I saw this post on a friend's timeline on Facebook: I had previously decided not to respond through social media, but rather through this blog, however, I had had a drink and my devil got the better of me. This is what I wrote: I have just seen this and cannot believe that anyone would … Continue reading How much freedom are we going to surrender?
I got three comments to this blog post, although only one was made on this website, and, as it agreed with the points made, I will respond only to those that did not agree. https://petercwhitaker.wordpress.com/2021/07/04/the-sham-of-virtue-signalling/ Reply number one: I think that's a simplistic analysis. Most people feel powerless and unable to voice or create change. … Continue reading Responses to The Sham of Virtue Signalling Post
Virtue signalling requires little thought, no self-discipline, and can mask a serious deficit of knowledge in the subject concerned.
You cannot have a debate if everyone agrees; that would be a consensus.
There is a difference between an ‘opinion’ and an ‘informed opinion’, the former is not necessarily supported by any evidence, that latter is. It is not difficult to find examples of ‘opinions’ in social media, there are probably the most common posts made. Reading an opinion that has been informed by the writer looking for … Continue reading COVID-19 – Is it a Deadly Virus
Experts are not always right. Experts have contributed to some of the worst disasters to befall humanity. Experts had a hand in building the Titanic, in the creation of the drug thalidomide, in the formation of the false science of eugenics, to which the expert naturalist Charles Darwin provided intellectual support. They have also contributed to some of the wonders of our age, but they are not infallible.
Remaining silent on issues of social injustice does not combat them, it is simply an expression of apathy. It is the same as doing nothing.
I spent some time looking at that old bugbear marketing before I officially released The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom. I decided to utilise one of the recommendations regarding doing a book-launch. It was a very simple idea; give the book away for free. The eBook market is saturated. Thanks to fifty Shades of Grey … Continue reading Launching ‘The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom’