Category Archives: Humans as social animals

The Necessary Division between Church and State.

In “democracies” politicians have an overwhelming conflict of interest. In order to gain and regain their position it is necessary for politicians to placate, appease or bribe their population. There is an inkling of this discontent in recognition of various, … Continue reading

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Inappropriate demands for medical intervention.

  A powerful thread in the social attitude of the Western world is that “science” is consistently beneficial. An extension of this is the belief in the power of medical intervention. Where national health services exist a population trend is … Continue reading

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Social Structural Breakdown

One of the early demarcaters of breakdown of social structure, the canary in the mine of society, has been the failure of the adults to transmit their inheritance of cultural values to their children, and by extension to open the … Continue reading

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Greek Penury

Throughout recorded history populations have been in fear of their “governments”. Well they might have been. It has been calculated that, in the 20th century, 50 million people were killed by their own governments. That figure is in addition to … Continue reading

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The Silent Traversty

Posted on June 5, 2015 by jp   Posted on June 5, 2015 by jp It is widely and popularly held that the division between systems of justice and systems of governance must remain distinct. This allows each a provenance … Continue reading

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Assault on Personality.

Whilst travelling in Europe, in a vehicle with new tyres, one tyre failed. It proved impossible to have one tyre replaced, and I was told forcibly by the salesman that “It is necessary, in terms of the EU regulations, to … Continue reading

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LibDem and UKIP Policies

During the week both the LibDems and UKIP brought out their election manifestoes. Hidden within the usual rhetoric and subtly revealed was a major distinction. The Lib Dems gave emphasis to “encouragement to the individual to fulfill potential”. UKIP, on … Continue reading

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Responsibility and Blame.

Many aspects of socialism take the form of “the government” assuming responsibility. Examples are the provision for benefits for the aged and health services. Once responsibility is assumed, then any failure to provide that service begets blame. However, when government … Continue reading

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Group Capability

A great many attempts have been made to analyse the performance capabilities of humans.  It is relatively simply to demonstrated that some capabilitiesto have a genetic cause. One example is the long-distance running capacities exhibited in some individuals within some … Continue reading

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What were the Scots not told about devolution?

David Cameron, the British prime minister, had a great incentive to prevent Scottish devolution. When he felt that the vote for Scottish independence might succeed, he hurried to Scotland, in a seemingly un-orchestrated and late flurry. He then proceeded to … Continue reading

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