Talking about YouTube – G20 Summit Protesters Break Windows at Royal Bank of Scotland


Talking about YouTube – G20 Summit Protesters Break Windows at Royal Bank of Scotland
                              

http://kennedy121.wordpress.com/2009/04/01/breaking-the-bank-g20-protest-in-the-city-pictures/

Out with the old rozza and respected institutions and in with the new – where are they? 

"In general important civilisations start with a rigid and superstitious (religious – irrational – dogmatic) system, gradually relaxed, and leading at a certain stage to a period of brilliant genius, while the good of the old tradition remains and the evil inherent in its dissolution has not yet developed. But as the evil unfolds, it leads to anarchy, thence, inevitably, to a new tyranny, producing a new synthesis, secured by a new system of dogma. The doctrine of liberalism is an attempt to escape from endless oscillation. The essence of liberalism is an attempt to secure a social order not based on irrational dogma, and insuring stability without involving more restraints than are necessary for the preservation of the community, whether this attempt can succeed only the future can determine." B.Russell.
 
 
Dangerous voter apathy and the swings of sentiments to the far left or far right, marked by the present far right wing popularity is causing concern in many States. This may be because of a strong feeling of disconnect that most of us have felt from our governments and that this is felt at all social levels within each society. Also, there is the elected elite/ist problem, and the elitists, being members of some form of exclusive class, or club: a customised form of cronyism, may be taking advantage of this (disconnected) situation, which we all find ourselves in and very uncomfortably living with. 
 
A logical answer is to have on the Ballot Paper, a dissatisfaction vote, such as, a, No Confidence in Government Box. I have just heard on BBC Radio 4 Andrew Rawnsley, about the ‘None Of The Above Option’ (Australia). The ballot paper, could also contain some Sub Boxes under this particular heading. The Sub Boxes, could contain and generally be entitled, "Why, and the Reason…so on…" This could send a message to the long established, over funded, heavily campaign-ed and disconnected elite, to somehow, mend their ways and to become far more inclusive to everyone.
 
(keywords, sentences, phrases – if the government has evolved enough, and now is capable of working more than a simple Home PC) 
The question must be to ask, “Why have we not already had something like this"? A user friendly, attractive and enticing ballot paper to express ourselves on. We spend vasts amount on a quango such as the Electoral Commission, which has pointed out how pathetic the electorate is at election time and no one does anything about it! (Lots of positive things are being tried out by them, but not this) I wonder, if, it is, and by now: far to embarrassing for our political parties and politicians that so few bother to turn out for them. There are long term dangers for all of us in this present situation, as all of our history shows us, with erratic voter swings to the far Left or Right. Mori does not show this up, as yet, just a very deep dissatisfaction with all government and those personalities who are now in government, and also, for some of the distinct reasons (above).
 
If we believe in a healthy, multicultural, diverse and liberal society, which most of us do, this situation will somehow need addressing. The protest vote is a trap and causes an aberration in any true democracy. I feel that the swings to the far right (or left) could be very fast and catch everyone unawares.
 
The jargon for this type of ballot paper is called ‘positive abstention’, if there is a big swing to the Far Right in the May elections maybe this will be considered promptly. The thought of any Far Right Wing Party in power due to the neglect of voter options would be more than a crime. Many have died fighting for our freedom (much freedom has been lost over the last few years, due to the exceptional degree of personal ignorance – in the character’s of present Cabinet Government – British Home Office) and one of the principal jobs of any government and all its citizens, firstly: to prevent any/all power falling into wrong and irresponsible hands. 
 
 
“For nationalism has a traditional and highly elaborate ritual of its own. Revolutionary Democracy can offer nothing to compare with the royal processions, the military parades, the music pregnant with associations, the flags, the innumerable emblems, by means of which patriotic sentiment can be worked up and the real presence of the motherland made manifest to every beholder.” Huxley.
 
Age, also, has something to do with it! Why fifty years of age?
 
"Eventually, my rejection of authority spilled into self self-indulgence and self-destructiveness, and by the time I enrolled in College, I’d begun to see how any challenge to convention harbored within it the possibility of its own excesses and its own orthodoxy". Barack Obama ‘The Audacity of Hope’. 
 
"Then, when they are fifty, those who have come safely through and proved the best at all points in action and in study must be brought at last to the goal. They must lift up the eye of the soul to gaze on that which sheds light on all things; and when they have seen the Good itself, take it as a pattern for the right ordering of the state of the individual, themselves included. You must have seen how youngsters, when they get their first taste of it, treat argument as a form of sport solely for the purpose of contradiction. When someone has proved them wrong, they copy his methods to confute others, delighting like puppies in tugging and tearing at anyone who comes near them. And so, after a long course of proving others wrong and being proved wrong themselves, they rush to the conclusion that all they once believed is false; and the result is that in the eyes of the world they discredit, not themselves only, but the whole business of philosophy. An older man will not share this craze for making sport of contradiction. He will prefer to take for his model the conversation of one who is bent on seeking truth, and his own reasonableness will bring credit on the pursuit". Plato.
 
At present, we all have to ‘put up with’ – ‘an infantile situation’.
The Infantile Situation
‘Becoming human is a process and not some event’
 
   "In every primitive (anthropological anomie/anomy – anomic, bricoleurs or Bricolage – pre-logical) tribe we find the medicine man in the centre of society and it is easy to show that the medicine man (sometimes: a leader, politician, doctor, priest… celebrity or royal, i.e., one who knows what is best for all others) is either a neurotic or a psychotic or at least that his art is based on the same mechanisms as a neurosis or a psychosis. Human groups are actuated by their group ideals, and these are always based on the infantile situation. The infancy situation is modified or inverted by the process of maturation, again modified by the necessary adjustment to reality, yet it is there and supplies those unseen libidinal ties without which no human groups could exist. The medicine men are the leaders in this infantile game and the lightning conductors of common anxiety. They fight the demons so that others can hunt the pray and in general fight reality." (‘fight reality’, as reality (science) could be most unpalatable, to most or some people, depending on culture and education i.e., knowledge of reality, not – myth or theology, superstition…) Geza Roheim ‘The Origin and Function of Culture’. 
   The Archbishop of Birmingham, Vincent Nichols, is to become the new Archbishop of Westminster. It is a post which, perhaps surprisingly, will likely wield considerable influence both inside and outside the Church. Ref, Mothering complex, ‘lady faith’ – ‘protracted helplessness of the newborn’. "Alienating", "ignorant" and "pernicious", ‘arrogance’ and ‘admiration’, of itself (man). Why Pope Benedict maintains anti-condom stance http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7951838.stm Pope Benedict XV1 visits Angola "When God’s word… is neglected, and when God’s law is ridiculed, despised, laughed at, the result can only be destruction and injustice." Isn’t this, utter wickedness? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7967173.stm Or the "perfection of wickedness" in the withholding of sex education information and the freedom that is found, in a modern knowledge based culture; from our young adults http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7992482.stm The incoming Archbishop of Westminster has called on Catholics to oppose proposals to allow ‘pregnancy advisory services’ to advertise on TV and radio. Sir David Attenborough ‘warns on population growth’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7996230.stm
 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7919104.stm Why ‘The Act Of Settlement’ of 1701 should not be altered – unless the other powerful and a very infantile social network is abolished i.e., The Monarchy (firstly, but over 80% wish the Monarchy to remain, so that we are all locked within "the infantile situation") – Thus, diluting the Church of England’s status (liberal) and English Monarchy (mostly – quite liberal and fairly pleasant – socially amenable  – at present) as head of the Church of England, with a Roman Catholic authority (figurehead, who could gain real power, maybe, in some crisis situation) that is a more pervasive and doctrinaire: a much worse and far more rigid form of superstitious system – would be complete and utter, sheer foolishness! Ref, Church Schools and Faith Schools. UK. b) The protracted helplessness of the new born and the consequent uncritical submissiveness to authority, lasting well into aldulthood and sometimes existing into old age! (Whilst we are in the ‘infantile situation’: UK Parliament; Party Politics; Traditions; Monarchy; Church of England; House of Lords; Lawmaking; so on… : falls – well within, an ‘Infantile Situation’ http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/role/customs/traditions.cfm

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My First family, second marriage, bringing up my 18-year-old twins, boy, and girl. I am a third generation Humanist, who has some old handwritten information and notes; collected over many years. Someone may find the articles interesting, or helpful. They could bring back a little ‘reality’, after being ‘shocked’ and ‘brainwashed’, by some malicious group, or institution (REBT Therapy). People should know better, than to do this, to our very young, and the ‘obviously’ vulnerable! Go to easily accessible, non-superstitious knowledge that is not charlatanism! https://charleslizzy.com/2011/08/06/independent-schools-inspectorate-isi-marketing-spirituality-buzzword-or-maybe-even-for-you-to-shiver-at-the-something/ The blog has given me an incentive to order my thoughts, learn, and read up again, after a few non-thinking years of (very silly) imagination and passion. Why not, get your own key to a ‘door’, customise it to suit you, and it can be, all of your very own! Don’t believe, or be led by someone else’s; inherited, stupid, and a very likely (past, and not of today’s) ‘totally preposterous reality’s’. Only some interest in the ‘really big questions’, keeps life above the level of a farce, and very little else! KEEP THINKING! Some of the posts may need some correcting. Interests: REBT Counselling, Atheism, Secularism, Humanism, Psychology, Reading, Popular Science, School Ethos, Philosophy, History, Family, Parenting, Psychology, Horse Riding, Sailing, Rescue Boat Driver, Skiing (Teppichswinger), TV Documentaries, Motorbike Cross Country Riding, Volunteer Sports Stewarding, Writing, Primitive Man, Pre-history, Social Anthropology, British Humanist Association, BHA, Meaning of Life, The Big Questions, Where am I, What am I, Why am I, Hippie Love, Knowledge, Education, Globalisation. Favorite quote: “The world belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.” Carl Sagan, ‘The Demon Haunted World’, ‘Contact’, and other famous books DVD ‘Cosmos’. The warning of another and horrendous, “Age of Superstition”. “Isn’t there something deeply absurd in the presumption that children ought to inherit beliefs from their parents. It can be deeply damaging, even lethally divisive. A ‘them’, with an ‘against us’, mentality” – Professor Richard Dawkins. “The will to believe is stronger than mere reason in the vast majority of people” – Dr J.Brown, Army Psychologist of the 1960′s. Humans will believe in almost anything, in fact, they seek it! Why? “98% of us, trained to be just good consumers, let’s train our children to be the 2% who have their very own creativity and discernment”; quote by a famous surreal artist. “The lack of reason brings forth monsters”. “Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion, nationalism, racism, and other destructive memeplexes. Let us connect everybody they hate it in restrictive regimes”; from the ‘meme learning group’, Richard Brodie’s book, ‘Virus Of The Mind’ (Richard Brodie a designer for ‘Microsoft Word’). Following on, J.Bronowski, and ‘The Ascent Of Man’ TV series, and a book http://www.bbcshop.com/science+nature/the-ascent-of-man/invt/9781849901154/ with the last DVD in this series, ‘The Long Childhood’ being especially revealing. ‘Prehistory’ and the ‘Making of the Human Mind’ by Colin Renfrew, with P.Wilson’s, ‘The Domestication of the Human Species’, and Nigel Spivey’s, TV series and book, ‘How Art Made The World’, offers some further explanations. Latest reading: Jared Diamond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Diamond
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