Category Archives: Common Purpose

Agenda 21 Treaty On The Horizon

Agenda 21 Treaty On The Horizon

What If?

It’s happening in front of our eyes. The mechanisms are in place in the form of loosely-worded, ever-changing and open to interpretation ‘laws’, regulations and directives. Thanks to the doctrine of spin, state education, a public sector that comprises more than 50% employment and a lickspittle media, we’re truly fracked.


A tip of the trident to Fausty

What if Nigel Farage is our Ron Paul?

A Week of Cockwaffle

I used to apply the tag “cockwafflers extraordinaires” to any post mentioning EU hubris but I’ve been lax lately, mainly because there are so many of them.

TFIF is all I can say after a week like this. We’re living in a time of lies and spin; a time of half-truths and evasions.

Apparently, it’s Children in Need Night tonight. I used to donate but no longer bother since I discovered how much of the funds go in admin and consultants.  I’d rather give it in the form of “Oh, I’ve cooked too much” or “I’ve bought too much” to the oldster next door rather than see it wasted on admin and consultants. It’s spectacular to realise that, despite what we’re going through, this programme will probably raise another £25m or so. We do it year after year, on top of our own charitable commitments, yet nothing ever improves for those countries and their children.

Globalised finance, globalised corporations, globalised consumerism, globalised big pharma, globalised government, globalised poverty, globalised need.

Like I said, TFIF. I’ll leave you with this wonderful summation of today’s events:

There is something about Germany that brings out in the British media some of its least desirable characteristics. And when you have in Volker Kauder, the CDU’s parliamentary leader a stage Hun with all the sensitivity of a plank, and an IQ to match two short versions, you have the stage set for a perfect storm…

… But at least The Boy has been given a hearing, given his brief moment in the limelight, in a carefully stage-managed press conference, and sent packing, where he can prattle in his own time, to his own venal media, without wasting any more of everyone else’s time.

As the post points out, it’s nothing new. The fight isn’t only against the EU it’s against the placemen and the system of governance that’s evolved in the past six decades.

I said to Spidey that being in a state of hope is a natural human condition: we hope the sun rises in the morning, that the moon shines at night and that we’re free to raise and take care of our families without undue interference.   So far, only the first two hopes have proved steadfast.  I don’t know who said the following quote but he/she was right:

Government has what it takes to take all you have

And they will.  TFIF never seemed so hollow because Monday always comes around.

Too Many Laws

I’m not quite sure how my train of thought progressed to get to that heading* but there it is. Not only are there too many laws, there are too many conflicting laws which provide loopholes; loosely-worded law is the worst law of all and nobody knows better than the Labour govt between 1997 – 2010 and the Opposition (now the government).

The Laws of God and the Laws of Man.

Once upon a time the laws of God were taken as read, except by certain individuals we wouldn’t want as neighbours. They seemed to work alright at the time:

I’m the only God
No graven images
Don’t blaspheme
Keep Sunday special
Love & respect your mum and dad
Don’t kill
Don’t sleep around
Don’t steal
Don’t lie
Don’t be envious

I don’t know about you but I can lay claim to at least 70% of those.  Actually, looking at them again it’s more like 80% – perhaps I’m a nutter after all. The only problem is that they don’t seem too difficult to adhere to – on my part it’s mostly been involuntary because, by nature, I don’t want icons of dead men hanging on my walls, I love my mum and dad, I’ve never killed anyone or stolen from them, I don’t sleep around, I haven’t lied and I wish my neighbours good luck.  Add to that the fact that I won’t shop on a Sunday out of sheer contrariness (fruitcake alert!) and I think that almost makes me an involuntary or unknowing Christian by default.

On the other hand, we elected friends, neighbours and countrymen to speak for us:

There’s no codification of English Law so nobody actually knows how many laws, statutes, regulations or directives there are that now seek to control and limit our everyday life but you’ll know it when you walk down your High Street and you’ll recognise it when you receive a fixed penalty notice from your local authority or a knowing wink from your Community Support Officer who licks the tip of his pencil and flips open his notebook as he approaches you.  Round and round and round we go, without meaningful change. 

These are the laws of William the Conqueror:

One God to be revered throughout the whole realm; peace and security to be preserved between English and Normans
Oath of loyalty
Protection of the King’s Peace
Frenchmen to pay “scot and lot” *
Live cattle to be sold in cities
Defence of French allegations of offences
Hold the law of King Edward
Freeman’s pledge and surety
Prohibition on the sale of any man by another outside the country
Forbidding killings and hangings

So, laws to repress the population aren’t a new Nu-Labour or Tory-Lite innovation by any means – it’s just been a progressive subjugation of the workers, by which I mean taxpayers, over the centuries.  The question today is, when is enough enough?  When is ignorance, deliberately inculcated by the State, going to implode?

While we’re talking about ‘the law’, have a look at this:

EU law is a part of English law. The European Union consists mainly of countries which use civil law and so the civil law system is also in England in this form. The European Court of Justice can direct English and Welsh courts on the meaning of areas of law in which the EU has passed legislation.

And this:

Since the English Civil War, the bedrock of the British constitution has traditionally been the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty, according to which the statutes passed by Parliament are the UK’s supreme and final source of law. It follows that Parliament can change the constitution simply by passing new Acts of Parliament. There is some debate about whether this principle remains entirely valid today, in part due to the UK’s membership of the EU.

I think there’s quite a bit of debate going on behind the scenes and if I were given a choice, which I’m not, I’d  rather be governed by the laws of Aethelberht of Kent than Anointed of Brussels.  Labels and laws will be the death of us.  The authoritarianism of the State is choking us, not just as businesses and independent charities, but as people, as individuals in our own right.  I hope for a Happy Ending but know that, as with all fairy-tales, it will only come by our own endeavour.

* Scot & lot  (from Old French escot, Old English sceot, a payment; lot, a portion or share) is a phrase common in the records of English medieval boroughs, applied to householders who were assessed for a tax (such as tallage) paid to the borough for local or national purposes. They were usually members of a merchant guild. Before the Reform Act 1832, those who paid scot and bore lot were often entitled to the franchise. The expression used today originated from this time period. Members that did not pay their taxes “got off ‘scot-free'”.

* I remember now.  It’s been a

Patience Is A Virtue

Here’s a song I’ve posted before. It seems a good day for it while our Leaders are congratulating themselves on a job “well-done”. They should be reminded that, in the eyes of many people, they should go to trial. I’d happily dig their bodies out of a bombed-out hidey-hole and say ‘que sera sera’ but I’d rather they went to trial too.

I hope you enjoy the song; it was a Sunday Reflection … the caveat is that it only applies if the people don’t get to them first:

The EU 2100 Strategy

No, that’s not a typo, it really does say 2100, ninety years from now. It hardly bears thinking about what sort of world we’ll be living in – well, our children and grand-children at least – if the following is current thinking within the EU. The prayer for today has to be ‘please let these f/tards implode – and make it soon’.

I couldn’t find much online about Iulian Oneasca, the author of the document, beyond the fact that he once worked at the Institute for World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Bucharest and now works at the European Institute for Romania (possibly just a name change, a takeover of the Institute).  He’s a good European is Iulian. He offers his critique and advice to the European Commission on their strategies; he points out “the joys and delights” and he points out the pitfalls.

Pitfalls such as “empowering people.”  He likens it to a coin with two faces: “the ugly one has been exposed by the Swiss […] banning the construction of new minarets across Switzerland, towards the end of 2009”.

A new thinking and a fresh approach are required. Enhanced information and empowerment of the populations could generate positive emulations, provided that detrimental cultural heritage is filtered.

He goes on:

[The] EU needs a life-time horizon to reinvent itself, reshape humans and heal societal and institutional structures in which they operate.[…]. The passage from domination and exercise of force to global governance, the force of arguments and principles, is smooth and deliberate. This is the genuine Avatar2, the virtual projection that we are seeking for. It promotes a comprehensive approach based on the following three pillars:

  1. Humans and Humanity, addressing Economy, Society and Well being;
  2. Environment, aiming to Clean environment and Energy resources;
  3. Interactions, Terrestrial or Cosmic.

Iulian is nothing if not ambitious, with a grand vision for future humanity:

There are sufficient reasons to consider social issues as powerful shaping forces, which Europe should not ignore:
a. Exclusion processes, which have developed over generations through various channels, such as cultural heritage, ethnicity or religious bigotry, are strengthened by economic deprivations.
b. The human’s cultural heritage is impregnated with germs of violence, intolerance and discrimination. […] Adding to the exclusion, these threats may be accompanied and reinforced by resurgent nationalism and right-wing extremism that will focus on foreigners and immigrants.
Reinventing the human being may be the proper solution. It requires thorough and early interventions that may spread over a life time. EU should enhance forming its citizens and their civic spirit.

I told you he was a good European didn’t I?  And this is an example of the type of person they take their advice from.  Where the heck did we go wrong?

I’ll answer that for you – we went wrong by trusting our politicians: those members of society, our friends and neighbours, who said, ‘vote for me and I will represent you in a democracy’.  Well, they didn’t, they haven’t and they aren’t.  We’re guinea pigs, fodder, pieces on a chess board, and they’re playing with us, carrying out their little experiments.  Their last experiment, with the economy and monetary system, has gone badly wrong but I doubt they care; it’s just an exercise – they’re on manoeuvres.

UPDATE: Do me a favour and someone, please, put me out of my misery:

Common Purpose is piloting a course for Libyans in the UK who remain deeply connected to the country, and want to make an effective contribution to Libya even if from afar.

The EU 2100 Strategy

No, that’s not a typo, it really does say 2100, ninety years from now. It hardly bears thinking about what sort of world we’ll be living in – well, our children and grand-children at least – if the following is current thinking within the EU. The prayer for today has to be ‘please let these f/tards implode – and make it soon’.

I couldn’t find much online about Iulian Oneasca, the author of the document, beyond the fact that he once worked at the Institute for World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Bucharest and now works at the European Institute for Romania (possibly just a name change, a takeover of the Institute).  He’s a good European is Iulian. He offers his critique and advice to the European Commission on their strategies; he points out “the joys and delights” and he points out the pitfalls.

Pitfalls such as “empowering people.”  He likens it to a coin with two faces: “the ugly one has been exposed by the Swiss […] banning the construction of new minarets across Switzerland, towards the end of 2009”.

A new thinking and a fresh approach are required. Enhanced information and empowerment of the populations could generate positive emulations, provided that detrimental cultural heritage is filtered.

He goes on:

[The] EU needs a life-time horizon to reinvent itself, reshape humans and heal societal and institutional structures in which they operate.[…]. The passage from domination and exercise of force to global governance, the force of arguments and principles, is smooth and deliberate. This is the genuine Avatar2, the virtual projection that we are seeking for. It promotes a comprehensive approach based on the following three pillars:

  1. Humans and Humanity, addressing Economy, Society and Well being;
  2. Environment, aiming to Clean environment and Energy resources;
  3. Interactions, Terrestrial or Cosmic.

Iulian is nothing if not ambitious, with a grand vision for future humanity:

There are sufficient reasons to consider social issues as powerful shaping forces, which Europe should not ignore:
a. Exclusion processes, which have developed over generations through various channels, such as cultural heritage, ethnicity or religious bigotry, are strengthened by economic deprivations.
b. The human’s cultural heritage is impregnated with germs of violence, intolerance and discrimination. […] Adding to the exclusion, these threats may be accompanied and reinforced by resurgent nationalism and right-wing extremism that will focus on foreigners and immigrants.
Reinventing the human being may be the proper solution. It requires thorough and early interventions that may spread over a life time. EU should enhance forming its citizens and their civic spirit.

I told you he was a good European didn’t I?  And this is an example of the type of person they take their advice from.  Where the heck did we go wrong?

I’ll answer that for you – we went wrong by trusting our politicians: those members of society, our friends and neighbours, who said, ‘vote for me and I will represent you in a democracy’.  Well, they didn’t, they haven’t and they aren’t.  We’re guinea pigs, fodder, pieces on a chess board, and they’re playing with us, carrying out their little experiments.  Their last experiment, with the economy and monetary system, has gone badly wrong but I doubt they care; it’s just an exercise – they’re on manoeuvres.

UPDATE: Do me a favour and someone, please, put me out of my misery:

Common Purpose is piloting a course for Libyans in the UK who remain deeply connected to the country, and want to make an effective contribution to Libya even if from afar.