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I Am Media: Conspiracy Eggs

One of academic philosopher Mark Rowlands’s books is Everything I Know I learnt from T.VRowlands isn’t being academically precise in the title, but makes the point that you can learn a lot from television, and it’s where most people pick up their world views. In the ‘West’ we seem to have a lot of free information, so have access to enough viewpoints for us to form opinions and think we know as much about our existence as we can.

Beyond the Extremes: Chicken and Egg

When I went to university I wanted to know as much as possible, including like Gary McKinnon what was in Area 51 in the U.S.A, and if there was knowledge of life beyond our world.

I guess I thought it was safe then, but 9/11 and what followed showed that government secrets are necessary. Conspiracy theorists probably argue that was one of the reasons somebody in the ‘West’ did it, along with creating justification for a global military clampdown, but I don’t think the following decade in American politics and international affairs suggests that was the case.

Media Lucky in Blighty and the West

I apparently grew up in the golden age of British children’s television, and think I did in the golden age of comedy too, with many great sitcoms in the 1970s and 1980s. I think there’s enough choice in the media, with the internet and multiple channels (like Quest, Eden and Sky Ocean Rescue [although Rupert Murdoch seems to have been a ‘baddie’ for most of his life in the eyes of the world I welcome Sky joining the environmental battle, as Richard Flanagan did a businessman protecting forests in Tasmania]) providing choice and specialist interest.

While I mentioned the BBC and Hollywood in my criticism yesterday it was with a heavy heart rather than vindictiveness, as they’ve provided most of my entertainment, and a lot of my general knowledge in my life.

Look North Conspiracy?

As nobody else was blamed for the Jimmy Savile years in the BBC I can’t help wondering if there are still such elements controlling operations. Those suspicions were heightened when Harry Gration and Paul Hudson went on a sponsored walk around Yorkshire not long after the Savile years were publicised, and said in the studio that it was suggested from above.

While my charity fundraising, and grooming scandal criticism, wasn’t getting much attention after twelve years of endurance running and freelance blogging, it seemed ironic that the BBC, home of Savile, sent out two middle-aged/old men and the public flocked to them as if there had never been any scandal at the BBC: like Russell Brand being Stylist women’s magazine’s man of 2017!

I don’t think Gration and Hudson were involved in any conspiracy (and especially not Keeley Donovan, local superAAW, who I’m glad to see seems to have been promoted to presenter, as well as getting engaged to be married), and beyond the conspiracy think it was great they did the fundraising, and that people supported them, but within the conspiracy at the BBC, because nobody was blamed for Savile, could have been symbolic tools of evil power people like Savile; I.S. and Weinstein; who think the ‘masses’ are easily manipulated for their entertainment and service.

I write this in hope that Blighty is emerging from that era, with more truth and information, but fear more waves of it, especially from mass immigration and multicultural fascism, as the inside children’s homes scandals of the 1950s – 1980s were replaced by outside children’s homes scandals from the 1980s -2010s.

Will Blighty ever be safe for children? Not with more immigration and cuts I fear, in a stormy seas scenario, rather than the calm reservoir needed. That’s why I continue to write about it, and watch television as much as possible, following my PhD in Communications (mostly media) Studies in 2005.

Doctor Who Am I?

One of my favourite programmes and earliest sci-fi inspirations when young was Doctor Who, on a Saturday evening after Grandstand (sports programme) I think. The newest Doctor Who team of doctor and assistant, Jodie Whittaker and Bradley Walsh, role reversing younger woman and older man, kind of symbolises how I’ve been blogging, and my main target audience, over the last twelve years.

My writing has evolved to being more complex than that, psychologically scientific rather than sci-fi scientific, but I’m sure there’s going to be lots of knowledge and philosophy contained in the series, and especially for the young audience Doctor Who is aimed at. I think Bradley Walsh is a safe option for an older man in the series.

Sorry to Stylist, which I generally enjoy reading, and all his female fans, but I still don’t think the same for Penguin publishers’ choice of Russell Brand to retell the Pied Piper story!

For those who think I’m jealous of Brand, or anti-hippy, here’s some images from my ‘counter-culture’ time in South America in 1994 chasing the same kind of mind dreams and world knowledge that Brand and his followers seem to want; perhaps an early influence on my greenYgrey concept theme for my writing site!?:

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Queen Kate Moss Still Reigns: Unexpected Freedom Show of Unexplained Power

As artificial intelligence technology increases, I wonder if we will one day be able to send all our thoughts into writing, as I recently saw at the Leeds Light festival music being transmitted from thoughts. It’d save me lots of time, because as Chris Packham said in his Asperger’s documentary that his thoughts cascade, mine are overflowing at the moment… with the stimulation of two mugs of coffee.

Leeds Win 3-0 Ending 3 League Games Losing Streak

After I blogged about Leeds United last week they returned to winning ways yesterday, with a 3-0 win. The first two goals were scored by the team’s current most skilful playmaker, Samu Saiz, who is reminiscent of past favourite players of mine, such as Tony Currie and John Sheridan.

With hindsight, I’d compare Peter Lorimer more to Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale in Europe, rather than Lionel Messi, who is more like Saiz and Currie; and Eddie Gray or Johnny Giles in the great Don Revie Leeds side of the 1960s/70s. I also made a couple of date typos in that post, which hopefully shows it’s coffilosophy stream of thought spontaneous prose.

AAW – Alien New Genius Theory

Waiting for the day’s football highlights, I wanted some stimulating television viewing, and The Unexplained Files (human-alien skeletons with non-human DNA and a mysterious ‘UFO?’ on the Baltic Sea floor last night) wasn’t on Quest until 9pm (the evidence contained in that documentary was meeting the above topics like a confluence, after Chris Packham’s Asperger’s documentary last week reminded me of Gary McKinnon, an Asperger’s ‘sufferer’ who hacked into the Pentagon looking for U.F.O. evidence, as I’d tried to use my university study to ‘find the truth’) but I’m going to dam it until later. As you can hopefully see, rather than looking for topics to blog, I’ve got a backlog, that needs to be categorised, otherwise I’d be here all day!

So I watched the George Michael ‘Freedom’ documentary I’d recorded on Monday night. I didn’t know the greenYgrey world’s Queen Kate Moss was involved, and her powerful introduction showed that she still reigns.

After watching the alien programme, and reading more about it today on Wikipedia (that stream of thought is still flooding the one I’m trying to stay on!) I had a new thought that is the first I know of; yes, I’m claiming it as evidence of my self-proclaimed genius!: could female beauty often being defined by women who have sharp squarish cheekbones be inspired by aliens that once walked the Earth, as told in Inca legends featured last night, and others around the world, and the skeletons with non-human DNA; as described on Wikipedia: ‘not least of which the amount of bones on the head that consisted of four in total that had sharp edges’).

Kate Moss Intro to George Michael 

I wasn’t a fan of George Michael in the 1980s. In fact, Wham were antithesis to me: a pagan warrior metaller! I’ve thought since that it might have been better to be clean and stylish and liked Wham for the women, instead of having long greasy hair most of the time, and scruffy clothes. I did watch The Clothes Show, but that was just because I was a fan of the supermodels!

Who knows, I might have ended up in Primrose Hill in 1990s with Kate and the gang. In reality I didn’t even know about PH then; or don’t remember it anyway, I probably did see about it in tabloids; and was more interested in L.A.s Hollywood and Sunset Boulevard inspired by L.A. Metal.

Ironically, while I didn’t like Wham’s music, it was also their squeaky clean image I didn’t like, and then George Michael went more leftfield and wild than the Hollywood bad boys I revered, and died a death that most of them thankfully escaped.

Watching the documentary last night (I probably wouldn’t have if he was just living a normal happy life, such as with Anselmo [inspired by my previous blog posts this week, I wondered if he looked like me, in a Cantonaesque way!?] and not died from a drugs overdose last year), I related to George Michael’s tragic-tortured artist personality, who likes a certain amount of privacy really, while creating an image to take his fans on a journey with, and wanting to be recognised as a true writer; and being disappointed by rejection and animosity from those in the ‘liberal-left’ (being politically correct) that he was trying to please. Freedom was the name of the documentary, and I really liked that song, its message, and its video.

Debbie Harry of Blondie

Anyway, before Kate Moss there was Debbie Harry of Blondie, goddess of the greenYgrey world; who had similarly striking cheekbones.

As proof of my fan love (number 197 in the Blondie fan club!) for her in the 1970s (because of her looks and voice not name), and one of the first examples I have of my original independent thinking, rather than collecting and constructing as instructed in the comics booklets featured in the last blog post, here’s an image of one of my first self-publishing projects:

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Day in the Life of a Worker-Traveller: October 16th, 1987, and 30 Years Later…

As I wrote my blog about travel heaven and hell on Monday morning, October 16th, I thought there was a strange sepia glow around, but put it down to city lights still being on or something, and didn’t think much about it. I wouldn’t have gone out if it hadn’t been forecast to be the last warm day of a spell of mild weather over the weekend. I went out for the forecasted brightest time in the early afternoon, but wondered why when I got out, as it was all cloud and wet on the ground. I think it was also eerily quiet, as somebody said on T.V. later, but I didn’t really notice that much at the time, or think it was for any particular reason.

Prophecy or Coincidence?

However, after I’d walked east five minutes along the canal towpath I saw the sun poking through the thick grey cloud, and it looked the pinky orange some other people also saw, and that was mentioned on the Yorkshire ITV weather report later. My decade-long website theme was the greenygrey, and towards the end it developed a PinkyOrangePurple twilight times theme after a sun-inspired ascent of the middle greenygrey Y: greenYgrey. Together the colour combinations were abbreviated to gYgPOP. The scene I saw on Monday was like a ggPO, with the classic greenygrey landscape lit up by a PinkyOrange sun; not looking Yellow!

This image of the scene accompanying an MSN story, of sun and Liver Bird in Liverpool, does look fully gYgPOP, with the human constructions providing the green and grey!:

Credits: Liverpool Echo

When I sat down the sky was all grey cloud apart from a thin band of blue on the western horizon. Within half an hour the sky had cleared, and was nearly all blue.

I thought that it was quite a coincidence, and would have looked a bit like Jesus parting the sea if there were any disciples around; and much better than King Cnut and the tide, although he was of course demonstrating that he couldn’t overcome nature.

30 Years Storm Anniversary

It was weird that it happened thirty years to the day after Britain’s worst storm of the twentieth century, and is said to have been partly caused by the Ophelia storm that was happening in parts of Britain and Ireland that day bringing dust up from the south, scattering the blues and greens of the sun’s light spectrum, leaving the reddish ones to dominate.

That’s the scientific explanation, and as I’ve been an advocate for science over the last decade I’m happy to go along with it. I’m also happy to let ‘red’ get most of the descriptions, although pink and orange were more accurate, as there were negatives from Ophelia, as all storms, and some of the dust was thought to have been from deadly wildfires in Portugal and Spain.

Leeds got a bit windy – stormy in the night, but escaped the brunt of the storm. I also missed the 1987 storm, as I’d reached Crete by then, and had started my life as a worker-traveller in a village called Pirgos, going to a certain café where employers knew casual workers hung out. October 16th was quite a landmark day in my W-T career, as I started a longish term job that day. Here’s my diary for that day, and some of the previous one:

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Travel Extremes Experiences Epitomised by Two Families

This weekend I saw two travelling families on television, and they seemed to epitomise the travel experience extremes you could have. I try not to preach, just to relay my experiences and interpretations of those experiences, and further knowledge I encounter. When I set off on my youthful travels I was into heavy metal and rock, and had a similar outlook to Twisted Sister in this video (I saw them at the Reading Festival in 1982, where they got a lot of missiles thrown at them, but I liked them!)

I’m probably closer to the father’s ideology now; need military and strength to protect the ‘free world’ from Islamism (Communism for him, and returned to top of agenda by Trump and North Korea; I used to be a socialist idealist in youth, but have since lost faith in the majority of humanity!); but try to remember my youthful mind outlook, and how I felt about the world then.

As I’ve written before, epitomised by the characters of MacKay and Barrowclough in classic British sitcom Porridge; I don’t know if writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais meant to highlight that problem, but guess they do; the nice people are usually taken advantage of by those they try to help; highlighted on a national level by Britain trying to be nice in the New Labour years, only for there to be grooming of British children epidemic, as well as phone fraud robbing vulnerable people of their life savings; not to mention all the benefits fraud and compensation culture draining the nation’s resources.

Battle of Ives

While some of those who’ve used their power to bully me over my lifetime would probably like to be compared to MacKay, I really think they are more like ‘Horrible’ Ives; Wikipedia: Bernard “Horrible” Ives is a creep, a cheat and a snitch, universally loathed (and indeed victimised) by the other residents (and Warders) of Slade Prison.

In contrast, I think they try to depict me as the Ives. Because I have resisted their bullying, and criticised their grooming, they depict me as the ‘horrible’ one, rather than the heroic rebel; an image they try to keep for themselves, even though they are the ones in power!

For example, academics may seem quite high up in society, with positions of power and responsibility, but a lot of them still felt like rebels against the system, and understandably didn’t want to work any more than they were paid to do. However, some went further than that, ‘rebelling’ by grooming students, or not seeming to do much work at all!

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Travel Hell: Taliban Rapists and Child Murderers

The Taliban and I.S. hatred of women and the West seemed to be epitomised by the Canadian couple who travelled to Afghanistan while the woman was pregnant. They were more religious pilgrims than normal travellers, but their decision still seems amazing to me. If he’d gone on his own, it wouldn’t seem so crazy, but with a pregnant wife!

While I’m glad they were rescued, by Pakistan forces, who are also mostly Muslim, providing balance, and showing I don’t think all ‘Muslims’ are bad, the wife had been raped by their Taliban captors, providing them with a ‘sex slave’ for their superiority complexes.

While their use of his wife was expected, they also murdered a baby daughter, and not sons also born there, probably showing their contempt for females (I don’t know the exact reason).

While the majority of serial killers are supposed to be white, groups like I.S. and the Taliban are like whole cultures of serial killers targeting females, and yet like serial killers often attract female accomplices, I.S. manage to groom females onto their side, such as notorious Sally Jones and other white Europeans!

Travel Heaven: Argentinian Travelling Family

In contrast, a couple who left Argentina for six months and have been travelling for seventeen years, having four children, reached Britain this week, and spoke of their joyous experience during their journey around the world.

They have also been to some countries that look dangerous, but I guess they didn’t go to the most dangerous parts.

Sometimes I went to ‘dangerous’ places for a buzz or to test myself, where there were conflicts going on, or bordering them, but it was probably no more dangerous really than living in Britain during all the terrorist threats of my lifetime.

By writing the way I have over the last decade I’ve felt I’ve increased that threat, but have had just as much negativity from ‘my side’ (Britain, liberal – left [formerly, but still on animal welfare and environment!] and especially women – working-class) as those I’ve been mostly criticising.

The latter have probably (definitely in some cases) been stirring up the former with spin or lies, making them think I’m anti-them instead of pro-them, filling those with little general knowledge or interest in current affairs with bollocks, and now I’m so far in the middle I hardly feel it’s worth writing – but maybe that’s good for my writing, in a journalistic way anyway!

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Harvey Weinstein, Russell Brand, British Hierarchy, Africa and the Male Norm

Russell Brand was recently in the media saying he’s skint because he’s given so much money away, being such a nice man, yet his new book is called Recovery! The last print interview I saw of his he was happy boating in posh Henley!! After his previous book was called Revolution, with masked Anonymouses (Anonymi?) calling him to lead them in a physical revolution against Westminster, maybe the third in Russell’s three Rs trilogy will be a Malcolm McLaren’s Sex Pistols-style Great Rock n’ Roll Swindle admission: Rip-Off or Rubbish.

Apparently, according to the news today, people mainly buy books to show them off on Instagram anyway!

Russell Brand and Harvey Weinstein

I don’t know if Russell Brand worked with Harvey Weinstein, but I’m sure Weinstein would have admired Brand, and therefore given him work. Brand apparently seemed like the next Jimmy Savile to some critics around him during his Revolution, but he was still worshipped and lauded by the Left and mainstream media, even though he’d obviously just read a bit of Chomsky to anybody who’d studied politics and international relations at university.

Since I complained about the Harvey Weinstein type hierarchy I’ve come into contact with my work has dried up, and I’m still in dispute with my university department over a decade after graduating.

While men treat you as either a homosexual threat or a gender traitor, some women also treat you as a weirdo if you don’t act like the Weinstein – Brand too; like the male sexist cliché to being rejected by a woman of ‘she must be a lesbian’; a tight gay b*****d if you’re not trying to buy and bed them, with continuous compliments!

When British and European men try to treat them with more care and consideration they go looking for a ‘real man’ in other cultures and races!

Scandinavia not Africa

While the British media loves to cover American black rights protests it has ignored mine against class prejudice and sexual exploitation at university and in work – some of it with the support of the ‘multicultural majority’, who consider ‘white trash’ like me in the way of their ‘revolution’.

Has Russell Brand ever complained about the U.K.’s twenty years grooming scandal, or voiced any other such concerns about sexploitation in the media or anywhere? I don’t know of any. Comparing himself favourably in bed to then chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne was about the height of his class-gender protest I can remember! Yet he’s serenaded as a great male feminist by Loose Women etc.

While there seem to be daily news reports of American black rights protests, there are very few about women crime victims, or the ‘white trash’ who are also suffering – giving a racist polarised view of what is really a gun and violence problem affecting all. While I don’t agree with unnecessary police violence against anyone, I saw a documentary about it earlier in the year that showed white people were also getting killed by trigger-happy police (understandable at times in the violent society they work), yet they hardly ever feature on news reports. As reported after the Las Vegas shooting, there were 15,000 gun deaths in the U.S.A. last year: 300 a week.

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Symbols, Africa, Caribbean etc

As immigration from Africa and Asia has increased in the U.K., so has gun crime, gang violence and sexual exploitation such as grooming; it’s not all down to immigration of course, and has always been a part of our society. I’d like to write all the world’s problems are down to Islamists, but it is not, as a horrific story from the Congo in the news today reports.

I know that’s an extreme case, but Africa is not the idyllic paradise some Africans like to make out. I’ve seen some Africans on T.V. recently wearing Africa jewellery. Lynyrd Skynyrd were criticised for displaying a Southern flag on stage, but Africans in the U.K. can wear geographical Africa jewellery as if it’s a shining example of human rights! That’s where all the people are trying to escape from!

One African woman in a debate about contraception and the Catholic Church’s opposition to it; note the Pope was this week saying Europe should do more for refugees – refugees partly caused by overpopulation because he and his church oppose birth control! – said African women weren’t going to listen to the West’s call for birth control.

Yet they expect Europe and the West to act as a release valve for overpopulation! We’ve left Africa and Asia (colonies) because that’s what they said they wanted, but now a lot of Africa and Asia seems to want to come to Europe, and especially cold wet Blighty! If you believe in a monotheistic god then you should be willing to die for it, and go to heaven or paradise; if you believe in your continent and race, then you should stay and fight for it. I know that is impossible for some people, but not all the boat-loads risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean.

I think black lives matter, but I also think that the group of that name can seem selfish, and ignores the rest of the people, such as women and white working-class, who are also victims; sometimes of the police, and sometimes of non-white people; not to mention the Native Americans whose country it really is; or the Latin Americans, Chinese and Asians who work hard and seem under-represented.

As I said a decade ago, British society and media seems to focus 90% of its prejudice focus on white against non-white racism, largely ignoring white and women victims. That’s why the white children grooming scandal went uncovered for twenty years, and why we seem to be heading towards an Africa-America social dystopia rather than a Scandinavian utopia (before all their immigration anyway – although a lot of it was apparently mythical anyway!).

It seems as if when non-white people complain about whites they are called justified heroes, when whites do the same about non-whites they are called racists!

I suffered racism and prejudice around the world while travelling, although that was dwarfed by all the good experiences, but then when I went to university in my own country I was treated as some kind of redneck who’d just arrived in the city from the hills, and needed some prejudice to get me in line – often by non-whites and their leftie-liberal supporters – who hate white western society, with Jewishness a particular bane; I’m not Jewish, but like with the Nazis nose-measuring, looks count, and they ignore or don’t know about all the great Britons in history with big noses(we even used to be known as the long-noses) or those around the Mediterranean (like Yasser Arafat for example)!

The anti-Nazi left seem to support all the opponents of Britain and the West (and Serbs, Buddhists and Hindus) such as Ireland and the Arabs, without knowing, or ignoring, that the majority of Irish and Arabs were in fact allies of the Nazis in World War Two; admittedly allied in opposition to their common enemies rather than necessarily ideological.

Gender and Race

Scandinavia always dominates the best gender, sexuality environmental and media freedom league tables, as the greenygrey world map below shows on politics, yet it hardly ever enters the news and current affairs coverage, which is nearly always dominated by Africa and the Middle-East, along with our immigration (apart from some Europeans in recent years), and the increasing claims (and instances) of ‘racism’ that mass immigration almost inevitably brings.

The more immigrants we welcome, the more racist we’ll look – with Grenfell a disaster waiting to happen.

While the British media seem to think they are doing their duty focusing on white racism, the flip side is that they omit racism against whites, and especially women; and that other prejudices such as gender obviously lose out, and are therefore likely to go backwards in society – towards Africa, Asia and the Middle-East rather than Scandinavia.

While the media focuses on white racism, ‘minority gender crimes’ such as female genital mutilation go largely unreported, and while there have been many prosecutions for white race crimes (increasing since Islamist atrocity crimes provoked retaliation) there’s been none for FGM!

Race matters, but gender doesn’t?

If Quentin Tarantino isn’t involved in the Harvey Weinstein scandal maybe he could make a movie about white slavery now to balance out the good movie, Django Unchained, as I think such Hollywood movies provide a foundation for black victimhood and white shame-hate.

It might help prevent Jihadis like Sally Jones, or Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless exclaiming she wants to be black; providing a foundation for their beliefs; topped off by the extreme videos of I.S. etc.

Race not only Prejudice

There’s a lot white history to be ashamed of, but there’s a lot of black too, and all the other hues of humanity. While I was a critical theory student inspired by the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s I’m now sick of it dominating the media agenda, while women of all colours are the bigger victims, in the U.S.A., U.K. and world.

Moreover, while lefties call for the Falklands to be given away when they weren’t populated when Britain arrived, nobody is calling for the Caribbean to be given back to the Native Americans who were living there when the Europeans and Africans (admittedly mostly as slaves originally) arrived!

I don’t call for an end to black protest and media coverage, I just call on the media to show some balance, and black protestors to consider some other victims and the under-represented; as well as residents of other countries and continents, and the environment.

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