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Tuesday, 29 March 2016
So, what are you angry about today, Cro?
Paris, Brussels, and now Lahore, one can but wonder what goes on in certain people's minds.
No problem has ever been solved by skirting around the truth. No problem has ever been solved by ignoring facts. And no problem has ever been solved by just hoping it'll go away. There is no question that the world, and Europe in particular, is facing a humanitarian crisis of gargantuan proportions, and all they do (apart from Putin) is talk about it, throw tax-payers money at it, and wring hands. Anyone who offers difficult solutions is instantly branded as racist.
We now have to accept that the Bush/Blair/Merkel disaster (for that is what it is) is NEVER going away. Europe has now changed for ever, The Middle East has changed for ever, and North Africa is in the throws of changing for ever. We are witnessing a highly successful operation to change the world's demographic, all on the backs of a few thousand primitive-thinking quasi-religious middle-eastern fanatics. It hardly seems possible; but it's true, and the western world with all its hi-tech weaponry is impotent in response.
I've just read that UK border guards are now forbidden to X Ray trucks on entering Britain; it might harm any naughty stowaways who are illegally hidden inside. Give me effing strength!
45 year old haulier Steve Hughes recently heard voices in the back of his lorry after leaving Dover docks. He returned to Dover and informed the police; he was then fined £12,000 for importing 6 illegal immigrants (£2,000 each). He now says that if it happens again he'll pull into a lay-by and just let them out. Who could blame him!
All possible assistance is being given to illegal immigrants to get to the UK, whilst funding of 'Border Control' is being cut. Innocent lorry drivers are being massively fined and forced out of business, whilst their criminal cargo is looked after and pampered. Does anyone 'in authority' realise the illogicality, and danger, in all of this?
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!