October 1, 2016
You’ve got that eternal idiotic idea that if anarchy came it would come from the poor. Why should it? The poor have been rebels, but they have never been anarchists; they have more interest than anyone else in there being some decent government. The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn’t; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all. Aristocrats were always anarchists.
The Man Who Was Thursday, a Nightmare
March 17, 2016
Diary 17th March
What changes will we witness over the next fifty years in our burial rituals, d’you think? We have inhumation, obviously, and cremation currently. Will they remain our methods of choice in corpse ‘disposal’?
What about liquefaction?
The deceased is simply inserted into a purpose built “liquidiser” , zapped for a few seconds and turned to a sort of smoothie…which can then be poured down the drain or over the flowerbeds or whatever.
Instant plant food is a great idea…
In the West Country the powers-that-be recognise we have a growing problem with people “sleeping rough” on the streets of towns and cities; these bods are also known as “Homeless People”. They are life’s unfortunates, and there but for the grace of God go you and I.
In Exeter the local authority has decided action must be taken. They applied for an order to enable the police to confiscate the few belongings these unfortunates might possess. This would only happen after the police had asked them to move on, and they remained in the same place.
In the first instance the Police would direct these individuals to “shelters” (most of which will be full) where they will be told they have to “prove” their “homelessness” to Social Services to receive help. This process takes feckin’ weeks.
So what do they do?
Either return to their ‘patch’ and risk the confiscation of their few meager belongings, or piss off to another town. Which is called ‘pass the problem’.
All very feckin’ humane…
Homeless people have strongly criticised these new police powers which would see a crackdown on begging and rough sleeping in the city centre. Suprising that, eh?
Reverend Tom Honey said: “Simply, people with serious issues that need to be addressed are being driven out of the city centre towards parks and churchyards on its outskirts. I feel Exeter City Council’s agenda is to make the city centre as friendly as possible to visiting tourists – essentially sanitising the area.”
“We don’t do it for fun,” said ex-squaddie Richy, 46, who said he has been forced to live on the street. “Instead of moving us on to be somebody else’s problem, they should use common sense and help us.”
He arrived in Exeter from Weymouth four weeks ago, and said even he could not believe the number of homeless people there are in the city. But he still believes it is “dangerous” to move homeless people away from the cover of the city centre “especially at this time of year”.
“I’m not too old myself, but some old homeless men you see really struggle in the cold weather,” he said.
Perhaps it’s time Exeter City Council funded a ‘focus group’ to fly out to Brazil and see how they rid themselves of their undesirables…?
Over 3,000 people, down-and-outs, were murdered in Recife, Brazil in the past year. Incredibly many of those doing the killing are police officers. Eduardo Machado, one of the organisers behind this cleansing operation, had this to say on the subject:
“It’s a perverse kind of killing. I call it social cleansing because the people being killed are normally black, they’re poor and they’re from the slums that surround the city. They have become what I call ‘the killables’.”
Exeter City Council could learn a lesson from this?
What, one wonders, were the Labour-led City Council thinking 18 months ago when they started their draconian crackdown on the homeless? The council has confiscated the tents, rucksacks and other belongings of nearly 60 homeless people.
Life in a plastic tent in the woods must be pretty harsh at this time of year.
But imagine the devastating impact if your tent, sleeping bag, warm clothing and food are removed, leaving you with nothing but the clothes you stand up in and a draughty shop doorway for a bed?
The council defends itself by saying that it offers advice to homeless people on finding accommodation (yeah, yeah, see above). Perhaps so: but clearly the advice, the accommodation – or both – are inadequate, or we wouldn’t be seeing all these people living on the streets.
So, is it now time for the City Council to ‘man-up’, ‘grow-a-pair’ and issue firearms to police and concerned citizens alike? Let’s face it, a bullet to the back of the head is much more efficient then waiting for these poor devils to quietly freeze to death in the open…And with summer fast approaching, there’s less likelihood of “these problem people” developing hypothermia and shuffling of this mortal coil.
The City Council could sponsor ‘Terminate a Vagrant Day’…There could be prizes and bounties…
Or on the other hand, they might like to look for more humane alternatives? (Yeah, yeah, that’s a big feckin’ “might”!)
Just before Christmas, the Government announced a £30million emergency aid package for Ethiopia, which is facing drought. Just a fraction of that amount would make a world of difference to our own destitute and homeless people…
But, perhaps, I’m being silly?
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October 23, 2009
Don’t you just love signs that say thou must not…?
Yeah, but what about this one then –
October 20, 2009
This is a good post HERE from the Angry Exile. It’s all very frightening, isn’t it?
Please read it and weep.
July 27, 2009
Bin travellin’ round, so I’m late with this – but according to the Scottish Daily Express many Councils have recruited “Bin police”…snoopers whose job it is to look inside your dustbin or rubbish sack! On the 22nd July apparently one local authority spent £70,000 for two “dawn raids” in North Wiltshire to analyse and record the content of wheelie bins…bet they’re going to put the Council Tax up too!
Andy Conn, of Wiltshire Council, said: “It is very useful to see how much waste of whatever kind is being thrown away…” well, Andy, I’ve couriered a black rubbish sack from my kitchen for your perusal – free of any charge – you don’t even have to thank me!