On the 5th of November, which was the weekend before the American presidential election, a tractor accidentally brought down the phone lines in our lane. This is the third time this year that we’ve had such an incident. The previous two times were back in July and August, and each time it took seven days before the phone company repaired the line.
The problem is that telephone lines in rural France are slung from quite low poles. Over the decades farm machinery has got bigger and bigger, and as the farmers drive in and out of their fields they do sometimes bring down the telephone line. You put up with it when it happens only occasionally – after all, the farmers are earning a living and it’s not their fault that the lines are so low – but three times in one year is a bit much.
This time round it took nine days before the telephone line was repaired. Thus when I got back online on the 14th of November, Donald Trump was the president elect. This is the first blog post I’ve made since then, despite there being an awful lot to comment about. It’s just that things are now so horrendous that the weight of it all gets a bit much at times.
So, I’m not going to say too much in this post, but I will concentrate on the latest memes being pumped out by the Presstitutes, these being ‘fake news’ on the internet, and in the UK, footballers who were sexually abused. These memes are quite blatant attempts to divert the public’s attention from what came out from Wikileaks during the US presidential race. I talked about this in my previous post on the 3rd of November, shortly before the telephone line went down. At the time even more horrendous stuff was emerging from Wikileaks about people in or connected to the Democrat Party. I didn’t cover this in my previous post because I hadn’t yet looked into it properly. Having now done so, whilst there isn’t definitive proof that heinous acts were carried out, there is very, very strong suspicion of it. I’ll let David Seaman explain, and I’ll reiterate what he says, in that Wikileaks have been publishing for ten years now and not once have they put out false information; and if you don’t think there’s a massive cover-up going on here, try searching on the internet for any of the stuff that Seaman mentions in this video…
Here’s some of the related Wikileaks leaked e-mails:
For weeks now, as the American presidential race nears the finish line, Hillary Clinton has been heavily promoted by the entire mainstream media (with the exception of Fox News). Today, Thursday 3rd November, with less than a week to go before the election, Hillary has all but disappeared from the front pages. So what’s going on..? Historic events, it seems: 7 days ago the FBI Director, James Comey, announced that the bureau was re-opening its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server whilst she was Secretary of State (she was accused of sending classified material via an easily hacked e-mail address). This, after Comey announced back in July that Clinton had been cleared of criminal charges and the case was closed. This is the first time ever that a US presidential candidate has been under criminal investigation, and to re-open the investigation less than two weeks before election day is quite astounding.
All this is against the backdrop of hacked Clinton e-mails which Wikileaks have been releasing since last March. These e-mails plainly show that Hillary Clinton is totally corrupt and shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near the Oval Office. These e-mails also show that the MSM is completely in cohorts with Clinton (this has been confirmed by other sources). Naturally enough the MSM are either playing down or totally ignoring the Wikileaks releases.
The plot thickens, because in the last 24 hours it has emerged, mostly from Fox News, that it seems the FBI are going to lay charges against Hillary Clinton before the election next Tuesday. Once again this is a totally unprecedented situation, but if the FBI know that Clinton is guilty it does make sense, because to charge her after she is elected President would lead to a constitutional crisis, a la Richard Nixon. It seems that these charges won’t just relate to Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server, but also the Clinton Foundation and what the pundits are labeling ‘pay to play'; ie, bribery and corruption.
The Hillary Clinton saga is a real ball of wool, and as such it’s difficult to figure out exactly what’s going on here. I originally thought that the FBI re-opening their investigation was a ploy to deflect attention from the much more damning Wikileaks stuff. However, if the FBI are really going to charge Clinton it seems to indicate that there’s been some kind of a coup within the US power structure. I’m still of the opinion that Donald Trump is a stooge to drive voters into the arms of Hillary, and before election day he’ll either massively shoot himself in the foot or else there’ll be a jaw-dropping revelation about him. Gawd knows how it’s going to pan out in the coming days, and it all really is a case of “you couldn’t make it up”. Hang on to your hats, folks!
The following piece is from Fox News, which is not a source I would normally use, but as I said at the start of this post, Fox are the only outfit who are doing any kind of real reporting on the Hillary Clinton scandal.
Professional wrestling is an act, it’s not real combat, it’s totally contrived, and much the same thing can be said about the 2016 US presidential election. I’ve never seen anything like it in all my years, even by American standards. We’ve got Hillary Clinton, a blood-soaked warmonger and the most corrupt US presidential candidate in history, up against Donald Trump, who says more and more outrageous things and is quite obviously a straw man designed to drive voters into the arms of Hillary. This is how rotten and corrupt the US has become. There is no democracy. It’s all a charade so that the likes of Goldman Sachs can keep pulling the strings from behind the scenes.
The presstitues are all 100% behind Hillary Clinton (with the exception of Fox News, but that’s all part of the illusion, to give the impression that America is a functioning democracy) and indulge in an endless round of Trump bashing, whilst praising Saint Hillary, ‘the first woman to become President’. The charade has been highlighted by Wikileaks and their release of the ‘Hillary Clinton e-mails’, particularly the batch that Wikileaks have put out this month. In saner times such e-mails would have brought the downfall of a presidential candidate, but there’s been barely a mention of it, and when it is mentioned the e-mail hack is blamed on the Russians in an attempt to both undermine the authenticity of the e-mails and to divert attention. That’s the dire state that the West is now in.
So, we’ve got a totally corrupt psycho puppet who’s a shoe-in to be the next President, a puppet who wants to enforce a no-fly zone in Syria. Last month General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, faced the Senate Armed Services Committee and was asked about this… Continue reading →
As I’m typing this there’s an emergency debate taking place in the House of Commons. The subject is ‘the unfolding humanitarian catastrophe in Aleppo and more widely across Syria’. So, here’s the first part of an interview with UK defence secretary Michael Fallon on last Sunday’s Andrew Marr Show…
I don’t know where to start with this one, so let’s get back to the House of Commons: today’s emergency debate has been requested by Andrew Mitchell, the Conservative former international development secretary. Mitchell says the Russians in Aleppo are like the Nazis at Guernica, and he wants a no-fly zone imposed in Syria, as does Hillary Clinton, who’s a shoe-in to be the next President in the utter charade that is ‘democracy’ in America. A no-fly zone will of course mean a direct military conflict with the Russians, which could well be the last war on this planet. This doesn’t seem to phase the likes of Mitchell and Clinton, neither do the US and EU economic sanctions on Syria that are causing huge suffering. The swivel-eyed loons also totally ignore the fact that the US and its allies are in Syria completely against international law, whereas the Russians are there at the request of the elected Syrian government. Likewise, the head chopping loons in Syria are funded and armed by the CIA and MI6 et al; but in this new age of McCarthyism to speak such truths will result in you being labelled a ‘Putinbot’. Dang, those evil Russians! look at what they’ve done in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen! Continue reading →
The amount of propaganda that’s now being pumped out by the mainstream media is easily on a par with what came out of Dr Goebbels’ Public Relations Ministry. The clumsiness of today’s MSM propaganda would be laughable if it didn’t have such serious implications; ie, the Five Eyes countries are now to all intents and purposes police states. This brings me onto clowns, which might not seem to have any connection. Bear with me. Here’s a recent news report from the USA…
This ‘evil clown’ phenomenon is closely tied into social media, which suggests a certain level of co-ordination and state control (all social media is controlled by the security services). It’s also notable that these clown pranks are only happening in the Five Eyes countries, the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Ok, you may say, this is a cultural thing in the anglo world, what with Halloween and all that. Well, the evil clown stuff started two years ago in Italy, when a prankster and film maker called Matteo Moroni set-up a YouTube channel called DM Pranks Productions. Moroni’s videos of evil clowns have attracted a huge number of views, but two years ago there was no one else going around Italy dressed as such. Following on from this, it was also in 2014 that the first evil clown phenomenon started in France. Since then there’s been nothing until this year, and to repeat it’s now only happening in the Five Eyes countries.
So what’s going on here..? Well, there’s a very large number of these evil clown sightings, and quite often the clowns are carrying a knife or gun. In the USA some schools have been put into lock-down because of it (despite this the only arrests the police have made is of kids copycatting evil clowns). The evil clown has long been a staple of the horror film genre, and ‘coulrophobia’ is a medical term for a fear of clowns. Is there some kind of psy op going on? Maybe ‘they’ realise that the public are starting to see the ‘Muslim bogeyman’ for the total sham it is? (and the Russian bogeyman) Are ‘they’ trying to scare us again? Do they think that the public are so stupid that they’ll be as equally terrified of evil clowns as they are of terrorists? Are we rats in a laboratory cage? Are these clown sightings even real? The news piece that I opened this post with does seem to have an air of fakery about it.
Here’s Matteo Moroni’s original evil clown video (warning: it shows simulations of extreme violence)…
Last Monday we had the first of the presidential election debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, which is all part of the alternate reality that is ‘democracy’ in the US of A. Here’s a snatch of the coverage on the MSNBC Morning Joe programme…
The sound is a bit out of sync in the above clip, but that seems appropriate. Morning Joe is one of the most watched ‘current affairs’ programmes in America (second only to Fox & Friends). Note the design of the studio, with prominent American flags in the background, as the show is presented by Joe Scarborough, groomed to look like an all-American hero, and Mika Brzezinski, who looks like a 1980s porn star. Note the tweedledum and tweedledee ‘political analysts’. Note how indubitable they all are to the completely banal utterings of Killary and The Donald.
I’m not picking on Morning Joe, because the same can be said of every other similar show on the mainstream media. It’s all a part of the biggest propaganda machine in history, designed to give credence to the utter charade that is American ‘democracy’. The likes of Joe and Mika take a lot of bucks to lie to and deceive the public. These sort of people are presstitutes who can now quite legally ply their trade, both at the government level and the corporate level. What Killary and The Donald and Morning Joe & Co pontificate about is what I shall call ‘nothingness’. In the real world, the sane world, the honest world they would be talking about stuff like this…
Although I don’t disguise the fact that I’m on the left of politics, I do try to give some balance on this blog. However, following Jeremy Corbyn’s re-election as leader of the Labour Party on Saturday, with an even bigger mandate than when he was elected one year ago, the propaganda blitz against him has become hysterical. For instance, I was listening to James O’Brian on LBC radio this morning and there was 2 full hours of Corbyn bashing. Over and over and over: it’s so fecking tedious, and so obviously propaganda from a terrified Establishment that it just drives more people into the Corbyn camp.
Let me address some things: firstly, Corbyn is the bookie’s favourite to become the next prime minister (and I think the next general election will come well before 2020); secondly, the presstitutes keep repeating the same old mantra, that Labour always borrows more than the Conservatives and that’s why the electorate can’t trust them with the economy. This mantra is a complete lie. Thirdly, and along the same lines, under the 6 year tenure of Conservative chancellor George Osborne the UK national debt has doubled, and now stands at a staggering £1.6 trillion. Lastly, the government’s total liabilities, better understood as debts waiting to happen, are even larger than its mammoth public debt and now stand at £1.85 trillion. This liabilities debt has been accrued over the last 30 years by both Conservative and Labour governments, and is due almost entirely to neo-con policies. The last real socialist Labour government was in the 1970s, under Harold Wilson (who resigned in 1976 due to ill health. Queen Elizabeth II came to dine at 10 Downing Street to mark his resignation, an honour she has bestowed on only one other Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill).
In 1920, Joseph Goebbels was just 23 years old and hadn’t yet become part of the Nazi nightmare. In a letter to Anka Stalherm, one of a long list of lovers, he wrote the following:
It is rotten and dismal that a world of so many hundred million people should be ruled by a single caste that has the power to lead millions to life or to death, indeed on a whim…This caste has spun its web over the entire earth; capitalism recognizes no national boundaries…Capitalism has learned nothing from recent events and wants to learn nothing, because it places its own interests ahead of those of the other millions. Can one blame those millions for standing up for their own interests, and only for those interests? Can one blame them for striving to forge an international community whose purpose is the struggle against corrupt capitalism? Can one condemn a large segment of the educated Stürmer youth for protesting against the greatest ability? Is it not an abomination that people with the most brilliant intellectual gifts should sink into poverty and disintegrate, while others dissipate, squander, and waste the money that could help them? … You say the old propertied class also worked hard for what it has. Granted, that may be true in many cases. But do you also know about the conditions under which workers were living during the period when capitalism “earned” its fortune?
It all kicked off back in the 1980s with the Iron Lady and the Gipper, and over the last three decades or so it has grown progressively worse. It’s an ideology called neo-conservatism. What’s neo-conservatism..? Basically it’s an ideology that favours free-trade, privatisation and deregulatory economic policies; and in the American sense it means ‘exceptionalism’ and a need to expand American power overseas. The ideologues who follow neo-conservatism come from both what’s traditionally known as the left and right of politics, which is why I’m trying not to confuse things by bringing in the term ‘neo-liberalism’ (for instance, Tony Blair is a strong neo-con, whereas David Cameron describes himself as a neo-liberal). For the record, these terms get interpreted differently over time, and in our present age I see no difference between neo-conservatism and neo-liberalism, which generally refers to people on the ‘left'; I just call them all neo-cons. The two different terms are used in a multitude of ways to deliberately confuse people about the nature of the beast, which is the rulers and the ruled.
Ever since the dawn of time the world has been ruled by a small group of people, people whose power came from the ownership of land, resources and the plebs. These people, who often called themselves aristos and royalty, were basically a bunch of hoodlums who, whenever the opportunity arose, stole the assets of other hoodlums. Any plebs who objected to all of this were either imprisoned or exterminated (Jesus Christ being a good example); and so it went on over the millennia.
Things began to change during the 18th century with the French Revolution, et al, but there was still much inequality and poverty (for instance, women didn’t get the vote in France until 1944). Real change didn’t start till the late 19th century and early 20th century with the rise of social movements, which started mostly in Germany, which is the cradle of the modern welfare state. The plebs wanted a better deal, and instead what they got were two world wars that killed more than 100 million people. Thus in Britain, amidst the smoking ruins of WW2, we got what became known as the ‘post-war consensus’. It started with the 1945 General Election, which resulted in an unexpected landslide victory for Clement Attlee’s Labour Party, over the war hero Winston Churchill’s Conservatives, giving Labour its first majority government. This election result terrified the Establishment, who looked back at what had happened in Russia with the revolution. The plebs were allowed to have their welfare state, which included a National Health Service, massive slum clearance to make way for social housing, nationalisation of industry and public utilities and full employment. There were similar welfare reforms in the other western countries, with the exception of America, which had made a killing from WW2, and where the immediate post-war period was a boom time for most people. I would contend that this post-war boom in America is what has led to neo-conservatism.
So for three decades after WW2 the plebs were pampered, for a change. In the immediate aftermath of the war things were tough in countries that had been ravaged by the fighting, but soon these countries were booming as well.
All ticketyboo..? Nope, remember that the world has always been run by hoodlums and psychopaths. World War Two gave birth to the modern-day military industrial complex in America, and the post war period saw the rise of massive corporations. Soon, big money was influencing politics, and in Britain a green grocer’s daughter was installed as prime minister, and in America a B-movie actor was installed as president. The Iron Lady and the Gipper had one main thing in common: they were both neo-conservatives.
What happened next, amongst other things, was the demolition of the unions, the decimation of manufacturing industry, which saw entire communities thrown on the slag heap as their jobs were moved overseas to areas of cheap labour, and total de-regulation of the banking industry, which led to a cycle of boom and bust. The collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s only exacerbated things, because it left America as the only super power in the world. The neo-cons thought that this came about because of their ideology, and it made them feel all ‘exceptional’.
Then two things happened. The first was 9/11, which allowed the neo-cons completely off their leash (I’m losing count of the number of countries they’ve now destroyed) and showed them in their true colours. The second was the total economic collapse of 2008, which showed just how badly flawed neo-conservatism is. But by this time things had gone too far, because the obvious conclusion of neo-conservatism is fascism. Benito Mussolini once said: “The definition of fascism is the marriage of corporation and state”, and that’s where we are now, with a huge, bloated military industrial complex, a revolving door between politics and corporations, civil liberties torn to shreds and the mass surveillance state that at the flick of a switch can be turned into the full-blown police state; and to keep the plebs in blissful unawareness we have the biggest propaganda machine in history, so that the plebs don’t wake up to the fact that they are now back to square one.
As Tony Benn once said, every single generation has to fight the same battles over and over again. I fear that present generations are so zombified by tv and their smart phones, zombified by the propaganda, that they don’t even know that there’s a battle that has to be won. The neo-cons are ideologues, complete nutcases just like the Nazis were, and the neo-cons quite literally worship Thatcher and Reagan.
I’m putting out some quick thoughts here, and I’ve tried to keep them concise (because I haven’t had much sleep these last few days). For more indepth stuff, Graham Vanbergen has published an excellent article today about the encroaching police state, some of which runs…
Voting in the UK Labour Party leadership race ends this coming Wednesday. The result will be announced on Saturday. The bookies have Jeremy Corbyn as a run-away odds-on favourite to win the contest, likewise with the opinion polls. However, with the unprecedented hate campaign against Jeremy Corbyn, and the shenanigans that are being used to topple him, I wouldn’t put it past the Blairites to rig the vote. They’ve already been doing this quite openly, by expelling a large number of Corbyn supporters from the Labour Party for the most spurious of reasons. Whatever the result of the leadership contest, a seismic shift is taking place in British politics, and the Establishment are shitting themselves.
This was very apparent on last Thursday’s Question Time programme, which did a demolition job on John McDonnell, who’s the shadow chancellor and a close friend of Jeremy Corbyn. I’ve never seen anything like it, on what is supposed to be one of the BBC’s flagship programmes…
Built in the 1990s at a cost of $4.5 billion, the USS Reagan aircraft carrier is one of the largest warships in the world. In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011, the USS Ronald Reagan and its carrier taskforce of 12 warships took part in a humanitarian relief effort called Operation ‘Tomadachi’ (‘Friendship’). By funny coincidence the USS Reagan taskforce found itself right off the coast of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, shortly after the reactors and fuel pools were blowing up and melting down. The sailors on these US warships (some 12,000 in total) received huge doses of radiation, and many of them are now sick and dying. By law, the sailors can’t sue the US Navy (if you join the military you are not allowed to sue the military), and the US Navy completely denies that radiation has anything to do with the sailors’ illnesses, and refuses to offer them any help whatsoever, and so the lawsuit is being filed against the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which operates the Fukushima plant.
The latest court hearing took place earlier this month in San Diego (the home port of the USS Reagan). The lawsuit has been going on for the best part of three years now, and it still hasn’t got to the stage where facts are being presented and argued in court. They are still arguing about the legal technicalities of the case. Meanwhile, seven of the 1000 or so sailors bringing the lawsuit have died. There’s a complete media blackout about all things USS Reagan and radiation. However, Libby HaLevy was at this latest court hearing, and she’s done an excellent coverage of it in her Nuclear Hotseat podcast. The following are excerpts from the podcast…
The complete Nuclear Hotseat #272 can be found here.
If you listened to the above excerpts you might find this next video absolutely heartbreaking. It was shot at the time, March 2011, onboard the USS Reagan. All doors leading to the flight deck were sealed, except for the one shown in this clip, where they were testing the sailors for radiation exposure as they came down from the deck (you can hear the warning beeps from the geiger counters they were using)…
This post has concentrated on the human cost of the USS Reagan tragedy. For the eye-watering cost in tax payer’s dollars see my earlier post.