Category Archives: Humanity

On @MatthewDoyle31 and feelings of prejudice in the wake of extreme acts

“‎The greatest danger of a terrorist’s bomb is in the explosion of stupidity that it provokes.” – Octave Mirbeau Prejudice: an unjustified or incorrect attitude (usually negative) towards an individual based solely on the individual’s membership of a social group. … Continue reading

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RIP Tom Barry of @BorisWatch

I have just learned that Tom Barry of @BorisWatch/BorisWatch.co.uk has died suddenly at the all-too-young age of 41. I’ve no doubt that his immediate family are in shock and have some serious grieving ahead of them, but if they’re reading … Continue reading

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Louise Mensch: Cry ‘Rape!’, and let slip the dogs of war

Over the weekend, the Sun on Sunday columnist and former Tory MP Louise Mensch began beating the drum for war in Iraq. The intensity and bloodlust was striking, and stood in stark contrast to the thoughtful quote in her Twitter … Continue reading

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Kelvin MacKenzie and the 1988 ‘Brighton: Town of Shame’ editorial

There is a major discussion pending about collusion between police/authorities and the tabloid element that brazenly exploits and corrupts them. I speak not just of Hillsborough but a variety of instances in recent times (example). However, today you will have … Continue reading

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Barely-literate passive-aggressive bigot WLTM xenophobic mob. Object: acrimony

I found this letter (embedded below) pinned to the wall of a bus stop shelter in Shalford (Surrey, UK). Further examples have been posted to local community messageboards that are unmarked, suggesting that the ‘pikey’ changes are by someone who … Continue reading

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Ricky Gervais: Mong 2.0

Let’s take Ricky Gervais at his word and assume he is being sincere when he says he is merely reclaiming the word ‘mong': Because it is not a slur against any handicapped group, or a reference to any handicapped person … Continue reading

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Scaling

In the coming weeks and months, I am going to be writing quite a lot about a goal-oriented philosophy I have dubbed scaling. Several projects will be based on this same philosophy. For reasons that should become clear to you … Continue reading

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John Lennon: ‘friends’

Please join me as I mark the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death by observing the tabloid scum of the day feeding off his corpse: For those in any doubt, here are some revealing mentions of Short by the Beatles … Continue reading

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Break the silence, buy radios for Burma

Inspired by Will, I’m going to hand over a little blog real estate to Amnesty International for this important message; In Burma’s harsh media environment a number of courageous individuals work hard to break through the wall of censorship. Although … Continue reading

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‘Impartiality’

Like Justin, I suspect that the word ‘impartiality’ does not mean what Mark Thompson thinks it means. Donate online to the DEC’s Gaza Crisis now (I know you probably do so at risk of being called a Nazi by not-very-good-lawyer … Continue reading

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