The termination of "The White Widow" and the Rule of Law

For much of my early adult life, I lived under the threat of being the victim of a terrorist attack by the Irish Republican Army in London. I, perhaps incredibly, was not directly affected by it other than being inconvenienced while a close friend was saved from being next to bombs when they went off by a series of bizarre coincidences.

The fallacy of the Left: it's feudalism by any other name

The drive of the Left in the UK towards allowing minors (i.e. those under the legal age of majority) to vote is simple. It's a development of the Lutherian concept which stated "give me the child before seven and I will give you the man." The idea is simple: like those on the left who think that the age of sexual consent for homosexuality should be reduced to 12 years, the plan is to capture voters before they enter the real world and discover the fallacy of the left.

The fallacy of the Left, no matter how it brands itself, is that, for all its talk of freedom and promises of a better world, a left-wing government is, at its heart, a feudal government, a system of oppression delivered to the idealistic and narrowly (or less) educated.

20170420 : May's risk outside the Westminster Bubble

Since 1997 with the election of the Blair/Brown double act, the UK has increasingly become subjected to presidential-style politics, centralisation of message and a centralised campaign and control that would make Lenin jealous.

Leading that has been the Labour party which has mobilised so-called social media with actual people doing the work that was so effectively performed by e.g. twitterbots in the recent US campaign.

20170414 Three campaigns for Easter.

I seem to be neglecting my website and, therefore, you. For that I'm sorry.

It's Friday, it's good and we should all think good thoughts and do good deeds.

So let's get started.

I've done with my sojourn through Europe and after getting back to London, sold the Mercedes. Now, and here you are going to giggle, I really am travelling the world, carrying a backpack, hopping onto low-cost carrier flights to anywhere I can get without a visa (a diminishing range of countries, sadly but, perhaps when I have a British, not EU passport, that will change for the better).

20170104 I am everywhere and nowhere, everywhen and nowhen. I am physical and virtual.

I seem to be losing track of time.

No, delete that. I have lost track of time.

Once, I think it was recently but I'm not sure, I could tell the time without a watch. My friends thought it fun to ask me the time and for me to be, usually, within a minute or two of correct.

Yesterday, I had to ask someone what day it was. Not date... day.

Today, I noticed it is January. That means that, somewhere, in the recent past, there has been a Christmas and a New Year and I haven't registered either.

20161205 Editors need to do a better job.

In the late 1960s and 1970s, there grew up a culture that children should learn at their own pace and in their own way, that teaching was in some way a constraint on the capability of the child. Children were encouraged to exercise free expression in their words and behaviour and control was regarded as an unacceptable fetter on the child's development. The result, we are now into a decline of English where each generation is less literate than the previous one.

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