Sometime in the near future, I shall post a blog article (as yet unwritten) distinguishing between political action and (where it crosses over into what is often called) “terrorism”. A grey area. For example, what about the “Resistance” and (on the Eastern Front) “partisans”, fighting the German Reich? What about those who took up arms in the 1920s and 1940s against the Soviet state? What about “anti-colonial” “fighters”, “terrorists”, or whatever? Jews in Palestine, Mau Mau in Kenya, various Arab “freedom-fighters” etc. What about “lone wolves”?
Is it merely that (only?) when such people are (maybe unofficially) under the loose direction of a recognized state, they are not “terrorists”? That is pretty thin from the ethical point of view.
So I shall consider the above questions and related issues in a later post.
Tweets seen today
I had not come across that MP before. Sarah Owen. Chinese, or maybe half-Chinese, (from Malaysia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Owen.
According to Wikipedia, she was once “political adviser” to Alan Sugar. For me, that’s enough…
Oh…I wonder how many English or half-English MPs there are in the equivalent parliament in Malaysia? That’s right— none…
Sadly, Chris Williamson is a “nearly man”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Williamson_(politician). He did try to stand up a little against the Jew-Zionists and/or the Israel lobby when he was an MP (2010-2015 and 2017-2019), but not nearly enough.
As a Labour council leader in Derby, “He was instrumental in setting up Holocaust Memorial Day events in the city and rescinded the obsolete medieval proscription barring Jews from living in Derby.” [Wikipedia].
Stupid; the Jews hate and despise him all the more. They still tweet against him fairly often, even though he is no longer an MP and unlikely ever to re-enter Parliament.
For example, when I was on Twitter (the Jews had me expelled in 2018), he retweeted my stuff a few times, until a Jew told him what a terrible “neo-Nazi” I supposedly am. He then blocked me. Bad move. Anyway, yesterday’s news…Finished.
Heard on radio that someone called Scott, the divorced ex-wife of Amazon kingpin Jeff Bezos, has given away USD $4 Billion in the past few months to hundreds of charities relieving poverty in the USA. Apparently about USD $35 Million daily. She is able to do that because, prior to the “panicdemic”, she was worth around USD $64 Billion, and her wealth has increased by a further USD $25 Billion this year! In other words, even having given away USD $4 Billion, she is yet worth USD $81 Billion! Staggering. 81 thousand million US dollars!
Even Croesus might be envious!
I do not want to be too churlish. At least she is trying to help struggling people, and with a significant chunk of her wealth, something others with similar or more wealth (eg her ex-husband) are (in most cases) not doing.
What is wrong is the fact that any individual has that amount of wealth in the first place. I do not believe, really, that any one person should control even 1% of that amount of wealth (even that would be about USD $800 Million. That amounts to about £600M in UK money).
As far as UK people are concerned, I have no objection to someone having a million pounds, maybe £10M, but probably not £100M.
Bezos himself is apparently worth USD $186 Billion!
One of the disappointing features of world society is not so much the stinginess of many of the ultra-wealthy, though that is disappointing, but the lack of vision of so many of them.
The Wikipedia entry for MacKenzie Scott explains why she took that name after her divorce from Bezos (her maiden name having been Tuttle), but I wonder whether it is also a bit of a joke on her part, Scott McKenzie having been the flash-in-the-pan or “15 minutes of fame” hippy singer of 1967 (whose song I remember from when I was 10-11 years old, and at school in Middle Harbour, Sydney):
McKenzie later became a road tour musician and songwriter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_McKenzie.
As I blogged recently: if “Boris” comes from Brussels with agreement (however poor), he is poundland Chamberlain waving his piece of paper; if not, then “Boris” becomes poundland Churchill, snarling “we shall never surrender” and offering (others) “blood, sweat and tears”…
I have blogged previously, from years ago, about how “Boris” is like a matrioshka, with nothing at all in the middle. No ideology beyond vague and irresolute free-marketism, no real ethical, spiritual or religious beliefs, no plan or programme politically, nothing except empty ambition. That is why his only policy suggestions are those of a 12 year old: bridges across the sea, artificial islands, cable-cars, buses, water-cannon etc.
The latest trial of persecuted siger-songwriter Alison Chabloz starts, and will almost certainly end, tomorrow, Thursday 17 December 2020.
Though the prosecution is under CPS aegis, the complaint against Alison was once again made by the malicious Israel-lobby “Campaign Against Antisemitism”.
All support at court will be welcomed by Alison. Westminster Magistrates’ Court, 181 Marylebone Road. Nearest Underground: Edgware Road (either District/Circle or Bakerloo lines). Doors open 0900 for 1000 hrs.
Alison’s own blog: https://alisonchabloz.com/
Saw another “alumni” contest. Wadham, Oxford, and some Cambridge college. It may sound immodest, but I think that I alone scored higher than both teams put together. The Wadham team included, as team captain, well-known journalist Anne McElvoy, who always seems hugely smug, and who seemed rather odd in her manner, as if drunk or drugged, though I suppose that she was in fact not. Surprisingly poor general knowledge from her and her entire team (which included the Jewish scribbler, Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland), though Wadham easily beat the Cambridge panel.
Late tweets seen
The “@alexstevo” Twitter accont betrays a complete absence of culture and (what I hope is) a well below-average IQ.
Bloody China again! And they have even infiltrated the House of Commons…