Why John Stuart Mill is still important

By John Ruberry I have been thinking about John Stuart Mill lately, a true liberal by the way, meaning he was open-minded, ever since Little Marathon Pundit returned from London a month ago. It was there she came across, at Victoria Embankment Gardens, a bronze statue of Mill. Then a week and a half ago, … Continue reading Why John Stuart Mill is still important

Interviews with Immigrants: Margaret Mary, England

The latest in my series of Interviews with Immigrants is with Margaret Mary from England. She is the first person from Europe in my set of interviews. The full playlist: Philippe from Haiti Hanna from Iraq Alvin from El Salvador Maria from the Dominican Republic (translated by Christian from Puerto Rico) Lucine from the Cape … Continue reading Interviews with Immigrants: Margaret Mary, England

Hitler and Cromwell are Pointing at England and Ireland and Laughing from the Grave….

...because between the "secret" imprisonment of Tommy Robinson for daring to report trials that the British find embarrassing, the state forcibly keeping a British family from seeking treatment of their son, a British subject and the overwhelming vote that will condemn Irish children to death in numbers that over time will make the forced famine … Continue reading Hitler and Cromwell are Pointing at England and Ireland and Laughing from the Grave….

(Review) XTC: This Is Pop

By John Ruberry Synesthesia: "A sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color," so says Dictionary.com. If there is a void in your musical life and you are a fan of the Kinks and the … Continue reading (Review) XTC: This Is Pop

My Simple Opinion on the British Elections

The Early Election in England backfired on Theresa May in a big way. There has been a lot of speculation as to why this is the case, but I think it comes down to one simple thing. People don't like their kids blown up or their fellows stabbed when out on the town. Furthermore they … Continue reading My Simple Opinion on the British Elections

Apparently There are at least some in England who remember June 1940

I was ready do go to bed lamenting that nobody in England seems to remember these words from June of 1940. we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we … Continue reading Apparently There are at least some in England who remember June 1940

England Safe from Geller and Spencer Not from Islamic Terror

British Police have named Saman Abedi as the Terrorist suicide bomber caused  the mass murder of Children in England after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester and it's reported that another person has been detained in connection to the attack. As I watch the usual suspects are sounding the same, the phrases "Lone Wolf",  Islamophobia … Continue reading England Safe from Geller and Spencer Not from Islamic Terror

Review: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

By John Ruberry It's time to take a break from politics. Many times while surfing on Netflix I came across a recommendation to watch the seven-part 2015 BBC One miniseries, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, which is described as such: "In 1806 ambitious magician Norrell leads a revival of practical magic in England and ignites a … Continue reading Review: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Brexit and The Wisdom of the Aged

Yesterday I found myself at the wedding of one of my wife's co-workers that took place in a backyard. As I sat there I noticed two doors down a Union Jack flying in the wind. As the neighborhood was curiously devoid of fences I walked over and asked permission to take a photo of the … Continue reading Brexit and The Wisdom of the Aged

The #Brexit quote of the Day

via Tim Blair: UPDATE III. Reader Steve emails: I phoned my Uncle Johnny (WWII Parachute Regiment) last night to wish him a happy 90th birthday. He was putting on his overcoat and heading into the rain to his polling station in West Yorkshire. I asked which way he was planning to vote. “When I was … Continue reading The #Brexit quote of the Day

I’m old enough to remember when Britain was a Free Country

Thug:  You're Mr. Sherlock Holmes ain't ya Sherlock Holmes:  Yes. Thug:  I wouldn't come down here if I was you.  This is Limehouse and we don't fancy you're sort of bloke in these parts. Dr. Watson:  the fellow's absolutely right shouldn't we... Sherlock Holmes:  Quiet Watson,This is still a free country a man may walk … Continue reading I’m old enough to remember when Britain was a Free Country

Reality Ignored by Obama & Cameron embraced by People in Sweden

We are still getting this line from the White House: “In the Syrian seeking refuge today, we should see the Jewish refugee of World War II,” Mr. Obama said. Some Jewish refugee children were turned away from the United States during the period and were later killed by the Nazis. Mr. Obama is struggling to … Continue reading Reality Ignored by Obama & Cameron embraced by People in Sweden

The #Unexpectedly Chronicles Pam Geller and Burning Poppies

In Flanders fields the poppies blow       Between the crosses, row on row,    That mark our place; and in the sky    The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. Lt. Col John McCrae In Flanders Fields Stanza 1 1915 The latest in our series of posts that will not surprise any person … Continue reading The #Unexpectedly Chronicles Pam Geller and Burning Poppies

An Independent Scotland: The Great Socialist Experiment

Gandhi: Mr. Kinnoch, I beg you to accept that there is no people on Earth who would not prefer their own bad government to the good government of an alien power. Gandhi 1982 12th Doctor: It's good I'm Scottish. I'm Scottish. I am Scottish. I can complain about things, I can really complain about things. … Continue reading An Independent Scotland: The Great Socialist Experiment

The 28 Most Damning words in the Rotherham Abuse Scandal Report

The Report on the exploitation of over 1400 girls in Rotherham over 17 years is a damning indictment on the authorities but in all its pages there are no words more damning than these: By 2005, it is hard to believe that any senior officers or members from the Leader and the Chief Executive downwards, … Continue reading The 28 Most Damning words in the Rotherham Abuse Scandal Report