Icicles and fire



Almost the end of January. White pages, blank mind.
I could string some of my many comments together including those censored by ideological moderators. It might even make a novel poem.
State of mind, sign of the times.
But this month has been loaded, to say the least, and even if a major battle is won, the war certainly isn't over.

However, today one feels slightly more encouraged due to François Fillon who, in spite of an orchestrated effort to politically assassinate him, made a very good speech yesterday. He said what should be said, and what the people need to hear. He has, surprisingly, the makings of a fine, perhaps even great, President for France.
What he says is good, how best to express it, only comes with practice. But timely pauses between well thought out phrases are also golden.

In my modest opinion, if he's elected there will be hope not only for France, but also for Europe. No doubt the EU will back the socialists, who blindly and obediently follow the politically correct cortège proudly marching to Dystopia.
Socialists, especially French ones, don't make waves. Their boat never leaves port. They go nowhere whilst continually discussing vague possibilities regarding how to contend with tedious tides. In actual fact much of their time is consumed in trying to find means of doing away with their political opponents. We saw the same thing in the USA, with fake news, and certain Hollywood celebrities and European know-alls making absolute fools of themselves. Similar to lemmings, they swim against the strong tide of democracy risking professional suicide.

Whatever one thinks about the newly elected US President, anyone who can come through the mainstream media barrage and flak, (including European and Arabian) the establishment, the staunch socialist and liberal defenders of political correctness, the paid off turncoat Republicans, leading bank supporters of the Clintons, the rife voting fraud, generously paid false accusations of alleged improper conduct, millions of dollars invested in Clinton by Soros and the Gulf States, the extravagant, unpresidential promotion of H. Clinton by Obama and his wife, etc., anyone who can victoriously break through all that still smiling, can only be a winner.

A wish to end the first month of the New Year, and conclude this modest effort, is that we can also come up with winners here in Europe to get it back on the right track. François Fillon, for one example, might be a good start.


Top image and text (with thanks for the use of local forest fire image) © Mirino, January, 2017

2016-2017



So the year ends on a tragicomic note, thanks, above all, to Obama. With nothing more to lose, he has revealed all during the final months of his mandate. His scissionist tactics, his inane globalist support, also indicating where his true loyalties lie, seem to clearly spell out betrayal. But Putin is a far better chess player. To end the year with panache he has check-mated Obama with relative ease.
The Russian President also gained prestige by managing to persuade Erdogan to hold back in Syria. Thus Russia, with Obama conspicuously absent, permitted the Syrian Christians to celebrate Christmas for the first time in five years. Although, to some extent, this may be com, it comes as heartwarming com to end the year.

But the world still has serious problems to contend with. The main problem is between 'we the people' and the institutions that continue to pretend they represent us. If Obama's 'legacy' is doomed to fizzle out like a wet firework, (and the worst for him might yet be still to come) there are other die-hards who are feverishly engrossed in continuing to push their absurd, dangerous and culturally destructive globalist project.

The EU under Juncker, is surreptitiously trying to promote this. Merkel seems to have no objection. Trudeau of Canada with his permanent 'Sound of Music' smile is all for it, and Turnbull of Australia is also shamefully bought out.

Despite the democratic UK vote for Brexit, the globalists are making it as difficult as they can for the UK to leave the Euroclub.
The UN, no doubt also favourable in establishing Dystopia, is showing its true, Arabian colours. The last resolutions against Israel are so uncouth, historically incoherent and totally partisan, that once more they make a mockery of what in principle the United Nations should stand for.

It's painfully obvious that the UN of 1947 has nothing in common with the UN of 2016. One wonders why this institution now devoid of any credibility, chose to victimise Israel. The Hebrew authorities agreed to the UN propositions of 1947, but the Arab League who assumed the right to decide what would be best for the 'Palestinians', categorically refused the UN plan).
Has the UN ever considered the terrible consequences of the Arab League's refusal? It engendered terrorism, thousands of deaths. It engendered the Hezbollah, Hamas. It led to years of conflict and misery, above all for the 'Palestinians' who have inherited the pseudo cause, status quo that most of the original Arab belligerents no longer seem to care very much about. It contributed in ruining the Lebanon which once was a multicultural, democratic jewel of the ME. Lebanon became a constant battle ground, and its multicultural society was, and still is, very negatively effected by the ever growing presence of Palestinian refugees. But the UN prefers to victimise Israel, also a multicultural, democratic jewel. The UN should be the first to appreciate that there is no other people in the world more capable of defending and preserving the Holy Land for posterity than the Israelis. Yet the institution constantly chooses to make the Israeli task more difficult. In whose name?

The UN even allows Saudi Arabia, which has one of the worst international reputations regarding women's rights, to contribute in representing the international defence of women's rights! No one, no institution, could ever possibly show more cynicism, which also reinforces the view that the UN no longer has any real international reason of being.

'We, the people' therefore have a task before us, to contend with the elite ideologues who like to pretend that they know what's best for the world. We look towards leaders like Trump, Putin, Orbán and Netanyahu, intelligent leaders who will need our support. We trust that there will be others. And we hope that the irresponsible initiative of promoting no borders and uncontrolled immigration will cease. This process that can only lead to chaos, must be reversed whilst there's still time.

If certain leaders who are supposed to represent democracies have caused the year to end more negatively than could have been the case, let 2017 be a year of positive change, of improved international relationships, of effective cooperation, and above all, of peace.

Happy New Year 2017!
 

 
Text and image © Mirino. December 31st, 2016

Wee message


Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle as you go,
Oh what fun it is to write
'Merry Christmas' in the snow-

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle as you wee,
Just a little message,
Specially from me-

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way,
Glad it's almost finished,
After all it's winter's day-

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle as you go,
Oh what fun it is to write
'Merry Christmas' in the snow-
 
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Merry Christmas 
and a pissful New Year 
 
 
Text and image © Mirino. 
(L'emploi des images sans obtenir préablement mon autorisation est interdit).
December, 2016 
 

Conspiracy



Whatever is theoretical might be plausible, but obviously not factual until proven so through practical application.
A conspiracy theory therefore is an alleged plot that hasn't been proved to be true.
The New World Order, for example, is held as a conspiracy theory.
The term 'new world order' is by no means new. It has been use quite often, also in the course of history, especially following world wars. Today, although it might be used too freely, there are nevertheless facts that could support it.

Two of the official reasons for allowing thousands of migrants into Europe are, to give a boost to industry by way of cheaper labour, and to assure future populations by compensating for an alleged slump in European procreation. The first reason is passable although it suggests politically correct slavery. The second reason is more disturbingly ideologic. It reveals the intention of irresponsibly meddling with nature, society, root identities, diverse European cultures and values.

Immigration has been concerted and orchestrated, in as much as chosen continents (Canada with the USA, Australia and Europe) have opened their borders to an important, quasi uncontrolled influx of migrants. In consideration of the facts that most of the migrants are Muslim males, and not necessarily war-torn Syrian refugees, and that since their arrival there are too many negative reports regarding their behaviour, it's natural to conclude that in a subversive, diktat way, some sort of moronic project is being imposed upon established democracies.

The way Obama has been promoting Islam, demeaning the US founding fathers' root religion, and even the American flag, pushing for no borders internationally, and trying with all means and money (supplied generously by George Soros) to get H. Clinton elected in order to continue his 'legacy', spells it out even more clearly.
Viktor Orbán, the Hungarian Prime Minister, has expressed his concern publicly, referring to Soros and the inane project, catagorically refusing to allow additional immigration into Hungary.
Russia also makes open references, and one reads that Soros and the Rothschilds are banned from entering Russia. Some reports claim that Russia has even issued international arrest warrants for them.

But what would even a megalomaniac gain by such an absurd, culturally destructive project? In any case most of the so called 'elite' are too old to benefit from whatever 'power' could eventually, theoretically, but dubiously be within their grasp. Rothschild might want to add the last two or three banks to fulfil his absolutist international bank monopoly, like a child who obsessively wants the missing Pokemon to complete the collection, but Soros..?
Obviously no one could be that brainless and ill-inspired to imagine that the islamisation of the entire world under one totalitarian governing system, with the conform, cultureless, regressive, destructive, dystopian consequences, would positively further the cause of humanity.

However, it is nonetheless apparent that there is a treacherous scheme being perpetrated and imposed on democratic continents with the full complicity of their authorities. This has already caused Brexit, and certainly helped to elect Trump as US President. Needless to say, what is taking place is factual.

As the consequences of such an inanity can only be negative, one concludes that those responsable have negative intentions. Before they ultimately join Lucifer, it seems that they want to leave their mark by kicking the anthills and clouting the hornets' nests of modern civilisation. They want to create chaos, division, war and despair. Isn't this why Soros generously financed BLM, the organisation incredibly praised by Obama for doing such a 'fine job', of what? Of killing the police? In these regards Obama and H. Clinton seem to have shown themselves to be the stooges of Soros.

Another cynical pleasantry is that Soros is supposed to be a philanthropist. If this were so could he not spend some of his billions in trying to get Assad to step down? Could he not try stop the Syrian civil war, instead of shamefully exploiting it? Could he not afford to finance a massive safe zone refugee camp somewhere north of the Euphrates, instead of encouraging Muslims from all over the world to invade democracies? Should he not refrain from trying to persuade us that Russia is our enemy?

Admitting then that the theory of the New World Order/disorder brought about by global Islamisation is so devoid of sense that it would only be plausible as a theme for a Spielberg film; what does seem to be blatant conspiracy in trying to incite riots, chaos, division, racism, anarchy, cultural destruction, murder, maybe even civil war, if not world war, cannot so easily be dismissed.
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Text and image rendering © Mirino. November, 2016 
 

Reassurance



When I took these pictures last month, naturally I felt the elation I always feel at such times. Beauty always reassures. Yet I didn't then feel any inclination to try to write something for Viewfinder to accompany a selection.


However, reassurance comes just as naturally as when one sometimes has the good fortune of seeing such splendid sights.


Regardless of self-professed Gods who believe they have divine rights to impose myopic visions and global experiments. Regardless of anyone who casually decrees the deprivation of rights to unborn human life. Regardless of those who kill, torture and rape, claiming they have the approval of God to do so.


Regardless of all this madness; what one has faith in, which naturally englobes the beauty of our surroundings, and above all the miracle of life itself, finally prevails, and always reassures.


For many people this is now far less apparent. Perhaps to them everything seems worse than ever. The results of the American Presidential elections were obviously not as they were programmed to be. There is a feeling of hopeless disorientation. The established system, the inane, elistist projects have been rejected.


Yet didn't they deserve to be? No one can abuse others indefinitely, or impose on the natural order of things with impunity.
The world is still turning beautifully, and there is always a reason for everything.


 Text and images © Mirino. 9th November, 2016

Pouvoir



Bien des années auparavant, le petit mot 'media' suscitait un sentiment plutôt positif, car on le voyait comme une grande fenêtre qui donnait sur le monde entier. Il représentait donc de l'espoir. Naïvement on croyait que la vérité l'emporterait toujours, car grâce à l'accès énorme d'informations, rien ne pouvait nous échapper ou être caché indéfiniment.

Néanmoins, se référant encore aux pensées d'Oscar Wilde dans son 'The Soul of Man under Socialism' (l'âme de l'homme sous le socialisme) il fait référence à Burke à l'égard du journalisme. Apparemment Burke traitait le journalisme comme 'le quatrième Etat'.
Wilde alors avance dans sa thèse que l'observation de Burke fut peut-être exacte à son époque, mais depuis, et au moment où Wilde écrivait, selon lui le journalisme était devenu le seul Etat, ayant mangé les trois autres.

Déjà vers la fin du 19° siècle donc, Wilde discernait ce pouvoir journalistique comme hors de proportion. Aucun besoin de se rappeler alors que la TV n'existait pas, ni Internet, ni smartphones, etc. Il n'y avait pas constamment des sondages montés pour obtenir un résultat prédéterminé non plus. Et évidemment le téléphone alors n'était pas encore au point.
Le pouvoir des media aujourd'hui est donc astronomiquement plus élevé et assez abusif. Tout dépend sur ce que l'on appelle 'politiquement correct', ou ce que les média courants devraient promouvoir comme manière acceptée de voir, de penser et d'interpréter les choses. Pour y arriver on dirait que quasi tout est permis.

Aujourd'hui cet abus est une insulte perpétuelle à l'intelligence de la plupart des gens. Afin que les 'élites' puissent poursuivre un projet fou et irresponsable sur lequel dépend aussi l'immigration incontrôlée, on se borne à trouver des excuses pour la nette hausse de criminalité. Un migrant Musulman coupable d'avoir violé une femme ou un enfant, par exemple, serait signalé préférablement d'abord comme européen, (canadien, australien ou américain). Si ce n'est pas possible même sous une identité de double nationalité, alors le criminel serait présenté comme un individu handicapé par des problèmes mentaux, etc.

A l'égard des politiques, on utilise les mêmes tactiques. Les media ont pu démontrer leur pouvoir en fabricant et en lançant F. Hollande, par exemple. La France a payé très cher le prix de cette lubie mal inspirée. En même temps que Hollande était haussé aux nues, son prédécesseur était systématiquement miné par certains média. Et aujourd'hui on attend un petit peu en surveillant le terrain avant de continuer le jeu de plus belle.

Aux Etats Unis l'argent voltige partout. Même un débat entre des candidats présidentiels a été truqué, car une chaîne comme CNN aurait sa préférence politique en fonction de ses intérêts. Intérêts toujours à court terme, comme une carotte dont l'intérieur est pourri, pendue devant l'âne.

Aujourd'hui, le candidat des présidentielles promu par les media français, celui qui incarne au mieux la médiocrité tant préféré par ces derniers, est Juppé. C'est programmé, tout comme l'élection de F. Hollande l'a été.
N. Sarkozy, clairement le genre de personnage que la France a besoin pour la sortir de la boue infecte socialiste, sera autant que possible, mis hors jeu. Si par miracle et force de volonté, l'ancien Président est quand même capable de surmonter le fort courant contre lui, il méritera d'autant plus d'être élu.
Et peut-être pourrait-t-on dire la même chose aujourd'hui à l'égard de Marine Le Pen.

Mais aujourd'hui certains media ont cédé leur place privilégiée à un autre 'Etat', celui de l'argent. Actuellement il y a un pouvoir d'argent quasi illimité chez certains mégalomanes. Ces personnages qui se prennent littéralement pour des dieux, essaient de le démontrer en achetant les politiciens et en plaçant stratégiquement leurs pions dépourvus d'intégrité où il peuvent pour arriver à réaliser leurs objectifs. A l'heure actuelle ce qui se passe à ce sujet est très préoccupant. C'est aussi pour cette raison que les élections américaines n'ont jamais été autant cruciales et déterminantes.

Certains ne peuvent pas s'empêcher de se vendre pour de l'argent, y compris bien entendu certains media. Aujourd'hui tout peut être acheté impunément, même, il semble, la vie d'un individu estimé trop gênant. Si une candidate des présidentielles est programmée pour gagner, il faut que ce soit le cas. Aujourd'hui les media, si assez persuadés, ne vont pas crier sur les toits pour exiger des enquêtes pour élucider de tels assassinats.

De nos jours on est porté à avoir relativement si peu de confiance envers les media, que l'on cherche à s'informer ailleurs, en échangeant des informations que l'on trouve. Ironiquement Facebook est devenu une plateforme pour cet échange d'info. Informations souvent bien documentées avec des vidéos et des photos témoignant leur exactitude. Et rarement on trouvera ces informations publiées dans les média courants qui normalement les auraient jugées trop crues, dérangeantes, et surtout trop politiquement incorrectes. Mais même Facebook est sous pression de censurer ceux qui osent traverser certaines bornes établies, et de toute façon, il faut toujours être discernant et selectif.

Poutine n'a-t-il pas raison lorsqu'il affirme que la démocratie n'existe plus à l'Occident? C'est l'argent et le politiquement correct qui comptent. Ce sont ces deux faux prophètes qui règnent au dessus de tout, et les media croient devoir en être assujettis, eux aussi. C'est un cercle vicieux et empoisonné.

La question ultime est: qu'est ce que l'on serait prêt à vendre pour de l'argent? Son identité culturelle, son pays, sa raison d'être, son âme?
Un vrai philanthrope peut faire énormément de bien, même parfois des miracles, avec peu d'argent, sinon rien. On l'a déjà vu assez de fois. Un faux philanthrope multi-milliardaire, celui qui se prend pour Dieu, peut faire énormément de mal, si on lui laisse la liberté de le faire. D'ailleurs on est justement en train de voir à quel point.
Tout dépend sur ce que l'on veut, y compris quel avenir pour le monde on aimerait contribuer à déterminer.

Les media, eux aussi, ne devraient-ils pas commencer à se poser la même question, au lieu de ne voir que leurs intérêts à court terme? Car en fin du compte, une mauvaise décision, un choix mal inspiré, n'arrangent jamais rien pour personne, comme on a pu le constater avec l'Express, pour citer seulement un exemple français.

Les meilleurs journaux anglais ont perdu toute leur valeur pour avoir donné priorité au pouvoir de l'argent au lieu de leur identité, intégrité et réputation.
La responsabilité des media est énorme. Il va sans dire que ceux qui les gèrent doivent assumer cette responsabilité de manière à répondre pleinement aux conséquences des informations vraies ou fausses, qu'ils choisirent de publier.

La BBC, autrefois une référence d'excellence internationale, est devenue plutôt une référence de médiocrité, et de partialité honteuse. D'ailleurs on dirait que sans aucun état d'âme, les responsables et les media anglais se sont vendus aux plus payants, comme les Saoudiens, par exemple. Par conséquence en relativement peu de temps la GB risque de devenir passivement un Etat Islamique. En effet on peut bruler l'Union-Jack impunément en Angleterre, mais gare aux anglais qui veulent brûler le drapeau d'ISIS, dans ce cas liberté d'expression oblige.. 

Le drame qui se déroule dans le monde aujourd'hui est bien trop sérieux pour permettre aux média de continuer à abuser de leurs lecteurs. Il est trop grave pour que l'on continue à laisser jouer très mal aux échecs géopolitiques les cyniques mégalomanes, les lucifériens. Ces piètres profiteurs parasites et leurs acolytes, tous ceux qui croient être les seuls privilégiés à bien gagner sur les tragédies des autres, ne gagnent strictement rien, lorsque c'est au détriment du monde entier.
                                                             
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Text and image (Silver Jubilee Victorian Crown 1887-1892, showing St. George slaying the dragon.
On the face side figures a profile of Queen Victoria).

 © Mirino. October, 2016