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All dogma is dangerous – religious or otherwise

I was educated in a catholic school and subjected to catholic dogma constantly. Fortunately at that time there was sufficient other influences in my life to allow me to gain some perspective. I quickly learned not to trust those in charge. In fact, I lost all faith in the religion …

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Musings

What is your state of mind? Do you sleep well?

Hey, I’m glad you stopped by – you’re just the person whose opinon I need right now. Take a seat, grab your favourite beverage and let’s have a little chat. Nothing serious really – I’d just like to take your soul’s temperature. What’s that? You don’t believe in souls? Let’s …

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Julian Assange Should Be an Election Issue

At the time of writing, there is genuine fear circulating among Assange supporters. Ecuador have been making noises about handing Assange over to the UK (ostensibly for a bail violation but in reality to extradite him to the US). There has been a unified response from supporters on both the …

Politics

A Land of Sleeping Brains

I loathe a scorched earth country.   A land that obsesses over a former cricket captain’s hurt feelings because a journalist called him out on the culture he fostered. Who gives a flying fuck? Australia apparently, because you know, Michael Clarke is really important because he once made a triple …

Politics

How I Intend to Participate In The Great Democracy Illusion

There’s a State election this weekend in my home state of Victoria I would have cared once. Now, I’m looking forward to exercising my democratic right in the following manner. I will politely take the how to vote cards from all party representatives. I don’t care who they represent.  They …

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Why People Like Michael Rowland Are More Dangerous Than Ross Cameron

Ross Cameron just lost his job on the altar of political correctness.  He has been judged in the court of social media, found guilty and terminated.  Those who heard the Cameron’s statement on air in context believed that the comments were not racist and were in fact satirical in nature.  …

Politics

Fighting the Good Fight In Dark Times

I wrote this after the news that Trump had been conned nto attacking Syria.  This followed the cutting off of Assange  from the outside world by Ecuador.  I went into total denial for a day.  My mind just gave up.  Eventually I wrote this which has already appeared on Steemit, …

Politics

There are Shades of Grey and There Is Black & White

Most politics is grey. There are deals done, concessions made and principles compromised. To not know this is to live in fairyland. Read More On Steemit

Politics

How Big Is The Box You Live In?

Expand Your Thinking We all live in a box.  The box defines our belief system, our values and our prejudices and fears. We define how big the box is by the choices we make and the truths we believe. When we decide that  an idea or a concept is not …

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Rants

Polarisation is Death

“Don’t just stand there polarise.” This was the catch phrase on a political cartoon that I saw when I was in Year 10.  That simple cartoon has swum back in to my consciousness, as I’ve watched all political discourse dissipate under the influence of sharp polarisation across the world. It’s …