Well, this week I scored 7/10, beating political journalist John Rentoul, who managed only 2/10. I did not know the answers to questions 2, 6, and 8.
…or to put it another way, no System parties inspire much enthusiasm among voters.
Oh. I only knew of him as someone in favour of better animal welfare, and I myself support that…
Where are the new Ned Kellys?
Quite. The “average joe” may “know” that there was “a” Russian Revolution, but what he [thinks he] “knows”, he knows only because somewhere in his mind is a misunderstood or part-understood conflation of biased and simplistic school lessons, and a general milieu in film and other msm output of to the effect that “the Tsars and aristocracy, living in luxury, burdened the workers and peasants, who then overthrew them and supported Lenin and the Bolsheviks“.
Not that there was no grain of truth in that. All big lies (such as the “holocaust” farrago) have to have some basis in reality, however slight. Russia before (and after) “the Revolution” did have terrible social problems, exploitation etc, which before 1917 included absentee and rentier landlords, and a social system that paid little heed to the poor.
The devil is, of course, in the detail. Few (even those today professing to be “fully-automated luxury Communists”) seem to know that there were many shades of opinion in pre-1917 —and, for a while, in post-1917— Russia. Many parties. Many tendencies.
Few know that the “real” Russian Revolution, as such, was in February 1917 (March 1917 in the new calendar), and that that Revolution was itself overthrown in October (old calendar) 1917, by a coup d’etat or palace revolution planned by Lenin and the Bolsheviks, and carried out as a military operation; it was a putsch in one or two cities of a vast empire, not a popular uprising, as many now think, and as the Soviet system propagandized via the films of Eisenstein.
The original soundtrack (originally played in cinemas) is now replaced by the 1966 one written by Shostakovitch, which uses music of his tone poem October, and which forms also part of his 12th Symphony, The Year 1917:
Of course, even today, relatively few people realize that the second “Russian Revolution”, i.e. the Bolshevik coup d’etat in the Autumn of 1917, was basically Jewish. Almost all the leaders of the Bolsheviks were Jews, or (like Lenin) part-Jew. Even Churchill, though later himself totally in the pocket of the Jews, at the time (1917-1918) wrote articles in the Morning Post (at the time, the favoured newspaper of the UK aristocracy and wealthy) about it. See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Morning_Post#Controversial_publications.
I was told, at second-hand, a story about Lenin in exile. I knew a lady, born 1926, whose father had been a Graf (Count), and a German aristocratic hereditary landowner in East Prussia, the area abutting the Baltic, and now split between Poland and Russia (including Kaliningradskaya Oblast, the region around former Konigsberg [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6nigsberg].
The Graf was descended from an early master of the Teutonic Knights [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teutonic_Order], and his estate near Danzig [after 1945, Gdansk, and now a “Polish” city] comprised over 20,000 hectares, or about 50,000 acres. The mother of the lady I knew came from Austria, where her family also held estates.
The lady I knew was related via both father and mother to a number of historical figures, including Metternich [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klemens_von_Metternich] and Mannerheim [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Gustaf_Emil_Mannerheim].
The father of the lady I knew was sympathetic to socialism when a student in Vienna or Munich, or Zurich (I forget now which of those I was told, I think Vienna). He was apparently acquainted with Lenin, who was in exile in that part of the world (he was certainly in both Zurich and Munich at the time).
Whichever city it was (as I say, I think Vienna, though possibly Zurich), Lenin was arrested, but was released on the intervention of said well-connected student and his diplomatic contacts.
“Irony of Fate”: the father of the lady I knew was shot in 1939 or 1940 by either the Red Army or NKVD, during the upheavals in the Baltic region (they were travelling at the time by car from Romania). The estate near Danzig was finally taken over by the forces of Sovietism in 1945, the main house and park becoming a hospital, then an agricultural college.
The lady I knew (who had been taken prisoner/hostage by the NKVD in 1939 and was confined in Siberia and then Northern Kazakhstan for three years before escaping…a long story) was able to revisit her childhood home, now in Poland, in the mid-1990s. She stayed in Sopot [former Zoppot] in the hotel she remembered visiting in childhood: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Hotel,_Sopot].
A sentimental journey, and no doubt a bitter-sweet one.
Life goes on, even after the most enormous upheavals…
Still milking it…
Jews get “restitution” of property (and/or other payments), property supposedly confiscated by Germans in the late 1930s, or early 1940s, but non-Jews get nothing in compensation for land or whatever taken by Soviet or other forces, despite having held that land for centuries (as contrasted with the recently-acquired monies or commercial properties etc allegedly taken from Jews in the interwar period).
Aim: to create a better, more evolved society;
Method: import millions of the racially and culturally backward.
The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan…https://www.westernspring.co.uk/the-coudenhove-kalergi-plan-the-genocide-of-the-peoples-of-europe/.
Ha ha! About time that malicious and mentally-afflicted troll got lost. See: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/07/18/theyre-coming-to-take-me-away-ha-ha/.
Perhaps he woke up to the fact that few people are interested in his malicious and unpleasant tweets anyway; or maybe he just forgot to take his medicines today.
The only thing that gives me pause is that many such online nuisances… trolls, wastes of space, whatever… make a big noise about “giving up the Twitter account”, then slink back a while later. Many trolls have done that in recent years.
In fact Twitter is a waste of time now. Most of the interesting accounts (such as mine, if I say so myself) are gone, in my case because a pack of Jews conspired together to make (as they do) malicious complaint about my tweets. That was in 2018, at which time I had about 3,000 Twitter followers (equivalent to maybe 6,000 today, had the account remained), whereas I see that “Slatfascists” still only has 2,358, three and a half years later. Not that “followers” mean much. In fact, the real influence of Twitter (as I have blogged before) is very limited.
Still, “Slatfascists” (who may or may not have been “doxed” recently) still has the privilege of reading daily (or, as he no doubt describes it, “monitoring”) my blog. He has read me since I started blogging in 2016, and can still do that when he goes back down the rabbit-hole.
As a matter of fact, my guess is that “Slatfascists” will be back on Twitter before long, just like so many others. After all, what else interests him (apart from reading my blog, and rubbing his hands when someone like Alison Chabloz gets prosecuted)? Apparently, playing some absurd “space cadet” electronic game…
Still, Twitter will be at least marginally more pleasant for his absence (as long as it lasts).
[Late-night update: it seems that “Slatfascists”, or at least his Twitter account, has “gone up the chimney”. Good riddance, but it means that his above tweet cannot now be seen, because the account has been deleted, not merely locked. For those who did not read it earlier, the tweet said that “Slatfascists” was leaving Twitter temporarily or permanently because Twitter would not expel all the accounts he (daily) “reported”, who were, he alleged, all “Nazis”.
I always thought that “Slatfascists” had to be at least part-Jew. His obsessions, his behaviour etc…
Oh well…How many green bottles does that make, about to fall off the wall?].
[Update, a day later: as I predicted, “Slatfascists” was unable to stop trolling, and is already back online…unable to stick to his “resolution” even for 24 hours. A weak-minded little troll with nothing to say about society]
Sometimes I wonder what is the proportion of the mentally-afflicted in the UK population now; must be huge, and on Twitter (especially pro-“antifa” Twitter, they seem even more prevalent]
Late afternoon music
Late tweets seen
300. Meaning probably 500 or 1,000 overall. Even on the lowest likely figure, that is at least 100,000 a year (and on the highest, maybe as many as 400,000), just from those crossing the Channel in an armada of rubber boats. Yes, fewer in the winter months, but more in the summer (up to 2,000 a day; and this government of Jews, Pakistanis and Indians does nothing but talk. What a surprise…
A lesson taught, though in view of the fact that the aggressive black got up immediately at the end, arguably not enough of one.
A sign of the times…