My basic medium-term strategy would be to concentrate as many British/European people of social-national tendency as possible in one region, probably the South West of England.
The concept in outline is clear, the Schwerpunkt or “concentration of forces” at a single point, or in this case a diffuse point, a whole geographic region.
Not everyone can relocate, but a goodly number can, and many would.
I am not going to go into details here, mainly because I have done so in my previous blogging on the subject, going back 4 years.
Social nationalism must exist everywhere in the UK, including the major urban areas which are increasingly occupied by alien populations; the point is that one must have both a “home area” or “base area” and also the (same) place or area where people and forces are concentrated.
The people and groups in the “occupied” areas can draw strength and succour from that base or home area.
We do not know what disasters will befall the UK in the short to medium-term future. War, civil war, economic collapse, even a real pandemic which will kill much of the population.
We must be ready to take action, and then take up the reins of power, if and when something truly large-scale happens.
Tweets seen today
A small group of harmless bike buffs harassed pointlessly by the UK toytown police. Typical of what this country has become. Note that, far from being ashamed, the police are so proud of their actions that they tweet about them…
That sort of nonsense detracts from the necessary and publicly-useful work that the police (including the traffic police or highway patrol) do.
Our society does not need this kind of millstone round its neck.
No, “being offensive” is not an offence (in most cases).
Any decent society would have eliminated that creature long ago.
The UK msm (and so UK people) often think that the Roma Gypsies (with Romanian or other passports) are Romanian. Not so. They may have been born there, lived there, acquired passports there, but they are not Romanian.
The popular cultural milieu is where the purge must start. Having said that, take the above as a “many a true word spoken in jest” situation. That clip talks about the year 2050; in fact, the USA is already majority non-white, and the UK will, supposedly, be majority non-white by 2066. I think that it could in reality be as early as 2040 in the UK, with the continuing migration-invasion, and the far faster breed-rate of non-whites today, as well o the reluctance of white British people to breed, or to have more than one or two children.
We owe no loyalty to an alien-occupied state but only to our race and culture.
I wonder why? Other names they might take on? “Unthinking Police”? How about “No-Thought Police”? Or simply “Brainless Police”?
It was more beautiful then (1939).
That is quite similar today, or at least was, the last time I was there (1999). Less crowded in 1939, though.
I have written before about “prepping” in the UK or Western European context. Those articles can be found using the search box on this blog.
In essence, I made a distinction between the kind of “prepping” or survivalism appropriate (arguably) in North America, and that appropriate in Western Europe and particularly the UK.
I also distinguished between pure survivalism on an individual and/or small group basis, and the kind of community “prepping” that might keep culture and civilization alive, forming a germinal ethnostate that might later blossom into something that might replace the lost world (the one in which we live at present).
Today, I want to address the steps that individuals can take to be more prepared for what might be coming. I mean realistic measures, not involving disappearing into the Scottish Highlands with a Swiss Army knife and a box of Swan Vestas.
To deal with the least likely scenario first, my blog posts about the formation of social-national communities (also available via the search box on here) covered the sort of situation where an individual or family have the means to buy a country estate, a farm, or a detached house with land or at least a large garden area.
An acre or two of land is enough to feed one person, possibly several people, depending on diet. A rule of thumb might be 1.5 acres per person. So a family of four might need 6 acres, well within the amount of land often found attached to houses in the country (as distinct from “country houses” stricto sensu).
The more one moves away from a purely vegetable, fruit and nut diet, the more land is necessary. A single tomato plant (a single seed may cost from 1p to 40p) can produce 30 pounds weight over a season; in exceptional conditions, 80 pounds weight.
At present in the UK, one can keep up to 20 chickens without notifying officialdom (DEFRA). 20 chickens will produce about 15 eggs per day, so if about 6 are required, you should only need about 8 chickens.
There are more traditional improvements to houses that can help save heat: insulation is one; roof, between attic and main floors, within walls. Another is double-glazing. In the UK, this is usually within a module, the panes not far apart. In other countries, such as Russia and Kazakhstan (where I once lived for a year), the panes are built in, and can be six inches or even a foot apart. They can usually be opened (in older buildings), and some people grow pot plants in the space. In some buildings in central and northern Russia, there is even triple-glazing. Ventilation is via a small window in the corner of each large window, that small window being called a fortochka.
Electricity can also be generated from small-scale hydropower, depending on whether a river or stream is nearby; it need not be expensive or complicated: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pico_hydro. Small and very small readymade systems can be installed for a few thousand or even a few hundred pounds;
It may be worth having a generator which works off petrol or diesel, for short-term emergency use only. Expensive (at cheapest, several hundred pounds, usually more, in the low thousands). This usually requires construction of a fuel holding tank, which is also expensive, and potentially hazardous. Still, a generator may be worth having, despite its noisiness, with the idea of using it for a hour or two per day, perhaps in the evening, or purely for emergency power.
Not much electricity can be produced by human effort, though there are bicycle generators which produce enough power for a light bulb and or small devices such as radios etc while the pedalling continues. A relay of two or three connected to a charging battery could therefore produce perhaps two or three hours of small-use electricity for an hour of pedalling.
Small-scale wind turbines can produce enough for basic purposes, as an addition to the mix.
Traditional heating still has its uses: open fires or, more efficient, woodburning stoves.
Cheap coal is mostly to be banned soon in the UK (for domestic use), but a remote country house is unlikely to be checked out, and in conditions of societal collapse there would be no men with clipboards anyway. It is probably possible to buy a stockpile of, say, 100 tons of wet coal, fairly cheaply now if you know people. The approved kind of smokeless coal costs far more, about £300 per ton.
There are useful items that can be charged by human effort (wind-ups): radios, lamps etc.
There are table and other lamps that are powered by batteries that are recharged via solar power.
The country house owner may wish to install useful small-scale equipment for use in times of collapse: cider presses, threshing machines, nut-oil presses etc. It costs less than you think. Hundreds rather than thousands, usually. Also, the sort of equipment that can produce home-made beer or cider. I tried making beer once or twice when I had the lease of a large country house in Cornwall many years ago. My efforts were, putting it kindly, crowned with only modest success. Practice makes perfect, or as the Russians say, “repetition is the mother of learning” (it rhymes in Russian).
Whatever the scale of residence of the prepper, there can be improvements made.
Water purification is also key, in case the mains supply is cut off. Many but not all country residencies have a private supply. When I lived in Cornwall, the country house had its own abundant supply from a spring. When I moved to a more modest place, a 6-bed farmhouse on the Devon side of the Tamar, that also had its own supply. I read somewhere that somewhere between 5% and 10% of the UK population have access to private water supply. Surprisingly high, if accurate.
Something that almost everyone can do is to lay in extra longlife food. In his interesting memoirs, Drink and Ink, once-famous writer Dennis Wheatley [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Wheatley] describes how, in his late 1930s newspaper column, he advised his readers (in 1938 or 1939) to stock up on dried and tinned food. He did so himself, and later wrote that when rationing was mandated (1941), he and his family got through the war far better as a result.
Tinned food is good (in the sense of edible) for far longer than the 2-5 years “Best Before” date. Some dried foods, eg white rice, are OK (if kept very dry) for 20 years.
There is no need for immediate bulk buying. A few tins or bags of rice extra whenever shopping should do it.
People should lay in a supply of seeds, and of course a range of equipment relating to horticulture, as well as small but always useful items such as nutcrackers, kitchen equipment, matches, lighters, tealights and candles.
The same goes for first aid stuff: bandages, band aids (in England, “plasters”), and so on. Painkillers and other proprietary medicines (they become less effective over time, but better half a pint than none…). All useful; we saw in 2020 what happens when, suddenly, loo paper, kitchen roll, pasta, flour, antiseptic products etc become unavailable.
The above should at least be a basis for further research for people interested in mitigating the effects of a possible societal meltdown.
Ha ha. Made me laugh… I recall when I was a trustee of an educational charity some 30 years ago. The unofficial supporters were mostly women, very nice but very willing to talk endlessly. There is a skill to handling such situations.
You can see the likely result, as has happened before in France and elsewhere (eg when David Duke was cheated out of his Senate win in Louisiana many years ago): the supposedly “far right” or nationalist candidate gets into the final two, only for the self-describing “Left” to abandon all principle and endorse the System finance-capitalist candidate, who then “wins the election”. Rigged.
“Will be released at age 36″… I have always opposed capital punishment as such, but it probably will be necessary at some stage to restore order by putting up against a wall a few thousand of this sort. The wider question, though, is how to build a better society, an advanced society. You cannot do that when huge numbers of socio-ethnic degenerates exist.
Jewish academic Lucas Guttentag (Yale) has been chronicling every (meagre) immigration change Trump has made since 2017 to make it easier and quicker to reverse. Now assisting Biden. This is what you're up against, and why shitty populism in politics isn't the answer. https://t.co/LNEp76HvPH
Cause you're wrong, you're the outlier here, and that's why it's so hard for you to understand. We're not compatible. You don't belong among straight, Anglo men and women. This is why we should separate, there is no coming together. https://t.co/sk8BvUfnIC
Another rather dull-looking day, so some wake-up music:
“News you can use”
Useful tips, though not all are applicable to the UK/Western European situation.
The world can be a very strange place…
More tweets seen
More Twitter shenanigans. I noticed an interview with Twitter’s former head of European affairs. Seemed to be a Jew. What a surprise.
In fact, when I was expelled from Twitter in 2018 (after a small pack of Jews targeted me…but what goes around comes around…), I had just on 3,000 “followers”, which I suppose equates to about 6,000 in 2021 (the “follower” count increases for most accounts over time almost automatically). The funny thing was that the level was kept (apparently artificially) just below 3,000; had been for some time. Obviously manipulated.
I have blogged about these matter previously. While I usually steer clear of Scottish politics, not having much studied the subject (and having never even visited the country), the overall effect on Westminster is a different matter.
If the presently-ruling SNP, as Scottish Government, holds some form of referendum and decides to leave the UK, as Hitchens seems to be saying, the Westminster government would have a choice: to repress that, as the Madrid government has done in Catalonia, or to say “au revoir” and “see you again“… I do not think that out and out repression would be the right response.
I do not see any need to remove the “Saltire” —St. Andrew’s Cross— from the Union flag even if Scotland declares “Independence”. The Union flag, now, reflects the historical position or record, nothing more.
The effect on Westminster politics of Scotland leaving the UK would be nuclear, however. I have examined this previously in detail, but in essence the position would be that 59 Scottish Westminster seats would go, 47-48 of them (1 SNP MP had whip removed) at present being SNP seats, only 6 Scottish Conservative seats.
It can be seen that that would leave Labour, in England and Wales, up that well-known creek without a paddle. It would be almost impossible for Labour even to form a minority government at Westminster (though I concede that “never say never” in UK politics).
On 2019 General Election results, that would mean that there would be 591 seats in the House of Commons, of which 364 would be Conservative, 201 Labour, 7 LibDem, 4 Plaid Cymru, and 1 Green (leaving 19 others aside).
On 2017 General Election results, the situation would be Conservative 316, Labour 256, LibDem 8, Plaid 4, Green 1 (leaving 18 others aside).
It can be seen the the Conservative Party would have a 60-seat overall majority on 2019 figures, and a 29-seat overall majority even on 2017 figures. Bearing in mind that the Speaker does not usually vote, and that Sinn Fein never take their seats, those majorities in practical terms increase by about 16 in both scenarii. So either a 76-seat majority or one of 45. Unassailable.
On the strategic level, I imagine that the Kremlin would regard Scottish withdrawal from the UK as a windfall of huge proportions, fracturing the NATO alliance and removing, probably, UK/NATO military, naval, and air deployments from Scottish territory.
On the UK domestic political level, it would mean that a Labour vote might be a wasted vote, and that there would be an embedded Conservative elected dictatorship anchored in Southern England. Labour as we now know it would retreat even more into being the party of the “blacks and browns” and/or public service employees, and there would be a far greater chance for social nationalism to go mainstream. On that basis, then, bring it on!
Professor Tettenborn, no less. I do not claim acquaintance with him, though I did sit with him and another person as a “Lord Justice of Appeal” at a student moot organized by Exeter University in 2002, and which was held at the historic Guildhall in the centre of Exeter.
That was my one and only time sitting as if in the seat of legal judgment. My loss, or society’s?
Seems that the UK Government is proposing to do away with anonymity on Twitter and other social media platforms. Oddly, some of the Jew-Zionist element have been pressing for this, which is ironic in that (alongside others) I (who always tweeted from one Twitter account in my own name) was trolled relentlessly by (mainly) Jews, many of whom affected anonymity, though some were eventually exposed in court in cases involving others.
A couple of the several guilty (almost all connected with the fake charity known as “Campaign Against Antisemitism”) were Stephen Silverman of South Essex, who trolled under a number of pseudonyms until found out (now using the main account “@ssilvuk”), and Stephen Applebaum of Watford/Edgware, who also used a number of accounts (contrary to Twitter rules…) but who now mainly tweets as “@grubstreetsteve” and “@rattus2384”. Both of those named were exposed by the CAA’s own lawyer during a preliminary hearing in one of the Alison Chabloz private prosecutions (persecutions).
Neither Silverman nor Applebaum were ever charged with any offence for such activities. Silverman was supposed to be interviewed by police but weaselled out of attending, helped by “CAA” lawyers.
I have no great objection to the proposed new social media rules or laws on identity. I myself have never been a “troll”, indeed have been the target for trolls. As I say, mainly Jews and/or “antifascist” deadheads.
In a way, I look forward to the exposure of the identities of certain trolls presently anonymous or pseudonymous. A few of them must have fear in their hearts. Rightly so.
“The stars in their courses fight on the side of the just” [ancient Chinese saying].
There he is. Chris Whitty. One of the most prominent UK officials during the past year of disinformation, scam, lies, weaponizing of illness, and the Great Reset conspiracy. Not quite as bad, arguably, as Ferguson, but part of the same lot of narrowly-focussed technocrats.
The worst thing that any nation (assuming for the moment that the UK still is a “nation”) can do is put specialized scientists, numbers crunchers, and administrative medics in charge. The misnamed “SAGE” lot are halfway through destroying Britain’s short-term and medium-term future.
Well, I think that we know what we shall have to do, maybe not so far into the future. It will be hard, and will scar not only us but also our descendants, for generations, but it will have to be done.
Tested positive for Covid earlier. About 5/6 days on from the point in time where I think I picked it up. Only symptoms so far being a dry throat, and a slight increase in anti-Semitism which I've medicated by writing a piece on Christian Zionism. Should be posted at TOO soon.
I like what little I have heard of these “hundred-handers”. They are, it seems, akin to the samizdat (self-publishing) dissidents in the Soviet Union during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. When lies are all the public see, whether in mass media, from the churches, the schools and universities, the police, the corrupt political class, ONE SMALL PIECE OF TRUTH pierces the darkness.
WW2 begins with “Nazism” in history books.
No one talks about communism, or jewish interests, the bolsheviks or anything that led up to the war it always begins and ends with Nazi’s.
This is deliberately done so people dont see who the real enemies were.
In responding to the grandeur of the stars, the only answer is awe.
Where will people turn when the time comes?
I caught the last 5-10 mins of Radio 4 Today Programme. Some fellow whose voice betrayed his smug certainty of knowing “the truth”…That person managed to get away with several meaningless statements such as “populism is Right Wing” (“rightwing” stopped being a useful descriptor decades if not centuries ago), finishing up with the assertion that “populists” were trying to “latch on to anti-lockdown protests” but that would not help the “populists” because it put them in the same place as “the nutters who think that the virus is caused by 5G“.
Well, I don’t think that many imagine that “the virus” is or was caused by 5G, though there seems to be at least some evidence that 5G has deleterious health effects. After all, the public were told for decades that high-tension power lines caused no health problems. Now?
Not understanding why something happens is not the same as something not happening.
Moving back to “populism”, I think that it is true that mere populism is usually short-lived, built as it is on the shifting sands of public opinion. Without ideological structure, a populist protest movement is a jellybag and cannot create anything lasting. I noted that in previous blog posts about the EDL and the “Football Lads’ Alliance”: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/10/09/football-lads-alliance-march/
The sine qua non is ideology. After that, structure and organization. Numbers come later.
In the UK, stormy times lie ahead. The necessity is for an ideologically-sound advance guard, leading a tightly-controlled party. Once that exists, numbers will come and the people will respond, in the right external circumstances.
What group or tendency opposes the existing System in the UK? Not the self-describing “Left”, meaning the ragbag of Jews, other anti-whites, pseudo-socialists, “refugees welcome” dimwits, and “antifascists” (etc). They, indeed, are more loyal to the System even than “normie” “conservatives”! You only have to look at their favourite echo-chamber, Twitter. They want stricter “lockdown” “rules”, more censorship, arrests of dissidents (sometimes even those who themselves are self-describing “Left”-oriented). They support the “rights” of transnational exploitative companies such as Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, and mostly want to “deplatform” those of whose views they disapprove (if they cannot have them arrested or attacked), while themselves retaining the Twitter accounts which are their main focus in life.
The above types are almost invariably in the pocket, in effect, of the Jewish lobby, despite the fact that that lobby despises them. You only have to look at Corbyn, McDonnell and other Labour Party idiots. They were still singing the praises of the Jews, and supporting the “holocaust” farrago, even as the Zionists toppled them and stamped on them! Political masochism.
The weakness of the pseudo-socialists (etc) is made manifest when they want to attack, eg social-nationalists. They appeal to authority in the shape of the officials of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or the police. Just like the Jewish lobby, in fact…
The strength or, rather, weakness of the self-describing “Left” was exposed in the 2019 General Election. Weak as weak could be.
The self-describing “Left” has pretty much given up on trying to create a better society or a “revolution”. Its main aim now is negative: to “defeat” those it opposes by having them “deplatformed” or, in their wildest dreams, arrested by the System police and convicted eventually of some so-called “hate crime”. The obvious example is that of Alison Chabloz (convicted of satirizing “holocaust” fakery in song), but there are several others.
There is every chance that, if a credible social-national party can emerge and survive for a while, circumstances and events might propel it to power far faster than most imagine. There is no real opposition to that except the System itself; the other would-be contenders (the pseudo-socialists etc) are just a wall of noisy squawking on Twitter. They have no power.
Interesting dissenting film seen on Twitter:
Other tweets seen today
Even more or less mainstream journalists such as Peter Hitchens are now being shadowbanned, censored, even deplatformed. First they came for the…”Nazis”?...
You can see what is happening. The international conspiracy first censored and “deplatformed” social-national people such as me (the Jews had me chucked off Twitter in 2018), and anything likely to make people think twice about whether Hitler was “evil” (hence the banning on YouTube of almost all 1930s or “Third Reich” material).
Then came the turn of the “alt-Right”, such as Katie Hopkins, Tommy Robinson etc; and also those with interesting dissident views. David Icke, for example.
Now, we see that the caravan has moved on. Mainstream journalists are being censored and banned. YouTube even took off, for a while, the channel of talkRadio, a major UK radio station, and I believe that some material is still banned.
This is all in preparation for 2022 and “the Great Reset”.
That, then, will be the chance for social-national rebirth. Then, we shall be able to say, “we’re back!“
This is no co-incidence. Look at that map. Look where the dividing line is. Think back to where the Western cabals allowed the Marxist-Leninist control to extend westward: in their plans, to the Rhine, but Sovietism did not get quite that far. Now, with Russia and Eastern Europe resisting, the new plan, in part, is to eliminate at least White European Christendom in the Central and Western parts of Europe.
Anyone who supports the migration-invasion is an enemy.
Incidentally, observe the “smiling when there is no obvious reason to smile” in the very sinister Barbara Lerner Spectre: a kind of erratic rictus, like a malfunctioning back light. Very much a Jewish characteristic, and often seen on TV interviews.
Daniel Hannan: the personification of braindead and/or mad (pseudo-) “libertarianism”. Wants 4 million Hong Kong Chinese to come to the UK!
Wall. Squad. End.
Another of thousands of examples of the Twitter mass purge of anyone not signed up to the “Great Reset” and “Great Replacement”.
Savitri was a proponent of a synthesis of Hinduism and Nazism, proclaiming Adolf Hitler to have been sent by Providence, much like an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu. She believed Hitler was a sacrifice for humanity which would lead to the end of the Kali Yuga induced by the Jews, who she felt were the powers of evil.
“Devi was a pioneer in animal rights activism, and was a vegetarian from a young age and held ecologist views in her works. She wrote The Impeachment of Man in 1959 in India in which she declared her views on animal rights and nature. According to her, human beings do not stand above the animals; but in her ecologist views, humans are rather a part of the ecosystem and should respect all life, including animals and the whole of nature.
She always held radical views on vegetarianism and supported the death penalty for those who did not “respect nature or animals”. She once broke into laboratories and took animals being held there, releasing them from being used in experiments. She believed that vivisection, circuses, slaughter and fur industries among others do not belong in a civilized society.”
“Begun in 1948, completed in 1956, and first published in 1958 in Calcutta, she said it “could be described as a personal answer to the events of 1945 and of the following years.” It is dedicated “To the god-like Individual of our times; the Man against Time; the greatest European of all times; both Sun and Lightning: Adolf Hitler, as a tribute of unfailing love and loyalty, for ever and ever.” It opens with quotations from The Bhagavad Gita and Rudolf Hess.” [Wikipedia]
Recently, information (secondhand, but thought reliable) about the state of the NHS. Dire. Not “because of COVID”, though made worse by the extra admissions, perhaps. It is just maladministered, and also has attitudinal problems, not universal, that are reducing it to a “Soviet” level in some respects. There is also the effect of mass immigration, which has increased the UK population from about 56 million in the 1960s to about 66 million today. Huge increase, huge extra demand.
Trump and Presidential pardons
Trump has once again been proven a huge disappointment. Had the chance to pardon Snowden, Assange, and especially the social-national prisoners in Federal prisons. Result? A big fat zero.
Private Eye was worth reading, long ago (30+ years ago), though it always had the seeds of its own decadence and destruction within it. Its creators and readers were largely the kind of people who would like Monty Python, those better at poking fun from a comfortable perch than anything else. The sort of people who probably really like Michael Palin’s smug travel shows.
Like (the now long-defunct) Soviet humour mag, Krokodil. Like HIGNFY. In other words, “approved humour”, fronted by some boring drone like Paul Merton.
In fact, political correctness and “wokeness” has pretty much killed off satirical humour. God help any humorist now who laughs at (inter alia) Jews, “holocaust” fakery and/or hoaxes, the blacks, “Black Lives Matter”, facemask-wearing rabbits etc…
UK slides to insolvency
“Britain’s airlines, airports and aviation manufacturers pleaded for immediate financial support from the government and a longer-term recovery plan after COVID-19 stopped travel and new testing requirements dashed bounce-back hopes.” [Reuters].
Hello? “The virus” did not stop travel, though it may have slightly discouraged it. The governments of panicked Europe and elsewhere stopped it!
In wars of existential survival, the enemy have only won when the last round has been fired and, in our present world, when no European person is left standing.
Naturally, the designation, “Middle Britain”, or as more often seen, “Middle England”, is indefinite. It is harder to say what it includes than to say what it excludes: the very wealthy, what passes for “the aristocracy”, the vast mass of poorly-paid people, the unemployed etc. I suppose, the ethnic minorities too.
A more fruitful enquiry is to ask what kind of movement might capture at least a plurality of hearts and minds.
The present System has political parties which represent anything but “Middle England” (or most British people generally).
The Labour Party is now, in broad-brush terms, really just the party of the blacks and browns, and of the public service sector, particularly the NHS.
The Conservative Party is really the party of the uber-wealthy, both British and exotic, though for tactical reasons having to chuck crumbs to “Middle England” and the rest.
As for the LibDems, they are really a washed-up remnant now, representing nothing much beyond a protest having to do with anything from anti-Brexit to rubbish collection. I imagine that, were he still around, Jo Grimond would have his head in his hands! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Grimond (incidentally, his memoirs are well worth reading).
All System parties are pervaded by the Jewish-Zionist element; that is particularly true of the now-ruling Conservative Party. The present Cabinet is entirely composed of members of Conservative Friends of Israel. Several are actually Jewish or part-Jewish, and several of the rest are also non-European, mainly Indian.
Britain needs a new movement, partly though not only to be expressed through a political party.
On the individual level, and in the UK, what can the individual do, as he or she contemplates the encroaching police state, the massive output of System propaganda (particularly around race-mixing and, now, the “panicdemic”) and other signs that an alien society is being prepared? We have no vast wilderness areas into which to go, unlike preppers in the USA, Canada and elsewhere.
The first thing is to cut as many ties to the System as possible. To cut all is impossible for most UK people, but one can reduce connection to a minimum.
To be an employee on a salary is not good. It puts you in the power of a employer and, in general, System power-hubs: tax authorities etc.
To be a member of a regulated profession, even if self-employed, is also not so good. You are tied-in to a Zionist-control scenario these days.
The best scenario, short of being fortunate enough to already have a sizeable capital (whether through one’s own activity, through inheritance, or via something such as a large Lottery win), is to be self-employed in such a manner as to be free of most System regulation (especially re. one’s views).
What if dependent on small State-provided or other income, such as a pension, or DWP benefits? No difference. Leave the major cities and towns. Relocate, and try to link with persons of similar mind and ideology.
The practical trades are, as Nick Griffin has opined, optimal for cutting System ties: car repair, self-employed building or repair, self-employed garden work, operation of a cafe or restaurant (“virus” restrictions permitting), hair-cutting, smallholding and farming. There are numerous other possibilities. You get the idea, anyway. Most such trades are also portable, able to move location easily enough.
If possible, move away from the large cities, which are doomed. UK people cannot, most of them, relocate to anything akin to “wilderness” or remote countryside, but can get away from places such as London.
Relocate to small towns and villages or, if you can afford it, to country houses, country estates, farms, or smallholdings, even if only a house with a few acres on which you can grow fruits, vegetables, and nut trees. Bealtaine Cottage (Ireland) and other similar experiments are very interesting: https://twitter.com/PermaGoddess; https://bealtainecottage.com/
It is possible to feed one person, on a vegetarian basis, on a fraction of an acre, though a more realistic acreage is about 1 acre or so. The less veggie-oriented, the more land is required, though chickens can produce about 1 egg every 2 days, and under existing DEFRA rules, persons in the country can keep 20 chickens without having to register with DEFRA.
Try to be off-grid re. electricity and other energy required: heat exchange technology, solar panels (one kind produces warm/hot water, the other produces electricity); if environmental factors etc are in favour, small wind turbines, and hydropower (micro or even pico); also, obviously, wood-burning stoves.
The Internet is key, while it exists. Another good idea, for communication linkage in any future disaster scenario, would be ham radio.
The American Mormons, I believe, try to stockpile up to 2 years’ supplies of basic items. A good idea. Some dried foods (eg white rice), if kept really dry, can be OK for 20 years. Canned goods are safe for years, even decades, though the quality in terms of taste etc may deteriorate after the Best Before date shown on the tin. At any rate, good for years.
Other items can also be stockpiled. We have just seen, in 2020, how quickly loo-paper, soap etc can disappear from sale.
The above need not mean bulk-buying. Just buy a few extra items every time you shop.
Other useful items? For me, the list would include such as candles, tea-lights; handcranked lights, torches [Am. flashlights], and radios; also, solar-powered outside lights. Garden/horticultural tools. Home-bottling and canning supplies. Seeds. Firelighters. Matches. Cigarette lighters (for lighting fires).Just a few of the possibilities.
For me, the aim of the above would not be, merely, for isolated individuals and families to survive, but for them to form a web of survival, the kernel of which might become a new society.
More tweets seen
TRUMP! Do not forget the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of social-national and allied prisoners in Federal prison! Also, do not forget Snowden and Assange! PARDON THEM ALL, including the Capitol Stormers!
Yes! The tide is turning. Forget Trump. Forget all fake “conservative” “nationalists”. In the UK too.
In 1920s and early 1930s Germany, the NSDAP was an answer to Weimar degeneracy, and at the same time a parrying of or “Abwehr” to the alien Communist forces waiting to take over the country..
In our own time, the same kind of degeneracy as was manifested in the Weimar period in Germany is all around us in the UK, but there is no Marxist-Leninist movement waiting to take over, just a heaving mass of post-socialist “slacktivists”, Twitter users, “me-too” idiots, “Black Lives Matter” swine and the like.
We can do this.
A few tweets seen about the American situation
First up, someone, below, who not only calls National Socialists “fascists” (which is, historically, only semi-accurate at best) but also attaches, as a purported photo of Kristallnacht in 1938, a photograph (either genuine or from a film drama) of Soviet troops advancing through the streets of Berlin in 1945:
The American political system is even more sclerotic than that of the UK. A binary choice between two sets of unworthy people.
If I had to guess who will win in November, I should probably say Trump, though the racial and economic demographics favour the Democrats overall. America is divided, more than at any time since the 1960s, and maybe even more so today.
I never use or accept the “Right/Left” concept as anything real. The same goes for “far Right” etc. “Social-national” is not a perfect description, but seems to be the nearest easily-understood designation to my viewpoint.
Other tweets seen
“What is wrong with the Brits?” The crushing of the British spirit has been a long affair. You could trace it back to the Second World War, which not only cost the country its Empire and its global imperial status, but impoverished the State and people for decades. People (older ones) know that rationing lasted, in part, until 1955 (!) but those older ones and the younger ones rarely ask why! War is expensive.
That superb writer Jan Morris [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Morris] noted in essays of the 1970s how Britain had (to use a phrase Jan Morris would probably hate) “lost its mojo”, the people dispirited.
Then there were the years of post-Thatcher stagnation. I recall returning from the USA (several times) in the early 1990s, noticing the creaking infrastructure (decaying concrete halts in the rain along the South Coast rail line), and the houses in some areas still, many of them, with smoking chimneys.
1997-2010, Blair’s —and Brown’s— Britain, with its nanny-state-ism, its badly-drafted laws, its petty repressions, its political correctness. That was followed by the “austerity” (for the poorer part of the population) rule of the part-Jews David Cameron-Levita and George Osborne. Then brittle and incompetent May, followed now by a government of clowns that makes even May’s misrule look good.
The stuffing has been knocked out of the British. The near-worship of the blacks and browns on TV (especially) has made the white people of this country (“the people formerly known as British”) almost forget that they (their near-ancestors) created much of the civilized world that exists.
At the same time, economic pressures (and feminist propaganda) have meant that almost all women have to take on paid work. Their children are not only partly-neglected but subjected to huge pressure to cram for endless school tests, the results of which are exam passes that are almost meaningless and lead nowhere but (for about 45%) a “university” where equally meaningless degrees are handed out (at Oxford and Cambridge, “Firsts” and “Upper Seconds” for about 95% of the candidates).
Then you have the assault on freedom of expression. The Jew-Zionists are behind this. People prosecuted for singing songs and posting them online, people prosecuted for making films of their dogs “saluting Hitler”, people prosecuted for calling a Jew a Jew (etc).
Now there is the whole toytown police state around the “Coronavirus” panic: “lockdown”, the facemask nonsense, the inconsistency of the (invalid but still being enforced) “laws” and “rules” (e.g. facemasks to be worn on trains, despite statistics indicating that someone would have to take 11,000 journeys before being infected, let alone dying from “the virus”; e.g. facemasks to be worn in all shops, but not in pubs! Or offices!).
No wonder the British public is downtrodden! Told by a pack of black , brown, and Jew invaders and pseudo-academics that their history is all bad, or stupid, or meaningless, and that any expression of national pride is evil and “racist” (which, according to the same enemies, is ipso facto evil…); told that they should be grateful that the blacks have fastened onto the UK; told that any blacks and browns who manage to pilot a rubber boat across the Channel can and should be put up in 4-star hotels, given spending money and food while they await their taxpayer-paid free houses or flats.
Migration invasion. Not to mention the birthrate of those already here: pop! pop! pop!…
Now the enemy is even banning “Land of Hope and Glory” and “Rule Britannia“!
JESUS H. CHRIST!
She lives in Finland, but her origins are in the Ukraine. She looks Jewish or part-Jewish to me, and her own music draws on Jewish motifs.
Another example of how the forces of evil are taking away our right to exist, for our history to exist as something noble.
Britain needs to rise up again. It needs to undertake a cultural purge (a “purge of the purgers” if you like).
Only Europe can evolve to the point at which a “quantum leap” to a higher race-form and consciousness-form can take place. Europe can only do that on the basis of the existing white northern European population. Anything, therefore, which seeks to destroy the European nature of Europe must be exterminated.
Another example of the campaign to destroy Britain
Kevin Maguire, the fake “socialist” System mouthpiece (completely in the pocket of the Jewish-Zionist lobby, like all or virtually all msm scribblers in the UK):
Admittedly, God Save the Queenis a bit of a dirge, but Maguire is not against it because of its aesthetics, but because it is British, and traditional, and imperial.
Maguire is the sort of pseudo-socialist fake that I hate. A more “Blairite” equivalent of Owen Jones. Another one who lives in an affluent part of London while trumpeting his cash-strapped Northern roots (albeit far more convincingly than Owen Jones). Maguire is a typical “Labour” tribalist, who was always supportive of the fake “Labour” regime(s) of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown despite the blatantly obvious finance-capitalist nature of those governments.
Labour really is just a label now, but that suits empty-vessel tribalists like Maguire.
Meanwhile, a load of idiots all over Britain were standing outside their homes, clapping…
My visit to a garden centre
Went to a garden centre (unwillingly) this afternoon. There are several within a few miles of my now very humble home.
I was surprised on such a windy day to find many people, most far older than me (and I am 64 next week) in the place or parked outside. Even more surprising is that many were actually wearing facemask muzzles in the strong gale force winds (which were blowing well over 40 mph— I saw a tree down on the way to my next port of call).
I avoided wearing a mask in the centre, though kept one to hand in case Plod were about. I saw a couple of others standing up for freedom, but most of the elderly rabbits were complying. The brainwashing has been fairly effective, sadly.
Our time is coming but can only arrive if there exists a real social-national movement. The next few years are crucial. The chance is there, not only to seize power in the UK, but to re-create Europe in our image.
Though I examine particularly closely any claims made by a Jew, the information is interesting. There may be something in it.
It will be recalled that South Africa was said, in the 1980s, to be working on biological weapons which would only affect black Africans. South Africa was also far advanced in an atomic weapons programme, in collaboration with the Israelis working out of their nuclear centre at Dimona, in the Negev Desert of southern Israel.
It would not be beyond the realm of the possible were the Israelis to have collaborated with South Africa on biological warfare as well.
Now we see claims by the Israelis themselves that
Israeli scientists were working on a vaccine for Coronavirus even before the Wuhan outbreak; they attribute the co-incidence to “luck”.
On the wider point, it may be that this outbreak is in the nature of an experiment, and that at some later point a virus equally or more infectious but far more deadly will be released, with the aim of reducing the Earth’s population to 10% or 20% of what it presently is.
[note: the above paragraph is speculation only and should not be taken to be my settled view].
Rishi Sunak and the UK economic stimulus package
The bailout of the banks a decade ago was disastrous, inter alia because banks are merely a useful parasite upon the real economy. The bailout impoverished many individuals via the so-called “austerity” programme. It also gave preference to the banks over businesses in the real economy.
This latest “bailout for business” is also misconceived, because it supports businesses as such but not the most important basis for business, individual consumers.
What Sunak should do (but will not, because it —superficially— is in opposition to Conservative Party attitudes) is to establish a Basic Income for all citizens (citizens, not any migrant-invader straight off the boat (rubber boat).
That would boost and secure the retail sector and other sectors, and would enable people to pay rent etc.
I was at the nearest supermarket (Waitrose) at 1930 yesterday, half an hour before closing time. More shoppers than usual at that time, though not crowded. The main doors wide open to promote fresh air inflow (and virus outflow?). More staff than usual at that hour. The shelves looked as if an invading horde had looted the store. Whole shelves completely picked bare: no loo paper, pasta, pasta sauce, shower gel or bread (instead of the usual hundreds of loaves of about 30 different kinds, only one pack of “ancient grains” muffins left (I bought that) and two specialist Jewish loaves (from Cohen’s Bakery).
So it seems that the bulk-buying and/or panic-buying continues. I can only assume that people are buying bread to freeze it, anticipating…what? Civil war? Disordered chaos? One would normally scoff, but I have a lingering feeling that those panicking, preparing or “prepping” may not be so silly after all…
Try isolating in one room of a hostel, B&B or Women’s Refuge.
Even in a flat it’s different- can’t just pop out in the garden for some Vitamin D & air.
Everything hits the least wealthy/most vulnerable worse & of course, it’s usually Capitalism that made them vulnerable https://t.co/1FDY6UdO77
“Dr” Louise Raw (and another) making true points about poor housing and social conditions, while shoving in a silly point about “capitalism”. Has she never heard of, for example, Soviet housing conditions? Or maybe she calls that “State capitalism”, in the Trotskyist way? I do not know.
Are they revolting (yet)?
Just got in. There is a cold anger tonight in London. Real, near boiling.
The Tories have fucked this so badly. Obviously… The rest of Europe weeks ahead, and people yelled.
It will start soon. The underclass does not deserve this. Writing in tears. WE DONT DESERVE THIS
I wonder whether the people will come out onto the streets. Not now, though. However, down the line, it has to be a real possibility if large numbers of renters are evicted at the same time; and if people lose their jobs and are cast into the pit created by Iain Dunce Duncan Smith, the Jew “lord” Freud, Esther McVey, David Gauke, all those evil swine. I rule out nothing for later this year, for 2021, for 2022.
Maybe that is why the “emergency legislation” being nodded through Parliament this week will contain enhanced so-called “anti-terror” powers for police, MI5 etc…
Tweets seen today
Say that about this. We need to close schools. They ate always open to those students who need to be looked after during school hours. pic.twitter.com/yunqdQryce
As I have blogged several times, Twitter is such a waste of time that I have even considered the possibility that it is being promoted precisely so that discontented people can imagine that they are engaging in socio-political activism by spending their days just tweeting. At any rate, that is what actually does happen. There are huge numbers of people on Twitter. Most are not political. Those that are think that they make a difference by being on Twitter. I doubt it.
I had 3,000 followers on Twitter when expelled, but was following only about 50, mostly organizations. You see some Twitter accounts with thousands or even tens of thousands of “followers” but then you notice that those accounts are themselves following a similar number of accounts!
Twitter is an interesting and potentially useful source of news and other information, but politically is largely a waste of time.
There is also the point that Twitter now “suspends” or suspends permanently (i.e. expels) many of the most interesting tweeters. This usually happens because of organized campaigns by either Zionist Jews or “antifa” idiots. In fact, those cabals revel in their pointless “activism”, as they did when I lost my Twitter account (which was not so important to me because I had “red-pilled” re. Twitter) but to those who denounced me would have been tragic, had it happened to them!
In fact, it did happen to some of them. Some, who had trolled me for years, are now gone, having been expelled. I notice that others have actually died; yet others are declining fast from chronic medical conditions…
Basic Income (again)
Some of the System politicians are thinking along the same lines as me:
Now Ian Blackford for SNP calling for temporary universal basic income
Coronavirus : Denmark’s government told private companies that it would cover 75% of employees’ salaries, if they promised not to cut staff. Putting money directly into people's pockets is a far better policy than the random policies pursued by the UK.https://t.co/wXVO2q14Js
I have previously blogged about various aspects of the proposed “safe zone” or zones which might become the hub of social national activity in the UK. I have explained how the “safe zone” might be created, perhaps most likely by one person, couple or family buying an estate, farm, house, business or whatever in the selected geographical area, then other people gravitating to the same part of the country.
The ideal would be an estate which might include a main house, ancillary or secondary accomodation, houses, cottages, agricultural land, perhaps a separate business such as a garden centre, hotel or whatever (which might give employment to some of those supportive of the safe zone project). For example, I once had a lease of this house in Cornwall:
That house, a mid-19thC construction, originally (certainly by 1900) had a 5,000 acre estate, which by the time I lived there (2002 and 2003) had reduced to about 100 acres, most of which was woodland inhabited by reclusive deer. My own lease included only 4 acres (gardens and woodland) and did not include the secondary accomodation such as the North and South Lodges at the ends of the (more than 1 mile long) private road or driveway, 2 detached houses, and a few flats within or over the stable block.
It can be seen that such a house would be a fine hub for the safe zone project. The original relocators could live in that house, with supporters employed on whatever land surrounded it or in the nearby town (in that case, the nearest town was about 4 miles away) and living in the secondary accomodation or elsewhere nearby.
Such a house has the space to host meetings: the photos show the exterior colonnaded entrance to, and the interior of, the ballroom, which was itself larger than the whole of my present humble home…).
As suggested above, such rural areas sometimes have businesses available which require staff: garden centres, nurseries, motels, hotels, pubs etc; there might be scope in the nearby villages and towns too. It might not be very long before a thriving hub of social nationalism exists. Suitably-qualified people might get jobs in local schools or local government, even in the police, NHS facilities, or in the fire brigade.
Once the safe zone has progressed that far, it is likely that other land can be bought, other estates or farms. Compare it to a painting-by-numbers set: one by one, the blank bits are filled in.
Naturally, a considerable amount of money is required to start such a project. The hub (estate, farm or at least smallholding) would cost (in Devon or Cornwall) anything from £1M upward, depending partly on the acreage. Agricultural land is valued at present in the range £5,000 to £15,000 an acre, so a house with even 100 acres will probably cost at least a million pounds and quite possibly as much as five millions.
Realistically, several million pounds would be needed to initiate the safe zone project.
However, once operating, the safe zone will thrive. All supporters would “tithe”, as happens commonly in religious organizations etc. If even 100 people are sacrificing a tenth of their (net) income and even if their average income is only £30,000 a year gross (maybe £20,000 net), that still gives the project an annual income of £200,000 at a fairly early stage.
Once more than a few dozen people are involved in the project and resident in its territory, thought can be given to taking over local councils. From there, in electoral terms, the local and regional objective would be to get rid of existing System MPs and replacing them with social national candidates, whether overtly or covertly.
There is more. As the reputation of the safe zone spreads, the trickle of relocators will become a flood. At that point, the safe zone mutates into the germinal ethnostate.
I have previously blogged about the need to establish at least one “safe zone” in the UK, to act as a germinal ethnostate. My writings on this topic can be read on this site (under headings such as “safe zones”, “white flight”, “prepping” etc) and on my own website (http://ianrmillard.com).
Why do I favour one safe zone in the UK rather than many? The Russian proverb is “if you chase two hares, you won’t catch one”. It is better to have 48 people living in one English county than to have 1 person living in each of the English counties. This accords with the dictum of Clausewitz: to wit, that a secure base must be established before power can be extended beyond. It also accords with the military doctrine of the Schwerpunkt or concentration of forces [lit. heavy point or main point or emphasis].
Realistically, one cannot expect every social nationalist in the UK or even in England alone to relocate to one area (I favour South West England, for reasons about which I have already blogged). People have ties which cannot always be severed easily. However, I feel that focusing on one main safe zone will allow that zone to exercize magnetic attraction and will achieve a momentum, eventually.
Writing in mid-2018, it seems to me that the need for the safe zone(s) becomes ever more pressing. For several reasons. I focus on the UK, but my comments refer also to the rest of the world.
UK cities are going black/brown. That is a very general statement and of course there are other groups also very numerous now, such as Chinese. In broad brush terms, the phrase is all right. At any rate, white Northern Europeans are already a minority in several English towns and cities. Continuing mass immigration and the higher birth-rate of non-Europeans will ensure that few large towns and cities will be majority white European (let alone predominantly so) by 2050. What does this mean? Politically, electorally, it means that social nationalism cannot succeed even if all white Europeans were to, say, vote for a social-national party standing in any election. The numbers would not and could not be there.
Protection and security. At present, even the most innocuous meetings by social nationalists face annoying disruption and even prevention by reason of the activities of the mindless “antifa” groups, which groups can be described as the “useful idiots” of the Jewish-Zionist lobby. (They often in fact say that they are “anti-Zionist” as well as “anti-fascist”, but strangely seem rarely or never to attack Zionist gatherings). A safe zone will ensure that the personnel are there to protect the white European social-national community, come what may. The safe zone will also provide protection and support to those affected by the over-zealous policing now current.
The presence of large numbers of social nationalists in one area will enable election of local and national representatives. This is not the main driver, but will be useful.
Protection of children from unsuitable social pressures and brainwashing.
A further reason to create a safe zone is the uncertainty in the international situation. War may yet ravage Europe. Safe zones enable survival of people and ideas.
I am not an economist; neither am I, at least in terms of occupation and/or formal training, an historian. I say that from the outset simply because it may be objected that, especially in terms of economics, I have no intellectual locus standi, despite the fact that most predictions made by economists turn out to be inaccurate. Also, “two economists, three opinions”…
So, Bitcoin. Bitcoin was invented in 2008, possibly in Japan, by someone (or a group) whose provenance and even real name or names remain unknown:
Money is an almost metaphysical thing. Different societies have used seashells, precious metals etc as money, the key characteristic being the relative rarity of the commodity used. In China (in the 7th Century under the Tang dynasty), paper currency was invented, and later more widely introduced in the 11th Century (Song Dynasty), where it was encountered by Marco Polo and others, who introduced the idea to Europe.
Paper currency was, at first and for a long time, backed or notionally backed by precious metals, notably gold. Paper money only became generally acceptable in Europe a thousand years after its invention in China. The natural scepticism of the people was overcome both by its convenience and by its credibility, that credibility not only bolstered by its supposed convertability into gold or silver but also by the draconian penalties visited upon those who counterfeited the notes.
These factors underpin all money, credibility or popular belief in its value being the core.
One could go wider and say that credibility and belief underpin all valuation of assets, whether money assets, real property or other property in which the population is impelled to invest. Time and again there have been speculative bubbles: in currencies, in shares, in housing, in undeveloped land, in metals and even in such things as tulip bulbs (17thC Holland).
A good history of these bubbles and other mass events of the sort was penned in 1841 after the South Sea Bubble and was reprinted after the Wall Street Crash of 1929: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (and reprinted since, eg in the early 1980s)..
and also many and various real property bubbles across the world.
Bitcoin Goes Viral
At first, back in 2008, Bitcoin was valueless, worth nothing at all. It was just electrical impulses on a machine, effectively. It was still of small value three years later:
“The price of bitcoins has gone through various cycles of appreciation and depreciation referred to by some as bubbles and busts. In 2011, the value of one bitcoin rapidly rose from about US$0.30 to US$32 before returning to US$2. In the latter half of 2012 and during the 2012–13 Cypriot financial crisis, the bitcoin price began to rise,reaching a high of US$266 on 10 April 2013, before crashing to around US$50. On 29 November 2013, the cost of one bitcoin rose to a peak of US$1,242. In 2014, the price fell sharply, and as of April remained depressed at little more than half 2013 prices. As of August 2014 it was under US$600.” [Wikipedia]
“Ponzi scheme and pyramid scheme concerns
Various journalists, economists, and the central bank of Estonia have voiced concerns that bitcoin is a Ponzi scheme. In 2013, Eric Posner, a law professor at the University of Chicago, stated that “a real Ponzi scheme takes fraud; bitcoin, by contrast, seems more like a collective delusion.” A 2014 report by the World Bank concluded that bitcoin was not a ‘deliberate’ Ponzi scheme, but that it did thus far meet the “standard definition of a speculative bubble”.:7 The Swiss Federal Council:21 examined the concerns that bitcoin might be a pyramid scheme; it concluded that “Since in the case of bitcoin the typical promises of profits are lacking, it cannot be assumed that bitcoin is a pyramid scheme.” In July 2017, billionaire Howard Marks referred to bitcoin as a pyramid scheme.
On 12 September 2017, Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase, called bitcoin a “fraud” and said he would fire anyone in his firm caught trading it. Zero Hedge claimed that the same day Dimon made his statement, JP Morgan also purchased a large amount of bitcoins for its clients.
Speculative bubble dispute
Bitcoin has been labelled a speculative bubble by many including former Fed ChairmanAlan Greenspan and economist John Quiggin.Nobel Memorial Prize laureate Robert Shiller said that bitcoin “exhibited many of the characteristics of a speculative bubble”. Journalist Matthew Boesler in 2013 rejected the speculative bubble label and saw bitcoin’s quick rise in price as nothing more than normal economic forces at work. Timothy B. Lee, in a 2013 piece for The Washington Post pointed out that the observed cycles of appreciation and depreciation don’t correspond to the definition of speculative bubble. On 14 March 2014, the American business magnate Warren Buffett said, “Stay away from it. It’s a mirage, basically.”
Two lead software developers of bitcoin, Gavin Andresen and Mike Hearn, have warned that bubbles may occur. David Andolfatto, a vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, stated, “Is bitcoin a bubble? Yes, if bubble is defined as a liquidity premium.” According to Andolfatto, the price of bitcoin “consists purely of a bubble,” but he concedes that many assets “have bubble component to their price”.:21 Speculation in bitcoin has been compared to the tulip mania of seventeenth-century Holland. Comparisons have been made by the vice-president of the European Central Bank, Vítor Constâncio, by JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon, by hedge fund manager Ken Griffin of Citadel, and by former president of the Dutch Central Bank, Nout Wellink. In 2013, Wellink remarked, “This is worse than the tulip mania […] At least then you got a tulip [at the end], now you get nothing.” On 13 September 2017, Jamie Dimon compared bitcoin to a bubble, saying it was only useful for drug dealers and countries like North Korea. On 22 September 2017, a hedge fund named Blockswater subsequently accused JP Morgan of market manipulation and filed a market abuse complaint with Financial Supervisory Authority (Sweden).
Bitcoin started to reach escape velocity in late 2016, going from hundreds of U.S. dollars to thousands. At time of writing (December 2017), a single Bitcoin is valued at over $14,000 [USD], or £10,500 [Pounds Sterling]. People who “invested” less than £100 several years ago have seen their stock suddenly rise to be “worth” as much as £100,000. Those who have risked more (in some cases a million pounds or more) now find themselves in theory able to buy small or even medium-size nation-states lock, stock and barrel.
What Do We Know About Bitcoin?
Bitcoin’s origins are obscure, to the extent that journalists and others have researched, investigated and written about the names of possible founders and organizers without having come to a definite conclusion;
Bitcoin is almost useless as a popular currency: its explosion in “value” has made it unusable for any transaction not involving, at the least, tens of thousands of pounds;
Bitcoin, though supposedly limited in overall amount or number, has seen security breaches which, at the push of a button (putting it simply), have at least briefly increased the supply of Bitcoin.
Bitcoin is a classic speculative bubble or, alternatively and perhaps even better put, pyramid scheme. The people who got in early and stayed in are sitting on mirage-fortunes; those who have “invested” more recently will probably lose everything they put in. At the moment of writing, Bitcoin is probably nearing its peak. When it starts to fall rapidly, the panic will probably wipe it out entirely.
The surely inevitable collapse of Bitcoin will take down more than just Bitcoin itself. It may affect the stability of the economy more generally. Beyond that, if (as Bitcoin proponents and/or “investors” say–and their anger at any criticism is perhaps born of subconscious desperation), Bitcoin is as “credible” as any “ordinary” currency (and that is Bitcoin’s strongest point), then the upcoming crash of Bitcoin could take with it much public confidence in the value of the world’s major currencies too. Our major currencies are no longer backed by gold or silver and have only the value we put upon them. We exchange stones for bread. Our currencies are themselves castles in the air and “such things as dreams are made on”.
We recall the hyperinflation of early 1920s Germany, and I myself saw, on several visits to 1980s Poland, how the slide of the zloty affected that country politically and socially. The fate of Bitcoin is not just about Bitcoin.
At the time of writing of my own 2017 blog article, a single Bitcoin was “worth”, i.e, valued at, about £10,500 pounds sterling. At time of writing today, 1 Bitcoin is worth just over £2,853 pounds sterling, somewhat above a quarter of the former figure, and only about a sixth of the 2017 peak.
Update, 19 November 2020
I update my post purely because, in the uncertain conditions of 2020, I see that the article is receiving more hits. Sign of the times?
I have nothing to add to the article itself, but as of today, Bitcoin is trading at just under £13,398 (pound sterling) and at USD $17,730.
Update, 26 November 2020
Update, 20 February 2021
Radio 4 Today interviewed an expert in cryptocurrencies, who himself has made tens of millions of pounds from them. He expects a crash. I expected one three years ago. Never happened, though the value did plummet before recovering and climbing further.
As of today, 20th February 2021, 1 Bitcoin is valued at not far short of £40,000!
I notice that Alison Chabloz accepts Bitcoin donations; I hope that she got some before the price rocketed, and still has them. If so, she may have a windfall. https://alisonchabloz.com/how-to-donate/