A WRITE ROYAL RANT
Firstly, allow me to thank you all for your continued support. Some of you will be aware of what I have said and reported on social media over the last month and some of you will not, this then is a chance to bring others 'up to speed' and to look and report in a little more detail at the past month.
Normally the time betwixt and between Winter Solstice and Vernal Equinox is the quietest time of year with only the celebration of Imbolc to mark the turning of the wheel.
Not so this season, as three things above all have kept me busy last month.
Firstly my involvement, and participation with, what we may broadly call, the Anti-Zoning movement. Secondly, my call for common sense above and against censorship, and thirdly matters appertaining to the Iron Steed.
Let us start at what may, in some ways be the most contentious.
I took part, (along with certain others) picture below from MSM, and thousands more, besides, in a March in Oxford. The first of many against the so called fifteen minute cities, and received my fair share of abuse and trolls on social media for doing so. The main argument being that which is how it is being 'Sold' to us by the Authorities as good for the environment, and how could a prominent Eco-Warrior take part in a march against such.
Photo MSM News
Well, I'm not going to go into great detail here, suffice to repeat what I put out on social media,
“We are opposed to the Zoning of our cities. which restricts movement and thereby the ability to assemble. The benefits of which (other than a source of revenue for the local authorities) are debatable, often adding time and distance onto already congested ring roads and thereby increasing rather than decreasing pollution.”
This campaign is ongoing and will effect every one of us as many other cities have signed up to this model which is intended to restrict vehicular movement but in the event of it's implementation will restrict our ability to travel without 'let nor hindrance' and impose financial restraints on movement, putting our right of assembly and right to roam in jeopardy. They will make it sound oh so reasonable, as is their way and many of us (the people) will buy into it, So standing up for such rights as are effected by this 'new fad' hitting our cities will become increasingly difficult as we are labelled Right wing petrol heads and worse, believe me, you would not wish to read what some folk called me for taking part.
Talking of fads, I was moved to pen a supplemental rant on social media and I repeat it here for your amusement. It seems we won this one, the publishers, I am told have now had a change of heart...
A write Royal Rant
Let's talk about writing, or more accurately Rewriting,
As if the rewriting of history was not bad enough with the removal of statues and renaming of Schools, roads, streets, lanes, and taken to its extreme, towns, cities and even countries, now there is an assault not only on fact but on fiction,
They now likened to the placing of graffiti on (and thereby changing the appearance of) a great work of art, re-write Ronald Dahl, and I quote;
Content deemed offensive, such as references to weight, mental health, violence, gender and race have been removed or rewritten to ensure Dahl's classics can be enjoyed by all children,
the publishers said.
When films are shown, it is often noted by the company transmitting, that they may reflect the views and language of their day, and as such may offend the sensibilities of those watching.
What next, rewrite Shakespeare ? Why stop there, I am sure that you could find offence everywhere you look. Are they now to rewrite The stories from the Holy scriptures ?
No they must stop trying to rewrite the past and sanitise, not even the world we live, or were born into, but the one our fathers and forefathers called home. The land of our Ancestors and the thoughts and dreams of humanity found in the artistic expression of the tales and stories they related to each other.
In this case I believe Fact, which may or may not be stranger, should not try to change Fiction, and both should be left in place and unaltered for future generations to learn by and make their own minds up about,
Keeping this show on the road;
A lot of time, effort, energy and funds has been spent keeping the trusty Iron Steed (now twenty five years old) on the road, Repairs, tax, insurance etc. Any assistance you can be with funding would be greatly appreciated as, all funds put aside for the deposit for the next General election have been completely depleted and without your continued assistance, we and I in particular would grind to a halt.
Blessings from the Front
© King Arthur Pendragon