Keep Calm Folks – The World Won’t End After Brexit

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Run on the Seamen’s Savings’ Bank during the Panic of 1857. Image obtained from Commons.Wikimedia.org

There seems to be a lot of worry, angst and hysteria from the Remain camp about the trade issue and what is going to happen on 24 June after we have voted to leave the EU.

They forget what the 2 year transition period is for. We don’t leave the EU at the stroke of midnight on 23 June, much as many if us would like to. Contrary to all the alarmist talk, every county in the EU that trades with the UK has as much stake as we do to make the transition work. No company wants to lose out on trade opportunities.

On 24 June the negotiations start to make things work. The last thing the EU will want is the massive disruption to trade that Bremainers are fantasising about. European and British firms will continue their primary goal – to make money.

Also after Brexit the EU will be in a much more vulnerable situation than us. We will know where we are heading, they will be worrying about the secession from the EU by other member states, especially in the east. Meanwhile EU governments are going to be under enormous pressure from their businesses to sort things out quickly and minimise any disruption and uncertainty.

Bremainers seem to have got themselves into a bit of a tizzy when there is really nothing to worry about. What happened to the British stiff upper lip? It’s a bit embarrassing to see many of our fellow citizens in such an irrational state of fear and timidity.

Perhaps the Government can make sure paper bags are on hand for them to blow into until they come to terms with the fact that everything’s fine!

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Predictions of a Trading Apocalypse Are Grossly Exaggerated

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Apocalípico I by Mauricio Garcia Vega (artist) – Source/Photographer Mauricio Garcia Vega. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Obtained from Commons.Wikimedia.

The Sky is Falling!

There are dire predictions of a trading apocalypse if Britain acts in its best interests and leaves the EU. That is if the hysterical campaign to remain in that undemocratic and economically fragile political grouping is to be believed.

The doom and gloom Remain crowd are now wheeling out globalist after globalist to scare Brits into submitting to EU rule. The people behind pointless wars, biblical scale migrations, financial disasters and undermining cherished freedoms are currently on the march again.The latest of these political ‘celebrities’ is Presidential wannabe Hillary Rodham Clinton.

It is obviously very clear that the globalists who seek to oppress us defiantly want the us Brits to remain as inmates in the open prison also referred to as the European Union – with no prospect of reprieve or parole.

Britain, the Latest US Ally to be Threatened by the Obama Regime

The other day Obama threatened to put Britain to ‘the back of the queue’, if we were naughty and failed to follow his ‘advice’. Perhaps we would end up even further back in the queue than the long suffering American people!

The Obama Administration has a reputation for stabbing its closest allies in the back as THIS article suggests. The UK is just the latest victim!

A Democrat Party Hostile To British Democracy

It is now clear that a Clinton Administration would follow the same hostile policy towards America’s closest allies. Under the Democrats America will end up without any reliable allies at a time when new great powers are on the rise. Does this confirm that Obama and Clinton want to deliberately weaken America as many commentators suggest? Perhaps it does!

The recent interventions of Obama and Clinton in British affairs is not America intervening as some maintain, it is the Democrat Party intervening. They are putting party policy before the American national interest, though that comes as no real surprise.

Britain’s Ability to Frustrate Democrat Party Global Social Engineering

The outcome of the forthcoming Presidential election is not certain but even if Clinton gets in, there is always the British veto on the UN Security Council which it has not yet given up to the EU. No legal military action can take place without Britain’s say so.

Britain could be a thorn in the side of a Democrat Party with a penchant for interventionism, nation building, and international social engineering. A Republican President would have a very different policy.

If America under a Democrat President no longer wants to be friends with an independent Britain then they would become isolated amongst the permanent members of the Security Council with only France as a *potentially* reliable partner.

Keep Calm The Sky Won’t Fall if the UK Brexits

What the Bremainers and the scaremongering, anti democratic power crazed globalists don’t understand is that people can see through their desperate charade. Everyone knows that they created, either deliberately or due to incompetence, the current social and economic crisis we see across the world. They know that following the wishes of these people will mean more of the same or worse.

The British people have a backbone and will not be tricked by these charlatans. They will not bow to manufactured fear.

The reality is that it is in nobody’s interest to start a trade war with an independent Britain. After all, such action would damage an already shaky trading system still recovering from the global financial crisis. Any of the economic sanctions imagined by the Bremain campaign would be self defeating as they would risk pushing an already fragile world economy over the edge.

One thing that has come out of the recent interference from Obama and Clinton, Brits should not feel excluded from sticking our noses into the American Presidential election. My message and advice to the American people is this, vote for anyone (even Mickey Mouse) so long as it is not Hillary!

The EU is an Obstacle to a People’s Europe

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Visceral Hatred of Democracy

I have taken part in a number of online discussions during our ongoing referendum campaign here in the UK. What has struck me most is the apparent visceral hatred for democracy by some on the Bremainers.

There is no reasoning with them, they say that Britain is not a democracy anyway. They are effectively claiming that Britain is not a democracy and as a result the EU does not need to have democratic aspirations.

Part of the reason for the absence of democracy and accountability in the UK is because MPs can turn round and say ‘beyond our control’ because of rules made by the EU.

Urgent Need for Democratic Reform

Nevertheless, if the EU was a democracy I would be one of the most committed pro Europeans. I would be in favour of having the EU as the sole law making body for the whole of Europe.

However, to be a democracy it one of two options would need to be taken. The first option would be the abolition of the unelected EU Commission and the transfer of all its powers to Parliament. The second option would  be reforming the Commission into a directly elected Senate. It is not enough for it to be appointed by people who were appointed by people who were directly elected because that prevents direct accountability.

Currently the European Parliament is elected by PR, which is the fairest system of voting. However, the Commission has the real power which renders fairer voting for the Parliament a moot point.

Currently the EU is corrupted by lobbying by the transnational elite and their corporations. The EUs current complexity and lack of transparency allows them to get away with it. A democratic Europe would look after the people of Europe.

The Non-Existence of a People’s Europe

I would be in favour of a democratic European federal state because it would be big enough to stand up to transnational corporations. At the moment they get states to compete with and undercut each other for their favour. A united democratic Europe could bar them from the entire market if they refused to pay their fair share towards society.

It is tragic that the EU is not a democracy and does not represent the interests of Europe’s population effectively. It could really be a force for good. Unfortunately its vested interests refuse to reform it as we saw with Cameron’s sham ‘renegotiation’. He could have asked for the democratic reforms that ultimately would be in the EUs and Europe’s long term interests.

The EU could have put forward such reforms on its own. However, that would not be the EU that we know, the EU that will continue to exist until it collapses under its own contradictions. It’s vested interests want to control Europe and will never hand it over to its people.

That is why I have been forced to abandon my own dreams of a United Europe, that is why I will unfortunately be voting to leave on 23 June.

The Antidemocratic EU is Unfixable – Vote Leave!

Would be nice to fix the EU but it is unfixable. In addition to its unelected executive institution the Orwellian sounding European Commission and its rubber stamping Parliament it has a record of showing contempt to the will of the people.

Its vested interests simply refuse to change it! We saw this when Cameron’s ‘renegotiation’ achieved nothing what so ever! We also saw this when EU member states had referenda results that these vested interests did not like:

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(1) Nice Treaty – Irish vote 53.9% against (7 June 2001), response – wrong answer, Vote Again!

(2) Constitutional Treaty – French vote 54.9% against (29 May 2005), Dutch vote 61.5% against (1 June 2005), EU response – wrong answer, ignore result, rename Constitutional Treaty as Lisbon Treaty and try again, but don’t make the mistake of asking the people! Planned referenda in other countries – Cancelled!

(3) Lisbon Treaty – Irish result 53.2% against (12 June 2008), EU response – wrong answer, Vote Again!

(4) Greek bailout vote – result 61% against (5 July 2015), response – apply pressure on Greek government to ignore their people and impose even harsher measures to punish them for their temerity.

(5) Dutch Ukraine–European Union Association Agreement – result 61% against (6 April 2016), EU response to a clear vote against EU expansion – start the process of making Turkey a member of the EU.

(6) UK In-Out Referendum (2016 – ongoing) – propaganda campaign to demonise and mock those who want to leave, propaganda leaflet distributed to every household paid for at tax payers’ expense, Civil Servants forced to produce propaganda figures to further sway opinion – again at taxpayers expense, globalist elite mobilised for the propaganda campaign, ship in a foreign leader to add further weight to propaganda campaign…

The EU is an unreformable antidemocratic sham where ordinary people are regularly held in contempt. The EU is there to further elite interests and elite interests only!

Vote for democracy – Vote Leave! because you won’t get another chance !

Notes:

Source of percentage figures above:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Referendums_related_to_the_European_Union

The Ecological Destiny Of Homo Sapiens And Its Successors

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Humans are a natural part of nature and have an ecological purpose. I don’t see any separation between the human and the natural world at least on the macro scale. Humans are part of nature and therefore natural. Those who treat humans and nature as separate are equivalent to those who say that it is not natural for humans to fly because they don’t have wings. In reality humans don’t fly with wings but with their minds.

Assuming that humans evolved on this planet then they arose out of the wider environment and are a fundamental part of it. In this sense they were not artificially placed in it by some extra-terrestrial entity or Divine power. Even if they were this would just imply a broader conception of nature stretching deeper into the visible and indeed invisible universe. But that is probably too deep even for this essay.

Image Above Right: Evolutionary History of Man. Image Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pedigree_of_man_(Haeckel_1874).jpg

The Ecological Purpose of Man

Human beings are the only life form on Earth that is capable of deliberately leaving the environment in which it evolved. It may seem like an ‘out there’ idea but I think if humans have a role in nature it is to export the biosphere to places where it does not exist. If humans are to survive beyond the Earth they will have to take their environment with them. That means learning to understand it with an entirely new level of precision.

The current debate on climate change may ultimately give us the understanding to fulfil such a destiny.

James Lovelock and The Gaia Hypothesis

James Lovelock saw the Earth as a self regulating system, a cybernetic organism in its own right. I see in his concept of Gaia, the global ecosystem is like an overlapping system of systems. However, I don’t think he recognised the ecological destiny or purpose of man. In the chapter on cybernetics in his book Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth he states the following:

“One of the most characteristic properties of all living organisms, from the smallest to the largest, is their capacity to develop, operate, and maintain systems which set a goal and then strive to achieve it through the cybernetic process of trial and error. The discovery of such a system, operating on a global scale and having as its goal the establishment and maintenance of optimum physical and chemical conditions for life, would surely provide us with convincing evidence of Gaia’s existence.”(1)

He did grasp the truth that man could mess the whole thing up and destroy his own environment. If that happened humanity would surely die out and Gaia would simply have another go at evolving a life form that would fill the human ecological niche and go on without us. I think he is right about this.

Humans cannot be allowed to fail their ecological destiny in this way. They certainly need to strive to learn to work with the non human component of nature, learning its inner workings in their entirety in order to eventually fully merge with it.

Anthropogenic Nature and Primeval Nature

I distinguish between two different views of nature, primeval and anthropogenic. What I refer to as primeval nature relates to the view that human beings are somehow above the natural world and separate from it.  What I refer to as anthropogenic nature relates to the idea that human beings are an intrinsic part of nature and have their own ecological purpose.

An interesting article  about vertical farming by A. C. Stark helps me make the point I am trying to make. He talks about how some parts of the environment that we regard as natural are actually massively shaped by man. He sees this as a problem and vertical farming as a potential solution that would allow the countryside to return to its actual natural state.(2)

While I have great respect for his far sighted vision for farming and fully approve of both vertical farming and his desire to return to a more natural environment, I don’t see the fact that nature has been shaped by man as a problem per se.

As I have mentioned earlier I see man as part of nature and something that cannot be separated from it. What man does to the world is natural for good or bad. A volcano destroys but it also creates. Stark seems to want to keep primeval and anthropogenic nature apart whereas I want to create an integrated synthesis. I see such an outcome as both natural and inevitable.

An Evolved State of Nature

I think that vertical farming is one of many technologies that are emerging that will help humankind understand nature with far greater precision and their study should be pursued for their own sake in order to fully understand the natural world. I think the outcome would of course allow vast tracts of the Earth to return to a more primeval state. However, at the same time new forces will inevitably be released by man to modify this primeval state to some degree, not least the technological evolution of the human race itself. However, if man’s understanding of the workings of nature becomes more precise then impacts will be predictable and planned for.

I believe humans, whether naturally evolved or of Divine manufacture, or indeed in the future of human manufacture, will eventually become agents of their own evolution. They will create new life and new life forms from the biological raw material found around them on Earth and perhaps elsewhere. That would certainly move us away from primeval nature, and would perhaps be much resisted, but this would not make it any less natural. This evolved form of Gaia will be what spreads beyond the Earth as humans realise their ecological destiny and intrinsic purpose.

Notes:

(1) James Lovelock (2000). Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth, page 45-46, Oxford University Press.

(2) Vertical Farming: A Huge Piece to a Gigantic Puzzle. A.C. Stark, 11 March 2016.

Harriet Tubman – A Fine Choice For The $20 Bill

Harriet_Tubman_Civil_War_Woodcut-300px-wideI must admit, until this week I had never heard of Harriet Tubman. I am not an American so have a bit of an excuse about not previously knowing anything about the first African American women to appear on a US bank note.

She was born into slavery but after escaping, perhaps motivated by her strong Christian faith, devoted her life to helping others escape and build meaningful lives for themselves. She was later involved in the campaign for women’s sufferage.

I think she is a worthy choice for commemoration on the $20 bill. It is not because she is a woman or that she is an African American, it is because what she did was right. She stood up to tyranny, took personal risks for the sake of others and was unwavering in her cause. Her place on the banknote was earned on pure merit. She is an inspiration to all those who stand up to current vested interests who use their power oppress others.

As a campaigner for women’s suffrgage she is very relevant to the present day where democracy is gradually being subverted under the pressures of globalisation. In America and in countries around the world large corporations can buy politicians via the lobbying process and manipulate opinion via their control of the media. We live in a world of backroom deals and legislation by treaty, a world where the simple vote has become a debased currency. It is a world where currency itself is debased due to the hidden machinations of our system of central banks which often amount to organised officially sanctioned theft (her presence on the $20 bill in this sense is rather ironic).

We live in a world where cherished freedoms are being eroded, the kind of basic freedoms that were hard won by people like Harriet Tubman. Her presence on the $20 bill will be an ever present reminder of the idea that the only antidote to tyranny is eternal vigilance.

Harriet Tubman provides a lesson on how a person from humble origins and limited, or even non-existent means, can achieve great things. She also reminds us that freedom isn’t free and that to be free often requires real effort and sometimes even personal sacrifice.

Vote Leave is a Vote for Democracy

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Great Britain’s Ancient Tradition of Parliamentary Democracy – Don’t Let It Come To An End! Source: Commons.Wikimedia

Forget the lists of figures, the lies, damn lies and statistics, the desperate cobbled together equations purporting to represent a future reality, the propaganda leaflet published at public expense and even the childish name calling that has now started. The main question that people need to ask themselves in this referendum is whether they want to live in a democracy.

If you want to live in a democracy then the EU is not for you. The executive (ruling) institution of the EU is the unelected, anti democratic European Commission. If you want to live in a democracy where you elect your leaders then you need to vote to leave. The European Commission is the elephant in the room that the Bremainers want to hide. People complain that the House of Lords should be elected, but they ignore the unelected European Commission which has far more power and influence on our daily lives.

Cameron’s so called renegotiation deliberately ignored this elephant and tried to blind us with irrelevance instead. If Europe is to be genuinely reformed the European Commission would either become an elected institution or be abolished. Neither option is on the cards and never will be!

A vote to remain in the EU is therefore an unrepeatable experiment, you will never be able to truly choose the actual decision makers ever again. The real rulers will remain the remote and unknown men in black, skulking in the shadows and pulling the strings. The Bremainers will try to frighten you with short term fears but those pale in comparison to the dangers of the long term inside the EU.

It must be remembered that it was Britain with its parliamentary democracy and ancient constitution which brought freedom to Europe and not the other way around and it was Britain that saved Europe from Napoleon, the Kaiser and Hitler. Perhaps Brexit will help save Europe from itself once again. It might actually give the rest of the European people a new voice and help them shake off the anti democratic yoke too.

Think in the long term not the short. It is better to suffer some minor short term difficulties, that may or may not come to pass, than to risk long term oblivion. Staying in the EU is far too risky. No EU member state, perhaps with the exception of Denmark, have the ancient traditions of democracy that we have.

Don’t sacrifice our democracy, your children and grandchildren will not forgive you – Vote Leave!

Boris Johnson Addresses Vote Leave Campaign in Leeds

Boris Johnson addressing the Vote Leave campaign earlier today in Leeds.

Above: Boris Johnson addressing the Vote Leave campaign earlier today in Leeds.

The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds provided the bold back drop for Boris Johnson’s address to Yorkshire’s leave campaign. He addressed a packed audience of people from different political backgrounds but with one aim, to help ensure that the United Kingdom leaves the European Union following the Referendum on 23 June. The speech was inspiring, it was witty, but it was on a very serious and important subject.

The speech had a significant focus on restoring something that Britain has lost since it has been a member of the EU – namely, democracy. He put forward an outward looking international vision for a Britain outside the confines of the EU.

I intended to broadcast his speech via Periscope but there were some technical problems. However I still managed to record the bulk of his speech and this can be seen below:

 

This 24 June we will celebrate our British Independence Day:

Bring an end to EU tyranny and antidemocratic vice – make sure you Vote Leave so you can celebrate your independence and freedom on 24 June and for every year thereafter!

 

World Wobbles Like It Used To Wobble

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Above: Australopithicus is a human ancestor species that survived in the world before the ice age. This particular specimen is from the ice age period. Image: The original complete skull (without upper teeth and mandible) of a 2.1 million year old Australopithecus africanus specimen so-called Mrs. Ples, discovered in South Africa.
Collection of the Transvaal Museum, Northern Flagship Institute, Pretoria, South Africa. (catalogue number STS 5, Sterkfontein cave, hominid fossil number 5). Original file ‎(3,634 × 2,592 pixels, file size: 3.3 MB, MIME type: image/jpeg); ZoomViewer: flash/no flash. Image dimensions changed to 640 x 456 pixels. File size reduced to 47.55K Author: José BragaDidier Descouens. Source: Own work. Date: Taken on 26 October 2010. Licence: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Those who are shocked to discover that climate actually changes are starting to worry that the world is beginning to wobble like it used to wobble before the ice age!

True to form, The Guardian (1) has picked up on some findings by NASA to assert what most educated people already knew – that climate is actually and always has been in a state of flux.

When the ice sheets and glaciers finally shrink dramatically from their present proportions, as they will do at some point unless humans modify and regulate the climate, we will no longer be in an ice age. Such change is normal and consistent with the geological record.

The current ice age began around 2.6 million years ago though we are currently in an interglacial or warmer phase of this ice age  (2). Human ancestor Australopithecus emerged long before the current ice age. These primitive proto-humans coped and evolved in a  world where ice sheets did not reach their current extents and managed to do so without advanced technology.

Modern humans, Homo Sapiens, appeared during the current ice age. Perhaps humans evolved due to the ice age and are genetically predisposed to living with ice on their planet. However, this does not really matter. Humans are the only life form on Earth capable of regulating the climate according to their own preferences. They are also capable of genetically modifying themselves to to suit climatic conditions. Either way, humans can and will survive any climate change that nature throws at them.

A new and interesting era for humanity is coming into being.

Notes

(1) Melting ice sheets changing the way the Earth wobbles on its axis, says Nasa. The Guardianhttp://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/09/melting-ice-sheets-changing-the-way-the-earth-wobbles-on-its-axis-says-nasa

(2) Ice Age https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_age

 

Another Blog Article About Climate Change:

https://cjknowles1972.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/climate-change-hysteria-strikes-again/

Super Rich on the Scrounge!

Super Rich on the Scrounge in the 21st Century

Super Rich on the Scrounge in the 21st Century

Just been reading about David Cameron and his feeble excuses regarding the Panama Papers Scandal:

“…he confessed that he owned shares in the tax haven fund, which he sold for £31,500 just before becoming prime minister in 2010” (1)

We are not talking about the middle classes here, the mere millionaires and multimillionaires who deserve to reap the rewards of their hard work and industry for themselves and their families. We are talking about the real rich who use their wealth to control the rules of the global game in their own favour at the expense of everyone else.

In the latest Cameron exploit, hypocrisy finally rises to the surface. This hypocrite, like his Icelandic collaborator in the NWO, really needs to resign. He speak with fork tongue and can never be trusted!

What else has he been hiding from the British people? Is his latest pro EU pitch based on some vested interest? I think that, like of the rest of his ilk with their snouts in the public trough, he wants what his best for David Cameron. But what about the interests of ordinary British people, those who he purports to represent?

Surely now is the time to close down these sordid tax havens once and for all. After all many are controlled by the UK. Cameron can still prove he cares about the British people, but don’t hold your breath.

The question of our times is this. Should the mega rich pay tax or should they step back like they have done in recent times and rely on the poor to pay for their mistakes ? After all the recent banking crisis was the biggest transfer of money from poor to rich since the antimatter version of Robin Hood!

When are these freeloading self serving oligarchs going to pay their fair share? They get the most from society and should live up to their responsibilities. At least the oligarchs of Ancient Rome funded public works, the latest manifestations just pamper themselves and wallow in their own vanity.

Some people, in mitigation may say that Cameron dropped his holdings like ballast prior to becoming PM. However, when doing this he was still an MP. Doing that just before becoming PM makes his action even worse. He knew that he had done wrong but wanted to hide it? He was obscuring the scene of his immorality. When will we see the return of honourable Members of Parliament? Probably not in my lifetime?

This is like the fall of the Roman Empire with all the vested interests clamouring over the ruins in their own grubby, sordid self interest!

All this proves one simple, incontrovertible fact – people like Cameron could not lead sheep, but by some miracle they find themselves at the head of a great nations. All of us bear some responsibility for elevating these people!

In the future any lecture they give the rest of us will ring hollow. When are they going to come clean and admit that they are just here to milk the system? Will they ever come clean and admit that they are just parasitic scum? These are the people who talk about ‘benefit scroungers’ but it is these over privileged selfish individuals who are really on the scrounge! They, however, hide behind the laws that they and their cronies created. By doing this they are worse than the Mafia!

These are our new emerging rulers, those who pull the levers of economic globalisation. Do you trust them or anything get say?

Notes

(1) David Cameron admits he profited from father’s offshore fund, The Guardian, By Robert Booth, Holly Watt and David Pegg, Thursday 7 April 2016 20.07 BST