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Thursday, 28 September 2017

Rohingya problem

The TV screens have, recently, been full of pictures from the Rohingya province of Rakhine in Burma (Myanmar). Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas have fled the Country seeking refuge in Muslim Bangladesh.
The media coverage has been dominated by alleged brutality of the Burmese regime, led by Nobel prize winner, Aung San Suu Khi, whilst ignoring the underlying problem with the refugees. Whilst we have had pictures of Rohingya women and children trudging through the mud to reach the border, we have until recently heard nothing of the Rohingya Salvation Army, flag of crossed assault rifles over a map of Burma, attacking army posts and mass killing of Hindus.

It is another example of the divisive nature of Islam. Wherever they establish themselves they eventually cause problems with their unyielding dogma. The same is happening in Southern Thailand where 4000 people have perished over the years because of Muslim attacks.
In my last post I suggested that some people in the UK seek a different utopia from the rest. The growing Muslim population will eventually want implementation of their sharia law and culture as they do wherever they exist causing a rift in the indigenous population. however, it is clear that the Labour party is wooing this vote with its much publicised anti-Israel stance.

Socialism is dead, long live Socialism

Socialism is dead, long live Socialism. Venezuela, the Socialist state, held up as an example of Socialist nirvana by Jeremy Corbyn and others, has failed despite its huge oil reserves. But adherents of this outdated and defunct practice have rallied around a new hero and crowned the new king in a coronation in Brighton. The Labour Party, most of whom reviled Corbyn six months ago were joining in the euphoric adulation of this bearded figurehead, a messianic purveyer of good news for all. Whatever you want, you shall have is his message, a game changer for those who believe in the tooth fairy. The promises tripped off his tongue, a reprisal of his last General Election manifesto, came with the assurance that it was fully costed. Well of course it was, it was to be paid for by borrowing; remember that when Corbyn and McDonell call for investment they are reall calling for more spending, not theirs or the Labour party's, but Tax Payers'.
This cult like adulation demonstrates that for many there is a need for hope, for somebody to lead the nation to the promised land. It cannot happen if a significant portion of the populace has a different vision of utopia but even if this could be achieved who in the sane world can provide the leadership. Much as I like her, I'm not sure about Theresa May; she's capable and honest, both admiral qualities but I'm not sure she has that star quality that sets her apart from the rest. The Conservative Party rally next week might provide an answer.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Trojan Horse.

We all think we know the story of the Trojan Horse; it was a trick employed by the Greeks to gain access to the City of Troy following a fruitless ten year siege. The Trojans, believing the Greeks had left, dragged the wooden horse into the City as a trophy of war, unaware that soldiers were hidden within. Under cover of darkness the soldiers emerged and opened the gates of the City, allowing the returned Greek army to enter and claim victory.
The story is mentioned in Virgil's Aeneid & Homer's Odyssey but it has become a tale synonymous with all such instances of subterfuge. However, does it tell the real story or is there some other, more insidious and natural that is implied?
The same ruse, albeit unrecognised, is being played out across the world as a consequence of the Muslim diaspora of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Some, but not all, Muslim immigrants genuinely seek a new, peaceful, life and attempt to adjust culturally to their host Country. They are often constrained in this by the canon of their faith, passed down to them by their parents and community, held by their ancestors for generations. The point I want to make here is that although first generation immigrants may make an effort to integrate with the host community (the horse), they will have children and grand children, 2nd & 3rd generations, holding the DNA and characters of ancestors of many generations earlier. (the hidden soldiers). The problems arise if these inherited, ancient characters were, for instance, jihadists in their homeland. Their allegiances of old are resurrected in the new born albeit in a different Country.
Implausible? Maybe, but thousands of young men and a few girls from Muslim families have felt the urge to go to Syria and Afghanistan to become jihadists, later returning to the UK to continue the fight. Why did they go and how did they become radicalised despite a Western upbringing? My theory of inherited characters might hold the answers. see: 

Thursday, 7 September 2017


Jacob Rees-Mogg is something of a rarity these days; a man of principle, who can be relied upon to faithfully do his duty and follow the rules according to his code of ethics. He has attracted some opprobrium for his opposition to gay marriage but more particularly his refusal to accept abortion under any circumstance, even after rape by a family member, in accordance with his Church's position on the sanctity of life. But none of this really matters.

What is troubling though, is the question of why an intelligent man, in the 21st century, still steadfastly has faith in the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church when common sense should tell him to follow a different path. It could be that Rees-Mogg's inherited character is so entrenched with religious fervour he is immune to the nurturing impact of modern times. This would be in accordance with my belief of inherited characters or souls. see: here

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

World first

The UK Labour Party, flying in the face of public opinion, are set to hinder the process of Brexit. Could this be the world's first ever incidence of the rats surging to board the sinking ship?

Monday, 4 September 2017

China & North Korea

Following the detonation of a thermonuclear device and test of an intercontinental missile, where does China really stand on the vexed question of N Korea. Since the end of the Korean war I believe they have enjoyed having a buffer zone between themselves and South Korea, an ally of the US. They maintained the North, traded with it, armed it and maintained its Communist regime despite itself turning towards a a more capitalist outlook. As the Chinese economy grew, they realised the benefits of trade with the US and left North Korea behind but not before ensuring its survival as an independant state. To do this the Chinese recognised that the North needed a nuclear deterrent as insurance against a US backed South Korean incursion and attempt at unification. So now they have it and China says and ostensibly acts within UN directives in order to maintain trade with the US whilst maintaining the buffer zone in the Korean Peninsular-a win/win situation for China. Now that this is a reality, the rhetoric will die down and the world will have to accept that there is another nuclear power. Gradually the Chinese will covertly soften the stance on trade embargoes with North Korea ensuring that the Country prospers under Kim Jong-un a guarantee of peace and security on its southern border.
The US will quietly acquiesce to this recognising that there is no other realistic option. Japan will soften their stance once the North Koreans promise not to overfly Japanese territories; they, like the South Koreans have no other options either. As they have done for nearly seventy years nuclear weapons will continue to act a deterrent.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Home Grown terrorism

Over three years ago, I wrote an article that might explain the reason for 'home grown' terrorists.

I shall not recap but merely say that second, third, fourth and beyond generation Muslims, may exhibit allegiances, derived from their family past, that belie their western upbringing, leaving them open to radicalisation.
Yesterday, a County cricket match at the Oval was abandoned when a crossbow bolt was fired into the ground. This is just the sort of action we can expect from these Muslim fighters; life threatening, terror inducing, cheap, almost always without risk of discovery.