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Colonialism is the same everywhere

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A couple of days ago we watched the 2018 film ‘Black 47’. It tells about the Irish Famine through the story of one Irish returned soldier. He comes back from India (another British colony) after fighting for the ‘Empire’ only to find the preventable devastation brought on Ireland by the British colonisers and enforced by […]

Happy New Year — 2019!!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! May this new year be a year of common sense, compassion and fearlessness. May we learn to put kindness and warmth above all else. May the wrong people lose their power and the right people gain it. May we make a good start at looking after our planet and all that […]

We have to do better in the New Year & we can!

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That 4-million people in the UK are so poor they have to rely on food banks, says a lot about how little progress human society has made. The contrast between spending millions on football players, managers, on entertainment, on space programs, on proxy wars, on developing ever more sophisticated weaponry that can kill more people […]

The Con Job of Neoliberalism

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David Harvey — A Brief History of Neoliberalism. (p7)   “The freedoms [the neoliberal state] embodies reflect the interests of private property owners, businesses, multinational corporations, and financial capital.”   Of course we are told that one, we can all be private property owners and even business owners if we work hard enough and ‘have […]

I’m expecting the worst from DT now that he’s lost the Congress

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I’m a mental health professional, not a political analyst. Psychology is behind everything we do but there are times when a psychological perspective is especially helpful to make sense of politics. DT has Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). The core need for people with NPD, and the factor around which their entire existence revolves, is their […]

Our ‘blame the victim’ society

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The fact that a crappy, scary and abusive childhood leaves a lifelong mark on people, is well known to psychotherapists. But the world in general is still behind on this. We know the psychology and biology of trauma. We know it takes its toll on the body, on our development, our capacity to fulfil our […]

A current and sickening portrait of the Israeli ‘Left’.

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Monday morning blogpost (Thank you Revital Sella for drawing my attention to this video.) Those among my friends who understand Hebrew and who have a strong stomach, please have a look at the linked video. (Unfortunately, there are no subtitles and I don’t think this is by accident btw.) This is modern Israeli academia very […]

Survive or Thrive?

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Human experience in the personal as well as the public domains has shown that things usually have to get really bad before something can begin to change. Maybe Trump and what he and his supporters have unleashed is it. For me the struggle is always between two approaches to life. One is based on our […]

Bad people are predictable. It’s dishonest ‘nice’ people I worry about.

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24thSeptember 2018 Yesterday the British Labour party tweeted a little animated message in which they argue that there are 80,000 homeless families in the UK and at the same time there are 174,000 ‘holiday’ homes sitting empty for most of the year. They propose that if a second home owner paid a small tax every […]

2 x 27th Birthday & I am still here… (Trigger alert)

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**Please be aware that the following post could trigger you if you are an abuse victim. If you are an abuse victim, it is important that you get support and help from professionals who understand abuse and trauma and know how to handle it compassionately, safely and skilfully. Today is my 54th birthday, 2×27. Why […]