I write as the Libertarian Alliance’s Director of Northern Affairs.
Old Holborn’s blog, facebook and “twitter” (whatever that might be) accounts appear to have “been disappeared”, by preson or persons unknown, connected with a police investigation of allegations of what I guess we are to be voluntold to believe is “alleged hate-speech”. This alleged hate-speech appears to be to do with aspects of the modern historiography of a city in the North West of England, called Liverpool.
Liverpool has greatly suffered since WW2 as a result of being a test-bed for the more virulent, deep-rooted and vindictive forms of GramscoFabiaNazism. Mosern readers of this blog from overseas might not know that, in 1940/41 and sporadically afterwards, Liverpool suffered more air raids than any other city in the UK except London. This misfortune was due to two factors:-
(1) It is on an easily-identifiable coastline pattern (even in fog and cloud), on a well-followable compass bearing from not far away such as North West European airbases, and the aircraft guidance systems of 1940 were very well up to that simple task, against the nugatory defences we could organise at that time,
(2) It was the second or third most important commercial port of the British Empire. Only London, Glasgow and Halifax (Nova Scotia) would have competed. Halfax couldn’t be reached from Holland, Belgium or even western France: Glasgow was rather further and a bit iffy to find, even for crack Luftwaffe Geschwader (and these fellas were good at what they did) on a dark foggy night. And London was already being effectively pasted, even more easily with the weapons and guidance systems of the time, so why not Liverpool also, as it was quite reachable?
A higher percentage of the Liverpool urban area’s population was “dehoused” than any other British city.Very, very, very large areas of what is now “Bootle” and Seaforth were, quite simply, levelled. You can drive for what seems like many minutes, even outside the rush-hour, through a sort of utopian post-war-socialist-housing-landscape, and there is absolutely no change of scenery at all. You have to understand this simple fact, perfeably by trying it.
You must also couple this enormous level of mass-civilian demoralisation which must have been caused, with – tell it not in Gath – aspects of the ethno-religious makeup of Liverpool over the centuries. It is indeed a rather old city, founded officially by King John in 1208 but probably existing as a portal to Ireland for some centuries before that. Incidentally, John – although reviled generally as a king, sometimes unjustly – was regarded well by the Irish tribes. He was seen as a better (translate that as a lot less bad or overbearing) “Feudal Lord” of the Irish than any English kings who preceeded – only his father Henry II did that – or succeeded him. In effect he left them to themselves much more, so they could slaughter each other in peace without having to pay him overmuch.
“Real” Liverpudlians are not really, have not typically been, and cannot easily try to be, dour Puritan protestant workstrivers on the post-Renaissance-ethical model. Please understand me whan I say this does not make them “bad people”: merely it inclines them towards a rather larger measure of self-pity and the seeking of “someone to blame” for their relative bad fortune if this should be evident, than would be the case, say, among Germans in 1943-45, or Dutch people in Rotterdam, or even people from East London in 1940.
Having also in the 1940s a large percentage of manufacturing, docking and manual-labouring-industries, Liverpool was a ripe test-bed for GramscoFabiaNazis planning strategically for the end of the war which they as Nazis (this is to say: leftists just like Hitler’s and Stalin’s mobs) intended they would win, and which they did. The GramscoFabiaNazis had a ready-made fractious, aggrieved population to work with, and work they did, to farm it for votes, seats and patronage. The standard British-Trade-Union-Model in fact.
You must also remember that because in 1945 we had no money, then because of that, everything, absolutely everything, everywhere, was rubbish. Specially, almost all new buildings were rubbish. Rubbish buildings cause depression in hominids: just imagine trying to erect a rotting buffalo-skin-windshelter in semi-arctic scrubland 20,000 years ago and finding that it’s rubbish at keeping out the wind and it blows howling away, and then you die of hypothermia. But socialists use this fact on purpose, to cow populations to their will. Most post-war building in or near Liverpool is rubbish. Rubbish buildings promote the forming of people who think they are rubbish, and then try to find someone to blame for their rubbishness.
But the Nazis cleverly, in Liverpool, persuaded the depressed people to blame “the rich bastards down South” – who by work and resignation to reality and by their own efforts (I lived there: I watched them) slowly climbed out of Britain’s post-war-ruin and defeat. Now, modern Liverpudlians must of nesessity be a much more cosmopolitan bunch: immigration, particularly from Greek, (+ more Irish), Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian, other EU ethnicities and the like, not to mention the “Indian Subcontinent” and the Chinese (a very large group in themselves) must have altered the ethno-religious makeup I referred to earlier. So why does this self-imposed mawkishness, this facet of a fading primitive tribal atavism, still prevail, and make Liverpudlians so sensitive to supposed “offence” at something said about their city or their people?
I blame socialism. I blame in especial the Nazi apparatchiks who, by the 1980s, had turned Liverpool into a sort of mini-USSR. They did it not for “helping the people”: the “people” is a thing that is dispensable – and indeed can be dissolved and a new “people” elected in its stead. They did it for power, patronage and prestige for themselves. And for Jaguar XJSs, and you know the man to whom I refer here.
When Liverpudlians howl that they “demand justice”, or that the rest of the world thinks they are mawkish grief-wallowers, or that “they haven’t been given nearly enough money to solve their problems”, then they’ve been made like that, rather in the way that Morgoth made orcs, in mockery of (real) elves. They are the victims of a massive, awful deception, perpetrated on them as an experiment, by people that have not their interests at heart.
Yes of course, it’s highly probable that the chief Gestapo-Officer in charge of policing at Hillsborough contributed to an awful tragedy and either caused it or at the very least made it worse: but the world contains a sad log of so many even bigger human disasters, so much more recent, and by comparison so forgotten. I’m not saying that we should tell all the Hil;sborough-mourners to “go home and get a life”, although I’d like to feel that I could, without having my computer “seized by police” the next morning.
If only Liverpool could succeed in utterly shaking off socialism, all its problems would cease inside five years. Read my lips.