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Diary Blog, 8-9 June 2021

8 June 2021

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Exactly the sort of thing that the police should be doing, as against letting themselves be manipulated and used by tribal special interest lobbies…

The “panicdemic” has been, and continues to be, an incredible moment in the history, especially, of the Western world. The moment in time when the masses were put to the test as regards their wish to be free people, and chose serfdom, all because they were subjected to a (so far) almost 18-month propaganda fear campaign, backed up by a (so far) toytown police state.

You hardly have to be Dr. Schacht to understand that expansion of the money supply leads directly to inflation, and may lead to hyper-inflation.

As to the rich rushing to park their money in fixed assets, look at, for example, the frantic rush to buy country estates over the past few years and especially recently. In fact, there are few estates in England or Scotland on the market, and those that do come onto the market are often sold within weeks or even days.

Apart from land and housing, the price of gold has continued to rise quite fast.

It is not a question of whether your records contain anything potentially embarrassing (mine certainly do not), but one of principle, just as it is a matter of principle that one should be free to walk, travel, shop etc without wearing a (pointless in any case) muzzle, as with the facemask nonsense; or just as one should be able to drive from A to B without some plod demanding to know whether you have reasonable cause to be on the roads.

Because the New World Order [NWO] and Zionist Occupation Governments [ZOG] disapproved…

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9 June 2021

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An idiot who thinks it oppressive to be encouraged by tweets to take off his facemask muzzle, but is only wearing one in the first place because he was told to, on pain of prosecution, because idiots in government (eg “Boris”) have ordered him to wear one…

Another idiot. Even leaving aside the fact that the facemask nonsense keeps no-one “safe”, she says that “it’s none of your business what I wear“, yet no doubt (like all the facemask zealots) thinks that people should be forced, by both oppressive law and social pressure, to wear a facemask.

I just saw another similar tweet, from a similar tweeter, who wants everyone to wear facemasks until allowed not to, yet whose Twitter profile says “no prisons, no borders“! Twitter has slowly become the realm of the mentally-ill and/or “antifa” idiots, and/or Jews, and/or pseudo-socialists, and/or those who think that freedom means freedom to comply with government impositions.

The vast majority of people, despite having been brainwashed for a year and a half, in their hearts know that the endless nonsense (facemasks, hand gel everywhere, ridiculous one-way systems inside shops etc) is just that— nonsense. They all, or most of them, pretend to comply because of the combination of enforcement and social pressure (“laws”, “rules”, “advice”, posters, police, fines, security guards, self-important shop people).

Having said that, the past year and a half has had a huge effect. It has pretty much destroyed the illusion that the British people have “freedom” (or even want it). Spineless.

Yes!

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9667433/American-scholar-tabled-motion-cancel-Queen.html. “Matthew Katzman“. Jew. Every single time…

I see that Nick Griffin agrees with me. Just saw this:

Untold thousands, even on Twitter (the home of the always-wrongs) are supporting Lloyd-Webber. Against Lloyd-Webber, all the lockdown and facemask fanatics, the whole polluted tide of post-Marxist “woke” pseudo-Marxist me-too-ers, all gagging to have him and many others arrested, punished etc. The “Mike Stuchbery” types, if you like.

Macron

Macron was reportedly slapped by a supporter of Action francaise [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_Fran%C3%A7aise], the principal thinker of which was Charles Maurras, a member of the Academie francaise. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Maurras

Macron is completely an NWO/ZOG puppet. I blogged about his very strange personal and political background a couple of years ago: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/09/on-recent-events-in-france/.

La France se lève!

Late tweets

Someone needs a lesson in arithmetic, unless he is referring to his own shared history of that bakery. Perhaps. Still, a sad report. Gone after 91 years. Just one of the casualties of the past couple of years.

The first thing to go should be the facemask nonsense…and it should go now. Right now.

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Diary Blog, 31 March 2021

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Alison Chabloz

The trial of persecuted satirist and singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz has entered its second and (probably) last day. I believe that the Defence case is continuing.

I shall give whatever news I have when I have it.

Freedom of expression is on trial.

[Alison Chabloz]

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“The glory that was Rome…is of another day“… and that is true of Central Asia as well. De gustibus non est disputandum, I suppose…

Pleasantly green.

When I visited the Kremlin, in 1993, I was the first person of the day at the public entrance (a kind of pedestrianized walkway akin to the drawbridge over a moat, but in stone and/or brick).

However, having had my early morning swim at the open-air swimming pool “Moskva” in Kropotkinskaya, and having then walked to the Kremlin, I sat on a wall in the sun and fell sleep, to awaken only when a Russian family started to argue with the person in the ticket kiosk about what tickets they needed and the cost of them; as at Disneyland in Southern California (visited by me when aged 12-13 in 1969), you could get tickets for one or more parts, or a “komplet”, i.e. a little book of tickets that allowed you “access all areas” (all areas open to the public, that is; most of the buildings of the Kremlin are still used by officialdom).

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[foot entrance to the Kremlin: the Troitskaya, or Trinity, Tower]

The little Kremlin churches were a highlight; I was the only visitor at the time. What surprised me most about the Kremlin was the acreage. Large, with little treed parks also in there. Like the whole of the Whitehall area surrounded by a huge wall. I recall seeing the green Land Rover of the British Ambassador driving slowly inside the Kremlin, its little Union Jack flag flying bravely. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_Kremlin.

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I think that I once had a vinyl of this, but with a different cover. Some of the songs more Gypsy than “Central Russian”, of course.

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More scare propaganda…

It seems that the present vaccines, over which there is a huge hullabaloo, will be largely ineffective as new “variants” of Coronavirus are manifested, something already happening. Fortunately, the population is now largely immune anyway.

As for the police state “laws”, “rules”, “guidance” etc, they will stay…oh yes…to be wheeled out again whenever the clowns in charge of the UK decide to do that.

Alison Chabloz trial update

Early reports from reliable sources indicate that Alison Chabloz has been found guilty on three charges under the Communications Act 2003.

I shall add comment later, when details are known. In the meantime, I think that we can say that free speech in the UK is dead, killed by “the usual suspects”.

I do not have full details, but it looks as if Alison Chabloz has been sentenced to a total of 18 weeks’ imprisonment, i.e. 9 weeks minus time (days, and part-days counted as days) spent in court and/or in previous custody (since charge), so somewhere around 8 weeks altogether.

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(and Zionists…)

Blast from the past

I just saw a Reuters piece of reportage by Mark Hosenball, who was deported from the UK in 1977 (he got deported to the USA after reporting on matters of “national security” in 1976). He’s even older than me! Must be not far off 70; certainly at least 67. I had no idea that he was still around, professionally. Apparently, he spent many years, prior to joining Reuters, working for Newsweek (though Newsweek is, in my view, not a very impressive news magazine, for all its fame).

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A blog reader has requested music from Beethoven or Brahms, so…

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Very commendable, but where is the “Free Speech Union” when free speech is squashed flat by the State (a state suborned by a vicious tribal cabal), as in the Alison Chabloz trial which finished today? Where is Toby Young? Where is Laurence Fox? Where is Welby? Nowhere. They are all wastes of space and hypocrites. Not even one tweet from the lot of them.

Alison Chabloz trial: further update

I have no more information about the sentence handed down today, or about the present whereabouts of Alison Chabloz.

I should expect that Alison Chabloz will appeal what seems a very odd verdict and a rather harsh sentence. I should expect that her solicitors and Counsel will be applying swiftly for grant of bail pending what I trust will be a successful appeal of (again, I should hope) both sentence and conviction, to the Crown Court.

Some readers may recall that Alison Chabloz was sentenced to a short period of immediate imprisonment last year, but was granted bail pending appeal (she was in prison for about 2-3 days, though, until grant of bail).

In the end, after the Crown Court judge (H.H. Judge Egbuna, at Derby Crown Court) asked for disclosure of documents to establish whether or not Alison Chabloz was being pursued by police and Crown Prosecution Service for political reasons, the CPS abandoned opposition to the appeal, and Alison Chabloz walked free.

Anyone wishing to offer Alison help or support should be able to discover where she is being held, and other details, from her solicitors: https://tvedwards.com/contact/solicitors-in-whitechapel/.

The bottom line is that Alison Chabloz will either soon be free on bail again or, in the worst-case scenario, will serve ~8 weeks incarceration, and then be free again, insofar as any of us are now “free” in this country.

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Late-night update about Alison Chabloz

Information from Adrian Davies, Alison Chabloz’s trial defence Counsel: Alison is currently held at HMP Bronzefield, Woodthorpe Rd, Ashford, Middx. TW15 3JZ. https://www.hmpbronzefield.co.uk/home.html

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

Anyone wishing to send items to Alison should discover first her official prisoner number, either from her solicitors (see here above), or from the prison directly (see above website).

nb: books sent to prisoners in the UK have to be *new, *paperback, and *sent from an online bookseller, preferably Amazon.

Diary Blog, 30 March 2021

Alison Chabloz

The trial of persecuted satirical singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz starts today at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. The charges relate to alleged offences under the much-criticized Communications Act 2003, s.127, a typical piece of Tony Blair era botched legislation.

I shall relay any information which I may see about the progress of the trial —due to finish tomorrow, Wednesday 31 March 2021— as and when.

[Alison Chabloz]

The Great Reset

Not a “conspiracy theory”, by the way: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Reset.

It continues: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9416347/Johnson-Merkel-Macron-declare-world-needs-post-Covid-treaty.html

2022 will usher in a new era of 33 years’ duration, as has happened previously, for example in 1989 and 1956. The international conspiracy (or consensus) of power is preparing for that. The “panicdemic” is just one convenient excuse and/or a suitably-plausible narrative with which to fool the masses.

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https://www.haaretz.com/.premium-ashkenazi-gene-increases-schizophrenia-1.5294333

Yet the tweet below shows that the few remaining Labour Party stalwarts remain immune to reality…

Ha ha!

As to Jess Phillips, I blogged about that particular publicity-hound, waste of space and ignorant idiot nearly two years ago: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/05/07/deadhead-mps-an-occasional-series-the-jess-phillips-story/.

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I should think that Orwell must be turning in his grave if aware of how free speech has been destroyed in the England of recent decades. Prosecutions for (notionally) “offending” the “Chosen”, and/or untermenschen, and/or for singing satirical songs…

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Diary Blog, 29 March 2021

Disturbing news from the new British police state

Here is that video:

Now I should say straightaway that I am not very familiar with the name Alex Belfield, having only seen that name a few times on Twitter. I believe that he was on BBC local radio in the Midlands or North at one time.

What interests me more is that here is another case of someone who runs a non-System, non-msm, Internet “radio station” being targeted by the forces of the state. There have been other recent cases.

In Cornwall, last week, a man was charged with five counts under the Public Order Act 1986. He ran an Internet “radio station”.

Tomorrow, 30 March 2021, the persecuted singer-songwriter Alison Chabloz faces trial yet again, and yet again the instigator of police/CPS action was the malicious Jewish-Zionist cabal known as “Campaign Against Antisemitism”, who were also the instigators of the above-mentioned action against someone in Cornwall. As to Alex Belfield, I do not know.

What interests me, apart from the Zionist aspect, is that in all three mentioned cases, Internet “radio” forms the background. The real or broadcast radio in the UK is “regulated” (strictly controlled) by the System, via OFCOM. Internet “radio” is not regulated or controlled by OFCOM. Thus the System is now scrabbling to find ways to shut down the “wrong” messages.

Alison Chabloz recently made a first appearance as defendant in yet another case involving Internet “radio”. Once again, the malicious “Campaign Against Antisemitism” is involved.

Incidentally, anyone who wants to support Alison Chabloz at her trial under the notorious “bad law” of the Commuications Act 2003, s.127, starting tomorrow (set down for Tuesday and Wednesday this week) can do so. Westminster Magistrates’ Court, 181 Marylebone Road, London. Nearest Underground: Edgware Road (any line). https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/westminster-magistrates-court

picture of the court or tribunal building
[Westminster Magistrates’ Court]

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Answer: don’t have “students of colour”…

Which people will not put up with it? The scared rabbits who wear facemasks on clifftops and in supermarket car parks? Sadly, the British people have become rather pathetic.

Exactly. This is all designed to facilitate the next 33 years starting in 2022. The Great Reset, together with the Great Replacement. The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan. NWO. ZOG. A concerted attempt to rule the world.

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News from “the ****hole of England”…

I happened to see this news item from estuarial Essex: https://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/everything-you-need-know-thurrock-2130524.

The streets of Thurrock are plagued by the activity of a violent gang. Responsible for stabbings, acid attacks and sexual assaults, C17 first rose to prominence in May, 2017.”

[the multikulti society in action]

I was only there once in my life, unless you include driving on the nearby M25 and over the Dartford Crossing to go to Kent a few times. My only visit, as such, was this one: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/.

Seems that the police of that part of Essex are now faced by real crime…Oh, and it also seems that The Guardian does occasionally report accurately (or did, 8 years ago): https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/jul/25/thurrock-capital-misery.

David Lammy

Good grief! Someone sent me the clip below. I knew that Lammy was/is a deadhead, and in fact I have been meaning for a long time to add an assessment of him to my “Deadhead MPs” series, but…well, see for yourself!

People will say, “oh, but he is a barrister, has several degrees etc”…yes, and one of the most stupid (and ignorant) people I ever met was a former Sierra Leone diplomat, a High Commissioner to the UK when in London, and ambassador to some other state. That African had degrees from one of the most famous English universities, one from the Sorbonne, one from either Harvard or Yale (I forget).

Imagine Lammy as either Lord Chancellor or Attorney-General! Still, now that Keir Starmer is running what is left of Labour into the ground, such appointment is unlikely.

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My Twitter account (removed in 2018 at the instigation of a Jewish/Zionist cabal) was one of rather few accounts followed by Icke. Now he too has been removed from Twitter, by the same or connected (((forces))). We must fight for freedom now, or Lilliputian ties will bind us forever.

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Diary Blog, 26 March 2021

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Purge of internet radio stations

There seems to be ongoing, and now intensifying, a purge of dissident “radio stations” on the Internet. The noisy “Campaign Against Antisemitism” fake charity yesterday announced that, at its instigation, Devon and Cornwall Police and CPS had charged someone from Cornwall under the Public Order Act 1986.

I was informed by a blog commentator that a former BBC employee who now runs his own “radio station” online from Nottinghamshire, has also been harassed by the police.

We have seen how others who run, or even just talk on, Internet “radio” podcasts are being subjected to similar treatment. Alison Chabloz is on trial, on a similar basis, next week (30-31 March 2021). Good luck and victory to her!

Britain’s toytown police state is gradually developing into a real one, aided by the weaponization of “the virus”, a supine Bar, malleable or complicit judges, conniving mass media, and a non-existent Parliamentary Opposition.

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Behind much of the current repression are the “usual suspects”, of course…

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The “average Joe” still has no idea that what we are seeing in the UK is effectively the extirpation of what have passed as “democracy”, most civil rights etc, and all —supposedly— because of a virus that, worldwide, has killed about one person in every 4,000 people.

In reality, this is all, or almost all, simply an easy way to smooth the way for the NWO/ZOG “Great Reset” of 2022, and to set the agenda for the years up to 2055. An attempt to control the current of the Zeitgeist

I myself had a very good year in Kazakhstan (1996-1997), despite occasional problems and, indeed, a scuffle or two.

For once, I find myself in agreement with Fraser Nelson.

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I am no psychiatrist, but there is a very high incidence of schizophrenia in the black “community”. That may have been the case here (or he may just be a black lunatic who hates white/European people anyway).

Cartoons of either should not be criminalized. FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION…

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Diary Blog, 25 March 2021

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The Zionists must love those developments in neurological science. Anyone not falling for “holocaust” fakery will, no doubt, be ordered to have their brain altered to remove all reason and scepticism…Likewise, those remembering that, in general, 1971 was better in the UK than 2001, will have to receive “treatment” in order to “remember” differently…

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A part-Jew public entertainer and jester (and nonstop liar) as Prime Minister? Why not? What could go wrong? Oh, no, wait…

A straw in the wind? Crazies taking over London? Escape from New York? Still, in any possible future actual civil war or situation of complete chaos, I daresay my side would come out on top in the end. It may be decades since I myself fired an R-1 (overseas), a Browning (mainly at the Kensington Rifle and Pistol Club, now long defunct), or even a shotgun (in Ireland and rural England), but think “riding a bicycle”, I suppose. I am sure that whatever will be left, by then, of the British Army and other arms would be on our side.

Whether such a situation will arise in my own lifetime is an open question.

Is my speculation hyperbolic? Perhaps, but you only have to look at the way in which the London police have all but lost control of ordinary crime, only have to see the way the “Black Lives Matter” nonsense led to columns of black militia parading through the streets (with no police response, despite there having been a clear breach of the Public Order Act 1936) to see the way things could go…

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The arguments for the BBC “licence fee” (mandatory/universal impost) are all but worthless. Independence from government? Hardy ha ha! Just look at the BBC in the past 20 years! It is effectively a Government mouthpiece, or loudhailer. Quality, as compared to commercial TV? Again, just look at most of the output! It’s terrible!

“Democracy” can only work where reason rules, but emotion trumps reason, and the will trumps both. I have seen, from my own experience of the past decade, that those one would have thought would base their judgments on reason (barristers, magistrates, judges, police, many others) in fact have pretty much thrown away reason, and the wish (or even ability) to use rational thought. Kneejerk reactions, mob emotionalism, and the inability to think, are almost universal now in the UK.

As to the meaning(s) of “democracy”, see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/15/has-parliamentary-democracy-as-we-have-known-it-until-now-had-its-day-in-the-uk/

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Diary Blog, 16 March 2021

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[“At the end stands— Victory”…]

Alison Chabloz

The persecuted satirist and singer-songwriter, Alison Chabloz, will be in court tomorrow on first appearance in respect of a charge under Public Order Act 1986. From what little I have heard, it sounds like a nonsense charge, but I await developments. In the meantime, I wish her well.

Alison Chabloz also awaits trial, set down for 2 days (30-31 March 2021) on a charge under the notorious bad law of the Communications Act 2003, s.127.

Tomorrow’s hearing, and also that trial at the end of the month, will be at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Marylebone Road, London.

[Alison Chabloz]

I wish her good luck and, above all, victory.

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That would be highly unlikely!

What is now happening is of course terrible, and is closely connected with the upcoming very significant year 2022, the latest since 1989 in the 33-year cycle.

By grace of God, there may be a way to turn all of it to the Good in the end.

Eliminate such exploiters.

The suppression of truth is what the Jew-Zionist element has been trying to accomplish, for decades, in respect of the “holocaust” farrago, and in particular the “gas chambers” nonsense.

The Camel and the Needle’s Eye

I am told that the book is interesting. Read it for free here: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/60379/60379-h/60379-h.htm

The author was opposed to war with Germany both in 1914 and in 1939, and therefore was also opposed to Churchill taking over as Prime Minister in 1940 (there was no General Election): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Ponsonby,_1st_Baron_Ponsonby_of_Shulbrede. A rare politician of principle.

Mark Collett

I happened to be alerted to the following GAB post written by Mark Collett of Patriotic Alternative: https://gab.com/MarkCollett/posts/105900556944266277.

Perhaps not hugely interesting, but I agree with it; hard to see how any intelligent social-nationalist could take issue with it.

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I blogged about nonsense of this sort a couple of years ago: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/11/15/when-reality-becomes-subjective/.

There will probably be an all-out war with China (NATO v. China) sooner than we think. That war may well devastate the USA and Europe. It will be terrible, but also may give the post-Aryan European people the possibility of joining with Russia afterwards, in order to create a new society across Eurasia…and a future super-race.

If he feels so strongly about such bad behaviour, Goodwin should have a word with the officials of the small but well-funded Jew-Zionist cabal known as the “Campaign Against Antisemitism” or “CAA”. They and their members have been trying to ruin people’s businesses, professional practices, academic careers etc for years, all the while playing the Jewish “victim”… The same applies to other basically Jewish groups such as “Hope not Hate” and its smaller copyists.

Diary Blog, 15 March 2021

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Peter Hitchens neglects to point out that it is hardly surprising that the (supposedly) “educated classes” in Britain have not, en bloc, resisted the weaponization of “the virus” into a social-control measure or excuse. Most of them have done OK during the past year of nonsense, “working from home” and getting paid (in effect) more, saving up to 4 hours a day on the commute etc.

The same people also failed to resist the 2010-2019 (in reality, 2007-2019) “austerity” nonsense and cruelties, because they themselves, and their families, were largely exempt.

As I have pointed out before, revolutions may be led or counselled, or later consolidated if successful, by disaffected aristocrats and middle-class intellectuals, but are usually made by the mob. Look at 1789 (French Revolution), 1848 (revolutions across Europe), 1871 (Paris Commune), 1905 (uprising in St. Petersburg), 1917 (first Russian Revolution, then Bolshevik uprising), 1953 (uprising in East Berlin), 1956 (Hungarian Uprising), and so on.

Recognize the source of the lies. As always, mainly the Jew-Zionist element, now embedded in UK politics, civil service, msm, and law.

Fake “history” in the making. cf. “holocaust”…

There are quite a few odd people such as “@drdankeown” on Twitter, people who seem to think that we live in the world of Robin Hood, Cromwell, or King Arthur, a world in which the Monarch exercises real power, rather than simply being a constitutional figurehead with real privilege, something rather different.

Acting as Devil’s Advocate, I suppose that if, in some fantasy scenario, the Queen were to suddenly put herself forward as a kind of crowned dictator, and were to demand that police, Army etc follow her political and immediate direction, the vast majority might comply, in our 2021 UK where the notionally “elected” politicians are almost all fools, incompetents, knaves and/or traitors.

The fact, though, is that the Queen will not put herself up as such a tyrant, and her apparent successors, Charles and William, could never command such support, either among those who have sworn an oath, or the public generally.

Alicia Kearns

Just heard a few minutes of a BBC Radio 4 The World at One interview with Alicia Kearns [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alicia_Kearns], Conservative Party MP for Rutland and Melton. Frighteningly thick. These people purport to rule the UK…

Jews and free speech (again)

https://www.thejc.com/news/uk/ucl-provost-apologises-after-suggesting-holocaust-denier-would-be-alllowed-to-speak-1.513099

The slightest pressure from the usual “claque”, and even those who say that they value free speech cave in to the Jew-Zionist propaganda agenda.

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A very good point from Hitchens, that.

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Diary Blog, 12 March 2021, including some thoughts about value

Early thoughts on value and cost

The news that a piece of “digital art”, or electronic art, has been sold at auction for USD $69 million was puzzling. Apparently, such art can be copied for free, without any cost at all.

In other words, the $69,000,000 art can be replicated and used effectively without cost. This is not quite the same, or goes beyond, having a paper or other copy of, say, the Mona Lisa. Any copy of the Mona Lisa is probably subtly different from the real one, whereas (according to BBC Today Programme) the copy of the piece of “digital art” will be exactly the same as the original.

It seems that what is auctioned is not the digital art alone but the art plus an electronic key to the original, which allows the owner of that original to access the blockchain for it, blockchain being defined as follows:

Blockchain is most simply defined as a decentralized, distributed ledger technology that records the provenance of a digital asset“; or

In the simplest terms, Blockchain can be described as a data structure that holds transactional records and while ensuring security, transparency, and decentralization. You can also think of it as a chain or records stored in the forms of blocks which are controlled by no single authority” [and see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockchain].

In other words, what the purchaser has bought for his $69 million US dollars is the right to change the electronic artwork, just as the owner of the Mona Lisa or other material art has the legal right to add a moustache to the subject, or to take up an axe and chop it to pieces.

In fact, thinking about it, presumably the artwork, if copied by a third party for free, can also be changed for free (though not the accepted “original”). That means that the $69 million US dollars is buying only the notional ownership and nothing else.

The auction of of the $69 million artwork challenges our concept of value. To me, buying “digital art” for more than pennies is completely stupid, but I concede, if it is a concession, that paying out 69 million dollars for any artwork is absurd, even if that artwork were the (original) Mona Lisa or, say (a favourite of mine), Man in Armour by Rembrandt (believed by some to be a representation of Christian Rosenkreutz, said to have been modelled by Titus, son of Rembrandt).

We have recently seen Bitcoin jump (and fluctuate) wildly, having reached the height (today, as I write) of over £41,000 (USD $57,000), having been valued initially in pennies. I have written previously about Bitcoin: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/12/10/thoughts-about-bitcoin/; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2021/02/20/diary-blog-20-february-2021/.

Bitcoin can be sold back, i.e. cashed in, though its real world use is limited. “Digital art” can be sold on as well, if the owner of the art, i.e. holder of the blockchain key, can find a purchaser (in my opinion, mug) willing to take it on.

In my first blog post about Bitcoin, I examined money. Why do we value tokens of monetary value such as banknotes? It all comes down to confidence.

In the end, does Bitcoin have less “legitimacy” or “value” than paper banknotes, or electronic entries on the ledgers of known banks? Maybe not, but that is perhaps less a validation of Bitcoin than a criticism of what we call “money value”.

Has capitalism reached, with the auction of digital art (and, arguende, with the sale of “real” art for sometimes hundreds of millions), a stage of decadent absurdity which may be a predictor of worldwide economic and social collapse? For me, the crazed heights at auction (of both types of art) are a sign of poor judgment as much as anything.

It does make me wonder what kind of person would rather have a piece of digital art than USD $69 million! Does that make me a Philistine, or just not a mug?

Is there a case for artworks of designated importance, of more than a certain age (100 years plus?), and valued at more than a designated level, being held and owned only by specified museums and galleries around the world? It’s a idea (of my own), anyway, though of course that would not stop speculation in artworks of younger age (and we have seen works by many quite recent artists, including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, even Damien Hirst, go for huge amounts). Neither, of course, would such regulation stop speculation in digital art, not for decades to come, anyway.

For me, this latest art speculation is a societal warning flag.

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The odd logic of tweeter “@MenziesBj” reminds me of the similar thinking of not a few instructing solicitors when I was at the practising Bar. There is a phrase in use among barristers, “solicitors go elsewhere“, reflective of the fact that instructing solicitors often stop instructing particular Counsel for no obvious reason.

You would imagine that, if as a barrister you do well in a case, then the solicitor who instructed you would instruct you again, and if you did not do well, would not instruct you again. In fact, while that sometimes does happen, often the reverse is true. No-one knows why.

Barristers are, especially when not in the very top sets, very dependent on their own relationship with solicitors. I was once slightly acquainted with one barrister, in a friend’s chambers, who had a very good practice despite (my impression) being not particularly intelligent. 90% of his work (25 years ago) came from one solicitor (not even one firm, but one individual solicitor in one firm).

One fine day, as Kafka put it in The Trial, that solicitor stopped instructing him; according to that barrister, for no obvious reason. Result? A serious problem for the barrister, obviously. 90% of work gone means about 90% of income gone.

That (nameless) barrister was one of those men who combine a relentlessly politically-correct attitude with a certain amount of sex-pestery, as my friend in his then chambers had mentioned to me. Many years later, one of his pupils, a young woman, made an official complaint about him. I do not know all the details, but he was fined £4,000, and may have been lucky not to have been dealt with more severely.

A personal nexus between a solicitor and a barrister, though inherently precarious, can work in favour of a barrister. I knew another barrister, though not well, who was a member of another friend’s chambers. The former had a friend from university who had become a salaried lawyer in a large organization. That employed lawyer directed work to the barrister. In one year, such work totalled, in fees, some £600,000! That was nearly 30 years ago!

Not quite as good as winning the lottery (or being born into a fortune), but almost.

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I remember seeing that pub in the 1980s, when travelling down the Old Kent Road in Southwark. So now it is apparently a restaurant?Vietnamese, not Chinese, according to the Internet. Sign of the times.

That Forest Hill (South London) street scene from ?1900 looks far better than the same scene today (or when I last saw it, about 35 years ago).

Another place that I used to know. I visited that museum [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horniman_Museum] a number of times in the 1980s. The Horniman was founded by, I think, Annie Horniman, the heiress to a tea fortune. She was a member of the Golden Dawn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermetic_Order_of_the_Golden_Dawn; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Horniman, but I see just now that I am mistaken as to its founding…it was her father who actually founded the museum: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_John_Horniman

[Horniman Museum, main gallery]

It may be a Muslim “Scottish” Pakistani who is fronting the new Scottish free speech repression, but I would be prepared to bet that those really behind it are (((something else))).

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/asa-winstanley/labour-womens-candidate-izzy-lenga-trained-israeli-army

Jews who go from the UK to Israel to learn how to use weapons and explosives are latent terrorists and must be treated as such.

More official snooping online…

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9354999/Home-Office-teams-police-internet-firms-spy-peoples-web-browsing-history.html

Heather Burns, policy manager for the digital rights organisation Open Rights Group, said: ‘It’s needles in haystacks, and this is collecting the entire haystack.

‘We should have the right to not have every single click of what we do online hoovered up into a surveillance net on the assumption that there might be criminal activity taking place.’

Privacy International’s advocacy director, Edin Omanovic, echoed a similar sentiment and said: ‘Make no mistake, as warned, the Investigatory Powers Act (2016) gives authorities across the UK some of the most far-reaching and draconian surveillance powers found anywhere in the world.

When the Bill was proposed, we were promised the most transparent surveillance regime in the world. Yet, here we have a secret experiment where two secret internet companies have reportedly been collecting internet browsing data about individuals’ online activities.” [Daily Mail]

“Male curfew”

I missed this latest piece of crazed nonsense, which was being reported upon yesterday, it seems.

https://news.sky.com/story/sarah-everard-green-partys-baroness-jones-suggests-6pm-curfew-for-men-12243194

“Jenny Jones”, aka “Baroness” Jones [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenny_Jones,_Baroness_Jones_of_Moulsecoomb].

A Green Party peer has suggested a 6pm curfew should be introduced for men in the wake of Sarah Everard’s disappearance.

Baroness Jones of Moulescoomb told the House of Lords that such a move would “make women a lot safer, and discrimination of all kinds would be lessened”.” [Sky News]

What a total loony, even for the Green Party!

Who is she? “Before entering politics, Jones worked as a financial controller in London. She attended the Institute of Archaeology at University College London as a mature student, studying for an MA in archaeology.[1] She spent approximately 10 years as an archaeologist in the Middle East, studying carbonised plant remains, before embarking on a career in politics.” [Wikipedia].

So she was an office bod for a number of years, became a mature student and then studied carbonized plant remains for a decade…oh, and she was a member of the pathetic London Assembly for 4 years, and failed to become an MP twice (in different London constituencies, coming 4th in both elections, getting 6.5% of the vote in one, then 2.9% in the other). She also tried to become Mayor of London, but only received about 4% of the overall vote.

Not a stellar political record, but hey!…this is the UK, where serial failure is rewarded so long as the idiot is “anti-racist” and/or (stand up, Boris-idiot!) pro-Israel. So she was elevated to the House of Lords!

Sometimes, I think that this country is terminally screwed.

Her previous utterances? Let’s see…”She was outspoken about numerous issues including what she called mayor Boris Johnson‘s demonisation of youth through the use of “baseless” rhetoric on “soaring gang-membership and rising knife-crime”, suggesting the mayor created an unhelpful climate of fear.[28] ” [Wikipedia].

As for her curfew idea…look at her!

Official portrait of Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb crop 2.jpg

Jesus H. Christ! If I saw that walking towards me after dark, I would go home at once, lock and bolt my door, and impose a curfew on myself!

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A nice-seeming young woman having her dreams crushed by the usual Jew-Zionist “claque” and clique, aided and abetted by their “antifa” idiot-serfs.

British social-national revolution! We know in our hearts what has to happen.

Novichuk would be cheaper.

“Feminazis” is a silly term, but his main point is right.

…and speaking of Cabaret

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Diary Blog, 9-10 March 2021

9 March 2021

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The “point” of the “lockdowns”, facemask nonsense and, yes, the vaccine(s) is, at root, control. Not control of the virus as such (which constantly mutates, it seems) but control of the Western populations. “The Great Reset”.

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[Vltava, formerly Moldau, river, Prague]

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Whatever one may think about the “global pandemic”, surely the Royal Mulatta and the Royal Cuck are absurd. The Mulatta, without Harry, would be nothing but a washed-up second-string (at best) TV actress; as for the Royal Cuck, without his “royal” birth and privilege, he would be nothing more than (at best) a junior Army officer (unlikely to rise beyond the rank of major), or maybe a car salesman, or maybe a real estate person somewhere like Kensington and Chelsea.

Now, the pair have monetized the “royal” connection for all it is worth. Harry was apparently given tens of millions of pounds by Charles anyway. They have become, basically, part of what Hitler would have called (and did, in his remarks later published as Hitler’sTable Talk) “half-judaized and half-negrified” American “celebrity” culture and society. The Oprah show is arguably the apogee of that.

I have never been pro-royalist, as such. Sometimes monarchy (whether absolute or “constitutional”) is the best system available for a society, for the people; sometimes a republic is better. There is no one answer. “The welfare of the people is the highest law” [Cicero].

It is quite funny watching the “debate” about the Sussexes. The self-describing “Left” has gone to the barricades, not for revolution or socialism, but to defend the privilege of the Mulatta and Harry. Why? Because she is mixed-race, or in the older term, a “half-caste”. That is the only reason, that and the wish to attack the very concept that the British Monarchy, while it exists, should be white Northern European.

We see also that the self-describing “Left” is also defending the commercial world of the Hollywood circus, and “celebrities” such as the Sussexes making millions from selling their dignity (such as it was).

Does the pseudo-socialist British “Left” have anything left to offer by way of ideology or principle? I think not. As for the Mulatta and the Cuck, they are merely a kind of Kardashian-style freak show now.

What of the remnant of the monarchy in the UK? Their enemy, as I have said before, is not “socialism” (which died in 1989 anyway), not the pathetic self-describing “Left”, not “far-right extremists” (as I and others are often termed), but simple irrelevance.

Even the System as a whole is recognizing that monarchy has really had its day. The Royal Yacht went about 24 years ago and is now a floating hotel and visitor attraction: https://www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/our-hotel/. Now we see that the Queen’s Flight has been mothballed.

Time to retire the Monarchy, to put it to bed.

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Indeed, though in fact the police in Vienna have always been rather “active”. I myself recall sitting at an outside cafe there, about 35 years ago. Right in the middle of Vienna, close to the cathedral. It is a pedestrianized street. Hitler, before the First World War, would paint the cathedral, and try to sell his small paintings to passers-by.

I was just enjoying a melange [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiener_Melange] (and why can one not buy melange in cafes in the UK?), when a tramp came by, down but certainly not out, rather confident and happy-looking, despite being dressed almost in rags; about ?70.

The person spoke to me and asked for money. I gave him a small note and maybe one of the little wrapped pieces of chocolate (melange in Vienna usually comes with one or two such tiny bars). He thanked me and went to tap the next cafe along. It was not long, though, before a police car, blue light flashing, slowly came down the pedestrianized street. It stopped. Two young policemen got out and, with scarcely a word, forced the person into the back (though he was not really resisting). They drove off with him.

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10 March 2021

Deutschland 83, 86, 89

Someone recently recommended the TV series Deutschland 89 to me. I have started with Deutschland 83 and Deutschland 86. Very good, though with one or two doubtful points.

My own experience of the DDR (aka East Germany, aka the GDR) consisted of a mere few days in 1988. I saw only the less populated parts of the south of the country, and never entered East Berlin or any of the other large cities such as Leipzig, Halle, or Dresden.

It seemed to me that the TV series got the East German interiors absolutely accurately. Also, the near-deserted rural roads. I had crossed into the DDR from Poland, and at a little-used entry-point, a bridge over the River Neisse in the southwest of Poland. The photo below shows the frontier at that point, though the bridge I used was different, older, perhaps just out of sight (or maybe replaced since 1988):

[The Lusatian Neisse dividing German Görlitz (right) from Polish Zgorzelec (left); formerly both constituted the city of Görlitz; from Wikipedia]

The East German border guards my driver and I encountered at another little-used crossing point in the southwest of the DDR upon departure were amiable (relatively), unlike those in the TV series (though they did all but dismantle the car, including taking out all of the seats; they did put it all back together after having completed their search).

On the West German side, one border guard in a little sentry box. No bs, no bother.

My impression of the DDR was that it was a facade of a state, but empty. It had all the appurtenances of a state, the borders, border guards, police etc, but there was an empty feeling, made palpable by the seeming lack of any actual population (in the rural south). One went through villages with maybe one old lady gardening, and no-one else (and often, no shops or even places selling beer). Having said that, there was no obvious sign that the state would collapse about a year later (late 1989), or that it would cease even formal existence not long after that (September 1990).

Now, like the German Reich before it, the DDR has passed into history. How long, I wonder, will the EU last, or the UK?

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What a shock…not. The Boris-idiot government is achieving nothing —and at huge cost— except a propaganda success with scared humanoid rabbits re. the facemask nonsense, vaccine(s) etc, but has no opposition while Labour, as official Opposition, is “led” by a Jewish-lobby puppet, Starmer, who has no ideas, no interest, and as much charisma as a wet blanket.

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