Monday, September 21, 2009
Johnny Walker’s whisky company takes great care to crack down on people trying to pass of duff products as the real think with misleading labelling, and their museum of counterfeits has exhibits of many of these. By some weird process, this caught up an obscure brand of shampoo called Johnny Washy’s and so on, which apparently had an understandably brief career as an after-dinner drink trading on a misleading label design..
It is probable that potential drinkers had a swift reminder of the difference between whisky and hair treatment products.
Lets hope that the difference between Real Progressive Politics and Cameron’s Progressive Pickle will be as easily spotted so we can wash that man right out of our hair.
(hat tip to that excellent book ‘Almost Like a Whale: the Origin of Species updated ’ by Steve Jones for the Johnny Washee gem - se P 110).
There is clearly a prima faci case that all those involved, including all the leaders of the party, are personally guilty of these war crimes & crimes against humanity.It seems to me that this is a serious charge yet not only have all LibDem MP's refused to defend themselves in any fact based way* but neither has any
LibDem blogger & the party has made it a condition of membership that one support this genocide. Indeed most of them (listed here http://a-place-to-stand.blogspot.com/2009/09/lib-dem-bloggers-who-censor-in-nazi.html) have also censored mention of the facts. It should be unnecessary to point out that censorship (& indeed genocide) is anathema to any real liberal.
I am therefore seeking to find if there is a single "Liberal Democrat" anywhere among the alleged 60,000 members who feels it is possible to dispute, in any factual way, the prima faci case that the entire party leadership are guilty of war crimes, genocide & worse crimes even Hitler didn't match in the Nazi cause. Alternately is there any single party member who disproves of such atrocities & supports the application of the rule of law to such people.
* The sole person to have been publicly willing to defend the party is Baroness Shirley Williams who admitted that we had done such things but that it was alright because "Milosevic did the same". She supported that allegation by stating that she personally had seen Yugoslav police carrying out the same atrocities as our police when she visited Belgrade in 1995. While I have to accept this as representing the absolute pinnacle of honesty of which she is capable nobody else has seen this & all other sources say that the fighting in Kosovo took place in Kosovo in 1998/9. When asked to give details of these alleged acts she has repeatedly refused. I'm afraid before accepting that there is any truth in her words I would have to see independent evidence.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
If you count continuous conflict involving core belligerents, the war stared in July 1937 when Japan attacked China. The slide to European participation came with the annexation of part of Lithuania by Nazi Germany in January 1939 and the Hitler-Stalin pact which regulated the partition of middle Europe between the major dictatorships.
Britain conventionally dates the Second World War from 3 September, when Our Empire declared war on Nazi Germany following the 1 September invasion of Poland.
Globalisation of the conflict, it might be argued, dates from the German attack on its partitioning partner USSR in June 1941. The attack in December 1941 by Japan on the European colonies in Asia, and on the USA, knitted in the ongoing Asian conflict with the European. Fighting consequent to the major phase of the war continued after the surrender of Germany and Japan, ceasing in east Europe in 1952 when armed resistance to the imposition of the Soviet system finally ceased.
Another way of looking at this is that a huge European Civil War lasted from 1914 to 1991, from the conventional First WW opening through to the liquidation of the occupation structure imposed by the USSR on east Europe. The ‘2nd WW’ was the second phase of intense hostilities in this process…
Whether as a beginning in its own right or as a major escalation September 1939 remains a terrifying dark moment of despair…
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