Diary Blog, 19 January 2022

[Uranus, the Magician]

“…with blood, I summon thee; with spirit I summon thee…”

The stars in their courses fight on the side of the just“…

On this day a year ago

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…and civil rights are fast-disappearing anyway under the multi-headed assault of “wokery”, the Jew-Zionist lobby, and such as the excrescences of the “Covid” madness.

I could design something far better than both, easily, and I am not even an architect.

The statement shown [update, next day: removed…], a statement of how a young Jew was indoctrinated at a young age by his mother into having a pathological fear of “anti-Semitism”, could have been used as an example of a typical such upbringing by the defence in the last Alison Chabloz trial…

Looking at those statements, it is clear why virtually all the Soviet spies in the USA in the 1930s and 1940s were Jews. Look at the atom bomb spies. Pretty much every one was a Jew (there were a few exceptions, such as Melita Norwood, and a few others were only half or part-Jew, e.g. Klaus Fuchs): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_spies#Notable_spies.

Welcome to the end of democracy

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/welcome-to-the-end-of-democracy

Well worth reading. Which is why I am reposting long extracts here:

A rising tide of money and administrative power defines the rising autocracy.

As executive compensation reached the stratosphere in Big Tech and finance, small businesses face what the Harvard Business Review calls ‘an existential threat.’ Experts now warn that one third of small businesses, which comprise the majority of US companies and employ nearly half of all workers, could ultimately shut down for good. Hundreds of thousands have already disappeared, including nearly half of all black-owned businesses. Particularly damaged have been the small merchants along Main Street and those working for them, such as restaurant and hospitality workers.

Climate-change policies could nurture the new autocracy for a generation. As tech oligarchs and the financial establishment implement the Davos notion of a Great Reset, they will force a quick end to fossil fuels. There are huge opportunities for massive investment by super-rich companies and speculators in the ‘green economy,’ all made possible with tax breaks, loans and guaranteed sales to governmental units.

This promises to create a new crop of mega-billionaires like Elon Musk, today the world’s richest man. In the era of super-subsidies, a wannabe electric-vehicle maker like Rivian, which has negligible sales and consistent losses, can be valued higher than General Motors, which sells almost seven million cars and has $122 billion (£90 billion) in revenues each year. In Green Capitalism, the British Marxist James Heartfield labels this ‘austerity socialism’: reaping governmental edicts as opposed to actually producing real goods. Nice work if you can get it.

For the middle and working classes, however, the Great Reset may prove somewhat less promising — if not disastrous. For most people, notes Eric Heymann, a senior economist at Deutsche Bank Research, the rapid ‘green’ transition will mean ‘a noticeable loss of welfare and jobs.’ The conscious policy of degrowth as a means of forcibly reducing greenhouse gas emissions will require getting most people out of their cars, and forcing them to travel far less and to live in tiny apartments. Enforcement will be necessarily intrusive as well. Planners in the UK and elsewhere are pushing for family ‘carbon budgets.’ Add surveillance technology and we end up with something akin to China’s ‘social credit’ system, in which your right to free movement is subject to government approval.

The young are particularly threatened by these changes — younger people already face much harder prospects than any postwar generation. Few expect things to improve: across the higher-income countries, roughly two-thirds of people surveyed by Pew Research see a poorer future for the next generation. According to researchers at the Equality of Opportunity Project, about 90 per cent of those born in 1940 grew up to earn higher incomes than their parents. The same is true for only 50 per cent of those born in the 1980s. A recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis warns that millennials are in danger of becoming a ‘lost generation’ in terms of wealth accumulation. To make matters worse, over half of all young people, in a survey of ten countries, think the world is doomed by climate change.

As housing and other costs skyrocket, class lines are hardening. Inheritance as a share of GDP in France has grown roughly threefold since 1950, with some upper-income French millennials inheriting more money than many workers make in a lifetime. The growing importance of inherited assets is even more pronounced in Germany, Britain and the United States. In the US, a country with a national mythology that looks askance at inherited wealth, the children of property-owning parents are far better situated to own a house eventually (often with parental help) and enter what is now known as ‘the funnel of privilege.’ In America, millennials are three times as likely as boomers to count on inheritance for their retirement. Among the youngest cohort, aged eighteen to twenty-two, over 60 per cent expect that inheritance will be their primary source of income as they age.

How will the downwardly mobile react to the prospect of permanent rental serfdom and, ultimately, total dependence on the state? A recent Edelman survey reveals that increasing numbers no longer trust institutions or believe hard work pays off. In a world dominated by a few institutions, today’s precariat of gig and short-contract workers, and those who have dropped out of the workforce entirely, could become an economically less useful version of Marx’s proletariat: a permanent underclass requiring aggressive, quasi-military policing.

Meanwhile, large tech firms and financial giants — even those sceptical about climate change zealotry — see the prospect of record profits and valuations in ‘disruption.’ The pandemic accelerated the white-collar shift to remote work, and the broader demand for automated solutions skyrocketed. A future less reliant on human labor elevates the tech oligarchs to the highest perch on what Lenin called ‘the commanding heights’ of the economy.

In a digitalised economy, it’s good to control the critical niches. The oligarchs do this brilliantly. They have seized dominant shares of key markets from search (Google) to social media (Facebook) to book sales (Amazon). Google and Apple together provide over 95 per cent of operating software for mobile devices, while Microsoft still accounts for over 80 per cent of the software that runs personal computers around the world.

We are increasingly ruled by a perfect marriage of class convenience, with more power for the clerisy and ever-greater economic opportunities for the oligarchy — all with the added benefit of encouraging them to feel good about themselves. Even as they push austerity on the masses, they live like medieval lords, indulging in lavish weddings and building estates reminiscent of the Habsburgs’. Jeff Bezos just spent $100 million (£80 million) on a Hawaiian retreat. Bill Gates’s daughter just enjoyed a $2 million (£1.5 million) wedding. John Kerry, president Biden’s chief climate scold and beneficiary of an heiress’s fortune, travels on a private jet that use thirty times the energy of the average American vehicle.

The tech oligarchs are creating something similar to what Aldous Huxley called in Brave New World Revisited a ‘scientific caste system.’ There is ‘no good reason,’ Huxley wrote in 1958, that ‘a thoroughly scientific dictatorship should ever be overthrown.’ It will condition its subjects from the womb so that they ‘grow up to love their servitude’ and ‘never dream of revolution.’ It will maintain a strict social order and provide enough diversion through drugs, sex and videos to keep their artificially narrowed minds occupied and sated.

[Joel Kotkin, in The Spectator]

Sobering analysis.

Still, it may be that the “perfect system” the Western ruling circles and cabals strive towards will be smashed, either by natural events or by war. Not a nice prospect but something of the sort may be, also, the only way for Western society to escape from socio-political sclerosis.

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/26/the-tide-is-coming-in-reflections-on-the-possible-end-of-our-present-civilization-and-what-might-follow/.

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The “Left”/”Right” terminology is useless. Let’s be specific: much of the censorship and “cancelling” comes from the Jew-Zionist element; the rest from the “woke”, multikulti, fake “diversity” side, but in fact much of that has been fostered by Jews as well, at least in its origins. Those two “sides” may clash on some issues (mostly Israel/Palestine) but are both drivers of intellectual repression.

Outside academia too. I have been attacked without pause by the Jew-Zionist element, and for many years, not least since this blog started just over five years ago.

Bees

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jan/19/small-gardens-vital-as-big-ones-conserving-bees-bristol-university-study.

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Regular readers of the blog will know that I was recently blogging about all of this (in general, not this latest news), concluding that the Conservative Party probably can recover its position if it bins Johnson fairly soon. Initially, I thought that idiot would go before summer this year, but corrected myself to say spring 2022. Now? Seems that it could be any moment.

There is no constitutional imperative for a General Election to be held before late 2024 and, at the end of the day, Labour is offering nothing to the British people either, so once The Idiot is binned, the Cons may be able to recover at least to near-parity with Lab.

I saw an interesting analysis, to the effect that, even if there were a general election right now, Labour might still have a majority of a handful of seats, or even no majority.

In the end, though, both Lab and Con are two faces of the (((System))), and are under the same concealed flag.

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7 thoughts on “Diary Blog, 19 January 2022”

    1. I agree. It’s absurd to have a law like that anyway, that criminalizes books or online material. Those who have such books rarely if ever try to make bombs etc. It is a way of criminalizing some young people who are active online but basically harmless.

      The first judge (the trial judge) in that case, though idiosyncratic, meant well, but the organized Jew-Zionist element now screams at the slightest fairness shown to anyone social-national politically.

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    1. Claudius:
      Thank you; I had not seen it.

      Recent days have seen “Boris” given until summer, then spring (my prediction) but now it seems quite likely that he will be out within weeks, maybe even days, though he would still be PM until actually replaced, which might take months unless he just resigns.

      As for the ridiculous “Covid” rules and regulations, suddenly they are to be binned….something is happening behind the scenes.

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