Twitter storms

”The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but, on the contrary, that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within thirty seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness…” Our political parties like swarming as a political technique online….

Originally posted on Deeplyflawedbuttrying's Blog:
Ok, so last night was a child free night. Me and boy settled in to watch a movie, possibly smoke some dubious cigarettes, and at about 10pm. I checked Twitter. The top trending topic was ‘Yo Balloon Boy’. I clicked on, expecting to find a rather dull story, about…

Vanguardianistas

Sarah Kerton, I stole it from you, I am crediting it here and will never credit it again.

What’s happening under the silence and nonsense…

Underneath our ¬†twitternonsense, news-nonsense, surreal Olympic summer, people are now frightened. People at the top. Bank summit. Language alone won’t do it, and our establishment don’t know how to change anything else.

Just for fun

Advice to lefties by Owen Jones on how to talk to the proles. Don’t use jargon, ground your ‘examples’ in real peoples lives and go blairite with language….and why protesting against the Iraq war is not the same thing as opposing the economic system that demanded that war and our poverty so we arent interested….(he…

#leftyancestors Part 2

It occurs to me, that seeking out a class identity on an internet social network, where you are connected to people solely by shared views, may not be wisest. But if what you are looking for is a glimpse of how our media class behave as a class, to see how that self reinforcing culture…

Reblog from New Statesman

I don’t do this often, because outside a few key bloggers, I don’t recall the last time the New Statesman put anything out worth reading. ¬†But this is very good.¬†

Let me explain…

If someone hits you and it hurts, you may think they are a twat. If someone enters the scene outraged that you are being hit, and say they want to help you stop this, you might be grateful. If their method of stopping you being hit, is to offer you a lollipop, while they take…