My question to all the economists and Govts last 30 years if you claim liberalism, globalisation, EU have benefited us why can’t we afford health, education, pensions, benefits, weekly garbage collection, social care etc. now? Continue reading “Don’t Vote Fascist: Vote Poverty”
Tempting as it is to say May only struggles on the spot and after such garrulous guff spielers as Blair and Cameron we should accept that. Yet give her time and space and she’s still vacuous avoider of issues without ideas. This is arguably going to be Dacre’s 2nd term after the original one with Brown, although it’s unclear if Brown was run by Brooks/Murdoch too. This is after all someone who has used legal defeat after defeat to advance herself at the public expense even at the extent of lying about immigrant rights at a party conference.
People who follow history will know those who advance through position, the general secretary route, rather than ideas and brilliance in a power vacuum are the most dangerous. Especially armed with a massive pensioner army ignorant of where, how and what their pensions and asset prices come from who do not have to work for lousy bosses or compelled to take self employed status or zero hours contracts.
It’s difficult to get over the modern need for hate and hence virtue in the brain of the hater. Yet Labour has 3 strings to its bow on the self love hate stakes:-
- Corbynistas or Momentum or The Left a group who think they can ignore economics or advice and be credible with a skeptical public. They find victims in every corner. Backed by a series of out of date ideas that ignore the changes in work and production and the future at the expense of platitudes and appeals to virtue.
- The Moderates. These people push the extreme liberalism whilst enacting the kind of policies that stifle wages and boost assets. All whilst celebrating differences as embodied by their Jim Crowist policy of multiculturalism. They and the progressives will rant at Tim Farron’s religious beliefs [and hence their own superior creed] but celebrate the greater and actual bigotry of Islam and the mainstream Muslim community. Nicer to the poor than the Tories in the short term but ultimately with same aim – an ordered society of a medicated poor and an elite. Oddly a middle class group seeking their own oblivion albeit with the expectation among the few who understand their creed they will be part of the elite see the Blairs and Browns.
- The Progressives who see the need for an alliance with Greens and Liberals as though they represent a single strand of opinion. They seek to be the glue in between the other 2. The major flaw they have is they cannot unite the Labour party never mind an infantile Green party which talks of banning horse racing and Liberal party that is not Liberal. Economically more for localism, environmentalism and other good but hard to sell non concrete stuff.
All 3 united in the identerism that those outside any of these creeds find so off-putting and un-voteable. All love great cries of sexism and racism and can remove TV hosts but precious little else. They are also united in slagging each other off too.
As someone whose views can be interpreted as to the left or right of the spectrum depending on the issue I do find the use of the word extremist funny. After all on the left most people called extremists would be centrists to some of my friends. Also since when to anyone but a Septic did universal education, water and health care become extreme anyway? Continue reading “The Extreme Middle”
I noticed some while ago a woman I found less attractive I had the hideous habit of barely listening to. I would add a worse fate awaits women men find attractive as every lie in the book is deployed and interest feigned.
What to do? Such prejudice is deeply ingrained and the reasons may be as much cultural as anthropological and may even include the fact I am a self centred tool.
As with everything we can use our conscious mind to over ride and correct. However my own take away from my own failings is that feminism is right regardless of how many women are interested in it.
I recall praise for Nancy Pelosi as the Democratic Party marched to control of all 3 houses and I meekly said but everything she says is rhetoric. AKA Meaningless. I’ve heard the Republican party remove the Affordable Care Act [ACA] only for Presidential veto. I’ve seen Paul Ryan tell a man whose life was saved by the ACA why it would be better for the USA if he had died.
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Yet why in Govt can the Republicans not replace the ACA even though their replacement was worse than repealing the ACA cold in terms of deaths and lost coverage – or how something as crass as the ACA was the best the Democratic Party could manage. Yet even the amoral Ryan’s tax break plan was not cold enough. Not bad enough for conservatives who did not feel it went far enough for their Freedom Caucus in making it impossible for a woman to get: Contraception advice: Maternity help: or to force them back to work after having a child: They’re all bitches eh! Quite what twisted fucks that caucus are is a matter of opinion. And much of that is my opinion some parts more informed than others and from a perspective.
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What is not a matter of opinion is that Govt is more complex than left and right want to believe. Why does the Govt not train more nurses and doctors? Do dis or dat? Today the Mosul offensive stops because even locals are astonished [shocked] at the US new kill 200 to get 2 scroats bombing policy comes into action. That lets blow up some Arabs rhetoric as policy not as effective as it sounded in the bloviating echo chamber?
Left and right seem to have missed out on 40 years of some progress in the way war, Govt and public services are conducted. Their idiot obsessions be it with controlling women, military power and overnight change are wrong, and their claims at common sense mere ignorance. They may even have been wrong in the 70s and 60s too…. but let’s not lump on the loons they are now after all increasingly in charge in the UK/US and much of the world.
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One last opinion like a great friend of mine said of Left parties with the word Workers in their titles never having any workers. Freedom tagged groups belief in actual Freedom for actual normal people not men in suits bank balances.
As Theresa May [sic] hypocrited herself using anti Brexit arguments against the Scottish attempt to pour boiling water on its head much as the UK or England and Wales at least had done I was struck by the easy ride Nicola Sturgeon gets. Her main critics are the Scottish Tories pointing out her absurdist position, no one else does. Now I am not against Scottish Nationalism but it would make the risk of BrExit look like crossing an empty road without waiting for the lights to change. Continue reading “The SNP Are Not Our Friends”