Everyday there’s someone asking
what is there to do?
Should I love or should I fight
is it all the same to you?
No I say I have the answer
proven to be true,
But if I were to share it with you,
you would stand to gain
and I to lose.
Oh I couldn’t bear it
so I’ve got nothing to say.
Nothing to say.
Every morning pressure forming
all around my eyes.
Ceilings crash, the walls collapse,
broken by the lies
that your misfortune brought upon us
and I won’t disguise them.
So don’t ask me will I explain
I won’t even begin to tell you why.
No, just because I have a name
well I’ve got nothing to say.
Nothing to say.
Climb a tower of freedom,
paint your own deceiving sign.
It’s not my power
to criticize or to ask you to be blind
To your own pressing problem
and the hate you must unwind.
So ask of me no answer
there is none that I could give
you wouldn’t find.
I went your way ten years ago
and I’ve got nothing to say.
Nothing to say.
http://cabalamat.wordpress.com/2008/07/03/superstition-schools-teach-superstition/ What do children and young adults require (everyone today) : Quality! "Laws of nature are human inventions, like ghosts. Laws of logic, of mathematics are also human inventions, like ghosts. The whole blessed thing is a human invention, including the idea that isn’t a human invention. The world has no existence whatsoever outside the human imagination…" ‘Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance’ Robert M. Pirsig. And, "Days have become phantasmal and incoherent, except in terms of Quality!" http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!1249.entry
Your Freedom – Take Action on compulsory collective worship in schools!
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has called for ideas of ‘bad laws’ which restrict freedoms. The government want to hear about laws which should be repealed or offences which should be scrapped. We think that they should scrap the law that says that all schools must hold an act of (broadly Christian) collective worship every day because:
• It forces young people to pray or worship in other ways, regardless of their personal beliefs
• It does not respect children’s and young people’s rights to freedom of religion or belief
• It does not recognise the plurality of beliefs in the UK
• The system whereby you can opt your child out of religious worship is deeply flawed in theory and practice
• Under 16s can’t opt-themselves out without their parents’ permission
• Inclusive assemblies are a better alternative and contribute more to well being and development.
When the idea to scrap worship was posted on the government website, it became the most popular suggestion within an hour. Help to keep that momentum going!
Take Action Now! You can:
1) Find out more about why collective worship should be scrapped.
2) Tell Nick Clegg that it is a ‘bad law’ which needs to go by resubmitting it as an idea.
"Teaching is a vocation and not a profession. The child was not invented for educational systems (tests – brainwashing), but educational systems invented for the child. If you would encourage the pupil to increased growth by your knowledge, you must both love it and know it well, and your pupils will love both the knowledge and yourself, and you will benefit them. But if you yourself do not love it, then, no matter by what means you force them to learn, your knowledge will have no educative influence at all." Tolstoy ‘Education and Culture’.
"Relics of some of the first stirrings of modern life may have been uncovered. Scientists report in the journal Nature the discovery of centimetre-sized fossils they suggest are the earliest known examples of multicellular life." http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/science_and_environment/10471599.stm
‘Bookclub’ Radio4 – Imagination (Letters to Baker Street) – Disgraceful Manipulation of Children by Adults (child soldiers), and more…, James Naughtie and readers talk to the Swedish thriller writer Henning Mankell about his novel Sidetracked, featuring his detective Kurt Wallander. Henning Mankell’s character is now in the pantheon of fictional detectives. Like Conan Doyle before him, Mankell receives letters from readers addressed to Kurt Wallander. They think he’s real because he’s like us. He’s a detective who suffers angst about the way the world is changing, readers witness his depressions and his difficult relationships with women. Mankell calls it the ‘diabetes syndrome’. Can you imagine, he says, James Bond stopping mid-action for a shot of insulin? Mankell was already a well known writer in Sweden before he found worldwide fame with Wallander. He created Wallander to write about the changes in Swedish society. Always known for its generous welfare state and its tolerance, Mankell was dismayed to see a certain xenophobia developing with race crimes against immigrants in the early nineties. For him, the best way to explore this issue was within a crime story, and so he needed a detective to solve the mystery. Recorded with a group of twenty-five readers in the studio, Bookclub with Henning Mankell is a lively and entertaining discussion that belies any stereotype of Swedish moroseness – with a writer considering his best known creation. James Naughtie chairs the programme. August’s Bookclub choice : ‘What I Loved’ by Siri Hustvedt. Producer : Dymphna Flynn. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00swkc3
How’s that, or – ‘howzat’: a galaxy seen at 11.5 billion years old (universe is only 14.5 billion years old) "Europe’s Herschel space telescope has spied a far-distant galaxy with the aid of a cosmic "zoom lens"." http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/science_and_environment/10481197.stm And, "The picture is the first full-sky image from Europe’s Planck telescope which was sent into space last year to survey the "oldest light" in the cosmos." http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/science_and_environment/10501154.stm
"The Royal Society, the world’s oldest science academy, is using its 350th birthday to explore ways of engaging public interest in complex science by using art." http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/science_and_environment/10496296.stm
People Power – "Gavin Esler is joined by the social psychologist, Dr Aleks Krotoski, and Clay Shirky, writer and consultant on the social and economic impact of internet technologies." http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/8776218.stm Newsnight Slavoj Žižek http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavoj_%C5%BDi%C5%BEek "Žižek is a strong atheist. He supports the demolition of religion and said "Churches should be turned into grain silos or palaces of culture." However, this may also be taken as an example of his customary humour. He also said his views verge on Maoist lines. He believes the universalist aspect of Christianity should be
Christian Aid – Trace The Tax http://action.christianaid.org.uk/index.php/blog/?utm_source=ekklesia&utm_medium=46860banner&utm_campaign=tracethetax "Did you know that for every US$10 given in aid to developing countries, US$15 slips out through tax dodging? Right now – tax dodging is the single biggest barrier to ending poverty in the developing world. That’s why Christian Aid has launched a campaign for international tax transparency – so developing countries can identify where tax dodging is taking place and take action to stop it. We’re asking members of the public, politicians, multinational companies and accountancy firms to support our campaign and help shape a better future for millions of people around the world." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Egalitarianism Christian Egalitarianism – For, "Muslims believed that gold and silver must circulate, and this circulation, called rawaj, was a social and religious duty. Hoarding gold and silver was forbidden by the Qur’an: “Those who store up gold and silver and do not spend them in the way of God, tell them of a painful chastisement!” The cosmographer al-Qawini, writing only a decade or so after the minting of the first florin, says: "Gold is the noblest of the blessings of Almighty God upon his servants, for it is the foundation of the affairs of this world and brings order to the affairs of mankind…. With silver and gold coins, everything can be bought and sold. They must circulate, unlike other forms of wealth, for it is not desirable for anyone to accumulate silver and gold…. Anyone who stores them up destroys the wisdom created by God, just as if one imprisoned the qadi of a town and prevented him from carrying out his duties toward the people.”
‘Living in the End Times’ – I think that it’s going to feel good, cosmologicaly perfect for everyone – like Karl Marx. http://versouk.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/paul-mason-introduces-slavoj-zizek-for-bbc-newsnight/
"A trouble-shooting chief executive brought in by a cash-strapped hospital is costing a staggering £2,557 per day – more than a nurse earns in a month" Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1298337/Fury-Bentley-driving-NHS-consultant-earning-2-557-A-DAY–nurse-earns-month.html#ixzz0v0KB7FN1 "Derek Smith was paid £248,041 for just 97 days work with the Dorset County Hospital NHS Trust in Dorchester."
"But now comes the writer with a theology or a political theory, in terms of which these vague feelings can be rationalized. The energy developed by the prevailing passions of the masses is given a direction and at the same time strengthened and made continuous. Sporadic outbursts are converted by the rationalization into purposive and unremitting activity." England’s (Europe’s – the world’s) Unhappy Children. Poverty Gap Gets Worse http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!1882.entry
Before the last Ice Age and before that Ice Age, so on…, ‘Pioneer Man’ kept on retreating in Britain – Chris Stringer BBC Radio 4 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/science_and_environment/10531419.stm "Researchers have discovered stone tools in Norfolk, UK, that suggest that early humans arrived in Britain nearly a million years ago – or even earlier." Evolution Fish to Man – Man’s Debt to the Past http://cid-a18bf3fcc5e126a2.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Daddys%20Space%20The%20Gutter%20Or%20The%20Stars%20-%20Journal%20^0%20Book/Evolution%20Fish%20to%20Man%20Man^4s%20Debt%20To%20The%20Past.docx