I have a fantastic idea
Obviously, in order to run a successful nation state, you need the right people in place to make the important decisions that affect all our lives. Of course most of the time this starts with some form of national government; democratically elected politicians we put in place to make decisions about law, health, education, foreign policy, tax rates, state spending, welfare, etc. Continue reading →
Does that make you selfish, or just not interested?
My interest in this question stems from something I heard during the UK general election last May 2015. I was watching one of the many political TV programmes on at the time, and they were interviewing the novelist Lionel Shriver. The discussion was around how people were likely to vote, and she mentioned the idea of the ‘shy Tory’. Continue reading →
It’s not often these days, to find a photograph that hits you straight between the eyes. The amazing photo above is by Dutch photographer Justine Tjallinks. Continue reading →
What would you consider to be the greatest of humankind’s achievements? The very pinnacle of all our creative, intellectual or emotional lives? The most life enhancing, wondrous endeavour ever to flow from the human mind? Well don’t worry yourselves, as I already know. It’s that aural art form we call music.
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I have to admit I’m not a massive fan of American’s and their culture: the idea that unbridled capitalist greed is the way to power and influence, has led to a society that’s become too controlled and corrupted by wealth for my liking. But watching thousands of American people die every year is both maddening and horrifying. Is it that American lives aren’t worth very much? Continue reading →
I hate the term ‘War on Drugs’, it’s an expression used for propaganda purposes. It suggests drugs are some sort of insidious, invisible enemy that we must protect against at all costs. Continue reading →