‘War Is A Racket’ (said a true American Hero)

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)

‘And The Devil Said To Me…’

Many of us have a favourite quote, be it from a book, a film or history. To follow is mine, as far as I’m concerned it knocks all others into a cocked hat and then beats the stuffing out of them, tramples them underfoot and then gives them a swift kick up the backside! It … Continue reading ‘And The Devil Said To Me…’

The Incredible Bravery of Sophie Scholl

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

Hilary Clinton is Back. Be Afraid. Very Afraid.

I see that, in the US, the unspeakably vile Hilary Clinton has stepped back into the deadly pantomime world of politics. And she's up to her old tricks - accusing anyone and everyone of being a Russian agent. That's because Hilary is a swivel-eyed, spit-flecked, rabid, mad as a box of frogs nutjob and full-blown … Continue reading Hilary Clinton is Back. Be Afraid. Very Afraid.

Will anyone notice when The Last Bee dies?

  Once upon a time...in a world now dead, gone and forgotten...there was a Bee. And one bright and sunny day this particular Bee was flying from flower to flower, collecting pollen, exactly as the Universe, in its infinite wisdom, had planned for Bees to do. Nothing unusual in this scenario, no? No. Except that … Continue reading Will anyone notice when The Last Bee dies?

How did it all go so wrong; will it ever change?

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?

An Insider’s Guide to Unsocial Media

In a wide ranging, in-depth and exclusive interview with leading PooTube social media influencer, Vac-U-Us, last week we got the true low-down on (Un)Social Media from Mr. Vac-U-Us himself. Most of the interview was (typically, for one so prominent in (Un)Social Media) a rambling, onanistic, egotistic, shallow, pointless and (dare we say it) vacuous monologue … Continue reading An Insider’s Guide to Unsocial Media