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 read this in Haaretz on why Israel was turning to fruitcakery:-
And left-wing voters have lost interest in the character of their country in recent years. After all, it’s not very liberal to tie yourself in knots in order to shape a society in accordance with your own values. Their secularism has been privatized. They have moved onto dealing with “nano” problems – questions of lifestyle like alternative weddings, circumcision (yes or no), Reform prayer at the Western Wall and girls getting called up to read publicly from the Torah.
read more: http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.762203?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
This. As true of a ‘left’ celebrating difference and stroking its virtue by not just pointing out racism, sexism etc but celebrating itself as superior because it uses the right pronouns and sentences people to penury for uttering a word out of place in the public sphere. For enforcing anodyne comedy on TV! Continue reading “Nano Problems”
In all this defending of Judges and EU and even the mendacious incompetent Mrs Clinton don’t forget these people offer less than nothing too. They merely offer the marginally better place than being run by the insane. Their plan be they EU, Council of Ministers, Tories, ‘Crats, GOPpers, Popper taking New Labourites etc is to continue the class war. They represent bankers and themselves – as Warren Buffett says his class are winning, you serfs. Continue reading “The Wankers”
How can anyone support Mark ‘Chauncey’ Carney a bubble blowing dickhead. Or Mrs Clinton a corrupt lying neo Con who is wrong about almost everything and as big a minion of the Sauds as you can get. Or the EU that undemocratic neo Liberal festering scab on the world fresh from killing 1000s of Greeks and condemning many of the rest to unending poverty? Continue reading “The World of Binary”
Syria has descended and into the vacuum has come the Russians with an indifference to life well in tune with the region it is now interfering in. What to do? UK Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan seem to have a reputation for incompetence to put it gently. US incursions are brutal and involve the expending of colossal amounts of ordinance before someone arbitrarily says ‘Misson Accomplished’ and then at some political date they leave. The use of Proxies in Yemen left the neo Cons clinging to the “Russia does not pay compensation” schtik. Neither side does reincarnation I’d willingly bet.
What to do? What to do?
Libya shows the standard of thinking in the West done by Cameron, Sarkozy and Clinton. The 3 twats wondered in under some flag of giving a shit and then did not after someone got killed. We did not oust Assad and same result with better weapons on the enemy side. Equally taking over a country holding an election is not installing democracy in Afghanistan and Iraq.
In theory I’ve come to support intervention but in practice, it’s a bit shit.
I am not sure those whose pathetic self esteem relies on looking down on Trump or BrExit voters realise quite why so many oppose what to them seems obvious logic backed up by experts. Now of course these people are not economists objecting on grounds of EU’s lack of democracy or economic theory to Mrs Clinton’s bogus nonsense.
But, there’s the rub. Continue reading “Not Wilfully Stupid”
As the decision to cancel a whole football match over a suspect package or half of Staines when I worked there showed UK Society is very risk adverse. Now I am roll the dice type but even if you consider the EU and its sisters Globalisation and Financialisation a plane without pilots just running till the fuel is empty it’s still not clever to jump out no parachute at 30,000 feet.
The UK runs several risks which I should add are possible rather than probable:-
- The UK does not produce enough food for itself and if the currency tanks will that drive up prices or cause farmers to get even more subsidy? TBF £ did tank 25% after 2008 and no one seemed to notice. Equally at present extra cash drives up rent and house prices so maybe we’ll adjust them down so we can eat.
- Hate the CAP [Common Agricultural Policy] but we would probably have to come up with our own subsidy package for sponging farmers. These may end up bigger than before esp if Conservative Party is in charge – most Tory MPs judged on their Govt’s policies believe in free market Capitalism as much as Lenin.
- UK’s a Financial Centre and de facto has vetoed any European move to a Tobin/Financial Transactions Tax. Unless UK is prepared to completely cut itself off from EU business this could affect us but with Banker pets Obama and Mrs Clinton unlikely to agree to extend such a tax this is unlikely to happen.
- Imagine the US unhappy at its project going down the tubes aligned with an amoral/uncaring/stupid Germany currently killing Greeks. As Greece shows they are not people you can appeal to with logic and sense. Indeed so bad is the slaughter of Greece even the bloodthirsty pirates of the IMF are trying to call time. However the need to set an example with someone who shares your currency is not relevant to the UK. Also unlikely US drops its NATO lapdog the UK.
- Interest rate rises due to declining currency and possible inflation could prick the housing bubble. Not sure this is a bad thing long term but that’s me. This is probably the most likely but also not sure once everyone gets over it currency drops or as stated above that is a bad thing. However a risk for those suffering Asset Price Wealth illusion.
- The UK could be stitched up by the ranting loons on the Conservative Govt rushing through Corporate Trade Agreements taking away our Sovereignty. Sadly there does seem an element obsessed with these implements for creating zombie economies and extracting rent via copyright. Oddly some elements just view the EU as not neo Liberal enough.
The point is that those like me (left and right) who are anti neo Liberalism/Whatever you call it and if those who want an end to cheap money and bubble economy are right even then the costs would merely be brought forward. I very much doubt that much comes to pass and frankly welcome the chance to change. However you do wonder given what whimpering scared people we come across as these days if UK people voting Exit get that it is a potential risk.