THE OUTLAW

THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE ….

Founded in 1826, ‘The Society For the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge’, (mainly through the ministrations of  Lord Henry Peter Brougham ) despite being overlooked and largely forgotten by history, has been experiencing something of a Renaissance over the last few years, and in a not totally unexpected manner. I very much doubt that many people today, [even some of the Outlaw’s regular readers] will have even heard of the SDUK, let alone have a working knowledge of it’s original aims […]

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IF I WERE THE DEVIL ….

The following essay was first broadcast by legendary ABC Radio commentator Paul Harvey on this day in 1965: The speech has undergone a number of changes over the last fifty-two years, being reworked and edited by the author and others, but the adaptations I have published here …. are as close to the original as can be found. I am of the opinion that they were at the time written as a clear, albeit stark warning to the people of America, […]

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OUTLAW HEROES #6….

The sixth in a series of articles which recognises real-life Outlaw Heroes Thomas Spence: The Poor Man’s Revolutionary Thomas Spence (1750 – 1814) was an English Radical and advocate of the common ownership of land. He was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, the son of a Scottish net and shoe maker. He was one of the leading English revolutionaries of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He was born into poverty and unfortunately died the same way, after long periods of […]

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WRONG ON ALL LEVELS….

I have been giving a lot of thought lately, as to what I believe is really wrong with this country. Or the world for that matter. Why everything seems so completely ‘out of step’ with everything that you have always believed to be a ‘normal’ existence. You just ‘know’ that things are not right, but just cannot put your finger on the real reasons why. Some people may not have yet grasped the concept, that there are people who, on […]

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AGAINST NATURAL LAW….

There is no satisfactory explanation that I have found for how humans came to be on this planet. ‘Evolution, Creation or something else?’ Discounting Darwin’s Theory and God, only one plausible option remains that makes any sense to me, a ‘third option’ if you like. To me, if Darwin was right, why are there still great apes if, as he concluded that all humankind evolved from them? If God was the ‘Creator’ and the world’s population stemmed from just one […]

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‘ONE LESS PERSON’….

The year 2006 was the year the HPV vaccine (Gardasil) was introduced to the general public, through massive media hype praising the ‘value’ of the inoculation for girls 9 to 26 years of age. Their famous line: “One less girl to get cervical cancer,” was used in an award-winning TV commercial for example. (I wonder who nominated it for an award?) In 2008, Merck’s aggressive marketing techniques earned Gardasil “pharmaceutical brand of the year” award from the Pharmaceutical Executive for […]

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ONE SCHOOL OF THOUGHT….

When the Prussian government implemented the first truancy laws in the early 1800s, they had to march crying children away from their families at the point of a bayonet. So why the application of such force? Was it because the State needed its docile taxpayers and useful idiots? With ruthless efficiency, the Prussian state decided to turn 94% of “its” citizen’s children into those who needed to simply ‘follow orders’. Another 4.5% went into the “talented and gifted” programs, receiving […]

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