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With all that is going on both in the United Kingdom and United States with governments which are openly blaming the immigrants for the woes of the country and calling those for no fault of their own are poor, disabled and mental ill scroungers, a drain on society even sub-human.

All this supported by a extreme right wing media and establishment who enforce these ideas with stories and propaganda which openly tell lies pushing aside the high ideals of media of being impartial especially in the case of the United Kingdom’s press including The Sun, The Times and the Daily Mail to name a few.

This is very much like Hitler’s 1930’s Germany during which his National Socialist Party did the exactly the same to the poor, disabled and mentally ill marginalising them as members of society. They also blamed the immigrants and Jews for all the ills for society and the economy, though now they target the Muslims rather than Jews.

Those who do not see the similarity are either blind or hiding their heads in the sand oping it is not happening again. All this regardless since the voting in of Mr Trump as President in the United Kingdom and Brexit vote here in the United Kingdom the extreme right wing parties, called Alt-Right in the United States, now openly state their xenophobic, homophobic and hate filled views openly on the media and started to be accepted by people who really should know better.

But the worse people of all in this process much as in 1930s Germany are those who say nothing when they know what is happening is wrong as by saying nothing when they could of done nothing they make themselves no better than people who are spreading hate.

In 1930’s there was a prominent Protestant pastor called Martin Niemöller who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps who is remembered for a famous quote which was valid then and it is now in our current situation.

The quotation goes as follows:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

This should be a sobering reminder to those both in the United Kingdom and United States who say nothing that saying nothing now is not the right thing do!

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Drawing a Line in the Sand!

Posted: 15 March, 2017 in Comment, Life

It has become a point in my life especially when dealing with people in the outside world to draw a line on compromising my principles including my honesty.

I have had to bend my own personal principles to function in society which frankly has never sat well as turning a blind eye to things has led us into the mess we are all in now.

It is time to say no to those who expect me to continue in the same vain as I know what I am doing is wrong and in the past could be a large contributor to the very thing I have to fight everyday my depression.

Add to this I rather live a more honest and open life in a more honest and open world as it may be an ideal but it would be an easier world to live in and I would not have to battle my depression everyday because of it.

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As Article 50 takes hold it is time we Remain Voters took a more pragmatic view of the whole situation rather than getting angry start to play the real long game which frankly the Brexit and Leave Voters are not playing.

Remember they are only looking at the short term and really never had any idea of what they are doing or where the country is going even now.

Remember they represent a group of people who are happy to look backwards and live in fear. In addition they are part of a world and system which is in the process of being replaced by newer way of doing things which the first evidence of which is already evident with advent of the Basic Wage and new ways of working over the internet.

Taking an analogy within the Computer Industry the current battle happening here within the United Kingdom between the Anti-EU and Pro-EU is much like the battle between Commercial and Open Source Software which still is far from over.

Anyone who has been paying attention could not of failed to notice the inroads Open Source Software has made into the Computer Industry despite the open hostility of the Commercial side of the Industry namely Microsoft and Apple.

Rather than Open Source getting angry, despairing or giving up they continued on and moved forward in big leaps and bounds while the Commercial side thinking they had won have grown complacent and stagnate really hoping on hope people will keep buying from them.

So now we have a situation where Open Source is now used everywhere and started to drive the Computer Industry forward again even put back life back into an industry which was dying on it’s feet.

So what I am saying those Pro-EU people who feel trapped, despair and angry should start to play the long game and start to find ways to move forward and forge new relationships with Europe and the World. That is out develop much as Open Source those people around you who look backwards and live in fear that is the average Leave Voter.

I know this is a hard and painful process but in the end by doing this the Remain Voters will be in a stronger position to face the future and they will have a better more open world view. The world will be our Oyster and we can leave those around us who fear the future and forge our own future.

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It seams that a growing number of people here in the United Kingdom have used the Brexit vote in last June as an excuse for intolerance, racism and all forms of bigotry against a wide range of people.

But Brexit is not and never was an excuse for such behaviour but it does reflect the darker side of our British society which until the Brexit vote was suppressed by our own sense of right and the fact as a country we looked outwards and forwards.

What has become increasing clear, especially with Mrs May’s concoction of saying Brexit has the mandate of all the people which is a lie, this intolerance, racism and bigotry is now coming from the top of society and government even to a point now it is sanctioned by Mrs May’s Government and the Conservative party itself.

The country I knew before Brexit which was tolerant, polite and embraced both the future and wider world is becoming a country of impolite, intolerant, racist and bigoted nation who think it is perfectly acceptable to be rude and demeaning about people around them.

In my view Brexit is not excuse for this behaviour and it is high time those of us who find this behaviour disgusting and offensive start to put these people in their places as they still do not represent the large majority of British people.

But sadly a vocal minority as always shout down the quiet majority much as modern way of things even if the vocal minority are wrong!

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In current United Kingdom and now United States both Patriotism and Nationalism have become the last bastions of ever growing group of small minded people within both countries. It reflects just just how detached and fearful people are becoming about the world around them which is ever shrinking, changing and moving away from a world which they once knew especially in their childhoods.

But rather than embrace and find opportunities in the changing world they seek to stop even wind back time helped by now growing ultra-conservative elite even at the cost of their own children, freedom and future prosperity.

The world now is not shaped by hopes, dreams and unlimited imagination but now by a pandemic of fear and hate propagated by an elite who are even more afraid of the future which intellectually they cannot even fathom out.

Once in our society Patriotism and Nationalism may have had it’s place but the world has moved on and it will move on beyond the current nations to where cultural identity will become more important than what country you belong too. There are those out there will think this statement is a bit strange but nations are only constructs themselves created by man to give a sense of belonging.

All this is breaking down because the internet allows people to go beyond their nations and interacts with people all over the world and certainly among the younger people and those who use the internet regularly start to identify themselves more as part of a world community rather than they very nation they are part of.

It gives people opportunities to talk to people of other cultures, in some cases within the same nation, and learn more about the world and the people which populate it. It will eventually mean people will start to see themselves as part of a global society rather than just part of a national society.

So in the end Patriotism and Nationalism are certainly the last bastions of the small minded that is those who are too afraid to move forward. Those of us who want to embrace the future responsibility is to make sure these people stop defining the direction of our world, hopefully by peaceful means and talking to them explaining the future is not something to be afraid of but to be looked forward to with hope and wonder!

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What is becoming more clear to me here in the United Kingdom the average Leave Voter, much like Brexit itself, really do not understand or know what they want for United Kingdom if we leave the EU.

All they can say are the usual National Socialist slogans and some vague ideas of what will happen, I mean very vague ideas!

If I had voted for Leave I would of actually thought of what it meant to the country not because someone spouted just some slogans rather than giving the facts.

So far I have only met a handful of Leave Voters who actually thought about why they voted to leave and they has valid arguments why they voted the way they did.

I find it shocking that the large amount of Leave Voters here in United Kingdom really did not think through the possible effects their actions would effect the country and the future of future generations.

It looks more from my own position they simply did it for their own selfish reasons based on slogans not on the facts!

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Sick and Tired of the Drones!

Posted: 17 February, 2017 in Comment, Life, politics

I am getting sick and tired form the constant right-wing barrage from the government, media and those people around me who try to justify their position with empty statements of the right-wing which actually say nothing.

They are starting to sound like broken records who can only repeat the same right-wing propaganda again and again without even thinking or understanding what they are saying.

In the end they are not our future but shadows of the past who are too dam lazy to think for themselves but happy to be drones of a system which abuses them!

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