Coppers in the Woods

Stayed up till 2:15 AM last night because the issue of Inspector Morse “The Way through the Woods” was fasscinating. It showed the dilemma of two different detectives and how their methods clashed in solving a crime.

One wanted to beat a confession out of an innocent man to make his job easier and get a quick tick on the charge sheet whilst Inspector Morse took his time and went the difficult route, looking at all evidence in details and eventually solved the case, after some deliberations.

Even though the technology is old and they do smoke and drink a lot, the dialogues are very good. I am very annoyed with the amount of smoking and drinking and I doubt I could even share a room with somebody who smokes that much and I also doubt that in real life anybody could do a proper job, drinking the amount of alcohol they drink in those old films, but, the dialogues are priceless.

One thing I noticed though that the advertisements on ITV are very much tailored to their expected audience and some stuff you would never see during prime-time television.

Shamima’s a loose woman

Just watching today’s edition of loose women and it’s simple. Shamima Begum has become a loose woman. She has gotten lost as well.

It’s an unfortunate example of how badly teenagers can miscalculate their options once they leave home.

Kids just cannot imagine what life is like without all the safety nets our civilisation provides for chilren who simply stay at home and get that central heating and the regular meals and that roof over their heads.

Some get hot-headed listen to groomers online and go off into the unknown to find they end up on sheer horror.

I alwas think schools should teach more life-style, essential life skills and relate it to their actual environments. Kids really lack the reality check of life in school. For some, they just think that all the mod-cons comes automaticlaly until they suddenly are no longer there. When children, who ran away find themselves in the streets, exposed to the dangers, then it is too late to turn the clock back.

It certainly is too late for Shamima.

Yes, they get taught the three r’s but some just can’t relate it to how their life evolves around their home and how their home keeps them safe and is a springboard to their own lives later in a civilised society.

I must admit it is hard for kids to learn what’s right or wrong if they watch programs like East Enders. Their storylines evolve all around how families commit crimes together. I stopped watching that now.

I allow my kids to use as much online as they like but they also then need to choose, which context is useful towards those A-levels and university later. Sixth form schools and universities use iPads, phones, tablets for course delivery and online learning. We just can’t forbit the children to go online.

The goal setting must come from the children as well as fom the adults. If a child doesn’t care about their own future, then they are either depressed or just cannot be helped. Today a child can be prosecuted aged 10 for murder; a 15 year old must know what they are doing.

I don’t agree with Janet Street-Porter about her just being groomed and she had no choice to resist the grooming.

Though as a society we tend not to accept failure how ever difficult a problem is with children.

Fed up with East Enders

I am not sure whether the BBC is trying to portrait all East Enders as potential criminal or inherent criminals or criminals regardless. It’s totally up-setting that they show criminals als charming family people who happen to think that robbing others is the thing to do.

From the story lines, for a child for example who would watch it, they would be shown that it is totally normal to feel symphaty for a robber boyfriend, who goes through a tough time, trying to escape police.

There is not even a hint of wrong-doing. Just as one of the most popular East Enders characters, Kat is shown vowing to stand by her robber boyfriend no matter what.

There is no ability of anybody to relate this as being wrong or showing how wrong doing in the long run leads to problems and that it would be better not to do it in the first place.

Even the local copper policeman is in a relationship with the son of the family mafia boss, Phil and does his best to help him escape because he loves him so much.

I am not complaining about the same sex relationship. I am complaining about the wrongdoing in law, in that a copper helps a robber.

There is nothing worst than a bad police officer.

I think that the BBC should not be showing such tripe.

It is very hurtful that East Enders are generally shown as criminals by the BBC.

Emotional turmoil

I think the latest Eastenders could be more favourable towards the police’s efforts to root out crime. The investigating officer is shown in a bad light, using threats of intimitation towards a junior officer who is romantically inolved with the son of the most serious criminal, Phil Mitchell, head of the Albert Square family crime syndicate.

It makes it clear that it is impossible to have a deep relationship with a criminal whilst at the same time being a serving police officer.

Yet, the constant reminders in the media that we all have to stick to our family would not make it easier for those who wish to distance themselves from crime family backgrounds because if you are supposed to be part of your family but your family is deeply inolved with crime, how are you supposed to be a law-abiding citizen?

Please British media, put your thinking cap on. Change the constant dribble of family allegiance towards a more sustainable campaign that allows individuals to make a choice and choose lawful coexistance rather than allegiance to a criminal empire.

Business must make money but around Christmas time especially the idea the media help at the moment is making people buy more gifts for the family to help the economy at the cost of law and order in cases that stipulate supporting crime families rather than useful individuals who have chosen to buy less gifts for criminal family members.

In that context it is almost impossible for a young person who wants to move out of the family home to do so nowadays, as the laws have changed. There is no more support available. Bad lack for those who are forced to live in families with questionable taste for crime.

Tv – misleadingly disturbing

Like so many of us, I spent a lot of time watching TV during lock-down and I am pretty terrified.

The days when TV programs acted as good role models seem to be truly over.

When the whole nation bemoans the steep rise in domestic violence, Eastenders comes up with Gray, the wife murdering solicitor , who seems to get away with his crime, the crime family boss Phil now has a serious contender in the Asian female boss, helping her son who murdered someone else’s child. The whole purpose of Eastenders seems to be, is showing the nation how easy it is to get away with crime.

But the BBC doesn’t stop there misleading the nation. The latest instalment of Inspector Montalbano portraits it as somehow OK if a man shoots his seriously learning disabled brother in the head after blindfolding him as a game. Quit alarming that this sense of Italian justice seems to get condoned.

Whilst the Swedish female sex made detective SAGA demands intercourse or she won’t mix with male colleagues.

Surely freedom of expression has come a long way to get away from wanting to display good examples.

Let’s not say that historical moral values of heterosexual matrimony like we see it in Lewis or Midsomer Murders are even valued in today’s moral climate, Grandchester sees to that. What is important is that TV programs should have an easy to understand message of what is wrong and right , at least in law but that is no longer the case.

It must be very difficult for young people these days to find role models from the media.

It’s shocking that we have to pay a license for TV when the content is not what we can choose.

The family man

Phil Mitchell from East Enders is a proper family man. I just wonder whether there is a psychological mechanism that compels people wanting to be in control of blood related people.

It would frighten me if someone came up to me, saying we are related and that we have to be friends.

I think a connection between people has more to do with common cause.

A lot of crime gets committed in the name of family. More people get murdered by someone they know than by a stranger. Strong emotional bonds seem a recipe for disaster.

Family members covering for each other, providing alibis or planting evidence against others whom they find repulsive for purely emotional reasons.

As a mum or dad you do not have a life-long obligation to your kids. If you have a good relationship fine but if you drift apart, have little to say to each other, then you are not obliged to be there to supply gifts for birthdays or Christmas for the rest of your days.

Power that counts

Yesterday we saw how DCI Banks was able to save his daughter from the clutches of a criminal.

He was in a position to take direct action because as a police officer he actually could pursue and arrest the criminal, who abducted, drugged and imprisoned his daughter, so that an associate criminal could put pressure on the DCI to let vital evidence disappear so that his daughter could be set free.

It was a clever script of emotional bond and professional conduct.

For the vast majority of people, we are completely powerless when it comes to saving kids from the clutches of criminals. Because kids can make their own decisions and it is against the law to stop a young person from making their own choices, normal parents have no power to interrupt the relationship between people.

A parent can’t save a child from involvement with criminals without getting involved themselves. But getting involved without lawful purpose puts a person on the wrong side of the law. The average person just can watch and hope for the best.

All parents can do these days is actually give advice and offer support but how far that support can go is also quite restricted. It all depends how far a child is involved in crime.

The old saying it takes one to know one still holds water.

self-isolate

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Imaging a DALEK going round spurting out ‘self-isolate’ self-isolate all day long.

Indeed Hygiene is the big preventer on infections and of course-self-isolation helps spread the virus but doesn’t make others more resiliant to it.

Just as we are told to wash our hands for 2 minutes with soap, swimmers actualy spend prolonged time in the magic liquid called water, enhanced with the cleaning agent chlorine. Perhaps more people should take a regular sheep-dip in water to cleanse the whole body.

I won’t blog much about Covid-19, as there is a hunt on bloggers who may spread false information. A 10k fine for failure to self-isolate is a lot of money, perhaps mirrored in the fact that the UK government has borrowed record sums to make up for economic and tax losses. The fines reflect that. Why do taxes always depend on wrong-doing?

You get taxed for eating lots of sugar, smoking, drinking, having cars, fined for breaking rules. Government would be stuffed if nobody had unhealthy livestyles nor broke the rules.

Opposition doesn’t help young minds

It is true, that the more clashing material young people use to learn the less time do they spend working within the system to improve their lives.

I’m sometimes baffled with the stuff my daughter comes up with. Some critical thinking that mainly comes from teachers.

Whilst the government has asked schools not to use anti-capitalist material, something that of course must enrage every true Labour politician, kids are caught out in the middle. The state schooled kids that is.

Teachers with strong believes can muddle with pupils’ minds. That’s why it is important that parents talk to their kids. Because only through talking can we see what is going on in their minds.

My daughter came up with stuff that a teacher kept on talking about women’s lib in the context of her lessons. Masking everything into the enslavement of women. That sets a tone.

The latest one is that prisons should spend more money on prisoners. Young people can be influenced in all sorts of ways and often, taken by itself, a lot of arguments make sense to a young person.

Young people are often pre-occupied by fairness for everyone and giving equal chances. Anybody driving that agenda on social media gets a lot of young followers instantly.

That’s probably the curse of state-school pupils, the equality agenda. Whilst kids in private schools come from a wealth creation background, state pupils often come from a search for equality background.

That of course creates a clash in the long run.

Emotional conundrum

whilst I do a few blogs, I explain another time, why I can’t write about everything on the same blog, I get the most followers on this blog. On this blog I write mainly about personal things.

I spend a lot of time watchng detective stories and listening to the radio at the moment.

There is one for the trick box. Whilst radio channels mainly tell us how much we need to be close to others to be happy, the Covid-19 brigade tell us that we need to be apart. Hence we get a new lot of demonstrations around town.

Whilst now even the police describe themselves as a family, when one of them sadly has been killed in the line of duty, I watch detective stories from around the world. Anywhere from Sweden to Australia, the motive for crime is almost always the same, it’s emotional.

Even material greed is based on emotional need, the need to control others through wealth and property.

So I decided to listen to chat radio channels instead of lstening to music that asks me to get a partner or be unhappy forever.

Now on LBC this guy, sorry I’m bad with names, he goes on about right-wing bloggers who spew out conspiracy theories to keep Trump in. Trump, the King of Fake news.

I just ask you all to be more analytical to prevent emotional mechanisms to take over our lifes and encourage us to make bad decisions.

Of course we all have to live within the given rules, the rules made by those who rule but that is the same everywhere.

We all have to put up with a load of nonsense just to get roofs over our heads and food into our mouths.

Probably that’s why I watch so many detective stories because most detectives actually want to find out the truth. Unfortunately detectives only come into play once someone’s gotten murdered. What we really need are life detectives who try to find out about things truthfully without anybody being killed first.

But governments who are in charge of us do not have the knowledge or the power to turn things around. They can only administer.

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