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Eton’s Prince Philip Fillip – Shaping ‘Patriotic’ Perceptions

Herd Immunity Is Hard Brexit

Herd Immunity Is Hard Brexit

Gaslighting Gilligan

by Johnny McNeill – unpublished author of ‘Gaslighting Gilligan‘ (© 2017 – free download released via Berlin on 25th June 2017).

#ToryAnalytica’s ‘herd immunity’ followed by their deliberately delayed lockdown response, is a means-to-an-end that will foreseeably overwhelm the emergency services and food & medicines transport infrastructure.

“It takes only six weeks to bring a country to the verge of crisis, after which, with a violent change of power, structure and economy, you have the period of ‘normalisation’ which may last indefinitely. ‘Normalisation’ is a cynical expression borrowed from Soviet propaganda”. Yuri Bezmenov, former KGB PsyOps Specialist (defector speaking here in 1984)

These propagandised consequences are exactly the same as those that would have actually resulted through #ToryAnalytica’s previous ambition for a “No deal is better than a bad deal”, “red, white & blue” Brexit to engineer the economic destruction of small & medium businesses…

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Eton’s Prince Philip Fillip – Shaping ‘Patriotic’ Perceptions

Eton’s Prince Philip Fillip – Shaping ‘Patriotic’ Perceptions

Gaslighting Gilligan

by Johnny McNeill – unpublished author of ‘Gaslighting Gilligan‘ (© 2017 – free download – released via Berlin on 25th June 2017).

Edward Bernays – ‘Crystallising Public Opinion’ (1923)

Outline: How the Etonian elite estate are through their own propaganda platforms, set to attempt “the conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses”, by exploiting the passing of Prince Philip as a pretext to maintain the UK’s current presence in the Scottish Parliament and in English local elections; doing so by shaping the public’s perceptions to match long-term conditioned-biases and the foreseeable hindsight bias resulting in ‘coincidental’ associative-propaganda ‘consequences’ of their North Korean style broadcast ‘outpouring’, the subsequent tsunami of ‘complaints’ to the BBC and the ‘news’ of their creation – then retraction – of the bespoke online form for ‘HRH RIP’ complaints… (35-40 mins)

We’ll never know if…

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V for Volksgemeinschaft: ‘We’re All In It Together – Or Else!’

Gaslighting Gilligan

by Johnny McNeill – unpublished author of ‘Gaslighting Gilligan‘ (© 2017 – free download released via Berlin on 25th June 2017)

“Propaganda doesn’t deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves”. Eric Hoffer

I write this as an ex-British soldier who served 25 years with tours of Iraq and Bosnia. And so I understand why the general public would want to show their appreciation for the emergency services at this time – but – we are are ALLbeing played by #ToryAnalytica; by theirThursday night happy-clappy emotionalised-construct plastered all over mainstream and ‘social’ media – which Dominic Cummings (et al) have torn from Joseph Goebbels Nazi precedented propaganda playbook…

‘V’ is for vendetta. Obviously. And of course ‘V for Vendetta‘ is a brilliantly entertaining piece of dystopian ‘fiction’ – obviously. A fiction, which like the equally brilliant and uncannily prescient

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The Broom Corn Seed Funeral Swindle: 1866-7

The Victorian Book of the Dead

Sarah Bernhardt shamming death in her coffin.

Who among us has not fantasized wistfully about faking their own death and disappearing? Hands?

Recently this helpful article about faking death for various, mostly criminal, reasons, sent me to my files of vintage insurance fraud for some amusing and perhaps instructive anecdotes. Just don’ttell anyoneyou heard it here…

Obviously the art of disguise figures heavily in faking death. Mrs Daffodil posted recently on a Victorian urban legend about a funerary scamin which the “corpse” was nicely painted to simulate death’s pallor. The peerless master in this next story, however, not only impersonated the corpse, but his own widow, leaving us gasping at the audacity and applauding his self-reliance.


A most remarkable fraud is that of the man Kumf, who was recently imprisoned in Germany for collecting insurance money on his own life. This man was a skilful…

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Mapping the lost rainforests of England

Mapping the lost rainforests of England

Lost Rainforests of Britain

This post is by Guy Shrubsole.

Wistman’s Wood on Dartmoor, pictured above, is easily the most famous example of temperate rainforest in England. But it’s far from the only fragment in existence.

Very few people know that England once supported large expanses of temperate rainforest, in a swathe across the western upland parts of the country – from the Lake District in the north, through the Pennines, Dales and Forest of Bowland, to Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin Moor in the Westcountry. They were felled by Bronze Age settlers, medieval tin-miners, Victorian charcoal-makers, and in the modern era by foresters who replaced them with high-yield conifers for timber. Blanket bog formed over large areas of the uplands, deterring the return of dense woodland, and overgrazing by sheep has prevented their regrowth on the hillsides and in the cloughs.

Yet despite all this, pockets of temperate rainforest cling on in England today…

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About this project

Lost Rainforests of Britain

Lost Rainforests of England is a personal blog written by Guy Shrubsole, author of Who Owns England?. It’s a project to explore, photograph, map, and (with luck) help to restore the lost rainforests of England.

Projects to document and restore the temperate rainforests of Scotland and Wales are already established, but appear to be lacking in England – so that’s the focus of my blog.

Research for this blog started in 2020-21 during coronavirus restrictions. As a result, the focus of my initial blogs is likely to be the temperate rainforests of Devon, where I currently live.

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