INVISIBLE ALIENS

Political Commentary in UK

The Curious Case of Colin Kaepernick, Kanye West and being black at work

1 month ago Ricardo Hylton 0
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. (Thomas Edison)   The whips and shackles have been transferred from our backs and ankles to our tongues and minds, it seems. The logic of capitalism has made it imperative that each and every one of us makes feeding Read More

The Donald and Black America

4 months ago Ricardo Hylton 0
Once upon a time we inhabited a self-proclaimed post racial world. Let’s call that era 21 Trump B.C.. The white lilies of the field cohabited with the princes of darkness. No longer just the Jay-Zs, the Janet Jacksons and the Idris Elbas, black people were bursting through corporate and professional glass ceilings, leaving shattered crystal Read More

The Minimum Wage Con

4 months ago Ricardo Hylton 0
Cue the celebrations in parliament. The backslaps. The self-congratulatory fist pumps. What is all this revelry and merriment for you ask? Has someone passed legislation to build more ‘affordable’ houses for people on low incomes? Is there an initiative to make university students leave without choking on an indigestible mountain of debt? Or perhaps some clever Read More

Taxing Robots and The Universal Basic Wage: the Jobless Future?

4 months ago Ricardo Hylton 0
In the opening scenes of Blade Runner, IRobot, or any futuristic dystopian film where humans are set to confront robots as the future rule makers and breakers of planet earth, we are often introduced to a context where robots are ubiquitous: they fill the landscape, they are the main protagonists, they are the new lovers, Read More

The Mesmeric Art of the Political Lie

5 months ago Ricardo Hylton 0
Most people think that when they place an X in the polling booth that they are voting for a politician, a political party and the particular values they espouse; the views expressed in a manifesto or the ones that fly from their esteemed lips on the stump. Political voting is a particularly personal decision, which Read More

Grenfell Tower Burned: The Ramifications

5 months ago Ricardo Hylton 1
The incineration of Grenfell Tower on June 14, the deadliest fire in Britain in more than a century, is now a national tragedy. The London police on Friday blamed flammable materials used in the facade for the spread of the blaze and said the investigation could bring charges of manslaughter. Hundreds of families were evacuated Read More

Election called to bring stability has brought chaos

5 months ago Ricardo Hylton 0
The week prior, she declined to show up for a debate, leaving the Labour leader to accost her deputy, Amber Rudd. “I would just say this to Amber: If you think this is a country at ease with itself, have you been to a food bank?” Corbyn said. “Have you seen people sleeping around our Read More

The Riddle of Foreign Aid (Part 1)

5 months ago Ricardo Hylton 1
This is part one in a four part series on foreign aid and the charity sector to be published over the next four weeks.   Aesop’s fable on Hercules and the wagoner should interest anyone interested in the utility of foreign aid. A wagoner was driving a wagon along a country lane, when the wheels Read More

Tory Broken Promises: There are more than you think!

5 months ago Chad 1
So the election has come to past and the Tories have been rebuffed. They will form a coalition of chaos with Northern Ireland’s DUP. My head is in my hands but then I thought the campaign for the next election begins now. With that said, I want to put on record promises made and promises Read More

Donald Trump Wants To Make America Great Again. When Was It Ever So?

6 months ago Ricardo Hylton 1
Ever since his orange-red toupee peeked out from a grubby Manhattan manhole in 2015, Donald Trump’s unbroken refrain has been “let’s make America great again.” It has really grinded my gears but also proved to be an intellectual challenge. This invisible alien is an amateur American history sleuth, and whilst that country has undeniably achieved Read More

The Queen Is Pretty Resilient. Pssh!

6 months ago Chad 1
So people in the UK have finally found their moral compass (coincidentally, it points north). Yes, these compassionate, thoughtful people were all heartbroken back in February about the message it sends that The Donald was being given an official state visit to the UK. Can you imagine it? The Queen will have to, through those Read More

The Conservatives are Anti-Poor!

6 months ago Chad 0
Will it rain in Manchester in January? Did Muhammad Ali talk trash to his opponents in the squared circle? Are the Conservatives anti-poor? The answers to these inquiries are as clear as a cube of solid sunshine: Yes, Yes and Hell yeah! The Invisible Aliens have always found it curious that a political party claiming Read More

The Repudiation of Experts in the Post-Truth Age

7 months ago Chad 0
There is no such thing as an objective truth… All facts are just interpretation… All knowledge is just someone’s narrative A Crash Course in Fact   June 24th, 2016 was a grim day in Britain’s ivory towers. Cobbled together under their lalique cactus tables, the stunned inhabitants comprising the political, financial and intellectual elite received Read More