I am shocked as a person coming ‘home’ to the civilised land of my fathers, how very ugly politically this land has become.
It always was thus, though I didn’t know it: from the refusal of Churchill to NOT war with Germany to the trial of the last witch who knew too much about the phoney invasion of Lyme bay and the deaths there; to the British meddling in the Governments of Iran, the Balfour mess up and the continued interference in the middle east. And the rendition scandal. There are many many more.
The box of political filthyness is enormous. A Latrine! We have a government as corrupt as any anywhere.
When I came home to England, the scales fell from my eyes.
We are a nasty bunch.
Two current things worry me. The situation with Julienne Assange who has been imprisoned for eight years through British Government intransigence.
And Tommy Robinson.
I think Tommy is a genuine, honourable man,
I thought these two ‘History by Maps’ videos were illuminating to me.
I have always wondered why Israel, whom I regard as an illegal state, can’t just give the land back to the Palestinians, as it was always their land from the dim memories of time. It has never been anything other than Palestine until the meddling of Britain.
But things, as they stand now (see ‘map’ movie two), are so complex, I cannot see how this thing can possibly be resolved!
This is a direct spinoff, of Western meddling which continues worldwide as we know.
These videos offer no opinion – only history…….enjoy.
I found this very interesting. Okay, it’s with UKIP MEP’s, but any MEP must say similar things.
After all, the way things work in Brussels is the same for everyone.
This is archived here to remind me why I voted for the UK to leave the European Union. And to view again, once we have left (if we do).
It is a testament to how bad the European Union is. And what we escaped…
I am going to join a Philosophy class. They sent me a quote from Bertrand Russell. In it he says in Chapter XV The value of Philosophy
If the study of philosophy has any value at all for others than students of philosophy, it must be only indirectly, through its effects upon the lives of those who study it. It is in these effects, therefore, if anywhere, that the value of philosophy must be primarily sought.
He was writing in 1912.
I think he grew up!
In The Impact of Science on Society. Bertrand Russell wrote in 1952:
” The social psychologists of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black. Various results will soon be arrived at. First, that the influence of home is obstructive. Second, that not much can be done unless indoctrination begins before the age of ten. Third, that verses set to music and repeatedly intoned are very effective. Fourth, that the opinion that snow is white must be held to show a morbid taste for eccentricity. But I anticipate. It is for future scientists to make these maxims precise and discover exactly how much it costs per head to make children believe that snow is black, and how much less it would cost to make them believe it is dark gray . When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen.”
I don’t know enough about Bertrand Russell – yet – but his words are prophetic. It seems to me that philosophy makes problems; it is not just the ‘effects upon the lives of those who study it’ but the effects on the rest of society when it is imposed ON us…..
Denis Prager on socialism. Worth archiving here. I liked it.
I have been a Sam Harris fan AND a Jordan Peterson fan.
So what could be more scrumptious than listen to them talking
If you like that too…..enjoy!