We must never lose sight of being animals with intelligence

It’s incredibly difficult to make sense of this because, being animals, we don’t act through intelligence most of the time. We are driven by much that has nothing to do with intelligence, not least our biologically determined and driven sex drive. We are fantastically good at doing things which it’s painfully and ludicrously obvious are […]

Rediscovering anger and violence

As a hippy, back in the sixties, I had my awakening to the awareness of war, nuclear weapons and mutually assured destruction (MAD), the horrors of the Vietnam war, and I became a self declared (ignorant) pacifist – a peacenik. I faced a, then, common question to pacifists, “What would you do if someone was […]

Humans redundant, not likely

There is a conception that Artificial Intelligence will, fairly soon, make humans redundant or even obsolete. I have argued elsewhere that this reasoning is based on the notion that machines are increasingly taking over the world of work but, for human kind, it is work that is becoming obsolete and we now need to look […]

The fantastically corrupt and us

I am looking forward to Donald Trump becoming the President of the most powerful, armed and dangerous, elitist establishment cunts in the world. For this reason. Because it’s insane. I used to enjoy the use of the word cunt as the most offensive swear word in the world but it is becoming so commonplace that […]

Why is there no Department for Nuclear Disarmament?

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,515 Sunday 07 August 2016. Dear Mrs May, Yesterday was Hiroshima Day, the 71st anniversary of the first of the two nuclear bomb attacks on Japan. The death toll was between 90,000 and 146,000 people and the cry across the world to this day is “Never again!” […]

The Tory ability to swear black is white and 2 plus 2 equals 5

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,202 Monday 14 September 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Ha ha ha ha ha, “The Labour Party is now a threat to our national security, our economic security and your family’s security.” That’s propaganda for you, the ability to swear black is white and 2 plus 2 equals […]