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  • Jul 14, 2016 02:15 PM
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    Trump Hates Love.
  • Jul 12, 2016 04:07 PM
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    What we learned in Britain in the Nineteenth Century was avoid armed police at all costs, and when a high proportion of them are racists - you can hardly argue that only the murderers are racist - it is time to disband them and get some decent people. We discovered our police were institutionally racist some years ago, and have tried to do something about it. Yet I'd say that British police are radically egalitarian compared with what we hear of the American lot.
  • Jul 08, 2016 02:56 AM
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    When the last racist policeman is strangled with the guts of the last racist Republican.
  • Jun 23, 2016 11:46 PM
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Lots of regrets. A petition calling for a revote is up to 2,500,000 signatures. I will make a couple of observations.

    1. Voting matters. So many voters who voted to leave, did so with anger. They voted with their emotions instead of doing their homework and thinking.

    2. Although 72 percent of the population voted, the youth vote was underrepresented. Those who voted, most often voted to remain.

    There are lessons to be learned here. People need to put emotions aside before voting in the November election. Those 45 percent of Bernie supporters who say now that they will vote for Trump or Johnson, just need to THINK of the implications.

    (I am trying to post here for the fourth time, my previous efforts having disappeared into hyperspace, to a desk in GCHQ Cheltenham or up the camel's posterior. I struggle on, however: we socialists are like that).

    The problem throughout has been cynicism: it was totally cynical of Mr Cameron to promise the vote in the first place, but he thought he was going to lose the Election and that it would help him against the Right. It was even more cynical of him to call it when he won - no-one was demanding it, but, again, he thought it would help him in his internal tory manoeuvres. The Electorate was (and is) hugely cynical about their alleged 'representatives', which is why they swarmed into the Labour Party to elect Mr Corbyn, with the support of a few (cynical) MPs who thought it would help their careers. It was utterly and disgustingly cynical of the Brexiteer leaders, who thought they couldn't win, to tell lies with abandon, teach cynicism against anyone who knew anything about the matter, pretending they were bought 'experts', and two of them have run like rats when faced with the outcome. It was cynical of working people to vote for this nonsense to show their cynicism about the effects of capitalism on their lives instead of finding a socialist alternative, and it has been hugely cynical of the Labour MPs to attempt to use the subsequent mess to knife Mr Corbyn and destroy democracy. All in all, it has not been a pretty process, and has made people even more cynical than before. Happy days!

  • Jun 19, 2016 08:56 AM
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    johnnycee Wrote: Fathers Day was at first a day set aside to remember the 371 miners who died in a Mining disaster back in 1907, of which 250 were fathers leaving over a thousand children fatherless, in 1909 in Spokane ,Washington, the first church service was said in honor of the miners, it wasn't until 1966 that LBJ made it an official commemorative day to honor both deceased fathers and living ones as well.
    I'm glad to hear that it had something other than a commercial origin. We used to have Mothering Sunday, in which servants were given the day off to go home and see Mother, but all this Mother's Day slop escaped us until much later, and as to the Father's Day absurdity, who needs it - except my Second daughter, who sends me a card to cover the fact that she doesn't come home as often as she might - and why should she?
  • Jun 25, 2016 09:53 AM
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    In fairness, Mrs Palin would fit perfectly amongst the real Brexiteers. In fact she is closer intellectually to their supporters than the quite-bright-but-totally-dishonest-and-cynical fuhrers who brought this idiocy about for career reasons and are now running like rats from the consequences.
  • Jun 23, 2016 11:46 PM
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Someone sent this to me. As one who spent nine years living in the United Kingdom during the Thatcher era, I had a few chuckles:

    "So, let me get this straight… the leader of the opposition campaigned to stay but secretly wanted to leave, so his party held a non-binding vote to shame him into resigning so someone else could lead the campaign to ignore the result of the non-binding referendum which many people now think was just angry people trying to shame politicians into seeing they’d all done nothing to help them.

    "Meanwhile, the man who campaigned to leave because he hoped losing would help him win the leadership of his party, accidentally won and ruined any chance of leading because the man who thought he couldn’t lose, did – but resigned before actually doing the thing the vote had been about. The man who’d always thought he’d lead next, campaigned so badly that everyone thought he was lying when he said the economy would crash – and he was, but it did, but he’s not resigned, but, like the man who lost and the man who won, also now can’t become leader. Which means the woman who quietly campaigned to stay but always said she wanted to leave is likely to become leader instead.

    "Which means she holds the same view as the leader of the opposition but for opposite reasons, but her party’s view of this view is the opposite of the opposition’s. And the opposition aren’t yet opposing anything because the leader isn’t listening to his party, who aren’t listening to the country, who aren’t listening to experts or possibly paying that much attention at all. However, none of their opponents actually want to be the one to do the thing that the vote was about, so there’s not yet anything actually on the table to oppose anyway. And if no one ever does do the thing that most people asked them to do, it will be undemocratic and if any one ever does do it, it will be awful.

    "Cleared up now?"

    -Random Reddit Dude

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    This was written before Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK's right-wing populist UK Independence Party (UKIP), and outspoken critic of the EU, stepped down. From MSN/Reuters quoting Farage:

    "I have never been, and I have never wanted to be, a career politician. My aim in being in politics was to get Britain out of the European Union," Farage told reporters.

    "During the referendum campaign, I said 'I want my country back'. What I'm saying today, is, 'I want my life back,' and it begins right now."

    Wow, we have a lot of critics of the "American politics", but I'm not sure that I would trade it for a British style Parliamentary system.

    Well, Farage isn't an MP. fortunately, and the Brexit liars are in very much a minority. The problem is not the Parliamentary system but the cynicism of Cameron, the Lying Gang and the Labour Party MPs who disgrace it.
  • Jun 23, 2016 11:46 PM
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    lonely bird Wrote:

    Non-binding resolution. Parliament will have final say. Have heard some people woke up wondering what they voted for or against.

    Scotland and Northern Ireland may vote to stay in the EU and leave the UK. Northern Ireland may even consider merger with Ireland.

    If you look at the distribution of the votes in the Six Counties, the Unionist, mainly Protestant areas voted Remain. An agreement to join the Romanist South is very extremely unlikely.

  • Apr 28, 2016 12:02 AM
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    I think the trouble with Mrs Clinton are the foreign policy contradictions inherent in current American doings. In particular, I cannot imagine how a fanatical Zionist like her can possible establish peace in the Middle East. We have the same problem over here, but more directly, as the Zionists attempt to destroy the Labour Party. and abolish democracy entirely.
  • Apr 17, 2012 01:04 AM
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    pevinsy Wrote: Calm down, God Loves you too.  As for men, they tie their own knots and trip over their own rope.  They just do what they do.

    www.avoltasuperbooks.blogspot.com


    Well, it's a theory.   To my mind 'religion' is all about appeasing an imagined Sixth-Century BC tyrant, but Christianity, fortunately, is not a religion.   I was brought up Christian-Socialist myself, and I was in University before I met anyone who claimed to be Christian and support capitalism.   I still find the claim ludicrous.