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Living on The Hill
view of the top of The Hill - out of my bedroom window

There will be a series of tales called ‘Living on The Hill’ covering life on Campden Hill, London W8. Campden Hill is a special part of London. It is not the most expensive, but it is close. There are ritzier areas than this, but those are usually full of foreigners, investors and itinerants who do not live there. Knightsbridge is a fabulous address rather than a place for wife and family. At the same time, The Hill is understated….

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BLM: Police ‘Trance’ confirmed per Drew Diamond
former Tulsa police chief

Police enter a trance state when approaching Black people is now confirmed by comments by Drew Diamond, former Police Chief of Tulsa. In an earlier piece, we suggested that the US police often entered a trance like state when entering Black neighbourhoods or dealing with Black people. Once in this state, they lose all sense of human empathy. It is while in this state that they commit such crimes against human beings who are Black. Drew Diamond, former Police…

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Western Myths of globalisation
globe

It may be worthwhile to stand back and reflect a little on the term ‘globalisation’. One view would be: ‘Globalisation refers to the integration of markets in the global economy, leading to the increased interconnectedness of national economies. Markets where globalisation is particularly significant include financial markets, such as capital markets, money and credit markets, and insurance markets, commodity markets, including markets for oil, coffee, tin, and gold, and product markets, such as markets for motor vehicles and consumer electronics. ‘ https://www.economicsonline.co.uk/Global_economics/Globalisation_introduction.html A deeper view from the Peterson Institute…

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BLM & Palestine: BRUCE WILSON, WAKE UP!!!!

On 19 May, it was reported by Arab News: ‘Since fighting began on May 10, Palestinian medical officials said that 223 people have been killed and more than 1,600 injured in aerial bombardments. Roads, buildings and other infrastructure in Gaza have been destroyed as the already dire humanitarian situation has been worsened in the impoverished coastal strip. Israel has reported 12 deaths, including two children, as a result of Hamas rocket attacks.’ (Note 1) They then reported the support…

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TRUMP & DEMOCRATIC DENIAL

There is a current consensus as of May 2021 of the established media that Trump was in complete denial about the 2020  US election. ‘https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/05/us/politics/trump-presidency-election-loss.html However, the same media  had  been in complete denial of Trump’s election of 2016  New York Times wrote in December 2016: Russia and the U.S. Election: What We Know and Don’t Know https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/world/europe/russia-trump-election-cia-fbi.html Russian Hacking and Influence in the U.S. election https://www.nytimes.com/news-event/russian-election-hacking 3 years after the election Time Magazine continued denying the fairness of…

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BLM: BURNT OFFERINGS

In Leviticus, it is written: ‘You are to skin the burnt offering and cut it into pieces.’ 1:6 ‘It is a burnt offering, a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the Lord.’ 1:9 Sin offering: ‘If the whole Israelite community sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the Lord’s commands, even though the community is unaware of the matter, when they realize their guilt and the sin they committed becomes known, the assembly must bring a…

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BLM: POLICING AS RITUAL SACRIFICE

BLM: POLICING AS RITUAL SACRIFICE On two separate occasions I have explored the connection between US police killing and human sacrifice. I was unaware of the other important scholars who had already explored this idea. Brian Smith, formerly Professor of Religious Studies at UC Riverside writes: ‘’ …modern executions are more or less undeniably ritualised killings of a human being and so, of course, are those traditional religious practices termed ‘human sacrifices’. 1 Police killings in the US seem at…

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HOWARD UNIVERSITY: F for Classics, resits for Cornel West and Jeremy Tate
Howard University

I had something else to do today …but this cannot wait!!! Jeremy Tate and Cornel West have written an opinion piece (The Washington Post 20 April 2021 ) in response to Howard University’s culling of its classics department. If true the proposal by Howard University to cull its classics department is a disaster, the response by West and Tate are catastrophes. For Howard to ‘cancel’ the classics is possibly the result of the long term effects of the neo-liberal…

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WESTERN MYTHS OF CHINESE CIVILISATION
Chinese emperor

How does Chinese civilization differ from Western civilisation? A distinguished Chinese Professor at Tsinghua University (Note 1) expresses a view shared with Harvard’s Professors William Kirby and Peter Bol (Note 2)) that the core difference between Chinese and Western culture is that Chinese culture is based on ritual and western culture is based on law. This is the wrong answer to the wrong question. There was a difference between China in 1840 and the US/Europe in 1840 but was…

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Piers Morgan Redux ? – RIP – ‘load of old flannel’

When the storm broke about Piers Morgan I joked to friends that he would defend his coverage of Meghan by saying there was nothing racial about it as he was equally outrageous to ALL the members of the Royal Family. We all laughed. But here in Mail on Sunday (Note 1), Piers did just that!!! He states: ‘Meghan‘s had no worse media treatment than other Royal brides such as ….Wallis Simpson’. He avoids mentioning the press coverage of the…

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