Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Left wing- politics of misery

Try as I might, for all my life I never understood the left. I think some are misguided in assuming taking money from the rich willl somehow make the poor better off, but Robin Hood was only a legend and that money goes to governments and their friends and rarely seen by anyone lower down. But the actual views I hear every day make me wonder if their proponents are sharing the same dimension and race as I do, as everything they appear to recommend would make our lives worse if put into practice. Just look at Cuba. It is divided into a few basic tenets. No one should have 'too much' money, whatever that means, or if communist, everyone should have the same, unless they run the country in some way. Or to each according to their needs. Well unless you're old or disabled I'd say they're pretty similar so not that different.

Then you have the state control and collectivism. Don't choose when and where you want to go, but have it restricted by law and enforced by police. Why is that exactly? Didn't we vote these people in to look after us and carry out the policies we chose, why should they be allowed to issue travel permits and fuel rations? Apart from places like Soviet Russia most of these are the wishes of the extremists rather than actual policies, but they don't seem to realise if they make everyone else suffer whatever restrictions they believe are necessary for man's sinful ways, they will be affected as well! No, many of these guys do not live in tents or mud huts and go to work by horse and cart or bus, they live in the same suburbs as me and usually have far more expensive cars. But they want other people to get the bus and burn wood in their houses but so would they if it became law.

They also seem to have a very liberal view of human nature. It's roughly called moral relativism, otherwise known as accepting all cultures as both equal and able to share spaces together. The fact that before arriving on our shores within their own countries the standard culture in many parts of the world is to kill the neighbouring tribe as they are ethnically different. Eastern Europe as well as Asia and Africa have small enclaves of ethnic tribes who consider themselves outsiders in whichever place they share, while the socialists accept such as equal when they flee to the London boroughs of red, and somehow forget every fight they've had with the infidels and oppressors since birth when they suddenly start earning a living wage. And amazingly the ethnic minorities the socialists tell us are equal do not follow their own beliefs in their own countries, but ones normally associated with the opposite end of the political spectrum. Multicultural actually means we can all hate the others equally and avoid them even when they move in next door. And hear black people running down Asians and vice versa, and Chinese running down everyone else.

If you set up a camp where everyone had to live by the sort of principles normally associated with victims of remote plane crashes, no private vehicles, renewable power, no income above the average etc, these people would nearly all wake up within a few days, and the ones left over would probably end up like the men who live in the woods with beards made of matted wool and talking to themselves as people cross the path to avoid them. And the number who actually earn well above the average wage now would be the first to pay an accountant should a new socialist government actually raise taxes the way they request, as the general rule appears to be on the left that every idea is for you, and not for me. You mustn't drive to work, earn so much, have two houses, send your children to private school, have a gas boiler, make successful investments (they destroy the third world economy you see), complain when the waiting list for the doctor runs into weeks as the local borough of Havana on Thames invites a few more Pakistani villages to relocate to the newly built stalags which used to contain private housing, whinge when your five year old struggles to handle English grammar as he is one of only three English speaking children in the class and the teachers have to concentrate on the others, or take your holiday in Brighton or Blackpool instead of flying abroad to save the planet, encouraged by the fact the taxes would make flying so expensive it would only be possible by party members.

It seems freedom is anathema to such people, who fear so much the idea of other people encroaching on their lifestyles or causing some kind of damage to their planet that we must impose such dire rules and regulations on every areas of our lives lest other human beings become so wild and uncontrolled their animal instincts make their lives a living hell. That's apparently political altruism for you, and a type only a few weeks in North Korea could cure. I wish I could arrange it for every single one I know.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Out and about

My new photography project has kept me busy this year, although with the object being to extend my map coverage as far as possible gets harder each time as I run out of reasonable trips to make. But I've done 2-4 trips a week so far and then spend a good few hours posting them with exact map locations when I get in. Here's a selection from yesterday's trip to Ware, primarily to get one of the last three known no entry signs with catseyes, changed in 1953 and abolished altogether ten years later.

Otherwise it's business as usual, one more article on the system now and working on the spiritual as usual, and worked out one thing from experiences online that I am able to see through scams most people accept until the trick's been explained to them. That gets you a lot of abuse as qualified people don't like being made to feel stupid so just call you a liar as they can't see it. I'd rather know it and at least not be surprised when our money is stolen than assume everyone in authority is there to help us. My arse they are. A few are, many are turned once they get there to fit in, and the rest join for the power and money they get out of it. No thanks. My new conservatory is planned for completion in a couple of weeks, and the house will then have some space in it at last when some junk can be cleared from the other rooms. That's about it so far and hope things keep adding new material.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Blogger update

This is my first post using the new format, firstly the font is already illegible so will probably have to redo the lot, but otherwise will see how it looks. My current hobby this year is filling in as many places on the map as I can with new photos, so keeps me out and about and managed Hampshire over the weekend which was my west extreme since I began on digital at the end of 2005. I needed a rest after two days in a row as the minimum distance is 15 miles for anywhere new and that's where the worst roads are, the others are 20-40 miles which is what I did on Sunday, so have to ration it a bit or I'll knacker myself. I also wrote another article which appears to be given a positive response, and otherwise more or less looking around for stuff to do. I caught up on shopping duties at least and got some exercise as I use the bike to get there, and just seeing my lists for whatever's built up while I was on the road for the past week or so.

The new room is being worked on again after a 2 week gap, and seems once the roof goes on the walls and floor will almost be ready. The space it'll free up in the house once I move the books and things in there will make it almost civilised. I hope to do another photo run tomorrow, the easier one won't fill much new space on the map but the one which will is quite a hard one in comparison and will need a good day before I take that on. There's an old road sign around the A25 in Surrey that only has a half remembered rough location and picture of the row of houses and sign for upcoming T junction to go on Streetview, and have done a 10 mile sweep after two weeks and nothing. Losing a sign on it is very easy but not a whole row of houses, there aren't many round there as it's in the sticks, and can even satellite view from above on the roads without a view. It would be nice to go at the weekend but would need something to turn up if I do.

So I've had a couple of busy weeks and with it being harder and harder to find places I can get to for new photo areas have had to wind it in a bit for now. No doubt something will turn up sooner or later, but no idea what.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Progress report

Let's see if I can get some followers back. I've been doing some new spiritual practices offered free online, and seem to be getting insights about all sorts of things one after another which once taken on board are permanent. Things are noticed and click into place. I've been told about a couple more treatments to wipe out other issues and will see if any results come, I'm very pleased people are prepared to offer them all free.

Otherwise with the improving light I've started going to take new places for my photo map, as a collector anything will do and gets me seeing places I haven't been to for ages again. I also had my garage roof finally repaired and the extension is half finished on the back so making plenty of progress. That's about it really but some pretty big stuff sorted out, as well as the car service which now makes a lot less noise than it did before. So I'll continue the work and sorting the house out, I think I'm starting to get my act together now and the interesting part is no effort is involved. The practices are very easy and the results seem to follow either coincidentally or automatically, either way it hasn't been from actively contorting my mind (against the grain) as recommended to, but doing the equivalents of yoga and astral work and the changes just seem to follow. That's the way I've suspected would work if anything did and all this positive thought crap which simply deludes the mind which snaps back in seconds has never seemed right to me. That intuition seemed to work and can now tell anyone else what has and hasn't passed my tests.

And by the way, don't be shy to comment even if you've got nothing to say, once we all got comments and found new blogs to read as a result, it's a dry as a witch's tit nowadays, everyone seems to have gone to Facebook and forgotten the few of us left here.