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Some might align me with the “middle class censorious sententious faux-left entitled groupthink students churned out by academic sausage machines” (Gareth Roberts) others might just call me out for being an elitist snob happy to gorge on the tidbits of privilege. Which one? I’ll let you decide.

In the meantime I’ll provide you with polemic, politics, pop culture and commentary. Oh, and I tweet.

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Why human conditioned? Because the human is a highly conditioned being. Yet all this cajoling and moulding is anathema to the one thing the frail human condition craves – freedom. But not freedom from being human but freedom to be human in as many different ways as there are people.

It’s too easy to label the human – to essentialise, stereotype and pigeonhole – what’s harder is seeking to understand the contexts and conditions that shape and mold the human. “Too understand all is to forgive all,” said Voltaire and whilst I’m certainly not as forgiving as him I do hope this blog might be able to offer a little understanding…(and it’s also my attempt at hiding my own multi-pack of insecurities behind seemingly aloof blogs on movies and pop songs).

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