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Diary Blog, 27 November 2022

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[Old Culham Bridge, Oxfordshire]

On this day a year ago

Little Matt Hancock

I wrote the following assessment of “deadhead MP” Matt Hancock over three years ago, long before he betrayed his constituents by accepting £400,000 to go on the so-called “reality” (i.e. unreality) show I’m A Celebrity— Get Me Out of Here:

Looking at that assessment again, I have to say that it has held up rather well despite having been written over three years ago, in September 2019.

The Church of England’s latest low point


The leadership of that Church, always the first to surrender to the spirit of the age, has even advised vicars to avoid having carol services on the Sunday before Christmas in case they clash with some football tournament now raging in the Middle East.

A document called Making The Most Of The World Cup Final 18th December 2022, says: ‘Churches often hold carol services in the afternoon or evening, and this could still be possible if you choose the time carefully… but what if there are penalties?! It may be best to avoid that day altogether and host a carol service on Saturday 17 instead.’

And the grotesque Nativity play, called Greatest Of All Time, is one of ‘just a few ideas for how you could use the World Cup as a missional tool this Advent and Christmas’. I am not making this up.”

[Peter Hitchens, in the Mail on Sunday]

Pathetic bastards. They, and the Vicar of Dibley types (and/or the slab-faced lesbian “priestesses”) now found everywhere should each be issued with a toothbrush and a section of pavement to clean, as a penance.

Incidentally, the Mail is now “allowing” comments on Hitchens’ column, albeit “moderated” (monitored and censored), for the first time. Perhaps the “Overton Window” is moving a little…

The Guardians

I have continued to watch The Guardians, for the first time since it was shown in 1971. Worth seeing. It should be put on again, perhaps on some nostalgia channel such as Talking Pictures TV:

To my mind, the series was better in its first half-dozen episodes; the final two episodes (12 and 13) are a little too talky, a little contrived too, and the ending was not so plausible, but overall the series was quite creditable, if very much of its time.

Chris Skidmore and others flee Parliament


I never liked what I saw or read of Skidmore. Good riddance. Seems that his more senior colleagues also thought him pretty useless.

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

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As with so many attention-seekers, “leaving Twitter” turned out to be a brief respite. As Basil Fawlty once said, “blink, and you’d miss it…as you did“.

Tricksters, whether in the field of “poverty porn” or Parliament, are destroying public confidence in what the people see and hear. Corrosive of trust generally.

Diary Blog, 24 November 2022

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[Tower Bridge, London, 1901]

On this day a year ago

On the blog 5 years ago

More corruption


Michelle Mone should never have been “ennobled”. Another rotten decision by part-Jew, David Cameron-Levita. Her bra company, Ultima, was far less successful than claimed when she joined the House of Lords; it collapsed not long afterwards. In fact, had she not hooked up with a multi-millionaire personal “partner”, she would have been more or less insolvent, despite the £300-£400 per weekday stipend doled out to “peers” of the Westminster monkeyhouse while the House is in session.

The Lords should be dissolved now. It is full of people put there for entirely specious reasons, such as the black woman put there just because her son was killed in a scuffle with some London yobs at a bus stop.



The Guardians

I am slowly watching the 1971 TV series The Guardians [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Guardians_(British_TV_series)] for the first time since seeing it when the series was shown (I think once only) over 50 years ago.

Now on episode 3:

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Sad indeed. When I lived in London, decades ago, I would occasionally visit the store.

Wasn’t Tower Records in fact at the bottom of Regent Street, on Piccadilly Circus, in the building which, before that, had housed the one-time Swan & Edgar department store, or was that another record store? Memory is uncertain.

Ah. I did recall accurately. Just saw this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_%26_Edgar.

[the one-time Swan & Edgar, later Tower Records and, later yet, “Zavvi”, as shown]

I remember, when it was still Swan & Edgar, around 1980, spotting the then-famous actor, Peter Bowles, gazing into the shop windows on the Piccadilly side (I was on the top deck of a bus).

In its day, it was a fairly fashionable department store.

True, but sometimes (admittedly, rarely) such pop-up shops have something worthwhile. There was a small one, for a few months, in New Oxford Street, sometime in the early 1980s. It was selling vinyl records. I wandered in out of curiosity on my way to Museum Street and the British Library (at the time, in the Reading Room of the British Museum).

To my surprise, one record on sale was the audio of highlights from Triumph of the Will [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_of_the_Will]. I bought several copies, one for me and a few for friends.

[Parteitag, Nurnberg, from the Leni Riefenstahl film Triumph des Willens]

I also bought a couple of copies of the soundtrack from The Hanged Man TV series [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hanged_Man_(TV_series)], now widely-available, but then not, and rather obscure:

Incidentally, I wonder why The Hanged Man TV series, which was pretty good, was never shown on TV after its first broadcast? It is good enough to be shown again, as is The Guardians.

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The reputation of “Jack Monroe” has fallen so far that the publishers can hardly give away her latest book (which is not even published, officially, until January 2023).

Charity appeal

I have posted the crowdfunder below previously. I do not know the people personally, but it looks like they really need help, and were in addition fleeced by so-called “Bootstrap Cook”, “Jack Monroe”, who refuses, they say, to refund their monies.


More about migration-invasion


UK net migration hit 504,000 in the year to June – the highest figure ever recorded, The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates.

The rise is driven by people arriving legally from outside the EU and the resumption of post-pandemic travel.

Reception of Afghan and Ukrainian refugees and people from Hong Kong are other factors.


yet none dare call it treason.

If anyone mentions the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan, he is a “conspiracy theorist“, and if anyone even talks about targeting those responsible, he is a “terrorist” or “far-right extremist”

What is worse yet about the “net migration” figures is that they say “2 migrants in, 1 person out, equals net migration of 1“, whereas those coming in are almost all non-whites, whereas the smaller group leaving are mainly real British people emigrating (getting out, or fleeing); or about half and half. Thus Britain is becoming non-white even faster than the headline number suggests.

Fake “charity”, “Campaign Against Antisemitism”, aka “CAA”, again investigated by the Charity Commission

Others too. A few of my experiences with the malicious Jew-Zionist “CAA” and also “UK Lawyers for Israel”:

Unfortunately, I am not now on Twitter (the Jew-Zionists conspired for years to have me expelled, and finally succeeded in 2018), so I cannot tweet my above blog posts above direct to the Charity Commission.

Michael Gove

One of the supposedly “grossly offensive” tweets posted by me before 2014 (when the Jew-Zionists made a malicious complaint against me to the Bar regulator) was to the effect that Gove was a puppet of the Jews and Israel, and an expenses cheat, indeed actual fraudster. That indeed was upheld as “grossly offensive” by the Bar Disciplinary Tribunal, despite the fact that those facts were demonstrably true and accurate.

In 2016, when my (in fact unlawful— see the blog post above) “trial” was held, it had not yet come to public attention that Gove, that sick little bastard, was (and is) also a drunk, and a cocaine abuser. Yet there the little bastard sits, a Cabinet minister! This system is rotten to the core.

In fact, Gove was previously a cravenly pro-Jew “journalist”, prior to getting selected, then notionally “elected”, as MP. These are the human or humanoid blots that are running our country, our society, into the ground.

Incidentally, you will see from the blog post dealing with my disbarment that an inaccurate statement was made, after the denouement, by the BSB.

It was said by the BSB, untruthfully, that my Twitter profile “made it clear” that I was a barrister. My Twitter profile in fact said nothing about that.

Sara Jagger was the then Head of Professional Standards at the Bar Standards Board (she is apparently now “Director” of the same).

I never had any direct contact with her then or since, as far as I can recall (I think only with other BSB employees). Just saw a picture of her for the first time. A black woman.

Where did that name come from? Still, we have had Trevor McDonald, the newsreader, I suppose…

I wonder whether, somewhere, there is even an “Ian Millard” who is Afro-Caribbean. Probably not.

See also: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/sara-jagger-a9b04b9a; https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/about-us/how-we-regulate/our-governance/our-senior-management-team.html

The blog post I wrote details what happened to me, and why.

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I know most of the names of the guilty. “Old sins cast long shadows“…

As said previously, the malice shown by the CAA is really that of its very few active members. The “CAA” has only a tiny handful of active members or supporters, and its whole support base is very small, a couple of hundred Jews, if even that many, out of 250,000-300,000 in the UK. Maybe one out of every two or three thousand Jews.

In fact, there are a half dozen or maybe dozen really active Jews in the “CAA”, yet this tiny and nasty cabal is treated by the TV, radio and Press (where many Jews work, or lurk), as if somehow “authoritative” and/or “representative”. It is not; not at all.

Not too hard to understand why. Look at the heads of political reportage, and other journalists, at the main news outlets, among them Sky and LBC.

This is the problem: get rid of the “Conservative” Party, and its craven pro-Jew/Israel attitude, but what then? Labour takes over, packed with Jewish-lobby drones like Rachel Reeves.

I think that Reeves is herself at least part-Jew, but have been unable to obtain proof, so far.

The Labour front-bench is entirely composed of members of Labour Friends of Israel. As for Starmer himself, a very fervent pro-Israel drone, I have still not been able to discover whether, when he eats Jewish ritual dinners with his Jewish wife and part-Jew children, he wears one of those little skullcaps or “yarmulki“.

A photograph of the above would be worth rubies.

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Which may or may not be so. The situation does need to be investigated though, by competent official agencies though, not merely by commentators on Twitter.

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[Soviet T34 tank with fitted ground-to-ground rocket-launcher, early/mid 1940s]

Diary Blog, 3 November 2022

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On this day a year ago

UK approaching strategic economic decline


Interesting analysis.

It fits the definition of madness to propose more austerity. But that, along with higher interest rates, is what’s coming.

Here’s the current state of the nation. The economy is going backwards. National output is lower than it was at the start of the pandemic. Property prices have started to fall. Households have started to increase the amount they save in anticipation of hard times ahead. Living standards are falling because wages are not keeping up with prices. Despite the government’s price cap, average energy bills are double what they were a year ago. Officials are “war-gaming” the possibility of week-long energy blackouts this winter. NHS England has more than 7 million people on its waiting lists. Food bank usage is soaring.

And what’s the response to this? Well, the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee is about to raise interest rates for an eighth meeting in a row, because it is worried that high inflation will set off a wage-price spiral. The City expects a 0.75 percentage-point increase to 3%, and a signal from Threadneedle Street of more to come. The Bank knows what it is doing will cause pain, but says that’s better than even more pain later.

If there was really such a thing as a fiscal black hole, it might be a good idea to fill it, but the idea that Britain is about to sucked into a vortex because it is running a budget deficit is a fairytale.

David Blanchflower, a member of the MPC during the global financial crisis, says the UK looks set to repeat the policy mistakes made back then – and his warning is timely. In September 2008, a month before Royal Bank of Scotland came within hours of running out of cash, the Bank was considering raising interest rates because it feared inflation would become embedded. The real threat, as Blanchflower pointed out at the time, was of a monster recession. Within months, official borrowing costs had been cut from 5% to a then record low of 0.5%.

The Treasury is living proof of the notion that insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result. In 2010, just as the economy was starting to recover from the crash, George Osborne decided that the time was right to start hacking away at the budget deficit. Just as today, tax increases and spending cuts were deemed vital to keep the financial markets sweet.

An early critique of Osbornomics came from Ed Balls in August 2010, when he was pitching to become leader of the Labour party. Yes, Balls said, there needed to be a credible plan to reduce the budget deficit and the national debt, but only when the economy had fully recovered. By doing too much too soon, the coalition government was “undermining the very goals of market stability and deficit reduction which their policies are designed to achieve.”

Balls was making a straightforward Keynesian argument. JM Keynes did not believe in permanent budget deficits, and thought in good times that the state’s income should exceed its spending. But he was adamant that it was self-defeating to tighten policy during a downturn, as happened during the Great Depression. Doing so would make matters worse in every respect: slower growth, higher unemployment and a bigger deficit.

The same applies now, only more so. Things are worse than in 2010 because then, the Bank of England kept borrowing costs at rock-bottom levels while the Treasury imposed its austerity programme. Currently, both the Bank and the Treasury are tightening policy at the same time: a policy stance guaranteed to make the recession deeper and longer.

It is not just that unemployment and poverty will rise. Cuts to capital spending will mean more productivity-sapping delays on the country’s creaking infrastructure. The ill health that explains some of the absence of the over-50s from the labour force calls for more spending on the NHS. There is a case for lower taxes to stimulate investment, targeted at small and medium-sized businesses.

But even though it should be obvious that more austerity will make structural economic problems worse, the UK is firmly in the grip of a technocratic, economic orthodoxy that insists budgets must be balanced, inflation tamed and markets kept sweet. The consensus among the commentariat is that there is no real alternative to what the Bank and the Treasury are doing. Credibility is the priority.

This argument has been deployed before. It was used in 1925, when the consensus agreed there was no alternative to putting the pound back on the gold standard. It was used in 1990, when the consensus was that there was no alternative to joining the exchange rate mechanism. Eventually, the “no gain without pain” approach was seen to lack credibility, and abandoned. But only after immense damage was done.

[The Guardian]

I thought it worthwhile to copy/paste quite a lot of that Guardian analysis partly because the simplistic Mrs. Thatcher-style “housewife’s shopping basket” kind of economic discussion is all too widespread, both in the mass media and amid the public— State funds (and overall money in the country) thought of as gold coins in a large chest kept at the Treasury (no doubt monitored by “the King in his counting-house“, in the words of the nursery rhyme).

I have little time for Ed Balls as a politician (and still less for his ghastly wife, Yvette Cooper) but, as a trained economist, he was right a decade or so ago. The part-Jew George Osborne mortally wounded the UK’s economy via the 2010-2015 (really 2010-2020) “austerity” nonsense. The economy is still declining.

It is more than slightly interesting to see msm political commentators noting that, behind the removal of Liz Truss and woolly-head Kwarteng, and behind the Rishi Sunak government, George Osborne has been both active and influential.

Still, politically, and from the standpoint of social-nationalism, the conditions likely to be engendered by these crazy policies may promote an upsurge which might turn into a real national revolution. It’s getting to the point where the UK desperately needs one.

The writer of the Guardian analysis above is one Larry Elliott [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Elliott], who also wrote, recently, this: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/oct/30/twitter-deal-may-signal-turning-point-when-the-everything-bubble-bursts. Also worth reading.


I saw another piece in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/nov/02/home-office-leaves-asylum-seekers-from-manston-stranded-in-central-london.

What struck me was that the 11 “stranded asylum-seekers” (migrant-invaders and/or illegal economic migrants) were not only released from actual Home Office/Border Force custody and taken to London, where “volunteers” from some charity spent £450 on clothing for them, but were then picked up by taxi at Home Office expense, driven all the way to Norwich (!) and checked into some hotel! Again, of course, at Home Office (Government/taxpayers’) expense.

I wonder what would happen were I to be (as I very nearly have been a few times in my life) homeless and penniless on the streets of London tomorrow. Would I be fitted-out at once by a charity? Would I then be driven across country in a taxi, before being placed in a Norwich hotel, at State expense? The very idea is ludicrous.

The migration invasion must be stopped and the invaders repatriated, expelled, got rid of…whatever. As to “our” government and the whole present system, it works against our interests and future… and should be toppled.

More on the migration-invasion


Heroes kicked OUT so migrants can be let IN: Lifeboat crew on training course are thrown out of three-star hotel to make way for asylum seekers… as ‘thousands of migrants are put up in FIVE-STAR hotels, with one in four resorts block-booked for MONTHS’

[Daily Mail]

Britain needs a real social-national government, and a real —British version of the— SS.

[SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler at the Berghof]

— England in 1971: not a black or brown face seen in that TV series, which I recall watching at the time. Not one Albanian. Not one Arab. Not one Jew, even. Britain in 1971 may have had problems but, all the same, and in that sense, and some others, bliss… (I remember 1971 well, having been 14-15 then).


Also: the High Court judge mentioned in that Daily Mail report, Mr. Justice Linden, was a barrister at Matrix Chambers, the set-up he himself founded, together with others including Cherie Blair, Jessica Simor etc: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrix_Chambers; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Linden.

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Sunak’s effigy can be immolated next year…

Of course, the problem is that (perhaps orchestrated on some level behind the scenes), the present “Conservative” chaos may lead in turn to a Labour Party “elected dictatorship” with new dictatorial legislation preventing discussion of anything racial or ethno-cultural, or of Jewish behavioural traits. There may even be “holocaust” “denial” laws, bearing in mind that Keir Starmer is married to a Jewish woman, that their children are being brought up as if fully-Jewish, and that Starmer is a fervent member of Labour Friends of Israel, as are all members of the present Shadow Cabinet.

If that happens, there may be only one way to fight the encroaching tyranny.

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Not “banned“, exactly…



Maybe change that tweet of Neil’s to “time to punish corrupt System MPs and newspaper scribblers“?

As blogged previously, if I were to return to Twitter (having been expelled at the instigation of a pack of Jews in 2018), I would only do so in order to promote the blog, but in that event might pay the ~£6 a month and get the blue tick just to annoy that same Jew-Zionist pack.

Lunatics, who applaud the invaders who, with millions of others and the offspring of the same, will turn this country into a black/brown hellhole unless stopped.

Without accommodation or assistance“? What kind of post-Kafka nightmare is this, where illegal migrant-invaders demand —and usually get, as these did in the end— taxis, hotels, food, and pocket-money, but the British poor are left to struggle for shelter, or for food in unheated homes?

What nightmare is this?

When the British people work that out, watch out…

Comment unnecessary, I think…

Capital punishment

I have always been opposed to capital punishment, perhaps influenced by Dostoyevsky’s famous novel Crime and Punishment, in which the murderer, Raskolnikov, eventually admits his crime, and is sentenced to long years (I think 20 years) of imprisonment with hard labour in Siberia, ultimately emerging as a better man or, as Dostoyevsky either writes or implies, “redeemed“.

Maybe Dostoyevsky knew about such things, having been himself a prisoner, sentenced to death for plotting to kill the Tsar (he was eventually pardoned, though not before a mock execution had been carried out). I wonder though, whether even Dostoyevsky ever encountered the kind of evil depravity shown in a trial that finished today: see https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11386701/Mother-bodybuilder-partner-jailed-39-years-murder-15-year-old-son.html.

A thin small boy, tortured mercilessly by a bullying man and by his own mother.

Even 39 years minimum seems inadequate as punishment for such monstrous and seemingly inhuman (or subhuman) individuals, particularly when served in English prisons, some of which are unpleasant or even horrible but some not so bad; that last particularly applies to the women’s prison(s) where the depraved mother will be held. In brief, they will probably not suffer enough, especially the woman.

It is a big thing for me to say that perhaps, in some cases, the death penalty might be appropriate, after many many years of trying to argue for mercy —life— for persons convicted or murder (not in court— I was never much of a criminal practitioner, and was never on that level of criminal defence, though I nearly got one murder in the early 1990s).

I once argued, at dinner in Lincoln’s Inn, against capital punishment. Seated at table next to me, Lord Justice Parker took the opposite view. He seemed a rather unpleasant man, but he may have been at least partly right.

I wonder whether, in a rare case of the above sort, the death penalty might be appropriate. Not some semi-medicalized type such as the American lethal injection or gas, but something carried out in public, and with some element of movement in it— hanging, beheading by axe, or the guillotine.

Those awaiting such a fate would have to be given a little time to contemplate the awfulness of what would be about to happen to them; and, as said, the execution(s) should be in public.

Not nice thoughts. I think that I shall park such thoughts there and move on to something else. All the same, the murdered boy cries out for justice, and the murderers are not, as yet, punished according to the full measure of their deeds.

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The charitable sector has been trashed over the years by several factors: the government subsidies paid to many charities; the tendency for the top few staff to be paid inordinate amounts, in some cases several hundred thousand pounds per year; the infiltration into important positions by “woke” or “politically correct” activists.

Ha. Yes, except that “holocaust” should always be lower case and in quotation marks if used in reference to the Jews and WW2.

This is what she tweeted:

I have already noted the “shuffling-off” of that person [see blog, earlier today].

Presumably, Rose (like the Bank of England) wants to choke off demand in order to suppress inflation. The danger, of course, is that, after the harsh medicine, you control inflation, yes, have sound money, yes, a “sound pound” if you like, but also have a pretty dead economy, high unemployment, and continuing recession. You might even get the recession as well as high inflation (“stagflation”).

The Home Office is already well and truly “invaded” in the lower ranks, and under (((control))) in the higher echelons…

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Diary Blog, 27 October 2021


I have not watched much of the Budget coverage. Talking heads and/or “journalists” (System propagandists) yapping ignorantly and, all the while, smug MP or ex-MP freeloaders (such as David Gauke) seen on Sky TV or BBC talking about “wasting government money” etc (when Gauke himself —among many many others— claimed for everything he could, including tacky furnishings, TV sets, luxury hotel stays etc).

What a bunch of monkeys!

This Government has, of course “wasted money” (UK’s economic resources): £37 BILLION on the ludicrous “test and trace” nonsense alone, headed by incompetent crony Dido Harding. Something that was not even necessary in the first place. That’s more than the projected cost of even the HS2 vanity-rail white elephant.

Imagine what other could have been done with £37BN. Improving the whole rail infrastructure of the country. New hospitals. Libraries, or education generally (I mean real education, not warehousing children in schools, “taught” by ignorant teachers —very often— while the parents work, or jump through bureaucratic hoops).

£37BN works out at around £1,000 for every working-age adult in the UK. In other words, the Treasury could just have given every person in the UK about £1,000, with better results socially and economically.

To put it another way, the most expensive aircraft carrier ever built, the USS Ford, cost about £9 Billion in pounds sterling, so the UK could have had (disregarding running costs) four like that, instead of the useless, pointless, “test and trace” fiasco. Or might have had built about 37 smaller warships.

Who knows, were there not a high-level conspiracy to flood the UK with blacks and browns (the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan; see https://www.westernspring.co.uk/the-coudenhove-kalergi-plan-the-genocide-of-the-peoples-of-europe/), the UK might even be able to secure its borders against migration-invasion.

When you see that part-Jew, part-Levantine chancer, “Boris”, posing as Prime Minister (forget Indian “clever boy”, Rishi Sunak, and the other clowns), you know that the UK political system is terminally sick.

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Criticized“? Yes, but we have seen in recent years what frightens the corrupt and the conspirators, and it is not being “criticized” in official reports.

The “Thalidomide” of our times?

Yesterday, the hugely ignorant Daily Mirror scribbler, Susie Boniface, aka “the Fleet Street Fox” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susie_Boniface] suggested, in a Mirror opinion piece, that “anti-vaxx” protesters should be imprisoned, and generally treated as terrorists. From where did that come? At any rate, an interesting straw in the wind as we approach 2022, the most significant year since 1989 (and, previously, 1956 and 1923). 33-year cycle.

How long before anyone questioning the System narrative and System policies is considered to be a “social terrorist” or “enabler”? Anyone who questions the “panicdemic” narrative. Anyone who opposes the cross-Channel or other migration-invasion. Anyone who questions the power or influence of the Jewish lobby. Anyone seeking a better society. Others…

You can see already the outline of what is taking shape. Look at the Online Harms Bill. Even less free speech than now exists. The Jewish (Zionist) lobby is behind much of the repression.

…and see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/05/30/one-mans-extremism-is-another-mans-struggle-for-liberty-and-justice/

A “thought out of season”…

I wonder what our society will be like in a couple of hundred years if it continues on its present trajectory?

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Alarming that the most powerful military-destructive machine in the world is now controlled, at least notionally, by someone who appears to be a confused, semi-demented, and possibly incontinent person, who may or may not be some kind of child abuser. One can only hope that, if Biden tries to reprise Hilary’s idea, and launch a third world war against Russia (or China), that there is some American version of a chekist standing quietly behind him, pistol always ready to administer a quick coup de grace…

Exactly. UK streets are less safe year on year, but the repression of opinion, including online opinion, is intensifying with every passing year.

As the tweeter says, “wealthy“…perhaps in fact notbeyond the dreams of avarice” (let’s not set the bar too low!) but probably worth a couple of million anyway, including the detached house in a pleasant neighbourhood etc.

“It was not painful; didn’t hurt…” Obviously not sufficiently deterred…

What gives the idiots the right to stop other people moving freely? Some weird idea that their actions will force Government to make more house insulation mandatory, or to pay for that? The protesters’ whole premise is nonsense. There is obviously a hidden agenda here, but protesters such as that retired doctor are merely pawns in someone else’s game.

Too many people are waking up. Bring on the talking heads and scribblers such as Susie Boniface, Fleet Street Fox, to call for the imprisonment of dissidents.

Note the police robots standing behind the “protester” (para-terrorist), not stopping him, not arresting him, nor even talking to him; in fact, looking “as if” they are protecting him…

In fact, the police car in that picture is also blocking the road.

Come to think of it, I have seen nothing from Susie Boniface, “Fleet Street Fox”, about treating “Insulate Britain” or Extinction Rebellion as “terrorists”. She may perhaps have done so (I tend to avoid reading her ignorant drivel), but I have anyway not seen it.

The Guardians

I see that it is possible to buy a DVD version of the 1971 British (I mistyped “Brutish”…but if the cap fits!) TV series, The Guardians [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Guardians_(British_TV_series)].

I remember watching this, as a boy of 14-15, in black and white (it was made in colour but I had my own huge and ancient b&w TV, with wooden case, and made, I should think, in the 1950s).

Looking at what little is on YouTube, and what (also not much) I can now recall, it is interesting to see the differences between the 1971 view of the near future (The Guardians was set in the 1980s) and what actually happened in the 1980s and on to 2021, 50 years after the 13 episodes of the series were shown.

There may have been those, in the early 1980s, amid the Miners’ Strike etc, who found parallels (the early paramilitarization of some police, and the use of SAS soldiers dressed as police).

Looking back now, one still finds parallels, but also great differences. The first is the relative quiescence of the public now. No, or very few, violent demonstrations, few big marches (and even fewer violent ones) compared to the 1970s.

Now, we have the Internet, and all its issues. That was not a factor, for the public, until the mid-1990s at earliest. The authorities have far wider powers in practice now, and use them.

In 1971, the “Guardian” force was seen as paramilitary, but in 2021 the forces of repression use plainclothes operatives (mostly), and not decrees (as such) but “laws” nodded through by a rubberstamp Parliament— look at the Online Harms Bill being put through Parliament right now, and with no resistance at all from a useless “Opposition” led by a Jewish-lobby puppet.

Also, 1971 people would not have taken seriously the idea that a virus which (supposedly) kills about 1 in 1,000 of the population would enable the UK Government to impose wide-ranging curbs on the most basic civil liberties (eg freedom to travel —even by car— in 2020); or that the kind of people who were most likely to resist actively in 1971 would become, in 2021, virtue-signalling “we’re good citizens, we are” serfs.

Interesting short documentary about the Afrika Korps in Libya and French Equatorial Africa (now, Chad, in part) in the early 1940s

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[Hellenistic; glass; 2nd Century B.C.]