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Sunday, 16 January 2022

Road to ruin 2?

 Prince Harry is set to sue the UK government and therefore the British taxpayers after his expensive security detail was withdrawn following his decision to live in the United States and withdraw from Royal duties.

To my mind it is inconceivable that the Prince, aware of the importance of the institution of Monarchy and the part he plays would begin such proceedings, knowing the hurt he would cause to his grandmother, the Queen. It follows that the move stems from his American (and therefore litiginous minded) wife, the Duchess of Sussex. Indeed, one can trace the decline in affection for the once much loved Prince to his marriage to the American actress.

Thursday, 13 January 2022

Road to ruin?

 The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is facing calls to resign. At the time of his landslide election two years ago this would have been unthinkable so what has gone wrong.

I'll tell you what has gone wrong; he has dismissed his adviser Dominic Cummins and married Caroline Symonds. All his woes seem to stem from this time about two years ago. 

Saturday, 8 January 2022

Road to Anarchy

 A jury has cleared four defendants of criminal damage despite clear video evidence that they were involved in the destuction of the statue of Edward Colston in Bristol. Rather than be judged in a Magistrates Court, the four, no doubt advised by lawyers, opted for trial by jury. A magistrate looking at the evidence would have no doubt of the guilt but a jury of townspeople might see things differently, conflating one sort of justice with another. In the event, the jurors chose to make the case one of the people versus Colston, an acknowledged trader in slaves. That they found the four not guilty of criminal damage suggests that they sympathised with the defendants position and found Colston guilty as not charged.

Doesn't this demonstrate the stupidity of the British Justice system. As long ago as 2012 this blog has railed against the 'presumption of innocence' rules. see:

With such overwhelming evidence, I suggest that, in the interests of the people, the defendants should not be allowed to register a 'not guilty' plea without good reason.

Since the result the Attorney General is contemplating referring the case to the Supreme Court for clarification as clearly it could set a precedent for future trials where people damage images they, personally, don't approve of. A Muslim, for example, could plead 'not guilty', for smashing Christian images and icons on the grounds that they were an affront to Islam and therefore to him. This case demonstrates that the Justice system is leading the Country down the road to anarchy.

Thursday, 6 January 2022

A terrible thought

 I've just had a terrible thought following on from my last article. Under what circumstances, if any, would Her Majesty the Queen award an honour to a person deemed unsuitable by  a huge number of the general public, a person widely considered to have lied in public office and sent dozens of men to their deaths in an illegal war with Iraq?

What if this person, a member of the Privy Council, could suggest that he or she might be able to make Her Majesty's greatest worries, her beleaguered son, say, disappear? In such cicumstances, might there be an expectation of a show of appreciation?

No! It couldn't happen as Her Majesty views her duty to the people of the United Kingdom as sacrosanct. Duty before family, but in another world, another ruler, this might not be the case. Or am I just a cynic?

Wednesday, 5 January 2022

Sir Tony Blair and Dr Kelly

 Have you noticed, during the furore over the appointment, fourteen years after he left office, as a Knight Commander of the Noble Order of the Garter, that not one mention can be found of his involvement in the Dr. David Kelly affair.

whilst to many, including families who lost loved ones during the Iraq war, it is astonishing that Her Majesty sees fit to make the award, it must be remembered that Blair has never been charged with any offence. 

Yet, new revelations from Blair's former Defence Secretary shed new light on the UK's thinking about the legality of the Iraq war which added to the scathing conclusions of the Chilcott enquiry suggest that the truth is hidden in files archived for eighty or more years. That the press have made no mention of Dr. Kelly tells me they have been silenced to protect this man. Why?

Friday, 31 December 2021

What to do with Ghislaine Maxwell

When all the furore is over, what is the legacy of the Maxwell trial and sentence. Nobody has been killed except the evil master of the drama, Jeffrey Epstein, at his own hand we are led to believe, many of the victims have been compensated and the master's moll has been sent to prison for what many think is her life.

Of course, the victims too must serve a life sentence as the memory of their mistreatment will probably not go away but does their wish for justice, justify locking up Maxwell for life? Do they hunger for revenge and wish to teach her a lesson? Do they want Maxwell to suffer and is this sentiment satisfied by imprisonment.  

Maxwell, too suffers this life sentence, since no one has suggested she is a psycopath; the knowledge that she caused so much damage to so many young girls, must weigh heavily on her conscience. Her reputation is ruined; she has brought shame on her already blighted family. She is surely no longer a danger to the community but her incarceration will cost all of them for board and lodgings over many years. What is the sense of this? Prisons should only be used for the violent and protect the public from the seriously anti-social such as robbers. Surely Ghislaine Maxwell can be dealt with differently. Her freedom can be restricted with a tag, passport and driving license removal. Perhaps access to cash can be restricted. There must be a better way of dealing with offenders such as Ghislaine Maxwell.

Thursday, 23 December 2021

Antivaxxers and religious faith

 Have you noticed that the implacability of antivaxxers is remarkably similar to those of faith who despite having no proof persistently refuse to give up their belief in a supernatural 'god' that impinges on their life. This despite the evidence of the Holocaust, Aberfan, child cancer, religious wars and countless other examples of a cruel, heartless deity.

Here we are, at Christmas, piggybacking on a pagan midwinter festival, hoping for a better New Year as the days lengthen. It is almost 2022 and yet people persist in the belief in this heartless god and others with the same conviction maintain that to be vaccinated will be harmful despite evidence that it is largely safe and saves countless lives. What is it about the human condition that we follow our faith rather than face facts? 

Could it be a side effect of mankind's innate spirituality as described in my book: Spiritual Man: An Introduction to Negative Dimensions. 

Is it nature's way of lifting the human spirit in the competitive  reality of the 'survival of the fittest' world. Antivaxxers feel a vulnerability best assuaged by denial, a deep seated faith that they are better off without, possibly accepting that if humans needed the vaccine then nature would have provided it.

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

What is 'unseen'.

 It's Christmas. Time to celebrate the birth of the 'Son of God'?  As the festival becomes ever more secular is it a manifestation of the world's population losing their faith.

If there is evidence for the existence of God then it would be rational to believe in God.

If there is no evidence for the existence of God then it is rational to not believe in God.

But what constitutes evidence? Does it need to be scientific evidence? If there is no scientific evidence then one must rely on faith as indicated in the scriptures.

In Hebrews 11.1 we have: 'now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see... By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command so that what is seen  was not made out of what was visible.'

This sentiment is also found in the Qu'ran. The sura known as 'The Cow'. 'The Qu'ran gives guidance to those mindful of God so that they may understand what is unseen and cannot be perceived.'

These pillars of religion acknowledge that they are sustained by faith. That despite all that is rational, God exists in that which is 'unseen'. To many, however, the 'unseen' can be perceived in those traits such as hope, love and charity (altruism). To Satan is attributed the opposites.

But can it be shown that these traits are merely the function of the human brain, not God, giving rise to the dichotomies we recognise such as love and hate and good and evil as mentioned in Ecclesiastes? That despite being recognised by the ancients they were wrong to dismiss the idea that it is man himself who is spiritual, preferring, instead, to trust in a supernatural being that consistently failed to protect from natural hazards?

My book, 'SPIRITUAL MAN: AN INTRODUCTION TO NEGATIVE DIMENSIONS' explains how brains function by working in the three dimensions of time giving rise the natural dichotomies and the 'unseen' traits we observe in individuals. By showing how our minds are responsible for such as love and charity, we can finally debunk the notion of useless deities.

As I have said before; whilst religions can be scrapped, we should keep alive the notion of churches wherein can be healed the spiritually ill in the same way that hospitals care for the physically sick.

Monday, 29 November 2021

Christmas present idea

 It's that time of year again. What to do about presents, particularly for those who have everything.?

Why not give a book? Why not give one of my books; there's plenty of choice and they're not bad, or so I'm told.

Please go to my Amazon page to see the titles:

(Apart from 'Antiquities Roadshow they are not suitable for young children).

for those living in and around Mojacar I am happy to sign copies. 

Monday, 22 November 2021

Creeping insurgency

 From as long ago as 2015 this blog has been suggesting that a 'Trojan Horse' strategy has been at work in the UK but now we have seen evidence that the next stage in the exercise is at hand. Please see previous blogs:

What has changed? I suggest that the vilification of British institutions, most recently, Yorkshire County Cricket Club, is the most strident demonstration that the next phase in the take-over of the UK is underway. As suggested in the earlier blogs the first phase was the absorption into the populace of peoples from abroad complete with their different cultures and values. Of course when numbers were small it made little impact but a toehold was made. Indeed, small numbers of immigrants were probably beneficial, allowing for an introduction of fresh blood and genetic strengthening of the population. Over the decades, immigration increased but the emphasis changed from mostly Christian folk from Commonwealth and English speaking countries to Muslim people escaping the ravages of war and poverty. It must be borne in mind that in the move they brought with them the baggage of their past including their religion which endured over the generations. One cricketer of Pakistani origin objected to being called a 'p**i' yet was discovered to have sent antisemitic messages when he was younger. That hypocrisy was overlooked as sponsors deserted the hapless cricket club in numbers, dismantling a century of glorious history and sporting goodwill.

Now the numbers of non Anglo-Saxon peoples in the Country and their sympathisers have swelled to a new, critical level where they can start to challenge British culture, British value and even British history in an attempt to demean the indigenous population. They have begun to devalue the glorious British history and dismantle the statues and symbols of a past that brought great advances and civilisation to huge swathes of the globe. The immigrants and their heirs are beginning to cast off their obligations, as guests, to adopt the British way of life and take on the mantle of conquerors and impose their way of life. The Black Lives Matter movement is a manifesation of this change and so too the introduction of Black History in some schools possibly suggesting that to be white is somehow, shameful.

We have reached a critical point. The British people, welcoming and generous by nature will only stand so much of this treachery. They see a thousand more immigrants a day arriving at the UK shores, mostly Muslim from Iraq, Syria and others with no serious attempt to return them as they claim 'human rights' to resist repatriation. Is it time for the UK to adopt a more hardline approach? Is it time to be nasty to be kind? Is it time to say enough is enough like some other Countries? The Prime Minister's remit is to protect the people of the UK, its history and culture, not the rest of the world and time is running out for him to act.

Politicians looking to the polls are reluctant to speak out for fear of being branded 'racist' or 'fascist'. New Parties will spring up with new leaders, dubbed right wing and probably proscribed. With nowhere to go the people will react and it will not be pretty.