It doesn’t matter whether we believe the story of Syria to be one sided or not, the fact is, as a viable place to live, it has ceased to be. Above all else we have become anaesthetized to the horror of men, women and children massacred in dawn missile attacks: to the sight of a […]
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”; […]
“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, […]
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 . . .
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Democracy is concerned with the fair and equal right of every citizen to freedom of thought and freedom of expression both in word and in deed, constrained only by the will of the majority.