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The Coffee House Wall – July 2021

This is the Coffee House Wall for this month. I won't say that it is your chance to communicate with us, as we are all in this together. It is, nevertheless, the Conservative Blog post that has no particular theme, and where everything is on topic. Let's just remember that we want to avoid ad hominem attacks on others. We don't want to engage with trolls. We want to moderate our language ourselves as responsible and mature adults, choosing to use fruity language only where it is necessary. This is our opportunity to show what the Spectator Coffee House Wall could have been like.

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    Google is now requiring that we pass a test as not robots before allowing us to enter this site.

    Robots of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your algorithms!


    BoJo and Carrie: some leaves from the family tree:

  3. Batley & Spleen…

    “Batley n Spen” ounds like a TV series about a pair of gritty, no nonsense, northern detectives.

    George is going straight to court! Here’s why.

    Labour think that they can do as they please, don’t they. Maybe not this time.
    In the UK , election rigging a predominantly a Labour activity, but that’s not to say the the Tories also aren’t above election shenanigans – eg. 2015 South Thanet!

    File under: Phil Woolas,

  4. Galloway’s ‘crime’? Laughing outside t’al medina mosque. Ecky thump!

  5. The Sunday Moan.
    Today’s is Meades on mediocrity, or the Bilbao effect, where the Town Council replaced the industrial area and docks with the truly appalling Guggenheim museum, stuffed it full of pretentious rubbish and charged 10 Euros per idiot to wo der through the dump. Outside illiterate schizophrenic Africans either try to sell umbrellas or stab tourists and residents depending on their mood, weather and the time of day.

  6. “Meanwhile we should consider that this weird gallimaufry is to a fake future what the Prince of Wales’s dire Poundbury is to a fake past.”

    LMAO ! He’s got a way with words, dunt he!
    I loved that Peter Cook quote, too. 🙂

  7. “… Peter Cook famously said of his Establishment Club in Soho that it was based on “those wonderful Berlin cabarets which did so much to stop the rise of Hitler and prevent the outbreak of the Second World War”.”
    As if singing the Horst Wessel and interposing, Oscar Wilde style, one’s body would deter congress between Boris and an intern.

  8. Meanwhile back in Batley..
    Catsuit George gets an honourable mention from Melanie Phillips for his own unique and self interested take on the blood libel. Surely its nearly time to reopen York Tower for a good old Jewish-Muslim show down…

  9. Britain’s Covid Call: WAKEY! WAKEY!

    “…Not a single Virologist has isolated a Virus they will claim is COVID-19 (CCP Virus), and when the CDC was asked for the Virus, the CDC said they do not have it…”


    Young man, there’s no need to feel down
    I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground
    I said, young man, ’cause you’re in a new town
    There’s no need to be unhappy
    Young man, there’s a place you can go
    I said, young man, when you’re short on your dough
    You can stay there, and I’m sure you will find
    Many ways to have a good time
    It’s fun to stay at the YMCA
    It’s fun to stay at the YMCA
    They have everything for you men to enjoy
    You can hang out with all the boys
    It’s fun to stay at the YMCA
    It’s fun to stay at the YMCA
    You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal
    You can do what ever you feel
    Young man, are you listening to me?
    I said, young man, what do you want to be?
    I said, young man, you can make real your dreams
    But you got to know this one…

  11. Pound and bury, Your Royal Highness! Pound and bury!

  12. Hungary, an urbane example for Blingerland.

  13. “More than six million EU citizens have applied to settle in the UK”

    Not many of them truck drivers, reportedly…


  14. @06:56 cont.d

    It sounds like driver conditions haven’t improved much since Stanley Baker et al made “Hell Drivers” in 1957 – despite the EU !

    A stellar cast, look you…

  15. @6:57 – or even Budweiser cast…

    Many a true word said in jest…
    except that I don’t think think that Keith is jesting…

  16. “To be or not to be…”
    Iniggergland or Denmark?
    BTW The ‘i’, like many other things, is now silent in our country.

  17. Oiphelia pain, Monty!

  18. “Once Upon A Time In A Galaxy Far, Far way…

    … before Tony’s fifth column (aka “third way” got going, and we had a more homogenous, less divided body politic… we rejoiced in our differences back then…

    Up the Union!
    (not the EU or USSR, obviously)

  19. Yanis Varoufakis: “Biden, Johnson, Merkel: you are intentionally killing Julian Assange’s body.”

    On this occasion… Janice gets it right!

  20. Noa

    I hope we can ensure that some variant of the Horst Wessel song is never sung in Wembley Stadium.

  21. EC
    July 6th, 2021 – 06:56

    Very instructive!

    Has anyone come up with a reasoned, sensible figure for a comfortable population for the United Kingdom?

  22. When I lived in Manhattan, many years ago, I used to walk along Fifth Avenue by the eastern wall of Central Park where I would pass a plaque commemorating W.T. Stead, I noted that he was a journalist of some kind and often wondered, without spending any energy on searching for an answer, who he was.

    Now, recently, I am beginning to understand…,

    W.T. Stead (with Lord Rothschild, J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt and Andrew Carnegie bankrolls) co-opted The Salvation Army (and the Y.M.C.A. & Y.W.C.A.) into his global ‘One World Order’ schema

  23. Which film of Truffaut is it in which there is a wall of still photographs of all those who the director had known but had since dies which included a photo of the German in Julies et Jim but who was still alive at the time? Was it Day for Night?
    I suppose we all have those who have become dead to us – or whom we are dead for.
    As we walk among people, each of them carries his dead with him in a cloud around his head but of course we don’t see them, though our own appear to us intermittently and without logic. Usually of course at night and with strange messages.

  24. Malfeur

    Erm.. Indeed.

  25. It was inevitable that, left to run itself under a mixture of tribal leaders, communists and loons, South Africa would go the way of Rhodesia, turning into a corrupt, murderous racist Sino-satrapy.

  26. Generally speaking, I think I have been able to take advantage of the enforced house arrest consequent on the common cold mass psychosis; but I may have seen a bit.too much that is healthy for my love of country of Mike Graham and Alex Belfield. Can that really be Old England that they are talking about? Where did it go? Over the hills and far away it seems. You can never go.back they say.

  27. Malfeur 12.22

    If, as Peter Hitchens is fond of saying, the past is another country then so, as Graham and Belfield demonstrate, is much of the present.
    Proving the adage that, as soon as one Englishman opens his mouth another sticks his foot in it.

  28. Malfleur, July 16th, 2021 – 12:32

    Harold Van Wick!

    I think it was very unsporting of the dishevelled, cigar smoking, detective not to overlook Harold’s murder of his mother in law! Surely, given the provocation, any reasonable minded judge would have dismissed the case?

  29. Malfleur, July 17th, 2021 – 12:14

    The objective truth can never be established by consensus alone!
    Empiricism Rules!

  30. Noa, July 16th, 2021 – 15:54


    No doubt that Strine’s demise is being cheer on by the Aussie multi-kulti apologists and also Xi’s NZ egregious gauleiter, the fragrant Queen Jacinda.

  31. Baron

    Whaddya reckon?

    “Guardian’s Fake ‘Kremlin Papers’ Bombshell Points to Russiagate Origins”

  32. I see some poor MP named Drax has become the target of demonstrators seeking to persuade him to pay reparations to Barbados on account of his ancestors having made a fortune from slavery in the West Indies. The mass psychosis gripping Britain since no the adoption of the Covid bollocks threatens to spiral out of control with this variant. First observed among undergradates of Bristol University when the statue of Colston was pulled down and thrown into the Severn estuary and more recently in the clamour to change the name of Wills Hall at that in situation, it is now set fair to infect any connection with slavery. The Windsors, the British aristocracy however now enfeebled,and any gentlemen or ladies or indeed those now declasse from former positions of standing in our community should lock up their daughters.
    How long before those who may be seen to benefit today from the sale of white indentured servants to the colonies in the past or those who prospered from the employment of English or Welsh coalminers, or whose predecessors spoke up unwisely in opposition to the excesses of the French Revolution such as the MP for Bristol, Edmund Burke, whose statue may have so far survived the variant, or any profiting from the sins of dead generations, are tarred and feathered and stripped of their property in hastily convened public meetings?

  33. ‘The6 Last Kingdom’ is a TV series which, so far, seems to offer a more positive less savage view of England, albeit in the 9th century.

  34. Clownfall

    Diaries from Der Fearer Bunker (LGBTQAA Day 450 ish++)
    Is I in or is I not?
    Carrie and Chris ghost in and say We must stay in. My friend, We sometimes think Our only friend, Rishi says no We must be brave, otherwise our futures options will fall and We will have to tax choldrens’ sweeties to keep paying the civil service wages and pensions.
    We will have to borrow even more from that appalling little fag Cruddas.
    Anyway apparantly the plebeans are revolting, (har har!). Bread and circuses for them, a pity about the miskicks last Sunday Valliance was counting on them to ease the lock down back without too many problems. Like Wombledon that didnt work out for him and now that prat Brady is whinging at the door about Munchausens by proxy.
    What to do? We asked Cove if We should organise a HMP Britain popularity contest, with Ourself, McBasilisk, that Welsh leak and Poont or whatever he’s called over in Stirmont or wherever, to see who is doing best with the scum at the present time. (Memo to oneself, how is my meisterplan for an Irish Sea tunnel progressing? Is our Broadcasting Craporation on side?)
    Snivel looked up adoringly at my navel (he is permitted to gaze no higher, on pain of death) and licked my foot, newly washed this week as per Carries’s hygenie dictates, from his prostrate position he whispered:
    “Oh Divinity, a wonderful idea, but being the Master of Time may I suggest we defer until after Freedom Day, the midges are rising in the hielands, the leek shops are closing by the hour and the EU regulation toilet paper avalanche in Bogside bodes ill for a favourable portent.”
    He is right I thought, even as We spurned his prone carcass with Our bejwelled sandal.
    “And get Rod no jab no job the Plumber round, the smell around here is getting unbearable”
    Is it the underground plumbing here, or one of Prince Wilfred’s nappies? Carrie says not, but the appaling stench must come from somewhere…

  35. “On the evening of his inauguration, Trump will address the nation and reveal that the Covid-19 Delta variant is fictitious, dreamt up by maniacal people who feared losing their stranglehold on a compliant citizenry. As society came to terms with a virus no more lethal than the common flu, and citizens eschewed masking and raised legitimate questions about hazardous vaccinations, the World Health Organization contacted its agents within the CDC and international health agencies and urged them to take part in a program aimed at once again scaring the world into frightened compliance.”

  36. EC @ July 18th, 2021 – 10:52

    The story isn’t worth even a warm spit, EC, one may be forgiven to think this chap Harding may be on the Kremlin payroll, the imbecility of the story may do for the unrepairable haters of Russia, but for anyone with even a partially functioning brain it’s pure nonsense. As you well now, the Americans ran a number of investigations, the Mueller’s attempt costing well over $30mn, the largest of them all, found nothing, as did the others.

    It doesn’t surprise there has never been anyone furnishing any evidence at all of what it was the Russians actually did, not a flake of a proof from the social media platforms through to the meetings of the Government officials from the two sides involved, not a shred of anything at all that could point to an activity or a series of acts supporting the notion of Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election.

    What elected the Donald were the disillusioned of America, the size of which shocked even the BBC to$$ers attending the rallies, the people that have been forgotten by the ruling elites did it, they needed no help from anyone.

    (Baron has eased off on blogging everywhere, not fugging point, waste of time really).

  37. “The coming of Neo feudalism”, Joel Kotkin’s book is a good reafanalysis of the development of the new fuedal elites and the destruction of the middle classes is convincing. Unfortunately he is short on solutions. It’s covered well enough in this interview. So save your money.

  38. “The coming of Neo feudalism”, Joel Kotkin’s book is a good read and analysis of the development of the new fuedal elites and the destruction of the middle classes is convincing. Unfortunately he is short on solutions. It’s covered well enough in this interview. So save your money.

  39. “We’re at war…dark days ahead” .Alex Belfield today.

  40. “…Baron has eased off on blogging everywhere, not fugging point, waste of time really…”
    And the Glorious !2th is now firmly in our rear gunner’s sights! Give it 250 rounds of .303 Ginger!
    It’s now the time to deal those moles a death blow, before the local Gretas chain themselves to a dusky moleskin forepaw and ensure the cancellation of both Baronic wisdom and all unwilded cultivation in deepest Suffolk.
    My own dilemma, from the Great Study at Noa Towers, is far more mundane: shall I support the fair Norwegian Olympic Beachball playing maids who wish to throw away their bikini bottoms in search of freedom, or demand their enforced sexual exploitation?
    And should the converted female New Zealand weightlifter be subject to the same flimsy clinging sportswear when performing her own rituals? I confess that the thought of her dropping 250 kilos on her big toe and inadvertantly revealing the the latest model in faux-vaginal hyperplasticity is enough to make me pine for the return of winter, lockdown and a rerun of Jeremy Kyle’s greatest bits.
    In the meantime, the Estates Worker Hospitality accommodation (formerly HMP East Lancashire), which had emptied as the former occupants graciously accepted settlement and moved permanently into council housing and lifetime benefits support, is rapidly being refilled by the local housing office. My decision to convert it to luxury 4 star hotel accommodation was inspired. We are now the proud winners of best Migrant Hotel Chain of the Year 2021 and profits are booming!
    Many of our guests are now working to supplement their meagre state incomes by constructing travellers huts for hastily returning East Lancashire holidaymakers. Initial investment was readily forthcoming from the offshore based Private Equity company Hancock Medical Trust. An oxymoron if ever there was one!
    As for the whinberry harvest, I have this year decided to donate it to the Starving Landlords and Self Employed Self Help Cooperative. It is to their credit that they stripped the hillsides bare in two hours. Although their angrily beating to death a government minister and several local government diversity managers who had infiltrated the masses tramping over the moorland brought them no great credit, at least the corpses swinging in the now reinstated crossroad gibbets have boosted tourism to the area and reinvigoured the farmshop sales of our famed Toerag and Benedictine jam. (Thanks to EC for his recent kind enquiry on this and related matters.)

  41. Noa @ July 21st, 2021 – 12:36

    A rather enjoyable lament, Noa, one can only hope the ersatz female of New Zealand wins, and wins big to let every man know that cutting it off and drilling a hole instead can lead to an Olympic success (but what would a bona fide male do if in bed with her? Bucket please, quick).

  42. This is probably the best shot, it’s in London, the story’s in Russian, but it tells of a chat between Lavrov and our Foreign Sec David Miliband in 2008 when the Georgia’s conflict was on, our man said to the Russian Foreign Sec that Europe would have to reconsider relations with Russia because of her belligerent behaviour towards the smaller neighbour, to which Lavrov allegedly said what the graffiti says. That’s what is says under the picture.

    Above the picture it says that Zacharova (she’s the spokesman for the Russian Foreign Office) when asked by a journalist what she thinks about the graffiti answered: ‘It’s not up to the Foreign Office to comment on the works of art, you should talk to the Ministry of Culture’.

  43. Noa @ July 20th, 2021 – 09:54

    The longish interview inspires, Noa, his idea of a new kind of feudalism also attracts, Baron would cut the emerging society into five layers, the top tech, or rather new industries billionaires cum millionaires everywhere not just in California together with the financial crowd also everywhere (by everywhere Baron means places like China, Russia, India..), the second layer would be occupied by the enablers of the super wealthy i.e. the political class that co-mingles with the top layer, the third chunk would include the Goebbels’s mob both of the immediate impact i.e. the MSM and those whose job is the long term indoctrination i.e. the educational and academic layer, followed by the (largely apolitical) segment of the property owners, rentiers, managers (the old middle class), and lastly the bottom layer of the great unwashed losers.

    Still, Baron’s rather tempted to get the book, may do so after he finishes with a little tome on Prussia.

  44. Alan Jones from down under is Baron’s man, he may be overdoing it somewhat, mimicking Biden’s speech, but his point’a valid, Biden is losing it, he shouldn’t continue, it’s more than embarrassing, it’s dangerous, the guy has access to the red button.

  45. Baron 00.33
    Good posts, please do more if you have the time and inclination.
    I like your analysis. Its more international and less US centric in its approach. Have we really moved on much from a lord/serf or capitalist/proletarian view? An additional layer or two, or class specialism perhaps, more sura national liaison, command and control, as the thought control tools of the PRC are tested, refined and distributed around the world to ensure one world enslavement.

  46. Baron, July 19th, 2021 – 07:17

    “Baron has eased off on blogging everywhere, not fugging point, waste of time really.”

  47. @11:51

    Baron, I agree!

    For old time’s sake, just one last piss into the wind…

    Andrew Lawrence

    “BBC- Further accusations of bias.”

    The West Cumbria Branch of the Red Brigade got Andrew Lawrence’s appearance at a local theatre over their hate speech concerns Cancelled despite tickets being sold out!

    To paraphrase Spike, “Now you know what’s wrong with the fuggin’ country!”

  48. @11:59 emendation….

    “The West Cumbria Branch of the Red Brigade got Andrew Lawrence’s appearance at a local theatre cancelled over their hate speech concerns Cancelled despite tickets being sold out!”

    … and with that I think that I am going to cancel myself.

  49. Not like Berlin 1989 is it?
    The Wall….. has self cancelled.

  50. EC @ July 25th, 2021 – 11:59

    It makes one sick to see how the BBC spends the money, EC, five billion quid each year, the salaries (and of course other benefits including pensions) cannot compare to what the individuals labouring in wealth creating sectors of the economy get. What do these people do, what does the quality post demand of the individual holding it? Has anyone ever found out?

  51. EC @ July 25th, 2021 – 17:14

    Cancelling yourself may be difficult, EC, and it will only please the woke fuggwits, avoid, please.

    Javid apologised for saying we should not be cowed by the virus, learn to live with it, which is the bleeding obvious to anyone who isn’t brain dead, so why the pouring of ashes over his glabrous head? It’s the apologies that encourage the woke fruitcakes to keep going, no one should say sorry for saying something that’s patently true, if it upsets someone, that’s tough titty, he or she should grow a pair.

  52. Pity you don’t read or even peruse the Spectator, a chap called Winston Marshall (the musician, not that Baron likes his style) did a diary few weeks ago, powerful stuff, sadly it will do FA to anything. Here it is, one cannot fault him on anything he says, but what’s the fugging way out of it, the solution, the sword that can cut the Gordian knot:

    “I’ve been amazed by the response to my decision to leave my band, Mumford & Sons. The article in which I explained why has now been read 700,000 times and has been republished by newspapers in the UK, the US and Germany. My main hope in publishing it was to restore my own sense of integrity — eroded, I felt, by an apology I made to an extreme but vociferous internet minority who took great exception to what I considered an innocuous tweet to Andy Ngo, the author of a bestselling book about the radicalised far-left.

    Just as I never anticipated the angry reaction to my unremarkable tweet, I could never have foreseen that my article about the ensuing fuss would have generated so many messages of gratitude. Gratitude for what? Not for leaving the band — although a few people may be glad. It seems as if, in explaining why I felt I could not carry on, I had articulated something that many people feel in their daily lives: self-censorship. In the current febrile political climate, many of us are just too scared to say what we think.

    The messages came from an astonishing array of professions —fellow musicians, doctors, civil servants, actors, painters, politicians, think-tankers, comedians, vicars, teachers, students, beauty queens, lawyers, mothers, charity workers, cannabis activists, journalists, entrepreneurs. I found many of them very moving. I’m especially struck by how these represent the moderate free-thinking middle-ground. Not extremists.

    A theme that crops up again and again in these emails is a fear that speaking ‘the truth’ could prove too costly. So people stay quiet. They have rent or mortgages to pay. Their careers have taken decades to build up. They are accountable to colleagues who depend on them in turn to maintain their lives and their responsibilities. There are kids to care for. Some recount being alienated by their friends for holding incorrect opinions. Others explain how they keep quiet at work, or nod along when things don’t seem quite right. Others describe being bullied for wrong-think.

    The comedian Ricky Gervais said recently: ‘Whoever you are, if you can’t be bought you’re the richest person in the world… There’s something to be said for being proud of one’s integrity.’ I am fortunate to be able to walk away when my integrity is compromised. For most people life is far, far more complex. It is noble to prioritise those other hugely important aspects of our lives: family, friendships, careers. But the sacrifice of keeping schtum also comes at a price. What starts as a niggling feeling can build up inside. An elastic band slowly stretched will eventually either warp out of shape or snap back to position. Perhaps our consciences do something similar.

    Think of Vaclav Havel, the playwright turned dissident turned Czechoslovakian president who wrote The Power of the Powerless in 1978, describing life in the Soviet era. He used the example of the greengrocer who places the slogan ‘Workers of the world, unite!’ in his shopfront: ‘If he were to refuse, there could be trouble… He does it because these things must be done if one is to get along in life. It is one of the thousands of details that guarantee him a relatively tranquil life “in harmony with society”.’ The grocer has much to lose should he dissent from the ideological norms of the day. However, the moment he stops putting up the slogan and ‘rejects the ritual and breaks the rules of the game, he discovers once more his suppressed identity and dignity’.

    Havel’s words speak to an alarming degree to the situation in the liberal democratic West of today. I don’t imagine we will experience a social convulsion as dramatic as Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution of 1989, at least not any time soon. But how will these pent-up feelings which so many share manifest themselves? Havel’s writings suggest two possible ways forward. Either the system continues to tighten into a ‘dreadful Orwellian vision of a world of absolute manipulation’, or the ‘independent life of society including the “dissident movements” will slowly but surely become a social phenomenon of growing importance… influencing the general situation’. Let’s hope it is the second of these. A restoration of honest, good-faith dialogue and the widespread recognition that we are all fallen and fallible would go a long way towards restoring the freedom to think and speak. It may be premature to say this, but on the evidence of the reaction to my piece, a quiet Colour Revolution for our times may have already begun. And I hope more and more people will find the courage to speak the truth as they see it, and that it will be less and less costly to do so”.

  53. Immigration seems to be hitting the headlines again, the newcomers are arriving at ever greater numbers, we pay the French to keep them off our shores, no avail, according to Nigel F the French Navy is escorting the boats into our waters, then it’s bingo, we have to take over.

    We have the MI5, the MI6, the CIA is also around together with the FBI, the Interpol, and above all, our country proudly houses the Bellingcat boys, they can do miracles, nothing can stop them, the Kremlin’s powerless to deal with them.

    So here’s a suggestion, why don’t some of those highly trained, clever, immeasurably able men and women from any or all of these agencies, just few of them would probably do, why don’t they find out who are the people running the smuggling gangs,

    it cannot be that hard to do it, one hires a couple of would be immigrants, or even a dozen, they each concoct a story, approach the smugglers, pay them the money (allegedly 6-8 thousand quid), then tip the police.

    It isn’t done because as Baron has said many times before immigration benefits the middle class (carrot picking, looking after kids, serving Costas…) and it’s the middle class that runs the country. They pretend they want to cut and control immigration, but their unwillingness to actually do it is clearly visible, already more have come this year that in the whole of the last year. Madness.

  54. Noa @ July 25th, 2021 – 18:38

    One wouldn’t;t expect anything else, Noa, most of the newcomers are voting Dems.

  55. Here’s a piece of news relevant to that part of your body you sit on (apart from other functions, of course):

    China is the world leader in the export of toilet paper with 11% of global supply. A 600% rise in ocean freight cost makes it inevitable that the price of something as ordinary as toilet paper is slated to rise significantly or become in short supply in key places globally. When such pressures are coming all across the product line, ocean container rates become a significant driver of general inflation”.

    Those clearing the shelves of the commodity may be on to something, boys.

  56. Ah So, Noa!

    Jeff does Jinglingish, or maybe I misheard…


  57. Baron, July 25th, 2021 – 22:43

    I thought that stuff was considered Haram?
    Large areas of the UK will remain unaffected.

  58. Noa, July 20th, 2021 – 09:54
    Baron, July 23rd, 2021 – 00:33

    “The Road To Serfdom”
    F.A. Hayek

    The only “Road” movie that Bing, Bob and Dorothy didn’t make?

  59. EC @ July 26th, 2021 – 10:56

    A useful look at the addition to the means of exchange, unit of accounts and the store of value, EC, more questions that answers, but regretfully, sooner or later we are going to get it, it will very likely co-run with credit/debit cards and actual cash, the younger generation will help to broaden the appeal of it, the older ones will stick to what we have now.

    For us, the users of it, the only difference between a well anchored Britcoin (or any other one) is that instead of a piece of metal, paper or plastic saying ‘one pound’ one would have on a gadget (say) the mobile phone, a stored binary expression of the same – ‘one pound’, the linked ledger on a server will store the rest of one’s ‘one pounds’, that’s about it.

    The beauty for those administering the financial affairs of people using Britcoins is obvious, they will know exactly what money we have, where does it come from, goes to, they will know the lot, cheating on taxes, not paying the TV licence, hoarding money will be close to impossible (not entirely perhaps if the existence of the black internet is a hint of what the smart ones amongst us can come up with).

    It’s a fallacy to believe any such system run either by a country, a group of countries can be decentralised, free of interference, corruption of whatever, no man made system has ever been such, the coming Britcoin will be no exception.

    To think we can have a currency for all run by an individual or a group of individuals (say) the Bitcoin, is beyond delusional, any such enterprise would sooner or later join the list of financial cons. The use of electricity mining the bitcoins is apparently quite high, it equals to the electricity consumption of Sweden (or is it Argentina?).

    The reason people use the pound sterling is because it originates from the first paper money (say) the Thomas Madockes’ 1705 (that’s a year) running cash note that said: ‘I promise to pay ….. or a bearer on demand the sum of ninety nine pounds, seven shillings and four pence’, it was signed by the Governor of the Company of the Bank of England’. It wasn’t paper money as such, it was a promissory note written on a piece of paper, a promise to honour a loan, a trust inscribed.

    This running cash note was backed up by the money deposited by the man with the Bank of England, it was his wealth that made the running cash note acceptable to others, as it is today ultimately the ‘tax funded wealth’ of the Government that makes our today’s currency acceptable.

    One can come up with any currency one wants provided there are enough people falling for it, and there always are, see the Bitcoing craze, but unless any such system is backed up by an actual wealth that cannot ‘be vanished or otherwise destroyed’ it cannot ever be adopted for real or succeed, it’s ‘a nothing else’ but a monopoly money.

    We are probably going to learn how warm is the public to the Britcoin. As we’re all frightened to death from dying from c-19 people some may be more inclined to go for it.

  60. EC @ July 26th, 2021 – 11:02

    One learns something new every day, EC, thanks.

  61. Last year, virtually every economy that matters has been down noticeably, road, air, sea transport also suffered badly, the households in house arrests traveled less, too, virtually every activity that discharges CO2 has been down.

    What would one expect the outcome to be? Surely a more settled weather in a calmer climate, right? But what are we getting? Just the opposite, a year of multiple disasters wherever one looks.

    The imbecility of coupling the bad weather with CO2 is so palpable one can cry listening to the AGW pillocks gearing up to frighten us even more after the scaremongering about c-19.

    Lord Deben, the Chairman of the Climate Change Committee was on Radio4 World at One today saying, amongst other nonsense, that ‘we have to fight the climate change’, he said it twice, we the people are to fight climate change? We cannot fight the weather, we cannot predict the weather reliably from one day to another and he wants us to fight climate change? The imbecilic arrogance makes one weep.

    The way to survive is to adapt to climate change not to fight it, the humans on the planet are akin to a colony of ants somewhere under a large tree in the massive rainforest, just like the insects have no means of affecting the rainforest climate we too cannot do anything at all that could have any noticeable effect on the climate of the earth, we have to live with it, and as Darwin correctly said ‘adapt’ to it. Adaptation is what will enable us to survive, to think that we can fight the climatic changes, to act on this delusional thinking will bury us.

  62. From the Scientific American:

    “Since the novel coronavirus began its global spread, influenza cases reported to the World Health Organization from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres have dropped to minute levels. The reason, epidemiologists think, is that the public health measures taken to keep the coronavirus from spreading—notably mask wearing and social distancing—also stop the flu. Influenza viruses are transmitted in much the same way as SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and they are less effective at jumping from person to person”.

    Are these real scientists or a bunch of charlatans? If that were true then why the expensive flu vaccines each year? We could put on masks, do the same distancing as we’ve done for c-19 (not much if you look how people keep the distance) and we’ll be OK, no flu, no flu deaths. Arghhh

    More likely any flue or pneumonia cases were recorded as c-19 cases who the pandemic hit.

    Also, it was apparently announced today by the FDA that the CDC PCR test for COVID-19 has failed its full review, far too many false positives. Baron got this piece of news from another blog, hasn’t seen it confirmed anywhere else.

  63. Apologies for the errors ‘who’ instead of ‘when’ and the others, Baron will repent, silently.

  64. Baron – 23:17

    I dubbed it “Sci Fi American” twenty years ago, which irritated its fanboys no end. At that time it was very popular with members of the 1st Church Of Global Warming. Any old copies could come in very handy as bog paper should the supplies from Chyna fail.

    However on this occasion it appears that they might have actually published something worthwhile! 😉

  65. It’s Official!
    London is now a third world shitehole – literally!

  66. Did the new New World start in 1964 after the Deep State had murdered John F. Kennedy?

    Will is last until August 13?

  67. Kenexdy. I was reminded the other day that wily old Kruschev was the real winner in the Cuban missile crisis. Wanting to get rid of the US Jupiter nuclear missiles stationed in Turkey, he decided to retaliate by stationing Soviet missiles in the Castro fiefdom. The resting furore nearly led to a nuclear war with a gung ho US military, but the withdrawal of Moscows WMD was based on the quiet agreement between Kennedy and the Soviet ambassador that the US would, as they did, withdraw the missiles from Turkey within 6 months.

  68. Which of course explains why the Russians now have Constantinople…

  69. Klaus Shwab, the Founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, declares in his book that about four billion “useless eaters” will be eliminated by 2050.

  70. Malfleur – 10:01

    Hopefully starting with Pol Swab…

    “Somehow it seemed as though the farm had grown richer without making the
    animals themselves any richer-except, of course, for the pigs and the
    dogs. Perhaps this was partly because there were so many pigs and so many
    dogs. It was not that these creatures did not work, after their fashion.
    There was, as Squealer was never tired of explaining, endless work in the
    supervision and organisation of the farm. Much of this work was of a kind
    that the other animals were too ignorant to understand. For example,
    Squealer told them that the pigs had to expend enormous labours every day
    upon mysterious things called “files,” “reports,” “minutes,” and
    “memoranda”. These were large sheets of paper which had to be closely
    covered with writing, and as soon as they were so covered, they were burnt
    in the furnace. This was of the highest importance for the welfare of the
    farm, Squealer said. But still, neither pigs nor dogs produced any food by
    their own labour; and there were very many of them, and their appetites
    were always good.”

  71. Not that it’s an occasion one should try to remember, God forbid celebrate, or the Germans be proud of, just the opposite, but exactly 100 years ago the Austrian painter became the leader of the NSDAP.

  72. Baron – 11:44

    Google overlooked that, and went with something called “Champion Island Games” for their daily Doodle.

  73. Baron – 11:44

    Reportedly, he wasn’t at all happy about being pinged by the COVID-19 contact tracing app.

  74. EC @ July 29th, 2021 – 19:08

    As a source of inspiration for parody, EC, the guy’s priceless, but that should be it, sadly, in Ukraine he’s venerated by some to the point of infecting the young, tolerated it seems by the country’s leadership, have a look here, it’s in Russian, but the picture’s enough. Only one boy refuses, and another one mocks the gesture, the football team’s called ‘the Hitler’s boys’ or ‘Hitlerites’ (Гитлеровцы). Not a whisper about it in our MSM media, they may yet regret it.

  75. Baron – 09:19

    Don’t forget the part played by the Baltic states in enthusiastically assisting the Einsatzgruppen in their crimes. Today their “heirs” are appear to be resurgent. Funny how the EU/Germany etc. don’t want to talk about that…

  76. “Which of course explains why the Russians now have Constantinople…”
    If only.
    The Treaties of Versailles and Sevres were missed opportunities. And the Jewish pogroms in Eastern Europe and Russia were a fine old tradition, Adolf wasn’t the first and he won’t be the last.

  77. Baron
    Without context the photo is of little meaning.
    Are they pro Nazi or pro EU, anti Soviet or anti Putin/Russian? Memories of the Holodomour must linger more than the Holocaust, the latter having ‘resolved’ the “Jewish question” once and for all in Ukraine and the Baltic.

  78. It’s linked to a chap called Bandera, a controversial figure, he was an Ukrainian nationalists, backed the Nazi horde, massacred hundreds of thousands, mostly the Jews and Poles, also the Russians, then got arrested by the Germans because the excessive killing caused public disorder, was released, began to fight the Red Army as it moved West, escaped, was poisoned by the KGB (allegedly) somewhere in the West.

    Many from the Western Ukraine joined him, when the Russians cleansed the region some left mostly for Canada, some for the US (Nuland and Blinken have their origin in Ukraine Jewish diaspora), some still live in Ukraine, old now, but their descendants are of the same political persuasion.

    A friend of Baron is a scout for labour in Ukraine, he says there are drinking holes there which display pictures of leading Nazis, have Nazi memorabilia, the ‘members’ come in armed, stuff like that, nobody has the guts to put an end to it.

    The blogger Anatolij Sharij Baron has mentioned in the past has put up many stories about the Nazi sympathisers, one was of a girl in a bikini having the Hakenkreuz tattooed on her cheeks (the bottom cheeks) quite prominently, she isn’t the only one, many young mad have it too but hidden. One can only guess the Americans that run Ukraine have no problema with it provided it targets Russia.

    Sharij covered the Hitlerites football team, they were in a competition, nobody objected only one guy did, was told it’s just a boys’ prank. Sharij reckons it’s the parents, the boys are only mimicking the adults.

    The Holodomour is scarcely mentioned, these parts were not Ukraine’s before the war, the region was divided between Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, also Romania, that’s why people living in the Western Ukraine want to be European. The famine was in that part of Ukraine in the east ruled by the communist thugs in the Kremlin.

  79. EC @ July 30th, 2021 – 10:01

    Good point, EC.

    Zelensky has sold out fully to the Americans, he kicked the EU out into the long grass, blames Brussels, bullies them, demands help from them, but takes orders exclusively from the Americans, there are now fully in control, many of their military advisors are training the Ukrainian armed services, also plenty of Canadian personnel, many Ukrainians left for Canada, and not just after WW2, a long time before, the Ukrainian diaspora in Canada numbers hundreds of thousands if not millions, the current Foreign Secretary is a daughter of a post-WW2 immigrant to Canada.

    Baron reckons it’s a mistake, the EU would be better for Ukraine, it has a need to ensure there isn’t a failed state on it borders, the Americans don’t give a toss.

  80. Thanks Mi’lud.,
    Very informative and helpful.
    If I recollect correctly, that area, pre WW1 Galacia etc, had a long tradition of anti semetism.

  81. Noa @ July 30th, 2021 – 19:11

    Very soon after Baron penned the lecture, Noa, (you have to forgive him, it’s a habit of his lecturing, he finds it hard to shake it off), it hit him, Noa probably knows more about it than he, and yes, you’re right, more pogroms than anywhere else there.

    After WW1 a large chunk of Western Ukraine got parcelled out amongst the countries mentioned before, the Czechs got something called the ‘Zakarpatska Rus’, there still are pockets of people that speak the Czech tongue, sing songs and dance to the tunes of their former rulers. This was the only part of the Western Ukraine where education boosted literacy to almost 100%, the areas controlled by the other three countries (all of them dictatorships) can show no such achievement.

  82. Baron,
    If you have the time to spare I would recommend the 19 year old Patrick Leigh Fermor’s lyrically told, adventurous journey through Europe from England to Constantinople in 1933. It is covered in “A Time of Gifts” and “Between the Woods and the Water”.
    Much of it through the very countries, Slovakia, Hungary etc on which we touch, soon to be a vanished world never to return in its ever shifting transient shape. His people and characters, Jews, chimney sweeps, gypsies, prince’s- and princesses, are like the man himself, heroic, real and fantastical.

  83. Everything you want to know about the Army but couldn’t find out.
    What is the purpose of the British Army?
    To win in conflicts to which it is sent by government? Or obfuscate its defeats and promote the incompetent? The days of Amir Byng and execution to encourage the others are long gone.

  84. What will the Blond Inseminator commit us to at the 26th Climate Change Jamboree in Glasgow in November? Will he say ‘I’ve asked the scientists and they tell me it’s categorically doable to be zero net carbon next year’, or will he settle for 2025?

    The creed of Marxism had successfully managed to mess up the lives of the East, hundreds of millions of people for more than three generations were suffering from the economic model that ignores the key motivation that has fuelled mankind’s progress for millennia, the Green creed of the AGW fruitcakes is going to mess up the lives of even more people in the West for the same reason, it’s making the wealth creation unnecessarily expensive. Already, the cost of energy, the price of 1kW, the most important component of both wealth creation and life in general is twice as high in Britain than in China.

    Someone should have the courage to stop this insanity soon or there’ll come a time we will have to beg the East to take us over to avoid a catastrophe

  85. Noa @ July 31st, 2021 – 13:55

    A revealing narrative, Noa, for Baron two events from the piece stick out, first the Warminster conference where some 200 couldn’t make it because of the weather, one would assume the military would be trained to fight in all weather, moving around would be a must part of that fighting.

    The other is the summing up of one of the officers: “The recent conviction of Major General Nick Welch for fraud (£44K in school fees) when other generals have been promoted after wasting £3.5 billion of taxpayers’ money on equipment that don’t work summarises everything that is wrong with the army today.”

    The officer may have had the tank fiasco in mind, how could anyone design a tank that cannot fire on the move?

    It’s truly criminal what the politicians have done to the Armed Services, and it’s not only the 455 dead in Afghanistan, others in Iraq, it’s the never ceasing cutbacks and the dissolving of regiments that go back in history. More than pity that.

  86. Noa @ July 31st, 2021 – 09:18

    Thanks for the tips, Noa, duly recorded, Baron will obtain the books as soon as he finished reading a tome on Prussia by a man called HW Koch, a rather heavy going it is.

    Here’s a map showing the changes in the sovereign lands of Ukraine, one of the blobs roughly at 7 o’clock shows the chunk administered by the Czechs after WW1.

  87. Apologies, it’s more like 9 o’clock, the orange blob, Baron’s definitely shwoing his age.

  88. It’s ‘showing’ of course, and no more excuses.

  89. German democracy in action, we should be glad we are out of the construct run by them, just imagine if the police in Russia behaved as badly, it would be front page news on all MSM rags, the BBC repeating it endlessly, the Americans piling up more sanctions …

    (If you stay after the clip, there’s another equally brutal, women may be equal now, but it gets Baron’s heart pressure up seeing a brut of a man dressed like a robocop handling a young girl asif she was a piece of trash.

  90. Erdogan dishing out help to those hit by the fires:

  91. Today, Baron went shopping at a Tesco, was the only one not wearing a mask, everyone else was, even a boy that couldn’t have been more than 6, also spotted a man wearing a T-shirt saying ‘I’m in the control group’, also masked.

    Madness, boys, 24-carat madness has engulfed us all.

  92. @18:02

    Never mind, Baron.
    In the UK the insanity, illegal immigration and the lack of or unequal rule of law problems are comparatively mild compared to that which exists across the Pond.

    Good to see that good ole Joe is still allowed out occasionally dressed in a nice sharp suit, with his nappy being changed thrice a day.

  93. @14:02

    Baron, Noa, Malfleur

    Riddle me this… Who is actually running the Republic?
    It certainly isn’t dementia Joe or the fragrant but MIA Kamala is it?

    Is The Kenyan running a shadow government, ya reckon?

  94. If Recycling Was Honest (BRAND-NEW HONEST ADS!)

    All this bin juggling is conditioning for the masses…
    preparation for the mask wearing, imo.

  95. “Who is actually running the Republic?”

    Ah, it’s Rochelle Walensky, amongst others recently elevated to the Politburo.

    R.I.P. USA

  96. Of more relevance to those of us currently imprisoned in HMP UK, who is actually running Britain?
    We know its not the BI, who is currently drooling over Cruddas’s furniture.
    Is it the Cabinet Secretary, or that Extinction Rebellion chappie.
    (My money is on Greta, from her bedroom HQ, delegating day to day operations to Angela, her second favourite Sieff Teddy bear.)

  97. One mustn’t forget Putin, Noa, the guy seems to have a finger in every big pie that’s cooking (or is it baking) worldwide, clandestinely of course, the same way he got the Donald elected, the investigations over the pond, and there were at least three costing tens of millions, found FA, a smart guy to conceal it so well, it is very probable he runs the UK as well, hence the successes galore just as the good old Winston had it, ‘success’, said the great man, ‘is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm’. That’s what’s happening to the country, is it not?

  98. EC @ August 3rd, 2021 – 14:58

    Sky News Australia were suspended from u-tube as you must know, EC, temporarily, for portraying the man in the Oval Office as the brainless ectomorph that he certainly is, he seems unable to string a simple sentence together, but then the holder of the office has never been the one that makes the decisions, Ike was probably the last one that did.

  99. EC @ August 5th, 2021 – 09:58

    And this, EC:

    What the Zelensky female did is an exact replica of the actions of the bolsheviks after they took power, except perhaps her illegal decision covers only the rental part of the real estate sector, but who knows she may expropriate the rest of the sector, too.

    It’s truly amazing what has happened to the West, but here’s the thing, if the current economic model of the US wealth distribution let’s one precent of the Americans to own half of the country’s wealth, those bereft of it will gladly accept communism with all it brings as the better alternative.

    This woman Welensky knows it, the US house owners outnumber the renters by 2 to 1, but that still leaves 100mn Americans that rent, and they are mostly the ones that own next to nothing. The solution however isn’t to expropriate the property rights of the landlords, but to ensure that the created wealth is shared more fairly.

  100. A question: in the future should we refer to hymnbooks as Zieymbooks?

  101. Jane Kelly fails to take a knee to the modern sports person.

  102. Baron, August 5th, 2021 – 23:08

    “but that still leaves 100mn Americans that rent”

    It would be interesting to know what the split between private landlords and social housing is. Either way, that’s crippling amount of uncollected rent. Is Fidel Obama the man in the shadows(*) organising the great private property grab, ya reckon?

    Have you seen Tucker’s interview with Wiktor Orban?
    Very interesting.

    * No Hank, Bruce or Cliff jokes please…

  103. I am happy to say that I’ve not watched even one second of this IOC Olympic Money Laundering & Drug Fest thingy in Tokyo. Didn’t even know it was on until I spotted this:

    “WaPo & NYT mocked by Chinese officials for putting US at top of Olympics medal table, despite China winning more gold”

    Good to know that the Biden apologists are continuing The Donald’s “America First” doctrine.

  104. EC 15.01
    Its Summer, the House is in recess, not that we noticed any difference and our Members are free to frolic in the Sun.
    Diane has obviously agreed to provide counting algorithmic and presentational services to the US press.

  105. Here you have it boys, it’s not that flu has vanished, it is that it’s being diagnosed as covid, this gorgeous girl makes more sense than Dr Fauci and the rest of the scaremongering coterie.

    Pay attention to when she says ‘the vaccines are about a useful as are tits on a nun’, priceless.

  106. EC @ August 6th, 2021 – 15:01

    The same for Baron, EC, not fired up at all by the circus, but we did well, the boys and girls managed to collect 65 medals, we beat countries with much larger populations than us, including Russia, China and the US, that should be a reason for some cheering up, there’s so little to put a smile on our faces, the woke mob seems unstable, Farage was showing the statues of Gladstone and Queen Victoria in Liverpool wrapped up in some hideous pieces of fabric, madness.

  107. EC @ August 6th, 2021 – 14:48

    Sadly, EC, if anything the interview will help to bury the Hungarians, they have no chance, you may have seen the Poles giving up on their reshaping of the judiciary set-up, the Brussels apparatchiks have won, it will be the fate of Hungary, too, they will have to give up, the progressives will win in the end.

  108. It will take just over nine minutes of your life if you watch it, you’ll hear a heart warming story about hand made boots, see few photos of the American airmen courageously defending the West when the Cold War was on, but do persevere till the end, there’s a nice twist to the short story:

  109. It’s reported that the American military spent $88bn to train and equip the Afghan Armed Forces that were expected to protect the fruits of democracy so delicately furnished by the curtesy of the American taxpayers (at an even greater cost).

    Alas, it doesn’t seem to have worked as intended, what prevents the Taliban from capturing towns and provinces even faster is not the US trained Afghan Armed Forces but the ability the Taliban fighters to run at a greater speed, you just look at the ragtag bands of men, each dressed differently, some in sandals, each carrying an AK-47 and shooting not at a specific target, but ahead as they run to what looks like nowhere, it’s a miracle they don’t shoot each other, how on earth were these shabbily dressed cavemen able to defeat a well trained young men (also few women), superbly equipped, supported from the air by the best airforce in the world?

    If it were not so tragic for both parties to the conflict, and the unallied Afghan unwashed in particular, it would be one of the best jokes so far this century.

    What do you reckon do the Chinese CCP honchos think about it, what does Putin? Our leaders seem to think we should continue waring, well, they should be given the opportunity, put on the uniforms, get whatever killing tool they prefer to use, leave for the hellhole to engage the locals fighters, no?

  110. New Culture Forum:
    Rod Liddle in conversation with Robin Aitken

    Rod expands upon his time at the BBC.

    Bonus feature: Rod’s Christmas parlour game called “The six degrees of Shami Chakrabarti.”

  111. Baron, August 15th, 2021 – 00:25


  112. Baron – 00:50

    The Chinese are already in Afghanland offering its new landlords economic aid and infrastructure investment. Very clever people the Chinese, not short term thinkers. They will eventually divide and conquer the various tribal factions… economically. Then they will bury them…quite literally if needs be.

  113. Baron – 00:25

    Cold War: Were those Cherman boots just a USAF thing?

    We used to have over 100 Avro Vulcan “V” Bombers.
    I have a couple of books one written by, and the other edited contributions by crews, by a guy who was one of the surviving test pilots.
    Reportedly throughout the early cold war (pre Polaris) we had at least four (maybe six) Vulcans either warmed up or with engines idling at the end runways 24/7 …for years! The crews being already on the various bases, nearby in QRA “accommodation” …probably just draughty sheds! The death squads might’ve had difficulty getting at them.

    None of the crews were actually required to deliver their “buckets of sunshine.” Should they have done so, standing orders required the pilots to wear eye patches on their bomb run – in case they were blinded by the flash. Thus one eye would be available for the flight back to whatever was left of “home.”


    How’s the Biden Admin’ going for ya?
    Who is changing Joe’s diapers in the daytime?
    Where has the fragrant Kamala been hiding?

    First retrospective taxes, and now a new tax on “Unrealized Capital Gains” including Crypto! The Nancy, Chuck, Jerry and shifty Schiff sure do sound like they are getting short of your and other people’s money!

    Save your last $20K though for a dingy ride from Dunkirk to Dover.
    A new life on state benefits in Cornshire awaits you!

    PS. Is Nadler still alive, or is it just clever make-up?

  115. Here’s one of the BBC MSM poodles getting a nice blocking from John from Manchester:

  116. EC @ August 15th, 2021 – 14:35

    Good one, EC, Baron enjoyed it.

  117. EC @ August 15th, 2021 – 14:15

    The patch story’s as nice as the one about the manmade boots, EC, funny world then, funny one now.

  118. You must read what the great Mark thinks of the Afghan fiasco, if you do you’ll come across many vignettes such as this:

    “The world-record brokey-brokey-brokeness manifested by the current spending bills is only possible because the US dollar is the global currency. When that ends, we’re Weimar with smartphones”.

  119. Baron, EC
    There’s only one serious answer to the complete, obvious and demonstrable failure of liberal politics in the West.
    More liberalism! But harder!
    Until these neanderthals learn what it really means to embed progressive politics into society.
    Frankly, I in agreement with the Taliban if it means that the Evette Coopers Harmans and Parliaments Harpies are returned to their rightful place in society, the scullery.
    Here’s Mr Watson reprising their successful human rights campaign.

  120. Advantages of the house arrest include more time available for study ‘ but mine is spent without.method unfortunately. Recent topics include the conversation between Richard Dawkins and.Ricky Gervais (especially on evolution – see the crocoduck), the German nazis (in particular conversations with Holocaust survivors – Tova Friedmanū), and String Theory for Dummies.
    Main question on the brain at present: does the Covid 19 scamdemic bring the first steps on the road to eugenicists’ rule and planned depopulation – not a new question of course but being put to us more sharply than last year.

  121. I see Kabul has fallen to the Taliban. Chess move by the Deep State?

  122. Malfleur @ August 16th, 2021 – 12:20

    Could you furnish the address of the site that has the Dawkins Ricky chat, Malfleur, please.

  123. Malfleur @ August 16th, 2021 – 12:23

    A Russian pundit says the Taliban is but a division of the Pakistani Armed Forces, it’s the Islamabad lot that funds and equips it also cures the injured fighters.

    The question then is why haven’t the Americans put a stop to it, it would have helped to avoid the embarrassment of their quitting so reminiscent to their fleeing Saigon, some if the scenes are unbelievable, have a look here:

  124. it’s not over yet, Noa, the Americans cannot learn, they are guided by the deeply entrenched delusion of their exceptionalism, for the governing elite of the military industrial (now also financial) complex that Ike warned about (look it up on u-tube), it’s a success just as the great Winston defined it (Baron has quoted it before): ‘Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm”.

    What’s next? Iran?

  125. Baron, I came across this quotation in Christopher Meyer’s “Getting our Way”, from Gladstone, the first real liberal idiot and idealist.
    “… remember that the sanctity of life in the hill villages of Afghanistan is as inviolable in the eye of Almighty God as can be your own. Remember that He who has united you as human beings in the same flesh and blood has bound you by the law of mutual love… ”
    Barring what would nowadays be considered perverse references to God the same lack of reality and reason in our foreign policy could have been enunciated by Blair, Cameron or Johnson, all sheep from the same pen.

  126. Will the Politicians in the US and the UK, feeble of ideas and incompetent beyond belief, seek to reinvaxe Afghanistan to destract their populaces from the respective mass invasions taking place on their undefended Southern borders at the present time, aided and abetted by their erstwhile allies?
    Probably not. Their electorates, masked and impoverished, are unlikely to tolerate any more lies or waste of lives and money there or elsewhere without action at home.
    Now, where did I leave that roll of piano wire…

  127. The Afghanistan Debacle — A Kick in the Gonads for the Deep State

  128. Malfleur @ August 16th, 2021 – 23:31

    Thanks, Malfleur, enjoyable and informative.

  129. Noa @ August 16th, 2021 – 22:21

    Simon right, nineteen years late.

  130. Another quick dissection by Glenn Greenwald: it was lies, lies and lies again.

  131. Painfull to watch, that’s what the Republic should spend money on:

  132. “Those damn drums Carruthers…But its the loss of the human rights of the cis-women, lesbians, homosexuals and the transexual communities in these tribes that most concern me now, Darling. ”

  133. Did you get your Masters in Gender Studies at Carboool uni?

  134. Fall of Kabul
    1.. Pilgrims Society initiative?
    2. Distraction from impending official recognition that the 2020 presidential election was stolen?

  135. Baron 22.40
    Interesting, even though it stretches one’s credulity.
    Its nice to see that the Taliban are dragging Afghanistan kicking and screaming into the modern world! One suspects they don’t mean the 21st century.
    Education for women? TV? What’s next do ye think? Televised beheadings or divorce for unfaithful wives by stoning?
    We’ll see what happens of course. And observe with interest what kind of a state it might become.

  136. JAKE SULLIVAN – National Security Adviser in the Biden administration.

    Rhodes Scholar – Oxford

    Pilgrims Society member one would guess.

  137. Noa, August 16th, 2021 – 10:13

    My my, how White House “Interns” have changed since the days when they were required to hold good ole Bill’s cigar and man sausage.

  138. Baron, August 17th, 2021 – 22:40

    Well, I think that taught us all a lesson!

    Some good belly laughs in there but the unnamed Russian media commentator summed it up nicely, “You can’t deny the humor of the bearded people.”

  139. In the Afghanistan’s royal past when the land populated mostly but not entirely by herdsmen was stable, the King ruled, it was but a collection of individual fiefdoms anchored not in a unity of a nation but firmly in tribal allegiances, altogether 14, with the King ensuring that peace between them was the status quo, no individual tribe could ever ‘take over’ be the top dog, oppress another one, the loya jirga chaired by the King sorted out any serious disagreements, there always was a negotiated equality between the various tribal leaders, keeping everyone content if not necessarily happy but in line was the aim, the King performed close to the role of the chairman of a large company.

    Neither the Soviets nor the Americans figured this basic quality, in the country’s past, differentiating Afghanistan as a polity from any Western state, in which the burghers also bind to their former tribal existence, but to a far lesser degree.

    Tto create a national armed force was the height of imbecility for the Americans, it couldn’t have worked, and it didn’t work, the alleged 300,00 troopers simply went back to their tribes that connected them by birth, and to which they have primary loyalty, the notion of a state in the Western sense with elections and the other trappings is an anathema to them, it means FA to a man that’s illiterate, soaked in Islam, loyal to his tribe to a point of sacrificing his life.

  140. Noa @ August 17th, 2021 – 23:25

    A friend of Baron was a part of the diplomatic core when the King was still in place says (or rather said, he’s no loner breathing) the Royal court was something from the thousands and one nights tome, the opulence shocked even those used to more than luxury, the amusements included shooting with flint rifles decorated with gold and precious stones, fishing in artificial ponds, eating with one’s fingers but from gold plates, the table full of tableware made from precious metals and stones some of it going back centuries.

    This has FA to do wit the Taliban, but some of the old habits and traits must be surviving in the tribal leadership, these are the people that would have attended the King’s entertainment venues. The point being, these guys aren’t opposed to the enjoyable things in life, not that keen on a continuous fight, we invaded the country only because they accommodated al-Qaeda, not because they trained themselves to arrive in the West to kill us, there has never been an Afghan jihadist amongst us that killed because of the zealotry of his religious beliefs, if the Afghans living here commit a crime (say) rape a girl it’s because they would have done the same back home.

    It may well be that if we leave them, the Taliban, alone they’ll do the same to us.

  141. EC 06.34
    The job’s not changed EC. They’re just called Carers now.
    “Lift, and wipe. Again..There!”

  142. Baron 08.51peasants
    We’ll never be safe Baron, until these illiterate and gullible peasants are securely plugged into the Internet, safely ensconced on the sofa with a bucket of KFC in one hand and a Billy goat in the other, watching salah 5 times a day and Marcus Rashford the rest if the time. Oh yes and disarmed too. No Kalasnikov for you today, Mo!

  143. Baron August 17th, 2021 – 08:56
    A horrifying sight Mi’lud. The relentless destruction of a n ations primary asset, its people by criminals and its political and ideological enemies.
    As sponsored here by the odious, ambivilagious Willie Hague and David Cameron.
    But how should Uncle Sam deal with its massive drugs problem? Imprison the users? Execute the dealers? Reach for the crackpipe?

  144. Let’s extend a big hearted RaabPatel welcome to the imminently arriving Afghani nonce Community.

  145. Noa @ August 18th, 2021 – 13:01

    Many if not all of those people must have lost hope, Noa, hope to be a part of a functioning society, we humans need to belong, to be wanted, if the society doesn’t furnish not jobs but opportunities many seek to belong to a society that accepts them, the society of the drug users.

    You may be old enough, Baron is, to recall the Kennedy’s Peace Corps volunteers, the movement may have been highjacked by the spooks towards its end, but the idea was commendable, it gave young people an opportunity and fulfilment. Something akin to it could help to clear the streets of the fallen, if only the money the Republic wastes on wars could be diverted to such ends the picture of the streets of the inner cities must change.

    The Jimmy Dore show made the same point today, he says the Americans should invade American inner cities, bring help rather to the homeless than piss about killing people in far away places, an excellent point that.

  146. Noa @ August 18th, 2021 – 17:33

    A hard hitting pair, Noa, alas nothing will change, the political set up is corrupt enough not to dislodge the political clowns the boys are hitting, we desperately need a new way of electing people to represent us that would allow those opposing the current policies on immigration and other issues to get elected.

  147. Not a laughing matter, but point well made, the heading says ‘the best caricature on what has happened in Afghanistan’.

    Btw, not much gloating in the Russian media about the Americans saying good-by to the land of the herdsmen, everything rather subdued, the fear is the southern underbelly of Russia could suffer both from new waves of jihadism and from the importing of more hard drugs.

  148. A balanced, unattached and insightful piece, longish too, but you can scan some parts, worth your attention, the best Baron has found so far:

  149. You may like to watch this, it’s Tucker on the mess of Afghanistan, it’s the end that’s revealing and scary, and has nothing to do with the fiasco directly, the top dog country in the West is presided by a man who cannot handle the job, a man at his wit’s end, barely cognitive:

  150. Malfleur @ August 19th, 2021 – 20:23

    When the dust settles, Malfleur, the Americans will be seen in even worse light than they currently are, according to many sources they have thousands of their own people in the country still, are asking them to make their own way to the airport, have only five days to reach the place surrounded by the Taliban. It may turn out to be the grave for Biden, an impeachment is possible if any of the American passport holders gets killed.

  151. Some thoughts on the non-existent virus, the fake vaccines, the Nuremberg Code. and the push for a law requiring vaccine passports:

    “If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble, squeezing his hat emphatically in both hands, “the law is a ass — a idiot. If that’s the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is, that his eye may be opened by experience — by experience.”

  152. Baron on Pakistan (passim)

    Behind the debacle in Afghanistan and its body blow to the United States lies the will of the British elite – expressed for example through the Pilgrims Society, Chatham House, the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Institute of Pacific Relations…and the push for a Chinese naval base in the Indian Ocean.

  153. On tragedy and farce, the return of milquetoast to the Wall and the end of our beloved Verity’s Anglosphere-if it ever existed, which I doubt. Richard Littlejohns dry obituary captures it all quite well.

  154. The end of the Anglosphere? I think not.

  155. The aim of the Pilgrims Society, spawn of Cecil Rhodes at al, is to reverse the achievement oof the American War of Independence.

  156. Malfleur – 23:31

    “This video has been removed by the uploader.”
    A suitable metaphor for its demise?

    23:37 The “Americans” are doing a pretty good job of reversing their own “achievements”. Any efforts to hasten their demise are more likely to have due to the influence of Yuri Bezmenov’s former colleagues.

  157. Noa – 10:43

    I think that the “Carry On…” films were the embodiment of Baron’s “Healthy Core of Englishness.” Certainly “Khyber” was one of the classics. I dunno what our noble friend would have to say about either proposition though.

    I note that Littlejohn has stopped using the phrases “You couldn’t make it up” and “We’re all going to hell in a handcart.” Pity he never got his pen around WBGTDWI.

    Meanwhile… you’d best go and check on Pte Jimmy Widdle in the guard post at the top of the pass that leads from your estate into North Yorkshire!

  158. By coincidence, I was musing only yesterday that it was a great pity that Rogers & Thomas et al never made, “Carry On At Your Off Licence” as so many of the regular cast were such accomplished piss artists.

    As a result of some perhaps some slightly more profound thoughts in recent months…
    Nikola Tesla was probably right about “the ether.” Its existence makes more sense than the impossibly elaborate and implausible fiction woven by his detractors and successors.

  159. Malfleur, The Anglosphere?
    The US is no longer Bidin its time for isolation and self immolation. Its arrived.
    ANZAC-locked down, reverted to full penal colony mode and for sale to China.
    The UK – for sale to anyone, wots left of it.

    “The aim of the Pilgrims Society, spawn of Cecil Rhodes at al, is to reverse the achievement oof the American War of Independence.” Its arguable that the American Colonies Revolutionary war achieved anything other than unlicenced Capitalism, slavery and the gleeful destruction of the British Empire. But you’re welcome to make any case to the contrary. 😉

  160. From the Age of Magik and Witchcraft.
    “A Parliament can do anything but make a man a woman and a woman a man.”
    Henry Herbert, Lord Pembroke 1648.
    To the Age of Post Modern Reason.
    “… As it was obligated the UK Parliament passed the Gender Recognition Act 2004, which effectively granted full legal recognition for binary transgender people. Since 4 April 2005, as per the Gender Recognition Act 2004, it is possible for transgender people to change their legal gender in the UK.”
    Wikipedia 2021

  161. Noa

    13:26 Struggling at the end of a rope, but still LAMO (gallows style!).

    16:08 Ditto…. But not only that…
    After Harriet Harridan’s “Equality Act, 2010” [waived thru “on the nod” by “Call Me Dave” and his Cameroons in the thee weeks before the 2010 GE] one cannot even take the piss without being dragged before the courts for “hate speech.”

  162. Jimmy Dore interviews Biden, not bad:

  163. A thought provoking piece, but if you think of it, he has a point, it was a God fearing tribe beating one that forgot about Him, is obsessing about trans toilet instead (the anti-Jewish bits in the narrative were not really necessary, it’s amazing how much of such sentiment there exists today in the Republic).

    (You have to change the word ‘dot’ for the real thing)


  164. Baron – 22:33

    Very good.
    The latest “Untergang” mashup will be on the fall of Kabul.

  165. EC August 22nd, 2021 – 08:50

    Those thoughts earned a wry chuckle from the back row of the Noa Estates MegaPlex, EC. Of course such scabrous humour would never be tolerated now.
    British foreign policy, like that of the US, is to actively promote. Lgbtqa+++ ‘rights’ in such supposedly backward hellholes as Afganhistan. Need a new Canal Street in Karboool? Send for ‘little willie’ Hague and his aide de camp to promote it! They’re cheap too, always being prepared to double up on the accommodation.
    Il was musing on this and other matters last night, in my luxury swivel seat, as Sir Sidney was preparing to enjoy ‘reparations’ from I think, the Khazi’s wife, No 43. I couldn’t be sure of the number as it was difficult to follow the joint Polish and Albanian subtitles on the wide-screen and as sometimes happens, the sound system was on the blink.
    Still, perhaps we shouldn’t be too critical of our Foreign Office’s zealous missionary postion. Promoting homosexuality over the goatherder’s known predeliction for beastiality is surely a thrust, if not a full step, in the right direction? As for the women…. Would they ever have been emancipated or enfranchised in Britain if we had seen the consequences of letting Cooper, Harmon, Serpong, Lawrence, Morgan and May loose upon a defenceless male working class? I think not.
    What must the Tarlerbarn think of the proud successors of the 3rd Foot and Mouth as the 1st (and only) Battalion QLI, the famous ‘Screaming Queens’, emulate their predecessors and drop their modish combats to reveal, not the normal collection of non issue clinging Kelvin Cline and Ann Summers lingerie, but the finest collection of vaginoplastic fufus and mansausagery outside of an Alex Belfield concert or NHS Brighton General Hospital?

  166. A full page splash on the Tesla phenomenon, it has the genius Elon Mask in his signature leather jacket next to a dummy model of a robot that should replace men or women carrying out repetitive, boring or dangerous work.

    The grand idea is to replace the ‘meat computer’ that’s us, humble human beings, we’ll be obsolete, surplus to needs, that’s what the AI chief of the Tesla Andrej Karpathy said, who knows, he may be right, he may prove to be the opposite, Baron, when in the job, used to follow the progress of the human replacements for close to 50 years, many companies have tried, not one has got anywhere near completing the task.

    For whatever it’s worth, Baron reckons the guy got it the other way round, nothing beats the complexity and in-built capacity of the braincells to both store and process information, if anything it will be a piece of meat, the brain meat, or a clone of it, the organic matter that will form the core nodule of a future robot capable not only of performing tasks done by us or the machines that we design, create and run, but capable also of designing itself fully, replacing any of its parts worn out by their use, and also clones of itself able to harness even the yet hidden, not switched on parts of our brains.

    That’s a task for the future Einstein or a bunch of them, they have three ‘small’ hurdles to overcome, how to keep the organic CPU alive, how to connect with it, and how to solve anything else that’s still in the category of the unknown.

  167. Noa @ August 23rd, 2021 – 09:24

    An enjoyable lament, Noa, the spread of madness has a reach one would have never imagined possible, a friend of Baron counted the pictures of whites and non-whites in a glossy mag that comes with the Sunday papers he buys (in may be the ST, Baron didn’t ask), mostly the ads, discovered he latter group beats the former, puzzled why it should be, Baron assured him that it’s the mirror image of today’s Britain, the mirror reverses the original from left to right, or Left to Right, that was a brilliant explanation Baron thought, he refused to take it, poor guy.

  168. Baron
    Yes, our Parliament and government also now reflects a mirror image of our society back to us.
    Perhaps someone broke the mirror and we are now suffering not 7 but 70 years bad luck?
    That puts the start of the madness at about 1951, seems about right….

  169. As to Elon Musk, Azimov and his fellow writers and scientists explored the technical and interrelated ethical issues in depth in the 1960s?
    I suspect that, untroubled by ethics and conscience, the Chinese are already working on the cyborg type solutions that will enable them to dominate future wars in the Arctic and Himalayas, as well as Space.
    Simon Webb shares an alternative view on human evolution, and a more provable path for successfully transitioning multi-cultural societies like Britain.

  170. Confused thinking seems contagious, if you look at the 10th clip from the top you can hear Blinken saying he talked to the Afghan President Karzai two days ago …. someone should have told the esteemed Secretary of State that Karzai’s no longer presiding the Afghans.

    The pressure is telling, is it not?—video%2F

  171. Noa @ August 23rd, 2021 – 10:34

    Good link, Noa, and telling.

  172. Baron – 10:08

    Not just the ST, Baron. They are all at it, but more so in TV & WEB advertising.
    Pick any publication you like, from the National Trust handbook, junk mail for retail outlet brochures, tourist attraction flyers etc.

    I remember a while back when the awful truth dawned that any further complaints about the biased BBC QT audiences were futile as the audience members (excluding the carefully placed activists) were indeed reflection of society. Most of them experts on current affairs, some reading both “Hello” and “OK” magazines, and on social/moral issues as covered by East Enders, Corrie and reality TV.

  173. Z Man brings a classical slant to the Afghan rapefugee problem.

  174. “…a more probable path for successfully transitioning multi-cultural societies like Britain….”.
    Britain, with its £3 Trillion or so of national debt and no way of paying it down, other than the current firesale, is transitioning on schedule to being a third world country that will evoke the pity of such upwardly mobile polities as China, India and Brazil.
    But will they support our ever needy diverse causes and their political sponsors as we would though?

  175. John Helmer in Moscow goes in holiday, puts in his blog the same sad story as he does every year leaving Moscow to take a rest:

    “On August 24, 1991, Marshal Sergei Fyodorovich Akhromeyev committed suicide. He had returned from his holiday at Sochi responding to the attempted removal of Mikhail Gorbachev from power. According to the reports of the time, he hanged himself in his Kremlin office, leaving behind a note. One version of what it said was: “I cannot live when my fatherland is dying and everything that has been the meaning of my life is crumbling. Age and the life that I have lived give me the right to step out of this life. I struggled until the end.”

    Perhaps this suicide reveals the reason of the collapse of the old regime of the bolshevik’s Red Menace better than any slicing of it by the pundits et al, the people that backed the regime may have believed in it, but they were not the right people to ensure the survival of it.

  176. Noa @ August 23rd, 2021 – 13:22

    Here’s a great man with good advice, Noa, at the right time, too, but did anyone listen? (Baron may have posted it before, but it fits here)

    Sir Henry Tizard, scientist and mandarin, talking in 1949: “Britain isn’t a great power, and never will be again. We are a great nation, but if we continue to behave like a great power, we shall soon cease to be a great nation.”

  177. Noa @ August 23rd, 2021 – 13:09

    A totally different take on the import of those Afghans that were attached to our military or other agencies, one of the sentences is so novel Baron had to read it twice to take it in in full:

    “The people with a fondness for throwing open the gates for the enemy feel a kinship with the Afghans who were happy to collaborate with the empire against their own people. It says a lot about our rulers”.

    A great man, the Z-man.

  178. EC @ August 23rd, 2021 – 12:09

    You’re right, EC, very recently a guy from Manchester got into one of the BBC programmes only because he was lying when he talked to the filtering girl, it was the Jeremy Vine’s show (correct?), the BBC tosser kept repeating that the man lied without realising that this gave away the BBC bias, they only let through people whose take on things fits the BBC’s agenda.

  179. The lid of the sarcophagus slides open, the putrescent stench rises, long yellow nails attempt to throw it to the vault’s gritstone floor…
    Andrew Lawrence slams it down on the evil dessicated bones.

  180. Noa @ August 24th, 2021 – 09:29

    What a charming lament, Noa, the ghastly Blair has a lot to answer for, there s just one small oversight, it wasn’t a pure vanity project, the country of the Afghans is close to the land of the Russians, one or two ‘democracy exporters’ probably thought moving missiles closer to it was doable, the bearded herdsmen thought not.

  181. Baron 11.05
    Does Britain really have a dog in that geo-strategic hunt, Mi’lud? Let alone a medium range ground based missile that could reach Brighton from Maidstone (even if Peter was prepared to launch one). Let alone Herlmarnd to Moscoow, Darmarscous or Tearhan. :-))

  182. Baron, Noa.

    ‘Tis a pity that the Russians stopped using women snipers!
    Roza Shanina and her comrades were made of the right stuff!

  183. Jeremy Black considers the British military performance in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nearly an hour but worth the time spent.

  184. I would suggest the following starting point for a serioous, less barnacled, discussion of what is meant by “anglosphere”, “Britain” “great nation” etc and for a radical reanalysis of the country, its influence and in particular its enduring power structure developed out of the momentum of the the East India Company in the 17th and18th centuries:


    Slavery was abolished by Parliament in 1833.

    N.B. £100 in 1840 is worth about £10,450.01 today

    How were these not inconsiderable sums of compensation to slaveholders channeled? Think for example Barcjays Bank.

    In 1776, the firm was styled “Barclay, Bevan and Bening”

    Mrs. Boris Johnson;s maiden name: Caroline Louise Bevan Symonds

  185. By the way, for those wondering how the British government was able to fund the above-referenced compensation, their curiosity may be satisfied to know that a banker, who had amassed a fortune out of the war of 1812, stepped forward with a timely loan:

  186. Democracy Ukrainian style, the guy gets arrested because he wears a T-shirt with the word ‘Russia’ on one of its sleeves. If the T-short sported the swastika he would be protected by the police.

  187. Baron – 09:58

    I suppose that ladies wearing these at the local swimming pool would soon be in hot water…

    Nothing can be quite as “wrong” as the Prince Harry one-piece though!

  188. Where do you find these gems EC? I never cease to be amazed.

  189. Malfleur.

    The Atlantic trade would not be my starting point into the origins of the Anglosphere. Even if slavery and the compensation of the elite, by the elite,for the application of their tender consciousnesses were of import, the true origin and fuel is surely the mass transportation of the hundreds of thousands of white men, women and children, deported as indentured servants, petty criminals and prisoners of the British civil and religious wars, from the 1540’s to the 1840’s.
    Unlike the plantation owners neither they nor their descendents ever received a penny of compensation. Let reparations start at the true beginning of that accursed ‘anglosphere’.
    Hoffman’s “They were White and they were slaves”
    Jim Goad’s “The Redneck Manifesto”
    Jordan and Walsh’s “White Cargo” all cover the terrible history and its consequences today.

  190. Noa


  191. EC @ August 26th, 2021 – 09:38

    As Noa asks, EC, ‘where the hell do you find such amusing snippets of the human ingenuity’? The find had to be forwarded to people residing in the Republic, one recipient very much likes it, he collects royal memorabilia, anything will do, kitsch or not. Aren’t the Americans amazing?

  192. Well, he has a point…..

    Taliban Takeover – This PROVES You Can’t Trust Mainstream Media

  193. Noa @ August 26th, 2021 – 11:17 & Malfleur

    The download is rather longish, Noa, Baron will peruse it at some later date, but from your short appraisal of the issue it may be rather irrelevant. You may have missed it, but one Richard Lewontin died recently, he and many others like him argue that race is really a social construct, and one that’s not particularly helpful, in fact just the opposite, it can be largely blamed for the open racism of the past.

    If however one were to accept that race is indeed something like marriage, a man made institution then there isn’t either a white race or any other, we are all of the same stock, the differences in our appearance, ability, cognition and whatever are not unakin to the differences one can find in marriages, each and every one is different but as a social invention they are all the same.

    Only joking.

  194. Could one display a greater degree of ineptitude than what the Americans are delivering in Kabul? The biggest mountain of wealth ever created in the world, the biggest military might never seen before anchored in a spend that’s mouth watering at 40% of the world expenditure on the tools of killing, and yet they seem unable to secure their departure from the land of the herdsmen safely.

    Have you noticed that China and Russia have been keeping schtum throughout the unraveling picture of the disaster? Not a word, certainly from China, one of Afghanistan’s immediate neighbours.

    Baron is fully aware of your take on the Mandarin speakers (he regards them equally as a threat, his response to it differs), but what happened in Kabul – 85 dead bodies, thirteen of them American marines – was not that different from the dead bodies of the Chinese because of the atrocities committed in the Uighurs province by the same zealots, the Chinese authorities responded with the creation of re-education camps, it has been heavily criticised by the Americans et al in the West. Will the same criticism be levied against the senile in the Oval Office when he says ‘we will hunt you down ….’. Will killing the perpetrators be more civilised than re-educating them?

  195. Did anyone else notice the similarity between the famous macho Hollywood actor Joe Biden and President Neeson saying what he will do to ISIS…?

  196. Baron
    Lewotin is an interesting example of how a scientist or any other professional allows his political views, in this case, Marxism, to influence his work.
    The consequence in this case is that if all men arouund the world are exactly the same, undifferentiated by physical or intellectual ability or capacity, the replacement of white Europeans by middle easter. Zealots or African tribesmen, is of no matter. Its simply like for like and the onward progress of science and civilisation will continue regardless.
    Now, Where’s me spliff, machete and ghetto blaster Mon?

  197. A further thought: Lewotin’s interpretation is of course the perfect ideological justification for China’s geo strategic expansion in Xiniang, the Indian sub continent, Africa and the Americas.
    Entirely unlike that utterly discredited mercantilist empiricism that now paralyses the decadent West….

  198. “middle easter” =much easier

  199. Noa @ August 27th, 2021 – 11:19


  200. Noa @ August 27th, 2021 – 10:58

    Sorry, Noa, Leeson’s by far more believable, he’s young, well trained in arts one needs to execute a successful revenge, not distracted with trans rights and other offerings of wokenism.

  201. The report issued by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in response to Biden’s request says the source of the c-19 remans a mystery, some of the agencies apparently say the killer spikey virus originated from “natural exposure to an animal infected with it or a close progenitor virus”, but the confidence in this finding is low, other agencies couldn’t figure the source either. The agencies and, having seen the report, also Biden blame China for the lack of co-operation.

    That only suggests that researchers and those running the research teams in both countries share the blame for the pathogen appearance, Baron believes the virus that has arrived from the animal kingdom was subsequently manipulated in a lab, leaked out most likely by accident, the existence of the cleavage part in the genome chain found only in human DNA is the give-away.

  202. Baron August 27th, 2021 22.20
    I defer to your Lordships judgement in the matter. It seems the only thing the two great war leaders have in common is their speech writer.

  203. Baron
    Like the real origin of 9/11 (19 of the 22 mass murderers bring Saudi), no official body wants to draw the obvious inference and point to the CCP and its armed forces as the source, lest the all devouring consumption of the world’s material resources and resulting outward flow of shoddy and tat is disrupted, even momentarily.
    US Treasury is also fearful of the potential replacement of the US$ by the Rimbi, together with real military consequences, at a time when NATO is playing phoney war in the South China Sea.

  204. Noa @ August 28th, 2021 – 08:59

    Good points, Noa, the Governing Elites and their poodles would have too much to lose had they pointed the finger, it’s by far more profitable to say ‘hard to figure it’, and let the corrupt business carry on.

    It may shock you, Noa, Baron has had his epiphany, he has finally discovered the ultimate source of the West’s decline, what was it that turned the fortunes of the free world south, engendered a fall not may expected or even hinted at – it’s that it’s lies that inform the West’s reactions to events, or the hatching of events, the lies have become so significant, prevalent and convincing in the forming of the policies of the West that they are believed even by those that have been creating them.

    Unless and until the West, by the West Baron means the Western Governing Elites (GEs), abandons the lies as the core of its functioning, it has no hope of ever renewing itself.

  205. Baron
    “Those whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad”.
    A true statement I think.
    That bring the case, if our elites are indeed mad then what does it matter whether or not they believe that what they say is either true or a lie?
    Can you trust one lunatic, let alone the entire asylum, to do anything properly? Of course not!
    Even uif they do it us merely due to the monkeys typing Shakespeare effect.
    What can we do about it? Little I fear. A trip to London to be beaten up by Dick’s Met has little appeal to me, but then sadly, I remain sane, for the moment.
    Still, Neil Oliver reminds sane people we aren’t alone.

  206. Noa @ August 28th, 2021 – 22:58

    What can we do about it, you ask? Here’s one move by the historians that points the way, one can only hope experts in fields other than history will do the same, the tide of madness and lies has to be reversed or we end up regretting we at lest haven’t tried to turn it around.

    Baron has already subscribed to the new blog set up by people that are all members of the ‘healthy core of Britishness’ even though they may not all hale from Britain, an international membership is allowed. If the article on slavery is anything to go by, the blog will be Baron’s regular destination.

  207. An interesting link Baron, thank you.
    I’ve subscribed.
    Regarding what we can do about the insanity that is now destroying the West, I’ve come to the conclusion that nothing we do will make any difference.
    Pareto’s law applies.
    80% of humanity doesn’t know or care what’s happening, and are being led by the nose to destruction. The 20% that do understand and care are powerless to influence events.
    Brandy and a good cigar offer our best hope, for politicians offer none.
    To return to the study of the past you may also find this site of interest.

  208. The one way special relationship, opening of one kimono, Scientific advisers and their total lack of ability to negotiate, in this case Tizard. The Jet engine a n D the Atom bomb would have been a very good trade for the useless Norton bombsight, but he could even achieve that.
    The tradition continues with Ollie Robbins, Vallance and the Cs chinless wonders..

  209. “but he could not even achieve that.”

  210. Visual capitalist. Another interesting site.

  211. It gets curiouser and curiouser, but it only backs up what Baron has said: It’s all lies, nothing but lies, half-truths and deceptive narratives:

  212. Noa @ August 29th, 2021 – 10:25

    Thanks for the tip, Noa, it’s amazing one doesn’t hear about these sites, the heritage boys sound also worthwhile visiting, Baron will have re-jig the sites he scans each day, there isn’t enough time.

  213. Noa & Baron,

    Some excellent links. Thank you.

  214. Noa, August 28th, 2021 – 22:58

    “Those whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad”.
    Always liked that one.

    btw who was it that first penned that?
    Was it the excellent Dr. Johnson, or was he quoting some other?
    Was is translated into cod latin to give it some antiquity?
    Your man Leonard will probably know.

  215. Not following Uncle Joe’s White House press conferences I hadn’t realised that he was grooming a surprise successor, his mouth organ.
    Better than Kammy or Nancy I suppose.

  216. “My Pacemaker will go on”.
    A junk POTUS for the a junk culture.

  217. EC
    Sophocles first used it in ‘Antigone’, l believe, though Euripides, a chap called Scott and even Brigham Young apparently plagiarised it.
    Anyway its too good to waste on the Jehovahs Witnesses et al.

  218. I just caught Pilgrims Society apparatchik, B. Johnson, address the British Volk on the BBC with the terms of his latest lockdown diktat. He was followed by some sesame seed official of the regime who filled out further details of the constraints which the leader had imposed on the country – in the interests of our own protection of course. Food parcels will be distrubuted and wages paid with funny money printed by the Bank of England.

    The policy to ‘flatten the curve’ etcetera which had been given a good run of EIGHTEEN MONTHS must now be seen, at least on its own terms, as botched.That softening up period however is only the end of the beginning. Phases to follow will encompass mandatory vaccination (free graphene included; forget hydroxychloraquine Citizens), quarantine camps, and depopulation….a far cry I fear from the comforting world of the Spectator which we left all those years ago like the Plymouth Bretheren embarking for the New World order.

    Unfortunately, even the fashions of that Order do not have the glamour of uniforms by Boss.


  219. Bombshell: PCR tests can’t identify Delta Variant; it’s all fiction
    And yes, I know what all the “fact-checkers” are saying
    by Jon Rappoport

  220. Tucker’s right, it’s more than unfair for the American GEs (Governing elites) to gift the Taliban the weaponry he lists whilst trying to confiscate the weapons owned by the ordinary Americans, what he hasn’t wised up to yet is that every piece of the military gear left for the new rulers of Afghanistan will have to be replaced if not in the same than very likely higher quantities, that’s profits for the makers of the stuff, plentiful employment for the ordinary Americans, who will also foot the bill, what’s not to like?

  221. Malfleur @ August 31st, 2021 – 15:28

    It’s not at all shocking, Malfleur, nothing ever shocks Baron anymore, he’s impervious to any news emanated from those in power.

    If one were to ask our leaders whether the PCR test can detect c-19 delta, they would say ‘yes, of course’.

  222. Has a British Prime Minister ever tried so brazenly to impose peacetime controls on the people as B. Johnson? Slave owning must be in his blood.
    Meanwhile the attempt to castrate the American people is vigorously implemented in Kabul. We hope the time is not far distant when the Queen’s head will appear in a corner of their postage stamps – metaphorically speaking of course…

  223. What mad King was it who cried “LET DEP-OPULATION THRIVE!”?

  224. Just in case any of you are missing the wonderful world of “work”…

  225. EC @ September 1st, 2021 – 10:40

    Good one, EC, and here’s something completely different, it’s how the US military did it at the Kabul airport, a kind of different variant of your example of ‘work’.

    (Baron cannot vouch for the accuracy of it, it arrived from one of his American friends, some of the abbreviations are baffling, it may not be as bad as he describes it everywhere, after all the lift has saved thousands).

    Below is the text from my son flying C-17s into Kabul:

    Wet trailers, no ac, no WiFi, 48c (118F), sitting on ramp for 10+hrs with all engines running till they start flaming out. Utter chaos. 10% of base works their ass off for 100% of the work. Refugees are passing out from heat stroke, babies born on jet, one bathroom for 450+ people, emergency is becoming part of everyone’s call sign, talks of AR past 26hr duty day, 32hr duty day now normal.

    Leadership here is incompetent to make a change. Now jets are breaking left and right. Rn we’ve sat at the jet 6hrs with no apu, huffer carts are breaking down, avionics overheat, afgh pax are being forced to floor load from otbh to ETAR. No seatbelts, minimal lav, hard floor covered with plastic tarps. Overall you can’t make this stuff up. No words to describe…

  226. Matt’s great except for the following:

    The Governmental Construct in contemporary America is rooted in lies, lies, big or small, it is that inform and guide the policies of the Governing Elite, anything that even smells of the truth never gets a hearing, the poodles of the MSM are there to prevent the truth reaching the masses.

    The Pentagon is doing what it must do, the massive defence budget produce many a mountain of military equipment, this in a sense is equal to the manufacture of consumer products in that it has to be consumed, used up. Military exercises or small regional skirmishes aren’t sufficient, bigger wars are needed for the military gear to be used or destroyed by he enemy.

    Leaving the massive amount of the military equipment and ammo in Afghanistan is not without a purpose every piece of the stuff left for the new rulers of Afghanistan will have to be and will be replaced very likely higher quantities, that spells huge profits for the makers of the stuff, the corporates Matt’s talking about, but it will also furnish a plentiful employment for the millions of ordinary Americans, (who will also foot the bill, of course).

    One cannot break the grip of the Mil-Indu-Fin complex on the society not only because the making of the tools of death is boosting the bottom lines of the companies engaged in it, not just the top big five, every single state of the Republic does have a chunk of manufacturing coupled with the military furnishing jobs for millions. It’s estimated that close to 20% of US employment is linked with the design, the making, servicing, storing or even the destruction of it when it passes it’s sales-by date. 

    The Mil-Indu-Fin complex has is thus secured from both side, the incestuous relationship between the Governing Elites and the Min-Indu-Fin complex’s top layer of management on the one side, the millions of jobs on the other.

    Whilst the non-military jobs have been shifted to the low labour cost countries e.g China, the jobs in the military sector have stayed in the Republic for the simple reason that prices for the military gear aren’t important, it’s the Government that foots the bill whilst in the real street it’s John Brown who’s careful with his money, prices matter for him.

    What the Republic should try is move to the ‘dollar men’ in the public service, dedicated people that are rich enough to do the job for only one thing – the love of America as she once was, free, healthy, admired and envied by the whole world.

  227. And this for the above:

    Matt was asked why Biden decide to quit Afghanistan, fluffed the answer somewhat.

    For what it’s worth Baron reckons there may be two reasons, one opposite the other, it’s either because Biden realises he’ll be lucky to finish one term, has little to lose, figured the country could break up because if internal contradictions (wealth ownership, race, drugs and stuff like that), intends to shift resources to from the military to the non-military expenditure, cure the ills (something similar to what Jimmy Dore suggested, invade San Francisco, help the homeless …)

    Or, he’s been told to get the girls and boys home to get ready for a much bigger ‘engagement’, an existential engagement with the newly emerged Middle Kingdom (possibly Russia, too).

    Such a pity Frank is no longer with us, Baron often thinks what would he say on this issue or the other.

  228. On a note of being positive:

    On the BBC Radio4 World at One an item that turned Baron;s eyes moist, a couple have retired from short term (up to 18 months) fostering, they’ve done it for their whole life, she was a nurse, decided to foster when she got married, the husband agreed, they had three kids on their own, also fostered well over 500 children of any ages, she told the story, simply and movingly, of a young girl of 5 who wouldn’t look into anyone’s eyes when she arrived, nobody could touch her, she didn’t speak, didn’t cry such was the great harm done to this little child. Today, she’s well over 30, happy.

    The couple has a golden membership of the ‘club of the healthy core of Britishness’, one would be hard put to find better human beings than this pair of ordinary people. May they live forever.

  229. On a negative note – a veiled threat:

    “CDC Director’s Guidance for Labor Day Weekend: All Americans Should Wear Masks Indoors, Unvaccinated People Should Not Travel” (VIDEO)

  230. Baron
    August 31st, 2021 – 22:13

    On the other hand:

    So, if you are tested using a test that doesn’t work and you test positive, cover your bet with Ivermectin if you can find it in Boots.

    And as was mentioned many months ago by president Trump after successful personal trials, hydroxychloroquine, which has been around since about 1934, is also said to be efficacious and costs next to nothing – if you must take something for the common cold…

    How much are the experimental vaccines being touted by government?

  231. But never fear, big pharma’s here:

    Success against #COVID19 will likely require both vaccines & treatments. We’re pleased to share we’ve started a Phase 2/3 study of our oral antiviral candidate—specifically designed to combat SARS-CoV-2—in non-hospitalized, low-risk adults:

    — AlbertBourla (@AlbertBourla) September 1, 2021

    (Infowars supra ibid)

  232. Some good news:
    A niece now working in Dublin sent me
    – three 200gm jars of MARMITE
    – two medium-sized jars of BRANSTON PICKLE
    Not exactly lifesavers, but a boost to morale in these dark times!

  233. Malfleur @ September 2nd, 2021 – 08:45

    Did your niece tell you, Malfleur, that Branston Pickle comes now also in small chunks, that’s handy and useful if one tops a piece of mature cheddar with it, something Baron does watching the Match of the Day, that’s a football programme, sadly chaired by a guy called Lineker, a Lefty and a to$$er, who likes to listen to his own voice, but that’s beyond the point , it’s the chunks of cheddar with the small chunked Branston on top, it goes down well with lager, Baron usually empties 4-5 bottles (they are only 0.33 of a litre, not enough to get drunk).

    It just occurred to Baron, if you furnish him with an address (not your own, one doesn’t;t want to broadcast one’s address), but (say) a PO Box, Baron will send you a jar of the small cuts Branston plus a chunk of good British mature cheddar, you cannot fail to enjoy it. No charge at all, give it a think (what an English, heh?)

  234. Malfleur @ September 2nd, 2021 – 01:05

    The Ivermectin is a puzzle, Malfleur, some say it helps, other believe it’s useless, is there a definite study on the drug?

  235. No need to listen or watch the whole thing, go to the 49th minute, you may find something of interest of the mortality in the times of c-19:

  236. Rather longish, but informative of how a darling of the West Ashraf Ghani for 20 years turned bad, but only after he pinched tens of millions and fled Kabul.

  237. Victor Hanson is unquestionably a clever guy, but his lament about the value of the military gear left in Afghanistan misses a crucial point, all the stuff will have to be replaced, the major military contractors will get the orders, their plants and those of the feeder companies will work overtime, new jobs will be created.

    The abandoning of the equipment sounds criminal, which it may be, but it’s a massive opportunity for those holding shares of the companies that produce the stuff (it could millions of the ordinary Americans saving for their pension in the 401k), and for the employment in general:

  238. Is there still anyone there, or is Baron going to talk to himself from now on?

  239. On tour in the brougham with the mem’sab at the moment Mi’lud.
    In fact visiting St Brannocs in Braunton, then on to Clovelly in search of the famous aunt of our American visitor.
    And a Devonshireshire clotted cream tea.
    Yesterday saw a visit to Croyde beach, where Unison sends it public sector LBGTQ+++ members to frolic in the sun and sea, think rultra large rainbow beach shirts, purple and yellow hair, Maori tattoos and more beached whales than a remake of Moby Dick.
    Today will be a hot one. I may be some time.
    How I long for the security of Noa Towers, the rain and drizzle, the peace and solitude of my study, the consideration and signature of a Colleague flogging or deportation order….

  240. It takes 4 or 5 years from order to delivery a d test for much military equipment Mi’lud. Better not to give it away in the first place. How can the US rearm Europe if they’ve given it away to the new PRC Satrapy? No lease lend for Deutschland this decade!
    I do acknowledge that US Middle Eastern oil interests no longer drive its foreign policy. That’s a problem they’ve left for the fat Burghers to sort out
    Serves them and us right for 30 years of Post Cold War navel gazing, self indulgence and rank stupidity. Whilst the Buffoon deploys the Navy to the South China Sea for some unfathomable twisted logic, the defence of the Channel is left to the wokeries of the Border Force and RNLI.
    Hitler would have been jealous of the service now providex to the new invaders and never offered to him.

  241. Baron – 23:31

    Been busy making use of the “indian summer trying to establish order before the rains inevitably arrive. After a wonderful summer the hedges surrounding our fortress went bonkers. Luxuriant growth doesn’t begin to describe it!

  242. Noa – 09:36

    ’tis drizzling in the Shire today, however…

    #Weather Warning#
    Due to be 26C on Wednesday so perhaps you might want to delay your return.

    There again, be mindful that it was the BBC saying that

  243. On the subject of pickles etc, the mem’sab has been busy plundering the Damson, Victoria plum and coxs apple trees, (no bramleys this year) to make jams, chutneys and relishes in preparation for the Great freeze and famine that the Buffoon’s hostility to Russia and profligacy with the currency has created. My supplies of wood for the burner are now at peak capacity, we should be OK until Noa Towers is requisitioned for refugees by the local Soviet or Council of Imans.

  244. But the same people that have done the lying are still there, in the same offices, with the same powers, nothing is likely to happen to them, they will continue to lie, the MSM poodles will amplify the lies as before, the great unwashed will lap it up ….

  245. This is the year for the lovers of sloe gin, Noa, sloe berries have never been more plentiful, the branches are full of them, they are also larger than usual, unless everything’s changed, the old folk wisdoms no longer apply, the coming winter will not be very harsh, neither for the birds, nor for the people, we should not brace ourselves to survive it, avoid hoping the turning contraptions and the solar panels that adore many a roof will keep us warm, they will not be needed except that the wisdoms of the old may not have lost their predictive powers, and we will taste the future the green fruitcakes are pushing us towards in the coming months in full.

  246. EC @ September 6th, 2021 – 10:29

    You’re not the only one, EC, Baron cannot recall year in which he had to mow the grass so many times, every 4-5 days if it were not raining, the bushes too have grown more than in any other year he can remember. Who’s responsible, who to blame then?

  247. Caliban Rules OK!

    “ I think once this Covid19 thing is over, the elite, the ones who make the money, will go to war. That is the last recipe to keep the population together.” (Marc Faber)

  248. Damson gin also complements the magnificent sloe gin, both are Seasonal delights, Baron.
    Even as I speak the CCTV link and ‘Spook’ software on my mobile shows me that my black footed Moldavans are tramping the estate vats and pricking berries for the seasonal, cold repelling harvest.

  249. Nature’s bounty this season of mists and mellow fruitiness…

    I concur with the above. My plums have rarely been so swollen, yet still soft to the touch! Yes, a bumper crop from our Victoria plum tree, and a below average yield from the apple trees. Cold spring? My hands bear the scars from the parts of our hedging that is blackthorn.

  250. It’s Thorn of Colour nowadays, Shurely EC?

  251. Baron, September 6th, 2021 – 23:09

    If find it difficult to watch Tucker these days unless I find myself undeservedly happy, manic and in need of rebalancing.

    The continuing saga/farce/pantomime/clusterfuck that is American foreign policy continues unabated. Always bad but generally worse under ‘Democrat’ administrations.

    More recently the same people that were running the show under O’Bummer are back in place under President Prion.
    Et voilà !

    With regard to the current debacle I cannot help but think that the Kenyan is still pulling the strings behind the screen.

  252. Noa – 09:35



    How are your piles these days? Did the Ukrainian émigré welders from your estate successfully manage to fix Heysham1 after it dropped its guts?

    Our local “Biomass” plant is busy gobbling up 80 HGVs a day worth of logs from Sturgeontania and elsewhere. Not to mention the boatloads of trees arriving in the Port of Wrkngtn each week. Hey, but it’s “renewable energy” right…
    Yeah, if you can wait 30 years or so for the replacements!

    Yet Boris et al are planning, no doubt at the behest of Princess Nut-Nut, to ban you from burning your own logs unless they have been certificated as kiln dried in a govt. approved facility.

  253. Got sent this a few days ago.
    In case you missed it…

    Maybe one for Simon Webb?

  254. I see Jenrick, Minister for Property Confiscation, is looking to buy large 4 bed homes for large Afghan fam-billies. We are considering offering him Noa Towers, together with our prized collection of camel fuel, for a very reasonable £15 million, inshallah, payable into the Noa Virgin Isles account.

  255. Noa @ September 7th, 2021 – 18:04

    The bigger puzzle than finding the necessary properties ‘at speed’, Noa, is why do the locals not object? The tens of thousands on the property waiting list in particular.

    What has happened to the plucky British character, why everyone keeps schtum? Don;t we have enough problems with the people already in the country, and not just with housing?

    Baron recalls the Saudis have a massive housing estate built for the arriving pilgrims, the c-19 pandemic has curtailed considerably the flow of the worshippers to the shrines of Islam, the properties are unused. Why not asking the Saudis to house the Afghan refugees? It’s the same Sunni wing of the Islamic family, an excellent fit.

  256. EC @ September 7th, 2021 – 16:48

    The question’s valid though, EC, why did the cavemen won? All they had was the AK-47s and some explosive devices cooked at homes, no tanks and fighter jets or drones. That’s totally baffling that.

  257. No need for them to go to Saudi.
    That’s already under Islam but a few more thousands fed into the west by useful idiots fits the plan nicely.
    As they say, every little helps

  258. Saudi Arabia has plenty of Afghans, Pakistani and Indian Muslims already and needs no more. Periodically it rounds up its illegals and deports them en masse and without ceremony, in addition the illegals don’t like living under the Sharia, literally applied. Hands off for theft, beheading for rape, etc. Better in Britain, where the benefits never end and the locals are completely cowed to the political class that has subjugated for nearly a thousand years.

  259. Agreed, John & Noa, let’s campaign for the whole population of Afghanistan to relocate to this tolerant and friendly country, it’s only some 40mn souls, Baron’s in favour also, we could even start raising goats and sheep in massive numbers using the know-how of the newcomers, goat milk is preferable to the cow’s, it’s less fattening anyway, and the sheep are useful, too, one can utilise the wool, the meat, and when the animal’s alive even a quick shag’s possible. What’s not to like?

  260. “Is Democracy Versus Autocracy the New Cold War?’, asks Patrick Buchanan in the piece below, a reasonable narrative, quite objective, not that long to read, but is the heading really true?

    One would be hard put to find a fully fledged democracy anywhere in the contemporary world of ours, and the same goes for autocracies Russia and China, autocratic they may be (each one to a differing degree), but neither one bars its burghers leaving the country, a freedom of movement that, a solid feature of democracy.

    It’s more that we have democracies dosed with autocratic features, and conversely, autocracies exhibiting features normally associated with democracies.

    A good example is Britain and its covid policy vis-a-vis Russia and her take on the pandemic, our response is more than tinged with autocracy that’s missing in Russia where there are no vaccine passports, no compulsory vaccinations, no restrictions on the unvaccinated.

  261. Just as some of us thought, the dr. Fauci’s team did conduct gain of function, not in the US lab, it’s banned in the Republic, but, you’ve guessed it? Wuhan.

    It seems unlikely we will ever hear the truth, both the Chinese and the Americans have been at it, both have reasons to hush it up, both will be successful in doing so.

  262. CIVITAS reported the Wuflu research last year.
    What I do not understand Mi’lud, is why the US would fund and conduct military bio war research in an enemy state.

  263. Baron – 00:00

    Not just The Man With The Rictus Smirk acting alone but with the tacit agreement of the state. It was all in that documentary “Plandemic” which was banned, totally eradicated from internet, just over 18 months ago now. The guy produced copious documentary evidence some with Dr Faustus’ signature on it!
    They opened Pandora’s box that’s for sure.

    22:53 Good idea.
    I’m knocking up a few “Afghans Welcome Here” signs today.
    I wonder how many Gary Goalhanger and Nicola McKrankie will take in…
    Also. UK firearms laws will need amending so that they can carry their AK47’s for traditional costume and religio-ethnic purposes.

  264. Noa – 08:35

    1. Follow the money.
    2. Because it would’ve been illegal in any country signed up to the UN Biological
    Weapons Convention?

  265. Note the throw away comment that the RAF has only 20 capable Typhoons, ( probably only 3 in reality), the rest are in the ‘sustainment fleet’ ie they are cannibalised to keep the remainder flying.

  266. Undersized pidgen speaker explains that dreadlocks are now de rigour, USAF replace RAF in exercises and old white men do the real dangerous stuff in Karboool…

  267. Noa – 09:46

    We’ll all sleep better, safer, tonight after seeing that.

  268. You should enjoy reading another instalment by Orlov, you will find in it gems such as this (on controlling Afghanistan):

    “If you think that controlling a pile of rocks inhabited by ornery, warlike natives whose minds are stuck in the middle ages is not conducive to ruling the entire world, then you are definitely smarter than the average turnip, but still not good enough to be one of America’s brilliant geopolitical strategists”.

  269. “My patience is now exhausted!” A. Hitler. September 1938

    “We’ve been patient but our patience is wearing thin!” J. Biden. September 2021

  270. Baron – 22:27

    A quality job, that one!

    This also from 20 years ago…

    Stand by to stand by
    Ain’t no need to worry today
    Thorazine shuffle make everything OK

    Thorazine Shuffle
    Album: Live… With a Little Help from Our Friends
    Artist: Gov’t Mule
    Release year: 1998

  271. For sale, various lots, used, condition as seen. CREDIT CARDS only. Buyer collects. Bagram/Kabul.

  272. You may have done it already, if not please consider signing the petition, the guy deserves it, he looks old, cannot do any other job (only joking), moreover, he is polar opposite of the woke wankers that infest our lives:

  273. Noa @ September 10th, 2021 – 12:05

    Who should be retired, and in big numbers, Noa, are the wankers responsible for the destruction of some of the ancient regiments.

    Years ago, Baron got close to buying one of the military Land Rovers, why he didn’t he forgot, fugging old age, you know.

  274. EC @ September 10th, 2021 – 09:02

    A band Baron has never heard of, EC, a rather weird sound, the members weirder still. One of your favourites?

  275. Niall Ferguson, the Scottish economist and writer residing currently in the Republic is interviewed by the Nikkei, he muses about this the other (say, Taiwan’s predicament) and in the middle of the chat is asked why do the Americans disengage from the major conflicts so badly (the interviewer quotes Vietnam and the recent debacle in Afghanistan). This is how Mr. Ferguson answers:

    “The explanation is that because domestic support for these endeavours fades so quickly, there isn’t really the will or state of mind to do it in an elegant and organized way. Basically, you turn off the resources. That’s what happened to South Vietnam. It’s what happened to the Afghan government. You just turn off the support, and then you’re sort of surprised and shocked when everything falls apart”.

    Not a particularly convincing answer from a thinker of his caliber. Could it not be because of their superiority complex, the idea that they are exceptional, can never be beaten, nobody can ever win over them? The thought that they can lose never enters their mind, they will not even comprehend a non-win outcome of whatever endeavours they may engage, military or otherwise (hence (say) their total bewilderment at the Anchorage meeting with the Chinese).

    Baron bets you that at West Point there isn’t a course, not even a single lecture on how to disengage successfully from a hopeless military engagement, how to lose militarily without losing face and dignity, and certainly not on how to accept and manage defeat.

    The last question the interviewer asks is ‘what about the next 20 years?’

    NF says: “I’m going to take a bet that the next 20 years will be like the 20 years prior to 1989. That is to say, it will look as if the U.S. is in big trouble and the Communist regime is going to win, and everybody will run around say it’s all over, and then it’ll turn out that that’s not true because the U.S. reinvents itself, fixes its problem, and the totalitarian regimes come to the internal contradictions of totalitarian regimes”.

    WE can only guess what the next twenty years is going to bring, it may be an all out war next week or a peace for the next 1040 weeks but he seems to base his guess about the future on a misconception.

    The Chinese economic constructs is anywhere near the same as was that of the USSR, neither is the governance of the two countries even close to each other. In the Soviet Russia it was the central planning of the nationalised means of wealth creation, it could have never fed the people well. In today’s China, which is communist only in the trappings of the ideology, the wealth creation is carried out by private capital mostly.

    He’s also mistaken on the governance side of things, in the USSR the elections were a farce from the top to the bottom of the governing ladder, in China, it’s only the top layer that’s appointed (in fake elections of course), the middle to bottom layers of the governing phylum is a true selection of individuals, there’s no faking there, all candidates have to endorse the leading role of the party, but when it comes to the nitty gritty of every day problems the ideas between candidates differ hugely and the electorate can choose, that’s in part the reason for the success of China in the past fifty years or so.

    NF may still be right, the Americans can get over the warts and boils inflicting them, but one shouldn’t write the Middle Kingdom off so nonchalantly, she has been predicted to fall since the start of this century, is still with us, doing currently better than any other country.

    Feel free to bash the blue veined barbarian on any of the above, he had some time (from the boss), hence the lecture.

    You can read NF’s interview in full here, the Nikkei is on a subscription, but everyone can get three articles for free each months.

  276. Sorry for the mistakes, should have checked.

  277. Did you know that furloughed workers cannot work for the company that furloughed them, but can get a job elsewhere, pocketing a double wage, one reduced by 20%?

    Rather generous of the Chancellor, don’t you think?

  278. Baron – 16:27

    Yes, one has to keep up with the offerings yoof kultur, eh what.
    Believe it or not Ive always preferred listening to the likes of Phil’, London or Berlin that is.

    As for your 20:31 I’ll give that a proper read when I get back, Goto to go out now.

  279. She voted for Biden, but this is excellent, other pieces on the blog are of note as well, it you have the time at least scan them:

    Btw, Baron cannot shake off the feeling that the geriatric may have concluded he’ll be lucky to muddle through his first term, does see the warts and boils of the great country just as clearly as do the unwashed, decided to curb, even if only a little, the grip of the Indu-Mili-Fin complex on the country. Yes, weird that, but weirder things happened. Lets wait and see because the Afghan pull-back could be the start of a bigger venture around either Taiwan or Ukraine.

  280. What a stroke of the young genius, what a joy to watch, that’s what the exuberance of youth can produce, it may be only a win in a match of tennis, but it cheered up Baron no end, he could hardly fell asleep.

    Enviously young, gorgeously beautiful and talented beyond belief. We may have tripped ourselves in football, but this young creature should must lift our spirits, may be even the start of the end of the old.

  281. EC @ September 11th, 2021 – 10:07

    You, young sir, must still be young at heart, something Baron has been losing lately, the young tennis beauty restored somewhat the loss of his enthusiasm for anything but a drop of gin&tonic, but for how long?

  282. Who are the current members of the Pilgrims Society?

  283. Baron September 12th, 2021 – 10:21
    Aye, like the new British working in the Damson fields at Noa Towers they’ll be dancing in the streets of Bucharest t’night!

  284. And in the streets of Toronto and Shenyang too!

    And the Rugby season starts again on Friday! Let winter commence!

  285. Baron, September 12th, 2021 – 10:21

    I must admit she’s easy on the eye, and if the world keeps turning then she’s going to make a fortune in advertising sponsorship deals in addition to the prize money.

    However if doesn’t…
    Then her hand-eye coordination and quick reactions bode well for her being able to acquit herself well in a stressful survival situation. i.e. draw fast, shoot straight and without hesitation. Also given her other qualifications she should be able to provide intelligent analysis and fact based arguments.

    In fact she possess all the attributes and qualities that the idiot Swedish teenager planet saviour is devoid of.

  286. RIP, the poor souls murdered 20 years yesterday.
    The question was never whether or not the Saudi government was involved in the 9/11 atrocities, but who and how high it went up the Al Saud family tree, as far as the King? Despite Bida-wee’s release of some documents it we be a surprise if the full truth ever energies.

  287. “Broadcast! Epic Must-See Marathon Transmission”

    (Lest we forget…)

  288. Simon Webb’s final word: c’est magnifique, mais non est tennis…

  289. Noa @ September 12th, 2021 – 22:09

    If one were to count, Noa, as the genuinely English, Scottish or Welsh, or the whole lot as the British, only the descendants of what’s believed to be the original settlers here, the Celts, one would probably f ind no more than a dozen of them, if that.

    Almost the whole of Britain, even before the waves of post WW2 immigrants began flooding in, have been of mixed genes the indigenous settlers marrying the Romans that remain after the Empire withdrew, or the Saxons, Angles, Jutes, Frisians, Normans and whoever may have come after including the recent post war waves of immigrants (it’s only two generations, the mixing hasn’t really begun yet).

    Take the Blond Inseminator (Baron got this googling, there’s more if he cared to look):

    His grandmother, Frances was the daughter of Russian-American palaeographer Elias Avery Lowe and Helen Tracy Porter, an American and a translator, E A Lowe was born in Russia in 1879, Elias’ wife and Boris Johnson’s maternal great grandmother, Helen T Lowe-Porter, was born in Pennsylvania in 1876. Boris himself was born in NY USA.

    The man governs over us, is he truly British? Or digging deeper still, what about HM the Queen, also the recently deceased Duke of Edinburgh?

    Simon conveniently forgets that. The girl or her parents must have been naturalised to become British, a procedure used not only by Britain but other countries also, when the Normans arrived there was no such thing, they simply conquered, became British by force as did other tribes before or since until we became more organised around the middle of the 19th century and established a process by which a foreigner could become British, Simon’s a historian he should have checked it out.

    If he were to dig deep he may have found his predecessors may have become the subjects of the King or Queen, either by making use of the same process or arriving earlier, settling down.

    That seems weird today, but it was common, as was common for someone born here to leave Britain, settle in another country, no passport, no nothing but perhaps an introductory letter to someone in the foreign country asking for help if needed. The original British ‘passports’ were exactly that, the HM Government asking to enable the holder a free pass and a help if needed.

    You know all this anyway, it’s just that Simon isn’t always right, and it wouldn’t be the first time he fluffs it.

  290. Malfleur @ September 12th, 2021 – 20:40

    Do you ever sleep, Malfleur?

  291. Noa @ September 12th, 2021 – 19:44

    Apparently nothing new in the first batch, Noa, the hope is the subsequent releases may furnish something, but like you, Baron doubts it, Biden cannot lose the Saudis, they’re pricing oil in dollars, a must for the greenback if it wants to retain the status of reserve currency.

  292. EC @ September 12th, 2021 – 16:16

    It will be interesting to watch how it pans out with her, EC, she seems rather level headed for a teenager, wears a cross, went to a top school. A hard nut to crack correctly for the woke loonies.

  293. Don’t you miss Frank, how awful of Him to take him away from us.

  294. Nothing to do with anything that we’re talking about now, but you may like to spend some 10 minutes listening to the clip, it’s what Baron believes also, but the guy is by far more articulate, furnishes useful details and it’s in pictures.

    He concludes what anyone with a functioning brain must have also figured, China will never attack Taiwan militarily, the scaremongering over the invasion risk for the island is purely for the purposes of the US military budget.

  295. Finally, the great Fred on his favourite subject – the USA versus China, it’s a good read, well worth your at scanning, as are some of the postings, sadly Peter fm Maidstone bans Unz Review, if you want to read it, you have to google:

    A Military Solution to a Commercial Problem
    It Probably Ain’t Gonna Work Much Longer

  296. Neil Oliver: ‘If the West isn’t careful, it might shortly be all over for the West.’

    Neil is looking increasingly dour and depressed.

  297. The neo Commies of the Sheffield Town Hall & Kremlin have just “cancelled” Roy Chubby Brown, banning any further bookings. I don’t suppose they’d care for Kevin Bloody Wilson either!

  298. Not Baron’s, he got it from over there in the West:

    {1} Once all villagers decided to pray for rain. On the day of prayer all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella. That’s FAITH .

    {2} When you throw babies in the air, they laugh because they know you will catch them. That’s TRUST.

    {3} Every night we go to bed without any assurance of being alive the next morning, but still we set the alarms to wake up. That’s HOPE.

    {4} We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future. That’s CONFIDENCE.

    {5} We see the world suffering, but still we get married and have children. That’s LOVE.

    {6} On an old man’s shirt was written a sentence ‘I am not 80 years old; I am sweet 16 with 64 years of experience.’ That’s ATTITUDE.

  299. EC @ September 13th, 2021 – 11:34

    You have to trust Baron on this, EC, he tried three times to post the link, three times it failed to appear. It may have been that it was not the link but the narrative, hard to tell now because Baron forgot what he said exactly, but as far as he can recall the posting it was nothing that would need bann ing.

  300. EC @ September 13th, 2021 – 11:31

    Words fail Baron, EC, a superb, an exceptional lament that should be framed, played over and over again on the future anniversaries of 9/11 until we change course, divert from what will be a disaster of biblical proportions if we don’t.

  301. Baron
    Simon’s point is clear and indisputable. Immigration dilutes nationality, to the point of dissolving Nationhood. Ms Radenescu may be very pretty and talented etc but she is not English nor any kith or kin, however distant, of mine. Nor did I have any say in whether she or her parents should be given the privileges and obligations of British citizenship.
    Presumably she or her father, is one of the 5 million plus EU settlers legitimised by Boris the Turk in June.
    Does she have dual or triple nationality? Probably. Does she have any loyalty to the country or countries of which she is a passport holder? I doubt it.

  302. EC 11.31

    “Neil is looking increasingly dour and depressed.”

    Well, he’s a Scot of course, nature, nurture and wee Krankie combined will do that to them all.

  303. And now a word from the “leader” of the land of the fee…

    Oooh, I do love a bit of Rita Panahi occasionally.

  304. Noa @ September 13th, 2021 – 12:52

    It all depends, Noa.

    Few questions for you:

    Who in your view is genuinely British? Someone who has the blood of the original Celtic inhibitors in his veins, however much diluted in may be? It’s only over 80 generations, it’s unlikely, but not impossible that such an individual or individuals exist.

    What about a family of Engles arriving (say) AD 420, avoiding mixing with a member of the Celtic tribe, are they genuinely British?

    What about a family of Huguenots arriving at the time of Charles II, again till today never touched with the blood types of the original Celts, are they genuinely British?

    The ame goes for the family of Raducanu. Provided they remain here, propagate, but never with anyone that has even a drop of the Celtic blood in the veins, will they qualify in (say) the year 3021 as genuinely British?

    IT’s not that Baron agrees with the close to ‘open borders’ immigration policy, it’s that your and Simon’s definition of genuine Britishness fails to acknowledge real life, many individuals from many a tribe have arrived, settled here (no disputing that), what then is the cut off for any of those arrivals (assuming the Celts had been born and bred here from the start, didn’t arrive from somewhere, a big unknown that)?

  305. Milud,
    I consider the threat to and destruction of the primary host culture to be the main determinant.
    An issue which has not been a consideration by the elite in the debate since Harald marched to Stamford Bridge and back to Hastings.

  306. EC @ September 14th, 2021 – 08:47

    Why are the Australian sso critical, one may say overcritical of the old man, EC, they keep bashing him more than anyone else, more to the point, it’s the network owned by another geriatric, Murdoch, he must be older than Biden, probably also senile, why the animosity to a fellow Alzheimer sufferer?

  307. What does it say about the efficacy of the stuff they call c-19 vaccines?

    Nikkei Asia, Sept 14, 2021: “Singapore kicks off a program for a third vaccine shot as the country grapples with surging infections despite over 80% of its population having had two jabs”.

  308. Is this a confirmation of equality? How many disabled women will ever buy the creation she (or is it he?) wears? Isn’t it making a mockery of virtue signalling? It symptomatic of the same societal disease that lost it in Afghanistan. One doesn’t have to ‘not tolerate’ disabled people that want to switch gender, but there must be a limit to it, as there’s a limit to everything else. If a blind man wanted to drive a car on his own, would we let him?

  309. “… what then is the cut off for any of those arrivals (assuming the Celts had been born and bred here from the start, didn’t arrive from somewhere, a big unknown that)?”
    Surely it’s not a matter of when, but what they will add to the tribe and its lands that they ask to join!
    Darwin’s theories of survival and evolution adequately support the success, or otherwise, of such migrants. Though I fail to see why, unlike the Poles, Czechs, Jews and Hungarians who fled Europe and settled here as genuine asylum seekers, they should have any right to settlement or citizenship. Pakistani muslim rape gangs and Carribean absent fathers have other ways of promoting their survival and culture


  310. Baron – 9:25

    I watched that video and couldn’t help thinking of those fairground shooting galleries with the ducks going from left to right.

  311. Baron – 09:11

    Singapore is an overrated, over hot, disease ridden shitehole on the equator at the best of times – personal opinion.

  312. Have just read an excellent satirical novel about England, placed a little in the future and obsessed with climate crisis.
    called The Denial.
    A campaign to cut carbon emissions to zero is beginning to bite.

    Power cuts have become a regular feature of life and standards of living have fallen sharply for all but a small elite of climate influencers, who are excused the strict rules on personal carbon budgeting which apply to everyone else.

    When a storm and tidal surge unexpectedly strikes London, retired meteorologist Bryan Geavis is the first to notice, and later refuses to accept the official explanation that climate change has caused the disaster or made the weather more unpredictable. Awkward and stubborn, yet with a rigorous scientific mind, he finds himself sucked into a battle against public and political hysteria.

  313. Baron 09.25
    Is she modelling that yellow outfit, or demonstrating the wheelchair? Obviously not much real news happens in Antigua whilst their waiting for the slavery compensation settlement cheque from Boris.

  314. EC 10.43
    GB news has been a tax write-off for some undisclosed party, still even if it didn’t actually ‘do the news’ we’ll all be sad to see the only competition to the establishment meedja go.

  315. Mia 14-35
    I don’t believe it will go.
    Nigel is amusing and extremely confident.
    I refuse to watch the BBC and I enjoy the small amount of tv watching I do with them.

  316. How Noa changed to Mia is beyond me.

  317. John Birch
    Thanks for the tip John, I’ll have a look at that. I doubt though that even the most fantastic plot can compete with the idiocies Boris now routinely unleashes upon us. Is he in the pay of Angela or Xi? Kne genuinely wonders.

  318. Joanna Birch
    Zie’re all tranx these days.

  319. EC 10.34
    Cruel, but funny. Chubby would be proud of that.

  320. A very articulate female, Baron has never heard of her, could her descriptions of the sermons in a rural community be true?

  321. Noa @ September 14th, 2021 – 15:20

    Let’s just hope we won’t be told not to exhale in-between some hours of the day, Noa, to keep the CO2 density in the air under control.

  322. John birch.@ September 14th, 2021 – 11:36

    The one point never made, John, is that climate has been changing since it became a feature of the planet, for billions of years or close to it. Every pundit talks as if it is a new phenomenon, something that arose a couple of hundred years ago if that. This is an obvious nonsense.

    This morning in a BBC Radio4 programme lasting 15minutes covering different issues all linked to climate change and what can be done about it, an expert of a professor rank was saying we shouldn’t;t bother yet about recycling batteries, they last years, hopefully up to 10 years, not enough of them around to think what to do with them when they stop functioning. That’s all right then, we will dump the heavily polluting boxes into ditches, plenty of them around.

  323. EC @ September 14th, 2021 – 10:43

    An impressive moustache, EC, but that’s about it.

    The two guys Nigel and Neil Oliver with the blonde (Baron forgets her name) should be enough to get it through the troubling start, they will settle in gradually, hopefully get more fresh blood to try few things, they’ll be OK.

  324. EC @ September 14th, 2021 – 10:42

    You don’t like Singapore then, EC?

    Years ago, well into the last century, Baron bought a fake Rolex watch there, it worked well for years, was given to Baron;s friend (why? Baron forgot) who still has it, says it keeps ticking better than the real thing, go figure.

  325. Milud 22.04
    I wouldn’t hold my breath on that, Baron.
    I suspect that he will shortly be encouraging us to inhale our own gaseous expulsions to save the planet.

  326. Perhaps the product of humanity can be reused in the Great Project to Build Back Better.
    When a competition for the name of the new multi use product is launched I will enter my own already copyrighted creation.
    We shall call it Re- Cyklon B.

  327. And wind, or lack of it, will be affecting us all shortly, as the power supply from France is reduced by half as a result of todays fire.

  328. Noa @ September 15th, 2021 – 15:11

    One can only hope that we get hit by a very cold Winter, Noa, before they shut down every not intermittent energy generation plant i.e. one running on coal or gas. If that’s not the case we will have more deaths from hypothermia than c-19.

    What Baron cannot figure is why the current boost to gas prices everywhere, specially in Europe. There’s been no shortage of supply of the commodity, is it because the buyers are panicking thinking the coming Winer will be very cold or what?

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