The family

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Most of us start our lives in a family. Often we are told that the family is the most important thing in our lives and comes before everything. Really??? Are you watching East Enders? Have you heard about the Manson family? Have you watched the Irishman?

If your dad’s a crook and loves breaking the law, do you really have to stick with him through thick and thin? If your uncle is an abuser, do you reallly have to put up with it because he’s family?

If you do not want to become an actor but your family wants you to become a lawyer. Do you really have to please them?

Whatever values your birth family tries to instal in you, whether it’s religion, politics or ideology, do children really have to adopt to this?

Problem there is no real alternative. There is no real financial independence. It has been shown again and again that children who get into local authority care or even opt to be taken into care, easily get exploited by gangs. Those kids often get thrown out of local authority care aged 18 and pressured into the housing markets with rents that not even the regular kid, which still lives with their natural family, can afford.

Broadcasters lately push the term family to the hilts. In Strictly, we are all a dancing family and even in sport, we are a sporting family.

Using the term family for everything just shows a poverty of thought. It is so much easier to just call everything part of a family instead of going to the trouble and use the proper specialised term instead.

Why do we have scientific terms for birds for example if the broadcasting presenter can just call it all the bird family instead?

It’s plain lazy to call every group, tom, dick and harry a family.

For those who have been traumatised by their family at home, they certainly will get even more discouraged from enjoying hobbies or sports if it’s all part of a family, the family that bothered them in the first place.

We have organisations like the NSPCC and smacking of children has been outlawed in some regions for good reason. Yet, there are still large exploitation networks who prey on the vulnerable who do not have the family protection, which is the norm.

And there is the Human Rights Act, which protects the private and family life.

It’s all a lot to do with emotional and financial dependancy and what the mind-set of the carers is, how well a child can develop.

But being able to access outside information through mobile phones for example will help children to put what they experience at home in a context of the whole of society.

Those who condemn mobile phone use and Internet access for young children do not do them any favour.

I’ve heard a lady say that mobile phones are an evil addiction and have to be kept away from children. So are washing machines. I would like to take her’s away and see how she’s doing.

In yesterday’s Law and Order UK, a woman starved her grandmother to death to comply with the Catholic religion to avoid suicide. She could not be found guilty by a jury of murder. Yet, this is the reality of what goes on in families. With family members like that who needs enemies. What is important that young people get the ability to inform themselves of what is immoral and plainly wrong away from the poison their families teach them.

Sexual abuse in families is widespread, it is the reason that people like Weinstein think it is OK to just get naked with everybody. About one in five people are abused without realising that what they experience is abuse. They are brought up to see it as natural behaviour. Children often don’t see it as abuse and are not worried about it and would not talk to anyone about it as a concern. Therefore having Internat access probably will help children to realise that what is happening to them is not good.

Churches are a hotspot for child abuse. At least now some people from Jehova’s witnesses have collectively brought action against their church, who has a policy of not pursuing abuse in the church.

Luckily now half of all 10-year olds own smartphones, which may help them to realise what child abuse is and how to report it. Maybe those phones will lead to positive influencers, which children can follow.

 

Bound to the land

The United Kingdom has and always had the Islander psychology. It affects how a person thinks and feel, how big the landmass is, that they are standing on.

I watched Ed Balls travels to Europe and can see a distinct difference in attitude towards racial and human rights issues. The bigger the landmass the higher is the leaning towards a surpemacy of some kind.

Which one is all dependant on the region.

Whilst Boris Johnson, in his speech this morning, asks for science driven trade deals, he still fails to address distance.  Distance and travel causes huge carbon footprints.

I think the whole dilemma rests on the Islander psychology of the Brits, who live on the Isle of Great Britain, that they think differently towards other land masses and see themselves as something special and as in-betweeners the rest of the world.

Apparently the part where Ed Balls interviews the German Right-wing voters in a German village, reminds of my own village relatives. The German villages do not have any social provision, there is no council housing, no sponsored provision of any kind. In those regions you own a house and pay for what is happening around you. Hence people are feeling left out and feel forgotten. They don’t have immigrants settling there either.

I remember we had to rent a car and travel extensively just to reach the village my relatives live and work in as transport is very difficult or non existent. No wonder that all types of weird ideologies fester.

Britain in contrast is a small country with a huge influx of all sorts of races and ethnicities and they all have to share the ground that is government supported via social provisions throughout.

Britain also has the luck to be well connected to other world-wide nations through the British Commonwealth and that was only possible because the UK is in dire need of international relations to keep the trade going.

Countries with a bigger land-mass like Germany or France lost most of their overseas territories because the psychology of those countries are relying on their bigger landmass and is different.

I don’t think science hasn’t reached to come to those conclusions about how the landmass we live on forms our and influences how we think and feel.

It was the fear of running out of space that brought Britains to conquer other lands, with more or less repressive methods. Yet Britain is most successful in keeping many nations because they are more needy because the main British landspace provided by the United Kingdom is quite small. So Brits are more diplomatic and pleasing towards other cultures.

That’s why Britain has developed in such a powerful international peace maker and setter of standards. Britain needs to spread their wings whilst other bigger nations can just withdraw from international negotiations because they can live largely on their own products.

 

Baftas celebrate the world

Only watched the replay of the Baftas this morning because last night I watched Vera, another non white male production with a very sensible and down to earth and not even slim woman in the lead role.

Baftas was great and the Parasite winner didn’t even speak English for the acceptance speech. Hopefully all those speak English racists who post notes in Tower Blocks learn from that.

I also loved it that Robert De Niro said: “There is no such thing as confidence, you feel good and hope for the best”. Doing well or not doing well is in the eyes of the beholder.

Heil steak

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Remember when Jeremy Clarkson gotten himself into problems with his crew for not serving him steak at the end of the long day?

I couldn’t stop laughing today when my delivery arrived. I had ordered fruit, veg and yoghurt and they delivered steak.

I couldn’t even complain. I am not a vegetarian and perhaps they read my sub-conscience.

Up-date on 2/2/20. I just woke up to rrealise that I just needed to speak to Amazon Fresh about this bodged delivery. Previously full of admiration, the logistics of this one were definitely out of sync.

But they only refund the items not received. Fair enough, if they mix up bags, you get something instead of nothing, but you still don’t get what you wanted.

The time it took me to sort this out was at least an hour for communication and I still have to go out and get the stuff that I didn’t get because thinking that I should wait for the delivery again and they send the wrong stuff again is just unbearable.

At least it makes me angry and I want to get out of the house.

drilling for Mayor

This Drillminister guy is rather refreshing with practical ideas how to integrate communities and actually stop homelessness.

Well, he can’t speak as well as all those polished public speaker can but he does make sense. He wears a mask and says his father fought against the Nazis.

Chinese wear masks all the time and we don’t worry but if somebody in Britain wears one it’s uproar.

I am getting tired of the politicians who come up with the same old policies and forgetting the actual people that make our communities.

I like his attitude saying what he says is important.

Integrate mobile phone use, don’t ban them

the forbidden fruit syndrom is often a reason why children want excessive access to phones when they are supposed to be sleeping because there is no time during the day to use phones constructively and usefully.

Schools forbid them, then there is home-work and play time and then there is bed-time, which is the only time to catch up on the social networking.

Because children cannot get a useful relationship with their phone for school use, they tend to get driven towards those awful apps that can have a negative effect on them.

At least some schools already integrate tablets with school work but often tablets and phones use the same apps.

Coding is a very important skill and cannot be taught early enough, teaching kids how to create apps can never start early enough. Get them to do it in nursery.

Since a lot of home work and learning material is already online schools should really modernise up very fast to improve the situation.

Children will be much less likely to access their phones secretly and during the night, when they can use them during the day with good purposes, e.g. for school work and in school.

Why push phones into the undesirable category when all adults use them all the time?

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out of London

Just as the County Lines gangs have moved so much of their business out of London, politicians demand that more politics and business should be moved out of London too.

Obviously there cannot be a connection between the drugs business and the politics just as the deployment of soldiers into Afghanistan and the smuggling of Opium from Afghanistan are not connected.

County Lines gangs were always quite ahead, quick thinking and using latest technologies and exploited the situation.

They used

  • fake number plates and bogus car rentals companies
  • burner phones
  • bikes to move drugs before the national on our bike strategy came upon us
  • deployed expelled students in their drug trade

I think that the National Crime Agency must be sleeping with their eyes wide open.

When I sat on a local stop and search panel, I quite clearly pointed out that the statistics relating to drug dealing also related to stop and search results.

Overall the panel was dissolved, knife crime shot up and here we are. A big mess.

lifestyle ‘choices’

I sent my daughter to the shop over the weekend. On the way back home she saw a man coming down the street with a slashed face, the skin hanging half off and he came over and tried to hug her.

What an experience for a child that spends all day in a protected school environment and doesn’t know the first thing about life.

Schools do not prepare children for the realities and kids do not know what’s out there any more.

You can keep a child under supervision all day but at some point, they come across reality. And then they are not prepared to deal with it.

brainwashed

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Greta Thunberg has been told to get an economics degree to be taken serious. Yet, going through years of some education may brainwash you into believing that the only way to do business is the old one.

There are sciences, which are pure and do not relate to current affairs but those decisions that need to be made in relation to climate change are actually not calculated on pure science but on the greed of those wanting to make profits.

Having listened to the Grenfell discussion on ‘politics live’ this morning, we’ve heard that some tower blocks are not so dangerous as they have night patrols. The answer was that many leaseholders cannot afford to pay for it.

Private ownership again hinders progress being made. Of course owning something privately means you rely entirely on your own resources. The smaller the building the less economical can it be to share and spread costs and if a private building owner has to replace a load of cladding on a building it becomes unaffordable.

Nobobdy questions the principle of private ownership, they question why the government hasn’t yet introduced laws to force owners to change the cladding. But this is a Conservative government, a government that supports private ownership.

Question the logic of this.

I don’t think there is a pure state in existance today that has a properly installed community government.

  • North Korea, is a kind of family tyranny, that starves it’s population but which tries to blow our planet apart with constant nuclear testing
  • China, a half-capitialist government, which is unelectable and relies on trade with capitalist countries
  • Russia, a pseudo communist country that charges a flat tax rate to all, regardless of income. Nothing is being shared around there.

This planet is being run into the ground by large money accumulators who run business and produce goods that keep us in employment, the economy moving and make them richer.

The poor have no choice but to work in jobs being offered as they have to work to be part of an acceptable community, which relies on taxes.

Round and round and round it goes.

People ask again and again why didn’t the German’s stop Hitler, ask yourself, why does nobody stop the destruction of the environment.

 

out of the blue

The past seems to catch up with me as I just received an email, from an individual, asking me to get in touch because he read my articles about Robert Dougans and he has been hounded by that man for years.

May I please ask you to understand that I literally could not even remember who Robert Dougans was at first sight. I literally had to search my site and read those articles myself and it all came back to me. The last entry about that was in 2010 and it is 2020 now. I had to throw away the old case files as they gotten mouldy. I have not even gotten the space to store them.

This is all ‘Water under the Bridge’ now. In reflection what stands out for me is the fact that it took the court 3 years to throw the case out. I spent hours and hours each week/months almost attending court. I was running my own business under the supervision of the DWP. I also had a disabled person to care for.

I produced enormous amounts of paperwork and had to bring that to the court in large suitcases. That took a very long time too.

The rules then said that a litigant must see the case through to the end to be able to complain to the European Court of Human Rights.

That person contacting me did not leave an address, but seems a prominent person with their own website. I may contact them.

I don’t think a ‘Litigant in Person’ situation would be able to arise with today’s Employment laws as the employment rules are much stricter enforced.

 

 

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