God help you if men find you sexy, at least I’m not in Egypt, or India, or a Muslim country
That’s why I give thanks that I live in Britain. And that we are not steeped in pre-biblical traditionalism
That I wasn’t given away after my first period, to a strange family to begin breeding, cooking and cleaning for people I’d never met before, without my permission
And so my concerns are that with allowing so many eastern-immigrant and third-world countrymen into Britain without any kind of social, cultural, educational, orientational, integrational introductions…
As in a ‘heads-up’ concerning the Celebration of the emancipation and protection for women already domiciled in the United Kingdom
That they may bring with them their limited beliefs and a general disregard for women as lowly subservient, second-class citizens
Whom in their mind’s eye amount to nothing more than an object, or a possession
Bound by loyalty to centuries-old religious doctrines and cultural traditions, that without the proper preparation, adjustment, or decompression, that we as a nation risk application, maybe even transgression
Unless a nationwide awareness of feminism is acquired, an understanding that a deep respect for the independence and equality of women and girls, is already well established in the United Kingdom
What we need are free drop-in classes in English (the world’s Esperanto) and maths as this is necessary for the daily influx of new people, to bring everyone who may have missed out up to the same level
And community crèche facilities so that women can utilise their educations and have families without sacrificing their careers
Because the common illusion is that Britain can go back to how it once was, when it was great, when women stayed at home and only the men went out to work but Britain can never go backwards, it can only move forwards
We can’t go back in time, to a time when there was less world-crisis, less war, and less diversity, for there is more now than ever before, and pretending it’s not out there wont make it magically disappear
And I’m wondering how Britain can still be so Great? Having fractured the concept of social inclusion in preference of class segregation, by dismantling the NHS and making education inaccessible…. but maybe it’s not too late…?
To redefine the meaning of unity beyond the boundaries of the European community
Utilise this as an opportunity, to build global unity, turning ignorance around
Before the destablisation of the GB Pound drives our country even deeper into the ground
Because Britain is not a separate entity, no one country is, nor, no one person an island
Everything and everyone is inextricably interconnected, because separation is an illusion, a construct of the mind
For we are still one blue planetin the middle of infinity with nowhere else to go
This is ‘home‘, and therefore ‘Unity Consciousness‘ is the only way forwards, individuals as a collective, together
What we should be doing is regarding the sustainability of Nature as the way forwards to invest, for without nature we are nothing!
And how is the disunion of Britain and the dissolution of the EU going to help the dwindling population of the Lions, and the Rhinos, or the elephants, or the Limas, and the bees, and all the other endangered species…
Plus the en-mass deforestation, at the rate of two football pitches per second, we lose an area the size of New Jersey every year, to consumerism, (all trees are agents of anti-pollution, a major source of oxygen, and their roots also lock in moisture into the land)
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also known as the Pacific trash vortex, spans waters from the West Coast of North America to Japan. The patch is actually comprised of the Western Garbage Patch, located near Japan, and the Eastern Garbage Patch, located between the U.S. states of Hawaii and California.
These areas of spinning debris are linked together by the North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone, located a few hundred kilometers north of Hawaii. This convergence zone is where warm water from the South Pacific meets up with cooler water from the Arctic. The zone acts like a highway that moves debris from one patchto another.
It is commonly assumed that the world’s water supply is huge and infinite. This assumption is false. Available fresh water represents less than half of 1 percent of the world’s total water stock. The rest is sea water, or inaccessible in ice caps, ground water and soil. Crucially, this supply is finite.
And fishless oceans by 2048, where fish mistake degraded plastic for planton to feed on, and also of which there are 500+ toxic ‘Deadzones’ caused by animal sewage from factory farms, (instead of closed-loop farms), piped directly into the sea (instead of being used as fertilizer on crops), where nothing can live or grow:
Overfishing, habitat loss, climate change (yes), and pollution are driving numbers of most species into a faster and faster decline.
Everything in the ocean plays a vital role – think of it like the greatest balancing act ever, and everything involved depends on everything else to stay in sync.
“A large and increasing proportion of our population lives close to the coast,” said Worm. “The loss of services such as flood control and waste detoxification can have disastrous consequences.” As creatures that walk on land, we need the ocean pretty damn badly. But, “if biodiversity continues to decline,” says Beaumont, “the marine environment will not be able to sustain our way of life. Indeed, it may not be able to sustain our lives at all.”
And a massive hole in the Ozone, of which methane pollution is more problematic than emissions from all transportation combined, which also lingers in the atmosphere for up to 150 yrs, etcetera, etc.
Not forgetting the space junk that’s colliding, exploding and falling to Earth, (no it wasn’t a comet)
All human-made space objects result from the near-5000 launches since the start of the space age. About 65% of the catalogued objects, however, originate from break-ups in orbit – more than 240 explosions – as well as fewer than 10 known collisions. Scientists estimate the total number of space debris objects in orbit to be around 29 000 for sizes larger than 10 cm, 670 000 larger than 1 cm, and more than 170 million larger than 1 mm.Any of these objects can cause harm to an operational satellite. For example, a collision with a 10 cm object would entail a catastrophic fragmentation of a typical satellite, a 1 cm object will most likely disable a spacecraft and penetrate the International Space Station shields, and a 1 mm object could destroy subsystems. Scientists generally agree that, for typical satellites, a collision with an energy-to-mass ratio exceeding 40 J/g would be catastrophic. Source –http://www.forbes.com/sites/jillianscudder/2016/01/06/astroquizzical-space-debris/#5cc7326f3ec6
While everyone is just worrying and thinking about themselves, as we steadily turn our beautiful Planet Earth, our Garden of Eden, into a living hell
All our nations including the UK, the USA and European countries have been built on corruption and lies, that’s nothing new but surely in order to move forwards, these systems need restructuring with new improved values, so that they work in better more flexible ways, rebuilding them from the inside, bolting on each new section of the vision as one goes along… Thinking global not local
For when one votes from the perspective of ‘the self’ without taking into consideration the future of the collective, (ie) the whole nation, and how our nations effect other nations, and how everything is inter-connected just like the ecosystem, the unexpected and the unanticipated happens
Personally what I feel is needed are more active women in the community, who think and act like Jo Cox, from a humanitarian perspective, who live normal lives yet go the extra mile
It’s got nothing to do with lending one’s allegiance to a ‘Red’, ‘Green’ or ‘Blue’ party, competing just creates more division, it’s time now to try co-operation, and cross-party negotiation
Because it’s more to do with uniting one’s inner-self with the Energy of all creation to develop a softer internal dialogue and in turn cultivating self-love and self-worth, from a perspective of compassion, acceptance, forgiveness and tolerance, thus becoming whole on the inside, in order to contribute to the collective whole planet on the outside, making a difference by fulfilling one’s true potential
Integrity begins from within
Just like Peace and Unity begins within one’s own cranium
Hoodwinked by the stars in the eyes of the ‘American Dream’
Sleep-walking, through the ‘Red Stripe’ and the ‘Lucky Strike’
And the killing-fields of green
Stained with the invisible blood of Mother’s sons, now laid to rest
Faceless soldiers who fought their damnedest
Now planted like seeds at regular intervals
With line after line and row upon row
Of manicured headstones for hundreds and thousands of silent dead heroes
Like white marble stripes on the red and blue flag of ‘capitalist consumerism’
Who died in their country’s pursuit of ‘world supremacism’
Where oil and beef and the arms industries are ‘king’
And the multiplicity of the dollar $ign is everything, ch-ching!
Seen through the myopic blinkered lens of tunnel vision
Which honours the rights of the man-made corporation
Over and above those of the individual or the community
Completely disregarding compassion, union and ecological sustainability
In preference of a quarterly profit-margin
Somehow we became removed from the ‘natural world’, with an absence of humility
A ‘breed apart’, the needy, greedy, self-important human
With no choice now but to career full-steam ahead towards chaos and rumination
Though maybe, just maybe, we still can ‘save-the-day’ through a reclamation
Of Self-Love, equality, and a natural heart-connection
Together now let us pray, for sweet Love’s healing salvation
‘Stars and Stripes’ was inspired by a series of art works called: ‘State of the Union’ by Hans Haacke who was recently interviewed at an event entitled: ‘Gift Horse’ at the ICA following the unveiling of his new sculpture commissioned for the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.