Not so good this week: 4/10, the same as political journalist John Rentoul. I did not know the answers to questions 1, 5, 7, 8. 9, and 10 (though in the back of my mind I sort-of “knew” 9 and 10).
I think that there are fairly empty areas even within that eastern sector.
Interesting. Is the actually quite laughable Sunak/Con propaganda, blaming Russia and Putin for Britain’s past ~15 years of economic mismanagement, working? Or is it that only 6% blame Sunak’s government because it is a. new, and b. seen as irrelevant?
Either way, it does not translate into Con votes, not on its own. I see that 29% either blamed others than the ones shown, or did not know who to blame, and that fewer than 6% anyway blame any sort of “Labour”. Unsurprising, when Labour has not been in government since early 2010.
Also, turns out that Liz Truss is proving a useful scapegoat for Sunak, with 21% of those asked blaming her, and (presumably) Kwasi Kwarteng (aka Woollyhead Trussbanger), for the present difficulties.
What is amazing is how many tweeters are still apparently supportive of the “Bootstrap Cook”. From what I have seen, many appear to be virtue-signalling and/or dim women (not a few with mental health problems), and possibly eccentric older men. Few if any under 30, and most well over 50. Few, if any, “poor” or “struggling”. Most are apparently rather comfortably-off.
As of today, 667 “patrons” are wasting their money (up to £10 a month, every month) on “Jack Monroe” via the Patreon website, so she is receiving up to £6,670 per month in cash (minus any Patreon fees) from that source alone.
Of course, only the “Bootstrap Cook” knows how much her income is. If the 667 Patreon donors are all giving only £3.50 a month, then the monthly total reduces to £2,334.50, minus Patreon fees, if any. At least £2,000 in cash, anyway, every month.
Not a fortune, but “a nice little earner” all the same, as people are said to say. Especially when one considers that added to that are any other income sources, such as book royalties (she has 7 books in print, including a new one coming out in January 2023), any appearance fees or other msm payments, and any other and smaller payments such as Child Benefit (about £95 a month for one child).
I have long ago ceased to expect sense from most people, but the “let’s give money to ‘Jack Monroe’” thing is egregious even so, especially when many of those giving almost certainly have less money than her.
Still, Monbiot is correct on several specific point(s).
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” [John F. Kennedy]
“Jack Monroe”/”Bootstrap Cook” latest
I wondered how long it would be before assertions of either physical illness or mental collapse would be wheeled out. Together with allegations that those on Twitter who are asking, inter alia, “where did the money go?“, are “bullying” her, or engaging in abuse and/or “harassment”.
There may be some truth in her above tweets (about her being stressed etc), but what strikes me is how there is still no addressing of the main allegations many have made against her: Patreon donors who were in many or most cases neither supplied with anything promised, nor with refunds requested; misuse of donations for various purposes given to her, including the “libel case” crowdfunder (supposedly to be used for an action against Conservative Party MP Lee Anderson and/or political commentator Martin Daubney).
If (and she does still have, in extremis, 5 months or so left in which to bring a claim) there is no claim brought against Lee Anderson, and if the monies raised for the legal costs are not (as I read was promised) in that event given to charity, the “Bootstrap Cook” might find herself in real trouble. A black woman in Bristol is awaiting possible Crown Court trial on allegations that she, said black woman, crowdfunded for a legal action or actions but then just kept those monies for her own use.
I notice that, after only 3 comments from readers, the Daily Mail closed down further comment.
I have to say that, as far as I am concerned, those who donate to the woman thinking that they, the donors, are somehow engaging in activism against the present government and/or “poverty” generally, have a screw or two loose somewhere. All that they are doing is supporting the lifestyle of someone who firstly is really not “poor”, not by any realistic standard, but who also has a father —living in the same town— who apparently owns quite a number of buy-to-let properties. Presumably, the “Bootstrap Cook” has very considerable inheritance expectations somewhere down the line.
Still, as said previously, the behaviour of many people is often almost unfathomable.
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Following in the footsteps of “Boris”-idiot as faux-“war statesman”. I noticed, at that huge table, the scruffy Jewish woman who is presently the UK Ambassador to Ukraine.
Go back to Spain if you do not like English/British social-nationalism. In fact, go there anyway.
The police are often almost useless these days. Completely signed up to the “anti-racist”, “anti-sexist”, “LGBTQXYZ” agenda, and not infrequently in the pocket of the Jewish lobby.
The Daily Mail readers’ comments are instructive. Not even 1% support the housing and feeding of the invaders.
It looks as if the present government is going to keep the State Pension “triple lock” in order to buy (as it hopes) the votes of middle-aged and “senior citizen” “Middle England”, but if the migration-invasion continues, and those here already are not removed or detained in camps, this government is toast electorally, even though Labour would be as bad.
Whichever System party is in power, within it and permeating it will be the members of the transnational cabals, implementing, increasingly openly, the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan, or the “Great Replacement” of white people by blacks, browns, and Chinese etc. The destruction of Europe, and the destruction of Europe’s future.
People think that they are voting “Labour” or “Conservative”, but in reality they are voting for the “Great Replacement”, for the Jewish lobby, and for the New World Order [NWO; ZOG], no matter what System party they vote for.
Just imagine: even as of today, after about three to four months of detail emerging about alleged fraud and near-fraud, “grifting” etc, no fewer than 666 mugs are still sending “Jack Monroe” up to £10 each, every month. (Up to) £6,660 per month in cash.
One has to wonder why.
My opinion is that not all know about what has come out over the past months, but also that many do know yet simply cannot accept that they have been played, or duped, and/or wish to “virtue-signal” (though how supporting the lifestyle of “Bootstrap Cook” actually helps the very many poor and struggling people in our society is hard to understand).
After all, there are many many “activists” and charity workers agitating against poor pay and benefits, and against “food poverty”, “fuel poverty” and, well, poverty.
Likewise, there are quite a few (real) chefs and cooks who have applied their (real) skills to making low-budget food recently, among them the most famous, such as Jamie Oliver.
None of those people ask the public to support them or their lifestyle via Patreon payments, as far as I know.
One could argue that Patreon donors are volunteers, but that assumes that they know the full facts and are not being, in a word, defrauded, or tricked.
Actually, when you look at the Bootstrap Cook situation, you realize how easy it is for the politicians etc to bamboozle the British public over matters such as the “Covid” “panicdemic”, the facemask nonsense, the “Rule of Six” etc, the “austerity” stuff, the “Ukraine” mass media war etc. Add to that “Black Lives Matter”, “trans” nonsense, “anti-racism” etc.
At last, after three months of turning a blind eye and “I see no ships“, the msm is awakening.
Ha ha. I sincerely hope so. That Israel-based bastard blogged, unprovoked, about me, several years ago.
Britain needs a proper border guard force like that, not the Border Force taxi service for migrant invaders, often jeered at by people who call it —unsurprisingly— the “Border Farce“.
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They blame everything from the mini-budget of Woollyhead Trussbanger to “Covid”, and even Putin for the slide in living standards which, for most people, has been taking place over the past 30 years, in big picture terms.
1989, the last big year of the 33-year socio-political cycle. 2022, the next one. The influx of blacks and browns etc since the 1980s. The breeding of the same, in vast numbers. Sliding standards in education (despite record numbers of worthless “degrees” etc), and all services, from State benefits to old-age sheltered housing.
This is not some kind of accident. The UK’s life is being deliberately run down, and some of the most guilty of the criminals responsible are the MPs sitting in the Westminster monkeyhouse.
Incidentally, while writing this, I found out that, contrary to what I had read and heard previously, Johnny Cash had no American Indian/Native American ancestry at all but was mainly of Scottish and English ancestry (see that Wikipedia article). Another surprise is that he was apparently a distant cousin of the (UK) Conservative Party MP, Bill Cash [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cash].
“One in five bar staff are now graduates and experts say it is because university leavers find it increasingly hard to find professional work.
Nineteen per cent of bar workers went to university, compared with 3 per cent 30 years ago, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) found.
The research, based on data from 6,000 workers, also found that 17 per cent of waiters are graduates, compared with 2 per cent three decades ago.
The same is true of 14 per cent of retail staff, 15 per cent of care workers and 24 per cent of security guards.
It comes amid growing fears that many youngsters are taking ‘Mickey Mouse’ degrees, which do not properly prepare them for professional work. Around half of young people now study for a degree.
Not a new problem but one which has undoubtedly become worse over the years. I had a friend in the mid-1980s who told me that all of his colleagues in the Covent Garden branch of Oddbins (a wine —and other booze— chain, now pretty much washed-up) were graduates, as was he himself (in his case, from a leading dance institute).
My solution to both the general dumbing-down (which I noticed when in practice at the Bar, talking to or listening to younger barristers), and to the “Mickey Mouse degree” problem, would be as follows:
Firstly, the State must assess students based on a number of criteria. Those assessed as being in the top 10% to get full grants, both tuition and living; the next 20% to get grants, but at a lower level; the rest to get free tuition but no other help.
Secondly, more (free and/or indeed paid) vocational training for a number of jobs; successful completion to be regarded as degree-equivalent. Examples: medical careers, police, Army, many business-related fields. This was the case until quite recently even in what are now regarded as “degree-only” professions. For example, up to the late 1970s, it was possible to be Called to the Bar without a degree (by doing a 2-year, rather than 1-year, Bar Finals course). The same was true of the solicitors’ profession.
It would be short-sighted for the State only to fund the hard sciences, or quite strictly vocational degrees such as law or medicine, but there have to be priorities set, and if (as now) there is a near-emergency in relation to shortages of nurses and doctors, then that is one area that must surely be prioritized.
The whole educational field needs a reboot. Some parts of it, indeed, just need “the boot”.
I have mentioned hypocrite Bryant several times over the years on this blog. No point in exposing his deceit again…
As blogged previously, the NHS is a fine idea, is still often good, but is now a shoestring service, the main selling point of which is that it is free at point of use. It needs root and branch reform.
Liam Fox: corrupt, a Conservative Friends of Israel member, not a nice person in several ways. Blots like this purport to rule over better people.
Never trust a doctor who becomes a politician: Liam Fox, Sarah Wollaston, Hastings Banda (fed opponents to the crocodiles), Papa Doc Duvalier (murderous dictator of Haiti), David Owen (CIA/NWO), Che Guevara (murderous Communist revolutionary) etc.
The more I read or hear about “Jack Monroe”, the “Bootstrap Cook”, the less (it seems to me) her whole story and set-up stacks up. I recently blogged about her (I do not accept the stupid “they” pronoun nonsense), and so have little to add today.
“Ukraine” is merely the convenient field of action for the latest NWO/ZOG attempt to control Russia. The struggle has been going on since at least 1989, and arguably far longer.
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…”the lunacy of their solution“…which, in relation to the “panicdemic” meant shutting down the economy of the UK —and much of the Western world— for 1-2 years (now, a year or three on, about to cause a massive recession and maybe slump), making everyone wear completely useless facemasks, making people line up outside supermarkets 6 feet apart (until the were inside…and while going to the pub opposite was fine…); not to mention the ludicrous “Rule of Six” made up by “Boris”-idiot, and then of course, finally, the “vaccinations” and “boosters”, which scarcely impact “Covid” but which have caused an epidemic of heart attacks and other “excess deaths” across the world.
..as are the “Conservatives”. Two faces of the System.
Pathetic, nicht wahr? Here we have the very richest man in the world, valued at USD 195 BILLION (£171 Billion) i.e. $195 thousand million (!), an intelligent man, and not a conformist, yet he is allowing a pack of Jews to dictate to him, and/or (via large companies and advertisers) to blackmail him.
Note the (((typical))) desire to censor, to punish, and to recruit sneaks and informers.
I used to know parts of the Netherlands fairly well, about 40 or so years ago. My Dutch friends have, over the years, seen their city (Amsterdam) and country trashed, and their way of life ruined both culturally and economically: migration invasion, toleration of marijuana (etc), and a pseudo-liberal multikulti State and society which pretends to be terribly compassionate etc, but has evil at its heart. The medical and health system is but one example.
Yes, there are still foreigners who move to Amsterdam, think it wonderful etc, just as there is always a new generation of naive provincials who come to London, and think it great (for a while).
By the way, some readers will recall that the Jewish lobby got Alison Chabloz banned from entering France for 40 years, if I recall aright.
What is the point in strengthening the law around cruelty to animals, when the courts continue to hand down such toothless sentences? Also, is the CPS charging correctly?
Animal welfare has to be given more emphasis in this country, even if the UK is better than most other countries in this respect.
Ha ha! The bitch must have seen my assessment about her! Actually, that is quite likely: thousands have, since it was published over three years ago. Many MPs, ministers, members of overseas governments, read my work.
Seriously, though, the fact that a useless and dishonest creature such as Therese Coffey can reach the level, politically, that she has, surely proves that the whole system is sick.
If there is any truth in the news, or rumour, that Elon Musk will reverse the millions (?) of “lifetime suspensions” of Twitter tweeters (one of which was me, after a pack of Zionist Jews conspired to have me expelled in 2018), I may decide to return to Twitter, but only to promote this blog.
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In reality, the “aid” being given to “Ukraine” (to the Jew Zelensky’s Zionist and dictatorial regime in Kiev) is not aid to the Ukrainian people, and is given with the intent of pressuring and eventually collapsing Russia as an independent state.
The New World Order [NWO] cabals want Russia to return to a completely supine, powerless state, as it was in the 1990s under Yeltsin, a state in which Jewish and (other) foreign exploiters can profit hugely off the suffering of the Russian people. The same, mutatis mutandis, as happened in Germany in the 1920s.
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Interesting comment both on the specific question and also, impliedly, on how popular perception of what “The Science” says (or is believed to say) can lead to a kind of mass conditioning (cf. the “Covid” “panicdemic” and several other issues).
Ha ha! Into the bin with them!
Who knows? Twitter might even become interesting again, as it was when I, David Icke, Alison Chabloz etc were “allowed” to tweet…
“The people who, alone in the midst of the ethnic chaos which is spreading more and more, everywhere on Earth, ‘devote all their energy’ to saving from miscegenation and ‘to promoting their best racial elements,’ writes the Führer, ‘is sure of achieving mastery of the world sooner or later’”
“Channel 4 has bought a painting by Adolf Hitler and will allow a studio audience to decide whether Jimmy Carr should burn it with a flamethrower.
As part of its latest season of programmes, the TV channel has bought artworks by a range of “problematic” artists, including Pablo Picasso, as well as convicted paedophile Rolf Harris and sexual abuser Eric Gill.
A forthcoming televised debate called Art Trouble, airing later this month, will then question whether you can truly separate a work of art from its creator – before deciding which pieces to destroy with a variety of tools.
Ian Katz, Channel 4’s director of programming, confirmed that if the studio audience chose to save the painting by Hitler it would not hang in the Channel 4 boardroom but would be “appropriately” disposed of.
Katz quoted Jeremy Isaacs, the station’s founder, as saying that Channel 4 should be watched by everyone some of the time – but not everybody all the time. “I think you might add that Channel 4 should be annoying everyone some of the time, but ideally not everyone all the time,” he added.“
Note the names: “Katz“, “Isaacs” (etc).
As seen above, Hitler’s art is not the only work apparently destined to be destroyed. The Jews and others involved have not only bought (not with their own money, of course) a painting by Hitler, but also works by major 20thC artists such as Picasso and Eric Gill, with the idea of getting some grinning little monkey such as Jimmy Carr to destroy them.
It is not merely a question of whether the art concerned is “great art” (even Hitler himself would not make such a claim for his paintings, all created when he was an aspiring art student before the First World War) but of the idea that someone disapproved of by the System and/or the “woke” mob should suffer a belated “cancellation” by having their art destroyed.
Personally, I would not want art created by, for example, Jews, destroyed —indeed, I sometimes post works by Levitan and others on this blog—, certainly not for that reason alone.
The joy in destruction exhibited in a show of the kind proposed is basically a celebration of destruction, and also a puerile celebration of “cancellation” etc.
Some may say that sensationalist shows of this kind are not always created and promoted by Jews. Perhaps.
This new TV show is not some example of witty or even groundbreaking iconoclasm; au contraire— a facile and rather stupid idea.
A sign of the complete decadence of the Western msm.
Not so. Interest rates will rise far higher than they now are, making buy-to-let parasitism unprofitable once rents rise to a point where renters cannot cover them.
You can see that, already, the value of residential and other property is falling.
…and the blacks, who are anyway inherently more susceptible to certain forms of mental illness (particularly schizophrenia), and who often use marijuana, are thus even more likely to be a millstone round the necks of the British people.
Incidentally, that Jo Phillips person, seen debating with Hitchens, is pretty typical of the sort of middle-class, semi-Establishment, politically-correct drones that have led the UK down the tubes since the 1970s: “anti-racist”, pro-immigration, “refugees welcome”, pro-cannabis, anti-national, pro-EU etc.
At least she seems to be somewhat opposed to the “trans” nonsense.
Blair is a tool of the powers of Evil in this world. As to whether he himself is aware of it, or to what extent, that is an open question.
Russia can still win strategically. Not only vis a vis the Kiev regime, but as against the NWO.
If Western and Central Europe will only work with Russia, as should have happened after the collapse of the Soviet Union, then our energy security will not be an issue; neither will our general economic and/or military security be a problem.
“Earth’s wildlife populations have plunged by an average of 69% in just under 50 years, according to a leading scientific assessment, as humans continue to clear forests, consume beyond the limits of the planet and pollute on an industrial scale.”
Labour is at root not very different in policy terms from the misnamed “Conservatives”, not in big picture terms: Ukraine, “Covid”, (anti-) free speech, (pro-) immigration, though of course there are nuances. The precipitous fall in Con fortunes is really just because it is so very obvious that Liz Truss, woolly-head Kwarteng, James Cleverly, Therese Coffey, Suella Braverman etc are not so much the “A” team, but the “Z” team. Dregs of the dregs, who are simply not at the level where they can function properly. They simply have not the competence or capacity to be at Cabinet level, and the public has noticed.
Of course, the longer that a general election is avoided, the more it looks as if Liz Truss is afraid of one…
Having said that, it may be that the Labour lead will be eroded, but it is hard to see how, at present.
“A migrant who came to the UK by boat and claimed to be a child so he could stay is actually in his mid-20s, and even joined an over-30s dating group, before he was caught out by his grey hairs and stubble.”
I suggest the construction of a wide canal from, perhaps, the Thames to the Wash. These invaders can help to dig it. At the end, those still alive can have the choice of an air ticket back home and £100 in cash, or to face the wall, afterwards to be buried nearby.
Truss/Starmer, Con/Lab…all part of the same NWO-ZOG pack. They all follow the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan.
Liz Truss is just another NWO/ZOG traitor and puppet, and hugely ignorant and thick to boot.
So much for centuries of Irish nationalism! Meanwhile, the pseudo-nationalists of Sinn Fein go down on one knee for the “Black Lives Matter” nonsense at a time when Ireland has been invaded by non-whites.
The point is that the banks and others, such as PayPal, are now taking it upon themselves to decide that this account [i.e. this customer] is OK and can therefore continue to have banking services, but that that account [that customer] is not OK, because that second person, individual or organization, is not signed up to the System agenda, meaning, inter alia, “Covid” panicdemic, “vaccine” for Covid, multiracialism, the multikulti society, mixed-race populations, “refugees welcome” nonsense, “trans” nonsense, “holocaust” nonsense and fake history…you name it.
Oh, and when this happens, the self-describing “Left” will just say that organizations such as PayPay (Facebook, Twitter, you name it) are entitled to lay down and enforce —however arbitarily, however lacking in appeal rights— such “terms and conditions as they like.
The death of old-style “Leftism”, old-style socialism, happened long ago, in the years following 1989, and its adherents are now just going through the motions.
The facade of “liberal democracy” has just had another massive hole blasted in it.
More about “the Harry formerly known as Prince” and the “royal” Mulatta
Still, from the totally self-centred Ayn Rand point of view, Meghan Mulatta has “played a blinder”. Look at it. Someone brought up in modestly-comfortable circumstances in California, and who had a few years of television success as an actress in one particular drama series (pay around £300,000 p.a. gross in UK money), someone who was married to an American Jew film producer for 18 months (and then not-married to a TV chef for another year or two), but who has rescued her fortunes by attaching herself to a quite likely mentally-disturbed and certainly rather thick British princeling, and is reportedly worth several hundred million dollars now.
That’s the Mulatta— on the make; an adventuress worthy of the pen of Thackeray. What, though, of “the Harry formerly known as Prince”? He is always photographed in the shadow of the Mulatta. I have noted in past years his obvious emotional or mental problems, and he has been fortunate in that the Mulatta and her behaviour do take much flak which otherwise might come his way. It seems that his own behaviour is often not polite or pleasant (a problem the Royal Family in general has always had, with the exception of the late Queen and, to a lesser extent, Charles).
This whole “right royal” nonsense must now come to an end. After all, without the “Prince” bit (and all the money), would Harry be more than a not-very-bright junior officer, destined never to rise above captain, or possibly major? He might be something like a driving instructor or, funds permitting, a farmer.
Does Britain really need a “royal family”? I think not. The death of the late Queen has surely drawn a line under that part of history.
As for the Harry and Meghan show, once they are back in California permanently, interest will slowly fade, and they will fill the niche once occupied by Edward Windsor and Mrs Simpson.
I do not think that they will divorce, though. After all, the Mulatta is still a duchess, nominally, and she may find that (and the whole UK royal connection) useful (though I note the reported anger of the couple that they were not to be entitled “Prince and Princess” under the new Charles III regime).
In a way, I feel a little sorry for Harry, married to that narcissistic, wheedling, demanding creature. Royal Married with Children (as I prophesied years ago).
I do not feel very sorry for him, though. After all, he is now 38 (she is 41), has had more privilege than almost anyone else in the UK, and lives in luxury. He should grow up.
I feel more sorry for the millions of British people unable to heat their homes or feed their families as the Royal Cuck and Mulatta sun themselves on the Californian coast.
A more severe case, arguably, than that of Meghan Markle.
The USA is not alone in having hysterical people, usually women. However, I was once, over 30 years ago, on the bus into Manhattan, when such an incident occurred.
The express buses in my part of New Jersey (near the Jersey Shore) mostly went from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan to quite far south, Toms River (halfway between Manhattan and Atlantic City). About 10 stops in all. My local stop was the last before Manhattan, going in the other direction. About a one-hour journey or slightly shorter.
I got on such a bus in late afternoon. The bus was quite full. I was the only passenger getting on.
After 45 mins, as we reached the Lincoln Tunnel entrance (to go under the Hudson), the two teenage Jewish boys who had been whispering, and smirking over their shoulders at a fat black woman with a white male companion (wearing a Western jacket and hat) a few rows back, got a shock as the black woman suddenly stood up and started yelling about how she had had enough and was not going to take it any more and how the Jewish teenagers should burn in hell. She however subsided after that, and the rest of the journey concluded in relative peace.
Sadly, even the UK now has many hysterical people and, indeed, many noisy ones, of which many, though far from all, are non-white.
The video below was sent to me by a blog reader:
I do not necessarily agree with all the views of Bob Moran, but dissidents and “truth-tellers” like him must be assisted.
Anyway, there is no Russian “master plan” to annex or recover the Baltic states or, as Russians call them, the pribaltika. Why would Russia even want them?
That “JimmySecUK” individual is always supportive of anything done by the NWO powers. I strongly suspect Jewish, though that is unproven. Seems to pose as someone in the area journalism/”national security”/”international strategy”, but is apparently unwilling to supply on Twitter (where he has 52,000 “followers”, for what that may be worth) either his own name or those of any organizations to which he supplies copy or information.
A superannuated student without a real job or career? I do not know. I await further information.
Just saw this, about Canada in the Second World War:
“On 27 April 1942, a plebiscite was held on the question, “Are you in favour of releasing the Government from any obligations arising out of any past commitments restricting the methods of raising men for military service?” In Quebec, the Ligue pour la Défense du Canada was founded to campaign for the “No” side under the slogan Jamais, Jamais…a dit M. Lapointe, a reference to King’s Quebec lieutenant, Ernest Lapointe, who had died of cancer in November 1941 and was fiercely opposed to sending the Zombies overseas. The Ligue pour la Défense du Canada united the entire spectrum of political opinion in Quebec; some of its most effective speakers were André Laurendeau, Henri Bourassa, Jean Drapeau and a young Pierre Trudeau.La Ligue pour la Défense du Canada professed to speak for all of Canada in opposing conscription, but its French-Canadian nationalist message had little appeal outside of French Canada. Reflecting the quasi-fascist mood of the nationalist intelligentsia of Quebec, speakers for the League often expressed approval of Vichy France, citing its Révolution nationale as a model for Quebec, and expressed a “disturbing anti-Semitic tendency”. [“disturbing“…ha ha]. One rally for the League in Montreal ended with speakers blaming Canada’s Jewish community for dragging the country into a war with Nazi Germany that did not concern French-Canadians. The event almost degenerated into a pogrom, with attendees beating up Jews on the streets of Montreal and smashing windows of Jewish shops; only the prompt intervention of the Montreal police put an end to the violence.”
For once, I did not beat political journalist John Rentoul, who scored 5/10, whereas I could only get 2/10 right this week. I knew the answers to questions 1 and 9 only. I could not quite recall the answers to questions 2 and 6, and I should have known the answer to question 5, but was thinking in terms of the lower houses of parliaments only, so missed that one as well. Other than that, no excuses…
While it is traditional for students to be impecunious, this is just ridiculous.
The “Orange Revolution” of 2005, and the 2014 re-run, were just Jew-Zionist and CIA operations (NWO/ZOG, if you like). The “popular” facade was a pantomime, just like the one that removed Ceausescu in Romania in 1989 (notwithstanding that he well deserved it), a “revolution” so badly choreographed that crowds turned out in Bucharest just to watch the play.
Stray thoughts about Rishi Sunak
A couple of years ago, as he threw, with abandon, golden sesterces to the plebs, Rishi Sunak was the conquering hero of the hour for the UK msm. The consequences of shutting down much of the economy for 1-2 years seemed to be a mystery to him and to the “experts” (medical, economic and whatever).
“Furlough” payments (a salary paid to people in order that they would be able to sit in their houses eating pizza, and drinking too much, for months and months…), “loans” and free payments to businesses (many fraudulent), huge amounts paid out for useless and pointless NHS “PPE” stuff, £38 BILLION paid out for a useless “test and trace” operation (useless in practice and useless even had it worked perfectly) run by equally-useless Dido Harding, a Conservative Party crony who had already failed in her previous jobs. And so on…
Well, back in 2020, Sunak was lauded as the almost “inevitable” “next Prime Minister”, just as useless “Boris” had been promoted by msm idiots for 20 years before he actually became Prime Minister.
Sunak’s star, of course, faded as it began to be obvious even to the pathetic UK msm, and to members of his own party, that the Indian “clever boy” might have been thought wonderful at Winchester, Oxford, and in the unreal world of vulture finance-capitalism, but was not so great in the real world.
Even so, it must have come as a shock to Sunak to discover that the rank and file members of his own party actually preferred ignorant and stupid Liz Truss to him, and he must realize that at least part of that was because he is Indian rather than English.
Will Sunak now give up politics, or will he wait to see how badly Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng can trash the economy and society (further), in the hope that he will be invited to return, like a shopworn and “ethnic” de Gaulle?
I doubt that Sunak will bother to stay as an MP after the end of this Parliament. If he does, it will be on the backbenches, and because the convenience of being an MP may suit him.
[Update, 1 November 2022: Well, we now know the answer to the question posed in the penultimate paragraph above. I thought that it would take Liz Truss and woolly-head Kwarteng a year or more to really trash (further) the UK economy, but in the event it only took them 6 weeks.
Sunak, of course, was then “anointed” as Conservative leader and Prime Minister, in October 2022, without even having been elected by Conservative MPs, let alone the rank-and-file members, and certainly not by the British voting public, who were never asked about Liz Truss either, the last general election having been that of 2019.
Sunak’s rise to Prime Minister, of course, fits in (as blogged previously) with the transnational conspiracy known as the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan— a non-white and ultra-rich pseudo “national leader” lording it over white British people, and supported by the Jewish lobby, as the country is invaded by millions of other non-whites and slides into widespread poverty.]
Very true. People have been easily brainwashed to regard Putin and Russia as some kind of danger to the UK. If the idiots just thought for a moment, they might wonder how Russia is a threat to the UK when even the invasion and occupation of a small part of Ukraine (which, after all, was effectively part of the same country as Russia until 1991) is not going well for Russia.
As an example of the kind of stupid person who actually knows nothing yet feels the need to comment publicly, look at the tweeted reply from one Louise Down, of Kent:
Why, asks the idiot, are some of the words of the leader of one of the most powerful countries in the world being reported on?
What can one say? Has that kind of stupidity become more widespread since the population was conditioned and brainwashed during the “Covid” “panicdemic”?
I hope that some of the people who matter here, in the governments and legislatures of the West, are listening. Unfortunately, many are either NWO/ZOG drones or are anyway caught up in the delusion that the Russia-Ukraine conflict is also a Russia-UK [etc] conflict. It need not be, and is only so now because the System, including almost all of the msm, are making it so.
Ukraine has only been an independent state (failed state) for 31 years, years which have seen its people become the poorest in Europe, years of corruption and neglect.
Now the British public are told that “we” must support and even fight for that ramshackle failed state, for its mainly Jewish regime, and that said regime is one of democracy and freedom.
In fact, the Jew Zelensky and his regime have closed down all opposition parties, arrested or shot those opposed to war with Russia, and closed down all trade unions.
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…thus surely proving conclusively that Liz Truss has no idea at all about economic matters, having already been proven to have no idea about foreign affairs.
I thought that the governments of Theresa May and “Boris”-idiot were bad jokes, but this present “shitshow” (in the immortal words of Johnny Mercer MP) takes the biscuit.
Thinking the unthinkable, what would happen if Russian forces were to use tactical nuclear weapons to target Kiev-regime concentrations on or near the present front line? It might be that Russian forces would also be affected. What if (thinking the even more “unthinkable”) Putin were to destroy the city of Kiev? That might collapse the whole Kiev-regime “state” of Ukraine overnight.
I doubt that Putin would do it, if only because Kiev was not only the first “Ukrainian” city, but the first Russian city (after Novgorod), the strategic centre of Kievan Rus: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kievan_Rus%27.
Of course, large-scale destruction of cities is not new. We only have to think of the ancient cities which no longer exist: Troy, Carthage (destroyed two or, arguably, three times, and now replaced by modern Tunis) and many others. In the 20th century, the Americans and British inflicted huge damage on a number of cities during, mainly but not exclusively, the Second World War. The Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki remain the only ones destroyed or nearly-destroyed by atomic weapons.
Looking at the war-drums now beating in the Western msm, it all sounds very much like an organized campaign to foment war on a huge, trans-continental scale.
Had there been no Western (NATO, NWO) support for the Zelensky regime, meaning billions of dollars or pounds of actual money, as well as arms and ammunition, the war would now be over bar the shouting. Now, Ukraine faces a protracted and even more terrible war, and countries such as the UK face the possibility (which grows more likely daily) of nuclear annihilation.
This madness should stop, but will not, because powerful and influential forces want Russia to be, ideally, subjugated or, if that cannot or does not happen, wiped out.
Not that no blame attaches to Russia. As I blogged from the start, the performance of the Russian Army has been appalling. The Russian General Staff have shown themselves to be a pack of idiots, and the GRU has shown itself unfit for purpose. We know what Stalin would have done in such a circumstance.
Where are the once-dreaded Russian Spetsnaz forces?
The invasion of Ukraine could and should have been done very swiftly, relentlessly, and with minimal hurt, bloodshed and damage.
As Imperial Russia was once known, and then the Soviet Union (in the 1930s), “a colossus on legs of straw“, and many of its top military people, men of straw.
This situation, meaning the whole war, could change quickly. We could yet see Russian forces overwhelm the whole of Ukraine east of the Dnieper.
The Zelensky regime and its Ukrainian faux-state is just a shell, really. No economy to speak of, no legitimacy, its armed forces only surviving by reason of huge amounts of NATO and other donated weaponry.
The morale of the Kiev-regime forces does seem to be higher than that of the Russian forces in theatre, no doubt because the former see themselves as fighting for their native land, but morale is only determinative if the soldiers remain alive. If those statistics about Ukrainian losses are broadly accurate, they are staggering.
Of course, Zelensky, as a Jew, is neither Ukrainian nor Russian.
Macron will have to go home to mama, or should that be to Mme. Macron?
Did I read that Toby Young and his “Free Speech Union” spoke up when prominent Patriotic Alternative members Laura Towler, her husband Sam Melia, and Mark Collett had their personal bank accounts closed, not by court order but because the bank staff disapproved of their views (or were told to “disapprove”)?
No. Because Toby Young and the Free Speech Union never did speak up.
Neither did Young and his “Free Speech Union” say a word in defence of Alison Chabloz (imprisoned for singing songs and posting songs quite truthfully lampooning Jews and Jewish behaviour), Jez Turner (imprisoned for urging removal of Jews from the UK in a speech), nor indeed in defence of my rights.
Still, half a glass is better than none, I suppose. At least Toby Young says the right sort of words on freedom of expression.
Hitchens, though, blames the instrument of repression (the modern technology) rather than the present socio-political “System” itself, and/or the Jew-Zionist lobby (which is behind most of the attacks on free speech in the UK).
In fact, many actual MPs have fabricated large parts of their own history. One of the most egregious cases, Iain Dunce Duncan Smith, was proven to have simply invented parts of his CV, and to have embellished most of the rest, yet he is still interviewed respectfully by msm talking heads; and that is before one even considers his nasty and backward policies as DWP Secretary of State 2010-2015.
I am just wondering why anyone would think that claiming to have worked for Jim Murphy would boost his career. Murphy was a student for 11 years (yet still left without having been awarded a degree), and as MP was an eager expenses cheat:
“A 2010 commission chaired by Thomas Legg demanded Murphy repay £577.46 in expenses which he had overclaimed. He did not appeal, and repaid the money in full. Expenses documents made available showed he also claimed over £1 million between 2001 and 2012. In 2007/8 he claimed £3,900 for food, £2,284 for petty cash and £4,884 for a new bathroom. He claimed £249 for a TV set and a further £99 for a TV stand; £1762.50 of taxpayers money paid for Murphy’s website whilst further claims included Labour party adverts in the local press. He claimed almost £2000 of public cash to pay private accountants to handle his tax returns.
In 2012, Murphy was among a group of 27 MPs named as benefiting from up to £20,000 per year expenses to rent accommodation in London, at the same time as letting out property they owned in the city. Although the practice did not break rules, it has been characterised as a “loophole” that allows politicians to profit from Commons allowances. He also designated his constituency home in Glasgow as his second home for which he claimed £780 a month in mortgage interest payments in 2007/2008.”
Blair certainly had some odd people in his government. Apart from Murphy (a fervent pro-Zionist, but also a fanatical teetotaller, vegetarian —that’s OK by me— and Roman Catholic —ambivalent as to that—), there was also that Welsh lesbian (another expenses cheat, another pro-Zionist too) who admitted that she was too thick to do her job, and that extreme Roman Catholic (Opus Dei) woman, who wore a spiked belt under her clothing, like a nun in a Ken Russell film. And that’s just three of them.
Incidentally, I believe that the thick Welsh lesbian expenses cheat (and Jews’ puppet) was in Keir Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet until last year, while the Opus Dei woman, Ruth Kelly, now works for the Vatican, having also worked for HSBC for 5 years, 2010-2015. She left the Labour party in 2018 because she disliked Corbyn, and joined the “conservative” pressure group Policy Exchange.
“A trans activist who called a father a ‘fascist’ as he was holding his baby has apologised but claimed the abuse was an attempt to ‘protect’ her trans friends – amid calls for her to be sacked from her job as a Labour MP’s aide.
Carly-May Kavanagh, a policy caseworker in the House of Commons for Brighton MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle, is shown in footage with another woman shouting at the unidentified man with the baby in his arms at a rally in Brighton.
…The friend tells the man: ‘Oh you’re raising a little fascist’.
Miss Kavanagh then joins in and tells the unidentified man: ‘F****** fascist… you think that’s a good idea, do you, to raise a child who believes this filth […] you are disgusting.’ At one point she comes within inches of the baby, which remains calm.”
It looks as if that pair deliberately targeted the man because he was carrying a baby, and so would be less likely to hit them (which they well deserved).
I wish that there existed an English “SA”, members of which would [further comment redacted in our “free” country…].
More seriously, eventually we are going to have to deal with all this nonsense and much more besides. It will not be pleasant, it will not be pretty, and it will be hard on the quiet heroes who will be tasked with doing it, but it will have to be done.
“The protesters disrupted speeches by the Standing For Women founder Kellie-Jay Keen and other speakers.
Keen has frequently attracted the ire of pro-trans activists over her views on gender rights.
The women’s rights campaigner said today: ‘Shouting fascist in front of a baby is a particularly visible sign of how this movement is full of absolute lunacy. As far as I’m concerned transgender ideology is a quasi-religious cult and it’s very dangerous.
‘It seeks to use fear and intimidation to silence dissent. I’ve been interviewed by the police twice and arrested once.“
“Fear“…”intimidation“…[and false complaints to] “police“. Pretty similar to the tactics of the Jew-Zionists, as I know from my own experience.
What most people forget, though, is how the present system, “the System”, is deliberately encouraging not only the “trans” nonsense, but other nonsense, such as “Black Lives Matter”, “Covid” hysteria, the white British “terrorism” “threat” hysteria (the “threat” is, in fact, non-existent), anti-Russia hysteria etc. Look at the behaviour of the police in places such as Brighton, as well as in the major cities, painting their cars in weird colours, allowing Notting Hill rioters…I mean “revellers“…to simulate sex with the women police officers, etc.
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Incidentally, the lady tweeter’s comment means “real guys” or “real good fellows” (ha…not “Goodfellas“, I hope, thinking of the American film).
Of course, for “NATO” (NWO/ZOG) to have a nuclear war with Russia would be totally mad —for all sides and none— but, looking at 1914 and 1939, that does not mean that it will not happen.
Russia should make it clear to both decision-makers and the public in the West (if it can) that any nuclear war would mean Russia targeting not only military and naval bases etc, but also large cities.
The American public are all too used to cheering on their bombers and missiles, as they strike cities far from the USA, cities the inhabitants of which have no means of defence or retaliation, but I think that that same American public will not be quite so brave if they think that they themselves are soon going to be fighting for survival in a nuclear wasteland.
As for the UK, our country is too small for any doubt to exist: a nuclear war with Russia means that most of the country will be destroyed, meaning almost everything razed to the ground, and the areas made uninhabitable, whether air bases, ports, or cities are the target.
Sadly, the fate of my country is not in my hands but in those of near-cretins such as Liz Truss, Ben Wallace, and James Cleverly.
This sort of nonsense is now so common that I almost fail to be enraged at it. Symptomatic of an academia that should be eliminated, and then replaced by a better establishment.
Looks like the lesser finance-capitalist and hanger-on “executive” rats are leaving what they imagine to be Russia’s sinking ship…
I wonder what the general’s thoughts will be when Russian nuclear missiles rain down on every major city in the USA, including one or two in Florida, where he lives? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Hodges.
Saw a few minutes of the TV news this evening. Highlights of Putin’s statement of this morning. My impression, regardless of anything else, is that, as he said, he is certainly not bluffing.
The “I stand with Ukraine” nonsense and/or virtue-signalling is an unholy concatenation of largely-fake Ukrainian nationalism, Jew-Zionist support for the Jew-Zionist Zelensky regime in Kiev, and New World Order [NWO] manipulation.
Written by an analyst from the Royal United Services Institute: academic background at Westminster School, the University of York (History), and the LSE (International Relations). No direct military experience. Still, worth reading:
“In less than a week, more than 3,000 square kilometres of Ukrainian territory had been liberated, massive stockpiles of ammunition, weapons and armoured vehicles captured for use by Ukrainian forces, and the entire Russian position in North-Eastern Ukraine completely destabilised.
Russian forces have not suffered such a serious and rapid military defeat on the battlefield since the Second World War.
Worse still for Putin is that fact that he has no good options for how to react now.
The majority of his potentially mobile and elite units in Ukraine are still concentrated in Kherson to the south, and are facing a serious and ongoing Ukrainian counter-offensive operation that cannot be ignored.
Furthermore, by signalling for so long that Kherson was target for liberation, Ukraine has baited Russia into accepting an attritional battle in a very militarily disadvantageous position.
The region of Kherson Oblast that Russia is trying to hold onto is on the Western bank of the wide Dnipro river.
The US-supplied long range HIMARS rocket artillery system has allowed Ukraine to effectively destroy the only two crossing points – the Antonovsky Bridge and the bridge at Nova Kahkovka – and regularly destroy the temporary pontoon bridges and ferry crossings that the Russian Army has tried to build instead.
As such, the large concentration of Russian forces defending Kherson are dependent on highly disrupted and bottlenecked supply lines, meaning that they are rapidly running low on medical supplies, food and above all ammunition.
This is an attritional battle that favours Ukraine due to the territory involved but for Putin, Kherson has to be defended politically due to its status as the one major Ukrainian city taken roughly intact during this invasion.
Now with his northern flank collapsing, Putin cannot easily withdraw elite units from Kherson, since it would risk a second major rout in the face of the ongoing Ukrainian counter-offensive operations there.
Even if he tries to withdraw some forces, the blown up bridges and frequently-struck temporary crossing points over the Dnipro mean it will be difficult to transfer heavy equipment and vehicles out of Kherson.
If his forces stay put in the south, then the majority of Russia’s usable combat power will be trapped with their backs to the river and steadily ground down by a Ukrainian force that has much better supply lines, more troops and so can sustain an attritional artillery duel for longer.
However, if the Kherson front were to collapse, it would be such a political and military disaster coming soon after the stunning defeat in Kharkiv that Russian military morale might totally disintegrate, or Putin might even find himself threatened by discontented factions within the Russian power structure at home.“
Bronk? Odd name. I wonder what are its origins.
Here is the Daily Mail map:
While “3,000 square kilometres” sounds vast, and is in fact about twice the area of Greater London, it is only 1% of the land area of Ukraine, and about 5% or so of the area controlled until recently by Russian forces.
Until now, Russian attacks on a large scale have only affected areas east of the Dnieper, areas in the Sea of Azov and Back Sea coastal belt, and —at the start of the invasion— areas around Kiev.
Until very recently, Russia has not much attacked the strategic civilian infrastructure of most of the Western part of Ukraine, or even Kiev— electrical supply, water supply, gas supply, railways, airports, major roads etc.
It may be that Putin is considering doing just that, possibly even using tactical nuclear weapons, in order to degrade the surviving economy and lifestyle of the Ukrainian population living hundreds of miles away from the battlefields of Eastern Ukraine and the South.
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Verräterin. A traitor not only to Germany but to all of Europe.
On a related point, there are, even now, a few cranks, mostly aged persons, who have not woken up to the fact that the facemask nonsense is yesterday’s news (yesterday’s State-sponsored panic campaign). I was in Waitrose earlier today, and saw two people still wearing their facemask muzzles: some old bird buying a load of medicines, filthy-looking “disposable” mask half-worn; the other a loony-looking old fellow wearing his muzzle, driving out of the car park in his own car (in which he was the only occupant!).
I have also seen a few hysterical Jews on Twitter waiting to be told by “authority” that the “panicdemic” is over before they ditch the muzzles. Complete idiots.
It will be hard (I think, I hope) for the transnational conspiracy to resurrect “Covid” as a way of corralling the masses again. Too many people in the UK and across the world have woken up to it all.
I wonder what the next ploy will be. The conspiracy has already tried “monkeypox”, only for even the tame msm scribblers to discover that it affects mainly men who do anal sex, so that failed to fly with the public as a whole.
Perhaps some new and “unexpected” “variant” or whatever will “suddenly appear”, frightening the public again, but the story will have to be pretty alarming to get the bulk of the people on board again.
In the meantime, other “campaigns” have been launched, notably the “I stand with Ukraine” rubbish.
In case any readers are wondering why I now rarely repost material from Nick Griffin, the reason is because I was expelled from Twitter in 2018, at the instigation of a pack of Jews. As a result (and because I have no “sock accounts”, and because Twitter has started even more-reressive censorship), I cannot even read most of Griffin’s tweets because they are “restricted by age” etc.
Twitter has done everything possible to gag Griffin short of actually expelling him. It is made difficult to search for his tweets, and even then there is a pathetic warning notice in place.
As I predicted, Elon Musk realized that Twitter is partly, perhaps largely, a scam, and not a genuine and profitable enterprise. Musk has withdrawn and will not be buying into it.
It is an open question as to whether agents of the Kiev regime were the perpetrators. The incident may have been planned and carried out by persons within the Russian and/or Kremlin elite, possibly as a proxy attack on Putin. It may even have been carried out by or on behalf of one or more external agencies, such as the CIA, or even MOSSAD.
Present speculation is that Dugin himself was the target, a theory supported by the apparent fact that Dugin was intending to use the same car as his daughter until deciding to travel separately; that would have been shortly before the bomb exploded.
If accurate, the facts known seem to indicate both that there was at least one hostile agent somewhere in or around the Dugin circle, and that Dugin’s guardian angel (literally) saved him.
Is this somehow connected with the upsurge in Ukrainian (Kiev regime) attacks on both Crimea and Russia itself in recent days?
I do not expect these events to go unpunished. We may be about to see an escalation of the war which will surprise and shock.
Leonid Grigoryevich Ivashov [Леонид Григорьевич Ивашов]:
“On 31 January 2022, during the 2021–2022 Russo-Ukrainian crisis, as Chairman of the Russian Officers’ General Assembly, Gen. Ivashov published a statement condemning Putin’s “criminal policy of provoking a war” and calling for President Putin’s resignation..
Blaming Putin for risking “the final destruction of Russian statehood and the extermination of the indigenous population of the country” Ivashov stated that the real danger for Russia was not NATO or the West but “the unviability of the state model, the complete incapacity and lack of professionalism of the system of power and administration, the passivity and disorganization of society.” Under these conditions “no country survives for long“.
According to Roderick Gregory, “Ivashov believes that NATO is a hostile power, but his experience has taught him that the NATO/U.S. threat is under control and no external threat is imminent from the Western powers.”
That of course depends on what is regarded as “an external threat“. In terms of actual invasion by NATO forces, that is obviously correct, but since the mid-1990s, NATO bases have been established in the Baltic region and elsewhere, and NWO/ZOG-supported uprisings based on fake “democracy” have occurred in various countries around Russia, most obviously in Ukraine.
In my view, Ivashov is right to say that “the unviability of the state model” is the biggest strategic problem facing Russia.
“Putinism” is a clearly-transitional model.
At first there was tsardom; Imperial Russia, based mainly on a society of noble landowners, business people, peasantry and clergy, all under an absolute ruler, the Tsar. That was “viable”, as its longevity proved, but failed to withstand the pressure when the “business” element burgeoned, starting to squeeze out the aristocracy (as in Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard), and when a new class, the industrial proletariat, started to push against the old order.
Then there was Sovietism, which again, for all its flaws, was a “viable” state model. According to its lights, it worked. It established a system which functioned, to which people gave allegiance, to some extent genuine allegiance, and which was, however grudgingly, accepted by the vast majority of the population as legitimate —and in any case embedded— for decades.
When Sovietism collapsed, which officially happened in 1991 but which had been happening under the surface even before 1989, what replaced it was a nothing, really, the Yeltsin klepto-state, in which the key people were the upstarts who had been nobodies only a few years before— Jew “oligarchs” (business tricksters) and various species of gangster.
When I myself was first in Moscow, in 1993, there were still traces of Sovietism everywhere, from having a “duty woman” stationed at a desk on each floor of my hotel, the Ukraina (for security, and to monitor the hotel guests), to having to be “invited” to Russia before being granted a visa.
I myself was invited, nominally, by the Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation, the successor body to the USSR Academy of Sciences, and the people I went to see were based at the Academy of Sciences new building in Leninsky Prospekt.
Those traces of Sovietism were there but fading fast. The “duty woman” on my floor was not the aged dragon of legend but a rather flirtatious young woman who used to chat with me at length. According to her, her floor contained, on one side, “quiet businessmen” (in which group she apparently numbered me) and, on the other side, “hooligani” (i.e. criminal types).
Chechen gangsters certainly stayed there— I recall chatting once to one of their commanders. His gold tooth was very striking.
The state had all but disappeared, replaced by a hotch-potch of business-related and/or crime-related structures.
After some years of near-chaos, “Yeltsinism”, if it existed at all as an ideology (I think not) was replaced by “Putinism”, which was also, and remains, unformed ideologically. A mixture of Russian nationalism, big business, and cronyism, with a few add-ons (Russian Orthodox Church backing, a few gestures to the Western consumer society etc).
Russia has still not found its way to a new ideology and system. Most people in Russia are still looking back— to the old Russian Orthodox Church, to tsarism, to the days of the Soviet Union, or are looking to the declining West as a way forward.
Ivashov’s point (see above) is proven by the ghastly mess the Russian Army has made of the Ukraine invasion. Complete ill-preparedness, incompetence, inability to organize. This is not the army that took over most of Afghanistan in a few days.
From the point of view of the Threefold Social Order, the key weakness of Russia under Putin is that the economic or business element has become far too entangled with the State. The result is two-fold: business imperatives have to be placed at the disposal of the State but, also, the State cannot act decisively because business convenience has led to flawed decisions and to people appointed via cronyism and corruption.
I am beginning to wonder whether this possibly botched assassination was not a kind of 20 July 1944 moment, though not aimed directly at Putin himself: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Valkyrie. Or possibly a warning to Putin, by some part of whatever the Russian Army General Staff now consists of.
Russia needs an ideology, something beyond ordinary Russian nationalism, in which it can believe. “Without vision, the people perish” [Book of Ezekiel].
Fascinating that the Mail on Sunday/Daily Mail online disallows readers to comment on Hitchens’ column. What are the msm manipulators afraid that the readers might write?
At times, the System presents itself as all-powerful, but in reality it only has the power allowed it by the people, usually by default, because the people are asleep most of the time.
That was seen during the panicdemic, when the State and its offshoots (eg the police) imposed all kinds of arbitrary nonsense: the facemask nonsense, “social distancing”, wearing a facemask muzzle in the supermarket but not in the pub across the way, the ludicrous “Rule of Six”, the “one-way systems” seen in some supermarkets and other places, and little retail nobodies suddenly given the power to say “move back a little” or “wear your mask higher over your nose“.
The police were among the worst offenders, poisoning lakes in the Peak District in case hikers might want to go to see them, using loudspeaker drones to bully middleaged couples walking on hills, and so on.
It was actually frightening to see how easily brainwashed many people were, such as the hysterical Welsh farming family who called both the police and the newspapers to rant and cry about the two people from England who had camped on one of their bare and deserted wet hillsides. Apparently, the campers had, in some manner unknown, “endangered” the Welsh hysterics just by being there. However, the newspaper reporters were OK (or did they slip the peasants a few pounds to make it all OK?).
The police were in their element as real crime all but ceased, leaving Plod plenty of time to chase after and fine motorists and motorcyclists taking a leisurely drive on the empty roads. The police were also able to polish their skills as a poundland KGB monitoring social media.
While all the above was happening, large numbers, perhaps millions, of unthinking idiots were out on command every week, clapping like trained seals “for the NHS” (which all but closed down) and the other “key workers” such as the very police who were enforcing the Government’s repression (and adding a few off-the-cuff “measures” of their own, such as examining shopping bought by people to make sure that the purchases were “reasonable”).
There was more. Far more. The nonsense went deep, and most people felt obliged to comply with much of it. Ironic. We used to laugh or shake our heads at the sorry citizens of North Korea or East Germany…
The bright spot, though, is that, gradually, many people did wake up, and realized that the “pandemic” was to a large extent a “scamdemic” and certainly a “panicdemic”.
Eventually, after having wasted hundreds of billions of pounds (the result of which we are now seeing as our economy collapses), the Government pretended that the useless and even harmful pseudo-“vaccines” could be presented as having “saved” the UK from worse outcomes, and so relaxed the absurd “measures” before the public rebelled en masse, which as I predicted was starting to happen (not by violent resistance but by people just not wearing the facemasks, and ignoring the stupid “Rule of Six” and “social distancing” etc). “Yes repeat no”.
Even now, though, one sometimes sees the odd crank wearing a facemask.
I have posted this before, but perhaps now it is time to repeat it:
“Soon, sooner than many imagine, those of us still alive will be called upon to re-establish European civilization and culture. That may be hard and may be harsh, but it must be done. God mote it be!“
…or indeed a “Ukrainian” “refugee“(since 2002, in the UK or Ireland)…
Meanwhile, a pantomime horse has just won the Derby. Oh, wait a minute…
Still, we should be careful about what we mock: what happens in California often takes a few years (maybe only one or two) to make it to the East Coast of the USA, then a few years more (maybe only one or two these days) to reach the UK.
…and some people still think that voting in an occasional rigged election for this or that puppet, or for this or that facade of a political party, will change things…
Talking of System puppets, I happened to see this [below] about Liz Truss:
Looking at Liz Truss, at the sheer mendacity and general dishonesty of the woman, about how she has managed to claw ahead in career terms without ever having actually achieved anything concrete, and about how she basically became an MP on her back, I am convinced that —assuming that Indian “clever boy” Sunak fails to overtake her— she will be a truly rotten Prime Minister, quite as bad as Boris-idiot has been, and will be facing a far more difficult set of challenges, especially economically.
This just might be the time for which social nationalism has been waiting for so long. An incompetent and stupid woman as Prime Minister, public dissatisfaction turning to anger as millions go cold and hungry, and a (so far) very uninspiring official Opposition.
All we need is an organizationally and ideologically tight party core; a start, if you like. Once such a movement develops and expands, it can crush all opposition.