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Saturday, 1 July 2017

The Dismal Science





"There's another fellow," muttered Scrooge; who overheard him: "my clerk, with fifteen shillings a week, and a wife and family, talking about a merry Christmas.  I'll retire to Bedlam."

This lunatic, in letting Scrooge's nephew out, had let two other people in.  They were portly gentlemen, pleasant to behold, and now stood, with their hats off, in Scrooge's office.  They had books and papers in their hands, and bowed to him.

"Scrooge and Marley's, I believe," said one of the gentlemen, referring to his list.  "Have I the pleasure of addressing Mr. Scrooge, or Mr. Marley?"

"Mr. Marley has been dead these seven years," Scrooge replied.  "He died seven years ago, this very night."

"We have no doubt his liberality is well represented by his surviving partner," said the gentleman, presenting his credentials.

It certainly was; for they had been two kindred spirits.  At the ominous word "liberality," Scrooge frowned, and shook his head, and handed the credentials back.

"At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge," said the gentleman, taking up a pen, "it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and Destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time.  Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir."

"Are there no prisons?" asked Scrooge.

"Plenty of prisons," said the gentleman, laying down the pen again.

"And the Union workhouses?"  demanded Scrooge.  "Are they still in operation?"

"They are.  Still," returned the gentleman, "I wish I could say they were not."

"The Treadmill and the Poor Law are in full vigour, then?"  said Scrooge.

"Both very busy, sir."

"Oh!  I was afraid, from what you said at first, that something had occurred to stop them in their useful course," said Scrooge.  "I'm very glad to hear it."

"Under the impression that they scarcely furnish Christian cheer of mind or body to the multitude," returned the gentleman, "a few of us are endeavouring to raise a fund to buy the Poor some meat and drink and means of warmth.  We choose this time, because it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices.  What shall I put you down for?"

"Nothing!" Scrooge replied.

"You wish to be anonymous?"

"I wish to be left alone," said Scrooge.  "Since you ask me what I wish, gentlemen, that is my answer.  I don't make merry myself at Christmas and I can't afford to make idle people merry.  I help to support the establishments I have mentioned -- they cost enough; and those who are badly off must go there."

"Many can't go there; and many would rather die."

"If they would rather die," said Scrooge, "they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.  Besides -- excuse me -- I don't know that."

"But you might know it," observed the gentleman.

"It's not my business," Scrooge returned.  




"It's enough for a man to understand his own business, and not to interfere with other people's.  Mine occupies me constantly.  Good afternoon, gentlemen!"


Seeing clearly that it would be useless to pursue their point, the gentlemen withdrew.  Scrooge returned his labours with an improved opinion of himself, and in a more facetious temper than was usual with him.




Scrooge fell upon his knees, and clasped his hands before his face.
"Mercy!" he said.  "Dreadful apparition, why do you trouble me?"

"Man of the worldly mind!" replied the Ghost, "do you believe in me or not?"

"I do," said Scrooge.  "I must.  But why do spirits walk the earth, and why do they come to me?"

"It is required of every man," the Ghost returned, "that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellowmen, and travel far and wide; and if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death.  It is doomed to wander through the world -- oh, woe is me! -- and witness what it cannot share, but might have shared on earth, and turned to happiness!"

Again the spectre raised a cry, and shook its chain and wrung its shadowy hands.

"You are fettered," said Scrooge, trembling.  "Tell me why?"

"I wear the chain I forged in life," replied the Ghost. "I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.  Is its pattern strange to you?"

Scrooge trembled more and more.

"Or would you know," pursued the Ghost, "the weight and length of the strong coil you bear yourself?  It was full as heavy and as long as this, seven Christmas Eves ago.  You have laboured on it, since. It is a ponderous chain!"

Scrooge glanced about him on the floor, in the expectation of finding himself surrounded by some fifty or sixty fathoms of iron cable: but he could see nothing.

"Jacob," he said, imploringly.  "Old Jacob Marley, tell me more.  Speak comfort to me, Jacob!"

"I have none to give," the Ghost replied.  "It comes from other regions, Ebenezer Scrooge, and is conveyed by other ministers, to other kinds of men.  Nor can I tell you what I would.  A very little more, is all permitted to me.  I cannot rest, I cannot stay, I cannot linger anywhere.  My spirit never walked beyond our counting-house -- mark me! -- in life my spirit never roved beyond the narrow limits of our money-changing hole; and weary journeys lie before me!"

It was a habit with Scrooge, whenever he became thoughtful, to put his hands in his breeches pockets.  Pondering on what the Ghost had said, he did so now, but without lifting up his eyes, or getting off his knees.

"You must have been very slow about it, Jacob," Scrooge observed, in a business-like manner, though with humility and deference.
"Slow!" the Ghost repeated.

"Seven years dead," mused Scrooge.  "And travelling all the time!"
"The whole time," said the Ghost.  "No rest, no peace.  Incessant torture of remorse."

"You travel fast?"  said Scrooge.

"On the wings of the wind," replied the Ghost.

"You might have got over a great quantity of ground in seven years," said Scrooge.

The Ghost, on hearing this, set up another cry, and clanked its chain so hideously in the dead silence of the night, that the Ward would have been justified in indicting it for a nuisance.

"Oh!  captive, bound, and double-ironed," cried the phantom, "not to know, that ages of incessant labour, by immortal creatures, for this earth must pass into eternity before the good of which it is susceptible is all developed.  Not to know that any Christian spirit working kindly in its little sphere, whatever it may be, will find its mortal life too short for its vast means of usefulness.  Not to know that no space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunity misused!  Yet such was I!  Oh!  such was I!"

"But you were always a good man of business, Jacob," faltered Scrooge, who now began to apply this to himself.

"Business!" cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again.  "Mankind was my business.  The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business.  The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!"

It held up its chain at arm's length, as if that were the cause of all its unavailing grief, and flung it heavily upon the ground again.

"At this time of the rolling year," the spectre said "I suffer most.  Why did I walk through crowds of fellow-beings with my eyes turned down, and never raise them to that blessed Star which led the Wise Men to a poor abode!  Were there no poor homes to which its light would have conducted me!"

Scrooge was very much dismayed to hear the spectre going on at this rate, and began to quake exceedingly.

"Hear me!" cried the Ghost.  "My time is nearly gone."

"I will," said Scrooge.  "But don't be hard upon me!  Don't be flowery, Jacob!  Pray!"

"How it is that I appear before you in a shape that you can see, I may not tell.  I have sat invisible beside you many and many a day."

It was not an agreeable idea.  Scrooge shivered, and wiped the perspiration from his brow.

"That is no light part of my penance," pursued the Ghost.  "I am here to-night to warn you, that you have yet a chance and hope of escaping my fate.  A chance and hope of my procuring, Ebenezer."

"You were always a good friend to me," said Scrooge.  "Thank `ee!"

"You will be haunted," resumed the Ghost, "by Three Spirits."

Scrooge's countenance fell almost as low as the Ghost's had done.

"Is that the chance and hope you mentioned, Jacob?"  he demanded, in a faltering voice.

"It is."

"I -- I think I'd rather not," said Scrooge.

"Without their visits," said the Ghost, "you cannot hope to shun the path I tread.  Expect the first tomorrow, when the bell tolls one."

"Couldn't I take `em all at once, and have it over, Jacob?"  hinted Scrooge.

"Expect the second on the next night at the same hour.  The third upon the next night when the last stroke of twelve has ceased to vibrate.  Look to see me no more; and look that, for your own sake, you remember what has passed between us!"

When it had said these words, the spectre took its wrapper from the table, and bound it round its head, as before.  Scrooge knew this, by the smart sound its teeth made, when the jaws were brought together by the bandage.  He ventured to raise his eyes again, and found his supernatural visitor confronting him in an erect attitude, with its chain wound over and about its arm.

The apparition walked backward from him; and at every step it took, the window raised itself a little, so that when the spectre reached it, it was wide open.  It beckoned Scrooge to approach, which he did.  When they were within two paces of each other, Marley's Ghost held up its hand, warning him to come no nearer.  Scrooge stopped.

Not so much in obedience, as in surprise and fear: for on the raising of the hand, he became sensible of confused noises in the air; incoherent sounds of lamentation and regret; wailings inexpressibly sorrowful and self-accusatory.  The spectre, after listening for a moment, joined in the mournful dirge; and floated out upon the bleak, dark night.

Scrooge followed to the window: desperate in his curiosity.  He looked out.

The air was filled with phantoms, wandering hither and thither in restless haste, and moaning as they went.  Every one of them wore chains like Marley's Ghost; some few (they might be guilty governments) were linked together; none were free.  

Many had been personally known to Scrooge in their lives.  He had been quite familiar with one old ghost, in a white waistcoat, with a monstrous iron safe attached to its ankle, who cried piteously at being unable to assist a wretched woman with an infant, whom it saw below, upon a door-step.  




The misery with them all was, clearly, that they sought to interfere, for good, in human matters, and had lost the power for ever.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Repost: LEON BRITTAN - THE BIGGER PICTURE


Rolf Harris, MBE, OBE, CBE.

Peter Suttcliffe (Not the Yorkshire Ripper), Sir Jimmy Savile OBE, Frank Bruno MBE


"I meet Mark Regev, chief spokesman for Benjamin Netanyahu, at a little restaurant in Tel Aviv.

We discuss Leon Brittan and the alleged pedophile rings that are accused of being used by Israel and its friends to control much of the world.

Mark says: "It is all being taken care of...." "



LEON BRITTAN - THE BIGGER PICTURE

Michael Jackson, David Blaine, Paul Boateng and Yuri Geller.

The leaders of the UK, USA and Europe appear to be controlled, in part,through child abuse rings.


In 1983, Sir Leon Brittan (right) a senior minister in Margaret Thatcher's Cabinet was handed Geoffrey Dickens's dossier on top people's child abuse rings. 

Asked by The Independent what the dossier alleged and what action, he took, Sir Leon replied by email: "I have no recollection of these matters. Sorry!"


Leon Brittan, who was the hom sec responsible for MI5 between 1983 and 1985.

The 1980s dossier about a child sex abuse ring in the UK government was lost or destroyed by officials.

The document was handed to then Home Secretary (responsible for the police and MI5) Leon Brittan by Conservative Member of Parliament Geoffrey Dickens.

Officials claim that some of the concerns about the abuse had been passed to the director of public prosecutions, who had passed them on to the police to investigate.

Leon Brittan: I was handed 'paedophile' dossier

Simon Danczuk, who is calling for a public inquiry into the allegations

Member of Parliament Simon Danczuk told BBC News: "Why would you destroy such an important document? 

"Were any prosecutions forthcoming? 

"It's raising more questions than it is answers."

Conservative MP Geoffrey Dickens died 'in mysterious circumstances' in 1995

Geoffrey Dickens handed two dossiers to Leon Brittan's Home Office in 1983-84. 

One of the dossiers, he said, concerned a top civil servant and another one related to an employee of Buckingham Palace. 

They also contained allegations concerning the Paedophile Information Exchange, which was reportedly funded by the UK security services as a way of blackmailing top people.

In an interview with the Daily Express in August 1983 Dickens said he would expose eight top people if the home secretary failed to act. 

He told the Express: "I've got eight names of big people, really important names, public figures. And I am going to expose them in Parliament."

LINDSAY LOHAN, LEON BRITTAN, ANN DEXTER-JONES; KOSHER NOSTRA

Ann Dexter-Jones

Ann Dexter-Jones knows a lot of interesting people, including Lindsay Lohan and Leon Brittan.


Some of these people are members of 'the Kosher-Nostra'.

Some have links to the spooks.

Some may be victims of Monarch brainwashing, which is designed, in part, to produce sex-slaves.

Leon Brittan, formerly in charge of MI5

Former UK Home Secretary Leon Brittan is related to Ann Dexter-Jones

Former UK Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind is also related to Ann Dexter-Jones.

Ann Dexter-Jones is upper- middle-class Jewish.

Ann's father, Frederick Dexter, came to Britain from Vienna before World War II.

Russian spy Kim Philby who was a friend of Lord Victor Rothschild

Ann is related to Sir Oscar Deutsch and to Russian spy Arnold Deutch, who recruited Kim Philby.

In 1972 Ann worked in the Aga Khan’s office.


Gerald Ronson

Ann married and then divorced Laurence Ronson, whose brother Gerald was jailed for his involvement in the Guinness share-trading fraud.

Ann and Ronson have a child called Mark, a music producer who has worked with Amy Winehouse.

Ann married guitarist Mick Jones.

They moved to New York where they were neighbours of Yoko Ono, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Steve Jobs, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones.

They are friends of Robin Williams and Paul McCartney.

David Bowie

Guests at her parties in in New York have included David Bowie, Paul and Linda McCartney, Michael Douglas and Al Pacino.

Ann likes to party with P Diddy and Jay-Z.

Ann and Mick Jones divorced in 2007.


Samantha Ronson (left) and former girlfriend Lindsay Lohan (right)

Ann's eldest daughter is Samantha Ronson, a DJ.

Lindsay Lohan has dated Samantha Ronson.

When Oprah Winfrey held a party at the Atlantis hotel in Dubai, it was attended by Lindsay Lohan, Samantha Ronson, Ann Dexter-Jones, Kylie Minogue, and Mary-Kate Olsen.

Lindsay Lohan

"Suddenly, without any warning, Lindsay flung herself on to the thick carpet and started to roll around screaming like a child," according to Ann.

"To my mind, it was classic psychotic behaviour.... She was clearly out of control..."

Ann told Lohan that she was no longer part of the family.

Samantha is now in a relationship with the actress Erin Foster.



"Just as Caligula instituted the practice of destroying a predecessor's image, so did Claudius." Politics of Caligula, by Jay Key

There have been allegations that the security services try to smear people.

House of Commons Hansard Debates for 8 May 1996


The Minister of State, Home Office (Mr. David Maclean)
"As for the assertions ... that members of the intelligence agencies attempted to smear the then Home Secretary, Sir Leon Brittan, the House will be well aware that it is not the Government's usual practice to comment on speculation..."

Reportedly, someone looking like Leon Brittan was seen in a place of entertainment in Haiti....



In 1966, several media outlets, including The New Republic and The New York Times, reported that GM had tried to discredit Nader, hiring private detectives to tap his phones and investigate his past and hiring prostitutes to trap him in compromising situations.[1][2]


"One journalist I worked with for a time in London in the 1980′s told me that one of Thatcher’s cabinet ministers was well-known to be an active paedophile, but that this information could not be made public. As he is back in government I will not name him..."

Masonic child abuse in jersey, Jimmy Saville implicated - Stormfront

"I’ve also heard that Leon Brittan’s name kept being brought up during the Jason Swift murder investigation.

"Jason Swift was once in a care home in Islington."


Brittan - smeared by the spooks?

Anonymous writes:

"A prisoner blackmailed his way out of a long term sentence in Wakefield prison using photographs of Leon Brittain with kids." 

Do the security services get involved in dirty tricks?


Colin Wallace worked for the UK military.

"Colin Wallace was not only being asked to smear Labour politicians and leading Socialists, but also the then Tory leader Edward Heath and others.

"In October 1974 he declined to take any further part in the Clockwork Orange operation. Shortly afterwards his world began to fall apart.

FRAMED?

"He was dismissed from his post after being accused of leaking confidential information to a journalist...

Shortly afterwards, the husband of a friend and colleague was found dead.

"Wallace found himself accused of murder and was eventually sentenced to ten years' imprisonment after being found guilty of manslaughter...

"Was he framed by the Security Service to discredit and silence him?"(Who Framed Colin Wallace)


Brittan

Leon Brittan, Baron Brittan of Spennithorne is a former Vice PresidentEuropean Commission and former Home Secretary of theUnited Kingdom.

Leon Brittan was born to parents of Lithuanian Jewish descent. He is a cousin of Malcolm Rifkind.

Brittan resigned with the rest of the commission in 1999 amid accusations of fraud.

During his time as Vice President of the European Commission, one subsequently prominent member of his official office was Nick Clegg, currently leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister.[2]


Jo said...

"Leon Brittan is alleged to have abused boys. 

"The police once raided his home after a young boy staggered in to the street half naked, and when police asked what happened he told them about Brittan and his friends and took them to the house. 

"When they called in to report what happened, they were ordered to take everyone in, and when they got there there were 2 officers from the security service waiting. 

"The boys were paid off, and a short time later, Leon Britton was summoned to meet his fellow MP, William Hague on the beach in Brighton at 5.45 in the morning, where he was told that he was to be made EU Commissioner for the UK, and he would not be allowed to be in politics again in the UK.


In Alabama, 45% of Republican voters think Obama is a Muslim, while 41% are not sure. In Mississippi, 52% of Republicans think Obama is Muslim, while 36% are unsure.

"That was how he became commissioner and he stayed there for many years, until the corruption inquiry went ahead, which saw a large number of people from different countries being made to resign.

"It's been alleged too that Brittan's paedophile behaviour also came to the attention of the police when they were investigating the murder of Jason Swift. Whichever way the investigation went his name kept cropping up.

"Jason Swift once lived in a care home in Islington."

Jason Swift. In 1985, 14-year-old Jason Swift was killed by a child-abuse gang. Jason is believed to have lived in Islington council's Conewood Street children's home. A close male relative of Baby P reportedly recruited boys from children's homes in Islington for the child-abuse ring. Islington children were reportedly sent to Jersey, the island linked to child abuse.

Anonymous said...

Greville Janner

http://www.aryanunity.com/noncewatch/janner.html22:07

Anonymous said...

Margaret Hodge MP and Islington

http://www.fassit.co.uk/margaret_hodge.htm23:37

Anonymous said...

"I once heard that there's a place in Belgravia where some politicians go to have sex with kids. 

"It looks like a pretty normal back street in a posh area of town and if you drive down there after dark nobody would see you. 

"This person then said that they have the entire cellar area partitioned into velveteen bedrooms. 

"I asked 'Little girls' and was told 'Nope, little boys, all of them.'"

~~~

"Noel Coward, the famous and beloved Caribbean queen, had a buzzing home in Jamaica that hosted an endless stream of friends. On numerous occasions he and his lover Graham Payne and/or his circle of gay and gay-friendly stars, royalty and international acquaintances breezed into Haiti for a change of atmosphere and sights." - Gay Haiti

Caged children about to be tortured. Monarch mind control involves torture with electric shock. (SNIPPITS AND SNAPPITS: THE WORLD OF MIND CONTROL ...)
WHAT LINKS MICHAEL JACKSON, JIMMY Savile...

Elm guest house; missing boys; Leon Brittan

LINDSAY LOHAN, LEON BRITTAN, ANN ...



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    aangirfan.blogspot.com/2011/06/child-abuse-and-top-people.html
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