“America is literally unimaginable without plundered labour shackled to plundered land, without the organising principle of whiteness as citizenship, without the culture crafted by the plundered, and without that culture itself being plundered.” from https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/sep/29/we-should-have-seen-trump-coming
And here we have brief consternation of the powered and the moneyed as Mr Jeremy and co raise the spectre of, dread word, socialism. Whilst watching and listening to the Labour conference I was reminded of Kinnock and the Sheffield rally in 1992 one hopes history doesn’t repeat. Much can happen between now and the next election and we can expect the tts and their powerful friends to dupe the populace. We can already witness how it will pan out, just watch the latest Question Time. It also featured some aggressive bullying from an audience member towards the panelist Ayesha Hazarika, which on reflection could include sexism and racism. I replayed it and dimblebore, with his ever so daring tie, did nothing to sort out the man in the audience. It was left to Ayesha to defend herself and point out the bully’s bullying behaviour.
And so we have this cursory examination of our ‘democracy’, there is so little mainstream analysis of how our culture is, and has been, plundered. Just as our bastard offspring over the Atlantic is a dysfunctional democracy, so we are continuing to suffer under the yoke of the plunderers: the landowners (how did they come to own the land?), the kleptos, the ‘establishment’, the ‘aristocracy’. Instead we have the comical shitshow parade of the likes of bunter prick spewing his racist, sexist, post-colonial bile. I like Brian Cox’s comment about the johnson: “If you removed all that is good in Britain, leaving only blimpish sludge, and emptied the residue into one man……..”
And so we’re left to look for the joy and wonder around us: a flower, a piece of music, a smile, the sound of waves, a glass of red wine.
Keep on keeping on, love Duncan