We are half-way through the second disc of the first series of 'Breaking Bad'. Everyone says what a wonderful series this is/was, so I thought I ought to watch it. It's ok, I suppose, but it doesn't hold me like I hoped it might - not like 'Deadwood'.
It's the last episode of 'Undercover' tonight as well. Same with that one - I now have to know what eventually happens, but I'm not really that keen on it.
It is good that the so-called 'ethnic minorities' are finally becoming main-stream, but the days are early enough for it to be remarkable, or for people to actually comment on it like I am now.
London now has a Moslem Mayor, and - as of yesterday - Bristol has a mixed race Mayor. He is part Afro-Caribbean, part English and part Welsh. Marvin Rees is the perfect ethnic combination to be the Mayor of a city like Bristol, it being so close to Wales, in England and built from profits of the African/Carribean slave-trade.
We in Bath recently voted NOT to have an elected Mayor, but last week we voted in a new police commissioner. I've no idea who it is, because I did not see one candidate's election manifesto, or even a leaflet listing the candidates. I heard that there was a list in our newspaper, but nobody really reads it, let alone buys it, and if you look at it online you are hounded by adverts popping up in front of what they laughingly call 'news'.
I heard someone in the pub yesterday who normally spouts bollocks, say that a police commissioner should be an independent, as the police force should be free of politics, as the rest of the forces are supposed to be. Quite true, but difficult in reality.
Now more than almost ever, we need to get away from the 'them and us' mentality in pretty much every area of society. Ironically, it is probably the left-wing loonies who will be the last to adopt the new, inclusive approach, maybe because of the stark disparity between the personal incomes of those at the top and those at the bottom. That gap gets wider every day, but you cannot blame it on any 'ethnic minority' any longer, no matter what the right-wing loonies tell you.
Talking of low incomes, I'm off to do some more work today. Shock horror.
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