The last few years have been a rollercoaster ride for me. There seemed to be no light at the end of the tunnel sometimes and it felt an impossible situation to deal with on a number of occasions both on a personal and professional level. I am here now, with scars that are not visible, but there as a reminder that life is ultimately very good, no matter what has happened in the past. Growing up in India was the best thing that could have happened to my soul on its journey to the source. The source has many names like God, Krishna, Jesus, Buddha, Allah, Sun, Ra, etc. you take your pick depending on what your beliefs are and how you see the world.
Today, this soul knows one thing for sure; “The more you know the less you know”.This is not coming from an intellectual mind but the very core of our being. We are all connected no matter what we believe. Our actions, words and thoughts have repercussions throughout history and through our genes that our passed down to our children and into the future generations. Some call it Karma or past life sins catching up with you. It does not matter as a wise saying goes; “Every sinner can be a Saint and every Saint was a sinner!”
Change is inevitable, so we have to learn to embrace and accept it and stop fighting and resisting the change that is due, so we can grow and transcend to a higher plane of consciousness.
Be aware of your “ego” as its role is to mainly assist you navigate in this 3 Dimensional world.
Focus on the journey not the destination and enjoy the ride.
It was astonishing to see Scotland treated badly at Westminster with regards to only 15 minutes been allocated to debate Scottish objections to the Tories EU withdrawal bill.
24 powers will be coming back to the UK after Brexit but all will be going to Westminster instead of Scotland, in areas already devolved to Holyrood. The SNP’s leader was barred from the chamber for a day for protesting the lack of time to debate the merits and objections to the bill, while his fellow SNP colleagues followed him out. It was blatantly clear to all who watched the session how degrading it was to watch the Speaker John Bercow and the Tories jeering the SNP MP’s who decided to walk out of the House of Commons in protest for the lack of respect shown to a country that was supposedly an equal part of the Union!
Better Together! Is this how an equal partnership works where we are always shafted by Westminster when it comes to devolution? To all Unionist out there, you have to remember one fact, which is, the United Kingdom is made up of four countries i.e. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It was very clear for all to see what the elite and Westminster really thinks of equality in terms of the UK. It was appalling to watch Tory MP Ian Liddell-Grainger shout “suicide” when SNP Leader Ian Blackford asked what options are available to us in this house?
To make matter worse the Unionist/Monarchist/ Benefit Scrounger of all Scottish secretaries, David Mundell said, “Scotland is not a partner of the United Kingdom, Scotland is part of the United Kingdom”.
What a load of bull s***!
In one statement he exposed himself and the Unionist argument’s biggest lie that was at the heart of the “Better Together” campaign during the 2104 Scottish Independence Referendum; that Scotland was an equal and valued partner in the biggest political union on this planet!
David Mundell does not care about Scotland, and will do everything to delay or worsen the situation of his constituents and fellow Scots. Its time for some direct action to make people like him accountable to all of his constituents, not just those who blindly voted for him.
Finally, we do have to remember that he is only there for the money and power and like the Monarchy he supports he is MP/Scottish Secretary at Westminster while his son Oliver Mundell is MSP at Holyrood. Its a family affair after all, where you only look after your own.
Trump is truly on a rollercoaster ride since being sworn in as America’s President last year. He has single-handedly upset more people and countries than all previous US Presidents combined. History or facts are not this man’s forte and the latest faux pas on allegedly calling the African continent and Haiti as “Shithole” countries takes the cake.
Trump and his supporters should know that these very countries are responsible for making the West(Europe & America) rich and arrogant.
They have systematically over the last few centuries looted and pillaged these countries to make it what they are today; poor, impoverished, sick, corrupt and ruled by Dictators (Installed by the CIA, MI5, etc) to keep the resources flowing out of these countries. Trump will do to America what no other country could i.e. bring the US to its knees. That time is not far when one countries policies and military expansion to rule the world through its military might and its currency (Dollar) is coming to an end.
All Dictators follow the same pattern. It seems we never learn to see the signs and even if we do, we stand back and watch, until of course they come after you!!!!!!
We can only wait now and see what happens next in the US of A.
Do we have something positive to look forward to this year? Of course, without a doubt even though the last few years from a global perspective has been anything but positive apart from a few instances of brilliance from the human race. We are truly living in a global village where once incident or remark in one part of the world can quickly lead us down the road of devastation and Armageddon!
Trump will be trumped this year by his own massive ego and his inability to understand that running the country as a President is not the same as running your own business empire. Forces of division and hatred have been given a voice and legitimacy by this President, and our very own Theresa May and her merry band of Brexiteers, have been doing the same on this side of the Atlantic.
Will the people of Scotland finally see the fallacy of clinging to Queen and country? and be bold enough to take the initiative and no longer feel we are wee and forever dependent on Westminister for dole money?
Scotland should be Independent, as its a more progressive and socially aware society. Hanging on to a bygone era of colonialism and monarchy is not only undemocratic but also promotes all that this institution stands for i.e. inequality and injustice for its people(peasants).
Hope we can put aside our political differences and truly strive to make this country what it was meant to be; A fair and just society for all its people and not the privileged few.
Its appalling after over 6 years Lord Duncan Smith who initiated the changes to the benefit system has gone scot free after managing and presiding over the worst change in UK benefits history and a huge loss to the public exchequer.
Millions have so far been written off due to massive IT problems with trying to incorporate 6 benefits into 1 i.e. Universal Credit. This was promoted by Ian as a huge change to the current system where work would pay but instead it has created a big number of people and families poor and worse off due to this system.
Our own elected MP Mundell is sitting tight on a huge pay salary and massive budget over the Scotland Office, a gatekeeper post for keeping the Scots in line with the orders of his Imperial masters in London.
It beggars belief how much this country has been subjugated and conditioned by her majesty and her minions to make us believe that these people need to work hard and stop relying on benefits or state hand-outs, while the Queen and her extended family can milk the system to the very last drop of blood from poor and working class individuals and families. The good old days of the Empire are truly back.
It seems since my last post in June 2017, the world has literally gone mad! We are closer once again to nuclear annihilation since the end of the cold war, right wing organisations and their associates are on the rise and closer to home we are speeding towards the cliff (Brexit) in order to secure the middle class and above from any financial ruin.
What can we do to stop this madness by our elected representatives? Apparently nothing. Why? Because we voted for them in the first place to show a finger at the establishment or elite as a protest vote! It beggars belief that people don’t realise that Donald Trump is the establishment and closer to home David Mundell and his cronies…
More individuals and families in the area I live are under immense financial pressures due to the “Austerity” policies introduced by the Conservatives since 2010. But the very comfortable people in my area don’t give a damn it seems, as long as their pensions and investments are secured. To hell with the rest of us they may say at their private lavish parties. We have worked hard for this all our lives and we deserve all we can get at the expenses of others.
The irony is that many go to church every Sunday and pray. I wonder what their almighty God/Jesus may be thinking while he is staring down at his followers crucified on the cross! Probably that he is not coming again to save us especially after what we did to him the last time, I personally don’t blame him at all. All religions preach love and sharing but the majority of their followers interpret the holy books to suit their very selfish motives and agendas.
Of course we can do something and it starts by taking whatever little step we can take as individuals without looking at governments or religious institutions to guide us. The power lies in our hands for change and we have to start changing ourselves first before we expect others to do so and live by our own examples.
Difficult, yes – impossible, no.
Its time for love, peace and understanding and make our differences work for us not against us.
Congratulations to our re-elected MP David Mundell for wining this election. I want him to clarify what his personal position is on his party’s (Conservative and Unionists) stance on forming a formal/informal coalition with the DUP which has links to terrorism in Northern Ireland. This alliance, if goes ahead is very likely to break the Good Friday Agreement that was signed by all parties that had a say in the governing of Northern Ireland going forward and the ceasing of violence from both sides. Theresa May lost her mandate for a tough Brexit negotiations stance by the British public and should have resigned like Alex Salmond First Minister of Scotland; who did after losing the vote in 2014. But, as we now know we are dealing with power hungry Politicians like Mr. Mundell and his counterpart Ruth Davidson who are using the Unionist media to declare that the SNP have lost and the people no longer want a 2nd divisive Independence referendum!
Just to make this very clear, the SNP gained 35 seats and are still by far the largest party in Scotland even after taking into account all the Labour/Lib-Dem and Tory votes! These guys are so full of themselves that they seem to forget basic math’s and are all over the place claiming victory in Scotland and that Independence is dead!
If Mr. Mundell is so sure of acting upon the peoples mandate then he should advise his leader to step down gracefully rather than be dragged in the coming weeks or months from Westminister.
Finally, I would like to thank the voters of Mr. Mundell’s constituency for voting to keep the SNP out and unwittingly letting in a Terrorist organization, to support a minority Tory government. The DUP are the equivalent of ISIS i.e. they want to bring in laws from the old testament and are scathing about their feelings towards gays, immigrants and women’s rights. If we are not careful, we could end up with “Southern Scotland” a place very similar to “Northern Ireland” that was created by the British Establishment through their divide and rule policy in Ireland. Scotland will become Independent and it would be interesting to wait and see how this will unfold in the coming years. You! The voter will decide the future of your country.
The above was published in the Peeblesshire News on 23rd June 2017.
Today is election day and I hope the very best to the people of this island that they may have the vision and foresight to make a choice for others. We are at crossroads and the path we choose will determine what country we all want to live in, in the coming generations. Will we elect Politicians/Parties that have the interest of all at the heart through their policies and decisions or we will be selfish and vote for the parties that only have our interests at heart.
Personally I will be voting for the party that looks after the weak, vulnerable and disabled in our society and oppose wars to promote “Democracy” and safeguard their own economic interest before others. There is a clear choice for voters in this election, if you decide to vote with your conscience and compassion.
Hope we all wake up to a new beginning tomorrow that will take us all on a positive path for decades to come.
Hopefully by now, the dust is settled and people of this island have got used to the idea of a general election that has been forced upon them by a cunning prime minister. What have the Tories achieved since 2010! Quite a lot it seems and people in England are completely in awe of Tories and cannot get enough of all the good things they are doing for this country or countries!
A friend of mine emailed me this link, which is self explanatory about all the manifesto promises that have been kept by the Tories.
Scotland is bracing it self for an exciting opportunity in June. Thanks to Theresa May announcing a mid-term election “Out of the Blue” or so it seems anyway for those not keeping abreast with the Tory election spending scandal/scam. For those who are not aware the Election Commission was investing the Tories for electoral fraud in the last general election which gave us a majority Tory government.
29 Tories are facing prosecution and if convicted the Tories would be a minority government!!!!!!!!!
The Tory establishment took a decision to hold a snap general election as an excuse to divert the publics attention to Brexit and its impending crash.
Now! This is an opportunity for all of England to vote out the Conservatives and for us here in Scotland a golden opportunity to once and for all remove the forces of greed, corruption and market Capitalism from our country.