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We will be irrevocably changed by this Lockdown

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There is absolutely no question in my mind that the events of the past 3 months(and the next 3 too) will bring about probably the swiftest and most radical changes to how we live our lives, bar none!

If we look back in history, the discovery of bronze, steel, printing press, radio, tv, computers, Internet... they all brought about sweeping change, but it took years, sometimes centuries for the changes to be absorbed into societal change. Here we are talking about "a year or two".

Some of the changes are undeniably overdue, but in a world governed by money, greed, materialism and control it's difficult to persuade those benefiting the most, from seeing the need to change anything... quite simply they are doing ok... bugger the consequences.

And yet... regardless of whether you believe in climate change or not, it makes perfect sense to clean up our act and stop polluting the only home we have ever known; our planet.

Of course in the endless chase for growth (GDP- a meaning…

"Social Distancing" the buzz words for a new modus operandi...

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A while back I wrote a blog about how things might pan out with consideration to the state of the global economy.You can read that piece [Here]. Not much has changed to be fair, except that we are teetering ever closer to D-Day.

What is quite clear if you keep your ears close to the ground and your eyes open is that we are in between a rock and a hard place right now.

On the one hand the stock markets, capitalists, money men and those in positions of power, fuelled by greed, want to maintain the myth of growth at all costs (using the meaningless measure of GDP). Which of course conflicts with the "save the planet" mantra, conservation of resources, climate change, and radical scaling back of carbon emissions (Save the planet, extinction rebellion).

So notwithstanding the diametrically opposing groups above, there is the additional conundrum of the fact that the planet is in a global debt bubble of such extreme proportions that it is difficult to see how we can exit from it w…

Corona Virus and the deeper meaning...

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We have been through the tumultuous years of the Brexit times (and it is not over). This is still a hugely divisive time in the history of our country... Where friends and families remain pitted against each other in what has become a rather nasty and ugly chapter in recent times.

Of course Leave blames Remain, Remain blames Leave in an endless game of tick-tack-toe where defences not unlike those at the Somme allow people to hide in their trenches (behind a computer screen) firing incessantly at 'the enemy' in some forlorn hope that any of it will make a difference... of course, it will not.

Then it got worse with the slating of anyone who voted Tory becoming a vile, xenophobic, racist, anti rights, anti LGBT, anti poor, anti human creature... even though there were quite a few of them and the most popular party by some way... The divisions now growing not ceding.

What we have in this country is less an epidemic of a flu virus, more an epidemic of a breakdown in society and co…