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Diary Blog, 29 October 2021, with a few thoughts on Israel, Iran, and Armistice Day

A salutary warning (in general)

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Since 1989 (the first year of the present 33-year cycle), the transnational conspiracy often called the New World Order or “NWO” (internationally), and Zionist Occupation Government or “ZOG” in terms of the domestic politics of various countries, has gradually disempowered the Arabs and other Muslims, while strengthening the hand of the Israeli state and (to use an old term) “World Jewry”.

Indeed, the very public proclamation of the New World Order, in early 1990, in a speech by President Bush (senior), was the prelude to the first war against Iraq, more than a decade before his son, George W. Bush, continued the assault by invading Iraq itself. The 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in Manhattan was the casus belli for war with Iraq, despite Iraq (and Iran) having apparently known nothing of it.

Israel’s main enemies in geopolitical terms, meaning Iraq, Syria, Egypt, were gradually destabilized and removed from the board, from 1989 to 2021, thus leaving Israel pre-eminent in the region.

Smaller and generally anti-Israel states were dealt with in more or less the same way: Libya, Tunisia, Yemen.

That leaves Iran as the only obstacle to Israel’s regional supremacy. Iran’s ancient history and large (and —overall— not-badly-educated) population, its oil, its industrial capacity, all make Iran a target for Israel and “World Jewry”.

It cannot be long before Israel attacks Iran with tacit or overt US support. Suitable excuses will no doubt be produced, anything from Iran’s nuclear programme to cartoons mocking the so-called “holocaust” farrago.

Once Iran is attacked and reduced (in strategic areas) to rubble, there will be a campaign to “overthrow the regime” (as in Iraq, Syria, Ukraine etc), and maybe foment a civil war.

The result, if the Israeli, American, and other Jews are successful, will be (in effect) a Greater Israel. The venal Gulf Arabs have already surrendered to Israel and its wider Jewish diaspora. Diplomatic relations, and airline flights, between Dubai and Israel, Bahrain and Israel.

No surprise to me. The Gulf Arabs worship the “Money Power”, and have little other (culture, identity, even religion) to oppose such worship. Saudi Arabia has made no public statement, but is on the same page.

Israel does not have to immediately plant its flag of conquest over the capitals of the region. Slow, gradual annexation by commerce and the Jewish-American cultural influence will do the job.

Can Iran do anything to stop the above-delineated process? I wonder.

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That blog post by Sabrina Miller: https://web.archive.org/web/20210608011817/https:/fleajournal.com/summer-2020/rough-why-we-should-legalise-bestiality-wait-hear-me-out-its-not-as-crazy-as-you-think

Sabrina Miller is the Jewish Zionist girl student who was at least the figurehead behind the Israel-lobby campaign to have anti-Israel academic, Professor David Miller, sacked from Bristol University, a campaign which was successful (though the Professor is now taking legal action).

Sabrina Miller’s piece about bestiality betrays no understanding about the decent treatment of animals. As a Jewish individual, she quite likely supports (though I have no direct information that she does) the cruel Jewish practice of kosher (kashrut) slaughter of animals. If so, that is, again, hardly surprising.

I should add that she seems to imply, in that piece, that she herself might favour vegetarianism. If so, a positive tick as far as that goes.

There is an intensifying repression of free speech in the UK, particularly when it comes to any mention of Jews that is not laudatory, so I suppose that I must not draw too wide a set of conclusions from the above…

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Presumably, Greta Nut swam all the way from Sweden. See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/09/29/greta-thunberg-system-approved-wunderkind/.

I have been to the Newark and New Brunswick campuses of Rutgers University a couple of times, about 30 years ago. I hope that the “professor” shown in that tweet is not typical now; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutgers_University.

Poppy Day

It is not November yet. It is true, though, that poppy-wearing is dying out.

Remembrance Day, or as my maternal grandmother [1900-1988] always called it, in the old way, Armistice Day, was a creation of the First World War and its aftermath, kept going after 1945.

There are now no British people alive who were alive during that first terrible conflict, and none who were much more than children during the second.

There is, of course, another aspect, in that the burgeoning population of blacks, browns, and those of mixed race etc have no real organic connection to England or Britain, so naturally feel no nostalgic emotional need to wear a poppy.

Ridley Road TV series

I mentioned, in a recent blog post, the BBC drama series Ridley Road [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridley_Road_(TV_series)], pointing out that (as noted by the Jewish Chronicle), it is, in conception, entirely a Jewish production, and obviously meant as — in fact, ahistorical and inaccurate— propaganda lauding some Jewish spies, thugs, and gangsters in the London of the early 1960s: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2021/10/18/diary-blog-18-october-2021/.

I have now seen part of the first episode, about 20 minutes. I do not usually have the patience to keep watching after a poor start.

Pretty poor; in fact worse (as entertainment) than I had expected. I may see some more at some future time, but I doubt it.

Various critics, including some Jews, have apparently not been hugely impressed by the plot, let alone the details.

I should imagine that the series will sink without trace.

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I still think that I have never seen more brilliant staging for The Ride of the Valkyries

An unusual example of English whimsy

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I have not listened to the above at time of posting; I may hear some later. I post it in the hope that readers will find something interesting there.

My blog readers already know what I think of the Twit-mob and/or facemask mob…

Would you mind repeating that?“…

…and both Jewish-lobby puppet Keir Starmer and thick-as-two-short-planks Angela Rayner got down on one knee in fealty to the alien mob. Never forget that.

“Labour”-label needs to disappear forever. So does the “Conservative” Party, but one System monster at a time. Labour first.

Greta Nut (again)

I made the mistake of switching on the car radio this afternoon. The once-interesting (long ago) PM show. 10 minutes was enough. “Covid” nonsense, “COP26” nonsense, and little else. Turns out that Greta Nut has been interviewed (again?) by Andrew Marr.

Incredible. What other poorly-educated, mentally-afflicted teenager (who has actually done nothing anyway) gets respectfully interviewed by someone who is (rightly or wrongly) a major msm current affairs bod? Why should anyone be interested in what Greta Nut thinks about US Government policy? PM presenter Evan Davis then referred to her as “Greta”. She thus joins the select few known universally by first name, such as “Boris”, “Fidel”, “Jesus” etc.

This is a farce, but of course is just part of the propaganda campaign internationally. “Greta” has no more part to play, of her own, than does a ventriloquist’s dummy.

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I recall having a 45 rpm disc of that in 1971. The TV series had been on not long before.

Diary Blog, 18 October 2021

Our unconquerable children!

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Apart from which, I have seen many tweets making the very good point that the recent assassination of an MP has made not only headlines but almost all the UK news for days, and the police and MI5 have been running round in circles every bit as much as the msm.

On the other hand, as those same tweets point out, “ordinary people” (not MPs) are now stabbed in numerous incidents every day, most are killed (not all, admittedly) by blacks and browns, and the news stays on the crime pages of the newspapers, or in local newspapers. It rarely gets onto TV news.

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The self-designated “elite” maskless, while the serving staff and bodyguard staff are masked. There have been many recent clips and films exposing the double-standard. This is not a small or petty point. It goes to the heart of the facemask nonsense and, indeed, the whole “panicdemic”. Social control using both law and applied psychology on a mass scale.

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Royal Navy loses its way


So the Royal Navy, the inheritor of the legends of Drake, Raleigh, Nelson, Captain Cook, Trafalgar, Jutland, the River Plate, the Bismarck, the Battle of the Atlantic etc, now has to turn to Israel to train its people?! Shameful…

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_Navy.

Jewish terrorism in the UK of the 1960s

I see that a Jewish scribbler who writes for, inter alia, the Daily Mail, seems to be enthusiastic about the Jewish thugs and other criminals who were part of the “62 Group”, formed in 1962 to attack the meetings of, but not exclusively, Colin Jordan. They also attacked social-national people caught alone in the streets etc.

The “62 Group” was modelled on the equally-thuggish “43 Group” of the mid-1940s.

It is, as bank managers say, “disappointing” to see the BBC make a drama series, Ridley Road, glorifying such criminals; disappointing but not surprising, as infested as the BBC now is.

I have not yet seen the TV drama in question, but I imagine that it is very cardboard cut-out, with the Jews all wonderful, brave, daring etc, and the social-national people largely unpleasant (and, of course, “wrong”) etc…

Here are the tweets I saw today:

[late update: the original tweet is now invisible, because the Jewish journalist (Nicole Lampert) referred to above has locked her Twitter account, probably only temporarily]

The reply is from one Stephen Applebaum (who also sometimes trolls on Twitter under the name “@rattus2384”, and who is a fervent supporter/activist for the tiny but well-funded “Campaign Against Antisemitism” or “CAA”). His reply seems to imply, at least, an attitude impressed by the (alleged) fact (I did not know it) that the once-famous hairdresser Vidal Sassoon used knives as part of his “activity” with the “43 Group”. Very topical, with criminals stabbing people ranging from MPs to “ordinary citizens” in 2021 Britain. The Wikipedia entry for Sassoon glosses over that aspect: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidal_Sassoon.

Not everyone, though, supports vigilantes, as at least one further reply to those tweets indicates.

The “62 Group” also included such as Gerry Gable, a half-Jew who, with others, burgled the home of historian David Irving [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Irving] in 1963, and who eventually (in the late 1970s or 1980s) married (small world) a much younger half-Jewish woman, Sonia [nee Hochfelder], whom I actually met a few times in 1976, when she attended a few meetings of the League of St. George. She even had a drink with me once.

A couple of cautionary points: firstly, the Wikipedia piece about David Irving is plainly very (((biased))). Sadly, Wikipedia is rather “infested” in some parts of its output.

Secondly, re. Gerry Gable, Sonia Gable/Hochfelder and their Jewish “antifascist” Searchlight magazine (which featured me a couple of times in the 1970s, and again in 1993, I seem to recall), a Google search turns up all sorts of allegations about them which may or may not be accurate.

The 1993 mention of me in Searchlight came after I wrote a short letter to the Independent newspaper, criticizing the then-quite-new “globalism” as it affected the post-Soviet European space from the Atlantic to the Urals. I was looking for it recently via Google, now that it is clear that I have been proven right.

Those mentioned above are now either dead or aged. Sassoon died in 2012, Gable is 84, and David Irving is 83. I think that Sonia Hochfelder was about a year or two older than me, which would make her 66-68 now.

As for Colin Jordan [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Jordan], I occasionally corresponded with him in, I think, 1975 or 1976 (I think the former). He (unsurprisingly!) thought little of my proposal that he subordinate his people and resources to me (aged 18/19 at the time)… His letters came from some farmstead in Yorkshire.

Looking now at Jordan’s Wikipedia entry, I see that he only died in 2009, a fact hitherto unknown to me. I had assumed that he had died many years before, maybe in the 1980s. His longevity, like that of Glazunov, surprises, despite 85 not being terribly ancient these days. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Glazunov#Death.

Still, the ripples of those 1960s and 1970s days are still with us today. The “62 Group” may have passed into —and become a footnote to— history, but one of its Jewish toughs, Gerald Ronson [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Ronson], aged about 23 in 1962, is now (via a family trust https://ronsonfoundation.org/cst/) one of the main bankrollers for the “Community Security Trust” or “CST”, the Jewish-Zionist strongarm and snooping org, which has 90+ full-time employees and had, in 2020, an income of over £11 million: https://cst.org.uk/about-cst.

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Diary Blog, 4 October 2021

Nature, or nurture?

A 4-min clip which revives the old nature v. nurture debate.

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Starmer’s wife is Jewish and, though I have no idea what, if any, political influence she exercises, if people can ask questions about the influence exercized by the wife of the person presently posing as Prime Minister, then they can certainly do the same about the wife of the person presently heading the official (if ineffective) Opposition.

Zionist Jews and their agents were behind the removal of Corbyn as Labour leader, and his replacement by [doormat for the Jewish lobby] Starmer:

Glasman is styled “Head of Political Investigations” at the very small but well-funded and also very malicious “Campaign Against Antisemitism” or “CAA”, which is also, inter alia, involved in multiple attacks, and types of attack, upon free speech in the UK.

British“? It takes more than UK residence for a couple of generations, and a professed interest in cricket, or football, or rugby, to make an alien individual British…

As on previous similar occasions (involving either “Insulate Britain” or the Extinction Rebellion crazies), I marvel at the forbearance of the British man in the street. In other countries, these smug and malicious loonies would get well and truly stomped on.

I hope (both for their sake and for my own) that those smug bastards never try it with me. I am unhampered by much of such forbearance, and my old car is large and heavy. What’s that sound? Maybe skeletons and exoskeletons cracking…

Ridley Road

I have not seen the new BBC TV drama series Ridley Road. It was first shown yesterday. I may watch the whole thing eventually. Needless to say, my provisional view is that the BBC should not be showing glorification of Jewish thugs, gangsters and, in effect, terrorists (the “62 Group”).

Incidentally, Ridley Road is a Jewish product through and through. I was just reading (as one does!) the report in the Jewish Chronicle: https://www.thejc.com/culture/tv/ridley-road-my-passion-project-1.520894.

The Jewish Chronicle does not disguise the fact that Ridley Road is a Jewish product; au contraire, it is proud of the fact:

The series is something of a passion project cooked up between [Jewish TV producer Nicola] Shindler and Jewish actress and writer Sarah Solemani.”

Not only is Ridley Road  Shindler’s first Jewish story but it is, she believes, the first to put a Jewish family, and a Jewish heroine, and a Jewish story at the front and centre on British television.

But while the four-part series stars Tracy Ann Oberman and Samantha Spiro, it has been criticised by David Baddiel  for not making its leads Jewish actors. He pointed out: “It wouldn’t be fine for the BBC to cast like this with any other minority.”” [Jewish Chronicle]

Strange, I did not see the Jew comedian Baddiel complain when a recent TV production had Ann Boleyn, of all people, played by a black actress, and indeed one who is even American! I also never see any complaints from him —or others of his type— when Jewish actors and actresses play the roles of non-Jews… the arguably most egregious example of the latter situation was when the film Nicholas and Alexandra had Janet Suzman as the Tsaritsa Alexandra! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_and_Alexandra; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Suzman.

For me, that miscasting ruined what was otherwise quite a good film.

At least Janet Suzman was honest enough, on another occasion, to call the theatre “a white invention, a European invention.” A debatable assertion, admittedly. It depends, really, on what you call or define as “theatre”. https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/dec/08/actor-janet-suzman-criticised-calling-theatre-white-invention.

The Jewish Chronicle report can also be accessed via the tweet below:

Incredibly, the UK police actually co-operate with the Jewish snooping and strong-arm organization called “CST”! The organization here seen praising “a Jewish streetfighting movement“… They even get UK government (taxpayers’) money!

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At least one stout fellow was willing to try to power past those idiots. I suppose he did not want to be arrested for hurting or killing them.

If that poor woman were to crush a couple of the bastards with her car, she would, I believe, be acquitted (of anything) by almost any jury in the land. As for that smug white-haired bastard, who seems to be a ringleader, I should imagine that the woman stopped from getting to hospital thinks that he deserves to be hit over the head (at the very least).

I am all in favour of English politeness (I myself am often too polite to nuisances and even enemies) but there has to come a time when action must be taken.

Those clips from LBC show a society which is starting to break down. If the authorities, the police, the courts, will not keep the peace, then either the people themselves will take action (eventually), or they will call for those willing to do so to seize all power and authority.

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Is “delusion” really strong enough a word to characterize the outpouring of trash from the part-Jew, part-Levantine chancer currently posing as Prime Minister?

LBC reporter Rachel Venables says to the crazed woman interviewee that “protests work, but...”— Hello?! How do those para-terroristic “protests” “work”? They will result in not one more building being insulated. They just interfere with ordinary citizens.

That “protestor” bitch could not plausibly complain if she got a slap, or more, from the people she is impeding. To her, the woman trying to get to her aged mother in hospital is just collateral damage in a war against civilized Western society.

As for the view of that “protester” that she is fighting for the UK’s children— in fact she is doing the opposite, wanting society to start travelling back to the Stone Age. I wonder what that “protester” thinks about mass immigration (migration-invasion)? I would bet good money that she favours it… Evil creature, posing as “good”.

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—and damn the Chinese, and any others, who either shoot them or trade in ivory.

European people, but very backward.

Whatever one may think of the Queen, few would consider her to be more than average in terms of intellect. Anyway, for all her wealth, pomp and circumstance, she is ultimately just a pawn of the transnational System.

As I have frequently blogged (while I still can), this is all part of the “Great Reset” coming from 2022, the next pivotal year in the 33-year cycle.

Remember 1989? In the years before 1989, next to no-one thought that huge changes were going to happen any time soon; in and after 1989, we saw what happened, starting in 1989 itself and rolling on afterwards: the collapse of socialism worldwide, the collapse of Arab oil power (and so strategic military power), the collapse under pressure of the anti-Israel states (notably Iraq and Syria, but also Egypt, Libya etc), the globalization of the finance-capitalist economies, including services.

2022 is the next pivotal year.

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Give me a child until he is 7, and I will give you the man” [old Jesuit saying]. #GreatReplacement…

That is what should be happening to the smug nuisances of “Insulate Britain”.

Where are the police, anyway, in clearing the UK’s roads? Surely they cannot all be busy pandering to Jewish nuisances complaining about online criticism?

I have never understood (or rather, only understood in more recent years) why the UK Government pandered to Sinn Fein/IRA in so many ways for so long.

For one thing, from Washington, or Langley, the UK is but part of the European space, with Northern Ireland a far smaller and less important piece of the jigsaw. The USA was facing the Warsaw Pact and Comecon in the 1970s, 1980s, and its priority was to keep Western and part of Central Europe onside, and in NATO. The UK government had to humour the USA “ally”.

Then you had the Irish lobby in the USA, not so influential at the State Department or in the CIA, but very influential in Congress.

The ignorance-level among many American “Irish” was huge. I myself recall that, in early 1990s New Jersey and New York City. The only sensible fellow was the owner of the old and famous McSorley’s Old Ale House, where I occasionally drank a few afternoon beers c.1990. The owner once or twice chatted with me. He fished in Ireland every year, and was not the kind of “Irish” American who thought that the UK was at war with the Republic of Ireland (many others did!).

[McSorley’s: painting of 1912 by Sloan; in 1992 it was much the same]

Reverting to Northern Ireland, there was also the point that the UK government policy was to keep the Catholic/Republican population quiet. So government jobs were created in Belfast and Londonderry/Derry, social security was paid out almost no questions asked (even Gerry Adams, the Sinn Fein/IRA chief in Belfast, got the dole!), and public housing was improved greatly.

There was never a serious attempt to suppress rebellion, in the Soviet way.

At the same time, many UK mainstream journalists were sympathetic to the IRA in the early 1970s.

All of the above (except my digression re. McSorley’s pub), eventually led to the peace accords of 1998. A further aspect was the growing demographic strength of the Catholic/Republican community, which comprised about 30% of the population in 1970, but greater in 1998 (and about 40% now).

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[painting by Levitan]

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See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/08/16/the-extinction-rebellion-levellers/

At last!

There may be a head of political steam building up in England. Not yet enough, but in 2022/2023, maybe. That will give us our chance. If we seize it, then…

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Hummingbird rescue

Nice short film:

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Diary Blog, 3 October 2021

Greta Nut commentary

Interesting discussion and interview with “cancelled” (msm-censored) historian, David Starkey.

I had better not say what I think of Greta Thunberg, or what might happen in an ideal world. We do not have freedom of expression any more in the UK. I have blogged about her, though, including this from two years ago: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/09/29/greta-thunberg-system-approved-wunderkind/.

If Greta Thunberg did not exist, it would be necessary for the international conspiracy to invent her. Oh, no, wait…

Another interesting video

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I did not know that that trial had started; if it has concluded, I have seen no report of it. As of today, she is still tweeting:

I hope that the Welsh teaching contingent teach the children of Wales how much better Africa was when Europeans ruled most of it. Especially between 1945 and until European colonies ceased to exist in the 1960s and 1970s. I doubt that that will be taught, though…

Claudia Webbe is ignorant, and as thick as two short planks.

The voters of Leicester East have been unfortunate. First the corrupt and sleazy Indian, Keith Vaz, and now this thick waste of space. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leicester_East_(UK_Parliament_constituency)#Elections_in_the_2010s.

If people never speak, they cannot spread “subversive” ideas such as free speech, freedom of expression, or the idea that Europe would be far better without (((certain elements))).

I rather like the tweets of @EternalEnglish. I urge any readers with Twitter accounts to follow that account while they can, before (((the usual suspects))) have it expunged. I might not agree with all of what he says, but, adapting the lyrics of “Meatloaf”, “nine out of ten ain’t bad”.

When I was a barrister practising from chambers in Exeter (2002-2008), I had contact with some of the Devon (and East Cornwall) hunting/shooting country set. Not necessarily “bad people”, but not particularly “good” either. Overall, just rather backward in terms of attitude, I should say.

Facemask nonsense

(Q: is “laughter the best medicine”?)

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I am no medic, but there has been, from the start, something not right about the whole System narrative around the Covid-19 “panicdemic”.

First of all, in early 2020, we were told that this was something almost akin to the 1970s British TV series, Survivors (no relation to the funny Alison Chabloz banned song of the same name): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivors_(1975_TV_series); incidentally, writing this, I notice that Survivors was remade in 2008, still with the same idea, i.e. that a Chinese lab releases a deadly virus, which spreads worldwide, changing everything…makes you think.

So, anyway, we were all thoroughly frightened in early 2020. However, measures such as the facemask nonsense were not implemented in the UK for about another 7 months. In some parts of Europe, notably Sweden, there was no panic, no facemask nonsense, all the bars and offices stayed open, and —quelle surprise— outcomes were better than in the UK and the other panicked parts of Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Belgium etc).

Since then we have seen that, in the world as a whole (even on the very inflated and misapplied statistics used), maybe 5 million people have died of or, rather, with “the virus”, which figure sounds huge but is out of 8 BILLION people. In other words, roughly one person out of every 1,800.

In fact, most of the deceased had other life-threatening problems anyway, many have been very aged (thus with low immunity), and many have become part of the death-statistics simply because they had (unreliable) positive tests for “the virus” up to a month prior to their death (which might even have been in a car accident). Absurd.

The UK is now going to be hit with poverty and restriction thanks to the policies applied for nearly two years by part-Jew chancer “Boris” and Indian “clever boy” Rishi Sunak. Pensioners are going to be hit as far as they can be without alienating their mainly pro-Conservative Party votes entirely; taxes overall will be increased by stealth as far as possible.

Huge amounts that could have been spent improving infrastructure and/or the environment have been just squandered on nothing much, squandered for no reason.

The crazed “furlough” payments and other policies did not come free of charge, though the masses probably, in fact clearly, assumed that they did.

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Interesting. Even less favourable than I would have assumed. A small sample, though.

A far larger sample than with the previous tweets, but once you adjust for the inbuilt Remainer bias on Twitter, the result is, in reality, probably not far off 50-50 again.

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Keep chucking a few msm crumbs at Ash Sarkar and her cohorts, and the System will have no trouble from them, none at all. Give her a regular TV slot, and she will say (and probably do) almost anything…

See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/01/disordered-and-infantile-people/.

Meanwhile, and while free speech in the UK is being destroyed by, mainly, Jew-Zionists, the BBC has seen fit to make a TV drama series, Ridley Road, portraying Jew terrorists, gangsters, and other thugs of the 1960s, as heroes.

Britain: the view from New York

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A girl I once knew had a Jamaican record, the lyrics of which went something like “Execute de corruptors!“…

Perhaps it is the right time to supply a few links about Mosley, to redress the imbalance caused by (((the usual))) BBC and other msm propaganda: https://www.oswaldmosley.com/; https://www.sanctuarypress.com/; https://www.sanctuarypress.com/bookshop/civilization-as-divine-superman/; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswald_Mosley.

Possible, yes. Also very short-lived.

As Labour is now, its only hope of office is to get within about 50-60 seats of a Commons majority, and then to make a compact of some sort with the SNP and its MPs (numbering, at present, 45). However, the SNP would only make such a compact on the firm understanding of an early Indyref Mark 2. If that were to happen, and if, then, the SNP won such a second “indyref”, then the UK would break up, the SNP would no longer be in the Commons at all, and Labour as a party of government would be history.

Good point from Hitchens here. The point is valid also in respect of the Second World War. In the UK, great strides were being made in the 1930s in the areas of town planning, housing etc; the Depression poverty of the North was certainly not replicated in the South of England, generally speaking, certainly not in the late 1930s. The War spoiled much of the good that was happening. Britain only started to recover from its pyrrhic victory from or after 1955.

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Diary Blog, 24 September 2020


Many complain about the Jewish lobby bias on some topics covered in Wikipedia. This is why— Jews recruited to censor articles and distort both current events and history:

Expect Wikipedia to be even more pro-Zionist from now on, its pages on many socio-political topics contaminated and distorted.

Incidentally, do not be misled: the bias goes far beyond “information about #antisemitism“, as claimed. Pages on modern and ancient history, religion, geography, biography, political organizations etc.

Wikipedia should be aware also of the fact that, in the notice above, Jews are specifically asked whether they are able to edit Wikipedia; in other words via their own private Wikipedia accounts. Wikipedia will have no idea whether an edit is honest or whether it is part of this co-ordinated campaign by a very malicious group of Zionist Jews.

Addendum: https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/war-of-words-16-august-2018

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This made me laugh:

The contemporary equivalent of the banana republic, with its cliche 99%-in-favour plebiscite.

Little Matt Hancock tries to joke his way out of one of the many absurdities of what now passes for “policy” under this toytown tyranny of an “elected” dictatorship.

Geirr Tveitt, one of Norway’s great composers, treated shabbily after 1945 because he favoured European race and culture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geirr_Tveitt

One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom-fighter…https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/right-wing-terrorism-increasing-teens-taking-part-police-neil-basu-a4554516.html

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I hope that the poor saps who criticize me occasionally on Twitter are noting how often I have been proven right since I started writing this blog nearly 4 years ago. I was blogging over a year ago, maybe longer, about how almost everyone, misled by the msm, was thinking of Boris Johnson as a strong leader-type, when his whole history shows the reverse, a weak man without ideas, principles or resilience, untrustworthy, incompetent and without leadership qualities.

An idea worthy of G.K. Chesterton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._K._Chesterton

Incredible that there are people who apparently need to ask “why was ‘lockdown’ a mistake?“, but there again, if you are fairly comfortably off, do not need (for whatever reason) to work for money, perhaps live in the country or outer suburbs and have little social life, you may not have been affected much if at all by the stupid “lockdown” imposition.

Indeed, you may have enjoyed the sense of peace and quiet as society all but shut down, as Nature reasserted itself. If you are or were in that position, your life was not much strained, assuming that you have at least some income. Deliveries of food and drink, ordered online; other shopping ordered online; books, DVDs etc. For those with higher incomes and better properties, there was always the swimming pool and tennis court in which to while away the days…and so on.

Such people can selfishly (not necessarily consciously selfishly) turn blind eyes to the shutdown of industry and commerce, to the terrible shortages affecting charities such as animal charities, among others, and to the socio-economic disaster created but which has not yet arrived (that will be in 2021-2022). They can also, perhaps, ignore the cost in pain and death of the semi-closure of the NHS, which has affected those with non-Coronavirus conditions.

Well, writing a letter or email may have some limited effect. I can only think of one fairly recent event that got the MPs off their chairs pretty excitedly, but having no wish to be bored by police nuisances at my door (again, it having happened a few times in 2017-2018), I do not think that I shall cite that event here.

Interesting video seen

Memory Lane

I hope that the readers of my blog do not object to the inclusion of some personal reminiscences. Having Saturn in Scorpio, I do tend to think back rather a lot. As the Germans say, “Ruckshau“.

I was just recalling former times, triggered by an email from someone.

 Many many years ago, I had a —now-deceased— friend, a lecturer at the language centre of the University of Westminster, who lived in the London Borough of Barnet (I think he was within that borough— North Finchley). A good fellow, a noted translator of Dostoyevsky, called Ig Avsey: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/dec/09/ignat-avsey-obituary

In the late 1980s, I occasionally stayed overnight there (on a very uncomfortable and ancient leather sofa in the drawing room, a cold room decorated with Ig’s collection of massive railway clocks). When Ig remarried in 2000 (a very unsuitable match, to a youngish Russian woman resident in Latvia), the couple came and stayed overnight at the large country house of which my wife and I had a lease, in Cornwall. That was in 2002, I think. Once was enough, to be frank! Sadly, “there’s no fool like an old fool” when it comes to women…

In fact, another person with whom I was slightly acquainted also lived in that area, not far from Ig; Gerald Brooke, who was swapped for the Krogers in 1969: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Brooke; https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/moscow-farewell-to-agent-kroger-1478278.html.
Brooke was a lecturer at the same language school (where I studied part-time for a while in the early 1980s).

Ig lived in a small close called Wolstonbury, which backed onto a golf course or land near a golf course. A strange menage. For a while, a fellow we both called “Uncle John” lived there too, a former student of Ig’s and an Oxford grad, but middle-aged and, like Ig, divorced. They always reminded me of “The Odd Couple“:

“Uncle John” was a very English person, who was still under the thumb of his ex-wife, Alla Figoff, a Leningrader by origin, and who was in fact another of my occasional teachers (Russian Conversation, I think). Alla lived in their former marital home, an apartment in Devonshire Place (in the West End), while Uncle John was living in one room at Ig’s place…and their two children were both at expensive schools paid for by Uncle John (Marlborough, I think; maybe also Bedales or Benenden, I cannot now remember).

Alla was killed, years later, in a fall from her balcony when she was full of whisky. Uncle John then met and married a very wealthy woman and resumed his place among the palatially-housed.

Ig was a good fellow, whose translations of Dostoyevsky were much-praised (one or two had, amazingly, never been translated previously, such as In the Village of Stepanchikovo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Village_of_Stepanchikovo).

Ig had been born in Latvia, his family having fled Russia during the Revolution and Civil War of 1917-1922. Fleeing Soviet forces again during the Second World War, he spent time in Germany before ending up in Britain when aged about 14, sometime around 1952.

Ig Avsey was the kind of Russian (or part-Russian: he was always rather secretive about his family) who is able to work at a project devotedly for years, without pay or plaudit; one thinks of Mitrokhin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasili_Mitrokhin.

Ig took a year’s sabbatical in order to translate The Brothers Karamazov for Penguin Classics. A decision which brought honour but was financially pretty disastrous. The year, taken on full pay with the blessing of the University, became a second year in which the University reduced his salary to half-pay, then a third on no pay at all. The money paid by the publishers did not begin to make up the shortfall. Ig was a perfectionist who wanted to get it right. For him, Dostoyevsky was the greatest of the Russian writers, I think. He would not compromise.

At the same time as Ig was translating Karamazov, at least two other translations came out, but they were little more than potboilers, produced carelessly because the market seemed to be hopeful. One even used Americanisms such as “district attorney” and “chief of police”! In pre-revolutionary Russia! In fact, Ig did consult me about a couple of odd things (to do with such designations).

The University eventually had enough of the endless absence and Ig was more or less forced into retirement. I do not think that his Penguin contract was very generous either. He was only getting pennies for each volume sold; how many pennies, I cannot recall.

Society needs people like that.

More tweets seen

So the BBC is now trying to make heroes out of the Jew thugs, gangsters and terrorists known as the “62 Group”…

The BBC is infested, contaminated.

Doctor Zhivago

Saw Doctor Zhivago for the first time in a few years; on BBC Four, the only good BBC TV station. Still a magnificent film, despite the relatively few flaws which could easily have been remedied by better pre-filming research, e.g. Communists calling non-Communists “Comrade“, which is erroneous (it would have been just by name or via the title “Citizen“).

Late music