Aug 09

The current vogue of being righteously upset at the events in Gaza is of course something I agree with. Nonetheless flying Palestinian flags and declaring Israeli free zones is bullshit. The tone is very much ego stroking. Oh this is so bad and I am so good. The mistake of the left though is to stroke the ego. To patronise people who talk of martyrs. If they really supported the people of Gaza there would be talk of ending the Egypt (Saudi’s proxy) and Israeli blockade which causes more lasting misery and reduces some to acts of futile resistance. The coherent message has to be end the blockade not anger and self preening.

The Gaza war for me is amazing for the openness that Israel has shown to journalists. The US/UK machine in Iraq targeted or appears to target reporters it does not like. There were no film as soldiers shot up the road and killed anything on it be it tank or family car with only implanted shills to report on it. No one was allowed to see enough of the murderous assault on Fallujah or the depleted uranium weapons or the cluster bombs or when Sunni factions were hired as death squads – sidebar they were betrayed and we’re now bombing our former death squads as ISIS and other banners. The media snopaked it. Ed Miliband does not get half the odium of Bibi Netanyahu say despite being a leading apparatchik of the vile Blair and Brown regimes who perpetrated those crimes.

Israel fans supply some pretty silly rhetoric of their own they started out saying they were better than Syria and Assad. Wow I’m better person than Jimmy Savile but I won’t be putting that on a T shirt any time soon. Then it was why should Israel be held up and pilloried and not Turkey which claims to also be a 1st world democracy? Let’s keep our standards low I guess.

However they had a point but of course the real parallel and the one most sane would agree with is that of the UK US and their campaigns of drones, death squads, torture, rendition and at times slaughter.  They could point out that the US recruits poor people to be soldiers with promises of lifelong health care and housing and free seats at baseball occasionally. Similarly Israel uses conscripts and thus these groups are hardly going to be civilian friendly – not that the UK’s professional army has not cost Millions because of its lack of control and brutality. The US also uses private contractors with immunity from any charges. War is not a good business. We’re not as bad as the US Army is what Israel could rightly say.

Thus when the glib liar Obama starts lecturing or the inane Kerry gets on his high horse I wonder what Netanyahu thinks? You hypercritical cunts? Not that he gets any sympathy from me having to deal with the glibster and his tall crony it is in some small way retribution although not nearly enough.

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May 17

This is anti Labour, Tory, Liberal, UKIP and BNP. As little as I like to tell people how to vote I am suggesting people not vote for the parties listed there. It almost does not matter what you vote but Green or TUSC would be strong recommendations. You don’t have to fully agree with them. However whilst it’s easy to openly disagree with UKIP and BNP you I would bet 90% don’t want the world the other 3 are peddling.

The truth is the 3 main parties all follow the creed of Neo Liberalism. Sure Miliband will offer a few populist pebbles like freezing prices or intervening in a mega merger but they all stand for the same thing. Monetisation. There was a recent story where a narcissistic Billionaire (is there any other type?) bought a beach and then hired armed gangs to keep people off it. Now he is not monetizing his beach and indeed what he did is worse. Nonetheless expect to pay for Beaches. Similarly want Libraries or Parks and Recs forgetaboutit. Almost everything you do will cost. The state in the UK is already doing this with Hospital Parking, Hospital phonecalls and even the Hospital cafe is no longer geriatrics with tea in stainless steel pots and home made cakes. Banks increasingly do this to the poorest Americans too.

This is what Labour, Liberal and Tory stand for. They don’t deny it as the fact all 3 have been complicit in it shows. These parties basically work for the established wealth and want to create a zombie, joy-less economy where everything has a price like they do. The end result will be a considerably poorer middle class – who seem to be dancing at their own funeral. If their house price has gone up fine but they have to live somewhere and if you sell the house your income is what at 0% interest rates?

If you choose to believe your salt brand is different I refer you to the headline.

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Apr 20

Do a survey of people and they will decry their Govt and suggest they are all corrupt and then go and vote for them or at least not vote for anyone which is a vote for them anyway. In England 95% of vote will go to 3 neo Liberal parties whose policies are varying degrees of how to hand state assets to their friends and a 1 issue party who dislike furriners coming to the UK.

Indeed based on what happens when things go wrong and voting people in England actually belief in the benevolence of Govt. They’re happy to consume human story media be it a lunatic gunman who was an athlete – note how the Oscar Pistolpacking trial has had more attention that the sport never mind Para version that he competes in. Now the BBC leads on a South Korea ferry disaster which like the MH370 merely qualifies as grief porn or sad voyeurism.

People deride newspapers and politicians yet actually support and trust them more wholehearted than things they claim to care about. The supposed objections nothing more than a veneer of sophistry. In reality the majority of these people believe in and trust a corrupt Govt getting rich on selling state assets for pennies in the pound. My tweet may not be accurate as I think I am erring on the side of caution but here it is:-

Difference between Labour & Tory. Labour built hospitals giving away 80p in the pound. Tories now selling NHS services for 20p in the pound.

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Apr 16

Numerous fans of the rabid US Democratic and Uk Labour parties like to display their moral superiority over the right with their endorsement of so called Gay Marriage – it’s marriage period, live with it. My only point to the what is laughably labeled left (in effect centre very right) is that oddly they did not endorse this idea en masse until more than a few years ago themselves. Indeed chief ‘cratic POTUS O’ himself only came to the idea after polls.. sorry friends convinced him that ‘they’ wanted it.

My point is this point scoring morality is ridiculous. Equal marriage has no valid argument against it and did not 100 years ago either. Given they and their so called liberal parties only came round to it in the last few years to expect people of a more conservative bent to overnight is sickening sanctimony. Their sententious disdain for people who are at most 3 or 4 years behind them on social liberalism qualifies as ridiculous.

The equalising of marriage rights is for me a great cause where the supine reptiles who inhabit Govt were dragged there by public opinion, certainly in the US. It’s a cause for celebration not finger wagging point scoring. It would actually aid equality if people engaged rather than threw nasty labels at people.

As someone who eschews marriage you’re all welcome to it.

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Mar 27

Really Conservatives and Labour would be the most obvious coalition with a likely 500 MPs out of 625 they should be well set for stable Govt. The only people who don’t think this is possible are deluded fans of either party who assume a difference

On the biggies Labour/Tory the same see below

GCHQ Surveillance check

Afghanistan war check

Tuition fees for Universities check.

Housing Bubbles check

City friendly economics and subsidy by taxpayers for banks check

Austerity check

Anti immigrants check

No to women ministers who have their own ideas check

Pandering to Mail/Sun/Murdoch check

Trident Replacement check

Fracking or fuck the environment check

Europe no more treaties check

Scottish independence check

Allow police corruption unchecked check

Privatise NHS check

Bully Unemployed and Disabled check

A PoCs think we can agree.

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Mar 27

Someone asked why Clegg would do it? (debate with UKIP) Well Clegg is an toff but not as venal as Cameron or demented and power hungry as Miliband. However the better reason is he had nothing to lose and he could outflank Labour among the self described intellectual middle classes by being openly pro EU pro Immigrant*. Just as Farage can outflank Cameron in the fear of the furrin stakes.

* I am pro common market pro immigrant BTW i.e. fuck the EU but not as much as all that.

Labour and Tory cannot engage with UKIP as their policies make no sense and they would be reduced to labeling and ad hominem attacks. Like the Tories with varying degrees of emphasis Labour feels it has to appear pro Europe for its corporate backers, antagonistic to Europe for its potential voters, anti racist but against immigrants! Alleged future Labour leader Rachel Reeves ranted at Immigrants on Question Time and just sounded like a nutter. This is why the main 2 will not debate Farage. They have nothing coherent to say on these issues.

Nick Clegg is a vacuum. He believes in nothing and has nothing to say for himself. Farage at least gives the impression he believes a word he says but his message is one whose merits are impossible to judge and of course he is a one man band disowning candidates and his own manifesto dependent on the time of day. UKIP and Lib Dems had a symbiotic relationship here. On the main issues of UKIP they are attacking from opposing flanks – such is the dimension of Westminster left to right now about the difference between Buda and Pest.

Make no mistake in my lifetime no two parties have been as close on policy as Labour and Tory but they dare not explain this or their Plutocratic policies. That their supporters argue so viciously and with such trolling effect shows their [supporters] stupidity.

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Mar 14

Tony Blair will spin in his grave. Like Thatcher he will get poison as his legacy. Unlike Thatcher John Rentoul and Steve Richards aside no one will care for the man who made Torture, War, Rendition, Financialisation, Globalisation, Debt, Mass Surveillance and Gordon Brown mainstream. In a way this odium directed at those the middle class actually voted for is an irony as we hear the praise for Bob Crow who stood up for his members and Tony Benn who had some good points. In as much as one can live up to the expectations of those of us not in their position Bob Crow stands out and I was a critic probably unfairly so.

This genuflecting to people middle England and their silly newspapers despised in life and hammering of the ones they if not loved sided with reflects the deep stratum of weakness and hypocrisy of middle England. That wishing to be seen one way whilst thinking grubby selfish, racist and stupid me me thoughts in their heads. For being so weak that all the establishment has to do is scream Terrorism, Paedophiles and Drugs and they believe everyone else needs mass surveillance.

As to Blair he was a right cunt who believed in nothing and Gordon Brown was worse pandering to the Bennery tradition whilst imposing debt and neo liberalism on us. I’ll say it on the day they die too.

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Jan 17

Are Labour a case of we really mean it this time as they throw ideas that contradict their last Govt? i.e. smaller banks from the Party that insisted Lloyds destroy itself by buying criminal organisation HBOS? Seriously were Brown’s gimps [Ed n Ed] unaware when this was happening?

Regardless now Miliband is the Chief Lab Rat. King Rat will in my opinion enact much of what he says. However its actions like the 45 minute claim will be specious and not what most people will assume he means. Indeed it shows Labour’s real progress that all they can do is trumpet the minimum wage which we now are reminded was 15 years ago and the reasons Vince Cable was not able to vote for it – stroke of a pen legislation.

A raft of regional development agencies with no admission how ineffective and corrupt these have been in the past. There is the nub of my view of Labour until they admit their past ineffectiveness and mistakes properly, not least to themselves, then anything they say can surely be discounted as bore [sic] of the same.

Labour’s last Govt handed Bns to A4E, AtoS [ers], BAE, Financiers, Banks, Accenture, Capita, Foreign Arms Buyers, BP, Serco, PFI funders and lots of others memory fails me. This is not business friendly and it’s certainly not friendly to those suffering bedroom taxes and reduced care to pay for it.

Labour should commit to remove the corruption and graft it built into the system. It isn’t and won’t.

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Jan 02

Why does David Cameron and others make up stats and complaints about new immigrants? Is it because the economic argument is one way. Indeed why do people make specious economic arguments against immigration when they are clearly fallacious or so atomised as to be irrelevant to the subject as a whole? Why do they invent crud like Health Tourism? Now we will charge furriners for A&E a bureaucratic nightmare and is Cameron really suggesting people come here to have Accidents and Emergencies!

The answer is of course the British are ill advised and wrong on everything as a survey showed. It’s why the poor are blamed even though they actually cost less than even healthy pensioners say. That 10s of Bns is given in subsidy to BAE Systems, Train franchises, PFI payments, Banks  etc as Iain Duncan Smith [IDS] tries to scrape a few 100 Mn off the unemployed! IDS a man who lost the leadership of the Tory Party by paying his wife.

It’s why the BBC, Guardian and Mail for all their pretense are state media – The Times does not even try not to be seen as State Media. The vast majority of their output is within the bounds of Polly Toynbee a person who equates support for Rendition Labour with her own goodness and John Redwood a man who does not know the words to the Welsh National Anthem. i.e. a pro Finance corrupt political centre which seeks to monetise at low prices valuable state assets as a sustainable economic policy! Continue reading »

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Dec 02

It’s getting hard to see the obsession anymore with sexual choice. Of course we’re all wired to have sexuality but what other people’s is should in many ways unless they are the object of our desire be a profoundly redundant question.

Labour fan types are so quick to come out and be seen to comment and compliment someone for saying what the object of their desire is.  My questions to these Neo Libs of the Labour Party and you are for all your denials Neo Liberal. Why do you have to comment? You support bigotry and tough policies on the poor. You support the economics of Austerity. You support moronic Immigration policies. You support a race to the bottom on benefits. You support the subsidy of big business. You support nationalising debt and subsidising risk for banks and large corporates. You support Corporatism. Yet you think being nice about the largely inconsequential preferences of a celebrity mean jack.

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