We live in a society riven by forms of abuse, abuses of power, financial abuses, war crimes and political deceit. In this climate sexual abuse is only an extreme example of the fundamental sickness in our society. We refuse to see ourselves as capable of harm, or culpable, yet we cause harm every day.
The potential release of Jon Venables is predictably accompanied by much wailing about how he is unfit for society. Perhaps he is, I do not know - but then, the vast majority of those who are wailing do not know either, they just love to wail. For me there is a crucial point here that... Continue Reading →
Sell me sell me sell me A bottle of acti-freeze small wrap of nullity upper-shelf magazine Sell me sell me sell me an MP3 a new TV something glossy but essentially empty Sell me sell me sell me first person shooter new gaming computer smartphone commuter Sell me sell me sell me intellectual pornography... Continue Reading →
A series has been showing on Channel 4 (also on 4oD) called 'Sex, Death and the meaning of life'. I've been slow to get round to watching it but finally have. In episode one we learn something surprising. Over the last 40 years, incidents of rape have declined by 80%. Incidence of domestic violence and... Continue Reading →
We dig the soil and invent the value of gold and oil Plunge the seas find a place to excrete and fish to eat Fell trees to create benches where we can sit to catch our breath We look look closer look right in But see only our own seeing create patterns which fulfil our... Continue Reading →