On this day a year ago
Well, a poor result this week, both for me and for political journalist John Rentoul— we both scored only 3/10. I did get the answers to questions 3, 4, and 9, arguably the easiest ones. John Rentoul got the same questions right that I got right.
I thought that I had question 1 nailed with “boudin“, but (I think) it turns out that that is a different kind of sausage. Not sure. If “boudin“ is the right answer, then I scored 4/10. [update: just saw the official answers, and the right answer for that question is not boudin, so a mere 3/10 it is, one of my worst results on this weekly quiz].
No-one who has seen the tweets posted on Twitter by some of the semi-educated cretins identifying themselves as belonging to “Prevent”, or its associated bodies, will have been surprised at the recent storm of criticism around it. Indeed, I myself blogged about the nonsense several years ago: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/05/30/one-mans-extremism-is-another-mans-struggle-for-liberty-and-justice/.
Now it turns out that the kind of tendentious idiots they employ have compiled a list of books, films, and TV series which “might interest the [so-called] “far-right”:
“Some of Britain’s most popular sitcoms and greatest works of literature were flagged as potential signs of far-Right extremism by a counter-terror programme.
The flagship Prevent scheme, recently the subject of a scathing audit, singled out comedies Yes Minister and The Thick Of It, the 1955 epic war film The Dam Busters, and even The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare as possible red flags of extremism.
The taxpayer-funded document included references to The Lord Of The Rings by JRR Tolkien, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent, 1984 by George Orwell and the poems of GK Chesterton. It also referenced films including The Bridge On The River Kwai, The Great Escape and Zulu.
Works by some of the world’s greatest writers were included as examples of warning signs of potential extremism, including Shakespeare, Chaucer, Milton, Tennyson, Kipling and Edmund Burke.
It almost seems like a joke.
The report even highlighted the BBC’s 1990s political thriller House Of Cards, John le Carre’s seminal spy trilogy Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and Sharpe, the ITV drama set in the Napoleonic wars.
Inexplicably, it said the BBC’s Great British Railway Journeys, presented by former Conservative minister Michael Portillo, was of interest to the far-Right.
Historian and broadcaster Andrew Roberts said: ‘This is truly extraordinary. This is the reading list of anyone who wants a civilised, liberal, cultured education.
Author Douglas Murray obtained the full list and discovered that one of his books had been given a red flag by Prevent.
Mr Murray wrote in The Spectator magazine: ‘A number of books are singled out, the possession or reading of which could point to severe wrongthink and therefore potential radicalisation… It seems that RICU is so far off-track that it believes that books identifying the problem that it was itself set up to tackle are in fact a part of the problem.’ He concluded that RICU’s work was ‘pathetic’ and called for ‘accountability’ for its errors and ‘sackings by the score’.
The list has emerged following a major review into the Prevent scheme by William Shawcross.
His report, published earlier this month, exposed serious failings in Prevent, warning that it applies a ‘double standard’ to Islamist and far-Right threats. The £49million-a-year scheme had prioritised countering far-Right activity above tackling the prime Islamist threat, it added.
The report said Prevent had scrutinised Right-wing material which ‘falls well short of the extremism threshold altogether’.“
I should be prepared to bet that the mix of staff at “Prevent” includes dim types harvested from police and military “intelligence” rejects or retirees, probably quite a few embittered Asians or half-castes of the Neil Basu type and, very likely, Jews.
In fact, I should also be surprised were the Jew-Zionist element not very prominent or influential in all this, whether directly employed by “Prevent” or not. The notorious Jew-Zionist snoop organizations etc.
My blog post about this “Prevent” nonsense was written almost 5 years ago. Looks like I have been proven right again, if I say so myself…
A few cartoons which cover parts of the problem(s).
More from the newspapers
“Earlier this month, a migrant from Moldova who had arrived in Ireland in September was charged with sexually assaulting a girl in Ballymun, another working-class area of Dublin. At his bail hearing, the court heard he had suffered head injuries after being confronted by up to 40 ‘vigilantes’ before police arrived to arrest him.”
In the immortal line of Windsor Davies, “oh dear…how sad…never mind...”
“Last month, there were two ugly incidents in Finglas, a working-class district of the city, after rumours spread on social media that a local girl had been raped by a man who had recently arrived in the country.
An angry mob of about 200 surrounded a police station where the suspect was allegedly being held, with a ringleader telling the crowd: ‘The only way to f*****g deal with these c***s is burn them out of the f*****g place.‘”
“Byzantine planning laws mean that only about 25,000 homes are being built each year, and around 11,500 Irish people are classified as homeless.
One of them, George Sturdy, whom I met on a protest march in Dublin this week, told how he was living in a shared hotel room rented by the government, having been evicted from a static caravan.
‘I’ve been on a waiting list for a council home for six years, and know people who have been waiting for almost 20 years. There’s a crisis with homes for Irish people, and you see them throwing open doors. What do you expect people like me to think?’“
The conspiracy is transnational, and operates in Ireland, in the UK, in Germany, and all over Europe. The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan. Google it.
In Ireland, a major conspirator was the (thankfully now deceased) bastard called Peter Sutherland: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Sutherland.
“Sutherland strongly advocated unrestricted immigration into the EU… multiculturalism is both inevitable and desirable…”the European Union, in my view, should be doing its best to undermine” any “sense of our homogeneity and difference from others...”
“Sutherland was the chairman of Allied Irish Banks (AIB) from 1989 until 1993.“
“He was non-executive chairman of Goldman Sachs International“
“Sutherland was the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration until March 2017. Appointed in January 2006, he was responsible for the creation of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). He also served as President of the International Catholic Migration Commission, as well as a member of the Migration Advisory Board of the International Organization for Migration. He was a board member of Wallenberg-owned ABB and the Wallenbergs’ conglomerate holding company, Investor AB.”
“He served on the steering committee of the Bilderberg Group until May 2014, and was Honorary Chairman of the Trilateral Commission (from 2010), formerly Chairman of the Trilateral Commission (Europe) (2001–2010.”
As I said, a truly major conspirator and enemy of Europe’s future.
Sutherland, totally tied-in with the transnational conspiracy (UN, WEF, GATT, WTO, Bilderberg, Trilateral Commission etc), tweeted a couple of times against me when I still had a Twitter account (a pack of Jews had me expelled in 2018), but he died not long after that.
I usually say “de mortuis nihil nisi bonum” (“Of the dead, [say] nothing if not good“), but in his case, and the case of any like him, good riddance.
Seems to confirm the general tenor of what I blogged a few days ago: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2023/02/15/diary-blog-15-february-2023/.
Part of the reason is simply that there are relatively few “working-class” jobs now. As blogged previously, in the UK, the old “proletariat” has been replaced —to a large extent— by both the “precariat” (people in unstable, shifting employment, and with periods of unemployment), and/or by a contemporary form of “lumpenproletariat” (the raceless, cultureless masses whose world revolves around trash TV, trash “music”, “selfies”, drugs, drink, cars, and State benefits).
Some of what Monbiot sometimes says is sometimes right, but here we see his ingrained, genetically-determined (?) Jewish urbanism outweigh his learned environmentalism, arguably.
Monbiot is in fact only half-Jewish.
Not that I (as supposed “far right” “extremist”) am on the side of farmers at all times, right or wrong. Far too many (in the UK) are just greedy grabbers and/or freeloaders (taking endless subsidies or other State payments).
However, there is (as in the Netherlands) a push now by sinister forces to destroy the countryside for entirely spurious environmental reasons; in reality, just another aspect of the attack by alien forces on the white Northern European people (yet another aspect being the push to get blacks and browns visiting the countryside and/or relocating from cities to rural areas).
See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2016/11/17/social-nationalism-and-green-politics/.
More tweets seen
An enemy of humanity. Totally degenerate.
Reading that, though, and seeing the reference to Arsene Wenger (a football manager), it once again strikes me how odd it is that (soccer) football has become the sine qua non for the UK middle classes.
It started in the 1990s, I think, maybe in the Blair years of the late 1990s. Now it is ubiquitous. Every politician has to at least pretend to “support” a football team, and you see both men and women, even professional men and women, not only “supporting” some team or other, but (apparently) genuinely and indeed passionately so.
It makes me wonder whether it is a substitute for ideas, ideology, or political partisanship, now that all the System parties are almost identical in policy terms and personnel, and now that any other ideological position apart from “mainstream” LibLabCon is deemed “extreme” (and probably “antisemitic”).
It makes me laugh that scribblers and MPs write much about the almost meaningless “right/left” labels, and occasionally about “antisemitism” (always from the viewpoint that it is, supposedly, “bad”), but rarely directly about the Jewish influence that now more than influences (put shortly, controls) the two main System parties.
I know what I would like to do to most of the MPs of both main System parties, and it would not be to vote for them.
Well, there it is. In this case political power certainly does come out of the barrel of a gun…
Not that the matter will ever be put to the actual Ukrainian people (beyond opinion polling). The regime of the Jew dictator Zelensky has shut down opposition parties, arrested the leaders and supporters of the same, and also banned trade unions and other organizations. His government may be, and is, a shambolic, kleptocratic mess, but when it comes to repressing political dissent it is efficient enough.
That of course is the problem faced by political leaders of any kind. They cannot be expert in all the fields over which their imprimatur is decisive, so it comes down to which “experts” or “specialists” they trust, unless their decisions are to be completely arbitrary in nature.
A political leader must inevitably always be a generalist, though he (or she) may be expert in one or two fields (eg Margaret Thatcher, a chemist who was also a tax barrister). However, what about all the other areas of policy, such as education, railways, military hardware, grand strategy, waste disposal and the general environment, intelligence and security etc?
You see all of that in the decisions of Adolf Hitler, among many others.
Hitler was, or became, fairly expert in some areas of military policy and strategy, and also knew much about art, architecture, and more academic fields such as history, religion and philosophy. In some other areas of policy or knowledge, he knew not much, yet had to decide upon them, a problem made worse by the structural constraints of the National Socialist state, meaning fuhrerprinzip or autocracy. The leader had to decide.
These factors affect the UK as well, for example at present. We have people who are pretty ignorant at the top (e.g. the recent Prime Ministers), and yet they have to decide high policy affecting diverse matters such as foreign policy, military and NHS procurement, law and order, freedom of expression, intelligence and security, transport etc.
There is no one answer, but having MPs, ministers, and prime ministers who are not such stupid deadheads as “Boris”-idiot, Liz Truss, Woollyhead Trussbanger (Kwasi Kwarteng), Therese Coffey etc would help.
Incredible, even in an age of lazy and/or ignorant journalism. Has Guardian scribbler Gaby Hinsliff thought to examine the sheer volume of mendacious invention built into the “Jack Monroe” “backstory” and fundraising? Evidently not, even though numerous really poverty-stricken people have been fleeced by the so-called “Bootstrap Cook”.
Which continues. As of today, 502 utter mugs each continue to send “Jack Monroe” between £3.50 and £44 a month, every month, via the Patreon website…
“and your point is, Monsieur Vetter?“…
I wonder when “climate journo” Vetter last took a European city break trip, or perchance even a long-haul holiday to Africa or East Asia? In the world of “climate change” activism, as with the “refugees welcome” types, hypocrisy usually rules supreme.
Society would be better off if every one of those interviewees ceased to exist.
The Jews have been screeching about Roald Dahl for years, mainly because he recognized what Jews are like even while (in my view wrongly) saying also that Adolf Hitler was “a stinker” (Dahl also said that he was right about the Jews and their behaviour).
I doubt, though, that Toby Young’s “Free Speech Union” will mention the fact that the Jews are behind the attack on Roald Dahl. The “FSU” has never said a word to protest expressly against the Jew-Zionist attacks on free speech in the UK and elsewhere; neither has it said a word in defence of those persecuted by Jew-Zionist orgs which have persistently made false accusations to Twitter, Facebook, employers, professional and regulatory organizations, police etc; see my own experience (of several), dating back about 18 months: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/01/15/diary-blog-15-january-2022-including-an-outline-of-the-failure-of-the-latest-jew-zionist-attempt-to-prosecute-me/.
As blogged above, I was on this 5 years ago: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/05/30/one-mans-extremism-is-another-mans-struggle-for-liberty-and-justice/
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“Abortion is Healthcare”. Really? That f… bitch should be put through a meat-grinder, very slowly….
What a way to start the weekend! (LOL)
Look at her Twitter profile. Yet another crazed American lesbianka.
New homes are going to be built, exclusively for Afghan and Ukrainian refugees. There is no limit to our generosity. What would it take for the British people to rise up?
That’s quite incredible! I never would have expected something like this to be flagged as a potential sign of far-right extremism. I agree with the assessment that the people running the Prevent scheme have been tendentious idiots. It’s shocking that they would flag some of Britain’s most beloved sitcoms and literature in that way.
To my mind, this (“Prevent”) is a basically amateur effort pretending to be a serious intelligence, security, and “counter-radicalization” programme. It is what happens when a number of pretty mediocre ex-police and ex-military people are allowed to run rather wild, and to develop their own agenda without really having the experience or intellectual basis to do so effectively.
Not my opinion only. The recent official review supports my view.
See also my blog from 4-5 years ago