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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 4:05 pm    Post subject: Y DYDD RHYDD - 2016 GORFFENHAF 14 - BASTILLE DAY Reply with quote

I am just putting a note down here as we discuss how people will be fixed for Thursday 14 July 2016 to mark Bastille Day once more with a picnic at the David Williams memorial in Parc David Williams - 8pm we reckon suits more people for travelling over to Caerphilly : see details below from 2015 ... when it was slightly raining and having paid our respects we retreated afterwards to The Court House pub's terrace overlooking the moat lake : yes we probably will end up there anyway unless we find the energy to make the trip to the Groeswen ... or The Travellers' Rest ... or The Black Cock ... or ...

http://repwblic.informe.com/viewtopic.php?t=1197 - 14th July Bastille Day 2015 - Y DYDD RHYDD


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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last year, the weather was shit and no-one came, so we went to the pub.

From the Beer garden, we could see the statue and no-one came and Adam whinged.

This year, let's start off in the pub, have some food and if anyone comes, we can go to the statue etc.


And learn the flicking words

Allons enfants de la Matrie; le jour de Gloire est arrive

Last year I had to do the whole song on my own[/i]
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That's easy for you to allege : not only can you recite whole epic operas and sagas without taking a breath but you can convincingly improvise the bits you forget ... I can't even memorise my own limericks and forget what I just said which is why I have to write everything down ... Adam's idea of gathering around his ghetto blaster of a mobile phone displaying the words in Cinemascope was absolutely in the convivial informal spirit of Bastille Day : only The Democrats in France like to have military parades - everybody else goes for a picnic which - do I have to remind you ? - is what La Fete Nationale originally was : it is not a celebration of the bloody mayhem of storming The Bastille but of the peaceful progress that everybody a year later was celebrating as the true meaning of The French Revolution : that everybody can aspire to at least be able to borrow a wheelbarrow if not actually own one.

Actually I have already asked our Tin Donna if she can fit a tune to or write one for the words which I have knocking around for Y Faner Wen - but if I have to remember the words to songs why can't you have to remember the tunes ? Standing next to you bellowing out of tune at a quixotic pace is enough to knock the words out of anyone's head ...

... And talking about knocking things out of anyone's head - I had in mind to knock up Repwblic's logo/letterhead as a flag since it has more or less become the brand image : Y Faner Wen with a sort of cyan streak ( RGB 255:000:255 ) running across like a certain brand of non-intoxicating lager ... " REPWBLICAN LITE " ... oh well, perhaps not ... The CAMRA lot will start complaining ... Presumeably only something like " Ye Olde Hobbes Leviathan " or " Paine's Peculiar " or " Bwrw Cwrw " is going to satisfy you lot in the Campaign for Republican Authenticity ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ca ira is a good song too, but we need a phone to remember the tune.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%87a_Ira ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pZHXr4FE44

Could we dress up in women's clothing and swing on the railings around the monument after we have got drunk enough to not care at toss about the tune ?

Actually I prefer this new version ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxWLybPwBzs

There is a fersiwn Cymraeg of Carmagnole ... I left the words lying around on Repwblic somewhere - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UexdWkqkrp0

Here you are : crack open a crate and relax for an hour - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGB6YQyPyQg

You did finally get around to watching this BBC documentary about Tony Blair's hero ? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suZdYkZ_feM

BTW ... What are we eating on " Y Dydd Rhydd " ? ... Pickled Onion Crisps and Two Pints Of Feeling Foul or ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKAT8aPK-RQ
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[ flier ]

[ I WISH TO APOLOGISE FOR SOME OF THE FOLLOWING NOT BEING MADE VERY CLEAR - I AM GOING TO BED WITHOUT TYPO'ING THIS AND THE NEXT POSTING ... AND GIVEN THE TIME AVAILABLE I PROBABLY NEVER WILL : SORRY ! ]



I took the top of this thread and knocked it up as an improvised flier and took it up to Nye Bevan's statue around 2pm because there has been A Revival ... but not unfortunately of The One Truth Faith ... just of indignation, annoyance and a desire to get out of The United Kingdom ... so a variety of fruit and nut flavours of Welsh Political Society ( WPS ! ) were available to sample this afternoon and I was not planning to go but I suddenly decided not to break open and waste yet another print cartridge on a small printing job and put this flier x four per sheet into an email and went to the library to print half a dozen = 24 fliers ... mmm ...

... These fliers were mostly for the purpose of offering them as reminders of our - OK : MY* - annual social event to those I rarely see without getting into any long conversations with them i.e. the idea of " Y DYDD RHYDD " has shaped up now into being a fixed date and place in the calendar for those who barely ever see anybody else and just want to keep in touch : an occasion for political conversations but not for political demonstrations - " A FREE DAY." ... Of course this started out as my celebrating " Bastille Day " with my friends in French restaurants in Cardiff which usually offer a cut-price menu on the occasion of the international festival celebrating " The Birthday of ( Modernist ) Republicanism " - and it is the connection with that through David Williams and his associations with the revolutions in Corsica, America and France that is the reason for re-locating the rendez-vous to the monument to him in Caerphilly ... not just because this event risks being considered by others to be a bit too cheesy ... but the idea is to have an annual social event which is accessible to anybody who wants to encounter and celebrate ( Real ) Republicanism In Wales and The World. ...

... So once I had muttered something like " CAERPHILLY " to their ( what do they call them ? spies ? ) and wished that I had once more been able to comb my hair ... >sigh< ... or been able to ask him to take a photograph of my best side ( the back of my head ) ... A police officer standing near by asked me for a copy of the flier and of course being very polite to police officers when they show me their best sides I not only gave him one but autographed it for him and offered him my phone number and ... to be honest I think that by this time he was already feeling very uneasy and that is probably why he declined to accept my phone number ... Actually we had a fairly friendly exchange of opinions - I do not want to be too cynical about The South Wales Police despite my experiences with them, but I now perceive polite sociable behaviour on their part to be menacing because more than once this has preceded premeditated violence clearly intended for the purposes of traumatising those whose opinions the individual officer disapproves of ... so of course I went back to talk to him a second time just to make sure that he understood what I had said ...

... One of the things that I was saying to him was how misunderstood Republicanism is - that nearly everything which The People in Wales think is " Republican " is to do with the lies told to the poor and therefore uneducated in the propaganda war waged against this political discourse in the 19c - whilst the rich and therefore educated learned about it and discussed it freely and used its arguments for their own political ends except that there was a strong taboo on ever mentioning the word " Republican " - !!! ... This has left The People in Wales with a crazy legacy e.g. we regularly have historically important people in Welsh history being depicted as " crazy " or " eccentric " or at best " artistic " because the academics writing about them either do not understand or know that they can not mention Republicanism. The Welsh Government actually pays other academics to teach Republicanism and have university students write theses about it - provided the books and theses involved are never mentioned to The People in Wales. Even worse - Wales actually had an internationally respected academic political journal " Res Publica " funded by public money and it appears to be the case that some ignorant prejudiced bigot in The Labour and Cooperative Party found out about this - and had its grant cut ! ... To illustrate my point to this policeman I pointed out that The South Wales Police force would not exist were it not for the Republican arguments made against the corrupt local borough constabularies of the early 19c : the reason why The United Kingdom acquired its politically independent police forces so much later than other countries was because of the mindless prejudice against Republicanism i.e. by The Aristocrats who contended to appoint local constabularies to serve themselves - not The People in Wales. ...

... So : if you are reading this in a foreign country like England you have got to witness the degree of mindless moronic prejudice exercised towards The Republicans in Wales, and make no mistake here : The Democrats in Wales are relentlessly and dangerously hostile towards Republicans - particularly those in The Labour & Cooperative Party ... why ? ... Partly because the majority of the membership of this party is extraordinarily ill-educated in general and not just utterly ignorant of political theory but also savagely anti-intellectual because those who manipulate them and rely upon their voting as ordered to cultivate this because this party's continued electoral success in Wales rests upon " Mobocracy." Partly because not only The Labour & Cooperative Party but all of The Democrats in Wales do not want the non-political system which tempts each of their parties with the idea that they too might be elected to have their turn at dictatorship to be dismantled and turned into a conventional normal political system like the others in Europe. Hence The Republicans in Wales find ourselves denounced as " extremists " for holding the political viewpoint that is the conventional norm in every political system - in The United Kingdom that de facto does not possess a political system at all ! ... Oh - you thought that all of the parties of The Democrats in Wales subscribed to the norms of " Democracy " - ? - Well this weekend, as I write this, instead of behaving in the interests of The People in Wales - both The Labour and Cooperative and The Conservative & Unionist " Democrats " instead of being concerned for the fate of The People Not In Our Circle Of Friends & Investors have not only decided to disregard the socio-politico-economic crisis - which they have caused by not understanding that the only thing to use a referendum for is to decide which side of the slice of bread to butter - but also that they are supposed to be " Democratic " and vote for their leaders instead of forcing those that their financial backers to do not like to either resign or not be elected !

This is why I started calling " Democracy " in The United Kingdom " Demockery " - and as things got steadily worse after 2010 I began to call this " Demoncracy " - and when I finally decided to stop voting ( because I do not wish to encourage this behaviour ) and then discovered that The Democrats in Westminster were about to make it illegal to not agree to them stealing our names to put on The Electoral Register to pretend that we are endorsing their corrupt non-political system in 2013 - that is when I began to campaign against The Electoral Registration and Adminstration Act 2013 : I do not expect others to understand why I have taken such exception to this piece of legislation and why I am willing to risk imprisonment and bankruptcy to oppose it ... it seems weird to many that I am now both opposed to Democracy and fighting to secure what most assume to be one of its fundamentals - but consent to the political system is not peculiar to Democracy, it is fundamental to politics itself : a system of government conducted by those who do not actively seek to obtain the positive consent of those governed is by definition " non-political " - and if you think that this argument is mere hair-splitting and the irrelevant philosophical affectation of an isolated individual ... what then did you think that The European Union Referendum was about ? ... Immigrants ? ... Patriotism ? ... The choice was between giving CONSENT to " Remain " or " Leave " - CONSENT to be governed by an unelected and unaccountable elite in The City of Brussels - or ... oh ... CONSENT to be governed by an unelected and unaccountable elite in The City of London ... Well - who wants to have elected accountable political leaders ? ... It certainly does not matter if The People in Wales want them according to The Demockerats in Wales : none of their parties are calling for a General Election to obtain a Democratic mandate - this is not a Democracy !

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OK : MY* - *Apart from winding others up with my shaggy dragon stories, I detest anything which smacks of falseness so I particularly dislike exchanging arbitrary gifts and I do not like the selfishness and egotism of people having birthdays, weddings, funerals etc and so I strive to avoid them happening to me - although of course I do not object to these things happening to other people if they want them, so long as I am not coerced to buy them presents, accompany them, make speeches etc ... Besides this on my twentieth birthday some very bad things happened to me and I took to ignoring my own birthday and also other people's and all of those religious occasions falsely observed etc - excepting of course that I am aware that small children will not tolerate this degree of grumpiness ... but on the other hand, given that I was expected to socialise in restaurants to please others on occasions and that The Queen and others have a special annual celebration dinner, I felt that I could expect my friends to come to a restaurant to celebrate what I valued in reciprocation for my celebrating them : I want to celebrate what in The USA is called Bastille Day and in France " Le Quatorze Juillet " by those who picnic and party - or " La fête nationale " by The Demoncrats in France who use their state arsenal to impress The People in France who in return nostalgically take the piss out of those misrule them and point out the fact that the original festival was " La Fête de la Fédération " which was a massive picnic to celebrate how the civilized philosophical French had astounded the known world by peacefully effecting a political revolution - in contrast to The People in England ( 1649 ) and America ( 1776 ) ... of course that picnic happened one year after The Bastille Day - on Le Quatorze Juillet 1791 ... and one year later all hell broke loose ... >sigh< ...

... Anyway my friends got all grumpy about my celebrating Bastille Day in French restaurants and although I enjoyed these occasions I felt that not only was a summer picnic at The David Williams' Memorial in Caerphilly a damn sight better than being hunched over in winter weather trying to listen to the speeches at Cilmeri - but that I also wanted something altogether more casual, accessible, egalitarian and basically more like " Y Repwblic " itself. ... As to who else turns up besides those friends of mine who tag along to indulge my desire to give more freedom to The People in Wales - for manumission is something which can only be given to others not seized for ourselves, which is lesson to be learned from The Terror - well ... " Y DYDD RHYDD " is " THE FREE DAY " - we declare a time and a place to meet - whether in public or private - and then hold Conversations with Wales' Republicans ... these are intended to be those sorts of conversations which are of course to be held under a big umbrella - because so far - since we moved the event to Caerphilly - we have been reigned on rather heavily ...


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%AAte_de_la_F%C3%A9d%C3%A9ration

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastille_Day


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

POST SCRIPT - BEST PLACED ... BEFORE ... WHAT I WROTE ... BEFORE ... I WILL NOW QUICKLY KNOCK UP A MOCK UP OF THE CARDIFF MEMORIAL

http://www.international-brigades.org.uk/content/16-july-cardiff

CARDIFF - 11.30 SATURDAY - 16/07/2016

Commemoration at 11.30am at the International Brigade memorial, Cathays Park, Cardiff Civic Centre.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Battalion

- The People in Spain From Wales were in the 16th Battalion XV Brigade ( as in their marching song " Viva La Quinta Brigada ! " ) - and some of these were presumably survivors of the slaughtered No 1 Company XIV Brigade - called the " Major Attlee Company " after the Labour Party leader, who had visited the British volunteers in December 1937.

http://internationalbrigadesinspain.weebly.com/welsh-volunteers.html

( I have some photos of the memorial but in them the inscriptions are unreadable so I hope that I can trust this account of them from this website ... )

http://www.pmsa.org.uk/pmsa-database/11669/

Inscriptions in raised letters on bronze plaques :

[ front ] DEDICATED TO THE WELSH / VOLUNTEERS FOR LIBERTY / WHO DEFENDED DEMOCRACY / IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR / I GOHO'R CYMRY A AETH / I SBAEN / 1936 - 1938 / No one can be free till all are free / -Herbert Spencer 1820-1903 / Dros ryddid daear / - T.E. Nicholas 1878-1971

[ back ] You are history. You are legend. You are the / heroic example of democracy's solidarity and / universality. We shall not forget you, and / when the olive tree of peace puts forth its / leaves again - Come back! / La Pasionaria, Madrid 1938.



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As I was sifting through the heap of unsorted in yer face as they cums photographs in my computer - looking for a photo of Daf brandishing an 1840s Suffragist ( Pale Purple / Violet ) White & Green triband ( NOT the 1900s Suffragette Green White & Violet ) - I came across this : we have been subjected recently to a steady stream of propaganda arguing that World War One was rather jolly and wouldn't we like to fight World War Three so that Great Britain can be Great again ... mmm ... that is their Plan B is it - to turn to that old money-spinner which licences them to not only tax us but to make us work long hours to pay off the debts which they will charge to us - eh ? ... Or has that always been The Plan but they can't find anybody to start a modestly priced war with ? ... Why not pick on The People in Ireland for a change ? ... The Dis-United Kingdom has not invaded Ireland for nearly a hundred years - and The Democrats in Ireland are desperate for some kind of economic stimulus ... otherwise they might end up living in The Republic ! ... When The Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936 The Democrats in France and The United Kingdom and other countries could barely believe their luck to have a war on their own doorstep in the middle of a severe economic depression and so they desperately tried to keep the bloody conflict going in order to make as much money out of it as possible ... The People in Ireland and in Wales and in every other country in Britain and Europe however volunteered to defeat those trying to overthrow what they understood by the word " Democracy " - and so now I am thinking that The International Brigades might be a good topic for conversation this year ... but make no speeches or lectures on this subject please on " Y Dydd Rhydd / The Free Day."

Aberdare's Memorial to The International Brigade Volunteers from The South Wales' Valleys



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQbXO828Vio - Christy Moore - Viva la Quinta Brigada Live at Barrowland Glasgow

[ BUT NOBODY HAS WRITTEN THE WELSH VERSION OF THAT - YET ? - BUT THIS SONG IS MORE AMUSING - " Stubborn as he can be but as game as a fighting cock " ... there it is again : can't you see now why I want to call The Biscuit Tin " Cock Aid " ?]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAyRpOblaok - The Two Leslies - Old Potato Jones ( 1937 ) i.e. the year Potato Jones was defying The United Kingdom government.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/9344959/An-online-encounter-with-my-uncle-the-gun-running-Potato.html

I like that rendition of Viva la Quinta Brigada but I think that the Welsh contribution to saving rather than taking lives in The Spanish Civil War in the person of Potato Jones who took The Republicans in Spain food and materials and brought back news and refugees is an even better thing to celebrate - especially since it was the result of resisting British interference in another country's affairs which gave rise to Franco which then created a refugee situation which the supporters of the non-political system which they call The United Kingdom then refused to deal with - much as they have done yet again recently in The Middle East ... My own focus of attention however lies mostly upon the political debates between 1650 - 1750 which took place before " The Shotgun Marriage " which disastrously wedded Republicanism to Democracy and so has led to so many of our present political problems. Most of The Republicans in Wales think that these two are the same thing and the level of political education in Wales is so abysmally low they do not understand that these two political theories are antagonistic - " The Shotgun Marriage " was intended to remedy the deficiencies of each as if they are complimentaries ... but they are not - " Pure Republicanism " is utterly opposed to " Pure Democracy " i.e. as conducted without any constitutional safeguards against its potential abuses as we are cursed with in the non-political system not being called by its supporters " The Dis-United Kingdom " - and I can confirm to you that Pure Republicanism is right - which is why I chose in 2013 to reject Democracy entirely and stopped advocating Republican Democracy ... Dafydd on the other hand remains as some kind of a dodgy Democratic Republican and is of the opinion that Democracy correctly defines Republicanism as rubbish when it contradicts him and claims that I have " gone Islamic " because he deems that what I am advocating is Hierocracy i.e. that I am denying his longstanding claim to The Right To Be A God In His Own Lifetime For The People in Wales ... huh ... in his own lunchtime may be ...

... Dafydd is probably a Democratic Communist Republican whereas I am arguably a Republican Liberal Democrat - but that terminology has nothing to do with The Democrats in The Liberal Democrat Party ... all of this laborious Capitalising and using Orders Of Words is to do with creating and using phrases in a repetitive and meaningful way according to a system of classification defined by The Model which is The Basis of my project of writing The Book about a stripped down abstracted version of Republican theory distilled out of five centuries of the conventional political discourses of Republicanism i.e. Real Republicanism - nothing like you can find in Wales ... " Y Repwblic " is published in The USA where Free Thought and Freedom Of The Press actually mean something - and given what is preached in the name of The People in America ... " Y Repwblic " is rather tame ... in terms of its humour and political radicalism ( if you have not yet prodded it to see if it is alive still ) BBC Radio 4 and BBC 3 TV are a lot more offensive and often feature political opinions more extreme than you can find here : personally, I find extremists of all sorts entertaining - I like studying ideologies - but I also have to ensure that " Y Repwblic " operates within its contract with our hosting provider - Informe.com -

SO PLEASE : DO NOT POST ANYTHING ON " Y REPWBLIC " FEATURING PORNOGRAPHY, VIOLENCE OR SPORTS FEATURES - WE DO NOT WANT CHILDREN UNDER 13 LOOKING AT REPWBLIC.INFORME.COM ... BUT SINCE THE TEENAGERS IN WALES DO SWEAR SO MUCH - YOU CAN LET OFF STEAM HERE AND TALK AS YOU WOULD DOWN THE PUB ... IT IS BEST HOWEVER IF YOU ONLY DAMN THE DEMOCRATS ALTOGETHER OR BY PARTY RATHER THAN MAKING CASUAL DRUNKEN UNFOUNDED ALLEGATIONS ABOUT INDIVIDUALS : EXPRESS YOURSELF FORCEFULLY AND DO NOT BE SHY ABOUT DECLARING YOUR EMOTIONS - BUT TRY TO PROGRESS IN WHAT YOU WRITE TOWARDS PROPOSING COGNITIONS AND ACTIONS : SAY WHAT THEY REFUSE TO HEAR IN THEIR CONSTITUENCY SURGERIES ... EVEN BETTER IF YOU CAN SING IT TO THEM - THEY MIGHT EVEN LISTEN THEN ... " Y REPWBLIC " NOW SEEMS TO BE POLITICS AS ART.

( Perhaps I would translate " Y Dref Wen " as " The Holy Home ".... I must find a tune for the words of Y Faner Wen ... hell - I have lost them : the mess in my office is worse than the mess in my computer ... but not as bad as the mess in my head ... ? )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ2F6G9gz1g - TECWYN IFAN - Y DREF WEN

"Y Dref Wen" - Cor Meibion Llanelli - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bNVxG-WmV8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiGLCxbw0aI - Mari Grug a Lisa Haf - Y Dref Wen [ SWEETER - BUT TERRIBLE SHOES MIND YOU ... ]

Y Dref Wen - Tecwyn Ifan (geiriau / lyrics) ... + SOME NICE PICTURES - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgI8KiaO1fk



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A comment to Marianne re her recent post today on - Just Call Me Homicidal Dave -

http://repwblic.informe.com/viewtopic.php?p=3625#3625

Yee-owch ... Laughing ... I was laughing a lot at something you wrote a couple of days ago ! ... Are you going to make the journey for Thursday 14th July ?

http://repwblic.informe.com/viewtopic.php?t=1308 -
Y DYDD RHYDD - 2016 GORFFENHAF 14 - BASTILLE DAY

I wonder if you have clocked my handing out a make-shift flier for " Y Dydd Rhydd " since 99% of our audience is overseas and so not about to turn up ?

I know that you like a homespun topic for discussion : on that Bastille Day thread I have been comparing the coverage of WW1 V The International Brigade ... I am thinking that a better thing to consider would be the fiftieth anniversary of the treachery of The Labour & Coopertive Party after Aberfan : would you care to write a piece on that soon ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberfan_disaster
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I need a cup of coffee and a rest and a meal and a masseur and ... and then I will come back and explain why I posted this here ... any day now ... oh - this is from circa 1872 which was the high point of the last big wave of Republicanism when there was a Republican club in every town and often village in Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland : from out of The USA and The World then arrived The Fenian Brotherhood which swiftly put a bomb underneath The National Republican League ( = The Right ) and The National Republican Brotherhood ( = The Left ) and blew them all to smithereens - before blowing themselves up ... The Irish Republican Brotherhood however survived the The Fenians and went on to preach Democracy to The Irish Home Rule movement ... who apparently were not very keen upon it - ? ...

... I have Globbled " Isaline Wiffen " but I have not fixed who or what she is or was exactly ... The imagery of " RED + BLUE = PURPLE / VIOLET " is that associated with the Republican Democracy of post-Napoleonic France and later with Free Thinking - and from the 1830s The National Complete Suffrage Union ( i.e. for complete adult suffrage for both sexes ) which was the ancestor of such organisations as The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies ( respectable elderly ladies now commonly called " The Suffragists " ) and The Women's Suffrage & Political Union ( some rather less respectable young ladies now commonly called " The Suffragettes." )



... Ah ... seeing that again I regret the distortions involved in order to get the necessary words to fit into the chosen picture ... Any how - on to what I was supposed to be doing ( the above was at first intended as decoration ) ... any minute or hour now ... my life often seems to be like an episode of Spike Milligan's " Q " gone wrong, got stuck, can not get out of - or onto the end of - the scene ... let alone the next one ... but so often in these stuck moments Wales' guardian angel - its certainly does not seem to be guarding me though - comes along to whack me on the arse with its flaming sword in order to hurry me along towards my next suicide mission ... or as I might put it more politely - romantically even - The Angel in The Library literally kicks books off high shelves to land in front of me ... no - I am not superstitious, I just have not conceived of there being any rational kind of explanation for the kind of thing that happened this morning ... ( this will probably be dismissed as just " Daffy-Dull " ministry by my fellow Quakers - and normally adjusted Jewish persons grimace at such a story )
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... I was late for worship and because of the problem with my leg recently I have severe difficulty in sitting still on a chair for an hour ( or standing-sitting-standing-sitting etc in a pew ) so I decided to be near rather than thear ... not being able to hold a conversation with the-god-that-I-do-not-believe-in ... ( ... he or she or it was not listening to me again - nobody ever takes my advice ... ) ... my eye was drawn in that funny way that so often happens on these occasions to a box which turned out to contain a collection of old Victorian journals ... so I took a couple off the top : when I opened the second one - that poem " VIOLETS " appeared immediately ; which was a shock after I opened the first one in which immediately appeared a discussion about Republicanism - and of a " White " variety ! ... So I took a photo of these ... but the images which I intended to make from them are not working out ( hence the decorative image that I made of the poem " VIOLETS " above ) ... so now I will try to bodge a Mazzini ... let us see now whether I can pass this off later - at Sotheby's ? ...

... I adapted the graphic of Mazzini from this video documentary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysO1jrGgo0c

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Oh - just one little one before I go to bed then ... but where to stick it ?

Upon us in The House of Commons they really play some tricks_& one of these historically ( it really outward sticks )_Is not that they are criminals who can't do their jobs ( that's bad )_But that we can not get rid of them - unless we prove they're mad_& not even that was possible before Eighteen Eighty Six ! * = dai repwblic = Dai Saw = David B Lawrence : the author asserts his moral right - not to sue for copyright ! * Lunacy Vacating of Seats Act 1886


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunacy_(Vacating_of_Seats)_Act_1886


Upon us in The House of Commons they really play some tricks_
And one of these historically ( it really outward sticks )_
Is not that they are criminals who can't do their jobs ( that's bad )_
But that we can not get rid of them - unless we prove they're mad_
And not even that was possible before Eighteen Eighty Six ! *

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* Lunacy Vacating of Seats Act 1886


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiots_Act_1886

It is worth noting that in 1886 the advent of popular newspapers printed for the first generation enjoying mass literacy as a result of the introduction of publicly funded education ten years beforehand had exposed The Palace of Westminster to considerably more scrutiny : the majority of MPs were either titled Aristocrats or close relatives of those in The House of Lords - and The House of Commons consisted mostly of arse-lickers and placemen as it still does today but back in the 1880s they were openly subordinated to The Big Money and not covertly so as today. The Big Money had for centuries been derived from theft and extortion but since the middle of the 19c industrialists had been promoted into The House of Lords on the basis solely of successful exploitation of the market e.g. in weapons manufacturing or running high class - sorry : expensive ! - brothels for The Prince of Wales ... The difference between those from ancient Aristocratic families and the nouveau Aristocrats became obvious and thus The House of Lords has now accepted the Darwinian principle and devolved into a body of people selected by The Democrats in Westminster on the basis of their low breeding and high donations ... Thus the proper and correct distinctions between class which used to be made by those in The Palace of Westminster - between " lunatics, idiots, imbeciles " - were soon replaced by gentler euphemisms such as " moral defective " and " feeble minded " in order to remove the stigma associated with those who had spent a long time in that institution due to having inherited their families' misfortunes ... In modern times of course these terms have now all been replaced by the more politically correct " The Right Honourable Members " - " Mr Speaker " - etc
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His Political Assistant said - " I've just not had enough - it's over ! " -_
The Democrat in Wales looked red - " But why my lovely ? " - he asked his lover_
" Aaagh !!! " - she said - " It's what you say -_
And say again - and again - it's all foreplay !!! _
YOU FUCK ME LIKE YOU FUCK YOUR MOTHER !!! "

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... mmm ... yeah - that is a bit crude by my standards but I am living in the thick of it but unable to obtain any kind of a remote control that can stop the filth pouring out over The Bristol Channel ... in fact they are struggling to stop it over there as well but nobody is really certain as to where the original sauce is ...

... Meanwhile I wish that I had not decided to pass the time - it is nearly 02.00 am - adding it to this thread because I accidentally sent the text off without meaning to ... my humour is not best appreciated by those woken by texts accidentally sent around 01.30 am ...

http://repwblic.informe.com/viewtopic.php?t=1314 - New Labour Shenanigens
- ( a topic thread with a poll - by Moritz )

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Still awake - nearly 04.00 am ? - huh : well I can't send Daf this text yet -

Apparently according to Jean Bodin you are not a tyrant but a despot = https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jN1y91gH1wQ = Furthermore I think that you should firmly lecture The Democrats in Wales ( especially Peter Pain ) about Hugo Grotius before you guillotine them = https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jN1y91gH1wQ

( see that topic thread above )
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http://www.peacetaxseven.com/CDDay.html - http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/


I have just spent rather too long over knocking up the International Brigade Memorial thingy above because of their event on the 16th July ... but away from the militaristic monuments in Alexandra Gardens there is also The Peace Garden just about opposite the entrance to Bute Park besides The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and in that another of these dull unimaginative blocks of stone which The Labour and Cooperative Party deem to be their version of civic grandeur ... and they only erect them anyway if they think that there are votes in it - and vice versa with the other parties, split and shoved sideways etc ... But I think the fact that Cardiff has a " Temple of Health and Peace " is really something to be proud of - however much I grind my teeth at the mess the city is in and how it is getting worse ... But what I feel is worth pointing out here about The Western Mail is how it vigorously denounced both The Conscientious Objectors and The International Brigade Volunteers as fools, criminals, traitors etc at the time and praises them etc and makes money out of it ...

... It is easy to recognise the right thing to do but difficult to do it when although others agree that this is right it involves strangeness, uncertainty and upset to turn around and do it - that is why the band played on and on and on until The Titanic sank and people did not get into the lifeboats whilst they were still available ... In the late 1940s The Welsh Republican Movement was basically born out of the opposition to World War Two as Plaid Genedlaethol Cymru had been born out of the opposition to World War One - but also to the aftermath of these wars ... just as The Welsh Socialist Republican Movement was born out of opposition to the escalation in the nuclear arms race that led to the protests at Greenham : centre ground Republicanism in Wales can accomodate both a left and a right wing - The Reds and The Greens - but in order to do so The Pacifists in Wales have to reconnect with The Politics of Peace - Republicanism - by rediscovering the 18c origins of The Peace Movement which were in The Republicanism in Wales and England and Scotland and Ireland and indeed The World : The " United " Republicans of The 1790s - including The " White " Republicans in France who in 1794 overthrew The Terrorists and restored The Rule of Law whilst organising the defence of The Republic.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/were-conscientious-objectors-first-world-8394469
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My sleep is out of joint so I thought that I would idle away the time goloogoling my friends and relatives - shaking with laughter at this -

https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2014/01/ill-be-damned-if-i-dont-do-it-the-failed-assassination-attempt-on-president-andrew-jackson/

- I was doing some research some twenty years ago when I noticed a Lawrence emigrating to America with the Quakers from Trefyrhug - a pious person perhaps when he left ... he ended up as a failed politico and Philidelphia's town drunk ... There have been an unusual number of political radicals who share this surname although there is as far as I know no family connection between them ... I pity those called Jones because there are so many - but then who would want to be a Moriarty ?
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Fidgitty didgits - watching The House Of Commons debate on The Chilcot Report ... this is putting me right off eating any lunch ... I think that I want to go and have a bath and try to get the scrubbing brush into my ears ... perhaps the loo brush would be more appropriate ... I have been hammering my index finger against the screen for the following - I need to stop now because this is hurting my finger and probably the phone also ...

http://repwblic.informe.com/viewtopic.php?p=3660#3660 = Conceptualising Citizenship : Community V Commodity V ?

... Er... DAF ? ... Are you reading this ? ... :-S ... Am I imagining this - i.e. do you remember the proper quotation ?

Jesus said " Do unto others what you want them to do unto you - for this is the whole of religion." whereas Confucious said " Do not do unto others what you want them to not do unto you - for this is the whole of politics."

( 14.30 pm - 06/07/16 ) --- --- --- ... And as the profit descends from his mountain of cash to declare that ... well Tony Blair has never admitted anything ... I have turned to stand with my back to him as in a shakey voice he declares that nothing that has happened is his fault ... I guess that other people think that these are tears of regret : to me he sounds like a child caught red-handed dangling a kitten over a fire from a fishing rod - positively babnling with anxiety that he will no longer be loved and approved of ... I do not know why he still feels this way - surely he must have learned by now that nobody has ever loved him ... All he has ever talked about is piss - whether in perpetrating wars in other countries or within his own party ... the legacy of which Jeremy Corbyn is now dealing with ... " I only ask with humility ... " - now who makes such declaration if they are indeed speaking with humility ? ... The trouble is that Tony Blair is not a liar : this is his belief system and he is speaking what he honestly believes to be true - this is the way that Sadaam Hussein, Ayatollah Khomeini and Nicholas Ceauscescu talked when they made speeches ... most constitutional analysts argue that The United Kingdom is an elective dictatorship - this is why The Conservative & Unionist Party are not opting for a general election in the wake of The EU Referendum : why on earth would they throw away their opportunity to become Prime Mimicster through horse-trading with their chronies by leaving the choice of government to The People ? All that could ever result either way is yet another person who talks to themself whilst others agree with them in order to get close enough for their opportunity to stab Boris Johnson in the back - even if he is never going to be The Prime Misinterpreter of The Fabled Lost Kingdom of Unity ... Over here in Wales, I for one do not like being forced into this dismal game in which we have to wait for a random throw of someone else's dice to free The Dragons in The Dungeon ...

... And I do not mean just The Red Dragons but also The Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Purple, Pink, Magnolia, Khaki, Octarine... in other words : what I want is the restoration of Welsh Political Society ! ... ( WPS ! ) ... There are other ways to do politics and Republicanism as a political discourse contains the wealth of ideas that are missing - we need to restore Republicanism to its central place in Welsh Political Society by putting an end to the ignorance, bigotry and prejudice which it is so casually subjected to.

If The Muslims, Jews, Christians, Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, Ba'hais - or Gays, Lesbians, Bisexualised, Transgendered - or Environmentalists - or - Well Whatever They Are in Wales were treated the way that The Republicans in Wales are presently being treated there would be A Public Outrage - would there not ? ... SO WHY IS THERE NO OUTRAGE ?

THERE IS OUTRAGE AGAINST " THE DEMOCRATS " - AND IT IS OUR JOB AS REPUBLICANS TO HELP THE PEOPLE ARTICULATE THIS IN A USEFUL CONSTRUCTIVE WAY - AND NOT TO MANIPULATE OTHERS INTO AGREEING WITH US BUT TO SHOW HOW TO TREAT IDEAS AS TOOLS TO USE NOT CREEDS TO BELIEVE IN.
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Well nobody is looking at " Y Repwblic " because everybody is watching Wales playing Portugal in the European Football Thingummy ... And I am sat in The Woodville and ... hell - let's be optimistic : we might win ...and if we do that might be enough to provide the feel-good factor to want to stay in The European Union ? ... Ah - I feel that my Dad is with me this evening ... criticising their lack of team work and complaining about the price of the beer and wondering why all of these foreigners are cheering on his team* - I mean - this is his team. . and he wants to know why they are playing in black and yellow ... er ... well he is not going to like the idea that The Golden Cross onY Faner Du has its origins in a military symbol that has no authentic connection with Dewi Sant ...

* HALF OF THE WOODVILLE'S AUDIENCE WERE STUDENTS FROM THE PEOPLE NOT IN A REPUBLIC OF CHINA - AND THEY WERE SORT OF REALLY GETTING INTO THIS MATCH IN A QUIETLY DIGNIFIED WAY - " I AM WEARING THE RED DRAGON FLAG IN ORDER TO BE SOCIABLE AND JOIN IN - BUT I AM NOT GOING TO WAVE IT ABOUT TOO MUCH OR DISGRACE MYSELF BY GETTING DRUNK " ... I RECKON THAT IF THEY STAY ANOTHER THREE MONTHS THEY WILL BE QUALIFIED TO BE FULLY WELSH AND TOTALLY DRUNK - AND GOGS ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Inn_of_the_Sixth_Happiness ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stEwI3qjgUg


[ half time ] ... As if Real Republicanism could be separated from Real Life ... about half way through the first half a friend arrived : if your idea of Republicans in Wales is of sinister people clad in balaclavas and bombs here is yet another " White " - actually wearing a white linen suit rather crumpled with wide blue stripey kipper tie hanging askew and in a storm of protest against those who claimed the authority to refuse him entry to The Students Union more or less on the basis that they didnot like the looks of him : thin balding scruffy and dragging a suitcase full of books ... basically a typical " White " ... now complaining that I am not paying attention ...

... OH - NO - XXXX IS ONE THOSE WHO DISECTS EVERY MOVE - AND WALES ARE TWO DOWN ... AND ANOTHER SIXTY MINUTES OF MY LIFE IS NOW GONE FOREVER ... AWOAROAGHGHAGH ... ouch ... free kick ... PORTUGAL - MISSED !!!!! ... 63.00 mins ... C'mon Cymru - 3:2 ???

... " Asamux " besides me arguing this out with his beloved in Merthyr ... And at the end ... Well - that is the end ... but The People in Wales are good losers ... briefly : it is very civilised here in The Woodville - very different from pubs in Cardiff's city centre ... XXXX blames the referee and gives us a blow by blow analysis of how he deprived us of victory and I stagger off to the urinal in convulsions of laughter ...


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07hhvxx - " Sovereignty " - In Our Time BBC R4

I keep listening to this one which was broadcast a week ago : I am getting some pleasure from the fact that those discussing the legacy of Bodin's " The Six Books of The Republic " via Hobbes and Rousseau etc ended up basically agreeing with me - " SOVEREIGNTY IS BUNK " ... In which case what was The Referendum on The European Union about ? ... Even more to the point for us in Wales : since sovereignty can not be demonstrated to be other than an idea e.g. as in The Declaratory Act of 1765 - which basically triggered off the series of political events which led to The Revolution in The American Colonies - if that idea is decided to be invalid then we can discard the idea of needing to secure national independence for Wales and concentrate on the business of improving the constitutional arrangements of The Welsh Government in its relationships with The Palace of Westminster : i.e. each The Welsh Assembly passes a law it is de facto incrementally forging independance ... Which just tends to confirm my opinion of The Democrats in Wales ... although of course I usually accuse them of other crimes ... Something to discuss possibly next Thursday ?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaratory_Act

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Bodin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hobbes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Jacques_Rousseau
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Oh ... what time is it ? ... oh yeah - time to finally get rid of the non-political system which is not called by its supporters " The Dis-United Kingdom " - !

Actually it is on the stroke of midnight and the news sort of demonstrates that the claims made by The Democrats in Westminster to have a political system are entirely false : for more than a week now The United Kingdom has had neither a government nor an opposition - and instead of any of them behaving as if they are the responsible and selfless candidates which they claimed to be in order to get themselves elected ... they have all descended into an orgy of vile egotism in which they have fallen upon each other in exactly the cannibalistic manner which I described above - all more concerned to further their careers than to attend to the multiple crises which erupted after The People voted slightly more for " Leave " than " Remain." ... The good news to emerge out of this is that the lack of any Democratic government is being demonstrated to be beneficial for The People in Any Country ... or at least it soundly demonstrates that by deducting The United Kingdom from Welsh Political Society our lot has been improved for a whole two weeks - until next week !

I came in to have Question Time ( in Brighton ) on in the background : it sounded good this week = http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07k7hy9/question-time-07072016

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006t1q9 = http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01sfcms = https://twitter.com/bbcquestiontime

I usually ignore This Week because Portillo irritates me but Omid Djalili was being interviewed about " We Are Many " = http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07k7hyd/this-week-07072016

" WE ARE MANY " = http://wearemany.com/ = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOpa8y2TIy8 = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK60Y4lG89E

" WE ARE MANY " WAS A GLOBAL PROTEST OF 30 MILLION PEOPLE =
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgwBtdmgWOc = http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05vcyvg#playt=0h00m48s = http://wearemany.com/buzz/

It was a long time ago that The People in The World Chanted " Not In My Name " and knew that they had been lied to - and yet they still continue to believe in Democracy ... because The Democrats tell them to ... uh ? ... How can you tell if a Democrat is lying ? ... Well - if you can feel a pulse ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36733979 = Tony Blair says world is better as a result of Iraq War

... Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn - who voted against military action - apologised on behalf of the party. ...


[ THE GIST OF BLAIR'S STATEMENT WAS THAT HE WANTED TO SAY THAT HE >sob< FEELS SORRY FOR ALL OF THE DEAD PEOPLE BUT >grin< DOES NOT REGRET KILLING THEM ]


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[ UNFINISHED BUT BRAIN NOT WORKING AND COFFEE BREAKS CAN NOT GO ON FOREVER - AND WRITING ON THE MOBILE HURTS MY INDEX FINGER - WHICH MUST BE SAVED FOR OTHER PURPOSES ]

By reading on " Y Repwblic " you can study all of our actions -_And you are welcome to debate with us why we there describe eight factions :_But you must understand that the vowel sounds of " Y " are // like a pair of // trousers -_But besides understanding that The Welsh Vowel " Y " is like a pair of trousers_Please note that The Democrats have all of the answers_Whereas The Republicans have all of the questions

But please note this clear // that there is this // distinction_The Democrats claim to have all of the answers_Whereas we - The Republicans - have all of the questions

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" Wha ? ... NO MY FIVE ? ... NO S-o-B-s ? ... On Y DYDD RHYDD ? ... HAVE NONE APPEARED ? " -_Dafydd was quite angry as these words he snarled and sneered -_" It serves you right - you bloody fool :_You're so obscure - { you're } a fucking tool ! "_{ Unhappily } Wheras Dai just sat {there} and wondered {wondering} if " Y Repwblic " could become more weird ...


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mmm ... I really ought to either knock those into shape or knock myself into shape ... I might mention in reference to the above remarks that I can generally get on well with anybody ... that is anybody who is not making a false claim to authority ... which in my life generally means either police or politicians ... it is in fact more complicated than the following prejudice on my part : in the old days - when nostalgia used to be much better than it is now - I used to deal with police officers who knew my face and we cooperated together to deal with the multiple problems which beset Butetown in Cardiff as a result of The Labour & Cooperative Party's inverted racial prejudice in selecting their candidates on the basis of the colour of their skin - trying to win " anti-racist / racial tolerance " ...

... ugh - I was about to write " Brownie points " but in being a Britishism that will be widely misunderstood elsewhere and I was not intending to make a point by winding people up with that : but can you see the problem of inferred intolerance in there, that nobody can make such a gaff but that others will seize the opportunity to use it to abuse them with it to gratify themselves - thus increasing the distrust and antagonism in our society, whereas in a face to face community like ours we may take the piss out of each other for making such gaffs or get upset and berate each other as friends and neighbours - in which case both the accused ad accuser hurry to remedy the matter : we do not apply to The Democrats for a research grant in order to elaborate and perpetuate these mistakes in the hope of making a career out of denouncing the faults of others instead of forgiving them - teasing them - by making our emotions known to them and thus receiving in return concern for our feelings and about our opinions about them.

- playing to the misconceptions of arguing that " Butetown is Black " which it is not and never has been : it is just that the presence of " black " people in our communities - and Butetown is notoriously fragmented politically - drew the attention of those unused to the idea and so basically they obsessed about it ... in other words the idea that " Butetown is Black " reflects the very nature of racial prejudice being founded in the imaginations - or indeed the neuroses - of those who do not want to encounter the realities of The World : Butetown's population was most diverse between the wars with at least fifty nationalities present - and the important thing was that everybody lived cheek by jowl, different but sharing in the same experience - whereas now there are larger numbers of just a fewer nationalities who do not share even so much as a nod let alone a conversation over a cup of tea and so nobody knows or helps each other any more ... [ SEE THE BIT THAT I WILL WRITE LAST - DOWN BELOW ] ... ( - but please note that due to certain self appointed people claiming political authority on the basis of their skin colour and constantly talking up the ideas of being " against racism " and " for religious tolerance " - Butetown has now become a lot more divided on the basis of race and religion than when I was a teenager ... because there are votes to be had by doing so - see how Democrats practice dividing to rule ? - ) ...

... I do not want to lay too much emphasis on this - obviously racism is an obnoxious thing, but playing on this issue ( and thereby perpetuating something which was dying its natural death through the simple process of mutual socialising - but now regrettably the rise of non-Kardiffyaan forms of Islam is not only stopping " black " Muslims from talking to " white " non-Muslims but also dividing different groups of Muslims : in my book, this was not in Mohammed's book ) ... playing on that issue ... playing on the other issue ... results in problems which never existed before : what was merely an contended issue in a conversation becomes the reason not to talk to someone - " Democrats do not talk to terrorists / racists / capitalists / rapists / feminists / realists - Republicans ... " ... But the business of politics is part and parcel of The Public Conversation - and whilst I usually define the two halves of this as " Religion V Politics - Morality V Ethics " it really consists of everything and enters into every conversation that we are all involved in as a society : prejudice takes place in everyday conversations and can only be challenged within them ... And given that in most conversations very little is being said - because we all tend to mindlessly bleat alike like sheep because we flock together to re-assure each other that we are alike by seeking to be like each other and so thoughtlessly repeat what we hear etc - our own prejudices are therefore perhaps more likely to be challenged ( as I am doing here now for you ) by talking to ourselves alone and thereby in fleeting not repeating their bleating so defeating their beating our tweeting in meeting our pleating of their bleeping bleep bleep ....

... As you might guess from that - Republicanism in Wales tends to be savoured and favoured by those literary types who delight in playing with ideas and words and our homes, handbags and pockets are always stuffed full of books - and our heads are so fully stuffed with words that we have difficulty in finding any space to move around in between them ... Our own individual consciousnesses of course can not be separated from the collective consciousness out of which they have emerged and so we naturally play with the linguistic cultures which have shaped our modes of thinking and therefore of course are wrapped up with our sense of identity ... and this is where Nationalists make their mistake in thinking that Republicanism and Nationalism are the same thing merely because Republicans are intensely interested in the languages which they use as the means to trace the paths which human consciousnesses have taken in the past and may yet take in the future ... mmm ... Since Republicanism is fundamentally about " how to think " it can be essentially defined by this issue of " Consciousness." - What is it ? - Can it be objectively measured ? - Is it more than one thing ? - Despite languages shaping our ability to communicate with each other can we be certain that we are able to understand each other ? - We clearly experiment by inventing new words and fashioning new expressions without in the first instance having any regard as to whether these represent anything which actually exists : this human disposition towards exploring the nature of the ideas we have and the words that we use to describe them has led to the questions debated by The Modernist and Post-Modernist Republicanisms such as to whether we can replace the imprecise and therefore unreliable vocabulary based human languages with a precise and therefore reliable numerically based machine language e.g. such as those used in computer programming ... Has the recent advent of the internet and increasingly successful web-page translators finally vindicated the aspirations of The Republicans in France in the early 19c e.g. Antoine Destutt De Tracey ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_Destutt_de_Tracy

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By reading up on " Y Repwblic " you can study all of our actions_
And you can debate them with us here - whatever are your factions -_
If you can understand why The Welsh Vowel " Y " is like a pair of trousers_
You will easily see that The Democrats' claim - that they have all of the answers -_
Is fully met by The Republicans' claim - that we have many ( many ! ) more questions !

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" WHA ? ... NO MY FIVE ? ... NO S-o-B-s ? ... ON " Y DYDD RHYDD " - ? ... HAVE NONE APPEARED ? "_
( Dafydd was really angry as these words he snarled and sneered )_
" It serves you right - you bloody fool :_
You're so obscure - you fucking tool ! "_
Dai Saw sat pondering - all through Bastille Day - as to whether Life could be more weird.

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I can no longer decide whether this " short post " was about the police or the politicians : it seems to have been transforming into something to do with not being politically correct ... when it really ought to be about policing the politicians ... I guess it has nothing to do with what Wales will be transformed into by The Democrats in The New Future Party ...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sg0D1PpgCXs - NOT SO FUNNY GIVEN THE NEWS*

*THE NEWS ... YESTERDAY THERE WAS A HARROWING VIDEO TAKEN INSIDE A CAR AS WHITE POLICE OFFICER WALKED UP TO AND SHOT A BLACK DRIVER IN FRONT OF HIS PARTNER AS SHE COMMENTATED ON THIS AND PLEADED WITH THE ASSAILANT WHO SHOT HER PARTNER FIVE TIMES AS SHE SAT BESIDE HIM - WE SAW THIS VIDEO BECAUSE YESTERDAY IT SPARKED A LARGE PROTEST DEMONSTRATION IN DALLAS WHERE THERE WERE WHITE POLICE OFFICERS AND A BLACK GUNMAN ANGRY AT THE CONTINUING MURDEROUS RACISM OF AMERICAN POLICE OFFICERS AVENGED THE DEAD BY KILLING SEVERAL WHITE OFFICERS - IF YOU THINK THAT SUCH THINGS ARE RANDOM EVENTS AND DO NOT REFLECT THE NON-POLITICAL SYSTEM CALLED DEMOCRACY READ THIS ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-36749925 - What does the slogan ' Black Lives Matter ' mean now ? - By Mukul Devichand - 08-07-16

" The phrase "Black Lives Matter" was already hotly debated - and that was before it was reportedly used by the suspect who is thought to have killed five police officers during a sniper attack in Dallas. ... Over the past three years, a powerful hashtag and movement has grown up to protest against police killings of black people in America. ... More than 1000 people were killed in police operations in the US in 2015, nearly a third of them black - despite the fact that black people are 13% of the population. ... The hashtag surges with each new case of a police killing of a black person that is seen as unjust, usually after a video emerges. This week it surged twice - with the fatal shootings of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana. ... We'll never get the chance to interrogate the suspected gunman, named by US media as Micah Johnson, 25, about the extent of his actual links to the Black Lives Matter movement - he was killed at the scene. But comments by Dallas Police Chief David Brown have now linked him clearly to the slogan. "He said he was upset about Black Lives Matter [ protest movement ]; he said he was upset about the recent police shootings," Mr Brown told a news conference. ... "

AND THE DEMOCRATS HAVE RESPONDED BY TAKING EXAGGERATED STANCES ?

" ... These are the words, on Twitter, of a former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh, on the Tea Party right. ... 3 Dallas cops killed, 7 wounded. This is now war, watch out Obama. Watch out black lives matter punks. Real America is coming after you. ... His words were widely criticised - but also shared. He has since deleted them and made clear he does not support violence. ... ... There are rival hashtags, such as "Blue Lives Matter" - in support of police - which have surged since the Dallas shootings. ... An even bigger rival hashtag is "All Lives Matter" which is used by people to take the focus away from black people alone as victims. ... Black Lives Matter began in 2013, after an in California named Alicia Garza wrote a post on Facebook. "Black people. I love you. I love us," she wrote. "Our lives matter." ... Michael Brown's death unleashed a deeper anger about racial injustice in policing. There were protests, civil unrest and the hashtag Black Lives Matter surged across the country. ... And that was only the first time. The protest movement has grown - both formally and informally - with each controversial case of a police killing that has emerged. ... For all its radicalism - and the descent of some protests into unrest - it has been essentially a peaceful movement. ... "

I WILL COPY NO MORE : FOR ME THAT DEMONSTRATES THAT WELL-ADJUSTED PEOPLE CHOOSE THE REPUBLICAN POLITICAL METHODS OF RECONCILING THE WHOLE OF SOCIETY AROUND THE PUBLIC INTEREST TO BE FOUND IN THE MORAL SENTIMENTS AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOURS OF ALTRUISM - IN CONTRAST TO THE MALADJUSTED PEOPLE WHO OPT FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NON-POLITICAL METHODS OF DIVIDING THE WHOLE OF SOCIETY AGAINST ITSELF INTO WARRING PRIVATE INTERESTS BY PROMOTING THE IMMORAL SENTIMENTS AND UNETHICAL BEHAVIOURS OF ULTRAISM.

[ WILL THE READERS IN AMERICA PLEASE NOTE THE USE OF THESE TERMS IN THE POLITICAL CONTEXT HERE IN WALES - WHERE " THE DEMOCRATS " ARE THOSE WHO REFUSE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT OUR CORRUPT POLITICAL SYSTEM AND KEEP ON INSISTING THAT THE UNITED KINGDOM IS A DEMOCRACY - IN CONTRAST TO " THE REPUBLICANS " WHO ARE NOW INSISTING UPON DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM WHICH MANY OF US VIEW AS A " NON-POLITICAL " SYSTEM WHERE THE POLITICIANS HIRE THEMSELVES OUT TO GET THEMSELVES ELECTED IN ORDER TO REPRESENT THE PRIVATE INTERESTS OF THOSE WHO SPONSOR THEM. - HENCE " THE REPUBLICANS IN WALES " ARE NOT A RIGHT WING DEMOCRATIC POLITICAL PARTY LIKE THE " G.O.P. " IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - BUT RATHER AN AS YET INCOHERING CENTRE-GROUND MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY DIVERSE IN THEIR POLITICAL OPINIONS : IN THE AMERICAN CONTEXT WE ARE MORE AKIN IN SENTIMENT TO THOSE WHO BURIED THEIR DIFFERENCES IN ORDER TO RALLY AROUND WASHINGTON AND JOHN ADAMS IN ORDER TO SECURE THE CONSTITUTIONAL BASIS OF THE REPUBLIC IN AMERICA - TREATING IT AS A COMMON TASK WHICH IT WAS NECESSARY TO COLLABORATE TOGETHER UPON IN " THE PUBLIC INTEREST " - " DE RE PUBLICA " ... AN HISTORICAL POINT OF wELSH INTEREST THERE IS THAT JOHN ( AP ) ADAMS' FAMILY WAS NOT ONLY WELSH IN ORIGIN BUT HAD BEEN LONG STEEPED IN THE REPUBLICANISM IN WALES BEFORE THEY LEFT FOR AMERICA AFTER THE RESTORATION IN THE 17C : THE REPUBLICANISM IN WALES WAS A COMMONPLACE BECAUSE IT UNDERPINNED THE UNITED KINGDOM IN THE 18C - AND THAT IS WHY THE PEOPLE IN AMERICA WERE CITING IT IN THEIR ARGUMENTS WHICH LED UP TO THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE - INDEED WHY AMERICA IS A REPUBLIC : IT WAS ONLY IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE CORSICAN, AMERICAN AND THEN FRENCH REVOLUTIONS THAT THE SUPPORTERS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM TURNED ROUND UPON THE REPUBLICANS IN WALES AND SUPPRESSED THEM ... WHAT HAPPENED IN WALES WAS THAT IT BECAME IMPOSSIBLE TO USE THE WORD " REPUBLICAN " IN WELSH POLITICAL CONVERSATIONS AND SO OTHER WORDS WERE SUBSTITUTED WHICH HAS RESULTED IN THE PEOPLE IN WALES NOT BEING ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THEIR NATION'S POLITICAL HISTORY PRIOR TO C1848. ]

THE REPUBLICANS IN WALES IN THE 18C LIKE DAVID WILLIAMS AND RICHARD PRICE WERE WORLD-RENOWNED AND AMERICAN AND FRENCH REPUBLICANS VISIT WALES TO PAY HOMAGE TO THEM - YET THE PEOPLE IN WALES HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THEM AND DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE WORD " REPUBLICAN " MEANS - YET ONE IN FIVE STILL CLAIM TO BE " REPUBLICANS " BELIEVING THAT THIS MEANS " TO BE AGAINST THE ROYAL FAMILY " OR " TO BE A DEMOCRAT " - ! - OR " TO FIGHT TO BE FREE " - !!! - ALL WRONG IDEAS ...


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPXhZ8t5WWY [ ouch - this trailer made me wince ]

... My apologies ... I am trying to write my way towards this book that I am reading at the moment to use to provide the theme of " knowing our own beat " politically - but so far I have only turned up that peculiarly bad clip for this purpose ... I have a paper copy here which is presently on sale in Cancer Research Wales - £10 to a their cause I believe ...

'AND TIGER BAY DIED TOO' : The Final Years of the Cardiff City Police -

by John Wake (Author), John Briggs (Photographer), Mike O'Sullivan (Photographer), Mike Wood (Photographer), Richard Hall (Photographer) - ISBN 978 1 903529 26 3

" The demolition of Tiger Bay in Cardiff corresponded with the final years of the Cardiff City Police, the force soon entering into an amalgamation of constabularies. [ = SOUTH WALES POLICE ] Street life in the 1960's Cardiff was colourful to say the least and the only protection an officer had was a truncheon and a whistle. Cardiff police did not even carry handcuffs. The I.T revolution was decades away. Follow Cardiff City Police officers on their beats and in their police stations in this informal look at 50/60s life."

KINDLE EDITION - https://www.amazon.co.uk/TIGER-BAY-DIED-TOO-Cardiff-ebook/dp/B01D7QYO28

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I come back to this at midnight ( Saturday ) hoping to bring some sense out of this piece : normally I do not feel the absolute need to finish something off with a conclusion because I regard these as " pre-writes " - the first stage of writing in which ideas are put on paper and hopefully - very hopefully ! - presented to somebody who might like to see such ideas strung together in which case if they say " maybe " the would be author then starts cutting and pasting and scribbling in between the " pre-writes " to create coherent " writes " and takes them to the editor who skims them and ask for some " re-writes " and ... anyhow what you read from me on " Y Repwblic " are but " The Pre-Writes of One Man " and yes I know that these are billed as " Conversations with Wales' Republicans " and it is often us - was mostly me for a while - just writing alone but when it gets going and works properly you get to read something which resembles our actual conversations when we are together face to face : perhaps very shocking because Daf, Marianne and I can be coarse and opinionated but hopefully discussing nothing that you thought that we might be discussing if you have been brought up believing Republicans to be criminals ... It is of course true that there have been crimes committed by those who have excused themselves on account of their supposed political convictions but in my experience whatever their political convictions such crimes are not committed by the sorts of people who adore the business of politics - and those who adore the business of war have no political convictions themselves nor do they concern themselves with the political convictions of those they kill - they are criminals and therefore opportunists who are opposed to The Rule of Law ... and therefore opposed by The Republicans in Wales and The World who from the 18c onwards were denounced by the supporters of The United Kingdom as traitors for opposing wars, as seditious for organising protests - and as subversive for advocating such things as ... replacing the corrupt county constables with professional public policemen ... the arguments about this raged for decades and the opponents denounced the proposal for what it self evidently was : a Republican idea ...

... As usual the compromised reform was perhaps worse than not changing at all : the local boroughs kept their constabularies but were made to pay them proper wages and to issue them with proper uniforms ... Cardiff Borough Police were such a police force, and according to this book they were still very poorly equipped and underpaid in the 1960s with their police stations rotting around them and their vehicles not even running at the end ... oooohhh - I wonder which bunch of The Democrats in Wales were in charge of Cardiff City Council in the 1960s ... oh yeah - the same ones who were still in charge when I arrived to witness their multiple crimes : but by then the old small police forces had been combined together as The South Wales Police ... and the contrast between the way that policing was conducted in the 1960s and the 2010s was what I had in mind to finish this piece with - because of the parallels with the way that politicking is conducted : I think that my observations may be of general use to The Republicans in Wales and The World ... Basically I recognise what is described in the book but it does cite the accounts of the policemen involved and given my own experience this book is not balanced - but ! - I really like this kind of a book because although biased it gives an authentic account by a witness : you do not conduct a legal matter on the basis of having witnesses who know nothing about it but who are professors emeritus of criminology - and very clubbable ! - because they have no authority as witnesses in a legal system ... Likewise there is no point conducting a legislative matter on the basis of having witnesses who know nothing about it but who are profaners ameritus of politicologistics - who like to party ! - because they have no authority as witnesses in a political system ...

... We need contributions to The Welsh Public Conversation ( WPC ? ) like this book - and we need less sneering at the witnesses' social standing and their lack of ability to communicate their information : the facts and arguments about their lives is The Political Authority of The People - and it can neither be stolen from them nor taken away from them by fraudulent means because it is inseparable from The Lives of The People ... Hence a fundamental difference between Democracy and Republicanism - that The Democrats assert that there is a thing called " Sovereignty " which in different political systems can be located or constructed in different ways i.e. " Sovereignty " does not exist because it can not be demonstrated e.g. it is argued that in the ritual of the placing of a cross on a wafer of paper " The Sovereignty of The People " is thus magically transubstantiated into " The Sovereignty of Parliament " - ! - Republicanism ( mostly ) does not deal in this mystic nonsense ( although there have been debates about the use of the idea of " Sovereignty " in Republicanism nobody sensible actually thought of trying to legislate Jean Bodin's idea into existence : it was recognised to be a useful idea, a sort of logic symbol with which to organise things - like brackets.) Republicanism conceives of political systems in terms of their being constructed for the purpose of making the best decisions possible - thus Republicanism rests upon facts and arguments and therefore perceives political systems in terms of processing information : political authority in a Republican political system is inseparable from the information - and the only source of information is in the facts an arguments about The Lives of The People i.e. The Democrats in Wales and Westminster have no political authority - at all.

02.00 am ... ugh ... I think that I am making a pig's ear of this and I need to get to sleep - but ...

What I had in mind is something not mentioned in the book : another parallel ... In the 1960s policemen regularly walked certain neighbourhoods and their faces were known to the community there and they knew The People Who Knew Them ... A lot of the trouble was sorted out directly and not just by local constables because - in the days before they could summon help through personal communications - local people would step in to support them. Badly behaved teenagers might find their parents arranging for them to be put in a cell in the local police station by way of a warning lesson. ... The book makes the local constables of the 1960s sound like " Dixon of Dock Green " but my own experiences differ ... and I think that I will not write about them tonight to elaborate the incidents which led to my antipathy towards The South Wales Police ... what I have in mind as a parallel to what has happened in politics as well as policing is that in being known to the community the constable was not just approachable because identifiable - but also accountable because identifiable : unlike in the 2010s the 1960s constable could not casually threaten or assault an individual because the following day they would have to face the community again - and the constable's personal safety might depend upon it, not because the community would revenge themselves but because they would no longer treat him as a member of their community to respect, support and protect. Now the gist of this parallel is that I know from accounts within my family that local politics used to work in much the same way as local policing - and both have collapsed : lots of people call for a return of the local constable on the beat thinking that this will somehow make them feel safe - but the security arose out mutuality between the constable and his community which can not be recreated without a community too ... ditto The Democrats and The People : modern politicians behave like modern policemen, both smile broadly, talk pleasantly, win the confidence of an individual and then suddenly punch them - confident of there being no consequences because they will rarely visit that area again and there is no community to rise up in anger on behalf of that individual and if he should subsequently lash out then some other South Wales Police officer will be injured. From the point of view of The Republican in Wales, this is not some random accidental cultural development but one whose origin lies in The United Kingdom itself - The Completely Utraistic Non-Political System which substitutes violence for authority.

03.00 am - still not getting there : time to quit I think ... I was looking for a bit of " Dixon of Dock Green " and found this rather cruel political satire - a voice-over of a late episode ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0MJolJ-I-4 = Dixon of Dock Green 2016

" POLICE CONSPIRACY ? " = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_-I2w_AX64

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Es9CSCBCVU = Dixon Of Dock Green 409 Firearms Were Issued

FOR A YOUNGER GENERATION - " DIXON OF DOCK GREEN " RAN FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND DEALT WITH SOME ISSUES STILL RELEVANT - INTERESTING ...

WOWOW ... IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE CARDIFF IN THE 1960s - THE FILM " BITTER HARVEST " HAS TURNED UP NEXT TO AN EPISODE OF " DIXON OF DOCK GREEN." ... oh ... somebody without any feeling for nostalgia has now made it into a colour movie ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlEX9y-VsuU - Bitter Harvest ( 1963 )
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As described above, I walked out this morning around 10.30 am and received another of those political rabbit-punches - and on a Sunday ! ... I do not think that it is wise to discuss on " Y Repwblic " the chronic political arguments in which I am involved in here in Butetown, Cardiff - but the chronic anger which they result in is however certainly on display here ... I hope that I did the wise thing after the initial fractious encounter this morning ( I already had become suspicious some weeks ago that something was up - but I only found out this morning : I suspect now that this was done on a Sunday to achieve a fait accomplis - the officer responsible being conveniently therefore unavailable to argue with until afterwards.) I walked away from an argument that would achieve nothing but antagonising somebody into antipathy and walked in a cold fury that was already warming up as I took my seat in Cardiff Quaker Meeting ... which is probably potentially the most laid back and broadminded of Quaker Meetings, but whilst in the 17c Cardiff Quaker Meeting both smouldered and flamed one thing which most modern Quakers are really bad at is handling anger and angry people ... whereas I do not have any problem in expressing emotions - to me they are just facts of life and therefore to politely explain our emotional responses to other people is a necessary part of Life and we ought to be grateful to those willing to candidly explain their responses to us in order to assist us to develop our understanding of our relationships with them ... and this is one of the reasons why I recommend that Republicanism should be founded upon the tough, flexible and abiding friendships through which we can develop mutual understanding - as described in " De Amacitia " - " On Friendship " - by Cicero amongst whose other books was " De Re Publica " from which this political ideology gets its name.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laelius_de_Amicitia ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_re_publica

The doorkeeper rose to go let in a late-comer ( Cardiff Quaker Meeting is very laid back ) and realising that I was not going to escape my rising anger I took my opportunity to escape my sitting there trying to distract myself by reading about who begat what using which ... I came limping back into Butetown to survey the potential damage and assess what to do and risk asking my neighbours what they thought and what they knew - which was nothing : another planning application not advertised to those of us who live here - yet probably again circulated and discussed by large corporations ... get this : Cardiff City County Council on occasions informs people and companies not even in The United Kingdom of planning applications which will smash up our lives and properties, and property corporations which have no property any where near where the application is being made - yet local companies and residents directly effected know nothing until it is far too late : I only found out about the massive redevelopment application by Belerophon because I went to visit a friend in - Grangetown ! ... YES : THE PEOPLE IN GRANGETOWN WERE GIVEN NOTICE OF THE BIGGEST OF ALL RECENT PLANNING APPLICATIONS IN BUTETOWN - BUT NOT THE PEOPLE IN BUTETOWN - NOT EVEN THE PEOPLE AND COMPANIES DUE TO BE AFFECTED ! ... I can never go on holiday lest anything happens but I try to escape as often as I can.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellerophon = Rolling Eyes = http://www.bpl.wales/ = https://twitter.com/bplwales

http://www.bpl.wales/project/regeneration-embankment-2/ = [ IN THE WELSH SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE WE WERE ... no - not now, not here ... ]

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LET US BRIEFLY RELAX WITH A MINER MUSEGAL HEADYOUCCASIONAL HINTALLUDE = https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rvzH7TfdqMk

What I did for unwanted relaxation was to walk away from this over to Dafydd and together we went over to Caerleon where there was an arts festival of sorts in which some people we recently met were providing a form of entertainment of sorts ... On the occasions when I have been to Caerleon I have usually been in the college and I rarely go for a walk around the walls and so I was unaware that the town is sprouting even more sculptures : I took some photos of a statue of The She-Wolf suckling Romulus and Remus which came out rather well considering that cars and tents were all around ... And all day I was fretting about that drivel about political beats should be like police beats and planning what I was going to write here ... but it is just shy now of 01.00 am and I do need some sleep ... and this is not a news service but ... I am thinking of it this was : The Liberal Democrat Party crashed and burned at the 2015 UK General Election because it reneged on its manifesto promises ... The Labour & Cooperative Party is presently in a tailspin and I personally am very pleased that Jeremy Corbyn has resisted the pressure from the other MPs because The Parliamentary Party is now recklessly trying to get rid of him by methods which discredit them e.g. by trying to bully him into resigning, by mass resignations ( which when the country is in the middle of a dangerous crisis is really irresponsible ) - and now by not only finally putting forward a candidate to contest the leadership but also by rigging the election by refusing to have the existing leader's name on the ballot when it is supposed to demonstrate that more will vote against him ...

... But of course they will not : after thirty five years the rank and file are poised to take their party back ... But The Parliamentary Party - the real party within the party - which accused others of being the subversive infiltrators when in fact they were the ones who bullied the rank and file into leaving their own party, which has seized control of the assets built up over one hundred years and is refusing to give them up if deselected - still seems to be oblivious of the realities : let us all praise and thank them for destroying The Labour & Cooperative Party - and in such a short order that we could never have dreamed of finally succeeding in doing so in what remained of our lifetimes ... Let us hope that this time the hundreds of thousands who rushed to sign up recently to give that party some back-bone once more will recognise that they are the original political party and that like the original they are penniless but still able to turn out the vote : they do not need to keep the name " Labour " when they have the policies that The People in Wales want - let the soon to be unelectable MPs keep the name " Labour " and the cash and get on with the job of re-establishing the practices of openly conducted and honestly argued politics in Wales. ... Much the same can be said of The Conservative & Unionist Party which has been haemorrhaging or rather transfusing members to The United Kingdom Independence Party and whose present leadership election is transparently fixed, albeit that we are thankful that Crabb and Gove are now gone - leaving only The Mother Of All Conservative Leadership Candidates to contest the coronation of Theresa May ... We must however hope that May wins and sends both the country and her party spiralling downwards into the happy catastrophe which will destroy The United Kingdom.

Personally of course I must insist that the non-political system called The United Kingdom must be got rid of - more or less in order to sweep away the mirrors and disperse the smoke in order to be able to see what on earth has been going on - and in order to replace it we need to re-introduce the political conversations which contain the information about how to construct political systems i.e. Republicanism should be part of The Public Conversation in Wales - and The Republicans in Wales should not be excluded but re-admitted to Welsh Political Society.

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The third photo which I took when there was actually some sunshine - and which I framed it to avoid including tents to the left and a car to the right ... the others were taken to depict the sculpture orthogonally to describe it but they were so dull I do not think that it would make a useful triptych ... and after debating how and where to crop it I decided that the original proportions were possibly better - so I will leave that for you to decide ...



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I have not written anything about this during The Welsh Assembly election 2016 and The European Union Referendum : I have been raging about ... well - no : talking about ... the way that we as human beings mimic the way that others talk and imagine ourselves to be thinking because we repeat what we are told by those we accept as authorities -( one reason why Dafydd and I enjoy playing the role of " lleuadigion " - the paradoxical approach of explaining things in ways which avoid inviting others to treat us sources of authority : those who fail to notice that what we say and write is laced with dubious remarks quote us at their own peril - we intend to make people think about what is valid and what is not ... and accept no claims to authority upon the basis of being any official appointed by any institution - state, church, university, school ... The authority of The Magister in a lodge of The Cardiff Illuminati is decided by the others on the basis of his or her judgement or lack of it, in which case they are thrown out of the lodge in disgrace and not re-admitted unless they show up with an adequate amount of alcohol : apologies are not accepted because they are not required - although we are willing to consider them for the purposes of ideo-rational analysis in order to deconstruct them in terms of our various meta-ideologies.) - Any how - if you believe that we are indeed able to think straight and disagree with my point of view - based on the science which demonstrates that our ability to actually think is only marginal and that most of what we think of as thinking is purely habitual automatic behaviour acquired by mimicking others ... consider ther following as evidence for the actual basis of human behaviour, for where our sense of identity and language comes from ...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sPMBuNOKhVQ = Ten Children Raised By Animals

And as I tapped that out on my phone the following programme was on in a very timely manner ... But are my thoughts merely mimicking those of BBC Radio 4 ? ... According to my own view of things - yes, my mind is the result of what I have encountered in my life and the contents of it are arranged to make sense of my life in accordance with the cultural ideas within the society that has shaped me - you could say that I am " Welsh " but really that explains nothing to anybody - it is only slightly more meaningful than saying " Human " and slightly less meaningful than saying " David B Lawrence " because even if I started listing everything that ever happened to me - both my opinion of those events and the opinions of my family, friends, colleagues, employers, MI5 etc - there would be no end to the possible interpretations of what such words mean ... So we have to settle for just understanding - if not actually solving - the immediate problems before us and treating our pursuit of an overall understanding of the worlds that we imagine ourselves to be living in as an aesthetic exercise in the sense that the pursuit of our artististic and scientific understandings of The People in Wales and The World is - to make sense of the fact that all political acts are essentially experiments - and that to refuse to understand that The United Kingdom has been failing as an experiment for centuries is akin to refusing to understand that it is wiser to get under the bonnet and fix the vehicle than to carry on blaming the pedestrians for being killed by it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07jyrd4 - The Why Factor : Groupthink.
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