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Sunday, 4 December 2016

A Plan for Brexit

There is a widespread call from all those europhiles that voted for remain in the EU referendum, for the Government to set out its plan for the Brexit negotiations. The Government has already said that the plan is to get the BEST POSSIBLE deal for the UK and that a debate will be held in the summer after Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty has been triggered by the end of March. They have already, and in my opinion, reasonably said that they are not minded to give a running commentary on progress. It would take up too much parliamentary time for one thing. However that has not appeased those who are resistant to logic and reasoning who want to debate every nuance of the negotiations irrespective of the widely held view that too many cooks spoil the broth.
But what is it that they want, exactly? The Government has from the outset said they would implement the result of the referendum. There was no talk of the populace voting for the destination not the journey, they argue, trying to muddy the waters. Surely the result of the 'in' 'out' referendum was clear; nothing matters except that the UK leaves the political entity that is the EU. There was no mention of 'hard or 'soft' Brexit; no mention of 'black', 'white' or 'grey' Brexit. The whingeing remainers want a plan; but what does that mean? Nobody has ever left the EU before; there is no pre-existing plan, this will be a blueprint. In any case what would this plan look like? I wager that if you ask any remainer what such a plan would like like-headings only will do- they wouldn't be able to say. In any case when we had a referendum to join the Common market there wasn't a call for replays. There was no appeal to the High Court saying that the Government had no prerogative powers to take us into the alliance, despite yielding Sovereignty.
I wish the Andrew Neils of the world would take a tougher line with those that want to undermine the will of the people and applaud Julia Hartley-Brewer for exposing the shallowness of the Lib-Dems. It was wonderful to behold.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

The return of Blair

In a world where we are becoming aware that despite great world wars and the trouble in the Middle East, there exists so much evil in the world. We humans never learn. It's not only on an International scale, however. How can men, because it is mainly men, target old age pensioners online to steal their money; how can men, because it is mainly men, abuse young children and aspiring young footballers for self sexual gratification? How? They were schoolboys in shorts once. How can men, because it is only men, descendants of those from foreign climes,  gang rape young English girls without shame? Evil, unmitigated evil. Why must we share the planet and its limited resources with these men, because it is mainly men?
On top of all this we now learn that another man, Tony Blair wants to make a comeback in politics. Has this man no shame? A failure as a Prime Minister says more about those who elected him than anything else, a telling indictment of the frailty of democracy where the Stupid vote for the person who promises most or merely because they don't want the 'opposition' to get in on ideological grounds. Blair was also a failure as a Middle East mediator overseeing the onset and results of the Arab Spring, a disaster for the region and the world which continues to this day. How did he escape further censure in the wake of the Chilcot inquiry? How can he live with the death of David Kelly?
Blair's interference in Iraq had far reaching consequences in terms of evil; it was almost as if he was playing the part of the antichrist, strange for a man who took up Catholicism so soon after leaving office. Indeed when it comes to evil, there is no more vivid demonstration of man's ability to inflict it than in the aggression of ISIS forces, moving into the Iraqi power vacuum left by Blair's orchestration of Saddam's downfall, with their brutal persecution of non believers in the opposition and waverers in their own ranks. Despite being warriors of the Lord of Mercy, Giver of Mercy, they show none as they pursue their goal of world domination; a world dominated by 7th century, outdated  sharia law.
There have been signs that things are on the up. I believe that in Theresa May the UK has a Prime Minister with the Country's interest paramount; she is not looking to feather her own nest like, for example, the discredited socialist, Baroness Scotland. What is it about these Labour politicians? The UK has voted to leave the ridiculous EU with its overpaid politicians and unnaffordable policies. The English football and rugby teams are performing well, Christmas is coming, 2017 is a prime number; Donald Trump will be inaugurated President of the US. And then we get the news about Blair!

Sunday, 27 November 2016

An Imam speaks

This Sunday morning the BBC paraded an Iman to discuss the papers on their news program. I didn't catch the name but I doubt it would have made a difference if I did. He was dressed in tradition Islamic outfit of jalabiyah and taqiyah (knitted pill box type hat). He was jolly and appeared to be the sort of man to fit into UK life; a man whose company I might enjoy.
It was an ideal scenario in which to seek some answers to questions those of us who watch these topical programs wished the presenters would ask. The imam chose an article about Aleppo and asked why the airborne West didn't use their technology to drop food, water and medicine to the beleaguered citizens, presumably instead of dropping bombs. No reference to possible Islamic involvement, let alone responsibility.
At this point the presenter should have asked why not call on wealthy Saudi Arabia or the Emirates to help with humanitarian aid. Was it not surreal that the Muslims should seek largely Christian aid whilst secretly hoping the jihadists would crucify the lot of them.
Me? I'm a more thinking person, me. I shouted my philosophic question at the screen; where is God when all this is happening? Where is the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy when women and children are being killed indiscriminately? I doubt the imam would have answered because his faith forbids him posing these questions because to do so is to question the truth of the Qu'ran, an offence punishable by death. I would have liked to have put it to him that the world's wars involved relatively few Ennuits, Scandinavians, South Sea Islanders or people from Malta. I would have liked to ask the Imam why  it was the followers of the religion of Peace, the Muslims, who were responsible for almost all today's terrorism.
But no! The Beeb wouldn't want to ask an awkward question in case it offended a minority, albeit an increasingly militant and isolationist tribe, hell bent on doing God's will by killing Christians, Jews and non-believers. Oh! and yes, the Beeb for being so WEAK.
These questions must be asked and answered-soon, methinks.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

The people fight back

It started with Brexit; the pundits and pollsters got it wrong because they failed to recognise the emergence of a class of people, basically honest, patriotic, hard working with a strong sense of justice despite having no university education. The Liberal left scoff at these people, regarding them at best as irrelevant but mostly ignorant because they don't share a world vision of multiculturism, gender equality and a rule of law dictated by human rights.
Their view of this class of people was reinforced when Trump an (Independant?) Republican succeeded in beating Clinton to the presidency of the United States. Such was the disbelief that followed the result, there was much public wailing and gnashing of teeth before a second phase of delusional denial chased around the globe. Now the EU 'remainers' are pushing for a rerun of the referendum despite economic data supporting the view that the UK will be better off out. Nor do these people see the eventual collapse of their flagship attempt for Utopia as other European Countries eventually pull out due to a disillusioned public fed up with the elite skimming off huge payments and pensions while the ordinary folk of Greece, for example, are made to grovel for handouts. I don't suppose the plight of these people is permitted to destroy the atmosphere at dinner parties of Guardian readers and the like.
They were at it again at the weekend, berating the normally sympathetic BBC for allowing political commentator, Andrew Marr to interview right wing French politician, Marine Le Pen, without biting her head off. Her stance on immigration and Islam upsets their vision of a world order where everybody is hopefully at peace whilst they reap the full benefits of the political classes paid for by the plebs, often with their lives.  To even suggest that world peace is threatened by the spread of Islam is unpardonable by these people, usually describing their opponents as fascists. It doesn't matter that no people have been killed by fascist Le Pen whilst the forces of Islam have slaughtered thousands and made hundreds of thousands homeless, it is Le Pen who needs to be stopped spreading the words on every decent French person's lips.
Now, it seems that Archbishop Welby has at last spoken up by arguing that religious leaders must take responsible for acts of terrorism perpetrated by members of their religion. It is, he says, no good Muslims arguing that ISIS are not followers of Islam when it is palpably clear that they are and their clear intent was to subjugate the world to their way of life. It needed to be said and repeated until decent people have their fears recognised and acted upon. We mustn't fear to offend, not least when tackling the Liberal lefties, left for too long to exercise their stupid world view on those who just wish to mind their own business with the expectation that they will be well and justly governed.

Friday, 18 November 2016

The hubris of the academic elite

I have been watching a series of films entitled the 'Pyramid Code', an attempt to shake the accepted tenets held by the established Egyptologists including the Egyptian department of antiquities. As with any new ideas, across many disciplines, these views are being vigorously resisted  by those whose position and status are threatened by new revelations. None more so than in the field of Egyptology. I remember a similar situation when the author musician, David Rohl published his work, 'A Test of Time' and had it it made into a film shown on television, it was received by the academics with the same enthusiasm as a bucket of vomit, particularly an oxbridge professor called Kitchen, despite Rohl's arguments being both plausible and well made.
The 'Pyramid Code' presented by Carmen Boulter, a professor at the University of Calgary, seeks to demonstrate that the pyramids of Egypt, in particular, were originally built very much earlier than supposed; up to 40,000 bce as opposed to 2400 bce. They further suggest that they were not originally built as tombs but as sources of energy, tapping into the power of water and electromagnetic fields then available.
The series relies heavily on archaeoastronomic evidence, pinpointing the position of stars and galaxies in the distant past but the most compelling evidence for the earlier date, however, is the locations of the twenty-three pyramids that form this 'Band of Peace'. Their positions mirror the course of the river Nile suggesting that these monumental structures were positioned alonside the waterway connected by short causeways. Although evidence of the causeways exist, and the ancient riverbed identified, the river is now eight miles distant.
Principle witness in the series and most credible was an elderly Egyptian archaeologist, Abd'El Hakim Awyan, an indigenous 'wisdom keeper'. His input struck me as being the most important and compelling, pointing to an older, more technological civilization that existed in Egypt well before the dynastic periods, perhaps dating to that era identified by the Mayans and their 'long' year (26000 years) as the 'Golden Age'.
There is surely little doubt that the sphinx at least was built when rainfall was common in the area and the western desert a fertile plain. But when did the river Nile flow past these pyramids?

The films, principally about the pyramids, also touch on the civilisation that built them in the first place their advanced technology, medicine and brain functions including an awareness of consciousness. Hakim Awyan's talk on the physiology of the scarab beetle and its significance in ancient Egyption understanding was particularly enlightening. This aspect of the films was of particular interest to me as I have proposed a definition of consciousness based on my own hypothesis regarding the temporal machinations of the brain. Again my views on this, the wider implications for time and cosmology in generally will meet with the same reaction as the aforesaid bucket with the established orthodoxy. It is the price we pay for daring to challenge the established view.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Tribalism lives on

Fighting broke out last night in the Olympic stadium as West Ham fans clashed with Chelsea supporters. It demonstrated that problems due to tribalism in football, last seen in the seventies, haven't gone away. Nor will they ever because tribalism is in built into the human psyche. We are programmed to stick close to family, friends and community for reasons of collective security and preservation of resources.
Why then do you suppose that people who mean well ask people to willingly accept into their lives and neighbourhood people of an alien culture, needful of what that community has and cherishes? They seem to imagine that all people in the twenty-first century must be 'civilised', that they have an overwhelming desire to relinquish their hard gained benefits and hand them over whilly-nilly to a tribe from far off lands. It just might be possible if these immigrants made an effort to join the tribe of the hosts, adopting ways, customs and values that help them integrate but many newcomers do not, adhering to ancient beliefs and habits under the umbrella of ludicrous 'human right' laws. It is for this reason that I believe trouble lies ahead as the incoming tribes try to takeover the Country, bit by bit, starting with ghettos and moving outwards, driven by an alien ideology from a different time and place. The folk of the host nation, compassionate and civilised as they may be but acting under an ancient and ingrained impulse, might just say, enough is enough.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Why Professor Hawking is wrong about AI

The very name 'Artificial Intelligence' tells it all really. Scientists are trying to create robots as near to humans as they can using the physics of the day. By this means we can make automatons that are capable of using their limbs to emulate humans; they can walk, talk and do work, using known physical laws and harnessing the power of algorithms. They seek to make robots intelligent.
Professor Hawking has suggested that we humans should tread warily lest we create in the future an entity that might come to wish us harm. It is my contention that in order for an entity to have this capability requires it to have a certain level of consciousness and since this is impossible the threat is non-existant. But why can't a robot have sufficient consciousness?

Scientists, today, believe that time has only one dimension. I have shown in the 'Davies Hypothesis',

that time in our universe does in fact have three dimensions, corresponding to the past, the present and the future. We only exist in the present, the now which is constantly being created as the universe expands. However, as I show in my talks, our brain works in all three dimensions. The past (‘unreal’) time deals with KNOWLEDGE and memory providing humans with a database. The present (‘real’) time is about the senses and how they allow us to experience the world about us. Coupled with the ‘unreal’ time this gives us UNDERSTANDING. ‘Imaginary’ time in conjunction with ‘unreal’ and ‘real’ time allows humans to use their knowledge and understanding to make decisions, to plan, to dream and consider the abstract. It gives rise to WISDOM. Thus we have three stages of consciousness.
Because science can only work in the ‘real’ or present time, and bearing in mind it is possible to build into a computer a memory, a robot can only reach stage two consciousness. It can never, in my opinion, reach stage three of consciousness, that involving ‘imaginary’ time, in the same way that humans can never know the future. We can anticipate, even predict the future but we can NEVER know it.
It is my belief that without this third level of consciousness, robots cannot conceive of abstract concepts such as good and evil, power and servility etc. scientists cannot create ‘AW’, artificial wisdom.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Does Nicola Sturgeon hate England and the English?

A Scottish ITV presenter quizzed Scotland's First minister, Nicola Sturgeon, yesterday, ahead of her proposal for a second independence referendum. He pushed her harder than we imagine the BBC would. It seems that the First Minister has looked at the EU referendum voting pattern and concluded that her Country would be better allied with the Europeans rather than the rest of the UK.
The presenter suggested that the Scottish economy was only half that needed to reach the entry level which coupled with low tax receipts and the plummeting price of oil painted a dire picture of Scotland plc; one unlikely to attract the interest of Berlin, say. Despite the fact that the US does trillions of dollars worth of trade in the 'single market' without hindrance, Sturgeon worries that Brexit will have dire effects on the Scotch Whisky industry. She seems unfazed that in leaving the old alliance, a well run economy, she will be joining a market of notorious economic opacity, unbridled waste and extravagance; its accounts not written off by the auditors for an unbroken 22 years. Nor does it bother her that the EU is run by unelected bureaucrats; strange when she refers to the democratic will of the Scottish electorate. It's all bollocks! There must be something else. It's England, isn't it?
So; what is it about Nicola Sturgeon's hatred of the English, because that must be what its all about. Her dislike of England and the English is driving her party to lead the Scottish nation over the precipice. Perhaps that same ITV presenter should ask her about that.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Theresa May's problem and solution

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has a problem; a problem with parliamentarians in her own party. These MPs still have difficulty coming to terms with the electorate's resolve to leave the EU (which includes leaving the single market). She has only a small majority in the House of Commons and these rebels put in jeopardy her plans to implement the result of the referendum.
Might it solve her problem if, bearing in mind Labour's difficulties, she announces a General Election soon in the New Year and asks all the Tory constituencies to ensure that all Conservative candidates accept the reality of Brexit, dumping the europhiles. I feel sure she'd win by a landslide, especially so because UKIP supporters will change allegiance with their party in disarray and becoming irrelevant.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Driverless cars. Pods

The Government seem committed to introducing driverless cars, pods, on Britain's roads within a decade.

In my book, 'The Lamb at Nettlesham' the following passage appears

Press release by the honourable Charles Fanshaw, Minister of Transport.

"As the nation's wealth increases so more and more citizens will own and run their own cars. It is simply unfeasible to keep on building more and more roads to accommodate all these extra cars. It is proposed therefore that by 2025 all private free wheeling transport will be prohibited. Instead people will be able to own their own pods."

It is true the current 'real' proposals allow pods to be free wheeling rather than constrained by rails as in my prediction but much will be common to both ideas. Drink and driving will be a thing of the past; so too speeding. No need for police pods. Stolen cars can be redirected to the nearest police station.

For more of my prediction please read my book, available as a paperback or for download to kindle or kobo for not much more than the cost of a pint.