There are three types of people you should be able to recognise by sight. They are:
2. Racists and..
They are the most depressed people you know, without actually suffering from clinical depression (or the food related problem of manic depression.) You know the feeling you get after reading a newspaper from Rupert Murdoch’s misogynous stable?
Well they have that sort of feeling all the time. And they can only harbour a sordid happiness when they are hurting someone, killing them in fact or fancy, or destroying their property. Laughter has left their lives and hate has stained their souls.
Things are bad enough these days when so few of us are able to practice what Christ taught about helping people. But most of us can learn and change like the wind.
For such people, knowing the way out is doubly difficult. And for the rich and powerful it is almost irredeemably so. For the errors of the rich and powerful are magnified exponentially. The smallest mistake of the great is an enormous failure to the disenfranchised. And the large mistakes, that only the rich and powerful can make, are more than mere oversight. They can and do damage nations. …
Last night we got over the bad weather from the break in the spell. Today is fine again but in the gap in the clouds of yesterday evening I saw behind them traces of cirrus: Mare’s Tails. This signifies a severe tropical storm, a category 4.
I can’t distinguish between a Cat 4 and a Cat 5, so I no longer bother. Maybe it is the pressure at the centre -which has no significant direct affect on anything, the centres of storms are like barycentres, where the forces are all in balance and no damage is done.
Cat 5s may be larger but you would need a satellite to see it. In fact it is only because we have satellites that we can classify hurricanes and typhoons out past Cat 1 -for at ground zero the air is full of foam and nobody can see anything.
The point is; on a fine day there is always going to be a chance for a severe tropical storm. More likely if the weather has been unsettled and is now relaxing once more. But in Britain the weather is always fine during cyclogenisis, the opposite -when a storm dies down (cyclosis) tends to produce rain here.
I just happened to look at the time before retiring last night and it was about 20 minutes past midnight. I was in time to catch the shipping broadcast. I was too drunk to get a good tape recording of it but I did catch some. Most of the reports spoke of fog or mist, confirming my point of view for fogs and mists are a key event in the process too. It has long been known in Britain that fine weather continues through sea mists. And -oddly we get the same sort of thing inland too, fortunately as I now live in Stoke on Trent, several miles from the sea.
I meant to ask someone to capture the forecast as it appears online but like I said, I was drunk. It turns out that I had no more credit on my phone anyway, so it would have made no difference. It just means I will have to transcribe what I caught on tape if anyone wants to verify what can be verified.
And if I want to do the task. Which I probably will if I attempt to put together another piece on that bulletin. I will do another shipping forecast thread soon.
Things have changed with them somewhat since I last practised divining with them. But that my be because I now live inland. Even moving from one side of a slope to another will probably cause a significant difference. Even if the slope is only an English hill and several miles distant, at that!
It certainly affects the way that the weather behaves through its course over Britain from western Wales to eastern England. In that little distance there is a dramatic change in the scenery and another in the climate. Eastern England has much better weather than all points west. I think the geological or geographical term is “crown drying”.
The top of an hill will extract the last of the water from the base of a wind passing over it and it will be some distance eastwards before the current falls back to earth. When it does it will be a dyer warmer wind. Having come in off the Atlantic, the wind on western slopes is rich in moisture from top to toe. There is enough in it to continue on to Germany and Poland and in severe winters drop tons of snow on Swiss Alps.
But under the feet of the first passage, places like London escape or miss out on quite a lot of rain. Having said that, the region is a massive bog -or was. The Fens of Cambridgeshire are at the centre of a plain that reaches from the Humber to the Thames and beyond. All of it easily capable of feeding the rest of Britain.
That sounds daft doesn’t it?
We nearly lost two world wars because we couldn’t trade for food during them. And early in the 19th century there were plenty of penniless people starving to death here. But this is whilst the rich got fat. Churchill didn’t appear to lose much weight despite the strain of his position in either war, did he?
Nor did any of his peers at Parliament.
The fact is we all eat too much in Britain. It takes ten times more land to feed us meat as it does to feed us vegetables and we all eat too much meat. We all eat too much everything. But even if we ate more moderately we would still be making ourselves ill on proteins. Rich countries like ours are deathbeds for cancer patients and heart murmurers.
Do you know nobody who is suffering with heart disease or cancer?
A diet of much less protein would help them if not providing a cure.
We waste too much of our food growing it and transporting it. And when it gets to the supermarket we have lost about half of every item we produce. When we get it home we waste as much as ten per cent again, do we not?
And I am not even counting waste that would in more sensible times go to feed rabbits, chickens or pigs. So yes, the plains of eastern England could feed the nation. I am not saying they will, though they once did.
What we ought to do is barbecue all the politicians and bankers and see how many they can feed and multiplying that by one hundred will tell you how many could have been fed. There would be an added bonus besides the fact we would have got rid of the worst people in the world for draining the nation: We would have got rid of the worst food drains too.
I am not saying all the rich and powerful are wicked. But they are in it to win it. And nobody ever got rich by paying wages if he could get richer quicker by skinning all and sundry. That’s the way things are. It only gets worse in any regime.
Ah well, ‘twas ever thus.