Due to my commitment to the present tense, I can only make a few brief remarks here ...
If you find this web log interesting or amusing, why not overcome that habitual old inertia in order to spread it around a bit?
If you look up ‘overpopulation’ on the internet, you probably won’t be linked to this site, (why not?) but you will see a lot of sites busy arguing that overpopulation is a myth or isn’t true, etc. That of course is not only stupid but utterly crass and is an example of another human speciality: the lie.
Lies happen because humanity has no idea whatsoever of what truth is, and of course a mere idea wouldn’t have much to do with truth either, would it?
Note how much interest is presently circulating in 'artificial intelligence'? This must spring from the obvious fact that humanity's mounting technical cleverness is making it stupid, so it's looking for a new source of intelligence. Even stupider? Yes, of course, but try telling them! If you happen to live in Britain, you may well be staggered by the level of stupidity shown by government and all of its vast array of executive organs. Each day brings fresh evidence of unbelievable, seemingly willful stupidity. Yes, I know I’m repeating that word but really it’s the only one that seems perfectly tailored to fit the body of population and its management in Britain today.
Proponents of Britain’s greatness frequently brag about its long tradition of democracy, —when they’re not smugly demeaning its heroes—but that has to be a sham because the mass of the population is much too self-centred and dulled by over-indulgence to be capable of assisting the country towards wise governance. So the government does all kinds of insane things (see the news about immigration and planting Syrian refugees on the Isle of Bute!) without the slightest consultation with the people. High-handed, or what? The so-called representatives of the people seem mostly too concerned with maintaining their own position and privileges, so the people are left with endless shopping, grumbling about it all in front of their plasma screens and burdening the nearly overwhelmed national health service. And getting fatter and fatter. Disgusting? You bet. Are not these degenerate cultural traits perfect spiritual fodder for the murderous, oh-so-pure and righteous fanatics of Islam?
The principal broadcasting company (the BBC) should be able not only to entertain the swelling masses but to educate them about their country, its traditions and importantly, its language. But mainly, it rocks the worst kind of noise and nonsense around the clock and promotes a feeble, ugly sounding mishmash of dialects to represent the English language. It’s a real shame that it has no pleasant-sounding version of English to broadcast to the world.
So what’s this all about? It’s about ACKNOWLEDGMENT. Acknowledgment of the state of affairs without defence or argument. Without quibble. And where might that lead me? You won’t find out until you do it!