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Diary Blog, 7 October 2021

“Pound of flesh” news

https://www.jpost.com/international/nazi-concentration-camp-guard-aged-100-starts-trial-in-germany-681306

The (((usual suspects))) are baying for blood, as always.

Don’t expect any mercy from “them”. They are not European and have a very different historical and genetic background to us.

As to the case itself, in 1945 the present defendant was 23 or 24. His duty was, apparently, to stand in a watch-tower for a certain number of hours per day. Now the Jew-Zionist-dominated “German” state is putting him on trial at the age of 100.

Should the American sentries at the gates of Los Alamos in 1944 or 1945 be put on trial because they “facilitated” the dropping of the atom bombs on Japan, and so “helped” to kill hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians? No? Why not, on this basis?

Other news

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10061141/Sex-offender-wins-appeal-against-deportation-wasnt-asked-felt-crimes.html

Britain is now a dustbin. Time to clear out the trash.

Other tweets seen

I em goin’ to bee a loww…yer. At de Bar“…I have seen some specimens not much better than that! The Bar, like much of England, is a dustbin now.

You see poor reasoning skills and poor English constantly on Twitter, and in the real world outside Twitter. Many of the defaulters are graduates, and some are barristers, solicitors, doctors etc. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10066893/University-grade-inflation-fears-tutors-ignore-poor-English-policies-drive-inclusivity.html.

All part of the contrived and deliberately promoted madness of the present age, perhaps especially in the UK. I blogged about this a few years ago: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/11/15/when-reality-becomes-subjective/.

I cited this tweet, which quotes the great G.K. Chesterton:

Basically true, though the exact figure for casualties in Dresden is still disputed, and may have been “only” 200,000, possibly as “low” as 25,000. WW2 statistics are frequently open to question (though the Dresden bombing and firestorm did at least take place, unlike the gassings in the mythical “gas chambers” etc).

[Dresden 1945, after Allied bombing caused a huge firestorm]

…but just wait until some lady talks about Jews on an Internet “radio” podcast, or posts a cartoon or two about “them”. Then the police are on the case at once! The lady in question might well be prosecuted…

Another and longer film about American rustbelt city, Gary (Indiana).

Interesting. In the Soviet Union, there were many (State-owned, of course) “company towns”, mostly founded under Stalin. Such industrial areas were part of a huge organized system, the [economic] Plan for a country 92x the size of the UK, and encompassing 11 time zones. A machine where each component was dependent on all other parts working.

When the Soviet system fell apart, many such cities all but collapsed, dependent as they were one one single plant or factory which found itself unable to sell products or to buy raw materials.

The industrial plant usually provided everything: transport, medical services, schools, and more. When the plant closed, the “social infrastructure” lost all funding. The result has been, over the past 30 years, population loss and, not infrequently, cities becoming abandoned areas.

More tweets

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Diary Blog, 11 June 2021, including thoughts about politicization of charities, and about the Maya Forstater case

The charity sector— a “rotten borough”

Sadly, the charity sector has, over decades, developed into a “rotten borough”. There have been so many scandals. Oxfam alone has had many. Legal and political scandals around “charitable status”; sex scandals; money-related scandals. Why?

I believe that, looking at the larger charities, the basic problem is one of focus, going back to those recruited.

There was always a “campaigning” aspect to many of these charities, inasmuch as many of them have always regarded it as part of their remit to campaign for changes in the law, or changes in public behaviour. Examples would include the Salvation Army, and the League Against Cruel Sports, to name but two.

There is inevitably a grey area between such “political” or socio-political campaigning, and outright politicking. This came to a head in the 1980s when it emerged that Oxfam was spending huge amounts of money (money mainly donated by well-meaning members of the public) not only on direct alleviation of poverty in Africa (etc), and not even on effective but indirect poverty-alleviation (eg supporting schools in Africa), but on political propaganda such as anti-apartheid stuff (the false narrative being that poverty in Africa as a whole was somehow caused by apartheid in South Africa, despite the fact that the Africans in South Africa were often better off than Africans in other African states).

In fact, the now nearly 30 years of (notional) black African rule in South Africa have proven that apartheid was not the only or even main factor holding back 99.9% of South African blacks. The new South Africa has quite as much inequality of capital and income as the old South Africa, together with rocketing crime and corruption. All that and virtue-signalling too!

In the UK charity/NGO sector, there have been all the scandals around money and sex, such as at Save The Children, where the head of the organization was getting about £400,000 a year, and where his cronies at the top were getting £200,000 or more, one such crony being the sex-pest Brendan Cox, the then husband of Labour Party MP Jo Cox (who was assassinated in 2016).

The roots of these problems go back to the kind of people recruited. Typical of our age: virtue-signalling “woke” hypocrites, but who are also very interested in money.

There is, also, a persistent problem with many charity staff, at the higher (careerist) levels, being anti-white, meaning anti-European race and culture.

The Maya Forstater case https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_Forstater_v_Centre_for_Global_Development

I have blogged, about the general questions raised, once or twice in the past: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/11/15/when-reality-becomes-subjective/

He was right. We are pretty much there now…

Q.E.D.

In the Maya Forstater appeal: “The panel said only views akin to Nazism or totalitarianism were unworthy of protections for rights of freedom of expression and thought.” [The Guardian]. https://www.theguardian.com/law/2021/jun/10/gender-critical-views-protected-belief-appeal-tribunal-rules-maya-forstater.

Seems that the Indian in charge thinks that National Socialism is just too true!

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Tweets seen

Very very lenient. Alison Chabloz recently got 18 weeks, so nearly twice as long, merely for pointing out (albeit undiplomatically) some true aspects of Jewish behaviour on an Internet podcast.

A white woman, of course…

Good grief! Incredible that there are still some people who have not woken up to the idiocy of “Boris”.

Khrushchev, in his memoirs, criticized Malenkov as a “filing clerk” and said that that was the worst kind of person to have power given to him. In our society, in the UK of 2021, we have given power to chancers such as “Boris” and little Matt Hancock, but in reality to those behind them, such as the narrowminded medical and statistics zealots of “SAGE” (aka “DUMB”, the Department Under Matt and Boris). Not to mention types such as Dominic Cummings. Result? Misery…

“Judith Gleeson”? [nb. not “Gleason” ]. Hm… I think so…((()))…[https://www.pragueprocess.eu/en/training-academy/expert-network/604-gleeson-1].

“The land of freedom”…

The UK’s multikulti toytown police state in operation. Pathetic, yet at the same time chilling…

Of course, The Handmaid’s Tale is fiction, literary fantasy, but reflective of a outline of possible future reality, just as The Protocols of Zion are literary fantasy yet in a sense “true”, in that they clothe the reality which is coming to pass via, inter alia, NWO, ZOG, the “Black Lives Matter” nonsense, the “Covid-19” “situation” etc.

Incidentally, I see that Martin Daubney’s clip shows Vauxhall Underground Station. I wonder how many, if any (?) SIS staff who use that station, and are not asleep, and see what “British” society now is, have any reservations about defending it?

Sadly, many British people are now scared rabbits, wearing bloody facemasks even in the open air, even when walking alone. That applies particularly to the older population; as to the younger, “woke virtue-signalling idiots” covers many of them. I expect no revolt from the majority, just frightened compliance, maybe with more “North Korea-lite” clapping on command…

There is only one way…

I have not had the vaccine(s); I shall not have the vaccine(s). In youth, I always hoped to die in battle. Who knows…That may now be unlikely, but never say never…

Well…does that come under “cultural appropriation”, “cultural insult”, or some sub-species of “white genocide”?

Push her off…

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Now let’s protect views on other socio-political and historical matters…

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When Reality Becomes Subjective

It has always been accepted that, while subjective views of the world mean that reality may differ for different people, there exists, beyond the subjective reality, an objective reality, most of the time at least. Certain things were to be accepted, by all but the insane, as objectively true or real, and other things were regarded as untrue or unreal. Real included measurement of time, age, race, sex, and a million other things. Unreal did not have to be defined but would include direct “untruths” such as two men dressed up as a pantomime horse. These were “two men dressed up as a pantomime horse” (i.e. true), but were not “a horse” (i.e. false, or untrue).

It was never suggested that two men should not dress up as a pantomime horse and pretend to play the part of a horse on stage —or, indeed, in the street—, simply that two men dressed up as a horse are not a horse! That remains true even were the two men to sincerely believe (e.g. if insane) that they really were a horse.

Now it is true that there might be grey areas, particularly as to the future: it was true, in 1902, to say that people could not fly in heavier-than-air machines; by 1904, the same statement was untrue. There are other obvious examples. “Britain has a huge empire.” True in 1914, 1918, 1939 and even in 1945, but today (2018) not true.

Have we now moved (in the “West”, mainly) to a situation where objective reality is taking a back seat? Wishful thinking (eg the middle-aged woman who thinks that she still looks young) has always existed, but now it is sufficient merely to assert your wish for it to be superficially taken as representing fact: the male person or (far more rare) unfortunate freak of birth who “identifies” or “self-identifies” as female. Not only is such a wish-turned-“fact” to be taken seriously today (in, say, the UK) but anyone saying that a man who has had “gender re-assignment” surgery is still not, in reality, a woman, is accused of being “a bigot” uttering “hate speech”.

So it is that feministic women (with whose outlook I myself generally have little in common) and indeed many other women, and who object to women having to share exclusive facilities such as sport changing rooms, bathrooms etc with so-called “trans-women” (which might mean, eg, young girls having to undress and shower alongside middleaged –and even surgically unchanged– men posing as women, in effect), have been labelled “TERFS“, meaning “Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists”; and all because the said “TERFS” are unwilling to accept as true an evident untruth.

In the Netherlands, a man of 69 wants to have his age “reclassified” officially as 49, apparently for reasons of vanity, though it has been suggested (see notes below) that in fact he is making a satirical “propaganda of the deed” attempt. All the same, how telling it is that some dimwits commenting actually support the idea that a citizen should be able simply to choose an age at whim. A moment’s thought can surely show that such an idea must lead to chaos in a developed society! Examples (scarcely necessary, surely? Perhaps they are, in an increasingly mad society…): someone of 50 wants to get the benefits available to pensioners, so “self-identifies” as a 70-y-o. Or someone aged 50 wants to be allowed to join an age-restricted-on-entry organization such as the Army, or the Boy Scouts. It’s all just so ridiculous.

Then we have the whole race question. Sometimes I can do nothing but shake my head at the mentality of those who believe or want to believe that, say, a Chinese born in the London is “English” or at least “British” rather than Chinese, or that a Jew born in Paris is “French”. Even the hardcore multikulti dimwits and maniacs find it hard to go along with the corollary, i.e. that an ethnically English person born in Peking or Calcutta is thereby a “Chinese” or “Indian”! But of course now the individual can “self-identify” anyway, so that we have cases such as the mentally-disturbed (?) and certainly very odd woman who, in the swamps of American politically-correct academia, simply cosmetically changed her appearance to look a little like a light-skinned “African-American”, then built a whole minor academic career on how bad whites are and how oppressed blacks are in the USA; not that there is not at least some truth in that, but that is a big and complex question, not something black and white (no pun intended). She was exposed in the end, mainly because she had claimed to be partly-black and was not. That was a few years ago. Today, I wonder whether her plea that she was simply “self-identifying” would save her from disgrace.

Another case. Barack Obama. Obama’s mother was white (mainly British –English, Welsh, Scottish– and Irish, with some German and Swiss aspects), his father black African. In his days of political prominence, no-one in the msm wanted to think or speak of him other than as “black”, because his superficial articulacy meant that it “proved” that a “black” man could be suitable (as it at first appeared) to be President of the United States. I do not recall one instance of Obama described accurately as “America’s first mixed-race President”, but only as “America’s first black President”…

There is a whole academic milieu in which it is regarded as axiomatic that “race is a social construct”. Such people have effectively lost touch with reality, as have those who have apparently almost convinced themselves that the Romans were black!

It brings to mind the “Russian” Revolution, which was partly-Russian in its first upsurge in Spring 1917, but simply a Jewish Bolshevik coup d’etat in October 1917 (old calendar).

Updated to 2018, we still see in the UK and elsewhere the fiction that the Jew “oligarchs” who “stole Russia” in the early 1990s (Berezovsky, Abramovitch etc) are “Russians”!

In fact, there are numerous other examples of where people, including the highly –superficially– educated prefer implausible unreality to reality. One, widespread in the UK, is that the country (and Europe as a whole) can accept unlimited millions of immigrants without any diminution in employment, pay, State benefits, pensions, road and rail services, school accessibility, NHS service etc etc.

I have thought a little about where this strange and widespread distortion of reality might have originated. There is the shifting of the ground of reality caused by theoretical physics over the past century. Then there is, more concretely, the “black propaganda” of the two world wars: in WW1, the British atrocity stories (Belgian nuns raped, babies stuck on German bayonets, bodies rendered down to make soap etc). Most of those stories were “recycled” more cleverly in WW2, so that, even today, many of the simpler people in the UK still believe that Jews were made into soap, their hair used to stuff Wehrmacht greatcoats (oh, yes, the German Army loved to stuff its cold-weather clothing with unwashed and lice-ridden hair from Jews!), their skin made into lampshades or tanned into leather upholstery for armchairs… and that is before we even get to the fabled “gas chambers” or the Munchausen-like tales of Elie Wiesel, Irene Zisblatt and hundreds of other proven fakes. The cartoon below illustrates well the situation.

AliceHolohoax

The story about the Emperor’s new clothes has become everyday reality in the UK and across the “West”: fail to at least pretend to believe that the “holocaust” narrative is true in all its details and numbers etc, fail to offer lip service to racial “equality” (eg IQ averages etc), fail to agree that a surgically-altered man is a woman, fail to praise the migration-invasion of Europe, fail to believe that Jews are a wonderful benefit to every nation, and you may well be in serious trouble, especially if you have or need a job or profession. You may even (like Alison Chabloz) find yourself convicted and sentenced accordingly.

Another example is the way in which the basically undemocratic and indeed tyrannical EU matrix is supported by and beloved of millions of deluded people (who often think themselves some kind of intellectual elite) and who regard the EU as a liberal bastion, despite its refusal to honour popular voting, despite its mediaeval-style “holocaust” “denial” laws and its other repressions.

No wonder that the msm is not believed, politicians are not believed, “fake news” becomes a major factor.

In any event, there is no doubt that unreality and the worship of falsity is in the ascendant. Lies are exalted and that means that Evil is exalted. This can have but one outcome.

Notes

https://gab.com/opposition_X/posts/40729027

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama#Early_life_and_career

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emperor%27s_New_Clothes

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

Afterword

The above does not purport to be a comprehensive listing of all the instances or situations where people prefer comforting lies (unreality) to the more bracing truth (reality). One might cite, though, to provide two connected examples, academic award inflation and UK university degrees. These are important topics.

Originally, England had but one University (Oxford, founded, in origo, 1096). Later, Cambridge (1209) and others were founded: St. Andrew’s (in Scotland, founded 1413) and (in Ireland), Trinity College, Dublin (1592). Further university expansion occurred in later centuries, particularly in the 19thC.

These expansions of university education were all driven by reality, the need to provide better-educated leaders and specialists in government, industry, science etc.

The next great university-education expansion occurred after WW2. The so-called “red brick” universities. Snobs or people concerned about standards (usually the former), such as Kingsley Amis, proclaimed that “more will mean worse”. There is still debate about that, but the old phrase “six of one and half a dozen of another” probably covers it.

Even at that stage, meaning the 1960s, university expansion in the UK was still partly driven by reality, the more complex post-WW2 society needing more people with high or higher levels of education. In fact, standards were still fairly high. Anyone who looks at the old “O” and “A” Level papers (and “S” Levels, a fortiori) from the 1950s and 1960s, even 1970s, then compares them to today’s equivalent papers can see that most UK school exams have, indisputably, become easier over the past 60 years.

The cracks in the university system which started to show in the 1960s widened thereafter. Tony Blair, the fount of so much badness in the UK, finally cracked the whole system open by allowing virtually any institution to call itself a “university” and to issue (mediaeval concept in any case) “degrees”. Now, pretty much any Tom, Dick or Sharon can get a “degree” at “uni” in some such subject as Hotels and Hospitality, Travel and Tourism, Gender Studies, Third World Studies etc. The more traditional subjects have also been dumbed-down hugely, so that about half the students now (since about 1997) “achieve” a “First”, and hardly anyone gets less than an Upper Second. As for getting a Third or a Pass degree, or even failing the exams, well, short of absenteeism or mental breakdown— impossible. Result? Degrees are now almost worthless and you only have to look at some Oxbridge graduates to see that the problem is not confined to those attending the less-prestigious institutions.

Still, most people like the unreality better than reality: students have an easier life and almost all “achieve” high marks, their teachers like the fact that they “achieve” such high numbers of high-achieving students, the institutions like the same, as does government. The statistics look great! Only thing is, this is largely unreality, a mirage.

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Update, 23 November 2018

Below, a thread from Twitter which exposes the contemporary madness richly. For some of these lunatics (and I have seen nonsense of this sort on Twitter etc even from an NHS psychiatrist, one who espouses the “race is a social construct” garbage), reality does not exist except as a subjective wish-list. For them, if an African man of 70 wants to be a European woman of 30, then fine, that’s what he —sorry, “she”— is, and anyone dissenting is “guilty” of “hate speech” or “hate thought” (?) and must be punished. Even George Orwell could never have foreseen this!

Another aspect (again, see the thread…and read the whole thread by clicking on one of the tweets below) is that truth alone is not enough for many, but has to appeal to people via a kind of “support the self-styled victims” argument, as in “don’t discuss whether men can just decide that they are women, but discuss whether their doing that makes [real] women victims” (etc). 

Update, 27 November 2018

The depths of the socio-political madness can be gauged by a look at some of the tweets above, such as the one directly above by tweeter [at time of writing called] “AnarchoCatgirl”. In the old joke, if she is interested, I believe that I can offer her London Bridge at a very reasonable price!

In fact, it is interesting that it is mostly the firmest feminists who have bridled at this whole “transpeople” nonsense and reality-distortion. Feminists may not know much (in some cases) but they do know what is a woman and what is not a woman:

Update, 13 December 2018

Looks as though others are in agreement with me: see this, written in typically-convoluted Jewish-academic style, and from a different ideological direction than my own, but attacking the same sort of madness:

The End of Traditional Civil Rights?

Update, 16 December 2018

The madness continues. Sometimes I feel that the only way to deal with these and other issues in the UK will be “non-peaceful” somewhere not far down the line. It may or may not be so, but I myself feel it strongly. Does that mean that it is true?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6500231/Eight-year-old-pupils-told-boys-periods-new-sex-education-guidelines.html

More Twitter reaction. I shall add to this as I notice relevant bits of news and comment.

Update, 24 January 2019

UK: Hate Crime Police Investigate Man’s “Thinking” After He Criticized Transgenderism

Update, 10 Febuary 2019

https://gab.com/Scotstyke/posts/48987110

https://gab.com/AntiZogAction/posts/49831897

Update, 1 March 2019

Where will this madness take us next? God knows! “Beam me up, Scotty!”

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/ex-transgender-man-now-wants-14071689

7 March 2019

More madness (see below):

Below: someone called Marc, on Twitter, tries to stand up for truth and logic but is criticized by trans-“woman” Tara Hewitt, a half-crazed creature from the UK North West who, years ago, trolled me on Twitter, and who, supporting Scameron and Osborne’s “austerity” nonsense-economics, wanted to become a “Conservative” MP, despite “her” risibly poor educational level…

More of Tara Hewitt’s nonsense…

Again…thank God this creature never got anywhere politically. She seems to be anti-Conservative Party now. Pass the sour grapes.

Update, 18 March 2019

Update, 21 March 2019

More evidence that the UK police see their role not as traditional police (keeping the public safe, investigating real crime etc) but as being a kind of poundland KGB, “investigating” peoples’s opinions and then going on to repress freedom of expression, even travelling long distances to harass or intimidate people suspected of holding or expressing the “wrong” views about society…

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/20/second-woman-investigated-police-transphobic-comments/

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Another example…

Seems that the police have no “shortage” of personnel or other “resources” when it comes to their playing at being a poundland KGB…

Update, 8 April 2019

…and the madness continues…

Update, 19 April 2019

More madness, and more madness from Sweden, which is intent on committing national suicide (or should that read “murder”?):

Update, 5 April 2019

Below: the prophet speaks: great classic writer G.K. Chesterton foresaw today’s social madness…

More madness. The West seems intent on self-destruction…

and yet more of the madness…

and yet more madness…

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/10/christian-doctor-lost-job-government-department-refusing-identify/

and yet more!…

Update, 20 October 2019

Have we reached peak madness, socially? Every time I think that the answer must surely, this time, be “yes”, the madness gets worse…

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7592413/Transgender-lobby-forces-ditch-female-logo-sanitary-towels.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7643251/Charity-hounds-birth-coach-post-saying-women-children.html

Update, 8 November 2019

The madness spreads to organizations such the the Girl Guides. Guides, Scouts, other charities (real or fake), you name it, they are all full, at higher levels, of termites who are traitors to society, evil killers of our future, Common Purpose conspirators etc:

This is not “a victimless crime”, not merely a debate in an ivory tower. Think about the 6-y-o girl who has been abused and traumatized by some teenage nut because he, said nut, wants to identify as “she”. In the future, the Third Reich will have to be revisited.

Update, 14 November 2019

Even the academic standing against some of the madness, one Kathleen Stock, is compelled or impelled to defend truth not by saying simply “A is TRUE, B is UNTRUE”, but by entering into long philosophical and sociological exegesis. Telling…

Some of the “trans” people and extreme responses to those tweets are so off the wall that you wonder whether what is required is a psychiatrist or a machine-gun.

Time to recall the old saying “those whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad”. This society is running on empty.

Update, 19 November 2019

Update, 19 December 2019

The madness gets even worse…

Update, 23 December 2019

More madness!

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/22/transgender-woman-accused-hate-speech-wearing-t-shirt-stating/

A glimpse of sanity…

https://twitter.com/SteveRight3/status/1208090771586457600?s=20

Update, 29 December 2019

and…the madness continues apace…

Update, 10 February 2020

The writer of the piece below was rude to me on Twitter, and applauded my getting expelled from in 2018, so it would be natural to put “the finger” up to him, but the topic is important, even if he himself is a flawed messenger (and I do not recall the exact details— he is not important enough for that):

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7982837/How-hated-man-internet-writes-Graham-Linehan.html

Update, 13 April 2020

Update, 14 April 2020

The madness gets madder (something I had thought impossible, more than once!)

Update, 22 July 2020

Readers please note that quite a lot of material for the above article has been made unavailable, deleted by Twitter

Update, 11 June 2021

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2021/jun/10/gender-critical-views-protected-belief-appeal-tribunal-rules-maya-forstater

“The panel said only views akin to Nazism or totalitarianism were unworthy of protections for rights of freedom of expression and thought..” Seems that the Indian in charge thinks that National Socialism is just too true!