Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Are we oppressed?

When we look back at history, people have always been oppressed, it (is)was normal. Even today most nations continue to oppress their people, we choose to ignore it. The freedom we had in the west seems to have been a mirage, a blip in history. For those of us growing up in post war Britain, where conscription ended, and also  capital punishment, where workers' rights were fought for and won, where freedom of religion, sexuality and speech became human rights, where gender equality was strived for, and racism was apparently going to be a thing of the past. That 'window of time' when nationalism was a dirty word.

Was it all just a dream, were we lulled into a false sense of hope, of liberalism, of enlightenment? Is the reality, is the norm, oppression and a shift of power and money only to the rich?

At which point have all the cultures and societies before us realised they were oppressed? The ones who were violently and suddenly oppressed and enslaved are under no illusions, but almost every society in history was eventually oppressed if not enslaved.

My question is....At what point does a society realise it is oppressed?

My answer is..... Probably too late!

Face up to reality

Big Brother, The Only Way is Essex, Love Island, and all of the fucking 'reality' shows are slowly destroying our culture. The people in these things are not real, but they are held up to our youth as the way to success. Take the men, none of them have body hair, or spots, or moles, or bellies, and not a brain between them, just psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists. The women are even worse. Go to any British pub or club and everyone has an alien orange glow, weird fucking hair, and the most awful fucking clothes, a country of plastic Barbies and Kens and that is the adults, what has this done to teenagers? Vajazzles, boob jobs, fake tan, and affected speech, and the belief that it's normal to be rude and stupid, and to insult and bully those that aren't. This disease has made it to the core of society, and that narcissism has led to a belief that British people are better than others and a dislike of anybody foreign or anybody normal. It is a disease that has affected the core of Britishness, of course not only Britain, but its effects have become mainstream in British culture. Is your child, grandchild being bullied in school because they don't conform to what the TV tells them to do? Do you and your kids spend every evening watching this shite, and EastEnders and Coronation Street? That is what Britain is teaching its youth, the future generations. I spit on your culture, it disgusts me, it shames me, it doesn't make me proud to be British. What happened to our moral compass, our politeness, our stiff upper lip, our pride? The answer is in the TV schedules.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Theresa May, you lost. Resign.

The bottom line; The British election system is a 'first past the post' system(We voted against proportional representation just a few years ago in 2011). A winning government must have 51% of the seats, the Tories don't. 58, yes 58% of voters voted against the Tories.
That is not a victory.
Resign and call a new election.
Do the right and decent thing. You have not won under the rules of our parliamentary system.
Resign resign resign.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The end of the monarchy

Let us hope that this will be the speech Prince Charles will make at his 'coronation';

Richard II; "Ay, no; no, ay; for I must nothing be;
Therefore no no, for I resign to thee.
Now mark me, how I will undo myself;
I give this heavy weight from off my head
And this unwieldy sceptre from my hand,
The pride of kingly sway from out my heart;
With mine own tears I wash away my balm,
With mine own hands I give away my crown,
With mine own tongue deny my sacred state,
With mine own breath release all duty's rites:
All pomp and majesty I do forswear;
My manors, rents, revenues I forego;
My acts, decrees, and statutes I deny:
God pardon all oaths that are broke to me!
God keep all vows unbroke that swear to thee!
Make me, that nothing have, with nothing grieved,
And thou with all pleased, that hast all achieved!
Long mayst thou live in Richard's seat to sit,
And soon lie Richard in an earthly pit! "

(Richard II, William Shakespeare)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The real meaning of patriotism.

Time for the fightback; What are British values? To care for those less able and less well off than you, to accept other peoples, to respect our neighbours at home and abroad and to offer assistance to those in need. To be honest and fair, not to lie or be boastful or nationalistic, to have a fair and open government that rules for the good of the people and with the tacit permission of the people. We don't hate, we are inherently a generous practical people who sometimes naively have shared our values and ideals with others in the hope that by example(and in the past through coercion, thankfully the past) others will follow. We have been free for a thousand years, we have not suffered slavery or oppression during that time, we have suffered but we were not owned and those inflicting great suffering did so in isolation and were soon stopped. We began the industrial Revolution, we began with labour laws that are today the norm. We have a proud history mostly but not completely guilt free. The time for hate has passed, the turmoil that is coming will teach us that hate only leads to sorrow, ask our neighbours, they have already been there.
After the dust has settled there is only one way forward and that is tolerance, respect, peace, love and cooperation with each other and the world regardless of colour or creed or anything else as long as we get the same respect back. The way to defeat hate is to lead by example, to shun those that espouse violence, hate and intolerance, not only from outside but also from within. Today, this year is not the end of the 'liberal' story, it is a lesson of what happens when you turn away from humanity and human values, there is only an empty shell remaining, an empty scary world for our children and grandchildren, but we are better than that, we are stronger than that. Forward we will march as a nation and as a planet. That is patriotism, the desire for a loving encompassing society and world.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Politically correct

Being 'politically correct' means not insulting women, people of a different colour, religion  or sexuality or physical or mental ability, or nationality.
Not being able to discuss differences in religion or gender sensibly without malice  is curbing free speech and understanding.
We don't need to discuss most of these differences, they are just differences. Those differences that we have a choice about, such as religion should be freely discussed...without hate or an intent to create hate.
There is no free speech when it comes to most of the 'politically correctness' and rightly so. For the same reason you can't call a woman the b word or the w word and you can't call a disabled person the s word or a gay person the q word we can't use the n word. It is not fucking rocket science!
In today's world we must stand taller against this shit, we are not cowed, we are not beaten, we will fight this shit forever.....you know why? Because we are right!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A rose is still a Brexit by any other name.

A rose is still a rose....It just occurred to me... Will the Tories pull off the biggest con in political history and leave Europe in only name? The referendum only asked if the UK should leave the UK, not about the details, so the negotiations may go along the lines of; ok we will leave but nothing will change, we retain a seat we agree to free movement, we will follow EU laws and have access to markets....but we will leave.  There is indeed a way out of this mess. #Brexit is only Brexit by name. Watch this space!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Fight for the right to see your grandparents.

A parent who punishes their ex by refusing to let children see their grandparents will one day be resented by those children!