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James Delingpole: From Establishment to the Rabbit Hole

KB Goldtooth

In the spring and summer of this year, I started to visit and interview various figures (public and otherwise) who had led or helped to drive the UK’s pretty strident resistance to the new normal. I had a book in mind, or a very long article. But bits of it seem to keep falling off!

First to go was the story of Bob Moran. Now, I find this account of a very enjoyable trip to James Delingpole’s country home works rather well on its own, too.

So here it is…

*

James Delingpole’s journey, from early 2020 to the present, is one rarely – if ever – travelled, a steady descent from the near summit of British establishment media to the deepest of rabbit holes.

From the Times, Telegraph, Mail and Spectator (where he still turns in a regular TV column, to my occasional amazement) to earnest podcast ruminations on secret societies, chemtrails, psy-ops, exorcisms, false flags and other outré para-political obsessions.

It was also I might add, a descent I followed with some gratitude. It’s not every day a member of the establishment joins the team, and James Delingpole fast became a kind of virtual friend (or friendly figure) to many of us through the darkest days of 2020 and 2021.

“It’s like a cascade,” he tells me, in the flesh now, perched lankily on an armchair in his sitting room, sunshine pouring over him from the bay window. “Once you realize you’ve been sold a false prospectus and everything you know is up for grabs – including Hollywood, the media, publishing, academe, what your parents taught you – well there’s no turning back is there?”

As will be familiar to anyone that listens to his show the Delingpod, or London Calling (where he splits the difference with old friend and solid normie – but fellow Covid dissident – Toby Young), Delingpole remains openly proud, almost to the point of paradox, of his former life’s credentialed distinction.

“I feel a bit like a Zelig character. Because I know so many people who seem to be in the establishment. For example, I was at college at Christ Church. One of my friends was Kate Bingham, who was in charge of the vaccine programme.” (The ‘vaccine’ he 9 times out of 10 would refer to as the ‘death jab’ or ‘clot shot’.) “I was at school with Chris Whitty. I was friends with David Cameron and Boris Johnson, who went on to become prime ministers. Among my other friends were Michael Gove. I’m sure I could go on.”

He adds that he had long assumed this rather gilded path would eventually deliver him to the House of Lords.

“It’s been a while since I thought that but I did. It just seemed like it was inevitable and why not? I’m intelligent. I’m well educated, I can hold my knife and fork properly.”

He had the added advantage of being a true believer – in the superiority, moral and otherwise, of the British state and its institutions. But it could also be said that Delingpole had long evinced a Janus-faced character. For example, he was an incongruous early enthusiast for acid house and ecstasy (and enduringly partial to hallucinogens in general), and was always ultimately willing to follow his hunches and convictions where they led him.

At least a couple of times, this latter tendency brought him across the line that hemmed in most establishment conservatives. He was a staunch Brexiteer (though he was hardly alone on that one). More presciently, in 2012 he published an assault on the shibboleths of environmentalism, Watermelons: How Environmentalists are Killing the Planet, Destroying the Economy and Stealing your Children’s Future.

“I set out to write a book just examining the main discrepancies between the official narrative on environmentalism and the reality…. And I got a long way. Stuff about Maurice Strong for example, the Canadian, who was big in the UN, very close to the CCP, and was behind the Earth Summit. During his life he let slip that he felt it was the duty of the elites to transcend governments. It was a dry run for what’s happening now.”

It was certainly Delingpole’s dry run. In 2020, faced with a genuine crisis of political conscience around Covid, he didn’t hesitate to go entirely rogue, in the process permanently rupturing his cozy personal and professional ensconcement in the political elite. There would, henceforth, be no more expectation of a Lordship.

Who did he like or miss most, from that old milieu, I wondered?

“Michael Gove I was very, very fond of. He’s very simpatico in person. He’s very witty, he’s mischievous, he’s well read, cultured, charming, funny. He’s generous. Who else? Kate Bingham, lovely jolly super-mum, all round achiever…”

I’d previously heard him allude – on his Telegram – to a scary-sounding phone call he’d had from Gove (then Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: a sort of semi-official éminence grise) early in the pandemic. I asked if he’d care to reveal some of the finer details.

“It was a really, really sinister moment,” he frowns. “I had just had a cocktail, unfortunately, so I was rat-arsed. And the phone rings…

“‘Hullo, James, it’s Michael.’”

He does a rather good impersonation of his former friend, soft and oleaginous, the voice of a dangerous court’s most ambitious eunuch.

“Michael – very nice to hear from you,” Delingpole responded, flattered. (You don’t get too many calls from your friends, apparently, when they assume control of the country.)

As the conversation progressed, however, it transpired that Gove had not taken time out of his busy schedule in a spirit of sociability. Instead, he started to grill Delingpole on the latter’s fast evolving pandemic outlook. Citing a recent conversation with a mutual friend, Gove asked if it was true that Delingpole thought there was a conspiracy underway – one involving (imagine!) the World Economic Forum…

“Can I ask you where you get this information?

“It’s all over the internet if you know where to look.”

“And who else of your close acquaintances shares these views?”

“Nobody else pretty much thinks the way I do,” Delingpole told him. “Nobody that you know. But I know what’s happening and I think what you’re doing – your participation in this – is disgraceful. I think what you’re doing is frankly satanic.”

He remembers his parting shot. “You’ve read English, you’ve read Doctor Faustus. You know how it ends. It doesn’t end well.”

When he hung up, the hairs on the back of his neck were standing tall. “It was like being interviewed by Lavrentiy Beria,” he says. He only wished he hadn’t had that cocktail.

I suggest that all his connections put him in a rather unique predicament when it comes to Covid fallout. For everyone on our side, it was tantamount to a fire sweeping through your relationships. But in his case, of course, it wasn’t only consuming friendships with people he happened to know, but with those literally imposing the new normal on the UK.

“Do you know what I love the smell of burning bridges,” he chimes in, with relish. “The thing is I really, really don’t care. I actually wouldn’t care if a single one of all the friends of my past didn’t talk to me again. I say that rather cavalierly. Friendship is nice. I would like to be able to get on with all my old friends and not have this thing between us. But I could cope, more than cope, if I didn’t.”

In place of the establishment, he found a new network, and an even bigger audience (including myself), among the “awake”. I wanted to know what he made of the very heterodox English resistance to the new normal.

“At events like the marches, we discovered how the world really is, and that we’re all united by love and friendship and shared values. It’s as if we’ve finally broken free of the predator class’s paradigm, where we’ve been encouraged to think of anyone that doesn’t share our characteristics as the enemy. We’ve been told there are these divisions and we’ve discovered these divisions aren’t there at all.

“So in a way we’ve created this parallel society. It’s like recovering Eden, I think. it’s been a beautiful thing. If anything good has come out of this horror it’s that. it’s been amazing.”

The Delingpole family’s bucolic home is located on the grounds of a larger estate. After the interview, my host took me for a stroll, in gentle sunshine, through a tranquil meadow and forest. We discussed Dostoevsky, Christianity, reincarnation, and Dave McGowan.

Delingpole’s mood and perspective seemed to shunt sharply between an upbeat, religious outlook, and a deep, rather morbid lugubriousness: the mention of the dissident conspiracy writer Dave McGowan’s strange demise (he had been a friend of mine – and died of a cancer eerily predicted by a menacing troll) stirred up Delingpole’s gloomier tendencies.

He evidently considers himself in some unspecific degree of personal danger for his public break with and fulsome critique of his old friends – the country’s ruling elite.

We approached a small picturesque church on a hill and went inside. He pointed out the historical curios – centuries-old carvings on the pews; the family crest of George Washington embedded in stained glass. I murmur approvingly. “I thought you’d appreciate these,” he says, smiling at me, radiantly charming and flattering.

I had a light suspicion I wasn’t the first person to receive this pleasantry. Moreover, I wondered if its previous recipients weren’t figures of genuine contemporary (and historical) note. This would make the compliment, like its author, steeply downwardly mobile.

For some reason it was this possibility, more than anything else I had seen during the visit, that really made me appreciate everything Delingpole had sacrificed for what he thought was true and right. The man who knew too well how to hold his knife and fork, had ultimately proved unable to properly hold his tongue.

You can follow KB Goldtooth on twitter here or listen his podcast here. James Delingpole’s podcast – the Delingpod – is available through most podcast platforms, or you can follow him on twitter or telegram

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NotThatBologneAgain
NotThatBologneAgain
Nov 24, 2022 8:56 PM

Once you realize how much you’ve been duped into believing in a world of fairy tales I can imagine being in a shock and then grieving. I’m stuck within Denial & Anger still.
Christmas wishes from Oz in the mail.

Loverat 8
Loverat 8
Nov 22, 2022 12:46 PM

Interesting story about Gove. What strikes me about Delingpole is his quick transition from naivety to his now spoken views. Hes had a quick journey but you can still sense his hesitancy and bowing to the superior researched independently minded guests he has on. Enjoying his interviews with good guests but so many others out there now where interviewer and interviewee are equally qualified/knowledged on the subject. Better interaction there imo. Delingpole if he’s on the level will catch up.

fertility
fertility
Nov 22, 2022 9:16 AM

Did he Que with the plebs for hours on end to show his respects to the queen.?

theobalt
theobalt
Nov 21, 2022 6:50 PM

I don’t think critical thinking benefits from character evaluation of speakers. Wether positive or negative, it leads to bias. I prefer concentrating on what is said now, than to take into consideration the reputation of the speaker. That goes as well for creating a new reputation from something they said I liked or disliked. We need a saviour or a culprit too much. That leads to all kinds of unnecessary doubts and mental confusion generated by strong emotions. As some say, and it is one of the most valuable exercise, that if you want to think clearly, you have to get away from the noise. Noise is unavoidable, but we always forget to have our journey on the mountain, and figure it out… We are social animals. That keeps us warm, but we also need some deep inquiry to be successful and lead a full and happy life. This is even more true for more people in a more modern and evolved society, I would even add.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Nov 21, 2022 4:01 PM

Perhaps this explains (or excuses) the phenomena: > Or: A (plausible) explanation of why those who’ve received “vaccinations” are expressing personality disorders.
 
Reiner Fuellmich – Suddenly Changed? Personality Changes After mRNA Injection
November 14, 2022
Reiner Fuellmich – Suddenly Changed? Personality Changes After mRNA Injection – Zeee Media


Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Nov 21, 2022 3:43 PM

James Delingpole only changed his line. His personality and agenda are the same:

“It’s been a while since I thought that but I did. It just seemed like it was inevitable and why not? I’m intelligent. I’m well educated, I can hold my knife and fork properly.”

Ya. Bla, bla, bla… An empty person with a knife and fork.

Truth Seeker
Truth Seeker
Nov 21, 2022 2:50 PM

The old left love to lump “the right’ all in together.
James was always radical right, not reactionary right,
Therefore a logical progression.
There are lots of us in the truth movement who never liked or trusted the state.
We were right – in all senses – not to like or trust it.
It was far worse than we thought

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 21, 2022 2:11 PM

Sorry to bother you Admin but veloci-spam-raptor attack at 2:05 PM.

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 21, 2022 2:05 PM

https://news.sky.com/story/antibiotic-resistance-not-a-problem-we-can-ignore-as-even-new-medications-fail-to-tackle-infections-12752398

“As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, this is a pivotal moment to maintain focus on the ‘silent pandemic’ of antibiotic resistance.”

A silent pandemic!

“Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them puts you and your loved ones at risk of having an untreatable infection in future.”

Imagine taking something when you don’t need it!

Not that any of this matters since we are doomed anyway:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/nov/15/humans-could-face-reproductive-crisis-as-sperm-count-declines-study-finds

“Humans could face reproductive crisis as sperm count declines, study finds”

I’m not sure who “study” is but he sure is finding out a lot these days!

“Global figures suggest sperm concentration has halved in 40 years – and the rate of decline is accelerating”

Is this meant to be funny?:

“While the study accounted for factors including age and how long men had gone without ejaculation, and excluded men known to suffer from infertility, it has limitations, including that it did not look at other markers of sperm quality…“Counting sperm, even with the gold standard technique of [the laboratory process] haemocytometry, is really difficult,”

But what could be mooted as the cause of this distressing decline? You’ll never guess! “Environmental factors”! Which links to an articles entitled,

“Fall in fertility rates may be linked to fossil fuel pollution, finds study”

Does “study” ever sleep?

Now get ready for the biggest clinker:

“The key point that needs to be made is that this is desperately bad news for couple fertility,”

And there it is: “couple fertility”! No more natural reproduction! Instead we “need” anonymously created baby hatcheries!

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Nov 21, 2022 5:10 PM
Reply to  George Mc

The one thing we can say about human fertility is that there really isn’t a looming shortage of people. There’s way too many of us and a gradual reduction in headcount to half our number (or even less) will go a long way to easing pressure on natural resources and our environment. The only people who worry about this are the racially minded and capitalists who see fewer people as increasing wages (which cuts into their sales and overall profit — we can’t have that, can we?).

As for taking antibiotics we’ve had a problem with them ever since factory farmers realized they could be used to improve livestock yields. We in the US all have our ‘triple antibiotic’ ointment in our medicine cabinets. Its difficult to avoid antibiotic exposure but its essential — we lost an old friend some years ago to an antibiotic resistant infection, this stuff is real.

Roger Lewis
Roger Lewis
Nov 23, 2022 5:19 AM
Reply to  Martin Usher

Over Population Paper.

Over Population is a general Term, the question can be broken down into two components;One, Over Population what is it? And, two, Overpopulation, do we have that problem ?

Theobalt
Theobalt
Nov 21, 2022 5:59 PM
Reply to  George Mc

My grand mother had 14 children without trying… all from the same sperm factory… I’m sure this is relevant somehow. And is the “count” the biggest factor?…

ophiaps
ophiaps
Nov 21, 2022 1:33 PM

The whole political area has jumped on the Establishment to the Rabbit Hole bullshit to gain votes and appear credible on twitter faux interviews.
Time and time again, you people never learn.
The whole populism bollocks, like trump bollocks was all about Mr Mrs ex Establishment pretend fighting some factious war.
In actuality it never is.
Even mainstream media has jumped on the Establishment to the Rabbit Hole Cia Carlson prime example and OZ idiots Jones. Billionaire backed ShillGb news.
Even now, we see Politicians in the E.U talking bollocks about WEF even Destantis speeches was Establishment to the Rabbit Hole borrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiing.

Am not buying it one bit, because they always have people like them to lead the lost astray.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Nov 21, 2022 3:37 PM
Reply to  ophiaps

ophiaps: I think you’re right. Artificial persons are artifacts of a society that is unable to separate “acts” and actors from the script. The civilian audience has been bamboozled by television and movie expeditions into mind control and augmentation of serialized pablum.

This quote was prophecy:

“Fake realities will create fake humans. Or, fake humans will generate fake realities and then sell them to other humans, turning them, eventually, into forgeries of themselves. So we wind up with fake humans inventing fake realities and then peddling them to other fake humans.”

– Philip K. Dick –
(December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982)

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 21, 2022 11:46 AM

https://architectsforsocialhousing.co.uk/2022/05/07/the-road-to-fascism-for-a-critique-of-the-global-biosecurity-state-5-the-psychological-structure-of-fascism/

Simon Elmer’s chapter on the psychology of the masses. He quotes Georges Bataille:

‘In principle, it seems that revolutionary movements that develop in a democracy are hopeless, at least so long as the memory of earlier struggles against a royal authority has been attenuated and no longer necessarily sets heterogeneous reactions in opposition to imperious forms. In fact, it is evident that the situation of the major democratic powers, where the fate of the Revolution is being played out, does not warrant the slightest confidence: it is only the very nearly indifferent attitude of the proletariat that has permitted these countries to avoid fascist formations.’

Elmer comments:

“The UK ….had as its Head of State a hereditary monarch who is still wheeled out today at the first sound of grumblings from the unfailingly patriotic and royalist English working class…. Just as, in historical fascist states, the Duce and the Führer exerted not just a military authority but also a religious power of attraction over the masses, so the subjects of the (UK) biosecurity state, in Orwell’s words, have learned to love Big Brother.”

The bracketed “UK” there is not in the link but was added to the hard copy i.e. the paperback.

And this is what I have found in chats with others. Granted that I live in a rural place which is naturally more “conservative” in the sense of voting Tory and loving the Royals – with the farmers at least. But then there are also the “Left” props of identity politics, “The Science” etc.

These are the opposites laid out in the political theatre. But overall there is a compliance with the vax and I still hear people talk about the latest jab they had. And a general resistance to any critique of the covid narrative.

On the topic of “Left” theology, this very morning in the workplace, I related the story of how one of my son’s carers has grown his hair, dyed it and renamed himself with a female name. On telling the tale I said that he “must have decided he was transgender”. Well my boss wasn’t going to let me get away with that! She said, “I don’t think he decided. It was there from the start.” Thus showing the depth of her indoctrination. But I should have known better. She has been shilling out the covid crapology from the start. But then again, that is what she is paid to do as a council manager. Indeed, I may have blasphemed here and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if I am assigned to go on a course to “condition” me and render me “fit for society”.

(It was through council literature – and a staff meeting – that I first heard about how there were more than two genders according to the pronouncements of “The Science”. This must have been a couple of decades ago and I didn’t trouble myself with it, merely thinking “Well fancy that then”. It’s only when this gender ideology started to force its way on to everyone everywhere that I started to realise what a crock it was.)

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Nov 21, 2022 2:35 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Here’s a panel discussion on censorship and independent publishing featuring, among others, Simon Elmer, Kit Knightly and hosted by CJ Hopkins.

https://www.oval.media/en/3bec4dbe-c2ee-444a-a7ce-e846be51306e/?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

I wonder if now if after 2 1/2 years Off-G will acknowledge Elmer’s existence…

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 21, 2022 7:35 PM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

Excellent link. And it’s good to get a look at Simon Elmer. The viciousness of the censorship was more than I had previously thought with suspended bank accounts and court threats over (what else?) “anti-Semitism”.

And Elze van Hamelen made a point often overlooked: about the psychological aspect of the whole shit show: how people were broken with scientific precision. And she now sees so many people in a “zombiefied” state. That brings back the full violence of the original manoeuvre: work places abandoned indefinitely, everyone assigned to a solitary existence whilst the covid claptrap rolls out without the opportunity to discuss it amongst colleagues. Everyone thereby individually either brainwashed or, if sceptical, induced to feel that they had to keep their mouths shut. No communal response permitted. None of this was accidental. It was brutally effective and the scars it left may well now be permanent. 

Mucho
Mucho
Nov 21, 2022 11:40 AM

These articles on the Daily “Sceptic” (anything but in reality) which unquestioningly support the idea that we have been through some kind of megadeath viral pandemic really wind me up.

Example:

Who Isn’t Involved in the Cover-Up of the Lab Leak and Early Covid Spread? – The Daily Sceptic

The truth is that there are absolutely valid reasons to say that we never experienced anything other than business as usual in terms of respiratory health. There is a very strong case to be made that Covid was a scam and only a scam, with no new distinguishable illness having emerged, just a rebranding of existing illness and a desperate attempt to label anything and everything as covid, facilitated by a transparently fraudulent and laughably unscientific system of recording covid deaths (any death following a + fraudulent unvaudated PCR test was their initial criteria for what counts as a covid death) and the fact that the criminal filth running HMG changed the national protocols for writing death certificates to facilitate death certificate forgery – a very serious crime. We know for a fact that the government was and remains up to its neck in fraud and terrorism to make the scamdemic the success it has been. They used every trick in the book to the max to get these results – based on military grade psychological warfare tactics – running operations that are explicitly illegal even during the occupation of a country during wartime. You are not allowed to terrorise people in this way under ANY circumstances, ie excessive terrorism about non existent health threats resulting in coercion to take an unlicenced treatment with a track record of only harm in animal trials.

But none of this matters to Toby Young and Will Jones (who stinks of intelligence agency). They have done everything in their power to promote the central lie and the fake manufactured dialectic about lab leak theories – was it leaked from a lab or not – that is the ONLY question that needs to be asked. They do nothing but promote the nonsense that there was a health threat which was unprecedented and therefore action being taken was necessary. They also publish loads of convoluted crap about “cock up theories”, basically doing everything in their power to contain “sceptic” wrongthink that the whole thing has been one massive orchestrated scam from known criminals, terrorists and liars – such as the people running the British Government. They have what is essentially a childish attitude to very serious matters, as exemplified by the pathetic attempts to smear and discredit those questioning the authenticity of the existence of SARS COV 2 and virology in general – a science which is literally destroying the human race. The articles on there by Roger Watson were outrageous.

What’s even more irritating is how their readership pretty much unanimously agree with this stance. This is doing nothing but teeing up more of the same, but they just don’t get it. This is giving these criminals the leeway to hatch more virus based evidence-free health terrorism scams, but it’s all good, because the “Sceptics” (most of whom are relatively new to the concept of government criminality ie a lot of middle class Tory types who have until recently sneered at anyone deemed a “conspiracy theorist”) are on the case, and they have it all worked out so no further enquiry needed.

John Dena
John Dena
Nov 21, 2022 3:49 PM
Reply to  Mucho

Especially given the history we have not only lived through, but all the history before us thanks for your comment!!!

Philbert Desanex
Philbert Desanex
Nov 21, 2022 5:35 PM
Reply to  Mucho

Great comment. My thoughts exactly.

Michael
Michael
Nov 22, 2022 9:25 AM
Reply to  Mucho

Excellent comment. You hit the nail firmly on the head here.

ophiaps
ophiaps
Nov 23, 2022 11:23 AM
Reply to  Mucho

But none of this matters to Toby Young and Will Jones (who stinks of intelligence agency). They have done everything in their power to promote the central lie and the fake manufactured dialectic about lab leak theories.

Michael Tarsion, Alex Jones (banned Tv disinfo whores), Deranged ranger( Brighteon) and plebs that watch them types all sold the wu flu, lab leak or China attacking the west.

If fact, brand new spanking videos where released within a few weeks stating that pushed heavily into the network they run and the alt right media pushed it hard.

Penelope
Penelope
Nov 21, 2022 11:34 AM

My goodness. I finally got round to reading an article by Thierry Meyssan which covers the intellectual/political movement of Nazism in Ukraine. It’s quite shocking, not least for its connections in the West.

Deliberate whitewashing has been stripped off by Thierry’s scholarship.

https://www.voltairenet.org/article218395.html

mgeo
mgeo
Nov 22, 2022 6:21 AM
Reply to  Penelope

-Misanthropic Vision (MD) is a neo-Nazi network in 19 countries that publicly incites hatred and terrorism against
Christians, Muslims, Jews, Communists, homosexuals, Americans and people of color. -Cardinal Carlo Vigano quoted by Mike Whitney 2022-02

-Azov Battalion participated in training and radicalizing white-supremacy organisations in USA. By 2022-03, ~3,000 US
citizens had gone to Ukraine to fight Russia. -thegrayzone 2022-05-31

-Countries that allowed mercenaries passage to Ukraine include Croatia, UK, Denmark, Latvia and Poland. -Russian Military 2022-03-03
-From 2014, Azov neo-Nazis included people from Sweden, Italy, France, Belarus, Slovenia, Canada, etc. From 2014, USA has been training Ukrainian Nazis in secret camps. -Mike Whitney 2022-03

-In 2015, USA and Canada outlawed support for Azov, but USA reversed this in 2016; till then, an Israeli dual citizen
was the main financeer; Jewish Ukranians and Israelis belong to or assist neo-Nazi Ukranian groups; a 2018 petition filed in Israel stated that Ukranian neo-Nazis had obtained Israeli weapons. -Robert Inlakesh 2022-03

-6,956 mercenaries and “weapons specialists” from 64 countries arrived in Ukraine since the start of the conflict. Most came from Poland, followed by Romania and UK. Others came from Canada, USA and Georgia. 1,956 have been killed, and 1,779 have left the country. -Russia Defence Ministry 2022-06-17

-Fighters from ISIL, al Qaeda and others have been fighting alongside the Nazis in Ukraine since at least 2014. Others come from Chechya, Ingushetia, Daghestan and South Ossetia. Zelenskyy announced that 16,000 foreign fighters were to form a Ukrainian foreign legion. -Iain Davis 2022-06-07

-NATO has been training and providing armaments to Ukraine from 2014. -NATO head 2022-09

David Farrall
David Farrall
Nov 21, 2022 10:41 AM

but does he still believe that climate change is a hoax?

Sam - Admin2
Admin
Sam - Admin2
Nov 21, 2022 11:32 AM
Reply to  David Farrall

The climate is changing and always will, many argue, but many question the quality of evidence for anthropogenic climate change, especially when carbon taxes on food and travel are being discussed in conjunction with social credit-style systems by the WEF etc. A2

HotScot
HotScot
Nov 21, 2022 1:03 PM
Reply to  Sam - Admin2

This calculation, uses only factual data, internationally recognised by, amongst others, the IPCC and therefore by the 97% of scientist’s who allegedly believe human induced climate change is a threat to the planet.

OK, so assuming human increased atmospheric CO2 is causing the planet to warm how long will it be before global temperatures become unacceptable?

We first need to understand how much CO2 mankind has emitted which is easy enough:

Atmospheric CO2 levels in 1850 (beginning of the Industrial Revolution): ~280ppm (parts per million atmospheric content) (According to the Vostok Ice Core).

Atmospheric CO2 level in 2021: ~410ppm. (According to the Mauna Loa observatory, and others.)

Simply subtract one from the other then divide that by the number of years to get an average:

410ppm minus 280ppm = 130ppm ÷ 171 years (2021 minus 1850) = 0.76ppm total annual increase of atmospheric CO2, not just mankind’s contribution.

Mankind is responsible for ~3% of that = ~0.02ppm annually.

That’s every human on the planet and every industrial process adding ~0.02ppm CO2 to the atmosphere per year on average.

We are assured that a doubling of atmospheric CO2 at the beginning of the industrial revolution would see a global temperature rise of 2ºC. (280ppm x 2 = 560ppm).

To understand how long mankind’s CO2 contributions alone (ignoring all natural sources of atmospheric CO2 for the moment) would take to raise CO2 levels by 280ppm we divide 280ppm by 0.02ppm from the earlier calculation.
280ppm ÷ 0.02ppm = 14,000.

It would take 14,000 YEARS for mankind’s CO2 emissions to raise global temperatures by 2ºC according to the IPCC’s own figures, in which case it’s clear any warming caused so far by CO2 is from natural emissions well beyond our control.

Sam - Admin2
Admin
Sam - Admin2
Nov 21, 2022 1:36 PM
Reply to  HotScot

Well quite!

OK, so assuming human increased atmospheric CO2 is causing the planet to warm how long will it be before global temperatures become unacceptable?

And this, as I’m sure you know, is in itself a massive, massive assumption.

Funding-driven ‘science’ – which avoids the elephants in the room that ideological funding presents a conflict of interest, studies will tend to find what they set out looking for, who is funding all this research and why – supplemented with computer models with unspecified parameters, many argue, is not science at all.

Nor is arguing from consensus.

However, for those less interested in all that, I’m sure THIS time the apocalypse is definitely coming. And the fact we’re going to be poorer, eat lower quality food, be less well-travelled and have fewer rights and opportunities, all justified by climate change research funded by the very corporations standing to profit from this scenario…. Nah, that’s not gonna ring any alarm bells for anyone  😎 

A2

David Farrall
David Farrall
Nov 21, 2022 5:25 PM
Reply to  Sam - Admin2

They’re one and the same thing – it’s all part of our inherently, self-destructive way of life that we’re completely unaware of, thanks to us being in survival rather than living mode. This is a consequence of capitalism, which is essentially a system of coercion and therefore an inherenlty self-destructive way of life.

HotScot
HotScot
Nov 21, 2022 7:55 PM
Reply to  Sam - Admin2

And this, as I’m sure you know, is in itself is a massive, massive assumption.

It’s not as good as an assumption, it’s a scientifically unsupported scam.

There is not one credible, empirical scientific study ever done which supports the contention that atmospheric CO2 causes the planet to warm.

The last organisation to attempt to prove it was Berkeley earth around 2017 from memory, however it failed.

Now, if the ‘Consensus’ is that 97% of scientists agree mankind’s CO2 emissions are causing warming (itself refuted by Christopher Moncton et al with a peer reviewed study which found the number to be 0.03%) and the science on that is settled, why did Berkeley Earth spend millions of dollars attempting to prove the already proven?

Howard
Howard
Nov 21, 2022 1:41 PM
Reply to  HotScot

Thank you for this breakdown of the supposed CO2 issue. Now if you would be so kind as to add the one additional piece of data, we’d be all set. Thank you so much.

(That additional piece, as you know, is the data showing an even trajectory of CO2 rise – i.e., the exact same amount occurring in every single year, as opposed to peaks and valleys.

It would, of course, seem logical that a significant rise in one particular period would have a far greater effect than a rise spread evenly across 171 years, inasmuch as a significant rise would be more difficult for the environment to absorb.)

David Farrall
David Farrall
Nov 21, 2022 4:55 PM
Reply to  HotScot

Climate change is not linear.

John
John
Nov 22, 2022 12:15 AM
Reply to  HotScot

The Club of Rome admitted that they manufactured the threat of anthropogenic global warming as a “unifying external threat” that would place the blame on humanity (and this would obviously make people sympathetic to the Globalist rhetoric of “global problems requiring global solutions…”)

“In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine, and the like would fit the bill”

I am looking more at the sun and incoming gran solar minimum…

David Farrall
David Farrall
Nov 21, 2022 4:54 PM
Reply to  Sam - Admin2

Despite the many causes over which we have no control, there’s a couple that we do – namely the burning of fossil fuels and the 6th mass extinction of species – we’re losing around 200 species per day.

Sam - Admin2
Admin
Sam - Admin2
Nov 21, 2022 8:37 PM
Reply to  David Farrall

Linking CO2 to climate change is contested by many, namely that we aren’t generating CO2 we are releasing stored energy, and the fossil record indicates we are at an historical low for atmospheric CO2. All this CO2 was once circulating in the system. The fossil record also indicates CO2 historically trails global temp rises rather than leading, and there is little evidence that CO2 will do much of anything to temperature. Water vapour is by far the biggest factor in greenhouse heating.

We also know the world has suffered natural climate alterations that dwarf anything we’re postulating here. Yes, we should respect species and ecosystems and operate sustainably and respectfully, but many argue that all the fear behind climate change is a bid to politically harness a narrative in order to assert greater control over populations, and I think we’d be really prudent to accept this possibility. A2

Mucho
Mucho
Nov 22, 2022 10:40 AM
Reply to  Sam - Admin2

We also know that these criminal lying scumf***s are spraying all manner of crap into the atmosphere – TO DELIBERATELY CHANGE THE WEATHER VIA GEO-ENGINEERING, as they have been doing for decades. Maybe, just maybe, we should focus on that as the prime suspect in the manufactured climate debate. So every time someone mentions any kind of alleged “change” in the weather, man made “change”, we simply respond by pointing out that these criminals are running programmes to instigate climate change, although how much effect they are having we are not sure about because they officially deny running such programmes, even though you can find patents and official documents proving that such programmes are underway and have been for more than a century.

This, for example – a well-illustrated list of official articles and documents confirming Weather Modification activity going back over 150 years. Just a conspiracy theory of course, an extremely well documented, undeniable conspiracy theory:

Geoengineering and Weather Modification Timeline · Weather Modification History

HotScot
HotScot
Nov 21, 2022 1:00 PM
Reply to  David Farrall

Which climate, specifically? There are many across the globe.

Captain Spock
Captain Spock
Nov 21, 2022 9:50 AM

Much respect for all souls who burst the bubble of their conditioning and stepped out of their comfort zone in service of aligning with integrity.. Mr Delingpole is one of those souls.

theobalt
theobalt
Nov 21, 2022 7:47 PM
Reply to  Captain Spock

not so fast

Edwige
Edwige
Nov 21, 2022 9:27 AM

Blatant call for technocracy:

https://dumptheguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/nov/20/big-takeaway-cop27-climate-conferences-arent-working

Like any good lie it contains some truth – these conferences don’t achieve anything and poorer nations are at the mercy of rich lobbyists. However the idea of protecting poorer nations by stripping them of all direct representation (except selected stooges) is a manifest nonsense.

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 21, 2022 12:15 PM
Reply to  Edwige

Yet more proof that politics is a theatre and the true push comes from above and is expressed by the media although, ideally, the pushers would rather the push remain invisible, as we can tell from this:

“What is needed is an apparatus that is less cumbersome and more manageable – something leaner and meaner that zeros in on the most critical aspects of the climate crisis, that does its work largely hidden from the glare of the media, and which presents a less obvious honey pot to the busy bees of the fossil fuel sector. One way forward, then, could be to establish a number of smaller bodies, each addressing one of the key issues – notably energy, agriculture, deforestation, transport, loss and damage, and perhaps others.”

Note the telling contradiction: the media is calling for operations to be handled outside the media!

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 21, 2022 8:13 AM

The BBC celebrate the executioners:

“Nurse who administered first approved Covid vaccine gets award”

ophiaps
ophiaps
Nov 21, 2022 12:52 PM
Reply to  George Mc

What did happen too William Shakespeare the old guy who first got the jab.?

Nick Baam
Nick Baam
Nov 21, 2022 4:13 PM
Reply to  ophiaps

Wherefore art thou, Will?

Jen
Jen
Nov 22, 2022 5:45 AM
Reply to  ophiaps

Looks like he shuffled off his mortal coil less than six months after being pricked.

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 21, 2022 7:11 AM

The media continues to create a new language. From Fortune:

“A ‘tripledemic’ hitting kids across the country has some people blaming ‘immunity debt.’ But experts say that’s misguided—and could be damaging”

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 21, 2022 8:20 AM
Reply to  George Mc

Fortune continues its lesson with

“You may have COVID rebound even without taking Paxlovid. Here are the three symptoms most likely to return, according to one study”

The three symptoms are coughing, fatigue and headache. By this time you would have thought they might include a strange tingling in your skull leading to suspicion that you’ve been shafted.

ChairmanDrusha
ChairmanDrusha
Nov 21, 2022 5:35 AM

Delingpod gets good interview guests and has a disarming conversational style. He also knows when to shut up and let the guest do the talking (*cough* Jesse fucken Zurawell*cough*).

Elongated Muskrat
Elongated Muskrat
Nov 21, 2022 9:47 AM
Reply to  ChairmanDrusha

I appreciate Zurawell, he doesn’t waste any of your time being cute.

Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Nov 21, 2022 4:15 AM

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Johnny
Johnny
Nov 21, 2022 5:22 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Think you misspelled his name.
Isn’t it Jens Puppetberg?

Mr Y
Mr Y
Nov 21, 2022 7:43 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Chief?! Secretary, god damn, just a secretary for the US.

Antonym
Antonym
Nov 21, 2022 8:39 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

NATO member Poland was military attacked by a non-member (Ukraine), so Stoltenberg: mobilize whole the NATO crew against the Zelensky gang!  😃 

Graham Greene
Graham Greene
Nov 21, 2022 8:47 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

If there is a classical example of doublethink its the above.

wardropper
wardropper
Nov 21, 2022 2:10 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Textbook cognitive dissonance.
He ought to be in therapy.

JoeC
JoeC
Nov 21, 2022 1:53 AM

When are we going to learn never to trust establishment anything or anyone even if they’re seemingly the real deal? It’s not worth the trouble and certainly not the effort.

Penelope
Penelope
Nov 21, 2022 1:49 AM

Lukashenko Declares Purpose of Pandemic to Degrade World Economy

“Now it is absolutely clear that 90% of it was an artificially created situation with the pandemic. And the goals of the authors are obvious: to lower the whole world and, above all, China, to lower the economy, ” Belarus Today quotes the words of the Belarusian leader.


Penelope
Penelope
Nov 21, 2022 5:33 AM
Reply to  Penelope

Perhaps Lukashenko is burning his bridges:

NATO Troops on Belarusian Border Prepare Coup?

Almost all representatives of the Belarusian opposition, which settled in the EU and the USA, are involved in the development and implementation of the invasion plan into the republic. Particular attention is paid to the legitimization of structures recently created in exile, which in the future, according to the plan of the Belarusian oppositionists, will have to replace the current government in Belarus. –much more:

Подробнее: https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2022/11/19/vtorzhenie-v-belorussiyu-novyy-scenariy-i-ego-uchastniki

[There was a failed coup in 2020.]

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Nov 21, 2022 5:53 AM
Reply to  Penelope

Why bother with a coup? – Lukashenko looks to be in line with the agenda these days

Penelope
Penelope
Nov 21, 2022 12:03 PM

Belarus is Russia’s closest ally, so to the unknown extent that there is an actual conflict of objectives expressed by the war, a shift in Belarusian alliance to pro-Ukrainian would be valuable to NATO.

Lukashenko’s just mentioned the purpose of the pandemic as the degradation of the global economy. That’s not as good as other things he might have said– like the vaxx is killing people. But it IS a step outside the agenda.

At any rate there’s been considerable support of Lukashenko’s opposition by the West, especially the US. On a more skeptical note, perhaps the invasion of Belarus is a pretext to prolong the war– perhaps through partitioning/ occupying the Western part of Ukraine by NATO or UN.

Who knows? Kremlin isn’t going out of their way to indicate a determination to support Belarus in case of attack. A promised meeting between Putin & Lukashenko is delayed.

Penelope
Penelope
Nov 21, 2022 8:33 PM
Reply to  Penelope

Just discovered that at least since March 2022 Lukashenko has been insisting that it’s NOT covid that’s killing ’em. “There are lots of other viruses.” “He was old.” “He had other things wrong w him.” He’s limiting testing to hospitalized patients.

Belarus has NOT been locked down at least since March, perhaps much earlier. Unfortunately Belarusians ARE vaxxed.

Mucho
Mucho
Nov 20, 2022 11:54 PM

Klaus Schwab here giving it his best shot at being motivational, firing up the Nazis in the audience like a right Adolf wannabe, but ultimately just ends up sounding like the egotistical God complex suffering deviant delusional twat he actually is. SERIOUSLY – WHY IS THE HUMAN RACE BOWING BEFORE THESE CUNTS? They run fucking child rape/trafficking rings and start wars and deal weapons developed with money they have stolen from the public via their criminal government apparatus. We have got to get rid of these pieces of shit.

Quickie – Klaus Schwab On The Multi Polar World Order Bali G20 – YouTube

Edith
Edith
Nov 21, 2022 3:33 AM
Reply to  Mucho

What a great collection of weasel words that mean basically nothing….and yes how and why do these people get a seat at any table…then again most at the table are not worth listening too anyway.

wardropper
wardropper
Nov 21, 2022 3:54 AM
Reply to  Mucho

You mustn’t watch such things.
It’s like Beethoven’s advice never to listen to bad music – because you get used to it!

Klaus Schwab, sent to Coventry (or a high-security mental ward), is the only Klaus Schwab that makes any sense.

theobalt
theobalt
Nov 21, 2022 3:57 AM
Reply to  Mucho

I Don’t think the human race is even allowed before these cunts, hard to say if they would bow.

Johnny
Johnny
Nov 21, 2022 5:05 AM
Reply to  Mucho

He begins by thanking the Indonesian government for their hospitality etc.
That’s shitspeak for ‘We appreciate the massive security, tanks, jet fighters, armed guards, marksmen and bullet proof vehicles’
(And the Beluga and Dom Perignon were excellent too).
Meanwhile, in the backstreets and hovels, the people wither and die.

theobalt
theobalt
Nov 21, 2022 7:49 PM
Reply to  Johnny

Yep… cynicism at it’s best

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Nov 20, 2022 11:21 PM

An excellent Delingpole interview with Simon Elmer:

https://odysee.com/@JamesDelingpoleChannel:0/elmer2:c

les online
les online
Nov 21, 2022 2:50 AM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

Tentative:
Fascism is a mass phenomena, it requires the active, though controlled, participation of the masses. (Everyone spies on everyone else)…
A major aspect of totalitarianism is the atomisation of the masses…
The ‘covid’ psy-op mobilised the masses around “We’re all in this together”, (fascist appeal) while atomising the masses with “Social Distancing” requirements…

In post-WW2 Germany many felt shame for their earlier support for the exclusion, removal of “disease spreading” minorities from society…Many today feel shame for supporting calls for the exclusion of the disease spreading non-vaxxed from society…

les online
les online
Nov 21, 2022 8:36 PM
Reply to  les online

It was shame that weighed heavily on the Germans that prevented them from discussing their support for the Nazi…It took decades, a couple of generations, before they could even begin to openly discuss what occurred…
Everyone complicit, whether actively or passively, in the ‘covid’ operation
just wants to move on…

wardropper
wardropper
Nov 21, 2022 3:48 AM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

That is indeed an excellent interview.
Makes you realize how deprived of intelligent media discourse we have been over recent decades.
We’ve got used to piffle, and now we’re beginning to think it isn’t piffle any more. We’re beginning to accept it as valid journalism . . .

Howard
Howard
Nov 21, 2022 5:01 PM
Reply to  wardropper

Sadly, even the “piffle” is too deep for way too many.

Vagabard
Vagabard
Nov 20, 2022 11:13 PM

Slightly OT:

Speaking to a semi-homeless Ukrainian couple on the streets near where I live this evening. From Odessa, so they said (thanks for asking), though speaking Russian. Work that one out (I didn’t).

So how did the conversation work out? What did you glean from it, if anything??

Films actually, ironically. The beauty in the 7th minute of “The Art of Living in Odessa” (apparently reshown in a recent film festival, though I didn’t know that).

But ‘The Establishment’? No, it doesn’t exist. Money? Well, yes it does. Albeit also a concept that people subscribe to, or do not

Have a good week  😀 

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 20, 2022 11:03 PM

And now …. The War Against Babies:

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les online
les online
Nov 20, 2022 10:37 PM

Noticeable is how “degrowth” has been slowly insinuating itself into MSM “conversations” (aka propaganda)… Is “degrowth” just the latest euphemism for “austerity”, severe austerity, the lower classes must voluntarily embrace ?
(Though in places like, say, Germany, “degrowth” may be used instead of “de-industrialisation” to make the process sound more friendly ?)…

Johnny
Johnny
Nov 21, 2022 4:05 AM
Reply to  les online

Degrowth sounds almost as slimy as ‘collateral damage’.
Tis the hypocrisy of hubris.
‘Do what I say, not what I do’

Edwige
Edwige
Nov 20, 2022 10:12 PM

Boy who advertised Argentina’s vaccination campaign dies aged 4. Those trusty fact-checkers find nothing in it however:

https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2022/nov/15/instagram-posts/argentine-boys-death-not-related-to-vaccination-de/

Death by pneumonia isn’t vaccine-related…. no need to prove it, they just assert it. Of course 4 year olds die all the time.

It’s difficult to escape the feeling they aren’t particularly trying to cover up the health fall-out from the vaccine. BTW the death was on 3/11 and 3×11=33.

mgeo
mgeo
Nov 21, 2022 7:34 AM
Reply to  Edwige

One aim of the double-speak is to lower expectations.

Keith
Keith
Nov 20, 2022 10:04 PM

by the way KBG – the name of the head of fifa is Gianni Infantano – says it all, no …

Banjo234
Banjo234
Nov 20, 2022 9:31 PM

James with Jerry Marzynski:

NixonScraypes
NixonScraypes
Nov 20, 2022 11:59 PM
Reply to  Banjo234

I’ve heard quite a bit from Jerry on windows on the world and it’s scary. It made me get more disciplined and solidly earthed. It’s the reality of evil.

theobalt
theobalt
Nov 21, 2022 5:20 AM
Reply to  Banjo234

I’m at 1:44:50… I have a diagnosis for Jerry

theobalt
theobalt
Nov 21, 2022 5:34 AM
Reply to  Banjo234

Marihuana doesn’t have a rebound effect… (1:55:00) which the shadow people don’t like.. you don’t say. I think the shadow people need to be better informed.

Thom Sheaffer
Thom Sheaffer
Nov 20, 2022 9:27 PM

I have a hard time understanding the Laurel Canyon conspiracy because the music is so damn good.

rayoflite
rayoflite
Nov 20, 2022 8:58 PM

off guardian doesn’t ban anyone it just keeps deleting them….

Sam - Admin2
Admin
Sam - Admin2
Nov 20, 2022 9:18 PM
Reply to  rayoflite

Tosh I have much better things to do than conduct a secret agenda against anyone lol Try to relax, it’ll be ok, A2

Mucho
Mucho
Nov 20, 2022 8:55 PM

James Delingpole gets a shout out from Niki Raapana in The Anti Communitarian Manifesto – mucho respectos. It’s only one of the most important books ever written, and right now, is possibly THE most important book ever written. The more people read it, the deeper the understanding the human race will have about what we are truly up against.

Here it is:

Anti Communitarian Manifesto

les online
les online
Nov 20, 2022 11:14 PM
Reply to  Mucho

“One of the most important books ever written” might be the free markets manifesto “The Right To Be Greedy” by, For Ourselves (1974)… (Thesis 2: The present forms of greed lose out, in the end, because they turn out to be not greedy enough)…

philjames
philjames
Nov 20, 2022 8:27 PM

3878. “Sovereign” Debt Collapse, Forced Migration, and Motivations http://annavonreitz.com/sovereigndebtcollapse.pdf

3879. A Full Explanation of the UN Connection http://annavonreitz.com/unconnection.pdf

3880. The Fallacy of the Strong Dollar http://annavonreitz.com/fallacyofastrongdollar.pdf

CountD
CountD
Nov 20, 2022 8:27 PM

He is not exceptional. I don’t understand why we are putting people on a pedestal merely for being honest and speaking out.

Mr Pickles
Mr Pickles
Nov 20, 2022 9:15 PM
Reply to  CountD

I agree. How many times has an eloquent public figure claimed to have an original thought when identical views have long been expressed by countless numbers of people in living rooms, pubs and hairdressers.

Keith
Keith
Nov 20, 2022 8:13 PM

“Now, I find this account of a very enjoyable trip to James Delingpole’s country home works rather well on its own, too”
he rents it

Sullivan
Sullivan
Nov 20, 2022 7:52 PM

i always trust intelligent people who’ve experimented with drugs!

theobalt
theobalt
Nov 20, 2022 9:39 PM
Reply to  Sullivan

If that was sarcastic I’m in

rayoflite
rayoflite
Nov 20, 2022 7:37 PM

what a load of shit

ophiaps
ophiaps
Nov 20, 2022 6:17 PM

Like everyone of them who magically appeared as fake outspoken during COVID and everyone of them is not to be trusted.

So far I am 100%.

Simon shill Keep Britannia fooled.
Pipe piper piers corbin,  Corbinetter creature brother.
Lord simpleton.
Demimonde swine.
Nurse elm.
Dr pseudo Baloney.
Fake DR Ceo Michael spin us a Yeadon the former Vice President
and Chief Scientist of Pfizer LOL you lot do believe any old shite.
Resistance GB.
Chris sky,
Right said fuck all.
Gare thick e
Delinshill
Great Barrington Declaration.
Dr. Bryan Ardis(adder) snake venom scam
Every Doctor or Nurse.
Vermin Coleman.
Stewupid peters
The looney Undertaker.
Neil Oliver ShilBnews.
Grand Jury hearing organized by Dr. Reiner Fullmich and his team of international scam artists lawyers, what has he achieved in 2 and half years of hopium,.?

well done me on calling absolute bullshit the minute he and them lot all first appeared.
Sealed indictments. tribunals, Notices served – Mass arrests( which never ever happens) is the wing of the Military Intelligence Complex (MIC) alt media department.

rayoflite
rayoflite
Nov 20, 2022 8:57 PM
Reply to  ophiaps

you missed Farage, Trump, Kate Sheminari, James Melville, Beverley Turner, Sonia Buxton and all the ‘celebrity’ twitterati – so full of ego the lot of ’em

Veri Tas
Veri Tas
Nov 20, 2022 8:59 PM
Reply to  ophiaps

Not sure why Dr Coleman is on that list?

fertility
fertility
Nov 22, 2022 9:19 AM
Reply to  ophiaps

Touched a nerve.
Downvotes seem really real.

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 20, 2022 4:23 PM

Re: Dave McGowan, here is the sad message from him after realising the end was nigh:

I’m still having a very hard time processing all of this. Despite not having the healthiest diet and not making the most healthy lifestyle choices, I have been remarkably healthy throughout my adult life. Until a few weeks ago, I’d never been hospitalized as an adult. Never had any surgical procedures performed. Never had a major illness or significant injury. Never broke a bone in my body. Haven’t ever been reliant on any prescription drugs of any kind. Haven’t even had a primary care physician for many, many years.

But now, literally overnight, that reality has been replaced with a painful and, if I’m being perfectly honest, terrifying new reality. Based on what my doctors have told me and what I have read, the prognosis is not good. My oncologist seems to be of the opinion that I only have six months to a couple of years left on this planet, if that. The odds of surviving for even five more years are very, very low.

And it didn’t take long for the vultures to swoop:

http://questioningourreality.blogspot.com/2016/02/did-dave-mcgowan-die-or-did-he-fake-his.html

His “best work was the book Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & the Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream. Even though most of that book is bullshit …” Eh?!

“Dave McGowan was 100% controlled opposition.” Oh now I get it!

“I have no doubt that Dave McGowan faked his death.” He “allegedly died on November 22, 2015″.

He “had to be in a secret society. That is how he got put out to give the information he had on Laurel Canyon and his other work. He was manufactured himself just like Laurel Canyon manufactured Hippie rock music. Most controlled opposition are secret society members and they get promoted like truth messiahs for us to follow. Don’t think for yourself, trust Truther Messiah Dave McGowan. He won’t let you down”.

A “conspiracy” site that works to undermine investigation. Who would have thought?
 

Edwige
Edwige
Nov 20, 2022 4:13 PM

Delingpole is like Naomi Wolf to me – I’ve listened to some of their output; they say some good things but can also sidetrack discussion or not ‘get’ certain things (which could be a symptom of being part-way on the journey down the proverbial rabbit-hole but might be gate-keeping); their backgrounds scream probable “bait and switch” operations but it’s early days yet.

His reported fondness for hallucinogens is extremely fishy. That reeks of an attempt to launch a UK version of Joe Rogan. It also reeks of a disguised interest in the Occult. The elite would love a stoned and docile populace that don’t notice their immiseration or even welcome it as some sort of road to spiritual “enlightenment”. Huxley and Soma was the obvious revelation of the method here.

MolecCodicies
MolecCodicies
Nov 20, 2022 4:23 PM
Reply to  Edwige

I would agree that cannabis keeps people docile and sedated but shrooms/LSD/DMT not so much

FunTes
FunTes
Nov 20, 2022 8:34 PM
Reply to  MolecCodicies

Cannabis does not keep me docile.

Sedated, somewhat yes.

Us druggies are a lot like the non-druggies. Rather heterogenic.

mgeo
mgeo
Nov 21, 2022 7:40 AM
Reply to  FunTes

Cannabis would lower the Holy GDP by making people less anxious to buy the next great thing, even on credit.

Troblelandia
Troblelandia
Nov 20, 2022 7:04 PM
Reply to  Edwige

The controlled opposition paranoia must be created by propaganda, it’s so perfect at keeping the red pilled suspicious of each other and unable to mount any meaningful resistance that is has to be designed.

q0paz
q0paz
Nov 20, 2022 7:57 PM
Reply to  Edwige

the psycho-activity of thc opens the pineal gland and restructures the pathways between the neurons in your brain. The idea that this makes you docile is ludicrous. Possibly while stoned, but afterwards, after you have engaged in “Finding Everything And Realising”, your thus stimulated analytical faculties immediately propel you to become a dissident.

Rhisiart Gwilym
Rhisiart Gwilym
Nov 20, 2022 10:36 PM
Reply to  q0paz

Having never bothered with cannabis before, I started growing it and using it in my mid-70s, in twice daily doses in a traditional herbal-preserve form. That is: entire dried and de-carboxylated foliage of the whole plant blended to a coarse meal, then blended again with – cheapo – whisky, and honey; the whisky for the traditional alcoholic preservative effect for herbal medicines, and the honey for flavouring’s sake.

I did this after being hit by strokes, and discovering that cannabis – far from being a dangerous drug, as the lying propaganda still pretends – has been known as a wide-acting herbal medicine since time out of mind; and one of it’s uses is to ease high blood-pressure, and to assist cardio-vascular health more generally.

When starting my regime, nearly eight years ago now, I was only expecting to gain some bodily health assistance from it. But twice-daily dosing – morning and bed-time – has persuaded me that getting regularly into the psychedelically-altered state of consciousness brought on by the THC is – surprise, surprise! – a remarkably beneficial helper in the realm of spiritual healing and unfoldment. I hadn’t expected this, but the conviction grew on me of its own accord, as a direct result of my continuing experience.

I was completely virgin terrain for this discovery, having never tried cannabis before, until this whole adventure began in my mid-70s. It makes for a remarkable spiritual journey. And far from being tranked and enervated out of my skull, I find that it gives me an energy boost when doing my daily household chores, which is significantly helpful in my increasingly physically-infirm state, in my early eighties. And I can still cycle down to the village for my groceries, and do other closely-coordinated physical tasks, such as sawing and chopping my fire-wood, even while in the full blast of the psychedelic effect, that comes on ninety minutes to two hours after I’ve taken my by-mouth dose; half a teaspoonful per dose; all you need for “a palpable hit” (Hamlet) every time.

My seeds for the 2023 growing season are already on order. And meanwhile I have all my 2022 crop in store, and even some of my 2021 crop still left. I give my spare stuff to a circle of friends, all coping with health issues, particularly chronic pain, who all swear by it too. (I don’t charge, since it costs me nothing but a smidgeon of work to grow and prepare the plants.)

I’ve discovered that this preserve keeps its psychedelic potency for at least eighteen months after making it. I’m
presuming from this that the rest of the beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes are also retaining potency too. The sure seem to be, for both me and my friends!  😋 

q0paz
q0paz
Nov 21, 2022 1:44 AM

bravo !

Bob the Hod
Bob the Hod
Nov 21, 2022 7:09 AM

No! Only take the drugs that the government says you can take, drugs that you can grow or find for yourself, easily, and enable you to think for yourself, are bad, and you’re a bad person and obviously mental if you do them. Sarcasm obviously.

Cannabis tincture is highly beneficial to my life, I look upon it as I would any other form of nutrient, something to be consumed in optimal quantities and treated with respect.

Howard
Howard
Nov 21, 2022 2:53 PM
Reply to  Edwige

The cannabis advocates should move into my neighborhood. I think it would quell their enthusiasm somewhat having to smell the stink everywhere – even from people walking down the sidewalk. Then coming home and (because I’m in an apartment) having to smell the stink seeping through their walls.

My “next door” neighbors are high 24/7 – and I mean that literally. They are quiet as church mice and docile beyond words. But their household has gone from bad to worse as their intake of cannabis increased.

I’m personally for legalization of ALL drugs – even the hard core drugs. But at the same time I loathe the very idea of drugs and getting high. (Go figure!)

Rhys Jaggar
Rhys Jaggar
Nov 20, 2022 4:11 PM

Well, isn’t it nice to hear that someone who spent 30+ years earning lots of spondoolies playing the Establishment Libdem hater has finally questioned the shibboleths of his youth.

And seems to get paid enormous amounts for sharing it too.

I experienced what Delingpole is now going through in 1982/3. Not in a negative way, rather an unbelievable proof that the ‘British system and the British Establishment was far from the superior being that it always believed itself to be’.

How did I experience that?

Well, simple. By paying 10% of the price of a public school education, spending 10% of what RAM or RCM would have charged me for studying music with them, I achieved 1000% better results. And I did so in the presence of people who didn’t sneer, didn’t belittle, didn’t play power games and didn’t tell you to ‘know your place’.

So from then on, I never truly believed that ‘things which are more expensive must be better’. I just believed that they might be, but knew full well that I had already proven beyond all doubt that they didn’t have to be.

I no longer believed that ‘only competition improves standards’ My standards were transformed not by competing with anyone, but setting absolute standards for myself and engaging with the best teacher I have ever known to take advantage of his extraordinary teaching skills, emotional engagement and general perfect human mentor.

I no longer believed that ‘the UK State’ provided superior outcomes, having experienced 10 times better ones from a much smaller foreign state.

And when I returned to Cambridge in October 1983, I was bemused to realise that, far from this being a progression, it felt like going back to boarding school and returning to sneering superior snide academics (in certain subjects) who seriously thought that 75% of the top 2-3% of the annual year group were a total and utter waste of time and space. No wonder the suicide levels in Cambridge back then were the highest in the UK student population….if I hadn’t had a lifetime’s worth of emotional validation overseas in my gap year, I might well have joined such statistics. As it was, I saw Cambridge as a place to listen and learn, not to ponce about at the Union Society. I listened to the South African Ambassador and Enoch Powell, both of whom I profoundly disagreed with. I saw the worst of the public school riffraff humiliate Michael Kelly in something which in no way resembled a respectful debate.

Most importantly of all, though I learned from Tim Hunt (now Professor Sir Timothy Hunt FRS and Nobel Laureate), that you could be the best biochemistry lecturer in town despite wearing dirty jeans, not combing your hair and rolling in to the department at 10.30am having spent half the night isolating the best mRNA in the West. So much for ‘needing to wear a suit and tie, smart shoes and an ironed shirt to be considered superior’. WALOFB that all was….

There is one problem, of course, of experiencing a Damascene conversion before you have acquired or inherited an enormous pile of loot. You have to try and be an actor to fit into ‘the Establishment’, since you think that 90% of all the mores are total claptrap. Sadly for me, I could only be an actor 95% of the time. The effect of it all usually required my inner soul to purge itself from time to time and, being a Scorpio, that tended to be in ways which might not be regarded as totally diplomatic.

The second way that my rabbit hole like views emerged was one due to climate variations. No, not global warming,rather that the traditional patterns of winter snowfall in the European Alps, as documented most conclusively during the explosive growth in winter holidays between the 1950s and the early 1980s, changed rather radically after Mt St Helens erupted in the Western USA. The early snows tended to fail, whereas Easter snowfalls could be copious and extreme.The SCGB started saying ‘although recent winters have not conformed to these patterns, blah di blah di blah’. Four years in a row, holidays over Christmas/New Year saw really very little snow and far too many high pressures. It made me observe what was really happening rather than trust what the powers that be extolled.

Not that they were being malignant, no-one at that time had documented the PDO, the AMO in much detail and such trends certainly werent’ known about by non-scientists. But I spent a lot of weekends in mountains and a decade ski-ing and in the early 1990s I started predicting what would happen with some remarkable success. One MD student I was training in Oxford couldn’t believe how I predicted when the serious snows would come to the Italian Alps in the mid 1990s, about 7 weeks before they came. He impressed his girlfriend (then wife) by taking my advice. I did the same for my own holidays and enjoyed powder snow every year for 7 years, at different times of year. But as climate changes, so the trends in Europe changed again in the early 2000s and I had to adapt my prognoses accordingly. It taught me that you can hone in for a few years to nature, but often nature is far more subtle than your human theories can imagine. It’s how science progresses, though….’being able to make useful predictions based on what turned out to be faulty assumptions’….words from Banesh Hoffmann talking about 20th century physicists….

As for how the Establishment actually behaves, I knew in the 1970s that it was all a crock of s***e. All this virtue signalling is nothing new, it always existed. Rise up the greasy pole with platitudes and destroy anyone who actually tells the truth. That’s how it always worked. Why? Because those skilled at climbing greasy poles were never skilled at divining the truth, so they had to steal it, control those who could divine it and never, ever let them feel that they were anything but inferior……….

I’ve always felt like a jovial father-in-law to errant son-in-law Delingpole, not being afraid to mercilessly take the mickey out of his writings. Why? The words of Garth Crooks on TV over a decade ago: ‘If you’re going to dish it out, you have to be prepared to take it…’ I didn’t have a lot of time for Delingpole’s attitudes towards Libdems: they were the only people opposing the death of 1 million Iraqis and that’s rather more important in the short-term than whether the UK is part of the EU or not.

I also didn’t have much time for him claiming he had ‘stopped climate change’ just because he wrote about a few UEA climate scientists’ email exchanges. I’d started challenging global warming in 1990, I actually helped Piers Corbyn improve his predictive methodologies and I mapped out what kind of climate/solar research needed doing by the world in a piece I penned as a comment at WUWT. That’s rather more meaty than running the odd DT puff piece….

But I do salute Delingpole for buying Bitcoin early – he is clearly a superior investor to me and good for him for being so.

q0paz
q0paz
Nov 20, 2022 7:46 PM
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

who on earth could vote down this comment ?

Sam - Admin2
Admin
Sam - Admin2
Nov 20, 2022 8:31 PM
Reply to  q0paz

Comments have little meaning lately, they’ve been hijacked by a team of trolls who routinely downvote admin and upvote bigoted contributions. This is why I’d be very happy to do away with them. Luckily there is poetic justice because all the voting abuse sometimes makes the comments glitch and reset, hehe A2

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts
Nov 20, 2022 11:07 PM
Reply to  Sam - Admin2

My son linked me to the JD piece, and said not to miss the Comments. I didn’t realise what he meant! What a couple of bleeps! 🤣 My sympathies.

Rhisiart Gwilym
Rhisiart Gwilym
Nov 20, 2022 10:50 PM
Reply to  q0paz

Only fools and malevolents.

wardropper
wardropper
Nov 20, 2022 10:54 PM
Reply to  q0paz

Don’t worry.
It’s just amateur downvoters.

Vagabard
Vagabard
Nov 20, 2022 11:44 PM
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

Appreciated the input, though I’m not sure I can entirely relate to it.

Most people who went to Oxbridge in the ’80s (at least from the UK) went for free. Just needed a few ‘As’ and you were ‘there’. Grants and tuition fees thrown in for free. Unlike the typical student today… straddled for debt ad infinitum.

Listening (to whoever flaunted themselves) at the Cambridge/Oxford ‘Union Society’ is (/was/always has been) the optional freebie extra. Part of the package. Take it or leave it. Use it or lose it. Make it or break it. Like the ‘Film Society’. Maybe of little significance in the modern era when you can see whoever/whaever you want online.

Taking offence at being looked down the nose at by the ‘The Establishment’ (whatever that nebulous concept is anyway)… ? Well, I think we can all relate to that… though don’t you get that from every ‘infidel’ who doesn’t know you personally?

The bottom line though is surely … ‘Wealth’ … *THE* ‘hidden factor’ in people’s mysterious “success”? Especially those who want it attributed to other factors:

The Flying Lizards – Money

MolecCodicies
MolecCodicies
Nov 20, 2022 4:01 PM

Colorado Governor has signed an executive order extending COVID State of Emergency to include the flu and the common cold

https://www.colorado.gov/governor/news/9056-governor-polis-takes-action-response-covid-19-rsv-influenza-and-other-respiratory

Grafter
Grafter
Nov 21, 2022 1:47 PM
Reply to  MolecCodicies

Think about that. Having a common cold qualifies as a “state of emergency”. Must go down as a definition of total insanity.

Derrick
Derrick
Nov 20, 2022 3:58 PM

My dad taught me how to properly hold my knife and fork – in his youth he was a footman (and a sort of apprentice butler) and in later life worked for the NCB on the surface at Bargoed Coal Mine in South Wales.

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 20, 2022 3:35 PM

Mr Delingpole is one of the ones I would turn up my snotty student nose at pre-covid when I still believed in that Left/Right Show. But now I realise how covertly phony all that was back then – and how obviously phony it is now. Anyone who hasn’t twigged this and continues NOT to twig it looks increasingly hopeless. (And it’s clear from much of what I write that I am still struggling to come to terms with it.)

So Delingpole is (if you permit the overstatement) “redeemed” for me along with various others (Mark Steyn, Peter Hitchens). Actually “legitimised” may be a more suitable term since I never rated them at all previously.

Though – a cautionary note: just because “The Left” has been revealed as a shower of mole controlled dupes, doesn’t mean that “The Right” are to be trusted. We are in the end talking about established figures who must take their part in the “job market” and think about their prospects therein. “The Right” too played their part in casting scepticism about covid as a “reactionary old fart” kinda thing. Or, as it turned out, even a “Far Right Fascistic” thing.

On a local level, I have found that the farming community – who are traditionally “Right wing” – are the ones most likely to be critical of Operation Covid. My old commie town friends are hopeless suckers and even swallowed the trans pill. It amuses me to think that they would now consider me “a reactionary in his dotage” or some such. That is without doubt the angle that the molehill Left would dish out to any who “turned”. (Though, in this context, “turning” means not submitting to the death jabs as JD calls it.)

But JD sounds genuine. I love the tale of the “scary” call from Gove. Good riddance!

I knew that Dave McGowan died of cancer but didn’t know about any questionable aspects. Now that is something to research!

And whilst reading all this, I wondered yet again how various departed figures would have fared had they lived to see the rise of the bug bollocks. Roger Scruton? I’d like to think he would stand beside James.

But the whole Labour/Tory thing is dead now. And – the beauty of hindsight – it has been dead for a while. If it was ever truly there in the first place.

Edwige
Edwige
Nov 20, 2022 3:58 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Hitchens did not redeem himself – he only ever objected to the economics of lockdown and then took the “vax” and told everyone else that they would too.

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 20, 2022 4:19 PM
Reply to  Edwige

It always pays to be wary. I recall Toby Young’s Lockdown Sceptics – which already gave the game away by suggesting scepticism of the lockdown and not of the alleged virus. This site’s title morphed into the borderline meaningless “Daily Sceptic”.

Jonas Carling
Jonas Carling
Nov 20, 2022 4:31 PM
Reply to  George Mc

People’s coherence and consistency is measured over years (if not decades). This is true for good friends as well as “content creators”.

Their ability to openly say “I was wrong , I changed my mind” without fear of losing audience is another good sign.

But I hear you: there are very few genuine “converted” around, and one has to be always alert of potential psyops.

Rhisiart Gwilym
Rhisiart Gwilym
Nov 20, 2022 11:08 PM
Reply to  George Mc

It was always a bit play-acty George, at least for the right end of the Old Labour party. And now, with Dobbin Woodentop’s ever-so-slightly-pink, tory-lite ex-Labour party for bourgeois technocrat uni-plankton, there’s no significant difference. I’m one of millions of people who – in England – are now de-facto disenfranchised, having no-one to vote for in Paedominster, of the parties actually able to attain government (if you think votings is any use at all anyway). Different in the Celtic nations, of course, where I’d vote for Y Blaid or the SNP; or more likely Alba.

Jonas Carling
Jonas Carling
Nov 20, 2022 3:27 PM

My first approach with James was over a conversation he had with James Corbett.

Back then, I realised how earth-shattering I could be for someone so entrenched in the “establishment” to break free. So, I was quite taken by his affable personality and his lack of repressed anger or nostalgia for his “glittering” past.

(This is what I routinely perceive by listening to his podcasts, as well as his always genuine interest in his interviewees’ points of view.)

This article just completes the picture and adds more context to James story.

Keep up the good work, James! 🙂

lone wolf
lone wolf
Nov 20, 2022 4:17 PM
Reply to  Jonas Carling

If only all grown-ups displayed such tolerance and understanding as JD when dealing with people who opposed them on principle. Unfortunately, we underestimate our ENEMY’s ability to instil and promote division on issues specifically created to engage the innocent non-critical mind.