Thursday, 16 March 2017

Schrödinger's Freedom: Let The Feelz Decide What We Can Say

Me accused of bigotry, by Wendy Cockcroft
I've been banging on for some time about censorship and how it is applied, not just by governments setting limits on what we can or can't say or express, but by individuals and group enforcing their ideas of approved speech on the rest of us. The latter is a growing trend and even the most right-on libertarians fall into this, often without realising. Let's take a closer look.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

To Dream Again...

To Dream Again leaflet design by Wendy Cockcroft
Our annual church retreat is coming up and I've volunteered to design the welcome leaflet. The results of my artistic endeavour are available to view on my Behance profile but I'd like to talk about the title since it's close to my political heart.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

How Exceptionalism Destroys Democracy

Wendy Cockcroft
Exceptionalism is the overarching theme of the week so far. It's the engine that drives the hubris of the political pillocks whose misbegotten ideologies are making our lives a misery. It's gone into overdrive lately and I think it's time we had a look at it, then called it out for what it is. This is why.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Donald Trump Is The 45th President Of America. What Happens Now?

Donald Trump cartoon
Yesterday Donald Trump became the 45th president of the USA. Unpopular before he even starts, and already working on rolling back the Affordable Care Act, he's hit the ground running. Let's take a look at what's happening now.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

2017 - Fear, Uncertainty, And Doubt

Distorted photo of Wendy Cockcroft
The way we see each other

I wish you all a happy new year. May it be a prosperous one for all of us. Such sentiments are expected but already 2017 is turning into a nightmare, hence the photo. This is the view that many of us have of each other due to divisive see-saw politics and slanted news reports. Expect it to get worse. If 2016 is any kind of indicator, people are going to work harder for less and hate each other more. I'm hoping for a light at the end of the tunnel but I can't see it yet. Let's take a look back at 2016 to get an idea of where we're going this year.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

If Customers Aren't At The Heart Of Your Business, You Won't Remain In Business

Me typing at Christmas cartoon
'Tis the season to be hacked off. Tra la la flippin' la la la. They had one job: deliver two hampers to my family. They goofed it up. I could either use this post to shame them or to talk about how effective customer service can make mess-ups right. I might as well do both.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Anarchy Doesn't Scale: Pirates Fail To Form A Government In Iceland

In my last post on the subject of the Icelandic government I was looking forward to being proved wrong but alas, it is true: anarchy doesn't scale. You can't govern by committee. Government requires leadership and when that is absent decision-making becomes a convoluted process in which various factions must be appeased.