Thursday, 13 September 2018

Censorship In Moderation: The Fine Line Platforms Must Walk

Photo of Alex Jones - Infowars
Infowars serial liar, conspiracy theorist, and nutty guy Alex Jones is being de-platformed and needless to say, some people are going mad about it, complaining about censorship.

I flippin' well told you this would happen.

Are you easily offended? Jog on. I'm going to be downright offensive. Again.

Monday, 2 July 2018

Freedom of Speech: When Business And Conscience Collide

Me as a puppet, cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
I'm a believer in free and open speech on principle and I appreciate how problematic it can be to allow hateful speech to proliferate. While I've written many times about shutting people up, I've never taken the time to discuss compelled speech in detail. Well, tonight's the night. If you're easily offended, here's a picture of a cat. No holds will be barred.

Monday, 25 June 2018

Brexit Bites — And The Band Plays On

Cartoon of Britannia post Brexit by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
I could have called it "Brexiters on the fiddle while home burns," but it's actually legal and apparently sensible to (not really) move your money out of the country to offshore accounts post Brexit. As the reality begins to bite, I'm finding a disturbing disconnection between Brexiteer fantasy and on-the-ground reality. This is the state of play.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Will Trumpism Destroy America?

Caged kid, a cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
You may have heard some variant of “When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag and waving a cross,” at some point in your lifetime. I'm seeing it now in real time. The question is, can we stop it before it's too late?

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Kids In Cages: What Has Happened To America?

This is how the world sees the USA right now.
Let that sink in. How the hell did that happen??!

Sunday, 17 June 2018

How To Win The Culture Wars

GOP's image: cruel, indifferent, and uncaring, a cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft
American conservatism has taken so many hits in the last few decades that many people voted for Trump in an effort to reverse the gains of feminism, the LGBT movement, and people of colour. This is turning into a massive own goal as they further alienate their compatriots. Is there anything they could do to win people over? I have some ideas.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Ireland's 8th Amendment Repeal: Why Are They Celebrating?

Irish women celebrating 8th Amendment repeal
Photo by Max Rossi/Reuters
Yesterday's post has got a lot of hits because of its controversial subject. Even now, Irish women continue to celebrate the results of the referendum to repeal the amendment, which gave foetuses the right to protection under the law. Pro-lifers think it's ugly and this post is for them. I'm going to explain what it's all about.