Sunday, 13 April 2008

I’m sorry I don’t speak Celtic…. There’s tasty!

Wonderful Welsh humour line in Dr Who’s latest episode that is one of the best entertainment programmes ever produced. I’ve been a fan since William Hartnell first appeared. He was a lot more edgy than David Tennant’s incarnation. Adding Catherine Tate as the companion is a masterstroke. I was a huge fan of her beforehand as I think she is a comic actress of the highest order.

Dr Who is pure escapism entertainment at it’s best and it’s nice to just get away from the serious stuff for a bit.

Unfortunately there is more serious stuff around at the moment than I’ve ever known as capitalist greed produces some of its worst global excesses.

I am ashamed of England at the moment lead as we are by a Scottish accountant who knows the cost of everything but the value of nothing.

We have a global food crisis on our hands brought about by the conversion of food crops to bio fuel crops in the name of saving us from global warming. More like let’s reduce the power of the oil producing states by producing fuel from plants. OK we then haven’t got enough food to go around but who cares we’ve saved the planet. Nice eh?

Meanwhile lets make sure we have lots of nice guns and other military equipment to play with and that’ll make the world a safer and nicer place whilst we rip off the developed world by yet more inventive get rich quick money scams. The current financial market crisis gets more financial support than any human being in need of food to survive.

My Mum used to say the problem is men rule the world as women would not make such a mess and she was right.

Underneath the horrors of global capitalist exploitation lives a more fundamental evil the domination of women. We see this every day now in the poor souls forced to dress in “religious” approved clothing to satisfy the control instincts of men. The burka and all it symbolises is an affront to freedom and liberty for women everywhere.

I saw this picture on the BBC web site and found it most distressing. It symbolises all that is wrong in this world. The woman scrabbles in the dirt, in her approved clothing to salvage some food for her family whilst the soldier smirks in male superiority.

It mustn’t stay like this women must change the world…

The greatness of a nation consists not so much in the number of its people or the extent of its territory as in the extent and justice of its compassion.

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