It is tragic. I was just thinking about where the UK would be, in what state, had it not been swamped by waves of mass immigration and births to immigrant mothers. There have been other factors too, but the one that stands out is the demographic change since the 1960s.
It is true that white British people still comprise about 80% of the UK population, but the change has still been huge. Particularly so since the 1970s/1980s. A tipping-point was reached, sometime in the past 30 years or so, since when Britain has degenerated in most respects quite swiftly.
Even in the 1970s (which I well remember, having been born in 1956) Britain had so many paths open before it. The Second World War and its effects were receding into history, the standard of housing was improving, and the cultural life was lively. The Welfare State was generally improving the lives of millions, and there were improvements in areas such as educational access, pensions, disability benefits and services etc.
Now, in the past few decades, one feels that the world has shrunk, Britain has shrunk, and the possibilities open to British people (especially the “young”, say <30 years old) have also shrunk, and shrunk accordingly.
Look at housing. The pressures of mass immigration, births to non-Brits, commercial speculation, and lack of vision, have combined to create, over large areas of the country, huge tracts of “boxes for people”, without sufficient garden space, road access, or service areas (shops, libraries, parks etc).
There is a pervasive sense of the population being almost entombed alive in their inadequate —and increasingly inadequate— housing.
The “revenge evictions” and “no-fault evictions” by residential landlords have become a scandal, millions of people are living in poorly-repaired, poorly-maintained, homes, and the governments of the past couple of decades have done nothing to change that. Indeed, they have made it all worse.
Britain is going back in some respects to the socio-economic conditions of the era before the mid-Victorian age, in that what mattered then —and increasingly now— is how much capital was (or is) bequeathed to people from parents etc. Jobs or positions held were secondary.
Today, we have a society in which young people have to borrow large amounts just to go to a (so-called) university, and it is no argument to say that most will never have to pay it back, because the precondition for non-repayment is that the ex-student will never have a sufficiently high income to trigger repayment! What a commendation!
Basic work scarcely pays at all, once taxes and the costs of simply being in a job (travel, clothing, inflated housing costs etc) are taken into account.
Even “professional” work now pays only a modest amount on those preconditions. We see now strikes and protests by the junior ranks of the medical and legal professions.
Even in simple economic terms, it is clear that Britain would be such a better place had the influx never happened. The British people would be, as individuals, hugely better off in everyday financial terms. Not only in financial terms, though; also, in terms of vision, society, and further possibilities on the national and individual levels.
The question though, is how to get from where we are to where we want to be.
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The sad thing in the wider sense is that even those decrying the way things are have been brainwashed into saying “what’s racist about XYZ?” rather than saying “whether XYZ is ‘racist’ or not is of no matter“…
WEF is only part of the global matrix, interpenetrating with other institutions and programmes: UN programmes, IMF, World Bank, IPCC, New World Order (NWO), ZOG (the Zionist aspects of the NWO) etc. However, the WEF continues to push its alumni into lucrative and influential roles even if they have become hated in their previous positions: see, eg, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/apr/26/jacinda-ardern-takes-up-leadership-and-online-extremism-roles-at-harvard.
Many echo those sentiments, and that fact accelerates the relative decline in numbers of white European people. Meanwhile, of course, the non-white population is reproducing in far greater numbers.
The social decline has also been impossible not to notice. Look, for example, at this tweet by the police:
Comment surely superfluous.
From the newspapers
Interesting article. I doubt that I would even recognize the Poland I saw on several trips by both air and car during 1988 and 1989.
More evidence that the drones of the finance-capitalist System can offer the British people nothing.
“Mr Martin was jailed for killing Fred Barras, 16, and seriously injuring Brendon Fearon when they broke into his isolated farm in 1999.
Some locals quietly praise Mr Martin for taking a stand against crime. One said: “We had four break-ins. I know you’re not supposed to say this, but what he did stopped the burglaries.”
He added: “I don’t agree with the police and the legal system. They’re supposed to be impartial but they’re far from impartial.”
In fact, the isolated home of Mr. Martin was broken into at night by a group of “gypsies” (in fact, UK-resident Irish so-called “Travellers”), not (as the Mirror report implies) only two. He managed to get two of them (one killed, one injured).
The incident happened in 1999. I supported Mr. Martin then, and I have not changed my mind since then. He should have been given an award for courage, and certainly not charged with anything.
A one-sided point of view in its implications, but still true.
I had and have little time for Corbyn, but the fact is that he was destroyed as Labour leader by a pack of malicious and politically-motivated Jew-Zionists and/or Israel lobbyists, posing (some of them) as the so-called “Campaign Against Antisemitism” or “CAA”.
See also: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/; and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/01/15/diary-blog-15-january-2022-including-an-outline-of-the-failure-of-the-latest-jew-zionist-attempt-to-prosecute-me/.
A few reminiscences
I was just engaging in my frequent not-guilty pleasure of looking at the Google Map and Street View site. Very addictive.
I have blogged before about how much London has changed since I stopped living and/or working there. I was a resident —on and off— from 1976 to 1998 in various sections of the metropolis, though mainly in Little Venice, and also for a while in 2001-2002, when I lived on the edge of London, in Higher Denham, Buckinghamshire, working out of both Mayfair (off Berkeley Square) and “legal London” (Gray’s Inn Square, where I was leaseholder of chambers in 2002; ironically, also the site of my unmerited, wrongful, and also unlawful disbarment in 2016, the so-called Bar Standards Board being situate in the same square).
Looking at Street View, I see that the area around St. Giles’ High Street (between Charing Cross Road and Holborn) has been hugely redeveloped. The Oasis open-air swimming pool, which I used a great deal in the 1980s, is still there, as is the old church of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, but a large development of new buildings occupies the area opposite that church, part of which area once had a government building without signs or markings, the car park of which always contained a number of unmarked Commer vans in green or grey, in the 1970s and 1980s used extensively by State organizations.
That building was possibly an outstation of MI5 or GCHQ, but I have no idea whether either was the case. The street entrance always had a standing sign just inside, displaying the “security status” or “threat status”.
I notice that a nearby site, that was once occupied by a pub or bar carrying several different names over the years, is now occupied by a new building containing, inter alia, some pizza joint called Vapiano. I often used one of its former incarnations, in the 1980s, when it was a marble and glass bar called the Cafe Munchen; I was a regular customer at that time.
Looking very different, that place had also (in the early 1960s, I think) been a location for a few scenes in a Peter Sellers comedy film about a group of London crooks (I am unsure about the film title).
A little way further afield, I noticed that the Punjab restaurant (est. 1946), on the corner of Neal Street, is still there. Another place that I occasionally visited, though later, in the early 1990s.
My having Saturn in Scorpio does tend to make me visit Memory Lane a lot, perhaps too much.
Theresa May, prior to becoming an MP, spent 20 years at the cheque-clearing organization, BACS. Her case is far from unique. Take a look at my “Deadhead MPs” series on the blog. Tip of the iceberg. Many, perhaps most, MPs cannot even be described as “mediocre” overall. Deadheads.
The UK political system actively rejects anyone with real depth.
Leaves out the important component of ship-based and submarine-based nuclear and conventional missiles.
Hard going. They are apparently now in slow withdrawal or retreat.
I have wondered, since this time last year, whether the main Ukrainian cities will be left standing at the end of the present conflict.
Idiots, and indeed malicious idiots, such as Marina Purkiss, think that free speech being taken away does not affect people. Wrong. I know exactly how the attacks on free speech, and the general attacks on British culture and our (former) way of life, affect people, including me. I also know exactly (((what))) and (((who))) are (mostly) behind those attacks.
Part of the problem in the UK is that the police often do not understand the law and, moreover, often think that their powers under the law are either (as in the above case) fewer or lesser than they actually are, or greater than they actually are (and I have been the subject of the latter incomprehension more than once over the past decade, and have had to put policemen and policewomen right on various points).
Little Matt Hancock trying to be the big bad scorpion with a sting in its tail.