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Diary Blog, 16 February 2021

Freedom of expression

There are moves from the Government to maintain some free speech on university premises, but what about the other intense attacks on free speech, mostly by the Jew-Zionist element? Those attacks occur more often on social media and in the msm. I myself have been victim (or intended victim) of such attacks by Jews, which have included the two matters linked here: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

Yes, but where were Toby Young, Delingpole, all the “free speech” advocates, when my rights were trashed and I was disbarred for having tweeted five completely true and accurate tweets about Jews, Michael Gove, Sarkozy, David Cameron-Levita etc?

Where were they (and the Daily Mail) then?

Where were they when Alison Chabloz was persecuted and prosecuted for having posted online her satirical songs mocking the “holocaust” hoaxes and fraudsters?

Where were they when Jez Turner of the London Forum was actually imprisoned for having made a humorous speech suggesting that the Jews be expelled from England (again)?

For those hypocrites, “free speech” means “free speech unless you offend the Jews”…

The “Great Reset”…

What’s really going on here?

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The Jews, historically, usually attack the host countries in two ways: first, by infiltrating the “upper classes” or rulership elements of the host countries; secondly, by inciting revolt among the lower classes of those host countries.

The pattern is seen in the UK. Wealthy Jews and part-Jews send their children to the most expensive schools, such as Eton, Harrow, St. Paul’s etc, not primarily for the education, but for the social and financial (and political) connections. Then on to Oxford or Cambridge. Examples? David Cameron-Levita, George Osborne, Alexander “Boris” Johnson.

Colonization . In fact, even what passes for “aristocracy” in the UK (mostly traceable only to the 20th or 19th centuries anyway) is thoroughly infiltrated as well. Even the Royal Family is contaminated.

The other side of the coin is the Jewish fomenting of rebellion and revolution, as seen in Marx (Jew), and then Lenin (part-Jew), Trotsky (aka L.D. Bronstein, a Jew), “Kamenev”, “Bukharin”, “Lunacharsky”, and the rest of the leading Bolsheviks and other Marxists.

For this latter aspect of their activity, the revolutionaries need what Lenin called “useful idiots“. Today, that might include “anti-racists”, “antifascists”, “Black Lives Matter” foot-soldiers, “refugees welcome” dimwits , “Extinction Rebellion”/Greta Nut fans and so on. All run by Jewish individuals or groups. “Hope not Hate” and “United Against Fascism” [UAF] as well.

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All very true. One might not much like or respect someone such as the part-Jew Zac Goldsmith (not that I have ever met him in person, and I believe that he has genuine environmental interests) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zac_Goldsmith#Early_life], but it cannot be credibly said that he is in politics for the salary, perks and expenses! His inherited hundreds of millions make that not even a question.

Now look at, say, Tony Blair, Tom Watson [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Watson_(Labour_politician)#Expenses], Michael Dugher, Patricia Hewitt [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Hewitt#Dispatches_Lobbyist_investigation] and many many others. Arriviste money-grubbers. Mostly Labour Friends of Israel members.

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There are now 8 billion human or humanoid people on the Earth, twice as many even as compared to 1970. If that 8 billion were to be reduced to 800 million or even 80 million, it would not matter, and for the Earth as “Gaia” would be a lifesaver, so long as all or almost all of the 800 or 80 million left were of basically Northern European descent.

Well, there it is. The emergent (if incompetent) UK police state in action, with even a presently-incumbent elected politician being interfered with by uniformed police as he quietly delivers leaflets in his own constituency re. an upcoming election…You could scarcely have a more blatant example of what is developing in this country.

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You only have to look at how the Jews on UK Twitter support any Jewish actor, actress, scribbler, politician etc. They have an ethnocentrism and tribalism which we, the Europeans, simply no longer possess, if we ever did in that sense.

We are not “strangers in a strange land” (though the UK is starting to look and feel that way). This is our land.

I think that I would stack up my reading, travelling etc against 99% of people, and against probably 100% of the “antifascist” idiot mob, and the result is, in part, this blog.

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Diary Blog, 12 February 2021

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Dictatorial “lockdown”, mishandled Brexit, continuing mass immigration (though slowed by some voluntary repatriation over past months), collapsing real economy, sliding real estate values in London. Mass unemployment. Huge divides opening up, socially, culturally and politically.

There is no “revolutionary situation” in the UK. Not yet. By 2022, there may be, or at least the start of one.

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“Dr” Louise Raw, prolific “antifascist” tweeter, fantasizing about being able to arrest, have arrested, or see being arrested, those with whom she disagrees socially or politically. Not “just” those she and her type label “fascist”, “Nazi”, “neo-Nazi” etc, but also persons such as American alt-Right journalist Andrew Ngo, or London radio loudmouth Julia Hartley-Brewer.

I suppose that one could call “Dr” Raw’s attitude “Stalinist” or “neo-Stalinist”, or maybe “neo-Trotskyist” (after all, the Jew Trotsky —L.D. Bronstein, to apply his original name— had plenty of people shot, including trade unionists: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Trotsky; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Trotsky#Trotsky’s_contribution_to_the_Russian_Revolution).

On the other hand, to compare “Dr” Raw or her like to Trotsky or Stalin (or Dzerzhinsky for that matter) would be even more silly than her labelling of others. As Marx commented in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, the “first time tragedy, second time, farce“. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eighteenth_Brumaire_of_Louis_Bonaparte.

As I have often noted in this blog, “socialism” died around 1989 and has been replaced by the grotesqueries of “Black Lives Matter”, LGBTQXYZ nonsense, “trans” nonsense, “antiracism” nonsense and all the other socio-political absurdities we now see around the self-describing “Left”.

Silly people such as “Dr” Raw tweet about locking people up for their views, but she at least seems (?) to have enough awareness to realize that she and her cohorts cannot actually do that. She and they are reduced to bleating that the State, or someone, or anyone, should take such measures.

The self-describing UK “Left” is now the haunt not of the scoundrel, not solely anyway, but of those in a comfortable, unthinking, and mutually-supporting niche, who want to be told what to think, say or do by the EU, official bodies, “Covid marshals” etc. Thus they love Twitter, and their greatest joy is to see someone of whom they disapprove expelled from Twitter. They put forward no programme, have no political traction, and are basically irrelevant.

I might add, “ask not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee“…

Incidentally, Kim Philby [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Philby] was a great admirer of Eighteenth Brumaire. I expect that he would have known the fact noted below:

In the preface to the second edition of The Eighteenth Brumaire, Marx stated that the purpose of this essay was to “demonstrate how the class struggle in France created circumstances and relationships that made it possible for a grotesque mediocrity to play a hero’s part.”[1]” [Wikipedia] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eighteenth_Brumaire_of_Louis_Bonaparte. [my bold emphasis].

Is that how Philby secretly viewed himself? As a “grotesque mediocrity” nonetheless able to play a role arguably (in Philby’s mind?) “heroic”? Was that one reason why Philby drank so much, that dissonance?

I suppose that we shall never know. In any event, I myself am sceptical of the (supposed) importance or significance of Philby, despite the books which continue to be churned out about him, mostly in the UK.

As a matter of fact, I once (in fact more than once; several times) met someone who had once met Philby, or at least had heard him give a lecture. I should have been more curious and asked about that person’s impression of the “great spy” and/or “great traitor”.

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I have blogged about sinister Macron in the past: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/09/on-recent-events-in-france/.

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable” [John F. Kennedy, 1962].

If all peaceful protest, publicity and discussion is made impossible and even unlawful, the eventual result will be something more direct.

Talk about “cultural appropriation”!

One of the most telling ways in which the Jew-Zionist lobby has poisoned the UK is in the “denial” label. First there was “holocaust” “denial”, aimed at anyone, whether professional historian or not, questioning the “holocaust” narrative in whole or part (even the ludicrous “gas chambers” nonsense).

After that came climate change “denial”, a term aimed at anyone questioning the causes or effects of what was originally termed “global warming”. As with “holocaust” “denial”, it turns out that the “deniers” have at least the preponderance of fact on their side: Prince Charles and others were wrong when they said, in 2009, that humanity had 3, then 5, then 7 years “to save the planet”.

It turned out that the “experts” were not only wrong but actively mendacious in saying that the Himalayan glaciers would soon melt completely, resulting in the Ganges, Indus and Brahmaputra all running dry.

Al Gore and others were just lying when their films showed the Aral Sea becoming near-desert because of climate change (it was because Soviet planners diverted the feeder waters to cotton production in the 1960s and 1970s). Likewise, while Kilimanjaro had lost much of its snow cap in 2009 [https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091102171209.htm], old photos show similar views a century before, and recent snows have defied the predictions of no-snow by 2020: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/staying-power-of-kilimanjaro-snow-defies-al-gores-gloomy-forecast-8x8l7s0v3. See also: https://skepticalscience.com/mount-kilimanjaro-snow.htm:

Mt. Kilimanjaro’s ice loss is due to land use.

‘Gore claims the snowcap atop Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro is shrinking and that global warming is to blame. Yet according to the November 2003 issue of Nature magazine, “Although it’s tempting to blame the ice loss on global warming, researchers think deforestation of the mountain’s foothills is the more likely culprit. Without the forests’ humidity, previously moisture-laden winds blew dry. No longer replenished with water, the ice is evaporating in the strong equatorial sunshine.”‘ “

Well, now we have “Covid-19” “denial”! Anyone questioning the origins of “the virus”, anyone saying that the World Economic Forum and others are using the virus as a means for a “Great Reset”, anyone questioning the utility of repressive government measures such as facemask-mandating, “lockdowns” etc is a “denier”, a kind of heretic, probably a criminal or even a murderer…

This is that happens when it becomes a heresy to question officially-supported fact-narratives. Beware.

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In free countries…”. Quite…

Peter Hitchens still regards the UK as sort-of “free”. Debatable?

Hitler’s policy was resettlement of Jews. Millions did leave Germany, millions left Europe, in the 1930s and early 1940s. USA, UK, Australia, Palestine, and other places too.

What was “unhinged” was the UK and France offering Poland a “guarantee” in 1939 which was not worth the paper on which it was written. That spurious “guarantee” triggered WW2 as surely as the mass mobilizations of 1914 had triggered WW1.

More accurately, the “guarantee” to Poland, when not just ignored by the UK and France on the fateful days of 1-3 September 1939, triggered that disastrous war.

All well and good, but a System MP of that kind will just laugh at critical tweets, emails, letters etc.

Here she is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Owen. Half-Chinese, and a former paid “political adviser” to Alan Sugar [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Sugar#Early_life].

Again, good as far as it goes, but that particular MP is not disposed to listen.

I lived in Cornwall for two years or so (and another two on the Devon side of the Tamar), having from 2002 to 2004 a lease of one of the largest country houses in North Cornwall (seen below in a 1940s photograph):

[above: same house in a more recent photograph]

The immediately above photograph shows me standing by the ballroom carriage entrance. Incidentally, I am not giving a “Hitler” or “Roman” salute, but merely trying to pose “casually” for the picture, as if resting my hand on the stonework. I am not (it goes without saying) a natural photographic subject…

Cornwall offers few people well-paid work; small businesses such as the Cornish Cheese Company (I am not a shareholder, by the way!) need encouragement to succeed or even survive. The geographical location of Cornwall, its relative isolation, increases shipping costs, and so on.

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I have no idea what shenanigans are going on in the Bristol Labour Party, but what might have been expected from Keir Starmer? It amuses me to see the parallels between him and that little pissant, “Conservative” Party Cabinet minister, Robert Jenrick: both completely in the pocket of the Jewish lobby, both married to Jewish wives (both of whom are property lawyers), both having children all being brought up as Jewish (eg celebrating the Jewish supremacist religious holidays etc).

Surprising court judgment

It is not for me to say whether or not that peculiar woman, Camila Batmanghelidjh, was in some measure a fraud, or whether what she did was in any measure fraudulent. All that can be said was that very large amounts of State funding were spent and probably wasted on a “motley crew” of inner city London ferals. She was in charge (supposedly).

All one can say for sure is that the government of the part-Jew, David Cameron-Levita, was a complete mess.

[above: Camila Batmanghelidjh]

Supposedly of Iranian origin. (((I wonder))).

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If correct, that certainly is terrible.

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Fortunately for Patriotic Alternative, most of those seeing any such Sun “newspaper” expose will only look at the pictures!

One puppet of the Jewish lobby has been replaced by another. All hail “democracy”…

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Diary Blog, 15 January 2021

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[“Russia has no borders; Russia is wherever there are Russians”]

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Peter Oborne on how the BBC and other msm are deliberately retailing fake news to the British public:

Still think that you are living in (what people long ago called) “a free country”? Police state.

Yes, at present only a “toytown” police state, but steadily becoming a real one. Tyrannical government, no real Opposition in Parliament (quite the reverse, in fact), the Press, TV, radio almost entirely pumping out System propaganda, the police becoming a Stasi-lite, the law corrupted or ignored, Government wishes (sub nom “guidance” and “advice”, or made-up “rules”) treated by the police as if “law”, while the courts are silent or craven.

At present it is “iron fist in velvet glove”, but for how long?

A debate which has been around for hundreds, maybe thousands, of years. On the one hand, cities are the fount of organized culture and science, along with other desirable things; on the other hand, cities are sinks of dirt, corruption, decadence and evil.

Marx referred to “rural idiocy”, a point of view arguably typically Jewish; the Jews have long been associated with urban life, though not exclusively: there were once plenty of rural Jews in the Pale of Settlement (Western Russia and what is now Belarus), and also in Poland and Ukraine.

On the other hand, writers, poets and thinkers have always existed who were ready to extol the country life, and even life in the wilderness. Virgil, Rousseau and Thoreau among many others.

Perhaps the best way to look upon these questions of urbanization and rurality is to say that there can be decent and aesthetically-pleasing cities, and there can be a rural life with high cultural and living standards. There must be the will to create both.

Not just Gates. All the ultra-wealthy are now buying up huge tracts of farmland. Look at the UK. James Dyson [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Dyson] has been building up a huge farmland portfolio across the central belt of England: Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Lincolnshire [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Dyson#Personal_life].

Dyson may soon be akin to the 15thC magnate, Warwick the Kingmaker [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Neville,_16th_Earl_of_Warwick; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Neville,_16th_Earl_of_Warwick#Warwick’s_apex]; Warwick’s lands were said to be so extensive that he could ride through the whole of England, coast-to-coast, or North to South, and never leave his own estates.

Dyson is but one example of very wealthy persons buying lands in huge quantity in England and also Scotland at present. I myself have noticed how few large estates are on sale for long before being bought. I am sure that it is partly by reason of a drive for security. London is becoming a zoo. Who knows how long it will be safe for the wealthy? Also, in circumstances of socio-economic and/or socio-political meltdown—which may develop— rural estates are safer than London houses.

There is also the point that land is a hedging asset in a way that cash and equities (shares) are not. The pound must be sliding from now. Not just the “panicdemic”, but mishandled Brexit/Brino as well. We have just been told that the UK economy contracted by nearly 3% recently. Yes, the Government can borrow to distribute largesse— for a while. Not indefinitely, though.

I was just reading some American anti-Gates Twitter accounts talking about these issues. One fellow said that he has bought 1 acre and intends to build his own home on it and grow things. Fine, though an acre is very little, but, while that may be straightforward in parts of the USA, in Western Europe there are so many factors etc to overcome. God help the man who buys an acre of Devon or Dorset and just builds his own home on it without planning permission etc.

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Below, “Antifa” cheerleader (always from a very safe distance) and serial grifter, Mike Stuchbery, attacks the memory of Ashli Babbitt, an American woman who, though unarmed, was shot dead at the US Capitol building recently:

Stuchbery, who used to pose as “historian” and “journalist” (in fact, he was briefly a “supply” —i.e. temporary— teacher, who was sacked for reasons unclear) is now living off German welfare payments in Stuttgart (he also seems to scribble a bit for politically-tendentious online websites). I have blogged about him previously (he later sent, a couple of times, puerile and would-be threatening messages to me as a result): https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/10/23/a-few-words-about-mike-stuchbery/

An unpleasant character.

Ha ha! (see below):

Quite funny. First of all, and despite her extensive education (her father was a wealthy timber merchant, of the sort mentioned in Russian literature of the 19thC), Rosa Luxemburg was an idiot. She died before she was able to see most of the devastation wrought by Soviet socialism. Her own ideas were, arguably, typically Jewish, tending to protest, dissolution, revolution and chaos. Even had she been gifted power, she would have been unable to do anything positive with it.

Incidentally, her Wikipedia entry initially describes her as “Polish”, rather than “Jewish”, because of her having been born in Poland [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Luxemburg]! The (((influence))) is very obvious in parts of Wikipedia.

Sad. Give the bird a chance. It can always be prevented from mating, if that is the problem. There’s no do-gooder “conservationist” as extreme as an Australian one (unless it’s a German one).

Ironic, though. A poor pigeon makes an epic journey to Australia and will be killed, but the idiots in Australia have let in every kind of ethnic riff-raff, and those idiots in Canberra and elsewhere pat themselves on the back for being so “hospitable” and “diverse”!

[update: it turns out that the pigeon was probably not from the USA, and so will not now be killed].

Ha ha! Not very polite, but then neither are these self-appointed “facemask vigilantes”.

In fact, the Jewish woman was probably making it up. Not for nothing was one of the Ten Commandments, “Thou shalt not bear false witness“. Ingrained…

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This is the problem not only in relation to the “panicdemic” but also in relation to other issues which scarcely impact on the very wealthy, and only peripherally on the merely very affluent Westminster denizens, whether politicians or msm drones. Immigration. Poor roads. Poor public transport. Crime (mostly committed by immigrants and/or their offspring). Declining quality of the NHS. Poor pay for most. Poor education.

In fact, the very wealthy don’t necessarily care much about most of those issues. Immigration? No problem (cheap labour inc. domestic help; and no immigrant “communities” live anywhere near them or in the same buildings). Poor rail and roads? No problem (private planes and helicopters, supplemented by chauffeur-driven or other Range-Rovers and other expensive cars). Crime? No problem (private security, expensive alarms etc). NHS problems? No problem (private healthcare, money for medicines unavailable on NHS…). Poor pay? No problem (inherited or other wealth). Poor education? No problem (anyone with wealth can pay for expensive schools and/or private tutors).

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Diary Blog, 24 July 2020

One of the aspects of the present madness that interests me is not only how supine half of the public has been, but the extent to which the kind of people most rebellious, and also vocal about “rights”, in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, are now the most eager to submit to State authority: the “socialists”, “Left-wingers” (I myself disparage such “right”/”left” terminology, though), civil rights activists etc.

Don’t believe me? Look on Twitter. The kind of people in the categories just listed are all but begging to be “locked down”, monitored, tested, traced, masked, muzzled and generally told what to do, when to do it, and what to wear while doing it.

As I have blogged in the past, the degeneration of that part of the body politic is palpable.

You see it in other ways too: the wish not to leave the EU, because the EU (they imagine) will control things, control them, lay down rules for everything…

Again, you see it in the wish to be subject to the arbitrary constraints of Twitter and other online platforms; and the allied wish to “report” those whose views dissent from the shibboleths of the Twit-pack.

Such people are also the most fervent supporters of the muzzling of the population…

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Below, two tweets about the latest Jewish or anti-Corbyn legal activity:

Mark Lewis cannot be “disbarred”, because he is not and never has been a barrister, though he is a solicitor and (at least as yet) not struck off.

I have blogged fairly extensively (mostly in 2018 and 2019) about Lewis and his conspiratorial, unhinged and disgraceful behaviour:

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/01/11/update-re-mark-lewis-lawyer-questions-are-raised/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/12/22/mark-lewis-lawyer-latest-update/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/12/20/self-publicizing-supposed-top-lawyer-mark-lewis-full-transcript-of-disciplinary-hearing-judgment-now-released-by-tribunal/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/the-latest-revelations-about-zionist-supposed-top-lawyer-mark-lewis/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/12/13/more-details-about-mark-lewis-lawyer-and-his-abusive-social-media-presence/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/12/11/mark-lewis-lawyer-disciplinary-case-now-updated-to-11-december-2018/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/11/23/mark-lewis-lawyer-tries-to-have-part-of-the-case-against-him-thrown-out/

Have a read of the above. Lewis was and is aware of everything I wrote about and against him; his Jew-Zionist friends and allies monitor my writings obsessively and have done for years: Lewis himself has been obsessed with me for years, since 2011 or 2012, and has plotted against me for all that time. Lewis has never sued me, though; indeed, he has never even threatened to sue me, despite everything that I have written, but has tried to strike at me covertly. (((Typical))).

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/

The other Jews in the Mark Lewis/”Campaign Against Antisemitism” etc cabal(s) are aghast that Lewis and his clients cannot extract both flesh and blood from Corbyn; here below, fanatical Jew Zionist David Collier:

The tweet below made me laugh! I dare say that even Lewis himself might be (albeit bitterly) amused by it.

Even Lewis’s enemies often tend to accept him at his own valuation (and self-publicizing) as so-called “top lawyer”; yet at the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal in 2018, those judging him were told by Lewis’s own Counsel that all he owned were a mobility scooter, a private pension worth £70 a week, and his own clothes! Even discounting the usual tendency of Jews (cf. Ghislaine “Maxwell”) to play the Jewish “victim” when caught out, I doubt that Lewis has millions (or anything much) salted away.

Below, some interesting quotations:

Of course, the “Jew who dislikes Jews” is a not-uncommon figure: in the historical past, Marx for one, who wrote to Engels “I am in Ramsgate; nothing but Jews and bedbugs“; through those figures cited in the tweet above, and on to the anti-Zionist Jews of today such as Miko Peled and Gilad Atzmon.

https://www.knightstemplarorder.com/nick_griffin_on_templar_report

Yet another MP sex scandal. Almost normalized now. This particular idiot is apparently unsure whether he prefers girls or boys, so ineptly tries to have it off with both.

What still astounds me is the sheer mediocrity (at best) of so many MPs these days. So few have even a modicum of education, culture, or real belief in anything at all, let alone any genuine desire to serve the country or their constituents. Just trash, really.

When I became aware of the existence of Rob Roberts (about an hour ago), I was wondering whether he would make a good candidate for my Deadhead MPs series on this blog, but sadly he seems (judging by his Wikipedia entry) to have nothing interesting about him at all. Nothing. See for yourself: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Roberts_(politician)

Coronavirus panic/scam

In the local authority area where I live (a quite large area of nearly 300 square miles in coastal and near-coastal Southern England, rural and semi-rural, with a few small towns and villages), the population is about 180,000 people. The “R” number has been varying below 1 and 2 (ie. number of cases per 100,000 population). In the past week, 1.8. There have been, therefore, about 2 or 3 confirmed new cases in the past week. Out of 180,000 people…

When you consider that only one out of dozens, perhaps a hundred, new cases will die from this condition, you can see that, in this particular area, perhaps one or two people are likely to die from “the virus” over the course of the next year! Sad for those people and their relatives, but not repeat not a reason to shut anything down, nor to make the population wear facemasks.

This is, thankfully, not the Plague.

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“Travellers”, so-called…

Britain needs a kind of SS force.

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The tweeter above, “Sarah Deech” or “@londonette”, is the daughter, I believe, of “baroness” Deech, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Deech,_Baroness_Deech, a Jewish woman who, when my “case” was being “investigated” by the Bar Standards Board from 2014 (the case having been brought against me, in effect, by “UK Lawyers for Israel”), was not only the Chair of the Bar Standards Board but also a Patron of…UK Lawyers for Israel!

By the time that the case came up before the Bar Disciplinary Tribunal, it having been decided that my (in the end, only) 5 supposedly “grossly offensive” tweets (out of between 150,000-200,000 tweets and retweets!) merited my being “tried”, “baroness” Deech had in fact been replaced by a different Chair, though only by a former UK Amassador to Israel, who was extremely pro-Israel and extremely pro-Jewish interests!

I raised the question of perceived bias (in the decision to take me before a Tribunal) at the hearing itself , but the (generally reasonably fair) retired Circuit Judge chairing the 5-person panel told me at least twice that whatever the merits of my claim that the decision-making process was flawed (because, as I submitted, “justice must not only be done but be seen to be done” and “no man can be a judge in his own cause“), it was not relevant , because what mattered was the justice of the hearing itself…

With all respect to that judge, I disagree. If a person is only “tried” because a biased process decided that he should be tried, then he is on the back foot from the start, no matter how “fair” the hearing is.

The above, in my view, is so even if “baroness” Deech took no part in the decision to haul me before the Bar Disciplinary Tribunal, though I find it hard to believe that she was, at the material time, unaware that an organization in which she was a major figure (UK Lawyers for Israel) was complaining officially about me to another organization which she headed and for which she had responsibility (the Bar Standards Board).

As a matter of fact, the hearing in October 2016, though generally fair in the way it was conducted, was wrong about, inter alia, whether my five tweets (the Jews had originally complained about many dozens!) were in fact “grossly offensive”.

Take the one about Michael Gove, in which I truthfully described the little bastard as something like a pro-Jew pro Israel expenses cheat. ALL TRUE (I was unaware at the time that the bastard was also a cocaine abuser and drunk!): https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/726458/Barrister-Ian-Millard-disbarred-anti-Semitic-tweets-Michael-Gove-Nicholas-Sarkozy

In fact, I could have appealed the findings of fact and/or the disbarment penalty, but, having ceased Bar practice in 2008, eight years before I was “tried” and disbarred, it would have been almost pointless. I did not care, though it does deprive me of being able to lunch at my (former) Inn when in London, which is a nuisance; I rarely visit London these days anyway.

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[The Great Hall, Lincoln’s Inn, London]

Actually, the BSB did write to me a couple of years after I was disbarred, saying that I should have had the right to challenge the allocation of my case to a 5-person panel instead of a 3-person panel (only a 5-person panel can disbar) and that I could do so if I wished. I could not be bothered and so did not take that up.

I wrote about some of the above here: https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/ and may blog in greater detail at a later date.

Finally, I took a look at the composition of the present BSB (the actual governing board): 13 members (a coven? Only joking…), out of which 3-4 Jews. The kind of disproportion one sees everywhere.

https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/about-us/how-we-regulate/our-governance/our-board.html

One of the present Board was actually an unsmiling “bookend” on the panel at my own “trial” in 2016, though I see no point in identifying her.

Boris Johnson

Boris-idiot was on TV this evening. Just looking at that little idiot posing as PM places me in a rage.

Communitarian police state UK

https://twitter.com/LaraCrabb/status/1286576458144583681?s=20

Late music

The Revolution of the Robots and AI Means that Basic Income is Inevitable

I have been interested for several, indeed many, years in the socio-political effects of the AI/robot/computer revolution, which effects started to be felt as long ago as the 1960s, accelerated in the 1980s, but which still mushroom, and may be considered to be still in the youthful stage of development.

I happened to see an online article which was about 25 types of human work likely to be largely replaced by robots. Some were unsurprising, such as Data Entry Clerks and Bookkeepers, others less so (as a former barrister, I noticed “Lawyers” with interest!). I did not expect to see “Farmers” on the list, though in fact much agricultural work has already moved from human and animal labour to robotic or at least automated: sophisticated machines now already sow, harvest and process agricultural produce. Some of the most delicate tasks can still not be effectively automated without loss of quality, but that will probably change. The picking of grapes is done today as it has been since the dawn of recorded history– by hand. The best tea is also still picked by hand, though experiments have been made with automation: the Soviet tea industry tried it back in the 1970s (“on Georgia’s sun-dappled hills”, as Lermontov had it).

Looking ahead, one can see that many more jobs will be automated. Even now, that is leaving many either with no jobs, or with “McJobs”, minimum-wage bottom-of-barrel jobs. Increasingly, there will be discontent as those who have either no job or a job which does not cover even basic necessities become more numerous. At present, in the UK, those who have existed on poor pay have had that pay topped up via “tax credits” etc (and/or, now, the cretinous “Universal Credit” pipedream of Iain Dunce Duncan Smith), administered by a shambolic and punitive bureaucratic regime. That can and will be taken over by a Basic Income, paid without reference to whether the individual is trying to find work or better work.

The essence of the plan in respect of AI etc is that automation creates economic surplus. That surplus, at present, is today then distributed mostly to shareholders and higher executives, by means of dividends, pay and capital gains (eg via share options). That surplus or benefit should be shared out with the employees of the enterprise and with the people in general, via the mediation of the State. Not forgetting the need for an economic enterprise to have reserve funding for R&D etc.

Basic Income will give to all citizens at least a measure of the financial and life security currently enjoyed by only the wealthy, the “trustafarians” etc. It will enable those who want more than the basic minimum to work for that extra money, those who want to volunteer or do charitable work to do so and yet still subsist, those who want to think or write to create. As for those who only want to loaf, they do that under any system (including the present one) and at least Basic Income makes society quiescent.

The cost of Basic Income is high, but the cost of administering and paying out the present “welfare” system is hugely high too! Admin, snooping, interrogating, complex payment structures etc.

Taken to absurdity, one could envisage a society entirely dystopian, where no human workers are needed at all. The machines (etc) then produce goods and services which cannot be bought and paid for, because the humans have no work and therefore no pay and therefore no disposable income.

In such a scenario, either goods and services have to be given away free of charge to the humans unable to pay for them, or the humans need to be given money-value for which they have not directly worked. Basic Income.

The present society is already exhibiting a trend to work which pays little or nothing and a connected trend to an amelioration of the effects of that first trend (via State welfare, pensions, tax credits etc).

In the end, Basic Income is essential, because the robotics/AI revolution is loosening the nexus between work and pay.

Notes

https://vdare.com/posts/automation-farm-robot-picks-peppers

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/12/08/waitrose-first-supermarket-use-robots-farm-food/

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/universal-credit-basic-income-california-2563380