Category Archives: Philosophy

The Catholic church is still making excuses for paedophilia – The Guardian UK

Cardinals around the world are joining the pope at a forum on tackling abuse. But only radical reform can solve the crisis

Bishops and cardinals attend a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis for the opening of a synod, a meeting of bishops, in St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican
 The Catholic church needs Pope Francis to come out fighting on the issue of abuse. But the signs are not good. Photograph: Alessandra Tarantino/AP

When the first meeting in the Vatican of cardinals from around the world to discuss clerical sexual abuse was announced, hopes were high among Catholics. Finally, it seemed, the courageous, mould-breaking Pope Francis was going to force through root-and-branch reforms to tackle the scandal that has done such damage to the reputation of the institution he leads.         Continue reading

The Millennial Perspective…On Colourism and Beauty – By Kemol King

Kemol King

GUYANA SPEAKS: Celebrating Berbicians inc A.J. Seymour – London – February 24, 2019

Below are bios of our distinguished guests and a brief summary of their ‘SPEAKS’:     Continue reading

Meet Generation Z: The Newest Member to the Workforce – Infographic

Meet Generation Z: The Newest Member to the Workforce

Every generation approaches the workplace differently.

While talk over the last decade has largely focused on understanding the work habits and attitudes of Millennials, it’s already time for a new generation to enter the fold.

Generation Z, the group born after the Millennials, is entering their early adult years and starting their young careers. What makes them different, and how will they approach things differently than past generations?


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With Sex robots —Which sex would soon become obsolete? – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

Sex robots define what sex means to us humans, silicone and all  —

A recent article in Pride magazine brought readers up to date or face to face with the evidence that sex as we know it would soon be out of place. No pun intended. With the passage of time, a growing number of people will find sex and partnership entirely from either artificial agents or in virtual environments.

In so doing, the emergence of a new  sexual identity  termed digisexuality will come into view, where through the utilization of immersive technologies, the individual or digisexual no longer sees the necessity to look for physical closeness with human partners.  

RealDolls and other sex robots can be customised

In 2007, David Levy prognosticated in his book—Love and Sex with Robots—The Evolution of the human-robot relationships that by 2050 people would be doing the no-pants dance with robots.  In 2016 at an international congress on the same topic held at Goldsmiths University in London, other academics were in agreement with Levy that not only would the trend develop but also rapidly  

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Commentary: We Can Make A Difference – Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Commentary: By Dr. Dhanpaul 

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

“You can’t use up Creativity…. The more you use the more you have”. -Maya Angelou

As we begin another year, the resolutions may become harder to follow. But rest assured that each of us has the power to make a difference. We can each do good and in the process change lives for the better.

We hear the wonderful words of inspiration from some of the leading thinkers of our time and we are imbued with the notion that we can lift mountains if we put our minds to it. It is not rocket science to think that one person can change the world if that person applies him or herself to the task ahead.

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“There are Many Traps in the World” by Brazilian Poet Ferreira Gullar

Three Worlds One Vision

Historical Center of São Luís – Maranhão – Brazil
UNESCO World Heritage Site: Portuguese colonial architecture
Photo Credit: Kamaleao

My Poetry Corner February 2019 features the poem “There are Many Traps in the World” (No Mundo Há Muitas Armadilhas) by Ferreira Gullar (1930-2016), a Brazilian poet, playwright, art critic, and essayist. Born in São Luís, capital of the northeastern state of Maranhão, he was the fourth child of eleven siblings of a poor, working-class family.

As a young man, while earning a living as a radio announcer and editor of literary magazines, Gullar frequented poetry readings and devoured books of poetry by the best of Brazilian and foreign poets. At nineteen, he published his first poetry collection. But he saw no future in his suffocating, small-town life in the impoverished northeast region. He fled to Rio de Janeiro in the early 1950s, where he worked as a journalist…

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Quotes from Sir Winston Churchill – politician; army officer and writer (1874 -1965)

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill KG OM CH TD DL FRS RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in Europe in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, for most of his parliamentary career he was a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 was instead a member of the Liberal Party.    READ MORE

WINSTON CHURCHILL:  QUOTES–  “This was a wise man”


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Medical: Working mothers ‘up to 40% more stressed’ – UK Study

Shortening hours reduces pressure but flexitime and home-based jobs offer no benefit, major study finds

Close up of a mother going through her work while looking after her young daughter
 Working from home does not reduce the pressure on mothers. Photograph: Getty Images

They may have had more than a sneaking suspicion that it was the case, but now working mothers have the data to back it up: they are indeed more stressed than other people – 18% more, in fact.

And that figure rises to 40% for those with two children, according to a major study that analysed 11 key indicators of chronic stress levels.       Continue reading

Policing of Marijuana has racist, classist undertones – CARICOM Report

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