“Genie, you’re free..”

“Suicide is for cowards” “I have no respect for anyone who takes their own life” Sitting at work after the news of Robin Williams death, these were not the reactions I expected. Amongst the pain stricken declarations of sorrow at this shocking and devastating news, were dabbles or idiotic naivety. “How could someone take their… Continue reading “Genie, you’re free..”

Rule, Britannia?

'I am proud to be British' they announce. As if Britishness had become a foreign concept- as if it something elitist to say 'I am British'. What does that even mean? To me it's just a nationality, written on a passport, attempting to define me. It really doesn't. The raucous claims of Britishness, the people behind… Continue reading Rule, Britannia?

Measurements

There's no peace, Not in this life Defined by body types and whether you have a gap between your thighs Success, written in the curvature of your arse - or chest - Measure me? Be my fucking guest. Do I meet the requirements? Have I passed the test? Too large, Doesn't fit the mould they… Continue reading Measurements

I Have a Dream

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." -Martin Luther King, 28th August 1963 We're in 1960s America. The jubilation is ecstatic. Waves of triumph electrify those once deadened… Continue reading I Have a Dream

Fairwell to the Fairground

Life isn't about fun and games, those ideals spoon fed to us as children, as teenagers, are nothing more than  candy floss coloured, E numbered up, sugar coated lies. "Eat up it's good for you" the smarter of us are reassured whilst we hold these spoon-fed lies in our mouths reluctant to swallow it down… Continue reading Fairwell to the Fairground

Freedom Is An Illusion

Sometimes it'd just be easier to eradicate the necessity of decision making. Remove freedom. Wipe the slate clean of guilt and second guessing and those formidable 'what ifs?'. To be pre-programmed, wired, robotic; emotionless. To drift through life carefree. Robotic-robust-mundane. ''Robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes'' - Richard Dawkins… Continue reading Freedom Is An Illusion

Vaingloriousness

"There's nothing wrong with an enlarged gap between rich and poor" Said a privately educated middle class university student.  An enlarged gap between rich and poor is evidence of the failings of society, politics and economics. The fucking failings of mankind. The urge to retaliate to this imbecility is insatiable, to name and shame, out… Continue reading Vaingloriousness

Welcome to the Jungle

The mistreatment of animals is a daily occurrence: something that is necessary to continue our selfishly homogeneous lifestyles. Animals are used on a daily basis for our own benefit: food, clothing, medicine, souvenirs and most of all for monetary profit. Basically the exploitation of animals aids our filthily greedy capitalist society. This 'profit' currently exceeds $10 billion… Continue reading Welcome to the Jungle

The Dawkins Delusion

Extract from Chapter 9 of The God Delusion (2006) by Richard Dawkins Once, in the question time after a lecture in Dublin, I was asked what I thought about the widely publicized cases of sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Ireland. I replied that, horrible as sexual abuse no doubt was, the damage was arguably less than… Continue reading The Dawkins Delusion

Social Apocalypse

I feel like all I write about are fucking paedophiles and shootings. Does this not just reiterate the fact that something radical- revolutionary- needs to be done to rectify these social problems? Society is decrepit, with hateful acts rotting away at it's score, seeping hate, disillusionment and resent. The stench is impenetrable. The cause lost. Where… Continue reading Social Apocalypse