Monthly Archives: April 2012

Subbotniki, saturnalia and U-238

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger In April totalitarian regimes both past and aspiring have significant days. Though very few neo-nazis celebrate Hitler’s birthday on 20th April the followers of Lenin renamed, for the time being, 22nd April the … Continue reading

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april memories / 30

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th April, 1933 : Seven young Fascist, dressed in black and peddling anti-Semitic literature, were surrounded by an angry crowd of more than 6,000 in London’s Piccadilly Circus tonight. It was the latest violent, … Continue reading

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Return of Chaos

…from the quills of the dead white poets  Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744)   She comes! the sable Throne behold Of Night Primaeval, and of Chaos old! Before her, Fancy’s gilded clouds decay. And all its varying Rainbows die away, … Continue reading

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Dust of Afghanistan

Ludwig von Gress  In another display of her statesmanship style (knee-jerk) Gillard reacted to the Haqqani spring series of coordinated, but unsuccessful attacks on 16th April, 2012 by announcing very next day that Australian military will abandon Americans before their … Continue reading

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april memories / 28

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th April, 1925 : Britain is back on the gold standard. There is sixpence off the standard rate of income tax – it is now four shillings in the pound – and there is … Continue reading

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Different strokes

Ludwig von Gress When it comes to the defense of the West and of the Western democratic values in particular, the amazing hypocrisy of the Left is even more pronounced. The double standards become institutionalised. President Hussain Obama in his … Continue reading

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april memories / 27

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th April, 1941 : The Germans marched into Athens yesterday and the swastika is flying over the Acropolis. Advance units of motorcyclists entered the city in the morning and were followed by heavy mechanised … Continue reading

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Levičáctví intelektuálů

Rudolf Výborný Podle slovníkové definice je intelektuál člen grupy nebo třídy lidí, kteří mají, nebo se předpokládá, že mají, osvícené mínění či pohled na společnost a otázky politické či veřejné. Tahle definice je podle mého soudu zastaralá a do značné … Continue reading

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april memories / 26

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th April, 1952 : French forces yesterday moved decisively to smash the Viet Minh resistance base 75 miles to the north-west of Saigon. Six thousand men were involved in a two-pronged attack into heavily … Continue reading

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Soldier on

 Ludwig von Gress For the flowers of contemporary Australian journalism like George Negus and Yumi Stynes the Anzac Day will be another source of hilarious jokes. Australian soldiers are a fair game for them, but somehow I doubt that they … Continue reading

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Válka

T.G.Masaryk :- Obrana je psychologicky a mravně úplně rozdílná od napadení. Fyzická činnost je tu i tam táž, motivy a celá psychika jsou opačné. Eticky se každý čin posuzuje podle motivů, a proto je obranná válka mravně přípustná a nutná. … Continue reading

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april memories / 25

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th April, 1956 : Talks between the British Government and the Soviet leaders Bulganin and Khrushchev during their eight-day visit to Britain have ended ‘in a spirit of candour and realism’, according to an … Continue reading

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Breakdown of loving relationship

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Breakdowns of same-sex marriages is often overlooked part of the Socialist International ‘rights’ parcel. The push for legalising cohabitation between partners of the same sex has deep moral and societal implications, but at … Continue reading

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april memories / 24

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 24th April, 1926 : The inter-community riots between Hindus and Moslems in Calcutta have broken out again. The original riots were caused by the Hindus playing their religious music outside a mosque. This time … Continue reading

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Can’t make it anymore

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger The breakdown of car manufacturing in Australia is filling the Greens’ hearts with joy. They, and the trade unions worked long and hard towards that goal. Some people are dismayed; most are resigned. … Continue reading

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april memories / 23

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd April, 1984 : The discovery of the AIDS virus was announced in Washington today by Margaret Heckler, the US Health and Human Services Secretary. She hoped that a blood test would be available … Continue reading

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The Men of the Open Spaces

…from the quills of the dead white poets Will H. Ogilvie (1869 – 1863)  These are the men with the sun-tanned faces And the keen far-sighted eyes- The men of the open spaces, And the land where the mirage lies. … Continue reading

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Labor and the credit cycle

So the Reserve Bank of Australia is being cajoled by the government into lowering interest rates to juice the economy. Gillard’s foray into the RBA’s Monetary policy, leads me to believe that Labor has just realized the bush fire of … Continue reading

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april memories / 21

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 21st April, 1931 : The New South Wales Savings Bank has closed its doors, pending talks on a merger with the Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia. The Commissioners announced that the bank had ceased … Continue reading

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Martin’s malign media

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger After Zimmerman / Trayvon Martin apology of sorts I am not sure that any additional illustrations of how the Left media works are needed, but for all good it might do: the article … Continue reading

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