Saturday, July 08, 2006

Worried about who to vote for!!

It takes at least 10 – 15 years to rebuild a political party back from first principles, and the way the Labour party is going at the moment that’s what’s on the cards for them.

They’re going to get resoundingly stuffed at the next general election; and it’s going to take that long to come back and be electable again.

And for those of you who were too young to remember what a Tory government is like think riots in the streets, think about monetarism, think about a government so cynical that it would consider unemployment as a credible political tactic, think about the abolition of the jobs council (a full frontal kick in the teeth to every woman who voted for Maggie thinking she might actually do something to help women)

Take note you have been warned!

I can’t tell you to vote Labour, after the way Tony’s been behaving, but don’t forget Dave would have taken us into Iraq faster than Tony did, and he’d have shoved his head down the back of George Dubya’s underpants much faster than Tony ever did

We live in a democracy and sometimes the electorate isn’t as smart as we’d like to think we are.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Gary McKinnon

Gary McKinnon

If Gary McKinnon has caused any damage to US computer systems it is only because he has been in there, and therefore they can no longer consider their systems to be sterile and untouched, (so of course they have to be completely replaced) whilst I’m not proposing they should give him a medal, they could at least look leniently on someone who found the door to the strong room open and didn’t rifle the safe; or plant bombs or other nasty things,.

Thank god it was a harmless dude like Gary; think what a real tech savvy terrorist could have done in there!

Here’s a question for you.

Q: If a major terrorist cyber attack is prevented because of the security flaws that Gary McKinnon drew to the authority’s attention, will he get a reduction of his sentence?

By alerting the government to the state of their security Gary has (arguably) done the USA a big favor.

Like I say I’m not suggesting you give him a medal, but 50 years is a bit strong!

It's obvious.... isn't it?

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Religion is the new politics.


Whilst the government stands accused of not doing enough to win Muslim ‘hearts ands minds’ why I ask you in all seriousness should they?

(It isn’t just Muslims I’m having a go at here; it’s all religions)

Did anyone seriously suggest we should have been winning Nazi hearts and minds? German National Socialism was an extreme right wing regime, but in it’s milder more tolerant forms it was a workable (although pretty intolerant) right wing system, rather like Sharia law when you think about it.

It is only the fanatical loonies who discredit the system and make it into the fearsomely intolerant weapon of hatred it is now, and was in the thirties and early forties.

If Islam was a political system; free from any hint of religion; what would we call it?

Fascist?

A dictatorship?

Dangerously ideological?

All religions are just political systems; hiding behind the skirts of spirituality.

‘Faith’ is tearing the world apart. The sooner we realize it then the sooner we can come to our senses.

If the Nazis had the smarts to peddle their vision as a religion instead of just a political system they’d have probably enslaved the world by now.