The delicate issue of how to reply to rightwing friends on Facebook -when unfriending means being trapped in a pool of those who think like you…

AM: Liberation struggle? Really? Which? A economic catastrophe already unfolded in Zimbabwe with power cuts at 15 hours per day? What planet are you living on mate? Have you any idea of the problems Zimbabweans face? Appears not. Please spare us this leftist nonsense. If any of you had any morality you’d go back to the…

Is Putin right to say this is the end of the era of liberalism? (and a great essay about our times (the ‘anthropocene’) from Mintpress)

4bJuly 2019. Last week, Russian premiere Vladimir Putin said the era of liberalism is over. He’s referring to the global culture which appears to demand everyone can do what whatever they want. There’s a whole lot to unpack there – its about freedom, individualism, the right to make dreams of riches come true. From free…

Statues of colonial military heroes defaced in South Africa

5 October 2018. Below, I’ve included a link to the Daily Mail article of today’s date, about  statues and memorials  being  defaced in South Africa. The photo above is particularly poignant, as it highlights the British colonial philosophy that the colonisers were humane people, bringing civilised values to a dark continent, here exemplified by concern…