Maybe I don’t want to recycle

By leon

What do these two things have in common? In both cases it is implied that an unpleasant task falls on the shoulders of the individual in order to allow space for corporations to maximally thrive.…

Truth, lies, good and bad

By leon

The war, reading the Guardian, being overwhelmed by ‘takes’ on Twitter, watching Russell Brands videos on it, and having to deal with a Chinese viewpoint at home has got me thinking a lot about right…

How I lost 30 kg

By leon

Judging from my photo library I think it was probably Tuesday 7th June 2016 and I weighed about 120 kg. It was about 6pm and I’d just come back from ALDI to buy dinner. I…

Toxic Englishness

By leon

When I saw this 10 second clip of Michael Gove clearly high on something strong, standing in the Commons ‘at work’, something made me angry, something clicked. It’s not that ‘they despise us’ or ‘they’re…

Chicken conspiracy

By leon

The chickens came before us – 10 million BCThe chickens could fly then, across the sea The world had felt wrong til the plot did thickenThe truth is we’re just serving the needs of big…

Spend your attention

By leon

Spend your attention, it doesn’t cost muchOn TikTok, Facebook and Disney Plus Spend your attention, you’ve got lots to spareSo spend it now, you don’t need to care This morning in the mirror, did you…

Why we’re out of the woods

By leon

If there’s one thing I learnt last year it’s that people aren’t rational. In February 2020 Covid seemed like all bad things that happen on the news; another countries tragedy. This allowed the media to…