British Colonialism v2.0 (The Spiders Web)

It’s strange that every country seems to be in debt, and at a time when we are in a health crisis that the stock market is allegedly booming in some sectors, while the poor get poorer, big companies are bailed out by the taxpayer, and then some even sue the government for loss of profits, while the same said government has to be forced into an embarrassing u-turn on feeding poor children over the school holidays. Where does all our wealth go as UK citizens? Why are we caught out by a pandemic and seemingly having to falsify our death rate not to appear in the top 2 countries affected by Covid-19? Doesn’t this just reveal how poor our investment in our own infrastructure and essential services is, while at the drop of a hat we can bail out big business. What hypocrisy!

It’s made worse when you realise that the empire Britain built in its heyday is still effectively in place, and than money from large companies, illicit arms and drug deals all filter through some former (and existing) colonial territories and dependent territories, some of which are even linked to where The Queen stashes some of her wealth as revealed in The Panama Papers.  The video below, “The Spiders Web”, is a really good insight into how physical colonialism has morphed into a financial colonialism, perhaps a more respectable arm of The British Empire, while it remains hidden!


The United Kingdom is by no means a true friend to Africa and the “Commonwealth Nations” within it, it makes big companies based abroad pay as little tax as possible to African nations, so there is less wealth kept in Africa to help build it up. Then it shouts about how much aid it sends to Africa like it is making a big sacrifice!  Some additional reading is provided below, which goes to show what a sham the British establishments claims on transparency and good governance or co-operation with its Commonwealth members really is.

The Family (Netflix)

This is quite an insightful documentary that reveals the latter day manifestations of that same branch of religious mis-belief that spurred European Christian’s on to commit atrocities like The Crusades and The Atlantic Slave Trade. Douglas Coe was the most recent leader of a sect called “The Family”, originally started by Abraham Vereide (a migrant from Norway). This sect loosely follows the teachings of Messiah (Christ), but leaves room for adultery and immoral dealings under a veneer of “Christian” teaching and brotherly love and prayer.

These men have been fooled by a wayward spirit to believe that their desires are of God, they make excuses for their “chosen ones”, who are often people of some disrepute, who are put into positions of power and push forward the ideals of Anglo Saxon focused Euro-centric Christianity.

One can only hope and pray that they wake up and realise they have been deceived. Yet God’s Word says that the “thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy” (John 20:10), “by their fruit you shall know them” (Matthew 7:16), and “outwardly they appear righteous, but on the inside are full of hypocracy and wickedness”.

The US is so caught up in evangelising it’s own brand of “Christianity” that it seems there is no one in the USA who is able to critique and expose these wayward sects and the doctrines they preach for the poison that they are. If we don’t take a stand against this sort of thing now, Donald Trump will be the least of our worries, because the KKK will own The Whitehouse, not through back channels, but explicitly with the Confederate flag hanging at the door.

Coronation Street, stereotypes in 2019

I was amazed when this morning the paper review on BBC news revealed that Coronation Street, the longest running soap opera, is having its first black family after almost 60 years on air! However, I was not impressed to find out that this family will be used to tackle issues like homophobia and racism in football. Why are these two issues the first issues to be captured by the makers of this program. Are they the most significant issues that have affected black people over the last 60 years?

To me, what we are seeing here is black people as marginalised, victims, minorities, those fighting injustice. Why not have a family of black lawyers, teachers, shop owners? Why not something that portrays a positive stereotype!

Article in The Metro

Look who’s coming to dinner (1967 film)

An awkwardly funny tale of an interracial relationship told at the time when those relationships were still outlawed in 17 states in the USA. In amongst the cring-inducing use of the work “negro” by white folk, and notice the terms negro and white were used rather than negro and caucasian or black and white, I found this one gem of a quote which John Prentice (Sidney Poitier)  said which resonated with me – with my parents being Jamaican migrants from way back in the 60’s to the UK:

You are 30 years older than I am. You and your whole lousy generation believes the way it was for you is the way it’s got to be. And not until your whole generation has lain down and died will the dead weight of you be off our backs! (from IMDb)

Old attitudes seem to rule the world sometimes, and it isn’t that we don’t appreciate our parents, or what they have done for us, or question if they took the right decisions at the time – it’s just that times change, people change, society changes – not everything in their generation was good and everything in our generation bad, or vice versa. People need the space to develop and find out who they are, and live according to how they see the world.

The first black James Bond

I don’t like Strictly Come Dancing at all, in fact I really hate it. It makes me cringe when I see people dancing and putting on an act while apparently having fun. Maybe that’s because I don’t like dancing myself.  However, even I was impressed by Ore Oduba’s skills and styles as he won Strictly 2016, and I found myself considering, does this guy have what it takes to be the first black James Bond, he certainly has the looks, style and that air of refined composure that would make him an ideal choice!


A totally engrossing film, gritty and real:

Escaping the war in Sri Lanka, only to become embroiled in a gangland war in the suburbs of Paris.