jusummerhayes (jusummerhayes) wrote,

Bloody politics

“Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”

Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species

Good morning Livejournal.

How is everyone today?


My mood has lifted slightly but I’m still struggling -- if that’s the right word -- with the ineptitude of the political class, who, unless I’m mistaken, seem to care more about their needs than the people they serve.

(Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me.)

JUST GET ON WITH IT, i.e. invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and start talking to our neighbours about what you want and what they’re prepared to offer.

But I’m stupid for (a) expecting them to change and (b) to do something I expect. Still, we can look forward to not one but two leadership challenges over the coming weeks and months. Frankly, I don’t care who wins. I’m not Tory nor Labour. In fact, I’m not anything right now; if I had to vote it would be for the Green Party, not because of their policies -- I don’t know them -- but it’s where my heart is. Nature is sovereign, sacrosanct and deserving of a better place in our hearts (we’ll stop taking it for granted once it’s properly screwed).

I’m still writing my morning pages, writing my blog, posting the odd piece to LinkedIn but on the whole I still feel I need to get a grip of my creative self. I’m really hoping that once we’ve moved, I can buckle down and make some better decisions. One of them is going to be whether I keep working for the man, or I go out on my own. I’ve been gripped again by the work of Michael E. Gerber and I remain convinced that there’s a need for small business coaching which can scale. We’ll see. I don’t like to say too much but instead to let my action do the talking.

Anyway, enjoy your day and if you live outside the UK I’d wait a while before deciding on our fate. We may surprise you.

PS. I’m reading a wonderful Christian book at the moment called Slow Kingdom Coming by Kent Annan. Check it out if you get a chance.


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