European Elections – Vote: Justine McGuinness (and) The Lib Dems.


 

Vote for change: get us all (some way) out of the horrors – currently – in our primitive and ‘The Infantile Situation’ GB – UK. See, Google or the blog entries below – ‘The Origin And Function Of Culture’ Geza Roheim (and) ‘Important Civilizations’ Bertrand Russell.

Don’t make it far worse with a very silly and self-centered protest vote or no vote at all.

Map: England council elections 2009 – Vote: Lib Dem

Use this map to follow BBC coverage of the run up to June’s English council elections.

 
‘Whenever you kill a human being you are killing a source of thought too. A human being is a collection of ideas, and these ideas take moral precedence over a society. Ideas are patterns of value.’ Robert T. Pirsig. And, ‘When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kind of dogmas or goals, it’s always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.’

 

We all want (liberal) "revolutionary democracy". ‘It 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. Note: (because of this – within the present very unpredictable and ‘infantile situation’ GB). The principal job of any government, including the present weak and ineffective one; shown up by it’s results and in the increase in popularity of the minor parties – with the particular extreme one – such as the BNP: the majority of its citizens’ is to prevent it falling into the wrong hands’! BNP leader Nick Griffin has been pelted with eggs and forced to abandon a press conference outside Parliament. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8091605.stm Pull your fingers out, whomsoever is in government! “People who are hungry, people who are out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.” Barack Obama. Philosophy: 100 million or more (infantile) deaths http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!2400.entry Man the Killer. Educational failure of the UK – The Nation blinded by Educational Religiosity – a nation without philosophy is well within the ‘infantile situation GB’. Religion and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8121131.stm Five people have been arrested and another eight taken into custody during an Armed Forces Day event in Glasgow. One person was injured in George Street where sectarian songs and chants were sung, as a service was conducted in nearby George Square. Killing is fun – Until man consciously, regards himself as one species, strife and war will continue. Notes of Dad’s, ‘They seek in peace the joys, their generation (or whoever has ‘missed out’) missed in war’ CND.

"Philosophy is the childhood of the intellect, and a culture that tries to skip it will never grow up." Thomas Nagel .

Who has got the responsibility? "I was reminded of something Justice Louis Brandeis once said: that in a democracy, the most important office is the office of citizen. Barack Obama ‘The Audacity Of Hope’. 

 
 
Religion and Morality
 
      First, faith made otherwise decent people commit acts of unspeakable horror, showing how ordinary and everyday feelings of human kindness, and revulsion at cruelty, can be, and have been, overruled by religious belief (and dogma, secular enthusiasms, or any other, religio/political enthusiasms) 
      Secondly, it exposes as utterly hollow the claim that religion sets an absolute and unchanging foundation for morality. 
Some maintain that their Man God had something new to say. Consider therefore this extract from the writings of China-man Mo Ti who lived in the Fourth Century B.C. 
    "The mutual attacks of state on state, the mutual usurpation’s of family on family, the mutual robberies of man on man, the want of kindness on the part of the sovereign and of loyalty on the part of the minister, the want of tenderness and filial duty between father and son, these, and such as these, are the things injurious to the empire. All has arisen from want of mutual love. If but that one virtue could be made universal; the Prince loving one another would have no battlefield; the Chiefs of Families would attempt no usurpation’s; men would commit no robberies; rulers and ministers would be gracious and loyal; fathers and sons would be kind and filial; brothers would be harmonious and easily reconciled. Men in general loving one another; the strong would not make pray of the weak; the many would not plunder the few, the rich would not insult the poor; the noble would not be insolent to the mean, and the deceitful would not impose on the simple." I find this message more inspiring than the unproved promises of immortality and hell fire. The two largest religions, appear to me, to be: carrot and stick religions. Perhaps all are, I am not a donkey, some of the time: so I don’t respond. Ref, Doctor murdered http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8076253.stm ‘Identity and Violence: The Violence of Illusion’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym12o1i2Mak
 
 
libdemsRT @willhowells *puts on nose peg* Polly Toynbee says vote Lib Dem in the Euro elections: http://tinyurl.com/nfotvz *takes nose peg off*

About luckyme0

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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