APPARENTLY I’M THE ONLY ONE WHO SEES THE AXE IS NOT A TREE!
APPARENTLY I’M THE ONLY ONE WHO SEES THE AXE IS NOT A TREE!
YELLOW SUBMARINE AND MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR ARE NOT LISTED CHRONOLOGICALLY AS I DON’T CONSIDER THEM STUDIO ALBUMS, YELLOW SUBMARINE IS SUB-STANDARD AND THE MYSTERY TOUR WAS ORIGINALLY RELEASED AS A DOUBLE E.P.
I’VE TRIED NOT TO GO FOR THE OBVIOUS HITS BUT MORE FOR THE SONG I LOVED SINGING AS A YOUNG MAN/BOY.
Boris Johnson has called on Brits to crowdfund up to £500,000 so Big Ben can bong at the moment of Brexit .The Prime Minister revealed he is drawing up plans to “bung a bob” for Parliament’s famous bell to ring out at 11pm on January 31.Scores of Tory MPs have been calling for the bell to toll to celebrate the moment Britain legally becomes the first nation to leave the EU.
As a rider to what I am about to say, I would like you first to realise that I have been anti- Common Market since we joined in 1975. Had I been allowed to vote in the referendum, I would have voted against it. I have always viewed the Common Market….EEC… E.U. as a proto-Fascist anti- democratic organisation. When a Government rules by diktat and not by fair and open democratic debate, it is by nature a Fascist Regime. This has been the nature of the Common Market since it’s inception and the European Parliament has no more legitimacy than the old politburo of the Soviet era.
Given my opinions as stated above, you may feel that I would be pro-brexit? Nothing could be further than the truth! I do not wish to retire into Little England, evoking the blitz and the sound of Big Ben, to ride a wave of nostalgia for age that never existed. The thought of crowd funding the banging of the bell appals me, a piece of theatrical mummery akin to the Nuremberg Rallies. However, this is just a flummery, a mass hysteria designed to make those who cry, Get Brexit Done! feel vindicated.
My fear is that once the chicanery has taken place and Brexit is done, the massed throng of people who look for the wrong targets to blame, will find out that they have been fooled, again, and will look for even more ludicrous targets to blame… Who will become our JUDEN? Will it be English born Muslims? Naturalised East Europeans? Handicapped children? There was an awful story a few months back of a right-wing Nazi type screaming abuse at a handicapped 5 year old girl, because he regarded her as a waste of resources…
The echoes of the 1930’s are ringing louder than the fucking Big Ben Bell!
The real target for change should not be the leaving of the E.U., if we had stayed inside and argued for reform with the other countries who are beginning to see it’s faults, rather than declaring unilateral UDI (unilateral declaration of Independence) and blowing our economy with all the alacrity of a foot-stamping five year old, we could create an organisation, which could redress the real problems inherent in late Capitalism.
The basic tenets of the Right’s doyen, Adam Smith, is that Capital when free, will self- regulate,
Adam Smith was an 18th-century philosopher renowned as the father of modern economics and a major proponent of laissez-faire economic policies. In his first book, “The Theory of Moral Sentiments,” Smith proposed the idea of an invisible hand—the tendency of free markets to regulate themselves by means of competition, supply and demand, and self-interest. Smith is also known for his theory of compensating wage differentials, meaning that dangerous or undesirable jobs tend to pay higher wages to attract workers to these positions. But he is most famous for his 1776 book, “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.” Read on to learn about how this Scottish philosopher argued against mercantilism to become the father of modern free trade and the creator of the concept now known as the GDP.
once it reaches the level of international Cabal,it cannot and will not self-regulate. The simplistic mechanism is no longer fit for purpose. If you have Corporations who basically control all of the flow of information, such as Google, or You Tube, or Disney or who ever… The Truth is basically and fundamentally lost!
If the Tory Party can lie in 88% of their facebook adverts and then hide in a freezer when asked questions… and yet you still win by a landslide, then there is no hope for this Capitalist adventure.
Remember every civilisation crashes and burns, and it all starts when the wealthy oligarchs make a grab for more money and more power!
It took a thousand years for this civilisation to arise from the death of the last one.
I fear for everyone. But not myself. I have lived my life. I fear for my children and Grandchildren, I fear for your children and Grandchildren… When Capital fall for the final time and it will, the chaos will give the strong the power to stop playing lip service to morality, fairness, and compassion, and reveal their true nature which is red in tooth and claw. God help us all, especially those deluded by racist propaganda.
“Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.”
Rosa Luxemburg who was killed on this day in 1919.
Polish libertarian Marxist, philosopher, economist, anti-war activist and revolutionary socialist who became a naturalized German citizen at the age of 28. Successively, she was a member of the Social Democracy of the Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania (SDKPiL), the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), the Independent Social Democratic Party (USPD) and the Communist Party of Germany (KPD).
After the SPD supported German involvement in World War I in 1915, Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht co-founded the anti-war Spartacus League (Spartakusbund) which eventually became the KPD. During the November Revolution, she co-founded the newspaper Die Rote Fahne (The Red Flag), the central organ of the Spartacist movement. Luxemburg considered the Spartacist uprising of January 1919 a blunder, but supported the attempted overthrow of the government and rejected any attempt at a negotiated solution. Friedrich Ebert’s majority SPD government crushed the revolt and the Spartakusbund by sending in the Freikorps, government-sponsored paramilitary groups consisting mostly of World War I veterans. Freikorps troops captured and summarily executed Luxemburg and Liebknecht during the rebellion. Luxemburg’s body was thrown in the Landwehr Canal in Berlin.
SKARA BRAE ORKNEYS
The space where my soul once lay,
Is hollowed out like Skara Brae,
A sacred setting for your return,
I walk around it daily,
Waiting for the signs to come.
I would I could exit through,
The veiled door which hides,
The route you have emblazoned,
but the light from beyond,
Can never escape but trough faith.
Is my faith not strong enough to see?
Maybe silence is a pre-requisite,
but the wailing never stops…
Even when the tears have dried,
So my sense of loss and yearning,
Deny me the very thing I most desire,
I want to know you are safe,
I want to know you will wait…
I know love never fades.
I know love never fades.
Easter 2011, we had been living together a couple of weeks. We decided on the Easter Monday to go for a drive to Wales, and headed off to Barmouth. It was a sunny day, and this was a moment of sharing for Marie. Her family had a caravan in Tal Y Bont, and she wanted to show me how beautiful it was. We drove through Barmouth and stopped for lunch at a pub beside the river at Tal y bont. We sat outside in the warm sun and had a beer and a sandwich and watched a pair of grey wagtails, which I’d never seen before, hunting for insects in the river. I thought this is so beautiful! Marie sat on the bench, the sun in her hair, glistening like a halo around her, like an angel, and that was what she was, a glorious angel, a gift from God.
She made me feel that I was living in a magical world, and for the first time in the longest time, I felt like someone good.
We drove on towards Harlech and decided to park up and go to the beach. We sat on top on the dunes and watched the ocean. Then with the cold April wind, whipping around our ears we settled down, in the hollow of the sand dune.
We lay entwined on the dry sand, and fell asleep. We slept, as one, as we always were, because we shared our souls, not in lust but in love, literally our minds at times became one. We slept for over an hour, and it was such a beautiful expression of love, we were Yin and Yan, and together we created nirvana.
So, although I’m incredibly sad, I always have the knowledge of something much greater than most people will ever experience, and it is this. Absolute Love. Pure love, which I can carry through the rest of my life, like a raft of serenity in a stormy world.
I shall never let go of the love I have for my Marie, It will be the rock on which I will build the rest of my years. I know that she will always be with me and inside me. And I have to live my life in the way she has taught me. She was my guru, the saviour of me soul. And yes, I am grateful for the years I had with her.
Live in love my friends,
12 MONTHS ON THIS REMAINS TRUTH.
Ok, this is something a little different. I wanted to explore the studio albums of my favourite stars, so I thought how can I do this? Well, with Bowie, he produced 25 studio albums in his tragically foreshortened career, so I thought perhaps they best way to approach this was to choose a favourite track from each album, hopefully whetting the appetite of people not aware of all his output, and serving as an introduction to those not aware of his work.
IT’S NOT DEFINITIVE… I COULD CHOOSE ANY OTHER SONG FROM ANY OF THE ALBUMS ON ANY OTHER DAY.
DALE WHO SHARED BOWIE WITH HIS BELOVED ‘M’
SORRY I FOUND I MISSED EXPLORING MY MUSIC COLLECTION TO MAKE A PLAYLIST,
SO HERE WE ARE… BACK FOR WHAT IT IS WORTH.
JUST DONE A 420 MILE ROUND TRIP TO DEVON FOR MY MUM, WITH MY BRO, TO PICK UP HER NEW ROCKING HORSE. TO BE HONEST, AT 78 I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH USE SHE’S GOING TO GET OUT OF IT, BUT AT LEAST WE LEARNED ONE THING: HOW MANY COURIERS DOES IT TAKE TO COLLECT ONE ROCKING HORSE… IT TAKES TWO BABY!
TO ALL MY FRIENDS ON WORDPRESS, I HAVE DECIDED TO TAKE A BREAK FROM BLOGGING FOR AT LEAST A WEEK, MAYBE INDEFINITELY. I NEED TO TAKE TIME AWAY FROM THE INTERNET. I CANNOT FIND MY WAY FORWARD IF I’M CONSTANTLY DOING THE SAME THINGS. I NEED TO CLEAR MY HEAD, AND STOP FILLING MY SPACE UP WITH MEDIA. GOOD LUCK AND BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL.