Two Contrasting Types of Humans
Yesterday, I came across two types of human. Yes, and with, I sense,
quite a contrast of age:
THE FIRST ENCOUNTER was in McDonalds while sharing with Doreen
two Latte, chips and a Vegie-burger. ( What ever their past faults, I
commend them for organic milk and eggs that are free-range!) Well next
to our table was a young lad of twelve with the face of an angel. He was
in the company of his granny as well as his single mum. Granny was eager
to tell us that the young lad had received, for a whole year, ‘The
Plaque Of Kindness’. Yes, a plaque which the headmaster awarded annually
to the pupil who had excelled the most in true Christian kindness to all
other forms of life: including fellow pupils and the rest of creation.
Indeed, the young lad was truly unaffected; and – in all honesty - he
reminded me very much ‘in looks’ of myself at that age, and I thought of
Across the fields of yesterday, he sometimes comes to me;
fellow back from school. The boy I used to be;
And yet he
looks so wistfully once he has entered in.
I wonder if
he hopes to see the man I might have been?
Well, I most strongly commend that young lad’s school, its Head and
governors, situated somewhere in the Stockport region! Regardless of an
atheistic past Blairite regime having been adamant to play down moral
and spiritual teaching as a vital part of the school curriculum – the
school attended by this lad obviously has its priorities well and truly
on the right track..
THE SECOND ENCOUNTER was via the telephone when an Asian
voiced lady told me of a grave problem that had arisen which was
affecting Microsoft Window users throughout the UK.. She was most
concerned to rectify the problem as, left unattended, it would attract
more and more rubbish - slowing down the system and then, eventually
getting in to the hard drive: thereby, completely ruining the facility
for any further use. In the ‘search programmes & files’ box I was
asked to type in a website address; and due to having been taken by
surprise, agreed to this and – before long – was asked to note a whole
accumulation of files, pointed out as errors, which kept coming up.
These, - said a cultured spoken Asian gentleman who had taken over from
the less articulate lady - needed also to be ‘wiped off’ in due course.
However, to complete the task, they – Microsoft Windows! - would need to
get back to me on the next day at a time appropriate to myself.
Well, before that day arrived I contacted a dear friend who, though
in his sixties, is undoubtedly a genius if not a ‘whiz kid’ on
computers. “Don’t you realise that you have fallen for a scam James? I
thought You would have had more sense than that!” Yes, taken quite off
guard, by a plausible phone call I had fallen for what could have been
lethal concerning the internet as well as my computer!. This wonderful
friend speedily rectified the situation in the nick of time; and when
the rogue responsible phoned for further access the next day, he
unexpectedly got a piece of my mind!
Yes, with such devious and sinister folk around it is obvious that
most human nature in the world is well below that of most species of
animal, and it all confirms what I have expressed before, that an
educational system which has rejected - what was the only
compulsory subject of the 1944 Educational Act: R.E! - is going to
further the practice of literally turning little rogues in to
exceedingly big ones. Yes - and now to bring us right up to date here in
Wales! – within the last two years the Education minister for the Welsh
Assembly (Labourite Jane Hutt) has thrown out R.E. altogether. Yes, and
more amazing still, the chapels and churches – once the mouthpiece of
the nation - have said and done nothing. They are so docile, afraid to
rock both the boat and the farming community, that their sleep is the
sleep of death.
Go on to It
Isn't Always Simply 'In The Mind'!
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