More and less, it’s a con

Since the dismantling of Council run schools has progressed, we see the growth of free and private schools. But, those are no longer the luxury, lush kind, they are often in inadequate premises and with a lack of facilities.

There is no mod con, it’s just con.

Weren’t we all jealous of these luxury, pads in rural environments, castle-like structures, promised luxury upbringing for the wealthy.

Unfortunately today’s Conservative policies have ensured that private schools now means, paying more for getting less.

Those old council schools were purpose built and could house pupils in adequate rooms and facilities but today’s free schools just mean free to charge a lot for less.

My local private school promises astro turf facilities for sport but in fact they take their pupils to the local park and make them race on asphalt pavements on lanes, not wider than 60cm.

There are free schools in former office buildings, that do not have any sports facility but a roof top or another simply sticks their kids in an underground car park for break.

When I saw on TV yesterday that Tony Blair was the only successful Labour Prime for a while then I must say, he probably did more harm to Labour than good because he helped the Conservative establish their current modus operandi.

I now find myself, having to contact social services because I am concerned about a lack of care for children in private school facilities.

My local council is busy housing the poor in far away areas whilst the new residents of Tower Hamlets, who work and earn have to pay through the nose for small private schools, that have to rely on local parks to even have somewhere to take their kids in their breaks.

My local private school has put razor wire all around the premises but uses our local parks as outlet for their lack of space.

But, it is the local residents who pay through their service bills for the up-keep of parks and streets. ASB charges for leaseholders have trebled when in the past the Home Office just paid for police officers to be placed in localities around the city. Now police officers have been reduced and local residents have to pay to fund council employed police officers and ASB patrols through local landlords, when in fact a lot of ASB is being brought on by commercial activities in local parks, which attract drug dealers and hooligans to come into our neighbourhoods.

Unforgotten

Watched this new series shown on ITV with interest. I generally now watch much more ITV than BBC. But what this Unforgotten series really shows is, and I really should post this on my Neighbourhood Watch blog instead, is, that those who ask you to ‘not grass’ are not your friends but your enemies.

Only wrongdoers ask you not to grass.

Even if you think that you have made it, nobody ever finds out about your sins, you are mistaken.

Then you set up your life, get into respectable ways of life, all with a crime hanging over you and you have kids, a partner and all rely upon each other, because that is what we do, we prop each other up in relationships.

But then, the wrongdoing comes out and everything goes up in smoke. Your kids, your partner, all who rely on you suffer from the previous wrong-doing, that you thought stayed undetected.

And talking of forgotten, from all the films I am watching it’s the criminals who kill and bury their own members in unknown locations, so that nobody ever finds them.

It’s those on the side of the law who get remembered.

So, as a principle, I fully support everybody who wants to report wrongdoing and crime, even anonymously as it has a chain-reaction, that wrong-doing and it ruins lives.

put a stop to property exploitation

Really glad that prosecution is being brought in a ‘sex for rent’ case. Thoroughly sickening to think that a landlord can force a homeless person to have sex in exchange for housing. It’s prostitution through the back-door. See the latest article about this.

personal convictions

The more I watch of series on the BBC called The Spiral. (see also my previous post), the better do I understand the connections between personal strength, conviction and results.

There is one weak investigator, with a tendency to take drugs, involves with the dark world and becomes susceptible to blackmail and such individuals can really bring a whole investigation down. The boss also is very important in that he/she puts his personal stamp on others and they react to his input.

Then there is the judge who really believes in correct justice and the money grabbing lawyers who take any job as long as the client pays them lots of money.

That is our society. Where people have to earn money whichever way they can, they take money from anybody who can give it to them. Whilst it is legal for criminals to have cash, they can give it to others and buy services from them.

I recommend to watch that whole serial to anybody intested in human interaction and how personal drive commands outcomes.

What is particularly useful is the change of police lead from series 3 to 4 and the judges’ desire to raise through the ranks.

How criminals corrupt the justice system and individuals within.

In the end, human evolution has shown, that it is always the strongest who survive and if it proves that criminals are stronger than lawful people then they will prevail.

However as also said in my last post, criminals tend to kill each other off, so their changes of prospering and multiplying has little chance because the legal system nurtures and cares for its members whilst the criminal fraternity, kill each other on a whim.

I think that humanity has found a system that allows everybody a fair chance and regulates life for the benefit of the majority. All previous models of governance failed because they relied on the judgements of leaders who had the power to personally persecute and extinguish others because of their own emotional preferences.

The Spiral being set in France doesn’t really matter as human interaction is the main focus of the series and not the model of justice system.

A fair justice system will always expose those who are petty minded and try to rule their own societies with murder and threats. The part about human trafficking was particularly powerful, showing how a group of girls are exploited and lived from by some leeches who simply use them to make money and don’t allow them to make any choices about their lives.

Such girls were in terrible danger from criminals who were attracted to the easy prey they posed as victims of violence, with little restriction on the depravity used.

The series I watch right now is about a group of terrorists who mask themselves as human rights defenders who fight for the rights of immigrants, but who completely fail to protect their own member, who blew himself up and they just dumped him in a ditch to die.

I find all those who complain about our society today laughable. They happily sit in a well-lit and heated room, planning to overthrow the same society that actually ensures that they have the well lit room and heating in the first place.

The french connection

Started to watch this French crime drama series on the BBC called The Spiral. I have to turn to foreign production since the making of British films has all but stopped. We get a lot of repeats.

It is a bit hard to watch as there is lots of dialogue and I do not speak French. One has to look at the subtitles constantly as they talk non-stop.

I do like the tone of the series though, as the police are shown as winners. It is quite amazing what personal efforts police officers put into this job and how risky it is. Us normal folks never even get to know the edge of it.

For people not involved in crime it is hard to imagine what goes on within it. From watching it on films, the best solution is not to get involved at all. There is no health and safety for criminals. They simple kill anybody who is a risk to them and as nobody is perfect, they all seem to be a risk to each other and they themselves bump each other off. What a sad prospect for a criminal gang member, to end in a grave, beaten to death by a fellow gang member. No justice no trial, no security.

I prefer watching a series where the police are shown as having grit and determination to fight crime, ridding us of those awful drug barons, who do so much harm to us, our children and society as a whole. Once society decides to declare something criminal they fight it, but if something is legal, the long-term health damage can be lasting – as with cigarettes, alcohol for example – and it is harder to fight on legal mechanisms alone.

I prefer watching this French serial to East Enders. I have completely stopped watching East Enders with that constant dribble of crime families ruling the roost and police shown as inadequate nonsense. I turned to Coronation Street instead as it is at least fairly normal and shows problems within a conceivable context for normal people.

Well, not much time for this now, amazing how short days are despite having not much going out to do.

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.

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