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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.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

The cost of justice

Picture the scenario. An elderly lady is out shopping for a few groceries when she is mugged by an habitual criminal and her little money stolen to feed his drink and drug habit. The lady is clearly a victim and the perpetrator exhibits free will. Dismissing the notion that his addiction takes away his free will and therefore his culpability, how is justice to be found and at what cost?
We shall look at it from three perspectives; the crim’s. the lady’s and the tax payer’s the unwitting third party.

Tax Payer




Police & trial

Police time & Legal aid
Victim of crime award


6 months. Serves 3
Never fully recovers


In jail
After serving sentence


£500 per month

£800 per month?

From the perpetrators perspective, he has lost his freedom for three months but during that time he’s been largely free from worries about eating, mortgage repayments etc. He’s been amongst his mates, entertained with sky sports etc, fed three times a day and warm. Hardly a deterrent; more an inducement to act with impunity, exercising his free will to commit crime.

The battered elderly lady, lives the remainder of her life in fear. Rarely goes out, knowing that her assailant will be back soon, posing a threat to her and others. Although she had no free will whatsoever, she suffers a life sentence of fear and despair at the injustice of it all.

Thirdly, the tax payer, who picks up the bill for all this. This single, almost trivial crime will have cost the innocent taxpayers £20,000 direct costs plus £2000 a month say in maintaining the criminal. The tax payer has no free will in this.
The notion of justice in the UK and other ‘enlightened’ Countries, is in my opinion misplaced. The cost of justice outlined above is prohibitive. I would suggest unsustainable but what can be done? Kill them all! Probably it is better that judges should declare that guilty people have lost their civil rights and be sentenced to prisons that allow for no association, no entertainments, no visits etc. Only education.

The idea that everyone deserves a second chance is like the concept of a backstop. Let it be known that there is no backstop; do not err on the side of criminality. Not once. This is the best way to keep the lid on the cost of ‘justice’.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Immigrants in power

A survey of the members of the UK parliament reveals that as many as 51 members (out of 655 or so) are the sons and daughters of immigrants or second generation immigrants. There are another eight members who are possibly third generation offspring.
A further fifteen, however, are immigrants to the United Kingdom. all these people have passports that claim they are British but, I suggest, this is just paper. To be properly British requires one to have been born into a society built over not centuries but millenia. The total amounts to be about ten percent of the total number of MPs. These immigrants, by and large, come from Countries that can give no lessons to the UK in the democratic process so why do they feel they have something to offer?
These results make no statement about the political leanings of the members, they represent all sides, nor does it question their competence or abilities. Nor is it about ethnicity, it solely questions whether or not it is right that these newly arrived people should play a part in the legislature of the UK. To me they are being hugely presumptuous in assuming that they can just arrive and tell their long established citizens how they are going to live and behave. It is like being a newcomer in a street and being invited into a neighbours house only to tell the host what temperature to set the heating and what channel to watch on the television. To my mind it's rude and presumptious.
I suggest that to stand for Parliament, candidates should be at least third generation residents whilst second generation immigrants can stand in local elections to allow representation of and for their communities. Direct immigrants to the Country should not be eligible to stand.

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Scottish Nationalist desperation

The rant by Ian Blackford, leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party, in the House of Commons on Tuesday, demonstrated their desperation and despair at the progress towards Brexit at the end of March. The refrain, that the Scottish voters didn't vote for Brexit has been voiced many times but as for London the Country as a whole voted and it is this vote that Mrs May's government is determined to implement.
The SNP's principal aim is to secure secession from the United Kingdom and then to seek membership of the European Union. If they were to succeed in this there will have to be a border between Scotland and England, presumably following the line of Hadrian's Wall. I suggest that the Scottish people will have no appetite for such an impediment, nor will business who export over 70% of their goods to the rest of the UK.
Ian Blackford's unfortunate outburst against Brexit and the Conservative party is a manifestation of the desperation the SNP feel that after Brexit, their hopes of an independent Scottish Nation are dead in the water.

Is it not ironic, that whilst the Irish Republic are doing everything they can to maintain NO border with Ulster, the Scottish Nationalists are promoting every effort to build one between Scotland and England.

Thursday, 24 January 2019


Qualia are those perceptions of the brain that hitherto have defied explanation such as colour, taste etc. Is one's seense of the colour red the same as another's, a subjective sensory experience?
The Davies Hypothesis suggests that consciousness is the state of mind induced in, typically, a brain working in the three dimensions of time equating to the past, present and future.
'Real' time working, the present, continuously monitors, (normally, during waking hours), the senses giving understanding of one's environment and circumstances. 'Unreal' time, the past, working gives access to the brain's database via memory. This gives us knowledge. The 'Imaginary' time working of the brain, responsible for dreaming, appreciation of art, discernment of the abstract, etc, collates the information allowing resolution, decision making giving rise to wisdom.
When one sees the colour red, for instance, the eyes respond in real time and send a message to the brain. At the same instant, unreal time examines the database and recalls the name for that colour and passes it to the brain. The association of the colour with the name has been reinforced by the constant repetition of the association through many generations because each person inherits the character including memory of a forbear who in turn inherited a character. At every level, the association of the colour with its name, red, rouge, rojo etc goes right back to the beginning of conscious life. one can therfore be confident in asserting that we all perceive the same colour.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Buddhist monks killed in Thailand

News that two more monks have been killed in the province of Narathiwat in southern Thailand reminds us once again of the global threat of Islam. At least they weren't beheaded as is the usual practice.There have now been 7000 civilians killed in the determination of the Muslims to take possession of the five southernmost provinces of Thailand and incorporate them in an Islamic state.
It reminds us once again that Islam is not a religion of peace but one of world domination. Ask the Spanish.
I first wrote of the problem in Thailand many years ago, see my 2013 blog at:

It's time the world realised the threat. The Burmese are making sure they have no Muslim problem and the Chinese are closing mosques.

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Brexit update

Following the defeat in the House of Commons of her deal with the EU, the PM, Mrs May, has offered opposition MPs the opportunity to engage in dialogue to see if they can find a way through the impasse. Most have accepted the challenge and spoken with Mrs May or Government top dogs; all that is except Mr Corbyn, the Leader of the opposition, citing an impossible precondition, that is to take a 'no deal' off the table, before he would deign to cross the threshold of number ten. The reason is obvious; he hasn't got a clue to what he wants (apart from a general Election) let alone engage in constructive talks where he would suffer the same embarrassing exchange as he routinely gets at PMQs.
When challenged to explain their leader's reluctance to attend, Labour spokesmen and women give the same answer. The mantra always starts with the words: 'Labour have been very clear....'. You know it is to be followed by drivel along the lines of the Party's impossible 6 tests; staying in a customs union, membership of the single market etc, all of which, if enabled would effectively mean no Brexit. Utterly ridiculous!
The new angle of attack from remainers is the second referendum, time and again rebuffed by the voices of reason suggesting that it should be a best of three etc. Still they desperately come with the idea that youngsters too young to vote the first time around might now want to express their views. Such is their pathetic desperation to overturn the result of the 2016 referendum.
The dramatic overturning of the deal might persuade the EU to return to the negotiating table to address the stumbling block of the Northern Irish backstop but I suggest Mrs may must hold her nerve and keep to the date of leaving on WTO terms if necessary and planning accordingly.
I do not rule out the possibility of Mrs May calling a General Election if polls continue to show the public's recognition of the incompetence of Labour. Nor do I rule out the possibility of the Speaker and Dominic Grieve being dumped by their respective Associations.