• Commented on The prospects of the Space and Freedom Party reconsidered in light of the crisis of 21st century capitalism
    Have just finished reading Ken MacLeod's excellent "Descent", and not wanting to put any spoilers in, it comes up with some interesting ideas. Particularly about what happens when the tax havens are closed/cracked open and the plutocrat's stored bounty is...
  • Commented on PSA: Why there won't be a third book in the Halting State trilogy
    The whole devolution of multi-national entities like the UK within a larger supranational organisation is interesting. If the EU didn't exist, do you think Scotland would go its own way? Also, if Scotland is notionally socialist (or centre-left), and has...
  • Commented on On Syria
    If Russia under Czar Vladimir Putin does decide to get more involved, it could become a very painful proxy war for the west. The Russians are concerned at the fall of previous allied states in the region - and the...
  • Commented on Changing my mind on nuclear disarmament
    Interesting the comment (way back up) that without a big aircraft carrier or nuclear deterrent, the UK is just another big country in Europe. Isn't that what it is/all it is? How does spending a fortune on a military asset...
  • Commented on Dragged kicking and screaming into the 19th century
    The Catholic Church - like any church is nothing exceptional - just another form of government. Or possibly a cult (with beliefs equally as ridiculous as the Scientologists) thats been around longer, so we've all grown up with/gotten used to...
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