The EU is moving towards its final destination, it’s time for us to depart and choose a different track

The Sceptic Isle

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“If the British cannot support the trend to more integration in Europe, we can nevertheless remain friends, but on a different basis. I could imagine a form such as a European economic area or a free trade agreement.” – Jacques Delors in 2012

If an ideologically devoted European federalist like Jacques Delors can see the best way forward for Britain, why can’t we?

Our ruling elite may be comfortable with our integration into the European Union, but the majority of the public are sceptical. Their generally risk averse conservative nature and the sense of uncertainty around leaving will likely see us remain in the EU for the time being, but they will never fully accept our place in the Union and will wake up one day to understand that their country has become a vassal.

Our Europhile elite will try as they might, but eventually the British will vote for…

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Heightism, Detachment & Sociopathy – The Rules Revisited

Darwin once stated, it is not the strongest that are most likely to survive, but those most adaptable to change. Height elicits expectation, yet it does not determine personality or social standing. Despite what many men and women believe, being restricted by one’s height or weight presents a valuable challenge that would not exist, if modern society was more accepting of its innate diversity. From a historical perspective, this is far from new behaviour. However, there are countless erroneous presumptions associated with height that limit our understanding of how heightism originally came to be.

One of the earliest, common references is that of the “Napoleon Complex”, which denotes an inferiority complex or deep-rooted hang-up with one’s own height. However, the original purpose of this term is rarely analysed, nor it is considered that history is typically written by the victor. Smear campaigns were nothing new. Since we have learnt to paint on cave-walls, we have used visual and/or linguistic mediums to convey useful and impractically vain information. To twist and turn information, regardless of its accuracy stretches back to the beginning of ancient warfare. This leads us to a simple fact: Napoleon Bon Apart (5.6ft / 1.68m) was taller than Horatio Nelson (5.4ft / 1.64m). One would think that such a basic fact could easily be discerned by the masses, however, Nelson was accustomed to taking measures against “looking short”. That being said, when the height difference is below 2 inches or five centimetres, it is fairly easy to play with appearances, but whereas many people nowadays can purchase flats from nearby stores, Nelson had to devise his own methods of altering his appearance.
Nelson understood that height is as physical as it is psychological. Anyone can seem tall, while they truly aren’t. If you are bold enough, you can make anyone believe anything, but let’s not throw all caution to the wind just yet. There are physiological limits without bone-shattering application traditional Chinese surgery. Limitations that cannot be applied to the art of propaganda. He may not have been taller than his opponent, although you wouldn’t know with how much effort he invested in being referred to as the taller out of the two.
To show the extent of how successful his propaganda campaigns actually were…in honour of Nelson’s victory, the column built in Trafalgar Square was designed to be the tallest landmark in all of London. Some historians suggest that it was Nelson’s explicit wish for the highest monument to be dedicated to him, so he could oversee the entirety of the metropolis of London at the time.

As we are judged by our appearance, prior to our actions…Before we even open up our mouth, it is only logical to give yourself the best chances. In the old days, it was easier to make yourself appear taller, smarter and more capable. Nowadays, it has become much harder for anyone to pretend to be something they are not, but it is never impossible. Not for anyone…However, it appears to be easier for taller men to deceive women than their shorter counterpart. Again, not impossible. The truth is that under the right circumstances, people will turn a blind eye to almost anything, if they are otherwise occupied…They will disregard height differences, personal disagreements and even the most heart-wrenching betrayals, when the appeal to their self-interest is sufficient. Although the interests of one or more people may be temporarily aligned, that does not guarantee any form of loyalty or respect once they are not. In fact, short men and women live longer, when they’re weary of the company they keep. It is one thing to be useful, but to be repeatedly used as a stepping stone is a fate no one should settle for, regardless of their stature.

Height & Intelligence

History is full of examples, where height serves as an indicator of high intelligence or brute force. Whereas some geniuses are born, most forms of intelligence are cultivated and developed over time. In other words, every human being has the potential to enhance their natural abilities or fight against them. Whereas many living beings are driven by instinct, we have the free will to choose. In this, we are given a distinct advantage. Through conscious choice, one can overcome the height-based bias that runs riot in the world. However, we can only free ourselves, we cannot force others into the position to acknowledge the existence or negative impact of heightism.
Being short is not a handy-cap. It does not determine EQ, IQ or intelligence of thought. Here, one has to to bear in mind that the most intelligent of people were never revered throughout history, they were shunned, exiled and often murdered in the most heinous manner. However, where the general cultivation of intelligence is concerned, Jung’s theory on personality development indicates that if you are not athletically- or strength-orientated as a short person, your talent most likely lies elsewhere. Further research into the hidden talents of the “vertically challenged” shows that many excel at communication. Whereas some had to become quick witted by being subjected to abuse, others were born with the gift of the gab. It gives them an irresistible charm that makes them much more successful in the dating game. For those that are still mastering that knack for words, the trick is to say less than necessary.

Needless to mention, there are many different types of intelligence. Although we continue to quantify new forms, quantum physics suggests the avenues of intelligence are infinite. If we can conceive being a genius in a subject in our minds, it is fairly possible to cultivate the knowledge necessary to succeed. That being said, if you weren’t born swimming against the tide, I wouldn’t recommend to start now. Nurture your natural abilities, but keep an open mind. After all, you wouldn’t expect Bach, Tesla or Einstein to abandon their respective fields, for what was expected of them. Truth is not a phenomena of mass-appeal, neither is free will. The most intelligent, remarkable and revered characters throughout history were not recognised for their achievement. They did not need to be. They did what felt right for them, regardless of what society thought of them. That being said, appearance and social standing can easily override intelligence, but it depends very much on the circumstances. In such an occasion, the personality of a person often defines their instinctual reaction. (It should be noted that psychopaths are predominantly prone to react in specific ways, whereas sociopaths often lack a reaction, unless attempting to elicit a specific response.)
As stated before, there is such a thing as too intelligent. However, there are two distinct types of “high intelligence.” As paradoxical as it may seem, the first type of supremely intelligent people, capable of outsmarting the world’s finest, frequently feign ignorance to fit in. Conversely, the second type often lack the social intelligence to not outshine their master (at every turn), unless the right circumstances are in their favour.
For many, high intelligence is frightening. Combined with the lack of height, it is like drawing a bullseye on one’s back. Even if you give someone the right answer or advice, if it’s not you they wanna hear it from, then the entire endeavour is flawed from the outset. At times, we fail to realise just how intelligent those around us are, if our ego prevents us from seeing them for what they are truly capable of.
Tall or not, nothing is as it seems. We can never know anyone by their appearance or glimpses of their personality. Even the type or level intelligence only serves us to a limits degree. Truth is only time reveals the reality of a person and/or situation. Hitler considered to the Jews to be of lower intelligence. Before then, men thought of women as less intelligent. And the time before that, it was African Americans. For someone to be superior, some has to be viewed as inferior. The more superior someone is, the more inferior another becomes. In a way, it is the cycle and sway of power. Without a smidgen of humility or compassion toward their opponent, people rise to inconceivable heights. However, they must invariably fall from their high horse in this life or the next. Regardless of how sly or intelligent, no one can escape the moral consequences of their behaviour toward themselves or others. So, think twice before acting out revenge or ill-will…Think twice before judging yourself based on appearance or intelligence. Beauty and intelligence are both in the eye of the beholder. They are malleable, superficial properties that are easily altered, as is what we gain from them. However, the challenge in problem-solving is to realise that we cannot change certain aspects of ourselves, we can only overcome them by denying them the power to act upon us. If we doomed to be short, the most intelligent coping strategy is to make the best of it. Ironically, this is also one of the most effective ways to annoy and irritate those that gain a level of satisfaction from demeaning others. The lack of a reaction/response or even a simple agreement can startle the most determined bully long enough to diffuse tension, but it can also have the exact opposite effect.

Height & Mental Illness

Many short men are either depict as the arrogant smartass, the sly mediator and the cold-blooded sociopath or psychopath. However, how closely related are height and mental well-being? Although it shouldn’t have such detrimental effects, any form of discrimination takes its toll. As height and well-being are indirectly connected through the self-image that is established through childhood and adulthood. Height can never be a definite indicator of sanity and it is ludicrous that some humour this notion. From a professional standpoint, height affects many facets of life, from dating to work opportunities to socialising, which in turn affects mental and emotional health.
Truth be told, just by being short or fat, the chance of getting employed or earning more is significantly lower. After all, it could be argued that any profession that is restricted by height requirements only perpetuates a narrow-minded, inaccurate view of how height determines available career-choices and progression. However, no argument or clever statement can change the reality of the situation.
Although height discrimination has reached the realms of undeniability, that does not stop people from trying. Hell, I would depressed if interview after interview employers would take one look at me and my CV, make some excuse and hired someone half my age with less qualifications but taller. Equal employment opportunities means that it shouldn’t matter if I’m a 4ft grey alien from Alpha Centauri, every living being should have the same opportunity to prove their skills and put food on the table. To be expected to be mentally stable in such conditions is like fighting an endless tide of unrealistic expectations. It should be noted that those who demand often are not expected to deliver, if put in the same position. On a separate note, I’ve noticed short men that have risen above the negative restrictions and implications of heightism rarely associate with other short men, unless carefully selected. They wish to distance themselves as far as they can from being a target, or being associated with anything that threatens the position they have fought to gain. Those that have made it are not all cut-throat, but the majority have had to learn to function in a world of predators. As a consequence, the prey grows far beyond its former predator(s). Whereas some develop anti-social qualities to survive among psychopaths, others choose to steer their moral compass in the opposite direction. They cultivate an air of non-attachment that almost gives them a monk-like presence. They are at peace with who they are. They do not feel the urge to seek justice or vengeance…They only act when acted upon. And I have the deepest empathy for those that have fallen victim to such a powerful force. Few that I know of make it out alive with their ego intact. Some are so emasculated that it stays with them for the rest of their lives (which is most likely equivalent to what they have done to others for being short, fat or otherwise impaired in their opinion).

The Short Sociopath VS The Tall Psychopath

So far in my career, I’ve encountered short and tall sociopaths. However, I’ve always found that my colleagues would find it easier to cope with the 6ft6in than the 5ft4in service user. While episodes of violence were more common for the taller clientele, short men were far more contained but infinitely more vicious when violent. Despite the inherent danger, I’ve always been more comfortable around short sociopaths in comparison to tall psychopaths or sociopaths. Although not all short sociopaths I’ve met socially or professionally have been high functioning, the majority were highly intelligent in their own way. One that society may not be ready to acknowledge just yet, since it has no need to. As stated before, once there is a need, most will say or do anything to fill it…But what happens afterwards entirely depends on the person and circumstance.

The term psychopath and sociopath are often used to describe the worst fears anyone can have about someone we are associated with. Their true nature is thought to be egocentric, merciless and incapable of remorse. The stuff of your worst nightmares… But contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to look far to find a full-blooded psychopath or sociopath. Just switch on your TV. Whereas psychopaths thrive on attention, sociopaths often keep to the shadows. Nonetheless, both can also create shadows from which to operate. Most of us won’t have to look beyond our community to find a borderline psychopath or sociopath. The difference is tall people remain undetected far more often, unless their actions have been witnessed on a large scale. One that is not or cannot be denied.

To explain, the difference between psychopathy and sociopathy on a fundamental level is on a genetic level. Whereas both can have their hereditary roots, emotional processing is affected differently. Psychopaths, although they may not be able to feel, are often driven by an emotional need. Sociopaths are not. However, both disassociate from their emotions to variant degrees. Both are capable of vicious fits of rage, although they are often underplayed when the individual is short.
The most important difference I’ve found in dating a psychopath and a higher functioning sociopath is the need to prey on emotions. Psychopaths appear to have an inherent need to manipulate and deceive that makes them overconfident. The paranoid tendencies of a short sociopath is the textbook example that counters such the deep-rooted emotional need of the stereotypically tall and good looking psychopath.
Height does not differentiate. Since height discrimination has become an everyday occurrence, whether you’re a psychopath, sociopath or just anti-social makes no difference. If you’re short as a male, you’re doomed to be an outsider, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. From personal experience, short-statured people like myself either make an invested effort to follow trends or they create their own. As a psychologist, it is my firm opinion that trend-setters are always outsiders. Whether short or tall, they have the confidence to walk their own path.
However, for sociopaths, the end justifies the means. If that means their imprisonment, torture or death, then so be it. Psychopaths, due to their inherent emotional needs, have an in-build weakness, whereas once the mask of a sociopath drops…There is nothing. A vast, infinite void of emotion that drives shivers down your spine. Beyond false anger, there is dead calm silence.
In simple terms, the circuits in the cortex do not connect and/or process emotions properly…like two wires that don’t fully connect. Since they don’t, there is an accumulation of energy, leading to large bursts of emotion, when the buildup is so substantial that the connection is forced.

It is difficult for anyone to let someone close to us see us in our worst light. For sociopaths and psychopaths, the light is merely more revealing than most people can handle. Not all of us were born or conditioned to be a certain way, but none of us deserve the rejected for that fact.
Predators have their uses in any society. Historically, their talents were put to good use in the military. The more psychotic, psychopathic or sociopathic the opponent, the more insane was the person that actually defeated them. In wartimes, you wouldn’t care about the short guy wielding a battle ax like a mad man, unless he is coming toward you. The military has always been in high demand of controllable soldiers that will follow any command to the death, not uncontrollable cannon balls that wreck their projections. Psychopaths gain their power from knowing their place and when to rise above it…Sociopaths will do so regardless, if they wish to.

Being short makes that endeavour slightly more complex, as there is more to conceal and distract from. Playing with appearances is more complicated, as making oneself taller isn’t an option. Surrounding oneself by tall, but genuine, supporters is a frequently used technique. However, the tall selfless wingman that’ll deliver women on a plate is a sheer fantasy, unless they are blackmailed into doing so or persuaded by someone with a higher level power compared to them. I’ve found that when it comes to territory, many men do not remove women from the equation. That being said, women are no longer subject to arranged marriages or career-restraints, but we are just as vulnerable to social engineering. Particularly, in the case of male heightism.
When we become chronically dissatisfied with ourselves, it becomes hard to hide. People sense, feel and see that one person, which drags the group down. On the other hand, every group also has its leader: the alpha male or female. Whereas tall psychopaths or sociopaths often have the opportunity to cosy up to them by replacing the beta…Their short counterpart often has to strike with fierce momentum to displace or even scatter the group (with less beneficial results). In conclusion, height doesn’t affect the severity of a condition, but at times it forces men in the position to overcompensate merely to be noticed. Unfortunately, by the time they are noticed, their reactions have often been torn so far out of proportion that they distract from the issue at hand.

Relationships in Times of Mass Extinction

Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error.

– Marcus Cicero

The refugee crisis of 2015 (that is still waiting to reach its peak) has highlighted the Western resource and wealth inequality to the extent, where people are no longer able to deny its effects. The most common stressor that disturbs the balance of any relationship is money problems. It is one thing to be unable to afford going out on Friday night, it is quite another to scavenge for food. Women and men alike have their breaking point. However, it appears that over the previous years, men have been more greatly affected by the recessions than women. Once survival is threatened, all bets are off. The balance of power in the relationship is altered beyond the point of return.

One does not have to be mentally or emotionally unstable to break it off, when one’s partner is unable to provide. In many Western cultures, this behaviour is even encouraged. In fact, one would have to be either so mentally stable/unstable that it borders on sociopathic tendencies to stay. However, it also results in countless broken homes and single parents fending by themselves. Although everyone should have to prerogative to act as they choose, it is hard times that determine the strength of a relationship. If we all were to stray at the first sight of trouble, mankind would have never made it to present day. Nonetheless, many blood-lines most likely only survived, because they did whatever was necessary to ensure the continued existence of themselves and therefore their genetic lineage. One may argue that the current disposable nature of society has driven its inhabitants to view their relationships as equally disposable. While divorce sky-rockets, few strive to patch things up, regardless of what mistakes were made. The problems have begun to extend beyond the relationship and can rarely be reconciled, merely overcome.

For example, adultery has less of an impact on the outcome of relationships than money concerns. Whereas many can forgive the occasional slip-up, constant financial worries are overcome far less often. From personal experience, I can attest to the fact that long-term relationships are hard work, but they are also very rewarding, if you are with the right person. After two years, the relationship is still relatively fresh, however, many couples decide to tie the knot after approximately a year (dependent on age). In other words, the length of a relationship only partly affects the impact of financial woes. When women are put in the position of fuel poverty, starvation or homelessness, the majority will seek a more suitable mate that can meet their base requirements. However, the minority are either so in love that it does not matter or they are invested in the relationship for different reasons. Although it is often assumed that sex is a primary reason for this, I’ve always found it insufficient and unrealistic. Sexual pleasure can cloud the mind so far, before other needs become more pressing. Besides, homeless couples rarely have the opportunity to be intimate. Their bond is one much deeper. Theirs is one that goes beyond the material. In fact, research suggests couples that endure traumatic experiences or persistent hardship are more likely to stay together. In a way, the trust that is forged between couples when surviving life-threatening circumstances is profound and far less often betrayed. Couples describe a sense of knowing their partner at their best and at their worst. However, they also emphasise the uncertainty of entering a new relationship with a new partner that may not cope as effectively. One particular couple that I was acquainted with suffered great ordeals, only for the husband to pass on from a fatal head-wound two months after they had finally resettled. The wife found herself at the beginning of a complicated, long-winded grieving process, in which she closed herself off from the world. The one thing we had in common at the time was the fact that she could not imagine a relationship with any other type of man. When she began dating after a year of therapy, she asked me to call her an hour in to provide her with an emergency exit strategy. Despite the fact, she was comfortable socialising, she was bored out of her mind, listening to his macho tales. All she could hear was incessant jabbering about the newest gadgets, newest fashion and the woe-is-me tales of ex girlfriends that were probably drawn way out of proportion. As was evident, they were rather ill-matched. For most women, a financially stable man is irresistibly attractive, but wealth can disappear in an instant. Bankruptcy, financial hardship or other unfortunate experiences affect the way a minority of women operate. Particularly, when it comes down to selecting a mate.

Few men and women cope well during financial turmoil, which is understandable, since it is a matter of working progress. In Apocalypse & the Middle-Classes, I explained that different social classes cope differently when disaster strikes. The lead-up to mass extinction is grinding society to a halt, in some of the most inhumane ways to keep itself going for as long as possible. Without adequate food production and distribution to all of the planet, over a quarter of the species already live in poverty without proper nutrition. Adding the refugee crisis to the equation only shows how thin we are stretching ourselves with highly destructive tools to feed, clothe and shelter all. Once more, it highlights inadequate wealth and resource production, distribution and renewal. The resources we take, we do not replenish. The manner through which we produce these resources is not merely flawed but environmentally hazardous. Without addressing the root cause of our problems, we are and/or will be forced to resort to extreme measures to survive. In sum, our way of living inevitably affects our reproductive behaviour. For some women that means trading up, for others that means turning tricks, but for a small minority it means to reflect on the bigger picture. Each of those three coping mechanisms have their roots in fallen civilisations. Although prostitution is thought of as the oldest of all professions, it is generally discouraged and disapproved of in modern society, even in the most dire circumstances. Therefore, it is a road less travelled. Looking for another mate is considered the more logical option. But when everyone is just as worse off, who are you going to choose? Mass extinction invariably impedes on the logic of reproduction, in times where the survival of the species is threatened. This could result in reproductive behaviour reverting back to a time when the sacrifice of one’s own life for the life of the infant was a common occurrence. In other words, we may revert back to a time when we would had to selflessly play against the odds of our long-term survival for the sake of short-term happiness. The brutal truth is that few would willingly choose that end, if push comes to shove. Conversely, there are always be those that will.

“Some people view love and romance as a sacred bond between two individuals. Other people see love as a game, where the goal is to manipulate another individual and gain emotional power over a partner.”

In conclusion, it is often argued that women are driven to go where the food is on an evolutionary basis, unless conditioned behaviour or other events supersede the most basic survival mechanisms. This is particularly the case in societies where farming is not an option or prohibited by law. It is inferred that this is what makes us more likely to cheat, but only a small minority of women have it so bad that it justifies adultery, as they could technically decide to leave at anytime. Commitment issues are only a small part of why relationships fail. Uncertainty, misrepresentation, distrust or outright deceit are all the more manifest in presence of commitment and abandonment issues. On a separate note, a former client of mine always used to say “Women are like money’s. They won’t let go of the old branch until they’ve got a new one.” Despite his troubled past with women, he has a point. Ironically, his statement is true for a large percentage of men and women. Research suggests men and women are more prone to jumping from one relationship into another when the partner is far from what they’re looking for and a more suitable mate presents itself. However, it begs the question whether emotional attachment serves as an indicator of balance in the relationship. As an unhealthy degree of emotional attachment can develop in any relationship, it is often useful to take time and reflect…To continuously invest effort and resources into the relationship as a sign of commitment, if it is one-sided can hamper marital bliss and equality. However, some are not capable of reciprocity, even if the issue is addressed repeatedly. Particularly, where money is tight and emotions run too high for personal comfort. In that case, one has to either accept that they may not change or walk away.

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The Power of the Anglosphere in Eurosceptical thought

 

 

 

 

The idea of the Anglosphere is an important element of British Euroscepticism. Ben Wellings and Helen Baxendale show that calls for unity of purpose between English-speaking peoples offer Eurosceptics an alternative political community to the European Union, and one that aligns history, culture and politics more closely than does Britain’s membership of the EU. Although the Anglosphere does not yet constitute a viable political alternative to Britain’s EU membership, articulating it helps Eurosceptics imagine a UK outside the European Union.

The rise in Euroscepticism within the Conservative Party after 2010 was preceded by a decade of discussion about the existence of the so-called ‘Anglosphere’ as a viable alternative to the UK’s membership of the European Union. Amidst all the searching for Swiss or Norwegian models for Britain’s relationship with the EU, some Eurosceptics advanced the Anglosphere in response to criticisms about the lack of an alternative vision to European integration.

Euroscepticism and the Anglosphere

Speaking in the debate on the Maastricht treaty in 1992, the Conservative Minister for Europe, Tristan Garel-Jones posed the question that always caused some awkward silences amongst British Eurosceptics: ‘Can the anti-federalists, the Euro-sceptics and little Englanders offer a positive alternative?’

Reflecting on this in The Spectator, Tim Congdon floated a response: the English-speaking peoples or what was increasingly being referred to as the ‘Anglosphere’. From the late 1990s, exponents of the ‘Anglosphere’ idea argued that the English-speaking nations are distinguished by a set of institutions and characteristics that the other advanced nations of Europe ultimately lack: a common law tradition, respect for private property, continuous representative government, and a culture that nurtures civil society and entrepreneurial enterprise.

Emerging in the late 1990s, the Anglosphere idea is, in essence, a proposal for an international organisation that accommodates and celebrates the history, culture and institutions that many hard Eurosceptics believe make Britain different from the continent. It is, in short, a mutual political association that variously includes the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, the English-speaking Caribbean islands and Singapore, all dedicated to free trade and greater military and security cooperation that could constitute, in Robert Conquest’s words, ‘a centre of hope in the world … around which peace, cooperation, and democracy can develop’.

The Anglosphere idea has proven attractive to prominent British Eurosceptics. Margaret Thatcher, David Willetts, John Redwood, Daniel Hannan, David Davis, Norman Lamont, Liam Fox, Bill Cash, Michael Howard, and William Rees-Mogg all wrote or spoke in support of increased cooperation across the Anglosphere, with their ideas often published or promoted in Conrad Black’s and Rupert Murdoch’s media outlets.

Britain, Europe and the English-speaking Peoples

Although sentimental ties to the Commonwealth and the wider English-speaking world never went away, the Commonwealth could not provide a viable alternative to Europe in the mid-1970s. But this context changed. As such, Eurosceptics in Britain have questioned Britain’s accession to the Common Market.

Writing from Melbourne in 2013, Boris Johnson spoke of the ‘historic and strategic decision that this country took in 1973’ in which ‘we betrayed our relationships with Commonwealth countries such as Australia and New Zealand’. This betrayal was the product of specific historical circumstances – domestic, European and global – that no longer pertained. Johnson argued that:

When Britain joined the Common Market, it was at a time when the establishment was defeatist, declinist and obsessed with the idea that we were being left out of the most powerful economic club in the world. In those days – when olive oil and garlic had barely appeared on the dining tables of Britain – it was assumed that in order to be “internationalist” it was enough to be European. Well, it is now perfectly obvious that that is no longer enough – and that we need to seek a wider destiny for our country.

The attraction of such arguments was that they appeared to make historic and cultural sense. The Anglosphere suggested that progress could be reconciled with the restitution of a historical wrong and a future for Britain outside the EU imagined amongst a community of English-speaking peoples sanctioned by the past relationships and shared culture. Thus a political choice that seemed expansive in 1973 was perceived as parochial forty years later.

A renewed emphasis on long-standing and stable (if somewhat taken-for-granted) political relations with Commonwealth countries chimed with calls for a political re-orientation away from Europe after 2010. For example, speaking in Sydney only days before David Cameron’s Bloomberg speech on the EU in London, William Hague argued for closer political cooperation between Britain and Australia, exemplified by the on-going ‘five eyes’ intelligence cooperation, the regular ministerial-level meetings inaugurated in 2006 under the name of AUKMIN and the diplomatic and consular cooperation in emerging countries that were already well established.

European Integration and the Anglo-British Past

The strong sense of British difference from the continent that animated many Eurosceptics and Anglosphere enthusiasts was firmly rooted in a particular understanding of Britain’s past, making the Anglosphere the other side of the Eurosceptic coin. John Redwood neatly encapsulated the centrality of this history to hard Eurosceptic thought:

Britain is at peace with its past in a way that many continental countries could never be… We do not have to live down the shame that many French people feel regarding the events of 1940-44. We do not have to live…with the collective guilt that Germany feels about the Holocaust… We do not wake up every morning like Italians to wonder who might be in government today and which government ministers might be charged with corruption tomorrow.

Such a rendering of the past is redolent of the dominant British historiography of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which uncritically celebrated Britain’s constitutional and imperial achievements and the collective exceptionalism of the English-speaking peoples to be found in David Cameron’s ‘favourite book,’ Our Island Story, by Henrietta Marshall.

In this understanding of the past, the unique British inheritance that makes further integration into Europe undesirable to hard Eurosceptics is the very same inheritance that unites the Anglophone world, rendering deeper cooperation and closer association not only eminently possible but highly desirable. In this way, with the ‘Special Relationship’ at its core, the Anglosphere’s proponents contend it would constitute a more authentic and robust standard-bearer for Western values than a weak and crisis-ridden EU could ever hope to be.

Conclusion

Even advocates of the Anglosphere Association are happy for it to remain just an idea: a gratifyingly provocative retort to the likes of Tristan Garel Jones. An institutionalised Anglosphere Association is unlikely to be realised anytime soon. But the practicalities and prospects of the Anglosphere as a functional entity are not really the main point of interest here. Anglosphere enthusiasm is significant first and foremost for what it says about a certain strand of hard British Euroscepticism and its conception of Britain’s identity and place in the world.

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After Brexit: The Eurosceptic vision of an Anglosphere Future

Eurosceptics fantasies about an alliance of the Anglosphere may be implausible, but they show the need for a positive vision.

Now that the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, has published the proposed reforms to the relationship between the UK and the EU, and the Prime Minister, David Cameron, has endorsed them as the basis for the UK’s continued membership of the union, the starting gun has effectively been fired in the referendum campaign. A central challenge for Eurosceptic supporters of Brexit is how to articulate a prosperous, optimistic future for the UK outside the EU. Conversely, supporters of staying-in need to show why Britain is stronger inside the union, and why leaving it would be risky. Much of this hangs on bread-and-butter questions about jobs and living standards, and the extent to which the Prime Minister’s reform package addresses public concerns about immigration and democratic control over EU institutions. But bigger questions about Britain’s identity and place in the world loom large too.

In the last couple of decades, eurosceptics have developed the idea that Britain’s future lies with a group of “Anglosphere” countries, not with a union of European states. At the core of this Anglosphere are the “five eyes” countries (so-called because of intelligence cooperation) of the UK, USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Each, it is argued, share a common history, language and political culture: liberal, protestant, free market, democratic and English-speaking. Sometimes the net is cast wider, to encompass Commonwealth countries and former British colonies, such as India, Singapore and Hong Kong. But the emotional and political heart of the project resides in the five eyes nations.

As this lineage suggests, the roots of the Anglosphere concept lie in 19th century imperialist discourses, and more specifically in the idea of an Imperial Federation, which gained ground in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century as the British Empire came under pressure from rising nationalist and anti-colonialist forces. Federation, with an Imperial Parliament governing foreign, defence and trade policy, seemed an ideal solution for keeping dominions and colonies happily inside the empire. The First World War put paid to this ambition but the idea lived on in the concept of the Commonwealth.

As Professor Michael Kenny and I set out in an essay for the New Statesman, the Anglosphere returned as a central concept in eurosceptic thinking in the 1980s, when Europhilia started to wane in the Conservative Party and Thatcherism was its ascendancy. On the right of the Conservative Party, we argued:

“…American ideas were a major influence, especially following the emergence of a powerful set of foundations, think tanks and intellectuals in the UK that propounded arguments and ideas that were associated with the fledgling “New Right”. In this climate, the Anglosphere came back to life as an alternative ambition, advanced by a powerful alliance of global media moguls (Conrad Black, in particular), outspoken politicians, well-known commentators and intellectual outriders, who all shared an insurgent ideological agenda and a strong sense of disgruntlement with the direction and character of mainstream conservatism.

In his major work Reflections on a Ravaged Century, the historian Robert Conquest argued that the political arrangements of the west were all increasingly deficient, the EU included. The answer was “a more fruitful unity” between the Anglosphere nations. And, in a speech to the English-Speaking Union in New York in 1999, Margaret Thatcher endorsed Conquest’s vision, noting how such an alliance would “redefine the political landscape”. What appealed most was the prospect of the UK finding an alliance founded upon deep, shared values, the antithesis of the position it faced in Europe.”

The idea of the Anglosphere as an alternative to the European Union gained ground amongst conservatives in their New Labour wildnerness years, when transatlantic dialogue and trips down under kept their hopes of ideological revival alive. It was given further oxygen by the neo-conservative coalition of the willing stitched together for the invasion of Iraq, which seemed to demonstrate the Anglosphere’s potency as an geo-political organizing ideal, in contrast to mainstream hostility to the war in Europe. By the time of the 2010 election, the Anglosphere had become common currency in conservative circles, name checked by leading centre-right thinkers like David Willetts, as well as eurosceptic luminaries, such as Dan Hannan MEP, who devoted a book and numerous blogs to the subject.

As Foreign Secretary, William Hague, sought to strengthen ties between the Anglosphere countries, despite the indifference shown by the Obama presidency to the idea. After leaving the cabinet, the leading eurosceptic Owen Patterson gave a lengthy speech in the US on the subject of an Anglospheric global alliance for free trade and security; he could expect a sympathetic hearing in Republican circles, if not the White House. And in its 2015 election Manifesto, UKIP praised the Anglosphere as a “global community” of which the UK was a key part.

These geo-political claims are met with derision in centrist political circles. For international relations realists, the idea of an Anglosphere barely merits a straight face, let alone serious consideration. And it is unquestionable that the US and Canada, let alone India, would view a geo-political alliance of English-speaking as an alternative to existing global structures as fanciful; indeed, they question why the UK should be entertaining leaving the EU at all.

But the Anglosphere’s potency is ideological, not geo-political. It functions as an imaginary horizon for a eurosceptic worldview of Britain after Brexit, uniting the UK with a global trading future as well as a sceptered isle past. It registers nostalgia, but also energy: Britain would be liberated to march on the world stage again, freed from sclerotic, conformist Europe and reanimated by the animal spirits that once gave it an empire. Thus it defends the eurosceptic flank where it is most vulnerable – rebutting the charge that it wants to take Britain back to the 1950s by delving even deeper into our island story and casting it forward into the 21st century.

This should give pro-Europeans pause for thought. The “Remain” campaign is currently premised largely on the risks of Brexit (or “Project Fear” as it is known to its detractors). It needs an optimistic account of Britain’s future in the world – one which passes through the European Union, not past it. Yet globalization currently has a bad press, and in the face of insecurity and inequality, a New Labour formula of “globalization plus good schools” doesn’t cut much ice with working class voters. Developing its own version of Britain’s identity and role in the world, beyond the fact of EU membership alone, is therefore a pressing task.

Source: https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/nick-pearce/after-brexit-eurosceptic-vision-of-anglosphere-future

http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/iprblog/2016/02/02/after-brexit-the-eurosceptic-vision-of-an-anglosphere-future/

Evil, Karma and the One Mind Paradigm

“Germans’ anti-Semitic beliefs about Jews were the central causal agent of the Holocaust. The conclusion of this book is that anti-semitism moved many thousands of “ordinary” Germans, and would have moved millions more, had they been appropriately positioned, to slaughter Jews. Not economic hardship, not the coercive means of a totalitarian state, not social psychological pressure, not invariable psychological propensities, but ideas about Jews that were pervasive in Germany, and had been for decades, induced ordinary Germans to kill unarmed, defenceless Jewish men, women, and children by the thousands, systematically and without pity.” (Becoming evil: How ordinary people commit genocide and mass killing)

Evil exists in countless forms. At times, we perceive an object or subject as evil as a result of our ignorance towards others and our environment. Venting, for example, is a form of energy transfer that maintains our own limitations, in which we burden others with negative energy after unconscious negative pressure peaks to the degree at which its release can no longer be delayed. Although venting in itself isn’t evil, it is a part of a repetitive cycle, after which unconscious negative pressure continues to accumulate. Similar forms of release are obtained through the execution of violent acts, such as serial rape or serial murder. Similarly, each time the pressure is released in a ritualistic manner, the degree of release is reduced, hence the period of time between violent acts shortens gradually.
In the example of verbal venting, the individual typically does no harm, but often deflects blame and responsibility or ingratiates themselves with an air of powerlessness, regarding a particular problem or situation on a re-occurring basis. The persistent lack of release often sets a cycle of escalating stress and tension in motion, until release occurs. More often than not, individuals around the “venter” are affected considerably more, when no release can be found. In addition, these individuals are rarely the cause of the problem or participate in its perpetual effects. However, the mere fact that they are in proximity of the venter makes them a possible target for irrational criticism, excessive hostility and even the misuse of authority. If a co-worker is involved, employees are often able to formally complain or refuse to work with the individual in question. However, from personal experience, the individual in question is more often than not in a position of power, which is greater than that of the person that has handed in a complaint of some kind against their behavioural tendencies. In fact, many employees would never dare complain against their superiors, no matter how dire the circumstances, as it would worsen their employment status and would most likely result in their redundancy. Is that evil? The truth is that evil is widely misunderstood, due to the fact that it is very much linked to perception. Evil and corruption are concepts that are the subjects of philosophical and political debate and speculation, which may never reach an official verdict for various reasons. But from a moral perspective, to experience evil could be the effect of a cause that has already happened or is yet to become manifest. Similar to the cause for becoming or expressing “evil”.

Virtues have to be protected and maintained. “Evil prevails when good people fail to act”, therefore inaction could be considered a vice, as it prevents the preservation of good. In my professional opinion, anyone is capable of anything within the right circumstances. Rigid morals are difficult to maintain without hypocrisy and/or deeply conflicing ideologies that will inevitably collide. In the modern world, living according to the law does not necessarily mean that one lives ethically or in harmony with one’s surroundings. For example, Greenpeace activists that promote clean living and equality for animals or bomb vacant oil rigs but still heat their own homes with fossil fuels may be perceived in a wide variety of ways by the overall populous. Tabacco, Firearm, Fast Food and Big Oil CEO’s could be perceived as evil, although they are not personally responsible for the consequences of the consumption their products. Although they are not the cause of the problem, they represent darker aspects of free will, which constitutes the wilful addiction to degenerative, highly addictive chemical additives and preservatives. In the greater scheme, they are merely facilitators for a wide range of destructive human impulses. Also, they ensure their immediate survival on an economic and social scale, while compromising their long-term survival on an evolutionary scale, without consideration of the moral implications.

Since the beginning of recorded history, mankind has used psychological reasoning to discern the cause of evil…the cause of violent crime. It is the connectedness of communities and nations that led to the conception of rule and law. Yet, that underlying greed for power was never far behind to hijack its success for the misuse of authority.
More often than not, I am open about my distrust in governments and disbelief in a truly democratic vote in modern society. However, I am not fearful or otherwise emotional as I trust in the process of life. I trust in the fact that any living being is able to alter the course of history. Nothing in existence is absolutely evil or absolutely good. In a dualistic universe, the corrupt politician with a penchant for school boys donates thousands to charity on a regular basis. We are all capable of positive action. It is our thoughts, words and actions that can be considered evil, but our pure essence is beyond description and beyond verbally expressed reach.

Furthermore, the the modern world, it is more financially viable and socially seductive to engage in morally questionable actions. Personally, I have never fully understood the need for power, as the responsibility and potential (for expansion) always resembled a rather great burden that people often do not appreciate, since it encompasses a limited amount of discipline, restriction and self-control, which constrains their current forms of expression. From a wide variety of former employers to choose, some were more comfortable in their position of power, but none were willing to go out of their way to bond with their employees. In a manner of speaking, they were disposable groups of socially segregated individuals that could be replaced at the drop of a hat. This perception will ultimately face a moment, in which they tables are turned. Although they view others as replaceable, their ego often prevents them from perceiving themselves as such, until they are able to rise above their current station instead of being lowered down the social ranks due to redundancy or other reasons for unemployment. Evil begets evil in an endless cycle of evil and reformation for one single reason: Every single individual is good at something, however, there will always be someone that is more capable. In other terms, every predator and every creative genius ultimately meets their match. We are all ultimately confronted with our own misgivings and limitations for the sake of our own evolution. In fact, times of war and perpetual violence fuel creative innovation to cease the fighting through either mass destruction or peace efforts.

For all intents and purposes, I do not believe in a life-review between lives. I believe that the subconscious mind forms a symbolic representation of what they know is yet to come. (In the form of karmic contracts) However, it is highly probable that any karmic contract can be altered, extended or shortened in exchange for something of moral and/or spiritual worth. On a separate notes, order and chaos are only opposites, due to our radically opposing perception of them. Good and evil, chaos and order are means to the same end. They are states of being and perception that become incorporated into our personality due to conditioning and prolonged exposure to them. It is stated into the Vedic texts that cause and effect are one, which in moments of self-actualisation transcend one’s perception of space-time. Once Samadhi is achieved, cause and effect are stated to remain as one, including the irreversible alteration in one’s perception in space-time, often accompanied by the siddhis.
In my professional opinion, our public understanding of true evil is limited by our own emotional and predatorily nature. Humans rarely perceive themselves as the more virulent or cancerous species upon the planet, yet we are. The exact number of mass extinctions caused by humanity is most likely unknown, however, what is known is that they have risen into the billions. We may consider ourselves as morally superior, yet we no longer know ourselves. The majority of the species eats meat regularly, yet we weep and cry out with disgust, if we are asked to slaughter, skin and gut the animal ourselves. Are they evil for the participation in the extinction of countless species? Is the belief in violence in itself a form of evil? Are we considered evil by the standards of other species in the known universe? Conclusively, we consider an object or subject to be evil due to ignorance and lack of understanding as well as empathy. Unfortunate events that may appear to a source of great evil and suffering may in actuality reveal itself as the creator of profound compassion and revolutionary ideas that shape many future generations yet to come. Evil denotes negativity or negative expression and actions. It is commonly defined as immoral and unpleasant, and as a part of a supernatural force. As we already know, everything has a supernatural force with its own needs and desires. In other terms, evil may just be a negative exchange that in the long-term encourages the transformation of consciousness as a whole toward a greater goal, such as unification of the one mind beyond the point of return.

Cannabis Behind The Wheel

 

The dominos are beginning to fall…State after state, country after country is slowly and gradually legalising cannabis and hemp for industrial, recreational and medical use. Long-term, high functioning cannabis users all over the world have confessed to their penchant for the lush green plant. Concurrently, many people have begun wonder about the potential benefits and side-effects of this endeavour.Interestingly, just as I was illustrating sudden death prevention strategies for motor-vehicle accidents (for a chapter in my upcoming book, detailing some of my current post-doctoral research), I received a message from Michelle, wishing for someone to explain how to prevent car accidents as a result of cannabis inebriation.
In my personal opinion, what we do to our body is our own responsibility, however, we surrender that privilege to the law when we endanger others behind the wheel. More often than not, for good reason. The question, therefore, is how likely is substance use to impact on the lives of others, when driving?
First of all, that depends on the user and amount consumed. In the United Kingdom and the United States, the majority of road accidents involve young adults, excluding incidences of grand theft auto committed by a bunch of teenagers. As the leading cause of death in those under 30 are motor-vehicle crashes (MVC), an effective prevention strategy is necessary to commence with the legalisation of cannabis.

Although the furthest, most stoners I know, are willing to travel is the fridge, many functioning cannabis users do not have a choice when their working life comes calling… So, how does cannabis affect driving skills as well as behaviour? Studies indicate that as soon as any other form of narcotic is introduced into the mix, the effects of cannabis are overridden and/or negated. Protective behavioural mechanisms and inhibitions go out the window. The extensive physiological effects of cannabis on the road remain yet to be determined by the development of a more detailed medical testing methodology. However, a number of studies indicate the sole use of cannabis does not impair driving skills as severely as presumed by authorities:
“In summary, laboratory tests and driving studies show that cannabis may acutely impair several driving-related skills in a dose-related fashion, but that the effects between individuals vary more than they do with alcohol because of tolerance, differences in smoking technique, and different absorptions of THC. Driving and simulator studies show that detrimental effects vary in a dose-related fashion, and are more pronounced with highly automatic driving functions, but more complex tasks that require conscious control are less affected, which is the opposite pattern from that seen with alcohol. Because of both this and an increased awareness that they are impaired, marijuana smokers tend to compensate effectively for their impairment by utilising a variety of behavioural strategies such as driving more slowly, passing less, and leaving more space between themselves and cars in front of them. Combining marijuana with alcohol eliminates the ability to use such strategies effectively, however, and results in impairment even at doses that would be insignificant were they of either drug alone.” (NCBI)
Cannabis As a Cause of Motor-Vehicle Crashes

But what are the leading causes of MVC around the globe? Most studies hint to the fact that car accidents happen for three reasons: Firstly, when we are on autopilot… When we are not paying attention to what we are doing, either because we are mentally pre-occupied, multi-tasking or inebriated. Secondly, MVC occur as a result of slow reaction time and/or ineffective intervention strategies. Thirdly, MVC are triggered by the occurrence of unexpected events, such as the car at front, slowing down too quickly, the sudden appearance of a pedestrian as the car turns the corner or sudden, mechanical failure.

First, let’s have a look on what being on autopilot means…Have you ever snapped out of whatever you were thinking of as you pulled into your driveway, wondering how the hell did I get here? You may remember driving home, on some level, but your mind was a thousand miles away. Since you have probably taken the same route for a long time, your mind switches from manual to automatic, as it may. In other words, your unconscious mind takes over the wheel. More often than not, you’ll arrive at your destination safe and sound. Maybe, with the occasional fender-bender. However, the risk that you won’t the thousandth time you make the trip is quite high. Being drunk, stoned and/or tired merely quadruples the certainty of such an event. Truth be told, it is only a matter of time before accidents happen, if we don’t take precautions. More importantly, in certain circumstances, all the precautions and preparation in the world is of no use…Therefore, it is up to each and every single one of us to make the road a safe place.

In conclusion, out of all substance users, experienced cannabis users are the only control group that is more likely to drive at a reduced speed, taking additional precautions when under the influence:
“Surprisingly, given the alarming results of cognitive studies, most marijuana-intoxicated drivers show only modest impairments on actual road tests. Experienced smokers who drive on a set course show almost no functional impairment under the influence of marijuana, except when it is combined with alcohol.”(NCBI)

Driving inebriated is never a solution, especially when we are desperate and out of time. For example, when I was working in outreach home-care, a former colleague of mine was running late for work. Tired and exhausted from a late night, she rushed into the house to see to the personal care of an elderly woman. After half an hour, she came outside and found a police officer, standing by her vehicle, which she had parked in an almost straight line, blocking the entire road. She could have sworn she left it in a parking spot, but she was so sleep deprived, pre-occupied and possibly still slightly intoxicated/hungover. Although no one was hurt, she was summoned to court and rightfully fined. This is not an uncommon occurrence, when discussing alcohol-related driving incidents. That being said, it would require a massive amount of (only) cannabis to impair general functioning to achieve a similar effects. “Extreme Ice-boxing”, extreme cannabis use in an enclosed space, such as one’s car, would impair driving for a short period of time. Hence, it is advised by experienced smokers to take a walk, breathe deeply or eat, before even thinking of driving inebriated.
The mere fact that half of all drivers are statistically deemed to fail retaking an official driving test indicates that the average road user does very little to develop their driving skills. Inevitably, every driver will develop habits over the years, however, only a selective number of those habits are designed to reinforce road-safety. Believe it or not, a study conducted by the NCBI confirmed that functional cannabis users are more likely to develop behavioural strategies to prevent their involvement in car crashes. Nonetheless, accidents can happen. Each and every driver has to pay greater attention to their speed, even when they’re running late for the PTA, dance recital or staff meeting

Experienced cannabis users, similar to functional addicts, often develop behavioural strategies that ensure their safety on the road, but even stoners can be distracted, occupied or begin to develop bad habits. Road safety is a collective effort and in countries, where it is legal or illegal, we have ensure that we do not use a car when under the influence, unless medically necessary. For example, in the event that it prevents stress-prone seizures, which is a common occurrence, driving under the influence of medically prescribed marijuana may be an interesting court debate.

“Experimental studies could focus on measuring blood levels consistently or developing more accurate methods of measuring THC levels in the CNS, as well as examining residual effects that persist for more than one hour after smoking. This would permit construction of a better dose-impairment curve for THC. It would also be interesting to know whether the improved performance of experienced users is because of physiological tolerance or because of behavioural strategies that can be taught to infrequent users.”

Road safety is known to rank highly among important issues the public would like addressed by government (Lyons et al., 2008; p. 106). Safety when travelling is part of the Department for Transport’s third aim and objectives: ‘To contribute to better safety, security and health and longer life-expectancy through reducing the risk of death, injury or illness arising from transport, and promoting travel modes that are beneficial to health’
Conclusively, various studies suggest that the consumption of alcohol is medically more harmful and more dangerous behind the wheel than cannabis. To recap, once any other drug is introduced along with marijuana, general behavioural expectations fly out the window. The driver no longer exhibits the same behaviour. Conversely, speeding is more common in 30mph zones, particularly under the influence of a mixture of substances. As the medicinal value of cannabis outdates countless modern cultures, the issue of driving inebriated is bound to arise, involving the young and elderly. This does not change the fact that unless medically necessary, or for therapeutic/spiritual purposes, it is advised to avoid using cannabis before or whilst driving. Besides, you may never know the car may grow wings, take off and fly to the moon.

Dedicated to @YoursTruly_27

 

Refugee Crisis in Britain

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Since the moment humanity first looked up into the sky, dreaming of the return of the ancient Gods that once guided our spiritual evolution…We have grown fond our own religious freedom or lack thereof. It has become our right, as men, women and children, to worship however and whoever we choose as long as we do not inflict harm or aim to forcibly convert anyone.
In December 2015, the South East of Britain (along with countless other regions of Europe) began to feel the increased displacement of refugees from the Middle East. Although the euro-tunnel was guarded from both sides, lorries as well as ferries were searched, the influx of illegal refugees continued to grow and still is.

Around the the same time, a few blocks away from my street…Women were being held captive. Despite the fact that a substantial number of them had entered the UK legally, 99.9% of them were prohibited from learning the English language by their fathers, uncles, brothers or husbands, while being forced to fulfil their duties in a foreign country, gearing up for civil war.

One Saturday evening, I was heading to the nearest local store for some milk, as I heard loud voices echoing from a distance. Instead of making myself scarce, like I probably should have, my curiosity drove me to investigate what’s going on. It appeared that the man was speaking to his wife in his native tongue, as he held her by her upper arm with what seemed quite some force. Observing from afar, as he dragged her down the road. She did not struggle or make a sound.
Due to a change in Jobcentre regulations, asylum seekers were urged to learn the language or fail to qualify for Jobseeker’s Allowance or other social benefits. However, just because they have been taught when to speak and what to say, does not mean they actually understand what they are saying. The majority of the female asylum seekers in the United Kingdom to repeat a handful of words with very little accent, but push comes to shove…They have no idea what just came out of their mouth. When I put this little theory to a test (with the help of some dear friends of mine), I could have asked them anything, as long as it semi sounds like an average, innocent question that they are asked on a regular basis.
It has to be stressed that the majority of Islamic women are unaware that they have rights in the West. Particularly in the United Kingdom. Most of them are frightened beyond the point of trusting anyone. Furthermore, the enforcement of Sharia law on British soil means that if they were to leave their Muslim husbands, they are beaten, stoned or otherwise executed for their resistance or disobedience to Islam as a religious state. It is of no consequence that they are do not execute them in Britain. They are sentenced here, ultimately we are condoning their death. That is worse than returning capital punishment for serial murders or peadophiles.
Truth be told, many women all around the world need our help…However, to get involved means to become a target yourself. In countries, such as Britain, that means to break Sharia law to prohibit the continuance of oppression, brutality and sexual assault against women of any race, creed or religion. That being said, abuse and violence are not gender neutral. Sexual assault is an act of power and dominance that affects men, women and children alike.
Statistically, it is significant that since the refugee crisis targeted mass assaults have taken place across Europe. However, one of the largest attacks occurred in Russia. 51 assailants barged into a night club and initiated a mass sexual assaults that ended with 17 of them in hospital.
In Germany, a 13 year old was abducted and raped by multiple attackers for 30 hours, before being apprehended.
Fact is that bad things will always happen, but they’d happen less, if good people chose to risk their life and intervene. However, even that can go horribly wrong. As Henry Theaureau once stated “Do not simply be good…Be good for something.”, because what’s the point of being good, if we don’t do the best we can, when tragedy strikes. However, as long as we value our own lives more than those of others, we will never find peace. There is a vast difference between self-defence and unreasonable force. Not many have the courage or training to protect their attacker by holding them in a restraint…And when outnumbered ten to one, who would not feel desperate enough to make a move that might be lethal for the person on the other end.

The remainder of illegal immigrants, mainly single men, that have managed to smuggle themselves over the border travel the country along the train-tracks of lorries… Some even fashioned shelters out of sight, living almost entirely off the grid. As the railway is outside the jurisdiction of British Law Enforcement, it has its own private security personnel. Unsurprisingly, they emerge at social and unsocial hours to mingle with the locals. Whereas some have rather unsavoury motives, a small amount of refugees generally mean no harm or offence to anyone…They are intelligent enough to keep to themselves without drawing unnecessary attention in fear of deportation or religious persecution.
Amongst other things, swimming pools, clubs and other recreational facilities across England as well as Europe, have had to restrict their access to refugees. Hartsdown, for example, remained an active hunting-ground for several months, resulting in the sexual harassment and attempted assault of countless British women. On February, events escalated and an assault occurred across the street from my own home in the late afternoon around 15:30. Witness statements document that he approached her attempted to speak to her, but as soon as she told him to f*** off, he covered her mouth. Less than one minute later, over 10 people from the town centre came charging at him. Needless to say, they left him alive, but they weren’t intending to hand him over to the authorities. Although the temperatures dropped below freezing and the streets were almost deserted, the average British citizen saved the day by preventing a possible sexual assault or worse.
After speaking to several women that wished to stay anonymous, I discovered that quite a fair amount of violence has gone unreported. Similar incidences have occurred intermittently since December. None of them had used weapons or excessive force against the attackers. As long as no one is injured or harmed in the process, we all deserve to defend our life. When we are stripped of that most basic human right…All bets are off. Some may conform and let themselves become a victim by circumstance, but as a gentle warning, that has greater psychological repercussions than using reasonable force to restrain. Although thou shalt not murder…Nobody ever said anything about kneecapping, throat-punches or eye-scratching as a last resort, which was fairly common at the time of the Bible with less effective medical treatment options.
Ground-Rules: Don’t attempt to reason with your attacker. Don’t scream for help, unless you know for certain there are people nearby that will come to your assistance. More importantly, don’t ever step backwards! In combat, similar to war, you can only move forward. Moving backwards risks falling or other injuries, whereas the closer you get to your attacker the less likely they are able to strike with precision or strength. Also, if they wanna take you anywhere, even its just further down a dark alley…You’re better of fighting for your survival than to be escorted somewhere and done away with quietly after being gang-raped for several hours.

From professional experience, I can honestly tell you that the first few times in life-threatening situations, every survival instinct in your body contorts. No matter how much pain they may inflict, particularly if fear creeps in and paralyses you…You may be hesitant to defend yourself, but there is no shame in taking a stand. Women are not to be used or abused, we must hold our heads high and carry on with grace. For the sake of our offsprings and their future generations, we cannot let hatred or prejudice infect our society. No matter the colour, race or religion of the attacker, their actions are immoral and unjust and they cannot evade the consequences of their actions. None of us can.
In a compromised world, where justice is a hit or miss operation rather than a learning process…Free speech and the right to defend ourselves is the only means we have to prevent further corruption and injustice. Once we may no longer protect our lives and are actively targeted for speaking the truth, societal unrest and vigilante justice are only a matter of time. It is the last shred of freedom that we have left.

As the current social, economic and political tension is running high, as border control is tightened. The armed response against refugees attempting to cross the border illegally will continue to rack up the casualty count. Conversely, the islamic financial takeover of Britain is proceeding with little resistance. Residential areas across the United Kingdom are purchased building by building and converted. More and more time passes, as entire streets are becoming inaccessible for health and safety reasons. The homeless people in the South East of Kent have been displaced from their regular hideouts by illegal refugees. In more extreme cases, they engaged in fights over territory and some ended up in hospital. Amongst other things, the old post-office in Margate was broken into by several refugees. 250 illegal refugees were detained in one single area in Thanet are a thorough.

On a separate note, the media silence broke earlier this week, as partial information of several homicides was released. For many years, there have been approx. 1-2 murders in London, they are more often than not gang and organised crime-related offences. In Birmingham, the average homicide rate is 2.5 bodies a week. This week, on the other hand, London, Birmingham and Kent’s casualty list climbed beyond single digits.
Since the refugee crisis has tightened, events has escalated, yet are kept behind closed doors. Tensions are rising across Europe, not merely the United Kingdom. As the refugee numbers increase and the majority of males fail to integrate, civil disputes are becoming inevitable. Once racial or religious bias becomes a factor, it is only a matter of time before large numbers of people are injured, murdered or incarcerated. As this has led to the talk of an invasion as World War 3 with Islam, the heads of the Protestant, Roman-Catholic and Church of England’s have decided to let bygones be bygones… The increase of Muslims created unease, however, this is justified. As a woman, I would despise being stripped of my most basic rights.
From a historical perspective, the West has become “fairly tolerant” when it comes down to religious diversity and freedom of speech. Islam is obsessively focused on minority rights. Yet, in any country, where Islam has become a part of the majority…there are no minority rights. Conclusively, it is of great importance that we do not force our religions on them and that we do not allow them to force their religion upon us. We may be able to convince them to lead a live of non-violence in the West, otherwise a vicious cycle of deportation and a second or third attempts to return to England (which has actually happened) will occur on a more frequent basis. However, the global situation is expected to escalate during spring and summer.

Ebola Quarantine – What Now?

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New York City has been hit. A popular Tourist location. A large number Americans pass through New York City at least once in their life, but that will change. At least for now. The government and well-known politicians are discussing the implementation of mandatory quarantine. And partially, that would be a good thing. In a reality, in which the patent for the pathogen (Towner, Oct 24, 2008) is not owned by the United States government and the quarantine is not politically motivated. Those that remember the film “Escape From New York” can most likely imagine a scenario, in which the population with New York City would cut off from the remainder of the United States and left to fend for itself. The former British Independence Forts, such as Alcatraz, Liberty Island, Manhattan, Plumb Island and so forth, which are almost entirely federally owned, present highly fortifiable locations in the event of a nationwide spread. These locations are easily sealed off from the public and can be maintained independently from the rest of the country.

A mandatory quarantine provides an opportunity that allows for a lockdown that stretches across America with increased control over the average population. At first, the notion of quarantine appears reasonable, however, the departments in charge of those affairs are not commonly known for their humanistic touch, but more for their WW2, concentration camp style medical facilities. The dream of any diabolical scientist and dictator. They have already been accused of mistreatment and brutality, before the national spread of the disease. This can be referenced through any major natural disaster or catastrophe that has occurred throughout the United States over the last forty years. The overgrown wilderness that separates New York City from the rest of America, allows it to severed easily. Apart from a cow in the middle of the road and a lonesome New York farmer, the outskirts are vast empty spaces. However, its “neighbour” Washington DC remains functional throughout the beginning stages of a small outbreak. Thus the disease has not yet become severe enough to facilitate the lockdown the country, merely independent States at a time. This strategic spread of various strains of the Ebola pathogen suggests the implementation of a fail-safe within the plan. The case of the child that affected by the virus in Texas merely represents another strategic location that would result in the closing of borders. However, before that point, illegal immigrants are also likely to contract the disease and attempt to remain in hiding, which further compromises lives. Once a border town and the Big Apple has been affected, the Pacific North West of the United States represents a highly likely target. A small village in the Deadlands of America. The type of X-Files town in the middle of nowhere that sold out to Twilight. Once the third location has become affected, a closing of borders would become more probable. However, this also ensures that the disease has been introduced at three geographically wide spread locations for the effects of maximum contamination and containment. The containment itself would result in an increasing mortality rate, as the true agenda behind such an engineered pathogen surfaces. Depopulation and Control.

A Day At Olympus

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“Michelle was introduced to athletics by her mother, who she always says is her real hero! Interestingly Michelle ‘bombed’ out at the 1986 and 1987 English schools long jump final, fortunately things were to change with maturity. Michelle retired from athletics at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, after nearly 15 years at the top. Her personal best jump was 14.08 metres, achieved in June 1994 in Sheffield. In Great Britain, and England, only Ashia Hansen has jumped farther.”

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“Adam is former European and Commonwealth Champion and represented Great Britain for 10 years. He swam at five European Championships (gaining Gold in 1998 and Bronze in 1999 in the 200m breaststroke), two Commonwealth Games (winning Gold in 2002 for the 100m breaststroke, 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal), and two World Championships (finishing just outside the medals, in 4th, in 1999) and became an Olympian in the year 2000.”

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