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A rant that is not a rant

Posted: September 30, 2012 in Blog, nationalism
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My politics are such that I do not like to adhere to one type of government neither left wing or right wing, I do not believe in the all powerful state but I agree that we need a social safety net. I want to remain a sovereign nation free from overseas intervention but I agree we need to have free trade with all nations. I also believe that all nations should be safe from invasion their neighbors and that stability is the key to growth both locally and globally. And I absolutely believe in the freedom of speech regardless of how it may offend, I would rather live in nation of mature people who would respect others opinion rather than banning those who do speak out. We all have a point of view and some may not like it but we must over come hatred with tolerance not prohibition as I believe this just breeds more discontent, it is time we understand the real meaning of Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me and grow up as a species.

My Current stance on the world is such that I feel the need to write this blog in a way that comes across as sometimes biased and hostile but the truth is I am neither, I do think that western world has begun to move back to its imperialistic roots and is far to keen on big central planning and are hostile to any nations who think otherwise. The western nations believe that they are at the peak of civilization and want to bring the world up to their standards through means of war and reform, However this notion has become corrupted through the want to create a profit in the process and this often leads to violence from people who feel and usually rightly so that they are being manipulated by these mega corporations.

Here in the west we have largely managed to push religion out of the power structure leaving those at the top to make decisions based upon rationale and not spiritual beliefs, some would argue that this has led to the loss of moral ethics and is why we are such a greed based society today, I would argue that we had just as much corruption while the church held power and therefore the argument cancels itself out. I believe that we should all be allowed to practice whatever religion we please but we should keep religion separate from the running of the state.

I do not see the widening gap between religion and politics as a bad thing, what has caused our current way of thinking is the yearning to return to the feudal system that once dominated the European power structure with the Lords and Counts replaced by board members and politicians with the rest of the population serving their pay masters with little or no self worth. Since our divorce from religion the world has flourished and the sciences have enabled us to live a life of luxury in comparison to our predecessors and much of what has been achieved would have never been as many of the modern scientists would have been denounced for heretics and it these people who have allowed the western populations to become infinitely more intelligent than the serfs of yesterday and even the lords that once claimed lordship would be humbled by the knowledge of many we now term poor.

The technology that we have also allows people like myself to write criticisms in the public domain of a system that I rely on and yet have many misgivings about, I do not want to see the west collapse in fact I want the opposite I want the west to continue to prosper but not with a socialistic tyranny which will use all means necessary to control and monitor their populations, it is this that makes me write my blog and only with knowledge will we ever hope to live in a fair world.

When I write a criticism of a country whether it my own or another know that I am criticizing the government policies and not that nations people, I love my country but I do not love all that it does in my name whether its going to war or a social policy such as benefits. The world gets more and more dangerous everyday and their are many who live in total ignorance of this fact and this only possible through the stability given to us by the protection of the security services, but this does not mean that I want to give the same services the right to monitor and detain any it sees as a possible threat, the right to fair trial given to us by the Magna Carta is the most precious thing that was given to the British people and it is this sacred right that protects us and yet this itself could be under threat one day if we do not highlight the misbehaving of the powers that be today.

I will talk against the socialism that is the benefit system and yet defend the need for it as I think that we have to run a fine line between giving people a helping hand back into work and allowing the taxpayer to pay for people who cant be bothered to work. I also think that we should get rid of the National Health Service and yet I am thankful for it  when it saved not only my life but that of my eldest child but I don’t want to see a very expensive health system currently £112 billion a year that is increasingly becoming a system that exerts more on running itself than serving patients, I believe the system to has become bloated to the point where it needs a gastric bypass and not a slimming diet.

A politician said that politicians will not do the right thing because they want to but because they are forced to, it is a sad fact that this is the case and shows the need to reform the old and corrupt system that runs Whitehall but this does not mean that I would like to see a coup that would destabilize the country and we would still end up in a tyranny of warlords. The future must be safe gaurded and thankfully we still live in an era where words are the most powerful way to change things.

If you will take anything from my blog take this:

We have one life and one chance to make things better, Ignorance is worse than failing it means you never tried and for that there is no excuse.

Look Up

Do you ever look up, not many people do andSky with chem trails I must admit that until recently I had forgotten the beauty of looking up. As land based mammals our domain is the ground so we naturally see things from the bottom up.

Thanks to technology we have been able to broaden our horizons by seeing the world from the top but in the rush to be different and always see the new angle we have forgotten just how beautiful things above us can be.

I love looking at the sky nowadays because it does not matter how many times you look up the picture will always be different, no clouds will ever be  replicated and the stars will not align again in our lifetimes so looking up is the last home of infinite viewing.

sun glare on blue sky

I would like to ask you to go outside regardless of the weather and look up, I don’t need to know what you see but I would like you to just take it in draw the rich colors into your soul and I guarantee that it will put things into perspective. For me the day sky reminds me of my place in the world and how I am part of an ecosystem and the night sky always leaves me in awe and although I do not believe in god I can understand how the sheer scale of the stars and constellations left people feeling a little insignificant.

 

The last untouched beauty

Thanks to advances in science we are now able to capture what we see in our retina and hold that moment in time for the rest of our lives and sometimes well into the lives our children. The sky is the last untouched beauty of this world and it is free for all to see.

I deal with visually impaired people all of the time in my job and I will say that speaking with them has given me the ultimate respect for my eyesight and the fact that I can look up and see stars and I can take in the world in a way where words cannot express the intensity of the sight before me. The though of losing my eyesight is to overwhelming to contemplate, So I say to you don’t squander the gift of sight even if it for 2 mins a day look up and be amazed.

Above our heads is an entire world and it would be a crime not to enjoy it, whether you look at architecture or nature there is something up there for everyone so go and let your imagination fill in the blanks I promise you will not be disappointed.

Choosing a niche

Posted: September 9, 2012 in Blog, health
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Choosing a niche

One of the hardest things I have found about blogging is finding a niche, finding what I want to write about and then continuously post about that subject. With so many things going on in the world I am finding it very difficult to narrow all that down into a niche.

The problem with bouncing all over the pace in your subjects means that your likely to get very little traffic and that kinda defeats the object of blogging, over the past couple of weeks I been mainly writing about politics and world current affairs but that’s a lot of doom and gloom but I know that when I move away from that I lose page views.

Despite this difficulty I do advise anyone to start blogging as it is a great to air your views and share your interests with the wider community and I do believe that once the Facebook bubble has burst people will return to these tried and tested means to share their hobbies and likes with the world.

If your new to blogging don’t worry if you are getting low page views or doing as I am doing and bouncing around the different genre’s because as time goes by you will not only narrow your blog to a specific niche but you will also get well known with that popularity will come page traffic.

Blogging Is Good For Your Health

This is not a scientific fact but something I personally believe in a fast and hectic lifestyle it is very difficult if not impossible to get time to wind down and I believe this is one of the key reasons why people in urban environments have such a poor mental health state. I think at one point or another every human has owned a diary usually in their teen years but as we get older keeping a diary seems a little silly or time consuming and therefore to be avoided but I think this is a mistake and one which can rectified by blogging not only is a type of diary but it can be very constructive and helpful to others.

But getting back to my point the importance of having a diary is that when you can not switch off your mind the diary can quickly become a great place to purge unwanted or needed thoughts to keep a clean and tidy mind and this can be an invaluable way to de-stress your self. It is this purging that can help keep your mind ticking over not to mention get your imaginative juices flowing this is also good for your mental health by stopping you from becoming stagnant cluttered.

I think that it is no accident that most people start a diary during their teen years as we all know that this the most unsettled and hormonal time in our lives and many of the things your expriencing as a teen are a mixture of exciting, new, scary and embarrassing and the diary can be nonjudgmental friend that listens to all and unless carelessly left laying around tells no one.

Blog Carefully

One piece of advice I would give to anybody is Blog Carefully just like the diary not everything you write will be digestable to others and outright upsetting for others. The biggest difference between the diary and the blog is that you write the diary for yourself as rubbish bin for unwanted thoughts and the Blog is a place to purge your thoughts for digestion of others and as anything put in the public space should you should be careful not to give the reader indigestion.

Regardless of what your blog contains always remember that the content is for people so write from your heart and make it people friendly, Your niche should be your baby and make you always keep it light and easy read.