Hallucinations

I don’t know that there’s much point following the news, current affairs, that kind of thing. You can skip it a bit, and it makes no difference. A day. A week. Doesn’t affect you, doesn’t affect anyone else. Actually, that’s not true, it will affect you in that you’ll start getting stuff done and enjoying the day to day a bit more.

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Delete Your Account

There are no grey areas, just low resolution black and white, within which howling, infantile conflict can whip and flare forever. Twitter is an endless game with no prizes, only psychological loops that keep you trapped in its infinite descending corridors.

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Good Intentions

“Robert Oppenheimer, a little while before he died, said that it’s perfectly obvious the whole world is going to hell. The only possible chance that it might not is that we do not attempt to prevent it from doing so. Because you see, all the troubles going on in the world now are being supervised by people with very good intentions.”

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Deregulate and Create

The inherent leftiness of the arts and music scene is relentlessly stifling, the creative industries having become intractably connected with so-called progressive politics. Those in the industry articulate, of course, a belief in artistic freedom, but it’s a false one, as the strict confines of the like-minded collective invisibly demarcate actual artistic practice.

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List Makers and Lit Matches

The zealots of Stop Funding Hate and their supporters are utterly convinced they’re doing the right thing, and that should give anyone pause for thought. Carrying out bad acts in the knowledge that they’re bad is worrisome enough. Carrying out bad acts because you sincerely believe yourself to be in alignment with a higher, more virtuous endgame is the first step along the path to a contagious and resilient form of autocratic thinking.

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In Defence of Manning Up

Last Sunday was International Men’s Day, an event which has objectives including, in the organisers’ words, “a focus on men’s and boy’s health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models.”
When you consider that 76% of suicides in the UK are male, the worth of such an occasion becomes clear.

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Channel 4 Chan

Having fought for years for gay and lesbian rights, having stood up in defiance of the religious right for the liberty to ridicule the church, having rejected thin-skinned theological calls for special treatment, having championed individual liberties and freedom of thought and expression, the progressive left has now decided to give all that up and convert to Islam. Allahu Akbar.

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