Quote I found…

*It was under an article I can’t find. WIll attribute in a bit. “I believe the great lesson of the 20th century will be that the most efficacious method [by far] to control populations is through debt. Create a society of debt-slaves and people will rationalize away any- and every damn thing.” I would add…

What I notice…

..is that for a class of people who have long been used to issuing proclamations and generalisations about people who have no right of reply. whose bread and butter is complaining about the immoral right wing press … whose press give moral legitimacy to policies affecting millions…they are surprisingly thin skinned when subject to the…

When the

…only technique you have is saying black is white, and the only defence you have left is the left, that’s probably a sign it’s over. Last bonfire night I spent the evening discussing the Berlin Wall, with the father of my daughter’s best friend. He had attended an occupation a year before it happened, in…

Seeing things…

A few years ago,. I was possibly on maternity leave, or doing my finals, or possibly working at home….anyway I looked across the valley, and saw a procession marching up the hill with a crucifix. It freaked me out. A lot. Someone later told me they were filming. Today I watched this, and saw the…

Reblog from Adventures in a Modified Ninja Wheelbarrow

Adventures in a Modified Ninja Wheelbarrow Ill informed waffle about nothing in particular Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Seaside Kitsch seaside. Night time clientèle either adults dining in Michelin starred restaurants or binge drinking kids bored to death. TO DEATH!! Simultaneously the ugliest, yet most hypnotic building I’ve ever seen. What is it?! Who designed it?! WHY?!! Dreamland…

I haven’t read this book yet….

“In a traditional democracy, the liberal class functions as a safety valve. It makes piecemeal and incremental reform possible. It offers hope for change and proposes gradual steps toward greater equality. It endows the state and the mechanisms of power with virtue. It also serves as an attack dog that discredits radical social movements, making…

Zerohedge tweet

zerohedge ‏@zerohedge Monti says rising sovereign spreads may reflect doubts on EU deal implementation. Goldman has taught him logic well   FOr later- write post which looks at Paul Tucker in relation to Goldman Sachs. Continued use of phrase doing homework by Spain and Italy before emerging victorious over Merkel… Is it time for the…

TUC austerity demo

In October 1) Austerity is over politically, no demo required. We are now moving to austerity packaged as growth 2) You would know that, had you done your job instead of orbiting the Labour media-ocracy circus 3) We are now on the brink of the multiple crisis people paid you to represent them in defending…

When and where I met the elite left…

On twitter and at Oxford. I would like to note that the white, upper class, small social network benefited from austerity and their jostling for position on the back of hardship while going home to castles and bleating about class, paid off. They carved their niches and think they are ready to move on….has been…

Worth reading.

Banks policy wins celebrated…and we accidentally got a glimpse…