TUC – neutrality

  • Thought poverty
  • Unilateralism
  • Compartmentalisation

The three ingredients to conflict and distraction.

I don’t just look at what I want to see and don’t just read what I want to hear. I get myself a selection of books from major influencers and compare their thoughts.

Presently it’s

  • Greta Thunberg
  • Donald Trump
  • Mike Berners-Lee

I must confess I only bought the Berners-Lee book because the name reminds me of Tim Berners-Lee, the founder of the Internet and I thought, that everybody with the name of Berners-Lee must know what they are talking about.

Greta, a girl with Aspergers, she is a definite proof of thought poverty and unilateralism and so is Donald Trump. Though because Donald Trump is on the powerful side of life, what he says is good and what Greta says is dangerous.

The clash of ideologies here is not much different from all other clashes in the history of man. For example when Britain invaded the colonies and all those invading repressed the natives. Though now we know that the natives had and still have important knowledge and methology. Probably more knowledge in some stuff than our newly taught engieners and scientists have.

That brings me to compartmentalisation. Nowadays everybody has to specialise fairly early on in life. So a guy like Boris Johnson wouldn’t understand what climate change is all about. He is just a happy go lucky chap who wants to make things happening and with a good sense of humour in a smiling way.

Donald Trump – I am still not through the first book of his – has only profit margins at heart. Very dangerously though, he wants to separate the Social Security budget from the rest of the financial world. He hardly ever talks about standard of living and security of housing, he talks about saving and interest rates.

It’s clear that if you are in power, whatever you say is good. From your point of view, you are the money maker, the law maker and the standard bearer of all things great and small.

Of course radicalisaton of strategy only works for those in power. Those against become criminals in any event.

Now comes Mike Berners-Lee as the go-between Great Thunberg and Donald Trump, the man who also pleases Boris Johnson’s desire to widen the British Empire and international trade relations of Britain with the rest of the world. Mike simply declares that the amount of carbon produced by transport is nothing compared with natural carbons produced by animals and rice production or fermentation for example.

There are now so many statistics available on earth warming and what percentage of what produces most dangerous carbons, that the mind literally boggles.

But if energy production produces 70% of damaging carbons then it doesn’t really matter if that is through transport or animal farming or fermentation. It is just including everything that uses energy.

Unfortunately those at the top are unable to just analyse and change tac, the politicians have to please the sponsors of parties and those sponsors are the ones who run business and those are the makers of our world today.

Perhaps we need to look at another way of shifting power to those who are not dependant on any financial support from business leaders. We need neutral observers and decision makers.

Cleopatra’s needle

Disability adjusted life-year for drug use disorders

 

Again I am enraged by the new Home Office proposals to pick on the easy victims of drug addiction and present an artificial solution to a big problem. The government picks on the easy victims of the vile drug trade, the benefit recipients, who have fallen addicted to drugs, but who, in my view make the minority of drug users. I feel that it’s more likely the richer addicts that make the bulk of the drug trade and not the benefit recipients. I read this on the BBC today.  

I want to see statistics, a break down on how wealthy drug abusers are and where they live instead of having the easy option, blanket approach that seeks to punish those that are the easiest to punish, namely the benefit recipients. Incidentally I asked for a breakdown of drug-dealing crime figures to ascertain how much dealing takes place from flats as opposed to the streets, there are no such figures available.  

The drug trade is a billion pound illegal industry that is fed by those rich addicts, the wealthy users and not by those at the bottom of the heap of our society. That again shows that our government OK’s it, if you are rich enough to pay then its OK to use the drugs and only if you are not rich enough and live on state handouts, you are to be punished. That exactly acknowledges my fear that society OK’s drug use as long as you earn enough to pay for it and those high earners are in often public and prominent positions and admired by fans and the media. It stinks to the sky and in the gutter, that approach, that I think is not fit for a British government to be taken.  

It’s not only the Conservatives to are taking that easy option, its all governments regardless of political colour. Think, think again, think harder, you people at the top.  

There are increasing drug addicts coming forward who are already in employment, not to mention those celebs who are frequently shown in the media as on the drug trail. As a society we have to stick together and condemn all types of drug user and not just those who are on state handouts.  

In my view this is the proof how corrupt British society these days has become, you can do wrong as long as you can pay for it but those who live on the state have to obey to the law, when it is clear, in my view, that the majority of drugs come into this country because the rich addicts can pay for it and not because a few benefit recipients use drugs, because for those few, the trade would not exist.

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