We walked into our usual wine bar at the usual time to find, unusually, Sid (Buddha to everyone else) already there, devouring a bowl of rice pudding and looking like the cat that had cream on its rice pudding too! "This looks Om-inous, rice pudding means an enlightenment has occurred, what have you been up … Continue reading Is the Dalai Lama really a racist?
"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!
Why is “more” nearly always believed to be better than “less”? Sometimes this is a very practical question, such as whether taking more of a particular drug/medicine is more beneficial than taking less. For example if you have a blinding headache taking more and more paracetamol won’t do you a lot of good! On the … Continue reading I’ll probably be “no platformed “; A question of voting rights?
Epictetus, the Stoic philosopher, has always been a favourite of mine alongside Epicurus and Socrates. One of his lasting pronouncements was “Only the educated are free”, a phrase we originally used as the motto of our new primary education charity in Nepal back in 2007. We chose to set up an education based aid organisation … Continue reading Only the educated are free …… so stop moaning!
Political correctness is like a disease spreading around the world and is being used by authoritarian cultural marxists to silence the majority. Why do you let them?