Blood Red

UK Column

The first segment of today’s UK Column news bulletin deals with the attempts of a state to put down citizen protests with brutal violence. If Bashar al-Assad treated his people this way the European media would be hammering readers and viewers with righteous condemnation – and the Axis of Evil would be raining its missiles upon Syria. But because it is Macron…

I wonder how many of the 27 EU nations are providing goons to maim and kill on French streets.

And to think there are British politicians desperate for their people to remain shackled to the  European Union. (Just think how lethal the organization will be when it achieves “military unification”. Remember, its unelected bureaucrats make all the rules we will die by.)


You wouldn’t know it from MSM coverage but most of the yellow vest protests in France are peaceful. Paris is the biggest and most frightening anomaly. There is evidence that much of the citizen violence, destruction and looting is done by agents provocateurs. Rural France seems to prefer peaceful civil disobedience and the police don’t intervene.

Meanwhile, in London yesterday, the “ordinary people” asking for the Brexit they voted for were quiet and dignified. None were arrested. The police didn’t have quite such an easy time with Antifa. Although very one-sided, this video gives some sort of “balance”.

A Note from Canary

Nine days of December and in my ten chosen cities 51% of days have been warmer than the ten year average for the month. However, the cold days have been more extreme than the warm in both the northern and southern hemispheres. In the North the daily maximum temperatures are, overall,  .6°F lower than the 2008 to 2017 average for December 1st to 9th. In the South, they are 1.5°F lower. Anomalously warmest city – Rome (winter); coldest – Buenos Aires (summer).

Plenty of time for change this month – but Grand Solar Minimum has its beak in front at the moment. Graphs and histograms to follow early next month.

Marchons! Marchons!

I was moved by the video of French policemen and women removing their helmets in solidarity with the Gilets Jaunes facing them across a few metres of pavement. When the people take to the streets of Paris again tomorrow, to protest their treatment by President Macron’s desperate regime, I hope nobody will be hurt. The same goes for Sunday when Britons gather in Whitehall to make their voices heard. Organizers of the Brexit March have made a number of pleas to their supporters not to react to provocation from those who don’t share their wish to have their nation returned to them. The City and Metropolitan police have promised to keep the “two sides” well apart but it is, sadly, in the interests of the ruling elite for there to be a violent confrontation. It is perhaps too early for the UK police to switch their traditional allegiance from the misleadingly named “Antifa” – but they’ll have to do it one day. (The times they are a-changing.) So why not begin on Sunday? There could be a lot of families with young children in London that day. Agents provocateurs and trouble-makers of every stripe, please stay away.

“Marchons!” doesn’t mean what I thought.

The term is thought to come from the French word marchons, which means \ “to move, \” and it is often used as a command to urge a dog team to commence pulling the sled.

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“Mush on,” in Alaska dog-train vernacular, means “march on,” being a corruption from the French word marchons.

The Young Alaskans 

I’m somewhat relieved that it isn’t a call to man the barricades and set up the guillotines – and amused by the doggie connection to Today’s Image.