Posts Tagged ‘Arbuckle’

Fundamentalism: a threatening global reality

Monday, May 1st, 2017
Gerald Arbuckle

Fundamentalism in its multiple different expressions is a global reality. It is today vigorously alive at home and abroad, and Pope Francis is right: “Fundamentalism is a sickness that is in all religions”. Fundamentalism is a form of organised anger in reaction to the unsettling consequences of rapid social and religious change. The atmosphere is ripe Read more

The Parable of Whistleblowing

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Whistleblowing in the corporate world, or in any organization, demands courage. The personal cost can be enormous. Since loyalty is often the pre-eminent virtue in corporate and other institutions, the pressure to maintain silence is considerable.   People daring to break the code of secrecy and silence to reveal unethical behaviour are in danger of automatic Read more

The Simpsons not just for the kids

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Humour is one of the most effective ways to communicate profound truths about life. The cartoon The Simpsons perfectly proves the point. This longest-running cartoon series on American prime-time network television since 1989 recounts the animated adventures of Homer Simpson and his lower-middle class family who live in the city of Springfield. The father, Homer, Read more

Scapegoating the Powerless

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Politicians, and we individuals, surely love to scapegoat people. We put them into boxes and blame them for their misfortune. We wash our hands of any responsibility. It is happening in Australia at the moment. Asylum seekers, people on welfare, are ready targets for scapegoating. How often in Israel are all Palestinian people scapegoated, dismissed Read more