Life…is a random, cacophonous noise full of screaming and shouting and things that glitter and shine but turn out to be not what they seem. In all that distracting, attention-seeking noise there is only one indisputable constant: Love. For only Love has true and enduring value. Success and wealth are fabulous, but they … Continue reading Love is all, the rest ain’t worth a damn…
The UK general election is sooooo easy to call its hardly worth expending the time typing but...here we go. It's simple... 1. Massive Tory majority. 2. Labour lose 80 -100 seats. 3. Lib-Dems (aka The Illiberal Non-Democrats) end up with slighy less seats in parliament than the paltry number they already have. Why make the … Continue reading UK General Election – predictions and outcomes
Strange but true — slavery is still legal in America. You see, whilst the 13th Amendment supposedly abolished it throughout the USA in 1865, it left one handy little loophole; slavery would remain legal where it served “as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted”. Ever since then, successive American administrations and … Continue reading Slavery in America. Still Legal!
Porn tends to be a fairly polarizing subject. Lots of people like to criticize it on supposed ‘moral’ grounds. I’ve never got that myself, I don’t see why porn should be singled out for particular moral opprobrium. I personally consider it to be a damn sight more moral than many other ‘mainstream’ activities of the … Continue reading How Porn Built The Internet
Way back in 1863 Abraham Lincoln gave his famed 'Gettysburg Address'. In it he described 'a government of the people, by the people, for the people'. Great words. But words are all they were. Fast forward 250 years or so and those famous words have now mutated into 'government of the millionaires, by the millionaires, … Continue reading ‘A Government of the millionaires, by the millionaires, for the millionaires’
As you’re all painfully aware, when the Democrats lost the 2016 election to Donald ‘Orange Buffoon’ Trump (talk about missing an open goal!…)they got all huffy and blamed it on the Russians. Yes, it was the Russian’s what did it. Nothing to do with the fact that people loathed the execrable Hilary Clinton because she … Continue reading American interference in Russian elections…
What if a single act of kindness had more power than all the money in the world? What if this life is but one step in a much longer journey? What if you are special and unique but no more special or unique than anyone else? What if all that you can see isn't all … Continue reading What if?
General Smedley Butler is both the US Army’s most decorated soldier and one of its most capable officers, ever. He spent 33 years fighting successful military campaigns in Latin America and China in the early part of the 20th century. I think General Butler is a true American Hero not for his sparkling military career … Continue reading ‘War Is A Racket’ (said a true American Hero)
I came across the story of Sophie Scholl completely by accident. She was an incredible, independent and brave and talented young lady with a sharp mind and a passionate conscience. In 1943, she was arrested by German Nazis for distributing anti-war literature at Munich University. Sophie was a member of the White Rose group — a collection … Continue reading The Incredible Bravery of Sophie Scholl
How did it happen? Why is it that just two generations ago a family could feed, clothe and house itself with just one parent working but nowadays, even to achieve this at a basic level, both parents must work? Why is it you can buy all the cheap tat that you want and don’t need … Continue reading How did it all go so wrong; will it ever change?