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Diary Blog, 24 February 2021, including more about freedom of expression

The extirpation of social and social media freedom

We are seeing a rather swift extirpation of freedom in the socio-political realm in the UK. Take social media in the past 10-15 years. At first, people could say pretty much whatever they wanted to say. As in “real life”, there were exceptions, such as direct threats from one individual to assault or kill another.

Slowly, that freedom has been diminished. To a large extent, those driving that unfreedom have been Zionist Jews. They have been running campaigns for years to censor those hostile to Israel or to the Jewish lobby generally. They have tried to have material taken down, individuals arrested or harassed by compliant police (in parts of London, often also Jewish), and individuals’ Twitter or other social platform “accounts” removed.

In addition, those Jewish-Zionist cabals have been busily engaged in lobbying the social media giants to take swift “enforcement action” against “offending” material. That would include almost anything about Jews that (some) Jews find (or pretend to find) “offensive”, anything anti-Israel, anything questioning the “holocaust” narrative (even the obviously untrue “gas chambers” aspect).

Even dissenting tweets re. the “climate change” narrative, or “Covid-19” etc, or the efficacy of the vaccine(s) are now banned, or often banned.

This is “privatization of public space”. The economic enterprise, such as Twitter, simply decides to “unperson” someone. The “account” is removed or (in the weasel word) “suspended”. No appeal worth anything. No recourse. Unless, like Jeffrey Bowers, you can get some Jew scribbler to put in a private word for you…(see below)

Taking just Twitter as exemplar, almost anyone not Jewish can now be removed at the whim of the Jewish lobby.

I myself was expelled early, in 2018 (what are “they” afraid of?), having already been both disbarred (2016), and also having been interrogated by Essex Police (2017) for being a dissident. See https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/. Among other incidents.

Some of the others expelled include the persecuted satirical singer Alison Chabloz (currently facing trial), David Icke, Mark Collett, Laura Towler, and thousands of other individuals and organizations.

I recall seeing a report many years ago, around 2014, in an online Israeli newspaper, about how the Israeli ambassador in London met with a prominent Jew solicitor and other ghastly creatures, and planned how to use “lawfare” (abuse of English and Scottish law and justice) to persecute “antisemitic” British people. I have a pretty good idea of some of the identities of those who attended that conspiratorial meeting.

The original tweet (below):

Note that Professor Bowers, removed from Twitter because a pack of Zionist Jews demanded his removal, was only “allowed” back onto the platform because, as he says, “I appreciate a reporter from JewishNews who used his contact to twitter to question it.

In other words, a word from a strategically-placed or favoured Jew, and Twitter (another Jew, or Jews, working for Twitter?) suddenly decided to “reinstate” Professor Bowers.

Twitter weasels thus:

We took enforcement action on the account you referenced in error. This has been reversed, and access to the account has been reinstated.” [Twitter, quoted by Jewish News online newspaper][https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/twitter-reinstates-account-of-academic-who-supported-professor-david-miller/].

In reality, Twitter censored Professor Bowers to the extent of “suspending” him (i.e. expelling him, in effect) simply because Zionist Jews objected to his support for Professor Miller and free speech; they then reinstated him for the same reason, because (other) Jews asked that he be reinstated.

The Jewish influence on Twitter is now more than obvious; it is blatant.

It is clear to me that there has been a deliberate infiltration of Zionist Jews into the strategic areas controlling the social media field. In the msm, it happened long ago, and in a less planned way. I cannot immediately locate my statistics on the proportion of Jews working as journalists and editors in major UK newspapers, for the BBC, Channel 4, Sky News etc, but it is high. In some cases over 50%; yet Jews are only 0.5% (if that) of the UK population. A disproportion of 100 times…

Tweets seen

Other tweets

Were I to be “caught” by the police doing anything (admittedly unlikely), anything at all, and given a ticket or whatever, I should never have to pay. Not even would not be willing to pay, but simply would never be required to…

Gott mit uns…

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The real aim of the System being to turn out teenagers that will be even more compliant and pathetic. The present crop are (from, admittedly, the relative few that I have seen or encountered in recent years) almost a total waste of space. God knows what those of 2025 or 2030 will be like.

Do you really believe that peaceful tweeting, blogging, or writing letters to MPs will cleanse this country of emergent and evil tyranny?

Well, the definition of madness is sometimes said to be continually doing the same thing but expecting different results, and proving that today is “Dr” Louise Raw, whom Zionist Jews dislike even though she constantly supports their main propaganda (eg the “holocaust” fable”) and often says how wonderful Jews are…

Suspended and very nearly cast into outer darkness after Jew-Zionists decided to have Twitter “suspend” (expel) her, a campaign was launched to have her “account” reinstated. Still, I expect that she has been given a lesson by the Jews, and will be even more “antifascist” (effectively, pro-Jewish lobby) in future, now.

I should like to think that the experience of being “deplatformed” (something she loves when it happens to those she labels “fascist”, “Nazi” etc) would give her pause for thought. I doubt it, frankly. She does not strike me as a very original (or logical) thinker.

The tweet by “Dr” Raw, above, would seem to prove my point. Eulogizing some Jewish woman… (“when I say jump, you say, how high?“…)

…and look at the tweet below!

Some right wing group“? Ha ha! Tweeter “Mary Ellen”/”@HullLecturer” obviously cannot bring herself to say “the J-word”! Also, like so many self-describing “Left” people, she cannot see that those who have supported “deplatforming” (i.e. destruction of free speech) will almost all fall victim to it themselves in the end.

I wonder what the Americans of, say, 1980, or 1960, let alone 1940 or 1920, would say about the state of the USA and its Federal Government today?

Something more pleasant (below):

More tweets

As far as the USA is concerned (and while I have never had any time for Trump), the result of the recent election is not really legitimate from a social-national point of view because over half of the American population is now non-white; without the non-white vote, Biden’s almost entirely Jewish government would never have been elected.

That is what made the popular surge into the Capitol such a significant act, small and disorganized as it was. It said “we do not recognize your election!

Once a sufficiently large number of white Americans realize that the existing US voting/electoral/political and social system is not working for them and has to be bypassed, we, the social-nationalists, are in business. Even if only 5% or 10% of Americans support something akin to social nationalism fully. The Boston Tea Party [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Tea_Party] was a similar small protest, but it had big effects…

Thoughts about what “democracy” is: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/15/has-parliamentary-democracy-as-we-have-known-it-until-now-had-its-day-in-the-uk/

Tweeter “@amy_amorie” is always worth reading (and I hope that my endorsement does not make her even more of a target).

I know what I think should be done both to the migrant invaders and to the smug woman MEP at the end of that video clip, but in our supposedly free country am not allowed to voice it.

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Diary Blog, 15 February 2021

Freedom of expression

Ghastly Twit-creature Kate Godfrey, who once or twice tried to blag her way to an MP sinecure (for Labour, then “Change UK”, then LibDem) joins with other Zionists to try to get a professor at Bristol University dismissed for merely having an opinion.

Something must be done about the threat Zionism poses to freedom of expression in the UK.

Look at that. Anyone trying to stand up for free speech is immediately condemned by association. The exchange also proves my point about these endless “codes of conduct” which in recent years have been imposed, usually by Zionist lawyers, on employees (and employers, and professional organizations as well). My own experience: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

A small part of the population in the UK, less than half of one percent, is trying to take over the whole society by strategic moves, or to put it in colloquial language, by “always going for the jugular”.

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[“God mote it be…”]

Tweets seen

Look at that puppet on a stick!

Your papers are…not in order...”

If we do not start fighting soon, the world we know will fall without a shot fired, and we shall all be serfs of powers which will only show their true evil when we are unable to resist, protest, or even express an opinion…

The first thing to understand is that ZOG, NWO, the “Great Reset”, the “Great Replacement” and “White genocide” are no mere “conspiracy theories” but happening in real time all around us now.

Only the few will soon fight for freedom and a better life. They alone will be the rulers of the world, once the powers of Evil have been vanquished.

Designed with North American society in mind, but largely applicable to the UK as well. Pretty good.

Tweeter “Martin”, above, seems to imagine that the UK is a “free country”. Well, it may have been (fairly) “free” once, before (to take a year) 1989, but no more…no more…

Government and msm in the UK are very keen to see protest, revolt and revolution overseas, preferably in countries not yet under ZOG/NWO control, but they scream “terrorism” if anyone tries it in the UK.

The most corrupt elements of the UK are in the msm, Government, Westminster in general, and embedded in the parts of the economy closely allied to those sectors. Also, the Zionist element.

Ah, I forgot about the Saturday quiz this past weekend…

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Well, I am back on winning form, having scored 8/10 (Rentoul got 5/10). I did not know the answers to questions 6 and 10 (I thought that the answer to question 10 was two banks).

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Hutches for migrant-invaders?

I myself was born in Reading, and brought up mainly (except 3 years in Sydney, Australia) where Berkshire meets South Oxfordshire.

I first saw a black person in Reading when I was 6, maybe 7 (a consultant at the Royal Berks Hospital), and saw a second one in 1970 when I was 13 and had returned from Australia (the second one was a uniformed nurse on a bus). In other words, there were very few blacks (or South Asians etc) in Reading at that time.

By the early 1970s, there were some. I saw a playground full of black children when my train from Newbury Racecourse station to Reading stopped for a few minutes on a viaduct overlooking part of West Reading. That was 1973 or 1974.

Recently I heard some West Indian woman interviewed on radio. She said that she “had been brought up in Reading, which of course was incredibly multicultural.” Not sure to what year(s) she was referring, but must have been 1980s or 1990s onwards.

A huge demographic and cultural change, mostly negative, has occurred in the UK, especially in parts of England, in the past 50 years. Near-disastrous.

Too late. Labour has (probably) passed the point of no return. It has thrown away the Scottish “proletariat” and its descendants, and is doing the same in England and Wales, meaning the poorer white people. It is left with the “blacks and browns” and the public service employees. Not more than about 25% of the voters. Yes, some others too, but unlikely to do much better in ?2024 than in 2019 or 2017.

If (when?) Scotland leaves the UK, Labour will have no chance even of minority or weak coalition government, because it has no real prospect of getting more MPs in Scotland, and the SNP’s MPs are at present Labour’s only hope for forming even a minority government.

Needless to say, at present the 80-seat-majority pseudo-“Conservative” government has no need to consider proportional representation.

“Prevent”

Even now, I am sometimes incredulous at the biased and pervasive Jewish-Zionist influence, penetrating right into official government operations. See, for example, https://www.governmentevents.co.uk/covid-19-conspiracy-theories-and-extremist-grooming/

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You don’t feel trapped…you are trapped. And soon will be more trapped…

How well I know that area! In the 1980s and early 1990s I was often walking there, perhaps visiting the wine merchant cellars under the viaduct, or strolling along the viaduct itself, not far from Leather Lane market, the Bailey, and the old, now closed, Holborn Viaduct rail station [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holborn_Viaduct_railway_station]

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[Holborn Viaduct Station, 1977]

Late video about M.R. James

Well worth seeing.

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Diary Blog, 15 January 2021

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

Tweets seen today

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An unpleasant character.

Ha ha! (see below):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Diary Blog, 3 December 2020

I’m educated, me!

More farcical news. It seems that “because of the disruption caused to education by Coronavirus“, school pupils and others will have their exams marked “more generously” in 2021. In addition, they will be tipped off as to which topics within subjects will be particularly examined!

You really could not make it up! Or, as Victor Meldrew would say, “I don’t believe it!“. Except that I do believe it, because it is entirely consonant with the tenor of the times. Award inflation has become a notorious fact over the past two decades. Something like 35% of students at Oxford and Cambridge are now awarded First Class degrees (at one time awarded only to the brilliant few), and no less than 94% are now being awarded either Firsts or Upper Seconds.

Likewise at the secondary educational level. The school student who gets (in the Americanized vocabulary of the day) “straight-As”, is now almost the rule.

The reality is not so shining, and is not infrequently clear even on shows such as University Challenge, the showcase of “la creme de la creme“.

We might as well just give high marks to everyone, and have done with it! Oh, no, wait… we already do.

I suppose that the Government announcement is a political move designed to mollify the young, to “stuff their mouths with gold” (or at least Fool’s Gold).

Better news

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/03/uk-to-become-first-country-in-europe-to-ban-live-animal-exports

Loony feminist nonsense

The tweeter above carries the —increasingly meaningless— rank of “Professor”…

Corporate crime

https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/kingspan-manager-said-professionals-raising-fire-concerns-could-go-fck-themselves-grenfell-inquiry-hears-68801

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First, tragedy…?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9013447/Politician-named-Adolf-Hitler-wins-election-Namibia.html

Marx might even be amused at this “proof” of his dictum about historical recurrence as “first tragedy, then farce“.

Britain 2020

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/two-men-robbed-homeless-man-23107506

Mitigating for Moyo, defence lawyer Michael Goldwater said: “He came to this country at age 20 and lived in Coventry with his family and remained there until his release from his last prison sentence in 2016.”

Moyo…Goldwater…

Need one say more?

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The Tsar meant well, most of the time, but was not really up to ruling an empire in turbulent times.

That’s among Labour Party members and members of the voting public. Among the Jews, though, Starmer’s ratings are sky-high…

I blogged about both Owen Jones and Peter Hitchens, and about both meeting and talking together, quite a long time ago now: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/05/19/peter-hitchens-and-his-views/; https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/04/a-brief-word-about-owen-jones/

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Diary Blog, 4 November 2020

US Election

As I blogged previously, even some months ago, this will be close. What a farce, though! Two absurd candidates.

It is a commonplace to read that the Electoral College system is undemocratic, in that it allows a candidate with fewer votes than the other main candidate to win, and so become President.

On the other hand, were total numbers alone to be determinative, and as things are now, that would mean a permanent Democrat and non-white majority (and President).

Many will say “why not?”, but even if one leaves aside my view that white people must rule, it can be seen that such a permanent non-white/Democrat majority would lead to civil war and the break-up of the Union.

The mainly white “flyover” states would eventually secede.

The present system at least allows states far from Washington D.C., and from the larger population areas, to have some kind of say.

Enrichment? Something to “celebrate”?

London Zoo? No. London as a zoo.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/london-camden-police-appeal-burned-bus-passenger-hair-b39563.html

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/mitcham-name-man-wanted-after-alleged-rape-teenager-kadian-nelson-b44322.html

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/girl-14-murder-crawley-b30312.html

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/tottenham-stabbing-man-20s-b30247.html

London started to be a zoo a long time ago. I can recall incidents even in the early 1980s. I fully expect London to be more or less uninhabitable by 2050, at latest.

Law Commission paves the way for a real police state in the UK

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8911037/Could-heated-talk-dinner-table-HATE-CRIME.html

I wonder how many of those behind this report are Jews or Muslims?

Harry Miller, a businessman, former policeman and founder of Fair Cop, which opposes hate crime rules, said: ‘If the private home law is adopted by Government, a comment over the dinner table about a huge range of people could lead to a prison sentence.

‘Human rights laws protecting privacy and family life would be in the bin. This is a neo-Marxist idea.

Sarah Phillimore, a barrister and…Fair Cop member…said: ‘I cannot believe the Government is being asked to consider surveillance of citizens in their own home. How will the evidence of such hate crimes be collected?

Will we have an East German-style secret police like the Stasi?’” [Daily Mail]

In the sick and nasty little society developing, under SNP auspices, north of Hadrian’s Wall, Muslim “Scottish” “justice minister” Humza Yusuf (yes, that really is a minister of the “Scottish” “nationalist” devolved government…) is already proposing a similar law for Scotland. Where are the “Bravehearts” of today??

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8911037/Could-heated-talk-dinner-table-HATE-CRIME.html

Stalinist, almost literally. Stalinism without Stalin.

(ironically, the Angela Merkel police state is really just a less neurotic but equally controlling version of the East German police state, the DDR, which most people think disappeared after 1989…). Is the UK going the same way? Looks like it (during the period 2010-2020, the Security Service, MI5, doubled its staff numbers…).

Also, see below for the latest informal police state action by a social media quasi-monopoly…

David Icke

The tweeter above, a non-European (Iranian, but working for the ZOG/NWO BBC), thinks, clearly, that (assuming that that is the case) David Icke making “false” claims and speaking against government “restrictions” is more than sufficient reason to have his Twitter account removed.

You can take the Persian out of the Iran police state, but you cannot, it seems, take the police state out of the Persian…

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The Jews (meaning the Jew-Zionist lobby) and the whole ZOG/NWO matrix has been pushing to muzzle Icke for years. Now they have found a superficially plausible excuse, “fake news” re. “the virus” (and at a time when ludicrous SAGE has been showing the public false information, statistics and graphs on TV…). See below; the extreme Jew-Zionists admit that they were at least partly behind the killing of Icke’s freedom to communicate:

Professor Ferguson of “SAGE” and Imperial College, in between screwing his married “ho”, in cotravention of his own “lockdown” rules, managed to scare the pants off (also) the British public, by forecasting 800,000 deaths in the UK “within months” (this was 7-8 months ago…). Why does the egregious professor still have a Twitter account, then?

We ae in the ludicrous situation where the supposed most powerful person in the world, he US President, Donald Trump, can have a tweet removed by Twitter! Probably removed by some faceless executive. This is just mad.

The notion that David Icke has been “suspended” (expelled) from Twitter (as I was, at the instigation of a pack of Jews, in 2018) because of any fault of his, is rubbish.

There is a push now to institute a transnational NWO/ZOG police state by or around 2022. The “British” police just took part (a day or two ago) in a 7-state operation to arrest social media and other writers, co-ordinated by the Angela Merkel ZOG/NWO “German” police state. Also, the Bitchute platform has just been “taken down” at the same time.

President Kennedy said that those who make peaceful reform and protest impossible make violent revolution inevitable…

David Icke used to follow my Twitter account (when we both had one). My account was one of only a couple of hundred, if I recall aright, that he followed. He obviously valued it.

Take a look at Twitter. All the prominent System and Jew “journalists” (scribblers) etc are celebrating. They love to see the free speech of free people trashed. Enemies of the people…

There is no legal, peaceful, way to retaliate against Twitter and the emergent police state. Remember V for Vendetta? A flawed film, but compelling all the same…

Forget Parliament, the supposed “free” Press, the legal establishment, the fake political parties propped up by (((You Know Who))) corporate money etc, the politicized police. All empty vessels.

Typical academic drone. “False”? What about people who claim that millions of Jews were killed in WW2 “gas chambers” (a claim for which there is no credible evidence whatever)? Are they allowed on South African TV? Oh, yes!

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Look at the one below:

Observe the smugness. No doubt someone who thinks that he is against “hate”, yet he disparages elderly people (which he probably defines as anyone over 50), “tinfoil hat enthusiasts” (anyone who thinks outside the box?) and the “generally uneducated” (undefined). He would probably find me a puzzle…and many others too, I imagine. I daresay that my IQ, education, experience and qualifications would stack up pretty well against his…

As for him, he seems to be some kind of self-regarding nobody who says that he is a director of a small, possibly inactive, business in provincial South Wales. His tweets are pretty silly. Yet he judges others whom he does not even know. So very typical of many of the “Twitterati”.

Oh, since that tweeter loves “lockdowns” so much and is, no doubt, getting money from the State to make up for loss of business revenues (if any), he will not complain down the line when he has no business, no customers, no money, and no future for himself or his child. Oh, no, wait…

Yes. Exactly. The Maoris migrated to New Zealand about 400 years before the Europeans did (Captain Cook set foot there in 1769), but the Maori = “indigenous”, and Europeans = “settlers”, apparently…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_New_Zealand

In Britain, white Europeans arrived many tens of thousands of years ago (one footprint from 800,000 years ago exists!). Until the 20thC, few non-Europeans (blacks etc) lived in Britain. A few servants were imported in the 17th and 18th centuries as status symbols or novelties. Until the 1970s, the UK was essentially a white country, about 99%. Yet the non-Europeans in the UK now are supposedly “British” and with as many rights in all respects as us! It’s mad. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Britain#History

That New Zealand authoress, Olivia Pierson, is quite right about the tattoo etc.

So there we have it. More private/State censorship…

Setting up new sites etc just kicks the can down the road. Those instituting a public-private censorship state fear no consequences…

False claims aout the “pandemic” (panicdemic). Will Whitty and Vallance (and Ferguson) now be removed from Twitter etc? Of course not…

Labour now has nothing to offer the British people. Neither does the Conservative Party.

I have no idea whether political chicanery is going on in the US Presidential election, but in fairly recent history it was almost ubiquitous in some states, including Illinois and Michigan. It is said that there was outright fraud in favour of John F. Kennedy in 1960, notably in Chicago, and that without it (done by the Mob) Kennedy would have lost Chicago, lost Illinois and lost the election.

Gove. Wall. Squad. End.

“Boris” Johnson. A man of straw.

Wall. Squad, End.

About 64, at least (an ex-barrister writes…)

A former State-paid barrister and a former part-Jew scribbler...Ecce! “Our” Prime Minister and the Leader of Her Majesty’s Totally Screwed Opposition…

Afternoon music

“Lockdown” madness

Well, the Westminster monkeyhouse (junior salon) passed the latest police state “lockdown” measure by 516 votes to 38. “Labour”, under Jewish lobby puppet Starmer, supported the Boris-idiot Government.

US election

At time of writing, the result is in the balance. Radio talking heads discuss the possibility of “unrest”, but all that really matters is who is “anointed” by the Deep State, if you will, as President. Whoever, whichever, candidate is so “anointed” will be able to call upon all the resources of the state: Army, National Guard etc. End of argument.

That may not always be so clearcut, but for now it is.

More tweets

Here is where the Hitchens type of politics falls flat. It is all very well to say “punish the so-called Conservatives at the next elections” or “punish so-called Labour at the next elections“, but how on Earth, in a basically binary political system, does that work?! Punish both “main parties”? How? by voting LibDem? Hardy ha ha. Or for Con-man Farage’s latest “party” of controlled opposition? Impossible. Not credible.

Late tweets seen

New Zealand has become a bad joke…

Late music

Diary Blog, 6 June 2020

Britain’s new and proliferating toytown police state

An actor was stopped in the street by a police officer because she was wearing a strongly worded t-shirt.”

Leaving aside the absurd contemporary affectation by which all actresses are supposed to be referred to as “actors” (and leaving aside the woman’s obviously ridiculous and anti-white views), this is yet another example of the British police acting as a poundland KGB.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/woman-stopped-police-officer-wearing-22145575

Tweets seen

So go, if you do not want to stay part of the UK! I am not stopping you. Just remember that, from now on (after Independence), Scotland pays for everything it wants or needs without English help. State spending per head is presently higher in Scotland than it is in England.

I hope that all those Scots pro-Independence voters realize that they will be far poorer after such “Independence”. They will, of course, only be “independent” from the UK, not from the international banking set-up, the transnational companies, the UN, NATO and, perhaps most directly, the EU.

Still, that poll gives me the opportunity to repost the “SNP dim tweet of the day” (which I do not, in fact, post every day). Today, two for the price of one:

Oh, it may have something to do with shared —if not always peaceful— history, cultural links, that sort of thing.

The other view:

“Labour” Party

The social security or “welfare” system is supposed to provide basic subsistence for those without sufficient income. It is not supposed to be a State-run insurance scheme (even though parts of it started like that).

The main problem with public acceptance is that people see migrant-invaders straight off the boat (often a rubber boat landed on a Kent pebble beach) getting more help than the British people do, despite the latter having paid in all their lives.

Not everyone can pay in, but the monies going to invaders who should not even be here are a, maybe the, major problem.

Basic Income must come, but should be available only to British people (and I do mean real British people).

Looking at the latest Labour nonsense (see above), one can see that Labour is going back to a kind of Blairism without Blair, or Gordon Brown-ism without Brown. You have Keir Starmer, with Jewish wife (a lawyer) and whose children are being brought up as Jewish. You have these rather tired or outdated anti-“welfare” statements being made (this is 2020, not 2010). Above all, you have Boris-idiot, not much respected by the public, but sitting there, and sitting on his 80-seat majority which nothing is going to dislodge for at least 2 years.

I had not previously heard of that MP, Jonathan Reynolds.

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

One or two good points noted, such as support for Basic Income and proportional representation. A few bad marks too, such as the fact that he is a vice-Chair of Labour Friends of Israel. That is very bad.

Reynolds is also one of the many “never had a real job” MPs, really, though he did some (unspecified and probably very minor) work for the local council as well as 4 years’ work for his mentor, the Blairite MP and now BBC bigwig, James Purnell https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Purnell , a horrible little bastard and one-time Chair of Labour Friends of Israel (also a noted expenses cheat).

Reynolds became a solicitor before being elected as MP, but has never practised.

Tweets seen

The Last Night of the Proms is of course anachronistic, in that only about three-quarters or so of the inhabitants of the UK are even white/European now! (officially about 85%, but is that a statistic or a mere “damn lie”?).

There are two ways, beyond face value, of looking at the Last Night of the Proms: either it is a reactionary insult to “BAME people” and should be banned, or it is a way of pretending to the remaining British population that Britain is a real country with real patriotic people, when it in fact no longer is…

As Hitchens perhaps implies here, there is only incidentally law enforcement now in Britain. What has taken its place is a kind of politically correct, politically approved enforcement of multikulti society norms, using the law as a ploy, by a police “service” which is on the one hand brainwashed and on the other hand a poundland KGB.

No comment required…

[above: U.S. Department of Justice statistics]

and what about this?

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[above: “London has fallen”…]

There must eventually come a parting of the ways. The bulk of the world’s population, even the majority of the white European-origined population, cannot travel into the future in their present form(s).

Diary Blog, 25 April 2020

Coronavirus

It now seems to be accepted that, as I myself suspected some time ago, Coronavirus may have swept through the UK and particularly the London area as long ago as January:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8250371/How-people-REALLY-caught-coronavirus.html

There is now a plausible argument that as many as 5 million people in the London area are, or have been, infected. So far, about 5,000 have died of or with the virus. 1 in every 1,000 of the infected population.

The above facts make a nonsense of “lockdown”, as suspected. The entire economy and society has been closed down because of a likely one in a thousand chance of being killed (which probably would happen anyway, “lockdown” or no “lockdown”).

That is a thousand times greater than the chance of being struck by lightning, and is quite a high probability for mathematicians, but for those of us in the real world is a rather small chance, though admittedly far from de minimis.

No-one seriously suggests that Coronavirus is not a serious public health emergency, but it has been hugely overblown, and regarded like the Black Death or something similar.

http://www.bandolier.org.uk/booth/Risk/dyingage.html

https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2011/jan/14/mortality-statistics-causes-death-england-wales-2009

The Government and its staff insist that it is only because of the “lockdown” that Britain has “wrestled the infection figures down” to the point where the reproduction number (RO) is below one, meaning that the virus will now decline inexorably to near zero. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8255677/Chris-Whitty-reveals-UKs-reproduction-number-dropped-1.html

Nonsense. “Lockdown” is all but irrelevant. A leading expert, an Israeli, has just recently said that any measures taken in various countries are close to irrelevant to the ultimate outcome. That seems to accord with what has happened in countries around the world.

The latest “plan” from little Matt Hancock is for people to be “allowed” to meet up to 10 specified others outside their own households! Only a cretin of the Hancock sort could come up with a “plan” so impossible to make work! Who will enforce this “plan”? The whole thing is ridiculous.

Someone like G.K. Chesterton would have fun with this “plan”, and probably write an amusing short story about it.

Meanwhile, in the real world, people are (judging by what I saw on my local roads yesterday) all but ignoring the “lockdown”. Plenty of traffic compared to a couple of weeks ago.

I hope that this episode has taught the increasingly arrogant Common Purpose-infected police a lesson, to wit that they police by consent in this country. People (misinformed, brainwashed, so be it) consented at first to the “lockdown”, but more and more are waking up to the fact that Coronavirus is almost yesterday’s news.

Most people now understand that, especially if they are under 70, they are not going to get Coronavirus or die from it, and that, if they are under 40, there is every chance that, even if they are infected, they will be totally unaware of the fact.

Those at high(er) risk are known: non-Europeans; inhabitants of “hotspots” such as London, West Midlands etc; older persons (esp. over 70); persons with other serious health problems.

The chance of getting it and being hospitalized and then dying is probably not even one in a thousand overall. For white people under 40 it is close to zero.

Tweets

(because Douglas Murray has not worked out, or been told, what the Jewish/NWO lobby wants him to say…)

Below, a Peter Hitchens tweet which echoes some of what I have been saying about Boris-idiot for years:

Alarming, that “Shannon” cannot see that this absurd and petty-tyrannical “lockdown” breaches “our rights“! A non-European, it seems; with where is she comparing the UK in human rights terms? Some place in Asia? North Korea? Also, “aspiring journalist”. Well, looking at the standards of journalism now, plummeting even in the national msm, I am hardly shocked. Looking at her other tweets, she seems well-meaning but, frankly put, not the brightest. Talks about “uni” and her “dissertation” (leading to a “doctorate”, presumably) yet mixes up “their” and “there” in some tweets. A couple of yet other tweets from this person, below:

In other words, unless a political chancer like Boris-idiot gives you permission to leave your houses, stay effectively under house arrest, because “you are probably supposed to stay inside.” She obviously has no real idea what longstanding British civil rights are…and there are millions like her in the UK now, millions…

A sign of the times…

More tweets

Speaking personally, I keep to the “Government lockdown advice” not because it has any legitimacy (or legality, arguably), nor because I am afraid of being fined (the police would never be able to catch me for anything anyway), but simply because the libraries, bookshops, charity shops, cafes etc are all shut. Even the barber. In short, apart from the nearest supermarket (about a mile away), the nearest M&S (ditto) and the nearest village shop (a mile or so in the other direction), I have nowhere to go unless you count a monthly visit to a Boots and a weekly call-in to get a few gallons of fuel.

As for exercise, I have not done any serious exercise for nearly 20 years, and it is even longer since I swam 90 lengths (nearly 2 miles) without a pause, or trekked up the mountains of the Tien Shan in summer heat and winter snow. So I do not go out to exercise.

I am, in a word, the perfect “lockdown” citizen, without even wishing so to be!

More evidence that the “lockdown” in the UK is a pointless exercise that is trashing the economy (without which there will be no NHS, by the way). Still, “keep clapping” (nein danke!). As a matter of fact, it seems to me that this whole “clapathon” nonsense is basically the public services applauding themselves, and in some cases unmeritoriously.

Linguistic “hate”

I wish that people brainwashed by American msm culture would at least stick to tried and true English English. In particular, I see many tweets today on the subject of pasta, talking about people “hating on penne”. THERE IS NO “on“! “Hating penne”— good. “Not hating penne”— also good, BUT NO “on“, either way!

What makes it worse is that I would be prepared to bet that 90% of these miscreants have never visited, let alone lived in, the USA. They have no excuse! If I, once married to an American, once nearly married to another, who lived on and off in New Jersey for 3+ years, who repeatedly visited and/or worked in Florida and South Carolina, and who is still nominally a member of the New York Bar, do not say “hating on…“, then someone who has never left Essex, Brighton, or London (mostly London, judging from Twitter) has no excuse!

While I am on the same (perhaps minor) sort of subject, those places where you can embark on a train are railway or at least rail stations, not “train stations”! I first heard “train station” in London in or about 1990, from a West Indian woman. Since then, it has invaded and conquered the BBC, Sky, the print msm…Even persons pretending to education use it, sometimes. No…

Hating railway stations” = OK (though puzzling), “hating on train stations“= not OK.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles – Transporting the Führer | Mark Felton

Back to the present “lockdown” nonsense

That, Mr. Hitchens, does not wash. It is for those who laid down the “rules” and the stupid Coronavirus Act 2020 to prove, via successful prosecutions, that one or both are lawful. The 17thC-19thC freedoms which Hitchens supports would never have emerged had the people of those times always waited for the State to be challenged in the courts.

I have not read all of the law recently passed, but I doubt that “incitement” to break it is itself an offence anyway.

The real reason not to “incite” breaking the new petty tyranny law is, simply, that few would attend a demonstration. Demonstrations and marches are almost always a waste of time and effort. “What would happen if you held a demo, and no-one came?” There is your problem, the spinelessness of the present UK population.

Oh dear (see below): I disagree with Hitchens again. “House prices are the true measure of inflation“? That’s nonsense.

From 1983 until 2000, people buying houses on mortgages got a completely unjustified tax break: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortgage_interest_relief_at_source

That was a government giveaway; the same has been true of other more recent incentives to buy houses, eg relief for buy-to-let parasites. The result? Absurd house price inflation. If I lived in a house in London valued in 1980 at £100,000, which is now (or was in 2019) valued at £4 million, that is not a genuine measure of inflation but an artificially-fanned conflagration of inflation. House price increase— 40x in 40 years, in a society where pay has, on average, increased by, at most, 10x, and for most people maybe 5x.

The price of, say, retailed food, has also increased by maybe 5x in the same period. Wine that was £2 a bottle in 1980 is about £8 or £10 now.

Hitchens is very up the creek here, I fear.

After agreeing with many of Hitchens’ recent tweets, I am now in disagreement over some things…

“Rich” is indefinite, of course, but I do not think that anyone who has an overinflated house “worth” a couple of million can be described as anything but at least somewhat rich…(a thought dictated by my seeing on Rightmove a house for sale in the little crescent off Reigate Hill, Surrey, where my parents lived in the early 1980s. £1.25M! Ridiculous).

Yes, if the owner sells his one million pound house, he needs to buy another. Or does he? Someone with a million pounds has options, such as buying a house in a cheaper part of the UK (a million-pound house in Surrey or London can be replaced for as little as £300,000 in many quite decent parts of England or Wales. Or the possessor of a million pounds can buy a luxury yacht for, say, £250,000, live aboard and still have £750,000 to fund the fun in the Med, Caribbean etc.

Again, see below, it seems to me that Hitchens is, to some extent, up the creek here:

Most people with money (beyond some low level) in the UK inherited their money, they did not, primarily, earn it. Much of that is real property, or proceeds of sale thereof, that gets passed down. There are exceptions, and from 1945-1989 (to pick an end-date) quite a few, but these days, few really make much money actually working, even if that work is (or so the public think) lucrative, say at the Bar. Hitchens, as often noted, is here in his beloved 1950s rather than in the Britain of 2020.

I do, however, agree with Hitchens here (below):

More tweets

Here, below, the authentic voice of the inner London (Islington) “radical”, begging for “authority” to “step in” etc, while thinking herself almost revolutionary…

Note the language: Allison Pearson, the columnist, as “a danger”. A “danger” to what? A constipated and completely pseudo-socialist view of society?

“Lina” is right about another of her targets, Priti Patel, though. What a thick plank she is! Home Secretary, no less, in the Government of Fools.

Here’s another “socialist” poseur, who thinks that he is terribly clever (it seems), one John Crace: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Crace_(writer)

Time was when the Guardian would have had something to say about the complete trashing of the rights of the British public, about their having been corralled at home because the advisers of a government of total incompetents thought that the Black Death was about to arrive. But no; these days, the Guardian’s unimpressive scribblers prefer to tweet that people who have woken up to the absurdity of State-imposed “lockdown” have “a single brain cell” for not complying (any longer) with the continuation of the patently ridiculous mass house arrest imposed. Time was…

Thus we see, in part, why “Guardian” views are just ignored these days, and we also see why, in part, the Labour Party is all but finished.

One of the few pleasant aspects of the manufactured “crisis” is that little Greta Nut is no more to be seen in the newspapers. She or those behind her made a brave attempt to piggyback on the virus news agenda, by claiming that Greta “showed symptoms” of Coronavirus. Sure she did…A Scandinavian, aged 17. What were the symptoms? A-tishoo? Twice?

Actually, I have to amend the above paragraph, because I saw this in the Guardian as I wrote: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/22/earth-day-greta-thunberg-calls-for-new-path-after-pandemic

If one single virus can destroy economies in a couple of weeks, it shows we are not thinking long-term and taking risks into account.” [Greta Thunberg, or her “advisers”]. Has she never heard of the Black Death, the Plague etc?

I think that her 15 mins of fame must be nearly at an end.

Here is another brave attempt to retain relevance:

Claire Fox, one time Revolutionary Communist, now turned “libertarian”, briefly Brexit Party MEP (April 2019-January 2020). An odd woman from an odd (and rather suspicious) political or ideological background.

Diary Blog, 1 February 2020

The madness continues

The BBC, in the catchphrase of Private Eye, “getsmuchworse”.

I heard a BBC World Service interviewer, interviewing a Georgian lady about the Stalin-era sanatoria at Tsqaltubo, near Kutaisi, in former Soviet Georgia

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

https://www.curiositymag.com/2018/08/24/georgia-soviet-spa-bathhouse-6-tskaltubo/

The item was quite interesting, but the absurd came in when the interviewee was asked who went there in Stalin’s day. The answer: Communist Party people, but also those who were considered to have been hard workers in their industry, such as mining. The BBC drone then referred to the miners as “the men and women miners”! Women miners?! To be fair to the BBC, there were a few in the Soviet Union at one time, but not many:

https://www.rbth.com/history/330385-soviet-women-workers-photos

At least the idiot did not make tick-box reference to LGBT etc stuff…

Sadly, it seems that the ornate Stalin-era sanatoria, i.e. spa hotels, have been allowed to decay; that does not take long in a subtropical climate.

Postscript

Bloody hell! Even as I finished the above paragraphs, the BBC World Service, which is now just another bad joke, struck again, with some idiot talking about Brexit and UK fishing rights, and referring to “fish sold by UK fishermen…and fisherwomen.” UK “fisherwomen”?! Ha ha! The BBC idiot only just remembered to add “and fisherwomen”, in order to make his sentence clearly “non-sexist”. This country is so screwed, it’s not true…

Meanwhile, the “political correctness” madness is being challenged

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7954389/SUE-REID-Orwellian-nightmare-befell-businessman-Harry-Miller.html

“[A] policeman told Harry that he was in trouble for retweeting a ‘transphobic’ limerick.” [Daily Mail].

This is not a reworked Fawlty Towers or Monty Python sketch. This actually happened!

He was told that he was also being investigated for tweeting support for BBC Woman’s Hour presenter Jenni Murray, who had been criticised by Oxford students after writing a newspaper article questioning whether transgender women are ‘real women’.” [Daily Mail]

Harry was told in the conversation at Tesco that he had not broken the law but was guilty of a ‘non-crime’ hate incident. According to court papers, the constable explained to him: ‘Sometimes, a woman’s brain grows a man’s body in the womb and that is what transgender is.’” [Daily Mail]

When Harry asked why the officer kept calling the person who had made the complaint a ‘victim’, when no crime had been established, he was told ‘that’s just how it works’.” [Daily Mail]

Since the catch-all guidance was released, police forces have recorded at least 87,000 non-crime hate incidents — none of which break the law.” [Daily Mail]

The police drone actually said to the citizen now fighting back, “I need to check your thinking.” This is the police state emerging in plain sight. 

I might add that I myself have been subjected to similar:

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

…and not only in that 2017 incident. A year later, in 2018, a mentally-disturbed Jewess (on medication), apparently resident in Barnet, North London, actually prevailed upon her local (((occupied))) police to telephone me and try to intimidate me into altering completely lawful posts on the GAB platform (the Jewish lobby had already had me expelled from Twitter).

The policeman (a constable) actually had the cheek to send me through the post a purported (but legally-ineffective) notice warning me about “harassment” (despite the fact that I had never had any direct contact with the said Jewess!)… In fact, I myself was the real victim of harassment, by that woman and by a pack of other Jews, all connected with the “Campaign Against Antisemitism” fake charity. I actually had to write to the Commissioner of Metropolitan Police and to the Barnet Police Borough Commander! Even then the same policeman tried to continue for a short while!

This is how the “rule of law” decays: when the police become politicized, subject to backstairs pressure, biased etc (not to mention both ignorant of the law and over-estimating the scope of their own *lawful* powers…).

Radio 4

Just listened on BBC Radio 4 at 0545 to some poor lady, grieving for her father, and droning on endlessly (as it seemed). I felt sorry for her, but this was, imo, not good radio. Have some regard for the listeners, for God’s sake!

Voting intention

I am not sure whether it means much, 4+ years before any likely general election, but for whatever it is worth, Survation has come out with a new poll:

Nothing much there. Conservatives at top by default, because so far they have been cautious about doing anything. Labour still moribund, LibDems, at 10% rather higher than I would have thought (maybe Remain signallers), and Brexit Party on 3% (who are they, that 3%?!) alongside Greens.

“First day out of EU” music

More “anti-fascist” nonsense exposed

I saw the nonsense below on Twitter:

What is the crazed “Witch of Peace” talking about now? As for the other one, with her Stars of David, she sounds completely off the wall…

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John le Carre and Olof Palme (etc)

I just read this piece by John le Carre (David Cornwell) about Olof Palme and much else:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/feb/01/john-le-carre-breaking-heart-brexit

John le Carre is a very fine writer in his chosen field and, unlike most “spy writers”, has a wide appreciation of world politics and events. Most writers of “spy fiction” have at best a cartoon view of the world. Ian Fleming. Alastair Maclean. Frederick Forsyth. Others. I regret that I missed out on a lecture that Le Carre/Cornwell gave in or about 1981 at the G.B.-U.S.S.R. Association in Grosvenor Place, London.

The G.B.-U.S.S.R. Association, to which I belonged at the time, was an entity founded in 1958 and funded mainly by the Foreign Office (later, Foreign and Commonwealth Office). It had its funding radically cut in the 1990s and was split into parts after the Soviet Union ceased to exist. It even sold its library (a few volumes from which I was able to buy, though I came late to the party, having been overseas). It had by then moved from its fine building at the rear of Buckingham Palace to a soulless office tower in Vauxhall. The FCO finally cut off funds from its successor-entities in 2002.

Le Carre’s lecture was, I was told, one of the best talks ever given at the Association.

Having said the above, merely being a fine writer does not bestow infallibility. I doubt that there has ever been a better travel writer than Jan Morris:

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

yet Morris is in some respects also very silly indeed, judging purely from the political point of view (e.g. Morris espousing faux Welsh nationalism on the strength of having been born half-Welsh and having resided for a number of decades in Wales).

I have to say that I am disappointed to see that Le Carre/Cornwell, in that Guardian transcript, said that he was a Remainer and a European, as if the EU equates to Europe. That oft-seen conflation. No. I myself am a European, a white Northern European, but have always, on balance, opposed the EU. I am ethnically and culturally European. That is what matters.

One apparent fact given by Le Carre/Cornwell in the Guardian transcript did, as people now say, “surprise but not shock” me: it seems that Olof Palme was once an “intern” at Swedish Intelligence. I did not know that. His Wikipedia entry does not mention it (neither does it mention Palme’s quite long-running secret affair with the American actress Shirley MacLaine; Wikipedia is likewise not infallible):

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

Shirley MacLaine’s own Wikipedia entry also omits mention of the affair:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_MacLaine#Personal_life

though she herself has talked about it on several occasions:

https://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/shirley-maclaines-leading-loves-im-over-all-that-excerpt/4

What I know about Swedish intelligence and security would scarcely fill the back of a postcard, but I see that their security service has its own jaunty website:

https://www.sakerhetspolisen.se/en/swedish-security-service.html

https://www.sakerhetspolisen.se/en/swedish-security-service/counter-subversion/political-and-religious–extremism.html

though it seems that external intelligence-gathering is mainly handled by a separate organization: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_Military_Intelligence_and_Security_Service

and see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kontoret_f%C3%B6r_s%C3%A4rskild_inh%C3%A4mtning

Olof Palme always struck me as rather sinister. His assassination was never publicly solved, though two separate suspects were arrested, one eventually emigrating to the USA and the other being convicted of the assassination, but released on appeal two years later.

The famed “liberalism” of Sweden is not always very liberal. I recall the Westminster MP, Leo Abse [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Abse] writing about visiting the Swedish spy Stig Wennerstrom [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stig_Wennerstr%C3%B6m_(colonel)] in prison in Sweden and finding him chained to the wall of a subterranean dungeon (Abse was a penal reformer).

Admittedly, Swedish prisons are not usually like that. The original Swedish-language Girl with the Dragon Tattoo lost me at one point, when the investigative journalist seems to be in some kind of hostel or inexpensive hotel reception; it took me another viewing to understand that that was a Swedish prison!

Collapse of smug, virtue-signalling party...

Click on the tweet above to read the responses, many of them hilarious.

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

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/28/jolyon-maugham-qc-was-a-hero-to-many-then-he-beat-a-fox-to-death

One Man’s “Extremism” is Another Man’s Struggle for Liberty and Justice

I had occasion to visit a small NHS facility recently. It was a lovely, quiet unit, with only about a dozen or so patients, those patients living, prior to discharge, in several large “bays” and a few individual rooms. The unit was surrounded by flower gardens with small flowering trees and a few classical statues. Beyond that (out of sight) was a very small town (little more than a village) and the countryside of Southern England. If you have to go to a hospital, you could do worse. So why am I blogging about this?

While waiting to go in to see the patient in question, I perused the literature rack by the nursing station. One leaflet caught my eye. I have it before me as I write. Under the NHS logo and the name of the NHS foundation trust running the unit at the strategic level, the title:

PREVENT

[the words contained within a shield device; with two hands –dark blue and light blue (the old KGB colour..ironic) and perhaps (?) representing white and non-white– clasped]. The leaflet was then sub-headed:

Preventing vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism

Inside the leaflet:

What is Prevent? Prevent is part of the government’s counter terrorism strategy; aiming to prevent people of all ages from being radicalised and drawn into terrorism.

The leaflet continues:

What kind of extremism does Prevent aim to deal with? It aims to deal with all forms of extremism; for example far right extremism, animal rights extremism and religious extremism.

So we see that “terrorism” has already been conflated with or replaced by “extremism”, an even less easily-defined idea. Moreover, we see that Islamist terrorism, the only kind actually posing even a slight threat to public order in the UK, is not mentioned by name (no doubt that would be called “Islamophobic”…) and only coyly implied, sub nom “religious extremism”. No doubt the Jewish Zionist fanatics, who go in their hundreds to be trained by the Israelis in Israel, are not considered “extremists”, “terrorists” etc. No, they just go to an alien society to be trained in the use of weapons and in the techniques of killing with bare hands (oh, and of course, how to “bring down” British MPs thought not to be pro-Israel or pro-Jew…).

Who are these “extremists” in pole position in the Prevent leaflet? Ah, yes, the “far right” (also left undefined, presumably social nationalists, those who hate mass immigration and the trashing of the UK by certain groups and types) as well as those who hate the cruelties inflicted on the animal kingdom by some humans and by human society; but let us now return to the leaflet:

What are some of the possible signs of radicalisation?

  • you may notice changes in the person’s behaviour or mood;
  • the person’s appearance may change and they may spend excess [sic] time on the internet;
  • the person may start to express extreme political or radical views;
  • the person may become withdrawn or have a change in their circle of friends.

So now we have travelled from “terrorism” and even “extremism” to people who have or may have merely “radical” points of view about, say, the disastrous effect that mass immigration has had on the UK, or about the exploitation and cultural contamination carried out by Jew-Zionists, or even about animal welfare.

The leaflet then asks what the reader might do should he or she actually suspect that another person has changed lifestyle or perhaps have acquired “radical” views:

  • NOTICE: Be aware of an individual’s vulnerability to radicalisation, any change in behaviour or ideology. An ideology is a set of beliefs an individual may have. [this section of the leaflet also contains the iconic alien-looking “all-seeing eye” motif…]
  • CHECK: If possible and appropriate check out any concerns with the individual…your line manager and the [NHS] safeguarding team. [this section of the leaflet contains a motif of a magnifying glass with a little humanoid figure inside the lens…]
  • SHARE: You need to share your concerns with the [NHS] safeguarding team. They can advise you on any relevant partner agencies who will need to be contacted. [note “will need to be contacted” not “may need”…presumably police, MI5 etc].

The leaflet then goes on to list telephone numbers and internet contact details, before ending with these dystopian remarks, which would not have been out of place in an early 1970s BBC Play For Today, or perhaps George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four:

What happens to my referral? [“my referral”, note, not “my denunciation”, “my informing”, my accusation” etc…]. Prevent referrals are shared with the MASH (multi-agency safeguarding hub) or [name of city] SPA (single point of access) depending on where the individual lives. Referrals are then screened for acceptance in to the channel process.

What is channel?

Channel is a multi-agency process whereby professionals and partner agencies can share resources and expertise. The aim of channel is to work with the individual to reduce risk. If your referral is accepted into the channel process you may also be asked to attend the channel meetings to share relevant information as part of effective multi-agency working.

I have sometimes been accused of being, inter alia, a “grammar Nazi”, and am, of course, (also) appalled by the poor English displayed in the leaflet. I have no idea by whom the leaflet was written. Perhaps the Home Office and MI5 are now less likely to recruit graduates from Oxford or Cambridge, or perhaps the near-illiteracy shown is just a function of the UK’s sliding educational standards. The main impression given, though, is that of a police state operation which would be recognizable to an official of Stalin’s Russia or any similar society. The saving grace is probably that it is not (though I am guessing) very efficient.

Indeed, shorn of the millennial “nudge”-government, fake “sharing caring” and armchair psychology nonsense, the leaflet could be seen simply as a method of recruiting agents…

Finally, think about where this leaflet was found– not in a prison, a government office, nor even in a university library, but in a normal NHS clinical environment in the heart of the South of England…

Notes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four

Addendum, 25 January 2019

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/humberside-police-transgender-twitter-thinking-2466084

Addendum, 4 February 2019

http://www.salisburyreview.com/articles/going-to-prison-for-having-the-wrong-thoughts/

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Update, 2 September 2019

So there we are: once the chistka starts, it takes on a life of its own…