Tuesday, May 23

Homeopathy is bunkum

Susan Blackmore joins the chorus of voices against bogus medicine

Homeopathy is bunkum; the time and effort are not. And there's the rub. Please, please let's use NHS money to provide more time for doctors instead of treatments we know don't work.


Saturday, May 13

Pickled Politics update

Pickled Politics has taken the view that they should lump asian bigots into the same category as the likes of the BNP.

Interesting, and very positive - "the Asian Community" is not a single entity, but is as varied as the rest of us in politics, beliefs and sexuality.

Lets hope their influence spreads.

Pickled Politics was created to fill a void that Rohin and I felt and knew existed. It was a magazine, a platform, where we could rail against a system that needed re-examining. Other (media) spaces remain constrained either by vested interests or political correctness.

Let’s start from the beginning. We, as modern Britons, are fighting a metaphorical war on two fronts.

In one corner we have what you can call “the Asian community”. On a macro level it has become a closed system dominated by community leaders, so-called representatives, “race relations experts” and self-serving politicians. They are surrounded by a community of diverse people who remain largely unwilling to examine themselves critically because they are too busy being defensive.

On the other side there are the racists. But while racism has become a dirty word, even for the BNP, it has evolved into anti-immigration hysteria and Islamophobia. Like Hizb ut-Tahrir, the bigots have simply changed their words.

There is another way to look at this.

On one side stand all the bigots who hate, despise and look down on others based on their race, religion, caste, sexuality and nationality. And there are others who choose to reject that hatred. Whose side do you want to be on?