Archive for January 24th, 2005
This is a blog that needs to be read carefully, otherwise you will make a complete fool of yourself and go flying off the handle!
Concentration camps are an emotive issue. And Hitler gets the blame every time. Yes, I admit that Hitler was guilty, he gave the order, and hated jews so much that he had a lamp in his bunker where it is alledged the shade was made out of their skins. If true, and I believe it is true, he was truly a terrible animal.
However, do remember, he only gave the order. There was a huge organisation behind this, from the Gestapo who rounded up all the Jews, to the guards and railway workers who transported them to the concentration camps, to the guards who exterminated them there. Not to mention all the administrative personell, storemen and drivers.
We should never forget that it wasn’t just one man who was responsible.
Most of you will know that I come from South Africa, the country where concentration camps, as used by Hitler, were invented – by Lord Kitchener. Lord Kitchener was responsible for the killing of Afrikaans women and children (making up 25% of the entire Afrikaner race) in his camps with the objective of destroying the morale of the Boer fighters.
The British Government turned a blind eye because they just couldn’t stomach a defeat on the scale they suffered with the American War of Independence 1775-1783.
Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener also introduced the scorched earth policy of killing Boer cattle and buring their homesteads which Hitler avidly followed.
But that’s another story and it hurts me to think about it as I know people in these islands would never do things like that now.
I never thought I would agree with the BBC but they are right to bring this up now, lest we forget. Mind you, I do wish they would also talk about the twenty million Russians who were murdered on the orders of Stalin.
Kill tally: Approximately 20 million, including up to 14.5 million needlessly starved to death. At least one million executed for political “offences”. At least 9.5 million more deported, exiled or imprisoned in work camps, with many of the estimated five million sent to the ‘Gulag Archipelago’ never returning alive. Other estimates place the number of deported at 28 million, including 18 million sent to the ‘Gulag’.
But that could well be a painful subject for them if they truly are Marxists as so many people say.
We all love to knock the Americans but now Jerry Hall has returned to her native Texas to produce a reality TV program over there.
Unlike our version where we pull people down, and make it agonising for the participants, their approach is much more positive.
They are picking twelveto fifteen men, from the poorer classes (they don’t use terms such as working class and upper class over there) and are going to help them become more sophisticated, charming, and well-to-do in attitude and manners.
The winner will join the jetset for a year with a six figure expense account.
I have only ever watched big brother once, but if this gets across “the pond” I will watch every episode. Unfortunately it will be a while before we see the ten episodes.
Another difference is, we (or most of us) watch advidly “Coronation Street” and “East Enders” all about the more disadvantaged amongst us. Whereas in the good old US of A they have (or used to have) svelt programs like “Dysentry” as Terry Wogan would call it – I prefer “Dynasty” and “JR”. Good clothes, expensive lifestyles – you know – something for all of us to aspire to.
There is a minus side of course. Hollywood do tend to put too much gloss on our female actors who transcend the pond. Take “Stephanie Beacham” for example; I remember her in her first major tv series called “The Rag Trade” back in 1961. Here she was a rough, enchanting diamond. So much better than the smooth glossy “Sabella “Sable” Scott Colby” in “Dynasty” and “The Colbys”. And wasn’t “Catherine Zeta Jones” lovely as an unsophistcated country girl daughter of “David Janson” in “The Darling Buds of May”? Now she is all gloss and sophistication, Ugh!
My readers will, by now, know of my membership of the UK Independence Party and my distaste of being ruled by an undemocratic and extremely bureaucratic and expensive EU.
Well, recently the leaders of the UK Independence Party have been on a very intensive path of self-destruction.
According to Frederick Forsyth, writing for the Express recently, the Government have declared the Conservatives are “contrary to British Interests” and once they do this, they can bring in the spooks from MI5.
Forsyth goes on to say that two MI5 moles have infiltrated UKIP right at the very top. to not only split the Tory vote but to ensure that UKIP doesn’t do enough to be a threat to European domination..
Although I treat Forsyths comments with total disbelief many UKIP members have only been in a position to stand helplessly by and watch their dreams crumble.
Well, now a new party has been formed by Robert Kilroy-Silk called Veritas, the latin word for “truth” if I can remember back to my childhood years!
I have resigned from UKIP and will join “Veritas” so I can now reveal the truth of how I hoodwinked the present party leadership into giving me free membership for this last year.
It was so simple really. and, I can hardly believe it worked. Mr Nattras, the deputy leader of UKIP who runs the party head office from his Estate Agency in Birmingham, with the help, I believe, of ex lawyer clerk Ms St Clear. Anyway they sent me my renewal form which I filled in.
Where it had space for Credit Card Details, I crossed it as if it were a cheque, and wrote, between the lines: “Honorary Member”. I thought that when they saw that they would surely get back to me, I could then apologise and give my credit card details for renewal over the telephone – although I really didn’t like boistering up such a corrupt leadership with money.
Yes, unbelievably, the idiots sent me my updated membership card, by return of post, without receiving a penny, and made out for another year! I really couldn’t believe it.
Don’t try and do this at home dear reader as it is morally dishonest and reprehensible. You will become as corrupt and incorrigible as this old codger and the leaders of the UKIP cabal! And you couldn’t possibly get as much enjoyment out of such an act as I have!