Most recently published stories in The Swamp.
I have never posted in this community before, despite the fact that I am a wildly political person. Honestly, I'm not sure why I've waited so long, I'm a person that really hates when people die for no reason I hate when people don't have autonomy over their bodies and that's what you can boil my politics down to, so there's been a lot to write about. Yet I haven't done it until this moment. Maybe I didn't want to open myself up to that kind of feedback, and we will see how this goes if I ever do it again.
Navigating Through an Identity Crisis: The 2024 Election
In the turbulent landscape of American politics leading up to the 2024 Presidential election, I am grappling with an identity crisis as I attempt to align my values with a political party. The nation stands at a crossroads, marked by deep political divisions, and I am still determining whether my choices reflect the kind of future I want for my grandchildren and the rest of my family!
Balancing the Scales
In the American criminal justice system, judges wield considerable power, often acting as the final arbiters of justice. However, the question arises: does this power come at the cost of adequate oversight, potentially hindering the pursuit of genuine reform? In this blog post, we discuss the complexities of judicial authority, examining the need for increased oversight to achieve comprehensive criminal justice reform.
Flashpoints of War: Israel and Ukraine's Role in Global Conflict
In the intricate geopolitical tapestry of the modern world, regional conflicts often carry the seeds of broader, more catastrophic wars. Presently, two such conflicts - in Israel and Ukraine - stand as potential flashpoints, threatening to escalate beyond their borders and possibly culminating in a global conflict reminiscent of the devastating world wars of the 20th century. This essay explores the complex dynamics of these conflicts and how they might interconnect to spark a broader, more destructive war, drawing the world into a vortex of unprecedented turmoil.
A Message to the Woke Youth
In a time of tumultuous change, where the winds of progressivism howl through the streets and digital corridors of the world, the youth stand at the forefront, brandishing the flag of wokeness. This essay inspired by the thought-provoking perspectives of James Lindsay, serves as a heartfelt missive to the young, woke generation, urging them to reconsider the path they tread, for it may lead not to the liberation they seek but to the very shackles they wish to escape.
Private Enterprise vs Public Service
Introduction This is not a rant against good private enterprise, but it is NOT a public service, despite many politicians telling us that certain ones are. This is a bit of observational history and why the world is in such a terrible economic and climactic state because of people being sold the new god of money.
**Title: "Ephemeral Echoes: A Sojourn through the Tapestry of Tales"** **Categories:** Literary Exploration, Storytelling Alchemy, Creative Chronicles
The Internet is Worse Than Ever – Now What?
In the current social landscape, polarization has become a defining characteristic. From the local spheres to global communities, the sense of division and animosity between different groups has intensified. Much of this discord has been attributed to the pervasive influence of the internet and, more specifically, social media. However, a deeper examination reveals a more nuanced narrative—one that challenges the conventional understanding of online echo chambers and the mechanisms driving societal division.
UK Dispatches HMS Diamond.
There is always a danger that the conflict between Hamas and Israel could spill over into a wider war. Besides, the actual Hamas-Israel conflict in Gaza, Yemen and Hezbollah, have been engaged in lobbing missiles, into Israel. Missiles have also been fired from Syria. Israel has hit back with artillery attacks, missile strikes, drones, and bombing from aircraft. Even the US, based in Iraq and Syria, has come under attack. The US has bombed some of these groups, all supposedly, backed by Iran.
Festive priorities all screwed up in a desensitised world
Heading from the bus stop on Wood Street to the Aneurin Bevan statue on Queen Street the temperature was far too low to follow the normal route down St Mary Street, instead I took the path through St David’s Centre and immediately wished I’d braved the cold outside.
Dream Scenario Movie Review: Nicholas Cage's Unforgettable Performance
"Dream Scenario" is a fascinating exploration of the tangled web that fame, perception, and the human mind weave. Directed by Christopher Borley, this film stars the enigmatic Nicholas Cage, marking his inaugural collaboration with the esteemed A24 production house. Set against the backdrop of an ordinary family man's life turned topsy-turvy, the movie traverses the surreal landscape of millions of strangers' dreams, unraveling a narrative that's part comedy, part horror, and wholly intriguing.
Godzilla Minus One: A Human-Centric Masterpiece - Movie Review
The latest addition to the Godzilla franchise, "Godzilla Minus One," emerges from the creative depths of Japan's renowned Toho Studios. Departing from the traditional monster-centric approach, this film transports audiences to the aftermath of World War II in Japan, a period of resilience and reconstruction for its people.