Category Archives: UK

Just Another Black Incident

These days the only certain news is that a story will appear dealing with some black skinned person who was arrested because he had a black skin. British police were summoned to check an incident in a small town in England. Two police cars arrived along with a police van and encountered a mob of angry white skinned people howling at a black man whose face was bloody as he confronted the mob. He was apparently a middle aged person and he was holding a knife in his hand as the mob shouted for his blood. Tajuseen Taiso lived in the house with his white skinned girl friend who was standing in the doorway crying over the brutal attack by the mob.

So, how did the police handle the situation? Naturally, they arrested the man who was bleeding. Why would they arrest the mob which did the beating? Beats me. He was taken to jail, held for 35 hours,and then charged with possession of a dangerous weapon. This incident occurred three years ago. Finally, the police yesterday admitted they made a mistake. Black on white always winds up the same way, arrest the black dude!

So, Who Should Govern England?

Boris Johnson who is a member of the Conservative party and a well known politician offered some advice to the people of England regarding who they should vote for this coming week. He informed members of a Conservative club that if any Englishmen wants to have prosperity in his native land there is only one way to vote. “If they want Britain to be a strong independent nation, if they want Britain to lead in Europe, if they want an economy that is dynamic and is competitive, and is based on the spirit of enterprise, then they should vote Conservative.” He also assures the people of England that if they want to end economic inequality then their choice must be a member of the Conservative party.

I am confused. Prime Minister David Cameron is a Conservative. He has a majority in Parliament, and he has been in power for years. So, why hasn’t he ended economic inequality? Why hasn’t he fostered a spirit of enterprise and unleashed the power of business to make England competitive. I also hear him making comments about whether or not England should remain in the European Union. If England leaves it, how can Britain lead Europe?? British Conservatives are conservatives and their primary focus is upon Business and the financial sector of the country. That is the reality of ALL Conservatives, all over the world!

Let’s Snub Russia

Leaders of Western nations in Europe have decided not to attend events in Russia being held to remember the end of World War II. The Russians commemorate that finality on a different day in May than what is followed in Western Europe and the United States. So, to show dislike for Russian leader, Vladimir Putin the West will not send anyone to help the Russian people recall the days when there was a great alliance which included the US, England and the Soviet Union. The world would not be what it was, for better or worse if not for the gallant Russians who fought Nazi Germany. Here is the record:

1. At all times in Europe, the Russian army confronted about 70% of the German army.

2. At least 28 million Russians died during World War II.

3. About 300,000 American soldiers died in fighting Nazi Germany.

4. It was Russian troops who dealt one blow after another in the fight to end Nazism.

5. We can not forget what Russians did during those difficult years.

The world owes Russia a debt just as Russia owes a debt of gratitude toward England and the USA. To snub heroes is not being heroic!

Send Out The Loonies

In two weeks the people of Great Britain will elect a new government. The good news is that the notorious anti-immigrant UKip is slowly, but surely declining in its attraction to the people of England. The leader of UKip, Nigel Farage is in trouble and may not even win the district in which he must win in order to serve in Parliament. His UKip won about 37% of the vote in elections for the European Parliament, but latest polls indicate only about 13% of people in Great Britain will vote for it. UKip believes that all economic problems in their fair land will end once those terrible immigrants can no longer come to merry old England. Of course, those dirty old immigrants do the jobs that native born Englishmen refuse to take such as picking up the garbage of picking crops. In modern times those who most oppose immigration are those who most oppose any sort of work that entails hard physical labor. Perhaps, we can make robots to do that work and then dispense with those immigrants.

The race is a tight one between the Labor Party led by Ed Miliband and the Conservatives led by David Cameron. At this point, Labor has 36% to 33% for the Conservatives. At least give some credit to David Cameron who summed up the UKip very succinctly: “a bunch of fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists.” Enough said.

Wither My England?

There will be an election in England next month which will determine in one way or another whether or not that nation remains in the European Union. On the right is the UKIP whose goals is hating immigrants and getting the UK out of the EU. Conservative leader David Cameron will say anything in order to get elected, but who knows what he will do if he is elected? Ed Miliband of the Labor Party has many interesting ideas but lacks the skill to get across his ideas. He definitely opposes leaving the EU. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair told Miliband, “a decision to exit Europe will say a lot about us, and none of it would be good.”

The fight in England is similar to the fight in America about illegal immigrants. We need these people in order to go about our daily lives but many hate what they need. Immigrants to the United Kingdom have helped to raise its economic growth and they do the dirty work that those born in the UK will not do. Another example of how hate blinds people about the reality of their lives. I am certain that if Cameron wins, he will NOT exist the European Union and he will NOT halt immigration. Without immigrants, who picks up the garbage of our daily lives??

Children Headed To Death

There is increasing controversy over the issue as to why many young people in European nations decide the world in which they live simply does not meet their needs for-something. Three young teen girls fled from the United Kingdom, got to Turkey, and somehow made their way across that nation to the safety of Syria where they hoped to find some meaning to their lives. There is no doubt they received assistance in England and they certainly got help in Turkey. After all, three English speaking girls had to make their way across a foreign land and get across the border into Syria. The issue that western people refuse to confront is-why do some young people who were raised in democratic societies flee to the arms of violence and hate? It is quite clear they discover in the words of hatred a missing aspect of their society.

The quest in modernity is for a sense of meaning. We provide youth with technology and money and propaganda that extols the importance of material things only to discover that some young people hunger for a sense they are doing something that transcends their material existence and provides a sense of self worth. Consumerism does not provide that emotion. So, in their ignorance, they embrace death. They hurry towards hate and fear and brutality from which they can obtain a sense of meaning. Ironically, in the age of technology, primitive thinking attracts some young people. Never forget that we are only a few hundred years from our violent ancestors.

International Women’s Day

Well, it is that time of the year when we decide to devote an entire day focused upon the world of women and their struggle for being regarded on an equal basis with men. I believe we males should be proud that we are willing one day of the year to recognize that women in the workplace do encounter a few issues. A young woman who works in England described her encounters with those of the male sex. “The male friends I have at work are the same as me. They occasionally think being funny is more important than being nice. They’re neurotic, forceful when they think they’e right and not afraid to say ‘this is wrong, fix it’ and sometimes get things wrong. But, at the end of the day I’m still the bitch.” In other words, they will interact with women, joke with them, tease them, but it must always be clear that she is a woman and they are men. On International Women’s Day this professional woman had to make these comments but also made clear that she could not use her name. After all, her buddies at work want the world to know that some of their best friends are women.

Yes, we have come a long way, but, in reality we are closer to the starting line than to the end of this race for equality. The quest for equality is over when a person is a colleague, not a female colleague. One must alter minds to recognize that all at work are simply fellow workers and their sex is completely unimportant–AT WORK! Sex is for after work.

Wither England?

Current polls reveal that the United Kingdom might elect a Labor government to replace the current Conservative government of David Cameron. Among the issues confronting any new government in this nation is what should be the program to change to present to people. Among the topics of this challenge are:

1. How does one deal with immigration from other European nations? All members of the EU must allow immigrants to enter.

2. What type of economic model should be pursued? Should England pursue more central government initiative or devolve power to local entities?

3. Should England pursue a policy that witnesses greater power to the central government of the European Union?

4. Should England opt out of the European Union?

5. Should the government push for a higher minimum wage?

In other words does England need a government that confronts income inequality?

Wait and see the end result.

Conservatives In Action Mean NO Action For Poor People

Conservatives in America want power so they can prove that enacting conservative laws will result in peace and prosperity to all who dwell in this fair land. Actually, we have a vivid example of what occurs when conservatives become the party leading society– the United Kingdom. Under the leadership of Prime Minister David Cameron, the people of England are being subject to what constitutes a conservative concept of government. Jessica was 22 weeks pregnant and had to walk two miles to get to the food bank because she was too poor to take public transportation. She was receiving an Employment and Support Allowance for her mental health issues after she had given birth to a still born child. Jessica was informed that after she failed to attend a session on “work focus” she would witness a reduction in her allowance.

In merry England if those who are poor they may be subject to less money for failing to attend obesity sessions and then reduce their weight. After all, a philosophy that urges less government supervision of people just wants to check their weight. Conservatives believe those with wealth do not need government supervision or government laws and regulations, but when it comes to what poor people weigh, send in government agents!

They ARE Listening To You!

We inhabit a world in which the average person devotes his or her time during the day using a piece of technology in order to communicate with another person. The average person in America or England can not even eat a bite of food without grasping technology in hand and talking with someone else. On the other hand, governments now make certain that when you speak, they must know to whom you communicate and what is said during the conversation. The Investigating Powers Tribunal in London, is now charged with sharing data about what people in England say with US agencies. The English government is now charged with making certain that any and all conversations are known, not only to powers in the English government, but to those in the USA.

It is charged that the English government “contravened privacy and free speech provisions in the European Convention on Human Rights.” It acted illegally by sharing with the US government data and conversations in England. There is hope these charges will be presented to the European Court of Human Rights. Gee whiz, wouldn’t it be great if we Americans had a Court that dealt with our Rights. Oh, we do have the Supreme Court, but a majority on that body owe allegiance to the wealthy of America!