Two Posts Removed

After careful consideration I have removed the posts that some of you kindly commented upon. Not because I regret posting them, nor retract what they expressed. I was grateful for considered responses. My reasons are more to do with a feeling that anything that stokes antipathy, or gives any cause for others to do so, involves a kind of ugliness at this point in time.

I felt the need to respond in some way, and that was done. Having expressed my impatience with empty rhetoric in the absence of resolve, (and I stand by all of that) the need for it to remain as permanent ’emotional graffiti’  is questionable.

I sincerely hope my followers will understand. I was asking for discerning ‘intolerance’ and not revenge but this distinction is seemingly not easily understood.Dusty shop window

Author: philipparees

A writer ( mostly narrative poetry) of fiction and non-fiction. Self publisher of fiction and Involution-An Odyssey Reconciling Science to God (Runner-up Book of the Year (2013), One time builder ( Arts centre) Mother of four daughters: Companion of old man and old dog: One time gardener, lecturer, wannabe cellist, mostly enquirer of 'what's it all about', blogger and things as yet undiscovered.

3 thoughts on “Two Posts Removed”

  1. Don’t know if I’ll post my rant, if so, it will be distilled by many a night’s dream. So far, allowing the theme of fanatic ideologies to weigh on my mind has sent me along roads of past studies, which needed refreshing, and made me appreciate our modern democratic constitution anew, despite its faults. My inner jihad continues.

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    1. There are so many things one might mention. Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s belief that Islam and democracy are inherently incompatible is one of them, and she should know! If that is really the case than all talk of integration is nullified. It should ( logically) eliminate postal votes, and only personal appearances with a clean voting paper be provided in a private booth. So the majority are penalised for a minority whose ‘head of household’ fills in the votes of his women. The absolute contradiction! I am beginning to despair of the empty rhetoric in which these things are avoided for fear of stoking real debate. Yet from some comments received I thought this may not be the time for such a debate, or that it could not be dispassionate, and needed that above everything.

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  2. Don’t know if I’ll post my rant, if so, only distilled by many a night’s dream. So far, allowing the theme of fanatic ideologies to weigh on my mind has sent me along roads of past studies, which needed refreshing, and made me appreciate our modern democratic constitution anew, despite its faults. My inner jihad continues.

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