These were sent through to me by a friend of mine – Graham – who lives in OZ now. We went to school together!
I thought they were worthy of passing on. I hope you enjoy them!
Here’s a bit of good news to cheer everyone up!
I hope it cheers up your day with a bit of heartwarming!
thank you Graham!
I love Frederic’s poetry.
shadow in quest of light
orphan seeking signs
the Sea touches my heart
the Wind carries my soul
I rise above the clouds
and the Moon shines
fears are gone
Love guides me
I was never born
I will never die
© Frédéric Georges Martin
les traces de la lumières
la mer a touché mon cœur
le vent porte mon âme
je m’élève au dessus des nuées
et la Lune étincelle
la peur s’en est allée
l’Amour me guide
jamais je ne suis né
jamais je ne mourrai
© Frédéric Georges Martin
I might not believe in god but I reckon Jesus was a real historical figure. He is mentioned (briefly) in Roman historical documents from that time as being the leader of a small Jewish cult.
However I am not so much interested in the spiritual or religious aspects of Jesus as to his politics.
There is no doubt in my mind that Jesus was a Socialist. He preached equality. He said that it was harder for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle. He overturned the tables of the money lenders.
Jesus was for the ordinary working man and against the wealthy elites. He extolled people to share, to help each other, to look after the poor, needy and sick. He was a man of the people.
Jesus did not offer people opulence, luxury, power or wealth. He rejected all that when offered by the devil. He believed in justice, equality and fairness.
A man after my own heart.
If Jesus came back and preached the same message now he’d be called a commie pig and they’d find a way of killing him, of that I’m sure.
Woody Guthrie summed it up for me with his song Jesus Christ:
Jesus Christ – Words and Music by Woody Guthrie
Jesus Christ was a man who traveled through the land
A hard-working man and brave
He said to the rich, “Give your money to the poor,”
But they laid Jesus Christ in His grave
Jesus was a man, a carpenter by hand
His followers true and brave
One dirty little coward called Judas Iscariot
Has laid Jesus Christ in His Grave
He went to the preacher, He went to the sheriff
He told them all the same
“Sell all of your jewelry and give it to the poor,”
And they laid Jesus Christ in His grave.
When Jesus come to town, all the working folks around
Believed what he did say
But the bankers and the preachers, they nailed Him on the cross,
And they laid Jesus Christ in his grave.
And the people held their breath when they heard about his death
Everybody wondered why
It was the big landlord and the soldiers that they hired
To nail Jesus Christ in the sky
This song was written in New York City
Of rich man, preacher, and slave
If Jesus was to preach what He preached in Galilee,
They would lay poor Jesus in His grave.
The wealthy elite have set up a system of government and finance that generates their wealth. it’s called capitalism. It exploits the work of millions and siphons off the wealth they produce into the pockets of the few.
The trouble is that they own the media and can undermine any deviation from the system they run.
Hence socialism is demonised and any country that dares to experiment with it is actively undermined, destabilised and held up as an example of how socialism always fails.
In whose interest is it for socialism to fail? Follow the money.
A third of British firms are planning to move abroad.
Here’s what the Independent said:
Brexit: Jacob Rees-Mogg defends Ireland move by City firm he co-founded ahead of EU withdrawal
Prominent Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has defended the move by a City firm that he helped to found to establish an investment fund in Ireland ahead of the UK leaving the European Union.
The Conservative MP faced questions when it emerged that Somerset Capital Management (SCM) had launched a new investment vehicle in Dublin amid concerns about being cut off from European investors.
The irony is that it is going to hit the people in the areas that voted for Brexit. Part of me thinks they deserve it. The people like Rees-Mogg are moving their assets abroad. They are going to make a killing out of it. It’s the working people who will suffer – as usual.
Well – they voted for it. Let them eat bread and water on the dole and relive the Blitz spirit. The shame is that the rest of us are going to have to suffer too!
George really had a way with words. In this extract he took on the ‘Pro-lifers’.
‘They were going to get government off our backs. When it comes to abortion they don’t government being in a woman’s uterus do they?
Backs are no good but uteruses are OK by them
These people call themselves ‘right to lifers’. Don’t you just love that phrase – the way these kind of people pervert the English language
You realise that most of these right to lifers are in favour of the death penalty, and they support the South American Death Squads, and they’re against gun control and against nuclear weapons control.
When they say right to life they are talking about their right to decide which people should live or die
These crypto-fascists are against homosexuality. They are against pornography. They are against sex education. They are against abortion.
Yeah, they are going to get government off your back but they’re going to tell you how to live your sex life and let me ask you this. How would they know anything about it?
Have you ever taken a look at those people?
No wonder they are afraid of their bodies. Take a look at them.
Doesn’t it strike you as mildly ironic that most of those people who are against abortion are people you wouldn’t want to fuck in the first place? Doesn’t it strike you as strange?
It’s a great country but it’s a strange culture.’
George is so perceptive and funny. He can really pick away at something and expose its underbelly.
This is an extract from George’s dialogue on the Right Wing.
This is about Double Standards.
‘America was founded on double standards.
It was founded by slave owners who wanted to be free.
So they killed a lot of white English people in order to continue owning their black African people so that they can wipe out the rest of the red Indian people and move West and steal the rest of the land from the brown Mexican people to give them a place to take off and drop their nuclear weapons on the yellow Japanese people.
You know what the motto of this country should be: – You give us a colour and we’ll wipe it out!’