Večer

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Fráňa Šrámek (1877 -1952)

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Přetiché ruce modřínů

a tišší ještě tvář,

v těch tichých rukách spočinu

a zahledím se v tvář:

Co bylo, už se jenom zdá,

co zdálo se, je blíž,

nějaké jméno zapadá,

že bylo tvé, zda víš?

Nějaké tváře, už jen s par,

pak odvanutý dým.

Ten dým má schnoucí slzy tvar

a rozplynem se s ním.

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

24th June, 1940 : At Villa Olgiata, near Rome, General Huntziger, on behalf of the French army, and General Badoglio on behalf of Italy, sign the armistice.

With the capture of Saint-Etienne and Angouleme, the Germans now occupy all territory north and west of a line Geneva-Dole-Tours-Mont-de-Marsan-Spanish border. The Channel and entire Atlantic coast are in German hands, constituting Germany’s advance posts for operations in the Atlantic and for the imminent campaign against Britain.

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

21st June, 1940 : Hitler receives the French plenipotentiaries at Réthondes in the same railway coach in which the German surrender was signed at the end of the First World War. General Keitel reads the dossier accusing the French of deceit and aggression. The French are then given the text of the armistice terms and no discussion is permitted. All the French are allowed to do is ask for clarification.

General Huntziger obtains permission to speak to General Weygand on the telephone. Weygand is told of the severe conditions dictated by the Germans: three-fifths of French territory will be under occupation, prisoners of war will not be released, the costs of occupation will be assessed by Germany, and French army will be reduced to 100,000 men.

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

19th June, 1940 : Brest and Nantes fall to the Germans, and so too, after a valiant defence by the French military cadets, does Saumur. The Germans now advance on Lyons.

French ships in the Channel ports seek refuge, some in Great Britain, some in jean.bartNorth Africa. Displaying remarkable skill, Captain Ronarch succeeds in sailing the battleship Jean Bart out of the dry dock at St. Nazaire, where she was being fitted out, and reaching Casablanca in safety.

General de Gaulle broadcasts again to the French from London; this time his speech is political and marks definite breach with the Pétain government.

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Life

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)

 

Ever the undiscouraged, resolute, struggling soul of man;

(Have former armies fail’d? Then we send fresh armies – and fresh again;)

Ever grappled mystery of all earth’s ages old or new;

Ever the eager eyes, hurrahs, the welcome clapping hands, the loud applause;

Ever the soul dissatisfied, curious, unconvinced at last;

Struggling to-day the same – battling the same.

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

15th June, 1940 : The German war machine seemingly invincible, Reynaud decides to sue for peace, but he is opposed by none other than General Weygand, who until now has supported an armistice.

[ It sounds like most marriages. Who should get the Nobel Peace Prize? Both? ]

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

13th June, 1940 : For the last time Churchill meets Reynauld, who still supports resistance to the enemy to the last. In a desperate message to Roosevelt, Reynauld pleads for American help; the appeal asks the American president to ‘throw the weight of American power into the scales in order to save France, the advance guard of democracy’.

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

12th June, 1940 : In the morning Guderian crosses the heights of Champagne and launches his XXXIX Armoured Corps against Chalons-sur-Marne, which falls without resistance. General Weygand orders a general retreat. In the French Council of Ministers held near Tours, Weygand himself, supported by Pétain, presses the need for armistice, but the proposal is firmly dismissed by the Premier, Paul Reynaud.

First bombing raids by the RAF on Italy. Turin and Genoa are the targets.

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“No, Not with You…”

 

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Mikhail Lermontov (1814 – 1841)

1841

No, not with you I fell in love so fast,
And not for me your beauty is succeeding;
I love in you my suffering preceding,
And youth of mine, that perished in the past.

And when sometimes my look is long and hard,
And penetrates your eyes of high perfection;
I'm busy with a secret conversation,
But not to you I send my words of heart.

To my youth's girl, my word of soul flies,
In features yours, I seek for other dears,
In lips alive -- the lips, so mute for years,
In eyes -- the flame of the extinguished eyes.

Translated by Yevgeny Bonver
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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

10th June, 1940 : The Germans cross the Seine as the French retire on to the Loire in disorder. General Weygand admits officially that the front has been breached. The French government leaves Paris for Tours. The Italian Foreign Minister Ciano receives the French ambassador at the Palazzo Chigi and informs him that ‘Italy considers itself in a state of war with effect from tomorrow, 11 June. A similar declaration of war is sent by the Italian Foreign Minister to the British Ambassador.

There is bitter disagreement among the French military and political leaders. General Weygand considers the defeat of his forces imminent and think they should surrender. Paul Reynaud feels there should be a final stand in Brittany.

Within hours of Italy’s decision to enter the war President Roosevelt strongly condemns the dictatorships and promises material help to the Western Allies.

italy.bombersDuring the night Italian aircraft take off from airfields in Sicily for the first air raid on Malta.

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First step

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

Trump’s rejection of the Paris Agreement could be a useful first step in exposing and disposing of the global fraud a.k.a Anthropogenic Global Warming, a.k.a. Climate Change.

losership-paris-obama-trumpHowever, surrounded by the enemies of reason, by the enemies of America and putrid bureaucracy the President once again may feel the fetters of his power. Hypocrisy of his opponents is boundless.

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/ Images courtesy of Watts up with that /

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

8th June, 1940 : The British aircraft carrier Glorious and the two destroyers escorting her are sunk off Narvik by the German battle-cruisers Gneisenau and Scharhorst.

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Democracy and its progress

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

Sometimes one wonders what subtitle would be appropriate for the image –

The puppet master and one of his many puppets?

soros.mccainPseudo-philanthropist and pseudo-Republican?

The Big Money and The Big Fraud?

Decline of democracy?

Soros and McCain are perfect symbols of our road to perdition. Soon more people will be dying because of them.

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

5th June, 1940 : At last the ‘Battle of France’ begins. The Germans unleash a fierce aerial and artillery bombardment on the line of the Somme and the Aisne and on the lines of communication of the French armies deployed between Abbeville and the Maginot Line. General Weygand issues a heartfelt appeal to his divisions: “Let the thought of our country’s sufferings inspire in you the firm resolve to resist. The fate of our children depend on your determination.” The order is to defend the positions to the last men.

[ Translation: We, the ‘elites’, had more than twenty years to prepare and had done nothing; so now you die.]

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Večer

 

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Fráňa Šrámek (1877 -1952)

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Přetiché ruce modřínů

a tišší ještě tvář,

v těch tichých rukách spočinu

a zahledím se v tvář:

Co bylo, už se jenom zdá,

co zdálo se, je blíž,

nějaké jméno zapadá,

že bylo tvé, zda víš?

Nějaké tváře, už jen s par,

pak odvanutý dým.

Ten dým má schnoucí slzy tvar

a rozplynem se s ním.

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

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1st June, 1940 : German artillery bombards the Dunkirk beaches, while the Luftwaffe launches the most violent attack since the operation began. In a few hours one French and three destroyers are sunk, together with two transports, one mine-sweeper and one gunboat. The British defence line is breached at Bergues, a few miles from Dunkirk, and the rearguards have to be withdrawn nearer the coast. In view of the German offensive the British Admiralty orders a short suspension of embarkation for Britain; nevertheless a further 64,229 men at least are taken off from the Dunkirk beaches.

Admiral Lord Cork and Orrery, commanding the combined Allied force in Norway, tells King Haakon that his troops will have to be withdrawn.

 

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

30th May, 1940 : The evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk continues, while the British artillery tries to hold the advancing German troops at bay before their ammunition runs out. The Luftwaffe sinks three destroyers and damages six, and many of the armada of ships transporting the Allied forces to British soil are sunk.

Mussolini decides that Italy will enter the war on 5th June.

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Fragile French Fraternité

. . . from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

Main Sewer Media, propagandists and manufacturers of fake news, for a while turned their attention to the French presidential elections. See one of the many examples – http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-15/le-pen-faces-disaster-election-after-monumental-computer-error

Since the Soros’ designate had won we have not heard much about Putin’s interference with Western “democracy”. You may recall that at some stage François Fillon, Fillon the Provider, or somebody on his behalf, suggested that all this is a conspiracy against him and if not for those malicious internet leaks he would be innocent of any wrongdoings. It is amusing to hear the politicians squealing when caught with hands in the public pocket or a penis in an under-age vagina. If they were not cheating, Putin’s hackers would have nothing to disclose and influence elections, wouldn’t they? When questions of privacy are raised, those very same politicians blab about security and are telling us with a straight face – if you are doing nothing wrong why do you worry?

It is clear that socialists, EU bureaucracy and Islam work together, at least for the moment, to destroy the remainders of democracy. The citizens are to realise that their occasional attendances at electoral booths simply do not matter. The self-described elites, manipulated by the Big Money, will win.

There is no need for me to regurgitate what others wrote – https://www.steynonline.com/7767/macron-bionics or http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/04/24/delingpole-manchurian-candidate-macron-frances-obama/.

The French still have the opportunity to slow the decay, but don’t hold your breath. For one de Gaulle there are thousands of Petains.

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England’s Answer

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936)

Truly ye come of The Blood; slower to bless than to ban;
Little used to lie down at the bidding of any man.
Flesh of the flesh that I bred, bone of the bone that I bare;
Stark as your sons shall be -- stern as your fathers were.
Deeper than speech our love, stronger than life our tether,
But we do not fall on the neck nor kiss when we come together.
My arm is nothing weak, my strength is not gone by;
Sons, I have borne many sons, but my dugs are not dry.
Look, I have made ye a place and opened wide the doors,
That ye may talk together, your Barons and Councillors --
Wards of the Outer March, Lords of the Lower Seas,
Ay, talk to your gray mother that bore you on her knees! --
That ye may talk together, brother to brother's face --
Thus for the good of your peoples -- thus for the Pride of the Race.
Also, we will make promise.  So long as The Blood endures,
I shall know that your good is mine:  ye shall feel that my strength is yours:
In the day of Armageddon, at the last great fight of all,
That Our House stand together and the pillars do not fall.
Draw now the threefold knot firm on the ninefold bands,
And the Law that ye make shall be law after the rule of your lands.
This for the waxen Heath, and that for the Wattle-bloom,
This for the Maple-leaf, and that for the southern Broom.
The Law that ye make shall be law and I do not press my will,
Because ye are Sons of The Blood and call me Mother still.
Now must ye speak to your kinsmen and they must speak to you,
After the use of the English, in straight-flung words and few.
Go to your work and be strong, halting not in your ways,
Balking the end half-won for an instant dole of praise.
Stand to your work and be wise -- certain of sword and pen,
Who are neither children nor Gods, but men in a world of men!
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Solution

 

Managing Fear

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