The events of Sunday and Monday fully confirm what we Black Brits have always known; when we win, we are English, but when we lose, we are monkeys, who should be sent back to our respective jungles.

England Players: Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho

In the last four weeks, over the course of the recently completed European football championships, I wrote a number of articles examining white working class stupidity, its endless attachment to the myth of English exceptionalism, and the notion of the island race, which has never been conquered by external forces.

Predictably, there was quite a bit of push back on these articles, with…

Despite the yawning chasm between the haves and have nots and the perpetual gaslighting of the poorest in our midst, why do the poor keep voting against their interests?

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In 2006, not long before the subprime mortgage episode and fourteen years before the global pandemic, Three employees of a major bank had written an internal equity strategy report entitled ‘Revisiting Plutonomy: The Rich Are Getting Richer’. In this document, the authors argued that global wealth was polarizing, not merely a little or a lot, but in an unfathomable way that would eclipse anything seen in history.

In the intervening years…

In William Edward Burghardt Du Bois’ magnum opus, the souls of Blackfolk, the preeminent African American scholar of the 20th century, writes of a double consciousness, the sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of the world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.

Even though, nothing about the final sentence of the previous paragraph could ever be said to be applicable to the 44th President of the united states, The theme of a double consciousness pervades, the philosophic approach that Barack Obama has taken in writing…

Heiko Khoo, a well known orator at the speakers’ corner

Ever Since I had a debating contest at the Speakers’ corner in Hyde park, London in January 2011, I have had the privilege of reading several books by a number of classical authors on the subject of rhetoric and oratory at the British Library.

After my performance (handily won by the way against a conservative politician) A few works listed below, were among the books that I read:

  1. Art of rhetoric by Aristotle.
  2. Rhetoric and Renaissance by Heinrich F. Plett.
  3. Renaissance Rhetoric by Peter Mack.
  4. The rhetoric of Cicero in its medieval and early renaissance by Virginia Cox.

Whether in Africa or in the diaspora, Black folks are united in their wholehearted embrace of Christianity and Islam. Isn’t this the very worst kind of Stockholm syndrome known to man?

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It’s Sunday morning. In churches across the Africa, Europe, North and South America, be they Catholic, Protestant, Baptist, Methodist or Pentecostal, one thing is absolutely certain; there will be hundreds of millions of Blackfolk, worshiping, dancing, singing and giving their hard earned money to some profoundly corrupt and morally bankrupt bloke, claiming to speak on God’s behalf.

Why is this the case and how did we get to this…

The Catholic church must reform or die.

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On the 20th of June 2021, I wrote an article titled: “The Supreme Hypocrisy Of The Catholic Church”. As expected, there were those who thought that I took the evisceration of the movement too far and there were those who agreed with every word written about the hypocritical nature of the established church.

The basis of my previous article was on the incongruous position of the leadership of the American church and the profound anachronism of the wider movement on the important social issues of our time such as abortion and gay rights…

Every step that the Conservative government has taken in the last ten years has helped bring the demise of the world famous health service, a lot closer.

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In Britain, we have it so lucky. Unlike in the United States where health Insurance is usually tied to employment and millions are an illness away from financial ruin and destitution, the National Health Service provides a cradle to grave service to all British citizens.

More than any other time in its 73 year history, it has faced unprecedented crises, not only with the massive cuts to public services, but also with swathes…

To become and remain electorally successful, the Democrats in America and the Labour party in Britain must learn, practice and master the dark arts of the beguiling the voters.

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We live in uncharted territory. In modern American history, it’s completely unheard of for a former president to remain as powerfully relevant and dominant as Donald J. Trump. There isn’t a single day that goes by that there isn’t some headline or story on Biden’s predecessor; We could be forgiven for thinking that Trump is still leader of the free world.

Even though Trump lost the presidency by nearly 7 million…

The rising number of Covid cases across Britain calls into question the government’s judgement and decision to remove all restrictions, tomorrow.

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The 19th of July 2021, has been designated as “Freedom Day” in the United Kingdom. This was supposed to be the day in which all Covid restrictions would be lifted, thus signalling a shift to what life was like prior to the 11th of March 2020.

As part of the celebrations marking the end of restrictions, Britain’s premier — Alexander Boris De Pfeffel Johnson was meant to give a Churchillian speech, extolling or gaslighting the National Health Service (NHS)…

A writer’s travails has shown the best and worst of our platform.

For anyone who reads other writers as often as I do, you will need no introduction to Shannon Ashley and her articles, detailing her health and life struggles.

You will have read about her attempts to raise money to pay for her surgery and the crucial steps that she has taken, thus far.

There has been extraordinary support from the likes of Jessica Wildfire, who has backed up the ferocity of her articles and political convictions with a write-up supporting Ms. Ashley and asking others to follow suit.

Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible

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