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It was a surprise to no one that Ukraine won the Eurovision Song
Contest on Saturday night except maybe Sam Ryder who might have thought he was
about to actually win. Hard luck Sam and deepest commiserations, I feel for
I don’t believe for a minute Ukraine won, there were many better songs in the contest but to paraphrase Not the 9 O’Clock News, ‘nice propaganda shame about the song’. But in these days of X-Factor style manipulation, CGI, media bias and outright lies who knows what to believe anymore.
And why all the concern for Ukraine? There’s been a war raging in Yemen for years and not a word about it, or anyone from the celebrity circus of the dire and meaningless showing up to support the downtrodden over there. But then it all depends on where the interests of the military/industrial complex lie doesn’t it, and who they own?
Formula 1 cancelled Sochi this year but were happy enough to go to Saudi Arabia, that bastion of freedom and social justice, and Australia, who were only outdone in lockdown tyranny by China. And, again, the silence was deafening from the world of entertainment. Who would have thought that Right Said Fred would have been the most vocal advocates for freedom and at the forefront of the anti-lockdown/mask/forced jab tyranny of the last 2 years? Not a word from Bono, Geldof, Sting, Paul Weller or Bruce Springsteen, all those fake grandstanders for freedom and justice, what a bunch of hypocrites and champagne socialists!
Surely cringiest moment of the year has to be Bono singing ‘Stand by Ukraine’ to the tune of Stand By Me, and in one foul moment desecrating not only one of the great classics of the Motown era but my love for it as well. I’ll never be able to listen to it again without seeing that self-righteous prick squawking along – some things are unforgivable, these people have no shame! Isn’t it strange too that all these celebrities can just pop over for a visit to a deadly war zone and not even a helmet or flak jacket needed for protection?? Hmmm…never a sniper around when you need one!
The sad thing about all this manipulation is that the genuinely talented and deserving get nowhere. Imagine if you were one of the other contestants on Saturday night; you put in all that effort, you possibly wrote the song, like Sam, learned it, practiced it and put yourself forward for selection, worked for months in preparation and, then, propaganda wars takes over and all your effort is rendered meaningless.
The same thing is happening in women’s sport. All those years of training and then some bloke with an overdose of oestrogen and a fake pair of tits comes in and takes it all away. Women’s sport is going to be wiped out because biological women cannot compete against biological male athletes. The physical differences that happen in puberty are irreversible and it is not possible to make a male a female regardless of how many hormones/suppressants they take or what they identify as. See link below.
All this so-called ‘social justice’ has a down side and it started with the ‘everyone’ gets a medal’ that killed off the school sports day. Jordan Peterson, in one of his lectures, talks about killing the spirit of a child and that the quickest way to do it is to put down their behaviour/effort when they are doing well. Isn’t that just what is happening here? Imagine the disappointment the child who was good at sports and who actually won the race must have felt. So what if poor little Johnny cried because he lost! Life is not always about winning and the sooner he learns to cope with loss and failure the better his life will be, a bit of adversity can build character.
Gone are the days when your abilities, skills and talents mattered as you strived for excellence in something. These things don’t matter in the world of social justice, the only thing that matters now is the content of your underwear, or your sexual preferences, or how many boxes you can tick for the neo-liberal fascist brigade. As noted in Jen Psaki’s replacement in the Biden administration:
Female – check,
Black – check,
Immigrant – check…the job’s yours. You’re not gay too are you, or feel a bit manly?
Ok, pity though, we could have checked another box or two!
The other downside to this is that when you put people in positions based on a social justice box tick and not on actual merit then, inevitably, there will be failure. Just look at the political leadership across the globe. How many of them are there because of their talents? You don’t have to delve too far into their history to see that they are all hand-picked for who they are and not what they can do. Justin Trudeau is where he is because of his father, a former Premier of Canada. Emmanuel Macron worked for the Rothschild’s before launching, or being launched, into politics. Jacinda Ardern graduated along with the likes of Tony Blair from the WEF’s young global leadership programme. See link below, you’ll note a few familiar names there.
But in all the shouting for ‘social justice’ I haven’t heard a mention of nepotism or connection to the upper classes and moneyed rich. British politics and all those top civil service jobs are all filled with graduates from Oxbridge who came up through the public school system. The ‘Old Boys Network’ is still going strong and not a word about the advantages mummy and daddy’s money and connections bought for their offspring. Nor has there been much about how the rich own and control everything already, or when the rules these governments enforced on the rest of us over covid, did not apply to them because when you have a private jet you can go anywhere, at any time, without restriction, or party at your leisure like Boris and the rest of them.
When ‘everyone gets a medal’ it undermines those who excel and kills off their reason for trying, why bother training, studying, acquiring a skill when someone with no training, no effort and no skills can walk in and take away all that you have worked hard for.
The 1960’s were a golden age in Britain, social mobility was at its highest, Britain led the world in industry, music and art, and it held the promise of a more equitable future. The working classes were better off than ever and had a strong voice that was finally being heard. It was the generations who remember those times that voted for Brexit because they saw how much their country had declined since joining the Common Market/EU and finally had the chance to stop the rot.
The Eurovison song contest which also began back in the 1960’s was one of those shows that the whole family used to gather around the TV to watch and see if you could pick the winner, like the Miss World Contest, before the feminist rabble intervened and killed it off. It was fun, a bit of harmless entertainment that everyone could enjoy. God forbid you try to have some fun now when cancel culture rules and the self-righteous and humourless are in charge!
Most of the social justice warriors/neo-liberal fascists are not even aware that they are just pawns in a rich man’s game, designed to keep us down and fighting amongst ourselves while they, quite literally, get away with murder. The stresses of the last two years have left us all fatigued and stressed, the world has been turned upside down and the lunatics are still in charge. It feels overwhelming.
And yet it is in the world of art and entertainment that I see hope. Artistic types have to be able to create and seldom fit into a one size fits all, homogenous, characterless world where you are not allowed to have fun, disagree and ‘MUST FOLLOW ZE RULES AT ALL TIMES!!’
The Sex Pistols have re-released God Save the Queen, just in time for the Jubilee (links below and a few more for the fun of it!) It is good to see that the spirit of punk is still alive and well. Stick it to them Johnny! While It may appear that the ‘elites’ have it all going their way at present, they control politics, the media and the corporate world but no one gets to have it all their way, all the time, forever. Change will come, people are waking up and the pendulum will eventually swing back the other way. I just hope it will be sooner rather than later so that the ‘architect’s’ of the present mess can be held to account. But, in the meantime, just to try and speed things along, you can always introduce your children/grandchildren to the Sex Pistols and see if we can inspire a new generation to bring on the Anarchy! Altogether now! I am an anti-Christ, I am an anar-chist…
On the reading front, I’ve been going non-stop, alternating fiction and non-fiction. On the fiction side, I’ve worked my way through a few John Grishams:
A Time to Kill, A Time for Mercy, Sycamore Row and Gray Mountain. The first three of those all feature the character of Jake Brigance, as played by Matthew McConaghy in the movie of A Time to Kill. Gray Mountain tackles the effects of open cast, coal-mining on communities in Virginia. Although a work of fiction some of the detail is based on fact and is disturbing to say the least. Highly recommended and, along with the others, good reads that rip along at a good pace.
Other reads include David Baldacci’s The Simple Truth, The Various Haunts of Men - Susan Hill, The Cuckoo’s Calling by JK Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith, Charles Bukowski – Hollywood and Tolkien’s, The Hobbit which is essentially a children’s book but after reading Lord of the Rings felt I had to go back and read it too.
I would particularly recommend The Cuckoo’s Calling for the very likeable characters of Cormoran Strike and his secretary Robin. This is the first in a series of four books and I look forward to reading the rest of them in the not too distant future. Bukowski’s Hollywood had some real laugh out loud moments where the main character basically drinks himself through the book and is certainly worth a read.
I also read The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje. This is one of my favourite films and I also have the sound track on CD but had never read the book. There are a few differences between it and the film and I was lucky enough to get a first edition. The dust jacket has a bit of damage but one to add to the library. With all the war talk at present, it highlights the utter stupidity/futility of humanity and war. History teaches us nothing and it seems as if humanity will only learn the hard way.
On the non-fiction front, Nomadland by Jessica Bruder gives us a frightening look into the world of the poor and marginalised in today’s America. A damning indictment on the ‘allegedly’ richest nation on earth, something I would strongly dispute. The US is being dragged to its knees and is at the forefront of Western decline and nothing captures the utter waste and hopelessness of it all as much as this book does. Again, it highlights the absolute stupidity of those in charge; the military/industrial complex has bled America dry and this is the result. Old age must be terrifying for so many in the US. Is this really the best they can do for their people? Is this the best we can do for humanity?
Breath by James Nestor talks about how breathing through our mouths, coupled with dietary changes, has caused a lot of the dental problems we have today. Our breathing habits and soft diets have led to a loss of bone mass in our jaws and, consequently, the dental issues of ‘crowded mouth’ and sinus problems so many of us suffer from. The evidence is compelling when our modern features are compared to the strong jaws and great teeth of our ancestors, there is a reason the slack-jawed yokel is a slack-jawed yokel!
The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel tells the strange, but true, story of Christopher Knight who lived undetected in the woods of Maine for 27 years with no other direct human contact. Although some suspect he did have contact with members of his family, as he wasn’t too far from home and was never reported as missing. He had been stealing to survive and was eventually caught and that is how the story came to light. He never really said why he did it and he remains a bit of a mysterious character. But it’s an interesting story and sort of ties in with Nomadland; those who choose to escape society and those who are forced into it. That is one of the good/bad things about the US, because it is so large, you can just disappear.
I have a love for all things Japanese and following on from Memoirs of Geisha, I read the Geisha of Gion by Mineko Iwasaki on whose story Memoirs was based. She wrote her memoir as she was very unhappy about the portrayal of Geisha in Arthur Golden’s book. As always, the real story is more interesting and provides a great look into an aspect of Japanese culture that is sadly, disappearing.
I also ready Peter Carey’s, Wrong about Japan, a look at modern Japanese culture. It details a trip he took with his son, who is a fan of anime, and different aspects of present day Japanese culture and life. It’s not a very long book but it was interesting all the same.
On the theme of escaping society, which is another thing I am very interested in, I bought Mark Boyle’s, The Way Home. Mark gave up modern life in England and moved to somewhere in Galway to live a sustainable life, off grid. He actually wrote the book by hand which has to be commended. One interesting point in the book was in relation to the changes in Irish society over the years and in a conversation with one of his elderly neighbours, the neighbour remarked that years ago when they heard that in the US old people were being put into homes, they found this shocking and now they were doing it in Ireland.
Thinking about this, I realised that this was one of the downsides of the feminist movement. When women stayed at home, they would have performed this duty, the women in the family would have pulled together and cared for the young and old. I’m not advocating a return to women having to stay at home but there is a case for women with young children to be allowed to stay home and for those who care for elderly relatives to be paid a decent allowance – I feel another blog coming on, anyway, happy reading!
The votes are in and counted and what changes can we look forward to, probably none. With Sinn Fein taking the most seats here, the Unionists will now refuse to go back into Stormont. Of course Sinn Fein are now all about getting back to work but were happy to sit at home for three+ years after they walked out over the RHI scandal. Do they really think Unionism will accommodate them now? The thing is no one even noticed when they were all off and things just rattled along as always. Party politics has really outlived its usefulness, we don’t just need to get rid of the politicians, we need a whole new system.
The press are making a big deal out of Sinn Fein winning most seats but the reality is they haven’t won any more than they did last time around, the only difference this time is that the TUV took a couple off the DUP. The SDLP lost out most and I’m happy to report that one of their losers was Nichola Mallon. Truly well-deserved after her actions the last two years, and there will be many who will not be sorry to see her go. She was the most outspoken supporter of lockdowns, vax passes and compulsory vaccines, a real fascist at heart. I’m only disappointed Colm Eastwood isn’t joining her because he was as bad.
There were over 11,000 spoiled votes and with a turnout of 63% there were still a lot of people, more than a third actually, who didn’t vote. I will be joining their ranks next time around if the choices remain the same.
I was always a strong advocate of voting but have lost all faith in the system, it doesn’t matter who you vote for, the government, or rather ‘shadow government’, always gets in. It has also been made compulsory to register to vote, this is probably so that your data can be sold on and they can keep tabs on you, so I won’t even bother to register again either.
The malaise is worse in England with only 35% turnout and as low as 13% in some areas. I don’t know how anyone can claim to speak for us on those figures. Boris Johnston could turn those Conservative losses into a big win if he finally got the UK out of the EU, dumped the protocol, stopped bowing to the woke crowd, grew up and actually showed something like leadership.
I was never a fan of Margaret Thatcher but I have to say, she wouldn’t have put up with an ounce of this garbage for five minutes, and I am sick government policy being decided by media hysteria. Of course, the next outbreak has started already, abortion this time, and off they go hysterically ramping up the screaming woke mob again. Gawd, give me strength!
I was out for dinner on Friday night with a group of friends and the conversation moved to the ongoing gay/trans rights debate. One of the people at the table mentioned that they have teenagers and are getting hit with all sorts on this and did not know how to respond, they also remarked that one of their sons is gay. I asked the question, what rights do they not have that you and I have and outlined that, in law, they have exactly the same rights as everyone else. They have the right to marry, work, own property etc. and that if they were being denied any of those rights because of their sexual preferences then they might be able to make a case but otherwise they couldn’t and it was a non-issue.
They said their son had been taken into the office by the school principal and spoken to about his ‘gayness’ (I don’t have the full details on this or why it was brought up as an issue) and they remarked that ‘he has the right to be accepted for who he is’. I said no, he didn’t. I said you cannot legislate for people’s personal beliefs and/or prejudices. It doesn’t matter whether or not you agree with them. If he has the right to be accepted for who he is, then the principal has the same right, and also has the right to not accept someone’s sexual preferences, if it clashes with his personal religious/moral beliefs. (It’s a strong ‘Christian’ school) If the principal was denying him an education because of it, then they could make a case for discrimination but this was not the issue.
Afterwards I was thinking about this and thought why is this even an issue for the school unless someone wanted to make it an issue? School is there to provide a child with an education, it is not there to acknowledge or indulge someone’s preferences in a partner.
Also, going back to the transgender issue, the ‘I don’t feel like a man/woman…’ etc. I was thinking about this again too and wondered – How do you know what it feels like to be a man or woman unless you had the experience of feeling both? If you say you don’t feel like a ‘man’ then you must have had the experience of ‘feeling like a man’ at some point. You must also have had the experience of ‘feeling like a woman’ in order to be able to differentiate between the two. What is the difference, do men and women not have the same feelings and emotional range? Are women more emotional or is that just a myth? Some people have very shallow feelings, others feel things on a deeper level, does this correlate with biological differences? What difference does testosterone or oestrogen make to someone’s feelings?
From experience, I know that fluctuations in hormone levels can play havoc with your physical and mental well-being, women are only too aware of the misery periods and menopause can inflict but none of these states are permanent and eventually level off or fade away. Without being facetious I, for one, would like to know.
I’ve also been reading An Emotional Education by Alain du Botton/School of Life and he makes the point that we are still living under the influence of the Romantics where our feelings are believed to override all other concerns. He believes this is a mistake as feelings can be wrong, something I’m sure we all know from experience. He believes we put too much emphasis on our feelings and not enough on reason and logic, like the philosophers of classical antiquity. He doesn’t necessarily say that our feelings are always wrong, or that they should be disregarded, but that they should always be balanced against reality and practicality. So before we go rushing off on impulse to quit our jobs and join the circus, or whatever your wont may be, it would probably be best to sit down and give it some thought first.
We all have the same rights in law, and the law doesn’t legislate for feelings. In this age of indulgent narcissism where everyone is so easily offended, the best thing that could happen would be for all those narcissists to get exactly what they want, to never be offended, to never be challenged, to always have everyone agree with them. Because if that happened, what you would find is that their lives and the world would stagnate, comedy would disappear and everyone would die of boredom, which is basically what is happening at present.
There does not need to be conflict but we as humans need challenge and sometimes conflict in order to grow and move forward. (Nothing like a good row, for clearing the air!) Some of sciences greatest breakthroughs happened because people did not agree with the beliefs of the era. If Galileo had not disagreed about the movement of the planets, would we still believe the earth was at the centre of the universe and everything moved around it? (Although there are many who still think they are the centre of the universe!) The very rights we have are because people disagreed with the status quo and took a stand against real injustices and inequality, like slavery, not because someone’s feelings were hurt or because someone didn’t use their ‘pronouns’ (aww, poor baby!). Unfortunately, this is what comes of the ‘everyone gets a medal’ generation who have been brought up to believe that their feelings should never be hurt or that they should not be offended.
If you want to live in a world where this happens then you may go and plug into the Metaverse and spend the rest of your existence in some digital version of Pleasantville where not only will you never be offended but where you will never grow up or evolve into someone who just might add something to the human experience or the lives of the people around you.
But if you are planning on living in the real world then you need to grow up and understand the basic reality that not everyone will agree with you and things will not always go your way, that’s life! If you find that someone doesn’t agree with you or offends you, then either come up with a better argument or use it to challenge yourself to find a way of managing your feelings in a world that doesn’t really give a damn - think of it as character building.
The sad reality at present, is that the world we thought we knew is falling apart around us and this focus on non-issues is a big part of the problem. While the weak and self-righteous are whining about their feelings and being offended, real issues of concern, like loss of freedom, totalitarian control, technological tyranny, medical fascism and war-mongering are not even being looked at and, in the not too distant future, we may wake up some morning to a cold hard reality and find it is too late to stop it - but sure as long as no ones feelings are hurt!
With all its faults and failings, a world where you are free to argue, disagree and challenge ideas and authority still feels like a better option to me, than some fragile snowflakes utopian dream of eternal pleasantness where innovation, fun and adventure go to die.
And talking about death, my father told me a joke one time (and I apologise in advance because I am useless when it comes to telling jokes) it was about a man who died and when he arrived in the afterlife was told he could have anything he wanted. So he asked for all the best food, drink and women, everything he ever wanted fast cars, holidays and indulged himself to the hilt. Over time he grew tired of it all and wondered what hell would be like as he couldn't take much more of the over indulgence and partying, so he asked if he could go and visit hell and give it the once over before he made a decision. However, he was told he didn't need to, he was already there. The choice is ours…
Happy Star Wars Day - May the force be with you!
The world is full of fakery, we have fake wars, fake pandemics, fake presidents and leaders, fake news, fake science, fake food, fake men and women, fake histories, fake religions and fake concern; all concocted to control you, keep you distracted and in a continual state of terror so that you don’t see that the real war is being waged against you.
Humanity has been the victim in a silent war of terror for decades and didn’t even know it. Governments and corporations have worked hand in glove to make you sick, terrify you, keep you poor and divided, and all while telling you that they were working in your interests. Unfortunately, there is something faulty in the wiring of humans, that we judge people not on what they do but what they say. It reminds me of the scene in Mars Attacks where the aliens are chasing after the humans and shouting ‘We love you’ while blowing them away.
The question is, how do we counteract it? I don’t really know, well, actually I do, but the scale of it is beyond me and I don’t have the means to take it on. However, they say, be the change you want to see in the world so, to that end, as one human being, I have switched off the fake media. From here on, I will completely ignore all the politicians and concern myself with the wellbeing of my family, friends and community only.
We have an election coming up next week and as part of my ‘new agenda for change’ I will not be voting for anyone, I do not want to encourage these people any more. I will use my vote and spoil it and write on it ‘None of the Above’ - spoiled votes are still counted. There was a petition on Change.org a few years ago to have it added to ballot papers. Sadly, nothing came of it and minority governments will still be able to make laws and implement policies that none of us ever voted for. But if I haven’t voted for them, then I don’t see why I should obey them.
There is no doubt the system needs to change but no one is offering any real change, at least not here in NI, they are all strings of the same bow, parroting out the propaganda and box ticking for effect, with nothing new to offer except the same old self-righteous indignation and arrogance. They cannot see outside of the present models for government or the ‘crisis’ issues being manufactured around them. They have neither the intellect nor imagination to look any further than the end of their own upturned noses, and it’s hard to believe that they are concerned about us now when most of them either gleefully joined in, or stood silently by, in the last two years as our freedoms were stripped away and the entire population was subjected to a campaign of media and medical terrorism.
The SDLP’s posters state ‘People First’, this is the same party that a few short months ago was calling for the unvaccinated to be excluded from society. Now, it’s ‘People First’, do they really think we have forgotten. They must think our memories are as short lived as their election promises.
And Sinn Pfizer’s are ‘Time for a Change’. That I certainly agree with but not the change these fascists have in mind, judging by their actions in the last 2, or rather 30+, years. The party that, along with the Ulster Unionists, banned people from graveyards, beaches and forests. Beaches and forests are two of the best places for your mental and physical health, and the importance of graveyards as a comfort to the recently bereaved is immeasurable. When it comes to self-righteous grandstanding it is hard to beat Sinn Fein’s absolute hypocrisy.
Then we have the newbies, People Before Profit but I didn’t hear a word from them when the profits of the pharmaceutical industry were rocketing at the expense of the health and well-being of the people. Profits before People more like - maybe that should be Pfizer’s new corporate by-line, after all, that is what they have been doing for years anyway!
The Socialist Party are touting ‘We cannot afford this system/Capitalism’. But they only have to look back to the old Soviet Union and Mao’s China to see what the price of ‘socialism’ was, an estimated 65 million dead. A better slogan would be, Flogging the Dead Horse! Good luck with that one!
But in the midst of this manufactured economic crisis, (I know, another one!) what can we ‘afford’? The lie of Theresa May’s ‘there is no magic money tree’, has now been laid bare for all to see and not just in the last 2 years. The government has been happily printing money to pay for the ‘covid’ crisis. There was no shortage of capital for the government and their cronies when their snouts were buried in the ‘covid’ trough. But for years we were told that the 2008 banking crisis was the reason the health service and other public services were being starved of funding. Now, of course, we know the story of that ‘crisis’, caused and manufactured by the banking industry and they still got to walk away with all the money and all the property and we were left to pay for it all, as usual.
The rise of crypto currency shows that the entire monetary system is fake as well. There is now and never was any need for austerity or poverty, it would be quite easy to equalise the opportunities in society and life in general but we will never get it from a political party, at least not from any of the present incumbents touting for a soft seat and a deep pocket in Stormont. The move from money in your pocket to numbers on a screen lays bare the falsehood of monetary economics, just add in a few more numbers. I’m not sure what the biggest scam in history is, banking, Christianity, or 20th/21st century ‘health’ care. Hmmm…
Anyway, in next week’s fake democratic election, in my area, the Sinn Pfizer sheep and the SDLP supporting, middle classes will in all likely turn out and put them back in power so don’t expect to see anything changing around here soon, except the value of the fake pound in your pocket, at least, until it is taken away and replaced with the score on your social credit card and your biometric ID.
And in case all this fakery is too much for you, then Mark Zuckerberg can offer you a fake life to go with all the other fake stuff. You can forget all your troubles and plug into the Metaverse and live a fake life with a fake avatar, obviously a much slimmer, smarter and better-looking version of yourself, until such times as you lose all consciousness of reality and become the first human battery in the AI takeover. The Matrix awaits…
And the Oscar for best actor in a leading role goes to Voldemort…sorry, Volodymr Valensky for his role as the President of Ukraine! And doesn’t he deserve it ladies and gentlemen, oops… sorry, people with penises and vagina’s, a big round of applause, please! What a career this guy has had, from playing the president, to being the president, can you believe it!! As you may or may not know, Mr Valensky first took on this role in 2015 when he played the president of Ukraine in the series Servant of the People. He was so good that he was given the job for real in 2019, helped in no small part by the CIA and the world shadow government, who orchestrated a coup in 2014 and got rid of the democratically elected President of Ukraine, Victor Yanukovych. You can see the story of this in Oliver Stone’s production Ukraine on Fire (link below) but you better hurry because big tech are doing their best to censor it, along with the globalists who have even made their own propaganda version, Winter on Fire, just to try and confuse the masses.
His other less well known roles include Igor in Love in Vegas; Igor again, in No Love and the City; and Igor again, in Lyubov V Bolshom Gorode 2. Surprisingly, he also played Napoleon in Corporal vs Napoleon which probably gave him the experience he needed for his role as the President of Ukraine, the series and the reality. You couldn’t make it up!! But Bono did, so moved was he by Zelensky’s heroism that he wrote a poem in praise of him for St Patrick’s Day, comparing him to St Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland. (Quick! Pass me the sick bag euugghh!) Personally, I think a few verses of Send in the Clowns would have been a more appropriate tribute and, of course, we won’t make any mention at all of Hunter Biden, pay offs, corruption, dodgy gas deals etc. etc…
Talking of the Oscars, I was surprised there even was an Oscar’s this year, I didn’t think they had made enough movies in the last year to provide enough choices for the Oscars. I thought Hollywood had abandoned all original thought and were just re-making a female/lgbtqiaomgwtfit+ version of every previously successful movie. Look out for the female version of 12 Angry Men, 12 Pre-menstrual Women and the inclusive version of 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, 7 Life Partners for 7 Life Partners (but life does not mean like, liiiffe, it means that for the time of their lives they wish to spend together until they decide to consciously uncouple because marriage is a construct of the white patriarchy!) Coming soon to a cinema near you!
And, finally, to the Oscars, where Chris Rock got bitch-slapped, by Will Smith, for trying to be Ricky Gervais. Well, they had to do something to get people to watch! Then Will won an Oscar and blubbered on about love, being a vessel for love and how he has been called by God to lead his people, to be a river for his people, yadda, yadda, ya… Is this a black people thing? I mean, you know the way some white people get a bit of an ‘I’m the messiah’ complex when they become famous, think Bono, Sting, Bob Geldof, do black people, when they become successful, think they are going to be the next Dr King? Hmm…
William Shakespeare famously wrote, ‘All the worlds a stage and all the men and women merely players’ (although he wouldn’t get away with that line now! ‘All the people with penises and vaginas…’ just not the same, is it? ). Sadly, that is what the Bono’s, Will Smiths and Zelensky’s of the world forget, they are just actors/comedians/singers, like the Thunbergs, paid performers following someone else’s script. Whether they are blubbering at the Oscars or writing poems, they are not Gods, or messiahs, or even competent leaders, they are just little people with big egos and no moral conscience, dressing their hypocrisy up in self-righteous indignation, puppets parroting the latest line in propaganda for those who pull the strings, (try saying that after a few beers!). And when they start pontificating again remember the words of Shakespeare which never seemed more appropriate ‘it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing’.
Exaunt, stage right…
With the beginning of Lent, I am doing another media detox. Perfectly timed to avoid the latest onslaught of propaganda now aimed at Russia with covid miraculously disappearing from sight.
Can you see the pattern now?
· Fake issue whipped up to hysterical levels by the media,
· Self-righteous virtue-signalling by ‘celebrities’ and the sheep bleating along on social media
· Gesture politicking in sport (football/Formula 1 etc.)
· The castigation and ostracising of anyone who disagrees or questions what is going on, although few have dared to disagree publicly yet, even GB News have joined in all things anti-Putin.
· Collections and donations from you to help the afflicted and given to whoever because they will never have to account for what they collect.
All designed and managed by the global ‘elites’ in their war against humanity to control all the energy, resources, information/knowledge, food and population in their relentless march towards their New World Order/Great Reset, where you will be monitored and watched 24/7 by AI. Your rights and freedom will be just a distant memory as the bankers, corporations, Bilderburgers and Schwabs of this world keep you safe (under their thumb/jackboot?), where you will own nothing and be happy, whether you want to be or not! And where they will own everything and be much happier because the rules they impose on you, do not apply to them.
Well, so much for the global warming! A good snowfall this morning made the drive to work rather treacherous and definitely added a few more grey hairs to my head. That winter sparkle has it's own unique beauty which you cannot help but admire, although it doesn't help the drive when I'm trying to watch the road and admire the scenery at the same time! But it only snows in winter so you have to enjoy it while you can or as the man says:
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
And from the beauty of nature to the ugliness of man. It begins in Ukraine and there are reports of Chinese aircraft over Taiwan. We stand with bated breath...
The poetry has been a tad neglected recently but this popped up today in my emails so I thought I would share it. We have lost out a lot in the last couple of years, I have said goodbye to two beloved aunts, my mum and several members of the extended family. I also lost a very good friend last year to cancer, whose name was Vincent, and his anniversary is coming up soon, so this struck a chord. I miss him very much and will continue to do so as he was one of the few people I could talk to about anything, and we used to have some great conversations. Time does not always heal but we do find ways to live with our losses and move on, to some degree. Ultimately, we have to, but I am thankful for having known all those lovely people and the good times we shared. Gone but not forgotten.
Time Does Not Bring Relief (Sonnet II)
By Edna St. Vincent Millay
does not bring relief; you all have lied
Who told me time would ease me of my pain!
I miss him in the weeping of the rain;
I want him at the shrinking of the tide;
The old snows melt from every mountain-side,
And last year’s leaves are smoke in every lane;
But last year’s bitter loving must remain
Heaped on my heart, and my old thoughts abide.
There are a hundred places where I fear
To go,—so with his memory they brim.
And entering with relief some quiet place
Where never fell his foot or shone his face
I say, “There is no memory of him here!”
And so stand stricken, so remembering him.
Life is full of endings, people come and go as we move
through life, get married, have children, move house, change jobs and lives
diverge into separate paths and futures.
We have a tendency to believe more in happy endings which probably stems from a life of watching movies and reading fiction, where everything works out in the end, everyone lives happily ever after, most of the time: the estranged child and parent make peace, the parted lovers finally get it together, the evil corporation is made to pay and the villain is brought to justice. If only life were so simple.
The last two years have seen the ending of a lot of things we took for granted, friendships that we thought would last forever have been broken beyond repair. Friends and acquaintances, who we once thought of as liberal and open-minded, turned into strangers/fascists overnight, parroting the propaganda pumped out by the media in their campaign of terror against the population that those who dared to disagree with the narrative should be ‘expelled from all society, rounded up into camps or forcibly jabbed’. All concerns about bodily autonomy, or human rights, forgotten, or pushed aside, and their conscience ignored, leaving behind a bitter aftertaste.
With the ending of restrictions for some and, hopefully, the end of this particular bout of insanity, we should take some time and reflect on our actions and behaviour. We should also review the information we were given, and by whom, and question as to why the ‘scientist’s’ got is so wrong, and why did the government continue to listen to them and enact policy on that basis. Why does government policy appear to be based on the latest media hysteria and not on logic or actual evidence? Computer models can only provide information from the data that has been inputted and if the data is flawed, then the results will be flawed too.
Sadly, the misery inflicted by covid is still not enough for the globalists who are now doing their utmost to start a war with Russia. (The lunatics are still running the asylum) This is something they have been trying to do for many years and have created the fake ‘threatened invasion’ of Ukraine along with the false flag attack on a nursery school. Although, no one mentions the invasion of Ukraine by western forces which remains largely ignored by the media,(or the fascism in Canada) as they gather on the border with Russia, or is it only an invasion when it is done by those not on the side of the corporate and banking cartels? Who exactly is threatening who? Is it also a coincidence that Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, have been involved in a lot of dirty dealings in Ukraine, the details of which, and contents of the latter’s laptop, again largely ignored by the mainstream media.
Fortunately, most people are not swallowing the lies which you can see from the comments on news articles. People are waking up and seeing through the propaganda and realise that much of what they were told and believed were lies constructed to further the interests of the global ‘elite’, as they like to think of themselves. The question is, can we stop this? We have the mainstream media pumping out the hype as they did with covid and everything now comes with a large dose of hysterical over-reaction. We can’t even have a bit of winter weather without warnings of ‘threat to life!’ But the biggest threat to life and a bit of peace, is the government, their corporate and banking masters and the hysterical media. Just look at this news article - How would a nuclear war between the US and Russia play out? (msn.com) – it is complete insanity.
Thankfully, most people are ignoring the hype and aren’t really taking it seriously and who can blame them. We are all tired after covid, and I, for one, am sick of the constant fearmongering. Why can we not be left to live our too short lives in peace? Most people do not want 10 houses or billions in the bank, no one needs billions but think how much good those billions could do if they were put to good use and managed differently or used to really improve our lives. What most of us want is to be left in peace, to get a fair days pay for a fair days work, to be able to enjoy time with our families and friends, have the odd holiday and follow our leisure interests or hobbies without this never ending harassment. It really isn’t a lot to ask but still we cannot be left in peace. When and where will this nonsense end?
By way of a shout out to the Canadian truckers and to show my support, I thought I would share this video from Not the Nine O'Clock News from a few years ago. Just the thing for a wet and miserable Wednesday morning. Enjoy!
I wrote this a few years ago when I was working on the show about mental health, Waving not Drowning. I came across it the other night when I was going over some old files. I wasn't sure if I had posted it before but I can't find it on the blog. I thought it very appropriate for now. The director of the show rejected it as she didn't think people would know what the reference to Tom Cruise was about and also, that medication can help people, sometimes. I wasn't looking to present a balanced debate, I was pointing out how the field of psychiatry in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders appeared to be labeling normal human emotion and behaviour as a mental health problem and then to medicate it. The title was something I heard in a programme about ADHD, that pharmaceutical companies, with the complicity of the medical profession, were creating illnesses so they could sell more tablets. Apologies if it was posted before.
An Ill for Every Pill
In the science of psychiatry, although Tom Cruise would disagree
We like to watch and see if we can find, those little anomalies in your mind
then label them from our dictionary and give it a medical pathology.
Because we’ve got an ill for every pill
Just pick which one you’d like
and we can keep you medicated
for the rest of your natural life
‘The house burned down, my husband died
and now I’m feeling low’.
‘No, no my dear, you are depressed
Now take the pills and go
My childs too active he won’t sit down,
What am I to do?’
Just bring him in and we’ll settle him
With a daily dose of Ritalin
We’ve got valium and citalopram
and don’t forget the prozac
They’ll dull the pain and stop you feeling
But keep you coming back!
and if they don’t work
and you can’t see the Doc
Then there are others you can buy
there’s always the soluble solpadeine
or give neurofen plus a try
That codeine adds a nice little kick
And will brighten any dull day but more importantly for us
it keeps the pharmaceuticals in pay
and even though, over time, they might make you sick
We’ll have another pill to cure that ill
Because that’s our cleverest trick
My mother passed away just over two weeks ago, thanks in no small part to Astra Zeneca, Pfizer and the National Death…sorry ‘Health’ Service. I’m the first to admit she had an underlying condition, Type 2 diabetes but she was far from the grave, as the consultant said, when she was first admitted, and yet, that is exactly where she is now.
When admitted, after blacking out at home and collapsing, she was diagnosed with pericarditis, (there’s a lot of it and myocarditis going around and organ failure) then they found blood clots in her lungs. So, in trying to manage the balance of fluids in and fluids out, she was in for several weeks as mentioned in the previous post.
She was so depressed they decided to send her home and treat her in the community. She had also suffered a mini stroke which initially affected her speech, but rectified itself within a few days but her short term memory was slightly affected. She was due to go home the Monday before Christmas. On the Saturday night, the Ward Manager decided she would move her to another Ward, (her fifth or sixth move, I’m not sure, I lost count) against the orders of the consultant that she wasn’t to be moved. She had been in a 4 bed ward and was moved to a single room in the new wing of the hospital, which has been built in preparation for the switch to private care, although no one will admit it publicly yet. She woke about six o’clock in the morning needing to use the bathroom. What happened next, remains unclear, no one knows if she called for assistance or tried to go herself but, if she did, no one came, as they were all on their tea-break. She was found lying on the floor afterwards with a broken hip and from there, went downhill rapidly. I cannot even begin to describe how completely sickened I was on getting that news on the Sunday morning, or how angry. She was in so much pain, they couldn’t leave her so they did a hip replacement on Christmas Eve.
Her mental state before the fall, and afterwards, was masked by the morphine she was on for the pain but she didn’t improve when they took her off it. I wonder now if she suffered another or several small strokes, or maybe it was the 15 different medications that were being pumped into her per day on an empty stomach. With the rules around visits, I didn’t see her for the first 7 weeks of her stay, but was able to see her when she was in Ward 44, and Ward 22, after the fall, but did not see her after the operation until she got home. The decline was shocking. She finally got home on 6 January, a pale shadow of the woman she had been a mere 13 weeks previously – physically unable to walk or stand, and at least 2 stone lighter. Mentally, it was as if the lights had gone out, her emotional connections were broken. She passed away peacefully on 17 January, after slipping into unconsciousness the day before - a small consolation, after three months of hell.
There was a surge in deaths in our town after Christmas, from strokes, heart attacks and sudden onset organ failure. But because most of them were elderly, or over 60, no one is going to even bother to investigate. Maybe some of them would have happened anyway, but even the local priest spoke out about the unprecedented numbers and is strongly anti-CV jabs, even if his church isn’t. But as I keep pointing out, these jabs are not vaccines, they are m-RNA gene therapy, and no one is even bothering to ask where they are getting the RNA from. Is it from animals, aborted foetuses or is it synthetic? No one can think straight with all the hysteria and the media just keep pumping out the fear and propaganda.
It has been a strange two years and feels even more surreal now, the world before wasn’t perfect but God, I miss it. The world now is in an absolute mess, engineered, of course, by the powers behind the political puppets so that they can implement the Great Reset. I’m sure all the anti-Trumpers are delighted with Joe, what a great president, driving the US into the worst economic and social mess in history, and now trying to start a war with Russia – good luck with that one!
And over here we have ‘partygate’. The absurdity of it all, they partied, unafraid and uncaring, while you masked, distanced and volunteered yourself as a guinea pig for the pharmaceutical industry. Granny was left to die alone as mass hysteria and lunacy swept over the population. Common sense forgotten in the midst of it all and the most basic questions regarding facts and scientific evidence, not even asked, as humanity lost their minds and their humanity.
My family like many others have been fractured by this, you would have thought the loss of my mother would have brought them together and started a healing process but, unfortunately, not. Those in thrall to the medical profession refuse to even discuss the possibility that they were duped, it’s hard to reason with those who are screaming hysterically, or maybe they are now so afraid of what may be ahead for them, as they are all jabbed, that they dare not believe they have been used, or that their own government could set them up like this.
My mother’s cousin is still in hospital and suffering from what can only be described as derangement. Yet, the doctors can find nothing physically wrong with her. If they performed a D-dimer test they might find an answer.
They are pushing hard now to get rid of Boris, maybe he isn’t fascist enough for the puppet masters or maybe he has served his usefulness and they don’t need him for the next stage of the plan, it all feels a bit engineered doesn't it. The pattern is becoming more obvious, create a crisis, get the media to whip it up to hysteria levels and then magically present the solution.
The FOI request made by GB News reveals that 17,500 people died with ‘Covid’ alone. Which is about 3k less than a normal flu year and the average age was 82.5 years, one year above the national average, and let’s not even get started on the figures for the monumental waste of our money on PPE or Nightingale Hospitals.
With truckers across the world joining those in Canada in staging protests, it feels like it is the beginning of the end of the insanity, although lunatics like Trudeau and Ardern are holding fast and threatening to be even more fascist. Will humanity prevail? I’m not sure because it feels as if something profound has been lost and, as my mother was hastened to her death, so I feel that humanity has been hastened to their demise.
Back in the 1960’s, John Calhoun conducted experiments with mice by building them a Utopian society were all their needs were met. Initially, there was an explosion in the population, but the population never reached its potential maximum and eventually tapered off and died. He tried the experiment with many other animals and the outcome was always the same and followed the same pattern, the societies grew and then collapsed. Looking at where we are now, between the ‘woke’ but not awake hysteria, and the destruction wrought by covid, I predict that within thirty years we, in the west, will be living like Romanians were in the 1950’s. While Calhoun’s experiments are taken as a possible demonstration of what happens with over-population, I took from it that it was more a warning about the dangers of a universal income and what would happen in a society when all the needs are met without any effort. We have the ‘snowflake/woke’ generation at present, who have never known want or poverty and the same patterns seem to be evolving. I have included a link to interviews with Dr Calhoun and would encourage you to learn more about his experiments. Then look around you at our present society and see if you can draw parallels.
But whatever the future holds for us, the road ahead is not going to be smooth, all I can advise is to sharpen up your survival skills and stock your cupboards. I think the worst is yet to come especially, if the lunatics are intent on war with Russia.
But in the midst of all the gloom, there is one bit of good news, Mark Zuckerberg lost millions this week when Facebook/Metaverse stock took a big hit. Apparently, Facebook has peaked and is hemorrhaging users/viewers like the mainstream media. It seems life through a screen has lost its attraction and when you censor and shut down your own customers/products, what do you expect? Like David Aames, it seems people want to live a real life. Here’s to hoping they will be able or allowed to.
It’s all been a bit of a ‘good news/bad news time recently but then life is probably like that all the time. On the good news front, Number 1 grandson arrived a few weeks ago and all is well.
On the bad news front, up until this point I avoided writing about the ‘vaccines’ as I wanted to observe for myself what was going on and not just believe everything posted online. There were several sudden and unexpected deaths in our local town, but I am only aware of one family who blamed it on the jab which, of course, the ‘health professionals’ denied. I am not privy to the medical information of the others so I cannot comment.
Most of my family got ‘vaccinated’ and until recently no one seemed to be suffering from any adverse effects. However, my mother got the Pfizer booster back in October along with the flu jab. She previously had the Astrazeneca and I tried to persuade her to reconsider as she did not know how they would react with each other, as none of these jabs have been through proper human trials (this is the human trial). So, a few days after, she took ill with pericarditis and has now been in hospital for 8 weeks with no foreseeable date for release. Complicated further, as she had a minor stroke at the weekend and is in decline, not just physically but spiritually. 9 weeks in hospital would make anyone lose the will to live.
Prior to the jab, my mother had no trouble with her heart, she is diabetic and was having a few issues with her kidneys, but she was being seen regularly by the hospital and things were ticking along ok. She was mobile, fully cognisant and living independently, although she couldn’t manage the heavier aspects of housework which I took care of. Sadly, her mobility is now reduced and she will not be able to live alone again, if she ever does get out of hospital.
Then I learned yesterday that an elderly cousin of hers had a physical collapse after receiving the booster and was in hospital for two weeks; the medical professionals could not find anything clinically wrong. She got home yesterday and was like a zombie, I was shocked when I saw her, from the woman that she was not so long ago. This lady is in her early nineties and walked into town twice a week to get her own shopping and walked home again, albeit she doesn’t live far from the town centre, and lived independently in her own home. Now she will need carers and cannot be left alone.
My son in law also believes the jab killed his grandfather, he took ill within hours of having it and then passed away from a heart attack. He was fit and walked every day and was a keen gardener. And a neighbour of mine who is only in her early sixties also had a stroke within days of having it.
Were the jabs to blame? No one in the medical profession is going to say yes and who cares about a few old people to bother investigating any further? The conspiracy of silence from the medical and ‘health’ professionals sickens me.
Sportsmen and women have been dropping dead of heart attacks at an alarming rate and Sergio Aguero has had to retire with heart trouble but still the media and political puppets push on with the experimental jab without morals, without conscience, without a care for anyone except their own self-serving agendas. Pfizer Macht Frei or, as we say here in N Ireland, Sinn Pfizer Macht Frei!
The full story of this fraud will not be known for many years, if ever, as they control the media and try to control the narrative. Who knows what the long term effects of these experiments will be and by the time it is known, the protagonists will be long gone.
Pfizer have asked for their papers on the jab to be kept under lock and key for 55 years. Nothing to see there, I’m sure! And their profits for the last year are up 124%. The complicit will be well paid, it only cost them their humanity. God knows what it is going to cost us, our children and grandchildren.
And within all this concern for our ‘health’, there hasn’t been a word about sunshine, fresh air, a good diet of real food or keeping active, or anything that will naturally boost your immunity. They closed the gyms and banned people from the beach, and the forests and woodlands but kept the off-licenses open because they really care.
For humanities sake, please stop complying, hold the line and hold your nerve, it can be done, I’ve still never worn a mask or taken any of their jabs and what a miracle, I’m still alive and well. If you’re getting calls offering you one and feeling the pressure, tell them you’ll take it from the doctor over a phone or zoom call. They won’t see patients so play them at their own game.
And from the Ghandi book of small acts of civil disobedience, make appointments for jabs and then don’t show up. I know a few people who are doing that. Please try, it is going to get worse before it gets better, we are sleepwalking into tyranny and no one can stop it but us.
A bit of good news to finish on, for me at least. I bought an electric piano with a view to teaching number 1 granddaughter, as I played violin many years ago and piano too, for a while. The great thing about the electric piano is that you can plug in the headphones and play away without worrying about hitting bum notes, or annoying the neighbours! I still remember the staves, notes and most of the theory, and started playing again too, a bit rusty but making good progress. It helps to keep me sane as the world slides into totalitarianism; I’ve already learned Beethoven’s Ode to Joy and am working on Moonlight Sonata, something uplifting amongst the insanity.
What a season! What a race! What an ending! Massive congratulations to Max Verstappen for winning but also for making this one of the most memorable Formula 1 season's ever. Well done! Can't wait for next season!
There is a great show on Netflix, Drive to Survive, a behind the scenes look at the previous seasons. Definitely worth checking out, even if you're not a fan. My sister and her hubby watched it and are now avid followers too. I hope they were filming this year.
Greta Doomsberg - You can stick your climate crisis up your ass! My thoughts exactly
The government has mandated compulsory vaccines for all front line NHS workers from April next year, so, I will probably be losing my job. Although, not technically a frontline worker, I do deal with the public face to face quite often, and we can’t have the public exposed to the ‘unclean’.
So, why don’t they do it now, why wait until April? Because by April, the winter rush will be over and patient numbers will be down. This will still cause a collapse of the health care system, after all they are struggling already with the backlog caused by ‘covid’ and, when it does, the private sector will then step in and take it over. So, start looking for private health insurance because you’ll be needing it and goodbye NHS!
But, of course, it won’t be the government and their corrupt practices that will be blamed, it will be those selfish workers who won’t put their lives on the line for the NHS and their patients, and all the (self-righteous) vaccinated will be lining up to point the finger too.
I wonder if this is merely the first step and how long will it be before it is extended to all employments? After all, teachers deal with our most ‘vulnerable’ children, will they also be forced to vaccinate so they don’t put ‘lives in danger’? And will the next move be to exclude the unvaccinated from all employments where there is face to face contact with the general public?
Does no one else see the danger in an employer being able to dictate what health treatments a worker has to get? What if your boss thinks you need a bit of botox to keep the wrinkles at bay or a boob job? After all, you don’t want the delicate general public to be faced with the reality of growing old and possibly dying, because everyone must be protected now from illness and death, and anything else that might upset generation snowflake and their cowardly parents.
I was to go and see Van Morrison this Thursday but now I can’t attend it either as our local council have introduced medical apartheid. You can’t enter the hallowed halls of the Millenium Forum without proof of vaccination or a test to show that you are disease free. I will not be partaking. I have drawn the line and will no longer give credence to this fraud in any way, shape or form. No testing, no vaccines and no emotional, or financial blackmail, and I am prepared to put my life on the line for it. My patience has run out and as long as people keep doing what they say, the restrictions will get tighter and tighter.
Remember ‘3 weeks to save the NHS and flatten the curve’ – now week 85, vaccine passports and compulsory vaccination. They’ve screwed you over on that one too, and now your ‘passport’ won’t be any good until you take the booster and God knows what the next mandates will be, as long as they keep getting away with it. Jab 3 is on the way, no doubt, and you’ll probably still be sitting at week 135 waiting on jab 5/6 so that you have access to medical treatment, a night out or just your job.
Spring 2020 – Clap for NHS Heroes. Spring 2022 – You’re sacked!
The power is ours, if we stand together but, unfortunately, we don’t. So, techno-feudalism, here we come!
Greta Doomsberg, blah blah, blah - my thoughts exactly.
I got up this morning to the first frost of the winter. Not even Halloween and frost already. It has been reported that Arctic sea ice is at high levels this year and this is usually a sign of a cold winter to come. Well, it's still only autumn but winter has started and, I think, there is snow forecast for the high ground in Scotland too, this weekend.
I came across an article recently which said that Bill Gates and friends are lining up to start mining minerals in Greenland. Apparently, Greenland has loads of minerals under the ice which are needed for technology and that is why they keep trying to convince us that the ice is melting. If you believe the ice is gone, you won't mind so much, or maybe won't even be aware that they will be there digging it up. After all, how many of us will be up around Greenland to see what is really going on?
On a related topic, we have been told for many years now that there is an island of plastic the size of Texas in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I recently tried to find a picture of this and couldn't get one. I got drawings and photos of small areas of plastic waste but no image of this supposedly large island of plastic. Surely, if it is there, it has been photographed from satellites or drones? Does anyone have a picture of this? Or is this another case of, out of sight, so lie all you want about it?
Insulate Britain do have a point regarding better insulation for our homes but their tactics only serve to annoy people and, to be honest, I've seen a couple of interviews with their spokespersons and, quite frankly, they are nuts!
I also recently listened to a talk by, I think, Alan Watts, or it might have been Max Igan, but I'm not entirely sure, I'll have to try and find it again. He, whoever he was, was saying that the world is insane, but because we are born into the insanity, we think it is normal. And although the insanity is right there for us all to see,(especially at the moment), we are blind to it because we live in it, and our parents basically programmed us to go along with it all, just like their parents did to them, and so the perpetual cycle of insanity continues ad infinitum.
Just sit and think about what is going on in the world at the moment, what sane adult would walk around with a mask on rather than freely breathe the air, or let a pharmaceutical company inject you with an unknown experimental substance with no knowledge of what it is or the possible side, or long term, effects? And why are we taking 'health' advice from the likes of Boris Johnson, a man so reprehensibly corrupt and irresponsible, he can't even manage to put on a condom. Or Nicola Sturgeon, a woman so anally retentive it would take a crow bar to open up her sphincter, and for whom the word 'fun' is a concept completely beyond her comprehension.
Or Bill Gates? Take some time and go and watch some interviews with this man, talking about 'sticking needles into children' and the most recent one about Epstein. This man is a psychopath, yet, he is allowed to dictate health policy to the entire fecking world! And we are listening to these people and letting them tell us what to do! I watched a clip last night of a man being arrested for sunbathing on a beach in Australia, SUNBATHING ON A BEACH!!! Can you really not see the insanity of all this? Just look at some of the 'rules' that were imposed by the petty dictators in the last year, - here in N Ireland they banned people from graveyards (we couldn’t have the dead spreading covid!) - Dan Andrews told people in Australia they had to keep their mask on when eating and drinking. Really, where is the fecking logic in any of this? It's beyond insane!
But it isn't just today, look back at the wars and misery humanity has engineered and inflicted on one another. How could any sane person send someone's child out to murder others, so they can claim a piece of land, or impose an ideology? Or what about a world that allows a child to starve when others are allowed to hoard billions, which they could not spend in ten lifetimes, never mind one; and whose egos are so large, they can spend millions on a day trip to space, but won't pay one of their own employees more than the bare minimum wage. It is insane and we allow this insanity to go on around us every day!
I used to think I was crazy because I could never fit into the world in the way others wanted me to. I remember on many occasions being told to 'wise up', often just for questioning and challenging the status quo, or asking why. An insult that was also levelled at me at the start of this nonsense, because I challenged the lies and refused to comply with the nonsense. But, I was, and still am, prepared to stand and fight my corner for freedom and truth, regardless of what the frightened sheep bleat.
I don't fit in and now I see that I never will, at least as long as it keeps going as it is, and thank God for that! I realise now that I have been calling out the insanity for most of my life whether it was the dogma of Catholicism, the egotism of teachers, or the idiocy of rules and people in authority who have disappeared up their own rectum. If you think this world is sane, then I am more than happy if you think I am not. We are living in a world of lies and half-truths but, mostly, complete and utter nonsense, and I, for one, will not go along with it. Not that I ever did, and on those rare occasions when I tried, I always felt that I had let myself down.
We are being led by lunatics and egotistical morons, who are leading us on a merry dance through bedlam. Why would anyone with a modicum of intelligence, or the capacity to think critically, take someone like Boris Johnson or Nicola Sturgeon seriously, they are not just ridiculous but stupid, just plain old dumb and dumber. Yet doctors and medical professionals, educated people, around the world are going along with their insanity.
I watched Noam Chomsky recently talk about what a real education is, he said a real education is not about the learning of facts, it is about learning 'how to think'. I see now that many of our 'health' professionals and those in positions of authority are just people with good memories, who can remember what they have been told, but lack the capacity to think for themselves, or apply critical thinking and logic, which makes them vulnerable not just to manipulation, but also to corruption.
Buddhism says that life is suffering and that is true, up to a point, anyone born to live will eventually suffer the pain of illness and death. However, life is really not that hard, or least it does not have to be. I’ve noticed that when things are right, life flows, it is easy, it is not hard or complicated at all. It is us, we make it difficult, we imprison ourselves in rules that someone else made and allow ourselves to be made miserable by them. It is how our society is structured that makes it difficult, as the Aboriginal man said, before the white man, the land was free, the food was free and the doctor was free. If only! Nothing is free now, you’re not even ‘free’ to breathe the air, and every day it tears away another little piece of your soul.
Life does not have to be this difficult but we have allowed it to become so. We have let the lunatics take over the asylum and run the show and as long as we keep obeying their instructions, then it will continue and will become more and more difficult. Do you really want to stay in the institution for the rest of what remains of your life, or do you want out, the choice is yours, it is time to wise up.
So in between art attacks I was reading a lot over the summer. I finished the Tom Rob Smith Trilogy which includes Child 44, The Secret Speech and Agent 6. I would definitely recommend them. Child 44 was made into a film, I haven’t seen it but my sons didn’t think it was up to much.
One of the local charity shops has a whole room of second hand books so I pick up most of my fiction there quite cheaply. They always get them back when I’ve finished with them, so it’s a win, win all round. I read some ‘womens’ fiction, if you’re allowed to call it that now. Anita Shreve’s, A Change in Altitude and one called Home but I cannot remember who wrote it, Trophy Child by Paula Daly, and The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan. You could rattle through them in a day or two and they won’t tax your brain too much. One of the reasons why I don’t particularly like ‘women’s’ fiction is that the central characters are always so bloody weak and drippy. And it’s all a bit ‘Oh no! Gerald is shagging the au pair again, and that’s the third time this week, whatever am I going to do? But I still love him so much!’ It hard to feel much sympathy for the characters when it usually turns out she started shagging Gerald at the Christmas party when his wife was 6 months pregnant. But they’re a cheap read and it’s probably the only way I would ever read them, I wouldn’t spend good money on them. One exception was Sail Away by Celia Imrie. I got this as part of my prize for winning the Haiku competition and really enjoyed it, so this is one I would recommend and will definitely read more of hers.
I’m not a great reader of fiction and prefer autobiography over other genres. But as I worked my way through The Gulag Archipelago, I needed a break now and again, as the brutality was quite harrowing at times and, more so, at present, as we seem to be sleep walking back into totalitarianism. Everyone should read this book, it should be on the Secondary School curriculum. It is an appalling indictment of man’s inhumanity to man and, as I’ve said before, Stalin killed no one, it was the ordinary Russians who ‘followed’ the orders of the tyrant. They estimate 14 million Russians died in World War 2 and 17 million Chinese. They estimate 65 million died under Stalin and Mao, killed by their own, murdered and starved. An appalling lesson from history that everyone should know about, but seems to have been forgotten by our glorious leaders and their minions. Ignore the lessons of history at your peril!
Other good reads were Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. The Geisha who the book was based on was not impressed with Arthur’s interpretation and wrote her own story afterwards. I have it on the Kindle but haven’t read it yet, but I would still recommend Memoirs.
Other fictions were John Grisham’s The Appeal. I enjoyed this up to a point and it felt very relevant considering it’s themes of political and corporate corruption. There is no happy ending to this one so don’t read it if you’re feeling depressed, it just might tip you over the edge especially with ‘life’, if you could call it that, at present.
On the rest of the reading list was Wilbur Smith’s Blue Horizon, this is book 11 in a whole series about the Courtney family but I haven’t read any of the others. It was a bit of an epic and set in Africa in the early days of colonialism. I did enjoy it and will look out for the others.
John Case’s The Genesis Code was ok. I could see where it was going quite early on, part of the ending didn’t quite gel, but it was ok and worth a read, if you’re not looking for anything too taxing on the brain cells.
Since it was a bit of a Russian summer, I also read Shallow Graves in Siberia by Michael Krupe. This took me back to autobiography. He was a Polish national and this is the story of how he ended up in the gulags and managed to escape both them, and the Jesuits, eventually ending up in Britain. A happy ending for once! I would strongly recommend it. A great read and a reminder of just how amazing the human spirit can be and what we can endure and overcome.
And after all that, and to continue on the Russian theme, I was trawling through some music on Youtube and came across this stunning piece by Tchaikovsky. I’m a big fan of Tchaikovsky but I had never heard of this one, it is called Hymn of the Cherubim. It has to be the most beautiful piece of music I have ever heard and it gives me great pleasure to share it with you all today. It shows that even though we can be absolutely appalling to one another, we can also be beautiful and wonderful, and this is a demonstration of what humanity can produce when we are at our absolute best. Food for the soul that speaks to God. Turn out the lights, turn up the volume and let your soul soar to the heavens. Amen!
Well I've been busy working on this for the last few weeks so the blog has been a bit neglected recently. But it's off to it's new home tomorrow so I'll get back to a bit of writing then, hopefully. I haven't painted much in the last 18 months and was glad to be asked to do this as it got my painting muscles going again and I think it's the best version of this I've done so far. There are a few details I'm not entirely happy with but I might get them corrected before I let it go.
I don't normally sign my painting's at the front, I usually just sign and date the back of the canvas but I was asked to sign it at the front so he or rather she who pays the piper calls the tune!
The Taliban have now taken over Afghanistan again which is a surprise to no one, it would seem, but the politicians, especially when it was reported a few weeks ago that they were in talks with China.
Realistically, no one in the West was ever going to succeed in Afghanistan because of one simple fact, you will never beat a man in his own country, especially a country as hard as Afghanistan, those people are like mountain goats, tough as old shoe leather. Any initial successes you may have, as with ‘shock and awe’ in Iraq, will fail in the long term because you are a foreigner in a foreign land, and unless you can flood the country with your own people to live there permanently, as the Chinese appear to have done in Tibet, then eventually you will have to leave. And what the west usually leaves behind is a mess of their own creation.
For comparison, the UK is 2.7 times smaller than Afghanistan and the might of the British Army could not win in the 6 counties of Northern Ireland, even with the support of the majority of the population.
When you turn off the technology and the news, as I have done several times this year, and take a step back, you have time to think and the bigger picture starts to reveal itself. I’ve been trying to figure out what is going on in the world with the ‘pandemic’ and what the end game is. There are plenty of theories online, most designed to generate fear and confusion, and most best ignored. But experience tells me it is always about money.
For years, I looked at the US and the military industrial complex as being the villains of world conflict and war. I now see that the military were just the pawns of the bankers and corporations who have been running the world for decades. We paid the costs of those wars with our taxes, and the banks and corporations took the profits, not to mention the costs in the thousands of lives that were wasted or the countries that were destroyed. It is now obvious that most western governments are corrupt and controlled by the banks/corporations, and act in their interests, not ours. They don’t give a damn about who is left sitting in poverty, or the decimation of the high street, or the destruction of the economy and job losses, as long as they make a profit.
The UK is now basically a second world country, or at least getting very close to it, a position that has accelerated under the ‘pandemic, and becoming less relevant on the world stage with every passing day. The US is the same, it is on its knees and deliberately engineered to be so. The corporations have abandoned the US and the west, they moved all the industry out to China and other Eastern countries, less costs and more profits, at least for now, and we’re left to watch the complete destruction of our economies and lives, while our leaders fiddle with their egos, fill their pockets and sell us out.
I never realised how much the world needed a strong US to keep the balance of power in the world, but the days of western dominance are over. There is a brain dead corporate shill in the White House, (remember Spitting Image when the presidents brain was missing, history repeats itself) politics across the west is riven with corruption and, as usual, it will be us who will ultimately pay the price.
I have included a link to a video I watched a couple of months ago down below, it is titled ‘Massive Chinese cities you never heard of. It’s only 7 minutes long and I would ask you to take the time and look at it. You will see just how far ahead of the west China is and how neglected and in decline we are.
The media, of course, are a big part of it too, cheerleading the destruction and keeping us distracted with the latest hysteria and ignoring the real issues, whether it’s BLM or ‘Trans rights’. By the way, where is all this ‘trans’ discrimination happening, are they denied work, can they not marry whoever they chose, are they excluded from society? They have the same rights as the rest of us, so what do we have that they don’t? They can mutilate their genitalia and call themselves Daphne, Josephine or Frank, who is stopping them indulging in their narcissistic, gender navel-gazing and denying them their ‘rights’? What specific rights are they being denied?
And BLM, where is the discrimination happening? Is it in jobs or housing? If they are so concerned with black lives, why don’t they start with gang crime, read Malcolm X, and look at what is needed in their own communities instead of screaming about white privilege.(I’m still waiting for mine to arrive, I’m sure it will be here any day now) Someone needs to tell them that Europe is white that is the way it is, that doesn’t make it racist. And someone tell Lewis Hamilton, Grand Prix racing started in Europe, if it was so racist, he wouldn’t be the world’s number one driver with 7 Grand Prix’s under his belt, and living a tax-avoiding lifestyle in Monaco with his millions. Go take a look at a white, working-class community in Britain and tell them about their white privilege.
Or, as a man, maybe highlight the problem of absent and excluded fathers which isn’t always down to men, as the feminist movement would have us believe. In my work, I have dealt with men who have been denied access to their children, even when there are Court orders in place, by vindictive and bitter women, and no one seems to be able to do anything about it, not the police or social services. Children need fathers too, masculinity is not toxic, and is just another agenda driven issue to divide us. The feminist movement have made men the enemy and I don’t care what they say, experience and every social survey will confirm, a stable home with 2 parents and a strong family network of support is still the best place to bring up children and has the best outcomes for both the children and society. As the African saying goes ‘It takes a village to raise a child’.
And, as usual, while we are all distracted and bickering among ourselves over the latest non-issue, the corporations continue to bleed us dry and are, literally, getting away with murder. Is it a coincidence that President Magufuli of Tanzania and President Moïse of Haiti, who both refused to enforce the vaccine, are now dead? Is that what happens when you stand in the way of the almighty profit? I hope President Bolsonaro of Brazil has good and trustworthy security.
I've been offline for a few weeks, taking a break from the world et al, and trying to get organised with art and writing. I started editing some of the older posts on the blog as I didn't quite get the tagging right in the early days. I've been trying to find a piece on Afghanistan I wrote some time ago, to no avail, so I'm going over the whole blog, editing and updating, I spent about 3 hours today on one page alone and still plenty more to get through. I'm also trying to organise a writing project but my writing is all over the house and I'm trying to get it all gathered in one place and put it into some sort of order. I really need to get this stuff organised as I can never find anything when I need it.
I have a painting to do too for someone who contacted me on Facebook so I got it started yesterday. It's in oil so it will take a few weeks with the drying time needed for the layers. I've also been reading a lot and will update with a book list soon as well.
Not much else to report, every day is like Groundhog day but I'm off to England next week and really looking forward to the break away. The zombie apocalypse is still in full swing here and it's getting to the point where I literally couldn't be bothered to leave the house, maybe if the weather was better, I might be more enthused but at the minute, there isn't much to tempt you to go anywhere.
On the plus side, I have seen a few more without masks out and about but, honestly, I'm sick of the whole thing now. I want my life back, I can't do work and home and nothing else, it's inhumane.
I no longer engage in conversation about CV or VC's and politely tell anyone who starts talking about it that if that is the only topic of conversation they have, then try someone else. I am not engaging with any of this nonsense anymore, I'm done with it.
HARE RAMA, HARE RAMA, RAMA RAMA, HARE HARE
All respect to Lord Krishna and his devotees!
As the next step on my spiritual journey, I went on a silent retreat last weekend, down in the beautiful county of Fermanagh which was run by the Hare Krishna’s. The retreat was held in a house just across from the island, Inis Rath, where the temple is, but we had a couple of trips over to it. We were over early on the Saturday morning and then back again on Sunday, after the retreat ended, to take part in their weekly feast.
The silence began on Friday night at 9.00pm and continued until 12 midday on Sunday. I hadn’t expected any difficulties maintaining the silence, since I did the six week silence for Lent, which is still ongoing. I prefer silence these days and it is quite difficult to find silence, it doesn’t matter how quiet I am, there is always noise from somewhere intruding, whether it’s from neighbours, distant traffic or aeroplanes passing overhead. But it’s also amazing just how well you can communicate without speaking.
It was great to get away from all the fear-mongering and chill out with others who appreciate the joy of life. There was a great mix of people both, at the retreat and the feast, and a great time was had by all. The feast is open to all members of the public and is free; you need to be there about midday, to get the boat over, and it takes you back around 3.00pm. It is an experience worth checking out. I will be taking some of the family with me next time. Although, it is free, you can make a donation if you wish.
The Hare Krishna’s are vegetarian and I had expected that I would feel hungry but, I had no hunger pangs at all. The food was first class, fresh, wholesome and very filling. It was so filling I didn’t even eat much at the feast on Sunday. All in all, it was a heavenly experience, getting up early in the morning, sitting outside having a cup of tea with the view of Lower Lough Erne in front of you, and listening to the birds singing and the peacock calling from the island, and one that I will be repeating in the future.
Sadly, they are booked up for the rest of this year and there will be no retreats until next year. They are moving everything to the island, as the house on the mainland has been sold, and the house on the island needs work done before it can be ready for visitors. I am hoping to get back down later in the summer and am negotiating a deal whereby I can come and stay in exchange for work.
If anyone is interested in the Hare Krishna’s here is a couple of links to check out:
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