Royal Wedding

Some people are celebrating. Some continuing with their daily lives (they weren’t personally invited or know the couple intimately). And some have decided to protest. My question is WHY? I guess some people are so dissatisfied with their lives, they have nothing better to do.

Despite all my grumbling… I am joining my street and partying. Life is too short to just grumble and so I am taking the opportunity to make the most of the event and for once I shall party and not grumble. I suggest you do the same.

(I’ll be back grumbling soon enough)!

Racism or Faulty Logic?

The Guardian had a headline which read “Black male headteachers in England’s state schools number just 30” and the rest of the article was even worse than the headline. The headline implies that there are only a handful of black male headteachers in the State School  System. They seem to forget that a) the teaching proffession does tend to be female oriented (and they do actually quote that there are 127 black females headteachers and b) the indigenous British race happens to be “white”.  

Personally I believe that a headteacher should be chosen based on ability and not colour and the reality is that the choice of  staff is dependant upon the applicants that actually apply for the post. I would not expect them to pluck a black guy from the street to do the job just because he is male and black!

Earth Day

Earth day started in 1970 by a senator from Wisconsin after he visited the site of a massive 1969 oil spill off the coast of California. Since then it has been celebrated globally in 175 countries and more than 500 million people celebrate Earth Day. Especially considering recent events such as the Earth Quakes in Japan, the fighting in Afghanistan, Libya and the Ivory Coast, and who knows what else, it is nice to for a change pull together. And today, virtually anyone with an internet connection can speak globally.  Running today from 7AM EDT and running for 24 hours, the global chat will cover a range of topics, feature prominent expert panelists and hopefully oganize global action towards peace and environmental stewardship.

Right to Vote

Recently there has been a whole lot of commotion about the human rights of prisoners, and their right to vote. Obviously like everyone else I have my own perspective and it is based on these 3 points:-

  1. A prisoner is a person who lost his rights by committing an injustice against society.
  2. Punishment is their having their freedoms and rights removed from them.
  3. If they do not give a toss about victimising people, then do you think care about society enough to vote? Also do you think they are responsible enough to take the RIGHT decision (based on their history)?

Besides which, are there not also the complications about getting their vote (safety, cost, security etc).

Obviously there are some exceptions but they are exceptions.

So in my opinion, if you don’t care for society.. then you deserve to lose your right to vote!

Happy New Year

I know that I have neglected the site over the last few months… but it is new year and with new year come new resolutions…. so here is mine… to keep Carper Diem updated… after all it is not that I have become so mellow that I no longer need to grumble…. but that I am always so short of time… but here is to finding some… and being able to get things off my chest. Meanwhile… Hope you have a year without too much trouble, agitation and ignorant customer service!

Happy New Year

Wickedness

“To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.” Confucius

This is our problem. There is wickedness all around. With things like TV and yes even Internet we are so much more exposed to everything, including wickedness, that we do get influenced. I mean when you think that some people do what they can to get an ASBO as though it were a badge of honour, then no wonder that the world and our society is deteriorating the way it is.

Wickedness has a way of spreading. Think of it as the single bad apple in a bowl of apples. Before you know it, they are all bad, although it was only one bad apple and a bowl full of good apples. The good apples never change the bad one to good!!