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WAR & PEACE

On the day that England and Wales voted to leave the European Union, I am starting this group as a place for political comment. The aim is to create a space where all and any issue of current affairs in the world can be discussed from a spiritual perspective.

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REFLECTIONS ON OUR INABILITY TO CHANGE

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Francoise Guillot Sep 25, 2020. 8 Replies

The basic problem for the world at the moment is that we have had an economic system that has kind-of worked for several hundred years but is reaching its sell-by date, but, as yet, we have no credible alternative on offer. The fact of reaching an…Continue

COULD THERE BE AN UPSIDE TO THE VIRUS?

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Paul Overend May 14, 2020. 2 Replies

Despite the grief, anxiety and disruption, there could also be an upside to the virus if it made people realise what matters and is essential and what is froth.  During lock-down, the carbon foot print will shrink.  Life becomes simpler.  Although…Continue

BREXIT IS UPON US

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Robert McCarthy Jan 15, 2020. 1 Reply

Brexit is coming.  The government have decided that the best bet for UK survival in the coming times of economic crisis will be to hang onto American coat tails rather than club together with Europeans to withstand the hurricane when it comes. I…Continue

Tags: crisis, economic, EU, Brexit

DOOM AND SMALL HOPE

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Aug 21, 2019. 6 Replies

I may be wrong. I am not an economist and even the experts cannot predict with certainty. However, as I have said before, I think we are on the brink of an economic crash. What is different about this crash is that we have not really recovered from…Continue

BREXIT - A POETIC APPRECIATION

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Massimo Tomassini Aug 11, 2019. 2 Replies

BREXITBrexit’s not a cereal to eat before your lunch; not a tasty, crispy treat that you can bite and crunch. Brexit is catastrophe that hits you in the wallet and if you are a business man you feel it like a bullet.It does not care for industry,…Continue

WOULDN'T IT BE NICE

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Massimo Tomassini Jul 3, 2019. 1 Reply

Wouldn’t it be nice to live in a world wherebig countries did not exploit and plunder weaker countrieswhen people have to leave their homes because of war, climate change or economic disaster, other people welcomed and helped themtorture and child…Continue

NOTES ON BRITISH POLITICAL PARTIES

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Dayamay Dunsby Jun 2, 2019. 3 Replies

The Brexit Party. This is the successor to the UK Independence Party. It is difficult to see UKIP ever becoming a significant force again while Nigel Farage leads the BP. However, despite its name, the BP is not a party, it is a business company.…Continue

SOME PESSIMISTIC THOUGHTS

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Feb 25, 2019. 2 Replies

It is notable how symptoms of social disintegration have been multiplying recently. The politics of the UK and of the USA have not been so turbulent for a long time; France is in the grip of rather chaotic public demonstrations the objective of…Continue

WHY THE BREXIT "NEGOTIATIONS" ARE A FIASCO

Started by David Brazier Jan 30, 2019. 0 Replies

A basic problem is that the British side is run by politicians and the European side by bureaucrats. As a sweeping generlisation, politicians do not mean what they say, are willing to vote tactically and to change allegiance when it suits whereas…Continue

TRICK OR TRUMP

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Jan 11, 2019. 2 Replies

Someone has asked me my opinion about the US government shutdown.Well, I have opinions, for what they are worth, about several aspects of this lamentable situation.1. Trump is not without justification. He campaigned on the issue of the wall. It was…Continue

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Comment by David Brazier on June 24, 2016 at 17:09

Responding to Annie's comment... I don't think that what I said is broadly inaccurate. It is generalised, of course, yes - what else could it be? However, I have been struck by the way that in the campaign there was hardly anything about the fundamental purpose of the EU which was to prevent war. How many people in Britain even know that the EU was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize? Very, very few.  The really big issues of alliance and international power were hardly ever mentioned by either side. Nearly all of the debate was about the economic prospects and immigration. Those on the leave side had more passion than those on the remain side. The latter were often somewhat apologetic. Almost nobody made speeches about the EU simply being a good thing. Of course, I am not saying this lack of understanding applies without exception to every English or British person - that would be silly.

Comment by Annie Parry on June 24, 2016 at 10:35
David ( my previous comment didn't 'take' so attempting another).I find your judgemental generalised and therefore innately in accurate comments " The British .. The English..., provocative and .. coming from you ... almost as shocking as the result. Many of us unhappily anticipated it... as living here we are attuned. Feeling sad - loss of Scotland. Potential damage to N. Ireland peace process .. all sorts of things.. allowing emotions to settle.. to regain clarity.
Comment by josephine jones on June 24, 2016 at 10:23

I am gutted this morning , i really thought we would remain . I am not big on politics but i know this is a bad move ..We should be united not divided. Thanks for the invite and i look forward to the discussions. 

Comment by David Brazier on June 24, 2016 at 10:04

The British, especially the English, do not understand the EU as being about peace and alliance, they understand it only in terms of money and immigration. I was shocked when I read the result. The British people will be shocked as the consequences become clear. Yes, a kind of karma.

Comment by Cécile Le Clercq on June 24, 2016 at 9:55

I too ...even betted with colleagues (!!!) on BREMAIN.... This truly democratic decision still comes as a shock... Whilts the voters decision is always right,one can wonder about the reasons that triggered that vote... We are entering terrae incognitae in both "sides"... Sad time. We need to try and make it a source for a positive change in the EU.

Comment by Mo Henderson on June 24, 2016 at 9:09
Thanks for the invite, just now I'm reflecting on what may be the consequences of what I think has been more a decision of rebellion against politics in Britain as opposed to a genuine decision on the global considerations. I think conditions which have come together are presently the 'tip of the iceberg' Is this a collective karmic consequence?
 

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