Saturday, 26 January 2019

Why Did Journalists Become So Hated?

In my new video I take at look the phenomenon of hating journalists. Have we always held journalists in such low regard that we cheer with delight at them being fired? What happened to the press to make them so widely despised and frequently compared to rats and cockroaches? 

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Mob Response

By Atdilda

Recent events have brought back to my memory a realization that fundamentally changed my outlook on life around one year ago.

 The recent event is one of the newer instances of Europeans naively going unprepared to an African nation and being murdered therein. The primary instinctive reaction is one of empathic despair, like when a defenseless animal is predated. Suffering of humans at the hands of other humans is particularly stomach churning, a hopeless situation that concludes only as the tormentor loses interest.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

The Tragedy Of Diane Abbott

After another painfully incompetent performance by Diane Abbott last week on Question Time I decided to riff on a post from last year exploring the issue. Is it ethical to catapult people into positions they cannot cope with in the name of equality when such people are exposed and widely mocked by the general public?

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Asimov, Foundation & New World Order

My analysis of Isaac Asimov's Foundation books and the manner in which it corresponds to the world we live in today. Can it be that we, like denizens of Asimov's Foundation, are living in a pre-planned history?

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Hirsch, Critical Theory & Nihilism

In my new video I take a look at the excruciating Afua Hirsch and Critical Theory. There's little point in moaning about the uncaring British when our identity has been so comprehensively critiqued and deconstructed that there are no values systems left in place, except hedonism and nihilism.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Pacific Rim 2 And The Global Man

I've just spent a few of the remaining hours of my Christmas holidays watching a huge dollop of CGI sewage called ''Pacific Rim 2: Uprising''. Essentially the film is B-Grade tripe telling the tale of monsters coming to earth from another dimension which have to be fought, hand-to-hand, by giant robots with people piloting them from inside. 

 I know, I know.

 Pacific Rim features a cast nobody has ever heard of, except the African fellow who's popped up in the recent Star Wars movies, at a push. But the cast is certainly very diverse, both racially and sexually. Small Pakistani girls drive robots the size of skyscrapers and one blonde girl seems to be the token inter-gender androgyny box tick.