Category Archives: David Irving

Diary Blog, 1 June 2022

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[panorama of Prague and the river Vltava]

On this day a year ago

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Historically, Russia usually wins in wars of attrition.

Time will tell.

Looks like the Turks are avoiding the Zelensky regime.

I was expelled from Twitter in 2018, by reason of a conspiracy by a quite small but well-funded pack of Jews.

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I was living in the USA when a lying Kuwaiti girl claimed to have seen atrocities committed by Iraqi troops at a hospital in Kuwait City. Her lies were accepted unquestioningly by the “free” American msm (and, therefore, American people, most of them): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nayirah_testimony.

Stormy weather…

[Incidentally, “Nina Byzantina” is the nom-de-plume of Nina Kouprianova, the former wife of American “alt-Right” luminary, Richard Spencer: see https://observer.com/2017/09/interview-nina-kouprianova-wife-of-alt-right-leader-richard-spencer/; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_B._Spencer]

Also incidentally, I am just listening (unusually; I rarely do that) to a podcast on which a Dr. Richard Spence (I think not the same, despite the similar surname) was a guest; may be of interest: https://espionagehistoryarchive.com/2016/05/19/dr-richard-spence-espionage-secret-societies-the-occult/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_B._Spence; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_B._Spencer

Another interesting (written) piece from the same blog: https://espionagehistoryarchive.com/2016/05/13/kgb-cia-counterintelligence-martha-peterson-ogorodnik/#more-1221.

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I can only imagine that the tweet of “Steve Lawrence” is some kind of joke.

Something that has struck me in the past decade, when I have been a serial visitor (not usually as patient) to NHS hospitals, is the lack of any restful, peaceful atmosphere. It must be terrible to be unwell and not only have to live, and sleep, in a ward full of strangers but also with the amount of noise of all sorts. Like being in a busy railway station.

I never saw Ricky Gervais stand up for the free speech rights of, inter alia, me…or Alison Chabloz, or David Icke, or Jez Turner, or David Irving (etc)…

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Diary Blog, 18 October 2021

Our unconquerable children!

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Apart from which, I have seen many tweets making the very good point that the recent assassination of an MP has made not only headlines but almost all the UK news for days, and the police and MI5 have been running round in circles every bit as much as the msm.

On the other hand, as those same tweets point out, “ordinary people” (not MPs) are now stabbed in numerous incidents every day, most are killed (not all, admittedly) by blacks and browns, and the news stays on the crime pages of the newspapers, or in local newspapers. It rarely gets onto TV news.

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The self-designated “elite” maskless, while the serving staff and bodyguard staff are masked. There have been many recent clips and films exposing the double-standard. This is not a small or petty point. It goes to the heart of the facemask nonsense and, indeed, the whole “panicdemic”. Social control using both law and applied psychology on a mass scale.

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Royal Navy loses its way

https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/israeli-defence-firm-agrees-120m-deal-with-the-royal-navy/

So the Royal Navy, the inheritor of the legends of Drake, Raleigh, Nelson, Captain Cook, Trafalgar, Jutland, the River Plate, the Bismarck, the Battle of the Atlantic etc, now has to turn to Israel to train its people?! Shameful…

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

Jewish terrorism in the UK of the 1960s

I see that a Jewish scribbler who writes for, inter alia, the Daily Mail, seems to be enthusiastic about the Jewish thugs and other criminals who were part of the “62 Group”, formed in 1962 to attack the meetings of, but not exclusively, Colin Jordan. They also attacked social-national people caught alone in the streets etc.

The “62 Group” was modelled on the equally-thuggish “43 Group” of the mid-1940s.

It is, as bank managers say, “disappointing” to see the BBC make a drama series, Ridley Road, glorifying such criminals; disappointing but not surprising, as infested as the BBC now is.

I have not yet seen the TV drama in question, but I imagine that it is very cardboard cut-out, with the Jews all wonderful, brave, daring etc, and the social-national people largely unpleasant (and, of course, “wrong”) etc…

Here are the tweets I saw today:

[late update: the original tweet is now invisible, because the Jewish journalist (Nicole Lampert) referred to above has locked her Twitter account, probably only temporarily]

The reply is from one Stephen Applebaum (who also sometimes trolls on Twitter under the name “@rattus2384”, and who is a fervent supporter/activist for the tiny but well-funded “Campaign Against Antisemitism” or “CAA”). His reply seems to imply, at least, an attitude impressed by the (alleged) fact (I did not know it) that the once-famous hairdresser Vidal Sassoon used knives as part of his “activity” with the “43 Group”. Very topical, with criminals stabbing people ranging from MPs to “ordinary citizens” in 2021 Britain. The Wikipedia entry for Sassoon glosses over that aspect: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidal_Sassoon.

Not everyone, though, supports vigilantes, as at least one further reply to those tweets indicates.

The “62 Group” also included such as Gerry Gable, a half-Jew who, with others, burgled the home of historian David Irving [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Irving] in 1963, and who eventually (in the late 1970s or 1980s) married (small world) a much younger half-Jewish woman, Sonia [nee Hochfelder], whom I actually met a few times in 1976, when she attended a few meetings of the League of St. George. She even had a drink with me once.

A couple of cautionary points: firstly, the Wikipedia piece about David Irving is plainly very (((biased))). Sadly, Wikipedia is rather “infested” in some parts of its output.

Secondly, re. Gerry Gable, Sonia Gable/Hochfelder and their Jewish “antifascist” Searchlight magazine (which featured me a couple of times in the 1970s, and again in 1993, I seem to recall), a Google search turns up all sorts of allegations about them which may or may not be accurate.

The 1993 mention of me in Searchlight came after I wrote a short letter to the Independent newspaper, criticizing the then-quite-new “globalism” as it affected the post-Soviet European space from the Atlantic to the Urals. I was looking for it recently via Google, now that it is clear that I have been proven right.

Those mentioned above are now either dead or aged. Sassoon died in 2012, Gable is 84, and David Irving is 83. I think that Sonia Hochfelder was about a year or two older than me, which would make her 66-68 now.

As for Colin Jordan [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Jordan], I occasionally corresponded with him in, I think, 1975 or 1976 (I think the former). He (unsurprisingly!) thought little of my proposal that he subordinate his people and resources to me (aged 18/19 at the time)… His letters came from some farmstead in Yorkshire.

Looking now at Jordan’s Wikipedia entry, I see that he only died in 2009, a fact hitherto unknown to me. I had assumed that he had died many years before, maybe in the 1980s. His longevity, like that of Glazunov, surprises, despite 85 not being terribly ancient these days. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Glazunov#Death.

Still, the ripples of those 1960s and 1970s days are still with us today. The “62 Group” may have passed into —and become a footnote to— history, but one of its Jewish toughs, Gerald Ronson [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Ronson], aged about 23 in 1962, is now (via a family trust https://ronsonfoundation.org/cst/) one of the main bankrollers for the “Community Security Trust” or “CST”, the Jewish-Zionist strongarm and snooping org, which has 90+ full-time employees and had, in 2020, an income of over £11 million: https://cst.org.uk/about-cst.

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Diary Blog, 6 August 2021

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Interesting, and reminiscent, in my view, of those Hindu pictures showing Krishna in the middle.

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/cornwall-radio-host-singer-graham-5752152

While I hear what Nick Griffin says, I think that it is wrong to kick someone who is down, particularly on these facts, and particularly when the individual concerned has been targeted by both the malicious “Campaign Against Antisemitism” [“CAA”] fake “charity” and the collusive NWO/ZOG police state.

Where I tend to agree with Griffin, if that is part of his point, is that broadcasting podcasts etc has only a limited utility because podcasts etc have only a limited reach. I myself had not heard of the defendant concerned until his arrest some months ago. I had not heard any of his material.

If I, someone interested in political and dissident matters, had heard nothing of that defendant (not even his name), how many members of the public generally will have heard of the man or his material? Few, it seems to me.

Of course, it is wrong that the defendant was ever prosecuted, and the sentence (for expressing opinions) savage (akin to what might happen in jurisdictions such as Belarus).

My own persecution by the Jewish-Zionist lobby, particularly the fanatical “CAA” (even many Jews disown them) has been persistent. See, inter alia, these experiences from 2014-2017: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

Freedom of expression on social, political and historical topics should be absolute. It is good news that the Law Commission has recommended the repeal of the very bad law known as Communications Act 2003, s.127, but that has not happened yet. Meanwhile, other repressive laws may soon be enacted, and the Zionist lobby continues its evil and malicious activity.

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As I have frequently blogged, the self-describing “Left” (pseudo-socialist tendency) has nothing to say any more; nothing to say at all about ways to improve society, nothing to say to the British people. All that such one-time rebels and would-be revolutionaries now have is a farrago of nonsense based around “anti-racism”, “anti-sexism” and “anti-fascism”.

The result of the above is that their biggest joy is to see someone, labelled “Nazi” or “fascist”, “deplatformed”, i.e. expelled from Twitter or Facebook, or (best of all) sacked from a job or a professional status. To that end, the “socialists” laud to the skies the titans of contemporary capitalism: Google, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook etc, and loudly proclaim that the “deplatformed” have no right of appeal, because such organizations are private-enterprise bodies with “terms and conditions of service” that cannot be appealed against…

How pathetic is that?! The one-time world-shaking “socialists” etc have just become serfs of the New World Order and its mega-capitalism…

The American people have certainly gone from the frying pan to the fire with this idiot.

In some countries, at some times, a fraudster and exploiter of that sort would have been taken down, either by the State, or by others. Not now, not in 2021 Britain. Predatory criminals of that sort think (with reason) that they can get away with it. They are right. They can. So far.

The British people are just sitting back and accepting the migration-invasion. So far…

We know what that means: anti-white narratives.

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The world now needs only about 10% of its present population. That 10% should be entirely, or largely, composed of white Northern Europeans. That will provide a foundation for the future evolution of humanity, including, most importantly, the evolution of consciousness.

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Diary Blog, 14 May 2021

The Israeli Jews attack Gaza

[Jews enjoy a party while they watch Gaza burn under Jewish/Israeli attack in 2014]

Meanwhile “our” MPs in the UK (almost all bought by the Jewish/Israel lobby) yap about “holocaust” “denial”, and hate the idea of any questioning of the largely-faked WW2 “holocaust” farrago…

Israel loves all that. It provides wonderful cover for the Israeli state.

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Though I tend instinctively to be against at least excessive regulation and prohibition, the fact is that marijuana has had very deleterious effects on a number of modern and earlier societies.

A Victor Meldrew moment

Every now and then, I experience what might be called a “Victor Meldrew” feeling, meaning a feeling (actually knowing) that, increasingly, nothing in the UK works as it should, or indeed at all. Meaning commercial companies, NHS, local and central government, police, the legal system…you name it…

I never saw the One Foot in the Grave TV series, and was only told of it long after it finished. Now I am wondering whether it might not have been prophetic as much as characteristic…[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Foot_in_the_Grave].

Look at our politics. A part-Jew chancer and incompetent as (posing as) Prime Minister, and a colourless careerist nobody (and puppet of the Jewish/Israel lobby) posing as Leader of the Opposition, a Opposition that does not oppose. I saw this about Starmer:

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Meanwhile, BBC Radio 4 Today Programme allowed the Chief Pharisee to drone on this morning, on its Thought for the Day slot, about the latest upcoming Jewish supremacist religious festival. The Chief Pharisee talked about “our nation”, referring to the UK, when he was born in South Africa and spent most of his life in Israel! Talk about “cultural appropriation”! I call it theft. Simply that. Theft. Theft of a nation. Theft of a culture.

One of the most striking things about the above clip is the number of typical Jewish facial types that can be seen. Straight from the pages of Der Sturmer, circa 1935. “Gene types”, if you like.

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Austria, a craven little nation now entirely in the pocket of NWO, the Jews and Israel. “Echt-ZOG”. The Austrian Chancellor is now Sebastian Kurz, a university drop-out, finance-capitalist puppet and globalist.

He’s serious! Actually, it did occur to me some time ago that Blair might try to head Labour again, and it also occurred to me that that might be one reason why he did not enter the House of Lords (now a bad joke anyway, like the Commons).

I doubt that Blair would make the Labour Party more electable, but he could scarcely do worse than Starmer, I suppose. Both are puppets of NWO and Israel, so no difference there.

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If only the Arabs had not been not so disunited and corrupt after (and before) 1956. They might have eliminated Israel or subdued it before it became the evil monster that it now is— armed to the teeth, and possessing nuclear, biological and other weapons of mass destruction. Before, also, it had managed to corrupt the political leaders of so many nations.

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I like “star“. Ha ha!

A blow for her lawyers too: do I detect the sound of a mobility scooter being revved up for the trip back to Eilat?

I have blogged rather extensively in the past few years about “no win- no fee” solicitor, “Mark Lewis Lawyer” (mostly “no win”: when he fled to Israel in late 2018 after having been found guilty by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority of abusing people online, his sole assets were described as being some cheap clothes, a private pension worth £70 a week, and…a mobility scooter!).

Lewis has been plotting against me (with other Zionist Jews) for years; since at least 2012 (see my old blog posts below for details).

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Basic Income. An idea the time for which has come. I have favoured it for many years.

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Diary Blog, 12 February 2021

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Dictatorial “lockdown”, mishandled Brexit, continuing mass immigration (though slowed by some voluntary repatriation over past months), collapsing real economy, sliding real estate values in London. Mass unemployment. Huge divides opening up, socially, culturally and politically.

There is no “revolutionary situation” in the UK. Not yet. By 2022, there may be, or at least the start of one.

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“Dr” Louise Raw, prolific “antifascist” tweeter, fantasizing about being able to arrest, have arrested, or see being arrested, those with whom she disagrees socially or politically. Not “just” those she and her type label “fascist”, “Nazi”, “neo-Nazi” etc, but also persons such as American alt-Right journalist Andrew Ngo, or London radio loudmouth Julia Hartley-Brewer.

I suppose that one could call “Dr” Raw’s attitude “Stalinist” or “neo-Stalinist”, or maybe “neo-Trotskyist” (after all, the Jew Trotsky —L.D. Bronstein, to apply his original name— had plenty of people shot, including trade unionists: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Trotsky; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Trotsky#Trotsky’s_contribution_to_the_Russian_Revolution).

On the other hand, to compare “Dr” Raw or her like to Trotsky or Stalin (or Dzerzhinsky for that matter) would be even more silly than her labelling of others. As Marx commented in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, the “first time tragedy, second time, farce“. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eighteenth_Brumaire_of_Louis_Bonaparte.

As I have often noted in this blog, “socialism” died around 1989 and has been replaced by the grotesqueries of “Black Lives Matter”, LGBTQXYZ nonsense, “trans” nonsense, “antiracism” nonsense and all the other socio-political absurdities we now see around the self-describing “Left”.

Silly people such as “Dr” Raw tweet about locking people up for their views, but she at least seems (?) to have enough awareness to realize that she and her cohorts cannot actually do that. She and they are reduced to bleating that the State, or someone, or anyone, should take such measures.

The self-describing UK “Left” is now the haunt not of the scoundrel, not solely anyway, but of those in a comfortable, unthinking, and mutually-supporting niche, who want to be told what to think, say or do by the EU, official bodies, “Covid marshals” etc. Thus they love Twitter, and their greatest joy is to see someone of whom they disapprove expelled from Twitter. They put forward no programme, have no political traction, and are basically irrelevant.

I might add, “ask not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee“…

Incidentally, Kim Philby [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Philby] was a great admirer of Eighteenth Brumaire. I expect that he would have known the fact noted below:

In the preface to the second edition of The Eighteenth Brumaire, Marx stated that the purpose of this essay was to “demonstrate how the class struggle in France created circumstances and relationships that made it possible for a grotesque mediocrity to play a hero’s part.”[1]” [Wikipedia] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eighteenth_Brumaire_of_Louis_Bonaparte. [my bold emphasis].

Is that how Philby secretly viewed himself? As a “grotesque mediocrity” nonetheless able to play a role arguably (in Philby’s mind?) “heroic”? Was that one reason why Philby drank so much, that dissonance?

I suppose that we shall never know. In any event, I myself am sceptical of the (supposed) importance or significance of Philby, despite the books which continue to be churned out about him, mostly in the UK.

As a matter of fact, I once (in fact more than once; several times) met someone who had once met Philby, or at least had heard him give a lecture. I should have been more curious and asked about that person’s impression of the “great spy” and/or “great traitor”.

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I have blogged about sinister Macron in the past: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/09/on-recent-events-in-france/.

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable” [John F. Kennedy, 1962].

If all peaceful protest, publicity and discussion is made impossible and even unlawful, the eventual result will be something more direct.

Talk about “cultural appropriation”!

One of the most telling ways in which the Jew-Zionist lobby has poisoned the UK is in the “denial” label. First there was “holocaust” “denial”, aimed at anyone, whether professional historian or not, questioning the “holocaust” narrative in whole or part (even the ludicrous “gas chambers” nonsense).

After that came climate change “denial”, a term aimed at anyone questioning the causes or effects of what was originally termed “global warming”. As with “holocaust” “denial”, it turns out that the “deniers” have at least the preponderance of fact on their side: Prince Charles and others were wrong when they said, in 2009, that humanity had 3, then 5, then 7 years “to save the planet”.

It turned out that the “experts” were not only wrong but actively mendacious in saying that the Himalayan glaciers would soon melt completely, resulting in the Ganges, Indus and Brahmaputra all running dry.

Al Gore and others were just lying when their films showed the Aral Sea becoming near-desert because of climate change (it was because Soviet planners diverted the feeder waters to cotton production in the 1960s and 1970s). Likewise, while Kilimanjaro had lost much of its snow cap in 2009 [https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091102171209.htm], old photos show similar views a century before, and recent snows have defied the predictions of no-snow by 2020: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/staying-power-of-kilimanjaro-snow-defies-al-gores-gloomy-forecast-8x8l7s0v3. See also: https://skepticalscience.com/mount-kilimanjaro-snow.htm:

Mt. Kilimanjaro’s ice loss is due to land use.

‘Gore claims the snowcap atop Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro is shrinking and that global warming is to blame. Yet according to the November 2003 issue of Nature magazine, “Although it’s tempting to blame the ice loss on global warming, researchers think deforestation of the mountain’s foothills is the more likely culprit. Without the forests’ humidity, previously moisture-laden winds blew dry. No longer replenished with water, the ice is evaporating in the strong equatorial sunshine.”‘ “

Well, now we have “Covid-19” “denial”! Anyone questioning the origins of “the virus”, anyone saying that the World Economic Forum and others are using the virus as a means for a “Great Reset”, anyone questioning the utility of repressive government measures such as facemask-mandating, “lockdowns” etc is a “denier”, a kind of heretic, probably a criminal or even a murderer…

This is that happens when it becomes a heresy to question officially-supported fact-narratives. Beware.

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In free countries…”. Quite…

Peter Hitchens still regards the UK as sort-of “free”. Debatable?

Hitler’s policy was resettlement of Jews. Millions did leave Germany, millions left Europe, in the 1930s and early 1940s. USA, UK, Australia, Palestine, and other places too.

What was “unhinged” was the UK and France offering Poland a “guarantee” in 1939 which was not worth the paper on which it was written. That spurious “guarantee” triggered WW2 as surely as the mass mobilizations of 1914 had triggered WW1.

More accurately, the “guarantee” to Poland, when not just ignored by the UK and France on the fateful days of 1-3 September 1939, triggered that disastrous war.

All well and good, but a System MP of that kind will just laugh at critical tweets, emails, letters etc.

Here she is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Owen. Half-Chinese, and a former paid “political adviser” to Alan Sugar [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Sugar#Early_life].

Again, good as far as it goes, but that particular MP is not disposed to listen.

I lived in Cornwall for two years or so (and another two on the Devon side of the Tamar), having from 2002 to 2004 a lease of one of the largest country houses in North Cornwall (seen below in a 1940s photograph):

[above: same house in a more recent photograph]

The immediately above photograph shows me standing by the ballroom carriage entrance. Incidentally, I am not giving a “Hitler” or “Roman” salute, but merely trying to pose “casually” for the picture, as if resting my hand on the stonework. I am not (it goes without saying) a natural photographic subject…

Cornwall offers few people well-paid work; small businesses such as the Cornish Cheese Company (I am not a shareholder, by the way!) need encouragement to succeed or even survive. The geographical location of Cornwall, its relative isolation, increases shipping costs, and so on.

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I have no idea what shenanigans are going on in the Bristol Labour Party, but what might have been expected from Keir Starmer? It amuses me to see the parallels between him and that little pissant, “Conservative” Party Cabinet minister, Robert Jenrick: both completely in the pocket of the Jewish lobby, both married to Jewish wives (both of whom are property lawyers), both having children all being brought up as Jewish (eg celebrating the Jewish supremacist religious holidays etc).

Surprising court judgment

It is not for me to say whether or not that peculiar woman, Camila Batmanghelidjh, was in some measure a fraud, or whether what she did was in any measure fraudulent. All that can be said was that very large amounts of State funding were spent and probably wasted on a “motley crew” of inner city London ferals. She was in charge (supposedly).

All one can say for sure is that the government of the part-Jew, David Cameron-Levita, was a complete mess.

[above: Camila Batmanghelidjh]

Supposedly of Iranian origin. (((I wonder))).

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If correct, that certainly is terrible.

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Fortunately for Patriotic Alternative, most of those seeing any such Sun “newspaper” expose will only look at the pictures!

One puppet of the Jewish lobby has been replaced by another. All hail “democracy”…

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Diary Blog, 11 February 2021

“Thought for the day”

The Roman Empire slowly collapsed from not one but many causes. However, one was the combination of decadence, luxury, profligacy and cultural degeneration at the top of that society; another was mass immigration into Rome and Italy generally from all parts of the Empire.

There is no exact parallel with the Europe of today and the Britain of today. Close enough, though.

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Even Jews critical of Israel are now censored and sacked! In the UK! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_J._Robinson.

The Western world is now almost completely under the sway of the NWO and ZOG.

Dogs’ lives matter

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9247899/Influencer-20-sprayed-perfume-puppys-eyes-gain-followers-arrested.html

Johnson has racked up hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram and TikTok
[Not the dog…oh no, wait…]

Britain, 2021

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/boys-6-8-taking-pictures-23480337

The UK has gone almost mad, and the police sometimes seem completely mad.

Black privilege?

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/pimlico-pusher-sentenced-tesco-vauxhall-bridge-b919028.html

The incident, on May 29, 2018, began as Ms Lancaster was about to leave the Tesco store and Doris’s son was swinging on a metal bar.”

Doris [black defendant], believing [white victim] Ms Lancaster’s basket had touched her son’s head, shouted “you have met the wrong woman you white b***h”, the court heard.

She shoved Ms Lancaster inside the store, hurled racial abuse, and told her: “Watch out, watch what happens to you when you come outside”, Southwark Crown Court heard.

She then shoved Ms Lancaster on the shoulder, forcing her to stumble forward”.

Ms Lancaster, who works in the travel industry, suffered injuries to her head and knees, and was left with post-traumatic stress disorder, the court heard.

Doris, who was sentenced via videolink from her home, admitted assault by beating and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

“Darryl Cherrett, her barrister, said Doris has learning difficulties and mental health difficulties.”

She entered guilty pleas last month on the first day of her trial, with the judge agreeing for her to be sentenced remotely as she was not going to send her straight to prison.”

Sentence? A “suspended” (plus some “mental health” and “rehabilitation” bs). I wonder what a white person would have got, had the roles been reversed?

Several other aspects of that case are troubling: the judge apparently decided to give a non-custodial sentence before even having heard the full history, or any mitigation; the defendant being allowed to sit at home to be “sentenced”; the fact that this low-IQ and lunatic black woman has children at all; finally, a barrister called “Darryl” (chalk that one up to my prejudice). Well, there it is. Britain in 2021…

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In the 1980s and later, I myself would sometimes visit that market, off Edgware Road, more to walk through than buy, though I did once buy an excellent-quality 2-flask spirit set in tan leather-covered steel from a woman vending from an old suitcase (and probably without a licence). Secondhand but pristine. £10, I think. Provenance (of both flasks and woman) unknown, beyond both obviously having come from Scotland.

As I have remarked before, this is not a debate; it is a war, or the very beginnings of a war. A war of survival…

Unfortunately, but inevitably, the “big battalions” of the (ZOG) Government, Opposition, msm, and their Twitterati camp followers, have won the argument for the majority of the public mind, won not on merit but because the fear propaganda has been massive and is now embedded.

It will be a different story once people realize that they are permanently poor, marginalized, unable to travel without huge expense and convenience, corralled and controlled, and muzzled everywhere. Then, they will look desperately for a solution…and a leader.

…and to think that I thought that only Russians eat ice-cream in the street when the temperature is sub-zero! Having said that, I myself once or twice had a Baskin-Robbins cone (probably coffee-flavour…I am very much a creature of habit) in a frozen Manhattan, a long long time ago.

So it begins…

These ancient remedies and preventatives are very useful, but we must not lose completely the advanced knowledge developed over the past 500 years (much of it in the past century). If world society steps back, let it then step forward twice, and our society bounce back even if and when a short-to-medium term disaster occurs.

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I have experienced similar problems with the police a few times over the past few years, particularly in 2017 and 2018. Police who not only do not know the specific law they themselves are purporting to enforce, but are simply unwilling to be instructed by me, a former practising barrister (one wrongfully disbarred some 8 years after I ceased practice: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/) as to what the law is.

What the law is, not what stray police constables think that it is or might be, and certainly not what malicious Jew-Zionist individuals would like it to be.

I have never been to Copenhagen, but I once read somewhere that, until quite recent times (possibly 1980s), the gates of the Carlsberg brewery had Swastikas either on the gateposts or worked into the brickwork of those gateposts. Maybe the latter. I doubt that they are still there today, wherever they used to be.

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Leaflet from Germany claims that leading “German” politicians, including Merkel, are Jew or part-Jew:

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n.b. I myself have not researched any of the above, so can neither endorse nor dismiss the claims made.

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The journalist John Rentoul usually presents himself quite well, a political “all-seeing eye”, but I have noticed that he normally scores below me in the Saturday quiz in the i newspaper, so it may be that he is not a fount of knowledge after all.

Then take the next logical step and stop calling “holocaust” “deniers”, “deniers“. “Historians” would be OK, where appropriate, or “historical revisionists“.

Simple. Indian “clever boy” Rishi Sunak is not anything like as clever as he and the supine msm suppose or believe.

Exactly. The Government is not respected but the “Labour” “Oppositon” is just irrelevant, and is unwilling to oppose “lockdown”, the facemask nonsense etc; indeed, wants more “controls”!

Labour (label) just has nothing to offer. The fact that Keir Starmer is a puppet of the Jewish lobby (meaning Zionist lobby, Israel lobby, NWO/ZOG) is not very relevant in terms of public attitudes, because the public is mostly asleep. Jew-Zionist “control” is rather “caviar to the general”. What does sink Starmer is that (as I blogged before he even took over from Corbyn) he is as dull as ditchwater.

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Diary Blog, 11 January 2021

General thoughts

Well, things have certainly gone downhill fast in the UK and across the Western world as the build-up to 2022 continues. In the UK, an increasingly obvious police state; also, the likelihood of a new “austerity” drive from 2022, with “the virus” (and “rule flouters”) blamed rather than the 2010-2019 scenario of the “banking crisis” (with, in the UK, and ludicrously, the unemployed and disabled etc getting the blame for both the failure of the finance-capital system and also the subsequent and completely unnecessary “austerity” policies).

Then we have the msm propaganda retailed mainly in TV soaps, “dramas”, ads etc: the mixed-race couples and offspring, the increasingly bizarre LBGTXYZ stuff; all of that.

What else? Well, the attack on free speech, spearheaded by, though not confined to, the Jew-Zionist element. We have now seen the President of the United States (leaving aside his general unworthiness) actually expelled from Twitter, Facebook etc, and even his tweets from the official U.S. Presidential Twitter account taken down by Twitter staff!

All this supposedly to “make the world safe for democracy”, in effect. Where have we heard that before?!

In the UK, both high-profile and many lesser-known people have been prevented from posting on social media, among them Katie Hopkins, David Icke, Alison Chabloz, Ian Millard (me). Many many thousands of people.

Only today we see that the Parler platform has been killed off by a cartel of huge transnational enterprises, all signed up to the international conspiracy: Apple, Google, Amazon, etc.

All of the above is part of the working out of the “Great Replacement” and the connected “Great Reset” (and the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan). It is a conspiracy on a monumental scale.

Tweets seen

https://twitter.com/33girlwhite/status/1348433983047049217?s=20

https://twitter.com/33girlwhite/status/1348451230654164992?s=20

…and the message to Trump in the dying days of his Presidency must be, “PARDON those who stormed the Capitol, PARDON Assange, PARDON Snowden, and PARDON all social-national and allied prisoners suffering in US Federal prisons.”

Below, a tweet reposted for purposes of amusement:

I wonder what triggered that explosion of anger.

Quite. “Lockdown” life is easy for msm scribblers who, in the case of Dan Hodges, lives in a large detached house (with large garden) in Blackheath, with his wife, children and mother, the actress Glenda Jackson [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenda_Jackson].

A good headline point. The atomization of Western society is exemplified by the dictatorial supposedly “anti-virus” measures, which in the UK soon may see it become a crime to leave your house more than once per week. I have no idea whether 100%, 50% or only 10% of people would actually comply, and how many, or what percentage, might turn to direct action against the installations of the State. We shall have to wait to find out.

“Titania McGrath” is a parody account so like some real Twitter-twit accounts that at first blush it seems genuine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titania_McGrath.

US police state. Enemy of the State was only the beginning…

Below, what appears to be footage from the American police state:

People such as Peter Hitchens (with whom I agree on some issues), people such as conservative nationalists (with whom I agree on some issues) and others think that we are trying to “have a debate“, and that those behind or supporting the “Great Replacement”, “Great Reset” etc are mere intellectual opponents, who are being unfair in closing down platforms, websites, Twitter accounts etc.

Wrong. This is not the Oxford Union, and we are not in the columns of the Spectator or the New Statesman. This is a war, a war which white Northern Europe and its peoples, and those offshoots in North America, Australasia etc have to win. A war for existential survival. This is, in effect, White Genocide, if we fail.

The war may be mainly a “cold war” so far, but that will not last forever. Eventually it will be a real war, and not one such as we have, for the most part, known since the 18th Century. More like those wars written about in the Old Testament, and in the ancient Indian (early post-Aryan) sacred texts such as the Bhagavad-Gita. Dualistic conflict. Good against Evil.

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Late tweets seen

Most people will comply out of fear of being fined, or because of social pressures whipped up by Government and msm propaganda. A minority will evade, or in some cases openly confront. A small minority will hit back in a serious way.

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Diary Blog, 21 October 2020

Coronavirus nation

The contrived “virus” situation has not only exposed how empty of content our society now is, and its institutions especially (as I blogged months ago) but also has led to where we are now, a kind of shadow society. The virus apparently makes many lose their senses of taste and smell, and that is, metaphorically, what has happened socially and politically. Look at the House of Commons.

We have a government of clowns who, under previously normal conditions, would not even have been taken seriously by their own party, let alone the public. They have no credibility, no real ideology or even ideas. They are (as again blogged about many times) led by a part-Jew public entertainer whose jokes are now falling very flat.

The UK has a binary political system, which means, inter alia, that if the official Opposition is, like the Government, just a collective puppet of the Jewish lobby, there is no real opposition to Government policy and behaviour.

The Labour Party simply “opposes” Boris-idiot by saying “we agree with most of what you do, but you should do more of the same, and harder, and should have done it earlier; and borrowed more money to soften the blows...”

Tweets seen

Yes, we are always hearing how small the difference is between the DNA of, say, a Northern European and the DNA of a black African. A small fraction of 1%. But it is that small difference that means everything. “In your nothing, I hope to find my everything” [Goethe, Faust]. Some primates, such as chimpanzees, have 96% of the same DNA as a human being, some are even said to have 98% or 99%. Even a banana has 60% of “our” DNA, it seems.

Indeed. The oddest thing is that, in the UK and elsewhere (eg USA), public horror (arguably exaggerated) re. underage sex activity goes together with the actual encouragement of such activity in the West since the 1960s. Hollywood, “British” TV, whatever. The msm generally. There are secret groups, embedded in the political and msm milieux, that are constantly pushing to expand the boundaries of what is acceptable to the public, and to blur clear lines of what is “normal” behaviour. The Old Testament story of Sodom and Gomorrah is being reprised in a complex and sophisicated way. I have little doubt that things will get worse in this respect.

Our society is very sick, in some ways.

This whole “licence fee” (tax) nonsense must end now. The idea that a “licence fee” guarantees BBC independence from the State is a bad joke, looking at how spineless the BBC is in questioning Government policy.

Jewish. Just say it…

I clicked on it to read the synopsis, and was amused to see that only 9 YouTube viewers upvoted the video, but that 1,900 had given it negative votes!

One of the dangers of the present time is that there are so many unworthy and in fact evil people in lucrative, applauded, influential and/or powerful positions that one is tempted to agree with the young Karl Marx (who was an actual Satanist), and who wrote that “everything in existence is worthy of being destroyed” (incidentally, that fact about the young Karl Marx was uncovered by research done in the 1920s by the Apostolic Nuncio to Germany, Pacelli, who later became Pope Pius XII).

Rifkind. Coren. How many are there in the msm?…

Ah…whatever happened to the “brilliant” Boris Johnson, who for 20 years had been puffed as someone who almost had to become Prime Minister? Nothing, because that “brilliant” Boris Johnson never really existed. That Johnson was a construct, firstly by “Boris” himself (the name is in fact itself not real), and by his father, a part-Jew scribbler and careerist; finally, by a collaborative msm.

What is left is the part-Jew, part-Levantine moneygrubber and narcissist, someone who always deflates to nothing when confronted by reality.

“Boris” was sacked as a trainee journalist for making up stories; the same happened when he was working as a journalist. As editor (of the Spectator) he let others do the work while he floated around like a ping-pong ball on the surface, periodically absenting himself for hours or days in order to take cocaine and/or screw Petronella Wyatt and others.

“Boris” also found himself confronted by reality as MP (sacked from Government by his superiors), Mayor of London (failed projects included the useless water-cannon, the abandoned Garden Bridge, buses, the expensive and almost unused Thames cable-car, and “Boris Island); also as Foreign Secretary (abject failure) and now as PM, in which exalted rank he has run the UK into the ground.

“Boris” was always the recipient of unmerited preferment and privilege.

“Boris” is already held in contempt even by his own party. Credible stories emerge that he will go in early-mid 2021. As always, it is “all about him”, how he wants more money from scribbling articles and books, and yet more via the making of after-dinner speeches. He wants to make, and may make, a million a year. He should be shot, or at least compelled to labour for a loaf of rye bread per day, and not rewarded for his crimes (as he probably will be), but this world is short on justice.

In the 1930s, most Brits living in Germany wanted a third way as against both Sovietism (Stalinism) and finance-capitalism (Anglo-Americanism). These days, Brits in Germany (Berlin, mostly) tend to be multikulti zealots, facemask zealots, EU zealots etc. Natural serfs.

but nowhere does Hitchens identify Rifkind as a Jew-Zionist.

Forget the “Left”/”Right”, focus on the realities…

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The essence of both National Socialism and social nationalism.

The history of the Roman Catholic Church is intimately bound up with our Western civilization. Some of its achievements have been stellar; some of its sins huge. However, the central fact is that the institution is now nearing the end of its time.

The behaviour of the modern Chinese (as a group, and China as a state) is often ghastly and backward. The treatment of the peoples of Western China is one example. However, the comment about the falling European birth-rate, and so the proportion of Europeans in the world, is simple fact. We are being outbred. We need to take care of that in several ways.

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and even more true of what I myself say…

It never was. Part-Jew, part-Levantine, a shallow public entertainer.

I have had enough. Enough of the nonsense. Enough of the “clap for the State” nonsense. Enough of the busybodies and snitches. Enough of the facemask nonsense. Enough of the (not fully observed anyway) “social distancing” and “Rule of Six” nonsense. Enough of a nonsense government and a part-Jew, part-Levantine “Prime Minister” who has no idea how to properly fulfil his role.

I disagree anyway with the “lockdown(s)”, with the shutting down of the economy and society, and one can see that countries such as Sweden have everything working, and a lower death rate (per 1,000) than the UK.

In the end, our society has to bite the bullet. It seems that the young are scarcely affected, and that even the middle-aged are only somewhat affected. In addition, English and other real British (i.e. white) people are affected less than non-white (including Jews).

I myself am in at least one vulnerable group, at age 64, but say that the time has come to junk all the nonsense of the past 8+ months and revive the society and economy.

It is time to say “Enough!” and open everything up. Let the chips fall where they may.

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Diary blog, 1 October 2020, including news about the fake charity known as “Campaign Against Antisemitism”

Coronavirus

Just listening to a discussion among several “ordinary people” on BBC Radio 4 Today. Pathetic. All with different opinions, but what was pathetic was the fact that they were all arguing from completely a distorted or brainwashed basis.

All agreed that they were confused and unimpressed by Government messaging. On whether or not this or that measure should be carried out, though, there was disagreement, but all in fact had obviously been brainwashed into believing that “lockdown” meant “virus control”, and that no “lockdown” meant “virus increases”. Which is a false syllogism.

I was struck by someone who was supposedly a small or smallish businessman. His viewpoint was that there should be a total and immediate “lockdown” across the UK, and that the State should basically pay businesses not to trade, and their employees not to work. No thought at all for the economic unsustainability.

Not one interviewee said “as a matter of fact, lockdowns achieve little and may be counterproductive“; and none mentioned the facemask nonsense either way. The propaganda has cut deep.

Apparently, opinion polls (for what they are worth) show that a majority of British people want stricter “rules” and a continuing series of local or even national “lockdowns”. My conclusion from that is that the money doled out by Indian “clever boy” Rishi Sunak has anaesthetized the British public. The public now thinks that “lockdowns” etc are painless. What a shock they are going to get.

Meanwhile, it seems that even the scaremongering “experts” are now saying that “the virus” has largely run its course in the UK. They are saving face by saying also that the public must “keep following the rules”. Yet it was only days ago when little Matt Hancock was talking about cases of “the virus” doubling every week.

In fact, the virus peaked, in terms of deaths, in early April, in the UK and in most of Europe. Since then, there has been a steady decline to almost zero, whatever measures were taken or not taken in various countries.

One can see the narrative being prepared: “Britain faced a kind of plague but thanks to the strict measures taken by the Government, it has been brought under control“…

“Boris”, the clown who has scrabbled his way to a prime ministership which he cannot handle, will then be able to half-heartedly present himself as credible.

I am more concerned that this nonsense, carried out over 6 months or more now, has exposed the UK as a country running on empty in all ways. A population easily panicked and willing to accept any manner of stupid (and quite likely legally invalid) “rules”. A Government that veers between dictatorship and complete incompetence. A Parliament which scarcely exists. A police force that bends the knee to black, brown and crazed “antifa” mobs, yet is happy to knock down peaceful (white) elderly protesters in Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park. A university system shown to be useless and pointless. A Border Force that is more like a reception and hotel-allocation service for migrant invaders. It just goes on.

“Campaign Against Antisemitism”

It seems that the fake “charity” known as “Campaign Against Antisemitism” is now (I think not for the first time) being investigated by the Charity Commission: https://www.jewishvoiceforlabour.org.uk/statement/jvl-complaint-to-the-charities-commission-about-the-campaign-against-antisemitism/.

The Jewish but anti-Zionist group, Jewish Voice for Labour, says in the (linked) submission that, inter alia:

1.3.1 The CAA is not functioning as a charity, but as a highly partisan political campaigning organisation.

1.3.2 Its activities are not genuinely carried on in pursuance of its stated charitable objects and do not significantly contribute to their fulfilment.

1.3.3 Its activities are carried on in ways which are unprofessional and disreputable and are therefore liable to undermine public confidence in the charitable sector.

1.3.4 Its activities are not for the public benefit.

The submission goes on to say: “5.2 CAA also appears to be the preserve of two people, Gideon Falter, CEO: and Stephen Silverman, who is described as Director of Investigations and Enforcement. The very term “enforcement”, and the presumptions that underlie it, point to the tendency of these two individuals to behave as self-appointed enforcement officers or, to use the popular term, vigilantes. The Applicant will now refer to three examples of this type of conduct.

The examples mentioned are redacted, but there are many other examples of “CAA” abuse, manipulation of the police and civil regulatory bodies etc. Stephen Silverman (a former music teacher, apparently), and Gideon Falter, someone of no known profession or occupation (but who has wealthy parents and so seems to be some kind of “trustafarian” or similar) are cited as the main individuals engaged in abuse under “CAA” cover.

[above: Gideon Falter of the “CAA”, talking to Cressida Dick, Commissioner of Metropolitan Police]

Joe Glasman, brother of a life peer (who is head of so-called “Blue Labour”) is also mentioned. Joe Glasman was, and has admitted to being, a key figure in the demonization of Jeremy Corbyn and so also key to the “victory by default” of Boris-idiot (presently posing as Prime Minister).

In fact, that troika of troublemakers have others helping to attack those “accused” of “antisemitism”, one being Stephen Applebaum, house-husband and soi-disant “film critic” (though I believe that he has had little published for years).

Applebaum and Silverman (among others) were once very active on Twitter. They delighted in the sadistic trolling of people (mainly women) online, using a number of pseudonymous accounts. Eventually, they were tracked down, and were finally forced to admit that they operated some of those those Twitter accounts. The “CAA’s” own lawyer in one of the court appearances of Alison Chabloz (who had been one of their victims), admitted their involvement in open court (at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Marylebone Road, London).

Surprisingly, neither Silverman nor Applebaum have been charged, at least as yet, with harassment or any “malcomms” offences. Silverman is now on Twitter (officially) as “@ssilvuk”, while Applebaum not only tweets openly as “@grubstreetsteve” but covertly as (inter alia) “@rattus2384” aka “Raven” (surely “Vulture” would be better?).

The Twitter account “@MaierViv” has plenty of information about the above criminals.

Satirical singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz has been a constant victim of the above criminals, and of other Jewish criminals, prominent among the pack being, notably, a few mentally-afflicted women in North London.

Other victims have included society photographer Jo Stowell, whose business was ruined by those Jews.

[photographer Jo Stowell]

“Me too”! https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/

It is about time that both the Charity Commission and Twitter (and the so-far supine police) took action against the “CAA” criminals.

Keir Starmer, doormat for Israel and the Jewish lobby

Tweets seen

Why October? Surely, if such a thing as “Black History Month” were necessary (which it is not), then it should be February, because that is shorter…

The difference being that the SS were trying to create a new world, not trying to defend the power and money of an old world.

As I predicted…

Parliament is now useless. If it were to fall victim to obliteration, and its MPs to elimination, it would make little difference any more.

In the expressive American vernacular, a “chimp-out”.

Another kind of “chimp-out”.

Ha ha! (see below). The video clip below is not, repeat not, a parody!

That ignorant n** even seems to believe it!

Keir Starmer is shaping up to be the most useless “Labour” Party “leader” yet.

More tweets seen

The essence of the discussion within social-nationalism in the UK today. A “party”, which may gain power eventually via the ballot box? A grassroots movement based around “community”? Armed insurgency? These are the three main potential paths.

More of that Twitter discussion:

My view? My view is that “all roads lead to Rome”. An approach on several fronts simultaneously is necessary, but at present none of those above-mentioned ways forward exists, in any serious form, in the UK.

I will say that tweeter “@TirChonaill” is very mistaken to focus only on the Muslim aspect. Muslims have far less real power in the UK than the Jews, despite outnumbering the latter by at least 10 to 1.

Very true. I happened to visit a hospital this week (once), not as patient but incidentally. On my brief visit, I noticed that the place was almost deserted, but was told by someone who had just been told by a nurse that within the hospital was a homeless man who —despite being disabled— had nowhere else to go.

It is long since I was at the Bar (2016 officially, 2008 in reality), and even longer since I did any social housing law (about 1994), so I actually do not know whether local authorities still have the duty they once had to house anyone designated as homeless, or whether immigrants and other riff-raff have been allocated all the housing space. Still, pretty disgraceful either way.

…and the word “Jew” was never uttered…

Apparently, the child of the Jew newspaper scribbler, Nick Cohen, denounced a passenger on a London Underground train for not wearing a facemask. Instead of shutting up his rude child, and/or explaining that some passengers are exempt from wearing a mask, Cohen sat there until the passenger had to respond, albeit rudely too.

People may say that I am biased, but I have noticed over the years that almost all young Jew and even part-Jew children seem to be rude, insolent or simply lacking in normal human courtesy. It certainly seems to be a fairly common trait. I have to admit that, over the years, the phrase “the simulacrum of the human” has entered my mind…

Children denouncing adults who are not compliant (or may not be) with (probably legally-invalid) governmental decrees? As Hitchens says elsewhere, reminiscent of Pavel Morozov…[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavlik_Morozov]

Diary Blog, 24 September 2020

Wikipedia

Many complain about the Jewish lobby bias on some topics covered in Wikipedia. This is why— Jews recruited to censor articles and distort both current events and history:

Expect Wikipedia to be even more pro-Zionist from now on, its pages on many socio-political topics contaminated and distorted.

Incidentally, do not be misled: the bias goes far beyond “information about #antisemitism“, as claimed. Pages on modern and ancient history, religion, geography, biography, political organizations etc.

Wikipedia should be aware also of the fact that, in the notice above, Jews are specifically asked whether they are able to edit Wikipedia; in other words via their own private Wikipedia accounts. Wikipedia will have no idea whether an edit is honest or whether it is part of this co-ordinated campaign by a very malicious group of Zionist Jews.

Addendum: https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/war-of-words-16-august-2018

Some tweets seen today

This made me laugh:

The contemporary equivalent of the banana republic, with its cliche 99%-in-favour plebiscite.

Little Matt Hancock tries to joke his way out of one of the many absurdities of what now passes for “policy” under this toytown tyranny of an “elected” dictatorship.

Geirr Tveitt, one of Norway’s great composers, treated shabbily after 1945 because he favoured European race and culture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geirr_Tveitt

One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom-fighter…https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/right-wing-terrorism-increasing-teens-taking-part-police-neil-basu-a4554516.html

More tweets seen

I hope that the poor saps who criticize me occasionally on Twitter are noting how often I have been proven right since I started writing this blog nearly 4 years ago. I was blogging over a year ago, maybe longer, about how almost everyone, misled by the msm, was thinking of Boris Johnson as a strong leader-type, when his whole history shows the reverse, a weak man without ideas, principles or resilience, untrustworthy, incompetent and without leadership qualities.

An idea worthy of G.K. Chesterton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._K._Chesterton

Incredible that there are people who apparently need to ask “why was ‘lockdown’ a mistake?“, but there again, if you are fairly comfortably off, do not need (for whatever reason) to work for money, perhaps live in the country or outer suburbs and have little social life, you may not have been affected much if at all by the stupid “lockdown” imposition.

Indeed, you may have enjoyed the sense of peace and quiet as society all but shut down, as Nature reasserted itself. If you are or were in that position, your life was not much strained, assuming that you have at least some income. Deliveries of food and drink, ordered online; other shopping ordered online; books, DVDs etc. For those with higher incomes and better properties, there was always the swimming pool and tennis court in which to while away the days…and so on.

Such people can selfishly (not necessarily consciously selfishly) turn blind eyes to the shutdown of industry and commerce, to the terrible shortages affecting charities such as animal charities, among others, and to the socio-economic disaster created but which has not yet arrived (that will be in 2021-2022). They can also, perhaps, ignore the cost in pain and death of the semi-closure of the NHS, which has affected those with non-Coronavirus conditions.

Well, writing a letter or email may have some limited effect. I can only think of one fairly recent event that got the MPs off their chairs pretty excitedly, but having no wish to be bored by police nuisances at my door (again, it having happened a few times in 2017-2018), I do not think that I shall cite that event here.

Interesting video seen

Memory Lane

I hope that the readers of my blog do not object to the inclusion of some personal reminiscences. Having Saturn in Scorpio, I do tend to think back rather a lot. As the Germans say, “Ruckshau“.

I was just recalling former times, triggered by an email from someone.

 Many many years ago, I had a —now-deceased— friend, a lecturer at the language centre of the University of Westminster, who lived in the London Borough of Barnet (I think he was within that borough— North Finchley). A good fellow, a noted translator of Dostoyevsky, called Ig Avsey: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/dec/09/ignat-avsey-obituary

In the late 1980s, I occasionally stayed overnight there (on a very uncomfortable and ancient leather sofa in the drawing room, a cold room decorated with Ig’s collection of massive railway clocks). When Ig remarried in 2000 (a very unsuitable match, to a youngish Russian woman resident in Latvia), the couple came and stayed overnight at the large country house of which my wife and I had a lease, in Cornwall. That was in 2002, I think. Once was enough, to be frank! Sadly, “there’s no fool like an old fool” when it comes to women…

In fact, another person with whom I was slightly acquainted also lived in that area, not far from Ig; Gerald Brooke, who was swapped for the Krogers in 1969: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Brooke; https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/moscow-farewell-to-agent-kroger-1478278.html.
Brooke was a lecturer at the same language school (where I studied part-time for a while in the early 1980s).

Ig lived in a small close called Wolstonbury, which backed onto a golf course or land near a golf course. A strange menage. For a while, a fellow we both called “Uncle John” lived there too, a former student of Ig’s and an Oxford grad, but middle-aged and, like Ig, divorced. They always reminded me of “The Odd Couple“:

“Uncle John” was a very English person, who was still under the thumb of his ex-wife, Alla Figoff, a Leningrader by origin, and who was in fact another of my occasional teachers (Russian Conversation, I think). Alla lived in their former marital home, an apartment in Devonshire Place (in the West End), while Uncle John was living in one room at Ig’s place…and their two children were both at expensive schools paid for by Uncle John (Marlborough, I think; maybe also Bedales or Benenden, I cannot now remember).

Alla was killed, years later, in a fall from her balcony when she was full of whisky. Uncle John then met and married a very wealthy woman and resumed his place among the palatially-housed.

Ig was a good fellow, whose translations of Dostoyevsky were much-praised (one or two had, amazingly, never been translated previously, such as In the Village of Stepanchikovo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Village_of_Stepanchikovo).

Ig had been born in Latvia, his family having fled Russia during the Revolution and Civil War of 1917-1922. Fleeing Soviet forces again during the Second World War, he spent time in Germany before ending up in Britain when aged about 14, sometime around 1952.

Ig Avsey was the kind of Russian (or part-Russian: he was always rather secretive about his family) who is able to work at a project devotedly for years, without pay or plaudit; one thinks of Mitrokhin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasili_Mitrokhin.

Ig took a year’s sabbatical in order to translate The Brothers Karamazov for Penguin Classics. A decision which brought honour but was financially pretty disastrous. The year, taken on full pay with the blessing of the University, became a second year in which the University reduced his salary to half-pay, then a third on no pay at all. The money paid by the publishers did not begin to make up the shortfall. Ig was a perfectionist who wanted to get it right. For him, Dostoyevsky was the greatest of the Russian writers, I think. He would not compromise.

At the same time as Ig was translating Karamazov, at least two other translations came out, but they were little more than potboilers, produced carelessly because the market seemed to be hopeful. One even used Americanisms such as “district attorney” and “chief of police”! In pre-revolutionary Russia! In fact, Ig did consult me about a couple of odd things (to do with such designations).

The University eventually had enough of the endless absence and Ig was more or less forced into retirement. I do not think that his Penguin contract was very generous either. He was only getting pennies for each volume sold; how many pennies, I cannot recall.

Society needs people like that.

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So the BBC is now trying to make heroes out of the Jew thugs, gangsters and terrorists known as the “62 Group”…

The BBC is infested, contaminated.

Doctor Zhivago

Saw Doctor Zhivago for the first time in a few years; on BBC Four, the only good BBC TV station. Still a magnificent film, despite the relatively few flaws which could easily have been remedied by better pre-filming research, e.g. Communists calling non-Communists “Comrade“, which is erroneous (it would have been just by name or via the title “Citizen“).

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