#45 On Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour

Dear Mat, You’ve triggered me. It surely won’t surprise you that citing Jesus as an ethical exemplar does nothing for me. “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Cesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.” Nought. Jesus offers spiritual balms for the dispossessed. For the powerful he offers a free pass. Worked OK for industrial capitalism, I admit,…
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#43 On guilt

Dear Mat, Conspiracy theorists miss a trick by alleging clandestine operations by shadowy cabals of powerful men who secretly run the world. They could simply point out the cabal of powerful men who openly run the world. Genuine, secret conspiracies occasionally happen as well. The CIA really did murder black leaders in the 1960s for COINTELPRO. But…
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The irony of the ironic

The way the media talks about politics is with a sort of open irony. No one consider’s the Minister’s comments in sincere terms, but in how they will likely “play with the electorate”, the very electorate watching the analysis, who are presumably also aware of this layer of irony. Or are they? Is this the real irony,…
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