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

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Saturday, 15 June 2019

No show Bo-Jo

Reporter: Mr Johnson. Mr Johnson, did to ever snort cocaine?

Bo-Jo:  Mind your own fucking business.

Reporter: But don't the British people deserve to know?

Bo-Jo: What bloody business is it of theirs if I did or did not. We all do things when we were younger; it would be weird if we did not. What is important is whether I can fulfill the role of Prime Minister and I'm here to tell you I can and will.

Reporter: Mr Johnson why don't you speak to us?

Bo-jo. Because you don't ask sensible questions. All you want to do is ask prurient questions regarding my habits and proclivities; headline grabbing nonsense that says more about you or your reader's inadequacies. and yes, before you ask, I did masturbate as a teenager, I lusted after women; yes, that's right, women, not men, and I drank. often to excess. In other words, I'm normal except that I am blessed with the ability to win elections. Now bugger off the lot of you.

Friday, 7 June 2019

Waste food

A recent report says that a third of households routinely throw away left over food.
This is not good enough and unforgiveable as it is easy to recycle food with a little ingenuity and common sense. Remember the traditional soup menu. On Monday it is leek and potato: Tuesday, vegetable: Wednesday Beef and vegetable, Thursday, brown Windsor and Friday, mulligatawny. The same can be done with other foods, apart from saving to reheat on following days. In this respect a microwave is indispensable. Cold cuts of meat, chicken, pork, beef, sausages roasts, whatever can be finely chopped up, mixed with bread crumbs and egg to create rissoles. This does not take up much time but there is a wider issue.
It is our duty to use to the full the bounty afforded to us by nature. No vegetable should be disrespected by discarding rather than consuming. Animals and crops are given for human consumption and it is criminal that they should perish in vain. don't throw away a carrot because it has a blemish or has gone soft. Cut out the blemish and carry on, knowing that the vegetable will have fulfilled its purpose as nature intended.

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Army to support police patrols?

Quite rightly, the number of policemen employed by the state was reduced as crime fell after the millennium. Not only did reducing numbers directly cut the wages bill it also reduced the burden on the public purse of pension payments.
But now, as street crime. particularly violent offences, rise, there is a clamouring for more policemen at a time when budgets continue to be squeezed. What is the solution?
May I suggest that patrolling policemen, bobbies on the beat, might be replaced by others, already trained in patrolling and surveillance and, most importantly, available without additional costs. Could it not be possible that troops, not on active service, be used in this capacity. They need not physically carry arms but should be side armed, could wear specially designed uniforms and have the right to detain suspects using powers of citizen's arrest.
There are benefits for the troops, bored with little or no action when barracked. It keeps them sharp and enhances skills. Troops of different regiments can be rotated in different towns and cities so as reduce effects of accumulated antagonism.

Monday, 25 March 2019

Brexit. Update

The prime minister came under fire last week calling the behaviour of MPs over Brexit self-indulgent. But she's right. This week it is rumoured that this week they will vote on up to eight motions on which type of Brexit they want, though the general public had just two options; in or out. The electorate were not permitted the luxury of voting to be happy, wealthier, poorer; only whether to stay in the EU or leave. The MPs told them that they would abide by the result of the referendum and, indeed, voted overwhelming to trigger article 50 to initiate the process. Why the hell, are they now, with the collusion of Mr Speaker, trying to frustrate the process with a concerted effort of opposition? If they had reservations they should have told Cameron, the then PM, that to be realised the vote needed to be 60 or 70% in favour of either option. But he didn't and the MPs now need to do their duty and leave irrespective of the wishes of their constituents.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

The genetics of character

An article in the Daily Mail reports findings from Pennsylvania University that shows how some aspects of character  may be inherited from their parents. see:

The research on over 700 sets of siblings was carried out by The Pennsylvania State University and led by Amanda Ramos, a PhD candidate from the department of psychology. 'A lot of studies have shown a link between parenting and these virtuous traits, but they haven't looked at the genetic component,' Ms Ramos said.

The Davies Hypothesis, see:
however has looked at the 'genetic component' and posits the view that although parents may pass on these traits, genetically, it is not exclusively their preserve. It is possible for a child to inherit the character of a forebear from many generations earlier.

see the blog of 23/02/2019, below.

Gradually, bit by bit, they are uncovering what was uncovered in the Davies Hypothesis years ago but will it be acknowledged? I doubt it but maybe, one day!

Saturday, 23 February 2019

The source of evil

The judge at the trial of a sixteen year old youth described his crime as one of the most evil acts the court had ever heard. The boy had been found guilty of the rape and brutal murder of a six year old girl. But from where did this evil come from?
It is a question we have tried to address on several occasions, most recently in the blog, here. Character is a combination of nature and nurture. Since this act of barbarism owed nothing to do with his parents and manner of upbringing, it also didn't protect him from harbouring other dark thoughts. Indeed, many have suggested that had he not been caught he might have become a serial killer.
His evil personality must have come from a previous time and it is here I maintain that as an embryo he inherited the character of an evil forebear, a character that couldn't be suppressed by his nurturing. This character might have come from many generations previous, from either parental line and passed on with the genes. If this boy had had children this barbaric trait would be passed on through the generations until nature reintroduced it.
But how does nature decide which character a new child will inherit? All is revealed in my book: Spiritual Man: An Introduction to Negative Dimensions.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Where was Shamima Begum radicalised?

Despite the case of Shamima Begum being given much prominence, there has been nothing in the media about the means of her radicalisation at fifteen years of age. Which mosque did she and her family attend? Who preached there? These are questions that need to be answered until the person or persons who led to this woman's predicament and betrayal of her Country of birth are found and tried on inciting a crime.

Tne Premonition Code- the role of dreams

The Daily Mail published an article on 20th feb 2019 on ‘Precognition’, the headline claiming that we CAN see the future in our dreams.

The article highlighted a book: ‘The premonition Code’, by Dr Julia Mossbridge and Theresa Cheung  an author of books on ‘spiritualism’.

Dr Julia Mossbridge explored the phenomenon of precognition, as research shows the body gives unconscious signals to prepare for the future.

It seems to me, however, that behind the story, there is an underlying belief in an afterlife with which I strongly disagree. There is a short period after clinical death when the brain processes images, often reported as bright lights etc after trauma or surgery when the heart momentarily stops. However, this is not the same as saying that our ‘soul’ survives death and lives on in another place. Nor can I accept that it is possible to know the future beforehand because it never, in reality, exists.
But what of the assertion that the body gives unconscious signals to prepare for the future. This is entirely consistent with the views expressed in my book: Spiritual Man: An Introduction to Negative Dimensions first published in 2013.

In my book I explain that the role of dreams is to prepare our bodies for what comes next as we age. The messages are often subliminal and abstract and derive from our brain’s database. This data is derived from our own experience and those of inherited characters (souls?) going back to the very beginning of life.

How does this differ from the work of  Mossbridge and Cheung? They claim that our dreams see the future, whilst I assert that they anticipate the future with information that derives from the past.

Monday, 18 February 2019

Young voters

Have you noticed that those apologists for the jihadi bride who wants to return to the UK, cite her young age for being radicalised are the same ones who want to reduce the voting age to sixteen. They claim the future belongs to the young and they should have a say. Bollocks! The future doesn't exist and the anticipation of its coming requires the knowledge and wisdom of those with experience.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Returning jihadi

A young 'British' woman, born to a Muslim family, left home aged fifteen to help the Islamic State terrorist group fight in Syria. Now, aged nineteen, she has been found in a refugee camp, nine months pregnant with her third child, the first two having died, according to reports, from malnutrition. Despite showing no remorse or expressing any regrets about her action she is asking to be repatriated to the UK to have her child (with the NHS).
One school of thought suggests that she made her decision, contrary to the culture and values of the country of her birth, and she should now suffer the consequences. Indeed, she renounced her claim to be British and therefore all benefits that accrue from such allegiance.
The other idea is that British sentiment is above holding grudges and should welcome the woman back to be sympathetically rehabilitated, being particularly anxious for the welfare of the newborn.
It is claimed that the youngster was 'brainwashed', with two other youngsters, and without the knowledge of her parents left the country and made her way to Syria. Her family expressed astonishment that she would do such a thing, itself strange when she was brought up according to Muslim values. But who knows her character?
It is my contention, that this young girl inherited in the womb, the character of a jihadist and nurturing in an essentially Muslim family did nothing to assuage her inner feelings. It is possible that this inherited character, him or herself, also inherited the character of an Islamic fighter etc, perhaps going back through the generations to the times of Saladin. That she shows no remorse suggests that her devotion is so deep that my view has some relevance.
It's difficult to demonstrate this progression through the generations but I have previously given an important example. see my blog:

We can also find another example in the context of Islam. It is claimed that the prophet Muhammad was himself a descendant of Ishmael the first born son of the patriarch, Abraham. But did the prophet inherit the character of Ishmael when he was conceived many generations later? Well, in two respects he did. They both had a visit from the angel Gabriel and both were warned that they would be at odds with their fellows. From the very beginning, the prophet was fighting the Meccans and the followers of Islam have been fighting ever since, and losing as this young woman discovered.
Now we come to the baby. The child's character, like everyone else will be a two part composite. nature and nurture. If it inherits a jihadist character, then some alleviation might be achieved with a traditional British upbringing endorsing the values that define the tradition of love, hope and charity. On the other hand, brought up in the confrontational manner of some mosques and families, fed on a diet of resentment, the child might, once again, rebel against the very people who gave his family a home.