Sunday, 30 June 2013

England's green and peasant land

It should have been a strawberries and cream weekend; the Stones play Glastonbury, Lewis was on pole and an English girl makes it through to the second week of Wimbledon.

Now, I have to be honest here and risk losing readers, but firstly I have never rated Elvis or The Rolling Stones. Shortly before their virgin appearance at Pilton I listened to Paul Gambaccini's radio 2 show where he featured all the original versions of the records that the Stones covered in the early days - "You'd Better Move On", "It's All Over Now", etc. Without exception, every one of them was better than the insipid renditions by a band who for me have never really lifted themselves out of the pub circuit. (As for Elvis, just listen to "You Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog" by Big Mama Thornton and you may agree)

The internet was abuzz with opinions about the Stones' performance. Many of them agreed with me, even the die hard fans were not impressed and, horror of horrors, some people made dark suggestions that that Keef and Ronnie were being musically "augmented" by other musicians from behind a curtain.

Mick himself kind of croaked his way through the songs. Having personal experience of old rockers who still think they can sing when they reach their fifties, sixties and seventies, I would just say that Rock and Roll is a game for kids. Best leave the business or die young.

I have yet to watch the British Grand Prix, but poor Lewis appears to have had a mishap with tyres. Pirelli are clearly not flavour of the month down in the paddock.

Elsewhere, people have been lining the streets of our Isles to celebrate the contribution of our armed forces to our security and well-being. I salute them. We live freely because, freely, they gave.

So this weekend there have been a lot of bank clerks and council workers donning wellies and seeking nirvana. Of course, on Monday, having been "in touch" with their "real selves" in a field in Somerset, they will be back, making their contribution to the shittyness of our lives.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Lizards lose Control

Last time, I wrote about the Bilderberg Group and their probable complicity in the saga that is the European Community. In the past week I have been surprised by the amount of time spent by very powerful people on trying to reel in one Edward Snowden. Snowden appears to be a mega whistle blower whose revelations have made uncomfortable but not really surprising reading. Governments are bidding for this guy. Presidents are talking about him. He's not only made the shit hit the fan, the fan has disintegrated, along with the effluent, and turned into an asteroid on a collision course with Earth.

As I write, the news wires are abuzz with speculation on his whereabouts. And let's not forget that Julian Assange has a permanent surveillance cum swat team that is waiting to get him when he leaves the Embassy of Equador - currently the number one destination for the disaffected and traitorous.

In other news I read a fascinating article about Bitcoins. Now, I don't know much about Bitcoins, but they are a sort of cyber currency that is supra national and impervious to political control. This last fact is worrying the world financial institutions. I bet it is.

And of course there is pornography. The idea that governments are seeking to control something that has been scrawled on walls since pre-historic times, by curbing its presence on the www is absurd. It won't work and, why should it? What, after all is porn? Looking at naked bodies? Looking at a collection of pixels arranged in a certain way? What is intrinsically wrong about being titillated by sex? I thought that is what it is supposed to do. Perhaps the answers goes a lot deeper and has something in common with the way in which others seek to restrict what we can and cannot know.

Over all, we live in an era of extreme censorship and proscription. I cannot step out of the current narrow orthodoxy without risk to my freedom.

All this must be obvious to you. But have you any idea where this Spanish Inquisition is headed? It cannot carry on because by its own terms of reference, it will end up locking everybody up. It has even created a special category of crime, called a "hate crime". What I want to know is, since when has violence against another individual not been in part due to hatred? Personally I resent the idea that, because I am white, straight and male, if someone beats me to a pulp, the value of my injuries is somehow mitigated by my falling outside the remit for "hate". I suppose it means that sooner or later they will run out of white straight males to blame for all the ills of the world because we are all on disability benefit or dead. In Scotland, the principle of corroboration in legal cases is being abolished by the SNP after hundreds of years and with the almost unanimous opposition of Scottish lawyers. The reasons for this are, again, very telling. It is to appease the rape activists. It's a liars charter - and it is not as if false accusations of rape are unheard of. It will result in innocent men being convicted on the word of a women who wants revenge. (Not an uncommon concept).

Hope lies in the mess that the world elites are in. It is a mess of their own making; there's a former Italian PM who has finally been nailed, like Al Capone for various misdemeanors. Berlusconi has spent years playing the Italian legal system like a Stradivarious. There have been years of a blind refusal to understand the implications of Islam on Western Culture and the damage that is already done. We are committed to foreign wars that defy a rational explanation of our involvement. So much so that our own Government was complicit in lying to Parliament and lying to the British people in order to "justify" their war.
Most commentators do not think the Euro will survive for much longer. It is the mainstay of the failed Euro Odyssey, which is kept alive by political will and subterfuge.
Our Empire, once kept at arms length, is now so dismissive and scathing about our former Colonial power, is intent upon traveling, by any means possible, to join us here in Britain. Yes, we are so hated by the rest of the world, especially places like Pakistan and Somalia, that their people are flocking to this country.

And so on, but you get the picture.

It comes down to something I have said for years, over and over. Political Correctness, and its ever decreasing frame of logic, will eat itself. It cannot do otherwise because it is inherently nihilistic and intellectually deceitful.

The world elites depend upon keeping the rest of us at arms length, preferably in the dark but always, always under observance. History shows us that at times when the ruling bodies feared for their own position there was usually a repressive backlash of some kind, often accompanied with state-sponsored violence. But today the main way they control the narrative is to do just that; i.e. make it impossible, in Orwellian terms, to articulate opposition without being accused of one "ism" or "phobia" or other. I suggest you read Paulo Freire on that score, in his book, The Pedagogy of the Oppressed. In other words we are being controlled on the level of public discourse, to such an extent that it is virtually impossible to articulate a concept that is outwith the current orthodoxy.

Right now, one power base is competing with another for a prize, one lone maverick spy. They are fighting like cats in a cage over the last piece of meat. The spectacle of three major powers arguing over one individual is so supremely ironic and tells us a lot about the sense of entitlement and consequent outrage of an oligarchy who can no longer  guarantee to control the agenda.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Lizards in Watford

If there is one thing that has come out of the fuss over the meeting of the Bilderberg group this week (in Watford of all places) it is that conspiracy theories make money for their proponents. David Icke has been doing the rounds, as has his American counterpart, Alex Jones, who claims a radio listenership in millions.

Curiously enough the Bilderbergers are in a kind of conspiracy but it is a fairly obvious one; the creation of a European Superstate, with the connivance of the USA.

That is their agenda. Simply take a look at the massively pro-European Union guest list. There is also no doubt that their intentions are to by-pass democracy, something that they have already had a lot of success with. So there is no really secret agenda, it is bloody obvious to anybody who cares to look at the credentials of Bilderberg delegates and their complicity in furthering the aims of the EU.

I have a lot of time for the idea that important people can meet outwith the glare of publicity. That way they can think the unthinkable and speak the unspeakable. However, those involved are there by virtue of their public office and as such are duty bound, or at least honor bound, to serve us, the people. And I don't think they give much thought to that, either.