Tag: argument

Stink Politics. You can't handle the truth - the demagogues in our midst

Still Thinking about… the demagogue

Beware the demagogue Oh yes my friend, you should beware the demagogue in our midst. Is that statement a little too self-evident? Why the emphasis on what amounts to a stock-standard character in any developed world society? A demagogue should be overtly and starkly obvious to even the most cursory investigation so why am i being so tedious? For this…

Edmund Burke evil triumphs if good men do nothing

Still Thinking about half-truth emails

Australia is considered a tolerant multi-cultural nation. There will always be those who are less tolerant, and who are not happy with the range of outcomes necessitated by a multi-cultural society. The Internet gives these people an avenue to spread their view of the universe, and quite often the message is more than a little  confused. Here’s an email received…


Not Good

Is there any point arguing while the house is burning down? The United States political arena is often held up as a shining example of robust, passionate debate about issues that count. A living example of how a country should be and how active involvement ensures that the ‘will of the people’ is enforced. Robust democratic debate or just soapbox…


Philosophical conundrums – Good

How can “good” be a conundrum? Surely all humans would agree on the basic basket of characteristics reflective of that which we consider “good”? But what about capital G “Good”…? How much can we agree on what is Good? (for simplicity, let’s stick to using “Good” with a capital “G” to designate our all-encompassing version of what is right and appropriate with the world, versus…