On Flightless Birds

...the more that entrenched camps set themselves up against one another in an unending battle to get one over on the opposition, the less we actually coordinate and focus on the root causes of the problems which divide us in the first place...

Fake News

If you can not sufficiently defend your own actions and assertions in the public arena without resorting to infantile name-calling in lieu of constructing comprehensive, intelligent defence of your ideological assertions and political positions - you are probably not qualified for the job...

EPA: MIA

There exists a profound lack of wisdom and intelligence at the core of this US administration, a poverty of authenticity and vision which will most certainly come back to haunt us all...

YouTube: Evolving Business Models

There is a subtle dissonance between the drive to greater technological sophistication and the desire to control this process and its products. As with so many other things - the psychological desire for control here confronts the evolving complexity of the world and in this specific case the consumer appears to be the winner...

Rhetorical Poverty

The general rhetorical poverty of online forums and social media may just be something we need to accept; like belching, pimples or flatulence it is an aspect of human being which may have to be considered inevitable...

Freedom of Belief

I think we should practice respect for cultural traditions but not at the cost of recognising that the interpretations and translation of faith and its various assertions of truth exist in an altogether different dimension of belief than does science and the rational analysis of reality...

Suffering

There is no meaning beyond what we make and there is no freedom from suffering beyond what we each and ourselves choose to shape...

Isolationism

Manufactured populist caricatures and jingoistic isolationist slogans translate into simplistic policy declarations which represent classically "head-in-the-sand", short-term, not particularly intelligent and effectively selfish political thinking...