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Brave New World

Another sort of nothing day in Uxbridge, West London. Nothing to write home about, nothing happening, nothing to do in the evening after the shops close at 6 p.m. and the cafes at seven; heaven it’s not in ‘Blighty’ “old bean” indeed, tongue in cheek, it is all a little bit obscene, well it could be into the pub, a coca cola and some “Blighty” grub and then off to Tesco or Sainsbury for a bit of shopping …… http://www.wwitv.com/ is a great site; a wee bit of nostalgia had me watching the news on Scottish television and then here was me discovering that they show all of this Scottish stuff that you can watch online and I ended up watching this programme called “High Times” and it sort of made me realise why I left the place all those years ago. Jesus, thair heids ur full a mince; a Glasgow party, http://video.stv.tv/bc/catchup-hightimes-20080828-ep06-pt02/ . Aye, yer being in society determines yer consciousness!
On a slightly more serious note the media informs us that it is all becoming, well, serious, in Georgia. They are goose stepping in the Ukraine, while Moscow ups the stakes and talks about recognising Abkhazian and South Ossetian aspirations to break away from Tblissi and George Bush is talking about the territorial integrity of Georgia, American ships are in the Black Sea, Russians soldiers are still in the streets of Georgia’s main port, Poti. Shouldn’t be invading sovereign countries, should they? The Russians, I mean! Difficult, of course, for the West to moralize but we could exclude them from the G8 and that will have them worried, I think not and just how important is that little club without China, Brazil and India, anyway?
The aim was to finish “Out of Mao’s Shadow” this evening, and if brave souls such as those portrayed in that book can shape not only the China but also the India and the Russia that we are going to have to deal with then the world will be a better place. We might help them gain the ascendency if we stop our moralising and hypocritical two-facedness.

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There are a lot of poor bastards out there being used and abused; it is just not cricket "old bean". Something tells me that ignorance is not bliss, but is, in fact, simply ignorance and in the global village we cannot look the other way.

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