The sun is shining. It was a cold night and the frost is all over the garden, The birds are fed, my dog is walked and I am preparing to drive to Penzance.

And I think of past generations who did not have peace, did not have the expectation of living through the day, did not know what it is to eat every day, have warm clothes unless they made them, were hardened to a life of ‘drudgery and distress’.

We are spoiled in our manicured society where we think everything is done for our benefit when actually, nothing is. We are sleep walkers who do not see the precarious nature of the liberties and scientific achievements we have all come to rely upon.

One order and an army turns upon the people it is there to protect. One switch and entire communities would be without electricity.  One vote and a whole country loses itself.

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