Climate Metamorphosis: Failure of Imagination

The overall underwhelming response to climate change across the globe embodies two streams of behaviour.  There exists a resonance between them but they are still relatively distinct categories. The political expediency required to cater for, or survive in, short-term democratic tenures in major carbon emissions-heavy economies. A failure of imagination. On the topic of a…

Culture Vulture: Cannibalising Reality

...where political expediency or sheer information volumes have created an environment in which a notional truth might just as well be selected based upon the extent to which it supports an ideological bias as it may be selected on the grounds of a falsifiable basis in fact...

The Paradox of Tolerance

In regards to the ongoing global rise of the far right-wing and a certain authoritarian-flavoured nationalism, this is not so much prescient ("it may easily turn out that they are not prepared to meet us on the level of rational argument, but begin by denouncing all argument"), more that this expresses a perennial truth...

Entropy

There is no winning hand.  Existentially, we are all (and all end up) in the same place.  If you are confident to think that you have found a solution to our shared enigma, please don't find yourself so insecure about it that you feel obligated to force it upon others.  Eschatological solutions are often poorly…

Lost in Translation

I often write as reflection to other's thoughts and words, as comments or critical remarks upon other ideas.  This tends to lead me more into my own meanings and worlds wrought of words.  This is a high-wire act of balancing on a fragile thread of meaning strung between the intended meaning of the original message,…