Friday, September 9, 2016

What's wrong with that? Trump

I’m not American but I do find the politics of the USA very interesting especially since I grew up respecting what a great country it was. Yes was!

I have sadly seen a once great country become a land that has lost its way.

So we have a presidential candidate who wants to send illegal aliens back to where they came from because they are in the USA ILLEGALLY! What’s wrong with that?

He wants to stop refugees/immigrants coming into the country illegally and without proper vetting. What’s wrong with that?

Then there is the wall which will help secure the border from illegal aliens and drug smugglers. What’s wrong with that?

Americas armed forces to become the best of the best. What’s wrong with that?

Americas veterans to get the support and help they need. What’s wrong with that?

The corruption within politics is going to be brought into the open and dealt with appropriately. What’s wrong with that?

Jobs will be brought back to America. What’s wrong with that?

The America that I knew growing up will be brought back from the jaws of misery and made great again. 

What’s wrong with that?

Steve Boddey

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Auckland New Zealand

I am English born, Australian bred male now living in New Zealand with my wonderful wife and an elderly cocker spaniel.

I now live in South Auckland after spending 3 years living in East Auckland.

As an outsider looking in I get a unique view of New Zealand and Auckland both its good and bad sides.

Auckland mayor Len Brown’s vision of creating a super city here in Auckland I believe just hasn’t worked and he will leave Auckland Council with a mountain of debt and no clear path to travel.  

As for New Zealand, the current government has clearly been in power to long becoming arrogant when challenged and lately showing signs of losing touch with reality.

On a bright note at least, New Zealand/Auckland have a very diverse cultural population which is highlighted every year by the many cultural festivals and events.

There are also the spectacular views both north and south with every form of entertainment to cater for everyone’s taste from adrenalin junkie to the relaxing coffee with friend at the multitude of cafes and restaurants.

New Zealand is a majestic country and Auckland a wonderful city.

It is a pity that the powers that be lack the capability and foresight to deal with the real issues that this great country and Auckland city need to have addressed.

Steve Boddey

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Essential Tremors My Story

Due to my diagnosis of Essential Tremors I am no longer able to work properly and so have been placed on a disability benefit. Although this takes away the anxiety of looking for work and having to continually explain why I shake the stigma remains.

Everyday living is a challenge, I struggle to write and at times even typing can be frustrating. Eating and drinking has to be carefully planned bathroom/toilet activities take longer and can be embarrassing. My love for cooking has been tempered, my wife stresses when I am using a knife. I have learnt to ask for help which can be annoying for me due to be never having to rely on people as much as I now have to.

All I can do is accept my condition and do the best that I can. I improvise, overcome and adapt to every situation I am faced with. Fortunately I have a very supportive wife an understanding doctor.

I am sure there are people out there with worse tremors than I have and may not have the support that I do so I am sharing my thoughts in the hope that it helps others or even if it reminds those that have tremors you are not alone.

Steve Boddey

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Immigrants Refugees from Europe Africa and Asia

A friend of mine, George Stephens commented on my post about Multiculturalism doesn't work reminding me of the days when immigrants/refugees from Europe, Africa, Asia ventured to all parts of the world, bringing with them different cuisines, knowledge and a diverse range of ideas and ideals and more importantly they were prepared to become part of their new country.

Using George’s words: - People come here (and there as well I imagine) and want others to bend over backward to accommodate them rather than become part of the melting pot and adapt to their new home. It is a shame really because life is much more interesting when we can all get along and enjoy each others ways rather than this constant clash of cultures so common today.

It really is a sad world we live in when immigrants ostrasize them selves from their new home.

Steve Boddey

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Multiculturalism doesn't work

Multiculturalism isn’t working and it will never work because multiculturalism is a slow death to the host culture.

Where ever you go, no matter the country when another culture enters they don’t blend in and mix they set about creating their own communities and start living the life they lived before.

They create pockets within suburbs branching out into businesses and slowly take over the area they are in. I am not saying it is a bad thing but I don’t think it is healthy for a country as a whole. It isolates communities and creates false prejudices and/or racial profiling.

These communities then stop all attempts to integrate; from learning the countries language to working only with their own kind and in extreme cases ignoring the laws of the land.

This is the world we now live in  and it is moving back to the tribe mentality we once had all those centuries ago.

Steve Boddey

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Racist Trump and Political Correctness

A racist is by definition a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another or having or showing the belief that a particular race is superior to another.

There are those that band the word around as if it were a regular thing to call someone.

Mr Trump for example has been branded a racist for highlighting a judge’s ethnicity which could have a conflict of interest in a court case.
That is not being racist it is clearly suggesting there could be a conflict of interest.

Of course calling someone a racist is a blatant cheap shot by people who do not have the confidence to see an opposite viewpoint that differs from their own.

The word we live is being defiled by radical religion and politically correct nonsense with people too scared to voice their opinions thus allowing the minority to rule the roost.

This needs to change so we can get back some of our normality

Steve Boddey

Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Trouble with Trump

There has for a long time been an under current of fury at being unable to express  emotions that are kept hidden due to a world that demands we keep our thoughts and beliefs to ourselves.

We are not suppose to express our opinions for fear of offending some one or worse we fear being bullied by attention seeking people who take anything to another level ranting and raving about whatever they can to belittle someone who has a differing opinion.

Donald Trump is someone who is bringing the bubbling under current of resentment to the surface. His stand on certain issues infuriates some yet pleases others.

Whether you love or hate him the man has given the American people something to think about.

Trumps lets just get on with it attitude, lets make America great again slogan certainly appeals to many Americans who are tired of the same old establishments broken promises and incompetence.

As an outsider here in New Zealand I am amused at the lack of understanding concerning what Trump is trying to do. America was a country that was once looked up to but now is seen as the butt of a joke.

Those that fear Trump, fear change yet change is needed otherwise if you always do what you always done, you will always get what you always got.

Come November 2016 America will either change or remain in a cesspool of corruption and debt.

Steve Boddey  


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