Freedom of the skies, England but where?

Going through old photographs you really need points of references but I have none to hand and there are no clues for a small number of photographs that I took on the 30th of June 2013. We have an old calendar but that’s in storage. My best guess though is that this is in Buckinghamshire. Anyway, birds have what I call the freedom of the skies and in this instance, for a little while at least and with restrictions, so do one or two of us human primates.

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To be as free as a bird, freedom of the skies, Switzerland

Compared to some of the wonderful photos of birds that are seen on Twitter this one of a raptor of some kind (?) flying away from me in the distance in a completely blue sky taken with a puny lens isn’t very impressive. However, it means a lot to me and I hope it means a lot to you. This amazing creature, this product of evolution, is soaring high in its domain. It has the freedom of the skies and is part of a hugely diverse ecosystem. Unfortunately there are some very evil and they are evil, human primates who would kill it and who kill and also cage countless others. They murder them and they imprison them. Birds are not primates, they belong in the skies, they are entitled through millions of years of evolution to the freedom of the skies and to be part of functioning ecosystems. The human primate in the short space of this one interglacial period has done so much damage to this planet, it’s time that he was stopped.

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Frederick Douglass ╽Escaping Slavery – A Story Of Risk, Freedom & Triumph — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY

Today In History – Frederick Douglass is born on February 14th, 1818. He was a social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman after escaping from slavery in Maryland. Douglass became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in New York and Massachusetts. His work and anti-slavery writing became famous around the world. Note: Records are […]

Frederick Douglass ╽Escaping Slavery – A Story Of Risk, Freedom & Triumph — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY

Stolen childhood and futures

It’s 2021 and yet female children are still having their childhood and their futures stolen by being forced into being wives and mothers long before they should be and very often without it being their choice. They contribute, due to this inequality, to the extra 80,000,000 human babies born in the 366 days of 2020. An extra 10 Switzerlands of mouths to feed on this planet of limited resources. All effort must be made to rid human society of this evil and it is evil. Female children must have access to a full education and the rights to choose how they live their lives and to contraception, family planning and abortion. The female gender must be recognised as the equal of the male gender. Unfortunately, it appears that the current pandemic is making things worse for females and some of the progress made during recent years is now being reversed, https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-report-illustrates-leap-forward-girls-education-over-past-25-years-now-threatened-1#:~:text=Press%20release-,UNESCO%20report%20illustrates%20leap%20forward%20in%20girls’%20education%20over%20past,now%20threatened%20by%20Covid%2D19&text=A%20UNESCO%20report%20released%20on,and%20secondary%20education%20since%201995..

Member of the human race, a nationalist or both?

I’m indelibly stamped British. I grew up and I was fortunate to grow up in a country that had at the time a free health care system that was a world leader. My schooling despite some wonderful teachers left something to be desired but I continued to learn and still do through my adult life. Although the country has been involved in wars, many unnecessarily so, I have not had to take part. Do I know what it means to be British? Not particularly. You could point to a map and say roughly what Britain is but then you would find places like the Falklands that controversially are part of Britain. Do I know what it means to be human? I think I know more about that than I do about being a person of a particular country that involves drawing imaginary lines on the planet’s surface.

I’m one of those followers of Recent African Origin where my ancestors like those of everyone else, walked out of Africa and therefore we have a common human origin. On that basis I treat everyone the same with the caveat that if you look down on other humans as being lesser than you then you are no friend of mine. It’s my personal belief that I’m a human first and a British national for the sake of convenience second. I also believe that if we are to solve the great problems of the world that we need to teach people that being human is more important than their nationality. The physical processes that govern the planet do not recognise our imaginary lines of division. The big bad wolf of climate change is going to come knocking at your door no matter on which part of the planet you live.

So where am I going with this? Well it’s about joining the dots again. In the 366 days of 2020 the Earth’s population grew by the equivalent of ten Switzerlands, 80,000,000 people. How anyone can still think that the equivalent population size of Switzerland can be added every five weeks or so without destroying our life support systems is beyond me. Knowing this look at this story where at the same time the nation of South Korea is worried about not enough births and here lies the problem for me of nationalism. A good friend of mine, English, married a South Korean girl but it is still not the done thing apparently. So when are we going to get past this ridiculous limitation? South Korean men and women should be free to marry who they want but for that to happen we need everyone to recognise our humanity first and our nationality second, if at all. Here’s the article, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-55526450.