Have you ever had the feeling you are being watched, you are under the surveillance of unseen watchers, your every move is being tracked, they even know your thoughts? Welcome to the Panopticon. Digital technology makes possible the nightmare world envisaged by well meaning but misguided eighteenth century Utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham …

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An artists impression of a Panopticon (Picture: pattheponderer, wordpress )

We live in a surveillance society. We are watched every day by cameras in our towns and along main roads, details of our financial transactions and social interactions via the internet are saved to databases and analyzed by software to build a picture of our lifestyle, habits…


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Voltaire (picture: media.stanford.edu )

All’s for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds,” is a phrase often used by Voltair’s fictional philosopher Dr. Pangloss, and sums up his philosophy perfectly.

“Dr. who?” you might well ask because few people today are likely to be familiar with Pangloss or his philosophies. Dr. Pangloss was created by the French writer Voltaire as friend and mentor to the main character in the satirical novel “Candide”. …


I always like to come up with a just for fun spooky gothic horror offering for Halloween. Here is one of my favourites, written a few years ago, with a few notes on the folklore references down at the end.

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A bargest or demon dog

Bargest (Halloween Horror)

Who would climb the windy height
and walk the lonely moor at night
when Hunter’s Moon is high and bright
above old Demdike’s Tower,
and in the shadow of the hill
when all is silent, cold and still
wait for the darkest hour?

The weak will creep, the brave will run but none will stay to see…


Imagine a world with no fossil fuel burning SUVs cars and trucks, no polluting coal fired or oil power stations and no CO2 emitting aircraft. Sounds a bit like heaven? OK now imagine a world with no smartphones, no laptops, TVs — flat screen or otherwise, no electric vehicles, no plastics, no man made fabrics like polyester, no natural fabrics like cotton — intensive agriculture techniques produce loads of CO2 plus pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers all put toxic chemicals in the environment, while wool and silk exploit animals; a world with no cheese or butter, the full list of…


While I’ve been away, suffering from a case of acute COVID fatigue things have been happening in that great big world outside the confines of Medium. One of the big stories in Britain at the moment is the stream of small, unseaworthy boats crossing the English Channel from France to land migrants illegally on British soil (other crossings, Turkey to Greece, Lebanon to Cyprus and Libya to Italy are still being used of course. The government is doing its best to stop this human traffic, although the numbers are small, while amid the usual wailing and gnashing of teeth from…


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Picture: BBC News

The 4 month lockdown imposed by government on the advice of “scientists” whose mathematical models of reality predicted 500,000 deaths from a virus that realists in the medical profession said poses almost zero risk to healthy people under the age of seventy, may have indirectly caused 16,000 excess deaths in two months, according to government analysts. This is what those medical realists, sensible people in the world of business and a few honest scientists (the kind who believe science is rooted in understanding reality, not playing with mathematical models,) predicted at the outset. This blog was one which warned that…


The Hague, 30 July 2020:

The government of The Netherlands announced today that public that there will be no legal requirement on people to wear masks in public spaces as a measure to slow the spread of COVID — 19 coronavirus. The announcement from the nation’s capital stated that the effectiveness of mandatory masking of citizens remains unproven.

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Netherlands unmasked — Picture: Olaf Kraak, AFP / Getty

The Dutch Minister for Medical Care Tamara van Ark said the decision had been made after a review of evidence for and against masking by the country’s National Institute for Health (RIVM).

The official advice for preventing spread of the virus from…


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U N Gen Sec Antionio Guterres in lecturing mood (Picture via WND)

As the world continues to grapple with the deadly consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, only one thing is certain in its wake: a new model of global governance is coming and the globalist body is doing all it can to hurry its arrival.

Well we did try to tell you this is what the great pandemic hoax was about.

The Portuguese international socialist made these remarks as he delivered the Nelson Mandela Lecture on Saturday. He also referred to the need for the U.N. to address “the huge gaps in governance structures and ethical frameworks”…


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Workers in a Leicester sweatshop (Picture: Leicester Mercury)

In a scenario resembling the inaction of the authorities in the face of blatantly illegal activities by the notorious grooming gangs that targeted and sexually exploited vulnerable and under — age girls, a newly published report has revealed British police and government agencies have ignored the existence of ‘sweatshops’ full of mostly South Asian heritage workers in the British fashion industry over fears that they would be called racist. Home Secretary Priti Patel has suggested that “cultural sensitivities” led police and other employment authorities to ignore the exploitation of illegal workers in textile factories and warehouses in Leicester, for the…


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Picture: 21st Century Wire

As the COVID — 19 pandemic rolls on with the mathematical modellers, the masked snivellers and the vax maniacs still unable to offer any logical prognosis of why measures taken have not worked as well as was hoped (or in some cases not at all,) we need to look at the news from Sweden. Not long ago, when the government of Sweden decided on a limited lockdown in order to protect people in the groups most vulnerable to the virus, while preserving the national economy and the jobs of the majority, establishment pundits and mainstream media scaremongers were falling over…

Ian Thorpe

Opted for comfortable retirement before I was fifty due to health problems and burn out. Now spend my time writing and goofing around. Home: northern England..

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