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Can ‘WE SUPPORT UKRAINE’ indirectly perpetuate the war through threats? Does it mean support for NATO? Does it mean support to relieve the suffering in Ukraine? Does it mean accepting refugees? With names of 15 aid organisations working in Ukraine

The Russian army war against Ukraine has been running for 250 days. (31 October 2022). What is our response?

Dangers of a Passive Response to the war in Ukraine. Continue reading 



The Dissolution of Political Truth. The Corruption of Democracy

We find ourselves unable to recognise the truth of a situation and respond wisely to it. Some settle for multiple perspectives or cannot make up their rather than inquire  into a major issue and engage with others for change. We hear with alarming frequency different views. People say there are: Continue reading 



Do You Have The Right To Be Angry?

A word, such as anger, gains its meaning through agreement and through the circumstances of its application. A word does not possess an inherent meaning.

For example, I hate you can express an intense dislike, a rage against another or against a group of people. Continue reading 



Aged 20, I bought my first Bob Dylan album in 1964. Freewheelin Bob Dylan. Here are links to five favourite songs on this album. Plus background.

BACKGROUND

I first heard songs of 22-year-old Bob Dylan on BBC Radio in 1963. At that time, music critics described his voice as having a nasal twang.

The lyrics of several of the songs he penned captured my imagination. Outside of folk music, most songs focussed on personal relationships. Continue reading 



I feel some small measure of Empathy for the Non-Violent Protesters on Capitol Hill, Washington DC last week

Updated 17 January 2021

Last Wednesday evening ( 6 January 2021), I clicked on the CNN channel giving unbroken news coverage to the protests at Capitol Hill, which had the unqualified support of President Trump. For the next hour, I watched the drama unfold and then switched off the TV. Tens of thousands of Trump supporters stayed outside the government building  while a few hundred enraged supporters stormed into the corridors and centres of power.

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