Sunday, 24 April 2016

change your mind !

 I recently got condemned for changing my mind on the EU.
Why?

A few months ago I wrote a post saying we should assimilate more into the EU and how that it was the natural evolvement of our society.
Now' I say we should leave!
It never ceases to amaze me how if you change your mind on a subject you are criticised.
Some people attack you for in their view -being easily lead or of no strong opinion.
Well the first accusation is BS. But the second is actually quite true.
My opinion does change. I'm a different person than I was when I was 18 I will be different in ten years time.
What is wrong with that. I'm not arrogant enough to think I have the answers, but I do know what the problems are. Christ any rational thinking person knows what the problems are.
It's when people especially politicians whether they are left or right are so utterly convinced that they have the answers that the warning  bells should sound.

Even more so when far left or far right politicians 'know' what the answers are. The trouble is that these people are so full of self belief that they think they are right about everything. This results in a lack of humility and openness.  In extreme cases this is how radicals or even dictators are born.

So yes I change my mind. I have changed my mind loads of times in my life as I learn new information or data on the most mundane personal subject or the most far reaching and profound one., and I will continue to do so. For people to stop doing so is how religion continues to exist or why inequality remains.

Guess what if the EU did something drastic before June like become...... more democratic I may change my mind again in favour.
Wooly minded liberal eh ????

change your mind !

 I recently got condemned for changing my mind on the EU.
Why?

A few months ago I wrote a post saying we should assimilate more into the EU and how that it was the natural evolvement of our society.
Now' I say we should leave!
It never ceases to amaze me how if you change your mind on a subject you are criticised.
Some people attack you for in their view -being easily lead or of no strong opinion.
Well the first accusation is BS. But the second is actually quite true.
My opinion does change. I'm a different person than I was when I was 18 I will be different in ten years time.
What is wrong with that. I'm not arrogant enough to think I have the answers, but I do know what the problems are. Christ any rational thinking person knows what the problems are.
It's when people especially politicians whether they are left or right are so utterly convinced that they have the answers that the warning  bells should sound.

Even more so when far left or far right politicians 'know' what the answers are. The trouble is that these people are so full of self belief that they think they are right about everything. This results in a lack of humility and openness.  In extreme cases this is how radicals or even dictators are born.

So yes I change my mind. I have changed my mind loads of times in my life as I learn new information or data on the most mundane personal subject or the most far reaching and profound one., and I will continue to do so. For people to stop doing so is how religion continues to exist or why inequality remains.

Guess what if the EU did something drastic before June like become...... more democratic I may change my mind again in favour.
Wooly minded liberal eh ????

Saturday, 23 April 2016

St Georges day

So, it's St Georges Day, , woo bloody hoo.
No doubt the nationalist morons will be banging on about how important it is that we celebrate this day.
'We need to preserve our heritage'
'We need to remember who we are as a country,,,blah blah blah'

And no doubt the left will be banging on about how moronic the nationalists are for celebrating such an antiquated figure and how he isn't even English.

For me it's simple. St George is as relevant as that old lady who celebrated her 90th yesterday. ....not at all.
They are both examples of a backward looking country that need resigned to history.

It doesn't matter who or what St George is or represents. He's in the past and we as a country need to stop living in the past.
Christ I wish people would spend more time looking to the future and how we can improve it.

St Georges day

So, it's St Georges Day, , woo bloody hoo.
No doubt the nationalist morons will be banging on about how important it is that we celebrate this day.
'We need to preserve our heritage'
'We need to remember who we are as a country,,,blah blah blah'

And no doubt the left will be banging on about how moronic the nationalists are for celebrating such an antiquated figure and how he isn't even English.

For me it's simple. St George is as relevant as that old lady who celebrated her 90th yesterday. ....not at all.
They are both examples of a backward looking country that need resigned to history.

It doesn't matter who or what St George is or represents. He's in the past and we as a country need to stop living in the past.
Christ I wish people would spend more time looking to the future and how we can improve it.