Seth Ferris

British PM has “Other Things On His Mind!”


In English law there is a strange and very expensive device known as the super-injunction. This goes beyond an ordinary injunction in one important respect: not only can no one discuss the issue the injuction concerns, but no one is even allowed to refer to its existence A number of prominent people (journa- lists, captains of industry have taken out these super-injunctions…

UK: Everyone Now Drowning in Enoch’s Rivers of Blood


The Prophet Enoch is a well-known figure in the Old Testament. Consequently his name has been popular as a personal name at certain periods, with parents of Jewish and Christian backgrounds naming their sons after him. The name never used to have any significance, except in reference to the biblical figure, other family members or some…

Facebook Still Banning Purported “Fake Sites” To Support US Fake Stories


Over the years there has been much discussion about organisations using social media for nefarious purposes. Political organisations have been caught subverting campaign finance rules by sending out social media ads through third party organisations, and sex workers regularly post “friend invitations” to accounts which have ended up on some…

Trade and Small Print Kills People, as the UK is About to Find Out


When the COVID-19 era is finally over, a lot of the infrastructure it has made obsolete will have to rebuilt, with very little money. As ever, we will be treated to dreams rather than substance. We will be told to forget about the small print and concentrate on the big picture, i.e. the ones the politicians want us to hear. We have been here before…

Boston Marathon Bomber May Claim Many More Victims in High Places


One of the advantages of liberal democracy is that there is a greater separation of powers in that system than a dictatorship, or the pseudo-democracies run by oligarchs behind the scenes, can ever have. Governments can be forced to answer to parliaments, even when they don’t want to, and judiciaries can act according…

Economists Will Still Murder Black People


Economists will argue for evermore about the best and most effective way to organise a monetary system, both locally and globally. Like the rest of the population, economists come in all shapes and sizes and political hues, so this can be expected. But some economic views are academically acceptable at a given time, others not. This would not…

Sinking Ships Deserting Rats Before They Are Eaten Away


We have all heard the phrase, “like rats deserting a sinking ship”. It signifies that when a cause is failing, the least committed members of it leave very quickly to protect themselves, leaving others behind to face the consequences. We do not often hear that “the sinking ship is deserting the rat.” But that is what we are seeing right now. One ship is the US Republican Party…

Race Crime Opens Up Third Front in “Never Ending Conflict”


The notorious serial killer Charles Manson was a fine salesman, very good at persuading people. According to the prosecutor at his trial, he persuaded his followers that there was going to be a race war between black and white people, which they would escape from by hiding in a hole in the ground…

Nostalgia for Sovereigns: The King is Dead, but Maybe New Ones on “the Horizon”


Even before this latest crisis began, there had been a distinct trend of people in democracies losing faith in their political systems. When this wave of disillusionment happened back in the 1920s and 30s, as the problems of the era overwhelmed liberal democratic structures, fascism or communism were seen as being the answer…

Brexit Timetable: The Cult Must Go On, For The Common Evil


Whenever someone has achieved pre-eminence in a field, people look for a successor. Boxing awaits the next Muhammad Ali, acting wants the next Laurence Olivier, car makers want the next Henry Ford, etc. But this also works the other way. No one wants to believe there will be a next Charles Manson, or Adolf Hitler, or Judas Iscariot. It is therefore very…

What’s Here Today Won’t Be Left To Be Gone Tomorrow!


With most of the world now in or near to lockdown due to Covid-19, and the intelligent spending their time in isolation reading this journal, people’s daily realities are changing. As we can all observe, expectations and priorities are changing as much as personal routines, and with them their perception of what the world was, and will be. As always in such situations…

When the Going Gets Tough, the US Runs to its Criminal Friends


Donald Trump’s consistent use of the term “Chinese Virus” when discussing Covid-19 has raised a few eyebrows. Having been locked down and had the foreseeable future taken away, the world has no choice but to defer to his leadership. But rather than leading the world, he leads a chosen part of it against another part of it in every speech…

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