My Writings (I hope!) reflect my Guiding Principles:
-'Enjoy Life to the Utmost but not at other people's expense'-'Think Global, Act Local'-'Variety is the Spice of Life'-'Use Technology & Wisdom to Make the World A Better Place for All God's Creatures'-'Do Not Accept Injustice No Matter Where You Find It'-'Laughter is the Best Medicine'
London's Olympics & Paralympics have changed People's Perceptions of a Nation & of Disability.
As with last month's Olympics, the Paralympics 2012 was an outstanding
success. For me what stood out was the a) social historical themes of
the opening and closing ceremonies with their colourful anarchic format
and b) the high level of professionalism and friendliness shown by a
huge army of volunteers.
The British and
particularly the English have regained a sense of national pride and
value in the world. For a long time, the legacy of an arrogant superior
English colonial mentality
that is still promoted by a hard core of
drunken, foul-mouth racist, beer-swelling tattooed wolf -pack hooligans on
overseas holidays or at football matches
Anti-Irish Emblem of the English National Front
diminished the huge
contributions that the country has given to world culture (e.g. in
literature, drama, music, film, architecture, human rights, progressive
politics, sport, science and technology).
Drunken English Students in Salou Spain
Also notable was the
fact that the London Paralympics has led to a seismic shift in the
perceptions of the general public worldwide.
prejudice as well as physical and mental barriers, the participating
athletes achieved greatness and in the process have become positive
role models to us all. They are no longer judged on their disabilities
but rather on their abilities.