Politician

Hey now baby, get into my big black car

I wanna just show you what my politics are.

Poilitical man and I practice what I preach

So don’t deny me baby not while you’re in my reach.

Lyrics: Jack Bruce, Pete Brown © Sony/ATV Music Publishing Ltd.

In a recent online conversation, Gerald Celente encouraged Jason Liosatos to look up the definition of ‘politician’. I’m not sure which source Jason chose but a couple of definitions apposite to this post are:-

A person who uses public office to advance personal or partisan interests (Webster’s College Dictionary).

A person who engages in politics out of a wish for personal gain, as realized by holding a public office (Collins English Dictionary).

See more at The Free Dictionary.

Melanie Shaw is currently being held in HMP Styal. It isn’t clear why she was locked up initially. She was a victim of sexual abuse at Beechwood Children’s Home in Nottinghamshire and she “blew the whistle”. One of her alleged abusers, as yet unnamed, was a well-known politician. Melanie’s maltreatment in prison now, amounting to torture, is clearly intended to silence her. The police, judiciary, and Conservative Party in “government” are all complicit in this attempt to cover up crimes against vulnerable children in care. UK Column has been reporting on Melanie’s case for at least four years. Their daily News items covering her appearance in court earlier this week are on YouTube but here is a link to a June 2018 report re-uploaded by GeeGee Tee.

A few days ago the American regime announced further sanctions against the Russian Federation for attempting to murder Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury. The Skripals survived the attack upon them. Children on a school bus in Yemen a couple of days ago were not so lucky.

I haven’t heard any British politicians speaking out against what was done to the Yemeni children (because most of them support the war), or against the vile treatment of Melanie Shaw and thousands of other children (because they are, it appears, guilty by association).

Lunatics at Large

On the 7th August 1880, the unfortunate George MARTIN appeared before the Bridlington Petty Sessions. This insignificant event passed me by on Tuesday so I made a note to update the story next year. This morning the Radio Five Live breakfast news informed me that “America” was intending to impose more sanctions on Russia for poisoning the Skripals. And yesterday several social media companies in the vicinity of San Francisco wiped Alex Jones’ Info Wars from their platforms. News of other hideous events appeared during the day. They all seemed to be connected.

I wrote a brief post about poor George in Looking at Filey a few years ago. Here is the syndicated news report that also appeared in The Scarborough Mercury.

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I added the following comment:-

The only likely young George MARTIN I could find was George J., aged 20 in 1881, a jet worker living with his widowed aunt at Pier, Whitby (RG114834 f95). I hope this was the wanderer because the record suggests he had three things going for him – a roof over his head, a wage coming in and family to care for him – enough to keep the demons at bay, perhaps. I wonder what became of him.

With access to more sources, I looked again and found evidence to support my hunch. Two months earlier a Whitby jet worker of the same name had appeared before a Scarborough court.

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I think there is just enough here to proceed on the assumption that these disturbed Georges are one and the same – and that he was with his Aunt in Whitby when the census enumerator came to call the following year.

I did some more detective work but failed to discover what became of George. I found out, though, that tragedy attended his birth. He was just a few days old, at most a month or so, when a terrific storm hit the northeast coast of England. Many vessels were driven on shore and wrecked. A lot of sailors lost their lives. The Whitby lifeboat went out at least five times and rescued a number of men before a particularly nasty combination of waves, rebounding from the stricken vessel Merchant of Maldon, turned the lifeboat over. Only one of the crew survived. Of the twelve that drowned…

Six of the bodies, viz., Isaac Dobson, Matthew Laidley, Wm. Walker, Wm, Storr, Wm. Tyneman, and George Martin, were recovered on the same day. The majority of these twelve men had saved the crews of five vessels that day; and these brave fellows, especially the Storrs and the Laidleys, had on many occasions within the last twenty years heroically and devotedly risked their lives for the preservation of others; and it mattered not how tempestuous the storm, or how heavy the sea, if they saw their fellow creatures in imminent danger, they would make intrepid and strenuous exertions to save them.

This Yorkshire Gazette account of 16 February notes those left behind included “Geo. Martin, aged 25, wife and infant”, and says, “It may also be remarked that George Martin’s brother and Christopher Collins’s brother were drowned by the upsetting of a coble on February 4th, 1842.”

When the 1861 Census was taken a few weeks later, on the 7th of April, infant George James was with his mother Jane at the home in Cragg, Whitby, of her older sister Ann, and husband Mark WINN. Ten years later Jane and George were enumerated at Pier, Whitby. And, as noted earlier, in 1881 widow Ann Winn, aged 60, is recorded at Pier with George James and niece Ellen NORTON, aged 12. Sources indicate that Jane had remarried and was living nearby, at Cragg, with husband William LEWIS and 24-year-old stepson, Henry – a police constable! (You couldn’t make it up.)

The WILTON girls, Ann and Jane, can be found on FamilySearch Tree, and Mark WINN too, but they are as yet “unconnected”. I couldn’t find the Georges Martin but they may be on the World Tree somewhere.

The bravery of those Whitby fishermen and sailors, who risked their lives to save others, is in marked contrast to the behavior of “men” nowadays. A couple of news reports today say a Saudi led airstrike on Yemen has killed fifty people, most of them children in a school bus, and a report just released tells us that monks and teachers at Ampleforth and Downside schools have been sexually abusing children for over 40 years.

It seems unlikely that America will impose sanctions on the Saudis for slaughtering innocents. Perhaps it will be argued that International Law hasn’t been broken.

Unless I have missed something, there has been no evidence presented yet to prove that Russia tried to kill the Skripals with Novichok. The regimes in the United States, UK, some EU countries, Arab States, Israel – lunatics all and, terrifyingly, at large. (Many of their misdeeds are, of course, not reported at all.)