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Communism was inevitable

I just love the way Americans have watched their country slide into Communism while proclaiming the USA the best country in the world!
The huge problem that they failed to recognise was that America has been far from the best country in the world since it came to believe that it had a God-given right to impose “democracy” on the rest of the world.
The incursions that were calculated to boost American world dominance soon showed that the American “will to win” was a fake posture. Having convinced itself that it won WW2 all by itself, it took the Hollywood propaganda to heart and believed its own publicity.
The reality that America could not win a war with even the smallest of countries was never allowed to be recognised or take root and wars fought with enemies that knew the terrain and who were fighting on their own homeland simply demonstrated that the will to win simply was not enough.
Communists in America were very, very good at reading between the lines of all news stories and spotted the debility of the military industrial complex decades ago. They started a campaign of Chinese whispers that began to undermine American morale and Obama seized upon the damage that had been done to exacerbate the position and create a level of anti-Americanism that has since been so well exploited by the Demoncraps. (In truth, he is now having a third term as Biden’s puppet master to continue his anti-American moves.)
America didn’t slip into Communism, it dived in, head first, because the American public was ripe to be exploited by mind-benders, propagandists and an educational establishment that was taken over to ensure that American youth was left totally ignorant of reality.
The most frightening aspect of this take-over of America is that it has not been done secretly, it has been blatant and in-your-face but, as the world has found out, complacency in the number one terrorist nation in the world has created an atmosphere in which self-destruction is inevitable.

What is the truth?

One of the facts that is being screamed at us is that we are required to live in fear!

We are fed, interminably, with the numbers of “new cases” but nobody tells us what constitutes a new case.

We are constantly made aware of “outbreaks” or “hot spots” but the history of the testing process is so full of errors that we can’t trust what we are being told. We need to know, of all the “new cases”, how many have only been counted once? Are four positive test results for the same person counted as four “new cases”? We don’t know.

Are the tests being carried out under a standard procedure that ensures that that the tests are recycled the same number of times or are they being recycled at higher rates if the incidence of positive results is not high enough?

Are the deaths due to Covid being counted correctly now or are they still counting anybody who dies with a Covid positive reaction as being a Covid death? (We know, from medical professionals who are not too scared to tell the truth that the death statistics were inflated by, shall we say, improper manipulation).

We now have the Delta variant. This is being treated like something in a sci-fi movie and has become so lethal that to catch it is a certain death sentence and to refuse the so-called “vaccine” is akin to sentence everybody in your immediate circle WHETHER THEY HAVE BEEN VACCINATED OR NOT!! This variant is so deadly that we must wear masks when in close contact (even though twelve clinical investigations have confirmed that the masks are simply cosmetic) and we must prpare to be locked down, yet again.

It is very significant that stories of “unvaccinated” people dying appear regularly in the press but why are they not reporting the number of “vaccinated” people dying? Is the number THAT high?

THE TRUTH IS THAT THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHAT TO DO FOR THE BEST! Even thepropaganda does not stand under its own power – it needs to be supported by methodical, probably illegal, manipulation of the press and social sites.

The reality is that there is a desperation in the demands for people to be “vaccinated” for no other reason than to play the terror game and cause submission through fear! If people were not dying because of the so-called “vaccines”, if people were not getting life threatening illneses because of the so-called “vaccines”, if people who have the “vaccines” could be allowed to forego masks and social distancing, if the people who have the “vaccines” could be told (I was going to say guaranteed) that they could not contract the virus, if they could be told that they could not spread the virus, maybe the desperation could be explained. Sadly, “vaccination” gains you absolutely nothing by way of a reward!

Maybe we should have allowed the benign virus to run riot through the population to give the maximum exposure and, consequently, maximum  protection?

What did they do to us?

Once the statistics of this virus were obscured (if not obfuscated). full advantage was taken and a campaign of further misinformation and sheer terror mongering flowed from the mouths of  people claiming to be experts.

The number one expert, he of divine status, Fauci, has changed his mind on so many aspects of the virus that it really is pointless to try to list them all.

Let’s look, instead at the biggest and most effective weapon that they have against us. THE VARIANTS!

Although it is now well accepted that the virus itself came from a Wuhan laboratory and was probably financed to a major degree by the USA through Fauci (can anybody spell “conflict of interest”?), why is nobody questioning the source of these variants? They are certainly not showing the typical variant process by which they grow weaker – they are growing stronger!

At one point, we were being told how lucky we were that, within just a few months, effective “vaccines” had been developed. We know that there has been little testing of these so-called “vaccines” and we are now aware that WE are the long bterm tests! Despite all the crowing and bombast, THE so-called “VACCINES” DO NOT WORK!

The whole point of a genuine vaccine is that it presents the human body with a vector that it needs to defeat to maintain the health of that body. These so-called “vaccines” do not do that. They are chemmical concoctions that are designed to cause human cells to produce proteins similar to the spike proteins of the virus IN THE HOPE THAT the body’s immune system will be educated to recognise them and combat them in the case of infection.

We know that people who caught the relatively benign virus were protected after recovery by abundant antibodies in their blood stream. These people, typically, did not catch Covid a second time.

After forcing an emergency clearance for the so-called “vaccines”, the medical experts started to flex muscles that they had been exercising while restricting the movement bof people within their communities. Initially the lie about the efficacy of the so-called “vaccines” was exposed as the initial drive was to inject the elderly.  WHY?? Maybe there was a real fear that the untested chemical compounds could be dangerous so use them on those likely to succumb to the virus first. DON’T BOTHER TRYING TO PROTECT THE YOUNGER, WORKING POPULATION TO PROTECT JOBS AND FISCAL BOUNDARIES!

Because of major mismanagement, many older people died anyway as the panic over protective clothing created a panic (similar to the toilet roll panic of the populace) among some medical professionals.

Up to this point, the virus had remained relatively benign, more contageous but not more lethal. The lack of useful statistics meant that we could not calculate the death rate but many of us assumed that there had been no increase in the 0.04% mortality rate.    

What do we know?

When Covid was first introduced to the world, it presented as a relatively mild, eminently survivable virus.

From the early casualty reports, we saw that there was a survival ratef of 99.96% with the 0.04% being primarily older and chronically sick people. The chronic sicknesses were immediately labelled as co-morbidities because the Covid 19 virus was virtully, benign.

Medical professionals, to their shame, developed a level of panic which they shared with potential victims and used to intimidate the whole world.

Early casualty reports enabled us to calculate the effect of the virus on the population at large but, as the enormously high survival rate persisted, the reports became less informative and more confusing.

The very first item that started the confusion was the reported numbers of “new cases”. Nobody ever explained what comprised a “new case” nor did they explain how this number was arrived at. The initial assumption made by relatively inteligent people was that the number had been the result of tests that were being carried out. The problem with that was that nobody explained how there was an instantly available test for a previouslu unknown virus. As it turned out, the tests ere not specifically for the new (novel corona) virus but were for the very well known annual coronaviruses that caused the regular annual flu and cold infections. A second problerm was that the tests could be manipulated by the number of cycles that were imposed on the test materials – too many cycles (apparently 42+) would produce a positive result. Too few, of course, produced a negative result.

Effectively, the people in charge could create the rersults that they wanted in order to frighten people into doing what they wanted when it came to restrictions and control.

 

Why am I an atheist?

When I let people know that I am an atheist, usually in response to a question, I am usually surprised that nobody asks me “Why?”. I can surmise two possible reasons. The first is that there is a genuine lack of true interest and the question was asked out of ordinary curiosity. The second is the fear that my reasons might be sufficiently cogent as to be convincing.

So, why am I an atheist?

I am an atheist because the churches have convinced me that there is no god. Their behaviour and total disregard for the rules and social norms that they promote show that they are, at the very least, not trustworthy.

Gods have been around in all shapes and sizes since mankind first realised that he will die one day. Primitive people can understand that life is a type of cyclical event. For many, the cycle ends with either an ascent into a more perfect realm or in rebirth as an entirely new creature. There is no need for a formal acknowledgement of these beliefs because, in those primitive societies, it is so obviously true that no-one would doubt it.

No matter how long mankind has existed on this Earth, it is fairly certain that he has always needed to explain to himself that death is not final – that it offers some form of hope of further existence.

2,000 years ago, the Christian church wants us to believe that after thousands of years of appearing to the House of David and doing magnificent slaughter to protect it, god sent a son to Earth. The son, of course, was created by that old familiar process of a god appearing to a human woman (preferably a virgin) and impregnating her. Presumably some magic was used to ensure that the woman was compliant and at the peak of her cycle to ensure conception at the first sexual congress.

It beggars belief that an all knowing and all powerful deity would need to have the use of a weak human vessel in which to have its child nurtured. Even more unbelievable is the idea that (in this case) Mary should be able to explain to her husband that an angel came through the window, had his way with her and then vanished so that her husband would actually believe her!

Another problem with the story is the place in which the event took place. In a world that already had civilisations that would have been able to publicise the event much more effectively and efficiently god apparently chose one of the most primitive areas in the world. Not only did he do this, he also chose a primitive tribe, one with which he was familiar and which he knew was irreverent and given to excesses of paranoia. Even though he knew that he had rescued so many of them from Egypt by the mass slaughter of a pursuing army and had appeared to many of them to show his support, he should also have remembered that while he was instructing Moses on the ten commandments which he felt would enable them to live more amicably together, they went crazy. Only a few days after Moses climbed Mount Sinai they decided that they needed a new god and that they could create one from gold. Now, you have to decide whether god was simply not very convincing or whether the people he rescued had desperately short memories.

Another question you need to ask is why the emotional, violent and jealous god of the Old Testament allowed mankind to offer worship to a whole panoply of disparate gods. Is it really credible that a god would calmly sit around while his creation ignored him and even offered praise to non-existent gods? Would a benevolent god not have felt that it was his duty to point out that they were sealing their own fate by being ignorant of his existence?

It is quite likely that many people lived lives that embraced what are seen as Christian principles – are these people now qualified to enter the Christian Heaven? The churches will probably tell you that it was not until Jesus that the existence of Heaven was disclosed to mankind and that those who lived before Jesus have simply died.

Christianity is based upon the premise that god sent his only begotten son to save the people of the Earth. But did he?

While the story of Jesus is a tragic and magnificent tale of self sacrifice. Is he ever reported as claiming that his death would “wash away your sins”? If this was the purpose of his death, why was it accomplished only as a penalty for offending the Roman rulers and being a very effective dissident?

The life of Jesus is a tragedy and, probably, it is likely that the man is a composite of many of the hundreds of the time who were claiming to be the Messiah (Messianic claims appear to have been endemic at the time of Jesus) and, as happens in modern movie making, a composite character is far more engaging than a single entity.

As I said at the beginning, I am an atheist because the churches have convinced me that there is no god. Their behaviour and total disregard for the rules and social norms that they promote show that they are, at the very least, not trustworthy. I have not discovered a single church that accepts that it is only the voice on Earth of a supreme deity.

Look at most religious organisations and you will see a corporate will to be the biggest, the best, the wealthiest and the most influencial they can be. The religious desire for power is the most potent driving force of far too many of them.

All Christian churches(and most other religious organisations) claim to be the holders of the truth about god. No two organisations will give you the same account of what god is supposed to be nor on how he should be addressed or worshipped. There is almost an internecine war for the souls of all men and, as in all wars, the first victim is truth.

Are you lucky?

There are times in my life when I feel that I am a very lucky person but, most of the time, my luck is bad.

Having the opening statement out of the way, there are people living on the fringes of insanity who claim to believe that you make your own luck. Let me say now that there is no way on this Earth that I have created my bad luck (who would do that?) but how is it possible to counteract the beliefs of so many people?

The very first thing that must be accepted is that the people who believe that you create your own luck also believe that you live in absolute isolation from your fellow man. Even living alone, as I do, it is necessary for me to acknowledge that although there are things I may decide to do, there are people in my circle who might have conflicting things that they have decided to do so that a measure of compromise is necessary.

If there is such a thing as “luck”, it can only be defined as the benefit of a circumstance occuring at a time when your isolation and disconnection to the rest of humanity is total. Whether such a generic term as “luck” is sufficient to carry a conviction as well as the definition could be mooted.

In reality there is no such thing as luck as most people understand the word. The idea that there are packets of good and bad luck floating around us is as ludicrous as the idea the the tooth fairy will give you a silver coin for a tooth placed under your pillow. What we are subject to is no more and no less than the circumstances resulting from the collective acctivities of all those people whose activities and decisions impact upon our own.

Maybe a lucky person is simply surrounded by people who are fed up of his constant bewailing of the fact that he is unlucky. Maybe, for them, it is worth the price to simply bend with the breeze until they can up sticks and walk away.

 

 

The sheep shall inherit the Earth

There seems to be a general movement towards voluntarily instituted insanity – WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?

Social sites seem to be designed to promote stupidity, discourage original thought and to create an atmosphere in which these design parameters can be sustained with an absolute minimum of effort.

To be honest, it was not until a personal friend recently demonstrated the inordinate effect of the imaginary world of Facebook on reality, that I finally realised just how much mind control is being exercised by the internet and those who edit the content of social sites. My (ex?) friend is not stupid but, when I see him accepting that giving offence is a one way street, my imagination has to accept that what I have long feared is coming to fruition.

People are being dumbed down to unheard of degrees and being robbed of whatever small reasoning powers they ever had.

How many original posts do you see now in popular social sites?

VERY FEW and the few that you do see are only original until the flocks of “ooh lovely” sheep graze upon them and defecate the posts as “shares”. If they do not understand the posts that does not matter because they are safe in the knowledge that only other, unthinking, “ooh lovely” sheep will read the shared post and then share it in their own turn. They all know that because they are “sharing” something, there is no way that they could be found to have posted something offensive. They also know that in the rare event of the post being read and causing offence, they have two very safe rebuttals to any argument – a Bible quotation or a demonstration of ignorance and intolerance by way of an accusation of negativity or a dip into the Facebook book of insults to provide a verbal attack upon the integrity of the offended person.

Social sites are peopled by flocks of sheep headed by Judas goats to a land of stagnation and conformity. A land where nobody thinks, where nobody has an opinion that is not vetted and approved by the politically correct police and where screams of anguish will follow anything that even approaches the hint of a lack of conformity with the flock mentality.

Having a conversation on a social site was, at one time, refreshing and exhilarating. Ideas and opinions were the basic components of any argument or discussion but, today, “argument” and “discussion” are words of a pornographic nature. Even a mild disagreement will have most site members trembling with anguish as they try to squeeze what they might have inadvertently read into that area of the brain that is dedicated to the eradication of the smallest degree of non-conformity.

While this attitude was restricted to social sites, it was a serious concern but easy to leave out of your own experience and personality once you realised just how debilitating and dangerous it was – but this is no longer the case. It has become more and more apparent that in any group of people talking about just about any topic, be they in a bar or sitting in the park, there will be one person who will be the opinion maker and the rest will defer to him/her to avoid any form of verbal contest.

Original thinkers are a dying breed and it is clear that when they have all gone, the governments of every nation will be able to shepherd their subjects and control them by simple social interference. They will be able to formulate and promulgate suitable opinions to convince the oppressed that life is really quite good and that the shortages will be eased once the terrorism or war is defeated.

The sheep shall truly inherit the Earth while the wolves will have great sport.

We have really blown it!

Oh, boy!
A young chap asked me to define the direction in which I believe modern society is going.

It isn’t going, it has gone!

There is no longer a society in the west that is worthy of the name. Members of the population are no longer individuals with individual beliefs but sheeple with nothing more than a desire to be led or to follow.
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One of the great potentials of the media is the power for good but this has been corrupted into a power for self enrichment and aggrandisement.
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How many times do you read that you need to “set goals”? Do you even know how to set one?
A goal is a subliminal target that has neither volume nor substance. Leaders tell you that you must have goals and yet they have a hidden agenda which is designed to destroy you and get you to spend stupid amounts of money on books telling you how to set goals.
What the books really do is set you up to fail!
One of the most powerful and beneficial aspects of life is a simple matter called “serendipity”.
If you research the number of inventions that actually came about because someone had decided what they were going to create, you would find that there are VERY FEW. Most inventions are made despite any goals or plans, they happen by accident – serendipity rules. (Do you really believe that the NASA space programme was designed because someone wanted to invent non-stick frying pans?). If you allow the tyranny of goals or targets to contaminate your thinking processes, you will almost certainly fail or succeed only to find out that someone planning something entirely different had stumbled upon what you wanted to create and cut you off at the pass.
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How many videos do you watch?
Why aren’t you surprised and horrified that the latest videos are such appalling trash that the stars are nothing more than the basis of a matrix upon which a fantasy figure can be built?
Why do you suppose that the main ingredient of just about any box office success is wanton violence – bloodshed at the slaughterhouse level?
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Do you or your children play video games?
Why do you only buy those games which have the most realistic gore? When did it become acceptable for children to be desensitised to the wholesale slaughter of people? When did it become permissible to expose young minds to the sort of murder and mayhem that many adults, today, were not even allowed to see at the cinema until fairly recently AND YET WE LET CHILDREN WATCH AND PARTICIPATE IN VIRTUAL REALITY!
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Our society is spinning around the drain of a cesspool that few of us wish to live in and which even less of us acknowledge.
We see modern youth taking video game reality on to the streets.
We see modern adults afraid to try to stem the tide of corruption because some “expert” has decided that it is all harmless fun.

We have become insane and careless of our own future.
We are possibly living with the final western generation and, like it or not, we are seeing the results of far too much social engineering and far too much political idealism based upon a false idea of what is correct.

When did you last see undiluted and proud patriotism?

70 years ago patriotic youth joined the colours to fight a foe that was determined to destroy our way of life.
The youth of today does not see that we now have a more implacable foe because it does not care for flag or country – it cares only for the next issue of G.T.A. or whatever it sees as fun.

Dumb is as Dumb does.

As I have grown older and seen many around me die before their time, I am often left wondering what the value of the human race really is.

My childhood was spent among people who knew who they were, people who owed nothing to anyone but to whom everyone owed a great deal.

We townsfolk all lived in communities which were like small villages withing larger conurbations. Community rules were unwritten but enforced by both traditional behaviour and a true sense of what was right.

Nobody stole from people of their own or a lesser social status and women and children received special protection. A crime within a community was viewed as shocking and unforgivable. A cime gainst women or children was a terrifying event because it simply broke all the tabboos.

Women were the powerhouses that drove the communities and maintained a tight grip on discipline. A fight between men, especially popular in pubs, would stop immediately a woman intervened and those women who might have been cheering their men on would be quickly brought to heel.

Fast forward sixty years and we find a human race that is totally lacking in saving graces.

People no longer have the self confidence to live their own lives, indeed, there is a whole new industry that has been generated by the opportunist intelligencia which is designed to do nothing more than tell people that they are doing it all wrong and how to live them. Even more frightening is that people are so malleable that they actually seek out self proclaimed experts or buy countless books written by them.

What were accepted as common decency and common sense have been sacrificed on the altar to the gods of ignorance and exploitation.

Community means nothing today. This generation is probably the loneliest one that has ever existed because the age of mass communication and disposable devices has created a nightmare scenario where, it seems, everybody can talk to everybody else but nobody has anything to say.

Laws against inequality and prejudice are ineffective because they create and exacerbate the very aspect of behaviour that they were designed to stop.

Racial prejudice did not exist before dim-witted whites decided that there should be a law against it. Other dim-witted whites, resenting the law and the imposition it made upon their behaviour, decided that this would be a good law to break. Because of this bad law, racial prejudice was fostered and became the acceptable face of patriotism.

Womens liberation was what really started the rot. Women had always been a central part of community life and once they became liberated by their militant sisters, they lost their way and the cohesive strength that was represented by a traditional matriarchy was frittered away and men became ungovernable. As with all groups that are suddenly released from bonds, the reactions of men were unpredictable but also inevitable. The resentment against what was shown to them to be a feminist plot called open season on women. The withdrawal and destruction of the distaff enabled the criminal element to disregard all the social norms that had been established over centuries and to prey upon the whole population.

The human race is now full of victims. There are the victims of crime. There are the victims of social judgement and, worst of all, there are the victims of social scientists and their parasitical brethren who write books and give advice.

Looking at the media, it is so sad to see that people seek knowledge on how to be happy, how to be in love, how to counter their own instincts in situations where their instincts are all that is saving them from grief, how to write letters, how to appear to be more than they are and how to lie to themselves about how great they are.

The human race is all the evidence we need to know that, without a shadow of a doubt, there is no beneficent, loving god. No god could possibly love what the human race represents.

The human race is the final stage of an experiment in self awareness.

It is the stage at which dying of shame is the only option left.

The human race started out with such promise but gave up humanity for decadence and ignorance.

We do not deserve to survive

For many years I was an active member of Adland Pro and spent much time trying to debate my beliefs with others who had sufficiently open minds to be able to form a genuine opinion.

I have always believed that there is a power that we do not understand, indeed, many times I have said that my longevity is probably because there is something on this Earth that I am supposed to achieve.

Now, I am not so sure.

My belief in a power does not translate into anything more nor less than a personal insight into why I believe we exist.

Recent events over the world, particularly those initiated by a country that I have always considered the biggest threat to world peace that could ever exist, tend to make me re-evaluate my vision of the purpose of human life.

I can no longer honestly believe that there is a purpose in my surviving my 6 hour prognosis over 60 years ago. I want to believe that my life has a meaning but recent world events clearly illustrate to me that the sole purpose of mankind is self destruction.

While Christians love to navel gaze and resort to predictions in the Bible, it is now clear to me that Revelations is simply a very altruistic (if dark) view of what happens when a species loses track of the nature that gave it birth. It is a book that any astute observer of the perversity that is humankind could have written if he had bothered to think about what we do with the natural world about us.

We are not explorers, inventors or even blessed with the quality that we describe as humanity, we are simply destructive hooligans that have been let loose upon a world that we neither value nor cherish.

The aggression of military might and ignorant, sectarian divisions has no other purpose (and can have no other result) than self destruction and the release of this blighted planet from a malignancy that is out of control.

The wars instigated by America nd its allies have ensured that there can never be trust between nations.

The dreadful desire of infant nations to support and even emulate American ideals and aims has brought us to a situation that is almost beyond hope.

Recent attempts by Muslims, trained and armed by America to infiltrate the last bastion of Christianity in the western world seems almost designed to ensure that the most dire revelations shall become reality because it is incapable of embracing Christian values and sees the divisions within itself as absolute and irreparable. Ever since the church of Rome declared open season upon non-believers and financed and blessed wholesale murder and subjugation, we have all been damned!

Millions of Christians and Muslims are peaceful, law abiding and innocuous but we have a corrupt infection among us of those who feel that they are entitled to everything – no matter who gets killed in the rush to conquer.

The human body can withstand cancer but, unfortunately, because of the almost inevitable fear that cancer engenders, far too many simply surrender to the threat and cease to function.

This is now happening to the general population.

We have come to accept that one country can be right in everything that it preaches – even though all it preaches is hate.

The vast majority of humanity is inately good but is far too ready to accept that it is powerless in the face of something like 2% of itself that is hateful, venal and totally without scruples.

No lessons have been learned in the past century despite tha slaughter of hundreds of millions of innocent people who were drafted in to a machine that is good for nothing except generating immense wealth for those who control the manufacture and distribution of ever more powerful weapons of mass destruction.

The military minds that control our future are incapable of combating the drive for financial gain that almost invariably start wars that simply can not be won because the will to win does not exist and can not be, financially, justified.

It has become inevitable that each generation sees its best members sacrificed on the altar of greed and avarice.

It has become inevitable that each generation is less well educated and less able to formulate ideas and opinions of its own because the same people who create the weapons and wars also control what we now, laughingly, call “education”.

In an age when there is enough technology to cure the ills of the world and to ensure nobody needs to be hungry, ignorant or stupid, nobody ever seems to ask why there is still avoidable hunger, why there is still a desire to claim superiority and why the vast, peace loving majority is so impotent.

While it is possible for a single person to amass wealth that is impossible to justify on even the most extreme bases, humanity is doomed.

While it is possible for small groups of violently inclined, brain washed morons to dictate the way forward – we do not have a chance of seeing world peace and prosperity.

While we see religious leaders wallowing in obscene luxury, we lose whatever there was that bound us to religion.

Humanity has been transformed into a collection of brute animals being towed around by the ring through its collective nose and, despite many protests and calls for freedom, it is no more than the toy soldier that a small child will happilly use to emulate the behaviour of its elders.

There is no leadership in the world today. We are following idiots down a path that we neither desire nor deserve.

Our own ignorance dooms us.