Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Memory Is A Strange Thing

Many years ago I read The Book Of Excuses. I always remembered its author as Chris Welch, whom I knew to be a music journalist. I thought The Book Of Excuses was very lame. Last month I ran into Chris Welch at the fortieth birthday party of ALCS, and we got talking. I mentioned the book to him, and he told me it was not one of his. Are you sure, I asked? Or words to that effect. I was so certain he was the author, but figuring he might be ashamed of it, him being a pleasant guy, and it being a party, I stopped a long way short of accusing him of lying. Later I looked up the book; it was written by Gyles Brandreth, and on looking it over again at Saint Pancras, I realised it wasn’t so bad after all.

Awhile ago I found a ticket to a Joe Satriani concert in the suitcase atop my wardrobe; that’s it below.

I was very much into Satriani at the time and still am; in June 2011, I listed his Flying In A Blue Dream as one of my top fifteen albums. I remember running along the seafront at Blackpool in 1990 late at night listening to The Forgotten (Part Two) as waves crashed against the rocks, something that made me feel great to be alive. Yet I have no recollection at all of the December 1995 concert at Wembley Arena. I must have been there, surely?

How then can any system of justice, criminal or civil, entertain prosecutions of historical cases on the fragmented confabulations of head cases, attention seekers, and plain, old-fashioned liars?

Thursday, 6 July 2017

A Sterling Revenge

On July 5, 2016, two Baton Rouge police officers murdered Alton Sterling. No action was taken against them. On the first anniversary of this crime, New York police officer Miosotis Familia was assassinated by John (Alexander) Bonds. Action was taken against him promptly; he was shot dead after a chase.

Alton Sterling was not a nice person; he was a member of both the criminal element and the underclass. Pundits from Colin Flaherty to Larry Elder have as good as suggested he deserved it. Presumably Miosotis Familia was a nice person, as far as any police officer is; she was a mother of three. Only the lunatic fringe have suggested that she and people like her deserve to die.

It is almost certain that her execution was carried out in revenge for the slaying of Alton Sterling; incidentally, she was not the first, and may not be the last. Why would anyone murder a random police officer in cold blood? It could be because the American police have long since forgotten , if they ever knew it in the first place, that they are first and foremost public servants. YouTube and other social media sites contains thousands of hours of footage of American police officers using excessive force against members of the public, both suspected criminals and innocent people. Their victims are not all black, not all men, not all young. Some are very young, and some are quite elderly.

These people are assaulted, shot, sometimes killed. Sometimes? The modus operandi of the American police when dealing with certain types of people or people in certain situations is to shoot first and ask questions as an afterthought. Other times they go out of their way to harass or simply annoy people just because they can. A typical tactic is to stop a motorist and demand to search his or her vehicle. Mapp v Ohio (1961) protected the public against unreasonable searches and seizures, but this doesn’t apply to vehicles because all a police officer has to do is claim he can smell marijuana. Do you consent to a search, or do we wait here three hours for a K9? This is only one such tactic.

The British police are cunts; the American police are psychopaths, but now the public has had enough. They must be reigned in, in particular they must receive proper firearms training, and when they shoot people without profoundly good reason, they must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Miosotis Familia didn’t deserve to die, but neither did Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Walter Scott, or countless others. Weep for your fallen comrade if you must, but don’t be surprised if she is not the last when you continue to destroy other innocent lives.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

The Real Cause Of “Anti-Semitism”

Way back in 1994 I wrote “The only problem of anti-Semitism is the anti-Semitism Jews themselves create”. Like the man said: plus ça change.

At the time of writing, two people in the UK – one extremely well-known, the other not so – are being persecuted by a powerful political lobby for daring to voice unpopular opinions. Ken Livingstone needs no introduction, nor do his views on Zionism. Alison Chabloz is a singer-songwriter who has dared to poke fun of shameless liars including Irene Zisblatt and the recently departed Elie Wiesel. Like the current writer she also believes the true extent of Jewish suffering in the Second World War to have been greatly exaggerated.

While the extent of Ken’s persecution is suspension from the Labour Party, an attempt is being made by the self-styled Campaign Against Antisemitism (their spelling) to drag Alison through the courts for performing satirical songs. Although she is no Lynsey de Paul, she certainly has talent, her song ‘‘‘Survivors’’’ purloins the melody of Hava Nagilah, but most of her work is entirely original, and includes songs that are neither controversial nor political. You can find her on YouTube.

Ken’s heresy is that like so many other self-styled anti-racists he equates Zionism with racism; the usual mantra is that the Israelis practise apartheid. Not entirely true, after all, the white supremacist South African Government never carried out acts of mass murder comparable with Operation Cast Lead or Operation Protective Edge. He has also claimed Hitler supported Zionism, although unlike Alison he is an uncritical believer in the 6 million. Did Hitler support Zionism? That is a complex issue, but what is not complex is the fact that the Nazis and the Zionists had the same goal – they both wanted Jews out of Germany.

Along with two anti-Zionist rabbis, this goy has documented the cooperation between the Zionist movement and National Socialism, and I would refer you in the first instance to this pamphlet and this one. Back in the 1990s, I studied every issue of the Jewish Chronicle from well before untill well after the Nazi era; some of the things I found therein were incredible, like an editorial published October 25, 1935. On page 9 under the heading Scrap the Transfer Agreement! the reader is told the German Government was subsidising Jews, and the paper was not happy about it:

“These tainted German goods are often being sold...at...far below cost price, thanks to the German export bonus; and the infant industries of Palestine cannot compete with them. Worse still, the Transfer Agreement, by forcing Jewish merchants and commercial houses to buy or sell German products on pain of financial ruin, and at the same time offering substantial advantages for such practices, is...debasing the life of Palestinian Jewry”.

This is not the first time I have used the above quote, and it never ceases to amaze me; the paper claimed the Nazis were blackmailing the Jewish Agency. Seriously dude, blackmail is when you give money to the blackmailer. Would anyone reading this article prefer to pay a tariff than receive a subsidy?

Whatever Ken Livingstone thinks about Zionism, he has never been an anti-Semite and is still not one, even though in the past Organised Jewry has tried to drag him into court as they did when he published the cartoon below, a cartoon that depicts a mass murderer as a mass murderer.

Having met Alison Chabloz I can say she is no anti-Semite either; laughing at Jewish liars is not akin to persecuting Jews. And who is doing the persecuting here? More to the point, let us assume they believe she is an anti-Semite, that she hates Jews, do they really believe that by dragging her into court, libelling her all over social media, and attacking her livelihood they will make her love them? At the time of writing, the website of this august organisation is boasting that Labour and Conservative candidates have been deselected in Birmingham for opining about Jewish conspiracies. The management board of the Campaign Against Antisemitism is made up of three Jews. A conspiracy is by definition a combination of persons for an unlawful or immoral purpose. By its persecution of Alison Chabloz, the Campaign Against Antisemitism has become a Jewish conspiracy, in my book at any rate. As for that bit about candidates being deselected for opining about Jewish conspiracies, I have only two words: Gerald Kaufman.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Fight Like A Girl

Look at the two photographs below; the first is of the stunningly attractive Ronda Rousey. The second is also Ronda Rousey; this is what a woman can look like after she has been beaten up. If a man did that, what would you call him? Yet when two women climb into a cage and do this to each other, it’s called sport.

Ronda Rousey is, or perhaps that should be was, the rising star of women’s mixed martial arts until she was stopped in the second round by Holly Holm. A year and more later she suffered an even quicker defeat to Amanda Nunes. Will she now retire? Who knows? But if these women had any sense, they would all retire. Seriously, do you want to see young, attractive women with their faces mashed to a pulp? The women who beat Rousey aren’t exactly unattractive either; it would have been better for her but not for them if the boot had been on the other foot.

Of course, there is absolutely no reason women shouldn’t keep physically fit, train, run, compete on the field, and in the gym, indeed they should be encouraged to do so, but if they want to do contact sports, judo is both feminine and graceful, then there is aikido, karate, kung fu...Indeed, Rousey began as a jūdōka; she also became a wrestler - that’s another no-no, have you seen the injuries these guys and gals suffer, and how many of them die young?

Cool it ladies, leave boxing, mixed martial arts and other blood sports to the guys. A man with a beat up face can appear ruggedly handsome, and even a bloodied loser can attract compassion, but for you, a black eye, a busted lip, a mouthful of blood, all that does is rob you of your femininity, and that is something you want to keep as long as you can. You’ll be astonished how fast the years go by and how quickly it will fade.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Luciana Berger — Kosher Stupidity At Its Classic Best

Joshua Bonehill-Paine is a legend. To the man in the mirror, at any rate. Luciana Berger is hot, like smoking; women like her can have the pick of the alpha males, and that does not include Joshua, who must be blind if he calls her a filthy Jew bitch or a filthy anything. As Bonehill-Paine begins a two year sentence for harassing - not sexually but simply harassing - the Liverpool MP, one has to ask if she or anyone else believes this will shake his belief that Jews control Britain, or if it will simply affirm it.

Curiously, the lovely Luciana has enemies on the left too, including veteran Kosher crazy Tony Greenstein who four years ago wrote of her “...Lucian is not only a Zionist scumbag but a coward to boot. In order to protect her career and knowing which way the wind blows, she hasn’t even raised Israel on her own blog or in the House of Commons!”

Not quite such poisonous rhetoric, but coming from someone who is not regarded as a total fruitcake as well as a member of The Tribe, far more hurtful. In the first place, many Jews have supported Zionism because like the gullible goyim they have been blinded by its propaganda campaign in the Western media. With the rise of social media, the alternative media, and Islamic voices, most of them have seen through it. Probably Berger is ashamed to speak up for Israel after the two massacres of Operation Cast Lead and the 2012 attack which saw such terrible loss of life. But in comparison with the implosion of Syria, the crimes of the Zionist entity from 1948 to date don’t look so terrible at all.

Leaving aside the Middle East though, Luciana does have some right daffy ideas; she believes in the gender pay gap for one. And she seems to believe the way to deal with idiots is to throw them in gaol. After Bonehill-Paine’s conviction she relished in playing the victim to the BBC. Or perhaps that should be the survivor. Just kidding. But did it have to end like this? One thing she could have done was refrain from feeding the troll. Another and far more alluring thing would have been to invite him to meet her. In spite of her whining about sexism and other chimeras, she has done some excellent work in both her constituency and Parliament as is evinced by her short film Breadline Britain and constantly raising the issue of food banks.

Men like Bonehill-Paine may be ignorant, but they are not ignorant in a vacuum. They’ve been reading the wrong books, watching the wrong videos, and listening to the wrong people. If no one educates them, they will remain ignorant, and when this particular idiot comes out of gaol in a year or so, he will be not simply ignorant but embittered. In short, if he doesn’t hate Jews already and his writings really are only satire, he will certainly hate them then. Congratulations Luciana, Eric Sevareid would be proud of you.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Never Shag A Woman At Work

Sometimes I look back with regret on the way my personal life has turned out - alone at sixty. Then I think of my friend Chris Tame and his two failed marriages, or the guy downstairs and his two crazy girlfriends - one on whom I called the police on Valentine’s Day thinking he was being murdered. Then I don’t feel so bad. For the past thirty years when I have worked I have done so for the most part alone; when I was younger I did not work exclusively in all male environments, but I had little opportunity to fraternise with women by and large, that is women to whom I was attracted. I don’t regret that either.

Working with women gives a man the opportunity to mix business with pleasure. That sounds nice, but it can be disastrous. Look at Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. Now that was really sordid, and frankly the cunt brought it on himself, but others have landed in trouble with a capital T, like Staff Sergeant Eddy Soto of the United States Army. Fortunately, his absurd rape conviction was overturned on appeal, but a woman doesn’t have to accuse you of rape to trash your job, your career, your life...

Last month, the Guardian ran a story headlined: Half of women in UK have been sexually harassed at work, study finds

Sure: “Polling of 1,553 women found 52% experienced unwanted behaviour at work including groping, sexual advances and inappropriate jokes” - what does that even mean, inappropriate jokes?

As we’ve seen in some high profile cases, including that of Ellen Pao, sexual harassment and discrimination can mean almost anything. Even though Pao lost her lawsuit against her former employer Kleiner Perkins and was as good as kicked out of Reddit, she is still being lauded by media braindeads as some kind of heroine instead of a toxic bitch.

Any man who has any sort of romantic entanglement with a woman at work is risking everything for what - a shag? Okay, there are exceptions, Robin Cook met his second wife at work, and married her. He had no regrets about that, although his first wife may well have, but when the shine wears off, what are we left with? Charges of sexual harassment or worse. Okay, so the girl is cultured, sweet natured and stunningly attractive, so was Karla Homolka. Don’t go there guys, don’t even think of going there, find your love interests in the club, on the dance floor, even on a dating site, but never shag a woman at work.

Friday, 2 September 2016

The Last Time I Saw Tony

The screengrab below is from an e-mail that arrived on the 22nd of last month. It is clearly incomplete, but what is not so clear is that it was long overdue because the author had been dead four years by that time.

Anthony Hancock - Tony to his friends but AH to me - died June 11, 2012. I can only guess at what happened, but presumably the e-mail account from which this message was sent has now been long closed. His phone number no longer works, and although his domain - Historical Review Press - has been taken over by Simon Sheppard - the company he founded with his late father is also long gone.

If you read about AH in the mainstream or anywhere slightly to the left of the Monday Club, you will find nothing flattering about him, and much that is deeply unflattering. For some time after our initial acquaintance, I wasn’t that impressed with him either. The sentiment was mutual, but I realised shortly, as did he, that this mutual contempt had been engineered gratuitously by someone we’d both been kind to in our own different ways, and who had repaid us by trying to set us at each other’s throats.

After this individual overstepped the mark, we both realised we’d been played, and although we were never friends with a capital F, we did reach the point where we enjoyed each other’s company. I owe AH a lot; he did some printing for me including one ill-fated project (that he actually contracted out) which left him seriously out of pocket, and one of my pamphlets he printed totally for free. I can’t remember at this distance if this was Holocaust Revisionism After Irving v Lipstadt or The Man Who Invented Racism, but he certainly printed one for free, and the other for a fairly nominal fee.

It was because of AH that I went to Tehran where I delivered a paper on the forbidden subject; I also assisted him albeit belatedly as McKenzie friend in the ludicrous Tosspot Trial which saw him stitched up by a deranged lawyer, a barrister who looked and talked like a pig, and a judge who was out of the Ark.

The photo below is rather sad looking; the last time I saw him - at a political meeting - he looked even sadder. I feel a bit guilty over that because I tapped him for twenty quid, I remember not what for. I realised later that by that point he was a broken man, his horrible common law wife having kicked him out of the house, and he was I am reliably informed sleeping on the floor of his printworks. Even so, he would not have died prematurely at 65 had be followed his doctor’s orders.

It was a sad end for a man who had been demonised by people who on the one hand painted him as a bigoted and quite mad conspiracy theorist while at the same time conspiring against him and everything he stood for, even dragging him into court over the printing of a boring satirical pamphlet while turning a blind eye to or even attempting to justify the crushing of a nation and the mass murder of its people, including its children.

In the grand scheme of things, AH was an important person, and if our race still exists two hundred years from now, history will be a lot kinder to him than his contemporaries.