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Some Thoughts on Feminism

Imagine this scenario. Your ancestors have lived in Britain for centuries, most likely for millennia. They were not the landowners or politicians or empire-builders or slave-traders. They were just the ordinary people who ploughed the fields, milked the cows, worked down the mines and in factories, and who went off to fight in whatever futile war the government told them to go and fight in. Your father is a minicab driver and your mother works in a factory. They divorce when you are a baby, so you never have a proper father figure growing up. Nobody ever teaches you how ...
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Inner Ramblings

So, I'm new to this and not really sure how it works but I just wanted somewhere to share some things I've been working on.  ...
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ONE YEAR, ONE WEEK, A DAY, AN HOUR

The loss of my  beloved pet, Ludo, is devastatingly painful, but everything is subjective isn't it? ...
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I Hate the Liberal Left

Something happened recently which, more than anything else I’ve ever experienced, perfectly encapsulates why it is that I hate the Liberal Left. Someone on Facebook asked for people’s opinions on Tommy Robinson, saying that he wanted to avoid inhabiting an echo chamber. However, this man does indeed live in an echo chamber consisting of all the usual suspects: loud-mouthed young hipsters in their 20s and 30s who now live in London but originally come from somewhere else, mostly places where there aren’t many ethnic minorities. The men all have hairy faces and the women, presumably, all have hairy armpits. Middle-class ...
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No Man’s Land

Two things to immediately address… you are not, In any way, shape or form, my priority or responsibility anymore You've taught me two more things to add to that: Loving you was a mistake And two, begging to come back to you, even after you give up the game for me I don't want nothing from you right now You're obviously the better one in everyone else’s mind That's whatever; but here I am, over here, wishing you would notice my presence Yet to all my expectancies, you don't I learned to let go of that But here's what hits ...
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Birthday Musings (April 2018)

So now I am thirty-eight years old. And, not for the first time, I am having to rebuild my life from scratch. I will do this by leaving the culture I grew up in completely and moving to a significantly different one which, surprisingly, is only a few hundred miles away and on the same continent. So how do I feel about Western civilisation? I feel that basically, as Gandhi is purported to have said, “it would be a good idea”. In more detail though, how do I actually feel about the culture in which I have grown up and ...
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English Spelling Reform

The upheavals of the Middle English period (1100 – 1500) have left the English language, in terms of spelling at least, in a bamboozling chaotic mess that is extremely frustrating for learners of the language. In terms of vocabulary and pronunciation, the English language had pretty much settled down by the end of the Early Modern period, and by 1700 the “trap-bath” split had occurred in London. When Samuel Johnson published the first English dictionary in 1755, he missed a golden opportunity, in my opinion, to radically standardise English spelling. Here we are in the 21st century, with English held ...
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Creating spasms

incoherent raw rant not for religious optimistic people ...
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MD Of The Mind

  The most natural and free self-help, specific and general purpose psychological psychotherapy available to the general public. Although successfully used since conception, it has never been published. This is the original, natural mindfulness. Take it or leave it depending on need ...
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Let us be conscious

Or indulge in incivility.  ...
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