Monday, 28 November 2016

Arthur Balfour to "King Arthur".

Bevan and the Zionists..... Arthur Balfour to "King Arthur".

What was awful about Aneurin Bevan's position with Zionism was how he found himself in the Conflict of what some saw as his anti-Israel Stance and how Zionism was used by some to induce American Jewry support for the Allies in WW1. Jewish Opinion in the Interwar Years wasn't assuaged by how the Idea seemed to have been abandoned in the Wake of Sykes-Picot and the end of the War in 1918 generally. There ought to have been an Israel Element in the S.P Equation. If this had happened there would have been no Stern or Irgun Groups in the 1940's, no bombing of the King David Hotel in 1946, and no Plot to assassinate him.

There might not have been a Holocaust either - at least nothing on the Scale that did happen, while Jew and Arab would have common cause in defending Israel/Palestine against the Axis in WW2. This would have had obvious implications for the Country. Ernie Bevan's Job as Britain's first Post-war foreign Secretary might have been relieved of the Task he did eventually have to deal with.

After the Holocaust that became impossible, politically and morally - and they obtained Israel in 1948.

Enacting Balfour when it was supposed to be would have resolved many things and makes strategic and political Sense. A unified Jewish-Arab Force fighting WW2 in the region is consistent with William Ormsby-Gore recruiting Jews from New York to fight the Turks in WW1. After that you have a People - a Country - formed in that Process on equal terms, Jewish and Arab, both of whom we could call Allies. While they did that British Troops garrisoned in Palestine and Trans-Jordan might have been deployed elsewhere - bolstering the War Effort in North Africa, the Mediterranean or even Somalialand. The post-War Zionists would have a friendlier disposition to Britain as a result, while their Conflict with the Arabs diminished.

The Moral here is don't make Promises you might not intend to keep. There were some who were sincere about the creation of Israel, but you shouldn't use it as some sort of Bribe which might not have any Substance. I sometimes think this was done 27 years ago with "talked about" jaunts to post-Velvet Revolution Prague. That that didn't happen didn't go un-noticed, while the Paradox behind it was all too apparent.

Arthur/Mr Owen has to give up his Room in the Bruckheimer Movie, Masaryck gives up the Sudeten!

It's also like having to forsake same in 'Camelot' isn't it - while all of it is like a bitter historical Paradox.

Those Knights in "King Arthur" are on the Cusp of Freedom. If 2004-15=1989, so were some of us. That doesn't happen because a Roman Bishop tells them it isn't and attaching that Caveat is rather like someone who has just been subjected to the umpteenth anti-Semitic Beating in the Pale of Settlement - after being told about the Balfour Declaration - also for the Umpteenth time, but nothing happens. Aneurin Bevan was caught in the growing unrest caused by its postponement and heightened expectation. The Jews were used as a Bribe to America - and that is how they started to feel when nothing happened.

Maybe some feel patronised and insulted, betrayed even - like some Zionists might have when Balfour was relegated in the "Things to do list" of the 1920's and 30's. That they felt expendable to Anglo-French Policy after the Armistice. Something I can relate to. Not helped by Insults from Cuckoos in the Nest.

Phew, have I just solved the Arab-Israeli Conflict????

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Hillary is no Jackie Kennedy/Onassis.

There was this Hype, this Palava that told us Bill Clinton was the new JFK. They looked glamorous as the President and First Lady moved into the Whitehouse in 1993. They were dubbed as liberal as their 'Camelot' Comparison, but the similarity ended there. It most certainly ended there  if it ever existed at all when the Stories started to emerge about how Hillary treated Whitehouse Staff. How she fired People, hit them apparently, and demeaned them in front of everyone, even him.

What is intriguing about all this is how it says that sometimes looks can say what they mean, and also be deceptive. That while - on the Surface - Hillary Clinton seemed sassy (even Micheal Moore was seduced), Jackie Kennedy Onassis was both - as above so below. We never heard Stories about her assaults on Bodyguards, we never heard how she might have fired anyone - although she wanted to redecorate a drab and shabby Whitehouse when her and Jack moved in, and while she seemed demure .............. she was. She was even more popular than her Husband when they visited Paris. No-one ever called Marine One "The Broom".

To illustrate this see these.............

Jackie as First Lady

Despite losing her Son - Patrick, being widowed in November 1963, losing her Brother in Law in 1968, and widowed again in 1975, stylish as ever Jackie still outshines the incumbent First Lady - Nancy Reagan in 1985.

Hillary Clinton's official Portrait in 1992. Unfortunately it deteriorates after this, and while it is difficult to compare this with the Hillary of recent years (I won't post any of those), all of this suggests that in this instance the Camera didn't lie. It's like a Chronology of how things ended up - or even saw through the Facade. That while the above was as below with Jackie Kennedy Onassis, this saw the above deteriorate as it tried to hide the below.

I began to feel that the Clinton's were a Parody of the Kennedy's - this somehow proves it.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

An open Letter.......

Dear President Elect Donald Trump.

On August 13th 1961 Work commenced on the building of an Edifice that was the embodiment of Oppression, Division and Paradox. For everyone on one side of it it meant 28 years of a Darkness that saw their lives atrophise in Regimes that weren't at all what they seemed - and certainly not 'as described'. They had their brief - all too brief - moments when it might end in 1968 and 1981 - but these were brutally crushed by the Regimes that supposed to represent them. Everyone was equal they were told as they saw Zil Limousines cruise past in the Grey Streets, heard Speeches written in Country Dachas as they watched those TV's they waited 10 years to get, in Flats that might be damp, sometimes without Electricity. They ate processed everything - an approximation of 'as described' - while others ate well.... and on it went. But this was all done for 'The People'. On November 9th 1989 that thing that went up 28 years previously finally came down. It was the end of the Cold War, the end of the Warsaw Pact - and the People of Romania were given the Christmas Present they never thought possible - the end of Dracula!

On June 24th 2016 we blinked in the Sunlight as our Prime Minister announced we had voted to leave the Europact. A 'Union' that was done 'for the People', but it seemed that the more 'the People' gave them, the more they wanted. Other Countries had seen their 'People' become unemployed, Countries seemed to empty as their Industries were shut down 'for the People'.

Some of this started for some of us nearly 28 years before - when "All stood still" - while other 'Peoples' Cars got bigger, shinier, and they got sleeker. Then it got worse. Suddenly some of us found ourselves in the Gulag of permanent Unemployment while those Cars got bigger, shinier, and their Occupants sleeker. But it was all done 'for the People'. This was 1993 - and then we had another bunch doing it 'for the People' in 1997, and again in 2008.

The problem throughout was another Wall had gone up - a Wall between us and them, an invisible Wall - but as divisive and oppressive none the less. While all this was done we were told it was done 'for the People'. We were also told that we were 'included'......... as we saw less and less of 'People' we used to see quite regularly. Some we never saw again.

Then we were told we had to have a War, because, apparently 'the People's' lives were threatened, except - by then - it was difficult to know what 'People' they meant. It all became very absurd and abstract.

Sometimes you might see them, wanting our Vote 'for the People' - but it seemed 'the People' only existed every 4 years. Then they would have Dinner 'for the People', travel 'for the People', schmooze and claim Expenses 'for the People' - and we 'the People' would watch it all on TV.

Then, on November 9th, 2016 something extraordinary happened. Something that started a few Months before - in June this year, where 'the People' decided to vote for something that didn't assume their Vote. What happened that day was felt on the other side of a new Wall that had gone up a few years before, and recommenced the Cold War. They were the 'bad People' we were starting to be told, that everything on this side was good - and we should poke them in the Eye at every opportunity. That anyone this side being friendly to those on the other side were also 'bad People' - or even 'non-People'.

But, like that day 27 years ago a Hole appeared in it meaning the end of Hostilities and a potential for Peace 'the People' had thought impossible only a day before. 'The People' had thought the same about something else 27 years ago until this day in 1989.

I have to say Thank you for ending many years of an Assumption by some that would have 'the People' in the Rhetoric, the Jargon, the Cliches, but never in Reality. What started in June this year has ended today - ended something that some could compare to those others who assumed everything for 'the People'. Everyone was equal we were told by the 'Liberal-left' for many years, except some were more equal than others.

From someone connected with 1968, '1968' in 1989 - and was Purged at the same time someone from 1960-3 was when 'Liberal Inc' became the Government in 1993 - an Approximation of 'as described'!

You couldn't make any of this up!

This wasn't either - and hopefully one day it might not be again..............

                           No War......................................................нет войны