• Annoying Cerberus!

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    The black Labrador above looks one fellow one would not want to annoy!

    There are many creatures that do not exist for which we can be truly grateful for. The Tyrannosaurus rex (T. rex) being one! Happily for me (and you, Dear Reader) not only does “T.rex” not exist today, but indeed, could not exits today. This because the environmental conditions have changed so much as T. rex would die of high altitude oxygen starvation as the Earth’s atmospheric pressure and oxygen content would kill it. Similarly, were we to e taken back in time to when T. rex was the King of the Reptiles, we to would perish, due to oxygen poisoning for pure oxygen at high pressure is poisonous to us.

    One of the mythical creatures I would not like to meet is Cerberus.

    In Greek mythology, Cerberus often referred to as the hound of Hades, is a multi-headed dog that guards the gates of the Underworld to prevent the dead from leaving. Cerberus was the offspring of the monsters Echidna and Typhon, and is usually described as having three heads, a serpent for a tail, and snakes protruding from multiple parts of his body. Cerberus is primarily known for his capture by Heracles, one of Heracles’ twelve labours.

    Many dog owners of guard dogs like to call their dogs Cerberus, these real life Cerberuses have a slightly different one. That of keeping undesirables out, not keeping them in!

    On Saturday 15th August, 2020 the “Great and the Good” with the noted exception of “the Waterside Wastrel” aka Douglas Gordon Ross, Leader of the Scottish Conservatives and the Member for Moray (Waterside Street in Kilmarnock, running alongside the River Irvine being quite near Rugby Park – Kilmarnock FC’s ground where they played at home to St Johnstone on Saturday; “the Waterside Wastrel” deciding to attend the match as a linesman rather than send his apologies to the organisers of the official ceremony.

    One of those taking part in the ceremony referred to our freedoms and how they have been won by the sacrifices made by those in the two world wars of the 20th Century.

    They are of course correct.

    However, these freedoms are being progressively chipped away with so called “anti-discrimination legislation”. Basically we are heading to a situation where one human being can only be rude to another human being – WITHOUT being arrested by the police and charged by the CPS of a “hate crime” – if the person being rude or is the recipient of a rude or offensive comment is a member of the following (non exhaustive) groups, known as “protected persons”:

    - persons classed as ethnic minorities
    - non Christians
    - persons not identified as being male
    - persons not self-identifying as male
    - persons not classed as “heterosexual white males”.

    In other words, if you are a man, are only sexually attracted towards women and would be classed as being “white” you can only be rude or offensive to other men, are only sexually attracted towards women and would be classed as being “white” – all other persons are “off limits”! If you are rude or give them offence you will be liable to arrest and prosecution!

    The tens of thousands of British and colonial servicemen who died at the brutal hands of the Japanese must be spinning in their jungle graves!

    This is of course all part of a campaign!

    One of the planned outcomes appears to be a new compensation scheme. Numerous assets could be taken over by a self appointing quango (management limited to the above mentioned “protected persons”) that will include land, properties (residential and commercial) and shares in quoted companies that will have been deemed to have been the proceeds of “historic exploitation”! The income gained thereby will be apportioned in the form of special programmes and projects to assist and compensate those identified as being the descendants of slavery – as long as they meet the requirement of being “black”!

    This confiscation will not be limited to those entities that can trace a direct link to slavery. It will include such as Barings Bank whose mortal sin it seems was in providing banking services not only to those engaged in the slave trade but also to those vacuously accused of providing banking services to those entities engaged in what is known as “colonialism”.

    What these far left activists are planning is wholesale nationalisation without compensation of huge swathes of the British economy via a newly created “back door” of “historic compensation”. For these activists it has the added advantage that they can self select the management of the quango that will be in control of these assets and can decide where to spend the money! Clearly only those meeting the requirement of “protected person” will benefit!

    It is perfectly possible that a portion of shares will be taken in a number of FTSE quoted companies, these companies being required to make rights issues of potentially up to a third of their issued shares and to be handed over to these quangos for a nominal sum (0.000001p per share), the existing shareholders having their shareholdings devalued in proportion to the issue size. This will be known as “a haircut”!

    British Gazette readers will of course recognise this for what it will be: State sanctioned theft!

    This is akin to the confiscations made by tyrannical regimes and despots in the past!

    Some properties may appear to be protected: these being National Trust properties.
    GOTO: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/aug/15/up-to-a-third-of-national-trust-historic-homes-have-slave-trade-links
    Wait and see!

    So what you ask will your Editor be doing about this?

    The answer: Not a lot!

    Of course, had I not given my late mother’s large collection of dresses to numerous charity shops following her death in 2006 and had kept them in the loft, I could self identify as a “non male person” and become privileged!

    Unfortunately, I would be so far out of my comfort zone to make it unbearable: Think of the Right Honourable Sir Ed Davey, PC, MP, FRSA attending a UKIP party conference! Then multiply that by 1,000!

    • The list would also include white females who may have a perfectly (to you and me) valid opinion on any subject that is now considered unacceptable. I have in mind J.K Rowling who was recently put through the wringer for making a statement of the ‘bleeding obvious’* about an event only a person born a biological ‘woman’ encounters.

      What is so offensive about all this, is, we now see the lunatics really are running the asylum, in their twisted assertion that the majority who do not agree with this so-called ‘woke’ attitude must be made to suffer in as many ways as possible.

      The actor Laurence Fox is now upsetting lots of people by going for this particular community that he describes as having fragile egos that cannot be challenged. Love this young man, I’m a fan, but I imagine he will pay a price with his career, especially as a ‘lovey’ stepping out of line!

      * No pun intended.

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