August 6, 2017

Great disaster looms as technology comes after white-collar workers

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Looking out to sea at the huge winter waves crashing upon the Cape Town shore, it’s hard to imagine what the first local tribesman thought when he saw, in the distance, Vasco De Gama’s tiny Portuguese ship sail round the Cape of Good Hope, heading out towards the Indian Ocean in search of profit.

 

You wonder what went through the local’s mind? Could he have imagined the calamity that was soon to befall his people and most of the peoples of Africa?

 

Once the Portuguese had opened up the passage to India via the Atlantic, the old Silk Roads, the commercial superhighways of the medieval ages from China to Istanbul, were gradually downgraded in global commerce. Economically, the Earth shifted on its axis from Asia to the Atlantic. This was the great disruption.

 

It took a while, but the commercial earthquake triggered by the Portuguese heading around Africa in 1497 and sailing triumphantly into the port of Calcutta in India is impossible to understate. So much changed, from slavery to mass manufacturing, from the conversion of England’s peasants to proletarian workers and, more traumatically, the mass expropriation of native lands, stemmed from the commercial imperative to trade as much stuff as possible in as many countries as possible.

 

It was the beginning of European domination of the world.

 

In 1497, India was the richest, most commercially sophisticated economy in the world. As Sven Beckert explains in ‘Empire of Cotton’ (well worth a summer read), India’s main produce was cotton and it was one of the most sought after manufacturing products in the world. Cotton was fine, soft, fashionable and durable unlike the smelly, heavy wool that Europeans were used to wearing.

 

Cotton came from India and before the Portuguese opened the Atlantic route, various middlemen held European consumers in ransom. At every stage margin was added, starting with getting the cotton across the Indian Ocean, then the camel transporters in the Arabian desert took a margin, then the Ottoman merchants charged to get the material across the Mediterranean to Italy and then naturally, the Italians took their cut.

 

These guys were yesterday’s middlemen.

 

The fees that cotton generated for these middlemen kept generations of Ottoman, Arab and Indian merchants in clover for centuries. The fees were paid in the high price of cotton forked out by the final consumer in Europe. Then overnight the Portuguese transported cotton directly from India around the Cape, cutting out the various Silk Road middlemen.

 

The price of cotton from India started to fall. The Portuguese made fortunes, even calling this place the Cape of Good Hope because of the riches Indian trade promised. Profits always attract and these fortunes attracted the next two waves of European occupiers to this part of the world. The Dutch arrived soon after the Portuguese and settled here, some becoming the Afrikaaner Tribe. The Afrikanners stayed to farm, but most Dutch adventurers were traders, using Cape Town as an essential port on the long journey from Amsterdam to India and further afield to Indonesia.

 

Of course Cape Town flourished later under the British, whose demand for Indian cotton to feed the mills in Manchester was so insatiable that they rolled out much of their subsequent Empire to guarantee cotton supplies.

 

All these massive shifts in economics had one thing in common: they were driven to cut out the middleman.

 

Cutting out the middleman is, and has always been, one of the major drivers of economic innovation. Whatever the product, profit margins tend to be driven by forcing down costs, making production more efficient and, if possible, maintaining your selling price. This is what capitalism and trade are all about.

 

The relentless pursuit of profit always identifies the middleman and tries to force him out or lower his take. For the producer, the quickest way from production to sale is the most profitable route. The fewer mouths to feed, the higher the margin — this means eliminating the middleman.

 

In the old days the technology that eliminated the Asian, Arab and Ottoman middleman was Portuguese, Dutch and later British naval prowess. Every generation has their technology. Today that technology is the Internet.

 

The only problem is that today we risk cannibalising ourselves.

 

As was pointed out in this column last week, we are all “middlemen” and if today’s technology is about eliminating the middleman, very soon we end up eliminating ourselves. In a mature service economy with easy credit and rampant consumerism, the middleman is what is normally called the white-collar economy. So everyone who doesn’t actually make something is threatened by new technology that cuts out the middleman.

 

In a time of the smartphone and companies like Netflix, Airbnb, Amazon and Uber, these might not so much be regarded as fantastic innovations, but could be seen as the enemy for many who could lose their jobs.

 

Consider London’s famous black taxis. In the old days the London cabbie had to learn “The Knowledge”.

 

This meant that the cabbie had to train for two years to memorise every nook and cranny of London, every backstreet in every area of that vast city. This effort demanded cabbies renting scooters to head out for months on end, committing the city’s streets to memory. Once he had the knowledge in his head, the cabbie did a rigorous exam and got his taxi license. He also had to buy a special black cab, an expensive vehicle, for which London is famous.

 

The knowledge was his pricing power; his cab was his unique asset. Because he had the knowledge, he could demand a fare. This was his value added and his price was his margin.

 

Now consider what has happened with the arrival of Uber. The new Uber driver doesn’t need the knowledge. He has Google maps. He doesn’t need the expensive black cab either. He has a second-hand Toyota. The value of the knowledge is eliminated and the asset is depreciated. In no time the cabbies’ livelihood dwindles.

 

Uber is doing to the cabbie what the Portuguese did to other middlemen: eliminating them.

 

Just wait until technology does this to lawyers, accountants, architects and doctors. Whether they like it or not, the skill set of many of these professionals can be replicated accurately by machines. All the above are functional positions and with the exceptions of possibly doctors, few would lose sleep at their passing.

 

The point is every era, every century, every generation has its massive technological disruption. In the 1980s and 1990s when technology, outsourcing and the relentless drive for profits destroyed working-class manufacturing, the middle classes called it “economic reform”. Now when technology comes after those with white collars and pristine fingernails, what will they call it?

 

The local tribes in South Africa called it ‘Maafa’ from the Swahili word meaning “the great tragedy”.


  1. terryhewett

    Got news for you Dave: the Swahili come from Kenya and asscociated envoirons. The local tribes of the Cape were the San/Strandloper and Khoikhoi with a few Xhosa, Sotho and Ndebele/Nguni and other odds and ends. I lived and worked in the Cape for 24 years and spoke both Afrikaans and Xhosa and I have never heard of the word “Maafa” and I thought I knew the lot. Maybe I missed something.

    • yadayada

      Wasn’t great, was it? How do you spell Afrikaner? Even spell checker knows that one.

      • terryhewett

        Can be spelt Afrikaner, Afrikaaner and Afrikander: the last two are somewhat archaic but you pays yr money.

        • terryhewett

          Having said that: when they got around to rationalising the spelling. Arikaner is now accepted as the genera. Afrikaans is the language and Arikander is a cow! But I have read historical texts that have used all three!

  2. woodsey

    ‘S called, ‘progress’, David. Thought you’? know that one?!

  3. woodsey

    sb:’you’d'!

  4. michaelcoughlan

    test

    • michaelcoughlan

      Hi All I knew I said I wouldn’t post again but I just want to clarify what middlemen means;

      Take The Portuguese.; They are the middle men and they replaced the middle men all along the silk road with their superior technology in sailing ships replacing camel backs. This lowerd the price of the raw materials delivered to the manufacturing bases in Europe. Since the end product could then be delivered to the consumer cheaper once goods were manufactured more people could buy them allowing for an increase in demand. Just like for example Tesla cars or mobile phones or laptops. As the technology gets cheaper more people buy. There will be no disaster there will be an age of prosperity like the world has never before experienced so long as the accountants in charge allow for an adequate distribution of wealth.

      Take ryanair; its innovation was the total destruction of labour. This allowed Michael O’Leary to make himself a billionaire in his own lifetime just like a landlord of old. If Michael wanted to (Henry ford like) he could pay his workers handsomely once he got his systems in place but he wont.

      Take uber, uber is the middle man in between the customer and the taxi driver. If they go like David says they will be like O’Leary and havoc will ensue. Disaster or prosperity is a CHOICE NOT AN INEVITABILITY.

      If the world lets the likes of Michael O’Leary loose this is what’s in store for the world David angry men everywhere.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMYNfQlf1H8

      Michael.

      • michaelcoughlan

        I am gone like truthist now having a conversation with myself oh deary me.

        “In the 1980s and 1990s when technology, outsourcing and the relentless drive for profits destroyed working-class manufacturing, the middle classes called it “economic reform”. Now when technology comes after those with white collars and pristine fingernails, what will they call it?”

        First of all working class manufacturing wasn’t destroyed it was shifted from europe “WITH THE EXCEPTION OF GERMANY” to boler operations in China.

        Next. When the technology comes after white collars they will call it Bexit or Donald trump and then do what they always do blame the unfortunates further down the line for allowing it to happen and causing it to happen when they themselves are the ones responsible for unleashing the nationalist fever pursuing the brain washed ideas they got in Universities talking about service orientated economies etc. as if the graphs didn’t mean the blood sweat and tears of so many of their fellow countrymen.

        Michael.

  5. I think the message here, that machines are a threat to people, is overblown. Tech and Humans can combine to create, produce, and transcend.

    • michaelcoughlan

      Agree 100%.

    • Grzegorz Kolodziej

      Whether it is overblown, depends on the economic environment where these changes take place. When new technologies – eliminating the middle man, such as weavers – were introduced in the Victorian era and in the US, this was done within the framework of

      a) Relentless competition (i.e. the decrease in steel prices in the late 19th century the US was far (many times) exceeding the decrease in wages – because a normal economy is when wages decrease, but the prices of everything else decrease a lot faster than wages – due to competition and technological progress

      b) Unprecedented demographic growth (requiring new services)

      c) Colonial expansion

      d) Sound money system

      But

      Nowadays, automatisation is done within a framework of

      a) Monopolies and oligopolies

      b) Demographic collapse

      c) Implosion (rather than the West gaining new markets elsewhere, the Elsewhere is gaining new markets in the West) + Muslim invasion: bear in mind, the recent (2-3 years) arrivals into the West are not here to produce, but to consume; they are not bringing any new skills, but destroying the existing ones.

      d) Stillborn money system – where the governments do not need a large tax base because they can print it for free – and even some corporations who produce real goods make more money from the stock exchange and bailouts than from their actual production.

      _____________________________________________________________

      Speaking of monopolies, going through the archives I was able to locate the source of the original evil with the Dublin Bus (namely how can one of the richest cities in the world have public transport that is the most expensive – you pay a little over 360 euro in Vienna for the annual ticket that you pay nearly 2,000 euro in Ireland), the most obsolete (the only capital in Europe of over 1 million ppl with no metro; 2 tram lines instead of 40) and the least reliable (even on days when the roads are empty).

      The Dublin Bus’ original sin:
      I am now holding in my hand the issue of “The Irish Independent”, dated Wednesday, July 7, 1937, and there – beside the add of Thos. Cook & Son, Ltd., 118 Grafton Street Dublin, advertising a passage to New Zealand and Australia via the Panama Canal, and an offer that one cannot refuse:
      “Will the Man who obtained Loan of Trailer from 214 Parnell Street, Dublin, on 19th June please return in forthwith, before name and number of car (the papers were so thin those days and yet the editors were unable to spot such grammar mistakes – I think it should be “of the car”, and “to the Police” – G.K.) are supplied to Police. Box 652)” – probably as the first man in modern Ireland, I found how all that shite with the Dublin Bus started: in an article titled “Critics of Dublin’s Transport System”, I’m reading as follows:

      “Dublin Trades Union Council, at a meeting last night, adopted a resolution drawing attention to “the unsatisfactory condition of the transport services in Dublin”, and calling for a municipally-owned service.

      “It would be part of a rally to celebrate the return of Dublin’s three Labour T.D.’s-Messrs. Heron, Larkin and Lawlor.
      Mr. A. Heron, T.D., said that fixed stopping places would overcome some of the defects in running time arrangements. (da fuck it did – G.K.).

      “a Private Bill would be necessary before the City Council could set up a service. A Bill would be costly (to say that Dublin Bus municipal service is costly is like saying that a Formula 1 car is rather quick off the mark – G.K.).

      “Mr. Mark Daly, Secretary, Building Trades Group, reporting on the negotiations, said that the strike had been three months in progress. (Ecclesiastes 1:9, New International Version (NIV)
      9 What has been will be again,
      what has been done will be done again;
      there is nothing new under the sun. – G.K.)

      “Mr. J. Larkin, T.D., said that he never saw a body of men who were standing so solidly together as the building employees.”

      When I think of Dublin Bus’ willy-nilly customers – paying 5 times of what the Viennese pay and yet having to wait in a lashing rain and Arctic winds for, in some locations, up to one hour for the Dublin Bus to stop – it is customary that they send 3 buses from Dublin, then stop on Stillorgan Road and move all passengers from 3 buses to one, while the 2 others put up the “Out of Service” sign, (Cabintelly between 7pm-8pm); so when I think of the brave passengers and the Dublin Bus management, I am reminded of what Mr Winston Churchill famously said about the Poles: “The bravest of the brave, too often led by the vilest of the vile!”

      Ceterum autem censeo Dublinium Busem esse delendam

      • Grzegorz Kolodziej

        Cabintelly = Cabinteely

      • michaelcoughlan

        “because a normal economy is when wages decrease, but the prices of everything else decrease a lot faster than wages”

        I beg to differ. Wages rise over time as in 30 years ago wages were a lot smaller than now. However the purchasing power of the notes has decreased over the last 40 years forcing two adults in the family to work because the portion of the wealth going to the bread winner has decreased. As the price of things decrease more people buy them. The end consumer has more choice as more goods and services become available.

        Michael.

        • Grzegorz Kolodziej

          As you’ve noticed yourself, the purchasing power of the notes has decreased while wages have gone up – which means that the prices have
          i n c r e a s e d while the real wages have
          d e c r e s e d.
          But
          I was talking about a different situation – where prices decrease but the real wages decrease f a s t e r, so the PP increases (which was the situation for at least 50 years of the late 19th century up to WWI: i.e. prices of train tickets went down enormously in the US – and look at train/bus prices in Ireland).

          A very important factor as to why this was possible then and it’s not possible now (apart from others I named) was
          d) Sound money system

          as opposed to

          d) Stillborn money system – where the governments do not need a large tax base because they can print it for free – and even some corporations who produce real goods make more money from the stock exchange and bailouts than from their actual production.
          _______

          In other words: the facts you gave only lend support to my thesis.

          In the post-WWII UK in particular, this was due to Butskellism (part of which was the agreement with trade unions that the wages will never go down – but the downside of it was that prices will never go down either; the result was that Britain’s GDP was plummeting down, until it was started to be called “the sick man of Europe” in the 1970s (which btw was shown very well in the movie “Brexit”) – a title which was passed over to Ireland in the 1980s, when Britain reformed and it Thatcher’s 3rd term and was the second fastest growing economy in OECD to Japan – however, this was at the cost of replacing the economy based on manufacturing – the big British manufacturers didn’t want to reform anyway – by the economy based on services).

          “As the price of things decrease more people buy them. The end consumer has more choice as more goods and services become ” – yes. Sadly, we see that only in the price of electronics or that Asian stuff like brushes and mops I buy in my 2 euro local shop – not that I wouldn’t buy any Irish stuff even if it was a bit more expensive, but because there is no Irish stuff to buy (you see the same thing in foreign-owned – that is all – supermarkets in Poland).
          We don’t see that in beef, flats, waste collection, TV license, car insurance or the price of petrol – and we certainly do not see that in Dublin Bus.

          It’s called biflation – and would Mr McWillams’ kindly acknowledge its existence and adjust his real inflation figures to 8-9%?

          “the last 40 years forcing two adults in the family to work because the portion of the wealth going to the bread winner has decreased.” – there is one more thing: in many cases, 40 years ago a woman didn’t even h a v e to work to maintain a bigger family.

          https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/generation-emigration/we-left-ireland-because-we-couldn-t-afford-the-rent-1.2621245

          https://www.thesun.ie/news/1086941/lecherous-landlords-offering-free-rooms-for-sex-as-dublin-rental-crisis-sees-prices-top-eye-watering-e1690-per-month/

          • You have it correct Grzegorz.
            A “proper economy” produces innovation and efficiencies that cause a gentle deflation. The net result is a steadily increasing standard of living.

            It has been replaced by a perpetually inflationary system that works in reverse.

            The implementation of the central banking system and the granting of a licence to produce money, and a monopoly to do so, at the same time, have resulted in a managed money system that is artificially controlled.

            Interest rates are set. The amount of money in circulation is attempted to be controlled.

            And finally there is a charge to the money system that never used to exist at all. As all the money produced by the banking system is issued as a credit note, an IOU, the whole economy is subject to an interest charge that sucks the lifeblood, just like a leech, out of the economy. The interest is in effect a tithe on the production of every single person in the world whose money system is operated by a central bank. As more and more people have to take a loan in order that the interest can continue to be paid by the previous borrowers it is proof that our money systems are pure Ponzi schemes. This is the largest fraud ever perpetuated upon mankind. It is of such scale and magnitude that not one person in a million understands it. To most it is incomprehensible.

            Hard money advocates understand and so do some of the Cryptoids too.

            Our money system is what binds us to the chains of perpetual serfdom, but freedom can be seen by some, coming over the horizon.

        • Mike 82

          As usual mike you are wrong,the reason why the price of everything has near doubled i.e property is that the elite have factored in that there is now two incomes coming in,as opposed to one i.e the traditional male bred winner,women by encouraging equality of the workforce,have inadvertenly made everyones life including single people far harder.Think of that the next time you see an average 3 bed semi in the rat race of a kip that is dublin for 300.000

          • michaelcoughlan

            Hi,

            You haven’t pointed out the error you feel I made. Instead started with an ad hominen response “as usual I am wrong” I am not always right nor wrong, Then projected your own elitist controlling idea as an explanation for doubling in price which wasn’t the topic we were discussing.

            If you feel I made an error point it out and remain on topic.

            Property prices are skyrocketing because supply has dropped off a cliff for a whole multitude of reasons not least if which is govt. policy.

        • Mike 82

          “I beg to differ. Wages rise over time as in 30 years ago wages were a lot smaller than now. However the purchasing power of the notes has decreased over the last 40 years forcing two adults in the family to work because the portion of the wealth going to the bread winner has decreased. As the price of things decrease more people buy them. The end consumer has more choice as more goods and services become available”.
          Michael.

          As usual mike you are wrong,the reason why the price of everything has near doubled i.e property is that the elite have factored in that there is now two incomes coming in,as opposed to one,i.e the traditional male bread winner,women by encouraging equality of the workforce,have inadvertenly made everyones life including single people far harder.Think of that the next time you see an average 3 bed semi in the rat race of a kip that is dublin for 300.000.People on here have a tendancy to comment on the obvious once it has already happened,great at predicting the past,i like david but why wont he warn new home buyersthe obvious damage that is coming down the line within the next 7 years,we are gonna have a really bad crash but i suppose like most analysts they will comment on it 6 years from now.

    • Deco

      The message is that the rich are not responsible for the rigging of the labour market in such a manner as to keep down wages.

      Blame Technology.

      Blame China.

      Blame somebody else. Anybody else.

      • michaelcoughlan

        so simple so hard hitting.

      • Grzegorz Kolodziej

        The rich are the most responsible for the rigging of the labour market because the rich benefit the most from the inflationary cycle I described – after all, 100 years ago, in Dublin, the cost of rent was only a fraction of the minimum wage of what it is now – and the solution for it is not to bring up the minimum wage to 70,000 per annum to make it more like it was in 1913, but to bring the cost of living down by 2/3 – that, of course, means the property market crash: but the crash will come this way or the other.

        The rich also benefit from new technologies the most.
        For the poor, the property boom is a liability (either as rent or as the mortgage) and their main expense.
        For the poor, the property boom is manna from heaven and their main income (either by letting or by speculation).
        _____________________________________________________
        Both rich and poor benefit from cheaper technologies – only, the exploited tenant benefits it via his mobile phone, and his or her tax-cheating landlord (most landlords are not registered with PRTB because they don’t want to declare their incomes) benefits from the technology by fancy cars and those 3 times a year holidays abroad – as the technology allows him.

        • Grzegorz Kolodziej

          For the poor, the property boom is manna from heaven and their main income (either by letting or by speculation). = For the rich, the property boom is manna from heaven and their main income (either by letting or by speculation).

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            Although, again, I don’t want to create an impression that we have a simple division in Ireland: rich landlords v poor tenants – it’s more complicated than that.
            However, the pattern I described is valid – although what we should really be talking about is not some landlords (not all! – young landlords usually have mortgages to pay, in case we forget) who benefit from property hyperinflation – these are only the bottom of the trickle down inflationary pyramid – but about people with direct access to free money from banks, with a guarantee that they’ll be bailed out by the taxpayer.

            These benefit from “cheap everything but rents” the most.

  6. Mike Lucey

    Dunno about this.

    ‘Just wait until technology does this to lawyers, accountants, architects and doctors. Whether they like it or not, the skill set of many of these professionals can be replicated accurately by machines. All the above are functional positions and with the exceptions of possibly doctors, few would lose sleep at their passing.’

    The ‘machine’ is only as good as the inventor behind it. Rubbish in rubbish out. It will take a long time, if ever before machines will be other than robots. The professionals that bring creativity to the job will survive and prosper. ‘Creative’ (cough, cough) accountants and lawyers for example! Creative architects can turn their hand to the design a broad range of products and do. Doctors could be in trouble if they move away from the personal touch as Doctor Google is being consulted more and more. Frankly, I think economists should be worried unless they are creative and used their creativity.

    David’s article conjured up a picture of Europeans lumbering about in big wooly shirts came to mind. However today this makes sense with the creativity being brought to shirt manufacture by the likes of Wool and Prince https://woolandprince.com

    • Deco

      https://www.eh-resources.org/little-ice-age/

      I presume that for many in Europe, that wool was the preferred clothing material.

      The rich may have required cotton. But the majority of the populace where more concerned about cold. And there was not a lot of wool around. People washed clothes infequently, as it reduced the warmth of the material.

      • I have discovered that good quality wool clothing is superior in a hot summer too. A light wool t-shirt with sleeves worn on a cycle is cooler and more comfortable to the skin. NZ markets a fine woven shirt of Merino wool as an “Icebreaker” . It wicks moisture and keeps one cool. It is odor free but subject to UV degradation. In addition I now wear solid wollen socks winter and summer. At the local market place is a farm that uses local wool that is sent to a cottage industry production of hard wearing socks. The cheap versions of blended fabrics do not last and are smelly. In all regards I find wool superior to cotton unless I want to wear a fine white shirt. It looks good but is harder on the skin. Today’s fashion do not or seldom require a fine white shirt to be worn.

        It is time to slip on the woolen socks and shirt and go pick some free blackberries!!

  7. joe sod

    great article, i actually commented on this article in the independent. My point was what about the effects of machines and automation on the emerging world. Does automation tip the balance of economic power back towards the west and Japan and away from the huge emerging economies of China and asia. Afterall the Chinese economic model is based on the large availability of cheap labour and providing all these people with jobs to lift them out of poverty to middle class. Because of this huge cheap labour source China and India never had to think much about automation. Does automation and the “rise of the machines” not pull the rug out from under the emerging world just as they about to get on their feet. Japan is the world leader in automation and the West is much further along this road also.
    There was a great documentary on automatons on bbc4 last week. Basically they were beautifully constructed clockwork machines that could mimick intricate human movements and they were produced exclusively in europe most notably switzerland and holland in the eighteenth century. The funny thing is I had never heard about them before which is strange seeing how crucial they were during the industrial revolution and european dominance then. The skills and technology required to produce these automatons were behind the development of the spinning jenny and other crucial industrial revolution machines. The spinning jenny turned the cotton industry upside down and resulted in british machine spun cotton out competing the indian homespun cotton. Therefore is this not a precedent for what is happening today with automation. The machines of the eighteenth century were certainly disruptive to western societies and that is what this article is talking about with regard to white collar workers and automation today. However is the biggest disruption not to the emeerging world which had been benefiting from outsourcing. Does the power balance shift to the producers of this technology and put Japan in a very strong place especially in Asia.

  8. Deco

    It all sounds eloquent, picturesque, floating and guilt-ridden.

    Thanks to the Portuguese, the African tribes actually got the option of buying cotton. No mention of that at all.

    Thanks to the Dutch they also got the option of buying wool. No mention of that either.

    Except the insinuation that trade with the Dutch and Portuguese brought tragedy to the African Tribes.

    All of which was rather mild, compared to the current drive by China, the USA and La Repubilique Francaise to control the supply of essential commodities from Africa. At least, Vasco Da Gama operated on the basis of consent and negotiation of goods. Zimbabwe is not a consent driven authority system, but the PRC will do business with the regime.

    Like in our own country, when positioned with membership of an imperial racket, the real tragedy consisted of the locals only too keen to garrison everybody else for the sake of the imperial power centre. And they sell it to us as if this is the civilization factor. Actually, they are the anti-civilization.

    Those were the real rogues. They always get a free pass.

    • michaelcoughlan

      Pure poetry. So eloquent.

    • yadayada

      Don’t forget the Portuguese brought maize. Result – a population boom.
      A new world crop leads to a boost due to its reliability as a producer of a multiple of calories per square metre of the old staple. Sound familiar?

  9. Deco

    Uber is prevented from a trial in Limerick, and will presumably be prevented elsewhere.

    The problem is NOT uber. The problem is that the institutional state needs it’s cut. There are bailout programs to manage, failed politicians to cushion land, and failures to cover up. And quangos to run. more quangos than ever before. Even failed politicians are being recycled into them.

    I do not have a problem with uber. It seems that despite all the regulations, that the geniuses in local government in Dublin gave an enormous proportion of the taxi licences to ex-criminals, current criminals and assorted law breakers.

    In return for this shambles, taxis are expensive. Watch for the argument against uber, on the basis that “regulation” is required to prevent bad outcomes.

    If they can run regulation properly, then fine. But let us be honest here. They cannot regulate anything properly.

    • michaelcoughlan

      So true again Deco. 10 years ago prior to the crash we had a small family hackney business. The taxi de regulator deregulated numbers and not price. So the taxi de regulator with not capital input dictated the price that could be charged. This meant if I turned up with new merc and you turned up with a heap of battered scrap we were both forced to charge the same price.

      Furthermore the fuckers in charge forced the cost of the taxi de regulator onto the taxi operators by charging fees to cover their costs basically policy being handed down to taxi and hackney operators by people in safe state jobs.

      If they were serious about regulation they would have regulated the total number of licenses available to suit demand allowing for a better chance for the taxi operators to make ends meet. The same thing happened as the building industry; Many talented operators closed up business and emigrated leaving the dross to fight it out with, Pavel, piotr, and Azizi, in a spiral to the bottom.

      The same thing is happening not with rent controls. This will cause supply to slow to a trickle for rented accommodation, same thing with family doctors gp’s government policy forcing costs onto the GP’s making it impossible to operate;

      https://www.imt.ie/opinion/general-practice-is-in-crisis-23-05-2017/

      same thing with retirement homes government policy dictating price;

      https://www.imt.ie/opinion/general-practice-is-in-crisis-23-05-2017/

      I only figure out at 42 that Ireland is a glorified version of cuba. We maintain the Illusion of a free market but in reality the fuckers in charge orientate themselves towards keeping the money rolling in from EUrope and will foist upon the increasingly smaller native Irish population more community and culture destroying policies than ever before.

      Beggars Belief.

      Its like Adam says; The Irish don’t deserve any better because we don’t have the brains or the guts to tell the establishment to FUCK OFF.

        • Grzegorz Kolodziej

          Hi,

          Sadly, I can’t read the content of the topic that interests me personally due to my friends’ legal battle with a nursing home, because I don’t have a subscription to the Anti-Irish Times – and I don’t have it because they are pathological liars: they put up a photo of a pro-government rally in Poland in December, with a header: “Anti-government protests”, and refused to publish my two sentences long clarification that the photo depicted the opposite of what they claimed it did; this was preceded by them having an article published by a certain expert on Polish affairs currently residing in Berlin, accusing TVP of censoring President Obama’s speech in Warsaw by “twisting” the words of the US President which TVP never twisted, because the US President never s a i d them in the first place – which clarification of mine the Anti-Irish Times also refused to publish, even though among the gem letters they published at that very week was a letter of some gentlemen wondering why people who have nothing to say write letters to newspapers.

          So all I have is the butcher’s at their free articles, which I use only to check what they have lied about recently – so that they can get a feeling of what it is like to go through a very lenghty and costly court case which might cut down their sales by half (btw – what’s the story about Mr Kevin Meyers – are the facts given by him in his article about higher earnings of the said BBC journalists true or not true?).

          I suppose that you wouldn’t copy and paste that article about the costs in nursing homes.

          What I do want to say to you is that new 33% tax on selling houses that the government is planning will affect negatively everyone – tenants by limited supply; landlords with mortgages by their life investment going to cock; the elderly for the obvious reason (money from selling the house is their f…g money and no one else’s! – what’s that now, effing communism like in the 1950s Stalinist Poland when the government implemented the “money exchange”, confiscating 2/3 of all peoples savings? – I thought that the 2010s Ireland was not occupied by the Red Army).

          But there are two groups that will benefit from that idea:
          1) The Government
          2) The vulture funds, who will be still hoarding the houses (NAMA says that only 6% of the land they have is built on).

          Finishing on the Anti-Irish Times: some of their celebrity columnists are vastly overrated; take the numero uno, Mr Fintan O’Toole predictions:
          “Fine Gael, in other words, is finished. For the foreseeable future, the party will not be what it has been for 70 years: the core around which any alternative government could be organised” – says the man who does not know where historic Boland’s Mill was located in the city he loves so much.

          In comparison, the predictions I’ve made on this website were (except for Brexit, which I got wrong – but let’s see if the UK brexits…) as much sharper than Mr O’Toole’s as the samurai’s sword is sharper than the golf’s ball (the Irish would know that that particular saying – I mean with the golf, not with the Samurai’s sword).

          P.S. From their recent article:
          “In the best-case scenario, Poland will see its clout in Brussels wane further, damaged by mounting frustration among its EU peers arising from bitter disputes over issues such as migrant quotas” – I thought the US President visiting Poland before he visited Germany and France means a bigger clout; besides – are the EU peers like Ireland or Italy (who just stopped one ship with “refugees” frustrated over n o t having Germany-imposed migrant quotas or h a v i n g Germany imposed migrant quotas?

          “We will . . . not allow them to trample European values,” Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz, leader of the Polish People’s Party (PSL), told a crowd in Warsaw. “We will not allow ourselves to be pushed out of the European Union.” – interestingly, PSL – a party which signed a monopoly deal with Gazprom ensuring Poland pays the highest gas prices in Europe was Eurosceptic and campaigned against Poland joining the EU until Gazprom made a deal with the EU.

          “Sources close to the presidential palace said that President Andrzej Duda was on holiday on the Baltic coast.” – look: don’t even made me laugh – it’s me who has sources in the presidential palace: President Duda’s holiday on the Baltic coast was probably the main news in Poland that day, as hundreds of protesters went to meet him there to protest against him vetoing the law reform bills following the 45min phone call from Angela Merkel.

          This is the essence of the A-IT journalism: pretend to know something they don’t to sell it to those who know even less.

          “The Bill will go to parliament’s upper house on Friday, where PiS has an absolute majority.” – PiS also has an absolute majority in the lower house, but let the truth not get in the way of a good story.

          “Critics at home and abroad say the legislation is part of a drift towards authoritarianism by the government, which espouses nationalist rhetoric coupled with left-leaning economic policy.” – so many opinions and even not one fact to support them. PiS was the only party in Poland’s post 1989 history who lowered the taxes and decreased the deficit at the same time – and I am saying this a harsh critic of their current economic policies.

          Tens of thousands of Poles protested on Thursday against a new law that allows parliament to appoint supreme court judges, defying a European Union warning that the move undermines democracy and the rule of law.
          The Bill, sponsored by the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS), was passed by parliament’s lower house earlier in the day after tumultuous debate. That triggered one of the biggest protests since the PiS came to power in late 2015.
          The vote came a day after the EU gave its largest formerly communist member state a week to shelve judicial reforms that Brussels says would put courts under direct government control.
          If Warsaw’s nationalist-minded PiS does not back down, the government could face fines and even a suspension of voting rights, although other Eurosceptics in the EU, notably Hungary, will likely veto strict punishment.
          In the best-case scenario, Poland will see its clout in Brussels wane further, damaged by mounting frustration among its EU peers arising from bitter disputes over issues such as migrant quotas and nature conservation.
          “We will . . . not allow them to trample European values,” Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz, leader of the Polish People’s Party (PSL), told a crowd in Warsaw. “We will not allow ourselves to be pushed out of the European Union.”
          A crowd in front of the presidential palace, carrying Polish and EU flags responded by chanting, “Free Poland, European!” “Free Poland, European!”
          Sources close to the presidential palace said that President Andrzej Duda was on holiday on the Baltic coast.
          Warsaw City Hall estimated the crowd at more than 50,000, while police put it at 14,000. Tens of thousands demonstrated in other Polish cities.
          ‘Historic day’
          “I wanted to be here on this historic day when our freedoms for which we fought for more than 25 years are being taken away,” said Piotr (48), who came to the protests in Warsaw with his five-year-old son.

          The government says the changes are needed to make courts accountable and to ensure state institutions serve all Poles, not just the “elites” it says are the support base for the centrist opposition.
          PiS has offered no concessions, instead presenting the criticism as unacceptable foreign meddling in the domestic affairs of the country, which overthrew communism in 1989 and joined the EU in 2004.
          “We will not give in to pressure,” prime minister Beata Szydlo said on Thursday evening in a special state television address defending the Bill. “We will not be intimidated by Polish and foreign defenders of the interests of the elite.”
          The Bill will go to parliament’s upper house on Friday, where PiS has an absolute majority. Mr Duda, a PiS ally, will have to sign it before it can become law.
          Critics at home and abroad say the legislation is part of a drift towards authoritarianism by the government, which espouses nationalist rhetoric coupled with left-leaning economic policy.
          “We are concerned about [the] Polish government’s continued pursuit of legislation that appears to limit the judiciary and potentially weaken the rule of law in Poland,” US state department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters in Washington, according to an official transcript.” – yes, that’s true – but that this was later offset by another White House statement, and that her question was a response to false information contained a question asked by the Polish reporter of the private TV station TVN (who was established by communist secret service people, and whose main TV star, Mr Tomasz Lis, engaged in an anti-Semitic attack on President Duda’s father in law, in the German-owned Newsweek, and faked his daughter’s Twitter account to spread lies) – the Anti Irish-Times will not tell you that.

          “Since being elected in 2015, PiS has tightened government control over courts and prosecutors, as well as state media” – actually, the opposite is true: they LOOSENED state control over media – during the Tusk regime, critical journalists were arrested, their editorials raided, and their phones tapped.

          “While PiS remains broadly popular among many Poles, particularly poorer and older voters from the countryside” – I could write what strata of the Irish society the Anti-Irish Times is popular among, but I won’t – lest I am accused of homophobia or – heaven forfend! – anti-Semitism (which, of course, I am neither); or – which for the Anti-Irish Times, where Mr O’Toole often rephrases in his column what Mr Paul Krugman said in his previous column in “The New York Times”, is probably e v e n worse than homophobia and anti-Semitism – I might be accused of being anti-Marxist.
          Which I am.

          • michaelcoughlan

            FYI

            “HSE faces questions as gulf in nursing home costs revealed.

            Private sector outcry expected over lower rate it receives under ‘Fair Deal’ scheme.

            The publication of new figures on the cost of running public nursing homes will undoubtedly lead to an outcry from private operators who will claim they are receiving far less than the HSE.

            It will also put pressure on the HSE to state what it intends to do following the failure of lengthy talks with trade unions on agreeing “consistent staffing levels and skill mix” in public long-stay residential facilities.

            For five years, the HSE declined to publish the costs involved in providing care in each of the 112 public long-stay residential centres around the country.
            However, a new report to be published in coming days will acknowledge starkly that it costs far more to accommodate a patient in a public centre than in a private nursing home.

            The figures show the cost of providing care in a public facility ranges from €884 per week to €2,089. The approved rate for private nursing homes operating under the Government’s “Fair Deal” scheme runs from €685 to €1,325 per week.

            For the private operators, the price paid under the scheme is negotiated with theNational Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF). Prices for public facilities are calculated on the basis of the cost of operation rather than on a rate agreed with the NTPF.

            Up to 15,000 patients face recall over medical scans
            HSE’s chief information officer leaves after three years in post
            GPs need to be told about errors in medical tests, patient group says

            Complexity

            In the main, the arguments about why it costs more in the public sector involve two factors – the complexity of care needed by residents and pay for staff. One of these is disputed, the other not so.

            In the Dáil last June, Minister of State at the Department of Health Helen McEntee said “more complex and highly dependent residents are catered for by the public system, whereby private nursing homes may not have the available skill set and multidisciplinary personnel to cater for such complex needs. “From an acute hospital discharge perspective, the challenge to find suitable placements for those with more complex needs is often resolved in public centres where nurse staffing levels in particular can cater for their needs.”

            Nursing Homes Ireland, which represents the private and voluntary nursing homes sector, has argued that three quarters of people needing nursing home care are of high or maximum dependency, with 80 per cent of the care provided by the private and voluntary nursing home sector.

            Staffing costs

            The HSE report is expected to say staff ing costs – which are based on public service rates of pay and conditions – comprise the bulk of the spend on long-term residential care in public facilities. A contributory factor is that public homes also generally have higher nurse staffing ratios.

            Ms McEntee told the Dáil a review of costs in public nursing homes had taken longer than anticipated.

            “As part of the process to review and bring consistency to pay costs in public facilities, the HSE has been engaged in extensive negotiations with staff organisations to agree consistent staffing levels and mix in public centres,” she said.
            The new report is also likely to indicate that during the years of the moratorium on public service recruitment, many HSE long-stay facilities relied on more expensive agency personnel to maintain safe levels of service.
            Such arrangements are currently being replaced.

            The report will also argue that the layout of many public centres – which tend to be located in older buildings – presents challenges in staffing levels in both bedrooms and shared areas. However, major investment is promised under the Government’s capital plan.

            The report will also contend that while about 400 long-stay beds in public facilities had been closed since 2009/10 to comply with new regulations, the cost of care had risen in some cases as fixed costs could not be cut back significantly”

          • coldblow

            Grzegorz, I am surprised Myers lasted so long as he has been very vocal in denouncing feminists for a very long time.

            I have a lot of respect for him. He stood up for Nora Wall when nearly everyone else put the boot in (it turned out that the nun had been given a life sentence for rape on testimony that was, let us say, very dodgy indeed). On immigration, while he is in favour of mass immigration, he has criticized the dishonesty of the media in its treatment of the subject.

            His Watching the Door memoir of his time as a correspondent in Northern Ireland is readable and enlightening.

            His Wiki entry is (or at least was) interesting in that it labels him as a ‘holocaust denier’. He doesn’t deny that the Germans attempted genocide but questioned the 6m figure. You yourself did the same here on a couple of occasions as I recall.

            The intolerance is alarming and it is getting worse by the week. Ditto the dishonesty.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            Thanks, Michael.
            Not being in the ken to react to that article (other than that 1 of my friends has a court case with a nursing home, 2 others work in nursing homes, as 4th one trains as a nurse), when I read this:
            “the cost of care had risen in some cases as fixed costs could not be cut back significantly” – I thought to myself: how much of this fixed costs that couldn’t be cut back are due to:
            a) upwards-only rent reviews
            b) the fact that Ireland has Europe’s highest medicine prices?

            As to the Club of Rome, one of the hitherto unrevealed shameful episodes in my life is that while in secondary school, I won a competition announced by them for the best essay on technology and ethics in secondary schools in Poland (they paid in US dollars!).
            One of the awards was that I got tons of unwanted literature published by them.
            A few decades later, after my mum died (my father died when I was 24), I was browsing through all the books in her flat, and I found the ones by the Club of Rome (some of them circulation of 500 or 1,000).
            And
            After years, it was fascinating: they were writing about zero-growth as a desired economic model, and that the optimal population of Poland would be 15 million.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “He doesn’t deny that the Germans attempted genocide but questioned the 6m figure. You yourself did the same here on a couple of occasions as I recall.”
            - there is lots of confusion over that.

            Total victims of the German occupation of Poland are often mixed up with the Jewish victims and these are mixed up with Auschwitz victims.

            The Polish Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) estimates total deaths under the occupation of Poland at 5,470,000 to 5,670,000; out of which ethnic Jews account for 2.7 to 2.9 million and ethnic Poles at 2.92.

            However, this doesn’t take into account the killings of ethnic Poles in USSR shortly before the war (bear in mind that after the war, the Polish victims’ count was also high – around 100,000).

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_repressions_of_Polish_citizens_(1939%E2%80%931946)

            In Britain, due to general ignorance of the subject (pro-Soviet censorship until Thatcher), sensational stories began to emerge that the Poles were hiding the truth that not 6 million people died in Auschwitz, but only 1.1 – until the intrepid David Irving came to Auschwitz and revised that, and then the Poles has to bring the figure down: it’s hard to recall anything equally as stupid – shortly after the “liberation” by the Red Army (the USSR initially wanted to keep Auschwitz going for the Polish underground, but they needed money from the West, so they decided to close it and kill the freedom fighters in prisons), the USSR announced that 4 million people died in Auschwitz.
            Then money started to flow from West Germany to Israel, and Israel looked at the total loss of lives in German-occupied Poland – it accounted to 6 million – and made them all Jewish victims; then they spread that version in the US:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duUxD2LkYb0

            A large study started by Franciszek Piper used timetables of train arrivals combined with deportation records to calculate at least 960,000 Jewish deaths and at least 1.1 million total deaths, a figure adopted as official by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum (except there were 2 Auschwitz’s: from 1939, Auschwitz I for the Poles and from 1943, Auschwitz II for the Jews.
            Btw, 69,000 French Jews died because unlike the Poles, the French voluntarily rounded up their Jews – the Germans didn’t ask for that! – and sent them to Auschwitz.

            Hope that helps to clarify.

          • Truthist

            CONFUSING ;
            .
            “In Britain, due to general ignorance of the subject (pro-Soviet censorship until Thatcher), sensational stories began to emerge that the Poles were hiding the truth that not 6 million people died in Auschwitz, but only 1.1 – until the intrepid David Irving came to Auschwitz and revised that, and then the Poles has to bring the figure down”
            .
            .
            ………………………………
            .
            Grzegorz,
            .
            Without delegating me to go to some youtube video[s] or article[s] etc., I would be grateful of ur own brief rough statistics :
            .
            Apropos of basis of detention in concentration camp :
            .
            .
            ETHNICITIES
            .
            INDIGENOUS POLES :
            Catholic
            Protestant
            Atheist
            .
            JEWS :
            Judaism > Jewry
            Jewry
            Christian [ Possible some genuine conversions ]
            Atheist
            .
            GYPSIES
            .
            UKRAINIAN
            .
            BELARUSSIAN
            .
            RUSSIAN
            .
            inter alia
            .
            .
            CROSS-OVER CATEGORIES
            .
            vis.
            .
            Homosexuals
            .
            Prostitutes
            .
            Communists
            .
            Intellectuals
            .
            Poland Military : Army, Navy, Airforce
            .
            Poland Police
            .
            Handicapped
            .
            Poland’s own Prison Inmates sentenced before German occupation of Poland
            .
            inter alia
            .
            1.
            HOW MANY, IN GENERAL, IMPRISONED IN CONCENTRATION CAMPS IN POLAND ?
            .
            2.
            HOW MANY JEWS WERE LET GO FROM CONCENTRATION CAMPS [ Joint German-Zionist Training Camps for some Jews ] TO ISRAEL BY THE GERMAN-ZIONIST ARRANGEMENT ?
            .
            3.
            HOW MANY PERSONS, IN GENERAL, DIED ?
            .
            4.
            HOW MANY PERSONS, IN GENERAL, OF DIED FROM DISEASE ?
            .
            5.
            HOW MANY DIE FROM STARVATION BEFORE GERMANS FLEEING POLAND ?
            .
            6.
            HOW MANY DIED FROM STARVATION UPON GERMANS FLEEING POLAND & UNTIL ARRIVAL BY RUSSIAN OR POLISH TROOPS ?
            .
            7.
            HOW MANY DIED FROM STARVATION FOLLOWING ARRIVAL OF RUSSIAN OR POLISH TROOPS ?
            .
            8
            HOW MANY OF THE STARVING DIED FROM RUSHED-FEEDING BY MEDICAL PERSONNEL OF RUSSIAN OR POLISH COMMAND ?
            .
            9.
            DO RELIABLE / AUTHORITATIVE POLES CONTEND THAT THE BODIES OF INDIGENOUS POLES WHO DIED IN THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS WERE THEN MADE INTO :
            LAMPSHADES ?
            WALLETS ?
            etc. ?
            .
            10.
            DO RELIABLE / AUTHORITATIVE POLES CONTEND THAT THE BODIES OF ANY NON-INDIGENOUS POLES WHO DIED IN THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS WERE THEN MADE INTO :
            LAMPSHADES ?
            WALLETS ?
            etc. ?
            .
            If “Yes”, who ?
            .
            11.
            HOW MANY PERSONS IN TOTAL DIED IN EACH RESPECTIVE CONCENTRATION CAMP ?
            .
            12.
            HOW MANY OF EACH MAIN CATEGORY DIED IN EACH RESPECTIVE CONCENTRATION CAMP.
            .
            .
            By the way ;
            2.7 to 2.9 Jews having died directly on account of Germans occupying Poland is a massive loss of life.
            .
            Of course, suffering is not a competition.
            .
            Thus, having bragging rights as to having suffered more in numbers should not obtain.
            .
            Ditto, seeking to up or down numbers so as to match certain Occult nummbers should not obtain.

          • Truthist

            This reads confusingly too ;
            .
            “A large study started by Franciszek Piper used timetables of train arrivals combined with deportation records to calculate at least 960,000 Jewish deaths and at least 1.1 million total deaths, a figure adopted as official by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum (except there were 2 Auschwitz’s: from 1939, Auschwitz I for the Poles and from 1943, Auschwitz II for the Jews.”
            .
            …………………………….
            .
            So, what are the true numbers for :
            .
            Auschwitz 1 ?
            .
            Auschwitz 2 ?

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            For example for Auschwitz:
            Jews – 1.35m
            Including: Polish citizens – 300,000
            Hungarian Jews – 438,000
            French Jews 69,000
            Dutch 60,000
            and Greek Jews 55,000
            ethnic Poles 86,675
            Gypsies – 21,000
            Russians, Ukrainians, and Belarusians – 15,000
            Gays – 12,000 (yet the modern narrative makes gays one of the main Nazi victims – bear in mind, these were gays from the whole German occupied Europe)
            Jehovah’s witnesses – 152
            One Irish victim
            Btw, there was an Irish nurse fighting in the Warsaw Uprising!

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            Btw, James Joyce’s had a Jewish friend called Paul Léon. In 1940, Léon had rescued many of Joyce’s original manuscripts when Joyce did a bunk from Paris – including:
            - the only known drafts of the:
            “Ithaca”,
            “Scylla and Charybdis” and
            “Penelope” episodes of Joyce’s “Ulysses”.

            Paul Léon ended up in Auschwitz.
            The Irish chargé d’affaires in Berlin, William Warnock, had advised against Ireland seeking the release of James Joyce’s Jewish friend Paul Léon from Auschwitz as such intervention might affect Ireland’s good relations with Nazi Germany. Ireland agreed, and Léon was executed in April 1942.

          • Truthist

            Much thanks for the stats on Auschwitz 2 ;
            .
            Terribly high numbers of Jews, & Poles too in Auschwitz 2.
            I was not expecting indigenous Poles to feature in Auschwitz 2 on account of ur prequel.
            Anyway, regardless of the numbers for Jews & indigenous Poles being much more as fatalities, even 12,000 homosexuals [ For many reasons, I presume most were male ], & also the 152 Jehovah Witnesses listed as having died there in Auschwitz 2 are in themselves horrendous numbers.
            That any person died because of being there is immoral.
            Not just the immensity of the numbers.
            .
            ………………………….
            .
            What a pity that this blog is so limited with its functions / features,
            e.g.
            Archive of particular Threads & / or Posts on various topics considered to be :
            authoritatively knowledgeable
            debated with intellectual honesty
            And, egality dictating — irony intended — that, as befitting the respective circumstances, opposing views & stats etc. are available.
            .
            …………………………….
            .
            OK, I, for one, will be creating new word-processing document bearing the info. u gave thus far in this blog’s discussion on the concentration camps placed in Poland by the National Socialist Government of Germany.
            .
            ……………………….
            .
            I hope that in the near future that u can supply what u consider the approximate numbers for the other questions that I numbered.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            No, dear Truthist – that’s the total stats for both Auschwitz’s: I (Auschwitz I was just called Auschwitz until 1943) for Poles and Auschwitz II (Birkenau) for Jews (Birkenau). There was also Auschwitz III.
            I cannot go down the splitters due to time and space limitations.
            There is too much focus on Auschwitz and too little knowledge about the worst Nazi German camps (both for the Poles and the Jews) – the so called Vernichtungslager.

            But because these Vernichtungslager (i.e. Majdanek, Treblinka, and many others) are far from tourists Kraków – on the eastern outskirts of Poland; they have no marketing in the US, and are not exploited by Hollywood, there is very little knowledge about the worst camps.

            If you are really interested in the Holocaust, you should read this website:

            http://remember.org/forgotten

            And you should look at ALL these photos:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stEvrTBs4IM

            And then you should ask yourself: how come the country who did that not only got away with no reparations at all to the country that it did it to, but it spreading lies against and is laughing in the face of its victims (these are T-shirts which are now popular in Germany)?

            https://alfashirt.de/media/image/f8/d9/df/16145_0_nach_polen_fliege_ich_nur_mit_dem_stuka_2_ju87_blitzkrieg_luftwaffe_sturzkampfbomber_t-shirt_shirt_humor_fun_spaae__wehrmacht_weltkrieg_hellblau_600x600@2x.jpg

          • Truthist

            “And then you should ask yourself: how come the country who did that not only got away with no reparations at all to the country that it did it to, but it spreading lies against and is laughing in the face of its victims (these are T-shirts which are now popular in Germany)?”
            .
            Answer ;
            .
            Because, … “Some are more equal than others.”
            .
            Poles are despised for no justifiable reason by many Western Continental Europeans, & the English too, it seems.
            Jews are feared + indulged … & now worshiped even more than liked by these same folk.
            So, … “Some are more equal than others.”
            .
            NEW THINKING
            NEW WAYS
            NEW TALK
            NEW RELATIONSHIPS
            NEW ORGANISING / ORGANISATION —> MAIN “INTERNATIONAL” ORGANISATION OF POLES.
            NEW …
            .
            AND, ALL OF ABOVE NOT NECESSARILY ==> ABANDONING ALL OF :
            OLD ASPECTS
            EXISTING ASPECTS
            .
            BUT … BUT … BUT
            .
            IF THE POLES ARE GONE, OR GOING, ROTTEN IN MODERN TIMES — AS THE IRISH ARE CURRENTLY ON ACCOUNT OF HOMOSEXUALISATION etc. Ref.”The Irish have become a coarse & vulgar people. … Their history is even sadder than the Poles’.” ; Then German Ambassador to Ireland speaking to German Industrialists at seminar or other in Dublin ; And, if u read the larger excerpt that includes this redacted sub-excerpt, u must realise that this German loves “true” Ireland, & I gather also had high respect Poles & Poland ; It is implicit in what he said & how he phrased it. Yee Poles who are not aristocratic Poles should seek this man’s assistance I suggest to positively improve ur total situations.
            He appears to be wanting to help, & is clearly a very able man intellectually.
            .
            Email to him & keep the discourse fluid.

          • Truthist

            TRANSFORMATIONS
            .
            HOW TO TRANSFORM BUT … ;
            AS GUIDED BY THE MASTERS OF THAT SLANT ON THE CRAFT THEMSELVES
            .
            I have to agree with Gilad Atzmon — famous Jazz Saxophonist, Philosopher & Enthusiast of German Philosophers, & Author of “The Wandering Who” — that this comedy sketch from Israeli TV is hilarious treatment of what is proposed by their side to have been the defining turning point of the funny-mustached artist one.
            .
            .
            http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/2015/11/27/o686codrvc7bqgz5w32gycjen9c3qi

        • Grzegorz Kolodziej

          S…t – by mistake, I copied and pasted the whole f…g article from the A-IT, instead of only the most egregious quotes :-(

      • Grzegorz Kolodziej

        “The same thing is happening not with rent controls.” – with rent controls AND with rent supplement/allowance – which is basically driving up the rents up to a stratospheric level (in the EU, Ireland has the highest number of people receiving rent allowance proportionally to its population, and the highest rents in the EU: twice of those in Germany (while the standards of accommodation in Germany are much higher).

      • Deco

        MC, the official statistics in Ireland are an illusion.

        The state sector must be allowed to operate as it does, in order to prop up the dominant brewing oligarchy on the island which has always put it’s own profits before the health and wellbeing of the society at large.

        You are correct about the Cuban ethos of underperformance combined with official arrogance. Except in Ireland, the rich profit from the state more than the poor. And the workers are sucked to nothing.

        The nEU garrison wants a credit facility to ensure that they will never have to be limited in their scale of their ambitions for excess.

        This may end in a rebellion against authority. more likely is another failure by the idiots running the show.

        The problem IS regulation. Regulation of the real estate market to clean out the incompetent banking Duopoly’s bad loan book, and NAMA’s “asset” book.

        It is all rather Orwellian. We had our revolution in 1921. And then in 1922, the money took over. The same thing happened in France. And the same thing even happened in the American revolutions. The only setbacks that the money set were given in Ireland was a civil war where the poorer peasants demanded land resistribution (and got it), and the RCC (for two generations) prevented the money set from completely defining the value set for most of the populace. The appearance of the PDs and Democratic Left advocated materialism as the end not the means. FF/FG meanwhile decided to place GDP at the top of the priority list.

        The result is the same as for most money driven Republican Revolutions. Except with one important difference in Ireland.

        In the French and American Revolutions, the eventual system was more competent. Looking at the Irish institutional state, with it’s Venezuelan tendencies, I see wholescale incompetence and ineptitude being shored up by media representation of a system that is failing, as being respectable.

        And why is it different ? Because in Ireland the well connected want a socialist mentality, so that their incompetence can be covered up. They have wanted the state to be the ultimate bailout mechanism, since Garret the useless bailed out AIB in the 1980s. Along with Bewleys cafe – even as the industrial belt in Cork collapsed.

        Welcome to Socialism with Irish characteristics. The workers are scelped. The directors of the banking duopoly are on welfare. State policy supports the shareholders of the dominant brewing oligarchy. Tax avoiders are given special reverence in the media. And some tax avoiders even prop up the FAI, the ultimate superficial green jersey mechanism).

        In other words, the whole thing is BS, whilst the people are being robbed.

        In such a scenario, everybody and everything will be given the blame – except the gombeens making a mint out of it.

        • michaelcoughlan

          “Except in Ireland, the rich profit from the state more than the poor. And the workers are sucked to nothing.”

          Very accurate and insightful.

          “And some tax avoiders even prop up the FAI, the ultimate superficial green jersey mechanism”

          Irish rugby is worse. The team won’t even sing their own national anthem. Imagine conversely if the english were asked the following; Lads the scots are rattling the cage for independence. Any chance ye would stop singing God save the Queen?

          I will still be laughing in 20 mins.

          My contempt for Irish institutions comes I think from a deep seated hurt that a country so bountiful really could be a mecca for all the world to emulate. Instead we have record breaking emigration, record breaking numbers of people on trolleys in hospitals, record breaking homelessness, record breaking transfers of property to vulture funds which would make even Donald Trump blush, a moribund housing industry, rents going into the stratosphere, etc.

          The standard establishment response, We need even more dirt cheap immigrant labour to continue grinding into the dust now that our own finest can no longer take it and are voting with their feet!

          Fuck it all to hell. I can’t change the system only myself. Ireland has morphed from the sow that its its farrow (now that abortion will be liberalised to suit the banks because poor people abort their kids more often than the better off) into the sow that eats its farrow from its own womb then is happy to have the neighbouring farmers piglets run riot on her patch knowing they are the ones going into the meet grinder since she has profited from consuming her own!

          • joe sod

            will automation and machines not undermine the need for migrants in the rich countries. In Japan I think they are trialling robots to look after old people. Some older people would prefer a predictable programmable robot rather than an unpredictable person Also it allows older people keep their dignity as they are sharing their intimate human functions not with another human but a machine. I know this is still a long way into the future, robots of this sophistication.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “Ireland has morphed from the sow that its its farrow (now that abortion will be liberalised to suit the banks because poor people abort their kids more often than the better off)” – as if Ireland was, except for the 1990s/first half of 2000s any different – so to say that “it has morphed from” assumes that it has ever been different – no; it wasn’t – looking at the past emigration figures, it was even worse.

            But

            What a great insight of yours with abortion – YES! – t h a t didn’t occur to me: it WOULD suit the banks because poor people DO abort their kids more often!

            It’s be curious to know if any banks sponsor the “repeal the 8th Amendment” malarkey.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “Some older people would prefer a predictable programmable robot rather than an unpredictable person” – I would agree

            BUT

            In the West, all of this works when the elderly person has
            a) House to sell or
            b) Enormous money to pay for nursing or
            c) State can go into debt

            What if there is no a), b) or c)?

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            In fairness to you, Michael, I don’t think that you have ever claimed that Ireland ever was anything but that sow – I suppose the only difference being that now “run riot on her patch knowing they are the ones going into the meet grinder since she has profited from consuming her own!”

            It just occurred to me – how strange that the Polish word for the “sow” is “sowa”!

          • michaelcoughlan

            Hi gregorze,

            Take a look th this;

            World bank “safe mother agenda”

            Making sure abortion is rolled out in Latin American poor countries under the Orwellian heading above but really wanting to reduce the population to suit their own agenda;

            https://www.ewtn.com/library/PROLIFE/WB-SMI.TXT

            I am telling you the bonbons were madder than a box of frogs but they were bang on the money with their human depopulation writings!

        • coldblow

          Deco

          “The official statistics in Ireland are an illusion”

          Peter Hitchens’s first rule of politics: “All politically significant statistics are fiddled.”

          http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/

          The state is a disaster for everyone nowadays but particularly for states like Ireland (ie post-capitalist colonized, in other words the Third World).

          Hitchens has an important insight in this recent article about the Scandinavian utopian model:

          http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2017/08/some-thoughts-on-the-scandinavian-and-nordic-utopias.html

          The individual is empowered and emancipated from responsibilities and obligations of society and family at the cost of abject dependence on the state. Desmond Fennell made a similar argument in his classic The Postwestern Condition where he refers to the peoples of the contemporary West as super-powerful individuals who are more minutely regulated than any other society in history.

          As Crotty argued, the Irish state for historical reasons tied up with the inappropriate and alien inherited capitalist institutions, in particular property in land, is corrupt and inefficient and the country will continue to ‘undevelop’ just as every other post-capitalist colonized nation has done.

          As for David’s expropriation of land, the norm in such colonization was to secure the ‘commanding heights’ of the colony’s administration in order to milk the economy to the advantage of the metropolitan power. Actual expropriation of land in relatively developed agricultural societies (not including places like North America and Australia which had been inhabited mainly by sparse hunter gatherer populations) was rare and included Ulster, parts of South Africa (by the Boers), Rhodesia, Algeria, parts of the Kenyan highlands.

          The Bantu peoples had expanded from West Africa in a relatively short period (several centuries), relatively recently, to dominate Sub-Saharan, central and southern Africa. I think this originated from a combination of the acquisition of iron and high-energy foods such as yams and bananas (as I recall).

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            ” the Irish state for historical reasons tied up with the inappropriate and alien inherited capitalist institutions, in particular, property in land, is corrupt and inefficient” – but the property in land in Ireland reminds me (in its structure) – same as the structure of public administration in Poland – FEUDALISTS rather than capitalist institutions!

            Rather than Ireland being a post-capitalist colonised nation, it reminds me of a nation where 3/4 of it post-capitalist colonial, while the remaining 1/4 is pre-capitalist feudal (for the ease of my analysis, I disregard the knackers): and the 1/4 feudal part executes the monopoly rent from the 3/4 post-capitalist feudal.

            “As for David’s expropriation of land, the norm in such colonization was to secure the ‘commanding heights’ of the colony’s administration in order to milk the economy to the advantage of the metropolitan power.” – yes, it’s the same in Poland in public administration: that’s why Jaroslaw Kaczynski wanted this courts reform: now derailed by President Duda’s veto after a phone call with Merkel, who said that he will propose his own bills in 2 months time, which I interpret the following way:
            in 2 months time, BND and FSB will try to overthrow the government in Poland, which means that Jaroslaw Kaczynski has only 2 months to ask President Trump that he use the CIA to find something against Duda and Tusk (interestingly, NASA said that they are willing to reveal their data on the Smolensk crash, but not just yet).

            There is the only problem: we are not sure if CIA works for Mr Trump (the US state department spokeswoman Heather Nauert statement: “We are concerned about [the] Polish government’s continued pursuit of legislation that appears to limit the judiciary and potentially weaken the rule of law in Poland,” would indicate that the CIA does NOT work for President Trump (or at least not all of it – btw, the CIA is not the most important intelligence in the US, neither is the FBI), as Poland sent a protest note and asked the White House for clarifications, and someone – probably him – had to personally recant it later on.

            Btw, I predicted that situation (that a derailment of the reforms would take place), and I even wrote a 2 pages letter to Mr Jaroslaw Kaczynski with my proposals as to how to prevent the next Soros/BND/FSB coup (he didn’t reply, but I saw that some of my proposals were being enacted – sadly, too late).

          • michaelcoughlan

            “The individual is empowered and emancipated from responsibilities and obligations of society and family at the cost of abject dependence on the state. Desmond Fennell made a similar argument in his classic The Postwestern Condition where he refers to the peoples of the contemporary West as super-powerful individuals who are more minutely regulated than any other society in history.”

            Communism in one word.

          • coldblow

            Grzegorz

            Thanks for the summary about the 6m figure. It is extraordinary how these myths, so many of them, become the accepted wisdom. How and why this happens is my particular interest. A couple of years ago I would have dismissed such reasoning as yours as obviously the work of a crank because how could everyone get everything wrong?

            You really should read Crotty, either Ireland in Crisis or the posthumour When Histories Collide. His view of property in land is that this arose in England (first, and in other parts of Europe later) relatively gradually in the aftermath of the Black Death (which cut population but spared capital, so the survivors were richer and willing to buy woollen cloth) and the growth of the wool trade. Land became a valuable means of producing real wealth, as opposed to subsistence and small surpluses hitherto, in a country (England) on the border between the fully capitalist W. Europe and the psstoralist Ireland (determined by climate). Arable land was put to sheep (‘up horn, down corn’) in the flexible conditions in a ‘border’ country where this, and the reverse change, could happen quite easily.

            This led to the disintegration of the feudal system. The great landowners (the former great feudal barons) had to secure their property rights as these were obviously much shakier now. This encouraged the rise of a strong (Tudor) state and was largely responsible for the break with Rome and the seizure of the monastic lands. (Crotty argues.)

            This change was ‘organic’ and relatively gradual but still led to huge social dislocations, particularly following enclosure. Irish land was held by the clans for their collective use, hence the obsessive Irish interest in genealogy (my grandmother went back to the mid-19th century when I asked her about her family when I was twelve. I wrote it down but, as children had no private property in those days or any way to secure their intellectual property, my parents threw it out unwittingly).

            In post-capitalist colonies the state and the elite are the ruination of the country.

            Crotty appeared to appreciate the changes which were taking place in the established rich capitalist countries as even these were showing signs of some deep structural malaise. I think he would be aghast if he could see them now, as indeed would anyone who died more than twenty or thirty years ago.

            Michael

            Fennell sees it as a new civilizationi-in-the-making. It is initersting to see how he and Hitchens come at it from different standpoints but reach a similar diagnosis. Fennell was alert to the intolerance of Irish political correctness way back in the 80s. He had the advantage over Hitchens in that its characteristics are more obvious and crude than in Britain, whose institutions are (or used to be) so much stronger. Hitchens had the advantage of insider knowledge of how radical Marxist parties operate.

          • coldblow

            Grzegorz

            I get the impression that all of the security organizations are against Trump, along with the media and the thinking classes in general (or rather those in the thinking classes who feel able to express an opinion in public).

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “I get the impression that all of the security organizations are against Trump” – no, I know that for a fact.
            They are split. Donald Trump wouldn’t last a second if all the security organisations were against him.
            Pay attention to Mr Trump’s dramatic appointments and dismissals of some his staff: some (not all) US and worlds’ media portray it as Mr Trump going insane – to me, it shows the
            o p p o s i t e.

            Btw, the situation in Poland is very serious now: there is an official investigation about attempt to kill Minister for Defence, Antoni Macierewicz. 3 US Generals were in Poland today, and I think that Soros + BND will organise a new party around the President of Poland (following Merkel’s call to him) and stage a coup in autumn.
            Bear in mind – all these protesters (not people, but the marches and their leaders) are financed either by Soros or by the German state.
            What I wrote, I am now so certain of it that it would stand in the Court of Law.
            Besides, I looked at the financial reports Akcja Demokracja (Akcja Demokracja replaced KOD, because the KOD’s leader was sacked by their own crowd due to criminal charges against him I wrote about last year).
            Worse than that, the German minister/Soros sponsored protest group was just found having been smuggling weapons, which would indicate that they are preparing for a new Maidan in Poland.
            Meanwhile, Facebook has blocked 350 patriotic websites in Poland.
            These are some slogans which Facebook found fascist and racists:
            - “Wielka Polska narodowa” (“Great national Poland”),
            - “Chlopak, dziewczyna, normalna rodzina” (“A boy, a girl, normal family”),
            - “Slask slowianski! Slask piastowski! Slask na zawsze polski!” (“Slavic Silesia! Silesia of Piasts! Silesia always Polish!”); Piasts were the first Polish dynasty, founded in the 9th century by Piast Kolodziej – G.K.)
            - “Naszym znakiem orzel bialy” (“Our sign is the white eagle!”).

            Is there any reader who considers that content fascist and racist, and who thinks that they justify Facebook’s blocking of websites with that content?

    • silverbullet

      Uber subsidised fares to gain market share. Once they achieve dominance, the subsidies go and commission charged to drivers increases exponentially.
      Commission charged to some U.S.drivers has changed from 2.5% to 30%, go figure.

  10. Grzegorz Kolodziej

    Following an article in “The Guardian” with the following headline:

    “Ken Livingstone: Venezuela crisis due to Chávez’s failure to kill oligarchs”

    I’ve just publically asked “The Guardian” the following question:
    How would “The Guardian” react if someone published an article in which he or she claimed that the constant lying and censorship of “The Guardian” – starting with the Holodomor denial, when they sacked a journalist who wrote about it, and then they published an article denying that there is any hunger in Ukraine; up to their recent forced (by PCC) admission that their article by Mr Simon Jenkins, from 1 September,
    “repeated a myth fostered by Nazi propagandists”)

    - that all of this is due to failure to kill “The Guardian” editors?

    Speaking of paper likes “The Guardian”, “Völkischer Beobachter” or the “New York Times”: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRTzlLUW8AAC4bo.jpg

    • Nobody should take what the Guardian prints as reliable. I take that back. The Guardian is reliable as a source of left wing propaganda.
      Anyone quoting as fact from this paper is spreading “fakenews” propaganda.
      The paper should be burned and the editors and owners put to work in a salt mine.
      However my libertarian bent will not allow that to take place.
      There is a point to be made that “free speech” does not allow the advocating of violence to any person or theft of property.

      This is ignored by people of all different stripes.

      • Grzegorz Kolodziej

        Of course.
        But
        Far from advocating violence to the editors of “The Guardian”, I ask them provocatively: if they think that it’s ok to print articles where a view is supported according to which the economic disaster in Venezuela would have been avoided had Chavez killed the oligarchs, would they be ok if someone printed an article in which he or she would claim that the continuous lies that “The Guardian” prints would be avoided if its editors were killed?

        In other words: would they tolerate an article with the headline:
        “The Guardians’ lies possible due to Churchill’s/Britain’s First failure to kill its past and present editors”?

        • I understood the first time thank you.

          In addition…..
          I was commenting in general. It is currently apropos with all the threats against Trump, mocking as they pretend to be but in reality not. Sin dressed in humour is still sin. Comic strips still moralize. Letters to the editor betray intent.

          “Many a true word spoken in Jest”… and all that jazz.

          BTW I saw a Polish runner in the 800 m win his semi final. {:-) Battles should be fought on the athletic track. National pride is redeemed and nobody is hurt. Everyone gets to live another day!!

    • Deco

      The Guardian is good on matters relating to personal privacy and Snowden.

      But otherwise, it is bureacratic state socialism.

      • Grzegorz Kolodziej

        “The Guardian is good on matters relating to personal privacy and Snowden.” – true – although they are totally silent on Facebook just having blocked hundreds of patriotic pages in Poland – which is the second time they did so.

    • coldblow

      This notorious *editorial* from the Guardian in Feb 2015 should be enough to discredit it for many years to come:

      https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/26/guardian-view-jimmy-savile-oblivion-too-good-for-him?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

      It is extraordinary: some ritual communal expression to purge public rage and disgust. The Guardian?! And the whole thing is an illusion.

      • Grzegorz Kolodziej

        “The Guardian” – lovely editorial stuff, great crowd, their mothers would be proud of them:

        https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/03/ken-livingstone-venezuela-crisis-hugo-chavez-oligarchs

        Some Pole commented under this article that the failures of communism are always due to communists’ failure to kill enough people: but “The Guardian” still want to try harder.
        Bear in mind that in the Lenin’s USSR, an oligarch would be every person in Ireland with his own home (I’m mentioning it because TG4 once aired a documentary about the Sowetos’ (or Sovetos, as I cannot remember how they spelt it) in Ireland which ended with an English communist’s reflection that if the communists came to power in Ireland, there would have been no slams in Dublin.
        Btw, was not the Fine Gael farmers who finished the communist Muppets in Co Cork?

        • coldblow

          The Sowetos in Ireland? I just searched the web (I try to avoid the word ‘google’) and I found Soweto singers visit. For a moment I thought that instead of sending people to South Africa to build houses that they were coming her en masse to build their own. Nothing surprises me any more.

          Why would they want to bring down the Polish govt? Is it because they won’t do as they are told or is it about immigration? My guess is the latter would be a big part of it because open borders have become almost an act of faith.

          If you read that Guardian editorial it is utterly hilarious because they are behaving in the barbaric ‘medieval’ way that they caricature conservatives with. The writer doesn’t quite say that Savile’s body should be dug up (like Cromwell’s) or that his head be put on a spike at the Tower of London but he gets close. And he does compare him (seriously) with Pol Pot.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “they are behaving in the barbaric ‘medieval’ way that they caricature conservatives with.” – very well said.

            With Pol Pot, one of the many lows of “The Guardian” – in this case, it was tragicomic – was that they published an article written by a loony lefty Mr Malcom Caldwell, denying a genocide by Pol Pot. The stupid Marxist who wrote that article was, a few months later, invited to Cambodia. He met Pol Pot, but because all Marxists I’ve ever met or heard speaking are f..g idiots (that includes even those with academic titles), being a twit, he pissed off Pol Pot with something and got whacked. A person who traveled with him described the event as: “He didn’t want to know about problems with the Khmer Rouge. And that carried over to not wanting to know about problems between Cambodia and Vietnam. He was stuck in ’68 or something.”

            To answer your question – shortly, because I feel knackered – “The Sowetos in Ireland? I just searched the web (I try to avoid the word ‘google’) and I found Soweto singers visit.”

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js0FR8GkBEo

            I know that for some readers that might sound reasonable enough, but they were corresponding with Lenin and wanted to make Ireland part of the USSR.

            ________________________________________

            “Why would they want to bring down the Polish govt? Is it because they won’t do as they are told or is it about immigration? My guess is the latter would be a big part of it because open borders have become almost an act of faith.” – OMG, you and your immigration :-) – everything is about immigration LOL

            Of course, the PiS government is much more realistic on the so called “refugees” than President Higgins is (well, maybe that’s not a good comparison because anyone is wiser on that than him), and frankly speaking, much more than Ms May is (did you know she was responsible as a minister for dramatically reducing Britain’s boat patrolling capabilities?).

            But

            No, it’s about larger things – of which immigration is only a part.

            http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/07/11/liberal-plot-migrants-poland-falls-apart/

            It’s very simple:
            Germany is – since Schroeder (on Gazprom’s pay list) – aligning more and more closely with Russia (let Merkel’s rhetorics not fools you: the facts are that they are moving closer and closer to Russia politically and, despite the sanctions, economically – not only via Nordstream 2 but also by German companies making huge deals despite the sanctions – with the Russian army.

            Since Russia’s unambiguous alignment with China last year – followed by their military cooperation – Poland feels more and more threatened by those 3 countries.
            Added to that is the Russian strategy, which boils down to what Mr Alexander Dugin once said, and I quote: “Poland should not exist”.

            To stop Germany from meeting with Russia somewhere on the Vistula river, but also to stop the hitherto model in which the US and Russia both allowed Germany to rule Europe, and then Germany was imposing their own percentage for managing that part of the world on behalf of the international mafia (ie, Germany Russian gas prices were so cheap because they were subsidised by the prices they were selling the Russian gas to the Poles), Poland came back to the old Intermarium concept (Intermarium would mean the end of Mittel-Europa, and probably the end of Brussels as the decision centre). After Mr Trump became President, this became the US policy too.

            But Germany activated all their agents in Poland (it’s the BND who has most penetrated Poland), and they also either enticed or threatened President Duda with something (or both).
            So he cave in.
            Why do they want?
            Independent Poland allied with the UK and 11 other countries down to the Black Sea = all trade circumvents Germany and France = Atlantic route stays open = Brussels (read: Berlin) is no longer in charge.
            Poland dependent on Germany = Germany siphons money from all Mittel-Europa countries and then distributes the leftover, using the stick and carrot method.

            So President Duda switched sides, after Merkel’s phone call (he vetoed 2 out 3 law reform bills that day).
            Now he kowtows to Germany and took first steps to eliminate any US/UK influence from PiS government (Minister of Defense).

            That way Germany and Russia, while not back in charge, have derailed the process of Poland gaining a real independence.

            _______________________________________

            P.S. I remembered something you will enjoy (because it is both about unknown stories about concetration camps and psychology) – the first “proper” Nazi German concentration camp (not yet a death camp, but quite a few people died there anyway) was Dachau.
            Do you know who organised that first camp?
            Initially, based on the Feb 28, 1933 decree, Dachau was meant to be an exemplary re-education camp.

            At the same time though, SA started to establish their own, completely w i l d camps: you could land in them not only if you were a Communist, Gypsy, Jewish or gay, but even if you were pure German and your neighbor reported on you (SA has 8 such camps in 1933).

            In 1934, the control over the camp in Dachau was taken over by SS.

            The man who was put in charge was Theodor Eicke, Obergruppenführer SS.

            It was him who put into Dachau the sadistic SS-Totenkopfverbände in charge.
            Now

            This is the bit you will like: Eicke was SO CRUEL, IMPULSIVE AND CANTANKEROUS, that in 1931 Heinrich Himmler – not a man known for empathy! – LOCKED HIM UP in the psychiatric hospital!

            But

            2 years later, Heinrich Himmler too started to become cranky and on June 26, 1933, he put Theodor Eicke in charge of Dachau!

            While in charge, Eicke’s mental condition got w o r s e, and he worked out the system of tortures that would be later copied in other camps.

            Althoung neither Dauchau, nor even Auschwitz were as bad as Majdanek (Nazi Germany also had their show-off camp for the Red Cross – Terezin Nazi German concentration camp in Czechs, with almost luxury conditions for the Jews (BUT most people would stay there very for a short time – of course, they would end up there only if they were rich – and then go to a proper camp, like Auschwitz – or Birkenau, because strictly speaking, Auschwitz was for the Poles, and then in 1943 they built Auschwitz II for the Jews and called it Birkenau).

            Sorry if you might consider my info on Nazi German death camps too detailed, but I happened to know a person who went through Auschwitz, and my friends worked in Auschwitz (often staying there overnight), so I know a lot of details about those camps.

          • Truthist

            “So President Duda switched sides, after Merkel’s phone call (he vetoed 2 out 3 law reform bills that day).”
            .
            .
            Maybe Merkel told Duda that the BND have proof that he is ;
            .
            homosexual pedophile / gay pedophile
            .
            Yes, that category of pedophile which is the most rampant type.
            .
            .
            Of course, that the BND in having proof does not necessarily mean that :
            .
            the proof is real proof
            & / or
            Duda is a gay pedophile
            & / or
            Duda is a fag
            .
            .
            …………………
            .
            But, to be a fag or bi-sexual male in Poland I understand is considered disgusting.
            So, such an accusation should surely put enormous pressure on a Poland politician to betray his nation.
            .
            ……………………
            .
            And, of course, it should be asked ;
            .
            How does Israel feel about :
            .
            1.
            Carolingian Group ?
            .
            2.
            Visegrad Group ?

          • coldblow

            Grzegorz

            Are you sure it was 1931 that Himmler locked him up, before the Nazis came to power in Jan 33?

            I have long said that if I ever visit Cracow I would not visit Auschwitz (or “Auschwitz”). I found Primo Levi’s book about his own concentration camp interesting (eg the Greek Jews ganging up on the others) and his follow-up was also good, for example the haphazard (yet still effective) moves organized by the Russians compared to the meticulous list-making of the Germans. There is a funny bit where in one post-war ‘camp’ the ‘survivors’ and the Russian soldiers were watching a Russian propaganda war film. The Italian Jews, and Levi himself, got quite indignant at the ridiculous portrayal of the Italians.

            When you say the Guardian writer was ‘whacked’ do you mean killed by the Khmer Rouge? Can you remember his name?

            “OMG, you and your immigration”

            To which I would have to retort: “Them and their immigration” because they would leave it alone. Did you read Sunday’s Sindo for example?

            I wrote already here about how I read Ed West’s (son of Mary Kenny) excellent The Diversity Illusion for the second time. I find that when you read a decent book a second time you get much more out of it (but if it is a poor book you get nothing at all second time round). I was expecting to come across something I had missed first time round and sure enough it was there, in the final chapter, where West compares the advocates of mass immigration (despite its many and obvious drawbacks) to the followers of a cult who predict the arrival of their alien masters only to be disappointed, but instead of the cult dying away it attracts more followers!

            After reading the book the first time I didn’t remember him saying anything about that and I was surprised, for the simple reason that it is the most important ingredient. So I read it again and Bingo! it was there. That is so gratifying.

            My considered view (which I can back up again and again) is that people are living in a fantasy world, an enormous collective delusion. Immigration has a central part in this world as it is becoming clear that it is the cardinal virtue to which all other virtues (feminism, gender fluidity, egalitarianism, hedonism, ‘choice’ and the rest of the nonsense) are subservient. Hitler and the ‘Holocaust’ are central to that ‘narrative’. (It also explains that ‘law’ that states that the longer any blog discussion becomes the more likely somebody is to mention Hitler – he is simply central to the ‘narrative’.)

            So while I accept you have a point in your geopolitical analysis of Poland and Germany and the rest, it is not as important as the fantasy. I repeat, the irrational cannot be explained by rational motives.

          • coldblow

            Typo “because they never leave it alone”

            David, for example, will keep popping with calls for ‘reasonable immigration’, unbidden and for no other reason than that he *has* to say it.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            Coldblow,

            “Are you sure it was 1931 that Himmler locked him up, before the Nazis came to power in Jan 33?”

            Yep – the fact that the Nazis came to power in Jan 33 didn’t matter in terms of what kind of power Heinrich Himmler had over the insane Theodor Eicke, because Eicke was his subordinate – as Himmler was in charge of the SS, and Eicke was only a Standartenführer in SS – so Himmler could do whatever he wanted with him. Eicke had been showing signs of both sadism and insanity for a long time, but the opportunity to lock him up only came when he removed the Gauleiter of Nordrhein-Pfalz, Joseph Bürckel – disobeying, in an outburst of rage, Heinrich Himmler himself.

            If you even look at Eicke’s photo, he doesn’t come across as a yardstick for mental health – does he? :
            https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/71/d7/fd/71d7fd9e255bd42c8f441adc54217ad4.jpg

            “I have long said that if I ever visit Cracow I would not visit Auschwitz (or “Auschwitz”).” – it would be worth if it wasn’t for loud tourists – my friend who used to work there said that the most disrespectful were school tours from Israel, laughing, throwing can of coke, stealing and demolishing hotels in which they stay (they usually order prostitutes); there was also a well known case of Mossad beating up an Italian living in Kraków so seriously, that the he ended up in the hospital for a few months and the Italian Embassy had to intervene (he answered back when pushed off the payment by a Mossad guy – to make a way for the school trip).
            The most respectful, she said, are the Poles and the Germans.

            https://polishpress.wordpress.com/2007/05/11/israeli-teenagers-are-a-nuisance-in-poland/

            http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-student-steals-artifacts-from-auschwitz-for-art-project/

            “When you say the Guardian writer was ‘whacked’ do you mean killed by the Khmer Rouge? Can you remember his name?” – of course, I remember: I’ve done an extensive research on the most shameful things “The Guardian” has written when I went to meet “The Guardian” journalist.
            But she turned out to be such a nice person that I didn’t have the heart to confront her on all the shameless lies “The Guardian” has published, and I only proved to her that she knows fuck all about the forest (she writes about the ecology) – in the nicest way possible.
            Mr Malcolm Caldwell was his name.

            “Did you read Sunday’s Sindo for example?” – I spent so much time on this blog that I only have time to read David McWilliams’ (always), Ian O’Doherty’s and Dan O’Brien’s columns (not always), plus all letters to check if someone has attacked again or if “Dr” Kevin McCarthy from Kinsale (don’t confuse him with another Dr Kevin McCarthy, an engineer from UCC Cork) has lied pathologically again.

            “My considered view (which I can back up again and again) is that people are living in a fantasy world, an enormous collective delusion.” – the fact that nowadays, people watch and text instead of reading is not helping it…

            “Hitler and the ‘Holocaust’ are central to that ‘narrative’.” – interestingly not Stalin and Mao, who killed a lot more people than a relatively moderate Hitler. Why? Because these intellectuals praised Stalin and Mao, and would have to own up to it.

            “(It also explains that ‘law’ that states that the longer any blog discussion becomes the more likely somebody is to mention Hitler – he is simply central to the ‘narrative’.)” – there is even a name for this law, but I forgot it. I am now so saturated with the word “narrative” that I even used it in “The Irish Independent”.
            It’s still better than the words “synergy”, “slashie” or “to pivot”: no wonder that so many native speakers fail at the Australian Immigration Englsh Test.

            “So while I accept you have a point in your geopolitical analysis of Poland and Germany and the rest, it is not as important as the fantasy. I repeat, the irrational cannot be explained by rational motives.” – but excessive immigration often comes from the wrong geopolitical choices. After all, it wasn’t Trump who let in all those Jihadi “refugees” but Merkel.

            Regards

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “all letters to check if someone has attacked again” = attacked me again.

            Always when I write something negative and inconveniently true about Russia in “The Irish Independent”, some Russian troll would then attacks me personally – and they usually come from the ex-Irish Army background, which is fucking worrying for the state of defense-readiness of this great little country that – for years – has been spending less money on its defense as Andorra.

          • coldblow

            Grzeg,

            He looks craaazy all right.

            Are you interested in the German 68ers?

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my9wSKkJQyA

            I made the following comment. I had made a similar one before and either it did not take or was removed. If it was removed it supports my (and Goetz Aly’s (author of “Unser Kampf”) that the liberals are in essence highly illiberal.

            “This is a good discussion, which I have watched a few times and it gets a little bit more surreal each time I watch it.

            “Apologies for writing in English. I have watched this a few times and it is very interesting.

            The obvious omission is the international context, as if the whole thing was confined to Germany.

            More time should have been given to Aly to develop his argument seeing as it is obviously him against the rest all the way through. I read his book and it is an interesting thesis. He is right to focus on the intolerance, the censorship and the parallels with the rootless nihilism of their parents in the Nazi period.

            How and why did this extraordinary explosion of nonsense occur when the Germans never had it so good, with unemployment at 1%? Augstein bewails the fact that there was no political problems to get worked up about. I assume she is happier now. So what was it then? From this it was the right to wear jeans and to grow your hair long and to get rid of corporal punishment in the schools. Is my German bad, or does Theweleit really say that his fellows did not force their professors into retirement; rather they forced them to allow the students to criticize their teaching and the lecturers then retired of their own free will!

            As for Theweleit’s claim that Franco was one of history’s worse mass-murderers, Spanish historian Pio Moa (Rodriguez) convincingly explodes this myth (and many other myths).

            I thought I had made this comment earlier but it was missing when I looked in just now.”

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            Coldblow,
            That 3SAT link documentary looks great – thanks!
            I’m moderately interested in 68′ers – as a part of a larger problem of the, on the one hand, neo-marxism (the Frankfurt School) and, on the other hand, KGB deception program (if you’ve watched it, it’s worth re-watching; if you didn’t watch it – watch it:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f62POTv1RJE

            and

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2GjY8DN-7I

            (sadly, the rest of his Antidote programs is completely cranky).

            Interestingly, when we look at the history of totalitarian regimes, they support “libertine” movements and ideas in countries they want to conquer, but when they enter the country, all these weirdos are the first they execute because they want anarchy in enemy states, but not in their own state.
            ______________________________

            It’s possible that later this year, I may limit my activity on this blog to reading only – I’ve received a proposal of a very well paid job starting in October, which however would require me to
            1) Move to Cork City which
            1.1) I don’t even know if it’s technically possible for me (with all the stuff that I have, I’d probably have to take a bank loan to hire a lorry, which pales in comparison to money needed for deposits and so on in peak-of-the-bubble Irish property market
            1.2) That’s a trivial and insignificant problem but it warrants a mention nonetheless: I might feel foreign there (I don’t in Greater Dublin).

            and

            2) What I’m doing now allows me to work on documents and listen to stuff in the background when I don’t need to focus that much – I’m multitasking – occasionally to stop and comment or write a letter to Indo. That won’t be the case with this job, plus it may be impossible for me to do my hobby-job, which is journalism (I write articles for a magazine in Poland).

            So that’s what I wanted to tell you.
            What do you think of living in Cork City v living in Dublin/east coast?
            My housemate’s family is from Cork City and he said that I’d be for a culture shock there, but he was unable to explain why other than “it’s very culchy” – which doesn’t explain anything because Dublin people (he is) say that about anything that’s not Dublin.

            P.S. I think that this would be relevant to your reflections on the Great Delusion we live in:

            https://books.google.ie/books?id=Kv_1CwAAQBAJ&pg=PT66&lpg=PT66&dq=Legutko+hippies&source=bl&ots=ylT_P2aW22&sig=4Q5C0g0zbVjmpz_g6jKdd9Jz9-s&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwja-aeZp9DVAhUpC8AKHSRcCzIQ6AEINzAD#v=onepage&q=Legutko%20hippies&f=false

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            3SAT debate rather than a documentary – but I prefer debates to documentaries anyway.
            I’ve heard about “Unser Kampf”, but never had time to read: I know that it was translated into Polish and became a bestseller in Poland.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            Speaking of bestsellers – do you know that when a different book with a similar title – “Mein Kampf” – was recently published in Bavaria, it became a bestseller there (Surely Martin Schulz must know it by heart – and don’t call me Shirley ;-).

            Make that what you will of the state of awareness of the Poles v the Bavarians (who are more aware than people in any other German land anyway, and I sincerely wish them for their own good that they detach themselves from Bismarcks Prussia).

          • Truthist

            Effort to form Communist State of Spain, & the atrocities committed by direction of of the so-called Republican Leadership of Spain, were revenge upon Catholic Spain for the Inquisition held some 400-500 years prior in which folks were tortured for to gain confessions as to where their Gold was.
            “Eye for an Eye, & Tooth for a Tooth” as they would have it.
            .
            Most of the atrocities in Spanish Civil War were committed by the Republican + Socialist / Communist side.

        • Truthist

          “Btw, was not the Fine Gael farmers who finished the communist Muppets in Co Cork ?”
          .
          Please explain the above ;
          I am not familiar with such an episode in Irish history ?
          .

        • Truthist

          So, Grzegorz, u are seriously considering moving to live in Cork.
          .
          I do not know how u are faring in ur emails that u commenced with my friend ;
          But, for ur information he is from Cork City.
          That is how I have special knowledge on Cork.
          And, I beg to differ totally with what ur house-mate from Dublin, but with parents from Cork, says.
          .
          Based on my personal experiences & observations, Cork, & especially Cork City, has the highest percentage of its natives as decent folk ;
          Although, as with every place in Ireland, such people are ever declining in number.
          .
          Still, a real Dub — as opposed to the Jackeen type that are despised throughout the rest of Ireland for being obnoxious & arrogant — ranks up there at the very top as being best.
          A real Dub is the salt of the earth.

          • Truthist

            Be sure to contact my friend for his help Re; all matters Cork
            incl.
            Cork County.
            He might be able to arrange transport of ur stuff for free, or next-to-nothing, too.
            He has loads of contacts.

        • Truthist

          Retraction ;
          .
          Most of the atrocities — incl. executions after the war — were committed by the Nationalist side.
          But, I think that it is fair to say that the precedents were committed by the Republican sides.
          They were very anti-Catholic, & wanted a bloodbath.

        • coldblow

          Grzeg

          My German isn’t very good so I’d be interested if it is true what I wrote about Theweleit, that they didn’t force their lecturers to resign but that they insisted on having the democratic right to disrupt their lessons and the lecturers then resigned of their own free will. If it is true then it is a beauty – but there are so many howlers these days (Hitchens said in his recent article about Scandinavia that one of the joys of research is discovering, or confirming, what people really did say).

          From what the contributors in the 68er video say the reasons for the rebellion were the right to listen to rock and roll and to wear ‘bluejeans’ (the word reminds me of Zazie dans le Métro) and to abolish corporal punishment in the schools (I had a long online argument last year with an Englishman who had attended a public school and for whom the issue was almost above any other in importance).

          Goetz Aly (whose Unser Kampf is interesting but much of it is over my head because I don’t know much about German affairs) sounds like he got it right in saying that many of them were young men from the south of the country who had argued with their fathers. The woman panellist is hopeless. Theweleit is an instantly recognisable example of what could be called ‘alpha-male liberal’ and the other fellow just seemed to say that there were all kinds of reasons for the 68 nonsense (if I got that right, which I may not have), which is hardly better than saying nothing at all.

          About Cork, I used to work with a former Dunnes Stores manager who liked everywhere he worked with them except for Cork, which he could not take. He used to ring up the Dunnes family in Head Office and demand that they inspect his supermarket knowing that they would refuse to do so just to spite him, which is of course what he wanted. I haven’t been in Cork since we came down here and I have told my wife that I woill be pleased if I never have to see it again for the rest of my life.

          Apart from hoping they lose every GAA match (they are not only bad losers but bad winners too) I can’t say I dislike Cork people. On an individual level they are probably better than most, but collectively I get the idea that their idea of heaven is living in Cork and talking about Cork. Perhaps they are right. On the other hand we came over to Co. Cork on scout camp back in the summer of 69 and when we went into the city the people were extraordinarily friendly. Drivers would slow down to chat out the window with us as we walked about.

          I wonder if you would feel like a stranger now. Ireland has changed enormously in recent years. David and his fellow-believers see it as a good thing when of course it is the opposite. As Desmond Fennell saw thirty years ago and more what they really want is Un-Ireland or Anti-Ireland because the country as she was horrified their sensibilities. (This by the way is what David’s Good Room means, not what he thinks it means.) However that should be in your favour because even Cork will soon feel like Nowhere even if it hasn’t quite got there yet. (But don’t worry, they are working on it.)

          A job which took up all my energy is the last thing I’d ever want. Indeed, since I was 16 and first thought about what I would like to do I realized that there was no job I wanted to do but that, since I needed a job, I wanted one that was the least demanding and which gave me the biggest possible opportunity of indulging my interests, to step out of the world into my own space. I was unbelievable fortunate in finding this. If I were in a demanding job I would be looking all the time for ways of streamlining it to give myself breathing room.

          However that might not be what suits you. Extraverts seem to enjoy throwing themselves into their work. You are going to have to pray about it.

          Does hiring a lorry for removals cost that much? When we came down to Kerry about 9 years ago a local removals firm quoted about 1,600 euro but we got it done by a man down here in Kerry who did it for (I think) 450. He had a new lorry, which he since had to sell because the housing market had just collapsed.

          I have just thought of another word to add to the list: harrowing (as in ‘harrowing racial abuse’ – just threw that in to get you going).

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            So many interesting observations and I’m tight on time and low on energy…
            As to the 3 SAT debate, maybe I’ll come back to you on that some other week as to what they had said (I’m practically bi(tri)lingual when it comes to listening to Polish/English v German).

            “From what the contributors in the 68er video say the reasons for the rebellion were the right to listen to rock and roll and to wear ‘bluejeans’ (the word reminds me of Zazie dans le Métro) and to abolish corporal punishment in the schools”.

            Yep. That was pretty much it, plus the Maoist slogans. And the 68-ers in the US were still not as bad as their offsprings because at least they went to traditional schools (that’s why the 1960s pop music was so much more creative than techno). Unlike in the US (where you have two liberal coasts v conservative middle), these people (68′ers) now rule Germany almost single-handily (btw, the German Green Party had a motion in the 1980s to legalise pedophilia): so Germany at the moment is a very unhealthy mixture of post-Nazism, post-Bismarck, and post-1968.

            Again and again, speaking of 1968-ers, I would u r g e you to invest some time and mental energy one day to get familiar with writings of Prof. Ryszard Legutko – my former lecturer, currently MEP and Nigel Farage’s friend in the EU Parliament (which writings might throw a valuable light for you as to where the liberal delusion you describe came from); ie that link I attached, or:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIgH0bnWSnc&t=8s

            In professional circles (so academics or politicians like Mr Farage), Legutko has been, for the last 2 decades or so, probably world’s most influential thinker among critics of liberalism (but you wouldn’t know that from reading the top 50 thinkers lists in the press ;-) – enough said that Roger Scruton himself described him as currently worlds’ most interesting thinker.

            https://www.amazon.com/Society-Department-Store-Reflections-Millennium/dp/0739103717

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            “When we came down to Kerry about 9 years ago a local removals firm quoted about 1,600 euro but we got it done by a man down here in Kerry who did it for (I think) 450.” – but came from where?
            I lived in a culchie-side in Ireland and moving my things in a van from one part of a small town to another part (3k, 2 courses) was 100 euro. A taxi to Dublin airport (80k) was 165 euro.

            And that was 15 years ago, and I have 4 times as many things (ie 200 books and dozens of kg of files), and Cork is so far that sometimes I wonder if it isn’t actually in Spain…

            And that doesn’t include the cost of deposit and the fact that you won’t be paid until a month later – while you have to pay upfront for things (I spent a lot of my money trying to do whatever I could to ease off my late mom’s fight with cancer – 2 cancers actually (she won the battle with the intestines cancer but got a lung cancer 5 years later).

            “I wonder if you would feel like a stranger now. Ireland has changed enormously in recent years. David and his fellow-believers see it as a good thing when of course it is the opposite. As Desmond Fennell saw thirty years ago and more what they really want is Un-Ireland or Anti-Ireland because the country as she was horrified their sensibilities. (This, by the way, is what David’s Good Room means, not what he thinks it means.) However, that should be in your favour because even Cork will soon feel like Nowhere even if it hasn’t quite got there yet. (But don’t worry, they are working on it.)”

            Interesting remarks, I must think about them more. Not 100% sure if I understood you correctly as to why David got the concept of the Good Room wrong.
            ____

            I think that it is somewhat of a misunderstanding that immigrants like myself would prefer that their host countries lose their identities – or places that are multicultural.
            I accept multiculturalism (as OPPOSED to multi-civilisationism: see Feliks Koneczny): but when you have Italian districts, German Christmas markets and Polish shops/flags in Dublin: NOT WHEN you have that mixed up with each other – and with the Hollywood pop-culture (which is even worse than multiculti) in e v e r y corner.

            I think that there are 3 major groups of immigrants:

            1. The invaders (ie the recent wave from Asia, Middle East or southern Africa; the occupants – ie Germans in WWII Poland, the Danes and Normans in 11th century; most Ulster Scots – most because contrary to what people think some of their settlements – not many, but some – were upon agreements with the locals; ie some of those peaceful settlers were captured by Muslims from Ireland and brought to Africa).

            So anyway – the invaders do not want the host country to have NO identity but
            r a t h e r they want to destroy the existing identities and r e p l a c e them with THEIR own (this, after all, is how Britain was created – Normans, French language).

            However, IF the host’s country culture is strong, the opposite happens – the invaders soak with the host’s country’s culture and become more Irish/Polish/Americans than the Irish/Poles/Americans themselves.

            Examples:

            a) Irish – the Statute of Kilkenny was issued because the English were getting too Irishised and this had to be stopped.

            b) Polish – Polish culture was so strong that in the past, Poland was the only country who assimilated Muslims and turned them Polish (Polish Tatars) – even Habsburgs, when settled in Poland, turned anti-German in 40 years!
            Btw, Polish Tatars (still practicing Islam!) are strongly against Muslim “refugees”.

            c) Post-famine Irish immigration to the US was a good example – in 1850s, Boston had a much higher percentage of non-nationals – that is the Irish – than Dublin today (like a couple of TIMES higher!) – many of them could not communicate in English, and the crime rate among them was 11 times higher than among German immigrants! (not to mention the undercutting of Blacks wages, followed by the Irish mass violence against the American Blacks, and the fact that post-famine Irish women were known for having kids with local Blacks in order to obtain the US citizenship quick (this is very well researched) – which would obviously leave their compatriots from Ireland frustrated and prone to violence/drink).

            YET THE PARTLY “INVADER” TYPE IRISH IMMIGRANTS TO BOSTON BECAME, IN 50 YEARS, AN EXEMPLARY CASE OF SUCCESSFUL ASSIMILATION (I’m talking about those who stayed in Boston – because those who went into the West, went into an empty land anyway – to a certain extent, we can also say that during the 1st Polish Republic, the Poles were an invader type of immigrants in Lithuania – with a slight difference that it was Lithuania that wanted to join Poland; they also assimilated; so did the Scots in Lithuania).

            Why was these (half) invader type of Irish immigrants in Boston – one of the last waves in the US; ie the Poles arrived in the 17th century; and the US legal system actually modeled on Polish (Jefferson studied a book of Grzymala-Goslicki) – assimilated well (the vastness of the Wild West doesn’t explain it because they mostly stayed in Boston)?

            Because

            a) They came to work (and out of poverty, of course, which was not their fault (initially they received some humanitarian help) – not for welfare

            b) There was the opposite of nihilism in the US the Irish came to.

            So

            MASS IMMIGRATION IS NOT A THREAT TO A HOST COUNTRY’S IDENTITY PROVIDED THAT THE HOST COUNTRY’S CULTURE IS STRONGER THAN THAT OF THE IMMIGRANTS (otherwise they will not assimilate because there would be NOTHING TO ASSIMILATE TO),
            AND PROVIDED THAT THEY DO NOT COME ONLY FOR WELFARE.

            BUT NOWADAYS, THE WEST IS SATURATED WITH NIHILISM AND RELATIVISM AND HAS ENORMOUSLY BIG GOVERNMENTS PLUS OBAMA-TYPE “IDENTITY POLITICS” (ETHNIC MINORITIES AS OPPOSED TO ASSIMILATION).

            THEREFORE, MASS NON-EUROPEAN MIGRATION OF PEOPLE WHOSE IDENTITIES ARE STRONGER THAN THOSE OF WESTERNERS MUST END UP IN THE WEAKER WESTERN CULTURE BEING REPLACED BY AFRICAN/ASIAN/MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURE.
            ________
            The second type of immigrants are the “parrots”.

            The parrots want to abandon their native culture as soon as possible because they think that this will allow them to assimilate quicker (probably the main reason why in 1920s-1950s Ireland you had the impression as if almost every second girl born in Ireland was called Mary as opposed to Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh: a name which, in comparison, makes even my name and surname easy to pronounce for the Americans).

            Personally, I despise such immigrants because as a result, they are forced to PRETEND that they are someone they are not; besides, they do not SHARE any culture of their own, but rather they
            v e g e t a t e on the culture that is not of theirs:

            “To return to the lamp, he said, the feeding of it is also a nice problem. You must choose the pure oil and you must be careful when you pour it in not to overflow it, not to pour in more than the funnel can hold.
            What funnel? asked Stephen.
            The funnel through which you pour the oil into your lamp.
            That? said Stephen. Is that called a funnel? Is it not a tundish?
            What is a tundish?
            That. The funnel.
            Is that called a tundish in Ireland? asked the dean. I never heard the word in my life.
            It is called a tundish in Lower Drumcondra, said Stephen, laughing, where they speak the best English.

            A tundish, said the dean reflectively. That is a most interesting word. I must look that word up. Upon my word I must.

            His courtesy of manner rang a little false and Stephen looked at the English convert with the same eyes as the elder brother in the parable may have turned on the prodigal. A humble follower in the wake of clamorous conversions, a poor Englishman in Ireland, he seemed to have entered on the stage of Jesuit history when that strange play of intrigue and suffering and envy and struggle and indignity had been all but given through — a late-comer, a tardy spirit. From what had he set out? Perhaps he had been born and bred among serious dissenters, seeing salvation in Jesus only and abhorring the vain pomps of the establishment. Had he felt the need of an implicit faith amid the welter of sectarianism and the jargon of its turbulent schisms, six principle men, peculiar people, seed and snake baptists, supralapsarian dogmatists? Had he found the true church all of a sudden in winding up to the end like a reel of cotton some fine-spun line of reasoning upon insufflation on the imposition of hands or the procession of the Holy Ghost? Or had Lord Christ touched him and bidden him follow, like that disciple who had sat at the receipt of custom, as he sat by the door of some zinc-roofed chapel, yawning and telling over his church pence?

            The dean repeated the word yet again.
            Tundish! Well now, that is interesting!

            The little word seemed to have turned a rapier point of his sensitiveness against this courteous and vigilant foe. He felt with a smart of dejection that the man to whom he was speaking was a countryman of Ben Jonson. He thought:
            The language in which we are speaking is his before it is mine. How different are the words home, Christ, ale, master, on his lips and on mine! I cannot speak or write these words without unrest of spirit. His language, so familiar and so foreign, will always be for me an acquired speech. I have not made or accepted its words. My voice holds them at bay. My soul frets in the shadow of his language.”

            ___________________________________
            Therefore, I chose the option
            c) I try to improve what I think CAN be improved in the current Irish culture (nihilism, relativism, dumbing down via smartphonism and yappism (from the word “yapping”); lack of critical thinking skills making the Irish very easy to manipulate (see: the swine flu: Poland didn’t buy the swine flu, as the Poles wouldn’t give it to their kids despite propaganda; also the all-European protests against ACTA started in Poland, and now the Polish youth protests against Facebook censorship while the Irish youth seems to love it).

            At the same time, I want to help the Irish come out from their somewhat delusional state of mind without destroying the Irish identity and culture (ie their relaxed and phlegmatic attitude; their warmth; their lingo; their self-effacing sense of humour with occasional bouts of little stings directed at strangers that some strangers take as compliments; their talent for storytelling, in which the simple Irish have no superiors among simple people among other nations.

            And, I also want to retain my own national identity – while being open to absorbing elements of the Irish culture (which I am – some people when asked where they think I am from think, initially, that I am from Dublin: my friend who is a Dubliner but was born in Monaghan nearly got a heart attack when, after us ordering something, a fellow in a take away asked h i m – and where are yous lads from – ya not from Dublin, eh? ;-).

            All in all, I much prefer places in Ireland that have a strong Irish identity (provided that the locals didn’t become brutal beasts) rather than those that look the same as anywhere else (and most of Ireland looks/tastes/dresses/talks/thinks the same: much more than Poland does!).

            Places with no identity and shopping centres/McDonalds/Starbucks/ubiquitous Che Guevara T-Shirts (which, contrary to first impressions, the same as McDonaldisation – think about it! – replacing the local customs/small shops make me depressed.

            So – provided that the whole moving thing comes to fruition, it’s not the strong identity of a place that would make me a stranger; rather, it would be:
            a) The fact that I wouldn’t know anyone no one would know me and
            b) Their accents and my accent (I might not even fully understand the Cork speech!)

            Btw, if I were to say what I like about Ireland the most, I would say that there is something magical about the sea – and its magic is instantaneous. It’s the perfect toy – it shimmers, it flickers; it pounds on the shores. It’s unbreakable. There is nothing more refreshing than the early morning breeze, and there is nothing more tranquil than sunset on the beach. I love places in Ireland where you can get off the train or car, and immerse yourself in the world that the world once was – buying a genuine Italian gelato, with ice cream that is whipped longer and more air is allowed in. And if you are a coffee freak like I am, places where you can sip it as fresh and as good as you would in Rome.

            The Atlantic is better for that than the Irish Sea – the ocean will act upon your soul with its waves. It will teach you to listen to it – but you will only hear it when you are quiet inside…

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “I wonder if you would feel like a stranger now. ” – to answer your question: in Greater Dublin, no, I don’t feel like a stranger…
            I felt like a stranger in Warsaw!

          • coldblow

            Grzegorz

            Much of what you write I agree with and have being saying myself for decades now (usually *to* myself).

            In his classic The Importance of De-Anglicizing Ireland Douglas Hyde tells of emigrants who had become Americans before they were half way across the ocean. An Irish woman in Boston, a landlady, told him that if they didn’t do this they wouldn’t be Irish and she was right (as Hyde acknowledged).

            If countries could be extraverts or introverts there is no doubt that Ireland would be the former to the extent of manic depression. They don’t know who they are, they are enslaved by passing fashion and they insist on trying to enforce their silly views on those who dissent.

            Fennell attributed this to Irish parochialism, which means looking up to the metropole (London, then New York) and despising the local. Others have other viewpoints, which all seem to have much in common. Fennell is scathing about the lack of proper thinking in Irish public life.

            As I understand it, David’s idea of the good room is drawn from middle class snobbery: the house might be cold and bare but the good room, the sitting room, was for keeping up appearances. He uses this to mock the steady, conventional types who never take risks but who are compliant at school and go on to fill comfortable but essentially parasitic roles in the professions and the civil service.

            This metaphor is misplaced because David is obviously in thrall to fashionable (and highly damaging) ideas which are all come from outside Ireland. The good room is the anxiety the Irish liberals have to appear modern and enlightened to their peers abroad.

            Ireland as she has existed from the start is now finished (bar a miracle) and the place we now live in is Non-Ireland to all intents and purposes. A similar process is in train throughout the West as I am sure you and anyone who has given it a moment’s thought is already well aware.

            One of the reasons I liked it when I came here from South-East London (the ‘South East’ is important) thirty years ago exactly is that it was (as you say) like stepping back in time. People still blessed themselves when passing a church, as I had done as a small boy but which nobody did any more in London, or anywhere else in England for sure. There were other similar reasons as well, but I don’t include the sea because I couldn’t care less (my mother was also surprised by how much it meant to so many). But these reasons are trivial compared to the real reason, which is all about where you belong. If I open my mouth people think I am on holiday from England. If it’s Irish they might think I’m from Connemara (although the locals there certainly would not).

            My views about this were expressed in today’s second reading (Romans (9:1-5). I never cease to be amazed by such coincidences.

            It was obvious thirty years ago that the country was in rapid transition and that it was never going to end in any way other than it has done so (although it has not ended yet and nobody knows what is in store). Poland will end up the same way unless they can think up something very special. Frankly this troubles me but most appear to be pleased, or at least ‘relaxed’ about it (as the media would say, another word for the list).

            Even if the end was certain there was still much to experience. For example the author of the best-selling McCarthy’s Bar (a second-generation Irishman like me and an orthodox liberal – and you don’t need his chapter about Loch Derg to convince you) wrote about the fake bar in the ‘heritage village’ for tourists at Bunratty. This is where the locals would gather while the genuine bar would be crammed with tourists. There was a surreal quality to it. It was a country where the airways were already full of contemporary jibberish but where the wind would change direction and you were in a different world.

            A few weeks ago I visited Inishmore (or ‘Árainn’ as I call it) with my wife and child, my first time there. You will still hear Gaelic spoken to each other by the jarveys outside Dún Aengus (a place about which I was just as indifferent as my sixteen-year-old son). The sight of so many hired bicycles whizzing about the place was gratifyingly surreal (a man in a Spiddal pub told us that one day earlier this year 2,500 of them were let loose, although I don’t believe him). There were crowds of Japanese and Italians about the place.

            The social hub is the Spar shop, which is like our convenience shop a few doors away, only much bigger and with added anomie. The moment that struck me most was in the pub toilet that night. He was relatively young (and I am pretty sure that few of his age can speak Gaelic with real ease) and he let loose on his interlocutor (who was confined to monosyllabic replies) an unbroken flow of Irish, every other word a f**k, with unfeigned passion. I don’t know if it was the weather he was giving out about, or what. It could have been me, for all I know. But it was worth travelling just for *that*!

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            That’s the quote from the Bible that I didn’t remember, even though I read the whole Bible in my primary school (or maybe because it was so long ago). It’s a very interesting one. If you read the Apocalypse, it seems to follow from it that Israel will be the last national state on earth (the rest of the worlds will be divided into 10 kingdoms).

            With the sea, for me it’s also the fact that people who you would meet there (in rough places in the mountains) are much more pleasant to be surrounded with than in towns (the knackers are simply too lazy to walk when one has to walk for a long time to get there).
            I forgot to mention that I prefer the sea at night (I sometimes go to the mountains at night).

            “People still blessed themselves when passing a church,” – yes, people used to do it in Poland when I lived there; don’t know about now, but I sometimes see people doing that on DB!

            All in all, I have a strange impression that I am on the same length wave with city people in Ireland who are… over 70! For some reason, they are usually sort of drawn to me (ie I was once asked someone in passing by an 80-year old guy in RAF uniform, in Collin Barracks and we spent 30 min talking; I cannot say that I am on the same length wave with people in Dublin of my age: all they talk is food and drink, even people from IT companies!!! (ie, ask them what they remember from Kraków/Haiti/Kent/Munich/Philippines and nearly all will tell you: “we had a lovely chicken breast and the beer was cheap, but it was good; cigarettes are not as cheap there as we thought – but you couldn’t buy white pudding.”; I’ve some Irish friends who would go on holidays to Croatia and keep posting photos twice a day that 10% of them would be beach and 90% of them would be food and drink (ppl in Poland would really look like at an idiot at anyone who’d post more than 2 photos like that from 2 weeks holidays).

            Some young Poles living here adopt that attitude too (as are most Poles in Poland who work for the corporations), especially if they rubbed themselves against the Irish secondary schools.

            Sometimes I wonder if that’s not related to the fact that most people in Poland grow and cook their own food, even in towns, while in Dublin people rarely cook it and never grow it and cook it (I’m talking about Ritalin in processed and such like that gives you AD/HD; plus all the rest we talked about).

            ” was obvious thirty years ago that the country was in rapid transition and that it was never going to end in any way other than it has done so (although it has not ended yet and nobody knows what is in store). Poland will end up the same way unless they can think up something very special.” – Poland was getting like that until 2 million people emigrated and started to experience that England is not country of Oxford discussion clubs and self-restrained tweeded gentlemen that they had been told it was, and it is populated with smartphones zombies, burkas and Gleichschaltuing instead – while those who stayed in Poland woke up to the fact that foreign corporations and dodgy foundatiosn fuck them up; so since Kaczynski gave their younger siblings a hope that

            As I don’t think that you are likely to reach for the texts of Mr Legutko, I’ll give you a foretaste by pasting some excerpts from his article “What’s Wrong With Liberalism?”:

            “To many, liberalism seems the best, in fact the only, platform that enables political leaders and social groups to cooperate and to introduce social changes and political reforms.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            COLDBLOW,
            Couldn’t finish my sentence with Kaczynski before it got posted – my point was that he gave many young people with no connections and from outside of Warsaw hope that a change towards a fairer, a respected Poland is possible – and that reversing the order of things (from being a German/French colony to be a big player) is possible – and if so, maybe young people will not have to emigrate (whether he can deliver is another thing: but the psychological change is important).

            As a result, around 2005 THE PAN-EUROPEAN LEFTY AND NO-IDENTITY METROSEX TRENDS IN POLAND HAVE REVERSED AND NOW THE YOUNG GENERATION OF POLES ARE MUCH MORE CONSERVATIVE MTV AND HOLLYWOOD ARE NO LONGER IN FASHION: PATRIOTISM AND RECONSTRUCTION GROUPS REPLACED POP-CULTURE

            Back to passages from Legutko’s article (btw, this artcile was written in the early 1990s):

            “When the East Europeans freed themselves from the Soviet hegemony, the first thing they were told, and many of them told themselves, was that they must follow the liberal pattern. What “the liberal pattern” meant was not clear. What was clear, however, was that any open rejection of this recommendation, even if only barely spoken, or a deliberate replacement of the word “liberal” by “non-liberal” would provoke unpleasant consequences in international institutions and in international public opinion.

            Liberalism is obviously a loose and rather obscure concept covering several ideas, not always compatible with one another in different historical contexts. It extends from radical free market capitalism to certain forms of the welfare state, from Ludwig von Mises to John Rawls, from Reaganomics to the European Union. Shifting from a narrow understanding of liberalism to a large one and then back to a narrow one is, especially in polemics, a common practice among politicians, political commentators, and the public at large. This makes a coherent and exhaustive rendering of “liberalism” extremely difficult.

            “Can one have non-liberal or even anti-liberal views today without becoming, at best, a laughing stock, or at worst, a dangerous supporter of authoritarianism? Is the thinness of basic assumptions indeed the only way to secure liberal ends? I, for one, think that the identification of liberalism and liberty, so characteristic of modern times, is largely unfounded. Liberalism is one of several systems whose aim is to establish a certain ordering of the world. Whether this ordering is good, or preferable to other orderings, or to what extent this ordering increases our freedom, are open questions, and no definite answer seems compelling.

            “First Argument

            The first and most immediate reason for my lukewarm attitude toward liberalism is its modest position in the entirety of human experience. To put it simply: liberalism as a theory is not interesting. Plato, Aristotle, Dante, Shakespeare, and Dostoyevsky were not liberals. One cannot think of any outstanding writer who could be qualified simply and solely as a liberal. What is most fascinating in the picture of man and the world, in the understanding of our relation to God, to nature, to one another, was all formulated outside the realm of liberal thought.

            “Second Argument

            What has been said so far can immediately be countered with the following reply. Liberalism does not address the fundamental metaphysical and anthropological — which is to say, human — problems because it has a far more modest objective. Liberalism’s purpose is merely to create a framework within which people can function as acting, thinking, and creating beings.

            “his leads me to my second argument. Liberals always place themselves in a higher position than their interlocutors, and from that position they have an irresistible urge to dominate. What they usually say is something like this: We are not interested in deciding any particular issue; all we want to do is to create a system within which you will make your own decisions. By saying this they do two things which I find rather dubious. First, they always usurp for themselves — without asking anyone for permission and without any permission being granted — the role of the architectonic organizer of society; thus they always want to dominate by performing the roles of the guardians of the whole of the social system and the judges of the procedural rules within the system. Second, they declare “neutrality” towards concrete solutions and decisions within the system, but such “neutrality” is impossible to maintain; one cannot be an organizer of everything while at the same time refraining from imposing substantively in specific cases.

            At least since John Locke, the liberals — declaring that all they are interested in is freedom of individuals and not the content of their choices — have made categorical judgments about what government should look like, how it should govern, how social life should be arranged, how families should be constructed, how our minds should work, and how we should relate to God. They had definitive answers — believed to follow from the principles underlying their framework — about which institutions are inferior and which superior, how children should be educated and what objectives schools and universities should have, what is the best structure of churches and families, what are acceptable relations between spouses, between parents and children, between teachers and pupils. The answers “I don’t know” or “a decision is not possible within the accepted assumptions” are not something one often hears from liberals. In the system of liberty which they have constructed, everything is predictably known and accordingly regulated.

            “Consequently, non-liberal social structures and traditions — those that still exist — are merely tolerated “for the time being,” and they are under constant and minute supervision. When the time for toleration is over, when “the time being” comes to an end, a non-liberal social structure immediately becomes the object of attack. The most recurrent example is the liberals’ relation to the Roman Catholic Church, which is either formally tolerated in the name of the freedom that allows non-liberals to form non-liberal communities, or else formally attacked, also in the name of the freedom which the church as a non-liberal institution is accused of lacking. But as everyone seriously interested in religion knows, the key to understanding the church lies not in organizational questions but in substantive propositions about human nature, metaphysics, etc. Churches may be liberal or not, but the fact that they are liberal does not make them “by definition” better churches; it does not make them better adapted to the essential needs of human nature and more appropriate as responses to metaphysical problems. To acquiesce in the existence of the Catholic Church — regardless of its non-liberal organizational structure — as an irreducible expression of human experience, an experience from which one can learn or profit, is impossible for liberals. This would be for them a betrayal of liberal principles. Learning from others is something liberals never do.

            Third Argument

            One can hardly deny the moral impulse behind liberal thinking: to free men from bondage because bondage is humiliating. The primary reason one becomes a liberal is to create a situation in which men, to use Kant’s expression, are “freed from tutelage” and become sovereign agents themselves. But what would the world look like when men are in this blessed state? To this question, the liberals reply that it is precisely a world which corresponds to the liberal order. In other words, liberals — and this is my third argument — confuse two kinds of aspiration to freedom, or better, and to put it differently, two claims about freedom.

            The first claim is that people are mature beings and their free actions should not be impeded by arbitrary will. The second claim is that what free people in fact want is a liberal order which best satisfies their need for freedom. These two claims are not necessarily identical, but liberals have no doubt about their equivalence.

            Liberals thus reconcile — in their minds as well as in their consciences — two tendencies which are essentially irreconcilable: acquiescence in the spontaneous development of social reality, and a desire to reshape society radically in accordance with a priori principles. Since those two things are not differentiated in their minds, the liberals believe that not only does the future of freedom depend on whether people accept the system they consider optimal, but also that the implementation of this system is in fact indistinguishable from the satisfaction of the deepest desires of sovereign individuals.

            This, I think, explains an otherwise inexplicable paradox: that modern liberal discourse is not a language of freedom, but a language of necessity. Modernity, we are told, makes it imperative to embrace the liberal system and to reject whatever is not liberal. Whoever thinks otherwise should be placed in the dustbin of history. In no place is this imperative more palpable than in Eastern Europe. Almost immediately after the fall of the old communist regime — whose ideologues also believed in the inexorable laws of history — the peoples of Eastern Europe were told that in order to become free societies they would have to conform to one political model. In order to be free, they had to submit to liberal tutelage. There was to be no nonsense about experimenting, trial and error, drawing lessons from one’s own historical experience or traditions. Schools, universities, the media, families — all had to become liberal. And this did not mean making creative use of one’s freedom, one’s intelligence, and one’s experience, but following a blueprint that was said to be obligatory today and even more obligatory tomorrow.

            ourth Argument

            Many liberals, particularly in recent decades, while never ceasing to preach the superiority of pluralism, have in fact been propagating a dualistic vision of the world: on the one hand, they see pluralism, on the other, what they consider pluralism’s antithesis, which they sometimes call monism. This dichotomy is believed to describe not only the modern world but the entirety of human history, past and future. For liberals, the claim that in the human drama there have always been two antagonists — pluralists and monists — has acquired the status of a dogma, more self-evident than the Ten Commandments. The monists are ayatollahs, Adolf Hitlers, Christian fundamentalists, Catholic integrists, Islamists, conservatives, and many more. Tertium non datur. Whoever does not belong to the camp of the pluralists, the camp of the liberals, will inevitably find himself sooner or later in the camp of their enemies.

            Let us take a well-known but very bad essay by Isaiah Berlin, “Two Concepts of Liberty,” where pluralism is exemplified by “negative liberty” and monism by “positive liberty.” In that essay Berlin argues that those who defend the notion of positive liberty are in fact propounding a theory that justifies political authoritarianism, perhaps even totalitarianism. If, for instance, someone maintains that the human soul consists of two parts — i.e., higher and lower, rational and non-rational — and that the former should control the latter, then he intentionally or unintentionally opens the possibility that a certain institution or group of people will claim the right to take power and, in the name of the higher part of the human soul, impose one ideological and political system on another group representing the lower part of the soul. As it is easy to see, Berlin employs here a slippery slope argument, perhaps the most often used argument in this context, which says that monistic philosophies all lead, sooner or later, to disastrous political consequences by sanctioning discrimination, domination, and other equally reprehensible practices.

            The only problem with this argument is that to the group of “monists” belong all the greatest and the most important philosophers, from Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, to Hegel and Husserl. The dualistic perspective of the pluralists leads to discrediting what is most valuable in philosophy itself, and surprisingly, this act of discrediting is done in the name of “freedom” and “plurality.” Once this dualistic perspective becomes accepted as legitimate, it must entail intellectual degradation similar to what we once had in Marxism, where the entirety of human thought was also divided between two currents: materialism (which was good) and idealism (which was bad). There is no point in studying the “bad” part — whether monism or idealism — unless one either subscribes to the well-known critique of it, or else defends the “bad” part by indicating that it has some elements of the “good” part (pluralism or materialism). Studying the “bad” part for reasons that have nothing to do with the dichotomy makes no sense.

            This also explains the liberals’ tendency to make sweeping judgments, positive or negative, about everything in the past, present, and future. This tendency derives from the simple criterion which they so often apply, and which is essentially political. The liberals do not analyze whether this or that theory is true or false, whether this or that moral position is good or bad, but whether those positions are politically safe — that is, whether they are not too monistic and therefore too authoritarian. And because in the light of the slippery slope argument nothing (other than liberalism) is safe, and because all non-trivial propositions may be placed on the slippery slope, the liberals are moral busybodies, never ceasing to warn, reprimand, condemn, praise, or lament.

            Fifth Argument

            Obsessed with the specter of discrimination and enslavement looming within every social practice, philosophy, or moral norm, liberals fall prey to the rhetoric of emancipation and are helpless when faced with modern ideological mystifications, which are often created in bad faith and from evidently erroneous assumptions. During the last century there have appeared many ideologies that proclaim their noble aim of opposing unjust discrimination. There is practically no minority today that, making recourse to these ideologies, cannot make a convincing case that it is a victim of a particularly sinister form of discrimination.

            The true-breed liberals — for whom the idea of freedom is so dear — are extremely generous in co-opting new groups into the ever-expanding circle of freedom fighters. But their generosity is not always reciprocated. Such radical groups as homosexual activists or feminists do not have any profound sympathy with liberalism, but they use its tools to promote their own goals. In fact, they are egalitarians, and the idea of equality, not liberty, is their principal value.

            The entire system will either have to create a spontaneous acceptance of the assumption that all ethical creeds are essentially equal, or else a supreme authority will have to impose the rule of equality on all groups. In both cases we might talk of the emergence of a sort of multiculturalism, which — as some think — may be a good thing in itself, but this puts an end to a dream of real cultural diversity. Multiculturalism is always either a highly regulated system or a homogenizing ideology which conceals its homogeneity by selecting some fashionable minority “culture” — homosexuals, Africans, feminists — to which its adherents kowtow and make this kowtowing the criterion of “openness” to plurality.

            The second problem is practical. The effect of the increasing number of individual and group claims and the supportive toleration of those claims by liberals creates social and political chaos. The liberals try to bring some order to the situation, but in practice they encourage new groups to make ever more claims and thus to increase the chaos. Liberals resemble a traffic specialist trying to find traffic rules that would enable an increasing number of cars to drive efficiently and without collision and who at the same time is an automobile manufacturer interested in selling as many cars as possible. This task is not feasible. The rules are more and more inclusive, but at the expense of being more and more remote from reality. The result is a loss of a sense of proportion.

            Once, “violence” was associated with torturing people; today it is spanking a child. Freedom of speech once meant the fight for the publication of Solzhenitsyn; today, the measure of free speech is pornography. The liberals seem to believe that the rules that secure freedom should be so inclusive that they cover both prohibition of torture and prohibition of spanking, the publication of Solzhenitsyn and the publication of pornography. They have no doubt that the moral principle is in each case the same. But since the fight against torture and for Solzhenitsyn was won some time ago and it is not likely that it will break out again, now the main offensive is directed against spanking and for freedom of pornography. Most causes célèbres today have a similar element of absurdity.

            Classical liberals such as John Stuart Mill believed that enlarging freedom by encouraging eccentricities would result in an explosion of human creativity. Liberals today are less interested in creativity. They are on the one hand pedantic doctrinaires who never tire of constructing ever more complex and ever more dubious ideologies of inclusion, and on the other hand they are ideological commissars who have acquired remarkable abilities to silence their critics. For whoever disagrees with them is a potential candidate to become a new Adolf Hitler.”

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UPt-gv-Cr4

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxUqMHmWgx0

          • coldblow

            Grzegorz, I agree about the sea at night. A friend in England had a small sailing boat, a cabin cruiser, and we sailed in the Thames Estuary once or twice and crossed the Channel, ending up in Dunkirk.

            I looked at your Legutko video and saved it to my ‘pending’ folder although I know for a fact that I had looked at it before when you recommended it and saved it somewhere. Trouble is I have so much saved that it takes a while to find anything. Other folders included languages (with many sub-divisions), global warming, anticlericalism, Savile, pseudoscience, fake news, psychology, introverts extraverts and atheism.

            The extracts you reproduce are excellent and I would probably agree with all of them, though there would different nuances all over the place of course. Points which caught my eye were sham neutrality, the contradiction between the two kinds of freedom (which reminds me of the Soviet Bloc), monism vs pluralism. Ed West in his Diversity Illusion makes the point strongly that a multicultural, or perhaps more so a multiracial society, needs to be authoritarian. The lack of creativity among liberals is also blazingly obvious to anyone who has eyes and ears. I recently linked to Fennell’s article calle On Thinking or Irish Thinking (from his website) where he really puts the boot into Irish ‘creative’ writing. (I linked to it here a few years ago too and one person thought it was good.)

            The lack of honesty in the use of language is most important. Liberal means different things to suit their arguments. Fennell said long ago that the terms left and right were useless. I find it amusing that the term ‘reactionary’ has become popular over the last two or three years. I am certain that it had been absent from mainstream discussion for God knows how long. When I was at school it was applied mainly to those who created, or re-created a conservative Europe after the Treaty of Vienna.

            Legutko also uses the phrase the dustbin of history. Lefty TD Bríd Smith said the charge should be consigned to said dustbin. I wrote a letter to the Irish Catholic last month pointing out that she was parroting Trotsky although she did probably did not realize it, but they did not publish it.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “I wrote a letter to the Irish Catholic last month pointing out that she was parroting Trotsky although she did probably did not realize it, but they did not publish it.” – I think you’d have much better chance to have it published in the Irish Independent: I think that the Irish Catholicism is really adopting the Pope Francis line (which is basically pure Marxism). When the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith pointed out to him that basically his recent teaching contradicts the Bible and the Bible is above the Pope, Francis sacked him.
            Then he sent a letter congratulating two gays from Brazil their marriage and – yes! – child adoption (he also praises abortionists).
            So you or I have no chance to get anything published in the Irish Catholic – some people still think that the Irish Catholic Chruch is like in the 1950s: that’s like they thought a meat in supermarkets is like in 1950s.

            Here is Legutko speaking to Angela Merkel:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd01apI0x-A

            P.S. Last week, I posted my musings about a well-paid job offer I got, which would involve moving to Cork – and how difficult and costly that would be, and I would need a bank loan.
            Would you believe it that today, I had a phone call from my bank asking me if I am interested in a bank loan and, if so, how much would I think of? – this is scary shit, Coldblow.
            I also think that (as it was variable rates only) that this is one of the signs of what I have been writing for the last 3 years that the interest rates MUST go up and go up they will.
            I actually thought that it was that company director calling me, so – to add to the absurd of that situation – I said that I was delighted they were calling me :-)
            From this, there is only one step up – the chipping of people.

            More Legutko:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9hZAWJBpNI

            Did you know that PM David Cameron came under a strong criticism in the UK that his party is allied (as is UKiP) in the EU Parliament with right-wing extreme (whatever tha means) like Prof. Legutko?

            But in England and Poland the words still have more meanings than in Germany: if you talk to educated German people, they would often ask you if you are “Radikal” – which is the greatest compliment in their arts circles (it really means “are you a loony communist that wants to blow everything up”, as opposed to a “conservative”, who wants to do the same via the Long March through Institutions?
            One evening, I lost what looked like a chance to have a sex with a lovely German lady :-( I was walking home, when I answered her question “Bist Du radikal?” by “Meinst Du – radikal wie Hitler?” LOL

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “we sailed in the Thames Estuary once or twice and crossed the Channel, ending up in Dunkirk.” – what, are you serious??????!!!!!!
            Were you not scared of getting carried west? The English Channel can be very rough very suddenly, you know…
            I actually emigrated to Ireland on a boat, you know – but this was a proper, big boat, with engine, cover, GPS and life-jackets (in Britain, I worked for an aristocrat, who also owned a helicopter, 2 castles and a multinational company – and he knew William Hague (I’ve met him in his castle, where I lived)). Some say that he killed his wife (the aristocrat –
            n o t – heaven forfend! – Mr Hague).

  11. “more traumatically, the mass expropriation of native lands, ”

    It is called invasion and conquest. It is a continuing function of mankind and mother nature. There is nothing, from the electrons of an atom to the most complex of organizations that does not strive to maximize its own benefit and consume the resources and space of its neighbour.

    From the genes residing in your body, to the billions of organisms inhabiting your body, to the greatest of empires, all try to get bigger and larger.

    It is a fundamental reason why nothing should be created within government for the good of the people as soon it operates purely for the good of itself.

    It is also a good reason why one should be careful who is invited into ones home as some will kick the door open on the way in and take over your homestead paradise.

    Politically correct heads have opened the doors to invasion so do not be surprised it is happening. do not be surprised your way of life and institutions are under attack. If you wish to retain them you will have to fight for them.

    Mother nature is violent and coercive. Teaching our in schools to our kids that violence does not exist is a major disservice to the next generation.

    We are loosing our will to survive and nature says we are ripe for the plucking!! There is nothing right or wrong about this. It is the way it is!

  12. Grzegorz Kolodziej

    Sensational news – Israeli football club defends Legia Warsaw against the Simon Wiesenthal Centre!
    The Simon Wiesenthal Centre alarmed media all over the world that the Legia Warsaw football fans have beaten up the fans of the Israeli football team Hapoel Petah Tikva and turned to UEFA to punish Legia Warsaw (I suspect that the real reason why the Simon Wiesenthal Centre did it was this:
    http://www.espnfc.com/legia-warsaw/story/3172378/legia-warsaw-charged-by-uefa-for-banner-honouring-nazi-victims ).

    But

    Yesterday, the Israeli club Hapoel Petah Tikva stated in writing that none such attacks from Legia Warsaw took place

    And

    No media in the world published the clarification of the Israeli club (and some are still spreading the false information – among them, “The New York Times”, “The Washington Post”, “The Jerusalem Post”)!

    I support the Hapoel Petah Tikva club and I demand the immediate desistance from the anti-Semitic censoring of football clubs in Israel by Goebbelsian press

    • Truthist

      Oh vey, what do ewe expect following ur chutzpah to be telling the world about yee indigenous Poles as being the majority of the casualties by slaughter, or disease & / or starvation, in German concentration camps planted on Poland then conquered by Germany, & of which for this category of Poles none of the concentration camps were training camps for deployment in some intended crime sanctuary oasis, or these indigenous Poles killed in combat as guerrilla fighters trying to liberate Poland, by the German armed forces ?
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      BY DECEPTION / LIES — ABOUT “POLES TO HAVE ACTUALLY HAVING BEATEN UP ISRAELI TEAM’S OFFICIALS ON THE PITCH”, … WE SHALL OVERCOME
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      Oh vey !

      • Truthist

        Typo
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        BY DECEPTION / LIES — ABOUT “POLES TO HAVE ACTUALLY HAVING BEATEN UP ISRAELI TEAM’S OFFICIALS ON THE PITCH”, … WE SHALL WAGE WAR
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        SO MUCH FOR 9th COMMANDMENT / & THE MORE SINISTER THAN SHARIAH LAWS NOAHIDE LAWS ;
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        Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
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        Oh vey !

  13. Truthist

    Phenomenon of recent [ at least ] years on internet
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    Google lets u think your comment has been posted when in fact “ur computer” & / or “ur blog account” is the only who can see it.
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    1.
    Hiding certain person[s] posts in a thread or even whole discussion, because :
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    their posts are covertly subject to vetting
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    judged to be contrary to narrative of The Dreadful Few.
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    2.
    Eventually publishing their post[s] thus :
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    No computer user, or blogger of blog in question, BUT TARGETED POSTER, can see the post[s].
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    AND, IT IS OCCURRING ON THIS BLOG

  14. Here is a fine example of how technology creates jobs and explores new frontiers.
    I was on a ferry yesterday on a 90 minute crossing and engaged conversation with “Murray”. turns out he is a high tech welder that gets $90 and hour basic and works for a North Vancouver company that has developed the latest in diving suits.

    He told me they can go down 4000 feet (the 2012 article says 300 meters) and no compression problems as it is an exo-suit that absorbs the pressure. It is like being in a one man sub but the air flow is from the surface like a diving bell.

    https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/wfpfeatured/bc-inventor-unveils-deep-sea-diving-suit-in-us-plans-to-take-divers-deeper-144071196.html

    This new tech has provided many high paying jobs with many to follow. Definitely not a Luddite here.

    • michaelcoughlan

      Great post Tony.

      • Thank you Michael. In regard to your frustration with the systems in place in Ireland , I have some sympathy if not empathy.

        I contemplated buying some land in Ireland on which to homestead on a small scale. My experience with the Irish Estate agents left me with a feeling of being used. Locals, nudge nudge we given the preference. On a visit to Fingal Municipal hall, Swords, I realized the system is set up to benefit those within. No forthcoming answers came from the bureaucracy. local land could only be bought by local people who had lived there a minimum of 20 years or were family born and bred locals. Farmland is bought and sold but no residence is allowed to be constructed. If a residence was already on the land the price of the property was extortionate.
        I saw a lawyer in Greystones who counselled me very wisely. He explained the ramification OF LOCAL LORE AND THE NATIVE ATTITUDE TO INTERLOPERS. Based on that advise, given at no charge either, (He said he had thoroughly enjoyed the chat with me)I decided to withdraw my intentions and stick to where I already was.

        Like you say, as an individual, one cannot change the system.

        Here, today, I picked my first bucket, (gallon) of blackberries, free for the taking, and wandered back to the house to feast on Blackberries, Pears and Apple source , Yogurt and Organic cream. The pears and apple were scrumped last year and preserved. That was my breakfast at 12.30 pm with my third mug of dark roast coffee. I’ll now be fit until supper at 19.00 hrs plus or minus. In the meantime I will dig the spuds, clip a hedge, and look at the smoke in the sky that is drifted to the coast from, 3-400 miles away, 500 forest fires currently burning in the BC interior.

        Most have it a lot harder than me, many easier. But I get exercise, have good company, a place to call my own, eat well and get enough stimulus from such natural avocations.

        Good luck in your decision making Michael, just do not jump out of the frying pan into the fire.!!!!!Blessing to you and your family, Michael.

        • michaelcoughlan

          Thanks Tony.

          Your soliloquies describing the canadian country side are beautiful.

          This canadian is revolutionising farming making a living a good one farming rented lawns! Inspiring guy! I hope to visit! Needs very little start up capital!

          http://theurbanfarmer.co/

  15. Truthist

    “My Gut Felling [ Animal + Spiritual ]” AND “My Instinct [ Mind + Spiritual ]” AND “My Experience” AND “My ever accumulating Knowledge” AND “My ever disposal of uncovered fallacious opinion” [ Revisionism + Cleansing ]” AND “My Inquisitive / Truth-seeking Character” is increasingly pointing me to seriously consider merit in this line of enquiry ;
    .
    .
    HEADING ;
    Putin – Billionaire & Gangster ?
    .
    August 7, 2017
    .
    BLURB
    A French documentary film claims Putin is richest man in Europe.
    .

    SUB-HEADING ;
    “What we think of as geopolitics are really gang wars.
    Putin’s enlightened foreign policy may really be resistance to competing gangsters from the West invading his lucrative turf.”

    by Henry Makow Ph.D.
    .
    INTRO ;
    Many of us have conferred sainthood on Vladimir Putin for saving Syria from the clutches of the Zionist-CIA proxy ISIS and for espousing an enlightened foreign policy in the face of insane belligerence from the Zionist-controlled west.
    .
    Thus, many of you will not be happy to hear about a 27-minute French documentary called “Putin’s Hidden Treasure” made by Nicolas Tonev which claims that Putin’s enlightened leadership is far from altruistic. Indeed, it makes a credible case that Putin may be the richest man in Europe — worth as much as $40 billion–thanks to kickbacks and embezzlement of state property.
    The documentary is available on Netflix.
    .
    .
    https://www.henrymakow.com/2017/08/putin-billionaire-gangster.html

  16. Truthist

    REALTY = Real Property i.e. Land & / or Buildings
    IS
    ALWAYS
    ON
    UR
    MINDS
    IN
    THIS
    TYPE
    OF
    BLOG
    .
    .
    And, here is a most important individual in the story of Realty ;
    .
    Wikipedia.org are wrong to say that his birthplace Cork, Ireland is in U.K. ;
    Although, at the time of his birth, Ireland was in UK.
    .
    AND, SOME SAY THAT THE BRITS NEVER LEFT BECAUSE THEIR CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM CONTINUES TO BE AN UNHOLY TERROR ON VILLAGE IDIOTS LIKE MYSELF WHO ARE RECIDIVISTS IN THINKING THAT WE WON LIBERTY.
    .
    .
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Torrens
    .
    And, he went to Trinners too.
    .
    And, his Pappa was a famous Economist.
    .
    .
    There are 2 “Title by Registration” [ T.B.R. ] [ Note ; NOT "Registration of Deeds" ( R.O.D. ) ; Well, R.O.D. still exists for those properties that await being updated to T.B.R. ] systems :
    .
    1.
    Torrens System
    .
    English System [ a modified version of Torrens System ]
    .
    Irish State uses English System.

  17. goldbug

    FOOD FOR THOUGHT
    .
    .

    UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME => COCAINE FOR THE MASSES

    -> WILL YOU TAKE YOUR CHIP?

    => INSTANT INFLATION

    WHAT EVERYONE HAS -> BECOMES THE BASELINE

    => I.E. WORTHLESS

    .
    .

    => VALUE WILL NO LONGER BE TIED TO HUMAN LABOUR

    => THE COMPLETE PRIVATISATION OF DEMAND

    => NO NEED FOR DEBT MONEY

    .
    .

    WHY SELL SOMETHING OF VALUE FOR SOMETHING OF NO VALUE?

    -> THE COLLAPSE OF SUPPLY

    -> THE COLLAPSE OF FREE MARKET

    => THINGS ARE ONLY MADE IF NEEDED

    .
    .
    .

    -> HE WHO CONTROLS THE RESOURCES

    => CONTROLS THE MACHINES

    .
    .
    .

    STATE COLLAPSE -> COLLAPSE OF TAXES

    BANKRUPT STATES -> CONTROLLED BY OWNERS OF DEBT

    => BANKERS

    -> COLLAPSE OF BOND MARKET

    -> DEBT MONEY -> UNPAYABLE USURY

    -> HYPER INFLATION

    => ASSET STRIPPING OF RESOURCES

    .
    .
    .

    -> CONTROL OF FOOD AND SHELTER?

    => ELITE PRIVATISATION OF SECURITY

    => PRISON WITHOUT WALLS?

    => SELF SUFFICIENT HUMANS VS MACHINES (WITH HUMAN CONTROLLERS)

    • Truthist

      A MOST INTERESTING INTERPRETATION FROM U, GOLDBUG, GIVEN AS SCHEMATIC OF THE VARIOUS DYSTOPIA BROUGHT TO MANKIND BY “THE DREADFUL FEW” & THEIR LICENSED UNDERLINGS “THE LESSOR BANKSTERS”:
      .
      1.
      THE BANKSTERS’ “BEFORE”
      .
      2.
      THE BANKSTERS’ “NOW”
      .
      3.
      THE BANKSTERS’ “FUTURE” ; NOW, HAPPENING
      .
      .
      Please indulge my Redaction of it.
      And, I would appreciate ur clarification of questions I posit within it below.
      .
      .
      FOOD FOR THOUGHT
      .
      .
      1.
      “Universal” Basic Income
      .
      ==>
      .
      1.1
      “Cocaine” – “Analogy”, of course — for the Masses
      .
      ==>
      .
      Contemplation for “u” 8-) ;
      Will u take “ur Chip” ?
      .
      ==>
      .
      1.2
      “instant” Inflation
      .
      1.3
      What everyone has
      .
      1.3.1
      becomes the baseline
      .
      THEREFORE
      .
      1.3.2
      Universal Basic Income = W O R T H L E S S !
      .
      ==> ?????????? NON-SEQUITOR ?
      ????????? ; WHAT “EXACTLY” IS THIS CONCEPT [ below ] ?
      .
      1.3.2.1
      Value NO LONGER will be tied to “Human” Labour
      .
      ==> ?????????? NON-SEQUITOR ?
      .
      ?????????? ; WHAT “EXACTLY” IS “Privatisation of Demand”
      ?????????? ; @ THAT STAGE, WHAT IS “SOMETHING OF VALUE” ?
      .
      ANYWAY, ELITE WILL ALWAYS WANT :
      SEXUAL PROSTITUTES
      ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED BY HUMANS
      inter alia
      THESE ARE FORMS OF “HUMAN” LABOUR.
      .
      1.3.2.2
      “complete” Privatisation of Demand
      .
      ==> ?????????? NON-SEQUITOR ?
      .
      1.3.2.3
      “NO” Need for Debt Currency*
      *
      “Current” Fiat Paper Currency is NOT Money ;
      Money is a particular category of Currency,
      vis.
      Precious Metals ONLY e.g.s Gold, Silver, & Platinum
      .
      ==> ?????????? NON-SEQUITOR ?
      .
      1.3.2.4
      Why sell “Something of Value” for “Something of NO Value “?*
      *
      IN FACT, IN “PURE TERMS”, THIS IS THE PRESENT “FIAT so-called MONEY SYSTEM THAT USES PAPER CURRENCY OF NO INTRISIC VALUE”.
      And, it continuously created from nothing by The Dreadful Few, & then it issued to State as Debt to be paid back to The Dreadful Few WITH Interest.
      And, even more of it is separately created from nothing by admittably less autonomous Banksters than The Dreadful Few, & then issued to Borrowers as Debt to be paid back to these lessor Banksters WITH Interest.
      *
      HOWEVER, “PAPER OF “ACTUAL” GOLD” WOULD BE REAL MONEY.
      .
      ==>
      .
      1.3.2.4.1
      Collapse of Supply
      .
      ==>
      .
      1.3.2.4.1.2
      Collapse of “Free” Market
      .
      ??????? vis.
      .
      Things are ONLY made IF NEEDED
      .
      ==>
      .
      1.3.2.4.1.2.1
      He who controls the Resources
      .
      ==>
      .
      1.3.2.4.1.2.2
      He controls the Machines
      .
      ==>
      .
      1.3.2.4.1.2.3
      State collapses -
      .
      ==>
      .

      1.3.2.4.1.2.4
      Collapse of Taxes
      .
      ==>
      .
      1.3.2.4.1.2.5
      “Bankrupt” State
      .
      ==>
      .
      1.3.2.4.1.2.6
      State is controlled by Owners of Debt
      .
      i.e.
      Bankers / Banksters
      .
      ==>
      .
      1.3.2.4.1.2.7
      Collapse of Bond Market
      .
      .
      “BACK-TO-THE-FUTURE” 8-)
      .
      0.
      Debt Currency ;
      Or instead, maybe Debt “Money “ ?
      [ Debt “Money” BECAUSE now the Creditors ( Owners of Debt ) may now insist on payment in Money, vis. Gold & / or Silver ]
      .
      ==>
      .
      0.1
      “unpayable “Usury
      .
      ==>
      .
      0.2
      “Hyper” Inflation
      .
      ==>
      .
      0.3
      “Asset-Stripping” of Resources
      .
      ==>
      .
      0.4
      Control of :
      Food
      Shelter?
      .
      ==>
      .
      0.5
      Elite Privatisation of Security
      &
      Prison “without” Walls?
      .
      vis.
      .
      ‘“SELF-SUFFICIENT” Humans’
      versus
      ‘MACHINES [ With Human Controllers ]

  18. “”The jobs being created are easily low, but on top of that the impact of technology on quality jobs is heavy. The failure of full employment to spur wages is a structural change that will not reverse.
    In the Gold Forecaster we have outlined that in the developed world up to 50% of all jobs will be permanently lost to A.I. and machines. This fact has not been accepted in general, by economists. Until, not just the problem but new-industry, job creation is put into effect it is unlikely that wage inflation will take off. In turn, that slows the recovery and makes it vulnerable. Likewise, for fixed interest markets! The current equity, fixed interest rate levels are becoming more vulnerable by the day.”"

    https://www.investing.com/analysis/gold–silver-market-morning-for-the-7th-august-2017-200205662

  19. Truthist

    GAS-LIGHTING
    .
    And, plenty of exponents of that dirty art-form in Ireland
    Yes, we are still “The Snake-People”
    .
    .
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGo5hNIV0AEe2Eu.jpg

  20. Truthist

    David is all for “Strainfully Happy” / Gay Rights & all that stuff.
    .
    .
    So, how about this aspect of it ? ;
    .
    .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGtugQ3wgGU

  21. Truthist

    WRONG AGAINS / JERKS
    .
    .
    Christ-mocking Jerks & Mary-mocking Jerks & Joseph-mocking Jerks
    .
    As ever with Jerks, they have the neck / chutzpah to cry foul / “ad hominems” … ” … when they are [ trying to ] beat their target to a pulp” [ as the wise Poles say in Poland ].
    .
    HYPOCRITES INDEED !
    .
    We have such on this blog.
    .
    And, the perversely stupid — “wrong again, & again, … & again …” 8-) — Zionist-Christians effectively support their like over yonder in a certain den of iniquity ;
    .
    .
    The Rothschild sponsored Schofield version of the Christian Bible [ Old Testament + New Testament ] — & it actually heretical — is responsible for the phenomenon of Zionist-Christianity / Zio-Christianity.
    1 billion is the estimated numbers of Zio-Christians.
    The Zio-Christians are the major voting block south of Dixie in the USA.
    And, they voted heavily in favor of Trump because their Pastors told them so in their sermons ;
    incl.
    Pastor Hagee
    .
    The official reason is that Trump has promised to back Israel in demolishing Haram esh-Sharif / “The Noble Sanctuary” of the Muslims in Jerusalem & replacing it with a newly constructed Judaism temple.
    .
    Incidentally, most of the Presbyterians in the North East of Ireland are Zio-Christians also.
    And, it is a major reason for the presence of Israeli flags in “vulgar Unionist / “Loyalist” ghettos.
    .
    .
    Youtube results for search terms ;
    .
    .
    TV shows mocking Christ & Mary & Joseph
    .
    .
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=TV+shows+mocking+Christ+%26+Mary+%26+Joseph
    .
    .
    CHRIST — GOD WHO BECAME MAN ON EARTH AS LOGOS — HE WHO WHIPPED THE “MONEY CHANGERS” / “BANKSTERS” FROM THE TEMPLE OF GOD & CURSED HYPOCRITES — WILL NOT BE MOCKED !

    • Truthist

      As ever with Jerks, they have the neck / chutzpah to cry “for mercy” / “foul” / “ad hominems” … ” … when they are [ trying to ] beat their target to a pulp” [ as the wise Poles say in Poland ].

    • michaelcoughlan

      Logos defined;

      The divine word as incarnate in Jesus OR the logical persuasion of a great idea.

      https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/logos

      Here is my logos as defined by the second option above;

      Your statement;

      “CHRIST — GOD WHO BECAME MAN ON EARTH AS LOGOS — HE WHO WHIPPED THE “MONEY CHANGERS” / “BANKSTERS” FROM THE TEMPLE OF GOD & CURSED HYPOCRITES — WILL NOT BE MOCKED !”

      My response;

      Did he tell you himself he wouldn’t be mocked? If he won’t tell you such a thing will he beat someone up for mocking him? Don’t you think that Jesus can speak for himself if he wants to? Don’t you think as a human being and not Jesus himself you should be humble and stop invoking him?

    • Grzegorz Kolodziej

      “beat their target to a pulp” [ as the wise Poles say in Poland ].”
      - rather, they say “zbic na kwasne jablko” – literal translation: “pound into a bitter apple”

      • Truthist

        OK, I find now that it is the wise Russians who say ;
        .
        “The … cries for mercy while he is beating u to a pulp.”
        .
        .
        “Bitter Apple” versus “Pulp” ?
        If existential analysis justified here ;
        ==> Russians, upon being beaten / pounded, by that aggressor are doleful, slavish, … ?

        • Grzegorz Kolodziej

          “he is beating u to a pulp” – I think it is a translation into English by finding the English idiom, rather than literal translation from Russian.
          The Russians would rather say “me viroobeem moodaka” – “we will smash the prick”.

          The Polish President said he will not accept the nominations of generals by the Department of Defense, thus proving unambiguously that he switched to Germany+Russia+China’s camp :-(

  22. Truthist

    @ Grzegorz,
    .
    .
    What to make of the results, & especially the video purported to be concrete evidence for the following Google.com search terms ?
    ;
    .
    Aug 3, 2017, 10:00 AM Masked soccer hooligans attacked staff members Israel AND Poland
    .
    .
    https://www.google.com/search?client=ubuntu&hs=m8P&channel=fs&q=%E2%80%A2Aug+3%2C+2017%2C+10%3A00+AM+Masked+soccer+hooligans+attacked+staff+members+Israel+AND+Poland&oq=%E2%80%A2Aug+3%2C+2017%2C+10%3A00+AM+Masked+soccer+hooligans+attacked+staff+members+Israel+AND+Poland&gs_l=psy-ab.3…143242.158774.0.159881.22.17.2.0.0.0.1128.2528.0j5j1j1j7-1.8.0….0…1.1.64.psy-ab..12.0.0.i2ssHzY1FD8
    .
    .
    e.g.
    .
    .
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/poland-condemns-hooligan-attack-on-israeli-soccer-team/

  23. cyberjohn

    Technology is doing humans out of jobs forsure.

  24. cyberjohn

    That said bugs in technology and what tech cannot do will keep people who want to work employed forever.

  25. Truthist

    Update on WW 3 ;
    However, WW 3 NOT full-scale yet
    .
    .
    Hmm … m !
    .
    .
    “McMaster solidifies power at NSC — and supports Iran deal, sees Israel as occupier”
    .
    .
    http://mondoweiss.net/2017/08/mcmaster-solidifies-supports/

  26. Truthist

    These desperadoes are always equiped with state-of-the-art assassin technology ;
    Especially, when on hit-jobs in Ireland.
    .
    .
    http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-mysterious-sas.html
    .
    .
    WHAT IS THE IRISH STATE’s POLICY TO DEFEAT THEM ?

  27. Truthist

    MORE MUSICAL CHAIRS
    .
    .
    LONG-TIME ONGOING STRATEGY TO THWART THE AGGRIEVED CITIZENS ;
    .
    .
    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/leo-varadkar-s-rebranding-of-departments-could-cost-15-000-1.3179471

  28. Truthist

    AS A CATHOLIC, I SALUTE U FOR THIS Vladamir Putin
    .
    THANK U.
    .
    U ARE CORRECT Mr. President.
    .
    .
    Vladimir The Great Sums Up Pope Francis The Fake !
    .
    .
    by Tyler Durden
    .
    Aug 8, 2017
    .
    .
    Authord by Antonius Aquinas,

    Vladimir Putin has once again demonstrated why he is the most perceptive, farsighted, and for a politician, the most honest world leader to come around in quite a while. If it had not been for his patient and wise statesmanship, the world may have already been embroiled in an all encompassing global configuration with the possibility of thermonuclear destruction.

    His latest comments on the purported head of the Catholic Church may have been his most perceptive as of yet and should be heeded not only by Western secular leaders, but by the globe’s one billion or so Catholics, most of whom regard Jorge Bergoglio as pope.
    .
    The Russian President’s statement came on a visit to the Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Kronstadt. Mr. Putin succinctly sums up what Pope Francis is not: “If you look around at what he (the Pope) says it’s clear that he is not a man of God. At least not the Christian God, not the God of the Bible.”
    .
    No truer words have as yet been said about this cretin by a world leader since his wretched pontifical reign began in 2013!

    While Mr. Putin and those with “eyes to see and ears to hear” recognize that “Pope Francis” is not a Christian, the current occupant of St. Peter’s Chair is disqualified for that position on theological grounds. To be a legitimate pope, one must be “bishop of Rome,” and prior to becoming a bishop, one must be a priest. Jorge Bergoglio was not ordained (1969) in the traditional Apostolic ordination rite of the Church, nor was he consecrated (1992) as a true bishop in that rite. His predecessor, Benedict XVI, was, likewise, not consecrated in the traditional rite although he was ordained as a priest under the “old rite.”
    .
    Simply put: Jorge Bergoglio is just a layman masquerading as a pope as are all of the other priests and bishops which were given Holy Orders under the new rites which came into effect in the aftermath of the Second Vatican Anti-Council (1962-65).
    .
    Not only is Pope Francis a Christian fraud as Vladimir Putin and other perceptive commentators have observed, but in secular matters he is a neo-Marxist in economic thought, a One-World Government advocate, and an enthusiast of open borders and mass migration. In other words, an enemy of what is left of Western Civilization.
    .
    Mr. Putin accurately describes his “secular sins:”
    .
    Pope Francis is using his platform to push a dangerous far-left political ideology on vulnerable people around the world, people who trust him because of his position
    He dreams of a world government and a global communist system of repression
    As we have seen before in communist states, this system is not compatible with Christianity**
    .
    If these despicable qualities are not bad enough, there is a seedier side of Bergoglio that Mr. Putin did not address. Pope Francis is now the third Paedophile Pope who has presided over the Church’s Great Sex and Embezzlement Scandal. Neither Francis, or his two derelict predecessors (Benedict XVI, JPII) have done anything to either punish or root out the child predators under their charge. On the contrary, Francis has encouraged perversion with his now infamous statement of “who am I to judge.”

    The debauchery continues to take place with the latest coming right under the nose of the Argentine heretic. An apartment occupied by the secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts, Franecesco Coccopalmerio, was raided in July to break up a “gay” orgy. The police found drugs and men engaged in orgiastic sex.

    Coccopalmerio, who Bergoglio had considered for promotion to bishop, was hauled away and jailed by authorities.

    This came on the heels of Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican’s Chief Financial Officer, being charged with sex crimes against ten children. Pell has since left Rome in disgrace for his native Australia to answer the charges.
    .
    While Western Civilization is on the decline due to economic stupidity and open borders promoted by the likes of Pope Francis, there are a few bright spots, the brightest of which is Vladimir Putin. If the West is ever going to regain its sanity, it should take the sage counsel of the Russian president especially when he speaks of phonies like Pope Francis.
    .
    .
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-07/vladimir-great-sums-pope-francis-fake

    • Grzegorz Kolodziej

      The magazine I am writing for made those theses the main topic of one of their issues in the summer of last year.
      President Putin cannot be that perceptive if in the summer of last year, he strongly supported Pope Francis.

      Besides, the information seems to be fake:
      http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2017/aug/08/blog-posting/vladimir-putin-said-pope-francis-not-man-god-blogg/

      • Truthist

        Interesting ;
        And, I would not be surprised that this “information” is fake.
        i.e.
        Fake that Putin did smear the unholy Pontiff.
        .
        BUT … BUT … BUT
        .
        It is prominent in very reliable alternative websites — incl. Zerohedge ;
        Although, Zerohedge could be CIA operation that does occasionally “commit” & “omit” for CIA’s propaganda agenda.
        However, to be credible with awakening internet users, it seeks to appear genuinely alternative.
        I the jury am still mulling about Zerohedge.
        .
        AND … AND … AND
        .
        We still await official Russia statement refuting that reported opinion of Putin on Interloper Pope “Frankly Fake”.
        .
        That any world leader known for being cerebral & consistent with efforts to be truthful & honorable — & this definitely true about Assad, & Assad in recent times declaring Trump as “ONLY a Performer AND NOT Decision-maker of USA Presidency”, & in many ways true about Putin E X C E P T F O R Putin’s disgraceful facilitation of Abortions in Russia, & some other acts of omission — rather than commission the moreso as far as I note — by Putin too ; And, of course, the rotten handling of the Smolesk plane crash investigation by Putin’s administration ;
        Sins of Commission + Omission by Putin Re; Smolesk investigation.
        Putin may not be as autonomous as we are led to believe.
        Let’s not forget, even for a superman Russia is too big & populous too for 1 man to really control as could a leader for Ireland.
        Ditto Re ; Trump vis-a-vis USA if Trump were the real President of USA.
        But, USA President Kushner has a most adept network to help him run / ruin the USA, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Palestinians in West Bank & Gaza, ….

        • Grzegorz Kolodziej

          “We still await official Russia statement refuting that reported opinion of Putin on Interloper Pope “Frankly Fake”.” – on the contrary: we still await Russia’s statement proving that reported opinion of Putin on Interloper Pope “Frankly True” – as they have not provided any source proving that he had said that, and since all these speeches are recorded, the onus is on them.
          The fake news didn’t even have to originate from Russia.

          Some of the stuff the ZeroHedge publishes is very good.

          But

          “Zerohedge could be CIA operation that does occasionally “commit” & “omit” for CIA’s propaganda agenda.” – rather a KGB operation for Russia’s propaganda:

          http://www.propornot.com/2016/10/zero-hedge.html

          • Truthist

            Logician that ewe are, I still think ewe mistake what I say logically redacted but as clear as was my original text :
            .
            We still await official Russia statement refuting that Putin said that negative criticism about Pope “Frank-ly Fake”.
            .
            What ewe supply as correction is not contrary to what I state ;
            Well, other than that ewe absolving Pope Frank-ly from being the Fake his is in that u refer to him as Pope “Frankly True”.
            8-)
            .
            But, of course, I should have thought about KGB for Zero Hedge.
            Thanks for that.
            .
            I wonder do the world leaders email each other ?
            They should methinks.
            Because it is good to communicate with mutual aims for advancing progress.
            .
            “I just wanna stop the hurt”

          • Truthist

            Oops, I read ur post initially whilst driving past in a Ferrari.
            I returned just now in a Model T Ford.
            .
            OK ;
            .
            If Putin said it ;
            ==> They should present the proof that he did say it.
            And, pronto Ruskies !
            .
            If Putin did not say it ;
            ==> They should officially say so.
            And, pronto Ruskies !
            .
            Yes, the onus is on them to act, … pronto !
            .
            ……………………………….
            .
            Anyway, ewe can be sure that Pope “Frankly a’Fake” is not a bit upset about that slur on his character.
            I think that he is secretly delighted that he is recognised as openly destroying organised Catholicism AND “EWE’S CAN DO NUTTIN ABOUT IT, EWES SCHMUCKS.”

          • Truthist

            Just had a quick view of that link u gave for to support ur misgivings about Zero Hedge ;
            Pretty soon I have concluded that that very site “propornot.com” is very dubious indeed.
            Mshd > CIA I believe.
            .
            .
            This page has some ridiculous contenders to be Defendants in its Napoleonic Code as being Russia-Operatives [ says I in slightly lazy mode ] “Sin-Bin”.
            .
            By the way,
            Wikileaks is a Mshd operation.
            Ditto is Snowden.
            And, anyway, they produce nothing of significance.
            And, they never reveal ;
            Ewe know who ; The real culprits of 9-11.
            That is “the acid test” for who is telling the truth.
            .
            And, Putin / Russia does not say so either.
            Although, I would accept that as a Boss having to co-exist with the egrogore in its very chambers & international it is so it is, Putin / Russia has to be taciturn as would Michael Corleone.
            .
            Trust ur instincts.

            http://www.propornot.com/p/the-list.html

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “that u refer to him as Pope “Frankly True”.” – of course I don’t refer to the current Pope Frankly Fake as Frankly True.
            Rather, I was taking the mickey out of the Russkies propaganda that President Putin said what he never said.
            But
            The Russkie are wise enough to spread it on ZeroHedge rather than on RT or Sputnik, so that when the info is debunked, they can later say: “that’s not us spreading fake news – that’s ZeroHedge”

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “Pretty soon I have concluded that that very site “propornot.com” is very dubious indeed.” – that doesn’t change the fact that Putin never said that.
            If he did, 100s of Russkie’s media outlets/Russian trolls would have been showing the original Putin’s speech.
            Bear in mind who supports Francis/is supported by Francis:
            1. China
            2. Merkel
            3. Putin
            4. Soros

            Who gives him a cold shoulder?
            Trump

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            “Wikileaks is a Mshd operation.
            Ditto is Snowden.” – so by this reasoning, given Putin’s support for Snowden and about Putin, Putin is a Mshd operation too.

          • Grzegorz Kolodziej

            and about Putin = and Wikileaks not revealing anything damaging about Putin.

            And there is plenty: ie, Putin + Tusk erasing traces (including erasing people) afgter Smolensk crash.

          • Truthist

            Grzegorz Kolodziej
            .
            August 9, 2017 at 3:23 pm
            .
            and about Putin = and Wikileaks not revealing anything damaging about Putin.
            .
            And there is plenty: ie, Putin + Tusk erasing traces (including erasing people) afgter Smolensk crash.
            .
            …………………….
            .
            Above does not read well.
            Thus, not up to ur usual standards.
            .
            ……………………..
            .
            Assange is Marxist also I believe.
            For sure John Pilger — big supporter & friend of Assange — is.
            .
            I really enjoy Pilger’s documentaries.
            And, his voice.
            .
            But, he is compromised.
            .
            Still, & Deco should be taking note ;
            On Pilger’s own website he is disparaging about the West being controlled by Freemasonry.
            .
            ……………………………
            .
            Given ur inclination that I attribute the most deceptive shenanigans as always coming from that special little oasis of democracy in The Middle East, I wish to clarify that it ain’t so Joe.
            Rather, I attribute that feature to a certain egregore that is international.
            We Irish had a very effective organised egregore before.
            But, it has greatly diminished in :
            honor
            effect
            attraction
            schooling
            protection
            reckoning 8-)
            And, it has got severely infiltrated by various corrupting influences.
            Especially by :
            Freemasons ; e.g. Freemasons have infiltrated & are recruiting within the GAA
            Common Core ; ==> Chatham Rules
            .
            I SAY IT BOLDLY TO U ON THIS THE “DAY OF WODEN” LEST IT UNREQUITED ON “DAY OF REST” AS SEEMS THE CASE ;
            .
            Poles should organise themselves internationally ;
            They ought to study how a Catholic nation with many similarities but many differences too [ And, that no harm one way or the other ], were incredibly organised so before.
            Then, Poles must steal like an artist & be continuously perfecting their international networking of themselves.
            That will be Poland’s best Defense Strategy.
            .
            There is only one other nation that compares to the Irish in that regard ;
            Indeed, they are superior in that regard.
            This I am convinced

  29. Truthist

    BAKING HOT HEAT & BLINDING SUN
    THEY KNEW THAT, BUT “THEY WERE GIVEN AN OFFER THEY COULD NOT REFUSE”
    THE CONSEQUENCES OF REFUSING WOULD BE …
    .
    HEADING ;
    52 Members of Congress now in Israel on AIPAC-supported trip….
    .
    .
    https://twitter.com/HenryMakow/status/894909229521395714

  30. C21st Afro-Futurism + #FcUKEU Brexit = ‘Maafa’ for Ireland’s CAP/CTA domestic economy.

    “Whole World Is Africa” by Black Uhuru

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPlYoGdFUqs

    • Interesting article and a potent cognitive ‘trigger’. Andy Mooney’s been reflecting a lot recently on his Zulu heritage. Not a lot of people realise that there was/is/always will be a Zulu tribe amidst the Birmingham Irish….though when Andy lived in Small Heath the name of the tribe was ‘Apex’and their ‘honour code’ was indeed the ‘apex’, the ‘zenith’ of the Warrior Code which arose from within the social aftermath of the fabled ‘Peaky Blinders’. Andy was never one of those violent skinhead types with tattoos but some of his boyfriends were…. I hope this disclosure doesn’t unbalance ‘Truthist’ like when Andy disclosed he’d hunted down and seduced loads of Catholic priests in Brum & elsewhere just for the fun of it all. He/she seems to be quite disturbed by the whole Queer thing, he’s not gonna like Andy’s ‘Secular Queer Jihad Against The Toraigh-Tory DUP’. It was going to include the RoI parites of ‘FF-FG’ but now Varadkar The Gay Taoiseach’s unhelpful posturing over the repeal of Article 8 has been dropped in favour of a democratic referendum in 2018 you can all relax…for now….

      Ah, yes, the Birmingham Irish Zulus. Andy has a badge of the Tricolour and the BCFC emblem/logo joined in symbiosis given to him by a long-lost Small Heath soldja in The Spotted Dog on The Green Mile, a gift that triggered a tsunami of memories in Andy’s recovering mind a year or so ago….

      It was always an ‘article of faith’ that young Irish Catholics in Brum would support ‘the Villa’. And Celtic… But in Small Heath the Paddies looked around and they saw the effortless STYLE of the BCFC BrummieBoys who were working towards the morph from Apex to Zulu and thought..”jayzus! we want some of that!”. They already had that Country’n'Irish Johnny Cash dressed to the nines look going so it was fairly easy to take Sunday Best togs from Mass to The Match. Elsewhere in the quaint, dainty civilised parts of Vile Birmingham beyond Small Heath and Sparkhill, there was total horror amidst the GAA-Villa-Celtic fraternity about all these Peaky Paddy Blinders bending it like Trevor Francis..it just wasn’t allowed but nobody was going to dare try to stop it…because….B9/B10 wasn’t going to be told what to do by Plod and certainly not by supporters AVFC.

      Then tragically on the 21st November 1974 some murderous criminals claiming to be working towards a United Ireland blew up two pubs in Brum city centre sending shockwaves of anger and disgust throughout Small Heath. Some clowns tried to make it a staging post for the importation of Soccer Sectarianism into Brum such as plagues Glasgow, and L’pool & M’chester to a lesser degree. But it failed. Why? Because the wise old owls of St Andrews wouldn’t have it, just as they wouldn’t have anyone using Enoch to justify racism. They faced it down despite a few hotheads who lost it in the intial reaction & attacked innocent Irish folk like Andy’s dad. Andy and his brothers had to ride the night but to keep an eye on his Dad in case some ‘have a go hero’ started acting up. But Andy wasn’t alone when in vigilante mode, he had some serious soldiers alongside him, more fearsome even than his brothers…
      The Peaky Paddy Blinders remained onside worshipping St Andrew’s feral mix of fashion, footie and fun. Then they were instrumental in kicking off the whole 2-Tone project. Young Andy Mooney was one of the ‘intellectual heavyweights’ behind all this thinking but he broke ranks when the Zulus failed to take on his germinal Rainbow Races initiative around the time of Tom Robinson and Bronski Beat. Andy knew all about the closeted fans, players and management at St Andrews but the wall of denial was solid. And remains so….thus The Next Episode which begins this 2017-2018 season. There was a lot of confusion as everybody knew Andy could bend it like…[insert closet Queer footballer name] but also that he was a mad libertine who played for both sides with vigour and panache..they didn’t realise what he was planning….they do now….

      He’s planning to re-claim the Zulu Warrior Code and upcycle it from mindless moronic violence to full-on political protest against….everything….Brexit BCFC-Z Brummie Boy, yeah! And they like the cut of his new gib as they discuss this with him at The Night Owl & the various ‘match-day’ pubs, though Andy rarely goes to them on match days as he tires of the suburban glory supporters who never set foot inside those taverns other than to main-line on the pre-match adrenalin & dopamine rush. Lots of them don’t even go the ground, they go back and meet their wives who are shopping in the Bull Ring but let them go off for a ‘beer with the boys’ so long as they’re back to help load the car with designer-bling-trash from The Mailbox. But not all suburbanites BCFC-Z folk are insincere and inauthentic. Some of them are as passionate about The Beautiful Game now as they were decades ago and they’re also just as passionate about ska and Northern Soul…with a bit of drugged up techno added to the Music Non-Stop: Techno Pop mix. They’ve all moved on, moved out to The Shire, the ‘Zulu Shires’ alongside the Shire Irish as Small Heath is ‘muslim mulitcultural’ now and the turf war-rivalries are between the Somalis and the Peaky Punjabi lads…who are also steeped in the code of Zulu but…that all needs some work…Andy’s on to it with those lads too. Of course the irony is that previous incarnations of Small Heath ‘zulus’ would’ve been Small Heath Rifles serving King and Country against the real Zulus and there would have been a non-trivial contingent of Irish Fugees holding those firearms. Just another example of how these islands are linked in ways that those who hide behind the Green Jersey and the Union Flag refuse to acknowledge or discuss. Not that Andy gives a flyin fcUK about ‘conventional historical certainties’ espoused by the likes of Tintin O’Foole, as an example.
      What’s all this got to do with Ireland? Wait until the new Inquest into the Birmingham Pub Bombings reveals the truth about the Birmingham Six and another Birmingham Six, a bunch of BrummieBoys including Andy who fought the fascists for decades. “I Fought The Law…and I won…”
      It’s all going to get a bit ‘lively’ in Brum as that inquest and Brexit kicks off but Andy Mooney will remain inscrutable and gnomic, ensconced in his hobbit hole beneath the Twin Peaks of the Malvern Hills, to all intents and purposes still a devoted Catholic family man who claims to have never typed a word into the World Wide Web and dismisses the ‘demons’ who impersonate him so brazenly… His army of soldiers await their orders from the King of Laois & Small Heath, from the ultimate Peaky Paddy Blinder ‘mad paddy from Brum’, the man who changed everything….by seemingly doing absolutely nothing for 4 long decades other than rant against the fascists. He had to wait until the planet has spun enough times around the sun for the cultural code of this space-time reality matrix to even begin to understand what he was sent here to inaugurate…now it’s widely known and understood that ‘shy little Andy’ fought a battle against corrupt Plod-Serious Crimes Squad & the fascists hiding in the Archdiocese of Birmingham, including IRA Priests… it all makes sense why he just walked away when the Apex refused to fight Queerphobia alongside fighting Racism. They now know that Paedophiles use homophobia as one of their key weapons. They also now know that Fr Robinson raped some of their soldiers in his boxing gym when they were little boys with the full knowledge of the Police, MI5/6 and the Irish/British State appartus as the conducted their clandestine ‘dirty war’ during The Troubles with raped kids just more collateral damage. Andy fought an 8 hour battle on Cannock Chase to escape that fate….but he has only compassion for his mates who were raped and can never disclose their ordeal because they’re trapped in an outmoded masculine ‘Zulu Warrior’ code that’s no longer fit for purpose..they finally understand that Andy’s ‘legal revenge in 2010′ at HM The Queen’s Crown Court of Birmingham was an act of stunning genius that ranks him as the real King Of The Zulus….Bill Shankly was wrong about the importance of football, even if he was jesting. Some things are more important than football & worth deserting the terraces for decades to fight for. Fighting fascism is more important than being a ‘fan’. And that fight extends from fighting the fascists in the West Midlands Police & the Archdiocese of Birmingham to fighting the fascist Apartheid regime which enslaved the original Zulu Warrior Tribe of South Africa. The fight against fascism never ends and will continue until the sun explodes, continue all over the world because: The Whole World Is Africa and ‘We Are All Zulus Now’…that’s a song on Andy’s album…written today….

      best wishes
      Andrew Z Mooney
      [an online 'QWERTY-Ouija Laptop Keyboard' alter/demonic impersonator of the 'real' Andy Mooney]

      PS: I know there’s some competition between me & Truthist for the most ‘out there’ contributions to this blog but I’m still hopeful I’ll once again win the award this festive season…has anyone met Truthist? Is he handsome? Sexy? Anyone got any pics of him..in the nod?

      PPS: If this isn’t enough to get me ‘banned’ by David McWalliams, I don’t know what I have to do…*smirks*

      ‘Recently there has been some animosity between Birmingham Fans and Manchester United Fans, where Sir Alex Ferguson described St Andrews as the most intimidating place he has taken his Man United team. This rivalry was first formed in 1982 when playing away at Man city, when the Birmingham hooligans ran into their firm know the Guvnors, so the Birmingham firm Apex (the name before the Zulus) formed a line and though outnumbered went toe to toe with them, when a Blues fan shouted Zulu the name stuck from there on.’

      Years active?: ?1982 onwards Ethnicity?: ?Mixed Races (White, Black, Irish and …
      Territory?: ?Birmingham area Criminal activities?: ?Football hooliganism?, ?riots? …

      [Wikipedia]

      ‘Reformed hooligan Baz Patterson leads tributes to Blues supporter Errol Parker. Popular Errol, an original member of the Zulus gang, lost brave battle against cancer’

      http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/reformed-hooligan-baz-patterson-leads-11179609

  31. Truthist

    BLURB ;

    HEADING OF BLURB ;
    The ‘Gay’ Agenda is Not Finished
    .
    TEXT OF BLURB ;
    .
    The goal of transhumanism is to use technology to release mankind
    from the “confines” of nature.
    .
    It sounds good.
    .
    But, really, it is re-engineering humanity to be slaves.
    .
    Scott Lively relates the history of the homosexual agenda and explains that the goal of transgenderism is to break the natural mold.
    .
    .
    https://www.henrymakow.com/2017/08/transgender-endgame-transhumanism.html

  32. Gavin_McHugh

    Would have to question the notion of the Architect as a profession being replaced by technology.

  33. Truthist

    Christ-mocking Jerks to the North
    Christ-mocking Jerks to the South
    Christ-mocking Jerks to the East
    Christ-mocking Jerks to the West
    .
    Yes, It’s a Christ-mocking “Jerk” / “C.CK” Local Area Network [ JERK-LAN / C.CK-LAN ]
    .
    .
    It is not a technological network.
    Rather, it is a human network ;
    But, a special one ;
    A C.CK-LAN no less.
    .
    And, so, this is proof that humans have something innate that machines do not have,
    vis.
    the internal choice to be evil.
    Machines are never evil.
    Humans can be evil.
    But, no person was born evil.
    Evil is developed along one’s tenure in existence.
    Most times it is developed so as to impress some other practitioner of evil.
    Who pray thee tell ? 8-)
    And, so a society declines as would any bank under Suds’s chairmanship if I may be so bold to borrow as analogy.
    Not that I am aware of Suds promulgating homosexualisation etc..
    But, he is a malign hypocrite to ever have been Attorney General of Ireland.
    And, I have been on his case here on this blog for a long time.
    Indeed, it is I who uncovered to this blog that The London School for Economics to which he is an important member of staff is arguably The Chief University for Spycraft ; Linked with Mshd, & MI5 + MI6 & GCHQ.
    Of course, Oxford University & Cambridge University are the other main Universities for Spies.
    Funny-Strange how some are trying to impress certain individuals who are actually of that egrogore.
    And, that is the consensus of wise & learned folk from my neck of the woods.
    Ah, yes, there are “None so blind as they who fail to see.”
    And, “It is easier to fool a man than to tell him he was fooled.” ; So said Mark Twain.
    .
    ………………………………………………..
    .
    David, apparently, a Hell, Fire, & Brimstone preacher,
    For he warns that “great disaster looms”.
    .
    Fear not so much the advent of technology.
    Instead, know thyself & thine enemy who is evil.
    This unfortunately requires exploring the subject of evil itself.
    But, then ewe will be as wise as a serpent.
    And, it is up to ewe to always be as innocent as a dove.

  34. Truthist

    FULL-SCALE WW 3 EDGED JUST EDGED CRUCIALLY CLOSER
    .
    .
    Further to “Title by Registration” [ T.B.R. ] System [ A] Torrens’s System or B] English System ( modified Torrens’s System ) ] & the “Registration of Deeds” [ R.O.D. ] System, both briefly discussed above, here is breaking news on the makings of ;
    .
    The Mother of all “Wars of Deeds”
    .
    .
    SOURCE ;
    Middle East Monitor:
    .
    HEADING ;
    Israel steals important Jerusalem property deeds from Al-Aqsa
    .
    EXTRACT ;
    During the closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque last month, Israeli occupation authorities stole important documents from Al-Aqsa Mosque relating to Jerusalem’s properties and endowments, Felesteen.ps revealed yesterday.
    .
    Chairman of the Jerusalem International Centre Hassan Khater said that the Israeli occupation stole the documents from the “rooms, libraries, documentary archives” of Al-Aqsa Mosque when its forces were alone during the closure.
    .
    “Through these documents, the Israeli occupation is putting its hand on the endowments, properties and real estate of Jerusalem’s endowment department,” Khater said, noting that the theft of these documents is a “real disaster”.
    .
    He noted that these documents include “details, secrets and signatures”, adding that more than 90 % of Jerusalem’s Old City is part of these endowments.
    .
    Khater stressed that the “Israeli occupation’s ability to forge documents will harm the endowments of the city.”
    .
    He also expressed his fears that the Israeli occupation would use these documents to help carry out its Judaisation plans in the holy city, noting that Judaisation is “the main battle” between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
    .
    .
    http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170807-israel-steals-important-jerusalem-property-deeds-from-al-aqsa/

  35. Truthist

    .
    O=8><
    .
    @ Grzegorz,
    .
    Trusting ewe not to get lured away by any sirens in this link, but to find more stimulating the Polish angles in the article itself, & the comments underneath which are liable to increase somewhat.
    .
    .
    http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2017/08/kidnapped-model-chloe.html

  36. Truthist

    Here is 1 daughter of Mr. Barrack — O’Bummer / Obama + Mr. Michael — oops, sorry, Mrs. Michelle O’Bummer / Obama, Malia inadvertently undermining David’s impressionable pick as suitable, & very likely, future USA President Michael, oops, there I go again, I mean Michelle of course, yes Michelle Obama..
    .
    .
    https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/08/09/malia-obama-strung-out-on-drugs-taken-from-music-fest-in-golf-cart/

  37. Truthist

    The worst drug that ignorant brain-washed Americans have become addicted to ;
    .
    .
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGvp8A8XgAEc7Rx.jpg

  38. Truthist

    Good article from Direct Democracy Ireland about the Garda-Landlords / Landlord-Gardai ;
    And, maybe even better comments to it.
    .
    .
    https://www.directdemocracyireland.ie/unacceptable-governmental-influence-gardai/

  39. Kim young-un hooks the Donald on first cast. UN closes ranks on sanctions for Nth Korea.

    It is interesting to note that North Korea and Iran are two countries under attack for nefarious deeds and both have a state monetary system NOT controlled by the “Rothschilds” banking fraternity. (Syria too, and Russia becoming too independent under Putin)

    “”
    Today alone, we’re watching America initiate wars – in nearly all instances, unprovoked – on both allies and “enemies” alike. Be it “traditional,” propaganda-created enemies like Russia, Iran, and North Korea; or “trade” enemies like China; Mexico; and according to Donald Trump, Canada and Germany; America appears hell-bent on creating as much conflict as possible, with as many “opponents” as it can find. Which, anyone with an even modest knowledge of history knows to be the tell-tale sign of a dying empire. In America’s case, one where debt has replaced wealth; “service” has replaced manufacturing; socialism has usurped entrepreneurship; dependence has co-opted self-sustenance; and self-interest has replaced community.”"–Andy Hoffman’s Daily Thoughts

    http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1101357242253&ca=bb9c781f-1449-43ca-97f6-a359dad4d303

    Every big game hunter “knows” that a wounded animal is more dangerous than one who is not. That is the US today, thrashing out in all directions.

  40. Truthist

    More Chess-Moves apropos whilst the new Silk Road is being built
    .
    .
    When new Silk Road is complete will India be marginalized ?
    .
    .
    http://expandourmind.com/2017/08/08/china-attacks-india-2-weeks-ignites-ww-iii-2017-08-08/

  41. patmustard

    Every article gets closer & closer to mentioning the blockchain & cryptocurrencies… looking forward to it

      • contraflow

        hey Adam… i think the price is more to do with 1% of the developed world buying in. It will probably pull back from here. But it is irrelevant, as it is still cheap, even when it pulls back 30%. It will go up and down a lot over next few months. Trend is massively up though. Watch it go to $10K approx by yr end when 2% has bought in. Then watch it go to $20k when 3% are in, in 2018. The sky is the limit as 5% to 10% get in.

        In a few yrs ppl will kick themselves that they didn’t buy in at 10K.

        As banking/property crash v2.0 takes hold, ppl will consider a legitimate haven… your options are physical silver or crypto. Both will explode over the next few months. Watch ppl flood in once 5%/10% 0f developed world are in crypto. (get in now while it is cheap).

        Lets point fingers on New Yr’s Day everyone. I’ll be eating humble pie… or gloating… lets see what happens.

        current….

        BTC: $4k
        Silver: $17

  42. Truthist

    TODAY IS ANNIVERSARY OF BOMBING OF NAGASAKI
    .
    TITLE ;
    Was Nagasaki Payback for Expelling Freemasons ?
    .
    August 9, 2017
    .
    INTRO ;
    The “Fat Man” bomb from Bock’s Car detonated directly over Urakami Cathedral, the largest cathedral in the entire Orient. This was all that was left.
    .
    On this day in 1945, Nagasaki, home to 50,000 Christians, was bombed.
    Of Nagasaki’s 250,000 residents, 73,844 were killed, 74,909 injured, and more than 120,000 suffered radiation effects.
    We shouldn’t overlook that Nagasaki expelled the Freemasons in 1926.
    By the 1930s Japan banned them entirely.
    Did this add “payback” to the Nagasaki bomb?
    .
    Atomic Bomb Secrets by David Dionisi reviewed by James Perloff
    .
    .
    https://www.henrymakow.com/2017/08/Book-Exposes-Masonic-Dimension-to-Nagasaki-Nuke.html

    • Grzegorz Kolodziej

      I think that the link between Nagasaki bombings and Japan banning the Freemasons in the 1930s is tenuous.
      Poland also banned the Freemasons in the 1930s – was Warsaw destroyed in 1944 more than Nagasaki was in 1945 because of that ban?
      By Freemasonic Germany and Russia?!

      • Truthist

        The deep planning corp for the bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki were from England + USA + Egregore-International.
        .
        And, they were Freemasons in the main with vile hatred of :
        Catholicism
        Japanese ; Especially against the males of Japan.
        .
        ……………………………….
        .
        Dutch [ incl. of course its Egregore component ; And, sometimes u cannot recognise ... visually ] are very proud how Dutch East India company manipulated the Japanese to not alone finally banishing the Jesuits from making immense progress in persuading the Court of Japan to seriously consider becoming Catholic, & also from having achieved substantial Japanese converts from the ordinary people, but also that they manipulated the Japanese Emperor to execute as many Jesuits as they could ; Beheadings I think.
        Or, outline of history something like that.
        .
        And, then the Dutch took over as the tolerated Ganjas.
        .
        THE DUTCH ARE CUTE ‘TIL THIS DAY.

      • Truthist

        Many years ago, I put it to a Mshd man based in Irish State during very mutually agreeable conversation on WW 2 & Judaism & Jewry inter alia prompted by way of his need for, dare I say, intelligent discourse other than the biz. matter I originally made enquiry of with him ;
        .
        WW 2 was essentially a war between the 2 schools of Freemasonry then dueling with each other in Germany
        vis.
        Freemasonry Lodges dominated by National Socialist Party of Germany [ aka NAZI sic. Party
        VERSUS
        Freemasonry Lodges dominated by Jewry
        .
        And, he said …………….
        “Exactly, that is what it was all about.”
        .
        ……………………………….
        .
        Bolsheviks et all were all FREEMASONS.
        .
        ……………………………….
        .
        Ditto the Revolutionaries of The French Revolution.

  43. The present danger currently avoided at all costs is the impending collapse of the central bankers fiat money. This has nothing to do with hi tech except that the timing of the collapse may be shortened by the advent of crypto currencies which are a present challenge. ultimately the only storage of wealth will be that which has prevailed the last five thousand years. The rest are as tulip bubble manias.

    DEBT SLAVERY + FAKE MONEY = FINAL COLLAPSE
    Posted on August 4, 2017
    by Egon von Greyerz

    https://goldswitzerland.com/debt-slavery-fake-money-final-collapse/

    It is the massive amount of debt we should be afraid of, not the tech revolution. That may be our savior and release from financial serfdom.

  44. Truthist

    Henry Makow? @HenryMakow
    .
    Retweeted ;
    .
    These graphs demonstrate that the last election was about the dispossession of white people, especially white men, by (((Democrats)))
    .
    .
    https://twitter.com/HenryMakow/status/895315383808217089

  45. Truthist

    SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS
    .
    I tried posting about this a number of times on this blog just before now.
    This attempt is bereft of my usual witticisms, alas.
    .
    .
    https://www.rt.com/business/398940-kosher-cryptocurrency-bitcoen-jewish-community/

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