So Many Questions, So Few Answers

September 2, 2011

So Many Questions, So Few Answers

R.F.Wilson writes from Honolulu: Questions, questions, questions. So many questions, so few clear answers to them. For example, why do we need the United Nations when it doesn’t really do anything or even when it does, it always fails miserably? And why do we need the European Union, if it’s only a bureaucratic monstrosity, staffed by unelected officials, who interfere in member nations’ affairs and have proven hopeless in sorting out the current debt crisis? And why is it that the so-called democracy that everyone is talking about only works for the few and doesn’t really benefit most people? And why do we need space exploration when we still can’t sort out the mess on Earth? Had enough of questions? Well, tough luck, because I’m not done yet. And what about wars started on... 

What’s Wrong With Kids Today? For Starters, They’ve Been Let Down By Adults

August 10, 2011

What’s Wrong With Kids Today? For Starters, They’ve Been Let Down By Adults

Ben Delicious writes from London: Well, there you have it: children as young as eleven have been taking part in the riots across Britain. And now wide-eyed  individuals, who call themselves ‘commentators’ and ‘experts’ and ‘social workers’, express shock and horror at the way kids took part in looting shops, vandalising properties and setting fire to cars and buildings. Politicians are aghast with indignation, the creeps, asking how come children behave like savages? What’s wrong with them, don’t they have everything they want: mobiles, players, computers, trainers? It’s criminality, pure and simple, politicians conclude, echoing Prime Minister David Cameron. It’s got nothing to do with any real grievances or social injustice. But hold on, hold on, people, aren’t you... 

Let’s Talk About Sex. In A Frank And Open Way

October 7, 2010

Let’s Talk About Sex. In A Frank And Open Way

Ben Delicious writes: It’s this time again, people, when we tackle the thorny subject of sex and sex related issues. This time we decided to answer some of the questions that have been sent to us by our readers, leading politicians, both acting and retired. The first question comes from George, who currently lives in Texas and travels under an assumed name to avoid possible prosecution for something he’s done when he was a bit younger. He writes: I like to play with myself for hours. Is it possible that other people notice that I masturbate ferociously and could it influence my performance in bed? Answer: Dear George, if you don’t change your hands while jerking off, you’d find that your right arm would be considerably more developed than your left arm. So people would probably notice... 

Imagining A TV Debate Between Brown, Cameron And Clegg. With An Edge To It

April 24, 2010

Imagining A TV Debate Between Brown, Cameron And Clegg. With An Edge To It

R.F.Wilson writes: As the second of the TV debates between the leaders of the three biggest political parties in Britain ends in confusion as to who actually came out on top we ask: why the hell there was not a single seriously juicy question asked during the proceedings and where on earth did Sky News that was hosting the debate get those sad pathetic wankers to make up the live studio audience? Who gives a damn what the three leaders – Labour’s Gordon Brown, Conservative’s David Cameron or LibDem’s Nick Clegg – thought about Afghanistan if none of them have any idea why British troops are there and when they’ll be pulled out. Do these three plonkers decide anything when it comes to wars? Nope, Uncle Sam decides and they can talk as much as they want about fighting terrorism and... 

As Equality Quango Accuses Racists Of Racism, We Pose Burning Questions

March 17, 2010

As Equality Quango Accuses Racists Of Racism, We Pose Burning Questions

Adam Lovejoy writes: As the Equality and Human Rights Commission takes the racist British National Party (BNP) to court over its refusal to allow blacks and Asians to join its ranks, we ask: how come the Black Police Association does not have any white members in it? And, on the same note: why is it that anti-racist groups are discriminating against racists and, in a more worrying development, why does the Irish mob in Britain shun non-Irish criminals? And why is it that suicidal terrorism in Britain is open to Muslim fundamentalists, but is basically off limits to white supremacy fanatics? Questions, question, questions, as one criminal godfather said to another, having whacked the wrong guy, for the umpteenth time? Why does the left-wing BBC discriminate against people with conservative views?... 

Attacks In Mumbai Raise Disturbing Questions That Need To Be Answered. Soon

November 30, 2008

Attacks In Mumbai Raise Disturbing Questions That Need To Be Answered. Soon

Now that the terrorists, who had brought death and destruction to Mumbai, the leading financial centre in India, are wiped out or captured by the security forces, it is time for reflection. You may say that it is too early to learn from the lessons of Mumbai and that the terrible tragedy is still too vivid in people’s imagination: blood stains have not been wiped off the street payments and carpets in hotels and the collective shock has not yet passed.I would agree with you on that. But I am not asking you to call on the people of Mumbai and the whole of India to look calmly at what has happened and start drawing conclusions. I’m suggesting that we, as outsiders, should analyse what has occurred and try to understand what it could all mean. First of all, we should mourn the loss...