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Division by design

The politics of division are as old as politics itself. Variations of the divide and conquer model have been used by Julius Caesar, Napoleon and the British Empire. The concept is simple. Keep people divided in order to rule effectively. In case you haven’t noticed, the world is becoming increasingly …

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Victimhood – a cultivated state of mind

According to the Cambridge dictionary victimhood is: the condition of having been hurt, damaged, or made to suffer, especially when you want people to feel sorry for you because of this or use it as an excuse for something https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/victimhood It’s an easy trap to fall into – one that I could be accused of myself . I am acutely aware of the risk in …

Politics

The latest dose of language destruction (speciesism)

At first I thought this speciesism thing was a joke. There is an article in The Independent quoting academic Shareena Hamzah from Swansea University.  Ms Hamzah foresees a time when the use of traditional idioms like “bring home the bacon” will be taboo. I laughed, and shared the article on …