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32 Aug 2022
editor@okcradley.com editor@okcradley.com editor: Ken Nason features editor: Harold Armitage

THOUGHTS FROM THE BENCH

When I went to school ( quill pens at the ready) teachers didn’t stain our brains with trendy political viewpoints, our teachers were to the main dedicated to the enrichment of those in their charge to prepare them with the basic skills ( reading, writing and arithmetic) to help meet the challenges of the world of adulthood that they would all meet one day and to stimulate the thirst for knowledge and experiences that we all should have. Learning history is apparently the big no no as it is branded “indoctrination” of minds into a world of empire, slavery, misogynism etc. etc. Like the tightrope walker who fell off whilst crossing Niagara Falls- no balance provided. And thus is today’s world Humans have the ability of speech which has helped us advance ourselves over millennia. Technology has given us world wide communication and transfer of thought and abilities faster than any time in our history. Discussion and debate between people should advance us to a limitless bright future. Unfortunately we have an insidious move to abandon free speech ( then thought) by those who seek to control for their own ends and enrichment. When children as young as 5 are being purposely indoctrinated by the brainwashed footsoldiers of those seeking that power then every alarm bell in the world should be ringing loud enough to awaken even those with their heads buried deep in the sand. Of course the watchword is that is is all our fault- you name it, climate change ,flood ,famine, drought, high prices, inflation ,deflation, plastic, farting cows etc. etc. Of course no blame apportioned to corrupt and inept governments or multi trillion dollar companies making plastic to wrap food which we used to put into brown paper bags. Of course it is for OUR convenience. NO it isn’t it is to extend the foods shelf life and thereby your profits. It was quoted that “you will own nothing and we will be happy”. Agreed we will own nothing because it will all belong to some massive conglomerate who will take a large cut of your toil reward to allow you to rent it from them. Welcome to the new peasant class of 2022 where you will serve at the pleasure and sufferance of the local multi-national- providing you do as you are told when you are told. “Where’s my coffee wife? You shall not ignore your master!
32 Aug 2022
editor@okcradley.com

THOUGHTS FROM THE BENCH

When I went to school ( quill pens at the ready) teachers didn’t stain our brains with trendy political viewpoints, our teachers were to the main dedicated to the enrichment of those in their charge to prepare them with the basic skills ( reading, writing and arithmetic) to help meet the challenges of the world of adulthood that they would all meet one day and to stimulate the thirst for knowledge and experiences that we all should have. Learning history is apparently the big no no as it is branded “indoctrination” of minds into a world of empire, slavery, misogynism etc. etc. Like the tightrope walker who fell off whilst crossing Niagara Falls- no balance provided. And thus is today’s world Humans have the ability of speech which has helped us advance ourselves over millennia. Technology has given us world wide communication and transfer of thought and abilities faster than any time in our history. Discussion and debate between people should advance us to a limitless bright future. Unfortunately we have an insidious move to abandon free speech ( then thought) by those who seek to control for their own ends and enrichment. When children as young as 5 are being purposely indoctrinated by the brainwashed footsoldiers of those seeking that power then every alarm bell in the world should be ringing loud enough to awaken even those with their heads buried deep in the sand. Of course the watchword is that is is all our fault- you name it, climate change ,flood ,famine, drought, high prices, inflation ,deflation, plastic, farting cows etc. etc. Of course no blame apportioned to corrupt and inept governments or multi trillion dollar companies making plastic to wrap food which we used to put into brown paper bags. Of course it is for OUR convenience. NO it isn’t it is to extend the foods shelf life and thereby your profits. It was quoted that “you will own nothing and we will be happy”. Agreed we will own nothing because it will all belong to some massive conglomerate who will take a large cut of your toil reward to allow you to rent it from them. Welcome to the new peasant class of 2022 where you will serve at the pleasure and sufferance of the local multi-national- providing you do as you are told when you are told. “Where’s my coffee wife? You shall not ignore your master!