A Mature and Reasoned Commentary

For two days I was working on a carefully crafted post…. Then Word Press deleted the whole thing, without any recourse to getting it back.

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I said. 

Then feeling a more eloquent and balanced statement was needed added:

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This morning I am a measure calmer and able to sum up my outlook in a mature and philosophical frame of mind.

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Moral: When drafting a long post always use Word (or similar) then Copy & Paste onto WP

I Wish I Had Not Been Inspired To Write This

Since the mean-spirited, the fantasists, the intolerant and the selfish are not letting up this season it seemed like a reasonable idea to take a swipe at them…

These are a collection of thoughts which are available to be used as quotes, no copyright laws were invoked. As an alternative you may wish to shake your head sadly and say ‘Poor guy. How did he get that way?’; to this there is an easy answer….. I’ve been around for 70 years. …..

Anyway…..

Apparently only other people are gullible.

Conspiracy Theories are for folk who can’t cope with the concepts that Human Folly and Natural Planetary Activity are two of the biggest influences on Societies.  

It’s not Politics, it’s not Religion, it’s not Economics which are the problem. It’s People.

Two ways of avoiding responsibility, not caring about others and being selfish, would be either to going out to a pub and getting hammered, or embracing Libertarianism.

Simplifying a Tax System is process by which The Rich Keep it and the Poor pay for that.

The Market Economy is a great idea on paper. A Planned Centralised Economy is a great idea on paper. The trouble is The Paper doesn’t have a say in the running of either operation.

The Irregular Verb of Politics. I have firm, resolute beliefs. You have been misled. They have dangerous ideas.

Of course there will be a very special place in Hell for the very wicked. It’s next door to the larger room for the Apathetic.

Misogyny is the first resort of the male inadequate.

On encountering opinions described as ‘Breath of Fresh Air’ check which orifice they originated from.

The Enlightenment was fine but Intolerance, Greed and Cruelty are still around.

Who the heck would want to travel all that distance, using all those resources to reach this world? And why would they set up home in a chunk of American desert. OR if they are so clever in getting here how come they allowed themselves to be hijacked to a chunk of American Desert?

I might be impressed by Hunters if they went out barefooted, dressed in nothing but hide skins, armed only with pointed sticks or bows fashioned yesterday from branches and twine and were hungry. 

In this 14 (more of less) billion year old and maybe 60 billion light years in diameter Universe, can anyone take me to the vacant place and say ‘Look this is where Your God should be,’??…. Thought not.

Democracy is a process whereby you vote and hope you got it right. Then sometimes get to be disappointed. Then you vote again and hope a lot of people agree with you…

Elections are usually lost and the other folk benefit.

Not voting helps those you least want to be governing you.

There’s nothing wrong with being joyful and having a good time, just don’t try and shove it down my throat.

Denying Climate Change is assuming there are set of controls somewhere on the planet just like your central heating, air conditioning, lighting or plumbing.

Did Trump becoming a political item make you wonder if it was God’s way of saying ‘Yep. The Russian Orthodox Church were the ones who got the message right,’ ?

History is a wonderful teacher. It is also a remorseless shredder of romantically held views.

Intolerance, Bigotry and Ignorance are held in equal measure on The Right and The Left. The difference being, those on The Right tend to bawl out their views, whereas those on The Left tend to add a layer of self-righteousness.   

Whether Racism is a result of or will cause chronic inbreeding has yet to be clarified.

Claiming to know what your Rights are does not necessarily tie in with knowing what your Responsibilities are.

In the Western World one of the more unnecessary professions is that of the film critic whose affected opinions have done as much damage to the film industry as any censorship board.

Dignity…At All Times Dignity (Or how to deal with a writing idea being by Chance & Fate…torpedoed)

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Foreword….. Take this seriously or with a snigger I don’t mind. Though actually the event has happened to me….. this year…….no kiddin’ I swear on a pile of Brandon Sanderson & Joe Abercrombie books I was not even aware of … Continue reading

Thought for the Day

So it’s time for a demonstration and you can be sure someone will trot out their little V for Vendetta Mask for all the world to see what  bold street-marching revolutionary they are

V for Vendetta

I wonder if it ever occurs to anyone in love with this image, they are celebrating a fanatical religious fundamentalist who wanted to blow up a representative (sort of) Parliament  which was a check on King and Church and replace it with an authoritarian theocracy?

I doubt it.

That’s the thing about reading too much history, it does incline to strip away a lot of the romance we all do like hide in.

Or am I being a ‘boomer’ (whatever the heck that is supposed to truly mean… not a lot I suspect)?

Musings on Writing- Don’t You Hate It When….3

Forward Note:

Today’s Musings on Writing is an interactive exercise.

You are invited to print out,  Copy and Paste (if WP and your computer care to co-operate) or share on whatever doo-hickey you can get WP to share with, follow the instructions

Don’t you hate it when…

NOW:…..Please enter below your list of particular peeves, niggles, annoyances, rage inducing actions etc caused by the aforementioned programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THEN: Select from the following items and print-out or export as many as you wish the next time Word pulls one of those tricks on you

 

Keep on writing everyone……Sailing Ship

 

Musings on Writing- Don’t You Hate It When….2

Don’t you hate it when…

Frustration

You have invested time and muse to create this character of whom you are justly proud and feel this might well be the one who will get you noticed, even if a modest way…..

And then…..

You innocently browse what’s going on in new books, or media etc Surfing

Only to find…….

Rage

A successful, well-known, and beloved by many author has created almost the self same character in their latest work……. now on display on many GoodReads, Literary Critic’s Column etc.

OR

Is the central character in a new streaming.

Of course you are entitled to react:

Melodrama Girls

In various ways….

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Yet take comfort gentle writer

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For if you can come up with something as good as the successful, beloved, etc, etc author, then you must have a pretty cool talent working on there.

Repair thereforeSea Captain

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Dear writer

And

Tweak so no one will really notice

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Successful, well-known and beloved by many types of authors do it all the time. 

 

Musings of An Old Misanthrope (maybe not sssso much)

You know how it is….Sometimes an image just plain annoys you

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The idea of some smug fellow sitting there thinking this is such a clever thing to have on his feet just engendered this response:

Do it your damn self

Or from one of the great philosophers of the 20th Century:

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Oh well, that said I’m off now to glower at the Newspaper Headlines.

Then do my chores singing If I ruled the world’

My version….not a cheery, nice one…..

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You enjoy your day……me…..I’m not going spoil the habits of a lifetime….

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