Welcome one and all 🙂 Last week my walk ended in Italian Gardens, and the theme of Italy continues as this week I start in Venice, well Little Venice! No Italian adventures just yet! I’ll then go along my favourite stretch of water, the Regent’s Canal, before going past The Liberal Jewish Synagogue and St John’s Wood Church. In between that I’ll be passing by Lord’s Cricket Ground and ending at a musical landmark, Abbey Road. So, let’s begin the journey!
Little Venice to Abbey Road
Located near Paddington and Maida Vale, Little Venice is a scenic and very picturesque riverside area. Its history can be traced back to the 1810s when a pool was created where the Regent’s Canal and the Paddington arm of the Grand Junction Canal met. Back then it was known as the Paddington Broadwater.
There are a couple of accounts as to where the name ‘Little Venice’…
Life isn’t as hard as we make it out to be. The problem is that many people are quick to put their “beliefs” ahead of human relationships. I would hazard a guess that many of my friends who constantly post hate filled memes about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have never had the opportunity to get to know the person behind the persona. I am betting that many of my Christian friends have never met someone who is transgender and had a simple conversation. Most of my friends have never met any Muslims and talked about their life and/or upbringing. Racism and hate are a tricky thing. They are used by the powers to keep people divided. The weak minded will continue to push hate and racism in many different forms: memes, posters, posts, media shares, etc. All the while thinking they are simply protecting their own “beliefs.” Unfortunately the…
The Bandwagon Approach is an, “Appeal to widespread belief, an appeal to common practice and peer pressure. If the discussion is about social conventions, such as “good manners”, then this is a reasonable line of argument. However, in the 1800’s there was a widespread belief that bloodletting cured sickness. These people were not just wrong, but horribly wrong, because it made people sicker. Clearly, the popularity of an idea is no guarantee that it’s right. A common justification for bribery is everybody does it; in the past, this was also a justification for slavery.A List of Fallacious Arguments
Liberalism and Conservatism are points of view and both points of view are
needed for a balanced political debate.
Genuine conservatism is about preserving the best of our traditions while working with Liberals to move our country forward.
There was a time when liberals and conservatives agreed that respectful disagreement was in the best interest of the country.