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A Black Swan event

black-swan-eventThe phrase “Black swan” derives from a Latin expression; its oldest known occurrence is from the 2nd-century Roman poet Juvenal: “a rare bird in the lands and very much like a black swan.”  When the phrase was coined, the black swan was presumed not to exist.

What is a black swan event?

“The event is a term used on Wall Street that refers to a rare and unpredictable occurrence that is beyond what is expected and has severe consequences. It’s derived from European explorers who had previously thought that all swans were white and only white, as that was all they knew. They were overcome with shock and confusion when (1400 years later) Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh discovered the existence of black swans in Australia.”  Source: Jack Kelly, Forbes

A sign?

Coincidentally, after the stress of the Covid-19 lock down and during the contagion of the Black Lives Matter protests, rare Australian black swans were spotted in the UK on the 10th June 2020 at Crosby Marina, Liverpool.  There’d been there for five or six weeks.

Rare Australian black swans spotted on Crosby Marina

What does this rare bird in the lands mean?  Is it the start of something?  I don’t know.  It’s an interesting sign.  Do the events of 2020 herald the swan song of western freedom?  Not if people wake up and value their liberty.

The birds

Black swans are widely scattered through NZ.  Here’s a photo I took of swans at Lake Taupo.  White swans are not as common.  Ironically, white swans belong to the northern hemisphere and black swans to the southern hemisphere.  Black or white, they’re still swans.  All swans matter.

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Black swans, Lake Taupo, NZ

Links
Black swan theory
What the Heck is a Black Swan Event? Should I Care?
5 Top Black Swan Events In History

Man arrested without due process in Britain

My son alerted me to this today, about an arrest the UK media are not allowed to report about.

A citizen journalist and activist Tommy Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) has been arrested, charged, and sentenced for attempting to expose Britain’s shame: Islamist rape gangs who prey on children.

He wasn’t allowed his own lawyer – Tommy’s long-time lawyer was not informed of his arrest. Rather, the court appointed a lawyer who didn’t know Tommy and wasn’t an expert in the specialized law of contempt of court.

Read more:  Saving Tommy Robinson (and English civilization)

After lying to his lawyer, prosecutors then immediately provided Tommy with a court-appointed lawyer and convicted him.

Considering the average length of time between committing an offense and being sentenced is around 100 days, there is clearly something going on here.

It is widely presumed by those that know Tommy — and even suggested by Tommy himself — that he will be murdered in prison and that such an outcome is the desired result of the system that has persecuted him.

Source: Liberty Nation, Citizen Journalist Persecuted and Imprisoned in the UK

At first, I didn’t believe it.  This was Britain we were talking about, not a dictatorship.  It’s a cause for great concern.  Where is the due process in this?  What is happening to free speech in Britain?

Tommy Robinson is a controversial figure, those on the left have accused him of ‘racism’ for speaking out against Islam.

In March he attracted thousands of people to hear him at Hyde Park Corner.

Thousands Gather in London’s Speakers’ Corner to Hear Tommy Robinson Deliver Banned Right-Wing Activist’s Speech


Tommy Robinson Sent to Prison


A bit of context about Tommy Robinson:

Luton

Tommy Robinson, (Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) came from Luton, a town where the British are now a minority.  Rather than the politically correct brigade branding him a ‘racist,’ which is an intellectually lazy way of branding a protester, wouldn’t it be better to see why he’s protesting?

Did the British people of Luton welcome their cultural transformation, or was multiculturism imposed on them?  Are their voices being heard?

Is there “strength in diversity” if one group refuses to integrate and is allowed to become dominant?

Luton Muslim Youth – Britain Will Be An Islamic State

SDR: Very Honest Luton Muslim says Britain will be an Islamic State! “One billion percent!”


Lord Pearson in Parliament: Can we talk about Islam?

Rue Britannia

newbritanniaWe’ve got a new word since Britain’s historic EU vote – BREGRET, which is Brexit + Regret.  Also the saying “Rue Britannia.”  I think Britannia has a lot more to rue about than second thoughts.

Why the regret in Britain over the way they voted?   Why go into a referendum not understanding the issues?  It’s unbelievable for such an important issue.

Despite having more knowledge at our finger tips than any other generation, the second top question in Google after the referendum results were out was “What is the EU?”

Seriously?Brexit questions

4Here’s four things about the EU:

The Treaty of Rome enshrined the ‘four freedoms’, requiring the unrestricted circulation of goods, persons, services, and capital. It placed competition at the centre of the European framework. This capitalist utopia clearly involved more than a free trade area.

Much has changed since the 1970s, including the development of the EEC, with nine member states to today’s economic and political union of 28 countries.

Today’s Eurosceptics made four, interconnected, points;

  1. In 1973, the UK agreed to join a loose free trade area. There was no suggestion that they would otherwise suffer any loss of political and economic sovereignty, or be ‘ruled from Brussels’.
  2. Even this change in their national status demanded, as a matter of constitutional principle, that the British people be given a voice in a referendum.
  3. However, that referendum was fought on a false prospectus. The European project was, in truth, a much more extensive attempt by a metropolitan elite (in London and Brussels) to grab power for itself. So there must be a further referendum.
  4. The UK has a bright future outside the EU. Freed from the shackles of European bureaucracy, it will have the best of both worlds. On the one hand, European countries will be compelled to trade with them, because of their economic strength. On the other hand, they will be able much more easily to do business with Asia and the rest of the world.   Source: The case for Brexit: lessons from the 1960s and 1970s

Enoch PowellIt seems the Brits want their country back.  I hear the accusations of xenophobia – but what’s wrong with safeguarding borders, boundaries, rules and laws that are there for a reason?

In April 1968 British politician Enoch Powell warned of the dangers of “communalism”, and specifically of those caused by mass immigration.  Was he right?

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‘Biblical’ floods in UK, unbiblical laws, and Acts of God

Prime Minister Cameron called the UK floods ‘biblical’ after the Thames burst it’s banks on 11th Feb 2014.

This biblical weather is just the latest in a string of severe storms and floods in the UK, beginning with the St. Jude storm on 27-28 October 2013, which was also known as Cyclone ‘Christian’.  According to The Guardian, EU institutions officially referred to the storm as “Christian”.

British flooding Feb 2014

A woman in a flooded street in Old Windsor, Berkshire, after the River Thames burst its banks upstream of London.

The St Jude storm was so named because it happened on the feast of Saint Jude the Apostle, which takes place on 28 October.  Jude was the brother of Jesus Christ, and one of the Twelve Apostles appointed by Jesus to lead his Church.

Jude wrote urging Christians to contend for the faith, warning about certain people who have secretly slipped in among the Church; ungodly people, who pervert the grace of God into a license for immorality.  Jude 1:4

Queen Elizabeth bears the title “The Defender of the Faith”.  In her coronation oath of 1953 she swore to maintain the Laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel.

Peers vote for Gays to marry 4-6-13

Peer pressure

Two big events took place in the UK last year; legislation to introduce same-sex marriage, and the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.  While the Coronation was being celebrated at Westminster Abbey, the peers were voting in parliament to allow same-sex marriage.

On the 4th June 2013, the same day that the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation was marked with a service of celebration at Westminster Abbey, the peers voted to allow David Cameron’s same-sex marriage Bill to continue its passage through parliament.

David Cameron Bible reading Queen's 60th coronation

UK Prime Minister David Cameron reading from the Bible at the anniversary of the Queen’s 60th Coronation. (1 Kings 1:32-40).

Meanwhile, at Westminster Abbey, the instigator of the marriage bill hypocritically read from the Bible.  Overlooked was this verse : “By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just …”  Proverbs 8:15.

After that, the Queen broke her oath, by signing the same sex marriage bill, giving it her royal approval.

The legislation to allow same-sex marriage in England and Wales was passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom in July 2013 and will come into force on 13 March 2014, with the first same-sex marriages taking place on 29 March 2014.

Now they want to get rid of adultery!

“Lawyers and MPs said the distinction over adultery created inequality between heterosexual and homosexual couples in the divorce courts and would lead to confusion.  They said it made it likely that adultery would simply be abolished as a grounds for divorce – either through Parliament or the courts.”

Where are the voices in opposition to this?  The voices of ordinary English people would have been ignored, as they were in NZ.  One brave UK  politician did speak up about it, and got expelled from his political party.

Mr Silvester wrote: “The scriptures make it abundantly clear that a Christian nation that abandons its faith and acts contrary to the Gospel (and in naked breach of a coronation oath) will be beset by natural disasters such as storms, disease, pestilence and war.”  Blaming David Cameron for the bad weather, he added: “It is his fault that large swathes of the nation have been afflicted by storms and floods.”

It appears he is a lone voice in the wilderness, a voice that has been mocked, reviled and ridiculed.

The Church of England has given up the fight, and will be trampled underfoot.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/10101900/Church-of-England-gives-up-fight-against-gay-marriage.html

Jesus said “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.”  Matthew 5:13

Flooded crypt at Winchester Cathedral, Feb 2014

God is trying to get Britain’s attention. If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14. 

It’s a promise for ordinary Christians.

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Of course, the floods are going to be blamed on “global warming”.  The word should be “warning”.

During the St Jude storm which caused at least 17 deaths, a crane collapsed on top of the Cabinet Office in London, closing Whitehall between Horse Guards Avenue and Parliament Square.  The Cabinet Office supports the Prime Minister and Cabinet of the UK.

The apostle Jude only wrote one chapter of the Bible.  I’ll leave you with his warning;

“Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.  For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.

Jude 1-3Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.   And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgement on the great Day.   In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings.”  Book of Jude.