Whistle and die

Many are not aware of what happens to whistle blowers in the NHS. This is not going to be a lecture on the topic. What you get are links to Peter Duffy’s books – which you can find and read (or not) at your own cost. Oh yes – what happened to him exemplifies what … Read more

The Belmarsh Tribunal

No – it is not a Tribunal at HMP Belmarsh, in the UK. It is about what’s going on against one person at HMP Belmarsh. The Tribunal is at Washington DC.  DC? Democratic Capital – and you ought to focus on the meaning of ‘democratic’ and ‘democracy’. Now would be a good time to discover … Read more

Freedom rang but did not reign

It probably goes with out saying that ‘these are very troubled times’. I stare into the abyss. Oh dear – I risk being diagnosed again! All existentialists are to be diagnosed with some mental disorder, I imagine. This is the way of the world today. And yes – mental ‘health’ diagnoses are about ‘your liberty’! … Read more

What people thought – the last year.

In the last year I’ve had two most-trusted people reveal contact details for me to third parties without my prior consent. How did this happen: Person A: “thought” that I wouldn’t mind as person X was so trusted by them, a professional and a trustworthy person. Person B: “thought” that person Y was my “good … Read more

Thought for tomorrow

“Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites, — in proportion as their love to justice is above their rapacity, — in proportion as their soundness and sobriety of understanding is above their vanity and presumption, — in proportion as they are more … Read more

Can ‘robots’ acquire human rights?

This issue is explored extensively in certain Sci-Fi movies – and immediately many will have clicked on some other link, ruled by System 1 thinking. Those blessed with an innate or acquired portion of System 2 thinking may stay on a bit longer. Sci-Fi is only a stage upon which we can explore issues that … Read more