Hello and welcome to ‘The Week’ – this week I thought I would talk a little about what’s been going on with me – the past three weeks have been manic with press coverage, which has been amazing as I have been featured in online articles from America to Italy and in my local newspapers of Shropshire Star, Oswestry Advertiser and the Leader, who knows maybe some of the nationals soon! So I have had a bit of attention, which has been nice and good for the site and book sales and it would be great if you follow me either via the website here or Facebook, twitter and/or instagram – just to keep up to date with what’s going on as there are lots more new things on the way. With that in mind I have some news if you are in Germany, France or USA as by Continue reading Hello to Oktoberfest 2015 – and new video launch – busy times
Regular readers may recall I discussed the concept of national identity last week. It is a big topic in the UK but in my view I don’t think we have one anymore which means this Middle England elite issue has bled down to working classes, meaning we’re all just one massive ball of materialistic folk that go shopping to the same big stores, to buy the same clothes, to drink the same latte or frappuccino, to buy expensive things to show people we don’t know how much better we are than them and a ‘what’s in it for me’ culture. This lack of identity has cumulated in a strong lean towards racism and xenophobia, fuelled as I said by a lot of the press. That is why resolving the refugee problem is such a huge political bomb for the UK –the recent years of anti-immigration and UKIP surge contrasts with the need to be now seen as a nation that is humane and cares for others. Why is this a conflict – well, as I see it, when people’s lives are not turning out as they hoped we in the west rush to blame others and need to find a group to push our hates and jealousy onto – often the problem is fundamentally because of our own lack of ability or work ethic but many turn to making immigrants the easy punch bag to blame ‘taking our job’s –
I’ve talked about this in the past, when the first boats were being picked up by the Italian navy, this time last year as I recall, but instead of the disastrous situation with the refugees being attended to, it has grown and grown to a level now unseen in Europe since the second world war. How could we let this happen?!?.
In this series I will be Continue reading The Refugee Crisis
Hello and welcome to ‘The Week’, to all new and old readers. This week I thought I would talk a little about the separation of community that I have observed to huge affect this week as well as the negative side of social connectivity.
So, if you been paying attention to any kind of news from local to social you will have heard or seen the crazy and troubling scenes from all around Europe with large numbers of migrants trying to make it to Europe via Austria, Turkey and of course crossing the med. I’m going to talk in depth about this huge global issue in a new series starting this Wednesday. But today I’m going to talk about us as a community, or lack of community, in the face of such human suffering. Continue reading The Week #32 6th September, 2015
As it is Book Week I just want to say, if you fancy it, go buy The Horse Lord from Amazon. It would be good if I could get a few more sales in and get some attention from publishers, the link is on the Horse Lord page. Thanks,
So straight to it. After missing off last week, first we head to the USSR, oh apologies to the Russian federation, I mistook things for a second, due to how backwards Russia is today. You may or may not have heard that Boris Nemtsov was shot last week in Moscow just before he was to hold an opposition rally,