Kill the Lights Kill the lights so we can't see what isn't left: a wreckage writ to dizzying heights Humanity: bereft.
Having slept on it, I remain bemused by a (very) brief Twitter spat I found myself in last night. One woman tweeted: "the concept of being a slag does not fucking exist it was invented because men thought women shouldn't enjoy sex" Another woman retweeted it with the caption: "Say it louder for the people … Continue reading Question & Accusation
The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has called for an early general election - ahead of 2020 - scheduled for 8 June 2017. In her speech today, of 18 April 2017, in which she made this announcement, the Prime Minister rightly described the situation in Britain as a "moment of enormous national significance". This being … Continue reading The Early General Election
On a prominent "liberal" radio show this morning (04.04.17), a number of justifications were offered up to support British arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Here are a few counterpoints. Justification #1: If we don't sell the weapons, the Saudis will simply buy them elsewhere; therefore nothing changes and we may as well profit from inevitable sales. … Continue reading Markets and Morality
In a short story of 1928, E. M. Forster explores a future society in which Earth's population live underground, every material need and "little want" is technologically met by "the Machine", and life is watched over by "the Committee". Every country and every residence is exactly the same, rendering any journey outside of one's own abode "superfluous". The … Continue reading The Totalitarianism of Technology
Recently, I've been going back to my roots, as it were, listening to all the punk and ska I cut my musical teeth on. Nowadays, when I listen to Sonic Boom Six's 'For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge' (The Ruff Guide to Genre-Terrorism ), I can't help but associate it with politics of the here and now. The song, … Continue reading “Into the Furnace”