I believe we need a great deal of ‘Magic’ to put right some of the blindingly obvious wrongs which are purveying within and around our so called ‘civilised’ society.
Some of these have permeated deep into the very heart of some families, and increasingly through the core of our education system.
There is also a growing sense of perversion and the dismantling of common sense within some public authorities and organisations, resulting in tragedy as witnessed by the brutal murder of innocent children by those who should be their protectors.
So called ‘acceptable’ behavior, which not so long ago would not have been tolerated, have resulted in once respected influencers, including teachers, student leaders, medics, even police officers, now evading exposure because their colleagues are ‘brainwashed’ into accepting the indefensible.
In certain countries governments encourage, even bribe, neighbours to spy on their communities, reporting every movement, indiscretion, and dissent, to the authorities. I rather suspect that here we are indoctrinated to do the opposite - turn away, see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing - too fearful to be seen to interfere.
Surely there is middle ground where we consider it is our business to ensure those around us behave in a way that is civilised, considerate, acceptable, and dare I say ‘normal’, and falls within what we all wish to be a caring society.
Perhaps we should be curtain twitchers, inquisitive and darn right nosey. We should stand up and be counted, and be prepared to speak out, say what we must and be darned by the consequences.
To witness university students cowed into silence by left-wing minorities, as they recognize lecturers and student leaders spout left wing, woke clap trap, is truly shocking. Samantha Smith an intelligent and thoughtful columnist, is in her first year as a law student at Durham University. In the Daily Mail she describes the utter despair she feels having experienced the intolerance of free speech at the university which she describes as ‘like Maoist China’. Truly shocking, but sadly not unexpected.
Are these once respected centers of educational excellence now really fit to teach tomorrow’s grow ups?
Sarah Vine names J.K. Rowling as her ‘woman of the year’. What a sensible choice. The highly intelligent author is prepared to say things as they are, by pointing out that humans are biologically male or female. There are those who clearly wish to disagree but as she made clear, the facts cannot be manipulated to suit an agenda.
Farmers are growing increasingly concerned that British food production is no longer a priority. It is clear the ‘environment’ and ‘net zero’, have risen to the top of Boris and Defra’s agenda. It seems the PM has been over influenced by Mrs Johnson and her eco warrior chums.
I am certain that before she entered the scene, Boris would have been far more interested in food, finance and the feasibility of British farmers, and a healthy countryside, than in Greta Thunberg and her mates. Sadly ‘her in doors’ has too much influence but clearly lacks a practical understanding of British agriculture and its influence and contribution to the countryside.
Christmas gives us all time to reflect and look forward. I am sure 2022 will see GB emerge better and stronger with the Prime Minister leading the way, with party politics and the personal vendetta towards him left behind in 2021.
Happy New Year