I don’t know about you but I feel as if I have just come through 3
weeks of ‘shock and awe’ on ‘climate change’.
Between the media, Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion, we have been
bombarded with ‘climate change’ propaganda.
And no harm to Greta, she is supposed to be a clever girl but maybe she
should start looking at the real scientific facts and not just the misinformation
pumped out by the IPCC.
It was also quite nauseating to watch all the neo-liberals fawning
over her. They even trotted out Ed
Miliband for the all-star, and old has-been, meet Greta Thunberg Show. I wonder if the neo-liberals are planning a
comeback or maybe a coup to oust Jeremy Corbyn. However, I’m also beginning to wonder if
Jeremy has already crossed over to the dark side of the neo-liberal,
politically correct and all-inclusive fascist movement? One of the biggest disappointments recently
was watching him jump on the Greta bandwagon by declaring a ‘climate emergency’.
That should make for an interesting conversation, the next time he speaks to
his brother Piers!
Greta also stated after her speech to the EU that she was going to
travel home by only using ‘green’ transport.
A noble idea with absolutely no meaning in reality, unless she planned
to walk home barefoot across fields which is the only real way to travel
‘green’. Because every car, bus, train,
boat and pair of shoes has been made in a factory somewhere using oil and
products derived from oil because there is no human process anywhere on earth
that doesn’t impact on the environment in some way. Unless you live in a house made from mud that
you built yourself, grow and eat only your own vegetables using organic
methods, spin your own cloth from your own crops and make your clothing by hand
with a needle carved from wood and never fly, drive or travel, use a phone or
any modern appliance, then you cannot be truly ‘green’. What is wrong here, is that we lack perspective
and proportion but mostly, it is because we are narcissistic about who we are
and what we can do. We, white folk
here in the west, think we know it all about everything. We know how to fix the planet, we’re going to
save the world, just like we knew how to bring all those indigenous and
primitive tribes to civilisation.
Because our way, is the best way, simply because it’s our way and anyone
who thinks differently is stupid, misguided and ignorant. Gawd, bless us, one an’ all!
Meanwhile, in a boardroom or Bilderburg meeting somewhere far from
us plebs and guarded by the forces of the state, while we’re all being
distracted and arguing away about ‘climate change’ and Brexit and any other
item they can use to keep us divided, other darker and more sinister forces are
at work. In case you hadn’t noticed, there
is a nice little build-up of tensions going on in the gulf as the US and the
Saudi’s sabre-rattle towards Iran and the anti-Russian rhetoric is starting to
build up online again too. Is there a
war looming while we’ve all been looking the other way?
Going back to Brexit, I have to say, it was great to see the
Tories getting trashed in the council elections. Roll on the Euros! The Shinners got a bit of a
drubbing here too and lost 4 seats on our council. It was heartening to see a move away from the
old 1690/1916 parties and a swing towards independents and Alliance. I’m sure the murder of Lyra McKee had some
influence on this. Not that it makes
much difference to the politicos, they’re still trying to get the Assembly up
and running again and still churning out the same old rhetoric. ‘It’s not us, it’s them! Ya, boo sucks!’
Another interesting thing that happened a few weeks ago, it was
actually the week before Extinction Rebellion started their protests in London,
but wasn’t mentioned anywhere on the BBC, was the protest in London by 22,000
bikers and veterans in support of Soldier F.
In case, you don’t know, Soldier F is being prosecuted over the Bloody
Sunday shootings. A travesty if ever
there was one. I don’t live very far
from Derry but there are many there who disagree with this prosecution. This soldier has been scapegoated and hung
out to dry by the powers that be. There
are several reasons why this should not go ahead. For a start, soldiers act under orders so if
there are going to be any prosecutions, it should be whoever gave the
order. Secondly, under the terms of the
Good Friday Agreement, all the Republican and Loyalist prisoners were
freed. If they did not have to serve out
their terms, then no one should be brought before the Courts for any of these
past issues and events. The Attorney
General John Larkin suggested a while ago that there should be no prosecutions
for anything prior to the GFA and that we should draw a line under the past. Of course, he was met with howls of protest
from most of the politicians and only Basil McCrea of NI21 supported the idea. Come to think about it, I haven’t heard of