Entries by John Wight from 02/2013

David Beckham Symbolises Everything That is Wrong in Society

| Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Sport

Let's be clear: David Beckham is someone who doesn't visit the bathroom in the morning without pondering over how it will either enhance or distract from a public persona which attests to the massive edifice we have erected to the false gods of celebrity.

The Equal Marriage Debate is not About Redefining Anything. It's About Bigotry

| Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Politics

No matter how you try to frame it, those who are opposed to gay or equal marriage are bigots. And just like all bigots, no matter the subject of their bigotry, they are doing their utmost to deny that they are motivated by prejudice

Working as Ben Affleck's Stand-In During the Run-Up to the War in Iraq

| Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

In 2003, during the run-up to the war in Iraq, I was living in Hollywood, where at the time I was working as Ben Affleck's stand-in on the movie Surviving Christmas.

None of Us Who Marched On 15 February 2003 Will Ever Forget It

| Posted 02.12.2013 | UK Politics

The thing that struck many of us most at the time, and still does ten years on, is how this historic global antiwar movement rubbished completely the lie that humanity is divided along national, ethnic, religious, gender, or any other line.