By Stevie Buckley Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland has been cancelled, with speculation growing that his entire European tour won’t go ahead. The reasons for the trip not going ahead have been cited as “scheduling reasons,” which makes perfect sense, as his planned visit coincided with the weekend that the next Irish President is due to be inaugurated. He was expected to … [Read more...] about Opinion: The American President trumped himself – again
Sanctimonious rhetoric is all too prevalent nowadays in a media completely dominated by image. When sifting through a newspaper or online news articles, one does not have to search long before coming across some politically correct outrage over what the layperson may deem as overreacting (observe that someone may be overreacting, and indeed you too could also find yourself … [Read more...] about The left-wing elephant in the room
‘War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength’ – these are the inherently contradictory political slogans employed by the ruling party in Orwell’s 1984 to keep the proletariat in check. But what do they mean? ‘War is Peace’ implies that constant warfare needs to be waged on far-flung parts of the world in order to keep the internal population of a state loyal and … [Read more...] about Time to REPEAL the use of catchy slogans?
As the January fanfare sounds, the world’s media braces itself for a celebrity takeover. In a world that seems to be already well and truly dominated by celebrities, it’s hard to envisage how we have the capacity for even more worship. But each ‘Awards Season’ we find it, and we reinforce the strength of influence we lend to celebrities with a vengeance. This year it took a … [Read more...] about Celebrities – are they worth the worship?