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Diary Blog, 22 September 2022, including some personal memories of New York and Vienna, and a comparison of Sergei Lavrov with James Cleverly

Morning music

[New York, a city of contrasts: 5th Avenue in the snow, with St. Patrick’s Cathedral on one side, Victoria’s Secret lingerie shop on the other]

I took (and passed, for what little it matters now) the New York Bar Exam when the city was under heavy snow; over 30 years ago now.

On this day a year ago

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So Vallance has morphed from being a “Covid” scaremaster and “vaccine” cheerleader to being a “climate change”/”net zero” propagandist. That fits, as one would expect. I wonder what he thinks about “Black Lives Matter”, Ukraine etc.

…or as Wellington put it, saying that someone born in a stable must be a horse.

At least they have not yet learned from the Jews the conceit that they are somehow essential to European culture and civilization.

Yes, wake up, English “conservative nationalists”! The Indians are not your allies, any more than are the Pakistanis; incidentally, neither are the Jews and/or Israel. Don’t be fooled.

So speaketh the “Levelling Up Secretary” and, prior to that (incredibly), Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

When you look at the pack of cretins now running this unbelievable bad joke of a government, you realize anew how truly unfit for purpose our political system has become.

Sparks a few memories.

The UN Centre in Vienna (actually on the edge of the city) is an odd place; at least that was my impression when I saw it in the mid-1980s. A concrete fortress or “island” (not literally, though actually on a large island in the Danube), set in quite a green area between the old Vienna and a newer section.

I used to swim, almost every day during my visit, at the not-far-away Alte Donau Strandbad, a closed-off section of the Danube that is either an “oxbow lake” or an artificial version of one. Superb place. Clean river water, a green park, properly-run facilities for changing etc and, best of all, few people. I was there on weekdays, when even in high summer the bulk of the hardworking population were at their jobs.

You cannot just wander into that UN Centre. Even in those days you had to have a pass issued by the security kiosk there. I did not have to get a tourist pass because someone I knew who worked there got me a different kind of visitor pass. The difference was that tourists get a guided tour, whereas I was fairly free to wander around.

A large collection of buildings.

I remember trying to get a sense of what is quite a confusing set-up. I remember seeing a noticeboard with ads for various kinds of local staff. The rates of pay, as far as I could see, were far better than the same people would get in Vienna itself, and were of course not taxable (UN employees do not pay national income tax but only a kind of UN tax, which is far lower).

Another thing that struck me was the Commissary, which no doubt had its origins in the immediately postwar 1940s days when almost everything was unobtainable, but what is odd about that is that the UN Centre in Vienna was established only in 1980, a mere few years before I visited! So a mystery. Maybe there was an earlier, smaller mission.

That Commissary, about the size of a medium-level convenience store, sold duty-free food and drink (including booze) to anyone who was a UN employee or, I think, accredited diplomat. A strange “boondoggle”, in the American phrase. I noticed (I think on a Friday), a couple of (from their stature and looks) East African women, buying Scotch.

[UN Centre, Vienna]
[Alte Donau from the air; UN Centre in distance]
[Alte Donau, Vienna; when I swam there, far fewer people were around]

Not sure I would call them “happy days”, but not very unhappy, anyway.

Comparison

The Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation is Sergei Lavrov.

[S.V. Lavrov]

Lavrov, half-Russian, half-Armenian, is a graduate of the prestigious MGIMO or Moscow State Institute of International Relations [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_State_Institute_of_International_Relations].

Lavrov worked as a diplomat in Sri Lanka and the USA before being appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs in 2004. He has been in post for 18 years.

Lavrov speaks 5 languages: Russian, English, French, Dvihehi, and Sinhala (the latter two being the languages of the Maldives and Sri Lanka).

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

Now let us examine his present opposite number in the UK, James Cleverly, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs.

[James Cleverly]

Cleverly, a “half-caste” (in the old term), with a British father and a mother from Sierra Leone, seems to have wanted an Army career.

According to Wikipedia, Cleverly “trained in the Army“, whatever that may mean (no detail of whether he was training to be an officer or as an enlisted soldier, presumably the latter, nor of where he trained, nor in what regiment or corps), but suffered a leg injury in 1989 and had to drop out. He would have been 19 or 20 at that time.

Cleverly then obtained a degree of sorts in “Hospitality Management” from the then Polytechnic of West London [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_West_London].

Cleverly was involved, not terribly successfully (one can surmise) in business and executive activities during the years up to about 2008, but by then was involved in two side-activities which proved more fruitful for him— politics, and the then Territorial Army (now, Reserves).

Cleverly’s leg injury had obviously been resolved by the time he was commissioned in the TA as 2nd lieutenant in 1991. He stuck at that for the following 14 years, reaching the rank of Lt. Col by 2015.

In politics, Cleverly was a London Assembly member for 8 years from 2007. Cleverly then benefited from the scandal around the ineffectual Jew sex pest and pervert Brooks Newmark, who had to stand down as MP for Braintree (Essex). Cleverly replaced Newmark.

Cleverly’s time as MP has not been distinguished, but the upheavals within the Conservative Party led to him being appointed as a Minister of State in 2020 and now, under Liz Truss, as Secretary of State. His appointment dates from 6 September 2022, about two weeks ago.

Cleverly speaks no language other than English.

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

Well, there it is. Sergei Lavrov’s background, languages, and 18 years of experience (and many successes) in post, as against James Cleverly’s background, lack of success (other than in narrow career terms), two years of arguably relevant experience, and time in post as Secretary of State five minutes (putting it flippantly).

It will be recalled that when (also absurdly) Liz Truss was Foreign Secretary, Lavrov easily made a fool of her, inducing her to say that quite well-known cities in Russia should be given “back” to Ukraine (the stupid woman had no idea that they never had been part of Ukraine; one was not far from Moscow).

Liz Truss was an embarrassment as Foreign Secretary; she is just ludicrous as Prime Minister. Now someone even less educated is Foreign Secretary. This country is screwed.

Sergei Lavrov will win no plaudits for his kindly good nature, but on whom would you bet your money?

Late afternoon music

[“The Golden Wheat”]

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While it may seem cruel to mock someone who, quite obviously, is not always compos mentis, that person, Biden, heads the most powerful country on Earth, with enough nuclear weaponry to send us all permanently into orbit. It is all very well to say that he is not really in charge, but that simply raises the question, “who is?” or “what cabal is?“, and what is the real agenda?

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Late music

[Eighteen Years]
[Snow-white Cherry Blossomed at the Window]
[The River is Running]

Diary Blog, 22 November 2021, including thoughts about Welsh independence

Morning music

[Moscow river, with Great Kremlin Palace and Kremlin churches]

“Covid” biosecurity police state

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10228145/THIRD-night-violence-streets-Europe-Covid-clampdowns.html

The Germans have a Health Minister who’s only qualification is a Certificate in Business Studies and a so called Covid expert working at the Robert Koch Institute who’s only qualification is having one in Veterinary science.” [the published comment of a Daily Mail reader]. (reader’s spelling, not mine).

People across Europe are starting to fight for freedom. A small minority, yes, but backed by many millions of others. There is always a vanguard ahead of the mob.

In the Netherlands, the Dutch police fired at random into the crowd, killing two protesters. So much for the superficially “caring sharing” Dutch state…oh, and incidentally…the Daily Mail chose not to report that fact.

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[VDNKh, Moscow; photograph by Gennady Grachev]

Destruction of freedom of expression in the UK

https://www.onelittlewarrior.life/post/pensioner-imprisoned-for-thoughtcrimes

Is the above any different or any better than what happens in Belarus, or even China?

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That is where we are in the UK: suppression of real news, endless (and endlessly dull) recounting of the official versions of “fake news” (mainly “Covid” nonsense, with some “climate change” stuff tacked on, and there is little or no real difference among the main System news outlets: BBC, Sky, ITN etc. Britain is now largely (((occupied))) territory. ZOG.

I was going to add something about Brenton Tarrant, but the repression of free speech in the UK is now such that a degree of self-censorship afflicts even me…

Anyone who has visited an NHS hospital in the past 18 months (as I have, several times, as a specially-permitted visitor) must have noticed that hospitals have been largely empty, the few staff almost unoccupied. There are, probably, exceptions to my impression(s), perhaps in a few large cities, but I have seen what I have seen.

The pseudo-socialists on Twitter are just me-too idiots, whose only aim is to “deplatform” those with whose views and ideas they disapprove. No ideas about society, except that everything would, they imagine, be much better if advanced white societies were flooded even more by the backward and unpleasant from the black/brown areas of the Earth. They are basically “useful idiots” for those pushing the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_von_Coudenhove-Kalergi

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In fact, there is a need to depopulate, but the devil is in the detail. What is needed now is for the European populations to stay pretty much at their present levels, but for there to be a large-scale diminution of the non-European populations.

Since 1945, the populations of Asia (particularly China, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) have rocketed, as have some others. Ideally, the European and European-origined part of the world should comprise the vast majority of the whole world population. See https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/01/26/the-tide-is-coming-in-reflections-on-the-possible-end-of-our-present-civilization-and-what-might-follow/.

Wales and Welsh independence

Ecce, the complete unreality of the pseudo-socialist Twitterati. Wales as an independent country? It never has been, unless you count its prehistoric origins: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wales#History.

Wales is small (the same size as New Jersey, at about 8,000 square miles), and has three million people. Its resources traditionally lay in sub-surface minerals and rocks: coal, slate etc, now not hugely valuable or competitive internationally.

The agricultural sector relies on subsidy, much of Welsh agriculture consisting of uneconomic hill farms.

Tourism exists, mainly in some coastal towns but also elsewhere.

An independent Wales would be a very poor little state.

As for the advantages of independence for Wales, they are hard to see. The devolved Welsh Government already decides upon 20 devolved areas of administration: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wales#Areas_of_responsibility.

Aaron Bastani’s tweet, above, seems to envisage an independent socialist Wales. It seems to me that Wales is better off as part of the UK. After all, without UK (English) subsidy, Wales would have little money to subsidize its farming sector, the coal mines are merely historical now (and part of the “heritage tourism” trade), the slate mines still exist here and there but are hardly the basis for statehood’s necessary income, and tourism could not bear the financial load of true “statehood”. What else is there? Not much, I think.

Labour has a plurality, and near-majority, of seats in the Welsh Parliament— 30 out of 60: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senedd.

In my view, a truly independent and socialist Wales would be as poor as North Korea after a while. An extreme view? Not really. How would the Welsh Government fund hospitals, schools, and so on?

Not that it could not be done. Will is all. If the 3,000,000 people resident in Wales (many of them now English) were to vote for real independence, they could make it work, up to a point. Why not? However, they would have to accept living standards far below even the modest ones now existent.

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A good example of the political, or social, or ideological cover the “Covid” “panicdemic”/”scamdemic” gives to political apparatchiki. Had those “Abos” been detained for any other reason, or under any other excuse, the pseudo-socialists, “human rights” bods etc, even the msm talking heads, would have been outraged and up in arms against it. Not this time, because…”Covid”…the magic word that quells all opposition.

The UK Cabinet of clowns (sinister clowns) has condemned itself out of its own collective mouth, by its very silence in the face of Evil.

#Osterreich #Freiheit #Kristalltag!

“Adolf Hitler, please return to us!

Austria needs to reawaken from its consumerist sleep.

System mouthpiece James O’Brien expressing support for “more meaningful measures“, meaning forced “vaccination”, camps for dissidents etc.

O’Brien says that only a “tiny minority” oppose such measures. Not true, but, how strange, the vast majority in England want NO MORE MASS IMMIGRATION, yet when it comes to migration-invasion, msm/System mouthpiece O’Brien seems to prefer the views of the “tiny minority” (the “refugees welcome” dimwits, the Jewish lobby —mostly pro-immigration— etc)…

Note the ignorance of another LBC and System mouthpiece, Shelagh Fogarty, who pretends to knowledge, based on not very much.

If the System forces me to be “vaccinated” against the panicdemic, that will be a declaration of war against me, and against the entire population.

and look below:

Useless (at his job), irritating, ignorant (but paid a few hundred grand a year anyway…) Jeremy Vine, showing incredible (?) bias, with guests the hugely ignorant scribbler (poses as “journalist”) Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, and Daily Mail scribbler, something (?) Pierce. That is what the msm serve up to the watching populace as a “discussion”, with the presenter, Vine, advocating that the government use “snitches“, fines, prison, “spot checks” of documents etc to repress those who defy “vaccination” with useless fake vaccines.

At least the DDR [East Germany] did not seriously pretend to have “civil rights”…

When the Hungarian Uprising occurred in 1956, those most closely involved with the repression of the population (secret policemen etc) were caught, and some of them suffered the supreme penalty at the hands of the rebels.

Britain was once proud of its civil rights. Even during WW2, when rights were partly suspended, few openly called for the introduction of a complete police state…yet here now in the UK, we see mediocre System msm mouthpieces openly calling for a system of secret informers, denunciation of neighbours and family members, authoritarian police presence on the streets and checking “papers”, and “volunteer co-workers” helping the State to keep the population repressed.

[Soviet “neighbourhood watch” civilian militia badge]

All that, notionally, for suppression of a virus which has (supposedly) killed about ONE in every FOUR THOUSAND people in the world (1 in 1,000 in the UK)…

A little Ostalgie?

Afternoon music

[Mill Colonnade, Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic, Europe]

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I caught a few minutes of Diane Abbott on Newsnight, still defending the migration-invasion. That stupid bitch must have been worth a million votes to the Conservative Party in 2019!

Laurence Fox evidently does not know his political **** from his geopolitical elbow. Controlled opposition, and pretty pathetic it is.

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Diary Blog, 19 November 2021

Morning music

Last broadcast in 2006, by which time, I suppose, it was becoming clear that the UK the music represented had almost ceased to exist…

Incidentally, the individual responsible for getting rid of the Radio 4 UK theme was a Jew, this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Damazer. Ironically, the arranger of the theme was also Jewish: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_4_UK_Theme.

Imperial War Museum

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10218385/Imperial-War-Museum-bosses-say-sorry-ending-Remembrance-Sunday-silence-woke-rap.html

I have not been to the Imperial War Museum since the mid-1980s when I was frequently in the vicinity. Since then, the IWM has, I believe, given over a large area to a permanent “holocaust” propaganda display. Once you start purveying that kind of ahistorical fakery, there is no going back, and you end up inviting a taxpayer-funded (why?) bunch of cretins to shout out “anti-racist” (in reality, anti-White and anti-British) black “rap”-crap on Remembrance Day.

The Daily Mail, of course, completely tied in with the Jewish lobby, would never make the connection…

In fact, the nonsense reported on is but part of the frenzied racemixing and anti-European agenda now being promoted everywhere— in TV drama, TV ads, across all msm platforms. The very significant year 2022 is fast approaching, the next key year in the 33-year cycle, and with it the agenda of the transnational conspiracy usually abbreviated to NWO/ZOG.

Not that I favour Churchill’s misconceived and evil war against the German Reich, of course, but I doubt that the rap-crap mentioned that.

Incidentally, imagine the (much greater) furore if a “rap” or other group had launched, at that museum, a satirical or other attack on the baleful influence of Jews or, indeed, blacks, at some point in history. That’s right, neither of those would happen. Then ask yourself why…

Ehrentempel

[“Feierlichkeiten zum 9. November in München. Ehrentempel auf dem Königsplatz”]

Ehrentempel means “Temple of Honour”:

“erected… in 1935, housing the sarcophagi of the sixteen members of the Party who had been killed in the failed Beer Hall Putsch (the Blutzeugen, “blood witnesses”). On 9 January 1947 the main architectural features of the temples were destroyed by the U.S. Army as part of denazification.” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehrentempel].

I cannot read the names on the U.S. military document below, but some persons without military rank are suggesting destruction of the structure. Probably Jews; who else, arguably, would make such a vandalistic suggestion? “…most offensive” and “dangerous“? Typical language, also arguably. We see the same terms used by the Zionists in 2021 Britain.

Free speech

“In democratic societies, freedom of speech is sacred. Citizens have a right to speak and therefore to be heard.” [Michal Herzog, wife of the Israeli President, quoted in Jewish News/Times of Israel: https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/michal-herzog-how-britains-jews-prepared-me-to-be-first-lady/].

“Their” hypocrisy, as always, is stunning.

In the UK, Jews are at the forefront of the free speech battle, constantly trying to use “lawfare” and undue influence to shut down free speech, in particular any mention of Jews that is not laudatory, as well as any critical examination of their history and behaviour.

I myself have been attacked by them, and continue to be attacked by Jew-Zionists: see, eg, https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.

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Does Priti Patel get monies directly from Israel, or only (that much is already proven) from “British” Jews?

I have already blogged to the effect that only a massive window-breaking event (“Kristalltag“?) in Vienna, and soon, might wake up the Austrian people before the biosecurity police state’s grip tightens yet again.

The System will say anything, and apparently do anything, to get enmeshed in Eastern Europe. Remember 1939 (or at least remember reading about it)? The governments of Britain and France gave the government of Poland a worthless guarantee, that is that Britain and France would come to the aid of Poland were it to be attacked.

Well, we know what happened. Germany did attack, and that triggered declarations of war against Germany by Britain and France, but —crucially— no troops or ships were sent to aid Poland. None.

The British and French governments used Germany’s invasion as an excuse to declare war, but Poland was left to sink or swim. It sank, partly because the Soviet Union also invaded, scarcely opposed, from the East. Britain and France did not declare war against the Soviet Union. Poland had no chance. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_invasion_of_Poland; and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Poland.

The upshot of the above is that Britain did not help Poland and —again crucially— never could have done. Neither Britain nor France could have opposed the massive forces of the German Reich and the Soviet Union, yet it was the worthless joint guarantee which (together with the refusal by Churchill to conclude armistice in 1940, after the Fall of France) condemned much of Europe to years of war.

Surely the “British” government is not about to repeat in some farcical form its mistakes of 1938 and 1939? NATO is becoming aggressive in the East.

War with Russia could trigger a massive conflagration in which, inter alia, the UK might be almost entirely destroyed.

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This happens to all dissidents now. Peter Hitchens has had a similar problem, as did I (before a Jew pack had Twitter expel me in 2018).

Good grief! What on Earth is that cretin Drakeford doing?!

Hitler and Martin Luther King on the same page!

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The biosecurity police state, this time in Germany. https://www.thelocal.de/20211119/germany-passes-law-reform-for-sweeping-covid-measures/.

Eventually, the problem (and similar problems) will only be solved one way, but that is something that cannot (in the new unfree UK) be expressed publicly.

“There are men to whom a tree is sacred” [Chekhov, possibly —I write from memory— quoted in Gorky’s Literary Portraits]. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Literary-Portraits-Maxim-Gorky/dp/0898755808.

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“I’m lovin’ it!

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I like it.

The mask of “woke” fakery is slipping. They lost, so out come the snarls…

I have only one problem with the young man who was on trial, which is that he should have shown more of a stiff upper lip at that trial.

As for Paul Mason, and as I have blogged previously, some of his writings on economics have been interesting, but from the political point of view he is a complete idiot.

Incidentally, I often wondered, when Mason was on TV regularly, and when he posted on Twitter, why he is so venomously against social-nationalism. I discovered that he is part-Jew. That may account for it.

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Diary Blog, 15 November 2021, including thoughts about charities and “good causes”

Charities

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10202001/Charity-employing-Carrie-Johnson-paid-bosss-wife-150-000-design-services-accounts-show.html

The newspaper report relates to the Aspinall Foundation [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Aspinall_Foundation].

The charity that employs Carrie Johnson paid more than £150,000 to its chairman’s wife for interior design services last year.

The figure paid by the Aspinall Foundation equates to ten per cent of all donations received from public and corporate donors in 2020.

The organisation and its sister charity the Howletts Wild Animal Trust are already being investigated by the Charity Commission over their spending and financial management.”

The Daily Mail report triggers thoughts about several different areas: the present rotten government, headed by part-Jew, part-Levantine chancer, “Boris” Johnson and his Cabinet of clowns; the whole area of charities and “good causes”; and a few personal reminiscences.

The Aspinall Foundation was founded by the egregious John Aspinall [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Aspinall_(zoo_owner)],

Aspinall’s mother was later married to Sir George Osborne [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_George_Francis_Osborne,_16th_Baronet], one of their 3 children being Sir Peter Osborne, who married a Hungarian-Jewish woman, that couple then having 4 children, one of whom is Gideon “George” Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer under David Cameron-Levita.

In other words, George Osborne is related to the present head of the Aspinall Foundation, Damian Aspinall (son of John Aspinall).

Around 1995, when I still lived in Little Venice, West London, I was acquainted with a lady of middle age called…well, let’s just call her by my nickname for her, “Mouse” (probably now-deceased). That lady had known John Aspinall’s brother or rather (I think) half-brother, rather well, and had stayed at the country house in Kent which also houses the zoo:

Over drinks at “the Bunker”, our name for the cellar bar at the Colonnade Hotel in Little Venice, I was told Mouse’s assessment of John Aspinall: ruthless, someone who much preferred animals to people, and who regarded the death of keepers at the zoo (five of whom were killed by the animals) as not very important; collateral damage, if you like.

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[Colonnade Hotel, London W.9. “The Bunker” was under the garden area shown]

Apparently, in his early days as an illegal or near-legal gaming operator, in the 1950s, Aspinall had more than once had to ask his wife for her jewellery, to cover outstanding gaming debts.

By 1960, though, Aspinall’s activities had brought fortune, if not always a good name.

The present Aspinall, Damian Aspinall, son of John, is extremely wealthy, and his wealth is said to have come from real estate operations unconnected, originally, with gambling as such: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damian_Aspinall.

Whatever may be said about the way in which the Aspinall Foundation is said to be run, the work it has done with wild animals is said to have been very good, and in some respects pioneering.

Judging from what I have both read and been told, it seems that both Aspinall father and Aspinall son could say, “I did it my way“…

What about charities generally? There has been much criticism over the years of the loose oversight exercised by the Charity Commission.

Charity was originally a matter for the individual or the (Roman Catholic) Church. Taxation scarcely came into the matter. Once England started to become a more secular society, in Tudor times, legislation had to regulate what was or was not a “charitable” activity. The Statute of Elizabeth [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charitable_Uses_Act_1601] set down a list of “charitable” activities.

The Statute of Elizabeth was repealed in the 19thC, but the list of what is considered charitable still largely stands, clarified (or not) by case law precedent.

That is why, for example, the National Lottery of the UK has a fund not for “charity” but for “good causes”, a far wider ambit.

Many of the public concerns around charities have been caused by the way in which the larger charities soliciting money from the public pay their top-level employees. For many, it was shocking to learn that the husband of assassinated MP, Jo Cox, one Brendan Cox, was not only a sex pest and rapist or near-rapist [https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5404241/Jo-Coxs-husband-admits-sex-pest-resigns.html] but was being paid something like £200,000 by the charity Save the Children, which churns out tearjerk TV ads and so on, which ads solicit donations and bequests from kind-hearted members of the public.

Indeed, Cox’s friend and fellow sex-pest, Justin Forsyth, who had been at the material times chief executive of Save the Children, had to resign from UNICEF after similar allegations emerged about him…see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Save_the_Children#Executive_Brendan_Cox_quits_after_women’s_complaints_of_’inappropriate_behaviour’. Forsyth had been paid about £300,000 p.a while heading Save the Children! Truly, for these bastards, charity begins at home!

There seems to be no good reason why such high salaries are paid. Brendan Cox, for example, had a rather modest academic and work background: see https://uk.linkedin.com/in/brendan-cox-433b364.

I was myself shocked to learn, many years ago, that the (effectively) fraudulent MP and expenses cheat, Derek Conway [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Conway], after he was first removed from Parliament in 1997, had not only been appointed as Chief Executive of the Cats’ Protection League [now Cats’ Protection], but also been paid, if memory serves, something like £150,000 a year, a not inconsiderable sum in the 1990s. I favour that charity, which like many others has collecting tins here and there, but some of these executives, in the British Army phrase, really “tear the arse out of” their appointments.

This is very negative to the image of all charities, and leads to public distrust, thus hampering the valuable work that so many charities do.

No-one expects executives of large charitable organizations to work for nothing, or for peanuts, but there is a case, as elsewhere in our society, for decent measure.

It may be time to look again at what should constitute a charity, and to regulate the big charities, especially, more closely.

Midday music

[the Blues and Royals, London]
[checkpoint, Seversk (former Tomsk-7) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seversk]

Liverpool bomb

Surprised this morning when watching a few minutes of BBC TV News (something I rarely bother with these days), and to hear the BBC reporter say that the (presumed) terrorist bomber in Liverpool had “sadly” died. What?!

No need, I think, for me to expand on my point.

Covid nonsense

While watching some news on TV briefly, also saw and heard that absurd van Tam person talking (seemingly endlessly) about “Covid” statistics. Something about how one group of people in one area had extremely high rates of hospitalization, “7.1% per 100,000 people“!

So, in a town such as Reading, of over 200,000 inhabitants, about 15 people might be hospitalized over the period mentioned (and almost all recover after a few days or a week or so).

This is a public health problem that is nowhere near existential. Scrap all “measures”, fake laws, “rules” and all but mild advice.

Interesting discussion about British history

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Austria

This will only end when people, in numbers, not only start to say “NO!” but also start to punish the “authorities”, i.e. the System, and the “facilitators” of tyranny.

If even 10,000 Austrians were to go to the centre of Vienna, each armed with a mallet or hammer, and then were to break as many shop windows, and windows of government and police offices, as possible before being captured, that would make history. 10,000 freedom fighters, each breaking (say) 20 windows. 200,000 windows! Wien— Freiheit! Wien— das ist’s!!

Not that Austrians breaking windows will be sufficient, but it would be a start…

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[Mont St. Michel, Normandie]