I’m going to move my blog archive over to my own WordPress blog, (which, when I cam here, I discovered, or re-discovered from a long while ago,) from MyT in anticipation of being zapped, again 🙂  I promise not to post them all here, but I’ll put up some of the early ones  that people who joined MyT later might have missed and may, or may not, find of passing interest.

Here’s one from August 2007.
[‘More’ tag inserted for you Bravo – saves front page space – read about it in FAQs – Ed.]

It’s Sunday and I finally got round to posting something here.  I’ve been reading through the blogs and there’s lots of interesting stuff here today – Shermeen,David Llewllyn, John Marshall, amongst others – and Petroc’s still away with the Faeries at the bottom of his garden.  There’s such a lot to write about, I can’t make up my mind, so I thought I’d write a few of the things I believe in and let people take pot shots at them:

Don’t hurt other people* – and don’t let other people hurt other people.

Be good polite – good manners are the oil that keeps the wheels of civilization turning.  Require that other people are as good mannered to you as you are to them.  (If not, see * below)

Be open minded – but don’t be afraid to point out that something is nonsense.  (For example, most of what our dear political leaders say – and don’t believe in fearies, angels, leprechauns, gods or other invisible, magic beings.)

Remember your opinions are just that – unless you can back them with credible, repeatable data or experiment.  (All you agw/climate change whackos.  I’m going to play a game of ‘Hansen says’, later in the week.)

Don’t make the mistake of believing that the other person is just  like you, deep down they feel the same as you, and if you try hard enough you can reason with them.  They’re not, they don’t and you can’t.

On the other hand, recognise that your prejudices sometimes keep you from seeing another point of view clearly.

On the gripping hand, multi-culturalism** is the slowest, most painful way for England to commit suicide.

All politicians are more interested in keeping themselves in power and preserving their priveleges than in delivering sound government and improving people’s lives.

The media will print or broadcast anything that generates a headline and increases circulation or audience numbers.

Ergo, don’t trust the media – find out the facts for yourself.  Gods bless the internet, (if any of them exist and can be bothered.)

Man-made global warming is dangerous nonsense used by enviro-fascists to promote their anti-capitalist, andi – development and downright anti-human agenda.

‘Public service,’ bureacrats spend more time making sure they keep themselves in jobs, by inventing ever more arcane and frustrating rule, procedures – and subjects to make rules and procedures about, than doing their apparent job.  (Play advisor, lesbian and gay outreach worker?  98 % of the jobs advertised in the Grauniad? All of the privileged mandarins in Brussels? Good grief.)

Learn to use the apostrophe properly and the difference between countable and uncountable nouns…it’s ‘many’ people, not ‘much’ people you illiterate TV news-reading oafs – and learn to read past the edges of the tele-prompter!  (Except for the great Trevor Macdonald and others of his standing – you know who you are .)

……….and there’s more, but that should be enough to be going on with.

*……………Unless they need it – and if they do, make sure you finish the job

**……………as practised and preached in the UK.

12 thoughts on “Credo”

  1. G’day Bravo,

    I notice that none of the comments have survived in the MyT archives for this blog of yours, so regrettably I cannot repay favour for favour by reposting my original comment(s). However, I’m sure that I said something funny, or nice or both. 🙂

  2. Hello Bravo,

    That was just the month (I guess) I joined MyT. I didn’t know the word Credo. I love it.
    Regarding countables, I remember you corrected me once when I said “less” people. 🙂

  3. I have been doing the same with my archive Bravo.

    It is taking me an absolute age. 😦

    Some good points up there, I particularly agree with the distrust of the meeja. Bunch of self serving erseholes and liars.

  4. Bravo, Great blog and well made. One point. Some of the environmental issues are for financial (i.e. capitalist) gain, so I would just highlight that minor point.

  5. Hello Bravo. A fine personal manifesto – and it’s nice that “don’t hurt other people” was at the top of the list and the pedantry platform at the bottom. imo.

  6. Good stuff, especially if you still have to survive in the big wide world!

    Weirdly I find I care less and less these days! Maybe Western WA is getting to me?
    I find I have so little in common with most people these days it is easier to take a dose of one’s own medicine and FIFO so I FdO!

    Fortunately the weirdos that inhabit the hinterlands here are made up of a lot of similar souls. It is so very pleasant not having to be polite to people with whom you do not wish to communicate. I find it quite a relief that the Telegraph have chucked me off, good, had better things to do anyway, they can keep the archive of drivel! I was thinking about it last night at another garden club lecture with people I still like. Most of the MyT lot I wouldn’t give the time of day to, so why did I bother anyway? I’m sure the place is addictive.

    Note to self, order more land mines.

  7. Sipu has it right, I no longer fitted!
    I didn’t want to fit, I refuse to fit, I will not fit and I have no intention of ever fitting ever again!
    Were I younger I would go off the map completely and disappear into the Bitteroot Mountains in Montana and kill anything that came within half a mile!
    Especially a politically correct namby pamby Western Liberal!
    (Not that they could even find the Bitteroots!)

    Splendid psycho credo that! There are lots of us here one feels quite at home!

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