Diary Blog, Boxing Day 2021

Morning music

Dietrich Eckart

Today is the 98th anniversary of the death of Dietrich Eckart [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich_Eckart].

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[Dietrich Eckart towards the end of his life]

Dietrich Eckart died in 1923, at the age of 55. One of the earliest supporters of Adolf Hitler and his life-work, Eckart was also a poet, writer, playwright, and authority on Ibsen.

[“If the light clashes with darkness there is no making of agreements, there is only a fight of life and death until the one or the other part is destroyed.“— Dietrich Eckart]

On this day a year ago

Good news on whaling

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/26/japans-whaling-town-struggles-to-keep-400-years-of-tradition-alive

When I had a Twitter account (a pack of Jews had me expelled in 2018), I frequently tweeted against Japanese whaling (and against that carried out by other countries engaged in commercial whaling, notably Norway and Iceland; the Soviet Union ceased its semi-secret whaling in 1973).

I supported Sea Shepherd [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Shepherd_Conservation_Society_operations#Japanese_whaling_(2003%E2%80%932017)] and its firm confrontation strategy. However, I always recognized that the key to stopping Japanese whaling (the Scandinavian operations are tiny by comparison) lay in Japan itself.

As the Guardian report indicates, part of the problem lay in the Japanese psychology, in resenting being told what to do or not do by the non-Japanese world. Japan needed an honourable way to stop whaling, an exit strategy enabling Japan to stop whaling, and to stop subsidizing whaling, without losing face. This is what has happened.

Japan continues to whale, but only within the waters of Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (under the Law of the Sea), and in reality is slowly winding down whaling (along with the subsidies for it). The whales caught now are not the most endangered (such as the Blue Whale). Not that that excuses the activity, but it seems that, finally, Japanese whaling is on the way out.

English ghost story

A ghost story not written by M.R. James but featuring him as a character. Very good. The BBC should do more like this.

Tweets seen

France 24 TV report about arrests arising from investigations into Jew and/or Israeli corruption in New Jersey (mainly Hudson County, the bit of New Jersey alongside the Hudson River opposite Manhattan).

Not only fraud and money laundering but also the sale of human organs and blood to Israel and/or to Jew and Israeli organizations in Switzerland and elsewhere.

Had this not been reported on a mainstream TV station (France 24), it would no doubt be vilified by Jewish orgs and mouthpieces as an “anti-Semitic trope” or something.

You really couldn’t make it up! Crazed “Covid” zealot so aggressively determined to exercise her —non-existent— power over a non-mask-wearing passenger, while she herself is not using her mask, shouting, screaming in people’s faces, and even spitting!

That video is an extreme example of the pathology now widespread in the USA, and even UK and elsewhere in Europe. This is what the facemask nonsense is really all about— forcing people to comply. It has little or nothing to do with public health. In Spain, they apparently even have to wear facemasks outside, by law!

My answer?

The nearly two years of “panicdemic” fear propaganda and general nonsense has become ingrained in many. They now not only comply with even completely arbitrary diktats (such as the ludicrous “Rule of 6”), and moreover at the snap of the fingers from complete idiots such as “Boris” Johnson, but get very very angry when they see others refusing to jump through the “mandated” hoops.

In an irreligious age, people seek out things in which to believe, and for causes to follow, as well as for (supposed) “virtues” to display or signal.

The 20th century showed that political causes such as old-style socialism had feet of clay, and religions such as Roman Catholicism and the simplistic “evangelical” alternatives, as well as sub-religions such as cults, became mostly discredited, so we are here now in the 21st century with many floundering people desperately seeking for a cause to which to adhere.

For some, in the UK of the 1980s and 1990s, it was anti-apartheid, but the new “rainbow nation” South Africa has largely failed (in every way) since then, and there are no white people in the SA government to blame now, so the virtue-signallers have abandoned the South Africans of all races to their fate and latched onto other causes: anti-Brexit was or is one such, as was and is “climate change”, as in the worship of the Swedish autistic, little Greta Nut; likewise, the Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain idea that destruction of the UK as an advanced industrial economy will somehow “save the planet”.

Now such people (often the very same people) have latched onto “Covid” as their cause. The roots of it lie in their personal and group psychology and/or pathology rather than anything objective.

Peter Hitchenscolumn

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-10344609/PETER-HITCHENS-two-years-mass-hysteria-finally-coming-senses.html

My own blog post about Hitchens, written about 2.5 years ago, has proven rather popular: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/05/19/peter-hitchens-and-his-views/.

Sweden

Talking of my old blog posts, this from 2019 has had a couple of hits today: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/10/18/the-swedish-sickness-contaminating-the-rest-of-europe-what-is-it/.

Afternoon music

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

Late music

[River Ob at Barnaul]

7 thoughts on “Diary Blog, Boxing Day 2021”

  1. Hello Ian! Regarding the Japanese’s horror of losing face, I have a story. In the early 1970s, a Japanese museum hosted an exhibition dedicated to Van Gogh. Among the foreign museums loaning pictures for the exhibition, there was a French museum that sent a small painting.

    The Japanese museum was broken into and some paintings were stolen, including the one sent by the French. A few days later a Japanese delegation visited the French museum to express their shame about the robbery and to apologise. The French museum was very kind and sympathetic and tried to minimize the incident. He noticed that the Japanese looked even more embarrassed and asked them what was the problem. They told him that their boss, the director of the museum responsible for the exhibition, had killed himself as he considered dishonoured for the robbery of which he felt was reponsible!

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    1. Claudius:
      Yes, the Japanese are an interesting people, with much to be proud about. They behaved badly in WW2, not just in their appalling treatment of POWs but also in other ways; having said that, they do have many positive qualities as well.

      I have never been there (nearly went there *by accident*, when the staff at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow put me on the wrong Aeroflot plane in 1993! I actually got onto the plane, but not my London-bound service, a Tokyo-bound one!).

      If I had to sum up my feeling about the Japanese, it would be “perfectionists”.

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  2. I have read your 2019 post about Sweden. What can I say? It did not surprise me. I despise the Swedes, a most disgusting cowardly people. Having said that. most Western Europeans are very much the same. Thanks to some kind of diabolical alchemy most Europeans have turned into cowardly creatures devoid of honour and dignity. Filthy foreigners spat on them and rape their sisters, wives or daughters and nothing happens. They truly deserve to be exterminated.

    PS: As my wife says: “You are full of compassion…” (LOL)

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