The ever-increasing toxicity of the web

I watched Arrival last night on Netflix. It’s a good movie and I highly recommend it. But that’s not what is what I want to write about. One of the things I do after I watch something that is thought-provoking (e.g. Ex Machina), I check out responses online. moviechat.org is where some of the old IMDB forum community ended up so this is where I looked. It was not a pretty sight.

Trump is being honest (shock!)

There’s much outrage in major news outlets recently due to US President Donald Trump’s comments about the Jamal Khashoggi murder and Saudi Arabia’s hand in it. You can read many different reports on it but the most likely scenario is that Mohammed Bin Salman ordered the journalist’s execution. As a seasoned cynic, this is not surprising to me. But the main story for many journalists was that Trump was so brazen in his lack of denunciation. The thing is, Trump is simply publicly saying what every other politician in his position says in private.

Irish politics makes me mad

The referendum on the 8th amendment of the Irish constitution is due on the 25th of May. This amendment, for all intents and purposes, banned abortion in Ireland. It’s a heated topic here as much as it is anywhere else in the world. For my part, I’ll be voting to repeal the amendment but I’m not going to get into that now. My beef is really with what’s going to happen if the referendum does end up changing the constitution.

Reopening for business

Oof, it’s been a while. I’ve been avoiding blogging for a while. It was lots of effort and I had other priorities. This time it will be different.