My Truth - my views on the issues of life by Matthew J Fletcher. These are of course all my own opinions, which fortunately i am still allowed to have so if you don't like them, i don't care, and neither should you. But i am always willing to engage in a flaming argument to back my beliefs. Having said that you should now read on.
Has humankind made anything that is visible from space
Yes, pollution, smoke from Forrest fires, but not construction. Off course this is all relative, 'space' is defined as a height greater than 200,000 feet, which is not that much, with a photo lens you can see your garden from that height.
What you cant do is see the 'Great Wall of China' from outer space, under my definition of a geosyncrious orbit, or 22,000 miles. You cant even see London which is 40 miles across, how could you see a wall 5 meters across ?.
Are we born equal ?
No, and so we should not be treated as such. All people have a different set of skills, some have none, its all part of the pseudo random nature of genetics. I was not born equal to you, and will never be so, therefore its wrong that i should be treated as an equal.
What's is the meaning of life ?
It should quite obvious to anyone that there is no meaning, there was no divine creation, no purpose to our existence. The raw chemical elements that combined to initiate the development of life had to intent on what it should be used for.
Are men and women equal ?
No, they are not, men are better. I prove this by recourse to 2 measurable categories, mental ability, and physical ability. The mental development of men and women is different at different ages, with women in the lead up to 16-18, and men after that. However over the lifetime of a person the mental ability is about the same. It should be noted that men have a large (in volume) brain, whereas women have more neural links, from this we cant see that women are running at a higher capacity, and men have more room for intellectual development than women.
In the other category of physical ability, men are genetically more able than most women, there are of course exceptions to every rule, but generally men are more able, this surely must be beyond dispute.
Do Aliens Exist ?
Yes, of course they do, its almost mathematically impossible that they do not. However i very much doubt that any of them have ever visited us. If they did don't you think that they would land in the middle of a major city, instead of some sectrect location.
The maths on which i place my faith is this, there are billions of stars in your galaxy, there are tens of millions of known galaxies. Each star may have a solar system and one or more inhabitable planets. So in order to be the only life (or even intelligent life) the probably is in the order of tens of billions to one. So the chances are there are millions of other civilisations out there, all we (or they) need to do find each other, which is much more difficult.
Is there a God ?
It seems to be that there so no such thing, if you believe in god you should also believe in the creation of all life on earth, which has been proved to be rubbish, evolution was and always will be the way.
However even if god did not create all life, what is he doing now, ? preventing poverty, stopping war, making everything wonderful and light. No there is as much suffering now as there has ever been, improvement to the social conditions of the population result from the hard work and un-selfishness of ordinary people, not some holy figure that waves his finger and makes everything right. I find it insulting to the people who have suffered to make things better for others, when religious people say it was gods work.
Are Microsoft Evil ?
I am not sure, but they are most defiantly highly delusionry. They seem to think that the removal of choice and the enforcement of there views is the way to go, and i admit there are some people who are really to stupid to make there own decisions, but most people can be educated to a standard where they can make an informed choice about what products they want with being brainwashed into what Microsoft thinks you want.
They would not be so bad if they made the most perfect products that have ever existed, but the objective truth is most of what they turn out is highly mediocre, except for there core products which are quite good. Its amazing that such a rich corporation should make worse products than a group of individuals working in there spare time and for free. Microsoft insult my and many other peoples intelligence, there idea of 'good enough' is not the same as mine. The most tragic thing is that the highly intelligent people working for Microsoft are being wasted, if left on there own i am sure each and every one of them would be good. However when put together they make rubbish, and force others to use it. I am to annoyed today any more, the whole situation aggravates me to much.
Is Eugenics Wrong ?
Eugenics is basically active evolution, the process by why we can improve ourselves by removing what is bad from our collective. In the good old days the proposed method was to kill off those people who were defective in some way. It all depends on where you draw the line, eugenics got a bad name because of the 'blue eyes and blonde hair' ideas of some messed up Germans, but the principle holds firm, and it is to improve the greater population, rather than any one individual.
I see no reason why a genetic filter be used to remove defects from the embryo, at conception, in this way all future offspring will be of a higher quality also, in this way we as a whole can improve the stock of our population, so we are no longer plagued by genetic illness, disease and other nasty afflictions of our time.
Is Censorship Wrong ?
I think for adults there is very little justification for censorship, infact i would go as far to say that it is against the idea of free speech and/or expression. There is a well proven case for the protection of juveniles, but for adults the prohibition of certain images or ideas is quite wrong. So what if its, porn, rape, torture, murder or whatever its something that happens, something that you could do if you want so why should you not be allowed to show that ?
Basic Human Rights ?
As i know it, every person has the right, to food, shelter, security and the moon on a stick. Since when, ok because i happen to live in a rich and civilised country that can afford me such things, which is nice. But can i really expect them ?, i don't think so i am of the view that you only have the rights you earn, if you work hard and productively then you get a lavish pension, if you don't then you wont. Why is it a right to have clean drinking water ?, its only a right if someone made it clean through there own hard work, and gave it to you. Its not a right its a privilege as is free speech and the suchlike, now i think everyone should have these privileges but that's what they are, not rights.
War Crimes/Criminals ?
War is not some silly little game that can be played by rules, ok so little regional wars can be played by the book, but a real war where the looser ceases to exist, and the winner takes all are not fought by rules. In the game of killing until one side runs out of people, whether you play fair or not does not matter. The killing of civilians is part of a modern war, for it is they who sustain it, an army will never win anything if it is not supported by the population. By far the quickest way to end a war is not to attack the army but the source of your opponents strength, or its population.
So what if unarmed people are killed, they make weapons that kill others. If you want to settle a war without suffering you may as well play chess instead. The more horrific a war is the less likely people are to think that it is an effective way of solving problems.
Not yet,.. its annoys me to much.
This may be well out of place, for a silly teeny bopper style, American highschool vampire killing style show. But the secret to the quality of this program is that it does not have any, they are fully aware of the facts of what they churn out, is basically based on a load of pants. However despite the presence of several pouting female youths, they have a go at all the 'current' issues. I recommend it, even if i do seem to have a, buffy, killing, vamp, innocent youth type fetish. You might even like to try my own website about buffy
Free Software & the GPL ?
The Free Software Foundation and the General Public Licence (GPL), is a simple document that states that if software is given away as free, you cannot charge for that software, nor may and part of that software be used in another product that is going to be sold. People have accused the head of the FSF Richard Stalman, of being a communist, because he doesn't want people to profit from other peoples free work. I agree with him totally, as i give all my software away for free, but i wouldn't want someone to sell my work for there own profit.
Profit Vs People ?
There are some companies and individuals who have more money then they can ever spend, so they just plan to give it away (my example is Bill Gates), so the question is why keep collecting it ? I don't know, it must be pure greed, it cant be business sense because with that much spare capital you could dramatically drop pries and so kill all commercial competition. You have to ask yourself at what point does profit or money in the bank become worthless, is it a million ?,a billion ? ,a trillion ?,a quadrillion ?,a quintillion ?,a sextillion ?,a septillion ?,a octillion ?,a nonillion ?,a decillion ?,a undecillion ?,a duodecillion ?,a tredecillion ?,a quattuordecillion ?,a quindecillion ?,a sexdecillion ?,a septendecillion ?,a octodecillion ?,a novemdecillion ?,a vigintillion ?, i mean its all just silly money, it serves no purpose to keep collecting it all, wealth is nothing if you cant spend it.
This subject really cuts me, i cant see the case on which the Anti-Euthanasia people come from, its your own life you can do with it whatever you want, if you want it to end its up to you and no one else. So what if its classed as murder, your doing it to yourself and on one has any authority to stop you or even question your own views. It seems insane that in this ultimate extension of your powers as an individual you can be denied the rights to do whatever you want to yourself.
This another subject that does not seem to be based on any sense or reason but instead plain reactionary policies. An unborn child is the responsibility of the parents, more so the mother, no one else has any right to say anything against there will. Any suggestion that abortion is murder is just stupid, because until a child and live on its own, without external help (i.e. up to 2 months before birth), it would die anyway if removed.
Racism ? / Sexism ? / Ageism ?
Here we are in the year 2001 and political correctness has overcome all sense of reason. We have people suing our national services because they feel they been overlooked because of there age, race or sex, and why not, i don't want a 90 year old lifeguard that could not save me or a female policewoman who will be hurt in a fight or stupid rules of proportional representation in the armed forces / police or any organisation. It is totally inappropriate to stipulate that 8% (or whatever) of any organisation must have a different skin colour to the others, just because it matches the number of that skin colour in the national or regional population. What kind of madness is this.
Of course it is also quite inappropriate to think that because someone is diffrent than you they are not as good. They might not be, but the assumption cannot be made.
Pastor Martin Niemöller
There are several versions of the well-known statement attributed to the German anti-Nazi activist, Pastor Martin Niemöller, this is one of the most potent statements made about how mankind treats each other. Unfortunately it also one of the most abused with many people modifying it to there own ends. This is however blatant deception and nothing more, what makes it worse is that it is often accredited to Pastor Niemöller.
Here is one of the most famous, many others exist with the order of the statements re-arranged to satisfy the personal creed of the particular group they wish to represent.
First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the communists and I did not speak out because I was not a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me and by then there was no one left to speak out for me.
However the exact text of what Martin Niemöller said, and which appears in the Congressional Record, 14, October 1968, page 31636, is:
When Hitler attacked the Jews I was not a Jew, therefore I was not concerned.
And when Hitler attacked the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned.
And when Hitler attacked the unions and the industrialists, I was not a member of the unions and I was not concerned.
Then Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church and there as nobody left to be concerned.
Much more information about Pastor Niemöller can be found at the following webpages, so you should be allowed to make your own mind up instead of having someone else tell you.
Who Was Martin Niemöller?
Martin Niemöller: The Resistance (1892-1984)