Category Archives: Religion

Go Woke ~ Go Broke

alert to injustice in society, especially racism

a couple totally alert to any form of criticism

In George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four he coins the term Newspeak, which was the language Big Brother’s enforcers used ~ a language designed to diminish the range of thought of the populace.

Here and now, right here in the free world, newspeak is the euphemistic, mealy mouthed language routinely used by politicians, government officials, and left-liberal pressure groups.  It’s a bunch of words, phrases, and attitudes that are intentionally difficult to understand, and / or does not mean what it seems to mean.  The whole point is to confuse and deceive ‘ordinary people’.

In Nineteen Eighty-Four a totalitarian state wields total power over its own citizens, ‘for their own good’.  It’s all about surveillance, propaganda, and control ~ it’s all about quashing any thought or opinion that does not agree with that of the righteous.

This is exactly what we have right here and now, right here in England.  And, looking from here, I’d have to say that you have it worse in the USA.

There are some things that we are told we must believe in; man-made global warming, green energy, LGBTQ+ rights, feminism, critical race theory, the coronavirus pandemic, vegetarianism, and the prevalence of extreme right-wing terrorism.  (I may have missed out two or three things that Californians passionately believe we should all believe in.)

For me, the phrase that perfectly encompasses the whole of modern Newspeak is Climate Change Denial ~ which is spat out in much the same way as Holocaust Denial used to be.  Oh, and of course, the use of that word Trump.

Here in England the chief propagandists for the woke newspeak mindset are; the BBC, the Church, Universities, Big Charities, the Labour and Liberal political parties, sections of the press, and sadly our very own Prime Minister Boris Johnson.  All of which are quite unpopular with people like me, the ‘silent majority’ who actually have all the money these people need if they want to keep on pushing their woke agendas.

But you know what?  We vote with our feet and our wallets, and all of those with a woke left-liberal agenda are hemorrhaging support and going broke.

And just in case you think I am speaking from a position of white privilege, read my post some signs of being poor from earlier today.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

for the uneducated

the white stuff is water vapour

Scenes on Sunday ~ Churches

the church also exists for those who stand outside it

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

St. Hilda’s Church

12th century and earlier

like most English churches

Geordies and Angels

I could not have made it this far
if there had not been angels along the way

just off the route of the A1, just outside of Gateshead in the North East of England, is the largest sculpture in England

the Angel of the North

The statue was built at a steel fabrication works in my town

Installed in 1998, the thing is 66 feet tall with a wingspan of 177 feet

which is bigger than a Boeing 757

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalknet

probably the most viewed sculpture in the world

Inalienable Rights

life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

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To any right-thinking man it is self-evident that governments are created to protect our unalienable rights ~ freedoms endowed upon us by our creator, and which supersede any man-made laws.  These natural rights include; the right to think for oneself, the right to life, the right to self-defence, and these rights remain throughout one’s lifetime.

From the beginnings of common law these were rights which could not be surrendered to the sovereign or government, and were independent of any and all laws.  In fact any contract or law that tries to alienate such rights would be inherently invalid.  There is no act of submission by which man can give up the state of a free agent and enslave himself, for by doing so he would lose his humanity.  He would cease to be a man.

This was the entire point of American Independence, the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, the abolition of slavery, and in the case of we English the regicide of Charles I in 1649.  Go further back and read the second and most important book of the Torah and the Old Testament, and you will see that the Exodus is also about these same inalienable rights.

And yet, the governments of the supposedly free western world have been using the peoples’ dumb acquiescence to take away these God given rights, on the grounds that it’s for our own good.

Let us leave aside the really big events, things which drove a coach and horses through all of our freedoms, things such as; the Prohibition of Alcohol, Income Tax, the Draft during the Vietnam War, and England joining the European Union.  Instead let us consider the petty restrictions that officialdom has imposed upon us because of the non-existent threats of the COVID-19 virus;

  • house arrest for months
  • a prohibition on meeting other people
  • compulsory wearing of useless face masks
  • compulsory frequent testing for the coronavirus
  • compulsory vaccination by threats and intimidation
  • the closure of bars, pubs, restaurants, theaters, and churches
  • a total prohibition on travel, which is only now being slowly lifted

Actually it’s worse than all that, there has also been a vast propaganda campaign to convince us that the coronavirus is a threat to civilisation as great as the Black Death, and an insidious creeping censorship of the news media.

Once given these controls over the general public, governments and their lackeys will not easily surrender them.  Not any government, not ever.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the County of Oxfordshire is about to ban smoking outdoors

you couldn’t make it up

A Short Break to History

the thing about English History is that there’s a lot of it

it is the most haunted city in England

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history is not a burden on the memory

but an illumination of the soul

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look for ghosts with an open mind and you will find them

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there are a lot of local legends about this ancient city

devils, cats, tiny streets, and witches

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the construction of England is the art of the possible

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here in England we don’t think that 1787 is such a long time ago

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

in England, where there’s a church

there’s also a good pub

 

Mindfulness

we must live in the present and not dwell on the past

Arise early to enjoy the dawn.

Live with intention.

Walk to the edge.

Listen hard.

Practice mindfulness and wellness.

Live with no regrets of the past.

Do what you love and not what others want.

Live as if today is all there is.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Dream spiritually

Take time to smell the flowers

Freedom

’emergencies’ have always been the pretext on which individual liberty has been eroded

the only casual sex allowed is phone sex

Here in England it’s Day 380 of the national coronavirus lockdown, and now that there may be some signs that some of the restrictions may be lifted in the foreseeable future, it is worth remembering just what has been taken away from us.

Just to focus on three of our inalienable rights;

  1. Freedom of Association.  All through this lockdown we have been prohibited from meeting our friends and families.  Two women sharing walk and a cup of coffee were arrested for ‘breaking the spirit of lockdown’.  A lady was arrested just for being outside the care home of her elderly father.  And while the Black Lives Matter ‘protests’ were allowed to go ahead, every other public gathering of more than six people was treated as a riot by our increasingly heavy handed police.  Schools, Universities, and Churches have been closed, as have all other possible meeting places.  Extramarital sex is out of the question unless you are part of the ‘governing elite.’
  2. Freedom of Movement.  We have been told not to to go anywhere unless it was absolutely essential, not to leave home, not to travel more than a dozen miles from home, not to go to work unless you couldn’t possibly work from home….., and our increasingly Gestapo-like police force have happily arrested anyone seemingly breaking the rules.  Airlines have been grounded, Wales and Scotland closed their borders, and do not even think about attempting to travel to the USA.
  3. Freedom of Trade.  Apart from some ‘essential’ food stores and pharmacies, everything has been shut.  Factories have been lying idle because nobody could buy anything they made.  Agriculture has been badly hit because farm workers were told to stay at home, or in the case of ‘foreign casual labourers’  weren’t even allowed into the UK.  And, of course, any business where people could gather together has been closed for the duration.  Forget getting a pint with your mates down the pub.

Some say that losing our freedom was a necessary part of staying safe and protecting the Health Service.  And that those who complained should be gagged.  (Well, there goes Freedom of Speech.)  All I know is that we have all lost more than just our basic liberties to combat a mild ‘flu epidemic.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

all doors have been firmly closed

by order of some power-mad unelected officials

Random Jottings ~ Argument Winners

being right will not necessarily win any arguments

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I don’t care what God said…..

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you might be right, but I don’t agree

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I don’t pretend to know everything

but I know I’m a lot smarter than you

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she was making one mistake in her argument

she assumed that I gave a shit what she thought

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why do stupid people think that shouting will win an argument?

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ridicule and humiliation might win arguments

but they don’t win friends

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

it’s damn near impossible for any man

to win an argument with a sexy woman

Monochrome Monday ~ White Christmas

some say that black Christmases matter too

Excuse my irreverence, but if I can have a black beach here, then I’m pretty certain I can get black snow here too.  It’s Bing Crosby, White Christmas, in black and white monochrome.

The song White Christmas has featured in innumerable movies, and over 100 million copies of this simple melody have been sold on various media since its first release in 1942.  Bing Crosby and Irving Berlin must have been chuffed to bits.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

that beach is black

it’s made of pulverised coal

The Road to Hell

Hell is empty, and all the devils are here

In my entire long and sometimes misspent life I have never seen such destruction and despair, incompetence and ineptitude, lies and chicanery, to match that which is surrounding the COVID-19 virus this weekend.  It’s a Sunday, but don’t even think about trying to go to church for holy service, because you can’t.  Stop complaining about civil liberties, because you don’t have any.  Give up on ever having a job again.  And forget it when it comes anyone actually running the nuts and bolts of your country, because they’re all ‘working from home’.

The whole world seems to be on the road to Hell, herded along by all the devils and demons who are supposed to be suffering in purgatory.  Instead we’re all learning the lesson of suffering here.

Wake up.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

go to heaven for angels

take the road to hell for casual sex

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