About this (B)Log:
The name of this site is The Captain’s (B)Log – it was “Liberation” – freedom was the last name I chose “A Blog of Things” was another. I switched from WordPress to Joomla! – Then back to WordPress to Joomla! and now – I’ve settled on WordPress. A long and at times frustrating journey – getting your Blog “right” can be a very depressing series of failures.
I was once a ship’s Captain – not quite ten years ago – it’s quite a catchy title for a Blog. I realise that – looking at the graphics – they are somewhat misleading – very pretty “artistic” but in no way reflect the content – the blog represents my thinking – and am going to put up my short stories. But that’s much later – so do check on the Site News and get updates as to what’s being added.
This blog has nothing to do with boats yachts or the sea – and in no way is it nautical – apart from my love of sailing yachts. The photo on the main page (Home) is a yacht called “ALILA PURNAMA” meaning “full moon” she’s what’s called a “Pinisi.” If you want more info on these beautiful yachts – go to this link: http://www.kastenmarine.com/phinisi_history.htm
The ship’s up for sale $400,000 – a very very good price – I’d buy it needs about 14 crew and officers – you could offer $300,000 with a suitcase filled with US Dollars – and the ship’s yours. All you have to do is search google for the ship’s name – go check it out – put in a dry dock get a marine engineer surveyor to check it over – “I’d really wish” but 😛
Back to Liberation – to which 99 per cent of the world do not have. I had thought to call it “the blog of things” my thoughts – but really I am concerned with Liberation freedom – to think for oneself – to investigate for oneself – and not rely depend on others to do the thinking for you or for you to accept current views of reality.
I am a Buddhist. Also a Humanist an Anarchist a Socialist a Philosopher a Psychologist. An artist and a writer. A historian – we are all many many things – no one is just a plumber or sales or clerical person – we all have our interests and concerns – though me – I have no interest in sports modern entertainment fashion or modern views on how to be politically correct. I don’t accept censorship of the mind – which so many on the so-called “Left” do. I have no interest in a sexless society ruled by the lesbian “gay” bisexual and transgender (LGBT) social movements that want to stifle all debates other than their own perverse agenda.
My Early Days: When I was about 16 or 17 – I joined the Humanist Society – and South Place Ethical Society – both at Red Lion Square – I had the privilege of one evening – meeting Bertrand Russel Tony Ben and a lovable Michael Foot. I got invited to a house – where some one played the piano and another man sang opera. For a 16 or 17 year old working class boy – it was truly amazing.
That shaped my politics – I read all of Bertrand Russel’s books – and thought myself an Anarco-syndicalist – I got involved with Red Flame Trotsky – got kicked out of three universities and even flour-bombed Harold Wilson when he visited Bethnal Green – we got through the police by putting me in a pram 🙂 I lived in squats for many years – Centre Point – I was there! And I lived in Communes up and done the country.
We had links with the IRA and Baader-Meinhof I could say more 🙂 and I was a member of CND from the age of 15. Today I think – whatever happened to our revolution??? Harold Wilson did not deliver – and ever since the Labour Party has swung to the Right and is now run by Conservatives.
I have voted Labour all my life. I voted for the Greens when they first started but in the early days just a bunch of hippies who could not organize anything. But where has our revolution gone?? The truth is in 8 years the Tories have destroyed everything that Atlee brought into being. Thatcher destroyed the Unions.
So whatever happened to the revolution??? Now we are faced with a revolution – all because of one man – Jeremy Corbyn – and the fact that UK Politics have the sewer stench of corruption. You have all come to the conclusion and the realisation that all you have held dear has been destroyed.
Neoliberalism (a policy model of social and economics that transfers control of economic factors to the private sector from the public sector) has destroyed everything and continues to destroy and make people poor and strip them of every Human Right that was seized from capitalism over the past 60 years.
This site gets regularly backed up – all your private chats gets destroyed. So if you need to keep a record of your chats I’d suggest you copy and paste into a local text file. So don’t bleat because we have destroyed them – it’s in our Policy Statement an also here – and do remember the encrypted e-mails – i will not bother to reply!