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Diary Blog, 20 February 2022, with comment about the World Economic Forum

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gavriil_Popov_(composer)

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On this day a year ago

A good cause

https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-peter-to-rescue-more-cats-like-george?qid=4892e5cdfff7e1e7eb015b1f731291c4

The above GoFundMe fundraiser emerged from this story: https://www.advertiserandtimes.co.uk/news/police-order-cat-snatchers-to-write-letter-of-apology-to-own-9240883/.

Tweets seen

They were just about tolerable under white European control. Now? Intolerable, or becoming so.

When will (((those))) who were responsible for the “vaccines” be suitably punished for their evil deeds?

Comment seen about the World Economic Forum [WEF]

What do Macron, Johnson, Putin, Merkel, and Trudeau all have in common? They all attended WEF’s Youth Leadership program. One should be asking to what extent has Schwab infiltrated our government and all other governments around the world?” [newspaper reader’s comment]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaus_Schwab; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Economic_Forum.

According to the Transnational Institute (TNI), the Forum is hence planning to replace a recognised democratic model with a model where a self-selected group of “stakeholders” make decisions on behalf of the people.[24] The think tank summarises that we are increasingly entering a world where gatherings such as Davos are “a silent global coup d’état” to capture governance.” [Wikipedia].

What does it take before the mass of people wake up to the NWO/ZOG transnational conspiracy?

This amused me:

While Schwab declared that excessively high management salaries were “no longer socially acceptable”,[19] his own annual salary of about one million Swiss Francs has been repeatedly questioned by the media.” [Wikipedia].

Incidentally, at present time of writing, a million Swiss francs equates to about £800,000 in British money.

[World Economic Forum HQ, near Geneva]
[satirical cartoon about Klaus Schwab and his intended “Great Reset” of the world]

An integral part of the transnational conspiracy.

“Lawfare”— quasi-terroristic abuse of the legal system

I happened to see this Mail on Sunday piece by Dan Hodges: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10530917/DAN-HODGES-fox-killing-lawyer-bombastic-claims-clogging-courts.html. It examines, polemically, the Good Law Project pressure group, headed by the part-Jew barrister, Jo Maugham, a tax lawyer prolific on Twitter [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolyon_Maugham].

“Lawfare”, meaning the abuse of the legal system (both criminal and civil) to achieve socio-political ends, has been in frequent play in the UK for about a decade. Behind it, mostly the Jew-Zionist, pro-Israel, element.

My own experiences: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/01/15/diary-blog-15-january-2022-including-an-outline-of-the-failure-of-the-latest-jew-zionist-attempt-to-prosecute-me/.

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“Mild, cold-like symptoms”. Quite… Just as she (or anyone else) might well have had 20 or 50 years ago.

Triple-vaccinated“…

Quite. The only answer seems to be, let all athletes or other sports persons compete in the same races or games. Then let’s see…

I am quite serious. All this “trans” nonsense has exploded the traditional demarcation between male and female competition in sport, so let’s get rid of the demarcation (and while we are about it, let’s let the “paralympians” compete against the main Olympians…). Then “Citius, altius, fortius” (“Faster, stronger, higher”), which was the “original” (modern era) motto, might then have renewed meaning.

[Olympic salute, Netherlands, 1928]

Late tweets

That lady sounds very decent. By Grace of God, she, her cats, and husband, will all survive the coming weeks unscathed. May the Russian victory be swift, overwhelming, and cause as little death, injury and destruction as possible.

This should never have developed. Ukraine, especially Kiev and Eastern Ukraine, should never have been separated from Russia. It’s tragic.

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gavriil_Popov_(composer)]

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

Tweets seen

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.

Other tweets seen

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.

More tweets

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]

Late tweets

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, 2 September 2021

Tweets seen

On and on to the sands of Coney...” [TV ad for Poems on the Subway, New York City, early 1990s]

Is there no-one at all in Canada who can deal with this…problem?

Merkel. A good example of the interface between evil and deluded.

Late tweets

The UK police are ever-more politicized. You can guess (((what))) influence is behind most of that…

Late thoughts of the day


I agree.

Ten thousand angels shall precede me into battle” [the “Mad Mahdi”– https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Ahmad]

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Diary Blog, 30 December 2020

University Challenge

Watched a recording of University Challenge, an alumni match between Reading and New College, Oxford: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000qsjx.

Pretty poor, as with previous alumni matches this Christmas. I did far better than either team. Amazing how ignorant many of these “respected commentators”, TV journalists, novelists etc, are.

Tweets seen today

It is very strange that all or virtually all the Twitter accounts of Jews, that I have seen, are very much pro-“lockdown”, the facemask nonsense etc, just as they are for censorship, and the prohibition of “unapproved” opinion. I do not know why that should be, unless it is something ingrained…

Cyprus was better under British rule. Having said that, the lack of freedom is becoming widespread in the UK too, now.

Quite typical Jewish attitude [see “Kate Morgan”, above]…

Many will empathize with “@Amy_amorie”; there is a pervasive brainwashed society all around us.

The present UK Government is a Jewish-lobby, finance-capitalist cabal. On that premise, the importation of millions more unwanted migrant-invaders is almost guaranteed…

Ah, Cohen…I wonder what kind of “person” that is?…

Britain, 2020…

Along the same lines, I was watching the TV game show Only Connect [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Only_Connect] yesterday. At one point, a clue involved the Shakespeare play The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and the accompanying picture showed two blacks!

And nowhere has her misrule been more damaging than in Germany itself.

In a nutshell…(see below):

“The virus”

The head of the WHO emergencies program, Dr Mike Ryan, said: “The likely scenario is the virus will become another endemic virus that will remain somewhat of a threat, but a very low-level threat in the context of an effective global vaccination program.

Ryan warned that the next pandemic may be more severe. “This pandemic has been very severe … it has affected every corner of this planet. But this is not necessarily the big one,” he said.https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/29/who-warns-covid-19-pandemic-is-not-necessarily-the-big-one.

If a really lethal “pandemic” were to strike, killing most people, our civilization might have to rebuild. However, it could rebuild better. To that extent, I agree with the World Economic Forum. https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/26/the-tide-is-coming-in-reflections-on-the-possible-end-of-our-present-civilization-and-what-might-follow/.

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Evening thoughts

Went to Waitrose. Slightly busier than usual in the evenings. Still a black-clad and mask-wearing Handmaid’s Tale militiaman stationed by the entrance, presumably to deter non-wearers of facemasks.

Later, watched this evening’s alumni match of University Challenge, this time the Courtauld Institute against St. John’s, Oxford. Once again, both teams not much good, in fact downright poor. I certainly did better than both. An Indian woman called, I think, Ghoswami, was notably poor (she thought that Baku might be the most northerly major city of China, among other hopeless answers!); as for the other team, a Jewish woman called Klein knew almost nothing, though admittedly she did correctly identify a painting by Veronese which I thought was probably by Raphael.

Just realized that I used the last of the Kirsch watching that show, and will not be shopping again for a few days: https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/kirsch/063037-32017-32018

Late tweets

While I myself am not a member or, as such, “supporter” of “Patriotic Alternative”, I feel that these mostly young people are basically on the right lines. A political party is one route, setting up community or communities is another; there are other ways too. Those routes are not opposed to each other but complementary, like the fronts in a major military campaign or war.

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Diary Blog, 29 August 2020, including thoughts about the New World Order, White Genocide, “the Great Replacement” and “the Great Reset”

China

Thought-provoking article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8675517/How-West-lost-JOHN-MICKLETHWAIT-reveals-coronavirus-making-China-powerful-again.html

Sweden

Sweden is an object-lesson: liberalistic tendencies encouraged for decades, initially with, at least arguably, some positive results, but eventually a downward spiral into empty “toleration” of every kind of degeneracy.

Then the Jewish element and influence, already there but muted by reason of the formerly traditional and nationalistic Swedish society, grew. The notorious Barbara Lerner Spectre and (((similar))) arrived, bringing the taint of evil with them.

Finally the combination of Jewish influence and longstanding Swedish liberalism brought about the disastrous equivalent of the “refugees welcome” ideas so prevalent in the UK. Migration-invasion. The untermenschen flooded in from all parts of Africa and Asia. You see the results…(and yes, both the Swedish authorities and the Daily Mail prefer not to notice the immigration aspect of the crime written about above).

[Note the frequent and (((typical))) humourless “smiling for no reason” rictus]

Germany too…

Angela Merkel said she would ‘make essentially the same decisions’ when a journalist questioned whether she regrets opening the German border to migrants in 2015.” [Daily Mail]

Reminiscent of a popular definition of insanity.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8674079/Angela-Merkel-says-let-million-migrants-Germany-again.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline

Tweets seen

This Coronavirus panic and madness just gets worse. People who feel and basically are well and healthy, or have minor and temporary symptoms such as a sore throat, are tested, and if positive in more than a few cases, are presented in the msm as “an outbreak” of “the virus”, and a whole city is then shut down! It’s just crazy.

The supposed “government” of this poor country is on a mad ride through the darkening world, shutting down cities, making the compliant (so far compliant…) population wear facemasks or muzzles. Meanwhile, and as a direct result, millions are and millions more will be unemployed, shops and chains of shops are shutting down, not (this time) by government order, but because they are insolvent, again a direct result of misguided and in fact mad policies of Boris-idiot and his clowns in Cabinet.

London and other cities are little better than ghost towns, and until this mad Coronavirus panic ends, will be.

The stupid thing is that no-one or virtually no-one is now dying from “the virus”. The decline in deaths has been steady from early April 2020 to now, when it has reached zero. Nearly 5 months of uninterrupted decline, during all of which time except the past month no-one was wearing facemasks except a few of the mentally unstable.

Sadly, the mentally-unstable, who exist (it often seems) in hugely greater numbers than heretofore, have been triggered by the “virus” and subsequent facemask nonsense, and have found a spurious cause upon which to latch, and so be able to express their malice while pretending to be virtuous and altruistic citizens. See, for example, my encounter with a Waitrose cashier (in yesterday’s blog post); or read the tweet by one “@fakevexorian”, below:

Exactly what one hears from elsewhere. Her neighbour has been too scared (by Boris-idiot and his clowns, and his surprisingly stupid scientific advisers, and the toytown police state, and the busybodies) to go out from his home…for months!

What David Icke is saying in that brief clip is correct. There is an agenda being pursued, and it encompasses, along with many other things, the “Coronavirus” “laws” (not laws, just secondary legislation created via abuse of law) and “rules” (invalid legally: see preceding point), the governmental reaction and behaviour across the world, not only in the UK, and it may even encompass the “Coronavirus” itself, meaning in the way that it suddenly appeared not only in China but also almost (?) simultaneously in Europe.

As soon as the news media went mad over “the virus”, there was —immediately— a spate of “virus”, “pandemic” sci-fi movies, drama films and documentaries on UK television. Every day. This was surely no co-incidence.

The various oppressive measures such as the facemask nonsense (in the UK only mandated long after the virus itself had peaked and in fact when the traces of the virus were disappearing, along with the seriously affected —few— patients), are all part of a “control” agenda.

Another aspect is the “Black Lives Matter” campaign. I don’t mean the petty if unpleasant manifestations by the blacks themselves and the “antifa” “useful idiots” (American cities burning, British statues toppled). I mean the actions of those with real economic, political, cultural power.

I have blogged about this insidious propaganda before: https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/12/10/tv-ads-and-soaps-are-the-propaganda-preferred-by-the-system-in-the-uk/

That has all revved up. “Ordinary people” have started to notice that white people are being marginalized in TV ads, soaps, dramas, films etc. That despite the fact that about 87%, officially, of the UK population, is still composed of white (ie Northern European) people (it was 92% in 2001, though, only 19 years ago); even in England it is still maybe 80%: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom#Ethnic_groups;

[proportion of non-whites in the UK]

Yet you can see that almost every TV ad contains “blacks and browns” (etc), as do TV dramas, including those set in the England of the 1960s, 1950s, even 1940s! The aim is obvious: to say to the viewers, many of whom were born after 1970, “look, see, there were always blacks and others here, even in the 1950s, even in small villages in Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire etc“…

When members of the public call radio talk programmes to complain about all this, they are either laughed at, or put down, or simply not allowed to put forward their concerns.

The same is true of the (((controlled))) newspapers, even the ones that amount to “controlled opposition”, such as the Daily Mail. Many no longer have “readers’ comments” pages; or such pages are “moderated” (politically monitored and censored).

This (above) is all part of the so-called Great Replacement, which amounts to gradual genocide of white and especially white Northern European people in this world. The World Economic Forum [WEF] calls it, quite openly now, the “Great Reset”. The WEF openly welcomes “the virus” as a means to attaining that goal (look at their Twitter output).

Look what happened when the wave of “BLM” protests broke, a few months ago. Immediately, on UK TV (and around the world in the “white countries”), there were ads supporting “Black Lives Matter”. Who paid? Sky, ITV, Channel 4, large companies, transnational companies.

This is a monumental conspiracy.

As I said, a monumental conspiracy.

Another part of it is the whole “New World Order” [NWO] matrix in international power politics. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_world_order_(politics).

Openly proclaimed by President George Bush snr. in 1991 at the time of the first Gulf War, it was first publicly proclaimed as an ideal by President Woodrow Wilson during the aftermath of the First World War. President Franklin D. Roosevelt also referred to it in 1940, at a time when he was planning to get the USA involved in the war against the German Reich.

You see the way it works, the way in which the NWO needs war in order to advance its wider interests. Not American interests, but NWO interests which are embedded, however, in the USA, in its power structures, in its “Deep State” etc.

We are now looking at the next world war. Maybe only a couple of years away.

More tweets seen

Here, a tweeter seems to like this very blog post, only put online a few hours ago!

Believe I have not encountered that tweeter previously. Seems worth following for those who still have a Twitter account.

Reminiscent of Berlin during the Weimar period of the 1920s and early 1930s:

Such societies are often superseded by less lax ones:

If I were Trump, I should form a special force to deal with the chaos now overtaking major American cities.

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This is the real cost of the futile “lockdown” (shutdown). The NHS staff protected from getting Coronavirus, but the price includes the lives of tens of thousands of NHS patients, untreated and even undiagnosed with serious medical problems.

Ha ha! The tweet below from “John Urquhart/@TheDryhtscipe” made me laugh: “I have no interest in interacting with racist fucking scum“, says he, under the banner of…the “Harmony Party UK”! Some people have so little self-awareness that it is hilarious!

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Nick Griffin is right. BBC News reported that (only) “hundreds attended” and used a clip of film obviously taken after many had already left for home or wherever. The BBC is a lying System mouthpiece.

This crowds of many thousands [below] is what the BBC called “hundreds“…

…and are idiots still clapping outside their houses and beside their police cars? They would be, if a few idiots on BBC TV sofas again told them to…

…which is why (as with the “lockdown”), all cases of persons charged with not wearing a facemask, all cases that actually come to court (as far as I know, none, yet…) will fail at court, or fall at appeal level, if anyone is ever actually brought to court on such a charge.

What is happening is that the government of clowns has brought in regulations that are mere secondary legislation, and under primary legislation never intended or drafted to be used for such a purpose. Invalid “law”, in short. Banana republic law. Fake law. Its purpose is to bully the population in conjunction with the scare propaganda about “the virus”.

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Diary Blog, 30 December 2019

Discrimination against English people is OK; but discrimination against blacks, browns, Jews etc is not OK….in this sick degenerate society

“Race row after leading private schools turn down donor’s £1m offer to help poor white boys”

“Sir Bryan said: “If Cambridge University can accept a much larger donation in support of black students, why cannot I do the same for underprivileged white British?”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/30/race-row-leading-private-schools-turn-donors-1m-offer-help-poor/

Irish tinker “travellers” (again)

Listening to Farming Today on BBC Radio 4. Lawless bands engaging in illegal hare coursing. All or almost all is done by Irish tinker “traveller” riff raff, aka “gypsies”, but the BBC will not, of course, permit those words to be used. The BBC interviews farmers in the Fen country about this criminal nuisance, but either the farmers do not dare to designate the criminals or the BBC does not permit them to do so. This gives a false picture.

It is as if these hare coursing criminals have come from outer space, as far as the BBC is concerned. No question is put on air as to who or what these “people” are; just “hare coursers”… who arrive in 4WD cars, do illegal hare coursing, bet on it, film it. But they are not “travellers”, “gypsies”, “tinkers”…oh no…BBC, police, even the victims say “No Sir, we’re not “racist”…” As Americans say, “what a crock”!

Meanwhile…

“Fewer than one in 100 alleged hate crimes investigated by the UK’s first dedicated police unit have resulted in a charge, as experts say £1.7 million would have been better spent fighting violent crime.

Just 17 cases, or 0.92 per cent of the 1,851 incidents logged by the UK’s first online hate crime hub have led to charges.

Only seven of those charges resulted in a prosecution, meaning that under one in 200 proceeded to court. Three cases were pending a Crown Prosecution (CPS) charging decision, according to the figures obtained under Freedom of Information laws by the Press Association.” [Daily Telegraph]

Ha ha!…and of those remaining 7-10 cases, most probably ended in acquittal.

Greta Thunberg (again)

Incredibly, BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, the ultimate System radio mouthpiece in the UK, has Greta Thunberg as “Guest Editor”.

I have already blogged about both Greta Nut and the connected Extinction Rebellion nonsense:

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/09/29/greta-thunberg-system-approved-wunderkind/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/08/16/the-extinction-rebellion-levellers/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/extinction-rebellion-greta-thunberg-cressida-dick-and-the-madness-of-protesting-crowds/

One has to ask why the Today Programme has asked this mentally-disturbed, autistic creature, 17 years old this week (on 3 January 2020), and who has no educational qualifications of any kind (not even school ones), let alone any scientific ones, to edit their show? It’s pure System propaganda.

Greta Thunberg is no more authentic than a ventriloquist’s dummy:

and

If I am honest, Greta Nut’s “impassioned” rants just make me laugh out loud. Ridiculous, irrelevant little nut.
Sick politics
Kay Burley was apparently offered not only a safe Westminster seat by both Lab and Con (in 2015), but even an immediate Cabinet place! The present system is just mad. It is neither democratic nor rational.
Halal and kosher slaughter should be banned
A limit on capital and income
I can agree with that in principle. It is question of where the lines are drawn.
Scare stories…
Good point…
France
German
Merkel actually hates Germany, really hates it. See: https://twitter.com/ElizabethMcFinn/status/1211400457995902977?s=20
Changing perceptions
Interesting to see this “human interest” report:
In itself, a fairly standard story about an aged “veteran” from WW2, but look at the last paragraph:

The Dambusters raid – officially known as Operation Chastise – has gone down in history as one of the war’s most famous stories.

Purpose-built ‘bouncing bombs’ were used to target dams in Germany in May 1943 – which then burst and caused catastrophic flooding in some parts.

A post-war film cemented the raid in the nation’s popular consciousness – although it claimed more than 1,600 lives.” [Daily Mirror]

There is gradually seeping into these wartime stories the consciousness of the human cost, not only to one side in war, but also to the “enemy” (especially civilians), of such military operations.

Use and Abuse of the UK Welfare State

I am in favour of the Welfare State, in principle, but that just begs the question. Even the Iain Dunce Duncan Smiths and Esther McVeys of this world go that far, at least in public utterances. The devil really is in the detail here.

The famous economist, Milton Friedman, once said that you can have open borders, and you can have a welfare state, but you cannot have both. That it is even necessary to posit that shows how far the more socialist-minded people in the UK (and elsewhere in Northern Europe) have travelled from reality. Many “refugees welcome” dimwits actually believe that an almost endless number of “refugees” or others can enter the UK without affecting State benefits and services (as well as road and rail congestion etc). This seems to be based on the idea that the immigrants will work, pay taxes, in short become normal citizens or quasi-citizens. Angela Merkel thought the same, only to find that most “refugees” were

  • incapable of any but the most basic work (such as fruit-picking) because of their linguistic and/or educational levels;
  • unwilling, in many cases, to work, in a situation where the State provides free accommodation, free utilities, free transport for some, free food for some, as well as pocket money on quite a generous level.

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The UK does not provide social security (or, in our new Americanized speech, “welfare”) benefits on the generous scale offered by Germany or Scandinavia etc, but the fundamentals are similar.

A personal story: when I was much much younger, in my early twenties, I became acquainted, via a lady I then knew, with a friend of hers (more accurately a woman who had attached herself to her like a limpet). Now this other woman was not British in any sense except that she had married a New Zealander who had (presumably because taken there from the UK as a child) a British passport. The woman was in fact a Jewess from Moscow, who had somehow got to know the New Zealander while he was on a holiday trip to the Soviet Union. We need not examine motives and reasons, but that couple married and went to live in New Zealand. They had two children. After about four or five years, the woman left her husband, left New Zealand and flew to the UK.

When I met the woman in question, I believe that she had been in the UK for a couple of years. She washed-up in Downham, an obscure suburb in South-East London, where the local council provided her with a council flat. I have no exact idea of what other benefits she was granted, but they would have included child benefit and some form of income support. She never had to work, though at first she did a couple of evenings a week teaching Russian at some place or other which I forget (possibly Morley College in Westminster Bridge Road, or the City Literary Institute in Drury Lane, both of which adult education centres I myself frequented at the time).

Scroll on a few years. This “Russian” Jewish woman, with no real connection to the UK at all had been given a quite decent house with gardens in Grove Park, a better part of the same borough. She had been impelled to move, apparently, by a visit from her father, a nuclear scientist (which sounds impressive, but the Soviet Union had legions of them) who had told her that she would have a better flat were she to return to Moscow! Of course, there she would have had to work…anyway, I visited the new house once (out of duty rather than choice)  and so saw it, despite being not much liked by the woman. The woman had been diagnosed with a kidney complaint (though I never saw her looking unwell) and so no doubt managed to claim some form of incapacity or disability benefit; and had also acquired a car (almost certainly also funded by the State). In addition to all of that, the woman and her children also had all the usual UK benefits of free education and health. I do not think that she bothered to do much work after that, maybe a little part-time teaching or occasional low-level interpreting.

Now it might be said, perhaps especially by people more naturally drawn to socialism than capitalism, that she was entitled to these things because lawfully resident in the UK. Perhaps, but look at it from the wider point of view: she had never contributed anything to the UK, just taken. The small part-time jobs here and there can be discounted as having been de minimis. She leeched off the UK’s people since about 1979 and, the last I heard (a couple of years ago), that situation remained unchanged, probably to this day. In fact, she would now be “entitled” to a State pension and Pension Credit. Call it 40 years of being a millstone round the neck of the British Welfare State.

Now multiply the above by millions, the millions of often completely useless people from the backward hordes imported into the UK for decades. For example, it is reported that only 20% of the huge numbers of Somalis in the UK (how? why?) are employed at all.

I repeat, I do favour a decent Welfare State, but it can only exist if

a. the economy can support it;

b. it is not swamped.

The above two conditions really come down to the same thing now, or very nearly so.

For me, the answer to the work and income challenges of robotics, computerization, Internet shopping, AI etc is the Basic Income concept, but Basic Income, like the existing Welfare State, will decline and may fail unless it is restricted to those who are at the very least, genuine citizens.

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