A short bio. My username is Professor Bof B.o.f. stands for Boring old fart, because I was born into a sexist and racist age.

Professor Bof

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I was born in 1943 before the NHS was started. When children were seen but not heard. My mother was born in 1914, my father in 1909, I think. I am a political and economic systems thinker but I can no longer be arsed to be an activist. I have over the years been a member of the Labour party in the 60's; the Ecology party in the 70's and the Liberal party in the 80's and the LibDems in the 2000's, which I have resigned from since the Referendum result and Vince Cable started his campaign to reverse the result.
 

Chris.Hassall.

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Hello Prof Bof,
Welcome young fellow. Your profile seems satisfactory to me, as a more senior citizen, and I personally agree with your reason for leaving the Lib Dems - - though some in TCG won't agree with that !
You say you're a thinker but can't be arsed to be an activist. Fair enough, but at least let us have the benefit of some of the more repeatable of your thoughts ! - - I think that's what this forum is for - - Carl, Joel, am I right with that ????
And what about the heading of this thread (if 'thread' is what it is?) Can it be a new thread headed "The thoughts of Prof Bof." ?
Give us a few thoughts to be working on and we'll see what responses come up.
Carl, Joel, is this the sort of thing we want, to get the forum swinging ?
Chris Hassall.
 

carl_hawkins

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Hi all, thankyou Bob for the post and welcome to the forum, any and all feedback welcome, I hope you are staying safe and well in these times. The forum is new so look at it as a clean slate where we can start to build information on our local area, just let me know if there's anything you would like to see here.

Cheers
Carl
 

Professor Bof

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Thank you Chris and Carl for your comments. "The thoughts of Professor Bof". It seems to me to be a good heading for a thread because it makes me solely responsible for the views I post and not anyone else who may want to dis-associate themselves with my views. However, I can recall jokes and comments from my past that I have heard that I do not agree with.
 

Woodborough

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So.... Some thoughts from you, Prof.? There's a shortage of wisdom being heard in this world, and I'm sure you can do something to address that.
 

Professor Bof

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The Thoughts of Professor Bof. As a television addict, I get my views from Poldark, Downton Abbey, my late parents and the news on TV,
I feel marginalised by the various campaigns that abound today such Black Lives Matter and the Gay Pride and LGBT+ community. As a member of the so-called "Privileged" white, straight male group of people I feel marginalised by the black lives matter campaign; surely it should be a Human Lives Matter campaign; whether you have a black or white skin, we are all human beings. About LGBT+, as a straight person, I think perhaps the abbreviation should be LSGBT+. S is for straight this would be part of their inclusivity agenda.
 

Chris.Hassall.

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Pleased to hear from you, Prof.
Recently I put the following letter in the NDGazette - - I think it might be appropriate here too !
Dear Sir,
I am getting heartily fed up with the constant flood of letters promulgating the views and interests of innumerable minority groups going under various obscure acronyms. They are so numerous and forceful that the one correspondent who recently dared to challenge their ridiculously P.C. (politically correct) ethos, felt it necessary to withhold his or her name - - and was promptly viciously attacked in the correspondence columns.
I feel it is time for the 'silent majority' in this sceptred isle to declare themselves and make their apparently discredited views known. I'm referring to the WHINERs -- the White Heterosexual Indigenous Native English Remnant of our population -- who are quietly striving to hold their own in the face of this invasion of ultra-vocal minority pressure groups.
I am not afraid to sign my name to this letter as I know nobody takes any notice of what I say at the best of times.

Chris Hassall
Bideford.
 

Professor Bof

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I understand that having a black or dark skin can be difficult for people but perhaps the Black Lives Matter campaigners should take a leaf out of the other oppressed "minorities" group of people (women) book who complained about the difficulty of breaking through "the glass ceiling" by having to be twice or ten times better at their job than a man to get on a par with men when it comes to pay or promotion. Black people have an issue with the Police and their stop and search procedures. My late mother called it the "monkey run" when she was 16 years old in 1930. Before TV and computers she and her friends used to stand on the pavement laughing and chatting together until they were told to "move on" by a policeman because they were blocking/causing an obstruction on the Queen's highway. They would move a few yards/metres along the pavement and stop until they were "moved on" again by the police; this they called the "monkey run".
 

Professor Bof

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I am proud to be living in a country that has had a TV programme like "Spitting Image" that had portrayed our Queen and the Royal Family as a rock group; sort of taking the piss out of our Royal Family and the Queen. So why are the native American people upset about the Exeter Chiefs being called Chiefs? \perhaps they should be called the Exeter Monarchs, I would not take offence at that.
 

Chris.Hassall.

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I very much doubt if the native Americans give a **** what the Exeter sports team are called.
It's the 'woke' professional protesters who are cashing in on every possible chance to stir up new racism where there was none, in the guise of anti-racism.
 

Professor Bof

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I don't know anything about "woke" professional protesters. However, to sort out the climate change problem, I think a new global political party is necessary; one that seeks to empower the citizens of the world economically, politically and legally so that people can make choices about their own lives and make their own sustainable choices. Regarding empowering people economically, I have already published an e-book that would see Trade Union leaders such as Len McCluskey fighting for a CEO to be pay him/herself £1 million p.a. of a new eqPLC that has a statutory wage differential of 20 to 1 because that would mean the person who cleans the CEO's office being paid £50,000 p.a. Since mortgagors generally give mortgages equal to 3 times a person's annual income. So a cleaner on £50,000 p.a. could get a mortgage of £150,000. So a cleaner could be a home owner if they wanted to. When my father (who was a highly skilled sheet metal worker) was alive, he told that back in 1939, he went to the council and told them "I'm getting married; I want a council house. Of course he was asked how much he earned. He told them £7 a week! Which of course is £350 p.a. His first house (a semi-detached I think) cost £350 so a skilled factory worker had an annual salary equal to the cost of a semi. so the current wage of a skilled worker should be about £180,000 p.a.!!
To end the social and education problems caused by economic deprivation, economic deprivation must be eliminated at source.
To end racism and sexism non-violence is the only way to go. After all Ghandi overthrew the might of the (British) empire to gain independence for India. But we need a new Political System; Britain may have the "Mother" of all parliaments;I would say the great, great,great grandmother of all parliaments. But it has dementia and needs to be re-designed. As Jack Straw said when he was Home Secretary, the Home Office is not "Fit for purpose." I would add all departments of government are 'Not fit for purpose." Perhaps we need a Socialist state like Monaco! There is no economic deprivation and homelessness there.
 
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