Diary Blog, 4 February 2022

Morning music

[Canaletto, view of St. Paul’s, river, Royal Barge]

On this day a year ago

Southend West by-election result

Hardly worth blogging about the result of the Southend West result but, for the record, the Conservative Party candidate won as expected, and with 86.1% of the vote, though on a pathetic turnout of 24%, and without the other main System parties standing: Labour, LibDem, and also Greens, absented themselves from the contest.

All other candidates lost their deposits. The second-placed was some character who wants drug decriminalization, and called himself the Psychedelic Party. His vote-share was 3.4%.

As for the “nationalist” candidates, Steve Laws (UKIP)— 2.7%; Catherine Blaiklock (English Democrats)— 2.2%; Jayda Fransen— 2%. Bearing in mind that this was the ideal chance to pick up protest votes, pretty unimpressive.

The real “protest vote” was the fact that 76% of those eligible to vote abstained. In fact, the abstainers together with those who voted for candidates other than the Con candidate comprised over 90% of those eligible to vote in the by-election.

Hardly “democracy’s” finest hour.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Southend_West_by-election#Results

Other thoughts arising: as noted previously, that England does not have any credible social-national or even conservative-nationalist party, and that, that being so, the voters treat the underwhelming candidates that do exist (and stand in elections) with, not even contempt, but indifference.

Tweets seen

As I blogged a day or two ago, unlikely but not impossible.

A puzzle. Reach for the sky!

Inflation

When the present UK government started to throw money at the “panicdemic”, paying millions to stay home, paying businesses which otherwise might go into insolvency, the msm “experts” all applauded Indian “clever boy” Rishi Sunak and, of course, Boris-idiot. A few voices worried about the inflationary effects, but they were treated as near idiots. Peter Hitchens was one of the few inthe ranks of msm scribblers.

Almost everyone seemed to think that the “furlough” holiday season was cost-free. Now look. True, energy prices are from another direction, but the rest can be laid at the door of the effective devaluation of the currency. Now we read that inflation may reach 7%! A couple of years ago it was 2%.

Still think that all those furlough payments, “eat out to help out”, and business support schemes came at no cost? If you do, what can I say or suggest? That you should stand outside your house and clap until told to stop?

Historical discovery

Chaos at Downing Street

What interests me about the latest nonsense around Boris-idiot is that, as the “advisers” depart, how few are English, or even really British. Just as in the Cabinet. I note the names: Rosenfield, Narozanski, Mirza…

More Tweets

Clever of the Russian Government to focus on the weakest point of the present UK Govt., i.e. competence or, more pointedly, incompetence.

If so, Moscow must have changed much since I was last there. On my (only two) visits there (1993 and 2007), the same thought occurred to me: Moscow is not a comfortable or convenient city. It is not even a question of money spent; whether you pay out plenty or not, everything conspires to make you feel dissatisfied.

As a matter of fact, I found it easier to get by there, on a daily basis, in 1993, than on a later fairly brief visit in 2007.

The post-1945 order in Europe fell to pieces after 1989. Russia now has the chance to reset the post-1989 agenda, but that means, inter alia, seizing Eastern Ukraine, Kiev, and the Black Sea littoral. So far, the tanks have not started to roll. It is now —within the next weeks— or never, probably.

“There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.

[Shakespeare, Julius Caesar]

Literary note:

Brutus and Cassius are discussing the final phase of their civil war with the forces of Octavian and Marcus Antonius. Cassius has been urging that they group their forces at Sardis and take advantage of the secure location to catch their breath. Brutus, however, advocates heading off the enemy at Philippi before Octavian can recruit more men. Brutus’s main point is that, since “the enemy increaseth every day” and “We, at the height, are ready to decline” (lines 216–217), he and Cassius must act now while the ratio of forces is most advantageous. “There’s a tide in the affairs of men,” he insists; that is, power is a force that ebbs and flows in time, and one must “go with the flow.” Waiting around only allows your power to pass its crest and begin to ebb; if the opportunity is “omitted” (missed), you’ll find yourself stranded in miserable shallows.” [Shakespeare Quotes]

London (zoo)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10476143/Terrifying-moment-teenagers-fight-knife-SWORD-bus-south-London.html

More tweets

Russia today is not the old Soviet Union, with its worldwide hegemonic aims, and its Marxist-Leninist ideology; it is basically defensive. However, a basically defensive strategy can include specific offensive capabilities and operations. The point is that the “West”, particularly Western Europe, and Central Europe, has nothing to fear from Russia unless Russia is attacked or provoked too far.

Late tweets

Late music

10 thoughts on “Diary Blog, 4 February 2022”

  1. Hello! Regarding the British Army “reflecting on inclusivity” here are two gems from a 2019 video by Sidney Watson, a young American woman living in Australia who had enough of political correctness.

    The first video from the British Army (2018) is really unbelievable and quite disgusting; it shows a country/army rotten to the core.

    As her voice is a bit loud I suggest lowering the volume of your speakers (LOL)

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    1. Claudius:
      Thank you. I remember a series of ads like that. Supposed to attract Muslims to the Army (very few join). The Army has a general recruitment problem, because so many soldiers have been badly injured in the conflicts of the past 25 years, and many of those were almost sidelined by the Army and society later. Also, few see the point in joining. Actually, I see *their* point. Why join an army which seems to have no good purpose any more?

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      1. You are right. In fact, going a bit further. Why would any intelligent White young man in the UK join the Armed Forces when they are part of a hateful system bent on destroying his race, his heritage and his future. An American comrade put it nicely. “Why join the US military? To defend the JWO! (Jewish World Order)”

        Going slightly off the subject. The British Establishment has a disgusting and shameful record regarding the treatment of its soldiers. Remember Rudyard Kipling’s poem “Tommy”

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      2. Claudius:
        Indeed.

        Re. the treatment of ex-servicemen, esp. Army, in the UK, there are far too many ending up literally sleeping on the streets.

        There should be a programme to ensure that ex-soldiers get somewhere to stay, for a start. Also, the Army should put a tenth or even a fifth of their pay when serving into a special untouchable account, so that when they leave they have, at least, a few thousand pounds as a stake. That’s after 3 years (the usual minimum; some corps have a six-year minimum). Someone who serves for 20 years would then have anything up to £100,000 as a stake. That would be a good start to a post-military life.

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  2. Hi Ian, what is your opinion on the Tory governments so-called “levelling-up” agenda? Considering they have never given a damn about poorer communities, unless they are heavily “occupied” by non-Whites! To be honest I detect a hint of propaganda and political expediency regarding red-wall seats! 🤔

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    1. Watcher:
      The so-called “levelling-up agenda” is 99% hot air. Look at the hands, not at the eyes, as boxers are said to say. Look at what is done, not what is said. National Insurance (tax) rise, hitting poorer but working families most; rise in living expenses generally; little done to address train and bus deficiencies in the North. And so on.

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  3. Regarding Denzel Washington (the black “wonder boy” of the 1990s) I remember the racial traitor Kenneth Branagh casting him as “Don Pedro” a Spanish nobleman (???) In his 1993 version of “Much Ado About Nothing”. That bastard (Branagh) was one of the first (if not THE first) in casting a Negro in the role of a White man. If you want to know the end, look at the beginning…

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