"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Nye Bevan Addresses The Labour Party

5 comments:

  1. This is very well done. So well done it actually hurts to be so starkly reminded how desperately frivolous and pointless modern existence seems to be. How selfish and how stupid people have become. these days, only the radical Islamists have any ideals: perhaps that is why they are so unoversally condemned.

    Nye Bevan, I think, would have wept at the despicable corruption that has resulted from the strangulated distortion of Socialist ideology. Whatever you may have thought about it, at one time it had a purpose that transcended the weakness of its leaders, it was a light of hope to many (including me, in my youth), it was a flawed diamond, but a diamond all the same.

    Despicable, self-centered career survivalists destroyed that, not free-marketeers. It was destroyed by the likes of Wilson in politics and Scargill in the Unions. 'Leaders'. Well, by now, even the most slavish of 'followers' must be seeing the danger of 'leaders'.

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  2. Thanks for your comments - and welcome from Sicily Scene, WL.

    As you say E, Nye Bevan's Labour party doesn't exist - it's been lost (or thrown away) in a 'modernising, progressive triangulation' of policies and is now only something for future students of Hegel to write theses about.

    The Labour Party always rabbits on about the importance of 'choice' yet by restructuring their party and policies as they have, they've ensured people have no real choice at all.

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