Macronmania


Macronmania is quite wide spread, but naturally it's more concentrated in France. For one example, each evening the French are blessed with eager discussions about Him, as part of most French TV channel news bulletins. Apparently the subject is a limitless source for discussion. The knowing individuals invited to take part in such ear taxing exchanges are all certain that their personal opinion is the pure verity.

Obviously the mania applies also to Macron himself. His recent mania of touring the 'hexagon' doing his televised debate spectacles, for example. Local mayors were accorded the right to pose questions that he would appear to carefully take note of, before giving interminable discourses that seem to do more to mesmerise than impress his audiences.
During such debates no one would bring up subjects that might trouble the French President. The subjects were limited to local problems that they hoped the government would solve.

The motive of these endless debates, was to defuse the explosive anger of les gilets jaunes. It was however, a bad calculation. For over four months les gilets jaunes have been protesting. There have been deaths, many people have suffered from serious injuries. Properties and vehicles have been destroyed or badly damaged, and shops have been pillaged by those the French call casseurs.
During last Saturday's protests even Le Fouquet's, a famous and rather expensive Parisian restaurant, was targeted and damaged also by arsonist casseurs.

Castaner, the minister of the Interior, declared during the following parliamentary meeting that there was a problem of 'management'. He actually used the English word, perhaps to baffle the critics of what is left of the opposition. Whatever, it was ill chosen, obviously because it comes down to an admittance of his own guilt, simply because he is the manager.

Rather than organise a debate with the first concerned, Macron apparently prefers to go round the richer estates of those who, seemingly in his view, matter more. A fatal mistake. Les gilets jaunes are planning to establish their own political party, in order to be heard. All the negative consequences of the weekly demonstrations, might never have been as such, had Macron descended from his high horse, and proposed to organise a meeting with a delegation of les gilets jaunes, to try to finally reach some sort of understanding.
Clearly it is this disdain, mixed perhaps with fear, that angers the protesters more than anything else. It's this rehashed, class division that is constantly fanning the flames of their anger and frustration.

Incredibly Macron seems quite oblivious to this. The lack of respect he seems to have for ordinary people, for the nation he is supposed to represent, is made even more apparent by his having sneakily authorised his agreement to the UN pact, which constitutes signing away a degree of French sovereignty. The same applies to his signing an agreement with Merkel, concerning a joint, mythic European army. These commitments were made without any previous debate, without ever seeking to first obtain the approval of his electors, or a prior agreement with the leaders of any other European nation.

This, in fact, is the core of Macronmania, or Macron's megalomania. He has a mania of gazing at the stars. Not the galactic stars of the infinite cosmos that one might observe with wonder and humility. The humility one naturally feels when one is aware of how small and insignificant one is in relation to the vast universe. No, Macron gazes at the stars of the European flag. A meaningless, unimaginative flag that totally lacks any historical significance.
His aspiration was already apparent the day he was elected President of France. He made sure it was primarily embellished by this meaningless flag. By this was he not giving priority to an ideology, including the federalisation of Europe, far above the reality and cultural identity of the nation that elected him President?
Not long ago he wrote his famous letter sent to all heads of European States, even going to the trouble of having it translated in as many different languages. The letter was not received as well as he might have hoped. 

When Macron publicly claims that nationalism is the opposite of patriotism, he makes a fool of himself. When he insults the Italians and tries to give moral lectures to member States of the Visegrád Group who defend their sovereignty and their individual constitutions, he not only reveals his inordinate disrespect, but he also shows how over eager he is in supporting the inane establishment's (UN, EU, etc.) ideology regarding immigration and globalisation.

Ironically this idea riddled with flaws like a boat full of holes, has started to sink. There is even a growing number of socialists who are beginning to feel that their feet are getting wet.
And when György himself prophesies that the EU will fail, unless the eurocrats start getting their act right, this is most significant, as well as curious. All more so coming from the multibillionaire who has spent many millions launching a boat full of holes.

If such is the case, there would be several thousands of gilets jaunes, millions of their supporters, and maybe as many millions of Europeans who would not be totally adverse to seeing Macron go down with it.


Text and image © Mirino. March, 2019 


Global warping

  


The global warming club, fearing that global warming is not quite as evident as they had predicted, (the temperature on the terrace here in Italy this morning, only 500 metres in altitude, and 30 km from the Mediterranean coast was -4°. In Moscow today it's -8°. Tomorrow the high is forecast to be -13°, the low -21°) have modified their climatic prognosis term that for them could augur the end of the world, to 'climate change'. This is a far safer term because it cannot possibly be repudiated.

(The word 'global', itself, is becoming ideologically overused. The UN keep plugging it, because such a useless nonentity desperately needs a new reason of being. The institution seems to have absurd illusions of grandeur about being amongst the elite leaders of the brave new 'global' order, wet firework myth).

To return to the subject of climate. Naturally climates change, according to geography, the seasons, moon phases, universal laws and natural phenomena far above the heads of mere pretentious mortals.
Let us take wine to illustrate an example. The product from grapes that rely on certain seasonal conditions. Some years for wine are truly excellent, others are really quite good, some are average. None are ever disastrous. Whatever the conditions, vineyards are lovingly cared for, and wine is made each year.

This has been the case since the Celts. They were already producing wine as far back as 400 BC, more than two hundred years before the Roman conquest. The Romans carried on the tradition obviously for very good reasons, then the monks took over, for the same good reasons. As far as one knows, there is no Celtic, Roman or monastical record of global warming, or climate change. Yet who knows? Perhaps there were times when self-proclaimed divinities predicted climatic catastrophes before they were dismissed as village-idiots and forgotten.

Hundreds of years later Samuel Pepys wrote in his famous diaries of how unusually hot it was in London during one particular summer. Pepys never jumped to the conclusion that this could mean that a global warming phenomenon was nigh, caused by excessive horse flatulence, and smog. He never referred to climate change. Although he had a weakness for women, he was nevertheless a devout Christian, and such faith gives one total confidence that Almighty Power knows what He (or She for the complexed) is doing, far better than modern day Parisians for example.
Failing to successfully grow cherry tomatoes on their balconies, Parisians might be more inclined to believe that such a failure underlines once more that mankind is now subject to a period of horrendous climatic catastrophes.

The Climate Change club predicted that the Antarctic icecaps would melt and consequently the sea level would rise. They also predicted that Europe and other continents would suffer from too much torrential rain. There's no evidence of any rise in the sea level, and we haven't had any rain in our area since October. True, this is abnormal, but it contradicts the dire Noah's Flood predictions of 'those 
who know better'.

How can one pretend to predict the unpredictable in any case? Today we have sophisticated means to be able to forecast the weather for a few days in advance. Yet in spite of this impressive technology, we still quite often get it wrong. If we get it wrong say four days in advance, how on Earth can we accurately predict climatic change years in advance?

(Perhaps one can make a comparison regarding the enormous errors of judgement concerning geopolitics, ideology, social and economical interests, cultural identity, human nature, etc. If 'those who know better' get it totally wrong regarding international politics and the evolution of human society in general, how can they possibly claim to be able to predict the workings of cosmic phenomena? Yet the same quasi self-proclaimed divinities are the ones who always make the most serious errors. Errors that constantly lead to tragic consequences. Sadly we are seeing such negative consequences caused by these pretentious financial and political morons at this present time).

To return to atmospheric conditions. We can certainly affirm that pollution has a negative effect. Although millions are raked off from the polluters, which seems to be more a pay to pollute scheme rather than a pay to invest in reducing pollution, nothing of any consequence has been, or is being done to reduce pollution.
It is still an unavoidable reality that the creation of energy also creates pollution. The energy of life itself. A mere fart is a modest example. Without forgetting carbon dioxide of course, (CO2) the natural by-product of cell respiration of oxygen (O2) which also produces water (HO2).


Electric powered cars are not the solution if it takes nine years for such a car to produce less pollution than a car powered by diesel fuel. The nine years takes into account the amount of pollution produced by making the batterie. Yet even that doesn't take into account the amount of pollution produced by a used battery when it has to be disposed of.
In view of the improvements made to automobiles every five years or so, how many people keep a car for nine years in any case? Before a car is four years old one has to have it technically controlled. Older cars have to be controlled every two years, if not less. In other words motorists are certainly not encouraged to drive cars older than eight years, at the most.

No doubt mankind will eventually find the solution to reduce pollution in an honest way for means of transport, and means to create industrial and domestic power, but in the meantime, the rife hypocrisy, the rip-off, the sacrosanct argument- 'we have a duty to save our planet for future generations', etc., when there's no real, effective solution as yet, and when OPEC is still making billions selling its plenteous resources of fossil fuel, should cease.
 

It's certain that mankind's destiny is also to reach the stars. Perhaps it will eventually be a necessity in order to survive. (The Noah cycle?) But it would be so nice to believe that our appreciation for our beautiful planet from which we still have so much to learn, will continue to increase to a point where much greater care is taken regarding all its forms of life and its natural resources.
Humility, which is far more a force than a weakness, is also necessary in order to be able to put things into realistic perspective, to fully respect the miracle of life, the extraordinary mechanism of the vast universe, and the sweet paradise confided to us for a relatively brief period of time.

This particular little corner of the planet, is certainly a sweet paradise. Each garden is cultivated with love and care throughout the seasons. Seasonal variations are naturally accepted by wise old gardeners who have absolute confidence in God, and the workings of nature.
They sow seeds, plant shrubs, prune their fruit trees and vines, harvest and gather also in function with the phases of the moon.
There are excellent years, quite good ones, and average ones, depending on seasonal weather conditions. This climatic evolution is naturally an essential part of the intrinsic beauty of paradise, where wine is made, olive oil is produced, and tomatoes, aubergines, etc., are religiously grown, every year.


  
I have referred to this subject before, here, also because it's a subject politically, financially and ideological exploited in a shameful and dishonest way. 'Those who know better' are trying to persuade the gullible that thanks to their care and attention, everything is under control, as long as the control is left entrusted to them, and as long as one is willing to pay the necessary price 'to save the planet for our future generations...'   
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Text and photos © Mirino. January, 2019

Ultimate Notice



Any competent lawyer would stress that signing the UN pact (Marrakech), no matter the claim that such an endorsement is not legally binding, is nevertheless an engagement that certainly has legal implications. Why otherwise require that such a ‘pact’ be signed, and later be ratified?

One is signing an agreement to treat all migrants virtually as refugees, and never to obstruct their freedom of migration to wherever they choose to go, (providing the authorities of the choice of destination have agreed to this pact).
The wording of the agreement seems to have little regard for national sovereignty.

What makes it worse is that most signatory heads of State would never have even bothered to check whether the people, whom they claim to represent, approve or not of the idea. The people, after all, would be directly effected by the consequences, plausibly more so than the signatory heads of State.

Is this not an incredible initiative taken by the UN? It seems to contradict the institution's fundamental reason of being.
If the idiotic ideologues, including those of the UN, had their own way, nations would no longer exist, let alone pretend to be happily united. They would be absorbed and destroyed leaving a massive, Orwellian inspired Dystopia. A cultureless, conform, disciplined, egalitarian populus, of a ‘global’ Terra nullius ruled by megalomaniacs.

(This is the third, consecutive allusion to what seems an incredibly incongruous initiative taken by the UN. Apologies for repetition, but the issue is perhaps more important than most people seem to realise. For what it's worth, the 'Ultimate Notice' will be the last post of 2018. Hopefully the signatories of this 'pact' will take some time to dwell on the implications of what they have signed, and finally decide against ratifying their agreement to it).
Whatever the future holds, let it be a happy New Year for us all!

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Text and image modifications (with apologies to the UN) © Mirino. December, 2018

Complot



Europeans, and perhaps especially the Brits, should pay particular attention to what agreeing to the UN immigration compact really means.
According exactly the same rights to migrants as one accords to refugees, and being bound in principle by signature not to oppose this liberty of movement of migrants in general, without question, and whatsoever, might only make sense to people who naively believe in the incoherent ideology of globalism, of which no one seems to have made any intelligent effort in anticipating the consequences.

The ideology of globalism seems to be based on the illusive aspiration of elite minorities to accumulate total world wide financial, social, and by extension military power. Such power could only be wielded by a totalitarian, neo-Marxist regime. This would supposedly be made up of elite minorities which could include the Bilderburg Group, the Rothschilds, sectarian multibillionaires such as George Soros, (or more likely one of, or all of, his four sons) certain high ranking members of the EU commission, certain 'elite' German ministers, (who secretly foster definite, historic revenge) obviously members of the UN who also seem to go out of their way in representing the interests of Saudi Arabia. The latter would not be adverse to protecting its future, as well as having the enormous and glorious responsibility of Islamic expansionism under the flag of Wahhabism, the official form of Sunni Islam.

Assuming this incredible scenario reflects to some extent the desired objective, can one imagine the consequences? Let's assume for argument's sake that most of Europe agrees to this pact, (which could also determine European federalism). The first possible consequence could be conflict with Russia. We already see the negative results of the Ukrainian coup encouraged by Obama, by the financier of anarchy, Soros, and by the expansionist EU. Such a conflict would put the USA under Trump in a very difficult position, and make US social division even worse.

But let's go further into the future and assume that the UN succeeds in getting most countries to sign away their sovereignty. What would the consequences be? Migrants, and we note that the majority are Muslims, would have the full freedom to go wherever they please, and gradually impose their ideology, their values, if not their archaic laws.
Wouldn't this imposed, doctrine gradually erode away natural cultural identity, natural cultural diversity, and therefore culture in general? Would it not create a regressive, virtually cultureless conformity?

Needless to add, this naively imagined path leading to peaceful, sublime, egalitarian, Utopia would be full of potholes and obstacles. For if there are beings who would renounce their cultural identity, their history, patrimony, root religion, their sovereignty, their very being, for an idiot's illusion, the devil's Dystopia, it's certain than the various sects of Islam will never renounce theirs. If the sheep and lemmings are submissive and peaceful enough in their blissful ignorance to follow blind fools or slaughterers, the divers sects of Islam, certainly the Sunni and the Shiite will be at loggerheads with each other regarding who should best represent and command the ever massively expanding, global community of Muslims.
The idea therefore that globalism determines world peace would be a dangerous fallacy. It's not difficult to foresee that the inverse would be the case.

Civilisation, ever animated by its essential, immutable soul: human nature, has gone through many centuries of trials and tribulations, but by the end of the day, common sense has always prevailed. If this wasn't the case, we wouldn't be here today to express our opinions, dearly hoping that common sense will prevail once more in this incredible case.

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Text and image © Mirino. December, 2018
 

Unreasonable Notions



This UN booklet generally treating immigration as a positive development for the world, seems totally detached from the realities of humanity and civilisation, oblivious of cultural differences. It's all statistics and percentages, as though human beings were emotionless, numbered robots that can fit in anywhere with the help of a little preplanned integration squeeze, programmed to snap nondescript migrants easily into place like lego bricks.

Are there any UN administrators who have an inkling about the history of civilisation, for example?
Whilst reading all this meaningless data, one thinks of Israel under serious attack, one ponders on the continual persecution of Christians in the Middle East. One thinks of courageous Asia Bibi. Then in one's drifting mind's eye one sees the thousands of beings marching from South American towards the USA. Ironically, some are waving their own national flags as would an invading army.

If national, cultural identity, which is an essential facet of individuality, is deemed by certain illuminati to be 'a thing of the past'; in their imagined 'brave new world', their unnaturally imposed concoction of humanity, what takes its place? What substitutes patriotism in Terra nullius?
A world without nations would be like a town without houses. It would be a world devoid of stimulus, of competition, of the strive for excellence, the incentive to surpass oneself, to reach the stars, which is fundamentally the strive of survival. It would be a mournful desert of rigid conformity. It would be a futureless Dystopia.

When each house is restored, repainted, fondly maintained, swept clean, and lived in; and each garden is cultivated with love and care, to be cherished by a family, it all naturally contributes in making the entire world more beautiful and meaningful. Obviously this has always been the case, and naturally an integral part of the history of civilisation.
It has nothing to do with possession, it has to do with freedom, love, identity, trust, respect, and good will.

Adam Smith's 'The Wealth of Nations,' first published in 1776, is certainly very old, but in principle it can never be considered dated, because it's common sense philosophy. The common sense, for one important example, that everyone benefits from individual success.

Millions of people can continue to be positively moved, exalted, in contemplating a unique masterpiece. Art, common sense, and human nature itself, is not effected by time. But an establishment that transgresses such basic principles of common sense, of civilised freedom, of individuality, cultural identity, which naturally include root religion; call it the United Nations, or the Useless Nonentity, whatever springs to mind, such an establishment that has become transgressive, will never survive the rigours of time.


 Text and images © Mirino. November, 2018

Spectrum



One would think that the above spectrum is a pastel rendering, but it's a natural spectrum, the rainbow colours consisting of the three primary colours merging to secondary colours. The components of white light.
It appeared yesterday afternoon, cast by the sun rays at a given angle through the edge of a glass table top, which for about a minute, obviously acted as a prism.
I took the photograph at close range, from about twelve to fourteen cms distance, with an IPhone.

It looks like a pastel or opaque colour rendering because it was cast on the large dark grey blue tiles of the terrace. This makes it rather special, because although the projected rays of colour are naturally transparent, they completely dominate the dark surface as though the colours were opaque. If the surface were white, the colour values would be exactly the same, although they would appear less vivid.

This, for a water-colourist, seems magical. Because obviously it's impossible to obtain such total strength of primary and secondary colour using any transparent colour media on a dark surface.

This 'magic' may seem trivial to many people. Making such an allusion could be regarded as wasting time on banalities. No doubt there are experts who can, in so many words, explain how this surprising, complete, depth of projected, coloured rays that are nevertheless transparent, occurs vividly on dark surfaces.
One is also reminded of when Leonardo Da Vinci referred to the phenomenon of cast spectrums in his famous note books, ascertaining that their existence doesn't depend on human visual acknowledgment. Even the greatest of geniuses can be endearingly simple.

Yet seeing this little, momentary magic also came as another reminder of how beautiful our environment is. Is it not refreshing to gaze and ponder on such minute magic, just for a moment, and put aside the mind numbing madness of the epoch in which we live?


Text and images © Mirino. September, 2018