Diary Blog, 13 September 2022

Morning music

On this day a year ago

As has become usual, many of the tweets I reposted a year ago are now only there skeletally, now that so many interesting tweeters have been expelled from Twitter. The Jew-Zionist element is behind most of the purging and “cancelling”.

Thoughts re. the Russian retreat in parts of Ukraine east of the Dnieper

I believe that Clausewitz wrote that, in war, the moral is to the physical in a ratio 3:1.

Morale, esprit de corps, confidence, and belief in the rightness of a cause, as against numbers of soldiers, equipment, arms, ammunition.

Despite the Kiev regime being a horrible, dictatorial, corrupt and Jew-Zionist-led kleptocracy, the simple Ukrainian soldiers at the front think that they are fighting for “Ukraine”, its history and culture, and for some kind of “freedom”. Also, for their homes and families.

However wrongheaded at least part of that is, it is a powerful message and, to those directly involved, congruent.

The Russian soldiers, many of them, are young, naive, not infrequently drunk, often ill-disciplined, and actually have more in common with many of their Ukrainian opposite numbers than with the savage Chechens fighting on the Russian side, and who have stained Russia’s reputation during this conflict.

The Russian soldiers, some of whom have their homes and families as far away as Siberia, have evidently not been properly prepared ideologically for the situation into which they have been thrust. The present Russian Army does not have the propaganda and disciplinary structure provided, in Soviet days, by political commissars and others.

The result of the above factors is that the Ukrainian soldiers’ morale is generally far higher than that of the Russian soldiers.

As previously blogged, the only way Russia is going to get through this is to augment numbers and armament, but principally to think “outside the box” by using shock tactics and, equally importantly, oblique tactics and, above all, unexpected tactics.

Britain 2022

Do you notice any similarity between these two crimes?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11204467/Two-men-23-24-forced-victims-gunpoint-open-cryptocurrency-accounts-jailed.html; https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11204457/Three-attackers-murdered-man-24-outside-house-Halloween-jailed-life.html.

In the end, there will only be one solution to all this if Britain, as anything akin to a nation, is to survive.

News from Sweden

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/12/swedish-rightwing-on-verge-of-narrow-election-win-but-waits-on-final-tally.

Tweets seen

I presume that he means “King Charles 3“, unless it is some kind of not very well-informed reference to Charles II and the Restoration.

Indeed. Look at what happened to Alison Chabloz (more than once): https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-56616838; https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10732361/Anti-Semitic-blogger-Alison-Chabloz-58-compared-Auschwitz-theme-park-jailed.html.

Incidentally, I have no idea who “Shauny boy” might be; I am presuming some Scottish comic (?).

NHS news

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11204717/Queen-Elizabeth-NHS-trusts-cancel-hospital-appointments-bank-holiday.html

Queen Elizabeth II‘s funeral will take place on Monday September 19 – which has been declared a bank holiday. 

Several NHS Trusts have said that some non-urgent procedures and clinic appointments are to be postponed with King’s College Hospital stating this would be thevast majority‘.

Hip and knee replacements, cataract surgery, maternity checks and some cancer treatments are among the postponed appointments, at a time when NHS data shows nearly 40 per cent of cancer patients had their treatment delayed beyond the two-month maximum.

However NHS England said that Covid vaccination services and urgent and emergency appointments would continue.”

[Daily Mail]

How ludicrous is that? People in great pain, in some cases, people needing knee and hip replacements, people with cancer, all postponed (in some cases for months).

What makes it even more ludicrous is that the useless and quite possibly harmful “Covid” “vaccinations” etc will still be done (with the staff doing that probably getting double or triple pay).

More tweets seen

A lot of truth in that (read the whole thread), but it is all too American and “how to get ahead” and “aspirational” for me.

Ridiculous, but in a way what I would have expected from that organization.

I myself have never been to a Center Parcs location, but a couple of people (admittedly about 30 years ago) told me that their impression was not very good. The quite high price did not cover many of the activities offered, for one thing. Those activities have to be paid for on top of the basic price for going there.

It may be better for people who go there with small children, I do not know, but imagine a resort (which is effectively what Center Parcs is, a modern take on the old Soviet “sanatorium” model) that chucks out its guests for one day so that it can virtue-signal re. the funeral of the late Queen. I suppose that staff shortages might be a factor too, but the unexpected holiday is only one day. Surely a skeleton operation could be kept going? Seems wrong to me.

[Update, 14 September 2022: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/sep/13/center-parcs-closes-uk-resorts-queen-funeral.

Center Parcs has backtracked after facing accusations of “ruining people’s holidays”by announcing it would close its UK sites for 24 hours from Monday morning to mark the Queen’s funeral.

However, on Tuesday evening, after an outcry on social media and widespread negative press reports, the company said that it had “reviewed our position regarding the very small number of guests who are not due to depart on Monday and we will be allowing them to stay on our villages rather than having to leave and return on Tuesday”.” [The Guardian]].

Munich: The Edge of War

Saw a film on TV, Munich: The Edge of War, about the talks held in Munich in 1938. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich_%E2%80%93_The_Edge_of_War.

I would give it 3 out of 5 stars, maybe. Not more.

The Hitler character was, both in character and personality, not so much a portrayal as a caricature.

The locations filmed, and sets— all very good.

Neville Chamberlain was played well by Jeremy Irons, though looking too robust (despite the health problems mentioned); the real Chamberlain was, at that age, more of a grey figure, I think.

The flaws in the film, leaving aside the central assumption (that the Munich Agreement bought Britain time vis a vis Hitler/Germany), were in the small things: the “blacks with everything” agenda, which put a black man in Downing Street as a civil servant, indeed in a fairly senior position. That would have been unthinkable in the Britain of 1938. Also, an Indian woman as niece of Colonel Sir Stewart Menzies, the then Chief of SIS. If not unthinkable, unlikely.

Another absurdity (which had little to do with the main plot, and looked like a “me too” add-on) was that a Jewish woman, openly anti-Hitler, was —sometime in the 1930s— arrested or abducted by the SS, had a Star of David carved into her back, and was then defenestrated, ending up paralyzed and unable to speak.

There is a cultural truth-bending agenda going on, one which distorts history, in particular as to race.

Late tweets seen

Late music

[Tiger tanks advance, Ukraine, 1943]

14 thoughts on “Diary Blog, 13 September 2022”

      1. I understand, however that was not my point. What I meant was, that it seems as if the courts and the MSM were “deliberately” downplaying his sister’s position as a former Government Minister, in order not to embarrass her or the Tory party too much! Just my observation. 🤔

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  1. My brother, who has a disability, was supposed to have an operation on monday (planned for nearly a year) Now postponed. We’re meant to be getting a call later this week to find out the new date. The waiting has been causing me horrible anxiety, now it’ll be for even longer.

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    1. SaxonEngland:
      Sorry to hear that about your brother. Absolutely disgusting. The holiday is another sop to the staff of the hit or miss NHS, many of which staff are very good but some of whom are uncaring box-tickers.

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      1. Yes, some are great, but some are utterly terrible humans. Psychiatric care is worse so i’ve been told. I have no personal experience of it, but a friend of mine’s father was an inpatient at a psych unit for 12 weeks last year. He said the nurses were vile, and the doctors (all of whom were 60+ year-old Indian men) were very “robotic”, i.e. box-tickers. I looked up the unit on google, and the google “reviews” of it are shocking. My friend has been trying to persuade his parents to take legal action, but i don’t think they can handle the stress of it after his father’s ordeal.

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    2. I am very sorry and very angry about what has happened to you and thousands of other people across the UK. My wife, who is English, said “I never believed that one day I would say “I am happy I do not live in the UK”.

      I swear if I lived in the UK and someone dear to me was seriously ill and not attended I would have been arrested because I would have beat the hell of the bureaucrat/doctor responsible.

      Ian can tell you I am not exaggerating. Again I am very sorry and I hope your brother will be operated soon. Good luck!!!

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  2. Hello Ian: I would like to know your sources regarding the “ill-prepared, unmotivated Russian soldiers”. I am not saying that it may be true, but I thought Russia had a core of professional soldiers, also, traditionally the Russian have been very good soldiers, particularly in a defensive role. Thank you!

    PS: That moron who spoke/wrote about Charles II must be living in the XVIIth century or had too much to drink! 😆​😆​😆​

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    1. Claudius:
      My view comes from a variety of sources, including Western msm sources.

      Russia has always had a relative few professional and/or elite soldiers but a vast mass of conscripts and others, many of whom were of poor sort in terms of condition, education, and training.

      In the old Soviet Army, the conscripted recruits (almost all young men had to serve for 3-4 years) were graded by physical condition and also by their educational level. The apex of that pyramid was the Spetsnaz forces and elite airborne forces, followed by the strategic rocket forces, and then other arms and corps until the base of the pyramid was reached, being the (basic) “poor bloody infantry”.

      I myself became acquainted with a number of ex-VDV (elite airborne force) personnel when I was in Kazakhstan (1996-1997). Very solid people.

      In the post-Soviet period, there is no general conscription. The Army, especially, has to take what it can get. The same is true, crucially, of the officer corps. In the Soviet days, being an officer brought both prestige and quite high pay and “perks” (as the British say), meaning extra benefits such as good housing, food, holidays etc. A major, at least of the General Staff and/or GRU, was a member of the “nomenklatura”, automatically.

      Now, the prestige is lower, in a basically finance-capitalist Russia, where all sorts of parasites drive around in luxury SUVs, with millions in the bank. Thus there is not the supply of officers really worthy of going on to higher command. Look at the Ukraine shambles. The officers of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s now retired must be unable to believe it.

      ps.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conscription_in_the_Soviet_Union

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    1. Claudius:
      Thank you.

      Where I was mistaken (alongside msm and military “experts”) earlier this year is that I thought that the Russian armed forces had been upgraded since about 2005. Maybe that upgrading only related to equipment and arms etc, not to the quality of Russia’s soldiers and officers.

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