Novelist. Author of APSARAS and tales from the beautiful Saigh Valley. First person to quantify spiritual values.

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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Greed or need is the mother of invention.

It's not often I agree with Eamonn Holmes. However, in a week that we find his hero, Alex Ferguson, visiting the home of Manchester City in search of good football, one must be charitable. Holmes has said on his Sky news program that he can't remember a more depressing time for the world and I agree. I suppose every generation feels that as they get older, life can never be as good as when they were growing up but this time, globalised twenty-four hour news programs highlight the disparity between those who have and those who have not.
Typically, as shown on tv last night, we have in Romania a community of Roma gypsies who have no prospects in life other than to forage in Europe's biggest rubbish heap. The favelas of Brazil, slums of  other South American and Asian cities are manifestations of this poverty and growing despair. In Europe, we have our own problems as widespread fighting in the Near and Middle East force refugees to flee the warfare and bombing to seek shelter in the West. Not in ones and twos but hundreds of thousands, often women and children. Add to this explosive mix we have North Korea threatening indiscriminate nuclear war, worldwide Jihad from a 7th century death cult and new mosquito borne diseases that threaten the new born of  the very people that need most help. It is not hard to see Holmes' point of view but yet, there is a class of people who are doing very well in this scenario; the stinking rich. I'm not talking of millionaires here, I'm talking of those who control assets of more than a billion dollars because with wealth comes power and with power comes greed and control. This financial duality is another example of the rule of two in action: see here

As this disparity grows, so does the likelihood of peasant uprisings that may take civilisation back to the seventh century world of Islam. So what is the answer? I don't know but should we be so scathing about greed, seeing what benefits it has brought.
In the Amazon forests and jungles of Papua New Guinea, tribes still exist in an 'aboriginal' ideal. They take from the land only what they need, living a life in harmony with nature. In this environment what motivates a drive for the civilisation with which we are more familiar? Is greed or need the mother of invention because in a world where the living is easy, the wheel doesn't get invented and without the wheel we wouldn't enjoy all those little items that make life comfortable. It is because someone had greed for more than the others that everything we understand as civilised life, became possible.
We can't be anti control either. Every community (or nearly) needs a leader; a chief who oversees the well-being of the tribe. It is, however, perfectly right that we expect the control to be fair and just and it is in this spirit that the Magna Carta was envisaged and enacted in the British Isles. This instrument transformed civilisation then and in these very troubled times its spirit needs to be revived in a new renaissance where aspiration takes the place of greed and good governance replaces control.

Trevor Phillips; right and wrong

Trevor Phillips, former head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, has stated that Muslims are different from, presumably, those in the West. Well! in that he is absolutely correct. He goes on to assert that it is disrespectful of the West to expect them to change the way they behave in conformity to our way of life. In this he is absolutely wrong. Surely if one moves into a new community, it is more disrespectful not to adopt the ways, accept the norms, of the host population. In fact it is outrageous that Muslims expect the host nation to fall in with their beliefs and laws, especially when the only evidence they have for its validity is widespread bloodshed and misery visited, in the main, on women and children.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Corbyn - a definition

What do you call a fleet of unarmed nuclear submarines?  A 'corbyn'.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Out of body experience

The airing of David Bowie's latest record, 'Lazarus' on the day of his death raises the question of 'Out of body' experiences'. What are they and why do they occur?

I may have the answer. See my video here

SOS. Save Our Soldiers

In July 2013 I wrote in this blog about the treatment of soldiers recently returned from war; and the way they were being treated by the treacherous legal establishment. See here   and  here

They are still at it, yet Cameron maintains that the legal process must be gone through despite this course of action being prejudicial to the best interests of the Nation. It is my contention that the legal firms involved are giving succour and comfort to the enemies of the UK and this is TREACHERY. Arrest the lot of them.

Thursday, 7 January 2016


I present a series of 17 talks on youtube which challenge the scientific and religious orthodoxy about the universe, its creation and properties, including time.
You can watch these talks at:

The talks supplement the ideas contained in my book: Spiritual Man: An Introduction to Negative Dimensions.
As before, I hope that the topics covered stimulate debate.