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

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Thursday 31 May 2018

What justice!

A three year old toddler is run down by a van travelling at 35mph, driven by a man distracted by using his mobile telephone. The toddler is brain damaged for life, his parents condemned to a lifetime of caring for him whilst the driver gets a two year suspended prison sentence.
The parents claim this is not justice but what would justice look like?
The toddler has lost his 'normal' life, perhaps even a few years of his expectancy. This is beyond monetary price.
The parents have lost the joy of raising a normal child whilst being condemned to a lifetime of caring and mental anguish. Irreparable.
The driver has the consciousness of guilt which effect will diminish over the years. He will recover his license to drive. No hardship, no justice.
The taxpayer, despite having no involvement, will foot the bill for the childcare for life. If the offender had been jailed, the taxpayer would be obliged to pay another £300 per day for his keep and his benefits on release. No justice for the taxpayer.
So it seems that there is no justice for anybody except that eventually the guilty walk away unscathed. So! what is the answer; kill him? Like Sisyphus, make him work for life, giving all his earnings to the family? make him suffer a debilitating procedure like the loss of a leg, to remind him daily of his crime. Humiliate the driver by making him attend the stocks every weekend for 2 years, say, where he can be shamed in front of the community.
It seems that in this case, Justice is impossible. Only the legal profession, like overflying vultures, will survey the scene of devastation with any hope of extracting value. But justice it aint.

Monday 21 May 2018

Mayor of Sheffield

Further to my blog of 30th April, Sheffield has just elected as Mayor, a man who moved to the UK from Somalia. He is yet another example of a newcomer to the Country who presumes to influence the political life of families who  have lived in the Country for hundreds of generations. Don't misunderstand me, Councillor Magid Magid might well be a very decent, capable man but it is the principle that's at stake here. Under my proposal, his grandchildren, well versed in British culture and values would be entitled to seek public office.
They might bring new perspectives to the job I hear the progressives cry. What they might bring are echoes of the life they left behind, a life of harsh brutality; an alien culture that offered no hope of a better future . They moved to the UK, invariably to find a better life, one crafted by generations of the very people they wish to usurp as leaders. It can't be right.

Sunday 20 May 2018

Bishop Curry's, 'God is love' sermon

Much has been made of the 'God is love' sermon preached by the evangelical preacher, Reverend Bishop Michael Curry, at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. What a load of bollocks that was and overlong in its delivery. God is no more responsible for love than he is of hate.
Why do I think that? Because 'love' can be found in many ways in the animal kingdom; it is not confined to God made mankind, infused with love to further God's work of filling the universe with children. I'm sure we've all witnessed the unconditional love of our pet dogs and seen pictures of the obvious affection held by families of apes. Love evolved because nature deemed it neccessary for the proper nurturing of children, both human and otherwise and because conventional science can't explain it, the good Bishop has kindly stepped in with his glad but erroneous tidings. No matter how passionately he spoke, it was nonsense and I suggest he would have been better advised to talk about the Davies Hypothesis which explains the love/hate condition, for the first time ever quantifying spiritual values.

I hope the good preacher doesn't now go home with his 'By appointment' sticker, drawing more fee paying acolytes  into his Church of wishful thinking although I fear he will be lured by the celebrity status his world-wide talk will attract. Call me a cynic but in this world of mammon, it strikes me that 'God is money' is a more realistic buzz phrase than 'God is love'.

Saturday 19 May 2018

Meghan & Harry

Conratulations to His Royal Highness, the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their marriage today.

This blog is proudly Royalist and today will present a good example of the unifying effect a good monarchy can have on a community regardless of its diversity. The obvious joy of the happy couple will be shared by huge numbers of subjects regardless of their politics, gender, age, sexual orientation and social status. I suggest it serves as a model for those countries suffering social and political upheaval, allowing the people to come together to celebrate what it means to be part of their particular community. The UK (and some other Countries) is lucky to have Queen Elizabeth as their sovereign, a woman who devoted her life in the service of her people, a shining example of how it should be done and what may yet be possible in Countries that once had a Monarchy such as Libya, Iran and Iraq.

Saturday 5 May 2018

A vision of dystopia

Andrew Gwynne, the Labour Party's campaign co-ordinator says that his party wants to give the message of hope to electors in the next General Election. What, therefore, can the voting public look forward to?
As we reflect on the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx's birth, I ask myself what a vote for Corbyn's Labour Party entails:

The politics of Marxist (Communist) Russia, with millions of innocent deaths.
The economics of Venezuela, with many innocent deaths.
The defence capability of Switzerland and withdrawal from Nato with potential for national disaster
The Rule of Law of the mob. (union flying pickets) leading to civil war.
The State headship of a republic, a President with dissolution of the Monarchy. (see above)
The foreign policy of appeasement and surrender, betraying British values to follow three white feather politics.
The religion of Islam with millions of innocent deaths.

In short, is this not a vision of Dystopia?