Terra-Forming Equals Mass Extinction

Over years of working with chronically and/or terminally ill clients has taught me one this without question…We are all responsible for the way we die, for the friends that guide us along the way and our enemies that may hasten our demise. We are the creator of our own life in the way that we conduct ourselves. We often forget that we created and shaped this world according to a particular vision, but images change. We change. At times, what we create backfires and end up with the exact opposite result.
The fact is that we cannot win against nature. We cannot contain, compartmentalise or eradicate it, we must learn to live with it. Our survival depends upon it in more than a thousand ways. Pollution has a death toll that amounts to billions. Cancer, cardiopulmonary obstructive disease, cardiovascular disease and many other conditions are only a byproduct of a deeper root cause: Terra-Forming (this includes automated and genetically modified food production in controlled environments)
It is an old concept that was recently re-termed as ‘geo-engineering’, it implies that the chemicals in the atmosphere, lands and the oceans can ultimately change a planets physical nature. Altering the nature of other plants to support human life has been an ongoing thought since space exploration became a physical reality. However, what this means for us is far less conventional. That which was once lush and green with fresh air becomes an accumulation of toxic fumes that cannot escape and are not absorbed with oceans too acidic to touch or nourish any plant life that we’d recognise.
Reality-Check: During the California drought, residents were miles from water, thirsting to death, while the wealthy minority of the state received lorry-loads of brand-label bottled water. Even evaporating the water would not have removed the pollutants in it, making it too toxic for consumption. This is just an example of what happens during a drought in the modern world. Without an ample supply of food and bottled water, which is never guaranteed when there’s a global shortage, the life-expectancy of the average person drops fast.
In comparison to other celestial bodies, our atmosphere is becoming similar to that of Venus. A rather neglected planet, perhaps even ironic with mankind’s history of suppressing feminine qualities. With 93% of carbon dioxide, some nitrogen, and very little water vapour (00.3%), it serves as the perfect atmosphere for other forms of life. Simply nothing humanoid.

Engineering Planetary Environments

Facing the reality of our situation, we could terra-form other environments or we can fix our own. No alien species will want humans out there, we dissected their people and stole their technology, so postponing that idea isn’t really an option. It’s the only rational choice, we have…Not that it’ll stop some people from trying.
That notwithstanding, an empty, habitable planet would be hard to come by, even outside of our solar system. Mars would only come close to being habitable, if we altered the trajectory of ammonia-rich asteroids that exist in the outer solar system to hit Mars and release ammonia.
“Ammonia probably would last less than a century in the atmosphere, meaning that the impacts would have to continue to be effective. Given that each impact would have a thousand times the energy release of the largest bomb ever exploded, this could be problematic. One possible way around this is that there are bacteria that produce ammonia out of nitrogen and water. If the ammonia atmosphere were set up once and the bacteria put in place, a self-sustaining ecosystem might be possible.”
Collisions with asteroids or comets will provide liquid water via their impact, but the primary purpose of the continued bombardment would be to raise the temperature of Mars by about 4 degrees. However, ammonia rich asteroid collision and use of bacteria to grow a self-sustaining ecosystem that can sustain human life would still be the slower route. One that we could not accomplish before mass extinction.
So, we have gone the full circle back to the problem of the sixth mass extinction. How can we reverse the damage? In practice, we can only do so much. We could re-freeze the ice-caps, but our primary concern is the continued fossil fuel usage and natural DC field disruption. Those two are the lynchpins of pollution. Without them, we are a new level of technology that no longer requires to use of money or weapons.

Hemp for the Planet & Marijuana for the Spirit

Marijuana was America’s number one analgesic for 60 years before the rediscovery of aspirin around 1900. From 1842 to 1900 cannabis made up half of all medicine sold, with virtually no fear of its high. In 1973, the possibility existed that once the active ingredients in cannabis (such as THC Delta-9) were isolated and correct dosages established, cannabis could become a miracle drug. Twenty-nine years would pass, however, before American scientists could begin to even look into cannabis medicine again.
“Our current fossil energy sources also supply about 80% of the solid and airborne pollution which is quickly poisoning the environment of the planet. (See U.S. EPA report 1983-96 on the coming world catastrophe from carbon dioxide imbalance caused by burning fossil fuels). The best and cheapest substitute for these expensive and wasteful energy methods is not wind or solar panels, nuclear, geothermal and the like, but the evenly distributed light of the sun for growing biomass.” (Emperor Wears No Clothes)
Hemp stems are 80% hurds (pulp byproduct after the hemp fibre is removed from the plant). Hemp hurds are 77% cellulose – a primary chemical feed stock (industrial raw material) used in the production of chemicals, plastics and fibre. Depending on which U.S. agricultural report is correct, an acre of full grown hemp plants can sustainably provide from four to 50 or even 100 times the cellulose found in cornstalks, kenaf, or sugar cane.
It is public knowledge that we are a couple of years away from using up all the fossil fuel that we have located thus far, changing over to hemp kills two birds with one stone, as it could tackle the resource shortage globally in a single year, but only if we can modify the temperature, which leads us to our next point.

The Industrial Complex

The only way to reverse climate change is to re-model the industrial complex from its roots upward. Although this is often a rather brutal, long-winded process, whether it follows legal perimeters or not. However, there are only a finite solutions to this problem that have or will not be provided by the individuals responsible.
Islam: The Islamic faith is currently attempting to destroy the Western industrial complex, yet this will come at the price of lives and freedom, if they manage in time…I doubt mass extinction would quench their thirst for the blood of the infidel. All the men were taught is war, all the women were brainwashed into is submission. Society could crumble around them, for them that changes nothing. There can be no peace in such a religious state, only mindless obedience. Yet, that has never stopped the cogwheels of war from churning into place.
Moreover, in their eyes, climate change is punishment for not covering more to their faith…For not building more mosques…For the ‘evil’ ways of the West. The excuses are endless. It is such a shame that their ignorance prevents them from seeing that we have always used developing countries to do our dirty work. We don’t build factories that pollute the air on our doorstep, we exploit other countries to do it on our behalf. (Like we hired their people to commit atrocities in the name of terrorism, so leaders can implement policies against the people with their permission)
Non-Violent Resistance: There is no such thing as non-violent resistance. The act of resistance itself, even in defence, appears invasive to others. That applies regardless of the methods used. I have not seen one peaceful protest that did not devolve into violence. The influence of just a handful of people in the crowd is enough, then the herd mentality takes over. All of a sudden, you are standing in a street as shops are robbed, torched and riot cops are closing in. I have not seen one hunger strike that did not result in nutrient deficiencies. I have not seen one close attempt at changing the world that did not involve threats of assassination or financial ruin. So, don’t think for a second that resistance is easy. Resistance invokes aggression in those that don’t share your views…Whose life almost depends on you sharing theirs, because not to share theirs represents a threat to their world-view. (Please see http://www.aforcemorepowerful.org/resources/nonviolent/methods.php)
Boycott Fossil Fuels: Fuel poverty is everywhere and it will continue to grow…It will continue to change our environment and our atmosphere. Whether we can own up to it or not, the lack of plant life with this much methane and CO2 is poisoning us.
Boycott Mainstream Media: Every news article has its purpose. It’s not only to inform but to shape public opinion by the way it informs you of a certain thing. For example, by using the word “victim”, the broadcasting service is more likely to inspire sympathy. Every image and every story is carefully selected to manipulate the masses through propaganda, but they often show their hand through that which remains unreported. More importantly, although there may be millions of news providers, but they are all my owned by 6 corporations on a global scale.
Boycott Pharmaceuticals/Vaccinations: Big Pharma has a long history of being addictive and chemically synthesised. We no longer live in a day, where anyone can walk down to the pharmacy and pick up the cleaner version of cocodamol. We can no longer see or even use the plants that once cured us, unless we cultivate them ourselves. (Besides, they’re going extinct, which makes it rather difficult to treat anyone when doing so would drive us and them into extinction sooner or later.) Nowadays, we have to worry about rat poison in medication, or the fact that a simply jab may turn our child into a drooling, non-verbal autistic. Moreover, we abuse the medication that we still produce from plants. Opioids were often used in combination with cannabis, then the individual would be weaned off heroine or morphine through marijuana by passing the nastier aspects of withdrawal. A method favoured by the Native Americans and other shamanic and/or indigenous cultures.
Ban Processed Food/Water: Toxic chemicals, including excess fluoride, GMO and over 30’000 additives and preservatives, are associated with long-term health consequences. Unless you eat fully organic, or grow your own, the probability is that you’re affected by the consequences. These free radicals are not merely addictive, most of them are carcinogenic, so think about making your own oven-baked fries from fresh potatoes before stopping by McDonald’s, Burger King or any other Fast Food Joint. That shit will fuck you up and get you hooked enough not to care.
Use Environmentally-Friendly Tech: Although there may be ‘no evidence’ linking mobile phone use to cancer but we know the towers cause it, so it’s not much of a stretch to suspect the lethal effects of modern technology. Disease is a natural byproduct of D/C field disruption in humans, if exposure is prolonged. Over time it becomes not only hereditary but continues long after the next level of technology has been released to the public 30-40 years after its been patented.
Forcing The Release of New Technology: As this is a rather vast subject, I will be writing a separate piece on the matter. – What if I told you that you could have grown up with holograms, flying craft and hydroponic gardens like you’ve never seen them? You may call me crazy but what’s life without a little fun. There’s only one rule when it comes to the research developments of the elite and the universe as a whole: if you can imagine it in your mind, it exists. Anything is possible, even your own worst nightmare probably exists somewhere. All of our personal hells can be found if we look hard enough. That notwithstanding, we can equally create a sustainable paradise of equality, harmony and global peace by removing poverty, religious laws, disease, wealth and resource inequality. We have the technology to do so now, but one would never guess with the current state of affairs. There’s no profit in such a world, but in ours it is all there is. To the point, there are several ways to accelerate the release of technology, but each one leaves no other choice than radical change:
Money: By purchasing the next level of technology, a new model is released. It’d take billions to drive the releases to a point, where a changeover takes place…And there are always repercussions when you hijack someone else’s timeline. Everyone that has tried is pretty much bankrupt, dead or sold out under pressure.
Space-Travel: Apart from covertly reconstructing the Vimanaika in the back-garden shed, civilian attempts to construct craft and head into space generally end in bankruptcy, unless they never make it to the news. Richard Bransons famous attempt to launch paying customers into the stratosphere were equally placed on hold for ‘unexplained’ reasons that are in truth either related to off-planet military projects, aliens or both….Which leads us to our next point:
Aliens: By confirming the existence of extraterrestrial life or evidencing first contact happened years ago, one may easily trigger a global evolution in technology. Gods are no longer powerful, non-physical entities, they are revealed aliens that have visited before…This would include unveiling the impact of keeping stolen alien technology hidden and concealing the actual history of the human race.
Pyramid Networks: Unburying secrets cities may be risky, but there’s rumoured to be one in the euro-tunnel, if you feel like taking a glimpse and spend life in prison. The only underground networks that are not sealed to the public, inaccessible or guarded are those of our ancestors…And many entrances to known tunnel systems in England are being filled with concrete. It should be noted that the majority are located on MoD territory, where trespassers are prosecuted. (They also own all of England’s high ground, son feeling from city-wide floods would be an interesting experience that might end with being shot on sight in a state of nationwide emergency)

8 Signs of the End of the World

When I was a child, they said, war was something that only happened in other countries. When I grew into a young women and 2012 passed us by, they said, the apocalypse is something that the next generation will see…but now, I can hear the doubt in their voice and I can see the fear in their eyes. Now, after so many years, I can so easily tell when they are lying to themselves. However, they are not the only ones.
Hard times are right before us, although this may be hard to believe, the signs are everywhere. That notwithstanding, we are all afraid to lose what we have, but what we could possibly gain by seeing our situation through equals a new humanity…In more than one way:

World-War: Islam is evidently forcing its way into many countries that are not very fond of its presence or its laws. Currently, everyone is simply waiting for a small spark to ignite the fuse and burn through Europe. Despite the fact that many people are in denial that Islam is setting up strategic invasion points in the form of strong holds. Moreover, these mosques have been found to contain smaller and larger arsenals of weapons, ranging from semi-automatic firearms (in the UK) to a nuclear warhead (in France).

Mass Extinction: With every passing day, a substantial number of animals succumb to the exposure of toxins that we are pumping into their environment. Without them, our survival is not only compromised…Our entire way of life would change in the blink of an eye. It should be noted that whereas wild animals lose their natural habitat through disaster, extreme temperatures or deforestation. Additionally, once their natural habitat has been ravaged, they cannot maintain a steady food or water supply without impinging on what we consider to be ‘ours’. Many cannot find refuge amongst humanity, except for kill shelters. On a separate note, the number of animal deaths is accelerating beyond the amount of human casualties. If we were to lose as many members and/or variants of our own species, we would be overcome with sorrow, despair, or even desperation…We would not be able to deny that which is happening right in front of us.

Rationing: California is the perfect example of how a normal area, located can almost hunger and thirst to death by the water. Survival techniques such as evaporating salt-water into a drinkable form are of little use, when the pollutants condense along with water molecules. Conversely, crop failures due to extreme weather and natural disaster has become more widespread than anyone would like to admit.

Mass Suicide: Canada has declared a state of emergency as a result of over 100 suicides, involving Native Americans, in a period of 6-8 months. To elaborate, Native American teachings are very specific, when it comes down to ritual suicide. Similar to the Vedas, they do not permit ending one’s life, unless to avoid suffering through the inevitable. (Like the Hopi prophecies predicted when white man seized a large proportion of indigenous territories) A friend of mine consulted a Native American on the subject and she confirmed that selective traditions allow for desperate measure, but they generally warn that even if justified, suicide has consequences that affect the next rebirth.

Wealth Inequality: According to NASA, civilisation collapse is often fuelled by unequal wealth and resource distribution. Now, we already know a handful of people own almost everything. (Please view William Domhoffs research) But when times are hard, food as well as water becomes scarce. During the California drought, the rich transported trucks full of pristine bottled water that was denied to the average person. To die of thirst takes approximately one week, dependent on how fast dehydration becomes terminal. It is a slow, grinding process that encompasses a shut-down of clear thinking. (For example, if you’ve ever been really hungry or thirsty, multiply this by a million. You can’t think clearly, breathe without nausea, dizziness or stabbing pain. The longer time progresses, the more you’d be willing to do to satisfy base survival needs.) Truth be told, it takes a great amount of effort and self-discipline to keep one’s head, even when the situation is not on an apocalyptic scale.

Climate Change: Extreme weather events are becoming the new normal, which means everyday living will become less secure and more dangerous. No area around the globe can be safe from something that is reshaping the planet as a whole. Bear in mind that geo-engineering is terra-forming that has the byproduct of changing the climate by default…We are not merely changing the content of the oceans and soil, but also the atmosphere. Long-term exposure would invariably alter the face of the planet to a Venus equivalence. (Please see Geo-Engineering Equals Terra-Forming)

Earthquakes: Over several thousand years, the tectonic plates remodel themselves. Previously, this divided the plates into the continents that we see now, but earthquakes that occur around the fault-lines always carry the risk of fracturing them over time. In the case of the United States, many think that this would just result in a country being split in half. However, the entire west coast is susceptible to disappearing into the ocean. This is easy to imagine, when compared to arthritis. Arthritis causes two joints to rub against one another, regardless of whether synovial fluid production is highly efficient. Natural wear and tear occurs in the joints as we age, since they are not efficiently replenished or injured through physical trauma. Similarly, tectonic plates naturally float on liquid core, which equally rubs together, when the liquid cannot sufficiently absorb the impact, which causes earthquakes. When joints rub together to hard they often grind themselves down slowly over time, but more often than not bone fragments break off. When tectonic plates grind, earthquakes along a specific line become intensified. If you are living in an area with earthquakes, chances are they’ll get much worse, if they haven’t torn up the asphalt in various susceptible locations already…(In which case, you can get a map and analyse the geographical risk, by connecting the dots and monitor the situation. Fracking sites and vulnerable nearby locations that have already been hit can be highlighted as likely future disaster sites.)

Floods: Sea-levels are rising, as the Arctic is melting, which is old news. What we don’t consider is that this inflow of fresh, clean water can end one of two ways. (a) We utilise the water faster than it melts, which would not be surprising if temperatures continue to rise, pushing the planet beyond the point of recovery. The planetary environment would be irreversibly changed. (b) The planet engages in a natural reset, which takes the form of up to 40-100 year winter, an ice age or a massive natural disasters that allow nature to re-establish balance in order for the planet to survive instead of succumbing to man-made environmental changes.

From Rape to Assisted Suicide

This morning I opened up the newspaper and to my surprise…Euthanasia is now administered to sexually abused, chronically ill children around the age of 12, if they feel that they cannot move on with their lives. The article went on to state that many more people are choosing euthanasia as a result of mental illness. As a psychologist, I may be able to shed some light on how to cope and intervene without taking such desperate measures. (Taking my personal history of mistreatment into consideration, I might not be the most objective observer, but at least I speak only the truth.)
If this topic concerns you, I’d like you to know that I understand…I have been where you are. It is easier to be ‘put to sleep’ and simply restart at another time or place, but what lesson are we teaching? What we are basically saying to others and ourselves is “It’s okay that you’re hurt, but since we can’t fix you, how would you like us to assist you in your suicide?” when we should be letting them know that they don’t have to go through this alone…that they don’t have to die, because the world is corrupt and there is little other free support.
Many that fall victim to a sexual predator can’t simply forget or move on, especially children. They no longer view themselves as innocent. Moreover, if the parents push their own responsibility for the abuse onto their child, this can develop into severe identity problems. After less than a year, their view of the world becomes distorted. They begin to feel guilty and undeserving. Many stop speaking, eating and socialising. Every breath they take becomes a reminder of how responsible they were for what happened… The pain, they feel, doesn’t vanish. It festers…but many never say a word for one reason: The majority get hurt for being hurt.
This can occur in countless ways, but most commonly, victims of sexual assault express how these experiences continue to harm them internally, which leads to one of several negative reactions: (a) apathy/cold indifference, (b) dismissal, (c) misplaced rage, (d) misplaced sadness
Many of the people I’ve worked with struggled to make their voices heard initially. When they discuss what they how they feel during recovery, close relatives tended to drift off topic. One minute they’re crying their eyes out about how Uncle Joe bent them over the table, nearly tearing them a new asshole, while the relative that they’re confiding in is too occupied, thinking about how Uncle Joe still owes them a tenner. In my early student years, I despised conducting family therapy for that reason, simply because sometimes there is no happy ending. Some people will never love their children or family members the way they would like them to. With or without the application of force, they probably never will, but telling a survivor that is painful. It pries into a primal fear of abandonment that we all share. No child should be expected to deal with abuse and then neglect, it sets very bad standards and lowers expectations in others from the outset.
None of the responses listed above are rational or even helpful but that has never stopped people. However, before we judge, it’s vital to understand that they don’t know how to cope with the situation. If forced to confront the reality of the situation, they’d shut down, cry hysterically or experience a depressive episode. It should be noted that approx. half have traumatic experiences of their own that they keep bottled up that need to processed first before they can support loved one’s through such tough times.
On a related note, we can all be rather self-centred without meaning to be, when someone we care about shares something to deeply personal. However, when we don’t take them seriously, it can have grave consequences. Particularly, when the tables turn. Many abused children drift apart from friends or relatives that are then later abused…and the first person they call is someone they know who experienced similar. Although what these friends often do not take into consideration is that no half-hearted apology makes up for something like that. In frequency, these friendships were imbalanced from the start. One cared more about the other and less about themselves. Then, the assault occurred and they no longer care about their own life, let alone the problems of the former prom-queen, social butterfly or alpha female of the group.

Post-Traumatic Stress: Dependent on when, where and how an assault takes place is important when it comes down to moving forward. Many survivors struggle to return to their old life. In cases, in which a boyfriend is a part of the equation, recovery can become complicated. Whereas some men are more supportive than others, the subject of sexual intercourse is bound to cause tension, unless there is ample space for open dialogue.

Identifying Stressors & Flashbacks: After a traumatic event, latent impressions of the experience inadvertently imprinted themselves on the mind. Survivors can develop aversions to the opposite or same sex, tools used during the assault, specific locations etc. For example, if an individual was tied and gagged during repeated assaults, they can easily be spooked by S&M. Conversely, some survivors unconsciously relive the experience by engaging in self-destructive behaviour, which can become heavily sexualised.
Although typical responses are sadness, rage, panic or other forms of extreme emotion, when coming into contact with a stressor or object/subject that triggers a flashback. From personal experience, I’ve found that resistance is futile. The more we resist the memory or image, the more it rages underneath the surface. Therefore, it is highly important to be patient and don’t be too hard on yourself. Reminders will crop up, but they don’t have to rule your life. One day, you’ll be able to look at something that would usually remind you of the worst times in your life and it’ll no longer be the root of your stress or the first thing you are reminded of.
Confront your stressor, but don’t go overboard. If it scares you, approach it slowly. If it angers you, charge at it with all your might. If it upsets you, let it out through a good cry, but never bury it. Burying a stressor is dangerous! The more you aim to ignore it, the more ferociously it’ll come through. If it sets your teeth on edge, there’s a reason. Learning that reason will benefit your personal growth and make your more resilient.

Stressors can awaken memories of a time, when we felt powerless, violated and/or deeply injured. In combination with flashbacks, they give the impression that the event is still ongoing. In a split second, a survivor can feel as if they are right back where it all started…As if no time passed. The lines between the past and present can become blurred, particularly if the abuse remains ongoing or happened not too long ago. In other words, living in present time becomes a challenge, when we are locked in a mental prison of our past. Every deeply traumatic experience forces us to re-learn how to live. That means learning how to accept what happened and moving forward.
Survivors Guilt: Thousands of men, women and children throughout the ages have experienced the most horrific forms of sexual abuse. Some of which survive, when those close to them did not. Driven by the experience, some strive to make their lives mean something. With every nightmare, failure and accomplishment, the guilt compounds, until it literally becomes the prime motivator behind their actions. In their eyes, the amount of suffering they feel was created by them, through whatever they did. In rare cases, it can manifest through the very fact that they survived, whereas others did not. More importantly, it is something that they cannot forgive, overcome or let go without assistance…Without some form of acknowledgement that it is okay, others simply need to hear that there is nothing wrong with them. They did what they needed to do to survive and they are still loved regardless. In cases with a high suicide risk, associated with survivors guilt, it can be very helpful to give them to opportunity to express themselves without being judged or criticised. In therapy, I use the method of creating a safe space for them to share their thoughts or unburden their darkest secrets. This can be easily done with friends or relatives at home. In some extreme cases, survivors just need to hear that they are forgiven to forgive themselves, which is more effective when it is conveyed by people that knew them before the event.

Relationships: As a survivor, the world no longer looks the same, nor do we connect to it in the same way. Opening ourselves to others can become difficult for the lack of empathy or shared experience. To the average man, women can be instantly downgraded to just another ‘rape-case’ or ‘woe-woman story’. So many women avoid sharing as to not make themselves look like a victim. This makes genuine relationships difficult and fosters commitment issues.
Many women choose not to share their past experiences with prospective or actual partners. Although this may seem like a justified defensive measure, how close can we truly be to someone, when we shut a part of ourselves off? If they cannot accept that part of ourselves, how can they accept us for who we truly are? My personal advice is for survivors to take a chance. If we never openly discuss what happened, how are we meant to find closure? How are we supposed to be expected to live with what happened, when we can’t acknowledge it to those we love?

Swedish police: 55 official no-go zones

THE SWEDEN REPORT

[Edit: To clarify, the term “no-go zones” is how the Swedish media referred to the report when it was released. It is also what the police officers call it (direct quote in English found here) However, the report itself does not use that wording; it talks about “…the regular justice system being disabled,” “…police being unable to perform it’s duties” and “…local residents considering the criminals to be the ones running the area,” with police being subjected to violence and harassment when entering. The net effect is the same, but in light of the Fox News controversy it seems prudent to point this out. It should also be made clear that this report refers to criminal gangs seizing control; the kind of shariah-ruled, muslim-only enclaves Steve Emerson was talking about in Britain and France do not exist in Sweden.]

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What Is Your Legacy?

The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.” (Einstein)

I once read that your life is your greatest weapon, the way you live your life, the way you struggle, it will teach others. We are a people on the brink of mass extinction, holding each other at gun-point. The refugee crisis has highlighted the importance of equal resource distribution that we have neglected for the sake of profit. The sixth mass extinction wont kill all of us. Not if there’ll be some humanoid colony somewhere in the verse, but it’ll drive is pretty close to the brink. In my opinion, unless we act, the death of billions is only a matter of time. Through war, famine, terra-forming…One way or another, we are changing the environment of this planet beyond the point of return.
While we are gearing up for war, we need to recognise our aggression is a mere unconscious reaction at what we are not aware of. All the pollutants in the air, chemicals in the water and food supply…We are buzzing off our heads seven ways to Sunday with little conscious awareness of the effect, let alone the bigger picture. We may read about tigers going extinct…bees dying…trees dying, but it’s just another article, so we turn the page, but we can’t turn the page in life. What we fail to acknowledge is that this planet is our collective responsibility and there is plenty that we can do about from our own home without even spending a fiver.

Grow Hemp & Marijuana: Because hemp is, overall, the strongest, most-durable, longest-lasting natural soft-fiber on the planet. Its leaves and flower tops (marijuana) were, depending on the culture, the first, second or third most important and most- used medicines for two-thirds of the world’s people for at least 3,000 years. Botanically, hemp is member of the most advanced plant family on Earth. It is a dioecious (having male, female and sometimes hermaphroditic), woody, herbaceous annual that uses the sun more efficiently than virtually any other plant on our planet, reaching a robust 12 to 20 feet or more in one short growing season. It can be grown in virtually any climate or soil condition on Earth, even marginal ones. Hemp is, by far, Earth’s premier, renewable natural resource.

Grow Food: Although growing food has become illegal in some countries, the only way to prevent more laws from being passed is to exert the freedom to grow your own to its maximum.

Plant a Tree: For every tree that you plant, you are doing the world a great service. Although we are devastating our natural resources so fast that we could hardly keep up, even if some of us were really dedicated. If all of us acted on our responsibility to replant the trees that we’ve demolished over the years, we can easily make a difference. Fruit trees also make especially good presents for friends and relatives, particularly because you can never have enough of them, as long as you can make the space.

Boycott Fossil Fuels: “People of conscience need to break their ties with corporations financing the injustice of climate change.” The only way to truly stop climate change is to disinvest in fossil fuels, boycott companies involved, protest and never stop changing people’s minds to desist in destroying this planet for the sake of our future generations.

Boycott Corporations: Could you imagine a life without consumerism and capitalism? A future, in which you don’t need to concern yourself with corporate greed, tax and/or other forms of public exploitation? “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” (Goethe) In truth, the corporations that are accelerating climate change need you more than you need them. In time, they may even realise that instead of brainwashing people with an inherent disregard for the consequences, but it’ll probably be too late by then.
And these are just a few of the ways we can make a difference legally. Planting hedges inside hedges or trees in public parks already skirts a legal grey area that can only be bypassed through council permission or public demand, so keep informed of the law.

On a final note, eco-terrorism is a point of property damage and casualty rate, which in all fairness can be avoided through non-violent resistance. However, as the demand for corporate accountability is rising…more red tape is coming up, more money is allocated for projects that are not in the best public interest, which in turn heightens the risk of violent responses. We have seen what terrorists are capable of…but that is nothing compared to what climate change is going to do or make us want to do. This planet is becoming uninhabitable with every year that we do nothing but work hard for a system on the verge of collapse, which we can only change through collective action.

“Islamophobia?” F**ck Off

Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.” (Charlie Chaplin)

How do we measure loss? On average, we count the number of victims. However, when it comes to Sharia law, we can hardly ask how many women have been beaten, raped, tortured and/or stoned. Logically, a rough estimate falls into the millions, if not billions…And there is nothing we can do, or is there?

As a women, I can tell you that I am only one of many that will not condone the enforcement of sharia law on anyone. Men and women alike deserve better than to be raised with archaic religious laws that reinforce the freedom of one gender for the sake of power over its counterpart. Truly powerful men do not need enslave women, nor do they use religion or violence for personal gain.

That notwithstanding, the rape crises, which are running rampant in European countries, are the symptoms of a deeper ailment. An imbalance that has persisted for thousands of years. Although many have challenged it, we have not yet reached the point to overcome any form of inequality really. Whether it concerns wealth, race or gender. We may cling on to political correctness with our every breath, but we do not pursue it out of kindness or compassion…We do it because we are scared. We don’t want to be seen as racist, anti-social or apathetic.

Although we often shrug this fear off, calling it an evolutionary throw-back, it is inherently justified. Islam is known for its tactical invasions and endless thirst to take over. Every religion has the potential to cause harm…And it does so frequently. Peadophile priests, rabbis, gurus and imams are evidence of that. Fact is, for more than a handful of sexual predators, there is approx. one genuine follower. The only question is whether that makes the whole concept of religion worthwhile for us.
Religion has and will always be used for personal gain, so we have to respect when other do not want to engage in any form of religious worship, or even humour the concept of religion, for personal reasons. This is our life, we have the right to choose what to believe…If you don’t like it, f**ck off.

Personally, I don’t care whether you are black, white, purple or from Orion. You are so much more than your creed, colour and race. Underneath all that, you have the choice to be free…Free from religion, capitalism or mainstream opinion. You have the opportunity to be kind, rather than cruel, and there is no better way than by speaking up for the freedom of the men, women and children in your area!

Amongst all this fear-mongering, we are forgetting one very important thing: We only fear that which we do not understand. Before we can make an informed decision on Islam, we need to know what we’re talking about. We need to educate ourselves on its scriptures, history and how the verse of the sword was created. In other words, you are not islamophobic, if you understand the threat that Islam poses. It’s okay to be uncomfortable, because something is different. It’s not okay to support the religious practice of sexual slavery. Over one millions Muslims manage to practice their faith peacefully with respect for women. However, the foundation of Western civilisation may as well collapse, if we allow affiliated, invading religious groups that have no regard for any other minority, but their own. We have fought too hard for too long to be conned into surrendering our freedom to yet another religious iconography. Those that wish to be free from religion should be able to keep their right to say “No.” If we lose this basic right of free expression, then what are we? What will we become? How many more need to suffer and die, before we can unite as a people without killing each other over belief or restricting each other’s development?

In an islamic society, women do not have the choice to study, be independent or even walk down the road without a male to accompany them. Conversely, men can have their wives and children taken off of them, if it looks as if they cannot protect them… The equivalence of this is developing in all the countries that are accepting asylum seekers. Sharia Law is simply administered behind closed doors. We are in danger of reverting back to a time, where the man with the biggest stick won the woman, whether she wanted it or not. We are in danger of breaking up the family unit even further than we already have. Most importantly, we are risking a new version of the dark ages with every day that we value blind faith over common sense and human liberty.

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.

Source: The power of the Anglosphere in Eurosceptical thought