Monday, 7 May 2018

Where Does The Incel Movement Come From?

Incel, a cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
Tonight I'm going to tackle incels. If you're easily triggered or offended, hit the back button; the snark is strong with this one, hence the pic of the be-moobed monstrosity.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

How The Internet Can Help Or Hinder Hate Speech

Cartoon of Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
I've been called all sorts of names over my stances on freedom of speech and on the issues that are important to me. Basically, I believe in personal freedom. However, this freedom ends where other people's freedoms begin, which is why we're forever debating it. Some new items have come up which help shed light on the complexity of this debate, which I'm going to discuss tonight.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Brexit Isn't Working — Let's Bomb Syria!

Theresa May Trump T-shirt look over there cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
Our Glorious Leaders have decided in their infinite wisdom that using chemical weapons is Very Bad And Must Be Stopped so they've bombed Syria. I don't remember them doing that to Saddam Hussein until after he stopped using petrodollars to deal in Iraq's oil. Whatever ultimately precipitated that disaster it's apparent to me that wars in the Middle East have two purposes and neither have net benefits for We the People.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

If The Future Of Work Is Changing, How Can We Prepare For The Financial Impact?

Look, the world is changing around us whether we like it or not. Automation is increasing and jobs are decreasing, particularly in manufacturing. We need a plan for dealing with the consequences, but what will it be? It's time to have a serious discussion about how we're going to make the future work for us — or be run over by it.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Do You Really Think For Yourself?

Cartoon me at keyboard by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
One of the funniest incidents I've ever experienced is that time in the Techdirt comments when a right-wing zealot spat out a load of US Republican party (GOP - Grand Old Party) talking points, then added, "Think for yourself!" I nearly fell off my chair laughing. But it got me thinking...

Friday, 12 January 2018

Predator Shaming: Where Due Process Rights Go To Die

Rape Culture icon by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
I'm a communitarian conservative with a fair amount of sympathy for some progressive positions. That said, this blog post is going to offend someone one way or another so if you're likely to be triggered, etc., hit the back button and look at pictures of adorable kitties instead.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Happy New Year 2018: My Hopes And Fears For The Year Ahead

2018: 2017 summed up
Last year I wrote thirty nine posts, twenty two of which were about Brexit, twenty three featured US president Donald Trump, nine were about freedom of speech, and the rest were about a mixed bag of issues that caught my attention. Let's take a trip down memory lane and see if any of my predictions came true.