A certain talent for inflammatory monosyllabic rhetoric and self-aggrandising histrionics might never have percolated up through the selection processes of liberal democracy had these qualities not already been a greater part and functional necessity of the political game… Continue reading The Self-Propagating Logical Hyper-Inflation of Media, Information and Mass Communications
A national Executive unfurling inarticulate and episodic errors of judgement and failures of intelligence like ragged, torn and soiled toilet paper across history’s grand cartography… Continue reading Trumping conspiracy: On NOT Turning History into toilet paper…
If we can’t find ways to agree, perhaps we can find less unhealthy ways to maintain the disagreements by which we seem to so vicariously define ourselves… Continue reading Global Conflict: The End of History ?
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… Continue reading Isolationism
…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… Continue reading Culture Vulture: Cannibalising Reality
In case you missed it, a couple of days ago the Doomsday Clock was moved 30 seconds closer to Global Armageddon, catastrophe, destruction, devastation – pick your best adjective. The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clock face that has been … Continue reading 11:47:30 – Doomsday Clock
The central problem in this professional mismatch of politicians with their roles is that playing the game of being elected or rising to positions of power is fundamentally not the same thing as actually playing the game of governing well… Continue reading Fear Factor: Damocles