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...
God, Harry and St George? Part 1

God, Harry and St George? Part 1

This part 1 of a 5 part series. How do you feel…?   When Nigel Farage talks about ‘picking up a rifle’ if Brexit is not delivered, do you cheer along with his audience? When the Queen is on the telly, do you feel a surge of emotion, of patriotic pride? When you see...
The Old Lie 2

The Old Lie 2

On wavers of flags and shrouds. (Photo by Matt Briney on Unsplash) It feels as if this ‘blessed plot, this realm’, this encrusted blood soaked earth, is being shaken from beneath my feet. Those who are doing the undermining, appear to me as wide eyed frothing mouthed...
The Old Lie

The Old Lie

Tomorrow I will be wearing these medals given to my Grandfather, Thomas Goodman. They only came to light a few years ago. I wear them for his memory, but not to support the Imperial folly that was the 1914-18 murder. The memory invoked by the black and white imagery...