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by John Talbut
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Panocracy in practice
Topic: Parliamentary panocracy
Replies: 1
Views: 5364

Re: Parliamentary panocracy

Yes, this often happens when the media become too hostile to an idea.
by John Talbut
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: General issues
Topic: Avoiding abuse in organisations
Replies: 0
Views: 5436

Avoiding abuse in organisations

There are, in my experience, two main issues that underlie abuse: the misuse of authority and transference. Organisations have a duty of care towards those people who work for them, including those in authority. This means that they should be providing suitable training and therapeutic supervisory s...
by John Talbut
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: General issues
Topic: Socialist reasons to stay in the EU
Replies: 0
Views: 3317

Socialist reasons to stay in the EU

From a socialist point of view, the UK is far better off being a member of the EU, see my article here: http://dpets.co.uk/Empowerment/ukineu.html .
by John Talbut
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: General issues
Topic: Be empowered, not PC, to avoid discrimination
Replies: 0
Views: 3316

Be empowered, not PC, to avoid discrimination

Being "PC" does not, in general, prevent discrimination and can just reinforce it. See my article here: http://dpets.co.uk/Empowerment/notpc.html. Of course, being alert to, for example, the terminology we use can help us to be aware of tendencies to discriminate.
John
by John Talbut
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: General issues
Topic: The consequences of oppression
Replies: 1
Views: 3844

Re: The consequences of oppression

Gilli Gladman writes: Such wise words and so timely spoken. I have become more and more conscious in recent times that the work to be done by those of us who value real freedoms must be to enable all who we come into contact with everyday to feel and exercise their own sense of personal power. That ...
by John Talbut
Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General issues
Topic: The consequences of oppression
Replies: 1
Views: 3844

The consequences of oppression

The election of Donald Trump, the brexit vote, the situation throughout the Middle East, wars, famine, refugees, I could go on, all of these are consequences of oppression. They result from people making decisions that are not in their genuine self interests. We are subjected to relentless oppressio...
by John Talbut
Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: General issues
Topic: The Pillars of Institutional Oppression
Replies: 1
Views: 4273

Re: The Pillars of Institutional Oppression

Gilli Gladman wrote: I hope you can spread this message far and wide to any organisation that is part of influencing our society. You have so clearly identified that the web of oppression affects our whole society. In the latest disclosures emerging from the world of Football sexual abuse like this ...
by John Talbut
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: Might panocracy lead to a dystopia?
Replies: 0
Views: 4587

Might panocracy lead to a dystopia?

Panocracy cannot guarantee that bad things will not happen. It is also likely that those who wish to oppress others will use the language of panocracy in oppressive ways. Using the language of the oppressed to further oppress them is common practice, for example the language of feminism is used to i...
by John Talbut
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: Where will we get if we all insist on our rights?
Replies: 0
Views: 3247

Where will we get if we all insist on our rights?

"I have the right to handle any situation in the way that I choose". In a way this is just a statement of fact, if I make my own choices there is nothing anyone can do to stop me. They can, of course, make their choices about how to respond to what I do and what they do then presents me wi...