‘The Meta-Blog’ – Posts ‘1’ to ‘10’ (2019-2020)
The ‘Meta-Blog’, no.1, 1st June 2019:
The problem is that there's too much ‘information’, but not enough ‘facts’…
In this ‘hard-thought’ first post of my new blog (which doubles as the blog’a ‘About’ page) I concentrate on the reasons why I need a new blog. Spoiler alert! Many earnest members of the environment movement might find what follows objectionable!
The ‘Meta-Blog’, no.2, 12th June 2019:
‘All property is theft; all intellectual property, however, is mind control’
Trying to write a new piece on the iniquities of intellectual property law for the first time in ten years, I find my opinions on the matter have hardened somewhat
The ‘Meta-Blog’, no.3, 3rd July 2019:
“I am calling you from BT’s technical department...”
To ‘resist’ the rise of a machine-dominated world, that begins not in politics or economics, but in the way you manage your interaction with all technology: From which operating system you use; through to how you respond to cold callers through to the browser add-on you install to block all those exploitative extra downloads. And yes, “it’s difficult”. Truly though, that fact it is difficult is what ‘they’ are relying upon in order to defraud or manipulate you.
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’…
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.
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.
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.
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?
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”
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.
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