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Category Archives: privacy
Is Trump our first female president?
My essay is inspired by Toni Morrison’s claim that Bill Clinton was the first black President[i] and Adrienne Rich’s essay Women and Honor: Some Notes on Lying (1975).[ii] I came to her work to understand Donald’s Trump lying. We often … Continue reading
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To salvage his presidency Trump must defeat himself to escape the wilderness of mirrors
Rick Wilson has written something that every member of the Trump White House, including Trump, needs to read. They need to read this if they want to salvage Trump’s presidency. Unlike Mr Wilson, I believe that the Trump presidency can … Continue reading
Posted in Government, philosophy, privacy, statesmanship Tagged Donald Trump, White House, United States Department of State, Fox News Channel, Rick Wilson Comments Off on To salvage his presidency Trump must defeat himself to escape the wilderness of mirrors
Why Scarlett Johansson does not understand Ivanka Trump’s public silence
In a recent interview, Scarlett Johansson criticized Ivanka Trump. She said that Ivanka’s failure to challenge her father’s public betrayed her claims to be an advocate for women. In response, Ivanka explained that her influence was hidden from the public. … Continue reading
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Trump is only a symptom; he is not the problem.
We are outraged at Donald Trump’s private remarks. He spoke of his attempt to seduce a married woman. In his crude language, he said he tried to fornicate with her or at least make clear his intention to do so … Continue reading
Posted in Government, philosophy, privacy, public opinion, statesmanship Tagged Barack Obama, desire, Donald Trump, eros, Republican Party United States, Rudy Giuliani, tyrant Comments Off on Trump is only a symptom; he is not the problem.
Incest and tyranny, Trump fits a pattern
Incest is an abuse of power. The incest, though, is more than physical abuse as it can include emotional or psychological elements. From ancient times, incest was shunned for its effect on the family and more widely on society. For … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, corruption, justice, philosophy, privacy, public opinion Tagged Aristotle, Athens, election 2016, Harmodius and Aristogeiton, Trump, tyranny 1 Comment
A commentary on Zizek: either stop talking or stop thinking
In the immediate aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris, Slavoj Zizek wrote a column for the Guardian. Hs purported goal was to help us, the West, think about or even think through the shootings. One imagines that he … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, corruption, philosophy, privacy, public opinion Tagged benjamin, Charlie Hebdo, fundamentalism, Islam, islamo-fascist, zizek 2 Comments
Who believes that no one ever looks the other way when abuse occurs?
We are told that various public figures, such as Edward Heath, could not have committed any of the crimes as they were surrounded with security. The police or security forces were present so such behaviour could not occur. If the … Continue reading
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Neither Apple nor Mr Graham are Spartans, a response to Mr Graham
On 22 February, Robert Graham posted on his blog in response to a Tweet by Professor Orin Kerr. If you were a crime victim and key evidence was on suspect’s phone, would you want govt to search phone w/ warrant? … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, Government, justice, philosophy, privacy, statesmanship, surveillance Tagged All Writs Act, Antonin Scalia, Barack Obama, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Search warrant Comments Off on Neither Apple nor Mr Graham are Spartans, a response to Mr Graham
Jenny Jones, the MPS, and the search for better records management
On 8 January, the Guardian reported a claim by a police whistle blower that the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) had shredded documents illegally. The documents were reports on Jenny Jones who is a Green life peer which were held by … Continue reading
Lord Bramell’s apology: A response to Matthew Scott
On his blog, Mr Scott asks and answers two questions. Should the Metropolitan Police now apologise to Lord Bramall? What will happen to the main witness, “Nick”, if the police come to regard his evidence as unbelievable? The questions show … Continue reading
Posted in justice, privacy, public opinion Tagged Bar council, Barrister, exaro, justice, Op Midland, Rule of law 7 Comments