Category Archives: Brown’s Britain

Shifting Ground

It won’t be long now before the threshold for signatures to e-petitions is raised. It is, after all, just a trial run to see how things go. I suspect things haven’t gone so well for HMG and they’re finding the e-petitions a thorn in their side.

E-Petitions, just like the promise of referenda, should be viewed as circumspectly as possible but, in the meantime, let’s not delude ourselves that they will make an impact, change laws or alter the direction of travel.

If somebody hasn’t already done so, it’s time to choose a revolutionary theme for 2012 – I suggest the bars of this, from 0:30 on:

Alternatives are welcome, as always.

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Ayn Rand was right

Here’s Nurse with a dose of Soma

I haven’t read her books for a quite a few years now but they made a big impact on me.  The over-riding impression I was left with is that the warning of a society in decline comes when all the little things break down. It’s an indication of corruption, not necessarily monetary but in the strictest sense, at the heart of governance.

Re-building old Court entrances because new vans are “too big”.   I know it might seem like a small thing, just £900m compared to the trillions that have been bandied about in recent months, but it’s important. It’s important as a symptom of decline, just like the fridge or tv that used to last a lifetime now last a couple of years if you’re lucky. No doubt someone, somewhere woke up from a dream one morning and thought ‘in-built decline = in-built renewal via in-built consumerism’. When will these muppets learn to stop messing around with what once worked very well.

Our English Bill of Rights worked well, so too did our Magna Carta.  They’re not working so well now with the encroachment of other values, other ideologies – each stealthy step takes us further from man’s inherent freedom to be a man, an individual in his own right with responsibility for his own life and his own family.  We’ve fallen so far and yet we don’t seem to recognise it for what it is.  Instead it’s an intangible feeling that expresses itself in restlessness and good old-fashioned British ‘grumbles’.

Grumbles aren’t good enough, especially when they’re mis-directed or hi-jacked by vested interests.  You only need to read the papers or switch on the news to spot all the little glitches in society’s infrastructure. They’re the little things that leave you wide-gazed and open-mouthed – and there’s always an element of truth in them, no matter how much other newspapers might denigrate them.

Since Cameron’s Coalition took office I created a tag: ‘Cameron’s Britain’, which followed ‘Brown’s Britain’. I think that’s unfair to Cameron because it isn’t his Britain, it wasn’t Brown’s and it isn’t ours, it’s someone else’s – but I don’t know what to call it. NWO is already taken and I’m reluctant to admit in print that we’re a manipulated creation even though, in my heart, I know it’s true.  There’s an in-built design fault – designed to fail in order to re-create in another image and keep us buying into the concept.

The concept this time isn’t a toaster, a tv or a fridge, it’s democracy.  Cameron’s suggestions for Big Society go nowhere near addressing what really needs to be done.  If you like fudge but are allergic to nuts, you’ll vote for Cameron or Miliband and not taste the corporatism or totalitarianism.

Ayn Rand Was Right

Here’s Nurse with a dose of Soma

I haven’t read her books for a quite a few years now but they made a big impact on me.  The over-riding impression I was left with is that the warning of a society in decline comes when all the little things break down. It’s an indication of corruption, not necessarily monetary, but in the strictest sense at the heart of governance.

Re-building old Court entrances because new vans are “too big”.   I know it might seem like a small thing, just £900m compared to the trillions that have been bandied about in recent months, but it’s important. It’s important as a symptom of decline, just like the fridge or tv that used to last a lifetime now last a couple of years if you’re lucky. No doubt someone, somewhere woke up from a dream one morning and thought ‘in-built decline = in-built renewal via in-built consumerism’. When will these muppets learn to stop messing around with what once worked very well.

Our English Bill of Rights worked well, so too did our Magna Carta.  They’re not working so well now with the encroachment of other values, other ideologies – each stealthy step takes us further from man’s inherent freedom to be a man, an individual in his own right with responsibility for his own life and his own family.  We’ve fallen so far and yet we don’t seem to recognise it for what it is.  Instead it’s an intangible feeling that expresses itself in restlessness and good old-fashioned British ‘grumbles’.

Grumbles aren’t good enough, especially when they’re mis-directed or hi-jacked by vested interests.  You only need to read the papers or switch on the news to spot all the little glitches in society’s infrastructure. They’re the little things that leave you wide-gazed and open-mouthed – and there’s always an element of truth in them, no matter how much other newspapers might denigrate them.

Since Cameron’s Coalition took office I created a tag: ‘Cameron’s Britain’, which followed ‘Brown’s Britain’. I think that’s unfair to Cameron because it isn’t his Britain, it wasn’t Brown’s and it isn’t ours, it’s someone else’s – but I don’t know what to call it. NWO is already taken and I’m reluctant to admit in print that we’re a manipulated creation even though, in my heart, I know it’s true.  There’s an in-built design fault – designed to fail in order to re-create in another image and keep us buying into the concept.

The concept this time isn’t a toaster, a tv or a fridge, it’s democracy.  Cameron’s suggestions for Big Society go nowhere near addressing what really needs to be done.  If you like fudge but are allergic to nuts, you’ll vote for Cameron or Miliband and not taste the corporatism or totalitarianism as you suffer anaphylactic shock..

Whingeing Winnie Writes

Grief used to be an intense and private emotion kept to oneself and one’s own family but now any passerby can glimpse flowers, tributes, read messages and shed a tear in public under the camera lights of the media. It doesn’t seem quite right, particularly when the “loved one” is suspected of thieving.

We seem to have reached a new high today when tributes have been laid at the door of a home where the householder stabbed a burglar and the burglar died. Now, I’m not cold-hearted and I’m sure this lowlife will be missed by someone, but to lay floral tributes and messages outside the door of the home that was burgled, to me, just seems… wrong. Any burglar who comes into my home can expect the worst possible treatment and, if he dies, I’ll take full responsibility for my actions and won’t appreciate a shrine for the thieving scum outside my front door.

As an aside, this “let it all hang out” attitude was born in the 60s and reached maturity under Blair with his “People’s Princess” quivering lip. An off-shoot is now around us every day with people taking offence where none is meant, with people feeling hard done by and looking for others to blame. It just has to stop; it makes living a peaceful life like walking on eggshells. The time to take personal responsibility for our own actions is well overdue – we can’t influence other people’s actions but we are in charge of our own reactions. Time to cool it down. The law’s an ass and should not only be repealed but should be elected.

What did happen to Cameron’s promised Grand Repeal Bill where whole swathes of Labour’s micro-controlling laws were to be thrown out?  I suppose it’s gone the same way as ‘the bonfire of the quangos’.

Source

UPDATE: The tears and the tributes

UPDATE 2: One from Max Farquar:

Whingeing Winnie Writes

Grief used to be an intense and private emotion kept to oneself and one’s own family but now any passerby can glimpse flowers, tributes, read messages and shed a tear in public under the camera lights of the media. It doesn’t seem quite right, particularly when the “loved one” is suspected of thieving.

We seem to have reached a new high today when tributes have been laid at the door of a home where the householder stabbed a burglar and the burglar died. Now, I’m not cold-hearted and I’m sure this lowlife will be missed by someone, but to lay floral tributes and messages outside the door of the home that was burgled, to me, just seems… wrong. Any burglar who comes into my home can expect the worst possible treatment and, if he dies, I’ll take full responsibility for my actions and won’t appreciate a shrine for the thieving scum outside my front door.

As an aside, this “let it all hang out” attitude was born in the 60s and reached maturity under Blair with his “People’s Princess” quivering lip. An off-shoot is now around us every day with people taking offence where none is meant, with people feeling hard done by and looking for others to blame. It just has to stop; it makes living a peaceful life like walking on eggshells. The time to take personal responsibility for our own actions is well overdue – we can’t influence other people’s actions but we are in charge of our own reactions. Time to cool it down. The law’s an ass and should not only be repealed but should be elected.

What did happen to Cameron’s promised Grand Repeal Bill where whole swathes of Labour’s micro-controlling laws were to be thrown out?  I suppose it’s gone the same way as ‘the bonfire of the quangos’.

Source

UPDATE: The tears and the tributes

UPDATE 2: One from Max Farquar:

The State We’re In

An Oligarchy (Greek Ὀλιγαρχία, Oligarkhía)  is a form of government in which power effectively rests with a small elite distinguished by royal, wealth, intellectual, family, military, or religious hegemony.  Such states are often controlled by politically powerful families whose children are heavily conditioned and mentored to be heirs of the power of the oligarchy.

Oligarchies have been tyrannical throughout history, being completely reliant on public servitude to exist.

The Weekend Starts Here: It’s Friday, It’s Seven o’Clock…

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… so come on down to the WTF Show and see what your vote has bought this week:
Scotland Yard “has decided” to launch an investigation into allegations of MPs’ corruption – only 300 implicated
Let’s take a look at what you’re going to win:
You know it makes sense so vote for us and we’ll set you free, you lucky people.

Winston Churchill tells us why the EU is a ‘good thing’

Sadly, I can’t find any evidence on Google or YouTube of Churchill saying a united Europe was good for the Continent, but not for Britain. If anyone can find his speech (c. 1951) pls let me know.
UPDATE: This was delivered in Zurich, 1946:
“The first step in the re-creation of the European Family must be a partnership between France and Germany. In this way only can France recover the moral and cultural leadership of Europe. There can be no revival of Europe without a spiritually great France and a spiritually great Germany. The structure of the United States of Europe, if well and truly built, will be such as to make the material strength of a single state less important. Small nations will count as much as large ones and gain their honor by their contribution to the common cause. The ancient states and principalities of Germany, freely joined together for mutual convenience in a federal system, might take their individual places among the United States of Europe.

I shall not try to make a detailed programme for hundreds of millions of people who want to be happy and free, prosperous and safe, who wish to enjoy the four freedoms of which the great President Roosevelt spoke, and live in accordance with the principles embodied in the Atlantic Charter. Great Britain, the British Commonwealth of Nations, mighty America and I trust Soviet Russia-for then indeed all would be well-must be the friends and sponsors of the new Europe and must champion its right to live and shine.”