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Thursday, 9 August 2018

Burqa. 2. A guest post

With thanks to The Times, Guido Fawkes Blog

Dr Taj Hargey, Imam, Oxford Islamic Congregation, tells The Times
“Sir, Boris Johnson should not apologise for telling the truth. His evocative analogy is unfortunate but he is justified in reminding everyone that the Wahhabi/Salafi-inspired fad of female facial masking has no Koranic legitimacy. It is, however, a nefarious component of a trendy gateway theology for religious extremism and militant Islam.
The burka and niqab are hideous tribal ninja-like garments that are pre-Islamic, non-Koranic and therefore un-Muslim. Although this deliberate identity-concealing contraption is banned at the Kaaba in Mecca it is permitted in Britain, thus precipitating security risks, accelerating vitamin D deficiency, endorsing gender-inequality and inhibiting community cohesion.
The retrogressive Islamic clergy has succeeded in persuading ill-informed Muslims through suspect secondary sources that God wants women to cover their faces, when in reality it is a toxic patriarchy controlling women. Is it any wonder that many younger women have internalised this poisonous chauvinism by asserting that it is their human right to hide their faces? Johnson did not go far enough. If Britain is to become a fully integrated society then it is incumbent that cultural practices, personal preferences and communal customs that aggravate social division should be firmly resisted. For this reason Britain must emulate France, Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria and Denmark in banning the burka.”

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

The burqa

The burqa is an all covering dresswear worn principally by Muslim women when not in their homes. It has recently been described, by politician, Boris Johnson, as making women look like bank robbers or letter boxes. Whilst not calling for a ban on their wearing as in other European countries, he suggested they looked ridiculous promoting outrage amongst his detractors and the left-leaning, liberal elite.
Wearing of the burqa is not required by the teachings of Islam, but often insisted upon by husbands out of fear of inciting animal passions in other God fearing Muslim men, which is frowned upon.  In other words, the wearing of the burqa is deemed necessary because Muslim men cannot be trusted to behave in a civilised manner when in public, a fact amply demonstrated by their horrendous treatment of young white girls around the UK. This situation comes about because in Muslim countries men come first and women obey. Women must cover their natural (they might say, God given) beauty because the men cannot be trusted to keep their hands off.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Slap in the face

I'll be honest; I haven't watched a whole programme of 'Love Island', only a snippet but it was enough to convince me that it was all a load of crap, produced by money grabbing oiks for the amusement of low intelligence, social-media obsessed wannabees.
The success of some, poorly educated, talentless but overbotoxed, over made-up people is a slap in the face for the many hardworking kids that want to learn a trade and make their honest way in a hard world, paying their taxes, bringing up their families rather than appearing on cheap TV shows like Loose Women, the panel fawning over the gormless, charmless winners of the swamp show. Why don't they talk to more educated people that have something to contribute to the sciences, for instance? What! Nobody would understand them and switch off. You're right because that's the level of British TV at the moment. Decent programmes of merit are pushed to the outer channels while the main channels rush to the bottom with ever more vulgar programs that test the limit of public decency.
A report, today, says that the number of children, especially, girls, self-harming has risen alarmingly. I can't say I'm surprised with the trash, like this program, they have to contend with.

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Yet more justice?

A shopkeeper captures three girls shoplifting on his CCTV and contacts the police. They can't be bothered so the shopkeeper posts pictures of the offenders outside his shop, presumably to shame them, a modest retribution.
Now the police are threatening the shopkeeper with arrest for infringement of the girl's human rights. It is another example of the complete turnaround of justice in a country throttled by the HR legislation which targets the innocent and frees the guilty.
Today we learn of the brutal murder and abuse of a 13 year old girl in Southampton. A 24 year old man has been arrested. If found guilty this man ought to be killed. no costly imprisonment; no even more costly rehabilitation; no yet more costly change of identity etc. Just kill him. I'm sick to the back teeth of the do-goody people who seem to find use of tax payers money to save the dangerous, perverted and demented amongst us.
For the shoplifting girls, bring back the stocks. Lock them up in the town square with descriptions of their misdemeanours so that the populace can identify them and their families. Shame them properly and make their families feed and water them as well as wipe the rotten tomatoes and eggs from their faces.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

A football book that is readable

Austin & Macauley, the publishers described my novel, 'The George at Bustington', the third of, so far, three novels based on coaching inns in the beautiful Saigh Valley, as an 'enjoyable and engaging' read. They offered to publish the book for a fee beyond my pensioner resources so now as we await with eager anticipation the final games of the 2018 World Cup, I wish to promote my book about the players and staff of Bustington Wanderers football club.
The story is not about the game, although it crops up from time to time, it tells the personal stories, often addressing the taboos of both football  and life such as homosexuality, incest, racism and the supernatural, glued together by a background miasma of greed and corruption in the 'beautiful game' itself.
The book is available as a softback through Amazon or as an ebook for Kindle or Kobo, for the cost of a couple of pints at most.
The George at Bustington

Monday, 9 July 2018

Voting for poverty

You often hear remainers and Jeremy Corbyn argue that the people didn't vote in the Brexit referendum to become poorer. Pathetic.
The referendum asked voters whether they wished to stay in the European Union. It didn't ask if they wanted to become poorer, happier, have a better family life. A recent poll asked voters if they knew what they were voting for in the referendum and the overwhelming majority said they did. Almost every government Minister, including the then prime Minister, publicly stated that leaving the EU meant leaving the single market and customs arrangement. Do these 'remoaners' think the voting public are stupid? Then say so instead of coming up with these ridiculous statements about voting for poverty. Pathetic!

David Davis

How sad! A man of integrity at the helm of our negociations with a recalcitrant EU feels he cannot accede to the limited ambitions of Prime Minister, May's plans for Brexit.
For her part, Mrs. May is in a difficult position, having to balance the warring factions in her own Party, meet the wishes of the DUP in Northern Ireland, and counter the, frankly, treacherous posturing of the Scottish Independence and the Labour Parties whose sole desire is for another General Election. It is entirely possible that if she did call another GE a Party such as UKIP could rise, pheonix like, and capture the imagination of a public fed up to the back teeth with the established Parties.
I suggest that the UK settles now for World Trade terms and immediately starts discussion with other Countries on new trade deals. Amongst these should be Ireland. Despite being part of the EU, the Republic should claim special privileges to maintain no border between the two parts of the island. Where there's a will, there's usually a way.

Friday, 6 July 2018

National shame

The performance of the Colmbian football players in their match against England should be a matter of National shame. Their repeated fouling, arguing with the officials, despoiling of the penalty spot, headbutting, shoulder barging of English players as they left the pitch amounted to a disgrace which FIFA should address. That Maradonna a former Argentine player should immediately claim that the South Americans had been robbed was typical. He later retracted the statement but it only served to highlight the atrocious sportsmanship of the Colombian side and the insanity of 'the Hand of God', himself.
Talking of National shame, the British will welcome US President Trump shortly with mass demonstrations, stupid balloons and a ban on visiting Sheffield. The President is the leader of the UK's greatest allies, the man we would turn to if we needed military assistance, the man we talk to to establish trade arrangements, yet we are are set to treat him as a pariah. Why? Because the Mayor of  London is the son of immigrants and the Mayor of Sheffield is an immigrant. Where is the voice of the indigenous British people? Why isn't someone telling that sombrero toting idiot in Sheffield that Mexico won't help us.
What is happening to the UK that it is becoming a laughing stock, soon to be ridiculed by the EU for having the temerity to leave the United States of Europe. I can't help but feel sorry that Nigel Farage is leaving the political scene.

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Complexity in the universe & in life.


 Where does the complexity found in our and every universe come from?

Ultimately, all complexity derives from the fact that there are TWO correct answers to the square root of one, unity. This delicious paradox shouldn’t exist. That the single most important unit for science, philosophy, reasoning and logic cannot be relied on for a straight answer is fundamental to the existence of the dichotomies, contradictions and, I believe, the mysteries of the world.
The effects of the simple two-part answer are obvious as nature takes account of the two opposite solutions. We have light & dark, right & wrong, good & evil, love & hate, for example. In fact life is full of these opposites as observed in ancient times and written as in the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes 3 which states that ‘there is a time to be born and a time to die, a time to sow and a time to reap’, etc up to, ‘a time to love and a time to hate and a time for war and a time for peace’.
The opening line of the bible says: ‘In the beginning, God created the heavens and earth’, to my mind a clear reference to the duality of the universe.

But, there is more. This simple solution to why we have choice, say, is not sufficient to explain the greater complexity of the universe including life. The DAVIES HYPOTHESIS,
States that: the universe, its creation and evolution is ordered in the way that it is because nature has to take into account all the correct answers to the question: what are the fourth roots of one, unity?
By adopting this hypothesis it can be shown how the universe came into being and why and from what. This explanation of why the very two-faced character of the number one is fundamental to explaining the universe and can be summed up in mathematical notation as follows:

In the simple analysis there is only 'one. However, nature adopts the solution that gives many options.
Is this an example of design and demonstrates the reality of a designer? No, because nature or God cannot be before something emerges from the absolute nothingness I refer to as the pleroma. This 'something' is a  manifestation of nature's prerogative  to express nothing as a positive/negative balance as demonstrated by the two valid answers for the square root of one. In this respect nature can be equated with the TAO, claimed to be the source of all being yet without being itself. 

Thursday, 21 June 2018

What is justice?

In previous blogs (here & here ) I've questioned whether or not 'justice' is an impossible 'idyll'; something we aspire to achieve, like the victims of Grenfell Tower, the Hillsborough disaster or the premature deaths at Gosport War Memorial hospital, but can never hope to fulfill. It seems the are always so many conflicting interests that one man's perceived 'justice' is another's travesty.
Can the Davies Hypothesis explain this conundrum? I believe it can by looking at the nature of good and evil. Normally we consider good and evil to be a one dimension continuum, with 'good' at one extreme and 'evil' at the other. however, the Davies Hypothesis demonstrates a better understanding if we consider good and evil as a three dimensional problem as explained in an earlier blog.

It seems to me that law and order are man made institutions whilst 'justice' is that spiritual concept, totally necessary for the good order of mankind but always unperceived like the Tao. Justice can then be thought of as 'imaginary' goodness in the diagram.