Thursday, 10 December 2015

Heads on Spikes

The December issue of The Limpet features an article on violence and politics which was written in September/October '15.  Things have moved on rapidly since then, with a wave of Fascist Islamic guerilla warfare erupting across the Western World.  Africa and the 'Middle East' have also suffered mass murder at the hands of these new killers, the jihadis who kill innocent children, women, men, Muslim, Christian and Atheist alike.
  I believe there comes a time when you have to fight back, to defend the lives of your people, your civilization such as it is, your culture, your rule of law.  We had to fight in '39, to stop an insane ultra-right-wing death-cult from murdering us all, and in many ways we are in a similar situation today.  Cameron's response is bullshit and he knows it.  His 'contribution' so far is infinitesimal - there are already too many aircraft in the region with nothing to do.  5,000 sorties resulting in a handful of 'airstrikes'...  The reality is that to conquer a territory you have to actually go there.  

Recipe for Peace:   1)  'Great Powers' stop interfering with and exploiting less powerful countries.  2)  Superpowers to promote justice, equality and free-thought in all their dealings.  3)  A genuine coalition of international forces to wage war on the Fascist Islamic State, take as many prisoners as possible and cure them.  

We must defend ourselves with arms but we must also sow the seeds of peace for the future.  Fascism and political violence are diseases that originate in the Mind.  It all starts with an idea, a concept.  An extremely insubstantial, non-physical, abstract entity of mere conceptuality.  Mistaken ideas lead to mistaken actions.  The war is one of ideology.  To stop the spread of dangerous and murderous ideas, you need to create a world-climate of reason, tolerance, free-thought and logic.  

Arms-Dealers grovel to tory capitalist government for ‘support’ of death-trade:

And the fruit of this highly lucrative trade, what of its fruit?

How To Destroy Islamic ‘State’ by man who knows them:
Free Waleed:
Saudis kills Yemeni Children with British Bombs:
Watch the bad ones:
Oppose and expose police brutality wherever it occurs:
In USA only 1 in 1,000 killer-cops is prosecuted:
Finland on brink of initiating Citizen’s Income!  
Britain to follow in 100 years!
Tory War On Nature:
Conservative Class War on the little guy: Don’t let them make more misery in East Sussex
Money Versus Land
Hampstead Heath needs your help:
Horned Lizards:

Friday, 27 November 2015

The Secret Life of Arabia

Let’s look at some facts:   Saudi Arabia is an Islamic State.  Religion is compulsory, on pain of death.  ‘Religious Police’ enforce Sharia law.   Those accused of crimes have no recourse to due process of law.  The accused have no right to a lawyer or any other rights and are frequently whipped or beheaded (by sword or guillotine) without being charged at all.  Without due process of law, it can never be established whether the accused were guilty or innocent, therefore any trial in Saudi is improper and irrelevant to the cause of justice.  Although Saudi is alleging that many of the fifty or so  people scheduled for  mass-beheading are ‘terrorists’, this term is used very loosely.  Without a proper trial, it cannot even be established whether the accused are, in reality, guilty of committing an offense.  Saudi Arabia makes it very easy for Islamist terror-groups to raise funds within their country.   Saudi Arabia is currently bombing the Yemmen, using British war-planes.  The Saudi ‘royalty’ have for a long time been very good friends with the British ‘royalty’  who always invite them to Buck House for a slap-up feed whenever they are in town.  David Camoron and his reactionary tory monster raving loonies are very keen to pursue and cultivate the ‘special relationship’ with Saudi, as the Saudis are keen to spend millions of pounds on British weaponry with which to oppress their own people.  In a particularly sordid secret deal, the British ‘authorities’recently voted a Saudi onto the UN Human Rights panel – surely one of the most cynical acts of betrayal in modern history.   So, if you agree with David Camoron, and think that our country should be close friends with those Arabs who behead teenage poets in the street and nail their lifeless cadavers to crosses, just keep on voting for the Conservative Party of Britain.  And as the blades fall on the necks of trembling, innocent young people and the blood splashes into the dust, take comfort in the fact that it’s all done with the approval of David Camoron, Elizabeth Windsor, the British Ministry of  Defence and large swathes of the ‘establishment’. 
Let us remember also that much of European culture is based on Arabic learning.  Mathematics, Astronomy, Music, Philosophy…  Our numerals come from Arabia, as do many of our words, such as ‘good’ and ‘man’.  I want to make it clear that I am not against Arabia, just the Saudi regime and its tragic bloodlust.

Conservative Class-War offensive against the poor:  a cynical and anti-Democratic drive to DIS-enfranchise the least powerful members of society:  I bet they got the idea off the Yanks, who are, in States like Alabama, systematically disenfranchising the blacks.

Philip Davies: Enemy of the People:
Look at the Tories laughing…

Penzance woman initiates petition against 
electrical-pulse fishing - please sign:

And finally, let's take a look at the 'land of the free and home of the brave', yup, I'm talking about Amerikay:

Monday, 9 November 2015

Democratic Engagement Derek Thomas Limpet Negotiations

Email from:  Derek Thomas, MP for St.Ives.   9.11.2015
Dear Jeremy
Thank you for your emails. I have read your online contribution to political debate and judged that anything I write will only be used in a negative and provocative manner.
I have been intending to visit you in person as I am more than willing to discuss the issues you are concerned about.
However, I am not prepared to do an interview for the Limpet.
How do you suggest we progress from here?
Kind regards
Derek Thomas
Member of Parliament for St Ives
Open letter to Derek Thomas, MP  9.11.15  
Dear Derek,
Thank you for replying to me.  It’s a shame you only do so after I publicly accuse you of dereliction of duty, but still, it’s a start.
 What you have seen on my website is not political debate, it is propaganda.  Debate is when two or more minds meet in free discussion.  I engage in  propaganda because I believe the Conservative Party represents forces that are counterproductive to human happiness, justice and progress.  When I first met you five years ago I told you I was a Human Rights activist and that hasn’t changed.  I also told you then that I did not like your party, and that has not changed either.   At that meeting you agreed to an interview with me and you agreed again, in public, earlier this year, so changing your mind about the interview, it’s not very honest, is it?  When I do an interview, I print verbatim every word said by both parties.  That’s the way I did it with UKIP - I don’t like their policies one bit, but I’m not going to misrepresent them.  When I interview, both parties are at liberty to record the conversation, therefore both parties can prove what was said.  All very simple.  Therefore, if I did interview you, it would be on those same, mutually fair terms.  
 I am glad that you are willing to meet me and discuss the various issues I have written to you about since you took office six months ago.  This might be quite time-consuming, as the issues keep accumulating over the months.  Fox-hunting, the Human Rights Act, extra-judicial killings of British citizens, etc.  these are all matters of life and death that require deep investigation and cannot simply be glossed over with a few vague or superficial phrases.  
 Since the topics I would wish to discuss with you are legal topics, I would want to record the entire conversation, as obviously I would need hard evidence of your position in law.  An unrecorded verbal exchange has no legal value to me.  
 As a long-time Free Speech activist, who happens to be a citizen-journalist, I always publish my exchanges with officialdom, whether it be politicians, police, civil-servants, the UN, whomsoever it may be.  Therefore, if we have a meeting and a verbal discussion on domestic and international law, I will record and publish our discussion.  My outlet for such activities is ‘The Limpet’, so that is where it will be published.  
 It seems to me that you are backing away from communicating with me because you know that I am anti-Tory, articulate and politically engaged.  As a politician, you should be able to better me in debate - if your arguments have any substance.  But it seems to me that whereas the left wing originated as a popular movement to secure a better life for the mass of people, the only purpose and ideology of the right wing is to concentrate power and wealth in a very few hands, at the expense of wholesale misery and exploitation for everyone else.  
Power to the people.
Best wishes, Jeremy Schanche

Friday, 6 November 2015

Call This Democracy?

“Do you really call this democracy” shouted the man, as three large thugs assaulted him and man-handled him out of the ‘public-meeting’ of Penzance Town Council.  His crime?  He exercised his free speech – he dared to ask a question. 
There is no place for these hired thugs in our democracy, there is no need for them.  However, as long as the ‘democracy’ is in the hands of a few ‘authorities’,  and until there is large-scale participation by the public, then these outrages can be expected to continue.  
In the tales collected by the Cornish collector and scribe William Bottrell, there are many fascinating insights into life in medieval Cornwall, when the Mayor of Penzance presided over criminal ‘trials’ and had the power to summarily hang people in the streets.  Some say that change is slow to come to the Shyre; perhaps this is why the current Mare of Penzance, David Nebesnuick, thinks it’s fine to hire a goon squad to stomp any opposition to his agenda.  Could this possibly be in any way connected to the revolting plan to sell-out the running of Penzance’s mid-summer ‘Golowan Festival’ to a private capitalist business entity?  This is the front-line of right-wing policy interfacing with the people.  Most of us do not want privatization, as we understand the principles and advantages of public ownership and control of public assets.  Mr Nebesnuick only feels it necessary to hide behind a goon-army of mercenary hired-thugs because he is a reactionary puppet of  International Capitalism, and as we all know, the First Law of Capitalism states quite clearly that MIGHT  IS  RIGHT. 
Despite a petition with 493 signatures calling for the Mare of Penzance to gallop away, he is digging in his hooves and refusing to budge.
If you watch the video of the incident, the sad thing that you notice is the acquiescent and passive complacency of the public.  Nobody stands up to remonstrate with the bullies.  No-one objects, they don’t even seem to be looking.   Oh well, like the old saying says, ‘a nation of sheep  begets a government of wolves’…  time to grow a pair, perhaps?
MEANWHILE BACK IN ‘BURYAN….. we’ve got an ‘MP’ who goes around insulting the ill – this time he’s blaming people with diabetes, apparently he thinks it’s their own fault…  see link below…   Not only that, but whilst he fattens his jowls on 74,000 of our pounds per annum, he’s not prepared to answer his constituent’s letters.  So keep sending him those letters folks, an MP should be a man of letters.  Promote literacy in St.Buryan.
UP AT TRURO we find the Great Anarchist, Mr John Pollard, who whilst refusing to affirm the legality of his actions in the Treloyan fiasco (case), simultaneously holds the title of Portfolio Holder For Reputation And Performance (sick).
So you see, even down here in West Cornwall we have our fair share of VIP’s.  This month The Limpet has brought you just three of our local celebrities, just three of the reasons why my heart swells with pride when I think of our Great Democracy down here in the Shyre of West Cornwall.  Right on, my birds!

David Nebesnuick, Mayor of Penzance:


Derek Thomas, MP for West Cornwall: (Even 'The Cornishman' newspaper calls him "astonishingly ignorant"!)

John Pollard, Boss of Cornwall Council:

Botterrell’s Tales: West Cornwall in Days of Yore:


Gwerinieth Kernewek Drehevel.....

Monday, 26 October 2015

Derek Thomas Suffer Little Children

Hi Folks – I live in West Cornwall, Britain.  We are supposed to enjoy Freedom and Democracy in this country, but my ‘democratic’ representative, Derek Thomas MP, has made it clear that he will NOT respond to any communiques from me, so I have slipped through the net of the official democracy and float free in the open waters of political reality.  People denied democracy frequently find other means to air their grievances – I choose peaceful channels  and encourage peaceful activism for a more genuine Democracy than today's discredited and failing model.  
Here in Britain, after countless centuries of ‘evolution’, the capitalist system still fails to provide full employment and many of life’s necessities to large sections of the populace.  Many ordinary people rely on ‘tax credits’ to help them survive on today's unstable and insufficient wages.  The Conservative Party of Britain is about to destroy the tax-credit system, making many families poorer by £1,200 per year.  This is not acceptable, as it will create very real poverty for the poorest.  This is Conservative policy – make the poor poorer – make the rich richer – a sort of reverse-Robin Hood approach.  The polar opposite of Socialism which seeks to make the poor richer and the rich poorer.   
    Our local rep in Westminster, Derek Thomas, who voted for these anti-social and callous tax-credit cuts, is well known for his fundamentalist Christian views, so I thought perhaps he should study his bible and try to determine the views of Rabbi Jesus on the topic of poverty.  A problem arises however, as it immediately becomes obvious that the Rabbi was a good old socialist and wanted to create a world of shared wealth and opportunity for all, not a conservative one of elitism, privilege and plutocracy.  

Have a look at the quotes below.  Does this sound like Conservatism to you.............?

For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’          Deuteronomy 15.11

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.                                                     Proverbs 19.17

And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to     share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”                                                                               
   Luke 3.11

But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind...                                                       Luke 14.13

No, it doesn’t sound like the Tory Party to me……..
Derek is too important to answer my letters, but perhaps you will be lucky and get an answer out of him.  If you don’t approve of Derek’s latest attack on the children of Britain, why not drop him a line and tell him what you think?  
International News:

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Tories Bow To Mao

Idiotic Osborne has invited the Chinese Communists to build and own a nuclear power station in England (L.A.M.F.)
Why is this?  If the conservative economic policy of 'free-market' capitalism is genuinely reinvigorating Britain, then why are the Bullingdon boys grovelling to the Chinese Communists for some cash?  Why are they jeopardizing our National Security, our health, our wealth and autonomy?  
A decent government would place an embargo on all trade with China until they get out of Tibet and introduce basic Human Rights to their citizens.   
  Giving the Chinese authorities a free hand to control nuclear power in Britain is surrendering our own sovereignty and courting disaster.  This is a treacherous betrayal of our safety and integrity.  

and they deal in the sperm of pigs.....

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Derek Thomas Pig-Gate Denial

Latest developments in the 'Did David Camoron Have Oral-Sex With Severed Pig's Head'-story. After the nation was 'amused' to hear of the extraordinary allegations of prime ministerial pig-sex, I contacted my local tory-reactionary member of parliament, Derek Thomas, to test his position on the matter:  (I've just had a thought - what if it was a boar?  That would make it gay-dead-mutilated-pig-oral-sex!  Surely no worse than straight-dead-mutilated-pig-oral-sex, don't get me wrong!)  but it does add a spicy twist to an otherwise mundane and unexciting story... 
 (Click on the image, right-click and open in new tab....)
Here's that curious email in full:
Dear Jeremy
I have no interest in what Mr Cameron did or did not do as a young person.
I am only concerned about matters that affect people's lives today and how I can help to improve matters for people both here in the Southwest and further afield.
Kind regards
Derek Thomas
Member of Parliament for St Ives

Public message to Derek Thomas MP                  23.9.15
Re:  mp's responsibility to represent the People
Dear Derek,                                                                    
As you know, you have not yet responded to several letters and emails from me concerning such topics as Human Rights, Fox-hunting, the legal basis for Cameron's killing of a British Citizen, legality of military intervention in foreign states, etc.. 
If I do not receive answers to these queries soon, I will be forced to conclude that you are willfully neglecting the duties for which we pay you.  This would leave me in a disenfranchised state and would constitute a failure of democracy.  Not a good reflection on party or member.  And talking of members...

Re:  David Cameron's Conduct

Whilst failing to respond over human rights or foxes rights, you are quick to respond when the prime minister gets accused of dead-pig-sex. Curiouser.  Your response is fascinating.  You say you have 'no interest' - really?  Personally I'd be quite interested to know if my boss had had sex with a dead pig, perhaps I'm just over-inquisitive.  

So your position basically is:  'I don't care if Britain's Leader once had sex with a dead-pig's head', and you see yourself as a moral guide to young people?

Best wishes,  Jeremy Schanche

You are what you eat.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

John Pollard's Corrupt Cornwall Council

Boss of Konsel Kernow questioned over legality of Treloyhan Wildlife Corridor planning permission - Latest -   The application to build luxury-housing on a designated wildlife corridor was based on false information - the planning   officer Roger Harding, who approved the application, would not affirm its legality and neither would the council's lawyer!  With the High Court Hearing getting close, the corrupt officials are hunkering down in their bunkers, waiting and hoping for the lens of public scrutiny to go away...  Due to the disappointing reaction of councilor Harding and council-lawyer Ben Curnow, The Limpet decided to take it to the top and ask the big boss to give the public a guarantee that proper procedure had been followed.  

No such assurance has been received.

On Friday, 4 September 2015, 10:46 Jeremy Schanche wrote:
Open message to Mr John Pollard, Boss of Konsel Kernow
C.C.:  The Cornishman Newspaper

Dear Mr Pollard,
Re:   Responsibility to the People of Kernow
I  wrote to you in early June concerning the questionable legality of the Treloyhan Wildlife Corridor planning application.  I had no response whatsoever from you.
To repeat my query:  I wanted to know whether you, as boss of Cornwall Council, would affirm to the people of Cornwall that the planning process for Treloyhan woods has been conducted in accordance with law.  Since Roger Harding, Chairman of Planning, will not take such an oath, and neither will Ben Curnow, 'our' Council's legal representative; presumably the responsibility devolves upon yourself as leader.  
Do you think the council leader should be able to affirm that his council has acted lawfully?  I do.
If you will not swear that the law has been upheld, will you: 
(A) start an immediate investigation into corruption in Cornwall Council?  or
(B)  Resign?
Cornwall looks forward to your response.
With best wishes, Jeremy Schanche