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Month: February, 2020

How can anyone ever trust any Tory?

With the declassification of some more documents from the Thatcher era, it appears that not only did she know about Jimmy Saville’s sexploits with underage children, as well as Smith and others in the House of Commons, she was responsible for covering this up.

Apart from all the privatisation of Nationally owned assets for her close friends (under the pretence of offering shares in the companies to members of the public) she also knew about the biggest paedophile ring ever to grace the shores of England. With her part in the cover up none of the guilty parties were ever tried in a court of law because it only came to light after so many of them had died.

In the run up to a General Election did you notice how BoJo was attending floods, fires and hospitals for photo opps? Now that he has a massive majority it has been down to Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of The Opposition, to visit people who have lost everything to floods. BoJo is conspicuous by his absence, hiding himself away in a friends mansion and leaving the country in the hands of Demonic Cummings, the real power in Downing St.

If you are surprised by all this then you must have been one of the millions of morons who believed his lies, even when he admitted he tells lies and Gove said that by lying they win elections so they were never going to stop the lies, why should they? What I am about to say may not come as a surprise to you if you don’t believe everything put out by the MSM is the gospel truth, but the Tories are not the party of anyone but the elite 1% who have most of the wealth of the country in offshore accounts.

It now transpires that the 1% who own the bulk of the wealth in this country have not earned their wealth, they inherited it and get tax relief from the Government in order to hang onto it. Big companies are given tax breaks, which we are told will eventually filter down to workers. Instead they get put into offshore accounts, buy luxury yachts, sports cars, drugs and other illegal activities.

The USA may have started using foreign assistance in order to win elections and the Presidency, but the UK fell into that trap first, the referendum was the first time Russian money had been used to buy an outcome, along side Cambridge Analytica and it’s Canadian Subsidiary, but it wasn’t long before they had helped tRump to achieve the GOP nomination and then win the election, not by winning the public vote but by fixing the collegiate vote. This formula was then used to win the leadership of the Tories (without CA) by BoJo and he went on to win the General Election using the same underhand tactics and Demonic Cummings.

And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make

No music to accompany this post, although the title is from a 1969 lyric from the Beatles Abbey Road album. Following on from the last post, my brother arrived back home safely and the Southferry Bridge was reopened for him to get across back into Fife, the only remaining Kingdom within the United Kingdom.

Here in the UK we are bracing ourselves ready for another Storm, following on from Ciara last weekend we are anticipating Dennis this weekend. More high winds, rain, sleet and snow. If anyone still had any doubts about the planet trying to recover the status quo and refusing to lie down and die at our hands surely this it? Ain’t Nature wonderful, when she struggles to maintain life she kicks up some pretty terrible storms, fires and earthquakes in an attempt to recover some semblance of balance.

I’ve rediscovered some music I haven’t listened to in a very long time, Seal’s first 2 albums so I’m listening to these while I write this post. I don’t have the inclination or power to sit down and write every day, there is so much I want to do with my time now that I’ve retired. It would maybe do me more good to force myself to sit and write because they say everyone has at least one novel inside them, maybe I should write and see what comes out of my warped brain.

I am discovering an awful lot of music I had forgotten I had so maybe listening to that will help, after all it used to help me to write poetry when I was younger. Then I used to write every day, some of it was good, most wasn’t any good. I did self publish a book once, called Mercurial Anagoge it was a small collection of poems but it has been lost in the mists of time, 3 failed marriages and lots of house moves. They say that on average someone will move 8 times in their lifetime, I moved 19 times so far so someone somewhere must never have moved at all in their life.

I know I’m rambling but is it better to ramble and take your reader on a journey? Or not ramble and lose the reader? Surely the worst of all scenarios is to ramble and lose the reader? Maybe I am still feeling the effects of the opiate I took earlier, pain killers, especially strong ones, tend to minimise the pain by taking the brain away from the pain sensors. I just think I have been changed forever by the hallucinogenics I took when I was younger. They say that they alter the brain and you are never the same afterwards.

If the doors of perception are opened then we will see everything as it really is, infinite (I think that line came from Alduous Huxley but it could have been another of Timothy Leary’s). Timothy did say, tune in, turn on and drop out. If we could see the world as it is supposed to be with everyone living their own lives without worrying about their neighbours but loving each other and looking out for each other wouldn’t that be brilliant? If we could form a society where everyone was treated equally, no one was above the law and everyone did what they could to help their fellow neighbours would that be Utopia? It won’t happen but if everyone was to show a random act of kindness every day we could get closer to achieving the impossible, think of that for the rest of the day…

The rich keep getting richer while the rest of us are just getting old

Music to accompany today’s post is from Stephen Stills, Word Game from his second solo album (Stephen Stills 2) video is courtesy of Rhino and YouTube so apologies if it doesn’t play where you are.

Today I’ve had quite the conversation with my son and brother, more than for a long time with my son, not so long for my brother since he came for a visit yesterday. He’s spending a few nights at the Lindon Hall Spa just outside Morpeth so thought since he was fairly close he would call in and see me. He’s still in his 50’s (59 today) but as of next year none of us will be younger than 60. Our sibling having turned 60 in 2017, I will be 66 in April this year making me the eldest (in case you can’t work that one out) 😉

If only family could be picked, like friends, maybe my daughter and I could still have a semblance of a relationship. When I asked about my dad, my brother said he won’t be going home and he is waiting for a space at one of two care homes in Glenrothes. Both my siblings live there so he won’t be short of visitors from his grandchildren, great grandchildren and sons and daughters-in-law. Dad was really bad after his fall and had to go into respite care since he kept pressing his alarm all through the night but there was never anything wrong when my brother arrived to find him awake and wondering why there were people coming in to see him in the middle of the night.

Over the last couple of weeks his mobility is improving (still not able to get very far on his pins but he is mobile again). Also found out his short term memory is recovering slightly, he still can’t remember a lot but he is remembering more than he did after his fall. If things continue like this then he may survive a few more years but his dementia is not improving, although his long term memory is still intact no one is willing to say how long it will be before that starts to deteriorate as well.

On a lighter note, the next chapter of my memoirs keeps disappearing so I have to start again, I went to update it and add bits to it today and it isn’t anywhere on my laptop, the back up hasn’t got any sign of it either so it’s not as though I can find any version of it anywhere on here. That isn’t the only strange thing which has happened recently either, I have gone out and left the laptop on as I have been in the middle of researching things or zipping files up to back them up to a removable drive, instead of the screen saver kicking in after 15 minutes the screen has remained active while I was out and I thought it was due to an update but when I check the screen saver settings are still as they were.

Anyway, that’s it for today, have a great week and don’t forget it’s Valentine’s Day on Friday so please try and be kind to each other at least over the rest of the week if you can’t manage to be kind every day.

Bad is bad, that I feel so sad

Music today is from the 1966 single by Los Bravos, courtesy of YouTube. Because the video isn’t mine apologies if it won’t play where you are, if you really want to hear it then you can ask YouTube to make it available in your area.

The problem with politics today was proven on Wednesday when the Senate in the USA decided to end the cover up sham trial by finding tRump not guilty of the crimes he has openly tweeted to committing. Should the GOP senators who voted for acquittal be looking over their shoulders? Of course they shouldn’t, they are not in any danger. The POTUS has asked his supporters to watch his opponents closely and to “take them out if it is safe to do so” and he’s not talking about dinner, social occasion or on a date. He once again mentioned AOC, Pelosi, Warren, Biden and others by name, but his supporters will gladly do prison time for him knowing that if they are convicted at trial he will grant them a presidential pardon for their crimes.

Why is he being allowed to get away with all of his crimes? Could it be because of his Russian backers? A lot of people will argue that without the backing of Russian oligarchs he would flounder and fail to remain in power since GOP who are looking for re-election would have sided against him and he would have been impeached, removed from office and facing criminal charges brought by the FBI. Around the planet there is a rising number of openly racist campaigners trying to keep countries “white”, Australia and Britain being the two most vociferous against “Immigrants”, saying they are responsible for all the ills that those nations face today.

On a much lighter note, I have finished watching Miracle Workers on Sky, starring Harry Potter (actor Daniel Radcliffe) the fact that it was on Sky Comedy lets you know not to take this seriously. However, it is quite amazing that the producers of the show managed to get some huge talent for the starring roles (God’s family not withstanding) while most people will not recognise the names of these actors their faces should be known.

It was a light hearted look into religion and the fact that no one really knows if God exists or not, if he is omnipotent, if he has lost interest in our small insignificant planet and why it was created in the first place. Also if there really is a God why does he allow so much pain and suffering to all of his creatures on this small insignificant rock floating around the sun. Yes, it pokes fun at religion but it also serves as a reminder that left to our own devices we can make a complete hash of anything.

Another program I have been watching recently is Avenue 5, starring Hugh Lawrie in his first small screen outing since the Night Manager. House perfected his American accent but in Avenue 5 his American accent disappears into an English accent from time to time (obviously for laughs) but don’t let that detract from the show. It has more going for it in terms of comedy than Hugh Laurie, excellent comedian as he is. The premise is that an accident on board the Avenue 5 turned off the artificial gravity and everyone went up to the ceiling, then it was turned back on and everyone fell onto the floor knocking the spacecraft with it’s minimal crew and 5,500 passengers off course to the tune of 3 years.

Of course the comedy wouldn’t be complete without a few accidental deaths caused by the gravity being turned off and then back on. The coffins were launched into space and are left orbiting the huge space ship. The captain, who is an actor hired to play the part of a captain by the real power behind the ship (incidentally the first casualty of the gravity error). He then finds out that the crew are also actors hired for looking perfect not to actually fly the ship. That role falls to people on the planet and a few technicians based on board.

The company operating Avenue 5 is run by a single multi-billionaire (who looks like a parody of tRump) has no clue what he is doing, who his company has hired and why and is a complete moron. Just like the dumpster himself. Anyway this could well be another hit show for Hugh, going from strength to strength since his outing as House.

We’re all included on the list

With the rise of the bigots and haters this post takes a little known 80’s track from the breakaway group Fun Boy Three. Apologies if the video doesn’t play where you are but it is courtesy of YouTube and therefore subject to their rules.

Britain has left the EU, of course the idiots who were all in favour of this happening haven’t stopped complaining about the effects. Apparently, Spain closed their land border with Gibraltar and Brexiteers want to know why. The simple answer is Gibraltar is a British colony, Britain is no longer part of the EU therefore cannot expect to have a land border with any part of the EU. Had an exception not been made to leave Northern Ireland outside Brexit there would also be a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. Of course if anyone tries to change this by including NI in any future negotiations it will breach the Good Friday Agreement reached in 1997, restart the violence and leave Northern Ireland seeking to leave the UK.

Anyone who doubts the resolve of the Scots to Remain should realise that when the EDF arrived in Glasgow they were met at the platform and advised to get the next train back to England to avoid any bloodshed, theirs or Scots. So much for them saying “We know where you live and if you don’t accept the result of the referendum we will come round and break your skulls.” What did the Tories do to calm tensions? They called for everyone to unite with the racists behind Brexit. In the commons members elected because they promised more police on the street voted against increasing the numbers of police by 20,000 which is still lower than those sacked under austerity measures of 10 years.

When will people wake up to the facts? Tory promises are as fragile as pie crusts. They will promise you the moon to get into power then once there they will laugh at your gullibility in getting them into office, call you morons and continue to make those with billions even wealthier knowing the money will be held in offshore accounts taking it out of the economy. Indeed it has once again come to pass that the electorate will vote against their class in the hope of rising out of poverty when in truth those in power will push their heads further down into the shit until they die.

I would never vote Tory for the reason that I don’t have a lot of money, I don’t need a lot of money and I would like everyone to contribute to society in the manner it was envisaged when the Labour party introduced Welfare and our NHS. From each according to ability to pay, to each according to need. If this makes me a threat to the ruling class then that’s obviously good, let them be scared of me with my words and come after me because I am not frightened of dying, I’ve done it before and will do it again in the future and one day it will be the last time.

When the Tories spoke of the Big Society and everyone being in the same boat, what they meant was the poor making sacrifices in order that the wealthy few could increase their wealth tenfold. If we don’t fight back then we will never break this cycle any better than we did in the 1980’s and the Blair/Brown years didn’t seek a Socialist response to the effects of Thatcherism and selling off public utilities to their friends and sponsors so they could make huge profits at everybody’s expense. When chasing profit companies will NEVER act in the best interests of their customers. Don’t believe me look at those countries where the utilities are under public ownership, trains under the control of the Government, the utilities are priced reasonably to contribute into the common wealth of that country, trains run on time and are full because they are priced reasonably, roads are not overly stretched because more people use trains and buses.

If we adopted the same system in the UK, which we did until Thatcher, then there was not congestion on our roads, difficulty finding parking spaces and people using the commotion to make ever bigger profits. Think about that while you are waiting for every single proposal in the Tory Manifesto which got them elected to be broken.