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Diary Blog, 11 July 2021, including thoughts about life, death and killing

An interesting read

An interesting read from 1991: the Anthroposophical magazine The Golden Blade. https://www.waldorflibrary.org/images/stories/Journal_Articles/Golden_Blade_1991.pdf.

On the one hand, this will be the temptation of Americanism, which threatens ‘ gradually to tum Eastem Europe into a virginal appendage of the economically developed and politically advanced Westem countries and also to inundate it on a huge scale with all the ‘achievements’ and ‘fruits’ of super-materialism. On the other hand, as its counterpart, the temptation which arises out of a rejection and fear of this mighty and unconquerable wave of Westem materialism to return to one or another of the forms of the traditional spiritual past.


Although Americanism will be able in a comparatively short time to satisfy the more ‘earthly’ demands of the East European, in so far as these have been virtually unsatisfied during the past seventy-two years, it will, as a result of its anti-spiritual nature, be unable to offer him any kind of spiritual ideals or evolutionary perspectives, apart from that of achieving universal material well-being
.” [from The Golden Blade, 1991]

[The Goetheanum, Dornach, near Basel, Switzerland; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goetheanum]

Musing on life, death, and on the nature of killing as sin

Most religions forbid the taking of life. In Christianity and Judaism, the Ten Commandments given to Moses cover the issue, while in Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism (etc), similar basic prohibition is outlined.

In the most ancient of the still-existing major world religions, Hinduism, killing is seen as wrong but, in some cases, also right. For example, on the field of Kurukshetra, when Arjuna loses heart at the thought of fighting and killing his relatives on the other side, Krishna puts steel into him by indicating that it is Arjuna’s destiny to kill on the battlefield, in the cause of the right. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arjuna#Bhagavat_Gita.

“When the war was declared and the two armies were facing each other, Arjuna realized that he would have to kill his dear granduncle (Bhishma), on whose lap he had played as a child and his respected teacher (Drona), who had held his hand and taught him how to hold the bow and arrow, making him the greatest archer in the world. Arjuna felt weak and sickened at the prospect of killing his entire family, including his 100 cousins and friends such as Ashwatthama. Despondent and confused about what is right and what is wrong, Arjuna turned to Krishna for divine advice and teachings. Krishna, who Arjuna chose as his charioteer, advised him of his duty. This conversation forms the Bhagavad Gita, one of the most respected religious and philosophical texts in the Hindu religion. Krishna instructs Arjuna not to yield to degrading impotence and to fight his kin, for that was the only way to righteousness. He also reminded him that this was a war between righteousness and unrighteousness (dharma and adharma) and it was Arjuna’s duty to slay anyone who supported the cause of unrighteousness, or sin. Krishna then revealed his divine form and explained that he is born on earth in each eon when evil raises its head.” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurukshetra_War#The_Bhagavad_Gita].

In fact, we see that the anti-killing prohibition is taken as literal prohibition by very few in our society. The “Thou shalt not kill” injunction in the Ten Commandments is kept to, most of the time, by most humans, as far as killing humans is concerned, but the same people (most of them) think nothing of, say, buying and consuming animal flesh, or fish. Or shooting pheasant. Where do we draw the line? Shellfish? Oysters? What about plants? They are also killed. Is pain and suffering, if any, the deciding factor? How literal must we be?

In India, there is a sect called the Jains, who even wear fine net over their mouths in case they inadvertently swallow small insects as they, the Jains, go about their day.

In Christianity, at first in Roman Catholicism, the notion of the “just war” was developed. If I am not in error, the thinkers behind this were St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Dominic.

That idea, of the “just war”, is deeply ingrained in human religion and in human history. Look at, for example, the Second World War. The psychological convenience of both the West (UK/USA, mainly) and the East (Russia) demands that the war against the German Reich be regarded as an “OK” war, a “just” war, and so a justifiable war. How else can the death, pain, and suffering be —conveniently— exculpated?

Germany suffered at least ten times the number of deaths (perhaps as many as 800,000) by bombing as did the UK (c.60,000), and the USA was not bombed at all. That disproportion, and other things, are considered “OK” because the war was, and still is, labelled as a “just war”, a designation encouraged by the Jew-Zionist element via endless films, books etc.

[Dresden in 1945. British planes bombed Dresden and caused a firestorm; in following days, American fighters flew in daytime, strafing streets and even shooting mothers with babies seen on those streets]

The issue is not as clear-cut as many of us would like to believe. We, most of us, were appalled at the outrages perpetrated by the IRA in both Northern Ireland and the UK from, especially, 1970-1997. All right, but one IRA bombing might kill one or two, or perhaps a hundred, people, whereas a single plane, even in WW2, might kill hundreds or thousands of people, mostly “civilians”. That was taken further at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Is quantity even relevant?

These “thoughts out of season” were prompted not primarily by thoughts about politics, as such, but by the present plague of flying ants, which are at present such a nuisance in Southern England.

How bad does a nuisance have to be before extermination becomes the only perceived alternative? Do flying ants have rights, or at least the right to have their needs considered by humans?

Questions without answers, perhaps.

Tweets seen

Tweeter “@Tom5731” displaying an ignorance that is all too common. The Daily Mail support for the BUF was brief, and had been withdrawn by 1934.

Quite. To listen to some British people, you would think that nowhere else in the world has health services, or that they exist only for the wealthy few; or that the only alternative to the present NHS in the UK is some “pay or die” American-style health provision (though that is not a completely true characterization anyway).

That, however, is not the only aspect: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/12/10/tv-ads-and-soaps-are-the-propaganda-preferred-by-the-system-in-the-uk/.

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/09/29/greta-thunberg-system-approved-wunderkind/; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/10/09/extinction-rebellion-greta-thunberg-cressida-dick-and-the-madness-of-protesting-crowds/; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/08/16/the-extinction-rebellion-levellers/; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2020/09/08/diary-blog-8-september-2020-including-further-assessment-of-extinction-rebellion-as-well-as-of-tim-crosland-and-plan-b-etc/.

Quite so. The weaponization of this relatively unimportant virus by means of a massive fear campaign has several benefits for the System. One is the —all but total— prohibition of traditional political activity.

Trad. politics? System politics? The perhaps vulgar but certainly accurate cartoon below makes the point quite well:

London. Zoo.

Boris-idiot. Boris the clown. Boris the part-Jew, part-Levantine chancer and liar. Only when you see how poor is this idiot and his mostly non-British Cabinet do you also understand how hopeless is misnamed “Labour” and its own idiotic leader, Starmer…

Starmer and Labour also offer nothing at all to the British people.

The law is being replaced by the wishes of the Government

Just heard radio news to the effect that various clowns in the present Cabinet are now saying that the facemask nonsense will “end” on 19 July 2021, 8 days from now, but that the public will be “expected” to wear facemasks inside “where appropriate” or the like.

In this country, the mere wishes of ministers and their advisers have never constituted binding law, not at least since the 17th Century.

Laws must be obeyed (on pain of penalty), but the wishes or “guidance” of government and administrators need not be obeyed unless made part of law by properly passed secondary legislation.

What we have here is a conflation of governmental wishes with law. It trashes the whole rule of law. In effect, it says, “do as we say even though it is not illegal not to do so.”

This has, perhaps intentionally, a confusing effect on public and police. We saw in 2020 how some police officers, both high and low in rank, seemed to enjoy arrogating to themselves powers which they, in law, did not actually possess: examining people’s shopping, stopping lone motorcyclists out for a spin etc.

The traditional line drawn was “law— to be obeyed, and to be enforced by courts and where necessary by police”, and “anything not law— voluntary in application”. That was right. This new “this is not the law but you really must do it” is actually the trashing of any concept of rule of law.

Late tweets

In the end, both the Scottish and Welsh nationalists were (in the late 20thC) infiltrated by System drones, and became just part of the System. The SNP is the more obvious, but Plaid Cymru is similar, just less successful.

Late tweets

I remain convinced that the only strategy that makes immediate sense is for there to be a relocation of social-national people to the South West of the UK. Concentration of forces. I have blogged about this in the past (from 2016 or 2017).

Late music

[1941-45 war memorial, Panfilov Park, Almaty, Kazakhstan]

Diary Blog, 10 June 2020

First thoughts

I was going to talk about the mob rule which is being nourished and encouraged in the UK, but I have already said a lot about that (yesterday and also the day before), so I am going to talk about something else.

Several years ago, there was a plague of flying ants where I lived. They were the kind of fairly large insects that seem to emerge from cracks in walls etc, crawl for a while, then later take to the air. They bite (or sting) too, sometimes. They bit or stung our cats, I seem to remember.

There were, at first, thousands of them. An army of insects.

I hate killing things, for ethical or spiritual reasons, and also because I am not by nature violent, callous, cruel or bloodthirsty.

Had there been some way of capturing, and later releasing, the insects, I should have taken that path. As it was, there was no alternative. They had to go. They had to be eliminated. They were. It was not pleasant, but it had to be done. It was done. My modest residence was saved from being taken over by the creatures.

Well, there it is. An anecdote, perhaps not very interesting, but one which I wanted to relate, because those events happened at this time of year.

I suppose that those events were in my mind because of that, meaning because they happened at the same time of year, in early Summer…

More censorship…

 Little Britain has been removed from NetflixBBC iPlayer and BritBox amid concerns that the use of blackface characters on the series is no longer acceptable.” [Daily Mail]

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8402623/Little-Britain-removed-Netflix-BBC-iPlayer-BritBox-blackface.html

I am not very familiar with Little Britain, mainly because I was living mostly in France when it was popular on TV (also because I am not a big watcher of comedy), but there is nothing wrong with so-called “blackface” anyway!

Where will this self-flagellating nonsense end?

Something like The Black and White Minstrel Show is now regarded as bad or even evil! In fact, it is just lighthearted entertainment. It might not be my own favourite kind of TV show, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with it!

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

This is not an isolated act. It is part of a global plot by sinister forces:

I’m going to bring down the U.S.A. by funding B.L.M. We’ll put them into a mental trap & make them blame the white people. The B.L.M. community is the easiest to manipulate.” – George Soros, September 2014.

Now add to that “and subvert the cultural and historical foundations of their society...” (and, in the UK, the police force!)

Coronavirus

At last, some reality from a Government spokesperson: “a child has as much chance of dying from Coronavirus as of being struck by lightning.” Quite. Until now, there has been the lie officially spread that “everyone can get it”, which, though true in itself, is disingenuous, inasmuch as a child certainly might get infected but if so will almost certainly be entirely unaware of it, completely asymptomatic, whereas a 90-year-old has at least some chance of requiring hospital treatment and possibly even dying, especially if he or she has “co-morbidities” (other health problems).

Bristolian and other statues

In fact, I do have one thing to add.

Happened to see a brief minute or two of some dim black woman, apparently the founder of “Black Lives Matter” in the UK, being interviewed by Kay Burley on Sky News this morning. It was asked as to whether she thought that it would be OK to leave controversial statues but put an explanatory plaque nearby. The black woman answered that it might be better to remove the statues but still have a plaque. So have a plaque explaining a statue which is not even there…

When you see many black people interviewed, or just talking, you realize why black-ruled countries are always in a state of complete chaos. They just cannot organize their thoughts properly, in almost all cases.

Good news from China (for once)

Tweets seen recently on various topics

So the censorship gathers pace. Superficially, the discontent of some blacks may seem to be at the root of it, but in reality the Jewish element, or part of it, is behind this.

This summer, a department at the University of Sheffield sent an email to students. A group of them had complained about their marks for an end-of-year essay. While a few had received Firsts, these students were given 2:2s and Thirds. “Thank you for raising the issue,” began the email, “and thank you also for your patience.” After reflection, the head of department and the director of “learning and teaching” had decided that, “our normal procedures… failed us. For this we apologise unreservedly”. The department had decided to “uplift all the marks… less at the top and more at the bottom”. The poorly performing students had their marks raised by nearly 40 per cent. The few who had done well saw their marks barely change. “Again, our apologies,” the message concluded, “but we hope that this is a satisfactory resolution.”

What happened at Sheffield is one part of a national story: the great university con…” [The New Statesman]

Well worth reading. This has been a developing scandal for over 20 years, if not 30 years. Huge numbers going to “uni” (often to the Uni of Nowhere), racking up student debt which will, in most cases, never be repaid, wasting national economic resources, the proud graduates then often being unable to find jobs beyond the most basic.

The proportion of students getting “good honours” – a First or 2:1 – has leapt from 47 to 79 per cent: at 13 universities, more than 90 per cent of students were given at least a 2:1 last year. And Oxbridge is leading the charge: 96 to 99 per cent of its English, history and languages students get “good honours”.“[The New Statesman]

Those are inflated grades from already-inflated grades. As recently as the 1980s, it was the norm for most students to get a 2:2. Tony Blair did…

Among the most culpable? Tony and indeed Cherie Blair, who promoted all this by making it easy to get McDegrees.

“This supposed university miracle can only have happened in one of three ways. The first is that schools have, over the past 30 years, supplied universities with students of a far higher calibre than in the recent past. This would be a notable achievement, as the university students of the past were the select few –In the 1970s and 1980s between 8 and 19 per cent of young British adults went on to higher education, whereas 50 per cent now do. The second is that universities have taken historically indifferent students and turned them into unusually capable graduates. And the third is the reality: the university miracle is a mirage.” [The New Statesman]

And see here:

As schools have become ever more rigid and exam-driven, the contagion has spread. As one Russell Group professor, wary of being named, puts it: “In schools now, students are being virtually spoon-fed, and that is feeding through.

Students are not taught to read, quickly and critically, and to communicate their ideas,” seconds Jones. “These most fundamental things are not being taught in schools. When we ask them to write, they are incredibly disorientated. And the students who are prepared are incredibly frustrated.” [The New Statesman]

and

““Ideas that students readily understood ten to 15 years ago, they struggle to understand today,” Peter Dorey, professor of British politics at the University of Cardiff, told the Commons inquiry in 2009. “Many of them are semi-literate.” Dorey described seminars in which students sat listlessly, waiting to be told how to “pass our exams”. “They will brazenly admit to having read nothing…” [The New Statesman]

You see that on Twitter, in the outpourings of the younger “journalists” even in mainstream newspapers, on TV too and in the legal profession as well: people unable to think, who just want to be told, for example, “This is Good, That is Bad, and Ian Millard is a ‘Neo-Nazi’ who (therefore…) is Very Bad.” And so on. I noticed it after I was disbarred for socio-political reasons in 2016: the tweets from ignorant little law student and pupil-barrister wannabees, all wanting to be seen to be condemning me. In fact, all that they have done is to condemn themselves.

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/

According to their study, one in five graduates in England could not handle literacy tasks more complicated than understanding the instructions on a packet of aspirin, while the numeracy level of 28 per cent was limited to estimating the fuel left on a petrol gauge.” [The New Statesman]

I doubt that this terrible situation will be sorted out any time soon. It suits too many people:

  • the students (“she is a straight-A student who got a First from Oxford”…not so impressive when you know that 50% of all the students get “Firsts” and 95%+ get either Firsts or Upper Seconds…) (and I deplore the “straight-A” Americanism, but that too is legion, now);
  • the parents;
  • the schools from which the students have come (“X% of our students go on to university”…);
  • the universities themselves (which can —and do— pretend that their results and standards are ever-improving);
  • the government (“our policies are working in education! 101% of students are now getting First-class degrees!”…etc).

Scandal, and the country is the poorer for it.

Destroy the Great Replacement

(2019)
[above: Renaud Camus]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaud_Camus#The_%22Great_Replacement%22_conspiracy_theory

The enemies of Western civilization and white Northern European culture are getting scared that the European peoples are starting to wake up to the fact that (((conspirators))) are trying to replace them with blacks and browns: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/10/attacks-protesters-enemies-western-culture-traction-far-right

The Camp of the Saints was written as fiction. Look now, though!

The Camp of the Saints (French: Le Camp des Saints) is a 1973 French dystopian fiction novel by Catholic author and explorer Jean Raspail.[1][2][3] A speculative fictional account, it depicts the destruction of Western civilization through Third World mass immigration to France and the West. Almost forty years after its initial publication the novel returned to the bestseller list in 2011.” [Wikipedia]

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

TheCampOfTheSaints.jpg

Rory Stewart

I see that Rory Stewart is trending on Twitter (not that that means much). I blogged about him over a year ago. I started off rather impressed, but (see all the updates) my view of Stewart became less and less approving the more I discovered about him. Read below about the journey on which I embarked:

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/05/03/will-rory-stewart-mp-be-prime-minister/