The Prophecy

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Mikhail Lermontov (1814 – 1841)

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A year will come, the year of Russia, last,
When the monarchs’ crown will be cast;
Mob will forget its former love and faith,
And food of many will be blood and death;
When the cast off law will not guard
A guiltless woman and a feeble child;
when the plague on bodies, sick or dead,
Among the gloomy villages will spread,
To call from huts with pieces of a rag,
And dearth will maim this poor earth as plague;
And on the lakes will fateful glow lay:
A mighty man will come in this black day.
You will recognise this man and understand,
Why he will have the shining knife in hand:
And voe for you! – Your moans and appeals
He will consider just as funny things;
And all his image will be awful now.
As his black mantle and his lofty brow.

Translated from Russian by Yevgeny Bonver, 1966
Once again (see The Unwashed Russia) poor Mikhail wouldn’t have to change a word today.

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Reminiscing

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

The Chernobyl anniversary came and went, an opportunity for the reason-challenged progies to rehash their anti-nuclear propaganda, with no mention of the real cause of the incident, i.e. inevitable decline of the workmanship and quality control under socialist management.

The images of some heavily decorated survivors reminded me of something, and it took some time to click. The woman, her clothing, medals and facial expression evoked the Russian female translator in Dad’s Army’s The Honourable Man episode. She, of course, was a faithful image of the Soviet heroines the Eastern Block media constantly presented.

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose , in Russia in particular.

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No joke, unfortunately

 

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Papeles de Panamá

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

When the news of that Panama’s legal firm helping people to hide their money surfaced, at first I thought – Only a tip of the iceberg. On second thought I realised that that would be totally inappropriate metaphor. According to popular beliefs, an iceberg shows only 1/8 of its bulk above water, depending on the salinity of water, its temperature, density of ice etc. As far as sub rosa money is concerned my uneducated guess would be that at least 1/1000 is under very murky water. Furthermore, the really rich people own banks, governments and media and thus they don’t need any Panamanian companies, prone to hacking and whistle-blowers. These are for those rich enough, but unconnected to the Big Money.

In other words, the so called Panama papers are a red herring; and the question is from what it is supposed to distract us, or to where the garden path is expected to lead us. One theory is that it is supposed to whip up the innate envy and make us accept the global governance in the belief that then it would be some mythical, honest people governing us, having nothing to do with those governing us now, admonishing us to pay the taxes while evading their own. The Guardian readers and ABC watchers may believe that, but they believe even in the Anthropogenic Global Warming, now called the Climate Change.

In accordance with the time honoured practice, the waters have been muddied by plethora of baseless theories in order to diminish the one theory which possibly could have some supporting facts. So I have read that the disclosure was organised by CIA, Putin, China and naturally, the Jews. I will leave it to you to pick up your favourite culprit, but you may first consider the following:

As yet nobody emerged to claim the Nobel Peace Prize or whatever is now being given to the people who significantly damage Western society. That could indicate a governmental organisation, a person fearing for his/her life, or a person dead.

There may be a valid reason for the extraordinarily lengthy delay – from wikipedia:

An anonymous source using the pseudonym “John Doe” made the documents available in batches to German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung beginning in early 2015. The information from this unremunerated whistleblower documents transactions as far back as the 1970s and eventually totaled 2.6 terabytes of data. Given the scale of the leak, the newspaper enlisted the help of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which distributed the documents for investigation and analysis to some 400 journalists at 107 media organizations in 76 countries. The first news reports based on the papers, and 149 of the documents themselves, were published on April 3, 2016. The ICIJ plans to publish a full list of companies involved in early May 2016.

CameronMossacHowever, the one year delay would have allowed a selected personages to take remedial or protective action, as it seems that everybody but the benighted public was aware of the imminent disclosures. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) with its centre in Washington, DC (about 160 journalists from sixty countries) selective releases are suspicious, but, on the other hand, the public does not expect the whole truth from the main stream media, however “investigative” they may call themselves.

The Economist, that indefatigable fighter for the new word order, was so prescient that already on the 20th February 2016 published the two-pages ‘expose’ of the problem of the offshore tax evasion in “The biggest loophole of all” and ”The problem child”, naming Mossack Fonseca. Either prescient, or – well, that publication is no longer known for its journalistic integrity.

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I was pleased to discover that the residents of Greenland do not hide their money in dodgy Panamanian schemes (see map above) and those of you who still do not love Clinton enterprises may be pleased to read https://20committee.com/2016/04/07/panama-papers-reveal-clintons-kremlin-connection/

Some are taking the whole show seriously, almost philosophically:

pj media The global world hits a snag -

One of the unappreciated risks of globalization is it destroyed the barriers to corruption formerly imposed by limitations in institutions.  The marvels of the modern age have made possible not only to spread organisations like Medicins sans Frontieres but also to proliferate crooks without borders.

Today the world is one giant Easter Island as the Panama Papers show.  For years scientists and archaeologists were baffled by how “Easter Island, in the south Pacific, once lush with subtropical broadleaf forest, was left barren and vast sea-bird colonies were destroyed after the arrival of man.” The most common theory is that the island’s 15,000 Polynesian inhabitants simply cut the trees down recklessly and — like Detroit or Venezuela — ate up their seed corn. A newer, not so very different theory is that Easter Island was reduced to a wasteland by rats. The danger facing the global world was that unlike the Polynesians there would be no getting away from the global rat.“

But the rats are starting to lose.  Events in Brazil are very probably soon to be echoed in in the West.  The pendulum is swinging against them because, as Madison observed, rats are so voracious they often eat each other before civilization can be extinguished. “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition,” he wrote.  We are saved not by our better natures but by our worse. „

Optimistic, isn’t it?

Australia will get its comeuppance soon too –

http://www.ntnews.com.au/lifestyle/australias-super-rich-to-be-unmasked/news-story/799354bcd9d4cfa957110b60d820d2af

Cui bono? Definitely not us, the ordinary people.

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Anzac Day

Ludwig von Gress

Fog of Chaos dealt with the Anzac Day a few times – K brehum Gallipoli 23-04-11, Soldier on / 25-4-12; Anzacs forgotten / 25-4-14; Anzacs / 27-4-15, so just a reminder: During the Gallipoli campaign the Allied casualties were 205 000 Brits, 47 000 Frenchies, 26 000 Aussies and 7500 Kiwies.

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Mesopotamia (1917)

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936)

They shall not return to us, the resolute, the young,

The eager and whole-hearted whom we gave:

But the men who left them thriftily to die in their own dung,

Shall they come with years and honour to the grave?

They shall not return to us; the strong men coldly slain

In sight of help denied from day to day:

But the men who edged their agonies and chid them in their pain,

Are they too strong and wise to put away?

Our dead shall not return to us while Day and Night divide–

Never while the bars of sunset hold.

But the idle-minded overlings who quibbled while they died,

Shall they thrust for high employments as of old?

Shall we only threaten and be angry for an hour:

When the storm is ended shall we find

How softly but how swiftly they have sidled back to power

By the favour and contrivance of their kind?

Even while they soothe us, while they promise large amends,

Even while they make a show of fear,

Do they call upon their debtors, and take counsel with their friends,

To conform and re-establish each career?

Their lives cannot repay us–their death could not undo–

The shame that they have laid upon our race.

But the slothfulness that wasted and the arrogance that slew,

Shell we leave it unabated in its place.

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Clubs, No Trump

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

I am not a great fan of billionaires, real estate ones in particular. On one strange occasion sometime in 1988 I skimmed through his 1987 book The Art of the Deal (there was nothing else to read and it was raining) and was not impressed. His trials and tribulation meant very little to me. Then, two weeks ago a friend, a mild admirer of Donald, lent the Trump’s old book to me and this time I read it more carefully. It has not made me to like him, but provided some outline of his enormous, yet pragmatic ego. He is able to cut his loses; and it is not out of the question that at some stage he would ask himself “Is America worth this?” The realistic observers have known the answer for some time, some are starting to write about the problems now. [Problems are unfixable] and [The weirdest possible outcome for strangest election in US history]

Leaving aside Mr Trump’s motivation – surely he can’t believe that he can change anything – anyone with a sense of fairness must feel sorry for him. Even Ronald Reagan did not have to suffer that much opprobrium and outright lies as he.

For example, take the Levandowski “assault” video. That the complainant is a serial victim of “right wing” violence ought to ring a bell, but the images tell the story anyway. If brushing past a person is a crime there would not be many left to arrest us all. Yet the deceivers claimed in the headlines that the video shows assault, correctly assuming that the media consumer sheep would not bother to look.

Another example could be the establishment treatment of the Trump’s answer to the illegal abortion punishment question. Originally he gave the absolutely correct answer to a very specific question – if you break the law you ought to be punished regardless of your gender, race, party allegiance or religion. That has nothing to do with the pros and cons of abortion; the valid laws should apply to everyone equally. Obviously, had Trump said that everybody but women ought to be punished … one can imagine the outrage. I guess that Trump is not familiar with Stalin’s Second Five Year Plan of 1936 which outlawed abortion in first pregnancies, followed in 1944 by outlawing all abortions, with two-year prison term for persons who aided a woman in securing it. A woman was cast as an incompetent dupe even then, when the narrative was that the nasty, selfish men force innocent and chaste (almost) women against their will to kill babies. Today the politically correct narrative is that the nasty, selfish men force the innocent and chaste (almost) women, against their will and their inalienable human right, not to kill babies.

The depths of ethical depravity are illustrated when even Andrew Bolt (Clayton conservative) misses the point.

The lengths the progies and cuckservatives will go to to stifle even a teensy whiff of fresh air in the putrid US ex-democracy! The Economist of 20th February 2016 devoted two pages to Trump (and one page to Bloomberg, The Economist‘s the dream US presidential and whole world ruler candidate). Well, according to The Economist‘s unbiased expert, Donald Trump inherited his wealth, but he is not as wealthy as he claims and ‘his casino operation folded’, ‘his father rented out mere apartments in Brooklyn’, ‘half his wealth is still tied up in buildings within four-mile radius’, ‘93% of his wealth sits in America and 80% is in real estate’ etc. Mudslinging goes on for two pages and an attention challenged reader would not know whether Donald is too poor to be a president or too rich. In any case, he is bad. One would think that having most of your wealth in your own country could be praiseworthy indication of patriotism; and that making money out of accommodation is better than making money by manipulating other people’s money, but that is an anathema to global order pushing publication. It is also amusing to see that what is wrong with Trump is admired on the immediately following page Michael Bloomberg’s moment. Oh, what a life it will be when we are governed by Sanders, Bloomberg and The Economist !

The beat goes on. Harper Lee ( To kill a Mocking Bird) died and voila! While her death was still in the news suddenly her letter about Trump’ casino was discovered, derogatory, needless to say. (One ambiguous sentence is enough for the progies) Don’t be surprised when, sooner or later somebody will discover a letter by Ronald Reagan warning against Trump. Sooner or later the world’s headlines will announce the shattering news that a Trump supporter farted.

Big Money can not allow somebody who is not beholden to it to enter presidential race. What would happen if the people realised their power?

Yes, the clubs are out.

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No worries

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Life is bitter

…from the quills of the dead white poets

William Ernest Henley 1849 -1903

Life is bitter.   All the faces of the years,
Young and old, are gray with travail and with tears.
  Must we only wake to toil, to tire, to weep?
In the sun, among the leaves, upon the flowers,
Slumber stills to dreamy death the heavy hours …
                         Let me sleep.

Riches won but mock the old, unable years;
Fame’s a pearl that hides beneath a sea of tears;
  Love must wither, or must live alone and weep.
In the sunshine, through the leaves, across the flowers,
While we slumber, death approaches through the hours …
                           Let me sleep. 
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Turn!Bull

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

There is a possibility of early Australian federal elections and thus the experts spout more than usual volume of nonsense. Those in the centre and right are full of advice to Turnbull how to avoid the defeat of the Coalition. They either refuse to see the reality or are too corrupt to say the obvious.

The Left media managed to impose a leader of their liking on the Liberal camarilla, which was not too difficult. The most elected Liberals, and a minority of party members, model themselves on the American style liberals, that is leftist Democrats. The conservative principles had been abandoned long time ago by none other than that politician in the worst meaning of the word, John Howard.

Thus the party of no convictions whatsoever and ingrained hypocrisy is led by scheming crypto-socialist who himself will not lose the forthcoming elections regardless of the electoral count. If there is an unlikely Coalition win, Turnbull will sabotage anything even slightly advantageous to Australia; and will attempt to implement the destructive Labor/Green policies under different names.

If the Coalition loses, the egotist extraordinaire Turnbull will resign and after some interval will accept a Labor Party reward, perhaps an ambassadorship or something better. Win/win for the Malicious Malcolm, loss/loss for Australian people.

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You, who first stood before the source

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Anna Akhmatova (1889 – 1966)

(To Alexander Blok)

 

You, who first stood before the source

With your smile, so deadly stoned!

How tortures us a look, you own, -

The heavy look of the night-birds.

But awful years will soon pass,

You’ll be again and young and careless,

And we’ll preserve the cold, mysterious,

Of minutes, given you once.

Translated by Yevgeny Bonver, 2002

 

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Not funny

 

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Symbols of defeat

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

After the Muslim massacre of Charlie Hebdo’s personnel I naively thought Europe is finally waking up [Fog of Chaos Je suis Charlie, mais …] I was wrong. The West has no will to resist.

I am unable to guess the cost of flowers piled in Brussels or Paris, but the cost of candles and munition are easier to estimate. Ikea, for example, advertises candles from $1.49 to $7.99 and one NATO calibre bullet retails in Australia for less than 80 cents. It occurred to me that while flowers and candles for the dead victims of Islamic violence have some pietic significance, symbolic purchases of the means of preventing future massacres could be better. (By simplifying and averaging one candle equals five bullets.) Symbolic contribution to the resistance fund* could, perhaps, show the ruling class that not all people are not yet sheep and that sometimes, like now, it is necessary to fight fire with fire.

You do not have to take my word for it. See, for example Michele Malkin Post-Jihad Gesture Theatre Je suis sick of it, Mark Steyn The One-stop Shop for All Your Terror- sentimentalizing Needs and even our, more and more timid, Andrew Bolt Hatred amongst the tears – Muslims tear and hide Israeli flags at the memorial for Brussels dead.

While on the subject of hypocrisy we should not miss the current Vatican disemboweler of Christianity, the Pope Francis, “symbolically” rinsing the feet of, perhaps genuine, perhaps not, but certainly photogenic refugees. I would have thought that Francis, had he really wanted to show his concerns for sufferers, could have washed the feet of female and male victims of Muslim rapes, rather than those of the likely future perpetrators.

Finally good news – no Refugees Welcome signs were damaged in the last Islamic attacks in Brussels.

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*/ The usual nitpickers may point out the impracticality of that idea. Setting a trust and opening a bank account should not be beyond the ability of mankind, but finding a trustworthy trustees and avoiding governmental interference indeed would be a problem. Perhaps when, and if ever, some European country gets a government protecting its citizens rather than its PC reputation …

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No longer mourn for me

…from the quills of the dead white poets

William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)

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No longer mourn for me when I am dead

Than you shall hear the surly sullen bell

Give warning to the world that I am fled

From this vile world, with vilest worms to dwell:

Nay, if you read this line, remember not

The hand that writ it; for I love you so,

That I in your sweet thoughts would be forgot,

If thinking on me then then should make you woe.

O, if (I say) you look upon this verse,

When I perhaps compounded am with clay,

Do not so much as my poor name rehearse;

But let your love even with my life decay:

Lest the wise world should look into your moan,

And mock you with me after I am gone.

/From Sonnets LXXI/

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Grand is the Seen

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)

 

Grand is the seen, the light, to me – grand are the sky and stars,

Grand is the earth, and grand are lasting time and space,

And grand their laws, so multiform, puzzling, evolutionary;

But grander far the unseen soul of me, comprehending, endowing all those,

Lighting the light, the sky and stars, delving the earth, sailing the sea,

(What were all those, indeed, without thee, unseen soul? Of what amount without thee?)

More evolutionary, vast, puzzling, O my soul!

More multiform far – more lasting thou than they.

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Fence-less societies

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

Before you knock down a fence ask why it was put there in the first place”

Hypocrite Merkel, who started her political career as a “quotafrau”, may had asked that question and decided that knocking down fences would be the best way to destroy societies. By now, her visceral hatred of the German people and western civilisation in general should be obvious to anyone watching what she is doing. A few weeks ago she publicly complained of the rising anti-Semitism of native Germans, while shamelessly importing over a million of anti-Semites from elsewhere.

I do not know, but could the recent Islamic horde set-backs in Syria and Iraq be explained by probability of their most dedicated fighters being already in Europe or on the way there? After all, Europe is much softer and ripper target than Assad’s Syria.

There is no doubt that pseudo humanitarians [see Beware fake humanitarians] will nominate Frau Merkel for that discredited Nobel Peace Prize, and there is the strong likelihood she would get it, as did Arafat, Kissinger, Obama and even European Union. Yeah, cause a war, get a Nobel Peace Prize.

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I prefer the gorgeous freedom

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Alexandr Alexandrovich Blok (1880 – 1921)

I prefer the gorgeous freedom,aleksandr-blok_9
And I fly to lands of grace,
Where in wide and clear meadows
All is good, as dreams, and blest.
Here they rise: the clover clear,
And corn-flower's gentle lace,
And the rustle is always here:
"Ears are leaning... Take your ways!"
In this immense sea of fair,
Only one of blades reclines.
You don't see in misty air,
I'd seen it! It will be mine! 

Translated by Yevgeny Bonver, December, 1994

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Nekrolog

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RUDOLF VÝBORNÝ5. února 2016

Je smutné, když zemře někdo známý, a ještě smutnější, byl-li to člověk blízký. Zasloužilý profesor Rudolf Oldřich Výborný zemřel ve spánku ve svém domě v Kenmore, Brisbane ve věku 87 let.

R.O. Výborný se narodil 3.července 1928 v Praze, vystudoval matematiku na Karlově univerzitě a pak působil v Československé akademii věd. V roce 1966 se dostal do Austrálie, přesněji na univerzitu v Adelaide, odkud pak v roce 1968 přešel coby profesor na University of Queensland, kde se později stal i děkanem matematické fakulty. Mezitím, trochu zázrakem a trochu neschopností socialistické byrokracie, za ním mohla přijet jeho žena a dva synové.

Matematika byla jeho život. Od roku 1956 publikoval více než sedmdesát odborných článků a knih; a tzvVyborny theoremse vyučuje na vyšších vysokoškolských stupních. Při odchodu do penze byl odměněn titulemProfessor Emeritus. Continue reading

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Still the front runner

 

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

hilary.fbiMildly amusing as the image may be, one has to realise that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is one of the America’s ruling class enforcement agencies, such as its infamous Internal Revenue Service; and there is hardly better example of that ruling class than the Clinton gang. Only when there is a fight for spoils amongst thieves, or deus ex machina intervenes (see Fog of Chaos Honeymoon for some about possible Obama’s ploy) FBI would act against some of its masters, and only when it is absolutely sure that they are the former masters and certain of staying so for ever.

In other words – don’t hold your breath. Chances of America returning to at least a semblance of democracy before it is too late are minimal.

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