About this Blog
Decepikons is the personal home page of me, David Parkes. I’m a self-confessed ‘angry liberal’, disillusioned with the wave of authoritarianism sweeping across Britain and the erosion of civil liberties which follows.
In response I write on a number of issues, with the goal of challenging inequality, injustice and rising fascism in British Society.
I should point out that I am not a journalist, I do not pretend to offer an impartial view, but I do present the facts, followed my take on them. All I ask is that you read this site with an open mind.
My Philosophy is simple it advocates the maximum amount of liberty and personal freedom for every individual. I believe in small government and minimisation of legislation. I believe each individual should possess equal liberty and have the right to live their life as they see fit, provided the way they live their life does not cause physical harm, fear, economic or environmental problems for others.
In other words: "It's your life - enjoy it! Just don't be a jerk."
I also believe in religious freedom, though I advocate secular government as I do not believe religious ideals should forced upon a population through legislation, as this would affect an individual's personal religious freedom. I also believe in Humanism, namely that it is possible to lead a moral and ethical life without Religious codes or faith in an omnipotent god. In fact I advocate morality and ethics very strongly in my political approach.
I believe this is most inclusive political philosophy, as it enables everyone to live their own lives however, they see fit. You can be devout Evangelical Christian with Conservative values, or you can be Atheistic Socialist. Provided you're willing to accept that you will let others get on with their own lives in the way they see fit irrespective of your own personal values and beliefs, you will feel included within this philosophy.
By day I am a web developer, so naturally I wrote this web site and the blogging software that powers it myself. It runs using ASP & XML and once I’ve full tested all the features and added a few fancier bells and whistles I’ll release my code under the General Public License.
Thanks to Guy Murphy and also the members of the Sitepoint forums for their help when I needed it.