Homosexual sex is unnatural

After The Sexual Offences Act 1967 decriminalised sex between men aged over 21 in England and Wales and fifty years of brainwashing that homosexual activity is just the same as normal sex between men and women, a lot of British people are still sensible enough to regard homosexuality as something not mentioned in polite society, a Youguv poll found recently. Well done my fellow Brits.

Homosexuality is an evolutionary aberration. Just because something CAN be done doesn’t mean to say it SHOULD be done.

Look at how many prisoners in jail turn temporary homosexual. As soon as they get out and have other options, they no longer have any interest in other mens genitalia.

This doesn’t mean homosexuals should be persecuted. They are such a small section of the general public after all, only about 1% is homosexual. What they do in the privacy of their bedrooms with other consenting adults doesn’t affect me and they shouldn’t try and force it down my throat, as the old saying goes.

Rules for success

  1. Lifelong learning. Keep your mind active and always be gaining wisdom, I don’t know of any clever and successful person who doesn’t read a lot.
  2. Get what you want by deserving what you want. Want a quality partner and happy marriage for instance, then become someone who deserves such.
  3. Understand your own competence. Put effort in where you are able and improve where you are lacking, this also helps with humility.
  4. Consider yourself a survivor. Never waste time thinking as a helpless victim, there is always something you can do to better yourself.
  5. Learn the big ideas in important disciplines. If your only mental tool is a hammer all problems will start to look like nails, they aren’t.
  6. Understand what you do. If you don’t understand it then stop doing it.
  7. Invest in a circle of trust. Trust others and their trust in you appreciates.
  8. Learn from history. Study others mistakes to avoid making them your self.
  9. You will suffer blows in life. Self pity is not useful here and will only hold you back.

Deflation is good for you

Deflation is when goods and services cost less in the future and inflation is when goods and services cost more in the future.

The old media, the elite and politicians all say that deflation is bad, and you will always find pet economists appearing in the media to parrot this stance.

But let me ask you a question, how is things getting cheaper a bad thing for ORDINARY people?

For ordinary people deflation is not a problem, but inflation kills their savings and means they have to work harder in the future to buy the same goods as they can now.

Politicians love inflation because it erodes government debt (whilst also eroding peoples savings).

The elite love inflation because their profits go up and it forces ordinary people to pay more in the future and therefore work harder.

The old media love inflation because they are told exactly what to report by their masters, the politicians and elite.

The peasants revolt, the black death and money

I’ve just read a good book on the Peasants Revolt by Juliet Barker. The Black Death of the 14th century immensely reduced the work force. But England saw a huge economic upswing and labourers saw their wages shoot up, and landlords tried to poach labour from each other by offering freedom to serfs in return for paying cash rents. Unsurprisingly free labour was much more productive than serf labour. Nor was it bad news for landlords, as there were fewer of them with bigger estates than before, and many of them switched to sheep-farming, which proved very lucrative. By 1400, England’s GDP was probably the same as in 1350, but with half the population.

The Revolt was a good example of De Tocqueville’s view that revolutions occur when things are getting better. Most rebels weren’t poor, but rather well off peasants, burgesses, blacksmiths, innkeepers etc. even some minor gentry, and MP’s, who were increasingly literate, could afford to go to law against grasping abbots and landlords, and who were protesting over unjust taxation and corrupt government (eg you had magistrates charged with enforcing maximum wage laws cheerfully breaking them with their labour forces, landlords imposing feudal fines much more rigorously on prospering peasants).

It’s also worth noting inflation can happen in weird ways.  This meant both that farm labour was more valuable, increasing wages, and food scarcer, increasing food prices. However, the cost of things like swords declined. Because so many people had died, there were a lot of weapons and suchlike that belonged to the recently departed. Inflation, therefore, was affected in opposite directions for different things but caused by the same plague.

Historically, silver and gold were used to determine value, that value varying in practical (though not nominal) terms according to the percentage of precious metal used. Nowadays, coins have very little inherent value (with rare exceptions, such as gold sovereigns).

Which does raise an interesting point. The actual coins you have are worth almost nothing. But because society all agrees to pretend they have value, they do.