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We will always have Humanity..

25 May

What is it with this need to hate? People hating people because they are sick or disabled and need support; because they need help housing and feeding their family;  because they have chosen here as a safe haven from war and tyranny; because their homes have been destroyed and they have asked for our help to find a place; because they can’t find work; because they dress differently; have different coloured skin; different accents; different sexual desires; different houses to pray to their god(s). How petty do these sound? .. say it ‘ I’m afraid of you because you pray in a mosque”; “I hate you because you like to wear women’s clothes” ; “I hate you  a because you are too ill to work and have sought help”; ” I fear you because irrespective of the fact you were born here, three generations ago your ancestors came here from….”…. It’s takes a crazy and sad person to think like this.  

If you want to be angry, be angry about the corporation that control supply and demand across the globe; be angry about a system that makes the wealthy wealthier but keeps the poor poorer; be angry about our political disregard  for the longevity of our planets resources; about the millions of people starving, raped,beaten, mutilated ,murdered in corrupt regimes; about the misguided individuals with pathetic weak minds who follow radical extremism; about those who target the susceptible and innocent and abuse their trust, sex traffickers, slave  traders etc.

Terrible atrocities happen across the globe on a daily basis. We as humans often ignore or don’t hear about the those horrific incidents outside of our own country.  In light of the terrible happenings in Manchester this week a friend of mine wrote this:

I wanted to say something – and its so hard because everyone is hurting but I hope you get where I’m coming from if you read this – now is not the time for opinions on who or why – its not a time for division or conspiracy theories or even politics …..

….Humans are suffering every day at the hands of evil. Simple as. We are led to believe that we are separate. That somehow borders and seas and distance make us ‘different’. But love and compassion and humanity should recognise no such borders. I am not ‘British’ or ‘European’ or anything else. I AM TERRAN. I AM OF THIS EARTH.

ALL suffering hurts my heart.

ALL injustice makes my soul weep.

And so as I stand with Manchester 22.05.17 and I hold in my heart all those who are suffering and the 22 souls lost and the 50 plus injured and the people who have seen such terrible things I also stand with Deir ez-Zur  21.05.17 and the 15 lost and the 60 plus injured – most of whom were also women and children.

Baghdad – 20.05.17 – 35 killed, 45 injured.

Tuz Khurma. Maiduguri. Hamah. Mastung…

The list goes on.

I’ve not listed which countries these places are on purpose – because an innocent soul is an innocent soul and leaves a hole where once there was light.

Hold your loved ones tight. Love love love. Be kind. Be compassionate. Educate yourself. Help others on each and every occasion that you can.

I love all the light being sent to Manchester today…what power, what beauty.

Imagine if we could send out that wave each day to each person who needed it – how powerful we truly would become.

‘There is more that unites us than separates us’

Look at us all on that tiny sphere. So fragile and yet so very strong. Separateness is an illusion used to control us. I send love to my brothers and sisters all over this beautiful planet today and everyday

Andrew Burnham, Mayor of Manchester, quite rightly said that the “Manchester terrorist no more represents Muslims than Jo Cox’s killer represents white people”.

Exactly.
Ignorance and laziness cause people to condemn an entire race, religion or country because of the act of the odd nutter/extremist… this plays right into the hands of every extremist movement, creating fear, hate and intolerance within communities… we are all people of the Earth , we may elect to follow a religion (generally based on which country we were raised and what our parents believed), we may follow a cultural behaviours based on the same, but these evil behaviours are not the result of any religious scriptures or cultural behaviours, they are the behaviours of weak-minded, warped individuals with a twisted sense of reality and a total disregard for humanity… we must stand together, arm in arm with our neighbours, irrespective of their skin colour, their dress code, their age, their sexuality, their religious beliefs or their ancestry….
We must not let the media propaganda (media terrorism) warp our minds into believing their rhetoric… Everyone is an individual being of our earth.

My only faith is the one I hold for Humanity; that humans are predominantly compassionate and kind and that we can, as humankind, drive out this culture of intolerance and hate without resorting to vilification of entire groups … we must stand together and give of our hearts, share of our minds and support of our being…
I may not have the best words or the most articulate response, but as always, I speak straight from my heart and mind and these are the only words I can find for the horrendous atrocities of this week… and I speak not just of what happened in Manchester …

In, Out, Shake It all About

7 Jun
I’ve refrained so far from blogging about this but I can no longer contain myself. Sorry!
I’m sure we’re all just about sick to death of the EU Referendum and its spin, scare-mongering, slagging off and assumptions about each side from each side.
My main though is that if it were to make any significantly dangerous difference we would not have been given the chance to vote.
My second main thought is that its important to vote… especially the younger and new voters…  have a political/economic interest in your future, you have earned that right
And my third main thought… well, I’ll share that at the end if you make it that far!
Personally I’m voting leave, but you may think differently, that’s fine, it doesn’t make me a racist or you an idiot, or any other personal attack comments being flung about.  Find out as much as you can.  Don’t think you’re the only one who feels like they’re lacking enough facts to vote.  Trust your gut and go to the polls.
Be sure of this though. There’s no unbiased information out there . There CAN’T be any factual information about the future of a post brexit UK because it hasn’t happened yet; plus we’ve never left the EU before and nor has anyone else in the same way ; plus it will depend very much on actions and decisions yet to be taken after the vote if the Brexit is a majority. We also CAN’T be factual about what will happen after if we remain. again it hasn’t happened yet; it will depend heavily on how the EU treat us if we stay after being so vocal about wanting to potentially leave; and the decisions our representatives make on our behalf post-referendum.. so everything is best guest and biased to the views of the side presenting the statistical analysis…. remember all the fear created about not taking on or taking on the Euro – all bullshit in the end but presented as fact!! The banking collapse, etc etc …we are not good at predicting the future even when it potentially involves no significant changes…. the world is like that.
 
ANYWAY:
 
The information below is borrowed from a chap called John Wright (many thanks Mr W)
 
Democracy doesn’t exist in the EU especially if anything it’s a secret dictatorship.
 
This one of the best explain actions I’ve seen so far about the EU referendum Credit goes to John Wright.
 
There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about June 23rd, and people want to know the facts. Here are some:
 
You are not voting to leave the EEA or WTO, meaning all of the UK’s trade and benefit agreements will remain unchanged should we leave, until such a time that the UK decides to renegotiate them for any reason.
 
You are not voting to leave NATO, meaning our security agreements remain unchanged. Should we receive an act of hostility from a non-NATO member, then NATO countries are obliged to come to our assistance. This does not change.
 
You are not voting to leave the UN, G8 or G20, meaning Britain will have the same voice on the world stage as it does today.
 
You are not voting to leave Europe!! The UK will still, geographically, be part of Europe. Non political organisations aligned to Europe will still extend membership to the UK (I.e. sports governing bodies, and so on).
 
You are not voting to stop recognising Interpol, Europol and neither are you voting for SIS / MI6 to stop dealing with other intelligence services in the fight against terrorism and global, organised crime.
 
You are not voting against being able to travel to Europe, contrary to the belief of some fools recently on TV. The UK has always maintained stricter border and passport controls than many EU members. This will not change. You will still use a passport to go on holiday and you will still be allowed entry to countries in Europe. You may even get chance to skip queues by using the non–EU queues at the airport (the only point so far that is my opinion, and not necessarily a fact).
 
The UK economy will benefit to the tune of £billions in the first year after we leave.
 
Medical and science research will not simply stop. The UK pays into the EU to then get money back in the form of funding. The UK will now be in control of this money and can choose to fund whatever UK-based medical, science, art or other research it chooses.
 
Farming will not lose money because of EU funding being cut. The UK negotiated a rebate of some monies that the UK pays to the EU, in order to subsidise UK farmers. Instead of asking for our money back, we can give it straight to farmers. No change there.
 
You are not voting against human rights. The EU Convention on, and European Court of Human Rights are not part of the EU. Until parliament passes a new bill of rights for the UK, these will still apply, as will precedents already passed down to UK courts from Brussels.
 
You are not voting to kick anyone out of the UK or block access to anyone. Neither are you voting to stop recruiting valuable European workers into things like the NHS. Like my other point about passports for travel, the UK is already outside of the Schengen zone and so migrant workers must enter the UK with a valid passport before and after June 23rd. That will not change. British borders maintain full control of who comes and goes. Should someone have the skills to apply to work in the NHS, then they will still be permitted travel and given an opportunity to apply for a job. Worst case, points based assessment, like the US, Canada and Australia use, will come into effect. The UK is likely to negotiate freedom of labour movement though, in exchange for freedom of goods movement.
 
You are not voting to move jobs nor production out of the UK! The EU actually helped fund the move of Ford Transit production from the UK to Turkey… Yes, the EU helped give UK jobs to people in Turkey by giving Ford a loan of £80m with very generous terms!
 
What you are voting for is UK sovereignty. You are voting to stay in or leave a political union of leaders and representatives that you British people did not elect. You are voting against a commission of unelected, elite men that nobody at all voted for and yet they make decisions on our behalf. You are simply voting to bring sovereignty back to Westminster, and that is all. If you worry about that because you don’t like the Conservative government, look at the reality. Their majority in parliament is very slim. They have been blocked on big decisions already. You are therefore not giving sovereignty to David Cameron, but to the UK House of elected representatives. Do not be fooled by the fear campaigns that are simply run by the wealthy, who need EU money to thrive! Think about the future, and your family’s future
And finally, as promised, my third main thought…
…is that whatever the result; whether we end up in or out , we will have certainly shaken it all about!! As we in the Official Monster Raving Loony Party believe, that is our raison d’être.  As people in a democratic country it is our job not to let the representatives, beaurocrats and powers that be become complacent and any more egocentric than they already are….
BE LOUD,
QUESTION EVERYTHING.
REMEMBER, THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG ANSWER
DO NOT BE AFRAID TO THINK FOR YOURSELF
immigration joke

Why Vote?….

26 Apr

So what?  The European elections are rapidly approaching.  Voting cards have arrived for all those on the electoral roll.  Some of us will have pinned these to our notice board or diarised the 22nd May so we don’t forget.  Some will have torn up and binned the card.  Some will have it lying around somewhere to be found at a later date and binned as the event has passed.

Why vote?  Its Europe not local?  Why Vote?  They’re all the same.  As bad as each other.  Can’t trust any of them.  They all spout the same bullshit.  I only care about local issues.

I sense we are at an important crossroads in the UK, on the edge of a cliff, about to fall into a deep black depression, a turmoil that will have a direct and damaging effect on us, our children and generations to come.  Sounds melodramatic.  To be fair, I do have a tendency to be just that.  However, I am scared.  I’m scared by the apathy of the general public.  Not to have views, but to be prepared to express them where they can count.  I am scared about the unaccountability of our politicians; about the control outside forces have on our human rights and future.  I’m scared about our increased tendency to accept that ‘of course they’re corrupt, they’re Politicians’.

We see time after time, across all parties, at all levels; fiddling of expenses; disproportionately high pay rises; over-ruling of independent adjudication;  that American tendency to slag off the opposition rather than express ones own policies; distraction rather than solution; battling for power rather than better management.  We seem to have lost our political way and with it diluted our consciences.

OK, politicians have always been power-hungry; have always created policies, in part, to win votes and drag you from their opposition.  These days however, I can’t really say it’s about the policies at all – not in comparison with their need to win power.  We used to know where the three main parties stood.  Left, Right, slightly right of centre ;-).  Now they have Spin Doctors from the American school of politics, making all debates and speeches about discrediting the alternatives.  Always shying away from expressing clear and concise policies backed up with realistic solutions to deliver on them.

Until 1992 between 75% and 85% of the electorate had their vote. since 2001 its been 59-65%;  we have a disengaged young voting population and a huge proportion who express no opinion.  Many people believe they have no way of telling the politicians they have no faith in any of them.  Many believe that this message should get across in the fact that they have not voted at all.

BUT NO VOTE IS NO VOICE.

It’s the European elections on 22nd May.  If you don’t vote you don’t count.

But you can express a ‘disillusioned vote’ – by heading to the polling station and posting it without a cross at all, or spoiling your paper.  It counts (I believe).  THEY COUNT THE NUMBER OF SPOILED PAPER and BLANK PAPERS.

You might know nothing about Europe , not care at al,l but I promise you,  EVERY SINGLE EXTREMIST whether they express any of your views or the exact opposite; WILL VOTE.

I believe we are on the edge of great and potentially cataclysmic change – whichever way the pendulum swings.  I sense frustration in the masses, unrest in the young, I see greater and greater conflict in matters relating to state and church, relating to UK Governance and European involvement (or is it interference).  I see so many cracks.  I  see so many incidents of lying, cheating, different rules for the powerful, across all parties at Westminster level.  How can we trust, who should we choose, why should we vote?

I don’t know for sure why we should vote  HOWEVER I am very sure about the consequences if we don’t.  And for me that’s a good enough reason to go out there and either put a cross in a box, or register my disdain by posting a blank ballot paper.  I know, if I don’t express something then the potential of slipping off that cliff into a black and scary future for me, my children, their children rests partly in my hands.

Melodramatic? Definitely.  Unjustly so? I’m not so sure.

 

 

 

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