I’m now able to watch BBC Question Time on a regular basis. This is courtesy of Britbox, a streaming service. The one-hour program is shown on British television on Thursday evening and I can see it Friday morning. We’ve come a long way in the last few years.
The program is not one I can say I enjoy. It raises my blood pressure alarmingly! But it’s a clear reminder of how far the British people have gone astray. As it says in the Book of Hosea: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). There isn’t even a basic grasp of Biblical knowledge.
Typically, there are five panelists and a supposedly random audience, made up of members of the public. Members of the public put questions to the panel, who then answer them. Only two of the panelists gave reasonable answers. One was a Ghanaian member of the British parliament, the other the head of Witherspoons’, the country’s biggest pub chain. In the audience, only one supported Brexit, whereas 51.7% did in the country as a whole.
One panelist was a raving leftist loonie. She was the most vocal.
Fortunately, the panelists differ from week to week, but it’s doubtful they will ever have one made up of five conservatives.
Which brings me to the Democratic Party’s ten contenders last night and ten tonight.
Age is obviously a hindrance for me. I can remember when the Democrats were simply a left of center party claiming to fight for better pay and conditions for working men. That was 50 years ago. Now, they are the main party advocating infanticide, excessive spending that would wreck the economy, an alien invasion and a total transformation of the social lives of the people, replacing the norm with LGBTQ adherents.
I can’t help feeling that a backlash is coming, one way or the other. Perhaps it will come after national bankruptcy. It’s not just that the party lacks ideological sense; it also lacks common sense.
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One question that came up on “Question Time” was the issue of London’s outbreak of stabbings. All kinds of theories were brought up to explain why they have seen an increasing number of stabbings in recent years.
One theory that was not mentioned seems the most likely. That’s the fact that London is the most multicultural city in the world. With people from every country, and with 50% of the population made up of immigrants, many people have formed gangs along ethnic lines. These gangs are very territorial and constantly fight each other. Over drugs, too.
For generations, when the British had colonies all over the world, they kept hostile tribes apart. Now they have to do the same at home. They seem to be failing.
FOUR MORE MONTHS = 40
The number 40 is of Biblical significance, separating one epoch from another. It can show God’s intervention in human affairs.
At the end of October, it will be forty months since the vote on Brexit. October 31st is the day by which the UK is set to leave the European Union.
Knowing what is to come in Europe, this may be God’s way of delivering the modern Israelites from the prophesied European Beast power, which is to come.
This most likely means that Boris Johnson will be the next prime minister. He has promised Brexit by the due date.
Alternatively, if it’s Jeremy Hunt, the Europeans will have to kick Britain out. They have already made if clear there can be no more negotiations, so why bother?
>>Carrie Symonds, Boris’ girlfriend, turns out to be a feminist and an environmentalist. No wonder they had a blowup last week! Meanwhile, the liberal leftist neighbours who reported on this to The Guardian, are in hiding, after having received death threats. Brexit is nasty.
REPARATIONS FOR SLAVERY
It’s not surprising that the Democrats are in favor of reparations for slavery. As the party of slavery, they have a lot to atone for.
Of course, slavery was a long time ago. But, even in my lifetime, the Democrats were instrumental in depriving African-Americans in the south of the vote and, therefore, their civil rights.
True to form, the welfare reforms brought in by LBJ, have destroyed the African-American family.
What will they do next to make life harder for the country’s second biggest minority?
A WORLD WITHOUT THE US
“If one wanted to see what a world without US influence looks like, you could have been an observer at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Bishkek on Friday, and then gone to Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe the next day for the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).
Together, these summits include more than 30 member and observer states and provided a forum for an emerging alliance of Russia, China, Turkey and Iran to discuss regional and global issues without Western powers present. This is important because all of these countries, for different reasons, have faced challenges from Washington in recent years.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jingping met on Friday with leaders of Central Asian states, as well as India and Pakistan, to discuss regional and global issues. They adopted the Bishkek Declaration that sought to emphasize the need to fight “three forces of evil,” including separatism, terrorism and extremism. Russia’s Tass News Agency felt this was important to note. In addition, the countries are working to challenge “cross-border crime” and “build a multi-polar world order.”
(“Two central Asia summits challenge the United States,” Seth Frantzman, Jerusalem Post, 6/15 Middle East Forum). (Original title: “The Central Asia summits that show Washington is losing its grip.”)
G20 SET TO DISCUSS TRADE
President Trump and world leaders are meeting in Osaka, Japan. World trade is certain to be discussed. On Saturday, Mr. Trump meets with China’s President Xi. Hopefully, they can resolve their trade dispute. If they fail, the world seems headed for a full-scale trade war.
A SIGN OF THE TIMES
“A lie can travel around the world quicker than the truth gets out of bed.” (Tony Dokoupil, CBS This Morning)
EU DIVISIONS OVER ARMAMENTS
In the arms industry, tensions between Berlin and Paris are growing as new steps are made to develop the next-generation of EU aerial combat systems. The signing of new agreements concerning the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) on Monday in Paris was overshadowed by warnings from the German Bundestag that companies from Germany must be granted at least 50 percent of the contracts for the development and construction of the FCAS.
At the same time, Berlin is seeking to shift the balance of forces involved in the development and construction of a new Franco-German battle tank to Germany’s advantage. The battle tank is conceived to be part of the future Main Ground Combat Systems (MGCS), which – like the FCAS – should operate in close conjunction with other weapons including unmanned systems. While the German government is aiming to establish the Franco-German combat systems as a standard within the EU, to channel as much profit as possible to Germany, Great Britain, excluded from the German – French project, is developing its own rival combat aircraft. (German Foreign Policy, 6/20)
ANGELA MERKEL’S HEALTH
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen trembling once again during a ceremony in Berlin on Thursday, eight days after a similar incident.
Video showed Mrs. Merkel, 64, gripping her arms as her body was shaking on Thursday. After about two minutes, she looked steadier and shook hands with the new justice minister.
She was offered a glass of water, but did not drink it. Mrs. Merkel had blamed the previous incident on dehydration.
She later set off for the G20 summit in Japan as planned at lunchtime.
“All is going ahead as planned. The federal chancellor is fine,” spokesman Steffen Seibert said. (BBC 6/27)
SARCASM GETS POINT ACROSS ON TRUMP AND HITLER
Trump Derangement Syndrome: Hitler Hitler Hitler! Trump could be Hitler except he has a Jewish daughter, son-in-law and Jewish grandchildren. He could totally be Hitler except for moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem. And he could certainly be Hitler except for recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Worst anti-Semite ever. (Mark Steyn, 6/27)
I’m writing this while seated in a Tim Horton’s coffee and donut shop (I only had a drink!). On TV, Dr Phil’s subject of the day is “My husband’s face is used for catfish bait”! TV doesn’t get any better.
Fortunately, I can’t hear it.