Daenerys is annoying

I stayed up at 2am and watched the first episode of Game of Thrones. Honestly, I don’t think it was worth staying up for it was very anti-climatic until the end. I mean even though I found the episode to be a bit lack lustre Twitter did make it somewhat enjoyable. Despite all of this there was one character that really managed to piss me off and that character was...... None other than Daenerys Targaryen herself, baring in mind she already started to irritate me towards the end of last season but this episode really solidified my dislike for her.

The importance of Selfishness

Selfish: (of a person, action, or motive) “lacking consideration for other people; concerned chiefly with one's own personal profit or pleasure.” This is the British definition of selfish according to Google).

The American version of the word in the Cambridge dictionary defines selfish as: “caring only about what you want or need without any thought for the needs or wishes of other people.”

Refugees still stuck in Libya

International attempts to secure the release of refugees from Libyan detention centres to Niger have come to a halt according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).

A senior official from the UN agency told Members of European Parliament on 5th March that if more refugees and asylum seekers were not dispatched onwards from Niger to EU states, then the country may stop taking in people from Libya.

Since the beginning of this year, over 4,000 refugees have arrived in Italy according to official Italian Ministry of Interior figures.

The Court of Public Opinion

I actually got my inspiration for this blog post from an episode of Black Mirror called "Hated In The Nation", which I strongly recommend that every user of social media watches. If you want to check out the episode it's Season 3 Episode 6. The episode starts with the murder of Jo Powers, a journalist (who appears to be based on Katie Hopkins) deliberately writes articles with inflammatory views in order garner outrage and gain publicity for her articles.

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