Diary Blog, 5 March 2021, including Russian rural trains

First thoughts

Was listening to the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, specifically to some Italian woman, an EU drone from the (Italian) Democratic Party [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_(Italy)], in respect of Italy/EU having blocked a vaccine export to Australia.

This was apparently an EU action, rather than a simply Italian one, but it reminded me that, over the years, I have heard from several people foolish enough to contract with Italians and Italian companies, including very large ones. Keywords? Dishonesty, unreliability.

Better news

A pesticide believed to harm bees won’t be used in England, after it had been approved for temporary use in January.

The government had authorised the emergency use of a product containing the chemical thiamethoxam, because of a virus which affected sugar beet seeds.

But that protection won’t be needed now, as the colder weather means there’s less risk to the crop.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-55566438

I would sacrifice the entire sugar beet crop if that were necessary to protect the bee population.

Wolves

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Lone wolves, and wolf packs… lone wolves are feared, but wolves do better as a pack. Wolves are remarkable creatures, loyal and resilient. They never let their injured or wounded comrades fall into the hands of enemies, but kill them themselves in order to save them from that fate.

Morning music

[Это площадка в Лужниках.Здесь раньше много лет проходили репетиции сводного оркестра и роты барабанщиков МВМШ перед парадами]

Tweets seen

More about biodynamic agriculture and horticulture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biodynamic_agriculture

https://biodynamiclandtrust.org.uk/what-we-do/about-biodynamics/

https://www.trvst.world/inspiration/what-is-biodynamic-farming-and-why-is-it-important/

https://www.biodynamics.com/what-is-biodynamics;

Like something out of Lord of the Rings.

“Those whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad”…

Incidentally, that tweeter, George Aylett, was Labour candidate for the constituency of South West Wiltshire in 2015. He received 13.5% of the vote and came third (after the Conservative Party and UKIP candidates): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_West_Wiltshire_(UK_Parliament_constituency)#Elections_in_the_2010s. A politics graduate (University of Hull), he works at the University of Leeds: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/georgeaylett123.

Can you imagine what would happen to already-declining Labour if Dawn Butler became leader?! Still, few are without any good qualities at all; she seems to be a target of the Jew-Zionist lobby, so she cannot be all bad! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn_Butler#Political_controversies.

Aylett does have a point, though. The justification for dumping Corbyn was that another leader (as it turned out, Jewish-lobby puppet Keir Starmer) would be more popular with the public, more “electable”. Seems not…

Russia, trains, and elderly rural inhabitants

I saw this:

It is not clear where the train in the above film is located. Possibly in the north of Russia, or the Urals region, though the use of the word taiga for “forest” seems to indicate a Siberian location.

Ah, got it: the settlement of Soyga is in the Lensky district of the Arkhangelsk oblast (a large area akin to a typical American state in area), in the far north of Russia): see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oblasts_of_Russia; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkhangelsk_Oblast; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkhangelsk; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lensky_District,_Arkhangelsk_Oblast

That German news documentary reminds me of a film I saw over 20 years ago, Bread Day [on British TV possibly shown as Bread Train]:
True to its title, Sergei Dvortsevoy’s Bread Day spans the course of 24 hours, specifically in “Township #3” in Zhikharevo, located 80 km from St. Petersburg. As revealed by the opening title card, this former worker’s settlement is now all but abandoned, save for a handful of pensioners and some rambunctious goats. This fateful day starts with a small group of these aforementioned elderly (primarily women) convening in the middle of nowhere during winter, in order to take delivery of a train carriage that they then proceed to push along the tracks through the blistering cold and thick snow.https://eefb.org/retrospectives/sergey-dvortsevoys-bread-day-khlebnyy-den-1998/

The settlement or small village in Bread Day was only 50 miles from St. Petersburg; the settlement in the German news film shown above is more remote, somewhere hundreds of miles from Arkhangelsk, which is a city of nearly 350,000 inhabitants, and which has airports, and a seaport, as well as a train to Moscow, 700 miles to the south.

Arkhangelsk. Northern Dvina River P7161449 2200.jpg
[Arkhangelsk]

A Soviet person once told me (c.1980) that you only had to go about 15 miles from the then Leningrad to find yourself in villages without running water, though almost everywhere had electricity: “Socialism means Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country” [Lenin].

Since the collapse of socialism (1989, though the Soviet Union limped on until 1991), the rail system in Russia and other republics declined in most respects. While some express and other trains are now more efficient, branch lines to “unimportant” places have been more or less left to rot. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_transport_in_the_Soviet_Union. A less organized version of what happened in the UK during the Beeching era of the 1960s, but on a vast scale. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beeching_cuts.

Of course, the train branch lines in Russia are also symptomatic of the decline of the Russian countryside, which was not always very prosperous even in Tsarist days, but was hit and mortally wounded by the socialist policy of Collectivization from 1928 onward: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collectivization_in_the_Soviet_Union.

Since the fall of socialism, since people in the rural areas have been free to relocate to cities (including Moscow), the rural areas have fallen even further into the swamp. Population loss (especially of the young), ageing population, services of all kinds declining or abandoned.

More tweets seen

Peter Hitchens has fallen victim, not to “the virus”, nor to the vaccine, but to the Twitter curse of getting caught up in pointless arguments on a personal basis. There is a lot going on in the world; focus on that.

Of course, he is right that, not the virus but the government measures shutting down society and economy for over a year, are already impoverishing the UK. Look at the fuss over the modest 1% NHS pay rise proposal. It could have more a great deal more had the government not wasted enormous amounts on almost if not actually pointless “virus” measures, in particular the ludicrous “lockdowns”.

Commentary by Mark Collett

More tweets

Late tweets

In 10, maybe 20, certainly 40 years, most of Europe will look like that. https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/26/the-tide-is-coming-in-reflections-on-the-possible-end-of-our-present-civilization-and-what-might-follow/

Late music

Final word for tonight

It will be recalled that, a week ago, I notified my blog readers that a certain NHS consultant from Essex (I have blogged about his abuse previously, but let’s just call him “Dr. Dim” for now) had tweeted, falsely accusing me, as well as persecuted singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz, and also a professional photographer, Jo Stowell, of threatening to release details of his home address publicly, something which not only was not so, but also would be impossible for me in view of the fact that I do not actually know that address (nor even in which town or village he lives)!

“Dr. Dim” (NHS consultant psychiatrist) then received numerous tweets from persons who had obviously seen and believed his false, libellous and harassing tweets (at least one other, though mentioning no names, is still up on Twitter, or was, as of yesterday).

I made official complaint to Dr. Dim’s NHS employers last Monday. As a result, “Dr. Dim” has removed that particular offending tweet (the one naming me, Alison Chabloz and Jo Stowell), no doubt forced to do so by his employers. He had already been forced to remove an earlier tweet about Alison Chabloz; his employers relayed to her, I believe, his “sincere apologies”.

We shall see now where this goes. “Dr. Dim” (who himself has mental problems) has been tweeting, unpleasantly, about me for several years (together with a little Zionist group on Twitter). I now have a number of different possibilities in terms of official and/or regulatory complaint, and also the possibility of taking direct civil legal action. We shall see.

29 thoughts on “Diary Blog, 5 March 2021, including Russian rural trains”

    1. Claudius:
      Hello. Thank you for that. If truth be known, I knew nothing of Junger (not even the name) u til today.

      I see what you mean, but “traitor” does, to me, seem a little harsh. Perhaps I am sometimes too soft-hearted, but I do not think that Hitler would have spared Junger had he known that the latter was a traitor deserving punishment.

      I have blogged about treason more than once. The German and French experiences are more nuanced than has been common in the UK. Was Canaris a traitor? Hitler gave him the benefit of the doubt until mid-1944. Even knowing now of his treachery, one could still see his actions as, from his point of view, not treason and treachery (ie a belief that Germany might survive —and avoid Soviet occupation— if the head of state were to be eliminated).

      For me, loyalty is very important (after all, “meine Ehre heisst Treue”…) but at the same time, loyalty can take a variety of forms. It is not, for me, a completely black and white situation.

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      1. Hello Ian: You surprise me! Yes, you are soft-hearted. Nobody would believe that after reading some of your posts (LOL). Maybe because of my character, a combination of sanguine and choleric temperaments, I tend to see things in terms of black & white. But I think in some cases it should be like that. Regarding friendship and political activism I am implacable, there is no room for ambiguous characters. You are either with me or against me.

        Changing the subject, thank you very much for these beautiful Russian songs and marches. I have a great deal of sympathy and enormous respect for the Russian people. Brave, noble, hard-working and incredibly resilient. The Russo-German war os 1941-45, although inevitable, was one of the greatest tragedies of the XX century.

        Just a question, how can I send you a picture or a tweet that I found excellent?

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      2. Claudius,
        you can send any link via this comment section. If you do not want it made public, just say so and I shall keep it out of the public arena.

        Bolshevism ruined Russia. In fact, even Stalin’s policies were better than what would have happened had the Jew Trotsky taken power, as the “Western” (((conspiracy))) wanted.

        Russia has still not found its way, though Putin’s Russia is still hugely better than Yeltsin’s was (I was in Moscow, though not for long, in 1993…what a complete ****-up!).

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      3. Thank you very much. Regarding Russia, I agree with you 100%. Stalin was a freak who, for a short time, upset (((their))) plans. I don’t like Putin at all. I think he is a bastard who is in (((their))) pockets. He has done a lot for them! A couple of exiled Russian nationalists told me so and I have also seen it.

        OK, I will send you some very good tweets I came across. Cheers!

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      4. Thank you, Claudius.

        Yes, Putin is probably not a “good man”, but as Saint-Just said, “no-one can rule guiltlessly”. There had to be a way of climbing up from the gutter into which Yeltsin and his corrupt pack, and the Jew “oligarchs” had cast Russia. Cometh the hour, cometh the man: Putin.

        When Stalin died, there were no philosopher kings around to take over. The change had to come from *within* the Politburo. Ergo, Khrushchev (and Bulganin, at first), even though K. was a Stalinist devil himself.

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  1. Peter Hitchens, you clearly rate yourself far more than what is healthy. In REALITY, most sane people in this ‘country’ think you are a selfish, blatantly unscientific, libertarian extremist nutcase who should be locked-up in a mental asylum but for the fact the ‘blessed Margaret’ closed quite a few of them down so the capacity to incarcerate you in one has largely disappeared.🤬😡😞☹️

    Nurses and other public sector employees could have had bigger pay rises if the government HAD NOT taken heed of totally dangerous extremist loons like Hitchens and had imposed stricter Covid-19 measures eg BORDER CONTROLS SINCE MARCH 2020 as nationalist, ‘Japan First’ Shinzo Abe the former PM of Japan did AND bothered to enforce them as sensible, well-run countries like Singapore have done.

    Also, we wouldn’t have had as many deaths as we have had which to my mind and I suspect many others amounts to nothing less than a total national disgrace not that a little point like that bothers extremist libertarian loons like Peter, Julie-Hartley-Brewer ext.

    They should be thankful they are still here to spout their grotesquely offensive and unscientific nonsense as they have helped to shorten the lives of far too many other people. Selfish arseholes one and all!😡🤬☹️😞

    The contrast between Singapore with its TOUGH NON libertarian loony ie non-‘Tory government and here could not be greater:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_in_Singapore

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_in_the_United_Kingdom

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    1. With any luck, this Covid 19 crisis in this country will be the final death knell for the Yankee in origin, innately selfish and anti-social political creed of libertarianism which Mrs Thatcher so unwisely took over the Conservative Party with in the 1970’s.

      Those who still espouse it after this is all over like Julie Hartley-Brewer, Richard Tice etc can bugger off to Yankee land and leave sensible Brtons in peace at long last whilst we work out a more sensible political philosophy to replace it with.

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  2. I would shut-up about ‘fear’ if I were you, Peter. Strangely enough, you don’t mention the REAL FEAR grotesquely irresponsible cretins like you and Julie-Hartley-Brewer put into the minds of many, particularly those most susceptible to dying or falling seriously ill with the virus such as old people, when you two and others write tweet after tweet after tweet effectively encouraging the far too may selfish louts we have in this country to ignore the restrictions thereby spreading the virus which they may catch and which may kill them.

    Many of our older people some of whom live on their own and have no one to turn to for help with shopping etc are afraid to go out of their front doors because of irresponsible people like you and that ghastly Julie Hartley-Brewer woman.🤬😡☹️😞

    These older people have enough to fear ie crime under the non ‘party of law and order’ without you two adding to their fears so think of them for once!

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  3. Another thing about the Italians and their dishonesty. Being ethnically 100% Italian I must admit you are right and I am really ashamed of that almost national “characteristic”. I was not aware of it until an Italian friend of mine started complaining about it. It was a long time ago (15 years) but I believe it is true. I read some accounts of European travellers through the centuries (Goethe was one of them) and many of them coincide on that.

    I believe there is a racial angle in that. Northern Italy, mostly populated by Nordic/Germanic stock (the Venetian ideal of beauty in the XVI century was the blond woman) has always been far more efficient and prosperous than the South where there is a lot of mongrels product of innumerable Arab invasions and a tradition of corrupt and incompetent government (Spanish/Italian) that allowed organized crime to flourish (Mafia and Camorra).

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    1. Claudius: I was referring to *companies*. Obviously not every *individual Italian* is either dishonest or unreliable…I do think, though, that there is a serious problem. Contracts dishonoured etc.

      Thank you for your view on that.

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  4. Our death rate from the virus is amongst the world’s worst. Now, either the British people are exceptionally unhealthy, our NHS is far worse than we previously thought it to be or the Tory government under The Clown Trade Mark Applied For and his goon squad have make many mistakes ie acting too little and too late so what is the truth?

    I suspect the cause is a mixture of all three but Boris meeting his Tory mate, Philip Schofield, and acting The Clown on This Morning in March of last year instead of dealing with a Chris that was then certainly going to sweep into this country and Priti Evil/Priti Vacant/Priti Useless not bothering to impose ultra tough travel restrictions as most countries did will certainly not have helped matters.☹️😞😡🤬🙄

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  5. I doubt whether that opinion poll is accurate. Yougov is not called ‘YouTory’ by tweeters on the Britain Elects twiitter account no reason!

    It is plausible that disaffected Labour supporters under a more ‘Right-wing’ Labour figure like Sir Keir Starmer than Corbyn was would move to the Greens but then why would they do that and not go to the Liberal Democrats who have a more realistic chance in certain seats at removing a Tory MP?

    A Green vote is even more ‘wasted’ under our ludicrously unfair voting system than a Lib Dem one is!

    Perhaps these people put their principles above their wish to get rid of Tory MPs?

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    1. M’Lord of Essex, no-one wanting a Labour Party government, even a mildly “socialist” one, would now vote LibDem, not after the 2010-2015 Con Coalition.

      As a matter of fact, I really think that the LibDems are (at long last) at the end of the road.

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      1. Well, if that is the case then these people effectively want the CON Party to keep-on ‘winning’ because if they vote Labour in certain seats they are virtually guaranteeing a Tory MPs re-election ie Eastbourne to take one example.

        A tactical vote for the Lib Dem’s is still worthwhile in some seats to remove a Tory locally and make it more difficult for that party to ‘win’ nationally thereby helping Labour as the bigger of the ‘opposition’ parties.

        Out of the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats I would rather Labour dies. At least the Liberal Democrats support genuine electoral reform and can therefore be characterised as democrats whereas Labour is not a democratic party in that respect since they are still staunch supporters of the absurdly undemocratic First Past The Post electoral system.

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      2. he problem with that argument, m’Lord of Essex, is that the LibDems have made it clear, not only during the years 2010-2015 but also in 2019, that they will always join with the Conservative Party rather than Labour…

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  6. Boris The manifestly incompetent Buffoon has made a real balls-up of this entire virus situation but his one saving grace was supposedly ‘getting Brexit done’.🙄🙄🙄🙄

    Yes, ‘Brexit’ is ‘done’! However, it is ‘done’ rather in the manner of how a Turkey is ‘done’ on Christmas Day if you overlook it ie black and burnt to a crisp.🙄

    This abject and scruffy moron ‘educated’ at a school which if it were a state school would have long had the inspectors round condemning it as a failed ‘sink comprehensive’ and recommending its immediate closure or special measures to be implemented has made a real hash of ‘Brexit’ as well seeing as Unionists in NI justly condemn the absurd NI Protocol and want it to be abandoned as it is destroying the union between their part of the UK and ours.

    Can Boris and his freak show exhibits get ANYTHING right?🙄🤬😡☹️😞

    Still, sensible people like us always knew that Boris doesn’t do detail!🙄🤬🤬😡😞☹️

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      1. As far as Prime Ministers go, I think rating Eton College in the same class of educational establishments as a ‘failed state sink comprehensive’ is a pretty fair assessment!’😀😷😁🤣😂

        In my lifetime, we now had two utterly disastrous PMs on the trot from that damm school! The last half-decent ‘Old Etonian’ as PM seems to have been True Tory Arthur Balfour at the turn of the last century!

        Etcn should stick to educating actors like Michael Bentine and Patrick Mcnee NOT PMs!😂🤣🙄

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  7. The Labour Party still doesn’t ‘get’ genuine democracy on account of that policy stance – a stance NOT taken by ANY of Labour’s sister ‘democratic socialist/social democratic’ parties in Europe!🙄🙄🙄🙄

    The Liberal Democrats are not likely to ever form another coalition with the CONS after the way they were blatantly used and then spewed out of Tory mouths. Hell, even the DUP were treated by the ‘nasty party’ with contempt so that party wont do it either!🙄

    The CONS are Britain’s ‘Billy No Mates’ party and have no one to form a coalition with or any other arrangement so that is something the opposition parties need to think about.

    Much as though Labour won’t admit it, they actually NEED the Liberal Democrats to do well in certain seats in order to win themselves!

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    1. Well, m’Lord of Essex, unless the LibDems get many more than 11 seats, their temporary friendship will not be needed by Lab or by Con…I would say that they may decline to where the old Liberal Party was in the 1960s, able to get all MPs into one taxi.

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  8. They are still able to block with their supporters votes Labour victories in marginals and to prevent Tory victories in seats like Eastbourne or Cheltenham etc.

    I don’t think they will. What the Labour Party still doesn’t understand is that the entirety of the anti-Tory vote doesn’t belong to them as a sort of arrogant ‘divine right’. There has always been political space for a non Labour but still ‘centre-left’ alternative to the Tories. If they had been less pathetically tribalist in the past they could have been in government for longer periods as a leading party in a coalition instead of being content to sit on the sidelines with no power or influence. Liberalism has quite deep political roots in this country and isn’t going to disappear entirely.

    Of course, Labour now has a massive problem with the SNP situation in Scotland and perhaps the Welsh might join in soon with Plaid Cymru.

    Unthinking tribalism on the part of Labour can have significant political costs!

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  9. Labour and Lib Dem may get some help in winning seats off the Tories at the next election by a traditional bastion of Tory supporters sitting on their backsides and refusing to vote for them ie serving police officers.

    This wretched ‘Tory’ government (to my mind a posh Lib Dem one would be a more accurate description) has even managed to severely piss off policemen and women:

    They are not pleased that the Tory government has mishandled the virus situation so disastrously and has decided to put hardworking police officers at risk of dying or falling very ill with the virus by not giving them priority treatment for vaccinations when they work in a job where some repellent and disgusting louts have spit at them thereby potentially giving them the virus. I hope they are seriously punished for doing that.🤬😡 These scumbags wouldn’t get away with such despicable actions under the REAL ‘party of law and order’ ie the ‘People’s Action Party of Singapore that is for sure!

    So much for the Tories being the ‘party of law and order’ and supporting police officers in their all too often thankless jobs!

    Here are some police officers who have died from Covid-19 in the line of duty:

    https://www.facebook.com/MetFederation

    Some are relatively young and no doubt as serving police officers were quite fit so much for the absurd theory of people like Peter Hitchens that Covid-19 is just a bad flu!🙄🙄🙄🙄

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    1. M’Lord of Essex, though I recognize that a civilized society has to *have* police, don’t expect me to have much time for them now that they are largely the footsoldiers of ZOG…

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      1. The police have to be reformed and responsibility for them taken completely out of the British state’s hands rather like the US occupation authorities done in Japan post world war 2 . The authority to run them on a day to day basis should be invested in a wholly independent National Public Safety Commission as it is in that country.

        This has to happen now because public confidence in their political neutrality has been so comprehensively smashed by successive governments from Thatcher’s onwards.🤬😡😞☹️

        We should blame piss-poor Tory and Labour governments for degrading and grotesquely misusing the police as an institution rather than individual officers. Some of them still want to do a good job and to serve the public in a politically neutral way. I am sure there are a few ‘Right-wing’ officers somewhere but they have to keep their heads down a bit!

        However, saying this, NOTHING can remotely justify spitting at a police officer not even in ‘normal’ times let alone now.

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