On this day a year ago
Well, in view of the fact that, per head, and thanks to subsidies from England (in effect), Scotland’s population has about 20% more spent on it as compared to the population of England, that is unsurprising. Try keeping that level of service going when Scotland achieves its faux-“Independence” (if it ever does).
Seems as if at least one moneysaving expert has missed something in the past few months…
Barack Obama is only half-“black”, but Meghan Markle, the “Royal Mulatta”, probably even less than half: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meghan,_Duchess_of_Sussex#Early_life_and_education.
Get rid of the brainwashing, and the brainwashers.
It is amazing, when one thinks of it, how much of that which we take for granted as the backdrop of our lives is actually relatively new in the world. After all, the American “Wild West” was in the 19th Century; the American Indian wars (effectively a genocide) around the 1870s. Only about 150 years ago.
Likewise, much of Africa, though partly known in outline to Europeans for hundreds of years, was only colonized and developed over the past 150 years or so, and some only over the past century or so.
Australia, as a European colonized development, only goes back a couple of hundred years or so. As for Antarctica, its very existence was unknown until a Russian ship spotted it in, I think, 1808.
Radio— as a mass product, in the past century; TV— for most people, since the 1950s; Internet etc— for most people, since the mid-1990s, not even 30 years ago.
I personally do not have much confidence that our present form of civilization and/or society will last much longer. I am now 66, meaning that it is moot as to whether I myself shall be able to contribute directly to the creation of a new society (rather than merely inspiring “our unconquerable (ideological) children“) to create anew.
It may be, that it will only be possible to lay down the basis in this incarnation, akin to planting a seed, with the expectation that the seed will only germinate at a later period of history, when we shall reincarnate in order to carry through the project to a victorious conclusion. We may have to accept that.
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A small indication of what is coming.
“My country is not a country; it is the winter” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon_Pays].