The peddlers of deception are the enemies of life

In the early nineties I reached a tipping point. It was during the pre-Christmas period and I was drunk. I was watching commercial television and was galvanised out of my seat by a particularly inane, enraging, advert. I grabbed a carving knife that I’d been using to cut up pizza and, yelling some blistering language, […]

Manufacturing consent – The manipulation of the masses

Buried in the heart of increasing right wing governments is a little recognised phenomenon, even by those who walk the corridors of power, what we call ‘The Establishment’, those who formulate and dictate the life of nations. It is not a new phenomenon and can be discerned throughout history in the attitude of the ruling […]

A little Christmas anarchy

I don’t do Christmas any more. I decided to stop once I lived alone and therefore had no familial pressures to deal with at home, but even so it was not an easy process, yet I was tired of grumbling about Christmas but not doing anything about it. It took some years before I even […]

The unsung revolution

There are many people who cannot give praise, encouragement or a kind word. It’s almost as if they are regarded as sparse commodities that might run out. The point is that they are a give, a gift, from one person to another (or many others), they are the expression of an innate regard for the […]