Guns N’ Roses World Message

Be careful out there humans (paraphrasing Hill Street Blues), especially those of a greenYgreylien kind… be kind to those who deserve it, not those who demand it!

Being the coffilosopher who created greenYgreyology I love both the above comments, and think they are both correct and viable.
Having been a fan of Guns since the 1980s I think it’s great that they are doing as well as they are, with Axl and Slash playing together, as jmapelian writes.
However, as Ronin writes, they have become too much of a commercial band for most people’s liking – especially considering their original bad boys street rebels against capitalist exploitation image.
Like me, Guns are now middle-aged, and I think they probably think like me. We’ve taken our minds to the edge, as Van Halen sang in Runnin’ With The Devil, and once you know how far you can take it, and if you survive, then in the end you know you have to get out, as Duff, Slash and Steven’s autobiographies say; and as happened with the 1950s Beat and 1960s Hippy countercultures.
Then the rebellion/counterculture changes with the generations, starting for Guns and similar bands with Seattle Grunge killing most of them off.
Now the biggest global conflict seems to be between Western ‘capitalism’ and Islamist ‘religion’.
So, I’m not surprised if Guns are choosing to support Western ‘capitalism’, even if it’s not what they really want, but it’s the best option available.
Plus, records don’t make any money any more, because of freely available music; as is the case with writing for me.
So, c’est la vie mon Cherie
(paraphrasing Pepé Le Pew, Looney Tunes hero, and another thing I like and share about Guns; they’ve never taken themselves too seriously, even if some of their music has been seriously epic)
and try to accept it like me…
we’ve come a long long way (Fatboy Slim ‘Praise You’) from Paradise City…
together… and apart… but always somewhere in memory…
for this post has been an example of Guns-inspired coffilosophy!

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Today I bring you onto my patio, with a small adventure viewing my succulents. I love these guys. With their magical colors and majestic shapes. It’s so fairy tale like. Almost not of our world, but they are. I have been growing these specific succulents for around 1-2 years. Succulents are so easy to take […]

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Doctor of Philosophy Invades Science Earthquake Theory, to Attack Superstition and Put Forward new Sub-Doc-Sci Conceptual Term with Poetry

Having an agnostic view of the world (humanity does not have the capability to know its origins and place in creation, and probably never will) with neo-pagan leanings (trying to protect the natural world we live in and respecting all life as much as possible, which is what a creator god would surely want for its creations anyway!) has meant that Middle-Eastern monotheists (the colonisers, colonised, and colonised colonisers) try and blame the greenYgrey for stuff, such as creating the greenYgrey weather I grew out of in dear ol’ Blighty.

Why, they’ve probably been blaming me for stuff the last 18 months, when I’ve been in space all the time!

If the weather has got worse in the last decade (skies more grey) it’s more likely to be because of climate change, with predictions of warmer wetter summers one of the early theories I remember, before the greenygrey world formed.

As I’ve written before, the people most likely to blame natural events on religion are often the same ones who don’t want to do anything to counter climate change and protect the planet: putting superstition before science because it suits their agenda.

While there’s always been, and likely always will be, natural born monotheists (referencing the movie Natural Born Killers, not that all monotheists are killers, and some are much nicer in some ways than some old-skool pagans who sacrificed things, although ritual killing is still a part of some monotheism) who grow up being conditioned to believe that, the current world situation has meant that people who should be free-thinking rationalists, such as militant youth who don’t watch T.V. because they think it’s all brainwashing (conspiracy theorists etc), are also likely to be what I, in the name of coffilosophy, call sub-doc-sci (sub-documentary-science), meaning that they are more likely to believe in the new man-made relative of superstition (conspiracy – like kissing cousins), rather than science.

As an agnostic, I don’t discount all possibilities of the supernatural, believing like Socrates 2500 years ago that there is more that we don’t know than we know. I thought living in space would answer a lot of my questions, but it’s just opened up more!

While I am sub-science in most scientific fields, I have been growing my knowledge of some science fields through documentaries in the past decade, having learnt most of what I needed to know about humans as I was growing up… my mind certainly seemed to have had enough of humanity when I awoke with amnesia in British Columbia before starting my first epic ramble (which wasn’t that epic compared to my later ones around Australia and Europe) across North America.

Is the God of Theory
Punishing Me
or is it Simply
Coffilosophy Poetry
much later invoking memory
of opening 2 Bohemian Rhapsody
‘Is this the real life
or is it just fantasy…’

Anyway, I have digressed, or rambled in more common greenYgrey terminology. I was going to make one short sharp point to disprove the theory that I am responsible for all humanity’s problems, and will now make it.

One of the first lessons of the deductive research theory I learnt and left, is that ‘Deductive reasoning links premises with conclusions. If all premises are true, the terms are clear, and the rules of deductive logic are followed, then the conclusion reached is necessarily true.’ (Wikipedia).

I made If all premises are true bold because that’s the main point: all premises have to be true, and if one is false it disproves the theory; such as:

  1. The hypotheis is that all people called Charli(e) are males.
  2. Charli XCX is a female.
  3. Not all premises are true, so the hypothesis is disproved.

If somebody made the hypothesis that the greenYgrey is responsible for all humanity’s problems I could disprove it in many ways:

  1. There were natural disasters before the time of greenYgrey, and there have been on Earth since it went to space.
  2. Moreover, there are disasters and troubles in places where the greenYgrey (me, of course) has had no experience of or has ever been (in space and on Earth!; or its familiar [bit of role reversal witchy self-parody, knowing it’s a not a good idea when trying to make a clear point; not a pointy witchy hat either!]): such as recently headline-news making events in Venezuela (political chaos), Dubai (skyscraper fire) and Kos (earthquake).

Ironically, I did recently watch a documentary (we get satellite T.V. in space of course; and much clearer, except when there’s dust storms or a passing asteroid/U.F.O!) about the science of earthquakes, where they predicted an earthquake would hit west of Izmit in Turkey, following a domino-style effect along a fault line travelling west (about 45 mins to 51 in this video) over several decades – last example in 1999, long before the greenygrey existed!

I thought that the Kos earthquake might have proved the theory, thinking it must be west of Izmit, as Greece is west of Turkey, but looking on Google Maps now it is quite a lot south of Izmit, although it is a little west, so I don’t know if it is close enough to prove the domino effect, travelling west, theory put forward in this documentary, which does predict Istanbul in particular.

So, having watched the video again more closely, I think the documentary’s featured scientific theory was not proved, and therefore neither was I at fault for the Kos earthquake, as I was not associated with it at all.

Anyway, from my knowledge of humanity, I predict that those who blame me for everything will now blame me for Kos, Dubai and Venezuela, as I’m the only one they know who writes about world events – so I’m responsible for them all – in a kill the messenger style theory!

I write this despite knowing too well about association, daring to be associated with such things, while most celebrities will only be associated with things they advertise (association theory is why advertisers use such celebrities for their products: if so and so is associated with it then it must be good/trustworthy etc).

I write that from knowledge rather than advertising criticism, and I’m open to advertising offers from products or industries I consider ethical!

Anyway, that’s enough rambling for one day, and I’m off to Neptune to cool down (for those of you who are sub-doc-sci for whatever reason; hopefully just too busy to watch science documentaries or not interested rather than too paranoid; it’s on the outer edge of the solar system, far away from the sun, so not too busy on the weekend!). Here’s a selfie from my last trip there:

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Finland: The 17 in ’17 Bit (Part 1)

Happy greenYgrey independence centenary to Finland!

TESSEROLOGY

Welcome to another “17 in ’17” installment!  Recently, I offered a Canadian love call to celebrate the 150th birthday of my neighbors to the north.  This time, I’m singing the praises of Finland – the land of all my lovely Mum’s grandparents – in this, the 100th anniversary year of its independence!  Here, in no special order (and with largely inadequate pictures – apologies…), are the first 9 of 17 reasons why the country is so very dear to my heart!

1.  It’s Not Butter

Nope – but Finland could easily be called a Land O Lakes!  I’ve read that lakes make up about 10% of Finland – and are they ever a beautiful use of space!

2.  Found in Translation

I was just watching the US and Finland playing in the World Hockey Championships (ohhh, yes – there will be hockey in the next installment!) and I recognized a…

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Ariana, Guests and Crowd: Braver than Soldiers, More Godly than Overt Religion

Soldiers are usually brave, but they carry guns. They are usually also adults, who have been trained to defend themselves. So, while they can be brave, and usually show it going into war, they cannot be as brave as an unarmed child, or untrained adult.

The overtly religious can be godly, but they can’t be as good when thinking they are doing nice deeds for some greater reward, as those who do nice deeds for nothing.

Being the Best I Can

I know I can never be as brave, or probably as overall good as Ariana Grande and most of her guests at last night’s benefit concert (although most are likely to have a negative side to their personalities).

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My personality is probably somewhere around Robbie Williams and Liam Gallagher; from a sometimes troubled mind singing the praises of angels to a(n) (un)lovable rogue looking uncomfortable being ‘nice’!

I also know I can never be as impressive an endurance athlete as Jane Tomlinson undertaking momentous feats while battling cancer; but I’ve been aiming to be as good as I can through the greenYgrey years when thinking I may be able to make a difference thanks to the www.

U.K.’s Future

I would like Britain to become a peaceful egalitarian animal welfare paradise while I’m alive, but I know that’s narcissistic thinking, expecting an impossible change in a short time; the kind of megalomaniac thinking that leads to ‘revolutions’. That’s why I’m happy with ‘evolutionary’ progress.

I think mainstream culture has improved in many ways during my life, such as the royal family becoming more people oriented; the police becoming more transparent and fairer, and animal welfare progress such as the hunting with dogs ban.

However, there have been negatives, such as the rich-poor gap widening, more pollution and less green spaces.

Britain isn’t in a world of its own, so can’t make its decisions unilaterally. It unfortunately can’t disarm and put all the weapons money into welfare while there are still obvious threats around the world. In a similar way, the public can only disarm while they think they have state protection against the threat of violence and terrorism.

Other Side of Left

An anarchic state, which I would like in some ways, for freedom, would probably just lead to more armed gangs, in a dystopian world reminiscent of those shown in many sci-fi movies.

Ironically, the ‘anarchic left’ are often the ones who are calling for ‘no cuts’ and a stronger state!

Criticising Monotheism 500 Years After Galileo

I’d like to criticise monotheism more, but I don’t want to look obsessed, or end up being its captive; like Salman Rushdie was at the start of the Islamist uprising in the U.K., or Ayaan Hirsi Ali (ideological respect rather than sexual attraction, like I admit to having for the very feminine Ariana Grande, although I’m very happy she’s in love, and wish them well; as I do Theo and Michelle Walcott, and Jessica Ennis’s parents!) having to leave Europe due to death threats after he co-filmmaker and critic of Islam, Theo van Gogh, was murdered in the Netherlands; and it could have a detrimental effect like that too.

I’ve tried to be diplomatic, shown in my greenYgrey philosophy! Too wishy-washy for some, but events like last night’s Ariana Grande concert make me proud.

Advice to Rebels Like Me

If you want to escape humanity, stay indoors, or go to the remaining wild places in the world. If you want to fight the police and system, behave yourself, as those who commit crimes unnecessarily, and for anti-establishment reasons, are just like flour to bread, or bread to sandwiches.

I write that with respect for police who risk their lives against terrorism, and who try and stop despicable crimes like grooming, paedophilia, rape, enslavement, human trafficking, animal cruelty and robbing the young and old, weak and vulnerable.

I don’t support any crime, but if people are really poor and starving, thanks to an unjust system, then it does give them more moral justification; I certainly don’t advocate it though, and ultimately it will only give the ‘higher classes’ a reason to look down on the lower classes; even if they are fiddling the tax ‘lawfully’!!

14 Years a Celibate Serf

My critics will probably accuse me of being an establishment patsy, but I’m still a critical independent writer, on £7000 a year instead of the £84,000 I should be, like the Professor of Play. 

A world of Lego

I don’t know if I could be a professor now. I think I’ve done enough research and writing, and thought of many original ideas and theories in the greenYgrey, but some of my colleagues who I was impressed with for their intelligence and diligence (mostly women), and that are still in academia, are still just doctors, so I can’t claim to be deserving of professorhood!

What I lose in money I gain in self-respect, knowing I’ll never reach the heights of those who only know goodness and love, but miles better than the Jihadis who only think about themselves and their ‘afterlife’!

My critics, some of whom also think they are a big ‘influence’, still haven’t realised my mission and rationale; and most others just ignore or dismiss it. I don’t know if I could have stopped 7/7 or the recent Islamist attacks; or the grooming epidemic; but the ICS, New Labour and liberal establishment Multicultural Fascists didn’t give me the chance to try in my own country.

Moreover, some of the men I know or knew, and women who worship those men, or want to be them, from working-classes Wales to upper-classes and multicultural England; without mentioning the just as bad or even worse ethnically diverse or non-British; like to rub it in that they stopped me, not ever caring about the hundreds or thousands of girls and women damaged mentally and physically, or just killed.

And most of them still have ‘good images’ in normal society, and amongst women!!

C’est la vie, hasta luego!… you know the score!!!

Charity website for last night’s concert.

 

 

 

Letting Go of Home

Brave decision, between beautiful indoors and outdoors, expertly described. Good luck…

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For years I dreamed of travelling this fabulous continent with only a camper van and my best friend, (and hubby in case you are new to the blog) Q.  I was heavy into my career, building, growing, climbing that corporate ladder but as I sat in my office staring out the windows I would dream of being somewhere else.  I felt stifled, uninspired in my life.  I was successful but I felt empty inside like something was missing.

Snippets of the life I truly wanted were granted to me via holidays and vacations but once I returned to my life of commute, home, commute, I would quickly push those memories away so I wouldn’t be reminded I wasn’t where I was supposed to be.  With obligations growing I worked on, adding responsibilities to my job and knick knacks to my house.  Over time I would forget the feelings the vacations…

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