Category Archives: Politics

The financial crisis

Just some thoughts on the Wall St financial crisis. Following the Second World War geo-politics became dominated by the Cold War between Communist and Capitalist ideologies. When the Cold War ended free-market capitalism was often seen as the victorious ideology and successive Governments in the US and around the world pursued free-market economic policies and [...]

Surely the Daily Telegraph…

…can’t be this dumb… can they? (Obviously they can be) I was looking for news coverage of the Swann/Costello debate and had to take this screenshot of the front page of the Daily Telegraph website. The banner which I’ve circled in blue is an attack on protesters who held up a sign but got the [...]

Rosa Parks passes away

American civil rights activist Rosa Parks has passed away in her home in Detroit. She died of natural causes. She was 92. Rosa Parks is credited with sparking the civil rights movement in the US when, in 1955, she refused to give up her seat on a public bus for a white man. Her act [...]

Our civil rights

Here is a random thought that I’ve been meaning to get off my chest. The Australian Government has introduced even tougher anti-terrorism laws. These laws further infringe on our civil rights. The Government claims that these infringements are justified because they protect them from terrorists. But let’s analyse this concept a little further… The Government [...]