Category Archives: Segue

A detour into stuff that isn’t what I normally write about.

The Press is most unhappy with the ANC

Three articles fiercely critical of the ANC and pointing out its failures and problems appeared on the news today. One in the Daily Maverick, two on News24. Go and read them. In the Daily Maverick, Ismail Lagardien’s article The ANC … Continue reading

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Qui custodiet ipsos custodites, power, and corruption

Yesterday, I saw the news that Australian Catholic Cardinal George Pell’s conviction for sexually assaulting a minor has been voided. The Catholic Church has been embroiled in scandal for a very long time. Years ago it was revealed that priests … Continue reading

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It begins

The Lockdown is underway, South Africa has had its first coronavirus death, and things are feeling surreal. Today I drove to the shops to buy my weekly groceries. It was shortly before 9, yet very few cars were on the … Continue reading

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On the culture of the ANC

This was intended as a letter to the Press. Due to problems on a website, I was unable to submit it. I submit it here for your consideration. I intended to respond to comments made by South African President Cyril … Continue reading

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Breaking Star Wars Part 4 – From the Force to the Farce

Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. Part 3 is here. Last week, I finally saw The Rise of Skywalker. It was what the Disney Trilogy should have been from the beginning – a rollicking, entertaining romp. It also … Continue reading

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A few words on bullying

I’m a subscriber to George Takei’s Facebook Page. Last week, there was a post about a woman who confronted her son’s bully. I commented in support of her, mentioning that I’d developed mild PTSD from being bullied. Most responses to … Continue reading

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Climate Change Denial is now pseudoscience

Denying the basic existence of climate change is no longer a credible position. — Whit Ayres, Republican Political Consultant It is way past the time that Climate Change Denial can be taken seriously. September was the warmest month since records … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of Robert Mugabe

“The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones.” ― Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare. Note: this blogpost has been edited. Yesterday I was driving when over the radio came the news that … Continue reading

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The Pushback against Science Denialism begins

Since the start of the year, we have seen numerous issues brought about through pseudoscience, and science denialism. Right now, Europe is sweltering under the worst heatwave in recorded history. In the US, the number of measles cases is higher … Continue reading

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Lessons from World War 2

A few days ago was the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. Troops from over a dozen nations stormed beaches in Normandy to liberate Mainland Europe from Nazi domination. Less than a year later, VE Day was declared. Last year, … Continue reading

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