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Into history, social struggles, political action,walking,exopolitics I/m a freethinking christian. I like classical music I have another blog at www.kevcally-channells.blogspot.com

WILLIAM BLAKE A FORCE FOR FREEDOM IN OUR PRESENT TROUBLED TIMES.

This latest blog is about my English hero the poet,artist and fighter for freedom William Blake. Born 1857 died 1827.

I have read Blakes poems in full.His poem Jerusalem is a national treasure.His song from the poem is Englands unofficial national anthem. Also his artistic engravings are magical.

Turning to Blakes political and religious views. In his view Jesus was the divine creator.But he was basically a freethinking christian. He felt that people should not be bound by rigid rules and should enjoy their natural desires. Instead he felt that people should try and do good deeds and fight oppression and injustice, a very important message for our present times.

In 1804 he was arrested during the period of the wars with France. He was charged with sedition. But thank god he managed to avoid conviction.

William Blake was opposed to slavery and also the death penalty. A view which was not common at that time.

In his song Jerusalem he spoke about the dark satanic mills of England. So he was obviously against the harsh working conditions of the time. Although some academics have suggested that the song not about the harsh working conditions of the time. Personally I think that it was. His whole life was a fight against oppression and injustice.

Blake claimed to have had visions of angels. But again some academics have suggested that he may had had some mental illness. In my opinion this is not true. As his beautiful engravings are clearly divinely inspired. Also he led a well balanced life.

In our present times which in my opinion is leading in the direction of a soulless technocratic dictatorship based on a globalist dictatorship. Blakes message of freedom and justice is very relevant for our present time.

In conclusion I would urge people to study Blakes poems and artist engravings and religious and political views. As they are I feel very important for our present age.

Best wishes to all for the future.

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SOLIDARITY WITH PRESIDENT MADURO AND THE SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT OF VENEZUELA.

The decision of President Trump to recognize the right wing oligarch Juan Guaido as President of Venezuela is par the course for the mass murderers of American imperialism. This is despite the fact the international observers including former USA President Carter stated that President Maduro won the last Venezuelan presidential election clean and fair with over 60% of the vote.

American imperialism has a bloody legacy of promoting mass murder,repression and fascist coups on behalf of American business interests in Latin America. Overthrowing left wing socialist governments who try to run their countries on behalf of the ordinary working people and not the local rich oligarchs and their rich American business allies. Fascist coups in Guatemala 1954, Brazil 1964 and Chile 1973 come to mind.

This action of Trump shows that he is no different from any other American president. He is promoting war and repression in Latin America. Openly supporting Brazil,s new fascist president.This is perhaps not surprising as the deep state seems to control America. It does not seem to matter who is president of America. The foreign policy seems to stay the same.

If Trump does attack Venezuela it will turn into a bloodbath which will spread to Brazil and Columbia. American imperialism will get a bloody nose from the militias of the United Socialist party of Venezuela.

If the USA does attack Venezuela international solidarity is vital.International brigades should be formed to help fight alongside the Venezuelan forces. As in Spain in 1936. I am sure that Cuba will come to President Maduro,s aid. Perhaps Iran and Russia will as well.

The situation in Venezuela is of great historic importance. American imperialism must not be allowed to take over the country. So I would urge everybody to start their solidarity by joining the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign today.

Best wishes to all for the future.

A REVIEW OF COSTAS LAPAVITSAS BOOK. THE LEFT CASE AGAINST THE EU.

The first blog of 2019 is a review of a timely and excellent book published by Polity Books and titled,the left case against the EU. Written by Costas Lapavitsas a Syriza member of parliament at the time of the 2015 Syriza
government sell out to the EU. He is now professor of economics at SOAS London. In the book the author calls on the European left to drop its support for the European Union and instead campaign for their countries to leave the EU.

He states that the Single European Act of 1986 and the Maastricht Treaty of 1992 led the way to the economic and political integration thus leading to EU central control over countries economies. He shows how the neo liberal economist Friedrich Hayek welcomed this as it would move the impediment to free movement of goods,labour and capital.

Costas also shows how the introduction of the Euro currency was another factor to individual EU countries losing their economic independence. Also turning the EU into a bastion of neo liberalism and privatization. The European Central Bank aims for 2% rate of inflation in the Eurozone and countries can only have a 3% public deficit.

The author shows how Germany is increasingly the dominant force in the EU. The reason for this is that the reunification of Germany led to a vast reserve of cheap labour in the old GDR. Also German firms have moved much of their enterprises to Poland and the Czech Republic another reserve of cheap labour. This means that wages have now stagnated in the old West Germany which now has rising inequality.

Costas also shows how the 2008 financial crisis was the final impetus to turning the EU into a hard neo liberal bastion. The European Stability Mechanism means that loans can only be made to EU countries on strict conditions. Privatization, austerity thus leading to mass unemployment.

He also touches on the Greek Syriza debacle of 2015. He correctly states that the country should have left the Euro and reintroduced the Drachma.

Costas also shows that unfortunately it is the Right wing Populist Nationalists who are leading the resistance to the EU. For instance Le Pen France and Salvini Italy. Tragically most of the European left still has a positive view of the EU.

In conclusion he correctly praises Brexit. He calls on the left in the EU countries to drop their support for the EU and also campaign for their countries to leave the EU. Also to reinstate their old national currencies.

This is an excellent book which gives a correct analysis of the fascist EU. I went to the book launch and it was very encouraging that their was about six hundred people present including many young anti EU left wing people. Buy this book.

Best wishes for the future.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN 2019?

Well 2018 is nearly over. So I will have a look at what may happen in 2019. I feel that the main theme for 2019 is uncertainty and troubled times ahead both in the UK and on the world stage.

Here in the UK 2019 will be dominated by the subject of brexit. It is not yet clear whether the Conservative government will go for a hard brexit or else it will extend article 50 thus postponing brexit. It looks like the deal agreed with the EU will be voted down by the UK parliament. Personally I favour a no deal brexit. However if the government postpones brexit there will be a national outcry and you could see a mass yellow vests movement develop in the UK.

I also think that it is quite possible that breakaway political party,s are formed in Britain by pro remain supporters from both the Conservative and Labour party,s. The split from Labour could be much bigger particularly as Corbyn has correctly so far refused to back a second EU referendum vote. In conclusion regarding the UK I predict a tumultuous year ahead for the UK.

Turning to the international stage I fear troubled times ahead. There is the possibility that there could be increasing tension between the USA and Iran in 2019. Although I do not personally think that it will result in a military clash. Alas I also expect that tensions between the western imperialist powers and Russia and China will increase in 2019. Although again I do not expect this to result in a military conflict in 2019.

Regarding the economic situation it looks like that the much talked about economic crash that has been predicted by many economic experts will take place in 2020 according to a recent economic report. For some reason they always seem to take place in the month of October. So it looks like October 2020 is the date to watch. However I do expect that stock market shares will drop a considerable amount in 2019.

Of course there will be some surprise events taking place in 2019. The Chinese robot landing on the dark side of the moon in January 2019 could be interesting.

However in conclusion the main lesson that people should take from 2018 into 2019 is that people can resist the globalist elites plans for a corporate technocratic world dictatorship. The heroic action of the yellow vests movement in France shows that if the masses fully mobilize then they can win. Encouragingly the yellow vests movement appears to be spreading to other European countries. So join the resistance to fight for a more just,peaceful and equal world.

God bless you all and best wishes for 2019.

THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS 2018

Each year in the Christmas period I like to write a blog about the spirit and energy of Christmas in that particular year. Christmas means something to me as some sort of Christian. This years Christmas spirit is almost certainly based on the theme of future uncertainty.

Here in the UK this uncertainty is based on the elites plans to try and sabotage the the democratic mandate to leave the EU. Also the possibility of another UK general election next year.

On the world stage most people I feel sense that another 2008 economic crash is on the way. They sense that the present economic foundations is based on sand. In fact one major economic think tank has predicted such a crash in 2020.

Also on the international stage President Trump seems to be looking for a war with Iran. He also seems to be stepping up the ante with Russia and China. So sadly a 2019 military clash cannot be entirely ruled out. Very worrying times indeed.

Personally I feel that people should face up to this future uncertainty directly at Christmas. Try and meditate,sense the real being below your ego. Also try and do some good deeds and get involved in campaigns for political and social change. But perhaps most importantly try and have some fun over the Christmas period and on new years eve.

My next blog to be published just before 31/12/2018 will be about what will happen in 2019?

God bless you all and best wishes for the future.

A BOOK REVIEW OF, DAVID RAY GRIFFIN. THE AMERICAN TRAJECTORY. DIVINE OR DEMONIC?

David Ray Griffin is best for his book the New Pearl Harbour. Which casts doubt on the official account of the attacks on the World Trade Center building in New York on 11/9/2001.

However his latest book called the American Trajectory Divine or Demonic published by Clarity Press is a book of outstanding Brilliance. A book which shows the both American was created on violence and American world power is based on using violence and aggression against other countries.

He shows that the country was founded on the extermination of the indigenous native American population. Estimated at about ten million people when the Europeans first invaded the country in the 16th century. But only 228.000 in 1890.

He shows how after independence was achieved from Britain the country quickly became an imperialist power. The Monroe doctrine of the 1820,s stated that only the USA could colonize the America,s.

The author shows the growth of American aggression with the invasion of the Philippines in the 1890,s in which 250,000 Filipinos died. But also the invasion of Cuba which was made a USA colonial state until 1959.

After the first world war he shows the further growth of American imperialism and support for fascism. President Harding support for Mussolini in Italy in the fight against communism. Also America supported the dictatorship established in Hati and the Somoza fascist dictatorship in Nicaragua.

The author also then shows that it was the fact that Europe was ruins after world war which led to American world dominance.

He quotes James Byrne the war minister who stated that the nuclear attacks on Japan were really meant to subdue the USSR. Mr Griffin shows that Japan was prepared to discuss surrender if the emperor could stay on the thrown.This was rejected before the nuclear attacks took place but was accepted by America after the attacks took place.

The author shows how the cold war really started because the USA rejected the USSR request of reparations from Germany. He quotes George Kennan who stated that America must achieve world dominance by any means necessary.

He also shows how the USA supported fascism to keep its power over other countries that threatened American corporate interests. Supporting fascist coups in Guatemala in 1954, Brazil in 1964, Indonesia in the 1960,s and Chile in 1973 and other countries as well.

Mr Griffin also shows how the Vietnam war was caused by the USA breaking the 1954 Geneva agreement to hold all Vietnam elections by July 1956. Which Eisenhower admitted that the National Liberation Front led by Ho Chi Minh would win 80% of the vote. Instead they set up a separate dictatorial state in South Vietnam which led to the tragedy of the Vietnam war which led to the eventual American defeat in Vietnam in the mid 1970,s.

He also shows how after the collapse of the USSR instead of accepting a peace dividend through big defence cuts the USA started to make plans for world global dominance. The 1992 New Defence Strategy Guidelines for global dominance.Also the Project for the new American century document of 1997.

This was followed by wars in Iraq 1991, Yugoslavia and Iraq 2003 which eventually turned into an American defeat. Towards the end of the book he shows how America has suffered military setbacks in Ukraine and Syria which has shown up American invincibility.

He then shows how the country has become a declining economic power. Its global shared of the world economy dropped from 40% in 1960 to 17% in 2017. He also shows how China will soon become the worlds top economic power.

At the end of the book he quotes a USA National Intelligence Council document which states that by 2030 no country will have global hegemony. Alas I personally do not think that the USA and its western allies will accept an end to their global hegemony. So a military conflict with Russia and China is quite possible.

In conclusion this is a brilliant must read book. Buy it.

Best wishes to all for the future.

BOYCOTT THE HYPOCRITICAL 11/11/18 COMMEMORATIONS OF THE END OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

On the 10/11/2013 I wrote a blog called the negative energy of Remembrance Sunday. This blog was written about ten months before the 100th anniversary of the start of the first world war. Now on the 11/11/2018 we will be asked to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war.

Todays blog to be blunt is being written in much more worrying times than the blog written on the 10/11/13. In fact the world of today is in many ways very similar to the period building up to August 1914 when the first world war started.

Firstly the new super cold war between the western block and the Russia, China alliance and its allies like Iran. In the next year or so I expect a hate campaign to be started in the west against China by the western corporate media similar to the hate campaign against Russia. A key recent event is President Trump withdrawing from the 1987 nuclear weapons treaty with Russia.

Secondly the hypocrisy and double standards today which were also prevalent in 1914. We went to war to defend gallant Belgium a country which exterminated ten million Congolese Africans in the 1900s. There is no holocaust memorial to the Congolese today.

Also after the Bolshevik revolution in Russia they published the secret treaties before the first world war. In which Russia was to get some Turkish territories and the allied powers were to be given some German colonies.

In the period up to 1914 there was a constant hate campaign in the British media about the threat from Germany. For instance Erskine Childers book the riddle of the sands a fiction story about a German invasion of Britain. Today there is a similar hate campaign against Russia a country whose defence expenditure is only ten percent of America,s and is totally surrounded by the western powers.

As in 1914 there was a hypocritical double standards. Then Britain had a repressive empire. But at the same time raged against German aggression. Today Britain rages about the Skripal affair without providing any hard evidence of Russian involvement. But at the same time turns a blind eye to Saudi Arabia,s actions in the Yemen and also helps to try and cover up the murder of the Saudi journalist in the Saudi embassy in Turkey.

Personally I put the chances of a world war between the western bloc and Russia/China at about fifty per cent in the next three years or so. The reason for this is that as in 1914 they saw a rising Germany as a threat to British world hegemony. Today there is the rise of China which American imperialism sees as a threat to its plans for world domination. The western corporate elite it seems are not prepared to accept an equal multi polar world with Russia/China.

Of course there is also the arms industry.The American economy is dominated by the arms industry. So it needs constant wars to keep going.

So in conclusion I say ignore the hypocritical official commemorations on the 11/11/18. Instead on the day reflect on our present world. Then take positive action by getting involved in campaigns against wars and oligarchical corporate capitalist rule and also help to build a new world based on peace justice and equality.

Best wishes to all for the future.