These old Furlongs grew up and lived, loved, and worked in a different place, at a different time.
I write several blogs because
- I have to write – that’s what I DO.
- and some of my judgements on how strange life is nowadays, need to be kept ‘filed’ in different spaces.
But today, I will write, here, about why the old Furlongs are made of different stuff.
We are not ‘victims’ – never have been. We grew up in Africa, where there are REAL victims.
We experienced real stuff. Ugly stuff. Our ideas about life are different from most other people’s.
In the UK, people have it really good, whatever their colour, religion, gender, political leanings. OK, some things could and should be improved, but compared to real stuff in other countries – life is good here.
The west is going soft in the head. Victimhood is the IN. Every day someone finds another injustice to whine about.
Now, we’ve REALLY gone potty.
Robert Mugabe has been made the All-Africa Representative for the World Health Organisation’s ‘Smokefree’ initiative.
For God’s sake! What ARE people thinking! Robert Mugabe!
On his rise to power, he had a little trick to get voters.
Unless you voted FOR him, you’d get a hot coal pushed down your throat.
Imagine having a burning coal from your own fire/village fire, shoved down your throat, as you were pinned down by Mugabe thugs, because you were not a supporter.
Mugabe mustered up thousands and thousands of recanted supporters that way. You just have to do that once in one village, and the whole village is converted. But there are many, many villages in Africa, as you go about on your political campaign.
The deaths must have been terrible. Savage.
Do you think Mugabe gives a fuck about ‘Smokefree’ or ‘healthy’ Africa?
Mugabe’s role will be to encourage policies aimed at reducing peoples’ exposure to the main risk factors – tobacco and alcohol use, unhealthy diets and lack of exercise.
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