One thing that always gets me is why exactly do women want to receive the same pay as men? I'm not talking about the same pay for the same work; I'm talking about the very clear fact that women are now demanding that over the length of their 'careers' they want to receive the same … Continue reading Gender Inequality in Publishing
The Alien series has always been about life. Rebirth and death are themes knitted right into the very fabric of the universe. So it was no great surprise that both Prometheus and Alien: Covenant tried to take us back to the beginning, both to explore the origins of humanity and the xenomorphs we all know … Continue reading Biblical Significance of Alien: Covenant
Everybody is quite aware of the propaganda prevalent in the world today. Lies by omission and commission are used in conjunction with imagery to push certain lines and agendas. What perhaps isn't so fully realised is how propaganda works and feeds. And to get a fully understanding one should read Propaganda by Edward Bernays. In … Continue reading Propaganda in the Service of Mammon
For a good number of years now pundits have discussed the ominous rise of tech companies. Google, Facebook, Apple: all of them groping for control in different ways. But personally, particularly because of the industry I work in, I have always been most fearful - and most in awe of - Amazon. Amazon grew off … Continue reading Fear of an Amazonian Future
I try to lay down how I think life works. In a blog post.
Spoilers for Train to Busan. To say that movies are a product of the culture they are made in is to state the obvious. American films are different to Australian films are different to Chinese films. They share similar modes of communication but the final results all have inherent differences Take Black Mass. This is … Continue reading Weekend Watching: Black Mass and Train to Busan
The first sentence is how the world in general sees life. 'This is good, and that is bad' is the general mantra of the government and populace. An obvious example is immigration, and specifically Islamic immigration. Acceptance doesn't mean you rollover and take it, pretending it is beneficial. Acceptance should be acknowledgement of negative elements … Continue reading Neoreaction is True Acceptance