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The ‘Right To Die’ – It’s not a ‘right’ afforded to us, it’s our own choice already, why do we have to fight for it?

As usual euthanasia and patient assisted suicide (PAS) is something that is decided for us by people (usually church/religion and/or state) who like to fully control every aspect of our lives including the most important parts.

Ironically enough I was just pressing the point to someone recently that barristers and hence judges have the title ‘Justice’ (when presiding/judging) which shows the kind of country and world we live in. They act like [and might think] they’re non-human entities/concept/Plato’s ‘forms’ created or in existence to ‘govern’ us (‘fairly’ – according to ‘might [money/funds] is right’ ideology), mostly chosen by people like them with a Silver spoon in their mouths and not through meritocracy or an egalitarian society. The listener did not believe me… And they’re always wrong.

The problem with the Noel Conway case is that he is fighting for the right to be heard and to possibly change the law, which you can do when you go to the High Court. What that means is even if he wins he won’t win permission to have a say over his own life, it’s getting the issue of the blanket ban on euthanasia and PAS to be debated again. The courts and parliament are too busy passing the buck between each other on deciding who or how to change the law if at all. Parliament in general (both Houses, not just the government) have shown over the years that they have little interest in doing so and don’t want to address whether they’re breaking Human Rights in denying choice either.

As far as I’m concerned a person should be able to end their life (especially as they don’t choose to live in the first place, their parents make that choice) whenever they want (and no I don’t on a whim or bad mood) but if we’re going the ‘doctor recommended’ route then it shouldn’t just be the terminally ill and patients with diagnosis (not all patients are diagnosed they can be under constant review), any patient who finds their life unbearable should have their wishes honoured. Plenty of them were suffering long before they became patients, plenty have lost all hope and plenty don’t have the strength or resources to terminate themselves in a peaceful, painless way. All they’re asking for is that doctors/medical professionals carry out the death part of their jobs fully. The profession is not just about life and preserving it no matter what and then patients dying because everything they tried failed and so the health professionals can’t blame themselves or face insurance/court backlash, it’s about full respect of your charge/patient. It’s about death rites and being there for them i.e. you assist in bringing them into the world, you’re there for them in between and it’s also your job to help take them out as well in the kindest possible way, before their suffering outweighs their quality of life. That’s not just the job of priests. Death is also a part of healing and many cultures know and have known that for millenia. We’re too far removed from what it feels like to be human and to be part of humanity, opting to be slaves to protocol instead and the ideology of ‘it’s my job, I might not agree but that’s what the rules say’ as a way of pushing aside and negating personal responsibility.

What are people supposed to do whilst the health industry, religion and politicians/monarchy are ‘playing God’ or ‘representative(s) of God’? It’s obvious that the divide between rich and poor keeps getting wider, that suicide rates and going abroad for euthanasia or PAS has increased especially in times of austerity (more stress = more illness and being affected younger) so why the reluctance to ‘allow’ people their ‘god-given‘ or ‘universal rights’ or quite frankly their human/being alive rights? In regards to those who perpetuate the class systems why hesitate to let the ‘surplus population’/’useless eaters’ (but still consumers though if on the NHS they’re pretty much going to suffer more and longer anyway) choose for themselves. Why is this even an issue about rich and poor? The rich worldwide and especially those with stakes in ‘Silicon Valley’/modern tech get to finance and have accessibility to both life lengthening procedures and costly euthanasia/PAS whereas the rest of us are left to wrist slashing, homemade concoctions, overdosing, overdosing plus alcohol, gas, traffic accidents (yes I know about the Leicester incident and news coverage the next day about dementia patients and motorways), drowning and all the rest of it, a lot of which goes horribly wrong. Seriously if guns were allowed in this country many people would’ve taken that way out and I don’t blame them.

Some people are very practical and realize that death is part of life and have been ready to live a decent life both moral and as a good citizen but also ready to die at any moment if it just so happens e.g. you get hit by a bus or something (almost happened to me recently lol and puts me in mind of what I and two friends – one Catholic and one Christian – used to say to each other every time we left each other “see you [insert time/date], god willing!” As a joke but one of those painfully true ones; and no I’m not religious I don’t even ascribe to a school of philosophy). You live your life in a way that you can be proud of, dutifully and well informed so that whenever ‘your time comes’ your relationships with people can end in a way that you don’t regret too much and your ‘house is in order’. You don’t have to be old-aged for that, I was ready to die by approximately 10 years old and have always supported euthanasia and abortion – pro-choice for both. I was ready for that as well as to live a life full of goals, optimism and health. Basically I knew that life can go in any direction and I was prepared/preparing. You don’t have to old to be wise. (And my title isn’t ‘Justice’ either thank goodness/ethics but my name is ‘Gift/Vision of God’ which outranks the former and is exceptional… I didn’t choose it though so I’ll beat down any god/demon/’other’ willing or unwilling to go the boxing rounds *ahem*.)

https://www.dignityindying.org.uk/news/noel-conway-case-high-court-july/

Noel Conway case to be heard in July

Press release | 23rd May 2017

Judicial review on assisted dying will be heard at the High Court in the week commencing 17th July 2017 by three judges over five days.

A judicial review brought by a man with terminal motor neurone disease to challenge the current law on assisted dying is due to be heard at the High Court in mid-July, following a directions hearing which took place yesterday (Monday 22nd May 2017). The Noel Conway v Ministry of Justice case, which is supported by Dignity in Dying, will be heard by three judges over five days in the week commencing the 17th of July 2017.

Noel Conway, 67, a retired college lecturer from Shropshire, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a form of motor neurone disease, in November 2014. His condition is incurable and he is not expected to live beyond the next 12 months. Noel feels that he is prevented from exercising his right to choice and control over his death under the current law. He fears that without a change in the law he may be forced to suffer against his wishes. Noel, supported by Dignity in Dying, has instructed law firm Irwin Mitchell to bring this case to fight for his right to have the option of an assisted death when he is in his final six months of life.

Noel said:

“I am delighted that my case will be heard in full at the High Court in July. I am glad to hear that, given the importance of the case, it will be presided over by three judges over five days – a testament to how deserving this issue is of full and proper consideration.

“I have brought this case to fight for choice and control at the end of life – for me and for all terminally ill people and their loved ones who are being failed by the current law. I know I am going to die anyway, but how and when should be up to me. To have the option of an assisted death in this country would provide me with great reassurance and comfort. It would allow me to decide when I am ready to go, rather than be forced into a premature death by travelling abroad or be left at the mercy of a cruel illness.”

Sarah Wootton, Chief Executive of Dignity in Dying, said:

“We are pleased that Noel’s case will get the full High Court hearing it deserves and that his health has been taken in account when expediting the case.

“The current law means that terminally ill Britons are being forced to suffer against their wishes or take drastic measures at home and abroad in order to wrest back control over their deaths. Noel, supported by Dignity in Dying, wants the courts to examine the evidence in full and decide if a blanket ban on assisted dying is lawful.

“We are indebted to Noel and his family for devoting their time and energy to this hugely important case and we look forward to the High Court hearing in July.”

Yogi Amin, partner and head of public law and human rights at Irwin Mitchell, added:

“Noel would like the choice to be able to die with dignity. The world has changed phenomenally in the past few decades with many medical advances but the law on assisted dying for those who are terminally ill hasn’t changed for more than 50 years.

“Three judges will now hear his case in the High Court over five days which shows the level of importance this judicial review case has. The Court will be considering detailed evidence and legal arguments about whether a blanket ban breaches our Human Rights law.”

***ENDS***

For further information, photos and interviews with representatives from Dignity in Dying, please contact ellie.ball@dignityindying.org.uk / 07725 433 025 / 0207 479 7732 or thomas.davies@dignityindying.org.uk / 0207 479 7734

For interviews with representatives from Irwin Mitchell, please contact pressoffice@irwinmitchell.com / 0114 274 4666

Notes to Editor

About the case
Noel Conway, 67, from Shrewsbury, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a form of motor neurone disease, in November 2014. His condition is incurable and terminal – he is not expected to live beyond the next 12 months.

Noel feels that he is prevented from exercising his right to choice and control over his death under the current law. He fears that without a change in the law he may be forced to suffer against his wishes. Noel is bringing this case against the Ministry of Justice to fight for his right to have the option of an assisted death when he is in his final six months of life.

Noel attended the High Court on March 21st to request permission to bring a legal case.

On Thursday 30th March 2017, a decision was handed down denying permission for the case to proceed. Noel Conway’s legal team successfully appealed this decision on Tuesday 11th April 2017, meaning the case will proceed to a full hearing at the High Court. A directions hearing on Monday 22nd May 2017 determined the procedural arrangements for the High Court hearing, namely that it will take place in the week commencing the 17th of July 2017 over five days, heard by three judges. The courts close for summer on Monday 31st July, and reopen on Monday 2nd October. It is anticipated that a decision will be published on the Conway case after the summer recess.

Also on the morning of Monday 22nd May, the court considered the case of Omid T, a separate legal case to that of Noel Conway. Omid T does not have a terminal diagnosis and is calling for assisted suicide to be made available to anyone who is suffering unbearably, not just those who are dying. His case was granted permission to proceed but it will not be joined with Noel Conway’s.

About Dignity in Dying
Dignity in Dying campaigns for greater choice, control and access to services at the end of life. It advocates providing terminally ill adults with the option of an assisted death, within strict legal safeguards, and for universal access to high quality end-of-life care.
For more information, visit http://www.dignityindying.org.uk

About Irwin Mitchell
Irwin Mitchell is over 100 years old and is one of the largest law firms in the UK. Last year Irwin Mitchell merged with Thomas Eggar LLP expanding its presence in London and the South East and has also acquired specialist Personal Injury firm MPH Solicitors and private wealth firm Berkeley Law in the past few years.

The firm is ranked as a market-leading personal legal services firm in the independent Legal 500 and Chambers UK guides to UK law with over 100 lawyers personally recommended. For more information, visit http://www.irwinmitchell.com

This was the most recent decision before the upcoming July hearing.

https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/judgments/high-court-judgment-noel-conway-v-secretary-of-state-for-justice/

High Court Judgment: Noel Conway -v- Secretary of State for Justice
30 March 2017 |High Court|Civil

Neutral Citation Number: [2017] EWHC640 (Admin)

Case no: CO/6421/2016

In the High Court of Justice

Queen’s Bench Division

Administrative Court

Divisional Court

Date: 30/03/2017

Before:

Lord Justice Burnett

Mr Justice Charles

Mr Justice Jay

Between:

The Queen (on the application of Noel Douglas Conway) – Claimant

– and –

Secretary of State for Justice – Defendant

https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/conway-v-justice-secretary-judgment.pdf

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You Wanna Say That To My Face? The SHAME is yours not mine.

These are just two of the decks I had:
magicianthe-magician

You thought you knew which numbers I was, you don’t even know the sequence a famous astrologer used for me (he & his son who I was recently ‘fluenced to lookup, told to trust my ‘celestial guardians/guides’. I don’t trust anybody. I don’t accept anyone, anything, no one, nothing.) Crush the game. There are no winners, only losers to different degrees.

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It’s About Bloody Time – Education and Social Mobility

I’ve been impressed by some of the things the new PM Theresa May has been saying (including not letting people live in run down caravans [and sidenote – the use of Fuscia on prominent females]) but the news regarding grammar schools is surprising. Earlier this year I wrote a bit about this HERE

The issue is defintely a wide ranging one that has considerably surpassed the levels of desperation parents and wannabe social achievers once had encompassing the need/requirement to live in the right area, possibly working outside of that area or the mother/children there and the father working elsewhere, childcare, school starting/finishing times etc.

The problem with the social pyramid is the pretentious tokenism regarding the bottom and apparently wanting ‘them’ to cohesively work their way up with the blatant lie of meritocracy. Social reform isn’t about putting a plaster on a wound, blast the damned pyramid it’s about changing the shape altogether. Look at Cuba for an ‘extreme’ example; decaying, dilapidated memories of grandeur but still beautiful and the people realizing they needed grass roots action to provide for themselves and each other if they’re going to get anywhere. I’m talking about agriculture and better managment of public spaces/gardens here but that in turn led people to appreciate what they had/have and didn’t/don’t have, and helps educate about what they actually need in day to day living.

If you want educational reform look at places that have people so disenchanted with the efficiency that they drop out of society/systems altogether and modify that model. Japan for example; their catchement and local government system handles education very differently to the UK:

1. They rotate teachers from school to school, area to area depending on where they’re needed and that keeps their skills both in their subject(s) and communication/delivery fresh. Students and teachers need different personalities and methods of interaction.
2. Students have responsibility and I think this is a key factor. We have the prefect/class captain(s) system but its weak, there aren’t enough roles and challenges nor clubs (social, leisure, interest, academic). There students have access to school early and leave late depending on how much they partake in what’s on offer, they take shifts cleaning the school, they have gardening duties, they have cultural festivals that include the local community and school council (student representation) actually means something.

Mutual respect is a major problem, we’ve gone from too much discipline to ‘I’m not going to respect you unless you earn it’. That’s not appropriate, the student and teacher archetype should have some respect for each other by default; I’ve always been of the ‘don’t touch my precious student’ persuasion and not pitting them against each other in personal grudge matches but we’re not talking about ideals anymore. It’s a symbiotic relationship, this much we know nowadays not a master/slave[servant] domination but teachers have too much to do as it is with class planning, grading, keeping up to date, targets, keeping students attention etc. This is where teaching assistants come into play, they have to assist with the differing needs of students within a class. I think parents/guardians need to be more involved in home schooling as well if possible (it’s not something that can be enforced without detriment to the child), children/teens who are taught at home or have interested parents (at home and not interfering [too much] at school) are brighter with keener perception in my opinion. Pushy parents who think achievement and ability is all about grades and expecting too much are a nuisance so education has to be presented and maintained as a multi-approach experience.

The counter balance to students from deprived/poorer backgrounds have seen some ‘positive discrimination’ e.g. universities offering lower grade acceptances/places for some but for every place offered there are too many falling by the wayside. We can’t exactly go the China route and introduce birth control to their extent (though we have plenty of weak and sickly in the population given the rubbish we consume) but if parents perhaps realized the personal cost in having just one child (approximate totals over a lifetime rather than drip feeding ‘we’ll manage’ budgets which people can just about cope with if they let life goals and passion slip away) and what it takes to really educate just one person to anywhere their near full potential they’d perhaps worry more about bringing children into this world.

Then there’s the teaching/learning environment – beautiful old Victorian mansions/buildings were once the main setting for a school and now we have… Also the static classroom isn’t inspiring or conducive to consistent focus. How many times does our attention drift, do we day dream, fall asleep or generally just wonder why we are here in class? Seriously get rid of flourescent tube lighting (which are even more headache inducing when bouncing off a whiteboard) and sterile looking decors. We can do better than this. Make the schools comfortable and bring the outside in some more, hold more sessions outside, schedule more classes together e.g. you have 4 form classes in 1 year of the same age range, you can’t change the form classes frequently so mix them up by holding some subject classes together. Instead of teaching one form class together all the time, hold joint classes for some subjects so they can get to know students outside of their form class and work on projects with different people. Teachers and students need change and stimulation.

Cirriculum content is a hot one – what is actually relevant, how far do you go, how can you balance between specialized and classical education? Librarians (both paper/digital) are not considered important in schooling and I don’t see how that makes any sense.

Business sponsorship has been hit and miss, local business sponsorship sounds better than corporate sponsorship because the bigger the company the more we get the problems of copyright (student ideas/work being the property of the school) and the recent apprenticeship boost which to my mind is harping back to the days of owning the apprentice, it takes advantage of young people contracting them for too long. It’s always an issue of caring, unless the people involved care and unless society as a whole cares… But that’s not the point, one step at a time. Then there’s the issue of polytechnics.

Oh and btw – even though I went to a girls school I feel like I was totally robbed of a prom. (Let’s not talk of US schools and their ridiculous notions of sex education and school spirit but still, one dance a year or every couple of years is too much to ask? I’m actually a tiny bit envious of the uptake in proms here.)

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/pm-says-she-supports-grammar-school-revival/ar-AAiCuUh?li=BBoPRmx

PM Says She Supports Grammar School Revival
Sky News 3 hrs ago

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A document about grammar schools was revealed by an education official. Pic: @PoliticalPics/PA

Theresa May has told Conservative backbenchers she supports lifting the ban on grammar schools so every child can have “access to opportunity”.

Two MPs who attended a meeting of the 1922 Committee on Wednesday night confirmed to Sky News that the Prime Minister argued for an overhaul of England’s school system.

She told the gathering of backbench MPs that the best state schools have become the preserve of Britain’s elite, effectively shutting out the majority of children from the best education.

The sources confirmed she said, to cheers in the room: “We already have selection, haven’t we? It’s called selection by house price.”

It is thought many of the free schools announced by her predecessor David Cameron could become grammar schools under the changes.

The Government’s support for grammar schools was confirmed when a photographer snapped a Department for Education official carrying a briefing paper which outlined that a consultation document would recommend the change.

New grammars were banned by Tony Blair’s government in 1998, amid concerns selective schools and the 11-plus exam favoured children who had attended private prep schools.

In the two decades since the ban, successive Conservative leaders have been nervous about opening the debate, despite the popularity of grammar schools among grassroots Tories.

But there is still concern among legislators and advisors – as well as deep opposition from the Labour and Liberal Democrat benches.

Angela Rayner, Labour’s shadow education secretary, said Mrs May’s policy could be summed up as “shambolic”.

She added: “The Prime Minister talks about social inclusion while at the same time advocating social segregation through grammar school selection.

“No child’s life chances should be defined by a test they sit at the age of 11.”

Alan Milburn, chairman of the Government’s Social Mobility Commission, is quoted in The Guardian newspaper as saying the move would be a “disaster”.

The former Labour cabinet minister argued that poorer children fall below the national average in exam performance in areas where there are more selective schools.

Meanwhile, Lib Dem education spokesperson John Pugh said: “There is no such thing as inclusive grammar schools. By their very nature they exclude children who don’t pass a test aged 11.

“We want every child to succeed, not just the few.”

Mrs May has said improving life chances for the struggling majority is one of the priorities for her government.

Both the Prime Minister and her chief of staff Nick Timothy attended grammar schools.

A consultation document on the proposal is expected to be launched next week, with a green paper to follow.

When the photograph of the briefing paper emerged, a Department for Education spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister has been clear that we need to build a country that works for everyone, not just the privileged few.

“We are looking at a range of options to allow more children to access a school that lets them rise as far as their talents will take them.

“Policies on education will be set out in due course.”

Same old stagnant arguments, nothing changes:

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/grammar-schools-expansion-would-be-a-disaster-says-social-mobility-tsar/ar-AAiCh9x?li=BBoPRmx

Grammar schools expansion would be a disaster, says social mobility tsar
The Guardian 8 hrs ago Anushka Asthana Political editor

© The Guardian
Alan Milburn is chair of the government’s social mobility commission.

The government’s social mobility tsar has warned that expanding the current grammar school system would be a disaster, a day after it emerged Theresa May was considering the idea.

Alan Milburn, the former Labour cabinet minister who chairs the government’s social mobility commission, said ending the ban on building new selective schools risked creating an “us and them divide” within the education system.

He said pupils at England’s remaining 163 selective state schools were four or five times more likely to have come from independent prep schools than from the most disadvantaged backgrounds.

“This is not selection educationally, it is selection socially. If [more of] that is what is being talked about, it will not provide a social mobility dividend, it will be a social mobility disaster,” said Milburn, although he said the government could be planning for a different form of selective school that focused more heavily on the disadvantaged.

His comments came as the prime minister defended the plans to roll out more selective schools to cheers from Conservative backbenchers. “We have already got selection, haven’t we – it’s called ‘selection by house price’,” May told her MPs, according to people who were at the meeting of the 1922 Committee. She told her colleagues that she wanted these schools to be “inclusive” grammars.

Milburn said earlier that social selection did stretch beyond grammar schools, with parents paying steep prices for homes in catchment areas or piling money into private tuition. But he argued that “two wrongs don’t make a right” and said areas with large numbers of selective schools saw poor pupils perform below the national average.

On Tuesday, an official document indicating that the government was planning to end the moratorium was photographed in the hands of a civil servant outside Downing Street.

In a wide-ranging interview with the Guardian, Milburn called on May to take urgent action to close the gap between the wealthiest and the poorest, and warned of an overwhelming and “festering sense of social resentment” across Britain.

“The history of our continent tells us when a majority feel their ambitions being thwarted and that a minority are forging ahead, things can turn ugly,” he said, arguing that the scale of the Brexit vote underlined the challenge.

Milburn pointed out that of the 65 areas of the country highlighted by his commission as the worst for education and employment prospects, only three voted to remain in the EU.

He warned of a growing geographical divide, suggesting ministers had to act quickly to avoid a “tsunami of people moving from the north to the south”. That would result in “whole tracts of the country that don’t just feel left behind – they are left behind,” he said.

The former health secretary urged the prime minister to publish a 10-year plan for social reform that set out “big levers” to tackle inequalities in education, career progression and the north-south divide.

He recommended a series of policies, including:
A significant pay premium and discounted housing for teachers who move to disadvantaged areas and remain there for a number of years.
A Ucas-style system to shake up the vocational education system, which Milburn said was in “chaos”.
Intervening to improve parenting skills, which he described as the “last taboo in public policy”, by funding a drive through successful websites such as Mumsnet or others.

Milburn argued that those – including many Conservative politicians – who claimed grammar schools were the best path out of poverty for bright, disadvantaged children were wrong.

He said the problem could be seen in Kent, the county with the highest proportion of selective education. “It is in the bottom 20% for free school meals children in the country,” he said. “Only 27% of kids in Kent schools on free school meals get five good GCSEs. The national average is 33% and in London, where most areas are purely comprehensive, it is 45%.”

The memo accidentally revealed on Tuesday, written by the Department for Education’s permanent secretary, Jonathan Slater, said a policy for new selective schools would be presented as one option in a consultation paper, which is expected within weeks.

However, Slater added that Justine Greening, the education secretary, wanted to see “various conditions” put in place for expansion and for it to be pursued only once existing grammars had been reformed in ways that avoided disadvantaging those who fail to get in.

This month, Sir Michael Wilshaw, the chief inspector of schools, also warned that the idea that poor children would benefit from a return of grammar schools was “tosh” and “nonsense”. He cited figures showing the under-representation of poor pupils in selective schools such as in Bexley, south-east London, where they take in 9% of children on free school meals, compared with 28% in non-selective schools. In he London borough of Sutton, the figures were 7% in grammars and 25% elsewhere.

Milburn said his criticism was of expanding the existing system, but said government plans had not yet been unveiled and seemed likely to focus on helping the poorest pupils, a move that would amount to a different policy and, as such, mitigate concerns.

“So we would want to take a look at that but, frankly, I still remain sceptical about the social mobility dividend,” he said, adding that such reform would reach only a minority of people.

Milburn argued that governments had for too long focused on the bottom and top 5% of society, and the EU referendum had revealed that whole sections of society felt their ambitions were being thwarted.

He welcomed comments from May on social mobility, including pledges to avoid creating an “us and them society” and to improve community cohesion.

He said policy had to aim at a majority of people, taking in what he called “treadmill families” who were working hard but standing still and whose social prospects were “frankly going nowhere”. Their children were often not in struggling schools but coasting ones, he said.

Milburn was born in 1958, which he said academics had called the peak year for social mobility. “Bingo,” he said, arguing that people like him had risen from council estates because of the dramatic policies of the post-war Labour government, such as the welfare state.

“It wasn’t micro – a little pilot here or there,” he said. They used “big macro levers”. Milburn said that while there had been social policy successes in recent years, including record numbers of working class children achieving good GCSEs and entering university, there were still huge problems.

“It would take 30 years before the attainment gap in schools between the poorer kids and their better-off classmates even halved. It would take 50 years before you close the gap between those parts of the country that send most kids to university and those that send the least. We’ve got to get out of the slow lane. This is the time to move up a gear.”

He said a social reform plan ought to aim to halve the attainment gap in schools between the poorest children and better-off classmates and halve the number of workers living in poverty within 10 years.

On schooling, Milburn said the most important factor was teacher quality.

“The difference between a good teacher and a bad teacher for a disadvantaged child is one year’s worth of education,” he said, arguing that the current system lacked planning about where teachers ended up, with many drawn to London.

He called for teachers to be offered financial incentives to move into disadvantaged areas and proposed a “right to buy” scheme for the profession. “They would be given financial help by the state to buy a home, and in exchange give a commitment that they remained in that area for a period of years,” he said.

Milburn said he was angry that the school system “consistently failed the poorest children”, who faced a “triple whammy of disadvantage”, slipping behind at ages five, 11 and 16.

He called on May to take radical steps on career progression, arguing that German retailers were much better at placing staff on a career path by offering them different opportunities to boost their skills.

He said big employers were ready to talk to the government about such reforms, but in return they wanted action on what “we laughingly call the vocational educational system”.

“We don’t have a system, we have chaos,” he said.

Milburn said the numbers of pupils applying for sports and recreation courses were six times higher than those applying for construction and three times engineering. “Where are the shortages? Not in bloody sports and recreation but construction and engineering,” he said.

He has advised Downing Street to introduce a Ucas-style system for further education. “It is a bizarre irony that for what we regard as the most able students we make life incredibly simple – you fill in one Ucas form and you are in the higher education system.

“For those who we regard – wrongly in my view – as the least able kids going into further education, there is no system, there is no form or transparency on employment outcomes,” he said, claiming there were 1,100 providers.

Milburn said parenting was the more “fundamental thing” that influenced a child’s life far more than any government minister or even teacher. He said four out of five better-off parents regularly read to their children, while only two in five less well-off ones did.

“We can’t just stand back and say that is OK because we know that reading leads to language and cognitive development and that has a massive influence on [a child’s] starting point in life and in education,” he said.

Responding to May’s comments to the 1922 Committee, Angela Rayner, the shadow education secretary, said: “Tory education policy can be summed up in one word – shambolic.

“The prime minister talks about social inclusion while at the same time advocating social segregation through grammar school selection.

“No child’s life chances should be defined by a test they sit at the age of 11. The priority for our education system should be investment to raise standards not investment to create social exclusion.”

 

P.S – MSN I appreciate the Angela Lansbury post after I was writing privately about Samson and Delilah yesterday and mentioned that well bred lady/family and the interesting comments I got for liking Murder She Wrote. Akin to the Dolly Parton and celeb post about on and off again relationships after the Will/Jeff posts, the tiger posts, the submarine mass posts after Full Metal Panic elsewhere (not blog), the guns (El Cazador De La Bruja) and basically something after everything. The irrelevent non-current events/newsworthy posts chosen as front page news are ‘funny’ like the Indonesian singer who died via snake bite.

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Talk About Weight Of The World

I know I’m going to end up like this >_< and I’ve only been doing similar for 3.5 years (carrying anything & everything on an ever increasing load that she insists on, haven’t quite gotten to the kitchen sink yet but almost and I barely get any exercise anymore as it is with this place we live in, the people around and her silly ways! Maybe I should quit while I’m ahead o_o) and he’s been doing it for 20! He carries probably approx 2.5x the weight for half the distance we do (I don’t carry Mum, she’s fat to our standards lol, just almost everything else.) That’s it I have stick up for my rights to do more exercise like I used to and get stronger instead of weaker.

Weight on the shoulders

Carrying the motherload

http://daily.bhaskar.com/news/JM-SUC-this-man-is-walking-with-his-mom-on-his-shoulders-for-20-years-now-5305492-PHO.html

We’re in the age when few people consider their parents to be a burden when they grow old and need assistance. But the example of this man, who has been walking for 20 years carrying his mother on his shoulders, will certainly give you Goosebumps.
Kaislash Giri is definitely the modern day ‘Shravan Kumar’, who has taken this gigantic task of carrying his blind mother Kirti Devi on a pilgrimage of the ‘char dhams’ – the four most sacred religious sites in India for Hindus.
Read on to find out more about his journey…. [Next page 1,6]

Joking aside he and I think quite a bit like, here’s an older article about their journey from 2007:

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-otherstates/a-penance-to-fulfil-mothers-wish/article1810524.ece

BERHAMPUR: This `Sravan Kumar’ of the 21 century is carrying his visually challenged mother on his shoulders on a `Char Dham’ yatra by foot.

Kailash Giri of Hinota village of Jabalpur district in Madhya Pradesh is on his way to Puri with his 80-year-old mother in a makeshift swing.

Kailash claims to have been travelling since 11 years two months and 12 days to pass by the city on Monday , thereby entering Orissa from Andhra Pradesh.

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“He may not be a public figure. But, his immense love and respect for his mother is exemplary, says Rangadhar Panda, a resident.

Kailash’s makeshift swing comprises a strong bamboo shaft with two swings attached to its two ends that he carries on his shoulders. On one swing sits his mother while his day-to-day articles are put on the other to maintain balance.

His mother accepts that his son has taken up the task as a penance and has already taken her to places like Prayag, Kashi, Chitrakoot, Ayodhya, Rameswaram, Madurai, Tirupati and a trip along the length of the Narmada during the past 11 years.

Journey ahead

From Puri, he will head for Kolakata via Bhubaneswar and then walk to Pashupatinath in Nepal, Badrinath and Dwaraka to complete the trip.

Kailash started the arduous journey when he was some 21 years to fulfil his mother’s wish to take up `Char Dham’ yatra as he recovered from a long ailment following his mother’s prayers.

He lost his father and elder brother when he was young and decided to take up the journey on his own physical efforts rather than asking for money from anyone.

Everyday, he manages to cover four to five km and prefers to take rest along with his old mother at some roadside temple.

He cooks food from whatever people give him and serves it to his mother first. He says that his mother’s affection is his greatest strength.

“After seeing my penance, if a few youths start respecting their aged parents and see almighty in them, I will be satisfied,” he says.

I don’t see it as a penance though, more of a duty, that’s similar but still. Kudos to you man; you started that at 28, I started at 30. We old ways people are built to be strong.

(I’ve been thinking about a kind of bicycle where I can attach everyone/thing – Mum & cat, household stuff and the shopping – at the back though…)

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Video Games Day

What is a video game. Think about it, what if we lived in ‘Tron’ (1982), ‘The Game’ (1997), ‘Sucker Punch’ (2011), any of the ‘.Hack//’ animes or any of the plethora of ‘person in a strange world’ media, tons of them. People are obsessed with them, with feeling out of place, with feeling disconnected, ignorant, played, not sure of who they are etc. Hey, we live in an electromagnetic and apparently holographic universe and we’ve already proven (though we knew it already) that the air, sky and outer layers can be used like a cinema.

Video games have a set of options, possible paths and outcomes, factor effects etc – some of us can and/or are conditioned/trained to be able to assess them better than others, some of us see bits of the ‘scripts’ more than those who look on a different scale. But we all want the outcome we want. Obviously. The question is what is it do you want. How many goals do you have? Do you have a grand scheme/allegiance and personal aims/plans, do they conflict, would you sacrifice one for the other? What are your limits? How well do you know yourself/your personality and/or your history? How well do others know it? We on this planet are constantly questioning this and express it, ultimately the concerns are very similar, we face the same questions and answers so it’s easy (well not very, but easy to predict at least) to control those here.

I can’t be dealin’ with prophecies

I’ve said before in a post that I don’t make prophecies or give dates, heck they’re beyond my abilities and that says something given how I am ‘naturally’ a part of/see/experience levels.

There’s something inherently repulsive about them to me anyway because my experience of them sets me on edge and I prefer to be calm when looking at patterns/codes, symbolism etc. However because I know they put me on alert that means I push myself to be consciously fairer and more open minded when researching them.

The ‘issue’ is that people have always been telling me “you’re the one”, or about me “she’s the one” and mostly they fail to explain, all hush hush (without the wink wink) and at the same time “you are nothing”, “you know nothing”, “you’ve done nothing”. Hey I don’t mind being the all and nothing, I love the void :p it’s you who don’t 😉 . Since I was a little kid, the grand patriarchal side had already foresaw things, and the matriarchal side had put things into place and it’s like wtf? It’s not uncommon of course but whilst some of us are apparently ‘destined’ for great things they still treat us all like crap, some favoured, others not, builds up or breaks down the ‘bonds’ they want. I’ve found most of these people untrustworthy, like they’ll put you through hell and then say you turned out exactly how they wanted and they love/are proud of you. They put things/others in your life just to take them away/use/hurt them at another point. Destiny is a well formulated and strictly enforced plan, every step of the way rather than say planting a seed, letting it do its thing with it own organic growth and periodically check up on it to make sure it’s safe, healthy, thriving, content and beautiful.

I’ve always dislike favouritism, possibly because I’ve seen the cruel, selfish, spoiled, greedy, shallow be favoured and those of us who do the donkey work, who help those who need us get through each day, who take responsibility (when we don’t need to) get the short end of the stick for relatively minor things whilst the ‘prodigal’ ones can do anything and everything to anybody even their elders, even those they’re bonded with etc and are wistfully looked at, aspirational. Living by example doesn’t pay and there’s no gratitude, and that’s ok, not expected, to an extent… But oh well, we just keep at it. It’s not like you can just walk away and be left alone, and could you live with yourself if you did?

I do things personally, on the ‘god’ levels whilst treating the followers, hangars-on, graspers, wannabes and those caught/trapped in the lesser levels with a lot more tolerance/patience (even if they don’t deserve it). Ironically they’d make you as weak and malleable as possible just like the upper levels and yet taking things out on something ‘smaller’/lesser/weaker than you is just distasteful, to me anyway. I know a lot of people take things out on inanimate objects too, but I find that ridiculous. Just do some flippin’ yoga or non-contact, not-too-aggressive-sport/hobby to calm, read/watch a silly comedy, take a bath/steam/sauna whatever; the contact/combat, intense stuff is a different matter and also necessary but not to be confused.

I don’t like skirmishes, thuggery, gang mentality etc, I’m pretty much a solo yet have friends/loved ones and help any/everyone in overwhelming pain that I can and I’m in it for the long haul, I don’t just give up on people, it might take ages but we get there, I might take a battering(s) from the very people/person I’m trying to help (and who even called me) but I get them out of it like they wanted. I don’t know if I’m the better for it, I’m old and tired but hey the older the ‘rebel’ or ‘leader’ any type of ‘player’ (and no I don’t play games, I try to explain them and even take them a part because humans and those they are like are addicted to them) the more dangerous they are.

I’m one-on-one, if I love you you damned well feel it, if I hate you you’ll know the meaning of fear without me having to do anything at all. This is some of the power of some of us, people and ‘people’ who for whatever reason attract others by their strong magnetism/personality/strength/resilience/ideals etc. It’s obvious I’m not interested in games or using others, but others use everything you say, think, do as a signal of some kind, as a juicy theme of the day for their news perspective/games/gossip/reporting, amazing when you’re a private individual lol. Yet groups still want you for something. And it’s that something that bothers me, even people you love have goals for you that they didn’t tell you from the start and that’s not me, I make my position clear from the start or any change as soon as I change. I say what I want, what I don’t want (and it’s rarely listened to) but still at least I try to let people and ‘people’ know where they stand with me, unless they’re game playing or communication is awkward for whatever reason. That actually puts me at a disadvantage, it’s not very clever at all, but it’s who I am.

Then there’s those that believe you’re the answer to their call and you didn’t even know they called you. Hmm.

I’m just writing the explanations of masonic symbolism here along with other things that interest me, ironically the symbolism is something that idiot masons and associates have convoluted so much over so long they barely understand themselves anymore so they flock to those like me who can see/understand (and treat them like sh*t). I don’t publicize anything nor ask for anything (heck your brutal masonic upbringing teaches us not to ask for anything that’s for sure), you don’t have to follow in any way whatsoever and yet… Playing follow the leader when the ‘leader’ doesn’t even want you. Pathetic.

You mess about with people’s psyche’s, their subconscious, unconscious, the approx 33% of their lives they spend asleep, you’re invasive, not me. Btw – El Cazador De La Bruja talks about the formulation and trying to attract a godsoul/spirit, it’s a new based on the old/continuing Mother/Daughter story/life. Control via the unconscious; so if people who’ve been conditioned for fight/flight, escape/evade, missions in a virtual reality environment and/or are just targets for practise, fun, keeping the pack satisfied etc then they should be able to defend themselves. Quite frankly if people and even ‘people’ and other species are going to go to sleep, then they should be able to sleep/rest in peace; if they’re going to dream they should be able to remember it, it’s not for you to be there and then choose whether they remember it or not, it’s their memory/mind/personality/life. We shouldn’t be sleeping or dreaming (or living fabricated waking realities) in the first place and you know it. Your change of game tactic was mega quick though, unsurprising given its one you already use i.e. surrounding the target and you with ‘children’ characters so they’ll relent, be more at ease, forget etc. Low. Really low. And you pretend to be the ‘good guys’.

I’m associated with fate/the fates, so not random ‘luck’, maybe I’m pushing against my own fate too much or at least the destiny decided by others, I don’t know. That’s the problem, people barely know anything – as quoted from ‘Read or Die’ anime – “99% of people don’t even know who they are”. So those of us who know more imo should be more open about it which is what I’ve always tried to do.

You want me to do something for you, you had better be clear about it from the start. Don’t be having meeting about me and saying I’ve done this, said that and so it’s permission, association, validity or whatever for your hopes. Yes I’m associated with hope too, but not everybody can get what they want. I’m here for Earth, the Mother Goddess, that’s it – who I help extra to that is separate, conditional and subject to change. I’ll suffer and have with others, I’ll shoulder the pain and burden, just knowing me makes things like getting into private schools on almost no fee etc happen for people who are/are seen as ‘close’ to me and the same for those who’ve parasited off association with Mum and anyone seen as a ‘source’ etc but anything we try to do for ourselves… I’m no one’s tool and I won’t be played for a fool. I keep telling people and ‘people’ to decide what they need to be happy, them, inside them, not all the expectations, programming, conditioning, culture etc (if it doesn’t hurt anyone/thing else). The thing is the people and ‘people’ who do that, and moreso those who do that successfully tend to be the least caring and/or quite oblivious and those are the ones gods, demons, villains, heroes deal with (and that should mean dealing with each other too one-on-one without using masses/regular ‘people’) and then if Gods are necessary you know it’s bad, messed up totally. Which is where ‘we’re’/the planet/narrative is at. It’s not a prophecy, worlds are ‘live’.

So stop saying ‘you’re the one’, ‘they’re the one’ to ‘people’, god levels and in our case Gods even. Let alone hanging onto their coattails for ‘inspiration’ on which stories/reviews/thoughts of the day to write, playing all sides and trying to beg friendship or belittle to prove yourself in another alliance you want. Life is not supposed to be a coup d’etat or game. But if you only understand it that way – this is the last/final round. I’m not escaping the fate I set myself, just not accepting other roles, add-ons (being connected to me doesn’t mean my titles/status/heritage etc is yours and vice versa) and most certainly not going along with those cretins and ‘aliens’ who want to ‘lose’ the Mother again or blame Her for our trauma. Look in the mirror for that.

It’s hard, it’s extremely hard being between a rock and a hard place especially watching and knowing others feel the same but whilst being a ‘negative’ person I’ve always managed to surprisingly (to many) stay upbeat too and I’ll keep it that way thank you very damned and divine bloody much. 🙂

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Trust – Death Is My Gift

The last time I went to France was in 2009, as with any trip I fit in as much as possible, no languishing or laying about. I’m one of those people who need a holiday for their holiday! I know there are many people like that 🙂

2009 euro vacation (426)

2009 euro vacation (427)

I’d like to relax and just chill but when there’s lots to do and see, I have to explore.

I went at the time of the Tamil people’s sit in against the war in Sri Lanka and seeing them all gathered there together for a purpose (and they were very quiet, peaceful and easily ignored *sigh*) pulled at me.

Then someone unrelated, elsewhere reached out to me “I knew you’d come”, with his lionesque (and Reddish Blonde) mane and strong physique. He’d found me between a library and vegan friendly restaurant, because I’m just so hard to find 🙄 When you don’t know where I am, getting panicky, frustrated and stressed, your best bet is a library right? Plus I walk most places so it’s not like you can’t get there.

It’s no joke that some people know where you are or where you’ll be in life before you do or before you tell anyone, whether they orchestrate it or not. It seems someone I’d known as a child had moved there (French family anyway) and was still interested.

I didn’t see them again after that but when we moved here I thought of them since it’s close, and they’ve thought of me but I’m stubborn; as far as I’m concerned airport style security (which has been rolled out in many places) is mass harassment and even sexual harassment (on top of theft of luggage items). I refuse to go anywhere that uses the full body scanners and makes a big show out of someone who ‘chooses’ an alternate invasive search, let alone where they’re mandatory. Yeah don’t give me the ‘security; if you’ve got nothing to hide, it’s for our own safety’ spiel and I won’t go into civil liberties, that argument isn’t even what I’m talking about though it’s a lower political game level of it. Put it this way, do you remember how US TSA initially recruited people for the original staff and you let them touch you and your children? Pfft. Obviously that means I haven’t been out of the UK in a long time and to be honest after the trash I got the last time “you’re not English are you, do you speak English, are you sure you understand me?” whilst bending my passport and trying to look in the binding. Excuse me? Seriously being a bimbo would have been a lot easier than a polite, obliging, intelligent person when travelling on most ocassions. Add that to all the Brown people fear and it’s not worth it.

So anyway, I haven’t been there since and have no intention to but they did get through to me (and the Fleur-de-lis planted here whilst we were out most obviously symbolically says France and royalty) but from the little I saw they were very… Theatrical. Not exactly the Théâtre des Vampires but the usual pomp and ceremony of having exclusive membership yet spreading themselves around intimately for casual fun and that’s not me. If you think you’re special and go to the trouble of seeking out other people you consider special yet spend your ‘free’ time with people you consider so inferior to you that you don’t care about one iota about them and yet while you’re thinking so little of them allow them so close to your person when they could have been anywhere with anyone carrying anything (and do you even care how they got there?)

There are a lot of people in the world who trust too easily, who give too willingly, freely, generously and Mum and I were like that – not intimately, but in terms of friendship and assistance, and our friendship is the kind that you can call on decades later and it’ll still be just like yesterday. Sadly there are plenty of people who think its ok to take advantage of ‘idiots’ and the ‘foolish’, now let’s just get this straight – I can’t stand foolishness but I don’t mind fools. There’s a difference; fools are free spirited, optimistic, they’ll take a chance, set off on their own or stay with you out of pure affection and faith. They’re not clowns. And whilst I’m a fool, I’m nobody’s fool but my own. Fools are clever, just because I don’t go along with stupidity and/or regimentation doesn’t mean I’m weak or incapable. I’ve been out of the game too long, gotten old, lost my edge, need to start over, be taught, replaced? I was never in it and I don’t need polishing up, I’m not a gem in the rough and quite frankly I prefer rough gems (not a fan of unethical mining practices especially for things like diamonds). It’s not that free spirits like me can’t be in ‘it’, can’t be the best, it’s just that we don’t want to be. You wanna say something about that? It also doesn’t mean I can’t like or even love you and when I love you, there’s only you, no one else shows up on radar in regard to their looks or baggage/possessions/titles/status/achievements etc. You’d be special not because of my background or yours but because you are loved for who you are not what you are. Hell though if you cross me, I’ll make you beg and ecstatically, desperately admit that you want to beg. I’m not even sadistic but you’ll enjoy and be impressed by your passionate desire for masochism. You thought you were scary. Thought we survived practically alone against everybody until The Destroyer got here, all those we trusted betrayed or put out of action, by being lethargic, complacent, ‘normal’? Actually we did it through sheer grit, perseverance, a horrible amount of pain tolerance, willpower and ‘doing the right thing’ whilst almost everyone else took the easier routes. Boring eh? We’re not you, you stripped us but we managed.

Towards everyday people we’re both polite, courteous and genuinely friendly until they give us reason to be otherwise, an attitude a lot of people have in general and does actually work for some who find and are surrounded by good friends and loved ones.

A little but extremely important Mother bravely came up to us recently as she had every right to, a mother duck actually and her ducklings. It wouldn’t matter had she been a leopard or a sheep, both would have been welcome and important. Most animal mothers are all about looking after their babies and young and will not take them near others let alone outside their species without trust. Many do not have dedicated husbands and/or fathers either, and hence the presence of loyalty, commitment, dedication and faithfullness is something I admire in the species of birds that mate for life and if one dies the other does not find another at least not easily or quickly and many die of ‘heartbreak’; this rare trait is found in some of the larger and generally more aggressive birds like some swans and parrots. It’s not always necessary or essential but I admire that they know the meaning of devotion (and that they tend to like me too; I can pass through swans, geese, parrots and other aggressive birds even whilst holding Kitty and they won’t bother us but they’ll attack other people lol XD .) This lovely lady brought her precious babies right to us when the rest of the group (including all the males and noticeably no other really young families) were being fed on the other side of the pond, and as soon as she presented them they didn’t even wait for a gift, just jumped straight to the water, one of the little ones even showing off a bit showing it could swim (at distance) under water. So very, very sweet.

Those who have eyes see, the same goes for the other senses and those who are innocent can come close in good faith. Don’t give me ‘I’m a master’ or ‘grandmaster’ this or that bullshit, I don’t give a damn. You want titles? Remember this:

He’s not directly saying ‘I am the sun, and the air’ he’s saying it indirectly hence it was ok to use it for the triplicate Charmed Ones (and their Mother, GrandMother and Kitty.)

I am the Son – i.e. the Daughter, the Sun, the Fire, the Princess of the Sun/Star.
I am the heir – exactly that. At the Mother’s discretion, but their heir is the Daughter.

Being the ancient cultural creator She is the air you breathe, before it’s putrified by pollution. And she’s kinda capricious *shrug* what can I say. You can’t judge her motives and think you know, she is mysterious by default whilst in your face. And btw – we don’t need/want the kinda ‘luv’ many of you are hustling.

I don’t have the time or energy for games but I’m still on top, no matter how close or open I am with you, I’m still no:2 after Her, or no:3 after Her and DontMessWithThatHer; and any motherf*ckers (because that’s what most of you are) who want to take my place, who want to test me, who want to get close to that which I protect will fail, badly.

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Wonder Woman, Warrior Princess, the Daughter

Sidenote moan – the summers here in sunnyland (not the real name) can be annoying, you know how people randomly space themselves out in places like beaches, parks, toilets, public transport so they can have a bit of privacy even if they’re close together? Well last year a bunch of commercial class vans set up a formation right behind us on the land behind us & our neighbours whereas everybody else was nicely spaced out. Also the back hedgerow was and still is cut down behind us only and not the neighbours so visitors behind and people at the front can look right through. Reminds me of the daffodils that kept getting their heads chopped off in front of us but no one elses. Sidenote note – we saw a lot of Spring blooms in Winter last year, t’was pretty.

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Ok, when it comes to US comic book heroines (mainly from DC and Marvel) one of the oldest and most famous heroines is Wonder Woman ‘Warrior Princess’ and does it surprise me that she is the most famous and one of the most well thought out? No. She is the archetypal Daughter and everybody wants the Daughter’s favour because that apparently implies having the Mother’s blessing and not having the Dark Mother as the enemy. The problem is the story is always manipulated and abused.

In Wonder Woman Diana is the Daughter and a ‘First’ figure, not a normal birth made from clay by the Mother Hippolyta the Amazon Queen and like Pandora (Dor-, Dora, Dorothea, Dorothy, Dolly), Diana is blessed by many of the pantheon. The Dark Mother was added later as Diana’s younger sister Troia (the triplicate) Darkstar who does not feature so much in this story but is reincarnated later as a Mother/Dark Mother morph in Xena: Warrior Princess (and Gabrielle the Daughter), whose history with the gods is similar to that of Hippolyta. The writers made sure to differentiate a little by saying that Xena was not an Amazon, however she was an honorary one and Gabrielle later received the title as their Queen albeit temporary, it was also through Gabrielle that Hope was born after she was raped in Britain/Britannia by the new monotheistic One God. Hope is later a lover of Ares and bears ‘the Destroyer’ (a monster son, like that forced on Hippolyta by Ares), after their death the Furies try to bring about the death of Xena’s daughter Eve. It is a horribly, horribly twisted story, and remember it has its roots in India which was then (historically and disputed by some Indian scholars) thought to be invaded/corrupted by a Northern influence, following the changes in Egypt and Mesopotamia. Xena’s chakram is an Indian weapon, the first one referenced as a weapon of Indian gods and being one of a pair: Light and Dark, the Dark one stolen by Ares from a masculine god called Kal but as we know the Greaco-Roman cultures are copies and morphs of what was there before and the root Dark Goddess is Kali, and Ares gave that chakram to Xena, the Dark Mother figure of the story. Her second chakram is a united dual yin-yang version. Even the title for the Daughter i.e. ‘Princess’ is ‘Kar’ or ‘Kaur’ in Indian, and the root Indo-Iranian ‘Kar-‘ make, build, war – can be used for warrior (in this case that would read amazon), a middle name many Indian females have.

Wonder Woman as a Graeco-Romanized version and includes the Persephone story where the Daughter is separated from her Mother, that is a version of the older Ishtar and Inanna story. Covering all bases the ‘creators’ of Wonder Woman based her Mother’s home on Paradise Island, a direct rip off of the island/home of the Creator Divine Mother Devi Lalita and the Sri Yantra (all the old goddesses combined in one geometric mandala/pagoda which has been changed to include modern gods and goddesses). Lalitha is both the creator of the universe/multi-verse and all beings/bodies as well as the uni/multiverse it/themselves (the formed and formless way of explaining). Whilst the Sri Yantra represents all the goddess forms together and separate, it is also a vehicle. In some depictions the throne consists of the corpses of the invading and current pantheon of Hindu gods – so it is prophetic, the dark star system (Nibiru et al) being the throne of the goddess. The ‘children’/creation/workers conquered/tricked/deceived the Mother but their end is foretold/already decided.

As usual to come into the modern/Vedic world the feminine is masculanized in some way, so Diana the Princess becomes Diana Prince as her alias in the USA, the US being one big mesh of ancient Egyptian to later Graeco-Roman symbolism. Diana’s creation is also changed into a human style birth in later versions of Wonder Woman, fathered by Zeus, following deception, drugging and rape of Hippolyta and the Amazons by Hercules and his men orchestrated by Ares (when Hippolyta had wanted peace); and as usual later on Zeus also wants to rape the Daughter Wonder Woman. In the Wonder Woman story, after this massive defeat and degradation half of the Amazon population move to a fictional location in the Middle East. The is the conquering of the root Goddess/Feminine by the later God/Patriarchal culture. The father raping the daughter, and indeed continued practice of some ‘religious’ and magic practitioners as my Mother was after she was brought to Britain to be brutalised and enslaved as a child – a Living God where the family believed through her suffering and purity/good behaviour they would also benefit – very Christ like (again an Indian term) where the innocent is sacrificed/used by the many thinking they can be forgiven/redeemed that way – is constant in old/changeover cultures such as Ares being the father of Hippolyta in Amazon legend.

In at least one of the few matrilineal societies in India the inheritance goes to the youngest daughter who is supposed to act as caretaker to the rest (in practice of course older children are substitute parents) but by caretaker they mean the benefactor of the spoils; in our case the children of Mum’s generation were named after historical ages of creation and humanity via the divine god and concept names (similar to how the Wonder Woman saga is split into ages/yugas; Gold, Silver, Bronze, Modern) and after the suffering of the eldest the ‘victor’ is the youngest – my Mum used to be told how her youngest sister got wonderful things for her wedding and would be happy etc whilst Mum was forced and manipulated into marriages and got nothing. So us eldest born have all the sh*t and the youngsters are supposed to reap, just as Mum and I have almost always been poor whereas others had benefits like learning to drive, jobs of their choosing, property. My Mother was told when she wanted to drive “if you learned to drive, you could go anywhere and we’d lose you” amongst many of the things she’s been told in her life like a mason stranger asking her to “give us Mars” and “we want to sell shares in you” (as if they haven’t already been taking pounds of flesh/stocks in the life/energy). Some masons took it upon themselves to start calling me Christina, the Divine Child, the Princess in the Pyramid, and prior to all that there was a random group of people who stopped me on a Valentine’s Day outside where we lived and asked me to be their ‘Pandora’, although a similar thing happened in New Orleans previously. Interesting enough in December 2012 the the ‘First Born’, the first child, son, of Hera and Zeus was added to the Wonder Woman story as Diana’s enemy and again copying the Lalita Indian culture – the prophecy surrounding the ‘First Born’ was that he would sit on his father’s throne with his family’s corpses around him. The use of Diana vs First Born reflects similar customs of the ‘dark’ and ‘light’ child in some Asian societies where the ‘dark’ is seen as negative and the ‘light’ positive, the ‘light’ usually being the privileged child who has the fun, prestige and honour; this yin yang symbolism is even more poignant if first borns are used and their birthdays solstices.

The story is ingrained in people, people are their stories whether they know it or not and there are people who go to lengths to keep the stories and the lines going (powerful bloodlines consider themselves god and god/alien descendents), the storytellers e.g. media and education keep them in the cultural consciousness too, adapting to the times. You don’t have to know these people to be affected by them but typically children are sold out/groomed by people in their lives.

Much twisting was utilized to include the Mother-Daughter story into the cradles of civilization and it morphed from herstory to history even more when eventually it became a tool for US American patriotism and using the ‘love’ angle to pair/confuse/distract the Goddess with an entirely unsuitable ‘partner’ to keep Her in place especially when the Goddess doesn’t mate. Steve couldn’t have any better than Diana, whereas she could have much better. She never should have left the Aegean Sea let alone by herself.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/origin-story-wonder-woman-180952710/?no-ist

The Surprising Origin Story of Wonder Woman
The history of the comic-book superhero’s creation seven decades ago has been hidden away—until now

“Noted Psychologist Revealed as Author of Best-Selling ‘Wonder Woman,’” read the astonishing headline. In the summer of 1942, a press release from the New York offices of All-American Comics turned up at newspapers, magazines and radio stations all over the United States. The identity of Wonder Woman’s creator had been “at first kept secret,” it said, but the time had come to make a shocking announcement: “the author of ‘Wonder Woman’ is Dr. William Moulton Marston, internationally famous psychologist.” The truth about Wonder Woman had come out at last.

Or so, at least, it was made to appear. But, really, the name of Wonder Woman’s creator was the least of her secrets.

Wonder Woman is the most popular female comic-book superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no other comic-book character has lasted as long. Generations of girls have carried their sandwiches to school in Wonder Woman lunchboxes. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she also has a secret history.

In one episode, a newspaper editor named Brown, desperate to discover Wonder Woman’s past, assigns a team of reporters to chase her down; she easily escapes them. Brown, gone half mad, is committed to a hospital. Wonder Woman disguises herself as a nurse and brings him a scroll. “This parchment seems to be the history of that girl you call ‘Wonder Woman’!” she tells him. “A strange, veiled woman left it with me.” Brown leaps out of bed and races back to the city desk, where he cries out, parchment in hand, “Stop the presses! I’ve got the history of Wonder Woman!” But Wonder Woman’s secret history isn’t written on parchment. Instead, it lies buried in boxes and cabinets and drawers, in thousands of documents, housed in libraries, archives and collections spread all over the United States, including the private papers of creator Marston—papers that, before I saw them, had never before been seen by anyone outside of Marston’s family.

The veil that has shrouded Wonder Woman’s past for seven decades hides beneath it a crucial story about comic books and superheroes and censorship and feminism. As Marston once put it, “Frankly, Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who, I believe, should rule the world.”

Comic books were more or less invented in 1933 by Maxwell Charles Gaines, a former elementary school principal who went on to found All-American Comics. Superman first bounded over tall buildings in 1938. Batman began lurking in the shadows in 1939. Kids read them by the piles. But at a time when war was ravaging Europe, comic books celebrated violence, even sexual violence. In 1940, the Chicago Daily News called comics a “national disgrace.” “Ten million copies of these sex-horror serials are sold every month,” wrote the newspaper’s literary editor, calling for parents and teachers to ban the comics, “unless we want a coming generation even more ferocious than the present one.”

To defend himself against critics, Gaines, in 1940, hired Marston as a consultant. “‘Doc’ Marston has long been an advocate of the right type of comic magazines,” he explained. Marston held three degrees from Harvard, including a PhD in psychology. He led what he called “an experimental life.” He’d been a lawyer, a scientist and a professor. He is generally credited with inventing the lie detector test: He was obsessed with uncovering other people’s secrets. He’d been a consulting psychologist for Universal Pictures. He’d written screenplays, a novel and dozens of magazine articles. Gaines had read about Marston in an article in Family Circle magazine. In the summer of 1940, Olive Richard, a staff writer for the magazine, visited Marston at his house in Rye, New York, to ask him for his expert opinion about comics.

“Some of them are full of torture, kidnapping, sadism, and other cruel business,” she said.

“Unfortunately, that is true,” Marston admitted, but “when a lovely heroine is bound to the stake, comics followers are sure that the rescue will arrive in the nick of time. The reader’s wish is to save the girl, not to see her suffer.”

Marston was a man of a thousand lives and a thousand lies. “Olive Richard” was the pen name of Olive Byrne, and she hadn’t gone to visit Marston—she lived with him. She was also the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most important feminists of the 20th century. In 1916, Sanger and her sister, Ethel Byrne, Olive Byrne’s mother, had opened the first birth-control clinic in the United States. They were both arrested for the illegal distribution of contraception. In jail in 1917, Ethel Byrne went on a hunger strike and nearly died.

Olive Byrne met Marston in 1925, when she was a senior at Tufts; he was her psychology professor. Marston was already married, to a lawyer named Elizabeth Holloway. When Marston and Byrne fell in love, he gave Holloway a choice: either Byrne could live with them, or he would leave her. Byrne moved in. Between 1928 and 1933, each woman bore two children; they lived together as a family. Holloway went to work; Byrne stayed home and raised the children. They told census-takers and anyone else who asked that Byrne was Marston’s widowed sister-in-law. “Tolerant people are the happiest,” Marston wrote in a magazine essay in 1939, so “why not get rid of costly prejudices that hold you back?” He listed the “Six Most Common Types of Prejudice.” Eliminating prejudice number six—“Prejudice against unconventional people and non-conformists”—meant the most to him. Byrne’s sons didn’t find out that Marston was their father until 1963—when Holloway finally admitted it—and only after she extracted a promise that no one would raise the subject ever again.

Gaines didn’t know any of this when he met Marston in 1940 or else he would never have hired him: He was looking to avoid controversy, not to court it. Marston and Wonder Woman were pivotal to the creation of what became DC Comics. (DC was short for Detective Comics, the comic book in which Batman debuted.) In 1940, Gaines decided to counter his critics by forming an editorial advisory board and appointing Marston to serve on it, and DC decided to stamp comic books in which Superman and Batman appeared with a logo, an assurance of quality, reading, “A DC Publication.” And, since “the comics’ worst offense was their blood-curdling masculinity,” Marston said, the best way to fend off critics would be to create a female superhero.

“Well, Doc,” Gaines said, “I picked Superman after every syndicate in America turned it down. I’ll take a chance on your Wonder Woman! But you’ll have to write the strip yourself.”

In February 1941, Marston submitted a draft of his first script, explaining the “under-meaning” of Wonder Woman’s Amazonian origins in ancient Greece, where men had kept women in chains, until they broke free and escaped. “The NEW WOMEN thus freed and strengthened by supporting themselves (on Paradise Island) developed enormous physical and mental power.” His comic, he said, was meant to chronicle “a great movement now under way—the growth in the power of women.”

Wonder Woman made her debut in All-Star Comics at the end of 1941 and on the cover of a new comic book, Sensation Comics, at the beginning of 1942, drawn by an artist named Harry G. Peter. She wore a golden tiara, a red bustier, blue underpants and knee-high, red leather boots. She was a little slinky; she was very kinky. She’d left Paradise to fight fascism with feminism, in “America, the last citadel of democracy, and of equal rights for women!”

It seemed to Gaines like so much good, clean, superpatriotic fun. But in March 1942, the National Organization for Decent Literature put Sensation Comics on its blacklist of “Publications Disapproved for Youth” for one reason: “Wonder Woman is not sufficiently dressed.”

Gaines decided he needed another expert. He turned to Lauretta Bender, an associate professor of psychiatry at New York University’s medical school and a senior psychiatrist at Bellevue Hospital, where she was director of the children’s ward, an expert on aggression. She’d long been interested in comics but her interest had grown in 1940, after her husband, Paul Schilder, was killed by a car while walking home from visiting Bender and their 8-day-old daughter in the hospital. Bender, left with three children under the age of 3, soon became painfully interested in studying how children cope with trauma. In 1940, she conducted a study with Reginald Lourie, a medical resident under her supervision, investigating the effect of comics on four children brought to Bellevue Hospital for behavioral problems. Tessie, 12, had witnessed her father, a convicted murderer, kill himself. She insisted on calling herself Shiera, after a comic-book girl who is always rescued at the last minute by the Flash. Kenneth, 11, had been raped. He was frantic unless medicated or “wearing a Superman cape.” He felt safe in it—he could fly away if he wanted to—and “he felt that the cape protected him from an assault.” Bender and Lourie concluded the comic books were “the folklore of this age,” and worked, culturally, the same way fables and fairy tales did.

That hardly ended the controversy. In February 1943, Josette Frank, an expert on children’s literature, a leader of the Child Study Association and a member of Gaines’ advisory board, sent Gaines a letter, telling him that while she’d never been a fan of Wonder Woman, she felt she now had to speak out about its “sadistic bits showing women chained, tortured, etc.” She had a point. In episode after episode, Wonder Woman is chained, bound, gagged, lassoed, tied, fettered and manacled. “Great girdle of Aphrodite!” she cries at one point. “Am I tired of being tied up!”

The story behind the writing and editing of Wonder Woman can be pieced together from Bender’s papers, at Brooklyn College; Frank’s papers, at the University of Minnesota; and Marston’s editorial correspondence, along with a set of original scripts, housed at the Dibner Library at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. In his original scripts, Marston described scenes of bondage in careful, intimate detail with utmost precision. For a story about Mars, the God of War, Marston gave Peter elaborate instructions for the panel in which Wonder Woman is taken prisoner:

“Closeup, full length figure of WW. Do some careful chaining here—Mars’s men are experts! Put a metal collar on WW with a chain running off from the panel, as though she were chained in the line of prisoners. Have her hands clasped together at her breast with double bands on her wrists, her Amazon bracelets and another set. Between these runs a short chain, about the length of a handcuff chain—this is what compels her to clasp her hands together. Then put another, heavier, larger chain between her wrist bands which hangs in a long loop to just above her knees. At her ankles show a pair of arms and hands, coming from out of the panel, clasping about her ankles. This whole panel will lose its point and spoil the story unless these chains are drawn exactly as described here.”

Later in the story, Wonder Woman is locked in a cell. Straining to overhear a conversation in the next room, through the amplification of “bone conduction,” she takes her chain in her teeth: “Closeup of WW’s head shoulders. She holds her neck chain between her teeth. The chain runs taut between her teeth and the wall, where it is locked to a steel ring bolt.”

Gaines forwarded Frank’s letter of complaint to Marston. Marston shrugged it off. But then Dorothy Roubicek, who helped edit Wonder Woman—the first woman editor at DC Comics—objected to Wonder Woman’s torture, too.

“Of course I wouldn’t expect Miss Roubicek to understand all this,” Marston wrote Gaines. “After all I have devoted my entire life to working out psychological principles. Miss R. has been in comics only 6 months or so, hasn’t she? And never in psychology.” But “the secret of woman’s allure,” he told Gaines, is that “women enjoy submission—being bound.”

Marston wrote Gaines right back.

“I have the good Sergeant’s letter in which he expresses his enthusiasm over chains for women—so what?” As a practicing clinical psychologist, he said, he was unimpressed. “Some day I’ll make you a list of all the items about women that different people have been known to get passionate over—women’s hair, boots, belts, silk worn by women, gloves, stockings, garters, panties, bare backs,” he promised. “You can’t have a real woman character in any form of fiction without touching off a great many readers’ erotic fancies. Which is swell, I say.”

Marston was sure he knew what line not to cross. Harmless erotic fantasies are terrific, he said. “It’s the lousy ones you have to look out for—the harmful, destructive, morbid erotic fixations—real sadism, killing, blood-letting, torturing where the pleasure is in the victim’s actual pain, etc. Those are 100 per cent bad and I won’t have any part of them.” He added, in closing, “Please thank Miss Roubicek for the list of menaces.”

In 1944, Gaines and Marston signed an agreement for Wonder Woman to become a newspaper strip, syndicated by King Features. Busy with the newspaper strip, Marston hired an 18-year-old student, Joye Hummel, to help him write comic-book scripts. Joye Hummel, now Joye Kelly, turned 90 this April; in June, she donated her collection of never-before-seen scripts and comic books to the Smithsonian Libraries. Hiring her helped with Marston’s editorial problem, too. Her stories were more innocent than his. She’d type them and bring them to Sheldon Mayer, Marston’s editor at DC, she told me, and “He always OK’d mine faster because I didn’t make mine as sexy.” To celebrate syndication, Gaines had his artists draw a panel in which Superman and Batman, rising out of the front page of a daily newspaper, call out to Wonder Woman, who’s leaping onto the page, “Welcome, Wonder Woman!”

Gaines had another kind of welcome to make, too. He asked Lauretta Bender to take Frank’s place on the editorial advisory board.

In an ad King Features ran to persuade newspapers to purchase the strip, pointing out that Wonder Woman already had “ten million loyal fans,” her name is written in rope.

Hidden behind this controversy is one reason for all those chains and ropes, which has to do with the history of the fight for women’s rights. Because Marston kept his true relationship with Olive Byrne a secret, he kept his family’s ties to Margaret Sanger a secret, too. Marston, Byrne and Holloway, and even Harry G. Peter, the artist who drew Wonder Woman, had all been powerfully influenced by the suffrage, feminism and birth control movements. And each of those movements had used chains as a centerpiece of its iconography.

In 1911, when Marston was a freshman at Harvard, the British suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst, who’d chained herself to the gates outside 10 Downing Street, came to speak on campus. When Sanger faced charges of obscenity for explaining birth control in a magazine she founded called the Woman Rebel, a petition sent to President Woodrow Wilson on her behalf read, “While men stand proudly and face the sun, boasting that they have quenched the wickedness of slavery, what chains of slavery are, have been or ever could be so intimate a horror as the shackles on every limb—on every thought—on the very soul of an unwilling pregnant woman?” American suffragists threatened to chain themselves to the gates outside the White House. In 1916, in Chicago, women representing the states where women had still not gained the right to vote marched in chains.

In the 1910s, Peter was a staff artist at the magazine Judge, where he contributed to its suffrage page called “The Modern Woman,” which ran from 1912 to 1917. More regularly, the art on that page was drawn by another staff artist, a woman named Lou Rogers. Rogers’ suffrage and feminist cartoons very often featured an allegorical woman chained or roped, breaking her bonds. Sanger hired Rogers as art director for the Birth Control Review, a magazine she started in 1917. In 1920, in a book called Woman and the New Race, Sanger argued that woman “had chained herself to her place in society and the family through the maternal functions of her nature, and only chains thus strong could have bound her to her lot as a brood animal.” In 1923, an illustration commissioned by Rogers for the cover of Birth Control Review pictured a weakened and desperate woman, fallen to her knees and chained at the ankle to a ball that reads, “UNWANTED BABIES.” A chained woman inspired the title of Sanger’s 1928 book, Motherhood in Bondage, a compilation of some of the thousands of letters she had received from women begging her for information about birth control; she described the letters as “the confessions of enslaved mothers.”
When Marston created Wonder Woman, in 1941, he drew on Sanger’s legacy and inspiration. But he was also determined to keep the influence of Sanger on Wonder Woman a secret.

He took that secret to his grave when he died in 1947. Most superheroes didn’t survive peacetime and those that did were changed forever in 1954, when a psychiatrist named Fredric Wertham published a book called Seduction of the Innocent and testified before a Senate subcommittee investigating the comics. Wertham believed that comics were corrupting American kids, and turning them into juvenile delinquents. He especially disliked Wonder Woman. Bender had written that Wonder Woman comics display “a strikingly advanced concept of femininity and masculinity” and that “women in these stories are placed on an equal footing with men and indulge in the same type of activities.” Wertham found the feminism in Wonder Woman repulsive.

“As to the ‘advanced femininity,’ what are the activities in comic books which women ‘indulge in on an equal footing with men’? They do not work. They are not homemakers. They do not bring up a family. Mother-love is entirely absent. Even when Wonder Woman adopts a girl there are Lesbian overtones,” he said. At the Senate hearings, Bender testified, too. If anything in American popular culture was bad for girls, she said, it wasn’t Wonder Woman; it was Walt Disney. “The mothers are always killed or sent to the insane asylums in Walt Disney movies,” she said. This argument fell on deaf ears.

Wertham’s papers, housed at the Library of Congress, were only opened to researchers in 2010. They suggest that Wertham’s antipathy toward Bender had less to do with the content of the comics than with professional rivalry. (Paul Schilder, Bender’s late husband, had been Wertham’s boss for many years.) Wertham’s papers contain a scrap on which he compiled a list he titled “Paid Experts of the Comic Book Industry Posing as Independent Scholars.” First on the list as the comic book industry’s number one lackey was Bender, about whom Wertham wrote: “Boasted privately of bringing up her 3 children on money from crime comic books.”

In the wake of the 1954 hearings, DC Comics removed Bender from its editorial advisory board, and the Comics Magazine Association of America adopted a new code. Under its terms, comic books could contain nothing cruel: “All scenes of horror, excessive bloodshed, gory or gruesome crimes, depravity, lust, sadism, masochism shall not be permitted.” There could be nothing kinky: “Illicit sex relations are neither to be hinted at nor portrayed. Violent love scenes as well as sexual abnormalities are unacceptable.” And there could be nothing unconventional: “The treatment of love-romance stories shall emphasize the value of the home and the sanctity of marriage.”

“Anniversary, which we forgot entirely,” Olive Byrne wrote in her secret diary in 1936. (The diary remains in family hands.) During the years when she lived with Marston and Holloway, she wore, instead of a wedding ring, a pair of bracelets. Wonder Woman wears those same cuffs. Byrne died in 1990, at the age of 86. She and Holloway had been living together in an apartment in Tampa. While Byrne was in the hospital, dying, Holloway fell and broke her hip; she was admitted to the same hospital. They were in separate rooms. They’d lived together for 64 years. When Holloway, in her hospital bed, was told that Byrne had died, she sang a poem by Tennyson: “Sunset and the evening star, / And one clear call for me! / And may there be no moaning of the bar, / When I put out to sea.” No newspaper ran an obituary.

Elizabeth Holloway Marston died in 1993. An obituary ran in the New York Times. It was headed, “Elizabeth H. Marston, Inspiration for Wonder Woman, 100.” This was, at best, a half-truth.

So, seriously educated and influential people involved, the writer credited with being pivotal in the invention of the lie detector and if you’ve seen the first two seasons of the most famous serialized tv adaptation with Lynda Carter (from Phoenix [winged fireball], Arizona) – it’s almost all war propaganda. Like with almost all Mother Goddess story based media I’ve seen there is an expectation there, a right to have ownership of the Divine Mother/Daughter/Dark Mother, to have her seeming consent and validation whilst treating her/them like crap yet still want her/them to rescue, forgive, even love unconditionally and let them continue as if nothing happened/changed. In Wonder Woman – Diana is a founding member of the Justice League, she stands up for the Allies and is the connection between the human world and Paradise. If you’ve known masons, you might have noted the obsession with doors; opening doors for people and generally being chivalrous and courteous is part of my nature but in one particularly masonic town Mum and I have noticed people rushing to go through doors/fences etc at the same time as us e.g. if they’re in front they will slowly go to the door, look back at us continually and if we stop they stop, if they make it first they wait until we get there for us to open the ‘portal’/’link’, if we overtake them they’ll speed up to catch up and even push themselves through with us. Or a shop/place of business can be empty and then suddenly people will hurry to go through at the same time. Symbolism and the appearance of ‘permission’ and ‘partnership’ is very important to these people. We don’t open doors for anybody anymore but it’s hard to go through by ourselves, ironically the front door to our residence there became very hard to open/close after we moved in, the opposite to another place we lived where the front door was fine when we went to see the place before moving in (being renovated) but when we moved in it had become too easy to open/close (being an expensive security door the people weren’t willing to change it [again] after we noted it) but we didn’t live alone there so access may have been made easier for those who wanted to be in the same place.

It’s silly and might as well be superstition, wishes of the desperate, but that’s ritual for you and we’ve come across numerous rites of passage. These are people who want to be seen talking to us, seen/living nearby, or when part of our conversation is repeated by people standing 20ft further down the road when we walk past them, shops that are empty that fill up when we go in them and I’ve had shop owners say to me “you’re my lucky charm”, “you bring in business”, people who walk past seemingly just to cough or laugh right at us. Then there’s the cars; there’s been times when I was walking in car parks or as proper on the side of country roads and suddenly turned around to almost have a car bump into me and then decide to use the rest of the road, once a driver laughed, another time a van almost drove into Mum’s arm, other people follow you in their cars like one occasion where a woman stopped her car to ask us what we were doing (we’d stopped to take a break, and when she stopped another car coming from the opposite direction stopped to watch) then invited us to have tea at her place, described where it was (same place we were staying), winked and drove there. We didn’t go, the next time she was with her partner and children and they stopped us on that same road to ask what we were doing and what religion we were (we’re not religious) and this time asked if we wanted a lift. We declined, they still wanted to know if believed in any god, I was declining and politely trying to stop the conversation but Mum said the Goddess Kali and then they got really questioning, wouldn’t leave us alone, stopped traffic three times to crawl along at our pace, stopped and parked twice further down the road to stop us and ask about Kali and why we wouldn’t tell them anything about her, why were were being so ‘nasty’ to them, how there is only Christianity and their God yet they were ones wanting to follow us not the other way round – we’d said to look online and leave us alone because they were harassing us down the 1.5 mile road. Then there’s the vehicles that don’t go anywhere, they drive past on the road, turn around and come back and as they pass stare at us; at another place there was one van that always came and went when we did, it didn’t matter what time of the day/night, one time we came back really late 4am-ish and it still hurtled past. Another place we went camping, no space for vehicles where we camped but as soon as we left the next morning and got to the road all the drivers parked there started up and left too. Thankfully the idiots dressed in Black (yes it sounds ridiculous, and it is) aren’t as obvious anymore, one occasion two particular dummies actually zigged zagged after us in a field – when we went one direction they did, changed direction so did they, stopped to look at the ducks, they did too, started to go, so did they – and then I looked to the road on the side and lo and behold there’s another guy, this one with sunglasses on a cloudy day, keeping pace with us on the other side of the bushes and looked away as soon as I saw him. Another time we were returning to a place after visiting the beach and on the way back a MiB (ack that is such an embarrassing term) was staring at us from an alley whilst on his phone and as we passed we heard him say “they’re on their way back”, that was after another one of them was sitting behind Mum on the beach throwing pebbles next to her.

Speaking of US American Patriotism

From 1982 the World Wrestling Federation started using the Wonder Woman logo as their base.

Wonder Woman Nibiru Symbol Symbolism

Wonder Woman – very Nibiru looking

Wonder Woman Nibiru Symbol Symbolism

New version

Arizona state flag

Arizona state flag, the best one (along with the combined US one) suited to Wonder Woman’s costume. Lynda Carter is from Arizona.

US state flags

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Obviously the world of professional sports entertainment and in particular wrestling is full of ‘characters’; a soap opera with stuntpersonship but also a heck of a lot of rivalry and feuds, the backstage comes into the ‘squared circle/ring’ at times. It sometimes seems like the gods, monsters, demons, demi-gods, spirits etc live on in comic books and manga related media but the heroes and villains are the stars, superstars, faces, and heels in wrestling too – especially since it’s so pantomime. Elaborate characters, costume, names/moves, themes – all very gladiatorial amphitheater entertainment as if Romans were still around. I used to watch a lot of it myself when I was much younger. In regards to the logo it symbolically implies they have the blessing of the goddess, no they didn’t and they don’t, and I’m glad the World Wildlife Fund took exception to them as well (for sharing the same acronym and breaking a trade agreement) forcing the World Wrestling Federation to change their name in 2001. Nature beats wannabes any day 😛 (Though I’m not keen on some of the key people behind the now called World Wide Fund for Nature, same goes for any company/corporation/financial institution/major charity, when I say ‘Nature’ I mean actual Nature, not the orchestrators.) The WWE, ECW and TNA even used an Indian man who calls himself ‘The Great Khali’ (initially along with his ‘manager’ and partner ‘Tiger Raj Singh’). You’re dreaming, posers.

Just as names are important for people, names and logos are important for companies, especially big companies from Starbucks using the Abraxas two ‘legged’ serpent god icon as is but to a modern person it looks like a mermaid but it goes with their name – star worshipers wanting your resources – to Apple (knowledge) and Windows (portals) and both those logos are split into colours/levels.