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Diary Blog, 5 August 2022

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On this day a year ago

Historical note: Hitler quotations

I was sent some interesting quotations from Hitler. I do not at present have the citations (probably from Mein Kampf, possibly from the WW2 transcripts published in the 1950s as, in English editions, Hitler’s Table Talk), but will add them as and when. The quotations certainly read as if authentic. I believe them to be authentic.

The ignorance of the broad masses about the inner nature of the Jew, the lack of instinct and narrow-mindedness of our upper classes, make the people an easy victim for this Jewish campaign of lies.

While from innate cowardice the upper classes turn away from a man whom the Jew attacks with lies and slander, the broad masses from stupidity or simplicity believe everything. The state authorities either cloak themselves in silence or, what usually happens, in order to put an end to the Jewish press campaign, they persecute the unjustly attacked.

That sounds just like that which happened to me when I was wrongfully and unlawfully disbarred in October 2016.

“Culturally, the Jew contaminates art, literature, the theatre, makes a mockery of natural feeling, overthrows all concepts of beauty and sublimity, of the noble and the good, and instead drags men down into the sphere of his own base nature. Religion is ridiculed, ethics and morality represented as outmoded until the last props of a nation in its struggle for existence in this world have fallen.

Exactly what has gone on for decades in “British” television and publishing (etc).

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler%27s_Table_Talk

[Adolf Hitler— official portrait photograph, 1938]

[Update, same day: it seems that all three quotations above are, as I thought, from Mein Kampf].

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Were there a social-national party and/or movement worth anything, this would be, probably, the moment of lift-off (once the majority of the public start to suffer). As it is, as social-national people we look upon what is happening as mere observers, not active players.

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Twitter is rotten. I myself was expelled (“suspended“, in Twitter’s weasel vocabulary) in 2018, after a pack of Jews finally managed, after years of trying, to get Twitter to remove my “account” (“@ianrmillard“).

As I predicted many months ago, Elon Musk turned out to be too intelligent to buy Twitter, once the results of his due diligence enquiries came in. It’s simply a dishonest organization (and one which is basically unprofitable, as most of its history shows).

The “Conservative” Party leadership contest (“leadership“? Those cretins?) amounts to “which do you want, the Indian puppet on a stick, or the white woman puppet on a stick?“.

I really dislike tattoos, especially —though not exclusively— on women.

Perhaps the only thing the SS and orthodox Jews had in common was a prohibition on tattoos, though some (not all) SS officers and men, mainly Waffen-SS, had their blood group tattooed under the arm in case of requiring a transfusion in or immediately after battle. As for Jews, if detained, they were tattooed compulsorily, with a prisoner number.

National Lottery

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11083967/MPs-warn-1BILLION-Lotto-charity-cash-siphoned-legal-battle.html

The state should own the Lottery, even if a commercial company is hired to use its expertise to run the day-to-day operations.

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Diary Blog, 7 July 2002

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[Charles Eduard Perugini, Pandora’s Box]

On this day a year ago

Boris-idiot. What now?

My view at present is that Boris-idiot, ever the black rat, is struggling to find a way to survive and thrive.

“Boris” (Alexander Johnson) has resigned, or pledged to resign, as Conservative Party leader, but not (yet, at time of writing) as Prime Minister.

I do not know whether he would be permitted to stand for Conservative Party leader at any MPs’ election this year. That would depend on the rules laid down now or (if different) later on.

I suppose that if he is able to put himself forward again for election, there is a slight chance that he might end up as one of the top two; then the matter would be put to Conservative party members, many of whom are stupid enough to support him, even now.

It says something about the UK in 2022 , not just about the Conservative Party but also about the whole pseudo-democratic process, that the leading contenders to replace “Boris” are idiots such as Liz Truss, nobodies such as Penny Mordaunt, and various “ethnics” such as Sunak, Javid, even corrupt Kurd Zahawi etc.

One is sometimes tempted to echo, with necessary changes, the words of Savinkov in Reilly, Ace of Spies: “Poles, Czechs…where are the RUSSIANS?“, or in this case, “Jews, part-Jews, Kurds, Pakistanis, Indians…where are the ENGLISH?“.

I see that the opinion polls have the Labour Party 10 points ahead now. Maybe so, but once “Boris” is ditched, and assuming that some relatively uncontroversial figure is chosen to replace him, the voting public may look at Labour with more scrutiny.

Do the voters really want Jew-lobby or Israel-lobby puppets such as Starmer, Yvette Cooper, Rachel Reeves, Angela Rayner (for God’s sake!) to be in positions of power? They are less wedded to the Welfare State than Johnson! When or if the public think about it, I think that the answer, for many, will be negative about “Labour”.

Labour is a party without a purpose now, arguably even more than the Conservative Party. What would Labour give, directly, to voters, say “floating voters” (who are now hugely more numerous than in the historical past of the years 1945-1997)? The “Boris” government has almost thrown money at various groups during 2020-2022 and, while it fell down by abandoning, temporarily, the State Pension “triple lock” that is now coming back, thus (?) ensuring the loyalty of many pensioners.

As I have been blogging, recent by-elections, though bad for the Conservative Party, have been even worse for Labour. Even the 2021 by-election at Batley and Spen, won by thick-as-two-short-planks communitarian “Labour” candidate Kim Leadbeater, was only won by one point.

The Labour vote (yes, partly by reason of tactical voting) has collapsed in other recent by-elections.

In any general election this year, I would expect a lot of protest voting, and also quite a lot of abstention, both in former Labour and Conservative voter-ranks.

I doubt that Labour can win a majority in the House of Commons. Whether it could cobble together a “confidence and supply” arrangement with the SNP is an open question. The SNP might demand another “Indyref”, but in a sense, Labour can grant that easily enough, now that sentiment north of the border seems to be moving against (pseudo) Independence.

A hung Parliament seems at present the most likely result.

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Since 2010, the Darren Grimes/Tom Harwood types have exercised almost absurd influence in and around the now-misnamed “Conservative” Party. They really should flounce off. Controlled opposition, completely under the (((usual))) toxic influence.

Yet another (((controlled opposition))) gay media type pretending to be a populist anti-System type: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Wootton.

Ukraine blues

It strikes me that one person who will regret the departure of Boris-idiot will be the Jew Zelensky, who has been given a great deal by the Downing Street oaf, and promised a great deal more.

Naturally, the NWO will continue to prop up the Kiev regime, but “Boris” made it a major part of his “Poundland Churchill” routine. Zelensky had “Boris” over a barrel and, (((typically))) tried to extract more and more from his victim.

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Beth Rigby is absurd, very poor indeed; about the same low level as Laura Kuenssberg. These mediocrities get paid hundreds of thousands a year. Why?

Incidentally, re. Laura Kuenssberg’s parents and grandparents, I saw this:

In 1941, [Ekkehard von] Kuenssberg married Constance Hardy, with whom he had been a medical student at Edinburgh. They lived at Canonmills and had two sons and two daughters. They later moved out of the city to Haddington, East Lothian. In retirement, Kuenssberg suffered from Parkinson’s disease and cancer. He died in December 2000.[2]

In 1940, [Ekkehard von] Kuenssberg’s mother was living in Heidelberg and was registered as Jewish.[6] His father died in Germany in 1941, and his mother then lived at Finstergrün Castle until the end of the war. She survived her husband until 1977, reaching the age of 94.[3]

One of [Ekkehard von] Kuenssberg’s sons is Professor Nick Kuenssberg OBE, whose children include the diplomat Joanna Kuenssberg, a former High Commissioner to Mozambique, and Laura Kuenssberg, former political editor of BBC News.[3][7]

So Laura Kuenssberg’s paternal grandmother was Jewish, and was registered in National Socialist Germany as Jewish, yet lived (unmolested, and not arrested, nor detained, nor deported to a camp etc) throughout the Second World War, most of which she spent, as a paying guest, in a castle in Austria: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finstergr%C3%BCn_Castle.

If you were to believe the usual Jewish/Zionist propaganda, you would assume (wrongly) that all Jews were ruthlessly hunted down by SS or Gestapo, and then deported somewhere. Not so.

[Burg Finstergrün; photo: Arne Müseler]

Well, given that the UK msm is basically Jew-Zionist-dominated, they could hardly tell the truth, and call “Boris”-idiot “a part-Jew/Levantine public entertainer whose jokes now fall flat“, could they?

Ha ha. Anyone who has read my blog over the past 5+ years will have received, if I say so myself who shouldn’t, a far better and higher level of analysis than that pumped out by System msm drones such as Laura Kuenssberg and Beth Rigby.

That idiot is from South America (though of English background and schooling). I suppose that one should not assume that he is snorting white powder. A facade of intellect and erudition, yet he comes out with untrue rubbish as seen above

Incidentally, I have never seen or heard anything in the slightest “brilliant” from Boris-idiot. Au contraire.

I suppose it would be churlish to speculate as to whether the descendant of the one on the left may have, 100+ years on, stabbed or mugged the descendant of the one on the right, or replaced said descendant in his own homeland?

A thought out of season, nothing more…

In that, at least, I agree with Hannan.

“KGB” fantasies

Labour are going with the “Boris met a former KGB officer” stuff. Well, far be it from me to defend Boris-idiot, but so what if he did? I myself met a “former KGB officer” a few times in the early/mid 1990s; he even lunched with me once or twice at Lincoln’s Inn. “Ed”, like many others, had morphed into a businessman and, as far as I know, was no longer engaged in espionage but was, like most people, just trying to make a living in a more or less ordinary way. Does that mean that I also am suspect? I think not.

The Soviet Union ceased to exist, even formally, over 30 years ago.

Yvette Cooper is another MP-idiot, as well as a fraudster, expenses cheat, “refugees welcome” hypocrite, and mouthpiece for the Jewish lobby and Israel (oh, and a would-be dictator). Another good reason not to vote for fake “Labour”, in fact.

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I assessed Andrea Jenkyns a few years ago on the blog, but was too kind (always my weakness) to include her in my “Deadhead MPs” series, which is, arguably, where she belongs: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/05/21/the-andrea-jenkyns-story/.

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Boris-idiot has not been punished at all. He must be punished.

Zelensky will go; maybe “Boris” will also…go.

Priti Patel should also…go…

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Diary Blog, 26 September 2021

Reading for a lazy Sunday

An old favourite— Raffles [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.J._Raffles(character); https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amateur_Cracksman], now available free of charge online: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/706/706-h/706-h.htm.

Raffles : The Amateur Cracksman (Paperback) - Walmart.com - Walmart.com

There have been many attempts to adapt the Raffles stories for film and TV; few, if any, have been wholly successful. Perhaps another attempt should be made. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raffles_stories_and_adaptations#Adaptations

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While —for once— I agree with Blairite talking head and scribbler, Dan Hodges, a crisis is usually, in the end, provoked by people and their actions, not by some underlying reality. If 30 million people engage in any behaviour, it changes the whole situation. Regardless of how many millions of gallons of fuel are being shipped, refined, distributed.

Look at 1914. There actually was no “need” for war. There was not even, before the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, much desire for it, not even by most of the militaristic German staff officers, nor by any but the most revanchiste politicians and generals in the French capital. However, once that fatal shot had been fired, once the tightly geared mass mobilization machines had started across Europe, the non-crisis was at once a real crisis. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobilization#Mobilization_in_World_War_I

Having said that, and as Hodges tweets, there is not much that the Cabinet of clowns can do to resolve, immediately, the crisis (whether there need be a “crisis” or not). In the longer term, training British drivers, and giving them decent terms and conditions, would seem to be the way forward, at least until automation and AI mean that human drivers are superfluous.

Unexpected

Who knows? It may be true…

The last comment reminds me of the story of the Neapolitan who visited London in the 1950s, and saw how newspaper sellers would go for a snack or a beer, leaving their wooden box and newspapers, their chair, and even their tin for coins, in the street. Operating on the honour system, they fully expected purchasers to leave the correct change. The Neapolitan tried it back in Naples, but when he returned, 10 minutes later, he discovered the newspapers, coins, chair and wooden box all gone.

Having said that, London would probably be little more honest than Naples these days.

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Good to see.

I once wondered why the Palestinians of Gaza had never adapted the (no longer secret, and easily found) technology of the German V-1 rockets of the Second World War (an early “cruise missile”) to attack Israel, but probably their lack of interest was because the V-1, though very fast by 1944 standards, was a rather slow rocket by the standards of the late 20th, and 21st, centuries.

Even in 1944-45, the V-1’s speed (max. 400 mph) was insufficient to outpace the fastest British fighter planes, especially the Spitfire sometimes flying at, and even beyond, 600 mph: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-1_flying_bomb; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Spitfire#Speed_and_altitude_records.

The Spitfire pilots became proficient in shooting down V-1 flying bombs.

In other words, a modern Israeli jet would easily be able to destroy such ground-to-ground air weapons.

The other tactic used by Hamas in or from Gaza is the tunnel. The Israelis, and the Hamas operatives, play a deadly cat and mouse game in which the former try to find such tunnels (using high technology) and destroy them.

I imagine that the response of Hamas will be to dig deeper and deeper, far below the surface, where even high explosive and bunker-busting bombs and missiles will have little effect. The moment of maximum danger for such tunnellers would be when they excavate to the surface again (presumably in less-habited parts of Israel).

So far, the Hamas tunnels have not penetrated very far from the Gaza enclave itself, but one could imagine a tunnel going from Gaza, very deep underground, to central Israel, with the idea of infiltrating fighters deep into Israeli territory and then striking a strategic blow or series of blows. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_tunnel_warfare_in_the_Gaza_Strip.

The cost of building such tunnels must be enormous. Even the present type of tunnel, limited in range, must be very expensive to create.

I believe that a very obscure directorate of the pre-1991 KGB specialized in tunnelling, but I myself know next to nothing about its work.

Other noted tunnelling groups included the 1960s-1970s Uruguayan urban guerrilla group, the Tupamaros [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupamaros].

Merkel’s legacy

Merkel’s legacy? Germany as a dustbin. Words are superfluous; pictures tell the story better.

Germany is now not Germany at all, just as the UK is now scarcely Britain at all. I recall visiting both the Bundesrepublik (West Germany) and, though only once and briefly, the DDR (East Germany) in the 1980s. The western part of Germany had visibly declined when seen again in 2001. Now? Probably far worse.

Google the “Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan”. That is the basis for much of what has been happening in Germany and across Europe, and even in places such as Australia and New Zealand.

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The Jewish lobby…yet again. It has been exposed, even just looking at the Labour Party, again and again…

and who can forget the Labour MPs who were (many still are) in the pocket of Israeli Intelligence? Here is moneygrubbing expenses blodger, Joan Ryan (now removed from Parliament), meeting Israeli official Shai Masot, and discussing a one million pound slush fund:

Ha ha!

We know what is necessary, or what will be necessary, but by reason of repression on free speech in the UK, cannot say so publicly…

That idiot wants the police to be “representative” of “everyone” in Birmingham. Well, about (?) 5% of Birmingham residents are probably criminals of one sort or another. Should they be in the police? Should they march with pride? Never say never…

Alison Chabloz

Latest word from usually-reliable sources is that the persecuted singer-songwriter and socio-political satirist, Alison Chabloz, should be released from prison this coming Thursday, 30 September 2021, having been incarcerated for mocking or simply criticizing “the Chosen”.

[Alison Chabloz]

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Or vice-versa. The fact is that, and leaving rhetoric aside (if stupid Angela Rayner’s yelling can be termed “rhetoric”), both main System parties are, in policy terms, almost indistinguishable in practice.

Most British people are, however, still more interested, sadly, in whatever is happening in the latest braindead “soap”, or Strictly Come Dancing, or whatever the “British” (ha) team are doing in some sport or other.

Charmant

Interesting film

https://odysee.com/@MariaOrsic:2/Beneath-Antarctica:a

Seems doubtful, but worth seeing. About 14 mins.

I recall an old lady I knew telling me that, with some friends from Switzerland, she visited (sometime in the 1990s) another friend, a former Waffen SS sergeant in Bavaria, who talked constantly about Hitler in Antarctica, submarines in 1945 going there, hollow Earth etc. They regarded him as having become very eccentric, though, and certainly did not believe any of it.

Would be good if there really were National Socialist legions in Antarctica ready to go into battle against the evils of the contemporary scene, but I have to doubt their existence.

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Diary Blog, 10 September 2020

Well worth reading: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-8715881/DOMINIC-SANDBROOK-Britain-feet.html

Wouldn’t it be better to focus on shielding the vulnerable, instead of shackling the entire population? And above all, the six-million-dollar question: is this insistent nannystatism really the only way? 

A few weeks ago I wrote in these pages about my recent visit to Sweden. Right from the start, the Swedes had no lockdown, no masks and no curfews. When I visited, I found the restaurants and bars packed

The shops were a little quieter than usual, but still busy enough. Life, in other words, was going on. Mere anecdotal evidence, some people said. And it’s true that back in the spring, the Swedes made a complete mess of shielding their care homes, which drove up their fatality rates

Even so, just look at the facts. Without imposing sweeping restrictions, and by trusting people to behave responsibly, the Swedes have avoided a second surge. Their figures for Covid deaths in the last three days were 2, 1 and 4 respectively.”

They’ve also avoided the worst of the economic damage. According to figures released this week, the Swedes actually made a £4bn budget surplus last month. By contrast, our most recently monthly figure was a deficit of £27bn.”[Dominic Sandbrook, Daily Mail]

Now it appears that Boris-idiot is intending to spend £100 BILLION or more on useless testing. This is going beyond mere incompetence. It is getting to the point where Boris-idiot and the Cabinet of Clowns can be regarded collectively (with the “scientific advisers, as well) as an existential danger to the British people. They should be put down, pro bono publico, starting with Boris-idiot.

This stupid and interfering government is also intending to create a force of busybody “marshals”: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8715109/Social-media-users-mock-Boris-Johnsons-army-Covid-marshals.html.

I sincerely hope that those busybodies get a good kicking.

Ha ha! Was just reading some of the Daily Mail readers’ comments, and I predict that the new toothless Handmaid’s Tale militia busybodies will face resistance. One reader said that they might end up upended in a wheelie bin! That, in turn reminded me of a incident from the mid-1980s.

When one of the Soviet ballet or dance ensembles visited the UK in the 1980s (I forget which one it was, out of several tours with which I had peripheral contact at the time via people I knew), the large group visited a number of Northern cities.

One day, a few of the main dancers were in, I think, Liverpool, along with their interpreter and their “Ministry of Culture” (KGB) minder. At one point, local “youths” decided to push over some wheelie bins and dustbins. Observing this, the KGB man asked an English person also there, “may I pliss do something about zis?” and, with that, approached the main youth, who was initially truculent until lifted up bodily and smashed into some more bins, with much clattering. End of the nuisance…

These new “marshals” remind me of the “PCSO” “police” (who are not actually police but sort-of look like them, and get paid about half as much). When the Jewish pack were trying to get me into trouble one way or the other, several years ago (in fact, I think that this particular incident happened in 2014 or 2015), the police were pressed into service, and a PCSO actually appeared at my now-humble home. A blonde woman from somewhere like Yorkshire transplanted to Hampshire, she had clearly not only failed to become a real policewoman but also dropped out of the Charm School.

The woman claimed that the Metropolitan Police wanted to speak to me and that my telephone number was required. I gave it to her. She wrote it down. I was told that the Metropolitan Police officer would be calling me at a certain time late that afternoon. In fact, there was no call.

The PCSO waste of space reappeared the following day, furious that I had (deliberately, she alleged!) “given her the wrong number” (I had not), and she said that if necessary she would call for a (real) police officer to come. I reiterated that she had been given the right number. I repeated it. The thick bitch checked. She had written down two repeated digits, but the right number had three repeated digits. The charmless bitch had written down the number wrongly but preferred to pretend that I had deliberately misled her.

The “Metropolitan Police officer” never did call me. There was a kind of ending to the story, though. I saw the aforesaid bitch in Waitrose some weeks later, buying some kind of “free-from” health food snack bars. I stood there until she turned around and saw me. She jumped! Ha ha! She maybe thought that I was about to assault her or worse. Let’s hope so…

I feigned amiability and said hello. She replied, dully. The woman actually then had the effrontery to ask me whether “anything happened” in relation to her visit to me. I thus had the opportunity to reply, “No; never heard anything. I expect that the police must have made a mistake.” Touché…

I did see the bitch once more, again some weeks later, after hours of heavy rain had just stopped. She was “walking the beat” down a side-road in the nearby town. Right next to her was a large and deep puddle, about 20 feet long. I had an unholy desire to drive and indeed roar past her, depositing a tsunami of rainwater all over her, but good sense prevailed (sadly…but she would either have recognized me or got my number). I took another way around.

In the following months, the Hampshire Police made most if not all of the PCSOs in my part of the county redundant for costs reasons, so she was probably chucked onto the dole. I hope that she was. Power-mad bitches like that should not be irritating and harassing members of the public and trying to intimidate them. Maybe she will apply to become one of Boris-idiot’s “Covid marshals”. If so, I hope that I see her patrolling after another cloudburst. I am less patient these days.

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[redacted] him!

Not only Peter Hitchens! He, however, has a platform on the msm.

…and that is precisely why a “Conservative” Prime Minister can elevate a former Revolutionary Communist Party member, and defender of IRA terror bombing, to the House of Lords. Power above principle (or even decency).

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David Vance

I never had much time for David Vance, the minor politico from Northern Ireland, who has now been “suspended” from Twitter (probably expelled in reality, like me, Katie Hopkins and thousands of others).

Vance is an unpleasant man who was rude to me on at least two occasions. Probably a minor freemason, certainly pro-Israel and pro-Jewish lobby. A typical Northern Irish/Scottish “kosher nationalist” or Unionist, in short.

These “kosher nationalists” never seem to see that, no matter how much they proclaim their misguided devotion to Jewry and Israel, the Jewish element hates them anyway, as do those dupes of the Jews known as “antifa” (who often, and risibly, tend to be both pro-Jew and anti-Israel!).

Having said that, Vance’s expulsion is the latest attack on free speech on Twitter.

The funny thing is that the anti-free speech types on Twitter (Jews, “antifa” etc) fail to see that their tweeting accomplishes nothing in the real socio-political world. Not only are tweets ephemeral but people tweet in little bubbles or, as often said, “echo-chambers”. I see the same people tweeting pretty much the same things to each other that I have seen for a decade.

I repost tweets on my blog because it is a quick way of making points or taking the pulse, but tweets have no real weight, politically.

The tweet below by one “Dave Monk” (must be a misprint: that is “Dave Spart”, nicht wahr?) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recurring_themes_and_in-jokes_in_Private_Eye] is fairly typical. Everyone not of his exact viewpoint must be “deplatformed” if not actually prosecuted or executed.

[Update, 2 February 2022: Well, “Dave Spart”/Dave Monk has himself now been “deplatformed”! Point proven, I think. The Twitter wannabee revolution has devoured (another of) its own children. “I’m lovin’ it!]

That “@TheRealGrumpDad” idiot, above, like many of the same sort, fails to see that his formula “you have free speech but not freedom from the consequences of that speech” could be said of, say, Stalin’s Soviet Union, Mao’s China etc. Yes, you can say whatever you like, but say the wrong thing and there will be “consequences” (imprisonment, even execution).

“GrumpDad” is not alone in his defective reasoning. A law lecturer from East Anglia, one Paul Bernal (a descendant of the part-Jew Marxist scientist J.D. Bernal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._D._Bernal), often tweets in similar vein. Pathetic.

Those who rub their hands in glee as dissenting voices are censored or expelled from, eg, Twitter, seem not to realize that, if all peaceful means are taken away, people will turn to less peaceful means. In other words, there are “consequences” to actions as well.

Brexit

As I have said previously, I favour exit from the EU and have done so for a long time, well over a decade, but the fact is that several prime ministers of the UK have messed it up. That applies especially to Theresa May and Boris-idiot.

I may have been mistaken on one point: I thought that the UK would in reality stay under the EU’s rule even if the UK left the EU formally. Some kind of “agreement”, so little change on the ground (akin to the past year). To my surprise, it now seems that the UK might really leave, and under conditions of chaos and confusion. We read of government contingency plans involving the use of troops to contain urban discontent if there are shortages of medicine and even food.

In the immortal words of that little moneygrubbing MP, Johnny Mercer, this is shaping up to be be a complete “shitshow”.

Add to the above Brexit confusion the “virus” absurdities of this government, the continuing migration-invasion, and the general economic slide (including the slide in confidence and currency) and you have the basic conditions for a situation in a year or two which is, in principle, very favourable for social nationalism.

Asset-buying

The very wealthy are buying assets. Confidence in the pound sterling is waning. Gold continues to appreciate in value, and I have noticed that, compared to 10 or even 5 years ago, large estates are not readily available now for any money. For example, Rightmove had numerous large Scottish estates for sale at any one moment during the years 2010-2018 or 2019, but now there are few. Any that come onto the market go quickly.

The same is true of England. Valuable real estate is being bought up now, as a hedge. For example, one place, a house with 40 acres and a sea view, and only a mile from my own humble home, has just sold for £8.5 million, having been up for sale for weeks only. Another, about 5 miles away, seems to have sold for about £6 million.

These otherwise unremarkable incidents are all signs of a lack of confidence in both cash and equities.

Meanwhile, we are in the hands of people whose incompetence is boundless, led by a total idiot who has somehow been elevated to the position and rank of a prime minister, but who is incapable of fulfilling that role with even modest competence.

Boris-idiot is now planning to spend £100 BILLION (!) on entirely useless daily or weekly testing of the entire population! For a disease or condition which is now killing only 1 person out of thousand upon thousand of the population! It is madness. As said before, is this just total incompetence, or is it a form of conspiracy and treason?

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What if Beria Had Succeeded Stalin?

Background

I recently re-read Special Tasks: The Memoirs of an Unwanted Witness– A Soviet Spymaster, the autobiography of General Pavel Sudoplatov, who was, inter alia, the brains behind such complex secret operations as the acquisition, in the 1940s, of atomic and nuclear technology from the USA and UK; he also oversaw such sanguinary plots as –and most notoriously– the assassination of Trotsky in Mexico in 1940.

I last read Sudoplatov’s book in 1994, the year of its first hardback publication. On first reading, I did not, perhaps, pay enough attention to the part of the book near the end, dealing with Beria and the Politburo in general after the death of Stalin in 1953.

It might be said that to examine the beliefs and intent of Beria is otiose now that 65 years have passed since his death by summary execution. Also, unsurprisingly, few tears have been shed for him since his death. He was in many ways monstrous: this article is of course limited in scope by reason of, inter alia, lack of space. Beria’s crimes of a political nature were on a vast scale. His more personal crimes were also many and included the regular abduction and rape of women and girls, including some young schoolgirls. Having said that, his swift “trial” (in secret and without defence representation) and the immediately-following execution was a purely political action ordered by those with political records in many ways as bad (Khrushchev, for one).

I start from the following premises:

  • that Western and/or Westernizing conspirators funded and oversaw the Bolshevik coup d’etat in October 1917 (old calendar);
  • that the same cabals set up the Soviet system in the 1920s as a quasi-religious movement (in style) which was atheist (in content);
  • that the quasi-religious character of Bolshevism slowly started to dissipate after the death of Lenin in January 1924, replaced at first by a pseudo-intellectual Marxism-Leninism (incorporating a personality-cult), then by a revival of “Holy Russia” and nationalistic propaganda (mixed with the foregoing) during the war of 1941-45. Finally, there came a late efflorescence of the Stalin personality cult mixed with pan-Slavism between 1945 and Stalin’s death in 1953;
  • that in the (significant number) 33 years from 1956 (the year of Khrushchev’s Secret Speech denouncing Stalinism as a personality cult etc) to 1989, Sovietism continued to decay ideologically, until it finally collapsed into a pile of dust.

Beria, ideologically

Beria was born in Merkheuli, near Sukhumi, which latter was a prosperous resort in late-Tsarist times. His family was not poor. It may be important that (in contradistinction to Russia), the Black Sea littoral was part of the Alexandrine Greek polity and, later, the Eastern Roman Empire. A more cosmopolitan milieu than that of Russia and one which existed for more than a thousand years prior to the first foundation of Kievan Rus.

That area, Abkhazia (geographically a part of Georgia, though historically distinct), was the location of the legendary Golden Fleece and is said to have been the birthplace of wine.

In the Soviet era, peasants were able to (in effect) own their own agricultural or horticultural plots of up to 0.5 hectare (about an acre or so). This was put into law in the mid-1930s. “Special districts” (particularly in Georgia) could have plots as large as 1 hectare (2.2 acres) officially and slightly more unofficially. By 1939, these small plots (only a few percent of the land area of the Soviet Union) produced at least 21% of all Soviet agricultural produce (and a far greater percentage of fruits etc). Some estimates from later times (the 1970s) put the real figure as high as 40%.

The “garden plots” or “household plots” had become important in Georgia/Abkhazia since the end of serfdom in 1865 (serfdom in some parts of the Russian Empire lasted for some years after the formal abolition of 1861).

Beria (b.1899) thus grew up in a milieu quite different from his later Russian and Ukrainian colleagues.

Beria was, as a youth, involved, when a student in Baku (again, a very “capitalist” and cosmopolitan city which, after a long history, had boomed pre-1914 by reason of the oil finds), with both the Bolsheviks and the Azeri anti-Bolshevik Musavat movement, which had Muslim, Turkic and general reformist roots and ideology.

It has been alleged against Beria that he had been involved with British Intelligence in Baku in or around 1919. Not impossible. Baku was of huge strategic importance during the First World War.

Likewise, at his drumhead trial in 1953, it was alleged that Beria favoured soft relations with National Socialist Germany or was even a “traitor” who helped Germany militarily and diplomatically (see the Wikipedia article, below).

Anthroposophy and other Germanic cultural connections

Beria was friendly toward the writer Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, who was educated partly at Berlin University (graduating in 1918) and spent the war years 1914-1918 in Germany and Switzerland as well as France. Gamsakhurdia may well have met Rudolf Steiner (d.1925) at that time, when Steiner was constructing the First Goetheanum (at Dornach, near Basel, Switzerland).

In the 1920s, Konstantine Gamsakhurdia was for 3-4 years a political prisoner in the Solovki concentration camp on the Solovetsky Islands. He would almost certainly not have survived the purges of the 1930s without Beria’s protection.

The son of Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, became President of Georgia in the first democratic elections following Soviet rule. He is generally considered to have been an Anthroposophist, and wrote, among other works, Goethe’s Weltanschauung from the Anthroposophic Point of View [pub. Tbilisi 1985].

Beria’s Preferred Policies

Beria was not an idealist, but a practitioner of Realpolitik, par excellence. This enabled him not only to implement Stalin’s repressions without conscience, but also to see the aspects of Soviet life that were not working.

Had Beria succeeded Stalin,

  • he would have brought back a large measure of private ownership, or at least operational ownership, into agriculture. That would have hugely improved Soviet agriculture, whereas Khrushchev’s Virgin Lands scheme was mainly an expensive and ecologically-negative failure;
  • because Beria was not an ideologue, he would have had no qualms in ending the Cold War early. He would have been, to cite Mrs Thatcher’s view of Gorbachev, someone “with whom the West could do business.” That might have meant no Vietnam War, no Soviet support for so-called “Liberation” movements in Africa, no Cuban Missile Crisis, no Berlin Wall;
  • while Beria would certainly have ruthlessly stamped down on domestic political opposition, he would not have repeated Stalin’s mistaken policy (implemented partly by Beria himself) of arresting millions of people for effectively no reason;
  • Beria would have (as Sudoplatov notes) allowed the non-Russian republics a greater degree of independence, thus creating an earlier and more feasible “Commonwealth of Independent States” [CIS], albeit that they would not be “states” but autonomous or semi-autonomous republics.
  • Beria would have concentrated the KGB (its later name) and GRU on useful intelligence gathering and not on playing spy games and fomenting pseudo-Marxist revolts in Africa, Latin America etc.

Conclusion

While it might stick in the craw of many to conclude that Beria would have made a far better ruler of Russia than uneducated Khrushchev with his half-baked huge projects and his bang-shoe-on-table style of diplomacy, the facts speak for themselves.

Notes

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

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Household_plot#History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literary Note

A British scribbler, one Alex Marshall (formerly of The Guardian, now at time of writing apparently “Europe Culture Editor” for The New York Times) wrote a book called The Caucasus Under Soviet Rule, in which he wrote that “Personally propagating a bizarre Rudolph Steiner-inspired cult of anthroposophy, [Zviad] Gamsakhurdia…[etc]”.

Poorly written, for a start: “Anthroposophy” requires upper-case “A”, just like, say, “Roman Catholicism”. Marshall spells Rudolf Steiner, “Rudolph”, just as those who make fun of Hitler often write his name “Adolph” in petty denigration; also, “a bizarre” should be (if written at all) “the bizarre”.

Marshall’s words sound like a polemic against Anthroposophy, that movement which has achieved so much (though that fact is still not well-known to the masses in the Anglophone countries). To write off Anthroposophy as “a bizarre cult” is itself bizarre: think biodynamic agriculture, Waldorf [Rudolf Steiner] education etc.

I note that Marshall’s book, at least according to some reviewers, contains a number of other factual errors.

In fact, Shevardnadze, who overthrew Zviad Gamsakhurdia, was a ruthless “ex”-Soviet apparatchik who reintroduced large-scale repression into already-chaotic Georgian political life. He was the preferred candidate of the New World Order, completely under the “Western” thumb. I myself was slightly acquainted at one time (c.1995) with one of Shevardnadze’s advisers, who –like me– was on the Committee of the Central Asia and Transcaucasia Law Association [CATLA], a body active in the 1990s and which was supported by the British Government and large London-based law firms with interests in those regions.

http://poli.vub.ac.be/publi/ContBorders/eng/ch0201.htm

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

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

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

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

Update, 24 November 2018

I have located my copy of the book Beria, by Sergio Beria (Lavrenty Beria’s son), so may add to this blog post when I have reread the book.