or Double-Speak, And Why We Will Love Paying More Tax And/Or Otherwise Subsidising The Wealth-Rorters Politics, and rorting an economy – It’s a game of semantics, and the bastards are so brazen and cock-sure now, that they barely try to hide it. Double-speak is more rife than ever, and is being used like a hammer to overtly pound propaganda and disinformation into the heads of the dumbed-down, confused, sedated, and easily-distracted masses. Insulting enough; but so much worse due to the pathetic quality of the language used, and worse again because the brainless media and consumers thereof simply gobble it all up, … Continue reading This Week In Double-Speak (#1)
“If you’ve got nothing to hide, then you have no reason to be concerned…” A mantra for blind sheep… Just. Don’t. Say. It. My vocalised response may be hazardous to your hearing. Yours, Wick Burner Continue reading Phrases That Make Me Scream #1
Here are 13 reasons why I’m not actually a ‘writer’ of any description: I haven’t written anything ‘worthy’, thus far I haven’t provided sexual favours to a publisher I don’t write often enough I write what I want, when I want, and am my own biggest fan I write in the form of a ‘blog’ – and nobody but bloggers take bloggers seriously. And even then… I also write in the form of ‘tweets’ – and my tweets are at a whole other level that people just don’t understand because I am operating at a whole other level (i.e., I … Continue reading Why I Am A Bad Writer
Almost every time I see or hear a politician in an interview, I can be heard screaming “Answer the damn question!” Same goes for business leaders, bureaucrats, CEO’s, media ‘personalities’, company spokespersons, and all the other time-wasters and obfuscators who refuse to participate in any variety of ‘plain talking’. Seems everyone is too scared to just simply speak the truth. Covering the backside has taken priority over facts and real information. And I blame most, if not all, of the world’s ills on this apparent inability to just. answer. a. question. I could rattle off pages of the ills I speak … Continue reading Answer The Damn Question!
Recent days have seen a widespread outpouring of concern for refugees fleeing the broken country that was once Syria. I suppose this is positive, in some way, that now there is a focus on the plight of nearly 12 million displaced individuals. There is now broader awareness of the fact that over 220,000 people have died in the conflict, and that almost one and a half million people have been injured [See: http://syriasurvey.aa.com.tr/%5D. And, of course, we are now preparing to aim more bombers in the general direction of the Daesh ‘death cult’ that has infiltrated Syria from Iraq. There’s … Continue reading Better Late? (My Little Syria Rant)
I’ve been writing a few little fit-in-a-tweet poems, and thought I’d share them with the better half of my social media world (yes, you, reading this right now). Because I am such a tech guru (!), I’m ’embedding’ them here (WOW, I know, right?). Well, I’ll try anyway. If it doesn’t work as planned, I’ll hastily edit to replace with screenshots… Apologies in advance if I fuck it up and you’re one of the ripped-off early readers who sees a half-arsed shemozzle of a post. [EDIT: As predicted, I fucked it up, so I tried 5,000 different things, and now it finally … Continue reading Some Tweet Poetry