Diary Blog, 31 March 2021

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Alison Chabloz

The trial of persecuted satirist and singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz has entered its second and (probably) last day. I believe that the Defence case is continuing.

I shall give whatever news I have when I have it.

Freedom of expression is on trial.

[Alison Chabloz]

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“The glory that was Rome…is of another day“… and that is true of Central Asia as well. De gustibus non est disputandum, I suppose…

Pleasantly green.

When I visited the Kremlin, in 1993, I was the first person of the day at the public entrance (a kind of pedestrianized walkway akin to the drawbridge over a moat, but in stone and/or brick).

However, having had my early morning swim at the open-air swimming pool “Moskva” in Kropotkinskaya, and having then walked to the Kremlin, I sat on a wall in the sun and fell sleep, to awaken only when a Russian family started to argue with the person in the ticket kiosk about what tickets they needed and the cost of them; as at Disneyland in Southern California (visited by me when aged 12-13 in 1969), you could get tickets for one or more parts, or a “komplet”, i.e. a little book of tickets that allowed you “access all areas” (all areas open to the public, that is; most of the buildings of the Kremlin are still used by officialdom).

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[foot entrance to the Kremlin: the Troitskaya, or Trinity, Tower]

The little Kremlin churches were a highlight; I was the only visitor at the time. What surprised me most about the Kremlin was the acreage. Large, with little treed parks also in there. Like the whole of the Whitehall area surrounded by a huge wall. I recall seeing the green Land Rover of the British Ambassador driving slowly inside the Kremlin, its little Union Jack flag flying bravely. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_Kremlin.

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I think that I once had a vinyl of this, but with a different cover. Some of the songs more Gypsy than “Central Russian”, of course.

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More scare propaganda…

It seems that the present vaccines, over which there is a huge hullabaloo, will be largely ineffective as new “variants” of Coronavirus are manifested, something already happening. Fortunately, the population is now largely immune anyway.

As for the police state “laws”, “rules”, “guidance” etc, they will stay…oh yes…to be wheeled out again whenever the clowns in charge of the UK decide to do that.

Alison Chabloz trial update

Early reports from reliable sources indicate that Alison Chabloz has been found guilty on three charges under the Communications Act 2003.

I shall add comment later, when details are known. In the meantime, I think that we can say that free speech in the UK is dead, killed by “the usual suspects”.

I do not have full details, but it looks as if Alison Chabloz has been sentenced to a total of 18 weeks’ imprisonment, i.e. 9 weeks minus time (days, and part-days counted as days) spent in court and/or in previous custody (since charge), so somewhere around 8 weeks altogether.

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(and Zionists…)

Blast from the past

I just saw a Reuters piece of reportage by Mark Hosenball, who was deported from the UK in 1977 (he got deported to the USA after reporting on matters of “national security” in 1976). He’s even older than me! Must be not far off 70; certainly at least 67. I had no idea that he was still around, professionally. Apparently, he spent many years, prior to joining Reuters, working for Newsweek (though Newsweek is, in my view, not a very impressive news magazine, for all its fame).

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A blog reader has requested music from Beethoven or Brahms, so…

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Very commendable, but where is the “Free Speech Union” when free speech is squashed flat by the State (a state suborned by a vicious tribal cabal), as in the Alison Chabloz trial which finished today? Where is Toby Young? Where is Laurence Fox? Where is Welby? Nowhere. They are all wastes of space and hypocrites. Not even one tweet from the lot of them.

Alison Chabloz trial: further update

I have no more information about the sentence handed down today, or about the present whereabouts of Alison Chabloz.

I should expect that Alison Chabloz will appeal what seems a very odd verdict and a rather harsh sentence. I should expect that her solicitors and Counsel will be applying swiftly for grant of bail pending what I trust will be a successful appeal of (again, I should hope) both sentence and conviction, to the Crown Court.

Some readers may recall that Alison Chabloz was sentenced to a short period of immediate imprisonment last year, but was granted bail pending appeal (she was in prison for about 2-3 days, though, until grant of bail).

In the end, after the Crown Court judge (H.H. Judge Egbuna, at Derby Crown Court) asked for disclosure of documents to establish whether or not Alison Chabloz was being pursued by police and Crown Prosecution Service for political reasons, the CPS abandoned opposition to the appeal, and Alison Chabloz walked free.

Anyone wishing to offer Alison help or support should be able to discover where she is being held, and other details, from her solicitors: https://tvedwards.com/contact/solicitors-in-whitechapel/.

The bottom line is that Alison Chabloz will either soon be free on bail again or, in the worst-case scenario, will serve ~8 weeks incarceration, and then be free again, insofar as any of us are now “free” in this country.

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Late-night update about Alison Chabloz

Information from Adrian Davies, Alison Chabloz’s trial defence Counsel: Alison is currently held at HMP Bronzefield, Woodthorpe Rd, Ashford, Middx. TW15 3JZ. https://www.hmpbronzefield.co.uk/home.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HM_Prison_Bronzefield

Anyone wishing to send items to Alison should discover first her official prisoner number, either from her solicitors (see here above), or from the prison directly (see above website).

nb: books sent to prisoners in the UK have to be *new, *paperback, and *sent from an online bookseller, preferably Amazon.

Diary Blog, 30 March 2021

Alison Chabloz

The trial of persecuted satirical singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz starts today at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. The charges relate to alleged offences under the much-criticized Communications Act 2003, s.127, a typical piece of Tony Blair era botched legislation.

I shall relay any information which I may see about the progress of the trial —due to finish tomorrow, Wednesday 31 March 2021— as and when.

[Alison Chabloz]

The Great Reset

Not a “conspiracy theory”, by the way: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Reset.

It continues: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9416347/Johnson-Merkel-Macron-declare-world-needs-post-Covid-treaty.html

2022 will usher in a new era of 33 years’ duration, as has happened previously, for example in 1989 and 1956. The international conspiracy (or consensus) of power is preparing for that. The “panicdemic” is just one convenient excuse and/or a suitably-plausible narrative with which to fool the masses.

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https://www.haaretz.com/.premium-ashkenazi-gene-increases-schizophrenia-1.5294333

Yet the tweet below shows that the few remaining Labour Party stalwarts remain immune to reality…

Ha ha!

As to Jess Phillips, I blogged about that particular publicity-hound, waste of space and ignorant idiot nearly two years ago: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/05/07/deadhead-mps-an-occasional-series-the-jess-phillips-story/.

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I should think that Orwell must be turning in his grave if aware of how free speech has been destroyed in the England of recent decades. Prosecutions for (notionally) “offending” the “Chosen”, and/or untermenschen, and/or for singing satirical songs…

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Diary Blog, 29 March 2021

Disturbing news from the new British police state

Here is that video:

Now I should say straightaway that I am not very familiar with the name Alex Belfield, having only seen that name a few times on Twitter. I believe that he was on BBC local radio in the Midlands or North at one time.

What interests me more is that here is another case of someone who runs a non-System, non-msm, Internet “radio station” being targeted by the forces of the state. There have been other recent cases.

In Cornwall, last week, a man was charged with five counts under the Public Order Act 1986. He ran an Internet “radio station”.

Tomorrow, 30 March 2021, the persecuted singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz faces trial yet again, and yet again the instigator of police/CPS action was the malicious Jewish-Zionist cabal known as “Campaign Against Antisemitism”, who were also the instigators of the above-mentioned action against someone in Cornwall. As to Alex Belfield, I do not know.

What interests me, apart from the Zionist aspect, is that in all three mentioned cases, Internet “radio” forms the background. The real or broadcast radio in the UK is “regulated” (strictly controlled) by the System, via OFCOM. Internet “radio” is not regulated or controlled by OFCOM. Thus the System is now scrabbling to find ways to shut down the “wrong” messages.

Alison Chabloz recently made a first appearance as defendant in yet another case involving Internet “radio”. Once again, the malicious “Campaign Against Antisemitism” is involved.

Incidentally, anyone who wants to support Alison Chabloz at her trial under the notorious “bad law” of the Commuications Act 2003, s.127, starting tomorrow (set down for Tuesday and Wednesday this week) can do so. Westminster Magistrates’ Court, 181 Marylebone Road, London. Nearest Underground: Edgware Road (any line). https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/westminster-magistrates-court

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[Westminster Magistrates’ Court]

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Answer: don’t have “students of colour”…

Which people will not put up with it? The scared rabbits who wear facemasks on clifftops and in supermarket car parks? Sadly, the British people have become rather pathetic.

Exactly. This is all designed to facilitate the next 33 years starting in 2022. The Great Reset, together with the Great Replacement. The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan. NWO. ZOG. A concerted attempt to rule the world.

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News from “the ****hole of England”…

I happened to see this news item from estuarial Essex: https://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/everything-you-need-know-thurrock-2130524.

The streets of Thurrock are plagued by the activity of a violent gang. Responsible for stabbings, acid attacks and sexual assaults, C17 first rose to prominence in May, 2017.”

[the multikulti society in action]

I was only there once in my life, unless you include driving on the nearby M25 and over the Dartford Crossing to go to Kent a few times. My only visit, as such, was this one: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/.

Seems that the police of that part of Essex are now faced by real crime…Oh, and it also seems that The Guardian does occasionally report accurately (or did, 8 years ago): https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/jul/25/thurrock-capital-misery.

David Lammy

Good grief! Someone sent me the clip below. I knew that Lammy was/is a deadhead, and in fact I have been meaning for a long time to add an assessment of him to my “Deadhead MPs” series, but…well, see for yourself!

People will say, “oh, but he is a barrister, has several degrees etc”…yes, and one of the most stupid (and ignorant) people I ever met was a former Sierra Leone diplomat, a High Commissioner to the UK when in London, and ambassador to some other state. That African had degrees from one of the most famous English universities, one from the Sorbonne, one from either Harvard or Yale (I forget).

Imagine Lammy as either Lord Chancellor or Attorney-General! Still, now that Keir Starmer is running what is left of Labour into the ground, such appointment is unlikely.

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My Twitter account (removed in 2018 at the instigation of a Jewish/Zionist cabal) was one of rather few accounts followed by Icke. Now he too has been removed from Twitter, by the same or connected (((forces))). We must fight for freedom now, or Lilliputian ties will bind us forever.

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Diary Blog, 28 March 2021

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No doubt true, at least up to a point, but there are more important matters to be addressed: migration invasion, London becoming a lawless zoo, the destruction of civil rights (made easier by the “panicdemic” measures), the politically-motivated “lawfare” (malicious complaints and prosecutions) by the Jew-Zionist lobby, etc.

“The simulacrum of the human”…how appropriate…

The academic milieu in the UK, USA etc is very sick now.

Exploiters and untermenschen of that type should be eliminated. I am not talking about “capital punishment”, i.e. judicial elimination, as such, but elimination for reasons of social health. A social health measure.

The “Campaign Against Antisemitism” is plotting all the time. For example, both of the presently-active cases against persecuted satirist and singer, Alison Chabloz, were instigated by this malicious pressure group.

Incidentally, I believe that Alison Chabloz will welcome any and all support at her trial on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 March, i.e. this upcoming week. Westminster Mags, Marylebone Road, London. Nearest Underground, Edgware Road (Circle and District Line).

[Alison Chabloz]

The Twitter account “@MaierViv” has plenty of information about the main named Zionist trolls and conspirators.

These fanatical Zionist Jews are in fact a tiny minority, even in the Jewish community. The “CAA” has relatively few members. I would be surprised were I to be told that their whole membership exceeds 500. Quite possibly a far smaller number; out of at least 250,000 (full) Jews in the UK. In other words, only one UK-resident Jew in every 500 or so, indeed perhaps only one out of every 1,000, actually belongs to this unpleasant little organization which is busy using “lawfare” to achieve its political ends.

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Interesting. “Pandemic”–“lockdown”—vaccine— enduring (?) control of population… A typical Action–Reaction–Control scenario, though this time on a worldwide scale.

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Diary Blog, 27 March 2021

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Delius]

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Reminiscent of the passage in Anna Karenina when Levin watches the peasants on his country estate cut fields using large scythes, Levin then joining them, in order to experience such work, while cleansing his soul.

In the very heat of the day the mowing did not seem such hard work to him. The perspiration with which he was drenched cooled him, while the sun, that burned his back, his head, and his arms, bare to the elbow, gave a vigour and dogged energy to his labour; and more and more often now came those moments of unconsciousness, when it was possible not to think what one was doing. The scythe cut of itself. These were happy moments. Still more delightful were the moments where they reached the stream where the rows ended, and the old man rubbed his scythe with the wet, thick grass, rinsed its blade in the fresh water of the stream, ladled out a little in a tin dipper, and offered Levin a drink…

“And truly Levin had never drunk any liqueur so good as this warm water with green bits floating in it, and a taste of rust from the tin dipper. And immediately after this came the delicious, slow saunter, with his hand on the scythe, during which he could wipe away the streaming sweat, take deep breaths of air, and look about at the long string of mowers and at what was happening around in the forest and the country.
The longer Levin mowed, the oftener he felt the moments of unconsciousness in which it seemed not his hands that swung the scythe, but the scythe mowing of itself, a body full of life and consciousness of its own, and as though by magic, without thinking of it, the work turned out regular and well-finished of itself. These were the most blissful moments.
” [Tolstoy, Anna Karenina: https://www.bartleby.com/316/305.html]

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granville_Bantock]

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laverstoke_Park_Farm; https://www.laverstokepark.co.uk/

My own result was similar (29,701, top 0.18%…might have done better had I concentrated properly at the start).

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Beat John Rentoul this week, scoring 7/10 as against his 5 and a half. I did not know the answers to questions 3, 4, and 8.

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Those behind “the Great Reset” will make sure of that, as 2022 approaches…

Exactly (both tweets). Completely correct. Trouble is, those very accurate tweets do not fit the propaganda narrative that had millions of idiots standing outside their houses, clapping, in 2020.

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Diary Blog, 26 March 2021

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Purge of internet radio stations

There seems to be ongoing, and now intensifying, a purge of dissident “radio stations” on the Internet. The noisy “Campaign Against Antisemitism” fake charity yesterday announced that, at its instigation, Devon and Cornwall Police and CPS had charged someone from Cornwall under the Public Order Act 1986.

I was informed by a blog commentator that a former BBC employee who now runs his own “radio station” online from Nottinghamshire, has also been harassed by the police.

We have seen how others who run, or even just talk on, Internet “radio” podcasts are being subjected to similar treatment. Alison Chabloz is on trial, on a similar basis, next week (30-31 March 2021). Good luck and victory to her!

Britain’s toytown police state is gradually developing into a real one, aided by the weaponization of “the virus”, a supine Bar, malleable or complicit judges, conniving mass media, and a non-existent Parliamentary Opposition.

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Behind much of the current repression are the “usual suspects”, of course…

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The “average Joe” still has no idea that what we are seeing in the UK is effectively the extirpation of what have passed as “democracy”, most civil rights etc, and all —supposedly— because of a virus that, worldwide, has killed about one person in every 4,000 people.

In reality, this is all, or almost all, simply an easy way to smooth the way for the NWO/ZOG “Great Reset” of 2022, and to set the agenda for the years up to 2055. An attempt to control the current of the Zeitgeist

I myself had a very good year in Kazakhstan (1996-1997), despite occasional problems and, indeed, a scuffle or two.

For once, I find myself in agreement with Fraser Nelson.

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I am no psychiatrist, but there is a very high incidence of schizophrenia in the black “community”. That may have been the case here (or he may just be a black lunatic who hates white/European people anyway).

Cartoons of either should not be criminalized. FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION…

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Diary Blog, 25 March 2021

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The Zionists must love those developments in neurological science. Anyone not falling for “holocaust” fakery will, no doubt, be ordered to have their brain altered to remove all reason and scepticism…Likewise, those remembering that, in general, 1971 was better in the UK than 2001, will have to receive “treatment” in order to “remember” differently…

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A part-Jew public entertainer and jester (and nonstop liar) as Prime Minister? Why not? What could go wrong? Oh, no, wait…

A straw in the wind? Crazies taking over London? Escape from New York? Still, in any possible future actual civil war or situation of complete chaos, I daresay my side would come out on top in the end. It may be decades since I myself fired an R-1 (overseas), a Browning (mainly at the Kensington Rifle and Pistol Club, now long defunct), or even a shotgun (in Ireland and rural England), but think “riding a bicycle”, I suppose. I am sure that whatever will be left, by then, of the British Army and other arms would be on our side.

Whether such a situation will arise in my own lifetime is an open question.

Is my speculation hyperbolic? Perhaps, but you only have to look at the way in which the London police have all but lost control of ordinary crime, only have to see the way the “Black Lives Matter” nonsense led to columns of black militia parading through the streets (with no police response, despite there having been a clear breach of the Public Order Act 1936) to see the way things could go…

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The arguments for the BBC “licence fee” (mandatory/universal impost) are all but worthless. Independence from government? Hardy ha ha! Just look at the BBC in the past 20 years! It is effectively a Government mouthpiece, or loudhailer. Quality, as compared to commercial TV? Again, just look at most of the output! It’s terrible!

“Democracy” can only work where reason rules, but emotion trumps reason, and the will trumps both. I have seen, from my own experience of the past decade, that those one would have thought would base their judgments on reason (barristers, magistrates, judges, police, many others) in fact have pretty much thrown away reason, and the wish (or even ability) to use rational thought. Kneejerk reactions, mob emotionalism, and the inability to think, are almost universal now in the UK.

As to the meaning(s) of “democracy”, see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/15/has-parliamentary-democracy-as-we-have-known-it-until-now-had-its-day-in-the-uk/

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Diary Blog, 24 March 2021

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Good environmental news

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/03/23/bee-motorways-launched-pollinators-can-travel-habitats-across/

This is an example of the sort of “wildlife grid” that I have been suggesting for many years. Wildlife corridors and, eventually, a wildlife grid across the UK, becoming gradually more complex.

Other animal welfare news: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/03/23/exclusive-government-must-live-promise-enshrine-animal-sentience/

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What was that film again? Something like The Royal Cuck, the Mulatta, the Khazar Assistant, her Husband, and the Fall of the British Royal Family? Something like that. Oh, no…wait.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/scientists-reveal-jewish-history-s-forgotten-turkish-roots-a6992076.html

A group of Ashkenazic Jews in Jerusalem, circa 1885

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At the very least, interesting, though in general I am not, as such, “anti-vaccine”, just (provisionally) anti this vaccine (campaign).

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Enjoying watching Spiral [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiral_(TV_series)], and it is a good way to improve French colloquial comprehension, too. It keeps the attention.

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Interesting. Davey trying to revive the LibDem “dead man walking” by giving the LibDems a USP to distinguish them from the other two main English parties of the System.

The people of England, drugged by msm propaganda, “elected” (a rigged selection, then a rigged or effectively rigged General Election) a part-Jew public entertainer and jester as Prime Minister. C’est ca…

What more do people expect of an idiot like “Boris”? He has no real ability.

Sir Richard Burton

No, not the film actor but, inter alia, the translator of the Arabian Nights. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Francis_Burton.

A regular reader of this blog sent me the following: https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2021/03/24/sir-richard-francis-burton-explorer-linguist-race-realist/

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[Sir Richard Francis Burton, in 1864]

Enemies of the people

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/mar/24/the-welcome-party-how-a-secret-group-of-kent-residents-is-helping-small-boat-refugees

Such traitors do more harm than spies or even terrorists could ever do.

As for thick-as-two-short-planks Priti Patel, her “cunning plan” seems to be to try to discourage small-boat migration-invasion, while allowing in, on an even more lax basis, so-called “legal” immigrants of all kinds, including “asylum-seekers”.

The result of the above is that small-boat invaders will not be returned (anywhere) because most will destroy their papers and/or lie about their origins, while —at the same time— huge new waves of “legal” migration will come. That’s without even thinking about the (up to) 5 MILLION Hong Kong Chinese expected to arrive.

If you cannot see, even now, that this is all part of an international conspiratorial plan, you never will. The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan. The Great Replacement. The Great Reset.

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Three boys“? Not much of a description. Age? Racial or ethnic origin? I suppose we are supposed to guess…(and, no, a balaclava would not completely disguise the ethnic origin).

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Diary Blog, 23 March 2021

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The experiment in mass psychology and propaganda turns the screw tighter…

What a surprise… no wonder most Jews in the UK do not want to F.O. and go there to live…

A fairly interesting thread seen on Twitter. The BBC drone was typical of the type, all reasonable and even-handed on the surface but, when challenged, basically a supporter of System dictatorship. Conflates “free speech” and “regulation” thereof. “We need to regulate free speech so that we can have free speech” etc.

cf. “we have to impose a police state around the virus so that we can live freely with the virus“, and so on.

Incidentally, the aforesaid BBC drone is not even British. American: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Wendling. Time was when BBC people were all British, except for administrative staff overseas.

Here is a tweet from one of his colleagues:

People like that, assuming for the sake of argument (and initial courtesy) that they are honest, should really look at the propaganda being spewed out 24/7 by the msm. Example? https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/12/10/tv-ads-and-soaps-are-the-propaganda-preferred-by-the-system-in-the-uk/. They might even start to take a properly sceptical look at the “holocaust” farrago, with its thousands of proven fakeries and hoaxes (not least the “gas chambers” narrative).

In reality, such BBC and other “salarypeople” are closer in behaviour to propagandists than to traditional truth-seeking journalists. Look at this, from the same person, and published on the BBC’s own website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-54738471.

Pretty similar to the sort of piece that was published in Soviet newspapers of, say, the early 1980s, or 1970s. Smug, hectoring, one-sided, biased.

Meanwhile, “in other news”

…it seems that it has come as a shock to many people that a crazed butch lesbian runs “a toxic workplace“…quelle surprise…

Still, at least she is an animal-lover: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_DeGeneres.

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Sickening vulgar nonsense.

What’s the point of even having a navy if the borders themselves are not being defended from migration-invasion? (see below)

What’s that I hear? “To defend the UK from Russia or China“? Well, good luck with that…Russian Navy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Navy; Chinese Navy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Liberation_Army_Navy.

…and the World Economic Forum, Financial Times etc have said, openly, publicly, that the “pandemic”/”panicdemic” is “a great opportunity“. They also specified “for what?”…the Great Reset.

They are preparing the ground for the next 33 years, to start next year in 2022.

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Chief Constable of the joke police force that has been persecuting the satirical singer Alison Chabloz for years, egged on by a dimwit Labour Party Sikh who is the Police and Crime Commissioner for the county. Dim and also suborned. You could hardly have a more “peaceful protest” than singing songs! Even if (((they))) do not like them!

Derbyshire Police force was also one of the worst bullying forces during the initial panic of the “panicdemic”.

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When I was first in Moscow, in 1993, I had a German map which was very easy to use because it had the landmarks and landmark buildings in 3-D picture form. Trouble was, the map had been printed in about 1988, and since then many of the streets had changed names. I knew that in outline, but not in detail. My enquiries of passers-by were therefore confusing to both parties.

Prospekt Kalinina had become Novi Arbat, the Lenin Hills were now (again, as before Lenin’s death) the Sparrow Hills, and so on. Various “landmarks”, such as statues and large busts of Soviet notables, were gone, sometimes without trace, sometimes having left behind evidence of recent removal, such as the bust of Kalinin on the former Prospekt Kalinina, ripped off its massive marble or polished granite plinth, the metal stalk that had secured it still sticking up from the stone.

When I returned to Moscow on a brief business trip in 2007, even more had changed. The huge, circular, and pleasantly dilapidated, swimming pool “Moskva”, near Metro station Kropotsinskaya, which in 1993 I had shared every morning with only a couple of small groups of elderly lady swimmers wearing plastic caps (the pool could supposedly accommodate 10,000 swimmers), had had a cathedral built upon it and, in other neighbourhoods, ugly new buildings were everywhere. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moskva_Pool

[Swimming pool “Moskva”, c.1980]

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Diary Blog, 22 March 2021

Alison Chabloz

The persecuted satirical singer-songwriter, Alison Chabloz, faces trial under the notorious bad law of the Communications Act 2003, s.127 on 30-31 March 2021 (next Tuesday and Wednesday).

She has now blogged about her present situation: https://alisonchabloz.com/2021/03/22/alison-chabloz-legal-update-march-2021/.

Alison’s blog is otherwise found here: https://alisonchabloz.com/.

[Notes: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/medialse/2012/10/19/section-127-of-the-communications-act-2003-threat-or-menace/; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communications_Act_2003#Malicious_communications].

[Alison Chabloz]

Alison Chabloz welcomes attendance by supporters (Westminster Mags, Marylebone Road, London; nearest Underground–Edgware Road; trial starts at 10.30, but anyone can enter at any time).

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I scored the same as John Rentoul this time: 6/10. I did not know the answers to questions 2, 5, 9, and 10.

That is the extraordinary thing about the misnamed Scottish National Party. It has scarcely any of the characteristics of any form of nationalism.

The other extraordinary thing about the SNP is that it took it about 37 years from its foundations in the early 1930s to get even one MP into the House of Commons: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_National_Party#House_of_Commons_2.

The number of Scottish MPs at Westminster varied, in those years, from 72 to (the present position) 59.

The SNP had no more than half a dozen MPs until 2015 (except for the mid/late 1970s, when it had 11). In 2015, the SNP won 56 out of 59 Commons seats (that fell to 35 in 2017, but rose again to 48 in 2019).

What happened in the years 2010-2015? The near-collapse of support, in Scotland, for the existing System parties: Conservative, Liberal Democrat and, above all, Labour, which lost 40 out of its 41 Scottish seats: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_United_Kingdom_general_election#Outcome.

[2015 General Election: a map of the results, showing each constituency as a hexagon of equal size, with the black lines showing separations in regions]
[similar map for the 2017 General Election]
[similar map for the 2019 General Election; and note the erosion of Labour support in England]

The SNP is of course a System party itself: pro-Jewish lobby, pro-Israel, pro-immigration, pro-finance capitalism. Domestically, in policy terms, it is mostly somewhere around where Labour was in the mid 1970s.

For me, the interesting speculation is as to whether, should support for the “three main” System parties collapse in England, a new social national party might not do what the SNP did in Scotland. Despite the absence of any credible nationalist (let alone social-national) party in England, it might be possible, in an extreme situation. The considerable though brief success or near-success of the weak conservative nationalist parties, UKIP and Brexit Party, has shown what might still be possible.

More tweets

Much of what has happened and is still happening in the UK (and the EU states, and Australia/New Zealand) in the past year or so has been a mass psychological experiment, on a huge scale. Social conditioning. Part of the “Great Reset”…

Late tweets

…and I wonder what (((lobby))) is behind it all, though well-concealed?…

Late music

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_von_Dohn%C3%A1nyi]