Saw a few minutes, on TV, of the “celebrations” by the Thames at London last night. Pure dystopian propaganda, carried out in and over an equally dystopian London, dark and deserted.
Technically, and as a spectacle, the display could not be faulted. Brilliant. What disturbed me was the content; that, and the surrounding situation.
This was not the Britain I recognize (except in fear), but a caricature; “Danny Boyle Britain”, if you like (thinking of the opening show of the 2012 London Olympics). There was the by now almost obligatory laudatory reference to the NHS. I fully support a health service free at point of use, but the NHS has become a kind of quasi-religious totem or sacred cow in the UK. You would think that nowhere else in Europe or the world has health or medical services (and that the NHS is being run properly).
Then there were other references, together with meaningless Orwellian slogans flashed into the sky: “Hope Together“, they said, “Love Together“, they said. It did not take much of a leap of imagination to see an isolated and lonely Winston Smith on the dark, almost freezing Embankment, looking upon this spectacle for the masses where the masses were absent. Or perhaps Volodin, in Solzhenitsyn’s In the First Circle [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_First_Circle].
The BBC TV News propaganda megaphone this morning outdid its own (unintentional) usual irony by putting on the sub-screen tickertape, “celebrations across UK“…
The BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, like much BBC output, is now all but unlistenable (radio) and unwatchable (TV). Not only biased but boring, very very boring.
“@rattus2384” is Stephen Applebaum, a fanatical Jew-Zionist troll and one-time “film critic”, who also tweets as “@grubstreetsteve”.
Google “the Great Reset”, “the Great Replacement”, “NWO”, “ZOG”,”Bilderberg”, “World Economic Forum”, “WEF”, and “Ian Millard barrister” (and “Ian Millard WordPress”…), and you will be on the right track…
I myself do not eat meat, but were I living on Britain’s streets (and, like Hitler, I came close, a couple of times in my life), and if then I were offered food unacceptable to me, while I would not eat it (I should prefer to scavenge or steal food more acceptable to me), I should all the same be grateful that someone was interested enough to make the offer…
Incidentally, while I am not a member of, or supporter of (as such), Patriotic Alternative, and in fact have never met nor had any online contact with it, nor with any people who are in it, I do commend in outline that which they seem to be doing.
Funny but, speaking politically, with a serious edge. This might be the way to go for social nationalism in the future. “From out of the fog, we strike…“.
That sort of thing has happened before in the USA and, though rarely proven, in the UK, France and Germany; Jewish fanatics trying to prove “neo-Nazi” “antisemitism” by faking attacks on Jewish sites such as synagogues and cemeteries. It always seemed bizarre to me. Would “neo-Nazis” really waste time attacking Jews who were already dead? In fact, several Jews, over the years, have been arrested and eventually convicted for similar “false flag” attacks.
Pity, though, that that tweeter validates the language of the enemy (“racism“…).
I notice that even UK Government official websites (eg NHS) now have stylized cartoons showing the sort of family propagandized on UK TV ads etc, i.e. the black man with the white woman and their half-caste offspring. The Great Replacement. White Genocide, in effect.
Below, an example of the absurdity of Twitter: “Dr.” Louise Raw (whose doctorate is not medical but was the result of study of an industrial dispute of 1888), argues with another tweeter.
I notice that quite a few people have retweeted or “liked” Louise Raw’s tweet.
Leaving aside the substance of what she tweeted, I wonder how many of those retweeters etc assumed that Ms. Raw is a medical doctor?
As I have said before, in the UK it has always been the norm or “done thing” that persons with a medical degree are called “doctor”. In fact, many medics have no “doctorate”, as such; it is a courtesy title in many cases.
Others who, in the UK, have always been able to use the title “Dr.” without eyebrows being raised, have been priests and others in holy orders, tenured academics and schoolmasters, and scientists.
In other countries, notably Germany, it has always been acceptable for anyone, pretty much, who has a doctorate in anything, to use the title. One example was Dr. Goebbels: “At the University of Heidelberg, Goebbels wrote his doctoral thesis on Wilhelm von Schütz, a minor 19th-century romantic dramatist.… After submitting the thesis and passing his oral examination, Goebbels earned his PhD in 1921. By 1940, he had written 14 books. “[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Goebbels].
It may seem, perhaps in view of the German praxis, pedantic to complain that an obscure Twitter person, who is not a public figure, calls herself “Doctor” on an everyday basis (and she is now not alone; there are even several MPs doing this, Julian Lewis and Therese Coffey among them). However, I think that we now have to stand up for standards. “Doctor” should not be devalued; “Professor” already has been, along with “Lord” and “Baroness”…
Now that I am supposedly 64, that tweet resonates with me! Incidentally, should any (younger?) readers of my blog not get the “Logan’s Run” reference, see below:
More tweets seen
University Challenge Alumni Final
Well, in the end, the Courtauld Institute won it, beating Manchester, but what poor teams! As in previous matches, I did better than either team, by far. These were the finalists! Incredible.
“Avoid paying taxes”? Hardly revolutionary, though I suppose that there was the Boston Tea Party; also, Gandhi’s boycott of British-made cotton.
Another time, I shall examine where the UK is in terms of the disastrous effects of the “lockdowns” and semi-lockdowns.