Aug 24, 2007
Victorians have always fascinated me, especially the Victorian Generals. Most people have an image of them as a set of stuffed shirts, pretentious and hypocritical. They have faded into history and as our imperial history is no longer taught and a milksop revisionist version put into place to placate. The PC brigade. If I mentioned Napier, Campbell, Havlock, Gough, Hope Grant and Sir Harry Smith, would anyone know who I was taking about, I very much doubt it. The life story of everyone of these reads like an unbelievable fairytale. These were the successful ones, the ones that retired with a Baronetcy and a pension, most though lay buried and forgotten in far corner of an empire that most Brits have been taught to despise and feel embarrassed about. John Nicholson is one of the later types he lies buried in Delhi where he died at the age of 34 leading an assault on the city during the Indian mutiny or the first war of Indian independence as the politically correct like to refer to it. He is for me perhaps the most interesting of all the Victorian Generals and one wonders how far he would have risen and what feat he would have performed if he had lived.
I will just give you a flavor of this exceptional man. He certainly had charisma, a sect called the Nicolsonites worshiped him as a God, they were allowed into his presence to adore him but if they fell down to worship him he had them taken out and flogged. I don't think that that would have happened with George Patton. As Magistrate in the area he controlled his sense of justice could be called somewhat robust. Not many judges nowadays would place the head of the criminal he had last executed on his desk in the court house when judging the next case. I am certain that concentrated peoples minds. His manners were impeccable, it is not many Generals who would go into the Officers mess to apologizes for the lateness of their meal because he had had to execute the cooks because he had caught them poisoning the food. The most interesting thing about the man is that he keep Waziristan quiet and did it virtually on his own. This is more than Pakistan can do now. If you would like to read more about this unusual man you can download the E-book called
the lion of the Punjab
here is the link
Aug 23, 2007
I have just recieved this E-mail from a friend, asking me to sign this petition, I couldn't do otherwise I agree with him 100%. If you feel like doing the same please do. The insanity of such actions as in the photo above the article is beyond my comprehension. When I look at such photos I am always thinking all this stupidity and pain because he disagrees with the unreal religious visions of the followers of an Ignorant desert paedophile, who like to wear ball gowns and silly party hat.You can sign the petition by clicking on the link at the bottom of the article.
The life that God gives, no man should extinguish. The blood-thirsty mullahs presently ruling Iran blatantly violate this sacred covenant by executing large numbers of people ranging from petty criminals to political opponents. The mullahs and their mercenaries are wasting precious human life to maintain themselves in power through terrorizing the population.
Mass public hangings, as well as secret executions in prisons, are routine in the tyrannical Islamic Republic of Iran. Recently Majid Kavousifar, 28, and his nephew, Hossein Kavousifar, 24, were hanged for the alleged murder of a hard-line judge, Hassan Moghaddas, a mullah-judge notorious for jailing and condemning to death political dissidents. The victims were hanged from cranes and hoisted high above one of Tehran’s busiest thoroughfares. This “judge” had repeatedly bragged publicly that he often issued a death verdict without even examining the charges against the individual. The Islamic Republic of Iran has the dubious distinction of executing more children, those under the age of 18, than any other country in the world. Such is the plight of the Iranian people.
Robert Tait of The Observer reported on August 19, 2007 from Tehran that “Iran Hangs 30 Over ‘US Plots.’” Accusing political dissidents as being agents of the U.S. and hanging them without even a semblance of due process is a heinous crime that every descent human being should do all he/she can to end.
“Injustice anywhere is threat to justice everywhere,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. warned us. Silence, complacency and indifference invariably play into the hands and schemes of tyrants. History is replete with cases of tyranny gathering momentum in the face of inaction by others, spreading far and wide and visiting great catastrophes on people.
We are also reminded by Albert Einstein, “The world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”
It is imperative that we do all we can, as individuals, organizations, and governments to stay the hands of the murdering mullahs in Iran, before their thirst for blood leads their campaign of oppression and death to the four corners of the globe.
We the petitioners demand:
* Immediate disbanding of capital punishment in the Islamic Republic of Iran and wherever else in the world this inhuman act is practiced.
* No summary judgments to be made about any accused without thorough and open trials with the fundamental assumption of innocence until proven otherwise.
* The authorities who issue death warrants of others must be held accountable for their actions.
Aug 22, 2007
Humour is a great deflater of overweening egos, a quick repost can explode the bubble of pomposity. Spike Milligan said that the essence of humor was taking things to its illogical conclusion. Good cartoon work on this principle. The one above is one of my own. If the conclusion is illogical just reverse the process. Religions are great targets for the second course of action, Islam especially so, riddled with contradiction it is an easy target, Asking logical questions about the Islamic version of heaven, is a very fruitful field. I found these questions on the web many months ago. Try and make up you own question it can be fun. Here is mine, enjoy.
Question:- when I get my virgins do I have to blow them up myself or do I get a foot pump.
1) What if the bomber wants girls with more experience?
2) What if one virgin is no good in bed? Does she get replaced or is he stuck with 71?
3) If he's gay, does he get male virgins?
4) What if he's celibate? What does he get?
5) What if he hasn't reached puberty yet? Does he get 72 Xboxes till he comes of age?
6) If he's bi, does he get 36 of each?
7) If he blows himself up while building the bomb, does he still get credit?
8) What do you call a relationship with 72 women, a menage-a-soixante-deux?
9) Are they like 72 wives or 1 wife and 71 concubines?
10) What if he's ugly or smells bad and the virgins don't want anything to do with him?
11) Is there viagra in paradise? Ya know, just in case?
12) Is there an age of consent?
13) When they're deflowered, do they get replaced by new virgins or are they "born again"?
14) Do they become his common-law wives eventually?
15) If he has a tryst with a 73rd virgin, do the others consider it cheating?
16) Do the virgins have a union? If so, can they strike if they're not satisfied?
17) Is there a temp agency that replaces virgins if they call in sick?
18) What if the bomber's into animals? Does he get accommodated?
19) Why 72? Is 71 too few? Is 73 too many?
20) If it was a female bomber, how do the male virgins prove their virginity?
21) What happens when paradise runs out of virgins?
22) Can a bomber make reservations on specific virgins before he blows himself up?
23) If there are no virgins available, is he put on a waiting list?
24) If he's a catholic priest, does he get 72 little boys?
25) Would you call a female bomber a bombshell?
26) Would you call a child bomber a bombino?
27) Is it not 73 out of respect for Barry Bond's home run record?
28) If the bomber previously dated one of the virgins, does it get awkward?
29) Do they have a bomb squad in paradise just in case one of the charges didn't go off?
30) Did they start using female bombers because they ran out of virgins for the guys?
31) If she's a lesbian, do they "convert" the virgins, or will straight girls suffice her?
32) Does a hermaphrodite bomber get hermaphrodite virgins?
33) If so, are there 72 available?
34) If they run out of virgins, do they get inflatable dolls till they find more?
35) If a bomber finds an infidel in paradise, can he blow him up and get 72 more virgins?
36) Could the Koran have had a typo and it actually provided just one 72 year old virgin?
37) Is Muslim hell being one of the 72 virgins?
38) Instead of 72 guys, would a female bomber settle for 1 man who does dishes and garbage?
39) Do the bombers go broke on Valentine's Day?
40) If he's monogamous, does he pick one of the 72 or does he get a supermodel?
41) What if he doesn't like either gender? Does he just klutz around in paradise?
42) Eternity is long, and eventually he'll grow bored of his 72 women. What happens then?
43) How does he pick the 72 to begin with? Lottery? Beauty pageant? Police lineup?
44) Is he allowed to covet his neighbor's virgins?
45) Do the virgins have agents and/or contracts?
46) If so, can a virgin request to be traded or put on waivers if she's unhappy?
47) What should he say if one of the virgins asks "Does this Burka make me look fat?"
48) If he gives the wrong answer, is he uh, screwed?
49) How is anyone expected to handle a catfight amongst 72 women?
50) Did the 9/11 hijackers who didn't know they were going to die get 72 virgins too?
51) Are scouts employed to find virgin talent?
52) Do the virgins ever retire, or do they remain virgins forever?
53) If they retire, what kind of pension plan do they get?
54) Wouldn't it be interesting if they're virgins because they're ugly?
55) So is it 72 Muslim girls or like 1 virgin from every culture?
56) Wouldn't it be sweet if Lorena Bobbit got hired as one of the virgins?
57) What does Gloria Steinem have to say about all this?
58) When he gets home, does he have to say "How was your day?" to all 72 virgins?
59) Do they have counseling for sexual addiction in paradise?
60) If the virgins start hogging the remote, is he in hell?
61) They must take up an entire theater when they go to the movies, huh?
62) Are there restaurants in paradise that can accommodate a reservation for 73?
63) If a virgin suffers from multiple personalities, is she considered two virgins?
64) Does he get all the virgins at once, or do they have an installment plan?
65) Is the bomber entitled to subsitutes, exchanges, or refunds?
66) What if all the king's horses and all the king's men can't put the bomber together again?
67) Is "not tonight, dear, I have a headache" a valid excuse in paradise?
68) Do the virgins come with a warranty?
69) If so, does paradise replace defective parts and provide on-site service?
70) What do you call a lifetime warranty if you're dead?
71) Do siamese twin bombers get 144 virgins?
72) Who gets to clean up all those nasty sheets?
Aug 20, 2007
No this is not the aftermath of the Demonstration on September the 11th it is a scene that we will see more and more on our streets. This gory scene is caused by the illegal killing of sheep for Ramadan. I have seen worse when I lived and worked in Qatar in the 70s. The Arabs imported sheep by the thousands they came mostly from New Zealand. They came on Roll on Roll off ferries. They were drive out to the killing fields on the Salwa Rd. penned in large wired off compounds the bleating was pitiful to hear in the 40degree heat. Groups of men did the slaughtering and the offal was stacked in heaps all over the place, and black with flies while the desert ran red with the blood. Dante had it about right. The question I ask is will it be just sheep blood that run in the gutters of our cities in 20 years time.
Aug 19, 2007
Yorkshire Folk were once noted for never calling a spade a spade, it was always a bloody shovel, in these PC times I thought it was a lost art, it is nice to know that that a few of my countrymen still practice it. Please enjoy it as much as I did.
Aug 17, 2007
I have never been, and I don't think I could be one of those flag waving Patriots. Those England England Uber Alles type. Wrap yourself in the flag etc. etc. I am an Englishman and proud of it, that is certainly nothing to be ashamed of, My patriotism is of a softer kind. It is a profound love of my country. My Surname is pure English Anglo Saxon to be precise, derived from a small village in the north where my ancestors lived 700 years ago. Like most people they moved out but not very far. They moved and expanded surprisingly most stayed in the same area. My name is very unusual so it it fairly easy to follow the different branches. There are about 3,000 who bear the Surname I bear in the UK 2,000 in America and perhaps about 500 elsewhere. If I Google my name I can be almost certain that the names that come up with my Surname are related to me in one form or another, although the splitting might have happen many generations ago. We have certainly not been high flyer's. Good Yeoman stock is the way I would describe them, mainly farmers publicans and the odd priest. Church of England to a Man. I grew up in a little village not more than 60 miles from the village that bears my name, my roots go deep, very deep. I imbibed my love of country through my mothers milk and the tape root of the generations that went before. There is no mistaking who I am. A simple Englishman who has a profound love and pride in his country. My ancestors served king and country, and I would have done the same if called upon. But there was no great war, and I was never called. I have done what everybody else did I worked hard paid my taxes and looked after my family. It seems now in my declining years, that I not what I thought I was. Suddenly over the last few years I have learned that I am a racist bigot an Islamophob and I don't know what else. I am told that my culture is not worth a shit by people who don't respect culture anyway and follow the teachings of a pedophilic terrorist. I am now paying more taxes to support more and more immigrants who don't work can't work and wont learn English so they could get a job and insult me. The chance of a decent pension recedes father into the background. The Chancellor has picked my pocket to pay for this lunacy and if I complain I am called a racist bigot, charged with racism and if I am lucky get off with a fine and forced to take a course in sensitivity training. To tell you the truth I am little bit peeved. I have had enough. I suspected that many thousands more of my fellow countrymen felt the same sense of hopelessness and anger at our betrayal. It was only when I read this article that I knew that it was true, and I was not dreaming.
Last year, former Tory minister George Walden wrote a book about the future of life in Britain and why record numbers were emigrating. Taking the form of a letter from a father to his son, it provoked a massive, positive response from readers when it was serialized in the Daily Mail.
In the book, Guy and Catherine despaired at having to bring up their two children in an area that had been dramatically changed by mass immigration, where their children had become a minority in school and teachers struggled to deal with so many pupils who did not speak English.
The country - where 57 per cent of births in the capital are now to mothers who were born abroad - seemed to be failing them on multiple fronts, not just on education but also on security and health care.
Since then, the couple have given up the battle and moved abroad to Canada. And they are not alone in their decision. As Walden pointed out in the first serialization, a total of 350,000 people left Britain in 2004 - equivalent to a third of the population of Birmingham.
Danger: Fear of antagonizing the Muslim community has put the country's security at risk from Islamic terrorists
Walden observes that despite all the changes mass immigration has brought in Britain, there remains a conspiracy of silence that has stifled debate on one of the most important issues of our age.
Now, in this thought-provoking follow up, Walden examines Guy and Catherine's new quality of life, using it as a mirror to reflect the dreadful state of Britain today.
Walden, who served as higher education minister in Margaret Thatcher's government, has been married to Sarah for 38 years and they have three grown-up children. The son to whom his letters are addressed is fictional, but the incidents affecting him and his wife are based on fact.
It's getting on for ten months now since you and Catherine left for a new life in Canada. And we didn't get the impression, when we came to see you, that you've regretted your decision for a moment.
Still, I'd better avoid saying anything excessively encouraging about the state of the nation you've left behind. Not difficult, as it happens.
In fact, it looks as though you got out just in time. Driving close to your old place in West London the other day, I saw a police notice asking for information about a young man who'd brandished a gun at an officer.
The people who bought your house at a ludicrously high price are unlikely to be thrilled. I don't suppose there's another city in the world where people have to pay that kind of money for the privilege of living in an area where hoodlums go round flashing guns.
There is an atmosphere of suppressed - or outright - violence and disorder that makes me worry for the next generation.
Often, it's the little incidents that are telling. Yesterday, your mother was on a bus when three girls aged between 16 and 18 tried to board in Ladbroke Grove. They were Brazilians, she thinks, but so completely anglicised that they'd got themselves roaring - or rather squealing - drunk.
Toting bottles of vodka and plastic cups, they pressed on to the platform, but the Bangladeshi driver stalwartly refused to allow them to board. The bus was held up for 20 minutes while the girls blocked the doors, laughing and screaming obscenities in their newly-acquired Essex accents.
The point is that during all this little drama, not a single one of the weary rush-hour passengers said a word. The great British public held hostage by a trio of sozzled teenage girls!
Toronto sounds safer, though it seems a hell of a way to go for a little peace of mind.
Back from our visit to you, we did a sort of audit of your new life. We loved your old brick house with wooden trimmings in the Riverdale area of Toronto - bigger than your London one and, at £220,000, less than half the cost.
Not to speak of your country place at Muskoka: a simple cottage but with the swimming, boating and fishing on all those lakes, a cut above Ruislip Lido.
And it's good to hear that the children look set to get into the nearest state secondary. A citycentre school with no problem of drugs or knives and one that teaches Latin!
We were relieved that you picked up an academic job so quickly, paying rather more than you got in the UK. With taxes and the cost of living lower, you should feel more relaxed financially.
The very fact that Canada has half our population (30 million) in a land many times bigger is good for the spirit - not to speak of car-parking.
The ethnic population, I see, is higher than here, but then Canada is much more selective. The points system they operate seems pretty rigorous, and it was only your impressive chemistry qualifications, I suspect, that got you in so smartly.
Also, the ethnic pattern is different, with the Chinese the largest element, followed by Indians, and fewer ghettos. As Catherine said, a strong secondary state education system is a key to integration.
Here, the country is not so much disintegrating as disaggregating. The Balkanisation of our lives is happening on a national scale.
Scotland's falling off the top, self-sealing ethnic communities are proliferating in the Midlands, and London's got its own thing going at the bottom.
We boast of our prosperity, but it's fragile and concentrated in the South East - an island within our island. Perhaps we'll have to get used to thinking of London and its environs as a kind of Hong Kong or an Italian city state.
Here, the most obvious disconnection is between the rich and the rest. An old story, but the difference today is that the fate of those at the top is divorced from those lower down.
When the housing ramp collapses, most of the falling masonry will hit the little guys in the middle and at the bottom. The top London prices helped drive up the entire market, but are less likely to fall when it all comes down. There's no feeling that we're all in this together.
The divisions run from earliest youth to grim old age. More boys at Eton get five good GCSEs, I hear, than in the entire borough of Hackney.
And now there's another divide growing up: between those who have a decent pension to look forward to and those for whom longevity has become more a threat than a promise.
Then there's the widening gap between the married and unmarried, or rather those with children and those without.
Large areas of our towns are now such havens of hedonism for the money-flashing singles that they're pretty much out of bounds for the poor bloody infantry who keep procreation going and cannot afford such leisures.
Everything's geared to the needs of the drinker and consumer, and little to the couple with the buggy. On top of all this is the growing disconnection between politics and the people.
And the more fractured we become, the greater our pretence of togetherness to cover it up. That's why the Government bangs on about 'community' and has tried so hard to ignore the problems caused by immigration.
Imagine my astonishment when the Minister responsible, Liam Byrne, actually admitted recently that large-scale immigration has profoundly unsettled the country - and that it's the poorest communities that have suffered the most. The influx was overwhelming public services, schools, the NHS and housing, he said.
If Labour failed to address public concern, he concluded, it could lose the next election.
I couldn't have put what Byrne was plucky enough to say better myself. But what is extraordinary is the lack of reaction to his words. Where are the columns and editorials and BBC programmes saying that the Government has gone racist?
On the principle that a sinner who repenteth deserves the greatest praise, Byrne is something of a saint. He'll certainly have the majority of immigrants on his side.
According to a speech by the former chairman of the race relations commission, Trevor Phillips, 54 per cent of them think there's been enough immigration.
Hardly surprising, since they and their children are among those who stand to suffer most from overcrowding, poor schooling, racial tensions and discrimination.
To complete this outburst of honesty, Byrne should have acknowledged that it's the rich who stand to gain from the profits of low-paid labour. But it would have raised the cry: "So why in God's name have you done it - and why are you letting more in?"
The evidence that the whole country benefits has shrunk to vanishing point.
The Governor of the Bank of England recently told MPs it was getting increasingly hard to manage the economy without knowing how many people were in the country. But everyone seems to have missed the implications of this: if the Bank doesn't know the true population, neither can the Treasury.
And now local councils are up in arms, saying the Office of National Statistics (ONS) does not have a clue about the number of people - for whom local services are required - who are entering the country.
How can anyone assess the profit and cost of migration, and claim that the balance is positive, if nobody knows the figures?
Meanwhile, the Government continues to pour billions into the NHS. That's supposed to be another success story, but nobody can really explain where all the money's going, let alone why it's so hard to keep our hospitals clean.
Let me tell you what happened to me recently. As you know, for years I've suffered from that irritating condition Dupuytren's contracture (named after a Frenchman) - or claw-hand in its less distinguished appellation, because the fingers contract until they look like one.
There's no pain - it's just a bloody nuisance, not least because after you've had an operation for one finger, the next one starts to contract.
I've had two fingers treated, one on the NHS and the other private - because I didn't fancy going into hospital for a minor operation, catching MRSA and coming out dead, as thousands are now doing.
Anyway, another damned finger began curling last year, so I went to my NHS doctor and - after a wait - saw a consultant who told me to come back in six months to see how it was progressing.
Meanwhile, I read that the French had developed a cure. So thanks to them and none at all to the NHS, 30 years of aggravation was fixed while we were in Paris in a single afternoon by injection, for the sum of about £60 - with no pain, no anaesthetic, no hospital operation and no maddening sling.
It's a strange society we're building. You can't avoid the conclusion that the way to avoid all the inequities and social fractiousness is simple: be rich.
Then you can flash those beneath you a benign, ingratiating smile - and have as little as possible to do with them.
There's a new brand of social selfishness about, a kind of "Sod you Jack, I'm all right" attitude.
For those doing well out of New Britain PLC, I don't see how things can change. The problem is that for those lower down - the middleclass majority - I don't see how they can change either.
I can't report much joy on the security front, though: the mood is still one of evasion.
In the case of Islamic terrorism, we're so afraid of antagonising the Muslim community that we turn our anger on our defenders rather than the killers. If the security services slip up - as occasionally they're bound to - they're branded as criminally incompetent on Newsnight.
The most likely reason is that they're overwhelmed. Yet if MI5 were expanded as much as it should be, its operations beefed up and surveillance increased, watch out for Newsnight programmes proclaiming the beginning of the end of our human rights and warning that picking on Muslims will alienate the community further.
It's all part of our loss of any sense of balance. We may not go in for revolutions, but Britain has become a society of extremes.
Look at public policies. It's lunacy to go on promising free medical treatment for all- comers, but we do. It's against every tenet of common sense to have mixed-ability classes, but in the delirium of our classconsciousness, we persist.
Doing away with most of our manufacturing base is reckless economic behaviour, but the moderate British have done that, too. The income gap, house prices and mass immigration - they're all examples of national excess.
Wherever you look, crazy systems have replaced our old prudent-minded approach.
Look at families. Instead of beginning with the self-evident proposition that two parents are better than one, we start at the other end.
The result is that we insist on individual rights to the exclusion of everyone else's interests, including the child's. As a result, we have more single parents, more teenage pregnancies, more adolescent misfits and more destitute families than anyone in Europe.
Not bad for the country of balance and moderation.
Meanwhile, debt is at a dangerous high and millions of us are living beyond our means. Actually, the more I look at the economic outlook, the wiser your decision to take a break from Britain begins to seem.
Everything seems to be unreal - whether it's the bonuses in the City, the purchasing power of the pound on shopping trips to America, or the money you sold your house for before emigrating.
If the economy falters - and the signs are beginning to show - the social consequences of unemployment don't bear thinking about. And, this time, people who are laid off won't be able to retire early because Gordon Brown has blocked that avenue of escape by b*****ing up their pensions.
Even now, with the economy still riding high, a record number of people are leaving the country to start again elsewhere. Think what will happen to emigration figures if the economic bubble is pricked.
Whether it is or not, we can certainly expect the splits and cracks in society to grow. Which leaves people your age with three choices: resign themselves to a life in a perilously fragmented community, get rich or do as you have done and get out.
Politics or parenting, schools or Scotland, wherever you look, very little seems to be holding things together. People live side by side yet separately, in mental isolation, with their eyes fixed warily on one another.
When communities, races, classes and families become segregated to the degree they have, feelings of social solidarity erode.
Society ends up like a shattered windscreen: holding together by the grace of God, even though it's all cracked to hell, so no one can see ahead or have any idea where they are going.
Love to all, Dad
Aug 16, 2007
This picture always saddens me, a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. His crime, being an Hindu. The smug satisfied sense of righteousness on the face of his killers really gets me. Their cold indifference is frightening. They have just spent an hour or two at the mini Nuremberg rallies they hold ever Friday. They have been whipped up into a frenzy of hate. Mr Vimal Patak was walking past the mosque when he was dragged in and beaten to death to satisfy their lust. Were his killers punished? I suspect not, They most likely got a pat on the back for doing God's work. When religious lunacy like this reigns and is not ruthlessly stamped out, there is no hope for the future of the world.
They were shouting “KILL THE KAFIR, KILL THE KAFIR” while they went about there grisly work. Remember if you are a KAFIR ( non-muslim ) you have been warned.
Aug 15, 2007
This is a picture I found on a German web site. It will never be printed in MSM her plight is shared with thousands of others around the world. The picture caught my attention because it reminded me of one of those mummies one sees that are dug up somewhere on the steppes. In fact I thought it was a mummy until I read the German text. This lady is called Saeeda Bukhsh she is 30 and is lying in a burns unit in Mutan in the Punjab in Pakistan. She is the mother of three children, children she will most likely never be able to see again because she is most likely blind. Her crime by the way was to refuse the sexual advances of a local villager. His sensitive ego could not take such a shock. He has obviously not undergone sensitivity training. He poured acid over her, she was burnt over 35% of her body. I suspect that she was very beautiful once, she certainly has a nice bone structure. It is immaterial now, nobody will want her, she is scared for life and will most likely end up begging for a living on the streets. The man is running around free. Look very carefully again at this picture because there is a strong possibility that it could be coming to a town near you.
I think the last time the blasphemy law was used in Great Britain was sometime in 1933, it doesn't matter they should not be on the Statute books in the first place. They are nothing more than religious censorship. It doesn't matter how ridiculous the Religion might be, most are to some extent, especially there creation mythes, one in Africa believes that the world was created from ant shit. These laws simple ring fence the religion and stop them from being criticized. Let me for example use Godel's incompleteness theorem to refute the existence of God. The theorem states
For any consistent formal, computably enumerable theory that proves basic arithmetical truths, an arithmetical statement that is true, but not provable in the theory, can be constructed. That is, any effectively generated theory capable of expressing elementary arithmetic cannot be both consistent and complete.
What he is basically saying is that it is impossible to know everything. One of the definitions of God is that he is all knowing all powerful this contradicts the above statement. If God made the world then he could not know everything , because if he did know everything then it would be possible for us to know everything, as it is impossible for us to know everything then God could not know everything. Therefore God is not perfect, therefore God does not exist, at least in the form that we or other religions define him. This statement would be Blasphemous because it contradicts the believes of the different religions. It doesn't matter how correct and logical the arguments are, we could be sued fined and imprisoned under the Blasphemy laws. Luckily these have fallen into disuse and it would be very unlikely for this to happen.
Blasphemy laws give religion a privileged position they can sue but you cannot counter sue they are always the injured party. The old adage that you are innocent until you are proven guilty no longer exist. You are deemed guilty until you can prove your innocence. Most religions stripped of there religiosity are usually nothing more than money making corporation. The more members they have the more money they make. This gives them more resources to sue, usually individuals who have criticized them, this shuts down debate. Luckily these laws are not used anymore
While these Blasphemy laws are not used anymore, and have mainly been forgotten, certain Acts of parliament have been passed in the last few decades are having the same effect as the Blasphemy laws. While these acts were passed with good intentions, the consequences have been catastrophic in stopping any meaningful debate. I am referring particularity to the Race Relations Act of 1976 with all the amendments and fine tuning that it has had since. Like the Blasphemy act it has give members of certain races a privileged position in our society. While trying to stop discrimination of minorities a worthwhile object itself it has discriminated against the majority. It has closed down debate and forced it underground. It has given the right to decide what is racist and what is not, not only to the minorities but to the authorities themselves. Who, well supplied with funds can force their agenda through the courts. Being an individual you will be destroyed. It is a dangerous course we have now embarked on. I could for example imagine a person who had two houses one he lived in himself, the other lived in by an old couple. Let us say for example that the old couple died and he decided to rent it out to his daughter who was engaged to get married and could not afford to buy a house. Imagine now a member of a different race married and with children seeing the house empty came to the persons door and asked to rent the house. Let us go a little further and the persons says sorry but that house is for my daughter. I could imagine that this person could be successfully sued under the race relations act and be forced to rent out the house to this other person. His decision, of cause is racist, but his daughters race is a matter of birth not choice. What parent wouldn't do such a thing for his children. I know I certainly would, people tend to look after their own. His decision to rent it out to his daughter was certainly not motivated by any racism, but the courts would see it differently. Bad Laws make for bad Justice and these new type of Blasphemy laws, are in need of serious curtailment or better still should be struck off the statute books as soon as possible.
Ridiculous you might say, but is it? I have just received an E-mail from a friend which shows clearly how these new blasphemy laws can and are being used to shut down debate and criticism, of anything the State finds offensive. All done in the name of racial equality.
The police have been investigating a channel 4 documentary concerning Jihadist teachings in a UK mosque, which to put it mildly puts Islam in a poor light. They have most likely been forced to do this because they have received a complaint from a muslim. Whether they want to do this or not is most likely irrelevant, they most like have to do it as a matter of cause if they receive a complain. The police by these laws have been placed in an insidious position having to make decision which should rightfully be made in a court of law.
A local seeing this as an assault on his civil liberties has lodged a counter complaint. What follows is series of a posting on Jihad Watch an American Blogg. Please read and try not to weep,
I thought that all here might like to know that I have, today, emailed the
West Midlands Police Force a formal complaint alleging that they have
infringed my Human Rights to free speech and open debate by their actions
and asking for an inquiry into the conduct of the investigation into this
television programme. I have also indicated that I feel that they may have
been guilty of racism against my community
(Anglo-Saxon/Norman/Celtic/Christian) in Britain and asked that they
investigate this also.
I have reserved my position about making a formal complaint against them via
my own local Force until such time as I receive a reply from them. I have
copied my complaint to my MP - much good though that will do, given my
particular Liberal Democrat MP who, it seems to me, pays scant regard to the
opinions or needs of his constituents.
There may be very few of you British readers here who will join me in
formally complaining about a Police Force but I have ceased to care about
that. For me, this ridiculous charge against a completely, in my opinion,
blameless television programme is simply the last straw. I viewed the
programme when it was broadcast. Really, believe me, there was nothing in it
that a loyal British citizen could possibly have taken offense to, in my
If anyone wants to support me, in any way at all, please email me at
I will try to reply to all emails but there is only one of me. I'm going to
make this an issue if I can and your support would be most welcome if you
care to give it.
The following posting is from another poster on jihad watch and is very prophetic
Good for you, Oliver. Good for you.
The rot really set in in the early 90's when the Government/Establishment caved in over the "Satanic Verses" uproar.
There are seminal moments that decide what will happen for the following years and this was one of them. The muslims haven't looked back.
We had the spectacle of thousands of people calling for the murder of a writer. For writing a book that none of them read. Granted, none of them had ever read any book for the simple reason that they're inbred illiterates but that's by the by.
Nothing happened to them.
The leaders, speakers etc should have been tried for incitement to murder and sent away for a good few years.
Sometimes the Government really must lead: show some spine. It caved in of course.
The opposite happened. Many Christian groups particularly the Catholic organisations shamed themselves to the Nth degree by talking of having to "understand" muslims - it's a one way street folks - and bizarrely by calling for the author to be tried - the bully's victim is guilty in their world -
Letters in the local papers complained that taxpayers money was going on defending Rushdie's life.
So that's Britain today.
We must bend over backwards when dealing with butt ugly inbred bullies: their "sensitivities" must at all times be treated with kid gloves and people who write books must be charged with a crime.
Anyway, Oliver. Good for you.
How much do you want to bet that police pay you a visit.
This posting is from the first poster Oliver Camford the day after here things get really ugly.
How much do you want to bet that police pay you a visit
They did just a scant few hours ago. Apparently my complaint is in and of
itself 'racist'. Great, isn't it? I complain against racism and get accused
of being racist because I complain against racism ......... Weird world we
My local constabulary will not accept a complaint against any other
constabulary that they consider to be a racist complaint, either. I've had
my laptop and my two desktops confiscated by the police and I have been
warned that under the provisions of various acts of Parliament I am not
allowed to tell you that.
So, f**k them. I'm telling you. I've borrowed a computer and I'm back on
line and I'm determined that they won't get away with this.
I run (ran?) a small company in the advertising and promotions sphere up
until yesterday - not a particularly successful company but one that, at
least, provided a living for me and a few others - and today I'm forbidden
to go on line on pain of being classified as a terrorist!
Please! Me! A terrorist! Since when did I advocate the killing of anybody?
Oh! Sorry! I forgot! I'm Christian, British, white Anglo-Saxon/Norman, male
and therefore must be a suspect! Worse than that, over the last twenty-four
hours it has become painfully obvious that I have no rights at all - the
laws of my country aren't supposed to protect me but supposed to protect all
who aren't me or like me!
Apparently I can be imprisoned, without charge and for an indefinite length
of time, for posting this. Like I give a toss!
So, exactly how free is Britain today? I've already been held for over
fourteen hours without access to a solicitor because I refused to accept a
caution. Great, isn't it, to live in a free country? Obviously, I'm not
allowed to criticise anyone who holds a different opinion or religious bias
from my own but, and much more importantly, I'm not allowed to criticise any
viewpoint which conforms to the islamically accepted norm.
This is not the end - it just the beginning.
Is this as he states Just the Beginning, or the beginning of the end? All this has come about because of the soft tyranny implicit in any anti discrimination laws. When you make such a law however well intended, you have to define discrimination and discrimination is always in the eye of the beholder.
If any of the readers would like to give this gentleman any support moral or otherwise feel free to e-mail him at his e-mail address in the first posting