Tuesday 30 April 2013

Jim Tucker Dies

James P Tucker Jnr  
31st of December 1934 to 26th of April 2013

I'm sorry to report that "Big" Jim Tucker has died. Jim has probably done more than any other journalist drag the elusive Bilderberg Group from the black world into one that is at least dark grey. Thanks to him the Group has reluctantly had to open a very Spartan but nevertheless official website, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHtl9pUXBCM. He worked in newspapers all his life and his career culminated with his investigative articles in The Spotlight, an anti-New World Order publication that predated Alex Jones by twenty years. His work took him year after year to the secret venue of the Bilderberg Group. No security detail or disinformation agents could keep him away! I first heard about him when I watched Jon Ronson's very tongue-in-cheek and less-than-informative series Secret Rulers of the World, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXZXOu1FHpA (apologies for the poor quality of this recording). Thanks to Jim and people like him, we now know in advance that the 2013 Bilderberg Group meeting will take place in Watford, UK, see: http://bilderberg2013.co.uk/bilderberg/watford/

Monday 29 April 2013

Our Small World

The photograph above was taken in a branch of MacDonalds a two days ago. Can you guess where it is by looking at it? Think about it for a moment before reading on.

The photograph was actually taken in Thailand by a friend of mine who is on holiday there; but there's no way to know that because every MacDonalds is pretty much the same as every other. I did wonder why she travelled almost half way around the world for just another Big Mac; as it happens, she and her family are sampling a lot of the local food too, as well as delving into other aspects of Thai culture. But I'll never forget the group of Porters who went off to Malta for a week. I wished I could have joined them because I'd have loved to have seen the ancient monuments by the pre-Babylon Temple-Builder culture. When they returned I asked one of them: "What did you think of the Hypogeum and Gigantija?" My Brother Porter replied: "Eh? What's that? We spent every day on the beach, Mate, and we hit the clubs all night." If all one is interested in is getting a suntan and then getting drunk why not holiday in Milton Keynes? There are tanning salons and plenty of pubs there; that's all they need. Save themselves the busfare!

A few years ago I went to Australia for a few weeks to visit my brother. I was very thrilled as I travelled to the airport in London. I was about to fly to the other side of the world! In the departure lounge at Heathrow Airport there are of course lots of shops there so the passengers can buy things on their trip. One of those shops was the well-known high street stationer and newsagent WH Smith. I got on the plane and flew to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport and landed after just twenty-eight hours. In just over a day I'd made a journey that took Captain Cook years! How the world has changed. But the effect of this is also that it has made the world feel smaller. The increased speed and decreased cost of travel has made the world a fraction of the notional size that is was a century ago. As I walked out into the arrivals hall in Australia there were shops there too; one of them was WH Smith. I thought to myself: "How far have I really travelled?" As I walked through the streets of Sydney, and later Canberra where my brother lived, I saw the same shop names above the doors as I see in Oxford. There's a saying that "it's a small world"; it is indeed, and it's also a very uniform one. Going to Australia was a important lesson for me; it changed the way I see the world forever.

However I don't want to paint a gloomy picture; this "Global Village" we live in might be very small, a "pale blue dot" as Carl Sagan called it, but it does contain a lot of fascinating little alleyways. There are still exotic locations in the world that the determined traveller can find. However to find these locations it's not longer a question of going a great distance, it's a question of how close or far away the place is culturally from the mainstream global civilization of Mackie-D's and Smiths? In fact there are some amazingly foreign places almost within walking distance of my home, for example see: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/the-gyptians.html. As regular readers will know I have no passport any more, see: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/destroying-my-passport.html. People have often said: "But that means you can't travel abroad! How do you manage?" As I've said I don't see any reason to miss travelling. I do want to see more of the world, but I want to see a free world. One day the world shall be free. It will still be notionally small; indeed it will be even smaller than it is with today's jet airliners once the technology to build even faster aircraft is declassified, but the nations and cultures of the world will be liberated to exist and develop in their own fashion. There will come a day when there will be no MacDonalds in Thailand. I hope my friend still likes the place as a result!

Sunday 28 April 2013

Ben Emlyn-Jones on The Mind Set Podcast 16

Two new episodes of The Mind Set Podcast's round table discussion, featuring myself, are now available. Subjects discussed in the first show are Margaret Thatcher's funeral and the Boston bombing. Subjects raised in the second week include discrepancies in the news reports of the Boston bombing, Citizen Hearing on UFO Disclosure and much much more.
See here for The Mind Set Podcast- Episode 148: http://www.mindsetcentral.com/archives/11283
See here for The Mind Set Podcast- Episode 149: http://www.mindsetcentral.com/archives/11357

(See here for my previous appearance on The Mind Set Podcast: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/ben-emlyn-jones-on-mind-set-podcast-15.html)

Monday 22 April 2013

Ben Emlyn-Jones live at Truth Juice Hull- One Week to Go!

This is a second reminder that I will be speaking live at Truth Juice Hull on Wednesday the 1st of May, just over one week from the time of writing. The venue is the Quaker Meeting Rooms on Bean Street (off Anlaby Road) in Kingston-upon-Hull. See: http://www.truthjuice.co.uk/?p=4218. Come along if you can; it will be a great evening. In fact why not make a pseudo-weekend of it and go to Ian R Crane's FRACKtured Future event the day before: http://ianrcrane.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=36&product_id=240

Saturday 20 April 2013

Maggie and Kim

My two favourite politicians in the world are Margaret Thatcher and Kim Jong Un... Bear with me!... No, I mean it!... Both have been very much in the news these last couple of weeks. Margaret Thatcher has of course just died, and HPANWO has covered this: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/margaret-thatcher-dies.html Kim Jong Un is the "Leader" of North Korea. "Leader" in that country means something very different to what it does in most others. In this residual Communist state, as atheist as any other, the Leader has taken over the psycho-social and cultural role that both royalty and God normally serve, see: http://hpanwo-radio.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/cmr-listener-in-north-korea.html. He has recently declared war on, virtually everybody beyond his borders and seems to be preparing his army for battle. If all the politicians in the world were like Margaret Thatcher and Kim Jong Un we'd all be living very different and much happier lives. Seriously! What makes Maggie and Kim the best politicians in the world?
There's a saying that goes "know your enemy", and it's often used in the Truth Movement, but it's very difficult. How can we know an enemy we can't see and can't hear, one that ducks and weaves and shape-shifts (both metaphorically and perhaps literally!)? An enemy most of our friends and family don't even accept exists? How can we fight him? Our situation was described perfectly two thousand one hundred years ago by Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman philosopher; it's remarkable how little has changed in all that time: "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the streets, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he copies their faces and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of civilization, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist". Now, this is one criticism, maybe the only one, that can never be levelled at Margaret Thatcher or Kim Jong Un. During Thatcher's funeral a few days ago there were jeers and angry shouts from spectators on the streets. They hate her for many things she did, the Poll Tax, her support of Augusto Pinochet and other things. Thatcher's successors at Number Ten would never have brought in the Poll Tax, such an open and manifest one-stage attack of inequity on the poorest people in the country would have led to civil war; which it very nearly did. No, no, the Blair's and Cameron's of this world would never dream of doing such a thing; instead they would attack the poorest people slowly and deviously, nipping a few pence of benefit here, reforming the tax system there. That way the poorest would be brought down just as surely as they would with the Poll Tax, but never even realize it until it was too late. As for the Blair's and Cameron's openly supporting Gen. Pinochet; not a chance! They'd never allow themselves to be seen publicly with the man the way Thatcher was; after all he was a brutal tyrant who imprisoned and murdered thousands of own his people in Chile in the 1970's. Instead they would denounce him in Parliament and do secret deals behind the scenes with him, away from the newsmen and cameras. They'd sell him weapons and financial services covertly. The same goes for Kim Jong Un. He has quite openly stated that he is planning for all out war against the West. The method he intends to use is missiles, guns, tanks and warplanes... how refreshing! No attempts to ruin our industry via economic sabotage then? No spies planting viruses in our computers? No infiltration of our media to plant sinister slippery propaganda messages? No puppet rape-gangs, trained by his intelligence services, to terrorize our villages? Goodness me! You mean all we'd need to fight him is... our own missiles, guns, tanks, planes?
Do you see where I'm coming from now? I'm not saying that I've suddenly become a Thatcherite or a Korean Communist; but I am saying that from the point of view of people controlled by very sneaky and impenetrable psychological net of deceit engendered through an elite who have over a century of experience in the most sophisticated forms of mind control, an adversary as honest, one-dimensional and candid as Thatcher and Kim is an enormous bonus. It's a fatal weakness in the Elite and it makes our struggle so much easier. Therefore I regret the fact that there are no Thatcher's in the UK Government today. I regret that there aren't more Kim Jong Un's running the states of the world, because if there were they would not last five minutes against the current rising tide of political, spiritual and, above all, conspiratorial awareness that is surging through humanity. This is why Thatcher was removed from office, as I said in my obituary of her linked above. This is why no more Kim's will be tolerated in the world today.
A lot of people hate Thatcher. In fact any memorial erected to her is almost certain to be vandalized. I try very hard not to hate anybody; and that's not easy. It takes a lot of effort; I have good reason to hate many people in my life. But hatred is an omnicidal and self-destructive act, like I said about the Ahab character in Moby Dick, destroying himself with his own lust for revenge, see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/revenge.html. But if I feel any hatred for any one Prime Minister of our times then it would not be for Thatcher; it would be one of her successors. Most likely I'd choose the slimy, charming, grinning assassin with the evil eyes and Oxford-educated voice, elected at the Beltane fire festival in 1997; the one who lured us further into the New World Order than any other. Yes, I'd rather have Thatcher in Downing Street rather than Blair any day!

Monday 15 April 2013


I have dispatched the following letter to the Mayor of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England:

14th of April 2013

Dear Mr Mayor.

During my recent visit to Stratford-upon-Avon I came across a number of establishments relating to one William Shakespeare, for example the "Royal Shakespeare Theatre", the "Shakespeariance" and the "Shakespeare Hotel". There were also a number of retail outlets selling everything from leather-bound Romeo and Juliet scripts to glow-in-the-dark Hamlet skulls. In this way I'm afraid I was forced to make the same observation that several visitors have made to another very similar location, in this case a city called Roswell in New Mexico, in the United States of America. In fact I'm writing to suggest that Stratford-upon-Avon be twinned with Roswell.

Roswell, New Mexico is famous because in July of 1947 there was a highly secretive military operation nearby that is reported to be the response to the presence of an artefact from an extraterrestrial civilization. The artefact, some kind of aerial vehicle or spacecraft, crashed to the ground near Roswell around the 4th of July. The US Government responded by sealing off the location of the crash and secretly salvaging the wreckage, and also the bodies of the beings piloting the craft. They then maintained the illusion that such an event never occurred, something they still do to the present day. (This interpretation is of course highly disputed, but I've found that the chapters of history are rarely untouched by any and all revisionism.) Since then the city has become a tourist attraction for UFO enthusiasts in the same way that Stratford has for Shakespeare fans, with souvenir shops, live shows, conferences and other facilities. Some visitors have noted with derision "the model aliens and flying saucers", UFO books and other items on sale (Pilkington 2010 and Wallace 2005). They see it as crude, mercenary and avaricious. They dislike the way innocent tourists are asked to part with their money simply over a famous incident that took place near the town over sixty-five years ago

Personally, I wholeheartedly agree with those commentators; that it is indeed a disgrace for a town to attempt to exploit its own history for its profit and prosperity. Therefore it infuriated me to see Stratford doing exactly the same in this way with Shakespeare as Roswell has done with UFO's. How dare you!? In order to reach an amicable solution I would like to make the following request... nay, demand... nay, insistence:
* All establishments in Stratford-upon-Avon using the name "William Shakespeare" or "Shakespeare" must be immediately closed. All shops and hotels must surrender their licenses, all future theatre shows and other similar festivals must be cancelled. After a cooling-off period they may be reopened under new franchises; but on no account must they, in any way shape or form, make any reference to William Shakespeare. All merchandise in the Stratford-upon-Avon retail sphere relating to William Shakespeare must be immediately recalled from sale.
Failure to comply with my insistence will result in me being forced to write to the Queen, the Prime Minister, the President of the United States and the Secretary General of the United Nations with a petition stating that for the sake of good taste and public decency, Stratford-upon-Avon must be twinned forever, in infamy and degradation, with Roswell, New Mexico.

Yours Sincerely

Ben Emlyn-Jones

Sunday 14 April 2013

Ben Emlyn-Jones on We The People 3- Podcast

My latest appearance on the We The People show has been put on a YouTube podcast.

We The People is a weekly 2-hour show on ITalk FM, an English language Spanish radio station. The presenter is Venerina Conti, who will be already well-known to fans of The Mind Set Podcast. (See here for Venerina's website: http://www.venerinaconti.com/) The subject of the programme is occult symbolism and mind control in the music industry. I was joined on the air once again by Bryan Wells, see: http://mrfreaklips.com/ and also by Alex Fate of The Mind Set Podcast, see: http://www.alexfate.com/

Friday 12 April 2013

Ben Emlyn-Jones on We The People 3

Tomorrow, Saturday the 13th of April, I will be interviewed live on the We The People show broadcast on the English language Spanish radio station ITalk FM, see: http://www.italkfm.com/; click "listen live". The presenter is Venerina Conti, who will be already well-known to fans of The Mind Set Podcast. (See here for Venerina's website: http://www.venerinaconti.com/. The programme will start at 1pm Greenwich Mean Time (that’s 2pm in Spain.) The subject of focus will be Occult symbolism and mind control in the music industry.

See here for a recording of my previous appearance on We The People: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/ben-emlyn-jones-on-we-people-2-podcast.html

Wednesday 10 April 2013

Rupert Sheldrake Stabbed in 2008

A long time ago now, on the 2nd of April 2008 in fact, Rupert Sheldrake was attacked by a man wielding a knife. The incident happened at the International Conference on Science and Consciousness at Santa Fe, New Mexico USA. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TaMvICAoT4. The police treated the case as attempted murder; the suspect was a Japanese man called Hirano Kazuki. I'm sure I wrote an article on HPANWO about this at the time, but I can't find it now. I've no positive evidence that this attack was anything more than what it seems to be at first glance, another "lone nutter" does something completely independently of their own accord, like Lee Harvey Oswald, Sirhan Sirhan, Mark Chapman etc etc etc... but I don't think it can be ruled out that "other forces" were behind it. There are many people who might want Sheldrake out of the way. I've started reading his new book The Science Delusion and I can immediately understand why the Skeptics have reacted so viciously against it. Would some of them go to more drastic lengths? Maybe we should warn Dr Sheldrake that there might be more attempts on his life. I don't want to give the man nightmares, but better safe than sorry. See here for background: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/down-with-skeptocracy.html

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Margaret Thatcher Dies

Margaret Thatcher
13th of October 1925 - 8th of April 2013

The former Prime Minister, the only woman to be elected to the post and one of the longest serving in history, has died aged 87 after a long period of illness. She was born into a family of grocers in Grantham, Lincolnshire on the same day as me, the 13th of October; albeit a couple of years earlier. She was became Prime Minister on the 4th of May 1979 and remained in the post until the 22nd of November 1990. The response to her death has been unprecedented, with all the front pages cleared, and there has been enormous reaction from the British people and others around the world. It has resulted in tributes from her political allies but also, a unique situation, street parties celebrating her passing. Several city centres, especially in Scotland and northern England, have filled up with people laughing and cheering, some were singing songs. This one from The Wizard of Oz musical seems especially popular right now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Jn8K8EA7-Q. Forgive me, but I couldn't keep it out of my head myself! One woman had been keeping a bottle of Champagne in her fridge for years in preparation for this day. Just see the difference in public outcry between Thatcher's death and that of Hugo Chavez a few weeks before. I'd like to say to those people making merry over Mrs Thatcher's death, if you think you can do a better job than her, then shut up and try it yourself! See: http://www.eventtr.co.uk/public_relations_course_distance_learning.php?gclid=COL7-KShvbYCFRDKtAodvDgAtQ... Sorry, you have to be a regular HPANWO-reader to get that joke!

Seriously: twenty years ago I'd probably have been joining in with the celebrations. I had to witness the NHS reforms of her government personally, from the inside. They did enormous harm to the Health Service, harm that has never healed; in fact it has worsened. Public services that benefited everybody and were widely-loved British institutions have been decimated. Her philosophy of Thatcherism has changed this country in almost every way; a lot of the widely-believed myths concerning unemployment come from her government and the supporters she had in the media, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRYEmGZDs1g. She decided that one of her political goals was to "take on the unions!" Having been involved in trade unionism myself I can sympathize with her there. However the way she chose to curtail trade unions was a strange one; she would wipe out the industries in which they operated. This she did with ruthless efficiency and the result was the chronic economic death of entire communities in the traditional mining and manufacturing heartland of the United Kingdom. As I said in my film, Friekraft, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtjY166ErTg, the local power station near Oxford is fuelled by coal that comes all the way from Russia because there are not enough mines working in Britain to serve it any more. I wonder if her real political goal was actually the destruction of those industries; the unions were the excuse... but did she know it? In a way I feel more well-disposed towards Thatcher than I do to some of her living successors. You knew where you stood with her; she was refreshingly honest for a politician. She represented big business and corporatism and she was loyal to those she represented. Unlike Tony Blair who is a political chameleon, the invisible man, a thespian statesman. I think Thatcher actually believed her own fairy tales. When she said that she was going to liberate the Falkland Islands out of a sense of compassion, patriotism and human rights, she was being genuinely sincere. I doubt if she had any clue about the very obvious falsehood contained in that statement, see here for more details: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/the-knobheads-of-war.html. A Russian journalist christened her "Железная Леди"- The Iron Lady, and she adopted it personally. I think in her later years her naivete led to megalomania, a sense of omnipotence and invulnerability. She brought in the Poll Tax, a policy so manifestly unjust and so extremely unpopular that it almost generated a new civil war (a poll tax contributed to the original English Civil War in the 17th Century). Then when she stood up to Europe, the only thing she ever did that I truly admire her for, it became clear that the Iron Lady was nothing more than a Paper Dolly; she was removed from office by her own party in what was effectively a bloodless coup. She was no longer useful to what journalist Alan Watkins called "The Men in Grey Suits", so they disposed of her with terrifying ease. They will do the same to any of the other supposed "world leaders", and the "most powerful men in the world", if they put one foot wrong. Margaret Thatcher lived to the ripe old age of 87, but she only did so because she was not American and was careful to avoid driving past any school book depositories. 

Monday 8 April 2013

Ben Emlyn-Jones on The Mind Set Podcast 15

The new episode of The Mind Set Podcast's round table discussion, featuring myself, is now available. Subjects discussed this week include North Korea again, Michelle Obama drops a brick, electromagnetic hallucinations and much much more.
See here for The Mind Set Podcast- Episode 147: http://www.mindsetcentral.com/archives/11183

(See here for my previous appearance on The Mind Set Podcast: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/ben-emlyn-jones-on-mind-set-podcast-14.html)

Wednesday 3 April 2013

What Class are YOU?

Answer the question! You do not have the right to opt out!
The BBC have created this survey (You'll need to register for a BBC ID, but this is easy and free): https://ssl.bbc.co.uk/labuk/experiments/class/

As if we haven't been divided-and-ruled enough through creed, colour, gender and religion etc, our rulers have seen fit to categorize us into "socio-economic classes", and constantly remind us of how much we should identify with our place in this class structure and how little in common we have with those in other places within it. The class system is something emphasized and fixated upon by all political and cultural stripes. For Marxists and socialists on the Far Left it's the fulcrum of the entire human world; they see it as something that defines all of human history, and that it has to be abolished by a revolution and replaced with a classless communist utopia. For the aristocracy it is a product of breeding and tradition that has to be preserved and defended to maintain social order... as well as their own privileges of course. Whether the class system is something natural or whether it is an artificial construct is something I'll come on to later; but whether it is or is not, the way the authorities try to socially engineer us is something I find very distasteful and worrying. In the modern world there are now seven discernible classes apparently, when there were originally three. Here's a BBC Radio interview about it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22012935

I must concede that I am what would conventionally be known as "working class", but I really hate being thought of as a class. I never identify being in a class and I strenuously avoid thinking of others in those terms. Therefore I filled in the survey hoping I could make the BBC computer go phut! like a Star Trek robot. The survey begins by asking what kind of neighbourhood you live in, what kind of holidays you have, about when you eat out and your musical tastes. Then it asks about the education and the professions of yourself and the kinds of people you know. Then they ask you about the kinds of newspapers you read. Luckily they never said "buy" because I never buy any newspapers and never have. They also ask many questions that make me think Common Purpose have their grubby finger-marks all over the survey; for instance they ask whether "people can be trusted". At the end of the survey I got presented with a huge data readout describing exactly where I strand financially and socially. Then it told me about another aspect of myself using a very Orwellian and sinister word: "social capital"! Yuck! Apparently I have a lot of it, but it's almost all through t'Internet! My social life was so ingrained into my hospital that when I was kicked out of it I lost everything. I still keep up with a few of my old Bro Po's now and again though. I have a lot of "cultural capital" despite my being officially "working class"; because I'm very much an amateur intellectual and like reading books etc. They've even given me a novelty coat-of-arms, and you'll get yours too if you complete the survey.

Maybe it's because of the recent implementation of the Welfare Reform Act that this subject is topical. Because this move by the Government will increase the "precariat" many-fold; there's even talk of a New Dark Age, thanks to Iain Duncan Smith and his determination to suck the poor for every penny he can get while tiptoeing around the bankers whispering with incredible care in case they think he's begging for a single penny! Am I sounding like a Marxist who thinks class has to be destroyed? Well, no I'm not. Despite what I said above about not wanting to be identified as a class I don't reject the concept as a whole. I don't believe "universal equality" is possible, and if it were possible it wouldn't be healthy. In fact the futile and deceptive quest for "universal equality" has been used as a Trojan horse for a lot of the increasing authoritarian and Conformist aspects to politics and culture that I'm always complaining about on HPANWO. Somebody once said to me in a "Charles"-like way (see: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/charles-doing-washing-up.html): "There will always be rich and poor, Ben. That's natural; it's just the way things are." I don't agree at all; I think there will always be rich and "less rich", but poverty is a product of contrived scarcity and is completely avoidable. However rich and "less rich" is natural. In the same way that people of different creeds and colours are different from each other, so are people within a single social group. I think some kind of natural hierarchy will emerge in the post-Illuminati world; there would be an upper-caste of political leaders or industrial directors and the "rest of us" which will comprise of an entirely new kind of social class consisting of people in all kinds of occupations earning a wide scale of income and owning comparatively diverging amounts of property. But, I repeat, there's no reason a single person should be poor anywhere in the world. We may not all be born equal, but we are all equally valuable; we all have the same worth as human beings. What we have in today's world is a very unnatural hierarchy that is the source of the power on Earth for a tiny elite few that are so far up that class ladder that they are beyond it. They hover above it in the clouds of secrecy; the rest of us can't even see them. They are the invisible, detached capstone hovering above the rest of the pyramid, controlling us all, from "precariat" to aristocrat.

Monday 1 April 2013

Ben Emlyn-Jones on Fortean Radio

I have been interviewed on Programme 5 of Trystan Swale's new radio show, Fortean Radio. His fellow hosts are Andy Russell and Anna Nimeton. Regular HPANWO-readers will recall Trystan's old show Righteous Indignation. We discuss my dismissal from the Hospital Portering Service, the attempt to fingerprint my daughter at school and the trend towards increasing authoritarianism and conformity in politics and culture.