Not at all comfortable doing this post because there are too many anomalies, too many don’t-knows.
Since I started blogging, particularly on the old version of the blog, there’ve been so many anti-Islamic posts and that ties in with a generally anti-Canaan/Babylon mindset which stems from the Christian side of me, yet my own father, a Yorkshireman who had nothing pro-Jewish in him, along with my mother who was Irish, were given to saying don’t give your money to the Jews, never go on the never-never.
I always found that strange as he praised what he saw in the new Israel which, chronologically, he could not have seen as Israel, as he was there during the war. It was never anything interesting enough to discuss, I never asked him about the Stern Gang, Balfour etc.
It was only when I started doing my own research post 70s that I saw so many ‘Jewish’ names amongst the baddies – from Alinsky to Trotsky to Rothschild to all the others and thought that that didn’t sit right with my father’s observations of how the land was being developed.
What I take away from that is that there were many impractical people who could talk the talk like a Carly Fiorina or Elizabeth Holmes and they were in vogue at that time, so people who maybe should not have invested … did.
We’ve all seen bubbles. One mini-bubble I was able to observe close up was in Western Australia in the Christmas to New Year period 1986 to 1987, in Fremantle:
The record shows the races were later than our visit, so we must have watched the challenger series. Fremantle, a very rough working class town with much violence, had been tarted up and the police presence was phenomenal, keeping the locals away from the action, especially in parks and gardens. I think this was the first time in my life I’d really seen a state-supported unreality at first hand.