God, Harry and St George. Part 5

This is last, part 5, of a 5 part series. George Lakoff’s ‘Strict Father‘ In ‘Don’t think of an Elephant‘ and ‘The Political Mind’, Lakoff attempts to describe the link between our values, what they are based in, and our political views. To do that...

God, Harry and St George. Part 4

This is part 4 of a 5 part series Umberto Eco – Ur–Fascism Josh Jones writes: “While Eco is firm in claiming “There was only one Nazism,” he says, “the fascist game can be played in many forms, and the name of the game does not change.” Eco reduces the...

God, Harry and St George. part 3

This is part 3 of a 5 part series Theodore Adorno – The Authoritarian Personality The following is a series of questions from Adorno’s Authoritarian personality test, you can take it here : https://www.anesi.com/fscale.htm. There are limitations with tests of this...
God, Harry and St George. Part 2

God, Harry and St George. Part 2

This is part 2 of a 5 part series Orwell on Nationalism The far-right are increasing their reach and winning the hearts and minds of ay people across the globe. John Feffer provides a neat outline of why and what we might say in opposition to it. His key message is...
The Flag.

The Flag.

Sunset The cloth flutters on its post in the evening breeze high above the gathered heads below. The waning rays of a hot tropical sun illuminate the patchwork of blue, red and white from behind, bestowing upon it a strange spiritual form in contradistinction to its...
Class War

Class War

The Continuing Relevance of Social Class Having read yet another piece by Graham Scambler, the relevance of social class for understanding contemporary society is, in my view, reinforced. Graham very helpfully set out his set of premises with which I have long agreed...
Ecojustice for Sustainability

Ecojustice for Sustainability

Rebecca Martusewicz wrote:   “I work to engage students in critical cultural-ecological analyses of the roots of current social and ecological crises.  I have been actively engaged in learning with Detroit and other grassroots activists for over ten years in projects...
Socio-Political Awareness

Socio-Political Awareness

Socio-Political Awareness is a key aspect of knowledge for nurses and other health care professionals. Photo by swapnil-dwivedi-Bwbq9_AuZ7c-unsplash.jpg “For the remainder of this century, the most worthy goal that nurses can select is that of arousing their...
Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion

Roger Hallam, co founder of ER, sets out the position. Watch this video. In short, he argues that the science suggests that the climate emergency will create food shortages which will usher in social collapse. The global economic system is destroying itself because it...