Category Archives: Neil Oliver

Diary Blog, 13 November 2022

Morning music

[Hitler reads on the terrace of the Berghof]

On this day a year ago

London. Zoo.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/tower-hamlets-robbery-fred-odum-jones-jailed-b1039492.html.

Sentence— 4.5 years, meaning about 2. Not enough for a dangerous criminal (read the newspaper report).

More from the London zoo: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/southwark-bus-metropolitan-police-sexual-assault-b1039549.html.

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Just google “Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan”…

I do not know whether all the msm, “comms”, political, NGO-type virtue-signallers championing “Jack Monroe” are still doing so because they are unaware of the, er, “controversy” now surrounding her, whether they cannot admit that they have let themselves be taken for a ride, or whether it is because they are just enemies of the people.

True up to a point, but the almost uninterested reaction of much of the British public to the fact of finance-capitalist exploitation, non-white migration-invasion, and cultural slide, makes me believe that it is hard to much undervalue the intelligence of that same British public. They even, many of them, think that “Labour” will be better than “Conservative”. How would that be when, at root, it is one corrupt System? Both are no good.

Google “Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan”.

When I first became a regular customer at Waitrose (because I moved back to the UK, and to an area with only one nearby supermarket), the staff were plentiful, always helpful, always polite and pleasant; many though not all were older people supplementing pensions and/or doing it for the social interaction.

Now, though the above is still partly true, I notice that many of the older people have been replaced by college students etc. There seem to be staff shortages. Some of the younger employees literally cannot work out how many Lotto tickets have to be issued if you buy x-number of lines and get x-number on each ticket; they have to resort to a calculator. After 11, 12, 13 years of full-time education. Also, the push to be “inclusive” has led to the employing of some persons who are obviously autistic or whatever. Some are pleasant, others less so.

Add to that supply shortages, and the experience is not what it was.

Anecdotal, of course. Still, a micro-version of the country as a whole.

As for that silly Tom Harwood fellow, he seems to be living in cloud-cuckoo land. Let us say that you allow some brain surgeon or whatever, and from wherever, to live in the UK. He or she brings, probably, a family. Are they all brain surgeons? No. Will they breed? Probably. Will they breed brain surgeons? No. Thus the UK is gradually filled with useless non-whites of the Femi Oluwole type, or worse.

As for “Aussie doctors”— as if they would come to the UK! The flow is all the other way. Doctors, nurses etc.

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As blogged yesterday, an example of the crazed “woke” nonsense that has gradually taken over the police; and it is that sort of idiot that is going to be making decisions about whether you and I are “allowed” to post politico-social commentary: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/05/30/one-mans-extremism-is-another-mans-struggle-for-liberty-and-justice/. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Jukes]].

Without the US/UK (NWO/ZOG) help, the failed state based on Kiev would have collapsed months ago.

Eliminate or deport them.

Before I forget

Saw a “public information” ad on TV. All about how people should be “vaccinated” or “boosted” this winter. Set in a mock-up of some kind of medical centre. Complete with a white woman walking out, while holding the hand of a young black child. At least two of the propaganda points of the System in one ad.

The way (down) of the world

Britain 2022

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11420673/Deaf-childs-mother-told-quit-job-teach-sign-language-council-denies-funding.html

Yet billions are being spent on useless hostile trash who have arrived illegally across the Channel and are being sheltered in hotels, fed, given £50 a week pocket money, telephones, computers, and priority for social housing.

This country is broken and needs a social-national revolution.

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…or just keep walking (out of the door).

…and behind Blair stands the Jewish lobby, the Zionist Occupation Government(s) and the New World Order conspiracy.

If necessary, I should prefer that only 1% of the people now in Europe survive, so long as that 1% are white Northern Europeans.

Not only works for them, but is actually related to them.

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/09/29/greta-thunberg-system-approved-wunderkind/.

Give a dog a bad name…

If you call dissidents, protesters, radicals, “terrorist”, you risk their taking up arms for real…

Let us hope so.

Elon Musk

Interesting person. I blogged some time ago about him. I thought him too intelligent to buy Twitter, which has scarcely ever turned a profit. Well, as we know, he bought it anyway.

Now we see the “woke” millions in the USA (and some in the UK) turning against him, and the Jew lobby turning against him, both groups wanting to see more repression of free speech, not less.

According to Wikipedia, Musk’s net worth is around USD $174 billion; the Twitter purchase cost $44 billion, about a quarter of Musk’s capital. Even if he lost the whole $44 billion, which is unlikely in the extreme, he would still have about USD $130 billion left.

One thought does strike me: Musk can (arguende) see what is happening in the world, and has enough money to satisfy any dreams of avarice, so maybe he will support social-national ideals (if only by default), in order to influence society. We shall see.

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

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitry_Kabalevsky]
[painting by Roman Bozhkov]

Diary Blog, 12 November 2022

Morning music

On this day a year ago

Saturday quiz

Well, this week a fairly easy win over political journalist John Rentoul. He scored, as he puts it, “two and a half” out of 10 (2/10); I trumped that with 5/10.

I did not know the answers to questions 3, 5, 7, and 9, and I award myself also null points for question 1 (I knew that it was a rodent, but could not think of the name; looking at his tweets, seems that John Rentoul was in the same position but awarded himself half a point anyway).

Jack Monroe, the “Bootstrap Cook”

Many have now read my assessment of “Jack Monroe”, aka the “Bootstrap Cook”. See https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/09/30/diary-blog-30-september-2022-including-an-assessment-of-jack-monroe-aka-the-bootstrap-cook/, and the very critical profiles penned by others (see my assessment and other recent blog posts for details).

Part of the criticism is that the “Bootstrap Cook” takes monies on the Patreon website while not fulfilling her promises to supply various goods and services to the donors. She is said to make between £2,500 and £6,650 a month in cash (minus website fees) from regular Patreon donations (from 665 regular donors as of today).

That is in addition to a number of other income streams, such as book royalties, paid appearances etc. I presume child benefit/support as well.

The “Bootstrap Cook” is also said to have crowdfunded for monies with which to sue Lee Anderson MP and political commentator Martin Daubney in defamation, (and to have kept and/or spent those monies on herself or her lifestyle). Certainly no libel action has been launched as yet (6 months after threatening tweets by her to that effect).

I happened to see news of the current legal process and expected trial of a black woman “activist” in Bristol, which I shall not comment on substantively at this time: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11417065/BLM-organiser-helped-run-demo-toppled-Edward-Colstons-statue-charged-fraud.html.

I presume that, if the matter proceeds beyond the first “mags” appearance in January 2023, that it will go to the Crown Court.

Worth reading…

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Not sure that I would call someone whose income is £125,000 per year pre-tax, “wealthy“. “Affluent“, maybe. “Much better off than me” certainly, especially after my past decade of “hard-up-ness” and struggle. However, I am not at all sympathetic to people on such a comfortable level of income, looking at the poverty and near-poverty around.

The Conservative Party and Government is useless on the cross-Channel migration-invasion question, but this is mad: how can it be a “solution” to immigration, including the Channel invasion, simply to let almost all of the blacks and browns in “legally”?! That is not a “solution” but another word beginning with “s”— surrender.

I suppose that what the decadent, declining British people (voters) want is not to have to read about the invasion, or see it on TV news.

So long as it takes place fairly quietly, with British towns and cities relatively slowly changing their character with the expanding population of non-whites, many decadent British bien-pensant types will applaud it, and even the less-invested people might accept it, then return to their TV sets, on which they can watch “British” non-white sports teams, watch TV ads where a white family is a rarity in dramas and ads, and so on.

In fact, this is all part of the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan, the “great replacement” of whites by non-whites throughout Europe. A giant conspiracy by transnational exploiters and evil-doers.

From the simple UK political point of view though, it is clear that the Conservative Party is toast now, and no amount of “spin” from Indian supposed “clever boy” and money-juggler, Sunak, will save it.

What is the agenda behind the agenda?

[Bohemian Grove ritual, Northern California]

Thank you, General.

Idiots like that Question Time woman are everywhere on TV etc (less so in real life, though still often found), and are the very gravediggers of our country, and of our whole culture and civilization.

Most “Covid” “cases” are little different than cases of mild colds or influenza anyway. The whole “panicdemic” hysteria was and (to the extent that it still exists) is mad, like one of the Alice in Wonderland situations.

There is a conspiracy of silence in the mass media about this.

Just one example of the crazed “woke” nonsense that has taken over police forces, local authorities, charities etc across the country.

Britain 2022— invaded and pillaged

I used to go to Wood Green Crown Court quite often during my Bar pupillage (1992). Even then, 31 years ago, almost all defendants accused of serious crimes were black.

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Sam Bankman-Fried” (((J)))…

Jewish. What a shock…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Bankman-Fried.

In the last days of the Roman Empire in the West, “celebrity chefs”, as we now term them, became prominent, as were “celebrity” sportsmen such as gladiators and others. The extreme wealth of the few contrasted with the poverty and penury of the many. Collapse of society became inevitable. Deja vu?

Members of the public are justified in bringing those MPs, ex-MPs, and msm drones who are enemies of the people to justice. “For the welfare of the people is the highest law” [Cicero].

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/05/30/one-mans-extremism-is-another-mans-struggle-for-liberty-and-justice/

A favourite old film

[Night of the Demon (1957)]
[Night of the Demon (1957); trailer]

Ostalgie”-musik

Not that I in any way “supported” the odd little East German state, the DDR, at the time when I saw it (for a couple of days only) in 1988. It had its points (like Cuba) but (also like Cuba) not many…

I recall being driven across the East-West German frontier, in the very south of the DDR, on a sunny afternoon in 1988. A little-used crossing-point.

Border guards, some with automatic weapons. A careful document-check.

The car was almost dismantled, the seats taken out, other areas examined minutely, and a little wheeled mirror used to look under the vehicle (as they used to do at checkpoints in Northern Ireland in the 1970s). Then the seats etc were expertly put back and screwed down, all items previously removed put back into the car, and off we drove. I think that it took an hour or so.

There was not even one other car crossing. There was then a kind of no-man’s land (I think still officially DDR territory), complete with (on both sides) strips of raked sand, high razor wire and, in the middle distance, a huge concrete watch-tower akin to a water-tower or airfield control-tower, from which we were no doubt being scrutinized through powerful binoculars or telescopes. Three barriers in all, I think. Then just open country for a little while.

The West German side was less formal, one man in a little sentry box.

I read that, now that the border is no more, that once-mined and guarded strip is an important conservation zone for animals and birds, a kind of nature reserve. Funny how things change.

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

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weli_Muhadow]
[central part of Merv, called Erk Gala, Turkmenistan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merv]

News story

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/vladimir-putin-alexander-litvinenko-john-le-carre-berlin-russia-b1039373.html

A report about a spy case involving the British Embassy in Berlin.

According to the journalist who wrote that report, one Emily Pennink [https://uk.linkedin.com/in/emily-pennink-33aa6527],

After the Cold War officially ended in 1991, hopes of a warmer co-existence with Russia were gradually snuffed out, culminating in the invasion of Ukraine this year – the first war in Europe since the Second World War.”]

[Evening Standard].

What?! “...the first war in Europe since the Second World War“? What was the Yugoslavian conflict of the 1990s, then? A little localized disagreement? What about the bloody American bombings of Serbia? What were they? Not a war? Just a “police action“, as the Russians now say of Ukraine?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yugoslav_Wars; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_bombing_of_Yugoslavia; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_bombing_of_Yugoslavia#Aftermath.

Just as MPs are now generally of very poor quality, so are many who scribble in the newspapers. I should not like to be accused of “bias” by pointing out that many such persons are called Justin, Toby, Allegra or, indeed, Emily, but the fact remains, leaving aside their often-twee names, that many are rather ignorant and also, not infrequently, only semi-literate, despite all having gone to some university or other, and/or having diplomas in journalism.

That journalist might like to note that the coldness that has developed between Russia and the West in the past 20 years has been created, mainly, by both NATO expansionism and, also, the sheer exploitation of Russia by Western interests (and/or Jews) during the 1990s Yeltsin period— and since then as well.

Incidentally, that journalist, Emily Pennink, is no recent graduate, or trainee; she has been a journalist for some 21 years.

I had better not be too rude about her Evening Standard report— she is a black belt —3rd Dan— in karate!

Ah…just looked at her Twitter output: retweeting such as the malicious Jewish “Hope not Hate” snoop organization…

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So “Jack Monroe” claims that she turned up at the Grenfell Fire scene, and then was simply “waved through the police cordon” by a policeman?! That has to be not only untrue but absolutely absurdly so. Did she show her long-expired ID showing her to have been someone who once answered the telephone at some Essex fire station? As an assertion, that is not even slightly plausible.

Yet the “Bootstrap Cook” has her (usually unthinking) supporters, such as one “Jaimi Shrive”, who admits that she knows basically nothing about “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook”, yet is willing to insult those public-spirited people such as “@AwfullyMolly”, who have exposed the apparent fakery and, frankly, “grifting” and near-fraud around the subject and by the subject:

The above individual admits that she really knows nothing about the subject in hand, but (perhaps typically of such people) that will not prevent her from having a firm opinion about it!

You would think that someone purporting to hold a quasi-professional position (looking at the Twitter profile) would not make herself look so silly, but there it is…

Just looking at her other tweets: they are silly, pointless. Not worth looking at again.

Many of the hard-core Jack Monroe zealots seem to be of the LGBTQXYZ coterie. As I said in my assessment published 6 weeks ago, few if any are “poor” or “struggling”. It’s a kind of cult.

Some replies seen:

[Update, 13 November 2022: I see now that the tweeter “Jaimi Shrive” is connected with a small organization accused (justly or not) of both abusive conduct and “grifting”; see below

The UK is full of these pseudo-professional people and organizations, some of which are outright frauds. In the case of “Jaimi Shrive”, who may or may not actually exist as a real person, her illiterate, stupid and pointless tweets destroy any attempt at credibility].

I might not agree with everything said or done by Jamie Oliver, but I think that he means well most of the time, and he is at least a genuine chef, not someone who calls “themselves” “chef” or at least “cook“, but whose idea of edible food is a few tins of fish, beans, and fruit mixed together, or some other dog’s dinner of a “Mahashma Gandhi”.

I have to admit that I am at least tending to that view myself now.

I have to say that, apart from the thing itself, what I find disturbing is that supposedly “serious” newspapers such as the Guardian and Observer, and numerous journalists from other newspapers, TV etc, have not bothered to seek out the truth, but just accepted the contrived “legend” as genuine, on the nod. The same is true of a few MPs, such as Debbie Abrahams [Lab. Oldham East and Saddleworth https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debbie_Abrahams]

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I do not watch the show, and for me the best entertainment would be if a natural disaster were to happen and they all had to scrabble for their lives for real. I might watch that.

Why is anyone even interested in the views of this individual?

Either stupid and naive, or a stupid racemixing “ho”. Maybe which one she is depends on how much alcohol, or what drugs, she has ingested at any given time.

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Diary Blog, 8 November 2022

Morning music

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Gipps]

Though composed in 1945, that symphony seems to me to be closer to the optimism of the UK in the early 1950s, eg the 1951 Festival of Britain [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festival_of_Britain], which optimism lived side-by-side with the dullness of postwar rationing (which lasted, in part, until 1955) and the economic degradation of a country which had exhausted itself fighting an entirely unnecessary war for 6 years.

On this day a year ago

“Beer Hall Putsch”

The so-called “Beer Hall Putsch” began on the evening of 8 November 1923.

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

[1930s ceremony in Munich, honouring the fallen of the 1923 putsch]
[“At the end stands Victory“]

“Bootstrap Cook”

If “Bootstrap Cook” is sued, I wonder whether she will pay out actual money this time for her previous solicitor, self-promoting Israel-based Jew, “Mark Lewis Lawyer”, to act for her? Last time, when “Jack Monroe” sued Katie Hopkins (and won £24,000 plus very heavy costs), Lewis acted (and instructed Counsel) on the “no win no fee” basis but, in that case, Bootstrap Cook was the claimant.

See also, generally, https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/11/update-re-mark-lewis-lawyer-questions-are-raised/.

Reading about “Jack Monroe” recently, in far more detail than I have in previous years, I now wonder quite seriously whether some of her activities merit the attention of the Fraud Squad or the like. Hard to say without a full investigation.

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In the short term, somewhere such as Ascension Island. Or West Falkland.

The Western world needs a cultural purge, a real one, the like of which has never been seen in Europe or the Americas.

So will be the Dnieper dam(s), and all other electricity-generating stations currently under the control of the Kiev regime. The following tweet is from a week or so ago:

I have blogged previously, though a few years ago, about that lunatic, Hallam: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/08/16/the-extinction-rebellion-levellers/.

Hallam poses as a “former organic farmer” whose “business” was apparently ruined (somehow) by “climate change”. In fact, his “farm” (smallholding) consisted of about 9.6 acres! More like a large garden. When I had lease of a country house in Cornwall 20 years ago, our gardens and other grounds were 4 acres or so (with de facto use of another 100). In the aerial photograph below, the bit my wife and I occupied was the main house and the area where the trees are:

[my one-time home, photographed in about 100 acres of North Cornwall]

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Hallam_(activist).

Before African misgovernment ruined Kenya and the rest of British East Africa, it had railways, good ones, run properly by British people. The long-distance routes even had restaurant cars with full dinner service!

“COP27”, another globalist multikulti beanfest, attended by incompetent “leaders” and finance-capitalist exploiters.

Why has the bastard not been shot or otherwise punished? Elected tyrant.

Leslie Phillips

Leslie Phillips! I have to admit that I thought that he had died maybe 20 or even 30 years ago.

When I was a child, in the 1960s, he was inescapable. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Phillips.

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I do not know enough about mental conditions to label someone who poses as all things to all men, but that seems to be “Jack Monroe”, in my opinion. Turn the kaleidoscope slightly, and you get a slightly different view. Turn it again, and again a slightly different picture appears.

Macron looks rather “needy” there. You would think that it is France, not Venezuela, that is a shambolic, pseudo-socialist, disaster…

It has been said (rightly or wrongly) that another Twitter account which asks for money is also “Jack Monroe” under a pseudonym. Seems unlikely, but I just do not know.

I have no idea whether that other account is (or was— the account being now deleted) “Jack Monroe”; whether it is or was, it seems to have been an outright fraud whoever was operating it.

Yet (as of today) 663 mugs are still sending money every single month to “Jack Monroe”; maybe as much as £6,630 per month. In cash. Taxfree. Also, scribblers from, eg, the Irish Daily Mail, are still tweeting in support of what now looks like it might be at least akin to an outright fraud.

The only way to sort out the competing claims seems to be a civil or criminal court examination.

My own opinion why so many (not poor, indeed often affluent) persons defend the “Bootstrap Cook” is because she has become a kind of totem for a number of causes, and that effect is facilitated by the multi-headed nature of her own well-publicized identity or identities.

People often just believe what they want to believe. You only have to look at “Boris” Johnson, who (tellingly, aided and abetted by the Press, TV and radio for 20 years) was able to convince tens of millions of people that he was hugely intelligent (he’s not), hugely cultured (he’s not) and has great socio-political ideas (he has no ideas at all beyond schoolboy “bridges over oceans” and the like). A complete idiot, yet millions, even now, believe in him.

“Boris” is only one egregious example of that syndrome.

Afternoon music

[painting by Jack Vettriano]

Migration invasion

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11402923/Couples-wedding-cancelled-venue-used-asylum-seekers.html

Revisionist archaeology

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

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

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/26/the-tide-is-coming-in-reflections-on-the-possible-end-of-our-present-civilization-and-what-might-follow/

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Well-meaning people seem to be being used, duped (arguably).

Graphological point: note the hugely narcissistic giant loops of the first letters of the words, preceding the squashed rest of the words. Is it fanciful to say that that indicates a big front with nothing much behind it?

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/05/02/deadhead-mps-an-occasional-series-the-gavin-williamson-story/.

…again making one wonder what has protected that idiot for years.

Twitter minus one smug anti-British Jew equals good news

I had to put Julia Hartley Brewer straight on some legal points years ago (on Twitter). She blocked me after trying and failing to brush me off (with what she thought was a good reply until I pointed out her errors). She’s just a “controlled opposition” radio loudmouth.

Diary Blog, 26 October 2022

Morning music

[Rembrandt, Ship at Sea]

On this day a year ago

Overall comment on recent political events and on the new Government

For me, one of the major aspects, looking at both the Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak Cabinets is the sheer mediocrity, at best, of the Cabinet ministers appointed by both Truss and Sunak (several appointed by the former have now been reappointed to various offices by the latter).

Here we have a country of 60-70 million inhabitants, a country with a long and distinguished history, and which has produced more for the world, arguably, than most if not all others [including, among hundreds of examples, the Industrial Revolution, trains, hovercraft, jet aircraft, radar, modern sanitation etc], and the best our political system can throw up (so to speak) is this pack of idiots? In the old Private Eye caricature of the newspaper editor Bill Deedes [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Deedes], “shome mishtake, shurely?“.

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Brexit was badly mishandled. How to save it? First thing is to stop arms, ammunition, and money going from the pockets of British taxpayers to the dictatorial regime of the Jew Zelensky in Kiev.

Second necessary thing is for Britain to withdraw trade sanctions against Russia, restore full trade links and, also very important, cultural links. This will benefit Britain hugely, especially now that the EU, USA, and other states have pledged to intensify trade sanctions. An open field for British commerce, with little competition.

Third thing would be to distance the UK from NATO.

In return, I have no doubt that Russia would supply gas at cost, or even below cost, to the UK; a direct pipeline could be constructed. Britain would thereby stave off both energy shortages and high prices.

The above would not, of itself, solve the problems in dealing with the EU single market, but would mitigate them.

I have discussed previously on the blog that “Jimmy Carr Destroys Art” show, created by Jews at Channel 4, and featuring grinning little monkey and tax evader/avoider Jimmy Carr. Don’t want to waste any time on the bastard today.

Incidentally, though, perhaps I should add that I despise the concept and actuality of Jimmy Carr Destroys Art for wider reasons than simply because one of the works of art destroyed was by Adolf Hitler.

I would not, for example, want to destroy Jewish art, such as the works of Chagall, or even the degenerate contemporary “art” of moneygrubbing “artists” such as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, who are not Jewish themselves, but their work heavily promoted by the wealthy and well-connected Jew, Charles Saatchi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Saatchi.

Actually, the German Reich did not, as a rule, destroy what it considered “degenerate” and/or Jewish art; it actually held exhibitions of it, as educative for the people.

Exactly. The Jews at Channel 4 who are behind Jimmy Carr Destroys Art, and the “woke”/”antifa”/Jews/etc who watch it and like it, just want to go “ha ha! That’s one relic of ‘Nazism’ gone!“. It panders to a love of destructiveness, especially on the part of the Jew-Zionist element.

Even those who, like me, commend the basic principle behind National Socialism, would not (I certainly would not) say that Hitler’s youthful paintings are “great art”. They are mostly no more than competent. There is no argument for destroying them, however.

As for Eric Gill, a perverse person, but his art is interesting and also significant for its role in its time period. You could say much the same of many great artists of the recent and further past.

In the end, there will be only one way to eliminate the evil “woke”/”antifa” etc from society.

Justice?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11355605/Drunk-businessman-46-sexually-assaulted-girl-17-flight-Manchester-spared-jail.html

I applaud mercy on the part of sentencing judges, in principle, but not when justice itself is cast aside.

Look at that non-sentence, very typical of today.

It sometimes “seems” that, unless the case is one of murder or terrorism, or tweeting/blogging a few criticisms of the Jewish influence in the UK (eg in the cases of Alison Chabloz or Jez Turner), it is all but impossible to get imprisoned in the UK, no matter what you do to other people.

Free speech banned (again)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11355709/Cambridge-college-apologises-distressing-students-invite-gender-critical-lecture.html

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Reminds me of times past, about 30 years ago.

When I was living intermittently in New Jersey in the early 1990s, I was invited to lunch by American friends of someone I knew at the Bar in London. The three Americans were all partners of a small law firm specializing in shipping and insurance.

When I arrived at their office in downtown Manhattan, near Wall Street, a small group was just leaving, including a bearded Jew wearing a skullcap.

The American lawyers explained that that group had been there in connection with a matter involving insurance, in which matter the people I was visiting were on the other side. The bearded one was said to be a rabbi, who owned commercial property in Brooklyn. I was surprised. I was unaware that Jew rabbis were allowed to own, or did own, business enterprises.

My American hosts laughed and told me that the rabbi was suspected of having had the building in question torched for the insurance. “We call it Jewish lightning!“, they explained.

My religious education was enriched further by another encounter at that office: I met another lawyer who came in and had a cross on his forehead, marked out in ash. I asked what that was, and was told that it was to do with Lent in the Eastern Orthodox church, the lawyer concerned being a Lebanese Christian [https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/meaning-cross-ashes-ash-wednesday]. New York City, the melting pot…

I had never seen that (the marking of the forehead), nor even heard of it, previously.

A memorable day also for the interesting lunch that followed, held at an old New York club (I think not now in existence, though), called the New York Drug and Chemical Club, and founded by the leaders of those industries a century or more before, but now situate 50 or more floors up in a skyscraper. Interesting to eat clams and drink Bloody Mary cocktails as the odd helicopter slid by the window (silently), en route to the East River Heliport. A New York experience not had by most visitors to the city.

A year or two later, I hosted the same Americans when they came to London on business. We went to the unique (and now also closed down) Luba’s Bistro at Yeoman’s Row, Knightsbridge, one of my regular haunts back then.

Bring your own wine, beer, or vodka, and enjoy their unchanging 1950s menu, an eclectic mix of Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Georgian, and a bit of French, all consumed in a crowded restaurant where you would be seated near (and I do mean near) the next table of diners, who might be anything from a Church of England canon (accompanied by young blonde wife) who was “an honorary archimandrite of the Eastern Orthodox Church” (overheard by my then girlfriend), to Soviet types who might or might not have been spies of some sort.

Happy days (I suppose).

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Of all the ways governments have wasted money in the past, the “panicdemic” nonsense, and particularly the “Test and Trace” nonsense was the most egregious; almost unbelievable.

As previously blogged, if the Triple Lock is abandoned, then the 60+ age group population of voters will probably abandon the Conservative Party en bloc.

Gavin Williamson

Unbelievably, Gavin Williamson, one of the most stupid MPs of the lot, is back in government, this time as “Minister without Portfolio”. I think that he is a freemason, perhaps of some rank. Nothing else explains why he is even an MP.

See my assessment from a few years ago: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/05/02/deadhead-mps-an-occasional-series-the-gavin-williamson-story/.

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A reminder that “Labour” has become as much of a bad joke as the fake “Conservatives”.

As to Eddie Izzard, that creature apparently intends to seek selection as a candidate at the next general election, perhaps for a seat in Sheffield. His prominence as entertainer will probably ensure an easy victory.

If someone, not even from the 1960s or 1970s, but as recently as the 1990s, were suddenly to land in the Britain of 2022, he or she (not “he/she” or “they“) would find much of this country pretty mad, as well as very much in decline in most ways.

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

Late tweets

The National Trust, like the RNLI and most big charities and institutions, is now riddled with traitors of all sorts in high positions.

Mark Twain had it first and best: “there are lies, damned lies, and statistics“…

Someone can be “competent” to “run the economy”, and increase GDP etc, but if the benefits of that strong economy go almost entirely to the richest 20%, 10%, 5%, 1% (and in the UK it is mainly the 1%), then who can blame the other (as it might be) 99% of the population for saying “screw it! I don’t care!“(?).

I am reminded of the middle-aged man before the Brexit Referendum who was asked by a reporter whether he would change his Leave stance if he were convinced that Brexit would damage the economy. His answer? “I don’t really care…it’s only me and the dog“…

Nearly” a failed state?! Absolutely a failed state. It has been for most if not all of its 31-year history.

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