For “pandemic” read, “mostly because of the over-reaction of governments“.
“British Airways has parked its entire fleet of Airbus A380 jets and is scrapping its Boeing 747 “Jumbo jet” fleet..BA is burning through £20 million per day…around 10,000 of the 42,000 staff at the start of the coronavirus pandemic will lose their jobs“…[The Independent] https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/british-airways-coronavirus-flights-winter-travel-quarantine-b451198.html
It is about 10 years since I last flew BA (and in the past several years I have had no reason and no money to travel anyway or at all). To me, BA seems symptomatic of so many British companies. It has become just a globalist label, something for rootless cosmopolitans to invest in or speculate in.
The CEO of BA is a Spanish businessman whose career was mostly in the USA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%81lex_Cruz_(businessman).
You may say, “so what?“, but this is one example of a pattern: globalism, cosmopolitanism, the ripping-out of the heart of a business and replacement of that heart with money. Again, it may be objected that business is all about money. I should say, rather, that business is about money, but not all about money.
We have seen so many parts of the British socio-economic landscape disappear or get trashed in the past 20-30 years. To take a few examples, Cadbury’s chocolate, various other confectionery brands, Thomas Cook, some airlines, familiar shop chains such as Woolworth’s (yes, American in origin, but really Anglo-American: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolworths_Group#History).
Those old businesses had provenance, history, heart. They formed part of the British popular mental landscape.Look at Cadbury’s: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadbury.
Founded 1824. Part of British history. A trading and manufacturing entity, yes, but also one which developed a social ethos: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadbury.
The model village for employees, Bournville [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bournville], was an inspiration for similar settlements across Britain and quite possibly elsewhere, such as in the Soviet Union, where it was commonplace for large enterprises to operate hospitals, clinics, schools, entertainment facilities etc in towns where most people worked in one factory or plant, and which were far from other centres of population.
In recent decades, that whole ethos has been lost in the UK, not only at (to use its new name) Cadbury, but at many companies. Employee loyalty was not valued, brand loyalty was (mistakenly) relied upon. The British public started to boycott Cadbury chocolate once the company was taken over after 2008 by American Jews, who sacked British workers, and even changed the recipe of Cadbury products (as well as shortchanging the public on weight): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irene_Rosenfeld; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadbury#2017_%22Easter%22_controversy.
“My job in the audit department was to make sure Cadbury was meeting its commitments on promoting its products ethically, manufacturing them sustainably and looking after its own employees. From the factory in Bucharest to the office in Lima, all my colleagues around the world felt immense pride in what our company was doing to build a better world – as well as giving us the chocolate we loved.”
“That all changed in January 2010, when we learned that Cadbury was to be taken over by Kraft.”
The Jewess from America and her satraps did that. Ruined a once-great British company. Why should it surprise? Look at “sir” Philip Green and his activities; and many other examples. Look at, on a yet larger canvas, Boris-idiot’s basically Jewish (Jew-Zionist) “government” of nasty clowns.
The same pattern is seen over and over again, with various factors intertwined but almost always present: finance-capitalism, globalism, lack of honesty, lack of decency, multiculturalism, Jewish financial power.
The public have no affection for these globalized trading and manufacturing entities. Only a new form of society as a whole can heal this: the Threefold Social Order: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_threefolding.
Reverting to the airline industry, BA was set up in 1972 from the merger ofBOAC (founded 1939) and BEA (founded 1946) and later took over independent airlines such as British Caledonian (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Caledonian, which many business travellers thought superior from a passenger perspective) and Dan Air: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan-Air).
It is noteworthy, en passant, that even after WW2, quite a few airlines began as small operators, sometimes with only one or two planes: “Dan-Air (Dan Air Services Limited) was an airline based in the United Kingdom and a wholly owned subsidiary of London shipbroking firm Davies and Newman. It was started in 1953 with a single aircraft. Initially, it operated cargo and passenger charter flights from Southend (1953–1955) and Blackbushe airports (1955–1960) using a variety of piston-engined aircraft.” [Wikipedia]; Freddy Laker’s airlines too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Laker.
British Airways is but one large UK-based company facing ruin as a result not so much of “Coronavirus” but because of the over-reaction of the UK government to that virus. People will now only travel (subject to intrusive testing, facemask muzzles, pipsqueak “marshals” and even quarantine requirements), if they really have little choice.
We keep seeing msm obfuscation, talking about how the USA, India etc have “millions of cases”, when per head of population, other countries have far worse death outcomes; Spain, for example, a country with extremely strict facemask and lockdown measures. Is anyone listening? https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/mortality
Police alleged to have been “infiltrated” by social-nationalists (in Germany). Makes you think…
When the toytown police state becomes a real police state…
Hitchens’ use of “Brownshirts” is of course mistaken. Liberty only existed incidentally in Weimar Republic Germany. The SA was created to protect NSDAP meetings from Communist/Jew attack. The NSDAP was constantly repressed in pre-1933 Germany, but triumphed in the end because its policies were necessary and its victory divinely ordained.
All the same, does anyone really care what are the views of someone like Peter Jukes? I dare say that the vast majority of British people have never heard of him.
More tweets seen
The UK has gone so mad that one has to look twice before being sure that a spoof “government” poster is really a spoof.
Below, a typical 2020 UK “Homo Sovieticus” (at first glance) who wants people to “shut up and do as they are told”…but in fact he was just trying to make a joke. An Irishman somewhat lacking in Irish humour. Trouble is, there are untold thousands who would tweet the same and be deadly serious (in their own little minds):
That question is presumably rhetorical, unless you think that pro-Jew, pro-Israel expenses cheat and cocaine-abuser, Michael Gove, has any idea at all of what he is doing.
Here (below) is the little bastard drunk or drugged in the House of Commons:
Sadly, “someone” has had the better YouTube footage of the same incident removed. The Jew-Zionist lobby, again, no doubt.
So much for “freedom”…
Interesting commentary, below, from the USA:
The French were ahead of the British etc in deciding, quite mistakenly, that you could import blacks and browns, teach them all a load of stuff about citizenship and equality etc, and they would wake up one fine day as (in the French case) Frenchmen! Never happened. Never will happen.
As for that little squirt Macron, well…https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/on-recent-events-in-france/
Look at the crazy (and ignorant) bitch below!
I do not have much time for Angela Rayner, or indeed Labour generally, but this is crushing. Boris-idiot just sits there looking flattened. My sense is that he does not really want to be Prime Minister now that it involves “blood, sweat and tears”, including his own. So long as being Prime Minister meant posing as “World King” and having everyone around him telling him what a fine fellow he was, yes; now, increasingly (?), no.
For the first time, I wonder whether “Boris” will serve out all or even the bulk of his allotted term as PM. He looks defeated.
Hugh Johnson’s Vintage
I used to have this entire series on video. Superb. These extracts are shorter and fewer than the 1980s originals (a number of programmes, each about 25 minutes long), but are still well worth seeing. Erudite and interesting.