20150806 Sometimes, you just have to laugh.

The world is a funny place. While we increasingly get our news in soundbites, headlines, ticker banners on screens, there is a deep web of stuff that happens, gets reported but is buried under the scramble not to be left out of reporting the current top three headlines, even if reporting is just repeating what someone else has reported.

So I've been on a bit of a sojourn into past times, and I've found some things that were drowned out by the strident fuss at the time.

 

20150711 Dropping the Confederate flag is wrong.

France. From where several of the Southern States were formed.

 

  Here's something important - if the USA wants to remove the Confederate Flag, then it has to remove the Stars and Stripes, too. Why? Because true history, not the contorted version that is currently being pushed to an ignorant population, says so.

Images from http://www.usflag.org/

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20150622 A few thousand demonstrators hit the news; many millions of workers don't.

#politicalrealitycheck

Yesterday was Sunday and, like millions of people, I spent the day at my desk, generating wealth for myself, my family and, because I pay taxes, society. No one asked me, or the millions like me for my story.

And yet this morning, the newspapers and broadcast media are focussing on the few thousands - if we are generous, the few tens of thousands - who demonstrated against "austerity" in various parts of the world.

The world needs a political reality check. Let's do a hashtag: #politicsrealitycheck.

 

20150605 The English - when did we become such cowards?

Time was when we, Britain, were the single most powerful nation on earth, supported by a powerful navy, an army that rarely saw defeat and an expansionist attitude that saw us take charge of the most effective global economic development the world has ever seen.

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