Racism

The Past Speaks To The Present.

This is a propaganda or educational movie made by the US government in 1943. Even as the US joined the fight against the NAZIs, many in the US espoused a similar ideology. Since the rise of Trumpism, it has become acceptable for this hate and bigotry to reappear in Main …

Humour

The More Things Change …

  Back in the Seventies I discovered the cartoons of Ron Cobb, an American who moved to Australia. One of his cartoons has stuck with me, the image seemingly burned in to my brain. It encapsulates the mind set of those who will blindly follow whatever their leaders decree, as …

North Korea

Like Deja Vu All Over Again

I grew up during the Cold War and some of its hotter parts. I well remember the fear as a child of a nuclear war. The Doomsday Clock always seemed about to strike Midnight. I read Neville Shute’s “On The Beach” and it seemed less fiction than a portent of …

John Delury
North Korea

Quote Of The Day

“Trying to out-threaten North Korea is like trying to out-pray the Pope,” John Delury from Seoul’s Yonsei University.

North Korea

We’ve Been Here Before

Sinofar: Our powers grew out of a thousand years of war, out of hate, and fear, and the will to survive. Giroc:  We built destruction, weapons that your peoples have not yet dreamed of. Every passing year brought new ways to kill, and throughout the centuries the war raged across …