“…one reveller is murdered, six stabbed, 209 arrested and 74 officers assaulted.” [Daily Mail].
“‘It is like playing a broken record as the same things keep happening every year. It is very difficult to control, maintain and deal with. Seventy four of my colleagues were injured in what is meant to be a ‘peaceful’ carnival.
‘People turn up with knives and someone has been stabbed to death. There were also a lot of altercations happening between various groups. This cannot be the case year after year and we cannot continue to allow this to happen.“
[ex-Metropolitan Police Commander, in Daily Mail].
The newspaper-readers’ comments are worth reading.
Britain is looking at a perfect storm this winter, and I see little evidence that Liz Truss (who after all only became an MP on her back) will be, even a little, up to the job of Prime Minister, any more than part-Jew/Levantine “Boris” Johnson has been. The whole system is broken.
Jesus Christ! Do “they” ever stop? Those relatives of the Israeli athletes killed in 1972 have apparently already been “compensated” once! Now they return for a second bite. A million US dollars apiece, according to BBC Radio 4 News. Unbelievable.
“They” have demanded “compensation” not from any Palestinian organization but from Germany, because only Germany has the money to throw at “them” (presumably, to try to get them to shut up). Also, only Germany is weak enough morally to give in to those wheedling/angry (((demands))).
Fifty years ago! Well, after all, “they” are still extracting money from Germany for supposed crimes carried out during WW2, and that war ended 77 years ago…
Of course, in those days, the only “black bitches” in Scotland (or England) were the four-legged kind.
I have been criticizing “Boris” for many years, maybe 20 years, belatedly now followed by would-be “edgy” commentators from the msm and System-approved “entertainment” industry. Words are cheap, though. They do not punish part-Jew/Levantine chancer and liar “Boris” in the slightest. In fact, he laughs at words of criticism. I repeat: words (even my words) are cheap and do not punish the bastard.
The bond between human and cat passeth all understanding.
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A very considerable simplification, of course, but largely true.
Socialism, in the old sense, had had its day by the 1980s. The Western conspirators largely responsible for foisting Jewish Marxism-Leninism on the carcass of Imperial Russia were ready to keep Russia (and its former empire) down another way, by holding out the promise of Western material goods, basically; that, and the right to speak more freely than in the ~70 years that had passed.
Now, in 2022-2055, new illusions are put forward, both to Russia and the West.
I happened to see this menu from the House of Commons:
The MPs almost literally have their snouts in the trough, and at heavily-subsidized prices— at the same time as so many people are going hungry and (once the weather cools, from this coming weekend) cold as well.
The House of Lords offers its members similar if not better fare, also at rock-bottom prices. A friend of mine often dined there, though many years ago, and told me all about it. In those days, roast salmon, with all trimmings, was about £2 or £3, I think.
In fact, it is reminiscent of the old “Kremlyovsky Payok” (“Kremlin ration”), a system of both free and heavily-subsidized food rations originating in the 1920s, and which expanded under Stalin to become a whole system of (some) free food, and special shops with either subsidized or generally unobtainable food and other items, sourced both from within the Soviet Union and from outside. Ground coffee, for example.
The Kremlyovsky payok was the highest level, awarded to members of the Politburo and other very high-ranking persons, but there were more modest yet still worthwhile “rations” (and other items) available to anyone who was a member of the “nomenklatura“, such as GRU officers down to the rank of major.
In Kazakhstan, where I lived in 1996-1997, Army personnel still got a payok of that sort at that time; I recall that my “landlord”, a Russian colonel in the Kazakhstan Army (ex-Soviet Army; I became very friendly with him, his wife, and their youngest child, who all lived not far from me) received a large sack of grain and a lot of tinned goods regularly.
That system extended (in Soviet days) to —in effect— private hospitals, vacation “sanatoria” (hotels with a health and fitness aspect), and access to foreign (and usually better) domestic equipment such as refrigerators, ovens, washing machines etc.
A few extremely valued people (such as Mikhail Sholokhov, the writer of The Quiet Don, aka Quiet Flows the Don— https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_Quiet_Flows_the_Don; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Sholokhov), and the holder of numerous awards, including 6 awards of the Order of Lenin and 2 awards of Hero of Socialist Labour, were even allowed “open bank accounts”, which meant that they could go to a bank and be given effectively any amount of money they wanted (Soviet roubles only, of course), whenever they liked.
Continuing facemask nonsense
Biden has at least the excuse that he is, or is said to be, somewhat demented.
I went to Waitrose yesterday evening (it being the only actual supermarket for miles), and noticed a woman walking to her car in the car park— alone, in the sun and a slight breeze, yet masked.
For some people, wearing one of those stupid masks or muzzles has become a kind of “I can prove that I really exist” virtue-signal, or a flag of allegiance to some sort of fake communitarian “clap for the NHS” club.
Those cranks must have hated it when shops were allowed to reopen without subjecting their customers (that’s customers, not prisoners) to the whole soulless and pointless rigmarole of “social distancing”, the facemask nonsense —“would you pull up your mask please!“— and the rest of it all, monitored by shop staff suddenly given petty power (but who now have to return to stacking shelves and helping the shoppers rather than corralling them).
The loonies or semi-loonies still wearing their (completely useless) facemasks remind me of the Japanese soldiers on Pacific islands, still fighting the war in 1980, not having understood that it finished in 1945, and then realizing (?) that they had just been wasting their time doing something rather stupid.
The result of a number of factors, among which are mass immigration, births to non-whites (causing an increase of maybe 10 millions in the past two decades), and the politically-driven sell-off of local authority homes (from the mid-1980s onward).
As for the USA, whatever one might say in mitigation, it has attacked, or bombed, or engaged in warfare in, a huge number of countries even since 1945, including Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, various other countries of Latin America, Grenada, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Lebanon etc.
The tweeter “@ThePFofJudea”, as Hitchens implies (I think) has apparently confused William Joyce, aka “Lord Haw Haw” [shown above, when young, in the 1920s or early 1930s], with Adolf Hitler, merely because Joyce also sports a small moustache. Note the slashed face, a result of a politically-motivated attack on Joyce in 1924.
Putin had no real choice, but his decision must have assumed, evidently mistakenly, that Russian military intelligence (the GRU) and the Russian Army (both on the ground and in the General Staff or, to use an old term, the Stavka) was up to the job, competent. Not so, it seems to have been proven.
This is a potentially existential crisis for Russia as anything purporting to be an independent state, let alone a regional power (the “superpower” label having been lost except in terms of nuclear weapons).
Russia cannot lose this war. By that, I mean that Putin cannot afford to lose this war.
The Russian side is now proposing peace talks. The Ukrainian or Kiev-regime side has refused, saying that only the “return” of Crimea (historically, usually part of Russia rather than Ukraine) and the Donbass etc can be the precondition for talks.
Russia will never accept that Crimea, especially, and its almost entirely Russian population, be given , or “returned”, to the Kiev government.
The present situation is worrying even for those who live far from Ukraine. There is a mob, of the malicious and/or idiotic, baying for Russian blood, and for war with Russia, in effect. I wonder what a Venn diagram would look like if it contained that Twit-mob and also the similar mobs who wanted war with Iraq and then Afghanistan?
If the present limited “Ukrainian” counter-offensive in the south succeeds, and the Kherson pocket or bulge is eliminated, Russia may start to attack, more heavily than heretofore, Odessa, other cities, and Kiev itself.
There is a danger of huge escalation here. The Kiev regime is being supplied with more and more and better, more powerful, arms. Not only arms but money, food, medicines etc. Supplied by the West, but mainly from the USA and UK.
Without those arms, without that money, the failed state of Ukraine could not exist at all. It has almost no exports, its industrial areas are inoperative, or ablaze, or under Russian control. Millions of its wealthier and/or better-educated citizens are in exile. Within Ukraine, the Zelensky regime has shot or imprisoned opponents without trial, or after neo-Stalinist quick “trials”; it has banned trade unions and all opposition parties, and there is no freedom of speech.
In short, Zelensky, like his shambolic and corrupt “government”, is a “monkey on a stick”. This is a Punch and Judy show.
Having said that, if it is true that Russia’s forces are faltering, if it is true that Russia’s supply of heavy weapons to the war is slowing, then that may leave Putin and his top people with an incentive to escalate the war beyond anything yet seen. That in turn might provoke a NATO response. If that were to happen, European civilization, in Europe, itself might be in peril.
Look at the UK. Ten years ago, even five years ago, look on, eg, Rightmove, and you saw numerous English or Scottish country estates for sale, some with thousands of acres. Now? Nothing, pretty much. I blogged about this previously, even a few years ago.
Cash is being phased out. It’s a control mechanism. Once cash goes, the citizen is reduced to complete and utter dependence on his little plastic cards. If they are restricted or taken away, by whoever controls the system, the individual is immediately an outcast, without money, without any way (short of theft, robbery, or begging) even to access food.
When I last visited Hong Kong, in 2006, there was a regional technical problem with credit and debit cards. None worked for several days. Fortunately, I was already in hotel accommodation (the Sheraton, Kowloon) and had several thousand US dollars in cash as well, but what if a similar situation occurs, and you have no cash (because cash does not exist), and what if you are not in accommodation for whatever reason? You sleep on a park bench, and forage for whatever food you can find.
Do not imagine that the banks are some kind of unbiased arbiter or supplier of services. They may be, most of the time, but even now we see examples of people with “the wrong views” being cut off from banking services. It happened a while ago to Sam Melia, Laura Towler and Mark Collett of Patriotic Alternative. I am not talking even about the PA official bank accounts. No, I refer to the individual, personal bank accounts of those people.
You can see the way UK television drama has gone, even detective stories such as Endeavour, Grantchester etc. A kind of “we must have half the characters black, brown, other non-white, or at least gay” ethos.
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Interesting that this alleged fact should emerge now, just as her family and friends, with other supporters, are trying to get her back to the UK. Is someone trying to provoke her assassination?
Not that I want her back in the UK. I do not want any of them here in the first place.
or at least more modest “travellers”, whether backpack drifters or package tourists. Now, in the UK, this has changed.
The word “travellers” has now been hijacked to describe those who were formerly (if largely inaccurately) known as “Gypsies” (the “real” Gypsies being of Indian origin and, also inaccurately, thought in the Europe of the 16th Century to be “Egyptians”; the Parliament of Henry VIII passed the Egyptians Act 1530 with the idea of expelling them from England on pain of imprisonment and forfeiture: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptians_Act_1530).
The socio-ethnic group now often referred to as “travellers” are fundamentally the same as the Irish “tinkers”, a group which may have diverged from the general Irish population as early as the 17th Century, and possibly consequent upon the ravaging of Ireland by Cromwell: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Travellers.
While many will claim that not all of the Irish tinker/travellers are a social nuisance, those that are a nuisance are a huge nuisance.
The present UK Government has passed some legislation to try to protect English people and the English countryside from the illegal squatting, illegal construction, litter, vandalism and crime which often accompanies the caravans of the “travellers”, I doubt whether the measures recently put in place are anything like strong enough. Also, the police, now so brainwashed by “anti-racist” propaganda, are often seen to be ineffective in dealing with the problem.
This is an ingrained and inter-generational social problem, and will require a determined effort if a lasting solution is to be put in place.
“The Tories could be locked out of power for a generation under controversial ‘coalition of chaos’ plans expected to be backed by Labour this autumn.
Conservative election planners privately raised fears that Sir Keir Starmer‘s party will next month finally approve plans to scrap Britain’s historic first-past-the-post (FPTP) voting system and replace it with ‘coalition-friendly’ proportional representation (PR).”
The Daily Mail has quite a cheek talking about “chaos” after the past 12 years of shambolic misgovernment, and especially the past 3 years.
So maybe there is one (possible) Labour Party policy that I might actually like…
Much of “British” policy re. Ukraine is being driven by the Jew-Zionist lobby in Parliament and the msm. The present UK Ambassador in Kiev is a scruffy Jewish woman.
That Bilsland person, a solicitor since 2002, is apparently a CPS prosecutor, as well as someone involved in Army cadet training . Seems both silly and intemperate (and could not get Hitchens’ name spelled right).
Still, even a stopped clock is right once or twice a day:
As noted before about the pseudo-green anti-oil “activists”, “Insulate Britain”, “Extinction Rebellion” etc, they rely on the still mainly decent and (often all-too) tolerant nature of British people, i.e. that they, the “activists” (and particularly the older women vandals, like the one shown in the clip), will not be hit in the face or pushed to the ground and stamped upon. In the colloquial, vandals such as those nuisances are “taking the p***” and should be dealt with.
Where are the police? Where are they?
This is not just “criminal damage”, bad enough though that is; this is conspiracy.
The Royal Cuck and the Royal Mulatta— gifts that keep on giving…
Were “the Harry formerly known as Prince” not blessed with the absurd and anachronistic title, no-one would be at all interested in the banal doings of a rather unintelligent and surely neurotic “young” man (38 in a couple of weeks) and/or those of his “mixed-race”, social-climbing, and slightly older (41 years) wife.
“Kennedy, then 28, predicted [in 1945] “Hitler will emerge from the hatred that surrounds him now as one of the most significant figures who ever lived”.
“He had in him the stuff of which legends are made,” he continued.
Kennedy wrote the entry in the summer of 1945 after touring the German dictator’s Bavarian mountain retreat.“
The Kennedy assassination conundrum has never been fully resolved, and various possible culprits beyond Lee Harvey Oswald have been identified, among them the Mafia, the CIA, the KGB, MOSSAD, the American “Deep State” connected with Bohemian Grove, even Texans opposed to John Connally (who was injured in the attack).
Kennedy was unusual: a Roman Catholic and somewhat of an outsider in the US power milieu. It may be that he would have wrested control away from the entrenched power elites in the USA had he lived longer.
I do not much like most of what I have heard from radio loudmouth James O’Brien, but this is worth seeing and hearing:
The answer to all that is real social nationalism, but of that O’Brien would have none…
The film was well-made, and featured a number of famous actors and actresses. Locations in Moscow (maybe), London, Budapest (particularly) and elsewhere.
The plot was a little implausible in parts, as is typical of such films, and the ending even less plausible. Still, not bad. Entertaining, though I easily guessed most of what was going to happen.
[Afterthought, next day: the term “swallows” for KGB sex spies may have come from the similarity of words —in Russian– between “swallow” (bird), which is “lastochka” (ласточка) and “to caress” which is “laskat” (ласкать). I think that I may have cracked it; “give that man a cee-gar”…].
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Well, now the system is in place, the illegitimate “laws” and “regulations” are there to be wheeled out again as required, and I have no doubt that State psychologists will have been analyzing the reaction of the public, so that an even more controlled regime can be put in place during the next fake “emergency” (maybe not a “medical” one).
Well, this week I again beat political journalist John Rentoul, but only just, scoring 6/10 to his 5/10. I did not know the answers to questions 1, 5, 6, and 7. Amazing that Rentoul apparently did not know where Copacabana is.
The saga of the Royal Mulatta and the Royal Cuck continues
“There are rumours that the cover of Harry’s upcoming tell-all memoir about his horrid life as a royal features a picture not just of him, as you’d expect, but Megs, too. The word emasculated comes to mind.
He has become a walk-on part in The Me-Me-Meghan Show, eclipsed by his wife’s ambition.
I never thought I’d say this, but I feel sorry for Harry.“
I do not take more than a passing interest in the activities of the Meghan and Harry show, but it strikes me that the closest facsimile of their relationship might be that of absurd TV cook Fanny Cradock and her long-suffering husband, Johnnie, whom the ghastly woman treated like a particularly abused servant; almost a serf, in fact.
I recall Fanny Cradock on TV when I was a small child, in the early 1960s, and the crazed creature was on British TV occasionally until the mid 1980s.
“Fanny and Johnnie Cradock began writing a column under the pen name of “Bon Viveur” which appeared in The Daily Telegraph from 1950 to 1955. This sparked a theatre career, with the pair turning theatres into restaurants. Cradock would cook vast dishes that were served to the audience. They became known for their roast turkey, complete with stuffed head, tail feathers and wings. Complete with French accents, their act was one of a drunken hen-pecked husband and a domineering wife. At this time, they were known as Major and Mrs Cradock.”
“[Johnnie] is best remembered as being the long-suffering stooge for his wife in their popular British cooking programmes which were shown from the 1950s to the 1970s. Wearing a traditional blazer and sporting a monocle, he would remain around the back of Fanny’s studio sets awaiting her imperious commands which, when they came, often resulted in his being berated for being too slow.”
Sometimes, “a thought out of season” comes to me, the dystopian idea that the present decline of Western society will be ended not with debates or literary disagreements (or rigged elections) but with some kind of multifaceted “Holy War”…
Nordic noirs (literally)
Yesterday, I watched the first episode of a Swedish detective series. Not sure whether I shall bother to watch the rest, mainly because I found it all rather contrived. What struck me, though, was the number of blacks and browns shown. Is that how Sweden really is now, or have the media people exaggerated the proportion (as they have in almost everything shown about the UK)?
On that same theme, the show had a number of (“British”) ad breaks, each with quite a few ads. Every single ad had blacks or half-castes (“mixed-race” persons, if you like) in it. This is pure propaganda. I know that I have been blogging about this evil campaign for a few years now
but we must never allow it to become normalized, certainly not without at least having dissenting voices heard.
As we know, “the pen is mightier than the sword“, but that is precisely why the enemies of freedom of expression try to “cancel” people, and to take away their right to speak or write.
I had my Twitter account removed in 2018 by reason of the manipulations of the same Jew-Zionists, really just a quite small handful of individuals plotting together, and presenting themselves as if a large and/or “important” organization (the so-called “Campaign Against Anti-Semitism”, or “CAA”, mainly).
The enemies of civilization are of various kinds. May they all end the same way.
I was tweeting in the same vein (before the Jewish lobby had my Twitter account taken away in 2018) for about 7 years, amid the economic illiteracies of the fake (and disastrous) “austerity” policies promoted by the part-Jews George Osborne and David Cameron-Levita, and supported by the part-Japanese sadist Iain Dunce Duncan Smith. I have, also, been blogging along similar lines since late 2016.
If you transfer money to people on low incomes, they spend it (and almost have to spend it), thus stimulating the economy. If you do the same to people on moderate incomes, they will both spend some and invest some, but if you give money to very wealthy people who already have more than enough to satisfy both needs and wants, they will mostly park that money in hedging assets such as real property (and thus drive up the current value of such assets without actually helping the economy).
In essence, that is why it is better to have at least moderate redistribution of wealth.
Further to the above, I happened to hear a story about yet another example of the all-too-typical NHS maladministration and inability to make logical and useful decisions.
The story came to me third-hand, admittedly, but is believed to be accurate.
A lady who is apparently registered blind (I myself do not know her) was asked to attend an eye clinic at Poole, in Dorset. This is, again, apparently (I have no personal knowledge of it), a new NHS eye clinic, so this is not a case of some old and unrenovated NHS building.
The lady in question was told by the NHS that no ambulance would be available to take her from her home in the New Forest to Poole, but that local taxi companies offered discounted fares. The “discounted fare” turned out to be £100 (return-trip). The lady concerned is a very aged pensioner.
It gets worse. It seems that the eye clinic, on the top floor of a 7-storey building, has only stairs or an escalator; no lift. The escalator does not go to the top two floors of the building, and the blind old lady cannot use escalators without assistance anyway, I am told, so if she went there she would have to go up some 14 flights of stairs unaided, at the age of, I think, 90 or more.
Result? That lady will not be able to attend that clinic.
Leaving aside the individual case, what does that say about the ability of NHS people to plan and design properly? Not much to their credit, I think.
Comment once again surely unnecessary…
I have to admit that I take it with a pinch of salt anyway when a multimillionaire cries about the plight of the poor and struggling…
Charities have become a “rotten borough”
One of the most sad and indeed angering aspects of the UK in recent years has been the trashing of the charity sector, not because of lack of money but because of politicization and near-embezzlement (paying of often mediocre top staff huge salaries). The damage has mostly been done by those who themselves work in the charities.
We have seen, for example, sex scandals in Oxfam, Save the Children and others. Readers might recall the scandals around sex-pest Brendan Cox, who was married to assassinated Labour MP Jo Cox. He was paid something like £300,000 a year, despite coming from a fairly mediocre academic and work background (though, as always these days, “bigged-up”, in the rather crude current phrase: see https://uk.linkedin.com/in/brendan-cox-433b364).
£300,000 per year, to be not even the head of Save the Children, but the (I believe) third-in-command. People on modest incomes give their pounds and pennies to such organizations, only for, in that case, the top three in the set-up to have creamed off a million pounds a year in salaries alone. Disgrace.
The charity sector in the UK is a totally “rotten borough”. Look at the recent activities of the RNLI and National Trust. The former has been operating what amounts to a ferry service for migrant-invaders, and I read that thousands of virtue-signallers have as a result donated to it! When the provision of housing and healthcare is stretched to snapping point because of mass immigration, I suppose that those idiots will not even once blame their own encouragement of the invasion.
As to the RNLI itself, it has obviously been infiltrated at a high level.
National Trust? I think that the cartoons below say enough:
I am very much in favour of charitable work but, as a sector, the whole charitable area has gone badly astray, and in a number of ways.
Was sent this (inc. the photograph). Source unknown, but sounds correct:
“As we speak there’s a UK government department working with consultants on a strategy for controlling dissent this winter.
There will be a wall to wall media campaign of “blitz spirit” images of families and the multiracial Britain wearing jumpers and socks for Ukraine, with the blame aimed at Vladolf Putler.
This message will then be disseminated through the population by media addicted busybody women looking for the latest do-good cause and fuel poverty marches will get zero media coverage.
This is how control of liberal democracies works now. You’re all atomised individuals, capital owns media and the NPCs enforce the dominant narrative sufficiently.”
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Looking at those tweets, I actually had to remind myself that Zahawi is, for the moment, Chancellor of the Exchequer. A bloody Kurd from Baghdad, who only arrived in the UK when 11 years old.
What a mess this country is in! Hardly any of the last few governments have even had many white English MPs in the top jobs. Jews, part-Jews, Indians, blacks, half-castes, a Kurd…you name it.
On top of that, this particular non-Brit is one of the most corrupt persons possible to have in the once-exalted job of Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Had (as I have been blogging for years) the UK forged closer links with Russia and its people, we should have been able to buy Russian gas at knockdown prices, and would not now be facing shortages of energy, and our people going cold because of UK Government policy.
The difference being that the profits in Norway go into their sovereign wealth fund, used for the benefit of the Norwegian people, whereas the “British” gas companies profiteer for the benefit of parasitic banks and investment companies, as well as for multimillionaire shareholders.
The dishevelled drunk and/or drug abuser shown in the clip seems to be, if not an accredited U.S. diplomat, then at least an Embassy employee with a pass and, presumably, at least limited immunity, watching him show his pass to the Russian policeman and then be admitted to the Embassy by the U.S. Marine guards or other security people.
I have previously blogged once or twice how I visited the UK bacteriological research centre at Porton Down with a Mr. Komisarenko [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serhiy_Komisarenko], the then Ukrainian Ambassador, and the Scientific Attache of the Ukrainian Embassy in London. That was in or about 1994, I believe. The Ambassador had an educational background in microbiology. According to Wikipedia, he is now, or until recently was, the director of such a laboratory in Ukraine.
A commentator on the blog reminded me of the clip below, not seen for a long time:
I still think that the most telling thing about Greta Thunberg is how the decadent mainstream media, politicians etc at least pretend to take this uneducated and afflicted girl (now 19) as some kind of sage, when actually she has nothing to offer. It says something about the world we are in today.
“Jack” Monroe, the “Bootstrap Cook”; some thoughts about “poverty”
I thought that it was worth reposting those tweets, which refer to the Twitter storm around “Jack” Monroe, aka “Bootstrap Cook” (mentioned in yesterday’s blog).
I have no particular animus against “Bootstrap Cook”, and I should imagine that many find her recipes and other advice very useful [see https://cookingonabootstrap.com/category/recipes-food/], but it is clear that she herself is not (now) in what most people would regard as poverty.
Was I myself “in poverty” when I returned to London? It certainly seemed so!
Think living in a single room in a flat (provided by a friend of a friend— eventually, and very belatedly, months later, paid for by Housing Benefit). Think living largely off tiny State benefit for 3-4 months (monies also delayed for weeks). Think having to be a little bit “creative” in finding ways to travel around London, and equally “creative” in finding out how to increase supply of food and reading material (mainly books).
Yet only a few years before, I had quite often been paid, as Counsel, £1,000 or more for often quite brief (less than half a day) appearances in the High Court or elsewhere.
Later, living in the former Soviet Union in 1996-97, my home was a kind of large penthouse with a very wide wraparound balcony, I had a former MVD car and driver to ferry me to my office etc, a Rolex Seadweller on my wrist, and I rarely carried less than USD $5,000 on my person.
Incidentally, barristers reading this might sneer at the modesty of those High Court fees (perhaps a tenth or a twentieth of the fees some now get and even back then received), but this was 1993-95, nearly 30 years ago, and I was only just out of pupillage (on-the-job training). Anyway, it seemed good at the time to me.
What those born into wealth usually fail to know, having never experienced it, is how quickly a comfortable lifestyle can disappear, without personal capital or family money as a safety net.
When I was living on pennies —and my wits— in the London of March-June 1998, I often walked past Julie’s restaurant in Notting Hill, a restaurant patronized by film stars and other “celebrities”, and a place which I had previously visited several times, only 2-3 years before, and arriving in a large white Mercedes (a girlfriend’s car).
Maybe 3 years later, in 1998, I would have been unable to buy a coffee in the same restaurant, and I wondered whether those staring out of the windows could perceive somehow just how poor I was (maybe a subjective and resentful thought: after all, the Rolex may have gone, but I was still clad in an Austin Reed overcoat and Dents leather gloves etc).
There is no need for me to say more about that very pinched time in my life. Adolf Hitler had it worse, in the Vienna of 1909-1912. Eventually, my several months of poverty came to an end and then, less than a year after I had returned penniless to London, I was spending time living in a villa in the Caribbean, with a private beach (in effect), though those sometimes pleasant months sadly did not become sybaritic years (though I did spend much of 1999 in and around the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico— several Caribbean islands, and the Gulf Coast of Florida).
I later had more ups and downs, but that is enough for today.
I do not know a great deal in detail about “Jack” Monroe, the Bootstrap Cook, but I would guess that she knows a lot about “precarious” life in the Britain of today. Occasional poverty, occasional plenty, but not much security either way.
Many many people in Britain in 2022 are part of that “precariat”. This has political implications. Labour was the party of the industrial “proletariat”, mainly, a class which is now all but non-existent. “Bootstrap Cook”, leaving aside her personal predilections, is in that sense far more typical of the masses than would be the Soviet-style miner, rail worker, or other member of the organized labour force, insofar as such people still exist in the UK.
If there were a credible social-national movement in the UK, the “Bootstrap Cook” would probably not support it, but the “precariat” in general would, especially as inflation, low pay, and low State benefits all start to bite.
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Well, £600 is not a fortune for a watch these days (any of my one-time Rolex Seadwellers would be £10,000-£15,000 in 2022), but I take her point.
…on the other hand, Bootstrap Cook is, after all, from Essex, the home of “bling”…
Meanwhile, though the @norfolkchatter1 Twitter account has disappeared, the storm around the Bootstrap Cook has, if anything, intensified, with many Twit-people (including the terminally “woke”) supporting her, but also with many others either criticizing her or demanding to know exactly how much capital or income she really has at her disposal, and asking whether she is exploiting people who donate to her when they really cannot afford to do so.
[Incidentally, I do not know anyone involved in either of the two GoFundMe appeals above; I just happened to see them].
Looks like reality has started, finally, to break through…
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Sometimes I wonder what, WHAT, would make the mass of British people wake up to the “panicdemic”, the nonsense measures such as facemask-wearing that were part of the scam, or to the “support Ukraine” propaganda or, as in that tweet, the very real dangers of the “Covid” “vaccines”, but I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that nothing, nothing at all, will awaken the masses. A “victory” by a football team, or whatever absolute shite is on “reality” (unreality) TV that week, and the real and important issues are forgotten again.
Maybe after the nuclear war with Russia that so many have been brainwashed into (as they imagine) wanting to see, the survivors will see their reality more clearly.
A hen will produce an egg every 1-2 days, so a dozen or more eggs will be produced in about a week by only a handful of chickens.
…and they, or their families and other relatives, and their descendants, are not still whining about it (or making money out of it), unlike the descendants of some of the Jews detained by the forces of the German Reich and its allies in the early/mid 1940s.
There, but for the Grace of God, might have gone my own maternal grandfather, who, having already survived the Fall of France and the beach at Dunkirk in 1940, later fought in Burma against the Japanese. Fortunately, he was not captured by enemy forces.
What matters is not social media but concrete results in the world of action.
My answer: give considerable incentives for doctors to work past 60, but at the same time compel young doctors to work in the NHS for 10 years minimum once qualified, if their training has been paid for out of State funds. They should not be allowed to emigrate to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA etc until they have completed that obligation.
The time is coming when we shall have to quite consciously cut ourselves off from the State and even what is becoming mainstream society, which are both slowly being taken over by forces of Evil.
Elon Musk discovered that Twitter is a massive scam operation. That is why he pulled out of the purchase, before he wasted billions of dollars.
It is pretty clear now, that elements of NWO/ZOG are using Twitter both to gather intelligence material on a huge scale, and also to manipulate public opinion worldwide, and that that latter is why so many of the better Twitter “accounts” (such as mine, in 2018) have been shut down over the past few years, a programme now intensified.
Dissident voices , especially white Northern European ones, are choked off. We saw that during the “Covid” panicdemic/scamdemic, we see it around the “black lives matter” nonsense, “climate change” (through CO2 emissions), the Jewish “anti-Semitism” noise and, this year, the unthinking pro-“Ukraine” (Zelensky regime) propaganda campaign.
Illiterate “journalists”, and an unpleasant though commonplace crime
“The cameras were setup after an ‘unprecedented’ amount of vandalism including shelters destroyed and someone trying to break into the club shed. So far it’s costed the club around £3,000.”
“So far it’s costed...”, scribbles the Daily Mirror “journalist”, one Charlie Jones.
The rest of the story is also poorly-written.
There are several aspects of interest here.
Here we have a journalist, writing for a major newspaper, a graduate (I believe), and who has therefore been through about 16 or 17 years of full-time education of some sort, yet who struggles to write a literate sentence.
Typical of that which one sees in many newspapers online, particularly the Mirror and Daily Mail.
Leaving aside the scribbler, and moving to the substance of the story, the attitude of the police was not only absurdly politically-correct but also wrong in law (as the Mirror report does point out). The police showed themselves to be, all too typically, near-useless.
I have to say that it seems to me that the young vandals involved were far more culpable than both the police and the victims seemed to think, having planned their vandalism carefully (though not carefully enough).
Just as well that I had to sell my last Rolex (a Seadweller) in 2009, though not because of crime (I just ran out of money). I would not wear one today in London or anywhere else. In any case, I have become accustomed to doing without a watch.
Surely the police could have mobile covert surveillance units stationed on roofs in the worst-affected areas, using high-grade optics like the East German border guards used to have?
A nice story, but what gives me pause is that someone might have found it apparently lost, then sheltered and fed the cat for 11 years, and might have grown as attached as were the original humans; possibly more attached. Looks as though the cat may have become lost for a second time, perhaps, reading the report.
Difficult to say what is right.
It recalls to mind those German people in East Berlin and elsewhere within the DDR, and who fled to the West in the 1940s and 1950s, and then, after 1989, returned with evidence of their former residence and/or ownership. In some cases, they were able to displace those who, for decades, had called such flats or houses their homes. Not so easy to judge, morally.
[regular readers of the blog will be aware that I often repost tweets by @EternalEnglish, who however has now had his Twitter “account” “suspended” (probably removed permanently). It happened to me in 2018, and of course has now happened to most of the interesting Twitter “accounts” formerly online, such as those of David Icke, the London Forum, Katie Hopkins, Patriotic Alternative, Alison Chabloz etc. So much for the “free society”].
…and what on Earth will it accomplish to stand in the street with a placard? Ha ha…
Why? Because the Jew-Zionist element always tries to destroy freedom of expression, particularly for non-Jews. Wake up.
Jesus H. Christ!
Still, if we had any real social-national party or movement, an economic shock like that might be a gamechanger politically, just as the 1929 Wall Street Crash and the consequent/subsequent Great Depression was for Hitler and the NSDAP.
The NHS 111 service is near-to-useless.
I favour a free-at-point-of-use NHS service, but only for British people, not for “health tourists” and all manner of riff-raff. How such a service can be funded is an open question. How such a service can be staffed is another question. The aim should be for the UK to train its own doctors and nurses, for one thing, and they should be forced to work in the NHS, and not allowed to emigrate to the white Commonwealth or elsewhere, for several years (in the case of doctors, perhaps 10 years).
Back in the 1970s, even 1980s, despite many Press stories about deficiencies, the NHS did work, most of the time. Now, mass immigration and NHS maladministration has ruined it.
Management, or rather mismanagement, is one of the really major problems with the NHS.
I see that the propaganda campaign is being readied to pretend to the public that they, the public, are to blame for the NHS not working properly, because they, the public, are actually requesting the services that the NHS is supposed to provide.
This winter, the NHS will not easily be able to blame the 2020-2022 “Covid” “panicdemic” for its inability to run itself properly, and it has been 3 or 4 years since other illnesses or conditions (eg “flu”) were blamed (almost every winter for many years).
If and when the UK has a real government, it must tackle the healthcare mess and the associated adult social care mess as a priority.
One idea might be to use a “dedicated” or “ring-fenced” tax only for the NHS. “National Insurance”, which is merely another tax on top of income tax, is paid into general government funds. If it, or a large part of it, were only usable for health services, the taxpayers would accept it far more readily, especially under a suitable name such as the unoriginal but easily-understood “Health Services Tax”. It is claimed that that would be less efficient; I think not.
Another point: blaming the consumer, or worker, or citizen, now seems to be “a thing” in the UK.
NHS not working right? It’s because Joe Public actually has a medical problem and wants it dealt with. Water shortage? It’s the fault of the public, because they actually want to have a bath or shower, and to water their plants. People cannot live on peanuts? It’s their fault, for being unable to “budget”, or cook, or enjoy “fasting” (going without food— yes, the Daily Telegraph suggested even that recently).
Late tweets seen
Yet more censorship on the Twitter forum. A Chinese level of “control” is being exercised.
It is an open question as to whether agents of the Kiev regime were the perpetrators. The incident may have been planned and carried out by persons within the Russian and/or Kremlin elite, possibly as a proxy attack on Putin. It may even have been carried out by or on behalf of one or more external agencies, such as the CIA, or even MOSSAD.
Present speculation is that Dugin himself was the target, a theory supported by the apparent fact that Dugin was intending to use the same car as his daughter until deciding to travel separately; that would have been shortly before the bomb exploded.
If accurate, the facts known seem to indicate both that there was at least one hostile agent somewhere in or around the Dugin circle, and that Dugin’s guardian angel (literally) saved him.
Is this somehow connected with the upsurge in Ukrainian (Kiev regime) attacks on both Crimea and Russia itself in recent days?
I do not expect these events to go unpunished. We may be about to see an escalation of the war which will surprise and shock.
Leonid Grigoryevich Ivashov [Леонид Григорьевич Ивашов]:
“On 31 January 2022, during the 2021–2022 Russo-Ukrainian crisis, as Chairman of the Russian Officers’ General Assembly, Gen. Ivashov published a statement condemning Putin’s “criminal policy of provoking a war” and calling for President Putin’s resignation..
Blaming Putin for risking “the final destruction of Russian statehood and the extermination of the indigenous population of the country” Ivashov stated that the real danger for Russia was not NATO or the West but “the unviability of the state model, the complete incapacity and lack of professionalism of the system of power and administration, the passivity and disorganization of society.” Under these conditions “no country survives for long“.
According to Roderick Gregory, “Ivashov believes that NATO is a hostile power, but his experience has taught him that the NATO/U.S. threat is under control and no external threat is imminent from the Western powers.”
That of course depends on what is regarded as “an external threat“. In terms of actual invasion by NATO forces, that is obviously correct, but since the mid-1990s, NATO bases have been established in the Baltic region and elsewhere, and NWO/ZOG-supported uprisings based on fake “democracy” have occurred in various countries around Russia, most obviously in Ukraine.
In my view, Ivashov is right to say that “the unviability of the state model” is the biggest strategic problem facing Russia.
“Putinism” is a clearly-transitional model.
At first there was tsardom; Imperial Russia, based mainly on a society of noble landowners, business people, peasantry and clergy, all under an absolute ruler, the Tsar. That was “viable”, as its longevity proved, but failed to withstand the pressure when the “business” element burgeoned, starting to squeeze out the aristocracy (as in Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard), and when a new class, the industrial proletariat, started to push against the old order.
Then there was Sovietism, which again, for all its flaws, was a “viable” state model. According to its lights, it worked. It established a system which functioned, to which people gave allegiance, to some extent genuine allegiance, and which was, however grudgingly, accepted by the vast majority of the population as legitimate —and in any case embedded— for decades.
When Sovietism collapsed, which officially happened in 1991 but which had been happening under the surface even before 1989, what replaced it was a nothing, really, the Yeltsin klepto-state, in which the key people were the upstarts who had been nobodies only a few years before— Jew “oligarchs” (business tricksters) and various species of gangster.
When I myself was first in Moscow, in 1993, there were still traces of Sovietism everywhere, from having a “duty woman” stationed at a desk on each floor of my hotel, the Ukraina (for security, and to monitor the hotel guests), to having to be “invited” to Russia before being granted a visa.
I myself was invited, nominally, by the Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation, the successor body to the USSR Academy of Sciences, and the people I went to see were based at the Academy of Sciences new building in Leninsky Prospekt.
Those traces of Sovietism were there but fading fast. The “duty woman” on my floor was not the aged dragon of legend but a rather flirtatious young woman who used to chat with me at length. According to her, her floor contained, on one side, “quiet businessmen” (in which group she apparently numbered me) and, on the other side, “hooligani” (i.e. criminal types).
Chechen gangsters certainly stayed there— I recall chatting once to one of their commanders. His gold tooth was very striking.
The state had all but disappeared, replaced by a hotch-potch of business-related and/or crime-related structures.
After some years of near-chaos, “Yeltsinism”, if it existed at all as an ideology (I think not) was replaced by “Putinism”, which was also, and remains, unformed ideologically. A mixture of Russian nationalism, big business, and cronyism, with a few add-ons (Russian Orthodox Church backing, a few gestures to the Western consumer society etc).
Russia has still not found its way to a new ideology and system. Most people in Russia are still looking back— to the old Russian Orthodox Church, to tsarism, to the days of the Soviet Union, or are looking to the declining West as a way forward.
Ivashov’s point (see above) is proven by the ghastly mess the Russian Army has made of the Ukraine invasion. Complete ill-preparedness, incompetence, inability to organize. This is not the army that took over most of Afghanistan in a few days.
From the point of view of the Threefold Social Order, the key weakness of Russia under Putin is that the economic or business element has become far too entangled with the State. The result is two-fold: business imperatives have to be placed at the disposal of the State but, also, the State cannot act decisively because business convenience has led to flawed decisions and to people appointed via cronyism and corruption.
I am beginning to wonder whether this possibly botched assassination was not a kind of 20 July 1944 moment, though not aimed directly at Putin himself: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Valkyrie. Or possibly a warning to Putin, by some part of whatever the Russian Army General Staff now consists of.
Russia needs an ideology, something beyond ordinary Russian nationalism, in which it can believe. “Without vision, the people perish” [Book of Ezekiel].
Fascinating that the Mail on Sunday/Daily Mail online disallows readers to comment on Hitchens’ column. What are the msm manipulators afraid that the readers might write?
At times, the System presents itself as all-powerful, but in reality it only has the power allowed it by the people, usually by default, because the people are asleep most of the time.
That was seen during the panicdemic, when the State and its offshoots (eg the police) imposed all kinds of arbitrary nonsense: the facemask nonsense, “social distancing”, wearing a facemask muzzle in the supermarket but not in the pub across the way, the ludicrous “Rule of Six”, the “one-way systems” seen in some supermarkets and other places, and little retail nobodies suddenly given the power to say “move back a little” or “wear your mask higher over your nose“.
The police were among the worst offenders, poisoning lakes in the Peak District in case hikers might want to go to see them, using loudspeaker drones to bully middleaged couples walking on hills, and so on.
It was actually frightening to see how easily brainwashed many people were, such as the hysterical Welsh farming family who called both the police and the newspapers to rant and cry about the two people from England who had camped on one of their bare and deserted wet hillsides. Apparently, the campers had, in some manner unknown, “endangered” the Welsh hysterics just by being there. However, the newspaper reporters were OK (or did they slip the peasants a few pounds to make it all OK?).
The police were in their element as real crime all but ceased, leaving Plod plenty of time to chase after and fine motorists and motorcyclists taking a leisurely drive on the empty roads. The police were also able to polish their skills as a poundland KGB monitoring social media.
While all the above was happening, large numbers, perhaps millions, of unthinking idiots were out on command every week, clapping like trained seals “for the NHS” (which all but closed down) and the other “key workers” such as the very police who were enforcing the Government’s repression (and adding a few off-the-cuff “measures” of their own, such as examining shopping bought by people to make sure that the purchases were “reasonable”).
There was more. Far more. The nonsense went deep, and most people felt obliged to comply with much of it. Ironic. We used to laugh or shake our heads at the sorry citizens of North Korea or East Germany…
The bright spot, though, is that, gradually, many people did wake up, and realized that the “pandemic” was to a large extent a “scamdemic” and certainly a “panicdemic”.
Eventually, after having wasted hundreds of billions of pounds (the result of which we are now seeing as our economy collapses), the Government pretended that the useless and even harmful pseudo-“vaccines” could be presented as having “saved” the UK from worse outcomes, and so relaxed the absurd “measures” before the public rebelled en masse, which as I predicted was starting to happen (not by violent resistance but by people just not wearing the facemasks, and ignoring the stupid “Rule of Six” and “social distancing” etc). “Yes repeat no”.
Even now, though, one sometimes sees the odd crank wearing a facemask.
I have posted this before, but perhaps now it is time to repeat it:
“Soon, sooner than many imagine, those of us still alive will be called upon to re-establish European civilization and culture. That may be hard and may be harsh, but it must be done. God mote it be!“
…or indeed a “Ukrainian” “refugee“(since 2002, in the UK or Ireland)…
Meanwhile, a pantomime horse has just won the Derby. Oh, wait a minute…
Still, we should be careful about what we mock: what happens in California often takes a few years (maybe only one or two) to make it to the East Coast of the USA, then a few years more (maybe only one or two these days) to reach the UK.
…and some people still think that voting in an occasional rigged election for this or that puppet, or for this or that facade of a political party, will change things…
Talking of System puppets, I happened to see this [below] about Liz Truss:
Looking at Liz Truss, at the sheer mendacity and general dishonesty of the woman, about how she has managed to claw ahead in career terms without ever having actually achieved anything concrete, and about how she basically became an MP on her back, I am convinced that —assuming that Indian “clever boy” Sunak fails to overtake her— she will be a truly rotten Prime Minister, quite as bad as Boris-idiot has been, and will be facing a far more difficult set of challenges, especially economically.
This just might be the time for which social nationalism has been waiting for so long. An incompetent and stupid woman as Prime Minister, public dissatisfaction turning to anger as millions go cold and hungry, and a (so far) very uninspiring official Opposition.
All we need is an organizationally and ideologically tight party core; a start, if you like. Once such a movement develops and expands, it can crush all opposition.