After long and agonizing…no, sorry, start again. Alright, I’ve finally decided to add something to the “About” page – happy? No, some bloody people….(grumbles)
Right! I’m currently somewhere in my twenties, whereabouts, I don’t know since I lost the map when I went to university (someplace called Oxford Brookes, rather good really).
As for relevent stuff to this blog: right, the webname – wien1938 is my web/forum name. It refers to the 2nd Panzer division as my first 1/72nd scale tank model was a Panther G belonging to that division.
The blog name was recently changed as I’d decided on a change of aesthetic approach to the issues which concern me.
I am much more conservative than I used to be but I think this is a result of reflection and experience.
I’m an atheist, it’s a position that I arrived at when I was ten by independent thought. I’d run into school religion, tried to believe but couldn’t – the stories kept falling apart when one used (gasp) logic and the rational position was that there is no deity or mysterious entity. Just us. Yet there are important truths in religion (which is another aspect of my intellectual and moral growth – isn’t humility wonderful?!) such as community, morality and the unconscious bonds.
You can probably guess most of my political outlook by reading the blog but then, hey, I get one or two hits a day – and those probably spam machines… I do support Israel, why? Because those who don’t usually want to exterminate/remove the inconvience. Yes, it is not necessarily antisemitic to criticize Israel, but it often amounts to the same thing – it’s like pornography (which I like – fuck you, third-wave feminism), I know it when I see it. See Alan Dershowitz and the Three D’s.
I’m also a bit of a militarist. I’ve always loved the military and all things war related. I believe that Britain has criminally underfunded and misused the Armed Forces for far too long and that we should not be afraid of going to war to protect our national interests or to do what seems to be the right thing (like Iraq – second case scenario).
I still admire Tony Blair, but I do think he was wrong on some things – like Global Warming (pseudo-marxist religion, v.dangerous).
(Takes cover, awaits torrents of abuse).