Interesting, if the new disclosures have any truth.
Blair was one of the most fervent members of Labour Friends of Israel when he was an MP. Corbyn, though weak, was relatively anti-Zionist. Starmer is another Labour “Friend of Israel”, and is married to a Jewish woman who is a lawyer; their children are being brought up as Jewish; Starmer and his wife celebrate Jewish tribal holidays.
The Jewish lobby wanted to regain control of the Labour Party. They have. Corbyn is now an “unperson”, but Starmer seems to be doing worse, as Labour leader, even than Corbyn (a result which I predicted in these blog pages).
I have seen and heard nothing as to whether Alison Chabloz’s trial Counsel (who, on her behalf, will be appealing her conviction and sentence), has as yet lodged that appeal and/or applied for bail pending that appeal. I apprehend that such application(s) will be lodged and made as soon as possible, possibly today.
[Update, 7 April 2021: It now appears that Alison Chabloz’s prisoner number is in fact slightly different from that quoted in the above tweet, and is A6478EK]
Polling seems to show that this is essentially a straight fight between Con and Lab:
There are likely to be at least 10 candidates in all, possibly 11 or 12.
Hartlepool has been held by the Labour Party since its creation in 1974. The Labour vote peaked, perhaps surprisingly, when Peter Mandelson was the candidate in 1997. Over 60%. The lowest trough was in 2015, when Labour scored 35.6% (UKIP second with 28%). Labour recovered to 52.5% in 2017, but crashed back to 37.7% in 2019.
The Conservative Party vote peaked early, in the first election of 1974 (45.7%). The Con trough was in 2001 (20.9%).
Brexit Party, represented by its deputy leader, Richard Tice, might have succeeded in 2019 had Nigel Farage not stabbed his own party in the back in order to help the Conservatives win the General Election. Even so, Tice managed a 25.8% third placing, not far behind the Conservative candidate. Reform Party is the forlorn reincarnation of Brexit Party, but already seems doomed. Even Farage, its “leader” until recently, has jumped ship.
Labour’s national problems have been intensified in Hartlepool by its candidates of recent years. Mike Hill, the MP since 2017, stepped down because he was facing sex pest allegations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Hill_(British_politician). A pretty dull Labour Party drone, who worked in trade unions and public libraries before becoming an MP.
Williams is obviously a careerist, and was the MP for Stockton South 2015-2017, when he lost to the Conservative candidate. He has also tried to become a Police and Crime Commissioner.
On paper, Williams looks like a solid candidate, with a solid background in healthcare as a GP etc, but is said to have been not very liked when MP for Stockton South. He is pro-EU in a very anti-EU part of the UK.
Labour’s national profile at present is not encouraging. The Jewish lobby managed, after a four-year struggle, to bin Jeremy Corbyn, replacing him with Keir Starmer, married to a woman who is a Jewish lawyer, and whose children are being brought up as Jewish.
Starmer is doing no better than Corbyn did in gaining public trust or popularity.
I do not feel inclined to call the result, as yet, though obviously Labour is on the back foot. If the Conservative Party wins, it will not be because there is sudden enthusiasm for it, or for Boris-idiot, but because Labour is sliding to oblivion. If Labour loses, Hartlepool may go down in British political history as the beginning of the end for the Labour Party.
Because both Government and Opposition are pro-“The Great Reset” and “the Great Replacement”, both are riddled with agents of the Jewish lobby, both are pro-ZOG [Zionist Occupation Government], pro-NWO [New World Order] and in favour of the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan, and therefore both following exactly the same agenda. Understand now??
Not sure that I can agree with Hitchens. “Peter Simple”, whose stuff I occasionally saw in the early 1970s, always seemed to me to be a rather unfunny propagandist of a kind of faux-English suburban pseudo-reactionary mindset. Fake. At least, that was my occasional impression, a long time ago.
There are plenty of examples of socio-political madness at present in the Western world, not least the near-worship of the blacks (as in the “BLM” nonsense), and in respect of “the virus”. The former is nonsense partly because much of our present world has been created over the past few thousand years, and especially the past 600 years, by white European people(s). The blacks were and are mere adjuncts, bystanders, spectators, sometimes nuisances and, yes (and as the “BLM” proponents themselves say) sometimes “victims”.
As to the latter of my two examples, i.e. “the virus”, in some respects that seems to be a deeper-embedded sort of madness, perhaps because based on a deeper emotion— fear.
The Coronavirus or Covid-19 virus has (supposedly) so far killed somewhere around 2 million people in the world. That is about one person in every 4,000 people. In the UK, the death toll per unit of population has been far higher (taking the statistics as given, though they are obviously faked or wrong to a great degree). In the UK, there have been well over 60,000 people who have died at least “with” Coronavirus. That is somewhere around one person in every 1,000 people in the UK.
Conclusion as to seriousness: serious but not existentially so.
Conclusion as to measures taken: absolutely mad. Society has been crippled, normal life largely put on hold, civil rights abrogated, and the UK economy facing a very serious hit. A cowed and frightened population have been walking around (even on solitary country walks etc!) in facemasks (despite such masks being of doubtful use), and every kind of busybody and self-appointed guardian of public behaviour given loose rein. That applies also to the police.
Meanwhile, millions of people are all but abandoned by the NHS because their ailments (including the most serious) are priotitized as secondary in importance to the supposed battle against “the virus”.
The public debate, such as there is, is futile, because a huge propaganda campaign has frightened the unthinking mass of the people into imagining that their lives are in danger from this virus, whereas for 999 out of 1,000 people that is simply not so. Reasoned arguments from such as Lord Sumption, the former Law Lord (Supreme Court justice), cut little ice, because emotion almost always trumps reason.
Oh, well. In the phrase of the day, which so well sums up the present apathy and complacency, which applies in almost everything now (apart from the “panicdemic”), “we are where we are”…
On this Easter Sunday, let us not forget brave and persecuted satirist, singer and songwriter, Alison Chabloz, presently sitting in prison because a malicious Jew-Zionist cabal instigated a prosecution under the notoriously flawed Communications Act 2003, s.127.
It is to be hoped that Counsel for Alison Chabloz will soon be able to secure her release on bail pending appeal (to Crown Court) against an egregiously poor verdict and sentence by a magistrate. Unfortunately, that is unlikely to happen (if it does happen) before Tuesday [6 April 2021], at earliest.
That last is interesting as a metaphor. The same view, pretty much, that John Buchan, or Zuleika Dobson, might have seen before the First World War, or that others might have seen between the wars. Oxford now is hugely different (not just in terms of buildings but socially too) from both 1911 and the 1930s world of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, from that of C.S. Lewis, Tolkien and the Inklings, but that view remains essentially the same.
When I was a (rather belated) law student, in the 1980s, there was being discussed the question of whether barristers would continue to wear wigs and gowns. The wisest answer came from a lecturer who said that the Bar would cast aside everything except the wigs and gowns. The outward forms would remain.
In fact, while the above has proven to be mainly the case (in Crown Courts especially), in County Court the judge has discretion to dispense with the old form of dress, and in High Court and other fora (particularly in commercial cases) the old form of dress is often not in use now (neither is it in family law cases).
Nonetheless, most people do encounter the practising Bar in Crown Courts, and there the old forms remain in force. The substance of the Bar has, however, changed out of all recognition even since I was finally (having spent time in the USA) Called to the Bar in 1991.
Looking at the UK, the same is true in many other ways. Look at, for example, the Monarchy. It looks, at least largely, similar to what it was in, say 1956, the year of my birth. In reality, it has changed to something rather different. As I have blogged on previous occasions, whatever one may think of the Queen and Consort, no-one could mistake them or their lifestyle for that of “ordinary people”.
When you look at Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward, there is less of the “royal”. You could just about (certainly in the case of the last three) imagine them living in some expensive part of suburbia, as part of (if the term now has any meaning) the rich “middle classes”, or indeed the “nouveaux riches”; or (as indeed is the case) living in Gloucestershire or Surrey, racing around in Range-Rovers, like characters in an “Aga saga”.
What about William and Kate, Harry and the Royal Mulatta? Notionally “royal” (in the case of William and Kate), but only in a “holding on by the fingertips” sense. Certainly there is nothing royal about Harry the “Royal Cuck” and Meghan the “Royal Mulatta” (who, not so many years ago, was actually married to someone else, a Jew businessman in Southern California!).
I do not want to be too hard on Harry. He obviously has emotional or mental problems, and was bagged by the Mulatta easier than the Duke of Edinburgh used to bag grouse, but he is basically now a peripheral nobody, albeit with plenty of money and still holding (so far) a couple of English titles.
William and Kate? At present still lined up to be King and Queen at some point, but I rather doubt that they will reach the finishing post.
There seems to be ongoing, and now intensifying, a purge of dissident “radio stations” on the Internet. The noisy “Campaign Against Antisemitism” fake charity yesterday announced that, at its instigation, Devon and Cornwall Police and CPS had charged someone from Cornwall under the Public Order Act 1986.
I was informed by a blog commentator that a former BBC employee who now runs his own “radio station” online from Nottinghamshire, has also been harassed by the police.
We have seen how others who run, or even just talk on, Internet “radio” podcasts are being subjected to similar treatment. Alison Chabloz is on trial, on a similar basis, next week (30-31 March 2021). Good luck and victory to her!
Britain’s toytown police state is gradually developing into a real one, aided by the weaponization of “the virus”, a supine Bar, malleable or complicit judges, conniving mass media, and a non-existent Parliamentary Opposition.
Behind much of the current repression are the “usual suspects”, of course…
The “average Joe” still has no idea that what we are seeing in the UK is effectively the extirpation of what have passed as “democracy”, most civil rights etc, and all —supposedly— because of a virus that, worldwide, has killed about one person in every 4,000 people.
In reality, this is all, or almost all, simply an easy way to smooth the way for the NWO/ZOG “Great Reset” of 2022, and to set the agenda for the years up to 2055. An attempt to control the current of the Zeitgeist…
I myself had a very good year in Kazakhstan (1996-1997), despite occasional problems and, indeed, a scuffle or two.
For once, I find myself in agreement with Fraser Nelson.
I am no psychiatrist, but there is a very high incidence of schizophrenia in the black “community”. That may have been the case here (or he may just be a black lunatic who hates white/European people anyway).
Cartoons of either should not be criminalized. FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION…
Interesting. Davey trying to revive the LibDem “dead man walking” by giving the LibDems a USP to distinguish them from the other two main English parties of the System.
The people of England, drugged by msm propaganda, “elected” (a rigged selection, then a rigged or effectively rigged General Election) a part-Jew public entertainer and jester as Prime Minister. C’est ca…
What more do people expect of an idiot like “Boris”? He has no real ability.
Such traitors do more harm than spies or even terrorists could ever do.
As for thick-as-two-short-planks Priti Patel, her “cunning plan” seems to be to try to discourage small-boat migration-invasion, while allowing in, on an even more lax basis, so-called “legal” immigrants of all kinds, including “asylum-seekers”.
The result of the above is that small-boat invaders will not be returned (anywhere) because most will destroy their papers and/or lie about their origins, while —at the same time— huge new waves of “legal” migration will come. That’s without even thinking about the (up to) 5 MILLION Hong Kong Chinese expected to arrive.
If you cannot see, even now, that this is all part of an international conspiratorial plan, you never will. The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan. The Great Replacement. The Great Reset.
“Three boys“? Not much of a description. Age? Racial or ethnic origin? I suppose we are supposed to guess…(and, no, a balaclava would not completely disguise the ethnic origin).
The number of Scottish MPs at Westminster varied, in those years, from 72 to (the present position) 59.
The SNP had no more than half a dozen MPs until 2015 (except for the mid/late 1970s, when it had 11). In 2015, the SNP won 56 out of 59 Commons seats (that fell to 35 in 2017, but rose again to 48 in 2019).
The SNP is of course a System party itself: pro-Jewish lobby, pro-Israel, pro-immigration, pro-finance capitalism. Domestically, in policy terms, it is mostly somewhere around where Labour was in the mid 1970s.
For me, the interesting speculation is as to whether, should support for the “three main” System parties collapse in England, a new social national party might not do what the SNP did in Scotland. Despite the absence of any credible nationalist (let alone social-national) party in England, it might be possible, in an extreme situation. The considerable though brief success or near-success of the weak conservative nationalist parties, UKIP and Brexit Party, has shown what might still be possible.
Much of what has happened and is still happening in the UK (and the EU states, and Australia/New Zealand) in the past year or so has been a mass psychological experiment, on a huge scale. Social conditioning. Part of the “Great Reset”…
…and I wonder what (((lobby))) is behind it all, though well-concealed?…
I did not watch any TV news yesterday, so missed this:
Good to see so many white (almost entirely white) real British people stand up and march for freedom and reason.
As for the liars at Sky News and other MSM outlets, they have proven themselves time and again to be the enemies of the people.
BBC “News”. Like Sky News, just System lying propaganda manufacturers.
The implication is clear: “lockdowns” either do not “save lives” or are actually counterproductive. Lack of sunlight (and so, vitamin D) seems to result in higher “Coronavirus” infection rates. Being cooped up inside with others (at home or at offices etc) is worse than being (some of the time) outside.
Sweden has had no “lockdowns”, yet has done better than the countries, such as the UK, that have had such draconian restrictions. Those who say that Sweden is different because Sweden “has few people” and those “widely spread out” are merely showing their ignorance: most Swedes live in cities, towns, and suburbs, just like the British.
I had an interesting experience a few days ago. I attended a routine eye screening test appointment at a medical centre in a small town in the South Central part of England, near the coast. About 6 miles from my home.
I was about 20 minutes or so early, so sat in my car reading a book and observing. The car park was small, and I parked right by the main entrance of the medical centre. Early afternoon.
Apart from the main entrance, there were two large signs, one red, one green, with arrows pointing left and right, both directing persons with booked vaccination slots to go this or that way. I wondered whether the red was for people with “Covid-19” or other symptoms. Or it may be that the red was for people in a higher-priority tranche of the population. I saw two people enter by those entrances. Both looked entirely normal and well, on the face of it.
For my own appointment, the routine eye test, I entered the building. Deserted. Not even a receptionist. In fact there was one very old person sitting, masked, in an ancient parka, on a chair in the waiting area, where the chairs had been widely-spaced.
After a minute, a nurse or assistant in a dark blue uniform asked me to wait (and requested that I put my disposable facemask above my nose!) (I should add that, in the test itself, the girl doing the test said that it could only conveniently be done by having the mask below the nose). I was called bang on time. Very good.
The eye test itself was conducted in a friendly and professional manner and took but a few minutes. Before eventually leaving the building, I noticed that the waiting area was now deserted again; even the old fellow in the parka had shuffled off. I was interested to note, while sitting in the car for a while (to ensure that my eyesight had returned to normal after the test) that a few more vaccination people (about half a dozen in all, in about 30 mins) entered or exited the building via the side entrance-points. All looked entirely healthy, whichever entrance they used.
I had been to that medical centre once before, a few years ago. It was fairly busy then. Where, now, are all those other patients? Looks as though many many people who were being seen, in pre-“virus” times, are now not being seen, or only seen in small numbers. As Peter Hitchens or someone said last year, to some extent the National Health Service has become a National Covid Service.
As to the routine screening I myself attended, and though I doubt whether it was really necessary in my case, I was grateful that, under the NHS system, such precautionary measures are available for free. In the USA and some other countries (most, in fact), many miss out, and some then suffer and/or die because they develop conditions which, had they been detected at an earlier stage, might well have been treatable.
The NHS needs a real overhaul, but the principle is good.
Sticks and stones…Professor Ferguson can be well satisfied: despite all his predictions having been proven wrong, wildly wrong at that, he is apparently still listened to at Downing Street, still welcome and treated with almost absurd respect on the BBC Today Programme and by that ghastly little bumboy on BBC PM; and he is still, very likely, banging his married “ho” in contravention of the stupid anti-virus “rules” he himself laid down. In fact, I should not be surprised, in our new “reward failure” UK, were Ferguson to be awarded some shopworn “honour” in the end.
“What the hell” it is…is the sharp end of the emergent UK multikulti “Great Reset” police state. A UK where a remark —however true or accurate…that’s irrelevant— about a Jew or a black can get a British person hauled to court, a Britain where a Government-funded commission headed by an ex-Muslim repression-fanatic can report that statements not illegal (even under the present very repressive laws), and not even based on (however defined) “hate”, should be made illegal (!) if anti the doomed multikulti society.
Parliament is now a rubber stamp, as is the Monarchy, and the Opposition is exactly as ruled by the Jewish-Zionist-Israel lobby as is the Government. In reality, there is no true Opposition.
That’s the Dutch all over. In 1940, German forces invaded and occupied the Netherlands in 4 days (5, officially); Soviet forces would have taken 2 (had there been an invasion in the 1980s). In the 1990s, Dutch Army “soldiers” abandoned the civilians of Srebrenica to their fate after the Dutch were given the choice of fighting or leaving.
I used to really respect the Dutch and at least some of their liberality (in the 1970s), but even Dutch family friends began to understand, from the 1980s onward, that the liberality had led to licence. Also, to mass immigration, migration-invasion, crime, and general decadence.
Now look: liberality-licence-disorder-dictatorship, and a police force worse than that of Belarus or Russia. As often happens, Plato described the process first (in The Symposium). The cartoon below also fits.
It fits UK policing too, now.
Most msm journalists, like (probably) most members of the public, still think that this is all about a virus (one that, worldwide, has only killed about 1 person in every 4,000, and in the UK about 1 person in every 1,000 —if that, bearing in mind the faked statistics—).
This is not about a virus. It is about “The Great Reset”, openly promoted by the World Economic Forum and in the pages of the Financial Times, Economist, and other System “insider” publications.
The virus situation has simply provided (as the WEF admitted in its tweets) a convenient opportunity. The virus has been weaponized, and the majority fooled.
In the all-important 33-year cycle, 2022 is the next really significant year. The year that will set the agenda for the subsequent 33 years, as 1989 set the agenda for the past 32-33 years.
George Galloway, though once a good effective orator, is ideologically unsound, inconsistent, self-seeking and, ultimately, just silly.
Hitchens is right insofar as marches and demonstrations achieve little or nothing, beyond boosting morale (if the numbers are impressive). As for the categories Hitchens mentions, he is correct about their surrender, but a future social-national state and, before that, movement, will not rely on those categories as they now are.
Enjoyable, if slightly slow in places. Generally watchable. A team of Swedish and Danish counter-terror officers try to track a team of Islamist terrorists who are planning to use a stolen missile warhead mounted on a drone, and to attack a target not yet known to the authorities.
What made me laugh is how a huge amount of skill and ingenuity is used to try to catch the terrorists, but no-one ever questions the presence in Scandinavia of large populations of alien Muslims, without which situation, and regardless of the fact that (?) 90% or more are neither terrorists nor supporters of terrorism, the terror plot in the TV series would never have been possible…
Let us take a country, unnamed. In that country, freedom of expression is gradually whittled down to almost nothing, especially on certain topics that are the mainstay of a certain ethno-religious minority within the unnamed country. Malicious prosecutions are bulldozed past lazy, dozy, incompetent, or suborned police, prosecutors and even courts.
In the unnamed country in question, the newspapers, radio stations, newspapers, magazines, are virtually all controlled or very strongly influenced by that same ethno-religious minority. In any case, a government organization has regulatory power over TV and radio and works to the agenda of that same minority.
In that country, the political system is likewise controlled, making the formation and operation of a “democratic” political party almost impossible, and certainly (combined with control of the msm) making political success in the ordinary peaceful way all but impossible.
Online, the same group (in fact, a small subset of the minority mentioned), in that same country, makes sure that dissidents are removed from major social media platforms. Any payment pages they have are also interfered with, and donations made difficult.
At the same time, malicious complaints are made about any dissident persons holding views inimical to the same minority mentioned above. Such complaints are made to social media platforms, to employers or business clients of the dissidents, and also to police, as already mentioned.
In such a situation of unfreedom, what is to be done, in what has become, in that unnamed country, an emergent police state, effectively controlled or influenced (to a degree amounting to near-control) by a small and clearly-defined minority?
In fact, of course they represented her views and those of the “ZOG” BBC, which is now an organization wholly inimical to British and all other white European people.
To be fair, why should “Naga Munchetty” (real name Subha Nagalakshmi Munchetty-Chendriah) be favourable to the Union flag? After all, though born in London, she is not British by origin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naga_Munchetty. She is, basically, alien.
The problem with Naga Munchetty is not her view of the Union flag (discourteous though that was) but the fact that she and others who are basically not British —and are fundamentally anti-White race and culture— are on the BBC and other TV and radio stations at all (certainly in the numbers they are).
Also, why are mediocre people such as Naga Munchetty and her English or Irish fellow sofa-sitter paid large amounts to sit looking stupid, and asking banal questions, on morning TV? A side point, but another irritating aspect all the same.
Still, her behaviour (not for the first time) is rather rude, and also rather churlish, bearing in mind the opportunities —and the luxury lifestyle— which this country has provided for her.
The Naga Munchetty storm in a Twitter teacup has brought all the political loonies and deadheads out! Here are a few:
Oh, yes, the right to work in Slovakia, Portugal, Finland. I am sure that millions of Brits are gnashing their teeth that they can no longer do that! What world do these pro-EU idiots inhabit? Yes, true, I myself lived in France for years (though worked elsewhere, mostly in the UK), but the British masses never realistically had the opportunity to work in mainland EU. Only a few here and there (if you leave out the sad chancers trying to do B&B in Spain or France).
Well, I do not think that the Hakenkreuz (Swastika) is “sinister” anyway, and neither is the Union flag.
“In 1920, Adolf Hitler decided that the Nazi Party needed its own insignia and flag. For Hitler, the new flag had to be “a symbol of our own struggle” as well as “highly effective as a poster.” On August 7, 1920, at the Salzburg Congress, this flag became the official emblem of the Nazi Party. In Mein Kampf, Hitler described the Nazis’ new flag: “In red we see the social idea of the movement, in white the nationalistic idea, in the swastika the mission of the struggle for the victory of the Aryan man, and, by the same token, the victory of the idea of creative work, which as such always has been and always will be anti-Semitic.” [National Museum of American History;https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1357427].
The above two tweets represent a current within the UK which is or was probably most concentrated in Corbyn-Labour. A cartoon view of both history and contemporary UK politics.
The anti-Union Jack people may be (?) in the majority on Twitter, but in the real world are a small minority. I myself am not a devotee, particularly, of conservative faux-nationalism, nor of monarchy for that matter, but it is irritating when aliens, and/or those with no alternative to speak of, attack either in a silly way. I’m English, you see…
Tweeter “@Helen121” is an example of a quite commonly seen phenomenon: the (almost certainly) white British person who sincerely, though wrongheadedly, believes that decent civic values, culture, law, order etc can survive migration invasion by (and subsequent breeding by) million upon million non-Brits; non-Europeans who have (even when born here) no real connection to our history, culture, beliefs, or values.
It occurs to me that, as with “the virus”, this recent crime is being used to continue “lockdown” by other means. A curfew for men after 1800 hrs is absurd, yet apparently being considered by the Scottish and Welsh pseudo-governments. England? Who knows?
A “curfew for men”, if it were actually to be enforced, would in reality be a curfew for everyone, because relatively few women walk around alone after dark anyway.
All part of “the Great Reset”? I wonder…
Christ overturned the tables of the Jew moneychangers. That is one part of the New Testament which is very relevant to the present-day.
Not sure that I agree with that: the Good, the Beautiful, and the True, are all distinct, though they may at times co-incide, or coalesce. The “Trinity of existence”?
An interesting and worthwhile point, though that Welsh house is not exactly beautiful…
John Rentoul gave himself 5.5 out of 10 this week, thus (for once) beating me. I scored only 5 out of 10, not knowing the answers to questions 3, 6, 8, 9 and 10.
This is what happens when Jews, particularly Zionists, have power over non-Jews. It may take different forms in different host-countries but the essence is similar. The extent or degree depends on the demographic percentages, mainly.
Late afternoon music
14 March 2021
A few stray thoughts about the USA(etc)
Those who read my blog regularly will know that I have never been favourable to Trump, and for a number of reasons, despite the fact that I tweeted “in his favour” during the 2016 campaign (because Hillary Clinton and her clique wanted conflict in the Middle East against Syria and Russia, which could have ignited open Russia-USA warfare).
Well, time moves on. A Jewish cabal had my Twitter account removed in 2018; since then I have not tweeted (it’s a largely pointless activity anyway). Trump, after having been elected, proved himself nothing more than a loudly-squawking parrot in a gilded cage, and guarded by Zionist Jews. His removal at the 2020 election was, overall, formally legitimate (in my opinion), even if attended by some anti-Trump illegalities. Was it, however, truly legitimate in the wider sense? I say not.
For me, this whole question goes beyond ludicrous Trump himself. It cuts to whether the American system and way of life is actually working for either those of white European origin who mainly built the country into what it is, or indeed for the blacks and others who are —with exceptions, yes— at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid.
The socio-economic system in the USA is an exaggerated example of that now existing in the rest of the Western world.
In the late 1980s, I think around 1987, I saw an ad in a British magazine which summed up what was happening under the Thatcher government (and in the USA under Reagan). A picture of an Old Master painting juxtaposed with a photograph of the then quite new Canary Wharf development. Under the Old Master, the legend, “work of art“, but under Canary Wharf, “the art of work“.
In the past 30+ years, that influence has become mainstream in both the UK and also the even more receptive USA. How often do we now see and hear about any group of people that they deserve more pay, profit, privileges because they are “hardworking”? All the time. School students “deserve”, we are told, to be awarded top grades (meaningless as many now are) because, yes, those teenagers are (said to be) “hardworking” even when it is patent from the pronouncements and tweets etc of many that they know very little about anything.
Likewise, groups ranging from NHS employees to schoolteachers are judged not on whether they are being organized, deployed and activated efficiently or with good results and outcomes, but on the premise that they are “hardworking”.
The other side of the coin? Those who for whatever reason are (supposedly) not “hardworking”, meaning the unemployed, disabled, artists and others not financially successful, and so on.
It is rarely examined how many of those at or near the top of the society “deserve” their privilege. One example? The UK Royal Family. The kefuffle around Harry and the Royal Mulatta has brought that into focus, with the usual protestations of how “hardworking” they all are! I suppose that some mugs believe it…
The aim of all the propaganda is, of course, to keep the working masses under control. The “virus” situation (a weaponization of a real, serious, but not existential problem) has made such control easier.
Reverting to the American situation, we see that there has been an election which simply changes the deck chairs on the boat deck. Trump is out, Biden (with his even more plainly Jewish government appointees) is in.
The mass of the American people are simply not served by either major political party now. I want to focus on those of white European heritage, those who might create a better society, i.e. those who have the inherent ability to do that.
America is now majority non-white. The election of the mixed-race Obama (always called “black”, of course) was the sign that the democratic one-man one-vote system was no longer going to be any use for the white people of America on the Federal level.
Yes, Biden is a white person, but he is just a figurehead, and a puppet. Almost all of his top appointees are Jews, and the few who are not are “black” or, rather, mixed (eg Kamala Harris).
Demographics are the key. As America grows ever-more non-white, the political power will move that way too, towards the non-whites (but always under Jew-Zionist ultimate control), and towards the major cities and population hubs.
If the white people of America and (because this is not solely a race/ethnicity question) those who favour a so-called “traditional” way of life, become an ever-smaller minority, elections become less and less relevant to them. On the Federal level already, soon on the State level in some parts of the USA.
At some point, those who favour a civilized form of life and government are going to have to pull away from the USA as it now is becoming. Not just in terms of the ethnicity of the President, but also in terms of the whole finance-capitalist system that no longer serves the people (white, mixed, black, or other).
I do not foresee an immediate civil or social war, one with many casualties. This is a slow burn. Certainly the weapons which so many Americans worship are of no immediate utility. Not when the Federal authorities have tanks, jet aircraft, armoured cars, SWAT squads, the FBI etc. Still, the night is young…
The news that a piece of “digital art”, or electronic art, has been sold at auction for USD $69 million was puzzling. Apparently, such art can be copied for free, without any cost at all.
In other words, the $69,000,000 art can be replicated and used effectively without cost. This is not quite the same, or goes beyond, having a paper or other copy of, say, the Mona Lisa. Any copy of the Mona Lisa is probably subtly different from the real one, whereas (according to BBC Today Programme) the copy of the piece of “digital art” will be exactly the same as the original.
It seems that what is auctioned is not the digital art alone but the art plus an electronic key to the original, which allows the owner of that original to access the blockchain for it, blockchain being defined as follows:
“Blockchain is most simply defined as a decentralized, distributed ledger technology that records the provenance of a digital asset“; or
“In the simplest terms, Blockchain can be described as a data structure that holds transactional records and while ensuring security, transparency, and decentralization. You can also think of it as a chain or records stored in the forms of blocks which are controlled by no single authority” [and see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockchain].
In other words, what the purchaser has bought for his $69 million US dollars is the right to change the electronic artwork, just as the owner of the Mona Lisa or other material art has the legal right to add a moustache to the subject, or to take up an axe and chop it to pieces.
In fact, thinking about it, presumably the artwork, if copied by a third party for free, can also be changed for free (though not the accepted “original”). That means that the $69 million US dollars is buying only the notional ownership and nothing else.
The auction of of the $69 million artwork challenges our concept of value. To me, buying “digital art” for more than pennies is completely stupid, but I concede, if it is a concession, that paying out 69 million dollars for any artwork is absurd, even if that artwork were the (original) Mona Lisa or, say (a favourite of mine), Man in Armour by Rembrandt (believed by some to be a representation of Christian Rosenkreutz, said to have been modelled by Titus, son of Rembrandt).
Bitcoin can be sold back, i.e. cashed in, though its real world use is limited. “Digital art” can be sold on as well, if the owner of the art, i.e. holder of the blockchain key, can find a purchaser (in my opinion, mug) willing to take it on.
In my first blog post about Bitcoin, I examined money. Why do we value tokens of monetary value such as banknotes? It all comes down to confidence.
In the end, does Bitcoin have less “legitimacy” or “value” than paper banknotes, or electronic entries on the ledgers of known banks? Maybe not, but that is perhaps less a validation of Bitcoin than a criticism of what we call “money value”.
Has capitalism reached, with the auction of digital art (and, arguende, with the sale of “real” art for sometimes hundreds of millions), a stage of decadent absurdity which may be a predictor of worldwide economic and social collapse? For me, the crazed heights at auction (of both types of art) are a sign of poor judgment as much as anything.
It does make me wonder what kind of person would rather have a piece of digital art than USD $69 million! Does that make me a Philistine, or just not a mug?
Is there a case for artworks of designated importance, of more than a certain age (100 years plus?), and valued at more than a designated level, being held and owned only by specified museums and galleries around the world? It’s a idea (of my own), anyway, though of course that would not stop speculation in artworks of younger age (and we have seen works by many quite recent artists, including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, even Damien Hirst, go for huge amounts). Neither, of course, would such regulation stop speculation in digital art, not for decades to come, anyway.
For me, this latest art speculation is a societal warning flag.
The odd logic of tweeter “@MenziesBj” reminds me of the similar thinking of not a few instructing solicitors when I was at the practising Bar. There is a phrase in use among barristers, “solicitors go elsewhere“, reflective of the fact that instructing solicitors often stop instructing particular Counsel for no obvious reason.
You would imagine that, if as a barrister you do well in a case, then the solicitor who instructed you would instruct you again, and if you did not do well, would not instruct you again. In fact, while that sometimes does happen, often the reverse is true. No-one knows why.
Barristers are, especially when not in the very top sets, very dependent on their own relationship with solicitors. I was once slightly acquainted with one barrister, in a friend’s chambers, who had a very good practice despite (my impression) being not particularly intelligent. 90% of his work (25 years ago) came from one solicitor (not even one firm, but one individual solicitor in one firm).
One fine day, as Kafka put it in The Trial, that solicitor stopped instructing him; according to that barrister, for no obvious reason. Result? A serious problem for the barrister, obviously. 90% of work gone means about 90% of income gone.
That (nameless) barrister was one of those men who combine a relentlessly politically-correct attitude with a certain amount of sex-pestery, as my friend in his then chambers had mentioned to me. Many years later, one of his pupils, a young woman, made an official complaint about him. I do not know all the details, but he was fined £4,000, and may have been lucky not to have been dealt with more severely.
A personal nexus between a solicitor and a barrister, though inherently precarious, can work in favour of a barrister. I knew another barrister, though not well, who was a member of another friend’s chambers. The former had a friend from university who had become a salaried lawyer in a large organization. That employed lawyer directed work to the barrister. In one year, such work totalled, in fees, some £600,000! That was nearly 30 years ago!
Not quite as good as winning the lottery (or being born into a fortune), but almost.
I remember seeing that pub in the 1980s, when travelling down the Old Kent Road in Southwark. So now it is apparently a restaurant?Vietnamese, not Chinese, according to the Internet. Sign of the times.
That Forest Hill (South London) street scene from ?1900 looks far better than the same scene today (or when I last saw it, about 35 years ago).
“Heather Burns, policy manager for the digital rights organisation Open Rights Group, said: ‘It’s needles in haystacks, and this is collecting the entire haystack.
‘We should have the right to not have every single click of what we do online hoovered up into a surveillance net on the assumption that there might be criminal activity taking place.’
Privacy International’s advocacy director, Edin Omanovic, echoed a similar sentiment and said: ‘Make no mistake, as warned, the Investigatory Powers Act (2016) gives authorities across the UK some of the most far-reaching and draconian surveillance powers found anywhere in the world.
‘When the Bill was proposed, we were promised the most transparent surveillance regime in the world. Yet, here we have a secret experiment where two secret internet companies have reportedly been collecting internet browsing data about individuals’ online activities.” [Daily Mail]
I missed this latest piece of crazed nonsense, which was being reported upon yesterday, it seems.
So she was an office bod for a number of years, became a mature student and then studied carbonized plant remains for a decade…oh, and she was a member of the pathetic London Assembly for 4 years, and failed to become an MP twice (in different London constituencies, coming 4th in both elections, getting 6.5% of the vote in one, then 2.9% in the other). She also tried to become Mayor of London, but only received about 4% of the overall vote.
Not a stellar political record, but hey!…this is the UK, where serial failure is rewarded so long as the idiot is “anti-racist” and/or (stand up, Boris-idiot!) pro-Israel. So she was elevated to the House of Lords!
Sometimes, I think that this country is terminally screwed.
Her previous utterances? Let’s see…”She was outspoken about numerous issues including what she called mayor Boris Johnson‘s demonisation of youth through the use of “baseless” rhetoric on “soaring gang-membership and rising knife-crime”, suggesting the mayor created an unhelpful climate of fear. ” [Wikipedia].
As for her curfew idea…look at her!
Jesus H. Christ! If I saw that walking towards me after dark, I would go home at once, lock and bolt my door, and impose a curfew on myself!
Late tweets seen
A nice-seeming young woman having her dreams crushed by the usual Jew-Zionist “claque” and clique, aided and abetted by their “antifa” idiot-serfs.
British social-national revolution! We know in our hearts what has to happen.
Novichuk would be cheaper.
“Feminazis” is a silly term, but his main point is right.