Issues : Ideology : Irreverence


We all have issues. Like I have an issue with my neighbour’s cat crapping on my flower bed. But they are nothing like as dangerous as red herrings packaged as big issues that distract us from the challenges that seriously threaten us. Behind every big issue hides a little agenda, sold to the gullible by those on the take.


Since, rather like big issues, ideology lives in the abstract as ideas and beliefs that can’t really be proved but generate great feeling, it disguises a multitude of sins. There must be a sound ideology that knows its place, just like there is sound philosophy and theory, but mostly it’s the unsound which attracts us.


The one thing those pedalling fake issues and ideology demand to hide nefarious dealings is respect, reinforced at gun or punishment point, which is why a healthy society meets issues and ideology with blanket irreverence, each to his own. The sound gets on with its job and takes no offence, the unsound goes crazy.


Dirty Work At The Crossroads

Every four years America, like a Stagecoach of old, pulls over for the day at a Way station to allow its passengers, American citizens, to head to the polls to select a new Brother Whip (the driver). The Whip, (or President in this analogy), who wins election and completes one stage without major mishap, is … More Dirty Work At The Crossroads

Merchants Of Change

If you share the values and value the beliefs of serious columnists who aren’t afraid to challenge the recently re-energised merchants of change – especially the disciples and followers of the well trumped Hope and Change High Priest Obama – you’ll have plenty to reveal when you come out of the emerging market wilderness and … More Merchants Of Change

The Dark Side Of New Age Spiritualism

Well there’s all sorts and their black cat out there, we all know that, and #spiritualnoreligion is just another in a long line of mostly harmless fluff that leads nowhere in particular except to give the follower a sense of belonging and a chance to get laid. It’s great, there is no accountability or structure, … More The Dark Side Of New Age Spiritualism

Sunset Shootout

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin’, we gonna do what they say can’t be done, we’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there, I’m east bound, just watch ol’ brand it run. Nice one, Jerry Reed, one for the truckin’ boys, foot to pedal, pedal to floor, let … More Sunset Shootout

Manhattan Transfer

Chanson D’amour, ra da da da da, play encore, here in my heart, ra da da da da, more and more. Chanson d’amour, ra da da da da, je t’adore, each time I hear, ra da da da da, chanson, chanson, d’amour ……………. There are enough of them out there, believe me. I call them … More Manhattan Transfer

Miami Drop

Miami, city of vice, Breezy just put me on the game, and told me my new girl was running the import export trade from Istanbul to Miami, says I’ve got to go undercover and bring her in, before I do that, I’ve got to read that game plan, and I’ve got to have fun in … More Miami Drop

Stones of Cameron

Everyone knows where the Stone of Scone is, you can take a Scottish tour to see it, but the whereabouts of the Stones Of Cameron are more of a mystery, you’d have thought they were safely tucked away in a Westminster scrotum, but I can reveal exclusively for the first time that they aren’t, that … More Stones of Cameron