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Enlightened Writer Shares Freethinking Genius Sparks – Ancient Sun Civilisations, Scientific Study and Modern Culture

In yesterday’s spontaneous prose stream of consciousness blog I thought little of adding that the i of Blighty isn’t in the symbiotic middle, as the Y of greenYgrey isn’t, in contrast to the precision aimed for by ancient cultures such as the sun-worshipping ones in modern Egypt and Peru that had similar thoughts and architecture despite being on different sides of the Atlantic and not having any known contact with each other.

Rider on the POP (PinkyOrangePurple – paraphrasing Doors’ Riders of the Storm) Horizon

My imprecision could be symbolic of my ADHD mind, and I would have been happy to just write that before, but now I think the double-negatives will take it the wrong way, or at least spin it negatively: that my imprecision is not an easygoing self-parody joke, or something I noticed afterwards, it’s something I tried to do but failed, proof of my ineptitude and stupidity; that I shouldn’t have been made a Phd etc; an example of white/male privilege to the non-whites/non-males, positive discrimination to the higher classes, or a Jewish conspiracy to the far-right (who don’t know that Judaism is a form of monotheism – what I’ve been criticising the most in my creative writing, because I think it causes a lot of conflicts and wars; although the ‘peaceniks’ who fight for Islam won’t believe me!).

At 8.10am the above pales into insignificance, for there is a peautiful (new word meant) POP horizon, with grey cloud made purple providing the base, below white cloud made pinky-orange. Above that, the sky is big sky blue, apart from a few small clouds made POP.

Y Spark of Grandmaster Genius (GG reminding my of the original Greenygrey)

After writing yesterday’s blog post I went for a run, and was delighted to see some sun in a mostly cloudy sky. After lunch I watched The Grandmaster for the second time, realising towards the end of the first time that I hadn’t taken it in enough.

Doing the work for the double-negatives, as I’ve often done before, to make our ‘battle of wills’ (The Grandmaster inspiration) more even, they will probably make out that it’s because it’s a Weinstein movie (seeing it was his company’s movie as well as Southpaw made me realise they’ve made some great movies, not really knowing of him until the scandal) or that I’m just watching it for the fighting/action.

In fact, I was more interested in the relationships and philosophy of Gong Er (played beautifully by Ziyi Zhang with the help of typically Chinese (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon etc, also Ziyi Zhang I just noticed!) evocative filmography – on a par with the Nordic blonde and English rose types for my personal taste).

During the movie; one of the reasons I didn’t take the subtitled film in enough the first time is that I daydream like this; I suddenly thought that after yesterday writing in this blog that Blighty isn’t precisely in the middle of Egypt and Peru like the symbiosis those cultures aimed for in their architecture, that Iceland was much more in the middle of them than Britain, and that is of course where I ended the greenYgrey story, directed by the muse (maybe my mistYmuse, but I can’t remember off-hand if it was written between the 21sts of November and March).

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Moreover, I’d started focusing on the I of Blighty, following a stream of consciousness from the I of me, and I is of course the capital letter of Iceland! I think that’s what made me think of Iceland during the movie – first of all thinking about the I.

Y-I North-East Comedy Spark

The above happened at about 3.30pm, and I thought that would be it for the day, and my ruminations on the blog. However, at about 8.45pm, while watching The Secrets of Quantum Physics on the BBC for the second time I suddenly thought that the Y-I focus of the blog post sounded like the ‘why-aye’ used to enthusiastically say yes in the north-east.

I think I learnt the phrase most from The Likely Lads, only finding out recently after he’d passed away, that one of them, Rodney Bewes, was a Yorkshireman.

Moreover, the subject of the documentary, how light photons are a law unto themselves, beyond scientific control, proving Nils Bohr right above Albert Einstein, made me wonder if my post-blog thoughts had been sparked by my time in the sun on my lunch-time run: fresh enlightenment to refresh the foundation.

Had the new light particles stirred the old up, sparking new life, beyond my control or planning, sending new neural connections down into my conscious mind, like the snow scenes in The Grandmaster, where Gong Er learnt from her father by observing and learning.

I’d recently commented on an article about how biophotons work when we’re sleeping, but still didn’t know exactly what they are until watching the documentary again last night. I think there’s quite a lot available on YouTube if you can’t watch it on the BBC (only UK).


Amber Heard goes Green as Rachel Riley Red in AAW Remembrance Day Special

It seems I owe Amber Heard an apology, as cool electric car man Elon Musk has nicely and intelligently said that it was mostly Amber Heard that had broken off their relationship; not him because she had been manipulative, as reported in the media when they split. Amber has thus gone green in AAW (Adult Angelic Waifs). Maybe her problem is that she has dated richer men, and needs a poorer one?

Royal Princesses and Rachel Riley 

While I recently said I preferred pink to red in light (pun intended) of twilight colours; it was also reported today on MSN News that it’s Princess Kate (British royal family reality and greenYgrey world fantasy) and her daughter Charlotte’s favourite colour; red is a great colour for women’s fashion.

Rachel Riley looked ravishing in red last night, and at a charity do too, although the venue has hellish connotations if you believe in monotheism, which I don’t of course, with their traditional red kit representing Manchester United’s nickname of the Red Devils. I believe Rachel Riley is angelic enough to ward off any evil spirits!

Scorpions In Trance Update

I was listening to The Scorpions In Trance album on YouTube as I read the above stories on MSN this morning funnily enough, reminding me that I’d read a Scorpions article on Classic Rock that provides an update to their controversial album covers story that I featured in XaW Files: Beyond Humanity.

At the time, the Wikipedia information seemed to blame the record company, so that’s what I used, but now it seems that it was more Uli Jon Roth’s idea than the record company, so apologies to them. From Classic Rock:

‘As the owner of said guitar, Roth subsequently expressed his shame at the photograph – though Schenker says it was Roth who actually suggested it.
“It was his idea,” says an unrepentant Schenker. “It was a great sleeve for us. It’s sexy, it’s mystical and above all it’s not brutal.”’

The greenYgrey of In Trance

Moreover, Schenker’s In Trance song meaning also sounds like my time writing the greenYgrey, and becoming a Nietzsche superman, Buddhist enlightened: “It’s about trying to get into the middle of life – not the extreme left or right,” he explains. “You can get stuck in a rut, doing things you don’t like, over and over again. It had to do with drinking, maybe.”

I still love drinking, and especially golden ales, which doesn’t have anything to do with my taste in women; that’s just a coincidence. The woman on the In Trance cover is also a classic rock model of an AAW: one that will always keep me in trance… although I had to escape that music scene… back to the safety of classic rock!

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Alternative cover

While I clarified before that the celebrities are the ones I meant and referred to in my greenYgrey writing there was a Rachel Rachel Riley lookalike, and Elle McPherson soundalike waify version from my time in trance; as well as a Kate or two from my previous pre-uni life, when there was a woman who could have been an inspiration for my lucid dreaming, but wasn’t; and one who ran and ate healthy long before me.

I write the above in warm thanks, hoping to please them if they read it. I don’t expect anything in return, and clarified that it was the celebrities in question because I didn’t want other women seeking AAW status, and being disappointed if I didn’t give it. It became a pressure and anxiety that affected me, and I’m not that socially comfortable anyway.

AAW will aawlways live on, as it has been written, and hopefully there will be many more generations of women who like to look good, and that will have the freedom to do so. I’m getting a bit old to be appreciating it in public now, so please don’t expect the extra-aaw-dinary… except in my writing!

If feminists think I’m being exploitative, well, here’s a topless one of me from Oz in 1989:



Are Your Friend Filters Full? Or do you think they’re ‘Foolters’, Clogging Your System!

When you’re young you put up with some rubbish ‘friends’ because you want to have company, someone to go out with, and to go to good places and parties etc, to not seem a friendless loner; as they get persecuted of course, as Chris Packham described he was in his Asperger’s documentary.

Friend groups can be great, but usually decline in importance as you get older, as most of the hippy communes soon fell apart in the 1960s, as described by Adam Curtis in one of his liberal left-wing orientated documentaries.


In Defence of the Department of Youth (Motley Crue Memories of My Youth)

As I described in my recent article about the Scottish Highlands on TravelThruHistory, I now liked the way all the people on the holiday, who were oldish, kept to their set places on the bus and dinner tables. I don’t think this is a sign of being better, just the way it is, because of age: both the physical and mental properties of humans; body, mind and spirit.

Young people are full of energy, and everything is new to them, so they are both driven by their physical properties and desire to learn about life to move about a lot; in social conditions this means they naturally feel like moving about and interacting with others, whereas older people don’t have that energy drive, or interest in others, as they’ve been there and done that.

The above is an attempt to provide a philosophical insight into why there is often generational conflict, in line with my position as a PhD graduate, and as a peer of Adam Curtis. I propose that the reason is not more physical or mental, but a combination of both. Recent science has also shown that younger people naturally like to sleep later, which has over the years been interpreted as laziness or rebellion; hopefully, such new knowledge will help humanity understand each other, across generations and other social demographics.

I’ve tried to have such conversations with some of my friend groups over the years, but they usually lower it to sex and race, which is why I had to free myself from them, and am eager to escape to my peer group now. However, hopefully you’ll be able to understand this, and interpret it correctly.

Stormy Seas – Clouds of Culture – Friend Foolters

Over the last few weeks I’ve proposed that the masses are kept ‘below the surface’ of knowledge by continuous waves of mass immigration, and the clouds of culture they bring, with the countries that are affected, such as Blighty, continually having to have the same social debates and arguments; such as race, gender and sexuality; as new cultures arrive from the ‘developing world’.

One of the reasons I gave up my friends was that I was bored with their conversations, and thought I could learn more and be more entertained from documentaries on television. If you have friends groups who you really relate to, and that are very knowledgeable and funny, you may find them more stimulating than television, and first-hand spontaneous comedy built on years of ‘local cultural knowledge’ can be better than planned, as seen on television, but overall, the most talented people can usually be seen on television.

Documentary ‘Gas Giant Gravity’ 3G Entertaining Knowledge

While I’m often critical of the ‘establishment’ and the ‘BBC‘ I am probably a product of both more than anything, as I declared recently in my gas giant gravity (3G) theory, and watching Blue Planet II and Sky at Night recently I feel like they are providing the most up to date confirmed information or scientific theories information available.

On a more sensational level, Quest’s ‘The Unexplained Files’ and ‘UFOs: The Lost Evidence’ provide the latest unconfirmed theories and evidence.

If ‘immigrants’ are watching such programmes with open minds, and learning the latest science, then it would make mass immigration look better. However, many/most seem more interested in hiding away from it, maintaining their Middle-Eastern monotheistic myths, to keep their families and communities under their manly monopoly.

If you filter that as my gender and race prejudice, then you are just like one of the foolters I cleaned out of my system, like fat from a clogged artery, to help you breathe better. Some of those foolters were university graduates, but weren’t humanities or social science students, but thought they knew everything about it.

I think I’ve learnt the latest knowledge about the above science subjects from the documentaries, but know I’m no expert in any of them; but also think that makes me quite wise, remembering that 2500 years ago in ancient Greece, Socrates said that the wisest were those who know they know little.

Marc Latham books available on Amazon.


Media Makes My Gas Giant Gravity: Lee Kendall Scandalous Accusation

While human social interaction can provide some ‘gravity’ to propel me forward, as I posted in my new space-social metaphor theory a few posts ago, the media is a gas giant like Jupiter or Saturn compared to the human Venus or Mars. Most of the ‘gravity’ in the media is provided by humans of course, and is always made by them.

Documentaries and Films… and News etc

While I used to watch a lot of drama, such as soaps and series, the last few years I’ve been mostly limiting myself to documentaries and films, as well as news and sport, and the odd comedy, such as Have I Got News For You and Man Down (critical greenYgreyologists might think it’s because I relate to it, and I do in some ways, but mostly I like it because it’s funny, and a good example of my demographic laughing at itself).

A recent Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Wild featured an Iranian-heritage PhD graduate who’d left academia to live off the grid. His criticisms of the life (rivalry, competition, irrelevance etc), were kind of how I felt twelve years ago when I left, only rather than escaping to the forest, I set up the Greenygrey world online, and enjoyed the outdoors running and hiking.

Some people (anti-greenYgreyliens etc) continued to harass and persecute me if they saw me on my limited reluctant ventures into ‘civilisation’, and especially student or ‘counterculture graduates’ lands; or even in work by a manager from that locality, who thought her social group had forced me out of university, and was trying to do the same in work. I’ve heard some openly say they were trying to drive me out of the city I live in – as if I’m a dinosaur relic of Old Britain in the way of the new promised land of Multiculturalia.

They act as if they are the revolutionaries; like Russell Brand, who still enjoys media love despite supposedly trying to oust them; when it seems to have been a government policy since the 1950s, when white children were being sent abroad to be abused elsewhere in the Commonwealth, with promises of Oranges and Sunshine, the title of a book and film about how it was finally exposed by a social worker decades later, while non-white people from the Commonwealth were being enticed to Blighty with promises of a better life.

Watch What You Say and How You Say It

Another manager used to slag everybody else off, both in work and on social media, but when I asked him something in ‘his traditional accent’ he seemed to take offence, inspired by a sitcom where his ‘people’ showed their great side by laughing at themselves, like Man Down does for me and mine, and he openly boasted of ‘getting other people’ who got in his way… as well as acting like Weinstein with women.

However, although I’ve been a socialist-inspired fair-treatment student and employee, and welcome a move towards a better and fairer university and work environment, I think the political correctness can go too far. I don’t know the whole story of the England women’s team farce, with successful coach Mark Sampson having had to leave, and Lee Kendall having been accused of ‘talking in a Caribbean accent’ by Eni Aluko.

I was reminded of that watching Bear Grylls with Rob Brydon in the second episode of his new Mission series. Grylls said he’d noticed he’d started talking with a Welsh accent, and Brydon didn’t take offence. Brydon is of course an impersonator himself, most famously for doing Ronnie Corbett, who he said loved his impersonations and comedy (including about his size) about him.

I might also add that I’d also enjoyed the first episode, with Anthony Joshua. In the past I’ve exaggerated how much I like Joshua, calling him a fine figure, and a nice man; to parody how society seems to be, and bring out the prejudice in those who think they’re not; but he did come across as a very nice man, and good role model.

Marc Latham books available on Amazon.


Culture Clouds Civil Wars: Pestminster Battle 4 Blighty Between Old and New Waves of Groomers

I write everything here from my memory and recent prompts, and if I haven’t edited straight afterwards, correct everything from the mistakes re-entering my consciousness. Nobody else has any input. I know I’m a victim of my own self-proclaimed genius, with the right thinking the left are helping me, and vice-versa; those in my life now thinking those from the past are helping me, and vice-versa; and probably those who are religious and devilish thinking the same.

After thinking about culture clouds yesterday after blogging, obscuring the truth from humanity, this morning I could look at the sun; I think quite safely but am not sure how safe, and please don’t follow my lead on it unless sure; because it was not bright, but was visible behind lightish grey clouds, making me add to yesterday’s thoughts, that sometimes (culture) clouds can help us see things that are otherwise out of sight.

Establishment Devil Worshippers v Counter Culture Satanists

If you believe David Icke, who thinks the World (and British) Establishment is run by devil worshippers, and group Russell Brand in with the counterculture he seems to be in, who have had Sympathy for the Devil from the Rolling Stones to The Pretty Reckless, then Brand leading the Anonymice black-clothed destructors on Westminster, now dubbed Pestminster by others, seems to be a Devilish civil war.

Being an agnostic bordering on atheism I don’t believe in any of it really, looking beyond monotheism for my universal truth. Funnily enough, so do the Freemasons apparently, as they look for inspiration more to the pre-Abrahamic-monotheistic sun-worshipping Egyptians who built the pyramids.

Beyond Humanity

Looking back at my Derren Brown Fans Alert blog post from a few days ago; I don’t know if it was more because I felt something was wrong, or that I like reading my own writing, in a self-proclaimed genius kind of way, written here with self-parody; the neutron stars combining was of course the end of the greenYgrey world (admitting my spontaneous prose stream of consciousness mistake), and I should have included an image representing the Universe Big Bang before the greenYgrey world Big Bang photo representation. Here’s three to make up for it:

The greenYgrey one:

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The gYgPOP (greenYgrey PinkyOrangePurple) One:

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The Return to Humanity One:

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The above image reminded me that I once joked in a self-parody way that maybe they’d build such a statue to me one day, in one of the woods where I had my greenYgrey epiphany. I think this greenYgrey world Big Bang representation is Woodhouse Ridge in Leeds, but I also sat, hiked and ran farther along the Meanwood Valley, to the Hollies and beyond the North Circular; training for my first marathon and enjoying getting away from the city, university, civilisation and lots of people (although I knew deep down I was still one… I could pretend otherwise while running like a wolf… running from humanity psychologically… but knowing I had to return… only I would return refreshed… ready for more battles and bullshit I didn’t want!).

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Around that time (birth of greenYgreyism, starting as Greenygrey) I also submerged myself in Meanwood Beck one Christmas Day morning, which was kind of the start of my greenYgrey years looking back, but I didn’t know where it was going, or how long it would last.

More Derren Brown Recall Relevance

After looking back at that Derren Brown title blog post again I also noticed that the collage was from a travel feature on Iceland, which is of course where the greenYgrey story ended.

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In that recent blog post I had of course written that this wall looked like the sunrise or start of the greenYgrey world, so the Iceland relevance is the wrong way around, as it should have been on the end or sunset wall.

I watched J.K. Rowling (admirable inspiration for greenYgrey fiction correspondent G.G. Howling) have a similar experience last night in the Harry Potter: A History of Magic documentary. Funnily enough, the Freemasons were involved again, as it was thinking her Deathly Hallows symbol had been influenced by the Masonic emblem featured in the classic movie based on a Rudyard Kipling novel, The Man Who Would Be King; the story ironically (my irony) covered by Rupert Murdoch (new eco-warrior ocean rescue hero)’s  The Sun last week.

I’d also joked about that movie at the time (pre-birth-greenYgrey); joking I was the new Man Who Would Be King, but not of some far off country, but dear ol’ Blighty! Maybe the Establishment heard about it and took it seriously!!

As a little personal Freemasons footnote, a few weeks ago I had a few minutes left in the library before going to work, and inspired by recently seeing Dan Brown on television promoting his new book Origin I flicked through a biography about him, The Dan Brown Enigma I think, and one of first things I found deep in the book was the sun’s significance to the Freemasons, via the ancient Egyptians.

J.K. said she thought it stuck in her mind as she received news of her mother’s death at the time; and that sense of loss inspired such storylines in Harry Potter. I was also suffering loss at the time, but not an actual death, although I was having to mentally kill off a lot of my life at the time, and memories of a lot of my previous years.

They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and I think I am now; as well as colder and more psychopathic; but not to the point of killing; just enough to survive in the modern world; and part of that is not to react at all, in a Nietzsche superman kind of way, or Martial Arts control, or Christian turning the other cheek.

This memoir was published as The Guns N’ Roses Worker-Traveller, and like Marc Latham’s other books is available to buy or borrow on Amazon and some great big bookshops.

Proud of Protest-anti-sm: Human World

I watched a double documentary about Martin Luther recently on the BBC, marking the 500 years anniversary of his ‘reformation’ of the church in Germany. It made me proud to be living in a Protestant country, although I don’t believe in the monotheistic god. Luther was more like the historical Jesus Christ than the wealthy and elaborate church he revolted against. I also watched the David Starkey historical documentary about it.

Luther was greenYgrey Moderate?

The programmes depicted Luther as a moderate compared to Muntzer, which is how I’ve always viewed and portrayed my writing theme: greenYgreyvolution rather than revolution.

Russell Brand seemed to be my Muntzer, a ‘revolutionary’ extremist, who the Anonymouses expected to lead them on Westminster, now dubbed Pestminster; bet the SAS were quaking in their boots!; after practises I’ve been writing about for a decade in university and work have become headline news.

Ironically, Russell ‘Pied Piper of British Grooming’ Brand will be crowned the Stylist women’s magazine man-of-the-year next weekend, above all the men who’ve been battling to save the Yazidi sex-slave-raped-tortured victims of I.S. genocide; not to mention the British and European ones of I.S. affiliates; African and Asian too.

Irish Victims of Religion

While the British liberal left, such as Brand, Corbyn and McDonnell, usually side with Irish republicans against the British establishment, the Republic of Ireland is still under the strict control of the Catholic Church, with all its illiberal dogma.

Irish women such as Sinead O’ Connor have been rebelling against that all their lives, showing that most cultures and nations have their own bad practises and rebels, in line with the old idiom that the grass looks greener on the other side, but often isn’t once you get to know them.

Sympathy for the Devils

Ironically, I had some sympathy with Russell Brand, and criticism of Sinead O’ Conner recently. When she’d sounded suicidal on social media, Brand tried to console her, and O’ Conner responded by saying maybe they should have sex!

It reminded me of George Galloway, who I also criticised a lot during the greenYgrey years. When he responded to Charles Kennedy’s death due to alcoholism by tweeting or something ‘better a drunk Charles Kennedy’ than somebody, he was lambasted on social media for being insensitive.

Far From the Madding Crowd

I watched Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd recently, and thought that the frugal faithful Gabriel Oak contrasted with the dashing lying unfaithful charmer Sergeant Francis “Frank” Troy were kind of like me and Brand, with Bathsheba Everdene representing the educated women who support and promote him; especially when she still tended his grave even after his failings and falseness were revealed.

However, I did like Troy’s faithfulness and support for poor Fanny Robin, who could be representative of the working-class girls, such as those groomed and raped by higher classes and richer immigrants over my lifetime; and perhaps forever.

Irish Rebels 

I also watched a documentary about Bobby Sands recently, and was reminded of his death in 1981, when I was 16, and he was 27. I looked like this:

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27 is the ‘mythical age of rock star death’ (Morrison, Joplin, Hendrix etc), and it was a year after I’d got into heavy metal and rock in a big way, with the death of AC/DC’s Bon Scott one of the catalysts. John Lennon died the previous year to Sands, in 1980.

Sands reminded me of Scott and AC/DC, so I got quite caught up in it, feeling sorry for him, but I also saw the bomb attacks in Britain and Ireland, so the I.R.A. were still the enemy to me, as I remember it.

Argentina was too when they invaded the Falklands the next year. My main previous knowledge of them was hosting the 1978 World Cup, which I’d loved, so I found it hard to understand how a country that had created such joy, had now declared war on us.

While most Irish rebels seem to have been against the British establishment, I related to Paddy Mayne when I watched a documentary series about the S.A.S. earlier in the year, where Mayne was depicted as a great soldier who drank too much and was always getting into trouble and rebelling against the hierarchy.

I Am Rebel not Coward

While I haven’t emulated Mayne’s sporting or military achievements, I have rebelled against authority to the point of self-destruction, and primarily when I’ve felt it was the powerful’s GBH: Grooming, Bullying and Harassment.

I stopped talking to lifelong friends, and basically gave up my youthful life memories when I heard they’d betrayed me. In university, I left after thinking I was being treated unfairly, especially after I thought the reason was because the two Heads of Department considered me a love rival for their student/secretary!

Local Liars Losers (3 x 5 starting with L)

In work, some male and masculine managers seemed a mirror reflection, grooming their staff while trying to put them off me. I wasn’t looking for a relationship there anyway, with none fitting the description I publicised throughout: ‘slim, beautiful, 21-40, single, unattached, blonde or brunette’.

Without being snobby, at my age and with my education a relationship with a young relatively uneducated woman would probably not work, although like Far From A Madding Crowd‘s Troy, I still like and respect the good and intelligent among them.

Instead of being an ethical moralistic mini-martyr as I’ve tried to be, and think I have been, my double-negatives (Elon Musk’s naysayers) try to depict me as a desperate loser, who has been defeated in battles I never wanted and never fought.

The local liars depicted me as their enemy and threat when I didn’t ask to go there, and never really wanted to be there. Therefore, most people who listened to them didn’t even have the first ‘truth’ right, so got everything else wrong; as you would if your first basis for world truth is that it is flat, and the sun circles us; as humanity has thought for most of its recorded history.

Elon Musk said about critical theory: ‘Do you have the right axioms, are they relevant, and are you making the right conclusions based on those axioms?’

Amber Heard: Female Russell Brand?

Talking (writing) of Elon Musk, would I still want to go out with Amber Heard now, and would I be a hypocrite if I did, as she does seem to be a bit of a female Russell Brand.

I’m going from her relationships with Depp and Musk. I don’t know what happened with Depp, but people close to Musk said he’d broken off their romance because Heard had been manipulative. Heard has played that kind of character to the point of stereotype, such as in The Rum Diary, where I first ‘fell in love’ with her; All the Boys Love Mandy Lane and 3 Days To Kill.

There are many other movies she has starred in that I haven’t seen, so I don’t know if she also plays different characters.

While I tried to support the nice and loving women, now I think Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ video is more in line with how women need to be: strong psychology, rather than Taylor Momen’s devilish defeatism; although I hope Momsen’s doing well, and still love her look, voice and music.

However, I’d still most like a hippyish woman with a heart of gold, who likes to dress nicely, kind of like women like Cressida Bonas and Rosie Huntington-Whitely seem, but to be like that all your life you kind of need a ‘sheltered life’ away from the ‘real world’.

As all the power-GBH revelations have shown, the ‘real world’ is even there in the most respected and prestigious environments, such as academia and the media.

Marc Latham’s books are available on Amazon.

Prince William Human Overpopulation Concern: More Animals, More we Learn

Prince William voiced his concern about human overpopulation recently, and its effect on wildlife, following his father in 2011, and Sir David Attenborough, whose Blue Planet 2 is currently showing the wonders of the world, under the oceans. I agree with him, not because I don’t like humanity, but because I like animals, and think they have a right to life too, and that they are good for humanity: both for learning and mental health. There’s a lot more I could write about humanity and animals, but I don’t think this is the place really, and I’ll leave these photos from the Pantanal in Brazil in 1994 talk for themselves, following on from coati, capybara and monkey photos. I hope such sights and experiences will be available for future generations of humans, thrilling them as they thrilled me:

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Marc Latham’s books are available on Amazon.

Derren Brown Fans Alert: Leeds Woodhouse Bedroom Big Bang of greenYgrey World

As the universe is said to have started with a Big Bang explosion, and is forecast to end by imploding, I found the same kind of evidence for the greenYgrey world I created online over a decade ago, and that spawned a trilogy of educative fantasy fiction travel quest parody comedy books with an animal welfare, environmental and equality message in old photos of local woods at twilight time and my bedroom wall.

PinkyOrangePurple and greenYgrey

The greenYgrey world ended with the onset of PinkyOrangePurple (POP), merging like recent evidence of two neutron stars crashing into each other in what is called a kilonova, felt through gravity waves reaching Earth

Illustration of two stars merging

Here’s the greenYgrey world version, photographed in the mid-noughties:

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Building Blocks of the greenYgrey World

As life on Earth is said to have evolved from basic chemical building blocks, most of the common themes of the greenYgrey world over the past decade can be seen on my bedroom walls from that time in the mid-noughties.

This wall, which could be seen as the birth or sunrise of the greenYgrey world, features a beautiful woman on top from the FHM calendar; as Debbie Harry was the greenYgrey goddess, Kate Moss the Queen, and the final age the ABBBA one, most influenced by Agnetha; a painting of the sun I did in 2003 and a collage of sunlight through trees from the Traveller magazine, travelling inland from the sea:

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This wall, which could be seen now as the end or sunset, has a Leeds United scarf (more proof of who I support, and proof against those who say I’m only pretending to be a Leeds fan for profit, privilege or cowardice!) and a running medal above a woman on a beach and Debbie Harry herself. Another woman is above an astronaut from an IMAX space film I watched. Then there’s a gYgPOP twilight scene from the Apocalypse Now movie above an Independent newspaper map of the 21st century world.

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I saw these photos for the first time in years, maybe the full ten (?), while scanning the other photos, and was surprised to see how they mirrored the greenYgrey world so much, and seemed to have set the scene for it; in a Derren Brown kind of way!

In my conscious mind, I had no plans to end the greengYrey trilogy with a POP twilight times scene until studying several sunrises; and noticing they are pink, orange and purple rather than actually red; and that could be used within the XaW Files travel quest theme of searching for our Andy Warhol, Andy Wolfhol, famous for pop art.

Likewise, I had no plans to end the trilogy in Iceland when I took the XaW Files cover star photo of the sunset looking out to the west from Norway: towards Iceland!

This memoir was published as The Guns N’ Roses Worker-Traveller, and like Marc Latham’s other books is available to buy or borrow on Amazon and some great big bookshops.

Blue Planet II 2nd to greenYgrey3, as Sir David Attenborough is to Me, like capybara is to coati

Blue Planet II showed the sea world is fascinating, but still second to land. The same goes for the presenter, Sir David Attenborough, who’s improving with age…
but the youngster still has some way to go before rivalling me,
as proved by my self-proclaimed genius blog post title poetry,
adding another line to return to the title with another three.

Introduction Explanation

Just a little self-parody comedy intro there about Sir David Attenborough, who’s of course a legend who’s done wonders for awareness of the natural world, and also agrees with me; or I agree with him is probably more accurate, along with Rupert Murdoch; that humanity is destroying the planet and animal world with overpopulation and unnecessary waste.

Although there are lots of ingenious and beautiful creatures under the waves I still prefer the land ones, and especially the furry ones, such as cute coy coatis and cantankerous cuddly capybaras. While the Bolivian El Choro trek was independent, my time in the Brazilian Pantanal wetlands was on an organised safari, arranged after crossing the border by train from Bolivia.

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Brazilian Pantanal Animals Photos

Coati living free:

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Capybara in verdant shelter:

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There were also my old friends, monkeys:

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XaW Files: Beyond Humanity has an animal welfare and environmental awareness theme, as I’ve had since my teenage years, although with different levels of importance, such as putting it to one side for most of my twenties spent travelling, before rising again in university and the advent of blogging, when I thought I may be able to do my bit for the planet, like Sir David Attenborough. It was therefore prominent for the whole of my greenYgrey decade, culminating in XaW Files:

Vikings Movie Reminder in Bolivian Andes above La Paz

Seeing thatched houses and huts in the Andes on the El Choro trek above La Paz, Bolivia reminded me of old European houses, such as in The Vikings movie that had been one of my favourites when young. Finding a tool in a hut I stayed in along with some other travellers on the three-days hike from 5000 metres (downhill) back down to Bolivia’s capital, after getting a lift to the starting point with a truck, inspired this movie-inspired photo in 1994:

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Marc Latham’s books are available on Amazon.