Completely disgusted by Donald Trump’s comments about transgender people in the military.
It is abhorrent a head of state in one of the most powerful countries in the Western world can promote discrimination like this.
The discrimination Transgender people face is vile, and now they are facing it by a leader of the ‘free world’, just because they want to join the military and serve their country.
We must stand United.
Today is World Refugee Day.
As I was reading through hundreds of tweets offering support to the victims of displacement, be it through war, famine or persecution etc, I came across the following picture.
With the attack on a mosque in Finsbury Park by Darren Osbourne, I found myself reading all the reactions online, including those of Former EDL leader, Tommy Robinson.
Throughout his video he makes a fair point that he is not inciting violence against any Muslims. He slanders the man who performed this attack and states he is abiding by the democratic process. Whilst my views on Tommy Robinson are that I really don’t like the guy, I’m not going to ignore the fact he condemned attacks on Muslims. Continue reading
The year’s 2020
The NHS is long gone
But who cares about health when you can see The Bake Offs new scone?
The dementia tax succeeded
There’s more dead on our sheets
But who cares about age when you can still watch Coronation street?
Brexit has failed
Bojo fucked up
But who cares about trade when you’ve got the world cup?
Who cares about our country
When we’ve got tv
In the new land of the lost, no one is free
Let’s make all those MPs who voted against the law change forcing women to work in highheels if their boss tells them to walk around in high heels for a week.
Let’s see how quick they are to change this rule when the backs are cutting in their heels and their toes are being squashed at the bottom.
Blisters, Blood and Back pain to pay the bills.
I had to wear a pair of these for an hour as a joke at secondary school and they killed my feet. Barely lasted the hour.
Today I got home from work to a booklet from the government.
This May in the West Midlands, UK we have the election for the first Mayor of the West Midlands.
I took off my bag, opened the letter and began to read. Every party has a nice two page spread where they outline their points and policies. I work for a Design company so I inadvertently found myself admiring the aesthetic layout of rival parties spread. Continue reading
The news talks about the ‘debate over immigration’ but there is no debate.
If you want immigration control you’re a Nazi.
If you don’t want immigration control you’re a Special Snowflake.
To people sharing the below picture of the muslim woman and thinking she doesn’t care about because she’s on her phone, I want to tell you something;
Last month I had the unfortunate scenario of seeing a women bleed to death in the middle of Wolverhampton high street during Hurricane Doris.
When a person is dying in front of you you are limited to what you can do.
Option 1: Try to revive them.
But if there’s already someone doing this then you can’t help.
Option 2: Get Away.
You run away in case you become the next victim. You might not know why they’ve died and you want to protect yourself.
Option 3: You call family/friends to make sure they’re ok and to stay away.
I speak from personal experience, what she’s doing in that picture isn’t wrong. There’s already people trying to revive him so she can’t help there. Also to her He might die (he did), she probably doesn’t want the image of a dead body stuck in her head like I have.
Stop spreading hate for hates sake.
Since I got interested in politics over six years ago I’ve read over three hundred books on the subject.
I’ve read everything from Marx’s Das Kapital to Hitlers Mein Kampf and have spent countless hours studying historical politics from all around the world.
Of all the political books I have read my favorite isn’t Marx, Hobsbawn, Chomsky or Palast just to name a few.
My favorite political book is Yertle the Turtle by Dr Seuss.
Take Donald Trump seriously.
It may be hard given his lack of eloquence and ability to create ‘alternative facts’ on the spot but we must take him seriously.
As chaos descends and we feel morality slip into an icy abyss, it is the work of writers, poets, musicians, sculptors and many more vestiges of the arts to try to make sense of it.
So it begins.
On Friday Donald J Trump became the most powerful man in the Western world and took office in a building that has held over a centuries worth of saints and sinners. Continue reading
Throughout my life I have made plenty of decisions I later regretted, but the one I regret the least is joining a political party.
The Labour Party.
The title of my blog, The Dowsing Rod, originated from the novel Generation X by Douglas Coupland.
There is a very soulful piece of dialogue by one of the novels protagonists in which she talks about how one day she will walk through the desert with a dowsing rod, wandering lost and aimless, looking for nothing. She talks about how one day she will meet a man who is wandering with his own dowsing rod and when they meet, they will continue to wander together. Continue reading
This week in the UK Theresa May has finally pushed through The Snoopers Charter.
In a week where MPs used the death of Fidel Castro to condemn mass surveillance and the self righteousness of politicians to put themselves above the laws they govern, UK MPs have become hypocrites.
The introduction of the Snoopers Charter aka The Investigatory Powers Bill will allow over 20 government organisations to access your Internet search history at will. So be it the Gambling commission or the Welsh Assembly, your Internet history is up for grabs like a buffet at a low entertainment party.