Arguably rather overblown, but still a remarkable achievement for a composer only 17-y-o at the time.
On this day a year ago
From the newspapers
“Ladybird Books has used sensitivity readers to re-examine some of its children’s fairytales to check their inclusivity, according to The Sunday Telegraph.
The Penguin-owned publisher’s catalogue includes classic tales such as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty – but the characters and plots have been identified as ‘outdated or harmful’.
Industry insiders claim problematic tropes include a lack of diversity among blonde-haired and blue-eyed protagonists.“
There you have it. “Blonde and blue-eyed” (i.e. white European) people not wanted. In other words, “White Genocide”, albeit at this stage “only” on the printed page. How long before the inferior peoples want to go a stage further, and kill us “in real life”?
Apart from that, how sad. The enemies of Europe want to destroy everything beautiful and worthwhile, or pervert it.
Eventually there must be real resistance from European people. There will eventually be a civil war which will be partly racial, partly cultural (but of course “race is the rootstock, culture is the flower“), and partly ideological.
It goes beyond even government. Entrenched cultural and economic power cabals.
Hancock and the rest should be put up against a wall.
Looks like the more venomous sort of blacks and browns (and half-castes, looking at the photo) have already declared (civil) war on us…
At a guess, about £100,000 p.a,
“Brexit” was not a mistake, as such, but it was completely incompetently done (possibly deliberately, as well, in part). The UK should have cut itself adrift from EU rules and laws and policies, kept or “nationalized” those that made sense, jettisoned the rest, then joined with Russia in a special trading relationship— the UK stands aside from active participation in NATO and, in return, gets free or cheap oil and gas from Russia.
Incidentally, Julia Grace Patterson, though qualified in medicine, only practised for a short time (in hospital A&E) before dropping out. She also studied psychiatry for a year, but has never practised in the field, as far as I know.
The “campaigning” of “Every Doctor” seems to be largely based around “Covid” fanaticism (especially the facemask nonsense— Ms. Patterson just happens to sell facemasks…), and demands for NHS doctors to be paid (even) more.
Russian forces are not working as a co-ordinated whole. The responsibility for that may reside in various places but, at the end of the day, resides with Putin himself. In the American phrase, “the buck stops there“…
The Bakhmut/Artyomovsk battle has become a trial of strength extremely important for the morale of both sides.
All the same, if Russian forces lose out, Russia can still step up its war operations generally in Ukraine with more destructive methods yet, in theory right the way up to nuclear ICBMs. Ukraine or Kiev-regime commanders cannot; they have no such weapons. The most for which they can hope is relatively few high-grade Western weapons such as fighter aircraft and Abrams tanks, the capabilities of which latter are phenomenal— what would Rommel or Guderian not have given for such tanks in the early/mid 1940s?
More tweets seen
Unlike the UK, where oil and gas profits benefit only oil companies and their shareholders, in Norway a very significant amount goes into a national wealth fund.
More tweets seen
Interesting, especially if the ratio is accurate. Yesterday, it was all “one Ukrainian [Kiev-regime] fighter killed for every seven Russians“, but today it seems that the losses are equal on both sides,
I wonder whether that 1:7 ratio claim was part of the propaganda pumped out saying that the Kiev-regime soldiers are some kind of elite (not very plausible from what I see on Twitter and in the UK msm), whereas the Russian soldiers are “orcs” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orc].
The aim of the Kiev regime here (as also with much of the UK/US “reportage”, if it can be called that), is to dehumanize the Russian soldiers. We see little or nothing from the Russian side of the conflict in the msm; even on Twitter etc, the Kiev-regime has “played a blinder” in propaganda terms compared to the stolid offerings of the Russian Foreign Ministry and the unsophisticated social media output of individual Russian tweeters.
One notes that (up to ministerial level, i.e. tweets by government ministers) the Kiev regime notes not only the damage done to civilians (by Russians, never by pro-Kiev Ukrainians), and also tweets about abandoned or rescued cats and dogs. The aim is obviously to capture the hearts of Western readers (the tweets have English subtitles).
I am 100% in favour of the cats and dogs, and indeed those helping them, as far as that goes, but there are probably as many doing that on the Russian side (in Donetsk etc); we never hear or see anything about that.
As I say, the Kiev-regime side is far more sophisticated in terms of propaganda aimed at the West (even/especially when appearing to be artless) than the Russian side.
Compare the cultural history of Russia and Ukraine. For whatever reason, Russia has a far more complex and rich cultural background than Ukraine: music, literature, philosophy etc. Yet the Russians are, supposedly, the “orcs“…
A CNN report from 6 weeks ago.
If Russian forces can complete the encirclement of Bakhmut/Artyomovsk, they may capture thousands of Kiev-regime troops; even if the latter escape encirclement, they would be all but spent, and would have to slowly straggle northward. Whether the Russian forces could then make a big advance is, however, an open question.
As I write, I see that there seems to be a problem with Twitter, and so with the tweets that I have embedded today. Hopefully, the problem will be resolved.
More from the newspapers
See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/09/30/diary-blog-30-september-2022-including-an-assessment-of-jack-monroe-aka-the-bootstrap-cook/.
Since I blogged as above, I have several times written (and far more critically) about “Jack Monroe”, the so-called “Bootstrap Cook”. She is somewhere between a fake and a fraud, yet (as of today) 479 utter mugs are still sending her a total of between (about) £1,700 and (about) £21,000 each and every month, via Patreon.
I knew that there had to be something wrong with anyone apparently friendly with Jew-Zionist solicitor Mark Lewis [see, eg, https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/11/update-re-mark-lewis-lawyer-questions-are-raised/].
They can join the rest. Actually, forget the trees. Walls are OK.
Most journalists (scribblers) and TV talking heads can go to the wall as well.