I had planned to follow up my last post which celebrated the beginning of summer, with some photos of the Devon countryside where I have just spent a week. I heard the news, and witnessed those shocking videos of his brutal murder just as we were preparing to leave. Ever since,I've been unable to focus on anything else for very long.
We've had attacks before;shootings,bombs. This felt different somehow.The barbarity of it reminded me of scenes from places like Mogadishu and Rwanda. We're now bombarded with information on an almost hourly basis; almost all of it speculation and,some of it irrelevant: 'it was an impulse attack' (they just happened to have a couple of meat cleavers and a pistol with them-as you do-). 'They're British (so what)
'They want to divide us'( whom do they want to divide and into what?)
So, the great and the good, who supposedly manage and protect this country from enemies are clueless. This though, hasn't stopped them from throwing around solutions like confetti; close down hate filled websites, collect data on everyone who so much as looks at at a computer by reviving the Communications Bill, monitor speeches by Imams.
None of it will work. We've heard it all before. Most of the videos Islamists watch are made out side the U.K. However the authorities have made a start. No one will be offended by 85 year old pensioners who shout at Muslims. Oh yes, get her locked up, that'l show every one we mean business! And I hope they've taken her computer away to check for more hate speech-you know the kind of thing-'that woman across the road never washes her bloody curtains'; blah blah blah. Well it has to stop!
Drummer Lee Rigby will enjoy no more summers. Unless of course there is a God,in which case may he spend eternity strolling through an English meadow.
- There seems to be no area of our lives, whether public or private,that is not subject to the scrutiny of the 'Equality People' Yet, no one ever defines Equality. So, how will we know it when we see it? Is it definable? And are the principles of equality, however we define them, attainable?.Is the ever extending range of government regulation over our lives 'progress'Or,are we on the road to totalitarianism. Are we hindered or helped in our quest for rights and justice through membership of the E.U., U.N.,e.t.c. or, would a strengthening of our own Parliamentary Democracy serve us better. This Blog will comment on equality and related issues with the hope of making some small contribution to the debate. Feel free to post your opinions and share your thoughts and experiences. That way we can get a better idea of how we, the little people really feel about things. And,just maybe,we might even influence the debate!