By Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson
10th December 2021
Apparently according to the Met Office this will be called Corrie. Please note the Met Office is the Meteorological Office, not the office of the Metropolitan Police who could not currently predict a slip up on a banana skin, even if it was on the pavement right in front of their collective noses.
‘Hay was proceedin’ along hin an hordely fashion when I espied someone walkin’ on the cracks in the paving stones. Oi shouted out ‘Oi’ and running towards the offender oi..arrrrrgh!…’
No, not policeman plod, but the weather forecaster which by and large does an excellent job (in my humble opinion). Unlike Boris the Spider who is confusing all of us, right, left and centre.
Deliberately of course, even he is not that stupid. Unlike a large proportion of the general public in the UK, who don’t realise that the government have issued guidance for the gullible (at gov.uk) who can’t think for themselves.
Anyway, here’s the Storm Centre link.
From this you might be forgiven for thinking Storm Barra has not hit, but it did, on Tuesday 7th December. Interestingly, this is the day that the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour. Mmm, didn’t I mention something significant would happen that day?
Yes, I did. In my post Various Variants – Covid 19. At the bottom, in a P.S.
Okay, so I said it was the USA, but it’s the thought that counts, isn’t it? Anyway, for some reason the Japanese have been thought of as yellow skinned. This link is interesting together with the comments.
Then I found it. Apparently, we can blame a German professor from the 19th century.
Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752–1840), one of the founders of what some call scientific racism theories, came up with the five color typology for humans: white people (the Caucasian or white race), more or less black people (the Ethiopian or black race), yellow people (the Mongolian or yellow race), cinnamon-brown or flame colored people (the American or red race) and brown people (the Malay or brown race). Blumenbach listed the “races” in a hierarchic order of physical similarities: Caucasian, followed by American, followed by Mongolian, followed by Malayan, followed by Ethiopian.
In reality I suggest you double check on poor Johann Blumenbach as his Wikipedia entry indicates he did not racially divide the human race, but proposed that because of a degenerative process, skin colours varied. More research is required but, I believe he did some great work.
I would blame the Kaiser and Hermann Knackfuss (see later).
Anyway, whatever the reason, probably because the Yellow River flows into the Yellow Sea and therefore the peoples around these areas are the Yellow people…, hang on, that is the reason, duh!
Honestly, Baldmichael, you are a bit slow sometimes!
Where was I? Oh yes, so the Japanese are the Yellow people or a branch thereof. It is therefore of note that the Met Office were warning of yellow wind!!!
There was also the threat of yellow snow. This normally occurs when people are caught short and have to ‘go’ outside and ‘Water the garden’ as it were. If it has snowed, then yellow snow is a consequence.
As regards the Japanese it seems some people thought them a ‘Yellow Peril’.
To justify European cultural hegemony, the Kaiser used the allegorical lithograph Peoples of Europe, Guard Your Most Sacred Possessions (1895), by Hermann Knackfuss, to communicate his geopolitics to other European monarchs. The lithograph depicts Germany as the leader of Europe, personified as a “prehistoric warrior-goddesses being led by the Archangel Michael against the ‘yellow peril’ from the East”, which is represented by “dark cloud of smoke [upon] which rests an eerily calm Buddha, wreathed in flame”. Politically, the Knackfuss lithograph allowed Kaiser Wilhelm II to believe he prophesied the imminent race war that would decide global hegemony in the 20th century.
Well, seeing the Kaiser Wilhelm II was a nutcase with a stuffed bird on his helmet (see Why are so many German cities Bad?) are we surprised?
All of which explains why the Japanese invaded Pearl Harbour and, as history is repeating itself 80 years later as I have been saying, why the Met Office had to issue a yellow wind warning.
Storm Barra was preceded by Storm Arwen. Arwen was the female elf who married Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Storm Arwen hit the UK around 26-27th November. Arwen comes up as underlined with a wiggly red line in Word, which I use to type out my draft posts. Or should that be daft posts??
Anyway, if I check possible alternative spellings, the top one is Arden. For some strange reason this makes me think of someone with a similar name. Who could that be I wonder? Mmm. Oh yes, dearest Jacinda Ardern of course who is trying to
bugger up run New Zealand into the ground.
Sorry about that, mistakes will happen. Including Jacinda Ardern. In any event, she was at it again on the 26th and 27th November this year.
I see that storm Barra will be followed by Storm Corrie. I am not sure what this will be representative of, but quite possibly there will be a disaster in Coronation Street, the well-known Mancunian soap series that has been running for decades.
Mancunian has to do with Manchester, UK and nothing to do with Manchuria. At least I can’t see a connection, but no doubt there is one somewhere.
As it was jolly cold in the north as a consequence of Storm Barra, I had thought the next one should have been called Storm Crikeyitscoldoutthere or Storm Calamity or Storm Carn’tgetanyworsecanit.
Sadly not, but then I didn’t suggest these to the Met Office. Another time may be.
As regards Storm Barra, there was extensive damage and disruption, just like at Pearl Harbour, but only one death thankfully (as far as I can tell).
In the last link I see that
Venetia Smith, 80, went missing from her home in Blandford, Dorset, this morning, prompting her family to call the police.
The elderly woman was tragically found in the River Stour after her stroller was spotted at a bridge crossing near a supermarket.
This is extremely sad, but does seem odd that she should be out in a storm. Couldn’t someone have done her shopping if she was going to the supermarket? Or was she just going for some fresh air? You know a bit of a blow.
She certainly was made of tough stuff if she could brave the elements with a stroller. But doesn’t seem terribly sensible. Perhaps she had just had her ‘booster’ vaccine shot and she was invigorated and just bombed along.
Or, more likely, the shot gave her hallucinations and she went a bit peculiar as one would. Did she drown, or did she die by, with, from Covid 19 as most seem to do nowadays?
But I take my hat off to her (please excuse the bald patch), and offer my sincere condolences to the family. R.I.P. Venetia, all will be well in the end.
Perhaps I might round off this post with a piece of sandpaper…..On second thoughts a few words instead.
Barra is Bar-Ra or ‘Son of the father’ among other things. In fact, well worth looking into this in much more detail.
It can be a fish.
Or in Spanish, a rod, perhaps in iron, or a stick.
Or perhaps a cross bar, like the bar on the cross, strictly the ‘T’ bar that Jesus Christ hung on.
Or, as it is close to barrow, like a long barrow, a place where the dead are laid to rest as Jesus was.
I see it is said that Barra, an island in the Outer Hebrides, is considered by some the most beautiful island, although what the competition was I don’t know. It does look lovely though.
Barra could even be a wheel barrow. Obvious really, if you a London Cockney you would call a wheel barrow, a barra.
Or if you are me, you would say a barrow that is truly a barrow, is a ‘wheel’ (real) barra!!
And Storm Barra came wheeling in from the Atlantic, a real, wheeling Barra!!!
But wait there’s more (please no more). It brought snow and ice. Therefore it was a ‘brrrr’ Barra!
Barra sounds and is very close to bara. In welsh this is ‘bread’. Which brings me back to Jesus, the Bread of Life which He said of Himself.
We are drawing close to Christmas, when many in the world celebrate the birth of Jesus. Whilst the day is certainly not (so I am told) the day He was born on, He is said to be a king. Why shouldn’t a king have more than one birthday?
After all, Elizabeth II, queen of England etc., has an official and a real birthday.
So as you gear up for Christmas if you celebrate it in some way, give some thought to Jesus, the bread of life, who is the heavenly Father’s beautiful Boy.
Christmas is an official holiday for many. Personally, I consider every day with Jesus is a holiday.
There is a hill on Barra, the highest, called Heaval in English. Rather like heaven, even heaven’s al or angel. There is a statue of Mary holding up Jesus as a baby. Now I don’t go with statuary of this kind, it doesn’t represent all that Jesus is, and misleads many.
But it does show Jesus holding a star, the star of the sea perhaps. Jesus is called a bright morning star. A star is associated with His birth.
Storms may come and storms will go. Jesus came a long time ago then went away again. He did say he would be back though.
More on that another time. For now I will say for me, every day’s a holiday with Jesus.
How about you?
P.S. If you should think that the government can cancel your Christmas, do think again please. See G is for…..guidance for more help if you really are struggling.
If you think it is a good idea to have a vaccine, please see here V is for…..Vaccination
If you don’t think at all, I can’t help you as you are almost certainly dead.