Donna Black-Cat: The Monsignor, his mobile phone to god & why isn’t local, national and international politics a voluntary unpaid public service ? (22.05.2019)
I was out on a ’walk-about’ when I heard the midday church bells of a village I was passing, ringing in the distance, while the church pennants fluttered in the breeze. And so I thought, I shall go and see if there is somewhere I can rest my spindly legs and knobbly knees.
... the monsignor and his mobile...
The sleepy village I wandered through was basking in glorious spring sunshine, with an oasis of calm, welcoming me, while I rested upon a picnic table, under a shady tree. My thoughts turned to mulling over if I could manage a trek along the... Great Ocean Road in Melbourne, to the 'Twelve Apostles' (I have done the drive, which was fantastic, but a trek would be wonderful and it would be rather lovely to be able to manage a very small eco tourist business between Breizh & Australasia.
... an oasis of calm in the glorious spring sunshine...
I hadn’t been relaxing for long before two women approached me. The ladies asked me if I knew about an event taking place later that afternoon in the village that was related to a week-long pardon in the wider area. I explained I didn’t, but that I had taken a photo a week or so earlier in the main cathedral in the town not far away, of the itinerary for the pardon. And so we looked through my pictures to find the photo, which did list an activity in the village we were in that afternoon.
... the boules in the park...
During the course of our conversation, one of the ladies mentioned she was Italian and asked me if I knew anything about Protestants. I replied that I didn’t really, but I was trying to learn more about the Catholic religion and explained why. The question about Protestants reminded me about… the UK ! and unfortunately a certain G Brown really (I had been mulling over that Cathars were real reformers who wanted to unite all religions in peace)
I think the numero uno question is why isn’t politics a voluntary unpaid public service. I guess it wouldn’t have to be mandatory that politics was a voluntary unpaid public service, but there isn’t any real reason politicians who are mostly ‘sponsored’ by either ‘private enterprise’/‘unions’ should -also- collect a public check too.
The reason I mention that is because I muse that when I was a Chair of Governors in the UK (originally elected as a parent governor) and I refused to implement G Brown’s education cuts in... primary schools to fund war, councillors and MP’s of all stripes were interestingly united in their opposition to voluntary unpaid (parent) governors opposing -any- paid politicians ‘policy’. The 'policy' of G Brown failed because despite politicians being a clique who would all do the same, as proved to be true with the student university fees, enough other mostly parent governors across the country just refused.
The same Westminster political clique introduced the anti-competition legislation ss 132-138 SOCPA 2005 (now repealed) in Parliament Square, Central London, claiming the public needed politician et al’s 'permission' to publicly campaign (politicians had intended to roll out the legislation… across the country) That legislation produced the most violent free-for all among politicians and police competing to try and stop the public standing in politics and in particular the London Mayoralty, as they all sought to become 'kingmaker'. It was very serious that Brian died and I was exiled as a result of that ‘legislation’ that had no due process whatsoever.
I guess, when you think about it, there isn’t much difference between the British Commonwealth and it’s unelected Head and ‘welfare’ Queen who has never done a single days unpaid public service ever and the unelected President/Head of the European Union.
The reality is billions is spent on big business buying politicians, elections and legislation, yet it is difficult to justify a politician who is ‘sponsored’ by ‘private enterprise’ or ‘unions’ to become elected, then… also claiming a publicly funded… salary etc too.
... the bells were ringing and the pennants fluttering...
Millions of people all around the world engage in voluntary unpaid public service every single day, including in the all important jury service, so I don’t really understand how there is any real need in a world that really is over governed anyway, for elected politicians to be paid a salary etc.
... a quick call from with god ?...
After my conversation with the women, I was passing as the afternoon proceedings began... which (while I was being Tinkerbell the tourist) involved the Monsignor taking a call, from God no doubt, on his mobile phone, before I suppose, updating some facts on the same mobile, while the sound of people in the church singing a hymn gently drifted across the serene surroundings.
... updating... ?
Every day is beautiful...
... down on the farm...
I am curious to see what true free market capitalism looks like with a real level playing field.
It is common-sense it is a fundamental human right everyone should have the land security of owning some land so they can build their own shelter which is necessary for their survival.
Love, Peace, Justice For All xx
The truth is free.