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Diary Blog, 24 January 2023

Afternoon music

[painting by Russell Flint]

On this day a year ago

From the newspapers

The msm has started to report the absolute epidemic of persons, not infrequently even young people and/or sportsmen, dying suddenly, usually from heart attacks, but is still not correlating those deaths with take-up of the “Covid” “vaccines”.

I blogged a while ago about my own two younger brothers (two and three years younger than me, so in their early/mid sixties), one living in the London area and one in Sydney. Both lifelong and avid golfers, in one case also an amateur player of team sports, both “vaccinated”, both “boosted”, and both taken to hospital last year as emergency cases, having suffered heart attacks (and neither ever having had any history of heart or circulatory problems).

As already blogged, both of my brothers had to have heart by-pass operations (one a triple by-pass), and both did recover, but compare that to me, who has had a fairly or even very sedentary lifestyle for the past 13-14 years, and who takes no real exercise, though I do try to eat a relatively healthy diet most of the time, drink only modestly these days, and do not smoke (or, needless to add, abuse illegal drugs in any way).

Admittedly, I have done regular exercise in the fairly distant past, pre-2000— swimming a mile every couple of days (for much of the late 1980s and also the 1990s); Taekwando (mid-1980s); snorkelling; almost-daily running (late 1970s); trekking in Ireland and Wales etc (late 1970s, 1980s, 1990s); also, occasional other exercise in the 1980s and 1990s (parachuting, scuba etc).

Having said that, no-one who saw me, or a photo of me, in the past 10, maybe 20, years would imagine that I had ever done any exercise! Neither have I had any “Covid” “vaccination” or “booster”; in fact, I have actively resisted the official “invitations”.

I have never had “Covid” (or maybe I have, for a few weeks only, last year…not sure), and I have —as yet— not collapsed with a heart attack; I doubt that I shall.

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Well-deserved, no doubt.

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In a way, it is incredible that “Jack Monroe” ever built any sort of public following, looking at the food she usually produces, and the obvious fakery around it (“I can make food for 11p!” and “I can feed a family of four well on £20 a week” etc).

“…and then there were none“…

Exactly. “Jack Monroe” is a kind of stage character, but purporting to be real, despite everything being fake, meaning her “backstory”, her lifestyle, her ever-shifting sexuality, her very limited cooking skills, her behaviour, her fluctuating politics, and indeed her very name.

As blogged previously, the typical “Jack Monroe” supporter is over 50 and probably over 60, probably though not necessarily female, not “poor”, not “struggling”, white English or Irish, or sometimes Scottish, and in many cases —though certainly not all— with mental health problems. I have yet to see any of “the young” (say under-30) or any non-whites, or anyone genuinely “poor”, supporting her. “Reasonably comfortably-off Guardian and Observer readers” probably covers most of that waterfront.

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The UK is so screwed now that it is hard to believe. The social care sector is disordered to an extent that is much worse than a bad joke, because far too serious; as for the NHS, it is plainly not functioning properly; nor is it administered properly. It is really not good enough for some people to keep bleating Owen Jones-style trivialities about “defending our NHS” etc. “Our NHS” is to a large extent a disgrace now.

Ukraine

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John McTernan is always wrong about everything. The msm should havce kicked him into the gutter long ago. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McTernan. Incidentally, since the Grenfell Tower blaze, McTernan has stopped advocating the near-abolition of the fire service. Waste of space.

http://adam.curry.com/art/1543753587_mkXBrvrY.html; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalergi_Plan.

They are violence and conflict. “Character is destiny” [Heraclitus].

As to pathetic Sinn Fein and the other Irish parties, which are acting as puppets of the New World Ordcer and the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan, what can one say? De Valera and Michael Collins must be turning in their boggy graves…

Same in the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark etc.

They should be prevented from reaching our shores, by State force if necessary,

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentina_Lisitsa]
[German Tiger tanks advancing, Kiev area, 1943]
[“Come with me, and I shall show you where the Iron Crosses grow“]

Diary Blog, 10 December 2022

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geirr_Tveitt]

On this day a year ago

On the blog 5 years ago

Saturday quiz

Well, 6/10 this week, thus again beating political journalist John Rentoul, who scored 4/10.

I did not know the answers to questions 4, 5, and 8; I also could not recall the surname of the playwright at question 9 (though I got the first name), so disallowed myself that point too.

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It is hard enough to beat a human grandmaster. In 1971 (I think), I took part in the Marlow International Chess Tournament, held in a school at Marlow, Buckinghamshire on a weekend in July. I camped in the grounds.

I took part in a “simultaneous exhibition”, in which a famous and very strong player takes on a number of others; in this case me and 19 others against Jana Hartston, a women’s grandmaster, former Czech women’s champion, and also (being then married to William Hartston, himself a grandmaster) British Women’s Champion.

I decided that I had no chance against her, so rather than trying to play seriously, started with a few conventional moves followed by an outrageously oblique one (not thought through at all). The result was mildly comical: the serious and youngish woman (she was herself only ~24 at the time; I was, I think, still 14) came swiftly around the rectangle of desks, each housing a chessboard. When she came for the third or fourth time to me, I made my move.

Madame Hartston paused, evidently puzzled for a moment, then made a swift move before moving on. I tried the same tactic again the next time round, but she barely paused.

I was checkmated after about 20 moves, if that, and was the second player to be beaten by her.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jana_Bellin; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hartston.

In the main tournament, I also fared badly, not lasting very long before being knocked out.

The view from Woollyhead Trussbanger

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Well, “a week is a long time [etc]”…and the betting market is often wrong on political events and predictions.

One factor in former Conservative Party voters refusing to vote Con (or at all) is the continuing migration-invasion, about which the present hopeless Government is either doing nothing, or actually encouraging.

…and the North London police…

Migration-invasion continues

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11522837/Opportunistic-investors-buy-cheap-buildings-house-asylum-seekers.html

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The dystopian dictatorship is already starting to happen: Laura Towler, Sam Melia, Mark Collett and others (most but not all from the Patriotic Alternative group) were told a year or more ago that their banks (major “high street” banks) were unwilling to continue to offer them (as individuals, not merely as “Patriotic Alternative”) any banking services. The (Jewish) fix was in, in short. The banks had been pressured by Jew-Zionist orgs to close them down, not only as a group but quite specifically as individuals.

Indeed. Look at the big picture. As recently as 20 years or so ago, Britain was still 90% white. Even a decade ago, it was about 85% white. The latest figures show 80%.

Now add to that the destruction of potentially very useful infrastructure such as power stations, military camps and airfields (over the past 30 years), railways and rail track (for about 70 years).

Add to the above the dumbing-down of education generally (primary, secondary, tertiary), and where do we see our society going? Straight down.

The callous or cruel destruction of the Welfare State

…and those responsible in the past (eg Iain Dunce Duncan Smith, Esther McVey etc) and in the present, at all levels, remain unpunished.

There is so much wrong with the country now that only social-national revolution can save what is worth saving, help those in need of help, reform that which requires reform, and punish the wrongdoers.

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London. Zoo.

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

Diary Blog, 6 April 2022

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[Panorama of Kiev and the river Dnieper]

On this day a year ago

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[https://www.livpost.co.uk/p/this-is-why-people-kill-themselves?s=w]

Well worth reading, especially by MPs, especially by Conservative Party and (Starmer-) Labour Party MPs.

The photo shows, I think, the inspection carried out later (in 1943) by the German forces that had invaded the Soviet Union in 1941, and so also the part of Poland taken by Soviet invaders in 1939. Some international experts from Switzerland and Hungary took part in the exhumation.

The massacre itself was carried out by the Soviet NKVD in 1940.

See also:

At the beginning of 1944, Ron Jeffery, an agent of British and Polish intelligence in occupied Poland, eluded the Abwehr and travelled to London with a report from Poland to the British government. His efforts were at first highly regarded, but subsequently ignored, which a disillusioned Jeffery later attributed to the actions of Kim Philby and other high-ranking communist agents entrenched in the British government. Jeffery tried to inform the British government about the Katyn massacre, but was as a result released from the Army.[65]

In 1947, the Polish Government in exile 1944–1946 report on Katyn was transmitted to Telford Taylor.[66]

In the United States a similar line was taken, notwithstanding two official intelligence reports into the Katyn massacre that contradicted the official position. In 1944, Roosevelt assigned his special emissary to the Balkans, Navy Lieutenant Commander George Earle, to produce a report on Katyn.[24] Earle concluded the massacre was committed by the Soviet Union.[24] Having consulted with Elmer Davis, director of the United States Office of War Information, Roosevelt rejected the conclusion (officially), declared he was convinced of Nazi Germany’s responsibility, and ordered that Earle’s report be suppressed. When Earle requested permission to publish his findings, the President issued a written order to desist.[24] Earle was reassigned and spent the rest of the war in American Samoa.[24]” [Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyn_massacre].

As blogged a day or two ago, Soviet agents, pro-Soviet “useful idiots”, and/or Jews, were trying, as late as the early 1980s, to pin the guilt for the Soviet massacre at Katyn on the forces of the Reich.

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Mirabile dictu! At last, Boris-idiot’s government may be doing something which which I may be able to agree, depending on the detail. Much later, perhaps, we may be able to remove millions of others from the UK to Rwanda or other such countries. They would be more suited to life outside Europe.

It might just save our country’s socio-ethno-racial future.

Whatever one may think of the present shambolic UK government, if the proposed scheme gets going on a large-enough scale, that will cook Labour’s goose for good, I should think.

The area now known as “Ukraine” has of course a history which includes being part of the Khazarian empire:

see also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khazars, and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khazars#Judaism

You can see now why Ukraine is vital to the plans of NWO/ZOG. That is why, despite the alleged war crimes, despite the terrible destruction and harm being done, Russia must fight on to topple the Zelensky regime.

Panicdemic/scamdemic…

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Terrible losses, assuming that the figures are accurate. Tanks lost are about 5% of all tanks operational in the whole of Russia; as for the soldiers, though, no more than 2% of the overall active strength. Very bad losses, all the same.

Graham Linehan

I saw recently that Graham Linehan, the former scriptwriter, was feeling sorry for himself because “trans” fanatics had had him “cancelled”, and because his wife left him, it seems, once he had little money or income left.

This is what I was reading: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10677797/Graham-Linehan-Trans-rights-extremists-destroyed-career-marriage-never-in.html

What to say when you dislike both sides of a conflict?

I have blogged before about both Linehan and the “trans” nonsense which seems inescapable in the UK of 2022:

As a matter of fact, I had never heard of Linehan until he was scathing about me on Twitter several years ago. I had only vaguely heard of Father Ted, and certainly never seen it.

I have to say that his present troubles could not have happened to a more appropriate person; I see that quite a few Daily Mail readers seem to agree with me. I do not agree with the Daily Mail scribbler who refers to him as “this decent man“, even though I agree with Linehan about the “trans” nonsense and associated lunacy.

In the American phrase, “what goes around comes around“…

A few other self-appointed enemies should muse on that.

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What makes “EternalEnglish” so sure that a world (nuclear) war will not happen? I am beginning to think it quite likely, the way that NWO/ZOG is pushing Putin.

Where there is a keg of gunpowder, a single spark can cause a mighty conflagration (to recycle Lenin’s well-known words).

The Western world has been plunged into multiform lunacy.

Yes, Twitter and those behind it have made their point— you exist on Twitter (Facebook, Instagram etc) at their convenience and command. One “wrong” tweet or message and BANG, you’re gone.

Even people basically on the right path do not see that they are being played and used in a bigger game.

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[Pushkin Square, Moscow]

Diary Blog, 18 January 2021, including some thoughts about Universal Credit and Basic Income

“The virus”

BBC Radio 4 Today Programme: interviewee Nadhim Zahawi [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadhim_Zahawi; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadhim_Zahawi#Expenses] said that the Government is expecting 85% of the England-resident population to agree to be vaccinated in the next few months. Asked about whether it might become compulsory to be vaccinated, Zahawi (born in Baghdad to Kurdish parents, only came to the UK aged 9) said “we are not that kind of country“.

It seems that the odd-looking showoff who owns Pimlico Plumbers [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pimlico_Plumbers; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Mullins] has said that he will not employ anyone who cannot prove vaccination.

To me, the telling point is that the subject of compulsion has been raised at all. I cannot recall any previous time when it has been. What is the real agenda, bearing in mind that well over 99% of people who are infected with “Coronavirus”/”Covid-19” actually recover, most without serious ongoing problems (as far as can be seen so far)?

Another piece of news today was that there are some indications that some variants of “the virus” have mutated to the point where the vaccine(s) become ineffective. There would then have to be, presumably, further or other vaccine(s).

One asks again, what is really behind all this? The “Great Reset”? If so, how does it all play out?

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Laura Kuenssberg has become steadily worse over several years; completely partisan. She is, basically, a government mouthpiece. A few years ago, I was sent information about her: part-Jew. I was unaware. I knew that she is part-German (echt German, not Jew), but it turned out that (like many UK-based journalists) she is also part-Jew.

As I have previously blogged, the whole idea of topping-up poor pay by means of State benefits is an error, completely wrongheaded. What it means is that employers can pay poverty wages, wages insufficient to live upon, and the employees paid those inadequate monies have to apply for Universal Credit merely to survive on a quite basic level.

Moreover, it means that the employers, and their profits, are being subsidised by the State, meaning by all citizens, including even those receiving State benefits! This is so because even those not paying income tax still pay other taxes: those working full-time (and many working part-time) are paying National Insurance [https://www.gov.uk/national-insurance], which is a tax by any other name; all are also paying VAT on most purchases: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value-added_tax_in_the_United_Kingdom.

Incidentally, the standard rate at which VAT is levied has increased steadily since introduction: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value-added_tax_in_the_United_Kingdom#Historical_rates.

What that all means is, inter alia, that those receiving Universal Credit are actually partly paying for that themselves, because most are paying not only VAT but also National Insurance.

The answer is twofold: firstly, the State should pay a measure of Basic Income to all persons whose income falls below a certain level. How much? Hard to say off the cuff, but about £100 per week seems right, as a minimum.

Secondly, there must be a higher minimum wage set. How high? Again, hard to say exactly, but £10 a hour seems about right.

Enforcement of the minimum wage also needs to be stepped up.

The devil is very much in the detail in such matters, of course. Housing Benefit is another can of worms. It may be that Housing Benefit should be eliminated, and the slack taken up by a much higher Basic Income. Expensive? Yes, but so is the whole “welfare” sector, with its “assessments”, snooping, intricate administration etc; of that, not the least pertains to Housing Benefit.

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and now Ukraine is basically a Jew-ruled failed state. Ironic (?) in that the historical Khazars, from whom many if not most Jews descend (i.e. not from ancient “Israelites”) were, loosely and inter alia, in the area of the Ukraine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khazars; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khazar_hypothesis_of_Ashkenazi_ancestry https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/scientists-reveal-jewish-history-s-forgotten-turkish-roots-a6992076.html

A group of Ashkenazic Jews in Jerusalem, circa 1885
[Ashkenazi Jews in Jerusalem, c.1885; The Independent]

Shameful. Ironic though, that so many of the Twitter-twits have reposted the above graphic while at the same time arguing for even more immigrants to enter the UK, thus depressing pay further, thus straining public services further. The self-described “Left” have nothing to offer, any more than have the finance-capitalists (who also want more immigration). Only social-national policies can beat and cut a path out of the jungle.

Historical note

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[n.b. for “county”, read “country”, obviously]

The quotation dates from the 1930s, I think from 1939, when Kennedy was 22: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy#Early_life_and_education.

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Shows what weapons they use on the occupied population…

History…first time, tragedy; second time, farce” [Marx]

I like it when the uniformed attendant calls that “the sacredest place“! Where the freemasons, puppets of Israel, and fraudsters sit and spout? Sacred? Ha ha!

Is Washington burning?

Meanwhile, in the “caring, sharing”, “liberal” and multikulti Netherlands…

That mayor was once egregiously rude and insolent to me when I still had a Twitter account. Who’s next? “I have a little list“…—but in view of the encroaching police state, only in my head. Nothing stains like ink (adjust quotation for online version…).

Updated version: https://fo-fo.facebook.com/englishnationalopera/videos/ive-got-a-little-list-with-lyrics-the-mikado-gilbert-an/10153631090723429/

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They should be on our side!

Something more peaceful…

Diary Blog, 8 November 2020

Happy day…won nearly £300 on the Lotto. It has been a year or more since I last won anything decent (I think about £500, but that was on a scratchcard).

My website

People may have noticed that my former website, ianrmillard.com, is now inactive. I gave up that website because I was entirely dissatisfied with the hosting company (ipage), and would never recommend ipage to anyone. The customer service is difficult if not impossible to use if you are outside the USA. There are better companies, I believe.

A new website will be put in place under a new name, and in due course.

78 years ago

https://archive.org/details/1942-11-19-Die-Deutsche-Wochenschau-Nr.637

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All part of the “Great Reset”. National or traditional days, whether Remembrance Day, Christmas or whatever have to be sidelined or cancelled. The international conspiracy wants these days, and the social and national feelings that accompany them, to become nullities. That will help their creation of a globalized society and population.

In fact, as far as the UK is concerned, the imported blacks and browns (etc) have only a shadow idea of those traditional days anyway. You see few if any blacks and browns involving themselves in, say, Remembrance Day, or The Last Night of the Proms. Christmas…well, some blacks adhere to various churches, so there is that linkage, and they and others (even many Jews) do adhere to the ordinary commercialized aspects, such as buying presents.

In the TV ads now current, you see several of these propaganda strands, sometimes at once. The white (often blonde) woman with the black or brown man and “their” mixed-race children, Christmas tree standing (pointlessly) in the background, Christmas-type lighting etc.

Overall, there is the push to eliminate those special days, to tear the people away into a culturally and spiritually homeless, raceless future. This is the “Power of Evil”, scarcely disguised.

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An article Hitchens wrote a year ago: https://unherd.com/2019/12/the-world-we-lost-will-never-return/.

A couple of things come to mind: first, he commends the architect, Gaudi, whose contrived works upset me or at least offend me as much as most of the Brutalist architecture Hitchens attacks. Secondly, Hitchens (in my view, correctly) says that the world would have been better had the First World War never happened. How much better yet would it have been had the Second World War never happened!

Get that. Facebook deleted the man’s post (because it revealed unwanted truth about the facemask nonsense)…

Amazing. We hear even now about “freedom”, and how we should value our “democracy” etc, yet a useless little shit like Hancock can lay down measures many a dictator would hesitate to mandate…

The egregious Farage is a political con-man, who stabbed his own most loyal supporters and election candidates in the back, as well as —openly— stealing their money! He is completely in the pocket of the NWO/ZOG cabal(s), which is why he has always had so much airtime on radio and TV). Controlled opposition.

Having said the above, Dan Hodges is right, in that Farage may yet be able to raise a “party” of sorts. However, no-one should forget that Farage had the chance with Brexit Party to get at least a few MPs and start the ascent to real power. He preferred to stab his own followers in the back, and so give Boris-idiot and his pack of Jews and Indians a Commons majority of 80 votes. Why did Farage do that? “You Know Who”…”them” (((them))).

Farage’s actions during the 2019 General Election destroyed Corbyn-Labour, which was the greatest aim of the UK Jewish/Zionist lobby.

True, Corbyn-Labour would still have lost that election, but not so badly. The misnamed “Conservative” Party would probably have ended up with either no majority or a small majority, had the Brexit Party candidates all stood. There are many constituencies in which the “Conservatives” won by a thousand or two thousand votes, votes which would otherwise have gone to Brexit Party.

What Dan Hodge’s article correctly points out is that there is a vacuum in British (especially English) politics. A rubbish Government and a rubbish Opposition which is no opposition at all. The gap should be filled by a credible social-national party, though, not by con-man Farage’s “controlled opposition”.

The near-future U.S. Vice-President, Kamala Harris, is half-Jamaican, half-Indian, with a Jewish husband: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamala_Harris. Oh, and the couple are worth around USD $6M…

Is that opinion poll correct? I know no-one who supports the shutdown (or the facemask nonsense). Still, it may be true. The British are a poor lot these days…

Imagine supporting something which is not only all but useless on its own terms but will also destroy jobs, homes, futures for years, possibly decades, possibly indefinitely (bearing in mind upcoming Brexit effects etc)…

Not really such a surprise. I mean, just look at the Government! What a bunch of total clowns! Also, now that the Jewish-dominated Press and TV have given up the previous daily attacks on Labour (when Corbyn was its leader), the malleable public is faced again with a binary choice in a totally fixed/rigged system…

Britain is becoming a country like those under Soviet socialism in the 1980s, where protests had to be clothed in remembrance vigils, prayer meetings, song festivals etc.

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Little Matt Hancock, playing the wannabee prime minister…

So-called direct financing of public debt has been traditionally believed by the financial community to be the sort of activity engaged in by countries such as Zimbabwe – not advanced economies such as the UK.” [Daily Mail/This Is Money]

Ah, Britain! Freedom, free speech, justice, fairness, prosperity…what more could we want? Oh no, wait…

Ha ha! The notorious Zionist tweeting above, and his collaborators, mainly Jews connected with the fake “charity” called the “Campaign Against Antisemitism” [“CAA”], are angry because the General Pharmaceutical Council, while finding pharmacist Nazim Ali at fault for making a few remarks about Jews, only “warned” him. The fanatical Zionist Jews were hoping to deprive Nazim Ali of his profession, chemist shop, and home. Nice “people”…

Now the same pack are going to complain (to the dictatorial —and infested— Equalities and Human Rights Commission) about the General Pharmaceutical Council itself, for not ruining Nazim Ali!

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Bax should be honoured and indeed known far better than he is.

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Diary Blog, 22 October 2020, including a few more thoughts about “socialism” in the UK

The infantile and disordered

https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/10/20/the-sky-history-controversy-shows-how-pathetic-anti-fascists-have-become/

I must have missed that particular storm in a Twitter teacup. Typical, though. The self-described “Left” (a term which, like “Right”, I never use), or (pseudo-) “socialist” element has nohing much to say.

In 1989, socialism died, all over the world. That was as true of British socialism or social democracy as it was of Soviet socialism (which just expired and evaporated within a couple of years, being replaced by “oligarchic” kleptocracy), and Chinese socialism (which kept the names and forms of socialism while transforming into complete cut-throat capitalism under overall State supervision).

In Britain, the Labour Party changed from a social-democratic party with socialist roots and pretensions into a basically finance-capitalist party with social-democratic pretensions. Clause 4 (nationalization) was ditched; within a few years it was uncontroversial for the half-Jew Mandelson, Tony Blair’s most important ally, to say that he was “intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich“. Imagine Clement Attlee, Harold Wilson or, say, James Callaghan saying that (in public)!

As Labour became a non-socialist party in the 1990s, the more socialist-oriented element in it became infected more and more with the peripheral politics of identity.

As a frequent browser in Collet’s London Bookshop in Charing Cross Road in 1976 (aged 19), I saw that they had shelves devoted to books and magazines about “sexual politics” and the like, as well as what became known as “multiculturalism”. I was social-national even then, and thought that those areas were, even in the context of Marxist/post-Marxist ideology, sideshows at best. I was right then, but wrong down the line, because it was exactly that sort of stuff that eventually took over, not the Labour Party as such, but the more “socialist”-leaning element within it.

What are the concerns of those “socialists” on, say, Twitter? “Refugees” (most of whom are bogus anyway); “LGBT” etc; supporting all the “Covid-19” nonsense (facemasks, lockdowns etc); “black lives matter”. After all those, maybe poverty too, but the real old-style socialists focussed on relief of poverty as of prime importance, together with the whole socio-economic pattern of society. Also, those old-style activists had a idea of how to achieve their objectives. The post-Marxists have exchanged that for what amounts to a virtue-signalling whine.

The Twitterati who think themselves “socialist” (there are exceptions), especially the “antifa” element and the Jew-Zionists, find their greatest pleasure and victory when someone with whom they disagree (usually unthinkingly) is expelled from Twitter. Most interesting tweeters (like me, if I immodestly say so) are now gone from increasingly dull Twitter.

Also, the Twitterati are often found complacently reciting that xyz (like me) have rightly been expelled from Twitter because “Twitter, Facebook, YouTube etc are commercial companies and can expel or deny service to anyone”. Pretty pathetic. A surrender to the marketplace, and a quasi-monopolistic marketplace at that. No thought as to the rights of the citizen qua citizen (eg free speech rights) going beyond mere contractual rights.

One might add that Twitter is the main playground of such people. Not the real world where real events happen and where questions of politics, questions of importance, are decided.

Whining on Twitter (“slacktivism”) becomes the substitute for real political or social action.

You can see all of that in the Corbyn saga of recent years. Corbyn Labour was not without its virtues, though Corbyn was really a surviving example of an old-style socialist surrounded by those new-style pseudo-socialist virtue-signallers; political coelacanth [“Coelacanths were thought to have become extinct in the Late Cretaceous, around 66 million years ago, but were rediscovered in 1938The coelacanth was long considered a “living fossil“— Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coelacanth].

The result of the obsession with peripheral matters (perhaps the most bizarre and off-piste is re. “transphobia”) has been that Labour itself (and the so-called “Left” in general) has become politically almost irrelevant, despite the Labour Party being the only major “opposition” to a Conservative Party government of surpassing incompetence.

Matters of wide public concern: mass immigration and migration-invasion; education; NHS services; a future for the young; security for the old; the environment; housing; pay and benefits.

There are really only two groups now vying for ideological supremacy under the superficial show of politics: the System of “ZOG”, “NWO” etc, and social nationalism. The so-called “Left”, though vocal, is an irrelevance on the wider stage.

The year 2022, 33 years on from the last “reset” of world politics in and after 1989, will be of prime importance. Large-scale change.

Related blog posts: https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/01/01/disordered-and-infantile-people/; https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/01/18/some-thoughts-about-venezuela-socialism-and-developing-a-more-advanced-society/; https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2016/11/27/castro-and-cuba/

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brendan_Clarke-Smith

I had not previously heard of this backwoods MP. Seems that he was a teacher, somewhere; where? Only a (brief?) stint as headmaster of an unspecified school in Romania is noted. I suspect that he is yet another chancer and freeloader in the Commons. A Romanian wife who is a doctor in Bassetlaw, wherever that is (actually, Nottinghamshire). A prime candidate for my “Deadhead MPs” series. Watch this space.

Perhaps Clarke-Smith might think about how real pay and the real level of State benefits have declined over the years, placing many —even many who are in full-time work— in poverty. He himself has presumably been able to live off his wife’s earnings (at least to a large extent) for years.

Brendan Clarke-Smith seems to be yet another “pleb-Con”. In the German phrase, “put a beggar on a horse and he rides it to death“. Typisch…

More tweets seen

Quite. My own experience (in part): https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/

The idea that evil hypocrites such as Dunce Duncan Smith, the jew “lord” Freud, Esther McVey and Therese Coffey want to “help” people is naive, to say the least.

More tweets seen

Late tweets seen

The facemask zealots all pretend to be following The Science, but in reality their zealotry goes far deeper and has nothing to do with science, and everything to do with some strange wish to conform.

Late music

Diary Blog, 15 June 2020

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[above: Untermensch stamps on British patriot]

Boris-idiot, the puppet posing as Prime Minister, thinks that “racism” is a problem in the UK. The real problem is the multikulti society itself, which he supports, or is willing to support (((if it is made worth his while))).

Unwanted questions

The black man who “rescued” a white man from being killed by blacks at Waterloo Station has been lauded by the msm as a “hero”. He certainly seems to have done something creditable by saving that Englishman from being beaten and kicked to death by a black mob, but one has to ask what the “rescuer” was doing there at all. He was, in the photos I have seen, wearing thin black gloves on a warm day, and he admits to being there as a “protester”. Were the blacks beating that Englishman known to him? And what were the police (who were right there too) doing? Filming? Bending the knee in sign of fealty to the mob? What?

New laws by diktat

The government of fools just made another law today, and thanks to their previous removal of even basic democratic norms, had no need to get the approval of Parliament. The result is that everyone requiring public transport or hospital services, or who has to visit any hospital, needs to wear a face covering. God, how stupid.

In fact, I see little opposition to these latest Kafka-esque “laws”. This has become a “nation” (which scarcely deserves the name) of scared rabbits. Stay at home. Be scared. Protect the (increasingly useless) NHS. Clap like Stalin-era Russian factory workers when ordered to. Etc.

I saw an opinion poll which claimed that a third of all British people are, even now, too frightened (of the Chinese virus) to leave the security of their homes! You expect a few complete cranks like the woman in the photograph below, wearing a “hazmat” suit (not to undertake biological warfare research or Ebola nursing, but to go shopping at Primark, apparently). You do not expect a third of the British people to cower in their homes, especially for no good reason.

https://twitter.com/mattlyynch/status/1272442003591254016?s=20

[the tweeter deleted the tweet before I could copy the photo, sadly. That’s Britain today…the land of scared rabbits]

Note also the “2 metre social distancing”, which actually has little or no scientific justification anyway (the World Health Organization says that 1 metre —a yard, in old money— is more than enough).

The British people now are not those of the past, those mostly resilient people who are now fading into history and legend. Today’s British are almost all a mass of frightened rabbits who stand outside their houses to clap like idiots (for no other reason than to virtue-signal), and who possess neither the discipline to accomplish anything more than a tweet or a Facebook message, nor the anger necessary to resist this confused semi-dictatorship actively.

The tweet below shows the line of shoppers trying to shop at Primark in Birmingham:

Strange. Had I not been told that that is Birmingham, I would have sworn that it is Oxford Street in London (and I lived in near-Central London for many years). Very similar. I do not know Birmingham at all. Anyway, the line is long indeed. Seems that about half, maybe more, of those lining up are non-white. I suppose that reflects the demographics in that city and region.

Here is Hereford:

[above: line of shoppers in Hereford. The blonde in the middle ground looks interesting…]

I have never been in a Primark shop. I am told that they sell cheap clothing. In a sense, these lines are surprising, in that anything required can be bought online (though apparently not from Primark itself), so why wait in line? It’s a mystery, like why some people stood outside their houses and clapped every week just because some idiot told them to do so.

Looking at the wider picture, I have been blogging for months about the absurdity of the “lockdown”/shutdown, its Kafka-esque “advice”, “rules” and (purported) “laws” and, of equal importance, the incredible damage that the shutdown has been doing to our society generally and to the UK economy particularly. A few msm voices (very few) also saw the situation clearly. Peter Hitchens, mainly.

Now, the view has cleared, but the msm interest is still focussed on the medical or epidemiological aspects of the Coronavirus situation rather than the damage done by the panic-stricken Government policy response.

Finally, here and there, the msm is starting to report on the train coming down the tunnel at the people of the UK.

The Coronavirus shutdown has shrunk the UK economy by 20%. That is massive. The figure for 2020 as a whole is now forecast to be a drop of 8%, which may prove to be conservative: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jun/15/uk-economy-to-shrink-8-percent-in-2020-with-coronavirus-recovery-not-until-2023-forecasters-say

Now, there will be no sudden upsurge in demand, because much of the population has had the life scared out of it by the Government, its hopeless “scientific advisers”, and the toytown British police, assisted eagerly by the Twitter mob of me-too conformists (and others).

Primark is not the only shop open today. Far from it. It is however the only one with such lines, presumably because the others sell online. A straw in the wind for the retail sector. Online sales are now where the action is, and the outlook for the “High Street” retail sector, based in actual shops, is bleak.

[above: Newcastle city centre today: few shoppers]

Companies are already collapsing, and huge numbers of companies are going to be shedding staff once the State stops the “furlough” programme (i.e. stops subsidizing notional employment). How many will be chucked onto the scrapheap (aka “Universal Credit”, aka “the dole”) is a matter for speculation. Figures as high as ten million have been mentioned.

This must have political consequences. The question, though, is what consequences. Outside Scotland and maybe Northern Ireland, the UK political system is basically binary. One cuckoo goes into the clock and the other comes out. That is how it works on the surface, but under the surface there are currents of lava moving.

Most people in the msm, and/or on Twitter, are still mentally locked into the LibLabCon (mainly Con/Lab) idea:

Why is that tweeter not seeing clearly? The former “Red Wall” of (former) Labour voters did not vote Conservative in 2019! No, most of them did not; what they did was not vote Labour.

The above graphic tells the story brilliantly. For every 9 former (2017) Labour voters who did not vote Labour in 2019, only 2 actually switched to the Conservative Party; 2 also switched to vote LibDem; 1 voted Brexit Party, but 4 did not vote at all.

In other words, the mass media narrative that voters in the “Red Wall” constituencies were so sick of Labour that they gave the Conservatives a chance to prove themselves is flawed. Flawed firstly because Nigel Farage stabbed his candidates, activists, supporters and would-be voters in the back by standing down all his candidates in Conservative-held seats.

Yes, the Red Wall was composed of Labour-held seats, but once Farage killed his own party nationally, there was little incentive for voters in those Labour-held areas to vote Brexit Party even as a protest vote. Instead, many voted Conservative Party as “the only way to get Brexit”, a theme constantly reiterated by Boris Johnson during the campaign.

Other former Labour voters voted LibDem as a protest, mainly as a pro-EU, Remain, protest.

The nearly half of Labour voters who just stayed home are key. Some hated Corbyn (often because the Jewish lobby had been attacking him for 4 years in the msm). Others could just not stomach ridiculous blacks like Diane Abbott, Dawn Butler, Kate Osamor etc as probable Cabinet ministers. A large number, in my view, simply wanted a real political alternative, and did not find one.

There is a space here for a real social-national party or movement, especially when you see that a third of all eligible voters did not even vote in the 2019 General Election.

The article is worth reading: https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-red-wall-overwhelmingly-opposes-a-no-deal-brexit

I agree with this: “...their behavior in government is making previously loyal supporters at last wonder if they know what they are doing” [The Spectator].

Incidentally, The Spectator needs a better sub-editor: “behaviour” is spelled thus, not “behavior“, which is the American spelling.

As to this: ” 70 per cent of Red Wall voters said they wanted to work with Europe, whereas only 20 per cent said America should be the UK’s main partner“, “Europe” yes, “EU” not or maybe not. Naturally, British/English people (I mean real British/English people, white people) want to work with fellow-Europeans, not Jew-ruled America, but that does not mean that they want back in the EU.

A poll given to The Spectator today by the Best for Britain think tank shows the gap between ‘Red Wall’ voters and the Tory elite in London is dizzyingly wide. It reports overwhelming opposition to a no-deal Brexit in the seats that put Johnson in Downing Street. As striking is the widespread concern about living standards and equally valid worries about the Conservatives tying Britain to the Trump administration.” [The Spectator] [my emphasis]

Britain’s future?

“Q: Was Churchill ‘racist’?

A: “I have heard some people say he is racist…others say he is a hero…I’ve not personally met him.” [Channel 4 interviewee, some dim “Black Lives Matter” black or half-caste woman, who should obviously be at home cooking plantains and not trying to sound as if she knows her arse from her elbow on national TV…]

Still, wake up, Labour Party! There is a potential successor to Diane Abbott!

As tweeters say, LMAO!

Late evening music

Beautiful music and beautiful architecture, two aspects of our European heritage.

To be defended to the bitter end…

Diary Blog, 25 May 2020

Cummings etc

I have blogged in the past about Dominic Cummings:

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2020/01/03/dominic-cummings-a-government-of-dystopia-and-lunacy-posing-as-genius/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/08/10/les-eminences-grises-of-dystopia/

For me, this is not someone who should have any power or influence at all. Sick in body and soul. The same or similar applies to his puppet, Boris-idiot.

Having said that, I have no interest in whether he drove North 250 miles in breach of the “lockdown” nonsense. There should never have been implemented such wide-ranging restrictions.

Now, while the msm obsess about Cummings, attention is on him, and not on the fact that the UK economy is actually collapsing behind the smokescreen put up by “lockdown” and its”furlough” payments (which buy off most popular protest, and will do so until furlough payments end).

So far, with (the surviving) pubs possibly re-opening in July and people able to walk on beaches, in parks, in National Parks etc, there is a semi-holiday feeling. Most people who would otherwise be scrabbling for fairly pitiful Universal Credit money are being paid 80%, in some cases 100% of their previous pay (some are actually better off by reason of not having to pay out for much transport, clothing etc).

However, the iceman cometh. The Autumn and Winter will see a tsunami of company failures (my description, some time ago, but now being echoed, using the same term, by leading businessmen). Unemployment will skyrocket. Then will be the time when social nationalism can get off the ground for the first time since 1939.

Boris-idiot

This must be the first and possibly last time I have agreed with something tweeted by “antifa” cheerleader Mike Stuchbery:

Of course, Stuchbery is talking, I presume, mainly abot the “alt-Right” wastes of space, the like of “Prison Planet” Watson etc.

Some tweets seen

Time for today’s “dim SNP tweet of the day”, this time courtesy of tweeter “@amaginnit”

I agree with Hitchens. What until relatively recently were “normal humans” in England have all but disappeared. The numbers taper off as the age drops below about 50.

Anyone younger than 40, so born around 1980, has been brought up and “educated” in a milieu of Jew finance-capitalism, “holocaust” propaganda disguised as school “history”, “multiculturalism” (as something supposedly good), the idea that the State should probably not help people (except fake “refugees”) very much (via social security, social housing etc), but that citizens should or even must obey, not only the exact letter of the law, not even its spirit (however thought of) but even the mere wishes or demands of (increasingly mediocre or even clownish) politicians.

One only has to look at what now is considered “comedy”…or the willingness (indeed eagerness) of many to denounce and/or “report” others (to police, to those running Twitter or other online fora, to employers) for unwillingness to censor themselves and/or comply with every politically-correct demand of the State or the Jew lobby. In fact, the police are among the most contaminated in this regard.

There are exceptions, a relative few of the under-40s, indeed under-25s, who are not, or not so much, brainwashed. It is a minority though, a small minority from what I can gather.

Answer: “They” (((they))) have killed it, pretty much, aided by the toytown police acting as a poundland KGB.

Musical interlude

https://altcensored.com/watch?v=8RHS-8v97U

A few comments from expert specialist scientists about “COVID-19” and the “lockdown nonsense

In fact, at this point I am more interested in what happens next, and particularly what will be happening in 3, 6, or 9 months in society, re. the economy, and in politics, than in arguing about or hearing debate about what Coronavirus is, what causes it to spread, and whether the peak happened before “lockdown” (which seems very likely) or later.

Diary Blog, 14 April 2020

Coronavirus

BBC Radio 4 Today Programme drone pushing the “lockdown saves lives” rubbish, when in fact, taken overall, far more will die because of “lockdown”. They will die of everything except Coronavirus.

Looks as if the UK government (ZOG regime) is intent on keeping the “Coronavirus crisis” going as long as possible. In fact, the regime may well be quite content that, in care homes and private homes, the very elderly and unwell are dying “quietly”, out of the public eye. It solves for the regime the care crisis that it itself has created via spending cuts since 2010.

Conspiracy theory? I think not (ask Dominic Cummings and his “weirdos and misfits”).

Time for a European alliance of ethnostates

Down with globalism!

“The world is not without kind people” (Russian proverb)

Therese Coffey

Deadhead DWP Secretary, Therese Coffey, is trending on Twitter:

 

This government of fools (illegitimate ZOG regime) is lost without its part-Jew public entertainer, Boris-idiot (who apparently has now been tested for Coronavirus and shows no sign of it, oddly, despite his supposedly having been almost dying from it for two weeks; surely he would show “antibodies”? Perhaps either I, or the commentator, more likely, need to understand better the situation, the virus, the testing procedure or the language used.

Looks like I was right to blog about Therese Coffey as a “deadhead MP”!

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/09/16/deadhead-mps-an-occasional-series-the-therese-coffey-story/

There is light at the end of the tunnel! Oh, no…it’s an approaching train!

Either Sky News or the useless “Office of Budget Responsibility” is looking for pie in the sky (Sky?). The near-collapse of the UK economy is already happening in reality, and the Government is now unlikely to finish this nonsense of “lockdown” any time soon, mainly because the Cabinet is now, in the absence of the part-Jew public entertainer Boris-idiot, posing as Prime Minister, akin to a headless chicken.

As for a swift “bouncing back”, where does that idea originate? In the Conservative Party propaganda department? Half of the world is still not functioning economically. By Autumn, the Coronavirus crisis/scare/whatever will be over, presumably, but in Europe (still our main trading area, despite Brexit) demand will be at rock-bottom. The same will be true of the USA/North America, our second most important area.

Domestic demand will be very weak too, in a situation where millions will be unemployed and where the “self-employed” (5 million people) will often be making little money. Pay generally is likely to be low. So from where does the “bounce-back” come?

Perhaps what is meant is that there will be a huge fall in activity, but then followed by an increase on that low figure.

Some tweets seen about “the situation”

A kind word about me on Twitter. Rare, now that Twitter has been ethnically and politically “cleansed” by the Jew-Zionist element and its malicious and concerted campaign of “complaints” and “reports”…

(the tweeters below are discussing the self-publicizing solicitor, now an Israeli citizen, and who calls himself “Mark Lewis Lawyer”)

Incidentally, I still see people tweeting the 2016 report about me in the Independent. The report was one-sided but at least partly-accurate. I disliked as much, or more, the accompanying headless photograph, presented as if me, but which was of some other barrister.

I do not smoke, have never been a cigarette smoker, and had far better shoes than the barrister in that Independent photo! The Independent also seemed ignorant of the fact that “to practise law” is written thus, and not “to practice law”, which is only the correct usage in the USA. A small but telling point, symptomatic of the crashing standards in the terminally-sick UK Press (Lugenpresse; Judenpresse…).

My blog

I had a pleasing spike in blog hits yesterday: 435 views from 286 individual visitors. Far above the usual range.

The madness gets madder (something I keep thinking impossible, and then am proven wrong…)

I blogged about such mad developments in UK and European society about 18 months ago, but the “window” keeps shifting toward ever-greater lunacy.

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/11/15/when-reality-becomes-subjective/

Life on the breadline

I do not blame “Bootstrap Cook”, aka Jack Monroe, for using the unpleasant “Mark Lewis Lawyer” in her libel case against the commentator, Katie Hopkins, and it worked out for the Bootstrap Cook, though as a one-time practising barrister I can say with absolute certainty that a precocious child could have won that case against Katie Hopkins, who was evidently either badly-advised or not advised (I do not know whether she was “her own lawyer”, which is usually a mistake).

Anyway, I saw this Washington Post profile:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/tin-can-cook-jack-monroe-is-determined-to-show-people-how-to-eat-well–no-matter-their-budget/2018/12/07/f8ae7654-f422-11e8-bc79-68604ed88993_story.html

I have to say that, of the few of her recipes seen by me via her Twitter profile, I have not been enthusiastic about many, but I admit that I have never actually made (or tasted) any of them (they may well be pleasant in actuality). However, I think that this person is performing a public service.

We see in Britain how many people are living on peanuts (sometimes literally), the result of Britain’s economic and social decline combined with —mostly— Conservative Party government policies which have made tough times worse for so many, while the wealthy and very wealthy have thrived in the past 10-20 years especially. Anything that helps people both to survive, and survive without unnecessary pain, must be good.

Many people in the UK cook little, and eat far too many takeways etc, which may be not only unhealthy if taken in excess, but relatively expensive if indulged in frequently. That becomes even more true for those on very low incomes. Often one sees TV reports about people living on pennies getting Chinese takeaways, Indian curry, or fish and chips, and spending their little money on that. Fish and chips ?£5-£10 per head, an Indian or Chinese even more; the Indian place, in a nearby town, and that I use occasionally for takeaway (it’s also a restaurant), is very good but works out at about £15 a head.

I do not forget that sometimes people living in a poor way need something that just briefly seems to make life worth living, even if it is not the most healthy option. George Orwell wrote about that in one of his essays.

I am not merely opining de haut en bas here. I have been down there a few times… especially in — and for several months— 1998, when I had to learn to live in London on plain rice, one piece of fruit per day, bits and pieces (I even ate fruit abandoned by traders at street markets and left in empty boxes by the stalls!).

I had to be “creative” with the Underground (I expect that their technology would defeat me these days) and otherwise had to walk everywhere, trudging morosely past places formerly frequented as a customer, such as Julie’s restaurant in Holland Park, Raoul’s cafe in Little Venice (where I had formerly breakfasted daily in the early/mid 1990s) and other places barred to me by lack of cash such as the once-lovely River Room at the Savoy Hotel (I believe much changed since those days), where I always ate and drank the same thing: “Atlantic Platter” of fish and shellfish, washed down by pretty much the best Chablis I ever had.

https://www.juliesrestaurant.com/

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186338-d952590-Reviews-Raoul_s_Cafe-London_England.html

Inside the new-look Savoy hotel - The Caterer

[above: The River Room at the Savoy. Actually not looking completely different to how it was c.1994, if memory serves, but the tables are ugly square things now; they used to have beautiful big round tables, even for two people; also, there is a less opulent look somehow, the tables now without full heavy white tablecloths]

Silver lining: I lost rather a lot of weight on my enforced diet with enforced exercise; in fact everyone told me how well I was looking!

“Bootstrap Cook’s” stuff is worth a look, anyway: https://twitter.com/BootstrapCook

More “Coronavirus” lunacy

Shocking footage shows a man brandishing a stick after being confronted by a furious local after he ignored the coronavirus lockdown to go camping in Wales. The video was posted on social media after the camper was confronted by a group of locals who asked him to leave the site at Llyn Cowlyd near Trefriw on Saturday.”

The daughter of the 60-year-old in the footage told  North Wales Live : “My dad was with the owner of the land and all they did was ask them to leave and said that the police were on their way.

Then the man threatened to hit my dad in the head with the stick. She added: “When the police arrived, the campers said they were from Hull. The officers were mortified.

“”They were fined and they traced the number plate to make sure they returned home.”

Her dad added: “It was unbelievable that they travelled all the way from Hull to the top of a mountain to camp when the whole country is on lockdown and the government clearly has instructed everyone to stay home unless necessary.” [Daily Mirror]

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/man-camping-wales-190-miles-21857381

Well, for me the lunacy is on the part of those locals. What possible harm in terms of spreading the virus can two people do, camping on a remote mountain? It seems that they left a mess. Well, fine them for that.

It just shows how quickly the masses have internalized the “we are slaves of the State and will do what the government says (even if very silly)” propaganda, given strength by the virus-“fear” aspect…Actually, what is borderline frightening is how easily supposedly rational individuals (as a mass) can be manipulated and controlled.

As for the locals, the story put me in mind, perhaps unfairly, of this:

The shutdown of the economy

Was just looking at the latest companies to actually go into administration. They are unlikely ever to return to active trading. Oasis, Warehouse and Debenhams. About 25,000 employees, currently on furlough, have nowhere to go when the stupid “lockdown” finishes. Their furlough money ends in June.

More tweets recently seen

Britain’s future may not be much of a future, the way things are going…

China

My feelings about China are torn: I hate the way the Chinese as a group abuse the natural world and especially the animals. In some ways they are very backward as a people. Also, the sheer numbers are an existential danger not only to Europe but to the whole planet. On the other hand, who could fail to be impressed by a display such as this?

Diary Blog, 26 March 2020

Pity that the Economics Editor of the Financial Times cannot spell “exaggerated”, though. Another sign of the times, I suppose.

The above report is re. the UK. Unemployment is now spiking in the USA too:

Re. the Jew exploiter Philip Green

Below: here he is, a few years ago, on one of his mega-yachts, pouring Champagne over the heads of other Jews and various “hoes”:

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Blast from the past: the Adelphi, Liverpool

Sorry to hear that the Adelphi Hotel has fallen on hard times. I stayed there for a few days, ungazetted, when an ad-hoc Soviet ballet company (mainly Bolshoi dancers, if I remember aright) was in Liverpool. That would have been in about 1985 or 1986. My then girlfriend’s small suite had a sitting room with a kind of curtained-off bedroom. An entrance hall led to the sitting room and also to a spacious bathroom.

Britannia Adelphi, Liverpool 2018.jpg

The prima ballerina, whose name I forget, was unhappily married and thought to be mentally unstable. She had, I was told, a magnificent suite. For her own protection, both in view of her emotional state and because protesting Jews supporting “refuseniki” (Soviet Jews supposedly wanting to emigrate to Israel from the Soviet Union— most ended up in California) might alarm her, a KGB man slept across her doorway all night, every night, in the manner of Russia’s ancient history.

In fact, that dancer was at risk— she later tried to commit suicide in Sardinia, by slitting her wrists in her bath. Her husband was constantly unfaithful, apparently. Also, she was about 40. Not good for a dancer, though the famous ones have often overcome age to retain public affection: Maya Plisetskaya, Margot Fonteyn etc.

In fact, those dancers (the couple) were living a golden or velvet life in Moscow. His and hers Mercedes cars, dacha, luxury apartment etc. A lifestyle most people (whether in Moscow or the UK) never experience. Still, money cannot, as such, buy happiness. It’s just a dull grind when money is short…

The Adelphi was, I thought, a good hotel at that time (now about 35 years ago). A quartet played classical pieces live in the opulent and huge foyer. Among those listening was the then Chief Constable of Merseyside. The hotel was a landmark in Liverpool.

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

Coronavirus and Labour

The Labour Party is now weaker than it has ever been, in my view. Weaker even than it was under that unpleasant little hypocrite Michael Foot.

Labour under Corbyn, though weak, was stronger than it now is. Now Labour is going to —eventually— elect a new leader, which could be Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey or Lisa Nandy. All have kow-towed to the Jew lobby, all have otherwise similar policies, though Rebecca Long-Bailey is the most radical of the three. Starmer looks likely to be the choice, because he frightens few horses; as against that, he is as dull as ditchwater.

Labour’s problem can be said to reside in the fact that, outside the Labour Party membership, few people even care which of the three becomes Labour leader.

Labour, for which 10 million voters voted in 2019, is scarcely in the exact position of UKIP after 2015, when UKIP gradually became a joke, an irrelevance and then eventually just a nothing. Having said that, there is a parallel. Labour now has no power to speak of in the Commons, because the Conservative Party majority of 80 can steamroller through almost anything.

Beyond that, there is the point that the Coronavirus rescue package of Rishi Sunak, whatever its deficiencies and flaws, has pretty much shot Labour’s fox on “austerity” etc. All Labour can say is “we would have done more and better…(if we were in power, which we are not, and will not be for years, if ever…)”.

Not a very impressive position. The msm continue to give Labour MPs a platform, as required by OFCOM rules etc, but in reality, Labour has become something close to an irrelevance. In fact, it has been reduced to supporting the Government’s positions in the present crisis.

It is clear that Iain Dunce Duncan Smith’s shambolic “welfare” “reforms” are not only completely stupid but cannot work administratively. Why is this surprising? After all, Dunce only got to Lieutenant in his 6 years of being an Army officer. He never had any responsible civilian job either. How could such a person really conceive a workable social security reform, even if “IDS” were a better person morally than he in fact is?

However, the collapse of the Universal Credit system and other DWP areas, under the weight of the Coronavirus burden, will not help Labour. In fact, any “opposition” will more likely come from within the Conservative Party itself.

I detect no real chance for Labour at present, nor for quite a while into the future. If ever.

Evening foray

I had not intended to make a ratissage on the supermarkets this evening, but in the end I did, mainly to get bread, a couple of food items and some cat treats. I went to the nearest one, a Waitrose outlet a mile or two away. I arrived about 1930, half an hour before closing time. Few customers, but an innovation: outside the wide-open doors, two security men, young and dressed entirely in black. Woollen hats, padded jackets, scarfs wound around neck, covering the lower face. Armbands. Exactly like the militia in the TV series, The Handmaid’s Tale. They lacked only the weapons. They are, it seems, Waitrose “marshals”.

Inside, bought 2 scratchcards (both modest winners, as it turned out), but at first my cash was refused. All part of the new hygiene regime. Card only.

I was curious to see whether the shelves were still being stripped bare. Most bread had gone, though there were a few of the less popular (and more expensive) types available: stoneground rye, sourdough etc. Eggs were very plentiful. Flour seemed to be unavailable. Pasta available, though only the slightly more expensive Italian-made stuff in blue and yellow packing; little of the cheaper “Essential Waitrose” pasta. Pasta sauces mostly gone, though the more expensive Lloyd Grossman jars were there (over £2 compared to £1 for the cheapest Waitrose own-brand line). I bought one jar. Puttanesca. Everything else seemed to be available for those wanting it, even loo paper (only the more expensive brands, though). I found the cat treats. No shortage.

I noticed that fruit, vegetables and everything else that I looked at in passing seemed to be in supply.

My conclusion from that and my drive around yesterday: the supermarkets are gradually getting on top of the bulk-buying/panic-buying wave. People are still doing it, but less so. There must be some people around here sitting on mountains of dried pasta, pasta sauce jars, bread and loo paper. I also noticed that people are obviously not buying the pasta to eat immediately, because there was plenty of fresh pasta for sale.

Anyway, that’s my story…

On the way back, a car would not wait for me at a junction and drove off at speed. A few minutes later, I saw a blue light in my rear-view mirror (when I was learning to drive, belatedly, at age 42, the instructor said that one of my faults as a driver was that I looked in the rear-view mirror more than I looked out of the windshield!). Anyway, I turned off to avoid any contact. Only a few seconds later, the police flashed past down the deserted rural A-road. Were they after that other driver? Was he a suspected Coronavirus “non-essential” driver? Had he been heard humming an Alison Chabloz song about “holocaust” fakery? We shall never know…

Watched a topical film on ITV2: Contagion, about an infectious virus that starts with bats in China, and then gets into the food chain, finally being transmitted person to person until millions are killed all over the world. Wait, wasn’t that the TV news? Oh, no, it was “just a film”…More seriously, I was slightly surprised that an alarming (though well-made) film like that was broadcast at a time like this.

Midnight music…