Well, this week I scored only 4/10, though still beat political journalist John Rentoul, who only managed 2/10. I did not know the answers to questions 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 10. On question 7, I came very close (“but no cigar”); and on question 5, which I really knew in the back of my mind, could not quite bring it to consciousness, so 4/10 it is.
Tweeter “@socialist1959”, a typical-seeming Twitter-twit, ever-ready to display ersatz socio-political virtue.
This is why Labour is so washed-up, because on the one hand you have the now-in-control pro-Jew-Zionist element under Starmer (“we agree with 90% of what the Government is doing but it should be doing it better, and while both wearing a facemask and bending the knee to the blacks”), and on the other the mass of politically-correct box-tickers such as tweeter “@socialist1959”, who are no doubt pro-migration-invasion, “anti-racist”, pro the “refugees welcome” nonsense etc.
Neither main wing of Labour has much of a mass appeal, even when set against the present shambolic government headed by a part-Jew, part-Levantine chancer.
Please, people, no more about how, thanks to the UK’s supposedly excellent FCO (diplomatic staff), SIS (para-diplomatic and intelligence staff), and armed forces, “Britain punches above its weight”. It does not.
Claims of that sort have now been floodlit as completely hollow.
Britain now has little more than mirages. In place of a properly functioning Foreign Office, a box-ticking, virtue-signalling and bureaucratic culture which accomplishes almost nothing. In place of a properly-functioning secret service, fantasies of one (whether the fantasies of supposed past —Second World War and Cold War— “successes”, or the outright fantasies peddled in James Bond films and the like). In place of a properly-functioning army, navy, and air force etc, we have stripped-down, stripped-out skeleton forces unable to do jack **** most of the time (as witness the Kabul situation).
Kabul is a city which I have never visited, in a country which I have never visited. I have only met a relatively few people who have actually been there (whether before its post-1978 troubles, during the years of Soviet occupation, or more recently, during the past 20 years of Western control or partial control).
I do not claim to know a great deal about Kabul. Thank God for the Internet and for (whatever its flaws) Wikipedia.
Kabul, a city with a 3,500-year history, and a population of 4.6 millions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabul.
A couple of photos of Kabul:
For me, slightly unexpected. There again, msm focus has always been on a few locations; at present, the airport. Fact is, of course, that most of the nearly five million inhabitants are not at that airport but, probably, keeping their heads down and waiting to see what transpires.
Interesting overview of the hippie days 50 years or more ago: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=74594cd9a03f4853992ff5053be852d8
Non-hippy tourists also visited Kabul 50 or so years ago.
Some tweets seen
That tweeter, who thinks that 200 suffering cats and dogs are just “stupid pets“, is a Zionist lecturer who, a number of years ago, made a demonstrably false documentary (I think shown on Channel 4) about the Treblinka site in Poland (critical youtube videos about which documentary have since been expunged from YouTube and Twitter by the Jewish-Zionist lobby).
The Japanese are said to have an answer as an alternative to “yes” and “no“: “mu“. This apparently means, “I do not agree with the assumption of your question“.
The bald question is too wide; all human lives, all animal lives. For me, some animal lives are worth more than some human lives.
That, though, is in no way the fault of Pen Farthing and his supporters; any fault lies with the British Government, and a UK bureaucracy incapable of doing its job properly.
Late thoughts about Pen Farthing and his critics
In my view, the supporters of Pen Farthing and the cats and dogs rescued are those who, in general, have their hearts in the right place. The critics and (if you like) “haters” of Pen Farthing seem to be mostly cruel, callous nobodies, often posing as great humanitarians (online Twitter-twit squad).
For example, look at the following tweet:
The other tweets of “@Jonny_Nowak33” show someone somewhere in the “Conservative”/Brexit Party ideological zone. A silly little person trying to be edgy.
I also saw tweets by some little wheelchair-bound autistic and mental afflict (whose name I cannot now find), one of which said simply, “Pen Farthing is a coward“. A man who served in the Royal Marines for decades, with final rank of sergeant. I do not claim that all Royal Marines are heroes, but I should doubt that many are cowards.
Twitter is now largely the comfort zone of the crazed, those with mental problems, and those without any real principles or ideology to speak of. Many are pathetic virtue-signallers, some are trying to make a impact on the other nuts who tweet.
Twitter is still of use as illustrative material (as used on my blog), but not as a serious ideas exchange. Also, the (often mentally-disturbed) “antifascist” idiots and/or Jew-Zionists have had most serious thinkers expelled from Twitter.
For me, from what I have read and seen in the past week (I had not known of him before that), Pen Farthing is someone who has been trying, against the odds, to help animals and people, and who has found himself up against large-scale situations, and large and uncaring organizations and agendas: US forces, a US government shamefully fleeing and leaving its allies in the lurch, Taliban barbarians, mass panic at a shambolic airport, a UK government trying to limit the domestic political fallout, and a UK mass media which both wants a story and is trying to give covering fire to a badly-prepared, chaotic UK government.
Maybe Pen Farthing did shout threats at a UK minister’s adviser. The bastard weasel probably deserved that, and maybe more.
The same goes for the UK governmental and diplomatic bureaucracy, which is near-useless. As for UK MPs and ministers, I doubt whether so many useless deadheads have ever been collected together at Westminster.