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Diary Blog, 30 September 2022, including an assessment of “Jack Monroe”, aka the “Bootstrap Cook”

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On this day a year ago

“Jack Monroe”, the “Bootstrap Cook”: an assessment

I have blogged (briefly) previously a few times about the person known as “Jack Monroe” (originally Melissa Hadjicostas, half-Greek Cypriot), whose rather clever nom de plume is “Bootstrap Cook”.

The name Jack Monroe is now her official name, it having been adopted by deed poll.

In the past, I was content to be at least neutral towards “Bootstrap Cook”, in that I felt that anyone putting almost anything into the public domain that might help the millions of financially-struggling people in the UK deserved at least a chance.

This is what Wikipedia has to say: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Monroe; her own website is here: https://cookingonabootstrap.com/.

Incidentally, this blog is written in the English language, and therefore does not refer to a woman (whatever her views or proclivities) as “they” or “them”.

“Ideological” criticism of “Bootstrap Cook” has come mainly from two directions. The first group would be those connected to or supportive of the “Conservative” regimes of 2010-present. They tend to say that there is no justification for the campaigning of “Bootstrap Cook” to raise State benefits etc, and that any food poverty that exists exists because the individuals subject to it cannot “budget” properly, or do not know how to cook cheap wholesome food.

An ignorant point of view (though not without a small kernel of truth, as with many basically lying narratives), which infuriates many, especially when expressed by the likes of Iain Dunce Duncan Smith, the MP who has also been a huge expenses blodger and fraudster, and who claimed vast amounts on his Parliamentary expenses (even a £39 hotel breakfast) while —as Secretary of State for the DWP— taking money away from people living in real poverty.

The second group who tend to criticize “Bootstrap Cook” are those who agree with much of her campaigning on benefits etc, but who say that she actually “enables” attacks on benefit recipients by reason of her claims that a family of 4 can be fed well on £20 a week or less.

Now, however, a third group has joined the fray, being those who claim that they and/or others have been taken for a ride by “Bootstrap Cook”, and that she is a “grifter”, or even an outright fraud, who has sold goods and services which were never delivered. These critics also claim that much of the “Bootstrap Cook” back-story is untrue, or embellished.

For example, it is said that “Bootstrap Cook” was either never in poverty herself, or was so for no more than 18 months. It is said that at least part of her financial difficulties were caused by her own (apparently past) alcohol and/or drug abuse. It is said that she makes up implausible stories about her past financial predicament, such as “having to” sell her little son’s beloved dinosaur toy to raise money (really? How much money would that raise? £1? £2? And how cruel is that, assuming the story to be true?).

It is also said that her parents are not badly-off financially, that they own buy-to-let property, and that her paternal grandfather was a millionaire. In other words, that “Bootstrap Cook” always had a financial lifeline. I have no idea whether, or to what extent, that may be, or may have been, the case.

Recently, following a storm of criticism on Twitter, “Bootstrap Cook” deleted her Twitter account, though others claim that she is merely taking a 40-hour “rest” from Twitter, and will return. Why 40 hours and not (as with Jesus Christ) 40 days, or whatever, I have no idea.

One of my few blog posts which mentioned “Bootstrap Cook”: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/08/25/diary-blog-25-august-2022-with-a-few-thoughts-about-poverty-and-living-through-hard-times/.

One aspect that interested me, as a former barrister, was the tendency of “Bootstrap Cook” to threaten some of her critics with legal action. A few years ago, “Bootstrap Cook” sued Katie Hopkins in libel.

Ms. Hopkins had libelled “Bootstrap Cook” entirely mistakenly as to the facts, had no defence whatever, and should have backed down and got out with minimal damage when she could have but, like many maximalisti, found sorry the hardest word, and so was hammered: £24,000 in damages, and very large legal costs. Ms. Hopkins had to sell her house in St. Leonard’s (the best residential district in Exeter) in order to pay those legal costs.

“Bootstrap Cook” retained as her solicitor Mark Lewis, the Zionist Jew who now lives in Israel, though he has also a professional foothold in London. His no-win no-fee cases have often been controversial.

I have blogged about Lewis in previous years, most recently in 2019: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/11/update-re-mark-lewis-lawyer-questions-are-raised/.

I have to wonder how nice a person “Bootstrap Cook” is, if she is on friendly terms with someone such as Lewis.

As soon as people started suggesting, a month or two ago, that “Bootstrap Cook” was somewhere between “grifter” and fraudster, out came the Twitter threat that Mark Lewis and libel would be wheeled out (frankly, not so much of a threat— by no means have all of Lewis’s cases been brought to a successful conclusion, and when he was censured and fined by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority about 4 years ago, his Counsel said that his fine should be reduced because his only possessions were his clothes, a mobility scooter. and a private pension worth £70 a week).

In fact, when “Bootstrap Cook” threatened libel action against Conservative Party MP Lee Anderson [Con, Ashfield] (in May of this year), nothing ever came of it, as far as I know:

Food journalist and activist Jack Monroe hinted at legal action against Anderson after he commented in an interview that “She’s taking money off some of the most vulnerable people in society and making an absolute fortune on [sic] the back of people”.[36] [Wikipedia].

It may be that Anderson will face legal action, but I have certainly not seen any news about an action having been launched. See https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/may/15/food-writer-jack-monroe-sues-tory-mp-claims-she-makes-fortune-poor-lee-anderson; and https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/20141345.southends-jack-monroe-sue-lee-anderson/.

The Guardian says “sues“, but the Independent said “hints at suing“, and I have seen nothing on the Mark Lewis Twitter output to the effect that he ever was “instructed” (the Guardian, again) on the matter. He may have been, he may not have been. I might add that all the news reports are from 15-16 May 2022; nothing since then.

Was Anderson right, though? As I have said, I was willing to cut “Bootstrap Cook” some slack, because in recent years, the past ~15 years, the social security system has become inadequate, pay for work has also become generally inadequate, and millions are struggling both to eat and keep sheltered and warm. My view was that any useable advice was, well, useful.

I still think that (despite the fact that, to me, many of the recipes of “Bootstrap Cook” do look like a dog’s dinner, and despite the fact that many disagree with her costings etc).

More serious criticism is that she has actually been making a pretty good living out of Patreon donations, while never or rarely providing the extras offered in exchange.

When I last looked, “Bootstrap Cook” had at least 800 Patreon donors giving a minimum of £1 a month. £800 a month. In itself not bad. When you consider that the suggested minimum is £3 a head, the total increases to £2,400 a month (perhaps). I have seen a tweet where the tweeter claims, truthfully or otherwise, to have been donating £44 a month. Well, you see the point. “Bootstrap Cook” must have an income from Patreon alone of between £800 and (?) perhaps as much as £8,000 a month. Or more. That’s before one takes into account book sales, other donations, paid (?) TV appearances, other appearances etc. We do not know.

Not that “Bootstrap Cook” claims poverty, these days. No, she claims, as I understand it (and perhaps truthfully) a degree of “precariousness” in her life and finances, and she is certainly not alone in that. It is almost the norm in the Britain of 2022.

“Bootstrap Cook” has a number of defence mechanisms. One is to threaten defamation actions, but the more usual tactic is to claim the shield of disability, and she has about two dozen options there.

A further defence tactic is, I read, to set her fanatical fans (she apparently calls them “flying monkeys“) onto any critics, and I have certainly seen tweets where mentally-disturbed fans have come close to suggesting violence against anyone daring to utter critical words.

The problem here is that “Bootstrap Cook” has become a totem for a certain tribe of virtue-signallers. Not really “the poor” but more the sort of people who like to think that they are socially-progressive etc. Facts do not matter to those people, belonging to the “right” tribe does. cf. “Covid”, Ukraine, “Black Lives Matter” and, of course, “FBPE/Remain/Rejoin” etc.

When you consider that someone who claims to be able to feed a family of 4 for £20 a week might be said to be, arguably or in effect, saying that UK benefits are perfectly OK and need not be increased, is that really something positive or not?

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It is better to be a little naive than very cynical, but the world makes it hard…

As many have noted, this whole Bootstrap Cook thing is more like a creepy cult than anything. It’s as if a lot of fairly affluent or at least not poor people have decided that supporting “Bootstrap Cook” —right or wrong— validates their evenings of going out, their Netflix subscription, their holiday in Cuba or Costa Rica, their new cars, and in fact their whole comfortable existence.

In fact, it reminds me of the “indulgences” sold by the Roman Catholic Church before the Reformation.

Not that that is necessarily the fault of the “Bootstrap Cook” herself.

Look at the loonies below, believing what they want to believe:

Well, if you can believe that the “royal” Mulatta is a sadly-abused “princess”, then believing that a poverty campaigner, who seems to be making “a nice little earner” out of it and naive followers, is a modern Joan of Arc, must be easy enough.

Well, that’s enough. There are hundreds of other tweets in similar vein.

As blogged previously, my view is that Bootstrap Cook’s stuff may well be of interest to many, though —as already said— much of it looks to me like carbohydrate-heavy food often presented like a dog’s dinner.

I do not think that “Bootstrap Cook” set out to defraud anyone, and it may be that she has no such intention now, but it does seem that legitimate questions about her fundraising have been asked by a number of donors, but not answered by her.

If people think that they are somehow accomplishing something by subsidizing the not-uncomfortable lifestyle of that person, then that is their business, in a sense, but it is legitimate for others, arguably more clear-minded, to ask “where is the money going?“, “is any of this true?“, and “are people being tapped for money under false pretences?“.

I can also see that her fans seem to be, almost entirely, not the truly poor but more those who are not “poor” but who support her “non-binary” profile, the “gender bender” aspects, and the general “government must do more for the poor” activism aspect.

I think that it is legitimate to question, not only “where the money went” (or goes), but also whether, in reality, whether Bootstrap Cook has actually influenced government, or large enterprises such as ASDA (it seems that one or two supermarket chains were actually paying her for advice or consultancy or something).

Poverty is a huge problem in the UK now. Anyone claiming to be expert in it must expect searching inquiry.

Is this all really just a morning TV virtue-signal writ large? After all, at the end of the day, the decisive question is what government does or fails to do.

I personally have no animus against “Bootstrap Cook”, but my view of her has certainly become far less positive over the years since I first heard of her.

I do think, also, that if you claim that a person can feed healthily on £5 a week, you are really playing into the hands of swine such as Dunce Duncan Smith, Esther McVey, Therese Coffey etc.

I think that anyone wanting to help “the poor” could probably do so more effectively via GoFundMe or local foodbanks than by subsidizing the lifestyle of “Bootstrap Cook”. Perhaps I am mistaken, but that is my firm view and opinion.

On a wider point, we have in the UK this msm thing whereby TV channels or shows like to have a “go-to” list. Brexit discussion? Call Farage. Free speech discussion? Call Toby Young. Poverty discussion? Call Jack Monroe. And so on.

Thus you get “activists” who are really just “famous for being famous activists”. The Caroline Criado-Perez phenomenon. A hundred thousand or a million Twitter followers but, outside Twitter etc, really unknown and without real influence.

Of course, the msm now like to feature (supposed) “experts” who are, if possible, young, female, and black. “Bootstrap Cook” is not black, but as “Meatloaf” once opined, “two out of three ain’t bad“…

Well, there it is. I prefer to concentrate on other and larger issues really, but felt that I should examine the above first, after the recent Twitter storm in a teacup.

[Update, same day: I happened to see an assessment by someone else. An investigative and/or opinion piece. https://katieroche.net/jack_monroe_investigation_main.html]

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All that the doomed “Conservative” Party had to do, to consign Labour to the bin, was select a leader to succeed “Boris”-idiot who was even slightly competent. It failed to do so. Endex.

The implications are clear: either the Con MPs get rid of Liz Truss as soon as they can, and put in someone who at least looks semi-competent, or the Con Party will be near-finished by next year. Same goes, of course, for Kwarteng, Cleverly, and Coffey.

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Ha ha. Yes, that ghastly little bastard Schofield is one of the worst people on TV in the UK; and, yes, it is peak contemporary Britain, just like…well, there are just too many examples around…

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TV detective drama

I, among others, including recently Peter Hitchens, have written about how NWO/ZOG propaganda is now embedded in TV dramas, “soaps”, ads etc. See https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/12/10/tv-ads-and-soaps-are-the-propaganda-preferred-by-the-system-in-the-uk/.

A good example was seen the other night. A new detective drama called Karen Pirie.

Set partly a few decades ago, partly in the contemporary era, even the older setting, in St. Andrews, Scotland, decades ago, had a black character appear. In a small town in what seems to be a bleak part of Scotland (I have never been there). Then we are introduced to the two detectives now investigating the cold case. One a small Scottish woman, the other a black or half-caste…

I do not have a great deal of patience with films or TV shows. If they do not catch the interest after 15 mins, switch— OFF. I gave this one 20 mins. A bloody bore, poorly conceived and worse-acted.

This evening, I saw an old episode of Wycliffe [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wycliffe_(TV_series)]. All characters more or less credible, and what I like best about Wycliffe is that it manages to catch the atmosphere of Cornwall well, from what I recall from when I lived there. It does not rely on cliche (most of the time, at least).

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One or two white children, out of over 30. Scotland’s future? In the centre of the photo, Scotland’s supposedly “nationalist” leader…

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Diary Blog, 22 August 2022

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On this day a year ago

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[regular readers of the blog will be aware that I often repost tweets by @EternalEnglish, who however has now had his Twitter “account” “suspended” (probably removed permanently). It happened to me in 2018, and of course has now happened to most of the interesting Twitter “accounts” formerly online, such as those of David Icke, the London Forum, Katie Hopkins, Patriotic Alternative, Alison Chabloz etc. So much for the “free society”].

…and what on Earth will it accomplish to stand in the street with a placard? Ha ha…

I think that I shall self-censor at this point…

Ellwood again. The “Conservative” MP from some kind of diplomatic or intelligence family background, who is now a colonel in the Reserves (TA, as was) 77th Brigade: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobias_Ellwood; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/77th_Brigade_(United_Kingdom)#Activities.

Why? Because the Jew-Zionist element always tries to destroy freedom of expression, particularly for non-Jews. Wake up.

Jesus H. Christ!

Still, if we had any real social-national party or movement, an economic shock like that might be a gamechanger politically, just as the 1929 Wall Street Crash and the consequent/subsequent Great Depression was for Hitler and the NSDAP.

The NHS 111 service is near-to-useless.

I favour a free-at-point-of-use NHS service, but only for British people, not for “health tourists” and all manner of riff-raff. How such a service can be funded is an open question. How such a service can be staffed is another question. The aim should be for the UK to train its own doctors and nurses, for one thing, and they should be forced to work in the NHS, and not allowed to emigrate to the white Commonwealth or elsewhere, for several years (in the case of doctors, perhaps 10 years).

Back in the 1970s, even 1980s, despite many Press stories about deficiencies, the NHS did work, most of the time. Now, mass immigration and NHS maladministration has ruined it.

Management, or rather mismanagement, is one of the really major problems with the NHS.

I see that the propaganda campaign is being readied to pretend to the public that they, the public, are to blame for the NHS not working properly, because they, the public, are actually requesting the services that the NHS is supposed to provide.

This winter, the NHS will not easily be able to blame the 2020-2022 “Covid” “panicdemic” for its inability to run itself properly, and it has been 3 or 4 years since other illnesses or conditions (eg “flu”) were blamed (almost every winter for many years).

If and when the UK has a real government, it must tackle the healthcare mess and the associated adult social care mess as a priority.

One idea might be to use a “dedicated” or “ring-fenced” tax only for the NHS. “National Insurance”, which is merely another tax on top of income tax, is paid into general government funds. If it, or a large part of it, were only usable for health services, the taxpayers would accept it far more readily, especially under a suitable name such as the unoriginal but easily-understood “Health Services Tax”. It is claimed that that would be less efficient; I think not.

Another point: blaming the consumer, or worker, or citizen, now seems to be “a thing” in the UK.

NHS not working right? It’s because Joe Public actually has a medical problem and wants it dealt with. Water shortage? It’s the fault of the public, because they actually want to have a bath or shower, and to water their plants. People cannot live on peanuts? It’s their fault, for being unable to “budget”, or cook, or enjoy “fasting” (going without food— yes, the Daily Telegraph suggested even that recently).

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Yet more censorship on the Twitter forum. A Chinese level of “control” is being exercised.

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[Odessa]

Diary Blog, 11 June 2022, with latest thoughts on the Ukraine situation

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On this day a year ago

Saturday quiz

This week brought another victory over political journalist John Rentoul: he scored 5/10, but I trumped that with 7/10. I did not know the answers to questions 1, 3, and 5. I admit to having guessed no. 10, but fair’s fair…

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From the horse’s mouth: the effects of the half-****** “Brexit” carried out by part-Jew chancer and liar “Boris”— an increase in non-European, non-white, immigration.

Of course, it is all too easy to eulogize the past, but a basically white Northern European society can progress; in our age, the black/brown societies cannot, which is why the forces of Evil support and promote “multiculturalism”, because it results in a never-ending cycle, the Eternal Recurrence, as Nietzsche put it.

In the 1970s, whatever problems Britain had could be solved, in principle. Now, with a far larger population generally (70 million instead of about 56 million) and huge non-white populations as part of that, I am not optimistic that problems can be solved. The direction of travel is downward.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jun/09/uk-social-mobility-tsar-wants-focus-on-small-steps-not-giant-leaps

Quite. Tweeter “@sorrelish” is right. Sophie Corcoran must come from the “George Osborne” school of social observation.

Seems that Sophie wants to make a well-paid “career” of making would-be “edgy” socio-political remarks, though naturally not “antisemitic” ones (the acid test…), in the manner of wastes of space such as Tom Harwood or, previously, Katie Hopkins, Toby Young etc.

Would-be “edgy”, rather than truly iconoclastic…

Interesting news from USA

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10905799/San-Francisco-ditches-progressive-chief-prosecutor-crime-tolerance-writes-TOM-LEONARD.html.

The USA has been heading down the road to chaos for a long time…

…and guess what? The sinister Jew conspirator, Soros, is up to his neck in it. Again.

Every. Single. Time.

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I wonder how many millions, or tens of millions, have died there as a result of other medical conditions left untreated (etc)? We shall never know.

“Lockdowns” are mad as well as tyrannical. Same goes for the facemask nonsense and, in general or mainly, “social distancing”.

Ukraine

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/10/ukraine-casualty-rate-russia-war-tipping-point

The Russian forces in Ukraine east of the Dnieper river are doing what I expected, though far more slowly than I expected. They are squeezing and trying to encircle the large Ukrainian forces in and around the Donbass (southeastern Ukraine). This is the main industrial area of the country and is already, effectively and mostly, in Russian hands, with pockets of resistance in places.

I had expected Russian forces to advance north and south from the areas of Kharkov and the Sea of Azov coast respectively, then forming a line through Zaporozhye and Dnipro, and up to/down from Kharkov, thus cutting off all Ukrainian forces east of that line.

The Russians have not done what I expected, perhaps because of supply problems, perhaps also because of the apparently successful Ukrainian counter-attacks in the Kharkov area. The Russians may have redeployed forces formerly in the Kharkov area further south, around Izyum and Lisichansk.

The present focus seems to be on the town of Severodonetsk.

Instead, there seems to be an attempt at a more limited encirclement, involving about a third of the area mentioned above.

The Guardian is reporting that Ukrainian casualties, both killed and wounded, may top 1,000 per day. Even the lower estimate of 600 per day would not be sustainable for long. The Russian attrition rate is believed to be far less now, partly because the Russian forces have a longer-range capacity:

“...with an artillery overmatch of 10 or 15 to one, according to the Ukrainians, it may well be that the invaders’ casualty rate is far lower at the moment, because they are able to deal death from a greater distance to defenders who cannot see them.” [Guardian]

Ammunition is certainly running short on the Ukrainian side, again by their own admission. Vadym Skibitsky, the deputy head of Ukraine’s military intelligence, has said Ukraine is using 5,000 to 6,000 artillery rounds a day, and has “almost used up” its stockpile of Soviet 152mm standard shells. It is now relying on Nato-standard 155mm howitzers; it is unclear how many of these it has.” [Guardian]

Western support is still in place, as shown by the UK announcement to supply a handful of – perhaps three – multiple rocket launchers this week, even if Kyiv said almost immediately it wanted many times more. But it is Russia’s forces that have found a way to advance in the Donbas, raising the question of whether the three-month war is at another turning point.” [Guardian]

If Russian forces can succeed even in this more limited encirclement, they will capture huge numbers of prisoners (usable as bargaining chips), and territory, but also will more easily be able to overrun much of the territory of Ukraine east of the Dnieper and south of Kiev and Kharkov.

If the Russian forces succeed in their present operation, then I would expect them to attempt something akin to the larger encirclement of territory suggested at the top of this blog post. There may be relatively little opposition by that time. Also, the open and flat rural landscape will play to Russia’s strengths.

At that point (assuming that Zaporozhye, Dnipro, and perhaps Kharkov are all taken or bypassed), a very large assault on Kiev might be prepared.

I am assuming that the Ukrainian side is talking about their shortages of arms and ammunition in the hope that the UK and US (etc) will provide more and better. Maybe they will, maybe not.

That might be the case were Kiev seriously threatened. NWO/ZOG seems to want to provoke further conflict, so who knows?

Michael McFaul

I keep seeing hawk-like anti-Russia tweets from one Michael McFaul, Professor McFaul, of Stanford University (California). Turns out that he is a former U.S. Ambassador to Russia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_McFaul.

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How can a more advanced society be created with such as those? In fact, how can even a reasonably-decent society, such as ours still (just-about) is, even be maintained? It cannot.

Desperate fighting, akin to the WW2 battle for Stalingrad, though on a far smaller scale.

So constructed ~1972. Ironic that the Soviet Union finally became at least liveable only a decade or so before its collapse.

The Jew Zelensky and his whole cabal know that their main chance is to lure the NATO allies deeper and deeper into this war, until —in effect— NATO forces are fighting Russian forces. Unfortunately, the largely Jewish-controlled or strongly influenced msm in the UK, USA and elsewhere are pushing Zelensky’s line, and his demand for more and heavier weaponry, and for more ammunition, rockets etc. If acceded to, that could lead to a nuclear war in Europe, and indeed across the USA, as well as across Russia.

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Diary Blog, 27 May 2022

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On this day a year ago

Monkeypox

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10859295/Pets-like-hamsters-guinea-pigs-CULLED-stop-monkeypox-spread-new-guidance.html.

I would prefer to see an entirely different kind of cull.

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A social problem that could be solved overnight, were there the political will to do it.

Just imagine— FIVE MILLION Twitter-twits think that the mentally-afflicted Swedish autistic, aged 19, is worth “following”…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Clark.

With a couple of exceptions, the New Zealand women I have encountered have all been aggressively politically-correct (and frighteningly-ignorant) wastes of space. I wonder why.

Helen Clark thinks that cannabis use should be de-criminalized but that “the wrong sort” of opinions on social media should be criminalized. That tells you all you need to know about her.

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It is ironic that those of us often accused of wanting to institute dictatorship are in the forefront of the battle for free speech, freedom of expression, reasonable civil rights.

It is the pseudo-liberal supporters of the System, such as the Jew-Zionist element, the supposed supporters of (System) “democracy”, mainstream politicians etc (including most TV “celebrities” and talking heads, most “journalists” and other scribblers, most “human rights”-squawking barristers) who are on the other side, wanting strict “lockdowns”, shutdowns, forced vaccination, control of social media, and prosecution for anything “anti-Semitic” and/or “racist” etc.

Rory Stewart

Meanwhile, winning this week’s prize for stating the very obvious— Rory Stewart:

Rory Stewart says, though slightly more diplomatically, that Boris-idiot is a narcissistic waste of space, unfit for office. True, and many of us were tweeting and blogging the same, years ago. Still, “those who live in glass houses should not throw stones“…

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/05/03/will-rory-stewart-mp-be-prime-minister/.

Ukraine

“Ukraine’s armed forces and regional officials say Russia is launching attacks on all fronts in eastern Ukraine in what seems to be new offensive.” [The Guardian].

I think that the Russian forces are now doing what I thought they were trying to do about a month ago, i.e. drawing a line from the coastal regions of the Sea of Azov and Black Sea up the eastern bank of the river Dnieper through Zaporozhye and Dnipro [former Dnepropetrovsk], then towards Kharkov, with the aim of eliminating all Ukrainian forces to the east of that line, then occupying all territory to the east of that line.

Once the above has been accomplished, the strategy may well be to strike north from Dnipro and west from the Kharkov area (once Kharkov is either taken or isolated), thus controlling and/or occupying almost all of Ukraine east of the Dnieper and south of Kiev itself.

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Ha ha! I could not ignore that prize example of socio-political idiocy. Seems that there are still “useful idiots” around who idolize the Jew Marx. Not that everything he wrote was wrong; even Hitler said that (see Hitler’s Table Talk). However, what was, in its heyday, a serious political movement, meaning Marxism, or Marxism-Leninism, has become (gradually, since the 1950s) a farrago of nonsense play-politics, on the periphery of both events and political thought.

Incidentally, the two specimens above are students at Exeter University: see https://twitter.com/Franhendersonx.

In the famous words of Marx himself: “…first time as tragedy, second time as farce“…

Thus actor-turned-activist Laurence Fox displays ignorance of history, ethnology, and politics, all in two short tweets. As I have written previously, you can dump Fox in the same bin as Toby Young, James Delingpole, Breitbart, GB News, the fake “Free Speech Union”, UKIP/Brexit Party/Reform Party, Nigel Farage, “Tommy Robinson”, and Katie Hopkins (etc):

Grifting wastes of space, as well as controlled opposition.

Not that all that they say is wrong…see below:

A couple of my own experiences: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/01/15/diary-blog-15-january-2022-including-an-outline-of-the-failure-of-the-latest-jew-zionist-attempt-to-prosecute-me/.

The truth of that becomes more apparent daily.

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Jewish. Every. Single. Time.

You only have to look at the “British” Cabinet and also the non-Cabinet ministers. Jews, part-Jews, Indians, Pakistanis. Where are the English?

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Diary Blog, 14 November 2021, with a few thoughts about writers and films

Angela Merkel retires from public life

[Merkel’s legacy]

A few thoughts on the subject of writers, and filmed books

The writer Wilbur Smith has died.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-59278275;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilbur_Smith

I think that I have only read one or two of his books, long ago, in the 1970s. He sold 140 million copies altogether. When I visited Rhodesia in 1977, I found that the only large (perhaps even, the only) bookshop in Salisbury (now Harare) sold few books from Europe or North America (because of the anti-Rhodesia sanctions imposed, and because of shortage of foreign currency). South African or locally-published books about how to look after your horse, dog, even tropical fish, seemed to be the main stock-in-trade. Those, and Wilbur Smith.

Smith’s huge success as author did not translate well onto film, judging by the two films seen by me (Gold, and Shout at the Devil). Some have thought that the film The Wild Geese was based on a book by Smith, but that is not so [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wild_Geese].

At one time, I thought that the book The Rain Goddess [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rain_Goddess] was one of his, but in fact it was written by another writer, Peter Stiff [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Stiff].

Some writers, some characters, do not translate well onto film, or are hard to film credibly. In my opinion, Raffles has never been brought to life successfully. The same could be said of Chesterton’s Father Brown stories.

One writer usually poorly-represented in the films of his books was Alistair Maclean; at least eleven of whose books were filmed. The best I have seen is probably Where Eagles Dare, though Ice Station Zebra is also not too bad. Some of the films based on Alistair Maclean books are very poor indeed, though, e.g. When Eight Bells Toll [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Eight_Bells_Toll_(film)].

Even much-filmed John le Carre has often not translated well onto screen. The BBC series Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was incomparable, its sequel, Smiley’s People, also very good (and another mini-series, A Perfect Spy, was not bad, lifted by the stellar performance of Peter Egan); le Carre’s stuff is better in such series format, hard to squeeze into the couple of hours of a feature film.

The Tinker, Tailor film released a decade ago was, for me, pretty poor, pedestrian, though it seems that only the more thoughtful critics agreed with me! See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinker_Tailor_Soldier_Spy_(film)#Critical_response.

It may be that the best feature film adaptation of le Carre was the black and white The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, with Richard Burton:

I myself rarely read any kind of fiction now; when young, I did. In the adventure genre, my favourite was Hammond Innes [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammond_Innes]; rather forgotten now, I suppose. Four of his books were filmed, but (in my view) only one quite well, The White South, which was filmed as Hell Below Zero; the film contains historically-valuable, though unpleasant, footage of actual Antarctic whaling.

My favourite Hammond Innes book is The Strange Land, but it was never filmed.

Some writers’ books, which you would think would have made exciting films, never were filmed. Desmond Bagley [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Bagley] comes to mind. Adventure in tropical or other wild parts of the world: espionage, crime, treasure-hunting. I have only read a couple of his books. I recall reading The Vivero Letter about 50 years ago. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vivero_Letter_(novel).

Desmond Bagley, like Hammond Innes, can create a credible and quite gripping world out of strange and unusual events.

Another author whose work went largely but not entirely unfilmed was Elleston Trevor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elleston_Trevor. His spy story The Berlin Memorandum, written under the nom de plume “Adam Hall”, was filmed as The Quiller Memorandum, though not very credibly, in my opinion. Somewhat in the Len Deighton area [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len_Deighton].

Trevor is arguably better known as the writer of the book The Flight of the Phoenix, filmed twice. As usual, the earlier film was the better by far.

Len Deighton himself (he is still around, presently aged 92) has had a number (I think three) of his early books filmed, and quite successfully, perhaps (?) because they are not as reflective and “psychological” as those of le Carre and some others. The IPCRESS File, Funeral in Berlin, Billion Dollar Brain. Indeed, his own later work is more complex.

[title sequence from Billion Dollar Brain; directed by Ken Russell; music by Richard Rodney Bennett]

Tweets seen

This kind of “pile-on” is typical of Twitter, of course. Not that Twitter is of any real importance now. Most of the really interesting accounts have been “suspended” (expelled), including mine!

My own Twitter account was removed in 2018 after a big effort by a pack of Jew extremists. Now we see almost any “dissident” account worth looking at removed. The better-known names include David Icke, Mark Collett, Laura Towler, Alison Chabloz, Katie Hopkins, the London Forum. Many others.

The purge on Twitter continues: only a week ago, the account of thinker Nick Kollerstrom was removed. Why? Usual (((suspects))), of course…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Kollerstrom

I repost tweets on the blog as a quick and easy way of making points or illustrating matters, but in fact Twitter has little real political influence. I have blogged in the past about this. I am always seeing accounts with, supposedly, thousands of “followers” yet only a handful of “likes” or retweets on any given tweet. Some accounts do get hundreds and even thousands of likes/retweets, but then you look at the profile and find that those accounts (mostly of the “famous”) have hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of Twitter followers.

As I have blogged previously, it says much about the self-describing “Left” that their big idea is to “deplatform” this or that person or organization. Nothing to say about society or how to form a better one; just negativity. That is why such people rarely get anywhere politically. Their lives revolve around Twitter. Many of the Zionist Jew cabal on Twitter are like that. They even have a word for themselves, “J-Twitter”.

As for the campaign of propaganda (not only “Covid” passports etc but the whole racemixing campaign), I was alerting the people to that years ago. Now, many are waking up.

However, that propaganda campaign is not aimed at people like me (65-y-o), nor indeed at those in their fifties or forties, nor even at those in their thirties and twenties. This is propaganda, and subliminal propaganda, aimed mainly at children, whose critical faculties are at an early stage of development.

The idea is to normalize the multikulti society, the society composed of various and very different races and ethnic groups, which society will then form the mixed-race mass promoted by Coudenhove-Kalergi.

See: https://www.westernspring.co.uk/the-coudenhove-kalergi-plan-the-genocide-of-the-peoples-of-europe/; and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_von_Coudenhove-Kalergi.

TV ads and “soaps” are an important part of this propaganda campaign: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/12/10/tv-ads-and-soaps-are-the-propaganda-preferred-by-the-system-in-the-uk/. Written by me in December 2018, and even more pertinent today.

More tweets

The ignorance of the police about the very laws they are supposed to enforce is one of the most alarming things today. They often seem to have a completely wrong idea about what the law actually is. This became apparent during the stupid “lockdown” shutdown.

Man proposes, God disposes…

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10194941/Gurapareet-Bains-claimed-invent-worlds-healthiest-meal-dies-heart-attack-aged-43.html

Afternoon music

After the earlier discussion of writers, books, films, and film music, here is the full suite from Billion Dollar Brain, music written by Richard Rodney Bennett [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Rodney_Bennett]

John Bean— obituary

https://counter-currents.com/2021/11/remembering-john-bean/

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bean_(politician).

General Donkey speaks

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/nov/14/uk-must-be-ready-for-war-with-russia-says-armed-forces-chief

Actually, I love donkeys, but not those carrying the rank of general officer.

Imagine a real war between NATO (i.e. the USA, i.e., in reality, NWO/ZOG) and Russia. It would quite likely turn nuclear. Britain is still the USA’s “unsinkable aircraft carrier” in the words, I believe of Roosevelt. You could say goodbye to the UK and most of the British people, were the UK to be attacked; we are just too small, geographically, and have too many people (and too many key targets) in far too small a space. Britain could do a lot of damage to Russia, but not destroy Russia. Russia, however, could destroy the UK, in effect.

Why is Britain still being the poodle of the American NWO cabals? It’s madness. Better to join with Russia, against both NWO/ZOG and, if necessary, China, and certainly against both Zionism and Islamism.

More tweets

Marr is of course compromized, in general terms: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2200493/Andrew-Marr-caught-kissing-groping-mystery-woman-outside-Soho-nightclub.html; not in a position to be too censorious as to the sexual aspect, though of course the facts in his case were very different, in that no misuse of public funds occurred.

A video worth watching

Late tweets

Denison’s Island. I have been there, in 1967, aged 10, with my school class. There was no-one else there at the time except the custodians. Strange place, quite small inside (the walls are over 12 ft thick in places), with a small area of lawn and a few old cannon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Denison. 54 years ago. Hard to believe.

The constant and seemingly neverending push for vengeance (not “justice”) against Germany and German people by the international Jew-Zionist lobby is, quite exactly, “a kind of distasteful Old Testament thing“, akin to the behaviour exhibited by the Israelites thousands of years ago.

For true European people, the idea of carrying on persecution of individuals, or a state, or country, for decades or even hundreds of years (will the Zionists stop whining and/or bullying in 2045?), for alleged crimes which are not continuing, is indeed distasteful.

The Japanese, or many of them, treated Allied prisoners abominably during WW2. We, meaning the British, after the war ended, hanged or shot a relatively few and clearly proven war criminals, persons who had cruelly or brutally transgressed the accepted rules of war. The rest were released.

Now, nearly 80 years later, we do not seek out Japanese who were 18-y-o typists or even sentries, and put them on trial in a grotesque parody of courtroom “justice”, which is actually (in the case of of 90 or 100 year old SS men or German female ex-typists) a deliberately-contrived ordeal because of the defendants’ age and medical condition.

Likewise, no-one has suggested that those who, at age 18 or 16 were typists or security guards at, say, Los Alamos, should be tried for “facilitating” mass murder of Japanese civilians at Hiroshima. That would be not only unjust but, as said, grotesque.

The same could be said of British people who worked as typists or teenage Home Guard personnel etc at RAF bases from where bombers left to devastate the cities of the Reich in 1941-45, killing between 600,000-800,000 people, mostly civilians, mostly women and children.

The German bombings of the UK killed far fewer, 60,000 or so, but that was still devastation on a wide scale; yet the British do not constantly whine about it now, and did not at the time, or immediately after 1945.

The attitude of many Jews, particularly the hardcore Zionists, is at odds with the culture of Europeans, including British. So why the trials? Because the present German state is still, in a sense, “occupied”…

Late music

Diary Blog, 21 July 2021

Tweets seen

Egregious political chancer George Galloway saying that he is not “antisemitic” because, inter alia, when he was working undercover as a pro-ANC agent in South Africa in the 1980s, Jews were those who provided him with cars, overnight accommodation (and cash?) etc.

At that time, Galloway was General Secretary of War on Want, a supposed charity partly funded (then, though not now, I think) by the British taxpayer. It gets EU monies as well.

Galloway got into trouble over his expenses. He was cleared of actually stealing (embezzling), apparently, but all the same had to repay nearly £2,000 (worth maybe £10,000-£20,000 now). He never sued over allegations in the Daily Mirror that he had been enjoying “a life of luxury” at the expense of War on Want’s donors: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Galloway#War_on_Want.

The point Nick Griffin is making, and justly so, is that Jews are always behind any attacks on white Northern European culture and politics. There they were in South Africa, the Jews, making money, living in large numbers in the most expensive parts of Cape Town and Johannesburg (to the extent that white people in Africa used to call “Jo’burg”, “Jewburg“!), yet at the same time undermining the whole foundation of that society.

Now look at the UK, France, Germany, Scandinavia, USA, Canada, Australia etc…

As for Galloway, how pathetic is it that he, and many like him who are self-describing “Left” or “socialist” types, oppose Jewish hegemony and supremacism in Palestine, yet pay lip-service to Jews and the Jewish “community” in the UK, France etc? Truly pathetic.

On the pseudo-nationalist side of UK politics (as in the USA) you get people, especially those trying to make a living out of their activities, who loudly proclaim their (usually unwanted) allegiance to the Jews and Israel: Katie Hopkins, Breitbart, “Prison Planet” Watson, “Tommy Robinson” (Stephen Yaxley-Lennon), Anne Marie Waters, Jayda Fransen, “Sargon of Akkad” (Carl Benjamin) and others.

Politically-speaking, and in fact usually in general, foolish people. They are political nullities, dependent for their income —and such prominence as they have— on their social media profile. If that is taken away, they have nothing left.

More tweets seen

Before the political midgets currently “ruling” the UK “defy” China in the South China Sea, they should take a look (Wikipedia has overviews) at the relative strengths of the Royal Navy of the UK, as against the Chinese navy. Britain has about 2 or 3 dozen large ships and submarines, and about 170 naval aircraft. The Chinese have some 600 ships and a similar number of naval aircraft. I suppose the idea is that the UK will be a poodle for American power, again…

The absurd irony is that, while Britain is undertaking gestures of the above sort, Chine people are flooding into the UK. Take a look at any British city. Boris-idiot has also invited up to 6 MILLION Hong Kong Chinese to live here.

Yes, they may be, some of them, anti-Peking. Don’t place too much reliance on that. Anyway, the numbers are huge, and will change our whole society.

That (((Myers))) individual used to tweet rubbish about me and others, but went quiet for a while after he was exposed as a pathetic little sex pest a few years ago: https://www.legalcheek.com/2017/11/junior-barrister-whose-inappropriate-behaviour-made-women-feel-uncomfortable-admits-he-got-professional-help-after-metoo-shaming/; https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/gq-fires-rupert-myers-online-allegations-a8009961.html

Law Commission report on proposed changes to the law on communications offences

“The new “harm-based” communications offence
1.33 The offence that we recommend should replace section 127(1) of the CA 2003 and
the MCA 1988 is an offence based on a communication’s potential for harm rather
than on its content fitting within a proscribed category (such as “grossly offensive” or
“indecent” content). Specifically, we recommend that it should be an offence for a
person to send or post a communication (letter, electronic communication, or “article”,
in the sense of “object”) that is likely to cause harm to a likely audience, intending that
harm be caused to that likely audience. “Harm” for this purpose is defined as
psychological harm amounting to at least serious distress.


1.34 This moves the focus away from broad categories of wrongful content, as we see in
the current offences, to a more context-specific analysis: given those who were likely
to see the communication, was harm likely or not likely? This formulation therefore
ensures that, first, communications that are genuinely harmful do not escape criminal
sanction merely because they cannot fit within one of the proscribed categories.
Secondly, communications that lack the potential for harm are not criminalised merely
because they might be described as grossly offensive or indecent etc
.

1.36 The fault element for our recommended offence is set at a higher level of culpability
than is the case under the current law: the defendant must intend to cause serious
distress. Under section 127(1) CA 2003, the defendant need only have intended to
have sent the communication of the proscribed character (ie they need not have
intended any particular result). The MCA 1988 offence requires proof that the
defendant intended to cause alarm or distress, which is the same fault element as
harassment (but, notably, harassment requires a course of conduct, whereas the
communications offence is complete at the point of sending a single communication).
Our threshold is higher; it requires proof that the defendant intended to cause
psychological harm amounting at least to serious distress
.” [Law Commission report]

I have not yet read the full report, but what I have read so far seems to be (and could hardly not be) an improvement on the existing Communications Act 2003, s.127, which has been abused for years by Jew-Zionist cabals. notably the “Campaign Against Antisemitism” (fake charity) crowd.

I contributed (as a member of the public) to that report. What effect (if any) my contribution had, I have no idea. No matter. “The stars in their courses fight on the side of the just” [Chinese proverb].

Late tweets

I have noticed the same phenomena, more or less, at the Waitrose (the only fairly close local supermarket), a mile or two from my home. I was there yesterday. No-one wearing latex gloves, but 90% or more masked, and I even saw one idiot wearing a helmet with a visor, as though Ebola virus was about, rather than Covid-19 (which has killed about one in every thousand people in the UK, and a far smaller proportion where I live). Different ages, but the vast majority at least of retirement age, reflecting the age-demographic locally (and especially true of local Waitrose shoppers).

Introduce that tyrant to Madame Guillotine.

The history of the middle and late 20thC would have been very different had that come to pass.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Marples#Flight_to_Monaco; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Marples; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beeching_cuts.

[David: Napoleon Crossing the Alps; an example of the choleric temperament]

Diary Blog, 23 May 2021

“Antisemitism” is not a crime

That Metropolitan Police reply to the Jew troll Twitter account, “@gnasherjew”, displays an ignorance of the law irritatingly common among the police today.

Crown Court and other judges in, for example, the Alison Chabloz cases, have made it clear time after time in recent years that “antisemitism” is not a crime in England. Not a “hate crime”, not any kind of crime.

The same goes for so-called “holocaust” “denial” (an incident of historical revision and/or revisionism).

To use the language of the old-style bank managers, it is “disappointing” that the police, charged with upholding the law, so often now seem not to know or understand what the law actually is…

Woodentops.

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/.

Inflation

Well worth reading: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-9608017/PETER-HITCHENS-remember-inflation-wrecking-lives-coming-back.html.

Afternoon music

“Tommy Robinson” attends pro-Israel demonstration/march

Twitter is full of the fact that the fake “British nationalist” known as Tommy Robinson has attended the quite small pro-Israel march in London, estimated as fewer than 10,000 (I think), compared to the 200,000-strong anti-Israel march recently.

[Update, same day: Seems that I was too generous (arguably a fault of mine); the pro-Israel march in London today was in fact only about 1,500 in number; Israelis, other Jews, and a few pro-Jew doormats. See https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/free-gaza-from-hamas-british-jews-rally-against-terrorism-in-central-london/]

I notice that the (((occupied))) msm photographed today’s march mostly close-up, to make it seem better-attended than it was.

“Robinson” is a political irrelevance, of course. Even a couple of years ago, when his profile was higher, his vote in the European elections (NW England) was only 2.2% [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Robinson_(activist)#Political_activities].

The pro-Israel “activists” of that sort (others being “Prison Planet” Watson, Katie Hopkins etc) are just a distraction; wastes of space.

The Jews who organized today’s small pro-Israel demonstration (only 1,500 attended, out of 250,000+ Jews in the UK), have issued statements criticizing “Robinson” for having attended. They despise him, yet there he was, literally wrapping himself in the Israeli flag! What more can he possibly do to try to ingratiate himself with “them”?

In fact, was I too generous in thinking that the crowd today numbered even 1,500?

Some Jewish newspapers have said “thousands” attended…Well, I think that we know that “their” arithmetic is often very inflated and contrived!

Other tweets seen

My own assessment of Owen Jones, from early 2019: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/04/a-brief-word-about-owen-jones/. See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/05/19/peter-hitchens-and-his-views/.

Is this somehow surprising, when Hollywood is 99% controlled by Jews?

To each his own…

Late music

Diary Blog, 20 January 2021

In responding to the grandeur of the stars, the only answer is awe.

Where will people turn when the time comes?

I caught the last 5-10 mins of Radio 4 Today Programme. Some fellow whose voice betrayed his smug certainty of knowing “the truth”…That person managed to get away with several meaningless statements such as “populism is Right Wing” (“rightwing” stopped being a useful descriptor decades if not centuries ago), finishing up with the assertion that “populists” were trying to “latch on to anti-lockdown protests” but that would not help the “populists” because it put them in the same place as “the nutters who think that the virus is caused by 5G“.

Well, I don’t think that many imagine that “the virus” is or was caused by 5G, though there seems to be at least some evidence that 5G has deleterious health effects. After all, the public were told for decades that high-tension power lines caused no health problems. Now?

There is no known mechanism by which magnetic fields of the type generated by high voltage power lines can play a role in cancer development. Nevertheless, epidemiologic research has rather consistently found associations between residential magnetic field exposure and cancer.” [Forbes Magazine] https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2014/09/01/do-high-voltage-power-lines-cause-cancer/?sh=254028206497

Not understanding why something happens is not the same as something not happening.

Moving back to “populism”, I think that it is true that mere populism is usually short-lived, built as it is on the shifting sands of public opinion. Without ideological structure, a populist protest movement is a jellybag and cannot create anything lasting. I noted that in previous blog posts about the EDL and the “Football Lads’ Alliance”: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/10/09/football-lads-alliance-march/

The sine qua non is ideology. After that, structure and organization. Numbers come later.

In the UK, stormy times lie ahead. The necessity is for an ideologically-sound advance guard, leading a tightly-controlled party. Once that exists, numbers will come and the people will respond, in the right external circumstances.

What group or tendency opposes the existing System in the UK? Not the self-describing “Left”, meaning the ragbag of Jews, other anti-whites, pseudo-socialists, “refugees welcome” dimwits, and “antifascists” (etc). They, indeed, are more loyal to the System even than “normie” “conservatives”! You only have to look at their favourite echo-chamber, Twitter. They want stricter “lockdown” “rules”, more censorship, arrests of dissidents (sometimes even those who themselves are self-describing “Left”-oriented). They support the “rights” of transnational exploitative companies such as Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, and mostly want to “deplatform” those of whose views they disapprove (if they cannot have them arrested or attacked), while themselves retaining the Twitter accounts which are their main focus in life.

The above types are almost invariably in the pocket, in effect, of the Jewish lobby, despite the fact that that lobby despises them. You only have to look at Corbyn, McDonnell and other Labour Party idiots. They were still singing the praises of the Jews, and supporting the “holocaust” farrago, even as the Zionists toppled them and stamped on them! Political masochism.

The weakness of the pseudo-socialists (etc) is made manifest when they want to attack, eg social-nationalists. They appeal to authority in the shape of the officials of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or the police. Just like the Jewish lobby, in fact…

The strength or, rather, weakness of the self-describing “Left” was exposed in the 2019 General Election. Weak as weak could be.

The self-describing “Left” has pretty much given up on trying to create a better society or a “revolution”. Its main aim now is negative: to “defeat” those it opposes by having them “deplatformed” or, in their wildest dreams, arrested by the System police and convicted eventually of some so-called “hate crime”. The obvious example is that of Alison Chabloz (convicted of satirizing “holocaust” fakery in song), but there are several others.

[Alison Chabloz]

There is every chance that, if a credible social-national party can emerge and survive for a while, circumstances and events might propel it to power far faster than most imagine. There is no real opposition to that except the System itself; the other would-be contenders (the pseudo-socialists etc) are just a wall of noisy squawking on Twitter. They have no power.

Weather

Interesting dissenting film seen on Twitter:

Other tweets seen today

Even more or less mainstream journalists such as Peter Hitchens are now being shadowbanned, censored, even deplatformed. First they came for the…”Nazis”?...

You can see what is happening. The international conspiracy first censored and “deplatformed” social-national people such as me (the Jews had me chucked off Twitter in 2018), and anything likely to make people think twice about whether Hitler was “evil” (hence the banning on YouTube of almost all 1930s or “Third Reich” material).

Then came the turn of the “alt-Right”, such as Katie Hopkins, Tommy Robinson etc; and also those with interesting dissident views. David Icke, for example.

Now, we see that the caravan has moved on. Mainstream journalists are being censored and banned. YouTube even took off, for a while, the channel of talkRadio, a major UK radio station, and I believe that some material is still banned.

This is all in preparation for 2022 and “the Great Reset”.

Morning music

More tweets

That, then, will be the chance for social-national rebirth. Then, we shall be able to say, “we’re back!

This is no co-incidence. Look at that map. Look where the dividing line is. Think back to where the Western cabals allowed the Marxist-Leninist control to extend westward: in their plans, to the Rhine, but Sovietism did not get quite that far. Now, with Russia and Eastern Europe resisting, the new plan, in part, is to eliminate at least White European Christendom in the Central and Western parts of Europe.

Anyone who supports the migration-invasion is an enemy.

Incidentally, observe the “smiling when there is no obvious reason to smile” in the very sinister Barbara Lerner Spectre: a kind of erratic rictus, like a malfunctioning back light. Very much a Jewish characteristic, and often seen on TV interviews.

Image

Daniel Hannan: the personification of braindead and/or mad (pseudo-) “libertarianism”. Wants 4 million Hong Kong Chinese to come to the UK!

Wall. Squad. End.

Another of thousands of examples of the Twitter mass purge of anyone not signed up to the “Great Reset” and “Great Replacement”.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savitri_Devi

Savitri Devi, circa 1937.jpg
[Savitri Devi, France 1937]

Savitri Devi Mukherji (born Maximiani Julia PortasFrench: [mak.si.mja.ni pɔʁ.tɑ]; 30 September 1905 – 22 October 1982) was a French-born proponent of Nazism who served the Axis powers by committing espionage on the forces of the Allies of World War II in India.[1][2][3] She was later a leading member of the Nazi underground during the 1960s.[1][3][4]

Savitri was a proponent of a synthesis of Hinduism and Nazism, proclaiming Adolf Hitler to have been sent by Providence, much like an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu.[5] She believed Hitler was a sacrifice for humanity which would lead to the end of the Kali Yuga induced by the Jews, who she felt were the powers of evil.[3]

Her writings have influenced neo-Nazism and Nazi occultism,[6] and more contemporaneously, she has influenced the alt-right.[7] Rejecting Judeo-Christianity, she believed in a form of pantheistic monism; a single cosmos of nature composed of divine energy-matter.[8] Within neo-Nazism, she promoted occultismecology,[9] and the New Age movement. She also influenced the Chilean diplomat Miguel Serrano. In 1982, Franco Freda published a German translation of her work Gold in the Furnace, and the fourth volume of his annual review, Risguardo (1980–), was devoted to Savitri Devi as the “missionary of Aryan Paganism“.[1]

Devi was a pioneer in animal rights activism, and was a vegetarian from a young age and held ecologist views in her works. She wrote The Impeachment of Man in 1959 in India[3] in which she declared her views on animal rights and nature. According to her, human beings do not stand above the animals; but in her ecologist views, humans are rather a part of the ecosystem and should respect all life, including animals and the whole of nature.

She always held radical views on vegetarianism[3] and supported the death penalty for those who did not “respect nature or animals”. She once broke into laboratories and took animals being held there, releasing them from being used in experiments.[citation needed] She believed that vivisectioncircusesslaughter and fur industries among others do not belong in a civilized society.”

Her most famous book:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lightning_and_the_Sun

A lightning bolt and a Nazi swastika in front of the Sun. Book title at top, author name in middle

Begun in 1948, completed in 1956, and first published in 1958 in Calcutta, she said it “could be described as a personal answer to the events of 1945 and of the following years.” It is dedicated “To the god-like Individual of our times; the Man against Time; the greatest European of all times; both Sun and Lightning: Adolf Hitler, as a tribute of unfailing love and loyalty, for ever and ever.”[3][5] It opens with quotations from The Bhagavad Gita and Rudolf Hess.” [Wikipedia]

http://savitridevi.org/

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https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/mike-sivier-libel-fight/

NHS

Recently, information (secondhand, but thought reliable) about the state of the NHS. Dire. Not “because of COVID”, though made worse by the extra admissions, perhaps. It is just maladministered, and also has attitudinal problems, not universal, that are reducing it to a “Soviet” level in some respects. There is also the effect of mass immigration, which has increased the UK population from about 56 million in the 1960s to about 66 million today. Huge increase, huge extra demand.

Trump and Presidential pardons

Trump has once again been proven a huge disappointment. Had the chance to pardon Snowden, Assange, and especially the social-national prisoners in Federal prisons. Result? A big fat zero.

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Private Eye was worth reading, long ago (30+ years ago), though it always had the seeds of its own decadence and destruction within it. Its creators and readers were largely the kind of people who would like Monty Python, those better at poking fun from a comfortable perch than anything else. The sort of people who probably really like Michael Palin’s smug travel shows.

Like (the now long-defunct) Soviet humour mag, Krokodil. Like HIGNFY. In other words, “approved humour”, fronted by some boring drone like Paul Merton.

In fact, political correctness and “wokeness” has pretty much killed off satirical humour. God help any humorist now who laughs at (inter alia) Jews, “holocaust” fakery and/or hoaxes, the blacks, “Black Lives Matter”, facemask-wearing rabbits etc…

UK slides to insolvency

Britain’s airlines, airports and aviation manufacturers pleaded for immediate financial support from the government and a longer-term recovery plan after COVID-19 stopped travel and new testing requirements dashed bounce-back hopes.” [Reuters].

Hello? “The virus” did not stop travel, though it may have slightly discouraged it. The governments of panicked Europe and elsewhere stopped it!

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Diary Blog, 22 November 2020

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I see the present situation in the UK, and in the world generally, as akin to those filmed images of the South Asian tsunami of years ago: people sunbathing or paddling in the ocean, many unaware of the enormous wave forming not far out to sea; a few starting to become aware of the danger but unable to do anything about it in the time available, even to the extent of fleeing.

We are approaching 2022, the most significant year since 1989. The international consensus/conspiracy has had to step up some aspects of its propaganda to frenetic levels: the whole “blacks in every television ad” stuff, the attack on every positive aspect of European history and culture, the “Covid-19” fear propaganda, the sharply-increasing censorship of Internet expression. It’s all connected on some level.

For me, the most significant fact in the UK itself is the absence of any social-national party or movement of any size or credibility. Anything that shows vitality and possibility is being repressed, whether the organization is a radical action-oriented one of young people, or one emphasizing community activity; the same would be true of a political party, if one with any credibility were to exist.

What is remarkable is that we are not seeing State repression alone, meaning police, prosecutions, prison sentences. A new aspect has come ito play— repression of political organizations (and also of individuals) by private enterprises such as banks, wire-pay companies, Internet service providers and platforms.

Thus we see that individuals, whether unconnected with organizations, or who are connected, are expelled from Twitter etc. David Icke, Katie Hopkins, many others (including me).

Those who are the “useful idiots” of the System, of ZOG/NWO, are not expelled… the pseudo-socialists, the “anti-fascists”, the “alt-Right” weasellers such as “Prison Planet” Watson.

Look at “Patriotic Alternative”: Mark Collett not only expelled from Twitter, but refused service by his bank! Collett’s colleague, Laura Towler, is so far still on Twitter, but she too has had her personal bank account withdrawn!

As we have seen across the board, private enterprises now collaborate with State agencies to repress dissent.

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Well, I did better, yet again, than John Rentoul, if I may be so immodest. 7/10 as against his 5/10. I did not know the answers to questions 5, 6 and 9.

The idea that the BBC puts out, that the nation (if there is still a “nation”) sits waiting agog for Question Time, is ludicrous. The old 1940s radio Brains Trust, reimagined for TV. It lost any reputation for impartiality when it participated in the ambush of Nick Griffin and the BNP in 2009.

Now that David Dimbleby has gone, and his seat taken by smug and hugely overpaid Fiona Bruce, it is unwatchable. The panel members are usually dull and predictable, the audience “selected”…

I admit that what I have said is based on having seen QT last quite a while ago, but from what I hear it just gets worse. It’s a 1950s or 1960s show in the 21stC Internet age.

Below: re.the facemask nonsense:

Quite. Both Hitchens and tweeter “@simsy1977” are right. The twist today, though, is that the dictatorships of the fairly recent past were more obvious: lots of uniforms, often inhumanly efficient, the State with a monopoly on repression. As I noted above in today’s blog, there are new additions to that mix: the collaboration of large finance-capitalist enterprises, actively involved in suppressing free speech etc. Something else too: the miasma of “political correctness”, a sub-Stalinism operating in schools, universities, local councils, the police force(s), everywhere.

What does Green mean anyway? It doesn’t mean you love the planet. It means you love a slogan.

I have always been a defender of our natural heritage. I feel almost physical pain at the sight and sound of a tree being cut down. I mourned the destruction of the railways and the tyranny of the motor car which resulted. I have for 40 years endured the mockery of colleagues and the spite of drivers for riding a bicycle, alas for me in a Right-wing way. I paid over the odds to travel abroad by train rather than plane, long before Greta Thunberg was even born.

But none of this counts in my favour. Because the new Green Frenzy is a faith-based dogma, not a set of considered opinions.

As Labour leader Keir Starmer discovered in his Trotskyist 20s, a moralising, self-righteous alleged concern for the planet is the new Marxism.

It’s not a moral system. It is organised hypocrisy in which you show you are good by saying the right thing. Actions don’t matter. It’s your mind they care about.

If you’re a Hollywood star, you can fly first class and ride in a petrol-gulping car just so long as you swear allegiance to the Cult of Greta. But you may be sure that others will suffer for it, whether they like it or not.

The wild plans embraced by Johnson last week will cost billions in subsidies, and so in taxes. They will endanger the power supply. They will also mean more children slaving for small change in the hellish mines of the Congo, to find the raw materials for the batteries on which this noble project relies.

Life, you may be sure, will be poorer, darker, colder and generally glummer, again, quite a bit like East Germany.” [Peter Hitchens, in The Mail on Sunday].

Well worth reading. https://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2020/11/vote-blue-get-green-vote-red-get-green-vote-yellow-get-green-vote-snp-get-green-i-wonder-why-they-bother-even-having.html

I have blogged previously about the connection between genuine environmentalism and social-national political stances: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2016/11/17/social-nationalism-and-green-politics/.

More, below, about the facemask nonsense.

Proof that the mask zealots can’t have it both ways 

Can a Covid virus move only one way through a mask? Or can it go both in and out? Because if it can go both ways, we now know that all this mask-wearing is an almost complete waste of time.

Barely noticed in any major media, a serious Danish trial of the effectiveness of masks finally reported its findings on Wednesday. Three major scientific journals (shame on them) had refused to publish it – one can only guess why.

The Danes did it properly. They recruited almost 5,000 people. Half wore masks, of rather better quality than the sort mainly worn in Britain. Half didn’t. All lived normal lives. They kept it up for a month. At the end, 1.8 per cent of mask wearers tested positive, and 2.1 per cent of the unmasked tested positive for Covid. In other words, there was almost no difference.

Everyone’s been very careful to say it didn’t measure whether wearing a mask protected others. Not directly. But I’d say that, unless masks and viruses are both one-directional, the answer is pretty clear. Yet with this kind of thin evidence for masks, our Government still threatens non-wearers with tyrannical, ruinous fines of up to £6,400.” [Peter Hitchens, in The Mail on Sunday]. https://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2020/11/vote-blue-get-green-vote-red-get-green-vote-yellow-get-green-vote-snp-get-green-i-wonder-why-they-bother-even-having.html

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Below, someone who needs “a guide for the perplexed”…

Tweeter “Socialist Chris” might like to consider the following: maybe the “racists” and “cranks” (i.e. those aware of the “JQ”) have been proven right…

It would not matter what “they”, the Zionists, are given, or how much “they” are pandered to, nothing but complete Zionist tyranny is acceptable to “them”.

Dear Amazon, please send, by expedited delivery, a copy of GULAG Archipelago to tweeter “@shumeigore”.”

Actually, that tweeter’s Twitter timeline is like a perusal of Collet’s London Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, circa 1976! She even publicizes a talk given by Peter Taaffe! I thought (assumed) that he had died long ago! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Taaffe

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Applebaum’s “mitigation” or attempted justification for Jewish (Zionist) terrorism is exactly the same as that the IRA used to deploy in the UK of the 1970s, 1980s etc: “we gave a warning…”

When Jews have full power, such brutality is to be expected. Look at what the Bolsheviks (the leaders of which were almost all Jews, in the 1920s and early 1930s) did in Russia and Ukraine (etc).

“ZOG”. It is not a “conspiracy theory”. It is right in front of your eyes.

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Diary Blog, 11 September 2020, including a few notes about Jayda Fransen and her new British Freedom Party

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Look below: the “caring sharing” multikulti dystopian police state storms into the home of a dissident…

Look at this (below)!

British nationalist politics: Jayda Fransen

I happened to see the tweet below by Nick Griffin:

I hate to criticize any British nationalists unless they are obviously either controlled opposition or completely degenerate, but what on Earth is Griffin talking about?!

I have never met Jayda Fransen, and have never had any contact with her, but if Griffin is correct that she is “head and shoulders above anyone else on the UK scene“, then I despair…

I am just watching the video in that tweet. Based on that video, Jayda Fransen is no less articulate than many System party MPs, but that is, frankly, not saying much.

I looked up Jayda Fransen on Wikipedia, but the entry about her is not very enlightening: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayda_Fransen. Wikipedia is (((infested))) and that comes out in its more “political” articles.

Jayda Fransen’s Wikipedia entry contains little about her as a person. No date or place of birth, no educational details, no family details.

I have now attempted to discover a few facts about her. If any readers have any further or better information, preferably verifiable, to add to what I have discovered, it can be left in the Comments section below.

It seems that Jayda Fransen was born in 1986, making her about 34.

In the video which I am now watching, Jayda Fransen refers to a time when she “practised law for many years“, presumably as a solicitor. Certainly I (who was a practising barrister) have never heard of any Jayda Fransen who was a barrister. I have just looked at the Bar Registry: no trace.

There is no trace of Jayda Fransen as a solicitor either, whether on the present roll of solicitors or on the record of struck-off former solicitors (see: Solicitors’ Regulation Authority website).

I did see this, https://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/solicitors/67054-martin-wilkinson, which indicates that at some point many years ago, Jayda Fransen was working for a “one-man band” solicitor, based in Forest Hill, South London and/or at Thamesmead in South East London. At that time she was apparently doing a correspondence course for a degree in law (LLB).

It is unarguable that merely working in a solicitor’s office is not “practising law” in normal English usage.

That Martin Wilkinson solicitor’s office is now, it seems, closed.

Conclusion: Jayda Fransen is not and never was a solicitor or barrister. Indeed, it is an open question whether she even has a law degree.

Jayda Fransen herself has only stood for election once, at the 2014 Rochester and Strood by-election, where she represented the Britain First party.

Britain First [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britain_First] was deregistered as a party able to contest elections in 2017: http://search.electoralcommission.org.uk/English/Registrations/PP2214

At the Rochester and Strood by-election, Jayda Fransen/Britain First came 9th out of 13 candidates. She received 56 votes out of 40,065. In percentage terms, very roughly 0.1% or slightly more. About 1 vote out of every 765; by any standard, a pathetic result. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Rochester_and_Strood_by-election#Result

Jayda Fransen’s new party is online https://www.britishfreedomparty.com/news but as far as I have been able to discover is as yet unregistered with the Electoral Commission.

The party’s name seems to have been used by another organization about a decade ago: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Freedom_Party. That party is not now in existence.

I have not been very impressed by the Jayda Fransen video which I have just seen. Muslims mentioned but no mention at all of the Jew-Zionist influence in the msm, or in politics, legal system, finance etc.

There was no attempt in the video to address the serious problems facing the UK and Europe, whether the problems are economic, racial, or cultural.

I could also do without the references to “Lefties”. That is Daily Mail or Sun-speak from the 1980s, and says nothing, really. I myself never use such meaningless terms as “Right”, “Left” etc. As for the frequent use of “Marxist”, that will convey little to most people, certainly to the bulk of the people.

Trump: why support that idiot? He is a parrot in a gilded cage, guarded by a troop of Jews. Even his son-in-law is a Jew!

She seems to have tattoos on her arms.

Jayda Fransen seems to be a pleasant enough person, not completely unintelligent either. I could agree with some of what she said in her video. However, speaking politically, she is a non-starter in my view, though I am not “opposed” to her as such, and at least she seems to have the energy to get out and do things, which itself distinguishes her.

I have read the “manifesto” of the new party; again, I can agree with much of it.

This is not the new movement that Britain needs.

[Update, same day: I have been sent the video below since I published the above assessment of Jayda Fransen:

https://altcensored.com/watch?v=VKHeDP2bSpE

Jayda Fransen when she was a leading member of the Britain First party, in Golders Green (North London) with Paul Golding, who is still its leader and, as I understand, Ms. Fransen’s ex-boyfriend.

Spouting nonsense about how wonderful the Jews are…

Absolutely naive, ridiculous and stupid. To choose between Islamists and the Jewish lobby is a false choice, for one thing. Apart from that, Ms. Fransen either is unaware of the effects of the negative influence of the Jew-Zionist element on race and culture in the UK, in Europe, in the world, or thinks it acceptable.

I was willing to be favourable, in principle, to this new British Freedom Party, or at least even-handed, but I have seen and heard enough now. In the formula of Dragons’ Den, “I’m out“!

What on Earth is Nick Griffin playing at?]

[Update, 14 October 2021: since the above was written, Jayda Fransen stood as candidate at the July 2021 by-election at Batley and Spen. The result was that Labour just held on against the Conservative Party, with George Galloway coming in a fairly strong third. As for Jayda Fransen, she came in 15th out of 16 candidates. Her 50 votes (out of 37,695) represented 0.13% of turnout. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Batley_and_Spen_by-election#Result. Point proven, I think…].

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Filthy creatures.

“Alt-Right”

I have seen nothing about Katie Hopkins in the msm since she was expelled from Twitter, though she is still on YouTube and Facebook. At present she herself is in the USA.

As I have blogged previously, the “alt-Right” put all its lucrative eggs in one basket— social media. Take that away (at the clamour of “antifa” idiots and the Jews behind them) and they have nothing on which to fall back; no political parties, no street armies, no armed cadres. Without social media, they just fade away.

Look at “Prison Planet” Watson. His quite popular rants against the migration invasion, the “virus” fear propaganda etc, are fine as far as they go, but (like Ms. Hopkins) he puts forward no political programme. A megaphone with little behind it. Also like Ms. Hopkins, he never defended —as far as I have seen— those who have actually been suffering for years in the cause of free speech in the UK, meaning, inter alia, me, Alison Chabloz, Jez Turner etc.

Both Katie Hopkins and Paul Joseph Watson make a big song and dance about being pro-Jew and pro-Israel. That puts them in the “useless” category as far as I am concerned. You can add Breitbart, “Milo”, “Sargon of Akkad”, Tommy Robinson and many others to the same list, then chuck it in the bin.

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I am not so sure that the picture matches the sentiment, though!

Again, I sympathize with the statement, but for me the earlier building is almost as unaesthetic as the newer one (which Prince Charles criticized when it was in the planning stage).

I have blogged about this in the last few years. Huge change and upheaval is coming to our world.

‘Nuff said…

The poster shown above is symptomatic of the “new Britain” which is not worth defending but eminently worth replacing: a mixed-race woman, of child-bearing age, wearing a mask-muzzle, and both propagandizing and socially-intimidating the public, all under the “caring-sharing” NHS banner…

If the UK is now acceptedly not a democracy (even a Parliamentary one), not under valid law, not even under competent administration, then anything is justified by way of resistance.

A cultural revolution, indeed at first a cultural purge, is the most necessary revolutionary action in the UK. The mass media is sick and rotten to the core, the worst of all being the BBC. There has to be a wholesale purge of mass media personnel. Press, online outlets, TV, radio etc. TV is the worst. Harsh measures are necessary.

While I do not accept the mainstream narrative re. the overall causation of climate change, a change is in some form happening. The major problem that the world has is that there are too many people, and that really means too many black, brown and yellow people: persons of African and Asian descent, mainly. Numbers. Percentages too.

I have blogged previously about this whole ecological question and surrounding matters: https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/01/26/the-tide-is-coming-in-reflections-on-the-possible-end-of-our-present-civilization-and-what-might-follow/

Zionist and “Antifa” activities contra free speech

The tweet below shows how the Zionist lobby, via the “antifa” “useful idiots” is engaging in a “deplatforming” strategy.

The above tweet refers to events in the USA, but applies to the UK and mainland Europe to an equal extent.

It is clear that, for social nationalists, online activism, though good and useful, is not enough. Do not be dependent on it, or on funds from it. As for those enemies intent on taking away your rights, you cannot oppose them effectively just by tweeting, leaving messages on Facebook or, for that matter, writing a blog.

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The most brilliant staging of it that I have ever seen.