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Diary Blog, 16-17 September 2021

16 September 2021

“Diversity” in the police force

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/met-police-officer-29-admits-24992866

More criminal news

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210913-ex-principal-faces-australia-court-on-child-sex-abuse-charges

More

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9994953/Pair-999-call-handlers-plotted-burgle-elderly-couples-home-jailed.html

I wonder what the police would do if most criminals were not incredibly stupid?

Waitrose foray

Went to supermarket in local town. Whoever has suffered over the past 12 years of “austerity” nonsense and “lockdown” nonsense, it cannot have been (at least some of) the local people who shop at Waitrose. A superfluity of Range-Rovers and other large SUVs, as well as Porsches, Mercedes, and even the odd Morgan.

Completed my modest shop and bought a £5 scratchcard. Looked like a non-winner, but then it came up trumps. £100. Maybe my luck is changing…

Late tweets seen

Pretty obvious why. That sort of news does not much interest me.

…and was a considerable expenses cheat and blodger, effectively fraudulent.

Late music

17 September 2021

Architectural reminiscence

I happened to see this website: https://www.anthroposophie.ch/en/arts-architecture/topics/articles/architecture/buildings-surrounding-the-goetheanum.html

In 1978, I was able to visit the Goetheanum, situated in Switzerland, not very far from Basel.

While I was in the area (one week), I had a few interesting experiences, and saw a few things the average tourist does not. Perhaps I shall blog another time about those aspects of my visit. Today, just a few photographs and notes about the Goetheanum and surrounding buildings.

[The Goetheanum, Switzerland: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goetheanum%5D
[Goetheanum at dusk, as I myself first saw it; it was closed for the night, but I was given an unofficial tour anyway]
[Heating Tower, Goetheanum, built 1914]
[Glass House, Goetheanum, built 1914]

When I visited the Goetheanum, the Glass House, originally a place used to work artistically on glass, housed the Natural Sciences section of the Anthroposophical Society. A remarkably modern-seeming building, considering that it was built in 1914.

[Goetheanum; interior staircase]
[Goetheanum; interior shot]
[Goetheanum; meeting hall]
[Goetheanum; meeting hall section]

Notes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthroposophy; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Steiner; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Steiner#Race_and_ethnicity; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Steiner#Steiner_and_Christianity; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Barfield

Some tweets seen

Good point. Of course, “democracy” is not easily defined, even assuming that it is (whatever it is) a “good thing”. I have examined these questions a few times on the blog: see, eg, https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/15/has-parliamentary-democracy-as-we-have-known-it-until-now-had-its-day-in-the-uk/

All true, but this is merely more “controlled opposition”.

The post-1945 world order has been falling apart for some time: the fall of socialism after 1989, the rise of China, the migration-invasion by blacks and browns into Europe and other formerly white European lands. As in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, there are now, in simple terms, three large players: USA (with client-states such as the UK), China (with its clients), and Russia, struggling but still there, still with massive armed forces and very large numbers of ICBMs.

Orwell was in some ways a prophet, but (having seen Stalinism crush almost everything before it in the 1930s and 1940s) could not imagine that socialism (Stalinism and all other forms of old-style socialism) would just disappear, as it —in effect— has done.

Our present world is not pure Nineteen Eighty-Four but only partly-so; there are elements of Brave New World as well, and other nuances. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_New_World; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four

More tweets seen

Germany in 1914 and 1939 could not devastate the UK with nuclear weapons; China might be able to do that, though its present strategy seems to be simply to flood Europe with all sorts of Chinese immigrants, thus fulfilling the maxim of Sun Tzu: “to win without war is the supreme excellence“…[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Tzu; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Art_of_War].

At any rate, the UK has much to lose and nothing to gain by —once again— doing what the USA’s ruling circles want the UK to do. Much of what China does is appalling, but the UK is not in a position where it can challenge China, realistically.

People should start to resist seriously, and fight against the brainwashing of their children. Some imagine that homeschooling is something “not allowed”. In fact, that is not so: see https://www.gov.uk/home-education; https://www.gov.uk/home-schooling-information-council.

More information: https://www.homeschooling-ideas.com/how-to-start-homeschooling-in-uk.html.

Loony Tunes 2021

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10002827/Mastermind-Insulate-Britains-M25-blockade-vows-humiliate-Boris-Johnson.html

The mastermind of the Insulate Britain group that has blocked the M25 three times this week is vowing to humiliate Boris Johnson at the UN climate conference.” [Daily Mail].

Mastermind“? I think not… See https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/08/16/the-extinction-rebellion-levellers/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/04/19/is-the-world-running-out-of-time/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/10/09/extinction-rebellion-greta-thunberg-cressida-dick-and-the-madness-of-protesting-crowds/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2020/09/08/diary-blog-8-september-2020-including-further-assessment-of-extinction-rebellion-as-well-as-of-tim-crosland-and-plan-b-etc/.

Late music

Late late thought

Seen on Twitter:

The lifespan of people eaten up by hate and obsession is much shorter than the human average as a result of the psychosomatic destruction of their immune systems.”

I am no medic, but that sounds plausible at least, looking at some of those who hate my truth, and who have conspired (and continue to conspire) against me…

Diary Blog, 16 April 2020

Shopping report

I went out shopping for the first time in 2 days yesterday evening. Waitrose not crowded, in fact almost empty, but a few things caught my attention. The first was an odd-looking thin woman hovering around, inter alia, the (empty) dry pasta shelves, a scarf round her mouth (well, if she keeps it that way at home, I’m sure that her husband is grateful!). On approaching other shoppers, even 20 feet away, she held the scarf up to her mouth, tightly, as if in a plague zone (in a dystopian sci-fi film). Funny people. It’s hard not to hold silly people of her sort in contempt.

As for shortages, only —as before— dry pasta, flour and, to a lesser extent, rice. They are good for years, so I suppose that people are stockpiling in case civil war or complete disorder reigns. It could happen, so I find it hard to condemn the “selfishness” out of hand, even though I myself am not stockpiling (in any case, I now live in a humble little place and would scarcely have the storage space). All the other goods which were the object of the panic-buyers recently are in good supply: loo paper, kitchen roll, bottled water, pasta sauce, tinned fish. I bought a couple of cans of tinned red salmon, together with ready-made poppadums, Madras curry paste, fruit, vegetables (mainly carrots for juicing, on sale for only 25p a large bag— cheap), kefir etc. Only thing apart from flour and dry pasta completely unavailable seems to be bleach.

Strange…or is it?

The tweeter, one Millard (unrelated to me, incidentally), is perplexed. Well-meaning no doubt, volunteered for “Coronavirus” duty, to help NHS etc. Ignored. Why?

That tweeter has been the dupe of a propaganda campaign.

We have seen how the new “instant hospitals” set up to receive huge numbers of “Coronavirus” victims (patients) are not even necessary (though setting them up may have been the right decision, and the speed with which they were set up was impressive).

The largest such “Nightingale” hospital, in London, has only handled about 20 or 30 patients out of its maximum capacity of 4,000. Others, in other parts of the UK, have handled few —or no— patients. The one planned for Tyne and Wear is not even going to be opened now.

As I have blogged before, the Government took the Coronavirus crisis as an existential threat to the whole society, as not only a “national emergency” (as its panic-stricken TV ads aver), but also as a national emergency which might kill a quarter of a million or even a half-million people in the UK. In that, they were misled by their “experts” from Imperial College and elsewhere. Those “experts” more recently changed tack and projected a UK death toll of 5,700, but now seem to be unable to think of a suitably-credible new figure. In short, they are like racing tipsters who have lost all credibility and are simply tipping the favourite for the remaining races on the card.

The Government (perhaps with the right intentions, though many think not) took a “maximalist” approach to the virus situation. They closed down our society, closed down our economy, instituted police state rules and regulations. In short, they thought that a tsunami was coming, but when it came, it turned out to be only a larger than usual but not devastating wave.

Now the Goverment, as I wrote yesterday and the day before, has painted itself into a corner, unable to say to the people “well, thank God the expected disaster never happened, so lockdown is over and see you all at work and play tomorrow…”

That cannot happen, not for medical or public health reasons, but for political ones.

The peak has almost certainly passed in the UK, as it has in most if not all of Europe. Even in the USA, we see how deaths have levelled-off and then dropped in terms of daily totals in New York City.

Other parts of Europe have mostly decided to finish this “lockdown” stuff, but Britain is stubbornly refusing, no doubt because of the fear that the Government will look stupid. In reality, this regime is a headless chicken without Boris-idiot in place.

“Conservative” Party

By the way, this Jew is the Treasurer of the misnamed Conservative Party: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehud_Sheleg

The previous one was also a Jew: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Davis

Musical interlude

Contrasts

I saw this tweet and many similar to it:

While I resist the System propaganda around “Coronavirus”, the fact is that there is now a generation or two of pretty useless people, for whom all that matters is what people say about them on pathetic “social media” platforms. Many have so much, but they see only their own “suffering”, most of which is in their own empty heads. You only have to look at the TV they have spawned, such as “reality” TV (fake “real life” in Essex etc) and game shows involving such emptyheads screwing each other on islands etc.

I do not want to be too sweeping, but we are mainly talking about the under-40s and often the under-30s.

Sometimes I think that only a real chistka will get rid of them.

Westminstermonkeyhouse

Some cheerful music for hard times

History moves on. The German Reich was the superior force, but not in terms of outward force, sadly. Thesis-antithesis-synthesis. We propose, oppose, but later move forward in a way neither of the opposed forces could have predicted. Slava!

The same is true of the oft-mentioned dichotomy, National Socialism v. Anthroposophy. Synthesis is coming even there. National Socialism was not 100% “correct” or “right” in all things and for all time; the same is certainly the case with Anthroposophy. The future waves of History will select what is worthy of survival from both.

Interesting

An interesting tweet by Andrew Neil:

I suppose that Israel is the safest place because…well, some would say because Israel has a strong medical and pharmaceutical sector (which is no surprise, with all the Jewish doctors in the world); others might respond that, if someone rolls a boulder from the top of a hill where 100 people are standing at various heights, and, as it gathers speed, various people are injured or killed by the boulder on its downhill course, then who is in the safest position of all? Surely the one who set the boulder moving from his place at the top of the hill…

The truth is that I do not know what really started this worldwide pandemic; few people do. It is, however, obviously being used for political and possibly geopolitical purposes.

Returning to Neil’s tweet, Britain is not even in the top-40 of “safest countries”. We really are down in the hole these days. Terrible.

Breakdown of Coronavirus ICU admissions in the USA (to mid-March):

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Only 10% were under 45 years of age. It would be interesting to see what proportion of the under-45s then went on to survive. Probably almost all.

America, “land of freedom”…

Tweets seen

Here’s one [below], from a plainly stupid woman who just wants to be told what to do and think.

Here’s another similar one (there are hundreds like her on Twitter), who does not want to be a free citizen, but just an obedient and compliant serf:

A couple more like those?

Most of the “willing slaves” seem to be women, but not all. At least Laura Kuenssberg and other journalists are starting to question the stupid “lockdown” policy which may well give the coup de grace to Britain’s faltering economy and society (and to what is left of civil rights in this country).

As for listening to the ludicrously-named “SAGE” “experts”, these are the same people who initially said that 250,000 (or even 500,000) would die from Coronavirus in the UK. At present about 12,000 people have died from “Coronavirus-related” conditions. In the same period, about 100,000 other people have died in the UK, and from all sorts of other conditions, diseases and events.

Many of the tweets seen today (and on every day) make one wonder whether it is even worth pretending to be a “democracy”, when so many people incapable of thinking, or whose attempts to think are crippled by their own neuroses, have the vote, the same vote that you and I have. Many are so easily manipulated. Worse, they want to be told “do this, don’t do that“. Societal masochism.

I might not always agree with Peter Hitchens, but most of his tweets are a blessed relief from the “me too”, “clap for victory” serfs on Twitter.

Here is Hitchens laughing at Nadine Dorries, the expenses cheat MP and total deadhead:

Nadine Dorries seems to imagine that a vaccine can be developed and rolled out in weeks! Or maybe she thinks that “lockdown” can just continue ad infinitum. What an idiot that stupid woman really is!

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/six-questions-that-neil-ferguson-should-be-asked

“In 2005, Ferguson said that up to 200 million people could be killed from bird flu. He told the Guardian that ‘around 40 million people died in 1918 Spanish flu outbreak… There are six times more people on the planet now so you could scale it up to around 200 million people probably.’ In the end, only 282 people died worldwide from the disease between 2003 and 2009.” [The Spectator]

In 2009, Ferguson and his Imperial team predicted that swine flu had a case fatality rate 0.3 per cent to 1.5 per cent. His most likely estimate was that the mortality rate was 0.4 per cent. A government estimate, based on Ferguson’s advice, said a ‘reasonable worst-case scenario’ was that the disease would lead to 65,000 UK deaths. In the end swine flu killed 457 people in the UK and had a death rate of just 0.026 per cent in those infected. Why did the Imperial team overestimate the fatality of the disease? Or to borrow Robinson’s words to Hancock this morning: ‘that prediction wasn’t just nonsense was it? It was dangerous nonsense.‘” [The Spectator]

Well, what about that? This is the man (see above) who is, with others, advising little Matt Hancock and the other Government clowns. This is the man whose opinions those (mostly women) tweeters want to go unquestioned by Laura Kuenssberg et al.

Prof Neil Ferguson

https://www.leadersleague.com/en/news/heroes-and-zeros-neil-ferguson

At least he is now saying that the Government needs an “exit strategy”.  He looks like a drug addict or something (I do not suppose that he actually is a drug addict but he does look rather odd). This country is very sick, and the sickness is worst at the centre of power and influence.

As a matter of fact, I (not a scientist, not a medic, but not devoid of sense either) disagree with Ferguson re. “exit strategy”. No, what the government needs to do is to end the “lockdown”, right now but keep advising people strongly via the msm re. washing hands (the only really effective way to prevent getting the virus) and reasonable social distancing (i.e. avoiding crowded places, places where there are hot and excited people etc).

Ha ha! I agree with Hitchens about this [below]!

Peter Hitchens seems to be agreeing with my view, expressed in the past day or two:

The Government knows that it has done a Sorcerer’s Apprentice over Coronavirus, and wants to stop it before the entire economy is wasted, but it cannot, politically, say it like that. There “has” to be, therefore, some fake “exit strategy” in unnecessary stages…

What worries me is that the public, or at least much of it, has now been brainwashed into thinking that the plague is abroad…only the Coronavirus church (NHS and Government) and Coronavirus saints, whether NHS staff, large donors, 100-year-old retired officers raising charitable funds for NHS, or elderly survivors, can redeem the people…

The public will now be unable to accept any simple honest statement from Downing Street which says “It’s over. We went too far. Coronavirus is a risk but a manageable one. You may now walk, drive, shop, go to work etc as you please, to extent that you did until we started this mass panic.”

I should think that what is gripping the present government of clowns is the fear that the public will see through them…

Clap clap…

This evening, for the first time, I actually saw people engaging in the Daily Hate…oh, no, wait, that was in Nineteen Eighty-Four, not in our wonderful caring society. I mean the regular “clap for [whoever]”. Two women (one dressed in what, on a cursory look, seemed to be pyjamas and a housecoat) and a small child, the latter banging on something like a frying pan. If you see the Government’s TV ads (propaganda) you think that millions are doing this, but these are the only people I have seen join in (if that is the bon mot when they were the only ones doing it), in several weeks.

Britain’s experiment in becoming a police state continues

I doubt that I am the only person disturbed by this: 2000 hrs, Westminster Bridge. The police lead the “Weekly Clap”:

Beyond the State’s Westminster propaganda display, a dark and fearful city where the inhabitants are under house arrest.

Not everyone is impressed:

An example of the dissonant idiocy into which this brainless government of fools has led us.

Willing slaves?

The people of Britain have been turned into scared rabbits.

Britain is not ready for the coronavirus lockdown to be lifted even if the government wanted to, a poll revealed today.

Research for MailOnline found 80 per cent would not feel safe going back to everyday life at the moment, with nearly 60 per cent saying they are not comfortable leaving the house. 

Around half are now resigned to the draconian ‘social distancing’ curbs being in place into June – and 37 per cent say they will keep obeying the rules indefinitely if the government believes it is necessary.

[Daily Mail]

Government advisers have admitted to being surprised by the extent to which Britons have been obeying the regime, with politicians increasingly alarmed at the huge consequences for the economy and Treasury finances.” [Daily Mail]

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8225891/Four-fifths-say-not-feel-safe-lockdown-lifted-now.html

Research for MailOnline by Redfield & Wilton found 80 per cent would not feel safe going back to everyday life at the moment

Four-fifths would feel unsafe going to a bar or restaurant if lockdown lifted now, and 62 per cent would feel unsafe going back to work

Four-fifths would feel unsafe going to a bar or restaurant if lockdown lifted now, and 62 per cent would feel unsafe going back to work

Some 37 per cent say they will keep obeying the rules indefinitely if the government believes it is necessary

Maybe this pathetic collapse of the national psychology is a logical consequence of 30 years of pervasive political correctness, “control” of thoughts and expression, scurrying semi-human (((creatures))) “reporting” and denouncing to police, employers, Twitter etc anyone expressing dissident thoughts or feelings.

Who would have thought it? Homo Sovieticus has been reincarnated in the UK…

End the “lockdown” now!

End the police state now!

 

Where Are The Limits Of Religious Freedom?

One of the pillars of a future “Threefold Social Order” society will be religious freedom. Such freedom is also said to be a pillar of our existing “Western” model of society.

“We” supposedly all agree with that ideal, meaning of course “we” white Northern Europeans. Of course, once one gets away from Northern Europe and its wider offshoots in North America, Australasia etc, that consensus ends. In the Middle East, much of Africa, South Asia etc, freedom of religion either does not exist, or exists only as a fragile plant.

In Europe, we see that the migration-invasion, and the societal takeover via a high birth rate of, in particular, Muslims, is threatening our fond belief that we have and always will have religious freedom. The pendulum is swinging. Whereas in the Middle Ages, Roman Catholic Christians repressed other religious communities and launched crusades to conquer Muslim lands (a simplification, of course, but let’s leave that aside), today the Muslims are invading Europe, not as armies (as happened several times in the past) but as migrant-invaders (immigrants, “refugees”, “asylum-seekers”, and as babies born in Europe…). If this continues unabated, we can expect to see more attempts to shut down religious freedom for non-Muslims, as shown in this cartoon:

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This process can be seen in the UK. There have in fact been Muslims in the UK for a long time, at least in small numbers. An Islamic centre and cemetery was established on the edge of Woking, Surrey, in the 19thC (it can be seen just before trains enter Woking Station, on the Southern or lefthand side as the train travels from London). However, the political or societal strength has grown in more recent years, along with the numbers.

In the 1970s, the Muslim element rarely displayed itself politically. I myself recall that posters on the Underground in 1976 or 1977, advertizing the Libyan-funded film “Mohammed, Messenger of God” were often defaced, always with the same words: “Islam forbids representations”. That vandalism, along with “community” representation to the UK authorities and the film distributors, resulted in the film being renamed “The Message”.

Now, 40 or so years later, times have moved on. Despite the Muslim population of the UK only being between 5% and 6% (officially), there has been a gradual infiltration (I do not say that it has been particularly organized) into mainstream political parties, in areas where Muslim numbers are significant: parts of the North of England, the Midlands, smaller areas within London and elsewhere. The influence of Sharia law and courts has grown; the Church of England has shown itself craven (as indeed it is when confronted by the aggressive Jewish-Zionist element). In some cases, Christians wishing to display their faith, e.g. by wearing crosses etc, have been given the choice of not doing so or being dismissed.

I repeat, officially the Muslim population of the UK stands at little more than 5% (about 5.1%) so far, but a high birth rate may propel that to 10% in the short term and later to…who knows? What will then be its influence and power?

As to the Jews, in numbers they are small, somewhere between 250,000 to 280,000, though there are also very large numbers of part-Jews, many of whom have little or no day to day connection with Jewish religious practices. Their influence and power comes not from crude numbers, but from concentration in and control of key strategic areas: finance, law, politics, mainstream media and, now, large Internet organizations.

Christians and Muslims accept persons of any race into their communities, at least in principle. Both Christians and Muslims have traditionally accepted it as an article of faith that persons of other religions should be “converted”, whereas Jews do not seek converts (though some modern branches do accept small numbers, e.g. after marriage to Jews). Judaism, therefore, has never launched “crusades” or the like. The Jews do not aim to make the world Jewish, only to be the major influencing, controlling and profiting element in or over the world.

The modern Christian world of the post-Enlightenment has, in principle, accepted that people can be Christian, Muslim or Jew (or whatever else) freely. That is easy enough when it comes to beliefs, ideas, even public worship in particular buildings, though (as mentioned above) it took Europe a long time even to accept those aspects. Much of the world does not go that far.

Where things become more difficult is when the religious practice of a community contravenes the law or morality of the society as a whole. Halal slaughter, kosher slaughter, which revolt the sensibilities of thinking non-Muslims and non-Jews. Male and female genital mutilation by Muslims and Jews. The cries (now electrically amplified) of the muezzin from the minaret of the mosque. These are cases where, in my view, the demands of the society to prevent cruelty, the wish of Europeans not to hear constant mosque noise in their neighbourhood must prevail over the practices of both the Jews and the Muslims.

To take an extreme case: there were societies in the past, Aztecs, Incas, even Europeans of ancient Europe, who engaged in ritual sacrifice of humans. Would we accept such practices today just because “it is part of their religion”? I think not.

There have been problems in the recent past in relation to other religions: the Jehovah’s Witnesses, with their unwillingness to save the lives of their children via blood transfusion; the mental and sometimes physical cruelty to children of some small “Christian” sects such as the Plymouth Brethren; the contrived scam that is Scientology (the British government of the 1960s fought a long battle to suppress Scientology, because of its perceived cultic and controlling behaviour). There could be other examples given.

It might be said that even mainstream Christian religions have done very evil things, e.g. the sex scandals in the Roman Catholic Church, though those involved acts not sanctioned or encouraged by the religion as such.

In the end, society, meaning the political element, must draw the line between the zone where religion holds sway and the zone where group or community religious practice must give way before the general secular law which should protect people and animals.