Collections of "my" vocal essays with additions, are available as printed books ASIN 197680615 and 1980878536 also some fictional works and some e books available at Amazon;-
Why are conspiracy theories so common
Why are “conspiracy theories” so common? Why do conspiracy theories have so many believers? Throughout human history there has always been the idea that some sinister group are manipulating the whole population, for their own ends. In some ways history shows that human religious leaders did conspire to control the general population, this was in the periods of time when literacy was rare and so those who controlled what was written, what was recorded and what was read out to the majority of the people; did control and manipulate the rest of us.
City minds should never be allowed to Govern
City minds should not be allowed to govern. The “city” type of world view, will destroy us all After nearly 80 years of observation it has become apparent that, although there are an infinite number of stages between these two extremes, there are just two basic types of thinking. That is minds that think city thoughts and minds that think country thoughts.
The Hypocrisy of judging history
The hypocrisy of judging history Retrospectively applying moral judgment is potentially dangerous There does seem to be a trend towards trying to obliterate truth about “history;” attempts are made to punish descendants- many generations later- for events that were perfectly legal in the period in which they were committed. There are also attempts to delete the truth about these historic events, the prevailing knowledge and opinions of the period in which the events occurred, from the base knowledge of future generations.
Refusing to accept democracy
Refusing to accept democracy Is this the death of democracy? The refusing to accept democratic decisions is going to destroy democracy itself. From Brexit to Trump. From Corbyn and Momentum to reclaim the streets, from Black lives matter to extinction rebellion. Protests and demonstration against a democratically arrived at decision, are gaining strength and power. This will end in the destruction of democracy itself. Why would anyone want a democratically arrived at result when this result will lead to bloodshed, violence and destruction? What will emerge is a fascist dictatorship; because the leader will promise an end to the protests, riots and the arrogant chicanery of the “establishment” such as that which tried so hard to prevent Brexit.
Violence as a political tool
Violence as a political tool Terrorism is a political weapon Despite the religious claims of some terrorist groups, what all terrorists seek is to force a political change on the nations they try to terrorise. Terrorism is another political tool, one used mostly (but not exclusively) by non democratic governments and non democratic groups, wishing to overthrow a democracy. If the advocates of direct action and physical violence could engage in the democratic process and gain a majority they would not need to destroy life and property. They know they can never peacefully persuade a majority and so they seek to force change by violence. Violence is the tool of those who have lost the argument. Violence has the short term aim of providing localised dominance and the longer term aim of provoking fear. Fear of violence is more effective, politically, than the localised short term physical effects of actual violence. Fear can affect huge numbers of people spread over large areas, fear can influence attitudes as well as actions.
Accountability to the public
Accountability to the public Political and commercial accountability Accountability- definition ;-responsibility to someone, or for some action.
Rules for life on earth
Rules of life as a human on planet earth What to watch out for. Not everything is about you-- our world is so full of interactions and so full of people that we are all collateral effects in other peoples events.
The politics of overseas aid
The politics of overseas aid The UN has a vast budget, why is this not overseas aid? Politicians in most developed democracies, seem to have an aversion to questioning what their tax payers are forced to donate to other nations, as aid.