Saturday, 15 December 2018

HMS BREXIT




As HMS Brexit
sailed out to sea
On board was the detritus
Of you and yes me,

Wailing and gnashing
Our teeth in despair
That Jacob Rees-Mogg
Was not suffering there?

For he’d skipped the boat,
And was sitting comfortably
On a large pile of money
But no not you,
or indeed me?

Instead we were wallowing
Hip deep in shit
As the boat sank beneath us
The Tramp Steamer;
HMS Brexshit.



Saturday, 10 November 2018

The Poppy Brigade.



We send our valiant young
Into harms way,
Then abandon them
when they return,
Forgetting the price they pay.

Oh sure, you virtue wear your poppies,
Well at least - for a week!
But the rest of the year?
You turn your faces,
And of them you do not speak.

Fellowship on this sceptered isle
Is as dead!
Our glorious young discarded,
As the elite rich get richer
By theft and usury,
Our heroes?
Disregarded!

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

The Prison Guards.



If you refuse to speak out against any form of injustice because of what it might possibly cost you when challenged by those who practice or enable injustice, then you are not free; and certain it is - that you are not ‘brave’?

In point of fact - you are imprisoned by chains more powerful and more menacing than any jail a Dictator might shut you in - - with the added bonus for the Tyrant; that your imprisonment costs them almost nothing.

This is the pusillanimous nature of today’s Middle Classes and, why they refuse to stand in fellowship and fidelity with those being oppressed into oblivion by the rich whom, far despising, they yearn to emulate!

In truth - today’s bourgeoisie, holding on to their materialistic and conventional attitudes as if for dear life - are less than slaves; for a slave at least yearns for freedom.  They however, have abandoned all such pretence.

Instead they have become as unpaid Prison Guards, an instrument of the oppressor; forever standing sentinel over their own timorous souls as the poor serve out a life sentence in a Dystopia - that can only ever exist because of their mewling cowardice.

Better they had never lived at all.


Resist.

Kanjin Tor

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Those Damned Corbynistas?




When (so called) moderate centrist politicians and their followers scream out the word “Corbynistas” in their Tweets and other media - they are acting no differently to how Demagogues have always acted.

They use the word ‘Corbynista’ in exactly the same way large sections of the media in past times hurled about such words as ‘Trotskyite’ and or ‘Commie’.

These so called Centrists consistently use the term ‘Corbynista’ as all such McCarthy types have done throughout human history, as an insult, and to instil unthinking fear into people because ‘fear’ is all they have and fear works.


Mass fear is easy to achieve, all you need to do is use a few key phrases, attach those phrases to a single key word, and ‘hey presto’ - through constant repetition, the word becomes a synonym for something hateful.


By-the-by: even if what they are saying is patently stupid, it does not matter.  Through repetition a lie soon becomes accepted truth.


This then are the reasons that these types have adopted the word ‘Corbynistas’, as their rallying call to the fearful, the weak-minded, the cowardly, the bigots!


Of course; they used to do this same shit to Black people (and Jewish People) but such rallying cries have in today’s modern world become unpopular and, are generally understood by the masses to be the language of the Demagogue?


So now; needing a new scapegoat and a new rallying call to keep themselves current, they have tried very – very hard, to misappropriate the Jewish Plight as their own (it isn’t and never will be despite all their claims) and used this as a tool to attack their most feared enemy – a man who will see an end to their demagoguery – “Jeremy Corbyn.”


I challenge you to go on Twitter right now and look at their Tweets.

There you will see a plethora of rabid Tweets on their various timelines with the word ‘Corbynistas’ attached to some imagined great crime so oft repeated - as to make it seem that Jeremy Corbyn is the Devil himself.


Again - they do this because these people know that fear works and, if they can make the word itself seem to represent, through constant repetition, all that is bad in the world, many people without the time or intellect to think, will rally to their cause, but none of these people can be counted as good and moral.

Let Germany be your guide in how you view their Tweets.

How they treat others, how they denigrate others, how they practice foul calumny against good decent people in the name of their bigoted cause is in no way different to how the population of Germany bought into the Nazi ideology of hate.

This is how Demagogues have always turned people against others who intend them no harm!


So the next time you see a (so called) moderate centrist politician and his/her followers, scream out the word “Corbynistas” in their rancid Tweets of hate -remember; the words they really want to use are ‘Nigger’ or ‘Jew’!

And do not buy into their hate.


Resist.

Kanjin Tor


Tuesday, 24 July 2018

THE JACOBITE.




I do not personally know, nor have I ever met; Jacob William Rees-Mogg, the Honourable (alleged) Member of Parliament for North East Somerset since the 6 May 2010, and I hope I never will.   But as much as I dislike the man from afar, and everything he stands for; I cannot in all good conscience say that I do not understand nor but help have, a little sympathy for his stance on Brexit.

Now before we go on, let me here acknowledge that Rees-Mogg’s mealy mouthed rhetoric on the subject of Brexit is entirely duplicitous.  But, and it is a big but; from his point of view, I do not believe that his long held views on Brexit carry with them an inherent malice toward Europe!

Indeed; I think it only fair to say, that while I believe his odium for the Left leaning bourgeoisie and the International Labour Movement is almost rabid!  I also believe that his stance on Brexit is for entirely different motives to those of Nigel Farage – (a man who is as far as this writer is concerned, nothing less than an agent of a foreign potentate.)

Let me explain.


Jacob William Rees-Mogg was born on the 24th day of May, in the year of our Lord 1969, to a life of comfort and extreme privilege.

According to his carefully constructed ‘Self-Image Legend’, a Myth strewn liberally about the public arena numerous times over the years by The Daily Mail (and others) - Jacob William Rees-Mogg was from an early age interested in stocks and shares and, instead of playing football like lesser plebeian children might, the young Jacob Rees-Mogg was instead playing the Stock Market like a knight errant; ever seeking opportunities to prove his economic mettle, his intellectual superiority, and his moral supremacy which; according to The Daily Mail perpetuated Myth, was clearly visible for all to see at a young age?

The ‘Truth’ however is very different.


The young Jacob William Rees-Mogg had his whole life handed to him on a silver platter.  He attended Eton College and later went on to Trinity College, Oxford where he majored in two subjects, History and, being Rich and Privileged!

His father, William Rees-Mogg, later Baron Rees-Mogg; himself attended Charterhouse School; a boarding school for Britain’s so called ‘Elite’ - where young men were (and possibly still are) taught from an early age their natural superiority.
Later William attended Balliol College Oxford and, just like his father before and him, Edmund Fletcher Rees-Mogg 1889-1962 - who was already wealthy due to a fortunate ancestry; William lived most of his early life in Cholwell House; a 16th century historic manor in the parish of Cameley in North Somerset, the family home which Edmund had restored to its former glory in 1855.

Now all this reference to Jacob Rees-Mogg’s early life of privilege, may to you perhaps after Eight long years of Tory dominion, seem unfashionable?  Indeed the Arch-Betrayer Tony Blair had previously tried his damndest, along with his coterie of Neo-Liberal wannabe’s, to eradicate from our collective consciousness, the very idea of Class.  But the result of that grand deceit was David Cameron, and the catastrophe that befell us all under his dominion.

None of this is new of course.  This entire preamble is easily self-discoverable, if you but care to take the time to research Rees-Mogg?  But what is more hidden - is his phony elevation to that of a ‘Great Statesman’ and ‘Advocate of English Sovereignty’ by our National News Media outlets, a standing to which Rees-Mogg should not be entitled to, for whilst he is educated, he is not the intellectual colossus some make him out to be, nor is he even statesmanlike.


If any single phrase could best describe the persona and beliefs of Jacob William Rees-Mogg, it might best suit to identify the man as a ‘High Tory’?

For those of you who do not know; a ‘High Tory’ is a member of the upper gentry who classify themselves as ‘Traditionalist Conservatives’, and I heartily suggest to you that you go read up on - and precisely understand what both words mean, both in the archaic sense and the modern.

Today, those who adopt this self-aggrandising taxonomy of ‘High Tory’ do so to imply that they hold some sort god given ‘moral code of superiority’, a birth-right of honourable pre-eminence handed down to them, from father to son, and all the way back to 17th century.

But this self-narcissism is as misleading as it is false and, it is important for you the reader to understand here - that Names - like all words (see above) have a power of their own and, that you misapprehend their power at your peril.
In very simplistic terms – the ideals of ‘High Tories’, and importantly their loyalties; were always aligned with the Jacobite cause and their pretender to the English throne.
Indeed; many ‘High Tories’ actually took up arms and rebelled against England in pursuit of the Jacobite cause (though as we are speaking truth here – I should note that this flexible loyalty to the Stuart cause, was more about holding onto their own personal pre-eminence).

They were in effect, Traitors!


As a small aside I feel it only fair to say here, that in today’s Britain the Politically Right Minded have been programmed to hate the Political Left almost as unthinkingly as some Remainers hate Brexiteers, and vice versa.  Neither side, (bound together only by their hate for each other,) want any of us to look at our history through an unbiased prism.  After all; such critical dissections are usually prove unhelpful to either cause, and may in fact lend weight to their opponent’s argument.


The truth is of course, that Politics is a nuanced game of deceptions and half truths.  A game of patience, a game where some imagine a society of fairness and opportunity, based on egalitarian principles; and others who eschew the notion utterly, mainly because it threatens their prestige.

This then I believe; is the truth of Jacob William Rees-Mogg.

The ‘High Tories’ who support Brexit now, are acting little different today than their ancestors did prior to the Glorious Revolution; who only ever championed  that which they believed would assure for themselves, and their family, a future in which their pre-eminence in British Society would not be diminished.

It is the same today, and it is this creed of ‘self interest’ that this writer attributes to Jacob William Rees-Mogg and what drives his views on politics, and indeed on Great Britain’s social structure!

If we look at Rees-Mogg objectively without left or right bias, it is clear that his personal views on British Society are unquestionably neo-feudalist.

Indeed; looking back at some of his past unguarded statements, it is evident that his his ideological aspiration is to see England - and therefore Britain (in his mind) returned once again to a more hierarchical society, where our betters govern us from their high seats and to hell and damnation with any and all forms of egalitarianism.


Now to the stupid, this desire of Rees-Mogg may seem a thing of little import, when one considers all that is going on in the world?

I have seen many laugh it off as a quirk, portraying the man as a fool from a by-gone era, but in doing so they imperil us all for, as is historically common with all those who do not love Democracy; the very first thing these counterfeit Libertarians do when they get a smidgen of power, is to drape themselves in the holy flag of our Nation and swear by their love of ‘Country’ and vow to protect our ‘Parliamentary System of Governance’ - whilst at the same time, covertly seeking ever more ways to deny Justice, Power, and Civil Liberties to the very demos whom they clearly despise and fear!

This is not historically uncommon.

“Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel,” said Samuel Johnson on the 7th day of April, 1775; and whilst he famously never elucidated further upon why he uttered those words, I think we can all guess to his meaning. 

One needs but read only a little of human history to see this same theme repeated, over and over.

What is different now from yesteryear, is the gargantuan capability for such men and women to sway the opinion of the General Population with the various mediums of mass propaganda at their disposal, and of course; it is at their disposal - because only the very rich [until extraordinarily recent times] have ever been able to own the means of mass propaganda.

This is why Rees-Mogg’s attitudes and desires are important to us, because of context.
The Honourable (alleged) Member of Parliament for North East Somerset, is not, nor has he ever been, intent on leading our Nation to the ‘Golden Upfields’ promised by Winston Churchill.

What Rees-Mogg represents, what he secretly threatens us all with, is a past in which Wealth and Justice are in the hands of a few wicked men, whose dispensation of both charities were dependant entirely upon your servile willingness to bend your knee to their privilege as a Serf!


It must be clear to any objective person, that Rees-Mogg views himself as superior to the bourgeoisie.

Indeed he has himself said as much on a number of occasions, dismissing all criticism of his attitudes to rearing babies and changing nappies, to a modern woman’s right to choose what to do with her own body, to Gay Marriage, and yes - to openly despising all those from the left of his ultra orthodox - right wing ideology, as people who should be cast out (presumably of Great Britain) as unimportant.

In point of FACT - a version of this hatred for his fellow citizens who are left minded politically was openly lamented at his wedding day feast; where 650 of his kith & kin, his political allies, and numerous other members of his fellow gentry, gave him a tumultuously deafening round of applause at the end of his familial panegyric when he rallied the gathered throng with the Far-Right-Wing cry of: “LEFTIES, GET OUT!”
Words, Ladies and Gentlemen; have a power and meaning that you ignore at your peril.


Thus it is, believing himself and the rest of his gentrified peers as somehow holding a higher cultural benchmark than the bourgeoisie, he proclaims (as The Daily Mail Myth perpetuates) to have attained his position in life  through his intelligent commerce and courageous labour; which is of course a utterly ‘False’ and nothing more than a self-delusional paradigm.

(For clarities sake, it should be stated here that some historians claim that “High Tories tend to prefer ‘a sort of Paternal Corporatism’ and ‘Protectionism’ over modern day Neo-Liberalism” and, - though the Honourable (alleged) Member of Parliament for North East Somerset declares that he himself prefers a more free market policy; one cannot but help doubt him – particularly in lieu of his incoherency in recent months regarding Brexit and its benefits, which have all turned out to be what my old Sergeant-Major used to call “bollocks”.  I should also point out here for those who do not yet know it - that ‘The Free-Market Economy’ is never actually ‘Free’ and, is always propped up by The State by methods which can only best be described as ‘Socialistic’ in both principle and practice.  But that is a huge topic and for another day.)


The already fabulously rich (and thus deeply influential – because money talks) Jacob William Rees-Mogg, married the multi-millionaire heiress Helena de Chair, in what can only be called ‘grandeur’, in Canterbury Cathedral in 2007.

The wedding was, as I have already stated above; attended by many infamous Tory grandee’s [but not David Cameron] and the leading lights of our ancient landed gentry, and [according to some sources I’ve read] the wedding itself was almost a throwback to those medieval days, when kings and queens would unite two vying houses by marriage in order to consolidate their power & privilege.

Whatever the truth of that may be is down to conjecture alone; for I am certain neither party would ever admit to it, even if any of it were true?

What is true however, is that Jacob and Helena have certainly united and consolidated their union; spawning 6 children - all of whom have been named  -rather anachronistically - not of this age, but instead with monikers that hearken back to those medieval times, when the Rees-Mogg’s of this world ruled the rest of us by ‘divine-right’.


I point out this seemingly odd anachronism because it is one of those things which weaves' its way throughout Rees-Mogg’s life like a thread, and indeed his family’s history.

Jacob William Rees-Mogg comes from an old family, used to power and privilege, and his children will continue that!  This I believe is the man’s main drive and, why he has been consistent over the years in his pursuit of Brexit. 

For him Brexit is an opportunity to assure the continuance of his families pre-eminence in the century ahead.  And; as it was for his father, and his grandfather, and his grandfather’s sire, and all the way back to John Mogg in 1650; this drive to maintain their privilege outweighs for Jacob Rees-Mogg, all other considerations.
He wants out of Europe not because he hates the EU, (which if you are at all honest and unbiased about it you must admit, has many, many flaws) but rather instead because he fears us, the common man!

He fears us because he hates egalitarianism, because of the loss of power and prestige Equality brings; and (this is not hyperbole) The Rees-Mogg’s has witnessed this occur time and again to other prestigious families, whose ascendancy has waned since Victoria sat on the throne and workers gained some small measure of self-determination.

The EU for Jacob Rees-Moog represents the unification of the proletariat in a Pan-European movement that will inevitably see the end of him and his kind, even with all its flaws; and it is for this reason that though I loathe the man, I cannot but have a small measure of sympathy for his stance on Brexit, because from his point of view, it is entirely logical.

To his mind, such a general unification of ordinary people can only be viewed as an abomination, a terror that must be thwarted at all costs, even, as seems likely, it sends our economy into decline; possibly terminal?

When Rees-Mogg said: “The overwhelming opportunity for Brexit is over the next 50 years,” he was actually telling the only truth he’s ever spoken about Brexit.
What he neglected to say, was that the opportunity was only for himself and his kind, and not for the rest of us poor slobs who must now suffer the vicissitudes of an incompetent Brexit undertaken by the most stupid government Great Britain has ever had to endure in its long history!

What matter to him if the plebeian classes go under?  He is richer than god and, he will only ever get richer as he and his Tory Cadre of pillagers swoop up our precious NHS and other vital National Assets? [Which by-the-by is why they so despise Jeremy Corbyn, who will undoubtedly re-nationalise all our vital Utilities and Services].

What does it matter to Rees-Mogg if the price of food sky rockets?  He will barely notice; and it is doubtful that his six children will ever go hungry under such duress?

What matter to him, if our hard won worker’s rights, are again eroded to the point where employers no longer have to worry about the health and safety of their employees?

For him there is only an upside.

The people will have less power, less equality, less freedom, less money; whilst he and the rest of his kind will once more regain their utter dominance over our society, riding roughshod over our humanity as once did their forefathers!

It’s almost Jacobean..?


Kanjin Tor
24/07/2018


Thursday, 24 May 2018

Elizabeth Truss.



To be a knave
is her joy,
her maleficent words
a ghastly ploy.

To troll the decent,
and the rest?
To fool the nation
that she knows best.

When in fact
the opposite is true,
Her nature vile;
begone with you!

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Harvest Time.




Fear is the tool that all Authoritarian Governments use to subjugate the wider population.  What form that fear might take is utterly irrelevant, all that matters is that the ‘Fear is Real’, that the fear works and, that it is maintained in perpetuity.

Thus it is; when Authoritarians have at last exhausted the more subtle and subversive forms of control through the medium of News Media and printed press agencies, all that is left to them is to dive deeper into the quagmire of ‘chaos & terror’.  This then is the moment they make that final terrible leap into Totalitarianism, quickly followed by brutal repression.

This descent into Totalitarianism is inevitable and entirely predictable.  That people routinely refuse to do that particular computation is down to fear and, this fear too can be easily forecast, for there is no prescience needed to observe this unfolding reality, only courage.

Yet even this, their last bitter resort of repression must fail the authoritarian, for no matter the terror they inflict, people always learn to control their fear, even if it is ‘eventually’.

This trait, this generalised ability to overcome our own fear is part and parcel of our humanity.  To overcome our dread of their dominion and resist is universal and yes, this too easily predictable and, it always begins with our internal narrative, the questions we as individuals pose to ourselves and later in secret to others, and it is always the same question - ‘What if?’

This is why Authoritarians expend so much of their energy, time, and money on trying to control our inner narrative.  They know that if they can externalise our thought processes by focusing our minds on hating the other, then they will remain in control, and their dominion secure.  But; as we have already discussed, this ephemeral constant is something which they cannot repress forever, it is beyond them, and it is their greatest fear, they know it will and is happening, and it is what keeps them awake at night.

From the moment any Government sets its feet upon the path that leads towards Totalitarianism through any conservative ideology and beyond, the dominion of the Authoritarian is dying; the only variable that remains - is the time frame of their demise.

Once free from fear, and now thinking for themselves, people inevitably begin to realign their mental and spiritual centre towards fellowship, and it is this fellowship, our natural human tendency to love one another, that eventually spells an end to all dominion and privilege.

It takes time of course.

Normal human beings are not inclined towards violent resistance.  Indeed; this predisposition towards terror as a means of control is entirely the bailiwick of the Authoritarian.

This knowledge, this understanding that normal people shy away from violence is the key that allows the Authoritarian the time they need to seize control in the first place, and so from the very beginning they attempt to make the abnormal seem normal, the depraved seem commonplace, the perverse seem customary, and the criminal legal under the laws that they themselves write.

The descent into the depraved Totalitarianism of Germany 1932 - 1945 is predictable, indeed I have predicted it many, many times.

Totalitarianism offers the weak minded and the spiritually enfeebled a purpose, a cause, a credo, a divine foundation if you will; and it is this foundation that they use to prop up their failing psyche.  Now; such people may seem to the casual observer, to be strong both in physique and in the body politic, but in reality as we can see from above, it is a foundation stone set in quicksand that will inevitably topple.

In Hungary the people have succumbed to their base desires and, placed into power men and women of such depravity that I cannot herein be bothered to waste my valuable time explaining the true nature of their wickedness, but I will say this.

Here in The United Kingdom of Great Britain, dark forces whose desires for a Totalitarian Regime are on the march.  From The Daily Mail to The Sun to The BBC Newsrooms, the agenda of the far-right is being pushed. Extreme Alt-Right Voices are routinely being championed.  The Murdoch Empire and their Conservative counterparts are attempting daily, to make the abnormal seem normal, the depraved seem commonplace, the perverse seem customary, and the criminal legal, as they write for themselves Laws which serve only the Super Rich.

I have said many times, “We reap that which we sow”.  In Hungary, the people have placed into power a ‘far-right extremist Anti-Semite’ and, I fear that they might soon be reaping a bitter harvest.
In the UK, the forces which placed this wicked man into power in Hungary are trying to do the same here.  Conservative Doctrine has sunk so low, and has become so depraved that now it has nowhere to go but ever deeper into the quagmire of Chaos & Terror. 

This may seem to your mind to be mere hyperbole but I assure you, it has already begun with our Disabled Citizenry.

The descent into barbarism has begun.  Tories have for eight years voiced opinions which to any unbiased observer would not appear any less fascistic than those voiced by Eichmann, Hitler, Goebbels, and Himmler.

These Conservatives have stated that some books are not ‘English Enough’.  They have openly suggested that ‘some Jews are not the right kind of Jews’.  They have claimed ‘we have nothing to fear if we have nothing to hide’.  They have done away with the - ‘absolute right to trial by due process’ and the - ‘absolute right to representation’.  They have routinely made spurious and totally fabricated claims about the Leader of her Majesty’s loyal opposition.  They have practiced regular calumny against vast swathes of the general public, their fellow countrymen.  They have continually attacked our Unions, our workers rights and attempted to make our natural urge to unify seem perverse.  They have besmirched and levelled hate against Journalists not aligned to their dogma, even removing them from their positions when they have reported truth rather than their carefully constructed fiction. They have reduced funding for anything which might raise the common man up, and yes, even the Arts are suffering – at least the Arts not aligned to their vision of the world.  And lastly but by no means all in the litany of their criminality, the ‘Persecution of the weak and vulnerable’ is now practiced as commonplace.

Ladies & Gentlemen, a storm is coming and we have seen its like before.  Our parents fought to the death this demon, and whether or not you care to admit it, you all know its name.  It is time we collectively seized our courage and cast out these purveyors of hate, these ministers of misery, these criminals who deem all of us less than pigs on the farm.  They have terrorised over 120,000 of our fellow citizens into early graves and they continue with this Program of Persecution with unfettered glee - yet even now, millions of people around our nation refuse to look, instead focusing on this thing called Brexit or some other equally manufactured distraction as another disabled person is murdered by callous policy.

You may think yourself safe, protected by your wares and wealth from their evil, but you’re not.  Your cowardice will yet see you dead.  Untiy & fellowship is our only survival, everything else is horsepiss!

“We reap that which we sow” and the harvest is nearly full grown...

Resist.

KT.


Tuesday, 3 April 2018

The Golden Rule.




No man is an Iland, intire of itselfe; every man
is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine;
if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe
is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as
well as if a Manor of thy friends or of thine
owne were; any mans death diminishes me,
because I am involved in Mankinde;
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.

-         - John Donne: 1624.

Here in the comfort of our carefully constructed society, it is hard perhaps for ordinary people going about their daily business to remember the lessons Hannah Arendt spoke of in her book report ‘Eichmann in Jerusalem – The Banality of Evil’.

But, and it is a big but; I would suggest to all of you, that no book is more relevant to the current political climate here in the United Kingdom of Great Britain than her now classic dissection of Obersturmbannführer Otto Adolf Eichmann’s character, during his trial in Jerusalem 1961.

In Germany prior to and during the Second World War, 1932 – 1945; Adolf Hitler’s word was above even the law itself. 

This principle, so ardently pursued by the Nazi’s as ‘Policy’ throughout their murderous regime, was called Führerprinzip.  Now this term, this principle ‘Führerprinzip’ did not in fact originate from the Nazi apparatus.  Instead it was first coined by the German aristocrat turned philosopher, Hermann von Keyserling.  His central claim was that some people which he called ‘gifted’ were ‘born to rule.’

I think already, that those of you with a brain cell can see the inherent problems with this, but let us delve into the ideology just a little deeper. 

This idea of a ‘supreme leader born to rule’ stemmed from a then contemporaneous belief floating around at the time called ‘Social Darwinism.’   This was a term oft used to refer to the various theories which arose in the latter half of the 19th century that tried to apply Darwin’s ‘evolutionary model’ of ‘natural selection’ to our human society.

The whole premise is of course rank and so full of holes, that even a monkey from Darwin’s tree of life could pull it apart; and yet, and isn’t it always thus, it is this central belief that ‘some people are better than others’ which so many people from all walks of life believe so vehemently, and particularly so, in right wing political spheres.

Eichmann claimed during his trial, that he had ‘always tried to follow Immanuel Kant’s ‘Categorical imperative’ which denotes an “absolute and unconditional requirement that must be obeyed in all circumstances and, is justified as an end in of itself.”  But as Hannah Arendt noted, Eichmann had taken the wrong lesson from Kant, missing out on perhaps its most crucial of essentials, 'The Golden Rule’, a human imperative that is so universal as to be part of all Religions & Philosophies in one form or another and, one by which I personally try hard live by,  - “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!”

This then is ‘The Golden Rule,’ and it is a rule so sadly lacking in our modern day society as to make the very word ‘Society’ seem as nothing more than a hollow vessel into which, we pour all our hate and all our scorn for those less fortunate than ourselves.

Our idea of society is so corrupted it is nothing more than a tired cliché.  We use this bland now meaningless phrase to soften the perception we have of ourselves.
‘I cannot be evil because I donate money to Children in Need once a year ’and ‘I cannot be corrupted because I watch BBC Question time, I know what’s going on!’ Voting for Conservatives who openly pursue Racist Policies does not make me a Racist?

Then; as you stuff another plastic bag of plastic bound rubbish into your dustbin, you look with disdain across the road to where a wheelchair bound fellow human being barely surviving on benefits, struggles through our intemperate weather towards the foodbank on his crutches, to accept some small measure of ‘Societies Mercy’ and mumble to yourselves 'blasted scroungers'.



Some of the very first victims of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, beyond the murder of former allies during the night of the long knives, were not merely the Jews,  (as if that wasn’t bad enough)?

In point of fact, the vast majority of humans murdered in the early phase of the Nazi Dominion, were ordinary Germans who just happened to have the great misfortune to be ‘Disabled’ as  Nazism rose to power.
 
The Nazi’s called this particular part of their genocidal plan to purify the Germanic Race, and thus rid themselves of ‘Undesirables’, - Aktion T4.
 
The rather boring and inoffensive term ‘Aktion T4’ was so named for the street address of the Chancellery department on Tiergartenstraße 4 in Berlin, set up specifically to carry out their ‘Involuntary Euthanasia Program’ of infirm people.  In other words 'The Murder of humans that the Nazis deemed unworthy of life.'

Now, I stress this point of the Chancellery address, because it is more important today than at any other time since the Second World War for ordinary people here in Great Britain to understand; that it is behind such banal and inoffensive political terminology (Aktion T4) that a policy of utter evil can be created and hidden away in plain sight.

Today this ‘camouflage of evil’ has been perfected by mealy-mouthed politicians who espouse the grand façade of ‘Helping the People.’  Yet strangely, and despite their sincere sounding words, it is always as it ever was, the weakest and most vulnerable in ‘Society’ who suffer the most egregiously under the half-hidden hatreds of such authoritarians.

This Rule of Hate is true in every country run by ‘Elites’.  The title that they give themselves is irrelevant because the ideology is always the same – ‘I am better than you, so I will judge your life because I have all the power.’

Social Darwinism indeed.

Thus it was that after an all too brief ‘Medical Examination’, these poor unfortunate souls were granted a ‘Mercy Killing’ [Gnadentod] by the Nazis and done away with.

Some mercy...


If you are feeling rather uncomfortable right now and thinking to yourself,  'This sounds all too familiar’ remember - ‘all fascists believe they have a right to make judgement's about the lives of those weaker or more vulnerable than themselves.’

It should also be noted here, that the Nazi Government was easily able to find ‘doctors’ and other so called professionals [Quislings] keen to implement their genocide and, that between September 1939 and mid 1941 these people, all of whom were Germans, murdered some 70,000+ disabled people for no crime whatsoever other than being ‘incurably disabled.’

This period of the Holocaust was particularly nasty considering how many of their victims were children. 

Now these ‘Mercy Killings’ were implemented by a variety of means which ranged from hanging children, gassing children with carbon monoxide in the back of trucks, (a precursor to their more industrial killing in gas chambers later on in the war) suffocating children, and my particular favourite method of murdering children, by injecting carbolic acid directly into the hearts of these disabled children so they could watch them scream.

Think about that for a moment. 

The Nazis injected acid into children’s hearts and then called their murders   ‘A Mercy’.

'The more defenceless the victim is, the more pleasure a sadist derives.'

This brutal axiom is true with all sadists, and, ladies and gentlemen, the Nazis were sadists and it seems sickeningly apt therefore, that utterly defenceless disabled children were their ultimate victim of choice.


Now, as bad as all this was, and it was truly horrific, the Nazis were only just getting started. 

By the end of the Second World War in 1945 the Nazis had managed to massacre six million Jewish people; 1.5 million of whom were children.

They also slaughtered at least 100,000 Romani people and butchered between 2 to 3 million Russian prisoners of war and somewhere between 1.8 million, to1.9 million, Polish prisoners of war. 

And all this slaughter, all of it was down to the simple fact that the ‘Master Race’, this so called ‘Elite’ of humanity, considered everybody else as nothing more than Untermenschen. [Sub-Humans].  They of course also murdered other ‘Undesirables’, such as homosexuals, various religious groups, and of course, black people.  But let us get back to the disabled.


By WW2's close, the number of disabled people slaughtered by the Nazis, had risen to approximately 150,000 human beings. 

Some reports after the war put this figure of murdered disabled people even higher, but by then (I believe) so many people had been slaughtered by the Nazi Killing Machine, that the fate of Germany's disabled citizens became almost a sideshow, forgotten by most until recent years. 

This can be forgiven I suppose, after all - the numbers of the dead is simply too large scale for normal sane humans to fully comprehend.  The full horror of Auschwitz, Sobibór, Mauthausen, and all the rest; almost too incomprehensible for decent human beings to get a mental handle on.

Or at least, so history would have you believe.


What the Nazis did to the European Jewish community, and all the rest of their victims, was undeniably horrific.  But I believe now, that our own reaction to this horrific infamy is equally damnable.

MOST Nazis escaped justice.

FACT.

Not an opinion.

FACT.

We also now know that most Nazis were actively enabled by the Allies to escape justice.

FACT.

Oh yes, there were a few show trials to be sure; and to make us all feel good about ourselves we even hanged a few prominent Nazis.  But the bitter truth is, that the vast majority of those who carried out their atrocious slaughter, walked away scot free, to re-enter civilian life almost exactly where they had left off, many indeed taking up positions of influence and power within the then two separate Germany’s.

This notion that the Allies won the war and then punished the evildoers is a myth.
 
This Myth is in its own way a stupendous crime and, it is perhaps because of our collective denial of our own conduct towards these mass murderers, and our culpability in enabling the VAST MAJORITY of Nazis to escape justice that has led to certain monstrous voices today, to openly claim that the Holocaust never happened and, allows some to push their anti-Semitism into the public domain where it is taken up, not by the Left, but largely by the political right who believe as they always have 'that they are born to rule over us untermenchen'.


This absolute Truth is why today, here in the United Kingdom of Great Britain, our own Extremist Right Wing Government feels it is only ‘right and proper’to once again 'openly victimise our disabled citizens' and lay claim that they are ‘HELPING DISABLED PEOPLE’.

This is what Fascists believe and it is Fascism ladies and gentlemen.

These rancid racist scum deem others less worthy of life than they.  They label ‘others’ as threats and demonise them in their vile propaganda news sheets and, make judgements about the lives of our most vulnerable citizens and, all too many people buy into it.

Hannah Arendt even commentated on this reality, she said...

“Under conditions of terror most people will comply but some people will not, just as the lesson of the countries to which the Final Solution was proposed is that "it could happen" in most places but it did not happen everywhere.  Humanly speaking, no more is required, and no more can reasonably be asked, for this planet to remain a place fit for human habitation.”

Arendt mentions, as a particular case in point, what happened in Denmark.  She said...

“It was not just that the people of Denmark refused to assist in implementing the Final Solution, as the peoples of so many other conquered nations had been persuaded to do (or had been eager to do) — but also, that when the Third Reich cracked down and decided to do the job itself, it found that its own personnel in Denmark had been infected by this refusal and were unable to overcome their human aversion with the appropriate ruthlessness, as their peers in more cooperative areas had.”


So I feel compelled to ask you...

“How long before those who rule us once again grant those of us who are disabled, a Gnadentod?  How long before Jews, Romani’s; Homosexuals, Muslim’s, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Black People, and Disabled Children, are once again rounded up and sent to euphemistically named ‘Work Camps’ for Resettlement?”

If you live in the United Kingdom and posses any sense of honour, if you have any courage at all, then all you need do is to stop and ask a disabled person for the answer?  They will, I am certain; tell you in very simply and honest language, ‘that it has already begun’.

Our own government passes judgement on the lives of disabled people every day and lay claim “We are helping disabled people,” when quite the reverse is factually and easily verifiably true.

And the worst part of all this, is that millions of so called ordinary people who believe themselves to be ‘good, decent, incorruptible folks are, as in Germany 1932 -1945, deliberately turning a blind eye to their evil and are even ‘knowingly enabling’ this Government to continue with their vicious pogrom of hatred towards disabled people.



Ladies and Gentlemen it always starts with the vulnerable.

The propaganda which turns the minds of ordinary people into hating the ‘Other’ is the but the first in a series of steps taken as a deliberate political choice for greater power and privilege to be centralised in that hands of a extremist political elite, and it always ends in a reign of terror, but you are not powerless to stop it.

Remember Hannah Arendt, remember Eichmann, remember Denmark, and remember the Elitists are not as powerful as their own arrogance allows, for as Mahātmā Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi said...

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”

So when our right wing extremists in power use officialese to abstractly victimise the next disabled person in your community, when they use Policy to terrorise the vulnerable, the meek, the individual?  When they use their super rich tax dodging friends to collectively smear whole sections of our ‘Society’ in their rancid propaganda News and Media outlets, as they steal the wealth of our nation for themselves, remember what ‘Society’ truly stands for.

‘UNITY.’

Remember too John Donne’s meditation, and remember always ‘The Golden Rule’...

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”


And lastly, and this above all things, remember this last warning I give to you.

"In Nazi Germany everybody got an armband except the Disabled.  They had already been killed."

Resist.


K.T.


Wednesday, 14 March 2018

STEPHEN





He saw beyond our earthly cares,
and took with imagined wings;
Rising to the sky to sing
of Infinity - Earth and Sky.

He careened amongst the stars,
from the confines of his talking chair,
to far flung blackened holes where he’d roam,
to solve the mystery’s of this Life,
and share with happy prose, his loves and life and hopes.

And now into the swirling mists of Time he’s passed,
all cares and woe behind,
and see at last, all things unknown to us,

In the sanctity of his great mind.


For Stephen Hawking



Thursday, 15 February 2018

The Return of McCarthyism




We are all of us descended from men of Oak.

We ordinary men stood at Agincourt and defeated a Nobles Army.  At Waterloo my forefathers stood in ‘line and square’ and defeated the great Dictator Napoleon.  It was the ordinary man who won the future in 1939 – 1945 and secured Democracy, not the rich, not the Lords and Ladies, and certainly not the Kings. 

The great Edward R. Murrow wrote the following about the horrifying threat to ‘Democracy’ that ‘McCarthyism’ represented.

“We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men.”

Today; here in the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Rupert Murdoch has attempted to use his Newspaper ‘The Sun’ to besmirch the name of a good man by branding him with unproved and tenuous association a COMMUNIST and sadly and all too rapidly, other News Media like the BBC and LBC have jumped on board this ‘McCarthy Style Witch Hunt Train of Unreasoned Hate’ in order to confuse the minds of ordinary men and women in their continual diabolical attempts to confound the hopes of a younger generation for better world for their children.

We are all of us born from Men of Oak, and I say to Rupert Murdoch and his entire ilk, “that it is they, the Industrialists, the Capitalists, the men and women who pay NO TAX and support our society in NO WAY who are the 5th columnists that we British Men and Women have to be alert against.  It is they who are the real threat to Democracy and not the ordinary men and women on the streets who protest their random vilification's, their hateful plotted McCarthyism, their hacking of phones of dead Servicemen and children, their Tax Dodging schemes, their desperate political machinations to hold on to their ill-gotten power and privilege, their un-British attacks on Jewish People, on Muslim People, on Black People, on Immigrants, on our Neighbours in Europe who have fought valiantly side by side with us ‘twice’ in the last hundred years against the Fascist Principles that Rupert Murdoch and all his ilk hold so dear.

My old Regimental Sergeant Major would have branded Rupert Murdoch and all his kind “Cowards who would never put themselves on the line for a comrade.”

He would have spat then and moved on, but this was his view of Platform 5 motherfuckers, but he would have been wrong to ignore the threat Murdoch poses and so may I say on behalf of all thinking men and women who have actually fought for this country – and I paraphrase another man’s rebuttal of your McCarthyism here...

“You've done enough Mr. Murdoch. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?”