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 CircusSoUnderrated, 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.

Thank you for visiting the site and for supporting independent journalism.

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Comments
  1. vinnieh says:

    Really like this blog, you should check out mine.

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  2. Denise Franks says:

    I’d like to think I’m also humanitarian, I work in the health service but find I’m even at odds with what is happening with this service. Business issues, finance and power seem to be the order of the day with media driving politics such that it is becoming harder to read between the lines. The world needs more Jeremy Corbyns but I think they should stay maverick rather than joining the mainstream. They can achieve more there and speak up for those who “don’t fit the criteria”. Keep writing!

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    • Thank you, Denise. You’re certainly right about it becoming harder to read between the lines. I was watching a programme recently – I think it was a Charlie Brooker programme – which was making the point that there is a deliberate confusion being created in the population, with lots of conflicting, contradictory information so that most people can’t work out what they believe in and what they are for or against. I tend to think that might be true.

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      • Bill W says:

        A very thought provoking article about Gaddaffi. I was stationed in Libya in 1964. As a working class lad brought up in the slums of Tyneside I was horrified to see the poverty of this ancient country under the ‘rule’ of King Idris. When Gaddaffi took over the difference was almost immediate.

        Oinky Cameron has a lot to answer for.

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      • Thanks Bill W; I really appreciate that personal insight.

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  3. Souciva Moussa-Aprea says:

    it’s hard to find somebody who interested in everything even a bit. keep the good work and thank you

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  4. Just found this blog.. and man do I love it. You have an articulate and accurate manner in summing up sometimes long and difficult topics!

    Keep up the good work and I can’t wait to read more of your blogs.
    Just wanted to say how much I appreciated the article on Zionism and Wahhabism

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