There Is Nowt Queerer Than Folk

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People in general are probably the most complicated, dangerous, confusing, annoying, tiresome, argumentative, frustrating, angry, illogical, emotional and idiotic creatures roaming this planet of ours. Don’t even get me going on the differences between the genders…

To begin with, the greater majority of mankind believes in some form of non existant all powerful entity. Why? What’s wrong with standing on your own two feet? To any logical thinking being, any form of religion makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Where is this all powerful being when we need them the most, like when we are involved in a war, or are suffering a family crisis? Nowhere, that’s where! So why bow down to them? It makes no sense at all.

Religion is hardly peaceful or benevolent, despite everything its devotees preach. Each religion believes it is the only true one, conning its faithful into thinking that all the others are unbelievers to be destroyed! I’ve lost count of the number of wars that were, and still are, being fought in its name – an ugly trait of those who still believe that they are still the masters of all mankind. It seems that we can’t get through a single century without declaring war on each other. Once again, why is that? In the days of yore the common people were given no choice in anything. Once upon a time we were ruled by Emperors, Kings, Dukes, Earls, Barrons and tribal Chieftains. What they decreed simply happened.

I’ve got news for you people. These days we do have a choice, despite what our political and religious leaders may say. Our politicians, backed by the more fantical religions, have taken over from any kind of royalty, prosecuting wars in other lands like there is no tomorrow, usually because those countries are oil rich. While we can’t do much about the religious fanatics, except ignore them, every few years we do get the chance to vote out the political party that is annoying and frustrating us the most. The real trouble is that instead of thinking first, many simply give their vote to a specific political party because that’s the way their family members and them have always done it. In my own case, I usually vote for the Labour party. Why do I do that? Habit, pure and simple!

More and more these days people simply don’t bother to vote, believing that their one vote won’t make any difference. Total rubbish!

With barely a fortnight to go, the good people of Scotland will get the chance to vote, either for independence from the rest of the UK, or to maintain the status quo. This is a historic moment in the history of these islands. The Scots won’t get another chance like this in the forseeable future. The political pundits and polls suggest that both sides of the argument, for and against, are about even. When have polls and pundits ever got anything right when it comes to elections, or in this case, probably the most important referendum that Scotland will vote on?

Since the Jacobites were beaten in the eighteenth century, ending any previous thoughts of Scots’ independance, the proud nation has been nothing more than a vassal state of England. Despite all of the scaremongering and threats from the UK parliament, personally I hope that Scotland achieves it dream to break away from the houses of parliament, otherwise known as Westminster, once and for all.

Role on the eighteenth of September…

What The Hell Are We Doing About It?

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A good friend of mine who has lived in Israel, and has many friends in the region, posted an article on his Facebook page because he suspects that many of the articles on both the US newsmedia and in their newspapers are coloured to suit the US Government’s open support for Israel’s unjust war against the Palestinians trapped behind the wall surrounding Gaza (click on the previous highlighted word Gaza to read the article for yourselves).

One individual from the US posted the following totally incomprehensible comment on the Facebook post – “Hope the Islam supporters are okay wirh becoming Muslims.” Apart from not being able to spell, the individual concerned showed their complete ignorance of Islam and what it means to be a Muslim, let alone their obvious contempt for the innocent civilians being killed by Israeli bombs, missile air strikes, and shells.

While every other nation across the planet strongly condemns what Israel is doing to the Palestinians, which bares a striking similarity to what the Nazis did to the Jews during World War Two, both America’s government and mine here in the UK openly support Israel, inferring that it is all the fault of the Palestinian people for giving a haven to terrorists.

Yes it is true that Hamas does have a militant wing. Yes it is also true that Hamas is part of the Islamic Resistance Movement allied to the Muslim Brotherhood. But does that entitle Israel to indiscriminately murder 1,400 innocents at the time of writing this, many of them children?

Remember this, these militant Arab movements sprang up down the decades simply because of the totally unjust way in which my own country redrew the Middle Eastern map at the end of World War One. Then after World War Two ended, in 1948 it was decided to remove the remaining Jews from Europe by giving them a homeland in the Middle East. Naturally this upset the entire region. No one in Europe or the Arab nations bordering the part of Palestine that became Israel, wanted the Jews.

The ordinary Palestinian people living in Gaza are innocent! Many people on both sides of the wall surrounding the enclave don’t want the cycle of murder to continue. The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, has called what the Israeli Prime Minister, Bejamin Netanyahu and his cronies are doing a war crime. Why can’t the US and the UK see that and back him?

Calling anyone like myself who supports the Palestinian civilians an anti Semite, and therefore anti Jewish is ludicrous, when both peoples are Semitic in origin. And before you ask, no I am not a Muslim. I am an Anglican – a non practicing member of the Church of England.

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The time has come for the entire world to cry enough and withhold any and all aid to Israel, forcing them to get along with all their neighbours!