Category Archives: Rants

UK and US as we stand now!

This week both sides of the Atlantic are, to use technical geopolitical jargon, even more of a hot mess than usual. Why? Theresa May stands accused of basically bribing the DUP with £1bn, sourced from the mythical magic money tree, to prevent herself from being evicted from the Big Brexit

has violence gone up or down in the world?

The only way you can really answer the question – has violence gone up or down? – is to count how many violent incidents have there been as a proportion of the number of opportunities, and has that gone up or down over the course of history? And in all

Eisenhower — Guns

Every Gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signify in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

Running the show!

I find this text from 1930 ish quite actuall and modern. Aldous Huxley-He was best known for his novels including Brave New World, set in a dystopian London, and for non-fiction books, such as The Doors of Perception, which recalls experiences when taking a psychedelic drug, and a wide-ranging output

We, the Web Kids.

Piotr Czerski We, the Web Kids. (translated by Marta Szreder) There is probably no other word that would be as overused in the media discourse as ‘generation’. I once tried to count the ‘generations’ that have been proclaimed in the past ten years, since the well-known article about the so-called

Some Thoughts

So I’ve noticed a lot of people asking here and various other places what to do next.  Some feel unsure of what steps to take exactly in regards to the whole gamergate thing or if what they’ve been doing is even effective in the first place.  Some are worried it’s