Category Archives: Katie Hopkins

Diary Blog, 22 November 2022, with more on the ongoing “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook” Twitterstorm

Morning music

[Blues and Royals, London]

On this day a year ago

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That is, as tweeted above, a worthwhile-seeming crowdfunder: see https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/heather-booth-3?utm_term=Gde7678Nq.

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Re. “Jack Monroe”:

The “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook” storm shows no sign of abating, with more and more stories coming out about vulnerable and actually poor people (i.e. unlike “Jack Monroe”) being, in effect, fleeced.

What was her fee? Or did she do it for the publicity and msm “validation”?

Same thing happened with the threat(s) by “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook” to sue (in defamation) MP Lee Anderson and political commentator Martin Daubney. It appears that (so far— she has about 5 months or so left in which to launch an action, in principle), not only has no legal process been launched, but there has been no pre-action correspondence as mandated by the Pre-Action Protocols of the Civil Procedure Rules. Chances are that “Bootstrap Cook” never will sue those two, or anyone else.

The Katie Hopkins case was different. Ms. Hopkins had no arguable defence and was a sitting duck. “Jack Monroe” got £24,000 damages, while the claimant’s lawyers got, in effect, Ms. Hopkin’s house, that had to be sold in order to satisfy the costs order made. About £300,000.

Ha ha. Of all the products from the “Jack Monroe” fantasy factory, the “I was so poor that I had to boil down soap to make shower gel” (and/or “shampoo“) claim must be among the top few in the utterly-ludicrous stakes. It actually makes me wonder whether she makes up ever-more-fantastical stories just to see where the gullibility of her supporters stops; meaning at what point do they wake up to such lies, and/or stop donating to her (lifestyle)?

I suppose that it is just possible that she actually did boil down soap to make shower gel, mad and implausible though that would be; in my opinion, she never did.

I myself like Waitrose Sea Moss shower gel. It costs 90p for a bottle that lasts maybe 3 weeks (with me, at least; used once daily). No-one is going to tell me that buying soap, boiling it somehow, despite energy cost, and then somehow making shower gel out of it (is that even possible?) is cheaper than spending about 30p a week on proper shower gel. Also, Sea Moss from Waitrose is not even the cheapest; no doubt Aldi, Lidl, Tesco have even cheaper alternatives.

Or one could just shower with soap, as did previous generations.

Same goes, mutatis mutandis, for shampoo, except that soap would not be so good in that role.

What I find incredible is how long she has been able to keep this going. It says a lot about how poor the UK msm is that no journalist has thought to investigate her claims or to find out which (if any) are actually true. And where are the “consumer watchdog” journalists and TV talking heads? Hundreds if not thousands of people appear to have been duped or bamboozled into sending money— tens, and maybe hundreds, of thousands of pounds.

Meanwhile, millions of people are in real poverty and get nothing, or very little.

Advice from what seems to me to be a rotten cook (not that I can cook much either, admittedly) about how to make curry by opening a tin of sardines and a can of peaches, mixing the two together with curry powder and heating the mixture in a microwave, is not very helpful, in my opinion. Frankly, it sounds terrible. I would rather open the sardines, put them on a piece of toast, then eat the peaches separately later. In fact, I should prefer a plain baked potato to that mixture.

Ha. In fact the “award” mentioned was an “Observer Food” award a few months ago, voted for by Observer readers, few of whom are “poor” or “struggling”. In fact, the voters are exactly the same sort of people (and quite likely the very same people) who support “Jack Monroe” vocally on Twitter. The Guardian is of course the sister paper to the Observer.

Activism“, meaning “promoting oneself as a campaigner, and making a lucrative career out of it“…

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The present government has no idea how to stop the flow, and no real wish to stop it. Google “Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan”.

Britain must become a white northern European ethnostate (again).

It is not, fundamentally, a question of “hate” but based on the concept that only the European peoples can provide the basis for the next advance in human evolution.

667 “mugs” and/or dupes, as of today; thousands of pounds month after month, in cash (minus Patreon fees).

“Jack Monroe” is not a lawyer, and not a consumer law expert or anything similar. Her only known job (as far as I know anyway) was answering the telephone at a fire station or call centre, and that ended about 11 years ago. Her “Bootstrap Cook” thing is far more lucrative, it seems.

People in financial trouble need accurate advice, from trusted sources.

As of today, 667 “patrons” (mugs and/or those who are unaware of the storm now enveloping the “Bootstrap Cook”); I believe that there were over 800 earlier in the year.

As blogged earlier, only in a country where real journalism is all but dead would someone be able to do all that without facing serious questions after a while.

Still, look at “Boris”-idiot, who was able to fool much of the UK that he was a highly-intelligent, cultured, and serious, statesman, when none of those three are true (four things, if you include “statesman“). All it took was the fact that he had attended Eton and Oxford, and the expression of a few rote-learned Greek and Latin phrases. He also was “enabled” by a corrupt and stupid msm.

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I have to say that —as readers have noticed— I am now far less favourable to “Jack Monroe” than I once was, or even since I published my assessment of her on 30 September 2022: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/09/30/diary-blog-30-september-2022-including-an-assessment-of-jack-monroe-aka-the-bootstrap-cook/.

Incidentally, I thought that the monthly maximum that “Jack Monroe” was extracting from each of her “patrons” (mugs) on Patreon had been reduced to £10, but it turns out that £44 is still the max. Her monthly take-home pay from that source alone, for doing absolutely nothing, is therefore between £2,334.50 and £29,348, minus the Patreon fees, if any. In cash. Every month.

Late music

[Akademgorodok, Western Siberia, in Autumn]

Diary Blog, 15 November 2022, including thoughts about world population; also more about Ukraine

Afternoon music

[river Stour, Suffolk]

On this day a year ago

Tweets seen

More interesting to me than the content of the above (not uninteresting though it is) is the fact that Katie Hopkins has been allowed back onto Twitter.

I also am minded to return to Twitter, and with “blue tick”, mainly in order to promote my blog, but also in order to mock (simply by being back on Twitter) the Jew-Zionist pack that had me expelled in 2018; also, to irritate the self-promoting would-be “celebrities” etc who managed to get those blue ticks previously.

I would not go quite as far as that, in that I am unsure as to whether “Jack Monroe” had fraudulent intent right from the start. I concede, though, that her evident lack of interest in paying back monies taken (or even engaging with former donors) does give a rather poor impression, at the very least.

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/09/30/diary-blog-30-september-2022-including-an-assessment-of-jack-monroe-aka-the-bootstrap-cook/.

I have held similar views, and have expressed them, for some 40+ years.

I have come to the conclusion that “Jack Monroe”, aka “Bootstrap Cook”, is about 1% positive for society, and 99% negative…

The more I have learned about her, her behaviour, and her whole contrived sales pitch, the less I have been inclined to be favourable to her and it.

Many people really want to “believe”, though, and prefer to shut their eyes to the facts. As of today, and despite months of increasing online and even msm disquiet around the “Jack Monroe” “brand”, 665 mugs are still remitting to her up to £10 a month, every month, via the website Patreon.

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I agree with her on those particular points (but not on many others), though I struggle to accept that a self-describing “journalist” seems to be only semi-literate.

I may be mistaken, but I think that I read some time ago that she was a student at Durham University. Literacy seems to be dying out in the UK, as witness the product of all the “Justins” and “Emilys” scribbling for the online Daily Mail and other news outlets.

Re. the behaviour of half-Jew Raab, people should also be asking the question as to whether Raab behaves like that because he is not up to the job. It is a frequently-seen phenomenon in people who want the status of a powerful job but who are not really up to doing it.

Williamson’s rise to power and influence (he is probably washed-up now) was indeed puzzling, a fact that I noted in my 2019 assessment of him: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/05/02/deadhead-mps-an-occasional-series-the-gavin-williamson-story/.

Ukraine

As I predicted, Russia will now run an “oblique war” strategy, just as the Americans have done in the past in some parts of the world. In between the first Gulf War and the second, the actual invasion of Iraq, the Americans, via both sanctions and other measures, followed by missile attacks, did what one analyst called “breaking every bone in Iraq’s body without killing it“. That meant degrading and eventually destroying the electrical power infrastructure and, inter alia, the water and sewerage systems (the latter, in Baghdad and elsewhere, relied on electricity, not gravity).

Ukraine was already a “failed state”, more or less, before this war. Now it is a facade, propped up by Western aid, arms, ammunition and military training help. Economically, it is on its knees. Now, its electricity generation and distribution systems are also being reduced.

I would not write off Russia in this war.

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Paging Jack Monroe“…

World population

https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/

News on the car radio this morning: there are now over 8 BILLION humans on Earth. In 1960, the figure was 3 billion. In other words, the world population is now not far from triple what it was only 62 years ago.

The detail is important, though. The rate of increase has slowed almost to a halt. Also, most of the population of the world is in a small number of countries: China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and a few others; and most of the increase in population is also in those and a few other countries.

The population of the USA has grown greatly in the past 60 years, but is now growing by only 0.1% annually. The same is true of many advanced countries. Some are not growing at all, others are growing only because of non-white immigration, but their core ethnic group is declining. Russia. Germany. UK. France.

There is now another factor: see https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/nov/15/humans-could-face-reproductive-crisis-as-sperm-count-declines-study-finds.

I have previously mooted the idea that the number of human or humanoid souls rushing into incarnation (so as to experience the type of civilization we have presently while it still exists) has perhaps, arguably, come to a halt. That is, if you like, a “spiritual” explanation for the material effects noted in that newspaper report.

For me, the world must have a smaller population, perhaps 10% of what now exists, perhaps even smaller. It is equally important that that population be mainly white Northern European. See https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/26/the-tide-is-coming-in-reflections-on-the-possible-end-of-our-present-civilization-and-what-might-follow/.

It is possible to lay the foundation, or the foundation of a foundation, for a later much higher level of evolution, a “super-race” if you like.

ss

You carry in your blood the holy inheritance of your
fathers and forefathers. You do not know those who
have vanished in endless ranks into the darkness of the
past. But they all live in you and walk in your blood upon
the earth that consumed them in battle and toil and in
which their bodies have long decayed.

Your blood is therefore something holy. In it your parents gave you not only a body, but your nature. To deny your blood is to deny yourself. No one can
change it. But each decides to grow the good that one has
inherited and suppress the bad. Each is also given will
and courage.

You do not have only the right, but also the duty to pass
your blood on to your children, for you are a member of
the chain of generations that reaches from the past into
eternity, and this link of the chain that you represent
must do its part so that the chain is never broken.

But if your blood has traits that will make your children
unhappy and burdens to the state, then you have the
heroic duty to be the last. The blood is the carrier of life. You carry in it the secret of creation itself. Your blood is holy, for in it God’s will
lives.”   

[SS Verlag: material for instruction of the Hitlerjugend]

Late tweets seen

Either this incident was accidental, or the explosions are a false flag by the Zelensky regime, created to drag NATO into war with Russia. Either way, it was plainly not a deliberate attack on Poland, and thus should not trigger Article 5 of the NATO treaty.

In any case, now that states such as Poland, the Baltic states etc belong to NATO (which should never have happened), Article 5 should be abrogated. It is now nothing less than a dangerous trigger mechanism which may put all of Europe (and quite possible both the USA and Russia as well) to sword and flame.

This situation has been caused, at root, by the reckless NATO support for the Kiev regime. This is not our fight, and never has been.

Late music

[Odessa seafront under threatening skies]

Diary Blog, 14 November 2022

Morning music

[VDNKh after overnight rain, Moscow]

On this day a year ago

“Jack Monroe”, “Bootstrap Cook”

Saw many tweets lambasting Waterstones for promoting the latest Jack Monroe book, Thrifty Kitchen, to be published in January 2023 at a cover price of nearly £20, but already discounted to £9.99. I wonder whether the “Bootstrap Cook” brand is now damaged beyond repair. Still, 665 mugs are still paying Jack Monroe between £3.50 and £10 a month each as an absurd act of virtue-signalling, so I imagine that she is pretty sanguine (so long as the thousands of pounds continue to roll in monthly).

I also saw this:

“Mark Lewis Lawyer” is not much of a threat to people who, even if they have libelled someone (not always as clear-cut as many imagine) have defences such as “truth”, “honest opinion”, “publication on a matter of public interest”, and/or either absolute or qualified “privilege”.

I have assessed and written about Mark Lewis several times over the years, though not recently (in fact not since 2018 or 2019). I would dispute that any of what I have written about him is actionable, but in fact he has never even threatened me with a defamation action, no doubt because he knows that he would lose, but also because he knows that my financial circumstances (both capital and income) are now such that even any victory in court would be of little use when any damages and costs awarded could never be collected. See below for more about Lewis.

As for the “Bootstrap Cook”, her libel victory over Katie Hopkins was inevitable. It took no legal skill at all, or very little, in my view, bearing in mind that, as far as the libel itself was concerned, it had occurred because Katie Hopkins had demonstrably said something untrue about Jack Monroe (apparently mistaking her for the obscure socio-political scribbler Laurie Penny) that had caused Jack Monroe serious harm. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_v_Hopkins.

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurie_Penny.

It occurs to me that the “Bootstrap Cook” may have become a little gung-ho about libel actions after her easy victory over Katie Hopkins, who not only had to pay Jack Monroe £24,000 but also to sell her house to pay the £300,000 legal costs of Jack Monroe, a goodly chunk of which went, no doubt, to “Mark Lewis Lawyer”. Probably a third or so.

Not all defamation actions are so simple, or the awards and costs so easily collected.

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I continue to watch the situation. See also https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/09/30/diary-blog-30-september-2022-including-an-assessment-of-jack-monroe-aka-the-bootstrap-cook/.

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Well, there it is: Indian “clever boy” and money-juggler, Sunak, has no arrows in his quiver, except to make everyone in Britain poorer. The real economy will dive next year.

After that, read the books of David Irving and Correlli Barnett.

(talking about the pathetic yet sub-terroristic “Just Stop Oil” idiots).

When will the Matt Hancocks of the Westminster monkeyhouse be punished according to the full measure of their deeds?

Why would anyone take Arnold Schwarzenegger seriously? Just an Austrian bodybuilder who struck lucky in the USA and married into its political Establishment. A puppet on a stick.

Ignore” them, or get them?

Finance-capitalist dystopia

God…how sad. “MAID” refers to this: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/medical-assistance-dying.html.

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The (whites-only) referendum of 1992 which ended apartheid resulted with nearly 70% in favour of ending that applied concept and, in effect, in favour of handing over power to the ANC: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_South_African_apartheid_referendum.

Tragic. Those idiots thought that their way of life would be mainly upheld if they appeased the ANC. How wrong they were. Gave up their historically-conferred right, and what for? A comfortable life, a swimming pool, rugby, an SUV in the drive, a beer in a sports bar, golf, and no outright war.

Had they only held on for a short while, South Africa as a white European-origin country would have survived. The collapse of the Soviet Union and its satellites meant that funds and arms to the black rebels would have been cut off. Cuba, so prominent in so-called “liberation” struggles in Africa (Angola, Mozambique, South-West Africa/Namibia etc) was also cut off from Soviet funding after 1991, and had to withdraw from Africa.

The white population could have accelerated real apartheid, laagering the white populations mainly in specific parts of the country, as already planned for, and creating autonomous black zones and regions.

South Africa could have defended itself easily, with its powerful armed forces (including a navy, an airforce, as well as army); it even had atom bombs (six, which were dismantled in the mid-1990s). Other very advanced weapons too.

Water under the bridge now? Yes, but the white and the black populations continue to suffer the effects, not of white rule but of black rule.

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British society has not been so rigged, fixed (in both senses) and socially-immobile for a century or more.

Behind such decisions, the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan. The UK (and all of Europe) to be favourable to non-white invaders.

A black woman accused of doing a very similar thing is due in criminal court in Bristol in January 2023.

Afternoon music

I was partly brought up on, and still love, the lush music of John Barry, the popular easy-listening music of a post-1945 Western civilization now in crisis.

I like this, too:

[painting by Joyce Norwood]

Income inequality can be social inequity

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/nov/14/chairman-greggs-millionaires-more-tax-jeremy-hunt
Ten years ago, in the epilogue of my book Bread: The Story of Greggs, I stressed the need for the astonishing increase in top earnings in Britain to be curbed. At that time this was considered a serious problem. Yet despite the best efforts of many influential public voices, this position never translated into policy.

Sadly, since then, the growing divide has become even more extreme.. The richest 10% of households now hold 43% of all the country’s wealth, according to the Office for National Statistics. The bottom 50% hold only 9%. We now have 177 billionaires in this country, up from just 29 in 2010, with a combined wealth of £653bn. The difference between very wealthy and less well-off people has become obscene.”

[Ian Gregg, in the Guardian]

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…and that thick creature is now a Bencher of my old Inn of Court, Lincoln’s Inn. He is welcome at the Inn, whereas (by reason of Jewish plotting) I was wrongfully and unlawfully disbarred in 2016 and so automatically expelled from Lincoln’s.

In what kind of England is a thick non-white such as Lammy more welcome than me? It’s just mad. A system like that does not deserve to survive.

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

Late music

[painting by Volegov]

Diary Blog, 30 September 2022, including an assessment of “Jack Monroe”, aka the “Bootstrap Cook”

Morning music

[Volegov, Morning at St. Remy de Provence]

On this day a year ago

“Jack Monroe”, the “Bootstrap Cook”: an assessment

I have blogged (briefly) previously a few times about the person known as “Jack Monroe” (originally Melissa Hadjicostas, half-Greek Cypriot), whose rather clever nom de plume is “Bootstrap Cook”.

The name Jack Monroe is now her official name, it having been adopted by deed poll.

In the past, I was content to be at least neutral towards “Bootstrap Cook”, in that I felt that anyone putting almost anything into the public domain that might help the millions of financially-struggling people in the UK deserved at least a chance.

This is what Wikipedia has to say: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Monroe; her own website is here: https://cookingonabootstrap.com/.

Incidentally, this blog is written in the English language, and therefore does not refer to a woman (whatever her views or proclivities) as “they” or “them”.

“Ideological” criticism of “Bootstrap Cook” has come mainly from two directions. The first group would be those connected to or supportive of the “Conservative” regimes of 2010-present. They tend to say that there is no justification for the campaigning of “Bootstrap Cook” to raise State benefits etc, and that any food poverty that exists exists because the individuals subject to it cannot “budget” properly, or do not know how to cook cheap wholesome food.

An ignorant point of view (though not without a small kernel of truth, as with many basically lying narratives), which infuriates many, especially when expressed by the likes of Iain Dunce Duncan Smith, the MP who has also been a huge expenses blodger and fraudster, and who claimed vast amounts on his Parliamentary expenses (even a £39 hotel breakfast) while —as Secretary of State for the DWP— taking money away from people living in real poverty.

The second group who tend to criticize “Bootstrap Cook” are those who agree with much of her campaigning on benefits etc, but who say that she actually “enables” attacks on benefit recipients by reason of her claims that a family of 4 can be fed well on £20 a week or less.

Now, however, a third group has joined the fray, being those who claim that they and/or others have been taken for a ride by “Bootstrap Cook”, and that she is a “grifter”, or even an outright fraud, who has sold goods and services which were never delivered. These critics also claim that much of the “Bootstrap Cook” back-story is untrue, or embellished.

For example, it is said that “Bootstrap Cook” was either never in poverty herself, or was so for no more than 18 months. It is said that at least part of her financial difficulties were caused by her own (apparently past) alcohol and/or drug abuse. It is said that she makes up implausible stories about her past financial predicament, such as “having to” sell her little son’s beloved dinosaur toy to raise money (really? How much money would that raise? £1? £2? And how cruel is that, assuming the story to be true?).

It is also said that her parents are not badly-off financially, that they own buy-to-let property, and that her paternal grandfather was a millionaire. In other words, that “Bootstrap Cook” always had a financial lifeline. I have no idea whether, or to what extent, that may be, or may have been, the case.

Recently, following a storm of criticism on Twitter, “Bootstrap Cook” deleted her Twitter account, though others claim that she is merely taking a 40-hour “rest” from Twitter, and will return. Why 40 hours and not (as with Jesus Christ) 40 days, or whatever, I have no idea.

One of my few blog posts which mentioned “Bootstrap Cook”: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/08/25/diary-blog-25-august-2022-with-a-few-thoughts-about-poverty-and-living-through-hard-times/.

One aspect that interested me, as a former barrister, was the tendency of “Bootstrap Cook” to threaten some of her critics with legal action. A few years ago, “Bootstrap Cook” sued Katie Hopkins in libel.

Ms. Hopkins had libelled “Bootstrap Cook” entirely mistakenly as to the facts, had no defence whatever, and should have backed down and got out with minimal damage when she could have but, like many maximalisti, found sorry the hardest word, and so was hammered: £24,000 in damages, and very large legal costs. Ms. Hopkins had to sell her house in St. Leonard’s (the best residential district in Exeter) in order to pay those legal costs.

“Bootstrap Cook” retained as her solicitor Mark Lewis, the Zionist Jew who now lives in Israel, though he has also a professional foothold in London. His no-win no-fee cases have often been controversial.

I have blogged about Lewis in previous years, most recently in 2019: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/11/update-re-mark-lewis-lawyer-questions-are-raised/.

I have to wonder how nice a person “Bootstrap Cook” is, if she is on friendly terms with someone such as Lewis.

As soon as people started suggesting, a month or two ago, that “Bootstrap Cook” was somewhere between “grifter” and fraudster, out came the Twitter threat that Mark Lewis and libel would be wheeled out (frankly, not so much of a threat— by no means have all of Lewis’s cases been brought to a successful conclusion, and when he was censured and fined by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority about 4 years ago, his Counsel said that his fine should be reduced because his only possessions were his clothes, a mobility scooter. and a private pension worth £70 a week).

In fact, when “Bootstrap Cook” threatened libel action against Conservative Party MP Lee Anderson [Con, Ashfield] (in May of this year), nothing ever came of it, as far as I know:

Food journalist and activist Jack Monroe hinted at legal action against Anderson after he commented in an interview that “She’s taking money off some of the most vulnerable people in society and making an absolute fortune on [sic] the back of people”.[36] [Wikipedia].

It may be that Anderson will face legal action, but I have certainly not seen any news about an action having been launched. See https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/may/15/food-writer-jack-monroe-sues-tory-mp-claims-she-makes-fortune-poor-lee-anderson; and https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/20141345.southends-jack-monroe-sue-lee-anderson/.

The Guardian says “sues“, but the Independent said “hints at suing“, and I have seen nothing on the Mark Lewis Twitter output to the effect that he ever was “instructed” (the Guardian, again) on the matter. He may have been, he may not have been. I might add that all the news reports are from 15-16 May 2022; nothing since then.

Was Anderson right, though? As I have said, I was willing to cut “Bootstrap Cook” some slack, because in recent years, the past ~15 years, the social security system has become inadequate, pay for work has also become generally inadequate, and millions are struggling both to eat and keep sheltered and warm. My view was that any useable advice was, well, useful.

I still think that (despite the fact that, to me, many of the recipes of “Bootstrap Cook” do look like a dog’s dinner, and despite the fact that many disagree with her costings etc).

More serious criticism is that she has actually been making a pretty good living out of Patreon donations, while never or rarely providing the extras offered in exchange.

When I last looked, “Bootstrap Cook” had at least 800 Patreon donors giving a minimum of £1 a month. £800 a month. In itself not bad. When you consider that the suggested minimum is £3 a head, the total increases to £2,400 a month (perhaps). I have seen a tweet where the tweeter claims, truthfully or otherwise, to have been donating £44 a month. Well, you see the point. “Bootstrap Cook” must have an income from Patreon alone of between £800 and (?) perhaps as much as £8,000 a month. Or more. That’s before one takes into account book sales, other donations, paid (?) TV appearances, other appearances etc. We do not know.

Not that “Bootstrap Cook” claims poverty, these days. No, she claims, as I understand it (and perhaps truthfully) a degree of “precariousness” in her life and finances, and she is certainly not alone in that. It is almost the norm in the Britain of 2022.

“Bootstrap Cook” has a number of defence mechanisms. One is to threaten defamation actions, but the more usual tactic is to claim the shield of disability, and she has about two dozen options there.

A further defence tactic is, I read, to set her fanatical fans (she apparently calls them “flying monkeys“) onto any critics, and I have certainly seen tweets where mentally-disturbed fans have come close to suggesting violence against anyone daring to utter critical words.

The problem here is that “Bootstrap Cook” has become a totem for a certain tribe of virtue-signallers. Not really “the poor” but more the sort of people who like to think that they are socially-progressive etc. Facts do not matter to those people, belonging to the “right” tribe does. cf. “Covid”, Ukraine, “Black Lives Matter” and, of course, “FBPE/Remain/Rejoin” etc.

When you consider that someone who claims to be able to feed a family of 4 for £20 a week might be said to be, arguably or in effect, saying that UK benefits are perfectly OK and need not be increased, is that really something positive or not?

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It is better to be a little naive than very cynical, but the world makes it hard…

As many have noted, this whole Bootstrap Cook thing is more like a creepy cult than anything. It’s as if a lot of fairly affluent or at least not poor people have decided that supporting “Bootstrap Cook” —right or wrong— validates their evenings of going out, their Netflix subscription, their holidays in Cuba or Costa Rica, their new cars, and in fact their whole comfortable existence.

In fact, it reminds me of the “indulgences” sold by the Roman Catholic Church before the Reformation.

Not that that is necessarily the fault of the “Bootstrap Cook” herself.

Look at the loonies below, believing what they want to believe:

Well, if you can believe that the “royal” Mulatta is a sadly-abused “princess”, then believing that a poverty campaigner, who seems to be making “a nice little earner” out of it and naive followers, is a modern Joan of Arc, must be easy enough.

Well, that’s enough. There are hundreds of other tweets in similar vein.

As blogged previously, my view is that Bootstrap Cook’s stuff may well be of interest to many, though —as already said— much of it looks to me like carbohydrate-heavy food often presented like a dog’s dinner.

I do not think that “Bootstrap Cook” set out to defraud anyone, and it may be that she has no such intention now, but it does seem that legitimate questions about her fundraising have been asked by a number of donors, but not answered by her.

If people think that they are somehow accomplishing something by subsidizing the not-uncomfortable lifestyle of that person, then that is their business, in a sense, but it is legitimate for others, arguably more clear-minded, to ask “where is the money going?“, “is any of this true?“, and “are people being tapped for money under false pretences?“.

I can also see that her fans seem to be, almost entirely, not the truly poor but more those who are not “poor” but who support her “non-binary” profile, the “gender bender” aspects, and the general “government must do more for the poor” activism aspect.

I think that it is legitimate to question, not only “where the money went” (or goes), but also, whether in reality Bootstrap Cook has actually influenced government, or large enterprises such as ASDA (it seems that one or two supermarket chains were actually paying her for advice or consultancy or something).

Poverty is a huge problem in the UK now. Anyone claiming to be expert in it must expect searching inquiry.

Is this all really just a morning TV virtue-signal writ large? After all, at the end of the day, the decisive question is what government does or fails to do.

I personally have no animus against “Bootstrap Cook”, but my view of her has certainly become far less positive over the years since I first heard of her.

I do think, also, that if you claim that a person can feed healthily on £5 a week, you are really playing into the hands of swine such as Dunce Duncan Smith, Esther McVey, Therese Coffey etc.

I think that anyone wanting to help “the poor” could probably do so more effectively via GoFundMe or local foodbanks than by subsidizing the lifestyle of “Bootstrap Cook”. Perhaps I am mistaken, but that is my firm view and opinion.

On a wider point, we have in the UK this msm thing whereby TV channels or shows like to have a “go-to” list. Brexit discussion? Call Farage. Free speech discussion? Call Toby Young. Poverty discussion? Call Jack Monroe. And so on.

Thus you get “activists” who are really just “famous for being famous activists”. The Caroline Criado-Perez phenomenon. A hundred thousand or a million Twitter followers but, outside Twitter etc, really unknown and without real influence.

Of course, the msm now like to feature (supposed) “experts” who are, if possible, young, female, and black. “Bootstrap Cook” is not black, but as “Meatloaf” once opined, “two out of three ain’t bad“…

Well, there it is. I prefer to concentrate on other and larger issues really, but felt that I should examine the above first, after the recent Twitter storm in a teacup.

[Update, same day: I happened to see an assessment by someone else. An investigative and/or opinion piece. https://katieroche.net/jack_monroe_investigation_main.html]

[nb: any further updates will be at the foot of this blog article]

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All that the doomed “Conservative” Party had to do, to consign Labour to the bin, was select a leader to succeed “Boris”-idiot who was even slightly competent. It failed to do so. Endex.

The implications are clear: either the Con MPs get rid of Liz Truss as soon as they can, and put in someone who at least looks semi-competent, or the Con Party will be near-finished by next year. Same goes, of course, for Kwarteng, Cleverly, and Coffey.

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Ha ha. Yes, that ghastly little bastard Schofield is one of the worst people on TV in the UK; and, yes, it is peak contemporary Britain, just like…well, there are just too many examples around…

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TV detective drama

I, among others, including recently Peter Hitchens, have written about how NWO/ZOG propaganda is now embedded in TV dramas, “soaps”, ads etc. See https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/12/10/tv-ads-and-soaps-are-the-propaganda-preferred-by-the-system-in-the-uk/.

A good example was seen the other night. A new detective drama called Karen Pirie.

Set partly a few decades ago, partly in the contemporary era, even the older setting, in St. Andrews, Scotland, decades ago, had a black character appear. In a small town in what seems to be a bleak part of Scotland (I have never been there). Then we are introduced to the two detectives now investigating the cold case. One a small Scottish woman, the other a black or half-caste…

I do not have a great deal of patience with films or TV shows. If they do not catch the interest after 15 mins, switch— OFF. I gave this one 20 mins. A bloody bore, poorly conceived and worse-acted.

This evening, I saw an old episode of Wycliffe [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wycliffe_(TV_series)]. All characters more or less credible, and what I like best about Wycliffe is that it manages to catch the atmosphere of Cornwall well, from what I recall from when I lived there. It does not rely on cliche (most of the time, at least).

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One or two white children, out of over 30. Scotland’s future? In the centre of the photo, Scotland’s supposedly “nationalist” leader…

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Update, 3 November 2022

In the month since I wrote about “Jack Monroe”, the “Bootstrap Cook”, the storm around her murky financial arrangements has become fiercer yet. A few tweets:

Her “free lawyer” is or was the egregious Mark Lewis, a Jew who lives in Israel, though he is connected to a small law firm in the UK.

I have blogged extensively about Lewis in the past:

He is sometimes described, inaccurately, as having become a “pro bono” lawyer who works for free, out of quasi-charitable motives, whereas he in fact seems to work on a “no win no fee” basis, which is not at all the same thing.

“Jack Monroe” has tweeted that she still has several/many months in which to sue the MP Lee Anderson and the politico Martin Daubney. In theory, up to a year after the alleged libel, but the relevant Practice Directions do say that the courts will still expect any claim to be made expeditiously, so not, e.g., 10 or 11 months after the alleged libel.

The courts may (probably will) penalize even a successful defamation claimant (“plaintiff”, as was) in both award and costs if the action is not brought expeditiously.

How do I know this? Because, though not now a barrister, I was one until a pack of Jews cobbled together a false complaint against me in 2014 (I was disbarred, wrongfully and illegally, in 2016): see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/. I am rusty on the law here and there, but keep up to some extent (enough).

As my blog assessment said. Virtue-signalling Guardian/Observer readers for the most part.

https://awfullymolly.com/2022/11/03/jack-monroe-saint-or-scammer/

Diary Blog, 22 August 2022

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On this day a year ago

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[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…

I think that I shall self-censor at this point…

Ellwood again. The “Conservative” MP from some kind of diplomatic or intelligence family background, who is now a colonel in the Reserves (TA, as was) 77th Brigade: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobias_Ellwood; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/77th_Brigade_(United_Kingdom)#Activities.

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).

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Yet more censorship on the Twitter forum. A Chinese level of “control” is being exercised.

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Diary Blog, 29 July 2022

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[Kreisleitertagung auf der Ordensburg Vogelsang vom 22.-29.04.1937]

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…”in your nothing I hope to find my everything” [Goethe, Faust; Faust’s reply to Mephistopheles].

The white Northern Europeans of today are an embattled minority, with many flaws but who, nonetheless, are the only community capable of forming, together with the Russians, the foundation for a quantum leap in evolution which can in turn trigger the formation of a germinal super-race on this planet.

You carry in your blood the holy inheritance of your
fathers and forefathers. You do not know those who
have vanished in endless ranks into the darkness of the
past. But they all live in you and walk in your blood upon
the earth that consumed them in battle and toil and in
which their bodies have long decayed.

Your blood is therefore something holy. In it your parents gave you not only a body, but your nature. To deny your blood is to deny yourself. No one can
change it. But each decides to grow the good that one has
inherited and suppress the bad. Each is also given will
and courage.

You do not have only the right, but also the duty to pass
your blood on to your children, for you are a member of
the chain of generations that reaches from the past into
eternity, and this link of the chain that you represent
must do its part so that the chain is never broken.

But if your blood has traits that will make your children
unhappy and burdens to the state, then you have the
heroic duty to be the last. The blood is the carrier of life. You carry in it the secret of creation itself. Your blood is holy, for in it God’s will
lives.”

[SS Verlag: material for instruction of the Hitlerjugend]

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I have blogged on previous occasions about Zeppelins and other airships. I remain convinced that, with advances in technology, they have a great future. Anyone wanting to read my earlier blog posts and comments can search for them using the search box on the blog.

What was that about “sanctions hurting Russia“?…

All so unnecessary, but of course “Ukraine”, just like “Covid”, “monkeypox” and “climate change”, has just been weaponized by transnational conspirators in order to implement a global agenda for the “New World Order” [NWO] conspiracy/consensus.

Poke the Russian bear and see what happens…

“Prepping” may not be easy in Europe, compared to other parts of the world, but is worth looking at all the same. Our whole civilization is now in danger, not from Russia, “Covid”, or even “climate change”, but from parasites within the body politic of the West itself.

Yet the NWO/ZOG propaganda says that Russia “is losing“: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11058709/There-no-path-economic-oblivion-Putin-Russia-LOSING-financial-war-West.html.

Just remind me: who is having to turn off heating and hot water? Russians? No, Germans. Who are facing heating bills 4x the level of a year ago? Russians? No, British people.

Who is to blame? Russians? No— the leaders of the Western NWO/ZOG “international community”.

Incidentally, even the (((NWO/ZOG))) Daily Mail is hedging its bets: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11060909/UK-energy-bills-Britain-forced-turn-lights-like-Germany.html.

The lights are going out all over Europe“…

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I certainly do not agree with “Bootstrap Cook” that the solution to those problems is to “nationalize everything” (though I would not say no to railways, some energy supply, water supply, effluent disposal etc), her tweets here have some force.

I agree particularly with her that topping-up inadequate pay via Universal Credit is conceptually misconceived; I have always said that. It rewards economic enterprises which are poor-paying employers. It subsidizes economic enterprises via taxpayer monies, in effect. Basic Income is a better way to go, for all its defects or problems.


“The devastating impact of Covid-19 litter on Earth’s wildlife: Shocking photos snapped in 23 countries show animals tangled in face masks, disposable gloves and other personal protective equipment”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11061119/Shocking-photos-snapped-23-countries-wildlife-tangled-face-masks-disposable-gloves.html

[Daily Mail]

You still see cranks, though not many now, wearing facemasks. I notice that almost all are of pensionable age. Probably thoroughly brainwashed to do what “authority” says, even though in this case “authority” (in 2020-2021) consisted of idiots such as “Boris”, Little Matt Hancock, “Professor Lockdown” (Ferguson) and similar total cretins.

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The truth seems to scald some people…[https://rusi.org/people/kaszeta].

Interesting, a specialist in chemical and biological warfare. Sounds furious. I wonder why…

…and Jews are not even mentioned in the cartoon. What was that quotation from Stendhal?

“They” are behind most of it. “The usual suspects”. The “you-know-who” (((element))).

If you have not yet worked out that the NWO/ZOG matrix pretty much controls Twitter, you have not been paying attention. Twitter is a massive scam, a con operation that has had untold billions pumped into it, and has scarcely ever, in all its years of operation, come close to turning a profit.

I blogged some time ago about how I was sure that Elon Musk was too intelligent to buy Twitter. Guess what? He has withdrawn. He obviously found out what a con the whole thing is.

Why was it set up? In order to monopolize free speech on important subjects, then to destroy that free speech.

Yes, there are innumerable other platforms, but they are either small and basically of little account (eg GAB), or are repositories (like Tik-Tok) not for significant discussion or exposition, but for blacks, Koreans… whoever…to dance to silly tunes, or for amusing clips of animal life.

Most of the interesting alternative voices on Twitter have been removed from Twitter in recent years, from David Icke and Patriotic Alternative to Katie Hopkins and Tommy Robinson (and others, including me, eventually removed in 2018, after a pack of Jews had plotted to get me out for years).

Another msm drone. “Global Editor@TBIJ. Columnist@TheNewEuropean. Co-host The New Conspiracist podcast. Author. Trustee@EJNetwork and @TheMediaSociety. He/him“…

I favour clemency where possible, so do not necessarily agree with the above, but for 8 years, the forces of the Kiev regime have been targeting civilians in the Donbass region. Terrorism by any other name. Apart from which, this is almost a civil war; it is certainly not a declared war in the international law sense. All the same, surely it is better to keep prisoners for exchange or ransom?

What the voters of Britain, certainly of England and Wales want, but completely unconsciously, is a contemporary, and less military-oriented, form of National Socialism. Call it social-nationalism, “national rebirth”, even “National Socialism with a human face” if you like. A country that is evolving higher in all ways, not degenerating. A European-race country. A country that takes care of its citizens, rather than virtue-signalling and inviting the dregs of the Earth to infest our land.

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Diary Blog, 11 June 2022, with latest thoughts on the Ukraine situation

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This week brought another victory over political journalist John Rentoul: he scored 5/10, but I trumped that with 7/10. I did not know the answers to questions 1, 3, and 5. I admit to having guessed no. 10, but fair’s fair…

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From the horse’s mouth: the effects of the half-****** “Brexit” carried out by part-Jew chancer and liar “Boris”— an increase in non-European, non-white, immigration.

Of course, it is all too easy to eulogize the past, but a basically white Northern European society can progress; in our age, the black/brown societies cannot, which is why the forces of Evil support and promote “multiculturalism”, because it results in a never-ending cycle, the Eternal Recurrence, as Nietzsche put it.

In the 1970s, whatever problems Britain had could be solved, in principle. Now, with a far larger population generally (70 million instead of about 56 million) and huge non-white populations as part of that, I am not optimistic that problems can be solved. The direction of travel is downward.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jun/09/uk-social-mobility-tsar-wants-focus-on-small-steps-not-giant-leaps

Quite. Tweeter “@sorrelish” is right. Sophie Corcoran must come from the “George Osborne” school of social observation.

Seems that Sophie wants to make a well-paid “career” of making would-be “edgy” socio-political remarks, though naturally not “antisemitic” ones (the acid test…), in the manner of wastes of space such as Tom Harwood or, previously, Katie Hopkins, Toby Young etc.

Would-be “edgy”, rather than truly iconoclastic…

Interesting news from USA

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10905799/San-Francisco-ditches-progressive-chief-prosecutor-crime-tolerance-writes-TOM-LEONARD.html.

The USA has been heading down the road to chaos for a long time…

…and guess what? The sinister Jew conspirator, Soros, is up to his neck in it. Again.

Every. Single. Time.

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I wonder how many millions, or tens of millions, have died there as a result of other medical conditions left untreated (etc)? We shall never know.

“Lockdowns” are mad as well as tyrannical. Same goes for the facemask nonsense and, in general or mainly, “social distancing”.

Ukraine

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/10/ukraine-casualty-rate-russia-war-tipping-point

The Russian forces in Ukraine east of the Dnieper river are doing what I expected, though far more slowly than I expected. They are squeezing and trying to encircle the large Ukrainian forces in and around the Donbass (southeastern Ukraine). This is the main industrial area of the country and is already, effectively and mostly, in Russian hands, with pockets of resistance in places.

I had expected Russian forces to advance north and south from the areas of Kharkov and the Sea of Azov coast respectively, then forming a line through Zaporozhye and Dnipro, and up to/down from Kharkov, thus cutting off all Ukrainian forces east of that line.

The Russians have not done what I expected, perhaps because of supply problems, perhaps also because of the apparently successful Ukrainian counter-attacks in the Kharkov area. The Russians may have redeployed forces formerly in the Kharkov area further south, around Izyum and Lisichansk.

The present focus seems to be on the town of Severodonetsk.

Instead, there seems to be an attempt at a more limited encirclement, involving about a third of the area mentioned above.

The Guardian is reporting that Ukrainian casualties, both killed and wounded, may top 1,000 per day. Even the lower estimate of 600 per day would not be sustainable for long. The Russian attrition rate is believed to be far less now, partly because the Russian forces have a longer-range capacity:

“...with an artillery overmatch of 10 or 15 to one, according to the Ukrainians, it may well be that the invaders’ casualty rate is far lower at the moment, because they are able to deal death from a greater distance to defenders who cannot see them.” [Guardian]

Ammunition is certainly running short on the Ukrainian side, again by their own admission. Vadym Skibitsky, the deputy head of Ukraine’s military intelligence, has said Ukraine is using 5,000 to 6,000 artillery rounds a day, and has “almost used up” its stockpile of Soviet 152mm standard shells. It is now relying on Nato-standard 155mm howitzers; it is unclear how many of these it has.” [Guardian]

Western support is still in place, as shown by the UK announcement to supply a handful of – perhaps three – multiple rocket launchers this week, even if Kyiv said almost immediately it wanted many times more. But it is Russia’s forces that have found a way to advance in the Donbas, raising the question of whether the three-month war is at another turning point.” [Guardian]

If Russian forces can succeed even in this more limited encirclement, they will capture huge numbers of prisoners (usable as bargaining chips), and territory, but also will more easily be able to overrun much of the territory of Ukraine east of the Dnieper and south of Kiev and Kharkov.

If the Russian forces succeed in their present operation, then I would expect them to attempt something akin to the larger encirclement of territory suggested at the top of this blog post. There may be relatively little opposition by that time. Also, the open and flat rural landscape will play to Russia’s strengths.

At that point (assuming that Zaporozhye, Dnipro, and perhaps Kharkov are all taken or bypassed), a very large assault on Kiev might be prepared.

I am assuming that the Ukrainian side is talking about their shortages of arms and ammunition in the hope that the UK and US (etc) will provide more and better. Maybe they will, maybe not.

That might be the case were Kiev seriously threatened. NWO/ZOG seems to want to provoke further conflict, so who knows?

Michael McFaul

I keep seeing hawk-like anti-Russia tweets from one Michael McFaul, Professor McFaul, of Stanford University (California). Turns out that he is a former U.S. Ambassador to Russia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_McFaul.

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How can a more advanced society be created with such as those? In fact, how can even a reasonably-decent society, such as ours still (just-about) is, even be maintained? It cannot.

Desperate fighting, akin to the WW2 battle for Stalingrad, though on a far smaller scale.

So constructed ~1972. Ironic that the Soviet Union finally became at least liveable only a decade or so before its collapse.

The Jew Zelensky and his whole cabal know that their main chance is to lure the NATO allies deeper and deeper into this war, until —in effect— NATO forces are fighting Russian forces. Unfortunately, the largely Jewish-controlled or strongly influenced msm in the UK, USA and elsewhere are pushing Zelensky’s line, and his demand for more and heavier weaponry, and for more ammunition, rockets etc. If acceded to, that could lead to a nuclear war in Europe, and indeed across the USA, as well as across Russia.

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Diary Blog, 23 March 2022, with more about Ukraine

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Ukraine

Both sides in what is now the war in Ukraine are running short of supplies, we read. Perhaps. The Russian forces can be resupplied overall, though there may be greater shortages in some specific geographical areas, but the Ukrainians (civilians and fighters) in the cities surrounded cannot be resupplied. Kiev itself is not completely surrounded, as yet.

Ammunition may be a bigger issue for the Ukrainian side than for the Russians. In any case, the weapons of most importance for the Ukrainian side are not small arms, but those donated free of charge by, mainly, the USA and UK— anti-tank and ground-to-air systems, able to be deployed by individuals or small groups. Without those weapons, Russia would by now be far more ahead in achieving its immediate tactical objectives.

Having said that, the civilians and soldiers in the besieged cities of the south and east cannot survive for long without food. Those cities will probably fall quite soon. When they do, huge Russian forces will move from the south and from the east towards Kiev.

I note that Zelensky is again calling for talks with Russia. He knows that he cannot win, as such, and so wants to stabilize the situation (eg by extended ceasefire, and open corridors) before cities now surrounded and under attack surrender or are destroyed.

Russia is going to win this war, in the short to medium term, even if most of its territorial gains are turned into scorched urban and rural wastelands. What happens further down the line is an open question.

This is not a war between very different nations and peoples. It is somewhere between that kind of war and a civil war. In the past, during the Russian Civil War (1917-1922), Ukraine was a battlefield between several contending forces: Bolsheviks, White Guards (pro-Tsarist anti-Bolsheviks), Ukrainian nationalists, and German forces, among others: see [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_People%27s_Republic].

[territory of Ukraine during the years 1917-1920; a far larger area than in 2022]

The events of 1917-1920 in the Ukraine form the background for the famous novel, The White Guard, by Bulgakov [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_White_Guard].

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A fairly dull Labour Party careerist, and System drone: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Sheerman. Some of these idiots calling for war with Russia seem to forget that a. the UK now has only about 15,000 truly battle-ready soldiers now, b. the RAF’s capabilities (including transport) are now very limited, and c. even one Russian nuclear missile —and they have up to 6,200— landing on London would pretty much destroy the UK as a society, and economy, and state, and for about 50-100 years.

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Preliminary note: good to see that one of the worst Jew-Zionist and/or pro-Israel troll accounts on Twitter, “@GnasherJew”, has been suspended (again). Last time, the usual online “claque” of Jews put up a huge scream, much noisy protest (as usual— absolutely typical), and the account was reinstated. Let us hope that this time the ban will be permanent.

The activities of Jew-Zionists such as “GnasherJew” are the major reason why Twitter, and the comment-Internet generally, has gradually become rather dull; the more interesting Twitter accounts, including my own, and those of David Icke, Katie Hopkins, Alison Chabloz, Patriotic Alternative, and many many others, have been removed. It would be good to see at least some redress, even if not the nemesis that certain malicious Jew-Zionist trolls deserve.

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Looks like you really cannot fool all of the people all of the time…

Looks like Indian “clever boy” Sunak’s stock is falling faster than the value of Ukrainian industrial shares…

If Parliament were at least entirely white and British by origin, without blacks, browns, Jews etc, or mixtures thereof, that alone would certainly not solve our national problems, but it would be a start.

Something similar is coming to the UK. Remember wise words from nearly a century ago:

While I am sorry for the civilians caught up in the Ukraine invasion, and also for their companion animals, the Kiev regime, headed by the decadent Jew clown Zelensky, is an integral part of the NWO/ZOG plan, which is why it must be toppled and crushed.

Why is he even in the UK?

Nearest city square. Firing squad. End (in an ideal world, that is…).

I disfavour the judicial death penalty, in fact, but the UK is getting to the point where something will eventually have to be done, not as judicial punishment, but as a public health or social health measure, mandated by the executive.

While I have no personal knowledge of whether the Russian claims are true or not, I did blog quite recently about my own visit to the Porton Down biological research station in Wiltshire, on which visit I was accompanied by the then Ukrainian Ambassador to the UK, Mr. Komissarenko, himself a trained biochemical scientist. He was, more recently, director of exactly such a laboratory in Ukraine. Even Wikipedia notes that fact.

That visit was in 1994, or maybe 1995: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/03/06/diary-blog-6-march-2022/.

Soon, the Covid police state measures come up for renewal in Parliament. Suddenly, we have these scare stories appearing. “Join the dots”, as they say…

“Journalism” and/or similar occupations used to be, at least reasonably, literate. Look at the above tweets. Four sentences, yet three egregious errors: “Stamer” for “Starmer”, “train” for “trail”, and “deceit” for “deficit”.

Pay peanuts, get “university”-“educated” monkeys, I suppose.

As for the substance, it is clear that relatively few members of the public trust or respect either main System party, yet there exists no real alternative; no social-national party or movement has arisen. I discount ridiculous fringe figures such as Jayda Fransen, Anne-Marie Waters etc. In any case, a social-national leader must at least be a man, as a bare minimum.

Crypto-Jew, of course. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeleine_Albright#Early_life_and_career.

Incidentally, she was never really a “refugee“, as claimed. Her father went from Yugoslavia (where he had been a “Czech” diplomat), to the UK in 1939. She was later, after WW2, sent by her father from, again, Belgrade to school in Switzerland; from there, she once more went to the UK, then (in 1948) to the USA. She did not suffer in any way from “Nazis”, or indeed Communists.

Incidentally, Albright’s Jewish parents stole artworks from the flat in Prague which they occupied after WW2: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeleine_Albright#Art_ownership_lawsuit. Albright retained possession of the paintings as an adult. She never returned them.

Some fools on Twitter are claiming that the said artworks were owned by Jews and taken by “Nazis”. The usual faked propaganda has really ingrained itself in many little minds. The paintings were in fact always owned by Germans who lived in Prague until expelled at the end of WW2. The “Albright” Jew family then stole them. See https://web.archive.org/web/20140714202550/http://www.praguepost.cz/archivescontent/31921-germans-lost-their-art-too.html.

Even on the worst reading, what the Russians have done is not even 1% of what the Americans did in, inter alia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Serbia, Lebanon, Central America, Vietnam, Syria etc.

[https://kyivindependent.com/business/kyiv-keeps-supply-chains-open-amid-defense/]

These loonies are everywhere now, it seems in the USA more than the UK, but I have little or nothing to do with schools, so I may be wrong.

Is (any of) this true? I do not know.

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Diary Blog, 27 February 2022

[centre of government, Kiev]

On this day a year ago

If I say so myself, my comments on the Labour Party in that post have aged well.

Peter Hitchens on Ukraine

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-10555573/PETER-HITCHENS-West-acts-tough-Russia-just-feeble-stand-China.html

As Hitchens says, much of the blame for creating the conditions that led to the present situation in Ukraine can be traced to certain neo-cons in Washington DC and New York City. Hitchens mentions Paul Wolfowitz [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Wolfowitz], but there were many others who are guilty, not least the Jew economist Jeffrey Sachs [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Sachs; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Sachs#Advising_in_post-communist_economies; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Sachs#Economics].

Sachs’ cretinous plan for “capitalism in 100 days” in early 1990s Russia killed, by its implementation (in part) and also by its influence, millions of Russians and, by extension, Ukrainians, via starvation and by lack of care and services. Does that count as a “holocaust”?

In fact, most of the Washington neocons were Jews. Not only that, but many, perhaps most, of those (from both Soviet and other backgrounds) who profited from Russian misery under Yeltsin were Jews.

I can understand why Hitchens feels unable to mention the Jewish background of most of the guilty: for one thing, he is himself partly-Jewish; for another, he would lose his Mail on Sunday column immediately, so infested has the UK msm become.

Comments about Ukraine

I’m told I am supporting the invasion by saying we provoked it. But if I warn a child that, if he annoys a wasp, it will sting him, am I supporting the wasp?“[Peter Hitchens in The Mail on Sunday].

And now here we are again, in a moralising frenzy. The BBC, which insisted on strict neutrality between Britain and Argentina in its coverage of the Falklands War, flings itself into an ignorant and one-sided coverage of the Ukraine crisis.

A leading presenter proclaims, from a city he weirdly calls ‘Kyeeeev’, that Ukraine is a ‘European democracy’, in which case he is very easily satisfied.

As my old friend Edward Lucas, no friend of Russia, put it in the Daily Mail yesterday, Ukraine is a country where ‘oligarchs run media empires, with politicians and officials on the payroll.

The judicial system is a festering mess where arrests, prosecutions and verdicts are used as score-settlers between political and commercial rivals. 

Senior positions are bought and sold. Healthcare and education are plagued by kickbacks. The security service, the SBU, is infested with intrigue and sleaze – and penetrated by Russian agents of influence’.

Justified outrage over the terrible harvest of war would be more convincing if we had paid more attention to the hundreds of civilian casualties, many of them inflicted by Ukrainian armed forces, in and near the breakaway regions in the country’s East.

It would also be more convincing if our political and media establishment had not supported the Nato bombing of Belgrade in 1999 (with major civilian casualties); the crazy invasion of Iraq in 2003; and the forgotten Nato bombing of Libya, also with its toll of dismembered children killed in supposed ‘surgical strikes’.”

[Peter Hitchens in The Mail on Sunday].

NATO had outlived its original usefulness by the time the Soviet Union finally disappeared in 1991, but the “New World Order” [NWO] cabals were not going to let that happen.

I am accused of treachery, or of being an apologist for Russia, for urging a different view on this crisis. Surely this is how dissent is treated in dictatorships.

I write this as a British patriot. How was it in our interests to provoke a war we cannot win, and cannot even fight, against a country which is not, in fact, our enemy?” [Peter Hitchens in The Mail on Sunday]

Yet half-Jew MP Tom Tugendhat would have Peter Hitchens, and others who are against this crazy demonization of Russia, to be charged with treason! He has urged amendment to the Treason Act, no less.

How can Tugendhat pretend that Britain is at war with Russia? If it were, Tugendhat would no longer exist, neither would the House of Commons, or London. Think about that, you evil idiot.

Tugendhat poses as ex-officer, but his military career consisted (it seems entirely) of paper-shuffling in the Territorial Army: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Tugendhat#Military_career.

Still, a significant NWO/ZOG drone, who wants to be Leader of the Conservative Party, and Prime Minister. I hope that that unpleasant would-be dictator never achieves his careerist goal.

By the way, part-Jew Tugendhat wants to expel all Russians from the UK; he has explicitly said so. I have a different idea about who should be expelled…

See also: https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/tom-tugendhat-and-the-worrying-rise-of-russophobia

I see that the Tugendhat family emerged, in modern times, from the town formerly called Bielitz, in Silesia, now called Bielsko-Biala, and within Polish territory. I visited that town twice (in both 1988 and 1989) and stayed there (in 1988, for a number of weeks; in 1989 for a week or so).

I see from Wikipedia and Google Earth that Bielsko has changed very considerably over the past 35 years: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bielsko-Bia%C5%82a.

[street in Bielsko-Biala, Poland; the town was rather more shabby in 1988-89]
[major thoroughfare in Bielsko-Biala, Poland. If I am not mistaken, I was caught by the police in 1988, illegally crossing the road by there (up on the left of the photo), given a hard time, albeit briefly, and fined on the spot. Poland was strict about “jaywalking”— I was caught again the following year, in Warsaw. I must be a recidivist…]

Feeble Labour

The (((occupied))) Labour Party under Jewish-lobby puppet Keir Starmer becomes ever more feeble. As it has done ever since Starmer replaced Corbyn after the 2019 General Election, all it can say about the Ukraine policy of the Boris-idiot government is “me too!” or “me too! but do it more harshly and more efficiently!

I happened to see ridiculous creature David Lammy on a news broadcast, wanting Ukrainian refugees to enter the UK. In fact, I have little objection to that, in principle. After all, they are white Europeans. Also, they are at least genuine refugees, and are only fleeing by reason of large-scale dislocation, of which they are “innocent” victims.

The devil is in the detail, in the numbers, bearing in mind how stressed and indeed swamped the UK’s services and infrastructure already are, and how crowded the UK now is.

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I do not agree entirely with that. The offensive has been far too sluggish. It should have started weeks ago, and been prosecuted with more elan.

Stalin would already have shot a few generals by now.

What was required was a swift, overwhelming and mighty Blitzkrieg to secure all strategic objectives and, exactly by so doing, to keep the civilian population from harm.

I see that Griffin’s Twitter account is now restricted and cannot be searched for by name on the Twitter website. How long before he joins me, David Icke, Katie Hopkins etc in being expelled from Twitter?

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[Motherland memorial, Volgograd]

Cartoon seen

The caption on the left is in Russian and says: “there is your enemy— the Khokhol (or Kakhlak)” (derogatory term for Ukrainian), with Jew pointing.

The righthand caption says, in Ukrainian, “there is your enemy— the Moskal” (derogatory term for Russian), with Jew pointing.

The explanation below the cartoon refers to the Russians and Ukrainians being played off against each other.

I do not necessarily “endorse” the cartoon, but it indicates what some people in that part of the world think. It is true that the Ukraine/Kiev regime is basically Jewish, and that the Putin government is at least strongly influenced by Jewish and Israeli interests.

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I remember when that happened. The Ukrainian regime tried to deprive the inhabitants of Crimea (95% of whom are Russian) of water. The Russians in Southern Russia had to divert water to Crimea from elsewhere.

The Kiev regime has issued an open invitation to any and all foreign adventurers, freebooters, and criminals, to present themselves at the border of the Ukraine and be issued with a weapon and (I presume) ammunition, no questions asked. What could possibly go wrong?

If any of those volunteers are captured in the field, and under arms, they may well end up getting shot.

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Made me laugh amid the unfolding tragedy…

The comment (in Turkish) apparently means “the only winner of this war will be the USA, and the loser will be humanity“. For “USA” read “NWO” I suppose…

A 1999 piano concerto that sounds like 1899

Interesting. The composer was about 73 when it was written.

More Ukraine thoughts

Zelensky may agree to talks, but if Putin agrees, it will be only to try to placate the West. Unless his forces get totally bogged down, he has no incentive to talk seriously. The Ukrainians are running out of fuel, ammo, food. Russian forces are in, though not yet controlling, Kiev, Kharkov etc.

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C5%ABcija_Gar%C5%ABta]

Magnificent. Another composer rather neglected, at least in the West (she was Latvian).

[Shishkin, Forest before Storm]

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This is terrible. An octopus can recognise an individual human. It is not some kind of seaweed, to be callously-treated, killed and eaten.

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An unusual piece by a composer of whom I had never heard until today (and who is herself playing in this 1932 recording).

Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Carmen_Eckhardt-Gramatt%C3%A9] was born in Moscow in 1899, and lived in Paris, Berlin, Vienna and elsewhere before emigrating to Canada in 1953. Her husband, Ferdinand Eckhardt, an art historian (and officer of the Wehrmacht during WW2) was loyal to Adolf Hitler and the Reich [https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Eckhardt].

A scratchy old recording, but worth hearing.

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“In war, truth is the first casualty“…

The tweeter is a Republican state senator in Arizona. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendy_Rogers_(politician).

John Simpson is, of course, part-Jew.

They can destroy but never create. They could never create a civilization. They can only crawl over ours, ruining it.

Cartoon seen

Latest from the EU hypocrites

Remainers in 2016: “the EU protects civil rights…yay!

Remainers in 2022: “the EU has banned Russian TV network RT completely…yay!

Cretins.

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Ukrainians“?

99%+, if not 100% of the unlawful “volunteers” will be white. Guaranteed.

Not really. The self-describing “Left” will just comply with whatever the System and its msm tell them to do (as with the “panicdemic”).

Quite.

Late thoughts

The slide into confrontation with Russia has been swift. It is reminiscent, though it has progressed quicker, of the situation in Afghanistan in the early 1980s. Supply of weapons in order to “help” the invaded country. Look what happened there. This is even more likely to lead to a general conflagration.

Supplying weapons to the Kiev regime will not help the people of Ukraine. It will deepen the conflict.

Germany is supplying about 1,500 ground-to-air missiles to the Kiev regime. That is not far removed from being a direct participant in a war.

The Russian invasion has been badly-handled. Instead of a swift and overwhelming assault, particularly on Kiev, it is developing into a stagnant battle of attrition.

Russia now has no choice but to use more force in order to secure its objectives. More force. More death and destruction. More harm.

There is something fated about all this. What will the end be, either soon or in 5-10 years’ time? Massive warfare all across Europe? Nuclear war? The feeling is not optimistic.

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dora_Peja%C4%8Devi%C4%87]

Diary Blog, 31 December 2021

Morning music

[“At the end stands Victory!“]

Unacceptable

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10356667/Worlds-ten-richest-people-gained-400-BILLION-2021.html

No-one wants innovation to stop, but it really is unacceptable for any one individual to control (“own”) more than a billion pounds. In fact, I would put the maximum at a hundred million.

Would young inventors and/or “entrepreneurs” be discouraged from inventing or working because they might end up with “net worth” of a mere £100,000,000? I doubt it.

In fact, society should look at an income cap too, perhaps somewhere around £500,000 (after tax).

Further, there should be a limit on the amount of land any one individual or company can hold.

Tweets seen

The former SIS Chief, Sir Richard Dearlove, suggested something similar last year but seems to have been shut down.

The “West” seems to be afraid of confronting not even China itself, but the very idea that China may have, even if only accidentally, released the virus. At root, the “Western” leaders do not want to have to confront China itself, because that would mean having to punish China. Punishing China would not be easy (whether the punishment were military or economic), would damage the West itself, and might lead to ferocious retaliation.

MPs and ministers who are now floating the idea of mandatory “vaccination” injections for the whole, or the vast bulk of, the UK population, are effectively State terrorists. If they succeed in passing laws or regulations of that sort, they must be prepared to face the consequences.

Vale, et in memoriam

I happened to see that Twitter activist Maureen Fitzsimmons has died: https://voxpoliticalonline.com/2021/12/30/tributes-pour-in-for-left-wing-social-media-activist-maureen-fitzsimmons/; and https://dorseteye.com/maureen-anne-fitzsimmons-a-warrior-for-us-all/.

While we were not exactly on the same ideological page, and I knew nothing about her beyond what she tweeted, she often supported me online in years past, and sometimes retweeted my tweets (until a pack of Jews had me expelled in 2018).

I have seen hundreds of supportive tweets about her this morning, the testimonials only marred by a few unpleasant tweets by two or three fanatical Jew-Zionists (anonymous, hiding under rocks, as usual). They have even attacked, via insults on Twitter, her grieving sister and family. “They” really have no decency, and that comes out constantly; they cannot disguise it. Ingrained…

Other tweets seen

Is the huge and increasing deception in the msm one reason why (apart from the fact that he is a white man) Adam Boulton left Sky News? Was he unwilling to continue? I wonder…

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Regret the red flag but, after all, Sovietism, like original National Socialism, has now passed into history.

Labour Party

Regular readers of the blog will know that I was never very favourable to Corbyn. Poorly-educated, not hugely intelligent, and not a defender of Western (i.e. European, or European-origined) civilization. His worship of the blacks and browns was particularly absurd, as was his Meccano-level political canon and understanding (“No pasaran!“, “Cable Street” etc).

According to his ex-wives, he never reads a book, a trait he shares with the part-Jew, part-Levantine poseur presently occupying the office of Prime Minister.

Corbyn was never really or properly “anti-Semitic” either, despite the claims made by the Jewish or Zionist lobby. He always paid lip-service to the “holocaust” farrago, for example. Also, while he may have opposed Jewish/Zionist exploitation in Israel, he never came out and opposed it vocally in the UK, France, or elsewhere (eg USA). Weak.

Corbyn was let down by most of his MPs, not least “near-beer” post-Stalinist John McDonnell, someone who “thought he could be king” only to find that he was a political mugged pensioner.

Having said that, Corbyn was conspired against from the start by an Israeli and UK Jewish cabal; as soon as he became Labour Party leader. His only chance was to go all-out for social nationalism, but he was personally incapable, constitutionally, of doing that.

In fact, the tweet I have reposted above makes good points. The fault lay not with Corbyn but with Labour, and its whole ethos and raison d’etre in a post-Thatcher and, more significantly, post-1989 world, where old-style socialism, in all forms, has died (unless you include a few odd enclaves such as North Korea).

Keir Starmer, the Jewish-lobby’s favourite, and now puppet-leader of Labour, is only level with, or ahead of, the present idiot Prime Minister because that idiot is simply not fit for his office. That has impacted the opinion polling vis a vis the two main System parties.

All the same, look at the Labour vote in recent by-elections: North Shropshire— 10%; Chesham and Amersham— 1.6%.

My view is that, if the Conservative Party ditches Boris-idiot in 2022, then it will overhaul fake “Labour” easily, so long as the new PM is a white man (or woman).

Starmer has nothing to say except “Labour supports most of what the Conservatives are doing, but the Government should be doing more of it, and better, while down on one knee to the blacks [actually to the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan conspiracy] and also wearing a facemask.”

More societal craziness

Just saw a series of tweets by some crazed Jew, to the effect that non-Jews playing Jewish roles in film is “antisemitic” and should be decried as inadmissible “Jew-face”, just as it is becoming the politically-correct standard now that non-blacks (i.e. Europeans or European-race people) should not play black roles, because that is inadmissible “blackface”, even when it has hundreds of years of cultural provenance, as with Othello, the Moor of Venice. (and does that mean that only North Africans should play Othello? He is not a black African, after all). What nonsense it all is!

What about Jews playing non-Jews (Europeans)? Apparently that is OK…; also OK (it seems) is when a black plays a European (i.e. white) role. Even Anne Boleyn was recently played by a black woman, American at that!

The double standard again. The Great Replacement. White Genocide. Oh, and I bet that, with almost all of that, there is a Jew behind it…(if I am wrong, send me the details, i.e. evidence, and I shall update this part of the blog; I shall not be anxiously waiting, though).

Some film and video with “blackface”:

An actor playing Othello, the Moor of Venice, becomes obsessed. The full film:

Below, the Black and White Minstrels (UK, 1960s/1970s), harmless mass entertainment now considered (by the “woke”) wickedly “racist”…:

Below, black “Anne Boleyn” (not), with a black courtier to boot!

Anne Boleyn

Is black “Anne Boleyn” (and all those Grantchester and Endeavour episodes where half the population of towns and villages in 1950s or 1960s England is black or brown) “racist”, or “cultural appropriation” (as well as presenting a false picture)? You decide. Take a look (((what))) is behind most of it.

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Ah, so it is OK for a Jew to have a “kindred, bone ancestral feeling“, but not white Northern Europeans? Are there a few of our people beginning to awake? I hope so…

For God’s sake, anyone reading this and who has never heard of the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan— Google it, and read about it.

Look at that and listen to what she has to say.

I have not had any “vaccine” for “Covid” or anything else connected with the “panicdemic”, and will not be having anything. Any attempt to compel me to do so will be taken by me as a declaration of war by the State and its agents upon the citizen (in this case, me). Anyone enabling or facilitating such an attack will be considered as guilty. I apprehend that many echo my sentiments and my resolve.

Oh, and meanwhile…Labour Friends of Israel drone, Lucy Powell, has not only been urging censorship of dissident views online in respect of the “panicdemic”, but also (quelle surprise) in respect of so-called “antisemitism””:

Yet Lucy Powell claims to be interested in “the civil liberties of everyone“. Oh, really? Needless to say, she has never said a word in defence of (inter alia) me, Alison Chabloz, David Icke, Katie Hopkins, and all the thousands of others facing attack (often from the Jewish lobby), expelled from Twitter, and/or losing jobs and professions etc.

This is Lucy Powell:

“In September 2018, Powell introduced legislation in the House of Commons to ban secret, private, invite-only groups on Facebook and hold moderators legally responsible for hate speech or defamation on forums.[26][27] She is a member of Labour Friends of Israel.[28]” [Wikipedia] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_Powell.

Labour has to be reduced to rubble, even if at the cost of continuing this stupid government of incompetence.

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[https://unherd.com/2021/12/progressives-have-sacrificed-liberalism/]

Amazing compilation. Ecce the wonderful medical “experts” and scientists!

Were there any true satire left on UK or other Anglosphere TV, this would bring the house down; instead we have BBC “house-serfs” such as Paul Merton, Ian Hislop etc, all laughing at what they are allowed to laugh at, just like the old Soviet “satirical” magazine, Krokodil. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krokodil

Essentially, the System allows the (well-paid/bought) “comics”, the Hislops, the Mertons, the Jimmy Carrs, the Al Murrays, to laugh at white people, “anti-vaxx” people, people wanting to stop mass immigration; they are very certainly not allowed to laugh at Jews, blacks, most browns, facemask zealots, pro-vaccine obsessives etc.

We are at least in the forecourt of a police state, but one posing (for now) as a caring, sharing, rainbow-“nation” state.

Personal picture

I saw for the first time in years this picture of me aged 10-11, sometime in 1967. Middle Harbour school, Mosman (Sydney, NSW). (the “5R” refers to year 5 and the name of the schoolmaster, Mr. Riddle).

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54 years ago. I still recall the Christian names or surnames of a few of them, and a few details about them. Incidentally, I am the rather confident-looking little fellow in the second row up, third from the right, with striped tie, arms folded.

The black girl in the centre was an Aboriginal who spent part of the year at the school, and part with her family in the Northern Territory, thousands of miles away; some kind of Federal government integration programme.

I wonder how life turned out for them all…

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Wishing all well-intentioned readers of my blog a happy 2022.