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Diary Blog, 7 December 2022

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[Schloss Neuschwanstein, Bavaria]

On this day a year ago
https://ianrobertmillard.org/2021/12/07/diary-blog-7-december-2021/

NHS

https://www.thesun.co.uk/health/20671683/terminal-cancer-patient-forced-wait-hours-ground-ambulance/

Still clapping?

For once, I can agree with Piers Morgan.

Take away the fake titles from them, at least. She is a mulatta, who was previously married to a Californian Jew business parasite; “Harry” is as thick as two short planks, and mentally unstable. Both hate Europe’s peoples. Reduce their pretensions to rubble.

Constitutionally moot, but I take that tweeter’s point.

I assessed Therese Coffey a few years ago. I think that my assessment has held up pretty well: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/09/16/deadhead-mps-an-occasional-series-the-therese-coffey-story/.

The “role of Government” changes along with circumstances, or should do.

I do not know what I despise more about Therese Coffey— her callousness, or her stupidity (read my assessment above); perhaps even more than those, her sense of (completely unmerited) entitlement.

[Therese Coffey at play; such are the blots on humanity presently thought worthy to rule over the UK]

As Lenin said, “a revolution without firing squads is not worth much“.

Labour has no real answers to Britain’s problems, but this present government is just so useless that it would take a miracle to save it, looking at its deadhead ministers, about which the public is surely now fully aware.

In my opinion, using that situation (assuming that it is true) to deflect questions about the money she is alleged to have taken from vulnerable people, and in return for basically nothing. “Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook” has already tweeted (in order to fill up her Twitter timeline with supportive messages) about 1. polishing a copper kettle, and 2. her new hairstyle.

It seems to me that the “Bootstrap Cook” has been dropped by most of the msm now, but wants to hang on to those (as of today) 641 Patreon mugs, all paying her between £3.50 and £44 a month, every month.

The puzzle is why the mugs do it, now that the facts are becoming better-known.

More tweets

I myself have no idea whether “Jack Monroe” is so mentally disturbed that she scarcely knows the truth from untruth, or whether she is consciously “pushing the envelope” quite often, and actually mocking her “patron”-mugs by making up ever-more outrageous untruths; examples would include pretending to have been involved in investigating the Grenfell Tower fire, and boiling down soap to make shower gel and so (supposedly) save money.

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Better luck next time

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11511307/German-police-raid-far-right-terror-group-planned-overthrow-government.html.

Prosecutors said those detained formed a ‘terrorist organization with the goal of overturning the existing state order in Germany and replace [sic] it with their own form of state, which was already in the course of being founded.’

The suspects were aware that their aim could only be achieved by military means and with force, prosecutors added.

Some of the group’s members had made ‘concrete preparations’ to storm Parliament with a small armed group, the prosecutors said.

[Daily Mail]

An interesting straw in the wind. In 1923, the “Beer Hall Putsch” in Munich was regarded by many in Germany with derision, yet less than a decade later, Hitler and the NSDAP were in power.

[see also: https://der-fuehrer.org/meinkampf/english/Mein%20Kampf%20(Ford%20Translation).pdf]

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The idea, put about by well-publicized “enablers”, that a person can be fed on about £5 a week, is just nonsense. Even leaving aside the need for a balanced diet, with many vitamins and minerals, a pack of cheapest pasta is (I think) about £1, which might last someone a couple of days. The cheapest sauce would be at least £1, even if you made it last a week. That leaves £3 for everything else. Bread for a week must cost £1 if not £2. What else could you get? A jar of peanut butter? A pack of cheap butter? A couple of pints of milk? A couple of bunches of bananas?

I have posted previously a pretty hard time I myself had in early-mid 1998, after I returned from living for a few months in Egypt: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/08/25/diary-blog-25-august-2022-with-a-few-thoughts-about-poverty-and-living-through-hard-times/.

A mixture of comedy and tragedy, perhaps.

While having little income (at first no income at all), I had to find food for myself while also finding a new contract (job), while somehow travelling around London (mainly to the City of London from Holland Park “borders”, near Shepherd’s Bush). I have to admit that it was hard going and, without being too detailed, I concede that I did “cut a few corners” here and there. Needs must…

Incidentally, if anyone is interested in my months in Egypt (in late 1997 and early 1998, though I had also been there on a previous occasion): https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/03/07/when-i-was-not-arrested-in-egypt/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2020/02/02/the-jews-i-met-at-an-oasis/.

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He expected an Albanian, a diplomat at that, to “answer a straight question“? Ha. Hope truly does “spring eternal“, at least in rhetoric.

The clip(s) show a few examples of the “elected” cretins who rule over us.

Lee Anderson is not exactly my kind of MP, but I prefer him to the likes of Diane Abbott.

Ironically, the contrary might be the case, if it means that the Border Force (or Border Farce) take a break from “rescuing” (ferrying to the UK) the migrant-invaders in the Channel. Assuming that the weather becomes more stormy.

True, but private soldiers and junior NCOs do get or can get free or subsidized accommodation, food, transport etc (unless that has changed; I believe that it was the case, anyway).

Late tweets seen

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

Weird LGBTQXYZ types buying babies for some kind of vanity, or from crazed wish-fulfilment motives. Has to be wrong.

A great part of the problem in the “West” is that those very pillars of liberty under law have been eroded, largely by the embedded Jew-Zionist element. It may be objected that other elements are also involved, and guilty, and that I do not deny, but the main rot in the whole system is the Jewish-Zionist element.

A Jew-Zionist dictator, whose government is admitted by its own spokesmen to be “80% Jewish“. A dictatorship that has closed down opposition parties, imprisoned or killed dissidents, closed down trade unions, and attacked Russian civilians in the Donbass for 8 years. The Jew Zelensky also has several opulent villas in the West, including one valued at USD $40 million in Florida. A complete puppet of the NWO.

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[River Neva, St. Petersburg]

Diary Blog, 19 March 2022, including more thoughts about 2022 as first year of the latest 33-year cycle

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On this day a year ago

Saturday quiz

Well, this week, the political journalist John Rentoul scored a rare victory over me. He awarded himself 7 and a half out of 10, but I scored only 6/10. I did not know the answers to questions 1, 3, 5, and 8.

2022: first year of a 33-year cycle

I have blogged in the past about the 33-year cycle in our times: 1923, 1956, 1989, 2022 etc.

It can be seen that in, or close to, those dates occurred many of the shaping events of the past 100 years: the official establishment of the Soviet Union (30 December 1922), Mussolini’s March on Rome (late October 1922), and Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch (November 1923), lighting the blue touchpaper for the Second World War.

The Hungarian Uprising and Khrushchev’s Secret Speech (1956), both events symbolic of the belated end of Stalinism, as well as leading on to the collapse of Soviet Power and its East European “empire” in 1989; Suez (1956), which confirmed the post-1948 Arab-Israeli enmity, and also triggered Arab solidarity around oil production, leading to the formation of OPEC in 1960.

1989 saw the Fall of Socialism not only in the Soviet Union (though the Soviet Union as a state limped on until 1991) but in the satellites and elsewhere. In the UK, for example, the Labour Party effectively abandoned socialism, and after having elected Tony Blair as leader a few years later, abandoned Clause IV (socialist ownership and direction of enterprises).

1989 also saw the open public pronouncement by President George Bush snr (in early 1990) of the “New World Order” [NWO]. At the same time, the NWO began to gather strength for attacks on the anti-Israel powers, starting (on a big scale) with Iraq, after the 1990 Kuwait invasion.

From 1989-2022, the “NWO” impulse was dominant: elimination of socialism worldwide, and destruction of, or control over, the anti-Israel states (Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Libya etc). The pervasive influence of finance-capitalism. The degradation of Russia in the 1990s. The increase of overt Jewish-lobby influence in the “Western” world. The promotion of race-mixing in the “Western world” (as seen in TV ads, dramas etc, all loosely co-ordinated on some level); i.e. the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan being put into very obvious effect.

2022 is now with us. The approach to 2022 was the “panicdemic” around “Covid-19” (etc). Across, again, the Western world particularly, a massive psychological conditioning experiment designed to turn whole populations. who previously thought of themselves as, more or less, “free” people, living in “free” countries, into compliant serf-citizens.

The facemask nonsense, the “vaccines” and “boosters” thereof, the “social distancing” (and, in the UK, “Boris” Johnson’s arbitrary and ludicrous “Rule of Six”). All part of a hypnotic-style conditioning process on a huge scale.

The agenda of the transnational conspiracy (or consensus) for 2022-2055 seems to be: more racemixing, and a sustained attempt to start to actually wipe out the white/European/Aryan (or post-Aryan) race, as well as an attempt to control Russia, or at least to isolate Russia, and an attempt to destroy independent thought, speech, and publishing.

BBC or former BBC reporter Allan Little has written about the present moment in the context of 1989: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-60767454

In November 1989, I stood on a snow-flecked Wenceslas Square in Prague, the capital of what was then Czechoslovakia, and watched a new world being born.

In Prague, the dissident playwright Vaclav Havel addressed a crowd of 400,000 from a second-floor balcony. It was an exhilarating moment, dizzying in its pace. That evening, the Communist regime collapsed and within weeks Havel was president of a new democratic state. I sensed, even at the time, that I had watched the world pivot – that it was one of those rare moments when you know the world is remaking itself before your eyes.

How many such moments had there been in the history of Europe since the French Revolution? Probably, I thought then, about five. This, 1989, was the sixth.

But that world – born in those dramatic popular revolutions – came to an end when Putin ordered Russian forces into Ukraine.

The German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called this moment a zeitenwende – a turning point – while UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said it was a “paradigm shift”. The age of complacency, she said, was over.

To my mind, a fairly good —in parts— but also rather flawed analysis.

Tweets seen

A good example of what I have written above

Gordon Brown— typical narrow-minded Scottish hypocrite.

I begin to think that a nuclear attack on London…well, let’s just leave the thought hanging there…

Where were these people when the USA bombed Iraq, Serbia etc?

The Political Editor of LBC radio (Jewish, needless to add) seems pleased that an “antisemitic” voice is silenced. I have little time for “rappers”, black or otherwise, but what we see here is yet another example of Jews ganging up against individuals thought to be “antisemitic” and either inciting or applauding their “cancellation”.

A few of my own experiences:

A long-running TV Schauspiel for the masses.

Ukraine

At last, a little realism from the UK msm:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10629003/Putin-losing-information-war-Ukraine-losing-battlefield-BILL-ROGGIO.html

Putin may be losing the information war but Zelensky’s NATO concession suggests Ukraine may be losing on the battlefield. The West must not fool itself into thinking otherwise, writes military expert BILL ROGGIO.” [Daily Mail].

Exactly what I wrote on the blog a couple of days ago.

Videos of Russian battlefield setbacks abound in the media, and strangely there is little reporting on Ukrainian losses.

And yet, over three weeks into the war, Vladimir Putin remains president and the Russian war machine has not collapsed but in fact continues its plodding, imperfect, and messy advance.” [Bill Roggio in the Daily Mail].

This is not a condemnation of the West’s use of information and disinformation

These tactics play a role in the management of conflicts. But the West should not delude itself into believing that the Ukrainians will be saved by wishful thinking.” [Bill Roggio in the Daily Mail].

Where the Ukrainians have put of [sic] stiff resistance in the cities, Russian forces are bypassing them to take other key objectives, while at the same time the Russians are attempting to surround the cities and pound them into submission with deadly air and artillery strikes.

This is a classic military maneuver. Once a force is surrounded, they will begin to run out of necessities, like food and ammo.” [Bill Roggio in the Daily Mail]

Again, the same as I have been saying on the blog.

[apparent state of play as of 19 March 2022]

It can only be a matter of time, resupply permitting, until Russian forces in the Kharkov/Izyum area strike out west for the Dnieper. The same will happen on the other, western, bank of that very wide river, once Russian forces take or bypass Kryvyi Rih/Krivoy Rog.

At that point, Kiev —though over 200 miles away— will be open to approach from both south and southwest, on both banks of the Dnieper.

The likely outcome, some way down the line, still seems to me to be a Russian occupation of the east and south of Ukraine, leaving the western half largely in rebel (meaning Kiev-regime) hands, once Zelensky and his cabal are dislodged from Kiev. Lvov will become the Zelensky capital, assuming that he escapes and survives.

Late tweets seen

Silly woman is only an MP because her former husband, the former MP, was imprisoned for (ridiculous and ineffective) sexual fumbling around with a couple of women. She then “inherited” his seat, absurdly.

I suppose that both the heckling and my comment here will soon be made a “crime” via the new Orwellian Online Harms Bill. So much for our “free” society…

Oh, incidentally, “In July 2020 she sold the story of her divorce to The Sun tabloid newspaper for £25,000” [Wikipedia]. Pure class. Oh, no, wait…

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fikret_Amirov]
[Akademgorodok]

Diary Blog, 29 August 2020, including thoughts about the New World Order, White Genocide, “the Great Replacement” and “the Great Reset”

China

Thought-provoking article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8675517/How-West-lost-JOHN-MICKLETHWAIT-reveals-coronavirus-making-China-powerful-again.html

Sweden

Sweden is an object-lesson: liberalistic tendencies encouraged for decades, initially with, at least arguably, some positive results, but eventually a downward spiral into empty “toleration” of every kind of degeneracy.

Then the Jewish element and influence, already there but muted by reason of the formerly traditional and nationalistic Swedish society, grew. The notorious Barbara Lerner Spectre and (((similar))) arrived, bringing the taint of evil with them.

Finally the combination of Jewish influence and longstanding Swedish liberalism brought about the disastrous equivalent of the “refugees welcome” ideas so prevalent in the UK. Migration-invasion. The untermenschen flooded in from all parts of Africa and Asia. You see the results…(and yes, both the Swedish authorities and the Daily Mail prefer not to notice the immigration aspect of the crime written about above).

[Note the frequent and (((typical))) humourless “smiling for no reason” rictus]

Germany too…

Angela Merkel said she would ‘make essentially the same decisions’ when a journalist questioned whether she regrets opening the German border to migrants in 2015.” [Daily Mail]

Reminiscent of a popular definition of insanity.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8674079/Angela-Merkel-says-let-million-migrants-Germany-again.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline

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This Coronavirus panic and madness just gets worse. People who feel and basically are well and healthy, or have minor and temporary symptoms such as a sore throat, are tested, and if positive in more than a few cases, are presented in the msm as “an outbreak” of “the virus”, and a whole city is then shut down! It’s just crazy.

The supposed “government” of this poor country is on a mad ride through the darkening world, shutting down cities, making the compliant (so far compliant…) population wear facemasks or muzzles. Meanwhile, and as a direct result, millions are and millions more will be unemployed, shops and chains of shops are shutting down, not (this time) by government order, but because they are insolvent, again a direct result of misguided and in fact mad policies of Boris-idiot and his clowns in Cabinet.

London and other cities are little better than ghost towns, and until this mad Coronavirus panic ends, will be.

The stupid thing is that no-one or virtually no-one is now dying from “the virus”. The decline in deaths has been steady from early April 2020 to now, when it has reached zero. Nearly 5 months of uninterrupted decline, during all of which time except the past month no-one was wearing facemasks except a few of the mentally unstable.

Sadly, the mentally-unstable, who exist (it often seems) in hugely greater numbers than heretofore, have been triggered by the “virus” and subsequent facemask nonsense, and have found a spurious cause upon which to latch, and so be able to express their malice while pretending to be virtuous and altruistic citizens. See, for example, my encounter with a Waitrose cashier (in yesterday’s blog post); or read the tweet by one “@fakevexorian”, below:

Exactly what one hears from elsewhere. Her neighbour has been too scared (by Boris-idiot and his clowns, and his surprisingly stupid scientific advisers, and the toytown police state, and the busybodies) to go out from his home…for months!

What David Icke is saying in that brief clip is correct. There is an agenda being pursued, and it encompasses, along with many other things, the “Coronavirus” “laws” (not laws, just secondary legislation created via abuse of law) and “rules” (invalid legally: see preceding point), the governmental reaction and behaviour across the world, not only in the UK, and it may even encompass the “Coronavirus” itself, meaning in the way that it suddenly appeared not only in China but also almost (?) simultaneously in Europe.

As soon as the news media went mad over “the virus”, there was —immediately— a spate of “virus”, “pandemic” sci-fi movies, drama films and documentaries on UK television. Every day. This was surely no co-incidence.

The various oppressive measures such as the facemask nonsense (in the UK only mandated long after the virus itself had peaked and in fact when the traces of the virus were disappearing, along with the seriously affected —few— patients), are all part of a “control” agenda.

Another aspect is the “Black Lives Matter” campaign. I don’t mean the petty if unpleasant manifestations by the blacks themselves and the “antifa” “useful idiots” (American cities burning, British statues toppled). I mean the actions of those with real economic, political, cultural power.

I have blogged about this insidious propaganda before: https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/12/10/tv-ads-and-soaps-are-the-propaganda-preferred-by-the-system-in-the-uk/

That has all revved up. “Ordinary people” have started to notice that white people are being marginalized in TV ads, soaps, dramas, films etc. That despite the fact that about 87%, officially, of the UK population, is still composed of white (ie Northern European) people (it was 92% in 2001, though, only 19 years ago); even in England it is still maybe 80%: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom#Ethnic_groups;

[proportion of non-whites in the UK]

Yet you can see that almost every TV ad contains “blacks and browns” (etc), as do TV dramas, including those set in the England of the 1960s, 1950s, even 1940s! The aim is obvious: to say to the viewers, many of whom were born after 1970, “look, see, there were always blacks and others here, even in the 1950s, even in small villages in Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire etc“…

When members of the public call radio talk programmes to complain about all this, they are either laughed at, or put down, or simply not allowed to put forward their concerns.

The same is true of the (((controlled))) newspapers, even the ones that amount to “controlled opposition”, such as the Daily Mail. Many no longer have “readers’ comments” pages; or such pages are “moderated” (politically monitored and censored).

This (above) is all part of the so-called Great Replacement, which amounts to gradual genocide of white and especially white Northern European people in this world. The World Economic Forum [WEF] calls it, quite openly now, the “Great Reset”. The WEF openly welcomes “the virus” as a means to attaining that goal (look at their Twitter output).

Look what happened when the wave of “BLM” protests broke, a few months ago. Immediately, on UK TV (and around the world in the “white countries”), there were ads supporting “Black Lives Matter”. Who paid? Sky, ITV, Channel 4, large companies, transnational companies.

This is a monumental conspiracy.

As I said, a monumental conspiracy.

Another part of it is the whole “New World Order” [NWO] matrix in international power politics. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_world_order_(politics).

Openly proclaimed by President George Bush snr. in 1991 at the time of the first Gulf War, it was first publicly proclaimed as an ideal by President Woodrow Wilson during the aftermath of the First World War. President Franklin D. Roosevelt also referred to it in 1940, at a time when he was planning to get the USA involved in the war against the German Reich.

You see the way it works, the way in which the NWO needs war in order to advance its wider interests. Not American interests, but NWO interests which are embedded, however, in the USA, in its power structures, in its “Deep State” etc.

We are now looking at the next world war. Maybe only a couple of years away.

More tweets seen

Here, a tweeter seems to like this very blog post, only put online a few hours ago!

Believe I have not encountered that tweeter previously. Seems worth following for those who still have a Twitter account.

Reminiscent of Berlin during the Weimar period of the 1920s and early 1930s:

Such societies are often superseded by less lax ones:

If I were Trump, I should form a special force to deal with the chaos now overtaking major American cities.

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This is the real cost of the futile “lockdown” (shutdown). The NHS staff protected from getting Coronavirus, but the price includes the lives of tens of thousands of NHS patients, untreated and even undiagnosed with serious medical problems.

Ha ha! The tweet below from “John Urquhart/@TheDryhtscipe” made me laugh: “I have no interest in interacting with racist fucking scum“, says he, under the banner of…the “Harmony Party UK”! Some people have so little self-awareness that it is hilarious!

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Nick Griffin is right. BBC News reported that (only) “hundreds attended” and used a clip of film obviously taken after many had already left for home or wherever. The BBC is a lying System mouthpiece.

This crowds of many thousands [below] is what the BBC called “hundreds“…

…and are idiots still clapping outside their houses and beside their police cars? They would be, if a few idiots on BBC TV sofas again told them to…

…which is why (as with the “lockdown”), all cases of persons charged with not wearing a facemask, all cases that actually come to court (as far as I know, none, yet…) will fail at court, or fall at appeal level, if anyone is ever actually brought to court on such a charge.

What is happening is that the government of clowns has brought in regulations that are mere secondary legislation, and under primary legislation never intended or drafted to be used for such a purpose. Invalid “law”, in short. Banana republic law. Fake law. Its purpose is to bully the population in conjunction with the scare propaganda about “the virus”.

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The EU Is On The Way Out

Introduction

My attention was caught by this tweet [below], posted by the political scientist Matthew Goodwin (who used to block me on Twitter, I think, but we’ll say no more about that for now).

In Germany, the economy is contracting. For the first time (as far as I know) since 1945, Germany is doing worse economically than the present Eurozone states as a whole are doing (and they are not doing well either). In Italy, the League (formerly Northern League) has a plurality of support. Italy is now actively standing against the attempt of the international conspiracy to flood Europe with blacks and browns.

Discussion

A few years ago, it seemed possible that the EU was going to collapse politically:

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Now, that seems less likely, at least in the short term and on the surface, if only because the System parties and politicians across Europe are hunkering down to protect “their” project (the EU-superstate NWO/ZOG project) out of which those parties and individuals have done so well for themselves. In addition, most of the insurgent parties are at present trying to destroy the EU from within, or to alter it radically, rather than pushing for their home states to exit the EU.

Britain is a major part of the EU not only because of its economic strength (even now), but also because the UK is the ideological, attitudinal, military halfway house between the mainland of Europe and the USA.

If Britain leaves the EU on WTO terms, the economic damage to the UK will be real, but do not underestimate the damage to the EU itself. The EU project is on a knife-edge both politically and economically. Brexit might well push the EU over the edge, especially now that the world economy as a whole is slowing. The EU may not “officially” fall to pieces for a while, but in reality it is like a tree, the trunk of which has been cut through, but which has not yet crashed to the ground.

Conclusion

We are looking at the resurgence, not far down the line, of the core peoples of Europe. I am not talking about “civil war” as experienced by people in recent decades or centuries. We are looking at culture war, socio-economic war, race war, religious war, all tied up together, entangled. This may continue for decades once it starts. Out of it may emerge, in the end, a society of a different kind altogether. God mote it be!

Afterthought

As far as the UK domestic political situation is concerned, we see attempts within the pathetic and incompetent British “political class” to stop “no-deal” Brexit. If one or other such attempt succeeds, then the major System parties are toast, first and foremost the Conservative Party. Brexit Party will challenge all Conservative MPs at the next, perhaps very soon, general election. That must unseat many of them, perhaps most of them. A Conservative Party of little more than 100 MPs is now a realistic possibility. As to Labour, its core vote now cannot be much higher than 25%. Brexit Party may not get more than a few dozen MPs in the short term, but it has the possibility of changing the face of British politics forever by weakening and perhaps destroying the two main System parties, now seen as colossi on legs of straw.

Notes

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-7365809/PETER-OBORNE-Red-lights-flashing-economic-hurricane-coming-scared.html

Update, 10 June 2020

Well, now we know that there was a General Election (in December 2019). In that campaign, Nigel Farage stabbed his own party, Brexit Party, in the back, by standing down all Brexit Party candidates who were standing against Conservative candidates. This all but guaranteed a Conservative Party victory.

It now seems even less likely than before that the UK will leave the EU in reality. We have the much-discussed BRINO, Brexit In Name Only, maybe for years, in most respects. However, we now have an unexpected aspect: Coronavirus. This, or rather the panicky shutdown of several countries’ economies by their own governments, has placed the EU in even more of a pickle. Watch this space.

The 20th of July 2019: thoughts

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Today is the 75th anniversary of the attempt made to assassinate Adolf Hitler at his headquarters in East Prussia, the Wolfsschanze (Wolf’s Lair), now situated within the borders of post-1945 Poland.

I blogged last year about matters around the event and around those times more generally:

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/the-20th-of-july/

What is there to add? Perhaps a reminder that human manifestations on this Earth do not last forever. The film, below, shows what the sprawling headquarters of 1944 is like today: as abandoned and lost as the cities of the Aztecs or the Mayans.

On the other hand, the devastated cities of the Germany of 1944 and 1945 are today thriving governmental, commercial, cultural and residential centres, with populations again in the hundreds of thousands or even millions.

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[above, Dresden in 1945]

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[above, Berlin in 1945; area shown is the Unter den Linden boulevard in central Berlin]

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[above, Berlin in 1945; area shown is the Reichskanzlei or Reich Chancellery]

The above photographs show the devastation resulting from war. Today, those same areas are prosperous, busy, thronged with inhabitants. Some of the old has been replaced, some kept, adapted to contemporary usage.

The same is true of ideas. Both the practical and the spiritual-cultural achievements of National Socialism were huge, enormous, particularly when it is considered that they were achieved within only 6 years of peace, the years 1933-1939. SIX YEARS!

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We do not need to copy or indeed defend everything that was done by, or in the name of, the Reich. Indeed, many of the flaws of the Reich, or supposed flaws, existed and in fact were even more glaring in both the West and the Soviet Union of the 1930s. The Zeitgeist streamed over the world as a whole, like the jetstream.

In 2019, we honour what was good in the Reich, what worked for the German people and the peoples of all Europe. The rest, we do not need. Times move on. Some challenges remain; others, newly emerged, have to be faced for the first time.

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We honour the past and stand ready to create the future.

Notes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf%27s_Lair

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gier%C5%82o%C5%BC,_K%C4%99trzyn_County

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C4%99trzyn

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/01/26/the-tide-is-coming-in-reflections-on-the-possible-end-of-our-present-civilization-and-what-might-follow/

Use and Abuse of the UK Welfare State

I am in favour of the Welfare State, in principle, but that just begs the question. Even the Iain Dunce Duncan Smiths and Esther McVeys of this world go that far, at least in public utterances. The devil really is in the detail here.

The famous economist, Milton Friedman, once said that you can have open borders, and you can have a welfare state, but you cannot have both. That it is even necessary to posit that shows how far the more socialist-minded people in the UK (and elsewhere in Northern Europe) have travelled from reality. Many “refugees welcome” dimwits actually believe that an almost endless number of “refugees” or others can enter the UK without affecting State benefits and services (as well as road and rail congestion etc). This seems to be based on the idea that the immigrants will work, pay taxes, in short become normal citizens or quasi-citizens. Angela Merkel thought the same, only to find that most “refugees” were

  • incapable of any but the most basic work (such as fruit-picking) because of their linguistic and/or educational levels;
  • unwilling, in many cases, to work, in a situation where the State provides free accommodation, free utilities, free transport for some, free food for some, as well as pocket money on quite a generous level.

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The UK does not provide social security (or, in our new Americanized speech, “welfare”) benefits on the generous scale offered by Germany or Scandinavia etc, but the fundamentals are similar.

A personal story: when I was much much younger, in my early twenties, I became acquainted, via a lady I then knew, with a friend of hers (more accurately a woman who had attached herself to her like a limpet). Now this other woman was not British in any sense except that she had married a New Zealander who had (presumably because taken there from the UK as a child) a British passport. The woman was in fact a Jewess from Moscow, who had somehow got to know the New Zealander while he was on a holiday trip to the Soviet Union. We need not examine motives and reasons, but that couple married and went to live in New Zealand. They had two children. After about four or five years, the woman left her husband, left New Zealand and flew to the UK.

When I met the woman in question, I believe that she had been in the UK for a couple of years. She washed-up in Downham, an obscure suburb in South-East London, where the local council provided her with a council flat. I have no exact idea of what other benefits she was granted, but they would have included child benefit and some form of income support. She never had to work, though at first she did a couple of evenings a week teaching Russian at some place or other which I forget (possibly Morley College in Westminster Bridge Road, or the City Literary Institute in Drury Lane, both of which adult education centres I myself frequented at the time).

Scroll on a few years. This “Russian” Jewish woman, with no real connection to the UK at all had been given a quite decent house with gardens in Grove Park, a better part of the same borough. She had been impelled to move, apparently, by a visit from her father, a nuclear scientist (which sounds impressive, but the Soviet Union had legions of them) who had told her that she would have a better flat were she to return to Moscow! Of course, there she would have had to work…anyway, I visited the new house once (out of duty rather than choice)  and so saw it, despite being not much liked by the woman. The woman had been diagnosed with a kidney complaint (though I never saw her looking unwell) and so no doubt managed to claim some form of incapacity or disability benefit; and had also acquired a car (almost certainly also funded by the State). In addition to all of that, the woman and her children also had all the usual UK benefits of free education and health. I do not think that she bothered to do much work after that, maybe a little part-time teaching or occasional low-level interpreting.

Now it might be said, perhaps especially by people more naturally drawn to socialism than capitalism, that she was entitled to these things because lawfully resident in the UK. Perhaps, but look at it from the wider point of view: she had never contributed anything to the UK, just taken. The small part-time jobs here and there can be discounted as having been de minimis. She leeched off the UK’s people since about 1979 and, the last I heard (a couple of years ago), that situation remained unchanged, probably to this day. In fact, she would now be “entitled” to a State pension and Pension Credit. Call it 40 years of being a millstone round the neck of the British Welfare State.

Now multiply the above by millions, the millions of often completely useless people from the backward hordes imported into the UK for decades. For example, it is reported that only 20% of the huge numbers of Somalis in the UK (how? why?) are employed at all.

I repeat, I do favour a decent Welfare State, but it can only exist if

a. the economy can support it;

b. it is not swamped.

The above two conditions really come down to the same thing now, or very nearly so.

For me, the answer to the work and income challenges of robotics, computerization, Internet shopping, AI etc is the Basic Income concept, but Basic Income, like the existing Welfare State, will decline and may fail unless it is restricted to those who are at the very least, genuine citizens.

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