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.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Brexit: Leavers Bank On "Democracy," EU, To Make It Work.

Brexit Britannia, a Wendy Cockcroft cartoon for On t'Internet
If there was ever a reason to attempt the reversal of the Brexit process it's the fact that Leavers utterly refuse to take responsibility for the mess they've made. This is a problem across the political spectrum in which ideological dogma rules the roost. Is there anything we can do about it?

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Rape Culture: Where The Left Lets Us Down

Rape Culture graphic by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
In my last post I pointed out that rape culture is a patriarchal problem and that the Right, which claims to uphold traditional values, is dreadfully hypocritical, to say the least. But is the left any better? Trigger warning: Go read something else if you're easily offended; the snark is strong with this one.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Rape Culture: What Can We Do To Stamp It out?

Cartoon of Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
Following the revelations about disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, sex abuse victims are coming out of the shadows to tell their stories and as a result, more bad guys are going down. Can we talk about this?

Warning: I don't pull my punches so if you're easily offended, get off my lawn blog.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Brexit Is A Disaster: Let's Stop It Now

Brexit farce, a cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
Law expert Jo Maugham QC has got hold of a report from the Treasury, and it makes for sobering reading. Basically, if we're stuck on WTO (world trade organisation) rules, we're screwed. This contradicts the right-wing position that we'd be fine and shouldn't worry our pretty little heads about it. Given this, shouldn't we be putting the brakes on and trying to reverse Brexit? It's not that simple.