Category Archives: Politics and Hot Air

How I would rule the world!

Remain or Leave? Things To Consider …

Euro MapI’ve kept out of this argument until now, but I thought I’d better speak out as it looks as if it is possible the Leave supporters might actually win. If you are a Leave supporter, please don’t allow that to stop you reading. Don’t you want an opinion from an pensioner who has worked in various industries, run businesses both successfully and with failures, and now relies on a pension? I hope I’m going to give you a different perspective, why not, at least, give me a hearing.

Firstly I think we all ought to consider what we are about to throw away. The European Union, or whatever you want to call it, is an experiment to try to ensure a good trading environment and the ability for people to move freely through a large area of the world.

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The Decision To Permit Bombing In Syria

I am quite concerned by the fact that the country seems to consider the need to fly across the border from Iraq to Syria is the same as the dreadful mistake made by Blair and Bush to invade Iraq and then Afghanistan.

Blair and Bush have caused untold misery in the middle east and north Africa by their crusade to oust middle-eastern dictatorships and install the alien concept of democracy in its place. Western interference in Muslim countries has turned the middle-east from an area which welcomed visitors to one which no sensible non-Muslim will visit. This, in itself, has damaged their tourist industries, causing yet more blame to be heaped upon western nations and inspiring the religious fanatics of Daesh to grow in strength and influence.

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Religious Nutters

EarthBelieve in God?

Where was he last night and on that flight from Egypt? It is, of course, the irrational belief in an afterlife by these religious fanatics which encouraged them to carry out the atrocities. They believed that they would now be sitting at God’s right hand because of their martyrdom in His name. How many of you also believe that you will one day die and go to heaven and meet your relatives all over again? It is a stupid childish belief, like a security blanket. The trouble is the fanatics are born out of that same belief. The belief in God is the cause of all of this hatred and violence yet people still blindly accept it is all part of the nonentity’s grand plan for his universe. Come on guys, grow up!

Without doubt the ideology we are facing is on a level comparable with the Nazi’s. We have a professional army financed by us all. It should be geared up to deal with this group without mercy. Like everyone who believes in the great nonentity, you cannot reason with them and they continue to rape, murder and enslave children, men and women, throughout the northern middle east. There remains only one alternative if our way of life is going to be upheld. Continue reading

All The World’s Tears

At 6.45am on 26th August, the American people permitted the murder of Alison Parker and Adam Ward.

TV shootingWhile carrying out their work, this TV partnership were gunned down. Adam fell immediately, but Alison did not. She saw this ex-colleague shoot her cameraman and turn the gun upon her. She ran screaming, but could not outpace his bullets which left this attractive 24 year-old girl’s body twitching on the ground as its lifeblood drained away and her brain struggled to accept what was happening to it and never knowing why.

Both left fiancés from the same TV station, one of whom witnessed the event live from the studio and the other had just celebrated their moving in together.

Two lives snuffed out and many more than two people forever traumatised by the action of the ex-colleague who then shot himself.

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Islamic Terrorism? Christian Fundamentalism? The Difference Is Just A Couple of Centuries!

Are you able to put aside your beliefs for fifteen minutes? Sadly those who really should be reading this are so indoctrinated that they will probably not.

Human beings have an enormous capacity for love, generosity and compassion, yet those who feel compelled to incorporate that into an organised sanctimonious and convoluted worship of a God who threatens punishment if they misjudge their application of free will, are increasingly adding credence to those who use that very devotion as the foundation for the development of fanaticism and terrorism. Some use the belief in a higher power to convince themselves they should do good works, but others distort those same beliefs to persuade themselves that the same deity requires them to kill and murder to carry out His mysterious plan. What is tragic is that one group don’t seem to realise that their continued conviction in an invented god reinforces the other group’s certainty that their twisted interpretation is justified. Everyone believes in God so God must be great! It is a simple logic.

As our news channels bombard us with stories of beheading, beach massacres and slaughter in mosques, does no one wonder why these individuals are prepared to give up their lives to create such misery and despair within the lives of others?

Warning: picture of dead body below.

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Only A Fool Ignores Rational Argument – It Is Sad There Are So Many Of Them!

So Eire has chosen to allow gay couples to marry.

Being brought up in the fifties and sixties I had always considered marriage to be a union between male and female. I had felt that while two females or two males should be able to have equal opportunities as a couple, equal rights as a couple and equal status as a couple, somehow the word ‘marriage’ did not apply. Perhaps, I wondered, should there be three different partnerships, marriage for MF, another word for MM and a third for FF? I didn’t know what those words might be.

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The Caring Face Of Britain – I Don’t Think!

It has started. David Cameron has had an overall majority for five days and we are already pumping out the warning signs of Tory lack of compassion. This time it is African and middle-eastern refugees.

Can you imagine for a moment what it would be like to be one of those poor people risking your life and that of your family to get across the Mediterranean to the safety of Europe. An escape from countries which Britain and the west have turned into civil disaster zones.

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Have They All Gone Mad? We’re Living In A Hovel!

I want to introduce a concept to you. Imagine the country is your home. It is made up of the bricks and mortar, the roof, the inner walls and windows. It includes certain essential living items like a cooker, central heating, fridge, carpets, beds, furniture and within that we place our luxuries such as televisions, stereo system, food mixers, microwave, cutlery, glasses, wine, food, overseas holidays, new cars, dining out etc.

This is, of course, extremely simplified, but I just want you to consider a relatively simple analogy.

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Catholics Recommence Threats Of Violence Against Disbelievers!

After centuries of trying to reconcile their previous persecution of people who do not belief in the nonsense which fills the pages of the bible, the Catholic Church has finally decided that the lack of threats of persecution is causing church attendances to drop off, so, once again anyone who dares to criticise Catholicism finds themselves under threat.

Pope with machine gunToday the Pope threatened the world that if you attack people’s faith you must expect a violent response. He has taken a great opportunity to protect his nonsensical religion by trying to prevent anyone criticising Christianity. Talk about gaining an advantage out of  a tragedy! Astonishing crassness!

This is a true display of the colours of all religions. We know most people will not punch you on the nose if you insult something they hold dear, but some will and some will go even further and that is what the Islamic fanatics did to Charlie Ebdo. Now the Pope is telling us to expect the same from fanatical Catholics and there are millions of them.

What the Pope was saying was that religion is sacrosanct and people like me, trying to enlighten the delusional, should expect to be ignored by most, but receive a load of verbal abuse from some; or a punch on the nose from from a smaller number who cannot control themselves (plenty of them in the church – think paedophiles); or something even worse from the tiny fanatical factions who might mow you down with automatic weapons. Neither Christianity nor Islam allows such violence, but both have small numbers who will not hesitate to blow others to smithereens for criticising their beliefs.  Yes it is only a minority who will resort to violence, but that is all it takes, and it is belief in nonsense which gives them their foundation.

Hopefully, one day the believers in an ‘eyeballs in the sky’ deity will realise their faith was utter foolishness, delusion or a strange belief in the mutterings of ancient “wise” men.

The Pope’s words make the world a much less safe place.

So, who is to blame? We will never know his name, sadly, but we can understand how the foolishness began:

Somewhere, several thousand years ago someone told a child that his dead mother or father had gone to a better place to ease the child’s grief. The practice quickly escalated and soon became a collective belief, all using the same story to comfort others. No harm in that, you might think, but it means all of the religions of today are based on a lie. A lie told for the best of reasons, but a lie none the less. Heaven had been invented, the afterlife was no more than a convenient lie created for comfort. God, who made all the stars go around the world and the sun rise each day became the person who ran heaven and who had to be pleased. A crop fails, sacrifice something; a wonderful harvest occurs, praise him; a disease strikes, we’re being punished; someone survives a bear attack, God protected him. It is all a nonsensical invention which eventually got written down and elaborated upon to create the religious texts. Before you know it, wise men are compartmentalising the afterlife for good and bad and which you enter requires your belief in their created religion. It is such a simple and obvious sequence of events it amazes me that believers can’t see that they have been hoodwinked by later, far more sophisticated, wise men.

Since its invention untold millions have died in the name of religion.

Would it not  have been better to have been honest with the child in the first place and never have created the horrific monster we see in the world today – the belief in deities?