Thursday, January 29, 2004

*Dining on moonbeams*

If I drink, it would have been moonshine...but I don't...and don't ask me what any of my titles mean....


*Ahem*...yes Paul...your erring junior has finally linked you...=) And he humbly negs your eternal forgiveness for his tardiness.

Sunday, January 18, 2004

*I can't think of a title*

And that's literally true...nothing off the top of my head except this... But the benefit is that I get to put in a whole bunch of incoherent and totally non-analagous little bits of text.

You have been warned =)

Globalisation: Making it easy to protest against it...
I mean, when you think about it the only reason why you can have so many people protesting against it is because the fundamental principles of globalisation i.e. the committment to the free movement of good, services, capital, knowledge, infomation and people with its accompanying rise in the general level of living actually makes it possible for things like Seattle and the anti-WEF to occur... Go figure...=P

Suffer the little kids...or their mothers: Eyewitness account, little kid wearing red shirt with the caption 'Bread, Peace, Work'. Oh gosh...what was his mom thinking? A budding leninist in our midst?

Polite society: At a wedding reception with my cousin and made this passing remark 'The problem with weddings is polite society which means I can't talk about the three best things I'm best at. Sex, politics and religion'

Monday, January 12, 2004

*Tap-dancing with Kittens*

Yet another book review...

Yes, the beauty of having a wonderful university debater girlfriend is that she borrows books from the Central Library for you. =)

Title: The Fight is for Democracy

Synopsis: Series of articles that argue what can be termed neo-liberal/New Left ideas. I think the essay that best reflects this thinking is its title 'Between Cheney and Chomsky'...although how much of a Neo-Con the VP is, is rather debatable. Basically, the articles argue on a number of ideas such as Democracy and Inequality, a new approach to the Arab nations, how the inheiritors of the Enlightenment have become the bastion of conservativism, the idea of Patriotism amongst others. My only complain is that the essays on the free market and globalisation has terribly selective examples and skewed arguments and a fundamental misunderstanding of it...

Personal feelings: Thank goodness for the book really. I found my politics drifting to the right rapidly...rather like the Neo-Cons (who were basically disillusioned liberals)'s a pity that the Left still has rather keynesian ideas with regards to economics but it's a start. Hurrah for the Third Way! =)


Friday, January 09, 2004


Nice short and sweet I think. I need to blog looks terribly sad at this point in time...

*Sigh*...ah well...

Five months to ORD and counting down!