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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Anti-Natalism Essay Ahoy

The more I have blogged,
the more I have used up my opinions,
and used up every fresh angle on a subject
which I might refresh myself and my readers with,
until I have come feel that every thought seems tired.

The agendas set by the media don't help.
All that anger and despair at events
that require something calmer
if anything positive and win-win
is to be wrung out of the future.

So for today please accept this link
to a long but succinct piece of writing
which is much better than anything
I am presently able to produce, here.  

Friday, 20 October 2017

The Peacetime Experience

1-Economic depressions come round once a decade,
this is as stable as any peacetime economy ever gets.

2-The unstable money rarely affects everyone
but is felt second hand by anyone who reads the news.

3-the unstable money usually hits those
with the least in the first place,
but the scary headlines are good
for frightening the rest by telling them
of experiences they can be glad
they never have to endure.

4-This makes an economically repressive
government seem attractive to many at the time.
Whoever poverty hurts hardest and most,
they are the scapegoat fit for purpose
who the voters believe should suffer.
If they are not strong enough to endure,
then by the time this is discovered
it will be too late to restore
long gone future fortunes.

Let future governments apologize for histories
they could not be possibly be responsible for.

Personal depressions will make up
a large part of the effects on the one in four
who live with mental health problems,
partly as a result of 'economic climate',
who at any one time the healthier
three in four will have to observe them.   

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Poverty, Wealth And Quotations

John Berger (1926-2017) was more an art critic 
and social commentator than a political commentator.
Nonetheless the above comment holds true-
many of the the richest people in the world 
actively dislike meeting meeting poor people 
and believe that the air that the rich breathe
 is different to the air that the poor have to choke on.   

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Outside And Inside

'Know thyself' is the command we follow
when we look after our outward appearance
by taking care even more about what gets inside of us.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Never Knowing

what the time is,
and never caring,
is as near as we get
to being as naked as animals,
and as welcoming of life,
with a natural body-clock,
as anyone could ever be. 

Sunday, 15 October 2017