Mammoth Steppe

Blessed day. Gavin Williamson may get a knighthood. In a Cabinet re-shuffle, Raab was relieved of the Foreign Sec post (gone fishing during Afghanistan withdrawal chaos, on top of whatever else), was then placated with the titles of Lord Chancellor and Deputy PM, meaning he must defend the…


Mission Creep

Time passed. We’ll put it down to pandemic time dilation. Seem to be a lot of disasters happening at once all over the world. According to one tweet I read, today marks the end of western global influence. The baton has gone to China and Russia. I don’t…


Make This Mythos Together

I, or, the voice, will hit a word or phrase and pause, repeat it several times, it sounds like poetry, and then another voice, I, tells me, itself, to note it down. Aye, the voice is editing itself.

You want to know the secret, but man…


Empire Day

The UK Department of Education encourages schools across the UK to celebrate One Britain One Nation day on 25th June, when children can learn about shared values of tolerance, kindness, pride and respect. (Scottish schools had already broken up for summer, but go on.) All stand, for the…


Inheritance Now

I have a communication to make. This *indicates everywhere* is not the answer. Not the materialist worldview, not cancerous capitalist growth, not rampant resource extraction, not forever. I’m making this very clear. Look at the state of the world. So, I’m loosening my rules. I’m enjoying myself. Ears…


Project Fear

What historic progress was not won through unlawful action, just protest of unjust rule, in revolt? We must be past the stage of endless discourse, wallowing in postcolonial melancholia, raising awareness of every significant social issue, looking at it, stunned. The trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder…


Lesser Calamities

Abuse of power comes as no surprise. A vigil held for Sarah Everard, where Kate Duchess of Cambridge was seen attending and paying respects, a largely peaceful, masked and social-distanced assembly, was met later by heavy-handed escalation from the Met, who trampled flowers and tributes, used excessive force…


New Times, Old Systems

When was it decided that this would, that this should be the end state? Tories, and Republicans, know with time and demographic shifts they’ll likely never win majorities again. So they gerrymander victories, suppress opposition, suppress voting, change the system, drift away from democracy. Bots are…


New Beginning

I have to believe that people are still generally good. Honest, benevolent, but misled into retrogressive revolutions by leaders and representatives who lie, who play pretend, who act in bad faith. They spread disinformation disease, they short-circuit politics, they trade in lies told for power and lies told…


Tier Jerker

At the end of this year I didn’t set a new resolution. I felt a blankness, my writing coming out in looping clichés; by now everything felt said and repeated to death and general fatigue was seeping in infecting everything. The virus spread is escalating as we knew…

Liam Mitchell

Apocalypse Monthly blog

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