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Diary Blog, 11 February 2021

“Thought for the day”

The Roman Empire slowly collapsed from not one but many causes. However, one was the combination of decadence, luxury, profligacy and cultural degeneration at the top of that society; another was mass immigration into Rome and Italy generally from all parts of the Empire.

There is no exact parallel with the Europe of today and the Britain of today. Close enough, though.

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Even Jews critical of Israel are now censored and sacked! In the UK! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_J._Robinson.

The Western world is now almost completely under the sway of the NWO and ZOG.

Dogs’ lives matter

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9247899/Influencer-20-sprayed-perfume-puppys-eyes-gain-followers-arrested.html

Johnson has racked up hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram and TikTok
[Not the dog…oh no, wait…]

Britain, 2021

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/boys-6-8-taking-pictures-23480337

The UK has gone almost mad, and the police sometimes seem completely mad.

Black privilege?

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/pimlico-pusher-sentenced-tesco-vauxhall-bridge-b919028.html

The incident, on May 29, 2018, began as Ms Lancaster was about to leave the Tesco store and Doris’s son was swinging on a metal bar.”

Doris [black defendant], believing [white victim] Ms Lancaster’s basket had touched her son’s head, shouted “you have met the wrong woman you white b***h”, the court heard.

She shoved Ms Lancaster inside the store, hurled racial abuse, and told her: “Watch out, watch what happens to you when you come outside”, Southwark Crown Court heard.

She then shoved Ms Lancaster on the shoulder, forcing her to stumble forward”.

Ms Lancaster, who works in the travel industry, suffered injuries to her head and knees, and was left with post-traumatic stress disorder, the court heard.

Doris, who was sentenced via videolink from her home, admitted assault by beating and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

“Darryl Cherrett, her barrister, said Doris has learning difficulties and mental health difficulties.”

She entered guilty pleas last month on the first day of her trial, with the judge agreeing for her to be sentenced remotely as she was not going to send her straight to prison.”

Sentence? A “suspended” (plus some “mental health” and “rehabilitation” bs). I wonder what a white person would have got, had the roles been reversed?

Several other aspects of that case are troubling: the judge apparently decided to give a non-custodial sentence before even having heard the full history, or any mitigation; the defendant being allowed to sit at home to be “sentenced”; the fact that this low-IQ and lunatic black woman has children at all; finally, a barrister called “Darryl” (chalk that one up to my prejudice). Well, there it is. Britain in 2021…

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In the 1980s and later, I myself would sometimes visit that market, off Edgware Road, more to walk through than buy, though I did once buy an excellent-quality 2-flask spirit set in tan leather-covered steel from a woman vending from an old suitcase (and probably without a licence). Secondhand but pristine. £10, I think. Provenance (of both flasks and woman) unknown, beyond both obviously having come from Scotland.

As I have remarked before, this is not a debate; it is a war, or the very beginnings of a war. A war of survival…

Unfortunately, but inevitably, the “big battalions” of the (ZOG) Government, Opposition, msm, and their Twitterati camp followers, have won the argument for the majority of the public mind, won not on merit but because the fear propaganda has been massive and is now embedded.

It will be a different story once people realize that they are permanently poor, marginalized, unable to travel without huge expense and convenience, corralled and controlled, and muzzled everywhere. Then, they will look desperately for a solution…and a leader.

…and to think that I thought that only Russians eat ice-cream in the street when the temperature is sub-zero! Having said that, I myself once or twice had a Baskin-Robbins cone (probably coffee-flavour…I am very much a creature of habit) in a frozen Manhattan, a long long time ago.

So it begins…

These ancient remedies and preventatives are very useful, but we must not lose completely the advanced knowledge developed over the past 500 years (much of it in the past century). If world society steps back, let it then step forward twice, and our society bounce back even if and when a short-to-medium term disaster occurs.

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I have experienced similar problems with the police a few times over the past few years, particularly in 2017 and 2018. Police who not only do not know the specific law they themselves are purporting to enforce, but are simply unwilling to be instructed by me, a former practising barrister (one wrongfully disbarred some 8 years after I ceased practice: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/) as to what the law is.

What the law is, not what stray police constables think that it is or might be, and certainly not what malicious Jew-Zionist individuals would like it to be.

I have never been to Copenhagen, but I once read somewhere that, until quite recent times (possibly 1980s), the gates of the Carlsberg brewery had Swastikas either on the gateposts or worked into the brickwork of those gateposts. Maybe the latter. I doubt that they are still there today, wherever they used to be.

Interesting claims

Leaflet from Germany claims that leading “German” politicians, including Merkel, are Jew or part-Jew:

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n.b. I myself have not researched any of the above, so can neither endorse nor dismiss the claims made.

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The journalist John Rentoul usually presents himself quite well, a political “all-seeing eye”, but I have noticed that he normally scores below me in the Saturday quiz in the i newspaper, so it may be that he is not a fount of knowledge after all.

Then take the next logical step and stop calling “holocaust” “deniers”, “deniers“. “Historians” would be OK, where appropriate, or “historical revisionists“.

Simple. Indian “clever boy” Rishi Sunak is not anything like as clever as he and the supine msm suppose or believe.

Exactly. The Government is not respected but the “Labour” “Oppositon” is just irrelevant, and is unwilling to oppose “lockdown”, the facemask nonsense etc; indeed, wants more “controls”!

Labour (label) just has nothing to offer. The fact that Keir Starmer is a puppet of the Jewish lobby (meaning Zionist lobby, Israel lobby, NWO/ZOG) is not very relevant in terms of public attitudes, because the public is mostly asleep. Jew-Zionist “control” is rather “caviar to the general”. What does sink Starmer is that (as I blogged before he even took over from Corbyn) he is as dull as ditchwater.

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Diary Blog, 6 December 2020, including thoughts about 2022, “The Great Reset”, and the 33-year cycle

As we move towards the very significant year 2022, it can be seen that the groups, cabals or “ruling circles” of the West are gearing up.

The whole “virus” and vaccines narrative has become almost hysterical. Yes, a million people have died “with” this virus (most of whom would have died anyway at or near the same time, from other conditions they had), but that is out of eight thousand million (i.e. 8 billion) human beings on the Earth. One in every eight thousand.

I do not say that “the virus” does not exist. Of course it does. Something like 50,000 have died with it in the UK, out of about 70 million inhabitants (about one death for every 1,400 people in the UK). It is a serious public health problem, but is hardly the Plague or the Black Death.

In much of the UK, the population has been basically unaffected. Anecdotally, I personally do not know a single person who has had “the virus”, let alone died from it. Indeed, as far as I know, I do not know anyone who knows anyone who has had it, even asymptomatically.

It is clear that the virus has been weaponized, across the “West” especially, meaning Europe, North America, Australasia, to corral the population into both obedience to State orders and into being injected with the vaccine(s). The fact that there is already mooted the strong possibility of compulsion or “nudge” semi-compulsion is deeply suspicious.

Leaving aside “the virus” question, we see that the System is also behind the ludicrous “Black Lives Matter” campaign. That too is tied up with large-scale movements, behind which are those same groups or “ruling circles”. The “Great Replacement” of white Europeans both in Europe and across the world. White Genocide.

The “useful idiots” here are of course the “blacks and browns” and other non-whites, as well as the pathetic”antifa” and “anti-racist” types, all used by the System as a battering ram. The blacks think that they are about to take over, whereas they are just being used by transnational tyrants as a catspaw.

Then we have the open proclamation of a “Great Reset”, as recently publicised by the World Economic Forum [WEF]. It would be interesting to get hold of some of the recent Bilderberg attendees and have a conversation with them (as they hang upside down…only joking…) to see what has been discussed therein. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilderberg_meeting; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Economic_Forum; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Halberstadt]

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[Headquarters of the World Economic Forum, near Geneva]

This is no “conspiracy theory”. It “hides” in open sight…https://www.weforum.org/great-reset/

The Covid-19 crisis, and the political, economic and social disruptions it has caused, is fundamentally changing the traditional context for decision-making…As we enter a unique window of opportunity to shape the recovery, this initiative will offer insights to help inform all those determining the future state of global relations, the direction of national economies, the priorities of societies...” [World Economic Forum].

There it is. The “ruling circles” think that “the virus” (the true origins of which are unknown) creates a wonderful opportunity to reshape the world the way they want.

The last year in that 33-year cycle was 1989. If one had to pinpoint a year in which “socialism” in various forms died, it would be 1989. After 1989, “socialism” of the old sort lost whatever credibility remained to it.

In the 1980s, in the Soviet Union, the CPSU (Communist Party) was on its last legs, legs of straw. “Perestroika” (a mere word or slogan proclaiming “rebuilding” but in fact meaning demolition of a socialist command economy) was the cry; in fact the legs of that old command economy were being cut off.

Within a few years after 1989, a pack of Jews had descended on Russia (and the other republics) and were carpetbagging on an unprecedented scale, buying whole huge industrial sectors for peanuts. Even before 1989, a few pioneer Western corporate lawyers were going to Moscow. The first one resident there was a Jew or part-Jew, UK based and whom I myself later met on a few occasions both in London and overseas.

I recall when Gorbachev, not yet officially the leader, came to London in 1984. The red carpet was quite literally rolled out for him, for example, by large Western enterprises. I saw one such carpet being laid down a day or so before his arrival (it was not shown on the TV news until he had actually been to the place, the HQ of one of the largest UK engineering companies): http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/16/newsid_2560000/2560125.stm

In other words, the “Wise Men of the West” were well aware that socialism, as such, had had its day, the socialism which their own predecessors had “injected”, via Lenin (part-Jew) and Trotsky (full Jew), into Russia.

Those Western “ruling circles” and cabals were preparing for the post-1989, post-socialist world already in 1984, and no doubt long before then.

One example: the American Jew economist, Sachs, first advised the Polish Government in 1989, then moved on to the Soviet Union a couple of years later, as it died, promoting a “capitalism in 100 days” concept. This was partly carried out under Yeltsin and his clique. Millions died (quietly…most were pensioners) of malnutrition and whatever else as the economy tanked. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Sachs#Advising_in_post-communist_economies

Across Western and Central Europe, parties formerly at least notionally “social-democratic” if not “socialist” either fell or became finance-capitalist in all but label or presentation. In the UK, the Labour Party abandoned its commitment to a form of socialism by 1995 (though substituting a form of meaningless “communitarian” words): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clause_IV. There was never a serious attempt to revive Clause 4, even under Corbyn.

The overall point that I am making is that 1989 was the pivotal year, though significant events happened both before and after that year. The death of socialism.

Other manifestations included the fall of the Berlin Wall (also 1989) and with it the DDR system of not only government but also society. As in most of Eastern and Central Europe, the DDR socialist regime simply gave up.

Yes, there are a few “socialist” states still around: Cuba, North Korea etc. They have as little significance as the surviving hunter-gatherer tribes of the Arctic, Australia or Latin America.

Since 1989, the prevailing ideology worldwide has been finance-capitalism, but a finance-capitalism permeated by globalism.

The New World Order was the cabals’ and cliques’ label then, openly proclaimed by President Bush (snr.) in 1990: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_world_order_(politics); https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_world_order_(politics)#Post-Cold_War_%22new_world_order%22; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_World_Order_(conspiracy_theory)

[the obverse side of the Great Seal of the United States]

The next world-historic year will be 2022. We can see the Western cabals preparing for it: the removal of free expression or free speech, especially online (which has developed entirely since 1989), the fake communitarianism, the push to (start to) eliminate the white European peoples completely, by race-mixing, by intimidation, but mostly by propaganda and brainwashing, starting at the school and even pre-school level; the normalization of mixed-race couples and mixed-race offspring etc.

The NWO cabals thought that their work would be more successful than it has been. The 1989-2022 plan was partly derailed by at least two major trends; the first was the unexpected revival of Russian national spirit, meaning patriotism, culture, political will under Putin (for all his flaws), and military might (which is still growing).

The second impediment to the New World Order [NWO] in the 1989-2022 period was the upsurge in Arab/Muslim military and paramilitary activity, from the more terroristic in the West to the outright war of the “ISIS” barbarians in the Middle East.

Those two factors slowed the progress of the NWO. We see now, as 2022 approaches, that both are blocked or weakened: Russia weakened by economic sanctions, and the various forms of Arab/Muslim upsurge or resistance running out of steam, or crumbling. For example, the Gulf states, I think Jordan too, either have or will soon have given official recognition to the Israeli state. That may only have formalized previous unofficial ties, but the timing is significant.

The previous years in the cycle have all been very important: 1989, 1956, 1923, for example.

The necessity now is for Europe itself to recover its racial and cultural memory.

Lighter fare: ducks changing their minds…

Peter Hitchens

Worth reading: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-9021775/PETER-HITCHENS-20-years-time-Eton-just-pricey-Bog-Lane-comprehensive.html

Ursula Haverbeck

An English-language interview given in 2015 by Ursula Haverbeck, the political prisoner just sentenced to a further year in prison at the age of 92…

https://altcensored.com/watch?v=n0Hcir6_RBY

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In the UK too. People are being softened up for huge standard-of-living falls, under cover of “the virus”, when 90% of the problem has been caused by the Government measures. Hundreds of billions are being thrown away by Rishi Sunak and Boris-idiot, yet already we see one billion shaven off the railways support.

It’s all connected with “The Great Reset” etc.

Good point. If Corbyn was no good electorally, was Miliband better? Brown?

Rachel Reeves, 2010-2015, parrotted the same line as David Cameron-Levita (remember that little bastard?) and George Osborne, more or less. They all belong to Friends of Israel…Oh, wait…

How absolutely typical of “them”. The Jew-Zionists always want “apology” for non-existent “wrongs”. That way they completely crush their victims spiritually, making them into craven doormats who can be then simply swept away without anyone noticing or caring.

Labour failed to win the 2019 General Election partly because, every day after Corbyn became leader, the Jew-Zionist element in the newspapers, on TV, on radio, and online were trashing not only Corbyn but also Labour.

I do not “support” Labour, as such, but if anyone is owed an apology it is the Labour membership, and it is owed that apology by the anti-Corbyn plotters in the msm and online, and by the Jewish lobby Labour Party MPs (some now ex-MPs, and not all Jewish, incidentally), such as Margaret Hodge, Luciana Berger, Tom Watson, Joan Ryan, Anna Turley, Mary Creagh, Emma Reynolds, Ruth Smeeth, Jess Phillips, Mike Gapes, Ian Austin, John Woodcock and others.

Hitchens may be right about the teaching; after all, Eton even has its own orchestra with full-time conductor, and teaching staff have included such as John le Carre (David Cornwell), but the connections are the main reason why Old Etonians flourish.

Enemies of free speech

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/countering-radical-right/will-online-takedowns-defeat-offline-radical-right/

That article was written in 2019 by one Cristina Ariza, full name Cristina Ariza Cerezo, an analyst at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Blair_Institute_for_Global_Change; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Blair_Institute_for_Global_Change#Funding], and before that an “intern” at a number of places, including the pro-NWO, pro-“interventionist”, pro-Israel “think tank”/pressure group known as the Henry Jackson Society [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Jackson_Society]; and before that at Quilliam, the once UK-Government-funded “think tank” (or whatever); https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quilliam_(think_tank). She started, however, as “intern” in the domestic intelligence part of the paramilitary Guardia Civil in her native Spain, after which she was in the Ministry of Defence in Madrid: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/cristinaarizacerezo

The above-linked article starts with the evident assumption that so-called “radical right” persons and organizations have to be smothered. That is the aim. Method? To “deplatform” them (eg on YouTube or elsewhere) while also taking unspecified other measures.

Not a hint in that article about the importance of free expresson on socio-political topics, not a hint that the Western “democracy” her organization supposedly supports should be open to non-System voices. Well, after all, the writer does come from the country where the Inquisition reached its most extreme level and where, more recently, the leaders of Catalan independence were sentenced, mostly in absentia, to long terms of imprisonment for dissidence.

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Look at how far Africa has fallen since it was under European rule…

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Diary Blog, 25-26 November 2020

Late at night, 25 November 2020

Some music by Atterberg, a Swedish composer all but unknown to the public of Britain, and in his native Sweden very much sidelined after 1945 because of his cultural and spiritual ties to the Reich.

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

Rather obscure, and unjustly so.

Here is his darkly romantic Piano Concerto:

A breathing test

I managed it without difficulty, though I know that my lung capacity must be a fraction of what it was 20-40 years ago when I could —and did— swim a mile, or a couple of miles, every couple of days, and had been known to swim several miles of open sea and then haul myself up several feet onto the deck of a motor yacht (without a ladder— very awkward and slippery, but it had to be done).

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I myself have of course blogged about this in the past: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/12/10/tv-ads-and-soaps-are-the-propaganda-preferred-by-the-system-in-the-uk/

The Black and White Minstrel Show and similar is “cultural appropriation”, apparently (despite the fact that “blacking up” was invented by non-blacks), but black actors and actresses can play white people from history, such as (absurdly) Ann Boleyn!

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

https://nationalvanguard.org/2018/04/on-jordan-cuck-peterson-white-identity-and-the-jewish-problem/

Will no-one rid me of this troublesome clown (Johnson)?

Peter Hitchens sees (surely correctly) the incompetence of governments, but fails to see the interpenetrating conspiracy (or “consensus” if you prefer) within and behind governments: Bilderberg, WEF, the Coudenhove Kalergi Plan, the “Great Reset”, the “Great Replacement”, “ZOG”, “NWO”, etc…

26 November 2020

I happened to see a trailer for a game show called Pointless Celebrities. The main “pointless celebrity” shown? Owen Jones! Ha ha! Am punkt! I presume that that episode was from some years ago. Does Owen Jones still count as a “celebrity”? Maybe; after all, I have no idea who most of the contemporary “celebrities” even are.

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

She may have got a prize worth a couple of thousand pounds, but now has to pay over £60,000 in costs, as well as (presumably) her own; also, to add to the merriment, the Guardian is sacking staff and reducing pay, so the future looks bleak for its scribblers.

Foreign aid is a rotten borough, just as quite a lot of the charity sector is a rotten borough. As many have said, the beneficiaries of foreign aid, often, are those who work in the sector (especially the “senior” bods), corrupt officials and politicians in the receiving country, and large Western companies, law firms etc. I saw some of that myself in respect of the former Soviet Union in the 1990s.

Charities are similar. Look at organizations such as Oxfam and Save the Children. I think that the latter was where Brendan Cox, the sex pest husband of assassinated MP Jo Cox was second in command, and had a salary of something like £200,000 a year. Someone with virtually no credible academic or other background. I seem to recall that the CEO was paid even more, around £400,000 a year. Is this what people in the UK, often poor, give their pennies for? I think not. Also, much UK government money is funnelled through such bloated organizations.

Just last week, I saw that the head of Barnardo’s, a non-white now, has launched a basically anti-British crusade against “racism” etc, using Barnardo’s funds. People do not give their pennies or leave legacy monies so that it can be wasted on trash of that sort.

Anything given to foreign aid etc via government, charities etc, is likely to be wasted. When I spent a few months in Egypt in 1998, a month of that was in the Berber oasis of Siwa: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siwa_Oasis

I often saw bags of flour on sale in the market, which bags and sacks were marked with the English words “A gift from the Danish people“! I do not imagine that Siwa received such food as aid; it is a rather prosperous place by Egyptian standards. The sacks may have come from beyond the Sahara, from Chad or elsewhere.

The Rishi Sunak statement etc

I start from the premise that the lockdown/shutdown was unnecessary, as is the facemask nonsense etc. It has done tremendous damage to the UK. Not “the virus”, but Government measures in reaction.

Having said that, “we are where we are”, in the irritating and smug phrase so beloved of “our” politicians.

Huge monies have been spent and largely wasted this year. The only saving grace is that, interest rates being very low internationally, the UK can borrow at almost no cost. That should be done to a even greater extent than at present, while the chance is there.

The devil, though, is in the detail. The monies borrowed must be used as investment for the future: well thought-out infrastructure spending, meaning railways and roads (but not without thought), as well as proper urban planning, and upgrading of the population, including radical reform of the entire educational structure.

I cannot see the point in immediate tax rises or spending cuts, both of which tend to have a depressive effect on economic resurgence.

The first thing to do, though, is to end the “lockdown” nonsense, the “tiers” of shutdown nonsense, the facemask nonsense etc. Without opening up the country again, any other measures to stimulate the economy will be a complete waste of time and effort.

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A Government of clowns headed by a part-Jew public entertainer whose jokes are now falling flat. What could go wrong?

Do I blame “Boris”? Yes, but not entirely. I also blame the MPs (both fake “Conservative” Party and equally-fake “Labour” Party). I also blame the 90,000 or so Conservative Party pensioners (almost all were pensioners) who decided to vote for “Boris” as Conservative Party leader last year. I also blame the mass media, who have pandered to the am-dram sub-Churchillian fantasies of Boris-idiot for 20 years, puffing him to the public as a “Prime Minister in Waiting”, despite his blatantly obvious unfitness.

Finally, I also blame the great but often sadly moronic British public, who have preferred, for decades, to worry about the latest news re. football, rugby, cricket, or whatever may be happening in Emmerdale or “Coronation Strasse”, rather than anything to do with the future of the UK, of Europe, of our race and culture etc.

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Political disaster maybe, but what can the British people do, when the political system is carved up between a couple of System parties with, at root, very similar policies. That’s Boris-idiot’s lifebelt, that Labour would do exactly what he is doing, or more of the same.

We live in an elected dictatorship. Not just the Conservative Party but also the other party, Labour (or, if you look wider, LibDems and SNP as well).

We need freedom.

Without vision, the people perish” [Ezekiel].

[The Bohemian Grove]

The “Fortress of the Oaks”…

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Sadly, the time has come to junk the BBC.

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Trump has pardoned a convicted ex-military officer of his acquaintance. He must now go further, and use his remaining time as President to extend Presidential pardon to all those social-national people doing hard time in Federal prison. For many, doing life sentences or long fixed terms, a pardon may be their only hope.

Do it!

Diary Blog, 9 November 2020

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Exactly. Paid “furlough”, at least if it continues for more than a few weeks (which weeks expired 6 months ago), is a crazy policy.

No one with any real idea thinks that Government money is a fixed amount of coins in a wooden chest; that is “Mrs Thatcher” economics, “housewife’s shopping basket” economics.

Having said that, continual issuance of fiat money eventually cannot be sustained. In extreme cases it leads to collapse of the currency as people cease to accept that such money has value. Such money ceases to be money at all except nominally, and just becomes worthless paper. Examples well-known include Zimbabwe under Mugabe, the 1923 German hyperinflation (1921-1923, but the slide became unstoppable in 1923), various Latin American examples too.

I myself saw, on several visits, what happened in Poland in the late 1980s as the zloty slid in value and then just collapsed vis a vis hard currencies. When I was first there, in summer 1988, the zloty already had an official rate which was many times the value of the true rate (as against the US Dollar, the only currency universally acceptable in 1980s Poland). The taxi drivers all had stickers saying “x4“, meaning that you paid 4 times what the meter showed. By the time that summer 1988 had given way to the snows of winter, the stickers read “x40“, and by early Autumn of 1989, “x200“.

I recall taking a taxi ride around part of Warsaw in late 1989. The taxi driver could not find the address, because the apartment building sought was in a small street which was not marked on any streetmaps. Eventually, he found it. The amount on the meter was large and then had to be multiplied by 200! Fortunately, I had more than enough (in British money it was worth only a few pounds). As a tip, I gave the driver a single American dollar. His face! I might as well have given him a gold bar with “Reichsbank” stamped into it! His thanks were effusive…he could not stop smiling.

At that time, the ordinary shops were almost empty of goods. Only the hard-currency “Pewex” shops had goods, mostly imported: alcohol, scents, some foodstuffs. Their customers were either black market operators or those with access to foreign currency via relatives in the USA or elsewhere. Everyone wanted dollars, and Poland had a class system of three tiers: the ruling elite, those with dollars, and the rest.

I bought little with the stack of zloty high-denomination notes in my possession. A bottle of Krupnik (a Polish drink, not bad with black coffee on the side: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krupnik), and also some vinyl records, mostly of Soviet manufacture. Cesar Franck, Taneyev, Lyapunov, Tchaikovsky, Russian folk music. I still have a couple somewhere. I think that they cost, in English money, about 20p each, if that.

By that time, late 1989, the socialist system had just more or less collapsed. The —very— new government was a Solidarity one.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_z%C5%82oty#Financial_crisis_of_1980s

Collapse of a currency means, more often than not, collapse of the political system too, eventually. Both government and currency depend on confidence.

Looking at the above exchange, both are right and both are wrong. What matters is the extent of money-creation in any given period. If Hitchens is too much of the “Thatcher’s shopping basket”, then his interlocutor is too blase by far. Yes, the UK has been mightily indebted in the past, and to some extent that is a fiction, just as money (whether coins, notes or displays on computer screens) is a fiction or accepted reality. There is some effect or price to pay though, eventually, though it can be minimized by stretching things out for years or centuries.

People often talk about how Britain was in a poor state in terms of public finance after WW2 and by reason of that unnecessary war, yet established the NHS etc.

True, the UK established the NHS and kept an Empire/Commonwealth going, but as Correlli Barnet pointed out, Britain had resources enough to do one or possibly two things (global power status and a Welfare State), but tried to do both and also to modernize its industry. It could not do all three, despite the 1960s/1970s development of North Sea Oil.

“WW2” rationing did not end, along with the War, in 1945; it carried on, at first stricter but then lessening, until 1954, and even slightly longer in some respects! Rishi Sunak has more to play with, but not an unlimited amount.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rationing_in_the_United_Kingdom#Second_World_War_1939%E2%80%931945; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rationing_in_the_United_Kingdom#Post-Second_World_War_1945-1954

The Sussex toytown police as poundland KGB.

“We are all Spartacus!”…

Ha ha! Brilliant!

Typical 2020 Plod. “Unacceptable”, “racial” etc. Brainwashed by Common Purpose and/or other “diversity” “training”. Unable to think for themselves.

Yes, because the gym owner is defying the “advice” or “rules” laid down by government decree and posing as valid law. The police are now a State militia and politically-correct poundland KGB.

Look at and listen to that little police drone! This is akin to what the Roundhead soldiery did in the days of Cromwell.

(the victim should stop wittering about how she is “under Common Law“, though. That is just silly.)

Only a matter of time?…

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Stray thoughts

I thought that the “young” (eg aged 18-24) were supine, but looking around in the local town and local supermarket a mile or so away from my humble home, I see that many of the worst kow-tow-ers are members of the older generation (70+ or 80+), wearing their facemasks and muzzles even in the open air, as if to say, “look Mr. Government, look Mr. Policeman, I am compliant!

If they are so worried and think (wrongly) that a cloth face-muzzle will protect them, then why take the (non-existent) risk? Why not stay indoors where I cannot see your pathetic mugs?

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Laura Towler is quite right. In fact my own (maternal-side) grandfather fought in WW2 (really fought: he was at Dunkirk and later in Burma). I doubt that he would think much of the Britain of today (he died in 1970, when the decadence and evil of multikulti Britain was but in its early stages).

Many UK and US troops were shocked at the destruction wrought by RAF and USAAF bombing in Germany, as was my father in law (himself a WW2 officer of Bomber Command, and who had to bomb Germany on many occasions).

As for Stuchbery, I have blogged about him before…https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/a-few-words-about-mike-stuchbery/.

No point in interacting with that sort of individual.

As if a few hundred or thousand Indo-Paks (in a UK population of 40M-50M then), would “get Britain moving“! Also, the mill towns in the North already had skilled workers…you know, English workers…

In the 1920s and early 1930s, the NSDAP always said that a Communist was a potential National Socialist, but today, in 2020 Britain, we of social nationalism would not want the “antifa” and similar idiots anyway, because they are idiotic, badly-informed and generally useless.

The Guardian

Apparently, the Guardian newspaper is on the brink of insolvency and is cutting more staff. In a way, I shall be sorry to see it go, when it goes, if only because at least it has sub-editors, or others who can spell and/or have some basic education (compare the wannabee “journalists” used by the Daily Mail and other online news outlets).

On the other hand, it has supported mass immigration and the Jewish lobby as far back as I can recall, so goodbyee, don’t cryee…

What’s good for the goose

I noticed a few pro-“antifa” drones whining on Twitter because an account was briefly disciplined by Twitter staff for using the word “redneck“. Well, “redneck” was preceded by other terms long ago, “nigger” and others among them. “What goes around comes around”, as the Americans say.

More widely, these “useful idiots” of the Jewish-Zionist lobby or ZOG/NWO cabal(s) cannot see that, once they have served their purpose, they will go the same way as those they have hounded or weaselled off Twitter and other platforms.

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9 November 1923

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

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Meine Ehre heisst Treue

Final thought for today

A US President has an unfettered jurisdiction and power to apply the prerogative of mercy, that is to pardon anyone. Trump could, at any time up to his last minute in office, pardon anyone. If he wanted to, he could pardon all the social nationalists etc who have been serving hard time in Federal prison, many of them for years.

Just “a thought out of season”…

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Diary Blog, 7 November 2020

“Virus” infections tail off before “lockdown” (shutdown)

So infections are apparently declining in number across much of the country, and were declining days ago, in other words before the second national “lockdown” (ruinous shutdown) of society even started.

Will this wake up the “lockdown” and facemask zealots? I doubt it. As for the Government, it cannot admit that the measures are useless or even counter-productive…

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The (((Guardian))) goes full globalist and finance-capitalist.

Of course, the “mad psychiatrist” is a cliche, but there is often a kernel of truth in cliches, of course. In this case, the doctor in question seems to imagine that most shops are open ( they are not) and that most people are not masked (I should hope not; the facemask nonsense is only mandated, by the —probably invalid— law, inside shops etc).

The above tweet is actually the true voice of the Twitter pseudo-intelligentsia. Begging to be controlled, and wishing full control upon a cowed population; wanting everyone to be miserable and dependent; also, either ignorant or uncaring of the damage to the economy (which will eventually have its effect on pay, State benefits, services, infrastructure). A typical Twitter virtue-signaller.

Indeed. Neither is that urge to exert petty power confined to the police. All the heretofore gophers and wage slaves such as receptionists, supermarket cashiers, shop staff generally, have been rather enjoying their (presumed, assumed) power to tell visitors to adjust their masks, stand back etc. Some stray idiots started to tell complete strangers they encountered, or who were nearby, to do so! I see less of that now, compared to a few months ago, probably because the mask zealots got barked at a few times by freedom-fighters or dissidents (like me!)…

Hypocrite Stuchbery (who has repeatedly called for those with whom he disagrees or of whom he disapproves to be punched, taken down, taken out, have their skulls crushed in etc). Of course, Stuchbery always does his “antifa” and pro-Jew lobby cheerleading from a very safe distance…and see: https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/a-few-words-about-mike-stuchbery/.

Raheem Kassam

Needless to say, I have little time for Raheem Kassam, another of the “alt-Right” or “alt-Lite” wastes of space (Breitbart, “Prison Planet” Watson, “Sargon of Akkad” Carl Benjamin, Katie Hopkins etc), but it is telling that Kassam’s online newspaper has now been suspended (removed) from Twitter. I was expelled, David Icke has been expelled. Many others as well.

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” [John F. Kennedy].


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Today is the 103rd anniversary of the Bolshevik seizure of power in Russia, a coup d’etat in one city of one corner of a vast empire, which flame spread like a wildfire across those huge territories. A cataclysmic and largely catastrophic event. Probably the single biggest reason why Russia does not today rule the world, or is not at least the most influential state…

The Russian Revolution, that is the real one, in early 1917, not the mainly Jewish putsch headed by Lenin in October (old-style) 1917, did not emerge from nowhere. The social inequities under Tsarism provided the fuel, then events (not Bolshevik propaganda) provided the spark that set that fuel alight.

The Bolsheviks were in fact almost an irrelevance until 1917. Their numbers seem to have been between 5,000 and 50,000 until that year. Lenin himself was not even in Russia until two months after the first or real revolution of 1917. His putsch merely took over an existing situation.

I doubt that many, in the Russia of, say, 1913 or 1914, could have predicted that the Imperial state (and society) would fall so easily and so comprehensively.

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Like Peter Finch’s deranged newsreader in the 1976 movie Network, Shelley Tasker is mad as hell and isn’t going to take it any more.

As England was pitchforked into another debilitating lockdown, she set up an amplifier on the steps of Truro Cathedral, grabbed a microphone and began telling passers-by what’s ‘really going on’ in the NHS. Within minutes she had attracted a small crowd.

Shelley has resigned in disgust from her job as a healthcare assistant at Treliske hospital and wants the world to know why.

The idea that the NHS is overrun, she said, is a pack of lies. ‘I can tell you now that at the height of the pandemic I had no work because there were no patients.

On Friday in Treliske there were three people with Covid. We’ve closed down Cornwall because three people are in hospital.’

She also claimed that patients who died from flu were being registered dishonestly as Covid victims on death certificates.

Yesterday the chief executive of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust confirmed that in the county’s main hospital there are just seven patients suffering from coronavirus, three of them in intensive care.

Yet on the strength of that minuscule number of cases, a county of 565,000 people is being shut down. Businesses are again closing their doors and many will never reopen. Cornwall, like the rest of the country, is braced for a jobs bloodbath.” [Richard Littlejohn, in the Daily Mail]

The above echoes my recent experience of having visited a small hospital in Southern England a few times and briefly. Almost deserted.

I see that Littlejohn compares the “virus” madness, and the behaviour of the police and others, and just as I did a day or two ago, to the film The Lives of Others, about people in the pre-1990 DDR (East Germany). Or does Littlejohn read my blog? (he also uses some of my typical phrasing…). Actually, quite a few journalists and MPs (etc) do read my blog.

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Beat John Rentoul again (I scored 6/10).

Well, vice-President (so far).

and, from the 2016 election…

Same old…

Anyone for coffee?…

I have had a few experiences in recent years that actually surprised me re. police, about how ignorant of the law they often are and how unwilling they are to be instructed even by me, a former barrister who appeared many times not only in the lower courts (magistrates’ courts, Crown Court, County Court) but also in the High Court.

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Diary Blog, 24 October 2020

The madness continues

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12999800/asylum-seeker-pupil-coventry-school/

More English than the English

Happened to hear on radio the plummy voice of a “Conservative” MP, and for the past months the Minister for International Trade, which turned out to be that of a Sri Lankan/Indian, albeit born in London, called Ranil Jayawardena [Con, North East Hampshire]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranil_Jayawardena. The constituency is one of the safest Conservative Party seats in the UK.

From where the plummy voice, though? Not from his local comprehensive school, which he attended before attending a nearby sixth-form college. The London School of Economics? Doubtful. He was then at Lloyds Banking Group, where he worked for several years until elected as MP in 2015.

Looking at the way things are going, wih Rishi Sunak talked about (puffed in the msm) as the next Prime Minister, it may be that, in the Commons as elsewhere, the real British people are being completely sidelined; marginalized. Outbred by the non-whites, as well. White Genocide.

“The Great Replacement”. No mere “conspiracy theory”. It’s happening. Just look around you.

Animal welfare

Even a rotten government does a few things right. Good to see that the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill, a private member’s bill, providing for a max of 5 years’ imprisonment (in place of the present 6 months) has survived its Second Reading in the Commons, with Government support, and is likely to become law by early 2021. https://www.bridportnews.co.uk/news/18815650.chris-loder-inspired-push-animal-welfare-sentencing-bill-pet-dog/

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There was more support (29%) for the claim that there is “a single group of people who secretly control events and rule the world together” regardless of who is in government. This was believed by 42% of 25- to 34-year-olds.” [The Guardian]

Perhaps that 42% is largely right…

The Jew behind Rishi Sunak

https://www.tatler.com/article/who-is-cass-horowitz-rishi-sunak-special-advisor-social-media-guru

Pathetic

A couple wearing a visor and a mask to fend off the coronavirus go shopping in Knighton, a town that sits on the border between England and Wales, earlier this week
[an elderly couple in Knighton, in the Welsh Marches]

A rainswept Welsh hill town, in the open air, few if any others around, and a poor old couple who have evidently been scared out of their skins by the “virus” fear propaganda.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8873731/Focus-group-reveals-voters-despairing-coronavirus-lockdown-measures.html

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“Long live freedom!”…oh, no…wait…

I recall an interview, on British TV in the mid 1970s, with Lindsay, the Mayor of New York in the 1960s and early 1970s, and conducted by either Michael Parkinson or David Frost. Lindsay said that he had been able to walk around in Manhattan, alone and unmolested (at first), until the atmosphere changed in the early 1970s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lindsay#Mayoralty; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lindsay.

Apropos of nothing much…

In looking up the Wikipedia entry for John Lindsay (see above), I saw that he attended a very “elite” school in New Hampshire, St. Paul’s: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Paul%27s_School_(New_Hampshire). What struck me particularly was the amount of land that the school has: 2,000 acres! Also, 118 teaching staff, yet only 539 students. Eat your heart out, Eton, Harrow and Winchester! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Paul%27s_School_(New_Hampshire)#Facilities.

[above: The Sheldon Building, St. Paul’s School, New Hampshire, USA, in winter]
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[above: the Sheldon Building, St. Paul’s School, New Hampshire, USA, in summer]

Impressive. Sadly, even the Garden of Eden fell prey to decadence…https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/03/st-pauls-owen-labrie-rape-trial.

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Professor Ferguson again! He has not even the grace to shut up, not even now! A serial fantasist. Stalin would have had him shot, and rightly so. So where will the professor spend Christmas? Breaking “the rules” again with his married “ho”?

Will no-one rid us of these turbulent “experts”?

Also, why does BBC Radio 4 Today Programme give this Ferguson charlatan airtime, and thus spurious credibility?

Amazing.

For that, abstention is not enough. For that, one needs a new party and/or movement, and/or a new army and/or other “boots on the ground”…

The “virus” hysteria is instructive for those who wonder how it was that the Inquisition could hunt down heretics, or the NKVD hunt down anti-Soviet dissidents (often imagined).

Good grief!

Boris-idiot and his clowns have now imposed something not far off martial law in the North! https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/10/24/army-drafted-help-covid-response-tier-3-areas-combat-second/

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You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows…

Oh, that’s clever: just when the pubs, cafes and restaurants are on their knees by reason of the stupid “lockdown”/shutdown and social distancing policies, hit them hard in the one thing they can do to make any money, i.e. serve customersin the open air! Is this more government and local government incompetence, or some kind of sinister plan to deliberately smash everything?

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Diary Blog, 25 September 2020, including thoughts about the SNP and about the encroaching police state in the UK generally

An important article on liberty in the West

https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/october-2020/democracy-muzzled/

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So far, the msm is promoting Indian “clever boy” Rishi Sunak for his largesse with public funds and his schemes to somehow keep large parts of the poisoned economy alive. In fact, it is telling that several Conservative Party MPs have coyly implied that Sunak would be better at being PM than irrelevant poseur Boris-idiot.

“Boris” is like a faded entertainer whose jokes are now falling flat and who, having been a major draw, is reduced to treading the boards in the provinces. While Sunak was expounding his rather underwhelming ideas and new policies in the Commons, “Boris” was inspecting police recruits at some place in East Anglia.

Not so sure about the “great“, but the article in question is important at this time, and Hitchens himself is at least willing to see what is happening, as many in the msm either turn a blind eye or fall in behind the System.

SNP

The SNP is a phenomenon. A faux-“nationalist” party which has succeeded in gaining power not because of its own merits but because there was nothing much opposing it.

The SNP [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_National_Party] was founded in 1934, but only had its first MP elected in 1967. It increased representation to 7, then 11, in the febrile political conditions of 1974 (also the time when North Sea Oil https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Sea_oil came to the forefront of public attention). [it’s different now: the cost of production is higher than the price of the oil produced in 2020].

The Scottish public was sold the idea that much of Britain’s North Sea oil was really Scotland’s North Sea oil…a doubtful (though not completely implausible) proposition, looking at the geography and the Law of the Sea as it applies to Exclusive Economic Zones [EEZs]:

The Scottish seats at Westminster then numbered 71, later increased to 72 but reduced from 2005 to 59. The SNP’s 11 MPs in 1974 remained the high-water mark until the SNP’s huge breakthrough in 2015, when the SNP under Nicola Sturgeon suddenly had 56 out of those 59. In 2010, the SNP had had elected only 6 MPs.

After decline to 35 MPs in 2017, the SNP (as I predicted) surged again to 48 MPs in 2019.

In fact, the apparent landslide does not reflect the views of the public very well. FPTP voting distortion. Even in 2015, when the SNP got 56 out of 59 Westminster seats, its vote-share was no more than 50%. In 2019, that was only 45%, yet the SNP has 48 out of 59 seats.

The SNP rose up for several reasons. Firstly because “it was there”; it existed. People cannot vote for a party that does not exist.

Secondly, the Scottish Labour Party, so long dominant, collapsed after years of complacency and corruption. The name that comes to mind is that of Jim Murphy, a complete System puppet. He got his first “real job”(sort-of…working for Scottish Labour!) at the age of 30! He had been a student for 12-13 years without even managing to get a degree!

Jim Murphy [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Murphy#Post-parliament_career] hit all the buttons: a doormat for the Jewish lobby [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Murphy#Post-parliament_career]; an expenses cheat and freeloader [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Murphy#Expenses], who claimed over £1M from 2001-2010; a rubberstamp for Blair and Brown. Murphy later (from 2016) became a salaried “gopher” for Tony Blair and still seems to be one.

The Murphy fiasco was symptomatic of a party totally out of touch. It had thrown away “socialism” in stages after 1990; by the time Murphy became leader in 2014, Scottish Labour stood for almost nothing but the Union with England, as well as a continuation of a failed society and economy.

Murphy was followed by Kezia Dugdale [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kezia_Dugdale], another one who, like Murphy, had never had an outside job. Generally useless.

Scottish Labour has had three more leaders since 2015, none of which has troubled national attention.

Scottish Labour (until 1994 simply part of the —UK— Labour Party) had been first-placed in Scotland in all general elections from 1922. The party was only placed second in 2015, third in 2017 and fourth in 2019. A stunning collapse. The popular vote share fell from 42% in 2010 to 18.6% in 2019. 41 MPs out of 59 in 2010, 1 MP in 2015, briefly 7 MPs in 2017, only to fall back to 1 MP in 2019.

It might be objected that Scottish Labour can still come back. I cannot see how. Recent surveys indicate that, as with Conservative Party support in England, Scottish Labour Party voters are mostly elderly people. A diminishing asset.

In the Scottish Parliament too, Scottish Labour has steadily declined, from 56 seats out of 129 in 1999 to 24 in 2016. The SNP currently has 63 MSPs.

What about the other Scottish parties? The Scottish LibDems now have 4 Westminster MPs out of 59 (11 in 2019, and 1 in 2015); in the Scottish Parliament, another steady decline, 17 out of 129 in 1999, 5 out of 129 now (2016 election).

The Scottish Conservatives declined steadily from 1955 to 1997 (no MPs at all were elected in 1997, and the party then had only one until 2017, when 13 were elected); presently, the Conservatives hold 6 Westminster seats out of 59. The Scottish Conservatives have increased their Holyrood representation: 18 MSPs in 1999, 15 in 2011, but 31 out of 129 in 2016.

The pattern is clear overall. The SNP came up in the 2010-2015 period because the other main parties were seen as declining entities with little to offer. The SNP may now be a fake “nationalist” elected dictatorship North of the Border, and rather incompetent to boot, but there is no obvious sign of challenge as far as Westminster elections are concerned.

In England, we see that Labour has floundered, that the Conservative Party is disastrous (too) and “won” in 2019 by default, with the LibDems on their last legs, but what does not exist in England (or Wales) is any semblance of a new or insurgent and upcoming party.

In Wales, Plaid Cymru is hampered not only because it is not really “nationalist”, but because Wales would be a very very poor little land had it to pay for itself as an “independent” state. Indeed, there is every chance that the Welsh economy will submerge further in 2020 and 2021.

In England proper, there is no real social-national party at all. If one were to exist, the next few years, as the economy crashes, as Brexit is mishandled and ruined, and as mass immigration continues, could be the years of triumph.

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In fact, others did speak out, but they were, like me, not msm-approved scribblers and talking heads. I do not even have a Twitter account (a pack of Jews had Twitter expel me in 2018).

Good point. In fact, look at the societies or states in the world that are effectively all black: Liberia; Sierra Leone; Haiti, Congo, Nigeria (etc). Not places where many white (or black) people would want to live. Indeed, compare the two sides of the island of Hispaniola: on the one side, the Dominican Republic, a black/mixed/mestizo and white state; then look at Haiti, an almost entirely black state…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hispaniola#Ethnic_composition; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hispaniola; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_Republic; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiti

Generally speaking, the higher the proportion of European or European-ancestry people that exists in any given country, the better, overall, that country is.

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Robert Jenrick

That corrupt little pissant, Robert Jenrick, is in the news again, and as before for the wrong reasons:

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Oh, what a surprise. Not. I have been raging against Boris-idiot for about 10 or more years, on Twitter since 2011 and in this blog since late 2016. My influence as yet is small, and it has felt at times like a hopeless struggle against the msm talking heads and scribblers, who have been pushing this completely unfitted vanity machine for about two decades. In fact, the unmerited “triumph” of “Boris” shows how powerful msm propaganda is when it comes to “the moronic masses”…(cf. facemasks and “Coronavirus” fear propaganda in general).

Talking of “the moronic masses”…here we have a British population which, faced with an epidemic that, in the UK, has killed about 1 in 2,000 of the population (and worldwide, about 1 in 8,000), has allowed itself to be scared to death. The majority, or at least about half, of the population seem to want to be locked in their homes, forced to wear facemask muzzles, prevented from going out or going anywhere much, so long as the State funnels some more money their way. As Shakespeare might say, “ay, there’s the rub“, for that money is, ultimately, the resource available by reason of a functioning economy.

No economy = no money. Not immediately. The Government can borrow, and is borrowing. At present, at advantageous rates. Borrowing to invest in people and projects is often good as a policy; to borrow merely to sustain a failing range of industries and companies, or to pay people’s bills, is not a good policy, and will be disastrous in the end.

Ha ha! Fanatical UK-based Jews think that they can hound their critics worldwide! In most countries, the repressive laws of the UK are not replicated, and in some (eg USA) there are safeguards for free speech.

The “Campaign Against Antisemitism” has been making malicious allegations to Twitter, Facebook, professional bodies and police for years: https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/

Most of their contrived attempts to use the UK police as puppets have failed.

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Diary Blog, 19 September 2020, including thoughts about where “Boris” goes from here

The multikulti society continues…

https://www.hampshire.police.uk/news/hampshire/news/news/2020/september/operation-jetson–man-charged-as-part-of-investigation-into-physical-assaults-against-children/

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Looks like the rest of the country is catching up fast with long-time critics of the part-Jew public entertainer presently posing as Prime Minister.

I have been anti-“Boris” for well over a decade.

When I saw a brief part of Prime Minister’s Questions last Wednesday, “Boris” looked not so much crushed as flattened. That was not entirely because of the onslaught on him by actually rather unimpressive Angela Rayner. I think though (and last PMQs thought for the first time) that “Boris” really is, in the time-honoured phrase, now “considering his position” as Prime Minister.

As I blogged a day or two ago, “Boris” enjoyed being PM so long as it amounted to him posing as “World King” (his stated ambition when he was 8 years old). Now, he has understood that, especially in fractious times, being Prime Minister involves the storied “blood, sweat and tears”. Difficult choices and decisions. Trenchant criticism from many, including political “friends”. Nowhere to hide, most of the time. A British Prime Minister may not have to be on display as he gets dressed, unlike the Bourbon kings at their morning “levee”, but apart from that is on display most of the time.

You might think that an exhibitionist such as “Boris” would enjoy the attention which is an inevitable part of being a Prime Minister of the UK, but I apprehend that “Boris” does not like being put on the spot or questioned. Who does, actually?

Theresa May hid away as much as possible, leading to her ludicrous election speeches in 2017 to selected bunches of people in remote aircraft hangars. “Boris” has tried to hide in a fridge, in a tent, at Chequers, and elsewhere too, but his very rank now seeks him out. You cannot “work from home” as a Prime Minister. There is no home, really.

In the end, people want to be Prime Minister for one or more of several reasons: vanity; to accomplish particular things; out of a sense of duty; in order to be at the peak of executive power; malice, meaning to deny the position to others.

Boris-idiot has no ideology, no real ideas, no sense of duty, and has really only the vanity of having attained to the position, and also the sense of power, of being able to hire and fire etc.

Boris has no ideology, that much is obvious. He pretended at one time to have a kind of libertarian, “free-market”, 1960s Hong Kong-meets-Milton Friedman ideology at first; a “can-do” cartoon American self-help view of the world which indicated a total lack of self-awareness. After all, where would “Boris” be without the education (and for “education”, read “connections”) bestowed by Eton and Oxford and bought by his pushy careerist father, and family generally? Every job “Boris” messed up just led to another and another. “Boris” has never had to struggle, because family and other connections always helped him.

Any ideological sense has now left “Boris”. The one-time cartoon “libertarian” now tries to force the British people to wear facemask muzzles, to keep x-feet away from each other, to have no more than 6 people together at any one time, even at family gatherings etc. When was the last time there were such killjoy “laws” (which in fact may not even be —valid— laws)? The Second World War? The Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell?

As for free-marketism, the Boris-idiot government has prevented many businesses from operating profitably or at all, while at the same time propping up those and other businesses with public money: airlines, train companies, bus companies, restaurants, pubs, hotel chains. You name it.

All that in the name of suppressing a virus which peaked in the UK in early April of 2020, and which has been killing fewer and fewer people ever since. Yesterday, the latest figures showed about 4,000 people “testing positive” for “the virus”, most of whom showed no symptoms at all! Meanwhile, about 20 or so people died “from” (with) that virus (supposedly). 1 person dying for every 2,000 known to have the virus.

This is madness. “Boris” made the wrong call right from the start, by “locking down” (shutting down” much of the economy and almost all of our society, even churches and the House of Commons.

“Boris” was misled by the risibly misnamed “SAGE” committee (I prefer “DUMB”— Department Under Matt and Boris).

I do not blame “Boris” for making the wrong call, but I do blame him for not admitting his mistake in due time, for not stopping the “lockdown” after the first few weeks, and for not reining back the excesses of the toytown police across the country. A police state is bad, but a silly toytown police state is in some respects worse and certainly leads to a disrespect for all the institutions of society.

What are the ideas of Prime Minister “Boris”? Schoolboy fantasies of bridges across the Irish Sea, a bridge across the English Channel, of tunnels under the sea, of garden bridges across the Thames, cable-cars across the Thames (the only one that was built, but which is of little use); again, of sci-fi artificial islands, on which were to be new airports and high-tech industries. All fantasy, not thought through.

I think that I prefer the fantasies of Ludwig II of Bavaria, who at least realized some of his, leaving fairytale castles in the Alps for the wonderment of latter-day tourists. Neuschwanstein, Linderhof etc at least were built. “Boris Island”, the “Thames Garden Bridge”, the Scotland-Ireland tunnel etc, will never be.

Looking at Boris-idiot now, there is little beyond a deflated balloon. I think that, in his heart (such as it is), “Boris” knows that he is no good at being Prime Minister, and, in that heart, wants out. However, he will not want to resign in disgrace. That means that he has to keep on pretending that the “lockdown” was necessary, that the “local” lockdowns (which now cover or soon will cover much of the country) are necessary, that the fairly recent facemask-muzzling of shoppers (but not pubgoers or office workers) was and remains necessary.

“Boris” is like someone, an employee, who has bet with the money of the company and cannot leave without exposing his dishonesty and incompetence. A political Nick Leeson.

We see now that a raft of stories emerge about how “Boris” cannot live comfortably with his latest quasi-wife and latest child on the poor salary of a Prime Minister, about how crowded are their living conditions at Downing Street, how they actually have to pay something for their food and drink (!), and how they cannot even use Chequers for entertaining their friends without actually having to pay for said friends!

Can you believe it?! The bastard thinks that he cannot live easily on his salary (nearly £160,000 gross), in addition to which salary he has a free flat at Downing Street, a free country house and park at Chequers, free chauffeured transport etc.

“Boris” thinks that the public funds should pay for food and drink for himself and the “ho”, and for their friends!

This seems like a testing-the-waters for a “resigning for personal reasons”, which might include “health reasons”, i.e. that the idiot’s health has been so damaged by “the virus” that he has to step down as Prime Minister. He can then put forward a narrative such as “wounded in action” or equivalent.

No doubt he would not step down as MP, thus enabling him to keep getting the MP salary and expenses, and to scribble his cretinous rantings in the popular Press (for which he was getting £250,000+ p.a., incredibly). No doubt a book or two would also be scribbled. “My Life” and/or “My Time As Prime Minister“, “Me and the Virus” (etc).

For the first time, I thought over the past week that “Boris” might be gone within a year or so. Who then will be (“unelected”) PM, just as “Boris” was when he took over from Theresa May? Indian “clever boy” Rishi Sunak, he of the disastrous furlough payments? Somehow I doubt it. Mass unemployment, probably just around the corner, will put paid to him, probably. Another Indian, Priti Patel? Good grief! I hope not. As dense as Channel fog. What about little Matt Hancock? This is absurd now…but that is the political system we are in…

Tweets

It seems that “the peasants are revolting”!

Other tweets seen today

This is good to see!

As my regular readers will know, I rarely use the lazy and inaccurate designations “Right” and “Left”. Politics and society have moved on. Look at Boris-idiot “recommending” (giving) a peerage to former Revolutionary Communist Party and more recently Brexit Party candidate, Claire Fox…

America, “Land of Freedom”…

Seems that the more “hardworking” prisoners are being kept in prison in California, contrary to express court orders, so that they can be used as slave labour doing things like fighting fires, and cleaning cars! The less amenable and probably more dangerous ones are being released, incredibly. Further, guess who argued for those “good” prisoners, mostly blacks, to be kept longer in prison so that they could slave for the State? None other than Kamala Harris, the Democratic Party candidate for Vice-President!

More tweets

Well, I myself would forgo the steak, or perhaps change it for fish or shellfish, but otherwise that sounds pleasant. Maybe some roasted sunflower seeds too.

I was listening to some System propaganda yesterday on the radio. Unsure now whether it was BBC World Service (probably was) or Radio 4. The only other radio station I listen to regularly is BBC Radio 3. Anyway, that broadcast said that deaths “from” (with) “the virus” now top a million worldwide. Well even taking the million figure as accurate, that is one million out of a world population of nearly 8 BILLION, i.e. 8 thousand million. One person dead from or with “the virus” for every 8 thousand people living on Earth now (in rough figures).

There is no need for “lockdowns” (which huge harm both socially and economically), let alone facemasks.

Late music

Diary Blog, 23-24 August 2020

UKIP, Brexit Party etc are just “controlled opposition”

I happened to see the tweets below. The first are from Gerard Batten and Henry Bolton, two of the former leaders of whatever is left of UKIP.

The other tweeters seem to have both more logic and more commonsense than the two would-be “leaders”:

From Batten, complete lack of understanding that “race is the root-stock, culture is the flower“…

Look at this exchange:

What hope was there for UKIP, when its own former leaders are unsure whether, had they been born in Japan (eg in transit), or lived there, they would be Japanese? What a bunch of clowns!

Looks as though Batten needs to look at the Nuremberg Laws (the real ones, not the Jew-Zionist “edited highlights”…

UKIP is of course on a very different page vis a vis my own ideological basis. It never was social-national, and was never heavily attacked by the Jew element in the msm, a very bad sign (individual Jews tweeted etc against UKIP, but the core Zionist element was untroubled by it). UKIP was always given Press coverage, TV coverage; Farage the con-man extraordinaire was forever on Newsnight, Question Time, the TV news etc. Permitted opposition. Controlled opposition.

When UKIP was still a functioning party with a real chance of forming a small House of Commons bloc, I tweeted about it quite frequently. I am talking about between 2010-2015. After 2015, I understood that UKIP’s chance had gone (in fact, it peaked around 2014), cheated as it was by the UK’s pseudo-democratic electoral system: 12.6% of the national vote but only a small fraction of 1% of the MPs, in fact only 1 MP out of 650 (and he was a defected Conservative Party MP anyway).

I did blog a little about UKIP in the runup to the 2017 General Election. I knew that it would sink like a stone. The only reason that I now blog about it (for the first time in about a year) is because I saw those absurd Batten tweets. I was not going to blog today, but I can tack this bit about UKIP onto the start of tomorrow’s blog post.

UKIP has almost fallen into obscurity. Its not-bad 2015 General Election percentage (12.6%) fell to 1.8% in 2017, under the dim Paul Nuttall; that was the first decline in national vote-share that UKIP had ever suffered since its foundation. The 2019 General Election result was even worse: under the ludicrous Patricia Mountain, UKIP’s vote fell to 0.1%, i.e. one vote out of every thousand.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_United_Kingdom_general_election#Full_results

In fact, so obscure is UKIP now that I realize that I was scarcely aware of some of its leaders of recent years.

The tweet/reply below, by one Valerie Leppard, made me laugh (though at the same time despair at the naivety displayed):

Ms. Leppard makes much of the fact that human beings all have 99% similar DNA. That is true. In fact it is said to be considerably higher than 99% similarity. On the other hand, chimpanzees share 96% of their DNA with humans, cats share up to 90%, and even bananas share 60%! https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/human-dna-share-cats-cattle-mice-same-genetics-code-a8292111.html

How far do such facts take you? I was once a guest at a private tennis club in North London. I had gone out of politeness. Despite having played occasionally since childhood, I still scarcely know the rules or how to play properly; anyone who knows me knows that I am not very sport-oriented. I did once score a direct hit from some distance with a tennis ball, on the bottom of a Ukrainian lady who had stooped to pick up another ball, but that hardly counts!

That London tennis club was rather formal. You had to wear the right clothing etc; it also had a pleasant bar, from which one could watch people playing. I saw a doubles match and, to my untutored eye, they looked not much different from the professionals who play at Wimbledon. Of course they were different, and that is the point. There was a far greater gulf between my inept level of play and the doubles-players than there was between them and the Wimbledon champions.

Champions, or the top people in every category of activity, are ipso facto better than almost all others. However, they may not be much better than a mass, perhaps a vast mass, just below that championship level. It is that tiny amount of edge that makes the difference.

Applying that to races and, yes, in big-picture “scientific” terms the DNA of the Northern European is very very close to other peoples, and even to the most backward peoples. It is that tiny difference that, all the same, matters.

In your nothing I hope to find my everything“; “In deinem Nichts hoff ‘ ich, das All zu finden“[Goethe, Faust; Faust answering Mephistopheles, who has said that Faust’s belief is nothing].

Well, leaving such observations and reverting to the mundane world of UK politics as it is, and UKIP, I notice that even Wikipedia has found little to say of some of the post-Farage “leaders” of UKIP. In one case, that of someone called Wauchope, apparently (never heard of him), even the year of his birth is uncertain!

UKIP is said still to have 25,000 members, though I doubt that.

I see that one Freddy Vachha is now the “leader” of this embarrassing joke of a party. An Indian accountant. The tide has gone out, leaving some odd bits and pieces on the sand.

Tweets seen

Good news:

Bad news (below): the latest attack on British culture…

I always supported public service broadcasting. Still do, but the BBC is incurable. Defund the BBC and wipe it out.

We read or hear that semi-lunatic “adviser” Dominic Cummings wants Sunak to impose spending cuts. Now that millions more face being dependent on State benefits by next year, that could just be the flame which, applied to the blue touchpaper of the present developing situation, could trigger the social-national revolution.

Finance-capitalism is failing. Old-style Marxist or Marxist-influenced socialism has already comprehensively failed, in the UK and across the world. The people will be ready to clutch at our straw. Not yet. Soon, though.

Britain’s “cuck” police bend down before non-Europeans (again)

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/police-officers-pose-guests-200-22565502

24 August 2020

Tweets seen

Take that!

This made me laugh! Receptionist in Cornwall cries because customers do not take kindly to being lectured by a brainwashed idiot enjoying her 5 minutes of State-granted petty power: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8659063/Holiday-park-worker-pens-open-letter-abusive-staycationers-left-tears.html

Regular readers of this blog will recall the encounters I had with a couple of similar brainwashed would-be lecturing idiots a while ago.

If staff in businesses, or anyone else, act like cartoon labour camp overseers or prison guards, then they must expect to be laughed at.

Resist the facemask nonsense! Only wear a facemask if you really have no choice, and if you do wear a mask, make sure that you do so in a manner that makes it clear that you mock the nonsense and the government of clowns. Laugh at those who take it all seriously. Laugh at the rabbits!

More tweets

The Army, Navy, Marines are all recruiting now on TV. They are finding it hard going to recruit many. I wonder why? Could it be that potential recruits realize that the armed services have become a joke? Also, that they abandon their people once their useful service has ended?

Take a look at Twitter. The Jewish-Zionist cabal on Twitter constantly tweets in favour of the migrant-invaders, “generously” wanting more to invade us. Yes, that Jewish mob on Twitter are all wonderfully generous with other people’s money, State funds etc, wanting the UK to take in anyone who manages to get here, no matter how hostile or useless. The same is true of “refugees welcome” dimwits and hypocrites such as Gary Lineker, Yvette Cooper, Lily Allen and all the other usual suspects.

Batten is too late. Regular readers of my blog will know that I suggested at least a year ago that Harry and the Royal Mulatta should (and would) relocate from the UK to Southern California.

I went on to suggest that they become a “reality TV” sitcom mix, perhaps living a pseudo-“royal” life in a little house; just Harry, the Mulatta, their baby, the dog (if not abandoned) and a butler, a Benson type. “Royal Married with Children“, with the Mulatta running her henpecked “cuck” husband ragged with impossible demands, as she tries to be a contender for political positions.

Sometimes I think that I am a male Cassandra, always predicting accurately, but rarely listened to…

Well, “historian” (TV presenter) Neil Oliver may be belatedly speaking up for some free speech now, but I seem to recall that he tweeted against me years ago when I still had a Twitter account. I have never seen anything from him supporting me, eg when I was disbarred for posting 5 tweets (out of 150,000+) on socio-political matters. I likewise did not see him support Jez Turner (imprisoned for making a speech) or Alison Chabloz (persecuted, prosecuted and convicted for singing satirical songs).

I also recall how biased Oliver was when some matters involving WW2 came up on his TV show, Coast.

Scotland does seem to be even worse on free speech than England. The combined influence of Jew-Zionism, freemasonry, Common Purpose (Police Scotland is riddled with both of the last two) and post-socialist SNP petty authoritarianism.

Ironic. What does Batten think that UKIP were? Quite. Controlled opposition. Just like Brexit Party, Tommy Robinson, Breitbart, “Prison Planet” Watson, Katie Hopkins etc.

Only machineguns can sort out this upsurge of madness in the USA. What it says to me is not “there is disorder now” but “if the US system ever weakens greatly, which is quite possible, there will be civil war“. Those unpleasant scenes may well be just the start.

I noticed in Waitrose that Ben & Jerry’s icecream is not selling, and has been reduced in price as a consequence. Don’t bother to sabotage it. Just boycott it.

What will that hotel (and Britain) be like in 20+ years? I wonder… https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2016/may/05/mozambique-abandoned-grande-hotel-beira-squatters-ruins-in-pictures

Although Beira is the popular resort on the Indian Ocean, the hotel has never been able to attract many visitors.

Hard to know what to think. The Greenland ice cover is vast and deep, certainly, and Wikipedia says that “If the Greenland ice sheet were to melt away completely, the world’s sea level would rise by more than 7 m (23 ft).

If that were to happen, a scenario that has interested me since the late 1970s (along with the possible melting of polar ice proper, both from Arctic and Antarctic), then most of the major cities of the world would be drowned, situated as most are on or near sea-level.

A rise of 23ft would flood much of London, New York, Tokyo, St. Petersburg, to name only a few of the most obvious.

On the other hand, we know that Greenland has been at times warmer than it now is. The Vikings farmed there; there are remains of farmsteads from quite ancient times, certainly from the first millennium AD: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland#History.

Not all of Greenland is ice and snow, however. In that vast land, over nine times the size of the UK, there is farming, in the southern part, by the coast.

I doubt that humanity can do much to change the climate in a significant way, but the issue is naturally one of utmost seriousness.

Less seriously, I just read that “Greenlandic coffee is a “flaming” dessert coffee (set alight before serving) made with coffee, whiskey, Kahlúa, Grand Marnier, and whipped cream. It is stronger than the familiar Irish dessert coffee.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland#Cuisine. After a few of those, the sting of living in Greenland must at least be made less painful!

Rule Britannia

If you went, as orchestral conductor, or as ordinary tourist, to another country, and then tried to trash the traditional festivals of that country, you would be jeered at and quite possibly attacked or deported. In Britain, all sorts of oddities arrive, aided by traitors in the BBC etc, and want to disrespect us. I know that Rule Britannia is now simply an expression of an Empire that no longer exists, but it does stand for part of the national psyche. The part not yet contaminated. It must not be blotted out by the “woke”, the non-whites, the cosmopolitan Jews etc. As performed at the Proms, it is both emotional and fun. It must remain.

Diary Blog, 10 May 2020

Yesterday evening, went out to Waitrose. First outing for 4 days. Roads fairly quiet but not empty. It was after 1900 hrs, though.

At Waitrose, the car park almost empty, though a source told me that a Tesco supermarket, in another and more populated area 21 miles away, had been packed earlier in the day. Different factors though: that other area is quite suburbanized, is on a major “A” road, the time of day was earlier, and of course Tesco is more popular than Waitrose anyway, being slightly cheaper.

At Waitrose, the Handmaid’s Tale militia (Waitrose “marshals”) were few, in fact I saw only three loitering outside or cleaning shopping trolleys. There have been as many as half a dozen in recent weeks. There was no line to get into the store; in fact there were almost no customers at all.

Inside, disappointed to see no last-minute offers at 10% or 5% of the usual price (I can be rather a scavenger), but for once no shortages. All the usual suspects were available: bread, dry pasta, rice, pasta sauce, even bleach. I think that the shopping public has decided that the “panic buy” emergency is at an end and so there is no need to join the throng. In any case, in my area, many people must be sitting on mountains of loo paper, kitchen roll, pasta and rice.

Still, there is still a background panicked atmosphere around. I saw one silly woman wearing a thick scarf very loosely wound round her mouth and neck. Very unlikely to make any difference whatsoever to getting or not getting the Chinese virus. Even more ludicrously, I saw another and even more silly woman driving out of the car park, alone in her car and wearing a face mask! So…she is afraid that she might transmit “the virus” to…herself? Or is she afraid that, somehow, the air that comes into the car might harbour “the virus”? Which is impossible.

Tweets seen

Some recent tweets by Peter Hitchens, who is worth reading because he is one of the few who has stood up against the Government-sponsored “virus” panic (etc) which has recently swept “the nation” (which latter does not exist any more, but let’s leave that aside).

“The virus that turned up late”

Covid-19 is no more than a nasty, but basically normal, viral respiratory infection, though you’ll be regarded rather as a mullah regards a blasphemer if you say so. Why is this?

After all: it is precisely because its symptoms seemed so similar to viral pneumonia that the initial outbreak in Wuhan was missed until the numbers built, and it is now clear that we have been missing Covid-19 cases diagnosed as pneumonia in Europe at least as far back as December, probably earlier. In the vernacular: it looks as though it was bubbling away for ages before we noticed.

and

There are really only two particularly unusual things about the Covid-19 epidemic: the timing of its arrival and the lockdown some countries declared. And if we ask “Covid, where is thy sting?”, it is lockdown that will sting: in the UK, the death-toll of people not turning up to hospital with cardiac issues (admissions are down 50% across the country) is now unmissable in the weekly non-Covid excess death figures published by the ONS, now running over 3,000 per week just for England and Wales. The downstream toll from missed cancer diagnoses (referrals are down 67%, as stressed by Professor Sikora) is heartbreak yet to come.

This is to say nothing of the toll on education, liberty and the economy. We’ve given up everything we should hold dear for a virus that just turned up three months later than similar viruses normally do.”

https://hectordrummond.com/2020/05/09/alistair-haimes-the-virus-that-turned-up-late/

Some of the comments appended to that blog post are also of interest:

It’s also a consequence of the media being increasingly dominated by young people, who thus have no sense of historical perspective. We see it in the climate change debate – weather events that are bog standard in any sort of medium to long term time span are immediately termed ‘unprecedented!’ by the media, whose attention span (and personal experience) hardly goes back more than a decade or so. Thus the idea that something that happened in the 1990s could be relevant to what is happening today would be laughed at.” [from above blog post comments section]

Life today driven by demands of the minority of vocal pathetic snowflakes’ demands for “no-risk”. Just look at the headline today about the Unions not wanting to go back to work until they ‘feel safe’. This is the language of infants.” [from above blog post comments section]

Three points. Lockdown started AFTER peak infection and peak hospital admissions. Continuing infections/deaths occuring despite weeks of lockdown because hot spots of infection unaffected by general population, they are in hospitals and care homes. Sweden, Japan, S Korea, Taiwan had no lockdown, considerably less deaths than UK.
Lockdown has had minimal effect on the normal bell curve of infection/deaths.” [[from above blog post comments section]

A “free country”?

Meanwhile, away from the toytown police state imposed on the British people, and in the real world:

Five boats carrying 82 migrants were intercepted in the English Channel on Saturday as people smuggling gangs stepped up their operations during the good weather conditions.”

“It means a total of 227 people have been brought from Calais to the south coast of England in 13 small boats within just two days.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/09/record-numbers-migrants-intercepted-cross-english-channel/

[Daily Telegraph]

My view about “lockdown”

It is clear that some countries which have had little or no “lockdown” have done much better than the UK in dealing with the Chinese virus, and have at least tried to save their economies from ruination; others, on far more strict “lockdown”, such as Italy and Spain, have done worse than the UK (per capita) and now face economic meltdown.

I blogged from the start that (as the UK Government said before crazed advisers caused it to go mad) the only known way to safeguard yourself from getting this virus is to keep thoroughly washing hands with soap and water (or gel, if in transit). The other “measures taken” have been driven by public relations rather than any scientific facts. I mean the “2-metre social distancing”, the facemasks, the “stay home” mantra. As to those three aspects, it may be that a tiny number of people have been protected by such measures, but at what cost?!

Meanwhile, the London Underground has stayed open, though (you couldn’t make it up!) with reduced numbers of carriages, thus making the conditions even more friendly to “the virus” (and other viruses and bacteria). And let’s not forget the influxes into the UK: air passengers allowed in freely, and migrant-invaders “caught” in the Channel or on beaches, then directed to free shelter, food and cash, and allowed to mingle freely with the unwilling host population.

As for “Protect the NHS”, well the sacred cow has been protected, but at the cost of thousands of lives: those often elderly people bundled up and shunted off back home (to often-inadequate home care), sent back to residential care homes where they and other residents have been dying in droves, while the “clap for NHS” rabbits have been virtue-signalling on cue every week (though not as many ever did it as the propaganda would suggest, and the display has almost died out now; where I live, it was always only a tiny minority doing it).

Then there are the uncounted thousands who have died and will die because “lockdown” has delayed or cancelled consultations, treatment, surgical operations etc.

One may laugh at Boris-idiot and his “government of fools”, but these opportunists are killing people, by their half-measures but also by their over-reaction and by their sheer ineptitude and negligence.

I do not think that “lockdown” is very useful, and in any case I think that the Chinese virus is far more widespread than at first thought. It probably started to infect people in the UK in January or even last December. Neither do I think that the “social distancing” measures are hugely useful. What I do think useful are closures of crowded nightclubs, pubs, busy cafes, sports venues, pop concerts and (which was never done) closure of public transport in crowded cities like London. Places where people are jammed together and may breathe over each other.

My bottom line? Whatever the truth of any of the above, either way, the fact is that “lockdown” (especially) has huge economic effects, despite and even to some extent because of the ameliorating measures put in place by Rishi Sunak.

The Government has scared people silly, unnecessarily. Now, the public is only gradually getting used to the idea of not being under a kind of house arrest, only gradually getting used to the idea of going back to their —in many cases, boring— jobs. The 80%-of-pay furlough payments (capped at £2,500 per month) add up to 100% of pay for those making under £36,000 a year and who pay for transport to and from their usual work.

Apart from the niggling restrictions, the civil rights aspects and the sheer boredom, the “lockdown” has, thanks to furlough payments, not been too bad for many. However, the Government simply cannot indefinitely bribe much of the public not to work, not at that level.

For me, that is the bottom line, beyond all of the medical, scientific and other arguments around “lockdown”: it simply cannot be maintained endlessly, because it cannot be paid for.

Many have accepted “lockdown”, as a temporary measure, because they are not suffering financially. Indeed, that is what the furlough payments (etc) were designed to do. Furlough alone is costing £8 billion per month. By way of comparison, the NHS, with 2 million employees, costs £11 billion per month to run.

I doubt that the Government will authorize furlough payments after the end of June. Maybe until the end of July. Not later. Then those furloughed will either return to work or, in many cases, go onto the”Universal Credit” dole.

We do not know yet the full economic cost of the Government’s imposition of a toytown police state. Everything has been frozen: redundancies, sackings, domestic property evictions, commercial property legal actions for recovery of rent; and so on. We do know that the “ruthless entrepreneurs” and “hardnosed private enterprise” chancers, like Branson, have all been demanding, or begging for, money from Government. Many will beg without satisfaction.

Airlines (and so airports) may be uneconomic for months, for years. Ground support companies as well. Retailers may soon be failing by the hundred, by the thousand, not only from “lockdown” itself but because people will have less money to spend and may prefer to spend what they do have safely, via the Internet. Fancy a holiday in Spain or Italy? I doubt it. Not for a year or so, anyway. Ferry companies will also struggle. The list continues.

Quelle surprise…

Nine in 10 people do not want the lockdown to ease immediately – with 50 per cent happy to stay off work if they are getting paid or receiving government subsidies.

As Boris Johnson prepares to unveil his ‘exit strategy’, a poll found just 4 per cent believe the draconian restrictions should start to be lifted now, and another 7 per cent were not sure.” [Daily Mail]

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8304983/Nine-10-Britons-NOT-want-lockdown-end-immediately.html

So half the workforce are “happy” to stay off work so long as they are still getting paid? Well, there’s a shock (not).

The Daily Mail graphic is interesting, if accurate:

A poll found just 4 per cent believe the draconian restrictions should start to be lifted now, and another 7 per cent were not sure

So hardly any of the public (4%) want an end to the “lockdown” nonsense immediately (well, it’s not the first time I have stood as part of a small but worthy minority), more than a quarter think that the end of this month would be best, but a fifth think that the end of June would be best (!), while nearly a quarter prefer the end of July or even later!

I doubt whether many presently content to sit at home indefinitely, or at least for another month, so long as they still get paid, are aware of the probably lasting damage that this is doing to the UK economically. They will only notice it when it hits home in terms of no job, no home, no future for their children etc. By then, the virus may be in the past, but the negative effects of “lockdown” will be very much around.

Boris-idiot’s speech

Sitting in my car earlier, I heard a Radio 4 broadcast of a 10-minute speech by the person currently posing as Prime Minister. I should say that it was somewhere between mediocre and poor. A half-hearted attempt to reprise Churchill in 1940 fell very flat. Johnson called Coronavirus “the most vicious threat to the UK I have seen in my lifetime”. So it seems that the Soviet Union, the Warsaw Pact and the Cold War passed “Boris” by?

Johnson seemed overwhelmed. This was not the easy prime minister stuff he wanted to do. He gave the impression of being not quite big enough for the role. His speech was pedestrian, forced, unconvincing. An overgrown schoolboy pretending and posing and whistling into a cold wind.

As for Johnson’s movement on “lockdown”, too little by far. He also went through a list of matters which only served to underline his incompetence and that of his Cabinet.

What Johnson does not seem to understand is that people are not waiting for his permission to do things such as drive places, walk through parks or national parks, or on beaches. Or maybe he does understand that he, the Government and the toytown police are losing control. His remedy? To make “lockdown” easier before people just ignore it.

Oh well, at least that stupid “Stay at home; Protect the NHS; Save lives” slogan is now dumped. Dump the weekly “clapathon” too!

Van der Valk

Another episode of the new Van der Valk. Slick compared to the mid-1970s original, a more developed storyline (in 2 hours compared to the original one hour), but somehow slightly missing the heavy Dutch atmosphere of the original 1970s stories.

In fact, I have just read on Wikipedia that the 1970s original was revived in 1991-92: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_der_Valk

I did not know that the series continued after the 1970s. As to that Dutch atmosphere, both productions were/are British, though filmed on location. I myself was first in Amsterdam in 1975, and made subsequent visits in the 1980s.

One aspect that seemed to be unnecessary in the new production was the introduction of a young black detective in a semi-comic role. Out of place.

Overall, I should award the new production 4 out of 5 stars. It is well done for the most part, though it suffers from the same problem as the first Van der Valk, namely the characterization of the title character. Somehow insubstantial or vacant. What makes him tick? Compare Van der Valk to Inspector Morse, Lewis, Endeavour, Wallander etc. Point made, I think.

Tweets seen

Seems that I am not the only one appalled by how out of his depth Boris Johnson seemed today:

and to date there are 117,000 more tweets in the same vein.