Thursday, 7 November 2019

Better a hypocrite who admits it


7th November
Better a hypocrite that admits it than a denier who pretends that everything’s fine and attacks climate protestors for not being consistent in their reasoning - ‘celeb actors who fly into protests’, ‘ it’s alright for you, your middle class and can afford the time to protest, excuse me I’ve got to get to work’. Well the whole world is hypocritical- we have created wonderful things, we have an advanced society, yes,we’ve never had it so good, but all good things come at a cost and(blunt fact)natural resources are running out, ( blunt fact) our success is dependent on plastic and its choking us, and climate change is happening, walls don’t make any difference, ideologies, political systems whether capitalist socialist don’t make any difference.

We are all hypocrites. There are no big overnight solutions. admit it. But we can’t give into depression and doom. It’s there but we carry on, aware, step by step, loving, aware it’s probably too late but er so what. Parents are guardians of our children and have to stay cheerful fun and alive. When has humanity not been in crisis? On we go ! Embrace your inner hypocrite! It’s the only way!

Monday, 21 October 2019

Sensing the Zone of Possible Agreement. Analog vs the digital

 This is one of the ways the digital world is fucked up because things are not either zero or one black or white. Agreement  tends to happen in the analog world when there is a little bit of this a little bit of that and I see what you mean but say can you see what I mean yes okay well we both see what each other means. Compromise and sensitivity .maybe digital cannot sniff out and head towards zones of possible agreement

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Breaking Habits


That’s  the thing about being laidback and accepting- you can just accept habitual behaviour and never grow. It becomes entirely reactive. Not that compulsive breaking of habit is the goal- it can be meaningless and neurotic, but recognising when a habitual behaviour is redundant and then adapting is a good thing

Sunday, 1 September 2019

change

How things morph but
 stay the same
How, when big change occurs
what survives 
 is always a surprise
 but is the essence
in a new form
new life on an old way
springs out

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Tightening


I  was so happy when work and love took me to the US. I fell in love and stayed there for some years.  Maybe it’s naive of me and being an apolitical creature, I was not really bothered. But now I am. Now it is behaving just as small minded as any other of the older western democracies that people fled from to find their dream and freedom. It’s increasingly redundant in the modern world, tightening, tightening, tightening. Paranoid, perceiving potential enemies every where, with its antiquated crazy gun laws and it’s old colonial nationalistic feel closing its borders, paranoid about foreigners all those things which America used to stand against are like cancerous growths growing on an old body, racist, bigoted, looking away from the rest of the world. The good people increasingly marginalised and dare not speak their mind so they get on with their lives and hope things are going to change, the critical people are bullied as unpatriotic. 
I hope I'm being overdramatic. Maybe this a blip until the next election when the US will balance itself. Let’s hope so. Mind you, I’m from Brexit UK, so I've got no excuse ... 
It makes me ilI to thinking about it makes me ill. I resent the distraction.  I’m just going to wear my new hat. It fits me. I I like it


Thursday, 1 August 2019

PC or pragmatic?

TooPC? or pragmatic?

Pragmatism vs principle?
There was a report of Boris in N.Ireland yesterday of  a council member who didn't recognise the Queen and who found honouring the British State offensive so they paid him to walk past the queen's portrait in the house. This was quoted by some as the height of PC stupidity. But if it resulted in easing the tensions in NI and helped save lives  and end violence then it was not ' PC gone mad' but pragmatic. If PC happens in an ivory tower its an intelllectual exercise then maybe its criticisable and in some cases extreme- but if it eases his way to work where things get dealt with then why  not?
 how close to the conflict, how close to the reality it addresses, is it?

Sunday, 21 July 2019

On the Other Hand ...

But on the other hand...
There is always another point of view
That come from my mother
It always comes from wanting to be fair, to seeing both side of the argument
but the result is inaction and self sabotage
paralysis, self hypnosis by argument

BUT ON THE OTHER HAND...
is a Self Block book
A new genre we’ve had Self Help..
Now there's Self Block
Now, how to sabotage your sincerest efforts