On this day 29th June 2021 – England 2, Germany 0

By Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson

30th June 1941

Okay, okay, so its 30th June today, but what’s a day between friends? About 24 hours I suppose on the earth. I say about, as a day is not quite this long. See the following link.

https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/days/en/

And of course if you were on another planet, then a day might vary enormously. If you have read the link you will note they have calculated Venus with a day as 5,832 hours!!

If you were on Venus (and its toxic highly pressurised atmosphere is not to be recommended unless you want to be suffocated, squashed and burnt at the same time), imagine how long before you might be able to go to bed. Lack of sleep can kill, you know!

Although the toxic atmosphere and heat would kill the average human being instantly anyway, so you needn’t worry about that. Venus sounds rather like a lake of fire to me.

But let’s come back to yesterday. Well, England beat the Germany at football for once in the Euros, hooray! Here are a couple of links below from the Guardian which I consider worth reading.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/jun/29/england-germany-euro-2020-last-16-match-report

The goals were scored by Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane. So Sterling showed he was made of sterling stuff and Kane beat the Germans soundly with a cane as it were!

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/jun/29/german-fans-downcast-but-not-despairing-at-euros-loss-to-england

In the above following the headline it says ‘Locals in Berlin were subdued about their tournament exit as if resigned to being the underdog’

And at the end of the article:

Rainer Hoffmann blamed the coach Jogi Löw, for whom the defeat spells the end of a 15-year career in charge of the German team. “Jogi should have quit before the tournament,” said the 69-year-old pensioner as he finished up his beer. “He’s just the wrong guy, I’ve known that since he got the job in 2006.”

As the final whistle blew, Bruno Farace gave his son another hug. “What do you think, Matteo, will you wear an England shirt the next time around?” Matteo paused to think, and offered a compromise: “Maybe an Arsenal shirt.”

There’s the following too.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/jun/30/a-downward-spiral-that-began-in-2016-german-media-reacts-to-englands-win

“The Euros were meant to be a dignified send-off for national coach Joachim Löw,” said Boris Büchler in a comment for broadcaster ZDF. In his first 10 years in charge of Germany’s national team, Löw had taken his sides at least to the semi-final of every tournament they participated in. In 2014, he came home from Rio de Janeiro with the World Cup.

Yet the dignified send-off was not to be, wrote Büchler. “Instead, the exit in the last 16 is the logical consequence of a downward spiral that began in 2016.”

So you could say poor Joachim Löw’s career ended in a new low!!

Let’s consider other events yesterday, but 80 years ago. The United Kingdom is at war with Germany. The following was listed in this link.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_1941#June_29,_1941_(Sunday)

June 29, 1941 (Sunday)

The Defense of Brest Fortress ended in German victory.

The Germans and Finns launched Operations Silver Fox and Platinum Fox, aimed at capturing the key Soviet port of Murmansk.

212,000 children were evacuated from Leningrad.[11]

Hitler issued a secret decree formally designating Hermann Göring as his successor.[61] This is the decree that was referred to in the Göring Telegram of April 1945.

Germans capture the port city of Libau in Latvia.

German submarine U-651 was depth charged and sunk in the North Atlantic by British warships.

Died: Ignacy Jan Paderewski, 80, Polish pianist

The Germans had invaded Russia and were sweeping the Red Army before them. The British Eighth Army (with British, Commonwealth, Indian and Allied contingents) were holding out in North Africa against Rommel and the Axis forces (German and Italian).

And German submarine U-651 was depth charged and sunk in the North Atlantic by British warships.

The last paragraph was a small battle in the struggle against the Axis forces, and a small victory in the scale of things. But small things always count; without them we wouldn’t achieve greater things.

Without these small victories the allies would not have eventually won the war.

The following site has fascinating information about the day.

https://www.onthisday.com/date/1941/june/29

It talks about the silent generation, a phrase I hadn’t heard before.

https://www.onthisday.com/people/generation/silent-generation

Wikipedia explains what this means.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Generation

You will note the various people listed in the ‘On this day’ link. Quite fascinating, if not obvious once you think about it.

It says that on this day Joe DiMaggio, extended his hitting streak to 42 breaking Sisler’s record. He is considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, according Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_DiMaggio

And married to Marilyn Munroe briefly.

https://www.grunge.com/267638/the-tragic-real-life-story-of-marilyn-monroe/

You can read all about them if you wish, but it is with some amusement that 42 comes up! 42

It includes the following profile of another Joe.

Joe Biden

Full Name: Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.

Profession: 46th US President, Vice President and Senator

Nationality: United States of America

American

Political Party: Democratic Democratic Party

Presidential Term: In office since January 20, 2021

Preceded By: Donald Trump

Why Famous: Current US President, who won election with a record 81 million popular votes, becoming the oldest sitting president.

Prior to assuming the presidency, Joe Biden served two terms as the 47th Vice President of the United States under Barack Obama.

A member of the Democratic Party, Biden was a United States Senator from Delaware between 1973 and 2009, until his election to the Vice Presidency.

In April 2019, Biden officially announced he was running to be the Democratic nominee for the President of the United States, his third presidential campaign and the first time he won nomination.

In November 2020 he defeated sitting US President Donald Trump by 306 election votes to 232, winning the popular vote by more than 7 million votes.

Born: November 20, 1942

Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

Age: 78 years old

Generation: Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Horse

Star Sign: Scorpio

Now people will contest that Joe actually lost the election, and that there was wide scale fraud at the ballot box, with dead people voting as it were! That is people whose names were used despite being deceased of course.

Be that as it may, it might be noted that Joe’s star sign is Scorpio. Mmm, a beast with a sting in its tail. Interesting.

Reminds me of the book of Revelation when the tail of the dragon swept a third of the stars to the earth. Mmm.

In the Chinese zodiac he comes under the Horse. Like a horseman of the apocalypse perhaps. Mmm.

And he was born in 1942! Interesting, velly interesting. But stupid. That is a reference to Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-in, a T.V. programme in the U.S.A.

Of course stupid may refer to Joe Biden and his abilities. Unlike Joe DiMaggio who despite his demons achieved something good with his life.

With reference to the Silent Generation (who seem to me to include many who were far from silent), there is reference to the silent majority which is why the generation is generally defined as silent. This explains.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_majority

Simon and Garfunkel wrote about Joe DiMaggio in the song ‘Mrs Robinson’ from the film ‘The Graduate’.

They also wrote about silence in the ‘Sound of Silence’ including the following:

“Fools” said I, “You do not know

Silence like a cancer grows.

Hear my words that I might teach you,

Take my arms that I might reach you.”

But my words like silent raindrops fell,

And echoed

In the wells of silence

I have always loved it, the whole song, but now it has much more meaning in the context of today’s crisis with Covid 19 and Coronavirus.

Will the silent majority, of any generation, stay silent against the onslaught of evil and madness going on?

Going back to Germany and the football match I noted reference to national anthems. I checked up on Germany’s. This link helps a lot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutschlandlied

The first stanza is this.

Deutschland, Deutschland über alles,
Über alles in der Welt,
Wenn es stets zu Schutz und Trutze
Brüderlich zusammenhält.
Von der Maas bis an die Memel,
Von der Etsch bis an den Belt,
Deutschland, Deutschland über alles,
Über alles in der Welt!
Deutschland, Deutschland über alles,
Über alles in der Welt!


Germany, Germany above all,
Above all in the world,
When, for protection and defense,
It always stands brotherly together.
From the Meuse to the Memel,
From the Adige to the Belt,
Germany, Germany above all,
Above all in the world!
Germany, Germany above all,
Above all in the world!

It is said this has been misunderstood to mean that Germany should be foremost to the German people, rather than to mean dominating or conquering the world. Perhaps someone might have pointed that out to them before they started the first two world wars.

It would have saved a lot of bother as we in Britain might say in our understated way!!

The third verse says this:

Anmut sparet nicht noch Mühe
Leidenschaft nicht noch Verstand
Dass ein gutes Deutschland blühe
Wie ein andres gutes Land.

Dass die Völker nicht erbleichen
Wie vor einer Räuberin
Sondern ihre Hände reichen
Uns wie andern Völkern hin.

Und nicht über und nicht unter
Andern Völkern wolln wir sein
Von der See bis zu den Alpen
Von der Oder bis zum Rhein.

Und weil wir dies Land verbessern
Lieben und beschirmen wir’s
Und das Liebste mag’s uns scheinen
So wie anderen Völkern ihr’s.
Grace spare not and spare no labour
Passion nor intelligence
That a decent German nation
Flourish as do other lands.

That the people give up flinching
At the crimes which we evoke
And hold out their hand in friendship
As they do to other folk.

Neither over or yet under
Other peoples will we be
From the North Sea to the Alps
From the Oder to the Rhine.

And because we’ll make it better
Let us guard and love our home
Love it as our dearest country
As the others love their own.

Now that seems more like it. It came from the same pen of August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben (there’s a mouthful!).

So who misled the Germans? I blame Prussia myself and its stupid Junkers and mad Kaiser Wilhelm II. There is still a Junker today in the EU. Mmm. What’s his first name?

Anyway, it seems that the Germans have a good anthem although perhaps they might concentrate on the last stanza which seems excellent. Everybody should love their people and homeland and look after them properly.

And love strangers who visit.

Perhaps a last few words from Simon and Garfunkel’s song

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more

This reminds me of the words of the New Testament letter to Jude in the Bible.

Enoch, the seventh from Adam, also prophesied about them: “Behold, the Lord is coming with myriads of His holy ones to execute judgment on everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of every ungodly act of wickedness and every harsh word spoken against Him by ungodly sinners.

Myriads might be 10,000 or even an uncountable number. Myriads could be My-ri-ads as in My smiling (laughing) adverts. The adverts, those who follow Jesus Christ who are adverts for Christ. We do not ‘sell’ Him as a product to be disposed of, but a person to be known and loved as He loves us.

And He comes freely. Freely you have received, freely give, He says.

It also says in the Book of Daniel that

At that time Michael, the great prince who stands watch over your people, will rise up. There will be a time of distress, the likes of which will not have occurred from the beginning of nations until that time. But at that time your people— everyone whose name is found written in the book— will be delivered.

Well, I am only a Baldmichael, with 18 followers at the moment. But I am trying to do my bit along with many others, to bring down the beasts that threaten to destroy the planet and God’s children.

If you don’t follow me yet you are welcome to do so. If you don’t, why not follow another website with the truths exposed.

You are welcome to use and share what I have gleaned in any event.

And don’t forget that following God’s Son, Jesus Christ is above all the most important. He is much more important than many think, vital in fact. He said that He had come that you (that is all God’s children) might have life and have it to the full.

Otherwise there is the lake of fire of Revelation to consider. Rather like Venus which I mentioned at the start.

And I think a good game of football would be better than that, don’t you?

P.S. Here is link to

42 – The Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

if you would like it.

Or should you wish to understand about Covid 19, my summary.

Or go see something useful/funny about Joe Biden. Lost Property He can be found near the bottom.

Author: alphaandomega21

Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector'sson. When not posting pages or paging posties, trying to be a good husband, and getting over a long term health issue, I am putting the world to rights. I have nothing better to do, so why not? But of course that includes dancing, being funny (in more than one sense), poking fun at life, poking fun at myself, deflating the pompous, reflating the sad. Seeking to heal the whole of the soul (and body where possible). In short making life as good as it possibly can be for others as well as myself. You can't say fairer than that. But if you can, please say. People need to know.

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