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Resist

A couple of weeks ago a 94 year old German man was found guilty of ‘assisting’ in the murder of thousands at Auschwitz. He was an 18 year old soldier clerk and if he had refused to do his job he would have been shot and someone else appointed.
 
The time to resist is not when you have to choose between life and death but when the dark forces of right wing racism, xenophobia, greed and hatred are on the rise. When a man (or woman), in this case Jeremy Corbyn, show the way that a better nation, a better way and a better future is possible then the least we should do is to support him even more so when many would pull him down, They may say it is ‘Realpolitik’ we need someone else in order to get elected, someone like Tony Blair perhaps, that resulted in millions dying and many millions more lives ruined.
 
It’s risky, of course it is, and he and we may lose an election but terrible though that would be it is far better to have taken a stand, to say ‘No! Up with this I will not put’!
 
You can resist the darkness in little ways by refusing to buy or read xenophobic papers like the Sun and The Daily Mail or Express and email the editors to say you wont. If you see a UKIP/BNP/Britain First stall in your town you can, if you have the courage to, confront them, politely with a smile looking for the humanity that is somewhere inside them.
 
Sometime in the future you will then be able to look your children in their face and say “I did all that I could, as soon as I could.”
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Blogging

I was talking with someone today and mentioned that I did a political (in the broadest sense) blog but that I hadn’t added a post for a couple of weeks. On reflection this was because I had become somewhat despondent about politics in general, the global climate and ever increasing bites being taken from our hard won ‘freedoms’.

Let’s face it there are over 10million blogs out there and in general it is people who are already politically aware who, in the main, will look at any one of them. So what’s the point? Again on reflection, the point is that we must keep on expressing our views, left wing, right wing, or somewhere in the middle as just one of the ways to hone our minds, exchange ideas and philosophies but above all to draw our readers attention to threats on our horizon. True freedom and democracy can so easily be eroded through neglect and there are many who seeking power for themselves, will delight in silence.

If just one person reading just one blog starts to question an assumption then the hours spent writing blogs and contributing to others will have been enormously worthwhile.

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