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Diary Blog, 16 September 2022, including thoughts about what happens once the funeral of the late Queen is over

Morning music

[Marble Bridge, Tsarskoe Selo, nr. St. Petersburg, Russia]

On this day a year ago

On the blog 5 years ago

Overkill

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11216931/JANET-STREET-PORTER-royals-dont-want-Britain-shut-Queen.html

I agree, for once, with Janet Street-Porter. The whole thing has been overdone. Instead of a quiet, dignified series of events, a mass circus in which good taste and real respect has been —partly at least— left behind.

Tweets seen today

At last the Russian high command is starting to think truly tactically, meaning in this case obliquely.

It will be recalled that the Iraqi Army flooded large areas at one time, in the 1980s and later, both when fighting Iran and when fighting the “Allied forces” (USA, mainly).

I made that point a few days ago on the blog, citing the dictum of Clausewitz about how the ratio “moral” or morale vis a vis the “material” is 3:1.

We tend to forget that, though the southeastern part of Ukraine is a war zone, that does not mean that all areas suffer continuous fighting. Far from it. The Ukraine is about 3x the size of the UK, and nearly 5x the size of England. The southeastern parts known as the Donbass or Don Basin (Donetsk and Lugansk regions) are, together, about half the size of England.

From their foreign correspondents

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/16/when-mourning-ends-reality-will-hit-hard-european-journalists-on-britains-mood

…the foreign media cover this long period of ceremonial mourning with less servility. Hardly any British media, for example, dared comment on King Charles III’s rude gesture of impatience during the acclamation.

[Stefanie Bolzen, in Die Welt]

 “...a new recession, heralded by galloping inflation – the real thief in the night for working-class people, has caught the government off guard, with a new PM who has everything to prove, having been elected by a small number of Conservative members.”

[Rafael de Miguel, in El Pais]

The risk is always that the UK ends up not as Global Britain but Little England. This, too, would have been a nightmare for the Queen.

[Antonello Guerrera, La Repubblica]

[Liz Truss]

Pound sliding, inflation stoking, and recession likely

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62923994

Still think that closing down the economy for almost 2 years (because a virus was supposedly killing one out of every thousand people, mostly aged and/or with serious pre-existing health problems), and while doling out “free” money to individuals and companies via “furlough” payments, grants, “loans” etc, was a good policy? Think again.

A delusionary time, but what happens once the funeral of the late Queen has been held?

The death of the late Queen, and the consequent ritual arrangements and spectacles, is occupying the msm in the UK to an almost (?) unprecedented extent.

It may be that the Diana death hysteria of 1997, about which I have heard, and the Silver Jubilee of 1977, were similar; I cannot say, having been out of the UK when those two events occurred. In 1977, I was in Rhodesia, and in 1997 I was in Kazakhstan.

In fact, I only heard of the Diana incident 2-3 days after it happened, when I attended a regular Monday morning meeting at my office in Almaty, the then capital.

The British Embassy opened a book of condolence, and I was told by one of my Embassy contacts that, out of all the ~70 British residents (in the city) of which the Embassy was aware, I was the only one who had not signed (though not because I was hostile to Diana, but because of simple lack of interest).

My non-signing may have also been noted because, about 10 months previously, I had attended by invitation a royal reception at the Ambassador’s official Residence, where I had met and briefly chatted to Prince Charles, as he then was. Also, because I was at the Embassy quite often, at least a couple of times per week.

I have blogged in the past about how, on my return to London a few weeks later, friends told me about the collective psychosis (?) that had descended (on London at least), with pubs full of blubbing drinkers etc.

I am now thinking ahead to the day, or perhaps two or three days after the funeral of the late Queen (next Monday, 19 September 2022). What then?

We as a nation (insofar as Britain still is a nation) face huge economic problems, as well as ingrained social problems. The cloud of illusion all too obvious this week on TV, in the Press etc will blow away, and the country may come down to Earth with a very hard jolt.

The sentiment around the enormous queues going to see the late Queen’s coffin etc is somewhat illusory. The hundreds of thousands of people shuffling toward Westminster, or lining the Mall, are still only about 1% of the whole UK population. The vast majority, almost all in fact, seem to be English/British, i.e. white, and most (that I have seen in photos, on TV etc), are middle-aged or elderly.

This will all look very different in six months’ time.

Late tweets seen

It is not the function of the police to patrol our minds“.

Hitchens knows it, I know it, most other people —I hope— know it, but the police themselves do not seem to know it, and neither does the Jew-Zionist lobby (which exercises far too much influence over some police forces), as witness my own experiences: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/01/15/diary-blog-15-january-2022-including-an-outline-of-the-failure-of-the-latest-jew-zionist-attempt-to-prosecute-me/.

[UK police hurrying to the scene of a possible “anti-Semitic trope”]

Late music

Diary Blog, 27 June 2022

Morning music

[Grotto Pavilion, Tsarskoe Selo, nr. St. Petersburg, Russia https://www.tzar.ru/en/objects/ekaterininskypark/regular/grotto]

On this day a year ago

Tweets seen

Running on empty

I saw the tweet below:

True, and that tweet, though commonplace in itself, sparked a few thoughts:

How about “imagine someone getting actually disbarred because of only five tweets, mostly on general socio-political topics, not addressed to any individual and, moreover, all true in their content“…See https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

As many of my blog readers will be aware, I quite often watch the TV quiz show, The Chase. I do well, I would even say very well, on many or indeed most topics, but fall down on pop/rock music, current “celebrities” and, to a lesser extent, sports.

I saw one Chase yesterday, but the show was from years ago. A young black woman contestant from Birmingham, who knew almost nothing on any topic. Her present activity (at time of recording)? Law student. Her goal? To become a barrister…

There is no doubt in my mind that the Bar has become a kind of dustbin now. That is particularly true of what are often regarded as the lower levels of Bar work, meaning the criminal law Bar and the family law Bar.

Like so many areas of English/British life, the Bar is really running on empty or, to put it another way, living off its reputation from earlier times.

Other areas and institutions “running on empty” in that way? The Monarchy, the armed forces, the Church of England, SIS/MI6 (and probably MI5 too), the BBC and other msm, Parliament, the electoral system, the Conservative Party, the Labour Party, universities (including, and perhaps particularly, Oxford and Cambridge, with their higher expectation), the whole system of awarding of “degrees”, the Foreign Office, the police force etc.

The outward forms are there but devoid, or almost devoid, of content.

Free speech under sustained attack

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2022/jun/23/students-shocking-growth-support-censorship-ministers-warn.

There is far less intellectual curiosity generally in 2022 as compared to, say, 1962, 1972, or even 1992. It is a societal shift; the world of the student “snowflakes” is just a part of that.

Repression of free speech comes from a number of sources, though the worst is the Jew-Zionist element. Others? The Muslim/Islamist element is one other, though relatively minor except where the speech or other expression directly impinges on the religious sensibilities of the Muslims. The “antifa” element (largely though not entirely tied-in with the Jew-Zionists) is another, as is the State itself, via its control organs (police, security orgs etc).

Beyond that, there is the almost hysterical perceived need by many, especially the young, for a sense of comfortable and unchallenging mental or intellectual security. The same impulse is behind the ever-inflating exam —including degree— awards. The “everyone gets a First” culture.

“Blacks with everything”

Arnold Wesker, the Jewish playwright, wrote a play (filmed for TV a couple of times) called Chips with Everything, but in the UK, in TV ads, we now have “blacks with everything”. Every ad on TV, bar a few, must have, it seems, a black man or woman, regardless of context. Often, a black man with white woman in a quasi-marital set-up, and with mixed-race children.

Likewise, every “British” TV drama (even one set in the Tudor era, the Viking era etc) has to include blacks, sometimes even as historical characters who were unassailably white European, such as Anne Boleyn. I am told that the apparently popular drama Bridgerton has blacks as well: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgerton#Historical_accuracy.

The makers usually weasel out of justified criticism by saying that such programmes are fictional, not meant to be accurate historically etc.

I blogged about this years ago: see

but the intensification of the propaganda campaign has surprised me in its concentration.

For example, this evening, I saw an ad break with a number of ads. Only one, showing a white pensioner enjoying a hearing aid, did not have blacks in it. Some of the others were really ludicrous, such as the ad featuring a black woman as a dairy farmer in England! Are there any such? I do not rule out the remote possibility that one exists somewhere, amid the thousands of white dairy farmers.

Another ad I saw, advertising Cornetto ice-cream, had what seemed to be a basically white family sitting on and around a sofa, with a black man tacked on to one end (like a bookend).

As I have said before, that kind of propaganda is now inescapable, and is not aimed at me (aged 65), not aimed at even 30-somethings; no, it is really aimed at children, or anyway those under 20. People whose critical faculties are as yet not fully developed.

The aim is to normalize the mixed-race society. It is all part of the Coudenhove-Kalergi propaganda campaign, “The Great Replacement”, “The Great Reset” etc.

The international conspiracy is playing a long game, but one the urgency of which has quickened now that we are in 2022, the most significant year since 1989.

Late tweets

Oh, dear…and I thought that that area (seen by me in 2017) could not possibly get any worse. https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/.

Ha. Yes. Some of the prominent Jews on Twitter announce from time to time that they “have Covid” and even “have Covid again“. Some only say so because of an inconclusive test, and without even the mildest symptoms. Pathetic.

Anyone who thinks that “Boris”-idiot will voluntarily give up his chances to grandstand at such pseudo-elite jamborees, is not thinking clearly.

Kremenchuk sits between Dnipro and Kiev, on the river Dnieper. The attack, certainly not random, is a clear sign, and perhaps a warning to Ukrainian civilians, that Russian forces are going to move as I predicted on the blog over the past month or so, i.e. northwards from the Sea of Azov coastal zone, following the river, and (once the Donbass and the Kharkov area are secured) northwest and west respectively from those areas, until most of Ukraine east of the Dnieper is secured and then occupied.

Kremenchuk is one of the most important railway junctions in Central Ukraine (thanks to its geographical position and a bridge over the River Dnipro) and a major river port on the main river of Ukraine.” [Wikipedia]

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

[Dnieper near Kremenchuk, Ukraine]

Late music

[Shishkin, Forest before Storm]