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LANGUAGE BEFORE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

Long before the term political correctness had any meaning there was a richness to riposte sadly lacking in today’s vernacular. Those in the public eye often captured the headlines with a sneering wisecrack at an opponent. Newspaper editors too risked their readers’ wrath with an occasional derisive comeback.

Lord Sandwich was scathing when he scornfully addressed John Wilkes, editor of The North Briton: ‘Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of the pox.’ The newsman retorted: ‘That depends, sir, on whether I embrace your politics or your mistress.’

This exchange has wrongly been accredited to Gladstone and Disraeli. It was a time when the English language was an art-form; when people could communicate with richness.

‘If you were my husband I would give you poison,’ sneered Lady Astor to Winston Churchill. ‘If you were my wife I would take it,’ he answered back.

Insulting witticisms must include Clarence Darrow’s: ‘I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.’

If you think red-top tabloid crassness is a recent phenomenon reflect on William Faulkner’s take on Ernest Hemingway’s writings: ‘He has never been known to use a word that might send the reader to a dictionary.’ The war correspondent’s retort was to the point: ‘Does he really think that big emotions come from big words?’

Pity the wretched author who received a memo from Moses Hadas. ‘Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I’ll waste no time reading it.’

Mark Twain, renowned for his sharp wit, once said; ‘I didn’t attend the funeral but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.’

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw loathed Winston Churchill. Aware that his corpulent foe was better known for his toadies than for genuine friends, he wrote: ‘I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play. Bring a friend, if you have one.’ Winston replied, ‘Cannot possibly attend the first night, will attend second, if there is one.’

Any in a misplaced relationship may take heart from Stephen Bishop’s remark: ‘I feel so miserable without you. It is almost like having you here.’ Equally sardonic the opinion of Irvin S. Cobb: ‘I have just heard about his illness. Let us hope it is nothing trivial’. The playwright Oscar Wilde was famous for his wit: ‘Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.’

This brings us to the thereafter which prompted Jack E. Leonard to surmise; ‘There’s nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won’t cure.’

Thomas Brackett Reed might easily have been talking of today’s celebrities when he said, ‘They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge.’ As for enthusiasts of pop music Billy Wilder spoke for many: ‘He has van Gogh’s ear for music.’

MICHAEL WALSH is a worldwide journalist, broadcaster and author of 64 book titles with 36 years experience. Like other journalists of integrity, he no longer writes for corporate media, opting instead for true journalism.

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Spanish Skipper Who Saved an Armada

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Never forgotten was the drama as the Palm Line freighter Enugu Palm after finally answering the wheel skimmed by a metre or two a row of ocean-going freighters moored at the port’s quays. A second’s delay on the part of Captain Inés would have led to one of the worst shipping disasters in African history.

Had it not been for the quick thinking of the skipper several freighters moored at the Ivory’s Coast Port of Abidjan would have been devastated.

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Palm Line, a British-owned shipping company, plied 5,000 miles West Africa’s seaboard. In the early 1960s, the company’s commodore was Spanish Captain Inés, whose hands-on character was legendary. He never suffered fools so I got on perfectly well with him.

Palm Line vessels were specially designed to negotiate the sand bars of the African creeks that otherwise excluded entry to liners that might otherwise bring trade to communities located to the Dark continent’s interior.

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The Port of Abidjan on the Ivory Coast, however, is a modern port. Having picked up the pilot at the port’s approaches, Captain Inés, in accordance with the protocol, surrendered control of the Enugu Palm to the pilot. The local pilot’s knowledge of the port is essential for safe mooring.

On this occasion, it soon became self-evident that all was not quite right. The recently boarded pilot was blind drunk and quite incapable of riding a bicycle let alone a fast-moving ocean liner in the narrow confines of a port.

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The Enugu Palm did successfully negotiate the port’s Vridi Canal without colliding with its palm thronged banks. As an 18-year-old Ordinary Seaman standing at the ship’s wheel I was best placed to see the unfolding drama as the pilot inexplicably instructed the engine room to full ahead. After all, we were now approaching a lengthy quay along which several freighters were moored.

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Riveted, I watched the expression of growing alarm on the face of Captain Inés. Racing at full speed, about 25 kilometres per hour, the Enugu Palm’s bow was clearly destined to cleave the nearest moored freighter in two. I must have been the only British sailor ever to witness a port pilot being roughly cursed and physically shouldered aside as a ship’s captain resumed control of his doomed laden ship.

Rushing to the telegraph, bells clanged alarmingly as Captain Inés swung the lever to Full Astern. Simultaneously, he ordered me to swing the wheel hard to port. The rest was down to fate. Unlike a car, a ship can travel a long way before it responds to a change of command.

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FAR-LEFT COALITION PUTS SPAIN IN THE MORTUARY

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Spain’s current Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez

It is emerging that the COVID-19 threat is grossly overstated and over-played and multi-national lockdowns disproportionate. One of the worst-hit nations is Spain.

The conservative and king-making far-right VOX party now blame the regime of ‘turning Spain into a mortuary’ during a question and answer time in congress. Interestingly, the George Soros sponsored coalition PSOE didn’t have a persuasive reply by way of riposte.

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As a consequence of the lockdown, the nation has suffered the most calamitous economic collapse since the Spanish Civil War 1936 – 1939. Social services and benefit agencies are unable to cope, people, families and children starve, and the entire nation has been closed down by a virus that is no more threatening than the common cold.

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There is going to be a settling of accounts. If Pedro Sanchez, Spanish Socialist Workers Party has a brain cell he will be suffering sleepless nights.

One imagines Pablo Casado, opposition leader of the Peoples Party (PP) and Santiago Abascal (VOX) are keeping their powder dry. But, as evidence of over-reaction emerges these political heavyweights will pick their moment to strike.

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Pablo Casado y Santiago Abascal

Whilst Spain is still under house arrest, social services and charities are overwhelmed, Spain is out of work, its economy destroyed, and distressed Spaniards looking for vengeance. The PSOE and deputy prime minister, Pablo Iglesias, of the left-wing Unidas Podemos party are likely to find themselves in the crosshairs.  The conservative – far-right opposition is building their case. They will strike when they think the timing is right.

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Pablo Casado y Santiago Abascal coincidirán en Málaga con La Legión. / JAVIER ALBIÑANA. Málaga, 04 Abril, 2019

Many nations are shrugging off the effects of the virus, downgrading it to the same status as the flu. Medical heads in many nations are coming together to put the virus into a reasonable perspective. Nations are returning to work whilst Spain is still in a vice-like lockdown. The nation’s tourist industry, second only to that of the United States, is in the mortuary too.

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When the political and media exaggerations and overreaction come to light the bullshit is going to hit the fan big-time. When it does, the bollock-naked Pedro Sanchez and sidekick, Pablo Iglesias will be standing right in front of it.

The floundering leftists know that they will be held fully responsible for the disproportionate response to a virus the effects of which are hardly worse than the common cold. One imagines that they and their Socialist Worker cohorts will find it as difficult to find work as the unfortunate Spaniards will.

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Will former mainstream media, press and television allies, those who fanned the flames of panic, come to their rescue? No chance, having overplayed their hand, mainstream media is clapped out too. Scores of Spanish and foreign language newspapers and periodicals have been consumed in the flames of COVID-19. Many more will go; a few will cling on but will be a shadow of what they once were.

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VOX leader Santiago Abascal. The party proposes to Make Spain Great Again

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In March, Spain’s unemployment stood at 3.54 million. During April, it is expected that a further 2.5 million will be added to the rapidly lengthening queues of people desperately looking for work.

As newspapers, periodicals and radio station survivors fight over advertising crumbs the owners and editors are unlikely to be sympathetic to the politicians they led to the flames.

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Mike Walsh adds: ‘Who knows, COVID-19 might turn out to be a blessing if we learn that the death toll attributed to it is far less than we are told. But, the big name victims of COVID-19 will be the old political order who put their interests before those of the people, and their mainstream media cohorts.’

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CALM DOWN FOR PETE’S SAKE

Research on a group of blood donors in Denmark points to its COVID-19 mortality rate being well below one per cent of the number of people infected with the disease, according to the findings of a team at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.

Tests were carried out on 1,487 samples from Danish blood donors at the hospital showed a mortality rate of just 0.16 per cent.

That puts the Danish scientists’ estimates up to 20 times lower than those of the World Health Organization, which is putting deaths at anywhere between one per cent and three per cent of the number who contract COVID-19.

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The study also suggested that far more Danes than the 5,000 which current figures show has caught the virus, with the number possibly being as high as 400,000. The test looked for antibodies formed during infection and found that 22 donors out of the 1,487 were positive, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation reported.

However, medics have urged caution when reviewing the figures, saying they are “complex” while also pointing out that blood donors tend to be healthier than average members of the population.

Denmark has so far recorded 6,879 cases of coronavirus and 309 deaths out of a population of 5.8 million.

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Danes have been in lockdown since mid-March but plan to relax the measures came in on Wednesday. As a first step, daycare centres and schools for children in first to fifth grade reopened.

In Australia, journalist Adam Creighton says, ‘Perhaps hysteria has gripped the nation, at extraordinary cost, when we’re telling each other to take special care over a disease that in three months is proven to have killed about 60 people, in the main, quite unwell elderly people.’  ~ The Australian, April 14, 2020.

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THE INFAMOUS LACONIA ORDER

How did a squadron of U.S. bombers change the rules of the sea which was to cost the lives of tens of thousands of Allied seamen?  Few things illustrate the half-lie better than Allied propaganda relating to the Laconia Order. This was Hitler’s instruction that forbade German shipping from picking up distressed survivors at sea.

The Laconia Order is constantly reused to show the Germans in a bad light but why was the order given? On September 12 1942, the British troopship Laconia, in accordance with the rules of engagement, was sunk off the West African coast by the German U-boat U-156.

Under the command of Werner Hartenstein, the U-Boat crew immediately set about rescuing survivors of the sinking. As it carried out its caring tasks the U-Boat commander relayed a rescue signal on an open channel.  He U-boat’s skipper requested ships in the vicinity to assist in saving seamen in lifeboats.

The crew of the U-156 was soon joined by another German U-boat.  As the German U-boats on the surface were rescuing seamen the two vessels were bombed by a squadron of American aircraft that had picked up the rescue signals.

As a consequence, 1,792 of the Laconia’s passengers and crewmen lost their lives. Many were Italian prisoners-of-war.  As a consequence, Hitler issued the Laconia Order forbidding all German vessels, irrespective of type or size to pick up allied survivors.  The outcome was that tens of thousands of Allied sailors and passengers who might have been saved lost their lives.

The Laconia incident was one of many that examples of the Allied contempt for the Laws of the Sea and the Rules of Engagement.

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U-156 (foreground) and U-507 pick up Laconia survivors on 15 September, three days after the attack

On November 18, 1944, two British Beaufighter warplanes attacked the 4,820-tonne German hospital ship Tubingen in the Adriatic near Pola. The attacks were repeated nine times despite the vessel displaying international insignia that revealed it as a hospital ship.

The weather was clear and the sea calm.  Lifeboats were launched from the stricken vessel thus saving most of the crew and medical personnel. However, six crew members lost their lives.  Westminster apologised and claimed the attack had been carried out in error.  The pilots responsible were never court-martialled although under the terms of the Geneva and other conventions they were clearly war criminals.

The British Royal Navy undoubtedly had its moments of glory but a number of atrocities brought shame on the so-called Senior Service. One of the Royal Navy’s most shameful atrocities followed the sinking of a Greek cacique by the British submarine, HMS Torbay.

As the small vessel sank, members of an Alpine Regiment stationed on a nearby island were left floundering in the sea. Whilst attempting to swim away, the distressed servicemen were machine-gunned.

The order was given by HMS Torbay’s Commander Meir.  Official reports never mentioned that the helpless sailors were slaughtered in cold blood; only that ‘they perished.’

Royal Navy sources claim that Commander Meir’s logbook admits that the crew did machine-gun survivors. This incident is believed to have caused near mutiny among the crew of HMS Torbay. Yet, there were several caciques and their crews slaughtered in the same casual manner by Royal Navy crews.

The outcome of this dreadful act was that the 38-year-old Commander Anthony Meir’s was later awarded the Victoria Cross in ‘recognition of his services.’ He died in July 1985 at the age of 78.

If there was any good at all that resulted from this infamy it was the outrage expressed by Captain Stephen Roskill, the Royal Navy’s official war historian.  He broke ranks and spoke of the machine-gunning of prisoners in the Mediterranean off Crete as ‘disgraceful.’

There was a similar incident in April 1940 which followed the sinking of the German destroyer Erich Giese in Norway.  A number of German survivors were shot out of hand. Interviews with German survivors, including the captain of the destroyer, Commander Karl Schmidt, and inspection of British and German logbooks relating to the incident revealed that an unspecified number of Germans were killed instead of being made prisoners of war.

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TO THE APPLAUSE OF BATMAN AND SUPERMAN

Most retirement gifts organised by work colleagues are memorable for all the right reasons. However, there are some departure gifts that for all the wrong reasons are best forgotten. Sadly, we remember them forever as long as forever lasts.

This is what happened to a senior gentleman in France, who was gifted a surprise-surprise test flight at one of the country’s airbases.

Thrilled to bits, the delighted retiree was appropriately attired for the flight ahead. Nervously, the man was helped up the ladder to the jet’s canopy-covered cockpit reserved for pilot and co-pilot.

Regrettably, soon after take-off, the 64-year-old man unintentionally ejected himself while flying in the Dassault Rafale jet. At the time of his quick exit, the jet was travelling at over 500km/h (320mph) and was flying at an altitude of 760 metres (2,500 feet).

According to reports, the force of the fighter jet’s take-off caused the man to instinctively bolt upright. As the luckless passenger did so, he carelessly grabbed the jet’s ejection lever to steady himself.

Spectacular fail! As he did so, the co-pilot’s canopy snapped open. The ill-fated passenger then shot out of the aircraft in a spectacular display that would have earned a round of applause from Batman and Superman.

Sadly, one failure was not enough. Caught up in the excitement of experiencing his first flight in a fighter jet, the unwitting co-pilot had also failed to securely attach his helmet, losing it mid-air, which worsened his situation to near critical.

According to investigators, as he boarded the aircraft, ‘his heart was in full tachycardia’, ranging from 136 to 142 beats per minute even before the incident. All things being equal, the ill-fated passenger was a little unprepared for the take-off.

The unfortunate passenger’s parachute, however, saved his life. The man managed to land without sustaining any serious injuries. He was taken to the hospital afterwards. The pilot also avoided a catastrophe, finishing the flight safely.

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The man did not plan the flight himself. Employees of his firm arranged it as a nice surprise birthday gift. They organised the send-off with aircraftsmen based at the Saint-Dizier Airbase. It never occurred to anyone to ask the fighter jet pilot where he thought his passenger had disappeared to.

Schadenfreude is a German term that translates into deriving humour from another man’s misfortune. I am sure no one reading this story is experiencing Schadenfreude.

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MICHAEL WALSH is a journalist, broadcaster and the author of RISE OF THE SUN WEELEUROPE ARISE TROTSKY’S WHITE NEGROESMEGACAUST,  DEATH OF A CITYWITNESS TO HISTORY, THE BUSINESS BOOSTERTHE FIFTH COLUMN VOLUME I and IIFOR THOSE WHO CANNOT SPEAKIMMORTAL BELOVEDTHE ALL LIES INVASIONINSPIRE A NATION Volume IINSPIRE A NATION Volume II , SLAUGHTER OF A DYNASTY , REICH AND WRONG,  THE RED BRIGANDSRANSACKING THE REICH ,    SCULPTURES OF THE THIRD RIECH: ARNO BREKER AND REICH SCULPTORS  SCULPTURES OF THE THIRD RIECH:  JOSEF THORAK AND REICH SCULPTORS ,   The Exiled Duke Romanov Who Turned Desert Into Paradise , THE DOVETAILS and other book titles. These illustrated best-selling books are essential for the libraries of informed readers.

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Latest Michael Walsh bestsellers: Those who fall victim to the taxman, banks and moneylenders are victims of legalised mugging  DEBTOR’S REVENGE, The Business Booster shows you how to double your profits not your workload THE BUSINESS BOOSTER 

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