Today is the 98th anniversary of the death of Dietrich Eckart [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich_Eckart].
Dietrich Eckart died in 1923, at the age of 55. One of the earliest supporters of Adolf Hitler and his life-work, Eckart was also a poet, writer, playwright, and authority on Ibsen.
On this day a year ago
Good news on whaling
When I had a Twitter account (a pack of Jews had me expelled in 2018), I frequently tweeted against Japanese whaling (and against that carried out by other countries engaged in commercial whaling, notably Norway and Iceland; the Soviet Union ceased its semi-secret whaling in 1973).
I supported Sea Shepherd [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Shepherd_Conservation_Society_operations#Japanese_whaling_(2003%E2%80%932017)] and its firm confrontation strategy. However, I always recognized that the key to stopping Japanese whaling (the Scandinavian operations are tiny by comparison) lay in Japan itself.
As the Guardian report indicates, part of the problem lay in the Japanese psychology, in resenting being told what to do or not do by the non-Japanese world. Japan needed an honourable way to stop whaling, an exit strategy enabling Japan to stop whaling, and to stop subsidizing whaling, without losing face. This is what has happened.
Japan continues to whale, but only within the waters of Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (under the Law of the Sea), and in reality is slowly winding down whaling (along with the subsidies for it). The whales caught now are not the most endangered (such as the Blue Whale). Not that that excuses the activity, but it seems that, finally, Japanese whaling is on the way out.
English ghost story
A ghost story not written by M.R. James but featuring him as a character. Very good. The BBC should do more like this.
France 24 TV report about arrests arising from investigations into Jew and/or Israeli corruption in New Jersey (mainly Hudson County, the bit of New Jersey alongside the Hudson River opposite Manhattan).
Not only fraud and money laundering but also the sale of human organs and blood to Israel and/or to Jew and Israeli organizations in Switzerland and elsewhere.
Had this not been reported on a mainstream TV station (France 24), it would no doubt be vilified by Jewish orgs and mouthpieces as an “anti-Semitic trope” or something.
You really couldn’t make it up! Crazed “Covid” zealot so aggressively determined to exercise her —non-existent— power over a non-mask-wearing passenger, while she herself is not using her mask, shouting, screaming in people’s faces, and even spitting!
That video is an extreme example of the pathology now widespread in the USA, and even UK and elsewhere in Europe. This is what the facemask nonsense is really all about— forcing people to comply. It has little or nothing to do with public health. In Spain, they apparently even have to wear facemasks outside, by law!
The nearly two years of “panicdemic” fear propaganda and general nonsense has become ingrained in many. They now not only comply with even completely arbitrary diktats (such as the ludicrous “Rule of 6”), and moreover at the snap of the fingers from complete idiots such as “Boris” Johnson, but get very very angry when they see others refusing to jump through the “mandated” hoops.
In an irreligious age, people seek out things in which to believe, and for causes to follow, as well as for (supposed) “virtues” to display or signal.
The 20th century showed that political causes such as old-style socialism had feet of clay, and religions such as Roman Catholicism and the simplistic “evangelical” alternatives, as well as sub-religions such as cults, became mostly discredited, so we are here now in the 21st century with many floundering people desperately seeking for a cause to which to adhere.
For some, in the UK of the 1980s and 1990s, it was anti-apartheid, but the new “rainbow nation” South Africa has largely failed (in every way) since then, and there are no white people in the SA government to blame now, so the virtue-signallers have abandoned the South Africans of all races to their fate and latched onto other causes: anti-Brexit was or is one such, as was and is “climate change”, as in the worship of the Swedish autistic, little Greta Nut; likewise, the Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain idea that destruction of the UK as an advanced industrial economy will somehow “save the planet”.
Now such people (often the very same people) have latched onto “Covid” as their cause. The roots of it lie in their personal and group psychology and/or pathology rather than anything objective.
Peter Hitchens‘ column
My own blog post about Hitchens, written about 2.5 years ago, has proven rather popular: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/05/19/peter-hitchens-and-his-views/.
Talking of my old blog posts, this from 2019 has had a couple of hits today: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/10/18/the-swedish-sickness-contaminating-the-rest-of-europe-what-is-it/.