Tag Archives: Terrorism
Leonard Cohen once prophesied ‘Democracy is coming, to the USA’. But despite its lyrical brilliance I highly doubt he would have pictured Donald Trump ever becoming America’s president when ‘Democracy’ was penned twenty-five years ago. I recognise there’s something macabre … Continue reading
If there’s one thing that’s really been getting on my tits recently it’s how the word Terrorism is wielded. In truth it always has done. Terrorism, if we take its literal meaning, and ignore its widely implied use by politicians and … Continue reading
I’ve been asking myself that one more than usual since I wrote this article, in which I linked the futile attitudes and beliefs that motivated the imbeciles who committed the Charlie Hebdo massacre to those who are actively trying to … Continue reading
What do the Charlie Hebdo killers and Ched Evans hounders have in common? Intolerance, and stupidity.
We live in interesting times, and this last week’s events have only served to reaffirm two central truths, namely that same people, too many people – okay me too – are now taking themselves and their beliefs too seriously, and … Continue reading