Clumsy mistakes

Noone can accuse the British for ousting people for clumsy mistakes. We have accepted all horroundes mistakes that Boris Johnson made, from the letterbox ladies to the Care homes. Yet Harpers is an American publication and published a letter about censorship and Freedom of Speech.

During my time at the High Court, I suffered the most horrendous online bullying, being called names and people generally very negative with swearwords woven in.

Now I find myself warned by Facebook if I say something that offends somebody there and they threaten you with expulsion if you say something as hateful as that again.

I re-posted an optical trick illusion – it was clearly marked as such – Facebook deleted the video saying it was not realistic.

Taken censorship to that breadth and width is overdoing things a lot.

Perhaps, now in hindsight, I would not bring the libel action again on the strength of radicals posting over-radicalised stuff, just to make their case and impress the Anarchists, I would just argue as I did in a recent posting, that people who do not like education come up with all kinds of tricks to make educators look silly.

But also perhaps I had suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and the trauma of what had happened to me, even though a very long time ago – was still firmly wedged within my psyche. It helped me to get over it though.

The over-anxious police actions like they recently happened to Olympian Bianca Williams are a sign of the time.  This kind of stuff happened in Germany during the 70s everywhere, its just that they didn’t search you, they locked you up for months. I wouldn’t attribute that to racism, they are generally freaked out about the fact that they lost control over some crimes.

I went to Lidl yesterday and wondered why the queue at the self-checkout was non existant when normally most people queue there. I attribute that to the fact that they sold knives only available at the cashier.

 

 

Keeping it safe – the in-betweeners

It doesn’t matter whether its

  • Neo-nazis
  • Daesh
  • Extinction Rebellion
  • Left-wing rebels
  • Religious fanatics

They all have one thing in common. They want to destroy the current orderly organisation of society and after the breaking down of law and order implement their ideas of right and wrong.

If it wasn’t for the current furlough scheme, they would be a very big step ahead of their goals.

Whilst I keep going on about family and relationships it becomes more and more clear that in many instances, in our current modern society, ordinary working people spend less time living at the same place, working for the same employer, spending time with their family.

The average school kid these days spends around 8 hours per day in school and around 2 hours of that are used for communiting to and from school Then there are clubs and/or home work.

Whilst a parent or parents spend in excess of 8 hours working, commuting.

Very little time is actually spend together in the family unit. Kids use Apps, time online, TV watching, gaming, streaming, pod casts to entertain and form relationships away from the person to person communications among their nearest and dearest.

Extremists exploit those facts and recruit anybody who is slightly attracted to them by remote means.

The constant need to find accommodation, employment and fighting off debt collectors make building relationships very difficult indeed for a working person. And there is literally no means to actually check for truth beyond what a relative presents as truth. Remember the parents who got convictedof supporting their son’s time with Daesh, when he told them he went on a humanitarian holiday?

Long gone are the days of secure long-term tenancies in council flats, the job for life at the state owned service or local factory.

Yet the people who keep our economy going rely on short-term contracts, zero working hours to make their operatoin profitable and operational.

Whilst any abnormal event like for instance Covid-19 leads to the closing down of schools, which form the main social contact for children, the online world that recruits extremists keeps on going and never sleeps.

People now make it a habit ot organise some sort of demonstration, just to socialise with others, it has become a way of life.

Whilst law enforcement agencies are seriously behind keeping up with covert organisatoins recruting and training the new radicals, I cannot see modern governments actually being able to halt the discontent.

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The old-fashioned ideas of family, religion, have been replaced with modern legislation, which no longer puts morals or god at the forefront of their thinking.

There is no family unit that can catch up ideological uncertainties, no school that is always available and doesn’t expel delinquents, no church that actually translates old ideology into modern terms.

We are all in-betweeners. Trying to make sense of the morality of our bibles in comparison to modern laws and trying to find solace in our family units, which hardly have the time to have a meal together.

 

Easing the burden

67.000 claims under the Job Retention scheme were made by employers within the first 30 minutes of the website going live reports the BBC.

Whilst this government furiously refused to pay workers benefits within an acceptable time-frame, they now get what they are due under the job retention scheme.

Only difference is, they are no longer benefit recipients but employed or self-employed instead.

This whole problem hinges on the fact that we cannot control nature and that viruses creep up out of nowhere. Yet doctors made no effort whatsover to analyse or test for viruses in the last decades.

Of course, its easy to see that the government tried to drive people into jobs and what has resulted is that more people than ever sit at home doing nothing.

What the government needs is that those weirdos and missfits who currently advise it, should step down and allow for some more sensible people to take over, people who have the nation’s long-term health in more than one sense at heart.

What they need to do is to introduce tests of viability for every policy someone proposes and thinks they can get it accepted simply because they belong to the right circles.

Being employed, self-employed or part of a productive society is always better than lingering around without proper tasks, which are keeping communities safe, yet, the problem of breakdown prevention is not being addressed proprely.

We always hear excuses like

  • worldwide economic breakdown
  • worldwide pendemic.

I think that either can be prevented through proper policy control. The free market economy prevents that. The whole system of a free market economy is merely set up to keep people in employment as an easy measure to keep people in a context of socially acceptable activity.  There is little scope for systematic disease control. They assume it too expensive for a doctor to get a testing kit out once a patient complains about a viral infection.

Only when the virus becomes too bad to heal and people die, do we get little but complete shut-down.

 

Home

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There is an event when the press reports that the Queen goes to Balmoral or reports are in the press about the few people rich enough to own near palace homes and those are the people we assume to be happy with their homes.

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Yet, there are also former luxurious abandoned homes of those once rich enough to buy and build them but not able to keep.

Most of us live in average, often too small homes. The younger we are the smaller the home. I used to live in a 2-bedroom flat with 7 people.

Home seems a simple word but it can be quite difficult to be happy in it. We spend usually as much as possible to make it comfy. Buy the broadband, phone lines, heating systems; insure it, decorate and furnish it.

But living in it, is often quite difficult. It depends whom we share with and how much we can have respect for ourselves and those around us and make it work on an amicable basis.

Some people want to spend as little as possible at home and go to fitness centres for showers for example. Whilst those are closed, they will have to use their own.

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Home can also be a boring place when our hormones and instincts want us to mix with others and make friends. That introduced a whole new industry of the caffee house culture and that bohemian society is largely responsible for most of the protest movements we know to cause uproar around our towns.

There is always a cause and where there is a cause there is somebody making money from it. Whether its a church or a club, political party, society, somebody holds the strings, collects our cash and gets us involved in activities around it. Almost every association outside of our homes has become a cashcow for somebody or groups of people. (Apart from some countries where memberships of some churches is compulsory).

Whole new industries evolved around the cafe culture, supply chains have specialised around it.

Staying at home also stifled the travel industry considerably. Those frequent flyer clubs are now so useless.

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We need to reflect and examine our consciouses and think whether our causes actually are useful for more than just making friends and getting that next cosy lay. Some protest movements are no more than meeting places for people who want to find a reason to make friends.

I moved home a lot simply because I was bored when I was young.

Do our protests really achieve anything spectacular or do they just get us out of the house and help us make friends.

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Governments can come up with new viruses each year, so carefully examine what strategy to use next for making friends.

 

 

 

 

Virus kills democracy

The Washington Post reports that Hungarian populist Orban has stopped democracy and replaced it with unlimited powers. Whilst Boris Johnson had no problems proroging parliament early, due to the virus, this time around. I think Johnson’s emergency powers stretch to two years.

Yet, under political arguments alone Boris Johnson could not prorogue parliament in favour of Brexit. Yet a virus, that prominently attacks elderly rich people, can cause democracy to die in a week.

I am sure it would have been possible to keep parliament open on a limited access routine. Parties could have agreed rotas to reduce the numbers of MPs attending at any day and sit apart, within the 2-metre rule.

Why does parliament shut down at all for Easter, Christmas and summer. There is no need to shut down parliament. The government is perfectly able to collect information from people for the purpose of completing the Census and local councils can allow people to up-date their voting register online securely. Such systems are very similar and can be used for MPs to cast their votes.

Debates can be streamed by using a central screen, which can even be televised.

Where there is a will, there is a way.

self-preservation planet

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NASA, pic from BBC website

Is this how the planet itself reacts to earth warming? The Corona virus certainly has nutralised carbon emissions in China because the closing down of production and travel has cleared the air there.

Nature has always created deadly viruses, which humans try to fight. As soon as we have one vaccine, we get another new illness. Black death, Ebola, HIV are some examples.

I didn’t bother getting the flu vaccine because it is yesterday’s solution. Corona virus is just a new form of flu.

We should not leave the field to extremists with extreme solutions to the problem that the physics and chemistry of our planet (nature) has created.

As long as we have got governments with leaders who are genuinly interested in the futures of their own families, we can be assured, that purely out of their own survival instincts, they will come up with policies to accommodate their own survival. If they themselves have not fallen victim to unexpected illnesses.

Only in extreme regimes without democracy can the leaders themselves act in self-defiance and self-destructive, as the case of Joseph Goebbels shows.

We need sensible approaches, we need to continue supplying the population with energy, food and housing and simply become cleaner in personal hygiene and find new techological solutions to produce carbon-free methods all around.

  • We need to look above the political and extremist propaganda that the press so loves to spread as it sells papers and gets clicks. 

Just seeing loving couples who announce pregnancies and who dream of better futures for their children should leave us assured that even those who are in power these days will have nowhere to flee to as it is a problem that now affects the whole planet.

If viruses force us to stop transport, then this will clean the air and will provide the sought after solution of reducing carbon. We, as a species have not managed to control nature and never will.

It is rather sad that so many groups now try to exploit the climate emergency to radicalise whole swathes of the population or to achieve a lesser democracy. The only solution to deadly viruses is that we can deal with the effects in a democratic manner. It really doesn’t matter whether the government is Labour or Conservative as this cannot influence nature. Nature creates these viruses without any consciencious influence of any humans.

I just think we need to quickly reduce our emissions because once sickness forces us to stop production of life-essential goods and services, we will become victims of our own success. The increase of problems through bad weather will create more problems.

 

 

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.

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.

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.

 

Not so free after all

Having watched Charles I: the killing of a King, I got a sharp reminder how unfree Britain really is. Remember Extinction Rebellion have been listed as terrorist organisation and ‘order, order’ is the most important value Britain has.

I grew up in the 70s in Germany, the time of the student revolt. Despite never having even taking part in anyone of the many student demos, I was arrested and locked up for 3 months just because the security services felt like it. Of course they eventually came round to admitting that it was all a mistake.

My arrest came about because I was sofa-surfing and one address I stayed at for a few days was under the watchful eyes of the security services.

So, any individual can become over-scrutinised if a national security situation becomes frightful through activities such as XR these days do. Thankfully, XR has not committed any terrorist offences yet.

I saw it coming and I mentioned previously, do not get involved in those street demos of XR or XR as they will suffer the same fate.

Of course I am not certain whether they will eventually grow into a radical movement just as German students did with the Baader-Meinhof gang but the radical ideology is not dissimilar. Yet XR is funded by Western Billionaires and Baader-Meinhof were German rich kids too who gotten trained by Gaddafi and the like.

It shows ‘the being in 2 minds uncertainty’ Western power figures are. On one hand they are really powerful and on the other they want to throw it all over.

So what is the point in having even a monarchy. Either you have a monarch, who is a real ruler with all the power that comes with it or you don’t. Monarchs tend to be despots with no regard for the rights of their subjects. They just rule and abuse.

Today’s monarch seems more like a display of puppets who do a function, which looks good but has little power.

In fact looking at the reality of it, they can’t do much at all without being constantly watched, criticised and controlled.

Some would call it stalking. Yet, it is their job to be stalked and written about and having their photos taken and being discussed. If that was a private individual, they would have better rights.

Who is really pulling the strings in Britain. It can’t be the monarch, who despite having use of an impressive real estate portfolio has very little actual power but a mere ceremonial function.

Boris Johnson seems to have been selected into post only because of his personality. He comes across as somber and believable. You can hardly resist his voice. When he is together and has his suit on, on TV, Boris is a great actor.

The people of Britain are tightly controlled. Made to work all hours. Kids are taken from their parents at the earliest opportunity and stuck into schools for about 8 hours a day, making the influence parents actually have over their children negligible.

There is really no other way of making it in the public domain other than through kinky affiliations or by being a useful tool and doing what you are told by the ruling elite. And who are they?

I think Britain has a superb publicity machinery, which gives the impression that there is an actual democratic process but if you really look at it, its all talk and no input.

I won’t even go into how proper elections are but think people have not much real choice who to vote for. The public broadcasters and the press are all set to promote private ownership at present.

Whilst that is the mood of the moment, remember please once they stop making a profit from their businesses, we are on our own.

Whilst Labour with a nationalisation strategy gets ridiculed by the press, it seems the only viable solution to guarantee continuation of services when the going gets tough.

There is a general consensus, I would always support that we do like our basic strategy of personal freedom, and liberty of individuals, we should always defend it, that we do not enslave women and that we allow people the right to choose whether to have a religion or not but what seems the complicated part is how our life-styles affect our planet and those questions will rule our minds for some time to come.

We do need an army to defend ourselves from freakish countries like Iran and Northern Korea or Daesh because they are real dictatorships.

Yet so much relies on how our societies are run. Personal freedom often is only possible because we have the luxury of relying on services being available.

One always has to look at the greater scheme of things.

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