Archive for the tag "Rights of Man"
About 300 years ago, like a smouldering kapok pillow, a massive revolution began its slow burn. A scientific revolution. A social political revolution led by great minds. Newton, Spinoza, Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, d’Alembert, Montesquieu. Hume. Robert Burns. Thomas Payne. The Age of Enlightenment surged on and rational, egalitarian thought swept everything from its path. Except religion, of course. You’ve got to give […]
Posted: 27 August, 2013 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, History, Life, politics and government, Religion, values.
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So in the Cimitière Montmartre I found one of my heroes. Émile Zola That is to say, I found the memorial. He is interred at the Panthéon. Why a hero? Amongst his many writings Emile Zola wrote this, which is as relevant today in our political discourse and climate as it was almost […]
Posted: 14 June, 2012 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, History, Iraq, legal, Literature, politics and government, Racism, values.
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John Howard is against a Bill of Rights and that’s enough for us. The little shit has always been so wrong that anything he is against is certain to be right
Posted: 27 August, 2009 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Guantanamo/Hicks, History, politics and government, US Politics.
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