People will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.
( Aldous Huxley )
Due to Government cuts, around 900,000 old folk in the UK on Pension Credit are no longer eligible for emergency cold weather payments. Targeting the vulnerable seems to be the policy of the Conservative Party.
Ideologies are exportable, and legitimise attempts to alter the internal regimes of other countries ( such as the USA’s recent attempt to bring ‘democracy’ to Iraq ).
( Peter Hitchens )
Russian gangsters with their stolen loot are allowed to live feely in Britain.. Russian traitors are given refuge there.. And the UK Government descend into uncontrollable, deranged hysteria over the consequences of their own shifty dealings.
Thousands of unnecessary deaths, millions suffering pain and misery.. Homelessness, suicides, violent crime at highest recorded levels.. The money-laundering, drug capital of Europe.. This is the UK, ruled by an incompetent, greedy, selfish, arrogant government.
The weak and the vulnerable and the powerless are blamed for economic ills and left to wither.. While those at the top, responsible for all the shit and all the misery, are exonerated and grow richer.
I suppose it’s possible that Russia, a country with no ideology, a falling population and a GDP the size of Italy, is in some way threatening western democracy, though I can’t think why. Main threat to western democracy is intellectual decline of western media and politicians.
( Peter Hitchens )
Politics is no longer Left v Right.. It’s Truth v Propaganda.
Is there any other reason or purpose for why we are here than to find out the truth ?
Most world religions denounced war as a barbaric waste of human life.
We treasured the teachings of these religions so dearly that we frequently had to wage war in order to impose them on other people.
( Jon Stewart )
The UK Government has absolutely no problem murdering innocent civilians on foreign soil. It has no problem engaging in acts of aggression with and on behalf of other nations.. It has no problem extracting profits from the sale of armaments to genocidal regimes.. It has no problem subjecting its own citizens to the head-choppers and covering up their massive, organised, systematic raping of British girls.
Inside my mind there are hundreds of different worlds..
And I don’t feel at home or comfortable in any of them.
I don’t blame Farage for hating the EU really.
Imagine having to keep attending an institution where everyone is smarter than you even in their second language.
( Ralf Little )
I am here to acknowledge and represent the African-American girls whose stories don’t lead on the evening news.. I represent the African-American women who are victims of gun violence, who are simple statistics instead of being vibrant, beautiful girls full of potential.
( Naomi Wadler )
The UK Government have picked another £48million from the magic money tree to invest in building a chemical weapons defence centre to tackle what it says is a growing threat from Russia and North Korea.
The sick and the homeless and the children in poverty will have to wait.
Every single major BBC commentator is a Tory voter.
Many have actually worked for the party in the past.
Bias is therefore unavoidable, whether conscious or not.
( Mel Melvin )
People, including politicians, who express opinions that go against the agenda of the Government are being insulted and vilified, not only by the Tory-supporting media, but by Government ministers.. This is not democracy, nor is it respectful, nor is it how Britain should be.
The US and Israel have a list of targets and agendas in the Middle East but Russia poses a problem, disrupting the outcome in Syria and supporting Iran.. Just one reason for the scaremongering, propaganda, and false claims that Russia is a threat to the West.
A country where the media attack the opposition rather than the government is a country where freedom is under threat.
( Peter Hitchens )
NHS hospitals are borrowing record amounts of money from the Government. Figures reveal that Hospital trusts owed £7.5billion in loans in 2016/17, up from £5billion on the previous year. The Government should be giving, not loaning it to them. After all, it’s taxpayers’ money.
The Unlucky Victims Of Cameron’s Childish Vanity ..
Whose fault is it that so many of our fellow creatures have drowned in the Mediterranean on the way to Britain ? Whose fault will it be when many more do so, crying out for help that will not come, in the future ?
One thing is quite certain. Completely avoidable actions have made this crisis much worse. The worst action of all was the unforgivable stupid decision by David Cameron and others to over-throw Colonel Gaddafi’s state in Libya. I am still amazed that this blunder did not destroy Mr Cameron, as it should have done.
Like all shallow modern politicians, he wanted a cheap and victorious war to make him seem more important than he is.. Libya and its people were the unlucky victims of his childish vanity.. Not only did this bird-brained action turn Libya into a hideous, bloody chaos without hope, it removed the single most important barrier between Europe and the Third World.. Without Gaddafi’s stringent control of his coastline, the economic refugees of the whole of Africa and much of the Middle East (many of them fleeing wars and conflicts begun or encouraged by us) can clamber into coffin ships and set out across the Mediterranean.. Liberal vanity kills and goes on killing.. And it is all the worse because the culprits continue to have such high opinions of themselves.
( An extract from an article by Peter Hitchens, 02.11.2014 )