Thursday, May 20, 2010

UK Government Programme for Energy and Climate Change

The Government believes that climate change is one of the gravest threats we face, and that urgent action at home and abroad is required. We need to use a wide range of levers to cut carbon emissions, decarbonise the economy and support the creation of new green jobs and technologies. We will implement a full programme of measures to fulfil our joint ambitions for a low carbon and eco-friendly economy.

* We will push for the EU to demonstrate leadership in tackling international climate change, including by supporting an increase in the EU emission reduction target to 30% by 2020.
* We will seek to increase the target for energy from renewable sources, subject to the advice of the Climate Change Committee.
* We will continue public sector investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology for four coal-fired power stations.
* We will establish a smart grid and roll out smart meters.
* We will establish a full system of feed-in tariffs in electricity – as well as the maintenance of banded Renewables Obligation Certificates.
* We will introduce measures to promote a huge increase in energy from waste through anaerobic digestion.
* We will create a green investment bank.
* We will retain energy performance certificates while scrapping HIPs.
* We will introduce measures to encourage marine energy.
* We will establish an emissions performance standard that will prevent coal-fired power stations being built unless they are equipped with sufficient carbon capture and storage to meet the emissions performance standard.
* We will cancel the third runway at Heathrow.
* We will refuse permission for additional runways at Gatwick and Stansted.
* We will replace Air Passenger Duty with a per-flight duty.
* We will introduce a floor price for carbon, and make efforts to persuade the EU to move towards full auctioning of ETS permits.
* Through our ‘Green Deal’, we will encourage home energy efficiency improvements paid for by savings from energy bills. We will also take measures to improve energy efficiency in businesses and public sector buildings. We will reduce central government carbon emissions by 10% within 12 months.
* We will reform energy markets to deliver security of supply and investment in low carbon energy, and ensure fair competition including a review of the role of Ofgem.
* We will instruct Ofgem to establish a security guarantee of energy supplies.
* We will give an Annual Energy Statement to Parliament to set strategic energy policy and guide investment.
* We will deliver an offshore electricity grid in order to support the development of a new generation of offshore wind power.
* We will encourage community-owned renewable energy schemes where local people benefit from the power produced. We will also allow communities that host renewable energy projects to keep the additional business rates they generate.
* As part of the creation of a green investment bank, we will create green financial products to provide individuals with opportunities to invest in the infrastructure needed to support the new green economy.
* We will work towards an ambitious global climate deal that will limit emissions and explore the creation of new international sources of funding for the purpose of climate change adaptation and mitigation.
* Liberal Democrats have long opposed any new nuclear construction. Conservatives, by contrast, are committed to allowing the replacement of existing nuclear power stations provided that they are subject to the normal planning process for major projects (under a new National Planning Statement), and also provided that they receive no public subsidy.
* We will implement a process allowing the Liberal Democrats to maintain their opposition to nuclear power while permitting the Government to bring forward the National Planning Statement for ratification by Parliament so that new nuclear construction becomes possible. This process will involve: – the Government completing the drafting of a national planning statement and putting it before Parliament; – specific agreement that a Liberal Democrat spokesperson will speak against the Planning Statement, but that Liberal Democrat MPs will abstain; and – clarity that this will not be regarded as an issue of confidence.

Not a lot there on Cutting Energy Waste and Encouraging Reduced Energy Consumption. It does say Through our ‘Green Deal’, we will encourage home energy efficiency improvements paid for by savings from energy bills. We will also take measures to improve energy efficiency in businesses and public sector buildings. Home Energy Efficiency Improvements? You mean Mercury-containing Fluorescent light bulbs and rock fibre loft insulation and double-glazing for people who have houses that are too big for them? Energy Efficiency, Efficiency, Efficiency?

Have you not noticed that the problem left untackled here is that the Enviromental Movement has been trapped into a cul-de-sac for years by having to request Efficiency improvements, instead of Energy Consumption Reductions, because nobody has yet challenged the prerogative of Economic Consumerism (if the public gets what the public wants, that isn't usually what the planet wants, so you have to change what the public wants)?

How do you measure Efficiency? The efficient use of Energy is where it is used to create the most vital forms of wealth. What are the most vital forms of wealth? FOOD, not diamonds/gold, or throw away consumer purchases, or huge office towers that run on airconditioning in the summer, or empty houses and buildings entirely heated to 22 degrees centigrade just because their occupants think it is THEIR RIGHT TO KEEP WARM BY BURNING FOSSIL FUELS OR BY WASTING GREEN TECHNOLOGY RARE EARTH METALS ON OVERSIZED HOMES.

Consumption of Energy, if it is outright wasteful, cannot be made efficient unless the waste is ruthlessly eliminated.

The UK Coalition Government's Programme for the Environment - Human Population

Nick Clegg's and David Cameron's detailed programme has been released today. Below is the page from their Environment, Food and Rural Affairs page. Other areas of their programme will be discussed in other posts.

The Government believes that we need to protect the environment for future generations, make our economy more environmentally sustainable, and improve our quality of life and well-being. We also believe that much more needs to be done to support the farming industry, protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable food production.

* We will introduce measures to make the import or possession of illegal timber a criminal offence.
* We will introduce measures to protect wildlife and promote green spaces and wildlife corridors in order to halt the loss of habitats and restore biodiversity.
* We will launch a national tree planting campaign.
* We will review the governance arrangements of National Parks in order to increase local accountability.
* We will work towards full compliance with European Air Quality standards.
* We will take forward the findings of the Pitt Review to improve our flood defences, and prevent unnecessary building in areas of high flood risk.
* We will examine the conclusions of the Cave and Walker Reviews, and reform the water industry to ensure more efficient use of water and the protection of poorer households.
* We will work towards a ‘zero waste’ economy, encourage councils to pay people to recycle, and work to reduce littering.
* We will reduce the regulatory burden on farmers by moving to a risk-based system of regulation, and will develop a system of extra support for hill farmers.
* We will investigate ways to share with livestock keepers the responsibility for preparing for and dealing with outbreaks of disease.
* We will take forward the Marine and Coastal Access Act and ensure that its conservation measures are implemented effectively.
* As part of a package of measures, we will introduce a carefully managed and science-led policy of badger control in areas with high and persistent levels of bovine tuberculosis.
* We will promote high standards of farm animal welfare. We will end the testing of household products on animals and work to reduce the use of animals in scientific research. We will promote responsible pet ownership by introducing effective codes of practice under the Animal Welfare Act, and will ensure that enforcement agencies target irresponsible owners of dangerous dogs.
* We will ensure that food procured by government departments, and eventually the whole public sector, meets British standards of production wherever this can be achieved without increasing overall cost.
* We will investigate measures to help with fuel costs in remote rural areas, starting with pilot schemes.
* We will create a presumption in favour of sustainable development in the planning system.
* We oppose the resumption of commercial whaling, will press for a ban on ivory sales, and will tackle the smuggling and illegal trade on wildlife through our new Border Police Force.
* We will bring forward a motion on a free vote enabling the House of Commons to express its view on the repeal of the Hunting Act.

It all sounds good, but what is missing?

Man. The number of people. The one thing that is most obvious on this planet Earth, is being completely ignored by this government. The government has not indicated any policy towards population levels in its own country, so why would it be able to lead politically on this issue on a global level? It won't.

For the Green Party and Caroline Lucas, here's your key. It is no longer adequate to be green and mean and mind your own reproductive practices, because even with equitable politics (complete fairness) it is the total human population in the world that will cause stress on the environment.

China and its Communist Party are far more thinking and honest about this issue.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fear and Arrogance

Arrogance is nothing but a method of overcoming fear. Arrogance works to some degree, but is generally not very successful. Fear is fear, and masking fear with devices such as Ignorance, Arrogance and Anger (amongst others), is never going to be the best solution.

The trouble is, that Fear is an animal instinct that has evolved because it is so successful. Yet in the modern world, it has to be used in situations very different from how it evolved. For example, fear is useful when you're driving a car and you see a patch of slippery oil or ice way ahead. But it isn't useful if you see it and don't do the right things (slow down and engage anti-lock brakes if necessary). The modern world, you understand, is not what we evolved in.

Doing the right things when experiencing fear is without a doubt the most difficult part of life itself. Ignoring, being arrogant, and getting angry are seldom the best things, even though they sometimes get lucky. What is the best thing?

Feel the fear and challenge it? How?

- I am afraid.
- What are you afraid of? So what are you going to do about it? Are you going to just sit there and be afraid? Not very clever. Are you going to get angry? Not very clever. Are you going to believe that you will conquer your fear just by the force of your will? Not very clever.
- No, Mr Spock, you're absolutely right. What do I need you to tell me that for.
- Because you're a stupid animal.
- You're not as good as a Vulcan, you know, but you're amusing...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Building Roads Evan Davies Today RAC Productive Driving.

Why not build more roads?, Evan said. Terrifying, and it probably will happen. Because it was a lobbying cry from the RAC. The RAC will do anything to give itself more business, but that can be said about any business from heroin dealing to flogging Mars bars.

BBC Radio 4.

Yet it is still terrifying. Once we were afraid of wars, nuclear holocausts, enviromental catastrophe, but now we are most afraid of shit economists. Evan Davies is unfortunately a shit economist, because of his generation. He mentioned on the Today programme something like we drive 100% more, yet have only built 20% more roads in the past X years. You would think that an economist would ask the question, why are we driving 100% more, and is all this driving productive? Would that the next time he drowns his sorrows in some gay club, that somebody should slap some intelligence into him, but that isn't going to happen, is it? The blind will sooner lead the blind.

What is non-productive driving?

People who are driving miles and miles who don't increase theirs or anybody else's happiness. There are loads of these people. Driving is like doing heroin, crack cocaine, and stuffing yourself with junk food.

This article on Today, on the same day that Open Country had Helen Marks doing a truthful episode in West Dorset chronicling a musician and a farmer who were expressing the death of rural life in Britain! Killed because homes and houses in rural areas are hardly ever occupied, because they are second homes, or owned by wealthy people who are away on holiday, and even when they are at home, they DRIVE FAR AWAY to TESCO to do their shopping, so that there is no local shopping or local rural economy. Gone are the smallholdings, and local businesses.

This is the economics of Today. The people in the BBC live in London, or the hipper parts of Britain, and are full of denialists who can't even travel from their own Radio Programme to their neighbours. Yet they completely expect to jump on a plane, or a train, or into a car, and be as far away from where they work within 12 hours. In so doing, they have turned the whole world into a boring but dangerous place, full of McDonalds, and Pizza Hut and Starbucks and Tesco and Asda. Why dangerous? Because what happens when you take heroin away from a junkie?

Friday, April 23, 2010


Tried that, and couldn't get through, tried something else, and still couldn't. Tried everything, and still unsuccessful, so what do you get? Frustration.

Frustration, the transitory state of mind that occurs when reason fails, and anger takes over. Frustration itself becomes an extension of that failure, so usually produces failure.

At the sign of frustration, it is better to rest, withdraw, or retreat, and then to tactically invite recreation, advice, or new thinking.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

No Airplanes in the Sky since 5 Days Ago

Because of the volcano in Iceland spouting a cloud of ash, all jet plane traffic was shut down over Britain and much of Europe since Thursday 15 April.
For the first time in my life, like so many people, I have been able to live under a sky withouth any airplanes in it. It is a source of wonder. I have never seen such blue and clear skies in London or in England, and while we have had marvellous weather at that. And it has been also wondrously peaceful, especially for the people who are damned by living near Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick, etc.

The endless moans of people who have been stranded abroad or whose travel plans have been wrecked! What happens when these types of people end up sick in a hospital bed? They are the ones who never know what hit them, and are stunned and scared. In other words, should these people not be grateful just to be alive, and to have food to eat, and water to drink? Yes they should be just grateful, but they complain because these are the modern people created by Global Economics. The common muck who have been created, and pandered to, by Global Economics.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Matthew Greenburgh Adviser to RBS Takeover of AMRO

Gosh, why is Matthew Greenburgh allowed to live free? Why is he not imprisoned and all his financial assets confiscated, for helping to put this country into hundreds of billions of pounds into debt?

There are probably a hundred people, including Gordon Brown, Mervyn King, Fred Goodwin, James Crosby and John Tiner (of the FSA) who are responsible for the economic disasters of the Noughties that made a national debt that will take ten years to repay.

What is the point of morality, if for every six hundred thousand people, the care and consideration of 599,999 people can be undone by one?

It could be worse, of course, but moralists cannot claim the high ground, when the morality they preach sustains the Global Human Economic Machine on such a scale that it takes ever fewer individuals to jeopardize the entire System.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The importance of Self-intelligence as opposed to General Intelligence

It has been cloudy and wet for two days now, and it has been no longer cold since Tuesday. Indeed, Wednesday was sunny and nearly too warm, and the first daffodil in my garden came into flower the day after.

I have been very tired. Tired of everything, and most of all very tired of London, as I have been for nearly a decade. I listen to BBC Radio 4, and listen for intelligence, but I hear very little that has anything to do with the world I am in here in this part of London. You can thus assume that nobody who works in the BBC or the media lives here. Why? Because they live in their ghetto world, and their jobs have become to maintain the ghettoes of the British Empire, an empire which fell over 70 years ago but which many people fantasize to be still existing through the BBC.

When I am out I see few British people, hear few British people, and even though it has been like this for the last decade, I still find it taxing, more so because it is never discussed. Even when people here speak English, they seem to lack the power of speech, expression and erudition. The whole difficulty is never discussed, because in the light of the dangers of inflammatory political racism, it has never been allowed to be publicly discussed, yet those of us who have to carry on have to carry on.

In these circumstances, self-intelligence, namely your intelligence about yourself and your dependence on your own (not other people's) intelligence, are essential survival traits. As I turned to my blog I read back on my posting from two weeks ago, and not surprisingly, it is the only intelligence that invigorates me.

Now that I have been reminded of the importance of a self-limiting sense of failure, I suspect that it is more important than the intelligence that I can glean from those people out there.

What are those people doing out there in London? They are eating, sleeping, and shitting, in the liberal democratic section of the Global Human Economic Machine, and they are busy playing at religion and having families. You would think the human race were in danger of de-population, the way these people are busying themselves with bringing their children into this overcrowded world that doesn't even have many fish left in the sea.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Luddites Arise - Robots and Computers replace People in the Global Human Economic Machine

Avtar Rahl, 58, is the human face of those statistics.
He had been working in electronics for 32 years when he was made redundant over a year ago. He was referred to the job club by Jobcentre Plus.

"Over the last few years I watched the staff numbers on the shop floor dwindle from over 100 to a handful as the firm became fully automated," he says.

Automation and Computers have been replacing people progressively in all areas of the economy.

Yet the thick-as-shit liberals and day-dreaming socialists have carried on regardless, without any thought about where it will all end up. Probably because theirs are the only jobs that have not been replaced by computers and automation.

It is time to replace the social workers, the menopausal salarywomen, the tenured humanitarian workers, the judges etc, with computers and automation. Let them see how much they like it, and when they've experienced the pain, they will understand that to be Luddite is essential and intelligent, whereas to be Progressive is ignorant and blundering. If the Global Human Economic Machine were a car, then the Luddite knows he must control the car or dump it and walk. Whereas the Progressive races onward, carelessly believing that there is no cliff or crash ahead.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Failure, Success, the Esteem of Self and Others

Reference : Self-Destructiveness as an Intended Feature of Liberalism

I am no good
They are all better
I am the best
They are all rubbish
Am, is, are
A Failure
A Success
A Winner,
A Loser.

They are winners,
So then must I be.
They are losers
So then must I be.

What is Failure or Success and how is it estimated in the Self and Others?

It is obvious that an individual prefers the self-esteem of success to the feeling of being a failure. Yet the design of a liberal civilization, as mentioned back in August 2008, depends on individuals self-estimating as failures and engaging in self-destruction or withdrawal from the Global Human Economic Machine. This is necessarily true by definition of liberalism, since individuals are free to continue without removal by their peers.

True liberalism does not, has never, and can never exist in any civilization, but its aspirations, such as Benign liberalism, do exist, and have transpired to produce some people, myself included, who are prone to self-estimate as failures. How? Because self-estimation as failure allows the machine of civilization to replace the failing individual's function, hence ensuring that the machine of civilization keeps running, while benign liberalism protects the failing individual (rather than discarding it), so allowing the failing individual to fulfil its reproductive cycle or be re-used in some other part of the machine.

This is all very well from the point of view from the machine, but what of the individual? Benign liberalism is a vague intention, with no guidebook, no cookbook, and barely anybody bothering to discuss it in this detail.

The failing individual, in order to be most useful, has of course to have opportunities for re-use in other parts of the Economic Machine. Just as importantly, the failing individual has to have limits of self-estimation of failure.

What is the use of a self-esteem of failure once you have been replaced and your failure does not jeopardize the rest of civilization's machine? For example, there is no use to "retired" people feeling like failures. By feeling neutral, they might even embark eventually on useful endeavours.

The self-esteem of Failure, after it is no longer needed, must be dampened by limits, which in a liberal civilization must be self-limiting.

Self-limiting self-estimations of Failure are corresponded with self-limiting self-estimations of Success.

I am a Success.
Use Me.
I am used
I am no longer either a Success or a Failure.
I continue to be used while knowing that I am free to fail.

I am a Failure
Replace Me
I am replaced.
I am no longer used
I am no longer either a Success or a Failure.
I am Free to Move On.

Success or failure in self-estimation relative to others is made in two ways -
the Transference of Success or Failure between the Self and the Others, and the Opposition of Success or Failure between the Self and the Others. For example, suppose there are two teams, Team A and Team B. I am on Team A, then Team A's Success or Failure transfers to me. Team B's Success or Failure does not transfer to Team A , but is opposed to Team A and its members.

These fundamental perceptions by our evolution in tribes (A We versus They Success/Failure estimation) does not meld well in a single Globalized civilization.
Why can't the Globalists understand this, or do they deliberately ignore and dupe us into accepting silly tribal substitutes like Global Football (Soccer) Teams to entertain our evolutionary nature?

I think some Globalists might not know what they do not understand, for they are missing this evolutionary inherent nature of tribalism that exists in most of us.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Global Indians

OH my goodness, have you ever heard so much patting on the back, and "Aren't We Wonderful?". The terrifying reality that India has been taken over by people who want to be like US Americans comes home. You can see that Bollywood hasn't just imitated Hollywood, but soon there will be imitations of the Oscars, and everything else.

What I discern is that the people who have been successful, and have money, no longer are content with the status that money will buy, but want the status that comes intrinsically with class divides. And having gotten to the levels of Global Control that they have, they are going to want a Global Caste System. After all, India, with its traditional caste system was a very stratified class society before the British got there, and it had no history of social equality.

Around London you will see very many Indian people, who like so many other people from around the world in London, are struggling, and despite being talented, might never gain in their lifetimes the type of success paraded and flaunted around in this self-indulgent broadcast.

The desperate demands for social status and social recognition from various ex-colonies and Emerging Economic Powers in the world is going to be a feature for decades to come. We have had "Japan!", we have been getting "China!" and we are getting developing flourishes of "India!".

What a terrifying world we live in. Once upon a time all you had to worry about was a Cold War between the West and the East. Now it's so much more complicated.

That's it, I'm not going to worry any more. Just dumped this worry on my blog.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Smile and Cry

Little baby so looked after,
Learned to smile to be looked after.
Some days found itself alone,
And thought it was going to die.
But little baby could not cry,
for it had learned to smile
and not to cry.

So little baby trapped within
Smiled and smiled and smiled again.
The smiles could never be heard from afar
And seen up close they looked morose.
So still baby found itself alone,
Afraid it would die
And wanting to cry.

Oh little baby,
cry, cry, cry,
Free yourself!
Try, try, try!
I will hear you,
I will behold you,
I will show you.
You will hear me,
You will be held by me,
You will learn from me,
To listen and look
And wonder why you cried.
Wonder at the fear
That welled up from inside.
Wonder at what you can do
When I am not with you.

For you may be alone
But you are now grown.
For those who have died
You have already cried.
Use all that you know
And more you will grow.
When to smile
When to cry
And when to get up and go.

Twitter is Dog Shit

Twitter is such a load of rubbish. Having been on there, I can't really understand why anybody stays on it. How sad these people must be, clutching their little gadgets, walking around, and then suddenly feeling lonely and thinking they must tweet.

Tweet? For fuck sakes! Birds tweet. Go out and listen to the birds. Go out and stop companies from importing soy beans for animal feeds and palm oil for biscuits and soap, and maybe you will get a chance some day to listen to the birds tweeting in the rainforest.

Twitter is garbage. Twitter is the exploitation of the child's mind that still exists in every adult, by holding it in a state of suspension of immaturity. Okay, this exploitation has existed since the dawn of civilization, and has been perpetrated by magicians, Bible-sellers, and doll-house makers alike, but what's different?

Twitter is new, so even though its users have started seeing through it, nobody has yet really dumped on it. Suckers for something new sometimes go onto something else new and never stop being suckers.

The next post will be an ode to growing up.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Faith in Oneself

Having found some understanding of Faith, the Emotion it occurs to me that faith in oneself is probably more important than the faith in all sorts of gods that religions and secular commerce are always selling us.

Faith in oneself will like all types of faith suffer disappointment, but it is better to have faith in oneself, suffer disappointment, and recover with a revised faith in oneself, than to never at all have faith in oneself.

Intelligent use of faith that accepts disappointment and revises its emotional foundation when applied to the self is the essential starting point for similar good practice of faith in groups of people, communities and religions.

There is no use hearing that you must have faith in yourself unless you hear how you must do that. Have faith, keep faith, lose faith, understand loss, modify faith, have faith, keep faith, lose faith, analyse loss, refine faith and so on and so on all one's life.

I have utter faith in my ability to procrastinate.

Mark Cawardine Loves the Wildlife

Mark Cawardine reminds us all that campaigners are merely holding back the tide of habitat destruction by humanity, and without them it would be even worse.

How, oh how there must be a way to turn the tide back forever! Go find it or make it!

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Remains of the Hunter

The muse is with me today, so here is a fresh new poem on the fly, copyright to me, owner of this blog at Loveandtheplanet.

Deeply within the vessel out of the light
the surface of the liquid faintly shimmers.
The Hunter alone is stalking his prey,
Foot-weary from tracking mile upon mile
Through Copses, glades and hilly scrub.
Hunting since the birth of dawn in the eye of his mind
So many taken, so many meals won.
The death of dusk never feared for the well-deserved dreams
The day just one more after yet one other.
Alone the Hunter grasps his bow,
looks to the sky as a flush of spirit flows
While on the path his foot too close to the edge
Slips and the rocks slide underneath
And too slowly he glances
to see but he is already tumbling down the cliff
The rocks with him and landing at the bottom,
shocked yet knowing that he is injured.
He cannot move.

The vapours rise out of the vessel into the light
escaping into the obscure mist enveloping.
The Hunter lies there and closes his eyes while night
Passes over. In its darkest hours pangs of consciousness
stab at his dreams but already the new day has come.
He cannot rise but crawls to a bush with berries.
Chewing these he lies another day until he spies
what may be a hole in the hill.
The pulling of his arms despite the dragging of his legs
takes him into what is not quite a cave,
And he waits.

While he waits the world does not
so days pass and then are gone forever.
The flies land as the carrion birds find him.
The maggots and the rot take the rest
So soon the Hunter's bones have their final rest.

No more hunters ever came to be,
and the Farmers never had cause to go near the cave,
Remaining like the liquid in the vessel
that escaped into the air,
The remains of the Hunter are bones
that might as well not be there.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Frank Field Against Neo Keynesian Views

Frank Field actually has an amazing argument. Niall Ferguson should get into bed with him. Will Hutton should go jump into a tar-pitch lake. There is no Left or Right. There is BAD economics, which in addition to all its other faults, is economics without enough regard for good accounting. And there is GOOD economics, which requires as a minimum that honest, truthful and balanced accounting is essential for a healthy Economy.

Never mind the fight between Good and Evil. Today the fight is between the GOOD economics and the BAD economics, not Labour, Liberal or Tory, nor Left nor Right. Politicos are dinosaurs if they don't get on message.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Distraction is the key to procrastination, which is the coward's solution to facing challenges.

Procrastination has been mentioned but not actually dealt with. Here is a statement judging procrastination to be the coward's solution. Is it?

In the sense that to procrastinate is to avoid attending to a challenge, it involves cowering from the challenge, and hence is an act of cowardice. However, there is no reason to deduce that cowardice is a weak or worse option.

The living animals' brains that survive today have since the dawn of life been faced with choices in daily survival. Imagine being in a hot dry country, and deciding whether to go towards the hot sunshine, where there is a great challenge and no certainty of opportunity, or to stay in the shade, where there are known but limited resources of food or water. Procrastination in this example would be "staying in the shade". Here cowardice can be more sensible and successful than daring to head out into a hot desert, certainly if clouds and rain arrive before the food and water run out.

So procrastination can be rational, yet in most of us, it is in the main instinctive. If we subjected all the procrastination instincts in our lives to a conscious analysis of options available to them, we would not have time even to sleep, nor would we ever be allowed to rest. How then can we know which instincts of procrastination to analyze and curb? Some people must have clear systems for deciding this.

Consequently, the next consideration of this topic shall be on the lines of Decision Systems for allowing or curbing procrastination.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Faith The Emotion

On a blog like Love and the Planet, basic emotions that nobody else talks about are important.

This past decade, faith was used more and more as a substituted word for religion. "Do you have a faith?" has taken the place of "What religion do you belong to?"

Faith is not religion. Faith is an emotion. As an emotion, faith is necessary for religion, but religion is not necessary to have faith.

What is faith? Is it just belief? (A belief can be momentary, and short-lived. Faith implies a long-term belief, one that will last a long time. ) It helps to have other beliefs to keep faith, but faith can be kept by itself without any helping beliefs. For example, if you keep faith in your partner, it might help to believe that your partner will always be there for you. On the other hand, even if you did not believe that they would always be there, you could still keep faith in him/her.

Have faith.
Keep faith.

We all know people who have no faiths ever.
We know others who have no faiths sometimes.
And then the others who always have faiths yet never seem to keep the same ones.
Finally there are those who always have and keep the same faiths all their lives.

"Which is better?" This is not necessary to judge. "Which has it easier on themselves?" "Which does more for others and the planet?" These questions are more important.

Finally the most important propositions:

1. Faith in persons can inspire them to live up to your faith.
2. To have faith and be disappointed can logically be a more successful life/game strategy than to have no faith at all.

Is this good or bad? Some of both of course.

Clearly faith is a social emotion used by social animals to achieve group goals. So every wolf in a wolf pack has faith in their team when they go out on their hunt. So every sheep in the herd has faith in the herd when they idly graze.

Faith is also an individual emotion used by lone animals to determine specialised behaviour. A bird that sets out on a 5000 mile migration, has faith that it will arrive there alive, and that it will find food and nesting there. The faith can be disappointed, for example if man has already destroyed the habitat to build an airport, a container seaport, or to farm soya beans. Yet without the faith, such specialised behaviour can never develop, and is never put to the test.

Faith, then, is a fundamental emotion of life and living things and of the complexity of the ecosystem itself.

On Love and the Planet, you must have faith in emotions, just as you have faith in logic, and you must have faith in logic, just as you have faith in emotions. For emotional logic and logical emotions are the essence of organic intelligence as distinguished from artificial intelligence.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Overpaid Economists and Mervyn King whose jobs are protected by Employment Laws

Gosh, what a hard life has Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England. Four times a year he has to present a Quarterly Inflation Report.

A Report which nobody bothers to read anymore, because they have already gotten all the trends from plentiful other sources, and in any case, in the years up to the Global Credit Crunch Financial Crisis of 2007, the reports completely failed to take into account useful measures of inflation other than the Mickey Mouse versions that your average Ten year old son could concoct, and hence failed to notice that the whole Global Human Economic Machine was like a Corrupted Software Fault requiring a Seldon Crisis Resolution.

Mervyn King's job is protected by UK and European Employment Laws, and so too are the jobs of the many economists and bankers who still cling to their overpaid positions because unfortunately they haven't the decency to commit seppuku in Traditional Japanese Style for their miserable failures.

Trade Unions think that these Employment Laws are for the "working class", but these laws have protected jobs in Management and jobs of non-productive employees, while ruining everything for everybody, which is why Britain today has a Manufacturing Output today that makes it an embarrassment compared to France and Germany.

And which is why today Kraft announced that they were closing the Cadbury's factory in Bristol and getting rid of 400 jobs. Because they only way you can get rid of jobs under these employment laws, is to shut down the whole organisation and shift the production somewhere else, in this case to Poland.

What did Peter Mandelson do about this? Oh, he farted. After all, don't forget, that Peter Mandelson and New Labour were Intensely Relaxed about Some People Getting Filthy Rich. Those were his Champagne Socialist words when they were sailing on what they claimed to be a healthy economy, although it was funded and enabled by the blood, sweat and tears of one billion people in China whom they were building up debt against. I was living in London the whole time, and I could see all the problems around me, but they were sitting in West London, eating free food at the House of Commons, and drinking endless champagne and parties thrown for them by filthy rich people.

I hate Peter Mandelson, but what I really hate more are the people who voted for Peter Mandelson.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Project Prevention - Drug Addict Sterilization

Radio 4 on BBC features Barbara Harris of Project Prevention, an USAperson, who having seen that children of drug addicts suffer horribly (eg from drug withdrawal after birth), has taken a stand to encourage these people to use contraception.

Her arguments are brilliant. Fergal Keane sounds like a sickly ivory tower liberal academic because it's his job to put his interviewees to the test (Well, he does usually seem like quite a sickly liberal in general, like one of those journalists who had to stand in the middle of a warzone as a reporter before he could actually feel the difference between right and wrong).

Anybody who has worked in hospitals, social services, or with druggies, or come close to their havoc, will have to agree that she is doing the bravest thing possible. She is a liberal, who is coming back to put boundaries on liberalism. Since the Sixties, we have been waiting for people like this. No need for neo-cons anymore.

Monday, February 08, 2010

To criticise the judge Sir Mota Singh

This is why religious ceremonial daggers are banned by schools.

East London Manslaughter by Ceremonial Dagger in 2004

It's a bit shocking that judges in Britain can live in worlds so removed from the harsh realities on the streets, isn't it? Well, no change there then.

It would be better if judges were paid less, and so actually had to live in the mess that they help perpetuate (although they pretend to themselves, and in this case, to others, that they are making the world a better place). No, most judges live in precious fine suburbs, and in their private time, relieve their stress with perverse vices that harm nobody else but are nonetheless a waste of tax money.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Greenpeace Population Contraception on First Day of Spring

Today is the first day of Spring. (The Winter Solstice is Midwinter's Day, and the Spring Equinox is the Middle of Spring. This was all explained years ago in The Definition of Summer. Seasons are rigorously defined by the length of day, whereas even the UK Met Office "arbitrarily" defines a season by choosing Julian calendar dates 1 December, 1 March, 1 July, and 1 October.)

It is grey. At least it is warm. Yesterday the temperature went up to 12 degrees here in London. I'm not freezing any more, and the dark winter days are resolutely longer. Yet here I am, blogging.

Distraction is the key to procrastination, which is the coward's solution to facing challenges.

So in praise of cowardice, Greenpeace as a gratuitous thought-link came up. Global Over-population has not been a priority for Environmentalists, because they choose their priorities in the same way as I do. When faced with a challenge, the coward's solution is to procrastinate by distracting itself with Easy Income Earners.

So Global Warming/Climate Change was an Easy Income Earner, but as this blog has long held, it is not the primary problem facing the planet. Humanity and the natural history of its evolution to ever higher populations, and the consequent effects on itself are the primary problem.

Introduce cheap effective contraceptives as was done in the Sixties, and what happens? The people who didn't want to have children, haven't had any children. The people who didn't mind having children, had children.

It does not logically follow that the people who don't mind having children are always the best people to have children. Similarly, some of the people who didn't want to have children, might have turned out to be better parents.

Nor does it follow logically that the introduction of contraceptives leads to a net decline in population.

The population will eventually ramp up again because the people who don't mind having children, have children who don't mind having children. They will just ignore the contraceptives.

Indeed, all this has happened before, because prior to the creation of chemical contraceptives in the Twentieth Century, Religions and Cultures were created as sociological contraceptives.

That is why Managed global population control, such as has been pioneered by China with their One-Child policy, is a necessary and desirable solution. Because even if every square inch of this planet were cultivated with GM crops and every pest had been eradicated from the planet (just as smallpox was eradicated), we would arrive at having tens of billions (say for example 40,000,000,000, 5 times what we have today) people subsisting at the standards of the Dalit in India and the work-slaves of China, and the starving in Africa.

At that stage, you would be better off being stuck in a life-suspension pod wired up to a computer just like in The Matrix.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Cars, Cars, Damned Cars

2010 and still the World is drowning in Cars, Cars, Damned cars. All over North America, Europe, East Asia they are like an infestation, an infection, a disease. Yet other countries are rushing blindly to copy this horrible mistake. Why?

Cars are Ugly.
Cars are Common.
Cars are Smelly.
Cars are Everywhere.
Cars are Dangerous.
Cars are Boring.
Cars are XXXXing Noisy.

Lots of Cars Need Lots of Parking Lots.
Lots of Cars Need Lots of Roads.

Parking Lots are Ugly.
Parking Lots are Common.
Parking Lots are Smelly.
Parking Lots are Everywhere.
Parking Lots are Dangerous.
Parking Lots are Boring.
Parking Lots are XXXXing Wasteful.

Lots of Roads mean Roads lead Nowhere
Lots of Roads mean Lots of Cars.

Roads are Ugly.
Roads are Common.
Roads are Smelly.
Roads are Everywhere.
Roads are Dangerous.
Roads are Boring.
Roads are XXXXing Obstructive.

When I see people in their cars, who cannot live without their cars, their parking for their cars, and their sitting their ugly bums in their cars, I despair for a world-changing idea.

Why do economists make People want This? New immigrants go to advanced economies and the first thing they want is a car. Then a bigger car. Then a more expensive car. Meanwhile, the locals already there think that they need a car for status, when it seems so obvious to me that only trash could like cars.

Today Britain is covered in ugly cars, big metal lumpy things with no style, in horrible metallic greys and colours.

Cars are Like Death Capsules,
Looking for Original Hell.
Poisoned Rivers of Cars Hurtling Together
Poison Drivers of Cars Hurting To get there.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Found A Poem Written Long Ago.

The copyright for this belongs to me, the owner of this blog, as it is Original Material. I came across it today, having completely forgotten that I had written it, probably around 1998-1999. It represents a past that is so forgotten, so distant, and most of all so irrelevant today, that it is interesting for that reason alone.

I am not a piece of glass
Another for your collection
But I am a dark wall
Like some of those within you.

You would smash out a hole
brick by brick
Until you could see right through me
You would widen my whole
kick by kick
Until I become your window.

Then you will take your pane,
Fit it to me and fill me with it,
So I keep out the cold and rain,
While still our daze is brightly lit.

You may choose to break me from time to time
But only if you stand by your shattered window
To feel the sky's breath fling its tears
Against your skin and soul,
And then to find a new pane
to fit me and fill me with.

Our loving will be this

Powerful stuff, the feelings of which are today extinct and cremated, not just buried. I think I remember why I was moved to write it, and I pity the person that I once was.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Did You Know that Bicycles Can be Ridden in Street Clothes

First time back to my blog since March last year, I see. Brought back by this Bicycle-loving Blogger.

What's happened since? Britain is still run by a cowardly dishonest tyrant whose name is Gordon Brown. Britain expects an election by May. The country is bored to death with its government and the establishment it has created over 12 years. Will anything change at the election? Who cares? Eat, Sleep, shit. Winter, spring, summer and autumn. After 12 years of torture, the government is ignored to death by the country that has been bored to death.

Humanity has nothing to do but evoke humanitarianism: Haiti is all over the news, yet most people here wouldn't know if their next door neighbour had been dead for a few days until the smell became offensive. Organised Religions still try to take advantage of the vacuum, yet Commerce and Economics are incapable of even accounting for it.

On an overcast day after the "coldest" winter in England for 30 years, what is there in a blog that gives relief?

A blog is your voice, and when everybody else's voice drowns you out, here at least and at last you can hear yourself.