"And I think, in the end, that is the best definition of journalism I have heard; to challenge authority - all authority - especially so when governments and politicians take us to war, when they have decided that they will kill and others will die."
~ Robert Fisk
David's Current Maxim: 'No mother and child should be in the least harmed anywhere in our still beautiful world.'
A Selection of Poetry
Kabul 1879 - By Sir Henry Mortimer Durand
Aye, we have found him, the fair young face
Turned to the pitiless Afghan skies,
The frost bound earth for a resting place,
Dead - with the horror of death in his eyes.
Where the north wind sweeps by the fort o the hill,
And the graves lie thick in the desolate snow,
Follow him lovingly - all who will,
Think of him, grieve for him, once and go.
Go and forget him. You will forget
Ere the first snow melts there, over his head,
And the living must live for the living - and yet,
It makes one pity the dead.
"Truth has to be repeated constantly, because Error also is being preached all the time, and not just by a few, but by the multitude. In the Press and Encyclopaedias, in Schools and Universities, everywhere Error holds sway, feeling happy and comfortable in the knowledge of having Majority on its side."
A Quotation From: The NHS Dismantled
In his report to the Conservative Party’s Economic Reconstruction Group in 1977, Nicholas Ridley wrote that:
"...denationalisation should not be attempted by frontal attack but by preparation for return to the private sector by stealth. We should first pass legislation to destroy the public sector monopolies. We might also need to take power to sell assets. Secondly, we should fragment the industries as far as possible and set up the units as separate profit centres."