Woe is us, we’re in a lot of trouble … We’re at a point of maximum denial … People are ignoring the obvious … They’re keeping the news out of the News! “The oligarchic character of the modern English Commonwealth does not rest, like may oligarchies, on the cruelty of the rich to the poor. … Continue reading A Peaceful & Prosperous New Year for EVERYONE!
The net income of the richest 100 billionaires would be enough to make extreme poverty history four times over. That’s a pretty extremist statement. A headline from The Morning Star, The Socialist Worker or Marxism Today you might think? Nah. It was from an Oxfam press statement released on 19 January 2014. The Guardian covered … Continue reading Income of the 100 richest people could end global poverty 4 times over!
Have just been rereading George Orwell’s essay, Benefit of Clergy, a critique of Salvador Dali’s autobiography, The Secret Life of Salvador Dali. “As a record of fantasy, of the perversion of instinct that has been made possible by the machine age, it has great value.” That set me thinking. What kind of perversion is … Continue reading Perversions made possible by the machine age
“Technology is the art of arranging the world so that we don’t have to experience it.” Martin Heidegger As science and technology are based on empirical evidence, and empirical evidence is based on the experience of the senses, then the more technology we have the less likely we are to understand it. Tweet
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The BBC Manchester series City was a more random collection of reports on where we’re at. I caught four editions, particularly enjoying Ian McNulty’s well thought-through film on musical life in Leeds. Apart from the diversity of musical styles, the fragmentation of socio-political attitudes also came over.