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    A Christmas Message for 2013

     Posted in Thoughts on Things... at 22:20 on Monday, December 30th, 2013 by Mr. Rant

    Now the snow is gone (not that we had any) and the Christmas season has come to end, and to be honest I’m glad.  This year the “season of goodwill” (appropriately in inverted commas — as it really isn’t) started even earlier than in other years, and lets be honest I was sick of it by a week in.

    It has seemed like a none christmas this year, and in fact it seems to have been even more commercial, not that I am one to propagate the season’s real meaning, being an atheist and all that kind of makes that a none starter.

    I would however like to see some kind of goodwill to all men.

    The world is in turmoil, as is evident or will be to you if you take five minutes to invest your mind in some informational gathering from a news outlet.  I suggest we look at what sort of aid we should be offering to those in need,  and think very hard in fact, as to be honest, lavishly splashing around money isn’t going to sort the issue and each situation will inevitably end up at its own starting point.  Thus beginning the cycle and starting the whole process again, and the worry is, that those in need will have to come cap in hand for another injection of cash to move things forward.

    These are of course, the things that keep me awake at night*.  I do however have genuine concern at the turn the human race is taking over, lets say in the past forty years.  We are a selfish society, each day we are out for our own aims, be they monetary, goal driven or simply to get one over on someone.

    Let me state, unequivocally that, I do not have a problem with anyone bettering themselves or working hard to reach a goal that they want to achieve, this in itself is human nature and is a helpful thing to society, after all we would not have; electricity, the motor care, anything to do with America** if it weren’t for those simple humans striving to do something more with their lives.

    We could however take a note from their books that on the whole most of those people who invented/discovered something amazing** didn’t take their discovery for granted and actively used their new found knowledge for the betterment of society.  This isn’t often the case these days, and most ‘inventors’ are after a patent so that they can reap the rewards for the discovery in monetary value.

    I hope that we can ebb the flow of negative tendencies in humanity and hope that we can one day live in harmony, but alas that isn’t going to happen is it?

    Throughout history we have fought each other (this is beginning to sound like a novel), we have attacked one another, over land, resources, or even skin colour so that we can raise a flag and say that we are the best.  Worrying, but alas, each one of us is just a small cog in a much larger, much more aggressive and potentially deadly machine.

    So maybe in 2014, you should just make a small gesture just to improve the life of the man/woman/child next to you, and make their life just that bit better.

    *They don’t keep me awake at night.

    **Tongue in check, not entirely true, often not true at all.


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    A Christmas Message…

     Posted in The Blog at 9:51 on Thursday, December 25th, 2008 by Mr. Rant

    Two-Thousand and Eight is nearly over.  This year has brought many a challenge for people to cope with, the economic downturn being one of the most difficult.  For normal everyday people the credit crunch has been above anything we have has to cope with in recent years, but alas we have seen it all before in various forms.  For years the banks and credit agencies have been open with their wallets and people have been allowed to run riot.

    For one year, The Rantastic has been broadcasting messages of quality and discussion on topics (ish), close to every bodies hearts, and long may it continue.  I have been face with such great topics to talk about and for this I honour and thank all the idiots in the world which without your help The Rantastic would not exist.  Remember when you fall down the stairs or make a comment that you shouldn’t be making or when Alistair Darling takes away vat but makes charges elsewhere; remember its all ammunition for this blog and I’ll be using it in the best way to make you laugh, raise a smile or shock you.

    So, thank you retard for being there and giving me something to talk about!

    And last but not least, Merry Christmas, I hope you all have a wonderful day, and don’t worry I’ll be grumpy tomorrow.


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