About THE BURNING BLOGGER OF BEDLAM…
Aside from being a professional maladjusted, mutant pariah stranded in what appears to be the wrong decade, I am a keen student of history and culture, a permanent ‘neutral observer’ of political and geo-political activity, and an objector to media/government deception, illegal, criminal warfare and the mistreatment or degradation of human beings. I believe in human dignity, human rights and the well-being of common humanity in all walks of life.
If there’s any ‘mission statement’ here, it is to help spread unbiased truth, awareness, sanity and perspective in these highly toxic times, as an independent researcher and journalist and entirely non-partisan humanist.
I’m also a cultural enthusiast, music lover and comic-book fan-boy. My dream is to one day have a drink and a smoke in the Ewok village with Kurt Cobain, Malcolm X, Sylvia Plath, Darth Vader and Spiderwoman. And you’d be welcome to join us; but there’d be a dress-code.
Also – and sorry to get all ‘Kurt’ on you for a moment – but if you’re especially racist, homophobic, hate women or like to discriminate against or de-humanise anyone in your everyday life or outlook, this probably isn’t the place for you and I’d prefer you read someone else’s blog instead. Thanks.
I am also a writer, presently working on several novels of different types (none finished yet), and a musician in primarily the alt-rock area (though I’ve always wanted to join the Max Rebo Band in Jabba’s Palace).
I have also previously written a regular magazine column on the weirder things in life, written for or contributed to Exposure Magazine, the Guestlist Network and The Big Issue magazine, the Chartist newspaper and the websites High Street Circus, SoUnderrated, Black Flag, and A Place to Hang Your Cape.
Also if you’re wondering why my name isn’t appearing in this statement: it used to. But a couple of threats of violence from trolls (primarily due to my compassionate attitude towards refugees, of all things) prompted me to remove my personal information from the site as much as possible, along with a few well-intended ‘warnings’ I’ve received from people that – on account of some of the specific content I’ve written and researched – I’d be best served to not publicize my full identity too much or identify my bands or other projects.
Which means, for all you know, I could be Batman. Just saying.
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