Britain’s armed forces have become a joke. Unfit recruits, female Royal Navy officers (!) working as moneygrubbing online “hoes” when off-duty, only 11,000 infantry available for deployment. It just goes on.
Interesting old film
Tweets seen today
Meanwhile, the msm ignores, or almost ignores, the vast and increasing toll of death and misery caused by the unnecessary ad disproportionate “lockdown”/shutdown and allied measures such as the facemask nonsense.
I just heard on the radio about those having to pull out their own teeth in agony because dentists are operating at low capacity or not at all, while still being paid pretty much full whack by the NHS! Total scandal.
That Jap politician obviously belongs to the international conspiracy.
Human beings tend to complain. Once, long ago, when living in the Caribbean, I was chatting online to a girl who lived in the English town of Hereford. I was complaining about how boring day to day life was in a villa without TV, satellite or even a telephone (but it was a pleasant detached villa with no close neighbours and on what was in effect a private beach, the sea about 20 feet away…). Her reply? “You think you’ve got problems. It’s cold here, and it has rained so hard that the ceiling of my bedsit has just fallen in.” Life is always relative.
A boy of, at time of “offences”, 13-14, but now 16, made the focus of a prosecution and huge publicity. What, really, has he done? Nothing except shoot his mouth off and research things on the Internet.
The court obviously realized the specious nature of the prosecution. Non-custodial sentence.
There is far too much nonsense of this sort, driven by a ZOG political agenda, and facilitated by too-zealous police and prosecutors.
“Hillman”. Jewish, presumably.
Every. Single. Time…
Ah…as I thought:
Some idiots (not only American blacks etc) actually believe ahistorical rubbish like that.
Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan. White Genocide…
Howard Hanson, Symphony no. 2, “Romantic“; movements 1-3.
To me, the telling point is that the subject of compulsion has been raised at all. I cannot recall any previous time when it has been. What is the real agenda, bearing in mind that well over 99% of people who are infected with “Coronavirus”/”Covid-19” actually recover, most without serious ongoing problems (as far as can be seen so far)?
Another piece of news today was that there are some indications that some variants of “the virus” have mutated to the point where the vaccine(s) become ineffective. There would then have to be, presumably, further or other vaccine(s).
One asks again, what is really behind all this? The “Great Reset”? If so, how does it all play out?
Laura Kuenssberg has become steadily worse over several years; completely partisan. She is, basically, a government mouthpiece. A few years ago, I was sent information about her: part-Jew. I was unaware. I knew that she is part-German (echt German, not Jew), but it turned out that (like many UK-based journalists) she is also part-Jew.
As I have previously blogged, the whole idea of topping-up poor pay by means of State benefits is an error, completely wrongheaded. What it means is that employers can pay poverty wages, wages insufficient to live upon, and the employees paid those inadequate monies have to apply for Universal Credit merely to survive on a quite basic level.
What that all means is, inter alia, that those receiving Universal Credit are actually partly paying for that themselves, because most are paying not only VAT but also National Insurance.
The answer is twofold: firstly, the State should pay a measure of Basic Income to all persons whose income falls below a certain level. How much? Hard to say off the cuff, but about £100 per week seems right, as a minimum.
Secondly, there must be a higher minimum wage set. How high? Again, hard to say exactly, but £10 a hour seems about right.
Enforcement of the minimum wage also needs to be stepped up.
The devil is very much in the detail in such matters, of course. Housing Benefit is another can of worms. It may be that Housing Benefit should be eliminated, and the slack taken up by a much higher Basic Income. Expensive? Yes, but so is the whole “welfare” sector, with its “assessments”, snooping, intricate administration etc; of that, not the least pertains to Housing Benefit.
Shameful. Ironic though, that so many of the Twitter-twits have reposted the above graphic while at the same time arguing for even more immigrants to enter the UK, thus depressing pay further, thus straining public services further. The self-described “Left” have nothing to offer, any more than have the finance-capitalists (who also want more immigration). Only social-national policies can beat and cut a path out of the jungle.
Shows what weapons they use on the occupied population…
“History…first time, tragedy; second time, farce” [Marx]
I like it when the uniformed attendant calls that “the sacredest place“! Where the freemasons, puppets of Israel, and fraudsters sit and spout? Sacred? Ha ha!
Is Washington burning?
Meanwhile, in the “caring, sharing”, “liberal” and multikulti Netherlands…
That mayor was once egregiously rude and insolent to me when I still had a Twitter account. Who’s next? “I have a little list“…—but in view of the encroaching police state, only in my head. Nothing stains like ink (adjust quotation for online version…).
Yesterday in Parliament, the latest Government kill-the-economy measures were voted through, 291 votes to 78. Most of the 78 were Conservative Party dissidents, though 15 Labour Party MPs (16 if including Jeremy Corbyn, now sitting as Independent) also voted against: https://votes.parliament.uk/Votes/Commons/Division/916#noes
The Labour Party as a whole abstained. Had it voted against the Government, the Government majority would have been in single figures, though probably still sufficient to win, depending on whether others might have been emboldened.
The Opposition, under Starmer, is lacklustre and without purpose.
A powerful polemic
I may not agree with everything that is said elsewhere, on various topics, by the writer of that piece, and I doubt that she would agree with me on much (if only as a kneejerk reaction), but that piece is worth reading.
The existence on Earth of Jesus Christ, and then the “Aetherization of the Blood”, gave the Jews the chance to change their karmic future. St. Paul (former Saul) and others of that era understood that. Most Jews rejected that chance, just as they (as represented by the mob in Jerusalem) were given the chance to have Jesus Christ released and pardoned, but preferred to choose Barabbas, the Jewish Zealot and cut-throat (the archetype of the aggressive Jew-Zionists of the present age). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barabbas
I think that even Hitler underestimated how destructive Jews (in this case under the “Israeli” label) can be when given power.
Even msm TV reports make it clear how destructive the “lockdown”/shutdown/facemask nonsense has been.
I saw, just yesterday, an interview with and report about what seemed to be a marquee and catering enterprise in (I think) Northern Ireland, killed off by Government “virus” nonsense. This year was the first it failed to make a good profit.
Now its losses have meant insolvency and liquidation. 40 employees have now lost their jobs. Many face poverty, some homelessness, as a result. Now scale that up to millions.
Companies large and small are now insolvent. In huge numbers.
Again, a huge chance for social nationalism to seize the agenda.
I have been blogging for some time about how the new “police state” is a collaboration between the State and transnational companies (along with malicious special interest lobbies such as the Jew-Zionist lobby), rather than the old-style Stalinist model, or if you like the “Latin American” model.
Incidentally, take a look at that mixed-race person in the photo. That is one Vaughan Gething [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaughan_Gething], the Health Minister of the devolved Welsh Government. The Great Replacement, personified…
Peter Hitchens may be right in principle here, but there is little mileage in being pointlessly obstructive to uniformed patrolmen. When I was about 21 or 22, that is back in about 1978, I was walking late at night through a town in one or the more urbanized parts of Surrey, having hitch-hiked there (I did that a lot at that time), and was about halfway to my destination (Reigate Hill) when a police car came alongside.
The policeman in the passenger seat asked where I was going and what I had in my attache case. I answered his first question and, as to the second, answered “books on occultism”. Incredulous smiles from the constabulary. The policeman got out and asked me to open the case. I cannot recall now whether the first book he saw was Gareth Knight’s A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism or Israel Regardie’s The Tree of Life— A Study in Magic. Whichever it was, it was enough to satisfy the curiosity of Plod.
No doubt, when back in the police canteen, they regaled their cohorts with the story of the odd young man carrying a case of obscure books around the town after midnight.
It happens. One of my one-time schoolmasters said that the police had once stopped him on Westminster Bridge, also late at night, and asked him what he had in his duffle bag (this was when the IRA were bombing London in the early 1970s). He replied “a concrete gnome“, and briefly faced the irritation of the police… until the bag was searched, only to verify his story. It happens.
Boris-idiot, someone who has plotted all his life to become Prime Minister, but who has no beliefs, no ideology to speak of, no religion, not even any plans or ideas, unless you include those 12 year old schoolboy ideas of bridges over the ocean etc.
Just a big nothing. An onion, or an outsize matrioshka, with nothing in the middle.
That says something about the mixture of emergent police state and incompetent mess that we now call a country…
Nah…bye…see you when sanity is restored to this country (if ever)…
How did Israelis have contact, in Denmark, with live mink or even with people who have had contact with live mink? How could that even happen? Am I being too suspicious?
I suppose that they could have been Jew fur traders. Or is there more to this, something even more sinister?
Not entirely with Griffin there. In the case shown, the man was wrong, in my view, to follow the woman down the street to intimidate her, even though she herself triggered the incident by “talking on her telephone” about how people were not wearing masks on the train. In other words, she was being what people now call “passive-aggressive”, not confronting nearby non-mask-wearers directly but talking “about” them (at them) using her telephone as cover.
Still, people who act as unofficial “Covid marshals” (or even official ones) deserve to be denounced.
All the usual pathetic “antifa” idiots (for whom Twitter is basically the whole world) are rejoicing. Useless grifter and fake “historian”/”journalist” Mike Stuchbery, “historian” “Dr” Louise Raw, “antifashwitch” (pseudo-occult crazie Roanna Carleton Taylor). The whole of that silly echo-chamber.
Here (below) is a typical example of that degenerate type:
The Jews are also rejoicing, alongside their “antifa” dupes.
Twitter is only useful for illustrative purposes. All social media is only good as an adjunct to real-world politics and power.
All the interesting people, pretty much, are now banned from Twitter.
There is only one way forward, though it may take a variety of forms.
Time is running out for others on Twitter. Laura Towler, Nick Griffin etc. They must know it.
There are positive aspects. The poundland KGB (emergent UK police state) relies on the monitoring of the Internet and especially on the monitoring of social media. Those banned from using this or that platform, or the Internet generally, fly beneath the radar and are hard to track.
If anyone wants to go to Telegram, or Parler, or Gab etc, fine. However, talking or posting on social media can only take you so far. Yes, that also applies to posting on blogs such as mine.
Talking about the Twitter echo chamber, I am amused to see that a new secular saint has emerged, following in the footsteps of Saint Mandela and Saint Obama: Saint Jo Biden (with, pictured smaller, as in ancient Egyptian artworks) his “Nubian” assistant, Saint Kamala Harris. Truly pathetic…
“@loratlov” is quite correct. I have spoken (at the London Forum in 2017), tweeted (before I was expelled at the behest of the Jew lobby), and blogged for years about the “privatization of public space”, and also about how the pseudo-socialists nowadays defend the “right” of huge transnational capialist enterprises to take away the free speech of the citizen.
“Mariana M”, apparently. Another enemy of the British people.
Laura Towler is right. Twitter is but a convenient cul-de-sac. As for “Elizabeth Haggis”, she exemplifies Twitter. Twitter is the whole world to such people.
An egregious example, but I believe that there is a general emboldenment of the non-Europeans and especially the blacks, triggered by the “BLM” nonsense. Not only in the USA; Britain too.
From the horse’s mouth
“Professor Nathan Abrams sheds light on how Jews transformed the British entertainment industries, creating some of the most iconic characters and images of the 20th Century, including James Bond, Doctor Who, Carry On, and many others. In so doing, British Jews infused their creations with hidden Jewish themes.”
I always wondered why some TV and film series are pushed more, in the msm, than others…
Of course the absurd “James Bond” fantasy meshes with the whole WW2 and post-WW2 SOE/OSS narrative. SOE [Special Operations Executive] was in reality a shambolic mess that (even from the Allied perspective) accomplished little (and got a very high percentage of its agents and its own officers killed), but you would not believe that from the huge msm industry of books and films that has grown up around it, especially in recent years.
SOE mentored the OSS, as did SIS/MI6. SOE was disbanded with almost indecent haste once Germany was defeated, but that fatal seed of amateur SOE bungling, once planted in the OSS, carried on germinating and then thriving in the successor to OSS, the CIA.
That seed of gung-ho paramilitarism, sown in the Second World War, has in fact been responsible for most of the CIA’s debacles, from the Bay of Pigs, through Iran-Contra, to the support for and then betrayal of the Kurds; other situations too, such as arming Osama bin Laden and other fanatics in Afghanistan during the time of Soviet or pro-Soviet rule in the 1980s.
You see it in Hollywood films too, the idea that secret intelligence is largely about blazing machineguns, firefights featuring operatives capable of using martial arts and (maybe even at the same time!) flying a plane and making safe the mechanism of a nuclear bomb (etc). Not that such films are always unentertaining, but “Jason Bourne” is not so much a “secret agent” as a superhuman ninja warrior gone West.
The whole thread is well worth reading. To read it, click on the tweet.
A caution to the Jew-Zionists trying to censor Twitter and other online media platforms:
Not all of the inferior races (or, within those races, individuals) treat animals cruelly (and our own record is far from perfect), but it is a matter of degree: the Northern European peoples, though they are at only the start of their evolutionary journey (in big-picture terms), are at least on it, whereas most of the other racial and ethnic groups in the world are either static or are regressing, so falling into decadence and evil.
A “chimp-out” in San Francisco. Think the UK, say London, Birmingham or wherever, is any different? Think again. Once the restraints are off, this is the result. You cannot have a civilized society without a civilized population. Fact.
What many find hard to accept, or understand, is that quite a high proportion of those at or near the top of this society are actually and even wittingly servants of evil, sometimes members of evil secret groups planning to reduce the civilized people of the world (and all the peoples of the world) to decadence and destruction.
If the mob in Portland and elsewhere are not soon mown down by police, National Guard or Army, then the white people of Oregon are going to have to prove that the “Constitution” they talk about so much actually means at least something, and that their much-vaunted “right to keep and bear arms” means something more than showing off weapons to their friends and shooting empty beer bottles off fence-posts in the boonies…
So where are the “alt-Right” wastes of space in Portland and elsewhere?
In fact, where is Trump? Where is the huge machinery of U.S. government repression? Unaware? No. Complicit? Maybe…
Where are the non-antifa white people in Portland, where are all the “guns” they value so highly? A mere few would be able to clear away those untermenschen. As Dietrich Eckart said, “the rabble need to hear the rattle of machineguns…to get fear into their pants!“
As I have always said, most of the “nationalist” elements, in the US and UK too, are a waste of time and space. That particularly applies to the “alt-Right” and other wastes of space.
In fact, the multikulti or cultureless items of detritus on the streets are merely an unpleasant symptom. The disease is seated elsewhere, behind the camera, behind the reporters’ notebooks. The “journalists”, editors, owners of TV stations, radio stations, newspapers, Hollywood studios. These are the ones harbouring the disease.
Note that a female “Black Lives Matter” bully shouts continually at the old lady, “PUT YOUR MASK ON, BITCH!, PUT YOUR MASK ON!“. Could the reasoning (the real reasoning) behind the facemask-wearing nonsense be made any more clear? It is a bullying of the individual, to intimidate the individual, forcing that person to conform, to do what the mob demands.
For myself, I just wish that someone had protected that old lady, and the best way of doing that would have been to shoot the mob down, starting with the black shouting in her face, then next prioritizing those cowards filming and photographing the horrible scene, followed by the shouting woman in the background. Then the rest of that mob. Then moving to those who are triggering all this by buying TV ads to support it, by reporting on it favourably, and also those bending the knee in sign of fealty or surrender to it all…
What starts on the West Coast of the USA often arrives next in the UK, after a year or two. Be warned. Be ready.
The BBC?! Ha ha! I support public service broadcasting, but the BBC trashed that years ago. The BBC now is almost akin to Soviet TV and radio. The BBC news broadcasts on TV have become unwatchable, just government propaganda lies, especially about “the virus” etc. Endless boring “interviews” on Skype with people droning on from their homes. I often wonder how many people now watch BBC News at all. Few, I think. It has become hugely boring. Not that that matters much to BBC staff who, like their 1980s Soviet counterparts are hugely overpaid for not rocking the boat…Meanwhile, the public is forced to pay for it all.
It will end in tears, with BBC staff forced to clean the pavements with their toothbrushes.
When things really (to use the contemporary phrase) “kick off” in the USA, UK, across mainland Europe, those who think that they can control the agenda and events because they —now— gang up on and denounce people to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, the police etc, will find no hiding place themselves. Their Lilliputian binding ties will no longer protect them.
“Protect the NHS”? How about “Protect the patients of the NHS”?
Britain in the 20th and 21st centuries has not much honoured its inventors. Sir Christopher Cockerell belatedly got a knighthood (surely the most devalued honour?) and a prize of £5,000 (worth ?£500,000 today) in the late 1960s for inventing the hovercraft.
How sad that hovercraft are now built in places like China, but not, as far as I know, the UK, where they were invented and also first built and first used as passenger transport.
Hovercraft are still being updated and built in China and elsewhere. A story repeated a hundred times in the past. Is there any need to repeat a long list? The man (British) who invented the wind-up radio, not the most stunning invention but extremely useful all the same [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Baylis] made lists of all the inventions invented by British people in Britain, but which had then been exploited mostly by others, whether in the USA, Germany, or latterly in China.
British people are often poor at blowing their own trumpet. From the World Wide Web to DNA and DNA fingerprinting, the hovercraft, the jet engine, radar. Just hundreds of things.
People will say, “well, what about Dyson?” and it is true that, if anyone has had the benefit of his own ingenuity, it is Dyson [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Dyson] but he is one inventor out of many; also, it is sad that he prioritized profit over continuing to manufacture his products in the UK, though I should not want to be too churlish: Dyson has ploughed back some profits into research and education.
Tweets seen this evening
Pity about the decommissioning of those cross-Channel hovercraft. They would have been useful in dumping the migrant-invaders back on the beaches of the Pas de Calais. The invaders could be kept in the hold for the 40 min crossing, and hovercraft need no port facilities, just a suitable beach. Out you get!
Hitchens is right. For one thing, the number of deaths from or even “with” Coronavirus has been massively inflated. Even the government of clowns’ own advisers have admitted that (though still claim 40,000+). Secondly, direct civilian casualties in the UK from bombing and other enemy action during WW2 numbered around 67,000, so Piers Morgan is mistaken even in that respect, even taking the official, very inflated, “Covid-19” statistics as correct.
Piers Morgan is just a System mouthpiece.
As I have blogged earlier, both today and on other days, the BBC News on TV is pretty much unwatchable now. Bias and boredom. The “bias and boredom corporation”?
I think that that article would be well worth reading, but it is behind a paywall.
My little evening excursion
I went out to get fish and chips, something I do only once every couple of months. There is a shop on the rural/suburban A-road not far from me, about half a mile away, in a strip, or what an older generation called a “parade”, of small shops. While waiting for the fish to be fried, I bought a few Thunderball tickets at the nearby convenience store (there are about 6 or 7 small shops there, 3 of which sell takeaway food).
I noticed that the florist shop was closed up, with what I took to be (did not go to read it) a legal notice pasted on the window. The little video rental shop was also closed and dark (though it was always open at 7 in the evening), so it looks as though that has, in the old phrase, also probably “gone West”, as has, I suspect, a shop which sells, or sold, curtains and other soft furnishings. So out of about 7 shops (I think that another one closed a while ago), only 4 are still operating: fish and chips, a Chinese/Malay takeaway, an Indian takeaway, and the convenience store (part of a nationwide chain).
The economic depression (using the term in a lay sense) caused, not by “Coronavirus”, butby government action and stupidity has not yet fully hit. The effects are beginning to be seen, however. Dire. The headlines scream about Marks & Spencer or Debenhams sacking thousands of workers, but the real story (or another real story) is the above, but multiplied countless times across Britain. Small shops and other businesses closing down, probably forever.
What is the betting that, when unemployment soars into the many millions, it will be the mask-wearing fanatics, and the “lockdown” enthusiasts, and the typical Twitterati mob, that will be screaming about how the masses are suffering from low pay, no pay, low benefits, lack of decent housing (as the migrant-invaders flood in) and an NHS which is allowing untold thousands to die because undiagnosed and untreated?
As soon as I saw the headline, I knew that it had to be a (((you know who))) cheating the author out of his rightful earnings. Odds-on, anyway. Not “prejudice”. Experience.
Today, in the UK, members of the public are urged to “take the knee”, that strangely mediaeval gesture of black power, at 1800 hrs, in “solidarity” with the black rioters, looters and “protesters” of the urban USA. Later, at 2000 hrs, the rabbits are urged to carry on being “woke” by clapping on their doorsteps for the public services (or something, or nothing).
I sincerely hope that both ideas will continue to be ignored by 90%+ of the British people (where I live, about 99%).
The American police are sometimes very rough, true, but how is it a “protest” to burn buildings or cars in California, or loot computer shops etc in some other states, because one black man was, possibly, unlawfully killed by one or a few policemen in Minnesota? Or is this the opening shot in a real race/culture war, akin to the firing of the cannon at Fort Sumter, that kicked off the American Civil War?
Meanwhile, some of the concealed enemies of white Northern European culture are coming out from behind their Twitter and Facebook accounts. Some are rejoicing in what they see as the upcoming death of white European life and culture (and civilization).
I happened to see this tweet, which does not stand alone:
The tweeter is an actor, presumably rather affluent. His political beliefs and ideology seem, to me, evident.
Then see this one:
Most attacks by blacks and browns on whites in the UK are never even classified by police or in the msm as “racial attacks” but as ordinary crime.
In the case referred to above, “He became a student activist and led a campaign against alleged racism at the city’s Dental Hospital. This eventually saw the introduction of anonymous marking across all faculties at the University.
Heleft engineering to study sociology and politics, and was still a studentwhen, in 1991, he was arrested by police officers for illegally flyposting on Ashton Lane. During his arrest he was pushed to the ground, and had his teeth chipped. Anwar successfully took civil action against Strathclyde Police. In 1995, Sheriff Evans found that one officer had assaulted Anwar and that it appeared to be a racially motivated attack; Anwar was awarded £4,200 in compensation and the policeman was suspended.
Anwar was criticised by the ruling Sheriff in regards to the release of “bloated confrontational material” surrounding the case with the Sheriff stating the allegations of racism did not influence his findings.” [Wikipedia]
In other words, that tweeter was breaking the law in 1991, being a social pest by flyposting. Yes, one officer was rough with him (whether “provoked” or not I do not know), and (4 years later) was suspended from his job as a result. Anwar was awarded £4,200 compensation as well.
Asa matter of fact, if Aamer Anwar was “an angry young man” after he was assaulted by the police, what was he before, when he was flyposting and (?) scrawling graffiti (Wikipedia says “anonymous marking”) all over the campus at Glasgow University? Also (i.e. already) angry?
As for this Aamer Anwar’s background etc, I read in Wikipedia that he was born in 1967 in England (of Pakistani origins), and became at first a student reading mechanical engineering in 1986, when aged 19. By 1991, when he was aged 24 or 25, he had switched to sociology and politics. That was when the events described above took place (the civil trial occurred in 1995). He must have switched to law, perhaps after his degree, because he became a solicitor in Scotland in 2000, aged 32.
While finding Anwar’s comments to be “misleading” Lord Osborne did not find him in contempt of court. However he still strongly criticised Anwar’s behaviour stating that statements from the lawyer were politically motivated and largely consisted of “angry and petulant criticism” Further stating the court is entitled to expect better of those who practice before it.” [Wikipedia]
More criticism of lawyer Anwar, this time as Rector of Glasgow University (2017-2020, and no longer en poste, according to his Twitter profile):
“The Times Scottish edition reported in June 2018 that Anwar had failed to hold a single surgery for the first 11 months of his rectorship; a claim backed up by Glasgow University.
Anwar [was] criticised for publicly accusing the university of showing “callous disregard” for students and staff, treating international students as “cash cows” and claiming to have uncovered serious cases of racism and sexual harassment. However, officials at the university insisted that when they asked for specific details so they could launch investigations, none were provided.” [Wikipedia]
It seems that Aamer Anwar has received several awards in Scotland (having launched his own law firm in 2007), a fact which makes me even less optimistic about the path that “nationalist” Scotland is on.
So, he regards himself, or so it seems to me, as “black” (though he is a Pakistani by origin, albeit born in England); also, he rants about “racial injustice”, when he himself was not only educated in England and Scotland at public expense but also has been able to become qualified as a solicitor and to set up a law firm which has received both recognition and awards.
Jews (most of the famous ones at least) support the black “protests”…
Here, for example, are the Jews who own the well-known ice-cream company, whose Twitter message says “Peace, Love, & Ice Cream”:
Pity, I like their Cherry Garcia…
Jews always have supported everything that breaks down white Northern European civilization, whether in Europe itself, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Southern Africa…
The blacks and browns (some of them) scapegoat the white Europeans despite the latter having created almost everything of value in the past thousand (arguably several thousand) years.
Some people are “fighting” back, at least online:
The old ploy of proclaiming “peace and love” and “we fight hate” still fools many “useful idiots”, sadly…
Coronavirus and the ludicrous “lockdown”/shutdown
The Conservative Party succeeded in the 2019 General Election, not on its own merits, i.e. because voters flocked to it; no, few voters flocked to the Conservative Party, but many flocked away from the Labour Party.
Now, the Conservative Party lead over Labour has been greatly reduced by the obvious incompetence of Boris-idiot, Priti Patel, little Matt Hancock and that little pissant Robert Jenrick, among others; more voters now are saying that they might vote Labour, but only by default, because they are waking up to the general uselessness of Boris-idiot (though credit where due: at least he has resisted supporting the “woke” “protesters” and looters of inner-urban USA). In the UK’s basically binary political system, when one cuckoo goes in, the other comes out.
Now the iceberg of reality is approaching the UK Titanic. Said iceberg has been concealed or disguised by “furlough” payments, financial support for (often only notionally) “self-employed” people; a semi-holiday for many. Also, by some government support for small businesses. Then there was the warm-to-hot weather, not as irrelevant a point as it may seem. That contributed to the almost-holiday feeling.
Despite all the above measures, thousands of redundancies have been announced already. Millions are now already receiving “Universal Credit”, ie the dole. Come the Autumn, the Winter, there will be a huge collapse. The only way of avoiding that collapse, or at least its effects, will be to inaugurate huge make-work projects (on minimum wage). The Summer will soon be over.
I went out to get a few items at Waitrose. Exiting at just on 2000 hrs, I noticed that there were no “useful idiots” clapping anywhere. There were not many, even at the start of the “clapathon”, where I live, and those few became even fewer in succeeding weeks. Today, though, none. Was it called off, or did the rabbits wake up?
Tweets seen this evening
Below, a Guardian reporter applauds a black mob turning Whitehall into Soweto.
The same reporter also applauds a policeman who gives in to the demand of the mob, and who bends the knee, literally, in sign of fealty to the forces of destruction.
Seems that that particular politicized policeman is not the only rotten apple in the barrel…
Strange, or maybe not so strange: a few days ago, Piers Corbyn and others were arrested merely for holding a quiet, peaceful anti-“lockdown” protest at Speakers’ Corner. Today, hordes of blacks congregate there and in Whitehall, but no immediate arrests and some of the police seem to have decided to not resist the “revolution” of the non-whites and their white “useful idiots”….
“Is it cuz I is not black?“, in the immortal and slightly altered words of “Ali G”…
and today there are some white “cucks”, in the American phrase, as well:
What a pathetic rabble, who want to destroy what is left of white Northern European culture and society in the UK.
(I note, also, that the non-European Guardian scribbler cannot spell “deterred”).
Below: to lapse into colloquial American English (again), total and complete “cuckdom”!
Prince Philip, who has had Coronavirus, and who has recovered from it, is expected to celebrate his 99th birthday next week.
Boris-idiot, little Matt, Priti useless, Robert Pissant-Jenrick, and your “advisers”….you have destroyed the British economy for nothing.
A few volleys of rifle fire would soon have cleared the streets, but “our” “wonderful” police prefer to “bend the knee” to a black mob.
The companies listed below are those funding or giving other support to the enemies of civilization:
“A former head of MI6 has said he believes the coronavirus pandemic “started as an accident” when the virus escaped from a laboratory in China.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Sir Richard Dearlove said he had seen an “important” new scientific report suggesting the virus did not emerge naturally but was man-made by Chinese scientists.
The apparent discovery will raise the prospect of China paying “reparations” for the death and economic catastrophe wreaked upon the world, the former intelligence chief said. It comes as Beijing faces growing pressure to explain precisely how coronavirus first began to spread late last year. [Daily Telegraph]
China is on a collision course with the West. What will be vital is the stance Russia takes.
This report also raises questions about the “experts” and scientific advisers used by governments:
“International scientists have reached a near-unanimous consensus, however, that the virus emerged in animals – most likely bats or pangolins – before jumping to the human population.
But Sir Richard, 75, pointed to a scientific paper published this week by a Norwegian-British research team who claim to have discovered clues within Covid-19’s genetic sequence suggesting key elements were “inserted” and may not have evolved naturally.” [Daily Telegraph]
The world, and particularly the USA, now stands in a position vis a vis China akin to that vis a vis Japan in the 1930s.
A stray thought about the “black” protest in London
We have seen the blacks en masse “protest”, even riot and murder before in London, and on a far larger canvas. The Brixton riots of 1981, the Broadwater Farm housing estate riot of 1985 etc.
More recently, in 2011, we had the “shopping riots” (looting, and burning of buildings and vehicles).
What is different about the “black” protests of the past few days? Well, for one thing, they were not “riots” at all, not yet anyway. I should say that the fact that the trigger event took place in Minnesota, half a world away, may have dampened the reaction, as did yesterday’s rain. I used to notice, when a London resident, that almost all the blacks avoid (far more than the English) going out in the rain.
So why am I more uneasy about what has happened than I ever was in 2011, 1985, 1981 etc? The first reason is because the msm now are not only less willing to stand up for white Northern European civilization and what were once known as “British values”, but seem now to actively promote this anti-white, anti-British agenda that we see constantly before our eyes.
A major factor is the Jewish infiltration into all aspects of the msm: TV, radio, Press, publishing. Thus we see the TV news coming out in favour of the black protests, and encouraging more.
The police: as we have seen, some policemen go so far as to “bend the knee” in sign of fealty to the black mob. Policemen are rather canine. They respect the so-called “alpha”. If the mob is powerful, some police at least just give in to it.
The same is true of the police reaction to the Jew-Zionist lobby. The only thing that can deal with such a reaction is to show that you have the baton of power. The police will then salute you. That is what happened when the NSDAP took over the government of Germany. The police simply transferred their loyalty to the new order; the same thing happened in France and in the Channel Islands in 1940.
What has been disturbing about the last few days is not so much the “protests” themselves but the fact that many of those with power and money in society are eager to see that same society destroyed, or at least changed, so that the white British people who created it can be marginalized or destroyed.
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Yes, it seems that, for the (((contaminated))) msm, “White Lives Do Not Matter”…
When the whole NWO/ZOG pro-Mandela thing was at its height in 1988 or so, I knew one or two people who were pro-Mandela, pro-ANC etc. Since then, I have met a few others who were that way politically inclined back then. All women. None, bar one who had been on a 2-week holiday to Zanzibar, had ever been to any part of Africa. None knew much about Africa or even South Africa. One was even, apparently, a member of some pro-ANC solidarity group in, I think, Dorset.
Thus are such campaigns often sustained, by naive and emotional people, often women, who actually are moved by feeling rather than intellect. However, the vital thing is that the msm was biased, hugely, one way. All the propaganda pumped out was one way. It still is.
Seems that I got it wrong again re. the pathetic clapping ritual, and that the “clapathon”, during which brainwashed rabbits applaud their own reduction to serfdom, was not yesterday (Wednesday) but this evening (Thursday). Round here no-one was clapping this evening either, though. People are waking up, and soon will be waking up a to gigantic metaphorical hangover.
The royal mulatta
Ah, “the blacks are revolting, your Majesty”, and that fact has driven from cover the “royal mulatta” (Meghan Markle), who has left her henpecked “royal” husband at home to tend his own mental problems, while she speaks on the world stage (again)…
St Augustine of Hippo [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustine_of_Hippo ] confessed that his attitude in prayer had been, at times,” “Oh, Master, make me chaste and celibate – but not yet!” (da mihi castitatem et continentam, sed noli modo). Likewise, it seems that the royal mulatta wants peace, and for her, Harry and their child to be left alone and out of the public eye…but not just yet!
The most interesting part of that report is the Comments section…
Yes. Why is it that Hitchens has only now noticed? Because he himself is now a victim of it? About a decade ago, the Jews had about a third of my book reviews (hundreds) removed from Amazon (Amazon UK and also, separately, USA Amazon— so much for the “land of freedom!). Now the rest are all “private”, ie not able to be seen. Effectively removed by Amazon itself, but behind actions like that is always, or almost always, the Jew. (((They)) i.e. the Jew lobby, have deprived me of my freedom of expression, and at the same time deprived the public of my views and reviews (I was at one time one of the “top 50” reviewers on UK Amazon, voted there by thousands of people).
There is a legend about someone in ancient, classical, times, who was condemned to reincarnate constantly in the same race and nation, without evolving, because he was unable to accept the divinity of Christ.
I have often wondered about the Jews, or those who say that they are Jews, in this regard. For example, I noticed, when visiting people I knew in the Stamford Hill section of North London, that the Hasid Jews numerous in the neighbourhood tended to have children that needed glasses even at a very early age. I am presuming that that is some kind of genetic weakness.
The above presumed affliction is physical. What about “inherited” or “reincarnated” non-physical traits? I knew a girl once, long ago, who was somehow foreign-looking. She did not look very English, not completely anyway. Her father told her, when she herself was wondering about her origins (in her early twenties), that she had Italian ancestry as well as English. That seemed plausible to her (and to me). She was an impressionable person and before long her favourite music was anything Italian, from Verdi to the theme of The Godfather. She started to eat only Italian food, and her reading material followed suit, as did the videos she watched. Then an unexpected event occurred.
The young woman in question discovered that her ancestry had not been part-Italian but (in part) Jewish (maybe Italian-Jew, I do not know). This discovery changed her whole outlook or world-view. In fact, it was so comical that it could have formed the basis for a film, perhaps akin to Leon the Pig-Farmer, one of her new favourites.
Suddenly, the Italians were shoved out into the cold, replaced by the Jews: Mendelssohn, Mahler (partly-Jewish, anyway), kletzmer music, Qabalah, you name it. Pasta and pesto gave way to kosher wurst and salt beef. She started to attend the “schul” for aspiring Jewish converts at the St. John’s Wood Synagogue in St. John’s Wood Road (not far from where I lived at the time), and in general she became a pain in the neck.
Her whole character changed, and not for the better. For example, I was laughing about a joke made by the very pleasant Lebanese then manager and “head waiter” of the Raoul’s cafe in Little Venice, my usual coffee place, who had referred to the Jews as “the anointed”. The “Jewish” girl erupted, swearing that she would get the owner to sack the man etc. I have no idea whether she tried to follow through (if so, unsuccessfully, because he was there for years more), but it really brought home what a very nasty change in her character had occurred via her espousal of Jewish culture.
I should add that this young woman was rather volatile and, eventually, just as the Jews had displaced the Italians, the Jews in their turn were displaced by, of all people, the Irish! No, she had not discovered a long-lost Irish ancestor, but had somehow (God knows where or how— this was in pre-Internet days, around 1990 or so) started an affair with a notorious (and married) Provisional IRA member who shall be nameless. Suffice to say that this individual was or had been a terrorist, convicted in the UK for acts of political violence, but who later became “purely political”. Later yet, that Irishman became a Sinn Fein member of the Northern Irish Assembly. I believe that he still is, and continues to flourish like the green bay tree. Anyway, he is but a catalyst in this story.
Under the influence of faux-Irish-ism, the young woman of whom we speak turned her London home into a grotto of everything Irish (and Roman Catholic). Plaster saints appeared, the Jewish “schul” was abandoned in favour of Roman Catholic instruction, books about Moshe Dayan and Golda Meir gave way to tracts about Marianism, Jesuitism, the lives of female saints etc, all sharing shelf space with biographies of de Valera and Michael Collins, and music such as The Men Behind The Wire.
There was an amusing incident. On one of my by-then-rare visits to the home of the young woman, she said that the slightly simple but good-hearted fellow who lived in the flat upstairs had expressed his worry that she “might be raided by the police and that [he] might get shot by mistake“!
I have recounted all the above to make the point that attitudes are at least mainly acquired, from personal connections, reading, experiences, from family, friends, from the general society, from race and nation. I suppose that that comment, in itself, is trite. It does matter, though, what attitudes are acquired. Look, for instance, at the tweets below:
DOJ Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Unit (HRSP) stresses that losing citizenship, and being essentially stateless, is a powerful tool. Especially at a late age.
The latter tweeter seems to be a remarkably unpleasant individual. Apparently not even part-Jew, yet obsessed with “holocaust” material and with trying to bring to trial the few remaining people who, in 1941 or 1945, were 18 year old boys in uniform, opening and closing gates, or simply working in SS offices.
He wants those boys, now in their nineties, to lose homes, citizenship etc. In a word, he wants to be cruel to them. A sadist, in my opinion.
The hatred oozes from his tweets. I find it very disturbing that such a person is apparently employed by the misnamed Department of Justice in the USA. I wondered whether he himself is part-Jew, so venomous are his comments online, but there is no evidence of it, as far as I know.
He has even picked a quarrel with the present-day Auschwitz visitor attraction:
I wonder what will happen when the last SS officer or man dies? What will the “holocaust” industry do then? Build another 100 fake museums or memorials? In fact, I doubt that many if any SS officers are still alive; if so, they would be at least 100 years of age. I met one once, a very pleasant Austrian who had been a colonel (Waffen-SS Standartenfuhrer) in “the war”, but that was in 1977 and that officer must have been at least 60 then. I remember the polite joke that he made about the look of the lager beer served to him (at the Irish Club in Belgravia, London). Pale and flat.
What about “holocaust” “survivors”? Already we have had individuals who were babies in 1944 and spent a couple of weeks in Auschwitz or elsewhere described as “holocaust survivors” (as sometimes are described those Jews who left the Reich before WW2 had even started!). The whole “holocaust industry” will have to find new “evidence”, such as the “blueprints” of Auschwitz “found” in Berlin about 25 years ago, complete with “GAS CHAMBERS” marked in big letters, in case anyone missed the point…
On a different tack, we have Prince Harry, both born (at least according to the official narrative) and brought up to royalty. What really makes him “royal”? His (sometimes disputed) parentage? His name? His attitudes? When you start to unravel it all, there is not much that is truly “royal” there. His marriage…well, enough ink has been spilt, perhaps! Another knotty conundrum.
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I have fairly frequently noted the very bad situation which, since 2016, I have termed “the privatization of public space”, i.e. the fact that, online, the major platforms, which are basically a monopolistic or quasi-monopolistic cartel, provide their users with no rights qua citizens. The recent “deplatforming” and/or “demonetization” of well-known people and organizations is proof of that. “Sargon of Akkad” is merely the latest.
Not only individuals are affected, but the historical record itself. For example, YouTube has caved in to Jewish-Zionist pressure. Almost anything pertaining to the NSDAP and Third Reich has been removed, including films such as Triumph of the Will, Jud Suss and many others.
Free speech rights are being trashed in the UK and across Europe. This can only end one way…
A random tweet seen just reminded me of when I met a group of Jews in a desert oasis. It happened like this: I was in Egypt for several months in the winter of 1997-98. I started off in charming Aswan, spent a week or two under canvas in a then-remote part of the Red Sea coast, and then a month or so in Alexandria (an experience recounted, in part, here: https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/03/07/when-i-was-not-arrested-in-egypt/).
I left Alexandria to visit the remote oasis of Siwa, in the Western Desert not very far from Libya, southwest of the Qattara Depression and only a mile or two from the first great dunes of the Great Sea of Sand:
I lived for a month, maybe longer, in a kind of small concrete chalet in the garden of the very small hotel I used. The hotel garden was sand but planted with closely-situated date palms. I discovered that dry date palm fronds, fallen from the trees, burn easily. Thus I inadvertently started a “tradition” of having a fire around which people gathered and talked in the cool of the evening.
Most visitors to the oasis would arrive on the one bus (a luxury Mercedes coach) in early evening, stay only one or two nights, then return to Alexandria (an 8-hour journey via Marsa Matruh on the coast). By the time I left, I had spent at least a month there and was the longest-resident foreigner save for a Finnish person who did Tai Chi on the flat roof of the hotel (well, maybe you have to be a little unusual to stay long at Siwa!) and an Anglican nun who wanted to set up a Christian centre there (not a very good idea even if the authorities approved it, which was almost inconceivable). Turned out that she knew a man who had tried (unsuccessfully) to teach me Physics when I was at school in the early 1970s. Small world.
I met a number of mostly young people there. I myself was an arguably youthful 41. Apart from the Finn and the English nun, I recall quite a few others who stayed at the oasis for longer than average. Some were more eccentric than others.
There was an odd young man from somewhere near Lancaster. When in the UK, he lived in a caravan on a red squirrel conservancy and had inherited a small legacy (£12,000, I think) from his grandmother. He had lived for eight years on that, in India. He said that India was both cheaper and dirtier than Egypt. I found both statements hard to believe.
Another oddity, also English, was someone about 28, whom I at first took to be some sort of evangelical Christian, but who in fact was a militant atheist. Very militant. He had bicycled across vast expanses (including the Kazakh steppe), using a specially-built bicycle which had water storage inside its frame. He had cycled from Alexandria and was planning to cycle from Siwa to the next oasis, Bahariya, a journey of some 250 miles to the East, on a desert road used only by occasional Egyptian Army patrols, perhaps once weekly. Not a good place to get a flat or run out of water. I wonder whether he made it.
One young lady, a very attractive French girl from Rennes, the capital of Brittany, was rather interested in me, but had a boyfriend with her, a pleasant young fellow from Montpellier, so our animated conversations did not lead anywhere, or any further…
We temporary “local expats” would eat such as molokhiya, a rather slimy but oddly tasty soup made mainly from green vegetables (jute leaves); more often we might have falafel, and maybe drink helba, a kind of yellow-green herbal tea made from fenugreek (Siwa was dry in both senses).
So what about those Jews? They were tourists from Israel, travelling in a group. Students. There seemed to be about 8 of them. None of them seemed to be overtly attached. The girls were quiet, pleasant, modest; the boys slightly less quiet. Only one was extremely unpleasant, a transplanted New York Jew aged about 25, with beard and carrying at all times a thick and obviously unread paperback about “the holocaust”. I cannot recall the exact title, something about the SS and “holocaust” anyway. This particular Jew was studying at some university at Jerusalem and within minutes had marked me as a probable enemy! My copy of Alan Clark’s Barbarossa probably triggered his interest.
The others in that Israeli group, in discussion with other tourists (including my French “girlfriend” who never became a girlfriend), seemed to be reasonable in that they were not looking for war with the Arab world, but of course the unspoken elephant in the room was the historical basis: the migration of millions of Jews to British Mandate Palestine and later Israel, which displaced the previous occupants.
Still, in that milieu, by the “camp-fire”, one could briefly believe in an Arab-Israeli concordat. Only the occasional presence of the American Jew Zionist fanatic disturbed that pacific fantasy. He personified the Zionist fanatics who never quite get around to moving permanently from New York, Los Angeles or London to “Eretz Israel”, yet they are the ones who, as much or more than the “native” Israelis, push the hardline Zionist agenda. Look at the recent film featuring the former heads of MOSSAD, Shin Beth etc. They seem, in principle, less warlike than both the American (etc) “diasporic” Jew fanatics and Israel’s own political leaders.
“@ChristiJunior@ArdanianRight Israel is majority-Jew at present, but it’s own government acknowledges that it will be majority-Arab in the very near future if demographic trends are not arrested and reversed.”
@ChristiJunior@ArdanianRight I think the Israeli government on some level has accepted the inevitability of a non-Jewish majority and the likelihood that its borders will be overrun. And that was quite possibly the motivation behind destabilizing Ukraine and cleaving it from the Russian sphere of influence — it is being prepped to be the next Jewish Homeland, using the ‘Khazar Hypothesis’ as justification.”
Could the above idea be correct? On the face of it, it seems absurd, but maybe not. After all, most present-day “Jews” are not even descended from ancient “Israelites” or New Testament-era “Jews”:
The Israeli government has put out a big effort trying to rubbish various research studies indicating that Ashkenazi Jews are not descended from ancient Biblical Jews. After all, the main justification for present-day “Jews” even being in Palestine/Israel has been that the present day “Jews” are descended from the ancient ones. Without that link, the present-day “Israelis” are either tourists or occupying invaders.
I suppose that the justification for the very existence of “Israel” as a state is
the claim that Israelis are the descendants of ancient Jews and/or Israelites; and
the claim that Jews have, since 1933 or thereabouts, needed a refuge under their own control, by reason of repression and particularly the so-called “holocaust” etc.
Both of the above reasons are central to Israel’s validity as a state. They are cultural and psychological pillars holding up the Israeli state. If both fall, Israel ceases to have validity at all beyond that conferred by invasion, conquest and occupation.
It can be seen why, on the one hand, a huge effort has been put up to rubbish the “Khazar” hypothesis, and also why Israel and its Jewish and other agents worldwide try to criminalize any historical examination of the farrago of nonsense presented to the masses in the West, especially, as “the” “holocaust”.
Both of the above are impliedly contained within the idea that states and organizations in the UK and elsewhere should sign up to (“adopt”) the so-called “International Definition of Antisemitism”, a tendentious nonsense which so far has been adopted fully by only about a dozen or so states out of nearly 200.
I saw newspaper speculation that Meghan Markle might try to become U.S. President! I suppose anything is possible. After all, Trump was such a joke that The Simpsons did a story, in the early 1990s, about him becoming President. Ho ho…as if that could ever happen!
The tweet, below, by one Titus Flavius (!) made me laugh!
Leading w/ ad hominem immediately exposes your position as weak. All thinking people reject the term "denier" for the valueless polarizing language of the indoctrinated cultist lobotomite that it is. You & Lipstadt are just paste eating #Zionist automatons protecting your frauds. pic.twitter.com/L1fjuMGDFI
I see that Charles met Greta Thunberg, who has “interrupted” her non-existent studies to attend the World Economic Forum. The photograph is interesting: Charles looking rather sheepish, Greta Nut looking mightily pleased with herself.
One has to think: what is behind this? The now-famous Swedish autistic has met the British Crown Prince, presidents, religious leaders (including the Pope) etc. Why? She is not educated even to a “high school” level, knows of scientific matters only the fragments that she has learned by heart from tracts etc. Above all, she has no solutions to the problems of “climate change”other than the complete shutdown of our present society and economy. Were she not in the news so often as a “world-famous activist”, one would, not unfairly, just dismiss her as an idiot or as a silly and irrelevant crank.
One has to ask what powerful forces are behind this unpleasant stunted creature. What powerful bloc finds Greta Thunberg a useful instrument? Why do people with far more education, knowledge, background, experience etc line up to worship at the “shrine” of Greta Thunberg?
Leaving aside the question of what forces are pushing the autistic to the fore, I find myself wondering what the future will hold for Greta Thunberg. She appears not only mentally but physically stunted, a 17 year old who looks about 12, if that. One cannot easily imagine her married, let alone a mother. As for some kind of career or profession, her attitude of “my way or the highway” would seem to render the idea almost impossible even if one leaves aside her lack of formal educational qualification.
Will Greta Thunberg carry on as she is at present, “demanding” that world leaders do as she wants (or else…), saying that “we children” (she recently changed that to “the youth”) “are watching” etc? Will she sink into obscurity? I would not be surprised were she to be hospitalized at some point. She sometimes strikes me as something out of the Tales of Grimm or Nordic folklore, a malicious and almost frightening creature not quite human.
@judgedread@ArdanianRight@ChristiJunior The Israelis know they can’t depend on America to be their regional bludgeoning instrument forever. As the racial and gender composition of America’s expeditionary forces becomes less white and less male, its fighting capability becomes dramatically less. And while drones and the eventuality of combat robots and other technological advances will make up some of the difference, there will never be a substitute for a white fighting man as an occupying force. The once-inexhaustible well of rural white boys for America’s war machine is about to run dry forever. Hence the panicked urgency for Trump to destroy Iran on Israel’s behalf.”
This has of course been a farce for a very long time. At least in the mediaeval period, there was no hypocrisy involved. You were a crony of the King, or helped him out in battle or otherwise, you got a title, and maybe the lands (and so, income) with which to support your new-found estate (status).
Later, absurdity (such as the creation of the “baronet” class, the earliest example of the “sale of honours”) went alongside honours given for real achievement in the arts, sciences and commerce.
There were scandals along the way. The sale of honours under Lloyd George was egregious not in quality (it happened before, it still happens in 2019) but in quantity. Few “average citizens” realize that hardly any of the still extant hereditary titles predate 1900. And that is before we even consider the “life peers”, which rival the baronetage is risibility.
A woman starts a bra company. Turns out that it is a house of cards that eventually collapses, but not before Michelle Mone is “elevated” to the House of Lords as a “baroness”, having convinced idiotic David Cameron-Levita that she is a great role-model. A West Indian woman’s son is killed by some white ruffians in a scuffle at a bus stop. What?! Oh my God! Make her a “baroness” too! And bung her family a hundred grand at the same time.
The “House of Lords” was badly “reformed” by Blair; a poorly-thought-out reform, like so much of his legislation. It is time to get rid of it.
As to the new honours list: I have not read it in detail but, for one thing, is it not incredible that Iain Dunce Duncan Smith, a proven liar and fraudster, should be “knighted”? His record:
A part-Japanese, who attended a secondary modern State school near Birmingham and then went to a substandard merchant navy school on Anglesey, later fraudulently inventing a university background (was found out, but sadly too late);
Poses as a kind of “upper class” Englishman by reason of having been a Scots Guards officer (never got beyond Lieutenant in 6 years, and was considered a deadhead even in Guards circles);
Married a wealthy wife but still, for a while, fraudulently claimed State benefits;
Has always sponged off his father-in-law, even —and to this day— living for free in a house on the latter’s estate in Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire;
Has wasted literally billions of State funds in trying to make his misconceived “welfare” “reforms” work, while subjecting the sick, disabled, unemployed etc to a regime characterized by an Oriental cruelty and vindictiveness;
Has, in effect, killed tens of thousands of people;
Fraudulently claimed hundreds of thousands of pounds on his MP expenses for “employing” his wife; she never did any work at all; Dunce was, however, never tried for what was a plain fraud on public monies;
Claimed that he could easily live on a few pounds a day; meanwhile he claimed on his MP expenses for underwear and also for a £39 breakfast at the Waldorf in London (among a huge number of other doubtful claims);
Has shown himself incapable of properly holding high office;
Time and again proven to be a liar.
Dunce is the most obviously unmeritorious recipient of an honour this time, but what about the degenerate singer-songwriter, Elton John? I should like to have him removed from the airwaves and from sight. There again, a black woman has apparently been given a minor honour for baking cakes. Also, there is the now-usual plethora of sports people etc. Win a cricket match or rugby game on the other side of the world? Knighthood. Bloody joke.
At the other end, there are the people who get honours for years of “service” (work). OK, and many may be meritorious; many may not be. I was slightly acquainted once (1980s) with a woman who later (2006 or 2007) got an honour (MBE, I think) “for fostering relations with Russia”. From what I heard on good authority, mainly carnal ones…
I think that this whole business needs a reboot, especially the higher honours, the “peerages”, “knighthoods” etc.