I’ve chosen this quote from George Orwell as it seems so relevant today, despite him having written it more than 60 years ago. I suppose it emerged from his famous novel “1984” and his many essays in which he said: “Almost certainly we are moving into an age of totalitarian dictatorships – an age in … Continue reading Significant Quotations #4 Freedom of Speech a Deadly Sin?
"Sticks and stones will break my bones .... but your words they really offend me!" "Namaste mero saati" said Buddha on entering the wine bar and settling down on a settee, legs tucked under him. "Namaste Sid, sanchay cha, baat kanna bhayo?" replied Dr C. "Come on you two, drop the Nepali we all know … Continue reading Buddha & Voltaire discuss political correctness in a wine bar!
Is the dystopian nightmare of Orwell’s 1984 upon us? Thought Police, Newspeak, can both be interpreted as already existing in Brexit Britain.
Did anyone read about the young man who has been thrown off his postgraduate degree course at Halam University, Sheffield, UK? He is Felix Ngole, studying Social Welfare, and a devout Christian who put forward the Biblical view on same sex marriage on Facebook. A couple of days later I decided to delete all of my … Continue reading Why I deleted all my social media accounts