QUIRKINESS captures peoples' attention + imagination, and can be used to seed new thoughts + logic pathways. It circumvents the precautions trained into us by parents, teachers and experience and forces us to make decisions based on limited experience and information. see RED BUS
NOVELTY also generates excitement and anticipation, unlike boring old, safe and secure normality... peace... stability... harmony... compromise... pragmatism... and cooperation.
TYRANTS know that people crave novelty, excitement, controversy and out of the ordinary experiences... and have limited awareness or imagination about the dangers and downsides that any sudden change in circumstances can bring about.
NARRATIVES which please or validate individuals will stick whatever else that person subsequently learns or experiences. For example, RUSSIA will remain the font of all evil regardless of the level of corruption and criminality perpetrated on our own shores by our own leaders.
BREXIT has become a sacred cow for large sections of our political class, which cannot be queried or reassessed, because it has become a part of their identity.

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21 Nov
I grew up in a semi-sensible, semi-caring country. Safe and stable enough to study an esoteric, but fascinating subject for a PhD. I no longer recognise the UK being imposed on us by our political parties, media and opinion formers. We are on a race to the bottom, as a society.
This hasn't just happened. As far as I'm concerned our SOCIAL COHESION has been deliberately splintered, POVERTY has been deliberately increased, WEALTH + POWER have been deliberately hoarded, our MEDIA have been deliberately dumbed down + our UNIVERSITIES deliberately corrupted.
The points of control in our society have been unambiguously seized. This appears to have been done based on a detailed understanding, modelling and gaming of systems... a discipline known as CYBERNETICS.
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20 Nov
Brills Companion to the Classics, FASCIST ITALY and NAZI GERMANY explores how political propaganda constantly manipulated + reinvented the legacy of ANCIENT GREECE + ROME in order to create consensus and historical legitimation for the FASCIST + NATIONAL SOCIALIST dictatorships.
reference : Brills Companion to the Classics, Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany: 12 (Brill's Companions to Classical Reception) amazon.co.uk/dp/9004246045/…
SPARTA'S GERMAN CHILDREN: The Ideal of ANCIENT SPARTA in the ROYAL PRUSSIAN CADET-CORPS, 1818-1920, and in NATIONAL-SOCIALIST Elite Schools (The NAPOLAS), 1933-1945 by Helen Roche amazon.co.uk/dp/1905125550/…
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18 Nov
One reading of this video is that we will soon need lots of TANKS and that TANK BATTLES are almost certainly not over on the EUROPEAN landmass...

Boris JOHNSON'S attitude suggests, to me, that some sort of UK-RUSSIA PACT exists, as a quid pro quo for BREXIT assistance.
Boris JOHNSON'S complacency reminds me of reading Vol 1 of WINSTON CHURCHILL'S WWII DIARIES... "THE GATHERING STORM".
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17 Nov
One of the things which defines BREXIT is the way that PSYCHOLOGICAL INSIGHTS have been weaponised by the BRITISH RULING CLASS in order to achieve THEIR objectives... This system of manipulation, division and discord has deep roots... and exploits all modern distribution channels
see NUDGE
see CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA / SCL
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16 Nov
In my view, because SARS-COV-2 is AIRBORNE, no SCHOOL can be safely opened until we have eliminated the virus to trace levels in the UK. Once every new case can be TRACKED and TRACED we might be able to resume normal life.
The trade offs get harder when dealing with the children of key workers and vulnerable children, and should be counteracted with additional BIOSECURITY measures and SOCIAL SUPPORT.
I would still give EVERY CHILD in the UK a new, high-specification and standardised COMPUTER and high-speed INTERNET connection, which can be used to roll out NATIONAL EDUCATION programmes.
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14 Nov
Jacob REES MOGG : The Register of Members' Financial Interests As at 3rd May 2016:
* SOMERSET CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLP
* The CHESTNUT FUND
* The WALBROOK CLUB
* STON EASTON PARK HOTEL
* CHELSEA CLINICAL SOCIETY
* MAIL ON SUNDAY
* HAT TRICK PRODUCTIONS (see HIGNFY)
* BBC
* THE TABLET Publishing Company
* SALISTON LTD holding company
* SOMERSET CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
* SOMERSET CAPITAL MANAGEMENT (CAYMAN) LTD
* SOMERSET CAPITAL MANAGEMENT (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
* AMERICAN TRADING COMPANY (HOLDINGS) LTD
* AMERICAN TRADING COMPANY LTD PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
* MITSUBISHI UFJ TRUST OXFORD FOUNDATION (trustee)
* OXFORD UNION LITERARY AND DEBATING TRUST (OXFORD UNION SOCIETY)
* The CONSERVATIVE AGENTS' SUPERANNUATION FUND

reference : publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmregmem…
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