Category Archives: Conflict Processes

Systematic step by step disciplined processes for conflict handling

The Murdoch Virus

I was today discussing the psychological problems that seem to be infecting the world, and I wondered if the world was suffering from a mental virus I call the Murdoch Virus. Murdoch started off poisoning Australian public life, and the … Continue reading

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Orwell versus Huxley: John Lanchester

Good piece in UK Financial Times: insightful Orwell v Huxley: whose dystopia are we living in today? John Lanchester on how Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four capture the age of Facebook and Trump  The modern world looks to many … Continue reading

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Ideology

Someone recently asked me what Ideology I followed, I replied: “We had to choose a word for an English essay when I was about 15 and I chose ideology as my word and defined it I recall “as a way … Continue reading

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Progressive Ideas Vacuum

You would think that with authoritarian plutocrat-corrupted bigoted populists winning elections in Brazil, in the US, in Russia, in Europe, in the Philippines, wherever, you would think progressives would be doing deep thinking as to why this is happening. You … Continue reading

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Political Equation

Outrage + Activism – Strategy = Defeat + Cynicism Author of this blog with reference to Trump’s America and the reactions to it, especially from the Democratic Party

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Human Folly

“It may be a sign of advancing age on my part, but I have come to believe that there is no stupidity of which we are incapable.” Martin Wolf on Reddit and in UK Financial Times

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Politics as Entertainment

I sometimes wonder if politics hasn’t become simply infotainment, a branch of the entertainment industry; while the Plutocracy go about their tax cutting, government cutting, planet destroying sociopathic business. Trump pretends to be a fascist and the Dems pretend to … Continue reading

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