Contrary to common perception, Religion is not in decline and may well have been the unifying factor in bringing Trump the Presidency. Robert Jones, writing in the New York Times after the election, concluded that white Christian Americans “swarmed to the polls to elect as president the candidate who promised to make America great again”; […]
Trump elected. It wasn’t an accident. It didn’t happen out of the blue. No seriously, here’s a thought: America just elected a guy to a job where he effectively controls the lifespan of 7 billion people; who’s every utterance will colour the political spectrum of pretty much every country on the planet for years to come; […]
“Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.” From the poem Kindness. Perhaps we must travel through this period of anxiety, fear, hatred and anger before we can emerge stronger and kinder people. Or, must we also learn the cleansing properties of hatred, pure hatred, […]
But, what if we, the people, decide that continuous economic growth is the worst possible thing that can happen? What if we decide that happiness and the welfare of everyone is the number one priority? What if we decide enough of what we already have is truly enough and anyone who accumulates more is an enemy of the State? What if we came to the conclusion that politicians should be held responsible for the decisions they make?
Individual countries and indeed the entire globe is a multi-divisional corporation where executive politicians and civil servants manage day to day business. These people are the “faces” of the organisation(s) but, no matter how much they squabble, name-call and posture, they have no real power. In control is The Board of Directors, the actual “owners”, […]
Gerda Taro was killed at the Battle of Brunete in July 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. She was 26 years old. Born in Germany, in 1910, to a family of German-Hungarian Jews. Her early life was uneventful until Hitler came to power and, in 1933, she was arrested for anti-fascist activism. On her release […]
Sophia Scholl was convicted of high treason and executed, at 22 years old, by the Gestapo in February 1943. A philosophy student at Munich University, she was an active member of the White Rose – a non-violent resistance group against Hitler and the Nazis. Her legacy is the embodiment of humanitarian spirit. She calls on […]
I am truly interested in what others have to say in so far as it can inform my own thinking and add dimensions I had not previously considered. Even if I disagree, my impulse will always be to drive the debate forward. To reach further, to learn more. I believe I’m open to most beliefs. […]
I want a dyke for president . . .
Kick ass . . .
Corrosive is the word that sums up the 80s and 90s precisely.