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I Don’t Believe It…

Posted on: 28 October 2009

A  few rants on silly things and then a rant on something rather more serious.

Driving home from work yesterday I was dazzled.   No, not the glare of the low hanging autum sun (the clocks had gone back, it was now dark, more of which later)  but  the tree on the big roundabout near my home was adorned with sparkly Christmas lights.   For goodness sake, it’s still October!   There should be laws and I hasten to add I am not a partypooper:

  1. Christmas decorations do not get put up until December
  2. Christmas music/jingles do not get aired on radio or in stores until December
  3. Peace And Goodwill To All Men.   A  philosophy that should be practised every day of the year.  Like a dog, it’s not just for Christmas   (sorry, think this should have been No.1)
  4. … and any others I’ve forgotten and you’d care to add!

Secondly, it’s half-term week!   I’ve had to go out early every morning this week – my journey has taken half the time, or sometimes even less than that.   There should be laws:

  1. All schools adopt the school bus system
  2. If you live in walking distance of your child’s school, walk them there, please 
  3. … and any others I’ve not thought of and you’d care to add!

Thirdly, the clocks went back an hour- argh!    My body-clock didn’t go back quite as easily as the millions of clocks in the house.   At work my body-clock tells me it’s time to go home;  the office clock tells another story.    There should be laws: 

  1. No one should have to get up until they are wide awake (i.e. me)
  2. No one should have to get up until the room is filled with natural light (i.e. me)
  3. On a day with no sunlight *stay in bed/stay at home/eat hot buttered crumpets and squaff lotsa hot chocolate/watch mindless tv/read trashy mags/read a book/have a long hot soak (*delete as appropriate)
  4. No one should have to go to work in the dark (i.e. me)
  5. No one should have to come home in the dark (i.e. me)
  6. … and any other reasons not to go work that you’d care to add!

Here’s the last of the silly rants – John and Edward are still in.  Unbelievable!   They purportedly collected the highest number of votes!   There should be laws (or a change of rules):

  1. The judges (i.e.  Louis Walsh) should pass a test of compos mentis
  2. The acts should be solely judged on their singing talent, not comic value, otherwise we may as well vote for a pair of chimps.  Oh the voting British public did
  3. We should vote for the act we want to leave
  4. Someone on the x~factor should learn to count
  5. … and any others new rules you’d care to add – including one I’m tempted to do – switch off!


Auntie (for non-Brits the BBC) gave Nick Griffin free airtime, free publicity and freedom of bigotted racist speech.   The man came across as an utter imbecile, laughing idiotically throughout the whole show; good grief it was serious man!    Bonnie Greer wanted to slap him – read what she has to say here and also the views of his own mother-in-law.  

The voting British public not only vote for a pair of untalented chimps on a show that is the launchpad of a glittering career for people with genuine talent like Leone Lewis and Alexandra Burke,  but now a higher number of the voting British public are seriously considering voting for this bumbling fascist chump and his cronies.    They are dangerous.   In Europe Anti-Semitism did not lie dormant since the end of the Holocaust, it  lie close to the surface and is now fermenting and bubbling away about to erupt.   It is the same for all elements of racism today… the Jews are not the only ones who are hated and reviled and attacked and are not the only ones who should be alarmed. 

Today the world is a smaller place – we travel widely – we live in a multi-cultural society – information is at our fingertips at the press of a button – BNP policy smacks of Ayranism – if your face don’t fit.   I don’t want to think what these people may be capable of.   Let’s think about it;  the likes of Leone and Alexandra wouldn’t be given those same opportunities, assuming they were allowed to stay in this country along with anyone whose skin colour is not white, eye colour blue and not of whatever faith they deem fit is acceptable.     

On Thursday, Channel 4 @ 10.00pm watch a programme called The Event: How Racist Are You?   I am sure it will be an eye opener  to many people and a warning not to be taken lightly.   I have said it before, I will say it again – I am afraid, very afraid. 


16 Responses to "I Don’t Believe It…"

Your getting out of bed rules work for me too. 🙂

Very hot today and humid, rained a wee bit, but no cool weather for awhile.

Doing good, have my massage appt this Friday, I’ll be a new man.

Diane got her veneer fixed yesterday, no charge.

Love ya

brian, thanks for the latest bulletin

In the 70s I marched against the predecessors of these fascists. It was us the police protecting them hated. I just don’t get it.

As for Griffin saying he isn’t a Nazi – does he relaly think we’ll believe it if he says it enough?

Can’t wait till the law changes and he has to accept members from all communities and races. Probably no one will want to join, but there could be a concerted effort to undermine the party altogether by flooding it with non-WASP members.

val, i’ve also done my fair share of peaceful protests where the police have been a barrier between us and people protesting our protest and then giving them a voice

it will be interesting when they change their constitution; one would think no ethnic minority would wish to join, but even ethnic minorities can be racist bigots against anyone who’s not like them. however, it could be a way to infiltrate and to ‘know your enemy’

Have no idea what the last bit was about, but for the most part I agree w/ your ideas at the beginning of the post. As you guys know, I prefer Standard Time to Daylight Savings Time, dark to light, rain to sun. ;p

jojo, the last part would probably be the equivalent to CNN giving the KKK a platform

1. No one should have to get up until they are wide awake (i.e. me)
2. No one should have to get up until the room is filled with natural light (i.e. me)
3. On a day with no sunlight *stay in bed/stay at home/eat hot buttered crumpets and squaff lotsa hot chocolate/watch mindless tv/read trashy mags/read a book/have a long hot soak (*delete as appropriate)
4. No one should have to go to work in the dark (i.e. me)
5. No one should have to come home in the dark (i.e. me)
6. … and any other reasons not to go work that you’d care to add!

Couldn’t agree more with all of those! Been saying that for years, but nobody’s listeing. 😦

tamara – aha, but now i have solved part of the problem. part two in my next post 🙂

Racism begins with our families, parents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, grandparents, people we admire, respect and love.

However, as we grow and mature we come to the realization that what we were told by our family when we were children were slanted lies base on their prejudices. We realize that most people are like ourselves and not so different and want the same things, like a home, steady work, a Medicare plan and schools for our children (if you travel you will see this). We realize that most people are of good hearts and goodwill.

This reminds me of a parable from the good book where a Levite and Priest come upon a man who fell among thieves and they both individually passed by and didn’t stop to help him.

Finally a man of another race came by, he got down from his beast, decided not to be compassionate by proxy and got down with the injured man, administered first aid, and helped the man in need.

Jesus ended up saying, this was the good man, this was the great man, because he had the capacity to project the “I” into the “thou,” and to be concerned about his fellow man.

You see, the Levite and the Priest were afraid, they asked themselves, “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?”

But then the Good Samaritan came by. And he reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”

That’s the question before us. The question is not, “If I stop to help our fellow man (immigrant) in need, what will happen to me?” The question is, “If I do not stop to help our fellow man, what will happen to him or her?” That’s the question.

This current climate of blaming others for our woes is not new. We have had this before and we have conquered it.

Remember “Evil flourishes when good men (and women) do nothing”. Raise your voices with those of us who believe we are equal and we can win this battle again.

Paul, wise words – i assume you are a practising christian… i am a practising jew and we both share the same basic tenet to love our neighbour and not to do unto others that we would not wish done to ourselves

children over the world are taught hatred and prejudice at home and in school; people are too quick to judge; people are ignorant – if they don’t understand then they think it’s bad and they become entrenched in their bigotry

i don’t share everyone’s view on immigration – some countries opened their doors (albeit with quotas) to dispersed jews – they worked hard and never forgot. The indians who came here worked hard… many come and are grateful for the chance to make something of their lives, and why shouldn’t they. Good luck to them. Today there are refugees who genuinely need our help. True some milk the system, but then using Mr Griffin’s word about the locals, so do some of the ‘indigenous’ of this country

The world is big enough for everyone to live in peace and harmony – its a shame that humanity isn’t big enough to live up to it

I totally agree with you on all your rants! Especially the ones out daylight, or lack of it. 🙂

akelamalu – as I said to tamara, wait for the next post and how to solve part of the problem

Hi Ann,
I’m glad you found me! Please forgive that I didn’t email folks this time about a blog, out of embarrassment at my lack of blogging. (I’ve since blogged a lot recently!!

As for Christmas music in October, I completely agree with you! I was shopping yesterday and was startled to hear it playing. I wish they’d wait until after Thanksgiving for such. I’m enjoying autumn… Many nonJewish friends agree with me, too. They want something special about their season, not the early commercialization of it!

gel – thanks for coming by – your blog is beautiful

erm… funny thing is my work colleague said the lights on that tree have always been there – I’m not sure – one of us must be crazy, unless i never noticed because it’s the first time i passed it in the dark… doh!

Hello Ann
Can’t believe people are already putiing up Christmas decorations.
Radio stations and stores here actually start playing Christmas music before Thanksgiving and it’s much too early.
It driives my hubby crazy …me too!

Thanks for your sharing Ann!
Always a pleasure to come by here:)

hi margie, always a pleasure to welcome you

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