Human resources and exploitation, we can do a whole lot better

When Jeff Bezos said, “The only way that I can see to deploy this much financial resource is by converting my Amazon winnings into space travel. That is basically it,” he was talking about turning human and physical resources into money and then converting that into different resources to shoot them into space [1]. WhatContinue reading “Human resources and exploitation, we can do a whole lot better”

Radical questions and answers are needed

The entire world is run on a system that we have to pay for everything. It’s a rotten system that has existed for centuries but possibly the worst system that’s emerged from the Industrial Revolution is the theft of our industrialised labour for profit in which most companies pay us the minimum they can getContinue reading “Radical questions and answers are needed”

Welcome to the machine

This last Monday, 28th September 2020, was my fourth Chemo session and I woke up in a really gritty mood. I didn’t want to go for it, my whole body was yelling, “No!” And the reason for my mood was that there is no elastic in the medical procedure, no place to question whether myContinue reading “Welcome to the machine”

The UK needs proactive joyfully revolting people

It’s shockingly bad when fools are in charge making a mess of our lives, especially fools who are so privileged they are beyond incompetent, whose every utterance is pretty much dribbling nonsense. We may have to suffer them and the fools who vote for them but we also have to survive them and that’s theContinue reading “The UK needs proactive joyfully revolting people”

The problem of self respect and learning it

As a small child I loved writing stories. I remember a class in infant school, being asked to write about a day in the life of a postage stamp and feeling like I was in story heaven. I even had stories in the school magazine. By the age of 7 I had stopped writing, allContinue reading “The problem of self respect and learning it”

Patch Adams interview and best talk on depression and self harm ever

“I want a world were no one alive can remember what the word ‘war’ means. A world free of violence and injustice. Where everyone is equal. All healthy women say the same thing. All the problems of the world are due to men.” Patch Adams. Patch Adams – Single clip interview Patch Adams Discusses: DepressionContinue reading “Patch Adams interview and best talk on depression and self harm ever”

War is the ultimate failure of civilisation

The question is, why do the powers that be, the media and every red-neck ‘patriot’ in the world glorify war as some kind of major achievement and why are those who oppose war seen as unpatriotic, cowardly, losers? In 2018 the world spent $1.8 trillion on military expenditure [1], the top five countries in 2020Continue reading “War is the ultimate failure of civilisation”

When life is betrayed ordinary people need to be its champions

Just as every plant, every molecule, every tree and animal has life written in its DNA, so do we humans. We’re made for life, yet we have to deal with war, greed and madness that seeks to end life. Who among us makes wars or develops deadly viruses and pathogens which are a threat toContinue reading “When life is betrayed ordinary people need to be its champions”

The existential threat to life on earth

If you watch this video narrated by Stephen Fry, you’ll hear the measured tones of Fry talking about the threats to life, all life, but never once mentioning where the threats are coming from. The nuclear threat, the deadly pathogens, the danger of AI, all come from above, from the powers that be. We’re notContinue reading “The existential threat to life on earth”

Revelling in living

I had to stop the indignationit was stealing my lifebreath by breathstealing precious momentsof living nothing good comesfrom the corridors of powerjust powerlessnessas they feed on usand our true wealth Life life is too beautifulto tolerate the theft any longerI want to enjoy the airflowing into megiving me life I want to sing my songplayContinue reading “Revelling in living”