This purportedly was an obituary printed in the London Times. It was in fact a circular e.mail I received. I thought it worth reproducing. 


Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.

No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

 - Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- And maybe it was my fault.

 Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

 His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

 Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

 It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

 Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

 Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

 Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

 Common Sense was preceded in death,
-by his parents, Truth and Trust,
-by his wife, Discretion,
-by his daughter, Responsibility,
-and by his son, Reason.

 He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers;
- I Know My Rights
- I Want It Now
- Someone Else Is To Blame
- I'm A Victim
- Pay me for Doing Nothing

 Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. 

To My Readers

I offer you my manifold apologies for my extreme tardiness of late. Five days into the New Year I was struck down by the first of two, unrelated, but consequential failures of health. Both required urgent hospitalisation. I am now recovering from my most recent and unwelcome visit to that place.

I assure you of my continuing commitment to the principles of Christendom however in the immediate term my output will be somewhat curtailed.

G-d Bless you


This wonderful port city in Java deserves better than the evil of Islam militant.  I know it as a city of tolerance – a wonderful blend of history and cultures. I know it as a sprawling city sometime covered with industrial haze – a bustling centre of commerce and industry; a clogged port of tankers and traditional prahus - a city with a vibrant and ancient Chinatown; of magnificent mosques and Christian churches; elegant Dutch architecture and concrete block ugliness; of shanty towns and world class hotels; a city of bars and antique shops and a shopping experience for everyone. I know it as a centre of quintessential Malay ambience thriving in modern times. The city I know is truly Java’s window to the world.

Why bring such political violence to such nice and innocent peoples? I wish a  pox together with the eternal fire of damnation on the so called Islamic State and all its demented, evil bastard followers.

Pray for Surabaya.

Al-Rawda: Where sorrow and vileness intersect

Cowardly and vile apologies for human beings, acting in the name of Allah, have yet again demonstrated a stinking underbelly of Islam.

On Friday some thirty perverted religious assassins of Islamic State planted bombs inside the peaceable mystic Sufi Muslim mosque of Al-Rawda in North Sinai. They surrounded the building with machine gun-mounted jeeps, detonated the bomb and gunned down the survivors. Their wanton act of mass murder killed 305 innocents whose only fault was to attend Friday prayers.

Let there be no mistake - 305 innocent Mohammedans killed in the name of Islam! Some 305 souls who belonged to a mystical, peaceable branch of Islam:

Sufism is a way of life in which a deeper identity is discovered and lived. This deeper identity, beyond the already known personality, is in harmony with all that exists. This deeper identity, or essential self, has abilities of awareness, action, creativity and love that are far beyond the abilities of the superficial personality. [See:]

Their mosque of Al-Rawda is located some 40km west of el-Arish, the provincial capital of North Sinai.

It so happens that there also exists in north Queensland a small soldier settlement named el-Arish after the Australian experience in Sinai during the First War. I shall never drive through it again without thinking of the horror inflicted upon decent religious people by the unspeakable barbarians of evil.

Surely now is the time for all Mohammedans, their leaders, and their Western apologists, to strike out, without evasion,  equivocation or mental reservation, those barbarous tenets of their religion that quite clearly encourages and justifies such wonton evil.

I challenge them to do so!

Al-Rawda North Sinai Friday 24 November 2017

5th of November 1605 - in the crypts of the Palace of Westminister

And now ……. Spain

And still the Barbarians come … spewing their vileness, their hatred and their twisted faith … may they rot in hell … may the Lord give sweet refuge to the souls departed, comfort to those afflicted and strength to all who stand with Spain …  

Barcelona 18 August 2017