Monday, April 30, 2007
LOCAL ELECTIONS - TODAY !
Friday, April 27, 2007
THE IFIELD GOLF CLUB SCANDAL 1 - "A MOST UNGODLY CAN OF WORMS IS OPENING UP..."
I didn't know so many worms had forked tongues - so not yet in a position to expose this scandal.
"To sin by silence
When we should protest
Makes cowards out of men" - and those who pose as golfers and councillors.
Well, it appears the little scam has been scuppered - for the time being at least - by Ifield Golf Club's shareholders. They have voted AGAINST the deal with Taylor Woodrow (now, Taylor-Wimpey).
This means the stack of cards - so neatly and secretly constructed by developers and 'partners' - will come crashing down around their feet.
Don't expect any sympathy from me - they lied and cheated - so they have nobody else to blame but themselves. They were trying to 'fast-track' something through - buck the democratic system - so that it would be too late for any opposition to do anything about it.
Who are 'they' (aka partners, stakeholders) ?
TAYLOR WOODROW (now Taylor Wimpey)(Golf Club site),
ENGLISH PARTNERSHIPS (formerly Crawley New Towns Commission)(agent CBRE)(new Golf Club site),
CREST NICHOLSON (Brown's landfill site)
WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL (WSCC Structure Plan)
HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL (JAAP Core Strategy - as per WSCC Structure Plan)
CRAWLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL (JAAP Core Strategy - as per WSCC Structure Plan)
May 3 - and now this - a joint Statement by Crawley Borough Council (CBC) and Horsham District Council (HDC) :
"AT NO POINT DO THE SUMMARY NOTES INFER THAT TAYLOR WOODROW HAVE CONTROL OF THE GOLF COURSE"
SUMMARY NOTES -"THE GROUP WAS INFORMED THAT THE GOLF CLUB NEGOTIATIONS WITH TAYLOR WOODROW HAD RECENTLY CONCLUDED, WHO NOW HAVE THE OPTION ON THE GOLF COURSE".
Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we first practise to deceive....
Who is primarily responsible for this tangled web ?
WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL.
Their 2001 Structure Plan gave the 'green light' to build 2500 houses on (unspecified) "Land W & NW of Crawley" (aka The Parish of Ifield - with a 1000 year history) - commissioning some back-street consultant to describing the area as "lacking in heritage and character".
Thus, the Ifield Society was born to counter-act that nonsense.
HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL was given the job to specify where to build within "Land W & NW of Crawley" (Ifield Parish). Stupidly, they chose the Ifield Golf Club - and the planned to re-locate it north (again on Ifield Parish). Stupidly again, they failed to consult the Golf Club anout these plans (except possibly the directors & shareholders - not the members and players).
Massive protests all round - it wasn't going to work smoothly. So they (WSCC & HDC) sought the help of CRAWLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL (CBC) - to be a rather reluctant, but important 'partner' - and thus the Joint Area Action Plan (JAAP) was born.
The trouble is the whole process is DEVELOPER-LED GLOBALLY (probably orchestrated by the US-led World Bank/IMF/WTO and/or their 'Agents') - thus creating a democratic mess...and this is the result.
Essentially, I am putting a (democratic) spanner in the (undemocratic) works.
I won't be popular, but popularity is not my concern - I just don't like being lied to, or being taken for a complete fool.
For God's sake, someone has to tell the truth in the face of this Corporate lie, Government cover-up, and Media silence.
As Orwell said : "In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act".
Vive la Revolution !
Thursday, April 26, 2007
GEORGE ORWELL'S "STATEMENT ON 'NINETEEN EIGHTY FOUR' " - JUNE 1949
This does not surprise me at all - not because of my respected friend's internet search limitations, but because I'm sure it's not there - for reasons which can be analysed later...
I have a photocopy of the original 'Statement' in front of me now - having made a personal visit last year to The Orwell Archive (UCL London), because I also had difficulty in finding it - for reasons which can be analysed later...
Instead of sending a photocopy only to my learned friend, I have decided to quote it in full here on this Blog - for my benefit, his benefit, and - hopefully - for others too :
Note : The 'Statement' has been typed, but at the top - in pencil - are the words : "Use with discretion...(then an ineligible word)...OK'd by George" - I assume this was written by his editor, Victor Gollancz (correction, Fredric Warburg, hat-tip : Anticant) following a visit to the author.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
IF YOU WANT TO BE INDEPENDENT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY - VOTE INDEPENDENT
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
IF YOU WANT TO WASTE YOUR VOTE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY - VOTE FOR THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS
IF YOU WANT OLD 20TH CENTURY PARTY-POLITICS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY - VOTE (NEW) LABOUR
IF YOU WANT OBSOLETE 19TH CENTURY PARTY-POLITICS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY - VOTE CONSERVATIVE TORY
IF YOU WANT TO BE A RACIST, AND IGNORANT OF HISTORY, FOR THE 21ST CENTURY - VOTE BNP
IF YOU DON'T VOTE (APPROX 70% OF YOU) - YOUR CRITICAL VOICE NEEDS TO BE HEARD. I WOULD LIKE TO REPRESENT THAT VOICE
To those 4500 people, I would like to say this : Your critical voice needs to be heard. I would like to represent that voice.
Some of you might not vote because you think it's a waste of time - 'they' will do exactly what they want to do anyway, so what's the point ? Your critical voice needs to be heard. I would like to represent that voice.
Some of you might not vote because you are disillusioned with old party-politics which seems irrelevant today. Your critical voice needs to be heard. I would like to represent that voice.
Some of you might not vote because you are fed up with the same old party-political claptrap. Your critical voice needs to be heard. I would like to represent that voice.
Your voice is critical - Vote.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
LOCAL ELECTIONS - 11 DAYS TO GO
Crawley News hasn't covered it at all yet. Crawley Observer had something a few weeks ago - but nothing this week. Argus has given it a little mention. West Sussex County Times is the only paper which seems to be taking it at all seriously - and starving BNP of the 'oxygen of publicity'.
So, at this rate, Horsham should have a good voter turn-out - but as to Crawley....apathy rules O....(zzzzz).
It seems to be like the 'phoney war' here in Ifield and Crawley - calm before a storm perhaps ? Calm before a sleep more like - at the moment.
I have to say I'm not very excited about it either - as an Independent candidate - and it makes me wonder what difference an election makes to really change anything. Those with what I call real power will continue to do exactly what they want to do anyway - unless something happens, especially in the next 11 days, which will cause people to wake up, wise up and grow up - and then vote.
But at this rate, low turn out is guaranteed - which will play into the hands of the likes of the BNP, especially in Ifield. There is a growing number of racist, and ignorant, people around here - and it is because 70% of the community can't even be bothered to get off their TV arse, that racists like the BNP Party see their chance. Just watch the property prices of those 70% plummet, if BNP gain a seat...
Voting for the BNP is rather like voting for the local 'hoodie' gang to carry out community policing...
We are such stupid and ignorant people sometimes...and often don't realise it until it's too late.
There are times like this when I feel that compulsory voting should become law - like paying car insurance. If you own a car, you pay insurance. If you are a citizen, you vote.
In India, I understand, voting is seen as a community responsibility - and the voting procedure reflects that...The voting population make their choice by pressing an electronic button all about the same time...so the result is known almost immediately.
Why can't they do that in this country ? Why indeed...
Saturday, April 21, 2007
"THE FINAL SOLUTION - FULL SPECTRUM DOMINANCE (FSD)" - AND THE BANKROLLERS.
The US regime has made its intentions quite clear with 'Full Spectrum Dominance'...and people take no notice now...and thus spawns a gang of monsters...
Global control and domination is the intention; a 'New World Order' which the United States - not the United Nations - will establish and protect, by whatever means is deemed necessary - including pre-emptive nuclear strikes.
Who are the 'architects' of this diabolical masterplan - the 'Master Puppeteers' and 'master-puppets' ?
Alphabetically (with my selected 'Master-Puppeteers' asterisked *) :
*CHENEY, Dick - Vice President
*PERLE, Richard - Patron of The Henry Jackson Society
*RUMSFELD, Donald - Former Defence Secretary
*WOLFOWITZ, Paul - President of The World Bank
*WOOLSEY, James - Patron of The Henry Jackson Society
For more details, this is one of many :
I wonder how many of the above are members of, or have very close links with, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) ?
But, of course, the real monsters are the Bankrollers of this Final Solution - just like the arms and drug dealer is more of a monster than the arms and drug taker.
Who are the people that finance such a 'Solution', and who will remain 'untouched' and 'in profit', whether the 'masterplan' succeeds or fails ?
Well, certain International Banks and Trans-national Oil Corporations for sure - 'The 2 R's' immediately to mind - Rothschild and Rockefeller. But there are others...CFR, Trilateral Commission, Bilderbergers....International Weapons Manufacturers and Arms Dealers, and International PR Specialists....but that's another story....Or is it ?
If any names in the Full Spectrum Dominance (FSD) List above, keep cropping up in the other organisations listed, there you have a 'Master Puppeteer' - someone who 'pulls the main strings', and someone who has 'Full Spectrum Dominance'.
I am assuming there is a little cabal of these Master Puppeteers - not exclusively Jewish.
"THE BIG LIE - WE LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY"
We live in a "plutocracy" - and if we don't know what that is, we need to look it up in the dictionary - then wake up, wise up and grow up - before it's too late.
We also need to look up "democracy" in the dictionary as well.
If we think we live in a democracy, we have fallen victim to 'the grand deception - the big lie'.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
PATRIOTISM, NATIONALISM, GEORGE ORWELL AND HOWARD ZINN
In April 2007, Howard Zinn also makes this distinction clear (The Amy Goodman Chomsky-Zinn Interview) :
"The Government is set up by the people in order to fulfil certain responsibilities : equality, life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness.
"And according to the (American) Declaration of Independence, when the Government violates those responsibilities, then, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish the government.
"In other words, the Government is not holy. The Government is not to be obeyed when the Government is wrong...what's holy is human life and human freedom, and the right of people to resist authority.
"So today, for instance, the highest act of PATRIOTISM, I suggest, would be opposing the war in Iraq, and calling for a withdrawal of troops from Iraq, simply because everything about the war violates the fundamental principles of equality, life, liberty, pursuit of happiness; not just for Americans, but for people in other parts of the world."
The same applies here in England...
Sunday, April 15, 2007
THE IFIELD WEST 'GOLF CLUB' HOUSING SCANDAL
We appear to be witnessing the PRIVATISATION of House Planning around Ifield West - including Ifield Golf Club - not just the privatisation of Council Housing in the area.
Public bodies such as West Sussex County Council, Horsham District Council and Crawley Borough Council - bankrolled by the taxpayer - are surrendering control to private, global corporations.
We appear to be witnessing a well-oiled, but undemocratic, planning machine which can 'bulldoze' anything in its way - a system of control designed only to serve the predatory instincts of private interests, and to break the spirit of any serious public opposition to its plans - especially from the Ifield Society (and Others).
This is a scandalous democratic obscenity - so it's time to put a wholly legitimate 'spanner in the works'.
We, the independently-minded in Ifield Green and Ifield West demand that our Councils' (who are supposed to be representing us) wrestle back public control as a matter of urgency, and keep private corporations under strict control - in the interests of the people to whom they serve.
Richard W. Symonds
INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE FOR IFIELD
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
"ARGUABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT INTELLECTUAL ALIVE TODAY" NOT WANTED
Apparently, a number of people do have a problem with that across the Atlantic :
Noam Chomsky is addressing a "Social Awareness Group" at Newton South College today, and a number of people are not at all happy about it.
And here is view from one of the parent's who attended the Chomsky lunch-time lecture at Newton South - and the attendant backlash :
Read Orwell's 1984 - Noam Chomsky reminds me of Emmanuel Goldstein in the book - the target of the 'Two Minutes Hate'.
Saturday, April 07, 2007
INDEPENDENCE DAY FOR IFIELD - 26 DAYS TO GO
DOCTOR WHO, PROFESSOR CHOMSKY, AND THE BEATLES
Thursday, April 05, 2007
THE BATTLE FOR INDEPENDENCE IN IFIELD
Now this should be fun...The Battle for Independence in Ifield...The Ifield War of Independents ?!
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
THE IFIELD DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE - THE SYMONDS INDEPENDENT MANIFESTO
1. THINK INDEPENDENTLY - Cut the party-political claptrap and tell it straight.
2. ACT INDEPENDENTLY - Take the party out of party-politics, and replace it with people - people in the community.
3. VOTE INDEPENDENTLY - 70% who don't vote must vote.
THE SYMONDS INDEPENDENT MANIFESTO
COMMUNITY POLICY 1
SCHOOL KITCHEN FOR EVERY PRIMARY SCHOOL IN IFIELD
The Untold Story : Ifield First School and its Hot Meals
COMMUNITY POLICY 2
SCHOOL PLAYING FIELD FOR EVERY PRIMARY SCHOOL IN IFIELD
The Untold Story : Ifield First School and its Playing Fields
COMMUNITY POLICY 3
HERITAGE CENTRE FOR IFIELD BROOK MEADOWS - VILLAGE CONSERVATION AREA
The Untold Story : 4,500 Housing Development - Ifield Golf Club - Ifield Brook Meadows - Ifield Village Conservation Area
COMMUNITY POLICY 4
HOSPITAL FOR IFIELD AND BEYOND
The Untold Story : The proposed new Pease Pottage Hospital is Private - not NHS
COMMUNITY POLICY 5
FASTWAY BUS SYSTEM FOR IFIELD
The Untold Story : 'The Farceway Overspend'
COMMUNITY POLICY 6
THINK CLEARLY - CUT THE PARTY-POLITICAL CLAPTRAP - TELL IT STRAIGHT
The Untold Story :
(a) ORWELLIAN "ELECTIONSPEAK" (Doublespeak + Newspeak + Doublethink) - to be exposed and outlawed in politics, and in politicians who want to bury our heads in the sand. As George Orwell himself said in "Politics and the English Language" (1946) : "In our time political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible...designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind".
An "Electionspeak Dictionary" would include words such as Consultation, Reform, Care and Trust.
(b) TAKE THE PARTY OUT OF PARTY-POLITICS, AND REPLACE IT WITH PEOPLE - PEOPLE WHO REPRESENT THE COMMUNITY, NOT A PARTY. We are all 'political' in one way or another, but few of us are party-political. 6500 people in Ifield are political (100%), but only 2000 are party-political (30%), so 4,500 are not party-political (70%). Everyone is political, but not everyone is party-political. George Orwell put it bluntly : "In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics'. All issues are political isssues...". For example, the papers we read are political statements; our schools and hospitals are political issues of education and health - whether we like it or not, or whether we know it or not.
(c) TAKE THE PARTY-POLITICS OUT OF BUSINESS, AND REPLACE IT WITH INTEGRITY - Old 20th century party-politics has no place in the 21st century. Look to the future (eg Crawley - Gatwick's City of Diamonds - of which Ifield is the hidden gem).......Global Is Local - Local Is Global (eg Mortgage Interest Rates and Oil)
COMMUNITY POLICY 7
TAKE ACTION - BE INDEPENDENT - VOTE
- To those 4500 people in Ifield who don't vote - WAKE UP. WISE UP, AND GROW UP. Political parties - and party-politicians - rely on your apathy and indifference - especially the BNP.
- Get the 70% who don't like party-politics to vote.
- It's not about what I can do for you - independently. It's about what we can do together - independently as a community.
- If you want the BNP to represent you, don't vote (If you don't want the BNP to represent you, vote)
- If you don't vote, you're as bad as the BNP, if not worse - both insult those who have sacrificed much to win the democratic right to vote, and to protect our hard-fought freedoms.
- if you don't vote, you might not be racist - but you are useless to your community.
- if you don't vote, this means that you are 100% satisfied with what's going on around you - or 100% indifferent to what's going on around you.
- 4500 out of 6500 don't vote in Ifield (70% Don't Vote - 30% Vote)
Sunday, April 01, 2007
APRIL 1 2007 - 33 DAYS TO GO
We went to Littlehampton (+ dog) and played on the beach. It's amazing how much fun you can have together - just with a simple ball !
Had something to eat - and then went to Swanbourne Lake by Arundel Castle to walk off lunch - and then took a rowing-boat out on the lake. It was good to feel so much 'at one with nature' - amongst the ducks, the swans, and the birds. We 'modern' humans have simply 'lost the plot' somehow when it comes to being part of the natural world.
Returned home refreshed - with elections furthermost from my mind...