A few links

Posted on December 2, 2010 at 11:32 am,

Here are a few interesting things I’ve come across recently.

Firstly, a new BBC series Age of the Do-Gooders, which examines the great philanthropists of the 19th Century. If David Cameron’s “Big Society” isn’t just a fig-leaf for cutting public services, then he probably hopes for something like this. In any case, it’s a good look at people who revolutionised their society, and hence worth a look for both Greens and Christians.

Next, Green blogger Jim Jepps looks at the good and bad of political tribalism. I have to say that my perspective has changed for both good and bad since joining a political party.

Then there’s an interesting post from a Christian who’s previously been sceptical about climate change who’s essentially saying that humanity needs Green politics to be successful (though he certainly doesn’t put it like that), complete with a video from a professor who’s outlining just how much humanity is living beyond our means. The video is certainly worth a watch.

Tory blogger “Archbishop Cranmer” has a nice piece arguing that Cameron’s Happiness Index is a good idea. He goes off on one about the EU towards the end of his post. But it’s great to see one of the more notable Tory bloggers championing the idea that money (in the form of economic growth) isn’t the best way to measure how our society is going.

Finally, the leading leftie blog Liberal Conspiracy has a piece about how the NHS is being privatised by stealth and another piece that points out just how good the NHS really is

4 Comments

  1. Posted December 2, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the link.

    I have to say I agree that my attitudes have changed in both good and bad ways since joining the Greens and need to think through how I can reduce the bad habits without effecting the good.

  2. Posted December 4, 2010 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    You’re welcome. It was a great post.

  3. Tom Hedkvist, 10-gruppen
    Posted January 2, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Please support the gay struggle against heterosexual power. We, the gay brotherhood, are determined to rule the world. Join us verbaly and economicaly. Make people change there mind about us and tell them to se us as natural leaders. We have great influence in media and will change the agenda to put down the heterosexual sociaty. Never buy products or services from heterosexuals (worked fine in the village in the 70th, we banished the hetros, now the method is running at Södermalm Stockholm). Christianity and all religions are heterosexual constructions and neds to be changed to benefit homosexual supremacy. Help christian homosexuals to infiltrate and tear down the historical and todays christianity.
    Make the religious people hesitate their beliefs, say that their god and profets are gay, bring a yes-sayer with you (always) that stand on your side, its make it easyer to be convincing. Stand in front of a mirror to train speach with confidence, train to say a convincing “no” if somebody understand that the queer-theory is a facistic ideology.
    Make the gay network global “you must keep networking”. The biggest social network that only consume each others services and products wins (they who doesnt belong to the network will consume the networks products and services and concentrate money to the gay network).

  4. Posted January 9, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    I’m a fellow Green Christian and very much appreciate the post – useful, I followed the links.

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