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.

20161128 How can we blame Society when the society we have is the one we've allowed to develop?

I started out, this morning, to write a funny piece. I noticed that most of my Commentaries lately have been political, in one way or another, or serious. That's not a reflection of the vast majority of my thinking or of my life. I laugh a lot and I have a lot of fun and people around me laugh at my antics and at the things I say.

But as I worked on the article, it did a sudden change of direction. Actually, it took a change of direction after about .. well, no, even that's not true: it changed direction while I was thinking how to start it, before I'd even sat at the table that, in my nomadic life, is today's desk. And then it changed direction again after the second paragraph, as it became obvious that, to get to the funny piece, I had to write background, then background to background...

And, before anyone reads the first sentence of this, the background to the background, here's some background to the background to the background: don't think that this article is anti-EU. It isn't; not in the slightest. I'm just using a specific European Council document to illustrate a global problem.

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