemies of European culture))).
The Daily Telegraph obit. of Stuart Christie, the well-known anarchist, contains passages which draw on his memoirs, which I recall from having read them quite a few years ago, he having been imprisoned in Spain for plotting to kill Franco (he smuggled explosives):
“While inside he was able to buy food, books, magazines and whisky (wine was free), was trained in printing, passed A-levels in Spanish and English and learnt how to cook tortilla. “I had expected to be buried in a subterranean tunnel with water up to my neck, but it was nothing like that,” he told Reuters after his release….” [Daily Telegraph]
So much for “Francoist fascist oppression”! In fact, Franco released Christie after only 3 years of a 20-year sentence, having read a letter of appeal by Christie’s mother. Christie’s original sentence had been death by garotte.
“Indeed, conditions in Franco’s jail compared favourably with life in Brixton Prison where he was held for 18 months after being arrested in 1971, along with the so-called Stoke Newington Eight, on charges of taking part in the Angry Brigade, which had been responsible for a series of small-scale bombing attacks on embassies, ministers’ homes, corporations, even the Miss World competition.” [Daily Telegraph]
“Following what was one of the longest conspiracy trials – 109 days –in the history of the British legal system, Christie, who claimed detonators found in his home had been planted, was the only one to be acquitted by a jury.” [Daily Telegraph]
Having, as I say, read Christie’s memoirs, my assessment of him, as far as I can recall, was that he was a fairly honest person, but very naive both personally and politically; not at all well-educated; a bit of a dimwit, though (if I recall his memoirs accurately) with a fairly high opinion of himself.
Surprising to be reminded that he was only 10 years older than me, not because he has now died, but because when I was 19, in 1976, I occasionally read Black Flag, subtitled The Journal of Revolutionary Anarchism; Christie was the most famous anarchist of the day, yet was only 29. On the other hand, at age 29, Napoleon had already conquered Italy and invaded Egypt!
Things take so long today. Napoleon was already the victor over Italy when aged 26 or so. Most 26-year-olds today, in the UK, are little more than children.
Likewise on the impersonal scale. All the peacetime achievements of the German Reich were both planned and completed within the 6 years 1933-1939. Today, the UK’s disastrously misconceived HS2 vanity rail project has been planned and prepared since 2009, and yet the first trains will not run until around 2030!
The renowned guitarist (etc), Julian Bream, has died (in fact a few weeks ago, but I only found out today): https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2020/08/14/julian-bream-uniquely-gifted-influential-british-classical-guitarist/
Using my 2 days’ free perusal of the Daily Telegraph obits, I see that Clive Ponting also died: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2020/08/04/clive-ponting-mod-official-leaked-documents-sinking-belgrano/.
I suppose that his name will not be familiar to anyone under 50, but he hit the headlines back in 1985.
One interesting later claim made by Ponting was that, should Britain leave the EU on a “no deal” Brexit basis, Westminster would use emergency powers to dissolve the Scottish Parliament. Is that true? We may soon find out.
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The Daily Telegraph obituary ofJean Raspail: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2020/06/28/jean-raspail-french-writer-king-patagonia-hero-right-invaded/
Scientists without “degrees”
In an earlier blog post, I noted that many of of the most significant people in scientific history did not have “degrees” from any university (as unthinking persons often insist “scientists” must have). Here’s another, Guillaume de Rougemont (Oxford University did honour him late in life): https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2020/06/11/guillaume-de-rougemont-entomologist-collection-45000-beetles/
Rhodes at Oriel, Oxford
In the end, newspaper articles, tweets, YouTube videos etc will not decide the issue of who runs and directs Britain. Boots on the ground.
The “unacceptable face of capitalism”?