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Diary Blog, 14 March 2023, including a few stray thoughts about Britain’s death wish

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On this day a year ago

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Caroline Spelman was also a noted expenses cheat and actual fraudster who was lucky to avoid prosecution: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Spelman#Expenses.

Britain’s death wish

What can one say when a great number of the more influential people in the UK actually want more backward non-whites in the country, to add to the millions already here, and seem to think that that makes them, the “refugees welcome” idiots, occupiers of the moral high ground? The so-called “refugees” will, of course, not live anywhere near where those “anti-racists” etc live. Oh no, they live near other people’s homes, or even in them.

What can one say when large areas of the country are not policed properly, and where feral teenagers and other riff-raff are allowed to roam almost free of accountability? Where the police are noticeable by their absence. Where the silent majority suffers because corrupt and/or stupid and/or malicious politicians (at both central and local level) will not do what is necessary to contain and then eradicate the problem.

There is a kind of national death wish on the part of many. You see it on Twitter, in the msm, and elsewhere.

I was born in 1956. To my mind, the decline of the UK in world terms, which historians have placed variously as having started in 1956 itself (with Suez), or in 1945 (i.e. after the military victory over the German Reich, which victory mortally wounded all the European empires or colonial powers, and thus ensured the rise of the Soviet Union, the USA as superpower and, eventually, China, has been made permanent by the past 40-50 years of do-nothing policy.

The works of the underrated Correlli Barnett [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Correlli_Barnett] are a good starting point.

Not that Barnett was always correct, as seen here:

After the historian’s E.P. Thompson planned Dimbleby Lecture on the Cold War was cancelled in 1981, Barnett asked whether he (Thompson) saw any connexion between the internal nature of the Soviet empire as an oligarchic tyranny and its external policies? As a former communist he must know that the Soviet regime is of its very nature and from earliest origins a minority conspiracy that has gained and maintained power by force and trickery; that because of this inherent nature it always has been and remains terrified of independent centres of thought or power, whether within the Russian empire or beyond its present reach. It is the conjunction of such a regime, and its manifested wish to dominate others, with armed forces powerful beyond the needs of mere defence that is the engine of the present “armaments race”. Who believes that Nato and its armaments would exist if Russia had been a Western-style open society these last 60 years? The first requirement for large-scale nuclear or any other kind of disarmament is the withering away of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.[15]


Well, Russia today may not be an “open society” in a Western sense, but the CPSU “withered away“, more or less, over 30 years ago now, yet NATO is as active as ever.

Reverting to the main issue (the decline of Britain), we come again to the famous axiom of Dean Acheson: “Britain has lost an empire, and has not yet found a role.” Spoken in 1962.

61 years ago and, to my mind, at least equally true today.

Once Britain lost its Empire, much of its manufacturing, supported by the policy of Imperial Preference, faded away. That happened gradually from 1945 to, say, the Thatcherite 1980s. The North stopped being a powerhouse, and became a millstone round the neck of London and the south of England.

What is “the North” today? (Incidentally, my own father was born in Co. Durham). The Angel of the North (which I very much like, by the way)? The drunken or drugged “party goers” of Friday and Saturday nights? The “left-behind” cities, towns and villages? The largely-rather-poor population, many of whom are living only via State benefits and/or State pensions? The one-time mill towns now home to vast numbers of backward populations of Pakistanis and others?

The main difference between northern and southern England is economic rather than social. The south is just as decadent but has more money, in a word.

Rising to consider Britain’s “role”, what has it been since 1945, and especially in the past 40-50 years, since, say, 1989? “America’s poodle”, as someone put it during the Blair years. On its own, Britain (despite its small number of nuclear-missile submarines) is not a superpower, not really more than, at best, a regional power. In fact, France is far more powerful militarily than the UK, Germany about the same as the UK, but without any nuclear weapons.

I remember having heard, in the 1970s, economically and politically-illiterate arguments such as “the British people are better-off now than when Britain had its Empire” and “immigration did not and does not affect wages because the immigrants got or get the “union rate” for the job.

In fact, that first argument can only be countered by citing Chou en-Lai’s reply to the question of (I think) Pat Nixon as to what he thought of the French Revolution: “it is far too early to judge”. Actually, the effects of British imperial decline and now near-decease are already becoming apparent, both in the UK and in the former colonies.

As to the second argument, the immigrants of the 1950s, 1960, and up to today may be getting the same rate as existing British workers but, over time, the rate for the job in real terms declines when the labour supply increases. You only have to look at pay (for most people) now, and what it was in the 1970s. Living standards too. Far higher in most respects in the 1970s.

Just this morning, I saw a piece in a newspaper about NHS junior doctors, by a more senior one, which made the point that, while pay for junior doctors is by no means terrible, after the first year or so, it was higher in real terms decades ago. The same is certainly true at the Bar (of which I was a member until a pack of Jews procured by unwarranted, and indeed unlawful, disbarment in 2016: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/). It is true in non-professional work, too. Many UK jobs now pay too poorly to afford the worker even basic food and shelter.

The UK economy is now a banking, service industry, also a light industrial economy. The heavy industry of yesteryear is history, and the coal mines and steel works etc have, those still in existence, become museums and educational monuments. The Angel of the North is both a monument of honour and a gravestone.

Socially, educationally, there has been a huge fall since the 1970s. All over the UK. One can quote statistics either way, but the reality stands. For me, and many of my age, who knew England during the 1970s, the difference is palpable and unmistakeable.

As a matter of fact, what I also see is that large sections of the population either support Britain’s continuing decline, or are completely apathetic to it.

On Twitter etc, and at the Westminster monkeyhouse, you see those who actually think that taking in further vast hordes of backward blacks and browns will somehow improve the country, or that to do so is a kind of 21st Century “White Man’s Burden”, a duty of some kind.

In fact, Suella Braverman (whatever one may think of her) put the killer point recently: in principle, under the laws, regulations, and realities as they actually are, there is nothing to stop literally hundreds of millions of blacks and browns (and others) coming to the UK either lawfully or unlawfully, and completely destroying, by their very presence, what is left of our society and way of life.

The “refugees welcome” dimwits and others either howled outrage when the above truth was uttered, or just sneered and dismissed it. The truth, however, remains.

I should say that the greater dishonesty comes from those who are just thinking in terms of “socialism” or “communitarianism”.

The others, who think in terms of production and consumption, and profits for the few, are equally enemies of the people, but more honestly so. The Andrew Neils. The Tom Harwoods. The Rishi Sunaks. In general, those who are unashamedly finance-capitalist. They think that increasing the UK population, destroying our countryside, creating an even more rat-race society, is the best option, because it will (they claim) “help the economy”, even if the benefits of that will go mainly to 10%, 5%, or even fewer than 1% of the population.

As for most of the British people, they are drugged (those not also literally drugged or drunk) with trash TV, trash radio, trash Press, and other trash.

There is only one way forward, which is for those who are social-national in ideology to break away as far as possible into a parallel society, ideally created in a corner or corners of the existing UK.

It is not impossible that a major war will come soon, which —if it happens— will destroy the mainstream society. If social-national people are then ready to seize the initiative, we shall be able to rise up, gather around us the main population, and exterminate the most obvious evils, while establishing the basis for a better societal future.

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Ha ha! Cheered me up amid the miasmic gloom of this fast-declining country.

More from the newspapers


Russian state media has urged Vladimir Putin to use his underwater nuclear missile to wipe Britain off the map with a 1,000ft-high radioactive tsunami if NATO troops put boots on the ground in Ukraine.

Retired Russian general Yevgeny Buzhinsky called for attacks on Britain with a Poseidon underwater missile that he said would trigger a 1,000ft radioactive tidal wave. 

Lt-Gen Buzhinsky, chairman of the Russian Centre for Policy Research, said Britain ‘will definitely not exist’ if Russia unleashed the wrath of the nuclear missile.

Buzhinsky also threatened the UK with an attack by the 14-storey high Sarmat 2, Russia‘s largest nuclear missile, which he claimed would destroy the country.

[Daily Mail]

The West must pull back from the Ukraine conflict. The so-called “leaders” such as Sunak cannot play (almost literally) Russian roulette with the lives and futures of the British people.

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All that.

All that, too.

479 utter mugs are still sending her between £3.50 and £44 each, every month, via Patreon.

The reference is to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Mackesy.

As I have repeatedly blogged, the blacks not only cannot build a civilization of any sort, but cannot even maintain one if it is given to them. It is just not in them.

What is less well known even than that is that Marx, in his youth, was a serious Satanist. The Roman Catholic nuncio (diplomat/legate/ambassador) in Munich in the 1920s, Pacelli (later Pope Pius XII — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Pius_XII#Archbishop_and_papal_nuncio) uncovered evidence of Marx’s early orientation. Valentin Tomberg [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentin_Tomberg] wrote briefly about it in one of his late-published studies.

I can still remember little William Hague proclaiming, as UK Foreign Secretary in 2012, that “Assad will be gone in no more than a week“, if I recall aright. Eleven years ago.

Hard to know what exactly is happening without more context. Still, seems that the Russian (Wagner Group) forces are pressing forward.

The problem with focussing on a relatively small battle area which is but part of a very large conflict is that you lose sight of the bigger picture.

I was amused to hear (either on BBC TV News or Sky News), the correspondent in Ukraine saying something such as “military analysts are unsure whether it is a good idea for Ukraine to defend Bakhmut to the end, but President Zelensky says that it is essential.

Well, after all, if a corrupt Jew ex-comedian says it, it must be right…

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[Akademgorodok, Western Siberia]

Diary Blog, 7 August 2022, with thoughts about drought and water supply

Morning music

On this day a year ago

Drought, and water supply

Where is the strategic direction from government? It is hard to think of a more basic function of government in the modern era than the supply of plentiful and clean water. Of all necessities, water supply is the most basic.

Measures that should be taken in the UK (southern England, really) include water-retention projects in upland areas, new dams and reservoirs, and construction of desalination plants for emergency use (Israel has some of the best technology for that; worth looking at).

Other measures would include those to minimize leaks. London may be losing a quarter of the water available and piped by reason of leaks.

Also, the UK population has increased by many millions in the past half-century. Stop importing unwanted people.

Cape Town nearly ran out of water 2015-2018, partly by reason of low rainfall, but also because (quelle surprise) African government has proven incapable of planning ahead: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Town_water_crisis.

Cape Town was saved partly by severe restrictions on use, but mainly because the rains started to arrive again from 2018. Los Angeles was in difficulties too over the past decade, but again was saved mainly by renewed rainfall.

In principle, I think that water, at least for domestic users, should be free or very inexpensive, but the reality is that there is a cost attached to the storage and supply of water (and also to the disposal of waste water). There is a debate to be had as to how to manage those costs.

In Ireland, until fairly recently, water was supplied free of charge to domestic users, and the cost covered out of taxation, mainly rates (taxation) on domestic and commercial property: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_supply_and_sanitation_in_the_Republic_of_Ireland#Tariffs.

Factors: abundant surface water, and a relatively small population, which until recent decades was mostly poor. Incidentally, it was not so long ago that most of the Irish population did not pay income tax.

I oppose meters for water, and I oppose the profiteering by the present privatized water companies in the UK. There should be a national water authority and, if water is to be charged for at all, a set amount —the same amount— paid for water (either per person or per household) over a determined period.

Water pressure can be reduced to save water in times of drought, though that is easier in some countries than in others. I recall a friend in New Jersey telling me in about 1991 that he had seen a special episode of This Old House [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Old_House] from London, which included the information that water pressure was 18 pounds per square inch.

My friend said that “to us, that’s a trickle!“. I think that water pressure in the NY/NJ region is nearer to 80 pounds per square inch, so 4x higher than in London, thinking back to that conversation.

Incidentally, water pressure in the UK is now expressed in “bars”, a metric measurement: see https://www.plumbnation.co.uk/blog/the-complete-guide-to-water-pressure/.

Large-scale users of water are commercial enterprises, including farms. These may have to be squeezed further on cost.

Notes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desalination; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_supply_and_sanitation_in_Israel; https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/06/britain-drought-measures-hosepipe-bans-beavers-warer-butts.

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Mostly right, though not mentioning the huge —and possibly irreparable— damage done to the UK economy by the ridiculous “panicdemic” measures of 2020-2022, particularly the “lockdown” shutdown(s).

How low has the UK sunk, that it could even contemplate having a Indian as its Prime Minister?

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This is the sort of thing, or one type of thing, that happens when you mix up capitalist enterprise (economic zone or sphere) with the zone or sphere of social rights, politics etc. In the Threefold Social Order proposed by Rudolf Steiner, those zones or spheres (and the spiritual/cultural/etc zone or sphere) should not be confused. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_threefolding.

Bulb Energy was originally a mixture of economic enterprise and social do-gooding to do with “reducing emissions” and similar nonsense.

Other examples of “social entrepreneurship” have abounded in the Britain of the past 20 years. A swamp of fraud, chicanery and chaotic mismanagement. One of the worst types of the phenomenon has been the “social entrepreneur” company that presents itself as quasi-charitable but makes millions for its major shareholders out of public funds.

The maladministration and incompetence of Iain Dunce Duncan Smith at the DWP from 2010-2015 allowed dozens if not hundreds of such organizations to flourish. There were and maybe still are many examples, funded by not only the DWP but also other parts of government. I am not even sure that “Kids’ Company” was the worst: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kids_Company.

 [Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder and Chief Executive of Kids’ Company]

Another one, the name of which escapes me for the moment, made millions for its controllers out of DWP funds; one of those ridiculous outsourcing companies finding “make-work” non-jobs for the unemployed and disabled.

The fat young woman who owned it with her husband (fortunately for them, their names also escape me right now) was on BBC Daily Politics and other TV shows between 2010-2015, talking about how good it all was. Only Andrew Neil was sharp enough to (obliquely) question the amount said woman was making (out of the taxpayers). She and her husband bought a large country house in Derbyshire before that particular house of cards collapsed. They made millions upon millions, were never prosecuted for what I consider an outright fraud, not to mention exploitation of desperate people, and still live in luxury today, I believe.

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Solutions are several…

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