Free country

IT’S A FREE COUNTRY
When was the last time some cheeky little twat answered his accusers with the sentence “it’s a free country”. We used to say it regularly if anyone tried to stop us from doing what we wanted.


Is it still a free country?


I think, as children, we had an instinctive feeling for ‘common law’, at least for right and wrong. Therefore, we knew if we didn’t cause harm to anyone, then most things were okay. We went where we wanted, and if we didn’t steal or damage anything, we felt justified in doing whatever we liked.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying we never nicked or broke anything, and fuck, we lit a lot of fires. But it was the principle that ’it’s a free country!’ that was important to us. It somehow gave us a feeling of pride.

Does the sight of armed police make you feel secure? It scares the shit out of me

Nowadays there is not that sense of freedom. Coppers with guns wandering around our cities, CCTV in every shop and on every corner. Strict searches upon entering any large public event. I don’t know about you but I feel violated – it lowers the human spirit. Bit by bit we are having our basic freedoms removed, all in the name of terrorism.

Big brother and his big brothers

What makes a terrorist?

Call me cynical, but what is a terrorist?
Would we even have terrorists, if we weren’t exporting our ‘freedoms’ and stealing other’s resources? Why does anyone become a suicide bomber? How pissed off do you have to be, to strap explosives to your body and blow yourself up? Or to fly a plane into a skyscraper – if you choose to believe that story.

Who funds the terrorists?

There is more and more information coming out that the major backers of terror are the West’s own security services. https://www.theguardian.

Is this man a war criminal or a terrorist or both?

Photo by Paul Morse,

State terror

Now that’s what I call a terrorist. Yes, and he’s a war criminal too

‘Terrorism, the systematic use of violence to create a general climate of fear in a population and thereby to bring about a particular political objective. Terrorism has been practised by political organisations with both rightist and leftist objectives, by nationalistic and religious groups, by revolutionaries, and even by state institutions such as armies, intelligence services, and police.’
https://www.britannica.com/topic/terrorism

By that very definition, this is exactly what the British Government have been doing for hundreds of years, both domestically and abroad.
For example:

‘Between 1728 and the devastating hunger of 1845-50, there were 28 artificial famines in Ireland that cost the lives of half a million Irish. Throughout this period, Ireland had produced enough food to feed her native population twice over, but almost all of it was being exported, under force of arms, by the English.’ https://www.sott.net/article/245044-The-British-Empire-A-Lesson-In-State-Terrorism

They probably think they are being patriotic

What are the causes of terrorism?

‘British military officers and Special Forces are reportedly training – in Jordanian territory – foreign-backed militants to step up their campaign of terrorism across Syria. Ample evidence shows that the mercenaries, recruited from various countries including Libya, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, are covertly supplied with weapons and training from the US, Britain and France via the conduits of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey.’ http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33327.htm (it appears this article is no longer available)

However, you don’t have to look far to find British and U.S. involvement in supporting terrorism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_involvement_in_the_Syrian_Civil_War . It may seem that these actions of the British Government are conducted far from home, but do you believe they would never do such a thing in the U.K.

Controlled opposition is the way the powers that be, maintain mastery over both sides in a dispute. They set up and support all the protagonists in any major confrontation, Whatever the outcome, they win. Call me Cynical again, but are the so-called terrorist groups just pawns in a sick geopolitical game?

Why can’t we live in peace?

Anyone remember free speech?

Now you don’t even have the right of freedom of speech. Even if what you are saying is absolutely true, you do not have the right to say it in case it offends someone. I’m with Steve Hughes on this one.
No-one was ever harmed by being offended. There are wars, famines, genocide, unlawful imprisonment, the bombing of civilians etc. happening around the world right now, and people are more concerned about having hurt feelings.

Seriously

What sort of society do we live in that takes itself so seriously that we can’t take the piss out of each other? It’s tragic.

It’s very important in human culture to have a close friend who is a complete fucking idiot. Every group of chums should have at least one shit-for-brains among them. If you don’t think you have a total fuckwit amongst your friends, then maybe you should look in the mirror – I think he might be there.

Childish can sometimes be amusing too

Almost all humour is at someone’s expense. I believe that’s because we are human, and modern humans are a particularly amusing but stupid species. How often would we chuckle in a day if we didn’t laugh at each other? Whether it’s how daft we behave, or talk, or dress, or misunderstand etc. etc.

Sometimes we amuse people intentionally, and on other occasions, it’s an embarrassing accident. Often, it is the most inappropriate and disgusting things which we find the funniest.

Is it a bad thing to be laughed at if it makes others happy?

Surely what is important about what a person says, is the intent behind the words. If you are bullying or intending to cause or incite actual harm to someone – don’t do it you prick.But if you’re just expressing an opinion, or maybe even having a laugh…

Don’t believe me

I can respect a person’s beliefs even when they’re wrong. I think it’s vital to have a value system that you can call your own. You live your life, you learn your lessons, and decide through personal experience what is true or good or right. You make up your own mind. Never let anyone else tell you what to believe – unless you have no regard for your own intelligence. This is particularly true of religion when it contradicts your own moral awareness.

PSYCHO KILLER

Certainly, the God of the Old Testament was a bit of a psycho. However, there have been many other violent and vengeful gods, in various religions and civilisations, across the globe – gods & bloodthirsty-rituals
Surely none of these petty, tribal, and violent gods can ever be the ‘One True God’ of monotheism.

Kuka’ilimoku: War God of Kamehameha

My point is, that unless a being is more morally developed than I am, I could never call it God. If I can judge Yahweh/Jehovah as childish, spiteful and brutal, then it seems unlikely that he really is God.
Surely one should never be able to take the moral high ground with one’s god – at least I hope not, or I’m fucked.

Moses was a horny bastard

ABSTRACT CONCEPTS

Why allow priests of any religion, or books of any one faith to frame your idea of Deity? God can be anything you or anyone else can imagine It to be. No-one knows – least of all a priest, who has forsaken his family and friends, along with all the normal loving relationships of human life. Nevertheless, by rejecting orthodox religion, be careful not to throw out the baby Jesus with the holy-bathwater.

Each and every priest has his own personal view of what God is.
The same as everyone has – whether they believe in Him/Her/It/Them or not.
Even if you don’t believe in God or the Gods then you must have an idea of what it is that you reject. So ‘God’ is your own personalised abstract concept, and you decide whether or not you believe in it.

Drink my blood… Suck it from my throbbing vein

How can you argue with anyone other than yourself about your own abstract ideas? A person should explore their own existence in the universe, and find what is true for them. Not bicker with others about their beliefs.

Do you have you a relationship with some form of higher consciousness/intelligence or not? If not, do you feel a deep love for the earth or nature, or humanity or with anything at all? If you feel no strong connection with other living beings, then perhaps you are an aristocrat or even royalty? You should certainly vote Conservative at the next election.

IT’S ALL CONNECTED


Surely it’s a wonderful thing to have a relationship with a part of the cosmos that appears to be ‘not me’. Something other than self.
Each particle in the universe is connected to every other particle, in some way or other. From atoms to galaxies, and microbes to monsters, they are all in inter-linked.

It follows then, that we humans are too – on physical, emotional, electrical, chemical, psychical, mental, and on who knows what other levels. Furthermore, this means that you and I are connected too… (now, how embarrassing is that?).

There is nothing separate in the universe. (Okay, maybe Theresa May)

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I would suppose that a person’s concept of God would be that of the highest ‘power’ that she/he could imagine.
The human being can create anything the human mind can conceptualise. This, I believe, is where all the gods and demons of religion originated. We invented them.
‘All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.’ Aldous Huxley.

DON’T YOU MIND?

So was life imagined into being by a great Mind hidden deep within the folds of the imperceivable universe? In the same way that humans can imagine music, art or machinery, into existence, so all creation begins in the mind. Amazingly these inventions of the mind can continue long after their creators have been forgotten.

Look what our corporations are paying people to imagine into the world now – weapons, artificial intelligences, poisons, g.m.o.s, etc.. But most worrying for me at the moment, are the insidious methods of subduing and stupifying the population.

We have t.v., internet legislation, 5g technology (please check it out), terrorism, education, science, religion, government, street drugs, legal drugs, alcohol; the list is almost endless. That’s not even including the so-called ‘conspiracy theories’, of fluoride, chemtrails, vaccines, microwave technologies, false flag events, etc.. All and any of the above can have the effect of making us docile, unquestioning, and obedient.


If we keep bleating loud enough maybe we’ll get another referendum on our choice of abattoir
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Who in this world really loves and cares for you? Is it the executives running the corporations, or those in positions of political power perhaps? Don’t be a twat! – The Tories don’t love you, Labour doesn’t love you, and the E.U. certainly doesn’t love you. None of those wankers is doing their job for your benefit. They are tiny cogs in an enormous machine that will scrap them as soon as they are of no use to it. And you and I, my friend, are even less important than they are.

Oh I’m sorry, did I disturb you? No, I didn’t think so – everything’s fine, go back to sleep.

Condomnation

CONDOM-NATION
Unfortunately, that’s not who we are.
I was watching a film earlier on Netflix or something. I can’t remember what – it was just another shit film.
Needless to say, at some point in the movie; sexy man and sexy woman can restrain themselves no longer. They proceed to have the most urgent and passionate sex that anyone has ever had. At least, that’s what they’d have you believe.

man with head up a woman's dress.woman hanging on to railings
This really is the stupidest hat that I’ve ever worn

I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve seen distinctly average actors pretending to fornicate to the most amazingly high standards. It’s the same in most films and series, of almost any genre. I’m bored shitless with it. I don’t want to know how amazing their sexual encounters are – just get on with the fucking film.

If you want to watch sex in a film go and watch a romance or pornography, otherwise, leave it out. I don’t want to watch people snogging and groping in real life, I’m not a fucking dogger. Neither do I want to see an oversized close-up of fake fornicating in an episode on Netflix?

It’s bad enough in real life if people near me start slobbering and slavering on. My instinct is to shout at them to ‘go and get a room’.

Monkey see, monkey do

Another thing all those love scenes have in common – apart from being the most passionate sex ever – is the fact that it’s always unprotected.
You never see anyone, male or female, pause to get a condom. What sort of fucking example is that to set for young people.
I understand why a director would prefer to film this way – for the flow of the movie etc. But in real life, there’s much more at stake than there is in a stupid film. Peoples lives are on the line, and these films and series just encourage unsafe behaviour.

chimpanzee smoking a pipe
When you said you liked to smoke after sex…..

Why do they make most films this way? It doesn’t matter whether it’s American or English, a movie or a series – never a condom in sight. What’s the reasoning behind this shameful lack of concern for young peoples sexual health? (I’m not so bothered about older peoples sexual behaviour, they should know better).
However, most of us have some young people that we care about. It’s irresponsible of film directors not to show that it’s okay to take a moment to put on a condom.

It’s not funny

Nobody who is ‘gagging for it’ actually wants to spoil the moment by pausing to put on protection. But what’s the alternative? H.I.V. is certainly not the only potentially fatal sexually transmitted infection (s.t.i.) that is currently available.
There are also a shit-load of non-lethal genital infections and infestations. There’s clam chowder and willy warts, fanny fungi and knob rot, plus a multitude of genuine diseases. None of these is glamorous or much fun, and they can be very painful and embarrassing (so I’ve been told).

condom on a hand
Darling, is this edible?
Give me a minute and it will be

Manufacturing consent

If female characters are regularly shown to say, ‘no entry without the right dress-code’ it would empower women. The woman should refuse the man’s advances until he obliges and puts on a condom – or she does. I’m all for freedom of expression, but I’m also in favour of keeping young people safe. After all, our minds have been moulded by movies and adverts for years. (see Edward Bernays & Adam Curtis)

female condoms
Equal rights and responsibilities

Don’t get me wrong I’m certainly no feminist – I believe that women and men are equal. But that does not mean I think we are the same. We have a shared responsibility for each other’s wellbeing and that should be considered in these films and series.

I know that I’m no authority on the subject of s.t.i.s. In fact, I’ve led a fairly sheltered and innocent life. H.I.V. A.I.D.S. hadn’t even been invented when I was a kid – at least I’d never heard of it.

I know next to nothing about gay sex. I presume that most gay films already have a more responsible attitude towards showing the use of condoms in them. But I don’t know, maybe I assume too much. Or perhaps I’m preaching to the converted. Oh dear, I am beginning to feel like a Harry Enfield character.

At what cost?

multi-coloured condoms
Taste the rainbow – gobble a gay


I’m a bit loathed to get all conspiracy on you but I have to ask the question. How much money do pharmaceutical companies make from s.t.i .s?
Most of these HIV/AIDS drugs cost a fortune, some can cost 3000 dollars for 30 tablets. There are no cheap ones.
Here in the U.K. the N.H.S. has to pay for it.
Apparently, the lifetime cost of treating just one HIV infection was calculated at £380,000 in 2015.
http//aidsmap.
So either people with H.I.V. are living a long time, or these drugs are very fucking expensive.

There is another interesting article from the Independent, which says the sales of antiretroviral drugs in the USA in 2009 was $7.7bn. So there’s a few quid in it then. (This doesn’t include the sales from any other form of s.t.i. drugs or potions or lotions).


It’s certainly not just about the expense though. We owe it to the youth to prepare them for life in this messed up world, and if waving a condom in the air can help encourage safer sexual practices, then I think it’s time film directors took some responsibility and started including it in movies.

Am I an Anarchist?

I suppose many people would probably call me an anarchist for my views on Government. But it’s not from a deep-seated political conviction that you could designate me by that much-misunderstood word.

I admit I haven’t read much anarchist theory – a little bit of Bakunin and Godwin is about all. I’m certainly not some kind of dyed in the wool revolutionary Marxist. It’s just that I realise our political system is completely fucked.

To be honest it would probably be more accurate to call me a cooperative anarchist ( I’m not even sure if there’s such a thing). I don’t trust any existing form of government, but I’m happy to cooperate with anyone who is reasonable. I don’t want to smash things, but I do want to change things.

We’ve been trodding on the winepress

I believe that it’s not wise to destroy the old system before we find something better to replace it with. Most revolutions throw up dictators in their aftermath – out of the frying pan and into the fire. That is not what I’m suggesting.

The only political belief I have is that politics doesn’t work anymore. It’s time we grew up and took responsibility for our own actions. We should not be deceived by our ‘elected representatives’ because they are all owned by the same people.

theresa may with vampire teeth
Running through cornfields? Yeah right

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Talkin’ ’bout my freedom

The problem is that too many people let others define what is right or wrong. That is abdicating your responsibility. We all know right and wrong and we should decide for ourselves.

2 signposts,
wrong way and one way
Deceiving the people continually

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My belief comes from history, Bob Marley, and my own observations of government. Not from political doctrines.
I don’t know how many systems of government there are. There never was a ‘civilisation’ in which those at the bottom could have led a genuinely fulfilled life.

Even the wiki definition of civilisation is illuminating:

‘A  civilization is any complex society characterized by urban developmentsocial stratification imposed by a cultural elite.(wikipedia)

chichen itza pyramid
CIVILISATION?
Here a specialist priest removed the heart from the victim and threw the body down the steps of the pyramid; and the victim’s head was cut off and placed on the tzompantli, or skull rack.

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Babylon System


As far back as ancient Babylon, and the earliest cities, there were hierarchies. Having kings and priests at the top, and slaves or bonded labour at the bottom. With a number of classes/occupations in between.
It was only luck that determined to which strata of society you would belong. If your parents were lowly, then you too would be lowly.

many bees
1 queen
It takes tens of thousands of workers to support one queen

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The poor have always vastly outnumbered the rich, so the odds are you or I would probably have been a pauper or a slave. Same shit different day.

Is the vampire


You may say that in our ‘enlightened’ times, people can work hard and create a good life for themselves. But what compromises and sacrifices have to be made, and which ‘fraternities’ might you have to join?
It takes more than hard work to become one of the elite of any civilisation. Even if you do climb the social ladder, what makes you are more deserving than your neighbour? Is it because you work so hard?

neck biting
romanticising the obscene

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Falling empire

What is so admirable or desirable about hard work, and why is it seen as the highest good? Whose highest good is it anyway?
For the ‘cultural elite’, it is essential to instil that particular ethos in the minds of their subjects or workers. If the peasants believe they are being good then they will be more productive and compliant.
So for a corporation or a state, it is vital that the population work hard and don’t question much. That’s why school teaches children to do as they are told, and to learn what they are told.

Suckin’ the children day by day

Questions are not encouraged – the poor teachers haven’t got time to answer them – because of the government dictated curriculum. These politically approved snippets of education must be imparted by teachers in limited time and with limited resources. There is not a lot of joy left in teaching anymore, it’s just a really stressful job.
Schools are run like businesses. Profit before learning, order before creativity.
Furthermore, you don’t teach people what they don’t ‘need’ to know, and the government decides what you need to know. You are educated to the level that is required for your future employment, and no more.

lecture hall
people
You can’t educate I for no equal opportunity

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Building church and university


Here is a list of some types of government; at livescience. It’s a poor list because it includes anarchy as a form of government, but government and anarchy are mutually exclusive.
And here is another list .freedictionary.com/. It’s different but demonstrates that there are dozens of possible ways to govern a nation, state, or city.


I’ve looked through both lists and there aren’t many that appeal to my sense of fairness. I know theoretically some more enlightened forms of government seem reasonable, but that’s seldom the way it works out. Just look around the world or read some history.


Sadly corruption and human frailty always accompany high office, and high office accompanies every form of representative government.

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world cup and money
If there’s money in it, there’s corruption in it

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National sovereignty is particularly under attack at the moment with the onslaught of globalisation. Corporations are so powerful that they control many aspects of government in almost every country in the world.


I wonder who would allow fracking, for example, in their own back-yard? When you realise what they are pumping into the earth, it just seems bonkers to permit it.

Sucking the blood of the sufferers

 many fracking sites
aerial view
desolate land
Nimby! Not in anyone’s back yard I hope

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‘Once the underground rock is shattered and propellants are pumped into place, trapped reservoirs of gas and oil are released and pumped back to the surface, along with millions of gallons of “flowback” liquid,’ according to the EPA.
The flowback liquid contains water and a number of contaminants, including radioactive material, heavy metals, hydrocarbons and other toxins. This wastewater is stored on the fracking site in pits, injected into deep underground wells.’
livescience.com

So what happens to this radioactive toxic brew once it has been injected into the ground. It doesn’t become inert. Surely it must ooze out, polluting the earth and water, making the whole environment hazardous to life. That’s without even considering the possibilty of earthquakes which could be triggered by the process of drilling.

kids playing in sludge
Tell the children the truth

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We’ve been taken for granted much too long

We can work together and have a few common sense rules like ‘harm no-one’. We could go further, and conjoin the teachings of Jesus Christ and Aleister Crowley (a.k.a. The Wickedest Man in The World): ‘Love thy neighbour, and do what thou wilt.’

I’m all in favour of people cooperating with each other to create stuff we need, and rules to live by for the protection of everyone. Anarchy (Derived from the Greek root (anarchos) meaning “without authority.) simply means not giving anyone authority over yourself – I call that equality.

We all know right from wrong, and man-made laws mean nothing compared to one’s own inner knowledge. We do the right thing because we choose to do the right thing, not because someone tells us to.

sign
right way and wrong way written on it
pointing opposite directions
Make up your own mind

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Rebel, rebel


To be honest, there has never been a government, of any type, which has benefitted the majority of the population? I’m with Bob Marley, on almost every issue.

We refuse to be 
What you wanted us to be 
We are what we are 
That’s the way it’s going to be

Lyrics taken from the track ‘Babylon System’ from the album Survival by Bob Marley and the Wailers.

Jah Bless.

Brainwashing and behaviour

BBC  Brainwashing & Behaviour Control


The BBC has been an integral part of repeated cover ups, and continual misinformation in the UK for generations and generations.

Its directive has been to ‘inform, educate and entertain’ since 1922, and it has been misleading the public since then.

Always look a little close

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In fact, during the General Strike of 1926, the BBC played a crucial role in breaking the strike. They lied to the public about the number of striking railwaymen. They also refused to allow the Archbishop of Canterbury to air his suggestion to resolve the strike.

In addition to that, all news had to be vetted by John Davidson, chairman of the Conservative Party. He refused any air time to Labour M.P.s or Trades Union officials.

Framing perceptions

Then as now, when it comes to framing the public’s perceptions, that which is omitted is as important as that which is included. Propaganda was one of the earliest functions of the BBC. Its headquarters were established at Broadcasting House in Westminster, and that gives us a clue as to who runs the show.

Paedophiles appear to have haunted their corridors (and our screens) almost since its inception, and the list of child abusers who have worked for the BBC is as long as the list of child-abusing M.P.s. (Well, almost)
You know all the most famous – but it’s not just the major celebs who have been doing it. People in every area of BBC television and radio have been involved in, or at least turned a blind eye to, so many immoral and deviant behaviours for years.

Fancy a job at the Beeb?

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Nah! sorry, this is boring, we know what’s been going on, there’s no point in me repeating what you know already.

Between the BBC and Westminster, there is no way of getting to the facts. It’s cover up after cover up, each one covering the other’s arse, making sure the truth can’t sodomise either one of them.

But if, God forbid, there was serious criminality happening at the highest levels of society, and involving some of the most prominent people in the world, there is no way that these crimes could be admitted publicly.

It would bring the whole established order to its knees. We would lose faith in our betters.

Perhaps the greatest abuse of power is the covering up of others crimes.

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Criminals and abusers

Who would vote for the pig poking P.M.? Oh, I guess some of you did.

How about the child molesting Education Minister, and his friend the porn peddling Minister for Digital, Culture, and Media, (broadcasting and internet).


The sheep shagging Minister of Agriculture would soon be out of his post.

While the human trafficker and smack smuggler – the Minister for International Trade – would have to traffic himself, and the tax dodging Treasury Minister out of the country, to avoid a lynching.

These are only hypothetical, but it would not be the first time that a fox has been put in charge of the chickens. In fact, in many ways, it seems to be the way the world is run. The most unsuitable people are attracted to the most unsuitable positions – they can always be relied upon to keep quiet, and they’re very easy to blackmail.

Insane

If the public was properly informed of the bizarre sexual practices of certain members of our beloved royal family, then we would put them either in prison or an insane asylum.

Yes, I’d love to be Harry’s godfather thank you.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3122130/How-Savile-seduced-royals-s-claimed-nearly-godfather-Harry-predatory-DJ-wormed-way-heart-Palace-life.html

The rich and famous have important jobs running the country and being famous, they cannot be challenged on the details of their personal life. Not while they are alive anyway.
Therefore there is no way that the Government controlled BBC would ever be allowed to tell the truth… about anything.

Porky Pies

Look at David Cameron and the pig-gate debacle. ‘I did not have sexual relations with that pig’s head.’ As though putting his not so honourable member in its mouth isn’t as depraved as if he’d put it in the ‘other end’.
They made a big deal about the pig being dead – apparently, that also made the act less disgusting. Well if it had been a human head that he’d poked his penis into, would it have been less or more disgusting if the person was dead?

Should I cut off it’s head first Mr. Cameron?

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Excuse me for asking, but how aroused was he when the alleged incident occurred? I can’t be the only person to wonder if he had a hard-on while performing said act. To my mind, there’s a world of difference between a floppy and a woody in those circumstances.

 If he was erect, then he was turned on, and that’s a scary thought. Do you really want a man who can get a hard cock from a pig’s head as your M.P.? – You certainly wouldn’t want him as your head-chef.

He has never denied having an erection during the aforementioned deed, so perhaps this can be viewed as an admission of guilt.

Television programming.

Look into my lies

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So what is the meaning of the word ‘programme’?

according to the English Oxford living Dictionary
Programme means :

NOUN
  a) A set of related measures or activities with a particular long-term aim.
 c) A series of coded software instructions to control the operation of a computer or other machine (or people?).

VERB
 a) Provide (a computer or other machine – or viewer) with coded instructions for the automatic performance of a task.
  b) Input (instructions for the automatic performance of a task) into a computer or other machine (or person).
  c) Cause (a person or animal) to behave in a predetermined way. (the italics are mine).
 

 So when you look at some of those meanings with a cynical eye, an innocent-sounding word such as ‘programme’ becomes much more insidious.

Come on, you didn’t really think television was for your entertainment.

Angel or Demented

I try to live my life being a decent man. I feel that to be better than decent in this day and age is nigh on impossible. Particularly living in the capitalistic West, where the pursuit of money is seen as the highest good.

I suppose, when I see the people on t.v., I subconsciously compare myself to them – the politicians, celebs, and the outrageously wealthy, and I decide that I’m a pretty okay human being really. Sometimes I can just about convince myself I’m almost saintly.

Blowing or sucking?

Then on other occasions, I wonder if maybe I’m just a miserable, twisted, ungrateful, judgemental, disenchanted nazi (but enough about my good points).

It’s only words


My kids remind me, my missus reminds me, even my few remaining living friends remind me – I can be a grumpy, contrary, argumentative bastard – even when I’m in a good mood. My family only seem to get upset with me when I speak – I don’t know what’s the matter with them – they are over sensitive I think. They know I’m a decent man, so I don’t know why they get so cross over so little; just because I used the wrong tone of voice, or an inappropriate choice of words, miserable bastards.

I may appear to have an occasional moment of incandescence, and rant as though I’m prepared to cast someone to eternal damnation, even though I’ve never met them. It may just be some tosser off the telly or – it may be an advert, or perhaps a politician – it might even be the whole of BBC Radio 4.

But I’m never as angry as I appear to be, and I never wish to cause actual harm to any of the rich and famous, prostituted puppets, upon whom I so regularly vent my spleen.

Fake Rage

You see this…

I suppose “fake rage” is like a safety valve for me. I simply won’t let those hapless soul-whores dishearten me.
Fake rage is a way of transforming despair and hopelessness into something more positive and constructive. Well maybe not exactly constructive, more like amusing – at least for me, others don’t always see the funny side. They see a deranged middle-aged man shouting at the telly, whereas I feel only love.
It’s a way for me to cope with the egregious and ridiculous performance, that is force fed to us through all forms of media today, but particularly through television.

I seem to have convinced myself that because I wish no harm, that that in itself makes me a good person; and when I compare myself to almost anyone famous – it makes me feel almost like a saint.

..but I feel this

I suppose an absence of evil doesn’t necessarily make someone or something good. Anyway, it’s hard to work out where I am on the Angel/Demon scale – and even more difficult to work out other peoples position. I don’t have enough information to rate myself, let alone anyone else – but I still like to I try.

Don’t judge me

I probably shouldn’t judge others, but if they’re on telly regularly then they are asking for it.

I do have the right to judge myself – but that’s okay. I’m a good lawyer, the jury’s always very understanding, and I have a very lenient judge – so I usually get off with a caution.
I still swear at the telly and shock the family with my fake rage, bile, and apparent contempt, for seemingly innocuous celebrities. If someone is on the telly then they are inviting me to pass an opinion upon their very right to exist, with all the fake rage I can muster..

Perhaps I am being too harsh on the players in this pantomime. Possibly the participants in this perverse performance, rationalise their behaviour in the same way that I do when judging themselves; if indeed, they ever have time for self-reflection.

Sadly, it seems that if these twats from tellyland don’t hold themselves to account soon, they’ll make moral miscreants out of most of us. The influence of the cult of celebrity is pervasive and affects the thoughts and behaviour of so many people.

The rich and famous have their top lawyers to protect them from justice. Unfortunately, we don’t have anyone to protect us from the rich and famous. Lady Justice was blindfolded in sex games with royalty years ago and has not seen the truth since then. Her scales are used for weighing drugs, and her sword is used for chopping out lines of coke.

I’ll have a gram please

Lady Justice is neither a lady nor just. She’s just another cog in the machinery of power. She helps to maintain the status quo – ensuring that nothing changes, and that power remains where it has always been.

Out of sight.

BBC & Brexit

Bollocks


I’m still trying to get my head around this one. I listened to an awful lot of BBC pre-Brexit bollocks. And since the referendum, I have listened to even bigger piles of Brexit bullshit, from all sides of this disorganised brewery trip.

Granted, most of that came from Radio 4 – I don’t watch BBC TV because I won’t buy a television license to pay for my own indoctrination. In fact, I don’t watch any TV news at all. It’s damaging to my health – it makes me frustrated, miserable and angry; what’s the point?

Why do I need to know the ‘official version’ of what’s going on in the world? It’s too fucking depressing. Wars, starvation, climate change, plagues. The list goes on. Why do I need to be informed of all of this? Can I change any of it? I don’t think so.

Confused

The news, whether it’s from BBC, Fox, CNN, Channel4, etc. is always so tenebrific  https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tenebrific. (it seemed like an appropriate word when I looked in the thesaurus).

Miserable bastards, fuck off and leave me alone. There is never anything uplifting or even comforting in any of these broadcasts. The best you’re going to get is confused – particularly when they appear to be trying to present a balanced view. Most of what we receive is one-sided propaganda.


My perception of the Brexit coverage was that I was being talked down to by everyone at the BBC. We were being advised that if we knew what was good for us, we would vote to remain with the E.U.

The real puzzle for me is how, after receiving Auntie Beeb’s advice, the British people were so determined not to do as they were instructed.

Naughty naughty.

There seemed little doubt, the pollsters had figured out, that we were going to vote to remain; only a stupid, racist xenophobe would want to leave the convenience and multi-cultural safety of Brussels.

Skew you

I read that influencers of social media (Cambridge Analytica, among others), were supposed to have digitally targeted certain individuals to skew the vote. However, the people that I know who voted to leave are not at all racist, do not hate immigrants, and don’t use social media. They voted to leave, primarily because they wanted to retain sovereignty or delay globalization.

This one’s for you Theresa

The main benefit of leaving the E.U. – if we are allowed to leave – is that when things go tits-up, we can hold the Monarch and the Prime Minister to account, execute them, and reconstitute Parliament so that it is fit for purpose – which it hasn’t been for years. It’s outmoded and outdated, and I don’t think anyone feels that they have a voice.

Government seems to be a financial exercise, and nothing more. Robbing Peter (us), to pay Paul (the banks). Surely it should be about running more than the economy.

I think we should be building gallows and guillotines, right now, for Theresa, Boris, Jeremy, the D.U.P. – in fact, all of our politicians, for the pig’s ear they have made of the whole Brexit debacle. Not one of them seems to have behaved honourably, or with integrity, or for the benefit of the country. In fact, I don’t recall hearing a single intelligent, constructive utterance from an m.p. since the vote. Not a sign of leadership from anyone. They are pathetic.

All of our so-called politicians seem to be acting in a way which is detrimental to the U.K. Why? All the while, the BBC is spreading doom and gloom. This must be Government policy because the BBC is not independent.

Limbo Bimbo

Have you no dignity, Theresa, you are embarrassing everyone.

We now have Theresa May trying to limbo under the bar set by the E.U. As she bends over backwards, with her hair scraping the ground, and her crotch thrusting upwards towards Michel Barnier’s disgusted face, and she tries to jerk herself spasmodically forwards, inch by inch. But she never gets very far before she fucks up and has to start again. For each successive attempt, the bar is lowered a little bit more. As we can see she is an embarrassing dancer and a worse negotiator.

Or is this the point. Our politicians are demonstrating that they are completely useless. They cannot be trusted with anything, therefore we need to remain within the E.U. – in the hopefully slightly more capable hands of Brussels. Surely Europe can’t fuck things up as badly as Theresa Comewhat-May.

via Gfycat

Or can they? Of course they can. There is not a single reason why the bureaucratic bullshitters of Brussels should be any more competent than the waffling wankers of Westminster. People are falling out with their governments right across Europe at the moment.

What can we do when the E.U. screws up? Get a cross-Channel ferry, and flood into Calais like an escaping army of illegal immigrants – desperate to get back home. Then perhaps we could persuade the yellow jackets to join us, and we march onwards to Brussels together, the people of Europe united as we overthrow all corrupt governments (are there any other types of government?).

Anyway, who would we execute when we finally reach E.U. headquarters? The bureaucrats are faceless, and who can identify their local M.E.P.? Call me old fashioned, but I think it’s essential to know whose head it is that I’m chopping off.

Altogether now.

Strange me advocating to retain Sovereignty, when I don’t even want to retain the Sovereign, now there’s another paradox.

Deutchland Deutchland: so good, they named it twice

Who do you think you are kidding…?


It seems ironic that the most economically powerful country in Europe, is the country which supposedly lost the First and Second World Wars. How the fuck did that happen? They even lost their finest scientists to N.A.S.A. and the O.S.S. (C.I.A.) in America. Not to mention their other top chaps who escaped to South America.

Credit to Germany though; didn’t they do well. Wasn’t one of the objectives of the Third Reich a unified Europe, led by Germany? Nearly there lads.

How did Germany become so economically and politically powerful?

National Wealth Service

I can remember that Britain seemed to have a fairly broad-based economy before we joined the Common Market. There was a substantial manufacturing industry, coal and steel industries, and the nation owned the utility companies.

Granted, we were still living off the spoils of hundreds of years of imperialist plunder, but that was all flogged off on the cheap by Margaret Thatcher. (Sadly, I cannot spell the sound of mucus being dragged from the back of my throat, and then hockled out as a mucilaginous glob of viscose phlegm, so you’ll have to imagine it).

Now our economy relies upon the financial sector, the service industries, and mountains of debt.

It is argued by some, that we were illegally taken into the Common Market in 1972, by the then Prime Minister Ted Heath. In fact according to Vernon Coleman – Britain never actually joined the E.U.

Heath has been accused by many of being a paedophile.He was also the person who proposed Jimmy Savile for an O.B.E. So Heath obviously had a perfect pedo pedigree, making him eminently blackmailable. He was always going to be somebody’s bitch.

You get the boat, I’ll get the kids

I realise the E.U. in principle could be a great idea. But how can we trust the people in charge? Whose interests do they serve, and how can you hold them to account? These questions cannot be answered on a National level, so it’s much more difficult to answer them on a Pan-European basis.


I know the E.U. is not to blame for everything that’s wrong, obviously, America has wreaked havoc upon the world for a hundred years or more, and with Trump as President… Well, who knows how that will end?

Divisive

Yes, Britain has probably had the most pernicious effect of all, and I think it’s time we started setting a better example. But that ought to be done by us finding a more intelligent cooperative and thoughtful way of living – and a more egalitarian way of running the country – instead of squabbling over the result of that divisive referendum.

Friends, families, and workmates have fallen out over Brexit. I wouldn’t want to fall out with anyone over it. Why can’t we have different opinions without hating each other for having them? It doesn’t have to be a disaster, but it will be if we let it.

p.s. I do not seriously advocate the execution of any royalty or politicians, although I think a certain amount of torture may be appropriate for some.

Disclaimer

I noticed that many of my observations begin with the statement, ‘call me cynical, but…’ So, call me Cynical But.

I started this blog as a dark and light-hearted response to some of the idiosyncrasies and absurdities of the modern world.

Looking at some of the ridiculous acceptances of modern life, through my splintered, shattered, shit spattered, specs – my morose-coloured glasses. At subjects that we take for granted, and whose functioning we accept without question. From science to religion, and law to love.

The views expressed in these blogs are my own personal rage against the machine. They do not necessarily represent my real views of anything – just sometimes, as my daughter would say, ‘you’ve got to call bullshit’. Much of my ranting is just the consequence of being lied to by ‘The Establishment’ for so long.

I’ll be trying to understand how we have been placed in the almost paralysing state of cognitive dissonance by the crazy paradoxes of life, and the many discordant and contradictory values that we have been encouraged to embrace.

We know that much of what is happening globally, is damaging to us – both collectively and individually – yet we continue to behave in a self-destructive way; and yes, it makes us feel like shit, but hey! What can you do?

Examples would be things like being concerned about climate change while driving an unnecessarily large car or accelerating too hard, or taking far off foreign holidays. 

We always have good reasons for being a hypocrite, but that’s what we are. Day after day we make countless feeble excuses to ourselves, for our aberrant behaviour, as our shame grows gradually, incrementally. So slowly, in fact, that we’re hardly aware of its debilitating effects.

We feel shame at the sight of homelessness, and bewilderment at the plight of refugees. How can we allow it? How can we stop it ? But there’s nothing we can do. We know our ’50p for a cup of tea’ doesn’t change a thing, and nor does your £10 a month direct debit.

We know we should love ourselves, but do we really feel that lovable?

When nothing appears to be true, you stop believing anything.

I don’t know what to believe. We seem to be kept in a state of media-induced, constantly unresolved confusion. There is no alternative to ‘Fake News’ – there is no ‘True News’. Anyone who produces ‘news’ has an agenda. It just depends whether you agree with it or not, that makes it true or otherwise. I just know that if I’m told ‘it’s for your own good’, it probably isn’t.

Deception is all about us, in both the human world and the natural world. Things are seldom as they appear.

We only perceive splinters of reality; tiny, whirling, sparkling, flashing, moments of eternity. Everything in continual motion, energy moving in all directions, simultaneously – each one of us having their own subjective perspective experience of this fragmented explosion of phenomena.

Sorry, I think I just had a mushroom flashback.

Why lie?

As a young person, I was perhaps a bit naive and maybe a bit lazy; it was easier to believe people than not. Why would my parents, or teachers, or Government-  or anyone else, for that matter – lie to me? My parents and teachers passed on to me what they believed to be correct, they couldn’t have known any better than we do, as to what the fuck’s really going on, in what we perceive to be the world.

Governments deliberately lie though; ( e.g. the invasion of Iraq ) but does that mean all politicians are liars, or even intrinsically dishonest? I can’t answer that. I do believe that at least some politicians enter politics with good intentions and wish to serve their country, and that many were once decent people. But power corrupts, and look what you end up with.

I suppose, when the penny dropped, with a plop, in a puddle of piss, I became disgruntled and very cynical. ’Fool me twice’ as George Bush said. (Although you could probably fool that daft bastard again and again and again).

Idiot!

Not even an idiot can argue that we’re not completely dependent upon the wellbeing of the earth. If the earth dies, we die.

Yet humanity, particularly in the West, lives as if all are in a race to destroy the biosphere as quickly as possible. Where’s the fucking sense in that?

Insane!

Are we a species that has gone completely insane?
It’s about a lot more than so-called ‘climate change’ or ‘global warming’.
The earth is under attack from mining and mineral extraction, including fracking and oil wells. There’s depletion and pollution of groundwater; not to mention landfill leakage, and the products of the civilian and military nuclear industries.

Then there’s poisoning and depleting the soil, destruction of plant and animal life, repurposing the land, and spraying it with badly researched chemicals.

The air is unbreathable in many cities…

You what! Unbreathable air. It’s a fucking oxymoron. It’s not air if you can’t breathe it.

Tap water, if not undrinkable, tastes horrible, contains recycled urine, and is loaded with obnoxious chemicals.

The sea is full of plastic and other pollutants, pouring in from toxic rivers and sewers, and countless ships. A large vessel can use up to 300 metric tonnes of fuel per day.

It’s all for our benefit, though: it’s to improve the quality of our lives.

Empty

Now I look at the world through my shit stained spectacles. The glass is not even ‘half empty’, because there’s no such thing as ‘half empty’. Empty is empty, like my reserve tank of hope.

The definition of empty:

 Having nothing inside or on the surface; holding or containing
nothing: an empty bag; an empty lot. (an empty glass*)

You can’t have half of something that’s not there – half of nothing – there is just nothing, and nothing doesn’t exist.

Love all the people

I digress. Even though much of what I write may be taken as hateful and vile, I say it all with love in my heart and I wish no-one any harm in any way. I just try to point out some of the most absurd and destructive ironies perpetrated in the world today.

Those are some of the reasons to call me Cynical But.

* me