We would be much more use in Africa (or many other parts of the world) – save more peoples lives, educate more people and so on…, but we are not even their, for our old kith and kin!
What we should be doing; other than promoting ‘peace, love, and fairness, (throughout the world, we are very good at this, and if we were only given ‘half a chance’) is undoing some of the things that most of the ’50 People Who Have Buggered Up Britain’ – have done, and adding a few other people, and the things that they have done, so appallingly, to our country in the past!
With all the money wasted (the costs of war and lives, on all sides, and so on…) on our armed forces and those ancillary industries – we could have rebuilt and improved most of our modern infrastructure (tackled global warming) and everyone would be on full employment (according to any individual preferences). What a mess awaits us now and in the future for the next generation, who will have to live in "Primitive Britain"! Maybe, without a house – the first act of civilization (the other two being the manufacture of tools and the making of fire). The government, being incompetent, can’t even supply or guarantee this or control a massive fraud perpetrated in our ‘money markets’ (unregulated CDS’s) and in our banking system, also with our our pensions – bailing out them – before you. "It is fortunate for the Bankers that we are not in the days of the French Revolution, when the greater mass of people had scythes and pitchforks" – a Bloomberg commentator has just reported!
UK ‘blackouts warning’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7723798.stm
Freud – He considers the dwelling house to be the substitute for the mothers womb, "the first lodging, for which in all likelihood man still longs (esp, ‘first time home buyers’), and in which he was safe and felt at ease" (Anthropology – study of ‘Prehistory and Primitive Man’).
Who was laughing? http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/industrials/article3830383.ece (oil now at $50)
‘Entrenched’ (Islamic) ‘Tribal/Fundamentalism’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7724505.stm
In the ‘childhood of the intellect’ – ‘The Long Childhood’ J.Bronowski http://www.bbcshop.com/History/Ascent-Of-Man-DVD/invt/bbcdvd1608 (possibly, one of the most important DVD/Video’s that anyone could possibly see and understand)
"It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it." – J. Bronowski, The Ascent of Man. Big Brains – 1.4 million years ago http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7721999.stm