I wonder what on Earth Maxim Gorky would make of such an American city, were he to be alive today?! It will be recalled that he wrote The City of the Yellow Devil about New York City. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxim_Gorky.
Having said that, “Philly” has always had a rough underside. When I was with my first wife (a Federal employee), driving in Philadelphia after watching a baseball game at the old Veterans’ Stadium in (I think) 1990, along with her colleagues (an annual office outing), we saw a mugger grab a woman’s handbag and run away fast. My wife, who was driving, accelerated, and we chased the robber down the narrow street until he darted down a side alley.
Which is the bigger scam? The “panicdemic” fear campaign, or the UK’s binary electoral “choice”? How many Goves can dance on the head of a pin?
Closely followed, perhaps equalled, by the control and influence exercized by the Jew-Zionist lobby.
Facemask nonsense declines
Over the past 24 hours, I have been in several retail outlets. The facemask nonsense is in rapid decline everywhere, thank God. Having said that, the dictatorial powers misused by the Government remain in place. I should not be surprised to see a reimposition of the facemask diktat as the weather grows cooler.
Bob Edwards, cartoonist
I may be completely mistaken, but I am wondering whether the clever cartoonist who came to prominence during the 2020 UK “lockdown” shutdown, “Bob” (see a few cartoons below this text) is the same as the young man, Bob Edwards, who used to draw cartoons for League Review, the journal of the League of St. George, circa 1977?
It may be. I noticed last year that the Jew-Zionist element (mostly pro-“lockdown”, pro-facemasks, and in fact in favour of all curbs to freedom) seemed to be hostile to “Bob’s” cartoons and to him. Also, I think that his surname is Edwards. Yes…here is his Twitter account: https://twitter.com/robertedwards47?lang=en.
Looking at his recent tweets, it seems that his political views are less radical than mine, now (in fact, I have no idea exactly what his were “back in the day”).
I met the 1970s cartoonist a few times when I was a member of the League of St. George (1976-1978). That 1970s Edwards was, if I recall aright, a medical student or medical school drop-out. A lady who shall be nameless (and who may or may not still be alive) once told me, I think in 1978, that she had told that young man (who was interested in her) that, if he stopped drinking and passed his medical degree, she would reward him… As far as I know, that never happened. He missed out. She was a lady of her word. Memory Lane…
[Update, 12 September 2021: In fact, I was mistaken: the Daily Telegraph cartoonist is Bob Moran, not Bob Edwards. Moran also has a Twitter account]
Exactly: this is all a smokescreen laid down by an incompetent government and its tame scribblers at the Times, Telegraph, Spectator etc in order to try to blame one decent Englishman, an ex-Marines sergeant trying to help animals and people, for the fact that the UK and US governments have shown themselves unfit for purpose.
The UK bureaucracy and the Cabinet of Clowns are now using tame msm scribblers to —in effect— blame Pen Farthing for the shambolic way in which the withdrawal from Afghanistan has been handled. Look at this tweet by some bitch who is now the Defence Editor of the “Times “newspaper”:
Farthing did not “abandon” his Afghan staff. They were not allowed into the airport area. That was the decision either of the US Army, or of the Taliban. Yes, Farthing could have stayed in Kabul. That would have meant suffering and death for those 200 animals, possibly for him too, possibly for the Afghan staff of the charity (and yes, they are still in that same peril, but no worse peril because of his departure).
Farthing took a decision to save those he could. Easy to criticize someone faced with an impossible choice. MSM scribblers should take a wider view, not just be conduits for official propaganda.
As I thought yesterday, and before, this evil stupid government is trying to scapegoat Farthing for weeks, months, even years of shambolic British Government incompetence. Absolutely absurd, and absolutely disgusting.
Oh, and lookee here: expenses cheat and corrupt bastard ex-minister David Gauke (completely in the pocket of the Jewish/Israel lobby) decides to call the rescue of cats and dogs “sentimentality”.
Expenses freeloader Gauke was lucky not to have been exposed in the 2020 appeal of one of Alison Chabloz’s cases, an appeal that she won, in effect, when the CPS declined to provide disclosure of documents relating to how Gauke and/or others had been influenced behind the scenes by the fanatical Jew-Zionist pressure group, “Campaign Against Antisemitism” [“CAA”].
When the CPS declined to show the appeal judge [H.H. Judge Egbuna, sitting at Derby Crown Court] the documentation, the CPS response to Alison Chabloz’s appeal was abandoned and the conviction quashed (she had, at a much earlier stage, been released from prison on bail pending the appeal. She was in prison for 3-4 days, after having been sentenced by a magistrate).
After that, the “CAA” were desperate to “get” Alison Chabloz by making malicious complaints and, eventually, they did get her (she has, at time of writing, now again been in prison for two weeks), but that is another story.
Look at that idiot! Just someone with no real compassion or empathy who wants to virtue-signal how much he cares about “people” (in the abstract). Thinks he is clever calling the cats and dogs “hedgehogs”, in a failed attempt to devalue them. Sick little bastard.
I have little interest in the “honours” now given out like confetti (won a football or rugby game overseas? Knighthood. Won an Olympic gold medal? Knighthood. Gave money to the Conservative Party? Peerage. Etc.), but it might redeem the honours system a little were really heroic and decent people to be so honoured.
Come to think of it, now that honours are given out freely to actors and actresses etc, why has Egan never received one? He has done a huge amount of work for suffering animals, especially in relation to the cruel bear bile trade in South East Asia.
Very true, very logical, but that fails to take into account at the extent to which the Covid-19 “panicdemic” has been weaponized by the transnational conspiracy. Hence the fear propaganda for the past 19 months.
Not a white face. Not one.
Exactly. You see it in “Labour” pronouncements, and you see it in tweets from the Twitter-twits: “we support what the Conservatives are doing, but they should be doing it more efficiently, slightly fairer, and both wearing a facemask and bending the knee to the blacks“.
Well, this week I scored only 4/10, though still beat political journalist John Rentoul, who only managed 2/10. I did not know the answers to questions 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 10. On question 7, I came very close (“but no cigar”); and on question 5, which I really knew in the back of my mind, could not quite bring it to consciousness, so 4/10 it is.
Tweeter “@socialist1959”, a typical-seeming Twitter-twit, ever-ready to display ersatz socio-political virtue.
This is why Labour is so washed-up, because on the one hand you have the now-in-control pro-Jew-Zionist element under Starmer (“we agree with 90% of what the Government is doing but it should be doing it better, and while both wearing a facemask and bending the knee to the blacks”), and on the other the mass of politically-correct box-tickers such as tweeter “@socialist1959”, who are no doubt pro-migration-invasion, “anti-racist”, pro the “refugees welcome” nonsense etc.
Neither main wing of Labour has much of a mass appeal, even when set against the present shambolic government headed by a part-Jew, part-Levantine chancer.
Please, people, no more about how, thanks to the UK’s supposedly excellent FCO (diplomatic staff), SIS (para-diplomatic and intelligence staff), and armed forces, “Britain punches above its weight”. It does not.
Claims of that sort have now been floodlit as completely hollow.
Britain now has little more than mirages. In place of a properly functioning Foreign Office, a box-ticking, virtue-signalling and bureaucratic culture which accomplishes almost nothing. In place of a properly-functioning secret service, fantasies of one (whether the fantasies of supposed past —Second World War and Cold War— “successes”, or the outright fantasies peddled in James Bond films and the like). In place of a properly-functioning army, navy, and air force etc, we have stripped-down, stripped-out skeleton forces unable to do jack **** most of the time (as witness the Kabul situation).
Kabul is a city which I have never visited, in a country which I have never visited. I have only met a relatively few people who have actually been there (whether before its post-1978 troubles, during the years of Soviet occupation, or more recently, during the past 20 years of Western control or partial control).
I do not claim to know a great deal about Kabul. Thank God for the Internet and for (whatever its flaws) Wikipedia.
For me, slightly unexpected. There again, msm focus has always been on a few locations; at present, the airport. Fact is, of course, that most of the nearly five million inhabitants are not at that airport but, probably, keeping their heads down and waiting to see what transpires.
Non-hippy tourists also visited Kabul 50 or so years ago.
Some tweets seen
That tweeter, who thinks that 200 suffering cats and dogs are just “stupid pets“, is a Zionist lecturer who, a number of years ago, made a demonstrably false documentary (I think shown on Channel 4) about the Treblinka site in Poland (critical youtube videos about which documentary have since been expunged from YouTube and Twitter by the Jewish-Zionist lobby).
The Japanese are said to have an answer as an alternative to “yes” and “no“: “mu“. This apparently means, “I do not agree with the assumption of your question“.
The bald question is too wide; all human lives, all animal lives. For me, some animal lives are worth more than some human lives.
That, though, is in no way the fault of Pen Farthing and his supporters; any fault lies with the British Government, and a UK bureaucracy incapable of doing its job properly.
Late thoughts about Pen Farthing and his critics
In my view, the supporters of Pen Farthing and the cats and dogs rescued are those who, in general, have their hearts in the right place. The critics and (if you like) “haters” of Pen Farthing seem to be mostly cruel, callous nobodies, often posing as great humanitarians (online Twitter-twit squad).
For example, look at the following tweet:
The other tweets of “@Jonny_Nowak33” show someone somewhere in the “Conservative”/Brexit Party ideological zone. A silly little person trying to be edgy.
I also saw tweets by some little wheelchair-bound autistic and mental afflict (whose name I cannot now find), one of which said simply, “Pen Farthing is a coward“. A man who served in the Royal Marines for decades, with final rank of sergeant. I do not claim that all Royal Marines are heroes, but I should doubt that many are cowards.
Twitter is now largely the comfort zone of the crazed, those with mental problems, and those without any real principles or ideology to speak of. Many are pathetic virtue-signallers, some are trying to make a impact on the other nuts who tweet.
Twitter is still of use as illustrative material (as used on my blog), but not as a serious ideas exchange. Also, the (often mentally-disturbed) “antifascist” idiots and/or Jew-Zionists have had most serious thinkers expelled from Twitter.
For me, from what I have read and seen in the past week (I had not known of him before that), Pen Farthing is someone who has been trying, against the odds, to help animals and people, and who has found himself up against large-scale situations, and large and uncaring organizations and agendas: US forces, a US government shamefully fleeing and leaving its allies in the lurch, Taliban barbarians, mass panic at a shambolic airport, a UK government trying to limit the domestic political fallout, and a UK mass media which both wants a story and is trying to give covering fire to a badly-prepared, chaotic UK government.
Maybe Pen Farthing did shout threats at a UK minister’s adviser. The bastard weasel probably deserved that, and maybe more.
The same goes for the UK governmental and diplomatic bureaucracy, which is near-useless. As for UK MPs and ministers, I doubt whether so many useless deadheads have ever been collected together at Westminster.
Anyone who, like tweeter “Anastasia”/”@Speakingasl”, talks about “a crate full of cats” is indeed a heartless type, the sort that probably likes to think she is full of love of humanity etc, but actually is lacking in real compassion; a box-ticker. We saw the same mentality recently over the alpaca Geronimo. Quite a few of the pseudo-socialist and other Twitter-twits saying that the animal was “just an alpaca” etc, and “what about [fill in virtue-signal]?”…
A couple of days ago, I saw a woman, aged maybe 60, driving alone in her car and wearing a facemask! This is a matter of neurosis more than anything.
I was opposed to the invasion of Afghanistan, and in principle would be against further intervention(s), but I have to admit that it would be great to swamp that country with huge forces if only to see the panic on the faces of those backward and cruel Taliban (and other) barbarians as they realize that the chopper is coming for them…
In an ideal world”, weasels like Stephen Kinnock would [redacted…]. Apart from anything else, the weasel almost personifies nepotism. His father, NWO/ZOG former “Labour” leader Neil Kinnock, got little Stephen a well-paid sinecure at the useless British Council, arranged other lucrative jobs for him, then had him parachuted in as an MP. Complete NWO/ZOG drone [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Kinnock].
I wish that I could say that “I cannot believe how disorganized” has been the UK/US withdrawal from Afghanistan. Sadly, but at the same time lividly, I can believe it all too easily. Taking the British aspect, the quality of British politicians (there are no statesmen) and bureaucrats has declined very much in the past decades.
Britain may pose as a world player, but the major states know that the UK is now a “man of straw”, and no amount of “comms” and public relation bs about “punching above its weight”, “intelligence successes”(where are they?) , “intangible assets”, “soft power” and the like can put that Humpty-Dumpty back together again, not for a very long time, if ever.
As for the Americans, they have betrayed their allies and clients before, but I doubt that any government or group will now place much reliance on American honour or loyalty, or on American words.
Right. Look for the enemy at Westminster, at the BBC, at Sky News, at ITN, in the Church of England, in other churches, in synagogues and mosques, in the City of London, in the White House, at Israeli embassies worldwide, in infested universities, and in the gatherings of Common Purpose, freemasons, and (((others))).
Their downfall may come about because the British people have started to hate them too…
“Them”, again…what a surprise…
I hear stories about NHS inattention and/or negligence constantly. The work of the more dedicated NHS people is weakened by a system grown complacent, and by the fact that for most UK people there is no choice. Like other parts of British life —Oxford and Cambridge, the SIS, the Bar, the Foreign Office, the legal system generally, the Monarchy, the (largely fake) “aristocracy”— the NHS is living off its reputation, not (mostly) from its real value today.
Radio loudmouth Julia Hartley-Brewer once again shows her ignorance. Some animals are worth more than some human beings. Fact. In relation to the Afghan situation, those cats and dogs are completely innocent victims, unlike most of the people there.
“Other animals, which, on account of their interests having been neglected by the insensibility of the ancient jurists, stand degraded into the class of things. … The day has been, I grieve it to say in many places it is not yet past, in which the greater part of the species, under the denomination of slaves, have been treated … upon the same footing as … animals are still. The day may come, when the rest of the animal creation may acquire those rights which never could have been withholden from them but by the hand of tyranny. The French have already discovered that the blackness of skin is no reason why a human being should be abandoned without redress to the caprice of a tormentor. It may come one day to be recognized, that the number of legs, the villosity of the skin, or the termination of the os sacrum, are reasons equally insufficient for abandoning a sensitive being to the same fate. What else is it that should trace the insuperable line? Is it the faculty of reason, or perhaps, the faculty for discourse?…the question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer? Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being?… The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breathes…“ [Jeremy Bentham (1748 – 1832)].
Happened to see a tweet about the most recent Extinction Rebellion demonstrations (or should that be “tantrums”?):
I would not in general be much on the same page as Frank Furedi, or indeed radio loudmouth Julia Hartley-Brewer, whom I had to set straight once or twice when I had a Twitter account (a few malicious Jews managed to have me expelled in 2018), but “there is no religion higher than truth”, as they say…
Socio-political hypocrisy: there’s a lot of it about. Not that the phenomenon is new. For decades, there have been the pro-immigration and “refugees welcome” idiots and virtue-signallers; more often than not they live in leafy suburban areas where the effects of the UK migration-invasion have been muted, at least on the surface.
I myself recall a girlfriend of the 1980s who once said to me (we were certainly not ideologically completely compatible!) that the British people who did not want mass immigration were mostly those who did not like to see council houses going to immigrants instead of to them! A neat British way of bringing social snobbery into the discussion (something that we saw also in recent years in relation to Brexit: the Remainer mythus that pro-Brexit people were little more than British hillbillies).
Easy for a woman whose father, upon her return from living in a foreign capital, simply bought her a London house outright as a present, who got paid far more for occasional or part-time work than most people did for working full-time, and who also had considerable inheritance expectations, to express scarcely-veiled contempt for the poorer section of the British population.
She simply did not see that many poorer British people were and are angered by the way alien imports take British social housing. Not everyone can be housed just by asking their father to buy them a house!
Just yesterday it came to light that central government is helping local councils buy “large houses” so that Afghan families with 10 or 12 members can live in them. Most of those large houses will be in the more expensive neighbourhoods as well, so British people are going to be doubly cheated.
The British people will also end up working, and being taxed, so that the Afghans (and the rest) can live parasitically upon the Brits. The Afghans will mostly not even speak English, will mostly have no skills or qualifications, but will have (according to studies) a far lower average I.Q. than the British, and so will be just a drag or a millstone round the necks of the people of this country.
…having abandoned their wives, children, and other dependants?
“Against stupidity, even the Gods struggle in vain” [Schiller, Die Jungfrau von Orleans].
Late afternoon music
Reminiscent of Repin’s painting, The Reply of the Zaporozhie Cossacks to the Sultan of Constantinople
I hope that he, and all the animals, make it. They should be given priority.
How to characterize the Extinction Rebellion nonsense and demonstrations? “Woodstock with worry”?
The resistance movemet against the “panicdemic” is mutating into a resistance against other moves made by the international conspiracy.
In the recent Alison Chabloz appeal, the Crown Prosecution Service applied for an absurdly badly-drafted (well, is it a surprise? “Pay peanuts, get monkeys”) Criminal Behaviour Order against Alison. The judge apparently treated that with the contempt it deserved, and refused to make such an order. No doubt the application was suggested in some way by the malicious Jew-Zionists who are behind the whole persecution (and prosecutions) of Alison Chabloz.