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Diary Blog, 12 March 2023

Morning music

[painting by Sakit Mammadov; https://www.sakitmammadov.art/]

On this day a year ago

The best laid plans of mice and men...”, as Burns wrote. Events confound both strategists and speculators…

Tweets seen

Almost certainly —at the very least— CIA involvement.

Reminiscent of the armoured trains of the Russian Civil War [1918-1921].

In the present international situation, with huge tension between China and the USA, Chinese assistance to Russia is almost a given. Having said that, Russian leaders may be wondering whether China also wants to spread its influence and, maybe, some of its population, across Siberia, as far west as the Urals.

More music

Learning from quiz shows

I rather like some quiz shows, though most have been hugely dumbed down, presumably to fit the current audience profile. My favourites are or were University Challenge (slightly dumbed-down but mostly still OK, and I shall miss Jeremy Paxman when he goes), Mastermind (now very dumbed-down and with a non-white presenter), Eggheads, and The Chase (despite many of the questions being either absurdly easy or on topics of which I admit I know little, notably popular music, football, and sitcoms).

A couple of shows recently astonished me without surprising me, if you understand me. The first was a Celebrity Mastermind.

It goes without saying that “celebrity” shows are usually replete with the incredibly ignorant (one of the few exceptions being any that feature Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, who is is relatively well-educated), and this show was no exception.

Four contestants, only two of whom were white. The winner was a rather odd Irishman, a stand-up comedian (apparently). As with most of such “celebrity” shows, I had never heard of any of the “celebrities”.

The oddest of the four was a TV and radio presenter (apparently) called Jayne Middlemiss [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayne_Middlemiss]. Entirely innocent of any general knowledge. Her manner was very peculiar, she wore a strange pink sweater with a large “Communist”(style) 5-pointed red star on it, and I have to say that I wondered whether she might be on drugs of some sort. Either that, or she has a mental or personality problem.

Jayne Middlemiss shared the booby-prize honour of total ignorance with two others, especially one Harpreet Kaur, a winner of the show The Apprentice, fronted by the Jewish businessman Alan Sugar.

As to the winner, the Irish comedian, he was better than the others, yes, but almost all the questions were embarrassingly easy. I may cross Mastermind off my list soon.

The other recent show that left me shaking my head was an episode of Eggheads, which saw a team of British Army officers fail to place correctly both Stockholm (the officer on the spot thought that it was in Denmark) and Bimini (between the Bahamas and Florida, in fact technically part of the Bahamas); I cannot recall where that second Army officer thought Bimini was. Somewhere ridiculous, anyway.

I do not expect military officers, most of them, to be great minds, but surely a knowledge of basic geography would be useful, nicht wahr?

I suppose that there are more important things to worry about in the world, just as there are more important issues than whether a self-important TV football pundit, one Lineker, should be allowed both to “blag” £2M a year from the BBC and, at the same time, make (stupid, ignorant) “refugees welcome” pronouncements on Twitter. Oh well, there it is.

From the newspapers


Britain continues to decline in every way. There are differences between Britain 2023 and the decadent Weimar Republic in 1923 or 1928, but there are also similarities.

More tweets

That was my tweeted view recently, a few weeks ago. It remains my view.

Not the side of the Ukrainian Army (Kiev-regime forces) that the msm will show you…

Jeffrey Sachs on Ukraine

Everyone should watch/listen to that 33-min video.

It will be an academic question if a nuclear war should occur, but the “blame” for any such war will or would not be exclusively on Russia or Putin. It will be also, and indeed more, upon the NWO (the rulers of USA, UK, France etc) and the secret cabals and the ruling circles of the West.

Blame would also fall upon all those stupid idiots in the Western msm who have been cheerleading for war, more war, harsher war, and in favour of the corrupt and shambolic Jew kleptocracy in Kiev. The msm is also reporting only from the “Ukrainian” (Kiev regime) side, and not even trying to ask awkward questions of the Kiev regime (such as about its forces executing some prisoners in the field, or about how others are treated in captivity)

Other persons too are guilty of cheerleading war in Ukraine, and therefore quite possibly across Europe. Talking heads on TV are joined by thousands, even hundreds of thousands, of unthinking Twitter nobodies. All the cretins with Ukrainian flags on their Twitter accounts.

We, as broadly social-national people, should be preparing for after any such war, as far as we can. I wish that I had the means of a Dyson or a Gates; needless to say, I do not. In that event, I could then create the kernel of a new society in some south-western part of the UK, or elsewhere.

As it is, I live only 15-20 miles (nearer 15 as the crow flies) from the port of Southampton, and even nearer to the military port at Hythe, on the Solent in Hampshire; both ports would be major targets.

In other words, even a “limited” NATO-Russia nuclear exchange would probably see the end of me. The only “comfort” (and cold indeed) would be that the “cabal” (((aka “them”))) that would laugh at my demise are mostly (there are a few exceptions) in and around London, so would probably precede or at least accompany me into nuclear annihilation.

More tweets

Effect on UK appears limited“? In what world is that? One where people do not get heating and lighting bills, for one thing. Anyway, refer to the Jeffrey Sachs vlog interview above. The UK, small but with many target sites, might simply cease to exist if it were the target of a nuclear attack.

Quite. In fact, the BBC could save itself £100M a year by just sacking 100-200 of its often-useless talking heads and drones.

There are other factors too, as I know, having lived in both NY/NJ and London (though not in the past 25 years). For anyone living in either place for more than a few months, or who has a family in tow, there are the extra costs of American life: medical and dental care (i.e. insurance), and the costs of going to university (for anyone with children of that age).

True, many people in the UK pay privately for medical, dental, and secondary/tertiary education, but in the USA you pretty much have to.

Still, the commentator speaking there is right. London is now “not for white man”, unless wealthy.

If you believe that, you will believe anything, though obviously even the best conspiracy operates through fallible humans. Still, it makes me wonder whether the released WhatsApp messages were released precisely to make people think that only a few mediocre idiots like Matt Hancock were responsible (across the world?). No WEF, no Schwab, no Bill Gates, no “Great Reset” etc. “Nothing to see here“…(really?).

Ha. Well put.

British people used as guinea-pigs. Fake democracy. Useless local pseudo-democratic drones, who are but a small version of the better-known ones in the Westminster monkeyhouse.

Where were the Piers Morgan (etc) “free speech” protests when I was persecuted (disbarred, expelled from Twitter, questioned by police) for tweeting and then blogging the truth about Jews and/or MPs (etc)? Where were they when Alison Chabloz was imprisoned for singing songs and tweeting cartoons? Where were they when Jez Turner, of the London Forum, was imprisoned for making the suggestion, in a brief speech, that Jews should be expelled from the UK? Nowhere.

Recently, Laura Towler, her husband Sam Melia, and Mark Collett, all of Patriotic Alternative, have been again barred from Twitter. They also had their personal bank accounts closed down a year or two ago because of their political views. Where was Piers Morgan then (or the dishonest Toby Young “Free Speech Union”, for that matter)?

Well worth a watch/listen.


Watched the last episode of Endeavour, which was pretty good, but again succumbed to the “blacks with everything” nonsense. Numerous blacks (including an officiating Anglican priest, and undertakers looking like Baron Samedi), as well as Chinese and other non-whites. In Oxford, and in what I thought was meant to be mid/late 1960s, but must (?) have been set in the early 1970s, featuring as it did Elton John’s pop song, Rocket Man (released 1972). There just were not very many ethnic minority people around in the Thames Valley in the early 1970s, let alone the mid-1960s.

My wife thought that the clothing worn indicated mid/late 1960s, though, rather than 1972.

Still, I thought it all well put together as a detective story, au fond.

Late tweets

No need to tell me. “The face is the passport“. I knew that that “grifter” (and tweeter of anti-British rubbish) had to be at least part-Jew.

Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan meets Leninist dialectic?

Bonfire time!

Tweeter Neil Williams. Another “FBPE” idiot…

Late music

What if Beria Had Succeeded Stalin?


I recently re-read Special Tasks: The Memoirs of an Unwanted Witness– A Soviet Spymaster, the autobiography of General Pavel Sudoplatov, who was, inter alia, the brains behind such complex secret operations as the acquisition, in the 1940s, of atomic and nuclear technology from the USA and UK; he also oversaw such sanguinary plots as –and most notoriously– the assassination of Trotsky in Mexico in 1940.

I last read Sudoplatov’s book in 1994, the year of its first hardback publication. On first reading, I did not, perhaps, pay enough attention to the part of the book near the end, dealing with Beria and the Politburo in general after the death of Stalin in 1953.

It might be said that to examine the beliefs and intent of Beria is otiose now that 65 years have passed since his death by summary execution. Also, unsurprisingly, few tears have been shed for him since his death. He was in many ways monstrous: this article is of course limited in scope by reason of, inter alia, lack of space. Beria’s crimes of a political nature were on a vast scale. His more personal crimes were also many and included the regular abduction and rape of women and girls, including some young schoolgirls. Having said that, his swift “trial” (in secret and without defence representation) and the immediately-following execution was a purely political action ordered by those with political records in many ways as bad (Khrushchev, for one).

I start from the following premises:

  • that Western and/or Westernizing conspirators funded and oversaw the Bolshevik coup d’etat in October 1917 (old calendar);
  • that the same cabals set up the Soviet system in the 1920s as a quasi-religious movement (in style) which was atheist (in content);
  • that the quasi-religious character of Bolshevism slowly started to dissipate after the death of Lenin in January 1924, replaced at first by a pseudo-intellectual Marxism-Leninism (incorporating a personality-cult), then by a revival of “Holy Russia” and nationalistic propaganda (mixed with the foregoing) during the war of 1941-45. Finally, there came a late efflorescence of the Stalin personality cult mixed with pan-Slavism between 1945 and Stalin’s death in 1953;
  • that in the (significant number) 33 years from 1956 (the year of Khrushchev’s Secret Speech denouncing Stalinism as a personality cult etc) to 1989, Sovietism continued to decay ideologically, until it finally collapsed into a pile of dust.

Beria, ideologically

Beria was born in Merkheuli, near Sukhumi, which latter was a prosperous resort in late-Tsarist times. His family was not poor. It may be important that (in contradistinction to Russia), the Black Sea littoral was part of the Alexandrine Greek polity and, later, the Eastern Roman Empire. A more cosmopolitan milieu than that of Russia and one which existed for more than a thousand years prior to the first foundation of Kievan Rus.

That area, Abkhazia (geographically a part of Georgia, though historically distinct), was the location of the legendary Golden Fleece and is said to have been the birthplace of wine.

In the Soviet era, peasants were able to (in effect) own their own agricultural or horticultural plots of up to 0.5 hectare (about an acre or so). This was put into law in the mid-1930s. “Special districts” (particularly in Georgia) could have plots as large as 1 hectare (2.2 acres) officially and slightly more unofficially. By 1939, these small plots (only a few percent of the land area of the Soviet Union) produced at least 21% of all Soviet agricultural produce (and a far greater percentage of fruits etc). Some estimates from later times (the 1970s) put the real figure as high as 40%.

The “garden plots” or “household plots” had become important in Georgia/Abkhazia since the end of serfdom in 1865 (serfdom in some parts of the Russian Empire lasted for some years after the formal abolition of 1861).

Beria (b.1899) thus grew up in a milieu quite different from his later Russian and Ukrainian colleagues.

Beria was, as a youth, involved, when a student in Baku (again, a very “capitalist” and cosmopolitan city which, after a long history, had boomed pre-1914 by reason of the oil finds), with both the Bolsheviks and the Azeri anti-Bolshevik Musavat movement, which had Muslim, Turkic and general reformist roots and ideology.

It has been alleged against Beria that he had been involved with British Intelligence in Baku in or around 1919. Not impossible. Baku was of huge strategic importance during the First World War.

Likewise, at his drumhead trial in 1953, it was alleged that Beria favoured soft relations with National Socialist Germany or was even a “traitor” who helped Germany militarily and diplomatically (see the Wikipedia article, below).

Anthroposophy and other Germanic cultural connections

Beria was friendly toward the writer Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, who was educated partly at Berlin University (graduating in 1918) and spent the war years 1914-1918 in Germany and Switzerland as well as France. Gamsakhurdia may well have met Rudolf Steiner (d.1925) at that time, when Steiner was constructing the First Goetheanum (at Dornach, near Basel, Switzerland).

In the 1920s, Konstantine Gamsakhurdia was for 3-4 years a political prisoner in the Solovki concentration camp on the Solovetsky Islands. He would almost certainly not have survived the purges of the 1930s without Beria’s protection.

The son of Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, became President of Georgia in the first democratic elections following Soviet rule. He is generally considered to have been an Anthroposophist, and wrote, among other works, Goethe’s Weltanschauung from the Anthroposophic Point of View [pub. Tbilisi 1985].

Beria’s Preferred Policies

Beria was not an idealist, but a practitioner of Realpolitik, par excellence. This enabled him not only to implement Stalin’s repressions without conscience, but also to see the aspects of Soviet life that were not working.

Had Beria succeeded Stalin,

  • he would have brought back a large measure of private ownership, or at least operational ownership, into agriculture. That would have hugely improved Soviet agriculture, whereas Khrushchev’s Virgin Lands scheme was mainly an expensive and ecologically-negative failure;
  • because Beria was not an ideologue, he would have had no qualms in ending the Cold War early. He would have been, to cite Mrs Thatcher’s view of Gorbachev, someone “with whom the West could do business.” That might have meant no Vietnam War, no Soviet support for so-called “Liberation” movements in Africa, no Cuban Missile Crisis, no Berlin Wall;
  • while Beria would certainly have ruthlessly stamped down on domestic political opposition, he would not have repeated Stalin’s mistaken policy (implemented partly by Beria himself) of arresting millions of people for effectively no reason;
  • Beria would have (as Sudoplatov notes) allowed the non-Russian republics a greater degree of independence, thus creating an earlier and more feasible “Commonwealth of Independent States” [CIS], albeit that they would not be “states” but autonomous or semi-autonomous republics.
  • Beria would have concentrated the KGB (its later name) and GRU on useful intelligence gathering and not on playing spy games and fomenting pseudo-Marxist revolts in Africa, Latin America etc.


While it might stick in the craw of many to conclude that Beria would have made a far better ruler of Russia than uneducated Khrushchev with his half-baked huge projects and his bang-shoe-on-table style of diplomacy, the facts speak for themselves.















Literary Note

A British scribbler, one Alex Marshall (formerly of The Guardian, now at time of writing apparently “Europe Culture Editor” for The New York Times) wrote a book called The Caucasus Under Soviet Rule, in which he wrote that “Personally propagating a bizarre Rudolph Steiner-inspired cult of anthroposophy, [Zviad] Gamsakhurdia…[etc]”.

Poorly written, for a start: “Anthroposophy” requires upper-case “A”, just like, say, “Roman Catholicism”. Marshall spells Rudolf Steiner, “Rudolph”, just as those who make fun of Hitler often write his name “Adolph” in petty denigration; also, “a bizarre” should be (if written at all) “the bizarre”.

Marshall’s words sound like a polemic against Anthroposophy, that movement which has achieved so much (though that fact is still not well-known to the masses in the Anglophone countries). To write off Anthroposophy as “a bizarre cult” is itself bizarre: think biodynamic agriculture, Waldorf [Rudolf Steiner] education etc.

I note that Marshall’s book, at least according to some reviewers, contains a number of other factual errors.

In fact, Shevardnadze, who overthrew Zviad Gamsakhurdia, was a ruthless “ex”-Soviet apparatchik who reintroduced large-scale repression into already-chaotic Georgian political life. He was the preferred candidate of the New World Order, completely under the “Western” thumb. I myself was slightly acquainted at one time (c.1995) with one of Shevardnadze’s advisers, who –like me– was on the Committee of the Central Asia and Transcaucasia Law Association [CATLA], a body active in the 1990s and which was supported by the British Government and large London-based law firms with interests in those regions.






Update, 24 November 2018

I have located my copy of the book Beria, by Sergio Beria (Lavrenty Beria’s son), so may add to this blog post when I have reread the book.