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13 May 2021
10 November 2020 — The New Dark Age
Yet again I’ve shut down my Twitter account (the last time was several years ago), then I was foolishly persuaded to rejoin the evil propaganda outlet of the Gangsters.
Actually, I really MUST BE MAD to use Twitter and not only line the pockets of the bastards that own Twitter, but to add insult to injury the bastards censor us, vilify and slander anybody who opposes the Goebellian Monster called Twitter.
We must be masochists or just plain stoopid to continue to use the evil Panopticon. My online (not very good) dictionary sums it up thus:
noun [no longer] historicala circular prison with cells arranged around a central well, from which prisoners could at all times be observed.
And circular pretty well sums up Twitter, you might as well talk to yourself for all the good it does. In fact talking to yourself I think, gives one a distinct advantage given that Twitter can’t (yet) stop you doing it and talking to yourself is just as (in)effective as using Twitter, so why not? Then again, keep using Twitter and have them censor you when you mention the unmentionable.
So why do we persist in deluding ourselves, that by using Twitter we can reach our audiences and thus help change things for the better, when increasingly, our efforts just incentivise the Gangsters to exert ever more control over us? We really are living in a delusional state of our own making!
So, no more Twitter. Goodbye Twitter. Fuck Off Twitter!
16 September 2020 – Investigating Imperialism
By William Bowles
[T]he great majority of people will not die from this [virus] and I’ll just repeat something I said right at the beginning because I think it’s worth reinforcing:
Most people, a significant proportion of people, will not get this virus at all, at any point of the epidemic which is going to go on for a long period of time.
Of those who do, some of them will get the virus without even knowing it, they will have the virus with no symptoms at all, asymptomatic carriage, and we know that happens. – Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England, 11 May, 2020
12 July 2020 — Investigating Imperialism
By William Bowles
Why can’t I shake the feeling that the Virus is really the back story, a story that diverts us from something far deeper and much more threatening than the much-maligned Virus? The social distancing; the masks; the lockdown; the shutdown; all designed to distract? And the glue that cements it all together? Fear.
29 June 2020 — Investigating Imperialism
Copyright William Bowles & Cheryl Byron
This is the first song I ever wrote, actually co-wrote with my dear friend and musical colleague, Cheryl Byron, (1947-2003) in August 1977 following the Blackout in New York City, in my little ‘railroad’ apartment on Madison Avenue in East Harlem. It was Cheryl who actually encouraged me to write songs, I actually had no idea how at the time. We recorded it on a 4-track but unfortunately I’ve lost it! The amazing Cheryl died in 2003 and there’s a very strange story to this that I’ve appended at the end here. Here is the site of Cheryl’s group, ‘Something Positive‘, still going after all these years!
22 June 2020 — The New Dark Age
I need to take a break from this, I am totally burned out. I’ve been running this blog for far too many years. This version started in 2003 but earlier versions first started in 1983 and ran until 1992.
This is not to say that I won’t add specific stories if and when they come along but my usual fair of 10-12 stories a day is on hold for awhile, the stress of life is just getting too much for me. On top of this, I’ve got ongoing health issues which this damn virus has made more difficult to deal with (eg NHS meltdown, leading to my doctor’s surgery being closed, leading to shortage of medications, leading to increased stress, leading to my elevated blood pressure!) Not good.
21 May 2020 — The New Dark Age