Tuesday 15 March 2022


Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in

 one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.” George

 Orwell, 1984

I have read that over 100,000 people have been killed in Yemen as well as 85,000 dead as

result of ongoing famine. More than eighty UK companies are exporting arms to

Saudi Arabia for use in this carnage.

Meanwhile Boris Johnson is in Saudi Arabia, not to seek an end to all

 this, but to ask for increased fuel to replace Russian supplies which

 have been stopped because of Russian carnage in Ukraine. He is also

 no doubt, finding time to promote the interests of those eighty UK

 merchants of death.

This hypocrisy goes without comment in the MSM. Why?

There are victims and victims. We have arrived in 1984 where fact-

based evidence is abandoned and those who, two weeks ago, couldn’t

 point to Ukraine on a map, let alone spell its President’s name,

 proudly display the Ukrainian flag and have become geo-political

 experts. They have abandoned nuance and ambiguity. 

Mention the stationing of NATO troops and missiles in Eastern

 Europe; the U.S. involvement in the ouster in 2014 of Ukraine

 President Viktor Yanukovych, and the involvement of openly Nazi

 militias and you are dismissed as a Putin apologist. 

Mention that Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy is a billionaire

with houses in London and Washington and you will be shown photos

of French President Emmanuel Macron with Zeleneskyy stubble and


If I was to put a blue and yellow strip on my timelines it would have to

be joined by so many other flags you wouldn’t be able to see my face.

That’s lucky because I’d look like Munch’s Screamer.

Peter Oborne: A Tale of Two Wars