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August 30 2008

The times they are dangerous

It's started to happen, what I've been expecting and warning about for decades, not, in this instance, climate change, that's a foregone thing, it's all around us, its global effects daily in the news. I'm talking about the rise of fascism [again] in Europe, and in particular in Britain. And it's all a failure of the political class, principally the Labour Party.

Traditionally from it's beginning a party of the working class, espousing socialism and social justice, the party introduced the welfare state and particularly the national health service in the UK, a model for the world although now sadly overwhelmed with management as with much else of life in this unbrave new world of new labour. This once socialist party has been captured by the middle class and turned into a party anyone but the working class could vote for, particularly the chatterati of London. It's rejected socialism, continued Thatcher's plan and taken it to new lows, and sold off just about every asset once owned by the state; or all of us. The very idea of service has been trashed, instead, everything has a price and must make a profit for someone or it's perceived as failing.

Added to this throwing of the jewels of this country to the entrepreneurial sharks is the dedication to increasing immigration into the country to fuel a spurious and ultimately disastrous growth in business with cheap labour, and an insistance on the flawed creed of multiculturalism, and we have a recipe for complete disaffection of the working class, and particularly the white working class. We've seen the labour party trashed in Scotland by a nationalist party, and the signs are already here that the British National Party [BNP] is picking up former labour voters by the cartload and have already captured one local council, Peckham.

It started like this in Germany in the twenties. We are now heading deep into global recession [because every country is linked today, everything is global] and fascist parties always do well in such times; lots of people are angry, poor, disaffected, looking for scapegoats. Already, a church given planning permission to be converted into a mosque has been burned down. How long before actual mosques are attacked as were synagogues. It's not fantasy to imagine the BNP getting power in the UK, and their counterparts in Europe also. They are getting geared up, standing at more elections, gaining votes, getting their message out. They're clever, they don't spout racial or religious violence, they don't have to. People know what they stand for and increasingly are drawn to the same conclusions; immigration must be stopped; illegal immigrants must be hunted down and deported, and so on. It has an appeal to those who feel their Labour Party has been transformed into a Chardonnay drinking middle-class newLabour run by phonies like Blair, Brown, Darling et al.

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August 24 2008

Weather 'tis nobler in the mind

As if to mock me, the weather is bright and sunny again now I'm back from holiday, when it poured almost non-stop. There was supposedly a storm last night, but I wasn't woken, so it couldn't have amounted to much and today is back to sunny skies. Nothing like the storm that's been battering Florida which has killed quite a few people [and doubtless many animals but these don't get reported], and left many areas under several metres of water. And so it goes; almost every week another area of the planet gets a month's rainfall dumped on it overnight and remains flooded for weeks and months. Other areas are still suffering long term droughts as the weather patterns are shifted round and made more turbulent and unpredictable. A previously chaotic system has been made manic and anything can happen and will. An inflateable is becoming a necessary survival tool for modern life on Earth.

This whole Olympic nonsense is getting out of hand, now we have the IOC president threatening the UK that it must produce an even bigger and better display than China's in four years' time or else. He clearly bellieves in the capitalist principal of unlimited growth and sees this body-obsessive spectacle engulfing the world and dominating the consciousness of everyone for much of the four years that, mercifully, separate these ludicrous events. The media can obsess about something else now, perhaps concentrate on climate change even. The Chinese failed to control everything, which was their aim, and managed instead to show the world what an incompetent, fascistic, undeveloped bunch of geriatric monkeys the government are. They probably all eat dogs.

Since we were away from home for ten days, our birds - the ones who came every day, often living in the trees in our garden, who we fed - have mostly all gone elsewhere. The sparrows have reappeared, after several days, and moved back into their highrise condo in the ivy arch on the top of which they sit preening in the sun as I type; fluffed out balls with beaks, they work assiduously at the communal task in [or on] the family wash house. A new blackbird has come a few times, might be a son of Deryn Dhu and Ruthin, very slim and bright looking, but very nervous so maybe a stranger from other parts checking out the territory. Deryn did a disappearing act last year at this time, and kicked out anyone who was there when he returned. Where he goes we have no idea, perhaps a holiday somewhere nice, another bird feeding nut maybe or some woodland with autumn fruit starting to appear. The brambles are ripening, the first to go purple showing up against the mostly green. There's no way I'd want brambles [blackberries] to be grown in Kenya or Mexico or Thailand, and flown in every week to Sainsburys or Morrisons. I enjoy them in season from the hedgerows for free, and that's as it's always been and should be.

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August 22 2008

One Police State

Trying to avoid the Olympics is almost impossible if you watch TV at all at the moment, the whole of the media appears to have switched itself over to over the top coverage of the body-obsessives trimming hundreds of seconds off 'records' and the resultant excessive joy in the lame brains at winning a tasteless bit of bling to hang round the neck. But I have noticed one thing which infuriated me immediately; the use of the slogan 'One World' by the fascistic Chinese police state. Unless this is a threat that one day China will run the world and thus make it One Chinese World, the use of these words is like Mugabe having the slogan 'Pluralistic Democracy for Black and White together', or Russia using 'Freedom for all ethnic minorities' as it's rallying cry.

So intent on controlling everything are the degenerate pigs of the government of China, that they have even covered up every single trade name and logo across Beijing to guarantee exclusivity to their sponsors. Far from being an up and coming country, China had its cultural highpoint thousands of years ago, and has been going down ever since; it is now a degenerate nation with no culture other than the ersatz one promulgated by the deadhead geriatrics of the Communist Party hierarchy, a contradiction of everything Marx wrote.

This censorship of images extends to the tiniest of words in the obscurist of places, possibly because China has armies of willing idiots desperate to do their bidding and be noticed as a dedicated servant of the state. Every country has these scum, but China has so many more, many of them in uniform, they come to the fore whenever a country descends into fascism.

Whenever anyone makes a protest [it's always Westerners], any cameras in the vicinity are covered by the hands of these willing fascist lackeys to prevent the world seeing that all is not lovely in the land of the lotus. All criticism is rejected, all dissent crushed. Those who have been thrown out of their houses by the state to make room for the impressive lodgings for the international 'athletes' are not allowed to protest but are threatened with re-education, even old people who pose no threat to anyone. And dogs have been taken off the menu of Beijing restaurants for the duration to avoid upsetting the sensibilities of 'foreigners' who might be upset by this 'different diet'. Nothing will have changed though, after the visitors have gone, China will settle back into its fascist, unevolved state, the rest of the world will be still considered wrong and merely existing to be exploited by China in its great rush to industrialise and finish off the planet, hastening the end time in an insane rush to get rich and drive expensive cars on the last of the oil.

I look forward to mutant bird flu solving the problem eventually, although the environment has one of two surprises for China as it does for the rest of the world of men; when the dams break there will be millions wiped out of existance as the whole Yangse delta is washed into the sea along with all the industrial developments which have made this Olympics the most hazardous yet for competitors.

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August 12 2008

Camping in Wales

Long time away, holiday in Wales, but seems longer than it was. I guess that's what a holiday should be; something so completely different that you feel refreshed even after doing something quite strenuous. Just to be away from the computer is a holiday in itself, to be moving and bending rather than sitting in one position.

Many look on the principal ingredient of a holiday to be sun, which is why they have until now been flocking [lovely appropriate word for this flock mentality] to sunnier countries than the UK, despite skin cancer being ever present and a still growing medical problem. I'm not one for lying on the beach, I did that in my youth during long hot summers when not having to think so hard was a holiday from school, lying by the pool which provided occasional cooling when my body got too hot. Now, when you'd think I'd want to lie somewhere and doze, I'm bored and want to explore and photograph the amazing things we share our world with.

So there was a good deal of rockpool gazing, a realisation of the incredible richness of life in the oceans; in one small pool on the Welsh coast [Irish Sea] there were countless minute creatures going about their tide-regulated lives, vegetation of every subtle colour waved gently in the warming water, sheltering tiny crabs who snuggled more closely to the plant when a shadow fell over them. Worms came and went, leaving their castes as evidence, barely visible shrimps patrolled, eating minute morsals as they went.

Even the rain, and boy was there some rain, was bearable if only for being real. Torrential at times enough to be in the monsoon belt, over the ten days many inches fell, reinforcing the climate change message. This was August! Camping is more fun in rain, it tests your equipment and survival skills; the tent was magnificent [and I was surprised and somewhat pleased to learn that rather than US made as I had believed, Outwell tents are Danish, made by a family-owned company. Despite water flooding from the rest of the site to our pitch, it remained snug and warm inside throughout. The kitchen area was another matter. A river ran through it for some of the time, and the rest it was a mudbath so straw had to be utilised to form a dry bed on which to walk. Dodging in and out in downpours with rain bouncing two feet off cars was great fun. Altogether a total break from the tyranny of the keyboard and screen.

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The time to move to higher ground link [above] will change from time to time, illustrating how this phrase has become more and more common of late; from New Orleans, to Fiji to East Anglia to Holland.
I moved to higher ground in 2000 when it was clear that flooding was becoming the norm and climate change was happening now.
On the journey west, we passed flooded fields right across the midlands, it felt almost apocalyptic.
Since then, floods have become common in the UK and many other countries.


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The scenes from this war will create thousands maybe even millions of militants intent on inflicting damage on the only superpower. The war will be waged across America and in any American outpost and embassy. It will be brutal and messy and will continue for decades. Bush doesn't know what he has unleashed.
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