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Diary Blog, 19 November 2021

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Last broadcast in 2006, by which time, I suppose, it was becoming clear that the UK the music represented had almost ceased to exist…

Incidentally, the individual responsible for getting rid of the Radio 4 UK theme was a Jew, this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Damazer. Ironically, the arranger of the theme was also Jewish: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_4_UK_Theme.

Imperial War Museum

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10218385/Imperial-War-Museum-bosses-say-sorry-ending-Remembrance-Sunday-silence-woke-rap.html

I have not been to the Imperial War Museum since the mid-1980s when I was frequently in the vicinity. Since then, the IWM has, I believe, given over a large area to a permanent “holocaust” propaganda display. Once you start purveying that kind of ahistorical fakery, there is no going back, and you end up inviting a taxpayer-funded (why?) bunch of cretins to shout out “anti-racist” (in reality, anti-White and anti-British) black “rap”-crap on Remembrance Day.

The Daily Mail, of course, completely tied in with the Jewish lobby, would never make the connection…

In fact, the nonsense reported on is but part of the frenzied racemixing and anti-European agenda now being promoted everywhere— in TV drama, TV ads, across all msm platforms. The very significant year 2022 is fast approaching, the next key year in the 33-year cycle, and with it the agenda of the transnational conspiracy usually abbreviated to NWO/ZOG.

Not that I favour Churchill’s misconceived and evil war against the German Reich, of course, but I doubt that the rap-crap mentioned that.

Incidentally, imagine the (much greater) furore if a “rap” or other group had launched, at that museum, a satirical or other attack on the baleful influence of Jews or, indeed, blacks, at some point in history. That’s right, neither of those would happen. Then ask yourself why…

Ehrentempel

[“Feierlichkeiten zum 9. November in München. Ehrentempel auf dem Königsplatz”]

Ehrentempel means “Temple of Honour”:

“erected… in 1935, housing the sarcophagi of the sixteen members of the Party who had been killed in the failed Beer Hall Putsch (the Blutzeugen, “blood witnesses”). On 9 January 1947 the main architectural features of the temples were destroyed by the U.S. Army as part of denazification.” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehrentempel].

I cannot read the names on the U.S. military document below, but some persons without military rank are suggesting destruction of the structure. Probably Jews; who else, arguably, would make such a vandalistic suggestion? “…most offensive” and “dangerous“? Typical language, also arguably. We see the same terms used by the Zionists in 2021 Britain.

Free speech

“In democratic societies, freedom of speech is sacred. Citizens have a right to speak and therefore to be heard.” [Michal Herzog, wife of the Israeli President, quoted in Jewish News/Times of Israel: https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/michal-herzog-how-britains-jews-prepared-me-to-be-first-lady/].

“Their” hypocrisy, as always, is stunning.

In the UK, Jews are at the forefront of the free speech battle, constantly trying to use “lawfare” and undue influence to shut down free speech, in particular any mention of Jews that is not laudatory, as well as any critical examination of their history and behaviour.

I myself have been attacked by them, and continue to be attacked by Jew-Zionists: see, eg, https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

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Does Priti Patel get monies directly from Israel, or only (that much is already proven) from “British” Jews?

I have already blogged to the effect that only a massive window-breaking event (“Kristalltag“?) in Vienna, and soon, might wake up the Austrian people before the biosecurity police state’s grip tightens yet again.

The System will say anything, and apparently do anything, to get enmeshed in Eastern Europe. Remember 1939 (or at least remember reading about it)? The governments of Britain and France gave the government of Poland a worthless guarantee, that is that Britain and France would come to the aid of Poland were it to be attacked.

Well, we know what happened. Germany did attack, and that triggered declarations of war against Germany by Britain and France, but —crucially— no troops or ships were sent to aid Poland. None.

The British and French governments used Germany’s invasion as an excuse to declare war, but Poland was left to sink or swim. It sank, partly because the Soviet Union also invaded, scarcely opposed, from the East. Britain and France did not declare war against the Soviet Union. Poland had no chance. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_invasion_of_Poland; and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Poland.

The upshot of the above is that Britain did not help Poland and —again crucially— never could have done. Neither Britain nor France could have opposed the massive forces of the German Reich and the Soviet Union, yet it was the worthless joint guarantee which (together with the refusal by Churchill to conclude armistice in 1940, after the Fall of France) condemned much of Europe to years of war.

Surely the “British” government is not about to repeat in some farcical form its mistakes of 1938 and 1939? NATO is becoming aggressive in the East.

War with Russia could trigger a massive conflagration in which, inter alia, the UK might be almost entirely destroyed.

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This happens to all dissidents now. Peter Hitchens has had a similar problem, as did I (before a Jew pack had Twitter expel me in 2018).

Good grief! What on Earth is that cretin Drakeford doing?!

Hitler and Martin Luther King on the same page!

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The biosecurity police state, this time in Germany. https://www.thelocal.de/20211119/germany-passes-law-reform-for-sweeping-covid-measures/.

Eventually, the problem (and similar problems) will only be solved one way, but that is something that cannot (in the new unfree UK) be expressed publicly.

“There are men to whom a tree is sacred” [Chekhov, possibly —I write from memory— quoted in Gorky’s Literary Portraits]. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Literary-Portraits-Maxim-Gorky/dp/0898755808.

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“I’m lovin’ it!

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I like it.

The mask of “woke” fakery is slipping. They lost, so out come the snarls…

I have only one problem with the young man who was on trial, which is that he should have shown more of a stiff upper lip at that trial.

As for Paul Mason, and as I have blogged previously, some of his writings on economics have been interesting, but from the political point of view he is a complete idiot.

Incidentally, I often wondered, when Mason was on TV regularly, and when he posted on Twitter, why he is so venomously against social-nationalism. I discovered that he is part-Jew. That may account for it.

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Diary Blog, 8-9 November 2021

8 November 2021

I thought to start today’s blog with a feel-good video first seen a while ago…

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If I am not mistaken, a misquotation (from Marx), but no matter, if the cap fits…

[first time, tragedy…]
[second time, farce…]

Whatever one may say of Churchill, whatever one may say of his being hugely over-rated, especially as a strategist (hopeless), there is no doubt that he was a world-historic personality. “Boris”? A mere footnote to contemporary history, at best.

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This is why both conservation and rewilding are essential. Sad that so many who have hundreds of millions, or even billions, would rather make even more money (which at that level means nothing but entries on electronic or other ledgers) than create habitat for wild creatures.

Look, for example, at Zac Goldsmith, the much-puffed eco-champion. Worth maybe nearly (?) a billion, it seems, but not doing anything like as much as he might. He does donate to environmental causes, but he could do a great deal more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zac_Goldsmith#Fundraising.

An acre of “useless” land, or woodland, or farmland in the UK (depending on area) costs £2,000 to £10,000 an acre. Even at the higher figure, £100 millions therefore buys 10,000 acres or more. That’s a tenth (or more) of the size of the Isle of Wight (which totals 148 sq. miles), or nearly a fifteenth of the total area of the National Forest (200 sq. miles, but much of it is not actual forest): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_National_Forest_(England).

[the National Forest]

Wagner: analysis of how he is presented

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Any “intimidation” or deterrence should happen before they ever reach Europe.

The doctor speaking (from 1:31) is especially interesting.

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9 November 2021

“Is it ‘coz I is white?”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-10179527/RICHARD-LITTLEJOHN-feel-comfortable-applying-job-know-odds-against-you.html

Action directe?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10177431/Vandals-graffiti-corrupt-scum-red-paint-Tory-MP-David-Jones-constituency-office.html

Sweden, lockdown-shutdown, and reality

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10178701/How-Sweden-swerved-Covid-disaster-WITHOUT-lockdown.html.

Little twerp plays at being a Stalinist censor

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/11/08/cambridge-union-launches-stalinist-blacklist-banned-speakers/

Keir Bradwell, the student president of the 200-year-old Cambridge Union debating society
[would-be “Stalinist” censor, student Keir Bradwell, aka a little twerp]

…and most of the threat to freedom of expression in the UK comes from the Jew-Zionist element. I note that the Keir Bradwell individual cites the so-called “international definition” of “antisemitism”, which in fact has been adopted by only a couple of dozen states out of about 200 in the world.

Most people have not yet noticed, but this (meaning the whole thing, the wider question, not just the Cambridge storm in a teacup) is not a “debate”, nor even a “dispute”, but a war, or the beginnings of a war, or the approach to a war, a socio-political war.

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Diary Blog, 13 May 2021

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Churchill’s actions triggered a war which destroyed not only the German Reich but also the British Empire, and the similar empires or overseas colonial arrangements of other European powers (French, Italian, Dutch, Belgian, Spanish), in the end. The net result has been war, civil war, terrorism, environmental degradation.

Hitchens is right. I have blogged, en passant, about this. In the UK, “Doctor” is reserved for a few (though Hitchens is too restrictive): medical practitioners (even if, in fact, not actually Doctors of Medicine), persons in holy orders who have a doctorate in theology or the like, and bona fide academics.

It weakens the rank or status to have stray persons calling themselves “doctor” just because they have a “doctorate” in some McSubject from a McUniversity. Examples that come to my mind are the tweeter and “antifa” cheerleader (she does little else, I think) “Dr.” Louise Raw, whose doctorate is in one 19thC industrial dispute, and “Dr.” Julian Lewis, an MP whose doctorate is in Strategic Studies; among others (eg “Dr.” Therese Coffey, the present DWP Secretary in the Cabinet).

Part of the problem in the UK is that huge numbers of people now go to institutions called universities, where all get “degrees”‘; not a few go on to get higher degrees, including doctorates.

On the mainland of Europe, especially Germany, the conventions are different. Use of “doctor” is ubiquitous and accepted. For example, Dr. Goebbels, whose doctorate was in History and Literature [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Goebbels#Early_life].

[Dr. Goebbels]

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If rewilding ever takes place on a planetary scale, I can think of some good sources of fertilizer, but I think that I shall not cite them here, not just yet…

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Here (below) we see another holder of a Ph.D, but in his case an academic at a recognized university, tweeting incorrect rubbish about the law in England and Wales (and Scotland):

In fact, the Crown Court judge (H.H. Judge Hehir) in the Alison Chabloz appeal last year, and the district judge (magistrate) in her most recent case (heard in late March 2021) both made the point(s) that

  • “antisemitism” is not a crime in this country; and that
  • “holocaust” “denial” is not a crime in this country.

No doubt, were the matter to be considered and pronounced upon by the higher courts, the same conclusions would be reached.

Alison Chabloz was convicted because the tenor of what was posted was “grossly offensive” (and she is presently appealing that), not because posting historical revisionist or “antisemitic” views (including so-called “holocaust” “denial”) is grossly offensive per se.

What is “staggering” (see the “@DrDMiles” tweet above) is that someone who claims to be knowledgeable about the law can publish such a misunderstanding, and so vehemently.

The Miles character has made rather a fool of himself, in short.

In fact, the said Miles, apparently the author of a book on “constitutionalism”, is, so his Twitter profile says, a “University teacher” (at St. Andrews: https://st-andrews.academia.edu/DavidMiles). Law as such, however, is not his subject. He evidently misunderstands it as applied (misapplied in his case) to so-called “holocaust” “denial”.

Ah, I see now what the said Miles believes in: censorship…

Surprising that someone with such a limited and narrow mentality should be teaching at a university such as St. Andrew’s but that is Britain in 2021, I suppose.

I believe, subject to correction, that that person used to work at Lloyds TSB, selling financial products of some sort [https://uk.linkedin.com/in/mrdavidjmiles].

Here’s a crank singing the same song:

Another one who has simply misunderstood the law. Claims that she is an “ex-journalist/commentator“. Yeah, right…

Another couple of cranks:

17 million now?! Ha ha! But “who’s counting?”…

[Update, 14 May 2021: Another tweet by the same idiotic lecturer, “@DrDMiles”:

Simplistic and kneejerk; no real thought, no nuance, no real understanding of the issues or the real world in general. How does someone like that hold down even a minor academic teaching post?]

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Diary Blog, 20 March 2021

The “Great Reset”

“The Great Reset” is not some kind of weird “conspiracy theory”. It is a real conspiracy or, if you like, “consensus”. See the Financial Times, for example: https://www.ft.com/content/39c53b9f-f443-4dde-9cdb-07e8999ec783.

“Free society”…

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Scribblers such as Hitchens would be far more credible were they able to write about how disastrous the Second World War was; and, above all, that it need not have happened….(Hitchens is part-Jew, though, so that may play a part in his reticence). See https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/05/19/peter-hitchens-and-his-views/.

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Diary Blog, 22-23 September 2020

22 September 2020

Coronavirus and the latest “Boris” posturing

I start with the fact that, yes, a million people have died “of” (with) “Coronavirus” worldwide, but that is out of eight thousand million living on the Earth. In other words, one person out of every eight thousand.

The above fact indicates that what is required first of all is perspective and proportion. Those qualities are precisely those not found in the present “British” government.

The Government shut down most of our society for 5-6 months; but a society is not like something such as a washing machine or a TV set, which can be switched off at the flip of a switch, then switched on again 6 months later none the worse. It is more like a car, which if left unused for months, will probably not start up again without an external stimulus.

Now “Boris” the clown is threatening another national “lockdown”. Contrast with Sweden, which (despite a huge area with small population) is largely urban and suburban (i.e. that is where most people live), like the UK.

Sweden never had a “lockdown”, never insisted on masks, never did any of that rubbish. It did have many elderly people die in care homes. That was its mistake. However, the UK did the same, with similar results.

Now Sweden is close (I read) to “herd immunity”, whereas the countries in Europe that were harsh in having facemasks, “lockdowns” etc (e.g. Spain and the UK, among others) are still in trouble in terms of public health and have ruined their fragile economies.

I should be happy that Boris-idiot and his “Cabinet” (pack of Jews and Indians) are messing things up so royally, because that can pave the way for social nationalism when the economy crashes, unemployment soars and Britain loses whatever is left of its credibility as Brexit crashes and burns.

Two things depress that happiness: first, I hate to see what is being done to the UK, its people, its society and economy. Second, there is at present no credible social-national movement to raise the banners of social-national resurgence.

Scotland is even worse than England, under that ridiculous little tyrant, Nicola Sturgeon.

Actually, I think that many people are uneasy, to say the least, about the latest “Boris” nonsense: the “Rule of Six”, the “rule” that pubs must shut at 10 pm, and especially the idea that neighbours should spy on each other and report, like Stasi inoffizielle Mitarbeiter in the old DDR, or Russian and other Soviet секретные сотрудники of the old KGB.

The very legal validity of the “rules” is in question and may be pronounced upon by the courts soon.

Now “Boris” wants to use what little is left of the British Army to coerce the British people.

The real opposition to all this nonsense will not be brought into being by the nonsense itself though, but by the consequences of that nonsense— the tsunami of socio-economic pain gathering its power on the hosrizon.

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The “controlled opposition” writes…

Wall. Squad. End.

Most British people now know nothing or next to nothing of their own national history, even the cartoon version.

This is where I part company with Peter Hitchens. Yes, many governments are incompetent (though in Europe, the “government” of Boris-idiot stands out as egregiously incompetent), but what has been happening in 2020 goes beyond mere chance and lack of proper administration.

Covid-19 Coronavirus, the facemask muzzling of the population, the “Black Lives Matter” nonsense, the constant racemixing propaganda on TV (eg. in TV ads, which have become relentless in that respect…), the hullabaloo around Greta Nut and Extinction Rebellion etc; all of that feeds into what the World Economic Forum openly calls the “Great Reset” of the world. Inter alia, “the Great Replacement”, or “White Genocide”, as provided for in the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan: https://www.westernspring.co.uk/the-coudenhove-kalergi-plan-the-genocide-of-the-peoples-of-europe/

It is a puzzle to me, and always has been, why so many intelligent and well-informed journalists etc thought Boris Johnson so well-equipped to bid for his present position. The few who did not think so tended to say, “Boris has the ability, but does he have the ethical standards?“, whereas I was tweeting and then blogging for years, increasingly angrily, as the idiot flew higher and higher: “WHERE, WHEN, has Boris-idiot ever shown any real ability?”

Answer came there none. Years of incompetence, inability to plan, to execute plans, to explain clearly his ideas (few and all puerile) made no difference. Of course the Jew lobby, aka Israel lobby, liked him not only because he was totally pro-Israel but because he is part-Jew himself. They pushed him in the mass media which they largely control.

“Boris” was always buoyed up by his incredible arrogant confidence. That has now been tested against reality and found wanting. Look at him now. Most of the time now, he looks either like a deflated balloon or (and my apologies for necessary profanity) like a sack of shit.

Good point. I saw Starmer today on TV, saying what a good little prosecutor he used to be (and so, apparently, what a good Prime Minister he would make). Well, Starmer’s “USP” is basically that he is a better administrator than Boris-idiot. I suppose that he takes me with him on that. Almost anyone would be a better PM than “Boris”. Beyond that, Starmer has nothing to say.

Starmer is a puppet of the Jewish lobby. His wife, a lawyer, is Jewish; their children are being brought up as Jewish. I noticed, if I am not mistaken (I saw only a second or two before Starmer came on), that he was introduced on TV today by the notorious and half-Jewish Ruth Smeeth [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Smeeth] the former MP (2015-2019) for Stoke-on-Trent North, and an alleged “source” for intelligence officers based at the US Embassy in London (see Wikileaks).

I imagine that Ruth Smeeth is hoping that Keir Starmer will find a safe Labour seat (full of unthinking “me always vote Labour” plebs) for her.

Incidentally, Ruth Smeeth, who since 2015 has been on the Board of the (((well-funded))) “Hope not Hate” Jewish “antifascist” group, is now the Chief Executive (paid about £80,000 a year) of “Index on Censorship”. Irony is not dead…

Speaking of Wikileaks:

I never thought “Boris” likeable (or particularly intelligent) anyway. I have never seen much evidence of either, especially the latter.

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23 September, 2020

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but answer came there none…

Wonders will never cease. I find that I am actually in agreement with “Dunce” Duncan Smith!

Even before the “panicdemic”, pubs were closing, we heard, at a rate of 10 per day in the UK. In the —extended— area where I live, say a 5-mile radius, I myself have noticed a number of pubs now closed, probably permanently, while others have, I understand, effectively become daytime cafes concentrating on Kaffee und Kuchen, in a bid to avoid the “rules” imposed on pubs. Apparently, those ones are busy with the elderly who make up much of the population here.

Oh, and on a different topic, look (below) who has crawled out of her sewer again! Priyamvada Gopal, who wants to kill off European people, and who was promoted to full professor status by the traitors at Cambridge University after remarks to that effect. Here you see her intellectual level— pathetically poor:

In Russian, there is a more “gender-neutral” word-stem, i.e. “rod”, as in “rodnoy” (m) or “rodnaya” (f), “rod” indicating “native land or place” or “land/place.city etc of birth”.

My version: “Remember remember the 5th of November, Gunpowder Treason and Plot, Life is short and memory long, and traitors deserve to be shot!

Hitchens’ idea, i.e. that people should write to MPs re. the present nonsense, may have some limited effect, but will not change the overall direction of this crazed government of clowns. I know what I want to have happen to most MPs, but am not able to publish it…

Actually, quite apart from the above, there would be no point in writing to “my” local MP, because he is one of the few MPs awake to the sheer nonsense of the Coronavirus “lockdowns”, facemask imposition etc, though he is otherwise a complete deadhead, as well as being a lazy useless slug…

Since when did belief in reasonable social and economic freedom become “libertarian”? It is simply ordinary common sense.

Boris-idiot’s am-dram reprise of Winston Churchill was never at all plausible, certainly not to me. Now, it becomes so absurd as to leave a sour taste. I do not think that Churchill made the right decisions in 1940-1945 (in continuing the disastrous and tragic European war) but he was a great figure in both contemporary events and in history. “Boris” is all but irrelevant as a political “leader”, and in terms of history will be a footnote, if that. As Marx said, “First time tragedy, second time farce.”

A “conspiracy nut” may be the early stage of a tree of wisdom.

Actually, look at the facts, the way in which powerful transnational institutions have lined up in support of the climate change narrative, the “Black Lives Matter” narrative, the Coronavirus narrative…all at the same time…

Co-incidence? What about the fact that the World Economic Forum now supports the so-called “Great Reset”? This is not “conspiracy theory”; it’s happening in plain sight!

And look below at the way in which the termites are eating away at the freedom and lives of white British people. One word of criticism about the anti-white propaganda campaign being waged, and your bank wants to get rid of you:

“Diversity” = “no white people”, in the end. Racemixing and the genocide of the European peoples.

The person who tweeted from the Nationwide should be punished.

I also suggest that all white people in the UK avoid Nationwide (which does not value them and chooses to insult its customers) and, if already with Nationwide, switch to another bank.

There is only one way this can end.

Lammy, thick as two short planks and also extremely nasty (as well as very interested in money…).

“Socialism” in one Twitterverse

One of the most interesting aspects of the “Coronavirus” situation in the UK has been to observe the pathetic and feeble squirming of those who self-describe as “Left”, “socialist” etc., whether adherent to the shell that is the Labour Party, or otherwise.

What is the reaction of the Jewish and “antifascist” Twitterati to the closing down of civil rights in the UK? Craven obedience to Government diktat. What is the reaction of the “Labour” official Opposition? To support every measure this incompetent yet tyrannical Government of clowns has taken, except to say that themeasures should be harsher and better administered. This is not opposition, but fealty…

Actually, that weakness is good for social-nationalism. When the time comes, we can close down our enemies easily, and permanently.

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Naturally, Piers Morgan does not worry about the economic damage. He gets paid millions for being a TV face. I dare say (speculating, admittedly) that some if not all is paid offshore via tax avoidance measures. He can scarcely recall what life was like before he hit lucky. If the poor and middle earners lose their jobs, well…Piers will still be on TV, raking in his life’s winnings…The same is true of all msm drones, MPs and other parasites.

More about Keir Starmer

Saw part of Starmer’s party political broadcast on TV this evening. Underwhelming…

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Les Eminences Grises…of Dystopia

It seems that the intellectual power behind the Boris Johnson throne is one Dominic Cummings, someone who only came to my attention recently. His new eminence put me in mind of a few similar people in the recent and not so recent past.

Brendan Bracken

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Churchill had the egregious Brendan Bracken as his adviser and amanuensis. Bracken was, as such people often are, very strange indeed. He was born into modest but not poor circumstances in Ireland, drifted around Australia, attended Sedbergh School at age 19 (though claiming to be just 15), paying the fees himself, then left after one term, having acquired what the later KGB would have called a “legend” as an Anglo-Irishman who had attended a well-known English school (he let people believe that he had been there for years).

Armed with the Sedbergh “old school tie”, Bracken became a schoolmaster at Bishop’s Stortford College in 1921, but by 1922 was a magazine publisher and editor in London. He became wealthy quite rapidly. Puzzling. Here was a young man who had presumably saved some money while in Australia, and may have had a part-share in whatever his father left, but all the same Bracken’s swift rise to wealth is a puzzle. Still, there it is.

Having attached himself to Churchill, Bracken was instrumental at the vital moment when Chamberlain resigned in 1940:

When Bracken became aware of Churchill’s agreement to nominate Lord Halifax, he convinced Churchill that the Labour Party would indeed support him as Chamberlain’s successor, and that Lord Halifax’s appointment would hand certain victory to Hitler. Bracken advised Churchill tactically to say nothing when the three met to arrange the succession. After a deafening silence during which Churchill was expected to nominate Halifax, the latter obligingly ruled himself out and Churchill was put forward as Britain’s wartime Prime Minister, having avoided any appearance of disloyalty to Chamberlain.” [Wikipedia, and see Notes, below].

Thus this odd man “from nowhere” was not only present at the pivotal moment, but can be said to have altered the course of the Second World War on the strategic level. Had Churchill not become Prime Minister, Britain would have agreed peace with the German Reich in 1940. The whole history of Europe and indeed the world was thus altered in its course by this now-forgotten man (forgotten by the public, at least).

Bracken was MP for Paddington North (1929-1945) and for Bournemouth (1945-1951). He was Churchill’s PPS from 1940, later promoted to Minister of Information (1941-1945) and was briefly First Lord of the Admiralty in 1945. He was one of the chiefs of the Political Warfare Executive. He was elevated as a viscount in 1952. He was the publisher of, inter alia, the Financial Times, The Economist and History Today.

Bracken was rumoured to have been Churchill’s illegitimate progeny, though this seems to have been a myth not discouraged by Bracken himself. The viscounty granted was hereditary, but Bracken was unmarried and without issue. He died in 1958.

Was this the story only of a remarkably talented self-made businessman and politician or was there more to it? There are hints of the then-concealed New World Order about it all. We shall probably never know.

Steve Hilton

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[As with Cummings –see below— Hilton felt the need to display his “I’m an off the wall maverick genius” persona by wearing beachwear or surf dude getup to Downing Street…]

Wikipedia says of Steve Hilton the following:

Hilton is the son of Hungarian immigrants whose original surname was Hircsák[7] (which some sources spell “Hircksac”),[8] who fled their home during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. They came to Britain, initially claiming asylum, and anglicised their name to Hilton. Steve Hilton’s father, István, had been goaltender for the Hungarian national ice hockey team and was considered one of the top ice hockey players in Europe in the 1930s.[7][9] After arriving in Britain, his parents initially worked in catering at Heathrow Airport. They divorced when Steve was five years old[7] leading to what he has described as a struggle and great financial hardship; his mother worked in a shoe store to earn the little money they had, and the two lived in a cold, damp basement apartment. He won a scholarship to Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham before studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at New College, Oxford.”

After graduating, Hilton worked at Conservative Central Office, where he came to know David Cameron and Rachel Whetstone, his future wife and Senior Vice-President of Policy and Communications for Uber.[11] He liaised with the party’s advertising firm, Saatchi and Saatchi, and was praised by Maurice Saatchi, who remarked, “No one reminds me as much of me when young as Steve.”[8] During this time Hilton bought the “New Labour, New Danger” demon eyes poster campaign[12] for the Conservative’s pre-general election campaign in 1996, which won an award from the advertising industry’s Campaign magazine at the beginning of 1997.[13] The Conservatives went on to experience their worst election defeat for more than half a century, with some journalists speculating that the poster contrasted unfavourably with Labour’s more positive campaign.[14] In 2005, Hilton lost out to future Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove in the selection process for the Surrey Heath constituency.”

Hilton talked of the need to “replace” the traditionally minded grassroots membership of the Conservative Party, which he saw as preventing the party from embracing a more metropolitan attitude on social issues.”

So he was at first, in the 1990s, little better than a gopher, but then he met his wife, Rachel Whetstone. Who is she? She is described in Wikipedia as having been head of communications for Uber taxis. For a number of years until 2015, she was in a similar position at Google. She has more recently joined Netflix.

In February 2013, Whetstone was assessed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4.[4] Whetstone has been featured on PRWeek’s Power List several times, most recently in 2016 at number 14.” [Wikipedia]

Whetstone is married to Steve Hilton, whom she met after an affair with Lord Astor (stepfather to Samantha Cameron, wife of former Prime Minister David Cameron) in the lead-up to the 2005 election. Cameron is no longer on speaking terms with Whetstone or Hilton.” [Wikipedia]

More interestingly, Rachel Whetstone’s grandfather was one Antony Fisher, not much known to the public, though extremely influential behind the scenes:

Sir Antony George Anson Fisher AFC (28 June 1915 – 8 July 1988), nicknamed AGAF, was a British businessman and think tank founder. He participated in the formation of various libertarian organisations during the second half of the twentieth century, including the Institute of Economic Affairs and the Atlas Network. Through Atlas, he helped establish up to 150 other institutions worldwide.”

Antony Fisher may have been at least part-Jew, and was certainly a Zionist, pro-Israel to the hilt.

Hilton was thought by many to be half-mad. He was lucky to escape with a caution and a small fine after having assaulted someone on a railway platform in England. He had been arrested after the assault and after shouting “wanker!” at staff and police. At the time, this useless creature was being paid £200,000 a year from public funds. There were other incidents of aggressive behaviour during his time at No.10.

Andy Coulson, the former communications chief who was later jailed over phone hacking, recalled recently in the Telegraph: “I would ask, ‘So how does that work then?’ If I got an answer at all, it was along the lines of, ‘It’ll be fine – just you see.’ That was mildly irritating, as it was my team who would have to get out and sell the latest product from Steve’s dream factory.”” [The Guardian]

Hilton’s rightwing, free-market ideas certainly infuriated Lib Dems who worked with him, as chronicled in David Laws’s book about the coalition. One Lib Dem former adviser said: “I was unfortunate enough to spend some time in Steve’s thought wigwam and it was not a pretty place. I remember him suggesting we should scrap maternity laws and invest in cloud-busting technology to improve the British weather. I certainly do not remember at any time him raising any points about the immigration policy he is now criticising.”” [The Guardian]

Hilton accomplished nothing, certainly nothing concrete, at Downing Street, and eventually decamped to the USA, where he was, laughably, taken on as some kind of visiting “professor” at Stanford:

“In March 2012, Downing Street announced that Hilton would be a “visiting scholar” at Stanford University‘s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies for a year.[21] His last memo concerned the advocacy of severe cuts in the number of civil servants in the United Kingdom[22] and further welfare cuts.” [Wikipedia]

At time of writing, Steve Hilton is on the American TV network, Fox News, as a talking head, and is apparently a Trump partisan.

Had Bernie Sanders been the Democratic nominee, Hilton “probably would have supported him”. Hilton says he is not really a conservative or a liberal: “It’s hard to pin me down because I’m a bit of Bernie Sanders, a bit of Rand Paul, bit of John Kasich.” He’s pro-Trump simply because he was the candidate most likely to “shake things up”” [The Guardian]

Someone who actively likes and promotes chaos, in fact, just like Dominic Cummings [see below]

Steve Hilton, in other words, like the others examined here, is connected with cosmopolitan finance-capital and its intellectual superstructure of “think tanks” (which have proliferated over the years) and with supposed “institutes”, mostly carrying the same sort of message: internationalism, multikulti “get rich quick”-ism, destruction of tradition, race and culture, combined with State repression of those without money.

Dominic Cummings

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[above, Dominic Cummings: note the “I’m Too Important To Wear A Tie Or A Jacket” affectation, as with Steve “Hilton”]

While “researching” (too grand, call it “looking up a few things”) for this blog post, I saw that at least one other has trodden much of the same path as me re. “the latest self-appointed genius” at Downing Street: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/dominic-cummings-brexit-boris-johnson-vote-leave-nigel-farage-a9045766.html

As stated at the start of this blog post, I know of Cummings only what I have read. The links are either posted here below or are available easily via Google.

One thing that did interest me was the Wikipedia statement, taken from a biography of Michael Gove, that “Cummings speaks Russian and ‘is a Russophile'”. It seems that he tried to start an airline with the single route line of Samara (a large city on the Volga) to Vienna, an interesting choice of route. We are told on Wikipedia that: “After university, Cummings moved to Russia from 1994 to 1997, working on various projects. In one Russian venture, he worked for a group attempting to set up an airline connecting Samara in southern Russia to Vienna; however, the venture fell foul of the KGB, and was abandoned after only one flight.

Well, the “KGB” bit is wrong in exact terms, because the KGB was disbanded (reorganized) in 1991. The bulk of the “internal” work of the old KGB was given to the “FSK” which later became the FSB. As to why the revamped FSK/FSB would want to interfere in the activities of a foreign or foreign-connected airline, I wonder. There are, and have been for 2-3 decades now, numerous foreign airlines operating in the former Soviet Union, flying between Russia and other states.

In the 1990s, new “babyflots” (bits of the old Aeroflot) were emerging all the time, as were ad hoc operations such as the German airline “Luftbrucke” (Air Bridge), which transported tens of thousands of “Volksdeutsche” from Kazakhstan and Siberia to new lives in the reunified Germany (those people were mostly the descendants of Germans invited to Russia by Russian tsars, notably Catherine the Great, then deported East by Stalin). Luftbrucke, if I recall aright, also flew from Samara, as also from a host of cities in Western Siberia and Kazakhstan, such as Semipalatinsk.

I find the history of Cummings interesting. He graduated from Oxford in 1994 aged 22-23, his degree being in Ancient and Modern History. The very same year he moved to Russia “where he worked on various projects” including the idea “to set up a new airline”.

I admit that I myself have never set up an airline, but I know that you cannot do it without rather a lot of money, even in the conditions of post-collapse Sovietism (I myself was briefly in Moscow in 1993 and also dealt with legal and business matters in Russia and Kazakhstan for several years).

Cummings is said to be the son of an oil rig project manager and a special needs teacher. There is no suggestion of any heavy family wealth. Cummings only left university in 1994, yet by —at latest— 1997, so 0-3 years later, was setting up an airline? In fact, how did he get into Russian-oriented business anyway, with no obvious connections or personal monies. He is able to speak Russian, though. That too raises questions.

I lived in Almaty, Kazakhstan for a year (1996-1997), meeting dozens if not hundreds (and over the years, certainly hundreds) of businessmen, lawyers etc doing work in the various ex-Soviet republics. While most of the diplomats I met spoke at least some Russian, the vast majority of businessmen and lawyers encountered knew no Russian at all really (that was true of both British and Americans). Certainly unable to undertake even simple discussions. I even met some unable to order simple food and drink.

So Cummings leaves university in the UK, where he studied ancient and modern history, somehow speaks Russian (or learns it on the ground), and is at once involved with business activities which seem to go beyond being a mere gopher for others. I have to say that I wonder whether Cummings was up to something other than just being a British graduate drifting about and getting into Russian business speculations almost by chance. Maybe the Russian security people were right to be suspicious of him, as is suggested in his Wikipedia entry.

Anyway, he is now considered to be Boris Idiot’s eminence grise, and looks it (meaning “grey”, if not particularly eminent). In fact, despite being only 47, he looks 10+ years older than me, and I am now 62. His political career is summarized here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominic_Cummings#Political_career

I have to say that I agree with his view of many of the leading political and official figures (he described Iain Dunce Duncan Smith as “incompetent”, for example).

It seems that Cummings married a lady of the North Country gentry who is or was Deputy Editor of the Spectator. They live in Islington, in what the Daily Mail is pleased to call a “£1.6 million house” (though in London, what does that mean? I lived for years in a house in Little Venice now (over)valued at £4 million! Madness). Other details about Cummings are few.

What is clear is that this character is right now in the maelstrom of chaos and action that he loves so much. A defender quipped that he’ll be thrilled with upheaval – it’s the only way he sees people being forced into action. His friend once heard him quote Lenin: “The worse the better.” [Reaction magazine]

The Prophets of Dystopia

These “advisers” (of whom I have selected a mere few from a larger pool) and their connected “think tanks” etc are, even when some of their critique of society is justified, basically destructive. The same applies to the people themselves. Admittedly, Brendan Bracken left a less obviously destructive legacy, but then, after the huge and unnecessary war which he, from the shadows, did so much to bring about, what more need he do to be adjudged a negative force?

Look at Steve Hilton, Dominic Cummings etc. Where are their real achievements? Leaves blown away by the wind. These people may themselves have acquired riches, but only or mainly because they married wealthy wives, then used their own political attachment and profile to become highly-prized TV, radio, press and online “gurus” . They themselves have not established anything solid, whether in commerce, industry, academia, the arts, the sciences, charitable work or anywhere else. They are creatures created from the chaos and decadence in society. They prosper from the decadence and weakness of the political system in the UK and attach themselves to stupid, weak, posturing politicians vainly trying to reach to statesmanship, people such as David Cameron-Levita and Boris-Idiot. They are a symptom of dark days ahead. Social nationalism must rise up to exterminate evil and to found a better and better-organized society.

Annual midnight swearing-in of SS troops at Feldherrnhalle, Munich, 1938.

Notes

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

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/boris-johnson-s-key-adviser-who-is-no-deal-brexit-guru-dominic-cummings-1.3966946

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jun/18/david-cameron-dominic-cummings-career-psychopath

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/07/dominic-cummings-takes-swipe-at-greive-over-confidence-vote-plan

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43518628

https://www.eurotrib.com/story/2019/7/28/135136/889

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

https://www.historytoday.com/archive/churchills-faithful-chela

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

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/dominic-cummings-brexit-boris-johnson-vote-leave-nigel-farage-a9045766.html

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/07/no-deal-dominic-cummings-boris-johnson-brexit

https://www.theredroar.com/2019/08/revealed-anti-elite-dominic-cummings-lives-in-1-6-million-islington-townhouse/

https://reaction.life/who-is-dominic-cummings/

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

https://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-staggers/2010/01/cameron-speech-bullying-hilton

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/21/how-steve-hilton-turned-on-his-friend-and-ex-boss-david-cameron

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/15/steve-hilton-im-rich-but-i-understand-the-frustrations-people-have

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/david-camerons-chief-spin-doctor-193369

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

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

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/cameron-spin-doctor-arrested-in-train-fracas-1861393.html

https://www.itv.com/news/2019-08-09/the-truth-about-dominic-cummings-writes-robert-peston/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3372743/QUENTIN-LETTS-PM-Cheryl-Sexy-Fish-party-says-people-run-Britain.html

Afterthought, 10 August 2019

Is it fanciful to compare the sliding society we now have (look at the past few days…) and the prominence of these odd characters such as Hilton and Cummings, whose academic and patchy work histories are at best underwhelming, with the sliding Russia of the last few years before the Revolution(s) of 1917? Perhaps, but in late-Tsarist Russia too the government, civil service, certainly the politicians, were paralyzed, helpless to do anything positive, and so the influence grew of odd characters: tarot practitioners, mystics and occultists, fortune-tellers of all kinds, persons believed to have arcane knowledge and unorthodox ways to make politics work via persuasion and peculiar ideas and methods. The starets (he was never a monk or priest) Rasputin was only the most important of a whole host.

The rest is history.

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Update, 12 August 2019

Typical…

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-dominic-cummings-vote-leave-referendum-farm-eu-subsidies-a9051961.html

Update, 14 August 2019

A partisan journalist writes…

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/dominic-cummings-10000-prison-places-brexit-boris-johnson-failure-a9054516.html

In fact, I agree with some of what Cummings has said:

We should stop selecting leaders from a subset of Oxbridge egomaniacs with a humanities degree...” That is true, though I have nothing against degrees in the humanities, but the whole idea of the “generalist” (almost always armed with a degree from Oxford or Cambridge) has blighted UK political, cultural and even industrial life for 70 years, perhaps 100 years. The Soviet Union tended toward the same behaviour (the politically-OK “Man From Moscow” who could “direct” anything from a tyre factory to a Young Pioneer camp or the building of the Moscow Metro), and look what happened there (the Metro in Moscow admittedly being a —rare— success of the Soviet system).

Of course, the worst single example of the generalist might be Cummings’ present employer, Boris-idiot, who has proven that he is incapable of doing anything properly, but who can do it while quoting a bit of rote-learned Ancient Greek, or using an English word no-one else has ever heard of (he must trawl the OED for those silly words, I expect…what a complete waste of space he is!). As the journalist writes,

All evidence goes out the window. The grandest ever Oxbridge egomaniac of them all (with not even a very good humanities degree, as it happens) is seeing only the flickering shadows on the news on the wall. It is not even day 14 and already we have beaten a hyper-accelerated march to the world of crap policy for political gain.

The journalist continues, citing a recent Times article by Cummings:

Elsewhere, in that same Times article, we read: “We must train aspirant leaders very differently so they have the skills and experience of managing complex projects.””

And here he is, bringing in policies that would make Norman Tebbit look enlightened, working for a leader whose skill at “managing complex projects” so far extends to some rolling windowless sauna buses, a cable car to nowhere, and a ghost garden bridge that may or may not take you to a demented airport that has never and will never be built.

Update, 22 August 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/22/dominic-cummings-should-not-have-no-10-role-suggests-tory-mp-damian-collins

I think that I recognize the symptoms of someone who has spent too much time in Russia.

Update, 5 September 2019

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7429303/We-going-PURGE-Boris-Johnsons-enforcer-Dominic-Cummings-warned-minister.html

and

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dominic-cummings-boris-johnson-brexit-vote-commons-no-deal-downing-street-a9091181.html

Update, 8 September 2019

Seems that my blog was (again) prescient, if I say so myself: not a day or even part of a day goes by now without someone publishing something in the newspapers about Dominic Cummings (though Steve “Hilton” is old news and Brendan Bracken ancient history).

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/07/smash-and-grab-dominic-cummings-democracy

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/08/mps-amber-rudd-tories-boris-johnson

Update, 14 September 2019

It seems that David Cameron-Levita was suspicious of Cummings as long ago as 2013:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/14/cameron-suspected-cummings-of-dripping-poison-into-goves-ear

Update, 29 September 2019

Through his system, as yet unexplained – “I will go into what I think this vision could be and how to do it another day” – he will turn a nation of average people into one of the most successful countries in the world. He will sweep away the suffocating postwar mainframes of politics, and build something capable of withstanding the unknown crises ahead. Or so he would wish. In truth, he may be little more than a survivalist in the woods, soldering wires together in the belief he is saving us all.

Is Dominic Cummings a visionary or a fool? The remarkable fact is that the Conservative Party has risked its future, and the country’s, on which one Cummings turns out to be.” [Harry Lambert, writing in The New Statesman]

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2019/09/dominic-cummings-machiavel-downing-street

Update, 8 October 2019

Update, 19 October 2019

Dominic Cummings dresses down (even more) in Downing Street on the day of the Saturday sitting of the Commons (today). Not sure whether the bimbo is Boris Johnson’s girlfriend or a lookalike.

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All he lacks is a few copies of The Big Issue and a plastic cup for tips. Oh, no, wait, he’s holding the cup…

Update, 3 November 2019

I very much doubt that Dominic Cummings works or worked for Russian Intelligence…au contraire.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/labour-asks-about-dominic-cummings-years-working-in-russia-vl6d0w62z

Update, 3 January 2020

Update, 23 March 2020

A floundering idiot working for a floundering idiot, and both pretending to be great brains…you couldn’t make it up.

https://metro.co.uk/2020/03/23/dominic-cummings-denies-saying-bad-pensioners-will-die-coronavirus-12441467/

Update, 24 April 2021

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/apr/23/dominic-cummings-launches-attack-on-boris-johnson;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56870370

There Should Have Been An Honourable Peace in 1939 or 1940

The Background

September the 9th, 2018. 79 years and 8 days since the famous German attack on the Polish radio station at then Gleiwitz; 79 years and 6 days since Britain (and so the entire British Empire) and France declared war on Germany; about 78 and a bit years since the German defeat of France, since the British retreat from Dunkirk; 78 years since the air Battle of Britain.

What weakens the usual System-history narrative about the history of those times is the a priori assumption or, if you like, a Grundnorm [basic underlying concept or belief, often unquestioned or deliberately made impossible to question], that the declaration of war by Britain and France was unquestionably both “the right thing to do” and unavoidable.

The typical, conventional System view, as displayed above, is of course grounded on an even deeper-held belief or Grundnorm, that is that the German government of Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP was so evil that it had to be destroyed. That view (at the time and really until the 1970s at least –talking about British attitudes–) was based on the opinion that Germany was again trying, for the second or third time in memory, and as a continental power, to take over mainland Europe. More recently, the more Jewish-influenced attitude has held sway, because of the Jewish control or veto over the worlds of publishing, academia, politics, msm etc in the West: that Germany had to be confronted and defeated because of its policy re. Jews.

The whole “Germany had to be defeated because of the ‘holocaust'” nonsense is of quite recent date. Not often (i.e. never) mentioned to the brainwashed masses or to their equally brainwashed offspring in British schools, is the fact that not one of the world leaders or the most important military leaders (e.g. Churchill) made any mention of “extermination programmes” or “gas chambers” in their spoken remarks or post-war written memoirs. The Jewish-Zionist element has taken control of the historical narrative and completely twisted it. That is why “they” hate any historical revisionism. They present a weight of mutually-quoting fakery as if it were a weight of evidence. In any case, even the Zionist propagandists do not claim any German “extermination plan” or programme for the Jews  until 1941.

Returning to war and peace in 1939-40, we see that the big picture shows a world far more than today split between European empires. The British Empire ruled between a quarter and a third of the world. Most of the rest (leaving aside the Soviet Union, the USA and China) was ruled by other Europeans: empires of the French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Belgians. The depredations of the early imperial days had begun to give way to the idea of stewardship. The native peoples were beginning to be looked after, the wildlife the same. All that (which became so positive in the 1950s) was ruined by the Second World War and its aftermath. Decolonization, globalist finance-capitalism etc have been disastrous for the peoples and environment of Africa, South America, Asia.

In Europe too, we see how disastrous was the decision to go to war in 1939. Immense destruction, huge loss of life (some estimates say 80 million), cruelties, hardship etc. Also massive economic dislocation.

We often hear half-baked nonsense about how “the war” stimulated inventions and technological progress. Most of this is either not true or is at best half-true. In both Europe and USA, huge strides were being made in the 1930s. What the war did was to change priorities: planes built for speed rather than comfort, housing built on a utilitarian rather than an aesthetic basis etc.

In the UK, much nonsense is talked about the Welfare State in this regard. In fact, social housing (which had existed in limited forms for centuries) was being created on quite a large scale in the UK of the 1930s, particularly in and around London. As for the NHS etc, that was already being prepared in studies etc, though the war may have concentrated minds and so on.

The Phoney War

The Phoney War, also called the Bore War and (in Germany) Sitzkrieg, lasted from September 1939 to April 1940. At that point, few people, even in the armed services of either side (meaning UK/Germany) had been killed. Any bitterness or venom (mainly on the British side and stirred up by relentless propaganda) was small compared to what existed later. There could, after Dunkirk, have been an honourable peace, an armistice. Germany could then have turned its full attention to destroying Stalin’s regime the following year. The Russian people would eventually have come to a concordat with the German Reich. Only the Jewish commissars etc would ultimately have lost out.

Conclusion

Britain lost out hugely by going along with Churchill’s ridiculous adventurism. Terrible loss and turmoil during the years of war, 10 years of “austerity” after the war ended. The perceived “need” (in fact a conspiracy) to import blacks and browns in the 1950s and thereafter in order to make up for those killed and injured in that wholly unnecessary war. Slow poisoning of the folk.

Britain and France declared war on Germany, ostensibly, to protect the independence of Poland. It never happened. Poland was split between the German Reich and the Soviet Union at first, later taken entirely by the Reich, then later still taken entirely by the Soviet Union. Instead of one or two weeks of war, Poland was strafed by 6 years of it. Only since 1989 has Poland regained anything like full political sovereignty. When I myself visited Poland on several occasions in the late 1980s, one still met older Poles who might mention those worthless guarantees of 1939.

Had an honourable peace been found in 1939 or 1940, the British Empire would have wound down more gradually, as would the other European empires. There would not have been so much war and misery across the world, the American cultural death-impulse would not have been so powerful and destructive; also, the environment would not have suffered anything like as badly. Above all, Europe would be fully European and have a fully-European future.