|From the movie, Flash Gordon|
Yesterday, 01/12/2014, Gordon Brown gave notice of his intention to quit his role as a Member of Parliament. Given that he was once Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, it's worth reiterating a couple of his more revealing comments.
Back in 2007, whilst visiting India in his role as UK chancellor he declared (BBC) :
"It is time to formally recognise on a more consistent and regular basis the reality of this emerging new world order"
Back in 2008, whilst addressing the Scottish Kirk he "told of his vision for "a global society governed by a shared moral sense". "Mr Brown argued that the joining together of the information revolution and the human urge to co-operate for justice made it possible for the first time in history for the dream of a truly global society to be realised." (BBC)
Gordon's father was a Scottish Kirk minister.
Gordon is a member of Labour Friends of Israel.
When the Treaty of Lisbon was signed, Gordon arrived after the ceremony, thus signed the goatskin bound document on his own, a surely symbolic gesture. (BBC)
In 2013 the Kirk compiled a document called :The Inheritance of Abraham - A report on the promised land
Biblical promises about the land of Israel were never intended to be taken literally, or as applying to a defined geographical territory...
The 'promised land' in the Bible is not a place, so much as a metaphor of how things ought to be among the people of God. This 'promised land' can be found - or built - anywhere...
Some people like to believe that Gordon Brown saved the United Kingdom and helped stabilise the world in the last "financial crisis". Digressing into dates in that regard, what jumps out is May 6th.
It is Gordon Gekko's (from the movie Wall Street) birthday.
It was the date of the 2010 UK General Election, Gordon Brown being re-elected as a Member of Parliament.
It is the same date as the 2010 Dow Jones Flash Crash
In 2011, it was the date chosen by Rangers Chairman, Sir David Murray, to sell his shareholding to Craig Whyte and commence the "order from chaos", which is still to conclude (see my last post).
From 2009, @ the G20 Summit (The Telegraph) :
"Today’s decisions, of course, will not immediately solve the crisis. But we have begun the process by which it will be solved," Mr Brown said. "I think a new world order is emerging with the foundation of a new progressive era of international co-operation,"