Author Archives: Rob Godfrey

Random Thoughts on Fascism

Our phone line has just been fixed after being out of order for eight days. This is not unusual in this part of the world. However, this time it wasn’t farm vehicles accidentally bringing down phone lines in the lanes, … Continue reading

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Rumanian Folk Dances

After watching this garbage from a band I used to respect many decades ago, I thought I’d try to redress the balance. This is from a post I made a few years ago called A bit of Bartok which amongst … Continue reading

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It Gets Darker and Darker

Here we go again: I’ve never seen anything like it, with regard to the recent hit pieces by the Guardian, BBC, CNN et al, against independent journalists, academics, indeed any relatively high profile person who questions the official narrative (Moon … Continue reading

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Le Bon Dieu – Who was Jacques Brel? (reposted)

This used to be one of my most widely viewed music posts, a post I made back in February 2011. In the meantime copyright stuff has changed hands and YouTube has blocked the videos I embedded. This of course mightily … Continue reading

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Public Service Broadcasting – If War Should Come

I’ve been doing a huge amount of gardening work this week and as a result I’m rather cream crackered, to put it mildly. So, before I address the latest political lunacy (which looks like it’s all about to kick off … Continue reading

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Psychopaths and Cockroaches

On Wednesday the American aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, accompanied by seven warships, set sail for the Middle East. This flotilla will reach the eastern Mediterranean in about nine days time. Nine days until the end of the world..? … Continue reading

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The Guinea Pig in the Room

Last week there was another bizarre twist in the Salisbury poisoning affair, in that two guinea pigs belonging to Sergei Skripal died and his cat had to be put down after they were left in his home for weeks without … Continue reading

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On the Cusp

As I type this on a Sunday afternoon in western Europe, President Trump is in the middle of one of his Twitter storms. Here’s one of his Tweets: Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. … Continue reading

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Pricks

I know this is not scientific, yet listening to a lot of UK phone-in shows today I would say that somewhere between 70% and 80% of the callers do not believe the official narrative about the Salisbury poisoning affair, and … Continue reading

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Dave Allen – May Your God Go with You

On this Easter holiday weekend this post is in no way meant to be disrespectful of those with religious beliefs. We are living in completely mad times – possibly end times – and I feel it’s important to try and … Continue reading

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Who’s This Kim Jong Un Geezer?

The Global Times newspaper is a mouthpiece of the Chinese government. It’s just done a quite lengthy report about Kim Jong Un’s visit to China. Here’s some parts of it: Xi said Kim’s current visit to China, which came at … Continue reading

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The Liberation of East Ghouta

On yesterday’s Sunday Wire podcast Patrick Henningsen interviewed Vanessa Beeley for the best part of an hour. Beeley is on the ground in Syria and reports on the last of the western-backed terrorists to be removed from the Damascus suburb … Continue reading

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Could You Fall in Love with Frankenstein?

This week the likes of Paul Craig Roberts and Peter Koenig have been very critical of the Russian response to the latest round of Russophobia coming from the West, in the wake of the totally ridiculous false flag that was … Continue reading

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Gwenno Saunders – Cornish Psych-Pop

I need a break from all the madness that’s going on at the moment. So, Gwenno Saunders was born in Cardiff in 1981. Her father is a noted Cornish poet and her mother is a Welsh activist. As a result … Continue reading

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They’re Gonna Get Us All Killed

“I’ve never seen anything like it” is an oft used term thesedays. The latest jaw-dropper is the Sergei Skripal poisoning case, where Colonel Mustard seems to have done it in the Library with the Lead Pipe. On Monday prime minister … Continue reading

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