It’s been good whilst it lasted and it’s a pity that it must end now but the war is lost, not just the battle. We have allowed ourselves to be lied to and we no longer believe the evidence of our senses or the logic of our own minds. We are told that its now the done thin to jump off a cliff so we line up making sure to take a selfie whilst we do so of course. Do we even have enough sensibility left to realise the errors of our ways as we plunge to our doom? Possibly not as everybody’s doing it and it would be perhaps seen as churlish to seem ungrateful to our masters as we sacrifice ourselves to engine of their greed.
Is Donald Trump a bad joke or is he really the ultimate useful idiot? When you look at his core demographic, what you see are disenfranchised and often not so well educated people that have a limited perspective about the world past the end of their county line. People who are ripe for manipulation and unlikely to question the ideas that they already have. I was stunned to find on a Facebook a guy with a young family who was a school teacher who believed the earth was flat. What effect will a teacher like that have on kids? But then in a world where creationism is taught in schools as a fact I suppose that anything is possible. In such a world would people believe in the validity of a limited nuclear war? With such a partial world view, (in every sense) perhaps they would.
Almost a million people around the world have a net worth of $10 million or more. It won’t be the meek or the poor that inherit the earth if the worst-case scenario happens. It’s not that hard to start to believe in a conspiracy.
In communication on a forum I know (as much as one can know anyone without meeting them) someone who is successful in their field, has a good home, money and a family, but who believes on fundamental level that as a human being they have rights that others don’t. That’s not the way that I see the world, but it seems I am in the minority much of the time. That someone believes that I am envious, because they cannot understand another way of being. To them people are either successes or failures and who wants to be a failure. As Donald would say “that’s sad”.
We don’t have a Donald in the UK of course, but we have similar levels of stupidity sans doubt.
OK these are my fears, and I thought writing them down would make them diminish, but as I write they just get big bigger and start to be discernible clearly in the corners that were shadowy before.
This is where its at . 14.79%
I have just always wanted to write that. I am not even sure precisely what it means, but at the time of writing it being march and all that I thought I would throw it in. Apparently it says here on Wikipedia The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martiae, Late Latin: Idus Martii)is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to March 15. It was marked by several religious observances and became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. The death of Caesar made the Ides of March a turning point in Roman history, as one of the events that marked the transition from the historical period known as the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire.
Although March (Martius) was the third month of the Julian calendar, in the oldest Roman calendar it was the first month of the year. The holidays observed by the Romans from the first through the Ides often reflect their origin as new-year celebrations.
So Happy new ancient Roman New year to you all. Allegedly.
Its a pleasant spring like day here in Battersea as I write this. and to celebrate the Ides I shall be mostly drinking tea and looking a bit like your granny. but after a really rough night on the gin. At the moment I am sorting out my latest Solo Album release which will be available on Amazon, I tunes and all that old malarkey. I have not done a proper release for about 2 years, so I though it was about time for another one. the Album goes under the splendid title “Monotony Calling” which is also the opening track. It takes a little while to sort out out what with bar codes and IRSC numbers and stuff which are quite boring but important as if one is lucky enough to get radio play it all adds up eventually. I have had a bit of stuff played on Radio down the years including radio 6 which is not bad going really. One should never give up hope and all that. It could happen again.
Mood wise as the days get longer things get a little easier, its fairly busy on the Delta Ladies front of course, in fact almost a little too busy at times. Some of the driving gets a bit tiring, this last week being Cambridge Brighton and various other bits of the home county’s and i do tend to run out of steam on the days between. Today I had all sorts of plans but its not panned out.
Photo by kind permission of Steve Beeston.
Writes Andy Bodle,
The UK’s vote to exit the European Union has created many uncertainties. Will the country be better off, or worse? Is the UK a xenophobic, retrogressive nation, or a brave, proud, forward-looking one? Can the Conservatives and Labour remain united in this time of turmoil? Will anyone be able to afford to go on holiday again?
Worth a read as its mind blowing….
Quite shocked to today to find someone transgendered on my facebook friend list sharing anti-immigrant/migrant hate speech videos which are purporting to be feminist. The information about events given in the video is mostly inaccurate and seems to be based in part on allegations which were later admitted to be false and one occasion fabricated for political ends. I watched excerpts from further videos on the same channel which seemed to be of similar nature but presented information in such a way it seems as to deliberately incite fear. Having incited said fear he then goes on to talk about the rise of the new right in europe and how this is supposed to protect people.
At present there is a lot of propaganda masquerading as news.
If you want to get accurately information about events in the news http://uk.reuters.com/ is one of the best news sources. Not some bloke who does not even give his name on his youtube channel.
This sort of stuff is divisive and lightly to insight hate crimes and does nothing to further the course of integration human rights or feminism presented in this form.