Benedict

Benedict
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I'm an unconventional young man with a predilection for saying and doing what I feel.

I seek adventure and abhor most forms of political correctness.

I crave travel, debate politics and love life.
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Recent pages by Benedict

The facts of life aren't always pretty. We all only have a limited time on this Earth. A time to make a mark - or have one made on us, for better or worse. You can either choose a destiny through choice or idleness, which is also a choice, but a far less happy one. Live today as if ...
Notwithstanding the exaggeration of comparing 21st century Britain to George Orwell's '1984', the growth of 'speech' crimes in the last decade is bordering on the insane. Merely offending someone nowadays seems sufficient cause for the 'perpetrator' being criminally tried and convicte...
Society has a problem. Instead of focusing on a general campaign to end all forms of violence, we devote disproportionate attention to violent acts where the victim and (alleged) perpetrator are of a different race, sexual orientation or gender. This is not only ignorant but it actual...
Western condemnation of the Russian trial of three Pussy Riot members, a self-described feminist punk-rock band, underscores how political correctness and hypocrisy rule criticism of Putin's Russia. Far from defending human rights, critics actually ignore the far greater legal injusti...
Despite a military operation into its eleventh year and the "defeat" of the Taliban, Afghanistan remains a hotbed of extremism, politically, religiously, socially and in the context of the War on Terror. This week's riots in response to incidental NATO burnings of the Koran only demon...
The Second World War is typically presented through a sharp dichotomy between the victorious Allied powers and the vanquished Nazi-led Axis. The sickening Holocaust and other Nazi atrocities take centre stage, a focus certainly justified, but other acts of barbarity claiming millions ...
Mitt Romney's continued, albeit non-dominant, popularity in the Republican nomination race comes despite a strong backlash against his Mormon background. Evangelical Christians in particular have baulked often at his faith, rather than the policies he supports. This is troubling, espe...
Sure, I'm not quite as irate as my title would suggest but three years into the Obama Presidency what do we have to show for it? Continued high unemployment, wars across the world (officially and unofficially) and the slow and steady decline of American power. So, the question is begg...
The heated public discussion, debate and even drama over gay rights, especially marriage, masks the fact that throughout our society there are groups of people, namely the disabled, who suffer far more than your average LGBT person. Why are they forgotten? Discrimination is discrimina...
With Italy on the brink and perhaps even beyond it, Greece in the economic world's equivalent of a sewage tank, and Slovakia, Ireland, Spain and Portugal close behind, European leaders keep talking about the long-term viability of the Euro. At what bloody cost, ladies and gentlemen? K...
It's so refreshing to hear a celebrity with real talent and a real work ethic - Daniel Craig - speaking out against the prima donna, childish attention-seeking of the Kardashians, particularly Kim. Most Hollywood folks, those who legitimately earned their success, are too nice to sava...
Truth be told, Eastern Europe is far from the criminal and trickster haven it's often made out to be. Twenty years since the fall of communism has certainly opened up these amazing societies in more ways than one. But some tips are certainly needed and the ones I'm about to give will ...
This is the story of a man named Charlie Sheen, who stars as the highest paid actor on television in a brilliant sitcom called Two and a Half Men. He's fired for his USUAL behaviour and because the creator and network executives chuck a tantrum. Ashton Kutcher is brought in. Show suck...
The central premise of Occupy Wall Street and its offshoots, that of the figurative 99% versus the 1%, is a sham, even if its supporters don't know it. The inclination to simplistically divide society into the mega-rich and everyone else is not only unrealistic, it's idiotic. Greed in...
If you want to see culture turned upside down, take a look at the career of Kim Kardashian. A sickening role model to many, she represents the toxicity of many aspects of modern life, even if she is but one of many to unwittingly - or deliberately - endorse it.
Sure, the al-Assad regime isn't exactly your grandma when when it comes to friendliness and respect for basic human rights, but why are the United States and European Union focusing on Syria? Of all the liberty and freedom-killing regimes in the Middle East, Syria is but one. In fact,...
Brave resisters of the evil Bieber and Twilight "crazes"! (More like diseases!) Our time has come! Rise up with me as we destroy these abominable plagues and drive their followers into the sea!
Using my state-of-the-art zombie detection skills, honed by watching numerous films, I will conclusively prove in this good-humoured, work-in-progress article that Michelle Bachmann is a flesh-eating (or at least poll-eating) zombie.
A slick campaigner even as President, Barack Obama is able to deflect intense criticism through carefully crafted speeches and support from many unable to admit his numerous failures. But the "at least he's better than/blame Bush" rebuttal doesn't cut the mustard now, especially since...
Recent accusations against Herman Cain - and the corresponding attacks he received - highlight how sexual misconduct claims against men often lead to a "guilty until proven innocent" mentality in the minds of many members of the public. While society's disdain for sexual crimes should...
For travel-minded young people aged 18-35, Contiki Tours are a superb way to see Europe and all it has to offer. With a group of people just as interested in exploring its amazing cities and landscapes as you, there are countless opportunities to make new friendships and have a holida...
Although American nation-building and direct foreign intervention has been a contentious issue for years, the subject of American military bases throughout the world is much more rarely discussed. How can American exceptionalism persevere into the 21st century when the butter of the U...
Divorce and its equally sinister cousin separation can rip apart many aspects of your life as a teen that made you happy and you thought would never change. You can feel like the world is caving in on you. But there is light at the end of the tunnel if you choose to find it. I promise...
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