Encouraging Critical Thinking
“We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.”
- Alan W. Watts
Welcome! This blog was born out of a personal need to make sense of the excessive permeation of bias images and narratives from the (British) media. It was a space to resist the mainstream, form an opinion, share and engage with those in the same predicament - but not necessarily with the same views. Thus, the blog's original aim was to deconstruct cultural, social and political messages through the form of critiques in the hope of providing an engaging and thought provoking perspective on a variety of cultural and social matters.
That's not to say the intention of the blog has changed. It haven't. But a lot in the world has changed since it was started in 2011. There is a wider spectrum of voices, views and news outlet to get your information from now. Not to mention the digital ease and speed to which news is now able to circulate. Also the current "fake news" phenomena has taught us all a fundamental lesson on the media's biases and encourages us all to be critical of the information we consume.
Thus, the extended aim of this blog is to offer fun, intellectually engaging and insightful perspectives in the form of critiques, reviews, articles and essays that cover a range of topics like music, art, fashion, TV, politics, news, travel, etc., It will also aim to share interesting events, talks and conferences happening in the city (that being London and New York). And all it asks of you is to enjoy, join in the conversation - comment, share, like, subscribe - and keep it going!
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“We must launch a cultural revolution to un-brainwash an entire group of people.”
- Malcolm X
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.”