Tag Archives: Havana

Diary Blog, 7 May 2022

Morning music

On this day a year ago

Saturday quiz

This week, I once again beat political commentator John Rentoul, scoring 6/10 as against his eccentrically-scored 4.5/10. I did not know the answers to questions 3, 5, 7, and 8.

Tweets seen

I have no idea who is the idiot in the video clip, but you only have to look at him to see that he is a typical msm System drone, making money from compliance and worse.

I would echo the words of Enoch Powell as to this (“we must be mad, literally mad“) but of course this is all part of the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan, a plan by the New World Order to destroy white Northern Europe by importing huge numbers of blacks and browns, and encouraging mixed-race interbreeding.

Ukraine

Msm reporting that the Jew Zelensky, figurehead of the Kiev regime, is “open to negotiation” with Putin. A sure sign that the Kiev regime is in trouble, militarily.

Despite reports of Ukrainian counter-attacks and even a counter-offensive, it seems clear that Russian forces are slowly winning the battle of attrition in the Ukrainian south and southeast.

As blogged previously, if the Russians can draw a line from the south, along the Dnieper river, through Zaporozhye and Dnipro [former Dnepropetrovsk], then up to Kharkov, then all Ukrainian forces east of that line are doomed, and most, in fairly open country, will be captured or killed.

Having said that, Zelensky’s pre-condition for negotiation, that all Russian forces be withdrawn (from where, though? The Donbass? Crimea?) is simply a stumbling-block which renders meaningful negotiation impossible.

Even the more limited demand, a return to pre-invasion positions, is really impossible.

Meanwhile, hawks in Washington and New York (many of them Jewish, or connected with the Jewish lobby) are calling for the West to send tanks, and even jet fighters, to the Kiev regime.

I am wondering whether, in the end, Russia will have only one card to play…and will play it, whether only tactically, meaning in the Ukrainian space, or strategically, beyond Ukraine.

Late tweets seen

There are a number of superficially-opposed organizations which, at higher levels, work secretly together, forming in effect one organization. Freemasons and Jesuits, for example.

I was tweeting and blogging about this years ago, but not very many listen to me, because I do not have billions of dollars. Elon Musk has.

Unfortunately, basic income will probably become inescapable, and for the reasons given, mainly.

The quality-level seems low. Chuka Umunna; Jo Cox; Brendan Cox; even David Lammy?! As for Zac Goldsmith, I suppose the fact of his unmerited and inherited wealth qualified him.

Esther Rantzen, (supposedly) yet another great Jewish philanthropist…

I was listening in the car to part of a broadcast of Turandot, live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, on BBC Radio 3 this evening. The presenter made the point that the star of the production, or one star, was Ukrainian, and that a huge Ukrainian flag was hanging down in the auditorium. No more “Black Lives Matter”, no more “Covid”. No, “Ukraine” (one-sided narrative of) is now the issue of the hour. The King is dead! Long live the King!

The sheer fakery around the “panicdcemic” is becoming obvious even to those who are usually “sheeple”. Look at newspaper comment columns.

Late music

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Pfitzner]

Diary Blog, 18 April 2022

Morning music

[Neuschwanstein]

On this day a year ago

Tweets seen

You can see how, over the past week, the EU (NWO/ZOG component) has been wheeling out sleaze stories about Marine le Pen, in order to bamboozle the French masses.

See also https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/09/on-recent-events-in-france/ about Macron’s oddly-suspicious background.

Opinion polls now have Macron several points ahead of le Pen for the second round of the French Presidential election, but about 10% are still undecided, so there is, as yet, all to play for.

How long before we see that in the UK? The “Covid” toytown police-state of 2020-2021 was a warning of things to come, possibly.

The aim of the System is to introduce a regime of microchip “Covid passports”, leading to a microchipped population. Add to that electric cars all fitted with GPS satnav, and almost everyone with a trackable mobile telephone, and you have much of the population, and 99% of the “important” people (those with any real influence or power, or heavy money) tracked, if need be, 24/7. The Stasi of the old DDR (East Germany) would have killed for that level of surveillance.

Indeed, it may be that, years down the line, all cars will be able to have their controls overridden by a centralized system, so that a car might actually be able to be directed to deliver an unwilling person directly to the “authorities”.

Rwanda plan or scam

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10726955/Britain-vulnerable-refugees-Rwanda-Priti-Patels-migrants-shake-up.html

London redevelopment

To my way of thinking, London, like most European cities, is better thought of as horizontal rather than vertical. That, however, has not been the trend of recent decades.

I can remember a time, in the late 1970s, when the whole Docklands area was still a post-industrial semi-wasteland. The foot-tunnel from Greenwich, under the river, came out into the Isle of Dogs as it used to be, an undeveloped (since the 19th/early 20thC) scene which, after dark especially, was both sinister and interesting. Pubs, some ugly and tacked onto 20thC council housing, a few other pubs quirky and picturesque, those latter very old and far predating the Victorian docks and dock buildings.

In 1979, there was no Canary Wharf, no expanses of new expensive housing, no Docklands Light Railway and, further afield to the east, no London City Airport.

All very different now. Arguably, the part of England that has changed most in the past 40 or so years, in terms of development. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Dogs. See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Plaza_(London)

A 2015 aerial view of the Isle of Dogs, already out of date:

More tweets

On the left, something most people would not dislike as a modest village or town home; on the right, a hideous monstrosity.

Not that I am against “modern” (post-1918, post-1945?) architecture. Some is extremely worthy. Much is not.

Late music

[Malecon, Havana]

Reminiscent of the Corniche at Alexandria.

Taking the Whole Package

This evening, I watched a show called something like “The Real Marigold Hotel”, in which four elderly once-“celebrities” went to a country (in this case, Cuba) in order to see what facilities might be available for retired people. As such, as a “documentary”, it was very superficial and lacking depth, though entertaining. What interested me was the society in general.

The Cuba –actually just Havana– shown (and I have never been there, though I am quite well acquainted with its history of the past century and, in the manner of Sarah Palin, have glimpsed it from the air and from the sea) was in fact largely the stereotype: old American cars in pastel pink and blue, decrepit but charming colonial mansions, palm trees etc.

The old people went to cultural classes and talked to Cubans in parks. It struck me anew that any society is a package: Cuba has some culture (both European and its own mixture incorporating the Caribbean and African, as well as that of the USA.

The Havana shown was one where the parks were (on the face of it) safe to visit, the people well-educated (one or two Cubans carefully making the point that their good education had been free, as were the classes available to the elderly).

Most people know that the Cuban healthcare system is also very good, both in relative and absolute terms. On the other hand, and as the TV programme noted, the Internet is tightly controlled, requires a card (no doubt traceable..) and is mostly only available in “wi-fi” areas such as certain parks; not so many have home Internet connection.

It is perhaps pointless to reiterate what most of us know in terms of the Cuban police state (which –in all the documentary films I have ever seen– is so pervasive that it is invisible: you never see the hand of the State in plain sight, though it is there all right).

So there you have the Cuban package: low crime rate (supposedly), no obvious disorder, at least some rather polite, cultured citizens, good education and healthcare etc (one Cuban did say that it was better before the supportive Soviet Union collapsed), as well as a certain charm.

As against that, a socialist state which controls the news and Internet tightly, imprisons dissidents for years (not to mention the large number who, in the late 1950s and 1960s, were just shot); a socialized economy which (leaving aside the effect of American embargo) was and largely is hopelessly inefficient at providing consumer goods. Travel restrictions, too.

Let us take a different case. The German Reich in the 1930s was intolerant of dissidents too, though it was far more tolerant than was the Soviet Union under Stalin or, indeed, Cuba under Fidel.

The National Socialist state imprisoned some dissidents or placed them in concentration camps such as Dachau (though few now know that many served short sentences, such as 3 months, there, and were not there indefinitely). Others were encouraged or more or less forced out of the country. There was a generally militarized ethos. How could a state both German and quasi-socialist be anything else?

In the Reich, there was state interference in culture (though, again, far less than, say, in the Soviet Union). Consumer production was given a lower priority than rearmament (“Guns Before Butter”), though large projects for the benefit of the people were also pushed into the foreground: the Autobahnen; the VW “people’s car”; the 1936 Olympics; a huge programme of educational and cultural events; the Kraft durch Freude [“Strength through Joy”] programme of Canary Islands cruises and Baltic beach holidays for the people (at a time when, in the UK, most people who had a holiday at all were corralled into poky Blackpool guest houses…); better nutrition for young people, too.

The National Socialist Reich was hugely beneficial for most Germans, certainly compared to what existed in the Weimar period. The Reich solved the inflation problem, the unemployment problem, the decadence problem and, yes, what it termed “the Jewish question”.

In the UK at the same time, there was greater ostensible “freedom”: elections every 5 years, the freedom to eat daily at the Ritz or at the Savoy Grill (if one had the funds..), no obvious book censorship (though, behind the scenes, there was much, not least via the Jewish element, even then). There was official theatre and cinema censorship (via the Lord Chamberlain’s office) and there was also, of course, grinding poverty (especially outside the South East), and a very repressive justice and prison system; not to mention the pervasive class system and its inequities.

No state, no political system is “perfect”. All have flaws, and all (most, at least) have benefits (though what might be the benefits of living in, say, North Korea or the Congo might be disputed). The aim can only be to do the best with what is available at the material time. We take everything as a package, as a whole.