Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Death of Language

If you’ve read George Orwell’s 1984 then you will be familiar with the concept of Newspeak, by means of which totalitarian government was able to restrict the population’s ability to exercise freedom of expression or originality of thought by limiting … Continue reading

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Theatres of Life

William Shakespeare’s play ‘As You Like It’ opens with the famous line: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many … Continue reading

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Paranoia to the People

Almost all marketing is designed to engender self-doubt and paranoia. There are various reasons for this but the main one is that companies can’t sell confident people shit that they neither need nor want so they have to create hungers … Continue reading

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Why Tradition can be a Destructive Force

All traditions have their roots in patterns. Human behaviour tends to follow patterns because people crave familiarity and feel comfortable when they can readily identify their environs and everything which surrounds them in their life. At the moment, to pick … Continue reading

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