Signs and Portents Everywhere… But of What? (Part IIB)

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Signs and Portents Everywhere… But of What?

by Seneca III

Part IIB — A loosely connected miscellany of the darkly disturbing plus a journey into the past

2019 — Another welcome addition, one Claudia Naomi Webbe MP, takes up residence in the Labour Party Parliamentary Zoo.

Claudia arrived from Leicester East — another wonderfully enriched constituency after replacing the toy boy bum’n’coke aficionado and industrial washing machine salesman, a.k.a. Keith Vaz MP (resigned)[1].

Yet it would appear that electing a race-baiting Castro and Lenin supporter (see the pictures on her wall) comes quite naturally to that well-diversified electorate, but — much to Claudia’s credit — she has not been known to sell industrial washing machines or inhale exotic substances.

“Webbe was born and brought up in Leicester and has family members living in the constituency. She studied social science at De Montfort University, Leicester, then later an MSc in Race and Ethnic Relations at Birkbeck, University of London.

Having participated in its development in the mid-1990s, Webbe was the chair of Operation Trident, a community-led initiative to tackle gun-related homicides disproportionately affecting black communities. Webbe was a policy director and adviser to the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone. She was responsible for culture, cultural strategy, sports and tourism, and she was a member of his election campaign team in 2000 and 2004.

Webbe wrote about Livingstone when in 2006 he was found guilty by the Standards Board for England’s Adjudication Panel of bringing his office into disrepute and suspended from office for four weeks. Webbe said that “I have worked with Ken in numerous anti-racist organisations and campaigns including the Anti-Racist Alliance, the National Assembly against Racism and while I was director of Westminster Race Equality Council, he took up cases that I referred onto him for support. His history of work in the anti-racist movement is unquestionable.” [From Wikipedia]

De Montfort University is located in Leicester, England. It was established in accordance with the Further and Higher Education Act in 1992 as a degree-awarding body. De Montfort University has approximately 27,000 full- and part-time students, 3,240 staff and an annual turnover in the region of £168 million. The university is organised into four faculties: Art, Design, and Humanities (ADH); Business and Law (BAL); Health and Life Sciences (H&LS); and Computing, Engineering and Media (CEM). It is a Sustainable Development Hub, focusing on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, an initiative by the United Nations launched in 2018.

In 2019, the first Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings, a global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, ranked De Montfort University 50th in the world. The university has special arrangements with more than 80 universities and colleges in over 25 countries, including Nanjing University, ranked 120th in the world by the Times Higher Education and situated in Jiangsu, eastern China. The two universities have launched various initiatives, including a scholarship programme for De Montfort students and doctoral study coupled with English language tuition for students from Nanjing.” [From Wikipedia]

That figures, and just 50th? Highly appropriate methinks. It and Leicester deserve each other, and if there were such a ranking, it would probably rate in the top 5% of those turning out career Baristas… or Labour politicians.

2020 — Another heartwarming example of our enrichment — The Curious Case of Nadia Whittome

Twenty three year old Corbynista MP Nadia Whittome made a splash yesterday evening as she declared she had been ‘sacked’ from her role as a casual worker at a retirement home in her constituency. Whittome claims that she was ‘sacked’ for “speaking out about a lack of PPE”. This is despite the home, which has not had a single Coronavirus death, saying it has “three months’ supply of PPE, including over 25,000 pairs of gloves, 7,700 aprons and nearly 6,000 masks”.

This is part of the termination letter from the retirement home where she has managed to put in an astounding eight visits as a casual worker this year before going live on TV claiming that this establishment had no PPE and that was the fault of the Tory government:

On Thursday, I was approached by several Lark Hill residents, our staff, our head office team and executive who were anxious about comments in the Nottingham Post around ‘a lack of PPE’. This is a position myself and the charity disagrees with and is not supported by the facts.

Our protocol hasn’t been met and ongoing press coverage of Lark Hill isn’t benefiting our residents, staff or charity; managing feedback is time consuming for myself and our wider team at a time of crisis when we simply wish and need to be focused on our day to day work, protecting our staff and residents’ lives in the community.”

Nadia Whittome’s bio:

Whittome was born in Nottingham, England, into a working-class family. Her Punjabi Sikh father emigrated to the UK from Banga, India at the age of 21. He has worked a variety of jobs including as an immigration advisor, factory worker, miner, and a driving instructor. Her mother is an Anglo-Indian Catholic solicitor whose parents emigrated from Calcutta in the 1950s. She was formerly a member of the Labour Party, who left the party in protest at the amendment of Clause IV of the constitution in 1995. Whittome has a brother who works as a bricklayer in Sydney. Her grandparents belonged to the Communist Party of India. She grew up in a single-parent household. Whittome reports that she attended a private school between the ages of 7 and 11. She later attended West Bridgford School, a local comprehensive…

…She studied law at Nottingham University after attending an access course at Nottingham College. While studying there, she contested the 2017 Nottinghamshire County Council election as the Labour candidate for the West Bridgford West ward, where she finished second to the Conservative candidate with 1,393 votes. Whittome later dropped out of university due to financial reasons and worked as a ‘hate crime’ project worker at Communities Inc, and as a carer.

Prior to her election, she was a national committee member of the pro-Remain organizations ‘Another Europe is Possible’ and ‘Labour for a Socialist Europe‘. [From Wikipedia]

2020 — Home Secretary Priti Patel’s Immigration Bill has been pulled by the Government.

Appearing in front of a handful of MPs in the House of Commons, the leader of the Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg confirmed that the government would not be bringing the Immigration Bill back for debate on the scheduled date. The Liberal Democrats welcomed the move. Its home affairs spokesperson Christine Jardine said: “I’m glad the government has listened to Liberal Democrat concerns and decided not to move the immigration bill today. Now Conservative ministers should use this delay to reconsider their destructive plans to end free movement.”…

[The LibDumbs don’t just mean the free movement of EU-passported third world parasites and predators the EU itself has imported and is now desperate to get rid of by unloading on us, but any other such charmers coming in from whatever third-world excrement orifice they have made uninhabitable and will try to recreate here.]

…The legislation ushers in a points-based immigration system that has been labelled as prioritising incomes levels over certain skills.

Under the bill, many migrants earning below £25,600 could be barred from living in the UK unless they can prove their occupation is in high demand. Even then, they will need a job offer from an “approved” sponsor.

The legislation was supposed to come into force January 1st, 2021 and was to be part of “multi-year programme of change” led by Home Office.

Had the post-WW2 government(s) not initiated mass third-world immigration, particularly from the north of the Indian subcontinent, parts of the Middle East and the ‘Indies’, then we would not be faced with the unreconstructed primitives that infest virtually every corner of this once green and pleasant land bringing diverse alien ways and practices which things such as this and its ilk have introduced.

It and the bus driver’s son who has turned London into an ungovernable cesspit of violence and criminality would have never existed, and our world would be a far better and far more civilized place… yet, despite this, our governments past and present have insisted on and still do take in more and more of this global detritus each and every day, damn them.

VE day 8th May 1945 and VJ Day 15th August 1945 — I have no specific memory of VE Day, possibly because the War was still on in the Far East, few of the men had returned either from there or Europe and celebrations were pretty much low-key. My first abiding memory is of the VJ Day celebrations. Clear in my mind still is that day; it was warm and sunny, the blackened girders and piles of collapsed masonry of the burnt-out factory across the road that had fallen victim to a stray German incendiary bomb in the early days of the War[2] stood stark against the clear blue sky.

My young mind did not see this as anything out of the ordinary, as it was typical of everywhere in England in those days and my thoughts and perceptions were still in a formative stage that accepted all about me as the norm; the air raid shelters built in the middle of the road between the front of our small terraced house and the ruins of the factory opposite were also an integral part of part of my small world. I had no questioning thoughts as to how it had come about or it would change in the years ahead — first for the better and then for the worse — it was just the way things were and I accepted it, particularly the arrival of VJ Day.

I can still picture it firmly in my mind as if was the day before yesterday — trestle tables and chairs were set out in the street, bunting in red, white and blue hung everywhere including on the now redundant air raid shelters and, from their ration book ‘put-asides’ of spam, corned beef, sugar, flour, icing sugar, marzipan and baking powder, the wives and mothers of the street, having held the home front for five long years whilst the men were at war, produced a wonderful feast for us lean, healthy and semi-feral kids[3] — including as much cake as we could eat, which appeared miraculous to us after years of rationing and tiny portions, and it was all washed down with gallons of the government-issued concentrated orange juice mixed with water.

1947 — I met my father for the first time. A regular soldier since before the War who had now been demobilized — ‘demobbed’ being the preferred adjective at that time — and who, along with so many others, had come home to face the austerity and hardships of the post-war years. I again clearly recall standing on our well-scrubbed front doorstep holding my mother’s hand as this stranger approached at a sharp military pace wearing a huge greatcoat, a kit bag over his shoulder and with a broad smile on his face. Life then slowly began to return to what my parents considered normal.


In view of the economic hardships and social upheavals now descending upon us in the name of Covid, I have gone into some detail of that time and place as I recall experiencing it in the hope that it will give some comfort to people in the here and now and allow them to draw some comparisons and map a way forward.

For us young people of that era deprivations were easy to deal with, as we knew of no other way of life and everyone around us found themselves in the same condition. Those being born now and those already here and in the three to six- or seven-year age bracket will also remember nothing else and these times will be to them as those long-ago post-war years were to my generation.

Those who are older, and their parents, who have lived and come to adulthood in the times of affluence and indulgence will find it neither normal nor easy, and it is upon their shoulders that the psychological and physical burdens of reconstruction will at first fall most heavily… but we native Brits are a strong and resilient people, despite the decades of the globalist moral softening-up process and the introduction of predatory aliens into every aspect of our way of life.

We can pull through if we pull together and also deal with the invasive children of the globalist project either during or in the aftermath of that Herculean task.

— Seneca III, this sixth day of May in the year of our Lord 2020

1.   The Guardian and The Mirror.
2.   We lived then in the East Midlands within a skewed, diamond shaped area of land bounded by four rivers, the Trent, Derwent, Swift and Soar, and which was crisscrossed by still-working canals full of barge traffic (I learned to swim in one of them). Consequently, except in high summer, ground mists and fogs were commonplace, and this had made the area a difficult, sometimes impossible, target for the German bombers to locate with accuracy. Considering that it contained many essential war material factories, such as Rolls Royce and the biggest rail hub and shunting yards in the UK, Toton Sidings, it is fortunate for those critical industries that the Luftwaffe often dumped their bomb loads at random or into any gap in the mist or low lying clouds, although not so fortunate for the factory opposite our house, or those — mostly women — who had worked there.
3.   There were very few private cars around during and immediately after the war, particularly for the working classes. Feet and bicycles were the healthy order of the day. No child obesity around then, nor the adult variety either.

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16 thoughts on “Signs and Portents Everywhere… But of What? (Part IIB)

  1. ‘and who, along with so many others, had come home to face the austerity and hardships of the post-war years.’

    Unlucky Country – Great Britain’s election replaced Churchill in July 1945 with wack job Leftists who kept the War Time Rationing going for years after Nazi Germany was defeated, Truly Stupid. Food rationing ended in 1954. 1954? Are you kidding?

    Lucky Country – The US that threw out the Democrats in the 1946 Congressional elections, ended rationing and passed all kinds of of legislation including Taft-Hartley that opened up the American economy after FDR 13 years of Socialist nonsense and central planning.

  2. “Her Punjabi Sikh father emigrated to the UK from Banga, India at the age of 21. He has worked a variety of jobs including as an immigration advisor,”

    Can I get a job as an immigration advisor? It wouldn’t take me very long, and I’d do it for free.

    • 😎😎😎 My thoughts likewise when I first read her bio, Sam.👿 😇

  3. “The university is organised into four faculties: Art, Design, and Humanities (ADH); Business and Law (BAL); Health and Life Sciences (H&LS); and Computing, Engineering and Media (CEM).”

    What has ‘Media’ to do with ‘Computing and Engineering’? Surely it should be associated with the liberal arts of ADH or H&LS wallahs. Typical of the understanding of University (Dis)organisation.

  4. Leicester is my home town. I was born there and grew up in a totally white city. I did not see a black face until I was in my late twenties. I left there in 1985 when it had become a cesspit. It does not get any better. I visited Leicester recently. I will not be going back. Poor bloody Leicester. Never the prettiest of cities, it nevertheless had a certain down-at-heel charm. Now it is more or less a clone of any middle eastern or Indian city. With a muslim population, it has certainly had its fair share of muslim rape gangs (quaintly called Asian grooming gangs in the media), but hey, diversity is our strength, don’t you know?

  5. It still amazes me that these 3rd worlders living in our midst do everything in their power to convert our western countries into the 3rd world dregs of which they crawled out of. They demand we tear down our statues of our hero’s and strike our colors because it offends them and the constant reminder their cultures are inferior in everyway to ours and what we accomplished be defeating them.
    These 3rd worlders, no matter how many years they have infested our western lands will never ever be one of us, will never assimilate to our western nations and demand we accommodate them at every whim to avoid the dreaded racist card thrown down as some sort of trump card for their inferior behaviors/cultures and low IQ’s, and like mice we cover before it.
    I say every time one of these 3rd worlders demand something else from us, we tell them to go pound sand and demand they leave our shores or ELSE! Be proud of your nation and all its accomplishments and celebrate our hero’s. If the 3rd worlder pushes you, you bloody shoved back twice as hard and who gives a damn what they call you for it. Stand up for yourselves or perish in a sea of 3rd world savages and their inferior cultures. We stand at the Rubicon, cross it or burn it, the choice does come down to all of you.

    • Anyone with any military background might notice a serious lack of “strategy”.

      • As I do have extensive military backround in counter-insurgency and warfare in various countries, please do elaborate. Semper Fi !

        It takes one man to stand up and say enough is enough and uses whatever is at his disposal to become a force to be reckoned with.

  6. You’re watching the spread of communism.
    Communism is the parasite’s political ideology.
    Africans and arabs are stupid parasites by nature. Of course they want communism.
    So, as they take over your country, they will appoint communist representatives.
    Eventually, the parasites will take over and enslave the productive races.
    Eventually, your former homeland will become a communist satellite of China.

    I see no need to speculate on whatever else is happening. You now know the plot. What comes next is up to the native Europeans. Will they defend their ancestral homeland or will they lay down and be erased for fear of seeming racist? At some point – if you want to live – you will need to embrace racism and use it to identify your enemies for quick slaughter. They’re taking your country away right now. They win. You decide if your death will be certain and absolute, or if you will fight and retain some feeble hope of victory and preservation.

    • WTF (sorry Baron) does islam have to do with communism, apart from the occasional marriage of convenience? Oh, and both being anti-democracy and free speech, but their ultimate aims are quite different.

      • Two ideologies convinced of the inevitability of their triumph over the entire world by fair means or foul. Look at those Chinese and North Korean rallies. Just like Nuremberg before Merkel. Especially the sick Muslims. Just take a look at that Coran mucks plans for humanity.

    • The coming massive backlash is coming, it is just a matter of where it starts and when. It will then spread like a cleansing wildfire so that the forest can begin anew once again.

  7. Thanks for this trip down memory lane, Seneca III.

    I remember that government-issued concentrated orange juice. It came in small clear glass bottles doled out by the visiting public health nurse who came on her bicycle. It was served by the teaspoon and mixed in a glass of water. How special we thought it was! Our usual beverage, even for children, was tea with milk and sugar, but the government gave each child at school a small half-pint of creamy milk daily. Those were the early offerings from what would become the nanny-state. Sugar, although it was rationed, was used as liberally as possible – even being sprinkled on bread and butter, when there was little else. A “jeely-piece,” a slice of bread with butter and jam, was the usual snack taken to school. I wonder what the nutrition-police in our modern schools would have to say about that? But chilly houses, long days of outdoor wandering and play, a basic Scottish diet (oatmeal, lentil soup, neeps and tatties), all made for strong and healthy children.

    Deprivation was a way of life in those post-war years. I was a small child in a fishing town in the north of Scotland – too young to remember the end of the war, but not too young to remember the rationing that was still in effect when my parents left to come to Canada. As you say, we knew all about deprivation. When I hear people complain about the inconveniences of our coronavirus isolation, I wonder how they would have coped with years of war followed by many years of post-war rationing.

    It’s good to see you write about the strength of the native Brits. We need to read much more about this.

    • In the West Riding of Yorkshire, “jam butties” were a popular snack for kids.

      • My RAF dad, an ex-Scouser, used that term. Bacon butties too were good – even though I’ve been a longtime vegetarian and shouldn’t be saying that!

        • The wife of one of my friends from back then told me he took up chip butties in his middle age — made him much more rotund than when we were in school together.

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