The Great Reset: Humanity demands leaders walk while chewing gum in the 21st century

The criticism most often levelled at President Franklin D Roosevelt – President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945 – is that he did not tackle racism and inequality. Excuses are made that the Great Depression and then World War II were such serious issues that political capital and attention hadContinue reading “The Great Reset: Humanity demands leaders walk while chewing gum in the 21st century”

For A Moment Consider That Meghan Might Actually ‘Complete’ Harry Not ‘Contaminate’ Him

There is a subtext to the story revolving around Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that you probably would not recognise if you are a part of the dominant majority in society. You might not even recognise it if you are a part of a suppressed minority, especially if new to it through migration. I recogniseContinue reading “For A Moment Consider That Meghan Might Actually ‘Complete’ Harry Not ‘Contaminate’ Him”

Racial Prejudice and Bias: A matter of degrees

Bias and prejudice is expressed in varying degrees across society, and that makes combatting it challenging as detection is often problematic even for those it is directed against. Why is it that a salesperson treated you with condescension? Why was your application to rent a home rejected even though you are an executive in aContinue reading “Racial Prejudice and Bias: A matter of degrees”

Merit and Morals: WEF Davos Agenda Panel With Prof. Michael Sandel

Being on the other side of the Earth from the majority of partipants at the WEF Davos Agenda, I fell behind on the video feeds of their discussions. I combed through the remainder of talks the following week and I found very interesting this discussion between moderator Ngaire Woods and panellist Michael Sandel “Renewing TheContinue reading “Merit and Morals: WEF Davos Agenda Panel With Prof. Michael Sandel”

An Explanation of Black Lives Matter

To A Good Person Who Did Not Understand I have just had a conversation on social media with somebody who I have known since childhood, and who I know to be a lovely, and true and honest spirit. It was not just that conversation, however, that prompted me to publish my comments in full here.Continue reading “An Explanation of Black Lives Matter”

Nobody is Perfect: We men must keep trying

On the morning of Thursday 21 January 2021 in Australia I sat and watched transfixed on the television in awe as somebody spoke to and for all of humanity. That person described themself as “a skinny Black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother” who now knew it is possible that theyContinue reading “Nobody is Perfect: We men must keep trying”

Passion Over Climate Change At The WEF Agenda Summit

I have a Media Pass to “attend” the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda Summit taking place virtually at the present. I have viewed a great many of the panel discussions, but I have not witnessed as much emotion and passion as was on display on Wednesday (27/1/21) in the “Mobilizing Action on Climate Change (OptionContinue reading “Passion Over Climate Change At The WEF Agenda Summit”

On The Origin Of COVID-19 And The Trade Difficulties With China

I have steadfastly criticised and praised Governments and other actors in the COVID-19 pandemic when and where I felt it was due. I agree with China’s sensitivity over Western innuendo about the origin of the virus that causes COVID-19. I realise that many will immediately dismiss this on the basis of my friendship with Dr. ShiContinue reading “On The Origin Of COVID-19 And The Trade Difficulties With China”