"Diogenes the Cynic" lived some 2,400 years ago. In the subsequent centuries 'Cynicism' got a bad name precisely because it sought to challenge the pronouncements of society's dominant culture in a satirical manner. The ideal Cynic evangelises, as the watchdog of humanity, duty bound to show those involved in the popular debate the error of their ways.
This blog seeks to maintain that 'cynical' spirit through the critical use of imagery, distorting visual concepts and metaphors, to show the true sense of issues in contemporary social and political debates.


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Diogenes' Lamp – 2018 posts index

inc image Pink elephants flying over Battersea...

24/05/2018

"More signs emerge of an impending crash in the London property development market"

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inc image The techniques of Cambridge Analytica are now standard online practise

14/05/2018

"Come and play with us, forever and ever..."

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inc image Donald Trump joins in 'World Naked Gardening Day'!

04/05/2018

"This is going to be the greatest day's gardening ever. I mean, we've got the best gardens, and the best nakedness. And we're going to grab those plants... and we'll pull, and we'll keep pulling. As I said before, you've just got to grab 'em by the stem really hard and keep pulling."

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inc image "Welcome to the Plastiscene"

25/04/2018

Morph and Chas celebrate as a 'New Geological Era' begins!

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inc image #killerrobots

18/04/2018

"Ready or not, here we come!"

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inc image Happy 1-year till Brexit!

29/03/2018

"There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever."

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inc image Carillion's 'Alleged' Bankruptcy

16/01/2018

"So you're telling me that most of the money Carillion owes didn't exist until the banks created it, and so they haven't really lost it, and yet thousands of people will lose their jobs and suffer because 'we' believe that the money existed?"

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