Thursday, 22 March 2007

Mugabe Does It In Style!

So Mr Mugabe, he really has some problems with personal insecurity, confiscating passports, bringing in hardline security forces from other dubious nations, supressing freedom of speech in order to continue his control and gather some more funds for his already swollen bank accounts.

All the time people starve, farms are repossesed, crops fail, economy crumbles and people are snatched and beaten up because they DARE to challenge the government.

All the while we sit and watch, we take little action and no risk, we need to help the other african nations to be brave enough to deal with this problem before we have genocide/mass starvation and we HAVE to interven.

Thursday, 15 February 2007

Not In Our Name

In this modern era of "my dick is bigger than yours" arms race where we are all striving to get the biggest and best we are always striving for new and ingenious ways to destroy ourselves, interesting that we have done this since the dawn of time, maybe it is the inevitable fate of the dominant species to either be destroyed or become a fossilised foot note to history!

Pick a method of extinction get them fast they wont be around long!

1) Nuclear war
2) Environmental Disaster
3) Bird Flu Pandemic
4) Chemical Warfare
5) ELE (Extinction Level Event)

The list goes on and on, we need to recognise that we are but temporary tennants of this world not its owners nor operators, it will quite happily continue without us in it and we will be the forgotten species with the lizard men are scratching around digging up shopping malls and hypothesising about the god "prada" that we seem to worship in these large domed structures!

The future of our species is uncertain we could die tomorrow and this planet would adapt and survive long past our demise!

Tuesday, 13 February 2007

Drums Of War Pt.2

Can you hear them, the drums begin to beat again, excuses are touted and "offences" are found to justify our actions and build the foundations for another catostrophic war.

The sabres are well and truly being rattled! One side finds "weapons" that were supplied by the other and they deny they have ever sent or supplied weapons.

Meanwhile in the free world we discuss the effects of torture scenes shown in a popular TV show, we are so desensitised to violence and shock that we no longer care what we are see because its all on "TV" we have lost touch with reality somewhere!

Real people are dying, not some glamourous characters in a TV show or a movie we see death and destruction everytime we turn on the news, real people facing real loss fighting for survival against opression and supression of their human rights.

Yet we sit in our comfortable homes and let our governments do what they will, take illegal actions and goto war when we the people they are elected to serve do not want to, politicians have forgotten what their purpose is.

"that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain--that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

Wednesday, 7 February 2007

Repeating Our Mistakes

"First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the sick, the so-called incurables, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't mentally ill.

Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up, because I was a Protestant.

Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me "

"Martin Niemoller 1892-1984"

Orange Jumpsuits, bound and tortured, deprived of sleep, intensively questioned and we choose to use the "information" gathered in this manner to mount our defense against the "terrorists".

Those people subjected to that are telling the soldiers exactly what they think they want to hear in order to end their punishment and this they call "valuable intelligence".

We have a new underclass, a new group to persecute and blame for the ills of this world, the muslim terrorists, we can degrade them and poke fun at them and blame them for all the things that are wrong in our world.

I seem to recall a certain group of people who had the same treatment during the second world war, it was politcally convienient and entirely justifiable (in his own mind) for Herr Hitler to persecute and hound those that follow the Jewish faith, they had the sucess and fortune he so clearly desired, its always easier to justify your actions if you have someone to blame for all the troubles you face.

We should take care to learn from our history or we are doomed to repeat our past mistakes, difference and variety are not a bad thing but we all have to remeber when it comes down to it we are all Human, lets not forget our humanity in order to beat our "imagined" foe.

"I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that."

Shylock - Merchant Of Venice (Shakespear)

Tuesday, 6 February 2007

Day One

"Verily our most magnificent allies excel in defending their own vehemently from justice"

America once again demonstrates that the lives of non-american citizens mean nothing in their grand scheme.

They lie cheat and deceive us all in the name of the "war on terror" who is it that is making this world even more terrorised by their very actions all the while eroding our god given freedoms enshrined in the magnacarta and the declaration of independance.

Clearly from the transcripts we have seen and heard the two individuals involved know their guild and are remorseful over their actions "Im going to be sick" "Dude we are going to jail".

Justice cannot and must not be evaded, it must be seen to be done and someone needs to stand up and take responsibility for their actions and their consequences, wether it be the american government for not providing adequate training, the two pilots involved in the incident for their actions without permission from their ground controller someone has to take responsibility.

Mr Bush and Mr Blair and the two pilots, one day justice will find you and you shall be judged by your peers and pay the price for your actions, I only hope that we all live long enough to see that day.