The Sadness of Feminism

25/05/2014

Feminsts

For the last hour or so I’ve been reading about the horrific story of Elliot Rodger and his warped views on the world which resulted in him going on a killing spree. I was going to write about that incident today but then I got side tracked by the feminist frenzy it has caused. It appears that Elliot Rodger’s actions and the reasoning behind it has caused a reaction very much similar to when some meat is thrown into the lions. It appears that the damaged mind of one sick individual is now concrete evidence that all men across the globe are masochist’s who show nothing but misogyny towards women. I’ve been reading all the comments and been quite disturbed in some cases, it’s as if some of these women live in a world where women like Joanna Dennehy don’t exist. They seem to forget that women sometimes commit heinous crimes too.

Before we go on I will make it clear and be perfectly honest and say feminists are not my favourite type of people. I often find them to be very narrow minded and sometimes ignorant. To me they often come across as very bitter souls that seem to be very miserable and devoid of love, for what reasons I do not know. But in saying that it doesn’t mean I have a problem with a woman being a feminist. If you want to be hairy, be hairy. If you don’t want to wear a bra then don’t wear one. But don’t have a bee in your bonnet because the world doesn’t bow down to your feet because you do these things. Feminists often accuse men of hating women but it often appears that the boot is on the other foot in that it is these women who actually hate men.

 SlutWalks

Slut Walk

I found the “SlutWalks” of a couple of years ago to be a particularly confusing and embarrassing women protest. I fully understand the reasoning behind it, what Officer Michael Sanguinetti said was obscene. Nobody should be raped full stop, clothes should not even enter the equation. But to me these protests were self-degrading for women as they went on marches in protest of all us men who are “pigs”. For me it was just another example of the narrow-mindedness of feminists, that men just see women as sexual objects. Do we not live in a world where the standard procedure on hen night is for a stripper to visit? Do women not buy calendars of buff men with no clothes on as a bit of “eye candy”?

You see when it comes to sex and loose morals it works both ways. I could tell you a tale or two about women who are “pigs” too, like a married woman I know who had sex in the toilet of a bar with a man before going home to sleep in her maritial bed with her husband. Like the women I know who told her boyfriend she was going for a week away with her girls but went to Spain with another man. If you do a quick Google search of “Female teacher arrested” you will find that there is a small crisis within our schooling system of female teachers engaging in sexual relationships with their young students. If you read books like My Secret Garden by Nancy Friday you will find that most women are just as sexual as men.

Misguided

It all boils down to that burning question that is a favourite of feminists, are women sexualised in our society? Without a doubt the answer to this question is yes, but this sexualisation applies to men just as much as it does to women. There is a war on society being waged through our culture, our culture is being destroyed and as a result so are our morals. It is quite ironic that the last post on my blog before any of these events happened was titled Rediscovering Lost Values. It is at this point where I feel most feminists are misguided, they fail to see that culture is manipulated and as such they play a big role in a divide and conquer tactic that is detrimental to human relations. Women want equality and it was only last week I was writing about Emmeline Pankhurst. But the thing with equality is that women have it now, it is no longer the 19th century where women are voiceless in the kitchen. It appears that like some gay rights activists, some feminists are fighting a battle that has already been won. Women now have the same rights as men and are excelling in the world. Now I know what all the hardcore defenders of feminism that read this are going to come back at me with, they are going to say not all women have rights and some are still oppressed in the world. That would be true but it can’t be denied that the majority of women in the Western world are free to do as they please.

I’m not a man that hates women, I love women. Although I’ve got no kids I imagine Will Smith was right when he said that he believes a man and a woman raising a family together is the purest form of happiness we can experience. But of course the family is under attack, women no longer want to be mothers, they would much prefer to climb that career ladder only to find it doesn’t offer the fulfilment they thought it would. I am 24 years old and single and the reason for this is because it is a very difficult to be a young man at this moment in time, Chris Rock was right when he said I feel sorry for the guys that gotta pick a wife out of this bunch. Believe it or not, despite what you constantly see on TV most men don’t want sluts, men want women who are ladies. Men want a woman who is going to be strong and loyal and the problem lies in that the modern young women is not a very nice person. She is self-centred, she is shallow and she is superficial. To find a young woman who you can have an intellectual conversation with that doesn’t revolve around fake TV shows, celebrities or fashion is very hard thing to do today. This no doubt applies to most modern men too and it is this chasm between men and women that is creating people like Elliot Rodger.

Human Needs

The point of today’s post is to try and balance the books because I’ve been getting pretty sick and tired of reading toxic spiel about men being evil monsters that lack respect. Some men are monsters yes, just like some women are. But in most cases mens needs are very basic and they are just the same as a woman’s needs; love, care and attention.

But of course in the modern world these things are seen as soft and weak. Men and women move around with their guard constantly up, nobody wants to expose themselves and become emotionally attached to another person because we live in a world of increasingly loose morals in which there is a high chance that you are going to get hurt. And when a person gets hurt on a deep soul level the pain can last for a very long time, in order to avoid this pain we are often once bitten twice shy. This is why we have a nation of men and women who see each other as the enemy and denounce each other as all being the same when it comes to immoral behaviour. It is this wedge being driven between man and woman that is the source of so many of the personal problems that people face today. My own personal opinion is that women who base their outlook on how men treated women in the 19th century serve no purpose other than causing further fragmentation.

“There are no people of colour problems, no ethnic problems, no women problems, no poverty problems…there are only human problems, and these problems can be solved because these problems have to do with what everyone wants in life.” – Jacque Fresco

If you feel I’ve misunderstood what it means to be a women in the modern world then please feel free to share your thoughts.

This article is authored by Lee Cooper

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The Difference Between Sympathy and Facts

02/05/2014

Yesterday I wrote down my views on drugs and addiction to which I have received mixed feedback, some people agree with my views whilst some misunderstood them. I don’t have to defend what I say to anybody but today I will explain the reasoning behind my views. Firstly I will reiterate something I have said in the past, the overall aim of this blog is to share my thought provoking opinions in order to raise awareness towards the things happening in the world that receive very little attention. Will my thoughts please everyone? No. Do I claim that my thoughts and opinions are always right? No. And without sounding like an arrogant dick I don’t write for popularity and I don’t write to please anybody. I write about whatever I feel is an important issue at that particular moment in time and I write whatever comes to my head because this is my platform to share MY thoughts. I am just a man sharing his thoughts and I don’t pretend to be anything other than that.

The case of Peaches Geldof took a turn for me yesterday from the obsession of celebrities to the problem of drugs and addiction. I said how the whole incident has brought to the surface a pet hate of mine, that Peaches was a victim of the disease of addiction. I said  I saw one tweet that said addiction is not a lifestyle choice but a cruel disease. Then I said in my eyes this is completely incorrect, substance addiction comes as a result of your lifestyle CHOICES. I said I understand that addiction is a huge problem but like I saw somebody else say, you don’t get addicted to heroin out of the blue. Then I shared this passage from a previous post of mine:

“In recent weeks I have written about accountability with the focus being directed mainly at the police and other government institutions. Today I’m going to be shining the light on us and how in our cynical society it is becoming all too easy to just blame other people for things which we should be taking some personal responsibility for. This line of thought started for me this week when I read an article in The Guardian by Russell Brand which says Phillip Seymour Hoffman is another victim of extremely stupid drug laws. Wrong. Phillip Seymour Hoffman was the victim of his own choices and actions.

It doesn’t matter what laws are in force regarding any aspect of life the final consequence is always going to be as a result of the choices you make and the action you take. In the case of Mr Hoffman if you choose to be a drug user then prepare for the possibility you will self destruct. Russell’s argument in this case is that we don’t treat drug users correctly. I’m sure if Mr Hoffman wanted it all the help in the world would have been available to him. But we are going off topic, I’m not going to enter that debate of how to treat drug addicts today because it’s a whole different can of worms which I’m not really qualified to comment on. If you have read any of my previous articles or listened to any of my radio shows you will know I am as informed as anyone on the whole “War on Drugs” and the prison for profit business. I know people who have died from drug abuse, I’ve witnessed drug abuse with my own eyes but what I’m talking about today is personal responsibility.

I have very little sympathy for Phillip Seymour Hoffman, if it wasn’t for the fact he has left behind fatherless children I would have none at all. This may sound a little harsh but Mr Hoffman was successful at what he did, he had the world in the palm of his hand to do anything he wanted and he CHOSE heroin which he would have known leads to addiction. It was this choice that has led to his early demise and in the wise words from the film A Bronx Tale there is nothing more tragic in life than wasted talent.

There is a huge drug problem in this country and across the world, extending beyond illegal drugs to include prescription drugs. But with drugs it is all about personal choice, you would have to grow up under a rock to not know what lies at the end of the substance abuse road. Most people take drugs as a release, some people take them to purposely self destruct because their lives have just become so unbearable due to one personal tragedy to the next. But the bottom line always remains the same, people become addicted to drugs because they choose to take them. When I want release I will read a good book because I know the outcome of this activity will be constructive and not destructive. You don’t need laws to deal with book addictions do you, who was the last person to die because of stupid anti-book laws?”

A few people say these views are insensitive, they are not insensitive they are the truth. My views stem from a universal outlook and not the lower level of social groupthink. It is a FACT that people are responsible for their actions, therefore if they take substances that is known to destroy lives then they have brought upon themselves everything that comes their way. But before we continue let’s clear one thing up, I never commented on addiction itself because I am not qualified to do so. I talked about the choices and decisions that come before addiction. The choices are very simple with drugs, do them or don’t do them, say yes or say no. Yesterday I quoted Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five and today I am going to do it again:

“A million magic crystals, painted pure and white, a multi-million dollars almost overnight. Twice as sweet as sugar, twice as bitter as salt and if you get hooked baby it’s nobody else’s fault, so don’t do it!”

Yesterday I had quite a lengthy debate with a person who questioned my stance on this topic because it wasn’t sympathetic enough, that I over simplified the issue of choices. They countered that some people aren’t always able to make the “right” choices due to mental health issues, trauma, poverty, culture and lack of opportunities. They seemed to think that I don’t understand how circumstances dictate what choices people have, I understand that just as good as anybody else. I’m fully aware that bad environments often result in bad choices. But when somebody is offered a pill, a spliff, a line or a needle it is still down to that person to say yes or no, unless somebody has a gun to their head and is forcing them to take it.

Everybody has the opportunity to make the right choice, whether they do or don’t is up to that person.  Granted it is harder for some but it is never impossible. If I have over simplified the issue then in my eyes that is a good thing because when you break life down to its core elements it is actually very simple, it is ourselves that make life complicated. It is just as easy for somebody to get themselves to the library and better themselves than it is for them to shoot up and go down the path of oblivion. It is down to each individual to be a product of their environment or to be all they can be, it is very rare that a person comes from complete destitution and a place of absolutely no hope, people always have options regardless of circumstances.

In a futile attempt to try and belittle my side of the argument the person I was debating with said “It’s not that easy. It might be for you, but just because it was to you doesn’t mean it is the same for everyone.” This only validates my point that some laws are universal, people’s emotions or state of mind do not affect how they work. If you throw something up in the air, it is going to come back down because of the law of gravity. If you touch a fire you will get burnt because of the law of heat. It has been that easy for me to stay clear of drugs because I obey the universal law of cause and effect. If you read books you will become smart, if you take heroin you will become a junkie. I chose the path I took in life and, other than alcohol at the weekend, I have avoided drugs at all costs. Whilst I was out with my friends on the weekends they were spending their money on cocaine and my money was being saved for a trip around Europe that saw me visit Barcelona, Ibiza, Madrid, Bilbao, Lyon, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Milan, Verona, Venice, Naples, Cassino, Rome, Genoa and Turin as well as countless other towns and villages.

The argument of circumstances doesn’t work with me because I am no fortunate son born into privilege, I am from a council estate raised by a single mother. The place I am from is surrounded by drugs and the opportunities are none. Here is a headline from an incident that happened in a house on the street next to mine around ten years ago, this is the environment my views on life were formed: “Pair deny killing man found cut up” (http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/pair-deny-killing-man-found-1194209).

We all make mistakes, growing up I was a bit of a nuisance myself at times.  When I was 16 and still at school I was arrested for being drunk and disorderly after a Friday night of drinking on the streets with my friends. The mistake was made but I didn’t think I am going to become a helpless alcoholic who is always in trouble with the police, I thought last night I made a huge mistake and fucked up big time. My aim was to use my mistake as a lesson to learn from and to make sure it never happened again, which it didn’t.

If there is one thing the people of this country are addicted to then it is the victim mentality and the people who don’t like hearing this the most are the people who like to portray themselves as victims. If people want to argue against people being responsible for their actions then who do we blame? God? The Government? The weather? The alignment of the planets?

Sure the Government creates social conditions that can be very hard to overcome, especially if you are born at the bottom of the pile like I was. But you don’t sit back and wallow in your misery or self destruct at the first available opportunity, you fight twice as hard as everybody else to get to where you want to be in life. There is a distinct lack of personal responsibility in this country and when people aren’t responsible for their actions then chaos ensues. People know drugs destroy lives, we are taught about drugs at school, we see how drugs are portrayed on TV, in the centre of our cities we walk past homeless people with limbs missing from drug abuse, the damage that drugs do is everywhere to see and the simple fact of the matter is that people do them anyway. People don’t like me saying these things because it is a sign of strength which is the complete opposite of the weak victim mentality.

That is not to say I don’t think people who have made mistakes and are suffering from drug dependency should be castrated for their mistakes and be hung out to dry. Like I have admitted the treatment of drug addicts is something beyond my knowledge. If people are struggling and their life is blighted by addiction they should get all the help they can to become healthy again. The funny thing about the people who have disagreed with my outlook on drug abuse and say I am wrong is that they seem to fail to recognise the fact that I am a healthy and fully functioning productive member of society who is not dependent on any substances and takes zero medication. An old saying of the proof is in the pudding comes to mind.

This article is authored by Lee Cooper

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Peaches Geldof and The Disappearance of Faux Grief

01/05/2014

Well, well, well what a difference an inquest and the word Heroin makes. The legion of broken hearted “fans” have soon changed their tune from just a few weeks ago when Peaches sadly passed away. The bleeding hearts have suddenly dried up and “Peaches gets no sympathy from me” is now the sentiment of the moment. She has gone from “best mother in the world” to a junkie who got high whilst being solely in charge of her two young children. So I was right in saying the grief the nation showed was faux, I was right because true grief comes from love and the loss of that love when someone you care for deeply leaves you. And the magic about love is that if you truly love someone then you do so no matter what mistakes they make.

The fact that Peaches died of a heroin overdose will have no impact on those truly grieving her loss. I noticed there was no national outpouring of grief for the teacher, wife and mother who was murdered in her classroom this week, a woman who clearly cherished life and spent 40 years teaching others. But of course her mother didn’t die of an overdose and we didn’t “know” her so it was only natural we did not mourn her like we do with “celebrities”.

Of course the media are loving it, they can continue the circus with the added bonus of “she died like her mum”. This whole incident has brought to the surface a little pet hate of mine, the idea that Peaches was a victim of the disease of addiction. I saw one tweet that said Addiction is not a lifestyle choice but a cruel disease. In my eyes this is completely incorrect, substance addiction comes as a result of your lifestyle CHOICE. Now don’t get me wrong here I understand that addiction is a huge problem but like I saw somebody say today, you don’t get addicted to heroin out of the blue. Earlier in the year I wrote this regarding my views on addiction:

“In recent weeks I have written about accountability with the focus being directed mainly at the police and other government institutions. Today I’m going to be shining the light on us and how in our cynical society it is becoming all too easy to just blame other people for things which we should be taking some personal responsibility for. This line of thought started for me this week when I read an article in The Guardian by Russell Brand which says Phillip Seymour Hoffman is another victim of extremely stupid drug laws. Wrong. Phillip Seymour Hoffman was the victim of his own choices and actions.

It doesn’t matter what laws are in force regarding any aspect of life the final consequence is always going to be as a result of the choices you make and the action you take. In the case of Mr Hoffman if you choose to be a drug user then prepare for the possibility you will self destruct. Russell’s argument in this case is that we don’t treat drug users correctly. I’m sure if Mr Hoffman wanted it all the help in the world would have been available to him. But we are going off topic, I’m not going to enter that debate of how to treat drug addicts today because it’s a whole different can of worms which I’m not really qualified to comment on. If you have read any of my previous articles or listened to any of my radio shows you will know I am as informed as anyone on the whole “War on Drugs” and the prison for profit business. I know people who have died from drug abuse, I’ve witnessed drug abuse with my own eyes but what I’m talking about today is personal responsibility.

I have very little sympathy for Phillip Seymour Hoffman, if it wasn’t for the fact he has left behind fatherless children I would have none at all. This may sound a little harsh but Mr Hoffman was successful at what he did, he had the world in the palm of his hand to do anything he wanted and he CHOSE heroin which he would have known leads to addiction. It was this choice that has led to his early demise and in the wise words from the film A Bronx Tale there is nothing more tragic in life than wasted talent.

There is a huge drug problem in this country and across the world, extending beyond illegal drugs to include prescription drugs. But with drugs it is all about personal choice, you would have to grow up under a rock to not know what lies at the end of the substance abuse road. Most people take drugs as a release, some people take them to purposely self destruct because their lives have just become so unbearable due to one personal tragedy to the next. But the bottom line always remains the same, people become addicted to drugs because they choose to take them. When I want release I will read a good book because I know the outcome of this activity will be constructive and not destructive. You don’t need laws to deal with book addictions do you, who was the last person to die because of stupid anti-book laws?”

Drugs are indeed a huge problem throughout the world, is was reported today on RT that Heroin production has hit record levels in Afghanistan. There is also a huge difference in how we treat drugs depending on social status, if Peaches Geldof was poor and uneducated then the calls of her being a “smack head” would be endless. Could you imagine if a Jeremy Kyle guest overdosed on Heroin whilst looking after her kids, the nation would be outraged. It was also announced today that Toronto Mayor has admitted he has a drug problem and will step down from his role as Mayor to seek help. If he was a poor person with no connections he would be sent to jail, it reminded me of the lyrics to the song Whitelines by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five:

“A street kid gets arrested, gonna do some time, he got out three years from now just to commit more crime. A businessman is caught with 24 kilos, he’s out on bail and out of jail and that’s the way it goes.”

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 I guess the message of today’s blog is we need to stop being fickle and tackle these problems head on until they are problems no more. Just remember that everything in this world is all about money. Wars, Drugs, Prisoners, Newspapers that need a story to sell copies, these are all things with vested interests in the misery that is so predominant throughout our world. Instead of lapping up the constant bad news have a think about what you can do to help make a change for the better.

This article is authored by Lee Cooper

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The Mis-Education of An Entire Nation

28/04/2014

These days I find that not many things shock me, but today was one of the days when a story breaks through the barriers and touches my emotions. It was the story that 61 year old Anne Maguire, a teacher at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds was stabbed to death by a 15 year old male pupil. It’s a truly shocking and tragic story on so many levels. From the human level it is tragic that this woman who will no doubt have children and grandchildren set off to work this morning with the usual Monday blues oblivious that she would be murdered by one of her pupils. She would never make it home or see her family ever again, heart-breaking.

It is tragic that this event even happened, it should be a wakeup call to the profoundly sick society we live in, it highlights the problems of a country that is on a rapid descent to the bottom. It is tragic that this story will produce five minutes of outrage before the media sweeps it under the carpet for it to be forgotten about. As it stands the story hasn’t had much impact on twitter, it hasn’t trended yet but the stories of Max Clifford, Kevin Phillip’s retiring, Chelsea and Liverpool and Dani Alves eating a banana are hot topics. There is no instant outpouring of grief like there was a few weeks ago when the world learnt that Peaches Geldof had passed away, it seems people need to be famous for death to be heart wrenching.

From what I’ve read online so far the media is also trying to downplay the incident, Det. Supt Simon Beldon, of West Yorkshire Police has described the stabbing as an “isolated incident” and said there was “no on-going risk to pupils or staff…the situation is under control and officers, including safer schools officers and members of the local neighbourhood policing team, are currently at the school and are liaising closely with staff.” He also said “parents of pupils at the school should not attend the site unless directly requested to do so by the school and the rest of the school in continuing to operate as normal.” How on earth can a school continue to operate as normal when a member of its staff has been stabbed to death by a pupil? The media is reporting on this incident with no human emotions, just generic terms used when reporting increasingly common tragedies like this one

This incident highlights something we all seemingly want to ignore as we live our celebrity and consumer filled lives, it highlights that there is something fundamentally wrong with this country. On Twitter I’ve already seen some people asking for Metal Detectors to be set up at schools as a result of today’s event, this is the complete wrong way to deal with this. That is treating a symptom and not the cause, that is adapting yourself to the problems instead of eradicating them.

There shouldn’t be metal detectors at schools because in a world that is sane there should be absolutely zero chance of a teacher, or pupil, being stabbed to death. It is the conditions that produce people capable of these barbaric acts that need to be addressed. For me it is very concerning that so many people are all too willing to just view these type of incidents as the new normal and they are to just be expected. This is just another incident to add to the long list of issues that our current government fails to address. This morning, before this tragic incident happened, I posted on Twitter the picture below with this caption ‘Something to bear in mind as our managers aka politicians try to refinance the country through needless austerity’:

Business Men Believes

Every aspect of public life in this country is a shambles; our “democratic” representative system, our education system, our transport system, our tax system, the list is endless. What we have been seeing in the past few years is the results of 30 years of bad management and bad policies. These bad decisions have real life consequences but in the two tier society being created the consequences are spilt, the consequences of mortgage fraud by banks are good for the bankers and everybody on board the gravy train but bad for everybody else. Extortionate prices for everything you buy are good for the “Capitalists” that own everything but bad for everybody else. You can think of hundreds of examples of these types of injustices.

Politicians, especially the bunch of silver spoons in power, are so far out of touch with reality it is unreal. A small but very powerful example would be that In 2008 David Cameron said Eton Rifles by The Jam was one of his favourite songs and that he and his cadet buddies thought it was a good drinking song, I don’t think he could miss the message any more if he tried.

It may seem to be all too easy to point the finger of blame at Government but in a world of centralised power the Government and it’s minsters are exactly where responsibility lies. We are currently living through a class war in which not many people seem to be all that interested, especially the people who are on the side that is getting pummelled. The following text is from a radio show I did on 22/12/2013:

“I was going to have a review of the year tonight but I’m going to do that next week. On Wednesday a friend of mine lost sadly lost his brother to a drug overdose, aged 26 years old. It was a shock to everyone and terrible news. And this happened the same week in which Peter Hitchin’s arrogantly and ignorantly claimed that addiction is fantasy on national TV. And just why do comments like this rile me? Because like on so many issues these middle and upper class “intellects” deal only in theory, they go to university and they study economic theory or political theory, they theorise on things they have never experienced first-hand and have no idea what it is like to live that way.

The street I grew up on is on a council estate and what I want to examine tonight is the difference between two people who grew up on the same street. One is now dead, aged 26 years old, his life now over, wasted with no chance to rectify his mistakes. The other is on the radio talking about politics, economics and trying to help bring change to the world. Now I’m in no way comparing myself in an egotistical way but it’s as big a contrast as you can get really and I can tell you exactly what made all the difference in our paths and our choices. The difference is education and guidance.  You see my friend and his brothers up until their teens were brought up in care and come from an unstable home and thus lacked guidance. They did not take school seriously, mainly because they saw the education system failed them. I went to a school called South Chadderton and if you go on Google and type in classroom from hell South Chadderton you will see an article from the Daily Mirror in 2007 which describes pretty much the typical classroom in a state school, and I imagine its only got worse since then. I learnt very little in school and I myself didn’t take it seriously.(http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/inside-hells-classroom-1641380)

But how do our rulers and the upper class get educated? Well they go to the finest schools money can buy and they have mentors, a key word there, mentors. People of experience who guide them and train them on the ways of the world. All this takes place whilst the masses are receiving just enough education to perform. The rulers are taught how to rule and the masses are taught how to sit down and shut up, they are indoctrinated on how to serve. I’m not supposed to talk about the things I talk about on this show, I’m not supposed to know about them! Coming from a council estate I’m supposed to get trapped in the pitfalls of drinks and drugs that surround the place, I’m supposed to be mind fucked by celebrities and football. I’m not supposed to care about social injustice or systematic corruption, I’m not supposed to question the validity of our whole economic model. What we have is a system of oppression that we will explore as the show continues tonight.

My friends brother was a bit of a rogue, he was often in trouble with the police for petty things mainly fuelled by drink, he was a chav as people love to label poor people nowadays. But he was not a bad person, he made mistakes and at the end of the day he was a victim of his environment. The people of this nation are desensitised about the plight of these poor people because of hideous shows like Jeremy Kyle which parade and mock these people, they exploit their low education and make a spectacle out of them. We hate the poor and admire the greed of the wealthy. My friend has lost his brother and his mum has lost a son, they are going through heartbreak and they have lost someone they will never be able to replace. Real human emotions that we all have regardless of our social standing. Here’s a quote from Joe Rogan:

“It’s real simple, if you get an unlucky roll of the dice and are born into a poor family in a poor area then guess what, you’re fucked. You’ve got to figure a way out of that some way or another but the odds are long against you. And this is a real travesty”

How true that is, this is a vicious cycle that is only getting worse,  it’s time to start caring before we regress to a point of no return.”

As today’s events show I was right when I said I assume things have only gotten worse since my time in the education system. Teaching is a noble profession, I admire people who want to dedicate their lives to the service of educating future generations but at the same time why anyone would want to become a teacher today is beyond me. Until we change things there are only going to be more incidents like the tragedy today. My heart goes out to the family of Anne Maguire who should never have lost her life today, I just hope we can change our ways and address our problems before more innocent lives are lost.

This article is authored by Lee Cooper

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Negotiate Whilst Advancing: Smoke and Mirrors

24/04/2014

A few years ago I read a book called The 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene and in recent months it has proved to be a helpful guide on life. I read it for this very reason, as a lesson on how the game of life is played. It warned me of many things; the hordes of passive aggressive people that we meet daily, the ones who smile to your face but would not think twice about stabbing you in the back to achieve their goals. It highlighted the ruthless ways of those who play to win. But most importantly it taught me how to spot things for how they are, how to separate the wheat from the chaff so to speak.

Tonight I recorded my final podcast for a while, I would say it was an interview but it was more like a chat  with a friend of mine about a possible solution to our problems called The Reset1. And solutions are what we are so desperately in need of. Despite some people being unable to recognise it we are fighting a very important battle at the moment. In our chat tonight the Mayan Calendar cropped up and from my understanding from what I’ve read about this particular subject the Mayans didn’t prophesise the end of the world but rather a shift in consciousness as we enter the Age of Aquarius. The prophecy is that a great battle between good and evil would ensue of which the final victor would be the ultimate fate of the world. This is something I could agree with and that is why I try to do good as much as I can because I know which side I want to be victorious.

When you break everything down to its core level that is what it all boils down to, what is right and wrong. Lies are wrong, Truth is right. Hate is wrong, Love is right. Murder is wrong, Healing is right. Stealing is wrong, Sharing is right. Selfishness is wrong, Caring is right. And so the list goes on and on. I feel the point where we are going wrong in life is that the principles of evil are the ones which are respected and adhered to in today’s society. We respect the men of money in this world regardless of what they did to get it, which is a great shame because 9 times out of 10 we know that the wealthy person is passive aggressive and did some ugly things to obtain their wealth, even if it is something seemingly insignificant like having a workforce that is underpaid and over-worked. Look at our political system, it is built on lies. We all know this, we all know that politicians are career liars yet they are the ones who supposedly have the power. Look at our financial system, it is literally one big fraud that has robbed the people of this world blind and continues to do so.

And why don’t the people do something about this? The simple answer is they can’t do anything no matter how much they want to. This is where The 33 Strategies of War come into play. The powers that be are very clever, unlike the masses they have their shit together, they have a game plan that works. There is a strategy called Negotiate Whilst Advancing, in real life this strategy is called Politics. This strategy is exactly what it sounds like, you pretend to negotiate yet at the same time you are taking and getting exactly what you want anyway. In the world today we have the career liars aka politicians pretending to be fighting for the people and helping to create a brighter future. This is a fallacy, we have paid liars that create policy beneficial to their paymasters who rule the business and finance world. The negotiations are things like Elections, Prime Ministers Questions on a Wednesday, Question Time on a Thursday etc because whilst these things happen to distract the masses the machine that the politicians work for rumbles on and rolls over everything in its path. The banks are still making huge amounts of money, people are still getting ripped off, the poor are getting poorer whilst the rich get richer.

The other important strategy is one called Smoke and Mirrors, again a simple and well known strategy, why make things complex when they can be simple? The smoke and mirrors strategy they use is mixing truth with lies and then have people push both at the same time. The result is that nobody knows what is quite going on, they don’t know who or what to believe. The strategy that goes hand in hand with this one is that of the Battle General. The Battle General is the man who sits on the mountain and watches the battle below him unfold, he can see everything in the battlefield whereas the soldiers can only see what is going on amidst the chaos that surrounds them.

Some say the Battle General of life is the Illuminati, the Freemasons, the Jesuits etc. But because of the smoke and mirrors it is hard to know exactly who is running the show, anybody who has tried to walk down the road of truth knows it is a path littered with contradictions and conflicting theories. The battle in life is the basic struggle for survival and the fast pace of the rat-race. The soldiers in this battle face lots of chaos and confusion; work, bills, children, mortgage payments more bills. There is little time to stop and take check of what is going on in the world. And this is no accident, this is by design because if people did know what is going on it would be extremely difficult to keep this sham system going. But above all the confusion there can be no doubt that the Battle General does exist. There are people in this world who possess money, knowledge and power. They do not have the worries of the rat-race to contend with, they know exactly what is going on in this world and they know the lies from the truth. Ultimately they get everything they want from life.

But as this battle between good and evil heats up they must be very worried about what the days ahead have in store because these Battle Generals know their positions in life are not built on righteous foundations. They are built on the blood and destruction of innocent lives. The mortar of their foundations is death. People are becoming increasingly more aware of this rigged game, the masses are stirring and losing the fear that has been holding them back.  As all this unfolds the Battle Generals will know that their time on top is almost up.

This article is authored by Lee Cooper

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The Next Step

23/04/2014

Today’s post is just a little update following my news on Monday that I am going to be winding up my work with Wake Up Promotions. I was a little overwhelmed by the response I got from people because I didn’t realise how well received my blog is by all the wonderful people who read it. I’ve had a think of what I would like to do next that still incorporates my passions and beliefs and I have decided I am going to become a travel writer, I love writing and I love travelling so it should be a perfect mixture. I intend to use this blog as a window into the side of life that often goes unreported and show the things that the world likes to pretend don’t exist; massive inequality, extreme poverty, drugs, sex trafficking, corruption etc. I have decided that the first place I am going to visit is Argentina and then explore South America, I have not yet made a solid plan for this but I have a few places in mind that I would like to visit and write about.

In the meantime I will still be writing about all the subjects I have in the past and in the future I will be reporting events in real time instead of just giving a commentary of my views, in essence I guess I am saying I want to become a real journalist, not a rent-a-voice for the mainstream media. I am going to try and write as regular as I have been doing, I tallied it up this morning and I have written 85,349 words in this blog so far this year, not including today’s post. Combined with the 70,000 words of my novel that is 155,349 words in total so I have been quite a busy writer on the low!

The main message of this post is thank you, I was feeling quite low on Monday and was willing to give everything up but your kind messages and words of support and encouragement made me see that is not an option. I am still standing firm on my decision to call it a day with Wake Up Promotions but I will be carrying on the bumpy road of truth just in a different direction, so do keep checking the blog out because it will not become dormant or inactive. I have also changed my twitter account to a personal one so I will still be tweeting nonsense on there.

For now I am going to have to re-join the dark side and get a “proper job” to fund my first trip of what will hopefully be many. But as my dad once told me, you should never sell your soul but you must be willing to rent it out every now and again. My novel is still available to buy if you want to give a helping hand, it is only £3. It is a novel based on my travels around Europe, it can be a sample of the things to come. I am going to get my novel on Amazon but for the time being I am just using this Sponsume page:
http://www.sponsume.com/project/website-book-research-funding

So again thank you for you kind words and support over the last couple of days, it has meant a lot to me.

This article is authored by Lee Cooper

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The End of The Road

21/04/2014

Today’s post is for the benefit of those I feel I have gotten to know through my work over the past 18 months, I feel I owe you this instead of just quietly slipping off the radar. Over the bank holiday weekend I have been using the time to take a stock-check of my life and I have decided it is now time for me to call it a day with my activist work and efforts with Wake Up Promotions. I have put a lot of thought into this and it was not an easy decision to make but it is the only way I can see available to move my life forward from the rut I currently find myself in.

I have never given up on anything in my life unless I have been absolutely forced to. Giving up easily is not in my nature but I have had to stop and take check of my own life and the check has revealed what I’ve known for many months now but refused to accept, I have nothing else left to give in order to continue. In my life, since my first paid job aged twelve washing cars at a Peugeot dealership on the low I have been dependent on myself to provide for my wants and needs. Since I quit my job in May 2012 I have relied only on myself apart from the last month or two where I have borrowed small amounts of money from a couple of friends. I have took no Government assistance, I am currently claiming zero benefits even though I am more than entitled to. This is because I view dependency as weakness and I have reached a point where I depend on other people for too many things in my life, I cannot continue this way.

This is a dream, an ambition and the objective of my life for the past two years coming to an end and it pains me to have to change direction but as the struggle has become harder and harder with each day that passes my passion and my drive has waned, I am just an ordinary human being with limits and there is only so far I can go. I have been 100% all in for change over the course of the last two years, there have been no half measures on my part. I have had no steady income for two years, everything you have seen from Wake Up Promotions whether it be a tweet, a blog post, a podcast or anything else they have all been researched, produced, recorded, edited and published by myself. I have done extremely well to last as long as I have, you will be hard pressed to find many people who will do the things I have been doing for no money and no gain other than the hope it would make a difference and make people aware. It has been a passion that has almost consumed me at times and there is no longer a constructive outlet for this passion. Listen to my podcasts, read my blogs and my tweets, spend half an hour talking to me about social injustice and especially the whole banking system and it is very easy to find where my loyalties lie.

You can have the best will in the world but there is only one language this world understands, money talks and bullshit walks. There is a crooked economic system at play in this world and after escaping it briefly I will now return to being just another victim like everybody else. I can think of one million things I would rather do than to rejoin the rat-race working a wage slave job for a fiat currency of no value that is paid in paper promissory notes, but needs must. It is an economic model where all finance is controlled by a corrupt and morally bankrupt banking system that is driven by greed. It is this system of greed that supports a world in which according to Oxfam the 5 richest families in Britain have more wealth than the poorest 12 million people in the country and the richest 85 people in the world have more wealth than the poorest 3.5billion combined. It is the economic model of globalisation, of privatised profits and socialised losses. It is an unjust world that I have tried my very hardest to expose and shine a light on. It is damn near impossible to survive without submitting to “the man” and I gave it my best shot.

You cannot try and change a system whilst you are a part of it unless you are working on the inside and I can firmly say I am very much on the outside. I wanted Wake Up Promotions to be self-sustaining through the music nights and make a revenue from the website of the blog and podcasts. When this didn’t work I wrote a 70,000 word novel to try and sell for £3 to get things off the ground again with the music nights and get a proper website set up but nobody was interested in buying it apart from four people. To the three who paid more than the £3 I asked for your money will be returned to you.

I played the game and I tried to beat this system and I failed. There is a saying that failure is never permanent unless you give up, I don’t know what the future holds but for the time being I am going to have to take up the selfish outlook held by most people in life and do some much needed focusing that is aimed entirely on myself. I tried hard with this endeavour, using all of my own money I put on music nights in the hope of creating a place for people to go and for real music to develop, I put on good nights where talented musicians did indeed play real music, but next to no-one came. I put on live talks and presentations by authors and people who have awareness to spread, but next to no-one came. I make a podcast each week with many hours of research behind it that contains nothing but truth and awareness but very few people listen to it. For those that do listen to it and enjoy listening I am sorry if you feel like I am letting you down. The only successful part of this venture has been the twitter account and the blog which I will continue to use in my spare time because writing is one of my passions that I enjoy, I will continue to post on twitter from time to time but it will be as a spectator and not an instigator. The overall goal was to eventually set up a small music label dedicated to good music and the truth but it is not to be.

In my pursuit of spreading awareness and walking down the path I chose I have lost my money. I’ve lost my home, having to begrudgingly move back to my mums house. I’ve lost a lot of friends and I’ve even lost weight! I have no more sacrifices left to make. I’ve dedicated the last two years of my life to this cause, I’ve literally given it everything I have and it hurts to think that I can no longer continue, hopefully all my sacrifices will not have been in vain and goodness will prevail over the insanity that rules the world, hopefully my two years will not have been wasted years.

But as it stands everything seems to fall onto deaf ears, it seems people want to remain enslaved as they continue to be blinded by the lights of the false reality built around us. If nothing changes soon then the ignorant masses will feel the full force of everything coming our way. There are many people who say don’t give up to me but they say this whilst they live comfortable lives, working jobs that support a system that needs to be done away with. They are not willing to give up their comforts and go through the temporary pain needed for a new way of life to develop.

I took the plunge and these people telling the likes of me to not give up is like a person sat in a car driving next to a marathon runner on a cold wet day, going through hell and telling them not to give up. For any change to come sacrifice is needed and people are just not willing to make the sacrifices. In one of my blog posts last week I mentioned how important care is, the post said action is what is generates our reality and this action comes by things we care about because our cares and desires drive our actions. So most people will say they want things to change but when you ask them, well what are you doing to make that change happen? The reply that comes back is silence. They don’t care enough to change it through their own actions. Nobody can question my dedication or commitment.

So is this copping out? Some would probably still say yes but I would say I’m not copping out of anything I’m just taking the only option that is left. I said my drive is waning but believe me this is not giving up because I have lost the will to fight, to quote from a hip-hop song I like I am “down and dirty, down to fight until round thirty.” The road of beliefs and convictions is a very lonely road to walk down and I have gone as far as the path will take me. There are still so many great people out there working tirelessly towards the same goal I was and the world is full of good people. But the problem is they are good people full of fear which makes them immobile. Maybe in the future fortune will shine her light my way and I can continue with my goals, but until then it is goodbye from me. Stay strong and keep the faith.

This article is authored by Lee Cooper

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