World Issues — Politics, Economics, and More

People’s taxes are not meant to save speculators and entrepreneurs.

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Westminster Palace — the seat of British government. Pixabay Public Doman Pictures.

I think we have all grown up with the idea that business owners and entrepreneurs are entitled to the profit and their proportionally large salaries because they are taking the risk of losing the capital they invested.


Scott Morrison, Australia’s PM is upset because Fb isn’t kowtowing to him.

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Scott Morrison, the PM of Australia, is furious that Facebook refused to kowtow to him. Fair Use.

Why I Remain on FaceBook

When Google Plus sent out invites on June 28th, 2011, I happily accepted and didn’t go near fb for many years. Google Plus was quite simply the best social networking site ever created, but as the years passed, the good stuff was withdrawn, and with that, so went the people. Still, I stayed to the bitter end.


Bill Gates sure knows how to suck it out of his thumb. His solution to climate change is to find new technologies and for all countries to cooperate. He also says that business must own up to how much their manufacturing processes are impacting climate change. I’m ROTFLMAO.

We need Bill Gates to write a book to tell us all this? Quite apart from the fact that we don’t have the time to develop all these new technologies, that companies most certainly aren’t going to own up, and that all this has been said about ten gazillion times by the…


Many businesses are folding as a result of the pandemic. Which businesses will survive?

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My late father with three of the business cars. Own photo.

Business Culture

Both my parents were in business. I often heard them speak about turnover, profits, staff, and other things that happened during the day. When my pocket money ran out, I could ask my late father if I could work in the shop, and he would put me behind the battery counter to serve customers, or he would let me stuff envelopes with invoices, and then he would pay me a heavily inflated amount from his own purse.


Give me one reason why Americans should unite, and I’ll give you solid reasons why they won’t!

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America needs a reason for it to unite. Pixabay Free Photos

For years now, I’ve read various calls from varoius people that Americans should unite. Nobody, however, is giving anyone a strong reason for uniting.

  1. There is no agreement about vitally important issues. There are a large number of these issues — climate change, abortion, the second coming, neoliberalism,racism, etc. People who are this divided on issue do not have a common unity.
  2. The culture of America is individualism. This means that the desires and needs…


Morals and ethics are actions which collectively impact our society.

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Super yachts are the status symbol of the mega-rich. Photo Fair Use.

There has always been the rich, the in-etween, and the poor in society. During the 50s and 60s, the gaps between these classes were not as great as they are today. During times when there have been great extremes, violence has been the end result (think French Revolution and Russian Revolution). So, is it wrong to be excessively rich when a majority of people are struggling simply to live? Below, I’ve given the reason why so many claim that extreme wealth is acceptable, and then I’ve disputed every single one of those reasons.

Global poverty is a symptom of global…


There are basic principles that the West overlooked when it came to maintaining civilisation.

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We have forgotten what the essentials of life are, and we have also forgotten what the dangers are. Own artwork.

The world looks on in awe as the two greatest civilisations of the last century fall to pieces under various and many challenges. Those challenges include Covid-19, climate change, immense inequality, growing disruption and civil unrest, democracy floundering, and more.


The moment of truth, when support for others means aiding and abetting others in crime, can be difficult.

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Trump supporters put up a noose in order to hang those they deemed guilty of not supporting Trump. Photo. Fair use.

During the past five years, like many others, I have known many friends who have parents or relatives who support the far right. As a South African, currently ‘home’ for the past five years, I have been aghast at the number of Trump supporters and racists in South Africa. Consequently, I have broken ties with these people — many of those ties going back to childhood. And I have watched as friends in the States grapple with their own despair over parents supporting Trump.


They’re sane and safe gun laws. What’s not to like?

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Guns are dangerous things, and in the wrong hands, innocent people die. Own artwork.

In order to own a gun in South Africa, you need a gun licence. In order to get that licence, there is a list of rigorous requirements. Here they are:

  • You must be 21 years old. There needs to be a very good reason if you are younger than that.
  • You must be South African or have a permanent residence permit.
  • You must pass a thorough background check.
  • You must be declared mentally stable and fit. No mental illness permitted.
  • You cannot have any sort of drug or alcohol addiction.

World Issues — Politics, Economics, and More

We have to find a way to save the bloody day. Power and money — Abused aren’t funny.

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