"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."

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Anarchists & Lefties

The news hasn't been new for a long time now, which is why blogging is becoming more intermittent.; the days of 9/10 posts are long gone.  If you ever take up blogging you'll end up with bookmarked pages as long as your arm and then some - each and every one to be checked out each and every day.   Eventually you'll find that they're reporting on something you blogged about the day before, the week before, or, as with the Lisbon Treaty, a year or two before.   I'm not sure why I keep the blog going really, except that the most enjoyable part is the feedback and links.  With that in mind, here are some questions:

Why are the revolting types all Lefties? I'm repulsed about what's happening in the world as much as the next man but I'm not a dreadlocked crusty, a student or a member of the UAF/SWP. If I call myself 'right-wing' will everyone think I'm an Anders Breivik in the making? If I say that Britain and, in particular, England, is crammed to bursting point and there should be a moratorium on immigration, am I a fascist? If I see poverty and suffering in the world and try to alleviate it on a personal level, am I a bleeding-heart Liberal?  If I say the NHS is not fit for purpose, am I a dyed-in-the-wool reactionary, harking back to the days of Shaftesbury and Barnardo and taking bread from the mouths of the poor?

I'm an anarchist in that I'd like to see the overthrow of the current regimes in the UK, EU and UN ( :-) not a big ask), the regimes that have been leading us by the nose via their helpmeets in the media and putting us, our families and our productivity, as collateral against bankers' debts.

On last night's Newsnight it was said, twice, that "capitalism has failed", "capitalism is at fault" but no-one was there to rebut those statements. It was just me, sitting alone in front of the tv, tearing out my hair, biting my fingernails and throwing the cat at the screen. Capitalism hasn't failed because the system we've been living under isn't capitalism; it's Third Way interventionism, aka communitarianism, a form of socialism.  Capitalism is being regulated by socialists and that's why our financial system is failing.

State education is wrong - a nice idea but wrong. A State-defined national curriculum for schools is wrong, wrong, wrong. The Tories are as guilty as Labour for degrading our education system, once the finest in the world. We used to produce free-thinkers and innovators, mechanics and engineers but now we languish in international league tables and spew out children only fit for riot-fodder because they can barely read, write or understand English.

The State has done its job of divide and conquer well. It's turned out an unthinking section of society with no interest in politics beyond smash 'n' grab, and a separate, cultured, stream that's steeped in Lefty learning and propaganda. In the middle are the great ignored - those who write to MPs about a local injustice, those who have never seen a policeman except to ask directions or the time of day, those who live by society's rules and then learn, too late, that it was all a lie and a scam.  In fifty years' time it will begin all over again and those who live by decent standards will still be the losers.


16 comments:

  1. My brother! All was well until the final line of the final paragraph.

    Life decently lived, as difficult as it is, is the only way. It isnt worth living any other way.

    There is a God, who is just, and I've lived long enough to see some of the worst of the worst sociopaths in my world either go down in flames, or worse for them, simply fade away into invisibility. Won't bore you with the details, but it happens.

    Sit tight, Bro'. Keep on keeping on.

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  2. You did see this didn't you?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJcG2C22okE

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  3. "Capitalism is being regulated by socialists and that's why our financial system is failing."

    The UK-EU-Un fisked in a sentence. There is nothing more to say.

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  4. GV, I feel your despair. Yet never lose sight of the fact that we have, at least for now, this medium. We can make a difference, you know we can. All the real decent things in life are worth the struggle. An open fire,a loving pet, hope. It really does spring eternal. Keep up your beautiful work. It really is worth it if but one person reads it. You have thousands.

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  5. You are so right. Depressing isn't it!

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  6. Please do keep up the good work GV.
    Last weekend Joan Collins gave an interview to the Telegraph (style and fashion section, sorry, it was a quiet day) on which she blithely staed "the reason for the housing shortage is that there too many immigrants". I awaited the usual howlings from 'the left' but it didn't happen.

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  7. Fabian The FabulousSeptember 18, 2011

    All good stuff, GV, except your assertion on state education, which on the whole was a good thing until the wreckers - "progressives"' Gramsciists, "Cultural Marxists", call them what you will - got hold of it in the 1960s and created the nightmarish charade we have now.

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  8. Thank you all - it's always good to have more perspectives on an issue.

    @MrW - thanks for the link - glad it resonated with you.

    @OldSouth - Less of the brother/bro stuff pls ;-) (I'm a girly). I hope you didn't think I was implying anything other than there is an alternative to a life lived decently? That wasn't the impressiion I intended to convey.

    @DGUTDJ - Yes, thanks. I posted it on the blog when it first surfaced. [Didn't you read the bit about the msm being slow to catch up with blogs? ;-) ]

    @OT - I'm not depressed - just heartily hacked off with the constant whining from the Left about the failure of capitalism when it's no such thing.

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  9. @FabiantheFabulous (I think you can be done under the Trades Description Act for that) - I agree completely & shd have made it clearer. I understand UKIP want to bring back grammar schools, which did so much to give bright children from poorer backgrounds a good start in life and the chance of uni.

    @Banned - Have to admit I didn't read her witterings. It's fine for her to hold forth but she doesn't have to live here. I'd rather listen to my next-door-neighbour or the man down the pub than some celebrity rent-a-gob.

    @ John, Bill, Woodsey - Thank you :-)

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  10. PS I'm still no further forward in my quest to find one of these vociferous anti-government groups that I can come close to aligning with. I guess I'll just stay an individual.

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  11. Sorry, OldRightie, I see a typo has made me call you 'OT'. I miss my old keyboard - I could type in the dark with it, this one's so twee I have to check and re-check everything and sometimes I'm slipshod.

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  12. GV
    Take a look at the British Constitution Group, they are totally anti Government in its now Fascist/Communitarian/Marxist form.

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  13. NewsboyCap! Take a look in my sidebar - they've been there for nearly three years. *sigh*

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  14. "Essential Links" - it used to be at the top of the page but I re-arranged things last week :-)

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