I watched the rolling news out of the corner of the eye today whilst doing my admin tasks. BBC, Sky and Russia Today get some part of my attention. I learn nothing much except I prefer Radio 3. Sky had some vapid woman who either is of was a police superintendent. I gleaned little except democracy is not safe in hands like hers. RT actually spoke to a few protesters about the protest. The UK clowns seemed to be hoping something would kick off. What I thought I saw was police over-kill with London closed to traffic and more officers than protesters.
I regard myself as little more than a serial cock-up survivor. Life as others live it is meaningless to me and allows little moral fellowship. We do a bit of shopping for elderly neighbours, I cut next door’s “lawn”, clean up crap for the street when I put out our bins and turn up to help next door’s kids when their parents are out if needed (they have replaced a couple of my roof tiles etc.) – but in the wider sense I just see doom.
Gadget’s girlfriend was under attack in Parliament and blamed the previous government. No truth came out other than that the gaggle of clowns in the place aren’t fit for anything but ridicule. Ms May appears capable of sacking people and I suspect this will lead to more paperwork as people cover arse. I note that when the clowns present themselves in our roughly five-yearly selection interviews that they don’t say they will do so much of more or less nothing they will still be able to blame the last management two, three and ten years down the line. Evette Cooper was useless and the point that we can’t muster enough customs people with a reserve army of about 8 million unemployed was never made.
Police will not be able to find enough officers to ‘anti-protest’ at double the number protesting or setting up tents if the actual nature of our plight dawns on enough people. It’s not good to see that we now mob protests with police and nick people for camping in Trafalgar Square. But never mind anything serious, FIFA is going to allow our players to wear poppies that rightly commemorate the fallen but also encourage the forgetting of the imperialist nature of wars millions protested against and then died in because we couldn’t resist the banks and commercial interests any better then than now.
I have no real truck with the protesters, but think they should be allowed to protest around Parliament – to discourage the clowns in the place. The rest of us deserve little as we remain ignorant and apathetic under the current tyranny of clowns. I’m just waiting for the run on the banks (what I put by is in gold), a collapse in asset prices and then my little pace in the sun. I’d rather fight, but tell me where or who with,
I’m going abroad because almost all our society disgusts me and I can get cricket and rugby on Sky. It’s all easier to ignore as an exile, there’s generally less crime and a less threatening drinking atmosphere when I venture out for a few. And there are none of those awful apathetic English. I hope to be out before the storm blows here.
Channel 4 News returned a little sanity, soon back to the despair of a young disabled couple who committed suicide in our Brave New World, yet at least some concern with truth. I half-expect the studio to be dismantled by a flood of Bobbies! There is still little on the Italian job and what it means.
Those of us who believe the current model of doing things in the world is hapless are rarely motivated by Marxist jargon these days. I’ve always thought ‘brainwork’ should be unlicensed and free to all with minor exceptions like bomb-making recipes and skills. the issue for most of us is debt and the way neo-classical economics (of most governments) leaves this out of the relevant management spreadsheets. This leads us to think we are in another great depression, with the exception that government interventions this time have been massive (QE and such). And most of us think these government measures are appliatives for a crooked banking sector, not the real problems. This isn’t hindsight and most of us concerned with debt predicted the 2088 crash or something like it. You can find most of the argument at Naked Capitalism, Steve keen (including a full academic course of lectures), David Malone and Zerohedge.
My tack has never been one of economics in the standard sense. I take it that society needs something simple that most people can grasp – this because I’ve taught too long to believe even university students can get over ‘early learning’ constantly reinforced by our vapid media and stifling workplaces. More people turned out for Jimmy Saville than to protest. It is no surprise that Berlusconi is off just after agreeing the IMF inspectors can come in.