I have given up with Tumblr, it has its good posters (indeed the majority of the people i follow) but it has also its fair share of fad-politicians and fad-feminists. Reblogging things because they are popular and not allowing counter arguments by making it morally impossibly to argue back without being an ‘evil person’.
I have instead taken residence in the land of Wordpress.
Hopefully here I can rant more in an environment meant for ranting and not for pictures, art and personal life posts.
I hope to see some of you over on Wordpress but if not oh well followers (of 8) this is the end.
|—||Alban from The Steep Approach to Garbadale - by Iain Banks (via dustedsunshine)|
Six people were arrested today in London, related to terrorism charges.
It may be the case that this group of six are terrorists, or maybe it is simply another ploy to remind the public that we should be afraid.
Fear is used globally to keep the masses in check. From the economy to Iran, from Bird Flu to power outtages. If you keep people afraid of what might be they ignore what is.
With the run up to the Olympics Britain will see many people arrested on suspected terror charges, is this to clean the streets or stock up the fear? The government does need a reason to have missiles on top of blocks of flats, ones that will some how become a perminant feature.
Fear is the soup of the day.
How did I manage to get sucked in to the jingoist furore about Independance day. No I am not an American and no I was not celebrating Independance day, quite the reverse I was complaining that we let them get away and become the mess they have become.
Little did I remember it seems now that there was a much more important point to be remembered. The Native American’s and also the slaves. They were not given Independance and Native American’s still do not have that freedom. Their land was taken from them by the British colonialists and has been kept by the American’s in all but a minority of instances.
So my thoughts today are with the nationalities living in America who have not been given freedom and the failure of Britain in its colonialist period to allow the REAL American’s their land.
Obviously I am focussing on America because it was July the 4th yesterday but there are many other nations affected in similar and worse ways in the past and the present.
So yes well done Britain (as all these anti-independance day posts say) for free healthcare and for many other things, but shame on you Britain for commiting genocide on countless occasions, shame on you Britain for oppressing your colonies, shame on you for even taking colonies, but most of all: Shame on you Britain for forgetting this.
Minister for Education Michael Gove is said to be doing away with GCSEs for tougher O-level style exams. If he does this, this will leave youths with not only a weak economy to try and find jobs in but also no exam results of any worth. The lost generation are becoming ever more lost.
Second thought: Scientists are trying to find the gay gene but will this help? Yes if they find it, it gives a biological validation of their being natural. But, in the wrong hands it also gives validation for eugenics - to remove those with the gay gene - or possibly genetic modification - to ‘fix’ them. If they do not find the gay gene it gives religious extremists and psychiatrists the powers to ‘fix’ by training and brain washing.
Somethings are best left alone.
help I’m in love with president Obama
The man who didn’t close Guantanamo Bay?
The man who personally clears the use of drones in Pakistan?
The man who has designated any man old enough to carry a weapon in a pro-militant area an enemy which causes all drone attacks to have no civilian casualties?
Or the man who supports gay marriage and Obamacare?
A:Check to see if your nuclear weapons can last longer…
as the Specials sang “Ain’t you heard of the starving millions?”
surely this computer could aid crop production or food distribution or maybe even select a new head of state who could save the world.
Says it all, really.
Asimov you are brilliant.