Island Mentality

not yours

God help you if men find you sexy

At least I’m not in Egypt, or India, or a Muslim country

Even when Western guys are assholes I still give thanks that I live in Britain

And that they’re 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 in my naive brain-washed ignorance from the media my worry is that with allowing so many uneducated eastern-immigrant and third-world countrymen into Britain

Without some kind of social and cultural integration, or decompression, a heads up regarding the celebration

Of the emancipation and protection for women already domiciled in the United Kingdom

That they may bring with them limited beliefs and a 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, or adjustment, that we as a nation risk application, maybe even transgression

Unless an awareness of feminism is acquired, an understanding that a deep respect for the independence and equality of all females, is already well established in Great Britain

  • feminism
  • ˈfɛmɪnɪz(ə)m/
    noun
    noun: feminism
    1. the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
      synonyms: the women’s movement, the feminist movement, women’s liberation, female emancipation, women’s rights; More

       
  • Origin, late 19th century: from French féminisme
gender equal opportunity or representation

The Truth About Feminism – Gender equal opportunity and representation – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/janelle-ann-mccarthy/feminism-exposed_b_6781340.html

For as a nation we’ve come so far since the days of: Benny Hill and Carry On Camping‘ 

Of not being allowed to wear trousers to school, or having to learn home economics, with shorthand and typing

Now women have ‘equal opportunity‘ to be who they want to be

The equal right to an education and gainful employment

The right to drive a car, show ones face, wear a mini-skirt, drink a beer and choose ones own faith

The right to fall in love and make ones own partnership choices, and / or mistakes

The right to decide whether or not one wants to procreate

And also the right to say: “No! I’d rather have a career actually,

Than give my life over to bringing up a family”

And it has absolutely nothing to do with Race or Religion

race or religion

It’s to do with how a male-dominated society regards, or disregards women

How she regards or disregards herself, and whether one is in touch with one’s own honourable inner-gentleman

For when in England one is encouraged to behave like the proverbial English gentleman

Rather than the misogynist, sadist, controller, narcissist

One is taught to temper ones own ego, and not be seduced by advertising illusions, aesthetics, or the Hollywood innuendo

Or bound by prehistoric male-supremacist conditioning

For it’s all about respecting oneself enough to respect other people, including

‘Women and Children’

(As well as young people, the elderly, the disabled, the natural world and the animal kingdom)

Somehow, the East, West and European cultures have to re-establish a balance of communal union

Like yin and yang, a complimentary cooperation

Empowered individual nations with their own unique identities, operating as a collective

So that this blue dot in the middle of infinity, can function

As a whole planet, starting with unlimited access to education

For both boys and girls, all men and all women

To make better informed choices

So that women from under-developed countries, or dysfunctional families, can enter the work-place and support themselves without dependency upon a husband

Because do we really need even more new-born babies, when we already have so many displaced, unwanted or orphaned children

When by 2024 the world population is predicted to have reached 8 billion?

image by parabsarvesh

image by parabsarvesh

And for the first time, through the use of a "probabilistic" statistical method, the Science paper establishes a range of uncertainty around its central estimate-9.6 billion Earthlings in 2050, 10.9 billion by 2100. There's an 80 percent chance, the authors conclude, that the actual number of people in 2100 will be somewhere between 9.6 and 12.3 billion.

And for the first time, through the use of a “probabilistic” statistical method, the Science paper establishes a range of uncertainty around its central estimate-9.6 billion Earthlings in 2050, 10.9 billion by 2100. There’s an 80 percent chance, the authors conclude, that the actual number of people in 2100 will be somewhere between 9.6 and 12.3 billion.

What we need are free drop-in classes in English (the world’s Esperanto) and maths

Necessary for the daily influx of new people, and to bring everyone who may have missed out up to the same level

Because the common illusion is that Britain can go back to how it once was, when it was great, but Britain can never go back 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 go away

For only social inclusion can accommodate diversity

And only Peace is sustainable

And actually it’s all about taking responsibility

It is about connecting with an emotional intelligence that respects Nature and the Natural World, and all life, including women and children

social inclusion

For where we are now, is where we are now, it just is what it is

There is no going back to some nostalgic illusory memory, days of a former glory, we can only move forwards from here on in

And Britain is a tiny island, still clinging onto memories of an empire long gone

Still with no effective measures in place for expansion, or cultural and social integration

You’d think we’d have figured that out by now seeing as we have such a long history since Roman Times, of immigration

But we’ve reached ‘crunch point’ and we can’t really move forwards until such time we have a more progressive approach in place, that is humanitarian

A more integrated vision to assist World Peace

With more elevated thinkers in charge who can seek wise council

Without ulterior motive such as seeking financial gain, status-elevation, fame or control

Who are not singularly profit-orientated, but profit hand-in-hand with ecologically sustainable communities

Built on humanitarian values

Repairing the family unit

But alas, is unlikely while the country’s decisions are fear-based and greed-driven

And not while Britain is so busy dis-integrating its once unified kingdom

For fear separates and love unites

Today the UK no longer stands united with Scotland or Ireland

And Britain’s dis-united Kingdom, whose majority vote to leave the EU initiated the crash of the GB£ overnight

It took two World Wars and 71 years to build the European Union

And I’m wondering how Britain can still be Great?

Having fractured the concept of Unity overnight

Maybe it’s not too late? To redefine the meaning of unity beyond the boundaries of the European community

Use this as an opportunity to build global unity and turn ignorance around

Before the destablisation of the GB Pound drives our country into the ground

Britain is not a separate entity, no one country is, nor, no one person an island

Everything and everyone is interconnected, because separation is an illusion, a construct of the mind

We are still one blue planet in the middle of infinity and there’s nowhere else to go

This is ‘home‘, therefore ‘Unity Consciousness‘ is the only way forwards, individuals as a collective

Left hemisphere of the brain cooperating with the right hemisphere

Northern hemisphere of the globe cooperating with the Southern hemisphere

And I don’t really see how the planet’s global ecological issues can be resolved individually

Only collectively, as a Whole Earth, One Planet, spinning through time and space

The planet needs the united love and consideration of all her inhabitants to survive, otherwise no amount of referendums or exits are going to make a difference

And not unless the exploitation of the planet’s resources as a saleable commodity for profit and gain is a concept that is laid to rest

For eg: only ten to twenty thousand lions in the wild left!

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)

And what about the two plastic islands the size of Texas, known as The Great Pacific Garbage Patches, one for the West and one for the East?

  • 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 patch to another. 

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And the bottled water industries and water exports of natural underground water tables, (no clean drinking water by 2025):

  • 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.

water-pollution-facts

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.

Climate experts say that the annual Antarctic ozone hole has expanded to a larger size compared to last year, but that it is no cause for panic Source: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Climate experts say that the annual Antarctic ozone hole has expanded to a larger size compared to last year, but that it is no cause for panic Source: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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

space junk space-junk

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 we have to work with the structures that are already in place to move forwards, simply restructure with new improved values, so that they work in a better more flexible way, rebuild them from the inside, bolting on each new section of the vision as one goes along

Think 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 selves: (ie:) one’s internal dialogue, from a perspective of compassion, acceptance, forgiveness and tolerance, 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 purpose

Integrity begins from within

Just like Peace and Unity begins within one’s own cranium

 

Stars and Stripes

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

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‘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.

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Bread and Circus

Post-industrial London groans restlessly

Under a Lowry laden water-colour sky

Of concrete urban grey

Patiently observing the gaudy bauble of the bread and circuses

Pantheon of the minor media-celebrity, trivia, frivolous spectacle

Cements the death of a once celebrated, grandiose culture’s civic-values

Now homogenised, pulverised, diluted and perverted

Into the confectionary cabin’d-cribb’d cavity

Of society’s vacuous missing soul

Replaced with a prescribed sugar-coated illusory reality

That enslaves 80% of the populace, through a manipulative ideology

To perpetuate a false freedom, that never really existed in the first place.

 

A Riverbank by LS Lowry

L.S. Lowry
Bread and Circuses
Cabin’d-Cribb’d : [First coined in Shakespeare’s MacBeth 1607]

Pulp

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Britain seems to have forgotten, that money

Is just bits of dead tree

The biggest ever illusion, in history!

Supported by the baddest bluest meanie

David Cameron

Who expects everyone

To don a suit and become a ‘businessman’

Either that or a ‘uniform’

And become part of the service-industry

And work for next-to-nothing

Even single-mothers

As if parenting and being alone

Wasn’t tough enough already

To grind one’s nose into the stone

Without the tyrannical rule of the minority

Working one’s fingers to the bone

Whilst maintaining their control over the majority

From the comfort of their pampered-gilded-throne

Of dishonesty

Dead Tree

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