One reviewer simplistically called it ‘ a rich allegory for a nation torn between past and future.’ Others glossed over its clear political undercurrent. Yet, in more ways than one, Tharlo is an allegory for courageous Tibetans, like Tseden himself. Many reviewers have labelled Tseden a pessimist, and he has also stated that he is… Continue reading Tharlo – a Mountainous Allegory of Tibet
Imagine the scenario, you’re shopping in your local supermarket and in walks a person dressed head to toe in a Klu Klux Klan or Nazi uniform. You ask them if they’re going to a fancy dress party and they say no. They are clearly a person who holds beliefs that are racist and hateful. You… Continue reading Is the Burkini Really Just ‘A Choice of Clothes’?
Disappointing to see the level of debate in Brexit reduced to one of Leave (racist old fogies) and Remain (pro-immigration, love and peace). Some sanity in the cacaphony of ‘rule and divide’ mainstream narratives. John Pilger on why the British said No to Europe The most effective propagandists of the “European ideal” have not been… Continue reading Beyond Leave and Remain…..
“Cultural struggles should not simply be: ‘I have my culture, you have yours, and we should understand each other.’ There are horrors at the heart of every culture. Like Walter Benjamin said: ‘There is no document of civilisation which is not at the same time a document of barbarism.’ The problem is how to confront… Continue reading Zizek on Culture, Migrants and the Left
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The opposite of masculine rape culture is masculine nurturance culture: men* increasing their capacity to nurture, and becoming whole. The Ghomeshi trial is back in the news, and it brings violent sexual assault back into people’s minds and daily conversations. Of course violence is wrong, even when the court system…
Fifty people were gunned down in a mass terrorist shooting in Orlando; USA. They were deliberately targeted by Muslim man, Omar Mateen, 29, because they were gay. Outrage and shock followed the shooting which has been described as one of the worst mass shootings in US history. I will leave the issue of the gun… Continue reading Selective Outrage: The Silence and Denial about Islamic Homophobia
Stunning poem by Kathleen Ossip. It could have been titled `’The Nature of Mind’/Tathagatagharba: Go It is a cube, it is red, it is mountainous, it is a bird of fire, it is the bones of the pelvis, it is a walnut, it is treasured. It is yellow Saturn wobbling in its orbit. It… Continue reading Poem for the Day: Go