NEWS FROM THE FRONT

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

25th May, 1941 : The Germans now really go over to the offensive. Their objectives are Alikianou, from which they can advance and cut the main road to the island south of Suda Bay, Galatas, south-west of Canea, and the village of Carceni, near Galatas. In the evening they take the position at Galatas, despite British counter-attack with the bayonet; they lose it for a while but re-take it after savage fighting. Inland they fail to reach their objective at Alikianou, tenaciously defended by the Greek 8 th Regiment.

King George of the Hellenes and his ministers escape from Crete to Egypt.

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Madness in Hawaii

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

Some time ago Mark Steyn wrote about troubles he encountered when entering USA from Canada with supposedly dangerous Kinder eggs for his children. Mark moved to US, his children grew up, but the nanny state flourishes. From chocolates to artificial “intelligence” vehicles, the rulers infantilize the society in a hope that the deplorables would leave them alone. No need to think, we are here to do it for you.

One day a sunscreen is almost compulsory, the other day corals will die because of it and it is your fault. Don’t you feel guilty? Even Gaia says so.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/05/03/coral-before-people-hawaii-bans-popular-sunscreen-products/

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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.

23th May, 1941 : Hurricane aircraft equipped with supplementary fuel tanks attack Maleme airfield. Some manage to land at Heraklion, under fire by the Germans, but not for long; that same day the first German fighters succeed in landing at Maleme.

General Ringel, in command of the German operations in Crete, receives reinforcements of mountain troops and decides to clean up the whole western part of the island. The British have formed a defensive line running from the coast to the hills, in the area near Gatalas. Ringel decides to split the forces in the Maleme sector in two; the paratroops are to attack along the northern coastal road while the mountain infantry move south into the rough interior to take the British in the flank. The same evening the ‘western group’ joins up with the 3rd Parachute Regiment at Canea.

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Turn! Bull! Turn!

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

The temporary leader of Australia; the leader by the grace of spineless, venal cowards infesting his party, is being taken seriously by media and even by some normal people. Pathetically unable to say yes or no, but capable of endless waffling so admired by the Left media, he shows that parliamentarians and party apparatchiks have more in common with each other than with their constituents; and that there is nothing we can do about it.

Some Australian “journalist” stated, in Turnbull’s defence, that he being so rich can’t be a socialist. How the meanings of terms got confused! Goldman Sachs, Turnbull’s ‘Alma mater’, practices redistribution of wealth on a small scale, from small people to the big ones; and it is almost superfluous to mention Soros, the ugly face of the Big Money. The governments, even those pretending to be conservative, steal from small, productive people wholesale. It is very close to socialism but who cares? Who counts the victims? Who thinks?

Libs party is perpetually lame and proud of it. While Turnbull is the current leader and its most odious example, a thinking conservative will recall Howard’s firearms laws or Abbott’s non-action on the freedom of speech. The Left can’t lose the forthcoming election – either ALP wins, or LibNats will. Big Money may wish LibNats to win in order to keep Turnbull in charge and thus turn Australia even more to the left and the global new order.

The internal LibNats’ polls must be really bad for Turnbull and the top scum Liberals started talking as if they were almost right wing and cared about Australian people. It seems that even those political commentators claiming to be conservative and infallible, swallowed the Coalition’s latest ploy to confuse the population and retain the power. Some hope that Turnbull’s turn is for real. Hmm.

If Liberals lose badly they could, conceivably, shake off the yoke of political correctness, get rid of the Labor Trojan Horse Turbull, and, possibly, turn to the original conservative principles. However – Liberals a conservative party? Not in my lifetime.

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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 May, 1941 : British reconnaissance aircraft sight the two German ships in the morning in harbour at Bergen on the west coast of Norway. Their position is immediately reported to the Admiral commanding the Home Fleet at Scapa Flow, the British fleet’s main base. The Home Fleet mobilises powerful forces – two battleships King George V and the brand new Prince of Wales, the battle-cruisers Hood, armed with 16-1n guns, carrying the flag of Vice-Admiral L.E.Holland, and Repulse, the aircraft carrier Victorious, cruisers Norfolk and Suffolk (already patrolling the Denmark Strait) and six destroyers.

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Autumn

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882)


With what a glory comes and goes the year!

The buds of spring, those beautiful harbingers

Of sunny skies and cloudless times, enjoy

Life’s newness, and earth’s garniture spread out;

And when the silver habit of the clouds

Comes down upon the autumn sun, and with

A sober gladness the old year takes up

His bright inheritance of golden fruits,

A pomp and pageant fill the splendid scene.

There is a beautiful spirit breathing now

Its mellow richness on the clustered trees,

And, from a beaker full of richest dyes,

Pouring new glory on the autumn woods,

And dipping in warm light the pillared clouds.

Morn on the mountain, like a summer bird,

Lifts up her purple wing, and in the vales

The gentle wind, a sweet and passionate wooer,

Kisses the blushing leaf, and stirs up life

Within the solemn woods of ash deep-crimsoned,

And silver beech, and maple yellow-leaved,

Where Autumn, like a faint old man, sits down

By the wayside a-weary. Through the trees

The golden robin moves. The purple finch,

That on wild cherry and red cedar feeds,

A winter bird, comes with its plaintive whistle,

And pecks by the witch-hazel, whilst aloud

From cottage roofs the warbling blue-bird sings,

And merrily, with oft-repeated stroke,

Sounds from the threshing-floor the busy flail.

O what a glory doth this world put on

For him who, with a fervent heart, goes forth

Under the bright and glorious sky, and looks

On duties well performed, and days well spent!

For him the wind, ay, and the yellow leaves,

Shall have a voice, and give him eloquent teachings.

He shall so hear the solemn hymn that Death

Has lifted up for all, that he shall go

To his long resting-place without a tear.

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Paradise awaits

 

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

The Left worldwide realy squeeks like those trained seals. At the moment “in” is the demand for universal wage and even Canberra Greens-come-lately want to save the planet that way. Unfortunately, “educated” people believe that nonsense.

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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.

17th May, 1941 : German preparations for the attack on Crete are completed in Greece. The date for the operation, fixed for 18 May, is put off to the 20th. The air offensive continues.

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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 May, 1941 : In accordance with Hitler’s directive the Germans begin a series of aerial bombardment on Crete in preparation for a landing. The formations detailed to take part in this operation, directed by General Student, are the 7th Parachute Division and the 5th Mountain Division, supported by six infantry regiments and the VIII Air Corps (General Von Richthofen ), with 280 high-level bombers, 150 dive bombers, 239 fighters and 50 recognisance aircraft. Transport for the first wave of the invasion is to be supplied by 500 three-engined Junkers Ju-52 and 72 gliders. The mountain troops, who are to cross to the island by sea, are provided by the Italians with an escort of two destroyers and 12 torpedo boats.

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Píseň zhýralého jinocha

…from the quills of the dead white poets

František Gellner (1881 -1914)

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Nezemru já od práce,

nezahynu bídou,

nezalknu se v oprátce,

skončím syfilidou.

Nezemru já u holky

ani na silnici.

Zemru volky nevolky

klidně v nemocnici.

Nezískal jsem za živa

lásky skutky svými.

Jeptiška jen šedivá

oči zatlačí mi.

Nad mou mrchou stáhne klaun

tvář svou v smutnou masku:

Zemřel tady vilný faun

na nešťastnou lásku.“

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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 May, 1941 : A convoy, code-named Tiger, of freighters carrying 238 tanks and 43 Hurricane fighters aircraft reaches Alexandria. Their dispatch has been personally authorised by Churchill, in reply to the urgent message sent him by Wavell on 20 April in which he asked for reinforcements to help redress the balance on the Egyptian-Libyan border, now that the arrival of Rommel has wiped out all the British gains in Cyrenaica.

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What is the point?

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

Sometimes people ask what is the point? What is the point of my writing and what is the point of their sleepless nights and stomach ulcers? Looking around, are normal people just a deplorable minority?

For example, approximately a half of America wanted as their president a certain Hillary, a person who shamelessly claims that women should be believed except when talking about her rapist spouse. Americans voted (twice!) for a president who donated two billion of the taxpayers money to a terrorist state and avowed enemy of America. One could also mention ex-President Bill Clinton, draft dodger, rapist*, perjurer, admired by feminists everywhere. If America is what it pretends to be, why Americans vote for anti-American leaders?

Is it envy or admirations – I wish I could get away with that; perhaps hatred of America – it is not perfect, so lets destroy it; is it male sexual impotence? One can not blame the depressing state of American politics only on Hollywood, media, Soros, Putin, Davos mafia or perhaps other, different, faceless and nameless manipulators. Is the swamp there to stay?** One Trump is not enough.

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* / /https://www.steynonline.com/8613/a-tale-of-two-bills

** / The situation is similar everywhere, US is just a most visible example

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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 May, 1941 :Rudolf Hess, deputy leader of the Nazi Party, flies to Britain. Hess drops by parachute from his Messerschmitt 110 on the village of Eaglesham in Lanarkshire, not far from Dungavel House, home of the Duke of Hamilton. (Hess had met the Duke during the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.) He is captured by the Home Guard and asks to be taken to the Duke; he tell him rudolf-hesswho he is, and that he is the bearer of a peace plan. Britain, he maintains, will never be able to win the struggle with Germany, and it is desirable and necessary to find some form of agreement between the two countries to bring the conflict to an end. Churchill is not interested in any such discussions, and in any case Hess is speaking purely for himself – Hitler has repudiated him the moment he hears of his ‘desertion’. The official Nazi announcement says that Hess is suffering from ‘a mental disorder’. The Nazi leader is therefore imprisoned, first in Buchanan Castle, later in the Tower of London, finally in a villa at Abergavenny in South Wales.

On 10 October 1945 he is to be taken to Nuremberg to be tried with the other Nazi criminals by the Allies.

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Dogs at Oscars

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

At long time ago, when I still occasionally watched TV news, there was an item about a large outdoor rock concert where the intrepid police officers with trained dogs were sniffling out illicit drugs amongst the youngsters.

oscar_statues_a_pAnd recently I saw a minute or so of the last Oscar ceremony which somehow reminded me of those keen dogs. The participants, in their desire to please the masters, repeat any politically correct meme with as much sincerity as they can fake. They think they are superior to everybody who has less money or no casting power, tell us how to behave, while they are only superior to normal people in their boundless hypocrisy.

Poor dogs. If let lose in the so called entertainment industry they would go crazy or demand the overtime. Poor people who take that sad rabble seriously.

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Mark her name

 

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

The world media manipulate the agenda and it is obvious (and depressing) to see who manipulates the media. Thus the obedient wokans of The Washington Post provide us with Syria, Oxfam etc. diversions and it is almost amusing to watch how swiftly the denizens of the formerly relatively free world abandon the reason and behave like well trained seals.

The Oscar clowns show is the manipulators’ favourite. Amongst other minor diversions I noticed an item, perhaps untruthful, about almost seventy years old Meryl Streep instructing her lawyers to attempt to trade mark her name. Wow, not even Hanoi Jane went that far. Lets be charitable and assume that the poor woman’s brain is not yet totally destroyed by Hollywood drug industry and that it is only an extreme aberration of unintelligent, egotistic mind.

She had to revive her notoriety somehow. Of course, she or her masters decided to throw Weinstein to the wolves or perhaps just go for a while through the pretending of throwing him to the wolves. After all, where the Hollywood would be without Weinsteins? Well, it would not be.

From God to the opposite is not such a long way even for thinking people, and thus for Meryl it would be just a little step from declaring gentleman Weinstein one day her God and next day a devil. She needs to stand out from the usual gaggle of serial enablers of sexual crimes. Yet somehow I suspect that the feminists’ posturing, MeToo caper (http://www.fogofchaos.com/2018/02/15/not-me/), is diluting the understandable outrage, thus helping Weinstein. She would not be the first actor/actress believing to be smarter than anybody else.

It would seem that America has appropriate laws to deal with a crime of rape, feminazis’ claims withstanding, and, for that matter, with crimes of being an accessory before and/or after the fact. Not much of imagination is needed to see that she, Hillary and many others would have something to fear in a normally functioning legal system.

Yes, her name ought to be remembered – as a warning. Manipulated or not, she strives to set-back women everywhere (Stormy and her ilk excluded). Only Clinton/Weinstein scum are beneficiaries of her “woke” posturing.

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Baden-Powell

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

The time was when not only Baden-Powell would be turning in his grave over what the Left had done to the Boy Scouts. In a grave or still out, it would be absolutely unthinkable. Now practically nobody cares. The last vestiges of civilisation disappear while the beneficiaries of that civilisation do not notice, or, if so, only shrug.

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Some write or talk about it:

https://www.steynonline.com/8631/scouts-honor

It is not only our male institutions which are under relentless attack by acolytes of Hitler, Stalin and Mao:

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/blogs/tim-blair/cultural-appropriation-city-folk-who-identify-as-country/news-story/0bf02b6c7d328c322fd936e814ee46b0

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“When Priests Are More in World…”

…from the quills of the dead white poets

William Shakespeare (15641616)

 

When priests are more in world than matter;

When brewers mar their malt with water;

When nobles are their tailors’ tutors;

Nor heretics burn’d, but wenches’ suitors;

When every case in law is right;

No squire in debt, nor no poor knight;

When slanders do not live in tongues,

Nor cutpurses come not to throngs;

When usurers tell their gold i’ the field,

And bawds and whores do churches built;

Then shall the realm of Albion

Come to great confusion:

Then comes the time, who live to see’t,

That going shall be used by feet.

(From “King Lear”)

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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 May, 1941 : General Freyberg appointed C-in-C Allied forces in Crete. He tells Churchill that he thinks it possible to repulse an attempted invasion of the island by sea or by parachutists provided he receives enough artillery, tanks, trucks and fighter aircraft. The RAF, after their heavy losses in Greece, are unwilling to set up permanent in Crete; they will provide their support from airfields in North Africa. The Royal Navy, running the gauntlet of Luftwaffe attacks, succeed in transporting to the island 16 light tanks and six armoured cars. Everyone is fully alive to the strategic importance of Crete, 600 miles from Alexandria and only a little more than 200 miles from Tobruk. The British fear is for North Africa, the German for the threat to the oil wells at Ploesti by British aircraft based on Crete.

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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.

4th May, 1941 : The attempt by General Rommel’s troops to take Tobruk can be considered to have failed. Following this second failure the Axis commanders consider a plan for reinforcement of their forces in North Africa, involving the expansion of the Italian and German forces to form an army of three army corps (two Italian and one German), with five armoured divisions (two Italian and one German), seven motorised divisions (Italian) and four non-motorized ‘occupation’ divisions (also Italian). For the Italians alone this project would require the transportation to Africa of 100,000 men, 14,000 trucks and 850 guns.

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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.

2nd May, 1941 :The situation at Tobruk remains unchanged; the British succeed in halting the repeated efforts of the Axis troops to widen the salient in the western sector of the defensive perimeter.

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