The “Minister of Culture” of the Kiev regime has declared that up to 100 million Russian books described as “Russian propaganda”, including classic works of literature, are to be removed from libraries, schools etc in Ukraine, and may be used as waste paper or burned.
There are some well-known Ukrainian classics (almost all, though, written in Russian), such as Bulgakov’s The White Guard, but this dictatorial edict means that the cultural level of Ukraine will now decline further.
This is the police state regime that the “me too” idiots in the West are lionizing.
Welsh “nationalism”: English home-buyers— bad, but completely alien non-European invaders— good. No wonder the joke “nationalist” party there, Plaid Cymru, holds only 3 out of 40 Welsh seats at Westminster, only 13 out of 60 seats in the Senedd (Welsh Assembly), and only 202 out of 1,231 local council seats: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaid_Cymru.
Same in Ukraine, mutatis mutandis.
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That bloody place! I have only been there two or three times (and not since the late 1980s) but the bar service used to be abominable, and the whole set-up a rip-off in every way. Wouldn’t go near it after that.
Stuck in the car at a supermarket earlier this evening (stuck because of a fairly short but torrential downpour), I noticed three cranks (one old couple and an anorexic-looking woman) still wearing facemasks. In the open air. In a car park. In a downpour. In winds of about 20 mph.
What can one say?
Neurotics of some kind.
The Labour voters shown were dim beyond measure (“I vote Labour because my grandparents did” etc…), and the Conservative voters unsurprisingly almost non-existent.
I have never met Fry, but I knew someone who met him at a wedding in the 1980s, and my friend (a Labour Party activist himself, in fact) was quite surprised and almost shocked by what he said were Fry’s “incredibly Left-wing” views.
Incidentally, an (American) reader comments on that report that:
“After reading all of the American bashing I’ll tell you what I think of the UK… Most of the wealth is held by a few with the VAST majority of you living far below a standard of living you SHOULD enjoy… You freely bash Americans every chance you get as if it makes you feel better somehow… yet despite these frustrations you are my cousin and I will not betray you.“”
Like many Americans, that one fails to see that, while it is true that there is vast disparity of wealth in the UK, the disparity is actually less so here than in the USA. As for the “standard of living” enjoyed by Americans, in many cases it is far below that of many Brits in the UK.
I myself have met multimillionaires in the US, as well as ordinarily-wealthy people, but I have in the past also met many poor people there. The median income may be higher, but when you factor in the cost of paying for medical services, tertiary education etc, the situation is not so clear-cut. Not to mention the fact that most working Americans get almost no paid holiday time
In other news, “Israeli-American Jew uses a news story to make some kind of stupid, unpleasant, and in fact meaningless point, but fails to notice that the Jewish Chronicle report he cites is from 21 August2001“, nearly a year ago.
I looked it up: born in Israel to a wealthy Jewish speculator father. Fervent Zionist, apparently (but who left Israel in 1981 to emigrate to the USA). Convicted of tax evasion in the USA in 2009 (nice way of paying the USA back), and spent a few months in Federal prison.
Re. Alison Chabloz herself, she failed last Thursday to get bail pending her appeal against her most recent magistrates’ court conviction for lampooning Jewish behaviour, having been sentenced to 22 weeks (11 weeks actually in prison) on 14 April 2022, and so will remain in Bronzefield Prison (near Heathrow Airport) until 29 June 2022, unless released early on electronic tag (which seems unlikely, at present).
Should anyone wish to send Alison post, books, or small amounts of money through the approved channels:
You will need Alison’s prisoner number (see below) and her date of birth (4 April 1964).
The postal address, for sending her cards, letters etc, is:
Alison Chabloz A6478EK,
Ashford TW15 3JZ,
Please note that any books sent have to be softback, new, and preferably sent via online vendors (but not Amazon; Bronzefield Prison does not now accept Amazon deliveries).
Wales? Nine children lining up, and only three of them white Europeans. The Great Replacement…
This is happening all over England, especially in the south of the country. 100 houses here, 200 there. Etc. Few have decent-size private gardens, and few of the new housing tracts have any, or any adequate, public parks or gardens.
Surprise, surprise! You vote for a part-Jew public comedian and clown to be, or pose as, Prime Minister, and…guess what you get?
You still see the odd crank here and there, wearing a facemask muzzle; a few such even in the open air. Complete idiots, unable to think for themselves, and locked into the false narrative they were fed for 2 years.
“Chris, a builder, his partner Harmony and their four daughters recently left Wellington to start a new life in the Australian city of Brisbane. Despite owning their home and earning reasonable salaries, they were still struggling.
We have four kids, so it was expensive. We’d notice Australians saying you know the cost of living is going up – but that was the cost five years ago in New Zealand,” says Chris.
Leaving New Zealand and the rest of her family was a difficult decision for Harmony. But she says the move was necessary for the children.
“You can’t make a living in New Zealand. There is no living. You just go backwards. You don’t get a choice if you want to live, you have to move, or New Zealand has to change. I want a future for my children and there is none in New Zealand,” she says. [BBC News]
Mass immigration of blacks and browns, a huge amount of “woke” nonsense, a ban on almost all tourism and business travel (etc) for about 2 years, as well as the dictatorial “Covid” lockdowns/shutdowns, social distancing” and facemask nonsense decreed by New Zealand’s pathetic NWO/ZOG Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, and (what a shock— not) the economy is on life support (even more than those of Australia, the UK and elsewhere).
What, actually, do you have to do in the Britain of 2022 to get a stiff or even halfway appropriate sentence? It often seems to me that, unless you lampoon or criticize Jewish behaviour, or murder someone, or rob a bank (thus violating the Holy Money), you are unlikely to be imprisoned these days. Ask Alison Chabloz.
The Daily Mirror report above is now the norm, not some kind of eccentric exception. Serious crimes involving violence, even brutality, almost unpunished.
David Icke used to follow my Twitter account. In fact, leaving aside organizational and corporate accounts, mine was one of a very small handful that Icke followed.
I was expelled from Twitter in 2018 after a campaign by the usual whining and/or demanding Jews, connected to the so-called “Campaign Against Antisemitism” [“CAA”].
Icke was also expelled from Twitter, a couple of years later. Same situation. Same pack of Jews.
Such expulsions are the main reason why Twitter is now relatively dull in every way. I use it as a convenient way of filling gaps in my blog with news and comment but, as a real tool of influence in itself, it has been killed, and killed by “them”. It’s always “them”…
Quite a few of the vandalistic sort of “anti-Semitic” actions seen over the years in the USA, UK etc, actions such as drawing swastikas, damaging bits and pieces in Jewish cemeteries etc, have actually been found to have been perpetrated by Jews, often with the motive of Jews being then able to whine about how oppressed they are by —mainly invented— “antisemitism” etc (which then leads to money —many millions of pounds in the UK alone— being given by government to Jew-Zionist “security” (snooping and strongarm) orgs to pay for, supposedly, an increase in security at Jewish religious and educational centres; also leading to pressure for laws being passed to restrict “anti-Semitic” comment online and offline.
Far be it from me to defend a Polish Jew, but truth demands exposure. As a film director, Polanski is pretty good. It is ironic that one of his least-interesting films, arguably, is (again arguably) his best-known— Chinatown . I saw it very long ago, and found it confused. Perhaps I should see it again before being too critical. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinatown_(1974_film)
What has always struck me about the films of Polanski is the element of surprise and, indeed, shock, that they all seem to have. Most if not all have some scenes where the unexpected slaps you in the face.
Yes, Polanski having a sexual encounter with a young girl (13-y-o), was a crime under Californian law. She seems to have been not unwilling, which though irrelevant legally, has at least some relevance in background terms. She has made public, as an adult, the fact that she does not want Polanski to be further penalized. Anyway, it is long ago now, 45 years in fact.
There is a kind of neo-Puritanism about, which demands that artists (even ones long-dead) must be very straitlaced, which not all are. I suppose that the fuss about Eric Gill is another fairly recent example. So must we destroy or remove from public view the works of, say, Caravaggio?
The nonsense about Polanski and others is akin to the demand of the “Black Lives Matter” idiots that statues and other memorabilia associated with persons themselves even obliquely associated with slavery be removed or destroyed. If that were carried into effect, almost all famous people from 15th to 19th centuries (in the UK and many other countries) would have to have their statues torn down. And what of the surviving statues of ancient rulers and others? Or does the present pursed-lipped disapproval apply only to black slaves?
“Foundling”, not “founding“, but no matter. What a very nice confirmation of the view expressed by C.S. Lewis (and cited in the Foreword to the beautiful book, Sold for a Farthing, by Clare Kipps) that the “tame” state (not afraid of, or hostile to, humans) is the truly natural state of being for the animal kingdom, though as yet largely unfulfilled.
Saw an episode of Midsomer Murders, the first seen by me, as far as I can recall, for two or three years. Basic format much as in the past, but “the Great Replacement” agenda has really taken over.
In the small Berkshire/Oxfordshire-type village(s) in question, in the past all-white, the white English are now scarcely a majority. The first scene, at the village green, had some English people, but also blacks, browns, and Chinese, in numbers.
The demographic change was so marked that it made me laugh. It was as if (?) some “woke” idiot had gone round with a clipboard, ticking off “types”, as in “now let me see…three Chinese, several blacks, a few Indians and Pakistanis, a few white English.…” etc. The final scene was absurd: the two (white English) detectives, the last planned (but saved) victim (Indo-Pakistani), and three perpetrators— a black woman, another Indian, and one white English. In a tiny English village in the country…
Several years ago, “activists” complained that the show was too English. It “needed” more blacks and browns, they said…
Transparent, of course, to someone of my age etc, but that kind of propaganda is aimed at those of much greener years. Normalization of a basically non-English, non-European, society.
Not sure that I entirely agree, despite “Boris” himself, repeatedly over the years, trying to present himself as a kind of am-dram Churchill.
Whatever the many flaws of Churchill, he was certainly a great historical figure, with real talents. To compare Churchill to Boris-idiot is to insult the former and flatter hugely the latter. I say that despite being implacably opposed to most of Churchill’s policies.
Once again, political journalist John Rentoul loses out to me: he scored 7/10, but I trumped that with 9/10. The only question to which I did not know the answer was no. 6, though my answers to questions 1 and 9 were educated guesses; still correct, all the same.
Boris-idiot talks ethics
“How can you deal with a crocodile when it’s in the middle of eating your left leg?” Johnson said in a Bloomberg Television interview on Friday, when asked about the prospect of negotiating with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The guy’s completely not to be trusted.” [Bloomberg TV interview].
Ha ha! “The guy’s completely not to be trusted“…
Is that hypocrisy, or just a stunning lack of self-awareness?
As I blogged a month (or more) ago, and more recently (including yesterday), the Russian strategy now seems to be to consolidate control of the coastal regions on the Sea of Azov and Black Sea, as well as in the inland southeastern/Donbass region; also, to press north up the eastern bank of the river Dnieper and generally, to isolate or take the cities of Zaporozhye and Dnipro [Dnepropetrovsk], and then to push up to the northeast towards the Kharkov area. At the same time, the Russian forces in the region of Kharkov will keep that city isolated, if it cannot be taken.
If the above tasks can be accomplished, any Ukrainian forces east of that Sea of Azov-Zaporozhye-Dnipro-Kharkov line are doomed, and Russian forces will then control over half of that part of Ukraine which is east of the wide Dnieper river. Also, some territory to the west of the Dnieper in the south, around the Kherson and Mykolaiv [Nikolayev] region. Russia of course already has complete control of Crimea and its almost entirely Russian population.
Russian forces, assuming success as above, will then probably push west from the general region of Kharkov, and from the southeast through Poltava to the Dnieper and, simultaneously, north from Dnipro (following the river), until those three advances meet at the Dnieper, somewhere southeast of Kiev. At that point, there may be a gathering of forces so that Kiev itself can be assaulted.
The Zelensky regime has fortified Kiev. I wonder how much of the city will survive a brutal battle for supremacy.
As I blogged some time ago, the Russian forces may take all of Eastern Ukraine (i.e. Ukraine east of the Dnieper), but that will not determine this conflict unless Kiev, the ancient seat of authority, is also taken.
Once Kiev is taken, the Zelensky regime will lose much credibility in the West, and have to fall back on Lvov.
It can be seen that, of the most-populous 20 cities, 8 are already in Russian hands, at least 2 seriously menaced, and another 3 or 4 not likely to remain outside Russian control for an extended period if assaulted. So about two-thirds of the largest population centres in Ukraine generally are or quite soon will be in Russian hands. In east-of-Dnieper Ukraine, probably all such large towns and cities.
The Zelensky regime may soon control only Kiev, Odessa and Lvov, and it is doubtful whether Odessa could hold out for long if seriously attacked.
If then, Russian forces eventually take both Kiev and Odessa (admittedly a big question, at present) that will mean that Zelensky and his cabal will control only a rump Ukraine, mainly poor and rural, based on Lvov.
The truth that the Western msm, particularly in UK and USA, are not showing.
The Jew Zelensky and his Zionist media-savvy cabal have been winning only one war— the propaganda war. The real war on the ground is now going against the Kiev regime.
Also, at least some people in, say, the UK, USA etc, are waking up to the fact that Zelensky’s corrupt shambles of a government is far from being a “democracy” with civil rights: all opposition parties banned, criticism of Zelensky and his basically Jewish regime banned, anyone wanting peace with Russia arrested, some tortured, and some even shot out of hand, as was the Ukrainian negotiator shot dead in the street in Kiev 2-3 months ago by Ukrainian security killers.
“Major Clark” must be frighteningly thick.
News from old Ireland
The piece below was sent to me; I am unaware of its provenance. Sounds about right, though.
”Republic in Retreat”
Ireland, a country which has historically valued its neutrality and ability to negotiate, is now engaged in political battles on every front foreign and domestic.
The country has shattered its decades old neutrality by supplying military aid to Ukraine in its conflict against Russia and is now antagonizing the British on behalf of the European Union, which is still extremely upset over the Brexit vote.
More than supplying Ukraine with Irish supplies, the Irish state is supplying Ireland with Ukrainians, or anyone claiming to be Ukrainian anyway. The Irish government has declared there will be no limit on the amount of “Ukrainians” it is willing to bring to the country. This policy is being enacted despite a housing crisis which has made Dublin the worst city in the world to find housing, doubled the homeless population, and is leaving young Irish completely unable to get onto the housing ladder.
While most Irish cannot find a home in which to raise a family, the few lucky enough to have a family are subject to sexual violence by immigrant men, all while their towns are being steadily demographically transformed regardless of any protests by locals.If Ireland were run by the Irish for the Irish, instead of by an Indian and a load of neoliberal traitors, then it would not be embarking down the path it currently is.“
Sadly, it seems that the present Sinn Fein is complicit in all the ZOG/NWO nonsense being foisted on Ireland’s people: black so-called “Ukrainians” given priority treatment, general mass immigration by blacks and browns from Africa and Asia, and the LGBTQXYZ nonsense, “trans” nonsense etc.
“A mum who booked her son a flight to The Gambia after a 16-year-old boy was murdered in his own home has appeared in court. Alison Scott, 55, is accused of taking her son to Heathrow Airport two days after Camron Smith was brutally stabbed and disembowelled by a group of armed males in front of his mother.” [My London]
How much more “enrichment” can we take?
The transnational conspiracy must be getting desperate: global warming, conflated with made-up non-“Covid” triggers for the problems caused by the “vaccines”, and a conspiracy to take away companion animals, all in one mendacious propaganda gambit.
Stella Creasy is a prime example of an MP working entirely against the interests of the British people: pro-immigration, pro-EU, pro-Jewish lobby, pro-Israel, pro fomenting war in Ukraine. Not an exclusive list, incidentally. She also wants to destroy free speech online.
With a couple of exceptions, the New Zealand women I have encountered have all been aggressively politically-correct (and frighteningly-ignorant) wastes of space. I wonder why.
Helen Clark thinks that cannabis use should be de-criminalized but that “the wrong sort” of opinions on social media should be criminalized. That tells you all you need to know about her.
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It is ironic that those of us often accused of wanting to institute dictatorship are in the forefront of the battle for free speech, freedom of expression, reasonable civil rights.
It is the pseudo-liberal supporters of the System, such as the Jew-Zionist element, the supposed supporters of (System) “democracy”, mainstream politicians etc (including most TV “celebrities” and talking heads, most “journalists” and other scribblers, most “human rights”-squawking barristers) who are on the other side, wanting strict “lockdowns”, shutdowns, forced vaccination, control of social media, and prosecution for anything “anti-Semitic” and/or “racist” etc.
Meanwhile, winning this week’s prize for stating the very obvious— Rory Stewart:
Rory Stewart says, though slightly more diplomatically, that Boris-idiot is a narcissistic waste of space, unfit for office. True, and many of us were tweeting and blogging the same, years ago. Still, “those who live in glass houses should not throw stones“…
“Ukraine’s armed forces and regional officials say Russia is launching attacks on all fronts in eastern Ukraine in what seems to be new offensive.” [The Guardian].
I think that the Russian forces are now doing what I thought they were trying to do about a month ago, i.e. drawing a line from the coastal regions of the Sea of Azov and Black Sea up the eastern bank of the river Dnieper through Zaporozhye and Dnipro [former Dnepropetrovsk], then towards Kharkov, with the aim of eliminating all Ukrainian forces to the east of that line, then occupying all territory to the east of that line.
Once the above has been accomplished, the strategy may well be to strike north from Dnipro and west from the Kharkov area (once Kharkov is either taken or isolated), thus controlling and/or occupying almost all of Ukraine east of the Dnieper and south of Kiev itself.
Ha ha! I could not ignore that prize example of socio-political idiocy. Seems that there are still “useful idiots” around who idolize the Jew Marx. Not that everything he wrote was wrong; even Hitler said that (see Hitler’s Table Talk). However, what was, in its heyday, a serious political movement, meaning Marxism, or Marxism-Leninism, has become (gradually, since the 1950s) a farrago of nonsense play-politics, on the periphery of both events and political thought.
In the famous words of Marx himself: “…first time as tragedy, second time as farce“…
Thus actor-turned-activist Laurence Fox displays ignorance of history, ethnology, and politics, all in two short tweets. As I have written previously, you can dump Fox in the same bin as Toby Young, James Delingpole, Breitbart, GB News, the fake “Free Speech Union”, UKIP/Brexit Party/Reform Party, Nigel Farage, “Tommy Robinson”, and Katie Hopkins (etc):
Grifting wastes of space, as well as controlled opposition.
It was obvious to me almost from the start (about 2 weeks after the first fear-propaganda appeared) that “Covid” was not the deadly plague it was sold as, but the mass of plebs did not wake up until recently; in fact, many have still not woken up fully.
As for Boris-idiot and his pack, their behaviour makes it clear that they had little or no fear of “the virus”, and rightly so. What makes their behaviour so bad is that they colluded in the “panicdemic” scam and, indeed, threw fuel onto its pyre.
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The Ukraine (Russia v. Jew-Zionist Kiev regime) war has been largely a propaganda war, and the Zelensky Kiev-regime side has been far more skilled in that than have been the Russians. However, in the real war, the Russians still have the edge.
The members of the present House of Commons must be punished by the people themselves, directly.
Even the map shown in that article does not tell the whole story, as where we see that fertility in Sweden, France, and Denmark is higher than one might expect; of course, because the map reflects births in those countries, no matter the race or nation of the parents. Many are themselves non-white.
Imagine…if Putin launched an immediate nuclear attack on Davos while the NWO kingpins are all there…(just an idle dream…).
Exactly. The conspirators in and around the UK Government knew perfectly well that “Covid” was not a plague, and carried little risk for almost everyone, but the plebs outside that magic circle were told by Government and msm to fear everything from breathing to pub-going and travelling by train, and were fined and harassed by the new UK toytown police state for engaging in such harmless activities as walking in the Peak District, camping on Welsh hillsides, having a few friends round for drinks, or even visiting girlfriends etc.
Even now, neurotic Jews and others are still wearing their useless silly facemasks.
“Britain is co-ordinating with its allies on a potential plan to send warships to the Black Sea port of Odesa to offer a protective escort to ships exporting Ukrainian grain.
Britain, NATO and other nations could create a ‘protective’ corridor to Odesa
It would allow Ukraine to export large amounts of grain needed worldwide
Denmark meanwhile announced it will send US-made missiles to Ukraine
The Boeing Harpoon missiles could help Ukraine to deliver long-distance strikes
The Russian war in Ukraine has exacerbated a global food crisis
The plan would see allied navies clear the area around the southern port of Russian mines before protecting freight ships carrying the vital produce from Putin’s warships according to The Times.
Long-range missiles will also be deployed to deter any Russian attempts to sabotage the corridor.“
This is mad, and carries with it obvious dangers, both of direct conflict between forces of NATO and Russia, and also that the Russians will increase attacks on Odessa itself, to destroy the port area and perhaps the whole city. Odessa is the third-largest city of Ukraine.
It would be tragic were Odessa, a beautiful city in large parts (look on Google Earth or elsewhere), as well as one with a history going back 2,000 years, to be destroyed. See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odessa.
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This worldwide situation is not straightforward but, in part, is the New World Order [NWO] and ZOG [Zionist Occupation Governments] in opposition to states not part, or so much part, of that (notably, Russia).
That Shaun Walker (Guardian drone) seems to have missed the way British TV reporters are often seen dressed and accoutred these days.
Journalists for major msm orgs are often pretty ignorant. I recall encountering an American in 1988, the only other customer in the rather nice marble-floored cafe at the old Warsaw Airport (the terminal I knew was remodelled in the 1990s, then demolished and rebuilt a number of years ago, the new one being finished in 2015).
Not many people were travelling from Warsaw —or to it— on that dark and snowy evening in mid-December 1988.
The American (I strongly suspect Jew) turned out to be the Newsweek correspondent for not only Poland but the whole of Eastern Europe, though based in Bonn, then capital of West Germany.
Conversation revealed that said American knew little about Poland, even as compared to me, and I myself was little more than a casual visitor who had been there a few times.
Also, imagine the idea— the whole of Eastern Europe covered by one unimpressive “journalist” who did not even live in the region!
The readers of the American news magazines, UK/US newspapers, and the audience for TV reports, give the reporters more credence than they usually deserve.
There are two sides to almost every story.
I have driven past there a few times, though quite a few years ago. Picturesque.
I am at present about halfway through reading The Stasi Files: East Germany’s Secret Operations Against Britain, by Anthony Glees, which was published in 2003.
Just saw this hearsay comment (somewhere else):
“The nostalgia referred to is called Ostalgie in German. Ost means East and Nostalgie means Nostalgia. Well, East Germany is still behind the Western part of the country, sadly. And the Ostalgie is there for a reason. I once talked to a man, an Ossie, a former East Berliner. In 2010 he told me: “I used to have one job. I couldn’t go where I wanted, for example Paris or London. But I could go on vacation to Prague, Budapest and the East-German and Polish coasts. We always went on summer holidays. Now, I have two jobs, and I barely make enough money to sustain myself. I can’t go anywhere these days. I haven’t been on a holiday for over 20 years now.”
Again, every story has at least two sides. The repression noted by the author of the book I am presently reading was real, but that was not the whole story, just as a picture of happy, perhaps wealthy, Americans enjoying the surf in Southern California is not the whole story about the USA.
I myself only saw the DDR/East Germany for a couple of days (in the summer of 1988). Not a terribly good impression (I have blogged on or around it in the past) but I have seen worse.
I sometimes wonder whether the East German rulers would not have been better to allow more travel to the West, and to allow their citizens to stay and work there at will. They might have found that quite a few returned, in the end, if given more freedom to come and go.
Of course, the drain of population East-West from 1945-1961 (1961 being when the Wall went up) was part of the reason, to stop that drain, but the Wall was a propaganda coup for the West. How could it not be? What kind of state needs to imprison its citizens? Etc.
The same factors might have been true of the Soviet Union.
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As usual, poor Brits are last in line; as usual, those who give nothing are first to be given whatever.
Three guesses what kind of “anti-racists” will be organizing and influencing this nonsense? That’s right— “them” (((them))).
Plenty of msm comment to the effect that Putin is washed-up, that there may be a coup d’etat etc. Hard to say.
Some of the “Putin is finished” comment (including that with origins in UK/US intelligence services) may be wishful thinking. There is no obvious replacement for Putin, as far as I can see. If there were, he would not live long once Putin noticed him!
We hear that the war in Ukraine is lost. Is it? The pockets of Ukrainian resistance in the south and south-east have just been stamped out. The UK msm may call the surrender of the Ukrainian forces at the Azovstal plant near Mariopol/Mariupol an “evacuation“, but few are fooled by the “transformative language”. The Ukrainian forces left alive surrendered to the Russian forces.
To my mind, there are two, maybe three, main factors why Russia has not used even more brutal tactics in order to win militarily in Ukraine. The first is that Ukraine, after all, was almost part of Russia, certainly very closely linked, for a thousand years or more, albeit that the history is complex: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Ukraine.
The second reason that Russia has not as yet pulled out all the stops is that use of the most brutal weapons and tactics (e.g. battlefield or tactical nuclear weapons, e.g. flattening completely all major Ukrainian cities not in Russian hands) might bring down NATO response despite the inherent dangers in that.
The third reason why Russia has not brought to bear all its enormous power is that Putin wants to take over at least something of a functioning agricultural and industrial economy after any Russian victory, an objective impossible of realization if the cities are totally destroyed, the population killed or driven out, or if the land itself is contaminated.
I note that the Jew Zelensky, puppet head of the Kiev regime, has now said that diplomacy, not war, is the way to end the conflict. Does that betoken a perceived weakness in the Ukrainian position on the ground, or does it mean that Zelensky’s cabal thinks that the Russian military position is weak? You could look at it either way.
Zelensky, however, has obviously been told not to cede any territory to Russia de jure, not even Crimea, where 90%+ of the population is Russian and only about 2% Ukrainian now.
Speculating here as advocatus diabolus, some in the Russian camp may be thinking of a “Devil’s alternative”— destroying Kharkov, and even Kiev, almost entirely, as well as other places, driving out the Ukrainian population, then eventually repopulating the part of Ukraine east of the Dnieper with Russian settlers.
That would be a terrible and almost Biblical scenario, but it has happened in Europe previously, most recently in 1944-1946, when German populations were killed and/or driven out of East Prussia, Galicia, Pomerania and Bohemia, replaced by Russians (Konigsberg, East Prussia/Kaliningradskaya oblast), Poles (East Prussia, Pomerania and Galicia), and Czechs (Bohemia/Sudetenland).
How can this be seen as acceptable?
Interesting short historical documentary.
Many readers of this blog will be aware that persecuted satirist and singer-songwriter, Alison Chabloz, was imprisoned (again) in mid-April for poking fun in song at some aspects of Jewish behaviour. She was sentenced to 22 weeks, which in terms of actual custody is 11 weeks (77 days). She has now served 38 days, meaning that sometime tomorrow (Monday 23 May 2022) she will be at the halfway point of her actual custodial sentence.
Imprisoned for singing a song. Britain has fallen far…
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A social menace that has been treated with kid gloves for far too long.
…and another part of that is to divide and rule over the motoring public, as witness the recent slew of fake “opinion polls” saying that “most people” want those over the age of 90, 80, 70, and even 60 either to be barred from driving or forced to retake a driving test (most people, even at 20 or 30, would struggle to pass the test again years after having passed).
…yet we hear all the time from System sources that the “Great Replacement” is a mere “conspiracy theory”. Indeed, Prosecution Counsel in the recent Alex Davies trial made that very point, if I recall the newspaper report aright; yet here we are, and we see that the Guardian (no less) is citing a United Nations report on it.
King was certainly a grade-A hypocrite.
The American lawyer, William Pepper, who defended King’s alleged assassin, James Earl Ray, was a door tenant at the very odd chambers where I did my pupillage in London (in 1992-1993). I met him once.
I remember that a young lady I knew laughed on seeing the board by the entrance showing the names of all members of chambers, and which had him down as “Dr. Pepper”, like the root beer. Well, in her defence, she was only 15.