Author/activist — writes on politics, equality, racism, social justice, social media, marketing, writing, sports and more — https://milesetherton.com
Here’s Why You Think You Live In A Democracy When You Don’t
Let’s start with a simple quiz question. What is democracy? Here are your choices: A) a form of government in which the people either have the authority to choose their governing legislators, or the authority to decide on legislation. B) a strategy used to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing specific groups of people from voting.
Do We Back a Cause Because We Believe In It Or Just To Look Good?
What do these social media hashtags have in common? #BLM #Covid19IndiaHelp #ThankYouNHS #pridemonth Not too difficult, I hope. They all mark a means to support social movements fighting injustice and inequality, a national focus on the pandemic crisis, or recognising the work of the UK’s National Health Service during COVID-19.
Talking the Talk But Not Walking the Walk on Climate Change
Climate change remains a political football that wins votes, appeases the growing voices demanding strong responses and is seldom out of the news. You could almost think national governments and political blocks, such as the European Union, are getting their act together to stop this global catastrophe.
If the Pandemic Was Preventable, Is This A Crime of Global Genocide?
How satisfied have you been by the response of your national government in curbing the spread of COVID-19? If you live in New Zealand, Singapore or Australia, there’s a good chance you’re quite content with its handling. Citizens of many other countries are unlikely to be feeling the same. To date, there have been 219 million reported COVID-19 cases (the actual number will be much higher) and over 4.54 million deaths.
To Schedule Or Not To Schedule — That Is The Social Media Question
Which of these statements do you agree with? A) Social media is important to my writing career and I wish I was better at it B) Social media is a complete waste of time, I don’t why people bother with it