Historical inaccuracy about Sir Roger Casement
Switching on Radio 4 late at night, just before it switches to BBC World Service, I heard the Irish politician or ex-politician, Mary McAleese [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_McAleese], reading some of her memoirs.
I was surprised to hear Mrs McAleese say that Sir Roger Casement [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Casement] had been executed for treason “because of his support for the Easter Rising.” Not so.
Casement was put on trial for treason because, as a British subject (indeed, he had been a civil servant, first at the Colonial Office and then at the Foreign Office) he had committed various acts which were not only adjudged treasonous in the First World War but which would still be, on similar facts, today. Indeed, in WW2, some others were executed for far less. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Casement#Capture,_trial,_and_execution
William Joyce [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Joyce] was hanged merely for having broadcast from Germany [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Haw-Haw].
The last statement of William Joyce: “In death as in life, I defy the Jews who caused this last war, and I defy the power of darkness which they represent. I warn the British people against the crushing imperialism of the Soviet Union. May Britain be great once again and in the hour of the greatest danger in the West may the standard be raised from the dust, crowned with the words – “You have conquered nevertheless”. I am proud to die for my ideals and I am sorry for the sons of Britain who have died without knowing why.”
It is not generally known that dozens of other actually-British people (Joyce’s nationality was and remains disputed) who broadcast from the Reich during WW2 were either not prosecuted or received short prison sentences. In other words, in Joyce’s case, as in that of Casement, political rather than legal expediences proved determinative.
John Amery [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Amery], who was hanged after WW2, did more or less the same as had Casement in WW1. He toured POW camps trawling for potential recruits etc. Indeed, Casement did more than that and, after all, was eventually arrested (by a solitary sergeant of the Royal Irish Constabulary) after having been landed ashore —awaiting an arms drop— on the “lonely Banna Strand”, from a German U-boat. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Casement#Irish_revolutionary.
In fact, the Irish rebels’ operation was a total botch: “Casement did not learn about the Easter Rising until after the plan was fully developed. The German weapons never landed in Ireland; the Royal Navy intercepted the ship transporting them, a German cargo vessel named the Libau, disguised as a Norwegian vessel, Aud-Norge. All the crew were German sailors, but their clothes and effects, even the charts and books on the bridge, were Norwegian. As John Devoy had either misunderstood or disobeyed Pearse’s instructions that the arms were under no circumstances to land before Easter Sunday, the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union (TGWU) members set to unload the arms under the command of Irish Citizen Army officer and trade unionist William Partridge were not ready. The IRB men sent to meet the boat drove off a pier and drowned.” [Wikipedia]
It can be seen that, however unfortunate in many ways Casement was, Mrs McAleese’s statement that he was hanged, as her memoirs seem to imply, simply because he “supported” the Easter Rising, seems to me to be disingenuous at best.
Until I looked her up on Wikipedia yesterday, I knew nothing much about Mrs McAleese. Seems that she was appointed a professor of laws at Trinity College, Dublin, when only 24 years of age, failed to get elected as a would-be politician, but was eventually adopted as Fianna Fail candidate for the Presidency of Ireland; she served two terms (14 years).
Casement, though not much known by the general public these days in England, is still a major historical figure in Ireland.
In the real sense (not the formal legal sense), what the LibLabCon-men (and women) have done in the past half-century is far more treasonous than whatever Sir Roger Casement did; and he was hanged for it…
While I certainly agree with Cummings (and have blogged so from the start) that Boris-idiot is unfit to be Prime Minister, Cummings is himself a personification of the crazy way in which Britain is run. Are there other countries where a person with effectively no track record could become such a power behind the political throne?
A degree in History, a few unsuccessful years trying to make money in Russia (including an airline which only made one flight), then an office bod at Conservative Party HQ for a number of years, then…all but running the UK’s administration. It’s mad. https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/08/10/les-eminences-grises-of-dystopia/; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2020/01/03/dominic-cummings-a-government-of-dystopia-and-lunacy-posing-as-genius/; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominic_Cummings
Remembrance of Cummings’ times past: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/dominc-cummings-lockdown-rules-boris-johnson-oxford-university-press-conference-a9532451.html
Usually-reliable sources report that the persecuted satirist and singer-songwriter, Alison Chabloz, is now resting at home, having been released from Bronzefield Prison earlier today.
More information will be published in this blog later today, or on another day.
Alison’s appeal against conviction and sentence is scheduled to be heard in Crown Court (probably at Southwark) on 3-4 June 2021, i.e. next week.
I shall blog another day about the upcoming Batley and Spen by-election. My first thought about Galloway’s candidature is that he is a busted flush, with no real chance of even saving his deposit. On the other hand, if the by-election is as close as it might be (i.e. as close as I, provisionally, think that it might be), then Galloway getting, say, 2% might be the difference between a Conservative win and a Labour win.
18 thoughts on “Diary Blog, 28 May 2021, including thoughts about Sir Roger Casement”
Ross Clark, shut up you moronic and evil Tory Daily Moron ‘journalist’ cunt.🤬The lives lost through delayed operations can be pinned on Boris and his utterly incompetent ‘government’ NOT enacting a strict lockdown AT LEAST A WEEK TO TEN DAYS EARLIER like other countries did thus leading to delays ext in the NHS.
I remember an Italian surgeon being on Sky News (it is still up on YouTube) begging us as a country to see the chaos in his country as a stark warning sign to LOCKDOWN THEN.
Boris and his morons WAITED and WAITED and WAITED till the PUBLIC was virtually begging them to do something!
STOP covering-up for the CON Party criminals and Boris, you brain dead evil fuckwit!🤬😡🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
P.S. The WHO officially declared it a pandemic TWO WHOLE WEEKS BEFORE we had our insufficiently enforced and half-hearted quasi ‘lockdown’ WITH OPEN BORDERS!🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
William Joyce was and remains a true national hero and was spot-on about how ‘British’ politics was manipulated even then to a certain extent by at least a section of that essentially alien tribe that has caused not an insignificant amount of trouble for their host societies throughout history with the result that they have been EXPELLED FROM A RECORD 109 COUNTRIES including our own in its more sensible days.
William Joyce was, I believe, an Irish-American and therefore couldn’t really have been said to owe an allegiance to the British Crown and the UK.
His execution was unjust. Didn’t they have clever lawyers back then who could have saved him from the gallows?
Here is another national and indeed TRUE Tory hero:
It seems as if Eton College didn’t then produce total cretins and thick globalist, open borders supporting, liberal-left morons like Boris Johnson then!
If only someone set-up a revived ‘Right Club’ inside the Conservative Party today! That party needs to return to its traditional roots as Britain’s main party of ‘anti-semitism’.😂
M’Lord of Essex: re Joyce, as you say, he was Irish-American (born in Brooklyn) but had made a false declaration in order to get a British passport. Had that not been the case, he could not legally have been prosecuted, at least by the British. The House of Lords judicial committee upheld his conviction on the basis that he had, by holding the passport, accepted the notional protection of the British Crown. His acts were, therefore, treasonous. The matter is still disputed.
The present day Tory love for Zionist extremist pro-Israel Jews and Jews in general is decidedly NOT natural and is NOT in accordance with TRUE Tory traditions.
As a party, they have been traditionally suspicious of Jewry and used to be the party that to a certain extent at least stuck-up for the ordinary Briton if one was being oppressed or castigated by a Jew.
TRUE Tories should have defended a fellow gentile Englishman like Jeremy Corbyn despite his being a socialist from scurrilous Jew Zionist Pro Israel extremists because Jeremy IS English.
Previous Tory PMs like Stanley Baldwin and Neville Chamberlain who I personally regard as this country’s last genuine Tory PM were NOT excessively pro-Jew.
Indeed, Chamberlain was on record as saying to his sister once, “I’m not overly fond of the Jews.”
M’Lord of Essex: re. your last sentence, one might ask “who is?” (except a few mentally-disturbed doormat types). Even someone as “anti-Nazi” as Roald Dahl made the point that Hitler, though (in Dahl’s words), “a stinker”, got it right about the Jews…
Indeed. Chamberlain was so correct in that as he was when he put the British national interest FIRST and declared Czechoslovakia a far away land of which we know nothing.
Yes, Jews or, at least the not exactly rare left wing and pro-Israel extremist mob element amongst them are exceedingly hard to like and often revel in causing trouble.
Are we really meant to believe that they have been expelled from a world record 109 different countries down the ages including our own purely because of a totally unreasonable ‘hatred’ on the part of Gentiles and that they , or at least a section of them, didn’t provoke these actions? Perhaps, too often some of them acting like a “nation within a nation” gets on Gentile nerves!
What on earth could have possessed the cultured land of Bach, Beethoven and Goethe to have elected Hitler all of a sudden and gone down the route of persecuting them when the Jewish community there was Europe’s most integrated just a few years before?
Ronald Dahl had every reason to be against Hitler and not to have any reasons to support any sentiments or opinions of Der Fuhrer in any form, of course, since his neutral country of Norway was invaded by Nazi Germany.
Well, the British were going to invade Norway in 1940 and occupy it, but the Germans beat the British to it, m’Lord of Essex. In fact, I believe that troops had already been sent from the UK.
Yes, George Galloway despite his many faults was and remains right about that disastrous Iraq War 2. We should definitely not have involved ourselves in it.
Afghanistan is a different matter and does have a certain level of justification.
Despite my profound political differences with George Galloway, I have some admiration and a soft spot for him. He is a real conviction politician who shoots from the hip and doesn’t care if the media calls him nasty names. He told Tony Blair where to go!👌😎🍷 Anyone who does that must have some good points.
He makes me laugh too (it must be that distinctive hat and his Glaswegian accent) but in a genuinely amusing way rather than the way simpletons laugh at Boris-Idiot with his Jeeves and Wooster persona.
https://www.rt.com/uk/499685-uk-new-fascist-party/ Interesting interview!
So the death penalty is regarded as, “extreme” yet it isn’t just the likes of admittedly very authoritarian Singapore that still have it but also countries which are less inclined to be like that such as Japan.
They still hang criminals and are quite restrained as to its use which means that if you don’t murder more than a single person you are unlikely to receive the penalty in most cases:
It seems as if the Japs have quite a rational and level-headed system for administering the ‘ultimate penalty’ and are not passionate enthusiasts for executions like the Singaporean government.
Are these people who call the death penalty, “extreme” really calling Japan an extreme and uncivilised country that should be boycotted/ostracised and made an object of worldwide condemnation?
To my mind, Japan is a civilised and modern country with many admirable qualities.😎👌🍷🥳 It is a country I have always had a certain fascination with and I intend visiting it one day.
What is (considered) “extreme”, m’Lord of Essex, is a variable.
A completely based piece written by a wet behind the ears so-called ‘journalist’ complete with the requisite leftist buzz words of ‘extreme’, blah, blah, blah. How utterly tiresome! Can’t ‘journalists’ like that be original for once!🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
There is nothing remotely ‘extreme’ about having very strict controls on immigration or indeed stopping it. Even Tory traitor, Edward Heath, once promised to enact tough controls in the 1970 Conservative Party election manifesto but, once in power, betrayed those supposed intentions with his admittance of the Ugandan Asians.🙄🤬😡
Yes, considering the actual effects of their actions, what various Labour and CONservative (or should that be SELFServative ?) Party politicians have done and continue to do to our poor, blighted country certainly merits stiff criminal penalties of either the death penalty or very long prison terms eg fifty years plus with no possibility of parole with a significant part of the sentence served in solitary confinement like Rudolf Hess did AND with penal servitude on top such as breaking rocks all day long in a specially built prison on Ascension Island. or St Helena.
Hanging them and breaking their necks between the second and third vertebra may be too quick and humane.
As they all hate Britain and the British so passionately and love the US and Israel instead I don’t see why they should have the benefit of the relatively humane and therefore quintessentially British method of a quick and skilfully conducted long-drop hanging.
A more brutal and cruel execution in a Yankee electric chair would be getting down to their despicable level and similar to the pain they have inflicted on thousands of Covid-19 victims dying through lack of oxygen and breathing difficulties because these vile traitors couldn’t be bothered to have BORDER CONTROLS in a worldwide viral pandemic so any concern I have for them to have a humane execution evaporates.🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
The wicked and vile anti-British, globalist SCUM deserve no mercy for being complete traitors and MURDERING so many much loved grandfathers, grandmothers, uncles, aunts, sisters, brothers, mums and dads etc and putting their poor families through such sadness and torment.🤬😡☹️😞
Boris, Priti and that entire, wretched mob that currently constitutes this evil government should DIE or be given very long prison sentences with the men being subjected to a Singaporean-style flogging via the rattan cane:
Either way, NATURAL JUSTICE MUST somehow catch-up with these treasonous vermin and common criminals.
Yes, George Galloway, good news about Nissan building a new electric car battery plant BUT the profits from the use of British labour will exit this country and flow into the coffers of a Jap-owned company in Tokyo.
Unlike globalist Tory run into the ground ‘Britain’, Japan has a nationalist ‘Japan FIRST’ government and as a result of their nationalist economics down the decades Japan still has a significantly sized JAP OWNED industrial capacity.
We could have maintained some British owned manufacturing capability if we had not had so many Tory and Labour traitors as politicians since the war with their fanatical adherence to globalist values including globalist forms of libertarian economics.
Japan had a state-guided free market economy WITHIN a national context. They also had close co-operation between private business and government and co-operation and harmonious relationships between employers and employees with few strikes etc.