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This page lists the blog posts for the year 2020. Most posts are available as both HTML (web) pages and A4 PDF files you can download.

The blog posts are listed below in reverse chronological order (most recent first).

December 2020

The ‘Meta-Blog’, no.11, 30th December 2020:

What was your ‘2020 Vision’?

In the endless picking-over of the events of 2020, now and in the future, how many will care to inspect their past tendency to always project a rosy future irrespective of its demonstrable flaws?

Click here to download the PDF version.

The ‘Meta-Blog’, no.10, 3rd December 2020:

Retail & services are collapsing; well, it would have happened soon anyway

People are mourning the loss of their ‘normal’ life – the truth is that ‘consumerism’ is no longer a viable lifestyle, and never really was.

Click here to download the PDF version.

Click here to go direct to the YouTube video.

The ‘Meta-Blog’, no.9, 1st December 2020:

‘My Resignation’; or, ‘Long Walks & Anarcho-Primitivism’

“I am writing to inform you that as of the end of 2020, I am resigning my position with the environmental movement”

Click here to download the PDF version.

October 2020

The ‘Meta-Blog’, no.8, 6th October 2020:

Boris bullshits the greens (again); and they swallow it (again!)

Just because something sounds nice and positive doesn’t mean it actually is; and with this government, that’s seemingly guaranteed – especially where it concerns the environment. Why do highly-paid green campaigners, working for the groups who claim to represent the ‘public interest’, keep pliantly falling for the bullshit rather than calling it out?

Click here to download the PDF version.

May 2020

The ‘Meta-Blog’, no.7, 29th May 2020:

Thermal insulation? Yes, you can have too much of a good thing

“We just need houses to be more efficient”, I was told. That’s the problem with people who make (or is it, repeat?) simplistic statements. To make successful change within the world around us, first understand the limits to the changes that you want to enact.

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The ‘Meta-Blog’, no.6, 18th May 2020:

Cooking scones with The Prodigy; or, why do climate campaigners not understand logical fallacies?

Some may not find this recipe tasteful, but then again, that’s the problem we face generally with ‘mainstream activism’ right now.

Click here to download the PDF version.

The ‘Meta-Blog’, no.5, 1st May 2020:

‘Planet of the Humans’: A (long-form) review of… the reviews.

I saw ‘Planet of the Humans’ when Michael Moore released it on YouTube: The anticipated Cat.5 storm arrived right on time.

Click here to download the PDF version.

April 2020

The ‘Meta-Blog’, no.4, 16th April 2020:

“Lockdown and Liberation”: A Study in Lifestyles and Systemic Resilience.

Everyone’s moaning about the lockdown being “an end” to everything – be that lives, jobs, or civil liberties. I certainly do not feel that. I think it’s a chance for a review of ‘where we’re at’…

Click here to download the PDF version.