My family

family

My family

I Love my family

But in my family

Too many people aren’t talking to each other

My eldest sister is not talking to me

Because of issues she has with our mother??

My younger sister isn’t talking to my oldest sister

Because big sister is not talking to me??

My niece

The one from big sister

She’s not talking to me

Because of issues her mother has with her grandmother

My mother.  😐

She’s not even talking to her half-brothers

Because of issues she has with someone

That side of her family…??

Then we have my youngest sister

She too is not talking to me

Because of issues she has with her husband

– the one I’ve not yet met.

My youngest brother

He’s not talking to me

Because of issues he has with his ex-wife!

She complained to me about him

Before they split

But now, somehow

I’m the one to blame!???

My family

I love my family

But in my family

Too many people aren’t talking to each other

My cousin

A female one

She’s not talking to my niece

Because of issues she has with her.

They had a quarrel

Over two years ago

Former best friends

Who don’t talk anymore.

Another cousin

– a male one this time

He’s not talking to me!

Doesn’t return the phone calls

Doesn’t return the texts

Even the message I left with his wife the other day

Went unanswered

Because he has issues with me.

A third cousin

Has a wife

Who I wrongly thought was sensible

But now she doesn’t talk to me

She too has issues with me!

My family

I like my family

But in my family

Too many people aren’t talking to each other.

Democracy? What Democracy?

news The next few months or years in Britain will be quite interesting.

As in miserabe, painful and divisive kind of interesting. As deep cuts sweep in and austerity bites harder for the average subject, as workers rights are further reduced, we have green energy being put under further threat; there will be an attempt to bulldoze boundary reforms through the commons (which will reduce the number of seats from 650 to 600); a new Snooper’s charter (which will make Britain into a microcosm of George Orwell’s 1984) is being drafted, and an EU referendum stands looming ahead in 2017. All amidst the Scottish question (which threatens to rip the country into two) now that Scotland is clearly SNP. Frankly those who say democracy is alive and well in Britain need their heads carefully examined.

While across the pond in America, a US Appeals Court recently ruled that the mass collection of data by the NSA was illegal (a decision that was validated by a vote in Congress), in the UK, the government thinks the police must be given new sweeping powers??? Apparently just obeying the law is not enough. It seems the Thought Police are about to come out of their preparatory hiding bane, into the open nodes of the computer networks of Britain.

How this is not a war on Civil Liberties and Freedom of Speech is beyond my comprehension.

Lets be honest, you expect that kind of heavy-handed dictatorship from Putin’s Russia, from China’s suited communists, or from the rotund psycho that is currently ruling North Korea. You don’t expect it from someone who claims to genuinely value living in a free country.

But don’t for a moment think the war over personal freedoms is lost. Infact it’s just beginning because to all sensible and clued up folk who can see who the real losers and the real winners are, this hegemony will not be accepted without a fight. People can see what is happening in their neighbourhoods, and they know what the new laws mean. You don’t have to be a genius to know that if these children of Thatcher were in opposition, and another government attempted even half of the current proposed policies, they would be clapping loudly in agreement, knowing that their mission is served. Because such cruel policies benefit them. It benefits the sources of their power and wealth, their wealthy chums, and perpetuates their unequal, repressive class-based agenda. An agenda whose losers are the poor and vulnerable. Robbing innocent people of all dignity, and the little freedoms which remain.

And in the long run, this chicanery can’t possibly be sustainable. Even with a biased and hostile media as is currently the case in Britain, there are too many battles for their onslaught to be completely successful.

But more importantly the human spirit won’t allow them to win. The human spirit may be long-suffering, and capable to withstand long periods of hardship, abuse and neglect, but you can only mess around with it for so long. Within the next 2 – 4 years, a line will be crossed.

The battle over membership of the EU cannot be won for the same reasons Germany cannot ignore Podemo , Syriza and other growing leftist movements across Europe for too long, without harming its interests. In Britain alone we have a growing discontentment among young people with the political classes, and if anything, the May 2015 election validated their fears: That the system is broken and doesn’t work for them. Instead it only works for a tiny minority. At  some point, something will have to give. Either you live in a divided Europe in which resentment and strife will bring about the prospect of war. A Europe rife with strikes, the threat of terrorism and violence. Or you share prosperity…and balance up inequality.

There’s no middle ground.

Maybe some sensible Tories will take a long look at the situation, and the proposed legislation, and vote with their hearts in the House of Commons. That’s not a remote prospect, seeing the Conservative majority is quite slim. But if for whatever reason that doesn’t happen, then pray that God will help you. Because it’s going to get bumpy.

Awakened Man

….

We must all seek enlightenment

We must all seek the light

An awakening is accessible to us

Beyond what the world throws at us

Each one must experience a spiritual revolution

Of healing, reconciliation, and global preservation

Of true fairness, true justice and true equality

That will be the dawn of nirvana

A salvation of the planet

Awake, awake, awake!

Bigotry, Ignorance & Disinformation

fantasy You know when you meet someone who tells you something that is not true, or when you read a view that is historically untrue, but of which a horde of people somehow seems to subscribe to?

I don’t get it. Each time such a thing happens I wonder: all these people, how come they haven’t questioned or commented about a blatantly untrue statement? All these people, how come none of them has pointed out the error? Surely, there must be someone better informed in this crowd who has noticed? Is it possible that all these people do not know the truth? That they do not care? Could it be that they know what’s going on, but they don’t care because they have an agenda? An agenda that depends on the continuation of  the lie?

Whichever way, a few days ago, I read such a viewpoint, and accompanying it were many people who seemed either too lost in their own myopic views to the point they tolerated the fallacious viewpoint, or for whatever reason, they didn’t attempt to question the writer of the viewpoint (who in my view is either ignorant, a liar or both). This ignorant person said that Caucasians arrived in Southern Africa at about the same time that Negroids did, so they were equally an indigenous people of Southern Africa as any Negroid??

I’ve never heard so much bullshit in my entire life. It speaks of bigotry, ignorance and disinformation in the same sentence. I mean, you don’t need to be an expert to know the elementary points of human origins on certain continents. Go to your library and read any book on the matter, and it will tell you even before you finish it.

This guy was either stoned out of his arse, or drunker than a skunk.

And of course you can guess what type of person he was.

Now I’m not an expert in anthropology, and I don’t like that N — term (which anthropologists are entirely comfortable with). Only because of the associated term that is derived from it, and which is derogatory, but ladies and Gentlemen, when we go out into the blogosphere, or cyberspace as it were, let’s be honest with ourselves, please.

It’s a virtue.

Failing that, lets at least not try to mislead when we have nothing better to say. If you can’t do those two things, I don’t expect you to have an ounce of sympathy for those who poverty and history has robbed of peace, equality, resources and prosperity. In fact if you can’t do those two tiny things, you are a part of the problem.

Minimally, shut the hell up.

Hugs ladies & gentlemen, hugs.