September 17, 2019

The Politics of Hysteria

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:16 am by Aleksan

I had hopes that the Lib Dems might provide a balanced approach to politics – not so. There is an increasing dramatic and divisive note coming through, more populist, more polarising. And now their leader comes out and says “Brexit is like burning your own house down”….

Maybe we really are living in an age of mass hysteria and the weaponising of identity, a book they are talking about on the radio just now, by Douglas Murray.

I am coming out as old, white and public school educated – I wish to be referred to as OWPS and as gender god knows what – be careful how you address me 🐷

September 3, 2019

The Emergency Debate – primitive politics?

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:09 pm by Aleksan

Watching the Emergency EU Withdrawal Debate on TV this evening. They each believe they are right, they alone have God on their side, truth, morality , common sense. He who does not agree with me is against me, winner take all. Sometimes British Politics feels very primitive indeed. Is this a model for the 21st Century, or do we need more cross party consensus, trust, respect for those with different views? One day, perhaps, pigs will fly…

Johnson is adopting unhelpful tactics….we need to Leave with a well thought out deal

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:23 pm by Aleksan

I was brought up to understand that “the end does not justify the means”. In other words how ever important the outcome, it is never OK to use corrupt methods to achieve it. So when I see the PM bullying and lying consistently to achieve the Brexit he wants at all costs, I am disheartened. He seems to have got himself dug in to achieve Brexit before October 31st even if this means no deal. We are going to leave the EU, I am sure of that, and that’s what most people voted for, although I did not. But let’s do it properly, taking more time if needed, and ending on friendly terms with our neighbours across the water. Johnson has neither the wits or the vision to see this, and I hope that more intelligent and cross Party views prevail.

Divide and Rule?

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:18 pm by Aleksan

It sometimes seems that the Brexit polarisation is a divide and rule tactic designed to deflect from the real issues of today – climate change, pollution, land abuse, overpopulation and overconsumption. To continue an economic model aimed at promoting more and more growth worldwide is for politicians to bury their heads in the sand. Whether we are in Europe or not is unimportant in the grand scheme of things. The Roman Emperors kept their subjects happy with bread and games – maybe media drama and football are the modern equivalent….

August 22, 2019

Trump to buy U.K. and give Johnson major role as Goofy

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:59 pm by Aleksan

The word from political sources has it that Johnson will get a better price from Trump for the U.K. with a no-deal Brexit. In return Britain will get an unlimited supply of chlorinated chicken and beef, raised without British Animal Welfare or Environmental Protection laws. The USA does not have Animal Welfare or Environmental Protection laws, but when U.K. agriculture has collapsed, it apparently hopes to set up Old England, Ancient Wales, and Bonnie Scotland Theme Parks on its new land, previously working farms, for the entertainment of the US unemployed Blue colour red neck former workers. The Disney Corporation is to employ bankrupt British farmers as Micky Mouse characters in the Theme Parks, and has promised Johnson a major role as Goofy.

August 19, 2019

Making the Gods laugh…

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:24 am by Aleksan

Is “Crisis” the right word for a state of affairs that has lasted three years? A crisis is the turning point – at the crisis point the patient or situation will either improve or get worse, recover or die.

Is Britain budding off from Europe in a positive way, growth and maturation, or is she being cut off with a blunt axe? Is this a crisis, a choice, fate, destiny, progress or a disaster? All I know is that if we want to make the Gods laugh, we just tell them our plans…

August 9, 2019

Are we drifting into a totalitarian World?

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:49 am by Aleksan

In the next few years drastic changes will be needed to reverse over population, climate change and loss of habitat on land and sea. Will people choose to eat lees meat, drive electric vehicles and cease to use air travel for recreational purposes? Will farmers prioritise soil health and carbon neutral practices? Will big business decide to cease using fossil fuels and plastic products? Can politicians, relying on votes, actually deliver Green policies, eliminate pollution, promote biodiversity and modify how the land and sea are exploited?

I don’t know if it is actually possible – people cling to what they are used to and resist uncomfortable change – and politicians have to go along with the lowest common denominator – or they will lose votes and not get elected. One thing seems sure to me – if democracy cannot deliver then change will not occur, and things will get worse. There will be an authoritarian response, maybe a military one, and we will lose our choices – and be made to obey the dictates of unelected Powers who will insist that they know what is best for us. Can we make sure this does not happen? Or will we drift into totalitarian world rule, or worse – devastating Wars?

August 8, 2019

The Elephant in the Room – Overpopulation

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:46 am by Aleksan

Knife crime in the UK is increasing. Gun crime in the US is going up fast. China and India are adopting a Western lifestyle, eating more meat. The population in Africa is growing, with a return of infectious diseases and some of these, like Malaria, are developing resistance to medicine. The climate is changing, with water shortages in hot countries. War still breaks out, creating famine and disease. Food resources are pressured, the land exploited, less biodiversity and mass extinctions. The seas are overfished, insects are poisoned.

There is one common factor behind all this which people don’t talk about – the awful truth. There are just too many people on this small planet, suppressing other species and laying waste to land and sea. Too many human beings. I don’t know how this can be managed in a tribal world, where greed and exploitation are the norm, the driving force behind what is misnamed “Civilisation”. Politicians talk about salvation through Technology. I am sceptical. I think there is mass denial about overpopulation. How this is addressed appropriately I don’t know. But surely it should be thought about?

August 1, 2019

Lammas Day

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:40 am by Aleksan

It’s quiet here on Lammas Day, in a garden of flowers and seed heads, as The Wheel of the Year takes another turn. Penny quietly reading indoors, while Sam and I enjoy the morning Sun. The Songbirds sing, the Doves coo and there is a gentle breeze, rustling the leaves. Voices of children on their Summer Holiday echo in the trees above as they pass by on the lane nearby. Four horses in the meadow take their ease, and there is Groundsel again in wild places – the same Groundsel that always reminds me of my own Summer Holidays when we were freed from the strict regime of boarding school – home again with family and dogs…

July 30, 2019

AS

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:58 pm by Aleksan

As embryo Druid, many Deaths

And countless rebirths

As retired physician, Soul doctor

And reborn Healer

As Grandfather, Uncle and Elder

And Child of the family

As Husband of 50 years,

And lover

As Student of Medicine and Science,

And Poet and Soul Master

As Schoolboy and Athlete,

And Crippled old Sage,

As crying Baby,

And laughing at Death

As

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