Has anyone ever asked where were you when such n such happened? Where were you when Princes Diana was killed, where were you when John Lennon was shot? Where were you when the twin towers came down? I’ll add another, where were you when democracy in the USA was challenged by Trump thugs. 6th January 2021 (I was in bed).
Perhaps not so strangely I couldn’t get to sleep (this past 6 months has been a personally challenging year for me with a broken shoulder so sleep is just one of the things I’ve had very little of). But what I saw when I switched on the TV the capital building being stormed by what on the face of it appeared to include some “normal” people was CRAZY. At a time when the world is threatened with so many things, pandemic, climate change etc. these actions played right into the hands of the other global threat CHINA!
Now I’ve mentioned this before but after 10 years in the US (I’m so glad I’m not there anymore, and I’m sure there are some there that are glad I’m not too), I spent a short time with the police and that just about made my mind up for me, there is no equality in the USA, racism is rife, injustice prevails and as the country that is supposed to be the model for a democracy forget it.
I admit that when Trump ran for office I was persuaded by what I now recognize as misinformation (fake news) to support him. Hilary Clinton was considered the person chosen by the New World Order to start the 3rd world war. In the North of England a trump is also referred to as a small fart. There’s certainly something smelly about all of this.
BEWARE OF THE HALF TRUTH, YOU MAY HAVE GOTTEN THE WRONG HALF.
When it comes to the so called special relationship between the UK/US it is certainly one sided. During WW2 the UK was supported by the so called lend lease. The US supplied the UK with much needed supplies to fight the German’s but it came at an enormous cost. The US at one stage wanted British protected islands in return for the deal, we of course refused so in the end the UK agreed to repay in cash. After the war it was repaid in cash and the UK finally repaid the loan in the 60s. So what did the US do with this money, most went into the Marshal plan giving Germany and Japan huge economic support to rebuild their industries. So that left the UK with badly war damaged industries such as shipbuilding to compete against the losers. We should maybe have sat back and let Hitler take over the world.
There was always an agenda by the USA to reduce the strength of the British Empire, they wanted to become the world number 1 power, which they did and what a mess they made of it. Unnecessary wars, capitalism before people and the effects are still felt today. As someone who worked in the US for 10 years I’ve seen the effects from both sides. America thinks its achieved what it wanted ‘world domination’ but look out ‘guy’s China is showing a growing influence with their particular brand of communism.
I’d really like people to do their own research to connect the dots. Don’t take my word for it, fact check.
PEACE AND LOVE
Trust a small word that affects us all. Who can we really trust? Here’s my view I’d be interested to know yours.
- Blood relatives (this doesn’t include step children most of mine have proved very disappointing).Strangely enough their children 9(my many step grandchildren have been an inspiration)
- Doctors sorry definitely not always get a second opinion especially in the USA where most doctors care more about $s than patients.
- Lawyers again never in the USA I could relate many stories of lawyers there costing me $000s for unnecessary meeting and letters. $500 an hour!!!
- Spiritual Leaders.We choose to believe what we want happen to believe I to believe, in the teachings of the Buddha, he never wanted to be regarded as a god but wanted to help us all achieve “The Middle Path”. Indeed many religions also believe in the teaching of this “man”.
- Friends. Yes this s a hard one, I’ve friends who I would trust with my life, others who have stolen from me while I trusted them…
There are many scams going on at the moment trying to get your personal details, beware, there’s no such thing as a free lunch (unless you happen to be a particular friend I’ve asked several times).
I strongly suggest reading part 1 before part 2 as I have changed my views since writing it. Many things have happened recently and its become clear to me that its essential to check facts before spreading what may be ‘fake news’. After I had a fall and broke my shoulder I’ve been unable to use my right hand, this made me more aware of those who suffer even more disabilities with their every day life.
One of the other effects was being prescribed a medication which gave me vivid dreams and woke me at all hours. This made me reflect on part 1 and hence the need for part 2. Today on the BBC (which I watch daily) I saw that women leaders have handled the Covid 19 crisis better than men. This doesn’t surprise me at all, I’ve always believed women make better politicians than us men, with one or two exceptions they have more empathy and a nurturing instinct.
I make no secret that I try hard to be a Buddhist, this in my opinion is not a religion but a way of life, to follow the middle path. Buddha himself never asked to be worshiped he was a teacher, we can all become Buddha’s as I was once advised. Guru’s too are teachers they shouldn’t be treated like god’s and maybe there should be more women Guru’s (I have one or two that I would nominate). I feel that god or whatever higher power you believe in is inside ourselves, no reason to blame any outside interference. Religion has and still is a dividing factor in our world. People who declare themselves as devout in whatever religion they practice many times turn out to be charlatans. Practice what you preach I say and if you want peace and love, then live it.
Enough said by me, what do you think?
I’ve always supported free speech, away from censorship…. but people are using free speech to spread hate and disharmony. ALL lives matter, human animal and even vegetable all lives matter.
Our history good and bad is recorded in statues all statues matter good and bad. Its only through history that we learn our mistakes and we have all made mistakes “let he who is without sin cast the first stone”
As “WANABE” Buddhist I value all life and yes I value free speech as my blog www.crazybritblog.com should demonstrate (couldn’t miss the opportunity of a free ad).
But seriously, these ‘protests’ are so divisive they are going to backlash and that will only cause more pain and troubles for our world. WE/YOU have far more important issues to address than whether a particular statue offends you. IF it does ignore it! IF what people write ignore it! But IF you care check what you post, and as HH the Dalai Llama would probably say be happy.
I’m sure when we encounter what we believe is injustice whether it affects just ourselves or others most people would want to do something about it. I say most people because there are certainly those who’d rather bury their heads in the sand and believe the bad stuff will go away. I happened to have been brought up in an environment and with parents (in particular my dad Jack Chalkley) who fought for and felt strongly about the fight between right and wrong. He taught me the poem IF by Rudyard Kipling (enough said).
My Dad was a shipyard worker (a boilermaker) eventually he became leader of the boiler makers union in Cammell Laird (Birkenhead) just over the water from Liverpool and his big brother Albert (Bert Chalkley) rose the the height as General Secretary of the union based in Newcastle.
Now some people may not agree with unions, but believe me there was a time when even more than now they were needed. When we consider what has happened since the days of Margaret Thatcher (the Iron Lady)and her “union bashing” security in your job has gotten far worse with no contracts etc. (I happen to admire Maggie Thatcher so this isn’t an attack on her). Those who don’t recall may counter, well yes but the unions got out of control and to some degree I would agree, they became infiltrated by communist agitators trying to create unnecessary conflict where peaceful negotiation would have sufficed. But surely we need to guard against the pendulum swinging too far in the wrong direction. In a perfect world communism with a touch of capitalism would be a dream society (everyone being looked after whilst the entrepreneur was able to flourish), but unfortunately we aren’t in a perfect world.
Today big corporations rule what happens, profits before people, and the more money you have the more you continue to make its what I call “exponential growth”. And that’s when in the wrong hands this wealth and power can become a threat to us all, whether that be through the many conspiracy theories that surround people (like Bill Gates, the Rothschild’s,etc) or some lesser know but equally powerful multinational in the health field (sometimes referred to as Big Pharm). Indeed when it comes to our to to our families health (and safety) this is an area where most of us are our most vulnerable, we do everything in our power to make sure our family is safe. But Big Pharm is a double edged sword , why? Because in some cases for example some of what they do has saved millions of lives with vaccines fighting all measure of illnesses measles for example. But Big Pharm doesn’t just encompass vaccines and that’s where I can use my own experience to unmask what I believe to be the biggest scam and cost to health authorities and patients around the world by a company I have intimate knowledge of because I have one of their devices inside my body, and the name of that company and the evidence I’ve gathered is……..sorry you’ll have to wait for part 2, there’s more evidence to come.
What does race mean? The colour of our skin? Where we come from? Or is it something else?
Questions are being raised and protests have broken out at the latest killing of a black man. I’m certainly no racist a black man (Rodney Brown) saved my life on Lake Dallas way back while my white stepson watched on amused. I was drowning in the middle of the lake having gone overboard ahead of some School students. I was with thinking I’d check it was OK to swim after the captain of the boat said it was. It wasn’t I quickly got drawn under by the current and unfortunately the kids didn’t wait they jumped in too. It was mayhem, the crew panicked I was moving further away from the boat Rodney took control he threw the life belt hundreds of feet and I can recall that I was quickly going under when that ring fell in front of me. Thank you Rodney!
I’ve friends of many race and colour we are all the same we all bleed red. Unfortunately racism is worldwide, in the US in particular because of its history of slavery its ingrained into the fabric of many people there, but we should remember slavery has been around for thousands of years in all its forms. I’ve seen racism myself as a retired volunteer cop in Fort Worth. Officers there (of all races) were following orders when they did what they were told, but isn’t that what the Natzi’s said when they did what they did to all of those millions of human beings in the second world war?
Russia America China Extends racism into a whole different level. Three superpowers challenging for world supremacy, they do it by subterfuge, people are suffering in all three countries simply so their politicians can gain power. Racism creates hate, hate for each other a continual struggle to gain the upper hand. Racism is global and we the human race need to understand we’re on this planet together. We have far more important things to concern ourselves with instead of the hate that some people exploit for their own ends.
Climate change, Pandemics the list goes on and on. United we stand Divided we fall, but we seem incapable of understanding that. We humans are supposed to be the intelligent species on our Earth but IF we don’t put our differences aside we’ll be removed by nature itself, the Earth of course will continue with or without the human race.
Blind justice is a legal concept regarding the neutrality of the dispensing of justice, but should justice be blind?
I’ve experienced many interactions with the justice system in the USA the UK and Malta in most cases I’ve won my cause. As an ex volunteer cop and believer in fairness for all, I’ve been involved in cases against some very large companies and even when I haven’t ‘won’ the cost to one very large US company was in hundreds of thousands on dollars, and it cost me nothing apart from my time.
AT&T yes I won a case against them charging me for roaming charges when in the UK but the biggest case was when I went to the E.O.C (Equal Opportunities Commission) in a case I took against Nordstrom, one of the USA’s largest luxury department stores. The case went on for months, the FED agreed to support my case, however through some manipulation (which to this day I’ve never found out how) they got sidelined so I continued to pursue the case on my own. The reason why I was so incensed was that in the US if you suspect and don’t report child abuse you could face criminal charges and this is exactly what happened here. I had so much information that the Federal investigator said we had to narrow down some of the charges so we went with Discrimination. Once in the UK also in a previous job, I had to represent my company alone as our company in house solicitor was away. I won that case and recall the judge saying if the defendant refused to follow the contract he could be jailed wow rough justice maybe but it was well deserved.
Now this is not about blowing my own trumpet but I’m currently involved in a few skirmishes here in Gozo. I won’t bore you with all the details but one in particular involves one of the worlds largest manufacturers of Pacemakers. This company has flouted the rules around the world and I was the unfortunate recipient of one of their pacemakers which has since been removed (cut out) and replaced with another manufacturers device. I won’t name the company YET, however if they refuse to do the right thing then my campaign will continue.
This isn’t about just me its about all of us, we rely on the justice system to do the right thing, lawyers can be very tricky and I know from my US case the attorney (Kim) contacted me outside of the legal system, and being quite naive I gave her enough ammunition to save the company she was representing from being charged with a felony and that could have sent someone to prison. Clearly their chairman didn’t want that to happen and $000s were invested in the case.
Sometimes we have to keep an eye on what is really going on, as the saying goes “In the world of the blind the one eyed man is king”. Justice in all its shape and forms is essential for us all, it maintains our freedom. Now I was warned that if I published anything about this that I could be taken to court myself (but hey what can they do I’ve no money, I’m too old to be put in prison) and frankly my dear “I don’t give a damn”. Those of us that are in a position to speak out about injustice need to have our voices heard. And we need to make sure that this world is a better place for our children because “Children are our future”
Not so long ago I was in a fancy restaurant in Malta and asked for some water, I was asked what kind and was shown a list! I chose a rather expensive bottle and was amused to find that it came from a village that I’d been visiting in the UK with the intention of buying a house. While I was looking around the village I noticed a spring of running water by the roadside and someone was filling containers with the free water from the spring. That was the very same water that the restaurant was selling for 3 euros a bottle. At the time I gave it little thought people selling something that you can get for free. Well if that isn’t good marketing what is? Water as it happens in one of the few things we need to survive along with the air we breath. Both are free (at the moment).
The power to convince people/manipulate or whatever you want to call it has been with us since the beginning of time, whether that be control of the masses or in this case finding an opportunity to just make money. Water will undoubtedly become more valuable than oil and in many places its already more expensive than a glass of the cheap house wine. So whats this all about.
The point is we used to be allowed to walk freely outside, breath in the air and enjoy our surroundings, but with this invention of “The virus” that’s been taken away from us. Religion! A Roman emperor once considered he needed a way to maintain order in his empire he came up with the new testament and picked (edited) the various parts he wanted to be published. The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls demonstrated that there were many contradictions that we choose to ignore. This I guess is an example of one man having too much power of the rest of us.
How does this translate to our current situation? Viruses are free, bacteria is free. When I was a kid I played in the dirt, I drank water from a tap (or faucet as they say in some parts of the world) we gained a natural immunity. Now we are being told of the dangers of even going outside (and at the present time that’s quite true). Go outside without the proper authority and precautions and you can be fined, arrested or even shot! The world has gone mad, but it all boils down to Public Relations (controlling what we think). This is for everyone to consider, do we chose freedom or whatever the alternative is?
This by no means negates the fact that this virus can kill us, we have the proof of that from the “statistics”, but when all of this ‘panic’ is over I for one want to see a better world, equality, freedom and happiness.
Peace and Love
I think I should keep this brief, people are scared and there is much misinformation out there. Bill Gates is branded as the man to blame, yet on the face of it he seems to be a nice guy wanting to use his riches to help the world. WHAT DO YOU THINK?
I’ve been busy on Facebook trying to unearth some of the facts (and remove the fiction), it’s a tough call. Whether B.G is indeed trying to create a 1 world government with his immense influence in China, WHO (The World Health Organisation) and many other philanthropic causes is for every one of us to make our own decision.
As I’ve said before there’s nothing to fear but fear itself (author unknown) but for many these are truly fearful times. So maybe its best to just suggest we all smile try to stay happy BUT IF you want to do your own research get going take care Peace and Love
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