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She walked near the meadow alone, her pen tucked
Neatly behind her ear,
Her inner timer set to ‘soon’. Along the garden path, 93 more words

Don't like what you see? - A review of Season Three of Black Mirror

“The future is not a blank page; and neither is it an open book.” – Lewis Mumford


When the daily news takes on a particularly grim sheen it can be oddly comforting to seek the escapism provided by dystopian science fiction.

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IG: Instant gratification 

We celebrate every moment. Back in the day, there was no time to stop and take stock. Freedom came with a lot of free time. Small achievements feel like lifetime victories. 77 more words

Well...that happened - reflections on a joke

The guileless word is folly. A smooth forehead

Suggests insensitivity. The man who laughs

Has simply not yet had

The terrible news.

– Brecht (“To Those Born Later”)

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Understanding Fascism - making sense of dark times

“No other method exists for acquiring knowledge about the human heart than the study of history coupled with experience of life, in such a way that the two throw light upon each other.

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And the technophiles scramble...

“You still have to learn the ABC.

The ABC says:

They will get you down.”

– Bertolt Brecht


The folksinger Woody Guthrie was known for putting the words “This Machine Kills Fascists” on his guitars.

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A Pessimistic Resolution

Every new year brings with it the promise of a fresh start, the promise that this year, unlike last year, we can finally get things right. 1,378 more words